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Little bikes, some big air Here’s a dare for you: build enough speed over 30 or so metres to launch your motorbike from a three-metre ramp, travel 25 metres through the air, do a stunt or two while you’re up there and then land that bike in a space half the size of a swimming pool. Tomshak FMX did just that Saturday wowing spectators with two shows at the Cactus Jalopies event, performing the aerial acrobatics in the Gyro Park parking lot.

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Hot summer in the forecast


HIS WEEK’S COOL weather notwithstanding, the months ahead are expected to be hotter and drier than normal. “I do think it is going to be a marked change, a bit of a transition as we go from what was an exceptionally wet spring season – especially when you add on the above-normal snowpack and all the flood concerns of the last month or so – to more of a drought threat, unfortunately,” Weather Network meteorologist Michael Carter said. “We have dry conditions setting up for a lot of the Southern Interior, and heat is definitely going to be building in this summer. “So I think the overall story for the next three months is going to be hot and dry, and keeping a very close eye on both developing drought and developing wildfire conditions across the Interior of B.C.” Weather Network forecasters base their predic-

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tions on computer models, historical data and cyclical patterns that are currently suggesting an El Nino effect is setting up. And the abnormally hot spring that created flood threats is now contributing to the drought threat, according to the head of the B.C. River Forecast Centre. “When we shift the snowmelt earlier in the season – even for areas where we have very high snowpack – we can rapidly shift from above-normal streamflow to below normal, so that is definitely a concern,” Dave Campbell said. “Obviously as we come into the summer, the weather continues to be critical for any kind of drought situations,” he continued, adding though that the outlook remains “uncertain” at this point.

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SOTG messaging finds its way to pro golf tour T

HE SPIRIT OF THE GAME message of delivering sport opportunities to underprivileged youngsters is travelling further afield thanks to a pro golfer with ties to the South Okanagan. Garrett Kucher, a golf ambassador for the Predator Ridge Golf Resort south of Vernon, has added the Spirit of the Game logo to his bag and playing apparel. Kucher captained the Osoyoos Coyotes in 2012-13 and spent most of his time away from the ice at the Osoyoos Golf Club. The rising BC golf star has aspirations to play on the PGA’s MacKenzie Golf Tour and will tee it up June 14-17 at the GolfBC Championship, the third event on the tour’s Canada schedule. “It was kind of a no-brainer for me to put the logo on my bag and on my shirts and hats,” said Garrett as he prepared for a tournament in Whistler. “The Town of Osoyoos — and the South Okanagan — has been phenomenal to me and all my major opportunities have come from there as well. “If I can in any way give back to the community or help out with the community at all, I’m in.” He likens his Osoyoos Golf Club days to the work undertaken by Spirit of the Game with underprivileged children in the community. “I was just working at Osoyoos Golf Club and I had no money to do anything or chase my dreams and I was lucky enough to have guys support me and jump in,” he explained. “Spirit of the Game gives kids who don’t even have it in their minds that they could go play a sport the opportunity to give it a try. I think that’s pretty cool.” Kucher turned pro three years ago and has since played professional golf in Europe, Spain, and Arizona. A non-profit organization with a volunteer board, the Spirit of the Game Society is structured to deliver 100% of all donations it receives to providing league fees and covering equipment costs for disadvantaged youngsters. It does this by working with generous partners and organizing annual funding events. For more information about Spirit of the Game — including how to donate to its effort — visit

Housing for workers nearing completion


OUSING FOR SUMMER HOSPITALITY workers in Osoyoos should be ready for move-in sometime next week, says a proponent of the project. “All 10 pieces of the camp are on site,” said Daniel Bibby, the executive director at Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip, of the 49-unit facility plunked down adjacent to Nk’Mip Corner and the PetroCanada station, hidden amid orchard trees on the property. “We’re hoping to have the camp ready for occupancy by the 15th of June.” Workers are on-site adding some flooring and roof tiling and utility connections are also in the works, he said. “It’s definitely all-hands-on-deck trying to get the project finished as quick as we can.” The work can’t be finished soon enough. Already 44 of units are spoken for, with a “cross-section” of the Osoyoos hospitality community taking advantage of the modular housing structures transported from the Oilsands region of Alberta. “The pressure’s on to get them open as quick as we can — a lot of businesses are already hiring,” said Mr. Bibby. Each unit includes a bed, desk and closet and

also comes equipped with a mirror and television. “There’s a shared washroom facility — mens and ladies washroom facilities — and a public common area and kitchen facility,” Mr. Bibby added. Exterior landscaping will include a barbecue and picnic area. The project is anchored by a tri-party agreement involving the Town of Osoyoos, the Osoyoos Indian Band and Osoyoos Employee Housing Society (OEHS), which was established to administer the property. Osoyoos Council Monday gave permission for Town CAO Barry Romanko to sign the agreement to expedite the project. Two founding members — Spirit Ridge and the Watermark Beach Resort — have each committed one-third of the $125,000 needed to establish the housing complex. The remainder of the expected cost will come from rental fees. “It feels like it has taken a bit to get to this stage. But I feel like overall it’s going to be a great addition to the community,” said Mr. Bibby. “If it goes well, I think that there’s opportunities for more projects like this in the future.”

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out n about Jalopies princess can tinker with the best of them


OU COULD SAY Sydney native Nikki Bunn is a new Renaissance woman. She’s intelligent, articulate, writes for magazines, dances ballet and tap and also has a love for her 1956 Chevy Apache pickup — a “rodesteration” project she shares with her father Chris. As of Sunday, the 23-year-old is also a drag racer. If you attended last weekend’s Cactus Jalopies, you probably saw Nikki’s truck. It was the signature vehicle for the event, emblazoned in a bright, rich yellow on the back of T-shirts, sitting proud outside the registration trailer and taking a central space during the show ‘n’ shine Saturday while Nikki held court. Sunday, she had the truck on the Wine Country Racing Association track, holding her own against some seasoned veterans. For this weekend at least, she’s restoration royalty — a princess amid a sea of middle-aged tinkerers. “I get that question a lot,” she says when asked how she ended up owning a rebuilt rodster pickup. “A lot of people are like, ‘Nikki how did you go from ballet, tap jazz and a little bit of hiphop to full-blown car stuff and trucks and hot rods and all that?’

“The answer is pretty simple — I grew up around these things.” Her father has his own project, a 1972 Ford F250 pickup that Nikki says was the project in the family garage “my whole entire life.” Her weekends were an endless stream of very enjoyable car shows and she can easily tell you the make and model of every vehicle that passes. So when Nikki, then a teenager and barely licensed, decided it was time to get started on her own project, she found an enthusiastic ally in her father. Together they found the Apache. “We got the truck in October 2012 and it was all-stock,” says Nikki. “I drove it around like that for two years.”

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“In 2014, we took it off the road and tore it down to bare-frame rails on the shop floor and, in a matter of six months and some very long days, built it up to basically what you see today.” Nikki’s love for her pickup wasn’t lost on Jalopies organizers, one of whom saw her truck in an online magazine and thought enough of her work to suggest she receive a special invitation to this year’s show. Francine Launier, mom to another restoration virtuoso, was glad to have Nikki aboard, hoping to build a future for the industry on younger enthusiasts. “She reminds me of JF,” she says, recalling her son was just 14 when he started on a 1951 Mercury.



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HAT’S UP, OSOYOOS — spectacular family entertainment that’s also affordable and available locally just not your thing? We have to ask with the Arts Council’s Osoyoos Concert Series A Children’s Festival on stage at the OSS Theatre Sunday and so many tickets still unsold. So, let’s break it down for you once more. Tickets are $2 for children — just a toonie — and $5 for adults. An entire family of four can have a great Sunday afternoon for $14. You can barely buy two Happy Meals for that amount. The line-up is top-notch. A Children’s Festival is promising an adventure of music, movement and make-believe, delivering seasoned Vancouver-area performers Bobs & Lolo and Nanaimo’s Purple Pirate to the OSS Community stage June 10. Bobs & Lolo are a five-time JUNO-nominated musical team and the creators and stars of the upbeat musical preschool series Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & Lolo. The duo was recently named Canada’s Favourite Kids’ Entertainer in a nationwide CBC Music poll. If Bobs & Lolo aren’t enough to get you off the couch this Sunday, let us introduce you to Nanaimo’s Dustin Anderson. He has his own way of pilfering hearts, taking to the stage as the Purple Pirate aboard his


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SUDOKU Sudoku is easy to play and the rules are simple. Fill in the blanks so that each row, each column, and each of the nine 3x3 grids contain one instance of each of the numbers 1 through 9.

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We’ll set you up with the first part of a joke — get creative and complete the pun. We’ve added a little emphasis to give you a clue. You’ll find a proposed solution on Page 7.

Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I’m OK, but . . . . Your pun:

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Yotes hire ‘Millionaire’


HE OSOYOOS COYOTES have finally announced who’ll be stepping into Ken Law’s big shoes. Mark Chase was announced this week as the hockey organization’s second coach — filling the position vacated when the Coyotes released Law in April. The Kamloops native appears to be bringing with him feet big enough to fill Law’s shoes. Chase was an assistant coach for two seasons with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Last season, he had the additional role as the club’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “It’s been a process but it’s good,” said Coyotes owner Randy Bedard. “We’re happy with the decision that we have here.” Bedard said he expects Chase to be in Osoyoos later this week — where he also expects his new coach to live during the hockey season — “to take a look around and get a feel for things.” “He’s familiar with Osoyoos. It’ll be a very inviting feel for him,” Bedard said. “He’s coming to a place where people enjoy the hockey.” Chase’s coaching background includes all levels of minor hockey (Atom-Midget) at the AAA level.  In 2009, his Peewee AAA team won the

BC Provincial Championship and he won coach of the year honors with Kamloops Minor Hockey that season. Chase, 31, also served as the head coach and manager of the BC Major Midget League’s Thompson Blazers between 2013 and 2015. He also played an active role in the BC HighPerformance U-16 program, serving as Head Coach at the U-16 BC Cup multiple times. Bedard said he wants his new head coach to bring some new energy and put a new brand to his hockey club. “He’s not having to tear anything down, but he’ll be putting all the pieces together the way he wants it to be,” he said.

Word Wiggle: No Can Do. Very punny: Yesterday I accidentally swallowed some food coloring. The doctor says I’m OK, but I feel like I’ve dyed a little inside. Some clibming to do: Mount Everest. This Week’s Cryptogram solution: By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. — Charles Wadsworth

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$739,000 Stunning views of lake

Three-bedroom townhome has it all: spacious open area upper living space with master bedroom with five-piece en-suite and jetted bathtub, den and large laundry room. Lower level has two bedrooms and media room. Large heated, double garage. . 172637

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$595,000 Salt-water pool

Fine country living on the East Bench. Three bdrms and a den. Immaculate home features an in-ground salt water pool with a slide, indoor hot tub five covered parking spaces. Huge quarter-acre property with grass in the back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172787

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Four separate lots, two with storage (enclosed and yard) and a four-bdrm and two-bdrm residences. Zoning is M1 (General Industrial) allowing for Residential upstairs and Industrial down. Convenient access to Hwy 3. Five minutes to town and all amenities.. . . . . . . . 172043

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Brand new 3,700 sq. ft. home in Dividend Ridge. Level entry with full basement. Two-bdrm in-law suite. Open concept with granite kitchen. Amazing lake and golf views off gorgeous back deck. Minutes from Osoyoos Golf Club. . . . . . . 165210

$359,000 Golf Course Area townhome

Immaculate top-floor unit on Pinehurst Place. Huge master bdrm with 4-piece ensuite and walkin closet. Open-concept kitchen, family room and dining room. Cozy den. Gas fireplace. Two decks. Gorgeous lake views. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170899

$229,000 Spacious two-bdrm, two-bath condo on the top floor. Bright kitchen. Lovely sun room with access to the outside deck. Master bedroom has a fourpiece ensuite. Covered parking space and locker for storage. Restrictions: 55+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171565


$689,000 Beautiful view of lake

Custom built, this 3 bdrm + den home is located near the Osoyoos Golf Course. Enjoy evenings overlooking Osoyoos Lake and city lights. Large master suite with direct access to the deck. Spacious LR, DR and kitchen. Lots of room for family. . . . . . . . . . . . 170575


$2,895,000 What a Package!

Gorgeous 4,000 sq. ft. home on 6.2 acres with a separate 1 bedroom guest house. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with extras galore. All this with a successful, operating Cidery business (Faustino Estate Cidery) and many outbuildings . . . 169156

Everything in one place

A unique opportunity awaits: your business and your home all in one with a lake view in the Industrial Park. Currently a 1,623 sq.ft. 3-bdrm, 2-bath space above wharehouse. Lots of room for office with ample left over for living. . . . . 170223

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