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Unlimited potential Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
KEDDI-ANNE SHERBINO celebrates
her surprising victory earlier this month at the BMO Vancouver Marathon.
ith an iPod in hand and a smile on her face, Keddi-Anne Sherbino was as unassuming as any one of the nearly 500 competitors who lined up at the start of the 2010 BMO Okanagan Marathon. Other than inhaling a bit of fresh air, getting some exercise and having a little fun, there was little else the diminutive UBC Okanagan student expected from her first ever try at the marathon distance. “I didn’t really tell anyone about it, I just thought I’ll go out and do this race and check it off my list,” said Sherbino, 21, who moved to Kelowna from Tsawwassen two years ago to attend university. “It’ll be one of those onetime things and then I’ll just move on to something else. “I really had no idea it would turn out the way it did.” See Potential on A3.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011 Capital News
NEWS ▼ FILM FESTIVAL
▼ GANG CRIME
Raising awareness about going hungry Task force will be The Kelowna Community Food Bank and the Okanagan Institute will be co-hosting the Reel Hunger Film Festival on Thursday, May 26, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Ave. Tickets are $2 and will be sold at the door. The public is invited to join the Kelowna Community Food Bank and the Okanagan Institute for an interesting evening of short films documenting
local hunger, food insecurity and social justice. “The Reel Hunger Film Fest is a part of national Hunger Awareness Day,” said David Purdon, public relations coordinator for the Kelowna food bank. “This year we’ve turned it into a monthlong awareness and action campaign and have organized several community events leading up to Feed The Valley’s Hunger Awareness Day at Bank-
head Elementary on May 31.” The Reel Hunger fest is an opportunity for people to think about hunger in Kelowna. An informative discussion is also planned as local film makers Jason Drury and Marc Arellano will provide insight and answer questions between screenings. Drury is a master’s student at UBCO, enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program. As
a human geographer, he is focused on the way we think and talk about the places we live and play, and how those places are given meaning. His research includes diverse topics from parks and protected areas, wilderness, food security, and most recently, the “touristed” landscape of the Okanagan. Award winning local filmmaker and Okanagan College communications professor Marc Arella-
no earned his bachelor of arts and masters degrees at Carleton University. His latest documentary film, Strange Fruit: A Changing Landscape in The Central Okanagan, offers a look at the transition that local, family-run orchards are experiencing in and around Kelowna due to globalization and pressures from land, labour and water management. To learn more visithungerawarenessday.ca/.
watching visiting Hells Angels riders The police gang task force say they will be in Kelowna this week as members of the Hells Angels are expected to gather in both Kelowna and Campbell River for an event. Hells Angels support clubs are also expected to attend the rides, say RCMP. In recent years, these events have been uneventful for the most part, and police expect that tone to remain over the long weekend, said Sgt. Shinder Kirk, spokesperson for Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and its outlaw motorcycle gang enforcement and intelligence unit. “However, there have been times when violence has erupted and crimes have been committed at these kind of gatherings,” said Kirk. “To that end, our officers will be out in force to ensure that public safety is upheld in our communities.” CFSEU will be assisting RCMP in both Kelowna and Campbell River in monitoring the events and additional policing resources are expected from 100 Mile House and Kamloops, police say.
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Raw runner is refining her ability
Potential from A1 Despite never having run as far as the marathon distance (42.2 km)—even in training—Sherbino completed the Okanagan race last October in two hours 53 minutes 35 seconds, winning the female division by a staggering 21 minutes. Until the last two kilometres of the run, Sherbino admits she was oblivious to what she was about to accomplish. “I remember saying towards the very end, ‘Hey, you’re going to win this.’ I thought, Holy Cow, this was unexpected.” “I looked at my sister after the race and said ‘I’m not even tired.’ I didn’t realize what a big deal it was at the time.” She may not have known it at that precise moment, but it would be one of the major turning points in Sherbino’s eventual decision to seriously pursue competitive running. Nearly eight months after that crisp fall morning in Kelowna, she is really just beginning to recognize and acknowledge her true potential. Earlier this month she surprised both herself and the running community once more with her most significant victory yet. Sherbino won the BMO Vancouver Marathon in a time of 2:43:38, nearly 10 minutes faster than at the Okanagan. “Again I was dumbfounded and shocked,” she said. “But this time it started to dawn on me, there might be some potential there. As in October (Okanagan) I wanted to do well. I wanted to place well for Canada. I didn’t actually think I was going to win.”
Sherbino’s early success has come without the aid of a permanent coach or a focused training regime geared to running. The Elite Athlete Coordinator for the Vancouver Marathon said that makes Sherbino’s exploits—two wins in as many marathons—even more remarkable. “Doing it at such a young age and with as little experience as she has is pretty amazing,” said Brian Torrance. “Usually marathoners are a bit older, into their 30s before they really show their best. “With Keddi-Anne right now, there’s a lot of untapped potential. She’s a little raw and uncontrolled but her compete level is high. “Once she finds her goal and focuses on it, I think her potential is limitless.” While she has always enjoyed running, it’s only one of a multitude of sports and physical activities Sherbino has experimented with over the years—biking, hiking, swimming, triathlon, rollerblading, soccer, and kickboxing among them. After living in both Nova Scotia and Ontario as a young child, Sherbino moved to B.C. with her family in 2000. It was soon apparent that the fourth of five daughters in the Sherbino family had a special gift. While in Grade 12 at South Delta Secondary School, she won the Super Fit Award, an honour bestowed annually on the most physically fit student in the school. Sherbino also proved to have many attributes and interests outside the realm of athletics, including playing the lead in her high school musical, serving as student coun-
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KEDDI-ANNE Sherbino has always been physically active but it’s only been in the last year that she has uncovered her special talent for running.
cil president, and being the leader of a local youth group. Sherbino remains active in her church and continues to perform volunteer work in Kelowna. Her dad, Mike Sherbino, says Keddi-Anne’s positive outlook on life has helped in all her endeavors, not just running. “Keddi-Anne has always been active and has always had a strong sense of determination,” said Mike Sherbino. “Wherever we lived, the family grew up in a
healthy environment and we did a lot of outdoor stuff. “She was never a diehard athlete, she seemed
to kind of take everything in stride and just enjoy it. But she could also be determined when she put her mind to it.
“We’re extremely proud of her for what she’s doing with her running, but also for her living an extremely wellrounded life. “She’s passionate about everything she does and we’re right behind her.” The result in Vancouver has convinced Sherbino to set her sights higher. She has decided to chase Canada’s Olympic marathon standard of 2:29:50, with the goal of qualifying for the 2012 Games in London. “It really dawned on me the last few weeks,” said Sherbino, who runs for Fresh Air in Kelowna and is also employed there. “I’ve stopped playing games in the back of my head that I didn’t qualify as an athlete. I don’t have a coach, so I kept thinking maybe I don’t deserve the title. “But no matter what happens, my training and self-motivation seems to be working. I seem to be getting somewhere. My head space is changing and I’m really interested to see how far I can take this.” Sherbino is actively searching for a coach and plans to continue training for the summer in Kelowna. Based on what she’s accomplished in less than two years, it’s hard to imagine Sherbino won’t continue to make significant progress. In her first run—the Langley 1/2 marathon in July 2009—Sherbino placed 19th. In the 11 races since, she was won women’s title 11 times, including the Peak to Beak in Kelowna (18 km), the Delta Half Marathon, and the Campus to Campus Half Marathon in Kelowna. She has improved on her half marathon time in
“We’re extremely proud of her for what she’s doing with her running, but also for her living an extremely well-rounded life. She’s passionate about everything she does and we’re right behind her.” —Mike Sherbino, father of marathon runner Keddi-Anne Sherbino
each of her last five races, with her personal best of 1:18:03 coming at the April Fool’s Run on the Sunshine Coast. To have realistic opportunity at cracking the 2:30 mark in the marathon and qualifying for the Olympics, Sherbino said she would need to lower her half marathon time to 1:12 or better. Sherbino knows reaching the Canadian Olympic standard by the April 15, 2012 cutoff won’t be easy but it won’t stop her from trying. “The lower you try and go at that level, the harder it is,” she said. “I know it’s a lot of time to take off, but I’m not counting it out. I want to give it my best shot.” Next weekend, Sherbino will continue her training with a 10 km run at the Ottawa Marathon where her father Mike will join her. She’s also considering competing at the Toronto Marathon in October. Still, regardless of where running takes her and what potential successes or failures lay ahead, the happy-golucky Sherbino vows not to forget who she is or what she stands for. “I want to see where I can go with this, but the moment I lose my smile when I’m running, that’s it,” she said. “I’m not going to say I won’t get more competitive or push harder, but a smile can go a long way. “I have a lot to be thankful for, so if I’m just running and that’s all I have at the end of the day, then it’s not much. Family, friends, giving to others, that’s what matters. Greater things are won or lost. If I do well with running, it’s a bonus.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 22, 2011 Capital News
NEWS â–ź 10,000 SQUARE FEET ADDED
Lake City Casino expansion completion a sure bet Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
The last few years may have prompted some businesses to batten down the hatches to ride out the economic storm, but Lake City Casino has taken a different tack. â€œCasinos arenâ€™t recession-proof, but we want to provide great customer service,â€? said Jeff Pascoe, vice-president of the Okanagan operations. â€œIt doesnâ€™t happen automatically, so we decided to step up our game and improve our look and feel.â€? And they took a big step up. By the estimates of their marketing campaign, in fact, the upgrades are â€œfabulous.â€? As customers quickly learned when the casino upgrades were revealed Friday morning, the casino added 10,000 square feet to its footprint, and enhanced the services they offer. â€œWeâ€™ve nearly doubled the number of (slot) machines we have,â€? he said. â€œNow weâ€™re up to 518, from 367.â€? Additionally, the enhancements include a poker room, which opens June 20. â€œPoker has become a lot more popular,â€? said Pescoe, noting that Lake City
Casino first launched a poker room in their Penticton facility and it has been very successful. And it isnâ€™t just gaming opportunities taking up the new space. A newly installed stage will allow the casino to offer live entertainment, which Pescoe said will likely be from local bands. Those who are feeling peckish can go to the new Grove Bistro and Lounge, which feature an extensive lunch and dinner menu that include daily lunch buffets.
â€˘ 10,000 square foot addition, bringing the total square footage of the casino to 30,000 sq. ft. â€˘ 46 TV Screens â€˘ two new outdoor smoking patios â€˘ more natural light â€˘ convenient entry from parkade â€˘ $13 million investment â€˘ 232 slot machines in new space, with an eventual total of 518 slots â€˘ number of new employees upon completion of project, 50 â€˘ new poker room opening next month with five Texas Holdâ€™em tables and TV screens
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SUZANNE CARTER, director of marketing for Lake City Casino, stands in a new section of the Kelowna casino where the number of slot machines will increase from 367 to 518.
Downtown core taxi service bolstered for May long weekend Downtown bar patrons will have greater access to taxis starting the May long weekend. Two new taxi stands have been added in Kelownaâ€™s
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Capital News Sunday, May 22, 2011
Revised OCP put before public Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
Kelowna’s master plan jumped through all the planning hoops earlier this year, but on Tuesday how it’s poised to fare in the political arena will become clearer. The Official Community Plan will be up for debate or just closer examination at a public hearing that starts in council chambers Tuesday at 2 p.m. and is tentatively scheduled to run into Wednesday, depending on the volume of
public input that comes forward. Although, city clerk Stephen Fleming pointed out, that as of Monday only three Kelowna residents put their name forward to speak to issues on the plan many more could come out of the woodwork before then. As is, however, the public has had numerous opportunities to weigh in on the plan. In an attempt to get consensus on how future developments are shaped, while addressing the city’s
upcoming needs, city planners crafted the OCP with a more urban bent than in past years. In the creating of what’s generally viewed as the road map to future development, planners focused on how they would meet a rising demand for housing, and it seemed the answer lay in multi-family developments. “We will need just over 20,000 new housing units by 2030,” said Singe Bagh, the city’s policy and planning director, at a previous meeting.
“A change in demographics, and affordability constraints will increase demand for apartments and townhouses.” The demand, by their estimates, will call for the development of 8,565 single family units and 11,919 multi-family units. The OCP is something municipalities discuss a lot as it shapes the growth of the community. The document contains community goals, in relation to land use management and development.
▼ DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE
May Days premieres new videos Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
An interesting combination of high-profile Indo-Canadian community members are featured on the big reel at the IndoCanadian Film-Launch this weekend. “Building Bridges— Yes we can!” features the late pathologist Dr. Gary Randhawa, former superintendent of schools and school board chairman Murli Pendharker and media personality Mohini Singh. The event title, “Building Bridges—Yes, we can!,” is based on the positive, can-do attitude of the children’s icon “Bob the Builder” and will encourage civic memory and pride, a release for the festival states.
Screenings of the three to five minute video vignettes are planned for the indoor stage during Rutland May Days this Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22 at Centennial Community Hall, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be cultural dance and musical performances intermingled with the video showings. *** Popcorn lovers might want to skip the Reel Hunger Film Festival, but those hungry to fix the world’s problems can head to the Bohemian Café next week. The Kelowna Community Food Bank and the Okanagan Institute will be co-hosing the festival on Thursday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at “the Bo,” 524 Bernard Avenue. Tickets
are $2 at the door. Films focus on local hunger, food security and social justice issues. (See story on A2.) *** Kelowna film grad Stephanie Van Gemst— who attended the Gulf Island Film and Television School—has been nominated for the 13th Annual EyeLens Film, Video and Animation Festival in Vancouver. The film festival showcases up-and-coming filmmakers, includes workshops for youth and speakers. Van Gemst is nominated in the Graduate Filmmaking category for the film Plans Pending. *** Local filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns has won a Webby Award for Best
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Greenway groper is grabbing again Police say another woman has been groped while walking on the Mission Greenway. The Thursday night incident came on the heels of an RCMP warning about three other groping incidents along the popular walking spot in the past week. “Kelowna’s General Investigation Section is applying resources and methods in an effort locate and arrest the person responsible,” said Const. Steve Holmes. In the most recent in-
cident, a woman and her husband were walking on the Greenway, between Springfield and Benvoulin Roads, at around 7 p.m. when a man passed them on a bike and then turned around and groped the woman as he rode past her. The suspect is described as a heavier set Caucasian man with facial stubble and messy hair. The night before, police say a woman was walking alone on the Greenway near Gordon Drive when a cyclist who
rode past her five minutes earlier approached her from behind and groped her. The man in that case was described as in his late 30s with medium build and short brown hair. The first two groping incidents happened on Sunday afternoon, police say. Police continue to warn females using the Greenway to be cautious, to not travel alone and carry a cellular phone. If anyone has any information about any of
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Sunday, May 22, 2011 Capital News
NEWS ▼ BOATING SAFETY
Increase in water traffic met with increased enforcement Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER
Few boats were on Okanagan Lake on the cusp of the May long weekend, but police expect traffic on the water to increase—and have upped their ability to deal with issues on the water. The RCMP have recently acquired their third Zodiac for patrolling the region’s largest lake and say they now have officers qualified to operate those vessels on every watch, or shift. “We can put a boat on the water very quickly” in the event of an emergency, said Const. Steve Holmes. However, police and Transport Canada officials hope they don’t have to deal with tragedy on the water this summer and, during a press conference Friday that kicked off National Safe Boating Awareness Week, urged boaters to use common sense and their safety
equipment. By this time last year, three people had already drowned on Kelowna area lakes and “we certainly don’t want to see any repeats of that this summer,” said Holmes. Conditions on Okanagan Lake can deteriorate quite quickly, he noted. “People need to be prepared and so they need to have the appropriate equipment, the most important being a personal flotation device, or a life jacket available for everyone in the boat.” And even if you swim well, he notes you could hit your head falling out of a boat and may not be able to deal with being in the water in that state. “Wearing a life jacket is pretty much going to guarantee that you’re going to stay afloat and you’re going to be rescued in a living condition,” he said. The only bodies, unfortunately, we’ve pulled from the water are those not wearing a life jacket.”
“Accidents can happen very quickly,” added Chris Marrie, boating safety officer with Transport Canada. “This time of year the water’s very cold and if anybody finds themselves in the water, they have very little leeway to get back into the boat, unless they’re actually wearing a PFD.” He says that alcohol accounts for “at least 4050 per cent” of boating fatalities and urges caution with alcohol, noting that the sun and movement of the boat can heighten the effects of liquor. “It’s not the same as sitting in a pub, watching the Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks,” he said. He also urges boaters to brush up on the rules on the water before heading out for their first boating ride of the season. For safe boating information, check out the websites www.boatingsafety.gc.ca and www. coldwaterkills.com.
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TRANSPORT CANADA boating safety officer, Chris Marne, checks the safety equipment on a rented houseboat for Kevin Cojocar, of Calgary, and Hilary Pradinuk, of Regina.
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Easter Seals camp prepares to welcome cool communicators touched, whereas others are more complex involving a keyboard, eye gaze or switches with scanning to produce an audible message. Many students are using Apple iPods with specialized communication apps. The day at camp is an opportunity for students to connect with their peers outside of the school envi-
ronment. For many, this may be their only chance in an entire year to socialize with other students who use this technology. There will be an ice breaker “What animal am I?” activity, charades and a scavenger hunt. The students will also make a banner in support of Kilometres for Communication. Kilometres for Com-
munication was founded by Kerr Wattie and his family. Wattie is an activist and presenter who speaks using a speech generating device. From personal experience, Kerr knows about the lack of funding for communication devices, the long waiting lists for alternative and augmentative communication services, and the many mis-
conceptions the public has about people without speech. Skye Wattie, Kerr’s brother, will be cycling across Canada from May through August to meet with, and raise awareness and funds for augmentative communication device users. Skye and his mother, Gail Fisher-Taylor, will join the Okanagan Cool
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Capital News Sunday, May 22, 2011
NEWS ▼ CODLING MOTH
Pesticide use drops thanks to SIR Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER
There’s been a 95 per cent reduction in the amount of organo-phosphate pesticides used in the Okanagan Valley in the past 19 years due to the Sterile Insect Release program used to combat codling moth in apple orchards. Entomologist Hugh Philip was reporting to the SIR board Thursday in Kelowna, which is made up of representatives from the four regional districts that are part of the areawide program. “The program has had a considerable impact on the prevalence of codling moth,” reported Philip, and that has translated into far fewer pesticides being applied in orchards. In total, he said 74 per cent less pesticide is being used since the program began, from 5.4 kilograms or litres per hectare in 1991, to 1.4 kilograms or litres per hectare in 2010, in pome orchards such as apple and pear. Philip’s figures take into account the reduction in apple orchard acreage in that time, which is a 53 per cent drop, from 8,900 acres in 1991 to 3,796 in 2010. Even in zone two and three, from Peachland north, the use of chemicals to combat the devastating, introduced pest of apples, has now dropped to as low as in zone one, where the program began and where it has successfully replaced all chemical sprays for the codling moth for more than a decade, he reported. With such low popula-
tions, an alternate, chemical-free option for control of the codling moth works very effectively, he said. Mating disruption is now being used in this area instead of using sterilized moths that have been irradiated in the Osoyoos rearing facility. Strips containing a synthesized sex phero-
THE PROGRAM HAS HAD A CONSIDERABLE IMPACT ON THE PREVALENCE OF CODLING MOTH.
mone that mimics a mating attractant are put out in the orchard and confuse the moths so they are unable to mate and reproduce. Philip noted the areawide program costs orchardists $139 an acre each season, while mating disruption costs $166 per acre per season, and chemical controls cost between $95 and $134 a spray, which must be applied three times a season. It’s still necessary for people with backyard host trees such as apple, pear and crabapple to control codling moth or else strip all the fruit from their trees while it’s still immature. Otherwise, commercial orchards could be re-infested with codling moth. In areas around orchards, this year 240 residential property-owners have been ordered by the
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SIR program to strip the fruit from their trees, while eight commercial orchards have also been ordered to strip their fruit because of a high level of infestation of codling moth, which could re-infest their neighbours’ fruit. Orchardist Fred King of Kelowna, who is also a member of the SIR board and of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association board, commented that there are still some orchardists who automatically put on three cover sprays a year for codling moth, whether it’s needed or not. “We have to change that,” he commented. Philip said few orchardists should need to spray even once this year for codling moth. Organic orchardist Brian Mennell from Cawston noted that by reducing sprays, orchardists would find that they would be permitting the survival of beneficial insects, some
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Outreach centre is there to help P art of what I do as a seniors’ consultant is make sure seniors and their families are aware of information or activities that can add value to their lives. One such information source is the Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre, now settled at its new location, 102-2055 Benvoulin Crt., in Kelowna. This is just off of Springfield Road, near Orchard Park Mall. It is in same building as the Apple Valley Senior’s residence. The Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre is operated by the Seniors Outreach Services Society. It is a non-profit society that began in Kelowna in 1989. It will now continue to accomplish its great work in a more accessible and central location on the main floor of the building. The office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sharen Marteny The goal of the Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre is to work with the seniors, their families, caregivers, other organizations and health care professionals to ensure seniors are receiving the best and most appropriate services available in our community. When seniors call Seniors Outreach, someone will take the time to listen to them to determine their required needs and how to obtain them. As often is the case, seniors will call not knowing what they need or how to get it. Seniors Outreach will assess the situation and link them to the appropriate resource.
Seniors Outreach provides a variety of programs—Information and Referral Program, Friendly Visitors Program, Seniors ‘Coffee Breaks,’ Housing Outreach Social Worker, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and Eldernet. With the Information and Referral Program, a social worker is available to speak with anyone who needs assistance. The Visitor Program matches seniors and volunteers for a weekly visit. Coffee Breaks are held on a regular basis to provide a social opportunity for seniors to meet with other seniors. The Housing Outreach Social Worker provides support and assistance to seniors to help them maintain wellness and independence. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides trained volunteers to prepare income tax forms for those
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with low income. Eldernet is computer mentoring and training program that is available to seniors who have difficulty attending classes. The Regional Housing Program is important because it includes a workshop to assist seniors to understand the housing options for seniors. The housing market, supportive housing, assisted housing and residential care are all discussed. In June, a regional housing directory will be available from Seniors Outreach that explains the details that seniors need to know about the various housing options in Central Okanagan. This directory will also be available online at the centre’s website. Another directory of note is the Elderguide, outlining services available to seniors in an easy to read format. The new edition is available in print format for $2. For further information, contact the Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre at 250-861-6180 or visit: www.seniorsoutreach.ca Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257 www.seniorsconsulting.net
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Upcoming events during May at the Elks Club Lounge: Every Friday evening, Texas Hold’em Poker, registration at 6:30 p.m., game time 7:30 p.m.; meat draw every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Kelowna Secondary School grad class of ‘81 reunion on July 23, 2011. For more info call Darcy. 403-932-7273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. KLO Secondary School reunion for Class of ‘91 on July 23. For more info email Kathy at email@example.com or call 250-870-4484. Public Education Service Day hosted by Canadian National Institute for the Blind on Thursday, May 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the First United Church hall, 721 Bernard Ave. in Kelowna. Will provide information on services, safety and public awareness. Parkinson’s disease caregivers workshop on Thursday, May 26, 1 to 4 p.m. (registration 12:30 p.m.), at the UBC campus Library Building, third floor. Guest speaker Kaitlyn Roland, a Phd candidate at UBCO. To register call 604-662-3240 or 1-800-668-3330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelowna Women’s Connection meeting Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. at Harvest Golf Course. Guest speaker Anne Wilbee and singer Jennifer Kerr. Tickests $15 at the door. Call 250-764-4275 or kel_women@yahoo. ca. Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy research Saturday, May 28, 11 a.m., starting from Stuart Park. See www.
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PUBLIC HEARING – MAY 30, 2011 The Regional District of Central Okanagan Board has scheduled a Public Hearing for 7:00 p.m., Monday, 30th of May, 2011, at the Regional District of Central Okanagan in the Woodhaven Board Room, 1450 KLO Road, in regard to the following amendments: To amend “Regional District of Central Okanagan Zoning Bylaw No. 871, 2000” from R1 Single Detached Housing to R1s Single Detached Housing (Secondary Suite) on Lot 8, District Lot 3688, ODYD, Plan 26101 located at 10331 Columbia Way. To permit a legal suite within the lower level of the existing single detached residence. To amend “Regional District of Central Okanagan Zoning Bylaw No. 871, 2000” from A1 Agricultural to A1s Agricultural (Secondary Suite) on The South ½, Lot 64, District Lots 1 & 144, ODYD, Plan 475 located at 5850 Rittich Road. To permit a legal suite on the main floor of a proposed expansion to the existing residence. No representation will be received by the Regional Board after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Development Services Department at 250-469-6227.
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To the editor: It is both pathetic and infuriating that hundreds of homes and much of the infrastructure of Slave Lake, Alberta, has been burnt down by a forest fire. A similar thing happened to the southern suburbs of Kelowna, in the Okanagan Mountain Park fire of 2003 and for exactly the same reason. Canadian municipalities have not, and are not, taking the proximity of large coniferous forests seriously. The truth is, these forests constitute a real and present danger because they contain both highly flammable resins and a tremendous supply of fuel. Under the right conditions, any coniferous forest can turn into a raging inferno that cannot be stopped by any means currently available.
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HST debate a battle of stick man vs. straw man
y now, you’ve probably been exposed to the B.C. government’s “stick man” ad campaign to raise awareness of the harmonized sales tax. Stick men, or rather stick persons, sort out conflicting claims about the tax by going to the B.C. government’s website to get an accurate summary of what is and isn’t costing them more. Later versions will no doubt feature stick persons checking their mail for brochures offering arguments for and against the HST, and of course, those all-important mail-in ballots that will arrive in June. This is an urgent pre-requisite to an informed vote. Anyone who listens in
to a telephone town hall or phone-in show, or gets reader feedback such as I receive, knows that the basic facts are still widely misunderstood. So what does the Tom NDP opposition focus Fletcher on? The ads cost $5 million, grumbles NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston. Add that to town halls and mailers and the referendum funding boils down to $7 million for pro-HST and a mere $250,000 for the FightHST effort. This is a classic “straw man” argument, where one sets up a false premise and then knocks it down. The ads do not advocate, they merely inform. Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson propped up the NDP’s oldest scarecrow, that big “Liberal donor corpora-
tions” are the main beneficiaries of the HST. This is a vital point for rural B.C., which depends on resource industries with huge machinery investments, and he has it exactly wrong. In fact the entire ‘big business benefits most from HST’ narrative is false. Vancouver tax lawyer David Robertson points out that this is one of the “myths and misrepresentations” propagated by Bill Vander Zalm, who has effectively set NDP tax policy since their limping retreat on the carbon tax. In 24 pages, Robertson has written the clearest analysis I’ve seen so far, including a thorough demolition of Vander Zalm’s crude scare campaign known as FightHST, which has singled out banks and large resource companies. Robertson notes that banks are actually worse off. “…unlike most businesses, banks, financial institutions and
insurance companies cannot recover GST/HST they pay on expenses,” he writes. They actually pay more under HST than they did under the old provincial sales tax (PST). As for FightHST’s other specified villains, “large corporations” and “large resource companies,” their machinery and production equipment were long ago exempted from sales tax. No change there. “What the PST legislation did not contain were PST exemptions aimed specifically at small, independent businesses,” Robertson writes. “So construction workers like welders, plumbers, electricians and other tradespersons had to pay an additional seven per cent PST on their work trucks, tools and equipment that they See HST A11
Capital News Sunday, May 22, 2011
Start finding solutions for traffic problems Open letter to Kelowna Mayor SharonShepherd and city council: First, I would like to express how lucky I feel we all are to reside in such a magnificent and vibrant city. I have been a resident of Kelowna for 12 years and I can’t imagine a more picturesque, friendly and overall paradise in which to call my home. As a public service employee, I constantly profess my love of this city to all of those I converse with on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this wonderful place of ours is suffering from an increasing problem which is beginning to stifle tourism and blight an otherwise nearly perfect place to live. I am referring to the many problems regarding traffic, infrastructure and the increasing frustration both citizens and tourists alike are having to experience on a daily basis. When Kelowna began to experience phenomenal and exponential growth, it was illprepared to deal with the coming influx of traffic. Highway 97 is the only major thoroughfare connecting our city to our Canadian and international neighbours. Because no further roads were needed at the time, this has resulted in Highway 97 becoming a major trucking route. Today, travelling this highway is an absolute nightmare for local residents simply trying to cross town going about their business, turning what should be a fast and easy commute into a stressful, headache-inducing ordeal. The city recently constructed a right-lane fHOV lane for carpool use in an attempt to address this very problem. Unfortunately, I believe this project is a failure. Motorists don’t respect the rules, travel slowly without turning right, trucks block the intended effect of increasing flow by travfelling in this lane and subsequently blocking it, and police have openly stated that they will not generally enforce the two-person per vehicle minimum due to the fact that it is impossible to determine when a vehicle will be making a right turn. Paradoxically, the HOV lane has slowed down intra-city traffic instead of speeding it up. t Combined with the fact that the traffic lights along the highway are not synchronized, this new lane is severely hampering the fflow of traffic . I propose a simply solution that I believe twill positively impact traffic flow. Take advan-
tage of the newly-constructed right HOV lane along the Highway 97 corridor and instead of requiring high occupancy, instead require that all logging, commercial, semi-truck, transport, and oversized vehicles use this lane and block it to ordinary traffic. No jurisdiction allows these types of vehicles to cruise in the left lane of a provincial highway regardless, and keeping this type of traffic in the right lane and away from motorists at all times will provide a temporary and much needed truck route through Kelowna from the bridge to the highway 33 junction. This is a low budget solution that I am convinced would prove to be extremely effective until a proper trucking route can be built which bypasses the city core entirely and merges near the Kelowna airport. Another major factor which is causing considerable traffic load is the lack of synchronization of the traffic lights along the Highway 97 corridor and for that matter, the other major east and westbound roads servicing traffic (Springfield, Enterprise, Rutland and KLO). Nearly all larger cities do this in order to enhance traffic flow and lighten volume. Currently, a motorist travelling these routes is likely to find him or herself stuck at almost every light which causes considerable delays and frustration, and combines with the heavy truck volume to produce near gridlock at certain times of day. Synchronizing lights at these intersections would significantly reduce this problem at a marginal cost, while ensuring north and southbound roads maintain adequate flow. Advance left-turn arrows also drain traffic from the main road and allow increased flow without backup of vehicles waiting for a left turn that will not be able to be made until the intersection light turns red. This is a particular problem at the intersection of Highway 97 and Cooper road heading westbound as traffic is extremely heavy at this location in addition to the incredibly high accident rate. Other intersections experiencing extreme delays because of the lack of advance greens are Leckie and 97 turning northbound, Spall Road at 97 heading northbound, and many of the intersection on 97 heading southbound toward the downtown area. The above suggestions are merely ideas that have occurred to me while spending many hours travelling Kelowna’s otherwise well established and maintained roads.
I believe that they are extremely cost-effective and will ease our city’s traffic burden immensely. Long-term solutions I can forsee include the long-awaited bypass at Clement Road northbound, eventually proposed to be extended to Kelowna International Airport. Perhaps this can eventually become a truck-only route, freeing an extra lane along the critically important 97 corridor. Additionally, Kelowna is in dire need of more extensive north/south routes which would also distribute and divert traffic away from highway 97 and ease the pressure on local commuters as well as long-distance travellers passing through the city. Kelowna’s natural beauty and high quality of life is beginning to become renowned all over the world. I believe we must stop ignoring the everincreasing problem of traffic and begin implementing solutions in order to continue attracting visitors and new citizens to our corner of paradise. With the prospect of economic recovery looming before us, rapid development of renowned and important institutions such as UBCO, Kelowna General Hospital and other industries based in our city, we need to extinguish our deeply ingrained small-town mentality. We must start to work on identifying and correcting these threats to our tourism industry, our citizens and by extension our economy. We need to ensure that Kelowna as well as the rest of the Okanagan Valley remains prosperous, vibrant and attractive to guests as it was on the day I arrived at the end of the last century. Let us strive to make necessary changes while preserving our quality of life and aweinspiring beauty of our own little corner of paradise. The first words I heard while disembarking from my plane ready to build a new life here were: “If Kelowna is your home, lucky you.” Lucky us indeed. Let’s keep it that way. Matthew Carr, Kelowna
The one and only solution to the problem is to clear-cut the forest away
from towns for a distance of at least five miles and to fill in the intervening space with sprinkler-irrigated pasture, as is done
in Vernon with recycled waste water. Slave Lake could have saved itself if it had let its loggers cut down the trees
surrounding the town. It should still do so, even though it’s too late, because the forest will be back in 50 years just as
dangerous as ever if it does not. Frank Hilliard, Grand Forks
Sorting out HST fact from fiction Express yourself used to earn a living; retailers and corner store operators had to pay an additional seven per cent on their shelving, refrigerators and cash registers; accountants and other professionals had to pay PST on their office furniture, computers and software; truckers had to pay an additional seven per cent PST on their truck tractors and trailers…” and so forth. This is what the HST fixes. I’ve mentioned before that the NDPVander Zalm axis of nonsense wants to
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Flowmotion family craves the wave Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER
They’ve conquered Kelowna’s flow rider and now a Kelowna family will take their flow-motion maneuvers on the road. Jason Moore and his two kids Madison, 14, and Jaxon, 11, swept the podium at the H2O centre’s
FlowRider 2011 competition last weekend, winning the men’s, women’s and youth events. The H20 Centre lays claim to one of the only FlowRider machines in Canada. It’s an ocean wave simulator that pours water towards the rider, allowing you to surf in place, performing tricks much like a stationary surf
DAD Jason Moore and his kids Madison and Jaxon are takeing their flowrider skills to the USA to compete.
machine. The Kelowna competition was the only one of its kind in Canada, so the Moore’s can also claim three Canadian titles to their name as the Kelowna event was the official FlowRider National Championships. And now the Moore’s are getting set to see if their tricks and techniques can stand up to the best FlowRider moves in North America. “My kids had their first competition last year and they won that so I thought I would get involved this year,” said Jason, a former competitive snowboarder. “We thought we would try this out and spend our summer vacation in the motorhome going to some of these resorts and try it out.” Unlike in Canada, where there are now just two FlowRider machines (the other one is in Quebec) there is an actual FlowRider tour in the United States and has
been for the past decade. “There are a couple hundred of the machines in the States,” said Moore.”They have different water resorts and facilities. They’ve had these wave simulators going for 10 years so they will be pretty good. But my kids seem to catch on pretty quick so we’ll see how they do.” There are 10 stops on the US Wave Flow tour with competitors picking up points with the hopes of competing in the sport’s international finals which will be in South Africa. The Moore’s will hit four of the events, giving them a chance to qualify for the international event as only the top three point totals go towards qualification. Moore said his kids are really driving the bus when it comes to the new sport. “They’re the ones that are pushing for it,” he said. “They’ve been on the computer watching
JAXON MOORE shreds the water on the H20 Centre’s flowrider last weekend during a competition that doubled as the Canadian National Championships. you tube videos. We went down south and tried one of the bigger wave machines and they are petty keen on it. They like surfing and snowboarding so this is their next step.” There were 26 competitors riding in beginner, freestyle and technical categories last weekend
at H2O. A panel of judges saw unique tricks including backflips, handstands and spins. H2O general manager Cory Krist was pleased with the turnout and the skill level of the riders. “It’s been fun watching the riders develop since we’ve opened the fa-
cility,” said Krist. “They’ve developed the sport. We’re lucky to have such a unique attraction like the flowrider. We can’t wait to see where the youth take the sport in the future.” Another flowrider competition will be held in November.
Provincial grant money to help local sports organizations Twelve sports organizations in the Kelowna area have received a boost with the restoration of gaming grants from the provincial government. The Kelowna groups will share $305,615 in
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SPORTS ▼ BASKETBALL
Heat adds power up front with Hindson Facing bigger, faster, and stronger competition in the ultra-competitive Canada West men’s basketball league, The UBC Okanagan Heat have added a big power forward to its roster. Ben Hindson—a sixfoot-8 225 pound post player from Brentwood College—has decided to attend UBCO next season as the university steps into the CIS, the highest level of Canadian university sport. Hindson is a dual sport athlete (basketball and rugby) but has decided not to follow in the footsteps of both his brother and father, and will play basketball. Ben’s father, Robert Hindson, or ‘Ro’ as he is more commonly known in rugby circles, will be inducted this August into the BC Rugby Hall of Fame for his long and outstanding career playing for Canada’s rugby team. Ben will use both his rsize and his rugby training to be the low post player
that the Heat will need in Canada West. “I think I can be a big presence down low; especially on the defensive end of the court,” said Hindson. “This is what the coach is looking for me to do next year.” Heat coach Darren Semeniuk agreed “I couldn’t agree more, Ben is very astute in understanding his role for the program,” said Semeniuk. “I’m looking for the classic post; a big guy that will eat up space controlling the paint and boards for us. Hopefully he will be able to grab a rebound, make a solid outlet pass, and start the break for us.” In Hindson’s senior year at Brentwood he averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game, leading his high school team to a bronze medal at the AA Provincial Championships. The finish earned Brentwood its first ever provincial basketball medal. Hindson’s high school
coach, Blake Gage, himself a former professional basketball player, said big Ben had a good year. “Ben was arguably the best big man we saw this year and was a dominant force at the AA provincials where he was selected as a first team all-star,” said Gage. “He has only been playing the game for a few years, but he has excellent basketball instincts and controlled games for us at the defensive end of the floor this season.” A resident of Naramata, Hindson will be entering the Bachelor of Science program in the fall and found UBC’s Okanagan campus an easy choice. “The opportunity to play CIS ball was definitely a factor in the decision making process. It’s a chance to go up against the best universities in the country,” he said. “To be honest, campus location and basketball were more the deciding factors in my decision.”
WESTSIDE WARRIORS coach DarrenYopyk is released from jail Wednesday morning after the necessary raising funds for several local charitable organizations.
Warriors coach ‘jailed’ for charity Westside Warriors head coach and GM Darren Yopyk spent Wednesday morning behind bars—but it was for a good cause. Yopyk was “jailed” outside of Bylands Nursery in West Kelowna as part of a fundraising effort for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Cops for Kids and other local Kinsmen supported charitable organizations. After being charged with “sending Canadianborn hockey players to U.S. Colleges,” Yopyk was arrested by the Keystone Cops and the RCMP at 9 a.m. in conjunction with the Westbank Kinsmen Jail-N-Bail. Yopyk’s bail was set at $500 by a judge and with the help of fans, family, co-workers and some Warriors sponsors, The Good Guys and Westside Kelly O’s, he was able to raise more than $600. The judge gave Yopyk his pardon just after 10:30 a.m. for reaching his bail/ fundraising amount. “At first I thought the
Local trampoliners medal in provincial competition Trampoline gymnasts from the Okanagan Gymastics Club competed at rthe annual Western Canada Cup competition last weekend in Port Coquitlam. Three of the nine Team BC members sent to compete at the event were from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre. Bianca Radil earned a silver medal in the Women’s Provincial B under 12 category in Trampoline. Radil also earned a silver medal in Women’s Provincial B under 13 Double Mini Trampoline. Jill Bobyn won a gold medal on Women’s Provincial A Double Mini Trampoline. Sarah Croteau earned a bronze medal in Women’s Provincial A trampoline as well as the overall silver medal in the all around which is against all athletes from Western Canada who competed on all t
three events; trampoline, double mini trampoline and tumbling regardless of level, age, or gender. Croteau was also part of Team BC that placed second on the team trampoline team event. All three Okanagan Team BC participants, Radil, Bobyn, and Croteau were part of Team BC’s second all around team award. Two other Okanagan Gymnastics Centre athletes travelled to Port Coquitlam to compete at Western Canada Cup
and represent Okanagan Gymnastics Centre. Emily Welsh, competing for Okanagan Gymnastics Centre, earned a bronze medal in the Women’s Provincial B under 12 category in Trampoline. She also finished in sixth position in the Women’s Provincial C under 10 Double Mini Trampoline. Zoe Paquet, competing for Okanagan Gymnastics Centre, finished in eight position in the Women’s Provincial A Double Mini Trampoline.
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SPORTS ▼ PHYSIO
For women suffering from urinary incontinence, there’s help
t is a fact that almost 50 per cent of all women experience urinary incontinence (the inability to control the bladder) at some point in their lives. Many women do not even mention it to their physician perhaps because they are too embarrassed, or simply because they think it is normal to experience “a bit of leakage” when they sneeze or laugh. Or, that it is normal after pregnancy or with age. But it is not normal. Yes, it is common, but not normal. Although it is less common in men, they can also experience incontinence. Urinary incontinence can be prevented and treated in most cases. The two main types of
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Shelly Prosko urinary incontinence are stress and urge. It is important to know the difference between the two, and know which one you may have, in order to treat it accurately. However, it is common to have a combination of the two as well. Stress incontinence is what occurs when the pelvic floor muscles (PFM’s) have become too weak to stop the flow of urine during actions that put pressure or stress on the bladder, such as coughing,
sneezing, laughing, twisting, or lifting. Pelvic floor weakness can result from the muscles being overstretched during childbirth or even from low estrogen levels, such as during menstruation or menopause. Urge incontinence is when there is a sudden ‘urge’ to urinate with an inability to control the bladder. This happens when the pelvic floor muscles are chronically tense to the point of fatigue, and consequently give out at inappropriate times. If the PFM’s are consistently tense, without knowing how to relax, release, and control them, other problems in addition to urge incontinence can arise like low back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis,
and painful intercourse. Many people believe that the popular Kegel exercises which consist of ‘squeezing’ the PFM’s will solve the leakage problems. However, this is not necessarily the case. If your incontinence is due to chronically tensed PFM’s that are fatiguing (urge incontinence), then simply performing Kegel exercises may actually be worsening your problem. Learning how to release your PFM’s in conjunction with diaphragmatic breathing would be more beneficial for someone with urge incontinence. If your incontinence is PFM weakness due to being overstretched or inactivated, then correctly prescribed Kegel exercises can help.
But this is still only a small part of the overall treatment of this dysfunction. There are 16 muscles that make up the pel-
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vic floor. Kegel exercises address only a small number of these. Treatment of incontinence may begin by learning how to activate, release, and control the PFM’s through diaphrag-
matic breathing training. Successful physiotherapy treatment protocols also include hip adductor and deep abdominal muscle strengthening, lumbar or core stability training, and prescription of exercises addressing any postural mal-alignments or hip tightnesses that may be contributing to pelvic weaknesses. Education regarding bladder irritants in the diet can also be included in your treatment plan. Yoga and pilates have also been shown to improve both types of incontinence due to their ability to address the above areas. A physical therapist trained in this area would be able to help diagnose which type of incontinence you may have, and help develop an appropri-
ate treatment plan. Treatment need not be invasive and usually consists of 4 to 6 visits. The assessment typically consists of a series of questions followed by a physical examination of postural alignment, hip, pelvis and abdominal strength and flexibility testing. Although incontinence is common, it can be treated. So whether you are a new mom, a retiree, male, or female, you can still continue to enjoy a healthy lifestyle knowing you have confidence in controlling your bladder! Shelly Prosko is a registered physiotherapist and yoga therapist at Sun City Physiotherapy in Winfield. winfield@suncity physiotherapy.com
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Fabian earned gold ribbons on all six events and a gold medal in the all around, while Goerzen earned gold on five events, a silver on the mushroom event which is a developmental form of the pommel horse. He also earned a gold medal for his all around performance.
Muriel Stroda competed in the Provincial 4 Novice age category which is for 13-14 year olds even though Stroda is only 10. Stroda earned first all around with her strong performance winning the vault and finishing in second on the balance beam and floor exercise. Sugar Tiner competed in the Provincial 5 and National ``Cash & Carry`` category where the ath-
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In the Provincial 1 argo category for athletes born in 2003, Gabriela Beselt finished with gold medals on the vault and balance beam, a bronze on the uneven bars which led to a silver medal finish in the all around. In the 2002 age category, Grace driver finished with a fifth in the all around with her top finish being a fourth on the uneven bars. In the Provincial 2 argo category, Ellen Smith finished with a silver medal on the floor exercise and a fourth in the all around. Jenna Mick competed in the Provincial 3 argo category and earned a gold medal on the vault and bronze medals on the uneven bars, balance beam and also in the all around. Emaree Handley competed in the Provincial 4 tyro category and earned a gold medal on the balance beam. Lindy Drope competed in the Provincial 5 Novice category and earned a gold medal on the uneven bars and silver medals on the balance beam and in the all around.
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Retaining walls help improve house curb appeal Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER
Standing in my backyard, I wonder what the heck can be made of this mess. There’s only two or three metres of level ground until a steep slope heads up behind our house to the end of the property line at the top of the slope. Weeds grow nicely on this slope, but in a word, it looks terrible. Looking at this, and around Kelowna neighbourhoods, at least I feel like I’m not alone. The way development in Kelowna is going, a lot of people don’t have much to work with in their backyards. Everything is built on a slope with little yard left to work with. It doesn’t seem to leave much to the imagination. Is there even any potential? “There is always potential in my mind,” says Josiah MacLeod, of Sunny Slope Landscape and Custom Design, a Kelowna business specializing in retaining walls. “More and more of the houses are going up on hills. All the areas that are previously developed are used up. Not everyone has the ability to look at something and see its potential and put some of the ideas into practice.” OK. To be honest I do see some potential with my backyard. The problem is where to start. A retaining wall would help. Tear some of the hill away and hold it up with a retaining wall to increase the area of the backyard. But what kind of a wall would we want. Turns out there are more choices than I thought. “For the average install everyone has seen a three-foot high grey block wall,” says MacLeod. “But they are putting different textures and elements into the blocks that
make it look natural or to look like cultured stone to keep it fresh. We can keep the designs on the cutting edge or give it a new look, but we have to have the product follow suit with what you have in mind.” What I have in mind is turning this trash collection area into something liveable. But doing it right the first time is important. And making it look great rather than just passable is also important. The last thing we need is to have it look bush-league. It could be one of the first things people see when they come over or when we want to sell. “You can have a beautiful kitchen but who else sees it?” asks MacLeod. “We’re talking curb appeal here. We’re talking first impressions of a place, and in my mind that’s hugely important.” Turns out in the Okanagan we’re lucky to be able to choose which rocks we want to use in retaining walls. There are many options of rocks native to the area that look brilliant when built correctly. There is a choice between standard blocks and native rocks. And there is an art form to putting them together, according to MacLeod. “Absolutely,” he said. “When you look at block walls there is the precise details and the curves and it can around to a straight section and any number of different designs. Then you take that to natural rocks and you have a rougher product, but you can give it some refinement. It can become a timeless addition to your backyard.” Now that’s what we’re talking about. Taking something that is a bit of an eyesore and turning it into something timeless. Even in some of the smaller backyards here in Kelowna, there is potential. You just have to see it.
YOU CAN HAVE A BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN BUT WHO ELSE SEES IT?…WE’RE TALKING FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF A PLACE, AND IN MY MIND THAT’S HUGELY IMPORTANT. Josiah MacLeod, Sunny Slope Landscape and Custom Design
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High-tech stylish help available for aging baby boomers Mary MacVean CONTRIBUTOR
A grab bar for the bathroom shower that makes you think “pretty” before “old.” A kitchen drawer for trash that makes you think “wow” before “useful.” A kitchen faucet with temperature presets that says “looks elegant” before “avoids burns.” And then there were the toilets. Technology— certainly for fun and in
some cases to impress— was everywhere at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held in Las Vegas earlier this month. But often behind the LED-lighted musical commodes and cool automatic faucets was an effort to make the activities of daily life easier for all ages and abilities without sacrificing aesthetics. There’s been a “night and day difference” in the last five years in what’s being offered to enable
people to “age in place” without feeling that their home has been turned into a hospital, said Mary Jo Peterson, whose Connecticut-based interiors firm specializes in accessible design. “Manufacturers are waking up and saying, ‘I need to do something’ to be part of the market for universal design, a concept that refers to designing for people of every age and ability,” said Peterson, who spoke at a seminar at
the show. Salice was among several companies that displayed automated cupboard doors that require no handles. Europeans have been using them for years, but only recently have they become popular in North America, said Dennis Bean, a Salice sales official. Just changing the colour inside a drawer makes its contents easier to see. Lighted floor tiles, in-
duction stoves and oversize shower stalls also were shown. Installing LED strips around medicine cabinets or in drawers and cabinets, a trend at the show, also can help people see what’s inside more easily. LEDs don’t get hot, and they’re discreet and efficient, said Daryl Nauman, regional account manager for Hafele, a high-end kitchen hardware company. Hafele’s booth held a number of clever solutions, including a step stool (list price $180 US) that can be installed under a cabinet; with a light kick, it slides out for use. Drawer Box Specialties, a company in Orange, Calif., introduced its Helping Hands trash drawer (sold to cabinet makers for $525) that opens by touch and closes
automatically. “I’m getting older, and I don’t have the strength I had. And it’s not going to get better,” said chief executive Glen Blankenship, who is 70 and created it in part with himself in mind. Kohler showed its Elevance Rising Wall Bath. One side of the tub can be raised and lowered, with minimum pressure. Another tub had a protruding seat that someone could use to transfer himself from a wheelchair, ideally without help. Or a parent could sit there to wash children. Delta introduced a battery-operated faucet that senses the body’s electric current and turns on if a human is within four inches. It turns off immediately with a touch or in a minute if you walk away—good
for young and old alike, spokeswoman Mary McCullough said. There’s no question that the aging of the baby boom generation has fueled many such design innovations. People who no longer can get at pots and pans easily or set out a spread for a party might feel less confident and less inclined to entertain. That starts to isolate them. Not so long ago, Peterson said, colleagues would react to her commitment to universal design by saying, “That’s nice, honey. You take care of those people and we’ll design for everyone.” That doesn’t happen anymore, she said. That’s in part because more homes are multigenerational. See Aging A20
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Real estate agents represent buyers, sellers, or both. It’s essential to understand agent duties and loyalties before you make that first phone call.
Getting your finances in order is probably the most important step you should take. You must know exactly what your credit reports say about your financial history before you apply for a mortgage, because the reports play an important role in the mortgage approval process and in determining the interest rate and other loan terms that a lender offers you.
UNDERSTAND HOW MORTGAGES WORK
Get familiar with the mortgage laws, structure and options. That way, you will be able to decide on the right loan and lender—crucial to your home buying success. Mortgage brokers can help by seeking out mortgage lenders and any other information pertinent to your situation that can help you make the right decision.
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SORTING OUT YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS
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WORKING WITH REAL ESTATE AGENTS
THE GREAT HOME SEARCH
The Internet is a great tool. You can spend endless hours searching the public version of the Multiple Listing Service website. You can also pick up House For Sale magazines and read classified ads in your local newspapers. You might even plan an afternoon drive to preview neighbourhoods. These are all excellent ways to see what’s available out there.
Deciding whether or not you want to buy a house involves a look at its structure and its features, but there are many other topics that are every bit as important to your purchase. Appoint a professional to conduct the home inspection. Study what kind of house it is and consider its market value.
MAKING THE OFFER
There’s no one set of instructions that can cover all the differences in real estate laws and regulations, so its important to meet with your agent, attorney or advisor to fine-tune your offer and take care of all the contractual considerations. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Trish Balaberde (250-470-8324) and Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117). www.kelownahomemortgages.ca
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Family friendly environment a selling point CONTRIBUTOR
ELKRIDGE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE WEST KELOWNA COMMUNITY. SCHOOLS AND PRE-SCHOOLS ARE NEARBY, AND SO IS PUBLIC TRANSIT. THE MAIN SHOPPING AREAS ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
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suite. Elkridge is labelled a “smart community”— the guiding principles of the development being o create a neighbouhood that is affordable and sustainable. Elkridge is an integral part of the West Kelowna community. Schools and pre-schools are nearby, and so is public transit. The main shopping areas are within walking distance. Elkridge is being built as a community—a children’s playground, walking paths and street design have all been designed for a comfortable, accessible modern lifestyle. The home designs at Elkridge offer opportunities for home buyers at every stage of home ownership, from first time buyers to owners looking for a place to downsize. The community is being built by experienced local development firm, Moleenbeek Venture Development. The company recently completed another family orientated development at Creekside Park. Elkridge is located on Elk Road in West Kelowna. The show homes are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Viewing by appointment is welcomed. Contact the developer at 250859-0146.
three bedroom, plus fully finished basement family home will happily fit a family with two kids. Home design plans also include four fully finished upstairs bedrooms a great room concept on the main floor, and a large basement. The same level of finishing materials in the single-family homes are also included with the townhomes. There are two- and three-bedroom townhomes to choose from, each with a large garage. The three bedroom townhomes (1,699 to 1,696 square feet) feature a main floor great room with a covered deck off of the kitchen and dining room. Upstairs are the bedrooms and laundry room, while the lower floor has space for a future rec room and additional bathroom. The smaller two bedroom townhomes (1,316 square feet) feature a large galley-style kitchen on the main floor with a deck outside the dining room. The upper floor of the two bedroom townhome features a large master
Elkridge in West Kelowna now as new townhomes and move-in ready single-family homes. Elkridge has an aggressive price point, with brand new townhomes starting at $279,900. Elkridge is a great new home value for all types of families including singles, newlyweds, young families and empty nesters. Each home is finished with quality materials from granite countertops to Maytag stainless steel kitchen appliances. The bathrooms feature frameless glass shower doors, brushed nickel fixtures and low flow toilets. Two-car garages, large main entries and nine-foot ceilings on the main floor all add to the value of each home at Elkridge. The community is built into the West Kelowna hill side. The site allows for a good mix of home designs including two storey family homes and walkout ranchers. The community design creates a safe place for children. The home exteriors are not cookie cutter. The architectural guidelines maintain a unified look with exterior finishing choices, but there are a variety of interesting rooflines and building profiles. Features include generous covered decks, covered entries and front porches. Floor plans have been chosen to meet the needs of a whole community. There is a comfortable three-bedroom walk-out rancher with a main floor master suite floor plan, perfect for empty nesters or couples just starting out. A roomy two storey,
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Baby boomer renovators want to make living easier at home Aging from A18 Four million U.S. households have three generations in them, Peterson said, citing U.S. Census data. And every day, as many as 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65. Remodeling can make economic sense when compared with the cost of in-home care, assisted living or nursing homes. Not only are baby boomers entering retirement, but the economic downturn has affected who might be doing renovations. “Slowly but surely, the U.S. home improvement industry is emerging from its worst downturn since the government began tracking spending in the early 1960s,” the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University said in a January report. The report found that older people are among the industry’s strongest segments. “The reason for that has to do with the unique characteristics of this downturn. The folks who really got hurt the worst would have been younger households,” Kermit
Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures program at the center, said Tuesday by phone. People who have owned their homes for 20 years are “still sitting on equity” and, therefore, better able to spend money on their homes. To some extent, universal design is a matter of perspective. Many people have for years refused to wear hearing aids that can be seen, but along comes Bluetooth and it’s suddenly “cool” to have some contraption sticking out of your ear, Peterson said. That cool factor was key for the Naples, Fla., company Great Grabz. Designer Abbie Sladick was inspired by a client who told her she would rather fall than have her friends know she had a grab bar in her bathroom. So Sladick started designing them, and the company showed colourful, fun designs in acrylic and metal at the Las Vegas show. A line formed all three days of the show to take a look at the Numi toilet from Kohler, a $6,390 toilet launched last week with LED night light, seat warmer, MP3 play-
er docking station, motion sensor lid for automatic opening and closing, a gadget to warm the tile under your feet— seemingly every bell and whistle except a bell and a whistle. When the lid is opened, it slides back and up “so you’re always looking at the best surface of the product,” said Michael Marbach, product manager for toilets and bidets at Kohler. “The Numi toilet is all about controlling your environment,” he said. Toto, Inax and others offered twists on this oncemundane essential: Minimalist designs in wood or bowls redesigned to clean better with a flush. Inax introduced its matte black Regio, which comes loaded with high-tech features and a list price of $7,350 US. Company representatives noted that many of the toilets were low-flow and dual flush. Sit on the Numi for 60 seconds or fewer, and it figures the flush needs to be only 0.6 gallons. Sit longer, and the auto flush will use 1.28 gallons. Smart as it is, it won’t do the laundry or pay your bills.
POP SINGER Katy Perry and her husband, comedian Russell Brand, are listing their Los Feliz home in Los Angeles for a cool $3,395,000.
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has her West Hollywood bungalow for sale at $1,299,000. Built in 1926, the Spanish-style home has a living room that opens to a sky-lit dining room. The kitchen is updated with limestone counters and stainless-steel appliances. There are two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Outdoor living space includes a deck with a bar and a built-in barbecue surrounded by tropical landscaping. Before her role as Lily van der Woodsen on “Gossip Girl” (2007-present), the 42-year-old actress was in the series “E-Ring” (2005-06) and “Melrose Place” (1996-99). The house also is available for lease at $4,995 a month. Public records show Rutherford purchased the home in 2005 for $1.25 million.
A REAL CASTLE
A home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for his early portrayals of Count Dracula on stage and screen, has come on the market in the Hollywood Hills at $2,367,000. Called Castle La Paloma, the imposing redbrick 1926 Tudor features interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings, copper gutters and a slate roof. Its 5,000 square feet include an oversized living room, a library, a breakfast room, a butler’s pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. There are city, canyon and mountain views from the site, which is more than a
quarter-acre. Beyond his trademark role as a vampire, Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played a series of villains. He starred in “White Zombie” (1932), “Bride of the Monster” (1955) and “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959).
UP IN THE AIR
Jason Reitman, director and screenwriter of “Up in the Air,” has listed his Beverly Hills home for sale at $1,595,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass, vaulted ceilings and terrazzo and hardwood floors. The single-storey, 2,459-square-foot home has a media/family room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Glass panels enclose the swimming pool. Public records show he bought the property in 2003 for $1,171,000.
CLOSING A DOOR
Eddie Murphy’s exwife, model Nicole Murphy, has sold her Calabasas house for close to its most recent listing price of $5.95 million. It had been previously on he market in 2009 at a price of $8,495,000. The 9,214-square-foot Spanish hacienda is in a gated community. The open-plan house has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, six fireplaces, two three-car garages, an elevator and a pool. The MLS shows she had purchased the house in 2006 for $7.9 million.
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BUILDINGS rise above the courtyard at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
San Miguel de Allende’s three most over-the-top overnights Christopher Wynn CONTRIBUTOR
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico— Tourists have long flocked to Mexico’s historic village of San Miguel de Allende. Maybe it’s the crisp nights and temperate days of this mountainside setting in the central plains. Maybe it’s the sunsets, which glow deep and red over the town’s tightly clustered Spanish Colonial haciendas and cast long shadows across its narrow cobblestone lanes.
What’s striking these days is that tiny San Miguel, which is more than 400 miles from the closest Mexican beach, now supports three luxury hotel resorts. Dallas-based Rosewood (as in the Mansion on Turtle Creek) debuted its elegant, 13-acre property here in February. The modernist Hotel Matilda flung open its front gate to the public last fall. Longtime standard Casa de Sierra Nevada, which became an Orient-Express property in 2006, has upped the offerings at its multiple lush mansions. All of this is a boon for travelers. After spendGAMBLING ~ BOOK EARLY
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ing all day shopping the markets at El Jardin square, perusing art galleries at the converted factory Fabrica La Aurora or admiring the gothic church spires of La Parroquia, who wouldn’t want to shelter-in-place with aromatherapy massages and a five-course wine dinner? We file this report on San Miguel’s three most over-the-top overnights.
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Squint your eyes and Rosewood’s San Miguel hotel looks as if it has been there for years
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TRAVEL San Miguel from A22 Agua lounge. You can also spend the afternoon getting a treatment at the hotel’s Sense spa. Try the wild lavender aromatherapy massage or a blended mole spice and cocoa scrub. Whatever your day plans, get to the resort’s Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar by dusk. The sunsets from this perch are amazing. Try a flight of fruit-infused margaritas and a deconstructed shrimp cocktail as you take in the 360-degree view of the mountains and glowing rooftops. Foodies will also want to book a table at the resort’s 1826 Restaurant & Bar (named for the year that San Miguel de Allende adopted the name of Mexican hero Ignacio Jose de Allende y Unzaga.) The open-concept kitchen is ideal for watching locavore executive chef Carlos Hannon prepare everything from baked suckling pig to crispy corn empanadas made according to his grandmother Elena’s recipe. He was even able to name the goat from Mexican farmer Cristina Gerez’s herd that produced the restaurant’s current batch of cheese. For the record, it’s “Rita.” The vibe: Extreme pampering in an oldworld colonial environment with all of the newconstruction amenities. Don’t miss: La Cava, the resort’s 2,000-bottle wine room. Rates: Rooms from $295 to $2,250 (includes breakfast for two). Contact: 1-888-7673966; www.rosewoodsanmiguel.com.
ist and airy. Streamlined furniture, marble floors and black-and-white prints by Mexico City artist Eduardo Zaylan set a contemporary tone. It’s worth noting that while many suites have expansive views, some smaller courtyard-facing rooms have only frosted windows (for privacy). The hotel’s Spa Matilda, which made this year’s Conde Nast Traveler’s hot list, counts the city’s only hammam steam cave among its bragging rights. We might tout the hotel’s night life. The upstairs lounge mixes cocktails made from smallbatch, specialty liquors. And be sure to make a pit stop here. The lounge lavatory wallpaper is adapted from a famed Spencer Tunick photo of almost 20,000 nudes standing in Mexico City’s main square.
Restaurant Matilda, with a patio overlooking the pool, is also a hot spot. Executive chef Bernard McDonough whips up everything from tequila-barrel-smoked duck to homemade fennel-pollen pasta. And if you stop by for lunch, don’t miss the house-made hot dog dressed with chipotle-andpapaya ketchup. The vibe: Hip-looking guests pout and sip cocktails in a minimalist gallery-like setting. Don’t miss: The Archer painting in the lobby library is a replica of famed Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s portrait of the hotel owner’s mother, Matilda Stream. (The original remains in the family’s private collection.) Rates: Rooms from $319 to $894 per night; includes breakfast. Contact: 855-6284532; www.hotelmatilda.
CASA DE SIERRA NEVADA
Casa de Sierra Nevada is the grande dame of San Miguel’s exclusive overnights. The reason in a word: privacy. The hotel is not a single building with a bustling lobby (and attendants taking note of your comings and goings), but six colonial mansions loosely clustered less than two blocks from the city square. Check-in happens at a small office on a street so narrow that when they open the door for you to exit, be careful; there may be a passing taxi or donkey loaded down with firewood. Each mansion generally contains only five to seven rooms or suites (there are 37 total) ar-
ranged around interior courtyards blooming with fragrant bougainvilleas and other native blossoms. The result is that you feel like you’ve scored keys to a friend’s in-town villa rather than a visitor with a hotel swipe card. Rooms have consistent finishes such as carvedwood trim, wrought-iron details and polished-copper soaking tubs, but that’s where the similarities end. Each building’s architecture creates a variety of quirky floor plans. One garden-level room at Casa Fuente contains only a cozy bedroom and bath. In contrast, Case Limon has a sprawling suite complete with a steel spiral staircase that leads to a private rooftop deck equipped with a plunge pool and an Imaxworthy view of La Parro-
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Sleek, sexy Hotel Matilda could pass for a boutique hotel in New York, which is exactly why its cobblestone-lane setting in San Miguel is intriguing. The 32-room thotel is the vision of eccentric owner-developer Harold “Spook” Stream, who named it for his mother. Step up to the front desk and you see what appears to be a wall of traditional Mexican tiles. Seconds later, the tiles morph patterns and colours until you realize it’s actually a grid of digital screens—an installation by artist Nacho Rodriguez Bach. Even the staff looks high-design: The official uniform is a crisp suit paired with Converse sneakers. The Matilda is built around a central courtyard with an infinity-edge swimming pool and dramatic water-wall fountain. Guest rooms are minimal-
GET A VIEW of the sunset from the tapas bar atop Rosewood in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
EXECUTIVE chef Carlos Hannon plates a dish in the
open kitchen of his 1826 Restaurant & Bar at Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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quia. (Room service, anyone?) The hotel has a variety of perks. The 3-year-old Laja Spa offers everything from a warm-river-stone massage to Reiki therapy. Every service begins with a ritualistic washing of the feet. A block or so away, the hotel’s Sazon Cookery School offers the expertise of Mexican chefs (and the occasional celeb such as Rick Bayless) to guests and the public. A tabletop boutique inside the school’s restored 18thcentury casa sells local pottery, hand-stitched linens, cookbooks and utensils. If you prefer that someone else do the cooking, there are two restaurants led by hotel executive chef Felipe Ramirez Gorosica. The more formal Andanza has a central courtyard with orange trees, a roaring fire and live music. (Try the roasted stuffed quail drizzled with a mole sauce.) Casa del Parque housed in a former 17th-century fort, serves traditional Mexican fare for lunch and lowkey suppers. Go easy on the house-made sangritas though; it can be hard to find the correct casa gate by moonlight. The vibe: Authentic, historic charm and privacy in the heart of the action near El Jardin. Don’t miss: The 60foot garden swimming pool with a bronze sculp-
ture by artist Jorge Marin. Rates: Rooms from $236 to $573. Contact: 415-1527040; www.casasn.com.
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Getting there: Fly to Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico. There, arrange transportation by shuttle or car service for the 80-minute ride into San Miguel. We tried a service recommended to us by one of the hotels, Operadora Turistica Bestur (011-52415-103-5353). Prices range from $75 to drive you in a midsize sedan to $100 for a full-size SUV. The driver will meet you at the gate at the airport and even provide bottled water for the trip. Tip: The drive to town can be a bit bumpy; take precautions if you’re prone to motion sickness. We tried an old trick that worked great: pop a peppermint in your mouth. Dress appropriately: Don’t even think about navigating San Miguel’s cobblestone streets and uneven sidewalks in heels or slick-soled shoes. Common-sense precautions: Tourist safety in Mexico has received a lot of attention. Most concerns and warnings focus on border towns. San Miguel is considered very safe, and we felt comfortable even after dark. Use good judgment and travel major highways only during the day. And stick to bottled water.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011 Capital News
NEWS ▼ REMEMBERING
Memories flood back, even after all these years I
’m not sure how many miles it is from Salmon Arm to Heaven but I’m hoping it was a quick trip for Butch. What I do know is when he died in a car crash en route from Salmon Arm to Kelowna, it felt like I’d been sent on a long, pain-filled journey to Hell. Today, exactly 31 years after that tragic afternoon, I no longer feel trapped in the anguish— but my heart still hurts and the throat gets all lumped up when I think about him. After all this time, I still deeply miss Butch O’Brien. (It seems I cry a lot easier as I’ve aged. Somehow, I expected to get tougher as I ricocheted through my life.) Butch was my brother, not by lineage but by choice, which made our
Charlie Hodge bond special in its own way. We came from miles apart to get so close, including some fairly intense moments. My first significant memory of Butch was when he spat on me in high school math class. Actually he spat on my school textbook but that was enough to send me off and as we scampered over the school desks to get at each other fellow students and friends thankfully interceded. Potential best buddies? It hardly seemed
likely at the time. Butch and I thankfully shared a common denominator in a third friend named Jim, and it was only for his sake that we initially kept the peace. Eventually, though, Butch and I began to get along. Suddenly we were inseparable. There was always a slight difference between the two of us. Butch lived on the edge of everything in life. I tended to have a bit more of a protective coating called fear. Sure I was adventuresome and wild, but Butchy was certified crazy. He found it gave him room to move — and he was right. His mom always warned us to show some caution, slow down, and stay alive. Death is (and was even then) no stranger to
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me. In fact, we’ve met far too often. Both personally and professionally far too much carnage has passed these eyes, especially for one who never went to war. Yet, somehow, I managed to trundle on through the destruction – caring but not crumbling. As each death came along I seemed to apply another layer of survival skin. But Butch’s demise cut through all that. For more than a year I barely breathed. Ironically, even though he was gone, in many ways Butch kept me going when I felt overwhelmed. Eventually, during the healing process, I vowed to honour Butch by making the best of life that I could. I’ve not always remembered that vow, but much of the time it has served me well. After 31 years my healing over Butch is obviously still not complete. Not only does the pain occasionally return, but so too the question of why Butch died and yet Jim
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bounced off a mountainside along the roadway, then rolled. Butch was between the car and the road. An hour before he died he’d driven out of my Salmon Arm driveway, laughing and waving goodbye. I can still see him today. At some point in the next few days Jim and I will connect. We will drink a toast to Butch and swap a few funny memories of our long lost brother — because that is what Butch would want us to do. And while all the laughter and memories will bolster our resolve and fittingly honour our fallen friend – there will always remain that empty, nagging spot in both our hearts. There is no answer to that, only a couple of suggestions. Never take your life for granted and never take anyone else’s life for granted, either.
and I remained? Surely Butch had as much purpose? What logic was there for him to die so young, with so much to offer? Is life really just one big game of chance? Why am I still around and Butch gone? I still don’t have the answers. I choose to believe there is a reason to it all that I simply do not comprehend yet. I also choose to believe that with Butch’s passing I had (and have) a responsibility to live and work for Butch and the others who have gone before me. But that still does not ease the pain, nor does it answer the part about the lack of logic in his death. After all the silliness and insanity he lived through, regardless of the violence and danger he’d often tasted, despite it all Butch died while driving home in the middle of a summer afternoon. He was not drunk, or stoned, or even overly tired. He simply fell asleep at the wheel of his car on a winding Okanagan highway. His car
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NEWS ▼ B.C. RECREATION AND PARKS
Scholarship winner pursues graduate degree UBC Human Kinetics student Paul Sharp is the 2011 recipient of the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) scholarship. A graduate of Okanagan Mission Secondary in Kelowna, Sharp will receive his Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) degree during convocation at UBC’s Okanagan campus on June 10, and he’ll fbe returning to pursue a master’s degree in September. Presented to Sharp at a ceremony in Richmond, BC, last week, the BCPRA award was created to ensure future quality leadership through the provision of financial support to emerging leaders enrolled in recreation and parks related studies. It in-
cludes $500 along with a variety of special benefits such as membership in the BCRPA, and support to attend next year’s conference. Sharp was nominated for the scholarship by Human Kinetics professor Sally Stewart, who will be his faculty supervisor for his master’s degree studies. She notes that Sharp has maintained high marks and is among the top students in the Human Kinetics program while also being very involved on and off the UBC campus. “What adds to the impact of his good marks is that while taking a full course load, participating as a varsity-level athlete, working for Kelow-
na City Parks and Recreation, serving as a personal trainer for UBC Campus Recreation and a HMKN 100 fitness lab instructor, volunteering, and doing a community placement practicum course, he has still been able to excel in all of these areas,” says Stewart. Along the way to his human kinetics degree, Sharp has acquired BCRPA Fitness, first-aid, and Canadian Society for Ex-
ercise Physiology Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) certifications. “Paul has used his Human Kinetics course work, augmented by his certifications and work experience, to produce quality research papers and presentations, and to develop an entire exercise program for inactive individuals,” said Stewart. Sharp’s plan is to continue the program of research he started in his un-
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The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to facilitate the construction of two 2-storey buildings for mixed commercial uses. Requested zoning change: from the C9 – Tourist Commercial to the C4 – Urban Centre Commercial zone. Owner/Applicant: T & A Synergy Enterprises Ltd. / Worman Commercial
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Lot 1, Section 29, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 15423 Bylaw No. 10534 (Z11-0010) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to facilitate the construction of a secondary suite in an accessory building. Requested zoning change: from the RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU1s – Large Lot Housing with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Dwayne and Gayle Forster / Axel Hilmer
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Lot B, Section 6, Township 27, ODYD, Plan KAP50962 Bylaw No. 10535 (Z10-0038) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to construct a secondary suite within an accessory building. Requested zoning change: from the A1 – Agriculture 1 zone to the A1s – Agriculture 1 with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Norman and Michael Major
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Lot 14, Section 35, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 18660 Bylaw No. 10536 (Z11-0018) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to construct a duplex.
for children, obesity prevention, and fitness for a sedentary Canadian population. “I’ll be developing a program for sedentary individuals who have very little activity to start with, and may have decreased functional capacity so they can’t do many activities of daily living,” he said. “We want to progress people to a state where they can do a physical activity program by them-
selves and be able to adapt their program—so they are self-sufficient in their physical activity.” “Paul has shown incredible initiative and taken on a real interest and passion for the role of physical activity in our nation,” said Stewart. “His work is extremely innovative as it will have applications from the basic program to fitspecific health issues and populations.”
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ndigestion, also called dyspepsia or upset stomach, is not a disease but rather a collection of symptoms that cause discomfort in the upper abdomen. Most people suffering from indigestion have one or more of the common symptoms: nausea, bloating, belching, a sensation of pain, heat, or burning in the upper abdomen, or feeling full early on in a meal or an uncomfortable fullness after a meal that lasts longer than it should. People with indigestion may also experience
heartburn, although heartburn and indigestion are two separate conditions. Symptoms of indigestion might be felt occasionally or as often as daily. There are many possible causes of indigestion. Some are related to how we eat, such as overeating or eating too quickly. Other causes relate to what we eat, such as eating greasy or spicy foods, or too much caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages or chocolate. Lifestyle causes can include smoking, nervousness, or stress.
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which people will experience the symptoms of indigestion. Indigestion can be caused by a number of factors, including our external environment such as being exposed to cold or damp conditions; our diet, including how much we eat, what type of food we eat, and when or how we eat; emotional upset such as frustration or worry; overwork; and a natural or genetic weakness that can make a person prone to digestive disorders. These factors can over time weaken the stomach and disrupt the digestive system’s normal functions. When pinpointing the cause of indigestion and epigastric pain, we look at various symptoms. What is the nature of
the pain—is it dull or severe, stabbing, burning, is it accompanied by a feeling of fullness? When does the pain occur: in the morning, afternoon, or at night? What relieves or aggravates the pain—is it better or worse after eating, with pressure, with heat or cold, with rest or exercise? Is there belching, nausea, vomiting, or regurgitation? Is there a feeling of bloating and if so how does it feel? These questions help an acupuncturist to determine what aspect of digestion is not functioning properly and what imbalances need to be corrected. Acupuncture can be very effective in helping
to resolve the symptoms of indigestion. Treatment can help the stomach to better digest food and move it through the digestive tract, so that the stomach and other digestive processes are functioning properly again. It can also help to relieve pain, nausea, and bloating that often accompany this type of digestive condition. Indeed, like many digestive disorders, acupuncture is an excellent option for resolving indigestion and getting you back to your regular self. James Kaufman is a registered acupuncturist at Okanagan Acupuncture Centre at 1625 Ellis Street in Kelowna. www.okanaganacupuncture.com.
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WEEKS, EDWARD KEITH March 31 1921 – May 17 2011 Passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his daughter Patricia Ann, Ed is survived by his wife Catherine, four children, Lawrence, Cathie, Roland (Carrie), Murray (Susan) his many grandchildren, great grand children and identical twin brother Jim in Vancouver B.C. Dad was born in Kelowna then moved with his brother to Vancouver during World War II. They worked together for Boeing Air Craft during the war years where he met Catherine. Eventually in the early 1950’s they found their way back to Kelowna and continued on with his sheet metal trade working for the Greenough family’s business for most of his career. Being raised on an orchard in Kelowna Dad was the consummate vegetable and fruit grower and spent his life honing his skill with mom on their orchards in Okanagan Mission and in Westbank during his spare time. Dad was a great man, father and a loving husband and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. The family would like to thank Dr. Crittenden and all of the staff at Cottonwoods Care Home where he was so well looked after for the past three years. Private funeral arrangements will be made as per Dad’s request. Your messages of condolence, sharing your memories of Ed may be sent to www.mem.com Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services 250-762-2299.
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Our beloved husband, father and opa passed away in Kelowna, B.C. after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Herman will be sadly missed by his loving wife Carole, daughters Christine (Mitch) Bailey of Chandler AZ; Dorothy (Scott) Gebhardt-Bell of Toronto ON; Lisa (Irwin) Buskermolen of Kelowna BC and Laurel (Joe) Zupo of St.
Catharines ON; sons Chris Rennie and Family of Brampton ON, Paul Rennie of Toronto ON; grandchildren Jacqueline and Ryan Bailey of Chandler AZ, sisters Ruth Hansen of Hamburg Germany and Brunhilde (Max Staebler) Deschell of Guatemala. Predeceased by his father Herman Willi Gebhardt, mother Thea Vera Marie Gebhardt (nee von Nordhausen); brother Holger and sisters Ilse and Edith. Born in Hamburg Germany, September 22, 1936, Herman was a long time employee of CN Rail and Transport Canada, and served in the RCAF Reserve, hence his passion for trains and planes. In retirement, he served as a Commissionaire and was a community volunteer. He was also most proud of his other “children”, the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Team. He treasured his time working as an usher at their home games. We would like to thank the kindness and support of the wonderful volunteers and staff at the Kelowna Hospice House for making Herman’s ﬁnal journey one of comfort and peace. There will be no service. The family requests donations to be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. Phone: 250-762-2299
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EXPERIENCED Line Cook required. Apply in person to Friends Pub. 250-769-4757
BOUTIQUE OF LEATHERS Hiring experienced, mature and professional PART TIME SALES ASSOCIATES, for our Orchard Park Mall store. Applicants must be available Sunday & Monday. Please submit resume at the store OR fax: (403) 255-2641 OR email: info@boutiqueoﬂeathers.com
EXP Asian Cook req’d, $15/hr. min 3yrs exp. Apply in person or fax: 250-763-2397, Yamato Resturant, #1-2575 Hwy. 97N.
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Employment Sales DISCOVER WINES LTD. - BC’s #1 BC Wine and Artisan Food Store. Year-round FT and PT Retail Sales Associates. Winery wineshop, formal wine education, high-end wine retail experience. Flower or gift basket arranging skills an asset. Must enjoy a fast-paced, physical, positive, customer service focused environment. firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to 2080C Springﬁeld Road,Orchard Plaza, Kelowna
SCANDESIGNS Ltd. is looking to ﬁll a P/T or F/T furniture sales position. Qualiﬁed applicants must be sales driven to join our dynamic team. Hourly wage, plus bonus and medical plan are some of the beneﬁt we offer. Applicant must be punctual, self motivated and hardworking. Please drop off your resume, with cover letter, to 1850 Springﬁeld Road in Kelowna. Closing date May 25th, 2011. No phone calls please.
Trades, Technical COMMERCIAL Transport Mechanic wanted, $30/hr. plus, afternoon shift, ﬂexible work week, email resume to: email@example.com FLEET Supervisor/Maintenance Mgr. with Commerical Transport Mechanic designation , $30/hr. plus bonus, day shift, ﬂexible work week, email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Licensed Trailer Mechanic or Commercial Transport Mechanic with BC Inspection Certiﬁcate. Full time with beneﬁt package. $27.50/hr. Fax Resume to 250-545-0683 Refrigeration/ HVAC Technician Custom Air Conditioning Ltd. is committed to being the place people want to work. Our Okanagan Southern Interior Division is seeking a fulltime TQ/IP refrigeration, air conditioning and heating technician with a current gas B or A ticket. Based out of the Kelowna area and working on a variety of systems we offer an excellent wage & beneﬁt package which includes top industry pay, dental, extended health & disability. Please send your resume in conﬁdence to: Email:
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Sales & Service Directory CONTRACTORS
CONCRETE CONCRET W. SPECIALIZING . E K IN DRIVEWAYS, SIDEWALKS, FLOORS, STAIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND REPAIRS
FREE ESTIMATES CALL KEVIN
JELLIS CARPENTRY & CONTRACTING LTD.
Complete Carpentry Services Decks, millwork, sheds, garage organization, renovations & improvements.
Scott Jellis 250-300-3250 Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter
EXCAVATION Al’s Bobcat Service • Soil/Rock Installs • Postholes • Forklifting • Backﬁlling & Compacting • S/Axle Dump Truck Hauls • Mini Excavator Service
Shop & Mobile Heavy Equipment Repairs, Sales & Rentals
Kubota KX161-3/THUMB Rentals, Day/Week/Month 288B Campion St, Kelowna, BC firstname.lastname@example.org • C 250-470-8688 www.pauschheavyequipment.com • F 250-491-9368
IRRIGATION/ SPRINKLER WEST-WIND IRRIGATION
We are now taking bookings for irrigation startups & repairs. We also offer free estimates on irrigation installations or major alterations. Call West-Wind Irrigation Ltd.
250-868-7224 Fax: 778-477-2668
LAWN & GARDEN
Dethatching, Aerating, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Full maintenance services. RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL Free Estimates
765-6898 In business since 1989
Make your home appeal to the widest range of buyers
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Top Soil, Natures Gold Gravel Sand, Bobcat Service, Dethatching & aeration, driveway sealing, remove sand. *Window Cleaning Jason 250-718-2963
KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING
CASCADE MOBILE PROPERTY SERVICES
Call Troy, 250-718-0209
“GIVE YOUR HOUSE A BATH” PRESSURE WASHING SPECIAL! Have your home exterior, windows and gutters ALL PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED Call today+ SAVE THE H.S.T. Mike 250-300-0717
862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982
•Renovations •New construction •Plumbing Service & Repairs •H/W tank replacement • Furnace Service & Installs • Gas f/p Service and Installs Bonded & Insured
TILING TILE SETTER
Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.
Call Gary 250-317-4770
Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098
Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair
We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm
• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia sofﬁt repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope
FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447
A & S Electric
TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.
Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929)
HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing
• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal
•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500
HEATING SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
• New & Existing Heating Systems • Heat pumps, A/C • Gas ﬁtting • Licensed & Insured. • Replacement Furnace.
Call Wayne (250) 215-6767
MARYANNE’S KITCHEN Bathrooms & Countertops.
Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, pruning, spring cleanup, irrigation repair & installation.
250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca
Free measure & design & great service.
ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD
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MOVING North End Moving Services
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Joe’s Moving Service “The Professionals”
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• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing
• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More
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TRUCK/ BULL DOZING No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Ofﬁce 250-765-2778
Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery
Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk CHUCK 250-870-1138
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• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
WE PAY THE HST
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Deck & Rail
Serving the Okanagan 14 yrs. Vinyl Decking up to 80 mil., Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless, Picket Railings, Fences & Gates. Free Estimates
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RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts, member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle rooﬁng & torch on rooﬁng systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’
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METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca
Residential, Commercial post construction, gutter cleaning. Serving the Okanagan for 8 years. WCB Contact Randy @ 250-317-1029
BROTHERS WINDOW CLEANING
We are now taking bookings for irrigation startups & repairs. We also offer free estimates on irrigation installations or major alterations. Call West-Wind Irrigation Ltd.
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Garden & Lawn
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GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577
Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com IAN’S Yrd. Maint. Comm. & Res. De-Thatching, Pruning, Tree Removal, Fertilizing, Wkly. Lawncare, U/G Sprinklers, 250-765-3215 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... JIM’S MOWING. Same day service. Fully insr’d. Aerating/ Power Raking. 250-310-5467 KATH’S Yard Care. Mowing lawns & weekly maintenance. (250)212-7003 KELOWNA LAWN & Irrigation. Spring start-up and repairs. Gerry at 250-769-8717 LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404 TAM’S Gardening. Clean-ups/ Maint. Planting, weeding, pruning & more. 250-575-3750 Top quality topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand & gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. Pickup Mon-Sat 250-769-7298 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $35/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380
Esthetics Services CREME Caramel Day Spa has moved. Offering 20% off all June services. 250-868-6060 www.cremecaramel spa.ca
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Hairstylists HAVE scissors, will travel. Mobile Barber will come to your home Monday or Tuesday. Bob, 250-864-2421
Cleaning Services 1# NU MAID “Making U House Proud”! Professional. Reliable. 250- 215-1073 BEST Quality Cleaning Prof, reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Strata, Restaurant. 250-868-7224 CASTLES to Shacks. Housecleaning Specialist. Ready to clean for you. Weekly, bimonthly, monthly. Bonded & insured. Environmentally safe products avail. Veterans welcome. 250-215-6866
Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certiﬁed computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520. 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137
Concrete & Placing A&T Concrete for all concrete you need done. Big or small, I do it all. For Free estimates call Tony 778-478-9444. 250870-2730 + pressure washing For all your concrete services Check us out on our website okanagansconcretespecialist.com
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Contractors DCR. Reno’s, Kitchens, Baths Flooring/concrete/wood/decks/ stairs. Free est 250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898
Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/ re-do, 30 years exp. Go for the best! Call Ray, 250-769-5583, 250-878-0708 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.
Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)
Excavating & Drainage BOBCAT/Mini Excavator Serv Soil/ rock installs, postholes, footings, grading 250-470-2598 PAUSCH Equipment Kubota Kx161-3. Excavator day/week /month. Rentals.250-470-8688
Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622 www.akf.ca BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038, CEDAR Panels, Gates, Custom fencing & Decks. Quality Workmanship Repair & Reno’s Josef 250-864-7755.
Floor Reﬁnishing/ Installations Floor Installer Carpet & Vinyl exp. quality detailed. Call for your quote today 250-5754393 QUALITY Floors layed by Hooksnapped Flooring installation. 250-869-2125
Garage Door Services GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911
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Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718
Handypersons NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032
Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767
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Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Grafﬁtti Removal etc., 250-718-8879
Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems John’s Quality Irrigation Pro Reliable, Economical Service Call John 250-215-0693 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start up, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025
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#1 STOP FOR ROCKS. www.bcrocks.com. Please call 250-862-0862 BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery included on orders over 30 yards. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-838-6630. Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com
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DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! www.digginoles.com or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discount!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 YARD Maint., Spring clean ups, landscaping. Free estimates. Louie, 250-212-4205
DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! www.digginoles.com or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339
PUREBRED Standard size black Poodle Puppies. $600. Very Smart & Affectionate. Only 2 left. Call 250-768-7869, 250-470-2422 Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763
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Masonry & Brickwork
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ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca
TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Comm. snow removal & comm snow blower. 250-979-8033
Moving & Storage
AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498
Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098
BRITCO Repaint Specialist. Over 25yrs exp. Brian, 250-470-7959 ACE OF TRADES- SPRING PAINTING SPECIALS! CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON RE-PAINTS- INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR, RES/COMM. EXPERIENCED & INSURED. 250-878-5540.
Plumbing DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasﬁtting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209
Pressure Washing CASCADE Mobile Pressure Washing. Windows & Gutters Cleaning. (250)300-0717
Rooﬁng & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card www.teamgerman.com.
RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191. TERRY’S Rooﬁng. Tar & Gravel repairs, re-roofs & new, specialize in torch on. Call 250-718-5429
Sundecks KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket878-2483.
Tiling OKANAGAN Stone & Tile. 25yrs exp. Free estimates. All work gauranteed. Reno’s to tile. Call Gary, 250-317-4770 TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009
Tree Services 1-1-1- All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured.
Trucking/ Bull Dozing TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 (250)765-2778.
Window Cleaning BROTHERS Window Cleaning Res., Comm., Gutters, Painting. WCB Ins. 250-317-1029
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BIG M Auction Sale Saturday, May 28th, 11:00 am. 5765 Falkland Road, Falkland. Saddles & tack, Antiques, collectable’s, tools, gift wear, household goods. Already consigned: 5 wood butter churns, grain thresher, old wood bowl & kitchen tools, wood rake & hay fork, chrystal set, cream cans, oxen hames & collar, wagon ﬂower planter, driving harness w/German collar, pony driving harness, gold scales, amythest & quartz, organ & electric piano, gas stove, large amount of saddles & tack, & much more. Consignments welcome, no buyers fees. 250379-2078 or 604-850-4238. Visa, M/C, interac.
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Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices. www.glaluminumpatiocovers.com
Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Livestock Organic certiﬁed Black Angus Loala cows, heifers,steers, yearling bulls.Bred sows, NZ Border collies,250 -547 -6253.
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Professional Sanding & Finishing. Dustless Sanding System. Supply & Install of all ly atural 250-470-7406 N The Best types of Hardwood.
$200 & Under POWERBLOCK weights, 2pr, 5-45 lbs, never used. $195. 250-215-4118 RYOBI 10’ table saw. Good ocnd., $125. 250-766-2804 SWING SET includes slide, rope latter, rings, disc swing & tire swing $200 (250)764-2777 WOODEN junior bed,mattress, 3&8 drawer dressers, night table. $175. 250-215-4118
$300 & Under Blonde Oak Cabinets to be removed by June 2,3,4. Excel.cond $300 250-470-2329 DOVETAIL auto boat loader rack, loads up to 400lbs. Exc shape. $285. 250-717-6857.
$400 & Under Royal Albert China Old Country Rose Pattern. Assorted pieces. $400 250-768-8535
LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114
Appliances NEWER electric stove & fridge. Diningroom table & hutch, misc other items. 936 Skeena Drive. 250-762-3966
Pets & Livestock
Australian Shepherd Blue Merle pups. Australian Shepherd/Border CollieX. Blue Merle pups. $500. 769-6795 Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots. (250)833-4081 Chihuahua puppies, 2 male. Born April 6, avail June 8 wk. black/white, & brown/white. 1st shots & vet checked. View anytime or I can email photos. Father 3.5lbs & mother approx 5lbs. 250-546-8240
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Weber & Markin, The Best Little Gun Shop Around. SKS, Glock, SIG, AR-15, S&W, Ammo, etc 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.
2 sun loungers w/large pads, wheels, stackable, adjustable back, $100. 250-861-5147.
BOOK Blitz! 100’s of Free books. May 20-23. Lots of novels, non-ﬁction & great kids books. 2120 Tomat Ave. 250769-4574
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FREE: approx 300 lineal feet of like new baseboards. 5.5” wide. Also Thomas electric organ, 2 keyboards, foot pedals & bench. Call 250-763-2296 Free pickup, aluminum, windows, wire, pipe from reno’s & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE: Rocker recliner. Call 250-768-0004 FREE: Short haired kittens to good home. Call 250-7878017
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1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1 per board, approx. 500 boards to a lift. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. Christie Carriage - skyline logging. Collectors Items, 1986 Honda Shadow, 1100 cc, great cond., 34,000 kms. 250545-4653 or 250-308-0977 23rd ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 27th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 28th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 120 tables.$2 admission is good for both days. Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. MICHAELBROOK Ranch Golf Membership. Original cost $1700. Sell for $750. Call (250)491-0417 SHOP For Free. Earn unlimited $200 gift cards from a large national retailer. Go here to ﬁnd out how www.groceriesatzerocost.com Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Old Coins, Collections, Silver, Sterling,Flatware, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816
3bdrm house on Shuswap River, 1.03 acres, beautiful garden, privacy. New roof, RV storage, lrg shop w/garage. $359,900. (250)838-7929 view 6 1/2 Acres with Cape Cod Style 4bdrm 3bath Lakeview Home Priv setting Only 15 min to DT Kelowna 5 min To UBC $639,000 (250)-215-1324 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.89% VARIABLE 2.25% Trish at 250-470-8324 Open House Sat & Sun, May 21 & 22, 1-4, 2 bdrm 2 bath in adult community, hardwood ﬂoors, new carpet, freshly painted, pool, hot tub & clubhouse. Move in ready. #63 1400 14th Ave. (250)558-0568 THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.
1BD in Ellison, WD, FS, June 1. $750+utils & DD. Suits one person. 250-765-5208
FARM COUNTRY RV PARK
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(Next to Kelowna Chrysler)
Fruit & Vegetables FARM FRESH ASPARAGUS Bruce Duggan 250-766-2628
Furniture ANTIQUE To MODERN Home Furnishings for all Budgets & Tastes. Come to OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 HWY 97N (beside Sheepskin Boutique) Tue-Sat, 11-5. 250807-7775 okestates.ca DINING Room table & 6 chairs, 66”x42” with 2 leaves. $750. 250-765-0128. TWO drawer ﬁling cabinet. 30” wide by 18” depth by 27” high. Comes with keys. Grey. $65. Email picture avail. Call 250765-7811.
Garage Sales GARAGE SALE Saturday May 21st 9:00am 594 McCurdy Road. Decor items and cupcakes for sale!
MISSION. Estate Sale. Sun May 22, 9-2. 4229 Hobson Rd. Antiques, furniture, collectibles SE Kelowna Sutherland Hills Rest Home Annual Yard Sale 3081 Hall Rd 8am-2pm Wed May 25th.
Garden Equipment DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca
Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com
Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Power Chairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers & ramps, new & used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745
Misc. for Sale Riding Lawn Mower $900 1991 Ford Deisel Cube Van $3000 obo. (250)768-5396
Sunday, May 22, 2011 Capital News
CASH Paid for quality used Records, Cd’s & Books. Pandosy Books, #138-1889 Springﬁeld Rd. 250-861-4995
Musical Instruments GRAND PIANO CLEARANCE SALE MOIR New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 PIANO SALE, blow-out prices on used grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062, Kelowna: 250-869-0819, Toll Free 1-800-663-5183.
Sporting Goods Weber & Markin, The Best Little Gun Shop Around. SKS, Glock, SIG, AR-15, S&W, Ammo, etc 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 20 ACRES $0 Down, $99/mo. only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) owner ﬁnancing, no credit checks! Money back guarantee free color brochure 800755-8953 20acres 8.5km East of Enderby. Hwy frontage, treed, level, fenced, well in. Close to school & store. Building spots with Valley view. Year round recreation area. Asking $349,000. Call Rob: 250-8387284, cell: 250-306-7284 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.
5.4 Acres, 3 bdrm home with attached 1 bedroom suite PLUS income potential, see
Will consider trade for smaller home in Kelowna area.
5.5 acres $89,900 Ideal forsnowbirds. 250-269-7328 Pics email: email@example.com CARMI AREA 6 acres with well, hydro across road $160,000 21 acres great for private retreat. Good building sites. $299,000 for details Call 250-578-8404 Hunter’s Dream! Beautiful 80 acres., Outside Williams Lake. Moose, Deer & Bear. Creek running through. Timber not been logged. Partially fenced. $145,000 Call 250-764-1480
Apt/Condos for Sale 2BD, 2bth, 1500sq’, bright top ﬂr corner unit, great loc. MLS $199,900. Betsy Price, RE/ MAX Kelowna. 250-212-5520 Capt’n Kleen Carpet Cleaners Best price. Best results. Happy Homeowners. (250)215-2854 HOLLYWOOD Station, 1182 sq’, 2bd, 2bth, 2 ug prking, SS, tile, many upgrades. $244, 500. $10,000 down. Balance mortgage for 5yrs at 4%. $1038.31/mo. 250-762-3966
1750sq’ top ﬂoor corner unit, double solid oak entrance doors, 5 large ﬂoor to ceiling windows, 4 skylights, over 600sq’ of decks, ﬁreplace, overlooking Mill Creek, 2bdrm, 2bth Condo in downtown Kelowna, BC. AACI (Accredited Appraiser of the Canadian Institute) independantly appraised at $370,000. Private Sale but co-operating with Realtor/Brokers. 250-862-3031 or cell 360-325-3241 All furniture available as we are downsizing. THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.
Duplex/4 Plex DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000 Msg 250-979-0250.
For Sale By Owner DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000. Msg 250-979-0250.
GLENMORE RANCHER Blondeaux Cres. Spacious. Bright. Updated 2400sq’ 1level home. 3bd, 3bth Floor to ceiling stone ﬁreplace, hardwood ﬂoors, oak cabinets, large pantry stainless steel, gas cooktop & hood fan. 20x24 media room w/ ﬁreplace. Private 100 ft yard w/pavers, deck, pond. Mint cond w/lots of extras view at okhomesellers.com
$569,000 250-860-2027 GORGEOUS 2bd, 2bth corner suite, 50+ condo. Central Mission. $210,000. 778-478-1964
OPEN HOUSE MAY 21 & 22 12pm-4pm 1 Acre Flat Hobby Farm & Market Garden 141ft. x 300ft. 1630 RUTLAND RD. 2200 sq.ft Up/Down. 2bdrm 1bath, Attached Double Garage On Sewer/irrigation
(250)765-2740 or 861-0564 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner ﬁnancing. 250-558-7888 THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.
Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 $333,900. Westbank, 3bd, 2bth up, 1bd or den, lndry, inlaw suite, 1bd, garage. Assist w/down payment. View on comfree.com #248411. Call 250-768-2554 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $219,900. 250-547-9659
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Show Homes at 1680 Ross Rd. www.accenthomes.ca Accent Homes (250)-769-6614 THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes are offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s Winﬁeld Factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-7662214 www.LCMhomes.com WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!
Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reﬁnances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
RV Sites Fully serviced RV lots on the Shuswap River, 20 mins east of Enderby. SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT. NEW POOL. Many lots avail but only a few riverfront. Gord, 250-769-6147
2bd, starting @ $850 incl. parking & utilities. 1Bdrm, starting @ $700 (250)-860-5220 CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 1bd, $720 & 1bd w/den. $800 250-979-2771 COSTCO AREA. 3BD, 2bth, $1450/mo + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail May 1 250-869-9788
2 BDRM house near Art District. $1250/mo incld’s util’s, 1 bath, 4 appl’s, patio and outdoor storage, pets welcome. Avail. June 1st. (250)212-1928
Heat & hot water incl. New adjustable rates. Call (250)-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd.
Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spacious 2bdrm 2bath 5yr old condo by Costco. w/d dw a/c balcony. Avail. now $1100.+ utils. NS/NP 250-495-5107. TWO bedroom condo for rent,near Capri,4 piece bath,laund r y, f r i d g e , r a n g e , d i s h w a s h e r a/c,covered parking,elevator, $ 1050.00 per month plus utilities. PH.or Tex:250-878-0139
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? 301-1685 Ufton Crt. Top ﬂoor 2bd, 2bth Condo on quiet side of building. Sunny/bright home in great cond., newer carpet & appls. No age limit! Beautiful sundeck/balcony with mnt and city views. Phone Darryl or Herman at Realty Executives, 250-8615122 WILLOW PARK MANOR. 270 Aurora Cres 239 Hollywood Rd. S 1 & 2bd units S Next door to the full service Willow Park Shopping Center S Free parking S Resident manager 250-763-3654
Duplex / 4 Plex
1958 Pandosy Street. Bachelor & 1bd apartments located on bus rt close to DT, bike path & beach. Small pet ok, heat & hot water incl. Call 250763-6867 1BR APT, A-1 cond, appl, new paint, lam ﬂooring, 55+, NS, NP, Gordon Manor nr Capri Centre. $750. 250-860-2447 2Bdrm. 2bath 55+ 5 appls. UG.parking Capri Area Very nice. Call (250)762-9265 A-1 Condo Winﬁeld area, 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1025 sq/ft fully furn’d with 5appl, avail Sept 1- April 30. $1800. N/S, N/P. 1 month DD. Perfect for student. 403-803-2577 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for June1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881
2BDRM + den, 1.5bth, NS, NP, quiet family, Rutland, ref’s. $850. 250-765-5502. 471 Hein Rd., 2bdrm, new paint, w/d, f/s, carport $950 +util., 505 Hein Rd 2bd also $875 Avail now 250-317-8844 4BED+DEN 2BATH BLKMTN. $1250+Util. 5appl. 2decks. Lrg yard. NS.NP. 250-869-8504 Available June 15th 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st ,fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd $1000/mo 250-769-0109, 250-878-9970 Available June 1st 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st, fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd $1000/mo 250-769-0109, 250-878-9970 RUTLAND - 4bd, 2.5 baths, across from shopping, close to schools, $1350/ mo. Avail immed. 250-317-0475
Kelowna Call 250-862-7448
3BD House, Ellison area, no dogs, $950+utils. June 1. Call 250-869-2186
Close to shopping & bus route,
Apt/Condo for Rent
2BD House, upper level in Capri area, shared lndry, mature wrkong cple, NP, small workspace & garage. $1000+utils. (250)448-8507
3BD entire rutland house, 360 Mills Rd. Pet ok, ref’s req’d. $1100+utils. 250-765-5578
3 Acres pasture for lease. Irrigation,great for horses.Central $200. 212-7322, or 765-0085
Best view. Best rates. Full service incl wi/ﬁ & cable.
1000 sq. ft. Ofﬁce Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Central Westside Location 250-769-7424 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 3100 sqft unit #3-690McCurdy Rd. Warehouse shop ofﬁce for lease. Rick 250-770-0903 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614 Warehouse/ofﬁce 2400 sq.ft., 2-14’ overhead doors, 821 Fairweather Rd. $2000./mo tripple net, fork lift avail. 250306-1936
3BD, 3.5bth townhouse. Capstone Estates. Finished bsmnt, gas ﬁreplace. $315,000. 250859-1529 Beautiful 3bd 2.5 bath central vac & much more Great location on Casorso Rd asking $419,000 for more info call 250-317-0533,or250-493-7116
2Bd + Den 2Baths Dbl wide Modular home on private property, New appls, 250-766-2181
Farms Dairy Farm for lease, aprox 50 acres with house, ideal for organic milk. (250)546-6021
3BD up, $1300 incl utils, lndry. 2bd+den bsmt, $1050 incl utils. 380 Hardy Rd, Rutland. Ruth or Jai, 250-862-5756, Shiv, 250-864-6810 lve msg AVAIL now. House for rent in Rutland area. $1700 plus DD & utils. 250-859-6784 HOUSE for rent in Lake Country, June 15. 3bdrm, 2 full bath. $1300/mo. 250-7661842 or 604-533-4946 JAYCO Designer 35’ 3-slide fully frn’d, will move on site. $1000/mo or sell at $22,500. 250-860-7602 RUTLAND. Main ﬂr, 2bd, air, DW, carport, shrd WD, ref’s, $975 + 2/3 utils. 250-765-5064 SUNRISE Village (age 45+) 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open kit with fam room, lvg room with gas ﬁreplace. 1230 sq.ft. with enclosed sunroom & large patio. Single carport. One small pet negotiable, no smokers, references required. Avail June 1st. Contact email@example.com or 250-878-9318.
WESTBANK Estates furn’d 4bd, 2bth, deck, lake view, hottub. $1650. Pets ok. Call 877-803-7168 Winﬁeld 3bd 2ba No bsmt., 6appls a/c, Avail now. NS. NP. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-766-3395 3BD 5Appl Deck Carport Pet OK $1475 OR 4Bd 3Ba 5Appl Deck Gar $1650. 250-8601961 www.cdnhomeﬁnders.ca
FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS
Ofﬁce/Retail 187 ASHER ROAD, 800sq/ft. Plenty of parking. 250-7659448
Room & Board Need Safety, Security and Peace of Mind? TWIN MAPLES SENIOR HOME
Come and be a part of our Family! Private bdrms, beautiful gardens. Each bdrm has two pc ensuite. 24hr onsite staff, personal alarm system. Fresh cooked meals 3x a day plus snacks.
Rooms for Rent AVAIL now. Quiet, clean, furn. room in Christian home. NS, ND. 250-491-7657 after noon. BSMT suite, 3 rms avail, utils incl, $500+DD & ref’s., share lndry, cbl, int, prking. NS, students/wrking, close to bus. June 1. 250-765-0067 CLEAN, safe furn’d rooms/ suites, DT, students/working/active seniors, int, WD. Lng/short term. 250-861-5757. FURN’D Room. Cable, W/D, wireless internet, quiet, monthly, avail immed. 250-862-9223 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-215-1561
RV Pads ACRES R.V. SITES Fully serviced c/w Wi Fi & Cable SPECIAL: Winter rates all Summer!! “Out of town but in town” Ph. (250) 765-2580
Daily, Weekly & Monthy Rates.
Seasonal Acommodation May-Dec. Silver Star house with 2 suites, 1-800-894-0554 www.silverstarskichalet.com
Shared Accommodation 1BD, shared. $450. Avail now. Downtown area. Call 250-2128909 AVAIL ASAP. 1bd near all amens NP/NP/NS. $400 utils., WL net/laundry incl’d. Stdnt/ wrking pref. 250-801-8648 Central 5min to Anywhere! Clean quiet great view $550. incl.utils cable net. June 1st. 250-469-1238, 778-478-2288 SHARE w/1 other. Must be over 65+ & female. Smoker & social drinker ok. $400. 778484-5084 CLEAN Roommate. ND, ND, NP. AC. From $490/mth. 250860-8106, 250-718-5837
Suites, Lower 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Lakeview Heights. NS, pets negot. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 1BD & 2bd suite avail asap. Utils incl, 1bd $550, 2bd, $850. Rutland. 250-317-8178 1BD 3Appl Patio $700 Incl Util 2Bd 5Appl AC Balcony $900. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhomeﬁnders.ca 1BD. like new, sep entr. 8min to UBC. priv. quiet cable/int/ utils. wrkng fem/stud. NS NP $700. (250)765-8406 1BD, reno’d, spacious bsmt suite near cosco, $775. Call Taiya, 778-478-1900 1BDRM, avail Now. Rutland. Clse to schools. $700 incl utils. NP.bus route 250-863-1302. 1BDRM, N. Glenmore w/o, spacious, priv ent, laundry, near UBCO, quiet wrking pref. $900 incl utils. Call 250-8688458 1BD suite, N. Rutland, near bus, suitable for quiet single person. FS, WD. NS, NP. $750 incl utils. 250-491-2176 1BD w/den+sunroom, 1200 sq’, July 1st, priv ent, patio, WD, prking. Beautiful lake view, quiet cul-de-sac. $1050 incl utils +DD. NS, small dog ok. Mature couple. Call 250707-1006 2BD. Bright ste. all utils incl., 4appl., ns, np, $1200.mo., Avail. now763-1924, 878-4225 2BD Cottage & 3bd grnd ﬂr in Lakeview Heights newly reno’d Bright, spacious, with pool, Large lot with view. All appl’s incl., call 250-769-9038 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2BD. incl. utils., ns, np, no lndy, $750/mo. Avail now, DD req’d., gr. lev. 763-5420 after 4 2BD, utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, Near shopping & bus. Quiet Rutland area. Lndry HU’s. WL int. $850, dd req’d. 250-765-2931,or 250-8782812 $900 utils incl. Mission area. Pets negot.. 2bd, 1bth. Storage, shr’d yard. 250-862-9703 AVAIL 2bd suite, brnd new, Belgo area. NP, NS, Nparties, no lndry, $800 incl utils. Aft 5pm, 250-491-1829 BELGO- 2bd, 1ba, lg. liv rm, lg kit, $750/mo. Laundry incl., 250-765-3884 & 250-878-9303 BRIGHT 1bd bsmt suite in West Kelowna. High ceilings, lrg deck w/lakeview, $850 utils incl. 250-768-3340 In-law suite, Dilworth. Prof. ﬁnished, 825sq’, 1bd on rancher w/o, lrg kit./dining area, new appls, FS, DW, micro, insuite WD, AC, elec FP, strge. Priv ent., garage. Faces landscaped ﬂower garden. NS, NP. Avail immed. $895 incl utils & sat TV. 403-816-7024 Lrg 1bdrm hospital area WD Sep entry Lrg yard NS NP $800 utils incl’d (250)868-8874 Newly renovated 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Gordon/ KLO Area. w/d $775 utils. incl’d. Avail. now Call 250-212-3299
Capital News Sunday, May 22, 2011
Scrap Car Removal
1997 5th Wheel, 32’, 2 pull outs, needs TLC, $4000. 250860-5709 lv msg. 1997 Embassy Triple E Class A motorhome. New tires all round w/overdrive, Ford 460, backup camera, 4000 gen., 83,000kms. Ready for the road. $20,000 obo. Call (250)869-1863 2002 Coleman YUMA tent Trailer $5200. 8.5ft sleeps 6 mint cond. 250-860-1877
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
12’ Harbor Craft Built, c/w 7.5 hp Johnson, oars, seats, ﬁsh ﬁnder $1750. (250)503-8257 2006 Cobalt 263, 26’ cuddy, blue & white, ﬁberglass tower w/bimini top, 496, 300hrs, brand new Kenwood stereo, 1000+watts, Marine speakers, b/i porta potty, 58gps mpg. Immaculate condition. $65,000. 250-718-1454 REDLINE Marine Mobile Services. 250-869-7091 email@example.com
RUTLAND. 1bd bsmt suite, NS, NP, $750. Avail. now. 250-765-3002, 250-863-5616 WESTBANK SMITH CREEK 1Bdrm lower level, a/c, fridge,microwave,hotplate includes cable,net, all utils. NP. NS. $700/mo (250)717-0045 WINFIELD bright 2bdrm main level ste on parklike setting, priv patio. Avail May 1. Incl everything. Walking dist to beach & marina. On bus route. Furn or unfurn. Suits working person or students. N/s, n/p. $1000/mo. 250-766-1776 STUDIO apt, grnd-lvl entry, suitable for mature couple or single female. $750. utils & cbl incl. 250-764-8491
Suites, Upper 1 & 2bdrm . $650, $1000 utils incl.View. Rutland. Pets ok. Avail June 1 250-808-1250. 2BD. Avail immed, quiet, 4 plex suite. Newly reno’d. NS. $830 + Utils. DD. req.’d Call 250-451-9923 RUTLAND 3bd House, near school, avail now. FS, WD. Nparties, NS, NP, ref’s, $1280 +DD& utils. 250-766-3395
Townhouses LAKEVIEW Heights Townhouse 2bdr 1.5 bath 1120 sq ft 4 appliances. No Pets non-smokers, $950/month + DD +utilities available immediately. Phone 403288-5819
THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.
Antiques / Classics 1950 Morris Minor 2dr Saloon, new engine, ex. parts, $3200 obo. 250-546-0188 lv msg.
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2003 Crown Victoria, silver, w/grey interior, mint cond. 190,000km. All options, $4,250.obo. 250-306-9218 2005 Chev Cavalier, 180km, 2dr auto, a/c, looks & runs exc.,$3950.obo.250-307-0002. 2006 Pontiac Torrent (SUV) exc/cond. well maint., 120K, $8,500. 250-307-4404. DAUGHTER stays in Australia and you get a great car! 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse must sell! Two door black Sports car with 2.0 litre 4 cylinder, automatic, leather seats, after market mufﬂer, two sets of rims and rubber (winter/summer), sunroof, sub-woofer and amp, CD Player, AM/FM radio, hatchback, A/C, fog lamps. $3500 or best offer. 250801-3089
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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen cooking outdoors There’s nothing quite like eating outdoors. Cooking outdoors, however, is quite another matter. I try to do as much preparation as possible at home so I can relax and enjoy easy meals when we go camping. That’s the beauty of hamburgers or hot dogs. Little needs to be done at the last minute. You can prepare delicious burgers ahead of time and keep them cold, separated by waxed paper until time to put them on the grill. Don’t forget the barbecue lighter. And, for breakfast, we always have scrambled eggs in pita breads because it’s so easy to prepare and there are no serving dishes, kind of like the burgers. Finger or fist food is terrific when you’re camping. Make a batch of muffins up ahead of time too, for breakfast or snacks, and cut vegetables up and toss them into a bag for snacking. Fruit is great fist food too. The Victoria Day long weekend is seen by many as the first long weekend of summer, even though it’s not even summer yet, and this year, we haven’t even had spring yet! However, that won’t stop lots of enthusiastic outdoors people who can’t wait to break out the camping gear and head out of the city. You’ll find some other suggestions for camping/finger food in my new book, Jude’s Kitchen which is available at Mosaic Books, the B.C. Wine Museum in the Laurel Building and Discover Wines in Kelowna.
Scrambled Eggs in Wraps This is a simple and flavour-filled, nodishes way to serve breakfast to a bunch when you’re camping. This is also delicious and great finger food if the eggs are stuffed into whole wheat pita breads cut in half instead of wrapping them in tortillas. No toast. No plates. No cutlery to wash. 8 eggs 1/4 c. (60 ml) salsa 1/2 c. (125 ml) monterey jack cheese salt & pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. (15 ml) butter
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8 small whole wheat tortillas Beat eggs in a plastic cup or whatever is handy and will hold it all, and add salsa, grated cheese and seasoning, to taste, mixing in well. Melt butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat and pour in the egg mixture. Cook and stir until the eggs are still creamy, but are set, and remove from the heat. Divide into four to eight portions and roll up egg in small tortillas, tucking in the bottom so the eggs don’t fall out. Serves 4 to 8.
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LEAKING FUEL TANK…Westside firefighters work underneath transport truck this week on Highway 97 that had its
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Students ask council to address youth issues Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR
A group of West Kelowna teenagers have requested that municipal council pay more attention to the needs of youth in the community. Student Voice, a group of Mount Boucherie Secondary leadership students, want council to set up a police liaison program at their school, help
develop an annual or biannual Westside youth forum to provide input regarding issues pertinent to young people, assist local businesses that want to open facilities where young people like to congregate, and to recognize positive youth involvement in the community. “We’re here to help you,” the delegation told council. “We’re not part of the problem, but part of
the solution.” The group won praise from the mayor and councillors for the presentation, especially for providing suggestions about how the municipality could help. According to one of the students, Stephanie Greenwood, a majority of students at her school are not happy with the activities and facilities currently available to young people
in West Kelowna. After writing an article in a local newspaper, Greenwood and other students circulated a survey in the school to gauge what sort of facilities teens want to see provided. While the top two—a bowling alley and indooroutdoor water park—were described as private business enterprises and not government-funded services, the students said in-
centives could be provided to help business investors make them a reality. There used to be a bowling alley in Westbank but it burned down several years ago and was not rebuilt. The survey, which was responded to by 1,200 of the roughly 1,500 students at the school, showed teens here want places they can go to spend social time with their peers
outside of school. Erika Nairismagi, another member of the student group, said she was close friends with Ashley Hyatt, a MBSS student who died last year after being stabbed at a house party in Peachland. “I can’t help but think that if there was some place (for young people) to go, she would have been there and not at the party, and she would be
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WESTSIDE ▼ BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Rejuvenated vacant land sets example for the future Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR
West Kelowna’s mayor says he hopes the beautification of a once vacant piece of property at the corner of Highway 97 and Ross Road will act as a catalyst for the area the municipality now calls Boucherie Centre. “This project is an excellent example of the great things that can be accomplished when organizations work together to achieve common goals for the betterment of the community,” said Doug Findlater, at the opening of a small grassed and treed area at the corner between the highway and the road fronting a nearby strip mall. Findlater noted that the area is the geographic centre of West Kelowna and is home to the municipal office, the Westside’s only high school, a nearby middle school, a light industrial park, the future
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MARY MANDARINO, with the Westside Residents and Business Association, speaks at the opening of a roadside beautification project at Highway 97 and Ross Road that her group spearheaded as Mayor Doug Findlater looks on. home of a stop for the new Rapid Bus transit line, retail outlets, homes and
other amenities. The beautification projects, described as the
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It found funding for the project through TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada. At the ceremony, TD Canada Trust turned over $15,000 towards the projects. Another $7,500 was donated by the former Lakeview Irrigation District with the municipality contributing $7,500 worth of labour to do the actual landscaping work. The partnership follows on the heels of a similar project that led to the creation of the small Wildfire Commemorative Park on Glenrosa Road last year. That park was part of the restoration work that followed the 2009 Glenrosa wildfire. “This year, the Boucherie Centre project is breathing new life into a high-traffic area where the addition of trees and shrubs will benefit the environment and beautify the neighbourhood,” said Findlater.
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West Kelowna’s decision not to participate in the collection of electronic data to record what goes into yard waste containers picked up at the curb will cost residents $4.62 cents more on their quarterly utility bills. But it could cost the
district even more. The decision to not be part of the radio frequency indentification system (RFID)—intended to catch people who put garbage into their yard waste bins and thus contaminate the yard waste stream at the Kelowna landfill—means an additional charge of $46,575 will be incurred by West Kelow-
na for extra sorting. That charge is imposed by the City of Kelowna. West Kelowna is opposed to the program, in part, based on privacy concerns. And unlike Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and the regional district, the district decided to opt out of the program.
But adopting that action comes at a cost, finance department officials reminded council, one which could increase further in the future. The RFID program is being implemented to gather data about the presence of garbage in the yard waste stream. While no penalties have yet been announced
for anyone caught illegally disposing of garbage, regional waste collection officials have said letters will likely be sent out to people who repeatedly are found to be doing it. One of the reasons why some people are putting regular garbage in yard waste containers could be the size of the current garbage cans that
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Gellatly Road infrastructure improvements will cause traffic delays Motorists can expect single lane alternating traffic on Gellatly Road, between Carrington and Witt Roads, starting Tuesday, May 24, and continuing for about two weeks. The District of West Kelowna is per-
mitting the single lane closure to accommodate the construction of roadside services, such as curb, gutters and sidewalks, related to a new development in the area. The district urges drivers to obey traffic signs and watch for traffic control and
construction personnel working in the area. Transit users are also advised that bus stops on Carrington Road, between Gellatly Road and Bering Road, and Gellatly Road, between Carrington and Witt Roads, will be moved several meters to
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Fiscal planning expertise honoured The chief financial officer for the District of West Kelowna has been recognized for his work as the district’s top money man. Jim Zaffino has received a professional service award for leadership from the Local Government Management Association, which held its annual conference last week in Penticton. The award recognizes outstanding service provided to a municipality or regional district through the development of management procedures and programs which have resulted in significant cost savings and efficiency. “During the five years that I have worked with Jim, I have found his service to be of the utmost quality and a key part of our success. He delivers on his promise to provide a balanced budget while still finding the required funding to provide much-needed services to our community,” said Jason Johnson, West Kelowna’s chief administrative officer. According to the district, through Zaffino’s financial expertise, direction and guidance, the municipality has achieved remarkable financial success in its short existence, most notably amassing almost $22 million in reserves in just four years. This was far beyond what was envisioned as achievable by the governance committee that guided incorporation. He has also been instrumental in securing significant grant funding for the municipality and is credited with superb negotiation skills.
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WESTSIDE ▼ MOUNT BOUCHERIE SCHOOL
▼ TAX NOTICES
Mayor says district ‘trying’ to help local youth District reacts to threat of a postal strike Issues from B1
The principal did not report her to the police, something Nairismagi says “saved my life.” She is now a straight-A student and has won a global citizen youth award for her work helping people in Africa. The issue of youth getting into trouble was tackled head on by the group in its call for a police liaison officer at the school. The students said Mount Boucherie is the only high school in the Central Okanagan School District that does not have a police liaison program. As a result, they said there are fights “at least once a week if not every two weeks” at the school that have to be broken up by staff. Drug use and drug deals are also prevalent, said the students. And, what was described as an inappropriate use of technology, sending sexual pictures over cell phones, called sexting, is common. With a police officer’s “proactive and authoritative” voice at the school to warn teens about the consequences of bad behaviour, the students felt much of that could be addressed.
The issue of a police liaison officer for MBSS, which has the support of the West Kelowna RCMP, has been raised before by council and rejected based on cost. Council did, however, say it likes the idea and the cost issue could be addressed with contributions from Peachland, the Westbank First Nation, CORD and the school district as well as West Kelowna. Council, which just a few weeks earlier had flatly rejected a proposal by Coun. Rosalind Neis to include a page on the district’s website noting positive achievements by young people in West Kelowna, appeared to do a 180-degree turn, saying it now likes the ideas being put forward, especially the idea of a youth forum. When asked about the apparent change of heart by his council, Mayor Doug Findlater said it was clear hearing directly from students helped. “It makes a difference when they are standing in front of you,” he said. Despite attempts by Neis and Coun. Bryden Winsby to act immediately on that suggestion, council agreed to start looking at what could be
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A MOUNT BOUCHERIE student leadership group has requested that a police liaison officer be appointed for the school to help curb issues with bullying, drug abuse and students inappropriately sexting on their cell phones done and how. Coun. Duane Ophus told the students they would also need to talk to “the people who will have to pay the bills,” namely property owners, and win their support. One of the students replied that she spoke to her parents and they encouraged her to make the request of council. Other students noted the impact and influence young people have on the
community. Outside the meeting, the students said they were not expecting immediate action but were thrilled with the response they received from council. They plan to make a similar presentation to Peachland council. In his response to the students, Findlater listed several projects the municipality is funding that provide venues and programs for young people,
such as local arenas, the youth centre in Westbank, the Boys and Girls Club, local parks, the JohnsonBentley Aquatic Centre and grants for events such as the MBSS dry grad. “I would make the case we are trying,” he said. But he promised to talk more with students, once council gathered more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The District of West Kelowna invites parties interested in providing hourly rates for equipment hire. Please provide a list of equipment available with their respective hourly rates, both manned and unmanned, as well as any mobilization/demobilization costs. The District intends to compile a list of equipment and their rates annually, and distribute the list to the various Departments. Hourly rate submissions will be received until June 1st, 2011 and all rates should be ﬁrm to December 31st, 2011. Submissions should be directed to the Purchasing Department, located at 2760 Cameron Rd, West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 2T6. Fax 778-797-8871.
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New bridge and upgraded trail opened Peachland’s Mayor Keith Fielding and his council have publicly opened the new Deep Creek Bridge and the Lang Trail. Construction of Deep Creek Bridge was done to ensure a safe secondary access from the northern end of the municipality and continues the connection between Renfrew Road and Hardy Street. The municipality planted several hundred trees to enhance the fish habitat area and create a stronger eco-system. Peachland also worked closely with multiple agencies as the placement of the bridge affect-
ed Westbank First Nations heritage areas, Regional District of Central Okanagan park lands and the nearby Kokanee salmon spawning beds. Lang Trail historically was used as a roadway in Peachland, but due to the topography of the road it was converted into a trail for easier pedestrian mobility. The redevelopment of the trail included the installation of more than 250 stairs and has been registered on the public stairs world directory. Lang Trail can be viewed at publicstairs.com. The opening ceremonies took place Friday.
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In a bid to head off the potential for a postal strike affecting municipal property tax notices, West Kelowna is getting a jump on mailing them out. The district’s finance department has prepared the 2011 notices and has made arrangements with its contractors to have them in the mail last week. That is one week earlier than normal. The earliest unionized Canada Post employees can give 72-hour strike notice is Tuesday, meaning a work stoppage would start Friday. May 27. “In view of the fact that approximately 93 per cent of our 1,400 notices are mailed within B.C. and another six per cent plus are mailed to other Canadian addresses, staff are confident that 99 per cent plus of our notices will be delivered prior to the earliest potential work stoppage date,” said Lorne Raymond, the district’s manager of finance. He said the extra work to get the notices out early took 10 extra hours of staff time and cost less than $500 in overtime. This year, property taxes must be paid by July 7. If not paid by 4:30 p.m. on that day, a 10 per cent penalty will be applied.
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WESTSIDE ▼ SENIORS
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Many senior drivers decide to drive as little as possible during the winter, so with the arrival of spring, those drivers are back on Okanagan roads and some are even preparing for long distance trips. The Kelowna & District Safety Council will host a 55 Alive driving class on Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to help seniors become safer drivers. “Attending a 55 Alive course is a great way for seniors to refresh their skills and review traffic law,” said Tania Meyer, executive director of the KDSC. “The class also helps mature drivers adapt to the many changes that they face—increasingly heavy traffic conditions, new traffic signs, and new roundabouts and HOV or bike lanes. “Some senior drivers have the additional challenge of dealing with changes in their own reaction times, hearing, vision, or mobility. 55 Alive will give participants coping strategies for dealing with aggressive drivers and with the other stresses associated with driving in today’s urban traffic.” Expert Hearing Solutions has returned as a sponsor of KDSC’s 55 Alive programs. Their sponsorship and support allows KDSC to offer the classes for only $35. Keeping the class affordable means that more drivers will be able to attend and benefit from the course. To register or for more information, contact KDSC at 250-765-3163.
▼ NEW JOB
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ith my first official report as your new Member of Parliamentelect, I would like to start out by thanking the more than 53,000 of you who came out to have your vote counted. Earning support from so many of you is a deeply humbling experience and one that I will always be mindful of as your reptresentative in Ottawa. I would also like to thank my fellow candidates and their supporters. f Collectively, they earned nearly 46 per cent of the vote. I believe the issues raised by other candidates are clearly ones that matter to a number of you and should not be overlooked. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper noted in his election night com-
Dan Albas ments, we will govern in a way that respects the views of all Canadians as we move forward. Within the riding, Green Party candidate Dan Bouchard kindly offered to share some of his ideas with me on connecting with youth. I am glad to report that we discussed a number of Dan’s ideas to encourage youth participation in the democratic process. I look forward to further work in this area over the coming term of office. I was also able to at-
tend one of the events at the Southern Interior Local Government Association’s recent convention in Merritt. It was a pleasure to see many familiar and some new faces amongst our local mayors, councillors and regional district directors. I know from my experience in local government how important it is for all levels of government to work cooperatively and efficiently to deliver affordable services for the citizen’s who elect us. We must always respect that there is only one taxpayer who is supporting our various levels of government. Speaking of local government, during my time on Penticton city council, I created a blog that I
found was a helpful and effective tool in communicating with citizens on issues we were facing in the city. During my campaign, I pledged to create a similar blog reflective of my new position in Ottawa. I am now able to announce my new blog site web address is www.daninottawa.com. It is a modest personal site created on a shoestring budget, but I intend to keep it updated with my activities. And I also hope to hear from you, the citizens of Okanagan-Coquihalla. Communication is important to me and your input is welcome and needed. I am also in the process of setting up a new email address that will ensure your email will go
directly to my personal inbox, where I can read your concerns firsthand. If you have suggestions or would like to meet with me, please call me at 250-770-4480. This is the same number as was used by former MP Stockwell Day and both it, and the office address of suite 202, 301 Main Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 5B7, will remain the same for now. This weekend, I will be departing for Ottawa. While I’m not looking forward to the five-hour flight, I am looking forward to meeting with my counterparts from around this great country. There will be a new dynamic in Ottawa and
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WESTSIDE ▼ ENVIRONMENT
We shouldn’t expect the kids to clean up our mess I turned 75 in March. That means I probably won’t be around to see the worst impacts of climate change or any other looming environmental disasters—or the much brighter future that may emerge if we get off our butts to address the problems. But I’m also a father and grandfather, and because I care about my children and grandchildren, and all the world’s children, I continue to work and to speak out about environmental challenges and solutions. Climate change is already having noticeable impacts around the world, including food shortages, increasing extreme weather events, shrinking glaciers and ice caps, and rising sea levels. We’ve already upset the atmospheric carbon balance, so the more we ignore the problem, the worse it will get. It’s unconscionable that we would condemn our children and grandchildren to an increasingly bleak future, especial-
David Suzuki ly when readily available solutions would help to resolve many other global problems. Cleaner sources of energy would reduce pollution and the health problems that go along with it. Improving social justice would help give people the time, resources, and inclination to focus on environmental issues and improving their quality of life. Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels would resolve crises that threaten political and economic stability. It shouldn’t be up to young people to clean up the messes we have made. After all, we don’t even allow them to vote— to choose who will make decisions on their behalf.
And they will be most affected by the decisions made today. But because so many adults have abdicated their responsibility to the world and its children, youth are taking matters into their own hands. One young person in the U.S., 16-year-old Alec Loorz, is even taking his government to court over its inaction on climate change. He and others have launched actions against state and federal governments in an attempt to have the atmosphere declared a “public trust” that must be protected, a concept that has been used to clean up polluted rivers and coastlines. “We will let the world know that climate change is not about money, it’s not about power, it’s not about convenience,” he says. “It’s about our future. It’s about the survival of this and every generation to come.” Alec Loorz started an organization called iM-
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atter when he was just 13. He has rallied youth from around the world to march during the second week of May to raise awareness about climate change. He argues that children have “the moral authority” to ask their parents and leaders, “Do I matter to you?” It’s a question that deserves an answer. For many adults, the honest answer would have to be, “No, we’re more concerned about cheap gas, the economy, profits for the fossil fuel industry, and having more stuff.” Reading about Alec
Loorz reminded me of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. My daughter Severn, who was just 12, gave a speech that silenced the delegates and brought many to tears. During her talk she asked the adults, “Are we even on your list of priorities?” She also reminded them that “losing a future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market.” After her speech, a reporter said to her, “Yeah, we’ve done a pretty lousy job of taking care of the environment, but you kids are different; you’ll lead
the way.” I was astonished by her reply. “Oh,” she said, “Is that the excuse for adults to do nothing? Besides, you are our role models. We copy what you do, so how can you expect us to be any different?” Severn is now a mother herself, and I’m proud that she takes her commitment to her child and to all children seriously. As well as being a great mom, she works hard to raise awareness about environmental issues through her writing, speaking, and TV appearances.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to help clean up the messes we’ve made. We also owe them respect and support when they get involved and push us to do more for the world. Parents must become eco-warriors on behalf of their children, because their future should be as important to us as it is to them. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation communications and editorial specialist Ian Hanington. www.davidsuzuki.org.
▼ ICBC RATE HIKES
Hasty political expedience may negate sound reason for increase
CBC proposes an overhaul to its rate structure, saying that they have been listening to motorists who say safe drivers should not have to pay the same rates as those with speeding tickets or those who’ve caused a couple of collisions. The proposal is stopped in its tracks. The Opposition throws out rhetoric: “Stop the highway robbery. End it before it starts.” It becomes a political hot potato. The end result? ICBC has been sent, in the words of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Shirley Bond, back to the drawing board. The admonished ICBC president withdrew the proposal, apologizing for ICBC’s failure to do a good enough job of communicating with the public and with government about the changes they were considering. The plan from here is to undertake a province wide consultation and rethink the proposal. It all makes me want to throw up. Politics has gotten in the way. Again. I don’t know the details of the proposed rate overhaul. I do know, with absolute certainty, that it was politics and not the merits
Paul Hergott of the proposal that has sent it back to the drawing board. The B.C. Liberals have learned their political lesson. Their failure to properly market the HST has cost them dearly. Requiring ICBC to undertake a province wide consultation is politically astute. Politically astute? Yes. Good for British Columbians? Hell no. Don’t we elect our political leaders to govern? Doesn’t that mean doing the hard work of making decisions on our behalf to make British Columbia a better place to live? Should they have to mess around with public advertising campaigns for every step they take? I don’t give a flying fig about what British Columbians think about ICBC’s proposed rate structure overhaul. Is that anti-democratic? I, like other British Columbians, am ignorant about the full details of existing rate struc-
tures and the proposal to change them. I am confident that our democratically elected political leaders will make informed decisions on my behalf. Why do I care? Do I have a squeaky clean driving record such that I stand to benefit from a new rate structure that “rewards” that? I’ve written before the importance of looking at self-interest when consid-
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ering a person’s opinion. So where is Paul Hergott coming from on this? I care because rate structures are not about fairness. Rate structures are not about rewarding good drivers and punishing bad drivers, notwithstanding ICBC’s public comments to the contrary. Rate structures are about reducing crashes. The steady stream of
crash injury victims coming through my door points to the reality that the risk of causing injury is not sufficient to motivate British Columbians to change our driving habits. The brilliant new hefty impaired driving penalties are bringing about success in the battle against impaired driving. Logically, heftier financial penalties for bad driving will do the same in the battle against bad driving generally. ICBC comes up with a new rate structure that will help motivate British Columbians to drive safer, and I want it implemented. I want it in place right now, not after extensive public consultation. I want our leaders to lead. Even one crash is too many. Anything that will cause us to pay the heck more attention when we are behind the wheel will reduce crashes. Hitting us in the pocket book seems to be the only reliable way to do that. Hit us. Hit us hard. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lightning swimmers excel Lightning struck at the Kelowna second annual long course meet at the H2O pool May 6 to 8 as 35 Liquid Lightning Swim Club members took 23 firsts, 33 seconds and 18 thirds to finish second in points to Kamloops. Lightning swimmers earned 125 personal best times including Elizabeth Aguiar, Kirsten Allen, Scott Andreen, Zach DaSilva, Alex Diaz, Chantelle Douglas, Jessica Forbes, Andraya Skrlac, Lucas Tyler, William Zittlau, Sara Roggeveen, Sarah Collier, Kiana Lowe, Nick Oliver, Isley Owens and Dylan DaSilva. The Lightning broke 19 individual club records and four relay records. Emil Dimitrov, head coach of the Lightning, said his swimmers showed great team spirit and quality racing at the meet. “I believe most of the swimmers learned a
lesson about how important the warm down is as well,” he said. In the girls 13 and 14 division, Elizabeth Aguiar, 14, swam a 2:36.93 in preliminaries to break Julianne Rempel’s 200 metre butterfly record from 2006. Aguiar won the 50 m. butterfly with a personal best 32.01. Chenoa Bondar, 13, swam a 4:58.11 in the 400 m. freestyle to break Erin Carlyle’s record from 2000. In girls 15 and over, Kierra Smith, 17, won the 200 m. butterfly with a 2:30.48 beating her own club record. Smith also won the 50 m. breaststroke, 100 m. free. Smith, Makayla Skrlac, Christina Russo and Danielle Douglas teamed up to set a club record in the 400 m. freestyle relay. In the boys 10 and under division Dylan DaSilva swam a 1:15.46
in the 100 m. freestyle to break Craig Mathieson’s mark from June 2008, a 5:50.63 in the 400 m. freestyle and a 1:27:87 in the 100 m. back breaking a pair of Mike Crone’s records from June 1999. In boys 11 and 12, Zach DaSilva, 12, broke Jan Engel’s club record from 2003 and won the 100 m. backstroke with a 1:17.33. Zach also set a record in the 200 m. backstroke with a 2:49.56 good fro first place. Lucas Tyler, 11, set records in the 200 m. freestyle with a 2:24.53, the 100 m. butterfly with a 1:16.12, to break Jan Engel’s record from 2003, and a 2:54.21 in the 200 m. butterfly, to shatter Angus Mathieson’s record from July 2008. Tyler won the 200 fly and the 400 m. freestyle. In the boys 13 and 14 division, Alex Diaz set a club record with a 19:20.88 in the 1500 m.
freestyle breaking Quinn Kristiansen’s mark from 2010. Quinn Kristiansen won the 50 m. backstroke with a 34.21 to break Luke McIntosh’s record from last year. Kosta Prodanovic, 17, broke his own club record to win the 50 m. butterfly with a 28.42. Prodanovic swam a 2:28.36 in the 200 m. individual medley for a club record. He won the 100 m. backstroke. Anthony Russo set a pair of records. He swam a 1:05.51 in the 100 m. butterfly to break Prodanovic’s record from last year and a 2:55.41 in the 200 m. fly for a club record. Russo won the 200 m. breaststroke. Mitch Segal set a record in the 400 m. I.M. with a 5:37.02.Segal also won the 50 m. breaststroke. Prodanovic, Segal, Kristiansen and Russo teamed up to set club records in the 200 m. freestyle and the 400 m. free-
LIQUID LIGHTNING swimmer Will Zittlau, 14, swam to a 100 per cent personal best time at the Kelowna AquaJets’ annual Long Course Meet at H2O, May 6 to 8. style relays. Scott Andreen joined Segal, Russo and Prodanovic to set a club record in the 200 m. medley relay. Danielle Douglas, 14, won the 50 m. freestyle and the 100 m. freestyle. Lacey Falkingham, 14, won the 50 m. breaststroke. Kate Aguiar, 18, won the 200 m. backstroke. Chris Basisty, 11, won the boys 12 and under 50 m. backstroke. Christina Russo, 15, won the 100 m. and 50 m. butterfly events as well as the 200 m. butterfly. Jennifer Short, 16, won the 50 m. and 100 m. breaststroke events.
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4 Cylinder, Front Wheel Drive, 1 Owner, Leather
Automatic, 6 Cylinder, Loaded, Excellent Condition, Ready for Summer, 74,000 Miles
Hours: MON-FRI 8:30-7:00 • SAT 9-5
14,900 14 900
1200 Leathead Rd., Kelowna, B.C. 250-491-2475 www.kelownatoyota.com
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V6 Automatic, Alloys, o e Seat Power
3.0L, 6 Cylinder, Automatic, 4WD, Beautiful Luxuryy 34,000 kms
28,900 28 900
22,900 22 900
22,900 22 2 900 9
20,900 20 900
AWD, alloys, sunroof
11,900 11 900
5 spd, alloys, A/C, only 37,000 kms
$ STK# 13336A ST
Trusted for over 41 Years
Auto, a/c, excellent, fuel economy, only 85,000 kms.
STK# ST T P3507
2009 TOYOTA VENZA AWD
PPower seat, fog lights, dual zone, climate control, only 40,000 kms. SSTK# 3656
SLE, leather, 54,000 kms.
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