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WEST KELOWNA drivers on Highway 97 are urged to keep an eye out for traffic controllers at the Nancee Way intersection.

SKI CROSS RACER Kelsey Serwa winning gold medals in the 2011 world ski freestyle championships was one of many local athletes making their mark over the past 12 months.

SHAREN MARTENY gives us her annual list of the key things that seniors and their families or caregivers need to know.

JANE MUSKENS says the economic challenge ahead is a chronic labour skills shortage.

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KIA ROBERTSON’S creative way to get her daughter to eat vegetables has earned her family a trip to the Golden Globe awards A29 ceremony.

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KETS THE KELOWNA ROC roster elected not to make any Hockey changes at the Western on line League trade dead the team Monday afternoon as ion race is locked in a tight divis for playoff spots.

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here did the past year go? It is a refrain we often say within the context of our busy lives, wondering how time can fly by. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were welcoming in 2011, wondering what the next 12 months would bring to our lives and to our communities. Well, that time has passed and with it has come and gone a myriad of events, both sad and happy, about achievement and loss, that made an impact on the Central Okanagan. Today, we begin a two-part series, taking our annual look back at what made news in the Capital News pages over the past year, starting with January to June in today’s issue, and continuing with July to December in our Dec. 29 issue.

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ALISTAIR WATERS says the good or bad legacy of outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell will be shaped by future historians.

SINGER Aaron Gordon’s day job as a registered nurse was the ďŹ rst step in his vision to both travel the world and help him get established as a musician. Now he’s launched his debut CD, called Blush.

IT MIGHT not feel like it with the cold temperatures predicted for the Okanagan this week, but Maxine DeHart has one suggestion to look for ideas to spruce up your backyard this spring.

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will return to normal— Buddy Tavares is hoping life of possibility now that realm and it all seems within the away and formal apololegal battles have been squared gies issued. be back in six “I’m going back to Mexico‌I’ll told a group of reporters outweeks,â€? the Kelowna man a Crown prosecutor had just side the courthouse where the charge of careannounced his office was droppingcient evidence to get insuffi less use of a firearm, due to a guilty verdict. point for an outcry Tavares, who became a rallying Jan. 7 after he was kicked against Mountie misconduct arrest, conceded to a fireto in the face while submitting at the same sitting. arms ban for the next 18 months It was the second dose of good news he received that day. Earlier in the morning B.C.’s top cop made the unusual move HOW MANY of flying into Kelowna to PEOPLE DOES meet with the 51-year-old Tavares and apologize. (DEPUTY “I’m the commanding COMMISSIONER) officer for B.C. At times FLY IN TO MEET? IT when there’s (an) inciWAS GOOD. dent of this serious nature, Buddy Tavares it demands attention from the very highest level,â€? Peter Hourihan. said RCMP Deputy Commissioner down for a coffee, said Tavares, who said the two sat “How many people he was satisfied with the meeting. fly in to meet?â€? he said. “It does (deputy commissioner) was good.â€? the apology are unusual, While the circumstances of the way it captured case in so too has been the Tavares the attention of the country. kicking him in Video of Const. Geoff Mantlerto arrest went viral the head while he was submitting the incident occurred. In through YouTube, hours after formed and thousands of was no time a Facebook group transpired. Canadians weighed in on what two rallies that Ensuing public outrage prompted police brutality. have dealt with the topic of for the video footage used Tavares has been grateful “he wouldn’t have a in the public outcry as he believes his way. hopeâ€? if the lens hadn’t panned everything that’s hapBut he also pointed out that

Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

One of the companies burned out following last summer’s massive Stewart Centre fire has filed court documents alleging negligence on the part of the fire department, but Kelowna’s fire chief says the allegation has “no

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• Kelowna’s new fire chief, Jeffrey Carlisle, started work in his new job, moving here from his post as chief in Vernon. • The Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative put its north end Kelowna packinghouse up for sale, along with other strategically-placed facilities in downtown Summerland and on the lakefront in Naramata, due to shrinkage in the industry It amounted to more than $20 million worth of real estate. • Plans to switch to a semester system at Kelowna secondary school enraged parents at the school because they said there was no consultation. • Only one person in B.C. was found with West Nile Virus in the previous year, said health officials. The infected person was in the Central Okanagan, but the valley’s climate isn’t favourable to the species of mosquito that’s most likely to carry the virus. It’s a disease of birds that can be passed on to humans. • An American couple were caught smuggling 83 one-pound packages of cocaine over the border in a hidden compartment of their minivan. Scott and Diane Powers were charged with importing and possession to traffic. • Tolko Industries closed its Kelowna veneer plant permanently. The plywood plant closed in January, 2007. The sawmill operation wasn’t affected. • RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler was suspended from the force while an investigation into an allegation of him using excessive force was launched. He was caught on video kicking Buddy Tavares in the face during his arrest, following a complaint about shots being fired. • A surprise dump of 30 cm of snow fell on Kelowna overnight, although only four to six were forecast. • Kelowna planned to sell some waterfront properties in a Pandosy neighbourhood for development, got some area residents up in arms. • Cleanup of the chemical spill into Mill Creek during the fire in the Stewart Building cost $4 million, but no long-term environmental effects were found. • Kelowna’s Advisory Planning Commission heard from people opposed to development of waterfront property in the south Pandosy area, prompting them to recommend against a staff proposal to sell part of the city’s property, while developing the rest of it as park. • A ban on smoking in Kelowna city parks was announced to come into effect Feb. 1, bring-

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KELOWNA ROCKET S forward Shane McColgan (left) is drawing a critical eye from NHL scouts as he now sits 102nd on the player rankings.

COMMUNITY THE CANADIAN ITALIAN Club in Kelowna is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the club’s founding in Kelowna.

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WHAT DOES racism look like in Kelowna? A group UBC Okanagan students of launched a new magazinehave that explores that topic, called White Uncovered.

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OPINION COLLABORATIVE leadership can be a positive catalyst for change to the greater good of a community.

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Buddy Tavares came back from Mexico early in the hopes of seeing the police officer charged with assaulting him, face to face for the first time since the incident that led to the charge took place in January. But he’ll have to wait another two weeks to attempt that meeting with Const. Geoffrey Mantler, after the officer’s court cases were dealt with ear-

ly at the Kelowna courthouse Tuesday afternoon. Mantler, 28, was scheduled to make his first appearance on two charges of assault causing bodily harm—one of which involves Tavares as the victim—at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, but his cases were called at 1:42 p.m., shortly after Mantler arrived in the courtroom. During the brief appearance, Mantler stood silently at the back of the courtroom with his hands crossed and clutching a

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Every person trying to get elected, whether a veteran or a rookie, will tell you they cannot take any vote for granted. Incumbent KelownaLake Country Conservative MP Ron Cannan is no different. But when you have a history of winning your riding with more votes than all your competitors combined, and you have just won a third term with an increased share of the vote, a whopping 58 per cent, announcing you did it “street by street, door by door, voter by voter� may sound a little over the top. But, hyperbole aside, Cannan’s third cruise to victory in one of the safest Tory seats in the country Monday night was met with as much joy as his two previous victories by his supporters who gathers Monday night at the Delta Grand Hotel. That was, in part, because it came with a bigger prize for his party, the first Conservative majority government under leader Stephen Harper. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS “One of our goals was CELEBRATING HIS victory as the Conservative incumbent candidate for the Kelowna-Lake to win, and win big. And Monday’s federal election, Country riding in Ron Cannan celebrates with a little help from his wife Cindy. we did,� said Cannan durAlice Hooper was fourth road� during ing his victory speech. the cam- high road, you get a better Cannan easily beat with 5,265 votes. la Fraser from several paign, shrugging off at- vision for the future. This years ago. out his three rivals in the While the Conserva- tempts by opponents to, in is a vision of hope and oprace, second-place fin- tive and NDP vote totals his words, The report defended bait him. portunity.� isher Tisha Kalmano- and share of the vote grew the then minority “Some things were During the campaign, vative governmentConservitch of the NDP, who compared with the 2008 said during from the election Liberal Kris Stewart crititrailed Cannan’s 34,566 election, the Liberal and campaign the accusation it was in by our oppo- cized Cannan for his role contempt of Parliament votes with 13,322. Liber- Green totals and shares nents who tried to bait us, in a Parliamentary al Kris Stewart was a dis- fell. but we bit our tongue and by Conservative report for not revealing the true MPs that cost of anti-crime protant third with 7,069 votes Cannan said he at- took the high and Green Party candidate tempted to take the “high said. “When road,� he incorrectly used a quote you take the from auditor general SheiSee Victory A8

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dismissed. Supt. Bill McKinnon, however, announced he believed Const. Geoff Mantler was “51 per cent at fault” in the incident and the case would be included among “three allegations of disgraceful conduct” to be dealt with at an RCMP disciplinary hearing. • Just over 200 Kelowna residents converged at City Hall to attend a public hearing on a contentious Cedar Avenue proposal, with the vast majority aiming to put a stop to the plan. Armed with signs with pithy sayings like, “parkland not pavement,” they filled council chambers until well after midnight. • Political hopefuls from all federal parties shared their political platitudes at all-candidates meetings across the valley. • People for the Park announced that a benefactor was waiting in the wings to fund a $2-million-plus transition of residential properties on Cedar Avenue to parkland, should the city see fit to ditch their proposal. Nobody could say who the mystery man or woman was. • Kelowna firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a fire that moved into Action Metals workyard. It started as a grass fire, jumped, across Mill Creek and was burning in the direction of Highway 97 North, toward the scrap metal recycling business. • The charred remains of a portion of Laurentian Heights condo complex loomed over the intersection of Harvey and Burtch. The fire displaced about 100 residents and is still under repair. • A spark of hope for a new off-leash dog park in Kelowna was snuffed out, when a city staff report cited a cost of $20,000 to bring the site up to snuff. City councillors asked staff to look into using a portion of the future DeHart Park in the Mission as the temporary offleash dog park, weeks earlier. • Kelowna’s Waterfront Restaurant and Wine Bar was judged the best Okanagan restaurant in

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the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna was chosen the best winery/ vineyard dining. • Despite numerous inquiries, the man or woman allegedly willing to ante up $2.3 million to turn seven city-owned properties on Cedar Avenue into a park remained unnamed. • Kelowna Yacht Club members were asked to vote on a new design for their amenities. Three submissions from local architects were up for debate. • In the 11th hour, a person willing to discuss anteing up $2.3 million to create a park on city lots on Cedar avenue stopped the political process. No decisions on the space, therefore, were passed down. In later months, it was revealed that the person who stopped proceedings wasn’t actually the much discussed, secret benefactor. • Kelowna residents learned how much parade related pomp $50,000 could buy Monday morning, when the newest Ogopogo float was unveiled. • After a passionate struggle to keep the Kelowna Women’s Resource Centre open, co-ordinator Micki Smith announced the facility’s permanent closure. • Kelowna Yacht Club representatives revealed they’d chosen Meiklejohn Architects’ proposal for their new clubhouse. “It’s quite unique—it has a nautical theme to it,” said Jim Kay the club’s general manager. “It’s designed to look like a large boat.” • Beloved community member Albert Baldeo wrote a Capital News column about his pending mortality. “But do not weep me for I have gone for my coronation where I will meet with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. My new destination is heaven, where there is no sickness, there is no Parkinson’s Disease, there are no hospitals… and there is no HST,” he See Review A10 Rutland Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop at 140 Dougall Road N

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he countdown is on, only a few more days until bid adieu to 2011 and hello to 2012. December is a month filled with lights, memories, sweets, stress, laughter, tears and credit card bills. It’s also an incredibly busy month for RCMP nabbing drunk drivers on their way to or from some kind of seasonal soiree. How is it we can put a man on the moon, invent the tele-

phone, television, automobile, the cotton gin, the camera, the steam engine, the sewing machine, the light bulb and penicillin and yet we cannot seem to grasp the very simple fact that guzzling alcoholic beverages and operating a motor vehicle is incredibly dangerous—not to mention stupid. One only has to take a look at our overburdened court system to see how many “brainiacs” choose to hit the bottle, slip behind the wheel and put them-

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selves and the rest of those on the roads at considerable risk. Yes, B.C. has taken measures to ensure tougher drinking and driving laws, and it’s a great start. But it needs to begin at a grassroot level, it needs to start with a little something we like to call common sense. And if you can’t have that, maybe have a heart. People have lost mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and friends because

someone else chose to drink and drive. If you plan on having a party this season, tell your guests who are enjoying a drink they are not leaving your property unless it’s with a designated driver. We need to send the message that it’s not just about the fines and the inconvenience of a suspended license. It’s about our right to be safe on the roads. It’s just that simple.

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he recession is very much in the news and in our faces daily, but another big economic challenge facing countries such as Canada is finding employees with the right skills to meet the needs of growing industries. There is no better example of this right now than Newfoundland. Here is a province that has one of the highest provincial unemployment rates in the nation at 13.2 per cent. At the same time it is dealing with labour shortages. So what’s the problem? Mostly it can be attributed to a skills shortage. Growth in the energy and resource

sector in Newfoundland and Labrador are driving the demand for skilled tradespersons such as welders, electricians and plumbers, to name a few. A $43-billion investment in these sectors has sparked development and growth. Getting the right labour is their biggest challenge. Other jobs related to these industries include engineers, project managers, accountants and service sector employees. According to some reports there are many factors contributing to this

skills shortage. The first is older workers’ lack of interest in retraining and leaving their communities to work at isolated work sites such as offJane shore drilling or minMuskens ing in northern Labrador. Some would rather maintain a lifestyle of seasonal work in either fishing or tourism while receiving unemployment benefits in the off-season. The second is that since the 1980s, many young people have left the province and found work elsewhere. To get these people back is difficult,

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land is just the beginning of what we can expect in the future as Canada’s energy and resource sector begins to boom. With this boom it is expected that we will have a chronic skills shortage which will be highlighted even more by an aging workforce accustomed to living in urban centres. These workers (not all of them baby boomers and some may be much younger), may not be willing to relocate due to family or other reasons. According to the Construction Council of Canada within the next See Muskens A11


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Wood burning stoves remain an issue To the editor: Re: Dec. 16 letterto the editor from Ron Bernard: Wood Burners. Ron, It is disheartening to hear that the wood burners of B.C. are distasteful to you. Although you are right about the effects of wood burning (as seen in this sites report http:// www.toronto.ca/health/hphe/pdf/techreport_ fireplaces.pdf) if your neighbours are burning other products than wood then you should approach them and tell them that wood is acceptable, but by-products are not. Used properly a wood stove can be efficient and a costwise way of heating your property. True, some people cannot maintain their fire place due to cost limitations, but any reasonable amount of effort will help. All that said, there is still something to a real fire, and my family and I really enjoy coming out in the crisp fall or winter morning air and smelling the wood burning from the

chimneys‌it’s like being camping every day in West Kelowna. Perhaps it’s one of those vices right up there with a great beer, good wine, suntanning at the beach, ferociously good sex, or a good cigar—all could kill you one day‌or not. Here’s an excerpt from the EPA Fireplace guide. Tips for using your wood burning stove safely and efficiently. What else can you do to keep the home fires burning all winter long, but limit your exposure to smoke from wood burning stoves? The following lists some important tips: • Ensure that your stove is installed properly and maintained regularly. • Keep your flue open to allow plenty of oxygen in while using your stove. • Start your fire with clean newspaper or dry kindling. • Don’t burn anything other than clean, dry

wood that has been properly seasoned. • Avoid burning particle board, treated wood, stained wood, painted or wet wood. • Burn hot, bright fires. Avoid fires that smolder. • Let the fire burn down to coals, then rake them into a mound towards the air inlet and wood stove door. Don’t spread the coals out flat. • Reload the wood stove adding three pieces at a time, placing the wood on, and behind, the mound of hot coals you’ve created. Refrain from adding only one piece at a time. • In milder weather, burn smaller fires. • Keep the doors of your wood stove closed at all times, unless you are loading it with wood. • Remove ashes from your stove on a regular basis. Mark Pawlessa, Kelowna

Grey pall in the air not caused by wood stoves To the editor: Re: Wood Burners, Dec. 16 Capital News. My goodness, selfrighteous indignation; Mr. Barnard passionately expresses such great concern for the polluted air out there that I can only assume he has forsaken the use of the greatest polluter of all and now only walks or rides a bicycle. Contrary to what the writer may think, that grey cloudy mass that hangs over the valley every season of the year isn’t

caused by a relatively few wood burners being used in the winter months. That cloud, the same one that hangs over every community regardless of size or time of the year, is what causes all the deaths the writer so heart wrenchingly expounds upon—and it’s not caused by winter wood burners. It may surprise the writer to know that the gasoline-fired internal combustion engine is right up there at the top of the pollution produ-

cers list, followed closely by the diesel-fired internal combustion engine. His recommended natural gas and propane fired furnaces are not very far behind; very, very close in fact. It may also surprise the writer to know that properly used wood-fired heaters produce one of the lowest levels of CO2’s (greenhouse gas) and one of the highest BTU (energy to heat) outputs—they blow natural gas and propane right off the map in

that regard. I can assure the writer, and everyone else out there, that anyone who uses wood as their primary, or only, heat source does not burn old socks or rubber boots, they don’t even burn treated or painted wood. Burning rubber is not only illegal, it, along with the other items mentioned, emit noxious fumes (they stink), poisonous gases (that can cause anything from a headache to death) and leave residue in the chim-

ney that can cause a chimney fire. A few inconsiderate, occasional wood burners—most likely townies—may be stupid enough to do that but regular users wouldn’t put themselves at risk like that. Get rid of all the wood burners and that grey killer cloud will still be there, then what will there be to bleat about? John B. Collinson, Kelowna

Angels help Myrtle in her time of need I sensed, thankfully, that my limbs felt well and in working order. However, I appreciated the gentle help in getting me up onto my feet. A lady walked me the remaining block home, while a gentleman followed with my groceries. Instead of leaving me at my apartment door, they brought me in, and the lady immediately pro-

ceeded to transfer my frozen purchases to my freezer, where she spotted ice, which she transformed into an ice pack for my profusely bleeding and swollen face before she left. The gentleman contacted my optician by telephone to enquire about the possibility of an immediate repair of my glasses. Upon confirmation of

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Demand, shortages good indicators Muskens from A10 decade 319,000 jobs will be required to meet the needs of the resource/ energy sector. Yet they anticipate that only 163,000 of Canadians will have the skills to qualify for these jobs. The domino effect is that the labour shortage will lead to lower output

which could inevitably lead to an economic slowdown—just because we can’t find enough workers. So, if you think what happens in the economy has nothing to do with the average worker, it actually does. Our economic output is linked to the number of us who work and produce value in the Can-

adian economy. When you’re looking at your career options or considering a career change the first place to start should probably be an analysis of labour market demand and shortages. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College. jmuskens@okanagan.bc.ca

a possible and prompt repair job, he took my glasses all the way to Orchard Park, waited for repairs, returned them home to me, and then did not leave until he assured himself that I was not in need of further medical attention. He left his name and phone number as a resource for help if further circumstances required it.

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wrote. Baldeo would pass away the same month. • Kelowna’s entry into the wave of youth activism sweeping across Canada in the form of Vote Mobs brought out around 100 participants. • Local librarians told city council that they were struggling with a demand for electronic books. “Content management is more difficult than it used to be because you don’t have the physical object like you used to,” said Lesley Dieno, executive director of the Okanagan Regional Library. • Retired Reverend Albert Baldeo’s passing was announced and the community outpouring was substantial. • Kelowna cop Const. Geoff Mantler, 28, made his first court appearance on two charges of assault causing bodily harm. • Wills and Kate madness spread across the pond in the lead-up to their royal nuptials. This colony’s residents were on tenterhooks waiting for the wedding of the century to unfold, and holding a vast array of events to celebrate the occasion. • The community said goodbye to longtime women’s advocate Micki Smith, as the Kelowna Women’s Resource Centre shuttered its doors. “The centre means so much to me because it gave me my voice,” said Smith. • Millionaire philanthropist Thomas Budd was named Man of the Year at the 36th annual civic and community awards.

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Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Danny Watkins achieved a certain degree of fame in the football world. But the 6-foot-4, 310-pound West Kelowna product expressed surprise over the magnitude of fanfare and adoration he experienced in the wake of being chosen as a first round NFL draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. • The B.C. Dragoons unveiled a one-tonne marble statue called Coming Home. It was presented to the city and installed in the airport, in hopes that the statue will help more people learn about the military contingent. • Police found a body of a Kelowna teenager in Okanagan lake and police said the circumstances weren’t suspicious. • The provincial government announced legislation to create a civilian-led office to conduct criminal investigations into incidents involving police. “It is critical that British Columbians have confidence in our police and that the police are accountable to them,” said Premier Christy Clark. • The Harmonized Sales Tax referendum was looming and proponents of the controversial levy worked overtime to get their message out. AntiHST rhetoric was also in heavy supply. • The police gang task force said they’d be in Kelowna to deal with a Hells Angels event that was expected to increase the numbers of bikers in the local area significantly. • The new Official Community Plan was up for debate at a public hearing. • Rutland May Days were deemed a success, thanks in large part to a

Chilliwack concert that brought in 1,0000 watchers. • Gropers were busy in Kelowna. RCMP announced a weekend groping in Rutland, noting it had no connection to four gropings at the Mission Park Greenway, the week prior. • Slave Lake Alberta was consumed by fire, sending residents to seek safety. Evacuation was a painfully familiar scenario for former West Kelowna resident Kathy Dickson, who moved from the Okanagan to Slave Lake, in hopes of finding a smoke free environment air for her young children. She returned to the valley, to wait out the ordeal. • Kelowna’s retail offerings failed to live up to expectations of those anxiously awaiting the chance to zero in on an American sized deal. • U.S. retail giant Target announced which 105 Zellers stores it will take over first, at the cost of around $10 million apiece, in its hotly anticipated move into Canada. Kelowna and West Kelowna were not on the list. • CBC announced it would be expanding local content in the B.C. Interior, adding an afternoon show to Kelowna and a new morning show out of Kamloops. • A Kelowna Mountie convicted of assault for punching a pregnant woman in the face two years earlier learned he could avoid a criminal record so long as he completed 40 hours of community work in the following six months. See Review A12

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• Both sides of the HST debate stopped in Kelowna for presentations at Okanagan College. Former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm said he was leading the movement against the levy because of a lack of trust in government, and he opposed the unified tax. Local orchardist Christine Dendy

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driving public. • Kelowna city council members debated the controversial issue of building heights in the downtown core, as part of discussion of the Official Community Plan. • Cool weather slowed the melt of high elevation snow, which meant those on floodwatch in the valley bottom got a break. There was still a record amount of snow in the hills around the valley. • Canuck fever hit the Okanagan as the team battled for supremacy in the Stanley Cup. Some locals painted cookies and others their houses with the Canuck green and blue. • Mission Creek overflowed its banks in some spots, requiring city crews to untangle logjams and construct emergency berms. • The Kelowna Yacht Club expanded its boat slips by 296, adding to existing moorage on the downtown waterfront. • The number of rental properties available in Kelowna increased due to the city’s weakened real estate market.

• Car surfing led to the death of Kelowna man Jody Rud, a day before his 25th birthday, on the Bear Main Forest Service Road. • Kelowna City Council turns down the offer of a free Jock Hildebrand sculpture of herons because it cost too much to install, and didn’t fit the parameters set by the public art committee. • Local fruit growers appealed to the public to support the industry during very difficult economic times by purchasing local tree fruits. • In discussions around a new Water Act for B.C., farmers called for an inclusion of a water reserve for agriculture, since agricultural land is tied up in a reserve. • A Kelowna man was admitted to the intensive care ward in the hospital after a brawl broke out on a Rutland street corner. The fight was believed to be between two feuding families. • The federal government introduced back-towork legislation to end the Canada Post labour dispute, meaning ballots

for the controversial HST question in B.C. could get out to residents. • Dain Phillips died of his injuries after the street brawl in Rutland. Police said they believed he was caught in the midst of the fight, which involved nearly a dozen men. • The Capital News changed its publishing days to Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. • Okanagan Lake rose to seven centimetres above what’s called full pool, or the optimum operating level for the lake. • A report to council showed that specific demographics in Kelowna’s homeless population were showing signs of growth. There were more younger people on the streets than in years past as well as more older women. There were also more people with mental health issues according to the regional district survey. • Public opposition to plans for both development and park in the Cedar Avenue area led

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A decreased grant to offset capital sewer project costs from the Okanagan Basin Water Board will mean increased costs for some West Kelowna Estates property owners. On Dec. 12, property owners were mailed a letter informing them that the grant was brought down from $32,665 to $23,737. The result is an annual increase of $37.91 per parcel.

Karen GoodridgeNagle, utility billing coordinator with the District of West Kelowna, said that the grant decrease was the result of an audit. “Last year the (Okanagan Basin Water Board) decided to do an audit on the grants, based on the criteria that they use for applying them. They found that they needed to make some adjustments on the amounts,” said Goodridge-Nagle. Corinne Jackson, communications and research

coordinator with the Okanagan Basin Water Board, said that the audit process was very positive and found significant savings for taxpayers. According to the minutes of the June 7, 2011 OBWB meeting, the audit recommended updates to the sewage facility grant program. Beforehand, the OBWB paid 18 per cent of the total project cost of eligible sewer upgrades, with the community first paying 2.5 mills

of the converted assessment amount, which was capped at 105 per cent of the 1988 converted assessment amount for the properties being serviced. OBWB staff noted that those figures were outdated and difficult for communities to determine with any accuracy. The elimination of the 2.5 mill requirement was suggested, with a reduction of the grant to 16 per cent of the total project cost, which would keep the value of future

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JANUARY

• The calendar year begins on a sour note for Canadians as Team Canada has to settle for a silver medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. Team Canada features Kelowna Rockets player Tyson Barrie, Kelowna Minor Hockey product Curtis Hamilton and Rockets coach Ryan Huska. • Kelowna junior curlers Justin Nillson and Jenn Gerow both place third at the B.C. Junior Curling Championships held in North Vancouver. • Kelowna curler Bob Ursel is sidelined due to injury after a knee ailment keeps him from being able to curl. Jim Cotter replaces Ursel as skip at the B.C. Championships. • The Notre Dame Argos win the Kelowna International Midget Tournament with a 4-0 win over the Okanagan Hockey Academy, which was making its first appearance in the tournament final. • Kelowna native Josh Gorges has his NHL season with the Montreal Canadiens end when he is forced to undergo knee surgery for an injury initially suffered in his junior playing days. • For the first time ever the UBCO Heat men’s volleyball tops Natalie Sourisseau the rankings as the best men’s vol-

leyball team in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. • Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal at a World Cup ski cross race in L’Alpe D’Huez, France, emerging as a medal hopeful for Canada at the upcoming Vancouver Olympics. • KSS graduate Natalie Sourisseau is named Canada West AllCanadian, Canada West and CIS Rookie of the Year and a CIS second team all star after her first year of field hockey with the UBC James Turner Thunderbirds. • 17-year-old West Kelowna teen Julia Ransom competes for Team Canada at the World Junior and Youth Biathlon Championships in the Czech Republic. • Kelly Scott captures her fourth B.C. Curling Championship since 2005, winning the B.C. Scotties Championships in Cloverdale. • Kelly Wolverton is named the new head coach of the Okanagan Challenge men’s soccer team. • Former Kelowna Rockets player Luke Curtin is inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame after an illustrious minor pro career.

• The KSS Owls senior girls basketball team hosts and wins its Best of the West Basketball Tournament beating Vernon in the tournament final. • The KSS Owls senior boys basketball team finishes second at the Western Canada Basketball Tournament after losing the final 81-69 to Burnaby South. • Kelowna athlete James Turner is named the male athlete of the year in the youth category by B.C. Caitlin Nyhus Athletics for his strong performance in track and field. • Chris Neykov wins four bronze medals at the Canadian Age Class Long Track Speed Skating Championships in Winnipeg. • The Telemark Cross Country Ski club plays host to one of the largest cross country events ever to come to B.C. at a Western Canadian/Nor-Am/B.C. Cup event featuring some 460 skiers. • Eighty-nine teams and more than 1,200 players arrive in Ke-W lowna for the annual Sweetheart Ringette Tournament. • Lake Country moto cross racer Trevor Pearson wins the Canadian Off Road Racing Championship for his age class. • UBCO Heat volleyball players Caitlin Nyhus and Preston

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finished third overall in the World Cup standings. She added another silver at the Canadian championships in April at Lake Louise. Serwa, who took a more relaxed approach to her skiing than the previous year, couldn’t have asked for much more from her third full season on the ski cross circuit. “I didn’t put any huge expectations on myself,

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I’ve just gone out and raced,” said Serwa. “I’ve had it in my head that, in the long run, one race isn’t the end of the world. One race doesn’t make a difference if you crash. There are way too many things to think about if you allow it. I function better this way.” And Serwa opened the 2011-12 season in style in December, winning double gold in the first two races of the FIS World Cup ski cross season in San Candido, Italy. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com


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2011 IN REVIEW

Eventful 2011 season for Sun The dismissal of two coaches, the promotion of another, and the return of a familiar face to the coaching staff marked an eventful and turbulent 2011 B.C. Football Conference season for the Okanagan Sun. In February, the Sun relieved Peter McCall of his duties after two years as the club’s head coach. A former player who had a long history with the team, McCall was dismissed not for his coaching abilities, but his apparent lack of attention to offfield issues. “Our head coach did not give recruiting the

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Four Heat teams depart BCCAA The UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball and basketball teams bid a fond farewell to the BCCAA in the spring of 2011 as the institution prepared for its move into Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Both volleyball squads went out in style as the men and women each captured the provincial titles in February on their home court in Kelowna. With 1,200 hometown fans watching, Greg Poitras’s UBCO men’s squad took Columbia Bible College in four sets. “It was a great team effort,� said Heat veteran power hitter Nate Speijer. “We talked about it a lot, we emphasized about staying together through this, not making it a oneman or two-man show. The guys all came to play. “Earlier the same night,

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In 2011, Kelowna curlers were once again a force to be reckoned with on the provincial scene. For the fourth time in six years, Kelly Scott was the top womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curling team in B.C., while the Jim Cotter rink from Vernonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;featuring Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin Folk and Rick Sawatskyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;won the B.C. menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship. In Cloverdale in January, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come easy for the Scott team as it twice lost to Kelley Law, once in the round robin and again in the semifinals. But when it count-

ed most, Scott, third Dailene Sivertson, second Sasha Carter and lead Jacquie Armstrong, defeated Law 5-3 in the provincial womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The week was a grind right from the start,â&#x20AC;? Scott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had close games all the way, there was no time where we could coast so that really kept us on our toes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a really good win for us, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty happy to be going back to the Scotties.â&#x20AC;? At the Scotties in Charlottetown, PEI, the Scott rink went 7-4 in the round robin, before losing a tiebreaker to Nova Scotia.

For the Cotter rink, provincial glory came in February in Vernon with a 6-4 win over Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neil Dangerfield in the B.C. menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just absolutely thrilled, obviously, the guys played fabulous all week and we really brought it to the table,â&#x20AC;? said Cotter, who threw skip rocks all season after an injury forced previous skip Bob Ursel to sit out the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting. Any time you get to go to the Brier, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting.â&#x20AC;? At the Brier in London, the Cotter rink posted a 4-7 record to miss the playoffs.

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There would be one more change before all was said and done as Casey relieved offensive co-ordinator Tony Lindsay of his duties midway through the season. Lindsayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s replacement was Jay Christensen, who served as the Sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach for seven seasons before stepping down in 2008. The Sun finished the 2011 season in second place with an 8-2 record, then lost the BCFC semifinal to the visiting Langley Rams, 31-29.

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2011 IN REVIEW

UBCO athletes took top grades in 2011 competitions Review from A20

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Tucker are named BCCAA players of the year while women’s coach Steve Manuel is named

the coach of the year. • Four Kelowna hockey players help Team B.C. capture gold at the Canada Games. Jackson Whistle, Luke Harrison, Ayrton

Nikkel and Brennan Clark all bring home gold from Halifax. • Fifth year UBCO player Jenna Kantz is honoured by her team-

mates for playing her final regular season game and ending her career as the UBCO Heat’s all time leading scorer. • Westside Warriors

player Grayson Downing is named the BCHL Interior Conference Most Sportsmanlike Player.

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Jenna Kantz • As the BCHL playoffs begin, Westside Warriors captain Alex Grieve is named to the BCHL Interior Conference All Star team. • The UBCO Heat men’s volleyball team wins the gold medal in the provincial final, their last tournament in the BCCAA before moving into CIS. The Heat women also claim provincial gold. • The Kelowna Chiefs first season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League comes to an end with a four game sweep at the hands of Osoyoos in the second round of the playoffs.

Jayda Jurome • Kelowna figure skater Jayda Jurome wins silver while Haley Sales earns bronze at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax. • The KSS Owls senior boys basketball team wins the Valley Championship, serving notice the current group will be a basketball force over the next 12 months. • The Dr. Knox Falcons claim Kelowna’s first ever provincial championship for Grade 9 girls basketball, winning the title as tournament host. • The WHL honours Kelowna Rockets director of player personnel Lorne Frey with the league’s distinguished service award for his 25 years of service within the league. • The Rockets clinch the WHL BC division title, a remarkable feat after the club starts the season at 4-10. • The KCS Knights win their third single-A basketball B.C. title in the past four years, claiming See Review A25


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2011 IN REVIEW ▼ YEAR IN REVIEW

Local athletes dominate in every seasonal sport for 2011 Review from A24 the title in Langley. • The UBCO Heat men are 4th and the women are 2nd at the CCAA national volleyball championships in Quebec. The event is overshadowed by the tragic death in a car accident of Heat player Jordan Young before the tournament. • The Westside Warriors season comes to an rend in the second round of the BCHL playoffs, losing tin six games to the Vernon Vipers. • Sprinter Keefer Joyce, 17, wins the 50 r metre race in the men’s open category at the annual Harry Jerome Indoor track meet in Vancouver. • The Kelowna Chiefs ringette team wins the provincial title in the open rB division at the B.C. ringette championships in Burnaby. f • The Kelowna Track and Field Club merges into the Okanagan Athletic Club, changing its structure to increase opportunities for young track athletes. • Goalie Adam Brown is named the Kelowna Rockets MVP as the team gets set to kick off the WHL playoffs. • Speed skater Jesse Keca becomes the first member of the Kelowna speed skating club to win a national medal after winning the overall title in the junior girls event at the Canadian Age Class short track championships. • Soccer player Alexa Kennedy opts to continue her soccer career in Sweden signing to play semi pro soccer overseas. • Julia Ransom wins

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four medals at the Canadian Biathlon Championships in New Brunswick. • Keddi-Anne Sherbino wins the annual Campus to Campus Half Marathon while Penticton’s Jeff Symonds wins the men’s side.

ters Jade and Tess Critchlow both medal at the Canadian Snowboard Nationals, dominating the Under-20 division. • The Kelowna Rockets are ousted by the Portland Winterhawks in the second round of the WHL playoffs.

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in the fall of 2011. • Robert ‘Ro’ Hindson of Naramata is announced as a 2011 inductee into the B.C. Rugby Hall of Fame. • Kelowna Minor Lacrosse players Josh Dubrett, Keaton Brownlee, Ryan Hughes and Matt Alcorn are named to Team Interior to compete in the B.C. provincials. • The KSS senior girls soccer team wins the Okanagan Valley AAA girls crown with a 3-0 win over South Kamloops. • A big group of trampoline and tumbling athletes from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre head to Canadian championships in Prince Edward Island. • North Caroline native George Bowland travels 4,300 kilometres and then wins the annual Knox Mountain Hill Climb in 1:42.89. • KSS wins its third straight senior boys Okanagan Valley rugby championship beating Kamloops 15-8 in the tournament final.

Antisin. • Kelowna golfer Haley Cameron is named to the NAIA first all star team in her rookie season as a member of the UBC women’s golf team. • KCS claims a bronze medal at the B.C. high school girls single-A provincial championships. • OKM athlete Aaron Stroda wins a pair of

• The Kelowna Rockets advance to the second round of the WHL playoffs by sweeping Prince George in four straight games in the opening round. • The Thompson Okanagan female AAA Rockets win the B.C. Female Midget Championship defeating Kootenay in the league final. • The Garry Gelowitz rink wins the 2011 Canadian Masters Men’s Curling title with a 6-3 win over Manitoba in Winnipeg. • The Bike Barn wins the annual Ski2Sea race with mountain biker Evan Guthrie pedaling his team to a healthy lead in the race from Big White to Okanagan Lake. • Field hockey player Jonel Boileau signs an NCAA scholarship to Div. I school Hofstra in the NCAA. • Snowboarding sis-

• Mixed Martial Artist Rory MacDonald improves to 2-1 in the UFC, winning a dominating performance over Nate Diaz at UFC 129 in Toronto. • Running in just her second marathon ever, Keddi-Ann Sherbino, 21, wins the Vancouver Marathon in 2:43:40. • Field hockey’s Abigail Raye moves in on a milestone with Field Hockey Canada as she gets set to play her 50th match, the youngest player ever to hit the milestone. • Kelowna’s Josh Blanchard (Portland) and West Kelowna’s Michael McEachern (Medicine Hat) are the only local players selected in the WHL bantam draft. The Rockets take Saskatoon’s Rourke Chartier in the first round. • Female hockey player Kristin Huber signs a scholarship deal to attend Bemidji State University

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of university athletics in Canada. • The Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame announces the five inductees for 2011 are Lawrence Nagy, Eric Tasker, Joan Campbell, Dan Bertoia and Aundrea Bertoia. • Kelowna Rockets forward Shane McColgan is selected by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the annual NHL Entry Draft. • Rutland graduate Daylor Pommier accepts a football scholarship offer from Concordia University in Montreal. • Kelowna-born baseball pioneer Allan Simpson is inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com

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Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. â&#x20AC; From Dec. 31 2011 to Jan. 3, 2012, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Explorer Base, 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 and 2012 E-Series, 2012 Fusion/ 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 and 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Mustang 2dr Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Flex SE, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2012 Mustang V6 Value Leader/ 2011 Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab FEL, 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2011 Taurus SE, 2011 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value leader)/ 2011 Edge FWD (Excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6, 2011 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs, 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Expedition/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Escape V6, 2011 Mustang GT, 2011 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cab)/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2011 Ranger SuperCab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L and non 3.7L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 diesel (excluding chassis cabs)/2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L and non 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding chassis cabs)/ 2011 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding chassis cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ďŹ&#x201A;eet consumer incentives. ***3.7L: Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.7L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. 3.5L: C12 5.0L: Versus other Base Small Displacement V8 Engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 5.0L V8 SST: 14.0L/100km city and 9.7L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. 6.2L: Versus other High-performance large displacement engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 6.2L V8 SST: 16.9L/100km city and 11.4L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. â&#x2122;Śâ&#x2122;ŚWhen making a general, non-engine speciďŹ c BIC Towing/Paylod/Torque/HP claim: When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Fullâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2010/2011 competitors. ÂąBased on a total annual mileage of 21,178km (source: J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Canadian Customer Commitment Study for light duty pick-up truck average mean yearly mileage), average regular unleaded gasoline retail price of $1.24/L (source: Kent Marketing Services July 2011 YTD monthly average Petroleum Price Data for Canada - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regular Unleaded Gasoline, retail prices, self serve, including taxesâ&#x20AC;? category), and combined city and highway driving/fuel ratings (EnerGuide combined rating at 55% City and 45% Highway attribution). Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption ratings for 2012 [F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Automatic SST]/[Dodge Ram 5.7L Hemi Automatic]/[Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L Automatic]: [12.9L/100km city and 9.0L/100km hwy]/[15.4L/100km city and 10.2L/100km hwy]/[14.2L/100km city and 9.5L/100km hwy]. Actual fuel consumption and yearly cost will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, geographic location, and driving habits. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; ÂŠ 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SIRIUSâ&#x20AC;?, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. â&#x2013;˛Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offer Periodâ&#x20AC;?) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligible Vehicleâ&#x20AC;?). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial UpďŹ t Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. â&#x2013;źProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Program Periodâ&#x20AC;?) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Criteriaâ&#x20AC;?). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligible Vehicleâ&#x20AC;?). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufďŹ cient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. Š2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Correct answer to a mathematical skill-testing question required. Limited to one entry per person. For complete contest rules, including no purchase means of entry, go to: www.boxingweekwinyourride.ca. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2011/2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ±The $500 Holiday Bonus Cash offer includes applicable taxes and is available on the retail purchase/lease of the following eligible vehicles between December 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012 at participating dealers: any new 2011/2012 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT model excluding only the following; Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/SE Plus (22F & 22G), Grand Caravan Canada Value Package, Grand Caravan Cargo Van (C/V), Avenger SE/Canada Value Package, Caliber SE, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Wrangler Sport, Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D & 2BD), Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D, 2BD & 28D), Ram Cargo Van (C/V), 1500 Reg Cab 4x2 & 4x4, and Cab & Chassis 4x2 & 4x4 models. $500 Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated purchase price after taxes or may be used, at customer’s option, to reduce their first monthly payment or towards the purchase of Mopar accessories or service packages. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2012 models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 biweekly payments of $117/$117 with a cost of borrowing of $4,276/$4,276 and a total obligation of $24,274/$24,274. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash and Holiday Bonus Cash Discounts: $28,395. 2012 Dodge Journey SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash and Holiday Bonus Cash Discounts: $24,895. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ■Based on Ward’s 2011 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ^Based on January through August 2011 R. L. Polk sales total registrations. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package – Hwy: 7.9L/100 KM and City: 12.2L/100 KM. 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5L/100 KM and City: 10.8L/100 KM. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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Wise customers read the fine print: Ω, •, *, ±, ‡, § The Boxing Week Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers between December 23, 2011 and January 3, 2012 inclusive. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. ΩNo purchase necessary. Contest opens 9:00AM ET December 23, 2011 and closes 11:59PM ET January 3, 2012. One (1) Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of a cheque for the total purchase price of the new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle purchased. A random draw will be held on January 9, 2012 in Brantford, ON. Must be a resident of Canada (including Quebec) and be the age of majority. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Correct answer to a mathematical skill-testing question required. Limited to one entry per person. For complete contest rules, including no purchase means of entry, go to: www.boxingweekwinyourride.ca. •$25,498 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (23A+AGR+XFH) only and includes $9,250 Consumer Cash Discount and $500 Holiday Bonus Cash. See participating dealers for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2011/2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ±The $500 Holiday Bonus Cash offer includes applicable taxes and is available on the retail purchase/lease of the following eligible vehicles between December 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012 at participating dealers: any new 2011/2012 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT model excluding only the following: Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/SE Plus (22F & 22G), Grand Caravan Canada Value Package, Grand Caravan Cargo Van (C/V), Avenger SE/Canada Value Package, Caliber SE, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Wrangler Sport, Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D & 2BD), Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4 (base 24D, 25D, 26D, 2BD & 28D), Ram Cargo Van (C/V), 1500 Reg Cab 4x2 & 4x4, and Cab & Chassis 4x2 & 4x4 models. $500 Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated purchase price after taxes or may be used, at customer’s option, to reduce their first monthly payment or towards the purchase of Mopar accessories or service packages. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $25,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash and Holiday Bonus Cash Discounts) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 biweekly payments of $149 with a cost of borrowing of $5,494 and a total obligation of $30,992. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Sport shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash and Holiday Bonus Cash Discounts: $31,945. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ^Longest-lasting based on longevity. Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. Canadian vehicles in operation data as of July 1, 2010 for model years 1987 – 2011. ≠Based on May 2010 – August 2011 Canadian industry light-duty pickup truck owners trading in their pickup for a new pickup truck. °Based on 2011 year-to-date market share gain. ¥Based on Ward’s full-size pickup segmentation. €Based on 2011 350/3500 trucks when properly equipped. Available on select models. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc.

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Highway 97 drivers urged to obey signs Wade Paterson CONTRIBUTOR

“I sure as heck wouldn’t want their job.” West Kelowna Coun. Carol Zanon hasn’t been the only person to show concern for the safety of the the traffic control workers at the Nancee Way intersection. Since Nov. 20, when a retaining wall collapsed on the Westside Road Interchange, traffic controllers have been on and around Highway 97, trying their best to direct—often frustrated— drivers while crews work to clean up and repair the failure. But traffic control workers say they feel safe and, for the most part, drivers are obedient. “It is a little hectic because of the traffic sometimes,” said Michael Williams, a traffic control worker. “People need to read signs;

that’s our biggest thing.” Williams said there have been a few instances when drivers have been reluctant to follow directions of the flaggers. “We get people that try and run the stop sign; we take down all those license plate numbers (then) call the police and tell them what happened.” According to Williams, there haven’t been any serious incidents; however, his toes were the victim of one close call. “I had one lady run over my foot, but it wasn’t serious.” Kaelyn Fitzgerlad and Genessa Sewell, traffic control supervisors on the site, said that directing Nancee Way traffic isn’t the safest task they’ve ever been assigned to. “This particular job, when it’s snowing, is one of the more dangerous ones,” said Fitzgerald. On Dec. 13, Minister of

Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom met with District of West Kelowna council. Council brought up the safety of the traffic control workers and questioned whether or not it would be a safer option to erect a temporary set of traffic lights at the Nancee Way intersection. “The light issue is one that (we’ve) looked at. At this point, it doesn’t seem to be in the cards,” said Lekstrom. “We have the best trained flaggers in the country, if not North America. They do a very professional job.” Williams agreed that he is well trained to do his job. “You need a license to be a flagger. It’s a three day course. We have to keep (the license) on us at all times while we’re flagging.” The three day course includes written work, reading and eight hours of practical work, accord-

ing to Williams. The traffic control workers taking care of the Nancee Way intersection are all from Black Top Traffic Control Ltd. Fitzgerald and Sewell said that putting up a set of temporary traffic lights would “take too long,” and is probably unnecessary. According to Fitzgerald, who has been with Black Top for nearly two years, the regular drivers that use the Nancee Way intersection have been very pleasant to interact with. Sewell, who has been with the company for six years, mentioned that some have even brought the workers coffee and cake. “The ones that we deal with on a regular basis have been really good to us. They ask us questions all the time. They tell us that they’re thankful we’re here.”

ots of weird and (occasionally) wonderful things happen in the workplace. Standing in as Santa for a few weeks each December is certainly no exception. In Vancouver last week, police were called to the Rusty Gull pub after a couple of Santas enjoying some “Christmas spirits” apparently took offence to another patron. The man was apparently seen approaching the two jolly fellows in red inside YOU WORK the bar. HERE Soon, it is alleged, one Santa threw a punch and, at that point, police were called in. The two Santas had fled the scene by the time they arRobert rived and police were unSmithson able to track them down—it seems that police dogs aren’t much used in tracking down flying sleighs. In Lubbock, Texas, fire officials said a Texas man who had to be rescued from the chimney of his house after several hours of being stuck claimed he wasn’t trying to be Santa Claus. He was just locked out of his house. They had to hoist the 22-year-old man by rope from the chimney. The man, apparently wanting to save the price of a locksmith, decided to enter the house through the chimney as his wife and child waited outside. Yeah, sure, like that wasn’t really a trial run for Christmas Eve. In Chestertown, Maryland, a man in a Frosty the Snowman costume was arrested during the annual Christmas parade, accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog. Frosty apparently became agitated when a dog-handling officer tried to escort him away from the crowd. Frosty told reporters that he’s dressed up for the parade for at least 10 years. He says he did nothing wrong and was wrongfully arrested, claiming officers hassled him after he made a joke about the police dog’s presence at the parade. Brings to mind an old saying about not eating yellow snow. In England, a young girl shocked her mother by asking Santa Claus for a bunch of presents—including “the real-life Justin Bieber”—and threatening to kill Santa if he refused to deliver. She also threatened retribution by promising to “hunt down” Santa’s reindeer so she could “cook them and serve their meat to homeless people on Xmas day.”

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Playing the role of Santa can sometimes go badly Smithson from B1 On the positive side, she did say she was “mostly joking” and, clearly, she had the interests of the less fortunate in mind. Speaking of reindeer, a Florida woman was charged with domestic battery after she used the antlers of a mounted deer head to beat up her ex-boyfriend. She armed herself after the ex-boyfriend tried to force entry to the house. The fight reportedly began when the ex-boyfriend left the home to call his new girlfriend “which he believes angered” the woman (a good guess, I’d say). She locked him out and, when he tried to climb back in through a window, she reportedly “began striking him in the face and body with the ends of the antlers.” The boyfriend suffered cuts and swelling in the attack. There was no immediate word on whether a glowing red nose on the mounted deer (the forerunner of the laser sight, perhaps?) aided the woman with her aim. Past years have been no kinder to Santa and his seasonal buddies. In Wiesbaden, Germany, a department store Santa on his way home for the night was mugged by stressed-out Christmas shoppers. The Santa was still “in character” and chatting to other passengers while waiting for his train home. Two men, allegedly stressed after a full day’s Christmas shopping, lost their patience when asked to “tell Santa what they want for Christmas.” The men took his sack of gifts and proceeded to beat him over the head with it. The battered Santa explained, “Around this time of year shoppers seem to get this glint in their eyes and you can just see they are going to go off any minute. I should have known better but come on, who beats up Santa Claus?” In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Santa was being airlifted by helicopter to distribute gifts at a party in the Nova Mare neighbourhood. On the way, the helicopter had the misfortune of passing over the Vila

Joao shantytown. As it flew overhead, drug traffickers below (who apparently controlled the slum) opened fire, causing the helicopter to have to reverse course and head back to base. Santa was not injured but bullet holes were found in the helicopter’s fuselage. Apparently the snipers believed Santa’s ride was part of a police raid on their turf. Santa eventually made it to the Christmas party, by car. In Danbury, Connecticut, an ersatz Claus got a little more from one of his visitors than he bargained for. A woman was charged by police after allegedly “taking liberties” with the Santa. The assailant was charged with sexual assault and breach of the peace as a result of the groping incident. Santa, who was 65, was shocked and embarrassed by the special treatment he had received, and felt badly because children were lined up waiting to see him. A “Santa trainer” commented that it is not unusual for women to want to sit on Santa’s lap, but that he’s never previously heard of such an incident. Finally, although it

doesn’t involve a Santa, I have to recount my favourite winter-themed strange tale from the employment world. In Boise, Idaho, two ice rink employees ducked out of work for a midnight food run to the local Burger King drivethru. They had to travel about 2.4 kilometres to the restaurant (through at least one intersection with a traffic light), which should have been simple enough. The flaw in their plan was that they chose just about the biggest, slowest vehicles available— two Zamboni ice resurfacing machines—for the trip. The big machines travel at a top speed of 8 kms/per/hour, which along with the oddity of a Zamboni rumbling along city streets guaranteed the hungry employees would be spotted. Predictably, after an anonymous witness reported the strange sight, the two were fired from their jobs. The subsequent police report is rumoured to have indicated that the streets the two Zambonis traveled along were left “… just as smooth as glass.” Robert Smithson is a Kelowna labour and employment lawyer. www.smithsonlaw.ca

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A WINE DEPARTURE…Linda MacMillian enjoys a glass of Quails’ Gate wine poured by the sampling station’s Yuki Saito at the Kelowna International Airport wine sampling booth before departing on her flight to Phoenix, Arizona. The wine tasting feature was added by the airport for the busy Christmas travel season.

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Working together is a healthy idea They take different approaches, but the goal is the same, so working together makes sense. The School of Nursing and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the UBC Okanagan campus both aim to help people live healthier lives and the two schools have formed a new partnership, benefiting both the respective programs and the public. The schools are working together to educate the next generation about staying healthy. Nikki Reiter, lab coordinator in HES, says it

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CASORSO ELEMENTARY Grade 5 student Anthony Kurkjian tests his flexibility in the Human Kinetics lab at the UBC Okanagan campus.

is important to make the link between health and exercise. “Exercise is just as important as traditional medicine,” said Reiter. “Exercise is preventive medicine. I think people traditionally see nurses and doctors as the authority on health, but exercise must be brought in as well.” Corinne Crockett, a clinical assistant with the school of nursing, says UBCO students from both areas of study were on hand to teach a group of visiting Casorso Elementary School Grade 5

students about their bodies and exercise. “We’re really hoping to show them the body is an integrated group of systems,” said Crockett, adding if the children are taught how to take care of their health when they are young, they will continue healthy practices as they get older. The school of nursing’s human patient simulators give the students an introduction to how the body works. “They listen to heart sounds and lung sounds —on themselves and our patient simulators,” said

Crockett. The Casorso Elementary students then headed to the Human Kinetics Lab where they went through a series of exercises. “It’s giving the kids experience in exercise,” said Lisa Wong, a lab coordinator in HES. “It’s helping them to understand what it means.” Certified personal trainers were on hand, adding their expertise to the lessons offered by nursing and human kinetics students. “It’s not only medicine you need to be healthy,” said Reiter.

Student unlocks secrets to blood flow in the brain Taking his research around the globe—and winning scholarly recog-

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worked in. We have tremendous access to resources like a hypoxic chamber, ultrasound machines, human blood clamping and the means to quantify nervous regulation of blood pressure, brain blood flow and breathing. “We have all of this, along with a calibre of researchers that are among

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“We want to show the kids you also need exercise. Most kids are in pretty good shape in Grade 5; we want to teach them how to stay in shape when they are older.” For Casorso teacher Lisa Marques, bringing her class to campus was the perfect opportunity to add some hands-on experience to what they learn in the classroom. “When things are put in context like this, the kids understand it more,” said Marques. “It gives them a better idea of how the body works.”

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Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. 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To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Tourist association granted award of international recognition governance, finance, human resources, technology and marketing. TOTA board chair Ingrid Jarrett was delighted by the award. “This really recognizes the strong commitment to world-class excellence that TOTA has made over the past two years,” Jarrett said.

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Snow shoveling hard on shoulders Fare increases needed

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hen we KEEPING YOU ments because it both the think of MOVING crosses shoulder and elbow snow joints. shoveling and injuIt has two atries we often think tachments up at the about sore backs. shoulder, the long Shoulders injuries however, are also Jay head tendon and the very common. Stone short head tendon. I most often see the In particular the injury to the long biceps tendon on head tendon. the shoulder of the arm that holds When the long head of the bithe top of the shovel is vulnerable. ceps is injured, people often com(This would be the right hand of a plain of an achy pain in the front of right handed shoveler.) their shoulder. The injury usually happens afThere can be pain felt along a ter a person repeatedly drives their vertical line in the front of the upper shovel into heavy or crusty snow arm but often this pain is described (like the type of snow left at the as vague and difficult to pin point as ends of our driveways by the snow the injury may be up high near its ploughs). attachment. As the shovel jams into the Movements that require lifting heavy snow, the front of the shoulof the arm are usually sore as are der absorbs a quick forceful stress. less obvious activities such as turnAs this force is applied repeating a screwdriver. edly, structures at the front of the The biceps is actually the main shoulder, such as the tendon of the long head of the biceps can become muscle involved in screwing a screw in with a manual screwdriver. injured. The biceps tendon is not the The biceps is also vulnerable with this movement because it is ac- only structure that can injured with tively contracting during this move- this activity. Rotator cuff muscles, ligaments and bursas can also be irment. The biceps brachium is the main ritated. Thankfully, some common muscle along the front of your upshoveling advice can help lessen the per arm. It functions to bend the elbow, turn your forearm upward and risk of injuring any of these structures. flex your shoulder in a forward diThe first key to avoid injurrection. The combination of these move- ing your shoulder while shoveling is to make sure you only try to ments is the same action required move modest amounts of snow in by the top arm to effectively shovone scoop or plough. This piece of el snow. advice will also help protect your It is able to do all these move-

back. The second and what I think is really specific to this injury is to refrain from repeatedly jamming your shovel against hard crusty snow. If you obsess over getting the entry of your driveway completely clear after a snow plough has passed, like I am, it will take some real self control. If the snow is really hard and iced over try using a pick to loosen it up first, or just leave it completely. If you do begin to experience symptoms after shoveling you should rest your shoulder, apply ice for 15 minutes every couple hours the rest of that day and reassess how you feel the next day. If symptoms persist for more than a couple days you should see your health care professional. Lastly, please also respect the possibility that your shoulder pain could be related to your heart. A 2011 study by Queens University reviewing emergency department visits over two winters discovered that seven per cent of all patients diagnosed as having a heart incident such as heart attack reported shoveling snow that day. If you find yourself feeling short of breath, nauseated, tight in the chest or you are unsure please get yourself to medical attention as soon as possible.

to cover operating costs On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, Kelowna Regional Transit cash fares will increase 25 cents to $2.25. Monthly passes and sheets of 10 tickets will also be affected by the increase. “It has been more than four years since the last fare increase,” said Ron Westlake, City of Kelowna director of regional services. “These regular transit fare increases are necessary to cover increasing operating and fuel costs as well as improvements to service.” Since the last fare increase in 2007, transit service hours have increased by 21 per cent and 22 buses have been added. This includes introduction of the #97 Ex-

press Rapid Bus from downtown to UBC Okanagan (UBCO), #4 from Pandosy to UBCO and #6 Glenmore to UBCO, plus increased service frequencies and duration on many other routes. The Jan. 1 transit fare increase is in line with fares in similar-sized communities, such as Kamloops, Nanaimo ($2.25 for single trip cash fares) and Victoria ($2.50). New Kelowna Regional Transit fares as of Jan. 1 will be: • Cash Fare—Adult $2.25 • Cash Fare—Senior and student (to Grade 12) $2 • Ticket (sheet of 10)— Adult $20.25 • Ticket (sheet of 10) —Senior and student (to grade 12) $18 • Monthly pass—Adult

$60 • Monthly pass—Senior $42 • Monthly pass—College $48 • Monthly pass—Student (to Grade 12) $38 “If you have an existing transit ticket, you can continue to use them in the New Year,” said Westlake. “Just supplement your ticket with 25 cents at the fare box when you board each bus.” Notices regarding the fare increase have been posted on Kelowna Regional Transit buses. The Riders Guide will not be revised at this time, as there are no changes to routes or schedules. For more information on transit routes, schedules and fares, visit www. bctransit.com/regions/kel.

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Ford’s Recycle Your Ride program is a great incentive for consumers looking to save on their next vehicle while responsibly recycling their old one. Since the program was first offered in 2009, Ford’s Recycle Your Ride program has retired more than 50,000 old vehicles. And now, in an effort to recycle even more, the program has been expanded to include 2005-model-year-or-older vehicles. So even more people can receive between $500 and $3000* in incentives towards purchasing or leasing our smartest, safest and most fuel-efficient Ford vehicles — like the Focus, Fusion and F-150, and even the award-winning Fiesta and Edge. Our goal is to replace as many older vehicles still on the road today with more fuel-efficient, lower-emission Ford cars, CUVs, SUVs and trucks. And you can help. If it’s time to recycle your ride, just visit any Ford Store across the country. But hurry, because Recycle Your Ride is only back for a limited time.

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* Program in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005-model-year-or-older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500] / [$1,000] / [$2,500] / [$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)] / [Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)] / [F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series] / [F250-550] — all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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SENIORS Seniors are

Advice for avoiding a fall this winter

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his past year has been a great experience again for me, working with our elderly seniors and their families. Today’s column is a summary of what I’ve talked about and learned over the past 12 months, things that seniors and their family members who support them need to be aware of or SENIORS’ think about heading into CONCERNS 2012. I am contacted by many burnt out family caregivers, frustrated because they don’t know start to care for their Sharen how elderly loved ones. Marteny Like the people they look after, these caregivers need to be taken care of. It is great to see that more sons are becoming more supportive as caregivers for their parents, although the daughters still form the majority of caregivers today. As well, many active seniors over the age of 80 would benefit by moving into supportive housing, but there is often a resistance to giving up their own home. I know of seniors who have felt this way—until they settled into their new lifestyle in supportive housing, and then their lifestyle suddenly blossomed. For one, a major stress is removed from the family. But it’s extremely important that seniors move into supportive housing facilities that meets their needs, for there is an emotional and financial cost if that doesn’t happen. Seniors also need to be responsible when driving electric scooters on our streets and sidewalks, to be visible to other drivers. Identification information should be on two or three different locations of the scooter, so if the scooter topples over and the senior can’t be moved, the police or ambulance attendants can still find relevant information. A trip to the emergency room is always unexpected, so certain paperwork should be prepared with current information. This information should be given immediately to the emergency room staff. It should include a list of the current medications, chronic conditions, past surgeries, allergies and a list of their medical doctors. Include details of the emergency contact person and a copy of the No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (NCR) form if there is one. Also, have a current large colour picture of the senior, which can be helpful to ER staff. Seniors must have their legal documents ready for if something happens to them, documents that are signed when they have the mental capacity to do so—a Will, a Power of Attorney and a Representative Agreement. There should also be a discussion about the NCR form. It’s common that neither seniors or their family members want to discuss the NCR, but it’s a discussion that needs to take place. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. www.seniorsconsulting.net

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FILL THE KETTLE…Christina Sales and her mom Crystal Sales vol-

unteered their time last Thursday at the Walmart store in Kelowna to help the kettle donation campaign for the Salvation Army. Last Thursday, Walmart Canada matched donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000. “Walmart Canada continues to focus its efforts on helping families in need,” said John Lawrence, director of corporate social responsibility for Walmart Canada. “This is the second year that we are able to host our Walmart Fill the Kettle Day and we trust that generous Canadians will respond as we strive to help The Salvation Army meet its fundraising goals.”

Tax tip seminar for seniors The “Take A Break” program sponsored by the Westside Health Network Society will offer a seminar on tax tips for seniors next month.

The seminar will take place Thursday, Jan. 5, 10:45 a.m. to noon, at the Westside Seniors Centre, 3661 Old Okanagan Highway in West Kelowna

Presenting tax relevant information to seniors will be J.C. Braconnier, a tax consultant. For more information call 250-768-3305.

Snow season has arrived, along with icy conditions that can lead to an unexpected slip or trip. Falls are the most common cause of injury among British Columbia seniors and are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. Each year, one in three seniors over the age of 65 experience at least one fal. Nearly 40 per cent of fall-related hospitalizations involve a hip fracture, which greatly impacts the health and wellbeing of the senior as well as the B.C. health care system. Winter conditions, such as snow and ice, are known to increase the likelihood of experiencing a fall. Last year, 319 B.C. seniors aged 65 and over experienced fall-related hospitalizations due to ice and snow. According to Canadian Institute of Health Information data, over 70 per cent occurred between January and March. This information is often referred to as the tip of the iceberg, as many more fall injuries are treated in clinics, emergency departments and doctors’ offices. Falls usually happen due to factors that can be prevented. Identifying fall risk and taking the appropriate action to prevent falls can help seniors to stay independent and increase their overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help seniors stay fall-free this winter: 1. Check your trac-

One day it seems harmless. Next day you’re stuck in it. Keep winter under surveillance.

Suspect every snowflake.

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tion—wearing appropriate shoes and boots for slippery sidewalks and stairs can help to avoid a fall. 2. Slow down. Falls often occur when you’re in a rush. 3. Stay connected. Let people know your plans and taking a cellphone with you when you leave the house. 4. Vitamin D and calcium. Research has shown that Vitamin D and calcium play an important role for muscular strength and bone health. During the winter months, it is especially important to eat foods high in Vitamin D and calcium and/ or take supplements to get the recommended daily intake. 5. Stay active. Strong muscles and bones are important in preventing falls and getting around safely. 6. Bring in the salt. Keep your salt and shovel indoors to avoid slipping while on your way to the garage or storage shed to get it. 7. Shovel the walkway—-keep your steps and pathways clear. Check your railings and ensure they are sturdy, as they may save you from an unexpected slip or trip. 8. Ask for help. Most people are happy to help an older person navigate across a slippery sidewalk or parking lot. 9. Have a plan. If you have a fall, what would you do? 10. Ask yourself if you are at risk. Check your risk before putting yourself in harm’s way of suffering a fall.


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

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TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. Is currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor / Planner to join our team in ARMSTRONG, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning and optimization of all maintenance assets including the full utilization of a computerized maintenance management system. The focus of the position is safety, quality, production and continuous uptime opportunities. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Tolko offers: · Competitive salary · A company that believes in a sustainable environment · Development opportunities · Wellness Program · Dynamic and challenging environment · Stable employment Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. QUALIFICATIONS: · Five years’ experience working in a production / industrial environment. Three years supervisory related work experience in a production/industrial environment · Experience in the use of computerized maintenance systems, preferably JD Edwards. Sound understanding of preventive and predictive maintenance practices. · Major maintenance outage /turn-around planning experience. · Good understanding of forestry industry operations and equipment is an asset. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by January 13, 2012 or Fax: 250-546-2240

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JOHNSON, ROY IRVINE Roy Johnson passed away on December 22, 2011 at Kelowna, BC at the age of 81 years. Roy is lovingly remembered by his wife Dolores; sons Keith, Garth (Charlene), and Marlowe (Rita); daughter Val (Dan); grandchildren Chrystal, Nikki (Mike), Kristy (Rob), Kyle, Brayden (Jocelyn), Melissa (Rick), Devyn and Landyn; and great grandchildren Calib and Kendra. He will also be missed by close family friends Cindy and Nick Austin. He was sadly predeceased by one son, Craig, in 1981. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday December 27, 2011 in the chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers to the Okanagan Hospice Association, #202 – 1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC, 250-765-3147.


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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. GENERAL FARM LABOUR required in Winfield & Oyama. No exp nec but must be able to learn quickly. Duties incl but are not restricted to pruning, thinning & harvesting fruit. The jobs are physically demanding & require working in all weather cond. Employment from Mar 1-Oct 31, 2012. $10.25/hr. 10 hrs/day, 6 days/wk. Reply to Sohal Orchards Ltd. 10391 Chase Rd., Winfield

EXPERIENCED VINEYARD WORKERS: Planting, pruning, harvesting and general vineyard work (seasonal / part-time from March 15 - November 15, 2012) required for vineyards located in Osoyoos and Kelowna. Rate of pay: $9.50-10.25 / hour up to 60 hours per week and 6 days per week. Previous vineyard or farming work an asset. Fax or e-mail to CedarCreek Estate Winery. Fax: (250) 764-2603 Or E-mail: employment@cedar creek.ca by January 6,2011. Telephone (250) 764-8866.

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries.

GENERAL FARM LABOUR req in Winfield & Oyama. No exp nec but must be able to learn quickly. Duties incl, but are not restricted to pruning, handling compost & soil, planting thinning & harvesting fruit. The jobs are physically demanding & req working in all weather conditions. Employment from Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2012. $10.25/hr. 10hrs/day, 6 days/wk. Reply to to Sedona Holdings Ltd 1790 High Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 7C1

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VINEYARD LABOURERS Intrigue Wines Ltd is seeking seasonal vineyard labourers in Lake Country to start work February 20, 2012. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and in all seasonal conditions. On the job training is provided, duties include grounds & vineyard maintenance, operation of farm & vineyard equipment. Starting wage $9.50/hr, approx 40-50hrs/wk. Please fax resume to 250-766-2834 or email employment@intriguewines.ca.

We thank all applicants in advnce but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years.

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

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Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

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MANAGER, COOKS, 2 KITCHEN HELPERS- A popular restaurant & busy fast food Restaurant in Kelowna urgently requires the following staff: Restaurant Manager (1 position), F/T, $16/hr. Qualified & experienced Cooks (2 positions), F/T, $14.15/hr. Food counter attendants/kitchen helpers (2 positions), F/T, $11/hr. For positions of restaurant Manager & Cooks applicants must be qualified as a Manager/Cook and have minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in the Hotel/Food industry. Please send resume to M & R Deol Holdings Ltd/New York Fries 445 2271 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6H2. Fax to: 1-778477-1126. Email: rajveerdeol@gmail.com

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Services

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Pets & Livestock

Rubbish Removal

Tree Services

Lessons/Training

Pets

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

New Zealand Headingdog pups, very quick learning,for working or active pet,1.vaccination /deworming,$400.00, 250 547 6253”

Pets

Poultry

3 yr. old female Shu-Tzu purebred. Asking $400. In perfect health. Call (250)878-4873

PULLETS, 16 week old pullets, ready for laying. We did all the work, now you enjoy. Sex-alink large brown egg layers for $10/ea, $8.50 if over 12 chickens purchased. 250-549-5060

#1 AAA Junk Removal. Anything,Anytime,Anywhere! Construction/Appls. 250-469-3275

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

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.

Pets & Livestock

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

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

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Merchandise for Sale

Cocker spaniel puppies, black/white, born Oct. 31, $450. 250-499-5397 Email: 3winds@telus.net FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245

Camera Equipment OLYMPUS Digital E 500 Camera 40-150 mm f3.5 - 4.5 Telephoto Lens. Lrg & small carrying cases, still brand new never used, paid $800 asking $500 Cash Firm. Have receipt. Call Bill (250)769-4765

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under

Free Items

Firewood/Fuel

6 year old kenmore washer. $100 (250)765-1633

FREE for the taking..old but very functional double size sofa-bed. Call after 6pm, 250765-2600

SEASONED Fir & Pine, split & delivered. Call 250-7685081

Firearms Boxing Week Sale TuesdayFriday at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Free Items FREE All white toilet, sink & tub., comes with cabinet and most fittings & accessories. From a bathroom reno. Take all or nothing! Call 765-1541 FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104

FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE Stove, Washer & Dryer. All white appliances, You pick up. Call (250)768-4974 FREE Upholstered chair great shape. (250)764-2788

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FIREWOOD. Fir $185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469 Applewood Firewood already cut. Information call Bruce (250)-766-2628

Furniture MERRY CHRISTMAS 25% OFF STOREWIDE SALE HOME FURNISHINGS & COLLECTABLES Now until New Years Eve! 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat OKestates.ca (250)-807-7775 OVER Stocked! Big Sale on all Pre-Owned Office Furniture! Large selection of Real Wood Executive Desks & Storage units! Chairs starting at $39.00@Newer Metal Filing Cabinets - 2, 3, & 4 Dr. priced to sell! Visit our Showroom at Total Office Business Furnishings, 420 Banks Rd. Kelowna 250-717-1626

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

2004 John Deere 160CLC, 2 buckets, with hydraulic quick change, hydraulic thumb, 5400 hours. Exc cond. $65,000. 1998 Hitachi 150 $39,500. 250-260-0217. Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Misc. for Sale 4ft BIRD HOUSES, Tall old barn wood and vintage decorations, some from old mining ghost towns. Prices vary $75-$135, (250)542-0364 CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

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

*FIREWORKS FOR SALE!* At Duck Lake Race Trac Gas WinďŹ eld Hwy 97N 12-7 pm Dec 26- Dec 31

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

Sporting Goods Boxing Week Sale TuesdayFriday at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Stereo / DVD / TV TV Stand $30 & 2 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $10 each. Call 250-764-6135

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

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD Avail. Jan.15 incl. heat, NP, clean safe quiet environment, close to the lake, bus and shops. Call Heather at 250-763-7955 1BDRM apt. for rent. Avail Now. secure building, close to all amenities, $650+ utilities. (250)-861-4700

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

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

Rentals

Rentals

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

3 bed 2 bath that is close to schools. $1300 + util Pet neg 250-300-7377 for an appt

House in orchard. 3bd+ 2bonus rooms, 2bth, $1550+ DD, utils, 250-863-9737 UPPER Mission Lakeview. Lovely 3bd, 3bath, + fully ďŹ nished bsmnt. Pets OK, Avail Jan.1, $2050. 778-577-5007

Shared Accommodation

495 Montgomery Rd 3bdrm House. ($1400) 445 McCurdy Rd Duplex. ($990) 2bdrm carport, stove fridge w/d fenced yard (250)-317-8844 5Bdrm /bsmt inlaw suite in 1/2 Duplex 2200 sqft.,close to bus hosp lake Lrg yard garden space, $1900 (250)868-9059 or text (250)-863-5164 5bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available Immediately. To view call Barb 1-250-443-4893 Cabin 1BD, $650 fridge, stove, utils incl. Avail Now. Call 250-765-2429

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

2BDRM 2bth Ground Floor Access with Small Outdoor Patio. 55+ building NP, NS, no children. $890/mo. Bertram and Bernard. Live-in manager Contact Gord (250)860-4056

2BD. Upper, $1100 2BD Lower $1000 or All $2000 ac, gas f/p up, 2-car grge, shared heat, Avail now, 250-868-7360

DROWNING IN THE RENTAL POOL? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! Gino 250.317.2707 or info@thepropertysource.ca

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Sporting Goods

Homes for Rent

OfďŹ ce/Retail NEWLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ofďŹ ce space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $800 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

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

Rooms for Rent #1 Accesible address. DT area, furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, cable, w/d, w.int, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 #1 Available, Furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ stdnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 1BDRM roommate New, $410 Inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wi-ďŹ , fridge & cable. NS ND. No Pets. Jan 1. text 778363-0533,call 778-363-0394 ROOM for rent. High speed int, all utils incl. $500. Call 250-862-4624 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $500. 250-317-2546.

Senior Assisted Living LOVELY, executive, large bd suite, gorgeous lakeviews, balcony, housekeeping, daily meals,$1700. 2 person/$2200. All inclusive. 250-769-0661

Shared Accommodation 787 Harvey Ave. 2bdrm, 1bath walk to amenities NS. NP. $800. (250)-863-0285 FURNISHED big room downtown by bus. Working person or student. $450 monthly $200 deposit call 250 861-6104 OC-UBCO-CATO ProďŹ&#x201A;, $400 utils, int, cbl, +DD. NS, Cntrl, immed / Mar 1. 250-860-7108

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MATURE Female, Large Lovely Executive Home,Lake View, Balcony, W/D, Cable & Internet. Private Bathroom. $550/$700 Call (250)769-0661 ROOMMATE wanted to share 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;r 2bd condo, recent upgrades, cbl incl, $450+ 1/2 utils, DD & refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. NP. Call (778)-478-7278

Suites, Lower 1000sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1bd & 2bd house, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, DW, WD, storage shed, 1521 Bernard, natural gas, bus stop nearby, NP, $1000 all utils incl. Avail immed. Call Betty, 250-4910626 1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus rte. 250-863-1302. 1BD suite. Up. Mission, bright, quiet, priv entry, laundry,$800 share utils. Pets negot. (250)764-9798 no calls after 9 1BD Walk-in. Clean Cozy Quiet. Gas fp. small pets ok. ste sgle. $800 (250)762-4405 2BD bsmt suite avail. Rutland area. $800 incl utils. Nov. 1st. NS, NP. Call 250-864-7404 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail Dec 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2BD. Lg., KLO & Gordon, ns, np, nprtyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $900.mo. incl. utils. Cls. to bus rte. 250-763-1275 2 BDRM Suite avail. for rent in Mission. Near school & bus. NP, NS. $900 250-317-3462 BRIGHT 2bd, Capri area, gas FP, own lndry, utils incl, cats ok. NS. 250-869-7144 BRIGHT w/o basement suite in peachland, close to lake, 2bd + den, new kitchen, good soundprooďŹ ng, 5 appl, $850/mo. + 1/2 utils. NS,small pets only. Call (250)878-2193

Suites, Upper 1BDRM Suite. Shared W/D. L.Mission. $750/mo + utils. Avail. Immed. 250-215-1562 789 Harvey Ave. 3bdrm, 2bath walk to amenities NS. NP. $1350. (250)-863-0285 CAPRI area, main ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 2bd, NP, $1200 includes utilities. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 PEACHLAND. Close to lake, spectacular views, 3bdrm, upper level, NS, pets ok. See pics on Castanet. $1050/mo. plus 1/2 utilities. 250-878-2193 Vernon: EastHill, modern renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 3bdrm, 6 appl, ac, cat ok, $1100. all inclusive. avail. Jan 1/15 or Feb 1. Damage Deposit not necessary in 1st month. 250-938-1889 aft 6pm

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

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Legal Notices DON Folk Autobody is giving 2 weeks notice for the sale of 2001 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr coupe, belonging to Tyler John 1G1YY32G215109435. $7,924.78. Time and place of sale at Don Folk Auto body, Jan 9, 2012 at 8am.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen new year's exotic For many of us, New Year’s Eve will be the last big dinner cooked in 2011, so I’m sure we’ll want to make it a memorable one. If you have good friends or family coming over to ring in the new year with you, perhaps this simple, but different pork tenderloin roast would make a dinner to remember. It’s from Roger Mooking and Allan Magee’s new book called Everyday Exotic, published by Whitecap Books. Roger is a chef on the Food Network show of the same name as the book, while Allan is the show’s executive producer and co-creator. Their concept is to introduce you to an exotic or unusual ingredient (Roger calls it an obedient ingredient) such as tamarind or Jerusalem artichoke or ginger and provide some ways to use it that will help you become comfortable including it in your meals, thus spicing up your cooking with new flavours. It’s an interesting idea and one you might take on as a resolution for the new year: try one new ingredient each month or each week… The recipes in the book are really varied and look good on the whole, but you can judge for yourself by a couple on this page, and it’s full of very professional food photographs and is attractively designed. For me, New Year’s Eve is full of nostalgia, not only for the year gone by, but also for past New Year’s Eves and often, of friends or family who are no longer with us. So, it’s important to lighten it up by sharing the evening with good friends over some good food and perhaps a glass of sparkly. This was also the year I finally put some of my favourite recipes together in a book published by the Okanagan Institute, so I no longer have to wade through binders of food-splotched bits of paper to find the one I want to use. Jude’s Kitchen is available at Mosaic Books, the B.C. Wine Museum, Calona Vineyards and Quails’ Gate’s wine shops, Discover Wines, Chapters and lots of other places books are sold. If you didn’t get one for Christmas, perhaps you’ll have to gift yourself, and I hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year!

Potato Pancakes Roger suggests these could be served with any meal, but to dress them up, try them with a bit of smoked salmon and a dab of sour cream or a bit of lobster or crab with a plate of greens alongside. 1 egg 1 c. (250 ml) milk 2 tsp. (10 ml) garlic powder salt and pepper, to taste 5 c. (1.25 l) mashed potatoes 1 bunch green onions 1 tbsp. (15 ml) oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) butter Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl, beat the egg with half the milk. Add the flour and mix well. Add the garlic powder, salt and

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Roger's Chinese Roast Pork Roger’s ‘obedient ingredient’ in this is hoisin sauce, which is great with pork and gives the glaze a nice, fruity flavour. We served baby bok choy and big chunks of onion with this. We simply cut the bok choy in half and browned it and the onion quickly in a drop of oil, with a drizzle of soy sauce over it. A nice match with this would be the reasonablypriced Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery's Council's Punch Bowl Sauvignon Blanc, with its refreshing, but exotic fruity flavours.

pepper. Add the remaining milk and mix well. Add the chunky mashed potato (about 5 potatoes such as Yukon Gold) and mix well. Roughly chop the green onions and add. Heat the oil in an ovenproof saute pan over medium-high heat. Once MARINADE: the pan is hot, spoon in the pancake 3-inch (8-cm) piece of ginger mixture to form four pancakes. Add 6 cloves of garlic the butter to the pan. Flatten the pan1 shallot cakes for even cooking. Cook for 1/2 c. (125 ml) oyster sauce four minutes, then flip. 1/4 c. (60 ml) hoisin sauce Place the pan in the oven for 2 tbsp. (30 ml) tomato paste five minutes until they are brown and cooked through. Serves 4.

ROAST PORK

2 pork tenderloins (about 5 oz. each)

oyster sauce marinade 1 tbsp. (15 ml) oil Place the ginger, garlic and shallot in a blender and puree. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and tomato paste. Stir to incorporate. Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloins and place in a baking dish with half the marinade. Turn them to ensure they are completely covered with marinade. Put in fridge for a minimum of half an hour or a maximum of overnight. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Heat the oil in a large, oven-proof saute pan over medium-high heat. Remove the pork tenderloins from the fridge and place them in the saute pan, searing them on all sides. Baste the pork with the remaining oyster sauce marinade and transfer the saute pan to the oven, roasting until it is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

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

Kelowna Capital News 27 December 2011  

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