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Despite fears expressed by West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins and several others that the land swap between the province and Westbank First Nation may be a done deal, Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart says that’s not the case. “It’s not a done deal until the Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations agrees that we can protect the land and all the people who have landuse tenure on the land,” said Stewart. “Secondly, the people that are part of the agreement—transportation and Westbank First Nation— have to agree to all of those conditions. If they agree to everything, then we would have an agreement that would be fulfilled. “All that’s happened is a process has been triggered. Until that’s comBen Stewart plete, it’s not done, meaning that the consultation is the most important part to see that all of the protection and interests are satisfied before any type of land exchange can occur.” The proposed land swap would see the province hand over a 698-acre parcel of Crown land in exchange for eight acres of land used in the development of the Westside Road interchange. According to Stewart, a tentative date of Dec. 13, 2011, has been set for Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom to meet with West Kelowna council. “There’s a lot to happen before that in terms of what’s going to happen at that meeting. I’m hopeful that we will have been able to articulate what’s happening with the land exchange prior to that.”



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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying Christmas tree. Kelowna RCMP say what started as a prank to impress friends went awry Sunday when a woman attached helium balloons to a 1 1/2-metre tall Christmas tree as part of a scavenger hunt event. However, the tree got away from her, prompting the need to call Kelowna airport officials to warn them a floating tree was headed its way. No problems were reported at the airport as a result of the airborne evergreen. According to police, the woman said she attached the balloon launching system to the tree to impress her friend and did not mean for it to get away. The 7.25-kilogram tree, which took off from a parking near Baron Road around 5 p.m., had not been seen or located as of Monday, leading police to believe it may have landed somewhere without incident.


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Glenmore rec park plan has ALC’s consent Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Glenmore residents who lamented the lack of a local public space received some good news Monday afternoon. The Agricultural Land Commission has given the city the green-light to use 10.5 hectares of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve for a Glenmore recreation park. It means Glenmore will one day be equipped with sports fields, courts, trails, open play areas and community buildings in the northwest area of the city, although it won’t happen right away. The rezoning is a “big, critical first step,” said City of Kelowna parks and public spaces manager Terry Barton as it will allow for further planning groundwork. In the year ahead, Barton said, city staff will be able to proceed with designing park, although it will be completed in phas-

es over multiple years. “We’re very pleased it’s finally come about,” said John Harling, president of the Glenmore Valley Community Association. “This has been our priority as a residents’ association for years.” Glenmore, he explained, is home to around 23,000 Kelowna residents, but its size has never sparked development of shared public infrastructure. “We’re under-serviced in general,” he said, noting there isn’t even a public hall where residents can meet. “We’re even the lowest serviced in terms of parks, retail outlets and so on… this will create some real opportunities.” Harling acknowledged that moves to build up Glenmore can be attributed to the current council, and he believes Coun. Graeme James was the neighbourhood’s behindthe-scenes champion.

THE CITY of Kelowna’s conceptual plan for what the Glenmore recreation park is projected to look like. “We’re very thankful for the current council, and councillor James in particular,” he said. “This happened fast.” Although the land won’t be farmed, conditions have been agreed upon so it won’t negatively impact surrounding agricultural land. Construction of a chain link fence and plant-

ed buffer zones around the new parkland is one of the conditions agreed upon to ensure the viability of the surrounding farms. There’s also a requirement to rehabilitate land occupied by the Glenmore fire station after it is eventually relocated. Upon making the decision to grant the city’s request, the ALC released a

report noting that the city should be commended for its “long-term, planning-based approach to this project.” “The commission is also encouraged by the city’s strong commitment to agriculture and the ARL, and its pro-active and creative response to mitigation,” reads the report.


The ALC hearing was held Oct. 25 in Burnaby and the commission’s ruling was received Nov. 22 by the City of Kelowna. City council was advised of the ruling and agreed to the ALC conditions at its Nov. 28 meeting, after which neighbours of the future facility were also informed of the decision.

The Big White Ski Resort slopes will be open to skiers on Thursday, Dec. 1, to kick off the 2011-12 ski season. The lifts will be spinning at 8:45 a.m. with 50 per cent off lift tickets. The Ridge Rocket, the Plaza, Lara’s gondola and the magic carpets will all be running with Easy Out, Highway 33, Easy Street, Hummingbird, Lower Perfection, Mogul Track, Serwa’s and Happy Valley Way runs open for skiing and snowboarding. “With 22 centimetres of snow in the last seven days, the mountain is looking great,” said Blair Ireland, Big White director of guest services. “The groomers are out, all the staff are trained and we’re ready to start spinning the lifts. “We’re happy to be able to open the mountain a couple of days early and let everyone enjoy the great conditions.”

Groups underscore connection of sex assault to murder Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

A spate of high profile attacks against women—the latest of which left an Okanagan teenager dead—has prompted frustrated advocacy groups to issue a call to action. “For years we have been calling for a better response to sexual assault. In response, we’ve faced funding reductions, programs for survivors being dismantled, and the list of women and girls going missing or murdered keeps getting longer,” said Aimee Thomp-

son, agency coordinator for the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, who issued a statement in conjunction with the Ending Violence Association of B.C. “B.C. needs to start taking this issue seriously. Address the link between the deaths of women and girls in the context of sexual assault.” Underscoring the connection between sexual assault and deadly violence, Thompson pointed out that the man police believe killed Armstrong teen Taylor Van Diest was already wanted for sexual-

ly assaulting an employee at the Garden of Eden in 2005. Neil Snelson, who was recently convicted of manslaughter for the 1993 killing of Jennifer Cusworth, was on probation for his second conviction of indecent exposure when he killed the college student after a late-night party. Had the system in place dealt with these violent men effectively, would their victims be alive? “We need to ask questions like, how does our health care system respond when a victim comes forward?” she said.

“Some doctors have a lot of training, others not too much. How much training do police officers get when it comes to sexual offences?” Two officers at the Kelowna detachment have training specific to sexual crimes, but Thompson said that’s not enough. “If you were raped today, you’d get a general duty officer to report to.” Systemic problems, she said, are exacerbated by the cultural view of sexual violence, and victims of sexual assault. “When it comes to drinking and driving, we don’t tell

sober drivers to be vigilant and not get hit by drinking drivers,” she said. “We do the opposite and we tell the victims to be vigilant.” This, she said, could be what’s leading to rising rates of sexual assault. Police reported sexual assaults rose by five per cent last year. Criminal harassment, stalking and child porn rates are also on the rise. Developing effective responses to sexual assault, such as comprehensive strategic planning and implementation of policy at the provincial level could help ebb the flow of as-

saults, Thompson said. Also key is enhanced specialized training for justice, health, social service and victim service workers on the dynamics of sexual assault, the needs of survivors, and best practices for investigation, prosecution, and intervention. Meanwhile, Nov. 25 marked the first of a 16-day campaign by the Elizabeth Fry Society aimed at ending violence against women. That effort will culminate Dec. 6, when they hosts their annual candlelight vigil to remember women victims of violence.

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MLA says land swap not a done deal Land from A1 On Saturday, Stewart met with a few members of the Westside Residents and Business Association to discuss their frustrations with the land swap. The members agreed that the meeting was informative; however, they weren’t completely reassured. Mary Mandarino, a founding member of the WRBA, said that there are five main concerns associated with the land swap. “We have a situation where there are five aspects to it: Lakeview Irrigation District’s heritage, we have a regional park, we have gravel, we have timber and we have a watershed that affects a newly incorporated district that is trying to establish itself and move ahead,” Mandarino said. WRBA members agreed that they were irritated with the lack of details surrounding the land swap. “The devil is in the details,”


said Bob Lind of the er than sending letWRBA. ters off,” said Stew“I don’t care what art. “I think it’s hurt sort of assessed valthe trust level beI WISH IT HADN’T ues you put on the tween two local govCOME OUT THIS two properties, it’s ernments.” blatantly an unfair He said that the WAY. I THINK trade and you’re goissue hasn’t helped WE WOULD ing to withdraw 700 his own image HAVE BEEN FAR acres from the juriseither. FURTHER AHEAD diction of the prov“It certainince, the District of ly hasn’t helped the IF WE HAD BEEN West Kelowna and, I way people see me LOOKING AT believe, the governin the community. THIS AROUND ment of Canada.” I’m seen to be taking A NEGOTIATING Regardless of the sides; I’m not trying TABLE RATHER outcome of the land to take sides. swap, Stewart said “I’m telling THAN SENDING that the whole issue people that they have SENDING LETTERS has put some strain to wait for the proOFF. on relationships. cess. Because of the Ben Stewart, “I wish it hadn’t way the agreement come out this way. is structured, we Liberal MLA I think we would have to complete the have been far furprocess and find out ther ahead if we had been looking at if we can provide the protection.” this around a negotiating table

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Max is back! Community counted kokanee to protect them STRAIGHT FROM DEHART


Maxine DeHart Popular Capital News business columnist Maxine DeHart has completed her political sabbatical, having been elected to Kelowna city council in the recent civic election. Maxine’s column will return starting in the Dec. 1 edition of the Capital News, and will appear weekly in the Thursday edition business pages. Readers can pass on business story tips to her by calling 250-979-4546; email; or fax 250-860-3173

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Canada’s top recreational kokanee fishery got a boost this year from its community. In a massive effort that involved its friends, neighbours, anglers, the province and the Okanagan Nation Alliance, all the kokanee from Wood Lake that spawned this fall in Middle Vernon Creek were counted individually. It was a labour of love for many of the volunteers. The project began as one of a series directed at resolving some of the issues with kokanee populations in this part of the valley, led by stock assessment biologist Paul Askey with the Forest, Land and Natural Resource Operations ministry, with five years of funding from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. At first, efforts were

directed at research into genetically differentiating between the kokanee who spawn along shorelines, and those that enter the streams of their birth, to spawn. Making use of the genetic markers discovered in that research continues as part of the funding, but this year, field work involved a count of almost all the stream spawning kokanee from Wood Lake. To properly manage a fishery, it’s important to measure it, notes Askey. The province contracted with the ONA to conduct an actual count of each fish entering the main fish spawning creek for Wood Lake, Middle Vernon Creek. With the help of a lot of volunteers, many from the local Oceola Fish and Game Club, the mouth of the creek was blocked off to fish passage with a large trap into which the fish could swim, but not get out.

Instead, each was enumerated and details recorded, such as how ripe each fish was and how ready to spawn, before it was carefully released upstream of the trap, explained fisheries biologist James Pepper of the ONA. Most of the fish movement was at night, so it meant a team was on deck from about 7:30 p.m. each night until 2 a.m. the next morning, while occasional checks were done during the day to count and release the few fish who entered the stream then. “There would be surges of 300 fish at a particular time, with two or three pulses until 2 a.m.,� said Pepper. “It was a very labourintensive effort,� he added. The results were surprising. Although this was one of the lowest spawning runs on record, the number counted annually by


FISH TRAP used to carry out spawning kokanee count to Wood Lake. the conventional method of walking the stream, counting, then expanding that by 1.5 times, appears to have been an under-estimate of numbers. This year, that method came up with a figure of 3,500 kokanee, low compared to last year’s estimate of 15,000 fish; but far below the 7,862 actually counted in the trap this year, so it’s believed

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a multiplier of double what’s been used in the past would be more accurate. That’s one assumption that will need to be checked with data from more years of doing the fence count, warn both Askey and Pepper. So, Pepper says the ONA has applied to the HCTF for funding to continue this work again next year. He says they’ve also applied to the Environment Canada Eco-Action fund for money to continue the work with a study of egg-to-fry survival. It’s also important to investigate why Middle Vernon Creek frequently runs dry just before the kokanee enter to spawn in the fall. “It’s exciting to work with the whole community on something like this,� commented Pepper. Such counts are essential in order to determine what harvest targets can be set, so what the fishing regulations should be to manage this fishery sustainably. “It may take some time but we’ll get the solution to this problem,� commented Askey. “It’s a pretty special lake,� he added.

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Orchard Ford steps up to back campaign “Speechless� was the word Adam Less, cochair of West Kelowna’s Kraft Hockeyville campaign, used to describe his reaction to a donation received late last week from local auto dealership, Orchard Ford. “It was about three in the afternoon last Wednesday when I got a phone call from Dan Assam, owner of Orchard Ford,� recounted Less. “Dan said everybody at the dealership wanted to help us and offered us a significant cash donation. I was so thrilled, I was literally speechless. Dan must have thought I hung up on him.� According to Less, even though the dealer-

ship is in Kelowna, Orchard Ford consider themselves part of the West Kelowna community because so many of the management team, including Assam himself, are West Kelowna residents and are actively involved as parents and coaches in Westside Minor Hockey. “Dan asked me how we would be helping the local West Kelowna community throughout our campaign,� Less continued. “I told him a major focus of ours was not only to win Kraft Hockeyville, but also to drive support for our local charities including the food bank. “I explained that we already have two major

charitable events planned to raise support for The food bank, including this upcoming weekend’s Kraft Hockeyville Winterfest event and a hot tub giveaway, entry for which is in return for food bank donations. “That’s when Dan said he and the team at Orchard Ford would do all they could to help us.� In addition to the cash donation, Orchard Ford

also intends to wrap one of their vehicles in a Kraft Hockeyville theme and use it to help the all-volunteer, West Kelowna Hockeyville group promote their campaign. Orchard Ford’s donation, which Less describes as the most significant so far for the campaign, is the latest in a string of offers of support from local businesses, Less says. “The minute we launched our campaign, businesses from audio visual companies to hotels, retail stores and everything in between started coming forward offering support,� Less said. “We need all that support to be successful, but we never banked on this

much of it coming this quickly. “Now we’re scrambling to figure out how best to use it all. It’s a great problem to have and it just proves how much passion, generosity and spirit there is in this community. “It reminds us why we’re bidding for Kraft Hockeyville in the first place.� If you’d like to get your business involved, contact the West Kelowna Kraft Hockeyville team at Also visit the website to keep updated on the progress of the campaign.


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ou have to give it up for the B.C. Lions after winning the Grey Cup on Sunday for the fifth time in franchise history, and the second time as the host city for the big game. With a team that was 0-5 and 1-6 to start the season, an apparent repeat of the previous season’s similar debacle, somehow, somewhere, or someone helped change all that. From 1-6, the Lions ran the regular season table and playoffs losing only once.

The same people who were critical of Lions coach Wally Buono back in July are now calling him a gridiron genius. The amazing aspect of their story is that despite all the media attention focused on the team of recent weeks, the definitive answer as to what turned the season around for the Leos remains a mystery. Some credit the arrival of receiver Arland Bruce and defensive back Tad Kornegay for their respective impacts on both sides of the ball. Some say

Buono unleashed an old-fashioned Vince Lombardi-like tirade on his team in the locker room, but both the coach and many players denied that ever happened. Others still credit the emergence of Travis Lulay, in only his second season as a starter, for settling in as the leader of an offense that always had the potential to score big points. And then there was also the play of running back Andrew Harris, a touchdown machine at running back who is familiar to

Okanagan Sun fans for his days with their BCFC rivals the Vancouver Island Raiders. Whatever it was, after Sunday’s game, the realization began to sink in with the Lions players as to what this team had accomplished, and they even seemed at a loss for words to describe it. The 2011 edition of the B.C. Lions will walk together forever, sharing in the achievement of an extraordinary accomplishment, the likes of which CFL fans may never see again.

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t’s the end of an era at Kelowna City Hall. After 15 years, nine as a city councillor and six as mayor, Sharon Shepherd will chair her last public Kelowna city council meeting tonight. Having lost a close election battle with the man she handily knocked out of Kelowna’s top political job in 2005, Walter Gray, Shepherd will bang the gavel one last time to close the meeting tonight and walk out into the cold, late November night air, for all intents and purposes ending a political career that took her from neighbourhood advocacy to the council table in 1996 and the mayor’s chair nine years later. While Shepherd will be the first to

note she still has five CITY sign social issues to be days of work as maybyproducts of a CONFIDENTIAL simply or—few take their job sole focus on business responsibilities as serand development. iously as she does–all The biggest knock that’s really left are the on her, at times, accolades Shepherd so was also her biggest richly deserves. PolAlistair strength—she liked itics aside, its hard to Waters to hear from as many argue Kelowna is not sides as possible on an a better place thanks to issue. Her critics call it her record of public service. indecision, her supporters call it conLike mayors before her, Shepherd sensus building. History will decide will leave a legacy. Given the close re- who is right. sult 10 days ago in the civic election, During her political run as a counsome will argue about what that legcillor and as mayor, Shepherd proved acy will be. But having watched her to be a popular, hard-working and political career from the beginning, I concerned local politician, one who think it is that the city does not connot only showed up to hear from resi-

dents, but one who really listened to what they said. It was what made her popular, helped her win repeated reelection and it’s what won her the mayor’s chair in 2005. But, like any politician, she had her detractors. And, like any mayor, she also carried the can not only for decisions of her council, but for external factors like the impact of the global economic crash. When times are good politicians claim too much credit, when they are bad, they get too much blame. But Shepherd connected with people because in her many saw themselves. A local trying to make her city a better place. Not everyone agreed with her—as evidenced by

the clear split on Nov. 19— slim 1.3 per cent of the vote, or just over 400 votes, separating her and Gray. Shepherd will likely credit others for much of her success over the years—the fellow council members she worked with, members of the committees on which she served and residents of the city she led. But that modesty belies the work she did, and the work she should be recognized for. Shepherd likes to joke that she’s “small but mighty.” Well, it’s time for her to stand up and take a mighty big bow. Alistair Waters is the Capital News’ assistant editor.

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mismanagement. By not increasing the deficit by adding the 30 members, it would indicate the Conservatives are willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Although I have not studied the numbers in detail, I would guess that the annual cost to support just a single Member of Parliament probably encroaches on $500,000 per year,

not including pension monies that would be forthcoming for many who serve two or more terms. Let us hope it is not too late for Mr. Harper and Mr. Flaherty to reconsider their plan. Rick Buchanan, Kelowna



Close-up: Some farmers make a good living To the editor: I want to comment on the story by Judie Steeves: Growing On the Land, Capital News, Nov. 25. I happen to be one of those lucky people who grew up on the land, a lovely 12-acre apple orchard in Osoyoos. It was bought by my father in 1930 and has remained in the family ever since. I’m confused by people like realtor Pat Duggan, who states that farmers are handcuffed to the land and if in the apple business aren’t making any money. I can only speak here from our own experience, and what we


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to possibly six candidates to choose from with more clearly defined programmes and emphases. In addition, the resources of candidates in both money and time could be used in much more concentrated parts of the city for maximum effect. Just as members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected from a small region, they must, when they arrive at the Legislature or parliament, work together for the common good of their party, their province or country. In this way, local-

ly elected councillors in a ward or region would work together in city council in a team approach to achieve shared objectives. This system would strengthen local democracy and make it easier for fewer candidates to run in smaller geographical areas where they reside. Candidates with a larger vision of the needs for the community as a whole are those the city needs. In addition, we need globally thinking and co-operative candidates sharing values and visions, not just hidden agendas of dubious or uncertain and unclarified

Vander Zalm needed to vanquish ICBC dragon To the editor: Bill Vander Zalm successfully spearheaded the defeat of the HST (even though collectively it would have been likely more beneficial overall). It was the way it was forced on the people that was its defeat. Praise to Bill Vander Zalm from the people. His next battle front should be removal of government involvement in insurance.

ICBC is a biased onesided bureaucracy that needs to be in the hands of the private sector. We should have choices and free market competition. The government only needs to oversee its fair interpretation. Lastly, if Bill would have the energy and strength to pursue one more battle, can we please remove B.C. liquor stores and give them to the private sector. Have we

learned nothing from our neighbours in Alberta? They have successfully done both of the above and free enterprise has done the rest. It is not the place of government to be involved in these avenues. Time to move into the 21 century of world business. Mark Pawlessa, West Kelowna

content. Too many qualified people ran this last time and frankly it was like a ‘crap shoot’ as to who would be a good Councillor. The main objective is to create a workable council in 2014 of winners from wards that could represent possibly many groups in the city and still guarantee workable arrangements to produce and achieve results. For example, the general population of the Northern Territories of Canada do not elect their premiers, especially in Nunavut. The elected council of

legislative assembly selects one of their number, by an election, to be the leader. It’s a co-operative effort recognizing experience and ability to compromise. We ought not to be electing mayors directly where there is a winner and a loser. Much is lost in that system. Electoral reform at the municipal level is possible. Do we have the will to create something better and tried elsewhere, for our city? And is it possible to enact within three years? John O.Powell, Kelowna





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It’s been two years this week since Geoffrey Meisner went missing, and it’s still unclear what happened to the West Kelowna man. “There are no updates,” said Const. Steve Holmes on Monday, speaking to what will be made public of the police investigation. Questions about what happened to the father of four, still linger and a Facebook page dedi-

cated to bringing Meisner home is still busy as friends and family continue to make pleas for whoever may be aware of what happened to come forward. “I hope that someone will grow a heart and tell us where you are so that you can be home with your loving wife and children,” wrote one family friend. Although police have no updates currently, this time last year Meisner was declared legally dead, after a court order was filed by his wife Tammy, for the sake

of clearing up the family’s financial affairs. The document also shed light on details surrounding his disappearance. “Since his disappearance, I have been informed by RCMP investigators that Geoffrey was actively involved in criminal activities and I truly believe that individuals associated with those organized criminal gangs caused the disappearance and death of my husband on Nov. 27, 2009,” his wife wrote to the court. Tammy last saw her hus-

band—and the father of her four children—Nov. 27, when she dropped him off at Orchard Park Mall to retrieve his truck. When he didn’t return home as planned or respond to a text message, Tammy began calling her husband’s friends and sparked a search. His truck was founded at the Leathead Starbucks that night and a missing person’s report was filed soon after.


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Experience. Jim Edgson and Patty Hanson were both named regional district directors on Nov. 19. Edgson earned the title of Central Okanagan west electoral area director. He said that he wasn’t nervous this time around on election night. “The last two times, I was very confused about the process, I was confused about low voter turnout and I was confused about some people’s attitudes that were negative (towards) me,” said Edgson. “This time, I knew that was going to happen.” Edgson said that he and his wife were a door knocking team that approached 4,500 homes. “We were prepared either way. When the results came in, we were happy that we got it. But we were also prepared should we have not.” The race for regional director of the west electoral area got particularly interesting when Aaron

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Dinwoodie threw his hat in the ring and announced that he would run. In the end, Dinwoodie only received 98 votes while 250 ballots had a check beside Edgson’s name. The other challenger, Dave Robertson, finished with 162 votes. The role of regional director is one that isn’t always clear to all residents, but Edgson said he felt it was definitely relevant. “The people are genuinely concerned about regional issues and they do not want to see anybody fail. They want to see that everything is done for the benefit of everyone

in the region.” Edgson said that there are a number of things that he is hoping to get working on now that he’s been reelected. He wants get better library service into rural areas, he wants to continue working with the provincial government to see Westside Road improved and he wants to improve the relationship with Westbank First Nation. “I think it’s time we started working with them. We can take advantage of each other and make this a much better place to live.” Edgson said he’s recently been asked whether or not he’ll run for another term after this one. “That’s just like asking a mother who just gave birth to quintuplets whether she wants to have more children.” Hanson was in a much closer race for Central Okanagan east electoral area director. On the evening of Nov. 19, Hanson earned the title after receiving 272 votes. Her challenger, John Collinson, received 260 votes. She said that she was very nervous on election night. Hanson lives in Joe Rich and was regional district director for the Central Okanagan east area for two terms from 2002 to 2008.


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In the 2008 election, Hanson lost out to Kelly Hayes by five votes. This time, Hanson ran her campaign with a focus on her experience. “I would say that most regional board directors, that have never been in politics before, spend the first year learning, the second year still listening but not knowing the process to go on and the third year making a plan to do stuff,” said Hanson. “I’ve got all the experience needed to go forward on the issues; I know the people and the process now.” According to Hanson, the role of regional district director is important to support the electoral area by representing them on the regional board. There are a few issues that Hanson is eager to get working on soon after she is sworn in. “One of the biggest issues in Ellison is that the (transit) that they have right now is not working for them,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to do this, but I would go as far as looking into a park and ride.” Hanson said that there are a couple of issues that she wants to see resolved in Joe Rich as well. “When you go through other small communities in the province, when you get to the small towns the speed limit goes down to 60 or 70 km/h. In Joe Rich, it doesn’t. “When we get as much traffic as we do from Big White coming through our community, it (concerns) a lot of parents.” One of Hanson’s goals is to utilize her experience and be a strong voice on the regional board. wpaterson

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Fans of touring guitar player and roots singer Daniel Huscroft are in for a treat this week—a makeover. Before any one gets too excited, his infamously scruffy personal ensemble is here to stay. As he explained in an interview between a McEgger order and gas bar negotiations, this lifetime musician has been looking to add a crew to his solo style and he’s found the right fit in drummer Nick Stecz and bass player Jeremy Friesen. “I’ve been touring a lot of solo shows and touring with my sister on strings, but I wanted to start a band for a while and I only just finally met some players that I’m really excited to play with,� he said. The group will tour under the name Old Yale, otherwise known as the name of a road in Langley where Huscroft first met Friesen as he was moving out of a house and Huscroft was moving in.


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formed group OldYale to perform at Fernando’s Taqueria in downtown Kelowna on Wednesday, 8 p.m. While living in the modest abode, Huscroft wrote and recorded his first al-

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Dance Club, My Dearest Friends and supporting independent solo acts in the Lower Mainland like Luke Nielsen. The pair stayed in touch and, joined by Stecz, who toured with CBC super-fave Hannah Georgas this year, assembled a group strong enough to record nine songs in their first studio session. The brief tour that brings them through Kelowna this Wednesday will be their first chance to really meld their sound, as they try to launch a project successful enough for Huscroft to return to the country. “I feel really healthy and really good, mentally and spiritually, when I’m in the country. I’ve been doing music now in the cities for like 12 years and I just love the country life, and I don’t want to miss out on any more of the goodness in life,� he said. The sister he mentioned touring with is nationally renown fiddler Zav RT. The pair grew up in Creston, with two other siblings, and Huscroft would like to return to the Kootenays—the family has been in the area for 120 years. To see him today, typically unshaven and never out of the dusty jeans, it’s hard to imagine that young Daniel was a part of the Huscroft Family band, decked out in a cummerbund and knickers to compete in fiddle competitions or backing his musician father in a travelling musical act. But thanks to a chance introduction to Christian rock artist Sarah Kelly—

with whom he co-wrote her albums Take Me Away and Between the Lines, earning Grammy nominations on both fronts— he’s worked with major names like Guns N’ Roses producer Mike Clink, infamous guitar player Slash, and Alanis Morissette’s bandmates Gary Novak and Nick Lashley, winning the right to dress as he pleases when he entertains. Huscroft is starting to generate a following in Kelowna. Shows at The Bike Shop, The Minstrel CafĂŠ and The Streaming CafĂŠ have all proven a draw in recent months. “I’ve known for a long time that this is what I wanted to do, but it is a struggle,â€? he said. “It’s two different things being in business and being a musician. I have no problem playing guitar all day and practicing, but sit me down at a computer and I’m just hopeless.â€? As such he’s hired Okanagan-based management to handle the paperwork. This latest booking is for one of the newer music venues in town, Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard Avenue. The restaurant has recently extended its hours and started booking acts with The Stowaways last week and Adam & The Amethysts, Dec. 3. Daniel Huscroft plays Fernando’s Taqueria, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Fernandos lists their live music on their Facebook page, Fernando’s Taqueria on Bernard.

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Next time you are diving through one of the busy intersections on the Harvey Avenue portion of Highway 97 in Kelowna, smile, you could be on camera. The province has announced it has expanded B.C.’s intersection safety camera program and now has cameras at 140 sites across, including five major intersections here. Four of them are on the Highway between Banks Road and Gordon Drive. The cameras are located at Harvey Avenue (Highway 97) at Cooper Road, Gordon Drive and Spall Road as well as Banks Road at Highway 97 and at Dilworth Drive at Springfield Road. “The goal of this program is to prevent intersection crashes and injuries, and to save lives by deterring red light runners,� said ICBC director of road safety Fiona Temple, who added failing to yield the right-of-way, speeding and inattention are also top factors in intersection crashes. Kelowna MLA Steve Thomson said the camera will make it easier for police to identify dangerous drivers and hold them accountable. “The chances of getting away with dangerous driving are now much smaller,� he said. The increase in the number of red light camera was also praised by the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, who president, Victoria Police chief Jamie Graham said he expects the camera to make roads safer. “We’ve seen the carnage of intersection crashes,� he said.


Fire department keeps a lid on dumpster fires Kelowna’s police and fire fighting forces responded to three dumpster fires, in rapid succession early Friday morning. “The first call came in around 10 minutes after midnight and within six minutes, the other two were reported,� said Const. Steve Holmes. “Dumpsters in the 300 block of Franklyn Road as well as in the 300 and 400 block of Highway 33 appear to have been deliberately set ablaze, however, the quick response from the fire department saw all three extinguished with no apparent damage to any other property.� Police are investigating and are asking the public for any information or suspicious activity with respect to these incidents. Please call the Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit to report a crime.

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It’s one thing to be in the audience watching a performance of Handel’s Messiah. It’s quite another to be in the audience, surrounded by chorus singers, able to participate in the concert itself. That experience is what the Okanagan Festival Singers are attempting this year with the inaugural sing-a-long presentation of the English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, which has be-

come a choral music tradition for choirs to perform at Christmas every year. “Handel’s Messiah is something our choir has done dozens of times over the years,” said Mona Birkbeck, an original member of the Okanagan Festival Singers who now sits on the choir’s board of directors. “It’s a big task to organize, as we usually present it on stage with solists and a full orchestra.” For the presentation this year on Dec. 3 at the First Lutheran Church on Lakeshore Road in Ke-

lowna, the Okanagan Festival Singers will be seated in the audience along with the Aura Chamber Choir from Vernon and the Mosaic Vocal Ensemble from Summerland. “On stage we will have a total of seven soloist singers from the Alexandra Babbel Voice Academy and a small number of musicians, but not a full orchestra,” Birkbeck said. She said the musical score sheets will be handed out to audience members as they arrive, so they can participate in the vocal singing with the choirs seated around them.

“And we will have a reception at intermission so people can build up enough energy to make it through the second half of the concert,” she said. “The venue is ideal for attempting this as it will feel like a big family, all part of a big choir taking part in the presentation.” The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, and tickets are available—$15/ adults, $10/students— at Paramount Music in downtown Kelowna or by calling 250-764-5188. For more information check out www.ofsingers. com.

WTFast wins JumpStart Challenge The winner of the Accelerate Okanagan’s Jump:Start Challenge is a West Kelowna Internet entrepreneur. WTFast (What The Fast) will receive an award valued at $10,000, including free enrolment for one year in Accelerate Okanagan’s Venture Acceleration Program and one year’s free office space at Accelerate Okanagan’s Kelowna or Penticton innovation centres. WTFast is the brainchild of Rob Bartlett, a computer software gamer who launched the company in December 2009. WTFast, also known as LagKiller, speeds up massively multi-

player online games such as World of Warcraft by 60 to 90 per cent. Within minutes users can create an account, download their software and immediately play their game. WTFast currently has 110,000 users across the world, including in Australia, South Africa, Germany, Thailand and South America. HuStream and StreetText were named the runnersup, and will each receive awards valued at $2,500. An investor-ready pitch competition, the JumpStart Challenge was designed specifically to help technology companies and entrepreneurs raise investment to finance their growth, increase their revenues

and drive market share. From 27 entrants being invited to present their pitches at an open forum, 10 were then selected to move to the next round, where they received nine weeks of intense training, coaching and mentorship to improve their investor presentations. In total, 43 applications were received for the Jump:Start Challenge, 15 of which represented totally new start-up opportunities. “The Jump:Start Challenge was designed to provide entrants with intensive training, mentorship and to assist them access sources of funding,” said Jason Neale, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan.

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The need in the community keeps volunteers coming back “The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” One of the most familiar faces at the Kelowna Food Bank is long-time volunteer Jerry Schwartz. He’s a quiet man with a kind heart, who literally goes the distance every day as a volunteer driver and warehouse coordinator. Now 74 years of age, Jerry started with the Food Bank 23 years ago. The economy was in a recession and he had been laid off from work. Wanting to keep busy and help his community, Jerry began as a volunteer driver doing daily food pick-ups from grocery stores, schools and businesses, plus distribut-

ing food items to the many agencies the Food Bank assists such as the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, KiLow-Na Friendship Society and Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. When the economy picked up, Jerry returned to his work as a mason, but continued to volunteer at the Food Bank from time to time. After retiring from the construction industry in 1999, Jerry made the Food Bank his second career, volunteering three to five times a week. Although he spends most of his time in the Food Bank truck and Food Run-

Volunteer Jerry Schwartz ners van, Jerry helps where it’s needed. Whether scrubbing floors, sorting stock, cleaning and recycling Jerry

always has a warm smile and a kind word for everyone. Along with the great people he’s met along the way, it’s the need in the community that keeps him coming back. ”I can see how it’s really hard on families with children to make ends meet,” he says. “And over the past 10 – 15 years, I’ve seen a lot more seniors using the Food Bank.” Over the years Jerry has logged hundreds of thousands of kilometres for the Food Bank. “I drive about 300 km each week,” he says. “When you add it up, that’s quite a distance.” A15

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Even a few hours adds up Volunteers play an essential role in the health of our community. Each year, more than 100 volunteers help at the Ellis street warehouse. As a self-supporting non-profit organization we rely on our volunteer family. From our experienced Board of Directors through to our dedicated warehouse and client services team; our volunteers contribute a collective 20,000 full time hours annually. Truly, they are our lifeblood, we could not do the work we do without them. Our volunteer program serves other important needs in the community. We partner with social agencies helping clients overcome barriers to employment. Volunteering at the Kelowna Food Bank equips people with confidence, work experience, and job ready skills. The Kelowna Food Bank has many rewarding volunteer opportunities. We require qualified drivers, warehouse and kitchen staff, caring administration and recipient services people. If you can spare a few hours per week, you can make a big difference in our community.

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Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy community, however; more and more of our households cannot afford to buy adequate healthy food. The face of hunger is changing, no longer is it limited to the margins of society. Today, hunger affects us all. Over the past decade food and housing costs have skyrocketed in BC while despite a recent increase, the minimum wage and income assistance rates have stagnated. In 2009, the monthly cost of nutritious food for a low-income family of four was $872 -that family will require more than 100% of their income for food and shelter alone. Each year Food Banks Canada publishes the Hunger Count, a document used to highlight the state of poverty in Canada and unfortunately it depicts a troubling reality for many Canadian families. Hunger Count reports that “one in six children lives in poverty and that child poverty rates in BC, the highest in the country, have risen to 16%, with 37% of children in families headed by lone-parent females living in poverty.”

Unfortunately, the overwhelming numbers obscure the many heartbreaking personal stories. Every day, I hear many tragic accounts: of families struggling to pay the rent and put healthy food on the table; of parents missing meals so their children can

ventable. It is reprehensible that, despite our relative abundance in the Okanagan, we allow so many of our neighbours to go hungry. We are pleased to be able to provide hope, wholeness and a promise for a better future. We

“95,000 British Columbians relied on Food Banks in March 2010; last year we helped feed over 33,000 people in Kelowna: we are the fourth largest food bank in BC.” eat; of kids living on peanut butter sandwiches –going to school hungry, unable to concentrate and reach their full potential. Over the years I have met countless seniors who must ration what little food they can afford, always uncertain as to where their next meal might come from. Sadly, many of these unfortunate stories are pre-

personal invite to you to tour our Ellis Street warehouse. You will be surprised by what you will see. Come meet our dedicated staff and volunteers and see how our professionally managed programs and services provide a hand up not a hand out. We all need a little help once in a while, I believe that you will be inspired by the many positive stories that you will hear.

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The Kelowna Community Food Bank is a leader in the development and delivery of nutrition improvement and food share programs. The simple act of planting a seed can bear fruit for generations to come, a small investment toward the future wellbeing of a community. In today’s challenging economic times, even here in the Central Okanagan, where we are known for an idyllic lifestyle and high standard of living, the reality is that we are also faced with one of the highest levels of child poverty and family hunger in the province, if not all of Canada. The growing wage gap, high jobless rate and insufficient affordable housing continue to put many of our children, low-income families and seniors at risk, creating an ever-increasing demand on Kelowna Food Bank services. The Kelowna Food Bank is dedicated to food security within the Central Okanagan, a leader in the development and delivery of nutrition improvement and food share programs like Community Food Share, Tiny Bundles, Vitality, Plant A Row Grow A Row and

Food Runners, to name a few. These programs all require much more than the time of dedicated staff and volunteers, corporate partnerships and food donations in order to continue

to support our community. It takes significant cash resources to build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to do so, as well as to provide those additional essential products and services not contributed through donations and grants. As a non-government funded organization, the Kelowna Food Bank relies on the support of the private and corporate community to assist with our day to day operations. Meeting the challenge of sustainability, the Food Bank has partnered with Investors Group, through their Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation, creating the Kelowna Community Food Bank Charitable Foundation Fund Account. This donor opportunity provides a way for individuals, families and companies to make strategic donations, now, or through future planned giving contributions. Contributions made to the Foundation Fund go toward principal growth,

which creates annual returns based on overall Fund performance, thus protecting principal and providing sustainable increasing returns as the Fund grows. In years to come, the objective is to see the Foundation Fund become the anchor for Kelowna Food Bank sustainability. It is a win, win, win. The Kelowna Food Bank can continue ensuring the growing need for its services is properly met, while spending less time on fundraising to meet operational demands. Clients are assured of receiving the best nutritional support programs possible, and contributors can provide for the long-term betterment of our community, while meeting their philanthropic objectives and maximizing tax benefits. You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Today, the smaller direct contributions of ordinary people and small businesses help keep the Food Bank going on a daily basis. By contributing to the Charit-

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The face of hunger is changing. Hunger is no longer limited to society’s margins. We live in uncertain times. The truth is that many of us will need temporary help once in awhile. Most people are just two pay cheques away from using the food bank. Your Kelowna Food Bank exists to help ordinary people through uncertain times like these. Who uses the food bank today?

There is nothing typical about food bank recipients, from newborn to ninety, single mothers to large families, indigenous to immigrants; Increasingly, we help people like you and me… people with families and children; minimum wage earners unable to make ends meet; struggling self-employed and business owners; tenants and homeowners buried in debt; starving students and fixed income seniors. Sadly, everyone has their own

ported that the monthly cost of nutritious food for a low-income family of four was $872 -that family will require more than 107% of their income for food and shelter alone. Because produce and perishables are typically the first items to be cut from low-income budgets (shifting purchases to lowcost processed foods), we worry that children in these households are being unnecessarily deprived of critical nutrition.

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We are your Kelowna Food Bank. We are a selfsupporting non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the alleviation of chronic hunger and poverty through short-term food relief and long-term capacity building and policy change. Since 1983, we have been helping working and low-income households, who due to temporary circumstances cannot provide for themselves. We offer a helping hand –not a hand out. Our recipients must prove their identity, income status and residency in order to receive one food hamper every 30 days. Healthy eating is the foundation of a healthy community. As such we take a preventative approach to our food programs and services. We follow Health Canada’s dietary recommendations to promote personal health and reduce the burden on our health care system.


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heartbreaking story. Food bank usage in Kelowna was up 10% from the previous year and shows no sign of slowing. Last year, we distributed approximately 14,000 hampers to over 30,500 people – 11,715 were children under age 15. Over 94,000 people accessed BC food banks in the past year. People using the food bank could be your next door neighbour. You’d never know it In 2009, BC’s Dieticians re-

lieve that sound management and accounting practices are essential to our long-term effectiveness. We value working in partnership with the community. We value knowledge and believe that education and community awareness are the keys to helping those who are without, learn to help themselves. We value our staff and volunteers. We value volunteering and believe that through community service, we build a sense of respect for others and the world around us. We value efficiency and believe that wise use of our food resources, our staff and volunteer talents and our donor dollars is central to our success. We value human dignity and believe that preserving self-esteem of those we serve is equally important as providing food.

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Organize a food drive in your area It’s important to plan ahead to conduct a successful food drive. Get everyone involved: if it’s within the workplace involve senior management, administrators, etc. In your own circle, enlist friends, neighbours, teachers etc. and get everyone excited and committed to the drive. Contact the Food Bank at 250-763-7161 to discuss your idea. Choose a theme or name for your drive like Breakfasts for Babies, Tons of Tuna or Oodles of Noodles. Set a goal for your drive such as 500 bags, boxes, pounds, cans. Educate your group about hunger in your community. Promote the drive by scheduling a fun kick-off event. Place posters and flyers in strategic places, notify media of your unique event, distribute memos or send letters home, insert reminders about the food drive in paycheques, newsletters, etc. Keep promoting throughout the duration of the food drive.

Remember to include the Food Bank’s Food Wish List in your promotions. Decorate a box or container to hold donated food. Provide each person with a bag to fill with food. Set up a collection schedule to collect on specific days or during designated weeks. Hold a challenge encour-

aging friendly competition between all participants or potentially interested parties. Offer incentives/prizes (ie. shave your head challenge)! Make it FUN! Award certificates of appreciation, thank you cards and letters. Transportation of the food to the Food Bank is a significant part of your do-

nation. However, if you have a large donation or it is simply impossible to deliver, your donation can be picked up. Please call 250763-7161 in advance to schedule a pick-up. Otherwise, our depot is open for deliveries Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call ahead to make delivery arrangements.

From left: Rob Weller, Jerry Schwartz, Russ Kane and Terry Hughes are just some of the volunteers who pick up donations to the food bank.

Looking ahead

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Today, with your help we provide short-term food relief to our neighbours who are in temporary need. Yet, to truly solve hunger we must broaden our vision -we must pair preventative programming with education, research with policy work. We must teach young people and those who least can afford it how to enrich their lives with healthy food. We must put more focus on the root causes of hunger. We must lead. With your help, we can build the food bank for tomorrow.

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Bulmer to final selection camp Kelowna hosts largest provincials yet STAFF REPORTER



to opt for Kelowna as the B.C. host. “We have a very able group that presents this tournament every year,” said Belinski. “There’s a reason they keep coming back and it’s because our group does such a good job of hosting.” The university and local schools aren’t the only locations that will feel the impact of the 48-team tournament. Belinski said provincials will provide considerable economic spinoffs for the Central Oka-

nagan. “There really aren’t too many events of this magnitude that come to Kelowna each year,” Belinski said. “This year we’re bringing in 48 teams, 600 players and a lot of their parents for four to five days. This has a big impact on our economy. That’s an aspect of our event that’s been overlooked in the past. Hosting this is a big positive for the community.” The 3A provincial tournament features 20 teams, while 16 are competing in 2A and, as mentioned above, 12 will compete in A. All teams will play three best-of-three matches in power pool play on opening day, with a maximum of two matches per team to follow on Thursday and Friday. The playoffs and finals will all be held at UBC Okanagan, with the championship games all set for Saturday. Matches during the tournament will also be played at KSS, George Elliot, Dr. Knox, Immaculata, Boucherie, OKM and Kelowna Christian. See more about the B.C. championships on page A 22. whenderson

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Brett Bulmer earned an invitation when it mattered most. After being passed over for Hockey Canada’s development camp in the summer, the Kelowna Rockets forward is one of 41 players to make the grade for the national junior team’s final selection camp Dec. 10 to 14 in Calgary. Twenty-two players will make the final cut for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Calgary. “I’m very excited for the opportunity,” said Bulmer, 19. “It means a lot to me, watching this tournament every year, you dream about getting a chance to play in it. The opportunity has come along for me, now I have to make the most of it.” After an unspectacular 2010-11 WHL season, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Prince George native was off Hockey Canada’s radar for the national junior squad. But that all began to change when Bulmer challenged for a full-time roster spot this season with NHL’s Minnesota Wild. He had three assists


KELOWNA ROCKETS forward Brett Bulmer is one of 41 players invited to Canada’s junior team selection camp next month in Calgary.

in nine games with the Wild before being returned to Kelowna last month. And Bulmer hasn’t missed a beat with the Rockets where he has registered six goals and nine assists and a +6 rating in 10 games. Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said Bulmer made it difficult for Hockey Canada’s brain trust to overlook him a second time. “That’s the great thing about this tournament, a lot of times players don’t make the summer camp, but if you can get off to a great start to the season then you give yourself a chance, and Brett’s done that,” Huska, who will be behind the Team Canada bench assisting Don Hay. “In a short-term tournament, you look at guys who give you the best chance of winning and Brett has worked his way into that group.




They don’t get any bigger than this. With 48 teams in three divisions converging on Kelowna this weekend, the B.C. high school boys volleyball championship is the largest event of its kind held in Western Canada. UBC Okanagan will serve as the headquarters and main venue for the B.C. tournament which begins with power pool action on Wednesday morning. Matches in the AAA, AA and A divisions will also be held at several other schools throughout the city. For the past 17 years, Kelowna has served as host for both the AAA and AA B.C. boys championships. The 12-team A division was added for the first time in 2011 making it the biggest B.C. high school season-ending tournament ever hosted in the province. “I think one thing we’ve established over the years is that Kelowna is an excellent location for this event,” said tournament director Rod Belinski. “When we started out we wanted this to be a permanent site. We don’t know if that’s a possibility, but we’re up to 17 years now and we want to keep it here indefinitely.

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“Brett pretty much earned his opportunity,” Huska continued. “He showed people he could play at a high level and he showed in Minnesota he could change his game, he played a third line role and that got him a lot of attention.” Bulmer plans to take the same approach next month at the junior selection camp as he did at Wild training camp in September. “I need to come every day, show up and prove that I belong there…really relish the opportunity,” said Bulmer. “You have to adapt and adjust to what they want from you. I’ll take any role, whatever it takes to make the team.” Huska will leave for the selection camp in Calgary Dec. 8, with Bulmer to follow the next day. Joining Huska in Calgary for the WJC will be Rockets athletic therapist Jeff Thorburn who will serve as a member of Canada’s training staff.

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B.C. high school volleyball gold up for grabs Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

It won’t take the Kelowna Owls long to find out where they stand with the rest of the top teams in the province. The fourth-ranked KSS squad will play each of the top three schools in power pool action on Wednesday to open the B.C. AAA boys volleyball championship in Kelowna. The Owls will see No.

2 Fraser Heights at 10 a.m. and No. 1 Oak Bay at 12:30 p.m. at KSS, followed by No. 3 Earl Marriot at 3 p.m. at UBCO. “We’re going to get some good, competitive matches early in the tournament,” said Owls coach Mike Sodaro. “I think it’s good, the boys might as well be exposed to it right away because those are the teams you’re going to have to beat to win a medal anyway.” The Owls are led by

power hitters Mitch Goodwin and Ty Campbell, and setter Liam Birker. Best of all, KSS isn’t hindered by the injury bug like they have been most of the season. “We’re finally healthy,” added Sodaro, “and the guys are ready to go.” Meanwhile, John McParland’s Mt. Boucherie Bears head into provincials ranked ninth among the 16 AAA teams. The Bears are in a pool with Kelly Road, Eric

Hamber and Semiamhoo, with their first two matches to be played at Boucherie. Following pool play on Wednesday, the 16 AAA teams will be reranked accordingly for the start of the playoffs on Thursday. The semifinals are set for Friday night at 8:15, with the winners to meet in the AAA gold medal match Saturday at 7:45 at UBCO.


Chris Frehlick’s George Elliot Coyotes head into the 2A boys championship ranked sixth in the province. GES is in a pool with Abbotsford Christian, Clarence Fulton, and Highland. The Okanagan Mission Huskies are ranked 12th. The top ranked team in AA is MEI from Abbotsford. The Eagles have won seven of the last nine


BRANDAN BOURCIER and the KSS Owls head into the B.C. high school boys volleyball championship this week in Kelowna as the No. 4 seed at the AAA level. provincial titles. The AA boys final goes at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at UBCO.


The Kelowna Christian Knights head into the A boys championship ranked second in B.C., while the Immaculata Mustangs check in at No. 10. With no Grade 12 players on the roster, the Knights are as young as they come in high school

boys volleyball. Still, youth doesn’t shake Dave Bingham’s confidence in his team. “They are a tall, athletic group with a good work ethic and who really enjoy the game,” said Bingham, the Knights coach. “The boys use a balanced attack, aggressive serving, and good floor coverage to achieve success.” The A boys gold medal match goes at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at UBCO.

KSS girls pursue first AAAA v’ball champs The KSS Owls will pursue the school’s first ever B.C. girls 4A volleyball championship this week in North Vancouver. The Owls head into the 2011 provincial tournament—hosted by Handsworth Secondary— as the No. 5 seed out of 16 teams. KSS will open play Thursday with pool matches against the McMath Wildcats (No. 3), North Peace OokaPiks (No. 9) , and the Dover Bay Dolphins (No. 15). After gold medal wins at the UBC, UBC Okanagan and Best of the West tournaments, the Owls were ranked No. 1 at the 4A level for the first half of the season. But KSS slipped in the rankings after placing fifth at the Handsworth, Penticton and Riverside tournaments. The Owls won the

valley title for the fourth straight year on Nov. 19 beating Pen Hi in the final. At provincials, Riverside is ranked first, while Handsworth is No. 2.


Two Kelowna schools will be in Prince George this week for the B.C. girls A volleyball championship. The Okanagan Valley champion Kelowna Christian Knights are ranked No. 2 in the province, while the Immaculata Mustangs are No. 4. Play begins Thursday at UNBC, with the championship final to be played on Saturday evening. KCS opens against Cedars Christian, while Immaculata battles Chetwynd. Highroad Academy is seeded first.

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Heat b’ball get first Canada West wins Neither UBC Okanagan basketball squad will head into the semester break having to worry and wonder about where their first Canada West victories will come from. Both the Heat men and women broke into the CIS win column over the weekend inside the warm confines of the Kelowna campus gym. On Friday night, the Heat men made history in their official home opener with a dramatic 78-76 win over the visiting University of Regina Cougars. A strong fourth quarter paced the Heat to victory as they overcame a 58-53 deficit after 30 minutes. Five-year veteran Simon Pelland and thirdyear guard Yassine Ghomari paced UBCO with 16 points each, while freshmen Julian Asselstine and Bret MacDonald added 12 and 10 points respectively in an emotional and historic win for the Heat in front of a supportive and boisterous crowd. k “We haven’t had fans like that for a long time and they’re into the game,” said Heat head coach Darren Semeniuk. “They’re excited and they rrushed the floor at the end. You can tell that the guys who logged a lot of minutes just got that boost at

she said. “They didn’t pick us up man to man. For a whole game to play like that, it’s hard, and it’s obvious we need to learn to play better against that kind of strategy and work on our outside shooting game. “It showed us that we need to come out and bring our best each time, especially at this level of competition.” On Friday night, in their home opener, the

Kaneda and post Audrey Siebert-Timmer each hauled in six rebounds. Considering Brandon’s Heat coach Heather Semeniuk was relieved to get the team’s first win against the young and struggling Bobcats but said her players still have plenty to learn about the level of Canada West competition. “We played against a 2-3 zone the entire game,”

Heat dropped a 91-66 verdict to the nation’s topranked team, the Regina Cougars. Third-year guard and graduate student Michelle Clark led U of R with 14 points in 27 minutes of playing time. Kaneda had a game high 15 points and 29 minutes of court time. Secondyear Krystal Schouten and Huber also made it into the double digits with 10 points each.

“I thought the girls did pretty good considering the competition,” said Heather Semeniuk. “I’m pretty happy with the way they played. It was nice to get 66 points. “To play with them and compete, I thought they did a good job.” The Heat are now off for the semester break. The UBCO women will return to CIS action Jan. 6 in Kelowna against the Manitoba Bisons.






UBC OKANAGAN’S Simon Pelland drives to the basket in Canada West basketball action against Regina Friday in Kelowna. the end from the fans. It was great.” On Saturday, the Heat held the lead early but succumbed to the Brandon Bobcats 81-68. Ghomari was once again the Heat’s top point getter with 26 on the night,

including 10-for-10 from the charity stripe. Fellow third-year guard Iain Con was big on the glass, leading the team with six rebounds. First year forward Ali Mounir led the Bobcats with 21 points, while Emerick Ravier finished with 20 on the night. “Brandon’s been around for a while, they’re a dangerous team with a lot of good athletes,” said Semeniuk. “They’re a team people don’t want to play, especially in their home gym. As for us, we need to be consistent offensively, and getting shots from places we’re not used to is keeping us on our toes.” The Heat hit the semester break with a 1-5 record. UBCO will return to action Jan. 6 at home to the University of Manitoba.



UBC OKANAGAN’S Tia Sadler looks for a Heat

teammate to pass to in Canada West basketball action against Brandon Saturday night at The Furance.

After an 0-5 start in their inaugural Canada West campaign, the UBCO women tasted victory for the first time on Saturday night at home with a convincing 78-42 victory over the winless Brandon Bobcats (0-8). Fourth-year guard Madison Kaneda led the Heat in its historic win with 23 points, while Roz Huber added 14 as UBCO led 24-6 after the opening quarter and 40-21 at the half.



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Okanagan Rockets Spartans take down pull out a tie vs Giants Heat volleyball teams The Okanagan Rockets are still searching for their first ever win at the Burnaby Winter Club. The Rockets earned a single point for a 4-4 tie with the Vancouver Giants in B.C. Major Midget League action on the weekend. But the Giants took the second game 5-1, continuing a dominating stretch against the Okanagan Rockets that has seen the Burnaby based team go 9-0-2 against Okanagan dating back to 2006. The Rockets record fell to 7-6-5 putting them in sixth place in the BC-

MML. Parker Bowles had the lone goal on Sunday as the Rockets out-shot Vancouver for the second straight game but couldn’t generate enough offense. On Saturday the Rockets trailed 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 before Okanagan made the score 4-3 before the end of the second period and scored early in the third period to earn a 4-4 tie. Mitchell Cook scored his team leading 11th of the season while Branden Wagner had his 4th, Harlan Orr with his 9th, and

Bowles, who also now has 11 goals on the season, also scored. The Rockets outshot the Giants 46-24. Okanagan is back on home ice this weekend as the Fraser Valley Bruins will make the trek over the highway to take on the Rockets at the Capital News Centre. The Bruins picked up a win and a tie this past weekend with the North Island Silvertips and now sit just 3 points back of the Rockets for the 6th and final playoff spot in the BCMML standings.



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The Trinity Western University Spartans proved too much for the UBC Okanagan Heat in Canada West volleyball action over the weekend in Langley. The No. 1-ranked TWU men swept the Heat on back-to-back nights at the Langley Events Centre as UBCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winless streak reached five. On Friday, the Spartans rolled to a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-11, 25-21). The Spartans were relentless in the first two sets, hitting .367 and garnering 28 kills and four service aces, before the bench players closed things out in a much tighter third set. Heat fourth-year power Nate Speijer had a game-high 11 kills while middles Brett Uniat and Leigh Goossen added three kills each. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going in we knew we were in it tough against a CIS podium team,â&#x20AC;? said Heat head coach Greg Poitras. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They respected us from the start and they played that way from start to finish. That is what separates the best teams from teams that are in learning mode. As far as first ball contact (serve and receive), this was by far our worst performance.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday night, the Heat were much better but still came up empty 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-19) Spartans victory. For UBCO, Speijer had nine kills, six digs and two aces, Uniat had nine kills and third year Greg Niemantsverdriet had six


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HEAT FIRST YEAR player Katy Klomps led her team in blocks against TWU in Canada West womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball action Saturday in Langley. kills and two digs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a group we learned a great deal about ourselves this weekend,â&#x20AC;? Poitras added.




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The Heat (3-5) will return to action this weekend for the final matches before the semester break as UBCO will visit the University of Calgary on Friday and Saturday nights.


The UBCO women couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win a set as they succumbed to the TWU Spartans in Canada West action on back-to-back nights in Langley. On Friday, the No. 10 ranked Spartans rolled to a 3-0 win (25-19, 25-18, 25-12). Outside hitter Myrte SchĂśn paced the Heat with seven kills, seven digs and three aces, while fourth year outside hitter Alex Basso had six kills and five digs. Trinity Western hit .215 as a team to go along with 10 service aces and 9.5 blocks. In comparison the Heat hit .048, while

garnering six aces and 3.5 blocks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TWU played like a CIS medalist and we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get anything going,â&#x20AC;? said Heat head coach Steve Manuel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They kept us off balance from the first point of the match and never let up.â&#x20AC;? On Saturday, the Heat was again held under 20 points in every set as the match ended 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-15) in TWUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favour. Brianna Beamish was the Heatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attack leader with six kills, while Basso had five kills and added seven digs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We battled at them for part of it but there were way too many unforced errors for us to compete at that level,â&#x20AC;? Manuel said. The Heat, now 2-6, will travel to Calgary this weekend, Dec. 2 and 3, to play the Dinos in the final matches before Christmas..

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Warriors recover with Ws in win column Chiefs split pair on weekend With a pair of wins in the past three games, the Westside Warriors are hoping a new goalie and some returnees from the injured list can continue to move the club towards the top four positions in the BCHL Interior Conference. The Warriors split two games with Trail on the weekend, winning 4-1 on Friday at home before losing 3-1 in Trail on Saturday night, moving the Warriors record to 9-11-0-4. “We’ve liked our game for awhile now, we haven’t been giving up a whole lot of chances,”

said Warriors head coach Rylan Ferster, who saw his team suffer through nine straight setbacks before a win over Merritt last Wednesday. “Even in Trail (on Saturday) the goals we gave up were on 5-on-3 power plays against. We’ve liked the way the guys have responded and now we’re getting a little healthier.” The Warriors surrendered three power play goals to the Smoke Eaters in Trail on Saturday night with Tyler Krause scoring the lone goal in a 3-1 loss. Friday in West Kelowna Richard

Vanderhoek scored twice while Reid Simmons and Klay Kachur added singles in a 4-1 win. Newly acquired goalie Dwayne Rodrigue has played in all three games since joining Westside early last week and has posted a 1.96 goals against average and .931 save percentage in those games. “We’ve taken some steps in the right direction lately,” said Ferster. “We brought in a new goalie and now we’re getting some guys back. There is a lot of hockey still to be played. We

started off the season pretty good but then we ran into injuries and we were putting maybe too much pressure on our goalies. Hopefully we can start to claw ourv way up the ladder.” Injured forward Max French could return to the lineup this weekend while Seb Lloyd, Brennan Clark and Josh Monk remain sideline with injuries. Westside will play a home game against Penticton on Friday night before heading to Prince George for games Saturday and Sunday.


Masters swim club recognize members for their inspirational achievements Okanagan Masters Swim Club recognized seven of its members for their inspirational achievements and demonstration of the spirit of Masters swimming at its 2011 AGM in Kelowna on Sunday. The philosophy of Masters swimming is to promote fun, fitness, health, fellowship and participation amongst adult swimmers. Conny Stamhuis, 79, walked away with the Swimmer of the Year floating trophy, while her friend and swim colleague Gladys Hambrook, 80, was voted Most Inspirational Swimmer. Both turned in stellar performances at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal in May 2011. Conny Stamhuis achieved podium positions in the 7579 age group: 200 Back t(1st place), 50 Breast (1st), 50 Free (3rd), 50 Back 3rd), 100 Back (2nd) and three 2nd places in relays. tGladys Hambrook, logging some of her personal best times at age 80, make her mark in Montreal by achieving podium positions in the 80-84 age group: 100 Free (3rd rplace), 200 Free (2nd), 400 Free (3rd), 800 Free (2nd), 1500 Free (2nd), 100 Back (2nd), 200 Back (2nd) and two second places in relays. In a younger age group tand against tough competition, the Funtastic Four training buddies Leora Dahl and Paul Duffield earned Most Improved Female Swimmer and Most Improved Male Swimmer respectively. Both swimmers improved their times dramatically this

year while badgering each other to do better. Leora swam her first competitive 100m Fly at OMSC’s sanctioned Fright-Fest meet in October. Making a life changing decision in 2006, when Paul weighed 140 kilograms, he has lost an astounding 35 kilograms. The Elena Dimitrov Award for Courage and Determination went to Jennifer Leach-Trask and Rhonda Renning-Talbot for a relay swim in chal-

lenging conditions across the Georgia Strait in August. Leach-Trask and Renning-Talbot, covered the 34-kilometre Salish Sea Swim from Davis Inlet in Sechelt to Piper‘s Lagoon in Nanaimo together with Susan Simmons and Karen Tannas of Victoria, in nine hours 33 minutes. They improved the time of the previous top relay team by two minutes. Eli Dimitrov, after whom the award is named, remains an inspiration to all of her

swimmers while battling cancer for the third time. Last but by no means least, top ranked FINA Swim official, Mike Stamhuis earned the Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding contribution to the sport and to OMSC in particular. Part of the Stamhuis dynasty, Mike has trained most of the age group swimming and masters officials in the Okanagan. An inspirational Canadian record holder and outstanding

supporter of swimming in the Okanagan, he has been forced to take a year off competitive swimming to nurse a shoulder injury. Notwithstanding, Mike can be found officiating at most weekend swim meets in the valley.


The Kelowna Chiefs managed a split of two games over the weekend in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. On Friday night, Brent Lashuk scored twice as the Chiefs beat the hometown Summerland Steam 5-2. Dane Rupert and Derek Andrews each had a goal and an assist, while Alex Fortin had the other goal. Landon Andrusiak and T.J. Dumonceaux each added two assists, and Connor Wilkinson turned aside 21 shots in goal. On Saturday, the Chiefs out-shot the visiting Princeton Posse 3412 but wound up on the wrong side of the score in a 4-2 loss. Dumonceaux and Rupert scored the Kelowna goals while Andrusiak tallied two more assists. In the two games, the Chiefs out shot their opponents 78-35.



Aaron Buat scored two goals and added two assists and Chris Glen had five assists to lead the Okanagan Coyotes to a 6-3 win over Selkirk College in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action Saturday at Memorial Arena. James Neitsch added three points and Kelson Willms stopped 29 shots in the win for OC. The Coyotes (6-2-2), in second spot in the BCIHL, will host Trinity Western this Friday and Eastern Washington on Saturday at Memorial Arena. Game time both nights is 7:45 p.m.


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B.C. leads nation in fighting AIDS Sewer projects aided by government grants H

ealth is a top priority for the government of British Columbia, and we’ve made significant investments in research, disease prevention and treatment. These investments have paid off in a number of ways, including better health, greater innovation and long-term cost savings. There are few better examples of this than our investments in HIV research, treatment and prevention. In Canada, British Columbia is the national success story in combating HIV and AIDS. Thanks to research conducted at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and provincial support for Seek and Treat to Optimally Prevent HIV/AIDS (STOP HIV), an innovative pilot utilizing the “Treatment as Prevention” approach, our province stands tall in Canada. B.C. is the only provincial jurisdiction showing a steady decline in the number of AIDS deaths, AIDS cases, and new HIV diagnoses. This is vital work. A diagnosis of HIV is stressful and challenging for individuals, and can have a

Norm Letnick big impact on family and friends. Each HIV case costs approximately $500,000 in medication alone, and illness and ongoing stigma surrounding HIV infection can add to the burden. Fewer HIV and AIDS cases reduces the impact on individuals, friends and family, while translating into more infections prevented and opportunities to reallocate health care resources to other high priority areas. The BC-CfE’s leading-edge work has produced impressive results. Although based in Vancouver, BC-CfE is a critical provincial resource that serves all health authorities and citizens of B.C., including those in Kelowna and the Okanagan. More than 15 years

ago, the BC-CfE played a key role in the discovery of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the landmark drug cocktail that has been adopted in Canada and around the world as the gold standard of treatment for HIV. The Treatment as Prevention approach calls for widespread HIV testing and immediate treatment for those who wish to engage in care. Research conducted by BC-CfE showed optimal HAART treatment reduces the level of HIV in blood and other biological fluids to undetectable levels, thereby decreasing the likelihood of HIV transmission by more than 90 per cent. These successes have attracted global attention. Similar programs have been launched in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC. On Nov. 8, 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the Treatment as Prevention strategy a vital plank in her comprehensive proposal to combat HIV and AIDS around the world. In addition, China recently committed to implementing a countrywide HIV/AIDS strategy based on BC-CfE’s work.

China has 740,000 people infected with HIV and nearly 110,000 people with AIDS. The World Health Organization developed a mathematical model that predicts a 95 per cent reduction in new HIV cases globally within 10 years if Treatment as Prevention is widely adopted. This analysis suggests the Treatment as Prevention approach could save more than seven million lives by 2050, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa. B.C.’s accomplishments in the global war against HIV are truly staggering. However, we must not become complacent. There are at least 12,000 HIV-positive people in B.C. It’s estimated approximately 2,500 of them remain undiagnosed. Only by continuing to support strategies such as Treatment as Prevention will we be able to defeat HIV and AIDS. Norm Letnick is the Liberal MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country and the chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health for British Columbia.


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t’s Christmas tree time again and my favourite local tree farm is opening up this Sunday for another busy three weeks of providing some of the nicest trees on the market. At Woodhaven Tree Farms, you can choose from at least six different varieties including Douglas fir, Nordman fir, grand fir, noble fir, Fraser fir and my absolute favourite the white fir. Ted Corbett has been growing trees on his Swainson road property for many years now. I have a personal affinity to his operation as I was involved right from the tree farm’s beginning in offering tree growth advice. For more information such as hours of operation go to his website or call 250-826-8733. ••• Another Christmas event I highly recommend is watching Santa arrive at Byland’s Garden Centre

script this is easy to read, well documented and chock full of information on the history of our beautiful city much of which I learned for the first time. While there have been several books written on Kelowna’s history, this one focuses on the human aspect and the list of characters that made their mark along the way. Great work Sharron. The book is available at the museum or any of the retail book outlets such as Mosaic Books. ••• Are you trying to think of something to buy that special gardener in your life for Christmas? Here are a few suggestions: Pruning shears. A pair of Felco hand shears will be a lifelong companion to the avid gardener. I’ve had my pair since 1972 and other than normal cosmetic wear on the handles they are as good today as they were when I bought them.


Don Burnett in his helicopter. This year, I’m excited to take my little granddaughter Ellie and get her picture taken on Santa’s knee. As a matter of fact, I just may get one of myself with the jolly old elf if I don’t break his knee! This all happens at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. I suggest getting there a bit early so you won’t miss a thing. ••• After my radio show last Saturday, I scooted over to the Heritage Museum and listened to Sharron Simpson give some insight into her latest book, The Kelowna Story. What a great manu-

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World Diabetes Day was celebrated on Nov. 14, the birthday of Frederick Banting. In 1922, Banting, along with colleagues Charles Best, John Macleod and James Collip, succeeded in isolating the hormone insulin, an achievement which earned a Nobel prize and which would enable countless people who otherwise would have perished, to survive. Banting mistakenly thought insulin was a cure for diabetes, which it is not. People with diabetes can certainly live full, productive lives, but many experience a host of devastating complications and often die prematurely, especially from cardiovascular disease. These individuals whose lives are totally dependent on insulin have Type 1 diabetes. They now comprise only five to 10 per cent of all people with diabetes. The great majority of people with diabetes today have what is called Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by lifestyle and is completely preventable. Obesity, caused by excessive calories and too little exercise, is the primary reason for the current epidemic of T2D. In 2007 the United Nations identified diabetes as a global threat, responsible for more deaths than malaria and HIV combined. In September of this year at an international conference in Lisbon, Portugal, the scourge of diabetes was likened to the medieval plague—the Black Death— which killed millions. The huge global disease burden continues to grow at an alarming rate. One of the main authors of a recent article in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet stated: “It is set to become the single

largest burden on world health care systems.” Recent statistics provided by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization are grim. One in three American children born in 2000 will develop T2D. The global number of people with diabetes is estimated to be 366 million—one in 20 individuals . Four out of five new cases develop in mid- to low-income countries so this is emphatically not a disease limited to the wealthy. T2D is responsible for $465 billion in health care costs. It is also responsible for more than four million deaths per year—that’s one death per every seven seconds. In 1991, the IDF and WHO, in an effort to highlight the growing global burden of diabetes, designated Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day. ••• In future Capital News articles, Kelowna medical doctors Andrew Farquhar and Henry Chirayath will cover such topics as the size of the problem and the allocation of resources to treat diabetes in B.C., causes of different types of diabetes, diabetes prevention, costs and complications of diabetes, costs and complications of medicines used to treat diabetes, new drugs, diet and exercise in diabetes management and prevention, the role of genetics in diabetes, management of diabetes in hospital, and the importance between heart disease and diabetes. Readers can send their questions related to diabetes information or treatment to, to be dealt with in future articles. Andrew Farquhar and Henry Chirayath are local doctors who are concerned about the spread of diabetes in the Okanagan.

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The B.C. Coroners Service will hold an inquest into the death of Brandt Jason Zimmer at the Kelowna provincial courthouse from June 4 to 7, 2012. Zimmer, 40, died in the emergency ward of Kelowna General Hospital on Aug. 15, 2010. Coroner Rodrick Mackenzie and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

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Toxicity issues derived from eating chocolate are bad T he Christmas holiday season is upon us. In the season of giving, chocolate is a very popular gift people like to exchange. As a chocolate lover myself, I know how a chocolate indulgence can raise your spirit.

As well as most people, dogs tend to have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweet toothâ&#x20AC;? too, but for dogs chocolate in large amounts is harmful and can even be fatal. Chocolate is made from cacao beans. Cacao beans contain a toxic substance called theo-

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Dr. Moshe Oz ed shortly after the ingestion, attempts to reduce the poison absorption can be made by inducing vomiting or feeding active charcoal. Intravenous fluids and anti-seizure medication are also frequently required. Symptoms of intoxication usually occur four to 24 hours after the ingestion. Prevention is the key. Keep all chocolate goodies in a non-accessible place for your pet. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share any chocolate with your pet under any circumstances. (Yes, not even on its birthday!) If you suspect that your dog got exposed to chocolate, contact your veterinarian. The dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weight, the type and amount of the chocolate ingested are all important information for the vet, in order to assess the dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk and condition. The holiday season is a wonderful time for families to spend time together and connect. Paying attention to your gluttonous petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eating is one sure way of keeping you joyful and away from the vetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Moshe Oz is a veterinarian who operates the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital in West Kelowna, 2476 Westlake Rd. 250-769-9109

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Picture this: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Santa, a vintage fire truck and children. Add Fine Photography by Dwight and what develops is photos with Santa at the Kelowna Fire Museum and Education Centre. It all takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, when Santa visits the museum beside the historic Water Street Fire Hall. You and your family can capture the moment by having a photo taken with Santa on an antique 1928 Graham Ladder Truck. Photos will be taken inside the fire museum, 1630 Water St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each photo costs $10 and you may choose either a print copy or a digital version. Proceeds from all photos taken, T-shirt and craft sales will be donated to the Kelowna Fire Museum and Education Centre. The museum will house displays of fire equipment and memorabilia highlighting the more than a century of service to the citizens of Kelowna. Also planned is an education centre to help children across the Central Okanagan learn about making safe choices, especially when it comes to fire.

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

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Ten policies every employer should adopt The range of policies YOU WORK which might be contained HERE in an employee handbook is really unlimited. There are, however, certain core policies every employer should implement. Robert The list starts with a Smithson harassment policy. This policy sets out the employer’s stance forbidding workplace harassment (including sexual harassment and other forms, such as bullying). It should also provide a complaint resolution process and define the range of disciplinary measures which may be imposed on the offender. Second, all workplaces must now have a personal information protection policy (sometimes referred to simply as a privacy policy). This establishes the workplace rules regarding the protection of personal information of customers and employees. It will provide mechanisms for accessing and revising personal information and a complaint resolution process. Third, just about every employer should now have a policy governing employees’ use of technology in the workplace. Email use and Internet access are the two aspects most requiring rules and boundaries for acceptable use, but other forms of abuse of computer equipment may be addressed as well. Fourth, to protect against court actions for wrongful dismissal, every employer should have (and abide by) a policy setting out the termination notice and/or pay formula for employees. The formula must, of course, at least meet the applicable statutory employment standards for notice of termination (or pay in lieu) and the policy must be implemented in a contractually binding manner. Fifth, all employers should have a policy setting out the disciplinary process to be followed in response to employee misconduct. The policy should identify how the employer will respond to instances of misconduct, specifically identifying the escalating disciplinary measures which may be imposed. Sixth, as absenteeism is a continual headache for many employers, it is vital to have a well-drafted attendance policy. It should set out the employees’ basic obligation to attend work as scheduled and it should also describe how excessive levels of employee absenteeism will be handled by the employer.


LEE MAINGOT (left), Jasmain Parr, UBCO Faculty of Management professor Luc Audebrand, and Kayla Mann with UBC’s Faculty of

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Study results shared by business students for small- and medium-sized businesses Local companies received an early Christmas present on Monday courtesy of business-minded UBC Okanagan students. The results of hours of research were provided free of charge at the What Makes a Top Employer? information expo held at the Coast Capri Hotel. Third-year students from UBCO’s faculty of management were divided into 35 teams, each taking an in-depth look at a different area where employers can improve their workplace to the benefit of both the company and the employees. “It’s a mix between a trade show and scientific fair,” said Luc Audebrand, assistant professor with the UBCO Faculty of Man-

agement. Each team presented their findings that covered just about every concern a business may have. Kayla Mann’s team looked at how the design of the office area can foster better communication and innovation among employees. “A different layout can create a different mood and enhance communication,” said Mann, adding businesses should strive to make the office more of a community rather than individualized units where the employees are separated from each other. Jasmain Parr’s team looked at the area of feedback and how businesses can get everyone in-

volved so the company knows what to focus on to improve the workplace. Lee Maingot’s team looked at a new way of handling time off and vacation days. Maingot says the standard 9-to-5 workday is rapidly becoming a thing of the past as people work from home more on iPhones or other personal hightech devices. That means how time off and vacation days are dealt with also needs to change. Most of the current available data comes from large organizations, but Audebrand says the students wanted to focus on smalland medium-size businesses, like those found in Kelowna and the

Okanagan. “It was very important to make this information useful to local businesses,” said Audebrand. Mann says the expo hopefully offered a chance for businesses to “get some specific information that we have put hours and hours into.” The event also provided a look into the future. Maingot says the employees of tomorrow—this business class included—do not want the status quo when it comes to their work environment, as the expo was intended to give employers a better understanding of what the next generation of employees is looking for in a workplace.

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The Salvation Army: Making a Difference holidays. The dedicated volunteers ringing bells for Kettle donations has long been a Christmas tradition – each year almost 700 volunteers help out just in Kelowna, the majority assisting with the Kettle Campaign. Volunteers also help to build the family Christmas Hampers with donated new toys and food items, volunteering their time to make the holidays a bit better for those less fortunate. The Angel Tree, located at several Kelowna businesses, is covered with gift tags – each tag is for a child who hopes for a Christmas gift and might not receive one without support of the Salvation Army. This year, a larger number of the Angel Tree Tags are for older children, age 12 to 16. This is a group that is often overlooked. Says Cyril Chalk, “We thank the community for the trust and the confidence they have in us, and please continue to help us over Christmas. Your help at Christmas allows us to provide Christmas all year round.” As an organization, the Salvation Army began in 1878 and has been making a difference in Kelowna for over 90 years. If you’d like to help make a difference, through volunteering or a donation, please contact the Salvation Army, 200 Rutland Road South, 250-765-3450 or email cyrilc@kelsa. ca. Personal and corporate donations and volunteer applications may also be made online at www.

Taki’s Japanese Grill Expands contributed by Deborah Guthrie If you’re a fan of traditional Japanese cuisine and Along with the restaurant expansion, Taki’s has hand-rolled sushi, you’ve probably already been added several new items to their menu, including to Taki’s Japanese Grill on Highway 33. With an the crispy deep fried spring rolls, fresh handextensive menu of delicious Japanese dishes at wrapped salad rolls, and the all around favourite reasonable prices, this restaurant is a favourite of Pho, a very popular noodle soup comprised of many. tender beef, asian meat balls and fresh herbs and A family-owned restaurant, Taki’s recently spices. The restaurant has also added a Dim Sum celebrated its five-year anniversary and has just menu, available daily from 11am to 2pm, with completed an expansion that almost doubles the a variety of bite-sized Chinese morsels that are size of their cooked fresh restaurant upon order. and outdoor For those patio. The looking new, almost for their 1000 square traditional foot addition Japanese is a lounge dining, all the and dining favourites are room, with still available, modern, trendy including Japanese décor the sizzling and artwork, hot-stone and space teriyaki dinner designed for platter, mouth both intimate watering dining and tempura, fresh larger parties. and healthy Rather than assorted traditional sashimi, and tatami rooms, of course the Chef Joe, Taki’s Japanese Grill the lounge extremely features a set popular crispy of tatami-style nooks, which expand to seat groups crunch roll. “All are guaranteed to satisfy your taste of up to 25 people. It is ideal seating for group buds to the last bite”, says owner Dang Tran. parties, birthday parties and Christmas parties. The Taki’s Japanese Grill is open Monday through original restaurant remains traditional with formal Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Sundays tatami rooms as well dining tables and bar seating from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, for both dine-in and where you can watch Sushi Chef Joe at his art. The takeout. It is located in Uptown Rutland at 102indoor expansion is now open, and the renovated 115 Roxby Road (at Highway 33), Kelowna, BC. and expanded outdoor patio will open in May 2012, Phone 250-765-8828. Taki’s is also featured on with an additional 800 square feet and seating for Urban Spoon and Taki’s Menu can up to 32. also be found at


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contributed by Deborah Guthrie Recently , The Salvation Army Thrift Store was awarded the City of Kelowna Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Award, recognizing the store’s efforts in recycling metal items through Planet Earth and baling and recycling damaged or unusable donated clothing. All proceeds from the Rutland Thrift Store go back into the community to provide the programs that are making a difference in our city. Year-round, the Salvation Arm is there when you need them, with programs such as an emergency food bank, addictions treatment, and workshops for single mothers, budgeting and legal assistance, and disaster relief services. Led by Cyril Chalk, Pastor for Community Ministries, the Community Life Centre and Thrift Store offer support in a variety of programs, raising funds to help those in need and providing essential services. Our local Salvation Army is leading the way with several unique and effective pilot programs. The Non-Residential Drug Addictions Program, Jonah’s way, is the first of its kind run by the Salvation Army in British Columbia. This innovative program was developed in New Zealand and offers support to people working to break the addictions cycle. It is distinctive in that the program allows people to live at home, caring for children and with the support of families. At this time of year, The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign is especially important, providing assistance for families through the

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Employers should note, however, that dealing with employee absenteeism is a very complex task. It touches on issues of both culpable and nonculpable absences and also borders on the areas of discrimination and accommodation of disabilities. Seventh, if the employer wishes to avoid claims for pay at overtime rates (and possible complaints for non-payment), it should have an overtime policy. It should strictly control the circumstances in which overtime may be worked and the process for obtaining prior approval. The overtime pay rates must, of course, comply with the statutory employment standards requirements. Eighth, employers (especially those in any sort of safety-sensitive setting) should have a policy addressing the topic of workplace impairment. Possession and use of intoxicants—including prescribed medications which might cause impairment—in the workplace should be prohibited unless the employee has obtained prior approval. Ninth, all employers should have a policy prohibiting employees from engaging in conduct creating a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest includes any means by which an employee might inappropriately gain a personal benefit by taking advantage of the employment relationship. The policy should clearly state the disciplinary measures which will be imposed in response. Finally, every employer should have a workplace health and safety policy. Such a policy is intended to ensure employees are informed of their obligations relating to workplace safety issues. For instance, the safety policy may state the employees’ obligations to—take reasonable care in the workplace; carry out their work in accordance with established safe work procedures and occupational health and safety regulations; use and wear the required protective equipment; not engage in horseplay; not be impaired by drugs, al-



cohol, or other intoxicants; and promptly report any circumstances which pose a safety risk. These 10 types of policies, if implemented properly, will form the core of a very useful employee manual. The final content of such policies will go beyond the aspects I’ve identified here, and experienced advice is highly recommended when it comes to drafting and implementation of an employee manual. Robert Smithson is a labour and employment lawyer, and operates Smithson Employment Law in Kelowna.

An industry giant in pulp and paper products has awarded two UBC engineering professors for research knowledge leveraged across both the Point Grey and Kelowna campuses. Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) presented the award— the first instalment of a $75,000 grant over three years—to professors André Phillion and Mark Martinez. The professors are studying the structure of Canfor’s northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp fibres for their research project, ttiled “Three-Dimensional Structure & Strength Characterization of Pulp Fibre.” Phillion, an assistant professor with the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan, explores the field of materials science through modelling, microscopy and 3-D imaging using X-ray technologies. Martinez, a chemical engineering professor, conducts research in the Advanced Fibre Process-

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ing Laboratory at UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre in Vancouver. The combined work by Phillion and Martinez provides new insight into strengthening mechanisms in NBSK pulp. “First, the research will focus on characterizing paper architecture using 3-D X-ray tomographic microscopy, a technique similar to CT imaging but on a much smaller scale,” said Phillion. “Second, models will be developed to predict the strength of paper produced under different refining conditions based on the 3-D structure of the pulp fibres. “This work is part of a series of research efforts at UBC that will lead to best practices guidelines for processing of NBSK fibres and mixing with hardwood pulp.” CPLP’s CEO Joe Nemeth says the UBC project has multiple benefits. “This project will help us better understand our fibre, and it complements a project on pulp refining we are now supporting in


JOE NEMETH, president and CEO of Canfor Pulp Products Inc., presents a $75,000 grant award to engineering professors Andre Phillion, Mark Martinez and James Olson, director of the Pulp and Paper Centre at UBC. the UBC Pulp and Paper Centre,” he said. Nemeth also praised CPLP’s new affiliation with the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and the collaboration between the two campuses. James Olson, director of the UBC Pulp and

Paper Centre, said, “Canfor Pulp’s investment will directly support faculty and graduate student research aimed at serving the needs of current and future industry. “This university/industry research partnership is a shining example of how we can work togeth-

er to ensure B.C. has the opportunity to lead the transformation into forest based bio-materials, fuels and products economy.” The award is the first in a grants program announced by Canfor in June 2011 to foster collaborative research in the pulp and paper industry.

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The Centre For Inquiry is putting their money where their mouth is by organizing a winter coat drive. Any donated gently used coats, sweaters, snowpants, mittens or blankets will be accepted or picked up by CFI staff. The donated clothing will be given to Inn From The Cold and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Zena Ryder at 250-868-1473 or email at octopus@ The Centre For Inquiry is an educational charity with a legal mandate to educate and provide training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences published works and the maintenance of a library. “This is supposed to be a very long, very cold winter, and each and all donations are greatly appreciated,” said CFI spokesperson Michelle Richards.







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Updating new donation tax benefit changes hristmas is the season of giving—and in order to give and get a tax break you need to make a donation before Dec.31, 2011. When you make a donation up to $200 you receive a 15 per cent tax credit which means that 15 per cent of that donation is deducted right off your taxes payable. If the donation is over $200 you will receive a 29 per cent tax credit, so that is quite a savings. There is also a provincial component to the deduction so you will save in federal taxes and provincial taxes. There is also no ceiling to the amount that you can deduct, which is why there are so many donation schemes hatched every year. If you don’t utilize your entire donation deduction in the current year, it will carry forward to be applied against your taxes for the next five years. Also, if you find a donation receipt that you didn’t claim in the past five years you can claim it in the current year and you will still receive a deduction for it.


Gabriele Banka The rules for what you can donate were changed recently so that you can donate items as well as money and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the item that was donated. This fair market value needs to be substantiated in some fashion. For example, if you were donating a vehicle you could search the internet for the make and model to determine the current worth of the vehicle and receive a receipt using that as proof. You would probably find a value for just about any donate-able item on the internet. In order to get a tax break for what you have donated, you must receive a tax donation receipt and this receipt must have the business number of the charity on the receipt. The Canada Revenue Agency has a web-

site where you can check to see if you are dealing with a registered charity— chrts-gvng/lstngs/menueng.html. This website will provide you with information on the charity and a description of the charity so that you can protect yourself if you think the charity may be participating in a scam. Just recently, I received a flyer in the mail about a ‘Book Launch’ to do with some tax secrets made available by a former employee of the CRA. Included in the flyer were four tickets to this event, so I rounded up three other professionals and we attended the event. Upon arrival, it was evident that the event was actually to promote ‘The VIA Project’ which actually stands for Vintage Iconic Archives. The sales pitch was for a tax shelter scheme that involves the public purchasing old photographs and then donating them to an unnamed Canadian University and receiving an inflated tax deduction for the effort.

The person must actually take out a loan for the purchase. The two issues that CRA has used to stop schemes like this in the past were that the fair market values given to the products were inflated or if there was a loan involved, the loan was ‘forgiven’ at a lesser value. The persons from VIA have stated that participants are required to repay the full value of the loan and that the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is being utilized to determine the fair market value of the donations. There were about 60 people in the room. The old rule still holds that ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.’ The CRA continues to crack down on the inflated donation receipt schemes and anyone that is considering this project needs to know that it may take up to three years, but eventually this scheme will be investigated and the donors will be reassessed. Then you need to make a decision as to whether you would like to take it to court or pay the

thousands of dollars that will have accumulated in penalties and interest. There is an article on the reception of this project in Toronto posted on the Internet at www2. am-artful-scheme/. I was more interested in the book but was disappointed to find that its most recent ‘data’ was actually from 2001 and the author did not know that the CRA phone support people must now introduce themselves and disclose their badge number. I came to the conclusion that the book was too out of date and not worth the purchase. When I did a search on the CRA charities website for ‘Via Project’ the match that is returned is something called the ‘Native Territories Avion Research Project.’ When I searched for the ‘Vintage Iconic Archives Project,’ there is no match found which indicates to me that this organization is not registered with the CRA. Gabriele Banka is a Certified General Accountant and the owner of Banka & Company Inc. 250-763-4528

First West brings animation studio to Kelowna Supported by funding from First West Capital, Bardel Entertainment, a Vancouver-based animation studio, recently announced plans to expand its operations into Kelowna. Slated to officially open in January 2012, the new satellite office is currently set up to accommodate a dozen animators and editors with plans to further expand over the next three years to house up to 50 employees. Bardel considered several other cities in B.C. for its expansion plans but eventually selected Kelowna for a variety of reasons that include the ability to recruit from a growing pool of talented animators in the region, particularly now that companies such as Club Penguin are well established.

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Building an entrepreneurial culture within your business F

or a considerable time, I have been motivated to talk to you about entrepreneurial culture in our beautiful Okanagan region. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit is a key to creating jobs and improving the competitiveness and economic growth throughout the Okanagan. Although some may argue that variables like the number of new startups or the psychological attitude of our regional population towards selfemployment may be influenced by a number of different factors, there is unquestionably a cultural aspect that needs to be taken into account. The image of entrepreneurs as positive role models has never been as strong in Canada as in the U.S. Becoming an entrepreneur at times in our country has been seen as an unsafe and risky option, not particularly appealing and less socially rewarding than other, more traditional professions and careers. The educational systems have not, in the past, been geared towards the development of entrepreneurship and the self-em-


Joel Young ployment option, the final goal of the educational path being to produce employees for a big company or public administration. However, this entrepreneurial zealot is very happy to report that, over the last number of years, the game has changed dramatically. There is a growing awareness in Canada that multi-faceted initiatives should be, must be developed in order to promote an entrepreneurial culture, and to, in fact, encourage risk-taking, creativity and innovation. As a result, the importance of entrepreneurship as one of the basic skills to be provided through lifelong learning is genuinely recognized today. The Okanagan region and indeed, our province needs to foster the entrepreneurial drive more effectively. It needs more new and

thriving firms willing to embark on creative and innovative ventures. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit is a key to achieving these objectives. Education can contribute to encouraging entrepreneurship, by fostering the right attitudinal and behavioural mindset, by raising awareness of potential opportunities as an entrepreneur or a self-employed person, and providing the right venture creation skills. When we speak of creating an entrepreneurial culture in the valley, we firstly must recognize that entrepreneurial skills and attitudes provide benefits to our regional society, even beyond their application to new venture/business activities. In actual fact, personal qualities that are relevant to entrepreneurship, such as creativity and a spirit of initiative can be useful to absolutely everyone in their working activity and daily life. However, with this philosophy being said, we have not yet led to making entrepreneurship a common feature or a widespread subject in our education systems, nor has the training of our teach-

ers on how to bring the concept of entrepreneurship into the classroom been sufficiently explored. Also, the establishment of indicators and the collection of qualitative and quantitative data in this field is still lacking as it pertains to our region and this of course makes it difficult to monitor any progress that may be achieved. But, only by working together, all of the relevant economic and social organizations alike —will we be able to promote the development of entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in our Okanagan society. This will offer, in the longer term, the clarity toward the creation of an Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurship Culture which will be our collective legacy to creating more jobs and improving economic growth and prosperity for the many years to come. Creating an entrepreneurial culture is about, in part, instilling a way of thinking, doing and believing. It is not that difficult but it doesn’t happen just because we may include “we will be entre-

preneurs” in a company’s corporate vocabulary. An entrepreneurial culture is created to a significant degree by our collaborative spirit and leadership. But please, don’t think that I am implying that all of us need to be an inspirational. The most effective entrepreneurial leaders set the tone toward a cultural creation by merely setting a good example toward what our world may become under the guise of an entrepreneurial culture environment. In conclusion today, please embrace the notion that in an entrepreneurial culture, work is more than a job—it’s a lifestyle. Our environment might present more than a team approach—but even as a family of like-minded, committed individuals who embrace the meaning of attitude and innov-

ative behaviour we can make a difference together. I am amazed at the attitudinal changes that I am experiencing through this column, our Okanagan Entrepreneurs Society and the valley-wide entrepreneurship strategy development initiative currently underway. As more and more people from all walks of life and varying ages tell me they experience an “aha” moment when exposed to entrepreneurship knowledge and information. What a joy it is….. *** When spending a day recently with Grade 9 students in a Junior Achievment program on Westside, I couldn’t help myself and lectured a bit about entrepreneurship. When I asked the class of 30 who knows what an entrepreneur is, four stu-

dents raised their hands and their replies were impressive. Lesson learned Okanagan—we can instill the joy and benefit of the entrepreneurial spirit from the middle schools to the seniors homes, from the university dorms to the sales staff at our retailers, to large and small companies alike. Why? Because at the end of the day, entrepreneurship is “thinking, acting and believing” in looking at the world and thinking differently and discovering solutions instead of problems in our society’s marketplace. Joel Young is an entrepreneurial leadership coach, educator and consultant and founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.


Looking into the future for B.C. parks Okanagan College students hooked themselves a second place finish with their recent presentation on BC Parks at the Tourism Industry’s 2011 Student Case Competition in Vancouver. “It was a really tough competition,” said Laura Thurnheer, a professor in Okanagan College’s School of Business. “The students spent weeks preparing for this.” The six teams, all post-secondary students specializing in hospitality and tourism, prepared some of their material in advance—all focused on BC Parks. Once the competition got underway, the teams received their official task: craft a 15-minute presentation on how Tourism BC, Tourism Info-Centres and B.C. Parks can work together to market specific regions. The teams then had five hours to prepare and rehearse. “Once we were in lockdown we realized we had lots of material we couldn’t use, but it was great to see how we pulled it all together as fa team. It showed us how we could push past our comfort zone,” said Nathan Milligan, who along with Jena Huber, Shelby Franson, and Jordan Lacroix, made up the College’s team. “Their delivery of the solution was very real,” Thurnheer said.

“They brought a budget to it, they had their quantitative research, and what they created was a most viable and workable solution for B.C. Parks.” Following the competition, the students attended the full conference, all paid for by industry. “It’s great that the college gives us this opportunity, and it was great to meet all these other people from the industry,” Milligan said. The team’s strong showing is the latest example of how hospitality and tourism students at Okanagan College take advantage, and excel, through a wide-range of opportunities. Business students specializing in hospitality and tourism also had an opportunity to attend the threeday B.C. Hospitality Industry Conference and Expo held earlier this month also in Vancouver. This year faculty selected Stephanie Belland, a fourth-year student who already holds a diploma in hospitality management, to be a delegate. The conference includes sessions on everything from a panel discussion featuring Liquor Control Licensing branch manager Karen Ayers, to a debate over which industry is best “optimizing revenue” —hotels or airlines.

“These are high level discussions, and important complex ones for our industry,” Thurnheer said. Earlier this year, Kali Mulholland travelled to Perth, Australia, through the Kelowna-Ogopogo Rotary Club’s annual tourism exchange program, designed specifically for the college’s tourism and hospitality students. While there, Mulholland attended a marketing session of the Western Australia Tourism Council where she learned the council has to regularly overcome the challenge of Perth being the most isolated capital city in the world. “Here in the Okanagan we’re trying to draw people in from Vancouver, so it was interesting to see that they used similar tools to us. Things like attracting visitors by highlighting their wineries, their surfing, their natural beauty and character,” she said. Okanagan College regional dean Heather Schneider, who sits on the local Rotary selection committee, said students truly benefit from the experience. “Perth has a very similar environment with an active eco-tourism industry, aboriginal tourism, and wineries. It’s a perfect experience for students from here,” Schneider said.







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lthough I do not consider anyone to have earned the right to call themselves a ‘senior’ until they reach the age of 80, the federal government considers you a senior when you turn 65. Service Canada delivers the Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan programs and services on behalf of the federal government department of human resources and skills development. The OAS pension plan is a monthly benefit available to most Canadians 65 years of age who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. Apply to receive benefits six months prior to your 65th birthday. If you apply at any time after your 66th birthday, you will receive a back payment worth up to a total of 12 months of pension benefits. To get an application kit, contact Service Canada, pick a kit up at a Service Canada Centre or print one from the web site If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to receive the OAS pension plan even if you are still working or have never worked. To determine if you are eligible three factors need to be looked at—your age, your legal status and the number of years lived in Canada. If you were not born in Canada or if you have not lived continuously in Cana-

The Home Instead Senior Care network has launched its annual Be a Santa to a Senior campaign. This year the organization, an international provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for seniors, hopes to collect and distribute gifts to more seniors than ever before. The popular campaign that delivered more than 450 gifts to seniors in the Kelowna area last year is being planned at a time when seniors’ gift requests are expected to rise as they struggle to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd has proclaimed Dec. 7 as Be a Santa to a Senior Day in the city. To recognize Be a Santa to a Senior Day, Missionwood Retirement Resort will be hosting its third annual Turkey Dinner. On Dec.7, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. , the public can stop by the facility at 1075 Barnes Ave. and have a complete turkey dinner with all the fixings. Donations collected will be used to purchase

da since age 18, you must submit proof of legal status in Canada. Also, you must submit a statement of all the dates you arrived in Canada and departed CanaSharen da from age 18 to present. Marteny You may be required to send your birth certificate. The OAS pension is like a large “pie” that is divided into 40 equal portions. If you qualify for the full pension, you are entitled to receive all 40 portions of the pie each month. If you qualify for a partial pension, you will receive some, but not all, of the 40 portions each month. Whether you qualify for a full or partial pension will depend on how long you have lived in Canada after the age of 18. Pension payments will increase to reflect any increases in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index. Your pension will stop when you die. OAS pension is taxable income. Each January, you will receive a T4OAS tax information slip showing the amount of OAS pension you received during the previous year. You will need to submit the slip with your income tax return.


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gifts for seniors in the community. The Home Instead Senior Care network, which has 30 locations across Canada, makes Be a Santa to a Senior a reality by partnering with local retailers, non-profit agencies and volunteers from the community. This year organizations such as Missionwood Retirement Community, London Drugs, Senior’s Outreach, Meals on Wheels and many more are taking part in the program. “Many older adults continue to struggle to keep up as the cost of living continues to rise,” said Don Henke, of Home Instead Senior Care in Kelowna. “Particularly those who live alone with no family nearby to help provide resources.” According to the 2006 census, nearly 1.8 million Canadian seniors aged 75 and up were living alone. Be a Santa to a Senior isn’t only about gifts. The program is designed to give back to deserving seniors, as well as help stimulate human contact and social interaction for old-

er adults who are unlikely to have guests during the holidays. Here is how the program works: Before the holiday season, the participating non-profit organizations in local communities will identify isolated and deserving seniors and provide those names to the Home Instead Senior Care office at 202 St. Paul St. Christmas trees will go up at London Drugs in Kelowna and West Kelowna that feature Be a Santa to a Senior paper ornaments with the first names only of the seniors, and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament at a participating location, buy the items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached. The program runs until Dec. 12. Here’s how to get involved: 1. Visit the website www.beasantatoasenior. ca. Enter your postal code to find the location of a participating store. 2. Remove an ornament, which has a gift idea printed on the back,

from the Christmas tree in the store. 3. Purchase a gift. 4. Give both the unwrapped gift and ornament back to a representative at the participating location. Be a Santa to a Senior has a knack for bringing out the best in people. In one community, a lawyer was so taken by the idea of giving back to seniors at holiday time that she put up a Christmas tree in her own office with gift request ornaments. The other lawyers in the firm embraced the program, and the ornaments had to be replenished several times. The lawyer also participated in the local wrapping party and delivered many of the gifts. “Be a Santa to a Senior is a way to show our gratitude to an important segment of our community who have contributed so much throughout the years,” said Henke. Businesses are encouraged to contact Home Instead Senior Care about adopting groups of seniors. For more information see

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Reggie came to us from dog control, he was surrendered to them for excessive barking and then got transferred to us. Therefor we do not know much information about his previous background. What we do know through is that he is a very sweet boy that gets along great with other dogs, he does tend to get really excited when playing with toys and definitely looks forward to feeding time. Reggie loves spending time with people and is not a big fan of being left alone so he would suit a home that has multi guardians or someone who is going to be home most of the time.







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Minx came to us as a pregnant stray. She had her kittens in the shelter, and was put into a foster home. The foster person says she was a very well-behaved cat who liked to interact. We feel Minx would be a great addition to any family. She is a loving, dainty little cat who has the biggest green eyes that you melt into. She looks like a mini black panther. If you would like to meet our sweet, suave little girl, comes down to the Kelowna SPCA and ask for an introduction.

Hi! I’m a big handsome shepherd mix looking to join your family. I was found running and no one came looking for me. I’m looking pretty darn good these days, with all the grooming and attention. I am blind, but get around just fine using my nose. I get along with other dogs, love to snuggle on my bed and my health has definitely improved. If you have a ‘forever home’ waiting for me, please come down and introduce yourself.

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Mitera came to the Kelowna SPCA along with many other Lynx Point cats that have been living in a stressful environment. She is currently in foster with a lovely woman who has given her the time to adjust and get used to her new surroundings. She will need time and gentle loving hands to be patient and show her that she is now safe and loved. We hope to adopt her from her foster home into another home bringing her back here will be too stressful for her.Mitera is now showing that she is playful and silly once comfortable, she is far away from being a lap cat, but if you get down to her level, she is eager for attention and belly rubs. Mitera needs a stable home with no children or other animals.

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U-CUT Trees! 5-9ft. Dec. 3,4,10,11 only,10-4. $5/tree to Food Bank. Cash/Visa, 13098 Oyama Rd. 604-970-2169

Clifford Tom Trevelyan passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Cliff was born April 9, 1916 in Calgary, Alberta and was a WWII Navy Veteran. Mr. T is survived by his wife of 67 years Dorothy, daughter Joanna Trevelyan, son Ralph (Sharon) both of Kelowna, grandchildren: Brent Higgs of West Kelowna, Mark Trevelyan (Melanie) of Vernon and Greg Trevelyan (Kim) of Calgary, great grandchildren: Braydon, Porter, Peyton and Grayson. Private family services have been made. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Norm passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on November 21, 2011 at the age of 71. He is survived by son Darren, daughter Teri-Lyn, son-in-law Kevin Serwa and grandson Matthew Serwa all of Kelowna. Also survived by brother Ken (Mary Ann) Hardy and sister Noreen (Klaus) Koch and many nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his granddaughter, Brittany Serwa and sister Shirley Lomas. Norm is now reunited after 9 years with his loving wife Maureen. Interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 3, 2011 at East Kelowna Hall from 1 – 5:00 pm. Interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

Coming Events INDOOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS LOTS! LIKE NEW ! Angels, Santas, & Lights. Wed, Nov 30th 12pm-8pm #21 3535 Casorso Rd. Central Mobile Park (250)712-0481


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Obituaries DEBOER, JENNIE Deboer, Jennie went to be with the Lord on November 24,2011 at the age of 90. Survived by her son Jerry (Cheryl) of Kelowna. Predeceased by her husband Thomas, May 1988. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. No service by request.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margareta Botlik “Mutti:”. Margareta was born in Vienna, Austria and came to Canada in 1957. For 47 years, Margaret was the devoted wife to Fred Botlik, whom she missed dearly after his passing in 1996. She was a sister, auntie, mother grandmother, great grandmother and above all a dear friend to all. Margaret will be fondly remembered for her green thumbs in the garden, dancing feet on Saturday nights, exceptional wine making, camping in the great outdoors, but mostly for her spunky spirit and loving heart that enjoyed coffee, cake, wine and beer with friends and family on her porch. Her smile, laugh, hugs and bussi’s will be missed by all. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1st at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue.

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January 8, 1934 – November 23, 2011 Passed away peacefully in Kelowna after battling Alzheimer’s for 6 years. Survived by her son, Daryl (Lorraine); daughter, Susan (Jerry); grandchildren, Eliot, Kelsey and Garett; brother Ken Fewson, sister, Donna Schiller. June was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Met husband Ed(win) and started their family. Ed passed suddenly in 1963, June moved the family to Vancouver, closer to her parents, Syd & Irene “Mae” Fewson. Shouldering the responsibility of 3 children she diligently found gainful employment to provide. Working long hours/shift work, June didn’t let her situation override her zest for life and her ‘go get ‘em’ attitude. Her in-laws and nieces/nephews often had unexpected visits where she would outfit the men of the house with hammers, nails, tape measures, listing up projects to effect minor repairs and ‘redecorate’. Wheeling up in ‘old Betsy’, she’d greet us with her charismatic and infectious smile. June moved to Kelowna in 1990 where she worked in the local community. Life was harsh, in 1993 her eldest daughter Brenda died tragically. June soldiered on, taking solace in work and a leadership role in her favorite organization, “T.O.P.S.”, where she met many of her Kelowna friends. She remained active in her life through 2005 volunteering her time assisting seniors and friends within the community. “We’ll always love and remember you mum!” A very special thanks to all the care givers at Sun Pointe Village In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-681-6530 or Select ‘Donate’ and then ‘In Memory’ June Virginia Raibl. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-6440

Passed away suddenly on November 22, 2011 at Kelowna General of congestive heart failure following a bout of pneumonia. In loving memory of our very dear husband of 64 years to Gerda Margarete Charlotte Ansin, and loving father to Ralf, and Kerstin, and father-in-law to Erika. A man unlike any we have ever met, of great integrity, and with a wonderful sense of humour. We will forever miss him, but hold him in our hearts always. Gerda, Kerstin, Ralf & Erika. Memorial Service was held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

FUNK, ANNETTE 1937 ~ FUNK ~ 2011 Mrs. Annette Funk, beloved wife of Mr. Henry Funk of Medicine Hat, Alberta, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at the age of 74 years. Annette will be lovingly remembered by her children, Raymond (Jodi) Roberts and Edwin Roberts, both of Vancouver, B.C.; two step-sons, Brad (Lorelyn) Funk and Greg (Judy) Funk; and four grandchildren, Kyle, Tara, Ryan and Sean Funk, all of Medicine Hat; her godchildren, Jill (Ken) Veitch and Bradley (Caroline) Webb; as well as survived by cousins, Anja Viitala of Launonen, Finland and Tenho (Ilmi) Pilspanen of Alavieska, Finland. Annette was predeceased by her parents, Vaino and Sylvia Salomaa. The Memorial Service was held in HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 - 13th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Bolender officiating. Memorial gifts in Annette’s memory may be made to the Canadian Bible Society, 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4A 2S4. Condolences can be e-mailed to, subject-heading Annette Funk or through Funeral arrangements were entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

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Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600 CLASS ONE DRIVERS NEEDED! Sutco Contracting Ltd. a leader in the transportation industry requires experienced drivers to add to our professional fleet. Satellite dispatched, E-logs, Direct-Deposit, Extended Benefits. We currently have positions available in both our Dedicated Chip Fleet, and our Canada Only Super B fleet. If you have verifiable experience, please contact Wendy to discuss available options., 1-888-257-2612 Ext 223 Fax: 250-357-2009 Or apply online: DRIVER. Company expanding. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179. F/T SELF Loader (Picker) Log Truck Operator is require immediately for a Mid Vancouver Island Operation. Must be experienced with a clean abstract and be safety oriented, benefits included. Please fax your resume to 250-286-6163. SUPER B DRIVER Req. for regional hauls within BC. Must have exp. Top Commissions Paid. Home Weekends, once during the week & Holidays! Fax resume: 604.856.9042 or e-mail:

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SPRING Valley Care Centre is hosting their annual Craft Fair. November 25 from 9-1. 365 Ziprick Road. (250) 979-6000 ext 111

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Personals ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL School survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service! DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1800-961-6616. EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1888-999-7882;

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PD Process Technician, Fitter / Fabricator Westwinn Group, manufacturer of King¿sher/Harbercraft aluminum ¿shing boats in Vernon, BC requires PD Process Technician, Fitter / Fabricator. The successful candidate will be responsible for fabrication of prototype boat hulls. This includes • Fit/weld prototype boat hulls; design/fabricate parts where required. • Design/fabrication of jigs or ¿xtures to improve productivity/quality. • Develop build procedures to train production staff. • Document changes to cut parts Speci¿c Abilities: • Excellent aluminum welding skills with MIG and or TIG • Experienced with use and design of production ¿xtures • Strong understanding of repetitive manufacturing procedures • Proven mechanical knowledge/experience with metal fabrication machines and tools • Proven knowledge of materials, alloys and structural shapes • Proven time and priority management • Ability to estimate labour requirements and develop standard times for production. Background or quali¿cations • Minimum 5 years experience in repetitive metal manufacturing • Journeyman ticket in related trade • Supervisory or lead hand experience • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skill. This position is 30 - 40 hours/week, competitive salary, pro¿t share, bene¿ts, employee boat purchase plan, located in the sunny Okanagan - summer and winter playground. Resumes to visit

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GET YOUR Foot in the garage door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; GO TO Your Next Job Interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. Heavy Equipment Certificate. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1-888-9997882; LOOKING FOR A Powerful Career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus boiler lab, affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class in only 1 year. 1888-999-7882; LOVE ANIMALS? - Love your career! Animal Health Technology diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Oncampus working farm. On-site large and companion animals. On-campus residences. 1888-999-7882; POST RN Certificate in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; 1-888-5394772. SKILLED WORKERS Always in demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-9997882; SNOWMOBILES IN Winter, Watercraft in summer, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882;

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Farm Workers VOLCANIC Hills Estate Winery and TBA Farm Ltd.,Needs workers 5-6 d/pr/wk 40 -50 hrs pr/wk $10.00 pr/hr Feb15Dec30 2012. Apple thinning picking cherry picking & work in vineyard - tying sukering, green pruning, new planting, picking. We also need workers to help in Wine cellar. Submit Resume by fax 778-755-5595 or by mail: 3030 Elliott Rd. Westbank V4T1M2. 250-7685768

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MEAT MANAGER Kootenay Market, a successful supermarket operating in Castlegar, is seeking a Journeyman Meat Manager. We offer a competitive wage package based on previous experience. The individual must be motivated, willing to lead, and be able to work in a busy retail environment. Please forward resume to: Kootenay Market 635 Columbia Avenue Castlegar, BC V1N 1G9 Email: Fax: 250-304-2262 Attention: Dan

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

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WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. O/A Tim Hortons 160 Hollywood Rd., Kelowna Food Counter Attendant, Full Time/Shift Work, Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends. $10.46/hr. Apply by Fax: 250763-4322. WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. O/A Tim Hortons 3255 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna Food Counter Attendant, Full Time/Shift Work, Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends. $10.46/hr. Apply by Fax: 250712-9893.

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JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: READY TO Work and play in a four season recreational paradise? Parts and service advisor required immediately at Jacobson Ford - Revelstoke, BC. Successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, have Ford experience, be eager to advance within the company and want to work in a young and growing market. This is the best opportunity you’ll ever have to work in a great multi Presidents Award Winning dealership. Interested? - Email your resume right now! To: SEASONAL LABOURER POSITIONS Coral Beach farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately February 2nd. 2012. Work includes tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $9.50/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email SHORT on cash? Need money? We can help, get a loan on your directly deposited income. Call (250)868-2020 Vernon Dodge, a busy automotive dealership in Vernon, B.C. requires an experienced Service Technician with the following qualities: Motivated Journeyman Technician, Dodge/Chrysler experience is an asset, a proven track record in a flat rate shop. Vernon Dodge provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package to the right individual. Contact Ron Russell, Service Manager or 250-503-3310 Wellness Co req’s consultants (benefits/training)FreeInfoPak. WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. O/A Tim Hortons 1694 Powick Rd., Kelowna Food Counter Attendant, Full Time/Shift Work, Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends. $10.46/hr. Apply by Fax: 250-717-3987

Our Client has an immediate requirement for a Service Manager and a Journeyman HD Mechanic with exp. in commercial HD Trucks and Trailers. Diagnosis and preventative maintenance are key to this function combined with the willingness to work with the public and our customers. You have a choice. You can leave your family, live in a camp and make a living in the north, or you can move to one of the most beautiful places in central BC, bring your family and enjoy the balance and life, that this region has to offer. Excellent Wages & Benefits!

If this lifestyle & position appeals to you, forward your resume to: shane@ UNIQUE opportunity for adaptable individual to join Williams Machinery as Customer Service/General Specialist. More info WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office, or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;

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Foster home to work as part of a team to provide care to a youth with exceptional social and emotional needs. A counsellor will provide the caregiver with daily support, education and training, as well as providing recreation, life skills coaching and academic opportunities for the youth. Very good remuneration and regular respite will be provided. A criminal record search and home study are required. Quote posting 1B05-2011-011. For more information call Dave at 250-763-0456 ext. 217 or forward resume and cover letter to:

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Massage (Reg Therapist)

#1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna Abandon Stress Whole Body Swedish Massage. Affordable, excellent work.Linda 862-3929 ASIAN Ladie’s Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, Men and women welcome $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188

Holistic Health CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for : Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reflexology, $29. Massage $29. Hypnosis, $45. 250-868-3114

A EUROPEAN massage, Kim is back from Nov 25- Dec 9. Days or Evenings. 604-7933832

Financial Services ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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Financial Services

Financial Services

Cleaning Services

DROWNING IN DEBT? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500

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

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


M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. NEED CASH Fast? Get a loan any time you want! Sell or pawn your valuables online securely, from home. Apply online today. Call toll-free: 1-

Legal Services Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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Cleaning Services #1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc ref’s.250-470-9629



CLEANING- weekly/ biweekly, residential. Organizing. Elderly Welcome. Call 250-448-1786

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

CLEARLY CLEAN we’ll make U house proud. Proudly serving Kelowna and area. Call 250-215-1073


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

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


Countertops CALL MIKE’S ELITE Countertops- All Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Marble and all natural stone products. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Road.

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

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Professional Sanding & Finishing. Dustless Sanding System. Supply & Install of all Naturally 250-470-7406 The Best types of Hardwood.

Sales & Service Directory 888-435-7870



Weekly/bi-weekly, residential, move-in & out. Organizing, elderly welcome. Serving in Kelowna and Westside. Please call


#1 AFFORDABLE Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly


Licensed & Insured

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


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


MOVING North End Moving Services

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098


Repair, Replace, Remodel. All Home & Office Reno’s. No Job Too Big or Small

Dan 250-864-0771


765-6898 In business since 1989

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773


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

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


Deck & Rail Kelowna

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





TERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Indoor/outdoor painting, carpentry, furniture repair, dump runs. No job too small!

250-575-4258 or 250-450-6939

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate



Maraine Construction


Wayne 250-215-6767

Marty 250-300-4657

Replace existing & install new furnaces, AC’s, heat pumps & fireplaces. Licensed.



RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,

Artistic Ceramics.

member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’


Replace existing & install new furnaces, AC’s, heat pumps & fireplaces. Licensed.



Specialize in Kitchens & Bathrooms. Planning, Design & Installation. 30 years exp. All types of renovations, residential & Commercial.


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

Call 250-870-1009

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



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Quality painting, reasonable and reliable.

A & S Electric

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



• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Canadian Homebuilders Association


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

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




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


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On select colors only | Installation available

A DIV. OF BAYSIDE DEVELOPMENT LTD. Qualified, reliable, bonded. Installations, repairs, reno’s - hot water tank, washer, dryer, dishwasher! Over 30 years experience. Call 250-766-5580, 317-2279.


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale


Moving & Storage


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PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. Quality Taping & Ceiling Texture Small - Med. jobs. 23yrs Exp. Free Estimates. Call Jeff 250-869-9583, 250-868-1075

#1 Family Movers. Moving & Deliveries. $49/hr+up. Guaranteed best rate. (778)-363-0127

MASTER TILES. Bathroom, kitchen, entrance way & steps. Call Joe 250-859-7026 TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

PINE use single bed. Mattress incl’d. $30 (250)-7071539

Pets & Livestock

1 night table and 2 dressers $150 obo. 1 desk $40 Call 250-769-2851 JR Hockey Equip, as new. Pants, skates etc. $200/all or sell seperate. 250-712-0793

SALE! SALE! SALE! New and Pre-Owned Office Furniture for SALE! Presently we are over stocked with beautiful WOOD desks, credenzas, and office task chairs.....Visit Our Showroom Today at Total Office Business Furnishings, Mon to Fri 8am to 4.30pm, 420 Banks Rd. Kel. 250-717-1626 Solid Wood Used Furniture OK Estates Furniture & More 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat (250)-807-7775

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) JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. Russ 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

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

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 HONEY DO will take care of your list to do. Prof.,friendly, reliable, & quality orientated. Call Josef (250)-864-7755 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032 TERRY’S Handyman Service. No job too small! Call 250575-4258 or 250-450-6939

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 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 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 CALL COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 SEEGER & Son Painting. Quality painting, reasonable & reliable. Call Jason 762-4039

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

Roofing & Skylights

Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating. Replace/install AC’s, heat pumps fireplaces etc. Lic’d. 215-6767

Home Improvements MARAINE Construction, 30 yrs. Exp. Complete Home Building/Reno’s.250-300-4657 OLD SCHOOL Construction. Interior renovation specialist. Done right the first time. Lic & ins. Sen. discount. Cory Doell 250-862-7094

Home Repairs A Full Home Reno Service. Call Chris at 250-300-3534 High Caliber Construction. All home & office reno’s. No job too big or small. 250-864-0771 LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems ASPEN LANDSCAPING, irrigation blowout, fall clean-up 250-317-7773.

Kitchen Cabinets MARYANNE’S KITCHEN. Free drawer upgrade. No HST in Oct. Call 250-317-7523

Machining & Metal Work

GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. All kinds of roofs. 250-8638224 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.

Rubbish Removal #1 AAA Junk Removal.Anything,Anytime,Anywhere! Construction/Appls. 778-363-0127



250-859-9053 TERRY THE JUNK 778931-0741 Rubbish, Cars, Junk, Reasonable Rates from a Reasonable Guy

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

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


GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

GUARANTEED Prof. installs tile, granite, travertine, hrdwd. granite countertops, pools, decks res/comm250-707-3828

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

Fresh From the Fields “Local Produce at Your Doorstep” To place an the Kelowna Capital News


Anjou Pears. Gala, Ambrosia, Granny Smith, Fuji, Braeburn Apples & Fresh Apple Juice.


1980 BYRNS Rd, 250-862-4997. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5:30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm Customer Appreciation day Dec 3 & 4th.

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Wheat Straw bales 3x3x8 700 lb $40/bale 250-804-6720 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Pets Trinity Shepherds Malamute/ Shepherd cross, puppies, avail now, Vet checked all shots $250.ea 250-547-9763

Merchandise for Sale

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

$100 & Under 12ft Round Above Ground Pool pump cover ladder chem. & net. $50 707-1539 BABY & Toddler clothing & misc items. $1-$20. Call 250712-0793 BLUE Air Canada Luggage, 26”x9” $25 Very Good Condition (250)448-5507 BOOSTER seat $10 (250)707-1539 CHILDRENS Bike for 8-10 yr old.$10 (250)-707-1539 DVS Runners as new Size 6/12 $5 (250)-707-1539 FLORAL Queen bedspread & 8’ long lined drapes. Neutral color. $100. 250-712-0793 GREEN Air Canada Luggage, 28”x12”, like new $30 (250)448-5507 HEELY’S Shoes Size 3 $10 (250)-707-1539 LITTLE Tikes Toy box $15 (250)-707-1539

$200 & Under

$300 & Under CONDO size black leather love seat. like new. 58”x34” $300 250-448-5507


Remington, Ruger, Winchester, Browning, Tikka, CZ, SKS, Sako, Glock, S&W, Baikal, Marlin, Mossberg, Norinco, Beretta, Perazzi, Merkel, Blaser, FN, Husqvarna, Sig-Sauer, Savage, Stevens, all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Free Items FREE Chocolate Chesterfield. Great condition. Call 250-7628835 FREE Desk & Misc. Items. Call (250)768-4974 FREE Hospital Bed. You pick up. Call (250)768-0082 Free pickup,of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317



$185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469 APPLEWOOD. Well seasoned cut & stacked. $50/apple bin. Call 250-763-5433 Dry Applewood, $150- round split-$200. Full Cord, (2ton truck) Serge 250-215-9273

Furniture Almost New Chocolate Brown Couch, power reclining end seat.$1200 (250)860-9325

Sporting Goods

Sporting Goods

BIG BUILDING Sale... “Clearance sale you don’t want to miss!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. 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.

Heavy Duty Machinery

PRE-SELECT your Christmas tree at 4681 Stewart Rd W. Call Peter at 250-764-7113

419 LEMCO Crank Shaft Grinder Excellent condition $2400 (250)-762-8835 6 Yard Sander $1200, Christy Carriage for yarding $1000, (250) 545-4653 or 308-0977 Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. Wanted CASH Paid for quality used Records, Cd’s & Books. Pandosy Books, #138-1889 Springfield Rd. 250-861-4995 Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

I want to buy enough coins to set up at coin shows. Todd 250-864-3521 Private.

Sporting Goods Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Stereo / DVD / TV TV Stand $30 & 2 TV’s $10 each. Call 250-764-6135


Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Platform Stairlifts. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

Misc. for Sale

GENTLY used ice skates, cleats, ski helmets, ski pants, snowsuits & winter clothes, 0-10 yrs. With a sale off clothing 20-50%. Baby equipment, cribs, car seats, swings etc. Moms the Word 187 Hwy 33E past Rutland Rd 765-3422 V/S MC DD. CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

DENON AVr-3803 7.1 Home Theatre Receiver with 115 watts x 8 channels: $110.00 DENON DVD 2900, DVD/SACD/CD/DVD AUDIO/CD-R Audiophile grade player (not Blue Ray): $100, all in excellent condition, Penticton, Phone 250-488-6716 after 6pm

1&2BD.Adult building, NP, NS, WD, heat & water included. $795-$995. 250-878-0136 1bdrm penthouse waterfront condo, incl. hydro, gas, phone cable/internet heated u/g prkg, $1290/mo. 250-503-8888 2BD, 2bth, 1256 sq.ft, partly furn’d & newly reno’d. Near UBC/Airport, NS/NP, Student or Mature persons pref’d. $1000/mo 1-780-458-2086. 2BD, frun’d with in-condo laundry, near superstore. Dec 1 $1195 incl utils.(250)764-8440 2 BDRM convenient capri area, $869 incl. heat, wireless net 250-764-1918 Avail. Dec 1 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. 2bd, $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, bus. Avail.Now. 250491-3345, 869-9788 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Nov & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

Mobile Homes & Pads

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale IMMEDIATE Possession. Updated Dilworth Condo. SS Apps. SileStone. 2BD. 2BA. Sm. Pet ok. $249,000. mls10037881. Call Mike Cadieux. Prudential Kelowna Properties. 250-215-2486.

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Commercial/ Industrial FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Cottages / Cabins Down payment holding you back from moving into a brand new home? We’ll consider anything of market value on trade for the down payment on 64A McCulloch Heights.S.E. Kelowna. About 15 mins from Orchard Park. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614

BEACHFRONT in Peachland. Winter Rates, Available for monthly rentals Oct 1- May 1. 1 & 2bd cottages starting at $800. Small dogs welcome. Call 250-767-2355


2BD duplex. Avail. Immed. $800/mo. incl. utils. 4BD home, $1400/mo. + utils. Call (250)681-1735 3BDRM 2 full baths, carport, fenced yard, pets ok. 602 Bolotzky Crt. Available Dec 1st $1100 + utils.(250)-766-1117, 520-463-2404 4Bdrm 2bath newly reno’d Glenrosa, nr schools, NS./ NP. $1450 call/text(250)809-9989 Available Nov15th 4 plex unit 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st ,fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd near Westside Rd interchange $1000/mo + utils. 250-7690109, 250-878-9970 Hein Rd, Kelowna, 2 bdr, f/s, w/d, 1 or 1.5 bath, sundeck, rent starts from $900. Looking for management for reduced rent. Call 250-317-8844 or 250-490-0046. NEAR KLO college, 1bd. suit mature wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Available Jan 1st Call 250-861-9013 RUTLAND Updated. 3bdrm 6appls, a/c, built-in-vac parking, shed, cable. Quiet working couple NS. NP. $1200 + utils Dec.1st. Ref’s & D.D. Req’d (250)491-4264

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Misc for Rent

RENTAL Purchase, 2 renovated mobile homes. 1 in family side, 1 in 18yrs + side of mobile home park in west kelowna. Call Roy at (250)769-0007

4BD- up. all appls dbl garage, deck.Avail Dec 1. Also 2bdrm suite all appls. Avail now. NS NP 433A, 433B Sumac Rd. 250-860-1148.

You’ll Get the Best buy from our factory outlet featuring Palm Harbor Homes. Show Homes at 1680 Ross Rd. (250)-769-6614 Home packages available for your land or we have spaces/pads available. Bank/Credit Union Financing approved product. Done right installations and genuine service for over 40 years.

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Recreational FOR SALE CABIN FROM THE FOUNDATION UP ONLY: Cabin must be moved from its current location at Brooklyn, BC. Please call after 5:00 250-365-6371 or email for details. Open to offers

RV Pad for rent, in Joe Rich Looking for long term. Full hook up & wi fi $450/mo. Also could lease a horse or bring your own. (250)491-1142





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2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail Dec 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2BD lower suite, Springfield area, $900/mo incl utils & cable. Cat OK, W/D hook-ups. Avail. Immed. 250-448-0456 or 250-863-9477 2BD, New, Bright nr Hosp. ns/np, laundry. Mature & resp. adults w/ref. $895/mo. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-801-9900. 2Bdrm bright spacious & modern gr lvl bsmt ste. On acreage Ellison by Airport . View, priv entry, fr, st, dw, island w/d, covered patio. $900 + 1/2 utils. NS. NP. Ref’s Call after 6pm (250)-869-7464 2BDRM suite, N/S, N/P, 5 appl,prkng, Gordon in Mission. $850+util. Immed. 764-5413 2BD suite, avail immed. NP/NS. $750 incl. utils. Call 250-765-9471, 250-718-6505 BLACK MTN. New 1bd, full bth bsmt suite. sep. ent/drive, NP, NS, $750. utils incl., Call 250-765-5020 Bright 2bdrm Suite 451 B Wallace Rd. sep entry,& laundry $900 NP (250)870-8230 BRIGHT 2bd suite in blackmountain, Avail Dec 15, fridge and stove, NS NP $850 + utils. Call 1(250)398-9188 BRIGHT w/o basement suite in peachland, close to lake, 2bd + den, new kitchen & fresh paint throughout, 5 appl, sep entrance, indoor storage unit. $850/mo. + 1/2 utils. NS,small pets only. Call (250)878-2193 FURNISHED 1500sq’ walk out with beautiful view. Toovey Rd Kelowna, car required. Priv. entrance, patio, laundry, fully equip. kitchen, gas FP, incl. utils. and sat. TV pref. prof single/ couple. Ref’s. NS, NP, DD. $1000. 250-491-3090 LRG Bachelor. Newer 5appls NS. NP. partly furn. Lakeview H. Working single male preferred. $975 utils cable incl’d. DD.req’d (250)-769-7217

RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS WELCOME! Lrg 3bdrm W/O Bsmt suite with F.P. 6appls on lrg Estate acreage. Rutland Bench. Huge decks patio, lrg lawn, panaramic view of city & entire valley, Landlord lives upstairs. Horses welcome, although tenant needs to fence in and put up shelter for horses/ponies. Need 4 wheel drive to get up driveway in winter. NS. No parties. $1500 + utils. Respon. tenants only. Avail.Jan.1, 2012. (250)826-4693 or 491-9295 RUTLAND 2bd gr level, yard, Avail immed. $750+ 40% utils. Badke Rd Townhome $825 + utils. NS NP 778-788-1636 RUTLAND. 2bd suite, grnd lvl, sep ent, NS, NP. $750 utils incl. Near schools. Avail. Dec 1st. Call 250-869-9530 TWO BEDROOM LEVEL ENTRY SUITE IN WEST KELOWNA AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Asking rent: $695.00. This cozy suite has been freshly painted and re-carpeted. Rent includes: stove, fridge, parking and electricity. Laundry facility next door. Located near Bylands Nursery, and is close to bus stop. Adult oriented and no pets please. References and damage deposit required. Contact Ted @250 769 4444. WESTBANK. 2bdrm, 2bth Upper level. Quiet neighborhood. $1200 per month. Call 250-212-8282 for more information. WESTBANK, Near New Wal Mart area. Nice 2bdrm suite. Ideal for Seniors, gas fp, w/d, np, ns, Call 250-869-2140

2Bd Quite lower mission fourplex, Dec 1, large deck, parking, appliances, $850 + utils. 4345 Turner Rd 250-878-6159 2Bdrm Carriage house 5 appls clean comfortable bright & private. Westside $1050 incl utils. NS NP (250)769-7505 2 bdrm upper suite in Rutland. Fridge, stove, AC, gas fp. Fenced yard. On bus route, close to shopping. NS/NP Dec 1st $1000 incl. util. Sue 250870-7355 3Bdrm 1.5 bath 2 decks 1 car garage, Newer home. huge yard w/dog run. Glenmore $1350 utils inc’d(250)762-9703 3Bdrm top floor newly reno’d backyard deck & laundry 1.5 baths Available NOW. $1150 + utils.(250)448-1724 Bright 1 bdrm 2nd story suite Springfield & Burtch. Bus rte, furn optional, own bath, shr’d laundry, incl utils, NP, NS, NP, DD. ref’s req’d. Avail Dec 1 $600/mo suitable for student or single worker 778-436-9268 Brt furn 1 bdrm respon ns adlt np $695 inclusive. nr Pand. lake colg shops 762-0317 6rgs CAPRI area, main floor, 2bd, NP, $1200 includes utilities. Ref’s Req’d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 Duplex. Close to hospital. NS, NP. $900. Laundry & cable incl’d. Available Dec 1st. Call (778)-478-6991 RUTLAND area. 3 bedrm 2 ba Upper floor of house. Separate laundry, util., and entrance. Large yard and full attached garage. Close to schools and YMCA. $1350/month + utilities. NP, NS. Avail Dec 1st or ASAP. Contact Don at 250 764 8305.


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CLASSIFIED POLICIES Error Policy While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. GLENROSA, 4bdrm,2.5baths, newly reno’d, lrge yard, tons of parking, avail immed. $1600+ utils. Pets neg. 250-769-5896. NEWLY Renovated 4bdrm 2.5 baths House West Kelowna $1400/mo NS. NP. Call (250)863-3213 Ridgeview Rd, 1.1 acres, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, rancher, $1350+ utils. Don 250-558-4608 WOODLK. View 3bdrm 3bath side of dividable home, crprt $1250+utils.NS.(250)766-4322


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The City of Kelowna has the following houses in the Mission for rent: Large bungalow, 3bdrms up, 1 down, 2 baths, $1400/mo and cute 2bdrm house with new carpeting, 1bath, fenced yard, $950/mo. Utils not included. Applications can be obtained online at: under the quick link to Rental Properties and/or between 8am & 4pm on the 4th floor at City Hall, 1435 Waters St., Real Estate & Building Services. Applications can also be faxed to 250-8623349 or dropped off at City Hall by the deadline of 4:00 pm on Wednesday Dec 7, 2011

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$1450 + utilities, Avail. Immediately, Lakeview Heights, 3bd up, 1bd down, appliances incl. 250-769-6992. 250-808-1721 225 Murray Cres. 2bd, 2bth, hrwd fls, $1200 utils incl. NS. Avail Dec 1 Call 604-758-2206 2BD Mobile on private property, newly reno’d, KLO area, working couple pref, max 2 people, NS, small pet neg. $850+utils. 250-762-6627 2Bdrm Carriage house, Avail Dec 1st. DT. $1200/mo. utils. incl. NP. (250)212-8909 2Bdrm Townhouse. Rutland. 1.5 baths. New paint, laundry Hook Up. Balcony with view. NS. NP. $775 (250)765-6620 2bdrm, upper suite, suitable for 2 working adults or students, garage, Rutland area, references required, $950/mo incl. util. 250-545-5559 3BEDROOM Home, Mission area near Quarry. Suitable yard and safe area for a family or three quiet students. Parking for two vehicles including garage. $1800/month including utilities. Available for short term or long term. Available Nov. Call Jill at 764-3092 or Cell 317-4218 5bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available Immediately. To view call Barb 1-250-443-4893 ACREAGE View Woodlake, 3bd + den, side of dividable home, 3bath, appl’s, gas fp, carports, garage/workshop, fenced yard, NS. $1250 less winter discount + 2/3 utils. 250-766-4322. Beautiful Executive Home on Shannon Lake golf course quiet cul de sac 3 bedrooms 2 and a half bathrooms NS small pets acceptable, W/D $1500 including utilities and satellite. Call 778-754-0092 Bsmt suite $750, Glenmore Full house Rutland Big yard $1600/mo House in Winfield $2000 250-469-2322 Cabin 1BD, $650 fridge, stove, utils incl. Avail Now. Call 250-765-2429


Rooms for Rent #1 Available, Furn’d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ stdnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 LOOKING for roommate, Dec 1 in 3bd suite, near DT (Nesters Market) bus, shr’d WD, NS, NP, Nparties, utils int, cbl incl, $500. 250-763-9693 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-215-1561 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $550. 250-317-2546.

Senior Assisted Living LOVELY, executive, large bd suite, gorgeous lakeviews, balcony, housekeeping, daily meals,$1700. 2 person/$2200. All inclusive. 250-769-0661 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 1Bdrm in Westbank, Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $600 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930 1BD, shared. $500. Available Now. Downtown area. Call (250)-212-8909 Furnished Bdrm share everything else. utils, net,incl’d. Student/working female only pref.d $500 (250)765-6614 MATURE Female, Large Lovely Executive Home,Lake View, Balcony, W/D, Cable & Internet. Private Bathroom. $550/$700 Call (250)769-0661 NEWLY reno’d furn’d Bedroom, Rutland, NP/NS, $530 +DD incl utils, cble, int. 250765-1633 PARTNER to share. Rent/buy a mobile ASAP. Honest NP ND NS Call (250)448-2390 ROOMMATE wanted to share 2nd flr 2bd condo, recent upgrades, cbl incl, $450+ 1/2 utils, DD & ref’s. NP. Call (778)-478-7278

Suites, Lower 1000sq’ 1bd & 2bd house, newly reno’d, DW, WD, storage shed, 1521 Bernard, natural gas, bus stop nearby, NP, $1000 all utils incl. Avail immed. Call Betty, 250-4910626 1BD ground flr, bright, full bth, hospital area, avail Jan 1. NS, NP. Year lease pref. $795 incl utils. 250-470-2066 1Bdrm + den. 1000 sq. ft. sep laundry,NS NP. Sep entry parking Avail Now $850/mo (778)478-7935, 250-868-1533 1BDRM, N.Glenmore W/O, Spacious, private entry, laundry, near UBCO, $900 incl utils. Avail Dec 1, NS NP Call 250-868-8458 2BD, 1bth, WO, $900 utils incl. Westbank. Avail now. NS. NP. 250-769-7751, 250-864-4255 2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $950 incl utils. Nov 1. Call 250-317-0373 2BD. Glenrosa. Sep. ent., lg. bright, 2ba. $900 incl. int/cbl, dw & all utils. Pool. Pets/children ok. Immed.250-768-3890

Suites, Upper 1Bdrm suite Priv enrty lrg patio,suits working single NS pet negot $750 utils incl’d 250769-1106, or 778-363-1990 1BDRM Suite. Shared W/D. L.Mission. $750/mo + utils. Avail. Dec 1st .250-215-1562 Bright Furn, Bach ste nr lake Pand shops Colg $695 incl. ns resp Adlt np 762-0317 Msg.

Townhouses NEW upscale 2bdrm townhouse, near Art District $1350 incl 2 1/2bath 5appls fenced yard, 2 patios, yard maintenance, outdoor storage. NS. Avail Dec 1 250-212-1928

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2BDRM suite, N/S, N/P, 5 appl,prkng, Gordon $850+util. Immed. in Mission. 764-5413 2bd suite, Springvalle y/Cosco area. 1200sq’. all appl WD, NS, NP. $875 utils & incl incl. Dec.1 250-861-60 net 94 BRIGHT 2bd, FP, own lndry, Capri area, gas utils incl, cats ok. NS. 250-869-71 44 Bright 2bdrm Suite 451 Wallace Rd. B dry $900 NP sep entry,& laun(250)870-8230 DEC.1st 900 sq.ft. priv.entry, utils,cable incl’d. Prefer Adult. 1bd/2bd. $850 (250)860-8505 FURNISHED. with beautiful 1500 sq.ft w/o Kelowna, car view. Toovey Rd entrance, patio, required. Priv. equip. kitchen, laundry, fully utils. and sat. gas FP, incl. single/ couple. TV pref. prof Ref’s. NS, NP, DD. $1000. 250-491-30 90 MISSION; LR family home, - 2 Bdrm suite in Avail Dec 1st private entrance. utilities, cable $1,300/mo incl 250-808-7866 & lndry. NS/NP PEACHLAND, suite avail Dec1bd Lakeview n/s, n/p no pets. 1. $600/mo. Incl utils. 250215-4126 or 250-767-92 97. WESTBANK, Near New Wal Mart area. Nice Ideal for Seniors, 2bdrm suite. gas fp, w/d, np, ns, Call 250-869-21 40

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SeparateUpper floor of kelowna.c a area bound 2005 Chev Cavalier, by McKinley, laundry, util., Sexsmith & Lougheed Scenic, Valley, and entrance. 180K, 2dr auto, a/c, Rds. Includes College 1994 F-150 looks & runs full attached Large yard and Hts. & Solterra. exc.,$3050.obo.250-3 • Oct. 11-14 Lariat, 4x4, Ext.Cab, S/Box, XLT area close garage. Rutland 07-0002. 351, 2 McKinley fuel tanks, reto schools mote start, Landing 2006 FORD YMCA. alarm, 233,000 • Oct. 17-21 $1350/month and green w/matching FUSION SEL kms, Ellison (east of tomatic, power utilities. NP NS auREQUEST FOR son old winter canopy, 1 seaAirport) • Oct. 24-28 everything, red Avail Nov 15th+ (merlot), mileage Dec 1st or Glenmore Zone $3500 250-309-115 tires on rims ASAP.. 148,800km, West - area generally 9 Contact good-running Don at 250 764 PROPOSALS Kathler, Snowsell, 2007 Montana bound by 8305. problems. Set vehicle - no EXECUTIVE Moubray & Drake Glenmore, Glenmeadows, 47,000 km. Excl 7pass. Only included. Price: of winter tires • Oct. 31-Nov. Rds. cond., senior. plex. Close Suite, 2bdrm Du$10,500 obo. 3 Glenmore Zone Compare: at dealership -$15,000+ 250-762-8808 NP. $1250 to hospital. NS, Union, Valley, East - area generally bound Laundry & cable Will sell for $9,850. by incl’d. Available Summit & Glenmore/S Reason? Don’t T11-104 Rds. need third vehicle. nowsell (778)-478-6991 Nov.15 Call • Nov. 3-4 Telephone Weed & Litter - 778-478-7539 Wilden Subdivision Kelowna NEW bachelor Control • Nov. 7-10 suite, plus ex2007 CHRYSLER UBCO Zone tra storage, includes UBCO, Sealed proposals 300, Silver Ext., Black/Grey NP, no parties behind Costco. Airport, Airport Kelowna clearly marked Int., V6, Auto, envelope with Cruise, Air, Sunroof, Call (250)763-7 $725 incl. utils. on the outside NOTICE TO Glenmore Rd. Ind’l Park, Yaletown, the 553 of the N. & areas of Curtis Pwr Win• Nov. 14-17 CREDITORS dows, Pwr will be received words “T11-104 Weed & AND OTHERS On the lake,1 Rd. Quail Ridge & Litter Control” at the Office RE: Estate of Tilt/Telescope Seat, CD, Aux, Dry Valley Rd Street, of the City Clerk, JONN SHELDAN nished, $1150 or 2 bdrm furKelowna, BC Steering, Aberdeen Hall. areas including 1435 Water , also know up until 3pm, Defrost, Additl Rear as JOHN SHELDAN 24, 2011. The eldorado, Jan incl. utils. near Visit GEID’s website: Winter Tires, Request for ProposalLocal Time, November 1st. - June. 25037,000 Km’s, formerly to view updates of 3131 Elliott 878-4259. GEID crews will opened publicly. (RFP) will not to this asking $13,500,Great Condition, www.coveoflowna, BritishRd, West Kebe direct noti¿cation be in your particular area. schedule and when 250-859-3852 Columbia. Residents wishing Creditors and about Àushing Please include There is a mandator your street address can email hbauer@ge claims against others having y site meeting the estate of in your email request. at 10:00 am PST AUTOMOTIVE on November Flushing occurs the above deceased at Parks 17, 2011 between Administration are hereRoad,Kelowna, 8:00am and 3:30pm. by notified under laundry during NEW upscale Office, 1359 KLO BC. section 38 of SPECIAL these times. Avoid doing 2bdrm townthe Trustee experience variations During house, near in the water pressure these hours you may lars of their Act that particuThe City reserves in the water. incl 2 1/2bathArt District $1350 claims and If you should the some right to reject sent to the Executors, discoloration be tap until the water experience discoloratio to waive defects yard, 2 patios,5appls fenced any or all responses n, run the cold at #3011665 Ellis nance, outdoor yard mainte, your water for runs clear. 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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Capital News


CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen satisfying stews With a blanket of white outside, the days getting shorter and the dark hours noticeably longer, it’s time to think of warm, comforting foods like stewed beef. I couldn’t be less interested in eating stew in summer when it’s hot, but I look forward to them in the short, colder days of fall and winter. So, I’ve been doing some experimenting and come up with a couple of very flavourful ways of transforming little chunks of often-tough beef from the less expensive cuts, into a soul-satisfying meal the whole family will love. Hunters would find these excellent recipes for venison or other game meats too. I’m a big fan of the slow cooker. I used to cook stews on my woodfired cookstove when we lived in the Cariboo, so I miss the long, slow cooking that was possible on winter days by just setting the pot on the back of the stove and giving it the occasional stir. The slow cooker fills in now that I’m living downtown and I’m cooking with gas. Stews demand chunks, so I like to cut my vegetables in decent sizes so they’ll stand up to the long, slow cooking, and I leave mushrooms whole unless they’re really big. Small, whole onions are good too, and whole peppercorns are a spicy addition to stew. Some of my favourite stews are made with wine or beer, but in both of these I restrained myself although we did have a glass of wine alongside. Both those stew recipes are included in my new book, Jude’s Kitchen, which is available wherever books are sold. It features a couple of hundred recipes, full colour photos, and an arrangement by the seasons, to help you be inspired by what’s fresh and local. It would make a great gift.

Laredo Beef Stew This beef stew is full of rich flavour, yet it is an economical meal. It’s easy to prepare by putting it into a slow cooker, or prepare it and pop it into the oven for a couple of hours. We paired a reasonably-priced VQA red with this, and it was excellent: the Okanagan Vineyards select red, at $7.99 a bottle at the B.C. Wine Museum’s VQA shop. It was so good for that price that we went back and bought a case! 1 lb. (1 kg) beef stew meat flour, salt & pepper, for dredging drizzle of oil 1 large onion 4 carrots 2 stalks of celery 6 mushrooms 3 garlic cloves 7 oz. (200 ml) tomato sauce 3 tbsp. (45 ml) brown sugar 3 tbsp. (45 ml) cider vinegar 1 tbsp. (15 ml) worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp. (15 ml) dried oregano 1 tsp. (5 ml) cumin powder 1 tsp. (5 ml) salt 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) pepper fresh parsley, to garnish

Trim the stew meat, then season it with flour, salt and pepper in a bag, bowl or on a cutting mat or large piece of paper. Brown the beef in a drizzle of oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Remove to the slow cooker, if using, or just move beef cubes to the side of the pot. Coarsely chop onion, carrots, celery and mushrooms, if large, and mince garlic. Add chopped onions to the middle of the pot and cook and stir until beginning to soften. Add remaining vegetables and minced garlic, stirring and cooking for a few minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients except parsley and then add, stirring into the vegetables and meat, if cooking in that pot. Otherwise just pour the vegetable and and tomato sauce mixture over the meat into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours without lifting the lid. If not using a slow cooker, bring the stew to bubbling, then cook in a 350 F oven for a couple of hours until the vegetables and meat are tender. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley when serving. Serves 4-6.


Caribbean Beef Stew This is rich and thick and exotic-tasting; excellent served with brown rice. This can be made in the oven or in a slow cooker. A green vegetable, such as beans, broccoli or bok choy, is good served alongside this dish. 2 lb. (1 kg) beef stew beef flour, salt & pepper, for dredging drizzle of oil 1 lg. onion 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 1 clove of garlic 2 tbsp. (30 ml) sesame seeds 1 c. (250 ml) water 1/4 c. (60 ml) soy sauce 2 tbsp. (30 ml) molasses 2 tbsp. (30 ml) cider vinegar 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper 2 tbsp. (30 ml) cornstarch 1/4 c. ( 60 ml) cold water Trim the stew beef. Combine flour, salt and pepper and dredge stew beef in it, either in a bag, a bowl or on a large piece of paper.

Chop onion, carrots and celery, mince garlic and toast sesame seeds. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, oven-safe pot or Dutch oven and brown beef over medium-high heat. Push it to the side and add the onions to the middle, turning the heat down to medium and stirring for a few minutes until they begin to soften. Meanwhile combine remaining ingredients, except cornstarch mixture. Pour this gradually over the meat and onions, stirring to remove any brown bits stuck to the pot. Cover and cook in a 350 F oven for 2 hours, or put it all into a slow cooker, cover and set to low for 6 to 8 hours. When the meat is tender, combine cornstarch with cold water in a small bowl and stir until it’s dissolved. Stir it into the bubbling liquid in the stew until well-blended, then cover and cook for a few minutes longer. Stir until thickened and smooth, and serve over brown rice, pasta or potatoes. Serves 4-6.

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

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

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

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

Kelowna Capital News November 29, 2011  

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