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CAPITAL NEWS photographer Sean Connor lies in a robotic pod while being prepared for a proton radiation treatment at the Loma Linda hospital in Southern California for a chordoma tumor situated in his lower skull region.

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How your life can change in a moment Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

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hen Sean Connor, the staff photographer for this newspaper, started seeing double last summer, he knew there was a problem. While friends and co-workers had noticed subtle changes in his mood and behaviour, Sean chalked the whole thing up to a kink in his neck, eventually diagnosed as an injury. There’s no denying seeing two images of everything is a problem, though, and the bizarre symptom wasn’t something an injury would explain away. Within a couple of weeks, the lightening quick reactions of his doctors—first his family doctor, then the neurologist and surgeon— found him staring down a life-altering operation with a

Sean Connor one in a million diagnosis. “When I went to the neurologist, he thought I might be coming down with something similar to MS (multiple sclerosis), and he said I’m sending you for a CAT-scan,” Sean said. “I hadn’t even got home from the hospital after the test when he called back. The good news, he said, is you don’t have this MG, myasthenia gravis, the disease like MS, but you do have a tumour growing in your brain.”

Sean was stunned. He hung up the phone and went straight to the computer to look up a chordoma tumour, the term his doctor had used. “It was like, how bad is that? It was a nasty piece of work,” he recalled. “At that point I went, Ok, this could be the end of the train ride.” Thankfully, this hasn’t been the case. Six months later, Sean has now completed treatment and is talking about things like returning to work next summer. His short-term memory still fails him and he’s too tired just yet to withstand a full workday. His cancer is near guaranteed to return— on average within seven years—but the exhausting journey to this reprieve has taught him there’s no telling what medical science can figure out. And he’s quite keen to share what he’s learned.

THE SURGERY

PHILIP ELSTON HURDLE/CONTRIBUTOR

SEAN CONNOR illustrates how the imbolization

mask fits around his head. The mask helps keep the patient still while the radiation beam is directed at his tumour

Immediately following his diagnosis, Sean was sent to Vancouver to meet with neurosurgeon Dr. Ryojo Akagami, who would perform two surgeries to remove his tumour—one planned, the other an emergency repair. Though one might picture a tumour as a solid mass, it’s actually a complicated growth that weaves its way through veins and arteries, pushing nerves controlling vital functions out of the

SANDRA CONNOR/CONTRIBUTOR

RADIATION THERAPIST specialists Becky Bain and Philip Elston Hurdle secure Sean Connor in a robotic pod in preparation for a proton radiation treatment. way in its insidious advance. Sean’s tumour had pushed through the duramater, the outer layer of the meninges sac surrounding the brain and spinal cord. When the first operation removed the bulk of the tumour’s insides, it shrank leaving a hole in that encasement. “They had patched the leak with a chunk of skin from his thigh and so that leak was supposed to stop,” said his wife, Sandra, who has been by his side throughout the ordeal. “We were supposed to be in intensive care for two days and then he was supposed to be move to a lower ward, but that wasn’t happening. I was wondering if he was going to leave the hospital. He was just getting worse and worse.” With fluid leaking

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PHILIP ELSTON HURDLE reviews a digital scan of Sean Connor’s lower skull to align the location for the proton radiation treatment beam to be targeted. from his nose, spine and down his throat, doctors went in for another operation. One hour became four and when they finally finished, the prognosis looked bright. His surgeons had managed to re-

move considerably more of the tumour, seizing the opportunity to skim the growth’s walls away from the inside out while they were in the surgery. Radiation would be used to finish the job and kill the last bits direct-

ly beside the brain matter, too close for a surgeon to extract without damage. The really unique thing was the rest of his treatment would be paid See Life A4

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PROTON RADIATION

A chordoma is a relentless bone cancer that occurs in the head and spine in people of all ages. It can form in several places along the spine and, for cases in the head like Sean’s, is often called a brain tumour, though the tumour actually forms from bone in the brainstem, not brain matter. According to information provided by the Chordoma Foundation, only one in a million people are diagnosed with a chordoma, and there are no known causes or risk factors. The only thing doctors know for sure is that people are born with this condition. It’s believed the tu-

mour stems from remnants of something called the notochord, a rigid, temporary structure providing scaffolding for the spine in embryonic development. It is supposed to be absorbed into the body, though in chordoma patients, it is believed some remains. When or if the tumour chooses to grow varies. and the prognosis for each patient is different. Doctors consider the size, placement, age and health of the person before making predictions. While it could take up to 20 years to return, Sean has been told a recurrence is more than likely, and should it occur in the same place, doctors will not be able to treat it. In layman’s terms, he only had one shot at the treatment so his doctors sent him to get the most accurate form of radiation available following his

surgery. It’s called proton radiation and involves using a beam of protons, the positively charged subatomic particles, to irradiate the tumour and damage the DNA of the cancerous cells, preventing replication. “Protons have a brag peak, so it enters with less energy, then it has its brag where the maximum energy is deposited at that point, and then two or three millimetres after that there is no radiation. So all the punch is given at the target,” explained Dr. Lilia Loredo, Sean’s doctor. Because of their natural properties, the protons can be targeted far more effectively than traditional x-ray radiation, doing less damage to surrounding tissue and offering a more intense treatment. Loma Linda Medical Centre was the first hospital to receive the acceler-

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ator needed to deliver the therapy. Although there are now nine of these facilities in hospital settings throughout the United States, Canada does not have a medical proton accelerator.

LIFE AT LOMA LINDA

Loma Linda Medical Centre is a very unique place, located in beautiful San Bernardino County. In true earthy, California fashion, the entire campus is vegetarian. As in Canada, patients who need it have access to a hospital social worker, but the dieticians and counsellors get to work immediately on ensuring their patients convert to as healthy a lifestyle as soon possible. The hospital’s motto is “to make man whole.” “If you’re losing weight, gaining weight, they’re there to help with all those problems. There

was one fellow there who was a smoker. They sent him through a quit smoking program,” said Sandra. “Every Thursday you could sign up to go to a restaurant, there was a farmer’s market, a whole list of activities…They want you active and they gave you a book on everything that you could do in their area.” From potlucks to Disneyland to a 70-person Christmas dinner they attended at one of the doctor’s homes on Christmas Day, every possible means of keeping the patients happy and surrounded by positivity was covered. The hospital is Seventh Day Adventist and the church plays a role in keeping the activities rolling. And for international patients like Sean, there’s a team dedicated to streamlining their specif-

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SEAN CONNOR walks down the hallway to receive one of 42 radiation treatments at the Loma Linda facility. The concrete walls along the hallway are steel-reinforced up to 15 feet thick in the radiation treatment area. ic needs. The vast number of the proton radiation patients are there for prostate cancer treatment. Loma Linda studies in the last 10 years show the overall disease-free survival rate for these patients is 89 per cent with fewer side effects than surgery or traditional xray radiation. And as a Canadian, that presented an interesting conundrum for Sean. On one hand, he heard from patients firsthand who had to do their own research to find the treatment because they believe their doctors preferred local surgical options they could profit from. Under a public medical system, this is never a concern. Sean can rest assured that B.C. Medical and his doctors did everything they could for him, even sending him on to another country for treatment. On the other hand, he realized, a public medical system could never afford to send everyone diagnosed with prostate cancer—among the top four most common forms of cancer—south for treatment. It would bankrupt the system.

THE BALANCE SHEET

Knowing that the absolute best treatment may be out of someone’s grasp was not a good feeling for Sean. On the other hand, having received the best treatment himself, he is very thankful. Unfortunately, it has cost him a significant amount of money. Sean is on sick bene-

fits through Employment Insurance and will soon go on long-term disability. Sandra has been off work helping him and, while paying their mortgage, the couple paid $2,000 per month for a furnished apartment within walking distance of Loma Linda for two months, average for the area. The couple remortgaged their home and Sandra has since lost the job she would have returned to due to the economic downturn and the timing of Sean’s illness. In addition, they’ve spent plenty of time spent in Vancouver with Sandra in a hotel, and there were travel expenses to get to and from California. The list goes on. As such, a group of friends have organized a major benefit concert on his behalf. The Sean Connor Fundraiser is Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Community Theatre by donation. Performances from Sherman Doucette and Deb Stone are already on the bill. The group are still looking for more silent auction item donations, any and all values, for which donors will gratefully be given credit that evening. For more information on the event, or to donate to Sean’s cause or to donate items to the silent auction, please contact Heather McCullough at 250-808-0131 or Kim Calloway at 250-7636397. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com


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An 18-year-old Kelowna man is facing robbery charges after an attempt to rob the front desk of the Coast Capri Hotel while wielding a bat. On Thursday, at 2:23 a.m., the man initially approached the hotel front desk clerk, a 57-year-old Kelowna man, asking

for change for a $20 bill. But, before any exchange could take place, he produced a bat and struck the clerk on the hand. The suspect then made off with a small amount of cash, only to be caught later by police at a Belaire Avenue house.

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NEWS Trudeau from A6 Trudeau remaining a central character, if not the face, of that endeavour. “We’re very excited to have him here. The last time a Liberal represented Kelowna, it was when (Justin’s fatherPierre) Trudeaumania swept the country,” said Mohamed. t “He’s the closest thing to a rock star in politics. He has a rich heritage and is accomplished in his own right.” Whether he can drum

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up the excitement his father did remains to be seen,

but Mohamed said change is afoot in the party that should bring back some support. “At the Liberal convention there was a real sense of renewal and engagement in changing the way we operated the past,” he said, remarking that even policy meetings were attended by more than 2,000 Liberal supporters, many of whom were first-time members. “We can’t be successful and govern unless we change.”

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tion that provides a significant value, a significant service within the overall Central Okanagan community. I think that West Kelowna now, after four years, has the capacity (and) time to start taking on the social services side of things,â€? said Ophus. “I think this is something we should be giving a lot more consideration to.â€? Mayor Doug Findlater said he was fond of CATCH; however, he wasn’t so fond of the district becoming its host agency. “It’s a wonderful organization‌what they’re suggesting that we do in terms of becoming a childfriendly community and parent-friendly community in all aspects is right on target,â€? said Findlater. “We continue to philosophically support (CATCH) and ask our staff to try and implement (its) recommendations into our community planning process.â€? wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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If Hanson conjures images of a towheaded six-year-old mmmbopping on drums as his brothers bounce around the stage, the sophistication of the next few lines will be scary. “I think the mistake that the music business made early on was fighting change. There’s a difference between social/ political change and just the environment of commerce,” says Isaac Hanson, the oldest of the onetime t’ween heartthrobs, in a telephone interview from “Hanson HQ” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “When commerce is changing so dramatically, ie. the Internet, you’re really just putting yourself in a position where you’re fighting inevitability (if you don’t adapt),” he goes on to say. The music biz is the only industry that’s seen 20 per cent shaved from its bottom line year-overyear for the last 10 years due, in no small part, to theft, he continues. Clearly, the band of brothers have grown up a little in the years since most North Americans remember them, though they never stopped making and producing music. With eight records to their name, one can forgive them for becoming rather opinionated about the love ‘em and leave ‘em business that’s rendered their band a cult classic rather than a Bieberesque blockbuster. Rolling into a conversation on record labels and conglomeration within the industry, Isaac is soon sugar-coating the obvious. If any band didn’t quite change with the times or adapt to attract new fans, it’s Hanson. On the other hand, a quick listen of their latest album, Shout it Out, and it’s clear their original talent for building catchy pop tunes is still alive and well. Solid hooks and whistle-worthy melodies counteract the strangely retro video offerings that accompany it. Admittedly, the odd mix of personal style that seems to pull one brother from the ‘50s while another takes a crack at ‘90s grunge and the last musters a Marlboro Man appeal (sans cigarettes), probably doesn’t help them crack mainstream. Opening for the band

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for a girl whose toehold in the industry came off a defunct TV sing-off contest (Canadian Idol). Back in 1997, Hanson hit with a similar bang to Bieber, sending crazed fans to their concerts in droves; but 15 years later, where the 140 characters of a Bieber tweet wields power only a record deal once did, the Hanson brothers typically use social media to discuss what’s for lunch. Isaac doesn’t seem remotely concerned about

any of this, mind you, and to their credit, neither are the core group of 20-somethings who still snap up Hanson tickets religiously. The group has played Toronto four years in a row, after all, even if they don’t really make many other Canadian dates. For Hanson, tweeting and making YouTube videos of the inane idiosyncrasies of their lives is all about pulling the fans back into the process, helping people appreciate that musicians are real people trying to earn a living. In so doing, they hope it may make it easier for people to see how downloading their music for free really is akin to stealing a Snicker’s bar from your local convenience store, Isaac says. From where he sits, allowing corporations like Apple to own the music industry really isn’t the best route to producing good art anyway. They’re trying to sell computers, not push music, he points out as the interview draws to a

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Used to be that the city would pick up all our leaves each fall To the editor: This is a complaint to the City of Kelowna yard waste pick up. Although the weather is an anomaly, here is my expression of disappointment. I choose to have large trees in my front yard , as well as in my back yard, for many reasons: They not only have aesthetic value, more importantly they have environmental value. Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide, producing oxygen and helping to remove contaminants from the air. One tree produces 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Shade trees can make buildings 20 degrees cooler in the summer. Having large trees in my yard I also have a high yield of leaves as I’m sure a lot of other peole in Kelowna do. My question is, because of our very mild fall, why did yard waste pick up end so soon before many of the leaves around town had fin-

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know a man who universities such as SCHOOL’S large has a PhD in EngDouglas College in New IN Westminster. lish but never graduated from high school. Through time, colYou’re probably wonleges developed a mix of dering how someone programming to attract without a high school students. By the eardiploma can get a docJane ly ’70s it became clear toral degree. Muskens that colleges needed to The answer is fairprovide university levly straightforward. It is el courses to students called the community college system. who wanted to get a degree but weren’t The community college system, qualified for admission to a university. which began in the 1960s, was creatThese students usually included young ed to provide programming to students adults 19 years of age or older who who were not university bound to enter wanted to get a degree, but didn’t take vocational and technical training proall the right courses in high school. grams. As a result, all community collegThese colleges were created es in B.C. today have university transfer throughout B.C. in communities that courses in arts and sciences. were not large enough to support a uniArts includes courses in both the versity or they were too close to many humanities and the social sciences.

Among these courses are English, history, political science, sociology, and psychology, to name a few. These courses are often referred to as academic courses and are transferable to most universities in the province. Science courses, which are also transferable, include biology, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, mathematics, physics and statistics. Depending on the size of the college most students can complete at least their first if not second year of science at a college. Due to the size of Okanagan College (we are B.C.’s largest community college east of the Lower Mainland) we are able to offer a mix of first and second year university transfer courses in a wide variety in both the arts and sciences. We also have enough courses that

students can complete either an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. These two-year degrees ladder directly into the third year of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree. There are a number of reasons students start their university degree at a community college. One of the main reasons is that they don’t qualify to go straight to a university. All the universities in B.C. admit by grade average and depending on the program these averages can be quite high. The lowest I have seen is in the high 70s. Many universities also require students to complete a number of specific academic courses in Grade 12. For a number of reasons, there are many students who don’t complete these particSee Muskens A11


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he battle lines are drawn and Northern B.C.’s pristine wilderness is the latest front. With hearings underway into the proposed $5.5-billion, dual 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project to transport bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat and imported condensate to dilute it from the coast back to Alberta, the fossil fuel industry and its supporters have stepped up the rhetoric. Environmentalists and people in towns, rural areas and First Nations communities in B.C. have lined up in opposition. It’s not just about potential damage from an oil spill along the pipeline route or from a superrtanker plying the precarious fiords and waterways along our northern coast—as critical as those concerns are. The larger issues are about our continued reliance on polluting fossil fuels and the economic impact of rapidly exploiting and selling our resources and resource industries. It’s about Canada’s national interest. With lax royalty structures and massive subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, not to mention

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David Suzuki foreign ownership of tar sands operations and lobbying by foreign companies, Canadians are not enjoying the real benefits of our oil industry. In fact, increasing reliance on the tar sands is hurting other sectors of the economy, manufacturing in particular. Thanks to the government’s support for the fossil fuel industry, ours is a petro dollar that rises and falls with the price of oil. The high price of oil has increased our dollar’s value and that has hurt the more labour-intensive manufacturing sector, which relies on exports. Not only have hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs been lost over the past few years, Canada has also been missing out on opportunities to join the boom in production of renewable-energy technology. And when we build infrastructure such as pipelines to support the fossil fuel industry, we increase the incentive to use

fossil fuels for a longer time and decrease the incentives to invest in cleaner energy. Industry adherents have come up with many arguments supporting the Northern Gateway project. Some have more holes than an oilfield. Take the jobs argument. Even Enbridge admits that most would be in short-term construction work. Only about 35 to 40 long-term jobs would

their shareholders, including firms from the U.S., Korea and China. In fact, state-owned PetroChina, which already operates in the tar sands, has just bought 100 per cent of the MacKay River project. The “ethical oil” argument is so absurd as to be hardly worth mentioning, but it’s one the government has latched onto. Oil can’t be ethical or unethical. People and by extension the companies

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SAYING THAT OPPOSITION TO THE NORTHERN GATEWAY IS A PLOT BY U.S. FUNDING AGENCIES TO PROTECT AMERICA’S ACCESS TO CANADIAN OIL IS JUST IDIOTIC IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT MANY OF THE SAME GROUPS AND FUNDERS ALSO OPPOSE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PROJECT THAT WOULD CARRY OIL FROM THE TAR SANDS TO TEXAS.

be created at the Kitimat marine terminal, with some additional jobs in pipeline maintenance. It hardly seems worth risking tens of thousands of jobs in tourism and the fishing industry, among others, for a few shortterm and even fewer longterm positions. Most economic benefits from increased tar sands production would go to the companies and

they own and operate or the governments they represent, can behave in ethical or unethical ways, but a product can’t. The Northern Gateway project and much of the recent and pending tar sands expansion, will help companies owned by the government of China dig up the bitumen and send it there for refining and use. The ethical oil folks admit that China is a po-

lice state, so why do they support selling them our industry and resources? Canadian tar sands companies also do business in the countries tagged by the ethical oil folks as being unethical—often in partnership with stateowned companies. The anti-American conspiracy theories are even more absurd. Saying that opposition to the Northern Gateway is a plot by U.S. funding agencies to protect America’s access to Canadian oil is just idiotic in light of the fact that many of the same groups and funders also oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project that would carry oil from the tar sands to Texas. It’s odd to see such anti-Americanism coming from conservatives who apparently support Communist China! The only real argument for Northern Gateway is that it will increase profits for the oil industry and hand over more of our resources and the associated profits and jobs to China. The arguments against it are so numerous we’ve barely touched them here. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation editorial and communications specialist Ian Hanington. www.davidsuzuki.org.

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tacle, I still had many more leaves to deal with and had to hire someone to come and haul the excess away. I still have nine more bags to have hauled

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Colleges bridge learning gaps Muskens from A10 ular courses while in high school, which can affect their admissibility to university. Students often start at a college because they are looking for more personal attention. Most firstyear courses at a community college usually hold no more than 40 students,

whereas in very large universities you could be sitting in a lecture theatre with 400 other students. Community colleges keep classes small because they know they attract many adults returning back to school and students who may not have done so well in high school, but are now committed to getting a degree.

My friend with the PhD dropped out of high school, but recommenced his academic career at a community college. Without the college system he would not have been able to get the education he wanted. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College. jmuskens@okanagan.bc.ca

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herever I went, I would get comments on my friend Sean Connor’s excellent photographs of birds and wildlife that appeared regularly in the Capital News. That is—until last summer—when the photographs suddenly stopped. Sean woke up one morning with blurred vision. He was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour. It turned his life upside down and it will never be the same again. His sight has now returned, but he’s still in a battle for his life. First, Sean had most of the tumor removed in two lengthy operations by a specialist in Vancouver, and then he had to travel to Loma Linda Medical Centre in California—one of only two facilities in

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Judie Steeves North America capable of treating it—for very-specialized proton radiation treatments. Those months of radiation are now over and he’s recently returned to Kelowna with his wife Sandra to begin his recovery, but it’s been not only a life-changing few months, it’s also been really expensive for the pair. It’s one of those tragedies that draws a community together. My colleagues in the Kelowna news media have ral-

lied around Sean and his family, to try and alleviate some of the horrendous financial costs of what they’ve been through since this nightmare began last July. They’ve organized a Sean Connor Fundraiser to be held at the Kelowna Community Theatre Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Just as Sean has donated his beautiful prints to support a variety of causes in the community through the years, now people from throughout the community have thrown their support behind this, donating their time, their energy, their music, their art and whatever else they can to help out in his dark hour. You’re invited to become part of the effort by coming out and enjoying

the entertainment, bidding on some of the items— which will include his photos—and showing your support. If you have items to donate, contact Heather McCullloch at heathermc@telus.net. Performers will include blues legend Sherman Doucette, the Deb Stone Band and many others who have donated their talents. As organizer Kim Calloway says, this will be a celebration of his recovery thus far, so come out and join in. ••• There are some other fundraisers coming up in the new few weeks, with proceeds going towards restoration of fish and wildlife habitat and to educating junior club members in out-

doors sports. They include the Oceola Fish and Game Club’s annual banquet Feb. 18 (tickets at A&C Sports, Grouse River Outfitters and Sundowner Meats); the Black Mountain Sportsman’s Club banquet March 10, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 and available by calling Chuck Hardy at 250-7629007. He also offers firearms courses. The Kelowna Fish and Game Club’s awards banquet is Feb. 25 and tickets are available at A&C, Grouse River, Hardcore Archery, L&O Jewellers, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, Robertson’s Clothing and the club office, 4041 Casorso Rd. Judie Steeves writes about outdoors issues for the Capital News.

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From her days reporting on the aftermath of the Air India bombings to more recent coverage of gangland activity, reporter Kim Bolan has eked out a role as the preeminent media source for this province’s seediest matters. Her Vancouver Sun blog titled the Real Scoop, offers readers a roadmap to the who’s who of B.C.’s underworld and a place to find context for crimes playing out on local streets. She’s become such a trusted source that from a Vancouver vantage point she was given information that enabled her to tie the Hells Angels to the 2011 killing of Rutland man Dain Phillips. She was also the first to identify Jonathan Bacon as the victim of a shooting outside the Delta Grand last summer, not to mention that he died while sitting next to members of rival gangs. So when she spoke in Kelowna at the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers luncheon Thursday, the audience looked to her for answers to nip in the bud what appears to be an escalating problem in this city. Kelowna Coun. Colin Basran asked Bolan to speak about Abbotsford programs aimed at demystifying gang culture

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JOURNALIST KIM BOLAN was the guest speaker at the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers luncheon held at the Coast Capri on Thursday. and their success rate. Abbotsford, Bolan said, was the murder capital of Canada in 2009 and 2010—admittedly a stat that doesn’t hold much water with her because it “can be cooked.” But sticking with empirical evidence, it does appear collective endeavours moved it out of the spotlight last year as it had no murders in 2011. Among the efforts improving conditions are educational programs. “For elementary school kids they’re more basic,” she said, explaining sometimes it is just a matter of building a positive relationship with police and removing the celebrity factor gangs are trying to build. As she learned in one

Weather storm watch issued Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

A winter storm watch has been issued for southern B.C. by Environment Canada, and that could turn into a warning Friday, as severe weather is forecast for the next couple of days. Meteorologist Doug Lundquist explained such warnings are only issued in the event of severe summer thunderstorms or severe winter storms. Not only is the prediction for heavy snow as the Arctic high pressure system gives way to a warmer Pacific flow of air, but there is also the possibility of freezing rain, he warned. Snow is expected to begin falling Friday afternoon and turn into flurries or freezing rain on Saturday, as temperatures go from -15 C Friday to a high of 2 C on Saturday. By Sunday he predicts the situation in the valley bottom to be warmer and wetter, but mountain passes will continue to be treacherous. Accumulations of eight to 15 centimetres of snow are expected. Lundquist advised that travel out of the valley is not wise, and travel in the valley could be a headache as well. jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

Grade 4 class, young people aren’t oblivious to the headlines and many could list off the names of the biggest players in B.C. gang culture. Older students, however, are well aware and

in some cases already exposed to gang ties. To get to them, educators offer a grittier view of what it is to get involved with gangs, through “graphic, gory” images of deadly results.

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Businesses in Abbotsford have also had success by banding together through programs like Bar-Watch to denounce gang activity, and not accept member dollars. However, she’s not necessarily behind a colour ban. “I used to really advocate for those things and say, ‘Go after these guys where you can,’” she said. “But I like colours, then I know where they are.” From a news perspective, she added, gang markers are what’s needed to definitively say that someone is affiliated to a gang, although it’s not like many are trying to hide it these days. Starting with Bindy Johal, a notorious Vancouver based Indo-Canadian organized crime leader who was eventually murdered, mid-level gangsters have almost courted the spotlight. Johal, she said, would

issue threats against rival gang members over the course of the 6 p.m. news, capturing even international headlines. “He’s still a gangster hero to some kids,” Bolan said. One police officer she knows pointed out that Johal “didn’t live long enough to be discredited” being as he was gunned down at the Palladium in 1998. His sidekick Bal Buttar confessed to the killing, although he was never prosecuted, said Bolan. Instead, he found his punishment through peers who issued a paralyzing gunshot in August 2001. He died last year from an infection. “If you could walk school children into his (care home) to see his bleak existence…” it could have a sobering effect, she said. Buttar could do nothing but listen and speak, choosing to catch up on

A&E programs about the mafia and speaking about his glory days. Regardless of Buttar’s and Johal’s fate, the Bacon brothers took their cue from their actions. Jarrod Bacon was in court this week for conspiracy to traffic cocaine charges, and didn’t appear to be contrite for the crimes he faced. “They have a contempt for the judiciary,” she said, pointing out he said talking about never losing a fight and that he was an enforcer. “It was like he was speaking to his followers through reporters.” It’s the type of thing that lead some to denounce gangs and point out that it’s not such a bad thing when they off each other in the streets. It’s a view, however, she doesn’t share. “We have one Criminal Code,” she said. kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

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Lesser budget items Hands-on approach welcomed had council’s attention Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Running a city is no easy, or cheap, task. A cursory glance at the three-inch thick Kelowna city budget, and the hundreds of projects, programs and services it has to fund in the coming year is evidence of that. While some of the big projects—like the first phase of the $14-million Bernard Avenue revitalization work, the $8-million Lakeshore Road bridge over Mission Creek or even $327,000 for more police officers grab the headlines—the bulk of the budget is the myriad of small spending on less glamorous projects and services that keep the city functioning. That was the case again in Tuesday’s Kelowna budget deliberations, which saw city council approve an inordinately large amount of money (more than $47 million of which $15.5 million will come out of general taxation) on capital projects, while trying to reduce its operating spending. Some of those projects include things as small as $80,000 to replace and protect copper wire, a hot target of thieves these days, $2,500 for flower baskets to help beautify parts of downtown, $12,000 to do a survey and the associated with trying to get a handle on

how the public feels about dogs in the community (dogs in parks has been a big issue), $15,000 for a youth forum to hear what high school students have to say (reduced from two forums last year), $26,000 for park “hosts” to enforce rules in city parks and on beaches and $16,000 for an additional road sweeping downtown. Speaking at the Tourism Kelowna annual general meeting yesterday, Gray listed off a series of the “small” things council approved in the budget to help the city present its good face to the public. He said adding the flower baskets, the beach patrols, increasing the number of litter pick ups, as well as providing money for graffiti eradication and even providing $12,000 to paint lamp standards when they require it all have an impact on the city, especially to its visitors. “We tried not the chintz on the small things because they are important,” said Gray. In the budget, everything from two new sewer rodders to clean the sewer systems ($800,000), $4.3 million for an new administration building at the Glenmore landfill and $310,000 for the bicycle network to $20,000 for the art gallery and $10,000 for the Kelowna Community Theatre to celebrate its 50th anniversary were ap-

proved. Even the Kelowna Sports Hall of Fame got money ($30,000 over three years). The major item tossed out was $200,000 for a mural on the side of the H2O Aquatic Centre. Another casualty of the budget was public transit. After a review of ridership, the city plans to cut the #9 shopper shuttle to save $83,000, and early morning and late night runs on buses serving the North End, Glenmore and Rutland in order to help pay for new service for the Mission and Quail Ridge areas. In total, the city sliced $250,000 from the $13 million total transit budget. Of the total, the city and the fare box account for 46 per cent. In many of the areas where there were cuts, city staff say there are still transit service nearby. City manager Ron Mattiussi said city staff will start working on next year’s budget in the summer and present a provisional budget to council for consideration just before Christmas. While the budget approved by council Tuesday can be changed right up until May when it has to be finalized, in Kelowna, the bottom-line figure arrived at by council following its day-long deliberation is normally kept intact.

Politicians at all levels of government have struggled to address Kelowna’s lingering affordable housing problems, but city council’s recent decision to take a hands-on approach may be what’s needed to get the job done, says the man behind a downtown shelter. The Gospel Mission’s executive director Randy Benson this week decided to stand behind council’s controversial decision to kill one of its 14 committees and instead sit as a committee of the whole when discussing housing issues. “We are glad council sees housing as an important issue to deal with and they’re taking it over as one of their own agenda issues,” said Benson. “We’re really happy it’s not being dropped.” And, said Benson, council’s decision to shift gears doesn’t reflect poorly on the committee that will cease to be. “It means they’ve done a good job in raising the profile of homelessness and housing,” he said. “But it’s city council that has the ability to influence and change the zoning, put out the initiatives for developers or any number of things to encourage adequate and affordable housing.” Even before this council took the reigns, however, the impact of local government addressing housing issues that previously lay with the provincial and federal governments was made clear. Numerous affordable housing initiatives and projects that councils-past lobbied for and contributed to have been completed in recent years, while another in Rutland is just getting finished. “We have some 150 extra units available now that weren’t a few years ago, and that’s helped,” said Benson, referencing projects on St. Paul Street, Tutt Street

and Boyce Crescent. “The fact we have case workers not only only our own, but others, working hard to get people in housing has also helped.” The real need may no longer be for those who require temporary shelter or are facing extreme personal challenges. It’s those who are just keeping their heads above water that will need the most help in years to come. There’s an estimated shortfall of 4,400 low-income homes in the city, which is putting families and individuals who can barely make ends meet at risk. “There are still too many people in this city that are spending too much of their monthly income on housing, and when you have that it’s difficult,” Benson said, noting the economic downturn has applied a lot of pressure. “That’s where the rubber hits the road. There are people who are just one cheque away from being homeless. That’s why we have to think about getting people who are struggling into more affordable housing.” They’re who he’s seeing more of on a day-in, dayout basis at the Gospel Mission as well. People who once would never have relied on shelter services are going through the mission’s door for a hot meal, because groceries are no longer making the cut when budgets are drawn up. Although the housing committee will go into history with little ado, council’s decision to axe it along with the Advisory Planning Commission Women’s and Community Committee took a lot of heat. Even some council members were leery of the change. Initially, Coun. Luke Stack, who once sat on the APC and the housing committee, was taken aback when then-incoming mayor Walter Gray said some committees may be disbanded. However, Stack came to eventually support the move. “I found the review process to be a very healthy exercise,” he told council.

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Opinions sought for West Kelowna transit exchanges Residents from the District of West Kelowna are being invited to preview and comment on proposed transit exchange locations at the Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre. On Jan. 25, residents can go to the Westbank Lions Community Centre, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., to voice their opinions on the conceptual designs. B.C. Transit is extending the Rapid Bus network from Kelowna to Westbank Centre through phases two and three of the Rapid Bus B.C. project. This project includes the creation of two new transit exchanges with

enhanced bus services, branded shelters and passenger information displays in West Kelowna as part of the implementation. “West Kelowna council is faced with making an important decision regarding Rapid Bus transit exchange locations in our community,” said Mayor Doug Findlater. ”It is vital that we hear from the members of the public who are impacted, including current and future transit users, as well as businesspeople and property owners in the areas being considered.” The project team will use the feedback provided at the open house to try and ensure that the recom-

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NEWS ▼ DIABETES AWARENESS

Exercise has more benefits than just losing weight Andrew Farquhar CONTRIBUTOR

Much emphasis has been placed on obesity and weight loss as two key factors in the cause and prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes. Compelling evidence now indicates that physical activity may in fact be more important than diet in terms of both prevention of diabetes and avoid-

ance of complications, especially heart attacks and strokes, which account for up to 80 per cent of deaths in those with diabetes. Diets come and go, and make millions of dollars for those who publish the latest fad, for which there is never any solid evidence of benefit. Conversely, the benefits of exercise are powerfully evidence based. It is no exaggeration to say that regular exercise

is the cheapest, safest and most effective means to long-term health—whether or not you have diabetes. Several large, well controlled studies in the general population show that low physical fitness is as strong a risk factor for mortality as smoking. Some experts now identify inactivity as the major public health challenge of the 21st century. “Fitness” may be de-

fined in different ways, but in this context it is a measure of the cardiovascular system’s adaptation to regular physical activity of a moderate to severe intensity. There is no necessity to join a gym and be intimidated by lean, mean fitness freaks. For most people a brisk walk (or an equivalent exercise) of at least 30 minutes, five days a week, can provide significant benefit. Any activity is better than nothing but in general the more you do, the greater the benefit. Try to make that 30 minutes in your day a priority time—see it as an investment in your arteries, which are much more vital

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loss. There are multiple other benefits far more important than losing weight. They include a reduction in cardiovascular risk, improved lung function, stronger muscles and bones, and even a reduced risk for various types of cancer. Perhaps even more important than the multiple physical benefits are those less tangible, like the “feel good” factor, enhanced quality of life, self esteem and coping skills— all critically important in living well with a chronic disease. There is probably no system in the body that is not damaged by diabetes. And there is probably

To help celebrate Family Literacy Week at the Okanagan Regional Library, the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society will hold a Family History Forum at the downtown Kelowna library branch on Ellis Street.

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Elusive landscapes Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Gaze at the rich layers of oil paint on David Alexander’s canvass and you may miss the human forms his friend Adalsteinn Ingólfsson sees, but the unsettling beauty of these landscapes will haunt those who dare to really look through his window on the north. With mountain tops posed as though swinging through a funnel cloud and waterways so richly hued with shimmers of light the scene above begs imagination, the gallery’s first new exhibition of the year proves extraordinary. And it should be. Alexander had to pare down 4,000 images to achieve this seamless demonstration of collaboration over his visions of absolute solitude. This show, The Shape of Place, offers the artist a unique opportunity to step outside notoriety’s box and showcase another side to his talents. “People don’t generally know that I do little tiny pieces, three inches by three inches,” he said a few minutes before the exhibition opened last week. “Success of a tiny work has to be monumental, not in scale but monumental in vision. In

this little tiny piece, every mark is representative. So a tiny picture that really works is as important as a 30-foot long painting.” The show includes two rooms, one with smaller works and the other showcasing the medium-sized and large canvases he’s known for, punctuated by glimpses of the sketchbooks from which the work begins. This is the culmination of seven years of the internationally renown landscape artist’s work, four years of collaboration with Kelowna Art Gallery curator Liz Wylie, curator for the show, and countless hours of discussion on nature, creativity and the nature of nature and creativity. “I think for me the landscape is really the premise for me to look, for me to observe, to see how things really are and how things are romanticized,” said Alexander, who freely admits he’s stuck with the lens. Even his portraits—the work he never shows—turn out looking like people cast as landscape and, while he doesn’t shy away from trying new perspectives, he’s come to understand this is his worldview. In an essay penned for a trade book she edited to

go with the show, Wylie credits Alexander’s eye on his upbringing. “Did it first start and take hold in David Alexander when he was a boy, motoring up and down the islands off the northwest coast in a tugboat with his father?” she asks, adding, the “steady diet of Emily Carr” clearly helped. Alexander’s mother and grandmother were painters and his mother, by chance, befriended the niece of Emily Carr’s great confidant Ira Dilworth, bringing the painter and her influence into Alexander’s world from the time he started creating. One look at his trees and the great B.C. art legend’s style is immediately evident and one can imagine how hours of staring at the ever-changing landscape pass by from a boat would also leave its mark. Six colleagues and scholars lend their thoughts to the book, including Ingólfsson, a curator and art historian from Iceland who is credited with inviting Alexander to his country, the territory which consumes a vast portion of the show. Ingólfsson first noticed his work in a Border Crossings magazine article and was struck by how

FRASER’S TOWER, an acrylic painting done j on canvas in 2008 by artist David Alexander, will be on display in the Kelowna Art Gallery through March 25. CONTRIBUTED

much the Canadian work, primarily done on the vast scrubland of the prairies, felt like scenes of his own surroundings. He sat down and wrote the artist a letter and the result, more than a decade later, appears to have pleased him. “Alexander seemed to hint at the absolute ‘otherness’ of the Icelandic landscape. For someone such as myself, who thinks civilization’s influence on the natural world is overrated, this is a heartening conclusion,” he

melting of the Northwest Passage, governments now have access to natural resources worthy of fighting over, he points out; and whether it be a spot in the core of downtown Vancouver or oil in the northern oceans, Alexander knows land, and its resources, come at a premium. “The landscape itself is a very fought over thing. It’s sought out. People want a part of nirvana. People want a part of this pristine place. People want a view,” he said.

writes in the last line of his essay, An “Other” Iceland: Musings on the Alexander Landscape. In an interview, Alexander’s political leanings suggest he probably aims for such a conclusion. While he’s never seen a place he wouldn’t go—“I like garbage dumps,” he says when asked—he tries to go to those places few will venture, noting they’re the last truly exotic places on earth. Yet he is not so naive as to believe this will remain the case. With the

“So we encroach on it continually, but it doesn’t mean that there’s places that aren’t trodden on.” When he wasn’t packing food around northern tundra to catch glimpses of such spaces, he would let the landscape come to him. Alexander moved to Saskatchewan to pursue a master’s degree and spend 23 years in the province, where he says great beauty comes to those who wait. “It’s an extremely diverse, dynamic place, but you have to stick around to see what’s there,” he said. Living in the cities, you go to the mountains, but on the prairies everything comes to you, he told the audience at the show opening. On one wall is the perfect example. A painting of a storm cloud so large it covered the whole of Saskatoon shows a sky that offers up untold mysteries of everchanging shape and coSee Alexander A23

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Something old(er) something new(er) for fans to cling to MARTINA MCBRIDE : HITS AND MORE (RCA)

This new hits package is the sort of release you expect to come out just before Christmas but McBride and her label decided to release this generous 20-track CD only this week. The reason is probably in the title that includes the words ‘And More’ where the ever popular McBride is most likely hoping for yet another hit in her lengthy string of them with the three new songs found here. McBride released a Best Of set about a decade ago and there is some crossover of material with the two collections but the focus here for long

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JAMES DURBIN: MEMORIES OF A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (EMI)

James Durbin came in fourth in last years American Idol sweepstakes

and he did so by the less travelled route of singing hard classic rock and post grunge. He covered tunes by the likes of Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Judas Priest and even Muse with their neo-evergreen Uprising. Unfortunately, none of the songs that earned Durbin such a high placement are included on Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster as Durbin sings songs written for him by the producers, although he is listed as a co-writer on a couple of tunes. Mick Mars does show up to play guitar on one of the better songs, Outcast, that is not without appeal in spite of the heavy studio audio compression. Durbin sounds down-

Exhibit will go on tour in 2013 Alexander from A22 lour. The work was originally bought by his dealer in Toronto and, Alexander smiled broadly as he told his audience, he bought it back just for this show. In addition to essays

by former CBC art commentator Robert Enright and fiction author Sharon Butala, the book includes an essay by the muchloved freelance journalist, art critic and activist Gilbert Bouchard, who passed away during its ma-

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ious or enraged by small sounds such as other people eating, breathing, coughing, typing, a dripping faucet or other every day noises. Until fairly recently, these people have often been told they are simply over-reacting, but this view is changing now. Misophonia (which means hatred of sound) is a newly recognized condition with little research surrounding it as of yet. It is considered a cousin to tinnitus and is char-

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takenly diagnosed with other problems when presenting their specific symptoms—they have been told they have a phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder, mania or an anxiety disorder. Sometimes, misophonia is confused with another condition called hyperacusis—where sound is perceived as abnormally loud or physically painful. However, the two conditions are not the same. Indeed, the sounds that trigger rage or anxiety in misophonia are quiet, hardly audible noises rather than loud noises. No effective treatment exists for misophonia. Most people go out of their way to avoid the sounds they can’t tolerate. Obviously, this can cause issues in relationships and social settings. When it is impossible to avoid the sounds, some people try to mask them by timing their own chewing to match the other, wearing earplugs or using white noise machines. Some people feel better if they vocalize their discomfort by telling the person who is eating near them that the noise bothers them. Others find mimicking the offending noise can provide some relief to the feelings of anxiety and anger that arise. More research into misophonia will help us to better understand the exact physiological cause of the condition and may also lead to more effective ways to deal with the symptoms. Paul Latimer is a psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials.

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Scott rink to defend B.C. title in North Van Players added to Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

It just wouldn’t seem like winter in Kelowna unless a certain rink was in the running for the B.C. women’s curling championship. The Kelly Scott team will be making its eighth appearance in the last nine years at the provincials when the B.C. Scotties take to the ice next week at the North Shore Winter Club. As always, the defending champs from Kelowna head to provincials with the same goal—to win it all. And while expectations remain the same, there is one noticeable difference on the Scott rink from recent years as longtime third Jeanna Schraeder stepped aside this season to spend more time with her young family. Taking her place has been Dailene Sivertson, a three-time B.C. junior champion. “We’ve really only been together for a few months, so if you really look at it, this is a new rink,” said Scott, a fourtime B.C. champ who is also joined by second Sasha Carter and lead Jacquie Armstrong. “With that in mind we’ve tried to speed up the process, we’ve been down to the rink a lot and we played in quite a few events before Christmas. For a new team, it hasn’t been a lot of time to get things fig-

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Sasha Carter (right) and Dailene Sivertson (not pictured) will defend the B.C. women’s curling title next week at the North Shore Winter Club. ured out, but we’ve been working hard and Dailene has fit in really well.” It’s been a season of mixed results for the Scott team which reached the quarterfinals of two World Curling Tour events—in Vernon and Winnipeg— while failing to qualify for the playoffs in the other four. On the WCT, the Scott rink has an overall 19-16 win-loss record. “We’ve played great at times and have been very pleased, and we’ve also been to some events where we just couldn’t get it going, so we’ve been hot and cold, I guess you

could say. “We’re definitely going there to win, that’s our focus,” Scott said of her team’s goals at provincials. “But we also have to be realistic that it might not work out that way.” The Kelowna rink hasn’t played in a major event since late November, but with some quality practice time and some fine tuning at a recent bonspiel in Winfield, Scott doesn’t expect the extended break to pose any

problems. Only a few rinks at provincials will have as much combined experience as the Kelowna women, but Scott said it’s difficult to know how that will play out until they take to the ice in North Vancouver. “There’s been a learning curve and some adjustments for us this year, so it’s really hard to know what to expect. I really don’t know how we’ll do. We’re just going to give it everything we have, and see what happens.” In addition to Scott, there are three other skips at this year’s provincials with B.C. titles to their credit—Kelley Law and Marla Mallett, both of Royal City, and Allison McInness from Kamloops. Overall, Scott expects See Scott A26

B.C. Scotties teams Jan. 23 to 29 at North Shore Winter Club Kelly Scott, Kelowna (defending champ) Kelley Law, Royal City Allison MacInnes, Kamloops Roselyn Craig, Victoria Kelly Thompson, Richmond Nicole Backe, Royal City Jen Rusnell, Prince George Brenda Garvey, Kamloops Marla Mallett, Royal City

Top Prospects list

The rosters are being tweaked and the tickets are being sold for the Home Hardware CHL/ NHL Top Prospects game coming up in Kelowna on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Prospera Place. The Canadian Hockey League announced three players have been added to rosters for the skills competition and 3-on-3 game Jan. 31 and the actual game on Feb. 1. Mike Winther of the Prince Albert Raiders and Tim Bozon of the Kamloops Blazers have been added to the Team Cherry roster while Branden Troock of the Seattle Thunderbirds will suit up for Team Orr. The three players replace Nail Yakupov of the Sarnia Sting, Jarrod Maidens of the Owen Sound Attack, and Matia Marcantuoni of the Kitchener Rangers who are all unable to participate due to injury. Kelowna Rockets players Colton Sissons and Damon Severson will represent the Rockets. Severson is expected to return from injury just prior to the prospects game. The 2012 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will mark the 17th annual showcase of the CHL’s top-40 NHL draft eligible players. The two-day event also features a skills competi-

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tion and three-on-three challenge taking place on Tuesday January 31, 2012. There are still good seats available at Prospera Place and organizers have announced that fans can purchase a ticket to the game only for $40. A ticket to both the game and skills competition is $52 and can be purchased at www.selectyourtickets.com or by calling 250762-5050. ••• The Kelowna Rockets are holding a fun family skate this Sunday at Prospera Place where fans can meet Rockets players and skate alongside of the team. The Tim Horton’s Family Skate with the Rockets is Sunday, Jan. 22 from 3:45-5 p.m. The event is in support of Bankhead Elementary. Admission is recyclable bottles and cans that will be donated to Bankhead. Skate Rental is not available and you must be on skates to be on the ice. ••• The Rockets host two Western Hockey League games this weekend as the Lethbridge Hurricanes are in town Friday before the Vancouver Giants come to Kelowna on Saturday. The Rockets opened a five game home-stand with a 3-2 loss to Everett.


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SPORTS

Blanleil ramps up his production numbers Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna Minor Hockey player Travis Blanleil is used to being an offensive guy. Through minor hockey the now 17-yearold Blanleil was routinely one of his team’s top point producers. So it should come as no surprise that the second year Westside Warriors forward is starting to produce consistently for the Warriors this season. “That’s what I have been working towards,” said Blanleil, prior to leaving for a Wednesday night game in Merritt. “I was more of an offensive guy

before last year. Last year was a bit different role for me, playing as an energy player. But I’ve been working on being that top guy who’s out there with a minute left and is relied upon to score goals.” And by working, Blanleil means working hard and competing night in and night out. It’s that work ethic that has allowed Warriors coach Rylan Ferster to rely on the Kelowna Minor Hockey product more and more as the season moves along. “I think the first thing you notice about Travis is his competitive nature,” said Ferster. “He plays

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“He’s a combination of skill and grit,” said Ferster. “He’s got nice hands and can make some plays but he also plays with grit. He’s unique in having that combination.” After starting out his junior career as a fourth line banger, Blanleil has worked his way up the depth chart this year with the Warriors. With Westside now icing a younger team that is looking to play well this year and build for the coming years, it looks like Travis Blanleil will be a big part of the Warriors nucleus moving ahead. He’s not ruling out a run at the playoffs this year and is excited about the group of players moving forward. “It’s been tough to get momentum this year but we’re starting to pick up steam,” he said. “We’re starting to play more as a team. We have a good group of guys and a lot of guys coming back next year so we’re optimistic.”

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thing Travis does he does it with effort. He’s got a good skill set, he’s feisty and plays a lot bigger than he is.” Blanleil definitely has some good examples of how to compete. Both of his older brothers have played junior hockey before him: Kyle, who overcame a serious back problem, and Chad, who continues to play NCAA Div. III hockey at Wisconsin Superior. His dad Andre and uncles Maurice and Rene are well known in local sporting circles as well. “I would say the work ethic is what I have learned from my family,” said Travis. “I try to be one of the hardest working guys on and off the ice.” In the off-season that meant training hard nearly every day, trying to get stronger and better. During the season it means leaving everything on the ice, each and every shift. It doesn’t hurt that his skill set is catching up with that work ethic.

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SPORTS ▼ SWIM RACING

Couple of Lightning qualify for KISU jamboree

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held a successful Open House at the H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre on Friday, Jan. 13. Several members shared their experiences with a full house of guests, several of whom (pictured) then joined the Friday evening group for a complimentary swim session. Five new members joined the club. Visit www.okmasters.com for more information.

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Eight female Kelowna Minor Hockey players will hit the ice next month at the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon. Seven Kelowna players will play for the Thompson-Okanagan zone Under-16 team while an eighth player will fill in for the North East zone. The players were se-

lected to the zone teams after tryouts were held Jan. 7 and 8 in Clearwater. The 13 and 14-yearold girls that made the Thompson-Okanagan team were Breanna Berndsen, Christy Blackburne, Abby Cook, Riley Henderson, Kennedy Kneller, Cassie Laturnus and Stephanie Strymecki.

Goalie Kali Walls was chosen to play for the North East zone who were in need of a goaltender. The BC Winter Games are being held in Vernon from Feb 23-26, 2012. The team will play with teams from the seven other zones throughout the province over the four day event.

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Friday the 13th proved to be a good day for Liquid Lightning swimmers as 18 young athletes headed to Penticton for the KISU jamboree. Liquid Lightning Swim Club swimmers earned to 64 best times and two Lightning qualified for regional meets by swimming their 200 metre individual medley in under four minutes. Taya Onyschtschuk qualified for regional meets and swam 100 per cent best times, included taking 17 seconds off her 50-m. breaststroke. Kyra Rice took an incredible 51 seconds off her 200-m IM to break the 4:00 mark. Rice also swam all best times at the jamboree. Other swimmers who achieved 100 per cent best

times were Taysha Boulter who took 12 seconds off her 100-m IM, Loklin Bordie, Noah El-Hafi who took an amazing 21 seconds off his 200 IM and Jessika Mcdiarmid who took 12 seconds off her 200 IM. Other notable swims went to Alexandra Strobel, who took 15 seconds off her 100 IM and 11 seconds off her 25 breast; Montanna Steciuk who swam to four out of five best times; Maddie Poole who went four for five in best times and took 31 seconds off her 50 butterfly; Jacklyn Pengilly who swam fly for the first time; older sister Georgia Pengilly who swam to four out of five best times and took 19 seconds off her 100 IM; Victoria Koehle

took five seconds off her 100 IM; Brock Lewis took 11 seconds off his 50 fly and seven seconds off her 200 IM; Amira El-Hafi swam to four out of five best times and took six seconds off her 100IM; Delaney Douglas took 10 seconds off her 200 IM and 22 seconds off her 50 fly; Oliver Diaz swam 100 IM and 50 fly for the first time; Tate Connor swam to three out of four best times and sister Anika Connor took seven seconds off her 50 free and 13 seconds off her 50 fly. The Lightning will be in action again this weekend at the H2O Aquatic Centre in South Kelowna as they compete in the Kelowna AquaJets’ SnowFest meet.

Team meshes Warriors from A26 Hochhausen centring pass while the teams played 4-on-4. Playing his third game as a Warrior, Mathew Berry-Lamontagnaplayed a key role on the Westside blue line. The former Prince Albert Raider admits he is feeling more confident rushing the puck after a few games with his new team, but says the small ice surface in Merritt was a pivotal factor in the game. “They really took advantage of that” said Berry afterwards, adding “shooting pucks on net and working us down low, we didn’t do that as much as we should have.” The Warriors host Vernon Saturday before playing in Chilliwack on Sunday.


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Big White racer Sun Peaks results Field set for B.C. men’s curling Members of the Big White Racers competed at the Okanagan Zone Teck Kinder Giant Slalom Competition at Sun Peaks Resort, Jan. 14 and 15. The following are results for the BWR: Saturday, Jan. 14 • GS Men’s K1-Run one 1st Zane Torres 1:05.65 9th Quinn Rasmussen 1:09.24 12th Marcus Athans 1:10.69 14th Cole Pederson 1:11.17 • GS Men’s K1-Run two 1st Zane Torres 1:04.49 10th Quinn Rasmussen 1:10.19 13th RJ Lukinuk 1:13.17 • GS Ladies K1-Run one 3rd Brooke Lukinuk 1:09.30 11th Emily Pilon 1:12.19 12th Sophie Schroeder 1:12.30 13th Gillian Callaghan 1:12.62 15th Hanna Walline 1:12.84

• GS Ladies K1-Run two 6th Brooke Lukinuk 1:10.09 7th Sophie Schroeder 1:10.27 13th Hanna Wallline 1:12.52 14th Gillian Callghan 1:12.82 15th Emily Pilon 1:13.02 • GS Men’s K2-Run one 5th Alex Roehrig 59:15 9th Jules Youngberg 1:01.89 11th Evan Kwong 1:03.03 14th Trigg Nelson 1:04.82 • GS Men’s K2-Run two 5th Alex Roehrig 59.24 7th Ryan Moffat 1:00.27 10th Evan Kwong 1:03.65 11th Jules Youngberg 1:04.06 15th Liam McDonald 1.07.03 • GS Ladies K2-Run one 2nd Ella Alfonso 1:00.90 10th Olivia Kirby 1:01.92 • GS Ladies K2-Run two 2nd Ella Alfonso 1:01.77 5th Olivia Kirby 1:02.21

Sunday Jan. 15—GS Two run combined • GS Men’s K1 1st Zane Torres 1:56.30 10th Quinn Rasmussen 2:09.22 13th Cody Jorgenson 2:12.49 • GS Ladies K1 3rd Brooke Lukinuk 2:06.03 4th Gillian Callaghan 2:09.93 9th Hanna Walline 2:11.38 11th Sophie Schroeder 2:13.29 12th Emily Pilon 2:13.51 • GS Men’s K2 2nd Alex Roehrig 59.54 3rd Ryan Moffat 1:00.27 7th Evan Kwong 1:59.99 8th Jules Youngberg 2:00.45 10th Cam Rasmussen 2:08.57 • GS Ladies K2 2nd Ella Alfonso 1:55.50 7th Olivia Kirby 2:01.25 15th Olivia Baldassare 2:08.88

Hurricanes in Enderby The Kelowna Atom Development Hurricanes won their second straight tournament Jan7 and 8 in Enderby at the North Okanagan “Shoot to Thrill” Tournament. They won all three games in the round robin play. The semi-final was played against the Vernon Venom with a final score of 8-0. The Hurricanes then met the Vernon Wolfpack in a final which kept the fans on the edge of their seats.

The Hurricanes fell behind 2-0 after the second period but came out quick in the third to close the gap to 2-1. The score remained the same until the five minute mark of the third period in which the Hurricanes scored a beauty to tie it up. The game winner was then scored 14 seconds later and the Hurricanes emerged as Tournament champs with a score of 3-2.

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The last four rinks have joined the party for the B.C. men’s curling championship next month in Parksville. Victoria’s Neil Dangerfield, Jay Tuson of Victoria, Penticton’s Wylie Eden, and Jay Peachey all qualified for the 10-rink provincial playdown after earning berths at the Kelowna Men’s Open over the weekend at the Kelowna Curling Club. Dangerfield captured the A event, Tuson qualified through the B event, while Eden and Peachey earned their way in with wins in the C event. Among the 10 rinks at provincials Feb. 8 to 12 will be defending champion Jim Cotter of Vernon, whose rink also features Kelowna’s Kevin Folk at third, second Ty Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky. There is also some Kelowna content on the Brent Pierce rink from New Westminster. Jeff Richard, who won the 2010 B.C. men’s title, will throw fourth rocks for Pierce at the B.C. championship.

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SKIP KEVIN MACKENZIE releases a rock to teammates Jamie Smith and Neil Cursons at the Kelowna Men’s Open provincial qualifier on Saturday at the Kelowna Curling Club. The MacKenzie rink, which also featured Pat Ryan, failed to earn a berth at next month’s B.C. men’s championship in Parksville. Pierce qualified for a spot thanks to his firstplace standing within B.C. on the Canadian Team Ranking System. Meanwhile, the B.C. Scotties women’s championship, featuring Kelowna’s Kelly Scott, will be contested January 23 to 29 at the North Shore Winter Club.

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representation at the B.C. senior men’s curling championship Feb. 14 to 19 at the Kelowna Curling Club. Rob Koffski’s KCC rink earned a berth at provincials after qualifying at the regional playdown last weekend at the Oliver Curling Club. Koffski defeated fellow Kelowna curler Garry Gelowitz 7-3 in Sunday’s final.

Winter baseball at CNC Kelowna Minor Baseball and the Okanagan College Coyotes baseball program have teamed up to offer winter baseball programs at the Capital News Centre starting this month. Coyotes coaches and players will be providing the instruction for a series of eight week programs that will aim to develop baseball players talents and keep them sharp through the winter months. “Winter indoor programs play a vital role for the development of any program at any level,” said Coyotes coach Geoff White. “It is the best time for players to develop individual skills along with acquiring aspects of team work.” For 2012 the Okanag-

an College Coyote Baseball team and coaching staff will provide the instruction for the eightweek program at the Capital News Center. Having the college program involved allows players to have access to 30+ college baseball players and their coaching staff. The program will look at all aspects of throwing, hitting, baserunning, pitching, catching and position-specific defensive instruction. “Each practice plan will focus on age specific fundamentals that will be active, engaging, and fun,” said White. “We will also incorporate the Nike Sparq agility program that will be catered to each age group to develop coordination for younger players,

and explosive movements for older participants.” White says the college has been utilizing the Nike program and has seen dramatic increases in players’ physical advancement. The program has been broken up into two- four week sessions and the cost is $75 for all eight CNC Indoor Sessions which works out to 16 hours of Instruction. There are plenty of time slots to choose from. Under-12 groups begin at 3:45 p.m. and Under-18 groups start at 5:45 p.m. with programs beginning Jan. 23 and Feb. 27. There will also be extra sessions for batting practice as well. You can register at www.kelownaminorbaseball.com.

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Start off the year with a cleanse N ow that we’ve all returned back to our normal routines, ideally, we are now placed in the position that we need to do something with the Christmas season aftermath and gastronomical assault. Many of us, myself included, may be feeling somewhat heavier than we’re used to and somewhat sloth-like in our physiology. We knew it going in. Let’s face it, the holiday season is a trying time. We eat and drink more than we normally would, we don’t get enough sleep and many of us spend a great deal of time traveling throughout our holidays. It is the time of year that we give ourselves license to treat ourselves senseless. Now it’s a new year. My wife and I both like to start our new year with a cleanse. There’s a lot of misinformation about cleanses, what they can do and what they can’t. Many cleanse manufacturers make wild claims about their product being able to fix everything from your neighbour’s barking dog to your marriage. Simply not so. By allowing yourself an appropriate cleanse, it simply allows your body to have a quieting down time which lets you to reset your normal physiology. It also allows you to rid yourself of some unnecessary toxins and excessive inflammatory mediators. A cleanse should be gentle and not something you need to wear a helmet for. It should take a minimum of two weeks and at no time should you be hungry. A cleanse is not to be confused with a fast. A cleanse that includes ca-

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that you can eat and, conversely, foods you should avoid. The foods chosen for this cleanse places the body in an alkaline state, one that is far more conducive for mobilization of toxins than the opposite, an acidic state. Most of my patients who have used this cleanse will state that they will continue these food choices as they simply feel better. And for the love of God, stay away from cleanses that profess weight loss as these are not cleanses. Most people will cleanse once a year, as that is sufficient if done correctly. The quieting down phase of the cleanse allows your body to get rid of any excess inflammation and clear your canvas for whatever you choose to paint this year. Markus Thiel is a chiropractor practicing in Kelowna. Questions and comments may be sent to askdrthiel@shaw.ca.

Grant for mental health program The Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch is one of 10 program recipients from across B.C. sharing in a $2 million service initiative funding for mental health and substance abuse projects. “This grant is great news for vulnerable youth in our community,” said Shelagh Turner, executive director of the CMHA’s Kelowna branch. The grant is dedicat-

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Impact of tax hike limit will be found in spending cuts T he new Kelowna city councillors received their baptism under a little fire last week as they worked through their first budget deliberations. From first accounts, they seem to have weathered the storm fairly well, however, the current calm is not something they should get too used to. The real fire will heat up in the next few months as the final budget is com-

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term service cuts. I did not support the concept of a zero tax when the previous council I was part of met for prebudget planning prior to the election. I had suggested a 1.5 per cent increase was more realistic, as even then cuts to services would be hefty. While I applaud the new council for their efforts to this part, I await the full results of the bud-

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thral obstruction. The obstruction is usually formed by either small urinary stones that are too small to stay in the bladder but are too large to pass in the urine. Another common cause is urinary plugs, formed by minerals, cells and mucus. Regardless of the specific cause, the severity of the condition is the inability to pass urine and eliminate of the waste toxic substances in the urine and the imbalance of the body’s electrolytes lethally affecting the heart. If the obstruction is not relieved, the cat will eventually lose consciousness and die within 24 to 48 hours from the time of the obstruction. Male cats are more prone to develop urethral obstruction than females due to their long and narrow urethra. Statistics show that neutered males are even at greater risk of developing the condition. A blocked cat will show the same signs of FLUTD—frequent attempts to urinate, straining and pain. However, as time passes, an obstructed cat typically becomes much more distressed, they cry in pain, they are very restless and very sensitive to touch in their abdomen. These kind of symp-

toms should make you rush into your vet’s office as soon as possible. The treatment of urethral obstruction is to unblock the urethra by inserting a urinary catheter. This procedure is done under anesthesia or deep sedation. The treatment may also involves other aspects of support such as IV fluids and electrolytes supplementation, depending on the cat’s state. This condition usually requires hospitalization until the cat is stabilized and able to urinate on its own. Unfortunately this condition tends to reoccur. Owners of cats who experienced it before should monitor their cats closely for early identification of the next episode. Diagnosing the reason for the blockage can assist in helping reducing the chance of recurrence. In case of urinary crystals or stones, a special diet is available that helps regulating the urine PH. Often the removal of urinary stones has to be done surgically. In some cases, a special diet can be prescribed in order to shrink down and eliminate the stones. Other things you can do to hopefully prevent the condition are: provide clean, fresh water at all

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Seeking direction on desires for health care spending M

any Canadians believe that Canada has a single national health care plan. This is not the case. Canada has a national health insurance program of 13 interlocking provincial and territorial health insurance plans, which share certain common features and basic standards of coverage. Through these plans, all insured people have access to medically necessary hospital and physician services on a prepaid basis.

Ron Cannan As we face upcoming discussions on the future of health care across Canada, understanding how these plans are funded

and administered is important. With primary jurisdiction over the administration and delivery of health care services, the provinces and territories set their own priorities, administer their health care budgets and manage their own resources. The federal government makes cash contributions to the provinces and territories under the federal Canada Health Transfer and oversees the Canada Health Act. The Canada Health Act sets out the crite-

ria and conditions which must be satisfied by the provinces and territories in order for them to qualify for their full share of the CHT, namely public administration, comprehensiveness, universality, portability and accessibility. Since our government’s election in 2006, health care funding has grown at record high levels from $20 billion a year when we formed government to nearly $27 billion this year. Additionally, the fed-

eral government recently made a further commitment to protect transfer growth in 2014-15 and beyond while being fiscally responsible. This means that the federal Canada Health Transfer will continue to grow each year at record high levels from $30 billion per year in 2013-14 to $38 billion per year in 2018-19. In total, we will be investing over $178 billion in our health system from 2013-14 to 2018-19. Like most Canadians

across the country, constituents in Kelowna-Lake Country want a health care system that consistently provides timely, efficient, quality care and keeps pace with modern innovations in medicine. Our federal government is doing its part by ensuring that your tax dollars are invested in longterm, stable health care funding and that the basic principles of health care in Canada are upheld. It is now up to every one of us to determine what kind of health care

system we want today and in the future so that an efficient and sustainable health care plan can be achieved in the province of B.C. For more information on the Canada Health Act or the federal government’s responsibilities and actions related to the health of Canadians, please go to www.hc-sc. gc.ca or feel free to contact my office at ron@ cannan.ca. Ron Cannan is the Conservative MP for Kelowna-Lake Country.

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THE 2012 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER looks much the same as in 2010 when a makeover provided the company’s signature ‘jet fighter’ front end, borrowed from the rally-ready Lancer Evolution. The topline XLS model also received Super All-Wheel Control, a highly capable AWD system.

If you’re shopping for a compact SUV, there are plenty of fine options to choose from. Although Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue immediately spring to mind, there are others, like the Mitsubishi Outlander, that are often overlooked. Even with the debut of the smaller RVR crossover late in 2010, the Outlander is still a strong seller for Mitsubishi, with the company’s SUV sales running nearly 44 per cent ahead of last year’s numbers at time this was written. Like the RAV4, it has available seven-passenger

seating, but this wouldn’t be a reason for putting the Outlander on my shopping list. Unless you’re a kid, you’d have to be a contortionist to enter the third row, and a masochist to enjoy the ride. What I do like about this vehicle is its styling, and the availability of a very competent AWD system both of which came as a result of this vehicle’s 2010 makeover. Starting with the look, I’d consider this Mitsu to be one of two compact SUVs (the other being the Kia Sportage) that really stand out in this segment. The Outlander benefits from the company’s See Mitsubishi B3

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Mitsubishi from B1 signature ‘jet fighter’ front end, borrowed from the rally-proven Lancer Evolution. This aggressive treatment, with its large, blacked-out mesh grille, sharp hood creases and wedge-shaped projectorstyle headlamps is accompanied by a redesigned rear quarter panel fascia and door mirrors. On the top-trim XLS models, a chrome grille surround and seven-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels complete the look. The XLS also received an upgrade to Mitsu’s driver-selectable, slip-and-grip AWD system that is available on the base ES model and standard on the LS. Labelled Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), it includes an active front differential that functions as an electronic limitedslip differential. Reacting to driver inputs in real time, this system routes power from left to right and from front to rear, depending on vehicle dynamics and road conditions. S-AWC provides a three-position dial that enables the driver to choose between ‘Tarmac,’ ‘Snow’ and ‘Lock’, the latter for more extreme conditions. I wouldn’t take the Outlander rock crawling, but I felt more than confident both on rutted roads, and in the slush and snow. One thing I like about the system is that unlike some that nearly shut you down when the wheels start to spin, S-AWC keeps them moving, but under con-

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S-AWC ‘best new technology’ Mitsubishi from B3 trol. With a good set of winter tires, it does take some effort to get the Outlander out of shape. My colleagues at AJAC (Automotive Journalists Association of Canada) had high praise for it as well, naming it ‘best new technology’ in 2009. Base trim for this vehicle starts at $25,998 and gives you a long list of standard equipment that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, power locks and windows, manual air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, 60:40 rear split-fold/tumble second-row seats, dual glove boxes, cargo cover in rear, cargo under-floor tray, six-speaker 140watt CD/MP3 player with speed compensated volume and steering wheel controls, Bluetooth handsfree phone, and a multi-info display.

The base ES is a front driver, and is powered by an all-aluminum 2.4-litre, DOHC four-cylinder engine that produces 168 hp and 167 lb/ft of torque. It is coupled to a continuously variable Sportronic automatic transmission (CVT). Outlander ES competes with other fourcylinder offerings like CR-V, Rogue, Tucson and RAV4, although the latter can also be had with a potent 269-hp V6. For another $2,000, the ES can be ordered with AWC (not the ‘super’ version found on XLS), and also comes with hill start assist. The LS bumps the price by an additional $2,500, with the main upgrade being Mitsubishi’s capable 3.0-litre, SOHC V6 that delivers a solid 230 hp and 215 lb/ft of torque. Unlike ES models, this engine is mated to a six-speed Sportronic automatic transmission.

Other LS features include dual exhaust finishers, LED indicators in the side mirrors, 60:40 fore/ aft second-row adjustability and smart key system for entry and start. You also get a thirdrow seat, but it is somewhere I’d banish those passengers I truly disliked. Comprised of fabric stretched over a metal frame (with pop-up headrests that resemble little ironing boards) this glorified hammock offers minimal head room, leg room or padding. The one positive thing I’ll say about it is that it can be stowed neatly under the cargo floor, eating up very little of the Outlander’s maximum cargo space—which is a generous 2,056 litres behind the front seats. During my week of testing, the third row spent most of its time hidden from view, with my kids occupying the reclineable second row. Be-

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cargo cover to keep items hidden. Another standard item is the flap-fold tailgate, which makes it easy to

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Precise steering Mitsubishi from B4 as mentioned above. At $35,198, you would expect an extensive equipment list, and for the most part, it does not disappoint. Here’s a sampling of what you get: Steeringwheel paddle shifters, 18inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, power sunroof, automatic climate control, leather seating surfaces with power adjust for the driver, and a nine-speaker 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium sound system with six-CD changer and 10-inch subwoofer. Giving the interior a premium look is doublestitching found in the perforated leather seat bolsters, and in the matching leatherette in the doors, dash and centre armrest. Chrome rings surrounding the instruments and knobs are also a nice touch. My tester was equipped with the $2,500 Navigation package that includes a 40GB HDD nav system with music server, lane guidance system, seven-inch touchscreen, rear view camera, auxiliary video input and multi-information displays. Push a button on the panel and it flips up to reveal the CD/DVD changer. Unfortunately, once it is raised, the controls (including the button to lower it) are no longer visible. Another minor ergonomic faux pas is the placement of high/low switches for the heated front seats. These are positioned well back from view, making them difficult to find while driving. That aside, the Out-

lander is a pleasure to drive. Its independent front suspension and multi-link rear setup (with front and rear stabilizer bars), provides a slightly firm, but forgiving ride, and with minimal lean in the corners. I also appreciate its light and precise steering, and brisk acceleration, which all contribute to a nimbleness you don’t expect in a vehicle this size. It seems just about every manufacturer offers a compact SUV, and there are many at the Outlander’s price point. That being said, this Mitsu offers something a little different from the competition, and the wonky third-row seat may even grow on you. In time.

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER XLS S-AWC 2012

Body Style: compact sport utility Drive Method: frontengine, all wheel drive Engine: 3.0-litre, 24-valve SOHC V6 (230 hp and 215 lb/ft of torque) Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs with V6 engine Cargo Capacity: 2,056 litres Safety: ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring system Fuel Economy: (as tested)—11.0/7.9/9.6 L/100km (city/highway/ combined) Price: ES 2WD $25,998; ES 4WD $27,998; LS 4WD $30,498; XLS S-AWC $35,198 Website: www.mitsubishi-motors.ca

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THE THIRD-ROW compact seat folds flush (shown)

to provide a flat cargo floor and 1,025 litres of cargo space. Second-row seats can also tumble forward for a maximum of 2,056 litres. The flap-fold tailgate is ideal for sliding in bulky items and provides a seat that is able to support 200 kilograms.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition for $16,999/$31,499/$43,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$6,000/$2,000 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. 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Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$6,000/$2,000 and freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. 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Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 36/48/60/72 months, monthly payment is $833.33/$625/$500/$416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. 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This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ♦Based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. 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SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. 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IMPOSING from any angle the 2012 BMW X6 M is one of highest performance SUVs on the market with 555 hp and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 4.7 seconds.

Sloped fastback on BMX CUV BMW from B6 km/h cannonball. The X6 M is based on the X6 that debuted at the 2008 auto show in Detroit. It joined a trend started by the Infiniti FX of taking a standard CUV and adding a radically sloped fastback. You see this now on a number of vehicles besides the X6 and the FX

like the Honda Accord Crosstour. The four-seat X6 and five-seat X5 were the first BMW xDrive allwheel-drive vehicles to be worked on by BMW’s M Power performance division. The first thing on the M agenda was upgrading the engine to the M-engineered 4.4-litre DOHC V8

with its TwinPower dual turbos. This has two lowmass turbos placed in the V between the two banks of cylinders along with the catalytic converters. The object is to reverse the gas flow to the intakes and exhaust ducts so they can be made shorter and wider. By minimizing pressure losses, the result is a near elimination

in turbo lag. Torque is rated at 500 lb/ft. Next the M people added launch control which the driver selects if he/she chooses. It allows for maximum acceleration with virtually no tire slippage with all available torque going straight to each wheel. See BMW B9

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MOTORING ▼ BMW X6 M

X6 M not an ‘econocar’ BMW from B8 Variable power distribution is electronically controlled to both axles to prevent any tendency to over- or understeer before DSC Dynamic Stability Control is even required to cut in. Although traction control is standard there is also the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) that optimizes the aggressiveness of the system. The MDM setting allows the driver to enter a controlled drift and push the vehicle’s handling to the limit. If the driver wishes there is a DSC-Off Mode. As mentioned, this is no econocar with a fuel rating of 17.1/11.9/14.8L/100 km city/highway/combined. In the real world, aggressive driving can easily double this and it’s prefmium fuel to boot. Even more impressive than the power is the handling. Closing in on three tons (2,415 kg, 5,324 lb) this behemoth shouldn’t ride and steer like a sportscar—but it does. You can chalk this up to BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) which first appeared on the X5 and X6 and works in unison with the xDrive AWD system. As simple as I can make this, it is a drivetrain/chassis control system that monitors grip by actively routing torque across the rear axle especially in correcting overand understeer. While this is going on, xDrive is splitting torque between the front and rear wheels. And with the DPC, torque is also split from wheel to wheel as needed. The DPC also has the ability to speed up slower moving rear wheel (the wheel with the most grip) to increase stability. It is fiendishly complicated but the thing is you don’t have to worry about it. It does the job and you have the knowledge that the grip will be there. The interior, despite all the modern age technology, will be familiar to anyone who has ever owned a BMW. I could close my eyes and reach out for the wiper stalk or the turn signal and it would be right were I expected it to be. The shifter, however, is another matter. Sticking up out of the centre console, it looks like a big silver thumb. It is supposed to be intuitive but I had some trouble getting the

hang of it. I won’t bore you with a long description of the tap-and-tug shift mode system, suffice it to say I guess that once you get used to it, it becomes second nature. The iDrive selector for the infotainment system is just to the right of the shifter. I never was able to get the first generation iDrive to select anything I wanted. I remember being told if there were a button on the dash for everything the iDrive could do, there would 550 of them.

Thankfully, the latest iDrive on the X6 M is now simple to use. I have not tried one of these in at least 10 years. This time, with a little trial and error, I got it to work just fine. Everything, such as the size and performance, of the X6 M is big and that includes the price. The X6 M starts at $100,900. As tested with options such as $4,500 for the full Marino leather seating and $1,950 for the rear DVD system, it topped out at $113,500 not including the $1,950 shipping fee.

THE INTERIOR, even with every leading-edge technology gadget included, is remarkably uncluttered. BMW X6 M 2012

Along with everything else, the X6 M makes a very big impression along with its other attributes. If you want to stand out from the crowd, the 2012 BMW X6 M is how to do it.

Body Style: Premium luxury SUV Drive Method: frontengine, all-wheel-drive. Engine: 4.4-litre DOHC twin turbo inline V8 (550 hp, 500 lb/ft)

Fuel Economy: Premium, 17.1/11.9/14.8L/100 km city/highway/combined Cargo: 570 litres behind rear seat, 1,450 litres folded Tow Rating: Max.

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6,000 lb (600 lb tongue weight) Price: Base, $100,900, as tested $113,500 not including $1,995 shipping fee Website: www.bmw. ca

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∆∆ Limited time deposit match offer of $250 (maximum) available when customers place a deposit of $250 or more on any new (not previously registered) 2011 CBR250R or CBR250RA (“Eligible Products”). Customer must take delivery and unit must be registered by March 31, 2012. Offer ends March 31, 2012 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. **The 2011 CBR250R/CBR250RA Loyalty Offer (“Offer”) is valid from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 inclusive or while quantities last. Offer only available to current Canadian Honda owners. This refers to any Canadian (no non-Canadian VINS will be accepted) Honda automobile, Honda motorcycle, Honda ATV, Honda Power Equipment or Honda Marine product purchased in Canada. Limit of one loyalty offer of $100 per Honda (other than CBR250R bought as part of and used for this promotion) owner per CBR250R purchase. Claim form along with the required supporting documents (i.e. proof of ownership, bill of sale) must be received by Honda Canada Inc. within 30 days of purchase to be eligible for this promotional offer. ***Enter into an agreement to purchase or finance a new (not previously registered) 2011 CBR250R or CBR250RA (“Eligible Products”) during December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 inclusive and Honda will provide a 24-month Honda Plus protection (1 year in addition to manufacturer’s warranty) on select 2011 CBR250R and CBR250RA motorcycles only from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 inclusive. Offer valid at participating Honda Motorcycle or Honda Powerhouse dealers. Dealer may sell for less. Offer subject to change or extension without notice. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. See dealer or honda.ca for full details and eligible models. Errors and omissions excepted. ∆ Limited time purchase financing offer available to qualified retail customers on approved credit (O.A.C.) on new (not previously registered) 2011 CBR250R and CBR250RA. Example: Selling Price is $4,934 (including $435 freight & preparation) financed at 1.9% APR equals $209.68 per month for 24 months. Down payment or equivalent trade may be required. Cost of borrowing is $98.24 for a total obligation of $5,032.24 (including down payment). Total obligation does not include taxes, license, insurance and registration. Dealers may sell for less. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. Offer runs from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit Honda.ca or your dealer for more details on other finance rates. †† No payments for 90 days offer applies to purchase finance offers on all new (not previously registered) 2011 CBR250R and CBR250RA models purchased and delivered by March 31, 2012. Offer available only through Honda Financial Services, on approved credit (O.A.C.). Monthly payments are deferred for 90 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will begin accruing 60 days from the contract date and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract, but not until 90 days after the contract date. Offer runs from December 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Dealer may sell for less. Honda’s Show Stoppers Event (“Offer”) applies to eligible retail purchase agreements for a limited time, while supplies last. Offers are valid on selected new and not previously registered Honda Motorcycles and ATVs.*Combined Manufacturer’s/Dealer’s discounts are deducted from the MSRP before taxes, and available only at participating British Columbia and Yukon dealers, on select models only, and vary from $400 to $5,750 for Motorcycles and from $250 to $1,010 for ATVs, depending on model. †Prices shown include freight and PDI. Applicable fees, HST/GST, licence, insurance and dealer administration fees (if applicable) or registration are extra. Offers valid at participating Honda Motorcycle, ATV or Honda Powerhouse Dealers in British Columbia and Yukon only. Dealer may sell for less. Prices/offers subject to change or extend without notice. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. See dealer or honda.ca for full details and eligible models. Errors and omissions excepted.


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IRMGARD TEMME (FIDORA) passed away on January 10th, 2012. She was born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany August 1st, 1939. She is predeceased by her children Swen and Ilka (Schutte). Irmgard is survived by her loving husband of forty-nine years, Robert; her son Dean, daughterin-law Carla (Pucci) and her son-in-law Darrel Schutte. She was adored and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Tyson, Danika, Hayden, Samantha and Stephanie. She met Robert in 1959 and they married in 1962. In 1967 the family immigrated to Canada and settled in Kelowna in 1975. She was a member of the German Canadian Club, Kelowna Hostesses and the Woman’s Place (27 years). She especially enjoyed the 6:30am classes with her friends. Irmgard will be remembered for her passion for fashion and hair style, her love of flowers and knitting and her spirited storytelling. She loved hiking and traveling with Robert in their motorhome in search of the sun and adventure. She will be missed by all… As per her wishes a private family gathering took place in her honour. The family would like to acknowledge the outstanding care received from the ALS Support Team and Kelowna Hospice House. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Survived by her loving family, daughters: Nellie Duguay (Jean-Marc) of Sardis, BC, Helene Friesen (Peter) of Kelowna; grandchildren: Marika (Dan), Henry (Jenny), Helena (Arthur), Edith (Andreas); great granddaughter Michelle Mia and one brother Jacob in Germany. Predeceased by her husband Hermann. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Harvey Elke officiating. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons, c/o 593 Spruceview Place South, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1S8. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

GAUTHIER, ALPHONSE ALFRED Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2012 at the age of 92. He is survived by his loving wife Kay; six grandchildren: Dale, Jacqueline (Steve), Michele, Daniele (Paul), Nicole, Lorna (John); nine great grandchildren: Kieran, Shona, Gavin, Jensen, Eli, Carter, Kai, Jacob, Sadie; two brothers: Armand (Mona) of Missouri, Bernard of Arizona; four sisters: Della of Jasper, Rita, Emma Jean (Mel), and Anna Marie all of Alaska; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Thelma, son Melvin, daughter Gail and son-in-law James. The family would like to thank the 4 East staff and all those who cared for our loved one. Prayers will be recited on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:30 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC, where also a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

NUNWEILER, MARY MARGARET Born November 2, 1926 in Carbon, AB, and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2012 in Kelowna, BC. Mary is sadly predeceased by her husband Reinhold and son Edward, she leaves to mourn her passing, son Bob (Verna), grandsons Kurtis, Morgan (Carly), great grandsons Jayden and Mitchell, son Ed’s wife Dawn, grandsons Derek (Tammy), Chad (Sarah), Cody (Hanna), great grandson Caleb, son Ross (Lana), granddaughter Chontelle (Jamie), great grandsons Cameron and Kyle, sister Ramona, sisters-in-law Alma and Gertie (Cecil). Mary will be sorely missed but fondly remembered for her kindness and generosity and for her love of family and friends. A special thank you to Dr. Andruchow, her staff and the Sutherland Hills Rest Home for the wonderful love and care she received. There will be a celebration of Mary’s life held in July, date and time to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BCHeart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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BROWNJOHN, WILFRED On January 15, 2012 Wilfred Brownjohn went to his heavenly home. Lovingly remembered by his wife Hannah of 70 years, son and three daughters.

BLACK, TERESA ANN MARIA Having lived a full and exceptional life, Terry passed away on Saturday, January 14, peacefully at home with family by her side, after a long fight with cancer. Born October 28, 1942, Ann Maria O’Hanlon, adopted by Elsie and Michael Moore, Terry lived in England with her brother John Moore until age 8. After immigrating to Canada, she grew up in Alberta and moved to Kelowna as an adult. Family was most important to Terry. She traced her roots back to her birth mother, discovering a clutch of siblings who welcomed her with open arms. She nurtured her family tree, supporting her children and cheering her grandchildren in their pursuits. Whether on the soccer pitch, at the rink, or grandparents’ day, Terry was there. She leaves behind the family she loved, Douglas Black, her husband of 28 years, son Grant Johnson, daughter Sharlene (John) Sherring, Gordon (Sarah) Black, Ian (Michelle) Black, daughter-in-law Holly, grandchildren Joel and Dallace, Andrew and Oliver, Cason, Harris and Hadley, Cameron and Darcy. She leaves her brother John Moore of Victoria and siblings in England and New Zealand Bern, Dee, Lynne, John and Angie, and her many friends near and far. Terry loved to travel and one of her happiest experiences was as a volunteer at the Vancouver Olympics. She also loved her home where her quiet compassion and patience marked her lifelong passion for horses and breeding. Terry enjoyed each aspect of breeding, and was particularly proud of her success as breeder of a BC Derby Winner. Terry worked hard, lived life on her own terms, and was as quick with her smile as she was “calling a spade a spade”. Terry will be missed in our days, but her spirit will remain with us. Thank you to Drs. Ellard, Fyles, McLeod and Wickstrom, and the Kelowna General Hospital for their compassion and care. On Friday, February 3, 2012 a private family service will be held, followed by a reception at the Hotel Eldorado 2-5pm, for friends and family to celebrate her life. For grandson Oliver, the punch will be really good. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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OPERATING PARTNER OR SOLE PURCHASER FOR A GRAVEL / AGGREGATE OPPORTUNITY AQ’AM COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES (a development Corp. owned by the St. Mary’s Band near Cranbrook, BC) is seeking expressions of interest for an operating partner or sole purchaser for a gravel / aggregate opportunity. To submit interest and to receive a full EOI package contact: Becky Pelkonen E-mail: bpelkonen@ aqam.net or Call: 1.250.426.5717

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YOUTH MEANS BUSINESS A new business development program targeting youth 18-29 is now taking applications. Applicants must not be receiving EI or have established an EI claim in past 3 years (5 years for maternity). This unique program will help you examine your business opportunity, develop your business idea and complete a business plan to get ready for start-up. Up to a $5,000 grant is available to those that are selected. Attend a free Information Session: Fridays from 10am —12 noon

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The City of Kelowna currently has opportunities for the following positions: • Arborist I • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Apply online at www.kelowna.ca/careers

Nursing Unit Clerk ! A people-oriented job at the heart of hospital operations. You’ll never be bored again.

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The Teal Jones Group is looking for Stump to Dump Logging Contractors to work in the Fraser Valley area. The total cut is 150,000m3/year. We are also looking for Owner / Operator Logging Truck Drivers for work in the Fraser Valley area. Interested parties can forward a resume or contact April Choquette Phone: 604-587-8700 Fax: 604-581-4104 Email: achoquette @tealjones.com Website: www.tealjones.com

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

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Help Wanted DRIVERS WANTED A Vernon Company requires class 1 drivers for S/B & Tri Hiboy hauling. Western Canada hauling only. Drivers are home most weekends. Company offers a good beneďŹ t package & pays above average wages based on percentage. Must have a minimum 3 yrs exp. Please fax resume as well as a current drivers abstract to 250-542-3135 or Email to: rmtrans@shaw.ca EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI ofďŹ cer. Will prepare & present appeals. Reasonable rates. Call Bernie Hughes, Toll Free at 1-877581-1122. KARMJIT GILL ORCHARDS looking for Seasonal Workers in Kelowna. Pruning, Thinning & Picking. $9.56/hr 40hrswk. Piece work. March - Oct 30. Call (250)-860-9737

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Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

GENERAL MANAGER, O’KEEFE RANCH Historic O’Keefe Ranch, founded in 1867, was once one of the largest cattle ranches in BC. Today, the designated heritage site has become a popular Okanagan tourist attraction renowned for ranching heritage and a unique collection of period building and artifacts. The General Manager is responsible for managing the ďŹ nancial and operational affairs for the Ranch. This position will oversee capital projects, infrastructure maintenance, and staff management including responsibility for: the operations budget; all services and activities of the Ranch; and the hiring and training of staff. The ideal candidate will have skills in business and ďŹ nancial management as well as experience applying for grant applications and working with volunteers and local governments. Please submit your resume, quoting ‘Comp# 1-OKR-12’ in the subject line to: c/o Human Resources, City of Vernon, by January 30, 2012, using one of the following methods: email: hr@vernon.ca (in MSWord or PDF) or fax: (250) 550-3532.

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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted SNOW PLOW OPERATOR Must have CLEAN and Valid DL. Must be available 7 days a week and ALL hours. Call (250)-764-4141

Landmark Technology Centre 110-1632 Dickson Ave., Kelowna BC

Business Plan Development Programs Three day Entrepreneur Assessment Program $90 Four week Business Plan Development Program $500 The Self Employment Program may provide financial assistance to eligible unemployed participants who want to start or purchase a business that they have had no prior ownership. Information sessions held every Friday from 10 - 11am.

Call 250-868-2132 www.cfdcco.bc.ca

Funding provided through the CanadaBritish Columbia Labour Market Agreement

HHDI RECRUITING

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta -

based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire production workers. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. SHORT on cash? Need money? We can help, get a loan on your directly deposited income. Call (250)868-2020

SweetWater Springs requires a self-motivated, BOTTLED WATER DELIVERY DRIVER, for the Kelowna area. Computer skills required. Must be a self-starter, with exemplary customer service skills and will be expected to pass drug and abilities test. Email resumes: hrm@sweetwaterpak.ca TECHNICAL Outside Sales Representative Territory Manager. Norcan Fluid Power Ltd is an established 30 year old company with 7 branches in Western Canada. We are currently looking for an outside sales rep for our Prince George branch. Our ideal candidate will be a motivated, energetic individual with some hydraulic or mechanical knowledge and will be willing to learn as required. This position requires working within a team environment, building relationships with our customers, developing new business and providing customer service. The applicant will be well groomed and personable, self motivated and aggressive, have a minimum class 5 license and be willing to travel. Norcan offers an excellent compensation package including pension and full benefits Reply in confidence by Fax to 604-881-7833 or E-Mail to sbrown@norcanfluidpower.com www.norcanfluidpower.com

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOKS needed for busy lakefront restaurant. MUST HAVE min. 3-5 yrs exp specifically in AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE. Will be resp. for current menu as well as creating new authentic menu items and daily specials. Spanish an asset. $17/hr, 40hrs/week. Fax resume WITH REF’’s to (250) 492-5617.

Trades, Technical Journeyman

Central Alberta Automotive Dealership requires a Journeyman or 3rd year + apprentice Auto Body Technician. Competitive wages and Benefits. Moving allowance negotiable. Send your resume to info@lambford.com

Help Wanted

SALES POSITION PARKERS CHRYSLER

Parkers Chrysler is expanding it’s professional Sales Team after a record setting 2011. We are in recruit of experienced, high energy, driven, top character individuals who are coachable to our dynamic growing industry. Past or present experience in automotive, powersports, electronics, clothing, furniture or sporting goods need only apply. We offer an industry leading training program along with an aggressive starting salary to individuals we feel have the potential to learn and are goal oriented to a career in our industry. Apply in confidence with a professional resume complete with references to Brant Roshinksy from 9:00am - 11:00am (Mon/Tue/Wed). Applicants will be interviewed, short listed and invited to an evening presentation at our Industry and Training Program. We presently have three (3) available positions we are looking to fill with our Best Qualified Applicants.

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Pets & Livestock

Medical/Dental

Financial Services

Drywall

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

Painting & Decorating

Pets

OUR practice needs an exceptional CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT!!! We are a client centered practice with a great team and the latest technology. We require a detail oriented person with excellent communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills, in addition to a keen interest in continuing education and professional as well as personal development. Please email your resume, in addition to what date you can start and your requested salary range, to: hiringamazingstaff@gmail.com

Employment

Services

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

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage & NIR Sauna. Thank you! Linda 250-862-3929. ASIAN Ladie’s Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, Men and women welcome $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 MAGIC HANDS! Full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. Ladies & Men. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188 ESCAPE From Stress Massage ‘The Spa Designed with Men in Mind’ Lori 250-868-0067

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Financial Services

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Cleaning Services #1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001 #1 NU-MAID Cleaning “Making U House Proud”! Professional. Reliable. 250-215-1073 BEST Quality Cleaning Reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Strata,Rest/ Med./Dental/Offices Move in/out 250-868-7224 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., New Clients Winter rate $18/hr Quality work. 250-470-9629 CLEANING- weekly/ biweekly, residential. Organizing. Elderly Welcome. Call 250-448-1786

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

Concrete & Placing For all your concrete services Cold weather concreting, repairs & Poxy coatings. Call now for a free estimate Check out our website www.okdcs.ca Free Estimates. Government Certified. 250-451-6944

Contractors KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948

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

Help Wanted

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

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

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

Garage Door Services

DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 F.J. MARK LTD. PAINTING Quality workmanship & service. Call Fred 250-863-9373 RADAS Custom Painting. 24 yrs exp., Prof. and Clean. Call Rada (250)863-7606 Call TJ (250)808-5555

Plumbing

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. Qualified, reliable & Bonded. 250-317-2279 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Rubbish Removal

CHOC, bl Lab pups. reg, 8 wks. $800. Salmon Arm. sayko1@telus.net. #250 833 1864

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under 11cu’ RCA custom upright deep freeze, good condition, $90. 250-763-3642 4XP215/60R16 Yokohama all season radials. New rims. Will fit mitsubishi cars. $85 each. Like new. Call 250-859-7050 OLDER Model Maytag Dishwasher. Black front. Works great. Not Portable. $100 (250)-763-6458 Remington power trigger hammer w/shots & pins. $90 obo (250)763-0607

$200 & Under 18cu’ Westinghouse frost free fridge, good condition, $150. 250-763-3642

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

JUNK Santa, takes away your old toys. Best rates. Call 250469-3275 junksanta.com

5/8” STS Bosch Electric Hammer Drill w/standard chuck Like new $125obo. 763-0607

Handypersons

Snowclearing

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

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

Comfort Rest Hospital Style Bed. Adjustable head/feet $125 OBO 250-762-3959

Home Improvements

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & MORE Call 250-870-3187 Home Reno’s. Bathrooms,

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

HOT TUBS: Clearance 2011 H2O Spas 250-769-4910 www.kingpool.ca Coming soon: Quality Hot Tubs from $3500. Check them out at www.freeflowspas.com.

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

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

Home Repairs

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

High Caliber Construction. All home & office reno’s. No job too big or small. 250-864-0771 LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879 M.RIOPEL Home Repairs Painting, carpentry, drywall, flooring etc. (250)-300-6512

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

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Tiling Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 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. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass $7., Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Feeder Hay $25. 1- 250-546-0420 QUALITY Alfalfa mix Hay for sale $6.00/bale. CASH ONLY. 250-769-5032

H.D.Contractor Milwaukee SuperSawZ-all. 11/4”stroke. quick chge blade.$135obo.763-0607

$300 & Under ORECK XL Professional Air Purifier. New. $225 250-7661710 or jim1710@shaw.ca

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

Free Items FREE 2 male Gineau pigs looking for home 1-1/2 old Call (778)478-3701 FREE Dog & Cat houses for outdoor pets. Please give them shelter from the wind & icy ground. (250)763-2476 Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE Roosters, Assorted Bantams & Laying Hens. Call (250)862-5932 FREE TV, Freezer, Kitchen Table. Excellent Condition, for pick up. (250)768-4974

Firewood/Fuel

Pets

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

ADORABLE Shih Tzu x puppies. First shots, vet checked, family raised. Born November 16. Ready to go. 250-542-3077 250-862-7763

Applewood Firewood already cut. Information call Bruce (250)-766-2628

ACE of Trades Painting. Quality workmanship. Fully ins’d. Free est. 250-878-5540 CALL COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Painting & Decorating

GE Dishwasher, 3cycles, white, works great, $125. (250)317-3341

BANNISTER

COLLISION & GLASS CENTRE, VERNON BC Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop we are seeking to fill the following positions

• Body Shop Administration Clerk • License Auto Body Technician or Advance Apprentice Competitive Wages- Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Make reference to the position you are applying to. Fax 250-545-2256 or Email bodyshop@bannisters.com

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

Garage Sales WEEKEND Garage Sale. Ladies golf set, micro, wicker tble,hshld items.250-860-9724


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Heavy Duty Machinery

Homebased Products

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

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

SKATES, Cleets, Ski Helmets, Ski Pants, Snow Suits, Boots, All Gently Used. Winter Clothes - Birth to 10 years up to 50% Off. Toys up to 20% Off. Baby Equipment, Cribs, Swings, Car Seats, High Chairs Etc. Moms The Word Hwy. 33 after 711. 250-7653422 - V/S, M/C, D/D.

2BD, 2bth, top floor condo, 1092sq’, extra strge, secure prking, $186,900. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870

Mobile Homes & Parks

A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

******* 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

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

Sporting Goods 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

Misc. Wanted

Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Cash for Vintage Clothing & A cc., Costume & Estate Jewelry. Will pickup 250-769-7975

Medical Supplies MOBILITY Scooters & Powerchairs. Shoprider Dealer, Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Used Scooter and Powerchair Sale. www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

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

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale FSBO 21+ acres, 1320’ Similkameen River frontage, power, phone, well, year around access, all usable land. 2 parcels 3.5 miles S. of border crossing. $125,000 US!!! 509-4769578

RUTLAND - Immaculate 1bd +den, huge patio, extra strge, secure prking, $155,000. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Houses For Sale

RRSP Strategy for First Time Home Buyers! Take advantage available Government Money! Recorded Msg: 866-807-6699 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 4YR. 2.99% VARIABLE 2.85% Trish at 250-470-8324

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

Sales & Service Directory ALTERATIONS

CLEANING SERVICE

#1 AFFORDABLE

For all your low cost alterations

#1 NU-MAID CLEANING

LEWIS FASHION

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

“Making U House Proud”!

250-681-4474

250-575-4001

250.215.1073

COUNTERTOPS

ELECTRICAL

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

A & S Electric

will get them done.

10% OFF WITH THIS AD

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250-470-2235

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

Professional / Reliable

DREAM CLEAN

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

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

250-862-7565

765-6898 In business since 1989

1 x 1 ad

250-300-6512

Reg. $189.00 +HST

CALL CLASSIFIED TODAY TO BOOK YOUR SPOT! 250-763-7114

Quality Workmanship. Interior or Exterior. Senior Discount. Full WCB Coverage.

Call Fred 250-863-9373

“PREMIUM PAINT AND SERVICE”

DALE’S

PAINTING SERVICE

862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

PAINTING

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

250.878.5540

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

of Trades

PAINTING

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

250.878.5540

RENOVATIONS

PAINTING/DECORATING

of Trades

RADAS Custom Painting

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

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

MEMBER

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

RUBBISH REMOVAL

TILING

JUNK Santa, takes

Artistic Ceramics.

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

TILE SETTER

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

Call 250-870-1009

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

colonialcountertops.com

250-878-2911 abcohdoors@gmail.com

PAINTING/DECORATING f.j. mark ltd. painting

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

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

INTRODUCTORY PRICE +HST

59.00 SF

$

On select colors only | Installation available

OVERHEAD DOORS

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

11359

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

ABC

ACCREDITED STRONG ROOTS FLOORING INC.

$

with a free 3 line word ad (12 insertions & 1 Feature spot)

NATURAL STONE

GARAGE DOOR HANDYMAN SERVICES

for New Customers! Reach 50,000 homes 3 times per/week

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

9.95 LF

$

starting at

starting at

A GREAT INTRODUCTORY OFFER

HOME REPAIRS

LAMINATE TOPS

Licensed & Insured

FLOOR EXCAVATION REFINISHING TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.

COUNTERTOPS

CONTRACTORS

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

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

250-718-8879

MOVING

MOVING/ STORAGE

North End Moving Services

AAA BEST RATE MOVING

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

250-861-3400

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

$59+. FLAT rates for long distance. Weekly trips between BC/AB. Why pay more?

PLUMBING

RENOVATIONS

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

Additions Finished Basements,

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

Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s, Tile, Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, Drywall, Painting, Exterior/Interior Finishing.

250-870-3187

ALTERATIONS HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION

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

Dan 250-864-0771

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

250-863-4418

For all your low cost alterations

LEWIS FASHION will get them done.

250-681-4474


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Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

2 Bdrm w utils $1100 mo. Laundry, dishwasher, ground floor legal suite w separate entrance in family home. NS NP 250.808.7866. Avail immed

3Bd, Glenmore, Fireplace, insuite lndry, yard, cls to bus, Resp, working or student tennants. Feb. $1180. 763-7869 5BD w/2bd inlaw. Large 2300 sq’. Fireplace, near bus/ hosp & lake. Garden. $1800. 250868-9059 txt 863-5164 LARGE 2bdrm reno’d, 4 appls, NS. NP. $1000 + utils. Ref’s req’d. Avail Now. Call between 6pm 8pm.250-861-1059 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail Feb 1 (250)-861-9013 IN orchard, 4plex, 1 unit avail. $800. Very new. Small pet ok. NS. Avail now. Call 250-8607014, 250-863-0822

Free washer /dryer. Factory outlet featuring Can-Am Palm Harbor Homes. Singles starting at $54,500 + Tax. 1500 sq ft. 3bed, 2bath Double section $109,500 + Tax. Includes shipping & handling within Lower B.C. Regions.Show Homes at: 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna. Accent Homes 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca promo code 31/12/11 VERY CLEAN 2bdrm, 1bath home RV parking, large cul de sac lot in Adult section. $79,900.00 RENT TO OWN. Accent Homes (250)-769-6614

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

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

Real Estate REALTORS Park your licence $100/mo.Pay board fees. Earn comm. Grant 250-862-6436

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1&2BD RENTAL Incentives, Adult building, NP, NS, $795$995. 250-878-0136 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments For Rent, very spacious, close to Capri Centre Mall, in newly reno’d building. Close to all ammens, includes fridge, stove, A/C, hot water, UG secured parking & laundry facilities, rent $775/$875. Avail Immed. For more info or to arrange viewing call 250-860-7416 1 Month FREE! 1Bdrm Apt, 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Excellent condition. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. $775/mo. Includes Strata Fee! Call (250)764-5151 2BD, 2bath, upscale building, adult oriented, secure u.g. prking, 5 appl, A/C, 1050 sqft, NS, No dogs. Avail Feb. 1, $890/mo 250-762-3514 go to castanet/condos for pics 2BD Executive. Beautiful view. Steps to Safeway. Hrwd flrs, balcony, top security, ug prking, pool & hot tub. $1050 Seniors Discount, 863-9002 2Bdrm 2bath fully furn.’d Condo. Insuite laundry,deck w/bbq 1260 sqft., overlooking Shannon Lake Golf Crse. $1200/mo Feb 1 Jack 250-878-4889

2BD, walking distance to downtown, NP, NS all utils & WD incl, $925. 250-878-0136 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 LAKEFRONT 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. Fully furn’d. Central. Available. to May From $1290 / 30days. (250)769-4630 www.casaloma.com

LOW INCOME HOUSING Independant Living Apartments for Seniors 55/over. Important to apply NOW for anticipated openings in the near future. Call 250-860-1128 or email fdhs@shawcable.com for application forms. 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 PARK PLACE CONDO! 1 BDRM, ADULT COMPLEX, POOL, W/OUT ROOM, TENNIS CRT.NON SMKR, NO PETS. FOR APPT. $975. 250215-2785

SPACIOUS 2BDRM Appart. and bachelor suite. Located on bus route, cls to downtown, bike path, beach. Small pet OK. heat and hot water incl. Call on site manag., 250-7636867 WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Jan & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

Commercial/ Industrial 1200sq/ft. shop 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo + triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Fully Serviced. WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, (250)769-7424 FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Misc for Rent 2bdrm suite all appls. Avail now. NS NP 433B Sumac Rd. 250-860-1148. or 317-1864

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

Homes for Rent 2bdrm, ground level entry, w.d., a.c., suitable for 2 working adults or students, garage, Rutland area, ref. req., $950/ mo. incl. util. 250-545-5559 3BD central loc. FP, creek, buses, shared utils $1250/mo Avail now. 250-870-6865 3BD Home, 2bth, no bsmt, near hospital, avail Feb 15th neg. All appl, newly reno’d. $1400+ utils. 250-317-5871 3Bdrm 1.5 bath, main flr, w/d fr, st, dw, Rutland. Close to bus route. NS. NP. Quiet responsible tentant. $1275 incl’s utils. Feb 1st 250-763-1222 5 or 6 bdrm home, avail now. For rent or rent to own. Call 250-763-7196 BEAUTIFUL Brand New House! Capri area, 3+1bdrm, 3baths, $2100 + utils. Fully Reno’d, 3bd House, upper level, $1350 & 1bdrm, apartment, lower level, $650. Glenmore, fully furn’d, cozy 1 & 2bd aprtmnts, $780-$880 inclusive. 250-469-3254 or 250-8600850. DOWNTOWN 3bdrm, 2bath, $1300 And Or Downstairs, 3bdrm, 2bath, $1200, Walk to ammenities, NS, NP, 250-3098830 FREE DOWN PAYMENT... REALLY? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but don’t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! info@thepropertysource.ca or Gino 250.317.2707

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CLASSIFIED POLICIES Error Policy While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. GLENMORE 3bdrm Upper Floor, 6 appls. Big covered deck, 1 block to mall & school, $1000 + utils. Avail. Jan 24th NS. NP. (250)317-7602 NEWLY Reno’d mobile home in Winfield, 2bd + 2rm edition, covered deck, large yard, close to all ammens, no pets. $1050 + utils, for more info 766-4670 PEACHLAND Semi Waterfront, 3 bd, fam. + living room. Rancher $1500+utils. 5 appls., refs, (604)856-2391 RUTLAND. 4bd house, 2 lvingrms, 1.5bth, garage, big yard, Feb 1. $1400. 250-8621025 or 778-478-3778 Spacious top floor. 4bd+den, 2bth. Living & diningrm, kitchen, family room, double garage, appls incl, gas FP. Across from KGH, close to schools, shopping, beach & bus. Feb 1. $1500 on short term lease. Utilities not included. Call Marita @ 250-860-4836

2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Now (250)470-0000

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HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295

1BD, Rosevally West Kelowna. $800 utils incl. Could be furn’d, sep. entry, ďŹ replace, small yard, shared lndry. Call evenings 250-769-7233

NEW 2bdrm 1 full bath Bsmnt ste N Rutland. Gr level se entry Quiet area Close school bus rte utils inc’d. $975 NS NP Avail Immed 250-870-6914, 250-681-4948

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1bd 1bth sep ent., carport, built in vacc. 4appl, AC, utils incl, NP, NS. $800+DD. 250765-9083 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $725. util/cbl. incl. Avail now 778-753-4722 1BDRM deluxe WO new home, most priv. suite you’ll ďŹ nd. Black Mtn. area, sound proof, 6 appls. HD satellite, HD movie chan., Lrg Priv patio, No dogs. NS $825 + utils. Avail Feb 1. 1-250-9997076 or 250-317-4258 1Bdrm, furn, walk out, semi priv.,sep.entry Quiet/clean. utils inc’d $650. (250)765-0746

2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $900 incl utils. Feb 1. Call 250-317-0373 2BD bsmt suite by city park/ downtown. 5appl, AC, bar. 1250sq’. $1100 incl cable, util & WiFi. Feb 1. 250-718-3871 2BD. Hosp. area, ďŹ replace, lg. yrd. w/creek, bus school $850.+1/2utils, 250-870-6865 2Bdrm 1 bath W.O. Gas FP. fr. st. w/d. Rutland close to bus route. NS. NP. Quiet responsible tenant. $875 incl utils. Feb 1st 250-763-1222 2BD, WO legal suite, fridge stove, WD, internet, full bath, walking distance to hospital, downtown, beach, NS NP NP, vacant, $1000 incl. utils. Call Evenings(250)862-3009 2 BIG BD, din. rm, lndry, sep. ent., w/o basement. Cls to bus & UBC. NP, NS. Avail Feb 1. $795 + utils. (250)317-8515 Available March 1. 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat TV, Lakeview Heights. NS, pets negot. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 AVAIL Feb 1, bright, 2bd, priv lndry, 4 appl’s, walk to Gyro Beach & College, NS, NP. $1100 incl utils, leave msg at 250-862-7549 Bright 2bdrm Suite 451 B Wallace Rd. sep entry,& laundry, driveway, patio, vacant $900 NP (250)870-8230 Ellison Acreage 2bdrm daylight basement suite. bright spacious & modern gr lvl bsmt ste. View, priv entry, fr, st, dw, island w/d, covered patio. $900 + 1/2 utils $125 NS. NP. Ref’s Call after 6pm (250)869-7464 HOSP. AREA, 2 bdrm upper suite, $1000 & 2bd lower suite, $850. Close to all ammens 250-470-1315 LRG. bach suite, full kitchen. dining room, W/D, NP. NS $800/mth Avail (250)769-4339 Magic Estates.1Bdrm + den bright open.prkg. ďŹ replace utils incl’d. Quiet. Pets negot. NS. Feb 1 $1100 (778)478-9961

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#1 Available, Furn’d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ studnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 FURN’D ROOM for clean, mature, N/S student, working person. Near KLO Campus. Refs & DD req. 250-762-5122. RUTLAND. 1bdrm $370 all utils incl, w/d, cbl. NS, NP, NB, near bus & Snowmoving. Phone Mornings from Mon Fri (250)-862-9749, (250)575-9109. Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $500. 250-317-2546.

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

Shared Accommodation AVAIL ASAP. 1bd near all amens NP/NP/NS. Behind Costco $450 utils., Stdnt/ wrking pref. 250-763-7553 ROOMMATE wanted from $450. 250-860-8106, 250-7183968

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NEWER 2bd suite, avail immed. Own ent, prking, nice yard. $800 incl utils. Quiet area. NS, NP. 250-869-9663 or 250-215-2085 ONE bedroom basement suite in Lakeview Heights West Kelowna. Suitable for one person. $750/mo includes utilities. No pets, non smoker. Available Feb. 1/12. Call 250769-4022. RUTLAND 2 BDRM Bsmt . Sep. entry, parking, laundry. NS. NP. $900 includes utilities DD req’d. (250)-859-6784 Westbank. 2bd bsmt, $900 utils incl & 2bd duplex, $1000 +utils.250-769-7751. 864-4255

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4BD, avail immed, close to college, 5appls, $1495+ utils, pets neg. Carolynne, 250-8085424 or 250-765-2114 CAPRI area, main oor, 2bd, NP, $1150 includes utilities. Ref’s Req’d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 LARGE, bright, 2bd, 2bath, full new kitchen, washer/dryer, large deck, lrg yard, pets negotiable. $1200 utils incl. 250860-4053 & 1-250-446-6802 Quiet Lg. Brt 2BD. Nr Collg , Shops Lke. $845 NS, Resp, adlt NP (250)762-0317 6 rings

Townhouses LOW END of MARKET Townhouses/Apartments For Families raising dependant children. Important to apply NOW for anticipated openings in the near future. Call 250-860-1128 or email fdhs@shawcable.com for application forms.

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Cars - Domestic 1997 30th Anniversary Edition Camaro RS priced to sell. Features include a new (rebuilt) engine with 1,500 highway miles, 5 spd transmission, T-Top; Pioneer deck with InďŹ nity speakers, new windshield, new battery, new power steering hose, new alternator (still in box) & cloth interior. $5,500 OBO; contact 250-768-5513 for any additional information or request a test drive. 2001 Volkswagon Passat, 1.8 turbo, auto trans, leather, fully loaded, 216,000kms, very clean. $6200. 250-864-5010 2002 Chrysler Seabring LX 4dr, original non-smoker owned, onyx green pearl, excl cond., auto, air, power all, 150kms, 75% hwy driven for pleasure use only. $4300. 250-763-3567 2003 VW Jetta TDI Auto

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Cars - Sports & Imports 2009 Black Hyundai Sonata Sport 4 door sedan, 17� rims and comes with winter and summer tires, Too many options to list: Sunroof, A/C, keyless entry, power windows and locks, alarm, cd player, 5 speed shiftable automatic transmission, cruise, 4 cyl., large trunk, leather trim in interior, metallic gray trim package, 109,468 kms, Gorgeous car! Divorce sale so this car needs to sell fast! $16,500 OBO, Call to view and test drive, Dean 250-497-5191

All wheel drive all the time with a center differential lock. Seats seven with back two seats removable. Three inch lift. Power windows, locks, sunroof. 215,000 km. Reduced to $6,000 obo. E-mail kparnell@shaw.ca 2001 Nissan Frantier

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To: BOB LAING TAKE NOTICE THAT on 04/Jan/2012 an order was made for service on you of a Petition to the Court, AfďŹ davit #1 of Ron Engel, AfďŹ davit #1 of Lucy Stephens and Notice of Change of Lawyer and any other court documents issued from the Salmon Arm Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number S-H-13331 by way of this advertisement. In this proceeding, the Petitioner claim(s) the following relief against you: a claim for the balance outstanding under a mortgage between Microline Veneer & Forest Products Corp. and the Petitioner. You must ďŹ le a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Salmon Arm Registry, at 550-2nd Ave N.E., Salmon Arm, BC., V1Y 4S4, copies of the Petition to Court, AfďŹ davit #1 of Ron Engel, AfďŹ davit #1 of Lucy Stephens and Notice of Change of Lawyer and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the Petitioner, Success Mortgage Corporation (2004) Ltd., whose address for service is care of Pushor Mitchell LLP, Lawyers. Attn: MARK W. BARON; 3011665 Ellis Street,BC., V1Y 2B3; Fax Num. 250-762-9115

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R12-001 DOG CONTROL SERVICE REVIEW Sealed proposals clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “R12-001 Dog Control Service Review RFP� will be received at the Regional District of Central Okanagan Reception, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, February 7th, 2012. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be opened publicly. A Mandatory Proponent’s Meeting will be held at the Regional District of Central Okanagan office – Woodhaven Meeting Room, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC on January 30th, 2012 at 9am local time to discuss this RFP. The Regional District reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any bid or proposal document and to accept any proposal or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Regional District. The lowest price proposal or offer will not necessarily be accepted. RFP documents may be obtained at no charge from the Regional District of Central Okanagan website (www.regionaldistrict.com/purchasing) or from the Regional District of Central Okanagan Reception, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4.

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SHOWCASE

Rebates for home energy upgrades Some risk

W OF PRIME INTEREST

Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

The dead of winter is when homeowners start to take notice about their home insulation. Cold drafts and big home heating bills are directly related to home insulation. In older homes, the building code has changed radically for insulation requirements. Today’s standards demanding many times more ‘R value’ than homes built in the 1980s and ‘90s. The new standard of sufficient attic and crawl space insulation can drive down home energy costs by up to 40 per cent in winter months. Significant rebates that come close to covering the cost of an average install for insulation upgrades, however, will run out this March. Kelowna resident Don Degen recently took part in the EcoENERGY home grant process to upgrade the insulation for both his home and a rental property. Degen’s day job is being the utility services manager for the City of Kelowna, so he knows a thing or two about how systems operate. When Degen first heard of the insulation rebates and benefits opportunities, he knew he had to investigate that idea further. “In a presentation on rebates it sounded almost too good to be true. The ‘free’ is often not a reality, but I was personally interested in this so I did my reading,” he explained Degen decided to first have his late 1950’s era

DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR

A HANDS-ON approach to adding warmth and comfort to your home, Don Degen kneels beside a foam bard installed to cover a once barren cement wall in his home’s sub-basement. rental home insulated in the attic. He chose Energy Wise Home Solutions to do the installation. The process involved an energy audit of the home by a certified professional before any work began. Following the audit, a crew from Energy Wise installed the insulation and helped Degen file the application paperwork for the rebates. The cost to Degen was $1,500 up front. About 60 days later, two $750 rebate cheques, one provincial and one federal, arrived in his mailbox. “Energy Wise walked me through the process. Right now I know that my tenant is enjoying 35 to 40 per cent lower heating bills,” said Degen.

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IN A PRESENTATION ON REBATES IT SOUNDED ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Don Degen

Encouraged by that experience, he did it again on his own 2,400 square foot bungalow rancher, which has a crawl space. Prior to the insulation being installed, the concrete crawlspace was insulated to an R-20 standard. For homes built today, that standard is now R-50. Again, the install pro-

cess was simple. To bolster his results, Degen spent an afternoon caulking and sealing his windows to make the home more airtight. “What we noticed was an immediate change in our comfort. Our bill is about 38 per cent lower,” he said. For his home, Degen received additional rebates for improving the air tightness of his home and for upgrading the insulation. Retro-fitting insulation in an attic and a crawlspace in time to take advantage of the federal EcoENERGY rebates before they run out is a no-brainer, says Kevin McGuire, owner of Energy Wise.

“Time is running out for the grants and the money is there for homeowners,” McGuire stressed. If unsure about the insulation standard being met for your home’s attic, McGuire recommends taking a look at the snow on your roof. On a day with no wind, if you have spots where the snow has melted quickly, you’ve paid to heat that snow away, he explained. As a homeowner, there is some basic information to help you make sense of the rebates available to you and the process you must follow. There are two sources of rebates—the province gives out rebates through LiveSmartBC while the federal government gives out rebates through EcoENERGY. The federal program ends on March 31, and your upgrade work must be completed and inspected prior to that date. The federal rebate for insulation is up to $750 for a ceiling; $1,000 for a crawlspace; and $1,250 for a basement. To access the rebate program, contact a Certified Energy Advisor . FortisBC has a search tool on its website in the rebate section that will help you find a CEA near you. The CEA will perform an energy audit of your home for a modest fee and provide you with a report detailing possible upgrades to your home. The CEA can also help with registering for the federal grant program. When the home energy upgrade work is done, be sure to save the receipts.

attached to a mortgage collateral charge

With regard to changes in the mortgage lending industry this year, besides tightening on the rules for qualifying, we are also seeing more bank and credit unions registering your mortgage as a collateral charge, running account or simply having a line of credit placed in behind. A collateral charge is a different way to secure a home loan than a standard mortgage. The terms of a collateral mortgage are outlined in a loan agreement that’s not registered. With a standard mortgage the terms are part of a registered document. Collateral charges allow lenders to change the interest rate and/or loan more money to qualified borrowers after closing, without involving a lawyer. That saves the borrower legal costs if he/she is looking to withdraw equity from their home. A consumer that is told that they can get more money in the next few years without extra cost may find that appealing at first glance. The downside comes at renewal. For consumers who want to keep their options open at maturity, this is an unfriendly change. That customer will now have to pay legal fees to switch lenders. Obviously, people switch lenders for many reasons, not the least of which is better rates or features. In past years, most every mortgage at renewal could be switched for free. With the real estate market not seeing the gains from the past and rules tightening as to withdrawing equity, homeowners may not have the extra equity in the home for refinancing and this change in registration leaves you at the mercy of possible posted rates when time for renewal. What does this all mean going forward? A collateral charge generally doesn’t allow a lender to change a fixed rate or the discount on a variable-rate mortgage. However, it does allow the lender to change the rate if you ask for more money later or at any time if you have a line of credit portion with a floating rate. Of Prime Interest is contributed by mortgage brokers Arlyne Wilson, 250-862-1818, awilson@lenderapproved.ca; Kristin Rosdal, 250-878-3007, email kristin@kelownahomemortgages.ca; Trish Balaberde, 250470-8324, email trishb@kelownahomemortgages.ca; Darwyn Sloat, 250-718-4117, email dsloat@kelownahomemortgages.ca.

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