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TYREL GRIFFITH is looking forward to going to his first Briar as a member of the Jim Cotter rink, representing B.C.

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plete is also anticipated to bring an additional 85 jobs to the region, as area businesses aim to meet ArmorWorks outsourcing needs.



Snagging the contract is a major coup for the Canadian leg of the company, said Perciballi, which has only been operational for the last 18 months. “This is the first contract awarded (by General Dynamics) to ArmorWorks Canada and I hope

it’s the start of a long mutual relationship,” he said, noting that the American counterpart of the company has been going strong since the ’90s. Ken Yamashita, the manager of corporate affairs for General Dynamics said that ArmorWorks was competitive both on price and in terms of the quality of the work it put forward. “We welcome the addition of these ArmorWorks products to our vehicle which will help us to provide the best possible protection for the Canadian soldier,” he said, noting that the light armored vehicle it produces is a key military asset, used for transporting personnel. “We must always remember that soldiers enSee Contract A19


LITTLE HOCKEY VILLAGERS…The Westbank First Nation Preschool and Daycare hosted a Hockeyville fanfest parade of athletes Wednesday, complete with drummers and flags followed by a minitournament for three to four-year-olds.West Kelowna is in the running to be named Kraft Hocketville 2012.


Former proposed Kelowna jail site to be sold by government Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Liquor distribution warehouses and unused lands were held up in Tuesday’s budget as some of the assets the province is willing to trade-off for a shot at financial solvency. So it’s fitting the site near a defunct, Okanag-

an whiskey distillery, once slated for a provincial jail in Kelowna, will be put up for sale in the name of “prudence”—a word repeated often by Finance Minster Kevin Falcon during this year’s budget announcement. “Now the new provincial jail has been announced for the area

around Oliver, the land the province owns on the border of Lake Country is no longer necessary,” said MLA Norm Letnick, adding local context to the provincial budget. “The government has determined that it will be put up for sale as well as other sites around the province.”


There’s an estimated $700 million worth of lands across the province that the government deemed devoid of strategic benefit, other than an immediate revenue generator. As they liquidate, said Letnick, the benefits could continue to radiate out into the community, as in-

vestment dollars turn into jobs and further economic development. Spurring further economic growth in the Okanagan, he added, are more immediate measures aimed at helping Kelowna’s flagging home-building industry. First-time home buyers are eligible for a tax

credit of up to $10,000 if they buy or build a new home in B.C. between Feb. 21 and April 1, 2013. There’s also a Seniors Home Renovation Tax Credit that amounts to up to $1,000, annually. Combined with a previous announcement that the government will raise its new-housing HST re-


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Garbage truck driver says he was fired for opposing camera Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The fallout over a camera in the cab of a Kelowna garbage truck has cost at least one OK Environmental Waste Services driver his job. Shane Collins, who took a picture of the camera attached to the inside of the windshield of an OK Environmental Waste Systems truck to watch the driver, said he was fired on Monday. The picture appeared in the media and on websites late last

week. “We live in a society where there are cameras around us all the time. I felt enough is enough,” said an unrepentant Collins on Tuesday. He said during a meeting with company officials Monday, he was shown surveillance video of himself taking the photograph prior to heading out on a collection round. The video also showed he did not do part of a mandatory pre-route truck inspection. “That’s the reason they gave for firing me,

but I know it was because of the camera,” said Collins. They were pretty mad about it and felt it has given the company a bad name.” Collins said at first when asked about the picture he denied taking it, something he now admits was a mistake. And despite the firing, he said prior to the installation of the camera, he felt OK Environmental Waste Systems was a good company to work for. But he added he did not regret speaking out

about the camera. He said he has spoken to a lawyer about the firing. News of the camera installation angered drivers last week and their reaction was widely covered in both the local and the provincial media last week. At the time, drivers’ representative Andrew Shepherd said the drivers were concerned about an invasion of their privacy, both while on the job and on their breaks. Concerns were raised

about who would see the pictures captured by the camera, how and where they would be stored and for how long. The camera was also felt to block part of the view out the front window, something Shepherd said could be a safety concern. Complaints were reportedly filed with the B.C. Privacy Commissioner on Friday. Contacted on Tuesday, Shepherd said he could not comment further. As was the case last week, calls to the com-

pany were referred to owner Lance Shaw, who was not available. Reportedly out of the country last week, he is believed to have returned on the weekend. Attempts were made to contact him Tuesday but calls from the Capital News were not returned. Last week, OK Environmental Waste supervisor R.J Fajna, said the company has been testing several “safety” features in its trucks. It’s not clear if the camera was considered one those safe-

ty features. Collins said he has been told the original camera has now been removed from the truck in which it was installed. OK Environmental Waste Systems has contracts with all the municipalities in the Central Okanagan and the regional district to pick up residential garbage and recycling each week. Garbage trucks here use an automated collection system controlled by the driver in the cab of the truck.


Work underway for first ecovillage They’ve been endorsed by Prince Charles and are popping up around the world, now the Okanagan is building an ecovillage. Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

The architect set to design the Okanagan’s first ecovillage says it’s a way to upscale your lifestyle without increasing your budget. An ecovillage combines co-housing—where residents live in their own homes but share in a common area, some common meals and the expense of running a property— with an additional selfsufficient component like farming or retail space. The idea is to live off the land as much as possible, generating electricity, food and so forth to cut living expenses. “Some people argue it’s simply a conscious effort to do what used to happen naturally,” said Charles Durrett, who has

designed 50 such communities with his wife and partner Kathryn McCamant. “These are people who are motived to live lighter on the planet and make other people’s life easier and better.” The impetus for the Okanagan project came from a Lower Mainlandbased physician who was looking for exactly this balance between community and cost savings. Not wanting to spend his life commuting to and from one suburb to another to pay for a home he could ill afford, Dr. Gwyllyn Goddard purchased a property in Lumby. He thought he would move his family to the country and spend more time enjoying them and less time working to pay an exorbitant mortgage. The lot purchased is, by all descriptions, a stunning riverside lot capable of drawing would-be residents from across the country it’s so beautiful. Yet the thought of starting a hobby farm and living outside a small city like Vernon, after living in Vancouver, didn’t really

sit entirely right. “I didn’t see myself being happy out there with just me and my family close by,” he said. The doctor then spotted Yarrow, an ecovillage in Chilliwack, where residents are farming and about to start a retail sector on the main street in the town. “I realized this is probably something that’s possible to do on our property,” said Goddard. He started introducing the idea with an opening seminar held at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in November, and now has roughly 15 families committed to a workshop this weekend. The workshop and feasibility study come with a $450 price tag, ensuring those who show up are committed to moving forward. “I’m the type of person who follows a lot of geopolitics and trends, soft fascism…problems throughout the world with the environment, economic collapse, overprinting money…All of this stuff is affecting the standard of living for you and I. I couldn’t see myself be-

ing one of these couples, two people going to work all day to pay for a house that’s not worth as much as I was paying,” said Goddard. The weekend workshop will go into detail on how co-housing works, look at the land available and the opportunities for earning revenue and growing food on the plot. “I expect there will be a fair amount of bureaucratic hurdles to get through,” said Durrett, noting the area has not seen housing of this type before. “Historically we’ve had really good luck…” he said. “Largely because most municipalities figure their job is to protect the consumers. In this case, it’s the co-housing group protecting themselves so (government intervention) would actually be hampering them.” The workshop will be held at the Rotary Centre Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Information can be found at or by making contact with the group through Goddard at or Vivian vivolynn@gmail. com.



A house in Lake Country was gutted by fire early Tuesday morning. The Lodge Road blaze broke out before 4 a.m. and the cause has yet to be determined. Four people inside the residence escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs.


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12 per cent jump over the three years. The increases for residential customers over the next three years will add a total of $12.44 a month for water and $1.02 for sewers. For 2012 alone, the average increase to city water residential users will be $3.54 a month and residential sewer customers will see an increase $0.24 a month.

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a few highlights for Okanaganites, the budget on a whole was aimed at keeping the status quo as economic powerhouses across the globe work out their own issues. Spending on sectors like health and education has been curbed from years past. There is a growing allotment, but it’s said not to meet the cost growth. Medical-service premiums and tobacco taxes, are on the rise and an anticipated tax cut for small

businesses was scrapped. It also offeres the first corporate-tax hikes— one per cent—since the B.C. Liberal Party came to power in 2001, and announced a pretty hefty deficit. Projecting a shortfall of $968 million this fiscal year—a surplus is expected in the following two years—and economic growth of a mere 1.8 per cent, some critics have said the Liberals have changed their political

stripes but Letnick said he wasn’t discouraged. He said he believed Falcon delivered a “responsible” budget, reminiscent of past Social Credit governments. “It’s not acceptable for governments to run up large deficits and put a lot of debt on future tax payers,” said Letnick. It’s no longer the way governments should operate.” He was also pleased to see the government look inward in its quest for pru-

dence. “All Crown corporations will have to look at their executive salaries,” he said. “People are struggling to make better lives for families, then we see large bonuses. That didn’t sit well with me and I’m happy to see the finance minister was of the same mind.” The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce immedately came out in support of the budget.


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B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair blasted the housing bonus, which he said goes mainly to wealthy people who can afford new homes, while government services for seniors, forestry and other needs can’t keep up. “Right now we have the smallest public sector in the country, so obviously we’re struggling to meet those services,” Sinclair said. “The message of this budget is, if you’re the one per cent, we’re going to take care of you, we’re going to make sure you’re well off. And by the way, if you want to buy your second vacation home in Whistler, we’re going to give you a tax deduction for that up to 10 grand.”

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economic pressures. “BC Greens have concerns that the government is staking B.C.’s future on trade of our non-renewable resources, gambling revenue and consumer spending, and revenue from our crown corporations which the auditor general has questioned,” said leader Jane Sterk. “BC Greens believe the sale of assets produces a one-time cash inflow that distorts revenue. “


The provincial budget continues the former Campbell government’s tradition of having midand low-income British Columbians pay increased fees and taxes to make up for poor economic management, said CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill. “Instead of looking to innovation and new ways of doing things, the BC Liberals continue to raise fees and actually make cuts to key sectors of the government like advanced education,” he said. Premier Christy Clark actually cut the budget for post-secondary educationand once again increased tuition fees, putting the dream of college or uni-

versity out of reach for far too many B.C. families.


Despite rising costs for B.C. ratepayers, the provincial government is continuing its practice of taking dividends from both BC Hydro and ICBC, says the union representing workers at the two Crown Corporations. The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, local 378 said that dividends should either be used to pay down deferral account debt, in the case of BC Hydro, or be returned to B.C. drivers as a rebate, in the case of ICBC. Instead, both Crown Corporations are funnelling money from British Columbians into provincial government general revenue. “This government is siphoning over $1 billion from ICBC alone,” said COPE 378 president David Black. “In B.C., the government says thank you very much and pockets the money. And the employees who’ve made ICBC such a success have been told not to expect a wage increase—not even to keep up with the cost of living.”

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Therapeutic riding farm embarks on a search for students Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

It’s a first. The Arion Therapeutic Farm needs students. Since its opening three years ago, the therapeutic farm has found a property to operate from, a full complement of horses, students to fill 100 riding spots and funds to offer vocational programs for everyone from kids to adults—a success story beyond most people’s

wildest dreams. Month after month, it has meant an ongoing quest to find money to fund all of the ideas shaping under the non-profit organization’s umbrella as it becomes a resource for those with a wide variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. “My mission when I started this charity was that people would never start and stop. People need life-long support,� said founder Heather Hender-

son, from the farm offices this week. As such, the farm finds ways for people with and without government funding to take part in therapeutic rides. Adults with a wide range of disabilities have lived on the East Kelowna property, and continue to do so, while others get vocational training through work programs. “I hate hearing people say: ‘Oh Arion’s too expensive,’� she said. “I always tell them, if you


can’t afford it, come talk to me.� That’s meant an endless search for scraps of funding and on-going brainstorming about ways to make the farm self-sustaining. But Henderson now finds herself in an unusual position. Rather than looking for funds for various programs this winter, she is looking for students. The farm has just received $25,000 and needs to find school-aged children to put the money to work. “We’re not used to this,� said Henderson. “I’m always looking for volunteers. I’m always looking for money, but I’m never looking for clients to fill spaces.� The $25,000 was awarded from The Tree of Hope, a Kelowna-based charity built around The


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Killing long gun registry and fighting crime in cyberspace


ast week was an epic one on Parliament Hill. On Wednesday a historic vote was taken in support on ending the long-gun registry. It passed 159 to 130. Government MPs and some members of the NDP voted to send the bill on to the Senate, which is the final step before the registry is dismantled. The long-gun registry has cost Canadian taxpayers over $2 billion and guns con-

Dan Albas tinue to be used in crime, regardless of being registered or not.

Although an overwhelming number of constituents support ending the registry, I did hear from some who are opposed. In my speech during debate on the bill, while I support ending the registry, I made it clear that we must focus on other more effective means to support gun control. More comprehensive licensing requirements, increased gun education and a stronger screening process includ-

ing greater background checks are some of the initiatives that can help keep guns away from irresponsible owners. Meanwhile, I had intended to cover Bill C-30 in greater detail this week. But as the bill has now been sent directly to committee for further review and potential revision, it would be more appropriate to wait until the committee’s work concludes. For those of you unfamiliar with bill C-30, it

is the bill often referred to as the government online spy bill. Rather than discuss the specific language, I believe we should all think about the real intent. As it stands today, if your vehicle is involved in a hit and run and you report the license plate of the vehicle that hit you to the police, it is understood that basic information of the suspect vehicle is available to the cops to allow for an investigation

and potentially an arrest. But this same basic information that is available to police in the real world is not currently available in the online world. Identity theft, fraud, and child pornography are all criminal acts that occur with increasing regularity online. The fact is committing a crime online is far easier as the police do not have the same basic tools currently available in everyday policing when it

comes to the Internet. We must recognize that this information is increasingly being used for criminal purposes. As a society we will need to decide if we support law enforcement having the ability to deal with online crime. This is an area that I would like to hear your input. Dan Albas is the MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla and can be reached at:


Farm officials used to looking for volunteers, money, not clients Arion from A7 and is designed to target those with unique challenges. The farm offers a pick-up service from certain school locations and aims to help its clients improve concentration levels, learn compassion and

trust, gain independence and develop new friendships. For kids who are not in school during the day, the daytime Club Arion offers the same activities, though from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Club Arion After-School runs from 2:45 to 6 p.m.

Both programs begin March 3, running through June 22. The farm is still running several fundraising drives this year including a Raise the Roof campaign aimed to generate $100,000 to cover the cost of the main riding ring

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Pepper spray used to quell man An 18-year-old West Kelowna man is in the hospital after police interrvention stopped him from hurting himself. Just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Kelowna RCMP received a report of a disturbance at the Boys and Girls Club on Richter Street. Police were alerted

that a man was acting irrationally, uttering threats and was in possession of a razor blade. The staff took precautions to ensure the children’s safety inside the premises. When police arrived, the man’s words and actions led RCMP to believe that he was about to harm himself or some-

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n Feb. 25, the Central Okanagan Hospice Association will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Since its inception, the organization has served the needs of those facing the end of life. Beryl Baldeo, Shirley Jensen and others were the founders and today it has over 200 active volunteers who serve individuals and their families in homes, long-term care facilities, the hospital and at Hospice House. Congratulations to my sister Tracy Nyboe of REMAX/Kelowna on receiving the prestigious 100 Per Cent Club Award. This makes 12 years in a row that she has received this award. Way to go sis. You will absolutely love this gourmet popcorn. Queen B Kettle Korn is made and distributed right here in Kelowna by Bobby and John Mills. They started the business in 2002 originally distributing the product at the Farmers Market and with its success went commercial in 2005. Their flavours are kettle korn, caramel corn,


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San Francisco in California. Call 250-862-3103. The Lake Tai Restaurant, formerly on Pandosy Street, has relocated to 1958 Kirschner Road and is now open. Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Lon Chang and Rose Lin, it is one of the Okanagan’s only complete vegetarian restaurants, specializing in full-course vegetarian meals. It is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can eat in or take out. Call 778478-9931 or just drop in. Csek Creative has acquired PromarkDesigns. com from Ric Lazare. The acquisition adds more than 300 clients to Csek’s portfolio. The acquisition of Promark made a great deal of sense to Csek Creative, as it has developed some powerful technology and this will provide it access to a larger client base in the Valley. Promark’s customers will enjoy the benefit of enhanced services and offerings with Csek, whichhas developed a very

strong business process and will continue to grow its model though business development and acquisition. Niki King, who has been with Promark for 11 years, will be moving to the Csek Creative team. Csek Creative is a leading internet and digital company that operates and The combined group offers web hosting, website design, web programming, search engine positioning and optimization, web market and digital strategy services. Call Jim or Nikki Csek at 250-862-8010 or visit Former Mayor Sharon Shepherd will recieve the Gert Beadle Award at the International Women’s Day Celebrations on March 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Laurel Packing House. Organized by the Okanagan College Women’s Resource Center, the event will coincide with International Women’s Day. This year’s theme will be Women in Politics and is meant to highlight the ambivalence many women feel toward political involvement and politics in general. The award recognizes an individ-

ual who has demonstrated commitment to women’s equality and social justice. Call Ann McKinnon at 250-762-5445. Photographer and long-time Feng Shui expert, Vicky Stefopoulou, has opened a rather unique shop—a photo studio and home décor store all in one. LaPoza Photo Studio and Ambience Home Décor has opened in the north end of town, at 1175 Gordon Drive (corner of Gordon and Clement). To start with, Vicky is a photographer who does portraits, boudoir, pets, location and architecture photography right in her studio on Gordon. Along with that, the shop if full of props that she uses in her photography. What’s unique is that the props are also for sale as part of her home décor store. The small shop and back warehouse has handcarved rock Buddha’s, North American, European and Asian accessories, antiques, Edwardian pieces, art, console tables, benches, wooden baskets, curios, area rugs, iron pieces and iron garden gates. Call 250-717-3735 or better yet, just drop in and browse. Matt Gomez is a new


VICKY STEFOPOULOU has opend LaPoza Photo Studio and Ambiance Home Decor on Gordon Drive. business developer for Acro Media. The company helps clients who are suffering from a lack of leads, concerned they are not being found online or simply embarrassed with their current website. Matt arrived in Kelowna from the UK via five continents, having travelled to 30 countries over three years. Previously, in the UK, he was airport manager at London’s Luton

Airport, a facility with annual passenger figures of more than nine million. Call 250-763-8884 or mgomez@acromediainc. com; www.acromediainc. com. Charity Solutions is a new business with local representative Craig Sanford, who also owns Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements. The comSee DeHart A9

Final Notice: Hired Equipment Registration Okanagan Shuswap District The Okanagan Shuswap District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire for the fiscal year of 2012/2013, which begins April 1, 2012. This area geographically covers the area from the United States border, east to Osoyoos, west of Princeton and north of Salmon Arm. All individuals or companies registered in 2011 will have received invitations by mail to re-register hired equipment for 2012. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can register online at or contact the District Office in Kelowna to obtain the appropriate forms. Any individuals who were not registered in 2010/2011, but wish to have equipment listed are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up-to-date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is midnight on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.


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Charity Solutions offers special auction items DeHart from A8 pany assists in making fundraising events a success by using its own silent auction items. At no cost to you, it provides a variety of attractive auction items for any event. The items are based on the organizers needs and are available at that time with a large variety to choose from. Items include autographed sports memorabilia, wall art, home décor, ladies jewellery and purses, collectibles, travel and event packages. You place the items in your auction, amongst your items, with a reserve minimum bid on each item. Any amounts received above the reserve bid you keep. You collect the full amount from your bidders and then pay Charity Solutions the reserve amount after the event is over. If any item does not reach the reserve bid amount, Charity Solutions takes the item back at no cost. For more info call Craig at 250-862-1997 or craig@ www. Local author Clinton D. Williams has published a book, Love Me With All Of Your Heart Or Leave Me With All Of Mine. It is about parent alienation and the effects of emotional abuse. It states that when a child is taught to hate a person to win the hate war, the effects are devastating. If this goes unseen, the child may turn into a parent who continues the cycle. The book is about stopping this cycle in a positive and motivating way. Clinton will be at a book-signing and launch at Mosaic Books on Bernard Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. The book may

also be ordered on-line at www.lovemeorleaveme. ca. His e-mail is info@ Summerhill Pyramid Winery has joined Canada in celebrating 70 years of diplomacy with Russia, with specially labeled organic wines to mark the anniversary of diplomatic relations. The wines were commissioned by the Canadian Embassy in Moscow to use for commemorative events and will feature renowned Canadian artist Robert Bateman’s sketch of the Canadian Embassy in Moscow on the labels. The winery already enjoys an existing relationship with Bateman’s Get to Know Society, which offers a line of organic wines marketed in Canada and the U.S. that sports Bateman’s artwork. The CMA BC is holding its first Interior conference in Kelowna March 10. The conference was conceived based on continuous requests from their members in the Interior to hold a CPLD/ conference event within their chapter. It is a great opportunity if you are looking for additional PD, there are topics that might interest you or just to meet other CMAs, sign up today. Carson Chan, the chair man of the Okanagan chapter. Jessica Jones tragically lost her 42-year oldmother Suzette Jones to a brain tumor. Her friends are hosting a charity event for Jessica on March 3 from 1 p.m. to 3p.m. at Royal LePage Place in Wet Kelonwa to support her trust fund. There will be a ringette game between the Kelowna Chiefs and the Kelowna AA Ringette team, which will be competing in the

national championships in April. During the intermission, Jessica’s novice team will play an exhibition game. There will be a silent auction and a TELUS critter toss with several prizes. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling 250-768-9923. All proceeds will be going to the Jessica Jones Trust fund at BMO Westside.

The 13th annual Kelowna Home Show is this weekend, Feb. 24 to 26 at Prospera Place with TV personalities Jillian Harris and Andrew Downward. www.showswork. com. Birthdays of the week—Happy 75th Dave Laing (Feb. 6); Happy 50th Tom Dyas, TD Benefit Solutions (Feb. 20); Anita Kinasewich (Feb. 23); Ben Bod-

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anada’s finance minister earlier this month put the final exclamation mark on the legacy of the Me Generation. After saddling our children with a burgeoning debt and allowing tuition fees to climb to a level that puts post-secondary education out of reach for far too many Canadians, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said that those under 50 should not expect the same pension benefits enjoyed by their parents. Speaking at an event in Oshawa, Friday, Flaherty said any

changes to Old Age Security won’t take effect until at least 2020. It is the ultimate profile in political cowardice. It is a move designed to shift the financial burden onto the next generation, thus mitigating the political risk of alienating Canada’s seniors and the political clout they wield. Yes, Canada’s debt is reaching unsustainable levels. And yes, governments at all levels need to take action to bring spending under control. But the government has an obligation to look at all areas for potential


cuts and a duty to investigate any possible new revenue sources. Most importantly, the government must ensure that the sacrifice is shared by those from all walks of life and all income levels. But the Conservatives have kept any other trial balloons tethered tightly to the ground. Ottawa is still committed to spending billions on F-35 fighter jets for the Canadian military. Prime Minister Stephen Harper hasn’t backed off his support of Bill C-10 and the funding it will commit to the construction

of more prisons. And when a group of politicians of all political stripes—backed by provincial health officers—called for changes to Canada’s marijuana laws, the prime minister dismissed it out of hand, with no consideration of the millions in enforcement costs it would eliminate and billions in potential tax revenue it would create. The government have shown it’s in no hurry to tighten its belt on issues it has an appetite for, only a willingness to stick the next generation with the tab. Penticton Western News

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s MLAs resumed their raucous legislature arguments over a municipal auditor-general, the B.C. government’s own watchdog cut through the noise with a devastating audit of the state of Crown forests. Auditor General John Doyle’s survey of the province’s vast forest comes at a critical time. A team of forest ministry experts is examining the situation at Burns Lake, to see if the Babine Lake Forest Products sawmill can be rebuilt, after a tragic explosion and fire on Jan. 20. Babine was one of a string of high-volume mills along Highway 16 in northwestern B.C. that have been working their way through the enor-

mous stock of decaying pine that surrounds them. The “shelf life” of these trees is estimated to extend to 2019, but that’s a best-case scenario. In reality the expanse affected by pest and disease is much more complex. The B.C. government touts its Forests for Tomorrow program that started in 2005 with a boost of federal funds to restock B.C.’s burned and beetle-killed forests. More than 14 million seedlings are to be planted this year and up to 21.5 million next year.

Total planting is about 200 million trees this year, most done by industry as a condition of Crown timber licenses, as has been the practice since 1987. Is it enough, in this Tom Fletcher era of climate shift, massive die-off and fires? Doyle says no. “We noted a significant gap between the total area replanted by the ministry and the total area suitable for replanting,” the auditor writes. “The ministry has not indicated how this low level of silviculture investment reconciles with its legislated mandate to achieve long-term timber bene-


fits and to maintain or enhance future timber supply.” And he criticizes the quality of industry reforestation, describing a tendency to choose “the least-cost, leastrisk approach to meet reforestation regulations, which means planting lower-cost, faster-growing species.” Species diversity and adaptation are what is needed. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson has watched pine, fir and spruce beetles chew through his region, march east through the Kootenays and now the north and west. He says the Burns Lake situation brings into focus the biggest problem identified by the auditor: the poor state of B.C.’s forest inventory.

As much as three quarters of it is out of date, some by decades. Much of it is based on aerial photographs rather than on-the-ground assessment by foresters. Species have shifted. And at a time when climate factors have caused the most rapid changes in the 100-year history of the B.C. Forest Service, budget cuts and reorganization into a natural resources ministry have taken their toll. Even with the most recent appraisals completed last summer for four forest districts, including the Burns Lake district, the ministry still can’t say if there are enough logs available to rebuild Babine. Simpson says the See Fletcher A11

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Re: Kelowna garbage truck drivers irate over spy-in-the-cab cameras To the editor: Camera is an invasion of the driver’s privacy! Kris Ulley, To the editor: Hello. I’m Shane and I am one of the drivers who comes by every week to collect what you throw away. Yes, I’m the one in that big truck you just hate being stuck behind, who your dogs love to bark at and who your kids sit in awe of. We used to pick up the garbage with our hands. People used to pick through the yard waste at the landfill with their hands too. We were in the best shapes of our lives and seemed to have a lot of respect from the community we work for. Then everything changed. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved being a garbage truck driver, garbage man, sanitation engineer, even garbologist (which is my favourite). Whatever you want to call it, it’s been a great job. Today our driving rep, Andrew Shepherd, was faced with a tough decision. In this economy, he decided that he wasn’t going to just sit on his hands and keep his mouth shut. A lot of us drivers gripe about having no say in decisions that are made beyond our control. The fact is that we have to time our two 15-minute breaks for every 10-hour shift on a computer screen, a GPS satellite now tracks our every move, we have limited information to give to you—the customers—about what you can and can’t throw away. And now, a camera appears on the windscreen of one of our trucks. Forget the blind spot it creates. Where does this end? I heard a bunch of the guys saying it’s Andrew who’s going to get the axe for speaking out. I hope I never hear them complain again like they have in the past. Andrew has stood up for us here today and I am proud of our driving rep for having the courage and integrity to do the right thing and I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank him for doing so. Thank you, Andrew. You’ve inspired me and I hope it inspires others too. Shane Collins, To the editor:


And its a garbage truck. What are we watching for here? Taking an extra bag here and there? Nope, the cameras in the truck, maybe, to see if the driver’s on the phone? No, because the side load trucks take one hand on the wheel and one hand on the controls to grab the can. It’s not like there is any time to screw around. It’s just a control tactic and that’s it. Pathetic. Balls To the editor: There is no reason to complain of cameras, they are there at the expense of the employer, and if the employee is not doing anything wrong nothing matters. I read the computer password theory and if you have a computer on your lap the back of the screen will be facing the camera—seems like that is a non-issue. It seems that this is going to be used as a deterrent of some behaviour that we are not aware of. If cameras were not needed in some regard, why else would the employer go through a redundant expense?” Sherri Lucas-Gibson To the editor: Theres no point in arguing with someone who doesn’t know the industry. I do. These drivers bust their butts and don’t have time to screw around and they are forced to break laws to get their runs done on time, but God help them when they get caught. If you want to know truth about this industry and how the drivers are treated ask one how long he has to get his run done and how many stops he has in that run. On average you have seven seconds per house. If it takes you that long, with adding dump times into your day, you go into overtime. Overtime is highly frowned upon and it gets you in crap. So, that said, you have to speed going to the land fill, you have to work a lot faster than you should and do things that Department of Transport, the RCMP and WCB would all disapprove of. Here’s another thing: One of the excuses the city used to get people to support the new sys-

tem and to support the higher costs of pick up is that it would be faster and cleaner on the environment. Ask one of those drivers how long it takes for them to complete their day and how many trucks they have doing Kelowna alone for garbage and recycling. Then ask how many were on the streets when Waste Management was doing it and taking extra bags at almost every house. Waste management had nine trucks total doing all of Kelowna garbage and recycling and Westbank and Peachland’s recycling and most days those nine trucks were back at the yard before 3 p.m. Nine trucks, four days a week, eight hours a day. I’d really love for people to know how many trucks and hours these new trucks are running and polluting the Okanagan now. It’s a waste of money and a killer on the environment. Its all about privacy and belittling drivers. Jason Watson To the editor: Well now we have found a reason, maybe, for the need of cameras. I am sorry the company frowns upon overtime, but I hardly feel that that negates the need for safety on the road which, to myself, personally, is a bigger concern than cameras, but that is not the topic. I do hear your side and understand the frustrations, but cameras in the cab might be a solution to show management the restraints that the drivers are put under. This can show them how difficult the drivers find the current time management, and they can be on notice that their practices are endangering others on the road. Sherri Lucas-Gibson To the editor: It’s a shame that that is what we have come to as a society—not so much installing the cameras, but needing a reason to do so. Sandy Andrews To the editor: RE: Kelowna Garbage Truck Driver Fired over Concern about Spy Cam, Feb. 23 Capital News. Not a good reason for firing him - absolutely not! Donna Love

Camera purpose to demoralize garbage collectors To the editor: I am a long time resident of the Lower Mission. In recent times, since OK Environmental Waste Systems have been collecting our waste, we have had the best, most reliable and efficient service ever. The operators all seem to be pleasant hard working individuals. I believe the installation

of cameras in the truck cabs is nothing more than the beginning of a strategy to demoralize and intimidate the drivers and provoke them into taking job action. This action is depressingly familiar and will be the start of a drive to cheapen the service and reduce the wages of the operators. (If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.)

To insinuate that the cameras have anything to do with safety is ridiculous. I have no doubt that Mr. R.J. Fajna would vigorously dispute my comments. Maybe Mr. Fajna should consider installing cameras in his administration offices. The citizens of Kelowna will be the eventual losers if the service is degraded.

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industry knows the answer. Two of the world’s highest-capacity sawmills are at Houston and Vanderhoof, on either side of Burns Lake, and their huge salvage log supply is degrading and running out. A political intervention to “save” the Burns Lake mill would only take

shifts away from others. An alternative would be to make Burns Lake a proving ground for bioenergy, to deal with the huge mass of trees that will never make lumber. Finally, a bright note for Burns Lake. The people and the economy are adapting. A job fair in the village offered entrylevel as well as skilled

positions at the Houston and Vanderhoof mills. There are more positions on offer at the Mount Milligan and Huckleberry mines and Enbridge, which has gas, solar and wind projects on the go. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. I would like to make it clear that I have no connection whatever with any employee of this company. I am an older person who has been

“round the block” a few times and I am so grateful that I do not have to work for this kind of company any more. R.G. Shepherd, Kelowna

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A strong education system needed if this country is to grow


ast week’s column ended on a note about the importance of the middle class to ensure income equality in Canada. Since then Stats Canada has released a number of demographic reports highlighting the movement of Canadians from East to West in pursuit of full-time employment with a livable wage. At the same time 61 presidents of Canadian colleges, institutes and poly-


Jane Muskens technics were meeting with government officials in Ottawa to talk about skills shortages. Their talks centered upon workplace technology and the increase in

demand for an educated and technically savvy labour force. These talks arose as a consequence of projections that suggest employers will not be able to fill 1.5 million jobs in the coming year because we don’t have the workers to meet the job skills required (even if you include immigration). This scenario of labour shortages occurring in conjunction with high rates of youth un-

employment and sector unemployment arises because some Canadians just don’t have the education or the skills to meet job market needs. Hence the middle class begins to erode because anyone living on EI benefits or social assistance is unlikely to live a middle class life. Growing income inequality is on the horizon. On top of this you have the working poor, those individuals who

have limited job skills— even with full employment they don’t make enough to pay their bills. Contrast that situation with a country (Canada) that prides itself on equal opportunity for all, and a key question emerges; to what extent do we expect our governments to intervene when it comes to supporting the unemployed and the poor? On the whole, most of us believe that our society should have a num-

BE TRANSFORMED The Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.) And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. I have often had trouble trying to grasp all the significance of the Transfiguration because it seems like a relatively simple story and yet the above text can have great effect on the way we interact and understand who Jesus is and what authority His word has in our lives. The appearance of Moses and Elijah are of key importance here. You see Moses is the one who receives the law from God. With him the old covenant was formed between God and the people of Israel. He represents the law. Elijah is also important because he is seen as the greatest of prophets. Elijah spoke God’s word while he was on earth. So we have the law, along with God’s greatest mouthpiece from history standing with Jesus. This is significant because what it points to is that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. In Him the old covenant and the word of God are brought together and something new is formed. Jesus does not negate the law or the prophets that came before him, which is why it is important for us to continue to read and learn the OT, but instead Christ fulfills the law and the words of the prophets as he heads toward the cross for each of us. This is a moment of amazing glory on the mountaintop a moment of seeing the majesty of Jesus and Peter responds much like any of us might. He is scared out of his mind and blurts out the first thing that pops into it. “Rabbi it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Peter wants to bask in the Glory of the moment, to retreat from the world and just hold on to the wonder they felt. And who wouldn’t

want that? Who wouldn’t want to take some time to hold onto the glory that was being revealed to them? When you feel like there is a holy moment in your life don’t you long to stay in that time, to not feel the weight of trials and tribulations fall back on your shoulders. Perhaps you long to spend time basking in the Glory of God. There are many places we do that. We worship together in environments with those who you know believe like you, who pray like you. It is so much better to be in a group where you feel save than to be out in the world and have to face the negativity and active outrage that is often found at faith in Christ. It would be easy to be like Peter, to hole up in our own little groups and never have to mingle with those who disagree with our beliefs. It would be easier if we blocked out the parts of the Word that scared us and called to us and transformed us. It would be so much easier. I hate to burst any bubbles but if anyone thinks that following God’s Word and living for Christ will make things easier you have been sorely misled. The power and Authority of Scripture by nature demand a transformation of our lives. Just as Jesus was changed in front of the disciples, we are transformed for God’s glory to share the good news of Jesus Christ. But Like Peter, we are called to more and we are shown this through they way God responds to Peter’s outburst. A cloud descends on the group and a voice from heaven says, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.” Listen to Jesus, we couldn’t ask for easier instructions and yet I think one of the hardest things to do in this life for a Christian is to listen to Jesus because we get so caught up in doing everything except listening. We try to act like him, puzzling out all the time, “What would Jesus do?” We try to take his place in judgment over others using our own ideas instead of Scripture. We try to decipher the real meaning behind his words and we speak for him to others, telling them what Jesus really meant when he said this or that. Why is it so hard to Listen to what Jesus says and to Let God’s word speak through us? Think about the conversations that you have everyday. How often in a conversation might you be worried about the next thing you have to get to, or forming the next sentence you are going to say in your head instead

of fully hearing what the other person has to say? Active listening requires that we put away all distractions. It demands that we fully hear someone out before forming our next thoughts. It says that we should repeat back to the person what they have said to make sure that we avoid miscommunication. The authority of Scripture is found in the very act of listening. It is in the state of Active listening where we put all other things aside and hear God speak to us that we are affected and transformed by the Living Word. Active listening is not just about the words going into our ears. It is about them entering our hearts, changing our attitudes, creating us in the image of our maker and making us shine, not the squeaky clean “I am the perfect Christian” but the true Glory of God that shines light and hope into a world a darkness, frustration, the glory that enters into the shame of abuse and the horror of war and disease. If you are actively seeking to hear His voice you will find your heart changed. God’s Word promises us that Jesus is God’s son and will not forsake us. It points toward the cross and the resurrection so that we may be assured that even though the path may get rough, we will not walk it alone. Listen to Jesus, actively seek out the path that He has for you no matter where it goes and know that in the very act of listening to His Word you will be transformed by Christ’s power, that you will be led into new places and you will always be held… In His Grip, Pastor Karen Seifert Looking for places to hear God’s voice? Join us at Grace Lutheran on Sunday at 10:30 AM for worship (Sunday School for Ages 2-Grade 6) or at Noon for our Modern Service. Also we have opportunities for engaging with the Word of God throughout the five weeks of lent every Wednesday evening as we share the Drama, “Come and See” about the trial of John and Peter. Fellowship begins at 7 and the drama begins at 7:30!


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ber of safety nets where no one really goes without food or shelter. We believe these nets prevent a huge gap between rich and poor. So at what point do we expect government to invest further in education and training to move beyond income assistance? If we truly believe in a democratic society (which encompasses a solid middle class that earns enough money to provide for their families, save for retirement and pay taxes), then we should support a system which most Canadians can be part of the middle class through gainful employment at a wage that sustains them. This support needs to help workers get the education and skills to fill those 1.5 million job vacancies. Without finding ways to help Canadians secure these jobs we will end up with more people requiring support and fewer

people who will be paying the taxes to provide it. Statistics from the latest economic boom showed that the rich got richer compared to both the middle and lower classes. As our economy begins to move forward it’s important that we recognize the need to sustain and grow the middle class. The occupy movement forced many governments take a hard look at inequality. Social economists argue that in any country with any type of growth, governments would be wise to invest their resources in social development through education and other services. In strong nations, citizens support their government, not the other way around. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College.

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completed within the next 30 days. Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited operates Newcap Radio, which has 83 broadcast licences across Canada. The company operates dozens of radio stations in Newfoundland and Alberta and the Kelowna station is believed to be its second in B.C. Earlier this month, the CRTC aproved Newcap’s plan to by Giant-FM, a radio station in Penticton.

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After playing in his first Canadian junior men’s championship with Ryan Kuhn in 2002, it all became pretty clear to Tyrel Griffith. Curling was a sport well worth putting his passion, energy and time into. “That opened my eyes to how much I loved the game, and from then on I knew I was going to work hard at it, and give it my best shot,” said Griffith, 26. “I didn’t know when I’d get to a Brier, but right about then I think it became a big dream of mine. So, to do it at my age and see it come true is pretty surreal.” A decade later, all the hard work is about to pay off as Griffith makes his first appearance at the Tim Hortons Brier early next month in Saskatoon as a member of Jim Cotter’s Vernon/Kelowna foursome. Cotter is coming off his second straight B.C. men’s title earlier this month in Parksville. With Kevin Folk making the move up to the vacant third position this season, the Cotter team was in the market for a

new second. Griffith, a three-time B.C. junior champ, turned out to be an ideal fit for the older, more experienced crew. “It’s no secret he’s a great kid, but he’s a great athlete, too,” said Cotter. “He fits in personality-wise with all of us. He’s young and full of energy and really brings a new excitement to our team. He played extremely well at provincials and has been a really great addition for us.” Even though he’s played on the big stage in three Canadian junior championships, Griffith knows the hype, stakes and atmosphere at a Brier will be a whole new ball game. Still, Griffith intends on doing his utmost to keep his nerves and emotions in check. “I’ve been lucky enough to have some great coaching throughout my life, so I’ll lean on that and try and stay in the moment,” he said. “I’ve already played it out in my mind, what to do to relax, to take those few extra seconds to prepare for each shot. Come out nice and smooth, take my time… that’ll be the key for me. I know I’ll be pretty jacked


THREE-TIME B.C. junior champ Tyrel Griffith will make his Brier debut next weekend in Saskatoon with the Jim Cotter rink. up for my first Brier, so I’ll need to control that. “You can thrive on it or let it freak you out, so I’m going to trust my instincts and enjoy it. “ Growing up in a fertile curling environment in Kelowna, Griffith had a number of mentors and idols to look up to, including former world champs Rick Folk, Pat Ryan and Bert Gretzinger. Folk, a Saskatoon native and curling legend in Saskatchewan, will be

making the trip as the coach of the Cotter team. Griffith couldn’t be happier to have the 1980 and 1994 world champ at his rink’s side during his first Brier experience. “It’s great to have Rick with us, he’s been there and done that so many times, he really has a calming effect on our team,” Griffith said of Folk. “He has that amazing knack to say the right thing at the right time, and he really helps us get the most

out of ourselves. For me, he’s been great in keeping me calm and preparing for what’s to come.” Another calming notion for Griffith is that fact that he’ll have plenty of support from family members throughout the Brier. Many of his relatives still reside in Saskatchewan, including two aunts and two uncles in Saskatoon, and no fewer than 10 of them should be in the stands on opening week-

end. His father John, who was born in Saskatchewan, and mom, Nancy, will also be making the trip from Kelowna to Saskatoon. “I’m really excited that so many of my family will be there, it’s something you want to share with the people you love the most,” said Griffith, who will have to take a break from his classes at Okanagan College to attend the national championship. “I think all of them are almost more excited than me.” As for his own and his rink’s expectations at the Brier, Griffith believes anything his possible. “I’m really fortunate that Jim and the guys have brought me on board and I just want to make the most of it. It’s going to be an amazing experience, but we’re not going to settle for just being there. We’ll go there and try to do everything we can to win it.” The B.C. champs, who also include lead Rick Sawatsky and alternate Kan Maskiewich, will open play Saturday, March 3 against Alberta’s Kevin Koe. whenderson


Big meet for Joyce trio and teammate Hutton Kelowna’s sprinting Joyce family lit up the track last weekend at the Van Ryswyk Indoor Track Meet in Kamloops. Five meet records were broken and six medals by the Joyce siblings—Keefer, Adele and Elisa. A fourth Kelowna athlete, Cody Hutton, competed in the meet as local sprinters won eight medals in eight events.

All four athletes are coached by Brandt Fralick. Keefer Joyce, a Grade 12 student at KSS, competed up an age group in the senior age group and set meet record with gold medals in two races. He won the 60 metres in 6.93 seconds, and the 200 metres in 22.92 seconds. Adele and Elisa Joyce tied for the gold medal in the girls 16-17 60-metre dash with a record time of eight

seconds flat. In the 200, Elisa won in a youth meet record time of 26.19 seconds, while Adele was second with the silver in 26.80. All were personal bests for Adele and Elisa. Cody Hutton won the gold medal in the junior men’s 200 metres in 24.6 seconds. He also took silver in the 60 metres in 7.67 seconds.

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Kelowna’s Kelly Scott will look to lock up a playoff spot Thursday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer. The B.C. champs will close out the round robin with games today against Prince Edward Island in the morning and New Brunswick in the evening draw. Scott had a 5-3 record following an 8-6 loss to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones on Wednesday morning, as Jones stole two points in an extra end for the win. The Scott rink was without third Sasha Carter who missed her second game of the Canadian championship with a bout of the flu. Alternate Sherry Fraser filled in for Carter at third, joining second and vice-skip Dailene Sivertson and lead Jaquie Armstrong on the Scott team. The five-time B.C. champs were slated to play Kerry Galusha of the Territories on Wednesday afternoon. A final score wasn’t available at Capital News press time. At the time, Manitoba led the standings at 6-2, with B.C., Alberta, Team Canada, and New Brunswick all at 5-3. Quebec was 4-3, while Saskatchewan was 4-4. The top four teams will make the playoffs, which uses the Page system. The playoffs begin Friday night, with the semifinal set for Saturday at 3 p.m. Pacific time. The final goes Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Kelly Scott won the Canadian women’s title in 2006 and 2007.


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Valuable experience for teammates Kelowna AquaJets’ teammates Tia Itterman,14, and Katie Dunlop, 13, turned in some solid results in their debuts at the senior level of swimming competition. At the Western Canadian Championships in Winnipeg last weekend, Itterman and Dunlop each tswam in three events, and combined for eight best times and three club recfords. The annal swim meet boasts hundreds of the fastest swimmers from tBritish Columbia to Ontario. With just over a month until the Olympic Trials in Montreal, this meet had exciting atmosphere and a lot of fast swimming, inr r

cluding several age group national records. “This meet for the girls was about watching, learning, experiencing a higher level of competition and having a lot of fun,” said AquaJets head coach Peter Wilkins. “We didn’t stress the performances, and naturally the just came.” Itterman started off with a bang, dropping 40 seconds off her 1500 free and shattering a 24-year old-record set by Karen McMahon. Dunlop followed her lead breaking three of her own in the backstroke events, posting 32.59 in the 50, 1:06.72 in the 100, and 2:23.79 in the 200 backstroke. Previous rec-

B’ball Thursday

The Okanagan Valley senior boys basketball championship tips off Thursday afternoon at Imtmaculata Regional High School. The eight-team event begins at 2 p.m. with the No. 2-ranked host Mustangs taking on Barriere. t The final game of the day will feature the No. 1 ranked Kelowna Christian Knights against Kamloops Christian at 7:15. The semifinals will go Friday at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m., with the final set for Saturday at 6 p.m. Other competing teams are Heritage Christian, No. 3 Similkameen,

A.L. Fortune and St. Ann’s from Kamloops. “This will be one of the toughest if not the toughest valley championships in a long time, we are excited to be hosting and I take great pride in making this tournament a memorable one for the players,” said Mustangs’ coach Dino Gini. “This weekend will have a provincial feel to it with some of the top teams in the province competing. I am proud to be showing off our league and our players to all our fans and the quality programs and coaches that we have around the Okanagan.”

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ords were held by Jennifer Goldsmith, 1988, and Jill Friend, 1993. Itterman placed 17th in her 1500 and also swam the 400 and 200 Free in 4:39.13 and 2:13.69 placing 34th and 35th. Dunlop finished 18th and 23rd in her 200 and 100 Back. She also competed in the 200 individual medley, placing 30th in a new best time of 2:29.21. “I am very happy with how these girls handled themselves under

the pressure of stiff competition in a new environment, staying composed and executing their race plans well,” Wilkins added. “Getting the results is always a bonus.” The AquaJets will have a boost of confidence as they finish their short course season in two weeks time, sending nine swimmers to Surrey to compete with the provinces best at the BC AAA championships.


AQUAJETS swim club members Tia Itterman (left) and Katie Dunlop competed at the Western Canadian championships in Winnipeg.


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Large local contingent at B.C. Winter Games Three members of the Kelowna Skating Club are preparing for the experience of a lifetime this week at the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Vernon. The local athletes, who will be competing in the pre-novice girls’ division, are: • Jasmine Woods, 12, a student at St. Joseph Elementary who has been skating for six years. • Rosalyn Carr, 12, attends Kelowna Christian School and has been skating for nine years. • Hannah Delcourt, 13, attends Okanagan Mis-

sion Secondary, and has been skating for the past nine seasons. Kelowna Skating Club director Jason Mongrain says the games will be invaluable experience for all three girls. “The B.C. Winter Games is a great stepping stone in the development of a competitive skater, as it is unlike the traditional competition experience,� said Mongrain. “Travelling and staying abroad with a team and Team Coach, without the familiarity of family or regular training takes the athlete

somewhat out of the comfort zone, making it invaluable experience. It is a great pre-experience in preparation for participation at the Canada Winter Games.� The B.C. Winter Games begin Thursday and run until Sunday, Feb. 26. Here’s a look at all of the athletes, coaches and officials from the Central Okanagan who will be taking part in the games. • Badminton Dave Crawford, adult supervisor, Robbyn Hermitage, head coach, Leigh

Kiryliuk, Claudia Lauretta and Robert Wiebe. • Biathlon Mirena Dimova, Hailee Friesen, Lorraine Friesen, assistant coach, Carson MacKenzie, Cathy MacKenzie, official, Richard MacKenzie, official, Bert Mueller, official, Sam Ruse, Jennah Smailes, Rob Swan, head coach • Curling Merry Miller, head coach, and Donna Stuike, official. • Figure Skating Breanne Bergvinson, Rosalyn Carr, Hannah

Delcourt, Helen Eddie, official, Phoebe Kemp, Susan Laidlaw, official, Jenna Odorizzi, Larissa Verhelst, official Kelsey Williams, head coach Jennifer Wood, adult supervisor, andJasmine Wood. • Gymnastics Richelle Casavant, official, Grace Fecht, Shane Hiscock, Norihiko Horie, assistant coach Heather Ivanitz, official, Jesse Jakins, head coach, Jenna Mick and Brooke Murray. • Hockey, female

Zaleski leads the way at Fox Challenge Jon Zaleski led the medal parade for Quest Martial Arts Academy at the annual Fox Challenge Tae Kwon-Do tournament in Camrose, Alta. Zaleski, a former world silver medalist, won the black belt patterns and sparring division, in addition to leading his team to the gold medal in team sparring. He rounded off the weekend with the title of Black Belt Grand

Champion. Carson Benedict also won three gold medals (Patterns, Sparring and Team Sparring) during the competition. In all, Quest Martial Arts brought home 12 medals. “It is great to see our students win medals they have worked hard to prepare for this tournament,� said Chief Instructor Chris Rowe commented, How-

ever, it was even better to hear the great comments about how excellent their attitude was from other instructors. Jon and Carson both raised the arms of the second and third-place champions on the podium and that shows real character. Our team was also there to the end helping the organizers pick-up mats, and make sure the area was clean.� Quest will play a key

role when Kelowna serves as host for the Western Canadian Championships on April 28. Grand Master C.K. Choi (9th Dan Black belt) one of the original pioneers of Tae Kwon-Do, as well Master Dan Zaleski (8th Dan Black belt) President of Tae KwonDo International Canada, will be in attendance. The two men represent over 100 years of Tae Kwon-Do experience.

in North America. Members of the Kelowna Kendo Club did well in individual and team competitions against competitors from much larger clubs. Of note was a third-place finish by Graeme McIvor in the senior non degree (brown belt) division. Kendo is the Japanese martial art of fencing where the participants wear armour and engage in full contact sparring. Specific areas of the opponent, such as the top of the head, wrists and torso, must be hit to qualify as a valid point. The Kelowna Kendo Club has been in existence for eleven years and practices are held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Heat collects 6’5 hitter Jim Bell from Earl Marriott Secondary has given his letter of intent to attend UBC’s Okanagan campus and play for Heat men’s volleyball next fall. The 6-foot-5 leftside has enjoyed a successful volleyball career throughout his high school years playing for Team BC as well as the Mariners, and has maintained a high level of academics throughout. Richard Thain, Bell’s coach at Earl Marriott, praised his hard work and contributions. “Jim graduates from Earl Marriott having completed his third year with the senior boy’s program,” said Thain. “In each of his 3 years, he has been a key part of the success that Earl Marriott has enjoyed. Jim has worked extremely hard over the past 3 years with his high school and club teams and has developed into the best high school blocker in B.C.”

Bell’s volleyball accomplishments are vast and include his attendance at high school provincials, which earned him a AAA silver mMedal and an allstar selection in 2010. In 2011 Jim’s participation in Team BC (U17) Western Elites earned him a gold medal and an all-star selection, while the Western Canada Summer Games (U18 Team BC) and the U17 Nationals honored him with a Bronze Medal. During his time playing volleyball, Bell has also maintained a 4.0 GPA from Grade 8 through to the present. “Jim is an excellent student and has proven his leadership with his teammates on and off the floor,” added Thain. Bell has expressed an avid interest in learning as well as volleyball at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “UBC Okanagan is gaining an increasing amount of recognition academically and athlet-

ically,” he said. “Being a young team in CIS Canada West competition, I feel UBC Okanagan will give me the best opportunity to develop as an athlete and a student. The team has a solid core group of players and an accomplished coach moving forward, which will establish itself as a prominent contender in years to come.” Bell is a gifted athlete with great jumping ability—at the U18 Club Provincials he boasted the highest spike touch at 11foot-5. “Jim is a very physically-gifted player,” Heat coach Greg Poitras said of Bell’s athleticism. “He jumps very well and is a very aggressive blocker. He has surrounded himself with great coaching and thus has gained the necessary experience to play at the CIS level.” Poitras also commented on Bell as a student-athlete at UBC Oka-


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left side hitter from Earl Marriot Secondary, will play next season for the UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team. nagan. “Because of his academic and athletic aspirations, Jim is the perfect fit for our program. We look forward to working with this great student-athlete as he ventures into this very exciting phase of his life.”

Thank you to the staff of Summit Chiropractic, and all the other individuals who volunteered their time, in order to show love to the community during Valentine’s Week. Many charities received help from these groups of caring volunteers. They sorted donations, served meals and snacks, and helped to clean up!


If your non-profit organization has a project, or your organization is interested in volunteering for a Day of Caring, please contact Avril Paice at 250.860.2356

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If your goal is a healthier lifestyle, an upcoming free lifestyle enrichment seminar might be just what the doctor ordered. Phil Brewer, president and lifestyle makeover coach from Silver Hills Lifestyle Centre near Lumby, will be on hand to conduct the seminars on March 6, 8, 13 and 15. Each session begins at 7 p.m. and will include an a health presentation to challenge and educate individuals striving for a healthier lifestyle. The free sessions will take place at Westbank Seventh-day Adventist Church (3155 Glenrosa Road. For information go to A19



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In anticipation of our upcoming events, Global Citizen Kelowna would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions & example of civic participation. Canadian Heritage

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Global Citizen Kelowna Week is a celebration of the local non-profit organizations whose efforts are felt through out the world. We want to take this opportunity to recognize you for the positive change you make internationally.

In addition, GCK would like to recognize the following organizations, cultural groups and other associations for their contribution: •Sun Life Financial •Delta Grand Okanagan •B.C. Council for International Cooperation •Fairfield Inn & Suites • ProSign •Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association (Japan) •EWSSM School •New Life Church •Trinity Baptist •UBCO Student Union

Special thanks to the Ethnic Restaurants whose contribution added flavour to the Taste of Home: •Komatsu Japanese Market •Cecil’s Pyrogies •Las Jarros •Gueng •House of Caribbean •Kekuli Café •Illichmann Bakery •King of Kelowna •Memphis Blues •Kaibigan Restaurant •Mon Thong Thai •Dragon King •Real Deal Pies •Lebanese Cuisine

•BCCIC •Bicycles for Humanity •Cambodia Hope Organization •East Meets West Orphans Foundations •Engineers Without Borders •Free the Children (Me to We Clubs) •Gifts to Grandmothers •Global Nursing Citizens Club •Hope for the Nations •IWEN •Imagine Thailand •International Justice Mission (local chapter) •KaZ (Kelowna Zambia Partnership) •Kenya Helps

•Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan •Mexican Children’s relief •NITEO •Okanagan Gleaners •Partners in the Horn of Africa •Project G.R.O.W. •Red Cross •Schools Without Borders •Soles for Souls •Ten Thousand Villages •World Vision (local chapter) •YaaKaar

About Global Citizen Kelowna Week

Global Citizen Kelowna Week is an annual initiative celebrating the role of Kelowna’s citizens in international humanitarian efforts. Through a series of activities organized by a group of volunteers including individuals from local businesses, non-profit groups, civic organizations, representatives from School District 23, and college/ university students, Global Citizen Kelowna Week 2012 will feature events to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change.


To communicate the role that we share as Global Citizens through the arts: music, photography, film and artisans.


To bring awareness to the 8 United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by highlighting specific goals and what local people/groups are doing to reach those goals.


To make concerted efforts to respond based on what we have seen and learned. From inaction to individual and collective action, and from disillusionment to hope.


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West to present her winning song at Global Music Fest Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

This weekend, as Vernon’s Andrew Allen rolls into town and En Karma takes the stage at Global Music Fest, Kelowna singer/songwriter Leah West will be waiting in the wings. Monday morning it was announced her song, The Miracle is You, got the most votes in the Global Music Fest songwriting competition. The musical event kicks off Global Citizen Week. “Our whole aim here is to connect people and to encourage people to engage local non-profits,” said Ryan Donn, Global Music Fest founder and a director for Global Citizen Week. West’s song promotes the non-profit organization Partners in the Horn of Africa, which is based out of the Okanagan and Alberta. The Horn of Africa is a region that includes Ethiopia, the organiza-

tion’s focus, as well as Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia where drought prompted UN officials to declare the worst humanitarian crisis in the world this year. Long plagued by famine, Ethiopia has a population of 76.5 million people (compared to Canada’s 33.5 million), a national poverty rate of 44 per cent, an infant mortality rate of one in 14 and has been devastated by HIV/AIDS. In the lyrics of her song, West focuses on ways people can help counter the country’s problems, noting the naysayers don’t help. “Well, they say it’s going to take a miracle, well the miracle is you,” she sings. This is the second year the music festival, which promotes global awareness through local action, has served as the opening event for Kelowna’s Global Citizen Week celebration. Global Citizen Week draws attention to the United Nation’s Mil-

lennium Development Goals, presenting ways average citizens can contribute to an international effort to improve quality of life in developing countries. It has been recognized in Kelowna for eight years and runs Feb. 24 through March 3. This year, the kick-off concerts at Global Music Fest, a two-day celebration, will include a local night and an internationally-themed evening with the singer/songwriters who participated in the contest. West performs on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Laurel Packinghouse. The Global Citizen Week songwriting contest was designed to see local musicians help the nonprofit sector by writing music that would promote a cause and could be used for future marketing initiatives the organizations launch into. West won $2,000 of recording time from Music City Studio for her efforts, while Kelowna’s Brent Tyler took home

$1,000 of recording time from Big Audio Productions and Jeff Piattelli won $500 of rehearsal time at Music City Studio. West is now considering going to Ethiopia as a result of the experience. “I just think the fact that she’s considering going that far for a local nonprofit is pretty amazing,” said Donn at a press conference held to announce the winners. Tickets for Global Music Fest can be purchased at global-music-fest for $15 or at the door of the Laurel for $18. The line up for Friday, Feb. 24 includes Vancouver’s Behind Sapphire, Yukon rockers Speed Control and headliner Andrew Allen. The following night, Feb. 25, in addition to West, the performers include Gone Wild and indie pop rock darlings Rococode open for Vancouver’s En Karma, one of the top Bhangra bands in North America.



LEAH WEST won the Global Music Fest songwriting competition for a song that promotes the non-proit organization Partners in theHorn of Africa. She performs at theLaurel Packinghouse Feb. 24.

In digital age, why have an art gallery? I CONTRIBUTED

VISITORS TO an exhibition space like the Kelowna Art Gallery get a visceral experience from viewing the original art.

n this age of instantly available information of all kinds, there have been huge strides made in the proliferation of images of works of art on the Internet. Most recently among these is Google’s high-profile Art Project, on which we can see high-resolution images of masterpieces from some of the world’s great art museums—the Hermitage, Versailles, London’s National Gallery, the Met in New York,


Liz Wylie the Uffizi in Florence— with 360-degree tours of the rooms in which the masterworks are installed. These sorts of experiences bring a whole new

level of wonder to armchair travel. In fact, some might posit, why bother going to see original works of art anymore when the reproductions are so terrific? Is the notion of manoevering one’s physical body into a building that is equipped with special ventilation and security to look at works of art hopelessly old-fashioned? Could we argue that those who say there is no replacing the real thing are

just being precious and nostalgic about the original? In a similar vein, we have been told that some musical performers prefer their sound on studiomade CDs rather than as they perform live, as flaws can be tinkered with and the recording perfected. So some music we hear on CD is not “original” or real in that sense. Is art the same, better seen on screen than in real life? Taking this idea fur-

ther, if we eliminated bothering with looking at real art, then art galleries could just become storage facilities, thereby freeing up space and funds. Of course to art curators, this kind of thinking is anathema, spending our careers as we do making original art available to the public in exhibitions. In our experience it is dangerous, really, to think to ourselves that we have See Wylie A25

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Feb. 24 - Mar. 1

Moviemakers tackle national topic–hockey


n an attempt to “drop the gloves” on Slap Shot, Canadian actor Jay Baruchel (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, How to Train Your Dragon) has, along with fellow Canuck Evan Goldberg (The Pineapple Express, Superbad) adapted the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey into a feature film. Goon stars Sean William Scott as a very nice but unintelligent man who is an embarrassment to his accomplished family. While attending a minor league hockey game, he gets into a fight with a hockey thug who climbs into the stands. After knocking the thug out with a head butt, the local coach offers him a job as an enforcer—the fact that he does not know how to skate is only a technicality. Baruchel also stars, as well as Alison Pill (Midnight in Paris, Milk), Eugene Levy and one of my favourite Canadian character actors Kim Coates (Resident Evil: Afterlife, TV’s Sons of Anarchy). Seemingly the only other non-Canadian in the cast (other than Scott) is Liev Schreiber (Salt, Wolverine), who did live in Canada for a short time when he was a child. Goon is not to be confused with Gone, a new thriller starring Amanda Seyfried as a woman whose sister disappears and is convinced that the same man who kidnapped her a year earlier is responsible. As she chases him, the police are chasing her. The most unique new opening this week is Act of Valor. While it seems like a straight forward action movie about a Navy SEAL squad on a covert operation to rescue a kidnapped CIA officer and take down terrorists who aim to strike America, what makes it unique is that the filmmakers used actual Navy SEALs during filming. After directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh filmed a video for the U.S. Navy, they conceived an idea for a modern day action movie about the SEALs. Originally, they were going to use the elite force as advisors, but they realized


SEAN WILLIAM SCOTT stars as a hockey enforcer Rick Davis that no actors could realistically portray them on film so they were allowed to use actual SEALs for filming. The end result is an independent film that reportedly now holds the record for the highest amount of money paid by a distributor for a finished film with an unknown cast. Paul Rudd re-teams with his Role Models dir-

in Goon. ector for Wanderlust, also starring Jennifer Aniston. Rudd and Aniston play George and Linda, an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. When George loses his job, they find themselves having to move in with his awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, they stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colourful characters who offer the couple another option at a fresh start.

However, when the lifestyle is money, career and even clothing optional, the change in perspective may cause more problems than it solves. Produced by Rudd and Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Knocked Up), Wanderlust also stars Malin Akerman, Justin Theroux and Alan Alda. Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna. capitol_wes@

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An Out-of-this-World Exhibition At the Okanagan Science Centre until May 2012

Discover how astronauts work, entertain themselves and tackle basic tasks like eating, sleeping and personal hygiene. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this interactive, bilingual exhibition developed by the Canadian Space Agency. Canadian Space Agency

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Cove welcomes de Montreuil


fter taking time away from the restaurant scene to produce a retail line of his sought-after pizza shells, local chef Grant de Montreuil was feeling the pull back into the busy life of executive chef. “I was missing it,” he says. “Food is my artistic outlet and I needed to satisfy that need.” Serendipity intervened, and the temptation de Montreuil needed presented itself, landing him happily at the helm of The Bonfire Grill at The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna. DeMontreuil’s new spin on the menu offers a wide range of toothsome creations to choose from. Nothing fancy though— DeMontreuil style focuses on “approachable, rustic, real food.” DeMontreuil also


Jennifer Schell likes to focus on local, seasonal ingredients when possible, and is looking forward to re-establishing relationships with his favourite local farmers and suppliers. It has always been important to him to “make sure the farmers are represented on his menu.” DeMontreuil also plans to build a culinary garden at the restaurant, not only for its culinary benefits but for the “motivational aspect it has for young chefs,” allowing them to tend and grow their own ingredients.

The Bonfire Grill will satisfy all needs with different menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinner—plus an all day menu. DeMontreuil says the menu will be family friendly too, realizing that the resort is a major family vacation destination. For the adults, there is a great wine list, including a focus on their neighbouring wineries on the nearby Westside Wine Trail. The gorgeous interior of the restaurant beckons guests to melt into the warm colour scene and comfy chairs. With a huge interior layout, one can chose a private table for two in the lounge, a seat at the bar or gather a group in the main restaurant area. All vistas include an eyeful of our beautiful Okanagan Lake and, in the summer months,


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GRANT DE MONTREUIL is back as executive chef, this time at The Bonfire Grill in West Kelowna. guests can fully submerge themselves in the outdoor splendour of the sprawling patio seating area. Dining al fresco, with Okanagan style attire (ie. sunglasses and flip flops),



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The Bonfire Grill offers the perfect surrounding to relax, sip some local wine and enjoy some delicious cuisine. The Cove Lakeside Resort and The Bonfire Grill together make for a popular wedding venue, and convention designation—parties can be easily planned to accommodate a large group to eat, drink, play and stay. Jennifer Schell is editor of B.C. Wine Trails.


trong leadership is the foundation for a charitable organization to flourish. Strong leadership is what the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, Okanagan Chapter needs on its board of directors. Tracy Tremble, chair of the board is seeking motivated, dedicated volunteers who are able to help develop and nurture strong community relationships. Through these relationships, the MS Society’s goal is to increase its financial growth in the area of fundraising thus increasing its ability to support those with MS. MS is a progressive

neurological disease, usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 40 and often affects one’s ability to work and earn a living. MS is an unpredictable illness with a variety of symptoms. It’s physical, emotional and financial effects last a lifetime. There is no cure for MS. The Okanagan Chapter is self-supporting and assists people from Peachland to Salmon Arm. It offers financial assistance for fitness programs, access to aids to assist in daily living and social and information programs to encourage people with MS to live their best life possible. The chapter generates See Volunteer A25


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The local chapter’s goal is to support those living with MS and to contribute significant funds to research towards ending MS. Contact Tracy Tremble or Miriam King by calling 250-762-5850 or email info.okanagan@ Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. Go to to find more volunteer opportunities in the Central Okanagan. 250-763-8008, ext 24


Context is place as well as subject Wylie from A22 “seen” a work of art when we have only seen it in reproduction, in whatever type of reproduction, even on the online Art Project. One of the great joys of going to museums is discovering works of art that you have seen only in reproduction and making them your own: Now you know what the surface of a painting is like, how big that print really is, and what it feels like to move around that sculpture you have always loved. Another consideration in favour of travelling to see works of art that are still in their original settings, is that when art is removed from its initial context, it can be said to suffer an “aura loss.” One thinks of the many works of art that were rounded up from small churches in Tuscany and brought into the rather inhospitable rooms of the Uffizi museum in Florence. This keeps the pieces safe and makes it convenient for visitors to Italy to see them in one handy spot, but the works have lost their moorings, and there is no longer any original context to assist in constructing cultural meaning. Certainly people report that their experience of real works of art in their original settings is like none other. One thinks of famous examples such as Michelangelo’s frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, or Byzantine mosaics in their churches, and the suite of dark paintings installed in the Rothko chapel in Houston. In the case of contemporary art, if the place of origin has been the artist’s studio, the situation is a bit different, as works may have always been intended for a “white cube” museum environment. Some contemporary artists, of course, prefer to find places and ways to insert their work into entirely other sorts of environments, and for good and provocative reasons. The notion of removal of context for art is

only one aspect involved in the disembodied images of works of art floating in the ether that is the Internet. Without real texture and materials, without any physical information to tell us of the scale of the works, we are only being given a few aspects of the entire experience. To get the whole meal, we need the real deal. To this end, people invented the art museum. In Canada most galleries were formed in 1967 as Centennial projects, and often they began as rooms in the town library. From then the network has grown and now Canada boasts

some fabulous and huge art museum facilities. No matter how large or small in scale, any community is enhanced by having its own gallery, and Kelowna is no exception. What the Kelowna Art Gallery provides our community, then, is a place to support and promote the work of local artists, not just by exhibiting them, and by having our curator meet with them, but as a place where original works of art from other places may be brought to a safe and secure environment and made available to all members of the community.

By all means, use the Internet for research. But don’t let surfing replace the real experience of original art in your world. In fact, why not go ahead and embrace original art in your life and where you live? Visit your local galleries often, and go to visit artists’ studios to get to know and give support to their work. For original art to function it needs an audience, and welcoming art into our lives can only serve to enlighten and enrich ourselves as human beings. Liz Wylie is the curator of the Kelowna Art Gallery. 250-762-2226

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Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold with the release of its new genre-busting album, Planet Electric, on May 4 2010. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound across the planet and out into the galaxy. They describe Planet Electric “as the buzz of the world that they are plugging into some large socket to electrify the people, to charge up their energy”. To capture that dynamism, all of the tracks on the album were road-tested in front of live audiences before being recorded. Something else the band did differently from the last album was going on a writers’ retreat where they worked on the music day and night for ten days straight. The results are definitely more representative of Delhi 2 Dublin as a band and a noticeable progression. The icing on the cake was being able to get Diamond “DJ Swami” Duggal (Apache Indian/Maxi Priest/Nusrat Fateh Ali) to mix the tracks.

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JAKANO Orchards of Kelowna requires seasonal workers for pruning, thinning & picking. From June 15 to Oct. 31. 40hrs+/week, $10.25hr. Phone Mike. 250-765-7172

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BISHOP, GRACE VIRGINIA (Nee Rouse) Grace passed away just hours short of her 99th birthday on February 20, 2012 at the age of 98. Grace is predeceased by her loving husband Henry Frederick, 1 brother and 2 sisters. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Laura (Bob) Jones of Kelowna, son Robert Bishop of Edmonton, Alberta, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. Grace will be cremated and laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial. Condolences may be made at

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FROESE, TRAVIS GERALD December 7, 1976 - February 11, 2012 Memorial Service to be held at the Sandman Hotel, in The Okanagan Room, 2130 Harvey Avenue on Monday, February 27th at 3:00 pm

LLOYD, ERIC BRYAN. Born in Liverpool, England on Jan 20th 1938, passed away peacefully in Kelowna on Feb 17th, 2012. Survived by his wife Sandy, 4 sons Mark (Marlies), Colin, Sean (Marjolein), and Dean (Lindsay), 1 daughter Devan (Sam), 6 grand children, and 1 great grandchild. No service by request. Donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

SCHWEIZER, HANS JOHN Hans was recently taken from us. He passed on, this month on February 11th, 2012 of natural causes. Hans was 82 years of age. Hans was born in Switzerland in the year of our Lord 1930. As a young man he spent a short time in the Swiss military. In 1952 he crossed the Atlantic to Canada, and settled in the Toronto area. It was a challenging and adventurous move for a 22 year old who spoke only broken English and who was short on cash but long on dreams and determination. Hans soon secured work and became a reliable employee for IBM. During his lengthy stay with IBM, Hans took English classes and became both interested and proficient in the world of computer technology. In 1992, Hans retired from IBM. Hans travelled west, searching for a new home. He had studied the life of the adventurer, LaSalle, and felt in himself a spirit of adventure and discovery. His travels lead him twice to the Okanagan area. He purchased a condo on Lawrence Ave, where he lived for several years, later his desire to be closer to nature and country like rural setting drew him to Gallagher’s Canyon. Hans was an outdoorsman; he had a genuine love for nature, fresh air and the beauty and diversity of the Canadian landscape. He spent countless hours travelling western Canada and hiking mountain trails. Hans had many interests, reading, travel, downhill skiing, hiking, swimming, golf and studying about the life of Jesus occupied much of his time. He loved to play the lengthy championship tee on hole #16 at Gallagher’s Canyon because of the panoramic view it offered. And one of his favorite spots was Gallagher’s Canyon 9th tee box overlooking the canyon. Hans was a peaceful, shy gentleman. At the conclusion of every golf round, he removed his hat to shake hands with fellow golfers. He also doffed his hat in the presence of ladies. He was generous to a fault, and supported numerous charities. Hans leaves behind six siblings. He will be missed by friends and neighbors in the Gallagher’s community and a four legged pal-a dog named Emma- with whom Hans shared a special bond. Hans valued, trusted friends. He had a way of letting them know they truly mattered. Time spent with them was a treasured gift. Honesty, kindness and courtesy were traits Hans admired. We say good-bye to a man whose actions demonstrated all three. He was, in so many unassuming ways a quiet role model. He will be missed. He will be remembered. Hans made this world a better place. Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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TONHAUSER, JOE November 14, 1929 – February 18, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joe Tonhauser. Born in Czechoslovakia,his family moved to Austria in 1944, where he met his future wife Agnes. In 1953 he immigrated to Canada, spending time in Drumheller and Edmonton, AB before settling in Kelowna, BC in 1971, where he founded and operated Knox Mountain Metals for 40 years. He was passionate about his family and friends, work, skiing and travelling. His work ethic, integrity and honesty were an inspiration to all the people who knew and loved him. Joe will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 57 years Agnes; children: Rosemarie (Doug) Hawkins, Kelowna, Walter, Halifax and Gary (Sandi), Kelowna; grandsons: Craig, Scott (Heather) and Sean; sister Rosalia (Eduard) Oswald, Germany; sisters-in-law: Anneliese Tonhauser, Austria and Berta Kecler, Austria and many nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his brothers Eduard and Helmut. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 24th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. There will be a private family interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

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Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Westwood Electric is currently recruiting for the position of Estimator who will be based in our ofďŹ ce in Vernon, British Columbia. The Estimator will focus on industrial construction estimates (including oil & gas, mining, utilities, wood products and power generation) in the Electrical discipline along with estimating any relevant subcontractor requirements. The Estimator will be accountable for all assigned estimates to ensure accurate cost compilation based on tender documents, site conditions, trade speciďŹ c factors and industry standards. The successful candidate responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ Estimate projects and be accountable for establishing the real cost of direct labour, indirect labour, general expenses, subcontractors, along with any necessary and required factors of a project based on all provided and available information â&#x20AC;˘ Estimate actual cost to perform scope change work within existing contracts â&#x20AC;˘ Assist in the development of industry speciďŹ c estimating assemblies in the estimating software â&#x20AC;˘ Be part of the initial project team to hand off all information to the team and then support the team throughout the project including veriďŹ cation of changes to base scope and estimating those changes The ideal candidate for the position will possess the following attributes and qualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum of 3 years of industrial electrical construction estimating experience â&#x20AC;˘ Trade related industry experience is a deďŹ nite asset (journey person certiďŹ ed) â&#x20AC;˘ Understand and able to implement relevant labour factors and escalations from experience and also with support of industry accepted and proven resources (i.e. NECA) â&#x20AC;˘ Be able to interpret, in general terms, drawings from other disciplines including civil, structural, piping and mechanical as they apply to tender packages â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to help identify omissions in drawings and tender documents â&#x20AC;˘ Offer constructive communication to the team based on expertise in estimating area â&#x20AC;˘ Must show initiative and bring new ideas to the forefront â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent written and verbal communication skills required â&#x20AC;˘ Is expected to actively participate in a team environment â&#x20AC;˘ Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook) â&#x20AC;˘ Extensive knowledge with estimating software â&#x20AC;˘ Exceptionally strong and effective organizational skills The successful applicant will possess exceptional accuracy and attention to detail and have a willingness to provide outstanding client service both internally and externally. Westwood offers a competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts package, with excellent opportunities for growth and development within the organization. All applications will be handled in conďŹ dence and should be e-mailed, quoting posting #12-02 PDBC, to: or; fax to: (250) 542-4915. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Westwood Electric is currently recruiting for the position of Business Development Representative to be based in our ofďŹ ce in Vernon, British Columbia. The Business Development Representative will focus on securing bid packages from Westwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing and potential customer base, and will assist in the delivery of Westwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project proposals. The Business Development Representative will be responsible to regularly attend customer sites across Western Canada, and to determine and communicate any prequaliďŹ cation or potential project information. The successful candidate will be responsible to meet a multitude of objectives including but not limited to: â&#x20AC;˘ Initiate and maintain communication with Westwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer and potential customer base. This will include extensive travel across Western Canada, and any other region as required â&#x20AC;˘ To support the creation and delivery of pre-qualiďŹ cation documentation or project proposals as necessary â&#x20AC;˘ Maintain and communicate a list of potential projects by both industry and location The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes and qualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Previous marketing and industrial sales experience â&#x20AC;˘ Existing industrial contacts in the oil and gas, potash, mining and wood products industries is a deďŹ nite asset â&#x20AC;˘ General knowledge of industrial construction â&#x20AC;˘ General knowledge of electrical equipment and systems â&#x20AC;˘ Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook â&#x20AC;˘ Practice and promote at all times, Westwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vision, Mission & Values All applications will be handled in conďŹ dence and should be e-mailed, quoting the job title and posting #12-03 PDBC, to: or; fax to: (250) 542-4915. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for ďŹ eld and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

Ad Control


Kelowna Capital News The Capital News has a position open for a full time Ad Controller. This is a one year maternity leave coverage. The ideal candidate will: - work well under pressure of deadlines, be able to adapt to our order entry system and thrive in a fast paced team environment. - work well with clients and have excellent communication skills.

Kelowna company doubling in size. Complete training provided. Must be 18+ years of age. Permanent positions, $2500+/mo to start. Promotions within 30-90 days. No Experience Needed. Call 250-860-3590 or email resume to


- possess a high degree of comfort with internet, MS OfďŹ ce and changing technology. Responsibilities include booking and trafďŹ cking ads and ďŹ&#x201A;yer distribution to over 100 publications in BC, as well as support for sales reps & clients. You will be at the centre of the action contributing to a team of dynamic sales, marketing and creative professionals. It is best suited to a highly organized individual with the ability to multi-task. The position also includes ofďŹ ce administration duties, a background in accounts receivable would be an asset. Those interested should submit a resume to: Rachel Dekker Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 fax: 250-862-5275 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO phone calls please. Deadline for applications is: March 13, 2012

ASSEMBLY/SALES, Customer Service & Mgmt. Trainee Positions Available Within Our Kelowna ofďŹ ce. Must be 18+ Years of Age. $2500+/mo Plus Bonuses. Call 250-860-9480 or Email: SASS Studio & Spa reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hairstylist. 2 Chair rentals avail immediately. Call 250-869-0004

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SEEKING DESIGNER TO JOIN OUR SRI HOMES TEAM. Some Duties are: â&#x20AC;˘ Modifying/creating plans using AutoCAD to customers requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Creating detailed drawings for shop ďŹ&#x201A;oor â&#x20AC;˘ Checking shop ďŹ&#x201A;oor drawings â&#x20AC;˘ Producing cut lists QualiďŹ cations are: â&#x20AC;˘ A team player â&#x20AC;˘ Communicates well with others â&#x20AC;˘ Self-starter â&#x20AC;˘ Working knowledge of the residential building codes â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in wood frame construction, plumbing, and electrical â&#x20AC;˘ AutoCAD SRI Homes ULC offers a competitive salary and beneďŹ t package with opportunities for development within the organization. If you would like to join us, fax your resume complete with references to (250) 766-0599, or e-mail to

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AUTOMATED DRIVER/COLLECTORS WANTED. Wage upto $23/hr, FT/PT and temp holiday relief, 4 day work week, class 3 license w/air reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Abstract & resume to Fax OK Enviro. Waste 250-763-1877

Okanagan Transload Terminal, located in WinďŹ eld, BC has immediate openings for a full time and a part time truck driver with Class 1 licence and air endorsement. Preference will be given to applicants who have forklift experience and are willing to work in the yard form time to time. You may send resumes to: or fax them to 250-766-2558. Please include drivers abstract with your resume. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services


While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit: Fowler Moving - Agent for Allied Van Lines, require two relocation drivers for the moving industry. Class 3 with air & Class 5 tickets required. Mileage paid along with hotel and meal allowance. Fax resume & driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to (250)991-0255


is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta -

based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Technician and CertiďŹ ed Painter. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795 LOOKING for Class 1 Truck & Pup Driver for this up & coming season. Must have several years paving experience. Also looking for experienced Bobcat Operator. Must have min 5yrs exprience. Leave message at 250-765-1699 PATARA Orchards, 3010 Lakha Rd. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seasonal workers for pruning, thinning, picking from May 15 - Oct 15. 40+hrs /wk, $10.25/hr. Call 250-4913477 or fax 250-451-9050

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SUPPORT & EDUCATION COORDINATOR F/T based in Kelowna Alzheimer Res Centre, responsible for delivery of support & education programs in North/Central Okanagan, develops program partnerships. Responsibilities include: working w/healthcare professionals, families in region. Also, develop and maintain volunteer base (recruit, support). Deliver standard education programs for caregivers, people w/early symptoms of dementia & public. Must have extensive knowledge, experience w/Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, dementia, caregiving issues. Degree w/min 3-5yrs experience. Must have vehicle to travel in region. Visit: for more details on this position. NO phone calls to Kelowna Alzheimer Resource Centre. Closes: Feb. 27, 2012 VALLEY MITSUBISHI has a unique opportunity for someone who is hard working and has a self starter personality. This person must be organized, have good people skills and the ability to sell. They must be able to overcome objections, ask for the sale, negotiate price, complete sale or purchase agreements, and most of all follow up customers before and after the sale. They must be able to take direction and work in a team environment. If this sounds like you, please apply today! We offer a base guarantee,competive pay plan, monthly bonus levels and full beneďŹ ts package after 3 months. Please drop off resume off at Valley Mitsubishi 2350 Enterprise Way & ask for Rick Wright, General Manager

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services EVEREST Indian Restaurant looking for Curry & Tandoori Cook, 5yrs exp, $2700/mo. 40hrs/wk. Drop resume at Unit #1-2430 Main street, West Kelowna. 250-768-8700

SUNSHINE Market needs you. Full time experienced Meat Cutter. Salary $17-$22. BeneďŹ ts. Resume to or drop at 4600 Lakeshore Rd. Kelowna

Trades, Technical MI-TEC Millwork & Cabinetry Ltd has a Cabinet Shop Lead hand position available if you are a journeyman. Please contact us for more details. Ph: 250-832-1524 Fx: 250-832-1534


Work Wanted RECENTLY UP ROOTED & NOW AVAILABLE. Merchandising, Buying, Promotion Manager with merchandising all sectors of retail inventory, computer literate, understanding and decision making on all seasonal changes, very good promotional skills, paint expert and homeowner consulting, qualiďŹ ed to help customers with problem solving involving the home environment, complete knowledge of proďŹ t making skills and making it happen, have had pesticide/dispenser license and have knowledge to assist in personal questions, very friendly and personable. Available. Part Time/Full Time Email: Let Me Help Your Business Today!


Alterations/ Dressmaking QUALITY WORK. WE PICK UP AND DELIVER. CALL (250)-801-1693

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage & NIR Sauna. Thank you! Linda 250-862-3929. ASIAN Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188 â&#x153;¸TOTAL ZEN MASSAGEâ&#x153;¸ Relaxation to the Fullest. Mens/Ladies (250)-869-5116

Health Products Footcare.Cert. Licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Nurse. Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drug Marts, Shoppers & Pharmasaves. $45. 250-801-2665 TENDERTOUCH

Holistic Health

F/T or P/T HOUSEKEEPER needed for Oasis Motor Inn. Experienced. Please apply in person. No phone calls.

CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for : Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, ReďŹ&#x201A;exology, $29. Massage $29. 250-868-3114

Help Wanted

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is a manufacturer and marketer of insulation products in the North American market place with production facilities in Milton, ON and Grand Forks, B.C. Our expanding company is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, manufacturing high quality hi-performance mineral wool products.

We are now taking applications for:


We currently have a position available for a CertiďŹ ed Millwright in our maintenance department. Candidate must hold a valid inter-provincial Millwright CertiďŹ cate. This position entails shift work including 12-hour shifts. Competitive compensation package including beneďŹ ts. Human Resources, ROXUL Inc. 6526 Industrial Pkway, P.O. Box 2890 Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-442-5278 e-mail:

We are committed to diversity as an equal opportunity employer.

F/T & P/T Front Desk needed for the Oasis Motor Inn. Duties incl making reservations, process phone calls, provide info on hotel facilities, services, and points of interest in the area. Please apply in person. No Phone Calls.

We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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Financial Services

Cleaning Services


Garden & Lawn

Home Repairs

Moving & Storage

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

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

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

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

GET your pruning done now. Book today and receive one free man hour. We guarantee to keep scheduled appnts. w w w. va n t a g e ke l o w n a . c o m Call Ryan, 250-769-7603

LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879 M.RIOPEL Home Repairs Painting, carpentry, drywall, flooring etc. (250)-300-6512

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

REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

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CASTLES to Shacks. Comm/ Res. Cleaning Specialist. Wkly/bi-mnth/mnthly. Bonded 250-215-6866, 250-769-5866

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

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

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


Garage Door Services

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

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

Quality Taping & Ceiling Texture Small - Med. jobs. 23yrs Exp. Call Jeff 250-869-9583

Garden & Lawn


Ace of Spades. Tree, hedge & shrub pruning. Aeration & Power Raking. 250-878-1315

A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)

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

Home Improvements OLD SCHOOL Construction. framing to flooring. Lg & sm renos, quality workmanship. Organized jobsites. Lic & ins. Sen. disc. Cory 250-862-7094 PLANNING Changes to your Home? Kitchen, painting, patios etc. Free estimates. Contact Doug at Freedom Contracting. 250-575-7006 or

Kitchen Cabinets FURNITURE Plus MFG. Made in Kelowna. Kitchens, Vanities, Chairs, Countertops, Tables & Barstools! Re Upolstery Also Available. 1040 Richter St. 250-215-1903

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282

NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating CALL COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

Sales & Service Directory COUNTERTOPS


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





Comm/Res. Cleaning Specialist. Wkly/bi-mnth/mnthly. Bonded.

250-215-6866 250-769-5866

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starting at


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Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

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


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




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


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


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


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

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


A & S Electric

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



Cert lic’d & insr’d Nurse. Diabetic, fungal nails, callouses, etc. Clinics at People’s Drug Marts, Shopper’s Drug Marts, Pharmasaves $45. Call for appt.

home/oԀce repairs, painting, carpentry, drywall, ӿooring, decorating & more!









Don’t call anyone about spring yard clean up until you speak with us.

North End Moving Services


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


Made in Kelowna. Kitchens, vanities, chairs, countertops, tables & bar stools! Re-upholstery also available. 1040 Richter St. 250-215-1903

Call now and receive one free man hour. We guarantee to keep scheduled appointments. Call Ryan at 250-769-7603

PAINTING/DECORATING f.j. mark ltd. painting Quality Workmanship. Interior or Exterior. Senior Discount. Full WCB Coverage.

Call Fred 250-863-9373


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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098




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


Tar Gravel/Repairs/Torch On/All types of roofs/Sun decks. Much more, just ask. JOHN BROOKE


Free estimates. Call 250-469-3275

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

Qualified, reliable, bonded. Over 30 years exp. res./comm. service renovations, new installations, h/water tanks, dishwashers, washers, dryers. 250-317-2279

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.’


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

Deck & Rail Kelowna

Serving the Okanagan 14 yrs. Vinyl Decking up to 80 mil., Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless, Picket Railings, Fences & Gates. Free Estimates




1 ton dump truck


Call 250-870-1009



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





Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

“Anything you can’t haul, give me a call” 250-718-1595

Artistic Ceramics.




Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting


$59+. FLAT rates for long disRUBBISH REMOVAL tance. Weekly trips between BC/ 0K JUNK AB. Why pay more? Best rates.


Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional


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


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



Thursday, February 23, 2012 Capital News


Pets & Livestock

Painting & Decorating F.J. MARK LTD. PAINTING Quality workmanship & service. Call Fred 250-863-9373 RADAS Custom Painting. 24 yrs exp., Prof. and Clean. Call Rada (250)863-7606 Call DJ (250)808-5555

Plumbing BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. H/W tanks. Qualified & Reliable. 250-317-2279 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card

RIGHT Way Roofing. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Much more!Ask 250-808-1473 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.

Rubbish Removal ED-SON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. “Anything you can’t haul, give me a call!” (250)-718-1595



250-859-9053 OK Junk. Best rates, free est. Call 250-469-3275

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

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

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Feed & Hay


Medical Supplies

Houses For Sale

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Armstrong. 1- 250-546-0420

REMINGTON Rebate Round up at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin. 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Mobile Homes & Parks

Pets Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. Shih-Tzu puppies, 1 males, 1 females, black & white. phone 1(250)547-8974

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage SPARROW’S NEST 1733 Dolphin (off Kirschner) Tues to Sat 10am - 5:30pm

$100 & Under 2011 Sony AM/FM Receiver & 5-disc CD player, $75ea or both $100obo. 250-768-6834 ASSORTMENT of new lampshades, $5/ea. 250-860-7602 NEW velour upholstery fabric, 165x56”, rich multi burgundy tones, $20. 250-860-7602 PROFESSIONAL clothes steamer, $80 OBO. Call 250451-9692 TRI solid brass floor lamp, $20. 250-860-7602 UPRIGHT freezer, working $75 OBO. Call 250-451-9692. WHITE Pocketrod lace Shears, 84”. $5/panel. 250860-7602

$200 & Under

Tree Services

NEW Futon Mattress, $175 OBO, 250-763-6585

ALL Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Pruning, trimming & Downsizing,Ins. 250-212-1716

$300 & Under

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

KENMORE white fridge w/top freezer. Energy efficient 18.3 cu ft. $225 (250)762-2737 NEW Sears Black metal bunk bed with 2 new mattress’, $300 OBO. 250-763-6585

32 ROUND HAY bales, good quality grass/alfalfa, 2nd cut, no rain, feed analysis available, 1235 lbs net wrapped, $165/ton, Vernon, phone 250-558-3008.

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Food Products PEROGIES, Borsch & Cabbage Rolls for sale. Coming soon to your Farmer’s Market. Drop by or phone orders at 778-478-2490

Free Items 27” TV, good working order, great shape. Call 250-7687175 FREE Entertainment Unit, Computer desk and chair, Queen size mattress and boxspring. All in great shape. Call 250-860-6171. FREE Kitchen table. Call 250470-7849 eves Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317


FIREWOOD. Fir $185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469 WANTED Applewood, will buy as rounds/logs, or can remove trees for wood. 604-970-4041

Furniture Memory Foam Mattress 8” Queen. New, still in package. Worth $990. Must Sell for $375. Call 250-307-3236 or 250-550-6647. Can deliver Palisades recliner brown leather couch & loveseat, Canadian made $2000. or sell separate; Table w/built-in leaf 6/chairs $400.obo; medium oak corner curio cabinet, 5 shelves, $250.; (250)503-6172 QUALITY FURNITURE REFINISHING Offering furniture refinishing course starting March 3rd also dated solid wood furniture for sale- Tables Chairs Dresser & So Much MORE! 250-491-3219 Solid Wood Used Furniture OK Estates Furniture & More 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat (250)-807-7775 USED Inventory! Several Filing Cabinets in Stock - Lateral Size, 4 & 5 Drawers, Laminate & Wood Desks, Office Chairs All PRICED to SELL! Visit our Showroom at Total Office Business Furnishings, 420 Banks Rd. Kelowna, 250-7171626 - Trade Exchange Members Welcome! WESTERN STAR AUCTIONS. Buying Estates, Tools, Collectable’s and Furniture. Cash Paid or Consignment to Auction. #8-730 Stremel Rd. (778)753-5580

Garage Sales INDOOR Bsmt Sale! 2515 Delray Rd. Off Elliot. Westbank, Sat. Feb 25 & Sun. Feb 26, 9am-2pm. Four wheel scooter, dehumidifier & various misc. items.

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Misc. Wanted PRIVATE Coin Collector Looking To Buy Collections, Olympic Silver & Gold Coins, Also Buying Bulk Silver Coins. Call Chad at 250-863-3082.

Musical Instruments PIANO - Cecilian. Excellent Condition! $1000 OBO. Please phone 250-767-6388


Sporting Goods STATIONARY bike: “Bodyguard Organic” w/ Heart rate control, various exercises and intensity for sale. $300. Call 250-451-9692. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale ATTENTION 985 sq.ft Condo. Lrg. patio & lrg private fenced yard. Only $149,000 MLS Charlene Bertrand Coldwell Banker (250)-870-1870 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Houses For Sale MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.19% VARIABLE 3.00% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

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$343,900! Updated large Lakeview Heights home, 3 beds 4 baths, gas f/p, double garage and attached storage/workshop, central vac. Perfect first time family home in idyllic setting among the pines. Located at the end of Michelle Cres on a quiet cul du sac. Safe street for kids! Call Martha to show 778-363-2003! OPEN HOUSE FEB 25 & 26 1-3 PM

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SHOPRIDER Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Dealer. Free in home demos. Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Kelowna: 250764-7757 Vernon: 250-5423745 T-free 888-542-3745

• 2 bdrms., 2 bath units • Deck with view • Air Conditioning • In-suite laundry, appliances • Underground secure parking Rhonda: 250-762-9979

Mobile Homes & Parks CANADIAN BUILT SRI home & lot packages available in peaceful Belaire Estates. Hurry, only 9 lots left! Turn key pricing from $110,950.00. Only at Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Road, Kelowna. Toll free 1-866-7662214 FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys. LIQUIDATION Sale. 2bd mobile home, upgraded. New windows, new siding, interior all giprock, walls and ceiling. New laminate floors throughout. $49,000 A deal deal deal. Call Roy at (250)769-0007

Owner will carry financing O.A.C. If you have a job, reasonable credit and can make a down payment, we should talk about brand new home ownership. 64A McCulloch Heights in beautiful S. E. Kelowna $189,900 tax incl’d $1600/mo. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614 PANORAMIC views@ Sierras. 2007, 1513 sq.ft home. Gas FP, A/C. Quick possession $199,000.NO TAX! $1408/mo OAC (250)-769-6614

Apt/Condo for Rent

1&2BD RENTAL Incentives, Adult building, NP, NS, $795$995. 250-878-0136 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments For Rent, very spacious, close to Capri Centre Mall, in newly reno’d building. Close to all ammens, includes fridge, stove, A/C, hot water, UG secured parking & laundry facilities, rent $735/$875. Avail Immed. For more info or to arrange viewing call 250-860-7416 1BD, $650+utils, close to all amens, NP. Call 250-8614700 1 Month FREE! 1Bdrm Apt, 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Excellent condition. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. $775/mo. Includes Strata Fee! Call (250)764-5151 2BD, 2bth, corner of Gordon & Bernard Ave. Lrg, top flr, 5appl, sec prking, exercise & guest rm, lrg strg room, 55+ blding, NS, NP, $975/mo. Call Joanne, 250-861-8435 or 250575-1123 2-bdrm BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, on bus rte. 250-491-3345, 250-869-9788 BACHELOR 1bdrm living room with kitchenette. Very nice. Sep entry. NP NS. $675 utils & heat incl’d. Close to hospital. ALSO 1bdrm apartment, $850 incl utils. Both are Avail. Mar 1st, 778-478-6991 BARBER Rd. Rutland. Brand new, 1bd+den. 2 full bths, avail Feb 1. NS, NP. DD & ref’s req’d. $950. Call 306-8671893, 778-753-4500 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 CENTURY manor, spacious 2 bdrm apartment, located on bus rt., close to downtown, bike path & beach. Small pet ok, heat & hot water included. Call onsite managers 250-7636867 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 LAKEFRONT 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. Fully furn’d. Central. Available. to May From $1290 / 30days. (250)769-4630

MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836.


Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building (250)-861-5605 or (250)-861-5657

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 AFFORDABLE Luxury in the centre of Kelowna. New 1&2bd, 5 appl’s, in-building prking. NS, NP. 250-763-6600

Commercial/ Industrial 1500sq/ft. shop 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo + triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Fully Serviced. WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, (250)769-7424 800 Sq. Ft. Office Space with Large Fenced Compound. Near Reid’s Corner (Sexsmith & Hwy 97) $1350/mo. For more info call 250-215-0377. FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424 WEST Kelowna Industrial Park 2352 Dominion Rd. 6000 sq ft Shop 22 f.t ceiling with office on one acre fenced yard. $5000/mo + Triple net. (250)769-4006 WEST Kelowna Shop, Warehouse for lease, 1500sqft. Available April 1st, $1200/mo. Phone 250-769-3573 or 250718-6952

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD bsmt $775. 819 Saucier Ave, quiet street, near downtown, lake. Adult orientated. No Dogs. Prefer single working or couple. 250-764-2542 2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $875 + utils. Avail Now (250)470-0000 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1200+utils, ref’s. 250826-7501, 250-763-5225 3BD, Glenmore, Fireplace, insuite lndry, yard. Responsible, working or student tenants. March. $1180+ utils 763-7869. 3BD. Lwr. flr. Rutland, NS 4appl., deck & strge, cent. air, $1045 incl. utils., Avail Mar 1st 250-762-3560, 765-7927 3 bedroom in upper level of 1/2 duplex. Large clean unit. 1250 square feet. Two bathrooms, shared laundry, dishwasher, large fenced yard, covered parking spot, deck, air conditioning. Located in central Rutland. $1,200 plus shared utilities. Non-smoking, no parties, pets negotiable. Email 5BD w/2bd inlaw. Large 2300 sq’. Fireplace, near bus/ hosp & lake. Garden. $1800. 250868-9059 AVAIL immed. 2bd duplex in Belgo area. Bright, clean, FS, WD. NS, NP. $775+utils. Call 250-491-0303 FAMILY WANTED for Large 3 Bdrm Duplex in Glenrosa Close to Webber Elementry. NS. NP. $1100/mo Available March 1st (250)-769-8509 LARGE 2bdrm reno’d, 4 appls, NS. NP. $1000 + utils. Ref’s req’d. Avail Now. Call between 6pm 8pm.250-861-1059 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail immed. 250-861-9013, 250-878-2049 NEWLY Built, 2bdrms, & 2.5 baths, 5 appls, A/C, priv. patio, Hospital Area .$1550, Avail Apr. 1. Call 862-1701

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

Homes for Rent 1BD Chalet, in Country setting with scenic view, just 5 min. from Orchard Park. Quiet clean. Small Pet negot. 1 person only. NS $795 incl utils. Avail. April 1st (250)7626627 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154.

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191 ASHER ROAD, 1750 sq/ft. Plenty of parking. 250765-9448 HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 NEWLY reno’d office space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $750 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

2BDRM + den, 1.5 baths, 5 appl, cls to College $1300 utils incl. March 1st. 250-763-2399


1BD. Now available in Crawford. $750. inclusive, 5appl., NS, NP, ideal for sing employed person. 250-764-4266 1bdrm, Rutland, private entry, laundry, $650/mo + 1/3 utils. Avail Mar. 1st for single person. NS, NP, 250-765-5099

1BD w/o bsmt, Westside Rd. area. Lakeview, walk to beaches, sep ent, no bus rt, 2prking stalls. $750 incl cbl & utils. 1 pet neg. Avail Feb.15 days:863-8077 eves:769-0969. 2BD, 1bath, ground level, hospital area, newer flooring, covered parking, laundry, NS, NP, 1 year lease. Avail Mar. 1, $900 + utils, 250-470-2066 2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $900 incl utils. Feb 15. Call 250-317-0373 2BD. Hosp. area, fireplace, lg. yrd. w/creek, bus school $800.+1/2utils, 250-863-5164 2BD lrg bright kitchen, all appls., partially furn’d. Pets ok. Quiet, private, charming & very clean. $850mo. 766-1265 3BD pet friendly home in L. Mission between Gordon & KLO. 1bth, avail anytime, $1600. 250-868-7360 Available March 1. 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat TV, Lakeview Heights. NS, pets negot. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 AVAIL Apr. 1st, 1bdrm, North Glenmore, close to bus rt, priv. entrance, fireplace, utils included. Shared lndry, NS, NP, $850/mo. 250-762-9994. Earlier occupancy negotiable. AVAIL immed. 2bd bsmnt suite, $1000. 5appl, NS, NP. Near Nesters. 250-470-3449 Avail March 1 Ibd bsmt suite, central location, $750 inl utils, senior or working person pref, NS, NP. 250-317-2507 BEAUTIFUL 1bd w/o in Blk Mnt. $900 incl utils, heated flooring, int, cbl, FS, WD, DW & micro, Nparties, NS, small pet ok. Dan, 250-212-7113 NEAR Hospital, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, newly renovated, $750 + Util. Non Smoking, 250-575-2980 NEW bright 2 bed suite in Springfield area of Rutland. W/D, F/S, dishwasher, microwave, electric fireplace, separate entrance, fenced yard and patio. Close to transit, shopping, schools and parks. N/S N/P, No parties. Damage deposit and references required. $850 per month includes gas and electricity. Available immediately. Call 250-859-3852. Newly renovated 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Gordon/ KLO Area. w/d $780 utils. incl’d + DD. Avail. March 1st Call 250-212-3299 RUTLAND N. 2bd, sep ent, no lndry, NP, NS. Couple pref. Ref’s req’d.No Parties Inclds all. $800+DD. 250-801-2785 THIS is a must see! 1st month 1/2 price. Beautiful 2bd 1200sq’ suite. 5appls, bth has tub & shower, priv ent., prking in yard, pref mature, quiet, wrking. NS, Nparties, NP. $900+1/2 power. DD & ref’s req’d. Sandy, 250-451-9192 WESTBANK, Near New Wal Mart area. Nice 2bdrm suite. Ideal for Seniors, gas fp, w/d, np, ns, Call 250-869-2140

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Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. OLD GLENMORE, 3 bdrm, SxS duplex, 5 appls, 1.5 bath, basement, fenced priv yard, N/S, avail March. 1, $1200 mo. Call 250-868-9663. PEACHLAND 2 bdrm main floor w/beach access & lake views, in-suite laundry $990 + 1/2 elec 250-215-8085 RUTLAND - 3bdrm, 2baths, near school/bus. Very nice, quiet neighborhood Avail. Mar. 1, NP, $1300/mo + utils. Call 250-765-3002, 250-863-5616 Spacious top floor. 4bd+den, 2bth. Living & diningrm, kitchen, family room, double garage, appls incl, gas FP. Across from KGH, close to schools, shopping, beach & bus. Feb 1. $1500 on short term lease. Utilities not included. Call Marita @ 250-860-4836 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Jan & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Cars - Domestic

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Rooms for Rent #1 Affordable furnished room DT area, cable, w/d,, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 #1 Available, Furn’d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ studnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 DOWNTOWN - 1 bdrm, $425 incl utils, wireless, laundry. Mature, working person. NS. 250-863-7863, 250-681-1965. MATURE Female, Large Lovely, Quiet, Furn’d House. Lovely View, Balcony, W/D, Cable & Internet. Private Bathroom. $550, (250)769-0661 ROOM for rent: Shr’d bth, kit, living area, near hospital, $550. Call 250-860-0577 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-864-0770 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $550. Furn’d bdrm, $450/mo. 250-317-2546

Shared Accommodation 1Bdrm in Westbank, Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $600 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930 FEMALE pref. Furn rm. Includ all utils, cbl, int, Avail. immed. $400. (250)-870-7183. LOOKING for a single person to share a beautiful view, 1530sq’ luxurious Penthouse near Orchard Park Mall. 2ug secure prking stalls. Pool & hottub, completely furn’d, huge balconies. Avail Feb 1st. Asking $750 incl utils. You’ll love it, call me now! 250-868-8605

Storage FALCON Self Storage, 747 Fitzpatrick Rd. has gated and secure space avail for your boats & vehicles and all your storage needs. Vehicle storage starting at $85/month. Please call 250-765-1477

Suites, Lower 1bd above grnd, large,priv ent, sep patio, sep WD, A/C, gas FP, $800 incl sat. TV, wifi & utils NS,NP. Avail now,762-9726.

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Townhouses 2BD, 1bth, lndry rm, 6appl, 1200sq’, $1000+DD. Avail March 1. Parkinson Rec Centre area. Call 250-317-7431 NEWLY Built, 2bdrms, & 2.5 baths, 5 appls, A/C, priv. patio, Hospital Area .$1550, Avail Apr. 1. Call 862-1701

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Auto Accessories/Parts LYLE’S TOWING. Free Removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537 SCRAP Car Removal. $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days/week Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

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There is a mandatory Proponent’s meeting on March 2, 2012 at 11 am PST at the Kelowna International Airport, Administration Offices, Boardroom The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest or any tender or offer will not necessarily be accepted. RFP documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

Cars - Sports & Imports 2000 Corvette convertible, tan top, tan leather interior, loaded auto, new tires fresh certification $20,000obo 250-558-1078 2004 Chrysler Crossfire loaded leather, Immaculate, V6, 6-spd $12,900. (250)558-1078 2009 Black Hyundai Sonata Sport 4 door sedan, 17” rims and comes with winter and summer tires, Too many options to list: Sunroof, A/C, keyless entry, power windows and locks, alarm, cd player, 5 speed shiftable automatic transmission, cruise, 4 cyl., large trunk, leather trim in interior, metallic gray trim package, 109,468 kms, Gorgeous car! Divorce sale so this car needs to sell fast! $16,500 OBO, financing available, Call to view and test drive, Dean 250-497-5191

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3 BEDRM 2 ba Upper floor of house. Separate laundry, util., and entrance. Large yard and full attached garage. Rutland area, close to schools and YMCA. $1300/mo. + utilities. Pets Neg/NS. Avail Now. Contact Don at 250 764 8305.


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250-765-5474 evenings 3BDRM House, close to all ammenities, $1100/mo. 250470-7291 3BEDROOM Home, Mission area near Barnaby Rd. Safe yard for a family or 3-4 quiet students. Parking for two vehicles including garage. $1650/month plus utilities. Available for short term or long term. Available Now. Call Jill at 764-3092 or Cell 317-4218 4BDRM, 1.5 full bath, small deck, dog welcome. washer $1500 utils incl. 250-762-9703 4Bdrm duplex,close to UBCO 3 appls dw incl’d NP. Avail Mar 1. $1000. 250-765-5752 5Bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available March 1st. To view call Barb 1-(250)-443-4893 5bdrm house on 2 acres in North Glenmore. UBCO Students welcome. To view call Prem at 250-869-2929 6BD, 3.5bth, dbl gar., 1fmlyrm, 1lvngrm, city/lake view. Ellison area, Available. 3060 Lakha Rd. No Dogs. $1800 (250)869-2186, 250-765-5267 A WOOD Lk. View 3bd, 2bath 3levels, strg, crprt $1250+utils. Pets negot. (250)766-4322 CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER steps to beach. Avail March or April 1st. 2 bdrm, full bath, sunroom for den, dining or office. propane gas F/P in living rm. full laundry rm, all appls, all newer laminate flrs throughout, lrg yard, detached garage, sprinkler system. Fintry is off Westside Rd, approx. 35/40 min to Kelowna. A beautiful lakeside community surrounded by Lake Okanagan, park, falls, trails. N/S, pet neg. Call Kristi at 1-604-862-8039 or e-mail at FULL House w/bsmt. 5bdrm, 3bth, Glenmore area. $1800+ utils 250-717-3010, 469-2322



2BD Mobile on private property, newly reno’d, KLO area, working couple pref, max 2 people, NS, small pet neg. $950+utils. 250-762-6627 3Bd 1 bth, large deck, dbl carport, NP, NS, March 1st $1100 incl’s utils. 1099 Tamarack Dr. 3BD central loc. FP, creek, buses, shared utils $1125/mo Avail now. 250-863-5164 3 BDRM, 2.5 BA, newer home in Rutland on quiet cul-de-sac, AC, FP, 5 appl, 2 car garage,

‘01 Monte Carlo SS, Excellent shape, lots of extras, must be seen, $6000 OBO, 878-4873

1999 Cadillac STS

1979 Vanguard Camper Van, mint condition, original paint, 112,000km. Completely refurbished, fully equipped, bathroom. $3995, 250-861-1943

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

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

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Conditional support for decrease in Glenrosa bus service Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

If the District of West Kelowna council stay on their current course, there could be less buses rolling through the Glenrosa area as of Sept. 1. Council focused the majority of Tuesday’s meeting on various transit issues. They started off discussions by looking at ways to achieve cost savings while improving the efficiency of the transit system and eliminating unproductive service. Michelle Orfield, senior transportation planner with B.C. Transit, was on hand to explain service change options to council members. She outlined potential changes to service area, service span, route realignments and frequency. In order to accommodate Bus Rapid Transit without having a tax impact on Westside residents, the district was required to reduce the number of annual service hours by 1,500; however, council indicated they were interested in making reductions beyond that number.

Orfield recommended three service changes to help them achieve that goal. The first was to end night service—on most routes—at 7 p.m., with late service continuing on Highway 97. Orfield also suggested eliminating the special night routing, which she said is currently an inconvenient loop for riders. The second was to maintain the current service on Route 97, but stop the buses at 11 p.m. The third was to change the current Route 21 by creating a Glenrosa route and a Highway 97 Express route. The Highway 97 Express would run from Westbank to UBCO, with service every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours, ending at 11 p.m. The Glenrosa route (Route 21) would receive service every 30 minutes during peak hours and 60 minutes during off-peak hours. This would be a decrease from the current system of service every 15 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes dur-

ing off-peak hours. Coun. Rick de Jong disagreed with cutting down the service in Glenrosa, noting that he believes buses servicing the Glenrosa area are consistently full. He wanted to see specific numbers regarding Glenrosa ridership before he agreed to decrease service to the area. “I’m dead set against changing anything about Route 21 in Glenrosa. I live on that route; it is a heavily used route,” said de Jong. “Previous council made a statement at one point at a past meeting: Get out and use the buses or lose them. I believe Glenrosa residents are getting out and using the buses. I don’t think it’s fair to decrease their service at this point in time until we have those numbers.” Coun. Duane Ophus noted that the principle behind B.C. Transit’s recommendations was to attempt to make service more equal throughout all of West Kelowna. “I think that we’re absolutely on the right track here. We’ve got 4,900 hours of projected sav-


CURRENTLY, buses on route 21 service the Glenrosa area every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 30 min-

utes during off-peak hours. On Tuesday, council conditionally supported plans to reduce that service to buses every 30 minutes during peak hours and every 60 minutes during off-peak hours. ings, which is the direction that council has given for years now,” said Ophus. Ophus made a motion that council conditionally support the recommended service changes. He also requested that B.C. Transit return to council with Glenrosa ridership numbers, with the cost

impact of extending late night service on routes 20, 21 and 24 to 10 p.m. and with the cost of extending the new Route 97 service from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as the cost impact of extending the service by two hours all week long. Findlater said Ophus’s motion was moving coun-

cil in “the right direction.” Despite showing a level of unease with the cut to Glenrosa service, de Jong voted in favour of the motion, but indicated that he may make an alternate motion in the future when ridership numbers come back to council. Coun. David Knowles was the only member

of council to vote against the motion. B.C. Transit will return to council in the coming months and councilj will try to finalize its decision by late April in order to have the service changes implemented by Sept. 1, 2012.


Elliott Road transit exchange gets nod of approval from council Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Three members of council opinion that further consideration is needed to determine an appropriate Westbank centre Bus Rapid Transit exchange wasn’t enough as four councillors approved the revised concept for a transit exchange at Elliott Road. Mike Davis, vice president of operations and chief operating officer with B.C. Transit, recom-

mended that council approve the Elliott Road exchange proposal. He noted that the initial option for an exchange on Elliott Road did not have left turn lanes: A feature that is present in the revised concept. He explained that alternative solutions were to put the Bus Rapid Transit exchange on Dobbin Road, adjacent to existing stops, or to construct the exchange on Hebert Road. Mayor Doug Find-

Doug Findlater later told Davis that he is worried traffic will be too backed up on Elliott Road at certain times to make it

a reasonable location for an exchange. “I would submit, from what I’ve seen, there would be times when the traffic is backed up the full length of the block… your buses would have a very hard time turning off the highway into that block because of the way it’s backed up,” said Findlater. Coun. Carol Zanon said that she didn’t see the Elliott Road option as something that is “suitable for the community.”

“I think that there are going to be complaints forever and (residents) will be getting us to look at another spot to move it in a few years. I think this needs some further consideration,” said Zanon. Findlater’s sentiments echoed Zanon’s. “I think this is a huge mistake from a traffic perspective…I think if we do this, we’ll be regretting it. So will our residents; we’ll be hearing from them,” said Findlater. Coun. Duane Ophus

said that the Elliott Road exchange is the best option that has been presented to council. “I think everybody realizes that this is a difficult decision,” said Ophus. “For me, the answer is to pay attention to the people that we’ve hired… (and) accept their professional expertise. The Elliott concept is really the only choice that we have. “Putting this infrastructure into Westbank centre is one of the most

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important steps that we can, must and will take in terms of Westbank centre revitalization.” Council voted four to three in favour of approving the revised concept for the transit exchange on Elliott Road. Coun. Winsby, Zanon and Mayor Findlater were opposed. Council also, unanimously, approved the Bus Rapid Transit exchange proposal at Westgate Road for the Boucherie exchange.

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am so frustrated that I could scream. It’s late. The kids are in bed. My wife is reading a book. I’ll restrain myself. Kelowna has had another car crash fatality. Last week Thursday, a 62 year old pedestrian was killed at the intersection of Highway 33 and Loseth Drive. The tragedy made a blip in the news. A small plane goes down, killing the pilot and a passenger, and we all take notice. An investigation is launched to determine the cause of the crash to protect future air travellers. A pedestrian is killed in our community and “blip”. Have we become so numbed out by the multitude of car crashes that we have come to accept them as inevitable and, therefore, acceptable? Indeed, according to ICBC’s “community snapshot” for Kelowna, there is an average of approximately 8,700 car tcrashes in Kelowna every year. That’s approximately one every hour. Are crash related injuries and deaths so frequent that they have bercome acceptable as well? An average of approximately 2,700 people are injured every year in Kelowna alone (one every 3 hours and 15 minutes). The fatalities seem to “trickle in”. I have news for you. Car crashes are not inevitable. They are ridiculously unnecessary. The vast majority of crashes would be avoided if drivers simply paid attention to the task at hand. This “blip” of a fatal crash is a prime example. The westbound driver turned to his left, directrly into the driver’s side of the oncoming eastbound

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Paul Hergott vehicle that was passing through the intersection facing a green light. The impact caused the eastbound vehicle to spin out of control, striking and killing the pedestrian. The westbound driver was ticketed for “Undue care and attention”. No kidding. Undue care and attention? How about “Complete lack of care and attention”? It was as easily avoidable as the Westside “accident” that killed Stew Tuningley last summer. It was as easily avoidable as the vast majori-

ty of those 8,700 crashes that occur every year in Kelowna. We should be screaming every time an innocent victim is injured or killed. Yes, we would get mighty hoarse, but perhaps we would raise some awareness. Perhaps the statistics would slowly but surely improve. I am convinced that we can make a change. We “just” need to bust out of our complacency. We “just” have to increase the level of care we take when we’re sitting behind the wheel. Am I naïve? I hope not. For the sake of my children who are snuggled in bed, I hope not. The World Health Organization and the Association for Safe International Road Travel have jointly developed a book

entitled “Faces behind the figures: voices of road traffic crash victims and their families”, to put a human face on the statistics. I have launched a new web site,, to create a British Columbia version of that book. The more we are exposed to the horrendous personal losses, the more we might care about changing things. Scream with me. Please. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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Mt. Boucherie Secondary School Community Connection February 2012 ■ 2012 MBSS graduating class

Looking ahead with hope and optimism BY JAYME MILLER As the grad class of 2012 prepares to say one final goodbye to Mount Boucherie, three exceptional students prepare to make a lasting impression on the graduates by reflecting on the past years, and predicting the future ones. Nicole Nairismagi, this year’s Historian, hopes that her speech will help her peers to “appreciate all the memories we have made,” and also to “realize how fortunate we are to receive an education.” Due to her volunteer work with Me2We and Free the Children, she is constantly reminded that many kids around the world don’t have the opportunity to be educated; something many people forget. Although Nicole will miss seeing friends everyday and being comfortable in familiar surroundings, she is grateful for what she has learned throughout her years at Mount Boucherie. One lesson that stands out to her is to always “appreciate life, because too many people have lost theirs too soon.” When asked if there was anything she would change in the past few years, she confidently replied, “No…, no regrets.”

This year’s Valedictorian, Raymon Sandhu, hopes to inspire his fellow classmates by encouraging them to “follow their hopes and dreams”; something Raymon has found to be very important. He plans to fulfill some of his dreams by spending a semester studying in India and possibly becoming a foreign ambassador. Looking back, he is proud of how responsible many of the graduating students

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have become during these challenging high school years. Although he admits to having minor regrets, he realizes that “these are the moments that have helped [him] learn and have shaped who [he is] today.” Finally, the class of 2012 chose Colleen Fish as their Futurist. As Futurist, she realizes that the weight of the future weighs heavily on her peers and thus, hopes her speech


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will be “uplifting, as opposed to daunting.” Throughout high school, Colleen has enjoyed “growing up with friends” and is looking forward to graduating with them by her side. Like Nicole and Raymon, Colleen will take with her lessons learned in high school: one of them being to “stay true to yourself, no matter what.” When asked what her hopes are for the class of 2012, she calmly looked out the window, as if literally looking into the future, and replied, “I hope we are the class that follows through with what we intend to do… not the class that makes empty promises.” In the future, Colleen sees herself as an environmental scientist, and hopes to “change the world.” Fortunately enough, those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do. When Nicole, Raymon, and Colleen first sat down together to answer these questions, they all agreed that after walking across the stage they would miss the familiar routines of high school, but it was also easy to catch a glimpse of the eager anticipation in their eyes as they talked about the many new adventures that lie ahead of them.

MBSS welcomes students from all over the world BC Student Voice BY ALLISON BROWN On January 20, Mount Boucherie welcomed 17 Peruvian students to the school. They are here for five weeks, taking up residence with people of the community, attending MBSS and experiencing the Okanagan. This visit allows them to strengthen their English skills, learn about our culture and gain independence. But these aren’t the only international students staying here; since September or earlier, Mount Boucherie has hosted 24 students from around the world, as well as five new students from Brazil and Germany on February 1st. These students will stay

six months to a year or more. Students meet weekly to plan for future events they would like to take part in. Mrs. Butler is the event’s organizer for the students and plans the most culturally enriching activities possible. So far, the students that arrived in September have seen the salmon spawning, gone skating, went to a hockey game, experienced the Pumpkin Patch, carved pumpkins, had a Christmas party, a Valentine’s Day party and have gone snowshoeing. At the end of February, all students, including the Peruvians, will be going curling. The internationals from Europe (mainly), may take

whatever courses they choose (with their parents input of course), while students from places like Mexico and Brazil have required courses they have to take. Some students complete their high school year here and simply transfer their grades to their home country. Others had already graduated when they arrived here, and are taking a year off to improve their English before post-secondary. Yuka, a student from Japan, said her favourite thing about Mount Boucherie Secondary was that she got to choose her courses, an option she never had in Japan. Adjustments have been

different for every student - besides the language differences. Some students, like Bruna from Brazil said, “The biggest adjustment for me is the weather,” while Ruben from Mexico said the biggest adjustment for him was “probably the school.” The international students are a great addition to the Mount Boucherie Bear community, and we hope they enjoy their stay as much as we are enjoying their company. We hope that all the fond memories, knowledge of our language and culture they have experienced, are shared with their families and community.

BY BRIANNE MOORE This past week students from Mount Boucherie got to voice their opinions in the BC Student Voice Okanagan Region Form. This forum gave students from all across the Central Okanagan Region the opportunity to come together and look at some the common issues the Ministry of Education say to be a problem. Everyone’s opinions were heard and will be apart of how the Ministry of Education will decide on further action. The topic of discussion was what an individual student’s learning style looks like. The Ministry of Education is moving towards structuring education in a way that fits individual needs. However, students input is wanted before the ideas become a part of policy. The idea consists of allowing students to move at their own pace, opposed to keeping up with the class, sometimes getting ahead, or falling behind, along with students teaching themselves, in hopes of having a greater grasp on concepts. This is a concept that current students will not see over the course of their time in high school, but future students may see some of these changes.

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The stresses of grade 12 BY NICOLE NAIRISMAGI It would seem almost impossible to know exactly what you want from life at the age of 17, yet that is what is expected of teens today. Any grade 12 can relate to constantly being asked, “So, what are your plans for next year?” and feeling pressured to know the precise answer. Speaking as a student in grade 12 personally, the stresses that coincide with graduating can be more than overwhelming for many. The main pressure of the final grade school year is the necessity of excelling in all classes, while maintaining a job, and

school and community involvement. These are qualities that are prerequisites for entry to a university, yet extremely difficult for a 17 year old to manage. If you ask any typical grade 12 student, you will discover that most cannot balance high grades and a job, let alone adding extracurricular activities to that. For the few students that do, a heavy congratulation is in order as it is a task easier expected than done. On top of this, there is the looming threat of the expenses of post-secondary education. While there are many ways to receive

financial aid, most students cannot dedicate hours of time to searching and applying for scholarships. This places an immense amount of stress on youth, as part time jobs now play a key role in saving for the future. With the cost of a university or college education on the rise, it’s become nearly impossible for a student with no help from parents to graduate post-secondary school debt free. Sadly, it is because of this that many deserving and willing students aren’t able to pursue an education after graduating high school. The stresses of needing to excel at school,

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