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arring a major surprise at this spring’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport meetings, UBC Okanagan will get the green light to officially join the Canada West conference this fall. In October, the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams will be ready to take to the floor at the highest level of varsity athletics in the country. In today’s Capital News, Warren Henderson takes a look at what the step up from the B.C. conference to the CIS level will mean to UBC Okanagan, its athletes, the fans and the community at large. See story A3

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UBC OKANAGAN athletics director Rob Johnson and his department have put years of planning into the institution’s upcoming move to Canada West competition. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS

UBCO sports teams ready for the big leagues Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER


o one needs to tell Chandler Proch that the step up to Canada West sports competition next season will be a formidable challenge for UBC Okanagan. It only makes the highly-anticipated move out of the B.C. Colleges Athletics Association that much more intriguing for the 18-year-old member of the Heat women’s volleyball team. “It’s a huge challenge for us but it’s nice to know that we’re going to be part

of a big change here on campus and in Kelowna,” said Proch, a KSS grad and rookie with the Heat this season. “There’s a whole vibe and feel about this level of play, people seem to be a lot more interested in our sports now that this is happening. “To be part of a varsity program that’s evolving before our eyes is incredibly exciting.” Although the move is still one step away from final approval, the Heat men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams are slated to begin play this fall in the Can-

ada West conference— the highest level of varsity athletics in the country. The lone hurdle left to cross is the official endorsement of Canadian Interuniversity Sport at the national governing body’s annual meeting this June in Victoria. If CIS membership votes in UBCO’s favour, then Heat teams will be welcomed aboard for the start of the 2011-12 season. Two members of the CIS executive committee paid a visit to the Kelowna campus this week for a final site inspection and to

meet with UBCO athletics director Rob Johnson. “From what we could tell, they were very pleased with what they saw here and what we have to offer,” said Johnson. “We’ll find out in June if we can take that last step.” More than three years in the making, UBC Okanagan’s first application for admittance into Canada West in 2009 was denied when the conference chose to postpone all new memberships for one year. But 12 months later, in May 2010, UBCO’s



patience and persistence were rewarded when the four Heat teams finally received the green light from Canada West. And, as expected, the move to the new confer-

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Heat has been able to hire four full-time coaches for the first time, a necessity in order for programs to compete at the CIS level. The transition to Canada West has also meant improvements to facilities, including four new team rooms inside the gym. And thanks to a private donor, a new fitness centre will be built on campus in the next year and a half. In addition, Johnson expects competing against bigger and betSee UBCO A4

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West comes with heightened expectations for new schools, both on and off the field of play. Foremost is an institution’s ability to put competitive teams on the floor against CIS schools— a new standard of competition Heat programs haven’t yet had a lot of exposure to. “Will we come out of the gate in Canada West and burn the place up? Probably not, but I do feel we’re going to be pretty competitive,” said Johnson. “At the Canada West level, the difference is size, speed and technical ability of the studentathlete. “All levels, in my opinion, have increased tremendously over the last 10 years or so.

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The difference is when you go watch a Canada West competition, everybody’s bigger, everybody’s stronger, everybody’s faster, everybody’s better. This is where the premier athletes play.” The UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball squad has proven it isn’t that far off the Canada West mark after holding its own against CIS competition during the 2010-11 preseason. The two-time CCAA national champs and three-time B.C. champs went a respectable 4-6, which included wins over Calgary, Brandon and Thompson Rivers, while losing two very tight matches to Manitoba. “It was great for our team to see that we really could do it,” said Heat women’s volleyball coach Steve Manuel. “If you get totally wiped out, then you’re thinking you’re just not ready. But the way we competed against those bigger, stronger teams, we know we’re pretty darn close. It was important to show the league we belonged. We add a couple more bodies in the off-season and we’ll be right there.” Size, speed and strength are important and necessary attributes that clearly haven’t been lost on Micah Cockrill of the Heat men’s basketball team. The Chilliwack product and member of the BCCAA’s all-rookie team knows the jump to Canada West will be considerable, and plans to leave no stone unturned in being

prepared for the rigors of basketball in the big time. “(Head coach) Darren (Semeniuk) said what we’ve been doing as far as our training up until now is really just the minimum,” said Cockrill, 18. “We’re going to see a whole different level of athlete in Canada West, so we’re going to need to raise ourselves to that level. Bigger, stronger and faster…I’m going to be working hard on all those things this summer.” Ensuring that current Heat athletes are in prime physical condition for their first season of CIS play is just part of the battle. Johnson said UBCO’s ability to recruit elite student-athletes in the years to come will determine the success of Heat programs over the long term. And, given time, he’s confident all UBCO teams will be able to deliver the necessary commodities. Johnson said the attractiveness of a UBC degree without having to move to a city of two million, the quality of coaching at the Kelowna campus, excellent facilities, and life in the Okanagan in general should all aid the Heat in its recruiting efforts. “To compete at this level you need to get kids who can play at that level and there’s a lot of competition out there for those players,” Johnson said. “I think when you put that whole package here together and look at it, a See UBCO A5

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Recruiting and travel will be an adjustment UBCO from A4 lot of student-athletes are looking at it and starting to think ‘Yeah, that is a pretty attractive package.’ “So, from our perspective, we need to get to some key players who are coming out of high school in the next couple of years and get them to come to UBC Okanagan. Once you get two or three bluechip athletes who have the academics to get here and stay here, you start attracting other people like them.” While plenty of time, energy and resources over the next year will be put into ensuring the basketball and volleyball pro-

grams make a successful debut in 2011-12, UBCO hopes its long-term future in Canada West will include the addition of several more sports—the Heat men’s and women’s soccer teams among them. The potential of Canada West football coming to Kelowna is moving closer to reality as UBCO and the Okanagan Sun junior club continue their discussions about a possible partnership. With considerable resources required to run such a program—more than any other varsity sport—Johnson said adding football would be a significant undertaking.

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within the next two to three years. “With 40 players and another 10 support staff going on the road for

games, this isn’t a small ticket item,” he said. “It’s a commitment that both the university and the Sun would share in funding that kind of a program. “You need a lot of support to generate the kind of revenue needed, and the Sun have been very well supported over the years…they’re been a very good organization, too. “Their games in the fall are a real event,” Johnson added. “University football I think would resonate with the students and with the community. It’s a great opportunity for everybody, but again the resources needed are considerable.”

Short history, long line of sporting success The UBC Okanagan Heat, Okanagan Lakers and OUC Lakers teams and athletes built an impressive list of accomplishments, both athletically and academically, during their time in the B.C. Colleges Athletics Association. As four of the varsity teams prepare next season for competition in Canada West, here’s a brief look at the accomplishments of Heat and Lakers teams and athletes since the 2005-06 BCCAA season. • 15 nationals attended • 27 provincial championships attended • Two national championships • Ten provincial championships

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Ensign joins hunt to succeed Day as Tory MP Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

A well-known West Kelowna resident is among a handful of political hopefuls vying for the seat that will be left open when Conservative MP Stockwell Day steps down. Rusty Ensign announced Friday that he submitted the requisite paperwork and is expecting to be counted among the candidates for the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding when party members gather to vote in Penticton and Merritt next Tuesday. “I have a good background in business and public service, and I can get results,� he said, pointing out that he first joined the Westbank Kinsmen Club in 1987, and has participated in various volunteer organizations ever since. In that time his business, Ensign Bros. Sand and Gravel Ltd., has also bloomed from startup to staple, but longevity hasn’t necessarily prompted fanfare. Ensign admits that his controversial dealings with gravel pits likely came at a

cost to him during the last civic election, in which he failed to get a seat. “It impacted me negatively on a municipal level, but dealing with bureaucracy, getting approvals and cutting costs will be invaluable experience to bring to a national level,� he said. Ensign is the only candidate to come forward from the West Kelowna side of Day’s riding, and he said it was tough to get all his ducks in a row fast enough to be a contender. The truncated timeline— there’s only 11 days from when Day announced his imminent departure from politics to the date a new candidate will be chosen— is something Ensign feels could have eliminated other good candidates from the pool. He’s also curious how others were able to get out of the gate so quickly, announcing their intent to run for office a day after Day announced he’ll step down. So far Jason Cox, Marshall Neufeld and Dan Albas, all from Penticton, are the others to publicly announce their candidacy.


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New tech support group forms mentor partnership Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

If British Columbia is going to expand its tech sector, it’s obvious a boost from some pretty heavy hitters is needed. What’s likely less obvious is the latest theory to provide that boost, which considers building the sector on a one-on-one basis, a single company at a time. Thursday afternoon, the newly amalgamated Okanagan Science and Technology Council

(OSTEC) and Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre (ORIC)—now Accelerate Okanagan—announced just such a venture with the British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) Mentor Program. “Today tech makes up four per cent of the GDP (in B.C.), but long-term we would like to double that,� said Paulin Laberge, BCIC entrepreneur-inresidence. During the dot-com bubble, Paulin said, the sector was already twice the size it is today, saying

he’s hoping for a return to a more information-based economy as it does not tax natural resources, offers good return for a small investment and provides higher paying jobs. The BCIC program launched in Vancouver two months ago. It offers a structured approach to building a company taught to program leaders through MIT. Laberge’s job is to link successful tech mentors with entrepreneurs just launching their business—a role he says

should provide more stability for the B.C. economy in the future. “Rather than cutting down trees and pulling out fish why don’t we just use our brains?� he asked during a pitch session for media aimed at attracting mentors to the program. After the January launch in Vancouver, BCIC was able to drawn in 100 companies. In the Okanagan, they’re hoping to partner 25 companies, but said the trick to starting the venture is to attract quality mentors.

“I think we’ll see a good number of people step up,� said Jeff Keen, a program manager. “This area actually has a lot of people who have been very successful in the sector.� Finding mentors comes with strings. The mentors need to have run multi-million dollar companies, need to have roughly two days a week worth of hours to dedicate per month and can’t be in it for themselves. “We’re really looking for people who don’t have

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Variety of activities put fun and serious focus on water Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Local residents can celebrate World Water Week next week with an online scavenger hunt for youngsters from five to 15 years of age; or attend a public forum on water; or see a presentation on water in the future. The first event of the week is the Okanagan WaterWise Challenge, to encourage young people to learn more about Okanagan water. As a reward for participating, contestants have an opportunity to win a pool and pizza party

for themselves and nine of their friends. This is an initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board aimed at informing valley residents about local water issues and the need to protect and conserve the resource, explained Anna Warwick Sears, executive-director of the OBWB. “World Water Week is a great vehicle to raise awareness and celebrate water,” she said. Monday, youngsters may log on to the website at and take the challenge. The contest ends May 3 and the pool party

packages will be awarded May 5, as part of Drinking Water Week. Prizes will be awarded in the North, Central and South Okanagan. Monday evening, Oliver Brandes, associate director of the POLIS project of ecological governance at the University of Victoria, makes a presentation at the Rotary Centre, 7 p.m., as part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series. “Water will be the resource that defines prosperity in the 21st Century,” he said. “The current regime of water law and governance is a ves-

tige of an unsustainable past.” The challenges of increasing demand for water, calls for shared decision-making and collaboration and changing roles for government, along with a climate in flux, must be faced, he says. “Conflict, drought and water scarcity loom, even for a relatively waterwealthy place like B.C.,” he continued. On World Water Day, Tuesday, March 22, you’ll be advised to ‘think like a watershed,’ as the opening ceremonies for World Water Week in the Central Okanagan get under-

way at UBC Okanagan, in coordination with the OBWB. It’s in the UBC campus courtyard from noon to 1:30 p.m. and include a drum procession, musical performances and a barbecue. A welcoming address by deputy vice-chancellor Doug Owram will include campus sustainability highlights, and will be followed by presentations by Lake Country Mayor James Baker and Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd. Also speaking will be Nelson Jatel, stewardship director with the OBWB, and a representative from

the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Brandes will speak again from 2 to 4 p.m. in the UBCO Library building, room LIB 305. Later in the day, the OBWB will hold a free public panel discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bohemian Cafe on Bernard Avenue. The topic will be water in an urbanizing world—water, food, land and people in the Okanagan. Panelists will include Brandes, Warwick Sears, Toby Pike with the Water Supply Association of B.C. and manager of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District, Domen-

ic Rampone, operator of Rampone Farms and a member of the city of Kelowna’s agricultural advisory committee, John Janmaat, B.C. Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Management, and John Wagner, UBC Okanagan associate professor of anthropology. On Wednesday, there’ll be a Poetry Slam by creative writing students at UBC Okanagan from 2 to 2:30 p.m. There will be also be an art exhibition called Art and Water, in the FINA gallery, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


NDP leadership hopefuls tackle justice issues Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The five B.C. NDP leadership candidates will debate justice issues Monday night in Kelowna. The candidates, current MLAs John Horgan, Mike Farnworth, Nicholas Simons and Adrian Dix and marijuana advocate Dana Larsen will speak at the Coast Capri

Hotel, starting at 7 p.m. The Kelowna stop is part of a nine-city leadership debate tour that will see the candidates also speak about education, poverty, families, health care, youth, environmental sustainability, energy and jobs. The debates will take place in Surrey, here, Kamloops, Nelson, Qualicum, Victoria, Vancou-

ver, Prince George and Terrace between now and April 6. The leadership election will take place April 17 at an assembly in Vancouver but voting will be conducted through a one member-one vote system with ballots cast by mail, over the Internet and in person at the assembly. Unlike the Liberals, who recently elect-

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Local drivers still need COs tracking moose poacher to work on driving skills Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

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Kelowna city council will get a road safety snapshot from ICBC Monday afternoon, highlighting the ups and downs of local roadways. In an average year in Kelowna, for example, there are around 8,700 crashes and 2,700 people are injured, reads the report. “The good news is we’re seeing positive trends in alcohol and speed related crashes, and we thank drivers for doing their part,� it continues. “But the numbers are still too high.� Among some of the areas of improvement are alcohol-related crashes, which have fallen dramatically since 2005, and the rate of auto thefts has also plummeted.

• Dilworth Drive and Harvey Avenue • Harvey Avenue and Spall Road • Cooper Road and Harvey Avenue • Benvoulin Road and Dilworth Drive and Springfield Road • Banks Road and Highway 97 North • Highway 97 North and Leckie Road • Highway 97 North and Old Vernon Road and Sexsmith Road • Gordon Drive and Harvey Avenue • Benvoulin Road and KLO Road • Highway 33 West and Mayden Road and Ziprick Road The regular crash rate has stayed pretty even keel comparatively. One of the contributors to improvements is investment in infrastructure. Most projects are attributed to federal, provincial and municipal dollars, but the insurance agency points out that they kicked in $885,400 in 2009, and

those dollars were spread among projects on Harvey Avenue. “These investments help many people in Kelowna escape injury and death, and more importantly, the safety benefit lasts for years,� reads the report. “Overall, we save $4 in claims for every dollar invested.�

A pregnant cow moose was poached off McCulloch Road late Wednesday and conservation officers are looking for any information that might help them track down the culprits. Conservation officer Ed Seitz said the remains were discovered by someone driving by about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The poacher didn’t remove all the meat which Seitz says leads him to suspect he was in a hurry to get away from the site. The moose and its unborn fetus were found about 50 metres off the road just past km 13 on the road, between the turnoffs to Myra Forest Service Road and the road in to Browne Lake.


A PREGNANT cow moose was poached off McCulloch Road late on Wednesday. Tracks in the snow at the side of the road indicate at least one adult and possibly two were involved in the kill, said


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Kelowna politicians will get a chance Monday to mull over whether they’re of the same mind as a growing number of their B.C. counterparts regarding medicinal marijuana grow ops. A movement to get rid of federally sanctioned grow ops gained momentum recently, when Fraser Valley mayors decided to band together and point out that they’re a growing problem to the health and welfare of the cities they’re in. Chilliwack’s mayor took an aggressive stance in a provincial publication and a letter from the mayors of the Township of Langley and the

City of Langley landed in the City of Kelowna’s mailbox, as well as every other city in B.C. “While we understand the rationale for providing the opportunity for clinical use of marijuana, we must reinforce that it has resulted in significant negative issues in our communities,� reads the letter from Langley mayors Peter Fassbender and Rick Green. “It has created situations whereto neighbourhoods have become unsafe, individual lives have been at risk and the overall cost to our local governments have risen.� To solve the problem, they’re calling on the federal government to significantly change the way the marijuana program is administered.

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Knife-wielding Green thumb classes start road-rager sought Police are investigating a case of “extreme” road rage where a driver was attacked with a knife Friday morning. According to the victim, a 41-year-old Kelowna man, he and his passenger were in a white panel van and turned onto Ziprick Road from Baron Road at approximately 11:40 a.m. and came close to a 1990s blue and silver Ford Explorer that had encroached into the intersection. “After turning on to Ziprick, the driver stopped the van so he could look for his cellular phone,” said Const. Steve Holmes. That’s when the driver of the Ford Explorer made a u-turn and pulled in behind the van. A First Nations man, believed to be in his 20s, got out of the Explorer

and approached the driver of the van. Police say the younger man began yelling at the driver of the panel van and then produced a long bladed, machete-style knife and swung it at the driver’s window, shattering it and cutting the driver’s left wrist. The suspect was then called back to his vehicle by his passenger, a First Nations woman, and the vehicle drove past the van, toward Highway 33. “The injury to the victim’s wrist was not significant,” said Holmes. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place near a fairly busy intersection, or recognizes the vehicle driven by the suspect to call them at 250762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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BURDEN OF LOVE “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt 11:28-29 Do you ever feel like life is happening all around you and yet you can’t seem to keep up? I often feel like I get ready for my day and set off to conquer the world, only to find that I cannot keep up with the demand. I move through the day as if I have cement boots on my feet and then fall into bed wondering what happened and why I feel so weighed down in life. The church is in the season we call Lent right now. Often people, both in and outside the church, see this as an oppressive season, full of self-denial and fasting. It’s true that Lent sometimes takes on a somber tone with the minor sounding songs and lack of Alleluias. But I love this part of the church year. I have always loved Lent. It is the one season in the church year where I feel the most alive, the most rooted in Christ, and where my burdens seem to fall away as I journey with Jesus to the cross, where He takes the burden of Sin from me. Lent has never been, for me, a season of fasting and denial. I do not give things up for Lent and whenever I have tried to fast, I find that I am more focused on my growling stomach than on God or His Word. The season of Lent is really about the lifting of a burden, yours and mine. It is a journey from concrete boots to bare feet and from death to life. We take a fortyday journey from Ash Wednesday where we are reminded of our sin and our mortality, to the cross

where we receive our immortality in our savior Jesus Christ. We are told on Ash Wednesday, as a crossshape from ashes is traced on our forehead, “remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” This may at first seem scary and terribly depressing but mixed in with those ashes is also oil. Oil is used to anoint the heads of those who need healing. It was used to anoint kings and set people apart for special purposes. The ashes alone are sad and depressing, just as our deaths are, when we lack faith in Jesus. But the true gift of the ashes is the anointing oil that is mixed in. In that moment, when we are reminded of our largest failing, our deepest sins, and our mortality, we are also called to be more.

asks us to give up candy or coffee or lunch. Instead, our loads are lightened as Jesus walks the road to crucifixion carrying the burden of a cross, weighed down with our sin. He stretches out His arms and allows Himself to be nailed to the tree so that He can put us back into a relationship with our heavenly Father that allows us to say, “I may return to dust, but I will rise again because Christ lives in me!” Allow this season of Lent to permeate your life. Hand your burdens over to Jesus and let Him take them to the Cross. May you know the love of this amazing God who takes your heavy load and holds you,

I started this article with a quote from Matthew 11, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” When I forget to come to God, when I try to do things myself without prayer, when I think I have it “all” figured out, that is exactly when the cement shoes feel the heaviest because I have only myself; a broken mortal sinner to rely on. God wants us to come to him and hand over all the things that weigh us down. The worry and pain in our lives, the know-it-all attitudes, the desires for our own glory; these are the things that God wants to take from us and replace with His love and his life.

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He anoints us with oil and calls us into a deep and abiding relationship. As we walk with Him through Lent, we find that we are not burdened or weighed down by a somber season that

Pastor Karen Seifert If you would like to become more involved in Lent or are interested in learning more about Jesus, Grace Lutheran Church has some wonderful opportunities for you. Every Wednesday evening between now and April 13th, at 6:30PM, we are offering a familyfriendly Lenten drama. On Sunday mornings, we have a worship service at 10:30AM offering traditional music. Now we are also offering a contemporary service called “Get Fed”, at 12 noon. Come and join us for worship and hear more of God’s love story for you!


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Last week G7 nations carried out coordinated actions in the currency markets to try to stabilize the Japanese yen, the first such action since 2000. (BBC.

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Treating Parkinson’s disease with gene therapy has been shown to be successful in clinical trials for the first time, says a report published in The Lancet Neurology. (

A new hearing aid that transmits sound through a person’s teeth, jawbone and into the inner ear has been approved for use in Europe. (

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New B.C. cabinet sends a chill into farmers To the editor: I think most British Columbians would agree Colin Hansen had to be removed as B.C.’s finance minister. Unfortunately, the appointment of Kevin Falcon represents no change whatsoever. The man who earned the party derision for his mismanagement of public relations of the Gateway Program; the man who admitted he prefers the Chinese system of no public consultation or democratic voice in government decision-making, is now in charge of the HST issue which many people believe is as much about bungled public relations as it is about arbitrary tax increase. Last week’s cabinet appointments sent a chilling message about the B.C. Liberal Party’s intentions on agriculture. Two agriculture ministers, both Okanagan farm boys with strong connections to the farming and agri-tourism communities across the province, Steve Thompson and Ben Stewart, had started to seriously repair the party’s relationships with farmers,

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his summer, B.C. Hydro starts installing 1.8 million smart meters to eventually upgrade every electricity customer in the province. This is controversial for several reasons. First, they’re doing it now because former premier Gordon Campbell decreed it must be done by the end of 2012. Second, the smart grid is one of several major B.C. Hydro projects the government exempted from having to undergo a cost-benefit review by the B.C. Utilities Commission. When I spoke with B.C. Hydro smart meter project executive Fiona Taylor last week, she naturally had no comment on the politics. Smart meters

are inevitable, she said, since mechanical meters are obsolete and eventually won’t be made any more. Taylor insists the pending rate increases would be even highTom er without smart meters. Fletcher B.C. Hydro estimates the wireless meters will not only pay for themselves, they will produce a net saving of $500 million over the next 20 years. Even some B.C. Hydro employees were surprised to hear that, with current technology, the utility has no way of knowing your power is out until you phone them. And when line crews come out to repair a local blackout, how do they determine if the repair is complete? They drive up and down the road to see if people have lights on. If you use a backup generator, they


might miss you. Smart meters will have “last gasp, first breath” capability, storing enough energy to send a signal that reports the power has gone out, and another signal when it is restored. As it stands, a repair truck can be dispatched to a reported power failure, only to find that the customer’s main breaker has tripped. There is another concern, which is that the brief signals emitted every few hours to send readings to a central hub may be a health hazard. B.C. Hydro has retained former Vancouver medical health officer Dr. John Blatherwick to respond to this. He notes that smart meter signals are the equivalent of a three-minute cell phone call once per day, at a much greater distance. These particular radio frequency signals are similar to those used for digital TV. Such signals are also emitted by the spark plugs of a car, by lightning strikes, in fact all visible light and even

the infrared generated with your body heat. The NDP is nurturing this flame of discontent as it campaigns against smart meters. It’s popular among the young, and no less an authority than Lady Gaga is the poster girl to warn against wireless Internet in schools. NDP leadership candidate John Horgan argues that B.C. Hydro doesn’t need to spend all this money on smart meters right now. But he is careful not to question the tinfoil hat perspective, and risk alienating the ignorant and superstitious vote. Blatherwick notes that “if you truly are harmed by this level of radiation, you can’t live in a major city.” I’ll say. The computer producing this column is on wireless, one of at least a dozen signals it can detect in my neighbourhood. Our modern comfort is fragile, as Japan reminds us. It needs smart equipment, and smart people.

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A Gift in Memory Get the facts before making Cedar decision Makes a Difference ▼ LAKEFRONT USAGE

To the editor: At the meeting of Kelowna city council on March 14 the issue relating to commercial development of the properties owned by the city at the foot of Cedar Avenue and to the north along the lake was foremost on the agenda. If the development is passed Kelowna will have lost the last opportunity for a waterfront park in the fast developing Pandosy area of Kelowna and probably anywhere else along the lake. A very slick and colourful presentation was made by the planning department and council en-

thusiastically endorsed the proposal which calls for commercial and residential development over the majority of the area with a narrow public walkway along the lake. The lone courageous dissenting voice came from Charlie Hodge, Mayor Shepherd and councillor Robert Hobson having excused themselves as a result of a conflict of interest. The matter will now go to a public hearing slated for April 5. It was always my belief that council had a duty to withhold its decision until all of the facts

are presented, similar to a court case, and not to prejudge the issue. However, on this occasion it seems clear that “It’s a done deal” as has been the rumour circulating from the city hall bureaucracy. The rationale for the reasoning against prejudging the issue is to ensure that council has all of the facts and those facts are accurate and not some spin to paint a picture of the desired result by the proponents. For instance I understand Coun. Angela Reid commented that the sewer outfall at the foot of Cedar Avenue made the beach fronting

the Abbott Street properties unsuitable for public use. The fact is that the sewer outfall discharges about one kilometre from the shore at a depth of about 180 feet. There was a great photo op about a year or so ago when Mark Watt drank a glass directly from the treatment plant to show that it was potable. The fact is that this beach could be ideal for families at very little expense. Again, Coun. André Blaniel’s commented that it was always council’s desire to have some commercial components on the property. The documents clearly show that

these properties were initially purchased to be used as parkland. Coun. Luke Stack wants to ensure that we bring commercial areas out of Pandosy down to the lake. Well, the properties east of Abbott Street would be ideal for commercial and multi-family dwelling with a magnificent view of the park in front and the lake across to the Westside. Please, members of council, look to the future and preserve this magnificent property for future generations. Walley Lightbody, Kelowna


Travelling World film fest at UBCO/CO a big success To the editor: I would like to thank and congratulate all the organizers and volunteers of last weekend’s Travelling World Community Film Festival held at UBCO and Okanagan College.

To co-ordinate the showing of over 30 films in such a short time span is amazing. I was impressed by the quality, timeliness and variety of the films I saw. The seed swap and tables of foods and

wares also added greatly to the atmosphere. Thank you for making this a real success. A job well done! R. Michael Kerr, Kelowna


Falcon, Coleman prefer mining to farming Farms from A10 farmland and food security advocates but barely had time to blink before being shuffled out of the role. Don McRae, the new agriculture minister is from the Comox Valley, an area that has a considerable amount of great farmland, but I can see nothing that indicates McRae has ever actually been on a farm. This is a strong signal that Christy Clark intends to go into the election riding Gordon Campbell’s anti-agriculture horse. During his leadership campaign, Falcon promised to sweep aside the Agricultural Land Reserve protections and hand over the farmland of B.C. to private energy companies. As deputy premier, and with his bullyboy friend Rich Coleman now in charge of energy, Falcon is in a position to decimate the ranchlands across the Cariboo, Kootenays and north to the Yukon border. The appointment of Stewart as party whip is interesting. A rookie MLA who’s brief role as agriculture minister was a sharp departure from the government’s, Stewart is now charged with ensur-

ing MLA’s toe the party line. If I lived in the Peace River Valley, I would hunker down for war, but also start packing. I would also start stockpiling drinking water while you have access to it, because our rivers and ground water will be handed over to the private energy companies, as well. We can also expect to see Falcon and Coleman override the Agricultural Land Commission’s decision to preserve Hudson’s Bay Farm and the farm families who have been working that land for more than 100 years will most likely have to make way for the Langley portion of the Gateway Project. I expect that the Agricultural Land Commission review initiated by Thompson and completed by Stewart will likely either be neutered or used by Falcon as a launchpad to completely disempower the Agricultural Land Commission. Given Clark’s statement days ago that she intends to keep Hansen’s budget, we know the Agricultural Land Commission will not be given the resources

it needs to do its job. It’s good to see that Abbott wasn’t shut out of cabinet with his supporters, but given the education portfolio where teachers are up for contract negotiations thus putting him in a position where he is unlikely to win many friends or build political capital for himself. Speculation is strong that Christy Clark will take British Columbians to the polls in September, and generally a party leader puts its best team forward. Yet Christy’s appointments completely ignore the polls on individual team members throughout the leadership race. Kevin Falcon and Rich Coleman may be popular within the party, but they are extremely unpopular among the general voting population. The Liberal Party membership on the day of the leadership vote did not reflect the regular Liberal Party membership. Rumours were rampant that Falcon’s multinational corporate supporters had used their employees to create support for Falcon so that he would continue to enrich their coffers with taxpayer financed megaprojects. Those votes rep-

resent a very small portion of B.C. voters and taking direction to the extent the cabinet appointments suggest will only serve to foster greater disconnect between the Liberal Party and the voters. Rumours are rampant that Pamela Martin and Bill Good will be running for the Liberal Party in the next election. It was interesting to see Chris Olsen’s name (CTV’s Olsen on Your Side) at the bottom of the new cabinet news release. Is the strategy to package extreme right perspectives for public consumption rather than give voters the policies and government they

want? To sell B.C. parents that a cutesie “Premier Mom” has the best interests of their families in mind, while destroying any possibility of food security, water security or long term environmental and economic sustainability. If it was quiet the morning after the Liberal members vote, it’s likely because New Democrats are up very late dancing with joy. I take no such joy, I’m afraid. Donna Passmore, campaign director, Farmland Defence League of B.C., White Rock

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any questions came out of the recent economic slow down. While a lot of attention was paid to corporate bail-outs, the state of real estate, economic restructuring and political posturing on all sides, millions of people quietly went about their business—some losing jobs and others worrying about what the next months would bring. How has this recession affected our collective psyche? Has there been any


Paul Latimer measurable change in the mood of the masses? These questions were posed and analyzed in a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. In this study, researchers surveyed a sample of the Alberta working pop-

ulation at different times between January 2008 and October 2009 to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders over this time period, and to determine whether the economic crisis had any effect on people’s mental health. After conducting their analysis on more than 3,500 people, researchers concluded there appeared to be an increase in the prevalence of depression during the recession. Particularly among men and those who were married or in common-

law relationships, the incidence of depression increased with time. According to Canadian statistics, the annual rate of depressive episodes in our country is just under five per cent. In this study, the starting rate at the 2008 screening was just above five per cent so fairly consistent with the expected norm. A year later the rate was 6 1/2 per cent which showed a significant increase. Anxiety disorders were also examined and

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Accident hospitalizes pedestrian A woman who was apparently jaywalking across Cooper Road Tuesday afternoon was hospitalized after she was hit by a truck. Shortly after 1 p.m., emergency crews were called to the 1800-block of Cooper Road and learned that a 68-year-old woman was between intersections and crossing from Orchard Plaza to Orchard Park on her way back to work when she was struck by a truck turning onto Coo-

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New premier sets direction for B.C., putting families first L ast Monday saw aged by her desire to Christy Clark put an emphasis on exsworn in as Britpanding our revenues ish Columbia’s 35th from our resource premier—only the seccommunities. ond woman to hold the Her commitment province’s top job. to strengthening the reThough she is a source sector – and the well-known name, economy overall – is many are wondering driven in large part by what type of person she her intense focus on is and what kind of govhelping B.C. families. ernment she will lead. Premier Clark ran Ben Stewart I have found Premier for leader with a promClark to be deeply faise to put families first, miliar with the concerns we all have and she has a very clear understandabout British Columbia’s economy ing of how important jobs are to famand the fragile nature of our recovery ilies. from the global financial crisis. She knows delivering on this She is very engaged with these promise requires a renewed emphaeconomic issues, and I am encoursis on job creation in every part of the

province. Another key promise Premier Clark made when running for leader was to reduce the size of cabinet and to make sure that all MLAs have a voice. Truly engaging with British Columbians and making sure their MLAs are empowered is fundamental to rebuilding trust with the people of British Columbia, and I for one welcome this change in tone and approach. The most important thing for me, for Premier Clark and for all of my colleagues in this government, is to ensure that we put families first. All of us are united as a team and making sure that we act on the concerns of British Columbians and put families at the centre of all our deci-


sions is priority number one. I am excited to be a part of this new government, and I look forward as the new government whip to working with Premier Clark and the new cabinet on the critical issues facing British Columbia—concerns British Columbians have shared with me as well during my travels throughout the province. Together, we will work on boosting economic growth in every community across the province—the single most important thing we can do to support families and strengthen the critical services we all rely on, particularly health and education. Evidence of this commitment to job creation is the establishment of a new B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation headed by Pat Bell.

The fact is, without growing the economy, we will struggle to maintain these critical services—let alone improve them. That is why I will put all my energy into supporting Premier Clark in the work ahead to strengthen the economy, so that B.C. families have good jobs and better services. There is much work to be done in order to keep the economy moving and to get back to balanced budgets. And frankly, there is also some work to be done to repair our relationship with the people of British Columbia. I can assure you that this work is already underway—and I am proud to have the chance to contribute. Ben Stewart is the Liberal MLA for the Westside-Kelowna riding.


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In recognition of World Water Week at the UBC Okanagan campus, medical anthropologist Dr. Hugo De Burgos will premiere his documentary film, The Site of Lead, which examines how industrial operations found their way into local water supplies in the El Salvadorian community of Sitio del Niño with disastrous results. This ethnographic documentary tells the story of this community’s subjective experience of lead contamination coming from a car battery factory operating in their

community since 1997. Residents of Sitio del Niño are still struggling to remove more than 32,000 ton of lead slag from their community and to decontaminate their natural environment and people. The World Health Organization claims that more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood in a person poses a serious health risk. In the Sitio del Niño community, however, some people have more than 50 micrograms. The film screening, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by

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the joint, all of which contribute to the pain and reduced mobility. At night the shoulder might hurt when sleeping on the painful side and there can be a numbness or tingling in the arm and hand. With the limited use and mobility, strength is lost in the surrounding muscles. The treatment in Western medicine consists of pain management by using painkillers, muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. To regain mobility, physiotherapy or acupuncture may be recommended. A frozen shoulder that isn’t treated well can become a lengthy condition. Luckily, acupuncture can be very helpful for resolving frozen shoulder. There are several meridians (energy pathways) running over the shoulder or close to the shoulder. When the qi-energy and blood flow in these meridians is obstructed, problems begin to arise. This obstruction can be the result of an underlying problem in one or more of the related or-

gans. A problem in the large intestine can result, for example, in constipation, but also in a frozen shoulder. Even a problem in the stomach can eventually cause shoulder complaints, because its meridian runs close to the shoulder. An acupuncturist investigates where exactly there is improper functioning within the patient and then will treat the underlying organ problems to get the blood and energy flowing again in the meridians. The significant difference between Western medicine and Chinese medicine is that Western medicine will treat the shoulder mainly locally, while Chinese medicine will treat the whole body, addressing internal factors that contribute the health and healing of the shoulder area. By doing so, we have the opportunity to improve overall health and strengthen the shoulder to prevent future problems from re-occurring. By helping the body to return to its own natural equilibrium, acupuncture can help to produce long lasting results for frozen shoulder conditions. James Kaufman is a registered acupuncturist at Okanagan Acupuncture Centre, 1625 Ellis St.


rozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition where there is stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint leading to a limited range of motion in the joint. Frozen shoulder usually only affects one shoulder, but some people may eventually develop it in the other shoulder as well. This condition usually develops slowly, over a period of months. The shoulder starts out in the painful stage, where pain occurs with movement and the range of motion begins to become limited. Gradually there is a decrease in pain along with a drastic decrease in the range of motion of the shoulder. Frozen shoulder can occur after an injury to the shoulder, a surgery or an arm fracture, or it may occur in people with other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, thyroid problems, and Parkinson’s disease. Frozen shoulder is also more common over the age of 40. With frozen shoulder, the shoulder capsule (the connective tissue in our shoulder joint) becomes inflamed and stiff, which in turn can cause adhesions to develop between the joint’s surfaces and a decrease in the natural lubricating fluids in

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Local fundraisers starting up to help earthquake victims W

hile I am normally not a huge promoter of fundraising causes outside of Canada, like many Canadians I am boggled and stunned at the devastation and destruction taking place in Japan. As anticipated, a number of fundraising events have popped up locally in support of assisting Japanese survivors. A recent one started in Kelowna is expanding by the second. Anyone familiar with the social network phenomena Facebook may have already heard of Artists For Japan, which is gathering artwork to sell with proceeds going to that nation. I suggest you check it out if interested in either contributing or purchasing. “We are a grassroots group of artists shaken by the disaster in Japan and respectful of the honourable way the Japanese people are conducting their cleanup. We are posting art on Facebook for auction. The pro-


Charlie Hodge ceeds will go to the Red Cross efforts and the winning bid will get the art shipped to them. Please join us and upload a piece you would like to donate,� the Facebook page reads. Meanwhile, Summerhill Pyramid Winery will hold an Artist for Japan auction table at its location on Friday, March 25, starting at 4 p.m. *** If you’re looking to step out and step it up with some superb bluegrass tunes while supporting local history, then I have the time and location for you. The Benvoulin Heritage Church, at 2279 Benvoulin Rd., on Sunday, May 1, is where you want to be for a terrific after-

noon of fine music by the award winning Day Late and A Dollar Short. The historic Benvoulin Church will be rocking with this down-home music celebration by one of the best bluegrass groups in the country. Proceeds from the event will go to the Central Okanagan Historical Society to be used for restoration projects at the Benvoulin site. Formed in 2004, the Okanagan-based Day Late and Dollar Short is known for its up-tempo traditional musical style, excellent three and four-part harmonies, and smoking-hot acoustic instrumentals. Day Late was a clearcut winner of B.C. Bluegrass Association Band of the Year award in 2006 and has been playing to sold-out audiences from their inception. With more than 200 years of musical experience between them, the boys come from all across Western Canada, includ-

ing Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Kelowna-born Jack Kinakin is a fan favourite with his skills on the dobro. Day Late has helped raise thousands of dollars for local charitable causes and is one of the most respected bands in the valley for their community involvement. The music kicks into gear at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling the COHS office at 250861-7188. *** Congratulations are due to the final nominees in the 36th annual Kelowna Civic and Community Awards. Winners in each category will be revealed at the Gala Ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Among the finalists are: Gordie Abougoush, Jim Belshaw, and Thomas Budd for the Fred Macklin-Man of the Year Award; and Joyce Brinkerhoff, Hea-

ther Schneider, and Julie Wambeke for the Sarah Donalda Treadgold-Women of the Year award. Congratulations folks! Tickets for the awards evening are available to the public starting Monday at the Recreation & Cultural Services office in the Capri Centre Mall (next to Extra Foods) or by phoning 250 4698811. More information may also be found at *** And finally, Kelowna residents are being encouraged to submit nominations for the 2011 Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards. Presented annually to individuals and groups who have made outstanding or innovative contributions to the protection or management of the environment, the awards are now in their 11th year. Nominations are encouraged for individuals, businesses, schools and

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Winner selection is based on the highest level of environmental dedication, perseverance, accomplishment and achievement as judged by a committee of previous award winners. Nomination forms are available on the city’s website at The deadline for nominations is May 6.

UBCO creative writing students seeking life stories A group of eight UBC Okanagan creative writing students are working on a series of promotional and creative activities for Project Literacy Kelowna Society. The students are collaborating with computer science professor Patricia Lasserre’s students to create content for a new web site. In addition to a short history of Project Literacy Kelowna, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the project involves setting up a traveling road show to collect “literacy narratives.� “Literacy narratives are stories about what you remember about learning to read, or how you helped someone else learn to read, or what literacy means to you,� said Nancy Holmes, the creative writing professor whose students are taking on this challenge. “They are usually wonderful stories.� The students are collecting these stories at a variety of venues such as the downtown Kelowna library and specifically on March 25 at the Kelowna Community Theatre during the annual Word Ruckus event.


They are particularly interested in hearing stories from folks 19 years or older, and who have experience working or being tutored at Project Literacy, although there is no limit to who can contribute. “This is a great time to be raising awareness about Project Literacy Kelowna,� said creative writing student Lee Hannigan. “They have had their funding drastically cut by the provincial government’s community gaming grants, but a local donor, MacKay LLP Chartered Accountants, is matching all donations made before May 31, up to $10,000. We want to help out.� Project Literacy Kelowna Society, founded in 1986, was the first independent community-based literacy organization to be chartered in British Columbia. For more information about how your story can inspire many, the students welcome emails at literacynarrativesok@gmail. com. This project is supported by UBC’s Learning Exchange program. To learn more, contact Nancy Holmes at 250807-9369; email nancy.

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SPORTS KTFC morphs into leaner Okanagan Athletic Club Kelowna track athletes golden Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

After nearly 30 years in operation the Kelowna Track and Field Club will cease to exist this season, paving the way for a new and more streamlined track club for local athletes. The Kelowna Track and Field Club has merged into a new track club called the Okanagan Athletics Club. The friendly merger will allow the new track club to pay coaches and administrators and will breathe new life into a club that supports close to 100 athletes. One of the biggest reasons for the change-over was the constitution of the old club which stated that it was a 100 per cent volunteer run club, meaning there could be no paid coaches. That philosophy may have fit the times in 1983 when the Kelowna Track and Field Club opened its doors, but the executive of the club is looking to offer coaches at least some pay and moved to strike a new track club.

“Sports generally have become more and more professionalized with more options available to kids,� said Pat Sima-Ledding, the founder of the Okanagan Athletics Club and a long time coach and executive member for the old club. “We want to be competitive with other sports and offer top level programming as well as something to offer recreational athletes. Our new constitution will allow us to have some paid positions and through that have more quality coaching and bring the club into this century.� To start the Okanagan Athletics Club will pay a head coach and a manager as it kicks off its inaugural season with the outdoor track season coming up in early April. Sima-Ledding says they have been in touch with new and old members of the Kelowna club as the process to switch to a new club moved along. She says there was full support from the existing executive and the new club has already created a wave of energy.


ATHLETES like this Watson Road student can participate in track and field events with the Okanagan Athletics Club after the new club merged with the old Kelowna Track and Field Club. “With the new name and the new colours it brought a new energy,� said Sima-Ledding. “We’ve got a lot more parent volunteers stepping up. It’s really exciting. I just found the last few years the Kelowna club was deteriorating with the lack of volunteers and commitment. I think the club was resting on the shoul-

ders of about six people. They were giving everything but that’s not realistic to demand of volunteers. Now we’re on target to have higher membership numbers than we’ve had in the past seven or eight years.� The Okanagan Athletic Club will take over hosting of the annual Jack Brow Memorial Track

and Field Meet which brings athletes from as far away as Australia to Kelowna each summer. It offers programs from athletes starting at age nine. Registration is now open for the club. To contact the registrar email There is more information at

Last weekend a handful of Kelowna Track and Field Club athletes competed in their last ever competition as athletes for the Kelowna Track and Field Club as the old club closes its doors for a new association. Daniel Medland-Marchen and James Turner were in Richmond with KTFC coach Pam Medland for the Harry Jerome Invitational. MedlandMarchen was fifth in the open men’s 800m with a time of 2:06.06. Turner won gold in the shot put with a throw of 12.73m, and silver in the high jump (1.85m). Another group of KTFC athletes travelled to Edmonton, with KTFC coach Pat Sima-Ledding to compete at the Alberta Indoor Provincials. There, Keely Watts-Watling won gold in the 15 year old girls shot put with a new personal best throw of 9.29m. Katrina Ledding also threw a new personal best distance of 6.32m, in the Bantam girls shot put. Matt Droguett, participating in his first track and field meet ever, advanced from the preliminaries to the semi-finals in the 60m, and also ran a very strong 200m. Daniel McKinnon earned a personal best in the youth mens 400m. Ali Klassen ran a seasonal best time in the 60m hurdles. “I was very proud of the athletes, who competed very well. Each of them achieved a personal best in at least one of the events that they participated in,� said Sima-Ledding.

Speed skaters in Montreal Dunlop breaks Aquajet swim club record nett, a relative newcomer to the long track racing broke a personal best in the 1,500m. Meanwhile, Keara Maguire and Nick Goplen took part in Day 1 of the Canada Cup in Calgary. Maguire posted a 7th place finish in the 3,000m with a personal best time while Goplen posted a 500m time mere tenths off his personal best. This is Goplen’s return to ac-


Local speed skaters put up some solid early season results this week. Jesse Keca rounded out day one of four with a gold medal in the 1,500 metre race in the Under 16 category at the Canadian Short Track Championship in Montreal. Keca is coming off a silver medal win in the Canada Winter Games 3,000 metre relay. Her Team BC relay team has also qualified for Sunday’s final. Jordan Rosborough finished a respectable 4th over-all in the 1,500m. He was up against a tough field involving four Quebec skaters and one AB skater. Switching to long track, Dan MedlandMarchen, Cameron Bennett and Kerry Bennett competed in the Oval Finale All-round Championship this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Medland-Marchen broke personal best times in the 1,500m and 5,000m while Cameron Bennett broke his personal best time during a gutsy skate in the 5,000m. Kerry Ben-

tion in almost a year after recovering from surgery. Both skaters have more races ahead this weekend. Local action in short track speed skating will occur March 26-27 in Kelowna as the “Best in the West� 11-15 year olds compete in the Canada West Short Track Championship. Action begins Saturday and Sunday from 9-4 at the Capital News Centre.

It was another recordbreaking weekend for the Kelowna AquaJets Swim Club. Five former standards fell as the Jets hosted the Cherry Blossom meet at the H20 Fitness and Adventure Centre. Highlighting the weekend was a club rec-

ord broken by Katie Dunlop in the 100 IM in a time of 1:16.25, breaking the previous mark set by Kierra Smith back in 2006 by a full second. Also breaking records in the same event, teammate Christian Desjarlais shattered the boys 15-17 records by almost 2 seconds set back

in 1995 by Roland Bauhart and also set the record in the open category with a time of 1:02.07. On the final day of competition, Amber Crack (8) continued her season of record breaking swims, toppling the mark in both the 200 IM (3:53.91) and the 100 free by over 3 seconds

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UBCO squash club Heat soccer signs Smith Tyre makes opponents work skips to title ▼ COLLEGIATE SOCCER

The UBC Okanagan Heat Women’s soccer team has signed an Okanagan soccer product for next season. The Heat announced the signing of Vernon Senior Secondary product Michelle Smith for the 2011 season. Smith, a 5’4’’ midfielder, will be graduating from Vernon Senior Secondary this spring and will be bringing a wealth of soccer experience to the Heat. A local Vernon rep player for five seasons, Smith captained the Okanagan Whitecaps’ U16 Super Y league team in 2009. The following year she made the jump to the Okanagan Whitecaps’ Premiere Women’s PCSL squad. A product of the Whitecaps Vernon Soccer Academy, Smith is described as a technically and tactically savvy player. Having been scouted by several other programs at the 2010 Whitecaps College Showcase, Smith chose UBCO and is excited to be able to stay close



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commited to the UBCO women’s soccer program for the coming season. to home. “Having played with a few of the UBCO players and for Claire, I know that the team will be super competitive and dedicated, but also fun,” she said. “UBCO did so well this past year and came close to winning Provincials; I want to help in winning it all next season.” Women’s soccer head coach Claire Paterson

is excited to work with Smith as well. “It is fantastic that Michelle has decided to join our women’s soccer program,” Paterson said. “I have had the pleasure of working with her and seeing her develop over the past three years. She is a true competitor, a great athlete and a wonderful addition to our program.”

The 2011 BC University Squash Championships were held at the university of Victoria in February and the UBCO Student Squash Club sent a healthy body of players to compete for provincial bragging rights. Nine players competed in draws ranging from novice to open-level play. Brody Vejprava, one of the Okanagan’s and UBCO’s top players, played the seventh ranked men’s open player in the open final match. The best of five match ended in favour of the local top-seeded Morgan Latremouille but Vejprava made his opponent earn every point in the loss with scores of 1512, 11-15, 14-15 and 1015. Vejprava is captain for one of the top teams in the elite BC Honda Okanagan Squash (interclub) League. In the Women’s division UBCO picked up the consolation final and in men’s C division, UBCO

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which picked up the consolation final at the university squash championships in February. placed second, losing only in the final. The high calibre play was exciting to watch but the high calibre fun was the theme for the weekend, and everyone got their fair share. The tournament was facilitated by Squash B.C. whose aim in part is to promote squash development for novices and juniors including a post-secondary squash program. Greg Bunyan, VP of player development praised the efforts of the UVic organising group to host a great tournament. “The UVic group did such a terrific job to make it inclusive, fun and competitive for nov-

ice players,” said Bunyan. “Squash B.C. is focused on promoting a lifelong love of the sport from a grassroots level that will serve our players as competitors and as recreational players. Getting students interested in the sport and playing regularly is a big part of that focus.” The UBCO Student Squash Club plays out of the Global Fitness courts in Kelowna. New players are welcome to the Thursday night UBCO Student Squash night at Global where fun games, coaching, tips and general good times can be had. Contact for more information.

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With Frank Morrisette unavailable to skip his team, Jock Tyre stepped in to call the shots in leading Coors Light to the 2011 Moslon Men’s Open Superleague Curling title. Second Kurt Roberts moved to third, Justin Nillson filled at second, while Paul Armstrong played lead in a 7-5 win over Lance McGinn (Meyers Norris Penny) in the final game on Wednesday night at the Kelowna Club. McGinn appeared to be in control after scoring three in the seventh end when the Coors Light skip missed an open hit, and McGinn had a 5-3 lead. Tyre then bounced back with a draw for two to tie it up and force an extra end. In the ninth, the Meyers Norris Penny missed two runbacks against two Coors Light rocks on the button. McGinn was then unsuccessful with an in-off, hit-and-roll attempt on his last rock to give Coors a steal of two and the Molson Superleague title.

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Swim champs here April Kelowna will be host to more than 300 Masters swimmers from around British Columbia and Canada this April during the Team Aquatic Sup-

plies B.C. Masters Swimming Championships. The Okanagan Masters Swim Club (OMSC) is organizing and hosting the event for the second



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time in five years. “With a membership of 115, we are one of the largest Masters swimming clubs in B.C.,� said Tony Hoft, OMSC president. “We’re privileged to have the H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre as our home pool. Our beautiful Okanagan together with one of the most advanced aquatic facilities in Canada, provide an unmatched opportunity to attract swimmers from around the province. We are privileged also to have an enthusiastic and hard working team of experienced volunteers who have put in several hundred hours of their time to make the 2011 Provincials an enjoyable and memorable experience for swimmers, guests and officials.� OMSC encourages Masters swimmers throughout B.C. and beyond to submit their entry forms well ahead of the April 5 deadline. Meet manager Laura Garrett says they are looking for more volunteers to step forward to offer timekeeping and other services for


MEMBERS of the Okanagan Masters Swim Club are hosting the B.C. Masters Swim Championships in Kelowna this April one or more days over the weekend. More information is available on Around 1,600 Masters swimmers are registered in British Columbia. Masters swimming provides excellent opportunities for improved health and quality of life through regular low-impact exercise, improved cardio-vascular function and the general well-being that comes from exercise, heaps of camaraderie and even a little competition. If you’re over the age of 18, you’re old enough to join, and if you’re beyond 90 you can still con-

tinue to be an important and active member of Masters swimming. For more information on Masters Swimming visit the OMSC website at http://www.okmasters. com. OMSC also hosts the FINA Open Water Swim in Okanagan Lake during late August, as part of the Kelowna Apple Triathlon. The OMSC website has more information: events/open-water-kelowna-apple-2011

With spring break giving Kelowna students some free time over the next week, one of Kelowna’s newest sports arenas is giving kids and parents an option for free exercise. The new Sunplex Sports Club will be running free youth ball hockey drop in from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Charitable Donations of dry goods are welcome for the Kelowna Food Bank as admission. “The kids need something to do during spring break,� said Brian Staples of the Sunplex Sports and Entertainment Arena. “The sport of ball hockey is fantastic no matter how old you are or what skill level you have. It’s a game we play just for fun. We’ve

taken this great sport and given it a customized place to play. With a great rink, locker rooms, sports bar and grill, two upper level viewing areas, music, goal horns and more.� To participate in the drop-ins, a helmet, gloves and stick are required, and parents must sign a waiver. For more information you can call 250-860-0886, go online to www.sunplex. ca or drop by the club and say hi to the friendly staff at Sunplex. Sunplex is Okanagan’s newest multi sport & entertainment arena located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, behind the old train station on Ellis St. In operation for just nine months Sunplex now has 28 adult ball hockey teams and aims to triple that number.


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“The team swam very strong all weekend,� said Jets head coach Peter Wilkins. “It was a great way to wrap up the short course season on such a positive note, I can’t wait to see what this club is capable of doing over the long course season this summer.� Emily Epp also had a breakthrough meet, qualifying her for regional level competitions, along with teammates who made it this past Wednesday at the Woon Manning Memorial Jamboree: Kyle Butterworth, Courtney Chisholm, Skye Kinnear, Nicholas Lam, Megan Martin, Kama Ringer and Tudor Stanciu.

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Skype makes diagnosing, injuries much easier


The Grade 7 girls basketball team at Dr. Knox wrapped up a fantastic season at the 12-team Championship Jamboree this past weekend. After winning their first two games, Knox Black met Knox Red in a semi-final showdown and after a hard fought battle Knox Black emerged victorious. Knox Red went on to win their final game against KLO and claim third place. In the championship game, Knox Black went up against the #1 ranked St. Joe’s team and Knox was able to pull it all together and win the game and the championship. Knox Black team players are: (front row) Breanna Statham, Caleigh Brown, Jessica Arbez , Lauren Gateley, (middle row) Brooke Daniels, Lindsay Nicholas, Kristy Baillie, Abby Thompson, (back row) Kaila Neville and coach Doug Nicholas.

But nothing can replace seeing your physio in person for treatment.


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h the benefits of Skype…my long distance friends can now show me their injuries when we talk, versus solely trying to describe exactly where on their body they have pain. This has made it a hundred times easier for me to figure out what they are describing, and to provide them with a more accurate understanding of their injury. And that’s what happened the other night when a friend suddenly stuck her foot into the camera view and said “what does it mean when it hurts here?” She was pointing to the inside of her ankle. When I looked at my friend’s foot, the inside of her ankle, just behind the anklebone and into her arch, was swollen and she reported it was tender to touch. She admitted that this had been going on for a while and first noticed the pain after a rather long run, which included trails with a lot of up and down. My friend’s area of swelling is typical for tibialis posterior tendinitis. The tendon becomes inflamed when an activity places too much stress on it. Activities such as running, walking, jumping, repetitive pivoting with the feet and prolonged standing can stress the tibialis posterior tendon. The tendon can be further stressed with improper footwear; lack of arch support; muscle imbalances in the lower leg (tightness and weakness); faulty foot, ankle, or knee mechanics (overpronation, ‘duck feet’ position, and knocked knee) or from trauma (ankle sprain or fracture). The tibialis posterior is a deep calf muscle of the lower leg. It is located beneath the two commonly known calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus. The tendon por-


Robina Palmer tion of the muscle travels down and around the inside of the anklebone (the prominent knob). From there, it wraps around the underside of the foot and attaches to the bones in the bottom of the foot. The wrapping of the tendon to the underside of the foot helps support the arch on the inside of the foot. The muscle’s other functions are to push the foot and toes down (as seen with walking and calf raises), and to pull the foot inwards. Treating tibialis posterior tendinitis starts with recognizing the irritating activity and all the contributing factors. Ice to control the inflammation is step one. Step two is taking a break from the activities that cause pain or increase discomfort along the tendon. Step three is to find out what other contributing factors you may have that further fuel the irritation. This third step usually requires an assessment (in person, not over Skype) to determine all possible contributing factors. Your physiotherapist will be able to determine if it was a pure overuse injury or if you are predisposed to injury through faulty mechanics, muscle imbalances, or improper footwear. Your physiotherapist will also prescribe specific stretches and strengthening exercises to further assist and speed up your recovery. For this condition, I’ll recommend for you what I recommended for my friend on Skype: See a physiotherapist where you live—in person. Robina Palmer is a registered physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. 250-861-8056 rpalmer@

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Utility company scam targeted at local residents

years, Lakeshore Place has sponsored a team at the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, but the seniors’ residence was recently reminded that prostate cancer is actually the number one diagnosed cancer among men nationwide. So Lakeshore Place declared February as prostate cancer awareness month and raised $681.50 towards the cause. Resident Merv Genoe (right) presented the donation to Bren Witt, director of the Okanagan Prostate Research Centre Socie ty, at a luncheon earlier this month.


n March 15, a SENIORS’ senior resident of CONCERNS Kelowna was targeted by two fraudsters who pretended to be utility company employees. The woman, who was at her residence in the 600 Sharen block of Lexington Drive Marteny in the Mission, was told that her gas meter needed to be replaced and that the cost was $400 cash in advance. The feisty lady became immediately suspicious and closed the door on them, saying she would call the gas company that the scammers claimed to be representing. This was the right thing to do. When the gas company rep was told what had happened, he assured the woman that the two were not company employees, and that the company would never conduct business in that manner. The representative then called police to report the incident. Police are investigating the incident, but they ask anyone who has experienced a similar incident, whether money was lost or not, to call the RCMP with any information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects. In this particular case, the lucky senior did not lose her money, but sadly those who tried to dupe her will likely not stop in their attempts to part others from their hard earned money. The targeting of seniors and the elderly by morally bereft individuals is reprehensible. In extreme circumstances, some victims are left virtually penniless and find it nearly impossible to cope with the loss. It is important for seniors to know that everyone who writes, calls, or comes to the door with a goal of getting money from them under uncomfortable circumstances should be considered suspicious. Time must be taken and questions asked before deciding whether a solicitation is genuine or fraudulent. A simple acronym, SCAM, may help: S—Safe. If you give in to one of these frauds, would you be worse off for having done it? C—Credible. Does the person, who is trying to convince you, have any credibility that can be verified? A—Aggressive. Is the scammer using an aggressive tactic, or language, that requires an immediate or imperative response? M—Motive. Is their motive to deprive you of money or assets (banking information), with a promise of reward? The important thing to remember is this; you can always hang up the phone, tear up the letter or close the door in order to protect your money. For further information, contact Kelowna RCMP Cost. Steve Holmes at 250-470-6361. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257

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Upcoming events at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 during the month of March: branch 26 AGM Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m.; Roast Beef Dinner and Dance Friday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., music by Total Gin; Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information please call 250-7624117.

The cause of a fire that displaced 26 residents from Okanagan Manor on Wednesday afternoon has been confirmed as electrical in nature. That determination was announced Friday, after fire investigators and the B.C. Safety Authority probed the cause of the blaze at the Jones Street seniors complex. On Wednesday afternoon, a resident noticed smoke in the hallway before 911 was called and residents were evacuated. The alarm reportedly didn’t go off. Arriving firefighters noticed smoke on the roof and traced the fire to the building’s electri-

cal room. The 26 residents were provided emergency food and accommodation for 72 hours by Emergency Social Services. “The Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program continues to work with the building owners, volunteers from ESS and other community organizations to ensure that all residents who were displaced by the fire have accommodations until they can return to their homes,” said Kelowna assistant fire chief Lou Wilde. It is possible the residents will be back in their homes sometime this week, he added.

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association presents guest speaker Dr. Phyliss Silverman, a medical researcher, author and teacher, who will talk about the grieving process on April 7, 7 p.m., at Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets $30/person. Call 250763-5511. Join the Respite & Recreation Club program which is designed to

Community Calendar IN THE LOOP meet the h needs d off people l with Alzheimer Disease and Dementia. Meet every Wednesday morning at Fernbrae Manor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dancing (ballroom/ Latin) every Sunday evening at Water Street Seniors Centre, 7:30 p.m., dress code is dressy casual, cost $5. The Barbership Harmony group meets every Monday, 7 p.m., at Water Street Seniors Centre. Guests welcome. See / h di l or call 250-868-3796. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivers and people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on Tuesday at the Kelowna Resource Centre, 865 Bernard. Call Jennifer at 250-860-0305. To have your item included in the Capital News city calendar, email it to or fax 250-7638469.

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Budding artistry on display at gala Chute Lake Elementary hosted the school’s inaugural Arts Gala— A Walk through the Okanagan—on March 11. Janice Keirstead Hennig, a local painter, has been working at Chute Lake Elementary as the resident artist for the past few weeks and supported all 475 students to create water colour paintings with an Okanagan theme. There were Ogopogos, stellar jays, cherries, snow ghosts, ponderosa pines and many more on dis-

play as friends and family browsed an entire gallery of student artwork. More than 500 people enjoyed dance and music performances by Chute Lake and Okanagan-Mission Secondary students. The successful event also raised money for the on-going arts curriculum at Chute Lake Elementary, which is situated in the Kettle Valley community with an enrolment of about 475 students. Keirstead Hennig’s joie de vivre is apparent in all of her artwork and

in her teaching. She paints with bold colours in a style of expressionistic realism. She is best known for her water colours and acrylics of nature, wildlife, pet portraits and Okanagan scenes. The daughter of famous Canadian artist James Lorimer Keirstead, Janice has been a self-employed artist for 25 years and has 10 years of experience teaching in schools, professional development workshops for teachers and art lessons from her home studio.

ART WORK submissions from Chute Lake Elementary students Dakoda Gervais (left) and Hanna Kreway.


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Journal publishes study by UBCO human kinetics student Chris Willie, a human kinetics PhD student at UBC Okanagan, is the principal author of a new study soon to appear in one of the world’s top clinical journals, Hypertension. The study will be available online March 21. Titled Neuromechanical, the study features the cardiac baroreflex following exercise, and provides new insights into the mechanisms that control blood pressure before and following exercise in healthy people.

“The purpose of my study was to understand why, after exercise, blood pressure is decreased— it’s a relatively unexplored area,� said Willie. His research focuses on better understanding the integrated mechanisms regulating human cerebral blood flow in health and disease. “In the most basic definition, my research examines the relationship between blood pressure control and blood flow in the brain.� Using state-of-the-art

ultrasound technology to assess the characteristics of the carotid artery before and after exercise, Willie, along with colleagues from Harvard Medical School in Boston and Otago Medical School in New Zealand, analyzed 10 healthy individuals over three months. “We were able to identify neural mechanisms that show the human brain actively decreases blood pressure regulation after exercise,� said Willie. “What this does is provide evidence that exercise

can be used as an effective tool to help decrease high blood pressure. “It also allows clinicians and scientists who study pharmaceutical treatment of blood pressure to better understand how this physiology, as well as exercise can be utilized to enhance treatment.� Willie added that a significant number of Canadians die from, or live with, diseases that are directly or indirectly caused by improper blood pressure regulation, rang-

ing from heart failure to stroke. “It is essential to better understand these processes so improved prevention options and treatments can be developed,� said Willie. “Hypertension is the number one clinical blood pressure journal in the world� said Phil Ainslie, associate professor of human kinetics at UBCO and Willie’s PhD supervisor. “To publish in it is a really impressive feat in anyone’s career.�


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Sadie is a great dog! It breaks the staff hearts to see older dogs spending their days in the shelter. She loves to snuggle and simply needs a long term retirement home. She would be an excellent companion for someone who has lots of affection to give, loves to take daily walks and can offer Sadie the positive reinforcement she needs. She can still be a bit excitable and gets anxious when left alone. She needs owners who are experienced and still active.

Nichi is a strong energetic boy looking for his permanent home. He has been shuffled around by many people who didn’t want the responsibility of owning a large exuberant dog. He always has a big smile on his face and is happy to see you. Nichi is quite hyper, loves to be with people and needs lots of exercise. He is friendly, active, playful and affectionate. With continued obedience & leash training he will be a rambunctious addition to your home.



This handsome gentleman has a beautiful blue grey coat. He still feels lost, but improves with every day. He is shy, but good hearted and just wants a place to call home. Odie keeps his fur very clean, he is dewormed & vaccinated. If you would like to get acquainted, come down for a visit. Owner surrendered

Mexx has been well cared for. He is affectionate who loves his chin scratched and lots of petting. So far he is doing well with other cats and is relaxing nicely. Mexx’s previous owner said he is often playful, gets along with children and has lots of character. If you would like to meet him, please come down to the SPCA and ask for an introduction.

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Ginger is a quiet guy who loves to survey his surroundings. He was a little unsure of things upon arrival, but is coming along quite well. He loves his head scratched and will bestow the occasional kiss. If you think Ginger would fit well in your home, please come and spend some time getting to know him.

Poor Deniro was covered in matts so he is now shaved. He is the sweetest boy who LOVES attention. Deniro would flourish in a home where he can be fussed over as he is a very affectionate boy. If you would like to meet our ‘baby smooth’ boy, come down to the shelter and ask for an introduction. Came in as a stray

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Jasper is a sweet dog looking for his ‘forever home’. He is big & strong, loves to be where you are, enjoys being brushed and is always up for a walk. Being friendly, active & protective, Jasper would love to live in a quiet home with a fenced yard and an older family. His new owners must be gentle & confident, with time for exercise. Please come down and meet this affectionate fellow today!


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IN THE 1880S miners used whatever they could to create shelter in the desert town of Calico, CA, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Explore beautiful stretch of desert between LA and Vegas Judith Evans CONTRIBUTOR

Every Friday, Los Angelenos make a mass exodus to Las Vegas, traveling through the desert on an easy 275-mile drive up Interstate 15. Come Sunday, the caravan reverses, and they head home from a weekend at the casinos. If you’re visiting Las Vegas, why not follow their lead and include a road trip to Los Angeles in your vacation? Better yet, spend a day or more on the drive and explore the landscape in between. Although much of the California desert is sparsely populated, it’s loaded with otherworldly vistas and points of interest. You can see mountains splashed with a rainbow of reds, pinks, oranges, purples and greens. Spiky Joshua trees

stand in splendor. If you’re lucky and visit in spring after a wet winter—such as this one—the desert floor might be covered with a blanket of wildflowers. At Calico, Calif., an abandoned silver-mining town is now a county park, and in Barstow, Calif., a once-derelict railroad depot has found new life. I recently flew into Las Vegas and home from Los Angeles, taking the long way during the drive between the two cities. Our first stops were in the Mojave National Preserve, which covers 1.6 million acres. We were there for several hours yet saw only a small portion of the park. We left Interstate 15 at Cima Road, two bumpy lanes that wind through the desert. We stopped to explore rock formations, then head-

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ed to the Kelso Depot Visitor Center, which was built in 1924 as a railroad stop. It contains a small museum, a restaurant and an information counter loaded with brochures. A ranger was on duty to answer questions. In the distance we could see the Kelso sand dunes, which are almost 700 feet high and cover 45 square miles. Hikers can walk a 3-mile trail, and visitors are invited to run down the dunes, creating what the National Park Service describes as a “singing” or “booming” sound. From Kelso, we headed north on Kelbaker Road to the town of Baker, passing the strange sight of red-and-black cinder cones and dark lava beds. In addition to the paved roads, the preserve is crisscrossed with trails for off-road vehicles. Horses are welcome but not available for rental.

(As the Park Service says, it’s BYOH.) Tours are conducted through the Mitchell Caverns. Two campgrounds are on the preserve, and roadside camping is permitted in some areas. The landscape is ancient, although the lava flows date to as little as 10,000 years ago. For a look at the much more recent past, we headed to Calico Ghost Town, which is about 15 miles northeast of Barstow. Calico was a silver-mining town in the 1880s, complete with shacks, saloons, hardship and revelry. Its mines produced $86 million in silver and $45 million in borax, but when the price of silver fell, the town was abandoned. By 1904 it was empty. In 1951, Walter Knott (of Knott’s Berry Farm

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Historic houses saved for cultural insight Desert from A23 fame) restored the town and turned it into a tourist attraction. He donated it to San Bernardino County in 1966. About a third of Calico is original, and the rest is reconstructed. Visvitors can tour a mine, take a train ride and explore a variety of shops, restaurants and historical displays. A look at the mountains surrounding the town makes the source of its name obvious: The

blotches of colorful rock resemble the multicolored calico cloth so popular when the West was young. Admission to Calico Ghost Town is $6, and a campground is nearby. Our next stop was history of an even more recent vintage. The Barstow Harvey House, “Casa Del Desierto” (House of the Desert) was built in 1911 on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail line. It was a luxurious stop deep in the desert, offering ho-

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tel rooms and food. The Harvey House closed in 1971, long past its heyday. By the late 1980s, the building was badly deteriorated, coated with bird droppings inside and out. Looters and vandals had hauled away everything of value, but the beauty of the Spanish-Moorish structure still shone through. After years of debate about the building’s future, its owner announced plans to tear it down. That spurred preservation efforts to pull together grants and other funding. The Harvey House was reopened in 1999. Today it is an Amtrak station and houses the local Chamber of Commerce, the Mother Road Route 66 Museum and the Western America Railroad Museum. The traveler who wants to continue a trip through time might conclude with a tour of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex for a look at the massive antennas that allow NASA to stay in touch with spacecraft venturing billions of miles away. Goldstone is located on Fort Irwin, the Army’s National Training Center, about 35 miles from Barstow. Reservations to visit must be made in advance.


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Two-wheeling to great views, better pie Christopher Wienandt CONTRIBUTED

A HOUSE made of bottles is among the attractions in the desert town of Calico, California. able in the towns of Baker and Barstow. Mojave National Preserve—; 1-760-252-6100 Calico Ghost Town—; 1-800862-2542 Casa del Desierto (Barstow Harvey House)—681 North First Avenue. Houses the Route 66 Mother Road Museum,, and

the Western America Railroad Museum, Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex—deepspace.jpl.nasa. gov/dsn/features/goldstonetours.html More information— Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, Judith Evans is a Capital News contributor.


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Ruidoso, N.M.— Somewhere along the road it’ll hit you: Man, this country is big. Our aim: Camp on a mountainside in the Lincoln National Forest, smell the evergreens, see the stars. Once in Ruidoso, we dropped in at the U.S. Park Service ranger station, which steered us up the mountain that leads to the Ski Apache area. The road begins with gentle twists, then tightens into hairpins flanked by spectacular scenery. We camped at 8,100 feet above sea level and a world away. In the isolation of the forest, you can’t believe you’re only a few miles from Ruidoso’s strips of schlock shops. Smokey Bear District ranger station, U.S. Forest Service, 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso; 575-2574095. Christopher Wienandt is a Capital News contributor.

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PLAYGROUND HELPER…Chute Lake Elementary School has

received a donation of $10,000 toward the school’s Pay for the Playground Campaign from the Village of Kettle Valley. On hand for the donation presentation were (from right) Bruce McKay (principal of Chute Lake Elementary), Carlos Bermudez (president and general manager of the Village of Kettle Valley) and Terry Jacklin (vice-president of Chute Lake Elementary Parents Advisory Council). When Chute Lake Elementary School first opened its doors in September 2009 the parents advisory council had planned for and purchased a playground for the students, with a priority that the playground would be accessible to all students. The safety base in the play area is made from engineered wood fibre, which compacts to form a wheelchair and stroller accessible surface. Parts of the play structure are wheelchair accessible and has two stainless steel slides so that even students with cochlear hearing implants can use them (the static from plastic slides interferes with the proper working of the implants.) The overall cost of this playground was $64,000. Since the school opened, the PAC has been committed to fund raising activities and seeking corporate and community donations to pay off this debt, which is due for payment to the Cenral Okanagan School District on or before June 2012. With this $10,000 donation from Kettle Valley, the campaign is halfway towards achieving its fundraising goal.


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europlasticity— this big word is also becoming more of a buzzword as the trend in health care turns away from traditional paradigms to new research on brain function. The media continue to discover that this big word is indeed a topic of enormous practical importance. Understanding the brain’s innate adaptive process and its relationship to optimal health represents a revolutionary approach in healing. Recently, neuroplasticity was also a featured topic in Time Magazine. Through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, we can now see with hard evidence that the physical structure and function of a brain “in pain” is much different from a normal and healthy brain. This technology allows us to see changes in the brain in real time. As reported in the article, Dr. Sean Mackey, a professor of anesthesia and pain management at Stanford University, says his studies suggest that through our conscious awareness, we can learn how to act back on the brain and change the brain circuits that are responsible for pain. Along with chronic pain, impaired brain wiring is also at the very root of illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia and anxiety. Yet the process itself of correcting impaired brain circuitry in the brain is not a quick and easy one. In


Annie Hopper order to rewire brain function it takes personal discipline and focused dedication. However, the resulting recovery from many chronic and often misun-

derstood illnesses through self directed neuroplasticity ismiraculous by any medical standard. The time that it takes to experience a difference in physical symptoms from rewiring brain function varies from person to person. For some, it may only take a few days to notice profound changes in symptoms, while for others this shift may takes weeks or months. Take Sharon for example, a 70-year-old

woman who attended a program that I held last month in Florida. Sharon had suffered from multiple chemical sensitivities along with an array of associated symptoms that affected her gastro-intestinal function, nervous system and immune system for 20 years. Prior to taking the dynamic neural retraining system, Sharon had to wear a mask to go into any public environment and was very isolated in

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The Dynamic Neural Retraining System will be the subject of a threeday seminar in Kelowna on April 29. To register, email Annie Hopper is a core belief counsellor and brain retraining specialist.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen taste Kelowna! From pizza to sushi, Chinese to Indian, fine dining to take-out, there’ll be lots of variety in the food samples to be offered at next Sunday’s 22nd annual Taste of Kelowna event. Not only that, but there will be live entertainment, draws and a variety of beverages available as well. The Taste of Kelowna is organized by the Restaurant and Foodservices Association and is a great opportunity for you to try restaurants you’d considered going to, without having to go and spend the money on a full meal first. Instead, more than 20 restaurants and 10 beverage companies will offer you specially-prepared sample dishes or drinks for the price of one to three $1 tickets. Participants decorate their booths and you have an opportunity to speak to the chef or winemaker or staff about what goes into their products and why you should try them. Favourite ones have lineups before the day is done, but generally, people have a lot of fun enjoying the entertainment while they wait, if they do decide to get in line. Net proceeds go to the YM-YWCA, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and KidsCare, so while enjoying yourselves with your family, you can also contribute to a worthy cause. The event is Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelowna Curling Club. Admission is $5 a person or $10 for a family of five. There’s face painting for the youngsters as well as balloon animals and other entertainment. One of those participating this year will be the Delta Grand Okanagan, and executive-chef Stuart Klassen shared one of his samples for this year’s event, just to get your taste buds tingling. Incidentally, if you enjoy this column, reserve a copy of my upcoming book, called Jude's Kitchen, to be published this spring by the Okanagan Institute. Go to:


Chef Stuart Klassen's Barbecued Pork/Carnitas Tacos Down south barbecued pork meets Mexican tacos, with an Okanagan twist, in this creation of Delta Grand Okanagan executive chef Stuart Klassen. If you're not up to making this yourself, just go to the Taste of Kelowna next weekend, and he'll serve it to you, already made up!


1/2 lb. (200 g) coarse salt 1 gal. (4 l) water 3 bay leaves 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 c. (250 ml) maple syrup 1 c. (250 ml) Canadian whiskey 5 lb. (2.2 kg) pork shoulder


2.6 oz. (75 g) paprika 4 garlic cloves 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 tbsp. (15 ml) black pepper 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil 1/2 c. (125 ml) brown sugar


2 onions 4 garlic cloves 1 1/2 c. (375 ml) brown sugar 1 c. (250 ml) maple syrup 1 c. (250 ml) Canadian whiskey 2 fresh jalapeno peppers 2 fresh red chilies 3 limes, juice and zest 2 c. (500 ml) tomato paste 8.4 c. (2 l) diced, canned tomato 1 bunch of cilantro


1 c. (250 ml) mashed pinto beans 1/2 c. (125 ml) sour cream


4 tart Okanagan apples 4 carrots 2 red onions 2 fresh red chilies 1 bunch of cilantro


3 limes, juice and zest

2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) honey salt & pepper, to taste 6-inch corn tortillas Begin by brining the pork. Add coarse salt to cold water, with bay leaves, one bunch fresh thyme, maple syrup and whiskey and mix well until the salt is dissolved. Trim excess fat off pork and cut into one to two pound pieces. Add to the brine (make sure brine covers pork) and let sit in the refrigerator for two days. Dry the pork and combine paprika, four minced garlic cloves, thyme leaves, black pepper, olive oil and brown sugar; then rub on the pork and refrigerate for a day. Remove and sear in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil, until browned on all sides. Place in a smoker and cold smoke for four to six hours. To make the barbecue sauce, add a drizzle of olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Saute diced white onions until caramelized. Then add the minced garlic, brown sugar,

maple syrup, whiskey, minced peppers and chilies, lime zest and juice, tomato paste, tomatoes and chopped cilantro and cook for about 20 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 300 F. Braise the seared pork in a pan, covered with the barbecue sauce. It should cover the top of the pork. Add tomato juice if it doesn’t. Roast until the meat is tender and falling apart, about four hours. Remove the barbecue sauce and reduce it to a thick sauce in another pot. Cool. Shred pork and mix the sauce with it and serve warm. To make the apple lime slaw, julienne a tart variety of apple, peeled carrots, red onions and red chilies, along with chopped cilantro. Zest and juice three limes, combine with olive oil and honey and mix together well, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Prepare the tortillas by frying them in a deep fryer, pushing each down with a metal ladle to form cups. Remove and cool. Assemble by putting a dollop of bean puree mixed with sour cream into the bottom; then top with pulled pork and apple slaw. Serves 12 to 15 or so.

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TAURUS You are very lucky on a material level. You have the impression of always being right to trust yourself. Continue in this way and you will be a winner.

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LEO You are capable of triumphing in several situations. You are very resourceful. People have confidence in you, because you are worthy of it. This is great for you.

SCORPIO You no longer know how to act, as Planet Saturn forces you into some things on a professional level. As far as your feelings are concerned, feel hopeful in everything you experience.

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December 1, 1931 - March 10, 2011 Walter Krohman, loved and admired father and grandfather, passed suddenly on March 10, 2011. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Elaine, a loss from which he never recovered. He is survived by sons, Ken and Darcy (Donna), recipients of his unconditional love and support. Each of his grandchildren-Nicola, Corey, Grady, Gavin, Rebecca, and Justin - knew his keen interest in their young lives and his unreserved pride in their accomplishments. Walter is also survived by sister Marianne (Albers) and brother Richard (Ann), with whom he spent many joyous hours sharing memories, and by numerous nephews and nieces who touched his and Elaine’s lives. Walter valued and embraced every opportunity to have immediate and extended family and long-time friends gather and share their lives. He will be missed. A service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall located at 1039 KLO Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Society -150A 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4N7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

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Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the age of 75. Survived by her loving husband Ken of 46 years, daughter Kim Ito (Peter Dyck) of Kelowna, sons Ron Ito of Salmon Arm, David Ito of Kelowna, grandchildren Stephen, Maraya, Cameron, brothers Chic (Mari) Mori of Kelowna, Min (Mid) Mori of Kelowna, Sat (Yem) Mori of Kelowna, sister Em Nishi of Kelowna and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by brothers Ted Mori and Shorty Mori. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

LANDON, EDITH ELIZABETH (NEE TATE) Passed away in her sleep at home March 16, 2011 at the young age of 94. Born in Calgary January 21, 1917, she lived in various places in Alberta. In 1936 she married Lyle Landon, settled in Brooks, and had a family. In 1957 they moved to Fort St. John, BC, where Lyle and Edith eventually opened ‘Fort Music Studio’. 1975 was retirement year where they settled in beautiful Kelowna, had a huge garden and several fruit trees. She sure did a lot of canning and freezing. Edith loved to play cards, whether it be night or day. To the end she played BRIDGE and canasta three times a week. She loved to dance even more and did so until her mid eighties. Being one of the founding Royal Purple Ladies in Brooks 63 years ago, she was an active member in Fort St. John and Kelowna. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Shirley Larmand, Marilyn Shaman, Donna Moen (Rod), Colleen Landon, eight grandchildren: Tracy, Cherie, Tawnya, Shelley, Brandi, Jason, Chantelle, Ryan, eighteen great grandchildren and sisiter-in-law Marjory Stewart. She was predeceased by daughter Donnell, husband Lyle, brothers Johnny and Bryan Tate, sister Lucy Pfluhaupt, and son-in-law Denis Larmand. Goodbye Mom, we miss your SMILE and laughter already. Memorial service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9M9 or to the Arthritis Society for ‘Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Research.’ 1645 West 7th Ave, suite 200, Vancouver BC, V6J 1S4. Interment will take place in the spring in Brooks, AB. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

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May 26, 1931 - March 8, 2011 On Tuesday March 8th, Hans slipped away to his Heavenly home, with his loving wife Phyllis holding his hand and a small circle of family and close friends surrounding his bed singing hymns as angels ushered him from this world. He had for two months valiantly struggled to overcome respiratory distress, which developed following cardiac surgery in December. Hans emigrated from Denmark in mid 1950 and worked in Kamloops and Port Alberni prior to moving to Kelowna. In 1966, he and a partner formed Active Machine Works Ltd., which operated on Cawston Ave until June 1981. In 1969, he reaffirmed his committment to Christ and he and Phyllis (Vasselin) were married in 1971. They had no children; thus, were able to begin enjoying retirement just ten years later. They routinely drove their motorhome to California where they spent winters and made a number of trips to visit relatives in Florida. There were also annual trips to Alberta to visit family there. Hans initiated the formation of the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and worked with that organization here in Kelowna as well as joining blitz builds in Edmonton, Washington State, Indiana and Newfoundland. Andersen family survivors include son (Ole) of Penticton, brother (Dres) and nieces Mette and Jenny, and other kin in Denmark and Australia. Vasselin family survivors include two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews in BC, Alberta, Sask., Ontario and Florida. Missed by his little dog Lacey. Thanks to the doctors and nursing staff in ICU who cared for him so tenderly and professionally. Cremation with funeral to be held at a later date at Bethel Church in Three Hills, Alberta with burial in Vasselin family plot. As a memorial to Hans, you are invited to make a donation to Kelowna Habitat for Humanity 76-3535 Casorso Rd, Kelowna BC 250-868-4919

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

A BUSY CEO of a well established small business has an immediate need for a Personal Assistant/Executive Assistant. If you think you are qualified for this job, send your applications to:

TJ’S The Kiddies Store, BC’S largest baby & childrens furniture store in Kelowna is accepting resumes for a PT position. Retail & computer exp an asset, apply in person at unit #4-360 Spedding Crt.,250860-2229

Mind Body Spirit

ATTENTION SENIORS No nonsense cleaning, 2 ladies for the price of 1! Done in 1/2 the time. Health care background. 250-878-2851


Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Anne Hamilton Estate Administrator at 250-979-7190 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 -1674 Bertram Street, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9G4

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. Electricians and Apprentices needed Summit Electric Ltd. with offices in Kamloops and Quesnel is looking for certified electricians and 3rd and 4th year apprentices for full time work. Applicants must have the ability to travel to job sites across Western Canada. Company pays for travel, LOA and any flights. CORE COMPETENCIES • Industrial and commercial experience an asset • Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to severe time constraints as needed • Able to work with little or no supervision • Must be able to pass mandatory drug testings Reply To: or by fax to: (250)992-7855 F/T waitress for restaurant in Winfield. Call Don 250-4702401 FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

HOME cleaning in/out, gardening, mowing by the hour or job. Only hard working lady need apply. 250-979-0250 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE. Several positions to fill from supervisor to entry level, excellent, rewarding, nonsmoking work environment. Requirements: physically fit, upbeat, punctual, personable. M/F. Experience working outdoors an asset. Why not be appreciated for a hard days work? 878-7283. LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914.

F/T Sushi Cook $16/hr & F/T Japanese Hot Food Cook $15/ hr **Requirements For Both : Completion of High School, Basic English, Minimum 3 years Exp. Ginza Japanese Restaurant #303-3021 Louie Dr. Westbank, BC, V4T3E2, SUNSHINE Market Kitchen needs Chefs/Cooks, Day shift FT. Top wages, & Benefits Email Resume to:

Medical/Dental LAKEVIEW Heights Dental, is looking for a CDA. Mon-Thurs Preferably 1 year Exp. Please Fax Resume to: 250-769-3078

AFFORDABLE Swedish Massage. Voted #1 by clients. Linda 250-862-3929. ASIAN MASSAGE! Peaceful setting, $50hr. Call 250-3173575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 ESCAPE From Stress Massage. Lori 250-868-0067

ESSENTIAL Relaxation Body Sage.Warm Clean Studio conviently located (778)-478-1582 MAGIC HANDS! full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Open 7 days a week Call 250801-7188

• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

PROJECT COORDINATOR Required for Betts Electric. Visit: for more information.


Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation


Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. 250-979-2993 , Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or email Metal Fabrication shop looking for 2 full-time experienced GTAW and GMAW Welders, min. 5yrs., 2 experienced Brake Operators & 2 Labourers. Forklift experience an asset. Must have drivers license available for shift work. Wage based on experience; Excellent benefits package. Email resume to: Reidco Metal Industries Ltd.

Industrial Electricians.

Legal Services

Reduce Debt by up to

Journeyperson ticket and 2 years experience in an Industrial project required. Certifications in construction related training are an asset. Fax your resume to 604-241-5301 or email or

Hairstylists SILVER SHEARS IN HOME HAIR CARE Manicures & Pedicures. Call Ako (250)-862-5009 cell 250-878-3383

Financial Services

Trades, Technical

PCL CONSTRUCTORS WESTCOAST INC. Is seeking applications for a project in Elkford, BC for

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.


Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

BOOKKEEPER Over 20 yrs exp. Simply Accntg/Quickbooks.250-487-9377,762-0229

Blinds & Drapery DESIGN Centre 35 Years in Kelowna. Up to 70% Off. #125-1295 Cannery Lane Phone (250)-861-5911

Cleaning Services CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc ref’s.250-470-9629

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools


SPRING BREAK SALE! On the 2 hour assessment and also on the 6 hour road package. if no answer please leave message

Qualifications: • Arboricultural/Horticultural or equivalent Diploma • Eligibility to obtain ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborist Certification • Experience operating heavy equipment/trucks

This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and offers a salary range of $25.93 per hour, along with a competitive benefits package. Apply online at by March 25, 2011

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

International Forest Products Limited Woodlands Accountant Come for the opportunity…Work for the ¿nest… Stay for the lifestyle in BC’s beautiful Southern Interior Interfor is currently recruiting a Woodlands Accountant to join its operations in Castlegar, BC. The Castlegar division consists of a lumber manufacturing facility with a waste to energy plant and a woodlands operation along the Arrow Lakes. The division has enjoyed strong performance since an innovative restart last year. Reporting to the Divisional Accountant with accountability to the Woods Manager, you will be responsible for a full range of operational, ¿nancial and management accounting, reporting and analysis. You will help improve accounting processes, as well as participate in value-added decision support. The ideal candidate will be a 3rd to 4th level student, working towards a professional accounting designation. While experience in sawmill and/or woodlands accounting would be an asset, we will also tailor the role to the right individual. The successful candidate will have excellent computer, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, will thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy thinking strategically. We offer a competitive salary, relocation and bene¿t package and excellent opportunities for career advancement. Quali¿ed candidates can apply by forwarding a resume with cover letter to or by mail to the Controller, Kootenay Operations, PO Box 39, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 by Friday, March 25, 2011. Interfor is one of the Paci¿c Northwest’s largest producers of quality wood products. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at We thank all applicants for their time and interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Main Job Duties: Respond to incoming residential mortgage inquiries from all across Western Canada, qualify prospect’s financial picture, determine best financing options, offer broker services, coordinate details of mortgage with all parties and accurately complete all paperwork. This is an office position where virtually all leads are generated by Premiere.

Limited Space - Apply Today


starting Apr. 18 and May 30 in Kelowna starting Aug. 8 in Vernon

s7ELDING,EVEL"PROGRAM starting May 2 in Kelowna starting May 2 in Kelowna

For more information contact: Okanagan College Trades and Apprenticeship Tel: 250-862-5457 Email:

Our ideal candidate will have the following: • 1-3 years lending experience coupled with the ability to close a sale • A superior organizational and detail oriented skill set • The ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a pleasant phone voice • This is a career oriented, opportunity position Our client offers a very competitive compensation package - a solid base salary coupled with a generous commission structure and a group benefits plan.


OCRTP 20072

• BC Drivers License - Class 3 with Air Ticket

12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520.

Having established an excellent business reputation in the mortgage lending industry for over 25 years, our client requires a sales/service minded specialist in their growing Kelowna office to help their customers obtain financing for their home and assist with other lending needs.

Train to be a Welder

• Experience and Service Credibility • People Management

Career Opportunities

Computer Services

Experienced Housekeepers have immediate openings available. Reliable honest cleaners will take as much pride in your home as you do. The Projects( 250)-808-5389

Mortgage Lender (Broker)

Grow with us!

Help enhance Kelowna’s beautiful urban forest using your arboriculture related experience including field experience with aerial buckets and climbing, and your Diploma in Arboriculture or Horticulture. We will work with you to obtain Certification by the International Society of Arboriculture.

EXP Cleaning Lady avail MonFri. Residential or move outs. 250-860-7803.

CLEANING SPECIALIST. NS. Child/Pet Friendly & CRC Seniors Discount. 878-4794

Challenging position... Great opportunities... Rewarding salary Our service-focused client is adding another dedicated

Call 250-769-1181

Arborist I Urban Forestry The City of Kelowna cares for over 200 mountain, beach, city parks. Our Urban Forestry team maintains over 17,000 street and park trees and approximately 900 hectares of natural forested areas.

“CLEAN BY CLEAN” Making U House Proud! Professional. Reliable. Competitive Rates 215-1073

Rody & Steve cleaning services. Hard workers, flexible schedule. Office & Restaurants call-250 769 9362,

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Please send resume, references and cover letter identifying Competition #ML-CAP and highlight relevant experience/knowledge & salary expectations to:, Fax: (250)763-4688 or Mail: ENCOMPASS Benefits & HR Solutions Inc., #100-215 Lawrence Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2 All inquiries will be maintained in the strictest of confidence.

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Computer Services


Garden & Lawn

Home Improvements

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

Concrete & Placing

LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404


ANT Concrete. All kinds of concrete. Pressure wash. Free estimates Tony 778-478-9444 DANFORMS CONCRETE offers certified tradesman for all your concrete needs.Free Estimates Call Dan,250- 863-5419 For all your concrete services Check us out on our website

BUILDING or renovating?? Call John for free estimate on Drywall, Taping or Insulation. 250-809-8708 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Engel Construction Since 1973! Custom homes, Reno’s Additions, Decks, Kitchens, & Baths. Doug (250)-215-1616 KATAMA Complete Home Renovation’s Licensed, WCB Insured. 250-864-0033 M. Sauri Constuction Serving Kelowna since 1980. Call Mauri (250)718-8131 SILKAN Construction 21 Years exp. Reno’s, Additions, New Home etc. (250)878-5872

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems


12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137

Garage Door Services

Free Estimates. Government Certified. 250-451-6944



JOURNEYMAN Carpenter for framing, finishing, additions, decks. Richard. 250-717-7043 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898 YOUR GRANITE PRO High quality granite countertops, fabricated & installed. Ref’s Andy or Jason 250-212-8204

ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) PILATO ELECTRIC. Service calls. Repairs & Maintenance are what we do best! No jobs are too small. Call Tom Pilato 250-878-1811. Fully licensed, Bonded, Insured. Cont# 88329

Countertops CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS March Madness Granite Sale SAVE $500 for removal of old counters and installation of new granite. GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE. Kitchens starting at $2495. Coming soon. Granite taps for showers & kitchens. Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577 MIKE’S ELITE CountertopsAll Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Quartz and Laminate Surfaces. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We also supply and/or install any Tile application. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Excavating & Drainage Bear Paw Earthworks Ltd. Trucking, excavating, bobcat, residential. Joe- 250-550-6208

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

Floor Refinishing/ Installations NEED Installer? We install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate. Andreas 250-863-3402. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL Carpet, lino, ceramic tile & laminate. Free est. 20+ yrs experience. 250-862-9667. QUALITY Floors layed by Hooksnapped Flooring installation. 250-869-2125

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

Career Opportunities



healthcare assistant NEXT CLASS STARTS IN KELOWNA MAY 16

Career Opportunities

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

Garden & Lawn

Did you know... If you place an ad for 12 insertions, you get a 20% discount.

Call the Capital News 250-763-7114

1-1-1- Hedge & Tree specialist Downsizing, pruning, removal. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ASPEN LANDSCAPING, irrigation, aerating, pwr raking. Spring clean-up. No HST. 250317-7773. Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, GORDON’S Quality Lawn Care. Spring Special.12% off aerating/dethatching. 250-863-8935 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care...

Help Wanted

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

Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 COMPLETE Handyman service. Free est. Seniors disc., Call 250-317-8348 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032


Renovation experts. Int/Ext. Ins’d. Call 250-826-2284

Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start up, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025

Career Opportunities


Did you know... If you place an ad in one classification, you get the second classification 1/2 price.

Call the Capital News 250-763-7114

Career Opportunities

SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 BREEZEWAY Construction Inc. Specializing in Residential Renovations. 250-808-2739

Help Wanted

Career Opportunities

The Shortest Path To Your Health Care Career

You will share household responsibilities such as: yard work, shoveling snow and household upkeep as in any rental situation. You will NOT pay rent. This is covered by your supports to your housemate. You will pay your share of food. This is NOT a JOB! We need people ready to make a commitment to share a home and your life with an adult who would not otherwise be able to live independently.

Train today for: • Practical Nursing • Pharmacy Assistant • Health Care Assistant • Addictions and Community Support • ECE CertiÍcation

Criminal record search will be a requirement plus references. Contact: NOCLS, 2400-46th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 9N5 • 250-545-5153

and more....

Career Opportunities

Most programs are One Year or less.

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

Multiple start dates mean you can start working toward your career as soon as you’re ready.

Step into the career you’ve been dreaming of. Call today!


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

This full-time, 28 week program consists of two integrated modules: Instructional/Classroom and Clinical. The clinical program is conducted in approved long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Call us for the next available start date

GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discountl!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450

From here. To career.

Full time and/or Respite roommates wanted for clients of NOCLS. This is a life-sharing situation that can enrich your life as you share a home with another person. The focus is to enable your housemate to have an enjoyable life in his/her own home, connected to a neighourhood and community. This can only happen as a companion and a friend.


Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189,

Heat, Air, Refrig.


Career Opportunities

DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339







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Machining & Metal Work

Misc Services

Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage

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

Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decorating

100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098

2 Rooms, 2 Coats, $169. Ext starting at $1200 entire home. PNI. 250-308-4380.

DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

CORE ‘S Painting Specializing in Interior Repaints. Reliable & On time. Quality Workmanship Guaranteed. Call Cory Doell (250)-768-8439

DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,


AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194

FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449


Sales & Service Directory




Licensed & Insured

• Serving Kelowna for over 35 years • Innovative Ideas and Products • Up to 70% off! • Friendly Service/ Professional Installation 125-1295 Cannery Lane



In business since 1989




A & S Electric

• Boarding • Mudding • Taping • Texture Spraying 20 Years Experience


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)

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

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



COMPLETE HANDYMAN SERVICES Repairs, Renovations, Maintenance, Carpentry, Drywall,

Painting, Carpet, Tile, Plumbing, Yard Cleanup,

Rubbish Removal, Gutters & Windows Cleaning


Senior Discount •Satisfaction Guaranteed


Dethatching, Aerating, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Full maintenance services. RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL Free Estimates




2 Rooms, 2 Coats




Exterior starting at

1200 PNI



Call Doug 250.215.1616

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

Call Troy, 250-718-0209



• Serving Kelowna for over 35 years • Innovative Ideas and Products • Up to 70% off! • Friendly Service/ Professional Installation 125-1295 Cannery Lane



Breezeway Construction Inc.


Bathrooms, Kitchen, Basements Why Move - Just Improve 250-808-2739

21 yrs. experience. Renovations, additions, basements, custom home, decks, bath, tile, flooring, painting, etc. Licenced, insured, new home warranty.

“Renovation Experts” Interior/exterior Prompt, clean and reliable Insured 250-826-2284


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

FLOORING Hook-snapped Flooring Installations


We install quality laminate, carpet, lino, etc. Call Jeff 250-869-2125





ADDITIONS, finished bsmts. kitchen & bath reno’s, tile, hrdwd. & laminate flooring.

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

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767

Trucking, Excavating, Bobcat, Residential Joe (250) 550-6208


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

Call 250-870-3187

at 250-860-0025

MOVING North End Moving Services


CALL 250-864-5450

Custom homes, reno’s additions, decks, kitchens & baths


GLM ENTERPRISES • Landscaping • Irrigation • Rock Wall • Allan Block • Aeration • Spring Cleanup • Power Rake

ENGEL CONSTRUCTION Serving Kelowna Since 1973

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

Specializing In Residential Renovations


Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair

We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm

• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope







Kitchen cabinets & vanity refacing. Replace doors, update crown, modern hardware, counters, tile splash. Bring your old cabinets up to date at a fraction of the cost.



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

“Many Yrs. Experience”

• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194




Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

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


Richard 250-717-7043


Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. spring cleanup. NO HST

250-317-7773 or visit us at:


Joe’s Moving Service


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

Available for Framing, Finishing, Additions, Decks, Foundations, Flooring.


Interior - Exterior (FREE ESTIMATES) Fully insured and WCB


• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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Dan’s Plumbing Reas. Rates. Sameday Service. Insured. No Job to Big or Small. Hotwater Tank Specials (250)-859-6121 KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

*HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card RIGHT Way Roofing. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Mch More! Ask us, 250-808-1473

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.


LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114 DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 EDSON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. Rubbish,reno’s, sheds, decks, landscaping (250)-718-1595

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


Sand/Gravel/Topsoil FREE fill and or delivered, sand, soil, & clay. Call Ensign Bros. (250)-769-7298 NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Gravel, Sand, OgoGrow. Visa, Debit, Mastercard. 250-870-1138

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

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

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

Tree Services 1-1-1- Hedge & Tree specialist Downsizing, pruning, removal. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay ALL TYPES of hay for sale! all in medium squares (3x4x8). For all your Dairy, Horse, Feeder Hay needs, visit or call Cale @ 403-635-0104. Delivery available and Min order is a semi-load. Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630

Pets 9week Standard Poodle Puppies For Sale. Very Smart & Affectionate Call (250)-7687869 or (250)-470-2422 Alaskan Malamute Siberian Husky X - most have blue eyes. 7 1/2 wks old. Shots & deworming. $600. 250-5477927 or 250-309-2525 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

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BIG M Auction sale.Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 am. 5765-Falkland Road, Falkland. Saddles and tack. Antiques, collectable’s, tools, gift wear, household goods, already consigned: Platform scales, antique Dulcimer, another juke box Rowe Ami, Foose ball game, large amount of tack, saddles, gift wear and much more. Consignments wanted, no buyers fees. 250-379-2078 or 604850-4238. Visa, M/c, interact.


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(12)TRAILER RAFTER, 11.5’, $10. 250-860-8127. 1977 SKIDOO. 440 TNT, $100 obo. Call 250-868-8322 27” RCA color TV, 6 years old. $100. 250-863-3361 27” TV, $60 obo. 250-8608127. 2 Lamps, $40. 860-8127. ASSORTED MIRRORS. 6’X3’ with frame, beautiful, must see. $65. 250-860-8127. BED, double $100. (250)8608127 BED, single $100. (250)8608127 CARPET, 13X16, $100. Assorted colors & sizes. Call 860-8127. Coffee table, $50. 250-8608127 FREEZER. 36H x 34W x 22D. Asking $50 obo. 778-478-3755 HIGHBACK wooden rocker, $30 obo. 250-452-6736. LIVING Room recliner chair $100. 250-860-8127. MAYTAG dryer, white, $100. 250-764-2743. Night table, $75. 250-8608127 NIGHT tables, 2, $75/both. (250)860-8127 STAR Choice receiver model DSR505 HD, $100. Call 250861-9559 TREATED Fence poles, 3-4” $1ea. Call 250-868-8322 WHITE Moffat fridge, $100 obo. Call 250-868-8322

$200 & Under 4x8 pool table comp. set of snooker/numbered balls 4 cues $200 (250)765-8028 50 Baseball/Football Action Figures $200 obo. Call (250)763-9832 ASSORTED DRESSER, lrge, w/mirror, hard wood, $155 obo. (250)860-8127

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BED, King, $200. 250-8608127 BED, Queen, $155. (250)8608127 Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna STOVE 24”, 30”, white, $140. 250-860-8127. TABLE & CHAIRS (4) h/wood oak, 2 ext, $175. 860-8127

HIDE-A-BED, double size in exc cond, floral design on beige background. Call 250763-2781. KENMORE HD white washer, Almond Moffat Med size fridge. Both in Good shape. Alvena 250-763-4785. WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581

LASER Sights, Red Dots, SKS’s from $199, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, Glocks, CZs $699+up. Ammo: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .44, .223. Repairs, refinishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160

$358,900. Rutland, 3400sq’, 4+bds, 2 FP’s, suitable, det/ gar, RVP. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 $373,000. Rutland Bench 2900sq’, 3bth, 3FP’s, 4+bds, garage/RVP. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax. 250-717-5000

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2YR OLD Hotpoint Washer $250. (250)860-8127. Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna FRIDGE and stove, $300/both. (250)860-8127. LEATHER couch and chair in exc cond, $300. 250-4526736.

3 month old, Tempurpetic , , Queen Bed, Mint cond. $2000 obo. (250)979-1662 DARK Cherry veneer poster Queen size bed w/headboard, footboard, frame & mattress & dbl dresser w/mirror. Excl cond., $200. 250-763-6186 OK ESTATES SPRING SALE 20% off Everything, in the month of MARCH!! Antique, Vintage & Modern Home Furnishings and Decor Items. 3292 Highway 97N, Kelowna (beside Sheepskin Boutique) 11pm-5pm Tues - Sat. 250-807-7775 TOTAL OFFICE Now Open Saturdays 10-4! NEW & USED Office Furniture for the Home or Business. Like New Ergonomic Seating Priced to Sell! Call Susanna 250.717. 1626 420 Banks rd.

$400 & Under CENTRAL Vacuum, new attch’s. Powerful. $395, no HST. 250-762-3468 COLEMAN 15 FT. Fiberglass Canoe with paddles. $350 obo 250-763-9832

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120 bass Weltmeister Accordian. $450. 250-764-4298 BEDROOM set. Queen size. $500. 250-764-4298 KENMORE stacking washer & dryer, model #970-C94702-00. 5 yrs old. $500. 250-762-5310 Maple Leaf 700 Wheelchair. Reclines & Tilts. $500 (250)717-0517

Firearms DEAL of the week: Beretta CX4 Storm, 9mm, c/w accessories, $1250. At The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges Super sale on now New/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES 20’24’40’45’48’53’ insulated reefer containers 20’40’48’53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,200! Semi Trailers for hi way & storage. We are overstocked. Delivery BC & AB. 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER scooters & power chairs, lift chairs, walkers & ramps, new & used. Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,

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Garage Sales UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP OF KELOWNA. Fri, March 25. 12-6pm. Sat, March 26, 8am2pm. 1310 Bertram St.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. SPECTACULAR Black Mountain View Lots! Fully serviced & graded sites from $169,900 plus HST. Loseth Drive to Nishi Court. Call 250-863-2717 or go to

Apt/Condos for Sale 1 & 2 bdrms 1938 Pandosy St 6 story concrete builiding. Some utils incl’d. bus rte. NS. NP. $775+ up. 250-878-7953 HOLLYWOOD Station. 1182 sq’, 2bd, 2 bath, SS appl, brnd new W/D. Immed poss. $10,000 dwn, $237,500 balance. By owner. 250-762-3966 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call

Mark Jontz Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime

Duplex/4 Plex $278,500. Lake & Knox Mnt close by, classy 2bd, den/fam, open plan. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000

For Sale By Owner 1400sq.ft Home, 1 acre in Whitevale Lumby, $275,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26568. Call 250-547-9533 $999 MLS® Listing Program. (250)863-1850 Realty Match BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match


Lovely DW 1344sq’, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, family rm, breakfast nook, 55+, new flooring & appliances - upgrades. Garden area, lovely yard, tool shed. Sm pets are welcome. Very nice, Must see!

778-755-0070 250-212-0898

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

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

$999 MLS® Listing Program. (250)863-1850 Realty Match BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match COURT ORDERED SALE. 3Bdrm+den Family Home. 2 baths, lrg fenced yard, garage, Nice area.$360,000 Lloyd 250215-5607 MacDonald Realty MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.94% VARIABLE 2.25% Trish at 250-470-8324 RUTLAND. 30x24 detached, heated & wired shop, updated 3lvl split, 4bd.MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 RUTLAND. 5bd+den, legal suite, mint cond, appls, air vac/ ug irrig. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Mobile Homes & Parks Enjoy Sierras Lifestyle, New Homes, Neighborhood in Central location. From $698/biweekly or $169.900 O.A.C. (250)-769-6614 WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250-814-3788

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Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Love your AVON? Need some? Call now 250-8782851. Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Coins, Sterling, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816

Misc. Wanted WANTED broken x-box 360 systems. Will pay $30 per system. 250-878-8598.

Musical Instruments

FREE Kitchen Cupboards Complete With Doors. YOU PICK UP. (250)769-6605 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

MOIR Pianos. New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 PIANOS, serviced, tuned and delivered. Uprights from $599, Grands from $2500. Call World of Music 250-869-0819 or Toll Free 1-800-663-5183



OKANAGAN LAKE FRONT CABIN After many fun filled summers of sun and entertainment we are no longer able to make the best use of our summer cabin on the beautiful Okanagan Lake. It is located 11 kms down Westside Road in Vernon, BC. 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living area, as well as a bonus semi-finished bunk cabin ready to be plumbed in.


• Propane Stove & Fridge • Propane Lights • Gas Generator


• 50 ft Beachfront Property • Boat Launch Area • Deck • Wharf

There is currently a land lease which costs $1,500 / year. No electricity or plumbing. $59,900.

Please call for an appointment to view 250-549-6005

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1 or 2 bdrm available, $425 or $800 incl utils. for both looking for kind mature reliable spiritual grassroots type of people. 250-762-7253, 250-863-7863 55 + home sharing, from $595 1-888-204-6225 ext 6 West Kelowna. Room for Rent in Upper Mission House. Shared laundry & kitchen. utils incl’d. $450/mo Call Chris 250-878-4062

2BD S.Rutland. Close to all ammen. Avail now. Cbl, wireless int & utils incl. NS, NP. 250-899-2195, 778-753-4148 3BD/2bd in Lakeview Heights lower w/o suite, newly reno’d Bright, spacious, with pool, Large lot with view. All appl’s incl., call 250-769-9038 email: BRAND new 2 bdrm, sep ent, porch, lndry, big kitchen, NP, NS, wrking cpl. Avail March. $1000+ utils. 250-864-6722. BRIGHT 2 bdrm suite North Rutland available April 1, F/S. W/D, 2 parking spots & satellite. Hydro separate. N/S. N/P. $870/mo. DD required. 250765-5357. CAPRI area 2bd bsmt suite recent reno, clean, 4appl’s, bus route, suitable for couple w/1 child. No Smokers/No Pets/No Parties. $775. 250-860-9856 EXEC. 2 BDRM suite, 5 appl, laundry, utilities basic cable and internet incl. N/S N/P No parties, quiet responsible couple preferred. $1100/M. Available immed. 250-8782954 LARGE ONE bedroom bsmt suite, 900 sq.ft. great location! Close to hosp. renov. w/laminate floors. Shared laundry, sep entrance. No pets, no smoking. $800/mo. incl int. & cble. 250-864-3480 or MISSION-BEACH - Location! Large 2 Bed + LR. New paitn & more. $890. Hugh 250-4708262 NEWER 2bd suite, avail immed. Own ent, prking, nice yard. $750 incl utils. Quiet area. NS, NP. 250-712-2247 or 250-869-9663 N. Rutland 1 Lrg Bdrm $750 includes utils, basic cable NS NP. Ref’s req’d. Avail April.15 (250)491-9739, 863-0116 Rutland 2bd. Nr. school & park. $825 utils incl. NP. NS. Avail. Apr 1. 250-869-9530 RUTLAND- 2bdrm gr level, priv entry, 5appls, heat, nr bus route. NS. NP, ND, ideal for wrkng cple or student, Avail immed. $1000 250-762-6519 RUTLAND, grnd lvl 2bd suite, sec prking, 5appl, incl utils, $800. Mrch 15. 250-863-9373 WINFIELD bright 2bdrm main level ste on parklike setting, priv patio. Avail May 1. Incl everything. Walking dist to beach & marina. On bus route. Furn or unfurn. Suits working person or students. N/s, n/p. $1000/mo. 250-766-1776

THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592.

5th Annual Sun Valley SwapMeet@ BC Motor Products, 3500-27St., Friday, March 25 & 26. Starts 10AM. Call Reg 250-308-4701.

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

Open Houses OPEN HOUSE. Sunday 12-2. 210 Marigold Cres. Glenmore. 3bd, 2bth Rancher. Rita St. Jean. Coldwell Banker. 250863-6303 OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 1-3PM. 580 MALLACH RD What a deal at $334,900. Recent upgrades, 22x24 detached garage/ workshop. Large fenced rear yard. Lots of parking. Don’t miss one. MLS 10021978. Dale Quist 250-870-8585

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1&2BD apartments. Completely redone. Secure building. Call 250-861-4700 1BD, mature complex at 1469 Bertram St. Lrg, clean, mainflr, NP, ref’s, $750 incl heat. Call 250-870-8746 2BD, 2bth, DT condo, $1195 incl geo-thermo heating/cooling, small pet ok. No age restrictions. Call 250-762-2505 2BD, 2bth Mission Condo, 6appl, NP, NS. Avail immed. $1000. 250-862-4932 2BD nr Costco area fr, st, air, balcony, new paint, NP. child ok. $850 + electricity. Available now (250)763-5183 2Bdrm 1 bath in 4-plex fr, st, w/d , storage, great location,lrg yard,free parking, $875/mo Avail immed. (250)-470-0000 2BDRM 2bath on Creek, 6 appls. Mission Park Mall. NS. No Pets $1050 250-868-0316 Beautiful 2bd. 2ba, Condo avail. April 1. 2 blocks to Costco. Corner unit on gr level.$1250/mo (778)478-7152 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788


Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building 250-861-5605


2bd, starting @ $749 incl. parking & utilities. 1Bdrm, starting @ $620


CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 2bd $800/mo 250-979-2771 Dilworth Centre, 1Bd, reno’d, sgl person pref’d., W/D, NS, NP, ref’s.$800. 250-717-5802


Close to shopping, bus rt, 2BD APARTMENT Heat & hot water incl. New adjustable rates.

Call (250)-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd.

Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email:

MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd.

Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email:

RENT or lease. 2 Bdrm + den, FP, priv terrace, balc. 6 appls, 1250sqft. Gym/lng/ guest suite, strg, 2 sec u/g prkng. DD, NP, NS, $1300mo. Avail April 15.1-800-894-0554 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Mar.1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

RUTLAND: THUNDERBIRD EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road 1 & 2 bdrm suites, 3/appls, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, u/g secure parking, hot water included. Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. 250-762-5932 for appointment to view WILLOW PARK MANOR. 270 Aurora Cres 239 Hollywood Rd. S 1 & 2bd units S Next door to the full service Willow Park Shopping Center S Free parking S Resident manager 250-763-3654 2Bdrm.+3bdrm apt.suites Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, Avail Mar. 15th incl heat. 250-763-6600

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614

Duplex / 4 Plex 1300SQFT, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 1/2 duplex, on Glenwood Ave. Built in 2006. SS appl, W/D, quiet couple, NP. $1250 utils incl. 250-863-8320. 3BD.On Acrage in Belgo are Rutland. 2bth, carport, FS, WD HU, NP, NS. Ref’s req’d. $900+utils. Apr.1. 765-2099 4BD & 2bd, 3 full bth, 6appl, garage, all windows blinds. March 1. NP. (250)860-8583 APRIL 1, small pets ok, 4bd+ den, 2bth, fnc’d yard, Belgo. $1550+utils. 250-763-4598 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2 & 3 Bdrm end units.(x3) Available immediately. Near all Amenities. Fenced yard. Pets negotiable. $950, $1090, & $1290. To view, Call Mark 1-250-938-8040 BLK MTN. 4-bed 2-bath. $1200 + Util. 5-appl. 2 decks. Lrg yard. NS. NP. 250-8698504 KEL N., near DT, CLEAN, 1200sq’ newer 2bd+den/study/ strg rm, shared laundry, 1bth, appls, AC, prking, $1275 + util. NS, NP, DD. 250-868-7677

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 mobiles 2bdrm Westside NP. $750/$795 + utils. Excellent units.1bdrm suite $700 all inclus.250-768-5080 717-1033

Modular Homes 2BDRM, 2 bath, avail April 15 in Kelowna West Estates. 4 appl, $1200 plus utils. 250769-0109, 250-878-9970. 3BDRM, 1 bath, avail immed in Kelowna West Estates. $950 plus utils. 250-769-0109, 250-878-9970. Winfield 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656

Homes for Rent 2bd 1 bath, Ellison Area. No dogs. $1000 + utils. (250)-8692186 2BD mnflr heritage home, 1/2blk to hospital/beach, hrwd flrs, gas fp, WD, AC, prking, lrg deck/yard, NS, NP, $1100+ utils. April 1. 250-868-8874 2BD near hospital, avail April 1. Pets neg., 4appls, hrdwd flrs, priv yard on creek, $1100 incl utils. 250-868-0607 2BDRM 1bath 1200 Sqft 9ft ceiling. Lower Level. Lakeview $850 + utils. West Kelowna. April 1 250-859-4150 3/4 BD., Winfield area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345

3BDRM, Central Locationclose to everything, NS, NP, $1200/mo. 250-470-7291 3BD, Springvalley area, 5appl,deck prking, shr’d utils, $1195. Apr 1. (250)868-9059 4BD House, big shed, near school, good area. $1495+utils 250-863-1916 5Bdrm house 2bdrm down can rent seperatey. $1500 up $1000 down Utils extra NS. NP. 250-763-8929 Jo-anne CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER. AVAIL NOW!!! 40 Steps to Lake. 2 bed, sunroom/den, all newer flooring, propane fireplace, large lot, det. garage, laundry room, all appls. Pet neg. Non smoker, Long term preferred. Located in “FINTRY” a quiet lakeside community off Westside Rd. 35 min to the city. $1200, Kristi @ 604862-8039 or DOWNTOWN. 1bd loftstyle carriage house, garage, 5appl, newer, small pets ok, $1000. Close to bus & shops. AC. Avail March 15 or April 1. Please call 250-899-0911 DT KELOWNA, 2 BDRM. house, yd&deck, WD. NP,NS. Very cute&clean. $1250+util Apr 1 250-860-2646 GLENROSA Area. 3/bdrm $1500 mo+utils. Available now. NO PETS. Lrg back fenced yard. 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 KELOWNA: 1 Year old home situated beside Mission Hills Winery. This home has 5 bedrooms, den, 3 wshrms, kitchen (appliances incl) dining area, and livingroom with large windows overlooking Mission Hills Winery and Okanagan Lake. Hardwood & granite flrs. Unfin basement. Floor heating & central air cond system. 2 Car garage with separate RV prkg. $1900/mo. Available Now. For viewing please contact Preet at 604-773-4971. KELOWNA- 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, close to all amenties, fenced, near Costco. $2000+ utils. NS/NP. Available now. 1604-725-0688. MAGIC ESTATES 3bdrm. 3 bath, dbl garage. Avail immed. $1750 + utils. 250-859-6784 NANCEE WAY Village, new, 1 bath, 1 bdrm + den, large deck, 6 appliances, air conditioning, NS, NP, $1.000 + util, avail Apr. 1, 250-768-2978. NORTH KELOWNA 1500 sq ft Carriage house. Main floor is heated garage with 9’ ceil. and 750 sq/ft 1 bdrm apt above with 5 appl. gas f/p, vaulted ceilings. good references required, no pets, avail March 1 Andrew 250-862-6625. NO STRINGS ATTACHED! If we told you there’s a $45K non repayable grant for a down payment on a brand new home, wouldn’t you want to know more? If you can make mortgage payments but haven’t been able to save a down payment, find out about Project Build II Attainable Housing program. Contact Gino Dal Ponte at 250-317-2707 or info @ S. Rutland. 3bd top flr, deck, fnc’d yard, cov’d prking, 5appl, walk to Rutland Elementary, 1pet ok, NS. Very clean. April 1. $1350 incl utils. 250-8600403 or WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592. WEST KELOWNA Waterfront + Dock. $1800 + utils. 5 bdrm 2.5 bath. Garage. N/S N/P. 250-869-8504. WINFIELD 10419 Okanagan Center Rd. 3bd 2full bath 2 livingroom,dbl car garage covered deck Mar 1 $1300 + utils NP.NS.(250)498-7757 Winfield 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656 WOODLKE VIEW, dividable 2-kit, 5bd, 5ba, carprt, grg/wrk shp, in-grd pool, acre, pet neg. $1800+ utils, 250-766-4322 3BD 3Ba 5Appl FP Den Deck DblGar $1750. 3Bd 2Ba 5Appl Patio Gar $1250. 250-8601961

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Shared Accommodation 2BD Condo, share w/wrking female. WD, DW, micro, gas FP, 2bths, near bus, sec. lit prking, near amens. $600 utils incl. Sharla, 250-878-3582 or Linda 250-832-6199 AVAILABLE ASAP. 1 bdrm close to all amenities NP. NP. NS. $400 utils., wireless net, & laundry incl’d 250-763-7553 N.RUTLAND: Student or working, 3 bdrms, share LR, kit, bath, lndry, sat, int & hottub. On Bus route, CRC req. $450 utils incl. 250-765-7239 Private bd semi-pri bath, quiet person, $450-$500, everything incl,1-888-492-2543 ROOM for rent in 3 bdrm house,downtown, avail immed. $450. 250-212-8909. SHARE lrg Westside home, furn’d bdrm, own sitting rm, priv ent, lndry, cbl, utils incl. NP, DD. $550. 250-454-6732

Suites, Lower 1BD 4Appl Patio $750 Incl Cable, Util. 2Bd 4Appl Pet OK $825 Incl Cable -Util-250-8601961 1BD. $700. incl. utils., Rutland, ns, np, cls. to UBC, bus rte, Avail now 250-448-4461 1BD bsmt suite, gas FP, shr’d lndry, incl utils, NS, NP, Barber Rd. Avail immed. $750. Call 778-753-1182 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $750. util/cbl. incl. Avail now (250)491-9006 1BDRM. Bachelor in Lower Mission, $750 + dd. 1 blk to beach, f/s, micro, w/d. No dogs. NS, ND. All utils, int, cbl incl. Some furn if needed. 250878-2851. 1Bdrm Suite Available on Rutland Bench. Private entry. Single person. NS. NP. NParty $700/mo (250)491-1355 1 BDRM suite in Rutland. $825/month includes utilities & cable. Phone 778-753-4696. 1 BEDROOM BASEMENT suite. Private entry, laundry, bus stop, util incl. Avail. April 1. $700. 250-768-5695 1 LRG Bdrm walk out lwr suite., new flooring & cabinentry. f/s w/d, gas fireplace & furnace. On bus route close to shopping in West Kelowna Available March.15 $775 incl. major utilities 250-768-0978 1st Mo 1/2 price. Clean 2bd 4 appls.yard, patio, prking. $950 incl.utils.NS. NP 250-215-1073 1ST Month 1/2 Price! Newer clean 2bd suite, 5appls, tub & shower, priv ent, prking & yard, 1200sq’, pref mature 40+, NS, pets or parties. $1000+DD. Call 250-451-9192 2BD. incl. utils., ns, np, no lndy, $750/mo. Avail now, DD req’d., gr. lev. 763-5420 after 4 2BD LRG bright kitchen, all appls., partially furnished. Pets ok. Quiet & very clean. $850mo. 250-766-1265 2 BDRM bsmt suite, NS, NP, No Partying, close to UBCO & bus stops. $900/mo incl utils, DD req’d. 778-753-1356 2BD, some utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, near shopping & bus, quiet area, Area of Rutland. Lndry HU’s. Extreme WL int. $895, dd req’d. 250-765-2931

Suites, Upper 1BD suite avail immed. Spacious open plan with island kitchen, 2nd flr of commercial building, 2 full bths, FS, WD & DW. BI vac, balcony off living area. $1200+utils. Very clean. 250-491-3177, 250-718-8804 4BD upper flr, 5appls, sep.entry & laundry,1 bath FP, NS, NP.No parties! $1200+1/2utils. Rutland. 250-807-2006 AVAIL immed, quiet 2 bdrm 4 plex suite behind Plaza 33. 5 appl, carport & storage, older working preferred. NP. NS. $850 plus DD. 250-451-9923 LG Bright 2bd. WI. Clge, Lake Shop, Qt, Resp. $895+ elec. Apr1/15. 250-762-0317 6rings LRG 2BD, near everything, fs, wd, yard. $950 +utils. April 1. ns, np, nd. 250-491-3215

Townhouses 1BD Townhouse DT, brand new reno’s, fenced backyard, NS, NP. #8-353 Boyce Cres. $700 incl utils & cbl. Call Scott, 250-718-4658 2BD, 1.5bth, AC, 4appl, closed in yard, sm pet ok, 5 mins from UBCO, $1150. 250762-4670

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Brownstone look brought to the heart of Pandosy Greg Bird from Acorn Homes talks about new condo development in Pandosy Village. Shauna Nyrose CONTRIBUTOR

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at West Avenue Lofts as opposed to other similar developments or neighbourhoods in Kelowna? Bird: People love West Avenue Lofts for its desirable location within Pandosy Village. With lake access at the end of the street and a park at the rear of the property, nature is readily available without giving up urban convenience. People also love the fact that West Avenue Lofts is not a “cookie cutter” condominium project. There are many different floor plans, from spacious two bedrooms with lake views to lofted Brownstones with 18-foot high ceilings. West Avenue Lofts exemplifies modern green living. Geothermal heating and cooling are appreciated by purchasers, not only for cost efficiency but for respecting the environment. Another popular feature is the state-ofthe-art acoustic engineering between floors designed for sound reduction. Secure underground parking complete with security cameras is also an important and well received safety feature. Q: What’s different or unique about the homes at West Avenue Lofts from other new condo offerings? Why is this important to buyers? Bird: West Avenue Lofts is the only condominium project in Pandosy Village that offers lofted Brownstones, popular for their 18-foot ceilings, as well as dual access either through the private terrace gate or through the main lobby entrance. As well, four of the lofted Brownstones offer park access from their private terraces. Equally important, West Avenue Lofts is the only Acorn Communities Ltd. project in Pandosy Village at present. Acorn’s reputation for quality is well known in the valley, from our flagship property at Sunset Ranch to our very successful Morningside project in West Kelowna, and our “boutique” community at Blackstone. Q: Who are your key buyer groups and why are they choosing to buy a home at West Avenue Lofts? Bird: Our buyers are not comprised of any one demographic. Ranging in age from 20 something to 70 plus, they are single, professional couples, or families. They come from Kelowna, Vancouver, Alberta, and internationally. They have in common a desire to live in a neigh-


THE LIVING ROOM setting that leads into the stairway to the second level. bourhood environment, enjoy a convenient location near to lots of amenities, and embrace a stateof-the-art green building built by a successful and reputable builder. Q: Give us an overview of the buying and building process. How does it all work? Bird: Buying a home at West Avenue Loft is as simple as visiting our show home, open from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and selecting the style that fits you best. Because West Avenue Lofts is completed, there is no guesswork involved. It’s just a matter of choosing a favourite! Q: What options or upgrades do you offer and what has been popular with your buyers? Bird: Upgrades are included at West Avenue Lofts. Hardwood floors, porcelain tile, Corian counters, contemporary wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances are some of the kitchen finishes. Ensuites feature double sinks, soaker tubs, and separate showers. The lofted Brownstones also have a kitchen pantry, a highly popular feature not typically offered in condominiums. They also include window coverings and a hot tub connection on the patio. Q: How have you noticed the real estate market change in the last few years? How does West Avenue Lofts address this “new reality?” Bird: Kelowna’s real estate market has experienced the same kind of adjustments as elsewhere, and is additionally impacted by the significant number of purchasers that originate from outside the Okanagan. Buyers have been increasingly cautious and highly selective, demanding quality and value at a realistic price point. Acorn continues to anticipate and respond to buyer needs and economic conditions, allowing us to remain wellpositioned in the current market environment.

Acorn’s insight and steadfast commitment to providing exceptional value at reasonable prices has garnered respect for our sought-after developments. Q: What have been some new innovations and/or trends in new home building in the past couple of years? Bird: One of the most significant trends in home building in recent years has been the introduction of the LEEDS Standard of green building practices. West Avenue Lofts is proud of its energy efficiency features which have earned recognition and an award from Fortis BC. Q: Tell us about your company. How long has Acorn they been building homes and communities? What are some of your other projects? Bird: Acorn Communities Ltd. is the developer for West Avenue Lofts. A prominent Okanagan developer for many years, Acorn is probably best known for our flagship property at Sunset Ranch. Situated above Sunset Ranch Golf Course, this community was started by Acorn nine years ago and has about 250 homes at present. There will be about 400 homes when the project is completed. All are walk-out ranchers with lake or golf course views. Acorn is also the developer of Blackstone, a community of 23 home sites adjacent to the Black Mountain Golf Course, with views of the lake, valley and Black Mountain. Check out our website at for information on these projects as well as some exciting future projects. Q: Where exactly is West Avenue Lofts and how can interested buyers view the homes? Bird: West Avenue Lofts is located at 457 West Ave. The show suite is open from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment, call 250491-0095.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

hot properties


Realtor earns recognition for volunteering efforts Recognized for her exemplary volunteer efforts on a local level, Kelowna realtor Shirley Froese, with Royal LePage, is the 2010 recipient of the Realtors Care Award for the Central Okanagan Zone of the Okanagan Many realtors give of their time, money and expertise, as the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board annually recognizes the volunteer efforts of its members. The award presenta-

tion was made to Froese at the Central Zone’s annual Christmas luncheon in December 2010, and board-wide recognition acknowledged at OMREB’s annual general meeting on March 10. “Shirley Froese is very worthy of this award, and is being honoured for her exceptional ongoing volunteer efforts. Over the years, she has given countless hours of her time to make Kelowna a better place to live, work

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and play,” noted OMREB past president Brenda Moshansky, also a Kelowna realtor. “Every Christmas, Shirley organizes a Christmas tree in the Royal LePage Kelowna office, complete with ornaments indicating those women and children who are in need at the local Kelowna Women’s Shelter along with homemade chocolate Santas, the size of a small statue. In return for a $25 gift or monetary do-

Shirley Froese nation, the donor receives a homemade chocolate. “This year alone, Shirley had to make over 216 chocolate Santas for the donations.” She has also raised $12,000 for diabetes research by competing in marathon in Iceland. Each year, Froese helps raise more than $4,000 for local charities..

Valley,Mountain and Lake Views

• South East Kelowna • House • Built 1979 • 1833 sq.ft. • 4 beds • 3 baths One of a kind opportunity to own this rancher on a flat .42 acre lot. Recently updated and new attached double car garage plus bonus bedroom and bathroom make this home a must see. Enjoy this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in a mature community. MLS®10023337 $519,900 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-575-1946

#102-563 Yates Road

• North Glenmore • Condo • Built 2006 • 1302 sq. ft. • 2 beds • 2 baths Attention Pet Owners! Rarely available 2 bed plus den on the ground floor with 2 yards. Ground floor welcomes dogs up to 80 pounds. Immaculate! Features include Granite, stainless steel, perfectly situated right across the recreational area. MLS®10022791 $275,000 Sandra Sikic, Realty Executives, 250-870-6105

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• Upper Mission • House • Built 2003 • 3690 sq. ft. • 5 beds • 4 baths Come home to this updated 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, including space for an in-law or teenager suite. Boasting two laundry rooms. Let the main level area spill out into your extra large backyard. Looking for space for the RV we have it. MLS®10023237 $669,900 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-575-1946

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• North Glenmore • House • Built in 2006 • 3274 sq. ft • 3 beds • 3 baths FORMER WILDEN SHOWHOME - this amazing home has a “WOW” factor as soon as you walk through the front doors! The home is loaded with all the extras and the attention to detail is incredible. MLS®10023986 $799,900 Rob Dion, Royal LePage Kelowna, 250-575-5255

#143-914 Craig Road

• Rutland North • Townhouse • Built 2005 • 1868 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 4 baths Award Winning Capstone Estates! Built in 2005, this stylish townhome features 3 bdrms, rec room/gym (or 4th bdrm), media room (wired for sound & soundproofing insulation in basement), & 4 bathrooms! End Unit. Convenient Location! MLS®10021202 $339,900 Vicki Wills, MacDonald Realty, 250-215-9889

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• Westbank Centre • House • 3 beds • 3 baths • Built 2010 • 1796 sq.ft. Welcome home to Elkridge, a smart community. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home feat. a fully landscaped yard & open concept great room living. Laminate floors throughout main level & granite countertops, SS kit appls. Additional 771 sqft unfin., walkout bsmt w/ room for another bdrm/bthrm, media rm, bring your ideas! MLS®10021727 $349,900 Jennifer Williamson, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-870-8118

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WESTBANK First Nation chief Robert Louie (right) shares a laugh with local Conservative MPs Stockwell Day (left) and Ron Cannan following a press conference on Wednesday to announce the federal government will grant the WFN $102,000 over the next two years to help improve living conditions for band members living on two Westside reserves. See story on B3. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS


Consumption-based water billing to proceed ly utility bills. But with the installation of water meters a few years ago, the area was told to prepare for consumption-based billing. Records of consumption have been posted on the last few water bills sent out, say West Kelowna finance officials. Already in use in the former Westbank Irrigation District area, the new type of billing will start off in



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West Kelowna Estates, Pritchard and Lakeview with the bill for the second quarter of this year. That period will cover April to June, and the bills will be delivered in July. Municipal finance staff say they don’t want to start the new system later in the year because then it would cover the third quarter right off the top, which is always the highest consumption period. That quarter cov-

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salind Neis, who along with others has said most customers may be like her and have not noticed the warnings consumption-based billing is coming or the record of consumption customers in those areas have been notified of on their last few bills, the arrival of what are expected to be bigger bills will come as a surprise. Up to now, customers have paid a flat rate for water on their quarter-




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Band member housing grants for upgrades announced Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The federal government is giving the Westbank First Nation $102,000 over two years to help improve living conditions for some of its members whose homes are located on its two Westside reserves. Outgoing MP Stockwell Day made the announcement Wednesday, saying the money was part of $5.3 million that Ottawa will provide to help renovate and retrofit 460 housing units on reserves across B.C. “Today’s investment will provide quality, affordable housing while creating jobs and stimulating the economy,” said Day. The local MP announced last weekend he will not run for re-election in the next federal election. Pending the outcome of the vote to approve next week’s federal budget—a vote that could prompt the next election— this funding announcement could be one of his last as an MP. Following the announcement, Day said helping constituents will be one of the parts of his job that he will miss the most when he leaves politics. WFN Chief Robert Louie said the retrofitting of the 18 homes on the reserves, as well as previous funding over the last year for similar projects, is another step towards addressing the long-standing housing needs of his band. “These projects represent major life changes for families here on reserve,” said Louie. The grant money can be used for such home renovation projects as installing new windows, roofs and repairs, as well as retrofitting some homes to be more energy efficient. One WFN member who hopes to have a new roof put on her home—a house she is currently buying from the WFN—is Dorris Alexander. Alexander agreed grants such as this latest federal contribution will help improve living conditions for band members and that they are badly needed. Day said the B.C. program is part of a larger national program that was oversubscribed shortly after it was announced. The money is being provided through the government Economic Action Plan. Day praised the WFN as being very organized when it came to applying for the grants, something that made his job easier lobbying on the band’s behalf for the funding. The money for 49 First Nation communities in B.C., including the WFN, will be made available over the next two years.



In a bid to slow traffic down as it passes through the Westside Road overpass construction project area on Highway 97, the Ministry of Transportation has lowered the speed limit to 60 kilometres per hour and installed speed reader boards. Drivers are being warned that traffic fines in construction zones carry double the penalty.


Small turnout to discuss municipal issues Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

It was a better turnout than the last time West Kelowna council asked the public to participate in a budget review session— but it still only attracted a handful of people. Twelve residents showed up to talk with the mayor, councillors and municipal staff earlier this week in Westbank about the 2011 municipal budget and answer five questions aimed at garnering pubic response. The questions asked about raising taxes to get more revenue, the proposed 4.07 per cent property tax increase, taxes on

light industry in West Kelowna, the state of current and future reserves, and the annual citizens’ survey. With so few people on hand, the group was divided into three tables, each with a councillor or two participating in the conversation. Participants at each table discussed the questions and reported their opinions back to the room. The tables were divided on the question of raising taxes to increase revenue, with two saying neither higher taxes nor higher user fees should be implemented, while the third suggested hiking taxes.

Council was told to focus on fiscal restraint instead by one of the groups. The proposed tax increase also split the room, with one table saying it should be higher—five per cent—another saying it should be lower—2.5 per cent—and the third split down the middle agreeing and disagreeing with the figure. The table that wanted the increase to be smaller said deeper spending cuts need to be made by council. As for the reserves, which are forecast to come in at $21.8 million by the end of 2011, the level was seen as good by some but

too high by others. When incorporation for the area was being discussed, it was predicted that only $15 million would have been set aside in reserves five years after West Kelowna came into existence. The people at the meeting who felt the figure was too high said taxes could be lower with a lower amount going to reserves. The citizens’ survey, which the municipality conducts each year, was criticized by one group as being too influenced by seniors and thus not truly representative of the entire municipality. Mayor Doug Findlat-

er said despite the differing opinions, he considered the workshop a success and believed there is a “a fair bit” of support for the direction the municipality is moving in as it relates to its finances. “It will be up to council to sort out the somewhat conflicting results,” he added. While the municipality’s $77 million budget must be finalized by May, chief financial officer Jim Zaffino said council plans to have it wrapped up in April this year. In 2011, the municipality plans to collect $22 million in property taxes from its residents.


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A MAJORITY of council has endorsed a “route rationalization” plan for reducing some transit bus service service in West Kelowna. trade-off when we signed on to Bus Rapid Transit.” He said without the reductions, the district would be looking at what he called “hefty” cost increases that West Kelowna cannot afford. But while most of the councillors appeared to support the plan recommended by B.C. Transit, it was not unanimous. In voicing her disappointment in the report, Coun. Carol Zanon said she saw “big holes” in the propsoal and did not consider it a green plan because it would mean residents with public transit now would have to turn to their own vehicles for transportation. And she said at least one of the areas affected is growing. “Smith Creek has many houses in it and more are planned,” she said. Another councillor, Rosalind Neis, who lives in the Lakeview Heights area, said her son rides the bus to and from school. Neis said he and his friends do not have good things to say about the transit system. She said in one in-

stance, a driver did not follow the regular route after calling out to passengers, asking if anyone needed to stop at a particular area. When no one responded, he bypassed the Stevens Exchange and continued into Kelowna. Some passengers who did not hear the question then had to bus back to the Westside. “It’s unacceptable not to follow the stated route,” she said. Neis added routes also have to make sense, and several currently do not. She and Zanon voted against moving forward based on the B.C. Transit report. But the concerns registered by Neis and Zanon were not enough to sway a majority of council, who instructed district staff to continue working with B.C. Transit officials to come up with a way of gathering public input about the proposed changes. While the proposed option was not officially endorsed, most councillors expressed support for it. Coun. David Knowles



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tral Okanagan’s transit master plan is, in the words of West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater, the “tradeoff” his municipality is willing to make to participate in the new rapid bus system. It would see the elimination of three low-used routes currently serving the Smith Creek, Westlake Road, Horizon and Bear Creek areas. According to B.C. Transit senior urban transportation planner Michelle Orfield, the 27 Horizon, 28 Smith Creek and 29 Bear Creek routes are not even meeting minimum use requirements set out by B.C Transit, accounting for just five per cent of local ridership. That compares to the 21 Glenrosa, 24 Shannon Lake, 20 Lakeview and 25 East Boundary routes which account for a combined 95 per cent of the ridership and 84 per cent of the total service hours. Under the plan presented by B.C. Transit, the new system would include the top four most popular routes and the new rapid bus system which would feature direct service between West Kelowna to UBCO along Highway 97 with limited stops. The plan would save West Kelowna $453,000 per year, which amounts to 31 per cent of what the municipality currently spends on transit. Currently, transit costs the municipality $1.44 million a year. The total cost of operating the system on the west side of the lake is $3.6 million, with additional transit service funding coming from B.C. Transit and fares collected from riders. “Yes, we are reducing in areas where it isn’t used as much,” acknowledged Findlater. “But that was the


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even said the cuts should be deeper and services added back into the system in future as demand rises. The other two options presented by Orfield included a more severe cut that would affect an estimated 22 per cent of the current ridership by eliminating all but the top two most used routes, Glenrosa and Shannon Lake, and reducing operating hours, and another option that would keep most of the existing system in place. The first option would reduce the costs to the district by about $700,000 per year, while the third option would reduce the cost by just under $200,000 per year. But while costs would go down, Coun. Duane Ophus cautioned against the public expecting a corresponding reduction in taxes. “Just because the cost goes down, it doesn’t mean the amount charged to taxpayers will go down,” he said. Ophus added that cost pressures on the district will require it to raise money to pay for future services, infrastructure and equipment. He described the proposed change as “exactly the right direction,” for the local transit system to be moving in. According to B.C. Transit, the Westbank First Nation council supports the proposed changes. In order to implement the changes in September—pending final approval by West Kelowna council—B.C. Transit must have an answer from council by April so it can prepare the system and educate the public.

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Double compensation concerns are often unwarranted “I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.”



hat sentence is the concluding line of one of Aesop’s fables, written over 1,500 years ago, but the expression of blowing hot and cold continues to be used today. A perfect example of “blowing hot and cold” can be found in British Columbia’s auto insurance industry. It arises because the same insurance company wears two very different hats. When wearing one hat, the insurance company decides what rehabilitation benefits you are entitled to under your own insurance. When wearing the other hat, the same insurance company defends the claim you have against the negligent motorist who caused your injuries. When handling those two separate—but very related—claims, this glaring conflict doesn’t result in any “hot and cold.” At the claim handling stage, it is to the insurance company’s benefit to blow cold, regardless of the hat the adjuster happens to be wearing. Cutting off funding for treatment saves them money, plain and simple. It’s at the trial stage when the hot comes in.

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at the trial, that your injuries have resolved and that you are not entitled to any more physiotherapy. The jury doesn’t buy it, and awards $10,000 of compensation for physiotherapy you will require in the future. After losing the “cold” argument, the same insurance company will go “hot” to try to convince the judge that as much of those physiotherapy dollars as possible are payable to you under


your own insurance, so as to deduct that amount from what they have to pay you. This comes, of course, after having cut off funding for physiotherapy long before the trial. The intention of the law is to prevent you from receiving double compensation. It wouldn’t be fair for you to recover $10,000 to cover future physiotherapy treatment, and then to make a claim for re-

imbursement of those same treatment expenses through your own insurance. The thing is, you have already made the claim for physiotherapy treatment and the insurance company has already denied your claim. There really is no risk of double compensation. The lawyer for the insurance company will say, “Yes, yes, we had cut off funding for physiotherapy, but that was be-

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surance company will honour, after the trial, obligations that they failed to honour before the trial or argued strongly against during the trial. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.






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The Regional Waste Reduction Office wants to stamp out chronic illegal dumping in our natural areas and is looking for help. As part of a widespread prevention strategy, it has started tracking unsightly dumpsites and chronic litter areas, and is calling on all outdoor enthusiasts to get involved by reporting these sites, and even eventually helping tackle the clean up. “The Okanagan is a beautiful place to live and play, but litter and illegally dumped materials spoil our beautiful landscape”, said waste reduction facilitator Eve Wolters. “We are now asking the community to assist us in keeping tabs on our natural areas, much like a neighborhood watch program. “We are also looking for assistance in keeping these areas clean. “Unfortunately, garbage illegally dumped often attracts more garbage.” Wolters added: “When you consider the time and gas it takes to drive out into the bush as well as vehicle wear and tear, illegal dumping is completely senseless. “We have many options in our community for the proper disposal of waste, many of which are low cost and some are free.” If you encounter illegal dumping or littering while out enjoying our local natural areas here are some things you can do. Start by filling in an online report form at: or calling the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250. Be sure to include: • a detailed description of the area (or GPS coordinates) for the illegal dump site • the size of the dumpsite • the type of items that were dumped • information on how we can contact you (all information will remain confidential) The Regional Waste Reduction Office will supply any groups interested in cleaning up their community with bags and gloves to support their efforts, and will arrange for the collection and disposal of litter-filled bags.

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NDP likely to acclaim Winsby: ‘Get used to it and move on’ nominee for local riding Proceed from B1

A former Summerland councillor will be the New Democratic Party candidate in Okanagan-Coquihalla in the next federal election. David Finnis will be acclaimed at the riding association’s nomination meeting March 26 at the Penticton Library. “I’m just frustrated with what is happening in federal politics,” Finnis told the Summerland Review last week, prior to learning he will be acclaimed as the candidate. He cited a number of grievances against the Conservative minority government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and accused the prime minister of disrespecting parliament. “We need transparency and honesty in our government to support the democratic system which facilitate the participation of all Canadians,” said Finnis, who has served three terms on Summerland municipal council. Finnis will enter a race that could come as early as this week if all three

Opposition parties vote against the federal budget. The budget is scheduled to be handed down Tuesday. It will also be a race without a familiar face. Conservative incumbent Stockwell Day has announced he will not seek reelection after five terms in office. Penticton councillor Dan Albas and West Kelowna businessman Rusty Ensign have both announced they plan to seek the Conservative nomination in the riding. Finnis—who said he was counting on running against Day—said Day’s announcement surprised him. Finnis said he expects that Day’s resignation will “level the playing field” heading into the election race. In the last federal election, Day took 58 per cent of the vote, easily outdistancing the second-place NDP candidate. Still, Finnis considers his chances of winning the election “excellent” with Day out of the race.

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West Kelowna council has told its staff to go ahead with drafting an Official Community Plan amendment bylaw to exclude land in the Goat’s Peak area south of Westbank from the Goat’s Peak Neighbourhood Plan Area and draft a zoning amendment bylaw related to the proposed Gellatly Village development. The decision is described by the municipal-

ity as a step to gain feedback from council as it relates to proposed development. The Gellatly Village proposal would see what is described as a significant development resulting in about 1,500 residential units and 10,000-square-metres of commercial space within the Goat’s Peak Neighbourhood Plan area on two parcels of land, abutting and divided by Gellatly Road. The applicant is pro-

posing a phased plan that would run over 10 years for the development and a comprehensive development zone to secure and guide the project and provide associated community benefits. The next steps in the application process involve a review by the municipality’s Advisory Planning Commission and an applicant-driven community consultation before the bylaws receive first reading by council.

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left to reflect the bigger third quarter bill. “Surprise is part of life,” said Coun. Bryden Winsby. “The Westbank folks were surprised, too. Get used to it and move on.”

cillors who voted for the change argued the message is already out there and has been for some time. While they agreed it may come as a surprise for some, it will be less of a surprise than if it was

to 90 per cent. “To learn more about proper wood heating practices, we have a quick, interesting and informative video you can watch on our websites. “It tells you how to burn smart and get the most out of every cord of wood. You’ll find the link at airquality.” The Wood Stove Change Out Program is a limited time offer ending April 30. For more information, a list of participating retailers or other program details visit or contact Kate Bergen at 250-469-8408.

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Six Liquid Lighting club race records smashed One short week after the B.C. short course championships in Victoria, the Liquid Lightning Swim Club was back in action at the Spring Triple Pentathlon hosted by KISU and the Kelowna AquaJets at H2O on March 11 to 13. Mitch Segal qualified for the long course provincial championships in July in Victoria with a 1:04.52 in the 100 metre backstroke. Jarret Kristiansen, 18, swam to AAA standards in the 100 m breaststroke with a 1:14.81 and the 200 m breaststroke with a 2:43.61. The Lightning continued their assault on the record board with another six club records falling over the weekend. Craig Mathieson broke Mike Crone’s record from October 2001 in the boys 11 and 12 50 m backstroke with a 34.98 on his way to second place in the first day of competition. Lacey Falkingham set a club record in the girls 13 and 14 year old 50 m butterfly with a 32.02, breaking Alexandria Holland’s mark from March 2007. Kosta Prodanovic broke his own record from December 2010 in the boys 17 over 50 m backstroke with a 28.74. Anthony Russo broke his own records in the boys 17 and over 50 m breaststroke and the 50 m fly. Russo also swam a 1:03.45 in the 100 m individual medley to take out Rob Charland’s club record from October 1995. Lightning swimmers swept the top three positions girls 13 and 14 division on opening day. Lauren Fauchon, 14, broke the 30 second mark in the 50 m freestyle with a 29.69 and had the lowest combined times for the 50 m back, breast, free and


fly events and the 100 m I.M. Makayla Skrlac, 14, and Lacey Falkingham, 14, finished second and third respectively. Quinn Kristiansen and Alex Diaz finished second and third respectively on the boys 13-14 division of the 50 m events. Anthony Russo and Kosta Prodanovic finished second and third in the boys 15 and over division, while Christina Russo and Jennifer Short had the second and third lowest combined times in the girls 15 and over category. The 14-year-old Lightning girls also swept the 200 metre events combined with the 400 m I.M. on Saturday. Elizabeth Aguiar had the lowest combined times with team mates Makayla Skrlac and Lacey Falkingham finishing second and third. Jennifer Short won the girls 15 and over division on Saturday with Christina Russo finishing second. Kosta Prodanovic swam to second in the boys 15 and over. Sunday saw swimmers competing in four 100 metre events as well as 200 m I.M. Elizabeth Aguiar won the 13 and 14 year old girls division with Lacey Falkingham coming third. Anthony Russo, 17, won the boys 15 and over division with the lowest combined total with team-mate Kosta Prodanovic coming second. Jennifer Short swam to the secondlowest combined times in the girls 15 and over division. Iron Lightning Lacey Falkingham, Jessica Forbes, Kosta Prodanovic, Jarret Kristiansen, Mitch Segal, Christina Russo, Jennifer Short and Kirsten Allen competed in all 15 events of the threeday Pentathlon.

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TELEMARK SKIERS (from left) Scott McKinnon, Matt Shipley and Ian Williams took part in the B.C. Midget Championships earlier this month at Whistler.


Three local skiers win technique awards at midget provincials Seventeen members of the Telemark Junior Development program took part in the B.C. Midget Championships over the March 5-6 weekend. The championships were held at the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley, the same trails that were used for the Vancouver Olympic Nordic events. The Midget Championships attracted 178 of the top BC boy and girl skiers in the 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 age groups. Over the weekend the Telemark skiers captured 15 individual and relay medals as well as a 3rd overall in the club aggregate. Scott McKinnon, Grayson McKinnon and

Ian Williams were also awarded 3 of the 10 technique awards. Saturday individual classic 2km 1998 Girls Veronika Dimova, 5th Madeline Ertel, 8th Jillian Sader, 15th 1999 Girls Kyra McNulty, 8th Madison Dickie, 9th Kiana McNulty, 16th 2000 Girls Ailie Hayman, 3rd 2000 Boys Ian Williams, 1st Ben Shipley, 5th Matt Shipley, 9th Scott McKinnon, 10th 2001 Girls Abigail Ertel, 10th

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technique sprints 1998 Girls Madeline Ertel, 10th Veronika Dimova, 11th Jillian Sader, 13th 1999 Girls Kyra McNulty, 9th Kiana McNulty, 15th Madison Dickie, 16th 2000 Girls Ailie Hayman, 4th 2000 Boys Ian Williams, 1st Matt Shipley, 9th Matt Shipley, 10th Scott McKinnon, 11th 2001 Girls Sally Haaheim, 9th Abigail Ertel, 11th Kennedy Dickie, 12th 2001 Boys Aaron Myshak-Davis, 1st Hamish Graham, 4th Grayson McKinnon, 5th

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Ready to take life in a new direction away from politics B y now I’m sure most of you have heard the news of my decision as the Conservative MP for the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding. First, even though it has received broad media coverage, I don’t want to presume that everyone is aware of my decision. After all, some people do things like enjoying the stunning natural beauty of our constituency and may not have paid attention to the news last weekend. Others may be so understandably focused on issues of much deeper importance, such as the human tragedy ongoing in Japan, that other things have just faded away in significance. So first, let me take this opportunity to repeat my official statement I released last weekend which deals with the matter at hand: “It will be exactly 25 years ago on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, that I was honoured with my first nomination to public office. Now, after 14 years

Stockwell Day in provincial government and almost 11 years at the federal level it is time to move on. I hereby announce that I will not be seeking re-election at the end of this mandate. “Though there would be exciting and satisfying days ahead in public office, after prayerful consideration, Valorie and I feel at peace with our decision. “Along with memories which I will forever cherish, I will also forever carry a debt of unrepayable gratitude to so many people. “To my wife, who more than any person on earth is responsible for each and every success I

have been allowed to experience. Her unlimited inner strength, unfailing love and untold reserves of grace have seen us through the most incredible challenges and the most wonderful breakthroughs. “To our dear family members, who have been arm in arm with us every step of the way, we would have been lost without them. “To so many supporters, workers and colleagues through the years who gave so unselfishly in too many ways to mention. “To constituents in the cities and towns from two of Canada’s most beautiful provinces, for their input, guidance and trust in electing me on nine separate occasions to represent them. “And to Prime Minister Harper for allowing me the privilege to serve under his outstanding leadership. That leadership has led our nation through the most troubling economic times in over half a century.

Regional Parks Guide for 2011 now available Parks Guide 2011— your 4-1-1 on regional parks; they’re close, they’re large and they’re natural! Each is an apt description for any of your 28 regional parks in the Central Okanagan. And the new ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks 2011’ outlines everything you need to enjoy them. “The eight-page colour foldout brochure has the low down on all our activities and programs for the rest of the year,” said regional district spokesman Bruce Smith. “From upcoming exhibits at the EECO, to our handy ‘Year at a Glance,’ to the ever popular map showing each regional park, its location and some of the features and amenities, you’ll find when you get there, the guide is your one stop information source for everything in our regional parks system.” Smith said with Spring Break fast approaching, parents may want to check out the dates, times and registration prices for this year’s Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps. And it’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s Junior Naturalists Day Camp program during the summer in July and August.

“The Regional Parks guide also has the details about our returning and expanded Tracks Walking Club program. It will run for 12 consecutive weeks this spring and for an additional five weeks in the fall. “You’ll also find information about the popular weekly hike program during June and July, visiting eight different regional parks and this spring’s ‘Go Fish’ program, giving youngsters a chance to learn the sport of angling close to their own backyard.” The 2011 Regional Parks Guide is available anytime online by visiting Or you can pick up a copy at many locations across the Central Okanagan including the Regional District office, 1450 KLO Rd., the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park. You may also find the guide at any local government office, recreation centre or tourist and information offices across the Central Okanagan. For more information about any regional parks programs, visit or call the EECO at 250-4696140.

“His belief (and insistence within his caucus) that every MP must be allowed equal ground to speak up vigorously for their constituents is the foundation of decision making upon which we develop the policies for our nation. “I wish the Prime Minister full success in the days ahead in the efforts on behalf of all Canadians in maintaining a Canada that stands strong and free. And I pledge my ongoing, whole hearted support in that shared pursuit. “They desired a better country.” Since the release of that statement and the subsequent coverage, Val and I have been overwhelmed (and humbled) by the number of calls, emails and ‘wishers of well’ wherever we go. Don’t worry. Even though I am allowing it all to go to my heart, I will not let it go to my head. I’ve been around long enough to know that there are also those who are delighted to see me go, for

any number of reasons. There are a couple of constituent-based questions that keep repeating themselves more than others, which I would like to respond to. First, am I stepping down immediately? No, I will continue with the mandate which a majority of you as voters have honoured me with. That means, until the upcoming election, whenever it is coming up. The position of the government on this is that we think most Canadians do not feel this is the best time for an election. We would prefer to stay focused on maintaining our economy as the strongest in the industrialized world and keeping the momentum on job creation going. As you are aware, other political leaders are indicating they will try to force an election. Whenever that ultimately happens, I will remain as your MP until an election is called. Second, are we planning to move away? No

plans to do that. As Val says, “Why would anyone want to leave paradise?” Third, somebody said to me, “After all these years in politics you must be burnt out and stressed?” Not at all. Sure there are times, as with any job, when I have felt fatigued. But I can honestly say that serving as your MP is energizing and gratifying. In other words, you keep me going. The time goes quickly, but as a friend once told me, “Life is not short, it lasts forever.” So, knowing there’s another life after politics, I’ll keep doing my best as MP until it’s time for change. And in response to another question, Val has informed me she has no plans to run for the position, even though I know she would get way more votes than I do. This week, I will be in the riding for meetings and events, then Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton.

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Call me if you need to get together. We’ll make it happen. *** P.S: Just saw a guy on the local news saying Tim’s coffee cups are going to overwhelm the landfills of the nation. Appreciate his concern given I just published last week a list of initiatives we’re doing for the environment. However, I’ve also just seen some numbers that indicate how small a Timmys cup is when it’s compressed. At the present rate of cross Canada consumption, it would take 385 years to fill one hole 25 feet deep and the size of one Canadian football field. I’m good with that. Now I’m off to grab a large coffee, single cream and hopefully win a free doughnut! Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla and president of the federal Treasury Board.


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It means having an agent that’s experienced in negotiating, closing sales, marketing and advertising and call conversion. Five times platinum is an honor, but it also means that all of my clients get consistent quality from a veteran in the business. I work with approx. 60% sellers and 40% buyers and typically get 3-4% more out of my listings than the average agent in the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board. As well I typically sell 35-43% of my own listings.


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Your nose knows: Does your workplace pass the sniff test?


e’ve all had the experience of a scent magically transporting us to a particular time or place. Some scents evoke meaningful memories, like frolicking in a field of flowers as a child or smelling the skin of someone near and dear. Some bring on different sensations, like a blinding headache. Recently, I walked through a store’s cosmetics department. The jumble of scents made me light-headed and reminded me of an old maxim: Your nose knows. Although the phrase entered the public’s consciousness through a cartoon toucan shilling for a sugary breakfast cereal, it has some truth. Your sense of smell


David Suzuki can often detect when things are amiss. When I walk into the potent cloud of perfumes, colognes, and fragranced body products, I get dizzy and I start to sneeze. My nose tells me that something isn’t right. In centuries past, the lack of basic sanitation and questionable personal bathing regimes might have made for some sticky, and stinky, encounters. So having some nice lavender oil or a spritz of floral essence to mask

body odours would have been kindly appreciated by your kith and kin. Today, most scents don’t come from local fields and gardens, but rather from far off laboratories and overseas factories. And with running water and sanitation in our homes and workplaces, keeping personal odours under control shouldn’t be much of a challenge. Yet, as a society, we continue to spend billions to bathe our bodies in artificial scents. The cosmetics industry has done a great job of casting a romantic light on its wares. These companies rarely miss an opportunity to present full-page ads and two-storey billboards with their products propped up by scantily clad super-

models to make synthetic scents seem sexy. While my disorienting trips through the cosmetics aisle are irritating to me, I know that for many Canadians the aversion to chemicals used in bodycare products is much more serious. For some people, exposure to these scents and fragrances can trigger acute health problems, ranging from disorientation to breathing difficulties and asthma attacks. What’s more, some of the chemicals used as fragrance ingredients have been linked to chronic health issues like reproductive problems and cancer. I’m happy that the office where I work had the foresight years ago to implement a fragrance-free policy.

Groups like the Canadian Lung Association have long argued that workplaces should adopt policies to keep staff and guests from dousing themselves in scents before heading to the office. This is done as a courtesy to colleagues who are sensitive to such chemicals or who may simply not be as enthralled with the scent of the month, even if it bears the name of a hot celebrity or the hippest fashion label. The one thing you won’t find advertised on billboards, or even the ingredient list of your personal care products, is exactly what chemicals are used in the fragrance mix. Manufacturers aren’t required by law to disclose the ingredients used to scent, or sometimes

“unscent,” their products. It is considered a trade secret. Instead, the general terms “parfum” or “fragrance” appear on ingredient lists. Groups like the David Suzuki Foundation are demanding that the fragrance loophole be closed and that consumers be told what ingredients are in their products. Author and broadcaster Gillian Deacon’s book There’s Lead in Your Lipstick and the U.S. Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ website are good resources for learning about toxics in cosmetic products and about products to avoid. That new-car smell is really a host of harmful chemicals. Some air fresheners contain heavy metals. The smell associat-

ed with new vinyl shower curtains includes dozens of volatile chemicals that are bad for you. And of course, any kids’ toys that smell like a chemical refinery when you open the packaging should be avoided. While these hazards are all too common, using the sniff test is a good start. We can control the amount of fragranced products and chemicals that we bring into our home and work environment. Adopt fragrancefree policies. Shop wisely. Read ingredients lists. And use some common sense to avoid harmful scents. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation communications specialist Jode Roberts.

Invitation extended to join in the Community 20 Minute Makeover campaign The Regional Waste Reduction Office is encouraging people to participate in the 5th annual Community Twenty Min-

ute Makeover on April 1, a community-wide litter clean-up campaign. “This event is actually the kick-start to Com-

munity Clean Up month which runs the entire month of April,” said Rae Stewart regional waste reduction facilitator.

“We’re asking anyone—residents, businesses, community groups and schools—to take just 20 minutes on April 1 and

do a little clean-up in their neighbourhoods or place of business.” Stewart said her office will provide free garbage

bags and gloves for picking up litter and will arrange to have the garbagefilled bags picked up and taken to the landfill after-

wards. Graffiti busting kits are also available. To register your group for garbage bags and gloves, call 250-469-6250.

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