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smiling. The sun was shining. Then, BABOOM. It all fell apart. Two years later, Capital News contributor Shelley Nicholl takes a look at where we are now and how local businesses picked up the pieces on the road to recovery. See story A3.



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When Alan (not his real name) arrived in Kelowna, he’d landed right in the peak of the building boom. Self-employed in the building trades, he “hit the ground running.” Work was plentiful and he started getting his company established. But by the fall of 2008 everything tanked. A few clients didn’t pay him and the recession smacked the building industry hard. “It got to the point that I had to go to the food bank,” he said. “It was brutal. There’s no real word to describe how that feels. It was the lowest of lows for me.” Four months later, things are just starting to pick up as he is now bidding on projects. “It’s been a long haul to get the ball rolling,” he said. “There were a lot of phone calls, a lot of knocking on doors.” As he puts it, “I’m OK now. I’m not in a great position, but I’m OK.” And, he’s hopeful about future prospects. ••• Similar stories are being heard throughout the

city. Many local businesses, especially smaller ones and those connected to construction and manufacturing, have been bruised by the recession. “It’s a challenge across the board,” said Economic Development Commission executive director Robert Fine, as he notes the local retail and tourism sectors have all felt the impact. “Really, when the economy goes on a global trend, we’re not going to escape that,” he said. “We’re not isolated.” Some businesses were lost or downsized, while other chugged through. What Fine has noticed is a tendency for businesses to take the recession experience and look at how to be more productive and more competitive. That is true in the construction industry. Construction starts are climbing, although not at a rapid pace. There were more building permits issued at the City of Kelowna from January to March this year, 454, compared to last year, 323, but down from 490 in 2008. As well, the dollar-value of the permits dropped to $110 million

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in 2010 from $160 million in 2008, with more permits for renovation projects than new homes. So far this year, there have been 73 permits taken out for single-family homes. Last year, there were only 25 permits out for the same period. Compare that to 98 in 2008 and 118 in 2007. It’s the kind of recovery that actually may build a stronger construction industry in the years ahead. “Everybody in the industry certainly had to take some action to survive through it,” explained Kevin Bounds, of Edgecomb Builders and first vice-president of the local chapter of the Canadian Home Builders Association. “It hurt every aspect of the business. Things now are a lot better. There’s more confidence in the market.” The frantic pace of construction before the

bust meant trades and builders had to scurry to keep up with demand. Most companies added people, even though it became tougher to keep a full crew as good labour became harder to find. When the contracts started to dry up, it gave businesses a chance to look at how they could do things better—more efficiently and competitively. “I think everyone’s being a lot more careful about how they add business into their company,” Bounds said. “They’re more cautious in growing.” His company had to lay off six workers and is down to 12 staff now. While Bounds is looking at different projects, he doesn’t anticipate increasing the staff by much. Part of what triggers new home construction is when the real estate market is healthy. As Bounds explained,

many people wanted to build new homes, but couldn’t sell the one they were in. Now, with real estate moving again at a brisker rate than last year, it opens the door for more building. But, it was a while coming. Realtor Brenda Marshansky, president of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board, said everyone expected the real estate market to correct. The demand for Kelowna real estate created a frenzied market that couldn’t sustain itself. “Prices were going up on a weekly basis,” Marshansky recalled about the pre-bust market. “Then, the tap just got shut off in a day. Typically, you expect a slower drop. It really ended in a very distinct time frame. “We were surprised at how sudden it was.” As Kelowna realtors watched the Vancouver

and Victoria housing markets start to heat up again in recent months, it was a while before that kind of impact reached Kelowna. An oversupply of condos and homes had to be absorbed, which Marshansky said has now happened. Now, the pace and prices are more stable. The average house price has risen to $460,417 this year from $438,866 at this time last year, which is about a four per cent increase, compared to the 20 to 25 per cent annual increases before 2008. It was only in 2002 when the average home price was $204,838. House prices are still out of reach for many, but Marshansky doesn’t predict another price-fueling boom as in the past. What she’s seeing now is, as in the construction market, there is more confidence in buying and selling real estate.

Noteworthy is that even with the sharp tremor in real estate sales, the recession didn’t see many realtors pack up their signs. A few moved on, but others actually came into the market, so Marshansky says now the number of realtors is comparable to pre-bust. That’s not true in every sector. Most businesses had to drop employees. At SRI Homes, a local manufacturer of pre-built homes, general manager Jim Stevenson said the company had more than 200 employees before the recession struck. That was scaled back to 125 in May 2008 and then 20 were brought back. It further rolled back to 92—a level that has been maintained since. With the housing market dropping off, the company had to take a look at See Recession A4

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Business confidence is up, but so are food bank client numbers Recession from A3 its options, which Stevenson says isn’t as easy as it may seem. “It’s really hard to determine what action to take when you don’t know what’s happening,” Stevenson said. The SRI market is mainly in small towns in B.C., which haven’t rebounded as well as the urban areas. As well, with the ailing U.S. housing market still coming up for air, many home building companies are dumping their products at reduced rates on the Canadian market. It makes for a challenging rebound tactic. “You have to take action to adjust to an ever-changing market. You

have to be agile,” said Stevenson. His company is wellpoised for when the market recovers more soundly and is looking at different projects that it would not have had time to take on when it was busy. “I think we’ve got a steady market,” Stevenson said. “We’re staffed right for the orders coming in and we hope to see improvements in the next few months.” Still, riding out a recession requires a lot of sweat. “We’ve weathered it. We had to work harder. We had to work harder when there was less market. We had to work hard for every order. And, we’re doing that,” he said. Another manufacturer, FormaShape, rode through the recession

with the fortunate position of having already diversified and found new markets. Three years ago, the company invested in special equipment that would allow it to produce a broader product mix. The company that makes composite fibreglass products such as waterslides, canopy and wall cladding and signs, landed a lucrative, energy company contract before the bust as well as a contract for products for the Olympics. Still, the company had to look at the downturn in the market in its waterslide business that had previously made up a larger share of its business. Marketing and sales manager Bren Steele explained how that, along

with the higher Canadian dollar, triggered the company to focus more on markets “in our own backyard.” While the company is now more robust and has more employees working more shifts, it had to cut back to keep expenses manageable. “We definitely reacted and we did it from a costcontainment perspective when things looked bleak,” Steele said. In 2009, management was thinned out and employees were laid off to reduce the staff to about 65 to 75 employees. Now, there are 125 employed. “The combination of the Olympics and diversification and clients were successful for us,” said Steele. “It was good timing for us.”

In the service industry, the employment doors haven’t opened wide and the situation is far from the experience in 2007 when jobs landed in everyone’s laps. “It’s an employer’s market,” said Steve Stinson, owner-operator of the Keg restaurant. “There’s less turnover, more consistent staff. If you can handle more with experienced staff, it makes the business easier to run.” While Stinson said business is down about five per cent since the recession hit and hasn’t rebounded yet, the positives are that his costs are lower, such as importing produce from the U.S. during the winter. “Every year my business has gone up , ex-

cept for the year of the fire when it was slightly down,” he said. “This time we went flat.” The growth isn’t coming back, but business isn’t sliding either. “Flat is the new good,” he joked, although he’s expecting sales could be up slightly more than last year. Stinson attributes his restaurant’s ability to ride the recession storm to holding on strongly to its branding and, unlike in other businesses, not changing anything, trying instead to provide the consistent product Keg customers expect. “The national brand really benefits us,” he said. Another strong business area for Kelowna, tourism, had a year to for-

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Recession from A4 bers haven’t jump significantly, but businesses are more cautious about taking out loans. As a sign of the times, one of the few businesses that have flourished in the downturn was the Kelowna Community Food Bank. “This year is shaping up to be a record year,” said David Purdon, communications coordinator for the food bank, pointing out 2009 was also very busy. “The first quarter we were up by 30 per cent. We had a recordbreaking day in Janu-

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ary—184 households.” He’s not predicting things to slow up yet, if at all. He noted that many families who lost work and were on unemployment are now at the end of their benefits and will likely need help. As well, the jobs are not coming back very quickly. Still, the unemployment rate in Kelowna is edging downward to 8.2 per cent this month, compared to 9.1 per cent in January. Last year, it reached a peak at more than 11 per cent, while before the bust in 2008 it hovered under five per cent.

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Sexual assault case settled Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

A settlement has been reached in a sexual assault case involving the Westside Warriors Junior A hockey club and one of its volunteers.

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Brent Fournier. However, the hearing was cancelled due to a settlement being reached, according to the tribunal office in the Lower Mainland. “The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is not able to release further details,” a spokeswoman stated. None of the parties could be reached for comment. According to documents Carrothers filed February 5, 2009, two separate incidences involving Fournier, which allegedly occurred in the Warriors’ office, the first at the end of August 2008 and the second January 14, 2009. Fournier denied both allegations. The first inappropriate conduct allegedly occurred in the Warriors’ back office at the Mount Boucherie Community Centre.

Fournier was returning money he owned Carrothers and her husband. However, instead of handing the money over, Carrothers said Fournier took the cash out of an envelope, put his hand inside her blouse and stuck the money in her bra. “I did not mention this incident to my employer as there was a lot of instability in the office and I was concerned for my job,” said Carrothers. In response to the allegation, Fournier said he handed money to Carrothers under a counter because he didn’t want anyone to know he had borrowed money. In the second incident, Carrothers alleged Fournier forcibly kissed her as she was locking up the office that evening. “He put his hand on my shoulder and pushed, which caused me to turn towards him. He bent


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Carrothers came forward five days after the second incident. She said she chose to come forward at that time because she was terminated and her job was no longer in jeopardy.

In a statement of defense filed April 19, 2009, then Warriors owner Gary Gelinas said Fournier was not an employee and therefore the hockey club shouldn’t have been named in the case.


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in age from 23 to 49, were arrested at the property and later released to promises to appear in court on July 19 to face charges of possession of stolen property, production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Police say all three were living at the property, and one was the property owner. One of the men has a related criminal record, Morrison said.

Accomplice in beating gets time on probation A woman who helped force a man who had earlier been beaten and confined, to sign over the ownership of his truck, has been sentenced to two years of probation. Shelley Doris Tubbs was handed the probationary period, as well as a $1,000 fine, following a sentencing April 15, about a month after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft over $5,000. The victim, Brent Doyle, had been attacked inside a room at the Teddy Bear Lodge in Lake Country on Feb. 6, 2009, after going there with another man to pick up some crack cocaine supplies. Doyle was, amongst other things, kicked, stomped and punched by two men—one who has been convicted in the case and another who has pleaded guilty—over a period of several hours. At one point, Tubbs was called to bring transfer documents for Doyle’s truck and he was forced to sign over the truck to the group.

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expressed that this model would be preferred,” strategic land development manager Derek Edstrom says in his report before council this weekend. The site was originally slated for a buildout which included 20 per cent affordable housing, but in a meeting this March council scaled the goal back to 15 per cent. City staff presented them with figures showing the site would be worth nothing if they maintained a 20 per cent affordable housing target and set a high level of environmental rating standards for the buildings. Effectively, it meant the taxpayer would be subsidizing the entire project by picking up the tab for the land. Central Green will be built on the old Kelowna secondary school site.

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There’s a growing interest in beekeeping in the Central Okanagan, despite problems with declining bee populations in some parts of the U.S. Kelowna beekeeper Bob Chisholm says he gets more requests than he can fill for bees to begin new colonies, and the local beekeeping club is growing in size. And, despite the losses over winter in hives on Vancouver Island, he says bees here in the Okanagan overwintered in a healthy state, judging by his own hives and by talking to fellow beekeepers. Chisholm has 250 to 300 hives, with many of his “girls” out in blossoming orchards right now. The big rush, however, will come in a week or so when apple blossoms begin to open up, he notes. In fact, there are currently millions and millions of bees out in local orchards right now ensuring that enough blossoms are pollinated to produce a crop this season. Once they’ve done their job pollinating tree fruits, Chisholm moves his hives to different areas to forage because they specialize in selling single nectar honeys such as fireweed and clover at the farmers’ market. More than half his hives spend the summer in the Cariboo, while others go to places like Lumby where there is good forage. Because he moves his hives outside Kelowna for forage, he’s not concerned about local fields being paved over, but he says if he was depending on his own back yard, it might be quite another story. He admits that bees

can’t get nectar from asphalt and notes that without bees people had better get used to eating nothing but gruel. Or, gruel with a glass of wine, because grapes don’t need bees for pollination. They’re selfpollinating. Chisholm has been around bees all his life, and says when he moved here a decade or so ago from the Maritimes, the property he bought had a few hives on it. From a hobby, it developed into a business for him. While he says beekeeping may be more complex than it used to be, it’s not all because of varroa mites, which first showed up in B.C. hives in 1990. Not only can the mites decimate hives, but the viruses they carry can too. However, Chisholm notes there’s more ammunition around to treat such problems too, although


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Fraudster pleads guilty to 17 charges, sentencing Tuesday Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

A man who defrauded more than a dozen classic car collectors is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. This past Monday morning, Kurtis Eugene Pomerleau pleaded guilty

to 17 counts of fraud on what was to be the first day of a month-long trial in front of Justice Alison Beames. The 45-year-old, dressed in a dark blue pinstriped suit jacket and dark pants, uttered the word “guilty” 17 times as each

charge was read to him by a court clerk. According to police, Pomerleau used web sites, like eBay and Craigslist, to list classic cars for sale. Once a buyer forwarded Pomerleau the funds, he either sent them a vehicle of lesser value

than what was advertised, or no car at all, police said at the time of his arrest. Pomerleau was initially charged in May 2007 with five counts of fraud in relation to nine separate incidents. At the time, police said most of the victims were from the United States. Since then, the number of victims has grown to 18. All the frauds took place between September 2005 and June 2007. One of those victims,

California resident Randy Brinsley, has since sued Pomerleau after losing nearly $33,000 US in a deal. According to his statement of claim, Brinsley agreed to buy a 1970 Ford Mustang after viewing it on in February 2007. Brinsley claims Pomerleau failed to deliver the Mustang by the date he promised and has not returned the purchase price, despite several requests.

At one point, Pomerleau emailed Brinsley and said he would not ship the Mustang until the money was released to him from his bank account. His bank account had been frozen after the bank was notified by RCMP that Pomerleau was being investigated for fraud. Pomerleau has not filed a statement of defence in the civil case. In the criminal case where he pleaded guilty, Pomerleau’s lawyer, Grant

Gray, asked Monday for a technical suitability report, which is used to see if electronic monitoring is an option as part of sentencing. It is believed that the defence will be asking for house arrest for Pomerleau at his sentencing hearing, which is set for Tuesday. Pomerleau, a single father of two, is currently on bail, under conditions not to use the Internet or engage in selling vehicles.

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ast week I attended a large newspaper conference in Florida and I learned a ton of things. Among them I discovered that I need to become more active and interactive with social media; to bring warmer clothes to such an overly air-conditioned environment; and that in a large sea of strangers, adults are able to become fast friends in much the same way that children are. Like a lot of kids, mine are shy and stand insecurely on the sidelines when I take them to a party where they don’t know a

soul. Observing the other children chatting and laughing and having a grand old time, I’ll pat my two on the back and urge them to join in, explaining that’s the only thing to do if they want to be part of the fun. It might take meeting a few different kids before it ¿nally clicks, but that’s exactly what it seems to eventually do: click. And when you hear that sound, it’s as if you’re witnessing brand new buddies become lifelong friends right before your eyes. As adults, especially in a professional environment, we often become reserved and guarded, allowing the fear of rejection to rear its ugly head. Even at a convention like the one I was just at, where the majority of the people were there to meet others, I found myself feeling just like my kids do when they attend a party full of strangers. Of course, I didn’t have my mommy with me, reminding me how much I’d lose out on if I let my shyness take over. But I did have my experience in knowing just how true that is. The ¿rst night I attended a cocktail party where it seemed

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Within moments I felt like I’d known this wonderful lady for years as we asked each other questions and discovered our similarities and differences. Her name is Allison and I met up with her brieÀy every day after that as I continued to meet hundreds of other people at the conference. Tucking my shyness into my pocket as I entered rooms full of strangers over and over again for four days straight, I was fortunate to make many great connections and meet some phenomenal people I’ll never, ever forget. And in this highly connected world we live in, they will continue to be a part of my world with the power of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social mediums where we can continue to connect… and, in some cases, continue to click. (To view the skit that accompanies this column visit and click on video clips.) Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. You can contact her at

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fact that her age is below the age of consent means her willingness is no defence. She found that Tocher’s evidence was “incredible� on various points, and rejected his evidence he thought the girl was older. Instead, she accepted the evidence of the girl. Three weeks after the incident with Tocher, the court also heard Dumbovic was at the same Westside home for a party. He said he consumed 12 to 13 ounces of alcohol before he arrived and then drank more alcohol at the home. The mother at the home testified she chased the girl away from the young men several times during the night before finding a bedroom door locked. The girl testified that Dumbovic told her to lock the door and they were planning to kiss. However, she later agreed to perform oral sex. Dumbovic was aware of the girl’s age, Wallace said, but argued that he

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was “too drunk� to commit the act and that the girl had made up the allegation against him to get back at Tocher. Wallace found that Dumbovic “exaggerated� how much he had drank, and rejected his assertion that he was too intoxicated to perform the sexual offence. As well, she noted the girl was a “credible and reliable witness� as she found Dumbovic guilty. While both men were charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16, they cannot be convicted on both counts because it would amount to being convicted twice for the same offence. She found the men guilty of sexual interference, but she said she was willing to hear submissions from defence lawyers on which offence they should be convicted of at the sentencing hearing, which will happen at a later date.




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Angry taxpayers eager to speak with a pen in local ridings Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Opposition to the proposed B.C. Harmonized Sales Tax in the Central Okanagan continues to grow. As of Friday, Fight The HST’s local petition drive to force a province-wide vote on the introduction of the controversial tax had collected more than the 10 per cent

of signatures from eligible voters in the three local ridings that is required by law. According to the local organizer’s website as of Friday afternoon, 4,814 signatures had been collected in the Kelowna-Mission riding, 4,722 in Kelowna-Lake Country and 6,745 in WestsideKelowna. In the three ridings, Elections B.C. has set the

minimum requirement at 4,300, 4,259 and 4,188 signatures respectively. In the Vernon-Monashee riding, the number of signatures is closing in on the 4,521 required. As of Friday, 4,359 signatures had been collected. Under B.C.’s initiative law, the signatures of at least 10 per cent of all eligible voters must be collected in every riding in B.C. in a 90-day period

to force the government to consider any proposed initiative. While the signatures must still be verified by Elections B.C., local organizer Daniel Thorburn said he is very happy with the response the petition is getting. But he is continuing to urge anyone who has not already signed to do so despite news that the required thresholds have


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been reached here. He said in addition to wanting to send a strong message to the government about the anti-HST sentiment, some signatures may be disqualified by Elections B.C. and that will bring down the overall number. He has said he would like to see at least 30 per cent of all eligible voters sign the petition here.

“Just wanted to update everyone on this very important issue,” wrote Thorburn on the Capital News website ( “We are doing great!” On his own website (, he wrote: “These numbers are not official but as you can tell, we are doing awesome! “Way to go every-

one keep it up! We’re not sending the minimum requirement message, but the maximum strength one!” Thorburn said he plans to release daily totals on his website from now on. The site also lists petition locations and times. The petition campaign must wrap up July 5.

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The day I walked it, the sky was as blue as vintage china. There was no wind, just the slight breeze from traffic. It was pleasantly cool. A few cyclists sped by, a couple of runners, a handful of walkers. With every step, the orange towers loomed larger. With every step, I felt smaller, a tiny dot above San Francisco Bay. Walking the Golden Gate Bridge isn’t on everyone’s to-do tourist list.

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pavement beneath your feet vibrates a bit from the traffic. More than 1.8 billion vehicles have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge since it opened in 1937. Bridge officials don’t keep track of how many pedestrians use the bridge, but there can be as many as 6,000 on a busy summer day, says Mary Currie, spokeswoman for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. In the early 20th century, San Francisco boomed with dreamers, but ferries were the only way across the Golden Gate straits. Why? Nobody thought it was possible to build an earthquake-proof bridge there. Then engineer Joseph Strauss and colleagues came up with an idea—a suspension bridge able to move with the wind and anchored securely against peril. It worked. For 73 years, the Golden Gate Bridge has withstood storms and earthquakes, even the 1989 Loma Prieta quake that cracked the nearby Bay Bridge. It can sway (side to side) 27.7 feet and flex (up and down) 10.8 feet. Can a pedestrian feel it sway? I tried to. I didn’t. But then again, it was a quiet day. At the bridge’s highest point, walkers stand 271 feet above the water, while the Art Deco-style towers loom another 500 feet straight up. Along the way, I met a bridge painter unrolling a hose and toting pails of International Orange paint. Is it true that as soon as they finish painting the bridge from one end to the other, they have to start over? “That makes a good story,” he said, laughing. Although the bridge radiates good nature, it has a dark side. Anyone who walks it will quickly realize that its orange railings are way, way too low for common sense—just 4 feet high. About 24 people commit suicide every year by jumping off the bridge. Golden Gate Bridge officials have proposed adding metal nets 20 feet below the railings on each side to catch or deter jumpers. The $50-million net idea has been deemed the least intrusive to the architecture while also being effective. It also would allow them to keep the bridge open to pedestrians. Because final funding See San Fran A17

San Fran from A16 has not been approved, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no start date yet rfor the bittersweet project, says Currie. But it would be good to end the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s link to sorrow. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d wager that for most people, standing atop the kGolden Gate makes you glad to be alive, not the opposite.


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en Gate Bridge On Foot: The 10-footwide walkway on the bridge is free and open from dawn to dusk. By Tour: Most sightseeing tours stop only for a minute for a photo op. But San Francisco City Guides leads free walking tours of the bridge every Thursday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Meet at the statue in front of the visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center on the San Francisco side. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. For info: www.sfcityguides. org or 415-557-4266. By Bike: Bike and Roll bike rental has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bike the Golden Gate Bridgeâ&#x20AC;? tour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 9-mile ride offered at 1 p.m. daily ($55) from San Francisco to Sausalito. Cyclists ride over the bridge, then take a ferry back. For info:, 415-229-2000. By Boat: The Red and White Fleet has a onehour Golden Gate Bridge tour. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s narrated by an audiotape, which is filled with tales of hair-raising San Francisco eventsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; earthquakes, fires, Alcatraz prison escapes, runaway horses, collapsing buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but nothing bad about the bridge, which is good, since your

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The City of Kelowna is updating the local area service parcel tax rolls. The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection at the City of Kelowna office Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners of property included in these areas may request that their own property roll be amended based on one or more of the following grounds: a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed A request must be made in writing to: Revenue Manager, City of Kelowna, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4 by 4 p.m. April 26, 2010. Local area service parcel tax rolls can be local improvements such as concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, boulevard seeding, road/lane drainage or sewer and water services. Local Improvement Parcel Tax Rolls: Abbott St Ace Rd Adventure Rd Bach Rd Badke Rd Benchview Rd Bernard Ave Bertram St Bothe Rd Braemar St Brighton Rd Burtch Rd Cadder Ave

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Lot A, District Lot 139, ODYD, Plan 35149 Bylaw No. 10311 (Z10-0001) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to permit a standalone car wash. Requested zoning change: from the C4 – Urban Centre Commercial zone to the C3 – Community Commercial zone. Owner/Applicant: T 252 Enterprises Ltd/John Adams Text Amendment TA10-0004 To consider a Text Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 8000 to change the wording for the Service Station, Minor definition.

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Lot 39, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP52738 Bylaw No. 10321 (Z10-0014) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to legalize a secondary suite within a single family dwelling. Requested zoning change: from the RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU1s – Large Lot Housing with Secondary Suite zone

Owner/Applicant: Zhen Hong Luo and Min He/ Robert Zhen Hong Luo Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public hearing are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between April 16, 2010 and 4pm on Monday May 3, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday May 3, 2010 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of April 16, 2010 and up to and including May 4, 2010.

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Farming in B.C. To the editor: As an apple grower and member of the 121-year-old British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association I have been wondering what shape our industry will be in for our 125th anniversary. If you have travelled in the Okanagan lately you would notice that many of our once abundant orchards have been replaced by vineyards. If you look closely you would find many of our fruit packinghouses shut down. These packinghouses were institutions in many of our communities and they provided hundreds of full time jobs at union wages. Where we once grew and packed around 10 million boxes of apples and pears we are now at 2.5 million and falling. Why then, in this time of food security, locavores, consumer safety and positive health choices is our industry be in peril?

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Let’s look at Washington State. At one time their fruit industry and ours were roughly the same size with theirs located in the most fertile and moderate growing locations just over the border. They had small to medium 10-40 acre family farms and they built their industry on a model of farmer cooperatives supplying mostly the domestic mar-


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believe that most of the people who run the public school system are pretty smart. At least academically smart. And you would hope their education pedigrees combined with their experience working as a teacher or principal serves them well in making difficult decisions about our school system. But that’s at the district level. When you look beyond to the bureaucrats at the ministry of education level, then I’m not so sure. Listening to the pushback this past week from school boards around the province, including the Central Okanagan school trustees, I am beginning to wonder if the education ministry people have long since lost their way,

corrupted by the financial and political priorities set forward by the premier’s office, most if not all of which have little to do with education. For the last 20 years, Barry our school system has Gerding been beaten up on the fiscal ledger. The bean counters in Victoria annually look at ways to download costs to school districts, to maximize the benefit of every dollar funnelled into our education system. This isn’t a Liberal or an NDP thing either, it’s a government thing. Long ago, I started tuning out politicians who talk about our children as our best natural resource. We don’t treat them as such in our school system, and we don’t treat them as such when they live in poverty circumstances.


The oddity is the vision that appears to be shown for post-secondary institutions, such as our own UBC Okanagan, seems to disappear at the elementary and high school levels. During the 1990s decade in Burnaby’s school district, it began with schools being shut down as enrolment was falling. But the braintrust at the school district office had the foresight to envision that declining student enrolment was going to change, and those schools would be needed. They also had the foresight to realize that the condo developments coming on stream in the Metrotown region of the city would be housing families, not just singles and couples which up to then was the norm. They were right on both counts. I wonder if anyone in Victoria has that kind of vision for our public education system, or are all the fiscal decisions based on the needs of the pre-

mier’s office? Health care and education are the two biggest drags on our provincial budget. But while the provincial government of the day is always quick to pat itself on the back for capital projects like building schools, providing the funding to keep them running sometimes gets overlooked or conveniently ignored. I wonder how much more fiscal pounding our school system can take before it breaks. Perhaps it is broken already, and we just don’t realize it, so consumed are parents, teachers and school administrative officials now in trying to overcome continual funding issues to save programs and maintain the ideal of a quality education. Isn’t that what our government is supposed to be doing?

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B.C. farmers face setbacks U.S. farmers don’t Farmers from A20 ket, just like us. When the Columbia River was dammed with B.C. providing mostly reservoir storage capacity, a unique agricultural opportunity arose. With abundant consistent water flow and cheap power to run the pumps, water was moved to the inexpensive rock and sagebrush wastelands where 1,000 acre orchards and vineyards were developed. It didn’t take long for the orchard companies to plant themselves into a domestic oversupply situation but with the help of U.S. government export development subsidies Washington apples were soon being delivered from Taiwan to Saudi Arabia; and rof course the easiest export opportunity of all— to Canada. The provincial government did in fact create a trust to mitigate the economic impact of the damming of the Columbia River. The Columbia tBasin Trust is a far-reaching and visionary instrument to mitigate the economic impact in B.C. of the dams on the Columbia River. The trustees are to be credited for their open and transparent reporting ( The Columbia Basin Trust provides about $9 million per year in grants to projects within the tbasin. Though the Okanagan does indeed flow into the Columbia and U.S. maps show the Okanagan as part of the Columbia River Basin, in B.C. the Columbia Basin tTrust excludes the agriculfture sector of the Okanagan. So, the most impacted industry by the damming of the Columbia River is not eligible for compensation from the trust set up for this purpose—a Catch 22! With Washington production greatly increasing (about 20 times since the Columbia was dammed), B.C. growers have come to expect chaos in the market whenever they produce more than 90 million boxes. Unfortunately they now seem to be at a permanent 105-120 million boxes.


Fair competition of course is a good thing and while these new orchard areas have great advantages we (with one arm tied behind our back) also have advantages of our own. Our more northerly climate with its proximity to the moderating effects of Okanagan Lake

and the crisp cool fall nights allows us to produce apples with superior colour and crunch. Our agricultural researchers, many of whom grew up on our orchards, have developed many of the new apple varieties and most of the new cherry varieties grown worldwide. Ambrosia, one of the most spectacular apples I’ve ever seen, was discovered and developed in B.C. Our model of cooperation has allowed us to invent and implement a unique valley-wide insect control method using sterile insects to outnumber the destructive insect pests. Nearly half the acreage of the Similkameen Valley is certified organic and overall we probably produce fruit using the least amount of chemical inputs of any growing area in the world. At the same time as the Washington State industry has grown, the number of major retailers in Canada has declined through the process of merger and acquisition. This is done to achieve market clout. Our broker, BC Tree Fruits, sells 90 per cent of our apples to only four customers; one of whom buys nearly half the crop. They are firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to dictating pricing and although they are very happy to have our high quality apples on their shelves we are forced to match the pricing of our competitors or risk losing sales to others. Our lower dollar was once the small price premium we had and that has now vanished. Without the support of the major retailers, the Okanagan tree fruit industry fears becoming a cottage industry, but we also fear the concentrated market power of the retailers.


In B.C. our land is legislatively prohibited for use other than for agriculture. We at the BCFGA strongly support the Agricultural Land Reserve provided our provincial government supports farming. There have been a few helpful agricultural programs that some growers have been able to take advantage of over the years but nothing like our competitors in other countries and provinces. According to Statistics Canada our provincial government spends the lowest amount of any province per dollar of agricultural gross domestic product. We are at 4 per cent and the Canadian average is

16 per cent. To be fair to the present government, the neglect of agricultural issues has not happened overnight but it seems that while other provinces support and protect farmers we in B.C. protect farmland. What will happen when there are no farmers? For Okanagan apple growers there is no tomorrow.


Due to an unusually early Arctic front that arrived last Thanksgiving weekend all the apples that had not yet been harvested were freeze affected. Growers in the colder areas had their apples turn to mush. Those whose crops froze lightly and appeared to recover harvested their fruit. The fruit quality, however, was thought to have been compromised and much of the crop was downgraded and diverted for juice (this is another market that once provided fair returns but now there are large supplies of foreign concentrate turning the world market into a dumping ground). Washington had the same cold front and had the same problem with their fruit. For B.C., without the massive expansion that occurred in Washington State, the impact of the frost was that fewer boxes were packed with so many apples left in the orchards. This increased our costs per box as the packinghouse overhead had to be paid first, resulting in less for the grower. By the way, the government programs meant to help out in these instances—Crop Insurance and AgriRecovery— do not work because only a small (10 per cent) portion of the crop was affected. Growers are hoping for some meager help from AgriStability, but it is not intended to deal with all of the challenges facing growers today.


The 2009 apple crop has now mostly been sold and the results are in. Growers are waking up to the fact that the cash flow is so poor they may not be able to farm this year. The cash cost for growing a pound of apples, not including the farmer’s own labour, return to equity and management, interest on loans or fixed cost overhead is estimated at 22.2 cents a pound. The average grower has so far received 12 cents from the 2009 crop, with perhaps another

penny or two when the sales accounts and pooling are closed. The frustrating thing for we growers is that the average retail price is $1.29 and seems to stay at that level whether we receive 12 cents or 35. To highlight the difficulties we have been having the BCFGA decided to hold a 12 cent a pound apple sale in Kelowna in early April. We were happy to see that most people weren’t just there for a bargain and understood the point we were trying to make. Most didn’t find apples at $1.29 to be unreasonably priced but they seemed surprised that we got such a small share of the pie. In my experience as a farmer it seems there are only three groups of farmers that are consistently financially successful and secure: • Those farmers who are able to sell direct to the consumer usually farming close to large population centers • Those growers who are subsidized by their nations’ taxpayers and if a government chooses to pay a grower to produce a crop so that it can be sold for less than it costs to grow is it not really a subsidy to processors and retailers? • The third group are those growers who have a form of protection from another nation’s taxpayers. In our milk and poultry supply management system subsidized imports are restricted, taxpayers are not involved and the farmer is paid a fair return based on a cost of production model. We are under no illusion that there is strong political and public support for such a change. We are doubly aware that the Chicago School of Economics/Fraser Institute people (the same ones who brought you unregulated financial markets) are strongly opposed to giving family farms equal bargaining power with consolidated buyers. Contrary to what the

free market economists say this is the only form of agriculture where the returns come wholly from the market. It’s a model that would work well for our industry and we will explore, but orderly marketing rules are not an immediate solution. Another strategy we may pursue would be to re-establish the antidumping tariffs. We have had them in the past. They are tariffs that are never really paid as the goods can enter if they are priced above a minimum level— the tariffs are only enacted if and when foreign growers sell below their own cost of production. The threat of a tariff forces imported apples to sell above cost. This seems like the ideal solution but the expense of launching an action is enormous and the bureaucracy daunting. The outcome is by no means certain. If enacted the tariff is only a temporary, imperfect solution, as it has to be renewed in five years, and importers seem to find ways of avoiding the tariff. In the early days of the ALR the provincial government promised there would always be a link between the farmer’s ability to make a living and farmland preservation. Today we few farmers need friends and consumer allies. If you are concerned where your food will come from tomorrow please contact your MLA and ask what has happened to that link? Please also insist on B.C. products in our stores. If they are not available where you shop then please shop where they are available. Then we growers need to make it very clear to our marketing people that we have public support and we can insist on a fair price from the retail giants. Don’t worry, I’m guessing the price will still be $1.29, the store will still make money and so will the growers. Peter Simonsen, B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association

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be in the position I am now, but as the year has gone on I have felt more and more comfortable and less surprised with the way I’m playing,” Myers told “I think it’s just that I’m figuring out that I’m able to not only play but contribute and produce at this level.” Myers, a native of Houston who moved to Calgary when he was 10, played three-plus seasons with the Kelowna Rockets, scoring 17 goals and adding 60 assists in 191 games. In the spring of 2009, Myers was named the Western Hockey League’s playoff MVP en route to leading the Rockets to the WHL title and a berth in the Memorial Cup championship in Rimouski, Que. whenderson


Seven a side in Kelowna Seven-a-side rugby has newfound support in Kelowna with the foundation of the Central Okanagan Rugby Enthusiasts (CORE). CORE spokesperson Doug Manning said the group is trying to create a rugby organization that will focus on the development of an infrastructure for rugby sevens. Manning said currently the school system, the Kelowna Crows and the over-40 Priest Valley Vicars all run rugby programs well. He noted CORE is intended to gather people who were once involved with the game and still enjoy it, keeping them informed on all rugby in the city. Manning said the society wants to create a sup-

port structure for rugby sevens in the area that includes coaches, referees, trainers and development camps for kids. He added that kids as early as Grade 4 would be able to start playing the game. Seven-a-side rugby is played on the same size field as the 15-a-side version. With fewer teammates and more running, rugby sevens demands a higher level of fitness. “It’s a way better spectator sport,” said Manning. He pointed out the ball is visible all the time during the 15-minute games. Manning added the short game length is the reason for rugby sevens being selected as an Olympic sport for 2016 in Rio de Janiero. He said a whole tournament can be completed in

two days. “It’s a tremendous game to watch.” Manning said rugby sevens is easy to play. He pointed out ball possession is paramount for a team to prosper during the short seven-minute halves. One of the goals of the society, said Manning, is to place a Central Okanagan player on the Canadian Olympic team for 2016. He pointed out the area is not starting from zero and already has good 15-aside rugby programs. “What we need to establish is clinics for how to coach sevens.” He pointed out sevens players have less teammates to rely on in ground situations and need more self-reliance. He point-


A NEW RUGBY SOCIETY in Kelowna is hoping to drum up interest in the seven-per-side version of the sport. ed out some of the necessary skills are different, but passing, running and

tackling are the same as 15-a-side. Manning pointed out

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players how to play sevens. He noted players would have a head start if they already possess the basic rugby skills. Manning said the U.S. is building up their rugby sevens program. He pointed out sevens was treated like a nonsport in America until its selection for the Olympics, but now receives the same level of attention as other Olympic sports. “All kinds of nations

across the world are doing the same.” Manning said the attention will be good for the sport. He noted the goal of CORE is to put either a man or a woman from the Central Okanagan in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He pointed out the society will be developing both boys and girls rugby sevens. “We want a player from the Central Okanagan on that team.” He admitted the goal is a lofty one, but pointed



out the area has had players on the rugby sevens national team before. A kickoff event for the society on April 19 drew close to 50 people. Manning said the society is looking to sign 100 members in the next six months, and already has 35 from Monday’s event. He said CORE has

also launched a rugby endowment fund, already containing $23,000. He said the society hopes to increase the fund to $50,000 with the intention of it contributing a few thousand dollars a year indefinitely to support Central Okanagan rugby. “We recognize we can do our best work right away by creating an infrastructure for rugby sevens.” Manning said the society is focusing on development of the sport, creating excellence in the players, sustaining the sport through the endowment fund and creating a spirit of fraternity that gathers people who have become disconnected from the sport. msimmons





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Challenge loses team president, passionate leader Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna’s soccer community has lost one of its most passionate and committed advocates. Eric Tasker, the cofounder and president of the Okanagan Challenge, passed away Wednesday after a three-year battle twith cancer. Tasker was instrumental in bringing elite men’s soccer to the Okanagan with the establishment of the Challenge in the early 1990s. He was involved in all tfacets of the operation of tthe Pacific Coast Soccer

League team including fundraising, finding sponsorships, hiring coaches, recruiting players, scheduling, training sessions, equipment, inventory and travel. The Challenge won back-to-back Pacific Coast Soccer League titles in 1997 and 1998. One of Tasker’s proudest moments came in the summer of 2009—his last full year as president and the team’s 20th season— as the Challenge returned to the top of the heap, winning the PCSL regular season championship, the Challenge Cup playoff title, and the J.F. Ken-

Eric Tasker nedy Cup. “This one feels particularly good because last year we finished at the bottom of the league and in one short season we were able to rise to the top,” an elated Tasker said follow-

ing the team’s PCSL playoff win last July in Kelowna. “It’s a splendid feeling and credit needs to go the coach and all the players for a great year.” Tasker also watched his club suffer through some very lean times, both on and off the pitch, as winning games, earning playoff spots and balancing the books weren’t always easy propositions. Still, according to one of the Challenge’s former coaches, Tasker remained undeterred and resolute when it came to ensuring the survival of the PCSL team for Kelowna.

“He maintained his enthusiasm and his passion for the game as long as I knew him, over a long period of time,” said Ian Bridge, who coached the Challenge for three seasons in the 1990s. “There were some highs and some lows, but he always kept his optimism and passion about the team. He was just committed to keeping things going and keeping it at a high level. When you saw how hard he worked behind the scenes, it made you want to work harder, too.” In May of last year, Tasker was honoured

with the PCSL’s Award of Merit, symbolic of an in-



dividual’s dedication and contribution to the game. In addition to his work

with the Challenge, Tasker was involved in all aspects of community soccer, including player development, coaching, refereeing, fundraising, training and mentoring. Funeral arrangements for Eric Tasker are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting or by calling 250-860-7077.


BMX skills are serving Keast well in motocross circuit STAFF REPORTER

At 11 years old, a top BMX rider is taking his skills into the world of motocross racing. Casey Keast has brought home national honours in BMX racing, but is also pulling down top results in recent forays into motocross. Keast finished first in the 85 cc class as he raced in Mission during the season opener for the Canadian Motocross Association April 17 and 18. The win followed a fourth-place finish in the 65 cc class at the Penticton Arenacross March 12 and 13, Keast’s second race ever. His only other motocross experience took place at the Kelowna track, racing a 50 cc bike when he was five years old. Casey’s father Dean Keast said Casey is ranked at NAG 1 in Canada for his age group on BMX and is still currently racing in addition to motocross. “He’s kind of doing both at the same time.”

Dean noted Casey’s stint at the Penticton Arenacross was his first shot at motocross racing in years. He pointed out Casey pulled in a fourthplace spot at the indoor event. Dean said since Casey seemed to do well in the arena, they thought they would put him on the outdoor track in Mission and see how he liked it. “He just shone out there.” Dean said the BMX experience does seem to help Casey with motocross. “He’s really in good shape,” said Dean. He pointed out BMX has helped Casey develop his cardiovascular and physical abilities. These resources were needed at the Mission event where he raced four times in one day, two races per class. “He did it without a problem.” Casey pulled out a first place finish in the 85 cc class. Dean added that Casey was chasing the Western Canadian champion for first place in the

She added Casey’s performance is made more notable by the fact that he has only raced motocross three times in his life. Acheson pointed out that every rider uses the same track at events, regardless of age. “Casey’s riding the exact same track as everybody, but obviously if he doesn’t feel he can jump a jump, he can roll [over]


KELOWNA RIDER Casey Keast is making inroads on the Canadian motocross circuit. 65 cc class when his bike conked out. “He blew up his motor on the second to last corner. If he would have had the rest of the race, he probably would have beat the champion.” Dean noted Casey was riding the older bike hard before the engine blew. He pointed out Casey has been racing against other kids on brand-new dirt bikes.

“We’ve stepped it up here recently and got some newer bikes.” Kelowna Dirt Bike Club vice-president Jeanine Acheson said it is not unusual for riders to start on the dirt bike track as young as four years old. Acheson said they begin riding small 50 cc bikes, the size that Casey first rode. Young riders move up to the 65 cc and 85 cc classes.

Acheson said Casey is small in stature for the 85 cc bike but still rides well. She noted this is the last year that he would be allowed to ride a 65 cc bike in competition, before his age restricts him to the larger bikes. She said the size differential posed little difficulty for Casey as he raced in Mission. “He did well, he was amazing,” said Acheson.


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Deleurme brothers win their XFC amateur bouts Nicole Berg CONTRIBUTOR

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Challenge 9 action Saturday night. Sharp upset crowd favourite Darwin Douglas of Langleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revolution MMA before 1,000 fans at the Vernon Curling Club. Douglas held the early edge in the 185-pound bout, banging Sharp down on his back, but the American recovered, throwing Darwin to the floor and raining down punches to take the decision via technical knockout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just so happy to win,â&#x20AC;? said Sharp, who was fighting at middleweight for the first time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were some things I thought I could have done better and some places where I could have been smoother, but it was overall a good fight. Anytime you win, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be mad.â&#x20AC;? Clay Davidson of Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toshido MMA and Seattle fighter Jared Torgenson (Premier MMA) were supposed headline XFC 9, but Torgenson wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t permitted to cross the border. Promoter/fighter Bill (The Butcher) Mahood was understandably frustrated with the cancelled bout, more with the border guards than Torgen-


KELOWNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Cam Deleurme stopped Morgan Littlechild of Prince George Saturday night in an amateur bout during XFC 9 at the Vernon Curling Club. son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We asked a lot of questions: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is there any reason you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come across the border?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Mahood, of lining a card with American fighters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But even minor things can keep you from coming across.â&#x20AC;? Overall, Mahood felt the card lived up to expectations. Kamloopsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mark Delgato (Championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice MMA), a huge fan favourite, lost by rear naked choke to Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Frankie Mendez at 4:19 of the first round. Stuart Deleurme of

Kelowna won unanimously over Langleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Yusef Njie in a 170-pound amateur bout. Njie, who owned two wins going into the fight, came out looking confident, and held the edge for the first part of the opening round. But Deleurme eventually found his range and began tagging Njie with a ton of punches to collect the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My plan going into the fight was to try to make him tap out,â&#x20AC;? said Deleurme, who has been fighting for five years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew he did a lot of kickboxing before because I

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fought him a year ago and lost, so I was going to do everything in my power to bring him down in that area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He landed a lot of shots on me in the beginning, but I felt more comfortable and relaxed coming into the second round.â&#x20AC;? Deleurmeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Cam, stopped Morgan Littlechild (Prince George) with a rear naked choke at 2:06. In the opening amateur fight, a pair of 15-yearolds, Kaym Winter (Revolution) and Clayton Jones (Kelowna), put on a show, with Winter earning a 2-1 split decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was as exciting as anything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see on TV,â&#x20AC;? said Mahood, of the young combatants. Gary Magnat (Revolution) made Donny Johnson (Premir) tap out with a rear naked choke 56 seconds into the second round. West Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ethan Owusa (Iron Dragon) beat Kale Ramsey (Kamloops) in a rear naked choke in the second round. The first pro fight lasted just 37 seconds as Brendan Frost (Iron Dragon) earned an early tapout on Dustin Silvey (Revolution). Warren Anderson (Francoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pancration) and Bill Fraser (Las Vegas) squared off in a spirited bout with lots of hits flying both ways. The referee stopped the fight in the second round as Anderson was limping on an injured ankle. Dan Lin (Francoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) took down Nic Kunning (Premir) with a TKO at 2:16. Mahood, the King of the Cage Canadian light heavyweight champion, is fighting a non-title fight Saturday in Penticton. He is looking to schedule another XFC event in Vernon sometime this fall.

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Get to your core to really build true inner strength If you have suffered from a back injury and visited a physiotherapist or a doctor, chances are you have been given the advice to strengthen your core. There are many misconceptions about core strengthening. If you think that having strong abdominal muscles means that you have a strong core, you may be


Martha Sirdevan misinformed. Having strong abdominal muscles doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a strong

core, and subsequently, doesn’t mean that you are helping your back. You need to be strong in the right abdominal muscles. First, an anatomy lesson is in order. The anatomy of the core consists of four muscles. Transversus abdominus is a deep abdominal muscle that slings the bottom of the abdominal wall from hip bone to hip bone. This is

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To increase the strength of the core and help to stabilize the spine,



proper recruitment of the correct muscles is essential. Once the proper muscles are isolated it is safe to begin progressively more complicated and challenging exercises. To find your core try the following exercise.

Lie on your back with knees bent. Place your fingers just in from your hip bones. Now try very gently to pull up through the pelvic floor muscles. Do this by squeezing the muscles that would stop the flow of urine. You should feel a slight increase in muscle tension under your fingers. This is your transversus abdominus muscle contracting. You should not feel a large bulge. A large bulge means that you are contracting too hard. You should be able to breathe at the same time and holding the contraction. If you can’t breathe, you are bracing with your diaphragm. Remember, this is a subtle drawing up of the pelvic floor muscles, not a bearing down. When there is any type of dysfunction or pain involving the spine, the core muscle group be-

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ORCHARD Worker req’d. Pruning, thinning & picking. June 10-Oct.19, $9.14/hr. 250860-9737

ADVENTURE! Teach English Overseas. No degree req. TESOL Cert. in-class (May 5-9 Kelowna) or online. Job Guar. Call NOW 1-888270-2941 Fun Weight Loss Challenge. $$ Cash Prizes $$ For info phone 250-869-1747



Valleyview Dignity Memorial A comfortable and tranquil funeral home, with a home town feel

Aron Meier

Assistant Manager


Attention Students

Our purpose is to create a meaningful and uplifting tribute to the ones you love... with Dignity. It's in our name

Valleyview Funeral Home 165 Valleyview Rd., 765-3147 Proudly serving Westbank, Kelowna, Rutland, and Lake Country. We are located off Hwy 33, above Willow Park Church

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE KIRTLEY MATZIGKEIT February 27th, 1981 - April 11th, 2010

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SHAPERS HAIR SALON & SPA (Towne Centre Mall) Downtown Kelowna has openings for…

Qualified Licensed Hair Stylists • up to $3,000 signing bonus for stylists with established clientele. • Chair rentals also available starting at $750/mo.

Call Donna at 250-762-8066 or email

Chris passed away suddenly April 11th at the age of 29. Chris was born and raised in Kelowna and surrounding area. He graduated from George Pringle Senior Secondary in June of 1999. In July of 2001, Chris attended BCIT’s boilermaker pre-apprenticeship program, and after nine years of hard work, became a journeyman in January of this year. Chris will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Please join us, his family and friends, for a celebration of his life including all that he loved: poetry, music, family, friends, and laughter. This tribute will be held at Whiski-Jack’s Pub in Westbank (2442 Drought Rd.) on Sunday, May 9th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations are being collected to create a trust fund in Chris’s name to be awarded to up-and-coming boilermakers through their apprenticeship program. To donate you can bring a cheque or cash to the event on May 9th, or mail a cheque to 1355 12th Ave. N, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3X5. Please make cheques payable to Boilermakers Lodge 359 Apprenticeship Program.



Available Positions

It’s about People currently has Th e City of Kelowna Join an active vibrant community where we opportunities for the following put people first. Serve a great city and create positions. a quality of life second to none. for the following positions: •Apply Senioronline Wastewater Treatment Operator •XSign Technician (temporary) Senior Wastewater Treatment Operator • Equipment Operator IV - Landfill X Sign Technician (Temporary) (Temporary) X Equipment Operator IV - Landfill (Temporary) Apply online at www.

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passed away on April 21st, 2010 at Hawthorne Park at the age of 95 years. Alex was predeceased by his loving wife Ella, beloved father of Sandy (Gerry) Zimmermann, Ron (Michele) Robertson, Grant (Sharon) Robertson. Alex is also survived by his grand children; Christopher, Jeffrey, A.J., Jessica, Avory & Carly, as well as his brother Gordon and family. Predeceased by his son-in-law Ted Braun and sister-in-law Marnie Robertson. Alex started up Robertson’s Clothing & Shoes on Pandosy in 1956, which is still open today & operated by his sons. A Celebration of Alex’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at Salvation Army Community Church, 1480 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, B.C. Cremation. The family would like to thank Dr. Auret Van Heerden, Lorraine and the staff at Orchard Manor for their exceptional, loving care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


Work with adults/youth in community agencies and private practice. Congratulations Marc Romano Graduate 2008

Accelerated skill training - the practical alternative to a 4 year degree. FREE ORIENTATION WORKSHOP



On-Campus or Online • Call (250)717-0412

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Career Opportunities

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Help Wanted AN Assist Manager position avail at Freedman Shoes. We are looking for a positive attitude, great customer service skills & a willingness to learn. Please apply in person with resume & cover letter attn: Loura to Freedman Shoes, 306-1950 Harvey Ave or fax to 250-7637390 BAKERY looking for reliable, responsible physically fit person. 2am-7am for slicing bread & clean up. Tues-Sat. Fax resume 250-807-2262

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Help Wanted



• $2500+/month • Must be able to start immediately • Company Training • Permanent Positions • Promotions within 90 days

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED LOG truck drivers wanted for permanent full-time position in the North Okanagan. Fax resume to (250) 558-6145. GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract req’d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737

Students 18+yrs welcome!

INDUSTRIAL Seamstress req’d for perm FT position. Wages based on skill level. Please forward resume to or fax 2508961-5282

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

For an interview call:


Help Wanted

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: KELOWNA BASED Environmental Company seeking septic truck driver with min Class 3 Drivers Licence with air & good driving record. Full time position offers competitive wages, full benefits & challenging work environment. The position involves occasional weekends, overtime & can be labour intensive. Email resume & drivers abstract to or fax 250-766-3254 P/T Cleaner wanted w/Drivers Licence, $11./hr. (12-16hr/wk.) 250-863-7190.

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Accounting and Payroll Administrator


Business Administration /E-Commerce Management


Computer Graphic Design


Practical Nursing


Resident Care Attendant

Student-focused Learning Environment Highly Qualified, IndustryExperienced Instructors Practicum Placements for All Programs Financial Aid Available to Qualified Applicants Job-Ready Grads Get Hired Right Away!

To Pursue a New Career Within Months Afternoon & Evening Classes Available

The award winning Kelowna Capital News is expanding its sales force. We have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant.

If you have a proven track record in sales, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you.

Gary Johnston, Advertising Manager Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence by Friday, April 30, 2010.


This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory.

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Yellow Pages™

PHONE BOOKS Clubs, Charitable Organizations, Schools / Church Groups, Sport Teams, EARN MONEY delivering in the Yellow Pages™ Directories in the Kelowna area. No selling involved. Call, fax or go online for more information.

PDC Logistics Tel: 1-800-663-4383 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fax: 1-604-420-4958 or

MANAGER Temporary Position NOCL’s Vision is ‘Everyone is a valued member of the community experiencing respect, dignity, and happiness.’ To achieve the vision, the following principles will guide the actions of everyone involved in the Society: people will be supported, listened to and understood, people will have influence over the choices in their life, people will be acknowledged and celebrated for their abilities, people will be supported in a simple straight forward, uncomplicated matter. If you possess those qualities, are able to provide leadership to both people in residential living arrangements and staff, please forward resume to: Executive Director, NOCLS, 2400-46th Ave, Vernon BC, V1T 9N5. REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Busy 4 bay auto repair shop in Lake Country, seeks full time auto tech. Competitive wages and family benefit package Please fax resume 250-7662569 OR E-MAIL

Hands-on Skill Training



LANDSCAPE Assistant req’d, must have clean drivers license and drive standard. Call 250-979-8274


Advertising Sales Consultant

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REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Licensed Automotive Technician and an Automotive Apprentice. Competitive wages and benefit package. Please send resume to: ATTN Service Manager, Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd, PO Box 1510, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, (250)395-2414 or email to SANDBLASTERS AND industrial painters wanted, experienced preferred but not a necessity. Valid drivers license a must. Contact Wayne @ 250-306-1470 or 250-7655524

Career Opportunities

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

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

This full-time, 24 week program consists of two integrated modules: Instructional/Classroom and Clinical. The clinical program is conducted in approved long-term care facilities and hospitals.

PROCARE® INSTITUTE Call us for the next available start date


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Help Wanted SENIOR BOOKKEEPER Applicants should possess strong bookkeeping, accounting and administrative skills. They must be highly organized with keen attention to detail and able to work independently and within a team. Strong computer skills and experience with QuickBooks and Excel necessary. Duties include all cycles of the accounting system for multiple companies as well as general ofďŹ ce duties. QualiďŹ ed applicants please email resume to ofďŹ TOUR GUIDE required P/T with Kelowna wine tour company. Ability to acquire Class 4 DL, drive tour vans, learn tour commentary, be detail- oriented & provide customer service. Email resume to info@wildďŹ&#x201A;

Help Wanted Tupperware is hiring. Sales Consultants in your area ! P/T or F/T Opportunities. Call Regional ofďŹ ce for B.C. Carmen 1-250-434-6634 We are currently looking to ďŹ ll the following full-time positions: COUNTER MANAGER ESTEE LAUDER COSMETICS & COUNTER MANAGER CLINIQUE COSMETICS FT, 37.5hrs per week. Please drop off resumes. Att: Deborah Baril, Cosmetic Manager, The Bay, Kelowna Orchard Park Shopping Centre by April 28, 2010

Buy! Read! Sell! Look!


Part Time Receptionist The Capital News has a part time opening for a receptionist. This position could lead into a full time position in the classiďŹ ed department. The hours would be Mon.-Fri. 10 am-2 pm. Duties will include: â&#x20AC;˘ Answering multi-line phone system in a pleasant manner â&#x20AC;˘ Customer service â&#x20AC;˘ General ofďŹ ce duties: typing letters, courier packaging, mail outs, etc. â&#x20AC;˘ Helping classiďŹ ed overďŹ&#x201A;ow Interested applicants may apply by letter, fax or email to: The Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Email: fax: 250-862-5275 Closing Date: April 26, 2010 Absolutely no phone calls please.

WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 1694 Powick Road, Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.31/hr. Apply within or fax 250-717-3987. WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 160 Hollywood Rd. Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.31/hr. Apply within or fax 250-763-4322.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOK - Cabana Bar and Grille NOW HIRING for full time ďŹ rst cook position. Must have at least 3 years experience in high volume ďŹ ne dining atmosphere. Please email Looking for Indian Curry Cook. 7yrs exp., $18/hr. FT. Drop resume at Everest Restaurant.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services HARDWORKING RESULTS oriented couples wanted. Western based hotel chain looking for right couples to run our hotels in BC. Previous motel or apartment management background desirable. Send resumes to: S. McDougall, Regional Director, 2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8 or

420 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Tel. (250) 762-4134 â&#x20AC;˘ email:

Attention to Unemployed Immigrants! We can help you ďŹ nd work! Free Services: Help with Resume Writing and Interview Skills Job search & Computer Workshops Computer Lab (internet & E-mail) Free photocopying and free faxing Accreditation Assistance TOEFL Preparation

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PETALS AND Leaves Garden Centre in Lake Country seeking a qualiďŹ ed assistant manager/sales associate with horticultural experience. 4-5 days week, must be available on weekends. apply to

PRIVATE FINANCING based on security not credit. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mortgages, Equity Loans, Consolidation loans, Construction ďŹ nancing, Farm, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Equipment, Creative Financing Call 1-888-742-2333 or

CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. Premium granite. Whole sale pricing. Cut & ďŹ nished to your front door. Best price guaranteed. Showroom: 1115 GORDON DR. 250-763-8303 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Trades, Technical ESTABLISHED Electrical Contractor has immed long term position for a Jman w/extensive res/comm exp. Reply to box #292 c/o Capital News.

Labourers LABOURER Mon-Fri 7am1pm. $9-$12/hr, .42¢/kms, sm. truck prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Comm insur reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-768-6773 fax 768-7099.

Flat RooďŹ ng Foreman, F/T Required for Mid-City RooďŹ ng. Journeyman status or ticketed. BUR, torch, single ply (TPO & PVC). RCABC standards.

Medical/Dental OFFICE Manager/Treatment Coordinator for Prosthodontic ofďŹ ce required. 4 days a week. Beginning immediately. Previous dental administration required. Please drop off resume at 203-1890 Cooper Road

Good wages & beneďŹ ts. Please call 250-376-7663 or email resume to: ds.midcityrooďŹ ng

ClassiďŹ eds Work!

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STONE Mason reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Experienced in Natural Stone & have own transportation/tools. Call 250-215-2317

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Mind Body Spirit 001 MASSAGE- More treatments avail. for an extra price 7/day/wk. 866-478-3976 $25OFF. Cert. Massage & Reiki, Amethyst Bio mat inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Real results 250-868-2961 AFFORDABLE Prof. F/B Massage. Superior work. Clean, warm, studio. Linda 862-3929 ASIAN MASSAGE! Very private setting. Professional Asian lady, $50/hr. Everyday. 250-317-3575 BLISS. French Massage. Days. Discreetly yours. 250215-7755 THAI Yoga Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. 1hr, $50. Call for appt. 250- 801-7188 TRAINED In Europe Swedish Massage, Whole body, Calming, Relaxing, Revitalizing, IN/OUT CALLS, NON Sexual. Martika 250-707-6805


Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), one of Western Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest organizations involved in retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing, is presently recruiting for a

Accounting Director The Forest Products Division of Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) has an immediate opening for a full-time Accounting Director at its Forest Products Division located in the District of Salmon Arm.

Central Okanagan Immigrant Employment Service

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Reporting directly to the divisional controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for core accounting functions and the supervision of ofďŹ ce personnel. Core accounting functions include, but are not limited to; monthly ďŹ nancial statement preparation, internal and external reporting, audit preparation, reconciliations, payroll, invoicing, accounts receivable and payable, yearend and budget preparation.

Health Products

The successful candidate will be a designated accountant with a minimum ďŹ ve (5) years experience in the accounting ďŹ eld. Industry experience would be an asset, as would a degree in Commerce or Administration from an accredited university. A successful track record of supervision in an ofďŹ ce setting is a must.

IONIC Cleansing detoxifying homespas, new, factory direct, $475. Sale price. 878-8500

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A competitive salary with a full range of beneďŹ ts is available to the successful candidate.

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If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, in conďŹ dence, by May 7, 2010 to:


Human Resources OfďŹ cer Federated Co-operatives Limited Box 70, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0 Phone: (250) 833-1200 Fax: (250) 833-1211 E-mail:

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FCL thanks all applicants for their interest, however; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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SENIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME CARE. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Practical Nurse helping with appoints, bathing, cleaning, meals, shopping etc. etc. Very caring & reliable. 808-0830

DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30? exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588 IMPERIAL DRYWALL, Complete Drywall Services Res. & Comm Free Est 250-801-5335 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. WAL TEK Drywall & Renos, board, tape, texture & paint. From new homes to small renos, for a free estimate call Guenther, 250-878-0528

Medical Health WALK-In-Bathtubs, Buy before July & show ad, get 10% dis. Locally owned,212-0259

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping Bookkeeper Accepting New Clients. 20 Years Experience. Business start-ups to year ends, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Job Costing, Inventory, Payroll, Remittances (GST, PST, WCB, Payroll) T4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Bank Reconciliations & Financial Reports using Simply Accounting or Quick Books. Available to work at your ofďŹ ce or mine. Pick up & Delivery. Professional & Reliable. Competitive rates call 250-878-1137 or email

Carpet Cleaning BONDED & Insured. Top of the line equipment & supplies. $70./4rms & hall extra $10./rm. Call Jeff @ 250-681-4245

Cleaning Services A Premium Quality Clean. NU MAID. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Make U House Proud. 250-215-1073 or 250491-8177 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.250-470-9629 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welcome 250-448-1786 HOME-MAID - Not a company! Affordable house cleaner. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s avail. Call, 250-762-6377 HUMMINGBIRD ESTRELL Cleaning Services w/non-toxic products. Res. Comm. All types. Prompt. 250-836-2127. WANT Housecleaning?? 20 years of exp. Very, very, efďŹ cient & honest. 250-808-0830 Will clean your home. OfďŹ ce, move outs. 20 yrs exp. 778755-5004, 250-863-7190

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. CertiďŹ ed 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 AFFORDABLE mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consult. Call 250-878-2068 or W W W. X Z O N E W E B . C O M $250 websites. Personal/Business professional and fast! 250-859-2840

Concrete & Placing ALL YOUR Concrete needs from forming to ďŹ nishing. Stamped, exposed, stairs, driveways, patios & slabs. Ask about our ďŹ nancing packages for your concrete project. Serving Kelowna since 1992. Call S&K Forming 491-7535 DANFORMS Concrete offers CertiďŹ ed Tradesman for driveways, sidewalks, ďŹ&#x201A;oors, foundations, retaining walls, stairs, wheelchair ramps. Stamped, Exposed & Broom. Free Estimates. Call Dan 250863-5419

Contractors ALL WEST DEMOLITION Ltd. All types of demolition. Free estimates. Call 250-808-0895 DCR Contracting. New construction & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Free estimates. 250-862-1746 KSK Woodworking, Framing, ďŹ nishing, foundations & more. Quality workmanship at reasonable prices. 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

Electrical A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) BEST Choice Electrical Contracting, sm. jobs, service changes/upgrades, 215-1646 CHIPSTERS Electrical, Res. & Comm. Licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. & Bonded. Service calls welcome. 808-6595 D. FRANCIS Electrical Ltd. Quality/Dependable Service. Fully insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Lic#91625. 317-6843 JRS ELECTRIC: Licnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, bnded & insrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-448-6510 (cont:98365) LICENSED ELECTRICIAN, Dana Thompson. 20yrs Exp. Free Estimates 826-1287 Kel

Excavating & Drainage IRON MULE Excavating & Landscaping. Excavating, bobcat & trucking. 250-863-1418 KRENNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EXCAVATING. Exc/bobcat serv., Sewer HUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, UG Utils, Bsmts, Footings, BackďŹ lling, Drvwys, Lndscp, Retaining Walls. Rubber track exc w/blade. Estâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fully Ins. Kory 451-9095, 869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lake Country LOADER/Min-Exc. Grndwrks, ďŹ nal grading. Soil placement. Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobcat Serv. 250-470-2598

Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622 SST Fencing. Installation of Cedar, Wood, Chainlink and Decks. Call Scott for a Free Estimate. 250-212-6365

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations NEED Installer? We install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate. Andreas 250-863-3402.

Lawn & Garden 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. 25% Discount for Seniors. Excellent Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Specializing in Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. 250-808-0733. OGOGROW, $25/yard. 5 yards or more. Skyhigh Disposal. $39.95 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lawn Cutting Specialâ&#x20AC;? Great rates on all yard work. Also wooden fence repair, painting, new fence building 250-863-7539 ALLIUM LAWN CARE Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups. Experienced & Insured. Call Wesley @ 250-307-4933 ANNOUNCING...A Lawn care company that guarantees your delight. If your tired of cutting your lawn or the company that cuts it for you then call Ryan now @250-469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care. CUTTERS Lawncare, Res. & Comm, weekly maint., seasonal clean-ups. 250-862-6809 IANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Yrd. Maint. Comm. & Res. De-Thatching, Pruning, Tree Removal, Fertilizing, Wkly. Lawncare, U/G Sprinklers, 250-765-3215 LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404

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Hot new hearth


Fireplaces, fire pits and fire tablesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; many fired up with real flamesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;were among the hundreds of products on display at a recent expo in Orange County, Fla. Also featured were everything from petite portable grills in vibrant colors, to luxurious outdoor kitchens complete with multiple-burner grills, wood-fired pizza ovens, rotisseries, refrigerators and dishwashers. Here is a sampling of innovative indoor and outdoor heating, lighting and cooking items for summer 2010:


The new generation of fireplaces looks nothing like your grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wood-burning fireplace, or even your parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faux-log gas fireplace. Instead, contemporary fireplaces are sleek, wide and metal-framed, with flames dancing up from beds of coloured glass pebbles. One of the most eyecatching is a limited-edition gas fireplace from Napoleon with a bed of 1,000 Swarovski crystals. A single-sided unit, not installed, prices out at $9,700 US. For more details at

EARTHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FLAME

This environmentally-friendly fire grate, designed to reduce emissions in wood-burning fireplaces, was presented with The Green Award during the Vesta Awards ceremony at the Expo. The grate, which can

be retrofit into most fireplaces, addresses the three Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of good combustion: time, temperature and turbulence. For details, visit


New from FireGear, this is the ultimate fire pit. Each unique sculpture is assembled from logs, pinecones, twigs and leaves, all handmade from raw steel that develops a rust-coloured patina over time. The sculptures are available with or without a base, in a range of heights. Prices start at $7,000 US. See details at



Billed as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fire with a new twist,â&#x20AC;? these swirling flames from Outdoor GreatRoom can be installed on tabletop fire pits or in fireplaces. Contained in glass chimneys, they run on gas or gel fuel. Prices start at $249 US. See details at

THE SWIRLING Venturi Flame with its silver base lights up any area. ing casters, a temperature gauge and optional swing-out prep table, the cylindrical element offers four cooking options: gas grill, roasting lid, pizza stone and griddle. Available in four colours, the grill has stainless-steel burners and handles, a cast-iron grate and propane storage behind a removable front panel. Base price is $449 US. See details at


Designed to create a romantic ambience in any room, this collection of wall-mounted electric candles by Fireplace Xtrodinair from Travis Industries is really more for lighting than heating. The candles come in sleeves of beeswax or translucent calcite stone, are fitted with 4-watt, 70-hour bulbs and are grouped in clusters of three to a dozen. Magnetic-impulse flame technology causes the flames to flicker against mirrored or black interior walls. They can


THIS Ironwood Sculpture fire pit features a unique arrangement of raw-steel logs. be installed as single-sided or see-through fireplaces, and are operated by standard wall switch or remote control. Details at


Sleek and minimalistic, the compact grill was

designed by Robert Brunner, an industrial designer formerly with Apple computers. Fitted with lock-

Accessories. These focus on time-saving and easy-living solutions. Included are four-inone barbecue tools, flexible-neck utility lighters and flexible steel skewers. Other new items include the Gas Grill Splatter mat for protecting surfaces against greasy spills,

and the Grand Grill Daddy grill brush with built-in steam jet. Many new grills and smokers are durable but lightweight and collapsible. They also come with extras such as multiple burners, infrared rotisseries, storage drawers, lights and meat coolers.


Green heat. There is a new focus on technologies and fuels that reduce the environmental impact of hearth products while increasing their efficiency. Alternative fuel product suggestions include ethanol gels and pellets made from corn, cherry pits and wood. As well, glass beads in a variety of colours replace faux logs and rocks as decorative elements.



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easy living.

more play.

moderately priced homes. urban neighborhood. Sierras.

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Condos and townhomes can be affordable alternative Condominium and townhome living is a popular option for home buyers as it can be a relatively carefree housing option. Interest in condominiums tends to grow with the kind of supply influx now in the Central Okanagan market at relatively low mortgage interest rates. An option to seriously consider if you are currently renting is this—a $200,000 mortgage today fixed for five years is under $950/month. There are several things you should be aware of when purchasing a condo or townhome. First, each is a a collection of private dwellings called units. Each unit is owned and registered in the name of the purchaser. Second, the common elements of the building—which can include lobbies, hallways, recreations facilities, hallways and gardens—is shared among the individual unit owners as is the cost for the operation, maintenance and ongoing replacement. Each owner has an interest in these elements as the value of each particular unit is calculated

in proportion to the value the unit has related to the total value of all units in the strata. This percentage is used to calculate the monthly strata fee that you must pay for upkeep. As well, if there are any unforeseen expenses or shortfalls, you will be required to pay your proportion of those in addition to your monthly strata obligation if the funds are not readily available in the reserve fund. You will be respon-

sible for property taxes, but typically they are less than single family homes or a residential lot. You will also have to purchase contents insurance. You as an owner will purchase insurance for your personal property, any improvements and betterments made to the unit and personal liability. Again, the cost is usually much less than if you were insuring a single family house. The strata also carries insurance coverage

for the common areas and the units and personal liability against claims for bodily injury and property damage occurring on the property, etc. Each strata is governed by its own unique rules, regulations and bylaws. You should carefully review and consider these bylaws and rules prior to purchasing. If you are purchasing a pre-owned condo or townhome you should also review the year-end financial statements and budget to determine the

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the common elements will be maintained in good shape for the life of the project. Condominiums or townhome ownership can be an alternative to the higher costs of owning and maintaining a home. The strata fee often includes services such as

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Building project goes eco-friendly Jessica Garrison CONTRIBUTOR

During a tour of his new East Rancho Dominguez apartment, Octavio Reyna paused proudly at his low-flow toilet. “Two kinds of flush,” he said, gesturing to the buttons on top of the shiny white porcelain and delicately leaving the specifics to his guest’s imagination. Then he was on to the bathtub, where “it’s in our contract that we can’t change the shower head,” then the kitchen, with its shiny floor that is “greenfriendly,” and then the living room, where an energy-guzzling air conditioner was conspicuously absent. Reyna, his wife and two children have been living at Casa Dominguez for only a few weeks, but already their view of the environment and their place in it has changed. They use eco-friendly cleaning products, are recycling for the first time

in their lives and have become conscious of how much water and energy they use. It is a transformation taking place up and down the quiet corridors of the 70-unit affordable housing project in Los Angeles that has risen on a grubby stretch of Atlantic Avenue near the Compton border. Like the Prius and the $5 locally grown heirloom tomato, green building has been a status symbol among the wealthy. Affordable housing, on the other hand, typically has been made as economically as possible —the better to provide homes for as many people as possible. Green touches have long been a luxury. Casa Dominguez is one of a number of new developments signaling a change. The $31 million project, built by the Los Angeles-based affordable housing developer Abode Communities, is aiming to be the first multifamily affordable housing project in Los Angeles County

to win the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest LEED rating. The building was constructed with a prefabricated framing system that reduced waste. An on-site health care clinic and a child-care center lessen residents’ need to drive. The playground surface is made from recycled tires, and droughttolerant landscaping is irrigated with gray water from the washing machines. Common areas are solar-powered, and residents are kept comfortable in winter with hydronic climate control, meaning the water-heating system also helps to keep apartments warm. There is no air conditioning; instead, units have ceiling fans, and the building is designed to capture breezes and keep air circulating in a way that provides natural cooling in summer.

The flooring is lowemission tile free of polyvinyl chloride, Energy Star lighting uses compact fluorescent bulbs, and the walls’ blow-in insulation is composed of recycled material. Robin Hughes, the president of Abode, said this kind of green affordable housing is a form of social justice. “Sustainability practices should be something we embrace no matter what income level we are at,” she said. “By living at Casa Dominguez, families have the opportunity to be informed and educated and then embrace sustainable practices in their own lives.” Rents range from $396 US a month for a one-bedroom to $1,279 for a fourbedroom. Most families earn less than 50 percent of the area’s median income, which is about $79,000 for a family of four. The project also of-

THE SOLAR PANELS on the roof of the complex in Casa Dominguez (top photo), an environmentally conscious low-income housing development in Los Angeles. The project was built with the goal of helping set the standard for eco-friendly multifamily complexes. Dual flow toilets are one of the many features found at Casa Dominguez (left photo). CONTRIBUTED

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Living in an eco-friendly complex requires changes in some living habits Building from B12 fers units to youth transitioning out of foster care; for many, it is their first permanent home. Nearly 1,000 people applied for the 70 spots. Hughes added that she hopes the clean, sand-colored buildings and tasteful landscaping will spark a revitalization of the neigh-

bourhood as Abode officials noted proudly that the building has not yet been tagged with graffiti. If trends continue, poor communities around California may see an influx of such projects in coming years. Increasingly, city and state officials are designing policies to promote such development. State

tax credits are available for affordable housing projects that incorporate green features. Some cities, including Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica, require them for large projects. At Casa Dominguez, many residents who moved in seeking only a quiet, affordable place to

live have fast become environmentalists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect,â&#x20AC;? said Genesse Cruz, 29, who lives in a three-bedroom unit with her two sons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just got my gas bill, and it was, like, $6.â&#x20AC;? Still, some residents say they have struggled with the demands of living in such a green space. The system that chan-

nels water from the laundry into the landscaping, for example, requires residents to forgo bleachâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and some said they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do without it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly like that part, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be honest with you,â&#x20AC;? said Cornelius Humphrey, who lives with his wife and parttime with his grandson. But there have been

no transgressions in the washing, according to project managers. Instead, many residents slip across the street to a conventional coin-operated laundry. Geneva Mason, 23, who is transitioning out of foster care and is seven months pregnant, began talking about her new lifestyle in the building by making a confession.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to lie. I was once a litterbug,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But ever since I moved into the green environment, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m more about picking up litter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you go through the gatesâ&#x20AC;Śitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a little town of its ownâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;lovely, fresh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about raising my child here.â&#x20AC;?










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XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

Shop from home!




Enterprises Ltd.

The Okanagan’s Renovation Specialists Residential and Commercial, Additions, Garages, Basements, Windows, Doors, Decks, Fencing, Carpentry, Drywalling, Painting Top Quality Worksmanship & Service

Rob 250-878-8049 Off. 250-764-5449


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

DRYWALL SERVICES & REPAIRS New work & renovation work. Over 30 yrs. experience. Framing, boarding, taping, texture t-bar ceilings & insulation. Call Ken 250-212-9588




A & S Electric



DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE HOME RENOVATIONS Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We Remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk

CHUCK 250-870-1138

Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home

We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”

Vernon: 250-558-0076 Toll Free: 877-567-2799



DON 250-870-7778

Renovations & Construction Over 30 yrs. experience. Complete renovations. Interior & exterior paint & finishing.


Reasonable and reliable Call: JASON SEEGER & SON PAINTING



Qualified, Reliable. • Bonded •Installations • Repairs • Renovations • H. Water Tank • Washer, Dryer • Dishwasher Over 30 yrs. Experience


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated


Call Troy, 250-718-0209

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767



Joe’s Moving Service

We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.


Textured Ceilings

A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.

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


Renovations & Repairs


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

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

Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning

• Heat Pumps Over 30 Years • Fireplaces Experience • Furnaces Serving the • Repair Okanagan Valley • Install • Sales 250-681-3869

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

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Lic. & Insured - Ref’s available (WCB Coverage)


• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

• • • •

“The Professionals” Local/long distance Storage Available No job too small Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

Don’t call anyone about yard care until you speak to Ryan @ VANTAGE POINT.



CERTIFIED HORTICULTURIST Trees • Shrubs • Hedges • Clean-Ups Call Stephen









ellermade W Additions, Renovations Sun-decks, Bsmt. suites, etc. Call Dave @ 250-768-2202 or 250-878-6967


Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor


Alan 250-808-6595 (lic. #102788)


Residential, Commercial, Interior, Exterior Painting& Custom Ceilings. Insured.


Affordable mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consultation.

Accurate Int/Ext Painting 10% Discount Call Richard 250.575.1013 A Cut Above the Rest!

250-768-9967 250-317-6843




Residential/Commercial/Industrial. Small jobs, new construction & renovations, panel changes, quality workmanship. Contractor #91625.






All types of demolition. Locally owned & operated. FREE ESTIMATES

(250) 801-1439

Beat the HST!


Excavator & Bobcat Service, Sewer Hookups, Underground Utilities, Footing, Backfilling, Basements, Driveways, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Rubber Track Excavator w/ blade. Estimates, Fully Insured. Kory 250-451-9095 Cell: 250-869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lk Country


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


Commercial & Residential New & Repaints • Excellent Quality SPRING SPECIALS!






Call Walter 250-766-5580 Cell 250-317-2279

Book your power raking NOW - GET 40% off aeration.




60/SQ. FT.


Pugrock Inc. now offering granite to customers in Kelowna. 2-3 week delivery. 21 colours.

BRETT 250-469-1928

call 250-808-0895

Drywall, Taping, Painting, Texture Ceiling. We Do Houses, Basement & Commercial




Home Repairs & Service

Decks • Stairs • Fences • Yard Waste Removal • Pressure Washing MARTY CAZES


Ins’d, WCB, licensed. Masonry, reno’s, additions, decks, leaks & damage. Quality work. Dependable service. Call Bud 250-863-1477 Put the HEX on your problems!

To book your space, call

250-763-7114 and speak with a classified rep today!

B16 capital news

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pressure Washing OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Comm/Res. Fully ins’d. Dave, 250-491-1336

Roofing & Skylights A TEAM MASTER ROOFER Experienced in all kinds of roofing. New, Reroof & Repair. European Quality. 2 yrs warranty. Call Steffen C#: 250863-8224 W#:778-754-1015 Master & Visa cards welcome BERTRIM Contracting Co. New roofs, reroofs, roof conversion & repair & general home maint. Bonded & insured. 28yrs exp. Free est. Call 250-768-9675 DO IT RIGHT ROOFING AND SIDING. Free Est. Pat 250826-3807. EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311 TERRY’S Roofing. Tar & gravel repairs & reroofs. Torch on roofs & decks. WCB & insr’d. 250-718-5429

Rubbish Removal

Rubbish Removal ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley

250-575-5383 BOB’S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisfied customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, Boat Hauling 250-864-0696 Reza

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Sand, Gravel, Soil, Ogo Grow Call 250-870-1138

‘#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & 12-24 yard Bin Rentals.

ABSOLUTELY the best quality for all your stucco needs. Superior Stucco Ltd is your call. For free est call Fred, 250-212-4005 J.P. Stucco. Int/Ext. Acrylic, Plaster, Venetian Stucco, Cultered stone Call Joe 859-7026 SEEGER & Son Stucco. Additions, Reno’s +other sm. jobs. 22yrs exp call Jason 801-6931



We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 A 49.99 1/2ton truck. Load junk & yard waste. Haul away special. Will haul just about anything. Cal Cal 250863-7539





Free Items


TILE-HARDWOOD - Highly skilled craftsmanship committed to provide the most reliable and satisfying work at reasonable and competitive rates call Joe 250-859-7907

Stallion Service. Red Dun AQHA Palomino Appaloosa and Paint horses for sale. Young horses started, 2010 foals are here. 250-499-5397

Feed & Hay

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. 25% Discount for Seniors. Excellent Ref’s. Specializing in Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. FULL Tree Service Expert, Certified Faller. Excellent Rates, 18yrs Exp. Insured (250)765-3577, (250)801-0193 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured. STUMP BE GONE. Fully Insured, Stump Grinding & Exposed Root Removal, Exceptional Cleanup, Dependable Service, Free Estimates. Call 250-317-0747

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

FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. FREE well rotted horse manure. Dilworth area. Call 250762-4600 LOVESEAT, Navy blue, microfibre, 250-763-9641 MOFFAT self cleaning stove to give away. You pick up. 250-469-6690, 878-3935 MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. OLDER Hot Tub, with cover, 18mos. old, pump works, heater doesn’t 250-766-0024 SINGLE Bed complete, free standing gas Fireplace, Bricks, 250-765-8079 U PICK UP - Full-size beer fridge. Interior is very clean; works well. Call 250.860.6083.

SOLID Oak diningrm suite, excl cond., pedestal round table w/4 chairs, leaf, buffet hutch $650 obo. 250-707-0800

Tree Services

WHOODLES: (soft coated Wheaton Terrier cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent/easy to train, vet checked, 1st shots, 1yr health guarante 250-838-5500

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

Water Services ON Demand Potable Water Hauling, 2200gal., swimming pool, wellsCall 250-300-4426

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


Window Cleaning

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

BROTHERS Window Cleaning Res., Comm., Gutters, Painting. WCB Ins. 250-317-1029

Antiques / Vintage Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733


Building Supplies

11yr old reg. Paint Gelding, good on trails, around cattle, some arena exp, good working gelding for pleasure or ranch work. $3000 (250)832-3322 1 black 3yr old Registered Morgan Filly, very pretty & friendly, haulter broke, ready to go. (250)503-1132 Naturally raised weaner pigs, ready to go. 250-547-6390, 250-547-9832 lv-msg.

INTERIOR Doors w/hardware & some trim $10/ea., 250-7658079

Pets AMERICAN Blue Nose Pit Bulls, both parents UKC registered, puppies c/w UKC registration forms, 3left. $1000 or trade? 250-863-5665 W-Bank AUSSIE Shepherd/Border Collie pups, Bi-color, Tri-colors, $450. 250-769-6795 GOLDEN Retriever Akbash cross, 8wks old, 1st shots & dewormed, gaurdian, family dogs. $250ea. 250-265-4675 Leonberger/Ackbash pups, 1st shots, females $500, males $600. 250-547-0003. MALTESEPOM: F/puppy, 12 wks, dewormed & shots, $499 obo 860-8948,469-4247 Maremma/Kangal and Akbash/Kangal puppies, guardian,predator control ,1.shot/deworming.$300.-400.250 547 6253. Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from show & wrking bloodlines $1000. 250-764-8976

Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836. FORD 9N Tractor, good cond., 250-868-2728. SMALL tools, Stihl chainsaws & weed wacker, JD Dump trailer, hilti gun, alum scafold ladders. Eves, Kel. 778-4781770

Food Products Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494.

Free Items 1 ROUND End table, 1 sm. TV stand, 250-763-3862 4YR. Old Female Spayed Calico cat, excellent mouser, 250765-3216 CONSOLE 30” TV & DVD player. Call 50-762-5410 FREE Appliance pick-up, Rads - Batteries. Call Harley 778-821-1317 FREE! Cloth loveseat, decent quality, 1 small hidden tear. 250-764-6135. FREE: Gazebo, 12x12. Call 250-860-5205

Fruit & Vegetables

Heavy Duty Machinery Bobcat 337D excavator, 11,000lbs,3buckets,hydraulic thumb. $25,500. 250-5478993.

Jewels, Furs 1.2K Ladies solitaire S1 clarity diamond ring and matching band. Appraised at $13,900. 1yr old. Must sell. $5700 obo. 250-769-9091

Medical Supplies New & Used Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers. Shoprider Dealer. 250-764-7757

FARM fresh local asparagus. Info at 250-766-2628

Misc. for Sale


A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,100! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 DOUBLE glass door- cooler by True Manufacturing. 2 years old. Good condition. Asking $1000. 250-878-7131. HOUSEHOLD Furniture Sell Off. High quality dining room table, 6 chairs and hutch, $195. Plastic deck table & 6 chairs, $50. Solid wood desk & chair, white, $10. Double boxspring, mattress & frame, $75. 250-764-6135 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver

CHARIOT 2 seat jogger, stroller, jogger & cycle. 3 wheel. Like new. Call 250-860-5205 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. DW, Stove, W/D, furn., beds, TV’s, hshld items, & much much more. 250-718-8866


Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998)

House/Yard/Building Sites/Rental Properties/ Renovations/Etc. “We Service just about any kind of clean-up”

Scrapmetal/wood/appliances/etc. *W.C.B. Coverage Large 3/2/1 & 1/2 Ton Trucks Excellent Reputation & Excellent Service. Cell 250-718-0992 / 250-861-7066 / Member of Kelowna Chamber of Commerce





Irrigation, Gas Fitting and Drain Cleaning. Commercial, residential and renovations. Service and hot water tanks.







Locally owned & operated company supplying & installing walk-in tubs at very affordable prices. Call for free estimate. Ask how to get 10% discount.

Call Ian at 250-212-0259

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional


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





Pgr: 250-861-0303 25 Years of Satisfied Customers

RENOVATIONS Serving the Okanagan 13+ years. Vinyl Decking, Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless & Picket Railings. Starting at $30/ft. installed Call George at 250-878-2483. Showroom #9-3810 Appaloosa Rd. off Sexsmith Rd.


CUTTERS LAWNCARE Cutters Lawncare has openings for the

2010 season. Residential and commercial weekly lawn maintenance, spring and fall clean ups, pruning, fertilizing, power raking, aerating. For a free estimate call Grant or Coralee at 250-862-6809



Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. Spring cleanup,

250-317-7773 or visit us at:




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


& Renovation Services

Residential and Commercial New Construction & Renovations Small Jobs GARTH GRANDO Lic. No. 97059 cell: 215-1646 phone/fax 769-9049


• Design • Supply • Install

MaryAnne’s Kitchen Design

• Free Consultation • All Countertops Call 250-801-YARD (9273)


Design Studio • 2810 Benvoulin Rd

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

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


Call Dave 250-491-1336

FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447


Best Quality, Best Price FREE ESTIMATES

Call Joe @ 250-859-7026


Refashioning Homes. Reno’s, 25 yrs. exp. Frank Cseke, 250-766-7123

High Caliber Construction REPAIRS • REPLACE • REMODEL • Bathroom & kit. remodels • Additions & renovations • H/W & laminate floors • Drywall/painting/texture • Cedar fencing & gates • Custom homes Quality You Can Trust

Dan @ 250-864-0771


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

TILING Artistic Ceramics.

POWER WASHING CONSTRUCTION/RENOS OKANAGAN J.P. RENOVATION PRESSURE WASHING Commercial Buildings & u/g Parkades, Residential Houses, Driveways Patios, Graffiti Removal. Fully insured & WCB approved. 14 yrs experience.



Larry’s Handyman



Serving the Okanagan




GEMINI BATHS 250-862-6991

Deck & Rail • Excavating • Bobcat • Dump Truck • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Soil • Etc. Delivery - Clean Up.


North End Moving Services


No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778




Call Clint, 250-575-3839

22 years experience


Weninger In business since 1989 Licensed & insured




• Many new options available!

Call AridDek 250-212-1477

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

Call 250-870-1009


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

at 250-860-0025

REAL ESTATE Experienced local licensed realtor doing FREE Market Evaluations. Want to know what your property is worth today? Call Kim Waldherr Century 21 Assurance Realty


Spring Special on now!! Call 250.763.7114 for information

Misc. for Sale

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Misc. Wanted

Plants /Nursery

$100 & Under

$200 & Under

For Sale By Owner

WINE Rack, pine wood, w/bottles, $75. (250)768-5951 YOGURT Maker, elec., 7cup, $10. 250-765-6430

SOFA bed, good cond., asking $120. 250-762-9243 WASHER & Dryer for sale. $200. Will deliver. Call 250767-6211


KAISHAN Electric Bike, ex. cond., $800.obo. 250-8690621

COMPUTER System, WIN XP, Internet ready, excellent condition, $200. 869-2363 Kel DAYBED w/pop up trundle. $125. Call 250-763-9392 GAZEBO (“Tulip”) 10’x10’, new out of box, $150.firm, (250)768-5951 KENMORE Top loading Washer, 4yrs. old, $200. (250)769-2336 LOVESEAT, blueish black with wood front, never used, $200. 250-765-0063 ONE green patterned oriental rug, 6x9. $150. 250-491-2584 QUEEN Size Box Spring & Mattress, like new, $150. (250)769-2336

COMPUTER LAPTOP, WIN XP, internet, excellent condition, $300. 250-869-2363 (Kel) CUISINART Mixer, model SM-55C, 800watt motor. Still in box. $299. 250-768-5110 HARDWOOD dining tbl & leaf, 5chairs, buffet & hutch. $300. 250-807-2972 Peter LRG Go-Kart, 8hp B & S. Runs great, fast, reliable, $280 obo. Call 250-763-5462

PIANOS Warehouse Sale @ Moir Pianos. STEINWAY, HEINTZMAN, YAMAHA and more !! Priced to Sell !! Call Richard @ 764-8800

14YR old almond fridge in good wrking order. Take it away for $50. 250-762-2836 14YR old almond stove in good wrking order. Take it away for $50. 250-762-2836 2PC. Computer Desk, 5’x2’, light Oak, locking drawers & cabinets, $50. 250-768-8966 3WAY Medicine cab., bevelled mirrors, 30”Hx36”Wx4”D. Excl cond. $99 obo. 250-769-3689 BRAND new Sunbeam Mixmaster, $50. 250-860-8911

DOLLS, All kinds & sizes, clothes, girls suitcase & Bratz dolls in case. $20.all 765-6430 ELECTRIC Cream Separator, $75.obo. 250-765-6430 HAIRDRYER w/case, from the 50’s (Antique), $20. 250-7656430 HEAVY Duty Wheel Barrow $100. 250-860-3067 HOCKEY Equipment, for 12 & older, Professionally cleaned. $50. 250-765-6430 memory foam w/fitted cover, excl cond., 2.5” thick, fits 3/4 bed, $75 obo. 250-868-0436 NIKKEN Magnetic product. New Pillow, $90. (250)7685951 ONE complete Star Choice Satelite system, 1yr old, $75. 250-860-8911 PINE Bed Frame $50. (250)769-2336 SANYO 27” TV, Ex. cond., 2004, w/remote, $90. (250)768-5951

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Acreage for Sale

FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. KENMORE stove, $200. Concrete mixer, 3cu’, $350. Top seat 2 ocean kayaks, $100ea. E350 Ford 15” new hubcaps, $20ea. 250-769-7588 OFFICE Desk- Cherry; colored, bow front work station with file pedestal, hutch, 30” wide file cabinet, and high back leather chair. Exc cond. Asking $550. 250-878-7131.

Misc. Wanted COLLECTOR BUYING OLD Native Indian Art & Artifacts: Baskets, Totem Poles, Stone Mauls, Tools, Bowls, Spoons, Beadwork Currently in town Now! Cell 1-604-377-5748 email:

I PURCHASE DOWNSIZE/ ESTATE ITEMS. Cash paid for home furnishings, antiques, collectibles. Please call me BEFORE you throw anything out! CALS 250860-1958 MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. OVERHEAD PROJECTOR, working condition. Reasonably priced. Steve 250-765-4953. X-ACTO knife blades, 100 blade pack, $10. 28 packs available. Purchase all for $250. Drop by the Captial News at 2495 Enterprise Way. 8-5 Mon-Fri.

Musical Instruments

WATER Lillies from $15 - $40. 250-868-1314

Stereo / DVD / TV PROFESSIONAL Satelite installation throughout the Okanagan. Call 250-864-2456

$100 & Under

$100 & Under

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$200 & Under

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$300 & Under

$500 & Under HIGH end Diva styled cream colored couch & loveseat, like new, $475 obo. 250-491-2584

Shop from home! 2 acres home based industrial. Home with 2 rental suites, shop w/hoist, remodeled barn & RV parking w/full hook-up & dsani dump. $995,000. 250765-1060 5.5 acres flatland, fully serviced, pics at Arrow Lakes area. 250-269-7328 SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Apt/Condos for Sale

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2BD. 1ba. Only $154,900. Top flr. crnr. unit. view, 304150 Scarboro Rd. 898sf. Jessica Levy, Prudential 4700264, HURRY! Owner reduced $15,000. Now $134,000. PLUS, spent $18,000 on renos, new carpets, totally painted, new kitchen, light fixtures, doors, etc IMMACULATE! Owner will PAY 1 YR MAINTENANCE, 1 YEAR TAXES, $2500 APPLIANCE PACKAGE! BONUS: REALTOR GIVING $1000 TO LEGAL FEES! Be first to see it - 1860 Richter - what a deal! call Will Loudoun to see today 250 470-1144. SMALLER 2 bdrm, 2 bath, senior condo. 920 Saskatoon Rd. $169,800. 250-712-9360. SUNNY top flr, 1324sq’, 2bd, 2bth, quiet adult building, walk to beach & Capri Mall. $259,900. 250-448-7576 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

For Sale By Owner 1/2 DUPLEX, 3bdrm w/suite, garage, priv yard, appl incl, close to schools, pool. Asking $349,900. 250-862-1428. 2006 3Bd. 2 fl ba., single wide mobile, WSide, grt. lay out & fam. prk., $154,500. 250-7689766 lv. msg. No Realtors. AWESOME LAKEVIEW. Dbl wide modular, 2bd, carport, 2decks, 10x30 workshop, 5appl, gas FP, 55+, pets ok. $95,000. 250-768-7124 DILWORTH MTN. ESTATES $699,000.00 House on acreage, owner financing, 4bdrm, 3bath on 4acres near Enderby w/fruit & berries, pasture & horse shelter, owner will take property or RV etc. in trade as part down. $449,000. (250)838-0509, 250-309-1506


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Stroll to Sarson Beach. Fabulous family home. 4bd, 3bth, fully reno’d,

726 Renshaw Rd.

(4th house S. of Pearson Elem.)

Sat April 24th & Sat May 1st 12 noon to 4 pm. 3165sq’, 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Bi-level, gr. level walk-out. Vault sunroom. 21’x23’ shop, hoist hgt. Level, lg. .021 acre lot Fenced & hedged. Downstairs kitchen. Ideal for Daycare. Spacious R.V. parking Must be seen inside (Code 1143)

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Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 6189 BELLA VISTA RD. Reduced for sale by owner, 4bdrm, 3bath, 3200sqft, large lot, 2 large rec. rms, 2 f/p’s, $399,999. (250)542-2471 BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match EXCELLENT House available to be moved to your property. Bob @ Gray House Movers 250-762-8558 EXP local lic’d Realtor doing FREE Market Evaluation. Kim, Century 21 250-878-2883 FIXER UPPERS Lowest Prices. Reality Match. MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 4.54% VARIABLE 1.75% Trish at 250-470-8324 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Homes Wanted I BUY PROPERTIES will pay fair price with sm. down, quick closings, Call 250-801-8542 WANTED: Condo to buy, max. $135,000. Central Kel. area. No Agents pls., 250-808-0830

Lots 1/2 acre lot with a view of Shuswap Lake. This is one of the last undeveloped lots in Shuswap Lake Estates, 16 km from Salmon Arm. Asking $99,900 or will make trade as downpayment on property in Kelowna. Contact Ron or Annette at 250-563-2356 or for more information. EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558 KELOWNA WEST, Beat the HST. Huge serviced lot, 8600 sf. 3064 Smith Creek Rd. Partial view, build immed, $219,900 Ken 604-657-4923 Jim 604-307-3923 KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from


~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895 LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042 MOVE to the Upper East Side, lot for sale by owner, city & lake views, large building platform, asking $275,000. Call 250-859-3510, 250-451-9162


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DBL wide Mobile Home. Mission. 2bd, 1.5bth, carport, 10x20 workshop, 4 appl, 55+, NP. $88,500. 250-860-6328 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www.

Open House Sat & Sun Apr 24/25. 12-3 4460 Swaisland Rd THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

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4 bedroom, a den & a hobby room. 2 bths, lge fully fenced bkyrd w/ u/g sprinklers. Updates include new windows/doors, alarm system, furnace, spacious deck with gas hookup for BBQ, RV parking, attached garage, and c/v. Updated electrical with new panel and wired for Hot Tub, fresh paint and flooring, includes 3 appliances. Natural gas fireplace plumbed. Landscaping includes mature shade trees and cherry tree on level grass lot with flower beds and large garden area. This home is in a great neighborhood that is close to shopping, schools and bus routes, and would be ideal for families. Basement is easily suiteable. For more info call: 250-491-9629

680A HOLLYDELL RD. Sun. Apr. 25 & Sun. May 2. 1-4pm Attractive 1/2 duplex. 3bds, 2bths. Big workshop. $329,900. Don’t miss out on this one!! For more info call Stacie Hewitt 250-317-8817 OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, May 1st, 12:00 to 2:00 pm at #115, 1885 Parkview Crescent - $388,000 Sunday, May 2nd 12:00 to 2:00pm at 2187 Verda Vista Road - $369,900 CAROL BACON Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. 250469-2353

Recreational LAKESHORE - 1/2 acre on Okanagan lake off Westside Road south of Fintry. Legal dock, Water rights, 2 small cabins. $800K 250-768-1168

Townhouses NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD & 2BD., $780 - $1195,, (250)762-3455 1BD, 2nd. flr., bright & spacious, 700sf., $850 incl util., NS. Westbank, 250-768-9083 1BD, backs onto Mill Creek, hwd floors, $825 incl utils. Call 250-878-9585 1BD FURNISHED, Spacious, clean, Secure, sunrm, 2ba., 6appl., u/g prkng, ns, np, $1250. incl. pwr., June 1stDec 31st. Call 250-491-4464 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Cultural District, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $800. Ask about signing bonus avail for Mar/Apr. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 1yr old deluxe 2bd, 2bth top flr at Center Point. Security, ug prk, S&S appl, view. 250-7690269, 859-4437 $1250+utils 2BD. 2ba. Upgraded, 2-prkng, 6appl, ns, np, Baron Rd. $1100. incl. util., in-suite wd & strge, May 1st, 250-768-5414 2BD, 2bth beautiful condo for rent, 1100sq’, 5appls, gas FP, ug prking, deck & terrace, NS, NP. Close to UBCO. Availablity neg. 1yr lease. $1200 +utils. 250-765-9732 2BD. apartment, Spacious, close to Capri Mall, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail immed. incl heat. 250-763-6600 2BD. DT area, top flr. crner, covr’d. prkng., Avail, $950. Keith @ 250-862-7425 2bd fully furn’d top flr, view, XL deck, UBCO Quail. 250-8591300 $1600 2BD Lakeview corner suite, Westbank. XL Wrap around sundeck, upgraded. $1490 incl utils. 250-859-1300 2 BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, on bus route, Avail. now. 491-3345 or 869-9788 (Cell) 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bathroom, across from OC. Include W/D, heat, N/P. N/S. 1100SQFT May 1st, 250-718-1683 3BD, 2bth, Cosco area, $1550/mnth + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail May 1. 250-869-9788 BRAND New 1bd. +den, cent. loc., all appl., utils. incl. $900. 250-878-3187 leave message

Apt/Condo for Rent CONDO’s. $650-$950. Bachelor, 1bd & 2bd, furn/unfurn’d. Vacant.Utils incl.250-718-8866 DT Safeway loc. 2bd, gorgeous view, 6th flr, pool, AC, balcony, top security, seniors discount. $925. 250-769-9091 NEW EXEC West Ave 2bd/bth 1150sqft Geo heat/cool. Incl 4 SS app, insuite w/d, Sec bldg/ prkg/stor, Hrdwd/Cer/Carp. Deck 1330sqft pots/irrig. Lk/trl/rest/art/cult/. $1600mo ns/np/ref. 250-768-8333 RUTLAND - 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath clean, bright, roomy condo. washer & dryer, stove & frdge, wall air, storage, covered parking. Badke rd culdesac. $1100 Includes utilities. Avail May 1st or sooner. call Henry 250-8702700 or 250-860-2423 THE WESTWYND POINT APARTMENTS Behind Orchard Park Mall, adult oriented, NS, NP. Studio suites, incl utils from $570-$650/mo. 1bd, 1bth top flr, $790. Please call for appointment 868-3432 or 470-8026

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 1400 SQ. ft Kelowna north end. 10’ ceilings .3 ph . 1 ph . Washroom. On agated fenced lot. Roll up door. Yard space available. 250-862-6625 HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239 Shop for rent in Vernon 1250 sqft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900/mo util. 250-549-4500

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD 2919 Richter St. $950 incl utils, WD, DW, etc. May 1 NP, 764-3159, 250-878-0136 2BD. Oyama, $1200. ref’s req’d, pet friendly, agri. opp., Avail. June 1, 250-469-6760. 3BD. Upper lev. duplex, ac, lndry, garage, close to UBCO. $1400 incl utils. 250-801-9621. 4 Bdrm, 2 bth Rutland - bright, clean, f/s, laundry hookups, N/P, N/S, References Required. $1300 + utils 765-6544 4-PLEX in Orchard, 1 unit 2bd. Avail. May 1. $800mo. incl. utils, +dd. 863-3797, 860-9737

Homes for Rent 1BDRM house in Orchard, avail now. $800/mo. For more info call Serge 250-863-6801 or 250-765-0722. 1 Blk. from Beach Avail. June 1st, 3Bd+den, 2 bth, 5appl, No parties, NS, NP, $1200. +utils+DD 250-868-7214 2BD house, close to Parkinson Center. $950 utils paid by landlord. Ref’s. For more info, 250-763-6473 2BD Mobile, Winfield, NP, NS, Nparties, wrking adults, ref’s. May 1. $900+utils. Call 250766-3395, 861-0656 2BD w/bsmt, lrg deck, sm. yrd. fs, new carpet, close to DT, NP, Nparties, ref’s req’d, DD, $1200. 860-1038 aft. 5pm 2BD, Westbank, S&F, NP, NS, May 1. $800+utils. Call 250862-7364, 250-768-2349 2-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio, Garage, Pet OK, $1200 OR 3-Bedroom, 2-Baths, 5-Appliances, Family Room, Deck, Garage, $1600. 250860-1961 Register Online 3BD. 2ba. upper portion of hm. good cond., quiet St., 5appl., $1250/mo. Call Peter @ Coldwell Banker 864-7383 3BD, 2bth, FS, WD, lrg yard, NS, Nparties, NP. $1350+ utils & DD. Ref’s. View at 1899 Barlee Rd. Do not disturb the tenants. Call 1-403-309-6702 3BD. Cls. to Hosp., pets neg., $1200. +utils., w/d hk-up, big yrd. 860-2848, 250-681-1848 3BD, full main flr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv & fenced yard, $1095. May 1. 250-768-4383 3BD house, 1bth, Ellison area, NDogs, avail May 1. Call 250869-2186 3BDRM mobile home, big LR, FR in Orchard. $1000/mo. Avail April 15. Serge 250-8636801 or 250-765-0722.

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3 bedroom main floor of home in Winfield. 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, office ( could be fourth bedroom). View of lake from deck. No smoking, no pets. $1300/month plus 2/3rds utilities. May 1. 250-558-8231 4bd home, hobby farm acreage in Lumby, 28 beautiful acres, fully reno’d home, detached workshop, FS, WD. $2600+utils. 250-769-1230 4BD House in Joe Rich, recent reno, carport & cov’d deck, huge yrd, lots of prking. No appliances. NS, NP. $1500+dd & utils. Avail now. 250-469-3031 6bd, 3bth, 3 storey house, dbl garage, city/lake view. Ellison area. Ndogs. $2200+utils. May 1st. 250-869-2186 6BD house, Ellison area, avail May 1. 3060 Lakha Rd. NDogs. 250-869-2186 BEAUTIFUL Waterfront WKel. home, nr. MH winery, over 3000sq’, 5Bd., a/c, 2 f/p, w/boat dock! May 1st. $2400. +utils. 1yr. lease, Ref’s. Mature, NS, NP. 1-778-838-1955. DRIVE By 947 Bernard Ave. Sing. detached w/inlaw suite, 4Bd. 2ba., incl. 4appl., cent air, 2 fp’s, hw flrs., lots of open prkng. totally reno’d., $1900. mo. June 1st, viewing by appt. only, Gold Realty 717-3177 GLENMEDOWS- bright 3 bedroom house on quiet part of Glenmore. 2 ba, incl 5 appl, cent air, 2 car garage. Avail June 1st. N/S. $1700/month. Call Adam at 250-545-4577, 250-212-4689 or 780-6780534 JAYCO Designer 35’ 3-slide fully frn’d, will move on site. $1000/mo or sell at $26,500. 250-860-7602 NEAR PANDOSY Village HUGE 3bd, 2bth, two car garage, all appl & utils incl. NS/NP. 1yr lease, Avail June 1st. $1600. 250-808-5398 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. THE City of Kelowna currently has the following property available for rent: Mission area- 2 bedrm House, 1 Bath, $900/mo; Applications can be obtained online at: www. uder the quick link to Rental Properties or between 8am & 4pm on the 4th Floor at City Hall, 1435 Water St, Kelowna, Real Estate & Building Services. ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00pm on Friday April 30, 2010. VERNON, 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath, all appl, n/s, n/p, $1295/mo, by Walmart (250)548-3378

2rms avail immed in 3bd house in Rutland. Close to all amens, students welcome, $550ea everything incl. Call 250-575-8517, 250-766-1977 ALL Comforts of Home, mo. & wkly, Furn’d. DT core & others, Kit, dishes, w/d, 250-861-5757 BEST Central Location DT. Nice furn’d rms on Bertram St. Steps to the Legion. 861-5757 CLEAN Furn’d. rms. D/T area, sat/int, f/s, w/d, quiet male, fr. $475/mo. Avail. now.861-5757 CLEAN roommate, NS, ND. Great loc. Nice, ac, $445+up. 250-860-8106, 250-718-1621 FURN Bdrm, sep ent, shr ktn, bth, lndry, BBQ, HTub util incl $150DD $525 765-0746 FURN’D ROOM for clean, mature, N/S student, working person. Near KLO Campus. Refs & DD req. 250-762-5122. LRG bright clean fully furn’d room. Share very nice lrg home just minutes from UBC/DT. Must be a student or wrking FT. Female pref. Glenmore area. $450+ sec dep. utils incl. 250-718-0381 MISSION Creek, furn’d bdrm, 200 chan dig cbl, full bth, kit., WD, close to amens, $650. Call 250-864-4001

1BD lower, FDS, WD, Sat, utils +int incl, NS, NP, NPets. Suitable for single female occ. 250-807-2055 1BD. Quiet, clean, spacious, nr. Hosp/bus. Priv. ent/prkg., 1 prsn., f/s, w/d, patio, NS, NP, $750.w/utils. 250-868-1139, abra.homestea.comn/suite.html 1BDRM suite, avail April 15 or May 1. $700. NS, NP. Rutland. Close to school. 250-864-3512 1BD. Rutland, priv. ent., mature quiet working person, util. incl., int/cent. air, ns, cats acceptible, $750. +1/2mo. dd, May 1st, 250-860-5048 Deb. 1BD suite, $750 incl utils, Rutland N area, avail asap. Call 250-807-7864 1BD view suite, immaculate, new reno, WD, NP, NS, Dilworth Mnt. $850 incl utils. Call 250-448-9500 1-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio $750 Including Cable Utilities & Internet OR 2-Bedroom 4-Appliances, Den, Patio, $850 250-860-1961 Register Online 2BD. Avail. May 1, 1400sf. fab. lakeview, newly reno’d., newer appl., Rutland Bench, pets neg. $1150util incl., 250215-0984 & 250-491-3461 2BD bsmt suite, May 1, very close to Orchard Park, incl FS, WD, priv drive, ent utils incl. NS, NP. $1000. 250-859-3510 2BD. Furn’d., nr bus stop, np, ns, pref working people or student, util incl. May 1, 808-3777 2BD. incl. utils., ns, np, no lndy., $ avail. now, DD req’d., gr. lev. 763-5420 after 4 2BD. LAKESHORE: W-Kel., dbl. grge. hottub, gym, pool, int/sat.$1500.incl-util 863-1544 2BD. Legal suite, gr. lev., np, ns, own w/d, Avail. now, $850. +utils., 250-864-5257 2BD lrg spacious, 6 new appl, N. Glenmore, utils incl, $950. NS, NP, DD. 250-868-4873 2 BDRM bsmt suite, NS, NP, No Partying, close to UBCO & bus stops. $900/mth incl utils, DD req’d. 778-753-1356 or 250-863-3712 2bd w/o grnd lvl, great lake view, deck, pool, avail May 1st. $1200+ utils. Also 1bd avail. 250-769-9038 3BD. W-Bank, newly reno’d, sep. ent., wd, f/s, gas fp, ns, cat?, quiet, mature persons, Mar1, $975 incl.util 212-5209 AVAIL. Now. Bachelor suite, KLO area, util/cable incl. share bathrm., np, ns, $570/mo. +DD. 250-317-2325. AWESOME SUITE! Awesome location! Awesome Landlord! Lower Mission, 1200 sq/ft daylight bsmt suite. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Sep entrance, sep W/D, Plenty parking. $1000 All-in. 250 yds to beach, 150 yds to grocery. N/P preferred. Interviewing now for June 1 availability. Contact 250-8627511 or AWESOME Upper Mission. Ideal fr single employed person or student. Shr’d ent & lndry. All utils incl. $800. Call 778-477-5007 BACHELOR Ste. Glenrosa, Avail. May 1, ns, np, nprtys, utils incl. $ 768-1360 BEAUTIFUL view- 1 bdrm suite in Peachland, May 1. $750 incl utils, cbl, int, w/d, prkg. NS, NP. Info & pics at 250-767-6330 JUNE 1. 2bd, priv ent, no stairs, NS, NP. $795 incl utils. Call 250-765-2857 LG. Clean 1Bd., Rutland, cls. to theatres & buses, Avail. May1, priv. ent., lots of prkng, shared w/d, $800. util. incl. 250-878-5268 & 250-451-0979 May 1. 2bd bsmt suite. Incl cbl, FS, WD & micro, prking for 1, utils neg., NS, ND, NP, NP. $950+ dd. 250-448-9904 NEAR PANDOSY Village Spacious 1bd, 1bth, & carport, lndry & utils incl. NS/NP. 1yr lease, Avail June 1st. $850. 250-808-5398 NEW: 1 bdrm suite Easthill 1000 sf lake view yard $850 own ldry incl utilities, internet, Priv entr. N/S N/P 250-3077745. Avail 1st May or 15 May WSTSIDE, 1bd, priv. ent, cln & qt, 6 appl, ac & sat, in qt adlt hm, ns, np, 1 qt oldr wrk prs. $700 1/4 util. 250-769-7703.

2BD. 1ba, 6appl., Rutland, adults only, smoking ok, np, nprtys, $1100. +utils., Avail. May 1, 250-451-9796 2BD. 3rd. flr., duplex ste. in heritage hm. nr. hosp. Priv. ent. deck, carprt, W/D, F/S, $ +utils. NS, NP, Refs. req’d., 250-763-3275 2BD spaciouse main flr, Capri area, lndry, carport, shed, 5appl, sm pet ok, ref req’d, $1300 INCLUDES UTILS. Call 250-718-8504 2BD. Top flr., bright, clean, a/c, lots of prkng., w/d, sundeck, Springvalley area, Avail. Apr. 1, NS, NP, quiet cpl. down., $1050.incl. utils., call Steve 250-859-6791 3BD, 2bth detached home, 1yr old, 6appl, N. Glenmore, cov’d prking, $1300. NS, NP, DD. 250-868-4873 LRG walk-out 2bd exec Upper Mission, priv patio, garden, FP, full kitchen, quality appl, media rm, int, cbl, utils, NS, NP. Quiet couple. $1195. Call 250-764-4688 MAY 1st, 3bdrm mainfloor character home, close to downtown, shr’d lndry, offstreet prking, share utils. $1100. 250-868-0915 MODERN furn’d bachelor suite, small but cozy, suitable for student only, NS, Nparties, NP. Utils incl. $625. For more info call 250-860-2031 Avail. Now. PVT LOFT by Costco/OUC Util incl, a/c, f/s, w/d, pvt entr, pkg, lg yd. Ideal for 1. NS, ND. Cat neg. Avail immed. $700/mo 250-762-6871

Office/Retail 800SQFT. 2nd. floor. office space on Commercial Dr. Avail. May 1st., 250-868-4808 FOR lease, 3rd flr, prime propfessional office space in South Pandosy Business District. 3121sq’, client/staff prking incl. C4 zoning located close to all amens. Bright offices, patio, view. Ready for occupancy. Contact, 250-712-2443 for details. HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239

Recreation Experience The Shuswap Blind Bay Resort- Seasonal Rentals/RV site & Park Model sales. Beach,Marina,Pool,Rec Centre,Playgrounds,Laundry, Showers. Gated off TransCanada 3 km.on Balmoral Road, 10 min.east of Sorrento,20 min west of Salmon Arm.2698 Blind Bay Road. Blind Bay BC V0E 1H1 1-800-667-3993 or email EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052.

Room & Board N. RUT. Furn’d rm w/TV. NS, Ndrink. Everything provided. 250-491-7657 aft 2pm

Rooms for Rent 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, mo or wkly., avail. immed. 250-862-9223


Full hook-ups, incl. T.V. & internet, Pets. “In town but out of town”. Ask about our, “winter rate, all summer plan”. Ph. (250)765-2580

Seasonal Acommodation 1BD. +Pull-out sofa, fully furn’d., utils. incl., deck, Big White, $425/mo., Avail., 250861-5820, 250-717-6464

Senior Assisted Living KEEP Independence and get care. Privy. bdrm. w/cbl. & ph., 3 homecooked meals & snacks, housekeeping & laundry. Get $ your rent to help with yardwork, male pref. $1250. 317-3341 or 762-5321

Shared Accommodation 1BD. Avail. in New 2bd. condo, w/d, utils incl., pool/fitness ctr., nr. UBCO/airport/golf, ns, np. 250-765-7899 1BD, livingrm, shared bth, $550 incl utils. Between KLO & hospital. Avail immed. 250492-8681, 250-809-4868 aft 6 BSMT. SUITE. Share kit/bath, w/d, 4appl., util/cbl/int. incl., patio, fnc’d. yrd., $675/master & $625/smaller, DD & ref’s. req’d. , Avail. now. 707-1074 BY Mission mall, 1bd. & own bth, quiet, clean, incl all, furn’d or prtly furn’d. $600+DD. Call 250-862-7339 KELOWNA: 2bdrm. spacious condo to share w/working female, W/D/F/S/DW/MW, patio, beautiful yard, + more, close to amenities, 1block from Costco $550/mo. inclu. util., Sharla (1250)878-3582 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl1-888-492-2543 UPSTAIRS LR bd, $440, incl. all, bus/shop, Avail May 1st. furn’d 250-984-8096, WANTED. A middle aged working male to share a 2bd mobile home. Must be quiet, clean, NDrugs, NP, Nsmoker. $450. $200. 250-765-0063 WESTBANK- room for rent avail immed must be clean. no drugs n/p cat ok all inc 500/mo call between 10-9 call 250718-6617

Suites, Lower 1BD - 900SF full BA , Util / included, NS, NP, Nprtys, Central, close to bus & downtown k-town. 1 person $650 couple $800 - 250-762-6744 Darlene after 6pm Mon - Fri 1BD. Blk. Mtn., sep. ent/drive, np, ns, $800. utils incl., 250765-5020, 250-808-5053 1BD, BRIGHT Modern Suite, Glenmore. Furnished (opt), 5 Appliances, digital cable - w/ internet - utilities incl. absolutely NS, NP. Quiet single/ prof. $800/mo. Tel: 762-9258 1BD bright spacious bsmt suite, NS, NP, close to bus, incl sep lndry & utils. Rutland. $900. 778-753-2216

Suites, Upper 1700SF. Main flr. 4yr. old hm. N. Glenmore, 3Bd. 2ba. ns, np, ac, all appl., patio, ex. prkng, walking dist. to schools/shops, prof. cpl. desired. bsmt. not incl., $1600. incl. utils. May1, 250-859-0857

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Townhouses 2BD Townhouse. Conveniently located in Cent. Westbank. 1 unit, completely reno’d, $975+utils. Min. 6mo. lease. NP. Call 250-763-2300 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Beaters under $1000 ‘87 Ford Aerostar, $500. ‘76 Chev pu 4x4 std., reliable, $900. 250-763-5462

Cars - Domestic

Want to Rent LOOKING for long term lease farm house pref, have 2 dogs. Good ref’s, rent range: $800$900/mo. Lumby area also. 250-442-7255 WORKING, Reliable Gent, NS, ND, looking for cottage or cabin in Country setting asap. Call John 604-820-3975.


Quality Autos 491-9334 Leathead Road

Antiques / Classics 1958 Metropolitan Conv. coral & white, very straight body, older body off resto, in storage for past 5yrs, lovely little car, price incl. $2000 of just purchased new parts, plans have changed, $7500. Call (250)558-2971 to email pics. 1962 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN 4-dr. sedan. 350 Crate Goodwrench motor, new Rochester 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Indy mags. Body in exc. cond., runs well, interior needs work. Excellent car for restoration, $3,000. obo.


1965 Ford Galaxy 500 XL. New-top, brake cyl. & brakes, shocks, dual muffler, RAD, tires. Overhauled 390 motor. Leather int. new. Ex. driver. $10,000. 250-763-3465 1972 Lincoln Continental, 4dr, low k’s, exc.shape, collector plates. $6800 or consider trades. 250-503-2160. ‘71 Chevy pu, stepside, LB, 350 auto, #’s match. Runs great,ex. body$1800 763-5462

Auto Accessories/Parts 4 x 16” 8 hole Chevy Alum. rims., $650. 1970’s Ford 302 engine $350. 250-859-5790 Hood for ‘55 Chev with Bird & Emblem, $1200 250-5428317. LYLE’’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537

TRUCK Frame. 1988 S10 4x4, sandblasted, primed and automotive paint with newer tires and mag rims. Comes with transfer case and misc parts. $750 obo. Email pics avail. Call Dennis, 250-765-7811 White lined fiberglass tonneau cover for Chev Silverado 6’6” box, made by ARE, $1400 new, offers. (250)503-2155

OUR CARS LAST! 1977 Corvette, Teal, T-roof, 4spd., ex. mech., ex. body, $10,900. aft. 5pm. 763-8648 1997 Audi A4 Quatro, 132K, 5spd, full load. $7900. DL#30312. 250-862-2555 1997 Benz C280, 162K, all equip, 1-owner, $7990. DL#30312 250-862-2555 1998 Chrysler Sebring Conv. 116K, never winter driven, leather int. $3500 250-558-0311 1998 Mercury Mystique, loaded, console, 4cyl. 8 gd tires, Extra clean. $3000 obo. Call 250-767-6216. 1999 Toyota Camry, XLE, burgundy, 211,000kms, excellent cond., $6500. 250-868-2008 2000 Impala, exc.cond in/out, runs great $2500 part trade considered. 250-542-6337, 250-309-2768. 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 4cyl, 5spd, running boards, 118, 000k, $9,800. Call 250-7655559 2004 Z06 Corvette, six speed, 405 hp, very clean, 22,000 kms, $42,500 250-542-8317. 2007 Mustang Convertible, V6, many extras, low mileage, exc/cond incl, 2 full sets of custom wheels. $19,500 OBO (250)542-8157

Cars - Sports & Imports 1981 Mercedes 450SL Conv. 2nd owner, exc. cond. open to offers.250-547-6303 after 6pm 1991 Mercedes Benz 300E 161K in exc. cond. asking $6000. Jerry 250-542-4440 2002 CHEV Camaro SS 35TH Anniversary Convertible! Immaculate! SLP options 6 spd centre exhaust 345 HP/RED 23000KMs. RARE $34,900. Private Sale. 250-868-5114

Cars - Sports & Imports 2003 TOYOTA Matrix XRS 180 Hp, 6 speed - fully loaded - AC winter and summer tires w/ rims 215,000km $6,995 Must sell. Call 250-809-7413 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, manual, all serviced at Acura. $12,950. 250-309-4920. MERCEDES SL500 1991 convertible w/hard top, 2 owner Canadian car, beautiful cond., 190K, $14,000. 250-3094131

Motorcycles 1981 Suzuki GS 1100 G exc. cond. new battery, tires, lots more, saddle bags, $2300 obo. 250-503-8101 1998 Harley Davidson FXDL, loaded, mint cond, lady owned, 36,000kms, $9800 250-260-3372 2005 Harley-Davidson, Model - FLHRCI. To arrange for viewing please call Associated Bailiffs at 250-860-3132 2008 Blk Harley Davidson Night Train, over $10,000 upgrades, like new, $22,800. Call 250-863-9002 2008 HD XL1200 Nightster, warranty, 3000k, factory order, $10,000 obo. 250-307-2227 2008 Heritage Softail Classic copper on black. (250)5031923 2008 Kawasaki 1600 Nomad, loaded w/$3700 extras. New w/w tires, Warr to July21/10, 22,700k, blue/silver. Asking $10,500. Great touring/cruising bike. For full details & pics call 250-859-0137 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. or 250-764-7075

Sunday, April 25, 2010

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Sport Utility Vehicle

Boat Rentals

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1990 Honda 300, Four-trax, Quad, new tires, good cond, $2500 OBO (250)558-0553

2006 25’ KZ Trailer w/rear slide out (30’ total)+ side slide out, 2 solar panels & 4 6 volt golf cart batteries, hitch & equalizer bars incl, extended warrenty to 2013. $17,500. 250-768-8123 2007 Montana 3400 RL 5th wheel, fully loaded, incl lrg kit., FP, onboard 3600 wa Onan gen. Unit is in exc cond. 2008 Ford F350 crew cab, King Ranch, 1 ton dually, diesel, fully loaded and then some, only 44,000kms. Will sell 5th wheel sep. To view pls call 250-8696594 2008 5TH WHEEL & 2004 FORD DIESEL P/U Jayco Eagle Super Lite 28.5’ RLS, 12’ Superslide, 20’ electric awning, outside BBQ & ent.centre, queen bed, 4-chair dinette, hide-a-bed, built in vac, filtered water tap, 2 flat screen TV’s, gen set, as new. Ford 350, 4x4 superduty shortbox crew, full leather, loaded, 120k, records since new. Package cost $90k, asking $55k. For pictures and more info email or call 250-549-3788. 2008 Eagle Cap Camper, 8.5’ w/slide out. Lrg fridge, elec jacks, awnings, lrg bth w/ shower, new cond. $22,500. 250-765-5156 WANT to sell your RV? Bring it to the Boat & Leisure Show at the Yacht Club May 1 & 2. 250-870-1230

2003 Nissan XTerra S.E 4wd, loaded, V6, auto, only 85,000k, exc cond $13,500 250-492-8087

LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19’ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368

TAKE NOTICE: 2000 Audi S4 Quattro serial # WAURD68D21A044872 will be held for auction by All Tech Automotive commencing 3 weeks from this date of notice. This auction will take place due to unpaid money owed ($6683.03) against vehicle by Guy Stewart.

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Recreational/Sale 1983 25’ Citation Class C, M.H. Ford 460, 77,884kms, $10,000 250-558-1646 or view @ 1988 Vangaurd 28’ MH. 350 Ford chassis. Only 46,000 kms. New fridge, starter & tires, canopy, dual air, power plant. Very clean, sleeps 6. 14mpg on hwy. 250-860-4102. $14,000 obo 1990 Corsair 27’ MH, 96,000kms, runs on gas or propane, 2 solar cells, twin beds, very comfortable rig. $15,500. 250-547-2308. 1990 Trav-L-Lite 5th wheel, 25’, sleeps 6, good shape, $7000. 250-765-2095 1994 Northernlite W.T. 9.5’ Camper, well kept, $9300 OBO (250)558-3567 1994 Sandpiper 5th wheel, 24’, micro, air, lrg fridge, new brakes, bearings, springs & awning. Excellent cond., $4995. Call 250-861-3194 1995 Flair Class A 25’ GM 454 under 100,000k’s, rebuilt tranny, new Michelin tires, 4000 gen., trojan batteries, 2000 Prace inverter, 2 Simmons solar panels, Blue Ox towing hitch. Too many options to mention. $24,900 obo. Call 250-769-2158 1997 20.5’ Slumber Queen 5th wheel, queen bed, rear dinette, very clean, $9500 obo. 250-542-9968 2000 Triple E Embassy, 29AXL, workhorse chassy, winter pkg, exceptional cond., numerous extras, 70,000km. Full 2 yr coat & chassy war., $38,000. 250-862-5749 2003 Citation Supreme 29’ 5th wheel, like new, genset, GVWR, 5399KG, $28,000. 250-546-3975. 2005 MOBILE Suites fifth wheel, high end, quality built exc cond $39000. 250-4990419 36’ 5th Wheel Prowler Deluxe, 4 slides, island kit, f/p, heated tanks, immac cond. $53,000. 250-765-3137.

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $2 and up/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Snowmobiles 2003 Polaris Vertical Escape 159 track. Piped. Good condition. 1550 miles $4999. 250 814-0055

Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Yukon XL, white on grey, SLE, full load, rear TV, 9 pass., $8900 obo. Call 250878-2596

Trucks & Vans 2000 Ford Windstar, good cond., newer $2800. 250-860-0996

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2001 FORD F150 4X4 Super Crew. New 5.4L motor, fully loaded, fiberglass tonneau cover incl., exc. cond. $9,900 250-558-4180 or 250878-2588. 2003 Ford F250 S/D, 4x4, diesel, auto, 200k, loaded, good cond. $10,900. 250-308-2225. 2004 GMC 2500 HD 4x4, ext. cab, long box, 6L, both gas & propane, well maint, 244K, $7950 obo. (250)542-2822 2004 Safari Cargo Van, Excellent condition, Dexion Shelving in back, Removable Headache rack, pwr. locks, AC, remote start, am/fm/cd player, original owner, 98,000kms., $9500.obo, Local 250-878-9985 2007 Chevy Silverado, 4x4, 2500HD, 4dr, full load,6’6”L box. Still under warranty. Equipped with On Star. $21,500. 778-475-0521Vernon FORD 350 diesel 4x4, 1989, 5spd, excl cond., new paint, $4400obo. 250-868-1233

Utility Trailers 2000 10’ Royal Cargo trailer, single axle, elec brakes, new tires, rear barn door. $3000 obo. 250-765-5156 CARGO Trailer, 2007, blk, 12’, sngl axle, Wardlaw, rear barn doors, side man door, $2900. Call 250-769-9091

Boat Accessories 3.9HP Outboard motor, overhauled, Ideal for fishing, $100. 250-764-4393

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Boats 14’ Aluminum boat & trailer. Incl 9.5hp mtr, 5hp motor, elec motor, $2500. 250-765-3137. 1948 Vintage sailboat project. 1966 Buick collector. Offers. (250)558-3777 1993 230 Sea Ray Sundancer, express cruiser, tandem trailer, 480hrs on 5L merc cruiser, sleeps 4, extremely well-maintained and clean, all records, $22,500obo, (250)276-6213 2006 Tahoe Q8i, 22’, incl merc 350 mag HO, low hrs, bimini, tanau cover, etc. $23,000 obo. 250-870-1320 2007 Toahoe 195 deck boat inc 175 supercharged outboard mercury. Wakeboard tower, tanau cover, winter cover etc. Reduced from $29,000 to $23,500. 250-870-1320 2009 Bayliner Bowrider 17.5’, 3ltr, V6 inboard, less then 100hrs w/trailer & bimini top. $16,900 obo. 250-764-8198 Greg. Or see at 1036 Paret Cres LASER SAILBOAT Good cond. incl.trailer, new tiller w/extension $1100 obo. 250-275-6362. MARINE Tech Home Shop Service. 30yrs. Call Chuck 250-765-6104. WANT to sell your boat? Bring it to the Boat & Leisure Show at the Yacht Club May 1 & 2. 250-870-1230

Legal Notices BAILIFF SALE 2004 Ford F350 diesel c/c, 2004 Chev Silverado c/c, 2004 Hyundai accent 4dr, 2001 Skytrack 8042 Telehandler (zoom boom), 2004 Cat Skidsteer, 2006 Bobcat S185 Skidsteer, 2001 Genie S60 boomlift, 1999 Genie Z60 manlift. Call Shuswap Bailiffs 250-503-6897

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen dine with wine Since this week is the start of the 16th annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, it’s a great excuse to try some of the valley’s world-class wines with fantastic foods created by the top-drawer chefs now gathering here. One of the latest arrivals is gold medal-winning chef Michael Lyon who is now based at the Hotel Eldorado. With a resume that was launched in Toronto, and includes training in France, a stint in Moscow and most recently Banff, Michael is also a co-star in a Thirsty Traveller episode called Rye on the Rocks and a star of the Food Network’s new CheF@ OFF program. He’s just one of a collection of fantastic chefs who have been lured to the Okanagan by the opportunity to be inspired by local wines to create dishes that will pair well with them. Although Michael contends it’s the lake that drew him to Kelowna, he admits he’s excited by the potential of the valley’s other attractions as well. He will be one of the chefs participating in this year’s Terasen Gourmet and Grapes Gala Sunday, May 3 at Cabana Grille, kicking off the first weekend of the winefest, which runs to May 9. This year there are a record number of wineries participating in events as diverse as a music, food and wine event at the historic Father Pandosy Mission, the popular Westjet Wine Tastings May 7 and 8 at the Delta Grand Okanagan and wine paired with art as well as food. As you’ll see from the following recipe contributed by chef Michael, there’s some very fresh and exotic thinking happening in the food and wine scene in the Okanagan, and the spring festival is an excellent opportunity for locals to experience it, without the crowds of the renowned fall festival. For details of events, go to or mobile: Free events guides are also available at wineries, visitor centres and liquor stores. JUDIE STEEVES / CAPITAL NEWS

Michael Lyons' Wasabi-crusted Salmon with Noodle Salad This dressing is an unusual collection of bright flavours; a delectable combination of sweet and tart with a spicy bit of heat from the wasabi. Vary the wasabi and sugar to your taste. It’s a light, refreshing summer meal to have on the boardwalk of the Hotel Eldorado, or your own patio. Try this with a Quails’ Gate riesling or Mission Hill’s yummy 2008 Pinot Gris reserve, which is fresh, but full of light fruit flavours.

SALMON: salmon fillets panko crumbs wasabi powder

Dredge each fillet in a mixture of wasabi powder and panko crumbs. Brown in a frypan and finish in the oven, or cook in the frypan. Use as many pieces of salmon fillet as people you’re serving.

WASABI SOY DRESSING: 2 shallots 1-inch knob of fresh ginger root 4 garlic cloves 1 c. (250 ml) sesame oil 1 c. (250 ml) canola oil 1/2 c. (125 ml) soy sauce 1/2 c. (125 ml) mirin 1/2 c. (125 ml) cilantro leaves

3 oz. (85 ml) lime juice 3 tbsp. (45 ml) wasabi powder 1-2 tbsp. (15-30 ml) brown sugar, to taste Cut shallots into large chunks and ginger into smaller ones. Combine all ingredients in blender jar and pulse to blend well.

NOODLE SALAD: Chinese egg noodles sesame oil julienned vegetables nori sheets pickled ginger

Cook fresh egg noodles, rinse and drain. Then toss with a little sesame oil. Julienne fresh seasonal vegetables such as onion, peppers and sui choy, for a colourful addition to the noodles, and combine with enough noodles for the number of servings you’re making. Toss with about a quarter cup of salad dressing per serving. Lay a sheet of nori on each plate. Top with a swirl of noodle salad, then the crusted salmon fillet. Garnish with pickled ginger and a cilantro leaf. Michael also prepared a drizzle of mayonnaise and wasabi, which he sprinkled around the plate to finish it off.

Contact Jude’s Kitchen at The Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. , V1X 7K2;

Some simple guidelines for readers of Jude's Kitchen There are some basics about my cooking that you should know about in using the recipes created for Jude’s Kitchen. *I mean a large egg when a recipe calls for an egg *usually, butter and margarine are interchangeable *usually, salt and pepper is added to your taste *I generally use sea salt

*fresh ingredients top frozen or canned *organic products are my first choice *wherever possible, I use whole grains, not processed *include a variety of them, when possible *wherever possible, I use fresh herbs *fewer quantities of dried herbs are needed than fresh

*I use extra virgin olive oil *I use grapeseed or olive oil to cook with *I don’t deep fry *feel free to substitute. I do *have fun in the kitchen *encourage others to as well







Speeding a concern for councillors Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Policing priorities in West Kelowna are emerging as council reviewed provincial and regional priorities earlier this week. Mayor Doug Findlater said traffic enforcement is an issue he often hears about from residents. “If I had to go with one thing, based on complaints, it’s speeding,” said Findlater. He said speeding takes place not just on Highway 97, but commonly on Boucherie, Glenrosa and Westlake Roads, as well as the roads that feed them. He added arterial roads and some of the feeder roads are in residential areas. Coun. Duane Ophus said he could not argue with the priorities as set out, but agreed that road safety is a major concern. Coun. Bryden Winsby asked if there was enough community involvement in reducing speed in the area. RCMP Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon said there are several active programs in the area such as Speed Watch and a number of other volunteer initiatives. To questions of whether there was active policing of beach parties and Okanagan Lake, Dixon noted the lake is entirely a provincial responsibility. He said the detachment did have one officer on the water last summer and will do so again this year with the responsibility ranging through each watch. The West Kelowna detachment currently has one boat, with a second

Duncan Dixon to be reassigned sent here from Vancouver Island in time for this summer. Dixon noted the Central Okanagan Regional District also has a representative who spends time on the water. He said keeping an eye on partying in area parks is a part of summer policing. Dixon pointed out the provincial side of the detachment is responsible for almost all of the woods in the area. He added Transport Canada also conducts boat checks on the lake. “It is a significant concern to all municipalities.” Currently, there is no active funding or RCMP manpower allocated specifically to patrol beaches and the lake. “It’s an ongoing concern and I suspect it will be for a long time,” added Dixon. He noted traffic safety enforcement is also a duty that West Kelowna officers will perform if they have extra time. The local detachment does have a highway patrol unit. Dixon said the traffic safety duties are picked up by regular members in the same way as school liaison or community policing duties.


HEART HEROES…Glenrosa Elementary students practise their skipping skills in advance of Friday’s Jump Rope For Heart

event, where the school was to be presented with a banner for 20 years of participation in the Heart and Stroke Foundation event. The school has raised $94,000 to date for heart and stroke research and was hoping to hit the $100,000 mark this year.


Report on Royal LePage Place coming Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

The long awaited report into Royal LePage Place cost overruns should finally be released this spring. District of West Kelowna finance director Jim Zaffino said that the report should be released during an open council meeting to be held within the next two to four weeks, depending on the outcome of a lawsuit linked to the arena construction project. Municipal spokeswoman Kirsten Jones says council has already seen the report during an in-

camera sesson. But the report cannot be made public until resolution of the lawsuit, which the district expects will be concluded shortly. Under provincial law, council is permitted to deal with personnel, legal and land matters behind closed doors in keeping with information and privacy guidelines and cases where the municipality could be harmed if information were made public before the issue is resolved. A contractor made a claim against the Central Okanagan Regional District, which managed the arena construction pro-

ject, for money he says he is owed for work on the building. The municipality is the current owner of the building and holds the debt on the facility and therefore could be implicated in any civil settlement. Royal LePage Place has become the subject of an internal report called Lessons Learned, which local politicians requested due to the facility’s substantial cost overruns and project delays. A 525-seat, $5.1 million arena was originally approved in a December 2003 referendum. But the facility became a $15 million, 1,520-seat arena.

The building was also to be a multiplex, capable of hosting both ice sports events and dry-floor events, like concerts and trade shows. But it wasn’t until last October that the facility was capable of hosting non-ice events because a dry-floor cover had to be bought through a sponsorship arrangement. To date, neither a concert nor a trade show has been held at the facility and the only major events have been Westside Warriors Junior A hockey games and community celebrations that the municipality has hosted. When the facility was

finally completed in August 2007, 11 months behind schedule, the regional district directors of the Westside rural electoral area at that time, requested a report into the cost overruns and project delays, so mistakes of the project wouldn’t be repeated in another publicly-funded development on the Westside. A preliminary report showed many of the cost overruns were related to multiple change orders. More than 1,000 were recorded before the project was completed, due to the alteration in the building’s seating capacity part way through the project.

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Water shortages plague upper Glenrosa Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Imagine turning on your tap and having no water for days, eventually having to buy barrels of water and truck them to your home to do dishes, have a bath or even pour a glass of water. That’s the situation some Upper Glenrosa residents are in and they want the District of West Kelowna to come to their rescue. McKellar Road resident Karen Hansen said if engineers can figure out ways to deliver water to villages in developing nations, then it shouldn’t be too difficult a problem to solve in West Kelowna. According to a doorto-door survey done in Upper Glenrosa this spring, 37 out of 90 homeowners polled now need to truck in water because wells have run dry. “Every week we hear of another person where water is dropping down in their well due to drought conditions,” mentioned

Hansen, who helped conduct the recent survey. Many other residents don’t know if they’ll turn on their taps and have water tomorrow or not, said Hansen. “It’s an emergency situation and the municipality needs to get water up here,” she continued. “We are part of this municipality and we are paying very high taxes up here. Some of these homes are worth $1 million or more and we’re not on agricultural land so you can imagine what kind of taxes we’re paying.” Hansen stated her belief that wells are running dry due to climate change, the proliferation of development and the ongoing release of Crown land in Upper Glenrosa over the past 25 years. “All this is happening and yet no one has done a proper study on the amount of water available up here.” In some cases, residents have been able to dig deeper wells. However, that comes with a

price and the water quality isn’t always the best the deeper the well goes. Drilling costs range from $40,000 to $60,000, she said. Residents took their water issues to District of West Kelowna council this week, seeking the municipality’s help. “After the meeting, the situation seems very promising. We felt good getting council members on our side, realizing our situation and them asking for some research to see how we can resolve this.” Following Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Doug Findlater sounded a little more cautious about solutions. “We can’t just wave a wand and make things happen. It may be that the residents are hoping the municipality has bags of money and can just run water lines up there for them. That’s not the case and at the end of the day they are going to have to contribute a lot of money.” Findlater said the municipality could look at

applying for infrastructure grants for assistance with pumping water to Upper Glenrosa as well, but there’s no guarantee the money would be available. For the time being, council has asked staff to prepare a report, determining how the municipality could fit Upper Glenrosa water concerns onto its list of other priorities this year, which include road work and sewer expansion. Findlater said staff needs to get a handle on how many residents need water, how many have operational wells and how much residents would be willing to pay to have water piped to their homes. Staff has also been asked to come back with a history on water problems in Upper Glenrosa and whether or not a moratorium should be placed on building permits in the area until a water solution is found. A preliminary report is due within a month.


DIGGING EARTH DAY…West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and Janneke Smith of the IHA pitch in to plant trees at Brookhaven Care Centre as part of an Earth Day event Thursday morning. About a dozen trees were planted thanks to a $6,000 grant from the B.C. government.


Bridge over Okanagan Lake already in need of a new look


hen the latest round of repair work is finally finished on the two-yearold lemon known as the William R. Bennett Bridge, crews should spend a little time tarting the structure up. Maybe they could spend $200,000 or $300,000 on a whole lot of paint for a piece of infrastructure that seems like a waste of taxpayers’ money at this point, especially considering a great deal of money must be spent on grout to literally keep the structure from coming apart at the seams. It could be argued that this bridge was meant to be a beast of burden, ultimately designed to achieve optimal traffic efficiency, versus winning any

architectural beauty pageants. And since the new structure’s purpose is to carry as many vehicles as quickly as possible from one Jason shore to the other, the Luciw bridge’s current pack animal appearance may seem quite relevant––humpty-back arch and all. Add coarse, black fur to the handrails to resemble the beast’s mane and the appropriate look would be completed. Tongue-in-cheek comments aside, one could reasonably argue that since the bridge connects two equally unappealing stretches of Highway 97, one through Kelowna and the other West Kelowna, the structure fits right into its surroundings, negating any


need for a makeover. What better structure to connect the strip mall-lined stretch of highway on the east side of the lake with the industrially-decorated and big-box store-adorned segment of highway on the west side than a big blob of concrete grey and rust-coloured metal? But at least Kelowna, working with the Ministry of Transportation, has made efforts to improve the look of Highway 97, landscaping medians and shoulders in stages over the past few decades. And, to its credit, a grassroots group of residents and business people in the Boucherie area is now attempting to improve the look of the shoulders on West Kelowna’s portion of the highway, calling for landscaping between Bartley Road and Daimler Drive as a starting point to the esthetic improvements over here.

Therefore, in the same vein, efforts should be made to improve the appearance of the bridge as well. The structure can’t continually stick out like a proverbial sore thumb as it spans Okanagan Lake, arguably the crowning glory of the area’s tourism industry. In its present state, the bridge is certainly not a jewel worthy of sitting atop that crown. Therefore, it’s time to slap a little lipstick on this beast and make it a beauty. Of course, any strong urge to paint it lemon yellow, as a metaphor of its condition, must be resisted. And, playing into the Okanagan’s love affair with stucco would also be a mistake. So, it probably wouldn’t hurt to hire someone with an eye for design to generate a few computer models and come up with sound colour

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scheme suggestions. Certainly, the bridge doesn’t need to become a showcase item either. No one is suggesting it be plastered with gold leaf. But almost anything would be a step up from its current appearance. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic combination of blue and green might be a good place to start. Alternatively, the company that built the bridge could do a little community relations exercise and call for some public input into a colour scheme. Perhaps that would endear people to the structure and help everyone forget tthe the bridge is being glued together again, just two years after it was built for a whopping $160 million. Jason Luciw is the Capital News Westside reporter.


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Menu and McCallum remain closed Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Residents in an area of Lakeview Heights are breathing a sigh of relief after learning Thursday night their streets will remain cul-de-sacs, closed to through traffic.

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Construction of the Gellatly Bay Recreation Corridor Improvement Project is expected to take 8 weeks, with a tentative project completion date of June 20, 2010. Improvements include road rehabilitation, two bicycle lanes and a wide pedestrian path. For the safety of the public and the construction crews, please obey all trafďŹ c control signage and personnel. The publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooperation and patience through the construction period is appreciated.

The District of West Kelowna hired Boulevard Transportation Group to investigate whether or not traffic patterns had changed enough to warrant the opening of Menu and/or McCallum Roads through to Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Drives west into the new Vineyard Estates subdivision. The idea was last explored six years ago. Consultant Mike Skene said a survey was done to see where residents were traveling to and from and how they felt about opening the roads, allowing them to reach their destinations easier. The survey showed that those living on Menu and McCallum, who would benefit most from the opening of their roads, were mostly opposed to the idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other problem is that Menu Road is not up to snuff. Upgrading it would cost a lot of money. We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done calculations, but there would be challenges because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to widen roads in certain spots and in places you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that because of steepness of existing driveways.â&#x20AC;? Menu Road would also require traffic calm-

ing and sidewalks once opened to through traffic, he stated. Meanwhile, those living on Vineyard Drive and Ridge Boulevard, who would benefit from the road opening the least, were mostly in favour, said Skene. Those living on Pinto Gris and Pinot Noir, where the benefit was neutral, were spilt on the idea, he stated. The survey also showed the opening would result in the same traffic pressures, about 1,500 trips per day, on current access roadsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Ourtoland and Vineyardâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;in and out of the neighbourhoods. At the same time, the opening would add that much traffic to the point at Menu Road, which is currently closed to through traffic, said Skene. While recommending against the opening of Menu and/or McCallum, the study did determine traffic-calming measures were required on Vineyard Drive. Skene suggested periodic shoulder bob outs and centre median rumble strips to slow vehicles. One final recommendation that arose from the study was an automated barrier system for the

ends of McCallum and Menu Road, which could be lowered during emergencies or to allow utility vehicles in and out of the area. The barriers could also be lowered if transit service were ever extended to the area, said Skene. One negative of Menu Road remaining closed would be the impact on the environment. The study found that greenhouse gas emissions would drop by 141 tonnes per year if Menu and/or McCallum Road were opened. The study also found that trips to Westbank and Kelowna would be reduced by an average of 1.5 kilometres. But Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rourke said if residents who would benefit most from the opening are opposed to it, it makes no sense to proceed. The municipality will still eventually need to explore a second route out of the R.J. Bennett familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard Estates subdivision, he said. West Kelowna wants to study traffic in the area because of a proliferation of commercial development on nearby Westbank First Nation land and the possibility of more development in Vineyard Estates.



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Construction on Gellatly Road and Trail has started between the Cove Lakeside Resort and Powers Creek Bridge. West Kelowna said residents should expect traffic delays and periodic closures on this section of Gellatly Road during construction. Local traffic, bicycles and pedestrians will have access at all times, however, other travelers are encouraged to avoid this area during construction and consider using alternate routes. During construction, the playground at Marina Park on Gellatly Road will be closed. Those wishing to access Gellatly Trail, the wharf, Willow Beach, the boat launch and the Westbank Yacht Club are advised to enter from Gellatly Road north via Highway 97 or Boucherie Road. Those wanting to access the Gellatly Nut Farm and the Cove Resort should use Gellatly Road South via the Glenrosa interchange. Construction of the Gellatly Bay Recreation Corridor Improvement Project is expected to take at least eight weeks, with a tentative project completion date of June 20, 2010. Improvements include road rehabilitation, two bicycle lanes and a wide pedestrian path. For the safety of the public and the construction crews, obey all traffic control signs and personnel. For information, call the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineering department at 778-7978840.

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Wind-down of Westbank Irrigation begins Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

“It’s the end of an era.” That’s how chairman Darren Schlamp viewed the last annual general meeting of the Westbank Irrigation District’s board of trustees on Tuesday night. About 60 people gathered at the Westbank tLions Hall to go through the motions that would fkeep Westbank Irrigation up and running for the final eight months of its 88-year existence. At midnight Dec. 31 the irrigation district must be handed over to the District of West Kelowna, lock, stock and barrel, under the terms of incorporation. Schlamp said if there’s any message he has for

current irrigation district customers, it’s that they keep an eye on how the municipality runs the water system once it takes charge. “This is your water system. Hold council accountable in the future and make sure they keep water a priority.” West Kelowna should consider itself fortunate to be getting the $19 million Powers Creek Treatment Plant, said Schlamp, calling the facility one of the most advanced drinking water filtration and ultraviolet disinfection systems in the Okanagan. “In fact, it ranks among the best in the province,” stated Schlamp. “They’re inheriting a gem.” He commented that it would be difficult for everyone involved in the

irrigation district to see the system handed over to the municipality at the end of the year. “I think all the boards over the years made a lot of effort, took a lot of care and displayed a lot of dedication in WID.” One of the benefits of having an independent improvement district is that it is able to focus on the single issue of water, said Schlamp. While he suspects council and District of West Kelowna staff will manage the water utility well, they will not have the advantage of a singular focus, Schlamp added. “We had a board with a

really good background in water. With the irrigation district there was a focus on water that you can’t get on a council, which must deal with planning parks, road ways and so on. With an improvement district you have the ability to specialize in water.” Meanwhile, Schlamp reminded the irrigation district’s 5,300 customers that they remain on stage two water restrictions, which limits lawn watering to two times per week. The restrictions started last spring, the start of the region’s current drought. The Lakeview Irrigation District, the other util-

ity being handed over to the District of West Kelowna on Dec. 31, held its last annual general meeting on March 10. LID has about 4,500 customers,

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heard a news story this week regarding the fallout from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. The story started out by saying no one whose travel plans were affected could blame the volcano for doing what volcanoes do, so instead people were turning to the next best thing– blaming the airlines. Other stories talked about passengers calling on governments to “rescue” them from this apparent disaster. In a year where real disasters have struck people in Haiti and Chile, it seemed to me a bit rich to be referring to stranded passengers as a disaster. But humans are like that. When we undergo stress, we react in strange and unusual ways, like a volcano, spewing ash wherever we can. Equally true, however, is that the volcano is just doing it’s job – being a volcano. It’s equally up to us to do our job being the


Karin Wilson best humans we can be at any given time. Recently I went through what I might call a bit of volcanic eruption in my own family. As I typically observe, the eruptions were mostly of my own choosing. I can put all kinds of blame on other people’s actions but the fact that it happens to upset me is my own challenge, not theirs. It’s tempting to blame others for what is happening in our lives. Our world seems to thrive and even encourage us to that. But it isn’t what I would call an effective technique. The fallout invariably results in us feeling victimized in some way,

which in turn affects how we deal with any interaction from that moment forward. There is an energy that flows around us and people can feel that energy. I know that sounds woo-woo to some, but few can argue that without saying a word, we humans can sense when someone is tense, when someone is happy or at peace with themselves, or disconnected. We are, as Ernest Holmes has said, “spiritual broadcasting centres,” and it’s our job to consciously choose what kind of news we want to broadcast to the rest of the world. Recently, a friend shared with me that she was experiencing distance with one of her other friends and couldn’t figure out why. When she looked at herself, she realized that she was jealous and wondered if that could be affecting how she was see-

ing her friend – and ultimately interpreting the state of her friendship. Wayne Dyer in his book The Power of Intention notes that family relationships are sometimes the most challenging ones to get through because there are so many opportunities for us to fall into old habits and patterns. He believes we teach others how to treat us, so if we don’t like our relationships with our family members, it’s up to us to change how we think – not act, but think. He says the truth about family, is that the relationship exists in our mind first and it continues to exist even after that person has died. When we choose to bring peace into that relationship, we change our experience of it. Our conversations alter accordingly. When we bring love in, we hear differently, and we can more easily let go of those personality traits that touch off our

hot buttons. I know sometimes those hot buttons scorch, but it’s only hurting us in that moment– not the other person. We have a choice at all times. We can blame, shame, experience guilt and self-remorse in our human relationships and create further distance as a result. Or we can choose to be peace. A teacher of mine once told me that when we give challenging relationships peace, one of two things happen – the person passes from our lives or the relationship deepens and grows in a far more nourishing way. Either way the result is good. I challenge myself to love, forgive myself and others, and know peace in my life, and I encourage you to do the same. Karin Wilson is a journalist and staff minister at the Centre for Spiritual Living in Kelowna.

Rookie commission supports rural reserve Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

As efforts to complete the municipality’s first official community plan

plod along, West Kelowna’s rookie advisory planning commission took its opportunity to put its stamp of approval on the document this week. The planning commission, which provides nonbinding recommendations to council, was generally in support of staff and council’s concepts within the plan, includ-

ing the creation of a rural reserve area, also known as an urban containment boundary. The rural reserve, also known as an urban containment zone, identifies all land located outside existing West Kelowna neighbourhoods and those properties earmarked for future development, like Goat’s Peak, Smith Creek

and Raymer. Committee vice-chairman Jan Bath said a rural reserve forces West Kelowna to accept the reality that being located in a valley impedes development. “Supporting densification is a necessity we’re going to have to look to,” said Bath. Planner Carla Eaton told the committee the

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will be able to catch one rainbow trout each day, without the need to have a fishing license. Each Saturday at the Hall Road pond in Mission Creek Regional Park, volunteers from the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club will provide equipment and expert fishing guidance there, while members of

the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association will lend their fishing expertise to participants in Shannon Lake. Each Sunday, regional parks staff will provide equipment and will be available to help youngsters as they try their luck at both locations. With the support of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C., each fishing

area will be stocked with rainbow trout measuring 25 to 30 centimetres. The fish were reared at the Summerland Trout Hatchery. “This urban fishing program for youngsters is unique because it brings the experience of fishing closer to home,” said Mark Siemens, manager of the hatchery.

“Many of the children taking part with their families in these Go Fish weekends might not normally be able to participate in the sport of fishing.” Anyone driving to the two locations to participate is asked respect the neighbours by parking only in designated parking areas.


Legal reasons behind Jaffer’s plea


he judge who presided over the sentencing of Rahim Jaffer told the former MP “I’m sure you can recognize a break when you see one.” It smelled to high heaven. Here was a former federal politician with alleged continuing influence over the government charged with impaired driving and possession of cocaine but a plea bargain resulted in those charges being dropped in favour of a far less severe conviction for careless driving. That was one heck of a break. We all know about innocent-until-provenguilty but at the sentencing hearing the Crown and defence lawyers agreed on a statement of fact that suggested that there would have been no problem proving his guilt. He blew over .08. There was cocaine found in his coat pocket. Why, then, a plea bargain? Was this about political connections? It wasn’t. In fact, given recent developments, I suspect that political influence might have more likely been exercised against Jaffer instead of in his favour. It was about the fact that all Canadians have a basic set of rights that we


Paul Hergott take very, very seriously. We take those rights so seriously that our laws require our judges to acquit in certain circumstances when those rights have been trampled on. It’s not willy nilly. Judges are required by law to strike a balance to uphold the reputation of our justice system. One basic right requires the police to give you the opportunity to talk to a lawyer before they interrogate you or, as in this case, require you to take a breathalizer test. If the police fail to do that, any evidence they obtain in violation of that right is likely to be disregarded at a trial. It makes some sense. You have a basic right, the police disregard that right to get evidence, so for the Court to allow that evidence would be unjust. In Jaffer’s case, I understand the lawyer he wanted to talk to called the police station while the breathalizer was being administered but the police inexplicably failed

to put the call through to Jaffer. Other basic rights protect us all from being treated unreasonably by police. I think we all agree that a strip search is an extreme invasion of our privacy and that it should be avoided unless there are reasonable grounds for conducting one. If the police conduct a strip search for no good reason while arresting you, the court may use acquittal to try to restore the reputation of our justice system that had been sullied by the police. I understand Jaffer was strip-searched and that there was no reasonable justification for that extreme invasion of his privacy. In the end, the Crown was faced with the possibility that a trial would result in Jaffer’s outright acquittal. In the hopes of getting any conviction at all, the Crown entered into negotiations with Jaffer that resulted in his guilty plea to a lesser offence. The police are very powerful. They walk around with guns. They can arrest you and put you into a cell. If they want to strip search you, there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop them. You are at their complete

mercy. With few exceptions, it is my view, police officers do the very best job they can and are mindful of our rights, being careful not to trample them. There are exceptions though, as in the case of Jaffer. I am thankful our system provides consequences for the exceptions. I am comforted that I am less likely to be unfairly subjected to a strip search because of those consequences. Without explanation, the ways of our justice system can seem very unjust. Unfortunately, the media seems to contribute to the problem, because the strong smell of injustice makes good news. The next time you come across a news story that leads you to question our justice system, please pop me an e-mail and I will attempt to explain the situation properly in one of my columns. 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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High school rodeo team back in the saddle again Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Students who know horses are representing Mount Boucherie Secondary around the province as members of the West Kelowna school’s rodeo team. Staff sponsor Derek Smith said students have been competing in B.C. high school rodeo since the 1970s. The association is a third-party organization, similar to minor hockey or baseball. Mount Boucherie students compete across the province in rodeo events. Smith said the team was in Dead Man’s Creek, between Kamloops and Cache Creek, a couple of weeks ago for a competition. “Each day is a full rodeo,” said Smith, adding the events include bull riding, saddle bronc, calf roping as well as many other disciplines. He said most of the students on the Mount Boucherie team have been riding or competing in rodeo for quite some time. students have their own horses as rodeo is often

something that has gone on in their families. The local team started when Smith got to know one student who was already competing. He pointed out that students interested in rodeo were traveling great distances and putting in a huge amount of time for the events. Smith said he felt the student competitors needed recognition, as the travel time does cause them to lose time in school. “I felt they needed an advocate,” said Smith. He said most teachers would be taken aback if a student said he or she had to miss a day of classes to compete in a rodeo. The team expanded recently to include English-style riders, as well as the Western events. The team is open to any student who rides competitively in any style or organization. Candace Chevallier is in her second year on the team. She said the number of members fluctuates and the team includes other styles of riding beyond rodeo. “The rodeo team is

basically for anybody involved with horses.” Chevallier pointed to the many kidsin this area who grew up with rodeo and said she has spent her whole life riding. “My mom had me on the saddle when I was a couple of weeks old.” For Chevallier, rodeo riding is something her family does. And according to her, the Mount Boucherie team is more like a support group. Chevallier said the team lets the general public at the school know that rodeo is a sport and students there are part of it. She said the team also shows people riding is still a popular event and one that keeps young people out of trouble. “We’re too busy to go out. We don’t have a life outside of riding.” Chevallier said riders spend every minute of their spare time with the horses, adding rodeo canbe a tough and competitive sport. Success depends on keeping your horse in prime condition, from feeding to practice. “There’s certain work-


JESSIE BATES of the Mount Boucherie rodeo team kicks up dirt during the B.C. Barrel Racing Championships in Kamloops last year. outs you can give a horse,” said Chevallier. She pointed out preparing horses for competition can involve practicing, going through the event slowly and making sure the horse knows every step of where it-

should be. In many events, riders can lose if another rider has a horse a couple of steps faster. Chevallier noted that winning at barrel racing, for instance, can often come down to just hun-

dredths of a second. “There’s so many competitive riders. It’s tough competition.” According to Chevallier, the draw of rodeo could be compared, for some, to an addiction. A good first run keeps

riders going back for more. More information on the Mount Boucherie Secondary rodeo team can be found online at www.


Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day T his week’s column has been contributed by my co-worker, Daneen Agecoutay, a nutritional consultant and the nutrition guru at BodyFit. She doesn’t just know what you should eat for breakfast, she knows why you should eat it. She coaches our clients through all the trials and tribulations of weight loss. I asked her to write about something most people could benefit from and what better topic than breakfast? Maybe some of her wisdom will inspire you to eat a nutritious breakfast every day.


We all deal with the same issue — breakfast. Many of us choose to not eat this meal and many of us use the Nina same excuse— I don’t Heyes have enough time in the morning. I don’t buy that and for your own health, you should start making the time. If that means getting up 10 minutes earlier, then you owe it to yourself to do just that. Not only is it a great way to start off your kid’s day, but as adults we need food to give us the energy to get us through our morning. So let’s break it down a bit. Check

out the following: Having a well-balanced breakfast starts you off on a healthy note. (I’ll fill you in on what a healthful breakfast looks like in a moment). And, you’re also more likely to continue making nutritional choices for the rest of the day. Eating breakfast will give you the get-up-and-go you need in the morning to deal with the tasks of the day. Whether you have to rush off to your office job, play with the kids in the morning or head off to your workout, being properly fueled will make these tasks much easier and give you energy and focus. This next point is very important for many of us who have high cholesterol. A healthy breakfast can help low-

er cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Now saying that, what is a healthy but quick and easy breakfast to get you going? Making a fruit smoothie is not only super-delicious and wholesome, it is also quick and easy to make. All you need is a blender and about two minutes to put it all together. Here’s a recipe to try: 1 banana 125 ml (½ cup) frozen berries 15 ml (1 tbsp) flax seed or flax oil 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (I recommend a plant-based protein) 250 ml (1 cup) almond milk or water, etc. Blend it all to your desired con-

sistency. If you’re in a hurry, pour the mixture into a travel mug and head out the door. Now that doesn’t seem too daunting, does it? You can also be very creative with flavours. We’re so lucky living in the Okanagan where we will soon have a bounty of fresh fruits to choose from. So, I encourage everyone, even if it’s just for a week, to make breakfast a priority. Take that extra two minutes and make a delicious and healthy smoothie. You never know, you might surprise yourself with a new family favourite. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.

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hat wonderful spring weather we’re having. It brings to mind that it’s time to sweep up the dust , unroll the area rugs and refresh for the new season. If you read this column at this time last year, I suggested you roll up those rugs and clean and stow them until mid-September. Well, it’s time to do that again. You may also know I’m not big on washing walls with soap and water. Instead, I prefer to paint —or hire someone to paint for me. Another thing to keep in mind is refreshing your


Sallie Ritchey furniture Often, upholstered items such as sofas and chairs are neglected for years, their owners not knowing that dust actually eats away at fabric. It is imperative that furniture is cleaned at least once a year. Other items that need a deep cleaning are your woods, such as the hutch.

How often does it get a good cleaning or polishing to bring back the patina? One of my favorite suppliers of home cleaning products is a local company that, while a well-kept secret among homeowners, is widely used by commercial and institutional customers. Samson’s Soaps is located on the Westside and in the industrial section of north Kelowna. It is home to all kinds of wonderful organic or “green” products. From the bi-enzyme that eats protein-based stains, such as pet urine, feces, blood, or sweat to

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Stockwell Day legal or constitutional requirement to do this, even though the judges are always fully equipped with the best in translation services and even though all documents and proceedings are in both languages, MPs who supported the proposed legislation have declared it’s not good enough. They now want to disqualify any applicant who is not fully bilingual. And they do not mean that judges should be able to “get along” in both languages. They are insisting the



It makes me wonder if these MPs understand our constitution. Our laws require that a specific number of these judges be appointed from

Quebec, from the West and from Atlantic Canada. What do you think the chances are that you will find a large number of fully bilingual judges from, let’s say, B.C. or Saskatchewan? There may indeed be a handful. But why should the pool of choices be so severely limited? We should want the best person possible, whether anglophone or francophone. This is not an EastWest issue (though some are trying to make it one). Unilingual Quebec francophone judges should also to be considered for the job, as they are now. MPs should not be able to thwart existing constitutional guidelines on the selection process of our Supreme Court justices. Now the matter has gone to the Senate. Even though all but

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Unilingual judges okay in top court: Day majority of MPs have voted for a curious initiative in the area of language choice for Supreme Court justices. The MPs passed, in the House of Commons, a requirement that all the justices apointed to Canada’s highest court must be bilingual. Since Canada’s inception, it has quite rightly been the practice that justices of the Supreme Court have the full support of translation services, written and oral. It has also been the practice that the proceedings of the court are conducted in both official languages. But, after more than 140 years, some MPs want to take that further. They want a law that would block any judge being appointed to the Supreme Court unless they are fully bilingual. Think about that. Even though there is no

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Mt. Boucherie Secondary School Community Connection April 2010

$25,000 goal within reach By Jared Wasden and food items to feed families this past have placed a box in each classroom Travis Hughson Christmas, and as a class and school where students will be able to put cash For the past four years Mount we helped put on and host this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and spare change into, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lose your Boucherie Rec Leadership class has 2010 BC Student Leadership Confer- lox for Foxâ&#x20AC;? which allows students ence which was a huge success. and teachers in our school to shave been moulding young stutheir head, for a small donadents into young leaders. We tion. Teachers may set a price have learned to have a great for their head to be shaved and work ethic; as well we have once we raise enough money learned to think of others bethey will â&#x20AC;&#x153;lose their lox.â&#x20AC;? fore ourselves. Being faced We will soon be hosting our with tough decisions on a annual Terry Fox run and a day to day basis with high BBQ. We will be concluding expectations to get the job our fundraisers with our ďŹ rst done has helped us become annual MBSS Golf FORE mature and ready to face the Cancer. We have a goal to raise real world. $25,000 altogether with all Fourth year Mount events by the end of the golf Boucherie leadership teachtournament which we will be er Chris Carter has led his donating to the Canadian Canstudents through numercer Society. ous events and fundraisers. We have been very fortunate New for this year leadership THE MBSS REC LEADERSHIP CLASS uses innovative to have had support from the teacher Tom Harbour has and creative methods to raise money and awareness for city of West Kelowna and city helped Carter to encourage worthwhile causes within the school and around their members for the past years. students to organize events West Kelowna community. We hope we will continue to on their own. April is cancer month and our leadget your support as we come together This year as a class we have acership class has decided to put on our as a new city. Events like this will be complished many things, including largest event of the year. We have starta strong foundation of becoming our running elementary basketball and ed small projects in our school such own. volleyball tournaments, in-school intramurals, raising hundreds of as â&#x20AC;&#x153;cash/coins for cancerâ&#x20AC;? where we

Employment opportunities: Meet the Boss Week

Mount Boucherie has many ways for students to become successful in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;real worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. One of the programs was this past week, and it was called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Meet the Boss Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Students had the opportunity to learn about what employers are looking for in students, how to set up a resume, and what it takes to get hired. Not only did it improve the chances of getting hired it also gave students conďŹ dence

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and a way to learn about the employing world. Mount Boucherie has held numerous workshops similar to this one making it easier for students to get involved and gain the necessary skills to get a job they want. They try to ensure every student will succeed once they leave the school; it is an important skill to understand how our life works outside of high school. Each day this past week students had opportunities to ex-




Mount Boucherie Mayhem! May 26th @ MBSS

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited to join the fun at a carnival to raise funds for a community in rural Kenya. There will be fun and games for all ages, with a kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s section and games for youth. The evening will feature a Fashion Show & Air Band competition by MBSS students. There will be a BBQ with lots of great food. Bring out the whole family and get ready to have a great time! For more info contact Irene Maier:

Golf FORE Cancer The ďŹ rst Mount Boucherie Golf FORE cancer golf tournament is being held at Two Eagles Golf Course May 18, with all proceeds going towards cancer. Students of Mount Boucherieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leadership class in conjunction with Two Eagles Golf Course have been working rigorously to organize such a large event. The golf tournament is a 9-hole â&#x20AC;&#x153;shot-gunâ&#x20AC;? event with space for up to 108 golfers. After the tournament a dinner be held at Nineteen restaurant, as well as a silent auction. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. The magnitude of this tournament leaves many opportunities for sponsorships and donations. We are hoping that we can receive ďŹ ve sponsorships for the tournament, single sponsorships on each hole, and donations to the silent auction. All businesses that participate will be recognized in the newspaper for their contributions and will help out a great cause at the same time. Mount Boucherie sincerely thanks the West Kelowna community and all the businesses that support our desire to combat cancer. All contributions will be greatly appreciated. Personal donations can be made out to MBSS. For any golďŹ ng information please contact Dylan Steciuk at (250) 8692145 or email at perience different ways to get employment. On Monday Starbucks came and on Tuesday Wal-Mart, each being huge employers, and are great examples of what is needed to get hired. On Wednesday there was an interview skills workshop where students learned how to act and prepare for interviews. It allowed a safe and comfortable environment where students could learn and practice for interviews.

On Thursday there was a resume workshop that helped students learn how to engage the employer immediately with just a resume. On Friday the last topic was How to Find a Summer Job, a crucial skill for any one who wants to save for post-secondary, a car or any other expenses. All these skills will prepare students to become successful job hunters who will be ready to take on the work force.





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