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MP avoids crime bill public forum

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Alistair Waters

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As a third generation Kelownian, Flynn Seddon can draw upon memories from any number of the old structures remaining around the city. However, East Kelowna Hall in particular looms large in his recollections, offering countless narratives about the community’s local characters, the traditions they kept and the events they celebrated. “It was once the liveliest place in town,â€? said Seddon, who even went to kindergarten and attended Cubs in the East Kelowna Hall. “Then as we got older, the hall became a place for public and private parties, dances, weddings and even wakes,â€? he said. ‌I THINK A Before that, it was LOT OF THE OLD even more monumental to NEIGHBOURHOOD the community. “It was a social meeting area for PEOPLE all the local orchardists in REMEMBER IT AS my parents’ generation,â€? A PLACE OF GOOD he said. FUN‌ “And I think a lot of Flynn Seddon the old neighbourhood people remember it as a place of good fun‌In those days, it was the one place that allowed people to mingle and grow community camaraderie.â€? In the last decade, however, things changed. The society that ran the hall for years ran out of steam, disbanding quietly in 2010. And with that, what was once the heart of the community was poised to fade into memory. “It reverted to the ownership of government, and the community had a small timeline to re-initiate it as an association,â€? Seddon said. “We’ve always seen the hall there, but for the last decade, I just didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know how it was run or who was running it‌it was just there.â€?

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A crowd of about 100 people turned out in Kelowna Wednesday night to voice their opposition to the federal government’s omnibus crime bill. But it was not just the Conservative’s plan to get tough on crime that came in for criticism. Kelowna-Lake Country Tory MP Ron Cannan—a conspicuous no-show—was also targeted by the clearly anti-crime bill crowd. Several audience members expressed anger that Cannan refused to show up to defend the government’s plan, a bill that combines nine previously unsuccessful separate crime-related bills into one. The Tories could not get them passed through the House of Commons because it did not have a majority. “Where is Ron Cannan?� demanded one woman. “He is paid by us (taxpayers). Why is he not here?� Organizers said they invited Cannan but he refused to participate, saying the issue was now in the hands of the Senate following approval by a majority of MPs. But one of the speak-

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Ron Cannan ers, Islam Mohammed, president of the federal Liberal riding association Kelowna-Lake Country, said putting pressure on the local MP would do no good. “Nothing we can say will get him to vote against his party, speak out against his party or ask a hard question,� said Mohammed, He said targeting Cannan with protests against the bill would be “a wasted effort.� “He’s not an opinion leader,� said Mohammed. “His opinions are directed (by the Prime Minister’s Office). He is just following his leader.� Gilbert Hobart, who said he got the idea to hold the public meeting after talking to Cannan and expressing his concern about the inclusion of manda-

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Remorseful poacher asked to come forward Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Conservation officers are still looking for a key clue to help them solve a year-old mystery of who illegally shot the dominant bull elk of a small herd near Falkland. For conservation reasons there is no open season for elk in that area, so it was a particularly unfortunate loss, explains Kelowna conservation officer Jesse Jones, who is investigating the case. “That elk was one animal that everyone in the province lost when it was

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shot,” commented Jones. “All fall and summer people could drive by and enjoy seeing that small herd. And, he was a

beautiful animal; an excellent specimen—and now he’s missing from that herd. It’s just senseless. “We expect hunters to be stewards. It’s a privilege to be able to go out in the wilderness with a gun. “There are hunting regulations and hunters are expected to consult them before shooting,” he added. The shooter was driving a distinctive vehicle, a light-coloured or white GMC or Chev diesel pickup truck, likely between 2004 and 2008, with a lift kit installed and company decals.

There was an ATV with antlers attached to it in the box at the time of the poaching, but the driver was wearing street clothes according to a witness who saw the truck. Jones feels the driver may travel this route between Kamloops and the Okanagan regularly for work. The six-point bull elk was shot at about 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 2010, seven kilometres west of Falkland, just east of the highway maintenance yard on Highway 97. The suspect is believed to have been driving east towards Falkland when he

stopped and shot the big elk from just off the highway, says Jones. He says he’s been following up leads and interviewing witnesses who were in the area at the time, as well as following other investigative options, but he’d like to hear from anyone who knows anything about the shooting—or from the shooter himself. The suspect did email the CO service that same afternoon confessing to shooting the elk, saying he phoned a friend to find out the rules for shooting off the highway, but he ad-

mitted he didn’t check the regulations. He said when he got back to his truck after shooting it, he received a text from his friend saying he should not shoot it, so he panicked and fled. When he came back he said he saw a vehicle there, so he panicked and left again. He apologized for being a coward, but did not turn himself in or sign the e-mail. If you have any information which might help complete the investigation, you can report it anonymously by calling 1-877-952-7277.

Police drug unit seizes gun in SUV search The Kelowna RCMP drug unit pulled over a vehicle Wednesday on Cook Road that led to the discovery of a .38 calibre revolver along with ammunition. A 27-year-old Peachland male and a 28-yearold West Kelowna female were arrested after a search of the black Cadillac SUV. Inside the SUV police located a zippered case containing a .38 calibre revolver and a number of rounds of live ammunition designed for use in the revolver. Also inside the case, which was behind the passenger seat, was over 136 grams (nearly five ounces) of powdered cocaine, and over two grams of Crystal Methamphetamine. Both suspects will appear in court today to face several recommended firearms related charges as well as possession for the purpose of trafficking charges. The male faces an additional recommended charge of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order. Police noted the suspects are both known to police for past drug and criminal code offenses, and the male has a lifetime firearms prohibition.

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Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

It’s not just candidates who ran in the recent civic election who will have to divulge how much they spent to try to get elected. Some local groups that endorsed candidates must also reveal how much they spent during the campaign. Under little-known changes to the provincial rules governing elections, groups that spend more than $500 promoting individual candidates or groups of candidates must file financial disclosure documents with the municipality where they operated or face fines and other punitive measures from the province. The fines for not filing can be as high as $5,000 and there can also be prohibitions from participat-

ing in future elections. The rules were quietly introduced by Victoria just before the 2008 civic election and while Kelowna city hall does not act as the “election police” when it comes to financial disclosure, city clerk Stephen Fleming said it has decided to be proactive in identifying groups that could be affected. As a result it has informing groups it knows of about of the rules. The requirement means groups such as FourChange.org, which endorsed four candidates for council and advertised their selections, and the Mission Residents Association, which sent out a newsletter identifying candidates it endorsed are both subject to the financial disclosure requirement. The Canadian Union

of Public Employees is also subject to the rules here. Like candidates, the groups, officially considered “campaign organizers,” must file financial disclosure forms by March 19. Other groups, that endorsed candidates and made their endorsements public but did not spend more than $500 to do so, are not required to file disclosures. Fleming said city election officials watched during the campaign to identify groups that may be subject to the reporting requirements and have contacted them to inform them of the rules. “We are trying to be proactive,” he said, noting it is the province, not the city that requires the reporting. But, he noted, the re-

porting must be made to the city. While it has not revealed how much it spent to promote council candidates Gerry Zimmerman, Colin Basran, Gail Given and Carol Gran, FourChange.org did advertise its endorsements heavily, especially during the latter days of the campaign. Three of the candidates were successful— Zimmermann, Basran and Given—but all three stressed during the campaign that they did not run as a “slate.” They campaigned separately and advertised separately. Under the rules, a group running a slate, is considered an “election organization” and subject to similar rules. No election organization was identified here during the civic election, said Flem-

ing. He added that has only happened once since the rules changed, in 2008 when three candidates ran together and had the name of their group printed on the ballot. The Mission Residents Association is also subject to the financial disclosure rules, said Fleming, because it printed a newsletter during the campaign that it mailed out to hundreds of its members endorsing candidates. Other groups also endorsed candidates, such as the local firefighters union and the North Okanagan Labour Council. The city has not identified them as groups that spent more than $500 each. Once financial disclosure forms are filed, they become public. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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Summerhill Winery recognizes shortest day of the year Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

When the sun rose this morning, the shortest day of the year had passed. It’s good news for anyone who laments the early onset of evening gloom, but Winter Solstice meant much more to cultures that have faded into history. And even today, in communities across the globe, some keep their traditions. At Summerhill Winery, for example, they’ve been observing the changes for well over a decade.

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Texans advising Conservatives to back off on crime bill MP from A1 tory minimum sentences, said organizers tried to get someone else to speak in support of the proposed legislation but OkanaganCoquihalla MP Dan Albas and local RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon declined to participate. The audience heard from representatives of the federal Liberals, Greens, and NDP, as well as the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the John Howard Society and an academic, all of whom said the bills are being driven by political ideology, not proof backed up by academic research that the measure works. In fact, according to the speakers, similar moves in the U.S. are now being repealed because they have been found ineffective. “Even the folks in Texas are saying, ‘Slow down partner,’” said Mohammed. Michael Vonn, a lawyer with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said the new bill, which would impose more use of mandatory minimum sentences, make pardons harder to get and more expensive, treat someone convicted of a minor crime much more harshly and result in more prisons being built, said it will tie

judges hands and thwart the aim of the justice system which is to consider individual cases based on the evidence and circumstance related to those individual cases. “A cookie-cutter approach does not work,” she said. Other concerns expressed included the impact the new measures will have on aboriginal people charged with crimes, as well as others with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions and the homeless. “What we need to do is look at the underlying causes of crime,” said Shelley Cook of the John Howard Society. Julia Shaw, a PHD student who has written extensively about, and researched the issue of, crime and punishment, said currently there is no academic research to support the direction the Conservative government is going. The audience was urged to contact senators, especially those from Quebec, because that province has been vocal in opposing the crime bill. Hobart said he hopes Wednesday’s meeting will start an education campaign about the bill and help locals speak out against it. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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pes, winery owner and observer of seasonal switches. Tonight—a day after the solstice passed—Cipes will be among those converging at the winery’s pyramid at 6 p.m., to celebrate and meditate for the shortest day of the year. “Once we’re done there, we’ll walk down to the Makwala Kekuli to have our veggie potluck around the fire, followed by drumming and dancing.”

Although Cipes’ winter celebration isn’t common fare these days, agriculturalists before him hung a lot of meaning on nature and the changing seasons so he thought it best to fold their traditions into current winery practices. “We’re always conscious of the changes and we try to be in touch with nature as much as we can be,” he said. The winery’s pyramid makes the occasion even

more monumental for Cipes. “The pyramid, which is second only to the great pyramids for its alignment, precision and orientation to the true north, makes it a chamber of sacred geometry,” he said. “It’s most powerful at four times of the year, when the seasons change, because of its alignment.” Cipes explained that the pyramid amplifies and clarifies liquid. Given the fact humans are mostly li-

quid, he said, the experience of being in the building as the seasons change can be viewed as cleansing. “It’s a chance to go within,” he said. “And all the great masters will concur, that’s where we find our peace with all the world—from within.” Anyone who would like to celebrate the solstice is welcome to go to Summerhill Thursday night at 6 p.m. Those interested in the vegetar-

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I WANT TO KEEP THE CANDLE BURNING Years ago, members of our Grace congregation brought their visiting grandchildren, aged 5 and 7 at the time, to our Christmas Eve service. It was a traditional Candlelight service. Before the service begins, ushers pass out a candle to each worshiper. Following the Christmas Eve message and prayers, the sanctuary lights are dimmed and acolytes move up and down the aisles with lighted candles. They light the candle of the person sitting at the head of each row of seats and pews. The one sitting at head of each pew then lights the candle of the person seated next to him or her and that person lights the candle of the person next to him or her until the candles of all the people seated in a row are lit. Once all the candles held by people are lit, the congregation sings that most beloved carol, ‘Silent Night’. It is a special time for the congregation. Many say that singing Silent Night is a special part of the Christmas Eve service and it is with reluctance that candles are extinguished once the hymn has been sung. It was also a very special time for my parishioner’s grandchildren. For nearly a year after that Christmas Eve service, the nightly ritual for those two children changed. Their ‘night-night prayers’ consisted of lighting a candle and singing Silent Night.

Not my parishioners, their son, or their daughter in law could have anticipated the impact those seven minutes of lighting candles and singing Silent Night had on these two dear children. Those few moments were transcendent for those children. The words of the hymn, its tune and the candles spoke to them and changed them. The message of the hymn is simple and beautiful. It declares that on the very first Christmas, Mary held a baby in her arms. This baby was no ordinary baby. The infant was the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer. God’s salvation of mankind began that night. The infant slept in heavenly peace and we too can sleep in heavenly peace because He came to us. They did not want to lose the feeling or the message they had experienced. So when night came, they lit a candle and sang the hymn. What a beautiful and precious example of faith unfolding. I too find those seven minutes transcendent. They bring the hymn to life for me. The candle in my hand reminds me that Jesus began as an infant who was held, loved and nurtured by His mother. The wax and wick of the candle remind me that He shared our humanity. Just as the candle and wick burn down and out, He too would live our life and die our death. The flame reminds me of His divinity. God

appeared to Moses in the flames of the burning bush. The light of the candle pierces the darkness and drives it away. Jesus is the light of the world that shines into the darkness of our lives and lights our path to heaven. The warmth of the candle reminds me of the warmth that would have radiated from the Christ child and would have caressed Mary’s cheek as she kissed Him. The warmth reminds me of God’s great love for us that radiates from the Gospel, from the good news that Jesus was born, lived, ministered, died and rose from the dead to save us from our sin and open the way to eternal life. I love those seven minutes and I too do not want them to stop. I want to experience that love, peace, hope and light all the time. My little friends tell me that it is possible, just keep lighting the candles, hearing the Word and singing the hymns. Join us this Christmas Eve and light a candle at 5:00PM and 7:00PM and Christmas Day at 10:30AM. In Christ, Pastor Ed

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heav’nly hosts sing, Alleluia! Christ, the Savior is born, Christ, the Savior, is born!

Come light a candle and experience the depth of the timeless Christmas hymn, Silent Night. Everyone welcome! 5PM and 7PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna (just over the bridge!) 250-769-5685 www.gracelutherankelowna.com

Silent night, holy night Son of God, Love’s pure light Radiant beams from thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at your birth, Jesus, Lord, at your birth! Text: Joseph Mohr Music: Franz Gruber


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▼ EAST KELOWNA HALL

Volunteers committed to restoring building Memories from A1 As word of the hall’s fate began to spread around the community, a public meeting was held to discuss options. At that meeting, a handful of those who wanted to ensure its survival stepped forward and worked through the process of forming a society so they could keep it running. Among their ranks was Chris LaPointe, who’s currently working on a fundraising plan to help bring the building back to pristine condition. “We’ve now embarked on renovating and repairing the building,” said LaPointe, stressing that Ryan Markewich, of Creative Roots Landscaping, really put his heart into the pro-

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ject, helping with a so community number of fix-ups groups can meet and the planning in it. And we’d of other projects. like to create a Off the sides community garWE ALL BELIEVE of their desks, den and outdoor IN THE HALL AND the society memspace.” WANT TO SEE IT bers worked to get As the strucbathrooms and ture takes new BECOME WHAT doors refurbished. shape, LaPointe IT MEANT TO THE Starting this foresees further PEOPLE IN THE week the roof is revenue oppor‘40S AND ‘50S…A being replaced. tunities to support The latter will the $15,000 a year COMMUNITY cost $15,000—a operating costs, ICON. hefty investment plus more. Flynn Seddon LaPointe says is The extra worthwhile. should help the “One of our goals society make the hall is to get it up to snuff for its 75th even more valuable to the comanniversary, in 2015,” said Lamunity. Pointe. “With the growing population “We plan to bring it back in Kelowna, there’s definitely a

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demand for community space,” he said, listing numerous groups that already use the building. It’s a concept Seddon can visualize as well. “From my view, it can be all of those things it used to be,” he said. “And that’s the feeling from the people involved now. “We all believe in the hall and want to see it become what it meant to the people in the ’40s and ’50s…a community icon.” The society is accepting donations at the KLO store for the re-roofing project. They are looking for volunteers, donations, renters, support. For more information check out the website www.kelownacommunityhall.webs. kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

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A Kelowna police officer talks to the driver of a transport truck who lost a load of lumber off his flatbed at the corner of Spall and Bernard on Wednesday. The wood had been strapped down, but the tie strap gave way causing the wood to shift off the back of the truck. There were no injuries or damage caused to other vehicles.

▼ EYE CARE CAMPAIGN

Eyeglass donation drive for the poor in Cuba Catherine Goheen CONTRIBUTOR

Dr. Specs Optical is preparing for a third World Eye Care trip to donate glasses to the Children’s Hospital in Havana, Cuba. Prescription or nonprescription sunglasses, reading, distance, bi-focals, or progressive eye glasses are all in need. Please drop off your old unneeded eye glasses at Dr. Specs Optical in Orchard Plaza, next to SaveOn-Foods. Okanagan residents have donated eyeglasses to 27 countries in the last 16 years. Imagine, we have changed lives in 27 countries. Tens of thousands of lives are better because of our donations. In many Third World countries, mothers who could no longer see close, could not continue to work. They were forced to take their eldest child out of school so he or she could do her job. With our donated Okanagan eyeglasses, mothers have gone back to work, and thus the kids have returned to school and the soccer field. Children who received eyeglasses, were able to see the black board and had a chance to pass their studies.

One man with very bad eyesight told me that with his new glasses, he could now get married. That seemed strange, until the interpreter explained. The future father-inlaw forbid the marriage, because the young man could not find work due to his vision. There is no welfare or financial assistance in Third World countries.

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The poor father-in-law needed someone to help support him as he grew old; he could not support a blind man and all the babies that the new couple might create. The people of Cuba are very different to many poor countries in Africa. The Cuban people are generally well educated, hard working, community-minded people. The big challenge that they

have is the American import embargo which prevents goods from entering the island. The average worker, a doctor or a field worker likely earns $16 to $30 per month. Waitresses and chamber maids earn much more because of the tips the tourists leave. When I was in Cuba in 2004, the eyeglass frames on display were close to the same price as they are

in Canada. So how does one earn $30 per month and pay $100 for an eye glass frame? It appeared many people just went without. As Christmas draws close, we can be proud of our past donations, and what we can donate this year. Catherine Goheen is the owner of Dr. Specs Optical . 250-878-7684

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The 2012 Big West Wrestling schedule closed out at Rutland Centennial Hall earlier this month with “The Santa Slam” event, whereby admission was an unwrapped toy donated to the Metis Community Service Society in Kelowna. More than 100 toys were donated to families affected by the recent fire at Kelowna Cycle on Pandosy Street. “When I was a kid growing up in Duncan, times were often tough,” said wrestler Martin (Marty Mad Dog Sugar) Solotki. “But my mother always scrimped and saved to make sure Santa had sold backup every Christmas. I want to help someone else in any way that I can, and the best way for me to do that is through wrestling.


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NEWS ▼ GARDENING

Feeding your house plants I t’s just amazing how another year has passed and Christmas is upon us. And now today is the year’s shortest day after which there will be a gradual increase in day length until the longest day about June 22. In these short dark days of winter that lie ahead, we must adjust our habits when it comes to our house plants. Without light, the

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Don Burnett need for plant food is diminished, in fact too much can cause decline and death in some cases. Actually the words plant food are an often used misnomer. I guess it feels like we are feeding plants when we mix up some water soluble fertilizer and apply it lovingly to the soil just as we do when we feed the cat. Plants do not actually “eat.” Plants manufacture their own food by taking in elements and then with a wonderful process called photosynthesis create sugars and

starches that are used to enhance growth but are often stored away in various parts. It’s these parts that humans and other higher forms of life eat to sustain themselves. Potatoes, carrots, beets and turnips are just a few of the classic storage organs we eat. Plants also store their manufactured energy in fruits and berries so the accompanying seeds will have a bit if a start after germination unless of course we eat them first. But I digress. I was talking about house plants. It’s a good idea to give your plants a turn in a south window so they can take advantage of what little sun we have at this time of year. Because the metabolism of the plant has slowed down it does not

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need as much moisture so if you have been watering according to the calendar you need to cut back some. A good rule of thumb for most plants is to wait until the soil is on the dry side then wait a bit longer. Water the plant by letting water run through the soil and out the bottom of the pot. With smaller pots this is best done by taking it to the sink or bath tub however with larger plants you may need to let the water drain into the saucer and suck it out with a turkey baster. Pruning and transplanting should be postponed until March or April when the days become longer otherwise these procedures can stimulate new growth that will be spindly while reaching for light. On some plants it can be helpful to wipe the leaves clean of dust to enhance photosynthesis but for the most part keep in mind my advice on watering and fertilizing and your plants will be just fine until the long days return. I would like to wish all the best to everyone for the Christmas and holiday season and my hope is that everyone can be with and enjoy family and friends. Tune in to The Don Burnett Garden Show on AM 1150 Saturdays. Now you can use the Internet to add your own non-profit event to the Capital News Stuff to Do. Simply go to kelownacapnews.com, look for the calendar and click on Add Event.

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FIRE CONTROLLED… Kelowna firefighters allowed residence to return to their Palisade Apartment block homes Wednesday after a small fire in a workshop on the side entrance of the building.

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Wendy’s namesake to help burger chain’s fundraiser Wendy herself is coming to town. Wendy Thomas, who inspired the name of the Wendy’s hamburger chain, will take part in the annual Wendy’s Dreamlift Day in the Okanagan Jan. 25. “It’s going to be exciting,” said Akbal Mund, partner with Inland Restaurants, which owns the Wendy’s in the Thompson-Okanagan, including Kelowna and West Kel-

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owna. “How often do you get such a high profile person coming to town?” Thomas is the daughter of the late Dave Thomas, the founder of the company. She currently owns a number of restaurants in Columbus, Ohio and is appearing in television advertisements for the chain. Details of Thomas’ visit are still being determined, but the goal is to have her visit all of the communities that have Wendy’s restaurants. Wendy’s Dreamlift Day is an annual fundraiser so the Sunshine the Foundation can send 80 kids with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses to Disney-

land. All of the proceeds from the day’s sales, as well as restaurant staff, management and owner’s wages are donated. Inland Restaurants is the only franchise within the Wendy’s corporation that holds such a fundraiser. Mund believes Thomas’ visit is a corporate recognition of the generosity of Inland Restaurants and residents of the Thompson-Okanagan region. “Wendy is coming up here to take a look at our program,” he said. “It will be interesting to see what she thinks. I know she will be blown away.”

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Province seeking an HST debt extension

sk a child for a solution to the world’s economic problems and they might say something like “if you need more wealth, create more wealth.” Good advice, but unfortunately it’s not as easy as that. Governments don’t usually create wealth. Rather, wealth is usually created by the private sector—but municipal, provincial and federal governments certainly have a role to play in laying down the right conditions for private sector investment to occur. For example, if you are new to the central Okanagan, you may be surprised to learn Kelowna was not always considered the leading municipality it is now. The investment in improved transportation by all three levels of government has helped propel Kelowna to the forefront of cities in B.C. The Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Peachland played a significant role in improving

Norm Letnick access to the Central Okanagan by reducing travel times and increasing safety. It, along with the new W.R. Bennett Bridge, improvements to the east and west bridge approaches, expanding Highway 97 to six lanes through much of Kelowna and the expansion of our international airport have helped to attract investment to our area. This in turn, has generated jobs and improved quality of life. This growth, along with our attractive climate, cultural and recreation amenities, and central location have inspired many to locate here—

and in so doing, generating even more economic activity and the need for additional investment in health care, education and other service facilities. In preparing for a presentation to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce earlier this month, I was struck by the magnitude of government investment in our region over the last 20 years. There were some investments in the 1990s, such as the Okanagan Connector. Kelowna General Hospital received a new $3.5 -million critical care unit. On-site sewage disposal systems in McKenzie Bench area were replaced for $1.77 million. In Lake Country, the Haddo Lake Dam spillway was replaced for $121,250. But by any measure, the 2000s saw significantly more investment. In health care, $254 million towards Kelowna General Hospital’s Patient Care Tower, parkade and UBC clinical academic campus and the $448

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million Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. More than $22 million for seniors’ housing projects in Kelowna and Lake Country. Some $166.8 million went towards various programs and facilities at UBC Okanagan. Just in September, eight new energy-effi-

cient classes for elementary and full day kindergarten students opened at Shannon Lake Elementary—a $2.75-million investment in the leaders of tomorrow. All told, in the 1990s, governments invested some $293 million in infrastructure. The following decade, governments invested more than $1.5 billion— more than five times the amount invested in the ’90s. It’s only through partnerships between all three levels of government and with the people we serve that we can continue to set the right conditions for private investment, innovation and job creation. Together we have made much progress and together we are positioned to make more. Norm Letnick is the Liberal MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country and the chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health for B.C.

Tom Fletcher CONTRIBUTOR

B.C. will likely get extra time to repay the $1.6-billion transition fund it accepted when it implemented the harmonized sales tax, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says. “It’s clear the money has to be repaid, and the government of British Columbia doesn’t question that,” Flaherty said at the end of a finance ministers’ meeting in Victoria Monday. “Their view is that they’d like more time to repay it. It’s due at the end of March 2012. I had very good discussions with B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon about that, and I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to come to an agreement very soon, which would give the province some additional time to pay the total amount.” Falcon had little to say about the discussions. “We’ve always been

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clear that we are going to uphold our obligation under the agreement, and that’s to pay back the amount,” Falcon said. “And what we’re talking to Jim about is the terms of the agreement. Those conversations continue and I’m not going to negotiate that in public.” After B.C. voters rejected the HST in a referendum last summer, Falcon and Premier Christy Clark have discussed the terms of paying the money back. Clark confirmed last week that she had asked federal officials to consider forgiving some of the money because the HST will have been in effect for more than two years by the time it is repealed. The B.C. government has booked the repayment as a cost on its books for this year and next, pushing the provincial deficit up substantially. Falcon has committed to balancing the province’s budget by 2013, when the next B.C. election is scheduled.


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ast week, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld most of the province’s new drinking and driving laws, with a notable exception. That exception—drivers who are believed to have blood alcohol samples over .08 will no longer be subject to automatic roadside penalties, but instead may be tested at a police station, and possibly charged with impaired driving. The new strict laws have had a dramatic effect on many people. More than 23,000

people have been caught up in the net since the new laws went into effect about 14 months ago. Most of them have been given suspensions and stiff monetary penalties. Many others have changed their habits, in some cases drastically. This is for the better. The province estimates that at least 45 lives have been saved, as the number of alcohol-related deaths on the roads has fallen dramatically in the past year. The court decision does, however, come to the welcome

conclusion that inordinately stiff penalties cannot be levied by police with virtually no chance to question the decision. Driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 is a criminal offence. Drivers so charged are subject to the judicial process, which comes to a final decision of guilt or innocence based on testimony, the admissibility of evidence and the facts in front of a judge or jury. The province has no right, under the constitution, to decide on criminal law. That authority

belongs to Ottawa. The province can levy fines for offences related to drivers’ licences and the use of roads. That’s why the stiff penalties remain for those who blow in the ‘warn’ range of .05 to .08. There are no Criminal Code offences involved. Stiff administrative penalties remain as possibilities for many drivers. It is now up to the province to revise the law, so that it provides proper safeguards for people accused of the criminal offence of impaired driving.

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t’s a topic that seems to be front and centre in hockey at all levels today. Concussions. Everybody is talking about concussions because not only is it a pervasive problem throughout the sport, from minor hockey, to the junior ranks, to the pros, but the frequent occurrence of them lately is challenging some long held mindsets about the essence of our national sport. While previous NHLers like Keith Primeau and Eric Lindros were forced to retire because of their proclivity for suffering concussions,

it was that hit Sidney Crosby took last year during the NHL Winter Classic that brought it to a higher level of awareness. Crosby was nailed Barry in the head by a shoulGerding der pad of an opposing player without any time to prepare for it, and was sent spinning to the ice like a rag doll. He continued to play, but a hit into the glass in the next game let it be known to anyone watching that something seriously was wrong. So when the best player in the NHL goes down, people start paying attention. And that attention generates debate on what needs to be done to

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prevent other star players from seeing their careers cut short. The endless debate centres around familiar issues. The NHL ice surface is too small and should be expanded to international standards; the equipment players wear, particularly shoulder and elbow pads, is lethal when it connects with another player’s head—think of your head being smashed against a cement wall; the red line should be put back in because players are too big and fast for NHL sized arenas; hand out stiffer suspensions or fines for players that take cheap shots on other players causing injury; and of course the need to ban fighting from the game. The NHL’s perspective now is that the league has done all it can to pro-

tect the players, that now it is up to the players to protect themselves from each other. That ‘done all we can do’ line is of course false, as expanding to an international ice surface is doable, but at the expense of losing those high-priced seats at ice level. For a league that is more dependent on gate receipts than the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball, the owners aren’t willing to take that obvious solution. But the dilemma for NHL owners is they can’t afford to see their star players sidelined, either. Having played rec hockey at various levels for the past 20 years, I’ve never taken a serious blow to the head. So when I see a player groggily skating back to the bench after a bad hit, there is a part of me that says

shake it off and get back out there. But I now give my thinking a shake and realize that’s a pretty stupid attitude to have. But I understand why there is many in the game today who struggle with that feeling as well. Old sentiments about our game die hard. The incident this week when Toronto Maple Leaf forward Colby Armstrong tried to hide his concussion symptoms also to me sends a signal that players fear their careers might be jeopardized by that same kind of thinking. So NHL owners, bite the bullet and expand the ice surface, otherwise those other expensive seats will stop being filled. bgerding@kelownacapnews.com


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LETTERS ▼ MUNICIPAL GOV’T

KSAN urges city council to keep APC Open letter to Mayor Walter Gray: The board of directors of Kelowna South-Central Association of Neighbourhoods are concerned about your suggestion that the Advisory Planning Commission be abolished. KSAN feels strongly that this decision is a backward step in the development review process for the City of Kelowna for the following reasons. It gives the developer and any affected city residents and businesses an opportunity to see the proposal before it goes before council. At this point, suggestions for improvement are often made and then become incorporated into the development. The interaction between developer and concerned residents

has primarily been respectful. Kelowna citizens are able to see the full plan for the development as presented by the developer. This allows the developer a forum to present his plans to many people at one time and so is a benefit to the developer as well. It is generally a positive experience for all concerned. Eliminating the APC would mean that concerned citizens would have a more difficult time expressing their concerns about a particular proposal. At the APC, people are given a five-minute window in which to express their opinions. It can be difficult for an ordinary person to speak before authority figures when they have a concern, but this venue has been

made as comfortable as possible for most people, and therefore gives everyone an opportunity to relay their opinions to city staff and to various developers. Not all proposals are large ones. Often they have involved small projects in one home that affect a neighbour, and this venue allows neighbours to air their grievances and come to an understanding of why one proposal is acceptable according to bylaws while another is not. This has often resolved possible neighbourhood conflicts. It also would impact future council meetings if a proposed development were a controversial one and concerned citizens were only given that platform to speak against a particular development proposal. Not all APC meetings

have been smooth, as you well know, but they have often resolved controversial issues before they get to the council level. Our understanding is that the members of the APC are volunteers with backgrounds that allow them to make informed decisions and suggestions about various development proposals. We have seen many good things come from APCs comments that are forwarded to city staff and council. On behalf of the many citizens of Kelowna who are going to be negatively and positively impacted by future developments within our city boundaries, we urge you to retain the APC. Bev Kalmakoff, secretary, KSAN

▼ WHEAT BOARD

Fed Ag minister steamrolls over law of the land Open letter to federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz: I write to you regarding your decision to appeal the decision of the judge who ruled that you had broken the law by introducing Bill C-18

that would have dismantled the Canadian Wheat Board. It is pretty clear that you broke the law under which you were supposed to consult with the Canadian Wheat Board and hold a plebiscite of prai-

rie growers on whether or not they wanted to keep the board. As you know, because of your refusal to hold such a plebiscite, the board conducted its own plebiscite which found that a majority of wheat and barley growers want

to keep the CWB So now you have decided to steamroll ahead anyway and change the law if you can’t get your way. What kind of message does that send to the public? Is your government above the law?

Live with the decision. Obey the law. Don’t be like the little kid who took his soccer ball home in the middle of the game because his team was losing. Peter Kerr, Kelowna

Christmas wish: Good riddance ICBC To the editor: I have to agree with Richard Callihan’s letter you published on Dec. 6 (B.C. Government Monopolies Rip Off Residents). From the Government of Canada’s Citizen and Immigration website, they provide a (warning?) link here: http://www.cic. gc.ca/english/newcomers/ before-cost-household. asp. Under the car insurance link, they redirect you here: http://www. ibc.ca/en/Car_Insurance/ index.asp According the Insurance Bureau of Canada link, they correctly state: “Since 1973, B.C. con-

sumers have had very little choice in how and where they buy their car insurance. If they are dissatisfied with the service provided by ICBC or the premiums they are being charged, drivers in B.C. do not have the same option as do drivers in other provinces—the option to switch insurance companies.” And also: “After the B.C. government’s 2001 election-campaign commitment to increase competition in auto insurance, a lengthy examination of the role and mandate of ICBC was conducted. The recommendations for insurance reforms

that came out of that review fell short of creating a fully competitive market and giving consumers full choice and competition in automobile insurance. Drivers in B.C. must still buy their mandatory insurance from government-run ICBC.” According to the Fraser Institute, ICBC falls in at the bottom of all major indexes (cost and pricing fairness, choice, business climate, regulatory severity, overall market quality) in North America. Naturally, all three at the bottom are the Canadian provinces with government monopolies: British Columbia, Saskatchewan and

Manitoba. British Columbians pay the highest insurance rates in Canada according to multiple sources. And anyone who owns a motorcycle pays among the highest rates on the planet. ICBC is probably in violation of several sections of the Canada Competition Act (sections 75, 78 among others) as set out by the Department of Justice but as a $990 million tax, maybe it is exempt? The two experiences I have had with ICBC I would say were abys-

mal; I am dissatisfied and would like the choice to switch insurers but I can’t. I thought this was one of the rights I have living in a democratic society. I also pay 78 per cent more for insurance premiums here and for substantially less coverage than I had with private insurance in Calgary. This province already has way too many painful taxes not present next door. British Columbians voted to get rid of the HST, can we not do the same with ICBC? Jon David, Kelowna

moorage fees, the Fintry Queen should be allowed free moorage as it is such a huge part of our history and loved by citizens in this town. With fees waved/not charged in the future a potential buyer would be interested, and we can get back money from its tourism operations. It seems Kelowna is to blame and is the one screwing only

itself out of potential income and the joy that boat brings to the residents— this simple solution seems too easy. But there she sits with no sailings set in the near future, being vandalized and unappreciated— good job City of Kelowna! Kaylin Smith, Kelowna

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▼ UBC OKANAGAN

Alumni explore new teaching method at OKM The two Okanagan Mission Secondary School senior math teachers have implemented a “flipped classroom” system of learning. Flipped learning is where a lesson is recorded, put online and students watch the lesson at home and then discuss it in class the following day. The two University of British Columbia alumni are the first in the CanaRutland Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop at 140 Dougall Road N

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dian public school system to try such an approach to teaching. “The kids go home and watch it as homework,” says Janke. “They get the teaching part at home, and when they come to class it allows them more time to work on it with other students or a teacher.” Johnson says the concept affords much greater flexibility for the students and teachers. “We can meet with every one of our learners,” says Johnson, adding the online lessons are around 15 minutes long, which studies have shown to be the optimum time for a teen to focus on a subject. “It gives us the flexibility to better meet their needs. It allows the teacher to talk to each individual kid.” Although met with

some trepidation when implemented, the flipped classroom idea quickly caught on and students, parents, the school district and other teachers now embrace the concept. Having the lesson online also allows students who may be struggling to rewind sections they don’t fully understand, while high-achievers can work at a faster pace. The students can then bring up any difficult areas with their teachers one-on-one in the classroom. Janke and Johnson are currently in the Master of Education program at the Okanagan campus and their supervisor, Robert Campbell, supports the flipped class concept. “It’s a really effective way to use the students’ time,” says Campbell, who is an associate

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UBC ALUMNI and Okanagan Mission Secondary School senior math teachers Paul Janke (left) and Graham Johnson have implemented a flipped classroom where the students watch their lesson online at home and they discuss what they learned in class the next day. professor with the Faculty of Education. “If you are going to give them homework, this is the way to do it.”

One question being asked is whether the flipped concept could work on courses other than math. Campbell be-

lieves it can. “I suspect it will work very well in many other areas,” says Campbell, adding with the growing

importance of electronic learning and information gathering, the education system is “on the threshold of some big changes.”

▼ CHRISTMAS CELEBRATING

Thank You

Sunday, December 4th, URBA (Uptown Rutland Business Association) hosted the 5th Annual Uptown Rutland Christmas Light-Up.

Thank you to all the people who joined us to share a cup of hot chocolate, watch the lights come on, and visit with Santa. We really appreciated your company!

URBA thanks the businesses & associations that contributed to the 2010 Uptown Rutland Christmas Light-Up. My Neighbourhood Restaurant, Specialty Bakery, Rutland Middle School Leadership Class, Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Craig Rasmussen and Harry Burgraf and City of Kelowna Parks, Aaron Meier and Valleyview Funeral Home, Rutland Marketplace IGA, Kirshner Mountain, Papa Thom.

Thank-you to all the hard-working volunteers: Dan Van Norman, Alisha Tymstra, Peggy Speer, Paul and Susan Rayner, Leora Rupert, Ryan Wickert, Ashton Rasmussen.

Independent School Certificate Holder? Please read this notice and visit www.bcct.ca immediately With the passage of the Teachers’ Act, all teacher certification in BC will be handled by the new Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education. If you have changed your contact information since the certificate renewal process in 2008, it is essential that you update your contact information before January 6, 2012 in order to ensure you’re included in the electoral process for the new BC Teachers Council as well as other important communications regarding your certification. This transition for independent school certificate holders is being managed by the BC College of Teachers before its transition into the Teacher Regulation Branch. Your revised info can be emailed to membership@bcct.ca or at 1-800-555-3684 x11.

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Understanding your limitations I see this every year about this time of year. My patients come in complaining of headaches and muscle tension around the head and neck. “I don’t know where these headaches are coming from,” they say, all the while rubbing their neck. I call it pre-Christmas syndrome. ‘Tis the time of year we entertain, eat, drink and be merry. We travel, we visit and we stay up late. We are bombarded by sales, the perfect gift, celebrating, long hours and falling out of our normal daily routines. The headaches and

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Markus Thiel tension are there for a reason. Listen closely to yourself and you will see why your body is protesting to you. It is telling you something. But, in the back of my head I can hear that faint voice echoing what I said last year: “Next year is going to be different. I will spend more time with those I love and allow

more time to relax. I will eat less junk and not wake feeling delicate.” I am not about bahhumbug. Not at all. I just don’t want to be making up in February for what I did in December. Well, at least I will try. The operative word here is ‘holiday.’ Allow some time off to recover from the hectic season and don’t wait until Dec. 26 to do it. Read a book, go for a walk, write someone you love and tell them why you love them. Simply… allow time. Engage in at least one snowball fight or two snow angels. When did

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snow become just something to shovel? Bake with your children and let them lick the spoon. Make a gift for someone you love. An automatic is this: if you drink, don’t drive. That ruins lives. The critical error we make during holidays is that we allow ourselves to get fragmented and spread too thin over the season. Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to people. Our tendency is to please everyone and we end up giving to our own detriment. If you don’t want to do something because it just doesn’t appeal to you just say, “I am sorry, I can’t. I have a commitment already and I have to keep it.” You are not lying; your commitment is to yourself. Just know your limits and respect yourself enough to not place yourself in debt this year, allocate your time to serve yourself and the ones you love. Enjoy the season and give it some meaning, there is much to celebrate—so celebrate. And please, have a Merry Christmas, one that you will not forget. Markus Thiel is a doctor of chiropractic in Kelowna. askdrthiel@shaw.ca


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Pederson, West share stage for Vernon show Kristin Froneman BLACK PRESS REPORTER

It was only last year that Jodi Pederson was singing about spending Christmas With You in her chart making song of that name. The catchy missive to the holiday season is still receiving a fair bit of airplay on radio across the country, and the Coldstream-raised recording artist is spending another Christmas in her hometown. She is hosting her second annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 23 at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon, and this time is sharing the stage with another talented singersongwriter, Kelowna’s Leah West. The two first connected through social media when they were both nominated in some of the same categories at this year’s B.C. Interior Music Awards. “We became friendly online. It was a nice thing to come out of the awards because I really don’t like the competition aspect,” said West, who ended up taking home the People’s Choice Award at the BCIMAs. A regular on the Kelowna music scene with shows at Parks Alive as well as at Vernon’s Relay for the Life last summer, West is an award-winning chanteuse known for her clear-as-crystal voice and

catchy lyrics, which have captured her attention both locally and abroad. The same can be said about Pederson. “I think a similar vein runs through our styles. We’ve actually written some songs together. I went to Leah’s home in Kelowna, and we should have a few ready for the new year,” said Pederson, adding the women plan to perform a few songs together at their Christmas concert. “We will perform mostly Christmas songs, but there will definitely be some of our original material,” said Pederson, who is jetting off for a sixmonth sojourn to Australia with her boyfriend Ben Taylor after the holidays. This past year was a busy one for Pederson. Besides the success of her Christmas With You single, which hit the 33rd spot on the charts across Canada and is still getting play on iTunes, Pederson crammed into a van with Taylor and her cousin, Joel Pederson, and toured across the country. The tour started in May, with Joel accompanying Pederson on stage, and together they performed in pubs, living rooms, festivals, and even had a supporting date with Halifax artist Jon Bryant in his hometown. “We had a great response and a lot of support,” said Pederson.

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Not one person should spend Christmas alone. This great slogan is not too good to be true. It means free turkey dinner with all the trimmings here in Kelowna. Victory Life Fellow-

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JODI PEDERSON (left) of Vernon, and Kelowna’s Leah West are joining forces

along with some special guests for A Christmas to Remember at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon, Friday, Dec. 23. Discovered by producer Jack Lenz of Lenz Entertainment when she was 17, Pederson, also spent the early part of this year in Toronto working on her sophomore album and follow-up to 2009’s Seasons. “I’m not done with the album yet,” she said. “I was one of the main producers on it, and as I’ve never produced to that scale before it took a lot of effort, even though I had ship is hosting its eighth annual Christmas Day Dinner on Dec. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way. “Christmas is a time of warmth, giving, and family. Not one person should have to spend Christmas Day alone!

people help me. There is still a lot of work I want to do before I’ll feel the album is ready.” West, who was born and raised in New Jersey and came to the Okanagan at the beckoning of a “nice Canadian boy” in 2005, has also had an eventful year. She has been splitting her time between the Okanagan and L.A. to work with producer Marty Rifkin who has pro-

Come join us!” says Pastor Diana Tripke. Celebrate with hun-

duced for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Ryan Adams and Leann Rimes among others. Rifkin produced West’s 2009 album, Beyond Words, which was nominated for three B.C. Interior Music Awards, and received airplay internationally, with more than a million downloads via various social network outlets. In fact, one of the al-

dreds of people as you relax over a hot, nourishing meal. Enjoy the live

bum’s singles, Spring, was so popular it was actually involved in a plagiarism scandal when a band from Slovakia used the song, claiming it was their own, in the Eurovision music contest, one of the biggest talent competitions in Europe. “They put Slovakian words to it, but it was the same music, the same guitar riffs,” said West. “I was so angry at first. From our end we work hard, and people aren’t buying music as much as they used to, it was like they were stealing my child.” West decided not to pursue legal action although the producers of Eurovision were notified about the wrongdoing. “As the weeks passed, I realized that everything in life is like a blessing in disguise. My fans came out of the woodwork to protest, and I realized how much support I had that I didn’t know was there. It was sweet in a way and a good educational experience. It also made me smart about how important it is to copyright your material.” West has been writing like mad the past year for her next album, which she has recorded in L.A. and hopes to release in late spring. With 11 songs planned for the album, she has seven more already recorded that are banked for her third al-

bum, which she will release in 2013/14 if all goes to plan. “I’ve always written a lot and I hope my songs get better with time,” she said. West is bringing along her band, which includes guitarist Tom Stinson, who teaches at the Vernon Community Music School, as well as Brigitte (who goes by her first name) on piano and keyboards, to her Vernon concert, while Pederson will be backed by guitarist Cory Myraas, Elaine Viel on keyboards and Torsten Raupach on stand-up bass. Special guests Windmills and members of the Kalamalka Choir will join the women, and the show is being catered by Party in the Kitchen, which owns the Joie Bistro in Vernon’s Prestige Inn, who are preparing festive treats and hot chocolate, included in the ticket price. A Christmas to Remember with Jodi Pederson and Leah West takes place at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon, Friday, Dec. 23. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with music from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or five for $50, available at Joie Bistro, Wentworth Music in Vernon and Kelowna and online at www.leahwest. com/store.

entertainment and blend your voice in the carol sing. Over 250 food gift bags filled with non-perishable items will be given away to guests on a first come, first served basis. No one needs to be alone on New Year’s Day

either. People at First United Church with vision and compassion for our community started this free holiday dinner over 25 years ago. Pick up your free ticket at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, Inn from the

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ENTERTAINMENT ▼ MOVIE PREVIEWS

Spielberg offers movie goers their choice this season Steven Spielberg usually owns the box office when he has one mov-

ie in release. This Christmas he is a double threat. Already in theatres is The

Adventures of Tintin, an animated adventure that is co-produced by fellow

above-the-title filmmaker Peter Jackson. Based upon the classic comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Rémi (under the pen name Hergé), this motion-capture animated film stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. Spielberg’s first ever animated film is getting great reviews, adventure critics are comparing it to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Opening Christmas Day or Boxing Day (depending on the theatre) is Spielberg’s other epic, the live-action War Horse. Based upon Michael Morpugo’s 1982 novel set during the First World War, it is the story of the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war. It has already received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture— Drama, so watch for it to receive more attention this awards season.

MOVIE GUY

Rick Davis Spielberg has some heavy competition from other powerhouse filmmakers. Fans of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will not need much convincing to see the English version of the successful novel (15 million copies sold) and Swedish film ($100 million at the box office). Director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) and screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) pledged that they would not soft-pedal the book’s content, which included rape, torture, bigotry and murder. In doing so, they have created a faithful and critically acclaimed adaptation of the novel, albeit one with subject matter that might be a little too intense during the Christmas season for those not familiar with the story. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer and Stellan

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STEVEN SPIELBERG is a double threat this season with The Adventures of Tintin (left) and War Horse. Skarsgård. Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird is actually doing the opposite of Spielberg: He is directing his first live-action feature. Best known for the Pixar movies The Incredibles and Ratatouille, producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams hired him to direct Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and critics are noticing. Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt and this time the entire IMF is shut down when it is implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Hunt and his team must now go rogue to clear their names. Yet another acclaimed filmmaker, Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire,

Almost Famous), directs Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson in We Bought a Zoo, a family movie based on the true story of a single dad who decides that he and his two children need a fresh start in the most unlikey of places—a zoo. And finally, for those who want a stylish science fiction on Christmas Day, there’s The Darkest Hour, the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna. capitol_wes@ landmarkcinemas.ca

Everyone welcome for dinner Volunteer from A13 Cold, Global (Kelowna Career Resources) or First United Church. Doors open at First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave., at 5 p.m. with a serving of hot cider. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. A sumptuous meal

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of turkey, ham and beef with all the trimmings is topped off with sweet treats of cookies, pies and squares. Guests are invited to take leftovers home for enjoyment the next day. A volunteer greeter helps make guests feel welcome at each table.

The meal is followed by a leisurely time of entertainment, carols and games with prizes. Maybe you would like to donate food or money in support of these special events. You can contact Victory Life Fellowship or First United Church through the Kelowna

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Sherlock lacks self-centredness SHERLOCK HOLMES, A GAME OF SHADOWS

I really wanted to like this film. I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan. I have been a member of the Sherlockian Society, I have been to 221B Baker Street in London, I have seen just about every Sherlock movie made and I have read every book I could find about Holmes. It’s not that Robert Downey Jr. isn’t a good actor, I think he is‌but he’s not a good Sherlock Holmes. There have been close to 70 actors who have played the great detective; some of the most notable are John Barrymore (1922), Michael Caine (1988), Stewart Granger (1972), Charleton Heston (1991), with the most famous likely being Basil Rathbone, who played the character 14 times. While everyone has their take on Holmes, many played the character better. Sure, it’s not a bad evening when you can spend a few hours with Jude Law, who plays Watson, but even that didn’t make the show wonder-

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Professor Moriarty, Holmes’ nemesis, is played by Jared Harris and while his character has moments of cruelty, he is not mysteriously scary enough for this pivotal role. Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, is played by Stephen Fry, who some of us long in the tooth types will remember as Jeeves in the comedy Jeeves and Wooster. (Bertie Wooster, by the way, was played by Hugh Laurie, presently the lead character in the TV series House. But I digress.) In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, Mycroft Holmes, a genius himself, rarely left the confines of the Diogenes Club. Yet, in this film, he shows up all over Europe. OK, so they didn’t stick to the original, and while I may not

like anything less than the traditional Sherlock, I do think the character should have some semblance of the familiar. Watson has always been a good foil to the brilliant Holmes; however here we have a Holmes who is not nearly selfish, obsessive, sarcastic or self-centered enough, so Watson actually seems to be, not so much a foil, as an equal—sad really. Sure there were some moments—a weak chuckle here and there, a slight twinge as Holmes gets assaulted, but the moments were so outnumbered by the boring and the banal that they were almost non-existent. I would have even enjoyed idiotic and stupid. Look, the old Sherlock would never have got his friend Watson to his (Watson’s) wedding on time. The Sherlock we know and love disliked the institution of mar-



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Shakira a shining example of evolution; T-Pain of devolution Grand 10 Landmark

SHAKIRA: LIVE FROM PARIS (SONY)

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PUSS IN BOOTS (3D) Nightly at 6:50 only, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 12:50 & 3:20 (G) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT* 1 Golden Globe Nomination! THE SITTER Nightly at 9:20 only (14A) MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL Nightly at 7:05, 7:15, 9:55 & 10:00, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 1:05, 1:15, 3:55 & 4:00 (PG) SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GARDEN OF SHADOWS Nightly at 6:45, 6:55, 9:30 & 9:40, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 12:45, 12:55, 3:30 & 3:40 (PG) **No Passes Accepted (Until Dec. 30th) – G.C’s always accepted** ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (3D) Nightly at 7:10 only, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 1:10 & 3:35 (G) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT 1 Golden Globe Nomination! TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Nightly at 9:35 only (PG) THE DESCENDANTS Nightly at 7:00 & 9:25, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 1:00 & 3:25 (PG) 5 Golden Globe Nominations! TOWER HEIST Friday Night at 6:40 & 9:50, Fri & Sat Mats at 12:40 & 3:50 (PG) Ends Dec. 24th! WE BOUGHT A ZOO Nighty at 6:35 & 9:15, Daily Mats (until Jan 2nd) at 12:35 & 3:15 (PG) **No Passes Accepted (Until Dec. Jan.6th) – G.C’s always accepted** YOUNG ADULT Nightly at 7:20 & 9:45, Daily Mats (until Jan. 2nd) at 1:20 & 3:45 (PG) Starts Dec. 25th! WAR HORSE Nightly at 6:40 & 9:50, Daily Mats (Dec. 26th - Jan. 2nd) at 12:15 & 3:10 (PG) 2 Golden Globe Nominations!

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D (PG) [2:02] 6:55 & 9:45; Daily Matinees 12:15 & 3:00 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (18A) [2:47] 6:45 & 10:15; Daily Matinees 11:45 & 3:15 ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS (G) [1:43] 7:05 & 9:35; Daily Matinees 12:00, 2:15 & 4:30 (On Christmas Day, 4:00 Matinee only) HUGO (G) [2:20] Daily Matinees 12:30 & 3:30 NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG) [2:13] 7:30 & 10:30 THE DARKEST HOUR 3D (PG) [1:45] 7:20 & 9:55; Daily Matinees 12:45 & 3:45

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS PG 7:05 & 9:50; Daily Matinees 1:05 & 3:50 *NO PASSES ACCEPTED: Gift Certificates are Always Welcome* ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED G 7:25 & 9:30; Daily Matinees 1:25 & 3:30 *NO PASSES ACCEPTED: Gift Certificates are Always Welcome* THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D PG 7:15 & 9:40; Daily Matinees 1:15 & 3:40 -3D PRICING IS IN EFFECTTHE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO 18A 6:45 & 10; Daily Matinees 1:30 only UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT: PHOTO ID REQUIRED MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL 6:55 & 9:40; Daily Matinees 12:55 & 3:40 Join us for our New Year’s Eve Movie Celebration! All of our early evening shows are just $6.00 (plus surcharge for 3D movies). Plus free popcorn and prizes to be won!

This new two disc Shakira CD and DVD just came very recently to me so I have only heard the album without seeing all of the video to the concert. But I have seen enough Shakira studio video to know what to expect and from just my minds eye alone, the sumptuous Shakira is as delightful as ever as she practises her own brand of belly dancing—she has said all she does is imagine that she is flipping coins on her well honed abdomen. Anyway, this is a well stocked and generous offering with 21 songs from a summer Paris concert that are reprised on the CD for more mobile listening. Many of the songs here are sung in Spanish and French but there are plenty of crossover hits with the highlights She Wolf, Underneath Your Clothes, Hips Don’t Lie, Gypsy, Loca and Waka Waka (This Time For Africa). Some of these songs, such as the Selena-like Ciega Sordomuda, become huge arena singalongs while Shakira surprises with a few simple ballads where Nothing Else Matters/Despedida is accompanied by just acoustic guitar. But it is the up-tempo tunes that really carry this set with Shakira’s unbelievable energy and athleticism that keeps the audience enthralled throughout. The husky and sometimes guttural voiced Columbian beauty offers plenty from Latina gems, to dance rock, ballads, club music and orchestral pop. A solid CD/DVD stocking stuffer released just in time for such purposes. B

T-PAIN: REVOLER (NAPPY BOY/RCA)

This is Tallahassee FL based singer/rapper TPain’s fourth album and, as you may have guessed from the album’s title rEVOLVEr, T-Pain is trying to tell his fans that he has grown and ‘evolved’ mightily since his last outing. That previous disc

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Bruce Mitchell was titled Thr33 Ringz as T-Pain presented himself as an MC at a threering circus, but this time out the man has artistically moved up the evolutionary tree where he is grasping for higher aspirations and ideals. Hence the first song here Bang Bang Pow Pow (which is more RevolveR than rEVOLVEr) is all about guns, bitches, “n…s” his Ferrari, bragadoccio, money and a few ideologically elevated phrases like “what’s up girl” and “Hey, look at me.” No other rapper in the history of the genre has even dared broach such sensitive topics so this is an extremely bold move from T-Pain who, I am sure you will agree, has evolved massively away from the narrow confines of gangsta hip hop. But after this bloated blast of street cred, T-Pain turns his attention to alcohol abuse which has some elements of humour on Bottlez (a more evolved spelling no doubt) while he offers a few more romantically inclined make out ballads with ShoTime (yes, it involves cameras) Rock Bottom (“she can’t leave me alone”) and Let Her Go (where it seems some girl is about to be used and abused after someone has slipped her a roofie). On Mixed Girls TPain wants to sample the pleasures of a particular female he has seen in a club because she is of

mixed race and therefore more exotic. This is all so ‘highly evolved’ stuff that a plebeian like me is bound to misunderstand all that is going on but I did understand T-Pain’s newest hit 5 O’Clock sung with robotic, deadpan enthusiasm with the song’s original writer, Lily Allen, who seemingly can’t wait to escape. Hip hop and rap and T-Pain fans will probably get a charge out of rEVOLVEr but I wonder if T-Pain knows that the theory of evolution also explains the reasoning behind extinct species. Not graded on purpose as I am not sufficiently evolved enough to render an opinion.

JOURNEY: GREATEST HITS 2 (COLUMBIA)

I don’t think that Journey expected to release a volume two of their Greatest Hits when the first hits collection came out nearly a generation ago in 1988. The band had broken up not knowing if they would re-unite and the first hits package was loaded with almost all of their best material. But the group eventu-

ally did reconvene under the lone constant member and ace guitarist Neal Schon and a few more albums eventually saw the light of day which also sold rather well. Furthermore, some Journey songs became huge staples on classic rock radio while TV shows such as Glee used the old Journey signature song Don’t Stop Believing as their own anthem. Hence this new 18-track Greatest Hits 2 from Journey that has plenty of solid material although most songs are of the second tier when it comes to hit impact. Naturally, the band offers a hitherto unreleased live version of Don’t Stop Believing (Live In Houston 1981) while featuring lesser charting and minor hits such as Stone In Love, After The Fall, Suzanne, Anytime, Still They Ride and Feeling That Way. Also many fans were somewhat put out that one of Journey’s biggest hit, titled Walks Like A Lady, was left off Vol. 1 and now that song has resurfaced on this followup edition. And although 23 years has passed between hits compilations, Journey was clever to use exactly the same album graphics except the first edition came with a red liner while this new one is mauve. Journey was always about the big pop radio hits with their albums as secondary consideration so these two hits collections are probably all that the casual fan will ever need. In some countries this has been released as a two-CD set and old fans will want to check it out. B


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Childs to run in Poland Neilson 5th Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Cliff Childs’ lifelong passion for running has taken him many places. Next spring, the 22-year-old Kelowna product will embark on his biggest journey yet when he heads to Europe for the FISU world university cross country championships. Childs has been selected to compete with the Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross country team on Saturday, April 14 in Lodz, Poland. “It’s always been a dream of mine to represent Canada‌it’s an awesome opportunity, I’m pretty excited,â€? said Childs. “It’s nice to see all the hard work pay off, and hopefully it’ll be the first of many events I’ll run for Canada. It’s a great way to end my university career.â€? The world university championships will be Childs’ highest profile competition to date as he winds down his five-year career with the University of Victoria Vikes track team. The Kelowna Secondary School graduate— who also competes in indoor and outdoor track— has been enjoying his best season yet on the national cross country circuit. At the CIS championships in Quebec in November, Childs placed ninth in a field of the country’s best university runners at the 10 km distance. Two weeks later in Vancouver, Childs was 11th at the Canadian senior championships in Vancouver. Vikes head coach Brent Fougner has watched the Kelowna runner’s development over the years and said Childs’

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last month in Quebec, will run next spring at the FISU world university championships in Poland. inclusion on the Canadian team is well deserved. “Over the five years he’s progressed very well in his training and his competition level,� said Fougner who, along with associate coach Keith Butler, works with Childs. “This has been his best year as a runner, and his selection to the team is a credit to all the work he’s done. “His training commitment, his leadership on the team has been very good.� To anyone who knows Childs’ background, his success on the track and in cross country shouldn’t

come as a big surprise. Growing up in a household of runners, he has been running competitively since the age of 10. But it’s not just the lure of competition that continues to hold Childs’ passion and fascination for the sport. While it’s very much an individual activity, Childs also appreciates running for the interaction he has with other likeminded people. “I like so many aspects of running, it’s relaxing, it’s mediative almost‌ you’re on your own,â€?

Childs said. “At the same time, you get to meet so many people who share your interest in running, you get to know them and develop so many relationships. “It’s not necessarily the pain I like,� he added with a laugh. “It’s the solitude and the camaraderie you get at the same time that I really enjoy.� In addition to progressing as a runner over his five years at the University of Victoria, Childs has also earned an education and is on the verge of his degree in economics. However, adding to

the challenge of completing his degree will be the time frame of his trip to the FISU worlds. He leaves for Poland on April 9, the same day as his first final exam. Such is the life of a busy and committed university athlete. “It’s going to be tough, I’m probably going to have to write three or four as soon as I come back, without much time to study,� he said. “But (the world championships) is something I wouldn’t want to miss for anything.� As for competing at the the world university cross and country championships—a 12 km distance—Childs isn’t sure what to expect or exactly what kind of goals to set, if any. What he does plan to do is absorb his first international experience to the fullest. “I’ve looked at from past results and they really vary quite a bit,� he said. “A lot of it can depend on what countries are there or aren’t there in a certain year. “I don’t really know what to expect, so I’m just going to take it as it goes and do my best. “I’ll be focused on the event and that’s what’s most important. But it’s my first trip to Europe, so I’ll try to experience that part of it a little bit, too.� Prior to the world university championships, Childs will compete with the Vikes at the CIS national indoor championships in Winnipeg, March 8 to 12. Childs hopes to qualify in both the 1,500 and 3,000 metre events.

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B.C. Scotties‌

Led by defending champion Kelly Scott of Kelowna, the field is set for the B.C. women’s curling championship, Jan. 23 to 29 at the North Shore Winter Club. Joining the Scott rink at the 10-rink competition is: Kelley Law, Royal City; Allison MacInnes, Kamloops; Kelly Thompson, Richmond; Roselyn Craig, Juan de Fuca Nicole Backe, Royal City ; Jen Rusnell, Prince George; Brenda Garvey, Kamloops; Marilou Richter, Richmond and Marla Mallett, Royal City. Scott won her fourth B.C. title last year in Cloverdale defeating Law 5-3 in the final. The Scott rink also features Dailene Sivertson, Sasha Carter and Jacquie Armstrong.

Big white racers‌

The Big White Racers opened the competitive alpine ski season last weekend with zone time trials at Apex Mountain. The K1s and U16s (new classification) competed in a one-day event with seven clubs competing. Results for BWR athletes are: • K1 Girls – 34 competitors 4th Sophie Shroeder 65.29 5th Brooke Lukinuk 65.59 8th Hanna Walline 68.16 9th Gillian Callaghan 68.33 11th Emily Pilon 69.84 • K1 Boys – 38 competitors 2nd Zane Torres 59.33 5th Tyler Clark 60.03 14th Quinn Rasmussen 64.65 • U16 Girls – 24 competitors 2nd Ella Alfonso 87.92 4th Olivia Kirby 91.08 7th Olivia Baldassare 95.81 12th Cassidy Tomlin 102.46 13th Kelty Slaney 103.04 15th Ilana Prokop 108.63 • U16 Boys – 25 competitors 1st Alex Roehrig 80.17 6th Jules Youngberg 87.12 7th Evan Kwong 90.01 11th Cam Rasmussen 95.80 12th Shaun Taylor 104.01

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SPORTS ▼ WHL

Rockets assistant reflects on his Swift Current days Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Running back through the prairies is an annual rite of passage for each Kelowna Rockets team as the club normally closes the pre-Christmas Western Hockey League schedule with a prairie road trip. But for assistant coach Dan Lambert, taking a trip back to Swift Current is like a trip down memory lane. Some memories are good, some are great and some are tough to think about. Lambert, now 41 and

in his third season as a Rockets assistant coach, played four years of junior in Swift Current. He won a Memorial Cup with the Broncos, met his wife while there and was also on a bus that saw four teammates killed in one of the worst junior hockey tragedies in Canada. “When you play somewhere in such a small community for four years and you go through what we did as a team, it’s almost like the people think of me as one of their own,” said Lambert a day after the Rockets lost to

the Broncos. “We were the first WHL team ever to play after Swift Current was granted the franchise. We won the Memorial Cup and we went through some hardships like the bus crash. It was home for me.” During Lambert’s first year with the Broncos, tragedy would strike the club when its bus crashed in snowy conditions en route to Regina. Four players were killed and Lambert says it was one of the most difficult things to overcome as a 16-yerold player. After being

inducted into the Swift Current Broncos Hall of Fame in 2007, Lambert called the resilience that team showed in finishing the season and making the playoffs as one of his proudest hockey moments. Following his junior hockey career, which included a 102 point season for the defenceman in the Broncos’ Memorial Cup winning year in 1989, Lambert and his wife Melanie bought a house in Swift Current and lived in the community. He also bought a hock-

ey school—off of none other than Marc Habscheid—and taught many Swift Current kids about the game of hockey, foreshadowing his career in coaching. “Coaching was always something that was in the back of my mind,” said Lambert. “Hockey is a game that I love. I had the hockey school in Swift Current for three or four years. That’s another reason why so many people know me when I go back is because they sent their kids to my hockey school.” Lambert has twice been inducted into the Broncos Hall of Fame, as an individual in 2007 and then again in 2009 when the Memorial Cup winning team from 1989 was inducted as a team. So while Lambert is squarely focussed on coaching a young group of Kelowna Rockets junior hockey players, it was safe to say his mind may have wandered back to his playing days while visiting a city where his hock-

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ROCKETS assistant coach Dan Lambert and his

family are spending Christmas in Swift Current, Sask., where he played his junior hockey with the Broncos who won the Memorial Cup in 1989. ey career got started. “Things have changed quite a bit since I played there,” said Lambert. “There is the players memorial and there is the plaque on the wall for the Hall of Fame guys. There

are a lot of things that are pretty special, You see the banners and that’s nice. Those are things that I won’t forget for the rest of my life.” kparnell@kelownacapnews.com

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SPORTS WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

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Excludes Wednesday’s action

Western Conference B.C. Division 1 2 3 4 5

Kamloops Blazers Vancouver Giants Kelowna Rockets Victoria Royals Prince George Cougars

U.S. Division 1 Tri-City Americans 2 Portland Winterhawks 3 Spokane Chiefs 4 Seattle Thunderbirds 5 Everett Silvertips

Eastern Conference Central Division 1 Edmonton Oil Kings 2 Kootenay Ice 3 Medicine Hat Tigers 4 Calgary Hitmen 5 Red Deer Rebels 6 Lethbridge Hurricanes Eastern Division 1 Moose Jaw Warriors 2 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 Saskatoon Blades 4 Regina Pats 5 Swift Current Broncos 6 Prince Albert Raiders

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Okanagan Rockets duo selected for all-star game Two members of the Okanagan Rockets’ top line will represent their team next month at the B.C. Major Midget League all-star game festivities. Parker Bowles and Harlan Orr of the Rockets will suit up for Team Blue Jan. 14 and 15 at Planet Ice in Coquitlam. Bowles, 16, from Calgary, leads the Rockets in scoring with 19 goals and 38 points in 24 games. Orr, 16, from Vernon, has 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points in 22 games.

Okanagan will also have representation on the coaching staff as James Eccles will work as an assistant on the Team White bench. Under Eccles, the Rockets are 10-9-5 this season. The Rockets will return to action Boxing Day at the Mac’s International Midget Tournament in Calgary.

FEMALE ALL-STARS…

Team Blue defeated Team White 3-2 in the 2011 B.C. Female Midget

AAA all-star game last Sunday in Langley. Miranda Pendergraft of the Thompson Okanagan Rockets scored one of Team White’s goals in a losing cause. Rockets forward Maggie Shykula-Ross was named the game’s second star. Other T.O. players to appear in the all-star festivities were Jesse Keca, Taylor Whiteside, Cora Sutton, Christine Crawford (Penticton), Mackenzie Barrie, Colby Williams, and goalie Tara Bouvette.

▼ HIGH SCHOOL

Grade 9 Mustang b’ball The Immaculata Mustangs took top prize at the Dr. Knox Winter Classic Grade 9 girls basketball tournament. In the final of the eightteam event, the Mustangs defeated Argyle from North Vancouver 48-38. Point guard Jaedyn

Penkala of the Mustangs was named the tournament’s MVP. Megan Hart, Dominique Kumalae and Erin Graham each won game MVP awards. The team roster consists of Jaedyn Penkala, Megan Hart, Jeraime

Puno, Dominique Kumalae, Erin Graham, Lindsay Lalach, Hayley Slade, Nowah Bayani, Emma Green, Lora Miki, Emily Haber and Emma Johnson. The coaches are Bruno and Patrick Oliveira.

KELOWNA PEEWEE TIER 1 ROCKETS forward Lucas Cullen fires a shot past the Prince George Cougars goaltender in Okanagan Mainline action Saturday at Memorial Arena. The Rockets won the game 5-4 to sweep P.G. in the weekend set. DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR

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New clothing store for active folks This week’s column is dedicated to well-known lawyer Roger Watts who passed away suddenly on Dec. 8. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing, as I have known Roger and his wife Sandra for many years. He will be remembered by his energy and enthusiastic generosity. My personal condolences to his entire family, colleagues and many friends.

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aw Athletics has opened at 263 Bernard Ave., beside the Paramount Theatre, owned by Michelle and Lance Welch. Their new store is an original athletic clothing store for tweens, women and men. It combines performance with style for

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and Sweden. Drop in, as the shop is inviting with a quintessential atmosphere for a great shopping experience. Call 778-4845469 A neighbour of Raw Athletics is the The Hot Box Yoga, a new studio that just opened at 223 Bernard Ave., beside the Earl’s restaurant. Hot Box Yoga is owned and operated by Sarah Wolton and Chris Bedford, who both relocated to here from Calgary. They are offering free yoga classes until Dec. 26. For more information see www.thehotboxyoga.com or call 778-484-9642. Blayne Brethour has joined the team at Wealthlink Financial Services in the capacity of associate, investments. In the banking and insurance industry for the past 23 years, most recently as investment consultant/Okanagan region for GreatWest Life/Freedom 55, Brethour’s expertise lies in assisting advisors in developing their practices, understanding products available in the marketplace and preparing research and analysis of investments and compet-

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ZOE WELCH and her mom Michelle Welch at the new athletic clothing store that Michelle and her husband Lance Welch have opened in downtown Kelowna, Raw Athletics. itive products. Not only will he be their main resource of investments and money products, he is now the new branch manager for the Investia Mutual Funds division of Wealthlink. Wealthlink Financial Services is an MGA (Managing General Agent) office that offers their advisors the services of an expert in the investment field. Brethour will be working out of the Kelowna office at 110565 Bernard Av. (Towne Centre Mall) as well as Penticton. Call 250-7622421; cell at 250-8708807; bbrethour@wealthlinkfinancial.ca. Congratulations to

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with her at city hall, you know that she is well deserving of this honour. Chiropractor Dr. Vincent Leering has joined the treating group at e.volve Health and Wellness at 1-1890 Ambrosi Rd. He provides chiropractic care, custom orthotics using the gaitscan system and shockwave therapy. The clinic also offers registered massage therapy, acupuncture and a studio for Yamuna body rolling and Pilates. Call 250-860-0405; www. evolvekelowna.com. True Blue Picture Framing celebrates its first anniversary in business this month, located at 3-1515 Westgate Rd. in West Kelowna. Owner John Pearson is offering free canvas stretching on any painting that needs framing in January and is still offering 30 per cent off all framing. With 15 years in the framing industry, he provides quotes for any customer and always enjoys a challenge. Call 250-769-7900. Andre’s Electronic Experts, 2153 Springfield Rd., are now offering a full range of name brand appliances, including Kitchen Aid, Samsung, Whirlpool, Maytag, Inglis and L.G. Andre’s now carry everything from built-inn and free-standing ranges and dish washers to fridges and washers and dryers. Dave Tardiff, their new appliance specialist, has been in the appliance industry for over 26 years, formerly owning his own Sears Stores in both Williams Lake and Vernon. Call 250-860-2600; www.andres1.com

A great story for the holiday season in the real spirit of giving Can Am Mobility, at 158 Old Vernon Rd., learned that Stanley Watson had his power wheelchair stolen, his only form of mobility. Cannot even imagine who would steal a power wheelchair. Employee, Ed Stang spoke with j their operations manager Darlene Nargang, technician, Dave Weir and owner Rick Mussellam and they all agreed to provide Stanley with a mobility solution. They donated a new Merits P326A Power Wheelchair to Stanley as he is a real inspiration to all of them as he lives daily with his disability with grace and happiness. Call 250-4910003. Lotus PRO has been launched in Western Canada. This product offers a green and cost saving alternative to the long standing belief that it takes harsh and expensive chemical based products to get a thorough and sanitary cleaning job done. The commercial grade machine dispenses on demand Liquor Ozone, a 100 per cent chemical free cleaner with kill rates up to 99.999 per cent. It also works as a stain remover and deodorizer and can be sued for cleaning any and all surfaces using existing standard cleaning equipment and practices. Owned by Shawn Ellis, he has chosen Kelowna as its base of operations to distribute this Canadian innovation manufactured by Tersano Inc., a leader in ozone techSee DeHart A23


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NEWS ▼ OKANAGAN COLLEGE

Local entrepreneur weaves into school of business One of the most wellknown entrepreneurs in the B.C. Interior is quickly fashioning a deep and lasting relationship with Okanagan College. Mel Kotler, the founder of Fabricland, along with his wife Dina have invested in a new pattern for business program development—a scholar fund focused on retail

management at the College’s Okanagan School of Business. “I wanted to do something for the college and this seemed to be a good match,” said Kotler, who became an Honorary Fellow of the College earlier this year, and the School of Business’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence. “This new scholar

fund will enhance the college’s business program, and allow the college to move into new territory.” Kotler began his career working in wholesale textiles in Montreal before moving out West and launching Fabricland in 1977. By the time he retired in 2001, there were 40 Fabricland stores across

▼ NEW YEAR’S EVE

Some options for how to celebrate the start of 2012 DeHart from A22 nology. “Liquid Ozone” is a game changer in the cleaning industry as it is the first commercial alternative to chemicals. The commercial cleaning system significantly lowers the carbon footprint of any building by eliminating the need to use chemical cleaners. The winter edition of Niche Magazine has just hit the streets and it is great, listing the impressive contenders and their entries of the Tommie 2011 finalists. The winners in each category will be announced Jan. 28, 2012, at the Tommie’s 2011 Gold Gala Event at rthe Rotary Centre for the Arts. Craig Brown is the publisher and Chytra Brown the associate publisher. Call 250-868-2229. Bounty Cellars Winery is a local non-landbased boutique winery that has been established since 2004. They specialize in custom production, branding and packaging and consider themselves unique in the industry. In partnership with Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, they have just released their 2nd series of “Crystal” wine from the Pacific Northwest Region, with ruby red Swarovski crystals and red toppers, appropriate for the holiday season. In January, they are launching their “Virtual Vineyard Program,” which is an innovative and creative investment program named “The Brand before the Land” for people wanting to get involved in the wine industry without having to buy land or expensive equipment. Bounty Cellars has a new tasting counter and a wine shop with free dai-

ly tastings Monday to Friday and Saturday by appointment. Nominations are being accepted until noon on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, for the 37th annual Kelowna Civic and Community Awards. Forms are available online at kelowna.ca/residents or at City Hall, Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, local libraries and the Kelowna Family Y. Completed forms can be dropped off at City Hall or the rec centre, located at 1800 Parkinson Way. Finalists and award recipients will be honoured on Thursday, April 19, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and if you’re still thinking of something to do, keep in mind Canadian-Italian Club’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala, a dinner and dance, takes place at Parkinson Recreation Centre on Saturday, Dec. 31. They offer a great buffet dinner and music by The New Vintage Band. Tickets only $60 until Dec. 28. Call Emilio at 250-7637078 to reserve a table or for tickets. Danoha’s Mediterranean Grill, in the Prestige Hotel, will also host a New Year’s Bash with a Mediterranean buffet, live Middle Eastern band and a belly dancing performance. Tickets $75/person. Call 778-478-0313. The next Okanagan Jewish Community Philosopher’s Cafe Series is Monday, Jan. 9, with the guest speaker Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray. There will be a question and answer period following his presentation at the Okanagan Jewish Community Centre on Glenmore Road, 7 p.m. If you

would like to learn more about Afro-Cuban drumming, Trevor Salloum is offering lessons Jan. 10 to March 13. To register, call 250-763-3951;www. trevorsalloum.com Try it or not—it’s your choice. Cell phone numbers are going public this month, which means that all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies. You may start to receive sales calls and you will be charged for these calls. To prevent this, go to the following web-site for Canadian Telephone Numbers: www.Innte-dncl.gc.ca. It is the National “Do Not Call” list and it blocks your number for five years. I registered our cell phones and we’ll see what happens. I will not be doing a column over the holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! See you on Jan. 12. Birthdays of the week: Happy 91st Cornelius Pyne (Dec. 21); happy 100th Emma Kirschner, Sutherland Hills (Dec. 31); Deb Doig, Baxter’s Pub (Dec. 18); Marie-Yvonne Cleaver, La Belle Boutique (Dec. 25); Chris Cleaver, K963.FM (Dec. 26); Terry Balfour, former Kelowna resident now in Puerto Rico who still reads this column. (Dec. 26); Dino Padula (Dec. 27); Barry Carter (Dec. 27); Alex Fong (Dec. 27); David Burke, Vadim (Dec. 27); Donna Martin (Jan. 1); Wayne Pierce (Jan. 1); George Van Wilde Rode (Jan. 2); Ken Thom, Thom & Associates (Jan. 3). Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email maxdehart@telus.net.

Western Canada and another 20 franchises, paving the way for the company to become the largest fashion fabric distributor in the country. Kotler, whose son attended the Okanagan School of Business, said students require far more than gumption to get ahead today. “I got my master’s degree on the streets of Montreal, but business is far more complicated than it was back then. They need the kind of specialized training the Okanagan School of Business provides.” The college’s associate dean of business Barry McGillivray said the Mel and Dina Kotler Scholar in Retail Management Fund will give the School of Business the ability to expand its existing retail programs. “The retail industry has become a highly complex field. It’s easy to purchase stock, it’s another thing all together to understand and appreciate the complexities of such things as inventory and supply chain management,” McGillivray said. “This will give us the opportunity to appoint a professor who can spend three years building to de-

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MEL KOTLER and his wife Dina have created a scholar fund for students interested in retail management at the Okanagan College School of Business. velop a program framework leading to a comprehensive specialty in retail.” Kathy Butler, executive director of the Okanagan College Foundation, said scholar funds provide another building block towards supporting and expanding the programs of-

fered to students. “We truly value Mel Kotler’s commitment to our students here, and his clear demonstration of support and vision,” Butler said. Kotler said he’s honoured to be part of such an important development in the business school.

His greatest wish is that it will help the next generation succeed in retail. “I tell young people I meet that whatever business they’re in, you need to have a passion. If you’re not doing something from the heart, then get out and do something else.”

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FUNERAL CELEBRANT Creating personalized ceremonies, tributes, life celebrations. Certified. Linda (250)717-5950

Lost & Found FOUND-- Reading Glasses in black case(Lenscrafter) on the Classified counter at Kelowna Capital News Newspaper. Nov 30th. Call (250)-763-7114

Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

FOUND tool box. Dec 21 outside Gordon Drive Appt. 250769-9133, leave message.

Children

FOUND Very Small Black long wavy hair. Blue collar/white paw prints. Big dark eyes, male dog. Old Vernon Rd. Dec 18th. 778-753-1329 or 250801-1507

Childcare Available

LOST: Gold, pinky ring with initials E.M.J. Walmart or Staples, sentimental value, belonged to my deceased mother, Please Call 250-762-9592. LOST: One red hearing aid, Dec. 15 on Gellatly Rd. 250707-1312

3-5yr Program. Lil ‘ Bloomers. Located in Rutland. Space Available (250)-826-7298 AT TIGGER & ME Too Daycare: Spots available for 21/2 5 year olds. Pre School: 3-5 year olds. Rutland Area. Call 250-878-8444 HUNNY’S HOUSE Licensed Daycare, 12 full time spaces available, $650/mo 3-5yr olds. Bonuses available www.hunnyshouse.com email:hunnyshouse@hotmail.ca 250-807-2277

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Christina Nicole Thompson

Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca ‘BUSINESS LOANS’ Can’t get the attention of your banker? For a new start up or expansion loans, contact Community Futures Developement Corp. Dave Scott, Loan Manager, 250-868-2132 ext 227 GET paid every time the phone rings. 250-980-3302 & listen to the voice message. ITALIAN Restaurant for sale in Westbank. For info Phone After 8 PM Call 250-768-7983

Obituaries

GIFT BASKET FRANCHISE Looking for sales oriented partner in Kelowna. Ideal home based business opportunity. Call 778-753-4500

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600 Experienced Super B driver wanted for steady interior runs. Great wages, benefits and equipment plus weekends home. Fax or email resume and drivers abstract to 604513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

Obituaries

HENRY ALLEN PRIDGEON

October 18, 1925 - December 18, 2011 Long time WESTBANK resident Henry Pridgeon passed away at age 86. Henry was predeceased by both parents, brother Albert, sisters Mary and Irene. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The coffee pot was always on and the crib board close at hand. Henry loved gardening and the outdoors. Thank you to staff at “Dogwood” unit Cottonwoods for excellent care in his last years. Memorial tea at later date.

NEAL, CHRISTEL

July 15, 1977 to Dec. 21, 2002 Not a day goes by without you in our thoughts. You are so very missed by your family and friends. We are so thankful for the beautiful memories we have of you, Love you so very much! Mom, Rick, Dave, Grandma & Grandpa, Aunts,Uncles & Cousins. xoxo

Obituaries

SMALL Care Home Need CareAid For Respite.Live in for 2 weeks in January 2012. First aid, food safe. and criminal check. NS (250)763-8191

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Christel Neal passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2011. Christel was predeceased by her husband, Gordon and father, Arthur. She is survived by sons, William “Bill” and Robert “Bob”; granddaughter, Daisha Paige Neal; mother, Elisabeth Hoffmann; brother, Stephen (Nicky); and their children Matt and Jamie. Christel’s green thumb gave her many years of enjoyment in the garden among many other things. She will be dearly missed. A memorial tea will be held on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 am at Everden Rust Funeral Services located at 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna. (250) 860-6440. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to KGH Foundation. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com

FODOR, AMBRUS SR. Passed away peacefully in his sleep at 9:00 am on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Brandt’s Creek Mews. Survived by his loving wife Julia, son Jim, daughter Marie, daughter-in-law Lis and their families. He was predeceased by his son Les. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 23rd at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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Children’s Misc

Children’s Misc

Choosing a Daycare or Pre-School?

Advertise your Daycare spaces available here the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Kelowna Capital News and reach 50,000 homes each edition. $99 per issue + HST Full color. Contact mtrudeau@kelownacapnews.com Phone 250-763-7114

Obituaries

Obituaries

THORSELL, STAN Passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the age of 77. He leaves his loving family, wife Karen; children: Janice Risch (Peter) of Golden, BC, Steve of Sherwood Park, Leslie Wojcichowsky of Edmonton, Kim Wack (Perry) of Sherwood Park, Kyle (Felecia) of Sherwood Park, step-daughter Kellie Meier (Greg) of Kelowna; nine grandchildren: Mike, Ingrid, Lindsay, Dylan, Keaton, Karrson, Davin, Mia, Ian; siblings: Loren (Audrey) of Edmonton, Don (Marg) of Nanoose Bay, BC, Dorothy Allen of Calgary, Verle Dickau (Gordon) of Edmonton, Phyliss Andersen of West Kelowna; sisters-in-law: Wilma of Red Deer, Kollene (Jack) McKeown of Ajax, ON; as well as many nieces, nephews, great friends and business associates. No service or floral arrangements by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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BAZIAN, KATHERINE Passed away on December 18, 2011 at the age of 94. Sadly predeceased by her husband James, her son Elmer and her daughter Angeline. Survived by her extended family, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.


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Employment

Employment

Employment

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Employment

Help Wanted

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Farm Workers VOLCANIC Hills Estate Winery and TBA Farm Ltd.,Needs workers 5-6 d/pr/wk 40 -50 hrs pr/wk $10.25 pr/hr Feb15Dec30 2012. Apple thinning picking cherry picking & work in vineyard - tying sukering, green pruning, new planting, picking. We also need workers to help in Wine cellar. Submit Resume by fax 778-755-5595 or by mail: 3030 Elliott Rd. Westbank V4T1M2. 250-7685768

Education/Trade Schools

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Education/Trade Schools

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is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta -

based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Comfort Gas Service Inc. (CGSI) (Plumbing, Heating & A/C) WANTED! Journeyman HVAC Technician Or Experienced HVAC Technician. Email resume to Cgsi.careers@mail.com & Call (250)-868-7105

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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Permanent Full-Time This is an excellent opportunity for a highly results focused professional who wants to contribute to strengthening our community by working in partnership with various workplaces to generate fundraising revenue. This high energy position includes developing donor and volunteer relationships, setting campaign goals, implementing strategies and analyzing results. Working independently and within a team, you will support numerous workplace campaigns in various industries, present information about community needs, and take action to maximize support. This role provides an opportunity to work with a diversity of people inside and outside of an office environment. Please go to our website at www.unitedwaycso.com for more information on this career opportunity. Please forward resume and cover letter by Friday, January 13th, 2012 to: Harry Grossmith, Executive Director – harry@unitedwaycso.com

Advertising Sales Consultant The award winning Capital News has an opportunity for an Advertising Sales Consultant that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player that is organized, competitive and able to work along side a very strong team. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. You are creative, organized and thrive in a competitive market. Our environment is fastpaced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. The Capital News is delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to over 50,000 homes in the Central Okanagan. We are a part of the Black Press family, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reply in confidence with resume by December 31, 2011 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: khill@kelownacapnews.com No phone calls please.

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Call our Kelowna Campus:

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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Services

Services

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Mind Body Spirit

Holistic Health

Cleaning Services

Contractors

Electrical

AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage & NIR Sauna. Thank you! Linda 250-862-3929.

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Garage Door Services

ASIAN Ladie’s Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, Men and women welcome $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 ESCAPE From Stress Massage. Lori, 250-868-0067 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188

Health Products TENDERTOUCH

FOOTCARE.

Cert. foot care nurse holding foot care clinics at various locations. Call 250-801-2665

Financial Services $10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

#1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001

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

BEST Quality Cleaning Reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Strata,Rest/ Med./Dental/Offices Move in/out 250-868-7224

WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

CLEANING- weekly/ biweekly, residential. Organizing. Elderly Welcome. Call 250-448-1786

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

Computer Services

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

CALL 1-800FASTPAY

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

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

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Drywall

Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hrdwd, Lam. Free est. Great rates. Lewis, 317-6889 Guaranteed.

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

NEW LIFE RENOVATIONS. 15 Years Renovation Experience, Work Ethic & Respect second to non. Permits pulled & all jobs completed on time. Call Spencer @ 778-214-9000

Services

Home Repairs

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

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032 TERRY’S Handyman Service. No job too small! Call 250575-4258 or 250-450-6939

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

High Caliber Construction. All home & office reno’s. No job too big or small. 250-864-0771 LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

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

Moving & Storage #1 Family Movers. Moving & Deliveries. $49/hr+up. Guaranteed best rate. (778)-363-0127 AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Sales & Service Directory COMMERCIAL CLEANING

CLEANING SERVICES

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

250-575-4001

CLEANING

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

250-448-1786

CONTRACTORS

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

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starting at

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$

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Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

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

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FAX: (778)477-2668

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

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

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

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

250-718-8879

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

250-575-4258 or 250-450-6939

MOVING Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

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

778-363-0127

“PREMIUM PAINT AND SERVICE”

DALE’S

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EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

ELECTRICAL

EXCAVATION

A & S Electric

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.

In business since 1989

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

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

250-801-2665

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

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

TILING TILE SETTER

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RENOVATIONS

FEATURING

765-6898

PAINTING

FAMILY MOVERS

MEMBER

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

TREE SERVICES NOW is the best time to prune or remove fruit trees or elms. Blue Jay Lawn Care

250-575-4574

NEW LIFE CONSTRUCTION

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

HEALTH PRODUCTS

HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman

OVERHEAD DOORS

North End Moving AAA Services BEST RATE MOVING

250-861-3400

Excellent References CELL: (250)868-7224

colonialcountertops.com

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

59.00 SF

$

On select colors only | Installation available

FLOORING GARAGE DOOR REFINISHING SERVICES LEW CAT ENTERPRISES

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

COUNTERTOPS starting at

Licensed & Insured

PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, BONDED, INSURED

250-470-9629

LAMINATE TOPS

CONTRACTORS

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

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

HEATING

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

SOMMERFELD HEATING

Wayne 250-215-6767

#1 for a reason. PARADISE MASSAGE. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna

PLUMBING

RENOVATIONS

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION

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

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

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

Dan 250-864-0771

FEATURING

Licensed & Insured

250.469.3275

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

250-863-4418

765-6898 In business since 1989


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Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Moving & Storage

Feed & Hay

$100 & Under

Heavy Duty Machinery

DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282

FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tree Services NOW is the best time to prune or remove fruit trees or elms, Blue Jay Lawn Care 575-4574

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720

HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Horse Hay, small squares, also Barley Straw 1(250)5588210

SCULPTERED Rose Velvet Sofa. Excl cond., $75 ďŹ rm. (778)478-2110

Lessons/Training

Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna

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

Pets 3 yr. old female Shu-Tzu purebred. Asking $400. In perfect health. Call (250)878-4873 Beautiful Shih-tzu puppies, ORDER ASAP, Ready for Christmas!! 1-250-546-6939 Bichon Pups, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 Bichon Shih Tzu X Pups, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, litter trained, quiet dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-5177579

Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna TEAK sofa & loveseat. Attchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d cushions. Exc cond. $100 ďŹ rm (778)478-2110

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

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FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 New Zealand Headingdog pups, very quick learning,for working or active pet,1.vaccination /deworming,$400.00, 250 547 6253â&#x20AC;? Wanted: Siamese Seal point kitten - female. Reasonable price. (250)546-9399

FREE All white toilet, sink & tub., comes with cabinet and most ďŹ ttings & accessories. From a bathroom reno. Take all or nothing! Call 765-1541 FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 FREE for the taking..old but very functional double size sofa-bed. Call after 6pm, 250765-2600 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE Stove, Washer & Dryer. All white appliances, You pick up. Call (250)768-4974 FREE Upholstered chair in great shape. (250)764-2788

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BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

Antiques / Vintage SPARROWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST 1733 Dolphin (off Kirschner) Tues to Sat 10am - 5:30pm

$100 & Under 6 year old kenmore washer. $100 (250)765-1633 ICE Oggers, (two), $50/each OBO, 250-769-0814 PANASONIC TV 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; older in very good shape. $100 Call 250-763-0574

Misc. for Sale

Merry Christmas Ice Skates, Cleets, Ski Helmets, Ski Pants, Snow Suits, Boots - all Gently Used. Winter Clothes - Birth to 10 years up to 50% off. Toys up to 20% off. Baby Equipment, Cribs, Swings, Car Seats, High Chairs, etc.

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

Heavy Duty Machinery 2004 John Deere 160CLC, 2 buckets, with hydraulic quick change, hydraulic thumb, 5400 hours. Exc cond. $65,000. 1998 Hitachi 150 $39,500. 250-260-0217.

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

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Platform Stairlifts. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale CLASSIFIED POLICIES Error Policy While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Misc. Wanted WE will Pay 6.5x for silver coins. Can., US. Also buying gold. 778-932-2316

Sporting Goods TREADMILL 5HP Motor, $300. Weider home gym, $100.($350 for both)868-0762 Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Stereo / DVD / TV NINTENDO WII with 3 games and various controllers. $135 Barely Used! Call or txt 250-862-6338 PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm. TV Stand $30 & 2 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $10 each. Call 250-764-6135

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55+ clean, bright top ďŹ&#x201A;r condo. Covâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking, 6appls, extra storage. $185,900. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870 Rutland 2BD, 2bth, spacious top ďŹ&#x201A;r, 5appls, extra storage, secure prking, quiet convenient location. $186,500. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870

BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various ďŹ&#x201A;oor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. millcreekestates@shaw.ca RENTAL Incentives, 1&2bd Adult building, NP, NS, $795$995. 250-878-0136 Two Bedroom downtown. Everything is new. Close to lake & bus. $900 Call 778753-3656 or 778-214-0087 WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Nov & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

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

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Down payment holding you back from moving into a brand new home? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll consider anything of market value on trade for the down payment on 64A McCulloch Heights.S.E. Kelowna. About 15 mins from Orchard Park. $189,900 Tax included. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD Avail. Jan.15 incl. heat, NP, clean safe quiet environment, close to the lake, bus and shops. Call Heather at 250-763-7955 1BDRM apt. for rent. Avail Now. secure building, close to all amenities, $650+ utilities. (250)-861-4700 1Bdrm + Den 723 sq.ft. in new condo complex on Glenmore. $900/mo (778)-223-4227 2BD +den, close to shopping & park. Ug prking, pool, new kit & bth, $900. 250-317-6672 2BDRM 2bth Ground Floor Access with Small Outdoor Patio. 55+ building NP, NS, no children. $890/mo. Bertram and Bernard. Live-in manager Contact Gord (250)860-4056 2 BDRM convenient capri area, $869 incl. heat, wireless net 250-764-1918 Avail. Dec 1 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836

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2bdrms w/d, yard, 2prking spots. Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Jan. 1 (250)470-0000 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1300+utils, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 250826-7501, 250-763-5225 Available Immediately 4 plex unit 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st ,fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd near Westside Rd $1000/mo + utils. 250-7690109, 250-878-9970

Homes for Rent 2BD. Upper, $1100 2BD Lower $1000 or All $2000 ac, gas f/p up, 2-car grge, shared heat, Avail now, 250-868-7360 3BEDROOM Home, Mission area near Barnaby Rd.. Suitable safe yard for a family or three/four quiet students. Parking for two vehicles including garage. $1500/month plus utilities. Available for short term or long term. Available Jan 1. Call Jill at 764-3092 or Cell 317-4218 495 Montgomery Rd 3bdrm House. ($1400) 445 McCurdy Rd Duplex. ($990) 2bdrm carport, stove fridge w/d fenced yard (250)-317-8844 5Bdrm /bsmt inlaw suite in 1/2 Duplex 2200 sqft.,close to bus hosp lake Lrg yard garden space, $1900 (250)868-9059 or text (250)-863-5164 5bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available Immediately. To view call Barb 1-250-443-4893 Bsmt suite $750, Glenmore Full house Rutland Big yard $1600/mo House in WinďŹ eld $2000 250-469-2322 Cabin 1BD, $650 fridge, stove, utils incl. Avail Now. Call 250-765-2429 CLOSE to Hospital, 3bdrm, big rec room, new renos, NS, NP, $1400/mo + utils. Avail Immed, Please Call 575-5140 DROWNING IN THE RENTAL POOL? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! Gino 250.317.2707 or info@thepropertysource.ca

For rent 11900 Coldstream Creek Rd, Coldstream, 3bdrm, 1 bath. Rent negot. For info & inquiries call 250-262-9711

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

CLASSIFIED POLICIES Error Policy While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. House in orchard. 3bd+ 2bonus rooms, 2bth, $1550+ DD, utils, 250-863-9737 UPPER Mission Lakeview. Lovely 3bd, 3bath, + fully ďŹ nished bsmnt. Pets OK, Avail Jan.1, $2050. 778-577-5007

OfďŹ ce/Retail 191 ASHER ROAD, 1750 sq/ft. Plenty of parking. 250765-9448 HWY 97 North, 1800sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of retail, 1500-3300sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Retail. 250-765-3295 NEWLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ofďŹ ce space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $800 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

Room & Board FURNISHED Large Living Space, Priv. Ent., Shared Full Kitchen, Bth & Lndry, utils. incl. NS $800 (250)718-7455

Rooms for Rent #1 Accesible address. DT area, furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, cable, w/d, w.int, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 #1 Available, Furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ stdnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 FURNISHED Rm in quiet seniors Rutland home, 50+, NP, NS, no drugs or parties. $500 plus DD. 250-491-1075 ROOM for rent. High speed int, all utils incl. $500. Call 250-862-4624 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $550. 250-317-2546.

Shared Accommodation 787 Harvey Ave. 2bdrm, 1bath walk to amenities NS. NP. $800. (250)-863-0285 OC-UBCO-CATO ProďŹ&#x201A;, $400 utils, int, cbl, +DD. NS, Cntrl, immed / Mar 1. 250-860-7108 PARTNER to share. Rent/buy a mobile ASAP. Honest NP ND NS Call (250)448-2390

Suites, Lower 1000sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1bd & 2bd house, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, DW, WD, storage shed, 1521 Bernard, natural gas, bus stop nearby, NP, $1000 all utils incl. Avail immed. Call Betty, 250-4910626 1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus rte. 250-863-1302. 1BD ground ďŹ&#x201A;r, bright, full bth, hospital area, avail Jan 1. NS, NP. Year lease pref. $795 incl utils. 250-470-2066 1BD suite. Up. Mission, bright, quiet, priv entry, laundry,$800 share utils. Pets negot. (250)764-9798 no calls after 9 1BD Walk-in. Clean Cozy Quiet. Gas fp. small pets ok. ste sgle. $800 (250)762-4405 2BD bsmt suite avail. Rutland area. $800 incl utils. Nov. 1st. NS, NP. Call 250-864-7404 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail Dec 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2BD. Lg., KLO & Gordon, ns, np, nprtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $900.mo. incl. utils. Cls. to bus rte. 250-763-1275 2 BDRM Suite avail. for rent in Mission. Near school & bus. NP, NS. $900 250-317-3462


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Suites, Lower 2BD lower suite, Springfield area, $900/mo incl utils & cable. Cat OK, W/D hook-ups. Avail. Immed. 250-448-0456 or 250-863-9477 2BDR, open concept suite for rent! Parking(2), sep. entrance all util ex. phone/internet. Glenrosa $900. 250.707.3646 3BD. W-Bank, newly reno’d, sep. ent., wd, f/s, gas fp, ns, sml pet neg. quiet, mature persons, Jan 1, $1050 incl.util 212-5209 BRIGHT 2bd, Capri area, gas FP, own lndry, utils incl, cats ok. NS. 250-869-7144 BRIGHT w/o basement suite in peachland, close to lake, 2bd + den, new kitchen, good soundproofing, 5 appl, $850/mo. + 1/2 utils. NS,small pets only. Call (250)878-2193

Suites, Upper 1BDRM Suite. Shared W/D. L.Mission. $750/mo + utils. Avail. Immed. 250-215-1562 2BD. Spacious upper level of house, Downtown 723 Stockwell Ave. 6appl., $1100. incl. utils., ns, sm pets welcome, Call Scott @ 250-718-4658 2BR Main/Upper Suite West Kelowna. 1/2acre lot, huge backyard. Updated. Separate Entry/Laundry/Storage. Lots of Parking. F/S W/D D/W $1200 utils incl. Pat 250-768-7511 789 Harvey Ave. 3bdrm, 2bath walk to amenities NS. NP. $1350. (250)-863-0285 CAPRI area, main floor, 2bd, NP, $1200 includes utilities. Ref’s Req’d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 COZY, Br, Furn, 1bd, Pand. Shps, LK & Colg, NS, Resp Adt, NP, $695/inc. 762-0317 PEACHLAND. Close to lake, spectacular views, 3bdrm, upper level, NS, pets ok. See pics on Castanet. $1050/mo. plus 1/2 utilities. 250-878-2193

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Auto Accessories/Parts LYLE’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537 SCRAP Car Removal. $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days/week Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 SET of (4) Nokian M&S Tires, 215/70/R16 on 5 bolt steel rims. $400 obo. 250-765-8328

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2007 Pontiac Wave, blue, auto, 59,000 kls, exc. cond., sunroof, fully loaded, theft immob, asking $9000 obo, no dealer fees, phone 250-545-7594

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Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

SCRAP Car Removal, $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days a week. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

Trucks & Vans 2003 Tundra Off Road 4x4, mint condition, canopy, 197,000 kms, extended cab, asking $14,500 250-549-6992 Need Christmas Cash? Cash factory Loans offers payday loans up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or Collateral Loans up to $10,000. Using almost any vehicle! NO HIDDEN FEES like the other guys! 1756 Springfield across from Rona or 869-1499.

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AN Open Minded Mature Sexy Busty Blonde, Ready To PLEASE YOU! GFE. Independant. 250-808-9673

BABELICIOUS BRUNETTE Sensual, Massage, Lingerie, GFE, Playful & Professional. Upscale In/Out. 250-300-0036 BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 SEXY, 42 DDD, 28/32 brown eyed brunette. Sexy & Sweet, Discreet. Enjoys couples & dom, GFE. Kelly 765-1098. SEXY Hot Asian Girl. old, 110lbs 5’4”, 34C Friendly, lovely girl. Erotic massage. No In/Out. (250)-878-1250

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Sweet Corey. Tis the season for hot body massage & fun. private/discreet (250)870-8710

MATURE Lady, soft & sensual massage. 9am-9pm daily. 778-214-0552

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24/7 through the season. GARDEN OF EDEN Wishes you all Happy Holidays. New Girls weekly. Best rates in town. Debit and Credit Okay. 250-868-9439 ENJOY a sensual, discreet, tryst with a sexy, beauty in/out Lydia 250-448-2894

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2160 sqft 3 bed & den, 3 bath grade level entry. Home has complete finished basement with slate foyer, recreation room, laundry, den/ bedroom & full finished bathroom with heated slate floor. The upper level has 3 additional bedrooms, ensuite & full bath. Kitchen with sliders to back, open to dining room with sliders to deck with panoramic lake view. Living room is vaulted & gas fireplace. $100K in landscaping. MLS®10035815. Contact Eric Steinbach for more information & photos 250-718-8677

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Vaulted ceilings, soaring windows and open floor plan take your breath away when you enter this unique 3 bed, 2 bath log home. French doors lead to a massive deck from the Master Suite Loft revealing panoramic views of the lake & mountains from Kelowna to Naramata. Private, tranquil setting on 1/2 acre backing onto organic vineyard! MLS@10039030

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This Near New Peachland Beauty has gorgeous finishing and inspiring lakeviews that stretch from Upper Mission to Naramata. Don’t miss out on this Eagles View home at only $379,000 including high quality furnishings.

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WESTSIDE ▼ CHRISTMAS

How to avoid a lawsuit by keeping Santa’s arrival safe W I t being so close to Christmas, my wife encouraged me to write a lighthearted column. One of her ideas was to plagiarize Francis Church’s Sept. 21, 1897, editorial response to Virginia O’Hanlon, passionately asserting that Santa Claus most certainly exists.

ACHIEVING JUSTICE

Paul Hergott I tried to come up with a lighthearted column topic, but failed.

My thoughts about Christmas led me to feel compelled to write about a very serious issue that will arise on Christmas Eve. Particularly in the few days leading up to Christmas Eve, we are all extra nice to each other, hoping that we end up on the “nice” list. We decorate a tree and

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hang our stockings. Our little ones take great delight in leaving a little snack for the jolly old elf, along with a few carrots for the reindeer. We all then bumble off to bed, each of us struggling through the excitement to fall asleep as quickly as possible. We want to be sure we are asleep before Santa Claus shows up because, of course, he knows if we are sleeping and knows if we are awake. All the lights in the house are off, except for the decoration lights on the Christmas tree. Visions of sugar plums dance in our heads as we fall asleep, anxious for the morning to come when we will find the treasures that Santa Claus has left for us. What concerned me, quite deeply, when I pondered this course of events was our lack of regard for Santa Claus’ safety. The more I thought about it, the more concerned I became.

Do we give any thought to dousing, or more likely turning off, the fireplace before we go to bed? If we do not have a fireplace, do we consider Santa’s most likely access points for safe entry? What about leaving a light on so that Santa Claus can navigate his way past our furniture to get to the tree? The cookies and milk are a particular concern. Anyone with “food safe” training knows that milk left in the “danger zone,” above 4 C, can develop dangerous pathogens that could make Santa Claus seriously ill. We make a song about how grandma got run over by a reindeer, but we show no concern about Santa’s safety. Perhaps we do not realize that, totally aside from a moral and ethical duty, we owe Santa Claus is legal duty to ensure he will be reasonably safe when in our home. By leaving stock-

ings hung to be filled, and a snack sitting on the counter, there is no way we could maintain the position that Santa Claus was trespassing, if he is injured, or becomes ill, as a result of a hazard in our home. But don’t think that taking down the stockings and leaving the cookies in the bag will save you from liability. The Occupiers Liability Act is a piece of provincial legislation that makes you liable even if Santa Claus is found to be trespassing. The only exception would be if Santa Claus was trespassing for the purpose of committing a criminal act. You would be hardpressed to establish to the court that Santa’s purpose in filling your stockings and leaving presents under your tree is criminal. Aside from Santa’s own claim, imagine the class action lawsuit that could arise from such a

tragedy, the “class” including every good little boy and girl in the world. I encourage you to carry lots of insurance. The most effective protection, though, is one that shows your concern for the safety of others. Insurance is just there for when your level of concern doesn’t measure up, whether it’s showing a lack of concern for visitors to your home or to those who share the roads with you. The very best personal injury claim is no claim at all. I wish all of you, and Santa Claus, a safe holiday season and the very best in the new year.

This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna. paul@hlaw.ca

▼ MP’S REPORT

Be thankful for being a Canadian

M

y time spent in Ottawa over the past six months has been a very humbling and rewarding experience. Like many Canadians I had long followed events in Ottawa for many years through various media sources and in discussion with our current and retired MPs who now call the Okanagan home. Being part of the daily regimes in Parliament as an elected MP adds a very different but important perspective. We have much to be proud of in this region and we have many unique and

Dan Albas extraordinary assets and important success stories that can be of benefit in other regions across Canada. However, we also have challenges and those challenges require solutions and while I am

proud of the fact that we are making great progress in many areas, we must not let up or become complacent. As a new MP, it has been a significant learning curve over the course of this year. However, the feedback and support from so many of you has made a real difference. The diversity of opinion and the respectful manner such views are often expressed is also very refreshing. Over the past six months, our government has fulfilled many of the commitments made during the last election.

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While many citizens have been applauding of this, there are also those who are in strong disagreement. If there is one singular thing that I have learned during my relatively brief time as an MP, it’s that there is one very unique reason why Canada is the great country that we all know and love. It is the people who call Canada home that set us apart as Canadians. In the House of Commons and on Parliament Hill I have met many people from all across this amazing country and in the process have come to really appreciate that, as much as there is often geographic diversity, there is also a unity of values and principles that we share. As the holiday season approaches, I believe we must be mindful of those who are less fortunate, not just here at home, but in other countries around the world. As Canadians we are truly blessed and fortunate for all that we have and have much to be thankful for. Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla. dan.albas@parl.gc.ca


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Challenge from Spread joy, not germs, this holiday season WKRA on ‘‘ Boxing Day property KNOCKOUTS! assessments Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

The West Kelowna Residents Association is asking whether or not B.C. property assessments are on the money. In 2010, the WKRA formed a committee to look at West Kelowna property assessments. “We took some areas and looked at the assessments and the change in assessments on each property within those neighbourhoods. There were certain streets that we picked, essentially out of the blue,” said Joe Lavigne, president of the West Kelowna Residents’ Association. Initial analysis indicated that the assessments at the neighbourhood level had significant anomalies. Similar anomalies were also found in the 2011 assessments. The association submitted its analytical information on neighbourhoods, specific cases and lakefront properties to Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart. Stewart then arranged to have the Kelowna office of the B.C. Assessment Authority (BCA) analyze the findings. The groups met twice in June and October of this year. “In the initial meeting, we presented the anomalies we had found. At the last meeting, the BCA essentially said, ‘Yes, we know that there are some anomalies and some that are quite a ways off,’” said Lavigne. “But overall, they’re within the guidelines that they have to follow; they’re actually quite a bit better. I think the standards are quite low for assessors.” It was determined that 71 per cent of the properties examined fell within the acceptable plus-minus 2.5 per cent of median. The BCA indicated that 29 per cent were anomalies. Lavigne said that the outcome of the meetings was that the BCA agreed to be more diligent and would look at the West

Kelowna Residents’ Association report every year. “We’re going to monitor the situation for a few more years to see that there are less anomalies than there have been.” According to Lavigne, it is important for property owners to do their homework to ensure that their assessment is fair. “That homework is getting easier. It used to be that only the BCA would put the info online, and for a limited amount of time. “The District of West Kelowna has put the assessments (online) for the past four years. That information is available so you can compare your assessment to your entire neighbourhood.” The BCA will publish assessment values, by neighbourhood, in early January, 2012. The West Kelowna Residents Association is encouraging anyone who is dissatisfied with the measure of fairness and consistency to appeal his/her assessment. The residents association will also be providing a hands-on workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Westbank Library.

For many the holiday season means a time to enjoy good company and good food. As we spread the joy of the season we need to be extra careful to not spread food-borne illness causing bacteria. These simple food safety tips will help you prepare a safe and tasty holiday meal. Store and thaw safely. Keep fresh turkey refrigerated no longer than three days before cooking. There are three ways to thaw frozen turkey in its wrapper: • Under cold running water (one hour per pound) • In a clean sink full of cold water, changing the water every couple of hours • In the fridge (five hours per pound) Thawing poultry at room temperature is not recommended because it allows harmful bacteria to grow. Keep other items, especially those with meat, seafood, dairy, eggs or other moist, protein-rich foods chilled until served. Clean carefully: Wash your hands, utensils and work surfaces well before prep work begins. Once the preparation work is done, clean surfaces in hot soapy water, rinse, then sanitize. Sanitizing can be done with a diluted bleach solution (30 ml of bleach per gallon of water) that is allowed to sit for two minutes.

TURKEYS SHOULD BE WRAPPED WELL AND STORED ON THE LOWEST SHELF OF YOUR FRIDGE OR IN THE MEAT KEEPER TO KEEP BLOOD AND JUICES FROM CONTAMINATING OTHER FOOD.

Wash your hands well after cleaning the cutting board and before and after working with any new menu items. Avoid cross contamination: Store raw meat away from food that is ready-to-eat, including fruit and vegetables (and be sure to wash these thoroughly before serving). Turkeys should be wrapped well and stored on the lowest shelf of your fridge or in the meat keeper to keep blood and juices from contaminating other food. Ensure only clean utensils and cutting boards are used. Use a separate cutting board to prepare raw meat. Wash hands after handling any raw foods and minimize hand contact during final preparation steps. Cook well: For turkey,

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set the oven at no lower than 350 °F (177 °C) and cook for about 20 minutes per pound. Use a good meat thermometer to measure the turkey’s internal temperature and ensure it’s safe to eat. All parts of the bird including stuffing should be at least 165 F (74 C) when removed from the oven. Health Canada recommends an internal temperature of 185 F (85 C) at the thickest part of the meat as additional assurance. Check the temperature in several places to be sure. Cooked food should be kept at 140 F (60 C) while waiting to serve. Chill food immediately after returning from the store and soon after dinner is complete. Perishable food should be placed in the refrigerator within two hours of being removed from the oven. Refrigerate at 40 F (4 C) or in a freezer at 0 F (-18 C). Health Canada recommends refrigerating leftovers for no more then

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 Capital News

CAPITAL NEWS

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▼ OPEN HOUSE

Westside roads a hot topic for local MLA Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

WEST KELOWNA Fire Rescue welcomed the delivery of a new fire engine to the firehall this week. On hand for the occasion were (below from left) West Kelowna assistant fire chief Darren Lee, Mayor Doug Findlater and Fire Chief Wayne Schnitzler. DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR

▼ FIRE RESCUE

New fire truck improves firefighting resources Wade Paterson CONTRIBUTOR

West Kelowna Fire Rescue unveiled its newest set of wheels on Tuesday. The Westside’s busiest fire hall—Station 31—will house the 2011 Spartan Gladiator Triple Combination Pumper: A compressed air foam system equipped fire engine. The truck was built by Smeal of Snyder, Nebraska, and it’s outfitted with a 500 horsepower Caterpillar Diesel engine. An environmental feature of the tuck is a urea injection system, which controls diesel emissions. Darren Lee, assistant fire chief with West Kelowna Fire Rescue, said that the compressed air foam system is ideal for fighting a variety of fires. “That lets us actually

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make bubbles right at the pump, as opposed to adding soap down the line. It makes our firefighting water a lot more effective,” said Lee. “Our department is really invested in compressed air foam technology. (It) helps us be, we think, more effective at structure fires and it really gives us an advantage at urban interface and wild land type fires.” The assistant fire chief said that the new engine

has a number of other features as well. “It has a 500 gallon water tank and a 50 gallon foam cell. It carries about 2,000 feet of various diameters of fire hose. It has three ground ladders, a thermal imaging camera, a four-gas detector and a whole host of firefighting and emergency medical equipment on board.” The truck also features bright emergency lighting to help ensure that people can spot the engine from a long distance. Lee said that the new truck will replace the oldest one in the fleet. He explained that the truck will go through a cycle to ensure maximum usage. “We use it for five or six years in the busiest station and it slowly gets cycled through the fleet. That helps extend the life

of the vehicle so we can get a good 20 years out of it.” District of West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater said that the truck cost taxpayers $620,148, with an additional $38,000 for equipment and tools. “We’re a city of 28,000 people and this fire department also serves Westbank First Nation through the service agreement, so we’re looking at a population that’s roughly equivalent to the size of Vernon. “We have much less equipment and manpower than Vernon does,” said Findlater. “If the winter keeps going the way it is, all bets are off for next summer.

We’ll be glad when those kinds of instances occur that we’re well equipped.” Findlater said that WFN was not asked for capital for the new truck because they provide funds through the service agreement. According to Findlater, he’d like to eventually see more money provided to the district through that agreement. “We appreciate the contributions from WFN. We think that those service agreements need to be reopened with the view of a little more equity for the District of West Kelowna,” he said. wpaterson @kelownacapnews.com

Before his constituents get too busy with the holidays, Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart hosted a couple of open houses to meet with the people of his riding, hear their concerns and answer questions. Tuesday’s open house, held at the Kelowna Senior Citizens Society Club 17, was directed at the members of Stewart’s constituency who live east of the bridge. “I want to be accessible to everybody. We had one on the Westside last week, at the Lions Hall. The one this week is in downtown Kelowna,” said Stewart. “I think a lot of people in the downtown area of my riding don’t realize that the riding stretches from the lake all the way out to Spall Road, from Knox Mountain down to the hospital.” Although the open Ben Stewart house was held in Kelowna, Stewart acknowledged a number of people came armed with their concerns about Westside Road. “There is a big delegation here from Westside Road. A lot of them either have property out there and live downtown or they have driven over here. “The big question in everybody’s mind is road and safety improvements.” Stewart said he is well aware of the concern and has already been presenting the case to B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom. “On Tuesday, Minister Lekstrom (and I) physically drove the road from Vernon right through to the Westside,” Stewart said. “We had the chance to go with two key people in the ministry that are responsible for this area: Murray Tekano and Norm Parkes.” Stewart said that the group examined the road safety improvements that have already started, the resurfacing issues and the width of the road. “The ministry is aware that the road is too narrow in some cases. I’d like to see some cement safety improvements or barricades put up, but they can’t put them on unless they widen the road.” According to Stewart, in the past, the province has stated that the road has too low a volume of traffic to justify doing significant improvements; however, he is optimistic that Tekano’s staff and resources in the ministry will make it a priority. “Road safety comes first on my mind. We need to improve that.” wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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