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August 13, 2010 Peachland, BC

Volume 06 | Number 32

An aerial view of the northern quarter of the 125 acre New Monaco property.

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New Monaco delivers progress update to mayor and council By Joanne Layh There is no word yet about the proposed scale and amenities of the 125 acre New Monaco property, but a representative from the development and a district consultant offered a progress update to the mayor and council at the most recent Committee of the Whole

(COTW) meeting that suggested their intentions to move forward with development are serious. The District of Peachland has once again engaged community planning consultant Jag Dhillon to help create a plan for the development. Dhillon is also currently working with the district

on the Ponderosa/Pincushion development. While no formal application has been made at this time, the New Monaco owner is working with the consultant and staff to prepare to meet the terms of reference for the site, Dhillon said. The terms of reference were approved by council in March of

2008. They outline the district’s conditions and terms to complete an area structure plan (ASP) and set policies for the future zoning, servicing, access and subdivision of the lands. As the process moves forward, the ASP will require the developer to undertake several studies and reports to support

sound land use planning, principals and engineering practices, Dhillon says. The process will include public consultation and referral agency review before being presented to council for approval. Dhillon’s report to council emphasized the processes rather than

content of the planning. In a brief overview, he listed the various phases of the development process from the development of the ASP to building permits. Without revealing much detail at this time, continued page 2 see New Monaco Progress

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New Monaco progress continued from page 1

Mark Holland of HB Lanarc elaborated on the planning phases that New Monaco has been working on. Holland began his presentation by explaining that for the last few months New Monaco has been conducting pre-application work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), district staff and staff from other agencies. Holland says this planning work will continue into next summer. “This is very early days in the more intense planning for this project,” he said. Holland said the last year of their work has been dominated by concerns about access to the site and because the access comes off the highway they have had to work in partnership with MoTI. “It’s not just access, it’s actually the character of that access,” Holland said. He went on to say that they contracted Colliers International to conduct a study, which concluded that access to the development would need to provide: • A high level of visibility; • A sense of perceived safety (in addition to actual safety); and • The feeling that it is easy to get to. New Monaco is seeking MoTI approval for an at-grade, signalized access. However, they have made an agreement with the Ministry to study the following three options: • Protected T as interim configuration;

• At-grade signalized intersection; and • Right-in/right-out with a tube under highway to accommodate left-turns. The three options will have different costs, different safety factors and different timings, which Holland says will form the core discussion around access to the site and what the implications are there. New Monaco has been in discussions with MoTI since February but not surprisingly, the process has been fairly slow up until recently. “One of the things that’s been learned from the last couple of years with them (MoTI) is that it’s counter-productive to do a whole study without agreeing what the terms of that study are going to be. So we had some very large workshops with them with a lot of stakeholders, including Peachland staff,” Holland said. The current dialogue between New Monaco and MoTI is about trip generation numbers. Trip generation numbers look at how many people, how many trips and how many cars might result from a project based on its scale. From these discussions, the developer will be able to provide a clearer vision as to the scale of the development. As with the Ponderosa/Pincushion development, access to the site is a key factor in moving the project forward. With respect to the site itself, Holland says they’ve done a number of different studies to examine the site conditions and make topographical

M IN BRIEF and geotechnical assessments. They have also conducted an environmental inventory, environmental assessments and an archaeological inventory. Holland says that where the Connector and the highway intersect is a fairly flat and flexible piece of land. The middle area of the site is basically a large bowl or terrace. The only part of the property that is visible from lower Peachland is quite steep. Holland says that area has a lot more constraints so any development in that area would have to be very low and on a very sensitive scale. Streams that are important to the habitat on the hillside would have to be preserved for the environmental habitat of the future, Holland said. “The heritage and archaeology layer is actually quite exciting,” Holland said. “The site has been used as an orchard for a long time. We got permission from Westbank First Nations as well as the Ministry to do archaeological studies and they’re only just coming in with their draft reports. What we found is that there are at least one or two fairly old campsites from the First Nations in a couple the outlying areas in there. We’re actually rather excited about having that layer of history in there.” Interestingly, the owner has asked that the planning team begin to work an agricultural theme into the parks, the open space and the overall character to celebrate the history of the area. Holland says that concurrent with the environmental three neighbourhoods identified, there are three areas that their planned scenarios would work in.

He sketched out a preliminary vision of what the development might look like. “The emerging ideas that we expect to see developed more as we come in for proper application with you is probably more of a village that has offices and commercial uses up close to where the Connector and the highway meet. Somewhere in the middle of the neighbourhood is probably going to be more of a residential area. The area closest to Peachland we would expect to be very low-density, with some homes probably fit into the few areas in that hillside that are appropriate to develop.” New Monaco are also in the process of developing a park plan. Holland says there is a diverse network of trails and that their intent, if at all possible, is to preserve every one of them and add more trails to the network. He said they would also like to see community gardens, an orchard, and a presence of food culture. Horse trails are also a possibility. The New Monaco representative presented a list of economic, environmental and social priorities. The list of priorities was presented to council for later discussion and examination before they come back to the developer with feedback. “At the early stages in a process, we have a lot of decisions to make and ideas to explore and if we have that guidance, we can make sure we explore the right ones,” Holland said. As for public consultation, there is no date set yet, but New Monaco says there will be open houses in the future to address that need.



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Work stops at McDougald Road gravel pit On August 10 the District of Peachland agreed to postpone its injunction application, having received word from lawyers for the McDougald Road gravel pit indicating that their client will stop working on the site. The gravel pit operators have agreed to stop work on the condition that the judicial review of the District’s soil removal bylaw is done in a timely fashion.  There is no date set for completion of the review. District staff warn that if the work recommences on the site, they will move forward with their injunction application. “This approach is acceptable to the municipality,” Mayor Keith Fielding says.  “A judicial review of our bylaw would be the logical next step from our injunction application, so we will get to that stage sooner with a stop work commitment in place.” Work began at the site on July 14. As the operators had not applied for the appropriate permits, a stop work order was issued on July 16. Work continued, so following that, district council unanimously agreed to request a legal injunction to stop activity. The injunction application had been due to be heard in court on Wednesday of this week. 

Outdoor grow op busted A tipoff to RCMP lead to a significant marijuana grow-op bust in the Trepanier Bench Road area of Peachland on August 10, RCMP say. West Kelowna RCMP and South East District Air Services located an outdoor grow operation that resulted in the discovery of 557 plants in various stages of growth. RCMP did not locate any suspects at the scene, though their investigation is ongoing.

Ponderosa public meeting part IV The epic Ponderosa/Pincushion public meeting that began on May 26 is now scheduled to conclude on September 7. The public meeting was first adjourned until the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) could approve access to the development. Access was granted by MoTI, and a second meeting was held. However, that meeting had to be adjourned as well a legal technicality meant that a change would have to be made and the process would have to begin again. Alas, legal hold ups caused a third meeting to be adjourned. A fourth public meeting pertaining to the Ponderosa/Pincushion development has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in council chambers on September 7. With a bit of luck, the meeting that began in the spring just might close that evening. Agent of Change working for YOU

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District to take on Boxing Club administration work

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By Joanne Layh Parents enrolling their kids into boxing programs will soon be registering at the Peachland Recreation Department instead of with organizers of the boxing club, council decided this week. In a pilot partnership between the Peachland Recreation Department and the Peachland Boxing Club, the district agreed to take on some of the administration work of the club. “I’m a good coach. I’m a terrible administrator,� Peachland Boxing Club president John Wardley said. For the nominal fee of $5 per transaction, the district will provide the administration of registration and maintenance of membership fees with Boxing BC. However, organizers of the club had initially hoped that the transfer of duties would extend beyond administration.

Director of community services Cheryl Wiebe says the boxing club approached the district and requested that the program be taken under the umbrella of the Recreation Department. However, that idea was rejected. “By bringing it under the district’s umbrella it would actually significantly increase the cost because of the policies and such that we have governing recreation programs from the district,� Wiebe said. The issue of liability was also discussed by staff and council when the recommendation was brought forward at the most recent Committee of the Whole (COTW) meeting. It was also stated that no municipality in BC includes boxing in it’s recreation programming, though Wiebe says that other municipalities such as Penticton collect registration fees on behalf of the local box-

ing organization for the convenience of those registering in the program. In addition to offering longer operating hours, the Recreation Department would also allow registrants to take advantage of debit and credit payment options that are typically not offered by small organizations such as the boxing club. The pilot project was approved, but it did not pass with the unanimous support of council. “I’m having a wee bit of a problem with us facilitating this. I’d like to see them possibly doing it themselves as they have done,� Councillor Schierbeck said at the COTW meeting. “I’d like to see this done by parents or other volunteers.� At the request of Councillor Condon, the recommendation was amended to include a sunset clause that would subject the project to review in one year.

Primary School bat report By Rob Campbell Since the story came out regarding the bats in the attic of the Primary School, many people responded with their feelings about what should be done with our bats. As the re-development of the building progresses, our bats are on the priority list. Following is an update on what is happening along with further educational information about our mysterious friends. Once it had been determined that the bats are in fact roosting in the attic and have been for decades, we were in contact with the Ministry of Environment regarding information around our bats. As a result of this, the Ministry has also contacted other bat experts and consultants from around the province. We are now engaged with an additional five bat experts, all of whom have offered their assistance in advising us of species type, mating season, movement or relocation, educational opportunities and health issues. Being a protected species, we must handle our bats with care. On Thursday, August 12, a representative from the Ministry of Environment from Nelson, BC will inspect our bat colony to determine what type of colony it is and whether this particular species is on the endangered list. Once we have determined this,

then they will advise us on our options. Since there is now official environmental involvement, our bats have become known outside of just Peachland. Accordingly, it has been strongly suggested that we have an amazing opportunity to create an educational program for our school students, tourists and local residents. People and bats can cohabitate quite nicely together. One of the options we are considering is the installation of cameras in the attic to allow everyone access to the bat world above. People will have the opportunity to come to the new Visitor Centre and see live activity fi rst hand and learn more about these misunderstood friends. The Ministry of Environment, as well as the group of consultant specialists, have offered funding sources and even grant application assistance for funding to pay for and create this educational opportunity. Serious consideration to leaving the bats in the Primary School attic must be given. This has been their home for decades and it is most advantageous to leave them there. Having said this, we can create a proper roost in the attic and can maintain the cleanliness required. It was confi rmed by the Ministry of Environment that exposure to bat guano

(droppings) in Canada is not harmful. The disease called Histoplasmosis (lung disorder) does not occur here. It is only in the southern high humidity countries where there is concern. Another point of concern is rabies. Rabies in bats is no higher than that of many other animal species and in many cases lower. It is estimated that one-half of one per cent of bats at any given time are infected with rabies. Even then, bats rarely become aggressive when infected. In most cases they become paralyzed and die quickly. Rabies outbreaks, which are common in animals such as foxes, skunks and raccoons, have never been recorded in bats. Interestingly, since 1980 there have been only 32 human cases of rabies attributed to bats in the US. Compare that with statistics of a single year such as 1988 when, for example, 16 people were killed by their pet dog, 34 died from bee stings and lightning killed 82 people. Public fear around rabies from bats has been highly overemphasized and unfounded. As more information is available around our “project bats,� we will keep our readers informed. Please remember these creatures perform a very necessary duty in insect control around our community. We are lucky to have them.

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Visiting Vancouver – a city on the move By Eric Hall Since I was born and grew up in England and then spent 30 years in Greater Vancouver, I used to wonder when I would consider Peachland to be my home town. I have lived here for more than eight years now and it does feel like home. When we lived in Surrey, near Vancouver, we were used to seeing dramatic changes in surrounding areas. Surrey continues to grow by more than a thousand people every month. We were back there visiting last week, and we saw neighbourhoods that didn’t exist eight years ago. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older, but everyone in Greater Vancouver seems to drive so fast. If you are driving in the middle lane, you get cars overtaking you on both sides. The one place you can’t drive fast is on the east side of the Port Mann Bridge. This bridge has been the biggest traffic bottleneck in Western Canada for many years. At long last, a new and much bigger bridge is taking shape, just next to the existing one. Unfortunately for commuters that means road works east of the bridge for a couple more years. The communities west of the Port Mann Bridge (Burnaby, Coquitlam) didn’t want a new bigger bridge; they didn’t want the extra traffic. But the reality of where houses are being built means the problem had to be solved. Vancouver as a city takes pride in not having freeways downtown. There are more than two dozen different municipal governments in Greater Vancouver, with the city of Vancouver representing

about half a million of valued at $1.2 million. the more than two mil- Was this a penthouse lion people in the big apartment with a sea city. Where view? No does the way! To city finish? give you O f f ic ia l an idea of ly, Surrey how exis in Greatpensive er VanVancouver couver but is, conLangley is sider that in the Frathere is a ser Valley. new buildBut if you ing goare traveling up at ling out of Georgia Va nc o u Street and ver, from H o w e . Surrey to The pentL a n g l e y, h o u s e there’s no apartment obvious is valued end to the at $12 Eric Hall urban demillion, velopment. but you’re MY VIEW Driving too late; into the it’s sold. city, you In Vancan follow Highway 1 couver, for those West (the Trans-Can- people who can’t raise ada Highway), which the $12 million for a approaches the city nice apartment downalong Boundary Road town, there are some (the Vancouver/Bur- good commuting opnaby boundary) but tions from the suburbs. then takes you across The Seabus to the the Second Narrows North Shore has been Bridge to North Van- a big success since it couver. started 30 years ago. If you want to drive There were two boats into the centre of the but a third vessel has city, you should get recently been added. ready to slow down; The commuter train there are no freeways (Skytrain) opened to to take you there. New Westminster in When you enter the time for Expo 86 (the centre of the city, Expo theme was transthings are a little dif- portation). High-rise ferent. You are “invit- development followed ed” to park your car around the locations of and use public transit the Skytrain stations. or walk or cycle. Many A few years later, the residents who work in Skybridge across the the centre of Vancou- Fraser River was part ver have solved the of an extension of the commuting problem Expo line to the King by living downtown. George station in SurBut don’t believe for a rey. minute that it comes Until recently there cheap.Recently, I was wasn’t too much at looking at the informa- the end of the line in tion for a home lottery. North Surrey, but that For the lottery win- is changing now. A ner there was a choice second extension to of a large home on an the Skytrain system acreage in South Sur- created the Millenrey or an apartment in nium line. This part Vancouver; both were of the system forms

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almost a circle back towards downtown. To complete the loop, you get off at the Commercial Drive station and walk up the steps to the Broadway Station on the Expo line. If that sounds confusing, you can look at a map of the system at www. translink.ca. But the big news this year, is the opening of the Canada line to Richmond and the Vancouver airport. It is a new train system but already heavily used. If you have ever caught the 98B-line bus to Richmond, you would not be surprised to know just how busy the new Canada line is. As with the other Skytrain systems, there are no train drivers; it is all run by computers. Currently, there are no turnstiles, but they do have transit staff checking tickets. The price of the tickets is based on the number of zones. But for a visitor, the easiest way to travel is to buy a day pass; at $9 ($7 for seniors), this is a real bargain. It includes all the Greater Vancouver transit buses and Skytrain systems and the Seabus. So you can travel from the airport to downtown; take a boat trip to North Vancouver (and back), then use the Expo line to Metrotown in Burnaby to do some shopping - all with one $9 day pass. The only problem is avoiding the system during the rush hour, when it’s really busy. But if you have ever used the subway in big cities like London or Paris, you would probably think that the Skytrain in Vancouver is never that busy. It sure is an interesting city to visit, but on our return to Peachland, we were really glad to be back in our hometown.

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Construction and Beach Avenue, Peachland

It’s summer and everywhere you drive the roads are torn up, traffic is slowed and things are a mess. What a delight then to have to drive through Beach Avenue in Peachland where the flag girls are happy, smiling friendly people. Our thanks go out to them for having the friendly spirit that our Peachland is famous for. When construction is finished and the roads are back to normal, we’ll miss you. Stella Garnett

Hydro Woes Madam Editor, Regarding the BC Hydro Outages in Peachland and parts of Westbank recently, Peachland, like many areas in Canada, is at an ‘end of line’ situation. This problem was brought up years ago during a meeting with Hydro Engineers, requested by council of the day and a member of the Ratepayer’s Association, who should have known better as he had worked earlier for the City of Calgary Electric System as a lineman. The situation was explained at that time. The last outage was caused by a regulating transformer problem, something one cannot predict any more than a car breaking down. Hydro could run a parallel HV line to Peachland from Westbank. This would cost many thousands of dollars, but how often would the addition be used? Once in four years? This addition would no doubt cost the user an extra fee to cover the cost of a dead circuit. Consider that the gas company charges a transportation fee to deliver gas to your premises. Feeding from Fortis as suggested would involve Fortis increasing their HV line from their substation (wherever that may be) and terminating at a joint BC Hydro/ Fortis switch yard. I can imagine Fortis getting involved in additional costs. Why should they? Yes, BC Hydro is interconnected with Alberta and the States. Power movement is reciprocal at a much higher voltage. Anyone that feels strongly on this matter should contact his or her MLA. The province makes enough money from BC Hydro. Mick Read, Peachland

The Peachland View welcomes letters expressing your opinion regarding news and events in Peachland. Please keep your letter to less than 350 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, brevity, or legal purposes. Published letters are the opinion of the writers only and do not reflect the opinions of this newspaper, its publisher or staff. All letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification. Anonymous letters will not be printed. You can email your letters to: peachlandview@shaw.ca fax them to: 250-767-3337 or mail them to: P.O. Box 1150 Peachland, B.C. V0H 1X0


August 13, 2010

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PIB formally opens Little Paws

 WEEKLY COMMENTARY BILL BARISOFF, MLA The summer is always a busy time of year in the Okanagan, and the past few weeks have been no exception. It was a great honour to be invited recently to attend the formal opening of the new Little Paw’s daycare facility by Penticton Indian Band (PIB) Chief Jonathan Kruger. This beautiful log facility was constructed by band members and will provide close to 50 spaces for youth. It is a very beautiful facility and the

first daycare of its kind at the PIB. It will serve as a great building for elders and grandchildren to gather and share. All band members can be very proud of this exciting new structure and the opportunities it creates for all involved. Another event that occurred recently was the 63rd annual Penticton Peach Festival, which once again was another huge success. While the Peach Festival depends on sponsors for support, ultimately it is a dedicated group of community volunteers who sit on the board and come out and give greatly of their time to put on this outstanding festival. On behalf of the constituents in the riding of Penticton, I would like to formally thank all of you who so generously volunteered your time to put on this great event. Job well done. On the subject of vol-

unteers, it was also very rewarding to meet with the executive of the South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association recently to present provincial grant funding in the amount of $84,000. The amount of work that has taken place at Kings Park is truly impressive and SOYSA now has a youth soccer facility that is the envy of many communities. Also receiving grant funding were the Apex Freestyle Club, Penticton Minor Lacrosse, Minor Baseball and Minor Fast Pitch Softball Associations. If you have further questions regarding youth athletic grant funding please do not hesitate to contact my office. Lastly, this week let me remind those in the business community to visit w w w.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. There are opportunities available both locally and across British Columbia currently available with more being added daily.

 WEEKLY COMMENTARY STOCKWELL DAY, MP Within the span of one week I’ve had the opportunity to ‘meet and greet’ in BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Okay, I won’t try to make like I’ve talked to every soul in those three provinces or that I’m on top of every issue in every place. However, I can give you a bit of a flavour from each region. In Vancouver I announced a $100 million (!) program which will radically enhance environmental research in the forestry sector. I put an exclamation mark (!) after the $100 million because I think that’s a pile of money. The announcement at UBC was attended by research scientists along with some of the leading minds on the planet in this area of environ-

mental expertise. Later in the week, in Ottawa for three days of Cabinet and Caucus, there was an opportunity to hear from MP’s across Canada. The issues that were resonating in their ridings had similarities from BC to Atlantic Canada. Sure, there were specific items unique to some regions, but the overall theme was similar. The local economies generally seemed to be doing fairly well. People were feeling like things had stabilized since last year and were improving. One of the encouraging reports, which had similarities in most provinces, was that government should stay the course. MP’s said that most of the people they were talking to at home were aware we are on track to a balanced budget and want it to stay

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Tops 9:30 a.m., Variety Singers 9:45 a.m., TaiChi noon, Quilting 1:00 p.m., Wood Carving 7:00 p.m. at 50+ Acitivity Centre

Tai Chi for Wellness: 6:00 p.m continuing students meet at Spirit Square.

Royal Canadian Legion 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Legion volunteers are invited for an afternoon of appreciation. We hope all those who volunteer their time will stop in and enjoy some goodies on us.

AA at Noon at the 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 p.m. Call Eva at 250.767.6407 Carpet Bowling 10:00 a.m. AA noon, Friendship Tuesday Movie 1:00 p.m. Bridge Experienced & Novice 7:00 p.m. at 50+ Activity Centre

nity Centre. Price $5.25 adults, 9 years and under $3.00. Come and join us one and all. Westbank Country Opry is coming to Peachland on August 22, 2010, at Heritage Park. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Marty Edwards will be appearing. Admission by donation - bring a lawn chair. For more information call Leverne at 250.767.2090.

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1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Pancake Breakfast 7:00-ll:00 a.m. at Peachland Community Centre. $5.25 adults, 9 years and under $3.

Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 1900 hrs. Price $8.00 Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Papa Thom 7:00 p.m. - 1l:00 p.m. Call 250-767-3255 for your reservation

AUGUST 18 Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:00 p.m. Experienced and beginners. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http://www.corc-bc. com Royal Canadian Legion Executive Meeting: 1900 hrs. Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) 9:00 a.m., Chess 1:00 p.m., Yoga 1:30 p.m. at 50+ Activity Centre

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THURSDAY AUGUST 19 Line Dancing 9:00 10:30 a.m., Iron & Silk Exercise 11:00 a.m. AA noon, Bingo 6:45 p.m. at 50+ Activity Centre Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:00 a.m. continuing students meet at Spirit Square. Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Jimmy Leguilloux. 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

Peachland Rattle Snake Island Swim. For more information call 250.767.2133 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. 1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2011 Peachland Art and Garden Tour - the Committee is looking for gardens for next years’s tour. If you have a garden or know of a garden you feel could be part of this summer event, call Wilma 250.767.2218 or Phyllis 250.767.2546

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Royal Canadian Legion Brunch: 1330 - 1530 hrs. Price $6.50. Join your fellow Legion Members - bring along a friend. Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draw: 1500 - 1700 hrs.

FRIDAY AUGUST 20 1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 - 1900 hrs. Price $8.00 Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Papa Thom 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation Royal Canadian Legion Karaoke with Anita.1930 hrs. Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) 9:00 a.m., Art Club 1:00 p.m. at 50+ Activity Centre

SATURDAY AUGUST 21 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. 1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Brunch: 1330 - 1530 hrs. Price $6.50. Join your fellow Legion Members bring along a friend Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draw: 1500 - 1700 hrs. Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Donovan Sweet. 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

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MONDAY AUGUST 23 Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 a.m. For information call 1.800.932.8677 or Doreen at 250.767.2132

TUESDAY AUGUST 24 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. AA at Noon at the 50+ Activity Centre Tai Chi for Wellness: 6:00 p.m continuing students meet at Spirit Square. Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 p.m. Call Eva at 250.767.6407

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:00 p.m. Experienced and beginners. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http://www.corc-bc. com Royal Canadian Legion Executive Meeting: 1900 hrs.

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Line Dancing at 50+ Centre: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:00 a.m. continuing students meet at Spirit Square. Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 1898 Little Schoolhouse Summer Arts Program at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AA at Noon at the 50+ Activity Centre Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Roast Beef Dinner: 1700 - 1900 hrs. Price $8.00

SATURDAY AUGUST 28 Royal Canadian Legion An evening with Diane Ball - No cover charge. Have Dinner first for only $6.50 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Also take a few minutes of your time to greet our new kitchen staff member.

Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Papa Thom 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation Royal Canadian Legion Karaoke with Anita.1930 hrs.

Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Jimmy Leguilloux. 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

Would you like to feature your event in the Peachland View’s weekly Calendar of Events? Please call 250.767.7771 or email peachlandview@shaw.ca.


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M COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS -

AUGUST 10, 2010

By Erin Boyes, District of Peachland

Junior Election Officials – Byelection Council received a report for information on the introduction of Junior Election Officials for the upcoming municipal byelection. This initiative aims to introduce the complexity and range of opportunity of working in local government in tandem with encouraging youth voting participation.

Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 1955 Council gave fi nal reconsideration and adoption to Solid Waste Management Regulation Amendment Bylaw No. 1955. This amendment replaces the previous Section 3.0 which stipulates the utility fees and charges for solid waste collections, and brings the bylaw in line with the other District utility quarterly billing cycles.

Latecomer Interest Rate Bylaw No. 1958 Council gave fi nal reconsideration and adoption to Latecomer Interest Rate Bylaw No. 1958. This amendment clarifies the interest rate applicable on latecomer agreements as well as updates current legislative terms.

Peachland Boxing Club Council passed a resolution to have the District’s recreation department provide administration for the Peachland Boxing Club. This will assist in the collection of fees, remittance to Boxing BC and provide support for the maintenance of membership fees.

Solar Hot Water Heating Regulations A resolution was passed which supports the new provincial solar hot water ready heating regulations. These regulations will become part of the BC Building code for interested municipalities, and will be implemented under the District’s Building Bylaw at a later date.

Fringe Area Planning – Zip Line Referral Council passed a resolution to respond to the RDCO and Front Counter BC referral application for a License of Occupation for commercial land use to allow development of a zip line adventure area noting that further development in the fringe areas should require a formal planning study and impact report.

Infrastructure Planning Grant E S TAT E W I N E R Y

Council passed a resolution giving staff authorization to apply for an Infrastructure Planning Grant for the Sanitary Sewer Phasing Plan in 2011. This will provide residents with some time lines for sanitary sewer to be installed in each area of the community.

12th annual Rattlesnake Island Swim and pancake breakfast this Saturday By Joanne Layh There is still time to get involved in the Peachland Rattlesnake Island Swim set to take place on Saturday, August 14th. Boat volunteers are still needed to assist the swimmers. Volunteers are rewarded with tshirts, prizes and a pancake breakfast! If you have a boat and a bit of time early Saturday morning, call the Peachland Recreation Department to get involved. If you’re planning to register for the swim or just want to cheer the athletes along, the 7 km swim begins at 7 a.m. and leaves from the 5th Street Dock, while the 3.1 km swim starts a half-hour later with participants beginning the race at the island. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get to Rattlesnake Island by boat, so

3.1 km swimmers are required to check in prior to departure, between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Time to complete the 3.1 km swim is capped at two hours, but most experienced swimmers shouldn’t have a problem. Last year, overall female winner Ali Campbell fi nished the 7 km swim with a time of 1:46:50, while overall male winner Connor Vanderzalm came in at just 1:37:20. The swimmers will follow a course marked with motorboats and orange buoys. Each swimmer must provide his or her own accompanying

Peachland through Tania’s Eyes

canoe or kayak and assistant. Following the swim, medals will be awarded at the community centre to the top three swimmers in each age group. As well, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the community centre from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The breakfast is open to the public and is only $5 for adults. Race swimmers eat for free. For more information, to register as a swimmer or to become a boat volunteer, contact the Peachland Recreation Department at 250.767.2133 or email phaffend@peachland.ca.

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Mother Nature's Fury, August 5, 2010 from My Backyard Amateur photographer and Peachland resident, Tania Simpson, started photography in 2007 and immediately found a passion for it. She chronicles the seasons, the people, and the wildlife of Peachland in almost daily photos of the area. View more at flickr. com/photos/taniaseyes. The View will be publishing a weekly look at Peachland, through Tania's eyes.

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Ambassador cake auction raises $310 By Joanne Layh

This year’s crop of Peachland Ambassador candidates have made it past their first judged event, a nerve-wracking public delivery of personal speeches. However, the candidates delivered more than just speeches last Sunday – each arrived with a homemade cake that went home with the highest bidder. The cake auction fundraising initiative was a first for the Peachland Ambassador program, but given the high interest and fierce bidding, it is likely that the event will be repeated next year. Through the auction the candidates brought in $310, which will be used to help fund the program. Visiting royalty from Castlegar, Kamloops, Lytton and Summerland were in attendance with their Japanese billets, as well as two of the three British Columbia ambassadors. Mayor Fielding attended the event and proved to be a competitive bidder. Many of the candidate sponsors were also there to offer support,

including representatives from Peachland Rotary Club, Peachland Lions Club, Peachland Fire and Rescue, Todd’s RV and Camping and Peachland Ace Hardware. The event was emceed by the reigning team, ambassador Zoe Moshansky and vice ambassador Portia Connor. Candidates were allowed only three to five minutes to deliver their speech and make an impression on the panel of judges. Ashleigh Menard-Poole was the first at the podium with her speech, Nature. Ashleigh’s speech explored the pleasures she takes in enjoying nature, family and friends. Next up was Anya Mayoss-Hurd with her speech, Expedition from England. Mayoss-Hurd took her audience through the adventures that her family went through while immigrating to Canada. Rylie Miller was up next with her speech, My Grade 9 Year. Miller’s speech followed along the events of an enjoyable year at Glenfir with a class of just eight students! Natasha Bennett’s de-

Zoe Moshansky, Rylie Miller, Natasha Bennett, Anya Mayoss-Hurd, Melea Pueschner, Ashleigh Menard-Poole and Portia Connor (shown left to right) with the cakes that raised $310 in a Sunday morning auction. Photo Joanne Layh

livery was probably the most animated of the candidates. As the title of her speech, Thrill Seeker, suggests, Natasha gave a dynamic rendition of her family’s adventures in the outdoors, including a courageous cliff dive. Bennett’s wasn’t the only speech to explore adrenaline adventures. Katie Owen’s speech, My Year on the Freestyle Ski Team, explored the thrill of strapping planks on her feet, a brain bucket on her head and hitting the

slopes. Finally, Melea Pueschner’s speech, Adventure to Rockridge, explored a pleasurable summer at Camp Rockridge near Princeton. Ambassador candidate David Rojas was out of province last weekend. Rojas will present his speech later this year. The marks will be based on overall impression, formal opening and closing included in the speech, clarity, grammar and pitch, confidence, stage presence, poise and timing. The scores of the speech event will not be revealed until Pageant Weekend, which is set to take place in mid-September. Spread over two days, Pageant Weekend will see visiting royalty from around

the province returning to support their fellow ambassador candidates. The weekend will also include sponsor speeches, entertainment presentations, a fashion show, evening wear presentations and

impromptu questions in the final stages of competition. The program year finishes off with an awards ceremony and coronation, when the crown will be passed on to a new ambassador.

Vice ambassador Portia Connor, ambassador Zoe Moshansky and candidate Natasha Bennett (shown left to right) auction off a unique cake. Photo Joanne Layh

Bylaw Beat

 DALE ZIMMERMAN This week I will concentrate on the following bylaw sections: 1) Fire Life Safety and Smoke control Regulatory Bylaw #1718 Section 9.3(i) You must have a permit in order to have a campfire. This includes the use of any fire pit, chiminea or other such devices. We are experiencing a very dry summer and for this reason most fire pit permits have been cancelled

until there is a change in conditions. You can be of assistance by getting rid of any tall grasses and other fuels that are in your yards. Remember, fire safety should be everyone’s concern. 2) Parks Bylaw Section 17 With regards to animals on the beach, please look for the signage along Beach Avenue that indicates where animals are allowed. It may be helpful to anyone that has a dog on the beach if you could let them know where our two doggy beaches are. This is a continual problem and your help will be greatly appreciated. We have a leash law that stipulates dogs must be kept on a leash when you are walking them. For the most part Animal Control from the Regional District Of Central Okana-

gan (RDCO) will deal with all dog issues; you can contact the RDCO at 250.469.6286 if you have any animal control issues. I can only deal with dog issues that are in our parks and I use the Parks Bylaw to deal with them. If you need assistance with respect to any bylaw matters, please contact the District of Peachland office at 250.767.2647. Many of the bylaws of Peachland are posted on our website and can be viewed by anyone free of charge. You can visit our website at www.peachland.ca or purchase a copy of a bylaw at City Hall. Please have a safe and enjoyable summer. If you require any assistance please contact the office at 250.767.2647 or call me on my cell phone at 250.212.2331.


August 13, 2010

News From the Chamber

By Darlene Hartford Roundeye Sushi a popular new eatery on Beach Avenue becomes the 150th member of Peachland Chamber of Commerce. Peachland Chamber takes pride in its membership numbers when comparing its size to business communities in larger centres. Locally, 80 per cent of paid business licenses in the District of Peachland are Peachland Chamber members. These statistics are extremely high and the Chamber appreciates the confidence Peachland business has in their local Chamber of Commerce. Welcoming Roundeye Sushi as the 150th member is another step in the success story of promoting

Peachland. At Roundeye Sushi the culinary team creating Asian dishes with French fusion is comprised of one Korean chef, two from Japan, and Peachland local, Jaret Gregory. Japanese infusion tapas, called Izakaya, and signature rolls are the main focus of the new menu, owner Nancy MacDonald says. Prior to opening last November, Nancy and husband Phil researched upcoming new Asian fusion restaurants in Vancouver. Roundeye’s chefs and owners collaborate weekly on new rolls and sauces, offering unique menu choices. Signature dishes include Nasty’s Prawn Tower, one of the most popular choices, as well as Doc Hollywood,

named after Dr. Don MacRae of Peachland Dental Centre, a regular at Roundeye Sushi. “We’re not a typical Sushi restaurant serving only beer and sake,” MacDonald says, “We have successfully paired a selection of Okanagan wines with our menu in addition to regular choices. Also our music is not traditional Japanese and you’ll always find Phil tuning into sports on the widescreen TV.” Roundeye’s décor by La Bonne Vie of Kelowna expresses simple elegance, which is traditionally Asian. Artistic presentations of tapas and rolls on basic white china are served in the tranquil setting of charcoal coloured walls and

a lot of glass to feature their waterfront location. Complimenting cultures has put Roundeye Sushi in a favourable niche in Peachland’s diverse restaurant row. Silver and Sushi, an afternoon of sushi and Silpata Jewelry, also demonstrates the creative marketing and uniqueness of this new business. Nancy and Phil MacDonald have supported the Peachland Chamber over the past seven years as co-owners of The Blind Anger Grill, another supportive Chamber member. The increase in Peachland Chamber memberships can be credited to a number of factors, including a proactive board of directors. For the past two years, the board has built partnerships with local government and economic development committees (both locally and regionally). The position of manager has been divided into Chamber office administrator and tour-

ism services coordinator, thus enabling more time dedicated to membership services. Events such as the Business 2 Consumer Trade Show have created business partnerships between Peachland and companies in West Kelowna, Kelowna and Penticton. The creation of an annual golf tournament has provided networking opportunities for business, clubs and organizations, as well as local and provincial government leaders. Peachland Chamber membership currently includes 18 businesses from West Kelowna and 12 from Kelowna. More businesses outside of Peachland are looking to our Chamber. Peachland Chamber also offers an associate rate to those belonging to other Chambers of Commerce in the valley. Associate memberships have proven to be successful incentives for new members. Categories of membership in the Peachland Chamber include non-

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profit organizations as well as individuals not associated with a business. A group insurance plan including health, dental, disability and life insurance is available to all members. Discount opportunities in telephone rates and gas are also cost saving opportunities. For more information about Peachland Chamber of Commerce membership please visit www.peachlandchamber.bc.ca or phone 250.767.2455.

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At the Gallery

Untitled, Acrylic, Carrie Harper

Untitled, abstract, mixed media, Carrie Harper

Boldness has power and genius in it, Mixed media on wood, Carrie Harper

Zambia Girl, Mixed media on wood, Carrie Harper

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Barber in Town Gina the Barber

Carol’s Hair Studio would like to annonuce that Gina the Barber is taking a leave of absence. Linda and Heather will be happy to help you in the meanme. Watch for Gina’s Return! Heritage Mall, 5878 Beach Avenue. Barber-style walk-in No appointment necessary.

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For anyone who hasn’t visited, Peachland has a beautiful gallery space just south of the lights at Princeton Avenue. The gallery represents 18 artists from all over the Okanagan Valley, one of them being Carrie Harper. Harper’s work

can be viewed at www. thepearworkshop.com. Harper has always loved to make things. Her creativity takes on many forms and she happily jumps from one to the next wishing for more hours in each day to immerse into mixed media. In art school, Harper thought she would sculpt with

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The Royal Canadian Legion would like to invite their volunteers for an afternoon of appreciation.

Sunday, August 15th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. We hope all those who volunteer their time will stop in and enjoy some goodies on us.

Create, Mixed media on wood, Carrie Harper

metal but then discovered many other routes to navigate her creative fascinations. Harper gravitated toward twodimensional works when her children were small because of the need for portability. A stint working at Opus Framing and Art Supply was a great learning experience for learning and experimenting with many different mediums. Since the early 1990’s she has been

pushing the boundaries of painting and is currently working under the umbrella of mixed media on canvas and wood panels. Most recently her works are being top-coated with resin as well as beeswax. View some of Harper’s mixed media paintings on display at The Gallery. Carrie Harper will be painting at The Gallery on August 17; everyone is welcome to visit.

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This week at the Little Schoolhouse art series: Twyla Tucker By Eric Hall

der if anyone is left in Alberta. But we love to get visitors, especially from out of province. Some people enjoy their visit so much, they come to live here. One of the reasons

Our wonderful Peachland summer continues. Sometimes when you look around at vehicle license plates, you won-

visitors love Peachland is because we are trying to maintain our history by preserving some of our old buildings. The Little Schoolhouse is one such building. In this age of

Peachland art group – Jan Topp and Deborah Livingstone. Both Topp and Livingstone are enthusiastic local artists; they love to paint. Topp moved to BC from Saskatchewan and has enjoyed being part of the local art group. She tries to paint in a way that stimulates an emotional response. Livingstone draws upon her travel experiences to paint in ways that reflect the warm intense colours of the desert. Her paintings are done with a pallet knife in acrylics; many reflect a Mexican theme. The paintings are for sale, but there is no obligation to buy. Visitors are welcome to stop by and look around. On Sunday, you can have a cup of tea while you look. You might even recognise the volunteers serving tea and washing dishes.

Need a ride? By Judy Wyper

“I was interested in this because of my mom in Germany. There came a time when she had to give up her car. She depended on neighbours to take her places, and was so grateful to them. I can’t help her because I live here, but I can help others in that same situation.” Muhs reflects, “It is not a big deal for me to drive to Kelowna, but it is very difficult for these people to get around. They can feel so isolated. How can they do a proper grocery shop if they have to take the bus? You couldn’t bring back many groceries, and the milk would warm up. So I take them out, and we chat and when we get to the grocery store, I help them read labels, and reach things on the top shelves. I treat them like my Mom. Being a driver does not involve a lot of qualifications. We need to be empathetic, patient, and have a driver’s license!” The PWC has a wheelchair-accessible van. It was purchased two years ago with the help of donations from the Lions, Legion, Rotary and Trepanier Lodge #86. This program began as another way to keep

Do you need a ride? The Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) offers a transportation service. One woman using this program eloquently stated, “There are certain provisions of services that are critical to the well-being of people. One of them is being able to get transportation to where you need to go. For me, this has made it possible to stay in my home longer instead of having to move.” The PWC links volunteer drivers with those in need of a ride. Various needs include physiotherapy or medical appointments, pharmacy trips, banking, and grocery shopping. Some people are regular users with the same driver each week, while others are short-term users during post-operative recovery. One of the PWC strengths is the determination to meet the needs of individuals. Doris Muhs knew several people who were drivers in this program, and when she saw the ad in The View for volunteer drivers she decided to take the plunge. That was almost three years ago.

people living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. People wanting rides are fi rst interviewed by Olive Fielding, the seniors outreach worker. Before volunteers begin, they receive an interview, orientation and Rattlesnake Point, Watercolour, Twyla Tucker a criminal record check. Drivers use their own financial restraint, it’s retiring to the Okanagan, vehicles unless they are nice to know that this Tucker had paintings using the van. A sug- building comes without commissioned in Alberta, gested user fee schedule any cost to Peachland the Yukon and Northern helps to defray the cost taxpayers. The building BC. It’s a great display, so of gas, vehicle upkeep is owned by Peachland come and check it out. and insurance. If you but it was saved and Next week will featake a taxi to Kelowna it restored by volunteers. ture two artists from the can cost around $50 one These days it is run by way. The transportation volunteers and pays for service suggests a dona- itself without subsidies. tion of $15 for a round During the summer, it trip to Kelowna. That’s becomes Peachland’s art quite a deal. gallery. If you haven’t Another woman who been to check it out regularly gets rides stat- yet, stop by this week ed, “It’s a comfort to or next. It is open from know there is this serv- Thursday to Saturday ice. It gives me peace of from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. mind.” The Little Schoolhouse A son living in Austral- is located on Brandon ia stated, “Mom looks Lane (off 4th Street) next forward to the shopping to the Anglican church. trips, and we know she Sunday is a special day, has door to door safe as volunteers serve tea/ transport. We can’t be coffee and dessert from there, but the Wellness 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This Centre is.” week’s artist is Twyla Do you need a Tucker. She learned to ride? Call the PWC at paint at Northern Lights 250.767.0141 or visit College and worked in our website at www. oils, acrylics and chalk. peachlandwellnesscen- These days she paints Memories, Watercolour, Twyla Tucker tre.ca. in watercolours. Before

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Part Time Receptionist TNI requires a part-time Receptionist for the completion of a wide variety of administrative and accounting tasks within the finance department. The successful individual will be responsible for a variety of typical secretarial and receptionist duties in addition to more complex functions and services, such as assisting with accounting tasks, and various spreadsheets and reports. A mastery of the MS Office Suite of programs, particularly MS Excel is a must!

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TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

– Daddy, Mommy, Emily, T.J., Jeanelle, Grummies, Grumps and all your Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and 3 references to opportunities@TNINetwork.com quoting “Office Assistant” in the subject line. Deadline for all applications is August 20th, 2010.

Account Manager TNI The Network Inc. is looking for an energetic and hardworking individual to join their Client Services team in the role of Account Manager. The Account Manager is primarily responsible for the delivery and day-to-day management (support, monitoring, tracking and assessment) of our face-toface programs to ensure revenue targets are met and our clients do not have cause to complain. A mastery of the MS Office Suite of programs, particularly MS Excel, is a must! TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume along with 3 references with the phrase “Account Manager” in the subject line to opportunities@TNINetwork. com before August 20th. We thank everyone for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Customer Service Position TNI is looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic individual for an exciting full-time position within our Data Processing Centre. If you are looking to start your career with a successful, growing company, this job is for you! Applicants must be friendly and target motivated. TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and 3 references to opportunities@TNINetwork.com quoting “Customer Service” in the subject line. Deadline for all applications is August 20th.

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Tents For Rent

Meets Monday at 7pm (closed meeting) and Friday at 8pm (open meeting). Call 763.5555 for more info.

FOR RENT New one bedroom basement suite. Available September 15, n/s, n/p, $850/per month including utilities. Call 250-767-3119

RENT-A-TENT. 10 X 10 white pop-up tents for rent. All occasion protection from sun or showers. For bookings phone 250.767.2455 or email peachlandchamber@shawcable.com

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Fantastic retail/commercial space for rent! This outstanding property boasts 4750 sq.ft., and 2 levels. Features include newly installed high-efficiency lighting, heating, air conditioning, alarm system, phone system, front counter and display shelving. Located at 13209 North Victoria Road, in the heart of downtown Summerland, this place is ready for business! For more information contact Lara at 1-888-843-4441

AUTOS FOR SALE

Moving or need storage? 2001 Volkswagon Jetta TDI, standard We have free cardboard boxes at the transmission, 240,000k, $4,000. Call Peachland View Office. Pick up from 250-767-3316 office only.

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Interior/exterior, new construction or re-paint. Ceilings, walls & woodwork. Call GC Contracting for a free estimate 250.767.2701

Storage For Rent • Good clean clothing • Household items We accept donations on days that we are open.

Please do not drop off any donations while we are closed. OPEN THURS. - SAT. 10 - 3 PM For Sale 37” High-def flat screen TV, $300; 3 seater sofa, $150; Toshiba laptop, $150. All in excellent condition. Other items als for sale. Call 250.767.6229

STORAGE FOR RENT. Secure Downtown Location. 5 X 8’s and 10 x 16. Call 250.767.6348.

Yard Care Hedge trimming, Grass cutting, Weeding etc. Call 250.767.3081

Reno Sense Home Repair Ltd. 20 years experience No job too small Including drywalling & texturing ceilings Fully licensed, insured & W.C.B. Call Eric 250.767.2593

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Summerland Senior Hockey Club

Dress up your home with crown moulding, new railing, upgrade trim and baseboard. Drywall repair and painting. Renovations. 25 years experience. Call Harry @250.878.5768

Summerland Sr. Hockey Club is looking for players & goalies for the Fall and Winter seasons - Mon., Wed., Fri., - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Call Larry 250.494.7805 or Wayne 250.494.7460

Do you need storage? We have 8’ x 10’ s and 8’ x 20’ s. Call Carleen at ALCar at 250.462.0065 - Summerland.

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BICEP HOLDINGS Child Care Peachland, very experience mother has 2 spaces available. Lots of TLC, healthy snacks, crafts, outdoor play, walks, library visits. References, Police Security. Catherine. Call 778-479-4714

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Health Matters

Building Better Health

By Sherri Houley Dietetic Intern, Interior Health

We all want different things out of life, but if we stop to think about it, there are some things we

likely have in common – like health and happiness. Getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising daily is good for our health and our happiness, but fi nding time to get to the gym or shop for and make healthy foods can be a challenge. What if there was a way to make these things easier? How we plan and develop our communities can do just that. Your chances of getting diabetes, heart disease or other illnesses, or becoming obese, could be lessened if a

grocery store were located in your neighbourhood. Having access to healthy foods means you are more likely to consume them, and more likely to walk or cycle to the store, so you can build exercise into your day. It also means that people who do not have a vehicle can still access healthy food choices. If your neighbourhood is not planned or zoned for a grocery store, you could miss out on incorporating exercise into your daily routine, and not be able to purchase healthy food easily.

Even if your neighbourhood has a local grocery store, if your community doesn’t have sidewalks, would you still feel safe walking there? Sidewalks and walkways are another element of planning that contributes to health and happiness. So too are nearby parks, because kids and parents are more likely to use them if they don’t have to get in the car or use public transportation to get there. All of these things, grocery stores, sidewalks, and parks are part of the built environment – the man-made

aspects of our surroundings that impact the way we live each day. We often just accept the built environment because it is “what’s there,� but we do have the power to plan and change our surroundings to help us lead happier and healthier lives. A good start is to get involved in your community by attending community planning meetings held by the city. There you can ask questions and give your ideas on how you want your community to grow. If you cannot attend, fi nd

out if there is a survey you can fi ll out instead. Voting in government elections also gives you a voice to help support people and plans that work towards a healthier built environment. There are also things you can do as an individual, like helping develop a community garden or park, and purchasing food from local growers and grocers. So get out and get involved in your community, because a healthier environment helps us all achieve better health and happiness!

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Food For the Soul An Interview with Derek Koch Derek Koch is not a new face to Emmanuel, but he has a new perspective on life. He has just returned with his family from Thailand where they helped make life a bit easier for Burmese refugees. Derek took up his post as Emmanuel Church’s campus pastor on August 1. This interview took place a couple days after he arrived back in Canada. This is not your first time being connected with the community of Peachland, correct? No. My family and I

have lived in the Okanagan for 15 years. We have four children, ages 14, 13, 10, and eight. We have many fond memories of Peachland. In 2008-2009 I was the pre-teen children’s director at Emmanuel Church and we led a program for pre-teens on Wednesday nights at Peachland Elementary School. And much earlier than that when my wife and I first moved to the Okanagan in 1995 as newlyweds, we rented a cute, little cottage on 3rd Street.   After being involved in the Christian community

for so long, you decided to do something kind of unexpectedly. You uprooted your family and headed off to work with

refugee children in Thailand. What made you do that? My wife and I have

always felt deep compassion for children in crisis - both in the Okanagan and around the world. We wanted our family to experience what it meant to work with children in crisis in an international context. In Thailand, we worked along the Thai-Burma border and worked with children and teens who came across the border with their families from Burma to escape the political turmoil and extreme poverty.    What did this work look like? Our three main re-

Jeff Bjorgan Emmanuel Church www.emmanuelnet.ca/jeff www.emmanuelnet.ca/jef sponsibilities were installing reverse osmosis water systems in migrant schools, providing teacher resources to make teaching and learning more meaningful and helping to create an identification book for stateless children. Along with that, our four children contributed their talents and energy as they played with the children. And now you’re back. What is your role going to be now at Emmanuel Church?   I’m going to be the Campus Pastor of Emmanuel Church, Peachland.   What is a campus pastor? I’ll come alongside people who attend Emmanuel Church in Peachland in their spiritual journey and life journey. And I’ll hopefully become a meaningful contributor to the life of the community of Peachland.   How do you feel your

experiences both as a pastor in the Okanagan and doing humanitarian work in Thailand prepare you for your newest role?  It has given us a clearer picture of the suffering of people. As a result, I think we will be able to understand the struggles of people in a clearer way. Also, I have seen the resilience in people and how their faith in God sustains them in times of difficulty. We want to encourage people to never lose hope, to keep going, because they have something valuable to contribute to their neighbourhoods, schools, community and world.   What are you looking forward to the most this year? Deepening relationships with the people of Peachland I already know and getting to know many more! Consider this an open invitation to drop by the Emmanuel Church office at the back of the Peachland Pharmacy. I’d love to meet you. We took the summer off, so church services in Peachland begin again in September. You can always meet me over at our Westbank campus for Sunday services at 10 a.m.

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