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Municipal taxes to go up 2.2 per cent
AT A GLANCE District issues water quality advisory
Spring runoff season continues in Peachland, prompting the district to issue a water quality advisory for the second time this season.page 2
Joanne Layh Peachland View
between 5th and 6th Streets. While Peachland has among the highest number of seniors per capita in the country, there are no subsidized or market seniors’ housing units available in the community, which means many residents are forced to leave town as their housing and support needs change with age. One such Peachlander is Julie Mearns, who will soon have to move away from Peachland because there is nowhere in town that can support her changing needs. Mearns, who will turn 90 years old this week, has lived in Peachland and been highly involved in the community for over 20 years. Mearns has been active as a volunteer or a member in numerous organizations in Peachland, including the local legion, so when she leaves town, she’ll also be leaving behind some very
Peachland homeowners can expect a 2.2 per cent tax increase in their municipal property taxes this year, according to the 2014 financial plan bylaw that is likely to be adopted April 29. Overall, the average single family dwelling will be assessed a 2.4 per cent tax increase, when taxes to other governments are taken into consideration, including Okanagan Regional Library, RDCO, Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District, School District 23 and the Municipal Finance Authority. As a result of tax increases from various levels of government, the average single-family dwelling will see an approximate overall increase of $73.24 in 2014. This year the net policing assessment for Peachland will increase to $418,287, up from $318,082 in 2013, as a result of phasing out funding from the policing reserve used to mitigate the policing tax impact. The increased cost of policing will result in an estimated 2.5 per cent tax increase or approximately $33.90, for the average singlefamily dwelling. “The final year for the phasing out of the funding is 2015,” direc-
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RDCO invites people to declutter their lives at trunk sale
Looking to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or gently used stuff? Then you’ll want to take part in the latest trunk sale at Okanagan College on Saturday May 24. page 7
Rotary spring gala to raise funds for the community
Spring is here and Peachlanders and visitors can be seen enjoying the community’s splendid exercise facilities. Rotary has been proud to use some of the funds raised at its annual galas to contribute to the exercise stations on the fitness trail in Lambly Park. page 13
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SPECTATORS WATCH THE RUBBER RACERS ﬂoat down Trepanier Creek during Peachland’s first annual Rubber Ducky Race on Apr. 19.
For more photos, see page 8.
PEACHLAND SENIORS’ HOUSING CRISIS
Local resident soon to be forced out of town due to lack of seniors’ housing
Joanne Layh / Peachland View Last month a joint announcement from the governments of Canada and British Columbia to commit an additional investment of more than $300 million over the next five years toward affordable housing in the province sparked hope that the proposed affordable seniors’ housing project in Peachland may finally receive funding to move forward, but to date there has been no word from BC Housing about which communities might be approved for project funding. Peachland has been working towards an affordable seniors’ housing project since 2005 but has so far been unsuccessful in obtaining the necessary provincial funding required to make the project feasible. The latest draft of the proposal was submitted to the province last year for a two-phase project that would initially include 60 units of housing and some commercial space
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District issues water quality advisory Joanne Layh / Peachland View Spring runoff season continues in Peachland, prompting the district to issue a water quality advisory for the second time this season. “The recent weather has caused a rise in turbidity today, Saturday, April 19, to a level above 1.0NTU,” Shawn Grundy of Peachland’s water department said in a press release issued last weekend. “As such, a water quality advisory has been issued and will remain in force until further notice.” At press time, water from a Deep Creek was at 1.01 NTU, which has a “fair” rating on the turbidity index. Spring runoff and turbidity (dirty water) are annual occurrences in the region, typically from March to June. While the associated health risks are minimal, Interior Health recommends that the following groups of people drink boiled water or a safe alternative, such as bottled water, until further notice:
• Children; • The elderly; • People with weakened immune systems; and • Anyone seeking additional protection. While the water advisory is in effect, the above persons should boil any water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice or brushing teeth. Residents with extra fine water filters in their homes may want to check to ensure their filters can cope if silt is present in the water supply. During spring runoff residents are advised they can expect water that looks cloudy or brownish. District staff have notified local businesses and public places with hand delivered notices and placed sandwich boards advising of the water quality status at all strategic intersections in the community. For more information contact the District of Peachland at 250767-2647 or 250-767-2108 or visit www.interiorhealth.ca.
DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ERIN HAYMAN (left) was presented with a
certificate in local government service delivery from Mayor Keith Fielding at last Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. The certificate was awarded by the provincial board of examiners, who commended Hayman for her achievement and offered their recognition of her academic qualifications and work experience in the local government field.
Local resident soon to be forced out of town due to lack of seniors’ housing Continued from page 1
important community connections. “The legion has quite a lot of activity and I like to be a part of it,” Mearns said in an interview with The View. “I used to help out whenever they needed help. There is quite a bit going on here through the legion.” Mearns is also a member of the Fifty Plus Activity Centre, where she enjoys dancing and getting together with friends at the monthly potluck dinners. “If there is good music, I’m on the floor,” Mearns said. Mearns was once a
Peachland Wellness Centre volunteer but in recent years has become a participant in many of the programs, including the seniors excursions and the Sunshine Singers group. “We meet Wednesdays and that’s really good. It feels good to sing and I come out of there feeling really happy because we sing all kinds of songs. Music makes you feel good,” Mearns said. Mearns also enjoys participating in the wellness centre’s intergenerational choir, which joins seniors with Grade 2 students at Peachland Elementary School. “It’s great. The kids
We want to hear from you Have you or has someone close to you been impacted by the lack of affordable seniors housing in Peachland? Have an opinion you’d like to share about seniors’ housing? If so, we want to hear from you. Send all letters to the editor and story suggestions to editor@ peachlandview.com or call 250-767-7771 and ask for Joanne. are wonderful. You’d be surprised how much they know. They’re really good and they’re so friendly. They enjoy it and they’re entertaining, friendly and loving,” Mearns said. “You get lots of hugs when you’re there.” Over the last 20 years, Mearns has de-
veloped a strong social network of friends that she will miss deeply when the time comes to leave the community. “I like it here. We go walking a lot. We walk into town and back just about every day if the weather is good,” Mairns said. “If I move to Kelowna or some-
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thing, it’s too far. You lose track. Every time you move you lose track of your friends and I meet with friends a lot. There is always someone to walk with or have lunch with and the legion is really good. They have quite a bit going and I know a lot of people there. It’s good here.” Mairns said if the proposed affordable seniors’ housing project were built downtown, it would be perfect because she would be close to the places and people she enjoys. “I would be really close,” Mairns said. “I would rather stay here in Peachland.” Mairns is now at the stage in life where her friends are concerned about her safety and very soon she will have to make a decision about moving someplace where her needs can be better looked after. “I’m happy where I am. I don’t really want to go anywhere,” Mairns said. “But I guess I’ll have to make
RESIDENT JULIE MEARNS will soon be forced to leave the community, due to a lack of seniors’ housing in Peachland. a move.” Mairns says as there are no options in Peachland, she has begun to look at housing in West Kelowna and Kelowna, though she would like to delay moving as long as possible. Recently Mairns spent a weekend trying out one housing option in West Kelowna but quickly found herself missing her friends back in Peachland. “It was nice there but I was lonesome. I really was,” Mairns said. “I don’t think I’d like
it. I was there for just the weekend but I was lonesome. I left a day early to go home. The people were friendly but I just wasn’t happy there. I went home a day early because I just couldn’t handle it. I just couldn’t wait to go home. I like it here. I’m quite happy in Peachland. The older you get the harder it is. This is a smaller community where you get to know everybody. You get used to your neighbours and your routine.”
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Trial date set for RDCO issues water quality advisory for former reporter Star Place water customers Dave Preston Joanne Layh / Peachland View
DAVE PRESTON Joanne Layh Peachland View A trial date has been set for former Peachland reporter Dave Preston. Preston is scheduled to appear in court in Kelowna October 8 - 9. Preston will be in court facing the following charges: • One count of making or publishing child pornography; • One count of importing or distributing child pornography; and • One count of possession of child pornography. According to reports, police executed
a search warrant at Preston’s Peachland home last June to seize computer equipment after allegedly obtaining information from an online undercover RCMP officer with the Integrated Child Exploitation Unit. Preston was a former Peachland View reporter. He left The View in February 2012. Preston was also the founder of an online publication, peachlandnews.com. Preston published his final story on his website on June 27, 2013, stating he was unable to continue updating the site due to personal issues.
Due to increased turbidity in the water system source, the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has issued a water quality advisory for residents served by the Star Place water system in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The advisory affects eight properties connected to the community water system on Star Place off Trepanier Road near the Okanagan Connector (Hwy 97-C). “Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water from the system tested, regional district staff recommends that as a precaution, Falcon Ridge water custom-
ers follow Interior Health guidelines,” RDCO communications officer Bruce Smith said in a press release issued Apr. 17. While the associated health risks are minimal, Interior Health recommends that the following groups of people drink boiled water or a safe alternative, such as bottled water, until further notice: • Children; • The elderly; • People with weakened immune systems; and • Anyone seeking additional protection. While the water advisory is in effect, the above persons should boil any water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice or brushing teeth.
Residents with extra fine water filters in their homes may want to check to ensure their filters can cope if silt is present in the water supply. Roadside sign notices are in place to advise residents of the precautionary water quality advisory. The water quality advisory is in effect until further notice. For more information visit the regional district water system website at regionaldistrict.com/water or contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@ cord.bc.ca or 250-469-6241. To subscribe online for regional district water quality advisories or alerts by email, visit regionaldistrict.com/water. For inquiries directed to Interior Health contact 250767-2108 or visit www.interiorhealth.ca.
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tor of financial services Doug Pryde said at last Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. “The impact would be that in 2016 the taxpayer will be paying the full amount for policing services.” According to the financial plan, residential taxes will total $3,310,713 (92.6 per cent of taxes) while commercial/business taxes will total $191,331 (5.4 per cent
of taxes). The cost of transit services is estimated to be $141,000, up from $120,000 in 2013, as a result of council’s decision to provide residents with increased transit service in Peachland. Capital expenditures projects for 2014 total $4,575,364. The proposed budget, which received three readings at last Tuesday’s council meeting, includes the following key capital expendi-
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tures: • Road rehabilitations program (paving/repaving, crack sealing and repairing) - $111,052; • LED street lights - $77,265 (funded through a BC Hydro grant); • Ponderosa Drive pedestrian safety improvements - $80,000 ($48,000 funded through gas taxes); • Fire hall concept -
$35,000; • Community centre upgrades $285,726; • Walkway from Ponderosa to Clements - $60,000 (funded through gas taxes); • Chevallier Park playground replacement - $25,000; • Dog park fencing $9,000; • Community sign at Beach Ave. and 6th Street - $30,000;
• Multi-Use Pathway from 13th Street to Todd Road - $64,980 (funded through regional gas taxes); and • Drainage and roads interconnect $3,329,164 (funded by Treegroup). The 2014 financial plan, tax rates, and parcel tax bylaws are expected to be adopted at a special council meeting on April 29.
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APRIL 25, 2014
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I went to 7-Eleven hoping to snap a photo of someone taking advantage of the store’s special promotion – fill any container of Slurpee for $1.49. (I phoned the head office for permission.) I was told by a staff member that some people had brought in milk jugs, so I patiently waited for the right opportunity. I was just about to leave empty-handed when a young girl walked in with a colossal travel mug. After she filled it to the brim (I couldn’t believe she was going to drink the whole thing), I explained what my intention was and she agreed to a photograph outside of the store. As I led her to the side of the building, a man in pickup truck called me over and asked me what I was doing, particularly why I was “taking the girl around the corner.” I explained myself and produced my business card as proof of identity. But the man didn’t appear convinced as he waited until the girl left the scene. I thanked him for looking out for the girl’s safety because most people would not have questioned the situation. Who knows, in another time or location, this could have been an abduction case, with parents pleading for the return of their daughter.
It took courage for this man to speak out. Imagine how many child abductions could have been prevented if others had done the same. Don’t be afraid to speak up or call the police if you see something that raises your suspicion. Research shows that of the 58,000 non-family abductions each year in the United States, 63 per cent involved a family friend, long-term acquaintance, neighbour, caretaker, babysitter or person in a position of authority. Only 37 per cent involved a stranger. (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) One study in Canada found that 38 per cent of attempted abductions occur while a child is walking alone to or from school, or riding a bicycle. Thirty-seven per cent of attempted abductions occur between the hours of 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. on a weekend, while nearly 70 per cent involve a suspect driving a vehicle. Seventy-two percent of attempted abduction victims are female. The website www.missingkids.ca is a great resource on the topic. It offers many tips, such as this one: If you suspect your child has been adducted, do not call his or her cell phone because it may alert the abductor, who may discard the phone. To report a tip or a sighting of a missing child, call 1-866-543-8477.
Forcing families to attend parole reviews is unthinkable MP Dan Albas / Commentary One of many things I have learned in my time as a Member of Parliament is that when it comes to serious acts of senseless violence and the traumatic loss of loved ones, while media attention is often very intense when these acts occur, it is more often than not short-lived. Family and friends left behind from these brutal acts of violence never forget and even decades later are still impacted in ways that forever change their lives. In 1982 a disturbing act of violence took the lives of a loving family of six while Dan Albas, MP on a camping trip in Wells Gray provincial park. The shock of losing a local family, including two young girls, devastating many in the community of Westbank. Friends, co-workers
and classmates to this very day are still reminded of this tragedy as every two years they are forced to re-live their loss and this horrific event. Why do I say they are forced? The individual responsible for taking the lives of this family, David Shearing (who has since changed his name to David Ennis), is due for yet another legislated review that could potentially lead to being paroled. For the family and friends left behind, this means another trip they must finance to travel a significant distance in order to appear at the review. I believe we should all take a moment to reflect on this situation. September is a time of year when children and families are getting ready for a new school year. It should not be a time when families and friends are forced to travel a significant distance at great expense solely to relive a life-altering tragedy and face the individual who forever destroyed their families and friendships. The fact that the victims are forced to continually make this journey and relive this horror every few years is, in my view, unthinkable. It seldom makes the news these days, but when I hear from the victims, friends and classmates,
this is a situation that continues to cause great pain and suffering for all of them. Many live in fear to this day in the event that parole is ever granted. As I shared in the House of Commons in June of last year, it should not have to be this way. No family should be forced to endure reliving such a horrific tragedy over and over at parole hearings. Many citizens I have heard from in Westbank/West Kelowna agree and currently a petition and other advocacy campaigns are underway to help gain support to take action in this situation. I support the citizens of Westbank in these efforts and that is why I am also supporting Private Members Bill C-587 from OkanaganShuswap MP Colin Mayes. Bill C-587 (formerly Bill C-478 from Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan) “Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act.” Bill C-587 is a very specific bill that is intended to impact only those individuals convicted of very serious criminal acts involving abduction, sexual assault and ulSee BILL PROPOSES on page 5
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Bill proposes to address parole Continued from page 4
timately murder. Bill C-587 does not propose to alter the period of time a criminal convicted of these combined acts would spend in jail. What Bill C-587 does propose is to offer a judge the added discretionary ability of increasing the period of parole ineligibility from the current 25 year maximum up to a maximum of 40 years. The intent of this bill is solely to spare families and victims the trauma of having to appear at a parole hearing every two years, as is currently the case for those in
West Kelowna appearing at the Alberta located hearing for David Ennis. This bill, if passed, would have also been of benefit to families who lost loved ones from other convicted murderers such as Clifford Olson (now deceased), Paul Bernardo, David James Dobson and others. This bill is currently awaiting second reading debate. If you would like further information on this or any bill before the House of Commons please contact me via email at dan.albas@ parl.gc.ca or toll free at 1-800-665-8711.
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Rubber Ducky race event was a great success Rubber Ducky Races
If your Easter weekend included a visit to the Rubber Ducky Races you will know
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This week council approved resolutions enabling key components of the New Monaco development to proceed to public hearing. These resolutions (now at second reading stage) concern the creation of a Comprehensive Development (CD 10) zone for the project; an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment; and a Phased Development Agreement (PDA) outlining obligations and commitments on the part of both the developer and the district. In moving the project to public hearing stage, council is satisfied that this innovative development will be a great asset to the community and
A CL215 FROM BUFFALO AIRWAYS practiced dropping water on Rattlesnake Island this week for the History Television show Ice Pilots NWT.
that the public interest fully protected. However, we look forward to hearing from the public in May, at a date yet to be finalized.
2014 Financial Plan
Council has given first three readings to the 2014 financial plan, which has minor tax impacts as a result of a healthy surplus in 2013 combined with additional revenue from new construction assessment and limited reserve funding. For the average single family home the budget represents a 2.2 per cent increase in general municipal property taxes.
In other local tax categories increases occur for policing, approximately $34, and for transit, approximately $7. Parcel taxes for sewer remain unchanged but show an increase of $25 for continued funding of the water master plan.
While pickleball players will be disappointed, tennis players will be relieved to know that given the high usage of the tennis courts in summer months, council has not given support to a proposal to permit pickleball to
be played on the tennis courts on a separately marked court. However, council recognizes that pickleball is growing in popularity and has requested staff to report back on other options for provision of an outdoor court.
The proposal by the regional district to spread biosolids (sewage sludge) at
the Brenda Mines site remains only that – a proposal. Before any decision is made on this matter, Peachland has required that there be public information sessions in Peachland to explain the proposal and the safeguards to prevent any contamination of our watershed as well as confirmation from the Interior Health Authority that, if ap-
proved, there would be no negative effects on Peachland’s water supply. There will be ample opportunity for public to attend presentations on the matter and to express informed opinion before any final decision is made. Council has made it clear that it will not support the project if there is any risk to our watershed or water quality.
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that the event was great fun and a huge success. It attracted people of all ages including children, and even those of advanced years, setting loose the child within. Who would have thought that batches of ducks tearing down Trepanier Creek could cause such excitement – you had to be there! Congratulations to the Tourism Advisory Committee for sponsoring this fund-raiser for the Visitor Information Centre. I look forward to this becoming an annual event and growing in popu-
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LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS | firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAYS
Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre 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. Ukulele Group, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre. Call 250-767-6574. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Mid-week Study and Conversation Coffee, 9:30am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Trail Blazers, 9:30am, Power Creek Trail Outdoor Fitness Trail Orientations, 10am. Meet at the kiosk by Trepanier Creek. Call 250-767-0141 for info. Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Computer Literacy, 10amnoon, all sessions take place at Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Wellness Circle Fitness Equipment Guides, 10am. Call 250-767-2133 to register for your spot Peachland Boardwalk for Seniors, 12pm AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Friendship Tuesday/Movie, 1-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Peachland Sparks and Brownies, 5:45-7pm, community centre Bridge (Experienced), 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Yoga, 8-9am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Pincushion Hike & Yoga, 9:30am. Call Dawn 250-8786342 Wellness Circle, 10-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Speaker on second and fourth Wednesdays of the month Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 11am-1pm, community centre Chess, 1:15-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Sunshine Singers, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Writer’s Bloc, every second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Tween Cooking Night, 5-7:30pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Lions Den Meeting, 7 pm. 2nd week: 6th Ave. Police Station. 4th week: community centre. Dan 250-767-9034 Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Tai Chi, 9:30am, United Church Annex Free Tax Clinics, 9:30am-noon, Emmanuel Church. Until Apr. 24. Call 250-768-3305. Intergenerational Choir, 9:30am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Boardwalk, 9:30am Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 10:45amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library. For ages 3 to 5. Until Apr. 24. Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Breastfeeding Cafe, second and last Thursday, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Call 250-7670141 Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Drop in Floor Hockey (8-10yrs) 4:30-5:30pm, community centre Trail Blazers, 5:30pm, Power Creek Trail Gentle Yoga, 6-7pm, community centre Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Volleyball, 7-8:30pm, community centre
Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Men’s Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 10am-noon, community centre Yoga Beginners, 10:30-11:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Crib, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Legotime for Kids, 3pm, Peachland Library. Every other Friday until May 30. Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
MONDAYS Yoga Advanced Beginners, 8-9am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Coffee, 10am-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Income Tax Program, 1-3pm, Wellness Centre. Until Apr. 17. Needle Arts/Quilting, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Learn to Speak Spanish, 6:308:30pm, community centre Wood Carving, 7-9pm, 50+ Activity Centre
SATURDAYS Trail Blazers, 9:30am, Power Creek Trail Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Dance Church, 10:30am-12:00, Peachland Youth Centre, sliding scale cost of $5-$10. Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Boys and Girls Club, 3-5pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Ages 6-12. Youth Drop-In, 5:30-9pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+
UPCOMING EVENTS Dollhouse Miniatures Show & Sale, Apr. 26, 10am - 3 pm, Peachland Community Centre. Admission $3. Wheelchair access, lots of free parking. For more information call Barb 250-767-2842 Art Auction and Bake Sale, Apr. 26, 2-4pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Check out the talents of
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Summerland Seniors Village Open House, May 3, 10am-3pm, 12803 Atkinson Road, Summerland. Call Sharon for more information at 250-404-4304.
Civic Awards Night, May 2. Recognizing volunteerism and excellence in Peachland. Awards night is open to everyone.
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Peachland Chamber of Commerce AGM, May 26, Historic Primary School. Save this date and watch for more details to be announced. Watch weekly for updates on this year’s Board nominaMother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show, May 11, 2 - 4pm, Peachland tion and election process.
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COMMUNITY | NEWS
Celebrating spring at the Easter Egg Hunt & Party
THE ELUSIVE EASTER BUNNY pauses for a moment with Peachland Ambassador
EASTER EGGS WERE PURSUED at the recreation centre on Good Friday.
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RDCO invites people to declutter their lives at trunk sale Looking to sell, trade or give away some of your unwanted or gently used stuff? Then you’ll want to take part in the latest trunk sale at Okanagan College on Saturday, May 24. Organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the trunk sale champions reuse and recycling, so less ends up in our landfill. “This is your chance to do some spring cleaning, de-clutter and get your unwanted stuff into the hands of someone who can re-purpose it. The trunk sale is
actually one massive garage sale in the parking lot of Okanagan College, with more than 150 mini garage sales in one place. It’s all about reuse, and bargains galore,” says Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator. Stewart adds, “Just as the name suggests, you do the selling from the trunk of your car, van or back of your pickup. Load up your vehicle with the goods you want to sell, bring a table with you if you need one, or just sell straight from the back
of your vehicle.” Stewart says the trunk sale has been extremely popular over the past few years and spots to sell your wares are snapped up quickly. “We take the first 150 or so registrants, and each year we have a wait list for those hoping to get in on sale day. The trunk sale is perfect for residents who can’t easily hold their own garage or yard sale, those that live in condos, apartments, or simply have no yard. But it’s not limited in that way, if
you just want to show up and sell or trade your wares, you’re still welcome – but you need to pre-register before sale day.” The deadline to reserve a free spot is Wednesday, May 21. To register, call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-4696250. (Set up for sellers on the day of the sale will be between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. only.) The trunk sale runs from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 in parking lot #17 of Okanagan College,
located at 1000 K.L.O. Road, right next to the student residence buildings. Due to construction in the area, access for both sellers and buyers will be from Raymer Avenue only. For further information on the trunk sale, to register to secure a spot to sell your wares, visit regionaldistrict. com/recycle, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.
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APRIL 25, 2014
DISPATCHES FROM THE FARM
Time to stop using Chinese ginger Jordan Marr Special to the Peachland View April 10: Semi-monthly self-reminders: I’m keeping a dubiously truthful farmer journal for my readers this year. I joined Peachland’s Slow-Pitch Softball League. Large spoonful of mayonnaise, as a quickie-lunch-for-a-modern-farmer-on-the-go, is neither nutritionally sufficient nor very enjoyable. April 11: Multiple farm-related trips to the post office this time of year. Peachland is blessed with really nice Canada Post employees. Westbank, less so – at least not on Friday afternoons. April 12: With Peachland Players, performed third showing of Bus Stop, or, as I Jordan Marr assume two elderly attendees called it, “Perfect Place to Verbally Compile Grocery List For Tomorrow, Notwithstanding Distraction of Dramatic Dialogue A Few Feet Away.” Audiences otherwise wonderful. April 14: Started cukes and zukes indoors for later transplanting. Those who have trouble germinating their cucurbits
in flats and pots could try sprouting them first between layers of wet paper towel in a plastic freezer bag on the counter. Winter squash to be started within next couple of weeks, especially if one intends to win the largest pumpkin competition at this year’s Peachland Fall Fair, which I do. Though, having ordered more giant pumpkin seeds than one competitor can use, would be
happy to pass on as many extra seedlings as I have to people hoping to place second. Would even provide some garden space here. Kids get first dibs but all are welcome – 250-767-6636 is my number, he writes in his journal. April 19: UK paper The Guardian reports China reveals that 20 per cent of its farmland is polluted with toxic metals.
Time to switch to Indian ginger. Same: Lost two hours setting up some trellising with anchor posts that were too light and insufficiently deep. I would call my farming style hapless but it’s not so much bad luck for me as it is dumb luck. Back when I was an apprentice farmer, the neighbour of my first teacher used to accuse him of frequently spending a dollar to save a nickel. Clearly I was paying attention. April 20: Game three of slow-pitch today. Was moved from right field to left because better fielders were absent. During first at bat, I perceptively noticed the third baseman was hanging back pretty far, and skillfully, neigh, masterfully tapped a bunt a few feet down the foul line before blazing to first. The cheers I expected were preempted by every player on both teams yelling that men weren’t allowed to bunt. The jeering I took the rest of the game (they called me Kasey at the Bat...notice the spelling) was less about a broken rule (men can’t bunt in slow-pitch) than a broken axiom (men don’t bunt in slow-pitch). We lost 20-3. That’s not a typo. April 21: Dropped Vanessa off in Vancouver for her two month midwifery student placement in Uganda. Meaning: I can forget to apply deodorant and wear the same work pants for days on end with less guilt than usual. Also meaning: A Ugandan Hospital gains, and a Peachland Farm loses, a real good gal. Be safe Vern! Take care of her, Ugandans!
Go Batty In Peachland event to return May 15
Darlene Hartford Special to the Peachland View Peachland bats have returned from hibernation. At this time numbers are still low but infrared cameras in the attic of Peachland Historic Primary School are recording bat activity in the roost. Numbers will increase as temperatures rise and their food source increases. An upcoming opportunity to view live footage in the roost will be the fourth annual Go Batty in Peachland event on Thursday, May 15 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Typically 500 bats from the colony of two thousand 2,000
return in time for the annual family event. Bat pups will be born within three or four weeks of the returning maternity colony. Go Batty in Peachland will offer an interactive program with biologist Tanya Luszcz of Canadian Wildlife Services. The event will feature bat crafts, bat houses, relocating bats, and a tour of Peachland Historic Primary School and Legends of the Lake Interpretive Centre from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Luszcz’s presentation will follow including viewing a live Yuma bat specimen retrieved from the roost. The evening will conclude by stepping outside to
view Peachland bats exiting the schoolhouse dormers for their nightly foraging of insects. Luszcz will also retrieve a data recorder from the roost that has been part of a study on winter habitat of bats, conducted by Cori Lausen, of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada. Recording bat sound waves in the attic is part of a two-year study on bat winter habitat. Learn more about this fascinating project and how identification of bat species, and where bats dwell during winter months, is identifiable through this detector. Go Batty in Peachland is only one event of Meadowlark Festival, which runs from May 15 - 19. The Meadowlark Festival has evolved to one of Canada’s premier nature celebrations offering over 90 environmental events and tours held under the open sky. The Meadowlark Festival is in its seventeenth year and has been voted the Best Annual Community Event in the South Okanagan for three years. In addition to kids events featuring bats and snakes, there are cycling tours, guided hikes and walks, bird watching and astronomy events, to name only a few. For more information visit www.meadowlarkfestival.bc.ca or pick up a guide at Peachland Visitor Centre. Tickets for Go Batty in Peachland are available through Meadowlark Festival at $10 each, with one child free per ticket. Tickets are also available at the door. Light refreshments will be served.
APRIL 25, 2014
SPORTS & RECREATION
Peachland Riding Club season events to kick off this weekend
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Sandy Chevallier Special to the Peachland View It’s hard to believe spring is here and our busy Peachland Riding Club season will begin this weekend! We will kick things off with our annual spring clean up party this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will be raking pine needles and leaves, hanging sponsor
signage and doing general clean up and arena preparation for our first event of the season. This Sunday April 27 we will host our first of six gymkhana events that are part of a highpoint series with season champions declared in the fall and awarded beautiful trophy buckles in all of our rider age categories. There is always something for every level of riders. We offer a nervous novice class for the very, very beginner riders, as well as senior, junior, youth and peewee divisions. As always, we will draw riders from all over the Okanagan. This weekend we are expecting competitors from as far as Oliver and Greenwood in the south to Vernon in the north! After the gymkhana,
we will run the first big barrel race of our eight-race 2014 saddle series. This usually begins around 3 or 4 p.m. in the afternoon. These races are approved by the B.C. Barrel Racing Association, the Canadian Barrel Racing Association and the Barrel Racers National 4D, so the level of competition our saddle series draws for these
races is really quite awesome. Not only are these competitors racing for a gorgeous hand stamped Peachland Riding Club trophy saddle, but they will also earn qualification to the B.C. and Canadian Championships to be held this fall in Williams Lake and
Chilliwack. Sunday’s events will start around 9 a.m. and are always free for the public to come and watch. We have a great concession and the outdoor washrooms have been fitted with a new and much needed roof, thanks to the municipality. As with most years, we have some big goals this year for upgrading
the facility. Last year, because of our hardworking volunteers and fundraising efforts, we made some huge additions to the rodeo set up with new to us steel bucking chutes and roping chutes and livestock sorting pens. These were purchased used from the Hyder,
Alaska grounds and were a great asset for our fall rodeo. This year we are hoping to upgrade our bleachers and spectator areas and have applied for grant help from a few different organizations in hope of supporting our usual fundraising efforts. With our regular gymkhana events continuing to be successful and our few other big events growing each year, we felt the seating and spectator area was the next big priority for our little non-profit club. For the past several years, our rodeo committee has been offering scholarship awards to our outstanding rodeo members upon their graduation. Last year we added two new Larry Chevallier memorial scholarships for $250 each to the all around cowboy and cowgirl at our high school rodeo. This year we will step it up again with the addition of a new scholarship for an outstanding gymkhana member who will graduate this year. The Peachland Riding Club will have a new event on the calendar for 2014 this May long weekend with the
Dummy roping practice as part of the Peachland Riding Club’s Canada Day barrel racing event.
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APRIL 25, 2014 COMMUNITY
Rotary spring gala to raise funds for the community Margaret Sinclair Special to the Peachland View Spring is here and Peachlanders and visitors can be seen enjoying the community’s splendid exercise facilities. Rotary has been proud to use some of the funds raised at its annual galas to contribute to the exercise stations on the fitness trail in Lambly Park.
Our support for the older members of Peachland is ongoing as we offer the seniors’ spring bus trip each year. Rotary assisted the seniors housing complex by providing manpower to install
the irrigation system, and screen doors were provided out of funds raised by Rotary. On a broader field, the money raised at our galas has helped the polio eradication program throughout the
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, your self-confidence and enthusiasm have made you a natural leader. This week belongs to you, and others will rely on your leadership skills.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
A unique experience has inspired you to make a difference, Taurus. If you want to volunteer, there are many organizations that need help. Find the right fit for you.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Change is right around the corner, Gemini. Take the time to listen to what the stars are trying to tell you so you can make the best decisions.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
You are very good at bringing people together, Cancer. Use this ability to create a social forum this week. Encourage those closest to you to exchange ideas.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
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53. Rodents 54. Beastie Boys EP “Aglio e __” 55. K particle 57. 4th calendar month
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Don’t let others make decisions for you, Leo. This week take control of your life and be more assertive regarding the goals you want to accomplish.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, technology is foremost on your mind this week. Focus on ways that technology can better your life and advance your career. Seek the advice of others.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, seek guidance from friends and family when faced with a puzzling problem. Different perspectives can shed light on the problem and make it easier to solve.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, give ample thought to what you really want out of a particular relationship or situation. You might have to make big changes, but such changes are worth the effort.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Try to show others this week that you are a thoughtful person who has a lot of life experience, Sagittarius. Assert yourself calmly and effectively to get your point across.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Trust the people you love, Capricorn. They may grow weary of not knowing which way you lean. Be firm when making decisions and others will respect you for it.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
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It is not always easy to think and act differently from those around you, Aquarius. But your willingness to take the road less traveled is why you’re such an effective leader.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, someone close to you is having problems that he or she cannot express. Your intuition will save the day.
APRIL 25, 2014
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Jesus’ tomb redeﬁned what death means for us Easter Sunday is about the tomb. From the beginning of the world, through to that very first Easter Sunday, the tomb was a dark place. It was the place that death and the devil made their last stand. Together they gloated over each and every occupant of the tomb.
Every time a loved one was placed in a tomb, death and the Devil would remember and rejoice over what had happened in the Garden of Eden. It was there that Satan tricked Eve and Adam. First, he led them to doubt God’s word. Then he moved them to covet and desire divine knowledge, the knowledge of good and evil. Doubt and desire drove them to disobedience and they dined on the forbidden fruit. They were changed in an instant. God had to punish them and death had to come into
the world. All human beings had to return to the earth from which they came. They had to fade to black. The stone that stood in front of the tomb was a reminder of the barriers we face in life. Sin, like the stone, separates us from God and one another. The wages of sin are death, the final and most permanent separation from God and one another. Jesus promised to
change all of that. In John 11:25-26 Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Jesus promised to remove the sin barrier between us and God. By his innocent suffering and death on the cross on the first Good Friday, Jesus paid for our sins and destroyed the stone that seals the tomb. “On the first day of the week [the first
Easter Sunday], very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words,” (Luke 24:1-9). The angels illuminated the tomb with their heavenly light. Their light declared that, by His resurrection, Jesus brought His light into the darkness of the tomb. The tomb was no longer the place of victory for death and the Devil, but a gateway to eternal life in heaven. God used the angels to give the women a new word to believe, trust and proclaim. Jesus was no longer among the dead. He
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this side of Jesus’ second coming, we still lay our loved ones in a tomb and it is still a dark place. However, God can use us in the same way He used the angels. Through us the light of the Gospel can shine into the darkness of that tomb. We can proclaim that Jesus Christ
is the resurrection and the life. Through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit plants seeds of faith in us that germinate, grow and bear fruit. We are able to say we believe that God created us, Jesus saved us, the Holy Spirit sanctifies us and we will live in heaven
with them forever. We can say that those who die believing are not dead; they are alive and with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We can bring the light of Christ into the darkness of the tomb. Come experience the gospel lesson at a church near you.
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was alive, just as He had promised. They went straight to the disciples. At first the disciples refused to believe these words but Jesus came to them and they believed. From that first Easter Sunday, to this very day, Jesus has given the church a sacred trust and privilege. On
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5970 Princess Street #108, Peachland Breathtaking views from this fully updated townhouse in beautiful Peachland. Fully renovated with nothing left to do but move in and enjoy. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and open design with updated kitchen, flooring and paint. New a/c unit for those hot days in the summer and a great gas fireplace MLS® 10077163 for chilly winter evenings.
6376 Renfrew Road, Peachland - So you want to build your dream home in Peachland but you want a view?? Breathtaking Lake views from this .35 acre lot with access from Renfrew Rd or Topham Place. Don’t delay, start building MLS® 10080260 this summer!
4118 San Clemente Avenue, Peachland Just listed in Beautiful Peachland! This great 3 level split is located in the desirable Flats of Peachland just a 2 min walk to the Lake. Very private backyard with pond as well as a separate shop/garage. This lovely home has 2 bedrooms up with a large bathroom and luxurious soaker tub to soothe all the day’s troubles away. MLS® 10076448
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WATER FRONT 5724 Beach Avenue - Semi-waterfront! One of the most adorable homes on Beach Ave just steps from the water. This fully updated home screams character from the second you drive up. This 2 bedroom home also has a small carriage home in the back with lane access. MLS® 10078641
5685 Somerset Avenue - This 4 bedroom Rancher with basement is in a very quiet area and close to the new golf course. Just mins from the lake and everything the downtown core offers yet only 10 mins into West Kelowna. Looking for a huge yard? We have that as well! MLS® 10077481
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$2,000,000 5154 Robinson Place, Peachland - Your Okanagan OASIS awaits you! Talk about privacy. Here is your chance to own YOUR piece of the Okanagan dream. How often do you see 200’ of beachfront for sale these days? 200 ft of lake front nestled on .61 of an acre of pure privacy. Tie up your boat along the 25’ long dock with boat lift and sit on your own beach. Main residence plus 2 out buildings and manicured grounds. 4 car garage could be turned back into 2 car up and 2 car down easily. MLS® 10077919
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Here is the perfect retirement residence or summer home within secure, gated community of Sage Creek. With 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a low maintenance yard, this very clean home is a short stroll to Two Eagles Golf course (right across street), and major shopping and all amenities that you will need for relaxing in the Okanagan. MLS® 10076653
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3507 Witt Place, Peachland - At 2331 square feet, there are 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, main level living & dining rooms and a grade level entry family room, large craft area and walk out to the rear patio. The master bedroom is complemented by a 3 piece ensuite and walk in closet. This spring you will be blessed with abundant blossoms and beautiful flowers, while lush foliage fills in the grape vines, fruit trees and surrounding perennials. Central A/C, gas fireplace, double garage and true RV parking. CALL TRACEY FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION!
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2154 Serrento Lane, Westbank - Live the Okanagan Dream on the golf course! This is a perfect 1 owner home. Beautiful walk out rancher with amazing views of the golf course. Master bedroom with an amazing en suite on the main floor. Great laundry/ mudroom off the double car garage. Roughed in for central vac and pre wired for security. High efficiency humidifier. Imagine sitting on your deck this summer in the Okanagan just minutes from MLS® 10078473 shopping, restaurants and of course the lake!
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