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enough. Add into the mix, you’re being treated for depression and anxiety disorders. ••• According to a 2009 study by the American Health College Association, 84 per cent of the college students polled said over the past year they had felt at some time “overwhelmed by all they had to do” and 81 per cent “felt exhausted.” As many as 49 per cent felt “overwhelming anxiety” and six per cent said they had “seriously considered suicide.” It’s understandable. Some students are away from home for the first time, without their sup-

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alarmed about; in fact, it may be that students are more likely to seek help and college staff and faculty are more aware and supportive of helping the students in their mental health. Wiebe says, “I don’t see a lot of evidence of mental health issues in the general public increasing. I don’t think the report suggests there are more mental health disorders. But, there is more awareness.” “There is less stigma to self-identify,” explains Wiebe. “There are fantastic initiatives to educate people early.” In many cases, students already have had their mental health issues

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ental illness can affect up to 20 per cent of the population in varying levels of severity. The causes are not always completely understood, but according to information from Health Canada, are described as “a complex interplay of genetic, biological, personality and environmental factors; however, the brain is the final common pathway for the control of behaviour, cognition, mood and anxiety.” What’s important to note is that mental health issues can be treated effectively. Gaining knowledge is the first step in getting help. Here are some compiled facts and information about different mental illnesses. Mood disorders, also known as affective disorders, affect how children feel about themselves, other people and life in general. Approximately eight per cent of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. Approximately one per cent will experience bipolar disorder. The onset of mood disorders usually occurs during adolescence. They include: • Depression • Bipolar disorder (manic depression) • Suicidal behaviour. Anxiety disorders involve an unusual degree of fearfulness, worry and even terror. Anxiety disorders affect 12 per cent of the population, causing mild to severe impairment. Types include: • General anxiety disorder

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Kelowna pilot ‘hard-working dad’ Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

The search for pilot Rama Tello and the three passengers aboard the small plane that went missing Tuesday, continued unsuccessfully into the end of the week, while those who know the man stepped forward to refute unflattering media reports. Various news stories implied that the plane had ties to drug trafficking, and that those who offered up a hefty cash reward to find Tello and his passengers, were also embroiled in the crime world. Although a brief search of Tello’s criminal record yielded little more than a few traffic infractions, inference has loomed large in the last few days, said the Kelowna lawyer who sold Tello the plane. “I’ve seen the media do this before—this is very common,” said Marc Whittemore, saying he was told that some of the people putting up reward money were connected to the drug trade, but he doesn’t “get that link.” He also doesn’t understand all the confusion about the fact the ownership on Tello’s plane is linked back to a numbered company, not a per-

sonal name. A numbered company, he explained, is common fare when it comes to big ticket items, like planes. Selling them as part and parcel of a corporation avoids further taxation. That said, Whittemore’s interests lie in finding out what happened to the man he described as a “hard working guy.” “Mr. Tello is client and a friend and I am saddened by the prospect of the plane going missing and the likely consequences of it going missing,” he said. “He’s a single parent with a young son. He’s a hard working guy who is enthusiastic about flying and was taking his brother and a couple of buddies to Vancouver.” While Whittemore didn’t know exactly what Tello’s profession was, he said he was told he worked in alternative energy, possibly ethanol. Character issues aside, Whittemore also offered some insights into what may have caused the flight to go off course. By his estimates, the plane would have been near maximum weight capacity with four passengers and that could have led to any number of difficulties. Especially when

the weather is factored in. “Hot weather leads to what we call higher density altitudes, which reduces the lift capability of the wing in the airplane,” he said, of the plane he said he’s taken on that same route many times in the past. “So, the result is you have a low climb rate, and high mountains just to the west of Penticton, and with some smoke in the air that inhibits visibility…all of those factors would make the mission less forgiving concerning any judgemental or mechanical error that may have occurred.” By the third day of searching, pilot and searchmaster Capt. Scott Cursley announced another military aircraft, a Hercules from 17 Wing Winnipeg, will soon join the search, raising the tally of search aircraft to 13. During his morning brief, Cursley said smoke from the various wildfires in the area may now hinder the efforts and requested that air crews to be cautious of other aircraft in the area that are fighting these fires. He also asked that the public come forward with any information they may have. Already, South Okanaganites have been dial-

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ing in their reports. “There have been calls we received of people reporting about the possibly associated aircraft the day of, but not anything past the time it went missing, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “A resident of Kaleden has reported seeing a similar description plane bearing towards the Keremeos Princeton area but there has been nothing substantial.” For those who have seen anything, call 1-877907-5040.

RCMP assist in search Police said Friday that their role in the case of a missing airplane is currently one of assisting searchers amid media reports that suggested the plane was linked to the drug trade. The Province newspaper later reported friends denied the link and an RCMP spokesman on Friday called the initial report “a lot of speculation.” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said RCMP are assisting Canadian Forces and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in the search

for the plane, which vanished during a Penticton to Victoria flight on Tuesday evening. “Our role right now is an assistance role,” he said. He also said they are accepting any information anyone might have about the location of the plane. Earlier this week, a poster offering a $10,000 reward was apparently circulated by a “friend of the family,” suggesting people with information call Penticton RCMP, said Moskaluk.

Although the RCMP are not “associated” with the reward, they are welcoming calls that might aid in the search, he added. Police have not released the ages or genders of the people aboard the plane, but records indicate the missing airplane is owned by a numbered company that is headed up by a man named Rama Tello. Those records list his address as a post office box in Kelowna.

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Police are searching for a man who robbed a local restaurant after claiming he had a gun. Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, a man walked into the Highway 33 Subway, told the two employees that he had a gun, and demanded cash, police say.

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Prevention programs now in place Mental from A6 “We need the skilled talent of everyone,” she says. That has meant a focus on prevention and promotion. To that end, UBCO is working at lessening the feeling of isolation for students. Campus communities are created to give a sense of belonging and having students look out for each other. Often it may be another student recognizing that someone needs help. It could also be a faculty member or staff member. UBCO counsellor Tracey Sutton, one of two full-time counsellors for about 6,000 students, says she tries to keep a positive and approachable public persona when out on campus. The idea is that if students see her as some-

one they can talk to, they won’t be intimidated to come in when they need to. She’s involved in campus committees and leads a walking group to that end, as well as to show how physical health helps people be more resilient to mental health issues. Students, also, are coming in with more knowledge about mental health. Some of the stigma is slipping. “I see a trend that mental illness is talked about more. More people are accessing help in the general population,” Sutton explains. “They’re realizing prevention is a fairly normal thing.” The goal is to treat someone when issues start happening rather than wait until the situation is desperate.

Sutton hasn’t seen a change in the severity of cases coming forward, but notes there could be more symptoms triggered by outside factors, as well, such as the economy and family pressures. Most commonly students come in for anxiety, depression or relationship concerns, which may be anything from roommate problems to a girlfriend or parent issue. There is a sense of knowing they need help. “It’s a more resilient population,” Sutton explains, “that knows how to get resources, manage stress with more confi-

dence.” Wiebe also sees students taking more control and recognizing when they need help. “It’s usually pretty black and white when they need help,” he says. “They are not able to get to class. They haven’t handed things in. Something’s not working.” While not all students will get help and many need to be reached, chances are they will at least know the help is there. “Post secondary is more acceptable for students who, a few decades ago, would not be able to go,” says Wiebe.

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the fire before fire crews arrived limited the damage to property as the fire encroached within 15 feet of a home,” he added. The fire did destroy a large portion of a fence on the property, he said, but no injuries were reported. Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.

••• Meanwhile, fire crews continued to patrol Knox Mountain Park on Friday after extinguishing a Wednesday night brush fire that has been determined to be “person caused.” “We can only report that it was human caused. Whether it was intentional or accidental cannot be de-

termined,” said Doherty. The fire was reported to fire crews just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday and arriving firefighters found a 30 by 50 metre wildfire in Knox Mountain Park, off Poplar Point. A park access road served as a natural fire guard on one side of the flames, Doherty said, and

firefighters were able to build a guard around the fire and contain and eventually suppress the fire. Doherty said Thursday evening that crews were continuing to deal with hot spots and were expected to continue patrols of the area on Friday. cwierda@kelownacapnews.com

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Air quality looks worse than it is: experts Though one could smell smoke in the air Friday afternoon, the Okanagan’s air quality was officially all right, according to the province. Friday morning the provincial

website B.C. Air Quality included advisories for Burns Lake, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Kamloops, Quesnel and Williams Lake. The Cariboo region of the province is currently where two-

thirds of B.C.’s wildfires are burning and, though the smoke was quite evident in the Okanagan, no mention of a warning for this area was made. In fact, a warning for the

Revestoke, Golden and the Radium Hot Springs region—one of the closest problem areas to the Okanagan—had been lifted. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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be determined until they finish an ongoing medical investigation, which involves toxicology tests and microscopic analysis, he said. The body of McLaughlan was found inside a tent off Gellatly and Carrington Roads in

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used by other players. Graydon said there were 12 customers whose accounts were accessed by other players. Any winnings were paid out to both players, and BCLC paid for credit monitoring for those whose bank information may have been revealed. Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman attended the launch of PlayNow. com in July, calling it a secure alternative to unregulated casino sites that

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an idea as to how involved he is. Being on my own with the children for this length of time gave me a small glimpse as to what it must be like to be a single parent. I have several friends raising their kids solo, with little or no help from the fathers, and I always wonder how in the heck they do it. Between the kids, the dogs and all the stuff my husband normally does, I had far less time for work than I usually do. And when I say work, I’m not talking about the endless housework or laundry I allowed to pile up. But that’s what it must be like every day for single parents who don’t have a strong support system to help. For them, it is

much trickier to find the time and resources to realize their hopes and dreams. Even with a tremendous partner like mine, I still find it difficult balancing home and work and often wish I’d followed my dreams before I had children. Back then I could afford to focus on myself. And even though it seemed I never had enough time to do

everything I wanted to, I can see now that I actually had all the time in the world. But time wasn’t really the issue. The problem was not having a clue what my dreams even were. It’s pretty hard to focus on something that blurry. Now when I meet young people who know exactly what they want to be when they grow up I feel excited for them. They have a huge head start and if they can just focus on their goals and keep their eyes on their prize, they’ll realize their dreams and continue to make more as they live their lives. My own kids are young. My daughter’s only seven years old and my son is turning 10 next week. Despite their ages, I often ask them what

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NEWS ▼ AROUND TOWN

Kelowna loses an ardent advocate for the mobility challenged

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Charlie Hodge widely as a prolific letter writer, and a formidable scrabble player. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and will certainly be greatly missed around the discussion table of the city’s accessibility advisory committee. Likewise his humour and friendship will be greatly missed by those residing at Mountainview Village. A celebration of his life will be held at Mountainview Village, 1540 KLO Road, Kelowna on Aug. 31 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS), Box 25141, Mission Park PO, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Y7 Cheques made payable to CRIS - or via www.adaptiveadventures.ca/donations. ••• On cheerier note,

music fans who get this rag Saturdays will want to grab their hat and cowboy boots and boogie on up to Vernon tonight for an evening of music by the Cruzeros. Barry Mathers, Curtis Tulman, Gary Smythe and other Cruzero’s will be opening tonight (Saturday) for Canadian music legends Prairie Oyster at the Motoplex in Vernon. Tickets are at the door or at http://www.motoplexspeedway.com/ Meanwhile Tulman Smythe, and others in the band Cowboy Bob are also turning out some interesting tunes lately and word has it that they have just recorded their first tune for a CD. The Bobs, who play tunes from the 1920’s to early 1960’s have just recorded the old classic tune Ghost Riders. Cowboy Bob is also among the groups set to play the sixth annual Bridge Youth and Family Services Night of the Arts set for Nov. 20 this year. Also joining the Night of the Arts will be Robert Fine and his 16-piece orchestra as well as the popular Bluegrass band Day Late and Dollar Short.

The evening is already shaping up to be an awesome event. To donate any art work for the event’s silent auction fundraiser that night contact Dennis at 763-0456. ••• If you are a business person, even from out of town, then consider taking in the regular Downtown Kelowna Association’s After 5 social this Wednesday. Join businesses from Kelowna and elsewhere

for a refreshment, some snacks, and a social two hours of meet and greet on Aug 25 from 5-7. The evening is hosted by Design Mode Studios and held at the Kelowna Art where you’ll be able to sip wine from Bighorn Cellars, beer from Tree Brewing, and delicious appies from Truffles Chocolate Cafe & Restaurant. Be sure to bring your business card to be entered for a chance to win some great door prizes!

••• I mentioned recently that the Robert Pickton scenario will continue to unravel interesting information - and this past week more news was released from Vancouver showing that up to a dozen women could have been saved if the case had not been bumbled somewhat by RCMP and Vancouver police. Now the province is carefully reviewing an internal Vancouver police investigation report just

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Spa Month has become a summer ritual in Miami. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau offers Spa Month, (http://www. miamispamonth.com/), a seasonal event featuring a month of discounted prices at high-end spas and resorts in the Miami area. This year Spa Month took place in July, which is the off-season peak in Miami; however, some salons have cut prices on spa services until October. Participating spas and hotels include the Fontainebleu, Eden Roc, Ritz Carlton Spa in Key Biscayne and the Biltmore Hotel. The discounted spa rates typically include all-day access to other resort amenities—the pool, lounge

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—It was a don’tworry, be-happy kind of cruise aboard the tall ship Manitou. The 114-foot-long schooner exuded a laidback Caribbean vibe, which was strangely appropriate because we were sailing on Grand Traverse Bay; its aquamarine waters look almost Caribbean because of its springfed streams and sand deposits. The vibe was pretty obvious when Captain Cheyenne sat back on the two-hour cruise and steered the wheel with her feet. We were in the slow lane, enjoying the lake breezes and the scenery. We were traveling 2 knots—at best. We also sat becalmed for 10 minutes in the center of the bay waiting for what had been a mild breeze to reappear. The windjammer Manitou is one of the big attractions in Traverse City on Michigan’s northwest coast. The city sits at the southern end of Grand Traverse Bay that is part of Lake Michigan. The bay is 32 miles long, 10 miles wide and up to 620 feet deep. It is divided into West Bay and East Bay by the scenic Old Mission Peninsula.

The entire bay is an underwater preserve managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. It is the state’s 12th underwater preserve, with more than 30 wrecks, most from the 1840s to the 1920s. It covers 295 square miles and was established in 2008. Traverse City is Up North, as Michiganders say. That means north of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and Bay City. Traverse City with 15,000 residents is known for its sugar-sand beaches, cherries, vineyards, nearby sand dunes, restaurants, shopping, golf courses, ski areas, galleries, casinos and trails. From Traverse City north 70 miles to Harbor Springs is Michigan’s summer tourist destination. It is a water-andbeach playground, dominated by lodges, resorts, hotels and motels. Traverse City gets 2 million visitors a year, most from June to August. It has been hailed as one of America’s top beach towns by AOL Travel and as one of America’s most charming small towns by Tripadvisor.com. It is also a sailing town with a long history. Sailpowered vessels played a key role in developing the Upper Great Lakes. Traverse City today has more

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dows provide ventilation. Family-style meals are served aboard with food prepared over the boat’s wood-burning stove. Hot showers are provided. Passengers take care of their own cabins. The mood is casual and relaxing. The ship anchors for the night at nearby attractions, including Beaver Island and car-free North and South Manitou islands in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Other stops might include a general store dating to 1839 on the Old Mission Peninsula or a historic fishing village, St. James, on Beaver Island. There’s a very good chance of seeing historic lighthouses, doing some beachcombing and paddling sea kayaks. The overnight itineraries are pretty much determined by the direction of the prevailing winds. This year’s overnight sailing schedule includes a women’s wellness cruise Sept. 10-13; a wine-tasting cruise Sept. 17-20; a music cruise with singersongwriter Lee Murdock Sept. 24-27; and an astronomy cruise Oct. 1-4. The fee is $685 a person (double occupancy). The minimum age is 12. The Manitou has no television and no Internet access. Passengers are asked not to bring cell phones aboard. For information, contact the Traverse Tall Ship Co. at 13390 SW Bayshore Drive, Traverse City, Mich. 49684, 800678-0383 or 231-941r2000. The Web site is

http://www.tallshipsailing.com. ••• The Maritime Heritage Alliance has its own flotilla of tall ships on Grand Traverse Bay: the schooner Madeline, the cutter Champion and the Welcome, a replica of a 19th-century British armed sloop. The Madeline is its biggest vessel: a 92-foot, twin-masted replica of an 1840s cargo ship. It is open to landlubbers and offers limited public sails. For information, contact the alliance at 13268 SW Bayshore Drive, Traverse City, Mich. 49684, 231-946-2647, http:// www.maritimeheritagealliance.org. The Inland Seas Education Association in nearby Suttons Bay has its own floating classroom: the schooner Inland Seas with its trademark bloodred sails. The 77-foot twinmasted schooner offers educational and stewardship programs on the ecology of the Great Lakes and Grand Traverse Bay for all ages. It gets 5,000 passengers a year. Prices start at $40 for half-day educational sail programs. For information, contact the nonprofit association at P.O. Box 218, 100 Dame St., Suttons Bay, Mich. 49682, 231271-3077, http://www. greatlakeseducation.org/ schoolship. For Traverse City tourist information, call 800-TRAVERSE or visit http://www.visittraversecity.com. You can write to 101 W. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, Mich. 49684.

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Insurance Number with you as this is a key piece of information for identify theft. When you are using your PIN ensure that you are blocking the machine from the view of others. Use an ATM machine that is in a secure location, preferably inside your bank. At home, put your bank statements and blank cheques away. This is especially important if you have people coming into your home to assist you. Do not fill in or sign any personal cheques until the actual time that they are needed. All government cheques can be deposited directly into your bank account to eliminate the chance of them being lost or stolen. Keep your credit card allowable limit as low as possible and tell the bank that you do not want it in-

creased. This limits your exposure in case of theft. If family members are responsible for the seniors’ financial affairs then the bank statement should be mailed to their home. For some seniors, receiving the statement can increase anxiety if they do not understand what it means. Remove any blank cheques as seniors are generous and may be writing cheques to people who could abuse their generosity. If credit card accounts are not required then close them or keep the credit level to a low dollar amount. It limits the dollars available for seniors who have a gambling problem or those who shop online too much. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257 www.seniorsconsulting.net

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Standing tall on Dieppe Square, marching to the music of the combined bands, honouring the best among them, more than 600 army cadets from Western Canada brought the 62nd summer of training at Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre to an end on Friday. Relatives, friends and visitors were invited to watch the pomp and ceremony of the final parade and Sunset Ceremony. Reviewing the final parade was to be Brigadier-General K. L. Woiden, deputy commander Land Force Western Area and Joint Task Force West. A former army cadet and member of the Bisley Rifle Team, Woiden began his military career in the Okanagan when he enrolled in the British Columbia Dragoons in 1975. Cadets on parade Friday finished either three or six-week courses, including basic leadership, fitness and sports, expedition, basic, marksman, physical education and

recreation training, musicianship, drill and ceremonial, adventure, and rifle coach. Cadets enrolled in the final intake of the twoweek general training course held their final parade on Sicily Square at Friday morning. The reviewing officer for the general training final parade was Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Phil Sherwin, president of the Army Cadet League of Canada, B.C. Branch. The Vernon centre is the oldest continuous army cadet summer training centre in Canada and over the summer more than 1,000 cadets from across Western Canada took one of 15 courses offered there. The army cadet program is designed for youth who are interested in learning new skills, experiencing adventurous activities, undertaking national or international expeditions, travel and making new friends from across the country. At present, more than

2,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are enrolled in one of the many local corps in B.C. They are lead by 400 adult instructors, members of the Cadet Instructor Cadre, a branch of the Canadian Forces. Nationally, more than 55,000 cadets in approxi-j mately 1,115 army, sea and air cadet units make up the largest federallysponsored program in the country. After the final volley of the Feu de Joie was fired, after the last notes of Amazing Grace echoed from the backdrop, after the sun set on another summer and the guests departed, the cadets packed up their bags and returned home. This weekend, more than 30,000 young cadets will be travelling across Canada. In Vernon, senior army staff and the maintenance crews will remain for two more weeks to conclude their duties and to ready the centre for the winter.

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reating a state of joy is like physical exercise. It’s something that you have to practice to get really good at. f And just like exercise, if you do not work out the circuits in your brain that are associated with joy, then these pathways become dormant and weak as well. Children intrinsically just know how to find joy and to be joyous. Just closely watch a two-yearold and you will see it immediately. They live in the moment and can easily express their feelings. They don’t harbour resentment or stay angry for f r▼ r

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Annie Hopper long. They can go from crying to laughing within a couple of minutes and can find humour in the smallest things. So how can we create this internal state of joy as adults? Below are a few tips for you to help pump up your joy muscles. • Live in the moment Find something that you can appreciate in this

very moment and immerse yourself in it. What are you seeing, what are you hearing, what you are you feeling? Relax your body and your breathing into it while plastering a huge grin on your face. When you smile or laugh, even if you feel like you are faking it, your brain will automatically release the neuro chemicals associated with a state of joy. Be silly Acting like an adult is totally over-rated. I remember a time when a group of friends all went to dinner and wore red clown noses. It was really hard to have any kind of serious conversation

while wearing a clown nose. Stop worrying Another way to promote joy is to be mindful of your language and stop worrying. Worry is just borrowed fear and prevents you from being present and also blocks you from feeling joy. When you find yourself worrying, stop and write down what your underlying fear is and counter it with a more realistic and healthy thought. Have awareness of your inner critic Another way to promote your joy circuits is to become aware of your

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their electricity bills. FortisBC PowerSense community ambassadors were on site in Kelowna earlier this month to distribute the kits, as well as clotheslines and energy-efficient light bulbs to qualifying customers. They also gave useful tips on how to install and use the products most effectively.

“The Kelowna Food Bank is very pleased to be working with the FortisBC on this initiative,” says Lenetta Thordarson, associate executive director at the Kelowna Food Bank. “These tools help our recipients save precious household dollars, and gives them the opportunity to learn more about saving energy at home.”

Energy saving products like clotheslines, weather stripping and light bulbs can go a long way in preventing energy losses in a home. Each energy saving kit contains approximately $75 worth of products like compact fluorescent light bulbs, water-saving showerheads, faucet aerators and weather stripping.

inner critic and to silence it. That’s the voice within that judges or criticizes you. The “you’re not good enough” or “don’t be so stupid” voice that keeps you feeling small and inadequate somehow. Having awareness of this inner critic and changing your internal dialogue to one of support and love will help to pave the way for more joy in your life. Try giving your inner critic the voice of a cartoon character so that you don’t take it to heart. Practice gratitude I know that it sounds

almost corny to do so, but the truth is that your brain is more likely to remember the negative events in your life than the positive. That’s neither good nor bad. It’s just the hardwiring or the hard drive of your brain. So in order for us to stay focused on what’s going right in our lives and to feed the circuits of joy, we need to consciously remind ourselves of the good things and replay them over and over again. Simple things like “I went for coffee with a friend,” or “I had a good night’s sleep.” When we consciously

record our gratitude on a daily basis, we are in fact rewiring our brain to look for patterns and associations of joy. Creating an internal state of joy is not merely laughter, or finding something funny. It is a personal choice that has a profound affect on our health, our quality of life and the way in which we perceive life. It is a conscious choice to bring your best self into the present moment and squeeze every juicy drop out of life. Annie Hopper is a core belief counsellor.

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Calling for MLA recalls is easy, paying for it— not so simple To the editor: Your recent Sound Off question should have read or a follow-up question should read: “Will you have the same enthusiasm to personally finance a recall of any or all MLAs as you did registering your name on the HST petition?” I do not own a business and am not a member of the Liberal party or chamber of commerce. I am simply a proud tax payer and I do not want my hard earned tax dollars going to a one-issue recall. I’m sure the Vander Zalms, NDP, unionists and petition signers will demonstrate their sincerity and credibility by sponsoring a recall to the tune of forty plus million dollars. John Johnson, Kelowna

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ow that a judge But, in light of CITY has echoed what Chief Justice Robert CONFIDENTIAL Elections B.C. Bauman’s comments had already announced, in delivering his judgthat the petitions calling ment Friday, it’s hard to for the abolition of the see that the legal case Harmonized Sales Tax against the petition ever are valid, it’s time to get Alistair had a chance. on with dealing with the The case was Waters tax’s future. brought by a group Like a bad soap representing big busiopera the ongoing saga of the HST is ness and basically said the tax is federal getting tiresome. jurisdiction so petitions under the provOn one hand we have former B.C. incial initiative law should be ruled out premier and anti-HST zealot Bill Vanof order. der Zalm determined to deep six the But Bauman went so far as to quote tax, and on the other we have Premier the premier, saying he had already Gordon Campbell hailing it as the sildescribed the initiative campaign as a ver bullet for B.C.’s economy. He is success for democracy. Tossing it out loath to give back the $1.6 billion the would rob petitioners of their lawful feds paid the province to bring in the right to proceed. tax. So, in addition to ruling in Van-

der Zalm’s favour, he threw in for good measure a directive to the head of Election’s B.C. to present the draft legislation scrapping the HST to the legislative committee that must recommend the next move. The ruling came hot on the heels of an announcement by Stats Canada that inflation rose 1.8 per cent across the country in July, based largely on the introduction of the HST in B.C. and Ontario and an increase to the HST rate in Nova Scotia, where the tax has already been in place for years. It didn’t take long for the HST to be felt. Introduced July 1, it drove up inflation by two per cent last month in B.C., compared with 0.5 per cent in June. In Ontario, the increase was even larger. But the games surrounding the HST are not over yet. The legislative committee, dominat-

ed by Liberals, can recommend one of two measures—a vote in the Legislature or a province-wide referendum. My bet is the referendum. For one it would not have to be held until next year and as a non-binding vote, the Liberals can simply slough it off and by then B.C. could be beyond the point of no return. As for threats of MLA recall against Liberals, they may be successful in some ridings but they won’t succeed everywhere. While voters often have short memories when it comes to unpopular government moves, the real recall vote will be the next provincial election. Whether Campbell will be around to face that vote is open to question. But if he is, he may find voters are not so willing to forgive and forget. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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Bereaved mom thanks community To the editor: On Aug. 8 we had a memorial bursary car wash in memory of my daughter, Ashlee Hyatt, who was murdered June 2, 2010. I would like to thank all the people who made the car wash a success. I would like to thank Save-On Foods for the donation of the

hotdogs and buns for the event, Zellers for donating the T-shirts that I put Ashlee’s picture on for her friends, DIRT universal detailing for whom I work on the Westside for supplying all the product for the car wash, the Dollar Store on the Westside for donating wash buckets and wash mitts for the car wash, and

Kent Molgat from CTV for being there for our family from the day this tragedy to our daughter happened. Thank you so much . Charrie Hyatt, West Kelowna

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One more moving day for Theatre Kelowna To the editor: Thanks to everyone who came out to help Theatre Kelowna move on Aug. 8. The lunch was wonderful, Don, and we got everything done in three hours. Brian tells us that we can cancel the moves

for Aug. 22 but the final and most important one is Sunday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. at Sutherland Ave. We’ll be moving costumes. Hope many of you can make it out to that one. Again: Thank you to everyone who came

out to do the hard, dirty work of moving for the last two moves. One more and we’re in. We’re looking forward to a happy residence in the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Theatre Kelowna Society

We have great health care here in Canada My general practitioner in Westbank is a joy. He is competent, readily available and treats his 88-year-old patient admirably. My experiences at KGH have been outstand-

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ing, as was my treatment at the Vancouver General Emergency some four years ago. Two years ago I had a hip replacement by a terrific surgeon at KGH and have had recent cardiac

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Government needs a five-year rolling budget To the editor: Praise be for Kathy Michaels. At last a columnist talking sense about the HST and its jumble of opponents. (Clicktivism rhas Watered Down Our Political Process, Aug. 13 Capital News) The first main task of the government is to cref

ate, maintain and maximize the infrastructure. That is keeping you, me and the dog healthy, safe, mobile, informed, warm, happy and prosperous. The second main task is to pay for the infrastructure. This should not be done on the basis of an annual “balanced” budget—

that’s a bunch of malarkey—but on a five-year rolling budget, ignoring the sacred election budget boondoggle, and built on the New Zealand system of ministerial responsibility. Then we’d really know where our money is being spent. No business can afford

to be caught flatfooted and the government is no exception. Producing a fiveyear business plan lets us usefully debate (rather than squabble and throw insults in the Legislature) the issues ahead of time and avoid surprises. Float like a butterfly, Ali said, and sting like a

bee. And there’s the rub. The politicians (tax cuts are their mantra) have convinced so many that all these goodies are free that those gullible people are now angry and surprised to find that this is not so. Geoffrey Neale, Kelowna

Gordo and lapdogs must be brought to heel To the editor: So, the twisted games continue and King Gordo pleads his innocence; this time it’s about his ‘non interference’ with Elections B.C. in regard to the anti-HST campaign. I want to tell you something, Gordo, I for one do not, nor will I ever, believe anything that comes out of your or any of your lapdogs’ mouths. You’ve proven over and over that your government lies, that it’s out of control in regard to what the populace wants and needs and that it doesn’t give a crap. Your government, instead of being “for the people” is instead for the multinationals—most of which are foreign owned. You’ve been bought and

paid for (just watch and see how many corporate boards King Gordo joins after he gets booted out) and you have sold out the average citizen of B.C. Now the HST may or may not be a good thing for B.C., only time will tell. But the fact is you and your minions have lied about it and many other things. You’ve destroyed health care, child poverty is extreme, elder care is collapsing, the Olympic debt is grossly more than you said it would be, minimum wage hasn’t gone up in years (and never will under a B.C. Liberal government). But, of course, you’ve certainly padded your own nests very nicely and you’ve tried many, many

times to hide the facts from the public. All the while you and all your little lackeys strut around smirking at any photo op you can get while at the same time basically giving anyone making less than $100,000 a year the ‘finger.’ I want to applaud the hundreds of thousands of B.C.ers who signed the anti-HST petition and plead with everyone to keep up the pressure for recall; its our very own rebellion against arrogant, bloated governments that say anything to get elected then do whatever they want, the public be damned. We in B.C. have an opportunity to lead the rest of the country in showing

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ecently my car’s engine started making a knocking noise and my mechanic told me I had to replace the engine or have it rebuilt. What is better and what’s involved in rebuilding an engine? Answer: Unfortunately at some point in your car’s life, it is possible that the engine will start making abnormal noises. These noises can be the result of poor maintenance or a weak part breaking or just an old worn out engine. Usually when an engine starts making a noise, it is due to lack of maintenance and keep-

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ing old oil in the engine for too long, which causes excessive friction and wears out the metal bearings and other parts much quicker. No matter what the cause, at this point it is time to replace that engine. The first option you have would be to find a good condition used motor. Most shops will

present this option to you because it is generally much more economical and quicker than rebuilding the motor. The key here is to make sure that the auto recycler that they are getting your engine from has the necessary information about that specific engine. Most reputable auto recyclers will be able to tell the shop whether the engine came from a running vehicle or not and will also have the statistics on the engine’s vital information such as compression and oil pressure. In most cases the shop will receive a complete engine and this saves you money on the labour as

Public Notice PUBLIC MEETING Advisory Planning Commission The Commission will hold a public meeting on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 6pm City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers The public is invited to express their views to the Commission.

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To allow a Development Permit for construction of 10 unit multiple family dwellings

there are very few parts to swap over once your engine is removed from the car. Although this is a cheaper option, the downside to this is that you never fully know the history of how that engine was driven before it was in your vehicle. As well, most auto recyclers only offer a 90 day warranty so you will want to factor that into your decision as well. Your second option is to have your engine completely rebuilt. In most cases your shop will remove the engine from the car, strip it down and send it away to a machine shop as very

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Low Density Housing to allow development of a townhouse project; to consider a Development Permit for the form and character of a 4 unit townhouse development Applicant/Owner: Greg & Debra Stromquist

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To temporarily amend the Official Community Plan (OCP) from Rural/Agricultural to Commercial; to consider a Temporary Use Permit to allow an exotic animal rescue/conservation facility to operate on the subject property on an interim basis

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few shops are equipped with all the necessary tools to machine an engine. Once there, the machine shop will start by cleaning everything thoroughly and measuring all the components that make up your engine and comparing them to the manufacturer’s specifications, which are usually measured to the thousandths of an inch. Things like the crankshaft and camshaft(s) are checked for wear marks and uneven surfaces. Pistons and cylinder walls will be checked for wear and abnormal tapering and, if necessary, the cylinders will be bored

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To consider a Heritage Alteration Permit to vary the provisions of the Sign Bylaw No. 8235 to permit a Roof-Top sign where RoofTop signs are not permitted in the Sign Bylaw and to permit a projecting sign where projecting signs are not permitted within the CD8LP/LRS – Heritage Industrial (Liquor Primary/Retail Liquor Sales) zone

To consider a Text Amendment to add the proposed CD23 Comprehensive Development Zone and to add the Stepback definition to Zoning Bylaw No. 8000;

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Winery and resort team up The Bounty Group, a commercial winery in Kelowna has teamed up with the Sparkling Hill Resort near Vernon, above Predator Ridge, to form a “strategic alliance.” “This is a relationship for us that has been more a matter of evolution than negotiation,” said Ron Pennington of the Bounty Management Group. “I became so inspired by the vision of HansPeter Mayr and his associates as this resort de-

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SPORTS ▼ COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Local field player to play for Canada

Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Field hockey player Abigail Raye is set to play on far-flung fields with her selection for the Commonwealth Games team. The games, this October in Delhi, India, will be the first major competition at that level for Raye. It will also be her first trip to India. She said athletes don’t have to qualify for the games team, but predicted a great tournament. “There’s going to be a lot of high competition there.” Raye noted there will be many teams at the games coming straight from the World Cup in Argentina the month before. The tournament will be an indicator of where the Canadian team sits compared to other international squads. Preparation for the games involves simply more training for Raye and her teammates. Fortunately, the team did plenty of fundraising last year. Visits from the India and Chile squads helped the Canadians to test their strategies and build confidence. “It really showed us how the team’s been improving,” she said. The games pitted our field hockey players against teams with different styles of play. Raye said some adjustments were made, but mainly the Canadian squad stuck to their game plan. The team plays well once they get going as a co-

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And an experience is just what the Commonwealth Games will be for the players. Raye said she hoped to be selected but knew it was not a sure thing. “I definitely hoped for it, I’d been starting and playing a lot in previous games.” She added thanks for the many people in Kelowna who had contributed to fundraising efforts put on for the team. Taking the field at the games is a long way from the English junior team Raye started out playing on when she was 11 years old. Raye and her teammates will face the England squad as well as New Zealand during the initial pool at Delhi. A Kelowna Secondary grad and UBC Thunderbirds player, Raye won both the Canada West and CIS rookie of the year awards last season. She rode with the Thunderbirds to a national championship gold medal in 2009. Team coach Louis Mendonca said the Commonwealth Games squad is relatively young in terms of experience. “The Commonwealth Games will be a great testing ground for measuring present progress and preparing us for future important events such as the Pan American Games and Olympic qualifier. We had some good results in a series of matches against India and Chile, but we now need to bring more consistency to our performance to be competitive against teams in the top 10.” msimmons@kelownacapnews.com


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SPORTS ▼ HOCKEY

Rockets open with rookies on Thursday More than 140 young prospects will take to the ice this week as the Kelowna Rockets raise the curtain on the 2010 edition of training camp. The Western Hockey League club’s rookie camp—featuring mostly 1994 and 1995-born players—will begin Thursday morning and run until Sunday at the Capital News Centre. The camp will feature the club’s first-round pick in the 2010 WHL bantam draft, defenceman Jesse Lees from Calgary. Second-pick, defenceman Madison Bowey from Winnipeg, won’t be at camp due to his participation in the Canadian

midget baseball championship, but will arrive in Kelowna in time for main camp. The Rockets’ main camp begins Tuesday, Aug. 31 and will showcase approximately 70 players. The team plays its first exhibition game Friday, Sept. 3 in Ladner against the Vancouver Giants. The same clubs will face off again the following night, 7 p.m at Prospera Place. The Kelowna Rockets will open their regular season on Saturday, Sept. 25 at home to Prince George.

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SPORTS ▼ BASEBALL

Halos heading to Richmond for national-level tournament Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Members of the Okanagan Halos girls baseball club will take the field representing B.C. during a national-level tournament in Richmond. Head coach Danny Jones said 10 Bantamlevel players from the Halos are playing in the tournament on two different B.C. teams. The Halos were formed in 2007 from a core group of girls already in the game on various boys teams. “That group of girls is essentially the same group of girls competing in this national tournament. That group has played since 2007 together, some earlier than that.” Jones said as the core group has moved up through the divisions, the Halos have added other teams. This year, the organization is fielding four teams in competition against the boys at the Mosquito level, one Peewee team and one Bantam team. “We’ve grown one team every year.” The Halos have drawn players not interested in fastball or softball. Jones noted baseball is a fairly different game. “I think there’s some degree of intrigue when you’re an all-girls team competing against the boys. I think it’s an interesting factor.” He pointed out the

Halos contain girls who didn’t necessarily want to play fastball, but really feel they’ve found a home with the baseball organization. Jones noted some of the players have played baseball on all-boys teams before, and have been one of the only girls present. He added the Halos are a good combination, where girls get to still play baseball, but not as the only girl on the end of a bench on a team of all boys. The Halos have grown through friends, and friends of friends. They fielded a Peewee team at the national level, but Jones pointed out the competition at that age level is low-key compared to this tournament. “This has always been well attended,” he noted. The B.C. players will face the best of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Jones noted the game is essentially the same, but the Halos players are 14, 15 and in some cases 13 years old. They will be competing against girls who have played at the national level for three years and are now 16 years old. “The competition is going to be pretty strong,” he added. Jones said the girls will have to get comfortable with the intensity of this type of tournament. He pointed out some teams bring their parents and there is quite the

cheering squad. “It’s got that World Cup feel…the parents are really into it.” Jones noted that any time the Halos can attend an all-girls tournament, the better. There is a sense of camaraderie between the girls from across the country. The tournament runs from Aug. 26 to 29 in Richmond. Jones said he is proud of the girls and what they’ve accomplished, especially being basically a spring season team of friends, and friends of friends. “These girls they’re competing against are all the best in their province,” said Jones. “It’s cool our girls are all representing B.C. I’m really proud of them.” Kleanley Miki is the parent of two Halos players. She noted the club receives excellent support from the Kelowna Minor Baseball Association. Miki said the club encourages camaraderie among female athletes to develop each player’s confidence, personal excellence, physical coordination, perseverance and discipline, all within the context of competitive baseball. “Some of the girls who have played on boys’ teams in the past tend to prefer the social aspects of playing on a team with all girls, and also show more interest in staying with the game as they grow older.” msimmons@kelownacapnews.com

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Fundraising dinner planned to help Okanagan Sun scholarships A benefit dinner this October is hoped to fill up the scholarship coffers of the Okanagan Sun. Dinner chairman Les Weiss said players fill out a scholarship application at the start of the year. Coaches use the scholar-

ships to recruit players, offering them the chance to move to Kelowna to attend school. Now in its second year, the Sun’s scholarship program has proved a draw. “The first year, I think we had 13 kids. This year,

we have 30 kids.” Weiss noted last year the Sun had a scholarship breakfast at the Ramada, but moved to a dinner this year to have more time for the occasion. He hoped the annual dinner will grow. The event is mod-

eled after an alumni dinner put on by the University of Calgary, which raises up to $300,000 per year for scholarships. “It’ll be a great evening.” One of the speakers at the evening is Angelo

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SPORTS ▼ CAMP

Summer’s here but a speed-skater’s training doesn’t let up Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Summer is no time for slacking for top-level B.C. speed skaters, who attended training sessions in Kelowna. Canada Winter Games long track coach Nancy Goplen said the August long weekend training camp involved dry land training as well as sessions on the ice. She noted

the camp drew 25 high performance and Canada Winter Games skaters, training under the observation of the Winter Games coaching staff. The skaters did dry land imitation training, sweated in the weight room and technical work on the ice. The dry land preparation for speed skating involves cycling, running, jumps and other special movements.

Goplen added the exercises are usually done for a long duration, and are designed to build strength in the position that skaters’ bodies hold in while speeding down the ice. “The biggest thing is building strength.” Goplen said the amount and intensity of training is calculated depending on age and growth. The camp was put on by the Okanag-

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an regional training centre, and co-hosted by the Kelowna Speed Skating Club. Skaters came from clubs across B.C., including the Lower Mainland, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Prince George and Nelson. Summer training of this kind is essential, said Goplen. “If they don’t do it, they’re not going to be a speed skater.” Goplen said her group starts in May after four to six weeks off, hitting the bike, weights and skatingspecific training. The skaters will train five to six days a week, with double sessions on some days. “They’re pretty keen,”

said Goplen. She noted some of the skaters are focused on short track and some on long track, but the short track is the only one accessible in Kelowna. “The Okanagan regional training centre has probably produced half of the B.C. team, yet we don’t have a long track facility.” Goplen noted long track skaters make it in the Okanagan by virtue of dedication, and their parents’ pockets getting them to Calgary for long ice training. The camp was the first of a series of Canada Winter Games camps that will take place in Kelowna. A

high performance and development camp is coming up on Sept. 18 and 19 in Kelowna, and is open to newcomers to the sport as well. Goplen said beginners can come out, go through fitness testing and get three ice sessions in over the weekend. “We might just have some of the top short track skaters in the province coming to that.” The Kelowna Speed Skating Club is also starting their regular season soon. The first ice day on Sept. 13 is followed by an introductory clinic of four classes beginning Sept. 15. Goplen noted there are no preliminary requirements and the necessary

strength for skating develops over time. Goplen said herself and short track coach Christina Acton take growing speed skaters through the long-term athlete development model. She pointed out the model allocates different training intensities and techniques depending on stages of growth. “We hope we’re developing good athletes. If they come into our sport, families will know that they’re getting the right kind of programming.” For more information on clinics and the club, visit www.kelownaspeedskating.com. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com

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Diablos and Mark V in KWSL final Brandt’s Creek Diablos will take aim at their third straight Kelowna Women’s Soccer League Premier Division title. Diablos will battle Mark V Autobody in the 2010 championship game this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Mission Sports Field No. 71. Diablos advanced to the final by knocking off

Royal Star 5-1 last Wednesday in semifinal playoff action. Delinah Erbenich scored twice for the defending league champs, with Liz McPhail, Erin Scott, Kaliopi Kollias adding single markers. Mark V Autobody reached the final thanks to a 9-0 win over AFC. Christie Capozzi, Jen

Meyer and Lindsay Hollemeyer scored two goals each for Mark V. In Division 1 play, the BP Attackers and Avengers played to a 0-0 draw. The Division 1 playoffs began on Thursday night with the quarterfinal round. In Division 2 play, Okanagan Hardwood Fusion beat the Lakers 7-1,

Mario’s beat the Rebels 2-0, Outkasts beat Boyd Autobody Wave 3-1, and Ball Snatchers beat Built Rite Blast 7-5. In Division 3 action, Quantas Lightning beat the Turf Queens 3-1, the Cougars downed Petal to the Metal to advance to the semifinals and Hustlers beat the Slick Chicks 1-0.

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SPORTS ▼ PHYSIOTHERAPY

Triathlon training can be considered cross-training for life

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in introductory-, sprint-, and Olympic-distance triathlons, 2.3% of all race starts resulted in injuries which predominantly made themselves felt during the running and biking phases of competition. Now this may not seem like a high percentage but when you put the numbers is perspective it means that with almost 2000 participants this year we are likely to see no less than 40-50 injuries in our medical tents and likely many other strains and aching muscles and joints. And keep in mind, this doesn’t include the number of would-be participants that were sidelined due to injury that didn’t even get a chance to start the race.

More than half of the injuries that lead people to seek out physiotherapy are caused by performing a repetitive motion--either during work or play--usually on a background of faulty joint mechanics or poor biomechanical alignment. We see countless marathon runners in the clinic for torn meniscus, plantar fasciitis, or Achilles tendonitis after too many hours pounding the pavement. Endurance cyclists book in for ITband friction syndrome or impingement of the nerves in their neck and spine after spending long hours slumped over their handlebars. Swimmers, by contrast, typically seek physiotherapy for rotator cuff injuries.

Triathletes who train properly, simply because they divide their time between all three activities, are less susceptible to these types of problems. In fact, the “triathlon model” is actually a good one to adopt more broadly, even if you yourself are not a triathlete. The advice we give our patients is that to best perform their jobs, sports, hobbies and other activities, they, like triathletes, should try to do a range of activities, so as to build up strength across a wide range of muscle groups. For your hobbies and sports, think about what muscles you may be using repeatedly or what position you need to maintain, then con-

sciously add in motions and postures that work those muscles being left out of the mix, ideally building up your allround strength. Even in your work environment, you can apply the triathlon model to the different tasks that make up your work day, alternating between different types of movement, rather than doing one repetitive motion over and over. If you notice a position or movement becoming fatiguing, or painful, listen to the warning signs and change up what you’re doing. If you can’t figure out what muscle or joint structures are being overly stressed or underused, consider consulting a physiotherapist or other health pro-

fessional who can help you learn about potential trouble spots. If you’re competing this weekend, have fun! And stop by to visit us at the medical tents for a post-race physio checkup and sports-massage; if you’re a spectator, be inspired! You may not want to race in the next triathlon, but you can at least adopt the triathlon motto and keep mixing it up, across multiple muscle groups, for maximum health and wellbeing. Tyler Dyck is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists and partner of Sun City Physiotherapy. 861-8056 info@suncityphysiotherapy.com

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OGC Match Play Tour complete In the end, a high handicapper took home the top prize and was named the 2010 Molson Tour champion as the inaugural match play tour at the Okanagan Golf Club came to end for its Sam Ghadban earned a spirited victory over Jason Senger to claim the

top division while Kent Peterson defeated a game Monty Lough to earn the division two crown. “Congratulations go out to all Molson Tour players for a great year and a great finale,” said Okanagan Golf Club general manager Dan Matheson “It was a very success-

ful and fun year.” Over 30 players began the year with regular Monday afternoon shot-gun starts. When the dust settled it was Ghadban who was crowned champion. The Quail course set up in a challenging manor but Ghadban’s shot per hole differential proved

too much for Senger in the championship flight. A gallery of fans and players followed the group through their final nine holes. Peterson earned an inspired victory over Lough as he was able to grasp victory despite the 10 shots he had to give up.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LILY WATTS who passed away Nov 26, 2009 at Swan River, Man, at the age 100 years. Service to be held at the Kelowna Bible Chapel. Tues, Aug 24 at 2pm.

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On August 18th, 2010 Gerald G. Damskov passed away in Kelowna, BC at the age of 70. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lise, son Martin (Amanda), daughter Julie-Anne (Patrick), grandchildren: Anicka & Gabriel and by his brothers: Lindsay, Michael and Russell Damskov and sister Karen Gordon, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Westside Senior Centre, 3661 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, BC. In lieu of flowers, to honor Gerry for all of the time he volunteered at the Westbank Food Bank, please bring a can of food or donation with you. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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passed away on August 15, 2010 at Kelowna, BC at the age of 40 years. He is survived by his three children Brittany, Brandon and Jaylene, his partner T. J. Buckle, his parents Eugene and Darlene Zimmer, his brother Glen Zimmer and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial Service will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road, N., Kelowna at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 25th., 2010, with Father Otto Rollheiser OMT officiating. Interment to follow at St. Theresa’s Cemetery. Donations in Brandt’s memory would be appreciated to the Salvation Army or Cancer Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES 250-762-2299

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1910 ~ 2010 Peacefully Jim passed away on the morning of August 18, 2010. He was predeceased by his infant daughter in 1952 and his son, Stan in 1996. He leaves behind Hilda, his loving wife of 59 years, sisters May (Ralph), Mary, sister-in-law Evelyn, Elsie, Herta, and many nieces and nephews. Jim served his God and his Country during WWII, then returned to Winnipeg to marry his “one and only” Hilda. After 35 years with Westeel Ltd., Jim retired, and they spent the next 5 years travelling across Canada and much of the USA. In 1985 they relocated to Kelowna where they spent a lot of time exploring BC. Jim loved all sports and proudly displayed many trophies from golf, bowling, and curling. Jim believed that all life because it belongs to Him, comes from God. Therefore all life in its appointed time goes back to God. No service by request. Interment will take place at a later date in Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice House 2035 Ethel Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6 would be most appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial. Condolence may be made by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com

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EMIL ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION INC is currently seeking a qualified person to assume the role of: Assistant Equipment Manager. The successful candidate will be based in Kelowna, BC though the position will require frequest travel to projects throughout the Province. Extensive knowledge in regard to heavy equipment repair and service, in both shop and field environments is a prerequisite along with practical knowledge regarding the proper utilization of heavy equipment. Good oral and written communication skills, computer knowledge and an assertive character are all essential. If you are interested in this challenging career please forward your resume via email or fax to: bhoward@eac.bc.ca or 604-794-3863. Reference: Assistant Equipment Manager LEMARE GROUP Production Accountant. Successful applicant will have strong accounting background that might include 4th level CGA courses or better. Computer literacy is essential with Accpac, Word and Excel experience an asset. The successful applicant will have experience in the forest industry. Strong organizational skills are required to be effective in this busy environment. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please forward resumes to: Box 609 Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 or email: ray@lemare.ca Massage person needed for remote Ski Lodge near Revelstoke, Dec.-April. Send resume to: info@mustangpowder.com MOTHERS & OTHERS work from home! 1-877-737-3438 www.provensolutionsonline.com NORTHERN Lite Mfg requires an exp production worker person, full time, fax 250-7653708 PHARMASAVE at Mission Park looking for a cashier/ customer service person. 3240hrs/wk. Must be avail for a full variety of shifts including weekends. Drop resumes attn: Deb, at the store. Required immed. East Indian Cooks, 3yrs exp. $18.50/hr looking for dishwasher & kitchen helper also. Fax resumes 250-545-6561 New Delhi Indian Restaurant. SALES & Marketing Manager wanted. FT, 40hrs/wk, rotating shifts, $16.50/hr starting. Requires: University Degree plus fluency in spoken and written conversational Korean. Reply gord@pcbang.ca with resume & cover letter written in Korean SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 TIRE TECHNICIAN- experienced to car passenger light trucks. Drop resume in person to KP Tirecraft #6-1952 Spall Rd. 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., www. kelowna@tjskids.com Travel Consultant required full or part-time. Great wage commissions, + benefits. Min 1yr Exp. or Travel counselor course. Please send resume to: gina@missionparktravel.com

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Belfor Property Restoration & National Fire and Water Restoration contractor seeks a qualified Estimator/Project Manager for its Kelowna Operation. Applicants should have practical experience in the industry and should have knowledge of computerized estimating software. Excellent renumeration and benefits for the right candidate Email resumes to: kelowna-reception @belforcanada.ca or fax 250860-9159

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Legal EXPERIENCED LEGAL ASSISTANT with “Legal Experience” required for solicitors practise at busy Kelowna law firm. Competitive wages & benefit plan available. Please submit resume to Roger Mace at rmace@glazierpolley.com and Kim Schultz at kschultz@glazierpolley.com Only those asked to come in for an interview will be contacted.

Labourers LABOURER Mon-Fri 7am1pm. $9-$12/hr, .42¢/kms, sm. truck pref’d. bus. insur req’d. 250-859-1991 fax 768-7099.

Medical/Dental OPTICIAN wanted for a busy optometry office, this is a FT permanent position Mon-Fri, wage neg., DEO, enjoy working in a fun professional environment with ample time off and unmatched job security. Please apply in person to Lifetime Eyecare Optometry Centre the week of Aug 23 or send resume. All enquiries are confidential.

D A passion for meeting new people & discovering their retail needs D Enjoy being part of a great team of professionals D The desire to be responsible for your own income level D Great communication and customer service skills D The ability to work all retail shifts, including weekends and some evenings. We offer the following: D A six week training program D A great, high end, professional work setting D The opportunity to work with the best in the business If you have experience in retail sales, preferably big ticket items and would like to explore this career opportunity, please send us your resume to: jobs@trailappliances.com

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PLUMBING FOREMAN & SUPERVISORS Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. has expanded our operation to the Interior of British Columbia. This development is very exciting to us and we trust that it will be beneficial for you as well. We are also looking for all levels of plumbing trades people that wish to advance their career. Please forward your resume to: info@daryl-evans.com 604-525-4744 (fax)

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Contractors ALL WEST DEMOLITION Ltd. All types of demolition. Free estimates. Call 250-808-0895 DCR Contracting. New construction & reno’s. Free estimates. 250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, senior discounts, member of BBB, fully ins’d, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call 250765-3191 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

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Thank you for your interest in Trail Appliances Ltd.

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Permanent Partime position in Rutland Optometry office, phoning patients who are due for eye examinations, booking appts., and some filing. 3 evenings per week 5:00-8:30 pm. $16/hr to start. Some telephone sales exp. helpful. 250765-3937 on Aug 31 ask for Allison or Send Resume to Lifetime Eyecare

EXPERIENCED CNC bridgesaw operator required. Competitive wage. Knowledge of templating, fabricating and installation of stone countertops required. German-speaking a must. Send resume by fax. 778.478.9933

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Classified Paginator BC Classified Pagination Centre, Kelowna, BC

…has immediate openings for talented, careerminded hairstylists / colourists with experience.

We offer: •TEAM environment • Continuing education • Benefit package including dental, disability, life insurance Be part of our winning team … Please contact Paul orTracy at 250-549-1994 or email details to paul@rapunzels.ca

Due to recent growth within Black Press we have a part-time production position available reporting directly to the pagination manager. This position requires an individual who has a proven track record with InDesign and Adobe, while also quick to learn industry specific software. If you pride yourself on your commitment to quality work, creativity and excellent time-management skills, coupled with your ability to problem solve effectively and work under a deadline driven environment, we would love to hear from you. Black Press offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package for the ideal candidate. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 100 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Please submit your resume to Dawn Bortolotto, Pagination Manager c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: dbortolotto@kelownacapnews.com Please no phone calls.

Cleaning Services 360 DEGREES OF CLEAN! Experienced & Reliable. Non-Smoker, CRC. No Obligation consult. Excl ref’s, pet/child friendly. Seniors discount. 250-878-4794 ABSOLUTE Best Clean. Premium Quality Work. 250-2151073 ANGEL HOUSE CLEANING. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Free Estimates. Call Sylvie 250707-5254 or cell 250-212-4547 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senr’s welcome 250-448-1786 METICULOUS Maid Services. Accepting new clients. Several years exp., honest w/excel ref’s. Call 250-215-2673 QUALITY Cleaning Services avail. 9 yrs exp., one time, weekly, monthly,call Karen for a great clean. 250-718-7562

DESIGN TECHNICIAN Seeking designer to join our SRI Homes team.

Some duties are: • Modifying/creating plans using AutoCAD to customers requirements • Creating detailed drawings for shop floor • Checking shop floor drawings • Producing cut lists Qualifications are: • A team player • Communicates well with others • Self-starter • Working knowledge of the residential building codes • Experience in wood frame construction, plumbing, and electrical • AutoCAD SRI Homes ULC offer a competitive salary and benefit package with opportunities for development within the organization. If you would like to join us, fax your resume complete with references to (250) 766-0599, or e-mail to whsjobs@winfieldhomes.ca

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will be held at 371 Bernard Ave August 28th 1-4PM

Public Skating Part-time Recreation & Cultural Services Department Ticket Sellers In this role you will: operate a cash register, issue change, prepare cash reports, and provide courteous customer service. You will operate the sound system, answer routine questions from the public, and perform other related work as required. You will need to speak and understand English effectively, have previous experience in sales and must be bondable. The hourly rate is $19.34 per hour. Requirements are: • Bondable/Cash Handling • Experience • Responsibility/Accountability This is a CUPE bargaining unit position earning the hourly wage plus 14% in lieu of vacation, benefits & statutory holidays.

Skate Patrol In this role, you will monitor public skating activities, ensure safety, control crowds at City arenas and you must be a good skater. You have a courteous, friendly manner with the ability to use good public relations and communications skills. A recognized first aid certificate is also essential. The hourly rate is $10.91 per hour. Requirements are: • First Aid Certificate • Responsibility/Accountability • Skating ability Please note: Both positions will require a satisfactory Criminal Records Search Apply online at kelowna.ca/careers by August 31, 2010. Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date are thanked for their interest.

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Upsale condominium resort living comes to West Kelowna Robert Marchand, director of sales for Magnum Projects talks about Copper Sky, the new residential condominium development overlooking Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna. Shauna Nyrose CONTRIBUTOR

With recreation season in full swing here in the Okanagan, condominiums are popular.

Copper Sky is a multifamily residential development in Westbank overlooking Lake Okanagan. Offering one and two- bedroom condominium homes now available for occupancy, homes start at $224,900 including HST. Featuring jawdropping views of Lake Okanagan, an 780-square metre amenity centre and a full-service resort host, it’s like being on vacation all year round. What inspired the project? Actually, there was a gap in the market place,

a need for flexible and affordable full-service ownership. The Okanagan isn’t a typical marketplace and the needs of this area are unique – worryfree living that caters to both out-of-town owners and local residents. Before Copper Sky, developments in the area were strictly regulated vacation properties that were expensive to buy and operate. Rempel Development identified this and created a hybrid mix of flexible vacation-owner usage with the ability for full time residents to enjoy the

resort style amenities. Tell us more about your location and what makes Copper Sky such a great fit for the area? Views, views, views. Located on the hillside in Westbank overlooking Lake Okanagan, the development team at Rempel and Focus Architecture had the vision to create views from every suite—previously an impossible task. With an incredible team and some ingenuity, this was eventually achieved by turning the buildings 90 degrees and

staggering the individual buildings. We’re proud to say that all homes at Copper Sky feature breathtaking lake views from the comfort of their living room and private decks. Copper Sky offers simple, elegant architecture and lets the views take centre stage. What are some of the reasons that people have chosen to purchase in a resort community in the Kelowna andWest Kelowna area verses other Okanagan locations? No other development

in the Okanagan offers the views, amenities, services or quality that Copper Sky offers—all at incredible prices. Located minutes from the new amenities of the Westside including great local golf courses, extensive sandy beaches and ski resorts, Copper Sky offers you the very best the Okanagan has to offer all year-round. What’s different or unique about Copper Sky over other resort properties? Why is this important to buyers? Copper Sky offers

Home and Lot Packages from $459,900 + HST Lifetime Golf Membership Included No N Strata Fees

flexible ownership. If you’re looking for a vacation home, our optin opt-out rental management service and onsite concierge will ensure everything’s looked after in your absence. This flexibility allows owners to enjoy all the benefits of a vacation property without any of the hassle or stress that typically follow. Home owners have also fallen in love with the Infinity Club – our amenity building that ofSee Copper Sky B11

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No sacrifices required at GlenValley for affordability

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evisiting the project of GlenValley on Clifton Rd. has uncovered one more surprise. What the developers at GlenValley are calling their “Compact” unit may get you to thinking these are small units with many sacrifices in size and finishing. Think again!! These “compact” units are actually well over 1200 sq. ft. of finished living space with a full double car garage and their location is directly against Knox Mountain Park.

No sacrifices necessary. The “Compact” unit at GlenValley is starting at an amazing price of $259,900 (right now that is including the net HST). These units come with the quality finishings of all the units at GlenValley. Engineered hardwood, tile and carpet are just the start. Stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave are all standard features. Built in vacuum and energy star clothes washer and drier which are in-

cluded in the price only add to the value. The attention to detail doesn’t stop there. All of the “Compact” units are Geothermally heated and cooled. Each unit will have it’s own dedicated geothermal loop system owned and operated by Terasen Gas.

This will insure that the owners will have a reliable and consistent heating and cooling system that will respect the environment. The layout to these socalled “compact” units is evidence of the extensive level of care and attention the archi-

tect and designers have put into all the units at GlenValley. There is a master bedroom with its own en-suite and walk-in closet on the top floor. There are two ample bedrooms and a second full bathroom on this level as well as a laundry room and plenty of closet space. On

the main living floor, the open concept gives a real feeling of space. The large kitchen allows for full size appliances and a pantry. There is also a third bathroom (half bath) on this floor. The unique design also allows for the amazing extra of a two-car garage. To step outside these units is to step into the Okanagan life style. With Knox Mountain Park truly steps away from your home, your outdoor space is vir-

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tually unlimited, but, don’t forget the two large grassy green spaces on this property. These spaces are safely within your own neighbourhood. One of the grassy areas will have a family friendly play area. These special units at GlenValley are anything but compact. Feel free to stop by the show centre or give the professionals at GlenValley a call if you would like more information on these special units.

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Resort living at a fraction of cost Copper Sky from B9 fers everything from tennis courts, hot tubs and a fitness centre to a BBQ area and a luxurious infinity pool. Who are your key buyer groups and why are they choosing to buy a vacation home at Copper Sky? People who love the resort lifestyle at a fraction of the cost. We have local Okanagan residents looking to downsize who don’t want to sacrifice space and lifestyle, who find the amenities and high quality finishes exactly what they were looking for. We also have a number of buyers looking for a resort-style property to either invest in until they make the move to retire, or vacation and enjoy with their family. What options or upgrades do you offer and what has been popular with your buyers? Luxury is standard at Copper Sky. Hardwood laminate floors, polished granite counters, stainless steel appliances and spa-style bathrooms are standard throughout Copper Sky. We also offer a designer furniture package which is popular with outof-town buyers looking to have a fully-furnished vacation home. How have you noticed the real estate market and resort property mar-

ket change in the last few years. How does Copper Sky address this new reality? Everything has changed in the market place. Five years ago, you could build a square box and call it a condominium and it would sell. Now more than ever, purchasers are looking for value and a home that fits their lifestyle. We’ve found that Copper Sky’s offering of flexible ownership and high quality at affordable prices is the thing that keeps us selling. Once people visit the

site and walk through the homes and crunch the numbers they can see themselves here. Tell us about the developer. How long has it been building resort and new home communities? With more than 40 years of experience and more than 2,500 homes in its portfolio, Rempel Development has earned a reputation for quality building, personalized service and integrity in everything they do. A family business with traditional values that include a commitment to excellence of design and construction.

Personal involvement in each and every project is one of the things that sets them apart. When asked about what makes Rempel different, clients consistently mention reliability, quality and aftersales service. We believe that little things matter, buildings should be made to last, and a promise is a promise. Copper Sky is located at 2160 Old Okanagan Hwy just past the Grizzly Rd. intersection. The Copper Sky Presentation Center is open from 12-5 daily except Tuesdays. 250-768-1705 info@copperskyliving.com

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hat the heck is going on with the global economy? One day we are starting to head out of the “recession”, economic growth is happening, jobs are being created and we’re on our way to getting back on our feet. Our government is keeping its eyes on that nasty inflation and, due to the fact they don’t want it to get out of hand, it was looking like mortgage

rates were on the rise. At the time of the writing of this column, the major banks decided to lower some of the closed mortgage rates. Were we expecting that? No. All we do know from provided statistics is, home sales have softened substantially and listings are up. Pair that with the new changes by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation implemented

April 29 for mortgage qualifying and you have a slowing down of home purchasing. Here is a brief recap of what has happened with mortgage rates over the past 12 months: Closed, fixed mortgage rates have been sitting around four per cent. Within the last few months, the five-year closed mortgage has been in the 3.69 per cent to 4.49 per cent range. Recently that rate is

3.99 per cent and lower; Closed, variable rate mortgages that are tied to the financial institution’s prime lending rate have done a reversal from a year ago and back to what was being charged prior to the recession. Keep mind that rate does fluctuate up and down with the prime lending rate. For example, prior to the recession, we were able to obtain floating rates as low as prime

minusone per cent. That would equate to 1.75 per cent based on the banks’ prime rate of 2.75 per cent as of today. When the recession hit, financial institutions tightened their interest rate policies and the standard rate was prime plus one per cent, equaling 3.75%, again as of today. We are now seeing variable rate mortgagesbeing set as low as prime minus 0.75 per cent for a mortgage rate of two per

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cent today. You may feel it is a good time to switch from a variable at prime plus to one that is prime minus. Credit lines secured by mortgages were at prime prior to the recession. The past 12 months have seen the credit line interest rate set at prime plusone per cent for the most part. We’ve seen the Bank of Canada raise its benchmark interest rate by 0.5 per cent over the last few months. Financial institutions initially raised their prime rates from 2.25 per cent to 2.75 per cent today to coincide with the Bank of Canada’s rate increases. In saying that, there was an increase in the closed mortgage rates to around the 4.5 per cent rate but those rates have retracted to once again be historically low.

We have to realize that when we hear the Bank of Canada is raising or lowering its rate, it doesn’t mean the financial institutions are doing the same. Generally they will follow but not necessarily at the same time. We can’t stress enough how volatile mortgage rates can be and how important it is to know your options and to feel comfortable with what you choose to do. Your questions are welcomed. Send your questions to: inquiries@ kelownahomemortgages. ca . Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals: Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117) or email at: dsloat@kelownahomemortgages. ca , Trish Balaberde (250470-8324) or email at: trishb@kelownahomemortgages.ca .

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Tired of living with Harvest Gold? WE HAVE AN ATTRACTIVE SOLUTION. Elkridge in West Kelowna, a brand new residential community featuring spacious, modern single family homes and townhomes designed SMART for today’s young families. Open floor plans, practical finishings, loads of optional upgrades. And all at a price that won’t leave you strapped.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —2010 just might go down as the year solar energy gained mainstream acceptance. Stores in the UnitedStates that sell solar products are seeing major boosts in sales compared with last year, some as much as 40 per cent. The sun-powered momentum is fueled by less expensive products that are made more affordable through federal tax credits and rebates at a time when utility prices are rising. Another contributing factor to the rising interest in renewable energy is the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s made the masses realize the difficulty of getting fossil fuels,” says Rita Norton, a retired schoolteacher who invested in a solar panel electrical system several years ago for her Kansas City, Mo., Cape Codstyle home. “More people are talking to me about solar, which is simply free energy from the sun.” The biggest hurdle with solar power is the initial cost of equipment and installation. The 12 panels

for Norton’s 1,400-squarefoot home, which she bought before today’s major incentives, were a hefty sum. Still, she finds her investment paying off. The panels on Norton’s roof convert sunlight into direct current electricity, which travels through a wire-filled conduit to batteries in the basement. Her system is connected to the city’s electric grid but also can run independently with the exception of the clothes dryer (she prefers line drying anyway) and air conditioning. “I’m a wuss when it comes to heat, so I use air conditioning,” Norton said. “Last summer, my top bill was $85. I suspect I will always have low bills (between $30 and $40) for taxes and service charges.” Although solar panel prices are likely to continue to decrease, not everyone can afford them. But other solar options are available. The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association in Kansas City, Kan., recently built several affordable energyefficient homes. Although these aren’t fully solarSee Solar on B14


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hot properties 965 Westpoint Drive

• Lower Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2008 • 6245 sq. ft. • 5 beds • 7 baths • This 5 bed, 7 bath old-world English country style manor is a custom designed home for the discriminate buyer. Private, peaceful & perfect. This lovley custom built home overlooks the lake with complete privacy from your neighbors. MLS®10014199 $2,999,000. Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-575-1946

3309 McMahon Road

• Glenrosa • Single Family Home • Built in 1974 • 2149 sq. ft. • 4 beds • 3 baths • Awesome family home in Glenrosa. This home has many updates including hardwood floors, a new custom kitchen valued at $20,000. Large flat backyard with a new deck to enjoy the beautiful Okanagan summers! MLS®10014118 $379,900.

showcase W ENERGY

Solar power proving more popular Solar from B12 powered homes, they have several solar features. And they are popular. “The houses were sold before they were finished,” said Ann BrandauMurguia, executive director of ANDA and a commissioner of Wyandotte County, Kan.’s Unified Government. “We liked how these features make utilities affordable for residents in the neighborhood. It’s important because it’s populated by people with middle to lower incomes.” Isabel Reyes, Rocky

Orozco and their three daughters moved into one of the houses, a blue two-story with a wraparound porch. You have to go to the backyard to tell the house has solar features. In their case, it’s a framed black panel, a solar air heater, attached to the back of the house. The panel can be mounted on the roof. “It’s attractive, almost elegant even,” said Reyes, who works in nutritional services for the Kansas City, Kan., school district. “It’s like a black mirror.” The heater worked well, too, Reyes said. In

winter, hot air comes out two circular vents, similar to dryer vents. A thermostat can be set to blow the warm air into the house. In the summer, the vents are closed, and Reyes and Orozco conceal them with a tall houseplant. Upstairs, they have solar daylighting tubes, which provide natural light sources from ceilings like small round skylights. “It’s nice because you don’t have to turn any switches on,” Reyes said. “It’s always as bright as it needs to be.” The house also has a solar attic vent-fan, which

cools the attic and lowers the temperature in the upstairs living quarters. Residents learned about the features in their houses at an informational meeting with the systems’ installers. A common question was about the efficiency of solar on cloudy days. They learned the power still charges. “If you consider a home a car, this is a 2010 Cadillac,” said Orozco, a postal service mail handler. “It’s got different styling and updated functions, so occasionally you have to get out the owners manual.”

Dion-Ivans Group, Royal LePage Kelowna, 250-575-5225 kelownahomefinders.ca

5332 Hedeman Court

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2005 • 4258 sq. ft. • 5 beds • 4 baths • Perfect home in desirable Chute Lake neighborhood. Open spacious floor plan, stainless steel appliances, Room for potential In-law Suite. Large Fenced yard, Covered deck, double garage. MLS®10010400 $749,900. Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-575-1946

16512 Schaad Road

• Carr’s Landing District • Single Family Home w/Acreage • Built in 2008 • 4373 sq. ft. • 4 beds • 4 baths • This Beautiful home features lots of privacy & spectacular viewsshort walk to lake. Enjoy this very unique piece of property - hard to find something as special as this, comes with a comfortable custom rancher, guest suite + 3 car garage - ample room for pool /hot tub, stables etc. MLS®10006781 $1,393,000. Carmen Stanek, Sundance Realty Group, 250-215-8645

Mountain Estates starting at

$430,033

location

Possibly the most conveniently located townhome neighbourhood in Kelowna. These semi detached townhomes are minutes from the shopping core. Visit our Cascade Pointe Showhome for more information #1-995 Dilworth Drive, or call 250.717.3569.

starting at

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#123-3535 Casorso Rd

• Lower Mission • Manufactured Home • Built in 1988 • 980 sq. ft. • 2 beds • 1 baths • Well Kept Mobile Home in the best park in town! A beautiful deck & garden for entertaining. Updated w/ laminate flring, new wins. Lrg bath has his & her sinks, jacuzzi tub, lvg rm has vaulted ceilings, C/A. Quiet section in park. MLS®10012329 $104,900.

including HST

including HST Situated on the east side of Dilworth Mountain, you wake to the gorgeous Okanagan sunrise in these semi detached Townhomes. Visit our Monashee Rise Showhome at #8-971 Monashee Place, or call 250.717.3569.

starting at

$488,883

lifestyle

Marlene Hutton, Macdonald Realty, 250-470-2090

including HST Final Phase Released! Full sized townhomes and the prestige of the Selkirk neighbourhood. Bungalows with walkouts with 1500 + sf main level living areas. Visit our Selkirk showhome for more information at 569 Harrogate Lane or phone 250.861.8989.

5225 Burnell Court

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2007 • 2755 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 3 baths • Immaculate home with private master suite. Open floor plan with quaint and cozy details. Enjoy the 9-10 ft ceilings, SS appliances, large bedrooms & hardwood floors. LAKE VIEW! MLS®10008323. $609,900.

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Exquisite Views! Exceptional Homes! 2008 Community of the year! Live at the top of Dilworth Mountain Estates in the Selkirk neighbourhood. Visit our Selkirk showhome for more information at 569 Harrogate Lane or phone 250.861.8989.

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Heavy Duty Machinery John Deere 490 excavator (120 size) 2 buckets & q.c. $15,500. Kabota 4140 tractor, 4 wheel dr. 38hp, loader & cab,$12,500. 250-547-8993.

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www.lakecityprinters.com Briar Patch Gift Store Closing-wood shelving, glass cabinets, sales, counter,, jewelry display+ more 250-861-3457 MOVING: Furn’t, TV’s, beds, rugs, WD, DW, hshld items & more. 250-718-8866.

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Ride em John Deere Mower used 1 yr. Hyrdo Stat.$1500. Shidiawa C270 Weed Eater $450 (250)862-3665 TABLES. Wooden, on casters, approx 8’x4’. Great for mechanics, table banquet hall, crafts. Very solid tables. Asking $50 ea. 250-763-7575

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Recently updated 1103 sq. ft. 2 brm condo has, fridge, stove, dishwasher and insuite laundry w/washer and dryer. Enclosed patio, cov’d parking, storage unit, a guest suite & in wall a/c unit. Close to bus rte. and Hwy #33. Steps from Tim’s. Well maintained building allows small pets, enjoys the 45+ lifestyle and has extremely low strata fees of $133.85 per month. Ground level access with no stairs to unit #108 at 200 Hollywood Rd. $186,868. Call 250-8621390 for more info and to view. 2BD 2BTH Condo $279,000. Clubhouse, Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness, 1 Block from beach. 250-859-1300 vrt: okbccon dos.com/sunset1083-214.html 2BR, 2BTH Condo Located on Sunset Drive in Downtown Kelowna $439,000. 250-859-1300 vrt: okbccondos.com/disc138.html 2BR+DEN, 2BTH BRAND NEW Condo located in Skye Tower okbccondos.com/skyet ower-1408.html $599,000. 250-859-1300 2BR + Den, Golf Course Condo located on Country Club Drive $289,000. vrt: okbccondos.com/cc1614.html 250-859-1300 Beautiful 2bdrm 2 bath top floor corner. 55+ $195,000 MLS] Charlene Bertrand 250870-1870 Coldwell Banker Horizon Reality Creekside Villas Mission 2bdrm 2 bath avail Sept 1 $950 NS. NP. 250-717-1961 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.

Business for Sale STONE & Epoxy Business. Motivated handyperson. Client base. 4yrs running. Will train. $15,000. Nick, 250-765-4121

Commercial/ Industrial Property 2500 Sq.ft. Commercial Building Centrally located South Kelowna, Corner lot. Asking $975,000 (250)878-2873

For Sale By Owner 11077 Jardines Rd, Winfield. Over 1/3 acre. Fantastic view, 2700sq’, patio on both levels, 3bd, 2.5bth, master has walkin closet & 5 pce ensuite, lrg lndry w/sink & cabinets, AC, bi vac, attc’d dbl garage, fnc’d yard, lots of prking. Call 250766-9075

For Sale By Owner 1.74 ACRES, 3 Bedroom House, Barn, Corrals, Fenced. Anticipated to be zone Industrial soon. 250-258-7484 Awesome 3Bdrm with Fabulous Lakeview, Best buy in the Upper Mission area of homes. from $600,000 to $2,000000. Unique property, beautifully landscaped with lots of privacy. Custom designed. Priced at $899,000 including HST. Call 250-764-0900 DILWORTH MTN. ESTATES www.2108.ca $679,900.00 HOLLYWOOD Station. 2nd flr, 1182sq’, 2bd, 2bth, 2 prking stalls, kit., SS appl, new stacking WD. Many upgrades. $259,000. Avail immed. Call 250-762-3966 HWY 3. Million dollar view from 1290sqft 2 bdrm, sauna, cabin. All wood work by master carpenter. $185,000. 250446-2432. Lakefront, Lakeside. Semi Lakeshore. Large Lot. Tear Down house. Appraised Value $830,000. 483 Poplar Pnt. Dr OWNER Financing on 5-bdrm, 3-bath Home w/suite on 5.5acres in Enderby. Horse shelters, corrals etc. Owner will take property, RV, or mobile etc. in trade as down payment. $489,000 250-309-1506 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.

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I can help! Dave Iverson Mortgage Coach 250-878-1541. 552 Snowsell Rd. Kelowna. 2 br 1 ba rancher, close to amenities. Offering mtn view & rural scenery, yard backs onto ALR. Great home for first time homebuyers or investors at this incredible price of $259,900 it is definitely a budget blesser! Call Kelly at the Leading Edge Real Estate Team at 250.307.6002 to book your showing today, this gem wont last long! AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! AWESOME Pool & Hot tub, Family home for sale in Central Kelowna, couple mins to Orchard Park Mall, 5bd, 5bth, prking for RV and 4 autos, suite downstairs. Reduced to $630,000. Only been on market 2.5wks. 1720 Simpson Crt. Betty Anne Tarini, REMAX Kelwna. 778-821-0129 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.89% VARIABLE 2.05% Trish at 250-470-8324 NEW PRICE!! $339,000 Charmer! Updated, fresh 3 beds 2 baths home. New wide plank laminate flooring throughout. Covered patio off kitchen is great for entertaining friends and family. If you would like a private tour please call Jamie Holitzki of Royal Lepage 250-864-8525 MLS 10010792 Rutland Just listed well kept 12 yrs old 4bdrm + 1bdrm suite. Dbl garage MLS Ken Dempsey Remax 717-5000 Rutland South $357,000 3+1 Bdrm. Garage RV prkg, Close to school. 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.

Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

Lots KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from

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~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895 www.kirschnermountain.com Lakefront, Lakeside. Semi Lakeshore. Lrg Lot. Tear Down house. Appraised Value $830,000. 483 Poplar Pnt. Dr

Mobile Homes & Parks 68x14 mobile home to be moved, 1993 quality built, 2bdrm, skylights, AC, propane furnace, 12x40 covered deck, $45,000. Cherryville. 250-5472025. If you love peace’n’quiet and being nestled amongst horse/ ranch country, discover Priest Creek. Only minutes from Orchard Park. Remodeled/ renovated single with addition featuring new bathroom, wood fireplace, 5 new appliances, $5000 down, $550 Biweekly payments or $110,000. Call Accent Homes 769-6614

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

Open Houses

OPEN HOUSE SUN. 12:30-23225 Shannon Lake Rd.

Must see inside, completely renovated, desirable Shannon Lake park, good long-term lease (financing avail.), 3 Bdrms, master bdrm w/Ensuite w/jetted tub, 2 baths, many recent updates, incl. roof (2009 & addition approx 05'), newer deck (2010), large treed lot, RV Parking, deck w/awning, 3 storage sheds, More pics: www.valerierock.com Call Valerie Rock 250-801-2335

Valerie 250.801.2335

Recreational 1992 Rexhall Class A Motorhome 28’ft long Newly reno’d Great running cond. $10,900 obo. (250)878-1991 VERNON WATERFRONT Developement. New homes from $225,000. Rent-to-own Low down payment. Vendor Financing. 250-878-2096

Townhouses 1100sq’ Rutland TH, 2bd, 2bth, new reno, priv grass yrd, new large deck, pets ok, rentable, no strata fees. Must see. Reduced: $216,900 obo. 250-258-2789, 250-765-2295 Rutland $204,999 Upgraded 3Bdrm 2bath. Covered parking Sm.Yard. MLS. Ken Dempsey 250-717-5000

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Recreation

Suites, Lower

1BDRM at the Verve, 3rd flr view. Wshr, dryer, a/c. $1000. NS, NP. 250-215-8826. 1BD suite, appliances, nice view, 55+, NS, NP, located in Gordan Manor near Capri Centre. $750. 250-860-6075 2bd, furn/unfrn, like new by Capri. NS NP ND Adults Aug 1 $800. (250)-718-8866 2BD, newly reno’d, on Harvey near Richter. $1000/mo util incl. Call 250-863-8320 2BDRM 2 BA Spectactular lakeview. Upgrades on 9th flr NS NP ref”s req.250-808-6424 2BDRM, 2 bath, corner of Gordon & Bernard, 5 appl, f/p, ug parking, lrg storage room, $975/mo (55+) Joanne 250717-1182, 250-575-1123. 2BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 2 Bdrm. apt. Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail immed. incl heat. 250-763-6600 2BDRM Lower Mission, near beach, priv. garage, quiet area, NS NP Avail. Sept 1 $1050. 250-317-8344 3BD, 2bth, Cosco area, $1550/mnth + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail Aug 20. 250-869-9788 625 Rowcliffe Ave. 2bd, 1bth condo on the 2nd flr, close to all amens, $975mo. Avail immed. 250-575-1123 or 250717-1182 BROCKTON Manor. 2bd, $900 incl prking & utils. 1bd, $800. 250-860-5220 ask for Elaine or Terry DELUXE DOLPHINS water front condo, 2bd, 2 full bths, exquisite showroom furnishings. Newly reno’d granite Tuscany kitchen. Incl f/p, a/c, deck overhangs Lagoon water, main floor priv ent & main flr indoor parking. Go to kelownarental.weebly.com for photos. Also offers tennis, outdoor pool, hot tub & exer rm. $1695 incl utils. Carol 780-920-5552. DT Safeway loc. 2bd, gorgeous view, 6th flr, pool, AC, balcony, top security, seniors discount. $925. 250-863-9002 FAIRLANE Crt. Close to shopping, on bus route, 2bd aprt, heat & hot water incl, $900. 250-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1558 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. 250860-4836 or email: millcreekestates@ shaw.ca STUDIO APT at the Mode. Lrg patio, washer, dryer, a/c. $800. NS, NP. 250-215-8826. THUNDERBIRD/EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road, Kelowna. 1 and 2 bedroom suites, 3-appliances, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, underground secure parking, hot water included, Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. Rental incentives offered to qualified applicants. Call 250-7625932 for appointment to view. WILLOW Park Manor. 2bd, $900+utils, 250-763-3654 or 250-860-4836

2bdrm duplex in Rutland avail. Sept 1. $1000/mth includes wd/ fr/st. NP NS. Utils. extra if interested call 250-765-2444 2BD W Kel, Avail Oct 1. total reno, new appl, WD, cls. to all, prkg, NS, NP. $800 +utils. 250-767-6330 3BD, 2 full bths, carport, familyrm, newly reno’d, near school, shopping, Sept 1., $1250+all utils. NS pref, NP, NP, ND, fnc’d yard, call Henry, 250-712-0564 SPACIOUS 2bd in 4plex, FS, WD h/up, sm. deck, NS, Ndogs, adult oriented. Avail immed or Sept 1. $850. 7639825, 1-250-766-2212

SLEEPING CABIN FOR RENT Arrow Lake beachfront, 3kms from Fauquier on Hwy 6 Golf Course and boat launch nearby. $45/night/double occupancy. early@silk.net

1BDRM, AC, 3appl, NS, NP, Downtown. Call 250-8680066, 250-980-5462 1Bdrm Basement in West Kelowna Partly furn. NP prefer older single person $700 incl. utils.Avail now. (250)769-4022 1BDRM Lake Country suite for rent Sept.1 -$750. Furnished complete with laundry, wifi and cable. Close to lake, bus stop and Tim Hortons. NS.NP. Call Allyn : 250-470-2413 1Bdrm like new sep entr. 5min. UBC. priv. quiet cable/int/utils. wrkng fem/stud. NS NP $700 (250)765-8406 1BD suite, $625. Rutland. Utils incl. Pets ok. 250-808-1250. 2BD aprt, avail immed, geothermal, 6appl, sec ug prking, walk to DT. $1250+utls. Call 250-863-2180 2BD. Beautiful Lg. Legal suite, CA, utils, cbl & int incl. Shr’d lndry, close to bus route, Japanese garden setting, cov’d patio, adults only. NS, NParties, NP. $1025+DD. Avail Sept 1. 250-769-0222 2BD bright, 1100sq’ bsmt suite, sep ent, shr’d lndry, FS, couple pref., NP, NS, Nparties. $850+1/2 utils. Sept 1. Call 250-765-8021 2BD, lrg, bright, clean bsmt suite on quiet rd in Rutland. Close to rec centre & all amens, strg, own lndry & prking, $1100 utils incl. Call 250-762-4600 2Bdrm appliances, close to all amenities Yard. Graham Rd. 250-861-1148/ 250-317-1864 2 Bdrm Basement. Mission $690 + 1/2 utils. Gordon/KLO near college. Attractive. Adult orientated, Employed single, couple, quiet student(s) preferred. No dogs. Smoking outdoors (250)764-2542 2BDRM Utils incl. Cls. to bus. 2mins. to UBCO. Nice & clean. $775/mo. Call 250-766-1314, 250-718-1975 Avail Sept 1 4bdrm 1 bath behind Costco internet + utils incl. NP NP $1500/mth 250801-8648 AVAIL Sept 1. Lower level 1 bdrm suite on acreage in Belgo area. Bright & clean. Incl fridge, stove, washer & dryer. Utils incl. NP, NS. May work into property care taker position. $700. 250-491-0303. BLACK Mtn. 2 bdrm. $750 + utils. No lndry, NS, NP. Avail. Immediately (250)317-9953 CAT OK, 1-Bedroom, 2-Appliances, Carport, Patio, $700 OR 2-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Air Conditioning, Patio, $850. 250-860-1961 - Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca

Commercial/ Industrial 1200SQFT. Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1200per mo+ triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Westbank Industrial Park 250-769-7424 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

Cottages / Cabins Beautiful Private sandy beach near Eldorado,1bdrm clean, completely furnished, adult, $900 incl utils, cbl, int. NP Sept 15th. 250-764-7110

Homes for Rent 2BDRM 1bath 1200 Sqft .Lower Level. Lakeview $850 + utils. West Kelowna.Avail now 250-859-4150 2-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Carport, Patio, Pet OK, $1250 OR 3-Bedroom, 2-Baths, 7-Appliances, Deck, Garage, Pet OK, $1500. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca

3+1Bdrm.1.5 ba. Sept 1 Near College, & amenities. Lrg yard appls. NS. NP. Ref’s.$1300 + 60% utils. 250-317-4656 5BD complete new reno, incl’s new appl’s, lrg yard, near school, quiet area, Rutland, avail immed. $1750. NS. Call 250-491-5992 A Kal Lake furnished home, Sept 4 – June 30 ‘11. Ideal for retired or proff. cple. 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 decks, private dock, ample parking. No cats or smoking. $1400 + utilities 5450642, botterill@shaw.ca Black Mtn. New 3 bdrm 2 bath masterbath suite. 2 car garage, lots of extra parking. Laundry. 250-498-1669 FLEXIBLE Lease period. $2200/mo+utils. Lower Mission, near CNC and Mission Creek park, backs onto Belmount Park, 2800sq’ 3bdrm & lrg bonus room, double garage. Dogs ok. 250-764-6135 FREE DOWN PAYMENT! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Project Build II Attainable Housing Project is an innovative program that provides a non-repayable grant to individuals who can service a mortgage but haven’t been able to save for a down payment. For more information contact Gino Dal Ponte at 250.317.2707 or info@thepropertysource.ca NEW inside. 2+bd, 2bth. Only $1195. Rutland. Gar., & shop. Linda Derfel 250-317-4248 OVERLOOKING Wood Lake. Sm 2bdrm, appls, WD, storage shed. New paint. Adults. NP, $850+utils . 250-766-4322. Oyama Avail.Sept.1st 3Bdrm, 1bath. older house.lrg lot lakeview.$950+utils. 250-548-3584 RENT a place with a suite for inlaws, spacious 2bd, 2bth duplex w/sep 2bd suite, $1695. 250-860-6995 Rent-to-Own with 5K down: 3br Vernon home from 1550/mo 4br Vernon home from 1820/mo 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565 RUTLAND- 3bdrm, 2baths, ns, np, avail immed, $1400/mo + utils. 250-765-3002. RUTLAND 3 BDRM Main house. Close to shopping, schools, bus, etc. $1300/ mo utilities incl. Available September 1st. References Please 250-979-0578 Mike RUTLAND. Main flr, 2bd, air, DW, carport, shrd WD, ref’s, $975 + 2/3 utils. 250-765-5064 Sept 1. 2 bdrm, 1 bth 1400 sq ft house located at 472 Glenwood Ave. $1400/mnth Plus utilities. call 250-215-4683 or Email: kdjpops@telus.net Sm 2Bdrm close to school store & river.avail Sept 1 $500 Beaverdell (250)484-5688 WESTSIDE- New 4 bdrm full basement. Dbl garage 3 full washrooms. Close to all amenities. Avail imed. or Sept $2000/mth. all new appls. 778578-7459 or 778-960-6430

Office/Retail

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

HWY 97 North, 1800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-7653295, 250-860-5239

1BD+DEN EXEC at Southwind, walk to beach, pet, highend furnishings. $1450 incl heat/ac. Jack, 250-868-9144 1BD exec, NS, NP, 5appl, WD, pool, $850. 1-800-8655769 ext 14, 604-576-9390

2BDRM 1 bath 4 appl.window blinds + carport NP $975 + utils avail. Aug 1 (250)8608583 or 250-470-9295 OLD Glenmore. 3bdr, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, near amens, 15-Sep 1.$1250 250-763-7869

EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.

Recreation

Rooms for Rent 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 CLEAN furn’d rms, DT near bus/amens. WD. Quiet male or student. $475+. 250-861-5757 FURN’D ROOM for clean, mature, N/S student, working person. Near KLO Campus. Refs & DD req. 250-762-5122. KLO College area- walking distance. 1 bdrm, on bus route. Avail Sept 1st. $600/mo. 250-860-1566. LRG furn’d bsmt room avail in seniors home. NS, NP, ND. Clean & quiet, Rutland. $500mo+DD. 250-491-1075 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450mo. Also small trailer, $450/mo. Call 250-861-8907,250-317-2546 ROOMS for rent: Sept 1. $550ea. own bth, incl cable, int. Call 250-681-5777 SENIORS Home Sharing. Furnished rooms. All utils. included, shared bath + kit $450. 877-803-7168 UBCO area. New quiet home, female students. furnished rooms, share kit/laundry/bath need car 250-491-8177 or 250-215-1073

RV Pads $400/mo. RV Spot, Holiday Park, Winfield BC, for 5th wheel/motorhome. Max 40’ Near pool, hottubs. Electricity & cbl extra. Sept 1/’10 - March 31/’11. 250-819-1335 or email: elbobo@telus.blackberry.net

FARM COUNTRY RV PARK IN N. KELOWNA FULL HOOK-UPS CALL FOR RATES 250-862-7448

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Seasonal Acommodation 2800 Sq. ft. House with 3 bdrms, 1 bonus room (sleeps 8) Backs onto park,1 block to beaches, golf, Mission Creek Greenway $1950 per week, $485 per night 250-764-6135

Shared Accommodation CLEAN Roommate wanted NS, ND, ND, NP. $490/mth (250)860-8106, 250-718-1621 FURN’D bdrm for rent. own bth & lvingrm, cble, int, utils incl, share kitchen & lndry. $500. Suit student, near bus stop. Non smoking & non partying, quiet home. Rosella 250-491-4296 MALE with Dog to Share Bsmt. Suite in Coldstream, pool use, deck, pets ok, prkg, huge yard.$600/mth. cable/int. utils. incl. W/D :250-938-8886 SEPT 1. Downtown, lrg bdrm, share house, someone quiet & respon.$500. 250-470-1179

Storage BOAT & RV STORAGE Large indoor facility, secure & dry, best rates anywhere, drive a little- save alot. Valet service avail. (250)558-3797

Suites, Lower 1000’ RENOVATED basement suite, cultural district, no pets. Quiet tenant/couple. $850 plus utilities 250-763-8873 Wendy 1BD Bachelor suite for rent, $900 suite is new, c/w 5appl, utils incl, located on Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna, close to bus, sep ent., must be nonsmoking, NP, NP, responsible & clean. Male wrking/stdt pref. Call 250-469-2230 1BD Blk Mnt on acreage, sep ent., carport, 4appl, AC, utils incl, NP, NS. Pref older person. $850+DD. Sept 1. 250765-9083 1BD bsmt suite in L. Mission, near new cond., suitable for responsible sngl. $800. Sept 1st. NP, NS. 250-764-9600 1BDRM, 1BATH in Magic Estates. F/S, W/D, A/C, $850/m incl util, cable & internet. NS, cat ok 250-215-0162, 250862-2317

FOR RENT: Suite at Lake Country Manor (an independent living seniors community) Monthly rent incl. three meals/day, wkly house keeping & linen laundering, banking, 24 hr emerg. response system, util., cable, rec/fitness and social activities. Enjoy a lifestyle that provides independence and freedom with the comfort and security of a homelike environment. Please call 250-766-3007

Lake Country Manor -

“A Nice Place to Call Home”

Glenmore 1bdrm bright gr.level sep. ent. / lndry. Utils, internet incl. NS NP 1yr lease Avail Sept 1 $675 250-470-2066 KIND, Healthy, Responsible, over 30. To share a 2bdrm. suite. NS. ND. $450/mth. incl. utils. 250-863-7863 RUTLAND. 2bd suite, NS, NP, avail Sept 1. $850+utils. 250765-3002, 250-863-5616 WINFIELD- bsmt suite, mature single working male, NS, NP. $525 util, cable incl. AVAIL NOW. Ref’s. 250-766-0886.

Suites, Upper 2Bdrm 1bath fr/st/dw/Wd/gas fp/close to bus & shopping. Ideal for students - UBCO $1150 includes utils Avail.NS NP. Sept 1 (250)769-4661 CAPRI area, main floor, 2 bdrms, np, $1200 incl. util., ref req. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 LRG 1bd view suite on acreage, pets ok, incl utils, Sat TV, $900. 250-764-8383


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Townhouses 2BD, 1.5bth, 5appl, strg, grndlvl, patio, prk, Close Plaza 33, Sept 1. $1000. Also 2bd bsmt, Rutland. $950. 250-863-1636 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.

Want to Rent Reliable Working Gent.60 for cottage or cabin Ref’s ND NScat John 250-826-2837 WORKING gentleman looking for cottage/ cabin in Lake Country area. NS, Ndrinking, NP. 250-833-4963

Antiques / Classics 1955 Chevy p/u Collector plates, 350 auto, $15,500 obo. (250)558-8822

Auto Accessories/Parts

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Arrow Canopy for a F350 2004 Short Box, Tinted windows & Rear window. Excellent cond. $750. 250-868-5159 LYLE’’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537

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Cars - Sports & Imports 2003 Corolla Sport 129k, $7900. 2004 Sienna 147k, $12,900. (250)309-1867 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB 5spd $7475. 06 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, air, $9975, 07 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan, auto, air, p/w, p/l, $10,475. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles Lego Auto Sales, Vernon, 250-2604415

Motorcycles OUR CARS LAST! 1991 CHEV Corsica, auto, exc student car, good condition, $800. 250-765-5597. 1992 Park Avenue Buick V6PW, tilt, cruise, AC $1000 obo ph. 778-478-7816

2001 OLDS ALERO

3.4L, V6, auto, 4dr, FWD, a/c, pw, pl, antilock brakes, tinted windows, hwy kms, service records avail, VERY CLEAN! Exc cond. $2990 obo. 250-542-6655 Vernon 2002 Chevy Malibu LS excellent cond. newer tires/brakes AT AC pwr windows keyless entry $3900 obo 762-6068 2002 Olds Intrigue GX, pw, pd, pm, trunk & drivers seat, CD. $4700 obo. 250-764-5166. 2003 Kia Rio for sale, standard, 4cyl, excellent driving cond., good tires & body, $3300 obo. 250-470-8194 2003 Pontiac Sportsman, late model, many extras as roller $11,000 as turn key $15,000 or trade for equal value (250)549-7003 2006 Chrylser 300, fully loaded, anti lock brakes, auto with interchangeable auxiliary stand trans. RWD, $9000. (250)503-0672, 250-308-6598 WANTED- 2000-2004 Mazda 3 hatchback. Must be automatic and have power options. Looking only for car in excellent condition. 250-764-7654.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1981 MGB needs new home, replaced by a Porsche, 125k, new int. new top & trunk kit, no acc. $4000. 250-838-9771 2001 Nissan Altima $4300; 01 Nissan Frontier 4x4 P/U, towpkg, 6-cd, good tires, 220K, $9400 250-878-9413

ELECTRIC or GAS

SCOOTERS

Sales & Service

Helmets Accessories Parts

144A Old Vernon Rd 491-8570 2001 Yamaha XT 350. 9500kms. Extra super trap exhaust, $2800. Call 250-7658021 2007 YAMAHA V-Star 1300, exc cond, leather bags, windshield, belt drive, fuel ejections, c/w leather riding gear & storage cover. 250-862-3555. 2008 Honda CRF80 barely used, $2000 80km on bike. (250)549-7003 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250, female driven, town commuted, riding gear (extra) $5000 obo. 2005 Suzuki Boulevard 800, female driven, access. incl. $5000 obo. 250-545-1562. $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 BMW k1200GT Perfect Condition $11,999. 12k, 3 yrs Warranty Left. 250-859-1300

Off Road Vehicles 2001 Honda ATV, 4x4, winch, extras, $2800 obo or trade for SUV, Also Camper for sale $900(250)938-0098

2005 Bombardier 200 Rally ATV, auto, racks, 2WD, $1590. 250-549-3557

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen play with your food I think summer is one of those times we should be able to play with our food, despite what Mom says. There’s lots of opportunities for finger food, with fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance, and they are often excellent for taking on picnics and hikes, even if it’s just in the backyard. Food always tastes better outside, and kids just love a picnic of fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s a good way to add some nutritional snacks to their daily diet. Perhaps they could even help you prepare the food and arrange it on a platter. And then there’s melon carving. It’s the ultimate in edible centrepieces, and also fun to play with. I had to share this terrific idea with you now that fresh, local watermelons are available at markets. In a Jude’s Kitchen column many years ago, I described how to make a watermelon “basket” to fill with fresh fruit salad for a centrepiece to be eaten at the end of the meal. This is a companion idea to that one, and it looks like it would be great fun to involve the kids in. With so much fresh fruit around at this time of year, dessert can be really good for you, and it can be very easy to whip up a flavourful sauce for ice cream, angel food cake, yogurt or waffles. Simply combine about three cups of fresh fruit, chopped if it’s larger, a couple of teaspoonfuls of cornstarch and a spoonful or so of sugar, in a pot over low heat on the stove. Stir and bring it all to bubbling, stirring constantly for a few minutes while it thickens and becomes translucent. It’s an excellent way to serve all sorts of fresh berries or cherries, apricots, peaches or plums. If you have enjoyed this column over the past dozen years or so, perhaps you’d like to reserve a copy of my book, which is being published this fall by the Okanagan Institute. To ensure there’ll be a copy for you, go to my website and have one set aside for you: www.judiesteeves.com CONTRIBUTED

Watermelon Hedgehog Edible Centrepiece Inspired by a Georgia pair and shared with us by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, this is more instructions than an actual recipe, but the end result is the same: food for the eyes as well as the tummy. Note that watermelon is a great hydrator, is lowfat and cholesterol-free. It also contains several vitamins, an important amino acid and an antioxidant. Besides all that, they're delicious. 1 seedless watermelon 3 blueberries cutting board large kitchen knife paring knife green dry-erase marker toothpicks Read through all the directions before beginning. Wash the watermelon and pat dry. Place the watermelon on its side and cut

a quarter-inch off the light yellow spot on the bottom where it sat on the ground, so it sits flat. Be careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind or the liquid might leak from the bottom of your carving and make a mess. Set the watermelon so that its stem will be the nose. Find a point about a quarter along the length of the melon and use the dry-erase marker to begin at that point and draw vertical lines half way down both sides of the watermelon. Then, from both those vertical lines, draw a horizontal line straight to the back of the watermelon. If you are happy with your proportion, cut along the lines with a large knife. Remove this whole portion and set aside. Next, begin to remove the watermelon flesh, but make sure you leave each piece you remove in large pieces, so it will be easier for making cubes with which to fill the cavity.

Use a large metal spoon and a paring knife to remove the flesh from both pieces of the watermelon. Cut the flesh into bite-sized cubes and let drain in a colander. Wipe off the guidelines from the marker. To simulate the hedgehog’s coarse fur, use a small, sharp knife to make many small cuts to the edges of the head and body, as in the photo. Make the cuts small, irregular, angled and curved, almost like the flames of a fire. From the removed rind, cut a strip 1 3/4 inches wide from the flat end, which will give you a slightly rounded strip. Cut a triangle from the centre of the strip to make the nose. To attach the nose, place toothpicks just above the stem, on both sides, then slide the base of the nose over the other end of the toothpicks, outer side up. You may need another toothpick to secure it. Put a toothpick in the tip of the nose and

stick a blueberry on the end. Cut four equal-sized rectangles for the feet from the removed rind. Trim the backs of the rectangles thinner than the front and then make two cuts on the front of each piece to create a point, making the shape of a paw. Attach them with toothpicks to the bottom edges of the hedgehog as in the photo. To make the ears, draw two curves triangles that come to a point into the edges of the face area where desired. Use your finger to gently push out the cut shape from the inside until it’s only slightly protruding. Be careful not to crack or break the rind. For eyes, use toothpicks to attach blueberries on either side of the nose. Inside the hedgehog place the drained watermelon cubes. Stick toothpicks into the cubes at the top to simulate his spiky fur. Set in the centre of your buffet table for eating at the end of the meal.

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PEACHLAND FIREFIGHTERS work on extinguishing a truck trailer fire on the Okanagan Connector, Thursday afternoon. The semi was reported on fire around 3:15 p.m. near the tourist centre above Peachland. The east-bound traffic lanes were blocked for a period of time. The RCMP said the brakes on the trailer locked up as it came down the Brenda Mine hill, starting a fire underneath the trailer. The trailer was entirely engulfed by fire at 3:19 p.m. The truckt was reported to have been carrying a load of steel. The driver of the truck was able to disconnect the tractor unit from the trailer, saving it from being destroyed. Peachland fire department was first to be called to deal with the fire, but had to wait until Forestry offcials approved their attending the scene as the location was outside the department’s jurisdiction. That approval came within five minutes of the call and the Peachland department responded. DAVE PRESTON/CONTRIBUTOR

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Contentious houseboats now moored near Kalamoir Park Dave Preston CONTRIBUTOR

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WHILE THREE GELLATLY BAY houseboats have moved to a bay off Kalamoir Regional Park, two other houseboats (including the houseboat pictured here) are moored one kilometre north of the park, just off Campbell Road.

The Gellatly Bay houseboats that raised the ire of some West Kelowna residents because they were an eyesore and represented squatting, are gone from the bay, but not from West Kelowna. Three of the last remaining houseboats chugged out of the bay last weekend, as per orders from the District of West Kelowna, but they only managed to move a few kilometres away. Now they’re parked in the bay near Kalamoir Regional Park. Same problem, different location. Kirsten Jones, district communications coordinator, said officials were hoping the remaining Gellatly houseboats would find appropriate moorage, which doesn’t include in front of the Casa Loma area. The district contends that the houseboats are in non-compliance with the municipality’s water zone and that their owners

know they are in noncompliance. Casa Loma residents and the Casa Loma Neighbourhood Association have let the district know they aren’t happy that the Gellatly Bay problem simply shifted to their neck of West Kelowna. Two other houseboats departed Gellatly Bay Tuesday. Left was one flatbed boat whose owner was arranging to have it hauled away on a truck trailer. The district has extended its deadline for removal of houseboats from the waters bordering West Kelowna several times and finally had enough this past week. Barry Williamson, lawyer for the district, was in B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday asking for an injunction hearing. Williamson was seeking a court order to remove or relocate the three houseboats that moved from Gellatly Bay to the bay off Kalamoir Regional Park. Williamson was unsuccessful in getting a short date for a hearing.

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West Kelowna policy could mean higher facility user fees Dave Preston CONTRIBUTOR

Royal LePage Place users and those who use other facilities could face higher fees in the future now that West Kelowna council has adopted a new cost recovery philosophy. Council previously asked staff to take a look at how fees and charges for municipal facilities are calculated. Jim Zaffino, director of finance, reported to council Tuesday and recommended changes to the way groups and organizations are charged. Previously, according to Zaffino, the district’s philosophy of program fees involved: • Subsidizing some programs to provide recreational opportunities for low income individuals and families; • Charging a premium for specific programs to

help subsidize other programs; • Recovering costs, but only direct costs. The result of the current system is that municipal programs and arena rentals make up just 41 per cent of the costs, while 59 per cent is paid through taxes. If Johnson-Bentley Pool is included in the calculations, the numbers change to 34 per cent covered by user fees and 66 per cent by taxes. Zaffino proposed a new cost recovery model to council that would increase user fees, while maintaining a realistic price schedule and reducing tax subsidization. “All municipalities subsidize recreation and culture programs to a degree,” said Zaffino. The proposed model would entail a major change, according to Zaffino. Unlike the current situation, in the future the district would charge program fees that will include staff time, admin-

istration costs and facility costs. Singled out as an example, Zaffino explained that users of Royal LePage Place “Are getting a deal right now.” Zaffino submitted a report to council that includes four cost recovery goals where fees charged to groups should be set in order to recover a known percentage of actual costs: 1. Arena fees charged to youth should recover 37 per cent of costs. 2. Arena fees charged to adults should recover 63 per cent of costs. 3. Program fees charged to youth should recover 90 per cent of costs. 4. Program fees charged to adults should recover 100 per cent of costs. Using the new fees and charges philosophy, the district’s finance and recreation and culture departments will forward new pricing to council

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hy do you need to hire a lawyer to get a fair settlement from ICBC? I’ve been advising people for years that it’s good corporate policy. Most people, when faced with the reality that hiring a lawyer means giving up one-third of their claim, will settle directly with ICBC. So, how could it possibly make financial sense to involve a lawyer? What magic; what spell could a lawyer cast on the insurance company to cause the offer to increase enough to justify paying one third of the claim to the lawyer? What brilliant mastery of negotiation could bring about such results? It has nothing to do with negotiation. It has nothing to do with brilliance. The insurance com-

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Paul Hergott pany has standard, low ball, offers. A claims adjuster will make the standard, low ball offer with a straight face, after working to gain the trust of the claimant. They have a leg up in gaining that trust because they are an arm of the provincial government. Threatening to hire a lawyer will get you nowhere. A large number of claimants will make that threat. The insurance company knows that only a small number will actually carry through. Claim after claim gets

settled without the insurance company paying anything in legal defence costs, for a fraction of what the claim is worth. Cha-ching; cha-ching; cha-ching. I keep statistics so that I can prove my point. Before I let ICBC know that I’m involved on a file, I ask my clients to go to the claims adjuster to get their last, best offer. I record that number so that I can compare it with the end result. In absolutely every case, the injured victim has ended up with more in his or her pocket, after paying one-third of the claim to me in fees, than ICBC’s last, best offer. In most cases the result in my client’s pocket is some multiple of that last, best offer. I want to be very clear that my results are not special. Any competent personal injury law-

I ASK MY CLIENTS TO GO TO THE CLAIMS ADJUSTER TO GET THEIR LAST, BEST OFFER. I RECORD THAT NUMBER SO THAT I CAN COMPARE IT WITH THE END RESULT. IN ABSOLUTELY EVERY CASE, THE INJURED VICTIM HAS ENDED UP WITH MORE IN HIS OR HER POCKET, AFTER PAYING ONE-THIRD OF THE CLAIM TO ME IN FEES, THAN ICBC’S LAST, BEST OFFER.

yer would have the same results. The clearest illustration of my point came to pass over this past week. The stage was set a few months ago when a local health care professional consulted me about her claim, being clear that she didn’t want a long, drawn out affair. I met with her at the Pheasant & Quail Pub one evening before a choir practice, and got up to speed

on her case. The claims adjuster had offered her $15,000. She wanted a number to take back to the claims adjuster. I gave her one, lower than what I thought her claim was worth to account for the fact that she would be avoiding my one-third contingency fee. It was $40,000. As I expected, the adjuster didn’t budge and I was hired. As always happens

when I am hired, the file was allocated to a litigation adjuster. She called me up last week to discuss the file. She stopped me when I started talking high claim values and told me about the note in the file that my client had been told by a lawyer to ask for $40,000. I told her about my meeting at the Pheasant & Quail, that the $40,000 number was a quick and dirty settlement suggestion with no legal fees. I don’t know what came over me, but I told her that I wouldn’t take any fees for my services if she was able to bring an offer at that $40,000 figure. She made the offer within 25 minutes, and the file settled. Perhaps I should have made ICBC pay for their low-ball settlement position of $15,000. Perhaps I should have worked up

the file to end up at the $60,000 or so figure it would have gotten to. I rationalized my decision on the basis that I had really done very little on the file, and I’d be saving my client a couple years of putting up with me before ending up with approximately the same result. The thing is, I also saved ICBC tens of thousands of dollars in the settlement and legal expense. It was bittersweet, but it was a victory for justice that proved, yet again, the way ICBC works. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna. paul@hlaw.ca

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The road will reopen to all traffic when paving is complete. Detour signs will be placed directing motorists to alternate accesses into the neighbourhood. For the safety of the public and construction crews, drivers are asked to obey all traffic

control signs and personnel. The public’s cooperation and patience through the construction period is appreciated. For more information on the Hudson Road Sanitary Sewer Project visit West Kelowna’s website at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca.

Tweddle Creek fire gathers momentum Steve Arstad CONTRIBUTOR

The B.C. Forest Service continues its action on the Tweddle Creek fire, using helicopters and ground crews in an attempt to steer the fire towards more favourable ground. Airtankers attacked the fire Thursday and laid fire retardant in order to slow its rate of

spread towards the Ashnola area. The fire is not threatening any structures or communities but is still growing was moving southwest away from Keremeos on Thursday. It is highly visible from Highway 3. Stakeholders with concerns in the fire area are being kept apprised of the situation. Additional information is available

from the Kamloops Fire Centre at 250-554-5500. On Thursday the perimeter of the fire was mapped and its size estimated at 252 hectares, though not all of it active. This area includes rock that is not burning. Given the terrain the fire centre has found it extremely difficult to map the exact size of the burn area. On Thursday evening,

fire activity increased with the winds and the direction shifted in a more easterly direction, increasing the possibility of it affecting buildings. A stakeholders meeting was scheduled for Friday afternoon. Several residents were being assisted in fire protection efforts by forestry crew members. This fire was caused

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sidizing minor hockey, as an example, beyond what we’re comfortable with,” said Ophus. “How far down to you take it for fees?” asked Coun. Carol Zanon. “Do we really want to be charging fees for a neighbourhood function when people feel they have already paid for that park already?” Zaffino responded that, “Parks aren’t there to make money,” but there is an administrative cost for staff time in booking a park for an event that should be recovered. Johnson said a business plan for Royal LePage Place is due in September and it will discuss subsidies at that facility. Council accepted Zaffino’s recommendation unanimously. Staff will prepare a report in the future as to how the new fees and charges philosophy will impact user groups. edit@kelownacapnews.com


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WESTSIDE ▼ HOTEL, CONFERENCE CENTRE

Council worries about traffic for Mission Hill development Parking space estimates range from 200 to 400. Dave Preston CONTRIBUTOR

A sizeable development addition to Mission Hill Family Estate Winery was finally before West Kelowna council Tuesday and parking and traffic issues were top of mind for elected officials. Mission Hill is proposing a substantial development next to its winery operation and staff brought forward a proposal for council to give first reading to zoning bylaw and Official Community Plan amendments. The development is proposed for seven parcels of land on the corner of Mission Hill Road and Ridge Boulevard. The proponent is looking for an OCP amendment to allow for tourist commercial and rezoning to a new comprehensive development (CD) zone.

Proposed is a long list of new amenities for the winery operation, including an auberge (boutique hotel) of up to 120 units, up to 37 guest cottages, conference centre and restaurant. Also included in the proposal is an art gallery, wine museum, artists-inresidence studios, a wellness centre and a gatehouse with residential living units. In presenting the proposal to council, district staff noted that existing zoning would allow for 35 per cent of the properties to be covered with structures, while the proposed CD zone allows for 15 per cent coverage. Existing zoning would also allow for 79,000-square-metres of gross floor area; the CD zone would allow for 36,500 square metres. The CD zone will include stipulations for cantilevered buildings, maximum floor areas, maximum number of units, maximum build heights, setbacks, site coverage requirements, fencing, land-

scaping and form and character details, according to staff. Mission Hill has proposed a cash-in-lieu contribution of $450,000 for offsite traffic calming measures on Mission Hill Road, Ridge Boulevard and at the intersection of Mission Hill Road and Boucherie Road, according to staff. The proponent has looked at two possible routes for a new road up to the site of the proposed development, but staff said both routes included very steep grades and would involve excessive amounts of cut and fill to create them as well as large retaining walls. The public has raised concern in the past that additional traffic in the residential area of Mission Hill, according to Nancy Henderson, director of planning. “The roads are certainly built to handle the increased volumes,” said Henderson. “It’s a commercial development smack dab in

the middle of a residential area,” said Coun. Bryden Winsby. Regardless that Mission Hill Drive is designated as a collector route, local residents “don’t want a collector route,” said Winsby. A number of council members raised concerns that the current proposal does not contain enough additional parking spaces. Coun. Carol Zanon noted there are 208 parking stalls on-site now and 376 are proposed upon completion of construction. That means an additional 168 parking stalls would be added. Staff noted that, under regional district regulations, a minimum of 200 parking stalls should be added for the size of the development, while the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure would like to see 400. “We have an art gallery. We have a conference centre. We have a large restaurant,” said Zanon. “I’d like to see something more scientific about what

is the range for acceptable parking. Mission Hill has proposed that they will undertake transportation demand management to help coordinate trips to the development and limit the number of vehicles that will need to be parked. Henderson noted that at previous public information meetings about the development, local residents were not concerned if on-street parking happened a couple of times a year during major events, but they wouldn’t want to see it happen all the time. Council decided to give first reading to OCP and zoning bylaw amendments. Staff will now work on finalizing details of community amenity contributions and hammer out phasing and servicing agreements with the developer. A phased development agreement will be brought to council with an associated bylaw in the future. Once it is on its way, the OCP and zoning bylaw amendments will be

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Okanagan sockeye coming over the Wells Dam, there are plenty of fish to allow a recreation fishery on Osoyoos Lake. According to the

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South Okanagan is Wells Dam count is ready for kindergarten usual predictor of spawn count CONTRIBUTOR

The Okanagan Skaha School District, covering Penticton and area, isn’t expecting any problems with the start of fullday kindergarten at six of the district’s elementary schools September will mark the start of the phased rollout of full-day kindergarten, implemented at six schools this year before being brought in at the remaining area elementary schools with the start of the 2011 school year. “We identified the six schools early in the process,” said school superintendent Wendy Hyer, who explains that kindergarten teachers went through an orientation process in May and June to acquaint them with the changes. “A full day is a lot different from a half day. In May we actually had a one-day kindergarten session on what does fullday kindergarten look like, what’s the focus,” she said. “Full-day kindergarten is purposeful play, it’s not meant to be miniGrade 1.” That one day session was followed by a repeat in June to make sure the teachers were comfortable with the idea and knew what was expected of them. Hyer explained the full day is meant to provide more time to meet the learning outcomes of the kindergarten program, giving teachers extra time with the kids to accomplish the goals set out. “They haven’t expanded the learning outcomes, it’s really called a gift of time,” said Hyer. During the first year, Hyer continued, they plan to get the teachers from the six schools together on a regular basis. “We’ll get them together once every couple of months and talk about successes and challenges, and networking around who is doing what, what is working well and how we can continue to support the implantation of the program,” she said. “The whole focus of early learning is learning through creative play. It’s really around exposing children to social and emotional development, how to interact with other children, physical development, are they out-

side playing, developing motor skills, learning how to use scissors or colouring books, all those little physical skills that help them get ready for school.” Another big part of the program is oral language skills, which Hyer said doesn’t mean reading, but speaking and developing a vocabulary as a precursor to being able to learn to read. “So the focus of early learning is being able to expose kids to those types of activities so they develop the skills they need when they enter into Grade 1,” she said. Hyer said she is getting mixed reactions from parents—some want their children in the full-day program, though their school isn’t offering it yet, while others whose children are going into full-

day kindergarten are not as keen about it. “It has been a bit of a mix, but not a lot of feedback from parents to me,” she said, adding that the big concern seems to be how the children will adapt to a full day. But the experience at Giant’s Head Elementary, which already offers a full-day program three days a week, shows that the kids adapt well and like being there. “They’re quite resilient actually,” Hyer said. “It just becomes a question of structuring the day to make sure there is a good balance of things, to make sure there is free play, focused play, and having snack time and play time outside and those sorts of things,” she said. —Penticton Western

Salmon from C8 ance, sent out an e-mail to stakeholder groups, trying to set the record straight on the numbers of fish needed and the challenges of managing the run. “Our habitat-based escapement goals tell us that we can put 80,000 fish on the spawning grounds, so that this population sustains itself,” said Bussanich, explaining the difficulties of trying to manage the uncertainty of how many fish actually make it to the spawning grounds. “We don’t have definitive answers, so by pulling big triggers like introducing a management regime on this experiment could make it even more challenging to address some of the things we’re trying to do,” he said. Of those 250,000 fish that pass Wells Dam, Bussanich continued, a

percentage will be spawning in the Wenatchee River and then, of the percentage that continue to the Okanagan, another portion will be lost to a variety of causes. Historically, the Wells Dam count has been used to predict how many fish would make it to the spawning grounds. Bussanich said this has been accurate in the past, but last year the predictions weren’t as accurate as usual. “We’re not sure why, we had a discrepancy— it was lower,” he said, explaining that only a fraction of that run made it to the spawning grounds. They’re not sure why, but Bussanich said there might have been several causes, including harvesting in the U.S. “Or did they end up in Osoyoos Lake and get cooked because the water

temperatures were too high?” asked Bussanich. “There is this uncertainty built in.” Bussanich said they need to answer questions regarding harvesting rates and how many sockeye are being lost to other factors, like too-warm water in Osoyoos Lake. Sports fishers have also been saying that if there are enough salmon for a commercial fishery, there are enough for a recreational one. However, Bussanich explains that there is a misunderstanding about that as well. “The use of the term commercial is a misnomer—the message that is getting out there is the wrong one. This is a demonstration fishery, a pilot project that was developed this year,” he said. That was to test gear types for selective harvesting, storage and transportation

units as well as testing the market for fresh caught salmon. “The proposal reads that we have to prove to fisheries in Canada and other agencies that we can track product and maintain temperature controls for a safe fish product. If there were any sales, to provide sales receipts and documents,” he said, adding that to date, including the 80 fish distributed from last year’s demo fishery, they have not received any sales receipts. “This year too there was no exchange of funds. The fish from last year and this year—and we did the same, 80 pieces— went to local restaurants,” said Bussanich. “To date there has been no sales, it’s been all marketing and samples.” —Pentiction Western

City locks up Ironman Canada for five years Kristi Patton CONTRIBUTOR

The agreement to secure the Ironman Canada Triathlon in Penticton for the next five years has been approved by city council. “(Ironman) is a huge stimulant for the community economically and we should never forget that, we should never al-

low it to leave our community,” said Coun. John Vassilaki. A year-to-year escalating “promotion fee” is to be paid out, with the first year at $30,000 rising to a $75,000 contribution for the fourth and fifth years. Penticton CAO Dennis Back said the money is being raised by the community, which the city has a “non-binding” agree-

ment with, to do so for all five years. In exchange for the promotion fee, the city will receive several benefits in return, including national television advertising spots on TSN, website advertising and promotion spots from Ironman Canada. Access to Ironman Canada’s 25,000name database is also included. Advertising can also be placed in the ath-

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Jiu-jitsu instructor says the martial arts can build confidence Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Forty years after Randy Martin took up martial arts, he is helping Westside residents learn self-defense and life skills through jiu jitsu. Martin and Ronin Jiu-jitsu have been teaching classes for 12 years in the area. “I have guys that have started and gone all the way from beginner to black belt there.” What usually draws people to his jiu-jitsu classes is the desire to learn a martial art in a well-rounded form that offers practical applications. People take part in training also through an interest in Japanese history and culture, for personal or health reasons, or to boost their confidence level. “It’s not difficult to learn, but there are different ways that people do learn.” Martin said students come away with both physical and mental gains. Mentally, training gives people the ability to deal with situations with more confidence and read people in certain aspects. Students become more in tune with avoiding confrontation as well, he added.

The classes offer general fundamentals as on physical interaction. well as a little bit of advanced self-defence and Martin said learning jiu-jitsu involves avoidMartin said this can entail the smallest of things, ing physical confrontation, how to deal with unsuch as an understanding of situational aspects provoked violent attacks, and what to do afterlike ground conditions. wards. Martin pointed out some “There’s guidelines and steps forms of martial arts involve strictthat people follow.” ly stand-up punching and kickHe noted that once a physicing on a flat surface. But during al confrontation has been dealt IT’S NOT DIFFICULT winter, Okanagan residents can with, students should also examTO LEARN, BUT deal with rocky, snowy, slushy or ine what happens afterwards, THERE ARE muddy surfaces. He pointed out what are the laws and legalities DIFFERENT WAYS grappling arts have an advantage involved. in this situation since other arts reMartin said students can deTHAT PEOPLE DO quire a lot of distance from an opvelop an overall awareness of LEARN. ponent, which can be difficult in many different aspects of dealRandy Martin situations where footing is not ing with confrontation. The skills available. learned can help people coping Martin added that people do not with anger management in themwear traditional gis or karate outfits. In a prac- selves and prevent freezing in stressful situatical situation, people will encounter opponents tions. who are less clad in summer, or wearing thick Martin noted the skills acquired in jiu-jitsu layers of clothing in winter. He pointed out the practice help also in dealing with people in the area is home to a transient society which in- community aspect, defusing situations before volves a lot of people with different perspectives they become physical.

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There are no prerequisites to embark on a course of jiu jitsu training, and Martin said the best people to teach are those who have never had any previous training. While learning, they are not trying to erase previous physical or mental habits. He noted that not everyone comes from a good situation stylistically, and just because a person gets to the black belt level or technical height in one martial art means they are eligible or should be teaching others. He added that sometimes students aren’t properly evaluated, or instructors themselves can be substandard. “There’s so many viable reasons as to why there can be bad habits.” Martin pointed out that classical Japanese jiujitsu encompasses many techniques involving life preservation and the protection of others. He added that karate, judo and aikido all developed out of the art. Classes start Sept. 21. For more information, visit www.roninjj.com or contact Martin at 250470-3726. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com

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Back issues are a major pain you can do without T

he other day I asked the participants in my step class how many of them had ever experienced low back pain. More than half of them raised their hands. Think about it—if 50 per cent of a room of young (the majority not over 55) and fit participants have had this problem, it isn’t that surprising that statistics show about 80 per cent of the population have experienced low back pain. It accounts for more sick time and disability leave than any other condition. The good news is that for most folks, while back pain can be from mildly aching to downright excruciating, it can definitely be treated. While recovery time

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may advise further treatment by a chiropractor, physiotherapist or registered massage therapist. Many of these practitioners can provide non-invasive treatments that can provide relief and a quick return to your regular lifestyle. If the diagnosis of your back pain is more than an uncomplicated strain or sprain, a referral to a specialist may be in order. Gone are the days of advising back strain sufferers to take bed rest. Quite the contrary. Today the caregiver will often prescribe light activity such as walking or swimming. Don’t mistake this to mean heavy weight lifting, twisting or even high impact sports. While in-

itially movement can be uncomfortable most people will definitely notice improvement with light mobility. Ask your doctor or

jury is in an acute stage. Your physiotherapist can determine when and what stretches are appropriate for your injury. Certain exercises will help to

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MANY LOW BACK INJURIES OCCUR FOR NO APPARENT REASON. A SNEEZE, BENDING OVER TO TIE YOUR SHOES OR EVEN JUST GETTING OUT OF BED AND WHAM YOU’RE ON YOUR KNEES REELING IN PAIN. IT CAN HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US AND EVEN THE MOST FIT. LOW BACK PAIN IS NOT JUST AN AILMENT OF THE AGING OR FRAIL.

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reason. A sneeze, bending over to tie your shoes or even just getting out of bed and wham you’re on your knees reeling in pain. It can happen to the best of us and even the most fit. Low back pain is not just an ailment of the aging or frail. So, can common low back pain be prevented? In many cases the answer is yes. Learning proper lifting techniques, not twisting while bent over under load and even keeping your weight under control. A strong, balanced core is your key to lessening the likelihood of a back problem. This means an exercise program that includes strengthening not just the abdominals but also the lower back muscles.

See a trainer after proper diagnosis to learn effective and safe exercises for the core. You will learn how to stretch properly because you will finally know what is tight. Also, a trainer can address postural issues that could be aggravating the back. Good posture can help prevent low back pain in the first place. As is so often the way when it comes to health issues, sometimes you don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone—a life without low back pain is a wonderful thing. Do everything you can to keep it that way. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.

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WESTSIDE ▼ MP’S REPORT

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istorians and futurists are r agreed and their agreement will have increasing implications for students and retirees right here in the Okanagan, Nicola and Highland Valleys. Call it a wake up bell, call it a reality check, but don’t call it ‘nothing to get worked up about. As a matter of fact getting worked up about it is exactly what we do need to be doing. I’m referring to nothing less than the shift of global momentum (and power) that is taking place right under our sun soaked view here at home. Each us can probably recall the rare opportunity of standing back in awe and witnessing the phenomenal sight of a solar eclipse. Well, we are having the rare opportunity of watching what is at least a partial eclipse of global power and influence and

Or that China is the only nation whose citizens are experiencing elevated levels of prosperity (amidst ongoing deprivation, of course). Other regions of pre-

Stockwell Day a shifting of the planet in that regard. Of course I’m not saying anything that is news to most of you. It’s just that most of us weren’t alive 200 years ago when the last such shift was in its early days. Then it was the onset of the economic and social rise to dominance of the United States of America. Now it’s a similar chapter of global proportions being recorded about China and all that is happening there. I’m not saying the U.S. is no longer the centre of planetary influence.

changes coming at us. What I want to say is that we need to be doing much more than watching, as we did when we took in those solar eclipses in the past that happened right

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…WE ARE HAVING THE RARE OPPORTUNITY OF WATCHING WHAT IS AT LEAST A PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF GLOBAL POWER AND INFLUENCE… IT’S A CHAPTER OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS BEING RECORDED ABOUT CHINA AND ALL THAT IS HAPPENING THERE.

vious impoverishment are also beginning to taste morsels from improving standards of living. It’s just that what is going on in China (and India and other Asian countries) will continue to impact our own lives in the most tangible ways. There is not enough space in this weekly report to catalogue all the

before our eyes. Some of us may still be of the mindset that since Canada has so much to offer we will simply be the automatic beneficiaries of this global growth. Not necessarily so. Last year, for the first time in history, China produced more cars than any other nation. And 97 per

cent of their billion or so population still don’t own one. Talk about a growth market. So some may say, ‘Well they need our ongoing technology and resources to just help them in that one area alone.’ Really? A long list of aspiring ‘partners’ are clamouring at China’s door to be suppliers in their countless new areas of development. But at the same time, Chinese students of metallurgy at their own institute of metallurgy have just discovered how to make stainless steel (think auto making) without a substantial need for nickel. Big deal you say? When you think that Sudbury’s main export for decades has been nickel you begin to get an idea of the implications of an increasingly capable China. I’m not saying we’re missing out. I’m just giving one of the countless examples of how we need

to be leading edge in all we do if we want to maintain our own significant standard of living.

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…WE NEED TO BE LEADING EDGE IN ALL WE DO IF WE WANT TO MAINTAIN OUR OWN SIGNIFICANT STANDARD OF LIVING.

That means that math and science and chemistry and physics etc., must be pursued right here in Canada with as much vigour as ever if we are going to ride this current wave of global growth. This week I will be fully reminded of that as I officially greet and meet as special delegation from China in Vancouver. This is the first group to arrive as a result of the break-

through achieved by the Prime Minister of Canada being granted Approved Destination Status from the government of China. This will lead to a significant boost in our tourism industry. It is a major breakthrough which previous governments were unable to achieve. It shows we can achieve strong partner status at a number of levels. But these types of important levels of economic connection will only come as a result of unremitting energy and hard work. We have what it takes. But we won’t get it by standing on the sidelines watching the eclipse take place. It will take the relentless pursuit of excellence in all fields of endeavour to be a part of the potential that is before us. Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla and president of the federal Treasury Board.

▼ PENTICTON HOCKEY

Vees add alumni to coaching staff, with others staying on Emanuel Sequeira CONTRIBUTOR

Michael Hengen manned the Penticton Vees blueline during the 2007/08 BCHL championship season. Now he’s back to help the blueline again, this time as an assistant coach. The Vees recently restructured the executive coaching staff, which includes adding Hengen, who re-

turned to North America following two pro seasons in Germany. “This will be a good opportunity,” said Hengen, prior to a session during the Vees’ prep camp at McLaren Arena on Wednesday. “I’m honoured to be part of the organization again.” Hengen was in the middle of a contract negotiation that wasn’t going well when Vees coach-

general manager Fred Harbinson contacted him to find out what he was doing. Hengen said part of the reason he’s looking forward to his new role is simply because it brings him back to the rink. “I couldn’t ask for more,” said Hengen, who isn’t nervous about his new role. “I have played five years junior and two years

pro. I can help kids grow. It’s awesome,” added Hengen, who has coached his entire life. Returning for his fourth year with the Vees is assistant coach David Small, who will now be assuming the role of director of hockey operations within his current responsibilities. Small will focus his attention on video breakdown, team camps and club logistics.

Steve Cawley, a graduate of McGill University, is another addition who will focus his attention as the academic and mentorship liaison, while also assisting with statistical breakdown for the club. Matt Sells joins the organization as a video technician and will assist the coaching staff in preparation for opponents and breaking down previous game action.

▼ PENTICTON

New coach for skating club Emanuel Sequeira CONTRIBUTOR

Glengarry Figure Skating Club hopes to carve a brighter future with new coaches. Alex Sergeev and Janelle Morcombe replace the departed Patricia YorkGillett and Darren Gillett. Sergeev and Morcombe are excited about the opportunity given to them by the club to expand and improve the programs for the club and its skaters. Sergeev, a coach with 14 years experience, said the programs within the

club need to be built and developed. Among the priorities is bridging the gap between CanSkate to the club with a junior academy. That is something the St. Petersburg, Russia native said is lacking and is an area that places focus on first-year competitive skaters. He also plans to work with the existing club members. Another aspect he would like to touch on is a CanPower program for young hockey players teaching them how to skate properly. “I love everything

about coaching,” said Sergeev, taking a break from packing up his family from Prince George. “Really like to try to make results. I try to achieve when I work with kids the highest level of sport.” Having been to Penticton to conduct a spring and summer school, Sergeev has been exposed to the clubs talented skaters. “The club has some strong seniors but the majority are in junior and intermediate level,” said Sergeev, who signed a one-year contract with the opportunity to extend it.

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“Our depth allows us the opportunity for coaches to specialize in their areas of expertise. We’re stronger as an organization both on and off the ice moving forward.” —Penticton Western

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

MOTORING ▼ DECORATIVE LIVING

▼ GROUNDLESS PROTEST

Its curtains for summer Anti-environmentalists

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t’s as if a curtain gets drawn at the end of every summer, as it cools down so fast,” says my friend Robin. Then we wonder what’s next. This time of year as well as about March, are my favourite times of year. The reason— change. And that it is. We can look forward to a warmer palette this year. You know how gray and black made its debut last year and even continued into spring, which was really odd. Reason being, is the economic downfall that had occurred. Things are looking more optimistic this fall, as the strongest colour showcased is camel. This is very promising, as when colours in personal fashion arise they often then move into the home fashion sector. You will begin to see this colour emerge. The fresh side of the matter is that camel will be paired up with new hues, like plum purple, or pine green. Or even on a brighter note, as my good friend Lori would say,

DECORATIVE TOUCHES

Sallie Ritchey there is electric mustard and chartreuse. It’s as if bolds and jewel tones are being mixed, paired with the ever-grounding grays

Fashion and interior fashion often are a reflection of things to come. It’s always an interesting study for me. Again, fall and spring are the key times. Metals are chunky and bold—not for the timid. Curtain fixtures, table legs, tables with glass and electrical fixtures are all reflecting this new trend, right down to the smallest details, such as picture

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PART OF THE REASON FOR THE NEED FOR ALL THE METALS IS HOW WOODS TOOK OVER, FOR THE MOST PART. IF YOU LOOK AROUND YOUR AVERAGE HOME NOWADAYS, YOU WILL SEE WOOD ON THE FLOOR, EXPOSED WOOD CABINETRY, TALLER BASEBOARDS AND STAINED WINDOW FRAMES.

and silvers and of course black which is still stronger than brown this year. Woods were with-it and rattans wove themselves into our homes, but this year, no doubt is the element, metal, with silver and pewter on a great upward swing.

frames, candle holders, lamps and mirror frames. These are but a few of the things that are going to be showcased in all the shops for fall. Part of the reason for the need for all the metals is how woods took over, for the most part. If you

look around your average home nowadays, you will see wood on the floor, exposed wood cabinetry, taller baseboards and stained window frames. According to the principles of Feng Shui, too much wood will make you feel depressed. The element metal, will counter that. It’s as if you are cutting it with an axe. Metals typically arrive in the fall months, but in a variety of hues. Black iron was the going trend when we had a gothic influence and verde gris is the opposite with an earth feel about it. This year, metal is in more of its natural state, with some black chalking, if you will. This is indicative of the times as well. This fall we are more modest, yet still want to surround ourselves with sensible function and decorative accruements. Sallie Ritchey is an interior and exterior design consultant and owner of A Decorative Touch in West Kelowna. 1-250-803-1013 adecorativetouch@gmail.com

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