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an off-leash dog park this year with a maximum budget of $25,000. That option was not met with much support from council members. “I think that this item – off-leash dog parks – is becoming much more than we anticipated. I would not having a prob-

problem with dogs, but I think we have to recognize that many people in the community are responsible dog owners… I think it is a need the community has and I think we need to build an area somewhere where people can take their dogs.” Coun. Hall also sug-

“I’m a dog lover but in all honesty I can see this costing us a lot more money than we anticipated.”

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lem allocating an area, but find it difficult to support spending $25,000 for this project,” Councillor Peter Schierbeck said. “I am totally convinced that whatever is done will require further enhancement and considerable repairs and maintenance. This could be a real money pit… I’m a dog lover but in all honesty I can see this costing us a lot more money than we anticipated.” Coun. Schierbeck said he would support using municipal land and providing water for dogs but was opposed to supplying fencing as there could be significant ongoing costs to repair it. “Any money we spend building fencing would be a one-off. It wouldn’t be a recurring charge,” Councillor Eric Hall said. “I’m not a dog lover, though I don’t have a

gested more doggie bags and bins be supplied where there are dogs permitted so people can clean up after their pets. Coun. Vern Moberg supported the idea of an off-leash park in the future, but suggested the district’s director of operations be involved in the process before a location is chosen to ensure any possible maintenance concerns are taken into consideration. While most council members were in support of an off-leash park of some kind in the future, the COTW chose the option to delay any commitments for this budget year. The COTW recommended that in the meantime the committee propose dog off-leash area guidelines as well as a multi-year strategy for improving access and availability of off leash

areas in Peachland for consideration for future budgets. The possibility of an off-leash dog park was raised last summer when council authorized the creation of a committee comprised of representation from the local dog owner community and district staff. Since then staff have met with members of the dog owner community on two occasions to discuss options for the possible creation of an off-leash area in Peachland. Out of those discussions the committee members identified priorities they would be seeking in the establishment of an off-leash park. The top five priorities identified by the group are: • Fencing; • High quality ground surface (pee gravel, wood chips, etc.); • Double gated entrance; • Clear reasonably flat area for open running; and • Big dog/small dog segregated areas. “The committee felt strongly that fencing was an important component of a dog park,” director of community services Cheryl Wiebe said. Off-leash dog park committee member, Catherine Adams, was at

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Joanne Layh Peachland View The District of Peachland has teamed up with LandInfo Technologies and University of British Columbia Okanagan, in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), to be a test ground for the development of a web-based water conservation app. Landinfo Technologies president Tjaart Van den Berg and UBC Okanagan associate professor of computer science Ramon Lawrence made a presentation to the committee of the whole (COTW) last week to explain the water use information interface project to the mayor and council. The research project is being developed to see if a web-based app could help municipalities improve the management of residential water demand. While there are no plans to market the prototype at this time, if the app proves successful in changing customer habits it could be applied for use in communities across Canada. “Why are we speaking Continued on page 3

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the COTW meeting and offered her support for a fenced park. However, while offleash dog parks are a growing amenity for many municipalities, many communities choose not to supply fencing. According to a staff report provided to the committee of the whole, out of Vancouver’s 35 offleash dog areas, only four are fenced. The committee has not yet conducted site inspections, though they have identified district owned property at the following locations as most appropriate to be designated as an off-leash dog area: • Peachland Compost Site; • Forest Hills; • Victoria Street; • MacKinnon Park; • Sanderson Road; • Pincushion Place; and • Chidley Road. Currently the parks bylaw permits dogs on leashes in the following district parks: Mountainview Park (riding club), Beach Avenue (Lakeside Walk), Pincushion Park, Lambly Park (Trepanier Creek) and MacKinnon Road Park. For more information about the off-leash dog park committee, residents can contact director of community services Cheryl Wiebe at the Peachland Community Centre.

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There’s an app for your tap: water conservation research Continued from page 2

with you specifically?” Van den Berg asked the mayor and council. “You are known in the Okanagan basin area for being serious about water conversation.” Van den Berg went on to say that the OBWB recommended Peachland as an ideal community in which to develop their prototype. In his presentation to the COTW Van den Berg said most municipalities take a top-down approach to managing water conservation, such as applying water restrictions and fines and increasing water bills. Van den Berg said he hopes their research will help promote the bottomup approach by increasing household awareness of water consumption, by providing current and historic water use and cost information as well as

information and tools to help conserve water. “Typically customers don’t know their current and historic water use and they don’t have information about how to conserve water,” Van den Berg said. Van den Berg said he hopes the app will work by using water use data information from monthly meter readings to provide customers: • Current water consumption information; • Historic data (e.g. monthly data from the previous year); • A comparison with consumption in the neighbourhood; and • Improvement suggestions that are related to water and money saved. “So the solution [to water management problems] would be to make people aware of this information,”

Lawrence said. “If you can make this available to the user at any time through a web-based application that is securely accessed by customers you could start to make water more important not just at the billing point. You could let them know ‘this is how much water you’re expected to use and this is how much water people in your community are using’ giving them some targets to strive for.” Lawrence said most people look at their bill, pay it, and that’s all they do. “Our water metering program that was installed a few years ago has saved us considerably with reference to water…I think this is a great idea,” Councillor Schierbeck said. “If we can save one gallon of water going through our systems we’re ahead.” “I really don’t think

Peachland would be the ideal community and the reason is that as a community which has more seniors I think our internet and web access is probably below average,” Councillor Eric Hall said. Van den Berg said the app would be optional for customers so they will not be required to use it. “The bottom line is we do want to conserve water. We may have a lot of it but we are one basin and we have to conserve water even if we have enough for Peachland’s use. We have to contribute to the conservation effort,” Mayor Fielding said. “We’re very fortunate to be a laboratory.” “I think this could be a benefit in the long run,” Councillor Vern Moberg said. Peachland will become a part of the project team

Members of the Peachland Fire Brigade are hoping to bring a bit of cold weather cheer to the community this Saturday with a Winter Family Fun Day event at Turner Park. Peachland firefighters volunteer their time each year to flood the sports box at Turner Park to provide a skating rink for community use. This year the weather has cooperated to help provide a particularly good skating surface so members of the brigade have decided to host a community event to encourage people to enjoy it. “The firefighters have

been working for quite some time to get the skating rink going”, Peachland Fire Chief Grant Topham told The View. “They wanted to have a community fun day for the community where everybody can come out and bring their kids and their families and have a really nice fun day.” Topham says fire department members go up almost every night to flood the rink. “They take the fire truck because there’s no water there and they spray water on it. It’s a big chore for them to do, especially when it snows because they have to clear all the snow off. They just want the people to enjoy it. There is a lot of volunteer work that goes into

it. It’s all volunteer work,” Topham said. “Everybody’s going to be pitching in on Saturday to make it a really good event.” The fire brigade will supply hamburgers, hot chocolate and a fire to help keep people warm. Members of the community are encouraged to pack up their skates or toboggans and come out for the event. “It’s just going to be a fun day for all,” Topham said. The event will be free of charge, though volunteers will have a donation box to help recover costs for expenses such as the porta-potty rental. The Winter Family Fun Day event will take place on Saturday, February

2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Turner Park, located on Turner Avenue (off of Princeton Avenue).

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Logging Truck Access We want to hear from you! The logging industry has asked the District of Peachland to allow access to Princeton Avenue from 6am to 6pm. This allows them to deliver one more load per day to the local sawmills. Currently, logging trucks wait at the top of Princeton Avenue until 7am before driving down to Hwy 97. Neighbouring communities allow for similar earlier starts. Plus, given new braking technology, the logging trucks are quieter (no more “jake brakes”).

Fill in our survey If you use Princeton Avenue, we want to know what you think. Please take a moment to fill in our survey online at www.peachland.ca or pick up a copy at the District Office at 5806 Beach Avenue or the Public Works Office at 5379 Princeton Avenue. The survey is open until February 18, 2013.

QUALIFIED SERVICE INSTRUCTORS NEEDED The District of Peachland Community Services Dept. is in the planning stages for their 2013 spring and summer recreation programs, and has business opportunities for qualified contracted service instructors for programs designed for children, adults and seniors in areas such as fitness, sports, arts and culture and special interest. For more information please contact the recreation coordinator at 250-767-2133

Next steps Your input is important and will be used to help guide future decisions. Watch for updates on our website, in the local media or email us to be signed up for project updates at projects@peachland.ca. Thank you! For more information call 250-767-2108 or Email projects@peachland.ca


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ow that Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has ended her hunger strike, she needs to sit down with the Westbank First Nation or Osoyoos Indian Band and learn about fiscal management. Many taxpayers shudder at the thought of their hard-earned millions going to reservations every year, but when it’s revealed that some of this funding is unaccounted for, it raises people’s ire. The Attawapiskat scandal makes one wonder how many reserves are mismanaging their dollars, and how many chiefs make exorbitant salaries (a fact not often revealed to the public). But do we really want to know how much of our tax dollars go into the wrong pockets? We’re not ready for our graves just yet. What needs to happen is a better accounting of money going to native reservations, and severe consequences for those who mismanage these funds or can’t give a detailed account of where they go. In other news, we can see the federal court ruling identifying Metis as “Indians” opening up another can of worms. These aboriginals will want to form their own bands and claim their own land. But it likely won’t happen without a fight from existing bands.  It will be interesting to see how successful Victoria Lyle from the Turtle Mountain Indian Band will be in this endeavour. 

Peachland Views Photo recalls fond memories of primary school I just came across an article on the website and was thrilled to read it! Thelma MacKinnon, one of the names written in chalk on the blackboard [in the accompanying photo], was my mother. We visited the

old school in Peachland together once. She had very fond memories of school and of Peachland! Thanks for publishing this story! Mary Reagh, Coquitlam

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Diesel offer also included monetary fine A very important detail not mentioned was that the “offer” by the district to rehome Diesel required Mr. Smith to pay tens of thousands of dollars to the district in addition to legal costs he has already paid. So it was an “offer” that was practically impossible to agree to. Then people criticize him for not taking that offer. This is at the root of why this case has not been

resolved in 22 months. All options offered have been unacceptable, or when counter offers were proposed, these were not accepted by the district. To put a dog on death row for 22 months who did not bite anyone, and whose main crimes were a dogfight four years ago and being at large occasionally seems excessive. Marleen Thomas, Armstrong

Pilot program addressed problem of habitual offenders MLA Bill Barisoff Special to the Peachland View Over the past 17 years I have witnessed a huge variety of different challenges that have materialized around our region. Although the vast majority have been resolved, there are some that remain and others that continue to reoccur. One of those that remain is the reoccurrence of crime. Different governments, both provincial and federal, over the years have in turn taken different approaches in an attempt to reduce crime and pro-

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MLA Bill Barisoff of all reported crimes are committed by roughly 10 per cent of offenders.

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“Habitual offenders” or “chronic career criminals” as they are often called are a serious problem in communities throughout British Columbia and Canada. From a policing standpoint, it makes sense to focus law enforcement resources on career criminals, however all too often the revolving doors of justice see these career criminals back out on the street much to the frustration of the police. Although there is some debate on the ideal approach to dealing with career criminals, a recent pilot program is worthy of discussion.

The BC Ministry of Justice in February of 2008 launched the prolific offender pilot project to be tested in the communities of Kamloops, Nanaimo, Williams Lake, Prince George, Surrey and Vic-

are common. Recognizing these symptoms, the prolific offender pilot program brings together a much wider group of support services to assist with intensive supervision, treatment

“One notable characteristic of crime is that close to 50

per cent of all reported crimes are committed by roughly 10 per cent of offenders.” toria. It is likely not a surprise that most prolific offenders often share similar challenges - drug and/or alcohol addiction and abuse, lack of skills to secure employment and mental health issues

and incarceration. Some of these additional resources included police, BC Corrections, Correctional Service of Canada, Crown Counsel, Ministry of Children and Family Development (Youth Jus-

tice), health authorities (including mental health and addictions), Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services from the Ministry of Social Development, BC Housing, and local victim services agencies. These service agencies would meet regularly and carefully coordinate treatment strategies for each prolific offender in the program. The pilot project concluded in September of 2012 when an independent study of the pilot program was initiated to be carried out by the Faculty of Health Services at Simon Fraser University. Continued on page 5

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The preliminary findings as summarized by the Ministry of Justice are encouraging. Thus far prolific offenders involved in this pilot project have demonstrated they are 40 per cent less likely to reoffend in the first year follow up period when compared to having no involvement in the program previously. Overall social services provided for housing and for physical health were more frequently accessed and in turn prolific offenders had fewer negative contacts with law enforcement and spent less time in custody. While it is difficult to state more formal conclusions at this point in time, the results to date indicate that an integrated and coordinated approach may be an effective strategy to assist in crime prevention. Although the pilot program has now concluded, the successful practices that have been identified will be expanded and introduced into other

communities in British Columbia. Although this pilot program did not occur in the South Okanagan I do believe the results will be of interest to many local groups and organizations that currently provide services in this area. For more information please visit www. a g. g ov. b c . c a / j u s t i c e reform-initiatives/pom/ index.htm Before I close this week I would also like to congratulate the City of Penticton and the Okanagan Skaha School District in securing the opportunity to host the 2016 BC Winter Games. Attending the announcement and witnessing firsthand the excitement of the many young children participating in the event was a very rewarding experience for all involved. The success of the 2016 BC Winter Games will be greatly assisted through the efforts of many volunteers and I would encourage anyone interested to get involved and support our next generation of young leaders.

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Highlights of the regional board meeting – January 28 Financial plan amending bylaw

The regional board has adopted amendments to the 2012 – 2016 financial plan. The changes reflect the positive benefits of receiving higher than anticipated revenue from development cost charges (DCC’s) during 2012 for the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a result, the additional DCC funds will be

used to reduce the amount of short-term financing required for the stage three expansion of the plant.

Aggregate supply and demand study

The regional board has received an update on the aggregate supply and demand study project. A contract has recently been awarded to EBA Consultants, which will review and update the study that

was originally adopted in 2000. The goal of the update is to predict the supply and demand for aggregate materials over the next 100 years while providing an analysis of potential production constraints related to land uses. It’s also expected that a site suitability assessment checklist will be developed that can be used to evaluate potential aggregate sites.

2012 building statistics report

During 2012, the regional district approved 130 building permits for construction projects valued at $10.4 million in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas. That compares with 168 permits issued in 2011 for projects worth a total of $12.9 million. In December 2012, five permits

Filling shoes at the Peachland Wellness Centre Sherry Kendrick Special to the Peachland View Just before Christmas I was about to begin to fill in for Ruth and Linda at the Wellness Centre. They make it look so easy. They greet each person that comes in by name and then offer a hug. They stop everything they are doing and give all their attention. Whether phones are ringing off the hook, or people are milling about their office, they calmly work away. The night before my first day, I kept saying to myself, I have volunteered in the office before and I am an organized, capable person. How hard can this be? I have a list to refer to in case my memory gives out. Eagerly at 8 a.m. sharp, I unlocked the doors, made coffee, turned on all the office machines, opened the window blinds and by 8:30 a.m., sat down at the computer to work. I actually got started at 12:30 p.m. as there were many calls and a drop in to be dealt with before I was able to get back to any emails or office work. This was the last session of the ladies Monday morning coffee group so they

enjoyed a brunch from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Needless to say, Monday afternoon seemed to be more settled in comparison to the morning, but before I realized it, the end of the day arrived and it was time to close the office, lock the doors and go home. I wasn’t sure what I had accomplished and I was exhausted. I was wondering if I was going to be able to keep up filling Ruth’s and Linda’s shoes. On day two though, I got up even more eager to get back to the Wellness Centre and start my day. Being that it was Christmas, after unlocking the door, making coffee, turning on the machines and opening the blinds, I put on some Christmas music. Again by 8:30 a.m. I was ready to listen to phone messages, have a look at e-mails and make the necessary call backs and replies and again the calls and the drop ins began. At 2 p.m., as the men were arriving for their coffee and crib games, I was able to stop for a few minutes and have my lunch. The rest of the afternoon, or what was left of it, again seemed calmer. By 3:30 p.m. I turned off the computers,

emptied the garbage into the outside garbage and recycling bins for pick up the next morning, closed the blinds and locked the doors behind me. As I walked away, I wondered if I in fact was doing the job I had been hired to do. Was I accomplishing the tasks as efficiently and effectively as Ruth and Linda had done? Day three dawned and I was up and out the door and over to the Wellness Centre cleaning the snow off the front steps so that I could get to the door. Upon unlocking the door, I made some coffee, turned on the machines, opened the blinds and turned on the Christmas music. I felt somewhat like a person in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, or the person in the story, T’was the Night Before Christmas, as away to the window I flew with a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. I then went back into the office to have a think. I realized that I was trying so hard to fill Ruth’s and Linda’s shoes, and get everything exactly right, that I had not given myself a real chance. I had not given a thought to the fact that we all have different strengths and weaknesses

and that we all might bring a different perspective to any job. I then went on and attended to whatever came up and whomever came in. The moral to this story is we forget from time to time that we all have value and just need to fill our own shoes and mine fit just fine. We would like to help you. To contact the PWC, phone 250-767-0141, email wellnesscentre@ shaw.ca, check us out on Facebook or visit www. peachlandwellnesscentre. ca

were issued for projects worth just over $1 million. During the same month of

2011, seven permits were issued for projects valued at $245,300.

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Publisher/ General Manager Aberdeen Publishing has an opening for the position as Publisher/General Manager of the Prince George Free Press. We are seeking a proven leader with the entrepreneurial skills to continue and further enhance the strong growth this paper has experienced over the past six years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and ďŹ nancial management. In addition, our new publisher should be well suited to working with community groups and clients as well as developing sponsorship opportunities for the newspaper. As publisher of the Free Press, you will help develop strategy for the newspaper as it continues to serve this diverse marketplace. Aberdeen Publishing is one of Western Canada’s largest independent newspaper companies with properties in British Columbia and Alberta. If you have the ability to innovate, are customer driven, success oriented, and want to live in one of the most beautiful places in northern B.C., then we want to hear from you. We offer a generous compensation and beneďŹ ts package as well as the opportunity for career advancement. Please submit your resume by February 15, 2013, to the attention of: Ron Lovestone, Regional Manager Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, BC V2N 1T3 Telephone 778.349.6327 or email: publisher@northeastnews.ca

We thank all applicants. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Sat. February 2, 2013 Open House 7 pm - 9 pm Dance at 9:30 pm No Gifts - Just bring yourself! PERMANENT LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE Be it witnessed ik kwu sqiIxw tI7 tm xw/-laxw, I, Nq’wamu’sus for Glen KRUGER was given my rights by the Creator as holder of my language, cultural, minerals, land, water, air and sacred lands. Further take notice through the foreign colonial occupational governments defacto of the Province of British Columbia 0000836136 and Canada 0000230098 have failed third party adjudication. As defined in Roman Law; nemo potest esse simul actor et judex (no one can be at once suitor and judge) as explained in case law MOHEGAN COURT, PASSAMAQUODDY COURT, MI’GMAQ COURT AND ALGONQUIN COURT v. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES AND SUPREME COURT OF CANADA. Although Canada does not follow the monist theory of the relations between international and domestic law, Article 26 of the Vienna Convention reminds us “that a state cannot avoid responsibility under international law by invoking provisions of its domestic law to justify its failure to perform its international obligations, (See Communications No. 263/1987 M. Gonzaga des Rao v. Peru (Views adopted on 28 October, 1992, at the 46th session) GAOR A/48/40 (Vol. I.IV) p.20, para. 5.2). In order to negotiate a treaty with the indigenous peoples commonly known as the Okanagan Nation of free, prior and informed consent, it is the duty of the State to implement Erga Omnes to determine the cognizance of Canada, British Columbia, RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), and the judicial and legislative branch of Her Majesty in Right of Canada and Her Majesty in Right of British Columbia. Failure to adhere to these principals in law constitutes my right to discredit in the amount of $500,000.00 CDN to any officer, agent, employee of the Crown, as registered and bonded by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Canada Revenue Agency, land registry, the judicial Branch of Her Majesty in Right of British Columbia, Her Majesty in Right of Canada, the legislative Branch of Her Majesty in Right of British Columbia, and Her Majesty in Right of Canada and any and all applications, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, and any and all processes that these entities enforce to contract. As joint secured party claimant with Her Majesty the Queen, all ministers, directors, agents, employees of the Crown given this PERMANENT LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE guarantees their public and private property as collateral in making an offer to contract in the amount of $500,000.00 for failure to provide proof of jurisdiction sent NOTICE OF INTEREST Penticton Indian Band, Oct. 23rd, 2012, Reg. Mail# 78 840 260 500CA /Received 2012/10/24, Brad Haugli, Penticton RCMP, Oct. 23rd, 2012, Reg. Mail# 78 840 260 513CA /Received - 2012/10/24, Peter Hourihan, Deputy Commissioner, Oct. 23rd, 2012, Reg. Mail# 78 867 648 505CA /Received - 2012/10/24, Kevin Begg, Ass. Deputy Minister, Oct. 23rd, 2012, Reg. Mail# 78 867 648 496CA /Received - 2012/ 10/25, Michele Lanouette, Policing Directorate, Oct. 23rd, 2012, Reg. Mail# 78 867 648 173CA /Received - 2012/10/26, NOTICE OF DEFAULT, AFFIDAVIT OF OBLIGATION and Notices sent to the Attorney General for British Columbia and the Attorney General for Canada, and other supporting documents.

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LOCAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS | SUNDAYS Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre Peachland Baptist Sunday School, 9:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

Yoga, 7:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre

Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Variety Singers, 9:30am, 50+

AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Tween Scene, 2:30-5pm, 4th Street Place Peachland Guides 5:15pm, community centre

Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Central Okanagan Friendship Tuesday, Model Railway blood pressure readings Company Group, 7pm, and massage 1pm, movie Peachland Museum 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Wellness Circle, 10 am, Peachland Wellness Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Floor Hockey BOYS AND GIRLS (age 8-12), 6:30CLUBS, Tweens 7:30pm, community 5-6:30pm, middle teens centre; $2 (Jumpstart 6:30-8pm, 4th St. Anglifunding available) can Church Bridge, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Baptist Peachland Sparks Church Gym Night, (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, 7-8:15pm, Peachland community centre Youth Night, 7-8:15pm, Community Centre (for Peachland Baptist Church Kindergarten - Grade 6) Youth Boxing Club, (For Grades 6-9) 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Sunshine Singers, Tai Chi (Wellness 1:30pm, Peachland Wood Carvers, 7pm, Centre), 6pm, United Wellness Centre 50+ Activity Centre Church Hall Peachland Baptist Ladies’ Morning CofComputer Literacy, 10 Church Gym Night, fee, 10-11am, Peacham -12 pm, Peachland 7-8:15 pm, Peachland land Wellness Centre Wellness Centre. By ap- Community Centre pointment only. For children K-6.

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THURSDAYS Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Storytime, 11:30am, starts Feb. 7, Peachland Library Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS, middle teen hangout 5:30-7pm, community centre. Free. Bingo, 6:45pm, 50+ Activity Centre

FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only) BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OUTING, meet at community centre; Call to register. Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2-3pm, Peachland Wellness Centre, resumes January 11 Men’s Coffee, 10am11am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 9:30am beginners, 10am continued level, United Church Hall Ladies Cribbage, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre

UPCOMING EVENTS Winter Family Fun Day, Saturday, February 2, 11 am3 pm, Turner Park. Skating and tobogganing fun organized by Peachland Fire Brigade volunteers. There will be burgers, hot chocolate, and a fire! The event is free, but there will be a donation box to help recover costs.

Friends of the Peachland Library Meeting, Tuesday, February 5, 11 am-12 pm, Peachland Library. This will be the Friends of the Peachland Library’s first meeting of 2013. It’s an opportunity to vote on the new executive and meet our new librarian. New members most welcome.

Peachland Ambassadors Recruitment Meeting, Tuesday, February 5, 7 pm, Peachland Community Centre. Youth interested in becoming a Peachland Ambassador candidate are invited to attend. The meeting is open to all youth in Peachland between the ages of 15-17. For more information about the program call Linda at 778479-2843.

Peachland Sportsmen’s Association 28th Annual Game Banquet & Dance, February 9, doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $50 and available at Valley Glass in Westbank. Family Day, February 11, Celebrate BC’s newest stat holiday. February 11, 2013 will be the first Family Day celebrated in BC.

The Peachland HeArts Festival, Feb. 11-17 with a week of activities from various groups. Artisan’s Showcase Feb. 16-17 in 4th Street Place. To exhibit, please call Deb at 250-767-6796.

air as we walk Beach Avenue’s Centennial walk way. Returning back to the Community Centre for a stretch out in a mini yoga session followed by tea, healthy snack and a Valentines treat. Please pre-register before Feb. 14.

1:30 pm, will be doing a photographic presentation of his images of the Peruvian Amazon including the Sacred Valley and the Lost City of the Incas at The Little School House, as part of the Wellness Centre Speaker Series. Admission by donation.

February Freeze Up 5K, February 17, 15 years and over. Don’t let winter doldrums keep you from being active! The February Freeze Up 5K Run and Walk is an opportunity to get outdoors. Whether you are Happy Heart Valentines participating competitively Day Walk, February 14, 16 years and over Meet at or for active fun, the social atmosphere will help you get the community centre for our Valentines Day “Move for going and keep moving. a Happy Heart” walk. Enjoy the energy of February fresh Chris Byrd, February 19,

Peachland Volunteer Breakfast, March 1, Mayor and council will be donning aprons and hats to serve up breakfast to the valuable volunteers of Peachland. Organizations are encouraged to book a table and individuals are asked to RSVP by Feb. 25.

Darcie Hossack, Feb 12, 7-8pm, Peachland Library. The Friends of the Peachland Library are hosting Darcie Hossack, an accomplished author and columnist, as the first speaker in its newly reinvigorated speaker series.

Easter Egg Hunt, March 29, 2-12 years, Enjoy bouncy fun, making bunny baskets,

face painting, and of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand for the Easter Egg Hunt. Children will collect the plastic eggs in the bunny baskets they make and trade the eggs in for a goody bag filled with Easter treats. Please note the registration deadline is March 25. Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards, May 3, Residents are recognized for their service. Visit www.peachland.ca for more information. Peachland Players “Blythe Spirits” May 23 to 25. Written in 1941 the play has remained the longest running comedy in the history of British Theatre for three decades thereafter.

Don’t forget Valentine’s Day - a perfect time to share the love! Did you know Valentine’s Day has become one of the biggest events in the retail calendar? Second only to Christmas, it is a huge money maker!

• Flowers • Chocolates • Dinners Out • Gift Certificates • Clothing • Accessories • Baking The biggest sales days happen on the weekend before the 14th of February!

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faith

Faith, like smartphones, more complicated than it has to be Robin Graves St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Special to the Peachland View

well beyond my ken. You can imagine, then, the sense of wonder and misgiving as I held my first smart phone. I was convinced that in the engagement that was about to begin it would prove smarter than I. Well, it’s been quite a ride. It is not just a phone, but also a calendar, address book, camera, music box, internet portal and app centre. There are no buttons to push, but a screen to swipe. Sleek and slim, covered with Ghost Armor and cosseted in neoprene, it doesn’t just ring, it vibrates and warbles, rattles and hums. The learning curve has been steep, and diving into the manual and the online forums I despaired of ever achieving competence, let alone mastery. At one point our daughter, burdened by her role

Just a year ago, determined to move decisively into the 2010’s, I decided to purchase a smart phone. Yes, I’d had cell phones before. The first was an analog Motorola, a phone of heft and substance, a veritable brick. The second was a Nokia, a digital candy bar, light, discreet, stylish. Both were used on a pay-asyou-go basis, purchased primarily for emergencies. They were phones – with buttons – to call people. I liked that. It was manageable. Yes, my children assured me, I could text – but why would I want to text them to tell them that dinner was ready? I mean, really! And T9 – well, that was a language

as go-to tech guru, sat me down. “Dad, what is it you’re trying to do?” I replied, “I want to make a simple phone call. I’m trying to call your mother.” “Okay,” she said, “You dial the number and press the call button.” I indicated that I wasn’t sure how to do that, at which point she said in complete exasperation, “You select the dial pad, you press the number buttons, you press call. Dad, you just do it! It’s not rocket science!” Fast forward - just last week I was unpacking a box of books passed on by retired clergy who were in the midst of down-sizing. Some of the titles were familiar, many not. Some were classics from years ago, others more recently written. Together they surveyed a wide range of ministry

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interests: systematic theology, doctrine and dogma, liturgy and worship, pastoral care, Christian education, church history, congregational development, church growth, prayer and spirituality. So much wisdom and still so much more to learn! As I moved between the box and bookshelf I found myself, unexpectedly, remembering the unadorned conversations of 30 years ago that marked the beginning of my call to professional ministry in the church. There was a freshness and simplicity about those conversations that has not always been easy to retain. Indeed, at times the words of gospel faithfulness have been in danger of being overwhelmed or obscured by the plans, politics and

preoccupations of church as institution. Certainly, I’ve found, it’s easy enough and tempting enough to get caught up in today’s pervasive concern for the survival of the church. And certainly those involved in working for the church are among the most vulnerable. We are easily entangled and ensnared in difficult, contentious and often destructive debate. We don’t make it easy for ourselves, nor I expect do we make it easy for those who would simply seek God’s presence in the world. I’m not sure, though, that it has to be so difficult. The original conversations between Jesus and his followers were fairly straightforward and unadorned. Love God. You’re your neighbour as yourself. Seek justice, serve others, offer welcome,

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foster reconciliation, live with hope, and yearn for peace. The calling today is unchanged: lend support, offer encouragement, risk engagement, bring comfort, and be present with cards, notes, phone calls, texts, touch of hand, laughter shared, and warm embrace. It sounds straightforward enough, until it is overwhelmed by meetings, councils, agendas, reports, commissions, task forces and the myriad other expressions of church in the midst of churchland. “Dad, you just do it! It’s not rocket science!” Our daughter may well be right – and so I can’t help but wonder, if each of us were to simply live the gospel life, would our care for the future of the church diminish and would we not see our world already transformed?

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Dr. John Brinkerhoff Dr. Praven Chetty Dr. Alanna Leverrier

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Chiropractor Peachland Chiropractic Dr. Spencer Devenney

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Places of Faith St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street

The Bahá’í Faith In Peachland

“Purify and sanctify the spirits that the light of the Sun of Reality may shine upon them.”

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, B.C. 250-769-5685

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Sunday Services

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Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m.

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Sunday School

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Peachland Baptist Church

Guest Speaker

Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 am

Tom Harbour, Counselling Pastor

Church service at 10:30 am (Children’s church during service) Fellowship time with coffee and cookies at 11:30 a.m.

Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday

Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270

Service 9 a.m.

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For all your mortgage needs...

CURRENT RATE SPECIALS 5 yr fixed rate 2.99% 3 yr fixed rate 2.75% 5 yr variable (Prime – 0.35%) 2.65%

$329,000

$364,900

308-3996 Beach Avenue - Wow! Semi-waterfront, top floor. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. Pool, hot tub, exercise room, steps to the beach and easy walk to all amenities. Everything you will need and located in beautiful Peachland. Best priced unit in complex. MLS®10058719

Some conditions apply. Rates may change at any time.

Let us negotiate for your best mortgage!

#126, 2250 Louie Drive - Detached 1480 sq ft 2 bed, 2 bath Rancher in Westlake Gardens. Totally updated w/new counters, designer palette of wall paint complimented with beautiful hardwood floors. Lots of living space includes formal dining room, eat-in kitchen & casual family room. MLS®10057769

5305 Bradbury St, Peachland - Enjoy your stunning view of Okanagan Lake from this 3 bedroom custom built West Coast Architecture home, beautifully landscaped, garden, big luscious green back yard, a must see, a great family home. The Ponderosa Pines living, and Okanagan lake view await you from your back yard and/or deck.

www.kelownaokanaganrealestate.com

Bryon Knutsen

$459,900

(250) 863-1282 “Our” Community “Your” Realtor

Lara Cody 250-868-7114 laracody@invis.ca

• Director’s Platinum Award • President’s Gold Award • Master Sales Award

You don’t have to do it alone! Hire one of these fine realtors to make the moving process easy.

$384,900

322-4350 Ponderosa Drive - Eagle’s View Town home. 1218 sq. ft 2 bed 2 bath. Enjoy breathtaking views from this gorgeous top floor unit. The Quail floor plan features 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The spacious gourmet maple kitchen with granite counters, large island has an abundance of cabinets. The great room has vaulted ceilings with 9’ ceilings through out, a gas fireplace direct access to a 225 sq ft covered deck to enjoy the stunning view. There is hardwood throughout accented by ceramic tile. MLS®10058725

Eric Steinbach

PROFESSIONALS

The Real Estate Crew Navigate Home with the Crew!

250.718.8677 • www.realestatecrew.ca

Executive Style!

5878E Beach Avenue

Larry Guilbault Peachland, BC VOH 1X7

bryonknutsen@royallepage.com

HARD.

250-826-2047

Leanne Cody 250-215-5028 leannecody@invis.ca

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PAPERWORK IS

MLS®10049660

Great Deal!

Executive Style!

$249,000

EXCEPTIONAL LAKE VIEW!

$649,000

#100-5460 Clements Crescent

5297 Bradbury Road

MLS# 10055992

MLS# 10053805

This is a complete package deal- This cute corner unit townhome in Peachland is blocks from beach, shopping, walking trails & elementary school. This home can come complete with all furniture... ready to move in! This must be seen to appreciate the value for any buyer but especially a first time home buyer that has no extra money for furniture or belongings. The home also has S/S appliances.

Paradise Awaits! Stunning lake and vineyard/valley views with this 4 bed/4 bath executive style home that sits on a 1/2 acre flat property! Very well maintained newer in-ground salt water pool, new granite counters, new beautiful tile and hardwood floors, new appliances, 2 gas f/p. Oversize double heated garage with a extra area for a workshop! The list is endless on this home.

Reduced!

Suite Deal!

$369,000

$257,000

#238-4035 Gellatly Road South

3448 Old Okanagan Hwy

MLS# 10043043

MLS# 10054116

REDUCED!!!! Canyon Ridge! Relax in style! This fantastic gated community with clubhouse and proximity to Okanagan Lake is ideal for people looking to live a carefree lifestyle. This 2 bed/2 bath semi-detached home has a open plan with hardwood floors and tile throughout and comes complete with a island kitchen and newer appliances. A/C, Double garage.

Reduced! Great Value in this 1/2 duplex home in a convenient location with a 1 bed in-law suite downstairs. Walking distance to all amenities including medical, recreational facilities, transportation and major shopping! Great income helper or investment. Semifenced yard. Call Kevin for more details.

Investment!

Corner Unit!

$379,000

$224,900

764 Francis Ave

#102-2523 Shannon View Drive

MLS# 10058727

MLS# 10058286

Great 4 bed/ 2 bath home within blocks to the hospital with many new features. Brand new high efficiency furnace, newer roof, new paint in and out, hardwood, tile. This home is very clean and well maintained. Walk to the beach! Great investment. Don’t miss this opportunity. Call Kevin for more details.

Gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath home with views of Shannon Lake golf course! This home shows A+ with a great sized kitchen c/w island and eating bar, granite counters, maple cabinets, upgraded stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. Secured underground parking -2 parking spaces included! Well appointed home that is close to all amenities. Private corner unit with a nice view of the mountains from your large patio.

$750,000 3514 Royal Gala Drive, West Kelowna - Welcome to your beautiful Mission Hill walk out rancher with Breathtaking lake & vineyard views. Soak away your days tensions in your private hot tub! This home has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. MLS®10055815

www.KelownaRealEstateGroup.ca Professionals

Troy Fischer 250.878.0626

Integrity without compromise

Darcy Elder 250.869.2345

Saving up for your Dream Home?

One of these realtors will be happy to help you make the most of your savings!

Kevin Philippot (250) 215-4320 cell

(250) 717-5000 Kelowna office (250) 768-3339 West Kelowna office

PROFESSIONALS kevinphilippot@remax.net Plenty of Parking

More Great Homes: www.TeamMartin.ca

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$59,900 5297 Bradbury Road Paradise Awaits! Stunning lake and vineyard/valley views with this 4 bed/4 bath executive style home that sits on a 1/2 acre flat property! Very well maintained newer in-ground salt water pool, new granite counters, new beautiful tile and hardwood floors, new appliances, 2 gas f/p. Oversize double heated garage with a extra area for a workshop! The list is endless on this home. MLS# 10053805

4036 Smith Way, Peachland - Lovely 5 bed/3 bath rancher w/o, perfect for retirees or 1st time buyers! Great layout, large rooms, hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, modern paint, 4 pc. ensuite, 2 gas f/p, A/C, dbl. car garage, flat driveway & RV parking, plus suite for in-laws or mortgage helper. CALL TRACEY FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION! MLS®10058331

$409,000 • 6032 Garraway Place Very large, spacious rancher perfect for a home based business or the whole family, with a fully finished basement family friendly plan, 3 bedrooms on the main and 2 bedrooms in basement, family room off kitchen with gas F/P, kitchen nook, french doors to the living room, skylight, spacious large bedrooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, if you’re looking for space for the whole family this is a must see! MLS®10056136

EDGEWATER PINES#7 6663 Hwy 97 S What an opportunity here; well maintained, updated and spacious open floor plan with this 2 bed / 1 bath 974 sq ft single wide in Peachland’s finest 55+ community, Edgewater Pines. MLS®10056109

$649,000

Kevin Philippot (250) 215-4320 cell (250) 717-5000 Kelowna office (250) 768-3339 West Kelowna office

Derek Martin 250-878-1555 Personal Real Estate Corporation

Charles Martin 250-717-7000 info@TeamMartin.ca

kevinphilippot@remax.net PROFESSIONALS

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February 1 2013 Peachland View  
February 1 2013 Peachland View  

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