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FOURTH MAN Jim Cotter (left) and lead Rick Sawatsky will joint Kelowna skip Bob Ursel and second Rick Folk in a Grand Slam of Curling event. A19

THE NEW NISSAN LEAF may represent the start of a new era in personal transport, as the first all-electric, zero emission car made its debut in Vancouver this month.

CAPITAL NEWS movie reviewer Rick Davis says Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year for moviegoers as the holidays are prime time for releasing new movies.

TOM FLETCHER believes it is time to combine paramedic and firefighting services, and that has generated heated debate around the province.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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NEWS ▼ WEATHER

Hopes for a White Christmas in Okanagan appear unlikely Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Forget the white Christmas and even a green one. “I guess you could say it’s a brown Christmas,” Environment Can-

ada meteorologist Terri Lang said Wednesday. Temperatures were expected to stay cold and dry all Christmas week making travel, at least in Western Canada, a breeze. Warnings had already been issue

for Eastern Canada, however, to let those going home for the holidays know there could be delays from a winter weather system moving across the Great Planes toward Quebec and Ontario. B.C. was sitting under a ridge

of high pressure, on the other hand, which was expected to fend off the warmer weather, eliminating any hope of snow. Kelowna could possibly see a light dusting along the lake, Lang said, noting a bit of “valley cloud”

could form within the week. Lang said the valley cloud is only 200 to 300 feet deep and sits under the cold ridge capping the province. This type of inversion is fairly typical for the area, but does not bring large amounts of snow.

KELOWNA bird watcher Chris Charlesworth was among the participants in the annual worldwide Christmas Bird Count held last Saturday. FRED SCHAAD/CONTRIBUTOR

▼ WEST KELOWNA

Christmas spirit shines on the Westside food bank Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

The shelves were looking pretty bare as the 2009 holiday season kicked in, with the Westside community food bank having struggled through its busiest year ever. Double-digit population growth over the last five years, coupled with the harsh economic downturn, meant the food bank was handing out more hampers each week than at any point in its 25 year history. To give an idea of the kinds of pressures the food bank was facing, the nonprofit group was barely able to put together enough food items to hand out a record 91 hampers on Dec. 1 and 2. The amount was double what was given out a year earlier.

And this Christmas the food bank handed out 270 hampers, compared to 160 last year. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending and the frowns seen at the food bank at the start of December have turned to smiles just in time for Christmas. As he shared his organization’s blessings with the Capital News on Tuesday afternoon, Westside Community Foodbank Society secretary treasurer David Lanthier was clearly exhausted from all the hard work of the past three weeks. However, that exhaustion meant that he and volunteers were busy collecting food and cash donations, stocking shelves and assembling hampers, all in the nick of time. “Once again the community has just supplied a tremendous amount of food,” said Lan-

thier. “The food bank is an arm of the community and it’s clearly community that has actually provided all these resources so we can supply all those in need.” West Kelowna’s fire fighters again led the way in giving this season. Lanthier reported that the fire department collected more than 16,000 food items and over $1,000 in cash donations during their two door-to-door collection days at the start of the month. He expressed gratitude to the entire community on behalf of the food bank. “We’ll have enough food now until say mid year. It’s amazing.” Lanthier also sent out a big thank you to his volunteers. “Without their help this would never have come together.”

And those who were unable to make it in with their cash or non-perishable food donations before Christmas are welcome to visit after the holidays, said Lanthier. One thing the food bank will still likely need in the New Year is cash donations, he mentioned, so the organization can continue to buy perishable items throughout 2010. “We buy a lot of things in bulk, like potatoes, flour, sugar and hamburger and break it down into smaller packages to give out.” The Westside food bank’s holiday collection centre closed Tuesday at the Westridge Shopping Centre in Westbank, but the food bank’s main building on Churchill Road will reopen on Jan. 6. jluciw@kelownacapnews.com

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Assault charge fugitive caught at homeless shelter A Kelowna man who dodged his court date for assault charges and skipped town in September has been arrested at a homeless shelter in Vancouver. Alan Arcand was arrested Dec. 20 by Vancouver police. The 49-year-old Kelowna man had been the subject of a province-wide warrant since Sept. 18. The fugitive failed to appear in court to face two

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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NEWS ▼ WEST KELOWNA

Feds kick in cash for delayed trail system Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Christmas came two days early for West Kelowna as the federal government handed over $163,000 on Wednesday for long-awaited upgrades to the popular Gellatly Trail. However, the funding is just a drop in the bucket compared to what it will take to eventually upgrade the entire stretch of Gellatly Road and Trail from the Cove Resort to Rotary Beach––a plan that was shelved more than two years ago. Okanagan Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day was scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon on the idyllic shores of Okanagan Lake, on behalf of Western Economic Diversification

Minister Lynne Yelich. Funding for the trail and cycling path upgrade is being provided under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program, or RInC. “Our government’s investment in the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program is creating jobs for Canadians, while encouraging greater participation in physical education and the use of recreational facilities,” Day said. “Investing in this key waterfront corridor will help the government stimulate the economy, enhance services and the lives of local families, and contribute to the health and quality of life of all Canadians.” Mayor Doug Findlater called the funding very welcome news.

“Council has heard repeatedly that pedestrian and vehicle access to the district’s beautiful waterfront should be improved,” stated Findlater. “With this support from the federal government, the district is working to meet that goal and enhance the enjoyment of the Gellatly Bay area for residents and visitors.” Improvements to the 475-metre section of Gellatly Road and Trail from the Westbank Yacht Club to the Cove Resort are estimated at $500,000. The upgrade will include repaving of the existing two-lane roadway, the addition of a bike lane, parallel parking on the non-beach side of the road and a four-metre wide, landscaped pathway on the beach side of Gellatly Road for walk-

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NEWS ▼ HEALTH CARE

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Balancing the budget called the top Hope is cancelled flights priority for Interior Health interim CEO will be kept to a minimum Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The man set to take over control of the Interior Health Authority next week says the top challenge for him, as well as everyone else at Interior Health, will be balancing this year’s budget. The $1.6-billion budget, which earlier this year looked like it could run as much as a $30 million deficit, has had that figure wrestled down through a series of measures, including cuts, layoffs and administrative spending reductions. “At this point, we are looking at balancing the budget by the end of the (fiscal) year,” said Dr. Rob Halpenny. But he warned service demands typically rise in the winter and that could impact the current financial position. Halpenny will assume the title of interim CEO at Interior Health on Jan 1, replacing long-time IH CEO Murray Ramsden. Ramsden, who has been the only CEO Interior Health has had since its inception in 2001, announced earlier this year

Rob Halpenny he planned to step down at the end of 2009. Whether Halpenny has the term interim dropped from his title next year or is replaced by someone else will be up to the IH board. But earlier this week he was giving no indication about whether he wants to become the permanent CEO, simply that he plans to continue the work initiated by his predecessor. “That will be up to the board,” said Halpenny about who assumes the permanent CEO title. He expects the permanent replacement for Ramsden to be announced before next summer. But either way, there is expected to be continuity as a transition plan has

been in place for a while at IH and Halpenny has been sitting in on many of the high-level provincial meetings Ramsden has attended in order to familiarize himself with the top administrative workings of the health region. IH is one of five health regions in B.C. It has a total population of about 760,000 and covers the Southern Interior part of B.C. It’s a large and diverse area and there are many issues to be addressed. Halpenny said because of the personnel already in place, that task is not as daunting as one may think. “We have a lot of good people who work for this health authority,” he said. Halpenny will become the third head of a B.C. health authority who is also a medical doctor. The CEOs in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island are also doctors. It’s a trend that is growing and one that will give IH’s new boss the added perspective of a service provider and an administrator. Halpenny is currently IH’s senior medical direc-

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Murray Ramsden tor. Ramsden came from the administrative side of the health care system. In addition to the budget, Interior Health is also managing two large construction projects at Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital and here in Kelowna at KGH. The KGH project includes a new acute care tower and a new UBCO medical school. Both are reported to be on time and on budget. The Vernon and Kelowna projects carry a price tag of more than $400 million. In addition, cardiac care is now offered in Kelowna and that is set to expand from the current angioplasty service to full open-heart surgeries next year.

The stormy days of winter travel will likely be left in the 2008-09 holiday season, airport communications staff say. Though Kelowna International Airport is expected to see 94,000 passengers pass through its doors within the next two weeks—a significant chunk of the 1.4 million it sees each year—there had only been a few hiccups with cancelled flights due to a storm on the eastern seaboard by early Christmas week. Life was otherwise smooth sailing, or flying, as the hours whittled down to Christmas Day. Though it was a different story the year before.

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day of travel and Sunday, Dec. 27, the airport was expecting a little over 5,400 passengers for the busiest day in the 2009-10 season. All in all, the airport is expecting an average 4,000 people daily, up significantly from the 2,300 that normally transit through its doors within a 24-hour period. The maximum wait time is likely to be around 20 minutes, though lines had not come close to that point as of Wednesday. As for the rest of the holiday season, Turpin was cautious. “Those planes are at full passenger loads and, if a flight gets cancelled, it’s not that easy to just stick people on the next flight because those flights are full too.” jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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“Last year, it was the worst year we say that we’ve experienced in 10 years. The industry is saying—because it was Canada wide—that it was the (worst) in any memory,” said Jenelle Turpin, airport communications. “We know for sure in the last 10 years this was the worst winter we all experienced. “The weather was incredible and you add that on top of the flights and everything that was happening with them, it was a really trying year for travellers.” With the worst behind most B.C. Christmas travellers, Turpin suggested Kelowna’s experience should be a much lighter affair this year. Saturday, Dec. 19, was the second busiest

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lownaairport.com site is not Kelowna airport’s official site, it’s owned by a private company. The site travellers are looking for is easily found through the city’s website at www.kelowna.ca by hitting the plane icon for airport, or through www. ylw.aero. “We’re trying to put everything at people’s finger tips,” said Jenelle Turpin, airport communications, as she prepared for the holiday rush. Unlike city hall, the airport’s administration office will not shut down this year, meaning everyone from the airport manager to Turpin herself will be on hand to help out if anything goes awry. The website features arrival and departure times, updated by the airlines, and a link marked Holiday Air Travel. Under that heading travellers will find tips on packing smart, how to contact each airline, the numbers to retrieve lost baggage and the “Pack Smart” link to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s guidelines for what can and cannot fly in a plane. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com


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NEWS ▼ CHRISTMAS HAMPERS

Police step up to assist 20 families Police contributions are filling food hampers for at least 20 local families. RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said detachment staff annually contribute money to buy goods for food hampers to give to needy families. “This year was our most successful year,” said Holmes. He noted that usually the detachment can manage to feed from eight to 10 families, but pointed out that this year there were enough funds to create hampers for more than 20 families. Police chaplain Michael Karabelas said the finan-

cial support of the food hampers received from officers, auxiliary members and support staff was in excess of $2,400. He noted the hampers were designed for a family of four, with the only missing ingredient being a turkey, a ham or similar item. Karabelas added that in his close to 40 years in the clergy, he could not remember as beautiful an effort of support for people. “It’s definitely going to be a good Christmas and Boxing Day, maybe for 24 families but definitely for 20.”

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ear Lindsey: I have a very close friend who I have known since we were four years old. We are now 30. My friend and I have drifted in and out of each other’s lives over the years, as we have chosen different lifestyles; but have remained closely connected for the most part. Recently, I became engaged and wanted to share the news with my friend. She never returned my call. I contacted her sister who in turn told me that my friend has developed a severe drug habit with crystal methamphetamine and heroine. My friend is apparently “out of control” with her using and has ostracized her entire family. It is important to mention that my friend’s dad died of alcoholism and addiction issues run in her family. She has apparently been using hard drugs for the past year, but only recently has it become overtly obvious. I don’t know what to do to help her. I was in a terribly abusive relationship with a drug addict for years and I don’t want to go back into that type of relationship with anyone. I know that I should try to help my friend, but I just can’t muster up the energy nor the strength to do anything. The problem is that if she overdoses and dies, I will feel responsible. What should I do? — drug in or drug out? Addiction is the thievery of the soul. As painful as it may be, it sounds like your friend’s drug addiction is deeply rooted in a rocky garden that you alone, can’t excavate. In fact, sometimes the desire to help can become a sturdy crutch for a shaky, tweaking body. Of course upon hearing this dreadful news, your gut descends you into superhero mode. However, becoming involved in a situation where your hands are tied, your feet are bound and your voice is sadly insignificant; frankly is not going to help your rescue effort. The only person fly-

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Lindsey Montague ing high these days, is your long and very lost friend. You may love your friend; but ultimately you are not responsible for her choices nor her consequences. Drug addiction is a serious disease. It is possible that your friend could die from her disease, and this fear is what keeps people like you or her family members, providing assistance. The problem is that this only makes it easier for her to continue using. The truth is, more addicts die from their continued drug use, enabled by those in their lives who want to “help.” Fewer addicts die who have friends and family members with the courage to get out of the way of the consequences

that bring the addict to the realization that they need help. If you do try to intervene, understand that your friend may make promises with the sincere intent of keeping them, only to break every vow and cross every code she ever held in order to continue using. She may also deny she has a problem and blame you for accusing her of such nonsense. Understand that in the height of their addiction, an addict is seemingly powerless over their compulsions and cravings. Your friend is not intentionally trying to hurt you or her family members. She has not set out to purposefully damage these relationships. Those who love a drug addict must understand that it may take a crisis or other serious consequence before he or she becomes willing to seek help. Making your friend’s life easier by providing shelter, money and food while she is using only prolongs her problem.

‘‘ FEWER ADDICTS DIE WHO HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE COURAGE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THE CONSEQUENCES THAT BRING THE ADDICT TO THE REALIZATION THAT THEY NEED HELP. If you do introduce yourself back into your friend’s life at this point, I would suggest that you get help and counseling for yourself. Programs such as Al-anon, which are free and meet in nearly every city, remind us that without help, dealing with a drug addict is dangerously draining. Lindsey Montague is a registered clinical counselor in Kelowna. asklindsey@yahoo.com

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ne of the cornerstones of Canadian culture is the concept of a person’s home being their castle. That’s why moats were invented. We all have a right to privacy and any encroachment upon it is fraught with peril.

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A condo owner contacted StrataSphere to find out if her property could be entered by fire safety personnel and what constituted proper notice. The Standard Bylaws (Section 7) of the Strata Property Act deals with entry into strata lots. It states that an owner, tenant, occupant or visitor must allow a person authorized by the strata corporation to enter the strata lot for specific reasons only. The strata needs to inform owners on 48 hours written notice that personnel will be entering their units to inspect, repair or maintain common property, common assets and any portions of a strata lot that are the responsibility of the strata corporation to repair and maintain. Entry must be conducted at a reasonable time. So what constitutes written notice? The council and/or strata manager, on behalf of the corporation, are required to give notice to owners by various methods for numerous situations. The SPA lists a number of acceptable means of delivering notice to owners. If the person has pro-

vided the strata with an address outside of the strata plan, then leaving the notice with the person, or mailing it to the address provided is acceptable. If the person has not provided an address outside of the plan, notice can be served by leaving it with the person, leaving it with an adult occupant, placing it under the door, mailing it to the person at the address of the strata lot, by putting it through a mail slot or in a mail box used by the person for receiving mail, or faxing it to a number provided by the person. A recent B.C. Supreme Court case ruled that email is an acceptable method of delivering notice and it is expected to be included in the new SPA to be declared law in the near future. Generally, the most important notices that owners receive are for annual general meetings and special general meetings. Both require two weeks notice. However, under a formula, these notices must be mailed out to owners at least 20 days prior to the date of the meeting, to allow for delivery. Which ever method is used it is best to adhere to this timeline to ensure that the notice cannot be readily challenged and owners have sufficient time to read the documents. The SPA distinguishes between a “notice” and “informing residents.” In some situations, the council can forego the various options to contact each unit owner and instead leave a document containing the information at a location designated by the strata corporation for the distribution of such information. Many stratas have a bulletin board located on

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sk those who’ve had to suffer the consequences of an economic downturn and have seen their employment come to an unexpected end—being jobless is no fun. According to recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) un-

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day, or a sales clerk helps a mother buy the right gift for her daughter. We all contribute in one way or another - regardless of what we do. For the many Canadians who are currently jobless the best move away from unemployment is through education. Educated Canadians have lower unemployment rates and higher job satisfaction. You don’t need to remain miserable and unemployed. If you are not working you might as well go back to school

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SPORTS ▼ CURLING

Ursel curling team gearing up for very busy New Year Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Bob Ursel is hoping a busy and productive January, February and March will help compensate for a disappointing November. The Kelowna rink, including Jim Cotter, Kevin Folk and Rick Sawatsky, will end a lengthy midseason break when they compete at The National in Guelph, the second leg of the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling. The event features a $100,000 purse and 18 of the top rinks in the world. Then, two weeks later the Ursel crew will head to Winnipeg for another Grand Slam event, the BDO Classic Canadian Open. The Kelowna rink is looking to get its game back on track after failing to survive through the Canadian curling pretrials last month in Prince George. Not advancing to the final Olympic trials in Edmonton was a tough pill to swallow for the Ursel foursome, but the 2008 B.C. men’s champs are ready to move forward. “It was a tough loss, I didn’t play well in Prince George and it really took me some time to get over

that,” said Ursel, who was eliminated in a C event qualifier by Ontario’s Wayne Middaugh. “It was frustrating because, as a team, we put so much into it.” “I’m starting to feel rejuvenated now and we want to get back at it,” Ursel added. “Our team is so strong, there’s every reason to feel like we can come back and have a good finish to the year. It’s kind of like two seasons for us, the time leading up to the trials, and now the second half where there’s slams and provincials, and hopefully, the Brier.” Following the next two grand slam events in January, the Ursel rink will pursue its second provincial crown in three years as the B.C. men’s championship will be staged Feb. 1 to 7 in Vernon. Ursel earned an automatic berth into the provincials thanks to his rink’s No. 1 status in B.C. in the Canadian Team Ranking System. While missing out on the Olympic trials was the low point of the season, Ursel said securing another B.C. title and a trip to Halifax for the Canadian men’s championship would clearly help to

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FOURTH-MAN Jim Cotter (left) and lead Rick Sawatsky will join Kelowna skip Bob Ursel and second Kevin Folk in Guelph, Ont., Jan. 6 to 10 for The National, the second stop on the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling. ease the pain. “The Olympics are No. 1, but the Brier is the next best thing,” said Ur-

sel, who has won two events this season on the World Curling Tour. “It’s a phenomenal

event and everybody who curls seriously wants to get to the Brier. We’d love to be there again.”

The Ursel foursome competed at the 2008 Brier in Winnipeg where they won eight of their

last 10 games to finish in fourth place. whenderson@kelownacapnews.com

▼ HOCKEY

Rockets launch second half of the season against Giants Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

First up, the first-place Vancouver Giants. After a 10-day Christmas respite, there’s no easing back into the Western Hockey League season for the Kelowna Rockets If Kelowna (18-181-0) has serious designs on challenging Vancouver (22-12-1-2) for top spot in the B.C. Division this season, then Sunday’s

matchup at Prospera Place would be an ideal place to start. “What makes it challenging this time around is that we’ve had a very long break, so we really hope the guys come back in shape and ready to play because we all know the importance of this game,” said head coach Ryan Huska, whose Rockets trail the Giants by 10 points for the division lead.

“Being eight points back is obviously a lot better than 12, so we need to come out, play well and set the tone for the second half of the season.” Whether the Rockets are able to make a meaningful move on the Giants will likely hinge on the next five weeks as Kelowna plays 11 of its next 16 games in the cordial confines of Prospera Place. “You have to win your home games at this

Prospera Place 5 p.m. Dec. 27 time of year… we have a big home stand here with not a lot of travel involved, so we have to make sure we capitalize on the opportunity,” Huska said.

“It’s a situation we really need to take advantage of if we want to move up in the standings.”Huska and Co. are hoping for a healthier, more prosperous second half of the season as no fewer than 12 Rockets missed action in the first half with either injuries, illness, or both. The injury list is now down to three with Lucas Bloodoff (knee, two weeks), Evan Bloodoff (knee, two months) and

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Kyle St. Denis (concussion, day-to-day) all awaiting their returns to the lineup. Based on the adversity the Rockets faced over the first 37 games and their relative youth compared to other WHL clubs, Huska said his team is in a good spot heading into the last half of the campaign. “I think with what we went through the first three months, we’re in pretty good shape,” Huska

said. “With all the injuries, we put some guys in situations maybe they weren’t ready for, and because of mistakes, we gave away some points we probably should have had. “Still, I think the guys learned some things and gained some valuable experience.” The Rockets and Giants will face off at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Prospera Place. Kelowna will host Kamloops Jan. 30.


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SPORTS ▼ HOST CITY

Midget all-stars coming Kelowna will host the 2010 B.C. Major Midget League all-star game. BC Hockey has announced the players and the coaching staff for the 2009-10 Major Midget League All Star Game that will be held at Memorial Arena in Kelowna on January 15. The Okanagan Rockets will be represented by five players as well as head coach Misko Antisin who has been named an assistant coach for Team White. Players Max Mowat, Richard Sabourin, Zac McPhee, Brett Mulcahy and Brandon Bruce have all been named to one of the two teams that will play against each other in the all star game.

Trainer Cathy Vigar will also be on the bench during the game. “It’s a great honour for all of us to be taking part in the game,” said Antisin, who has the Rockets at 15-7-4 and third place in the BCMML Christmas break. “It’s going to be nice to play in Kelowna in this game. This will be another chance for our players to show what they can do in this league.” The players will be following in the footsteps of several prominent major midget league alumni. Evander Kane (Atlanta Thrashers, Vancouver Giants), Colten Teubert (LA Kings, Regina Pats) and Landon Ferraro (Detroit, Red Deer) are

among the players who have hit the ice in the BCMML all star game. During the first and second intermission of the game a skills competition will be held for all the participating all star players. The skills competition will include hardest shot, fastest skater and a breakaway challenge. “The game is going to be a nice change for our guys after a busy time and a couple of intense tournaments,” said Antisin. Prior to the BCMML all star game, the Rockets will have played at the Mac’s midget tournament in Calgary and the Kelowna International midget tournament from Jan. 6 to 10. The BC Hockey Ma-

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THE OKANAGAN ROCKETS, featuring forwards Kyle Clerke (left) and Brandon Bruce (in front), will be in Calgary over the Christmas break for the annual Mac’s international midget hockey tournament. jor Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and

17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high

level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an

opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.

▼ JUNIORS

Badminton players hit court at KSS More than 150 competitors took to the court for the inaugural KSS junior badminton tourna-

ment. Schools from Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm played in a Triple

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Jenny Hostland defeated Megan Smith, 30-24, in the final game. Mark Kotwicz, KSS, and Jamie Bonnie, Kelowna Christian School, both advanced to the semi-final round of the Senior Boys Singles. Joel Feenstra went on to defeat fellow Kings Christian School (Kings) finalist Nathan McNeilly, 30-26. That was payback for Joel, after losing to Nathan in the finals of the Kings tournament in Salmon Arm, the weekend before. Carly Del Ponte, Dr. Knox Middle, lost in the semi-finals of the junior girls singles to the eventual winner, Tori Huntington, Kings. Sam McLean, École de l’Anse-au-sable in Kelowna, advanced to the semifinals and Christopher Papke, KSS, to the quarter finals of junior boys singles. Josiah Taschuk, Kings, defeated Jason Numan, Kings, 30-21 in the Finals. Novice girls singles saw Leigh Kiryliuk, Montessori School of Kelowna, winning a very close match over Maddie Russell-Cowie, KLO, 30 -27. Novice Boys Singles was won by Levi Taschuk, Kings over Garrin McDonnell, Kings, 30-17. Senior girls doubles

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KELOWNA SECONDARY SCHOOL’S Ryan Seamark was one of 152 players at the inaugural KSS junior badminton tournament held earlier this month. was an all-KSS affair with Megan Smith and Robyn Hall taking first and Clarissa Bertoncello and Aisha Aktary second. In senior boys doubles, Ajay Erasmus and Klijah Vike, Kings, downed Jamie Bonney, KCS and partner Garrett Smith, Penticton High School. Junior girls doubles saw Carly Del Ponte, DRK, partner up with Jade Peters, Kings, win-

ning over Sarah Yeske and Nav Bahia of KLO in the finals. Junior boys doubles, Jake Vandermeulen and Josh St. John, Kings won over Zach Pfob, OKM and Sam McLean, École de l’Anseau-sable. In novice girls doubles, Aubree Jeffery and Shelbie Thitchener, Kings, defeated Erica Papke and Maddie Russell-Cowie, KLO. Novice boys doubles,

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James Huntington and Garrin McDonnell, Kings, took first over Levi Taschuk and Dayton Wiebe, Kings. All players in the tournament received a limited edition tournament t-shirt sponsored by Gutz t-shirts in Vernon and Northern Computer, Kelowna. All first- and second -place prizes, and many door prizes, were sponsored by Victor Racquets in Vancouver.


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SPORTS ▼ BIG WHITE RACERS

Local skiiers on podium Evan Kwong found his way onto the medal podium as the Big White Racers opened their competitive ski season Dec. 19 and 20 at Apex Mountain Resort. Kwong took the bronze medal in the K1 boys category on Saturday at the K1/ K2/Masters Zone Slalom Race. Kwong was fourth in Saturday’s second race, then took fifth place in the combined race on Sunday. In masters competition, Kelowna’s Gerry Whittaker cleaned up, winning the gold medal Saturday, then taking first in the combined on Sunday. Results for Big White Racers included: •K1 girls—Ella Alfonso 7th, Olivia Kirby 10th. • K1 boys—Evan Kwong 3rd, J. J. Dejong 5th, Avery Walline 9th and Shaun

Taylor 10th. • K2 Girls—Megan Moffat 7th, Kari McDonald 8th. • K2 Boys—Seger Nelson 5th, Connor Callaghan 6th. • Masters—Gerry Whittaker 1st Second race • K1 boys—Evan Kwong 4th, J.J. Dejong 6th • K2 Girls—Megan Moffat 5th, Kari McDonald 8th • K2 Boys—Connor Callaghan 6th Sunday, Dec. 20 Combined • K1 girls—Olivia Kirby 5th, Ella Alfonso 8th • K1 Boys—Evan Kwong 5th, J. J. Dejong 6th, Ryan Moffat 7th • K2 Girls—Kari McDonald 7th • K2 Boys—Seger Nelson 5th, Connor Callaghan 6th, Ben Halun 10th • Masters—Gerry Whittaker 1st

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BIG WHITE RACERSSki Club member Seger Nelson turned in a pair of fifth-place efforts in the K2 category.

▼ SKI CROSS

YBC bowling results Serwa leads Canadian ‘wake-up call’

Here are the latest Capri Lanes YBC results: • One game smurfs— girls High Average: Brielynn Sargeant 139 High single: Brielynn Sargeant 142 • One game smurf— boys High Average: Dane Shumay 105 High single: Dane Shumay 133 • Bowler of the Week: Brielynn Sargeant +4 • Two game smurfs— girls High Average: Chloe Nilsson 98 High Single: Chloe Nilsson 116 High Double: Chloe Nilsson 220 • Two game smurfs— boys High average: Ethan McCarty 104 High single: Ethan McCarty 160 High double: Ethan McCarty 269 •Bantam girls High average: Hannah McKay115 High single: Hannah rMcKay 175 High Triple: Hannah McKay 396 • Bantam boys High average: Kyle tSolloway 131 High single: Collin Kilmartin 190

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High Triple: Collin Kilmartin 465 •Bowler of the Week: Caitlyn Maday +86 • Junior girls High average: Marissa Maday 168 High single: Harli Loff 222 High Triple: Marissa Maday 590 • Junior boys High average: Devin Wapen 166 High single: Devin Wapen 265 High Triple: Devin Wapen 588

• Bowler of the week: David Tongue +50 • Senior girl High average: Kori Loff 178 High single: Brandy Issel 300 High Triple: Kori Loff 653 • Senior Boys High average: Brandon Howe 228 High single: Mike Tongue 395 High Triple: Mike Tongue 919 • Bowler of the Week: Jeremy Zinger +54

Kelowna ski cross racer Kelsey Serwa, along with the rest of Team Canada, had what their coach called a wake up call as the World Cup ski cross season kicked off on the weekend with a pair of World Cup races in Italy. After taking the sport by storm last year with several podium finishes, Serwa posted a 12th and a 19th place finish in the two World Cup events.

Team head coach Eric Archer described the first race as “a wake up call of a race,” saying the overall performance of the team was marked by bad luck and series of compounding errors by the athletes that resulted in an uncharacteristic performance by the usually strong Canadian squad. When asked about the mood of the team Archer said “they’re fine, they see

it for what it is and know that it’s just a wake up call, they’re not bummed just fired up.” Serwa started her first world cup of the new season well, finishing first in a heat. But after that she dropped to her final placing of 12th. On Sunday she finished 19th. The next World Cup race will be from St. Johann Austria on January

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Don’t drink and drive

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ere is a simple message for Kelowna drivers over the Christmas season—Don’t drink and drive. It’s that simple. It’s that easy. Don’t drink and drive. It’s extremely disappointing to think there are still that many people on our roads whose ability to drive is impaired—be it by alcohol or drugs. No one can dispute the fact that our ability to drive is hampered by alcohol. No one can dispute the

amount of carnage alcohol-infused drivers have inflicted on people and property. So be smart. We have already had a number of tragic accidents in Kelowna this month that illustrate the dangers at times of driving on our streets if we are not careful. It’s one thing to make bad judgement in the heat of the moment, it’s another to make the bad judgement of getting behind the wheel, knowing you are inebriated beyond what is safe to

drive a vehicle. For many of us, however, we have been getting the message. The general awareness about drinking and driving has made a major impact on our attitude in the last 20 to 30 years. Today, when people are drinking, they are more prone to take a cab or someone takes on the responsibility to be a designated driver. While we can applaud ourselves for accepting that way of thinking, there are still too many

of us who take the chance of driving while impaired. The message from the police is simple: “If you drink and drive, we’re going to catch you.” While the Kelowna RCMP’s resources are stretched, the idea of avoiding a roadblock should not enter the thinking for any of us. By all means, go out and have a good time. But, be smart, get a ride home from someone who hasn’t been drinking. We all know better.

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Firefighters heat up their wage debate with eloquent prose

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f all the letters I’ve received since this column turned its attention to emergency services and their often unrealistic demands on the public purse, one of the most eloquent came from Trent, a firefighter who works on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. He started off with a few questions for me: “Why the anger? Did a paramedic sleep with your wife? Did a firefighter cut you off in traffic? Did a cop write you a seatbelt ticket three blocks

from home? Are you so fat and over the hill that you harbour some level of jealousy knowing you couldn’t do the job that we do? Have you ever been to Tom a fatal house fire? Car Fletcher wreck? Cardiac arrest? Heroin overdose? Gas leak? Stabbing? Shooting? Murder?” Trent took the time to answer my question about how many calls and structure fires he has attended. “I usually attend a fire of some magnitude once a month, on top of the 60 or so medical-car wreck-as-

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sault calls we get in a four-day set, putting that hall in the top three in run volume country-wide. That’s about 6,000 runs a year from that hall alone.” His point was this. He’s worth 35 bucks an hour, even if he sometimes collects it while he’s sleeping. Having heard in vivid detail what he and other emergency personnel endure, I tend to agree. But that doesn’t mean taxpayers can just replace volunteer fire departments like Squamish, plus all those on-call rural paramedics, pay everyone $35 an hour and give them raises at two or three times the rate of inflation every year. In case you missed the finan-

cial news in 2009, inflation has been negative, and the B.C. government, along with most local governments, is broke. Trent agrees with me on one important point, as does the president of the international firefighters’ union. It’s time to combine paramedic and fire services. One structure fire a month out of Main and Hastings is unusually busy compared to the rest of the province. Fire calls are down across North America and will continue to fall as sprinklers and other construction safety measures spread. Union turf wars are not just an occasional nuisance here, as some readers assert. I’m told that under cur-

rent B.C. rules, a volunteer firefighter with primary care paramedic training is not allowed to give an injection of epinephrine to someone dying of anaphylaxis, because he’s not working as a paramedic. Unions call this a “craft line.” I call it insanity. Ryan, a Metro Vancouver firefighter with paramedic experience, argues that soaring payroll costs are inevitable, because “municipal employees’ wages move in unison.” Yes they do. This bargaining tactic is called the whipsaw, and B.C. taxpayers are about to feel it in the months ahead. The gulf between pub-

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LETTERS ▼ RETIREMENT

IH gives Ramsden a fitting farewell To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Rob World’s Dec. 18 letter to the editor of the Capital News headlined: Expensive Farewell for IH’s Outgoing CEO. Murray Ramsden has dedicated over 33 years to public service, and specifically to health care. Most recently, he has spent eight years as the CEO of Interior Health— a $1.6-billion organization, with over 18,000 employees and 1,700 physicians, that provides important programs and services to more than 730,000 residents throughout the Interior. To recognize his commitment to health care, an official retirement event was planned for Murray at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna on Dec.15. In health care, it is a tradition to host a retirement tea, held locally, to honour an employee’s years of service and also provide an opportunity for employees and physicians to offer their gratitude and share farewell wishes. The tea is often held where the person works to enable as many staff as possible to attend.

As the CEO, Murray’s position encompasses the entire Interior Health region and, as such, it was important to select a venue that could accommodate a large number of people who work in all areas of Interior Health—not just in the hospital setting. The Rotary Centre was selected as the venue because of its central location, its ability to accommodate the number of attendees, as well as its convenience in terms of parking. This was a modest, two-hour reception that included cake and coffee refreshments, and a number of speeches. The rental cost for the venue was under $100—indeed a very modest affair, respecting the current economic environment. Another informal retirement party is planned for January at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. The costs for that event will be completely covered through advance ticket sales to those planning to attend the event and the scope of the event will be adjusted accordingly. As the board chairman, I can assure you that Interior

Health will not be subsidizing that event. And finally, the Interior Health board intends to formally acknowledge Murray at a reception and meeting with elected officials in January. We have invited Interior Health MLAs, regional hospital district chairs and mayors to have the opportunity to hear Murray reflect on the significant accomplishments throughout Interior Health as a result of these key relationships and community partnerships. In closing, I would like to thank Murray Ramsden for his many contributions to health care, for his strong leadership and for the invaluable direction he has provided to Interior Health over the last eight years. He will be missed, and on behalf of Interior Health, I’d like to congratulate him on his retirement. Norman Embree, chairman of the board, Interior Health

▼ WEST KELOWNA

Resident wants suitable effort put into finding another location for a garbage transfer station To the editor: I am responding to the article written in the Capital News, Dec 18 by Jason Luciw. (Trash Talk Creates Political Stink Around the CORD Board Table.) I have also met with councillor, Duane Ophus to review where things are at with the District of West Kelowna (DWK) regarding the transfer station. I thank councillor Duane Ophus for taking a stand and delaying the decision, absolutely the right thing to do. I can certainly relate to the “frustration being palpable” referring to Monday night’s meeting on Dec. 14. Again, we

are saying loud and clear, we do not want a transfer station in our backyards. Why should we, the taxpayers of DWK, have to continue to pay the price due to the negligent financial management of the RDCO (regional district) and their lack of foresight and good planning. Of course the least costly venture, as mentioned, is to put the transfer station on the current site, there’s no money set aside to do anything else, in their minds. We have never been provided with any options from the RDCO, have they even made any inquiries for more suitable locations? I have asked

this question numerous times and have never been provided with an answer. We were also promised public consultation by the RDCO regarding closure and the future site of a transfer station. This has not happened. There does seem to be a pattern of how the RDCO handles such issues. The “after the fact” attitude and surprise board approvals, without public input, seems to be the norm and the stem of our frustration. We ask, as neighbours who will be most affected by this decision, to at least be heard. I’m not sure why the deadline of Jan. 14 has

been chosen, as surely with the holidays upon us, it certainly does not give much time to do any adequate and thorough research for other options. This appears to be backing the DWK and the residents into a corner with no options. In my opinion, it would make sense to consider a transfer station large enough to accommodate future growth of Peachland, Westbank First Nations and the DWK. This issue is being pushed through with no forward thinking or planning. The current location is not suitable as it’s in the middle of a growing residential area. This land

needs to be used for park not an “industrial/commercial transfer station.” I would ask that we are given the time needed to find an appropriate solution and not be backed into the corner with no options. After all, the RDCO has known of the closure of the landfill well in advance and have done nothing about consulting residents or providing any options. It’s a mess they created and now want us to pay for. I look forward to hearing from those involved and finding a palatable solution. Linda Edwards, West Kelowna

Public/private wage gulf spreads Express yourself lic-sector wages and private-sector reality has seldom been wider than it is right now, and the municipal tax revolt in mill towns isn’t over yet. Finally, Ryan asks why I would write a “onesided article” and then wrestle with the indignant responses. My answer is that the “one side” about

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union whipsaw tactics, overtime inflation and manipulation of gullible local politicians, union members and taxpayers is the side nobody ever seems to talk about. Also, I work at the B.C. legislature, a place where you will often find that sort of adversarial discussion going on. It’s not pretty, but it occasionally produces answers.

Merry Christmas to all the doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters and police officers who wade into the mud and the blood and the beer every night to keep over-the-hill reporters and everyone else safe. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Barbara. After 10 years of separation and three grown children, she finally achieves a good relationship with her exhusband Jake (Alec Baldwin), a successful attorney who is remarried to a much younger woman. However, a dinner together develops into an affair, making Jane “the other woman.� Complicating matters is Adam (Steve Martin), who has begun to fall in love with Jane. It is nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. If you have not seen any advertisements for Sherlock Holmes, this is all you need to know: Robert Downey Jr. is a dynamic new Holmes, Jude Law is Watson, Rachel McAdams plays a femme fatale who once outwitted Holmes and it is directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels). Downey Jr. is nominated for a

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UP IN THE AIR has received six Golden Globe nominations, including one for star George Clooney. Golden Globe for his performance. Garnering the most Golden Globe nominations with six is Up in the Air, the new comedydrama starring George

Clooney and directed by Jason Reitman (Juno). Clooney plays a corporate downsizer for hire who conducts employee layoffs on behalf of bosses too cowardly to do

it themselves. But what happens to a man who travels constantly and has no personal relationships when he gets his wings clipped? There is strong buzz

on this one and it could be a top Oscar contender. And the final new movie this week is Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. No Golden Globe nominations but more rodent fun and helium-infused cover songs. (The soundtrack for the first film did win an American Music Award.) And if you are looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve, Landmark Cinemas is having its annual Movie Celebration at the Grand 10, Paramount and Capitol Theatres. For only $5 you can see any of the early evening showings (there is an extra charge for 3-D at the Grand 10) plus you get a free popcorn and a chance to win some prizes. Go to www.landmarkcinemas.ca to find out what movies are playing. Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna. capitol_wes@landmarkcinemas.ca

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Time to take stock of the consequences for our actions T he turning of the year is a season of hope in most religious traditions. Whether focused upon the lengthening day or the birth of a Prince of Peace, upon commitment to religious freedom or trusting in the support of the Holy through dark times of the year and of the spirit, humans have affirmed the undying spirit of hope. The Copenhagen conference on the environment has challenged the world’s leaders once again to take responsibility for the care of our world and find a path of hope for the earth’s future. Perhaps the most pervasive sin of humanity is not taking responsibility for the consequences of our own actions. For every action has consequences. How can the massive changes we have wrought not have consequences? Whatever our theological grounding, how can we believe we have the right to destroy what we did not create? The Iroquois Indians tell a story that takes place at the time of creation. In the beginning, there were twin brothers who were in conflict. One of them had decided to create birds and animals and plants. He was having a delightful time coming up with new ideas to try. The other brother was very unhappy about this. He decided he wanted to destroy some of what his brother had created. But it seemed prudent to seek allies. So he went up to the deer and the bear and he said to

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Linda Horton them, “If you help me to destroy my twin brother’s creations, I will make you the dominators of all.” But the deer and the bear refused. So the brother sought out other animals. Every one of them refused to listen. Finally, he came across a human. The human listened to his proposal and responded, “Yes, I’ll help you.” An American Chief Justice, Rose Bird, told us, “If we humans were living here on the Earth with a month-to-month lease, we would have been evicted long ago!” We have the unfortunate tendency to consider ourselves the centre of the universe. The Copernican revolution has yet to reach the human psyche. Ecology is fundamentally a theological matter. Religion, in the best sense of that word, makes the claim that all things are connected. For the word comes from the Latin “re-ligare” —“to bind together again.” Interdependence has been central to the wisdom of world religions. The word “interdependence” means literally that we all hang together! This season of hope and the beginning of a new year is a time to challenge ourselves. Each of us can be

Fundraiser goes the distance for children The YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan Strong Kids Campaign is the recipient of funds raised through participation in the Okanagan Masters Swim Club 100x100m Swim Challenge. Almost $3,000 was raised this year for the Strong Kids Campaign, resulting in the opportunity for 30 local kids to learn to swim, despite their family’s financial situation. The 100x100 Challenge was held last Saturday at the H2O Adventure

+ Fitness Centre. ‘ Some 50 Kelowna swimmers from the ages of 7 to 77 swam for hours to reach their 5 km or 10 km goals. “People from our community have an opportunity to not only make a difference with their own personal health but to also make a difference for many local children,” said Allison Ramchuk, Strong Kids Campaign coordinator. “We believe that no child should be denied participation in a Y program due to financial barriers.”

more aware of the consequences of our daily actions. We can be more aware of what we eat, and where it comes from, of what we throw away and where it goes, of the ecological policies of companies to which we give

our business. We can also challenge ourselves to practice more consistently the religious values of relatedness, respect, and responsibility. We can affirm our relatedness to the Earth and all its myriad life forms. We can pay atten-

tion to the life around us. Jesus of Nazareth charged his followers to “Behold the lilies of the field.” To behold is not simply to see. It is to regard with wonder, delight and respect. Finally, we are chal-

lenged by our faith traditions to be responsible. To be responsible means to respond. This is a difficult challenge. For ecological issues and ethics are full of ambiguities and conflicting points of view. May we bring to this

task the tools of technology, of economics, of politics. May we also bring tools of the religious spirit—wonder, gratitude, respect and love. Rev. Linda Horton is with the Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna.

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Charley Jordan Jan. 10, 2000/ June 10, 2009 Love You Miss You My Angel

Gail Ferguson June 5, 1961 to Oct. 29, 2007

David Charles Steeves Oct. 19,1967 Oct. 24, 2003 Missed & Loved Always

Stephanie Jodi Robak July 8, 1988 August 18, 2003 Forever in our hearts

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Connie W.M. Chambers 1956-2003 Lovingly missed with each passing year In Loving Memory

N. Joan Gliddon,

Feb. 9/34 - Dec. 17/07

Thomas D. Longhurst, May 24/43 - Oct 18/08

Theresa Ketch,

Feb. 23/70 - Nov. 14/09 We will never forget you, your loving family, Gloria C. Barnes, Lyn D. Gatin, & S. Maureen Mollard and extended family A sincere thank you for all who have been supportive, helpful, generous & understanding during these difficult times.

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Oct. 7/44 - Dec. 27/03 They say memories are golden, Well, that may be true. But B we never wanted memories, We only wanted you. We miss you so much Dave. Jeanine, Duane, Lance, Missy, Kathy, Tammy and grandkids

Ida Marguerite Hutchins July 6, 1912 - Nov. 7, 2008 Your beautiful smiles and childlike giggles are deeply missed. Forever in our hearts, Love Sandy, Bill & all the grandchildren.

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Klara Chrumova April 8, 1986 Sept. 14, 2009 We love you baby. Love Mom and Dominika

Jason Scott Ritchie March 5, 1975 March 17, 1995

With Love Always Mom & Corrie In Loving Memory of

Patrick Williamson December 18, 1974 July 10, 2008 If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, We would walk right up to heaven to bring you home again. Forever loved, Mom, Dad, Kim & Brent

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Howard Persall

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again to join us for Christmas dinner that you loved so much I miss you and love you. Merry Christmas honey, Love Elaine & family.

In Loving Memory of

Thomas Moroz 1925 - 2008

In Loving Memory

Bill Wilson Oct. 15, 1951Dec. 25, 2007

He is gone, but will never be forgotten. You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived, You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, or you can do what he would want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

We miss you more everyday. Forever in our hearts, your loving family. Pam, Lindsay, Sarah (Matt) Scott (Bree), and your 6 grandchildren

Gavenn Mailloux

My Son, Your dancing blue eyes and laughter are sadly missed about the house. Pleasure you gave us each day never to be forgotten. You live in our hearts and memories no one can ever erase. We loved you so much. Enjoy Christmas with Jesus Love Mom Rollanda

In Loving Memory of

Johanna Austin

1928 - 2008 With love always, from your son Gordon, daughter-in-law Sara and your grandkids, Cassi-Jo, Ashley-Ann and Robert-William


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THE NISSAN LEAF made its Canadian debut in Vancouver on Dec. 14 as part of the Nissan LEAF Zero Emission tour. This first all-electric, real-world car is expected to hit

Watching Nissan’s LEAF all-electric car cruising around a small, enclosed course, it occurred to me I was witnessing the beginning of the next era of personal transport. It was about 110 years ago that the internal combustion engine car took the lead over steam and electric cars. Electric cars were plentiful at the turn of the 20th century but gasoline, because it was cheap and offered substantially greater range, put the electric on the sidelines by 1910. Here we are in 2010

Vancouver streets in late 2011. At the Vancouver launch were Ian Black (left), British Columbia Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development, Donna LeClair, chief technology officer with B.C. Hydro, Deputy-Mayor of Vancouver George Chow, and Mark Grimm, president of Nissan Canada.

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Nissan committed to bringing LEAF to market LEAF from B1 and the electric car is not only back, but I think we have come to the tipping point where the public opts for the electric one again. Hindsight is everything, but again I wonder, if I will look back in 20 years (if I should live so long) and say, “yep that’s when it all started to happen and I was there to see it.” The car being driven was a prototype but it was said to be 85 per cent complete in terms of the final LEAF and 100 per cent in terms of the drivetrain. Nissan is very committed to bringing this car to market. Officials said

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THE NISSAN LEAF is a full five-seat hatchback with a very modern, clean interior that fits in well with the spirit of

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in Vancouver it would go on sale in Canada in late 2011 and be available on the mass market in 2012, making it easily the first full production car that is a pure electric. Nissan said the objective is to price the LEAF competitively with gasoline cars in the compact segment. In other words,

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It consists of a lithium-ion battery and a high-response synchronous AC electric motor. Together they pump out a useable 107 hp and 206 lb/ft of torque and that’s a lot for any compact fivedoor hatchback which is what the LEAF is. It’s the torque that moves you, not the horses and my brief experience in the prototype showed this car really digs in off the line. Along with acceleration that is similar to most V6s, the LEAF has a top speed of 140 km/h. One of the big problems with lithium-ion batteries is heat and, in some cases, fire. Until now most cars with lithium-ion have had battery packs of 3,000 or so C-cell sized cylindrical batteries bundled together in series. The problem is the power forms at the

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Volvoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric offering Renault-Nissan Alliance signs At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will present a battery-electric Volvo C30 with a range of 150 km. The show car represents the first step toward building a test fleet of at least 50 electric Volvo C30s that will be on the road in 2011. Volvo Cars first presented a basic, driveable electric car prototype in September, 2009. The C30 to be shown in Detroit takes the company one step further in the development process as this vehicle features a complete interior, full instrumentation and as well as enhanced battery packaging. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first prototype helped us identify the main technological challenges, such as battery packaging and safety issues,â&#x20AC;? says Lennart Stegland, director of Volvo Cars Special Vehicles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have addressed these challenges without compromising the C30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool and fun-to-drive personality.â&#x20AC;? The next step in 2010

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THE VOLVO ELECTRIC C30 is powered by batteries that can be recharged via a regular household power socket or special roadside charging stations. Charging the battery fully takes about eight hours. is a factory-built series of test cars. Selected users will drive the test fleet during a two-year trial period during which time Volvo Cars will collect valuable, real-world technical data as well as feedback on the userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving behaviour with an electric car. The electric C30 looks like a regular Volvo C30 and it offers the same safety, comfort and roominess as the standard car. The most obvious differ-

ence is inside the car with unique instruments. The driving experience is also different to that in a conventional car. The electric C30 has no transmission gears and the motorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power is delivered seamlessly, with maximum torque available immediately. An electric motor uses approximately onefourth as much energy as an engine running on fossil fuels.

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The Volvo C30 shown in Detroit is powered by lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged via either a regular household power socket or special roadside charging stations. Charging the battery fully takes about eight hours. Top speed with a fully charged battery pack is about 130 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes less than 11 seconds and maximum range is up to 150 km.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and B.C. Hydro have announced a partnership that will see British Columbia become the initial launch point for Nissanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian zero-emission transportation program. British Columbia is scheduled to be the first Canadian province to receive the Nissan LEAF, Nissanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first all-electric real-world car, in 2011, in advance of global distribution in 2012. (See story page B1.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agreements like this one with the Renault-Nissan Alliance are an important step in making climate-friendly transportation a lifestyle choice for all British Columbians,â&#x20AC;? said Blair Lekstrom, B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Electric vehicles, fuelled by clean, renewable energy resources, will help us achieve a low carbon transportation future.â&#x20AC;? The memorandum of understanding brings together representatives from each organization to identify opportunities to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles in Vancouver and other areas in B.C. Discussions will also explore the establishment of charging infrastructure in Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today is an exciting day for Nissan Canada as we announce an important step in making electric vehicles a reality in the Canadian market,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Grimm, president of Nissan Canada Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the technology for zeroemission mobility without compromise

and working with important partners like those signing this agreement is a critical step in this evolution.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moving towards a zero-emission mobility program gets Vancouver closer to our goal of becoming the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greenest city,â&#x20AC;? said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved very aggressively to bring in electric vehicle charging infrastructure regulations for Vancouver that is a first for North America. The city will need electric vehicles to charge on that new infrastructure. We are very pleased to be the first Canadian municipal partner of Nissan, a global leader in electricvehicle technologies.â&#x20AC;? The agreement also supports an application to the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clean Energy Fund for a charging infrastructure pilot program planned by the province, B.C. Hydro and the City of Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We continue to work with industry and government partners to ensure British Columbia is ready for the introduction of electric vehicles,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Elton, president and CEO of B.C. Hydro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are building a conservation culture in B.C. which includes not only the efficient use of electricity but also the protection of air quality.â&#x20AC;? The agreement adds B.C. to a growing network of zero-emission vehicle initiatives across the world. The RenaultNissan Alliance has formed partnerships with 30 governments, cities and other organizations to advance the deployment of electric vehicles worldwide.

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Battery laminated in layers, therefore it has no hot spots LEAF from B2 core making heat. Cooling systems are used by many hybrids. But the battery in the LEAF is laminated in layers with no core so no hot spots. Ergo, the LEAF doesn’t need auxiliary cooling. Another problem is these batteries are difficult to dispose of when worn out and that is a concern to many people. Nissan said the life of the battery in the LEAF is five years. One suggestion is selling the car to consumers but leasing the battery so they don’t have to worry about it. A Nissan Canada spokesperson said this is being discussed but no decision has been made. But Nissan does have some ideas about what to do with the old batteries. While they won’t cycle as fast as new, they can still hold a charge. Thus they can be used as emergency power backup in a home, or stored on a trailer and taken to places like work sites. Range of the LEAF will be about 160 km and there are three ways to charge the battery. Sockets under a flap in the nose can take a three-prong 110-volt plug, a 220-volt home charging system or a three-phase industrial capacity (480-600 volt) hardwired charger. The latter is where governments come in and why we were in Vancouver. Along with hydro providers, this will only work if charging stations are plentiful and easy to access like gas stations are today. Governments have to make the laws and help build the infrastructure or it will never work. According to Nissan, the cost of operation is simple math. A car averaging 8.0L/100 km at $1/ litre of gas will see the operator paying $1,600 or more a year. Electric car owners at 10 cents per kilowatt-hour (and that’s high) will be paying $360 a year. Better than that, the LEAF is 99 per cent recyclable. Bumpers can be ground down and remade as bumpers again. Old plastic water bottles will

be turned into fabric for the seats. I was happy to see Nissan state without preconditions that the battery will be guaranteed for five years. One thing that also struck me was how quiet the LEAF is when running. It sounds funny, but with no approach noise, pedestrians may not hear them coming, especially the hearing impaired.

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FROM JUST ONE OR TWO CAR COMPANIES MAKING BATTERY HYBRID CARS FIVE YEARS AGO, EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY IS FALLING OVER THEMSELVES TRYING TO GET IN WHAT IS PROBABLY THE NEXT BIG THING TO THE MARKET.

It is encouraging that the City of Vancouver and the Province of B.C. have adopted a green mandate with the LEAF as a major component. In fact, Vancouver’s mayor wants to make his municipality the premiere green city in the world. Lofty goal indeed but their partnership with Nissan is encouraging, so much so that Nissan Canada president, Mark Grimm, has already been contacted by the City of Montreal, which is also interested in the LEAF car. From just one or two car companies making battery hybrid cars five years ago, everyone in the industry is falling over themselves trying to get in what is probably The Next Big Thing to the market. And watching the LEAF, I wondered what the future would be like with people whizzing around in silent cars basking under azure blue skies while passing crystal clear lakes. I wondered if it isn’t really an idea whose time has not only come but is way overdue. But I wondered, in an electric car world, would it still be fun?

THE NISSAN LEAF uses a laminated lithium-ion battery that is under the floor. The bonus of lamination is there are no hot spots, thus no need for a special cooling system. CONTRIBUTED


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MOTORING ▼ GM

Design for Cadillac CTS Coupe draws from pervious concept Rob Beintema CONTRIBUTOR

When GM designers turned their attention towards the next step in the rejuvenation of the Cadillac brand, they didn’t have to look very far. Returning to the mainstay of the lineup, they recently unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This latest and most dramatic expression of Cadillac design traces its roots back to the original CTS that was spawned from the art and science philosophy first illustrated by the 1999 Evoq Concept. “And this production version of the coupe is almost ninety percent faithful to the CTS Coupe Concept that we showed at the beginning of the year in Detroit,” according to Clay Dean, Executive Director GM Advanced Global Design / Cadillac Brand Director. Yes, the concept wore 20-inch rubber instead of the available 18- or 19inch wheels but, seen in profile, this is a beautiful car, with sleek, flowing lines that pay tribute to the coupes of the past in an exciting and contemporary new way.

“Cadillac has always been an emotional brand—it’s about delivering art regardless of body style,” said Max Wolff, director of exterior design for Cadillac. “With the CTS Coupe, it was about taking something very strong—the CTS Sport Sedan—and extending its potential.” The coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS, but its roofline is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower. Overall length is also two inches (51 mm) shorter, giving the coupe short overhangs and a wheels-to-the-corner aggressive stance. You’d expect to find parts in common with its CTS sport sedan sister, but the CTS Coupe shares only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille. From the A-pillar back, the coupe is a completely different car. The windshield is laid back at a faster angle (62.3 degrees) and, combined with the lowered roof and a long, nearly horizontal rear window, contributes to the sleek and dramatic profile. The smooth-sided profile is emphasized even further by the classic hardtop styling with no

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THE NEW 2011 CTS Coupe, the latest example of Cadillac’s art and science design philosophy, takes classic 2+2 coupe design to new levels. conventional B-pillar, and by touch-pad operated doors that have removed the need for conventional handles. Wedge-shaped body lines rising toward the back lead to a striking rear view that includes a rear fascia pierced by a centreoutlet exhaust with twin

dihedral-shaped tips that are bracketed by mesh lower grilles. If you squint hard enough, you can trace the

heritage of the very modern signature vertical taillights, highlighted with LED light pipes, back to the Eldorados of the ‘60s.

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THE SWEEPING LINES, lowered roofline and aerodynamic style of the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.

An innovative centre highmounted stop lamp has been integrated nicely into the decklid spoiler. The 2011 CTS Coupe may feature classic 2+2 layout but there’s nothing dated about either quality or content when you slip into an interior bolstered with advanced technology and instrumentation. The gadget list includes: • 40-gig hard drive, including the ability to store music and pause-and-replay live radio • Pop-up navigation system • Adaptive forward lighting system • Bluetooth connectivity • Standard keyless access and smart remote start

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• Rear camera system • Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system with integrated iPod/MP3 capability. The long list of amenities compliment a driver-focused interior that includes hand-sewn accents covering the door, console and instrument panel trim. Seating is comfortable for two. As with any 2+2 coupe, think of the back seat as a place to throw your purse or briefcase, with occasional emergency seating utility for people you don’t like much anyway. For enhanced performance comfort, Recaro sport seats, previously exclusively offered on Cadillac’s V-Series model, will be offered on all CTS Coupe models as an option. The CTS Coupe harnesses a direct injected 3.6-litre V-6 rated at 304 hp @ 6400 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm. Fuel economy is estimated at 15.6/10.5L/100km (city/hwy) on regular octane gas. A six-speed manual transmission is standard along with an optional six-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control (and available steering wheel mounted shift buttons). Drivers can also choose either rear-wheeldrive (RWD) or all-wheeldrive (AWD). The 2011 CTS Coupe joins a wide selection of CTS choices that includes the CTS Sport Sedan, the 556-horsepower (415 kW) CTS-V and the recently-added CTS Sport Wagon. Coupes have always been the purest form of automotive design expression and it would be tempting to label the 2011 CTS Coupe as the jewel in the Cadillac crown. But we might have to reserve that for the upcoming CTS-V Coupe, a high-performance follow-up destined to debut at the Detroit Auto Show this January. No details yet but we can probably take cues from the CTS-V sedan and expect something similar to its 556 hp 6.2-litre V8 power and even more dramatic mesh-grilled, aerodynamically-skirted appearance package. Both the 2011 CTS and 2011 CTS-V Coupe versions will go on sale by early summer in the U.S., coming to Canada about a month later, probably by July or August of 2010, with Canadian pricing and packaging details released just before.


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MOTORING ▼ INDY PACE CAR

Chevrolet Camaro SS to pace 2010 Indy 500 Officials from Chevrolet and Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS as the Indianapolis 500 pace car at the Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum on Dec. 18. The 2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 pace car is a 21st century sports car that looks to the future with a nod to both the car’s and the race’s heritage. The first year for Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in 1967, the year the Camaro made its debut. Camaro has since paced the race

in 1969, 1982, 1993 and 2009. This year’s pace car features an Inferno Orange Metallic paint scheme with White Diamond rally stripes that travel from the front to the rear over the top of the body, as well as extending to the instrument panel. The design is a modern interpretation of the original rally stripe that debuted on the 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. “Chevrolet has done it again with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car, it is simply beautiful,” said Jeff Belskus, president and

CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. “The car’s tribute to ‘500’ history and its sports car feel will be a big hit with our fans, and it will look great leading the Indianapolis 500 field on Race Day.” This year’s pace car is equipped with a stock 400 hp 6.2L V-8, an RS appearance package and leather interior with Inferno Orange interior accents. The pace car also features unique design cues that further enhance the Camaro’s head-turning design. Starting with a V-

6-powered model, the Camaro is a budgetfriendly sports car that doesn’t sacrifice on performance. Despite recent economic challenges, the Camaro has overtaken its closest competitor to lead the regular sports car segment in sales for the last six months. Chevrolet sold more than 6,000 Camaros in each of these months. The public will get their first look at the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car when it makes its auto show debut at the Indianapolis Auto Show starting on Dec. 26.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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BMW Concept ActiveE another milestone toward CO2-free

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BMW introduces the ultimate Z4 BMW has announced that the Z4 sDrive35i is to be offered with an extra ‘s’. This range-topper sharpens the roadster’s sporting pedigree by offering an even higher level of performance and adds to its sleek, sporty looks with some extra styling touches. Premiering at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the new BMW Z4 sDrive35is gains an extra 34 hp over the standard car, taking output to 340 hp. The 3.0-litre six-

cylinder engine with its twin turbocharger technology and High Precision Direct Injection increases maximum torque to 330 lb/ft an extra 35 lb/ ft of torque available in the upper gears for extra power when overtaking. This is achieved by an extra short-time boost in turbo pressure. All of this extra power results in an improved 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds, down 0.3 seconds from the current Z4 sDrive35i, while top speed is electronicallylimited to 155 mph.

The BMW Z4 sDrive35is comes with BMW’s seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission as standard, allowing customers to take maximum advantage of this exceptional power plant. The gearshift response times have been accelerated for a more sporting gear change compared to the existing transmission. This gearbox is teamed with a launch control system which allows drivers to experience the maximum acceleration performance of the car with ease.

A Sports exhaust for enhanced engine breathing and tuned to make an exhilarating sound also features. The new exhaust system was specifically developed for the flagship Z4 and has special acoustic flaps and a modified silencer to ensure a lusty performance car sound. Adaptive M Sport suspension is standard for the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, giving a 10 mm lower ride height than the standard Z4 and comes with variable damper control for enhanced ride characteristics.

The BMW Concept ActiveE provides a taste of a purely electrically powered BMW. Focused on the requirements of practical use, the study is based on the BMW 1 Series Coupe and embodies the outstanding agility and characteristic driving pleasure of the 1 Series for the first time as part of an emissions-free drive concept. The BMW Concept ActiveE is the BMW Group’s second vehicle after the MINI E to be developed as part of the project. After the successful launch of the pilot project MINI E, the BMW

Group announces the development of another field test of electric vehicles for private and selected fleet users. The aim is to test the use of electric drive for everyday purposes in a vehicle which offers the driving pleasure which is characteristic of BMW automobiles. The specific features of the BMW Concept ActiveE include rearwheel-drive as is characteristic of BMW, a powerful drive system for dynamic acceleration maneuvers and a high level of efficiency to enable the vehicle to be used for purposes which go be-

yond urban mobility. On the way to achieving CO2 free mobility, the BMW Group continues to develop electric drive as an additional mainstay of BMW EfficientDynamics. Electric drive provides an additional option for a lasting form of individual mobility alongside the ongoing optimization of all models with a pure combustion engine, the market launch of BMW ActiveHybrid technology in serial production vehicles and the BMW Hydrogen 7 as evidence of the suitability of hydrogen drive for everyday use.

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While world-famous for its mustard and its wine, the medieval city of Dijon has the reputation of being the best-kept secret in France. About five centuries ago, Dijon was the capital of the vast Burgundy region that was ruled by dukes who made the city the center of arts and architecture. Dijon had about 23,000 residents at the time of the dukes, and it has grown to a population of about 150,000. It is a 90-minute train ride southeast from Paris and sits on the doorstep to Burgundy’s fabled grapegrowing region. The centre of the town once was enclosed by ramparts, which were torn down to make way for expansion. Five “places,” or town squares, linked by wide boulevards, are in the

location of the old walls, marking a circular route around the city. Cobblestone streets wide enough for a hay wagon still wind through the inner circle of town, leading to Dijon’s impressive displays of cathedrals, gardens, palaces, museums and gated town houses. The city’s centrepiece, the Palace of the Dukes, contains the Fine Arts Museum and looks out onto the expansive Liberation Square. The evening of my arrival in Dijon, I dined at one of its fine restaurants, then walked off dinner through the skinny streets. A misty drizzle dampened the cobblestones, which reflected the dim streetlights and added a sense of mystery to my shadowy stroll into the Middle Ages. The streets were clearly named at the beginning of each block, so a foldout map dispelled some of that mystery. Among my discoveries: Gnarly

gargoyles staring down from the facade of Notre-Dame Cathedral, built in the 13th century; the city’s version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, glowing in blue lights; a bartender in a black turtleneck who didn’t speak English but sang along with Ray Charles’ “Lonely Avenue” on the jukebox; and a McDonald’s restaurant with a line of customers at the walk-up window. Two other observations: One, the standard costume for the women of Dijon is skinny jeans or black tights, a dark sweater or jacket with a touch of color from a knit scarf or hat, and knee-high black leather boots. T wo, if your French is faulty, and your waiter knows little English, just order the “plat du jour.” It will be good. The next day, I joined a walking tour with guide Sherry Thevenot, who explained the city’s storied past. “All of French history starts here in Burgundy,” Thevenot said.

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TRAVEL ▼ NEW YORK CITY

Holiday-themed store windows are a Manhattan tradition Alan Behr CONTRIBUTOR

Although the times have challenged such New York holiday traditions as big bonuses and shopping extravagances, at least one tradition remains in place: the New York holiday window. Because they generally don’t live in private houses, Manhattanites do not do much in the way of decorating their own windows. When you live on the 18th floor, you don’t feel the need to rig festive lights for the benefit of passing pigeons or of neighbors who would just as soon like to believe that the two of you are not staring into each other’s windows. What window decorating goes on occurs largely in our commercial spaces, but it is a particularly localized phenomenon. Some of the world’s finest boutiques are on Madison Avenue, in the Upper East Side, but the stores tend to be modest in size, and because they collectively serve as the neighborhood general store, their holiday windows are restrained and emphasize the merchandise. It is the famous Fifth Avenue stores that, because they have big windows and big display budgets, and because they draw in the tourist trade, turn holiday window displays into a kind of multimedia performance—one in which merchandise takes second place to innovation. On the cusp between these neighbouring worlds is the flagship of Barneys New York, at Madison Avenue at 60th Street— right where you turn the corner for the Fifth Avenue stores. Barneys has come a long way from its days as a downtown discounter, but it has always tried to display a downtown aesthetic—a bit more cutting edge than the neighborhood to which it transplanted itself, the better to draw people off Fifth to have a look. This year, the windows celebrate the 35th anniversary of “Saturday

Night Live,” using large paper-mache dolls of SNL performers in memorable roles. An unscientific survey has shown uncharacteristically low interest among passers-by. Perhaps that is because the windows went up long before Thanksgiving, they don’t reference Christmas and they have a lowbudget look. And how many of us are old enough to remember the Coneheads and John Belushi as a killer bee? (Actually, I am…) Around the corner, at the apex of the shopping stretch on Fifth Avenue, is Bergdorf Goodman. (The store is owned by Dallas’s Neiman Marcus but maintains itself as a separate New York brand and holds to a New York aesthetic.) Bergdorf’s straddles the avenue at 59th Street, with women’s in the large building on the west side and men’s opposite. With its holiday windows, Bergdorf’s has achieved a tour de force this year. The windows in the women’s store are inspired by the prose and poetry of Lewis Carroll. The effect has correctly been described by David Hoey, the store’s director of visual presentation, is “psychedelic Victorian.” The best window is based on both Alice books and shows the figures from

a deck of playing cards as mannequins in a field of red, seemingly ready to launch themselves horizontally through the glass, onto the street. Small windows on the men’s side across the street are themed around a tie-in with the movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The best is an interior scene at the law offices of Badger, Beaver and Beaver, L.L.P., which does rather look the part, except that the animals in the scene are too well dressed to be lawyers. The corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue has, for many years, been the symbolic center of New York holiday shopping, by the clever addition annually of an enormous, illuminated snowflake stretched above the intersection. On the southeast corner is the Tiffany & Co. flagship, a big Art Deco mausoleum of a store with windows that are really transparent armor plate. One window is an 18th century doll’s house in white, with female figures abstractly rendered in paper. A couple of them rotate, the jewels that adorn them glistening as they are caught in the lights. The effect is as if peering into a snow globe that might have belonged to Louis XIV. Another window, using the same white-on-

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BEST Premium quality clean. Making u house proud. NuMaid,250-215-1073, 491-8177 METICULOUS Cleaning Lady excepting new clients in Kel. Wkly, Bi-Wkly, Monthly. Exc. refs. 250-215-2673 PERFECTIONIST. Do you want a good overhaul on your house? 1 time clean or reg clean, expert cleaner, 23yrs exp., call 250-861-6029 QUEEN OF SUPREME CLEAN. Detail focused, valuing honesty & integrity, specializing in houses, offices & move outs. Reduced rate for 1st time callers. 250-807-2299

Computer Services

12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137 12/7 MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520.

Contractors

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

Countertops

CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. YEAR END TAX CREDIT GRANITE SALE. 36SQ’ WITH UNDERMOUNT SINK, $2599. 250-870-1577, 763-8303 SHOWROOM: 1115 GORDON DR. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.


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Drywall

Lawn & Garden

Household Services

Moving & Storage

DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30+yrs exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588

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

HOME Appliances Service. All brands and models. Competitive service & prices. Phone 250-870-4535

DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’ One ton + 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282.

PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. SMALL TAPING jobs, texture ceilings, 30yrs exp. Phone Bob 250-718-3218 after 6pm

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Service/ additions / reno’s. Licensed, bonded & insured. 30yrs exp. Alan, 250-808-6595

Hauling & Salvage TRUCK for hire. Small hauls. Yard Waste, Small Moves, Boats, Etc. Call 250-864-0696

Heat, Air, Refrig.

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

FURNACE’S Fireplace’s Hot Water Tanks & Gas Fitting. Call Tony @ 250-863-8567

D. FRANCIS ELECTRICAL Ltd. Quality, Depenable Service Fully Ins., Lic#91625, 317-6843, 768-9967 (Msg)

SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767

JRS ELECTRIC: Fully licensed. From new builds & renos to service calls. Call today, 250-448-6510

KBM ENTERPRISES LTD. Commercial/Residential. Hot Tub/Heat Pump Connections Service Upgrades/ Service Calls Additions/Reno’s. Call KEN 250-317-3479 Lic#40170

Excavating & Drainage KRENNY’S EXCAVATING. Exc/bobcat serv., Sewer HU’s, UG Utils, Bsmts, Footings, Backfilling, Drvwys, Lndscp, Retaining Walls. Rubber track exc w/blade. Est’s, Fully Ins. Kory 451-9095, 869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lake Country

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

4 1 1 7 3 250-76

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1ST Class Floors. Quality installs of tile/hardwood/laminate Great Rates. Dave 826-6732

ACCREDITED Business. STRONG ROOTS FLOORING. BBB Lic’d & Ins’d. Custom Floor Re-finishing. Supply & Install Hrwd, Laminate, Cork And Tile. Rick, 250-808-7668

Home Improvements

Family Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Kitchen Cabinets UPGRADE YOUR KITCHEN & BATH Don’t replace reface. Get in before that tax credit expires. Fall & winter special for remainder of Dec. we will pay the tax and we will give you free hardware.

NORTH END Moving Services Local/Long Distance welcome, Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating

100% A-1 Satisfaction! RICKS PAINTING. $399. 3 room Special. Call Rick 250-863-2302

100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 863-9830 or 768-1098

Some restrictions apply.

KITCHEN PRO

ACRYLIC Tub Liners & wall installations. Tub to shower conversions. Renovations by Well Built Construction. Call 826-BATH (2284)

FAMILY Owned since 1974. NOW MY SON and DAUGHTER ARE LEARNING THE TRADE. 29 YEAR Tradesman Painter. Reasonable rates, insured, references. FREE estimates and Advice. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Ken! (250)717-7569 idealhomepainting@shaw.ca

778-753-5776 kpro.ca

ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187

BATHROOM RENO’S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189

FINISHING Carpentry. Framing, Drywall, Painting & more. Call 778-821-0104 INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms, 859-2787 KRAFTWORK Service Reno’s & Repairs. Prof. Workmanship Int./Ext, gordon@kraftworkservices.com No Job to Small Lic’d 718-5071 MARAINE Construction, 30 yrs. Exp. Complete Home Building/Reno’s.250-300-4657 Natural Wood Flooring Fir, Hemlock & Pine www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

Landscaping ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Xmas light set-up, fall clean up, pruning & irrigation b/outs 250-317-7773. 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

Machining & Metal Work

ROSTKA ENT. Ltd. Complete int/ext. reno’s. Carpentry, drywall, painting, bsmt, decks & more. Lic’d & Insured. BBB Accred. Call: Rob 878-8049. office 764-5449.

Lew Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hrdwd, Lam. Free est. Great rates. Lewis @ 317-6889 Work Guaranteed.

STUDZ RENOVATIONS Res. &, Comm., Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Tile, Drywall, Concrete, Decks, Additions, Painting. Journeymen, bonded, Ins’d. Ref’s. 250-317-8275

SPECIAL 15% OFF Carpet, Lino, Tile Installation, Restretching, Squeaky floors. We repair. Quality Work! Free Est. Jack 250-769-5716

WOODLAKE COUNTERTOPS. Counter-tops In-stock. Kitchen Cabinets. Cutting & Finishing Services. Flat lay & Cabinetry. 250-300-6980

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

APPLESTAR Painting Ltd. Affordable, Reliable, Quality. 24/7 Com/Res. Nick 870-1803

COLOR CONSULTATIONS. Interior Re-paints, Reno’s Custom Blinds, Diane 212-6128

Plumbing

✔✔✔✔ XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 ALL Service Work, Drain cleaning, Hotwater Tanks, Rocket Ross@ 808-7473

KOSKI PLUMBING, Heating & Gas Fitting. Gas fireplace service installs, hot water tank replacement, furnace service & replacement. Repairs, reno’s. Residential, commercial. Bonded & insured. Call Troy, 250-718-0209

Misc Services JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER Foundations, Framing & Finishing, 250-717-7043 Richard

RENOVATIONS New struction, reasonable 250-470-2475

Moving & Storage ✔

A GOLDENLINE Painting, Commercial/Residential, Interior/Ext. 604-716-9732 Collect.

Conrates!

Roofing & Skylights

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+/hr. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400

CCR Roofing. 20yrs Exp. Specializing in shake & asphalt reroofs. Free Est. Ask about government rebate. 769-8764

SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY RENOVATIONS

ROSTKA

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

FLOORING • Custom Floor Refinishing • Supply & Install of Hwd., Laminate, Cork & Tile • Samples to your door • BBB Accredited • Licensed & Insured Call Rick 250-808-7668

HEATING SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

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

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767

CARPENTRY

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

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

250-863-4418

PAINTERS

FINISHING CARPENTER • Renovations • Custom Furniture No jobs too small References Available Quality Workmanship Cliff Seymour @ 250-859-4222

HOME RENOVATIONS

Enterprises Ltd.

• Commercial Int & Ext. • Residential Int. & Ext. • New & Renovations Serving Summerland to Lake Country Call Nick 250-870-1803

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

BATHROOM RENOS Well Built Construction • Acrylic tub liners installed right over your old tub & tiles • Tub to shower conversions • Complete renovations #1-1255 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6R3

250-826-2284 www.well-built.ca

ROOFING Two Ply Torch On Systems • Asphalt Shingles • Tile Roofing • New & Re-roofs • Repairs/Maintenance • Guaranteed Workmanship

250-212-5996•250-808-5996 allproroofingltd@gmail.com

QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.

SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

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

MEMBER

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

PLUMBING

BAYSIDE PLUMBING & Gas Fitting

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated

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

EXCAVATING

KRENNYS EXCAVATING

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

ELECTRICAL

INTERIOR DESIGN

PLUMBING & HEATING

A & S Electric

COLOUR C O N S U LTAT I O N S

KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING

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

Special Savings On Custom Drapes, Blinds & Painting • Painting • Renovations

PLATINUM INTERIORS Diane 250-212-6128

Gas fireplace service installs, hot water tank replacement, furnace service & replacement. Repairs, reno’s. Residential, commercial. Bonded & Insured

Call Troy, 250-718-0209

SNOWPLOWING

ELECTRICIAN

SNOWPLOWING

KBM ENTERPRISES LTD.

MARAINE CONSTRUCTION

250-878-6092

Commercial/Residential. Hot Tub/Heat Pump Connections, Service Upgrades/Service Calls, Additions/Renos. Lic. #40170 Call Ken 250-317-3479

Call Martin @ 250-300-4657

& Removal. Truck, bobcat, dump trailer, commercial/residential, licensed, insured. Free Estimates!

. . LOOK

CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS Over 30 yrs. experience. Quality workmanship •Carpentry, Drywall, Framing, Tiling, Cabinet, Deck, Plumbing, Flooring, etc. •Mobile workshop

ELECTRICAL

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

250-768-9967 250-317-6843

DECK & RAIL KELOWNA DECK & RAIL

Servicing the Okanagan for 12+ yrs. Vinyl & Modular decking. Aluminum picket, glass & topless railing.

Call George 250-878-2483

SNOW CLEARING Residential Snow Removal • Driveways, walkways, sand & de-icing Call Ryan @ Vantage Point

250-469-1288

at these great businesses for all your

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Rubbish Removal #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 kelownajunkremoval.com

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LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 ✔✔✔ 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 www.thatguysworktruck.com

250-575-5383 All JUNK Removal, Yard Waste, Dump Runs, Call Ryan @ 250-469-1288 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

Snowclearing AFFORDABLE Snow Plowing. Bobcat with 8’ bucket. Res/ Comm. Call 250-801-2704

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Snow plowing, sanding, comm snow blower. Ins’d. 979-8033

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com

Snowclearing

Feed & Hay

SNOW REMOVAL

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

JOHN Deere 855 Compact 4x4, 24hp, diesel tractor, garage kept, mint cond. 347hrs., loader, snow blower, & 7’ rear blade. $19,500. 250-464-6756

Pets

Firearms

BEAUTIFUL Himalayan Kitten, male, ready to go, home raised. 250-469-3172 BEAUTIFUL miniature poodle cross puppies, ready to go this week, 1M & 1F left. $550. 250-878-5928 BLACK Labrador Retrievers, ready to go now $325. 250-375-0061 leave msg. BULLMASTIF puppies 5 females left $999 250-573-7529 GERMAN Shephard, 5mos old, purebred. Call 250-3179716 Lab pups, 3 yellow, 2 choc., 1 Bichon X Shih-Tzu & 1 Pappillon X Shih-Tzu, inoc., vet ✔. 250-547-9224 PUG BOSTON BULL X Vet checked, 1st shots, family raised. $600/ea. Ready for Christmas. Male & female, blk or tan 250-558-4806 Vernon PURE Border Collie male pup, 13 weeks. Second vet & microchip, will be registered. Best offer to go for xmas 250-765-0267. TRINITY SHEPERDS Long haired & high bred pups. See Kijiji Vernon 250-547-9763

RUSSIAN SKS’s - Special Selection, cleaned, oiled & inspected, $299. Ammo - 1120 RDS-Case $195. Weber & Markin, The Okanagans Professional Gunsmiths for over 25 yrs. 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna, (250)762-7575

Okanagan Snow Removal is able to meet all your winter needs: Parking lots, Fire lanes, Sidewalks, Sanding and De-icing. Being in business for 16 years allows us to offer the lowest prices Guaranteed! For a free estimate call Jon @ 250-300-9225

Sundecks KELOWNA Deck & Rail. Serving the OK for 12yrs. Vinyl decking & railings 878-2483

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

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Penguin Mfg.

860-7805 Kelowna 493-5706 Penticton

Tree Services FULL Tree Service Expert, Certified Faller. 18yrs Exp. (250)765-3577, 250-801-0193 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured.

Appliances * WEEKLY SPECIALS Kitchen-Aide Mixers from $199.99. 18cuft Fridges from $299.99. 7cuft Freezers $249.99. Selling scratch & dent Brand names you can trust. Prices that can’t be beat. Come in & check us out. SMART CHOICE LIQUIDATORS. 3124 30th Ave, Downtown Vernon 250-549-5010. Unit #4-2720 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, 250-712-9855.

Farm Equipment 83 95hp JD 2950 loader tractor, dual, forks, bucket, clean, in good cond. (250)546-6084

Farm Equipment

Flea Markets Rutland Centennial Hall Flea Market, every Sun 8am-1pm. Call LENN 765-6516. Full breakfast available

Free Items 14’ Trampoline, 10 in 1 Air Hockey/Foseball Tbl. 1 LazyA-Boy space saver chair, Arm Chair (Burgandy) assted toys (ages 3-6). 250-862-5760 P/U before 25th.

Firewood/Fuel

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DRY FIR FIREWOOD CUT, SPLIT & DELIVERED. $150. HEAPING 3/4 TON TRUCK LOAD (A CORD) SEASONED. 250-317-4003 ✔ ✔✔ Jackpine @ $140/cord, Ponderosa Pine, $125/cord. Split & Del. Sm. Loads avail. 762-5469 Jim. A Full size Truck load of Guaranteed dry Jack Pine. Delivered 2/3 cord $100. 707-0593. Clean, barkless, Douglas Fir, split, 1/2 cord, $75 incl tax. Call Shoreline Pile Driving @ (250)769-7694. FIREWOOD For Sale. $135/cord, 4”Hx4”W, 8’L plus delivery from W. Kelowna to Peachland, Winfield & Big White area. Vic 250-979-1598, 250-801-5085 GARAGE Stored Fir & Pine mix, $90. pick-up load delivered. 250-575-4574

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD For Sale. $135/cord, 4”Hx4”W, 8’L plus delivery from W. Kelowna to Peachland, Winfield & Big White area. Vic 250-979-1598, 250-801-5085

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1250-550-6648, 250-550-6647

Shop from home! BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microfiber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 TOTAL Office Christmas Sale! -Blowout Prices! NEW Student Tables Only $79-$89! LikeNew 2, 4, 5 Drawer Vertical/Lateral Filing Cabinets Starting at Only $89! NEW 6 FT Folding Resin Tables Only $59! NEW Task Chairs and Exec. Chairs Up to 60% Off! Like-New Wood Bistro Table+4 Wood Stools Only $295! Incredible Looking New Bar Stools Reg. $239 Now Only $99! Like New Guest Chairs $5! White Folding Chairs Only $5! Please Ask Us about Our Instant Office/Divider Pannel Systems. Hurry! Call us today 250-717-1626 and ask for Adam, or Nicole. Please Visit our Kelowna Showroom at 420 Banks Road.

Jewels, Furs

Misc. for Sale

I Want to buy your unwanted GOLD & SILVER & COINS! Local Collector looking for Gold & Silver & Coins. Up to 95% of spot price. Local Buyer 250-300-6622.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS Best Price. Best Quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com PICK-UP TRUCK TOOL BOXES and TRUXEDO TRUCK BED COVERS. Lowest prices in Canada guaranteed when you buy online at www.cap-itonline.com STEEL BUILDINGS. End of year Factory Blowout Specials. Call for size. Can Construct. CAN/CSA A660-04 Mfg Cert. www.scg-grp.com Source# 18X. 888-898-3091

Misc. for Sale 7 HORSE 2 Stage snow blower in very good running cond. $350. (250) 546-3174

ATTENTION NEW PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS OF 2009!

Musical Instruments

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

Sporting Goods

SHOTGUN AMMO SPECIAL. 250 Rds 12ga #8 shotgun shells + 135 orange clay targets, $99 taxes incl, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575

Stereo / DVD / TV Make a keepsake for your baby book by telling your community about the birth of your little bundle of joy in The Capital New’s

Heavy Duty Machinery

BABIES OF 2009 FEATURE !

FORKLIFTS: Cat Triple Mast, side shift, propane, cushion tire $2950.; Cat 4000lb., pneu. tires, $3850.; Towmotor $1850.; Clark 5000lb., propane $3850.; Clark GPS 5000lb. triple mast, side shift, propane, pneu. tire, $6850. ; Yale 4000lb., propane $2950.; Yale 4000lb., triple mast, side shift, propane $6850.; Hyster 5000lb., triple mast, pneu. tires, propane $4850. Generator Sets: Perkins 40kw $6500. & Cat 3304 DIT 125kw. 250-861-9171, 250-762-4883

to run Sunday January 17th! Deadline is Mon. Jan. 11th Book a 2 col x 2” space for $67+tax or a 2 col x 4” space for $120.60+tax Call 250-763-7114 or email classified@kelownacapnews.com

HAND Crafted Snow Shoes, $250. Electric Snow Shovel $50. Micron Medalic Skates size 10 $30, Transformer 220-460V $1200. 768-4792

TAKE 2 VIDEO. 101-1100 Lawrence Ave. 250-762- 3448. Mondays: 7 older rentals for 7days/$7 tax incl. Over 7000 movie/game title in stock.

$100 & Under

2 225/60R14, steel rims, good cond., Dunlop winter power 60 M&S. $100. 250-769-8219 60 New 4 cube moving boxes $100 or buy in smaller amounts. ph (250)707-2123 80 New 2 cube moving boxes. $100 or buy in smaller amounts. ph (250)707-2123 EASY Chair in good cond. $100.obo. 250-764-2161 STUDENT Desk, mahogany, locking drawer, $35. 250-764-4298 SWIVEL Rocker/Recliner, blue, good cond. $100.obo. 250-764-2161

SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY JUNK REMOVAL

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 kelownajunkremoval.com 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

TREE REMOVAL

BATHROOMS

MOVING

LANDSCAPING

SNOW REMOVAL & EXCAVATING

BATHROOM North End Moving ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD TREMBLAY’S Book now for landscape projects, EXCAVATING LTD. Services RENOVATIONS • Plowing & sanding retaining walls, fall cleanup, .

GEMINI BATHS 250-862-6991 WWW.KELOWNABATHROOMS.COM

PAINTING

RENOVATIONS

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

STUDZ RENOVATIONS

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

Christmas Light Setup.

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

250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca

PLUMBING

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

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

CARPENTRY PLUMBING DRYWALL ELECTRICAL TILE WORK CONCRETE KITCHEN CABINETS

250-317-8275

Call Clint, 250-575-3839

FLOORING

CARPENTRY

PLUMBING

ROOFING

Lew Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hardwood, Laminate. Free estimates. Great rates. Lewis @ 317-6889 Work Guaranteed.

WESTSIDE BASED

ROCKET ROSS

CCR ROOFING 20 YRS. EXP.

LICENCED, INSURED

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER Available for Framing and Finishing, Garages, Decks, Renovations & Additions. Flooring, 25 ysrs. experience, licensed & insured.

Plumbing & Irrigation Services 250-808-PIPE(7473)

Call Richard 250-717-7043

rocketplumbing@shaw.ca

Power Drain Cleaning Hot Water Tank Repair & Removal All Service Work Set Rates

RENO/REPAIRS CONSTRUCTION

XCEL PLUMBING KRAFTWORK SERVICES

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

• Comm snowblower • Trucks w/plows & bobcats • Landscaping CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500

Professional Workmanship Carpentry, Drywall, Painting, Plumbing, Additions, Tiles, Decks, Bathrooms etc. No Job Too Small

250-718-5071

gordon@kraftworkservices.com

765-6898

Weninger CONSTRUCTION

In business since 1989 Licensed & insured

COUNTERTOPS RUBBISH REMOVAL WOODLAKE COUNTER-TOPS

PHONE BOB

COUNTERTOPS IN STOCK

250-765-2789

Specializing in shake & asphalt re-roofs. Free estimates. Ask about government rebate.

KITCHEN CABINETS

Call 250-769-8764

250-300-6980

CUTTING & FINISHING SERVICES, FLAT LAY & CABINETRY

anytime

YARD CLEAN-UPS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL OGO-GROW & BARK MULCH DELIVERY APPLIANCE PICK UPS-RECYCLE

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

CALL TODAY TO BOOK YOUR SPACE


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$200 & Under BOYS Single Captains Bed for sale. Hardly used, $110 obo. (250)762-7802 Ask for Chris COMPUTER System, WIN XP, Internet ready, excellent condition, $200. 869-2363 Kel

$300 & Under COMPUTER LAPTOP, WIN XP, internet, excellent condition, $300. 250-869-2363 (Kel)

Acreage for Sale KELOWNA west,5 fully serviced lots,72x120 partial view,build immed,Ken 6046574923 Jim 6043073923 Jimmygee@shaw.ca

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Acreage SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop. $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres. $800.000. 15.9 acres. $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1000SQ.FT 2bdrm apt. near golf course, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, gas f/p, skylight, 5-appl. very clean, covered & uncovered prkg. sm. pet ok, $1200/mo. Avail. Feb 1. (250)306-2139 1BD +den, New, golf comm. in Quail, wd insuite, pool/ht/gym, Avail. Immed., ns, $900.mo 250-864-6273, 250-878-4343 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Culteral district, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $760. Ask about signing bonus avail for Nov. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 1 BDRM & 2 BDRM: DW, W/D hook-ups. Spectacular lakeviews. Award winning gardens. 1/2 block to Gyro beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & ďŹ tness center. $960-$995. No pets. 3195 Walnut St. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 1BDRM apartment, short walk to Capri Mall, all appl., 55+, np, ns, newly painted, $750mo. Call 250-860-6075 2BD apartment avail immed in quiet complex on Lakeshore Rd. $925 incl utils. Lndry facilities on site. Call 250-860-4666 and ask about move in incentives for Deccember & January

Apt/Condo for Rent 2BD Full lwr. ďŹ&#x201A;r. of house, Westbank, new renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carpet & paint, lg. priv. fncâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. yrd. $775. Gary (250)768-4383 2 BDRM & 1 BDRM: New reno, SS, granite, DW, W/D. Spectacular lakeviews. Award winning gardens. 1/2 block to Gyro beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & ďŹ tness center. $960-$1220. No pets. 3195 Walnut St. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 2 BDRM 2 BATH: Deluxe top ďŹ&#x201A;oor suite, spectacular lakeviews, vaulted ceiling, 600 sqft balc, FP, walk-in closet, ensuite, DW, W/D. Award winning gardens. 1/2 block to Gyro Beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & ďŹ tness centre. $1375-$1495. No pets. 3195 Walnut St. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 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 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 br 2 bthr new quality condo in desirable Old Glenmore, Check www.centrepointkelow na.com, near Apple Bowl, Parkinson Rec, Downtown, cycl/walk route, Kel G & C Club & Orchard Park, top ďŹ&#x201A;oor quiet side with nice mtn view, 11 ft c, granite ct, 6 SS appls, fp, tile and carpet, storage, sec ug heated parking, no smokers, small pet ok, good deal to right tenants at 1200 + util, avail Feb 1st., 250-765-7170. ACROSS Fr. OK College, 2bd 2ba, separated by living/dinning rm., kit & laundry, secure prkng., ns, $1100.mo. + $550dd, 864-4713 & 769-4713 AVAIL Dec 1, new 2bd, 2bth, geo-thermal, 6appl, walk to DT, secure ug prking, locker, $1250+power. 250-212-4972, 250-765-2517 DOLPHINS, Avail. Jan. 1st, 2bd., 2ba, 6appl., f/p, np, ns, $1300. 250-717-1961 JAN. 15th-Mission 2bed +den, 2bth. w/pool, gym, restaurant, etc. in bldg. Great layout & like new. Convenient 1st ďŹ&#x201A;. w/o to patio by the creek. Secure u/g prking. Asking $1400./mo. Call Trish 250-215-0007 NEWER 2 bed/2bath condo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lake Country $1075 ns/np close to amenities, bus route 6 appl, 1 u/g parking & storage. Gym, Pool, Hottub, Lounge Avail Immed 250-550-0399

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Apartment Furnished NEW Furnished bsmt suite in the Mission; close to H20 Rec facilities. 2 bdrms, kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry. $900 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities and internet. Avail Jan1 No parties, no smoking, no pets. 250-317-4874 or davegeri@shaw.ca

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Duplex / 4 Plex 1&2BD. Near downtown. Utils incl, WD, prking, NP, NS. $725-$925. 250-878-0136 2BD 1/2 duplex for rent, avail immed. New paint, shared lndry, $950+DD. Downtown location. 250-878-8291 or 250-979-1506 3BD +fam. rm. 2 full baâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. completly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, Rutland Avail. Now, Henry 712-0564 4-PLEX in Orchard, 1 units 2bd avail immed. $850mo incl utils & dd. 250-863-9737 AVAILABLE Jan 1. 2 bdrm, 1 ba half duplex. Acreage close to all amenities, new H20 Center & College. Fp, Hdwd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 5 appl. N/S. Monthly Rent is $1195.00 Phone 778-478-0030 or 250-215-0030 or email at pdshorton@gmail.com JAN 15/Feb 1. Lower Duplex, 2bd, 1000sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 4appl, sep ent, yard & prking, $950 incl utils. 250-765-3642 TWO 2bdrm upper units in central Wbank. One AVAIL NOW, another avail Jan 1. Both renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d with 5 new appls W/D Prkg NS/NP $850 +utils Rob, 250-767-6330

Homes for Rent 1BD Cabin, f/s, w/d, woodstove, $850.mo. Avail. Jan.1. 250-765-1646 & 250-808-5354 1BD Cottage, very quiet, in park-like setting along Mission Crk. KLO area, sing. prof. pref. 1 person only, ns, ndogs, cat?, $795.mo. +pwr, 250-762-6627 2BDRM House cls. to everything downtown $1050+utils. fs/wd,861-1148, 250-317-1864

Homes for Rent 2-BEDROOM, 5-Appliances, Garage, Patio, $1100 OR 3Bedroom, 5-Appliances, Garage, Patio, Pet OK, $1400. Free Sample Search. 250-860-1961 - Register Online www.homeďŹ nders.ca 3-$700. OFF 4th Month Rent. Are You between houses? Save yourself all the packing by renting a large, furnished & outďŹ tted suite or house with all utilities, phone & internet setup. Available for short-term leases. Secluded street with fabulous view in Lakeview Heights, $1085 - $2475/mo. 250-764-6135 3BD. 1ba. Clean & Bright, updated, for quiet tenants. NS, NPtys, NP, share laundry, appl. incl., SpringďŹ eld/Hollywood Rd. area. $1100. Call 250-448-2503 3BD 2bath, top ďŹ&#x201A;r house, Rutland, close to bus, 1600 sqft, school & Macs store, Avail. Now. ns, np, $1200+utils. 250-575-0940 3BD in Rutland, $1350 incl utils. Dec 1. 1.5bth, DW, FS, natural gas FP, shrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lndry, BI Vac, covâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d deck, carport, lrg backyard, ug irrigation, close to amens, NP, NS. 215-1182 3 BDRM 1.5 BATH: W/D, large yard, carport, shed. 1/2 block to beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Pet OK. $1395+utils. 370 Meikle. 250-762-3455 3BDRM GLENROSA Area. $1575mo+utilities. Available Jan 1st. NO PETS. 250-8699788 or 250-491-3345 3BDRM, WinďŹ eld area, $1550 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Dec 1 or sooner. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 4BD, 2ba, Duplex w/2bd. suite, share/inlaws/friends, $1695. 250-860-6995 COZY 2bd house, Rutland, 5appl, avail now, $1100+utils. 250-469-1566/250-469-5500 EXCEPTIONAL, quiet, desirable Mission, close to lake, 2.5bdm, mature couple/seniors. Long-term, NS, ND, NP. $1200+utils. Excellent references. 764-1237 lve msg LAKESHORE: West Kelowna, 2 bdrm, dbl garage, hot tub, gym, exercise rm, pool, int., sat., fully furnished. $1500 incl utils. (250)863-1544. RENT or Rent-to-Own with $20,000.downpymnt. Westside Rd/LaCasa. 2bdrm+den cottage/home Av. now. F/P, lrg deck, garage, w/d, 30mins. to Kelowna, $1200. +utils. ns/np. 250-769-0980

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Shared Accommodation JAN. 1st. unfurnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 1bd., Lg. living rm. dwnstrs., share kit/bath upstrs., $400.+utils 250-864-0056, 778-436-9027 ROOM 4 rent, must have refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. gym, games room, $450-$500/mo. 250-575-0741

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1BD 1Ba +Den $775. Upper Mission, nice, lvl entry, newer home, priv ent & lndry, quiet prof. NS, NP. 250-764-8854 1BD. Bsmt. ste. Cent. Rutland, f/s, wireless, shared laundry, incl. util/sat. tv. ns, np, $725. Avail. now. 250-765-7303 1 BDRM Bsmt suite, close to DT & bus, incl. F/S, W/D, NS, NP, quiet, responsible tenant., recently updated. $725/mo incl utils. Jan 1st. (250)860-7694, 763-1222, 212-9542 1-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio, $700 Including Utilities, Cable & Internet OR 2-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Fireplace, $800 Including Utilities. 250-860-1961 Register Online. www.homeďŹ nders.ca 2BD 1ba, (new home),NS, NP, near UBCO & bus rtes & all schools, YMCA, a/c, $850. incl util. 250-765-6867 & 864-1435 2BD bsmt suite avail. Rutland area. $800 incl utils. NS, NP. Call 250-864-7404 2BD. DT/Bankhead, $750. incl. utils. f/s, shared w/d, & bckyrd., Avail. now. 491-1088. 2BD in Glenmore area with garage. View. WD, responsible female. $750. 769-0661 2BDRM, 1bth Suite in new home(WinďŹ eld). 4appl, near university, priv entry & patio. Own laundry, NP, NS.Jan.1st. $1000incl utils. (250)869-4542 2BDRM suite in Rutland area, $900 utils incl. NP, close to school. Dec 15. 250-317-9489 2 bdrm suite, N. Rutland, incl cbl, ac, elec. & lndry. N/S, N/P, near school & bus. Avail. Now, $950/mo 765-7619 Kim, 250-859-6379. 2BD. suite, bright & spacious, ground ďŹ&#x201A;r., N. Glenmore, $1200.mo. Util/sat. incl. Shared W/D, sep. ent., nr. bus/school/shops/park, np, ns, nprtys, Avail. now. call (250)448-5363, 250-215-1378 AVAIL immed. 2bd, 1bth, daylight suite, Glenrosa, 4 appl incl, NS, NP, $700 incl utils. Ann, after 6pm 250-861-4952 NEAR UBCO/Airport. Bright, clean, 2bd, FS, WD. NS, NP, DD. $900 incl utils. 801-8542 QUIET Atmosphere, Avail. now. 2Bd. w/carport & storage, behind Plaza 33, ns, nprtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, np, seniors or working only. Incl. 5appls. $930. +utils. +dd. 250-451-9923 SELF contained and private 1 Bedroom walkout basement suite; 1200 sq ft; Living Room with wood burning ďŹ replace, Dining Room; Private entrance; Private laundry; Storage room; Off-street parking; Patio with lake view; 5 appliances; Non Smoker; $950 per month; $450 Damage deposit; Central air, cable and Utilities included; Available 17 Jan 2010; Located right across the bridge on the Westside in an established quiet residential area (West Kelowna Estates); minutes from downtown Kelowna; Contact at 769-5378 or jroxin@shaw.ca SPACIOUS 3BDRM, gas FP, laundry, garden setting w/lakeview, WinďŹ eld. NS, NP. $1200 utils incl. School-bus route. Avail now. 250-717-6910

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1427 Athans Crt. 1bd. priv. ent. sundeck, cls to downtown, $650.all incl.+dd ($250), 1 working man, 250-762-7275 1BD, Small, f/s, w/d, best suited 1 person, $600. incl. utils. Avail. Jan. 1. 250-491-2127 2BD 1ba, 4appl., nr. Plaza 33, small pets ok, cls. to bus/ shops, $800. 250-862-9429 2BD legal suite, Avail. Also 1BD. Avail. Dec. 22nd, DT area. 250-878-9672, 250-868-3632 2BDRM suite avail soon, lndry incl, NS, NP. $800. Call 250-718-6505 3-$700. OFF 4th Month Rent. Are You between houses? Save yourself all the packing by renting a large, furnished & outďŹ tted suite or house with all utilities, phone & internet setup. Available for short-term leases. Secluded street with fabulous view in Lakeview Heights, $1085 - $2475/mo. 250-764-6135


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1997 GMC Safari, AWD van, 2 sets of alloys along w/Blizzaks on rims, very reliable, fully equipped, Priced to sell $3900. Mark 250-306-9479. 1999 SLE GMC, 2500, 3rd door, long box, new windshield, winter tires, 379,000 kms, this vehicle has been well maintained. $7,000. obo. 778-475-0521 Vernon. 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, viper alarm, 5.7L Hemi, 270K, $11,000 obo. (250)308-6302 2007 Ford Ranger, 4WD ext.cab, 27,612kms, $14,000. Dealer #9133. 250-308-8950

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OUR CARS LAST! 1986 Corvette Indy Pace caar, 5.7L w/a 4 plus 3 standard trans. Red int/ext w.white top. 36,500 org kms. This car shows almost like new. Always garage kept and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen winter driving conditions. 1997 BMW 3281 Convertible w/hardtop. Silver w/blk leather & blk hard soft top, 85,000 miles auto. The car has after market 20â&#x20AC;? wheels. Asking $15,900. 1992 Mercedes SL 500 white w/blue soft top and gray int. This car is a Canadian Mercedes w/100,500kms. Asking $16,900. 2002 Cobalt 226 bow rider, white & blue, 150hrs, 6.2L Mercruiser Bravo one. Asking $29,900. Call 250-769-2131, 250-300-9393 1991 PONTIAC TEMPEST 4dr auto. Decent shape, good tires, perfect winter car. New brakes. Needs trunk latch.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen eat to celebrate When I’m searching the memory banks to put together the menu for a special meal, such as for New Year’s Eve, I tend to come up with dishes that feature either seafood or lamb. While chicken is perhaps the most versatile protein around, followed closely by pork, they just aren’t what I think of when I’m thinking celebration. Beef, on the other hand, is a meat I sometimes crave, and when I do, nothing else will substitute. This lamb dish is definitely something special, with an unusual combination of ingredients, but fantastic flavour, and it could easily be the basis for a New Year’s Eve meal. But the star of this show is the bocconcini skewers which made a dramatic entrance at my friend’s birthday party this fall in the hands of a guest. What a fun gift for the hostess, and an edible one at that! When I was younger, I quite enjoyed going out for New Year’s Eve dinner with friends, although I liked to get home in time to ring in the new year there. Now, home is where I like to celebrate the birth of the new year, especially surrounded by a few special friends and loved ones, warmed by good food and drink. It’s an evening of reminiscing and of dreaming; of looking back over the year, and the years, that were and envisioning some of what may come. Here’s wishing that your 2010 will be even better than your 2009 was.

JUDIE STEEVES / CAPITAL NEWS

Savoury Beer-Braised Lamb Loosely based on a Morrocan tagine, this is a delectable and warming way to serve lamb. Ladle it over a simple bulgur pilaf or brown rice. Mission Hill’s Five Vineyards Pinot Noir would be a good match with this, with its slightly spicy overtones. 2 lb. (1 kg) lamb stew meat 1 tsp. (5 ml) coarse sea salt 1 tsp. (5 ml) freshly cracked black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) smoked paprika 1 tsp. (5 ml) cumin powder 1 tbsp. (15 ml) flour 1 onion 3 garlic cloves 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh rosemary 2 tsp. (10 ml) fresh thyme 1 tsp. (5 ml) tarragon 1 1/2 c. (355 ml) beer 2 tbsp. (30 ml) honey 2 stalks celery

Pre-heat oven to 325 F. You may purchase a boneless lamb roast and make your own stew meat by trimming it of fat and cutting it up into half-inch pieces. Sprinkle lamb with spices and flour and toss together in a piece of paper or a bowl. Heat a drizzle of oil in a deep frypan or pot with a lid, which can be put into the oven. Brown lamb, then transfer it to a bowl. Meanwhile, chop onions and celery and mince garlic and herbs. Add another drizzle of oil to the pan or pot and cook onions over medium heat until soft, then add garlic. Pour in beer and honey and add minced herbs and celery, then return the meat to the mix. Combine well and bring to bubbling before covering and baking for at least an hour, or until lamb is tender. If necessary, return to the stove and simmer with the lid off until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Serves 4-6.

Nancy's Tomato, Basil & Bocconcini Skewers These spectacular-looking skewers are fantastic party food because they’re simple to make and quite tasty, but they’re also not as rich as many party appetizers are. They’re a delightful, fresh-tasting contrast to some of the other offerings on the buffet table. This also makes a great centrepiece—one that disappears as dinner goes on. 15 bocconcini balls 30 fresh leaves of basil 30 baby plum tomatoes 30 long wooden skewers pot of grass (plastic will do)

Bocconcini are small rounds of fresh mozzarella, a semi-soft, unripened, mild-flavoured cheese. Cut them in half and pull the leaves from stalks of basil. Any kind of small tomatoes will work for this. Just skewer a tomato, a basil leaf and a little ‘hat’ of cheese and arrange the skewers among the grass, or some other low-growing plant. Guests can just pluck their skewer out and nibble away—if they don’t mind ruining your centrepiece. Serves 30.

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

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


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