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hen it comes to tourism in the Southern Interior, the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts. At least that’s the message ThompsonOkanagan Tourism Association chief executive officer Glenn Mandziuk wants to get out as TOTA embarks on an ambitious

10-month endeavour to create a strategic marketing plan to not only promote the region but also gather information to help it develop a bigger, stronger industry here. The regional strategic plan, the first of its kind in the province, will be an attempt to pull together the diverse elements that make up the $1 billion industry in the southern central Interior. But drawing on the needs and desires of 90 communities and 3,200

stakeholders in an area the size of Ireland will not be easy. “Every community with a tourism agency has some sort of a community (tourism) plan and, up to now, those plans have, for the most part, been operating in isolation of each other,” said Mandziuk. “This plan is designed to pull them all together.”

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Tourism from A1 Mandziuk argues that tourists who come to the Thompson Okanagan tend to move around while they are here, in part because of the size of the region and the variation of what the region has to offer. But even if a visitor likes just one thing, often there are opportunities to try different variants at sites scattered throughout the area. Wine lovers can visit wineries up and down the Okanagan Valley and golf enthusiasts can play a myriad of courses, from Valemount in the north to Osoyoos in the south, and skiers have their pick of hills and resorts to chose from. But the strength of the diversity this region has to offer is also one of the biggest challenges when it comes to developing a plan to market the area to the world. The Thompson-Okanagan, when it comes to tourism, is divided into 10 sub-regions stretching from the North Thompson in the north, Gold Country and the Nicola Valley in the east, the Similkameen, South Okanagan and Boundary in the south and the Central and North Okanagan, Shuswap and south Thompson in between. All offer their own inducements to visitors and all want to attract tourists. And then there are the

competing interests of the individual tourism operators at the local level, the 3,200 businesses that TOTA calls its stakeholders. While regional marketing is encouraged by these businesses, as is provincial marketing by Tourism B.C., many local operators have a closer relationship with their local tourism marketing organizations, such as Tourism Kelowna here. “It all depends on the focus,” said Stan Martindale, manager of the Ramada Lodge Hotel in Kelowna about TOTA’s plans. While supportive of the regional effort, he said at the end of the day he, and his counterparts at other hotels here and elsewhere in the region, want the same thing—to fill their hotels to capacity. While Mandziuk wants to spread the word that Penticton and Kamloops are not Kelowna’s competitors when it comes to attracting tourists, when it comes to dayto-day business for Martindale, his competitor is as close as the hotel down the street. But Mandziuk wants those in the industry to look at the big picture. And that means recognizing that first you need to get visitors to B.C. and then you need to get them into this region if tourism is to grow here. And growth is some-

“ Every community with a tourism agency has some sort of a community (tourism) plan and, up to now, those plans have, for the most part, been operating in isolation of each other. His plan is designed to pull them all together.” —Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association thing sorely needed right now. Struggling to regain what it lost as a result of the recession, the tourism industry has seen business slowly climbing back but it is still well off the highs seen prior to the economic downturn in 2008. According to Rose-

mary Paterson, president of the Kelowna Hotel and Motel Association, while business has been down at many local hotels what has really hurt has been the large number of additional rooms added over the last few years in the Central Okanagan. An estimated 400 to

500 new rooms have been added either through additions to existing hotels or, in two cases, by brand new hotels being built here. Currently there are about 3,000 hotel and motel rooms in the Central Okanagan. Still, Paterson said she is happy to see TOTA’s re-

gional strategic plan being proposed and plans to be at the June 7 workshop scheduled for Kelowna. The TOTA workshops, part of a series to be held across the region, will gather input from the public, communities and stakeholders as the tourism association pieces together its plan. The work, which Mandziuk said could not have been undertaken by TOTA two years ago because it was not equipped to do something as wideranging, has been the result of the regional tourism organization repositioning itself to not only market the area but also help grow the industry here. “Research is central to this plan,” he said. “We want to know who the visitor to the region is.” As it stands, information about the tourism industry here, such as the exact size, is still an educated guess. It is known accommodation alone across the region generates about $260 million per year. The $1 billion impact figure has been around for several years and Mandziuk said more exact benchmarks will enable his organization—and local tourism organizations— to chart growth and see what is working, where and why. “I’m not happy at all that we can’t have that data at our fingertips,” he said.

From a local tourism marketing perspective, Kelowna is keen to be part of regional discussions, said Kelowna Tourism’s Nancy Cameron. “Of all the destinations within the region, Kelowna is the largest generator of tourism revenues and as such, Tourism Kelowna is keen to engage in regional destination discussions that focus on identifying improvements required to make us an even more desirable tourist destination,” she said. “Global competition for the traveller is robust and we are well-served to harness any tools at our disposal to make sure Kelowna continually improves its offering to remain competitive.” She said processes, like the one being undertaken by TOTA, provide vehicles for identifying areas in need of improvement. The push for a regional strategic plan for an industry as big and as important to this area as tourism is also being welcomed by Central Okanagan’s economic development officer Robert Fine. Fine, who has been appointed to the advisory board that TOTA has set up to help with the work, echoed Manziuk’s view that other parts of the world, not other parts of the region are the compeSee Tourism A4

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(tourism) strategy like this before.� He added while planning and marketing are still required at the local level, big picture planning like this can only help. The work TOTA is doing is also catching the attention of the province and other regions in B.C. Mandziuk said he ex-

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According to Fine, few investors set up shop in an area without first visiting it. And that is initially done as a tourist. “It’s rare that people simply come here based on a job or entrepreneurship opportunity without visiting it first,� he said. “And that’s where tourism comes in.� So while no one wants to see the reinvention of the wheel, many in the

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The lay of Kelowna’s retail landscape may not live up to the expectations of those anxiously awaiting the chance to zero in on an Americansized deal. U.S. retail giant Target announced Thursday which 105 Zellers stores it will take over first, at the cost of around $10 million apiece, in its hotly anticipated move into Canada.

And Kelowna and West Kelowna were not on the list. Vernon, however, may become a draw for those who like the popular retailer. “We are thrilled to share these first details about our planned entry into Canada,” said Tony Fisher, president or Target Canada, in a press release. “We are excited that these initial store sites ensure Target will be represented throughout the

country. We look forward to completing our selection process during the next several months, moving us one step closer to delivering the Target brand shopping experience to our Canadian guests.” The press release said Target analyzed extensive data on Canadian retail performance, demographics, competition and market potential to identify trade areas which would be well-served by a Tar-

get store. Each selected site is subleased to Zellers and will continue to operate as a Zellers store for some time. Six to nine months prior to opening as Target stores, the majority of the stores will be closed for significant remodeling. Target store openings will begin in 2013, and a detailed schedule of individual store opening dates will be made available at a later date, said company

representatives. Each Target store in Canada will employ approximately 150 to 200 team members. “Target is excited to build its talented and dedicated team in Canada and looks forward to beginning the store hiring process in 2012,” said the company in a release. Target will also engage with Zellers associates to make it easy for them to apply for jobs at Target. Target Corp. said

Thursday that it will buy leases in Canada for $1.84 billion US, or $1.825 billion Cdn, leading to the retailer’s first stores north of the border and marking its first international foray. The Minneapolisbased company said it’s acquiring leasehold interests in up to 220 sites from Canadian discounter Zellers Inc., a unit of Hudson’s Bay Co., and expects to open the first 100 to 150 Target stores throughout Canada in 2013 and 2014.

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If waking up to CBC radio personalities Marion Barschel, Alya Ramadan and Chris Walker has become as intrinsic as making toast and coffee in your morning routine, get ready to shake things up. This week the public broadcasting service announced it will be expanding local content in the B.C. Interior, adding an afternoon show to Kelowna following the Thanksgiving weekend and a new morning show out of Kamloops next spring. “I just think it’s so exciting to have more people working in our community,” said Ramadan, whose been with the Lawrence Avenue-based satellite for four years. Staff at the office found out about the changes two days before it was announced publicly and

were in meetings Friday to discuss future opportunities. Daybreak South host Marion Barschel, who moved to the region in 2000 to take the position, said she doesn’t know exactly what this means for her at this point, but that she would not be out of a job either way. “I’m open to maybe a change, but we’ll have to see what comes about,” she said. “I’m more than happy to continue in my role as host of Daybreak—which I love.” The move is part of a country-wide restructuring plan revealed in 2010. “Last year the president unveiled what he called the 2015 Strategy, which was really looking forward and trying to figure out what should be ahead,” said Lorna Haeber, program director for B.C. Among the critical pil-

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CBC RADIO on-air personalities Chris Walker, Marion Barschel and Alya Ramadan can’t show you their new studio just yet, but the Leon Avenue office space is under construction to make room for an expanded presence in Kelowna and throughout the B.C. Interior. lars of the strategy was a return to hyper-local con-

tent, or more focus on the news on the ground.

As such, Haeber said the changes in Kelowna have been in the planning stages for quite some time and would be financed by adjustments already underway throughout the organization. Both retirements and technological changes which already eliminated positions countrywide, are financing the restructuring for the public broadcaster which operates of government funding. Improved video and editing equipment now allows television reporters to edit their own footage, for example, and CBC as a whole has been centralizing its master control in Toronto. “I just think it’s fantastic news for Kelowna that the CBC is able to expand here,” said Haeber. “We’ll be able to hit people closer to home.” jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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The countdown is on to completion of possibly the largest public construction project ever in Kelowna. On May 27, 2012, the new Centennial Tower at Kelowna General Hospital is slated to open, part of a $432-million addition to Kelowna General Hospital and Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital.

Interior Health recently took possession of the new tower at VJH and it is slated to open this fall. In conjunction with the completion of the six-storey tower at KGH, a new three storey, 84,500-square-foot clinical support building across Pandosy Street from the hospital is currently under construction and will open at the same time as the tower. It will be connected to

the Centennial Building by an enclosed walkway over Pandosy Street. “Today marks a significant milestone in patient care across the region,” Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster told a crowd of hospital and Interior Health Authority employees, construction crews and local politicians who gathered for the countdown ceremony Friday. “It may seem a long way off, but it isn’t,” he

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said. IH board member Erwin Malzer said the new building will see the relocation of several departments, including the emergency ward and ambulatory care and will provide more space and the ability for improved patient care. “The building will be state-of-the-art but it’s really all about patient care,” said Malzer. In addition to the Centennial Building and the East Pandosy clinical support building, KGH has also seen the construction of a clinical campus for UBCO’s Interior medical school and a large new parkade in recent years and plans have been approved for a $448-million heart and surgical centre on site. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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A Kelowna Mountie who punched a pregnant woman in the face two years ago will not have a criminal record, provided he completes 40 community work service hours in the next six months. That’s the conclusion of the sentencing hearing for Const. Steve Conlon, who was initially charged with assault causing bodily harm but found guilty of the lesser included offence of assault back in March. The offence dates back to Feb. 13, 2009, when officers converged on Thompson Road after another officer—Const. Kent Hall—shot wanted man Mark Pauls during an attempt to arrest him. After the shooting, police wanted to speak with Brandie Fahl, who was with Pauls when

he pepper sprayed the officer. Conlon was among the officers who went to 890 Thompson Road to try to speak to Fahl, but the officers were denied entry and told to get a warrant. Instead, Conlon, with two years of policing experience, decided there were “exigent circumstances” to enter the home without a warrant. “Mr. Conlon had an honest but mistaken belief that he had the authority to enter the residence,” said De Walle. Inside, police encountered several people, including Crystal Young, who was holding on to her pit bull. The dog bit Conlon and Conlon punched the dog, and then Young. “The assault was clearly not premeditated,” said De Walle. “It occurred in a charged…atmosphere.” However, he said, it is clear that “Conlon crossed the line at

law when he struck the victim.” In determining whether to agree to the defence submission that Conlon be granted a discharge—meaning, he would have no criminal record—De Walle had to consider whether that would be in the best interest of Conlon and not contrary to the public interest. He noted that Conlon, 41, has no prior record or suggestion of any issues in his job and is a “well-respected” member of the local RCMP. As for whether a discharge would be contrary to the public interest, De Walle highlighted the words of another judge, who asked how it could be contrary in a situation where a person acted rashly in an instant in intolerable circumstances. De Walle also noted that a criminal record could have “serious repercussions” on the career of a police officer, and that Con-



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The invitation is believed to be the first for a school choir outside the Lower Mainland. And it even has the choir’s veteran conductor, the teacher who started the choir program at the school 21 years ago, excited. “This will be pretty cool,” said a delighted Kim Kleineberg. She said she received a call from organizers of the festival “out of the blue” asking if her choir would be willing to participate.

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End of world nonsense To the editor: Now that the clearly delusional Harold Camping has been shown to be an utter fraud and crackpot when his much-vaunted apocalypse, once again, failed to materialize, it is time we acknowledged that the more “moderate” sounding religionists, including many of our local ones, are also equally delusional and not to be trusted. Whilst it has been amusing following the antics of Camping and his followers, there is a much darker side to this whole end-of-time and general religious mania. Thousands have been left not only disappointed and disillusioned but in many cases families have been left destitute. And this mischief has been going on for centuries, always with the same result—once again, Jesus is a no-show. How is it that we can recognize the stupidity of the Campings and their pathetic followers, yet fail to see that all religious apologists are deceiving millions with equally insupportable claims?

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y feedback on the harmonized sales tax debate ran hotter as taxpayers awaited Premier Christy Clark’s “bold” changes to the tax, revealed last week. In response to several angry readers, I will restate what I had hoped was obvious by now. All but the poorest consumers (myself included) are paying more tax under the HST than they were under the old provincial sales tax. The richest pay by far the most. The “embedded” PST has been removed from many products, but evidence isn’t yet clear that this is being passed on to consumers, as economists predict. What is clear is that businesses are benefiting. What is still in dis-

pute is what businesses are helped most. Doug Donaldson, the NDP MLA for Stikine, objected to my statement last week that he was wrong about the HST Tom beneficiaries being “LibFletcher eral donor corporations.” So again I will state the obvious, that forest, mining and other resource companies donate to the B.C. Liberals. (The NDP is on record as wanting to increase corporate income and capital taxes.) Donaldson goes wrong when he specifies “corporations” rather than small business. Consider the forest industry. Over the past 20 years the entire B.C. industry contracted out its harvesting operations, based on the welltested principle that independent con-

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tractors are more efficient than inflexible, strike-prone major forest operators. That has been a painful process, not just economically but in terms of worker safety. But it’s exactly the kind of global-market shift that is being imposed on B.C. As mentioned last week, you may not like that, but you shouldn’t believe those who try to pretend it’s not happening. And those big “corporations” had their major machinery and equipment exempted from sales tax long before the HST. It’s the small contractors who are now getting the benefit. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston notes that anyone can incorporate for tax purposes. It’s common for doctors, dentists and lawyers such as Ralston. But is it practical to expect the owneroperator of a logging truck to do that? The independent truck drivers I’ve met are more concerned about pay-

ing their next fuel bill than hiring a lawyer to incorporate them. Increasingly it is immigrants who drive trucks, outworking the resident population to get ahead as immigrants have always had to do. Speaking of immigrants, the situation in Vancouver real estate is worth noting. One of the things HST was supposed to severely depress was high-end new housing, now subject to the seven-per-cent provincial portion of HST once the prices exceeds $525,000. What has happened? Offshore buyers are pushing costs out of the reach of B.C. residents who aspire to an ocean view. In many cases these are “satellite families,” taking advantage of our clean, stable, safe jurisdiction on the Pacific Rim. Mom may drive the kids to private school in a Range Rover, but See Fletcher A11


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Tax money thrown into recycling bin To the editor: Where do our tax dollars go? I work at a storage company and every year the city sends our tax notices for each unit—almost 500 of them. Nobody lives in these units but they send out notices for each and every one.

Also each envelope has a City of Kelowna pre-authorized withdrawal application, an envelope addressed to the city, and a City Views flyer, all of which goes to recycling. This is what you are paying for—a waste of money. Gaynor White, Kelowna

Time to stop massive pensions being paid out to MPs Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Congratulations on your success in the recent federal election. I understand there are 113 defeated and retired MPs who will collect a cumulative $112 million in estimated lifetime pension benefits. Gilles Duceppe will

collect another $3 million by age 80. After four elections in seven years it is about time to put a stop to these goldplated pension benefits. Currently taxpayers cough up $4 for every $1 contributed by an MP. This must change to a plan whereby taxpayers match MP contributions dollar for dollar. This brings the pension in

line with most pensions in Canada. Governments must come to their senses and realize that taxpayers can no longer pay into these gold-plated pensions. Taxpayers in Canada are being taxed to death and are headed for the poor house. Rick Brown, Kelowna

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Though there are many books to choose from, Revelation is possibly the most ludicrous and bloodthirsty of the entire Bible, yet it is a rich mine of material for those who would pilfer the wallets of the fgullible and simple minded. The execrable Tim LaHaye, and partner J. Jenkins, immediately come to mind as they have for tyears been garnering millions with their Left Behind series of books describing the eternal gory tortures awaiting nonbelievers. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, was only partly correct when he said, “to really make a lot of money, start your own religion.” LaHaye and tJenkins knew it could be almost as profitable and a lot simpler just to write books. Rick Warren also chose the quicker route to fame and riches when he wrote one of the century’s more ridiculous books, The Purpose Driven Life. I paid $1 for a copy at a library book sale, think-

ing I’d scored a bargain, and only realized I’d been had when I started reading it. Something over 30 million copies of that particular piece of drivel have been sold. It’s amazing what people will spend their hard-earned money on. There are numerous televangelists and faith healers preaching messages similar to Camping’s, with their grubby fingers ever in the pockets of the desperate and those only too willing to be led astray. These merchants of madness seem to have no sense of guilt or remorse in lying and deceiving in order that they may live in obscene luxury while travelling the world in private jets, all the time leaving tens of thousands disheartened and disillusioned and likely penniless wherever they go. One of our more “moderate” promoters of Bronze Age beliefs, Lorna Dueck, creator and host of Listen Up TV, made the extraordinary claim in The Globe and Mail last year that all our troops in Afghanistan needed to

keep them safe from harm was for the churches to pray for them, apparently because “sustained ardent prayer extinguishes evil.” Well, it seems God wasn’t listening since there has been no dramatic extinguishment or even lessening of evil that anyone has noticed, in Afghanistan or anywhere else. A similar claim was made last year by a pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in West Kelowna after homes and farms were destroyed by a mud slide in Oliver. Again, prayer was the best he could come up with. A couple of hours work with a shovel clearing some of the muck would have been more effective and probably more appreciated. Vancouver’s Bishop Ingham, in a sermon following the earthquake and tsunami, stated that: “Not even religion can explain the tragedy in Japan.” Not even religion? What a ludicrous statement. Since when has religion offered any reasoned and rational explanation for natural events? That’s the job of science. Religion has

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NDP should support the HST Fletcher from A10 the family reports little or no Canadian income. The only way these residents will pay a share is through consumption taxes. I have also argued that migration of retirees will dominate B.C.’s population growth in the coming years. This is another

group that reports less income but has significant consumption. A recent BC Stats study shows that I overstated the impact of retirees. Since 1961, only seven per cent of migrants to B.C. have been 65 or older. Younger people are coming here to work, and increasingly they will be

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never been in the business of reason and rationality, it has always relied on myth, magic, fear and superstition. Martin Luther well understood the dangerously educating power of reason: “Reason is the Devil’s harlot, who can do naught but slander and harm whatever God says and does.” Much closer to home we have fundamentalist pastor Tim Schroeder of Trinity Baptist Church, ($68,000 in tax exemption this year) who apparently has inside knowledge of “how people are treated in heaven” and is not in favour of freedom of speech when it casts doubt on religious beliefs. Writing a recent column, he complains about the local sceptic group, Center For Inquiry, putting advertisements on local buses “openly challenging religious beliefs.” His use of the word ‘openly’ is telling. It is understandable that he may not like the ads, but does he really think it right that freedom of speech should be limited only to whatever supports his beliefs and opin-

ions? Surely, that is not a very desirable Christian attitude. Why do so many listen to the preposterous proclamations and promises of these self-appointed gurus when they cannot justify anything they claim except by reference to the questionable and frequently forged scribbling of ancient holy men? (Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors are Not Who We Think They Are, by Bart Ehrman). It really is time to recognize that we no longer live in the first century. Let’s move on to the 21st and drop all these silly superstitions and the silly people who promote them. Maybe then we could make real progress in solving the numerous problems our modern world faces. Progress is difficult when so many, who often have considerable influence with politicians hungry for votes, would prefer to keep us firmly stuck in the ancient past. Guy King, Kelowna

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to university. My youngest is still in diapers. I have the best of both worlds—hormonal teenagers and poopy diapers. As anybody with children can attest, no two children are alike. And just when you have one figured out, you realize you were wrong. My boys are very different than my girls as what is important to one gender is often not to the other. I think this is a good generalization for all the boys and girls that we are currently raising. There is a very good scientific explanation as to why boys and girls are so different. Among other things, their brains are simply wired differently. On the one hand, girls are very complex. I do not even pretend to under-

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Markus Thiel stand them. Never could, never will. Probably because I am a guy. So, let’s move on to the boys. Boys are busy. They never sit, rarely rest, always have to be moving, fidgeting or having some imaginary martial arts fight with someone you can’t see. They are always active and there’s a good reason for it. When one studies the psychology of learning with emphasis on boys, it is important to note that the cerebellum, the motor or movement part of

the brain, has an awful lot to do with boys being able to take in information and learn it. This is simply how they learn. Many studies have demonstrated that when you make a boy sit still, not move or fiddle about, their capacity for learning is greatly reduced. They simply need to move in order to learn. In fact, many studies have demonstrated that boys that are involved in athletics often do better in school than those who are sedentary. This is why one should never say: “Sit still and listen to me.” It basically shuts them down. For boys, the wiring of the brain involves input passing through the cerebellum before going to the cortex or the learning centres of the brain. This is not so in females. Adolescent girls

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are able to take in information without the need of movement. The boys’ cerebellar dominance in learning begins in their toddler years and continues through to late adolescence. When I am wanting to ‘connect’ with my son and relay information to him that I want him to understand, I do so while we are active in some way. Anyone who has a teenage son would attest

to the fact that to sit still and talk with your teenage son is about as painful as passing a stone. It simply is not as effective as walking or playing catch or anything of the like while talking with them. Whether one has a need to move or not, to facilitate learning does not mean that they are more advanced. It is just a different style. It is one that needs to be recognized in order to be effective. Movement in young males integrates more of their brain and potentiates the learning experience. As for girls, I just yield to the fact that they are way smarter than us guys. It’s just easier that way. Markus Thiel is a chiropractor practicing in Kelowna. Questions or comments may be sent to askdrthiel@shaw.ca.

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KELOWNA ROCKETS goalie Adam Brown celebrates a win from last season. Brown has been in Vancouver watching the Canucks playoff run. His dad is Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Newell Brown.

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Adam Brown hasn’t spent much time on the ice since the Kelowna Rockets season ended about six weeks ago. But that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old netminder from California hasn’t been getting his fill of hockey. In fact, Brown has been soaking up the positive hockey vibes in Vancouver, watching every Canucks home game live at Rogers Arena. That’s because his father, Newell, is a Canucks assistant coach. “It’s been a lot of fun. To be honest I’ve never

seen anything like it,” he said. “The fans here are crazy. They love the team. They are really supportive. The rink is the greatest atmosphere I’ve ever seen. It’s incredible.” Vancouver is the fourth NHL team that Newell Brown has coached after two stops in Anaheim as well as in Chicago and Columbus. He’s already won a Stanley Cup, as a member of the Anaheim Ducks staff, so when the Canucks begin the quest for their first NHL championship, Brown will have already been there. For the younger Brown, it’s been fun being around the Canucks and

watching his dad through three rounds of the NHL playoffs. “One thing I notice about him is he has always been really emotional on the bench,” said Adam. “He celebrates almost as hard as the players. It’s been really neat. It makes you feel like you are part of it even though you’re not with him.” After the Canucks defeated the San Jose Sharks, father and son shared a wave as Newell stood on the ice. Adam then followed the thousands of hockey fans out into the streets of Vancouver where he saw first hand just how excited Canucks fans are about

the possibility of a Stanley Cup.

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I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. THE FANS HERE ARE CRAZY. THEY LOVE THE TEAM. THEY ARE REALLY SUPPORTIVE. THE RINK IS THE GREATEST ATMOSPHERE I’VE EVER SEEN. Adam Brown

“It was crazy, it was like they won the Cup

but at the same time it’s a pretty big deal,” he said of the celebration in the Vancouver streets. “It shows the support they have for the team and how they embrace everything the team does.” Being the son of an NHL coach means it’s kind of tough to settle on a favourite NHL team. Brown admits to following the teams where his dad is coaching meaning he is now a Canucks fan. Being around a team that is going through the rigors of a playoff run has shown the goalie the level of commitment it takes to have success in pro hockey. “I think I’m learn-

ing about the dedication the players have,” he said. “You see guys getting injured and going back out there and maybe having a bad game and then going out and having a good game. You see what the guys go though everyday and the professional mentality and how they make sure they are ready to go every game.” As far as Brown goes, last week he started his summer training program as he begins off-ice preparations for what will be his 20-year-old season. Brown was undrafted in the NHL Entry Draft last year so will be eligible again this summer. His play last season could also

garner a tryout if he goes through the draft again. Whatever happens with a pro tryout, most expect him to be back in Kelowna to play his final year of junior eligibility. “I’m getting set for coming back to Kelowna,” he said. “I know there is a chance that something else could happen so I’m preparing for that at the same time but I’m ready to come back to Kelowna and have another good year.” In the meantime he’ll be taking in the Stanley Cup final games in Vancouver and hoping to help fans of the Canucks celebrate a championship. kparnell@kelownacapnews.com


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Kids get free bowling in Rutland when it closed and have refurbished the Capri Valley Lanes, which had fallen into disrepair. “We totally renovated it to make it a current, modern bowling centre,” said Sargeant. “We put in an elevator for wheelchair access and we have leagues running from September until May.” Adding the Kids Bowl for Free promotion gives the sport a boost at its slow time during the summer months and helps to introduce the sport of 5 pin bowling to new people. Capri Valley Lanes is the only dedicated 5-pin centre in Kelowna and the smaller bowling balls are easier for younger kids to handle, said Sargeant. “It’s an activity that anyone can do, even people in wheelchairs or with disabilities,” she said. “We also have bumper lanes for the young kids that keep the ball out of the gutter and make the game more fun.” This is the second year that Capri Valley Lanes is offering the kids program. You can find out more by calling 250-979-2777.

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Krause, McKinnon to Team Canada camp Two Kelowna female hockey players have been invited to attend the Team Canada Women’s Under-18 Strength and Conditioning Camp that is being held in Hamilton this weekend. Jordan Krause and Julia McKinnon were selected to attend the camp after being evaluated during last season and at various national camps and events. Krause has nine years of hockey experience and currently plays for the Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy in Kelowna. She has won three B.C. provincial gold medals—in 2008, 2009, and 2010—and most recently represented Team B.C. in the 2011 Canada Games

in Halifax, NS. McKinnon currently plays for the Ontario Hockey Academy, and has 13 years of hockey experience. She is a four-time B.C. provincial champion and was the provincial top scorer in the 2009/2010 season. She was also Team B.C.’s top scorer at the 2011 Canada Games. Invitations were made based on evaluations done throughout the 2010-2011 season by Hockey Canada’s regional scouts and the coaching staffs of Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under 22 Team and National Women’s Under 18 Team. Those players who were chosen to attend the

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off-ice camp were evaluated while they played with their club teams inseason, as well as at various national camps and events. The camp consists of five days of off-ice fitness training and is considered an important first step in identifying those who could be in the running to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. ••• Kelowna midget female hockey player

Stephanie Schaupmeyer has been selected to play for Team B.C. The selection was made after a camp last weekend held in Salmon Arm. Schaupmeyer was one of five Kelowna players that played for the Thompson Okanagan Rockets in the B.C. Female Midget AAA League this season. In 23 games she scored 11 goals and added nine assists for 20 points. ••• B.C. Hockey announced the head coaches

for the female teams that play in the B.C. Female AAA League. For the second year Mark Elder will be behind the bench for the defending B.C. champion Rockets. The FMAAA is entering its fifth season of play, which showcases the top female talent in B.C. at the Female Midget level. The 2010-2011 season saw the Rockets capture their second straight Female Midget AAA Championship after defeating the Kootenay Wildcats.

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Are you wondering what kind of activity to get your kids involved in over the summer? Capri Valley Bowling Lanes is giving parents a pretty good, low cost option. The 5 pin bowling business has joined a nationwide movement in Canada and the U.S. that is offering kids two free bowling games every day from now until September. The Kids Bowl Free program (www.kidsbowlfree.com) is aimed at providing kids with a positive and fun activity in the summer months and giving parents an affordable outlet for activities. “I know how expensive putting kids in activities can be,” said Capri Valley Lanes owner Ruby Sargeant. “This is something that the whole family can do for under 10 dollars.” It has now been oneand-a-half years since Sargeant and her husband took over operation of Capri Valley Lanes. The husband and wife team moved from Valley Lanes

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and Kim Teichman also scored in the win, while Wendy Jansen was solid in goal. Nicole Lamey scored twice for Stiyotes, while Charlotte Middleton earned outstanding player honours for her team. In other action, Mark V Autobody blanked RPM Automotive Extreme 2-0. A through ball from midfielder Anna Durrant to Sacha Roberts who drew away the lone defender while relaying the ball to Amanda Harris resulted in the game’s first goal. The second goal came on a cross from Christi Capozzi with Lauren Harris completing the play. Keeper Elizabeth Bowbell registered the shutout.


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Increase mileage slowly to avoid injury

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MacDonald in UFC 133 Kelowna’s best known mixed martial artist has secured another fight with the UFC. The UFC announced last week that Rory MacDonald will be back in the octagon in August as part tof UFC 133 in Philadelphia. MacDonald is comring off an impressive victory over Nate Diaz in late April at UFC 129 in Toronto. That win improved MacDonald’s record to f11-1 heading into his next bout in the welterweight tdivision. The UFC announced on Monday that MacDonald will meet Mike Pyle at UFC 133. MacDonald will fight for just the second time outside of his home country of Canada, having previously fought in the United States in his UFC debut last January. It will be his fourth UFC appearance having won twice. His only UFC loss came against Carlos Condit in a fight that saw him win the first two rounds before being stopped late in the third round. Pyle is riding a three-fight win streak, and brings a 4-2 mark in his six UFC appearances. The 35-yearrold is coming off two impressive wins in his last ktwo fights. MacDonald has moved from Kelowna to Montreal to train and was unavailable for an intertview when contacted by the Capital News. He told www. mmajunkie.com that he is working hard to continutally improve. “I have many years ahead of me, and I have a lot to learn,” he said. “I’m going to be much sharper every time you see me in the octagon because my life is training, literally.” UFC 133 takes place

from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn. on August 6, headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.

wenty-one point one kilometres— zero injuries. After running my first half marathon a few weeks ago in Vancouver I was happy about the accomplishment of finishing the race and equally happy that I sustained no injuries during the race or training. As a physiotherapist I’m very aware of the potential injuries that can occur when you start increasing your activity level or distance. A common mistake many people make is increasing their distance run too quickly. By gradually increasing the kilometres you run each week you can minimize damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints in your body. One of the most common injuries we see in long distance runners

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discrepancies can have an increased risk for developing this condition. It can also affect people who participate in any activity that has the knees bent including weight training, downhill skiing, circuit training, any jumping sports, or cycling. Several studies have indicated that most pain occurs when the knee is bent to about 30 degrees, which is typical of long distance runners. Comparatively, sprinters tend to have more bend in their knee when their foot strikes the ground, resulting in less pain. Studies have also indicated that runners with this condition usually have decreased hip abduction strength on the involved leg compared to the uninvolved leg. Hip abduction is the movement of the leg out to the

side so weakness in this area causes the leg to turn inwards and put more pressure on the iliotibial band. Often, the patient will note several key aspects of their condition. 1) There is usually pain with repetitive knee motions 2) There is rarely a history of trauma 3) Climbing and descending stairs is usually worse 4) There is usually no pain with sprinting, squatting, or stop and go activities such as tennis and 5) The pain is usually diffuse and hard to localize. Treatment for this condition, which you should discuss with your physiotherapist or doctor, usually includes reducing the irritating stress by changing the running terrain, decreasing mileage

and changing shoes. We will also focus on reducing the irritation with heat or ice application and strengthening of the hip abductors and glut medius muscles. Stretches of the iliotibial band are usually performed as well. By slowly increasing the distance you run each week, or by following a certified running program you can minimize the stress placed on your body and hopefully avoid injuries throughout your training and on race day. Remember to run safely—and happy training. Adam Bernard is a registered physiotherapist and associate at Sun City Physiotherapy. He can be contacted at our Glenmore location or email glenmore@suncity physiotherapy.comz

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Answering the call when seniors need help A call in the middle of the night that mom had a bad fall or dad accidentally overdosed on his meds can strike terror in the hearts of family caregivers. According to a study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network, far too many adult sons and daughters don’t have the information they need should that emergency call come. Home Instead Senior Care recently surveyed future family caregivers, people who plan to care for their parents when the need arises. Some of the survey findings were: • 43 per cent of future caregivers say they expect

to start caring for their parents within the next three years, 14 per cent say they expect the call to come within the next year, and one in 10 expect to be called into action at any minute • 51 per cent can’t name any medications their parents take daily • 52 per cent who say their parents have allergies to medications can’t name these allergies • 76 per cent can’t name their parents’ blood type. “The results of the survey were no surprise to us since we often are called to assist when families are in crisis,” said Don Henke, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Kelowna. According to Health

Canada’s Report on Canada’s Aging Population, four out of five seniors living in their own home suffer from chronic health conditions. “Seniors cope well until a crisis occurs and then somebody must step in, and that’s when the children see that their mother or father is taking all these medications,” said Pronica Janikowski, professional development coordinator of the Canadian Society of Consultant Pharmacists. “They are very surprised, but it’s not unusual. A senior with four health problems—an eye condition, hypertension, cardiac issues, and diabetes—ould be taking eight different medications.”

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ecently, I attended a memorial service for a senior that I knew. At the service, one of the attendees, who also has elderly parents, made the comment that, “Too many are dying.” As someone who offers a consulting service to assist seniors and their families, I can expect to be attending a larger number of funerals and memorial services than is normal. And often, I hear adult children make that same comment about seniors dying. If their parents have not yet died, they may be thinking of what it will be like for them to deal with the loss and grief. Sometimes I think it is as much about contemplating our own mortality as it is missing a loved one or a friend.

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Sharen Marteny When I go to funerals for seniors I cared about, it pulls at my heartstrings, but I know that same feeling will happen again with each passing month. I have training to be aware of the grieving that I need to do, and I know how emotionally draining it can be. Once, while in attendance at the death of a senior with a coroner on the scene, I was gently stroking the body of the senior. I did not realize I was doing that until the coroner’s assistant pointed it out to me, acknowledging

that I must have known the person. It is at times like that when I realize how much the death of a senior can mean to one person, and how someone living a long life can have an impact on so many people. I think of how the seniors are feeling about their demise, particularly when their friends have already passed away. Sometimes, age or lack of mobility makes it difficult to be at a friend’s funeral or memorial service. And often, seniors are left to grieve the loss of not just one friend, but a number of friends who could have died in the course of a year. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257 www.seniorsconsulting.net

SENIORS’ ACTIVITIES Upcoming events at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 Kelowna: roast beef dinner and dance, Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m., music by Wishbone; chicken cordon bleu dinner and dance, Friday, June 10, 6:30 p.m., music by Vic and The Band; pancake breakfast, Sunday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; roast pork and turkey dinner dance, Friday, June 17, 6:30 p.m., music by Rutland City Limits; Father’s Day pancake breakfast, Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; ladies auxiliary general meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.; ham and salmon dinner dance, Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m., music by New Vintage; ladies auxiliary strawberry social, Sunday, June 26, 1 to 3 p.m., admission $6; general meeting, Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m. For more information on these events call 250-762-4117. Upcoming events during May at the Elks Club Lounge: Every Friday evening, Texas Hold’em Poker, registration at 6:30 p.m., game time 7:30 p.m.; meat draw every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Kelowna 15th annual Fiddle Concert and Contest, sponsored by the Kelowna branch of the B.C. Old Time Fiddlers, is June 3 and 4 at the Rutland Seniors Centre, 765 Dodd Rd. Tickets available at all music stores. Call 250-763-4406. Central Okanagan Retired Teachers Association luncheon Monday, June 6, at Capri Hotel. Cost is $24, doors open at 11:30 a.m. Presentations on pension plan and new extended health plan. Confirm attendance by emailing wfindlat@ silk.net by June 1. St. Andrew’s 82nd annual Flower Show and Tea on Saturday, June 11,

2 to 4 p.m., at the church, 4619 Lakeshore Rd. Call 250-764-7478.

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Join the Respite & Recreation Club program which is designed to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer disease and dementia. Meet every Wednesday morning at Fernbrae Manor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Barbership Harmony group meets every Monday, 7 p.m., at Water Street Seniors Centre. Guests welcome. See www.evg.org/chordial or

SENIORS call 250-868-3796. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivers and people in the early

stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on Tuesday at the Kelowna Resource Centre, 865 Bernard Ave. Call Jennifer at 250-860-0305.

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The Ozone Secret, Part 3 I have used Ozone Therapy since 1996 to heal sore joints and to help people with their immune issues, including infections and allergies. In The Ozone Secret Part 1 I discussed how effective Ozone Therapy can be. In The Ozone Secret Part 2 I discussed the basics of how Ozone Therapy works. Now in The Ozone Secret Part 3, I will discuss the most popular Ozone Therapy treatments. Ozone is an energized form of oxygen. It is also a gas. I use ozone topically and I inject it. Ozone is useful on the surface of the skin for treating rashes, as well as with bacterial infections, bed sores, and other serious skin conditions. Topical Ozone Therapy comes in several forms, the first being ozonated olive oil. Ozonated olive oil has the consistency of candle wax at room temperature. Applied to the skin it melts back to a liquid, penetrating deep into skin so that conditions such as athletes foot respond to treatment. The second form of topical Ozone applies the gas directly to your skin with a special bag assembly. Ozone bagging is available for feet and legs, hands and arms, and for the entire body. The third topical ozone treatment is rectal insufflation, an effective treatment for boosting your immune system. Ozone gas is introduced to the large intestine through a special plastic tube. This effective Ozone treatment is popular in Europe and Central America, but it is not so much here in Canada. None the less rectal insufflation Ozone treatments are effective for boosting the immune system and as an adjunctive therapy for cancer. I inject Ozone gas for a number of deep health concerns. Of course I do not inject Ozone gas into a vein or artery. But I do inject Ozone gas into large and small joints, as well as just under the skin in a technique known as micro dosing. Micro dosing has been called Gas Acupuncture since it is often injected into traditional acupuncture points on the skin. Microdosing is my favorite technique for treating slow healing wounds, insect and cat bites, as well as sore joints. . Ozone Therapy is an effective and efficient treatment for boosting healing and immune function. Ozone Therapy is a secret worth knowing.

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Howard Kruschke, senior director of sales and marketing for Predator Ridge, talks about new home buying opportunities at the golf resort. Shauna Nyrose CONTRIBUTOR

Question: With golf season now in full swing, give us an overview of the Predator Ridge Golf Resort. What inspired the project? Kruschke: Predator Ridge is located 25 minutes north of the Kelowna International Airport, and 15 minutes southwest of downtown Vernon. We have a selection of condominiums, townhomes, ranchers, villas, single family homes, custom homes, homesites, and fractional vacation homes. Our prices range from just under $60,000 for fractional ownership on the new golf course, to $1 million-plus for custom homes overlooking the golf courses and Lake Okanagan.

PREDATOR RIDGE Golf Resort has a selection of condominium, townhome and single-family home buying options. The 1200 acres definitely inspired the project. The Commonage is a unique and special place in the Okanagan, and over the last 20 years, Predator Ridge has let the land strongly influence the development process… whether that is the development of the golf assets or real estate. Q: Tell us a little about your location and what makes Predator Ridge such a great fit for this area? Kruschke: Location

wise, I think the key thing about our resort community is how close it is to everything (15 minutes into town on beautiful Commonage Road), yet how quiet and connected it is with nature at the same time. Whether its golf, hiking, cycling, or simply sitting on a deck...the peacefulness and quiet is what I hear about most from our homeowners. And the fact that the location offers equally great access to both Kalamalka Lake

and Okanagan Lake, Silver Star Mountain Resort, 50 minutes to the Shuswap, and 90 minutes to the Kootenays…it’s a great central location with something to offer everyone. Q: What are some of the reasons that people have chosen golf course living in the North Okanagan area vs. other areas? Kruschke: The size of Vernon feels right to them (all of the amenities minus the traffic), access

to both Kalamalka Lake & Okanagan Lake, and the world-class golf here. Q: What’s different or unique about Predator Ridge over other recreation properties? Why is this important to buyers? Kruschke: The key thing that Predator Ridge has over other recreation properties is how well established the resort is. What many people don’t realize is that we commenced development close to 20 years ago. As one member of the team

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here is fond of saying: ‘All of the infrastructure is already in place. We are continually adding more infrastructure, but even if we weren’t, you would still be part of a resort community where the key amenities are already established and fully operational.’ Q: Who are your key buyer groups and why are they choosing to buy or build a home at Predator Ridge? Kruschke: Primarily upscale and aspiration-

al buyers from Alberta and the Lower Mainland as well as local buyers from Vernon, Lake Country, & Kelowna. While our homeowners choose Predator Ridge for a myriad of reasons, the most common is that there is already a very well established sense of community here. Q: What options or upgrades do you offer and what has been popular with your buyers? ( this may not be applicable? Or choose a few highlights from the product offering). Kruschke: We offer a large selection of upgrades. In fact, sometimes I joke that every home we build is a ‘custom home’ to some extent. Our focus here is to do our utmost to make our customers happy. If that means moving a wall, or the addition of an ultimate wine room, we’ll do it. So in that sense we’re definitely not a tract home builder and I think that our customers really appreciate that fact as we work with them in building their dream home. See Golf A19

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Special resort is located in special part of the Okanagan Kruschke: We have definitely seen a shift in the golf market itself over the years. There is such player diversity, with golf enthusiasts from every age and stage of life. This market wants to purchase on a golf course that is suited to all skill levels. When we engaged Doug Carrick to design our new course, we had the vision of creating a truly playable resort course. We envisioned a course that will challenge the scratch golfer who’s playing from the tips, but that challenge level diminishes proportionally as you move forward thru the tee boxes. From the initial feedback from those people who have played the new Ridge Course, I think we’ve been successful in building the type of course that we originally envisioned. Q: Tell us about the developer- how long have they been in building golf course and new home communities. What are some other projects they have

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Q: How have you noticed the real estate market and recreation property market change in the last few years. How does Predator Ridge address this ‘new reality’? Kruschke: One of the most obvious changes is that we no longer see the ‘launch’ of new real estate product or neighborhoods. Gone are the days of people ‘lining up around the block waiting for the doors to open.’ Personally, I think the new reality is great for the industry as a whole. The investor/speculation market is much smaller, and now we are dealing almost entirely with end-users; clients who are considering making Predator Ridge their home. This aligns itself perfectly with our vision for Predator Ridge, which is building one of Canada’s best resort communities in a very special place. Q: What have been some new innovations and/or trends in golf course real estate development in the past couple of years?

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showcase Golf from A19 built? Kruschke: Wesbild has been in the real estate development business in B.C. since the ‘80s. The master planned community they are most recognized for is the Westwood Plateau above Coquitlam in the Lower Mainland. They are now developing Burke Mountain above Port Coquitlam, and also building Turtle Mountain, a residential community overlooking the City of Vernon. Q: Predator Ridge has won some pretty prestigious awards. Tell us about them. Kruschke: We have won a number of Tommie Awards for our housing design and construction. These are import-

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ant awards for us because of the recognition of our peers and community, a community that we are very proud to be a part of. Our new Ridge course

was awarded Best New Golf Course in Canada by ScoreGolf magazine for 2010 – something we are very proud of. Q: Where exactly is Predator Ridge and how can interested buyers view the home offerings? Kruschke: If you are travelling from Kelowna, take 97 to Vernon to the Predator Ridge turnoff, which is approximately halfway up the west side of Kalamalka Lake. Follow the signs up Bailey Road to Commonage Road, turn left and you can’t miss our entrance monument. Our Real Estate Sales Centre is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The resort is open 365 days a year. Come by for a visit. We would love to show you around.

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Building your own home requires some planning One of the most misunderstood aspects of financing is the home construction mortgage. This type of mortgage can be very frustrating to work with, but there is a process to follow from the initial mortgage application to the completion of your new home. In these current economic times, it is harder to obtain financing for that dream home. While a mortgage broker can help on the mortgage application side, it is also wise to work with a professional home builder on the construction of your new home. Here are some potential pitfalls and benefits that come with building your own home. What’s involved when a contractor is building my home? The homeowner is required to present the bank or mortgage broker with a signed contract, outlining all the terms and conditions of the build, including when the money “draws” will be required. The contractor can take much of the worry out of the process as they will arrange for the materials and trades required. Normally, you will purchase a lot and have deposited 25 per cent of the purchase price of the lot as a down payment. The first draw is normally at lock-up, which means the home is framed, with all the windows and doors in and the roof finished and shingled/shaked. The second draw could be after the drywall, electrical, roughed in plumbing, etc. is completed. The final draw would be at 100 per cent completion and an occupancy permit has been issued. The draws may vary slightly but the specific amounts will be spelled out in the contract. One of the most important items, which the majority of financial institutions require, is the New Home Warranty, which the contractor will supply.

The terms and conditions of the warranty will be relayed to you by the contractor. What if you want to build your own home? The second type of home construction mortgage is where you act as your own general contractor, and hire all of the trades and purchase the materials yourself. Again, the bank will require a complete estimate of the building costs, along with required building permits. It is recommended a do-it-yourself builder account for inevitable cost overruns such as possible increases in labour and material costs. Our experience is when you calculate your initial costs, a minimum 10 per cent increase should be added to your estimated costs. Fifteen per cent is probably more realistic. Along with the cost estimates, you should also provide a “spec” sheet which outlines the type of roofing, stucco and other exterior finishings. Most financial institutions require the New Home Warranty be in place but a limited few will allow you to complete the construction under the “owner/builder” process. If you find that dream lot and can’t fully pay for it, there are options to allow you to finance it and pay interest on the amount borrowed. That would give you time to sell your existing home and build when you have money from the sale of your home, should you own one. Again, there will be a minimum down payment of 25 per cent of the lot value required at the time of purchase. As well, most financial institutions will require an appraisal of the house be done when the house is completed. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117) and Trish Balaberde (250-470-8324). www.kelownahomemortgages.ca

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The sixth annual Chef Inspired Culinary Conference hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa showcased the culinary talents of a local chef. Mathew Morazain, executive chef at UBC Okanagan, was one of 24 chefs from across Canada chosen to compete and showcase his creative talents during this three-day event. During the second day, eight teams of three chefs competed in the first stage of the event that showcased entrées ranging from tuna loin, veal tenderloin, beef tenderloin, mahi mahi, pork tenderloin, chicken breast and venison. Morazain and his team prepared a poached chicken breast stuffed with a ginger farce and served with a melon julienne salad with red pepper sauce and basil oil as an appetizer, and a coconut and lem-

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Let’s focus on health prevention I’m sure most of you have heard these old expressions: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;” or “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Both basically mean it’s almost always less painful and more efficient to adopt good practices rather than wait for something to fall apart. When that “something” is your body, this is especially important. For example, is it better to brush and floss every day, or just let your teeth fall out and get dentures? These questions are a vital part of our provincial health care system. Obviously, we wish nothing but good health for all British Columbians. But wishes aren’t enough, as we have to find a way to pay for provincial health care. And it’s vastly more economical to invest in healthy practices than in expensive treatments and care. Health economics is an area of keen interest to me. I’m actually working on my PhD on the subject and have led many discussions on the subject in caucus and with various groups around the province. That’s why I’m excited about the strategy announced this week by Premier Christy Clark and Health Minister Michael de Jong. It’s comprehensive, innovative, and forward-

Norm Letnick thinking. Some of the highlights include: • $24 million for a new program called Prescription for Health, giving doctors more tools and resources to work with individuals to develop unique and individual illness prevention programs. • 50,000 participating patients will be eligible for a subsidy towards a gym membership, comparable physical activity-based program, or a nutritional program. • Several new and expanded specialty services, such as dietician services at HealthLink BC, and QuitNow, an innovative service for people who wish to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. This is crucial. Chronic disease caused by unhealthy lifestyles (for example, lung cancer in smokers, or diabetes caused by obesity) costs the heath care system more than $2 billion every year. There are also programs aimed at peer coaching and stress reduction—two sometimes

under-appreciated but fundamental aspects of healthy living. I’m enthusiastic about this program precisely because these aren’t cookiecutter solutions. If, for example, you don’t smoke, get regular exercise and eat a balanced diet, those kinds of incentives and programs may not interest you. But if you experience, say, unusually high amounts of stress, make no mistake; that can be just as harmful over the long term. So a program like Bounce Back: Reclaim

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Schmirler foundation to support KGH neonatal unit fundraiser The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is a Canadian charity dedicated to helping hospitals to care for premature and critically ill babies. It is named for Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion curler Sandra Schmirler, and has been helping NICUs for more than 10 years. On Aug. 19 to 21, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will team up with a local committee to raise funds for the Kelowna

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RODANTHE, N.C.— My symbiosis with Kampgrounds of America didn’t happen all at once. It was, in fact, a slow build. It began on the jumping pillow, that dome of inflated rubber planted in the ground where I sprang endlessly into a warm summer afternoon—never mind the 7-year-old girl who counseled her younger brother to jump away from me because “grownups make it too bouncy.” It continued during the $1 ice cream social, when I was told, yes, I can have chocolate and vanilla on the same cone. And it was cemented atop the water slides, while debating between the blue one and the yellow one. The chlorine-slickened 8-year-olds squealed in near unanimity on behalf of the blue. “It goes down to the deep end!” they shouted. When you stand 4 { feet, yes, 5 feet is quite deep. I took the youngsters’ advice and, to their cheers, splashed into the chlorine for myself. It was then that Kampgrounds of America and I became one; I realized there is no cleaner, safer, more programmed camping experience—some would say “camping experience”— to be had. Accept that and you’re set. Kids accept it easily, which is why they love the place. Among the squealing pool masses was Jordan Lester, a 7-year-old from Dunn, N.C., about to turn 8. Told he could do anything for his birthday, he searched KOAs online and picked this one on the Carolina coast that backs up to a wide, saltyaired beach. In three days he had watched a movie at

the outdoor theater, made s’mores by the campfire, tie-dyed T-shirts, rented a banana bike, played miniature golf, hit the arcade several times and made repeat visits to the jumping pillow. “Last year we rented out a skating rink and had 100 people,” said his mother, Jamie Lester, 43, a nurse. “He thinks this is more awesome.” Parents think so, too, for more practical reasons. Loud parties are not tolerated at KOAs. The grounds are safe and clean. Activities abound. The showers are hot (if not quite immaculate). And entry is affordable. During three days at this coastal KOA, the Dunn family had not left the grounds, except to hit the beach. “We even had better food at the cafe here than we did in town,” Lester said. Even if you’ve never stayed in a KOA, you’ve undoubtedly passed one of the 475 spread through 43 states and Canada. The chain’s roots can be traced to 1962, when, legend has it, Billings, Mont., businessman Dave Drum noticed cars streaming toward Seattle’s World’s Fair. Sensing opportu-

nity, the company says, “Drum quickly constructed a campground on his land that offered hot showers, clean restrooms, a small store and a patch of grass—all for $1.75 a night.” Still operating in that vein, KOA today does to camping what it also does to spelling: mold something recognizable into a fun, easy and slightly ab-

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surd experience. When does camping include air hockey and pizza delivered to your tent? When you’re at a KOA. You can pitch a tent, park your camper, rent a bare-bones cabin (air conditioning, no running water) or stay in a deluxe cabin (air conditioning and running water). The grounds can neighbor oceans, state parks, mountain ranges or redwood forests. Some people come to KOAs for a night, and some stay long enough to fill their front yards with toys, folding chairs and satellite dishes. While there is something comfortable and family-oriented about KOAs, they’re humble enough that drinking white Russians from plastic cups while mini-golfing a pebble-strewn 10hole course still feels appropriate—exactly what a foursome was doing at the one in Virginia Beach, Va. “We’re just not hotel people,” said Kathy

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Shupe, 52, of Orchard Park, N.Y., swinging her putter a stone’s throw from the tent she shared with her son, sister and future daughter-in-law. “We usually camp in the woods, but with that camping you can’t do this stuff.” The differences between KOAs and “woods” camping, as Shupe put it, are clear the moment you arrive. At the Virginia Beach KOA, for example, I checked in at the main

lodge, which doubles as the convenience store (KOA red wine, anyone?) and gift shop (perhaps a KOA stuffed bear?). After I paid $100 for a oneroom “kabin” that sleeps four, a woman in a yellow KOA polo picked up a walkie-talkie. “Camp store to camp host,” she said. “Camp host,” crackled the reply. “The gentleman in the gray vehicle is going to

Cabin 2,” she said. “I repeat: The gentleman in the gray vehicle is going to Cabin 2.” By the time I stepped into the humid afternoon, a man driving a golf cart was waiting. “You going to Cabin 2?” he said. “Follow me.” He led me 15 seconds up the road to a squat wood cabin. As he explained the intricacies of the door lock, some French teenagers stopped to ask about Wi-Fi. “The whole park is wired,” he told them. Wireless Internet in your tent; will KOA’s wonders never cease? There actually were a fair number of foreign visitors at the Virginia Beach KOA, and most seemed happy with the accommodations. They chose KOA because the grounds seemed safe, accessible and distinctly American. “The only thing with which we have a deception is the bathrooms,” said a French-Canadian woman who wanted to be identified only by her first name, Sylvie. “The showers are old and not so clean.” I had to agree with Sylvie. Then again, shower funk can’t be unexpected. This is camping, after all. Sort of.

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an awed reverence, as he described the plant that is so rare that its location is a secret. Ghost orchids get their name because they have no leaves, only roots, and when they bloom, their flower seems to float in midair. To me, the ghostâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which was not bloomingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;looked like a shriveled shoelace or a green piece of yarn. Unimpressive, to say the least. But nearby, two gray security cameras attached to trees pointed toward the federally protected plant, capturing images of any-

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tertaining and sometimes hokey combination of kitschy skits that visitors take part in, and serious mob history. It’s endorsed by the daughter of infamous Chicago mafia kingpin Sam Giancana. Life-size videos of actor James Caan (who played one of the original Corleones and met a bloody death in “The Godfather”) lead the way. Visitors are given a mob nickname, asked to do favors for a mob boss and told to lie to a policeman—all in hopes of becoming a “made man,” a member of a mob family. Either that or get whacked. It’s advertised as “interactive entertainment” instead of a museum and carries a steep

and $25 million to construct. The 26,000 square-foot, 33-room attraction features live actors, holograms, gangster’s family heirlooms and more. price tag of $39.95 per person. We’ll see whether the Northsidve or the Southside mobs of investors come out ahead in this

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NEWS â&#x2013;ź STANLEY CUP FINALS

The time has come for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Canucks to make history I hate to say I told you soâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but I did. Actually I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hate to say itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I rather enjoy it. Regardless, the (our) Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years and the second time in the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 40-year history. Like so many fans out there, I am hoping that the Canucks can finally win their first Stanley Cup. Lord knows we are long overdue. Several weeks back in this column, I predicted a Boston-Vancouver final. Depending upon the outcome of the Game 7 played between the Bruins and Tampa Bay Light-

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Charlie Hodge ning on Friday (this column was written Friday morning), the Canucks may indeed meet my long-loved Bruins in the final series. Boston has not won the cup in 39 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so both clubs and their fans are on pins and needles. When one makes playoff predictions they often blow up in oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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face. But I must repeat my earlier predictions so I can brag and strut. I predicted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Western Conference the Vancouver Canucks will finally thump their nemesis the Chicago Black Hawks in six games. Detroit will slide by Phoenix in five games, San Jose will down Los Angeles Kings in six games thanks to goalie Niemiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brilliance, and Nashville will upset Anaheim in sixâ&#x20AC;Ś Despite the huge scoring line of Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan, the Ducks will disappear early. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Eastern Conference will see Boston rally to edge Montreal in seven games Tampa Bay will rally as well in edging Pittsburgh in seven games Buffalo rides the brilliance of Miller to victory over the powerful (but weak in goal) Philadelphia Flyers. Washington will edge the Rangers in a surprising seven game series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m predicting the final four teams to be Van-

couver and San Jose in the West and Boston and Washington. (Whoops, I should have said Tampa.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch for a Vancouver-Boston final, with Vancouver finally winning their first Stanley Cup in modern history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;MVP award will go to Daniel Sedin or Roberto Luongo.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope my prediction continue to hold true. Go Canucks Go! â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Last weekend, the Deb Stone Band totally rocked the Kelowna Community Theatre (again, as predicted), proving that Kelowna music fans do want a place to dance even if they are my age (50 plus). The concert/dance included Stone singing a number of her original songs from her excellent CD, Written In Stone, as well as a variety of covers of such artists as The Eagles, CCR, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Trooper, Doobie Brothers, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin.

Stone and band kept the crowd happy and hopping throughout the night and deserve a hearty round of applause. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ As I have mentioned in this column before, my agreement with the editor is that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not allowed to make comment on city council discussions in this space. That agreement stops me from correcting, clarifying or commenting on any inaccurate, incomplete or misinterpreted media coverage of meetings. I am particularly offended by some recent â&#x20AC;&#x153;storiesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;editorialsâ&#x20AC;? by certain media members regarding the issue of the remuneration review that recently took place for council. Therefore, I encourage any readers who want to know what was actually said by myself and other council members to log on to the city web site and listen to the actual minutes of that meeting held

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Jane Muskens to treat college students as older children instead of independent young adults. It is an extended adolescence that allows parents to play a major role in their children’s education and college experience.

The problem with all of this is that, in the eyes of the college or university, any student over the age of 18 is considered an adult and will be treated accordingly. This means that even though mom and dad are paying the tuition, they cannot call up the school and demand to know their son or daughter’s grades. Canadian post-secondary institutions must follow Freedom of Information legislative guidelines and cannot give out this information. Yet there is a demand

by parents to get involved, so post-secondary institutions are now providing families with more opportunities. Many colleges and universities provide specific information to parents on their web page and some have even gone as far as creating handbooks for parents. Some may argue that parents have to let their children grow up and learn to be young adults, but many still feel the need to be involved. I think you need to do a bit of both.

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Send your children to college and let them learn to look after themselves and make sure they know what is expected of them, both as a young adult and as a member of a postsecondary community— this is especially important if they are living in residence. Along with this, parents should make a point of understanding the policies and regulations of the college they are sending their child to. Usually the institution’s web site is the best place to start. Although this information isn’t on the homepage, I would suggest that parents search for academic regulations, which can be found in the policy section of the school’s calendar. These regulations include how students will be graded, what happens if they drop a course late

in the term and the consequences if they fail an entire semester. Parents should understand what happens to their son or daughter if they are placed on academic probation. Knowing the importance of their GPA is another good piece of information to have. Most parents and students don’t realize that although you can pass a course with a 55 per cent, most credentials require a graduating grade average of at least 60 per cent to graduate. Vocational courses often require a minimum of 70 per cent for a pass, and if students fail one course they are usually unable to continue in their program. Another thing to know is the school’s attendance policy, this is usually very important for programs that require students to complete a number of

hours in the classroom and a practicum. And if you can’t find this one on the web site, I would recommend you call the registrar’s office and find out what happens if a student becomes ill during the term and is unable to complete their courses or program. As someone who is paying the tuition, it is important to know what options you have. So my advice to parents is simple: Let your son or daughter grow into becoming young independent adults as they enter college or university, and spend your time researching their school so you understand the expectations their school has of them. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College. jmuskens@okanagan.bc.ca

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PUBLIC MEETING Advisory Planning Commission

The Commission will hold a public meeting on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6 PM City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers The public is invited to express their views to the Commission.

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NEWS ▼ KELOWNA

Popular children’s summer sports camps are returning to UBCO Looking for a cool experience for your kids over the long hot summer? Do they want to discover what university is all about, explore their creativity, or have an outdoor adventure? For the first time, the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is offering themed activity camps that cater to a variety of interests for children and youth aged 7 to 17. This summer, UBC has a lot to offer kids and teens to fill their summer. In addition to the returning Heat Athletics’ sports camps, the new U Camp offers week-long day camps. The feature camp is The Power of Being a Girl, an empowering week of leadership, team building and lifestyle skills for girls aged 11 to 14. Fun, fitness and friendship are also emphasized. And there is much more. Kids from 7 to

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PARTICIPATING IN THESE CAMPS WILL ALLOW KIDS TO UTILIZE SOME OF THE AMAZING FACILITIES AND EXPERIENCE A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER HERE AT THE OKANAGAN CAMPUS. Layne McDougall, UBCO campus recreation coordinator

17 can choose from such themes as Mini U, Kreative Kids, MultiSports, UBC Survivor or have an adventure with water relays. U Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options to drop off as early

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as 8 a.m. and pick up as late as 5 p.m. to give parents more flexibility. “Our themed camps provide a great opportunity for children and youth to try something that is both different and fun,” said Layne McDougall, campus recreation coordinator. “Participating in these camps will allow kids to utilize some of the amazing facilities and experience a little bit of what we have to offer here at the Okanagan campus.” The always popular Heat Athletics sports camps are back, offering instruction and conditioning in volleyball, basketball and soccer. Sports camps are for boys and girls from 13 to 17, with the exception of soccer which is for girls from ages 8 to 12. For full details and registration, visit www. goheat.ca/summercamps. Parents are advised that space is limited.

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WISEMAN, ROBERT ANDREW Passed away in his Kelowna, BC home at the age of 84 on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Bob was born on March 16, 1927, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Rufus and Lillian Wiseman. He was predeceased by both his brothers, William and Carl. Bob is survived by his wife Sue (nee Uhrig), his son Jeff and his wife Christine (nee Mierow) of Dallas, Texas, his son John and his wife Richelle (nee Larsen) of Calgary, Alberta, his son Joel and Melinda Misener of Kelowna, BC, and his daughter Diana Stanyer of Calgary, Alberta. In addition, he is survived by ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bob graduated from Ohio State University in 1953 and went on to pursue a career in Chemical Engineering in the pulp and paper industry. He served in the United States Navy as a medical assistant in San Diego during World War II. Then he worked for 35 years for Mead Corporation, including 20 years in Prince George, BC at the Northwood Pulp Mill. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, big game hunter and fisherman and he especially enjoyed fly fishing for steelhead and salmon on BC´s coast. A memorial service and interment for Bob will be held in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 6, 2011. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Wildlife Society at www.bcwf.net.

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Allan, Elizabeth “Beth” Muriel Colborne (nee Gallatly) A Memorial Service in honour of Beth, who passed away in December of 2010, will be held in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services 250-762-2299

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GUNNING, VIRGINIA TRACY (GINGER)

January 30 1949 – May 23 2011 Ginger born in London England immigrated to Vancouver BC 1972 passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Kelowna BC. Ginger is survived by her adoring and beloved daughter Nicole, Dan and their boys Draydin and Brody, her father Kenneth, her sister Christine, brother David and Richard. Ginger will be cremated, followed by her celebration of life with family and friends. Ginger was a strong kindred spirit to her daughter, grandsons and her nieces and nephews young and old. Ginger supported the Children’s Hospital BC Charity Funds, Kuz of Kate and Cheyann’s Fund. Flowers may be sent to the family, or in lieu donations to the Children’s Hospital BC. Private funeral arrangements have been made by Ginger herself. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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

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DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/ career/ 1-800-961-6616. GRADUATING? THE trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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CALL 250-860-9480 BOOKKEEPER, in house req’d for busy Oyama based business, PT postition, more hours in spring & summer, QuickBooks exp a must, completion of accounting course prefered, ref’s req’d. Send resume to office@campokanagan.com or fax 250-548-0047 Bookkeeper/Vernon/ P/T to start, must have at least 2 years experience using Sage Accpac software or something compatible with particular emphasis on AR/AP, experience in purchasing, order entry, inventory control a definite asset. Interested candidates should email their resume & cover letter to mary-eljay@telus.net We wish to thank all applicants in advance, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. PT night/day time cleaners req’d at Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Must be able to work weekends. Please leave resume at Guest Services. Attention: Julie/nights, Pat/days.

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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.

EXPERIENCED Line Cook required. Apply in person to Friends Pub. 250-769-4757

Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. SUMMER WORK I m m e d i a t e openings, $17base/ appt ,Conditions apply, no exp. nec., training given, 448-1132 www.summeropenings.ca

SUNSHINE Market Kitchen needs Chefs/Cooks, FT. Top wages & Benefits. Drop resume off at 4600 Lakeshore Rd. Kelowna or Email sunshinemarket@shawbiz.ca

Home Care/Support SUPPORT WORKER: For young adult autistic female Mon-Sat 8 5pm 3 day shifts some eve relief. Any or comb. of the following: CEA/SNW/BI Training, Applicable relevant work experience an asset. Valid Driver’s License & Clean Driving Abstract, N/S, Criminal Record Check, 3 references Please email or Fax your resume Attn: Sherry Hamilton Fax 250-768-7341 ss.hamilton@hotmail.com Closing date Jun 3, 2011

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ACCOUNTANT POSITION Publishing company located in Peachland, BC requires an Accountant to handle day-to-day accounting duties up to and including financial statement preparation. The Accountant will work along side the Controller and will assist in other various accounting tasks assigned by the Controller. The successful Candidate will be one who pays attention to detail, and who has at least two (2) years of experience in an accounting environment and has knowledge of full-cycle accounting. Preference will be given to applicants that have an accounting diploma/degree and/or are studying and seeking their accounting designation. Computer skills are required and knowledge of Great Plains/ Quickbooks software will be considered an asset. You must have excellent analytical and interpersonal verbal and written communication skills with strength for details and numbers. You must have the ability to work within a team as well as independently. The ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and provide solid results are other characteristics that will be considered.

ROOM Attendant 40 hrs/wk, $13.00/hr 1-2 years experience High School education Knowledge of English language -Physically demanding -Must have positive attitude, able to work under pressure with detailed work habits Reply: Best Western Hotel 2402 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1 Email: rosemary@bwkelowna.com

Medical/Dental CDA Position available, 4days /wk, no eves or weekends. Applicant with experience preferred. Please send resumes to Dr. T.A. Martin, #22-1710 Ellis Street Kelowna BC, V1Y 2B5 or fax: 250-762-0702

Professional/ Management O’FLANNIGAN’S LIQUOR STOREDOWNTOWN KELOWNA Busy Cold Beer and Wine Store in downtown Kelowna is looking for an enthusiastic and responsible MANAGER to be part of the dynamic management team. Responsibilities include recruitment, training, scheduling, ordering, cost controls, security controls, merchandizing, monthly inventory count and maintaining an energetic and positive environment for all team members and customers. Candidate must have proven strong interpersonal, communicative and effective leadership skills, develop and implement marketing strategies and have a strong desire to create a fun & profitable environment. Previous supervisory experience is absolutely necessary. Experience in a liquor retail outlet and with Barnet software would be an asset. Benefits include 100% employer contribution medical and benefits package as well as daily meals. Please send resume with salary expectations to shabbirdhalla@gmail.com

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FLEET Supervisor/Maintenance Mgr. with Commerical Transport Mechanic designation , $30/hr. plus bonus, day shift, flexible work week, email resume: lance@okews.com

Industrial Electricians

Wanted for WTP work in Prince Albert Sask. Competitive Wages, LOA and Benefits!

* Immediate Start * Fax resume to (1)250-492-3343 or visit www.betts.bc.ca for more info. WANTED 2ND or 3rd yr automotive tech. Apprenticeship, benefits and ongoing training offered. Computer diagnostics an asset must have own tools. Fax resume: 250-860-3881, email 1kelowna@telus.net WE are currently seeking a FT Water Restoration Technician (Flood Tech) The position offers competitive wages and benefit pkg. Must be IICRC Certified and have experience, a positive attitude and willing to work flexible hours. Please fax resumes to 250-860-9159 WELDERS - SEEKING welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389”

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This firm offers a great work environment with a highly competitive salary and benefit package depending on experience and education. If you would like to apply for this position, please email your resume to bobbygill@telus.net

Classified Sales The Kelowna Capital News is a community newspaper with a distribution of over 50,000 copies serving the communities of the Central Okanagan every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. We are currently looking for a classified advertising sales representative to work in our fast paced office. The ideal candidate must be motivated and take the initiative to build relationships to help grow their clients business. You must be able to work well under the pressure of deadlines and be a team player able to drive and increase revenues. Excellent inter-personal skills as well as being highly organized are a must. The Kelowna Capital News is part of the Black Press Group, the leading independent newspaper publisher in Canada. If you are interested in a rewarding challenge and would like to be part of a successful team please submit your resume with cover letter to: Rachel Dekker Office Manager, Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 fax: 250-862-5275 email: rdekker@kelownacapnews.com Closing date for submissions: June 8, 2011

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Driver Needed With a 3/4 or 1 Ton Van. Dropping off bundles of papers to Carriers homes. 3 days a week. Paid by flat rate per day. Hours average 3-8 per day depending on delivery area. Send Resume to or drop off at: 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Attn: Glenn Beaudry Email: gbeaudry@kelownacapnews.com

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COMMERCIAL, RESTAURANT, OFFICES, MEDICAL, STRATA & FLOOR WORK Excellent References CELL: (250)868-7224 FAX: (778)477-2668

CONTRACTORS JELLIS CARPENTRY & CONTRACTING LTD.

Complete Carpentry Services Decks, millwork, sheds, garage organization, renovations & improvements.

Scott Jellis 250-300-3250 Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter

Licensed & Insured

765-6898 In business since 1989

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

Al’s Bobcat Service • Soil/Rock Installs • Postholes • Forklifting • Backfilling & Compacting • S/Axle Dump Truck Hauls • Mini Excavator Service

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WINDOW CLEANING Residential, commercial post construction, gutter cleaning. Serving the Okanagan for 8 years. WCB Contact Randy @ 250-317-1029

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SENIOR HOME ASSISTANCE : House cleaning, errands and general senior assistance. Compassionate and honest service at reasonable hourly rates. Call : Leeda @778-478-1195 please leave message for immediate response

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Hairstylists HAVE scissors, will travel. Mobile Barber will come to your home Monday or Tuesday. Bob, 250-864-2421

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Contractors DCR. Reno’s, Kitchens, Baths Flooring/concrete/wood/decks/ stairs. Free est 250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

Countertops GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM

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

Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/ re-do, 30 years exp. Go for the best! Call Ray, 250-769-5583, 250-878-0708 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)

Excavating & Drainage BOBCAT/Mini Excavator Serv Soil/ rock installs, postholes, footings, grading 250-470-2598 PAUSCH Equipment Kubota Kx161-3. Excavator day/week /month. Rentals.250-470-8688

Fencing

1# NU MAID “Making U House Proud”! Professional. Reliable. 250- 215-1073

ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622 www.akf.ca BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038,

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Services

Merchandise for Sale

Home Repairs

Roofing & Skylights

Antiques / Vintage

LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

TERRY’S Roofing. Tar & Gravel repairs, re-roofs & new, specialize in torch on. Call 250-718-5429

SOUTH OKANAGAN Silver Buyer We will come to you to pick up any amount of Silver & Gold. View our site & compare prices. www.sosbuyer.ca 778931-0558

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems

Rubbish Removal

Floor Installer Carpet & Vinyl exp. quality detailed. Call for your quote today 250-5754393 QUALITY Floors layed by Hooksnapped Flooring installation. 250-869-2125

Garage Door Services

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

Garden & Lawn

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1-1-1- All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 1-1 AERATING; pwr raking, mowing, hedge trimming; yard maint.(250)869-5349 www.AllThingsExterior.org $29.95 “Lawn Cutting Great rates on all yard work.Fence repair & Painting250-863-7539 AERATING, power raking, hedge/shrub pruning, rotatilling, lawn care, mulch & rock etc. Insured. Exp.’d Ace Of Spades. 878-1315, 765-7825 ASPEN LANDSCAPING, irrigation, aerating, pwr raking. Spring clean-up. No HST. 250317-7773. CUSTOM Rototilling. Veggie & flower gardens. 250-862-0821 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com GORDON’S Quality Lawn Care. Spring Special.12% off aerating/dethatching. 250-863-8935 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... JIM’S MOWING. Same day service. Fully insr’d. Aerating/ Power Raking. 250-310-5467 KELOWNA LAWN & Irrigation. Spring start-up and repairs. Gerry at 250-769-8717 LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404 TAM’S Gardening. Clean-ups/ Maint. Planting, weeding, pruning & more. 250-575-3750 Top quality topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand & gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. Pickup Mon-Sat 250-769-7298 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $35/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380

Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

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

Home Improvements JELLIS Carpentry & Contracting Ltd. Complete Carpentry services. Scott 250-300-3250. POWERFENCE.CA Automatic Gate Openers LiftmasterSingle Swing Kit Starts at $999,1 877 744 3651

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John’s Quality Irrigation Pro Reliable, Economical Service Call John 250-215-0693 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start up, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025

Landscaping

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#1 STOP FOR ROCKS. www.bcrocks.com. Please call 250-862-0862 BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery included on orders over 30 yards. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-838-6630. Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discount!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 LANDSCAPE labourer req’d for mowing, yard maintenance etc. Applicant must be of good charactor. We do criminal checks & drug testing. Must have clean drivers abstract & drive standard. Wage to be negot. Health benefits, after probation period. Apply to (250)-979-8274

Masonry & Brickwork W W W. S T O T Z M A S O N R Y. C O M Serving the Okanagan since 1975 Call Albert for a free estimate Phone: 250-862-6139

Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca

Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098

Plumbing DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

Pressure Washing CASCADE Mobile Pressure Washing. Windows & Gutters Cleaning. (250)300-0717

Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card www.teamgerman.com. RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.

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Sand/Gravel/Topsoil

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LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114

NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Gravel, Sand, OgoGrow. Visa, Debit, Mastercard. 250-870-1138

Snowclearing

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Comm. snow removal & comm snow blower. 250-979-8033

Sundecks

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

Tiling

OKANAGAN Stone & Tile. 25yrs exp. Free estimates. All work gauranteed. Reno’s to tile. Call Gary, 250-317-4770 TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Tree Services 1-1-1- All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured.

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

Window Cleaning BROTHERS Window Cleaning Res., Comm., Gutters, Painting. WCB Ins. 250-317-1029 Hands Free Maintenance. Window, gutters, yard maint, pressure wash. 250-718-2963

Pets & Livestock

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$100 & Under UPRIGHT Freezer Good condition. $50 (250)765-7987 SPACE-saving computer stand, steel,beige/rollers easy asem.$50 vkelowna@mail.nu Frigidaire Fridge Good condition. $50 (250)765-7987 KENMORE chest freezer, 7cu’, 22x32, good cond., $75. Call 250-769-4022 Kenwood De-Humidifier $65 call (250)861-6778 NEW childs’ playpen, folds & has bag for travel. $40. Call 250-860-6163 RYOBI table saw, 10”, Good cond., $99. 250-766-2804 USED Electric Cement mixer, works well. $100. 250-8081638. Viking Deep Freeze Approx. 15 cu. ft. $90 (250)861-6778 WOOD BURNING STOVE OLD FASHIONED STYLE $1OO (250)765-7987

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55 GAL Aquarium, fully equipped, $160. 778-478-7278 Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna Queen Bed with Metal Frame excellent condition. $200 (250)765-1414

Livestock Organic certified Black Angus Loala cows, heifers,steers, yearling bulls.Bred sows, NZ Border collies,250 -547 -6253.

Pets 3 male Mini Dachshund, 1st shot, ready June 1st, $500 each. 250-260-4074. “Archies” Escort Service. Pure Bred reg brindle male English Bulldog. Small but mighty. Call the “Kernel” at (250)838-0066 Australian Shepherd/Border CollieX. Blue Merle pups. $500. 769-6795 Bouvier Des Flandres 7 yr old Good watch dog Brindle in color (250)769-7629 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS CKC reg puppies. Champ lines. Tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready June 12. $1200 peterandskye@gmail.com. 250-392-1440 FREE Puppies for Adoption* Mom: Pure German Shep.- 75 Lbs Dad: Bern. Mntn Dog X - 150 Lbs 5 females- 3 Blk & 2 Tan 250-484-4628 or email canadianro@hotmail.com

Miniature Eskimos, 3 female, 2 male. Ready June 7. Championship line, beautiful & socialized. $900. (250)545-1155 MULTI-POO Puppies. 8wks old. $450 firm. Call 250-3170894 PUREBRED Standard size black Poodle Puppies. $600. Very Smart & Affectionate. Only 2 left. Call 250-768-7869, 250-470-2422

$300 & Under Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna

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Garage Sales UPPER Mission’s Best Neighbourhood Garage Sale! 18+ Homes on Windsong Cres. & Haskins Crt. Tons of Kids stuff, Tools, Sports Eqmt, Toys, Home items, Art and so much more! Something for Everyone. Sat.June 4th 8am-2pm.

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies SEABRIDGE CLASSIC Walk-In Tub. Right hand door with warm air massage jets (1 ONLY) Tub & Installation $7,995 incl Tax (Subject to existing bathroom layout) Call 250-862-7488

SHOPRIDER Scooters & Power Chairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers & ramps, new & used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

Misc. for Sale 1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1.50 per board, approx. 500 boards to a lift. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. Christie Carriage - skyline logging. Collectors Items, 1986 Honda Shadow, 1100 cc, great cond., 34,000 kms. 250545-4653 or 250-308-0977 A FREE Telephone service get your first month free. bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.


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Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

ARE YOU BETWEEN HOUSES? Lower Mission, 2800sqft 3 bdrm, & large bonus room available for rent until Aug 13. Mostly furnished. 1 block from beach, backs onto park, 1 block from Mission Creek Greenway, 1 block to H2O Center, newly reno’d. $2600/mo incl utils. 250-764-6135

1BD. like new, sep entr. 5min to UBC. priv. quiet cable/int/ utils. wrkng fem/stud. prefer’d NS NP $700. (250)765-8406 1BD, reno’d, spacious bsmt suite near cosco, $775. Call Taiya, 778-478-1900 1bdrm above grnd, spacious, bright, priv ent, sep patio, sep WD, gas FP, NS, NP. $800 incl utils. 250-762-9726 1BD suite, N. Rutland, near bus, suitable for quiet single person. FS, WD. NS, NP. $750 incl utils. 250-491-2176 1BD w/den+sunroom, 1200 sq’, July 1st, priv ent, patio, WD, prking. Beautiful lake view, quiet cul-de-sac. $1050 incl utils +DD. NS, small dog ok. Mature couple. Call 250707-1006 2BD close to bus, shops, lam. flrs, priv backyard, NS, NP, Refs, $750 incl utils 250-8647502 2BD Cottage & 3bd grnd flr in Lakeview Heights newly reno’d Bright, spacious, with pool, Large lot with view. All appl’s incl., call 250-769-9038 email: qizhangsun@gmail.com 2BD Legal Suite Rutland, ns, np.near school,bus Avail now. Utils & Cbl incl(250)765-9264. 2Bdrm $800/mo utils included. NS. Prefer working person. 250-860-7014, 250-863-0822 2BD, utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, Near shopping & bus. Quiet Rutland area. Lndry HU’s. WL int. $850, dd req’d. 250-765-2931,or 250-8782812 3bdrm (lrg)newly reno’d Lower Mission 6appls. a/c storage NS NP Sep driveway,$1175 + 1/2 utils.Stassi (250)862-0664 $900 utils incl. Mission area. Pets negot.. 2bd, 1bth. Storage, shr’d yard. 250-826-9703 BELGO- 2bd, 1ba, lg. liv rm, lg kit, $750/mo. Laundry incl., 250-765-3884 & 250-878-9303 LEGAL, Bright, lrg 1bd .suite $750 incl utils, lndry. NS. NP. 250-864-7377, 250-765-0707 Lrg 1bdrm hospital area WD Sep entry Lrg yard NS NP $800 utils incl’d (250)868-8874 N.RUTLAND- studio suite incl all utils, int, cbl & lndry, access to UBC, $700/mo avail June 1 NP, NS. Ref req’d. 250-765-5117, 250-215-1511. Priv entry 1bd 1bath utils incl’d nr shopping, bus, university Avail May27 $800. 765-3440 RUTLAND. 1bd bsmt suite, NS, NP, $750. Avail. now. 250-765-3002, 250-863-5616 Suite Deal! Westbank. Senior needs special handy person w/car & cat care. 768-9512 WESTBANK SMITH CREEK 1Bdrm lower level, a/c, fridge,microwave,hotplate includes cable,net, all utils. NP. NS. $600/mo (250)717-0045 WEST Kelowna. 1bd suite. Partialy furn’d, incl utils, NS, NP, $700. Pref older, wrking, single person. June 1. Call 250-769-4022

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BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an Offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660. Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd SAWMILLS - BAND/Chainsaw - Spring sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and Save money. In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000. Msg 250-979-0250.

Spacious 2bdrm 2bath 5yr old condo by Costco. w/d dw a/c balcony. Avail. now $1100.+ utils. NS/NP 250-495-5107.

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Misc. Wanted INSULATOR collection wanted. Telephone & Railway types. Prefer a large amount. 250-539-2031

Musical Instruments GRAND PIANO CLEARANCE SALE MOIR New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 PIANO SALE, blow-out prices on used grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062, Kelowna: 250-869-0819, Toll Free 1-800-663-5183.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.

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CARMI AREA 6 acres with well, hydro across road $160,000 21 acres great for private retreat. Good building sites. $299,000 for details Call 250-578-8404

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BD, 2bth, 1500sq’, bright top flr corner unit, great loc. MLS $199,900. Betsy Price, RE/ MAX Kelowna. 250-212-5520 HOLLYWOOD Station, 1182 sq’, 2bd, 2bth, 2 ug prking, SS, tile, many upgrades. $244, 500. $10,000 down. Balance mortgage for 5yrs at 4%. $1038.31/mo. 250-762-3966 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Duplex/4 Plex DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000 Msg 250-979-0250.

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You’ll Get the Best buy from our factory outlet featuring Palm Harbor Homes. Show Homes at 1680 Ross Rd. www.accenthomes.ca (250)-769-6614 Home packages available for your land or we have specs/pads available. Bank/Credit Union/Financing approved product. Done right installations and genuine service for over 40 years. WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!

Mortgages REDUCED TO SELL 726 Renshaw Rd. (4th house S. of Pearson Elem.)

3165sq’, 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Bi-level, gr. level walk-out. Vault sunroom. 3 Fireplaces 21’x23’ shop, hoist hgt. Lrg level .21 acre lot Fenced & hedged. Downstairs kitchen. Ideal for Daycare. Spacious R.V. parking Must be seen inside View: www.comfree.ca(Code 1143)

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RV Sites RIVERFRONT RV lots in SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT, Lots of amenities. Priced to sell only, $119,000 call Brian 250-862-5289

Townhouses 3BD, 3.5bth townhouse. Capstone Estates. Finished bsmnt, gas fireplace. $315,000. 250859-1529 SUNRISE VILLAGE D-PLAN Active Clubhouse with pool, hot tub, games etc. Excellent location, 2bdrm, 2bath, den, with heatilator fireplace, large country kitchen, fully insulated, double garage, lots cupboards with craft room, screened patio, new roof, all window coverings, 5 appls. many extras. 2 months possesion. Moving to Alberta Must sell. Offers $290,000 (250)762-2813 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $219,900. 250-547-9659 3bdrm house on Shuswap River, 1.03 acres, beautiful garden, privacy. New roof, RV storage, lrg shop w/garage. $359,900. (250)838-7929 view 6 1/2 Acres with Cape Cod Style 4bdrm 3bath Lakeview Home Priv setting Only 15 min to DT Kelowna 5 min To UBC $639,000 (250)-215-1324 COURT ORDERED SALE. 3Bdrm+den Family Home. 2 baths, lrg fenced yard, garage, Nice area.$315,000 Lloyd 250215-5607 MacDonald Realty MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.89% VARIABLE 2.25% Trish at 250-470-8324 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Homes Wanted WANT $6000 CASH NOW?? + steady monthly payments? I need 2+ Bd’s dble gar. or carport. Central Kelowna. Donna (250)860-9951

Okanagan ***OPEN House*** 2344 Nahanni Crt /Dilworth May 28 29 1-4pm Must be sold $640,000

Rentals Acreage 3 Acres pasture for lease. Irrigation,great for horses.Central $200. 212-7322, or 765-0085

Apt/Condo for Rent 2BD full lower flr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv fenced yard, $775. Gary 250-768-4383 A-1 Condo Winfield area, 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1025 sq/ft fully furn’d with 5appl, avail Sept 1- April 30. $1800. N/S, N/P. 1 month DD. Perfect for student. 403-803-2577 AVAIL now. 1or2 bd+den, 6 appl, rent or lease $1000+, immac, fp, ac, prking, central loc., bus route. 250-491-3090. BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788

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2bd, starting @ $850 incl. parking & utilities. 1Bdrm, starting @ $700 (250)-860-5220 COSTCO AREA. 3BD, 2bth, $1450/mo + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail immed. 250-869-9788 DOWNTOWN, 2bd, close to lake, nice view, new paint, carpet, tile. Balcony, parking space. 778-214-0087.

FAIRLANE CRT. Close to shopping & bus route,

2BD/3BD APARTMENTS

Heat & hot water incl. New adjustable rates. Call (250)-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd.

Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email: millcreekestates@shaw.ca

PARKINSON REC area. 2bd, 2bth,5appl,busroute,avail now $1150/mth. 1 sml pet ok. Ref’s req’d & DD. Call 250-868-0726

WILLOW PARK MANOR. 270 Aurora Cres 239 Hollywood Rd. S 1 & 2bd units S Next door to the full service Willow Park Shopping Center S Free parking S Resident manager 250-763-3654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for June1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

Commercial/ Industrial 1000 sq. ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Central Westside Location 250-769-7424 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 3100 sqft unit #3-690McCurdy Rd. Warehouse shop office for lease. Rick 250-770-0903 900SF Warehouse/ Office w/600sf. mezzanine & 12’x20’ overhead door, incl. 10’x20’ fnc’d. area, $1000/mo.+tax. 250-258-6566 HWY 97 North, 1500-3300sq’ of ind. space & compound+ 1acre of industrial fenced yard. 250-765-3295, 250-860-5239 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614 LEATHEAD Rd. I-4 5400sqft.Warehouse. 1500sqft- Seperate Office. Fenced Land. Call (250)-212-2861

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD & 3bd, College area, window blinds & appl incl. NP. July 1. 250-860-8583. 2bdrms w/d, yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $875+ utils. Avail now. (250)470-0000 3BD Mainflr, McClure Rd, RV/ gar prking, CA, WD, FS, sorry NS, NP. $1200+utils & DD. 250-212-0392 471 Hein Rd., 2bdrm, new paint, w/d, f/s, carport $950 +util., 505 Hein Rd 2bd also $875 Avail now 250-317-8844 COSTCO area, Good side x side duplex, ideal for responsible family, 4bd, 2bth, rec room, appliances, fenced yard, NS, NP. July 1. $1195 /mo. Call 250-769-5871 DOWNTOWN. 1/2 Duplex, $1200+ hydro, 3bdrm, 2bth, 4appl, NP, NS, close to schools, family/adult, June 1. 250-769-6709, 250-868-9210 RUTLAND - 4bd, 2.5 baths, across from shopping, close to schools, $1350/ mo. Avail immed. 250-317-0475 WESTSIDE - 2bdrm close to amenities. NS. 5 appliances. (250)769-6515.

Homes for Rent 1BD in Ellison, WD, FS, June 1. $750+utils & DD. Suits one person. 250-765-5208 2BD House, upper level in Capri area, shared lndry, mature wrkong cple, NP, small workspace & garage. $1000+utils. (250)448-8507 2Bd/tv room 2Baths Dbl wide Modular home on private property, New appls, 250-766-2181 3BD House, Ellison area, no dogs, $950+utils. June 1. Call 250-869-2186 4BED+DEN 2BATH BLACK_MTN $1250+Util. 250-869-8504 5appl. 2 decks.

AVAIL now. House for rent in Rutland area. $1700 plus DD & utils. 250-859-6784 RENT-TO-OWN: 3br,4br,5br Vernon & Peachland from 1600/ mo with 5k down 250-309-2565

SMALL lakeside cottage, suitable for 1 non-smoking, non-partier, full kitchen, stand up shower, $700/mo + $700 DD. 250-767-0083. WESTBANK Estates furn’d 4bd, 2bth, deck, lake view, hottub. $1650. Pets ok. Call 877-803-7168

Winfield 3bd 2ba No bsmt., 6appls a/c, June 1, NS. NP. ref’s req’d. $1250 + DD & utils. 250-766-3395, 250-861-0656 2BD 5Appl FP Patio Carport $1200 OR 3Bd 3Ba 5Appl Patio Dbl Gar $1600- 250-8601961 www.cdnhomefinders.ca

Office/Retail 830sq’ street lvl Office/Retail space w/washroom, fully reno’d. Exc DT loc., 500 blk Lawrence Ave. Lease req’d. 250-769-7281 eves HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 or 250-860-5239

Rooms for Rent A+. 1rm, furn’d Cable, W/D, wireless internet, quiet, monthly, avail immed. 250-862-9223 CLEAN, safe furn’d rooms/ suites, DT, students/working/active seniors, int, WD. Lng/short term. 250-861-5757. MATURE Female. Large Bed /sitting room, w/d cable Exec House, priv balcony. Beautiful Lakeviews.$600.250-769-0661 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-215-1561

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Senior Assisted Living ROOM/Board for seniors w/ some care. Priv rm w/cble & own phone. 3 cooked meals, snacks, lndry, housekeeping. $1250/mo. CPR & 1st Aid Cert. Annie, 250-317-3341

Shared Accommodation 1BD, shared. $450. Available Now. Downtown area. Call (250)-212-8909 25 yr old male looking for resp roommate to share the resp if 2bdrm apt at Orchard park (250)768-8083,860-9399 eves AVAIL ASAP. 1bd near all amens NP/NP/NS. $400 utils., WL net/laundry incl’d. Stdnt/ wrking pref. 250-801-8648 Central 5min to Anywhere! Clean quiet great view $550. incl.utils cable net. June 1st. 250-469-1238, 778-478-2288 ROOM in shared townhouse, great loc, 5 appl, $485/mo plus 1/2 DD, 1/2 cable & utils. 778478-7278 Shared accom in house $500 per month. include everything. June 1st 250-868-1314 CLEAN Roommate. ND, ND, NP. AC. From $450/mth. 250860-8106, 250-718-5837

Storage BOAT, RV & Dry Storage Hwy 33 & 97, Prime space, cheapest in town!! 250-862-8682

Suites, Lower 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Lakeview Heights. NS, pets negot. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 1BD 4Appl Patio $750 Incl Util Cable Internet OR 2Bd 5Appl Full Bath $800 -250-860-1961 www.cdnhomefinders.ca 2BD. Ground flr, new reno, lam flring, 250-681-2406

Suites, Upper 2BD. Avail immed, quiet, 4 plex suite. Newly reno’d. NS. $830 + Utils. DD. req.’d Call 250-451-9923 LEVEL entry furn bachelor suite in Winfield. 10 min to UBCO. $500/mo utils incl. DD, NP, NS. 250-766-2526.

Townhouses LAKEVIEW Heights Townhouse 2bdr 1.5 bath 1120 sq ft 4 appliances. No Pets non-smokers, $950/month + DD +utilities available immediately. Phone 403288-5819

RUTLAND. Franklyn Rd. Near Plaza 33. 2 bdrm, ground level, laminate flring, sep ent, carport, June 1. NS, NP. NP $850 + utils. 250-718-5160 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Want to Rent Senior lady w/indoor cat req’s bright unfurnished 1bd apt must have storage & close to bus & shopping 778-478-2110

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Cars - Domestic 1 2010 Elantra Touring GLS. White, 1 owner, 28,000km, S&W tires. H. front seats. Trip comp, fog L, A/C, automatic, p/l, p/w. ABS Br. Tilt, cruise. Full warranty. MUST SELL! $14,900. Cell: (250)306-6262 1990 Mercedes 420SEL: auto, 4dr, top cond, 258K, a/c, s-roof, no accid. Priced to sell. 4500 OBO. 250763-2471

1994 Buick LeSabre, V6, in mint cond., leather int, mahogany trim, silver blue in/out. Dual heat, fully loaded. $5000 obo. Call 250-498-8809 1994 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. 90,000 kms. Showroom condition in and out. Aways garaged. Always Senior owned. 30 mpg hwy. No accidents. Drive anywhere, perfectly maintained. Sunroof and loaded. Not leather or Northstar. Offers to $4995.00. Call 250 763 3942

1996 Ford Mystique Auto 4dr new fuel pump,photo text avail $400 runs. 250-215-3138 2000 Honda Accord SE, 211k, mostly hwy driven, auto, a/c. 4 wheeled w. tires. All service records. $6200. 250-768-4367 2002 Mercury Grande Marquis Sedan All luxury options. Leather seats. One owner. Excell. cond. 170,000km. $3000 Call 250-868-9683 2005 Nissan X-Trail SE One owner 89,800kms heated seats new Michelin tires front brakes.$15,700. 250-878-6994 $8000, Trans Am ‘88 V8 T-Top My caladaral, Emergency, Need $2500, Photo Text. Avail.call, text (250)215-3138

Cars - Sports & Imports 2000 Honda Accord Special Edition Original Owner low 128K km., auto, a/c, extra tires $7,500 ph 250 7694476

2004 Toyota Matrix, auto, air, $7975. 2007 Toyota Yaris, 2dr hatchback, 5sp,. $6975. 2006 Pontiac Vibe 5spd, loaded, $6975. 2000 Mercedes ML 320, auto, loaded, 4x4, 112,000KM, $7975. Government Inspected Rebuilt Vehicles, Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. 250-260-4415 2006 VW Jetta, 2.0T, 55KM, heated leather seats, sunroof, 6spd MT, exc cond., warranty. $16,000 obo. 250-260-6588 2007 Hyundai Sonata GL auto a/c, 60,000km, full warranty, $10,500obo. 250-542-0918 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor products.com 250-545-2206

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2007 KYMCO 150cc scooter, 2500kms. Like new cond w/many extras. Great comuter vehicle. $2300. 250-862-0576

21’ Party Kraft pontoon boat, 75hp mercury motor. Easy loader trailer. Ski bar, fish finder. $18,990. Ph (250)833-0546 50% CO-OWNER Sought for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 . www.one4yacht.com REDLINE Marine Mobile Services. 250-869-7091 redlinemarineservices@gmail.com

Off Road Vehicles 2004 DODGE DURANGO LTD. 4x4 and has every option available. 131,000 km HEMI 5.7 litre V8 sunroof, 6 cd changer, leather etc etc 250-864-3765

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1980 Import 7 1/2 ft. 3 way. fr., stove, sink, furnace. Sleeps 4 Good cond. Asking $2000 To view call (250)763-1552 1993 Security 9.9’ Penthouse Camper. Full washroom. $6000. 250-765-7303 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $8,500 obo. 250-306-1434 1997 5th Wheel, 32’, 2 pull outs, needs TLC, $4000. 250860-5709 lv msg. Titanium 24-29’ 5th wheel, one slider, tv, ac, microwave, large 2 door fridge, tub shower, solar w/converter. $21,000.obo. 778-475-2541.

Scrap Car Removal $100 cash Paid for unwanted vehicles. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Sport Utility Vehicle 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser. If you like Land Cruisers, this one is a beauty and very reliable. Body in great condition, all wheel drive all the time, power windows and locks, seats seven. Asking $11,500. Call 250-491-8407 or e-mail kparnell@shaw.ca.

Trucks & Vans 1994 Truck & Canopy, diesel, 2 wheel Drive 147,000km Excellent condition. Fully equipped to pull RV Trailer. $6000 obo (250)765-2201 1996 Toyota Tacoma, ex cab, 4spd, 4cyl, 4wheel dr. Canopy, 8000lb winch, $6,300. Ph after 6pm (250)542-4107 2001 DODGE RAM 4x4. Good cond, Ext. cab. $3700. 250-549-1703 2009 Toyota Tacoma, TRD sport, crew cab, 6spd, loaded, black, $24,975. Gov’t inspected rebuilt vehicle. Lego Auto Sales Vernon - (250)260-4415

VACATION PACKAGE: 2002 Dodge Laramie w. Cummins diesel 2500, automatic, quad cab, long-box pickup with new tires, fuel injection pump and brakes. Receipts available. Camper tie-downs, trailer brakes, hitch and canopy included, along with 2007 Fleetwood Mallard 19FQ trailer with walk-around queen bed, shower, 3-burner stove and oven, microwave and stereo system. AC-ducted. Sleeps 4 Exc. cond.

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Georgie is a quiet & confident boy who is super sweet and needs a confident owner who can provide him with a loving home. This breed are known for their intelligence, bravery, independence and loyalty. They are not shy nor are they aggressive. They protect their property and although not naturally hostile, they are a powerful deterrent against predators. If you have a loving warm home to offer this beautiful canine, please come and pay him a visit.

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ADULT COONHOUND X MALE

Henry is easygoing and people friendly. This breed are happy to be couch-potatoes, require patient handling and lots of encouragement. Their incredible sense of smell causes them to be easily distracted. They will be fun loving and very active up until about 10 years of age. Henry will need a new home with a securely fenced yard, owners who don’t care about his drooling & neighbors who don’t mind listening to his traditional howl.

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ADULT MINI PINSCHER X SPAYED FEMALE

FORREST ID# 228311

Forrest was very scared in the beginning, but is now starting to come around.. He did come in with other cats, however since being at the shelter seems to be unsure about them. We think he would do best in a mellow home with a gentle caring hand and voice that can help him bloom. He is a big, beautiful black boy with golden eyes, looking for his ‘forever home’. Please come down and meet him, if you feel that Forrest would fit well in your home. Owner surrender

ADULT CHIHUAHUA X NEUTERED MALE

Brandy is a Min Pin and potential adopters should do research if interested in adopting her. We hope to get her a home very quickly. She tends to be shy with strangers and should go to a home with NO SMALL CHILDREN. If you feel you might be interested in giving Brandy a wonderful ‘forever’ home, then please come down and spend some time with her.

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR NEUTERED MALE

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Manchester is a fearful little guy looking for his forever home. The breed tends to be fiercely loyal to one owner and in some cases can be over protective around other people or animals. They love to burrow and make dens in pillows, clothing and blankets. Manchester needs to go to a home with NO CHILDREN, he is OK with cats and dogs. If you have the ideal environment for him please come down for a meet and greet.

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR NEUTERED MALE

While Jim has been in our care, he has shown to be very laid back and prefers to lounge anywhere he happens to fall. Jim gets along with other cats and has a ‘nothing fazes me’ attitude. He would suit either an active, or lowkey environment. If you would like to meet this great guy come down for an introduction. Came in as a stray

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YOUNG ADULT BEAGLE/BLUE TICK HOUND X NEUTERED MALE

Junior is a fearful Beagle mix who loves to cuddle once you have gained his trust. He would benefit from an owner that can provide him with a calm & consistent routine. The breed is generally obedient. They are intelligent and can be very determined, get bored easily and can be prone to separation anxiety. Please come and visit with Junior if you feel you could offer him his ‘forever home.’

GUINNESS ID# 232058 ADULT KUVASZ X NEUTERED MALE

Guinness is a big clown who is looking to join your family! He does not have full vision, but this doesn’t slow him down. He is big and strong, but believes he is a poodle and will try to crawl into your lap. He enjoys being brushed and playing with toys. Guinness loves to be by your side and will be protective of you. He is loyal, intelligent and likes to give big wet kisses right in your ear.

GABBER

SKETCH ID# 234303

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR NEUTERED MALE

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR NEUTERED MALE

ID#233795

Gabber is a big big guy, who gets along with other cats and has a ‘whatever comes my way’ attitude. He would do well in an active or low key home. He has funny crossed eyes that you cannot help but laugh at. If you would love to own a friendly large lounge cat, then come down to the shelter and spend some time with him.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen flexitarian food Vegetarians living in a meat-eater’s world are constantly challenged to find meals that suit their needs. But now there’s a new cookbook out which attempts to offer enticing meals which can easily be converted into vegetarian or non-vegetarian at the same table. Often that involves adding a grilled piece of chicken or lamb or a sausage to a nice vegetable mixture, so both enjoy the vegetable part of the meal, but one dish contains meat as well. Called Everyday Flexitarian: recipes for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, by Nettie Cronish and Pat Crocker, this book offers lots of options for those who have decided to either reduce the meat in their diet, or who have moved to a plant-based diet. Published by Whitecap Books, this is a guide to feeding a family using less meat, but retaining healthy alternative proteins as needed for complete, nutritious meals. This book is full of interesting-looking recipes, but whoever did the layout must have had a hate on for the photographer. The photos are excellent; scrumptious-looking, but every last one has been placed in the centre of the book, so most of the photo is hidden in the spine, with teasing bits on each page, but the main part hidden deep in the centre. It doesn’t harm the content, but it's a crying shame to waste good photos in bad design. Following are a few samples of the recipes you’ll find. I included one for shrimp to mark the coming weekend’s celebration of local B.C. spot prawns, with the first Okanagan B.C. Spot Prawn Festival at Manteo Resort Saturday, June 4, 1 to 4 p.m. Entrance to the festival is free, but there will be a small fee for tickets to purchase samples prepared by local junior chefs who will be competing for the best prawn recipe. There’ll be live, wild B.C. spot prawns available for sale on-site by Jon Crofts of Codfather’s and recipes from top chefs. The festival is being put on by the Pacific Prawn Fisherman’s Association, in conjunction with the Chefs’ Table Society. Don't miss it.

Spiced Baked Shrimp Serve with hot pita wedges as a starter course; or with chunks of bread; or over rice. 3 tbsp. (45 ml) olive oil 1 chopped onion 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 chopped garlic cloves 1 dried cayenne pepper, crushed 2 tsp. (10 ml) garam masala 28 oz. (796 ml) can whole tomatoes, with juice 1 1/2 lb. (750 g) prawns 3/4 c. (185 ml) crumbled feta Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and red

pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cayenne pepper (or a large pinch of red chili flakes) and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, or until tender. Stir in garam masala and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove and stir in shrimp. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, until shrimp are pink and opaque. Serves 6.

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Potato Parsnip Gratin This is a very tasty vegetable dish. With cheese as a protein to substitute for the meat in a main meal, it could be served as a vegetarian meal or to accompany a slice of ham or piece of chicken for the non-vegetarian. This can be assembled ahead of time, then baked while you enjoy your company or finish preparing dinner. 1 c. (250 ml) 35 % cream 1 c. (250 ml) milk or buttermilk 2 shallots 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh thyme 1 tsp. (5 ml) fresh rosemary 1 tsp. (5 ml) salt 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) fresh ground pepper 2 lb. (1 kg) potatoes 2 c. (500 ml) shredded parsnips 1 c. (250 ml) shredded cheddar 1 c. (250 ml) shredded Gruyere Butter a 9x13-inch shallow baking dish. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F. Mince shallot (you could substitute a third cup minced onion), garlic and herbs.

Combine cream, milk, shallots, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour a cup of this mixture over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Slice potatoes, either Yukon Gold or russets, shred parsnips, sharp cheddar (or parmesan), and Gruyere (or Emmental). Layer a third of the potato slices over milk mixture, pressing the potatoes into it. Spread half the parsnips over the potatoes. Pour a half cup of the cream mixture over top. Spread the cheddar cheese over the parsnips and cream. Layer another third of the potato slices over the cheddar and add the remaining parsnips. Spread the remaining potatoes over top. Pour the remaining cream mixture over it all. Spread Gruyere cheese evenly over the top. Cover with foil and place the dish on a baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife and the top is crisp and golden brown. Let stand for a few minutes or until the potatoes have absorbed the extra liquid. Serves 6.

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

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

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

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


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District staff have proposed doing the work over a time frame of between eight and 12 years, which would mean borrowing between $35 million and $39 million for the work. Rehabilitating the pavement would lengthen the life of the roads, say staff. But borrowing that much money would also require the approval of taxpayers. One of the reasons for

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Albas looking forward to challenges as MP Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Dan Albas has now officially dropped the word “elect” from his his job title. The recently elected Okanagan-Coquihalla MP was sworn in Thursday, along with the country’s other 307 MPs, in Ottawa. Albus will get ready to take his seat in the House of Commons when Parliament resumes next week, first with the Speech from the Throne and the following day with the presentation of the federal budget. “It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Albas from his Ottawa office shortly after the swearing-in ceremony. “It truly is humbling.” Albas, a Conservative,

succeeds long-time local MP Stockwell Day as this area’s representative in the House of Commons. Albas said in the weeks since the election, he has had a crash course in learning about Ottawa, Parliament and the rigors of setting up an MP’s office and hiring staff to look after constituents needs both in the riding and in Ottawa. “It has been a sharp learning curve,” said the rookie MP, who was previously a Penticton city councillor. Albas said he is currently working out of a temporary office on Parliament Hill as he puts the finishing touches on both his Ottawa and Penticton offices. But while he has had

a lot to learn about “official” Ottawa in the last few weeks, Albas said he has been helped by veteran fellow Okanagan Conservative MPs Ron Cannan (Kelowna-Lake Country) and Colin Mayse (Shuswap), both of whom easily won re-election in the May 2 vote. Albas has yet to hear if he will be appointed to any parliamentary committees, but he has expressed a desire to work on heritage and agriculture issues because both came up repeatedly during the election campaign. But so as not appear to be trying to influence any decisions, he said he’s not publicly saying which committees he has put his name forward for. No matter what he

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NEW OKANAGAN-COQUIHALLA MP Dan Albas is sworn in to office last week in Ottawa. is assigned to do, Albas plans to take all constituent concerns and issues to Ottawa to have them addressed. Albas has been invited by the Capital News to contribute a weekly

MP’s Report column to help keep his constituents aware of what he is doing as their federal representative. During his years in office, Day wrote a similar column that was well received in the communi-

ty. In addition to the column, Albas has an Internet blog—daninottawa. com—to provide constituents with information and a way for them to directly interact with him. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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Ophus: Property clean-up advocating policy will be expensive Monitor from B1 tion initiative in the coming months, citing concerns about cost and liability if it followed the residents’ recommendations. The call is the second by the residents in the last few years. At issue is an area of land along Faulkner Creek that the residents say contains a large amount of fallen and standing dead trees. Following the Glenrosa wildfire forest fires in 2009, the residents are concerned that the dead trees constitute a fire hazard and need to be re-

Carol Zanon moved. But current district policy is to provide education to private land owners about appropriate fire prevention and mitigation on their property. It does not force landowners to conduct what is

known as “fuel modification” work. Wayne Byron, spokesman for the residents, said the Huntsville Green development, with 43 strata homes in it, is bordered on two sides by the land in question. Residents of a nearby street, Westview Way, are also concerned about the condition of the land as their homes also border the creek. “Both communities have the same concerns and both support our ongoing and continuous efforts to achieve a resolution to this dangerous situation,” Byron told council.

“All of us will be relentless in our pursuit of a satisfactory resolution.” He said while residents lauded district efforts to educate private property owners, there was no evidence that the education had been effective. He said other municipalities have bylaws that allow its employees to enter private property to clean up unsightly weeds or junk and bill the property owners for the work. The same should be done in this case. He said the residents recognize there would be a cost but they are concerned about a greater cost to their homes from a

wildfire in the area. Some homes are within metres of dead standing and fallen trees, he said. But Coun. Duane Ophus questioned if the residents realized how much such action would cost. “If you are going to advocate to clean up private property, you’re going to be faced with a big tax bill,” he said. He added there could be dozens of other properties like this in the municipality. Coun. Carol Zanan agreed. “If we do anything for one area, we must do it for all areas,” she said. Despite opposition by her council colleagues,

O’Rourke presented a preliminary assessment that showed undertaking an accelerated road rehabilitation program that could improve road conditions over the short to medium term (five to 15 years) and prevent an increase in maintenance costs due to deteriorating road conditions.

Coun. Rosalind Neis said she liked the idea of the district trying to acquire the property and turn it into park land. But, as has become the norm at West Kelowna council meetings, Neis received no support from other council members when she tried to move a motion to that effect. “Maybe it’s a little premature,” said Mayor Doug Findlater, of Neis’s motion. He said he wanted to hear back from staff and the fire department about the impact of the education program before looking at other options. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

Jim Zaffino He suggested it may be appropriate to target rehabilitation of all roads in the district over the eight to 12-year time frame, a move that would carry with it an annual debt servicing cost of up to $3.3 million for the eight-year program. While council agreed to defer the plan, Mayor Doug Findlater said he would still like to see more sidewalks constructed in the district. O’Rourke said sidewalks are currently being built and they conflict far less with underground services than roads. But even they are not cheap. He said the cost of building a sidewalk is about $200 per metre. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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If you have not already received your 2011 municipal property tax bill, it will likely be in your mailbox within the next few days. The District of West Kelowna’s fourth property tax collection is underway with tax notices mailed out one week early for 13,000 parcels of land within municipal boundaries. The reason for the early mail out was to avoid a possible strike by Canada Post workers that could have jeopardized delivery of this year’s tax notices. Almost 95 per cent of the bills the municipality is sending out this year are for residential properties. This year, property taxes are due before the close of business on Thursday, July 7 and can be paid through most financial institutions, by mail, courier or in person at the District of West Kelowna municipal office at the Mt. Boucherie Complex, 2760 Cameron Rd. If property owners are unable to get to the municipal office during regular business hours, they

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Boucherie student wins awards at youth science competition Six students from the Central Okanagan competed in the highest level science fair competition in Canada which took place in Toronto last week. Two of the Okanagan’s top young student scientists won awards for their science experiment presentations at the competition. The event puts 1,000 competitors aged 13 to 18 up against each other to compete for medals, cash awards, scholarships and other prizes worth $1 million. Gordon Minaker, a student at Mount Boucherie Secondary, won a total of $2,300 in scholarship and bursary awards for his presentation about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Minaker’s premise was that the incident rate of a bystander know-

ing CPR during a cardiac arrest is known to be low potentially contributing to deaths. Minaker’s study shows that many people trained in CPR have a low confidence and misconceptions that may cause a hestitation to use CPR. It suggested that public education is needed to improve the confidence and ability of members of the public to manage a cardiac arrest effectively. For his efforts, Minaker received an excellence award bronze medal from Youth Science Canada ($300), a $1,000 entrance scholarship to University of Ottawa and a $1,000 entrance scholarship to the University of Western Ontario. Lucas Zeer-Wanklyn and Christopher Papke, students at Kelowna Secondary, also shared $2,300

in scholarship and award prizes for their presentation of how the brain alters the perception of time. The two students designed four tests that changed activity in different lobes of the brain, as participants performed the tests and estimated how long they thought each test was, illustrating the premise for the experiment about the brain and perception of time. The other participating students in the science competition were Allison Brown (Glenmore Middle School), Jacquelyn Draper (KLO Middle) and Austin Hogg (Summerland Middle School). While in Toronto, the students also had the chance to tour around the CN Tower and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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LOCAL STUDENTS taking part in a science fair held in Toronto last week were (back row, from left) Lucas Zeer-Wanklyn, Christopher Papke, Austin Hogg, Gordon Minaker; and (front row) Allison Brown and Jacquelyn Draper.

Keep kids safe on the road Car crashes kill more children than any other injury. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts, when used correctly, play an important role in keeping children safe and sound while traveling. “There are several different types of car seats available and each is designed for a specific purpose,” said Brenda Marsman, a public health nurse and certified car seat tech-

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support and protect the head and spine in the event of a crash. It is safest to keep your child in the rear-facing position as long as possible—until the child reaches the height or weight limit for the seat. Children who have reached the minimum requirements of 20 pounds and at least one year of age may transition to a forward-facing car seat.

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WESTSIDE ▼ GELLATLY ROAD

New upgrade phase will include more parking The next phase of work to improve Gellatly Road will run from the Powers Creek pedestrian bridge to the CNR Wharf, say district staff. The approximately 720-metre project will cost $1.25 million and include replacing the bridge with a four-metre wide bridge with black steel railings and wood accents and a concrete surface with a natural wood-stamped pattern. In addition to resurfacing the roadway and putting in two designated bike lanes, the walkway along Gellatly Bay

will be enhanced with a landscaped boulevard and three pedestrian outlook features. There will be a total of 36 regular parking stalls created and three handicapped parking stalls along the roadway. The work will follow on similar improvements made to the road between the Westbank Yacht Club and The Cove Resort last year. Further details about the next phase of work will be brought to council by staff at a later date.

▼ AIR CADETS

Peregrine squadron to hold ceremonial review The 909 Peregrine Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Sponsoring Committee would like to take this opportunity to invite you to their 8th annual Ceremonial Review to be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m., at Westbank Lions Community Centre. The 909 Peregrine Squadron is commanded by Capt. Craig Ralph. The squadron’s 32 cadets will parade before reviewing officer Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon, of the West Kelowna RCMP detachment. The cadets will organize and demonstrate their

training and abilities they have practiced throughout the year which will include first aid, fitness and flag party demonstrations. The Royal Canadian Legion Medal of Excellence and Lord Strathcona Medal, as well as the Air Cadet League of Canada Long Service Medal, will be presented to the most proficient cadets in leadership, citizenship and physical fitness. The cadets have also prepared static displays for us to enjoy which show many aspects of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program. This event signifies a successful completion

of the local training year, and many of our young cadets are looking forward to summer instruction camps across Canada and abroad. Summer camps range from two to six week programs. The cadet program is a national youth development organization for all youth ages 12 to 18. The aim of the cadet program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, to promote physical fitness and to stimulate an interest in the Canadian Air Force. For further information see www.cadets.ca.

Flood watch remains high Central Okanagan residents are being urged to be careful near area creeks and streams. According to the regional district, heavy rain and seasonal temperatures combined with the higher elevation snow melt is resulting in faster flowing water and the potential for rapid water level increases. Everyone, including pets, should stay away from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion by the higher, swifter moving water. Currently, there are no flood advisories or warnings or high streamflow advisories in the Central Okanagan. Local governments and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations are continuing to monitor local water courses during the spring runoff. Waterfront property owners and those living adjacent to creeks, streams and in low

lying areas should also be watching water levels and taking appropriate precautions. If you notice flooding

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SIGNS OF SPRING…The hillside above downtown Westbank is glowing yellow and visible

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WEST KELOWNA Dancers won numerous awards at recent dance competitions in Kelowna, Lake Country and Seattle. Tiffany Wong’s jazz solo received first place at great Canadian, a diamond placement at Spot-

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▼ CAR CRASHES

Correcting bad driving habits I t was a horrible tragedy that hit the Westside a little over a year ago, on June 8, 2010. It made news earlier this month through an article by reporter Cheryl Wierda of the Capital News, who reported on charges laid arising from the crash. The transport truck driver, driving westbound on the highway, was charged with failing to stop for a yellow light at Westlake Road. The oncoming left turning pick-up truck driver who turned into the path of the transport truck was charged with failing to yield. The completely innocent victim of the crash, a father of three, was doing all the right things, patiently waiting to merge onto the highway from Westlake Road. He was killed by the aftermath of the transport truck/pick-up truck crash. I had initially written about the tragedy in a col-

ACHIEVING JUSTICE

Paul Hergott umn published on June 13, 2010. In that column, I challenged our desensitization to car crashes, regularly referred to as “accidents.” Rather than an unlucky set of circumstances that couldn’t be avoided, as the word accident suggests, I insisted that we make choices about how we drive every time we get behind the wheel. I attempted to scrape through the deep crust of desensitization, leaving a raw wound that never heals, the memory of the deceased reminding us that we can make a difference with the driving choices we make. I learned reading an article from a staff writer

with the 100 Mile House Free Press that the province of British Columbia, RCMP and ICBC launched a month long campaign to raise the importance of smart driving behaviour on May 6. Both driving behaviours that contributed to the June 8 tragedy are listed in that article—when making a left turn, be extra cautious and yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic; and as a reminder, yellow lights mean you should stop if you can do so safely. I am disappointed that I learned of the campaign only through an Internet search I did when researching for this column. Either I have my head in the sand, or the campaign is a failure in getting the word out. The word needs to get out. The needless death of a father of three on June 8 is the tip of a very large iceberg. Thousands of British Columbians are injured needlessly every year be-

cause of bad driving behaviours, and many of those injuries leave victims with permanent symptoms. Car crashes cost us dearly. Lives are lost. Injuries are sustained. The medical system is taxed. Our insurance premiums need to be high to cover the claims of innocent victims. These are not accidents, and they’re avoidable. Driver attitudes can change with public awareness campaigns just like attitudes about seat belt and helmet use have been so successfully changed. Let’s get on it.One crash is too many. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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Academy dancers excel Dance from B8 mond placement at Spotlight and second place at Dance Eruption. Jaicee Payette had multiple solos and her awards included two first place and one second place awards at Great Canadian, several diamond placements and second overall at Spotlight, and a couple first places at Dance Eruption. Dance City Academy’s group dances also had a successful competition season. Many groups were awarded top placements and standings at all three competitions. Some highlights included: • A jazz trio by Emma, Nolan and Tiffany received first at Great Canadian, a diamond placement at Spotlight, and third place at Dance Eruption. • Tribal, a jazz dance, received second place at Great Canadian, a diamond placement at Spotlight, and first place at Dance Eruption. • Spanish Classical, a ballet piece, received first place at Great Canadian, a diamond placement and first place for the entire junior category at Spotlight, and third place at Dance Eruption. • Les Sylphides, a pointe piece, received second place at Great Canadian, a diamond placement at Spotlight, and first place at Dance Eruption. • A tap number titled Rasputin received first place at Great Canadian, a diamond placement and sixth place in the overall teen category at Spotlight, and second place at Dance Eruption. • Trickle Trickle, a tap number by the youngest DCA competitors, received second place at Great Canadian; a diamond placement, a first place overall petite tap award, and fourth place overall in the petite category at Spotlight; and first place at Dance Eruption. • The Syncopated Service, another tap piece, received first place at Great Canadian, a diamond placement at Spotlight, and first place at Dance Eruption. The year-end show for DCA takes place June 4 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are available at Dance City Academy, 250-769-3389.

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Quesnel move alters Interior division Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Fans of the Westside Warriors have seen the last of the Quesnel Millionaires.

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one of the league’s northern teams. The Millionaires cited financial losses in folding its operations. Had the sale and relocation to Chilliwack not been approved, the Quesnel franchise would have folded. “It’s too bad for Quesnel,” said Warriors’ owner Mark Cheyne. “The guys that have run it for quite a few years threw a lot of money in there and there was a lot of volunteer time and effort. “It wasn’t for a lack of effort but without a new facility it wasn’t going to work. “Their building wasn’t good enough.” Plans for a new building in Quesnel are on the backburner and the Millionaires couldn’t wait. The move will alter the look of the Interior conference. The BCHL announced that Chilliwack will play in the Interior

Conference this coming season as well as in 201213 before the league will reorganize. That keeps the Interior and the Coastal Conference with eight teams apiece. Quesnel’s loss is Chilliwack’s gain as Chilliwack will be back in the BCHL after the franchise moved to Langley following the 2005-06 season. That was to make room for the Western Hockey League’s Chilliwack Bruins, who have now vacated Chilliwack in favour of Victoria. Chilliwack owners the Chiefs Development Group (CDG) have sold the Langley franchise but retained the Chiefs nickname. As well longtime Chiefs coach and general manager Harvey Smyl has agreed to an ownership position with CDG and appears headed back to Chilliwack.

“Chilliwack was always a great market for the league,” said Cheyne. “Everybody seems pretty happy. The atmosphere there was as good as anywhere in the league.” Cheyne also commented on several rule changes the BCHL instituted this off season. Next year the BCHL will start its regular season about three weeks later than what was traditional with a Sept. 24 start. That removes most of the late summer dates in September where crowds were down. “You would have your opening night and it’s a great crowd and then the rest of September would be brutal,” he said. Other changes include only four of eight teams making the playoffs and the reduction of the roster from 23 to 21 players. As for the Warriors, Cheyne says the team had

ANDY HOLMES/CONTRIBUTED

THIS ACTION between the Westside Warriors and the Quesnel Millionaires will be the last of its kind after the Millionaires franchise was sold last week and relocated to Chilliwack. an excellent year in the community, getting players out and active with local schools and businesses. Attendance averaged between 900 and 1,250.

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Mt. Boucherie Secondary School Community Connection May 2011 Q COMMUNITY EVENT

Second annual Me to We Festival fundraiser On Tuesday May 31 Mount Boucherie is hosting their second annual spring carnival. The Me to We Festival will be an all ages event from 6 – 8 pm, which will have something for everyone to enjoy. With proceeds going towards our adopted village in rural Ecuador we hope it can be a large contribution towards our goal of raising $25,000 which will fund a medical cart, alternative income, school and water well. We hope this night can be one that can bridge the gap between elementary and high school students, as it is a night for everyone to come out and fun. A food court will be set up providing options of cotton candy, Marble Slab ice cream, Kelly

O’Bryan’s Pachos, La Cucina pasta and Domino’s pizza. A children’s zone will be set up with a variety of booths like face painting, balloon animals, nerf bowling, go fish, arts & crafts, nail decals and don’t forget the bouncy castle and piñatas. There is also a teen’s zone, which will have pudding throwing, sumo wrestling, jousting, boxing, horizontal bungee, cake walks and more. Ending the night will be a variety show that will entail a number of air bands, open mic performances and dance routines. In the past the carnival has been a success and we are looking forward to welcoming the whole Westside community to this event.

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Student voice presents to West Kelowna council By TAHNEE PIERSON ROBERTS On May 17th, seven students with various leadership roles around Mount Boucherie Secondary School went to make a presentation to West Kelowna City Council, the very first group from the school to do this. We came from Global Service, Leadership, Peer Counseling, Arts, Student Council, and others but together we made up a group called Student Voice. We spoke to Council on the prevalent issue that we feel affects

the youth all over West Kelowna, the lack of activities dedicated to young people having a good time. This presentation snowballed off of an article written by grade twelve student Stephanie Greenwood. She wrote about the fact that many adolescents are turning to drugs and alcohol at an earlier age and that it can be avoided when youth have other outlets to turn to for a good time. After receiving a lot of feedback for the article, Student Voice decided to hold a poll for 1,300

students at Mount Boucherie. It was split into male and female and then divided by grade. The poll asked the students to voice their opinion by choosing options for what they would like to see in West Kelowna. The top two answers were a bowling alley and waterslides; both of these were facilities that existed in West Kelowna previously. Another one of the major concerns that we brought forward to Council was the idea of having a police liaison officer present at

Mount Boucherie. A police liaison is an authoritative figure that teaches students about boundaries and how a decision can affect them later in life. With fights breaking out at Mount Boucherie almost every week, Student Voice felt that having this authoritative presence would really allow students to learn boundaries, make positive choices and thrive in the community. Councilor Rosalind Neis made a valid point when she explained to the rest of the Council that she herself is facing problems with the

lack of activities in West Kelowna with her own teenage children. She said that she wants youth to be able to do something fun with their friends on a Friday or Saturday night instead of going to someone’s basement and “puking their guts out” from drinking too much. Student Voice agrees. We are speaking out to the community of West Kelowna and telling you that youth are not the problem, we are part of the solution.

Hint fiction: Creative writing at Mt. Boucherie Secondary By ADRIAN ZUYDERDUYN, MBSS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT HEAD A while back, my wife handed me an interesting book by Robert Swartwood, entitled Hint Fiction. In it, the author had compiled a number of submissions for what he called “hint fiction” – a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story. Some dark, some humourous, I flipped the pages with gusto, amazed at how much of an emotional response could be elicited through so few words. Because I had been teaching creative fiction in my classroom at the time, I decided to try out hint fiction with my students. We had been discussing how a good creative piece requires a real attention to language, and hint fiction does exactly that, as the writer must carefully consider the 25 words, each one playing a vital role in triggering the emotional response within the reader.. Consider this example from Swartwood’s book: Play Ball Ninth inning. Bases loaded. Two out. Cody looks at a

called third strike. He’s petrified to look at his father. In 20 words, the author creates a definite atmosphere and hints – quite darkly – at the child’s relationship with his father. It’s pretty remarkable, actually, how so much can be said in so few words. Swartwood sums it up best in his introduction to the book: “A story should do four basic things: obviously it should tell a story; it should be entertaining; it should be thoughtprovoking; and, if done well enough, it should invoke an emotional response. The very best storytelling is the kind where the writer and the reader meet halfway, the writing painting fifty percent of the picture and forcing the reader to fill in the rest. That way, the reader truly becomes engaged in the process. Very, very, very short stories, however, do not meet the writer halfway. In fact, they rarely meet the reader a tenth of the way. A reader would be lucky if he or she were to get one percent of the story. And that’s why I called it Hint Fiction – because the reader is only given a hint of a much larger, more complex story.

My students enjoyed this style of writing; in the age of texting, Twitter, and Facebook, communicating in short bursts is the hallmark of their generation, so it’s no wonder that they could produce some really interesting submissions. Here are a few of them. Forever She wasn’t ready for the question he was about to ask. Two Timed He kept glancing down at his watch. She started feeling insecure. Misdirection She looked over and saw so much skin. “I think we’re at the wrong beach.” High School Drama He had the most beautiful girlfriend and, consequently, a more attractive older brother. Creating Mischief She jumped on to the roof of the dog’s house, glanced around, and then thought better of it. One never knows who could be watching.

Persistent I often wish that she would fail a test, just once, so that she stops asking everyone about their marks. Sorry I’m sorry I wasn’t able to protect you from him. Regret I’m about to make the biggest regret of my life, but it’s going to be the most texciting thing I have ever done. Unforgiven Taking his friend’s advice, he clicked the link. He could never speak to his friend properly again. Subtle Divorce His bags are packed, but goodbyes are always too difficult. “I’ll see you when it’s all over.” He’s a good liar.


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