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Peachland transit riders can expect better service
Light up the night
By Cindy Fortin
Check out Peachlandâ€™s Christmas Light displays - Page 7 Photo Cindy Fortin
No more standing in the cold for lengthy periods of time waiting with uncertainty for the next transit bus to roll in. Peachland transit riders who depend on the buses to get to work, school, appointments or shopping should be in for an easier ride. According to Michelle Orfield, senior urban transportation planner at B.C. Transit, â€œCorridors are going to be serviced every 15 minutes, 15 hours a day, seven days a week.â€? But donâ€™t get excited yet. This is only part of the B.C. Transit Master Plan -- a plan that will be 25 years in the making. While bettering customer service and improving transit sustainability are two major components of that plan, increasing ridership is their primary objective. Currently, ridership sits at three per cent of the population. Transit hopes to see that number climb to seven per cent over the next quarter century. â€œThree to seven per cent doesnâ€™t seem like something you would throw a party about, but in order to get seven per cent it requires a quadrupling of ridership,â€? said Orfield. â€œRight now we are at 4.3 million riders, so the plan is to get us at 16 million per year in 25 years. The new measures are going to be really key to achieving that.â€? There are currently three types of transit service within the region: The RapidBus line along Hwy 97, which connects downtown Westbank
through West Kelowna, to Kelowna and up to UBCOkanagan; Blue line frequent transit, which runs all day, every day, and loosely includes Peachland; and Regional Express, which makes fast, direct connection from the major centres, such as West Kelowna to Kelowna to Lake Country. Those who ride local transit know that Peachland only receives sketchy, schedule-lax service, and buses are often empty. The Peachland route is ranked as a poor Division 5 threshold, with less than 10 per cent ridership and low boarding per service hour. As a short-term goal to combat this, B.C. Transit plans to focus more on the routes of greater usage. â€œWe are looking at focusing the primary route during peak travel periods. Instead of taking service hours you already have and spreading it around 18 hours a day, what we are looking at is doing a 15 to 30 minutes headway route during peak hours. Then maybe looking for something else for midday and night service,â€? said Orfield. When bus schedules donâ€™t mesh with a riderâ€™s plan, there are alternatives. Dial-A-Ride is a service open to anyone. You can book your trip the day before and the bus will come and pick you up and drop you off. Local communities set the fares. Handydart is similar to Diala-Ride but is geared toward people with disabilities. Van continued page 3 see Transit Service
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December 17, 2010
Girls bring home silver
An artist's rendition of a Transit Future bus, provided by B.C. Transit
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Sophie Taylor (l-r), Ryann Buckingham and Claire Taylor proudly show off the silver medals they earned at the Zone 2 Karate BC try-outs. Photo Darcy Jong
By Darcy Jong
Ten year old, Sophie Taylor and her sister Claire, 8 years old, along with Ryann Buckingham, also 10 years old, came home with Silver (Team Kata Division) at the Zone 2 Karate BC try-outs. The girls qualified to represent their region in the Karate BC Provincials in January. There were
109 competitors from the Thompson Okanagan area, with some competitors coming from Kamloops. With the guidance of their Sensei Chris Taneda, of the Taneda Karate Dojo, the girls diligently trained for the tournament. After their competition, they were all smiles as all their hard work had paid off. When asked what they like
about karate, they were eager to share their passion for martial arts. Ryann replied, "I like to learn and master a kata, and be as good at is as I can." Claire feels more confident about herself now that she trains in karate. "I like to learn how to protect myself," she said. Sophie's eyes sparkled as she shared, "I like to make my body fast...and karate is fun!
pools is another option, but rarely used in Peachland. The topography of Peachland also provides some challenges. “There are a lot of hills, sometimes it is not easy for a bus to get up the steep inclines, and the development is a bit disconnected. We can’t turn our bus around in a cul-de-sac.” There has been some discussion about including more of Trepanier Bench in the current route, with a
bus loop to include Dryden and Cousins roads. But operational dollars are a factor, and it may just be a distant wish. “We are taking a really hard look at how we allocate funding and are working to invest our money where we will get the highest ridership,” said Orfield. But, she said, they also need to recognize that we have a lot of different systems in the province. “Some of those communities are small and designed in such a way that they are never going to be real
ridership producers. We still have to make sure that money is allocated to those areas.” A public consultation on the Transit Master Plan was held on December 9 at the IGA parking lot. On display was an older bus that had been transformed into a mobile open house -- a transit bus of the future --, which included iPads and in-line games. B.C. Transit invites the public to provide input on their system, and participate in their on-line survey at www.bctransit.com.
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December 17, 2010
Christmas – a religious festival or just shopping?
School children used to sing Christmas carols such as “O come all ye faithful”. Now they are more likely to be singing a Christmas song such as “Jingle Bells”. It is almost as if we have to apologize for any religious aspect to Christmas Many organizations put Santa and his reindeer at centre stage and leave baby Jesus in the background, if He’s there at all. Instead of the three wise men bringing gold, frankincense and myrrh, children want them to bring iPhones, Wii systems or an MP3 player. So has Christmas become just a time of giving and getting gifts, and does it matter? It’s not a new question and clearly Christmas means different things to different people. Different calendar systems have been used in history and it is not known if December 25 was the date that Jesus Christ was born. Early Christian writers connected the winter solstice (the birth of the sun) with the birth of Christ. The winter solstice (shortest day) is around the same time - usually December 21 or 22 --, and was a winter festival even in preChristian times Today, church scholars do not consider the ques-
tion of whether Jesus was born on December 25, important. For the church, it is the Christmas message rather than the date that is considered to be most significant. And that message was that God sent His son to teach us how to conduct our lives and how to treat other people. Perhaps we have to blame the three wise men for the emphasis on giving gifts; what were those gifts? Gold is easy to understand, it has always been precious. Frankincense was incense introduced by the Franks and was valued for its calming and restorative properties. Myrrh was considered a wound healer; it has antiseptic and healing properties. Two mysterious gifts, indeed. During the Protestant Reformation, puritan groups condemned Christmas as a Catholic invention. After the English civil war, in 1647 Christmas was banned. Oliver Cromwell played the part of Scrooge, but then he didn’t have a reputation for doing a lot of celebrating. When King Charles II became King in 1660, the ban was ended Almost 200 years later, when Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”
in 1843, it did much to promote the spirit of Christmas. It emphasised the role of the family, the need for compassion and Christmas as the season of goodwill to all. Dickens had a major impact on what people thought about Christmas. His vision gave meaning to the season for those who were not very religious. It was a time of family gatherings, seasonal food and drinks, and festive generosity. A prominent phrase from the tale “Merry Christmas” was popularized following the appearance of “A Christmas Carol”. So did Dickens help to promote Christmas or help to diminish it? In my opinion, he was promoting the concept that Christmas has a theme but it can mean different things to different people; and that’s ok. During Dickens’s time, in Victorian England, Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree tradition. Albert was from Germany but he worked hard to improve the lives of the British people. The tradition of having a tree at Christmas had started in Germany over a hundred years before. The first Christmas tree decorations also appeared in Germany in the 1860s; paper chains were
MY VIEW made by children. Later in the 19th century, the poinsettia became a symbol of Christmas; it is a plant native to Mexico. The Christmas turkey comes from North America, where turkeys originated. Santa Claus is a corruption of the Dutch Sinterklaas, which means Saint Nicholas. But the modern image of Santa Claus as the jolly man in a red suit was created in New York City. So many countries have added to our Christmas traditions. To me that’s the funda-
mental message of Christmas; it is a time for all nations to celebrate. For Christians the biggest celebration has to be the birth of Christ. We lived in central Surrey, south of Vancouver, for over 20 years. It was a community dominated by people from the Punjab in India. Punjabi people are often members of the Sikh religion. They liked to celebrate Christmas. Our Sikh friends told us that they were happy to share a celebration that belonged to another religion. For Sikhs, Diwali (the festival of lights) in October is a very important time of the year. All members of the community were invited to join Diwali celebrations; and we did. When we discussed Christmas with Sikh friends, they told us that they did not want anything taken away. They wanted to add other special annual events from their religion. The concept was to include all beliefs, not to take anything away. I believe that is the right approach. So, if we are a Christian community, we should have no problem putting Christ in Christmas. Personally, I am not a very religious person, but I can’t see how
anyone could be offended by the presence of Christ in Christmas. Even Muslim people accept that Christ was an important prophet, even if not the Son of God. Having a Christian Christmas is not putting down other religions. It is simply recognizing the kind of community we live in. Let’s be proud of our history and our traditions without being obsessed with political correctness. If there are other traditions and events to celebrate, we can include them as well. What about all the Christmas shopping? Well, you could tell your children about parable of “the widow’s mite”. Jesus told the parable to explain that if you don’t have much, giving a small amount can be very significant. In other words, don’t judge the spirit of Christmas giving by the size or cost of the gift. You are not being Scrooge when you don’t buy something because your family budget doesn’t stretch that far. If you need an explanation, just tell your children that Jesus was born in a stable because they didn’t have enough money for a hotel. Just don’t mention that He was given gold as one of His gifts.
Peek Into the Past Shirley-Mae Jeffrey (nee Gerrie) figure skating in front of her house at Beach Avenue and 8th Street the year the lake froze solid from endto-end and side-to-side. Cars drove on the lake and a ski-equipped airplane took passengers up for a sightseeing flight, at a cost of $5. For days the lake had no snow and, impromptu hockey games could be played anywhere. The Kelowna car ferry route needed ice breaking with a tug and barge. That winter was very hard on the soft fruit trees and many were frost killed. It has never frozen as hard since.
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The Peachland View
Prankster meant no harm
Traffic sign uncertainty
Dear Editor: Merry Christmas to all the citizens of Peachland! I am writing today to apologize for any distress my unconventional Christmas decoration display may have caused. (Re: Funny? Or Dangerous Humour; Peachland View, December 10, 2010) I erected it in good jest! I have my four Godchildren coming for Christmas, I thought it would give them and the community a good laugh, and mostly it did. I received many thumbs up, smiles, laughter and a line up of cars stopping to take pictures. For those that enjoyed the laughs Merry Christmas, and for those that I traumatized, a heart felt apology and a Merry Christmas! Peace on earth, good will towards man.
Community policing or intimidation?
As I travel frequently on Beach Avenue I am puzzled by the new traffic signs that are displayed. 1. In the center of the right lane there are two Chevrons plus a bicycle image. 2. A yellow information sign consisting of a vehicle with a bicycle alongside with a caption 'Single file'. 3. At the Pedestrian Crossing yet another, depicting a pedestrian and a bicycle. Something new in the Traffic Act ? Sign 1. Does that mean that bicycles can travel in the middle of the lane with impunity, not enabling vehicles to pass? Sign 2. Do vehicles and bicycles travel side by side, or, as the sign states 'Single fi le'? If the latter, cars have NO room to overtake. Sign 3. Pedestrian crossings are such, but as for the bicycle image, does it mean a cyclist riding on the sidewalk can use the crossing to cross the road? The bicycle is considered vehicular traffic under the BC Highway Code, and to obey all traffic signs and signals, and riders are required to use the pavement (Roadway), not on sidewalks as many do. Hence one walks Bill Rice, the cycle across the crossing. Peachland I realize that Peachland is turning out to be a 'Coney Island' in the summer months when the locals have to shop out of town as parking the car is at a premium, plus the fact that wandering pedestrians dash out between parked cars. One might as well shut down Beach Avenue and create a Walking Mall... Just a thought.
Dear Editor: I am retired and one of the pleasures I have is the freedom to drive down to the Peachland Legion on a weekday afternoon where I can have a pint or two, shoot the breeze, and if I wish, shoot some pool, play a game of darts or try my luck at keno or poker. Sometimes when the company is good or I have some luck I may stay for three or four pints before heading home. I feel quite comfortable doing this as I feel my reflexes are not impaired to the point of affecting my driving, certainly less so than someone driving fatigued or using certain drugs either prescription, over-the-counter or from their local grow-op. This past Tuesday I lost that comfortable feeling, when I left the legion at 3 pm and headed up Beach Avenue. There were Mounties setting up a check-stop at their favourite location by the Blind Angler. I guess I was lucky that day, as I was waved through. I don’t know whether I was at the .05 level or not, if given the roadside test, but it got me thinking as I drove up the hill. What were they specifically looking for? Certainly not that we are buckled up while driving at the high speed of 30 km/h on Beach Avenue. As they normally ask if you have been drinking (the answer to that should be no comment, whether you have or not. Let them sniff out the correct answer), I can only assume that they are out to nab an old fart or two such as myself that may have had that one pint that put them at the .05 level. Who else would they expect to catch on a winter weekday afternoon in downtown Peachland? If asked what the point is of this check-stop tactic you may get the answer that they’re being due diligent in community policing. I, on the other hand, see it as intimidation whether I have had a beer or not. I certainly don’t condone driving if a person is impaired to the point that their reflexes or judgement could cause an accident, but I do take exception when a roadside test number, set artificially low, determines that a person is too impaired to drive. Therefore, being a good Legion member and, like our veterans did, I am going to fight for my little bit of freedom the only way I know how and that is to continue to do what I’m doing. And when my day comes and I get one of those in-your-face rookies at the checkstop who sniffs me out because I said no comment when asked if I have been drinking and I happen to blow the magic .05 number, I can only hope that I can spend the time that they have my vehicle and license in jail in lieu of paying the exorbitant fines and penalties that the legislation carries, which I can ill afford. They should offer me that courtesy, as I have been a law-abiding taxpayer all my life, so I’ve earned free lodging. Well, law-abiding till now. David Blair Peachland
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Merry Christmas with Marilyn Monroe. A tribute performed by Carly at the Peachland Legion Friday, Dec. 17, 7:30 pm. Members and guests welcome. More info. 250-7679100 Christmas Sale Drop in at the Wellness Centre if you are looking to purchase a new Christmas wreath, centre piece or cards. The centre is open Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 3 pm. The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria New Year’s Eve SUNDAY DECEMBER 19 Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast 8 - 11 am at Peachland Wellness Centre. $ 5.75 for a full breakfast. Info. 250767-0141 50+ Activity Centre Pancake Breakfast, 8 am - 11:30 am. All welcome.
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Royal Canadian Legion General Meeting, Installation of New Executive 1930 hrs.
Party. Appetizers, party favours, live entertainment. Champagne at midnight. $20 pp, must RSVP. Tickets limited. More info. call 250-767-3255.
valley. $15 pp, tickets limited, purchase early at the Legion. Includes party favours & midnight snacks.
Big E’s UFC 125 Saturday, January 1 at 7 pm. Blind Angler New Year’s More info. 250-767-1958 Eve Dinner, $45 pp, 3 course dinner, cham- Blind Angler 8th Annual pagne and loads of fun. New Year’s Day Pajama More info. 250-767-9264. Brunch. Come in your pj’s, 9:30 am - 3 pm. More Royal Canadian Legion info. 250-767-9264. New Year’s Eve 2010 Bash. Scott Theilmann 50+ Activity Centre with classic rock, blues, early notice, Burns supSpanish. The most di- per Jan. 28. Tickets on verse guitar talent in the sale mid Dec.
MONDAY DECEMBER 20 Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm. Info. 250-7676407 AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 am
AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
Wellness Circle: at Peachland Wellness Centre, 10-11:30 am, Everyone welcome. Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Liver & Onions Westside Toastmasters: 7 - 9 pm, Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna
Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Pasta
Peachland Lions Club meeting, 7 pm, at the Lions Den. Info. 250-767-9034
THURSDAY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 22 Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm. Experienced & beginners. Yoga at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 pm Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7pm at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250767-2409 or visit http://www.corcbc.com
Tai Chi for Wellness: 9:30 am for beginners. Continuing students 10 am at the United Church Hall
DECEMBER 23 Line Dancing at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 10:30 am Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10 - 11:30 am Iron & Silk Exercise at 50+ Activity Centre: 11 am Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment. Call 250-767-3255 for a reservation. Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 pm
Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 am Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment. Call 250-767-3255 for a reservation.
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Royal Canadian Legion: Meat Draw 1500 - 1700 hrs.
Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment. Call 250-767-3255 for a reservation.
Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am
Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre:9 am Men’s Coffee Club Wellness Centre: 10-11 am
Royal Canadian Legion: Eye Opener Breakfast 1000 hrs. Royal Canadian Legion: Karaoke with Anita 1930 hrs.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 am. For information call 1-800-932-8677 or Doreen at 250-7672132
AA at Noon at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm. Experienced & beginners.
Variety Singers at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:45 am Royal Canadian Legion General Meeting, Installation of the New Executive, 1930 hrs.
DECEMBER 24 Royal Canadian Legion: Fish & Chip Dinner with MaryEm 1730 hrs.
MONDAY DECEMBER 27 Quilting at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm Monday Morning Coffee: at the Peachland Wellness Centre, 10-11 am Peachland Quilters 50+ Activity Centre, 1 - 4 pm Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: noon
Tai Chi for Wellness: 6 pm. Continuing students at United Church Hall. Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 pm. Call Eva at 250-767-6407 Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10 am
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29 Adult Daybreak (Int. Health) at 50+ Activity Centre: 9 am Wellness Circle: at Peachland Wellness Centre, 10-11:30 am, Everyone welcome. Royal Canadian Legion: Special of the Day, Liver & Onions Yoga at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 pm Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1 pm. Experienced & beginners. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7 pm at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250767-2409 or visit http:// www.corc-bc.com
Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7 pm at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250767-2409 or visit http://www.corcbc.com Westside Toastmasters: 7 - 9 pm, Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna Peachland Lions Club meets at 7pm at the Lions Den. Info. 250767-9034
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December 17, 2010
Peachland Lights Up the Night
Have a drive H d i around d and d check h k outt th these wonderful Christmas light displays! • Beach Avenue - north to south ends • Walker Road (midway) • Clarence Road (end) • Sutherland Road (midway) • Trepanier Bench & Dryden Road • Desert Pines Road • Inglis Road • Witt Road • Lever Road • 1st Avenue & Ponderosa Road (corner) • 6th Avenue (midway and end) • Pincushion Place
A Christmas greeting it rings.
Tis the Season for those in the know To travel our town and see Peachland A-Glow. From South and from North From Up and from Down Follow these clues and discover our town. Start at the lake and travel along From Davis Cove to Princeton Listening to a Christmas song.
Travel up on the road Be sure to look right Precious Moments in Angels (3) Shine beautifully bright.
Centennial Way is tinkled with lights Under benches, in trees, The Beach gives great sights.
Keep travelling along and next what you’ll see Is a STAR perched high on a 50-foot tree.
And while you’re at Beach You’ll end at Buchanan -a skip and a hop Look high on the hill and what you’ll be seeing Is a HO HO HO on a rooftop A real Christmas Greeting.
Take countryside road to MacKinnon on your left Through tree-lined forests and vineyard abounds Down Desert Pines to neighbourhood sounds. Like Inglis’s Dazzle of White And Witt Moose with Music, a jolly sight. There’s a corner display on Lever with lotsa
Cross the highway and drive onto Walker There’s your view of lights all in strings The Mountain is blue.
Agent of Change working for YOU
Head back south on the highway and there on your right Is Trepanier Bench Road Just turn and keep right.
lights. Now drive to the Highway, and south you turn right Keep heading to a Golf Ball, again on your right. Go up onto Ponderosa, you drive with a dash But eyes to the left on 1st Avenue as you pass Inflated Santa’s waiting He’s there just for you. Go up even higher to 6th Avenue too For holiday sweetness at Pincushion Place, a Candy Cane Porch, Again just for you. And there at the end of 6th is a Nativity Scene That shows how Christmas began And how it would have been. For Peachland A-Glow It’s a spectacular sight. Enjoy and discover more for yourself. Tonight. By Wayne Power
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Food Safe Course held in Peachland
Pictured left to right – Borana Bach, Trepanier Beach House Bed & Breakfast; Wendy Takenaka, Peachland Pathfinders; Tuiji Anturri, pastry chef. Photo Darlene Hartford
By Darlene Hartford Eleven applicants were successfully certified at a Food Safe Course instructed by Andrew Russell, an instructor from Okanagan College. Russell presented the eighthour course at the Gas-
thaus Restaurant to a group that included restaurant owners and staff, volunteers of service clubs, and individuals interested in increasing their awareness of food safe techniques. New standards in the food industry make it compulso-
ry for anyone serving or selling food to the public to complete this course. A repeat session will be offered in February or March. Interested parties are asked to contact the Peachland Chamber of Commerce at 250-7672455.
Fact lacking referendums misleading
Over the past 12 months there has been As elected officials it is primarily our remore than a few alternative approval pro- sponsibility to inform citizens of the facts cesses and referendums held in communities around an issue and what the benefits may throughout this region that have been used be both long term and short term to taxpayto ascertain taxpayers support or opposition ers. In spite of living in the age of informafor various projects. The projects themselves tion, often we fail to do this in an effective have been varied ranging from recreational manner. Some citizen’s who are specifically infrastructure such as a curling facility and intending to try and encourage a particular a community park to civic infrastructure result in a referendum process can also easincluding an RCMP station and water up- ily outmaneuver governments at all levels. grades. The results have also been varied with To add to this challenge is that a decision some projects being supported while others made today can have major cost implicahave been defeated. I believe tions down the road. For exmost of us would agree that ample, if you are going to go providing citizens with an to the expense of digging up opportunity to have a vote in a road and later repaving it the spending of their tax dolfor the purpose of installing lars is an important part of sewer or water pipe, it is far our democratic process. more cost effective to spend While the outcome of a slightly more money today referendum or alternative apto install a larger pipe for proval process is important, future needs and thus avoid we should also not lose sight greater future expenses of of the process itself and that machinery, labour and mait is conducted in a fair, honterials to re-dig and re-pave est and accountable manner. the same road in order to inCitizens may have different ! WEEKLY COMMENTARY stall a larger pipe. opinions on where and how BILL BARISOFF, MLA Fortunately in many of tax dollars are best spent, but our municipalities we have we should always strive to be forward thinking mayors, factually accurate when communicating the councilors and senior city staff that are aware details. More frequently I am finding that of the long term cost efficiencies of future factual information is often only partially planning when looking at infrastructure relayed, at times withheld, or in some cases projects. The intent of this week’s report is actually not stated in an accurate manner. As not to encourage citizens to blindly support a result we sometimes hear the term “misin- the spending of your tax dollars every time formation” being applied to these processes a referendum comes around. Rather I would and that ultimately can undermine the legit- like to encourage people on both sides of an imacy of the referendum in question. It can issue to present factual information in a clear also lead to citizens making a decision that and transparent manner. Let the discussion perhaps they revolve around the merits or concerns about may have a proposed project to help all involved have made differ- a better understating of the short term and ently with long term repercussions of voting yes or no. add it ion a l We must always try to ensure that our demofactual in- cratic referendums and AAP processes are formation. helpful to all involved.
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December 17, 2010
Record Breaking Minority
Another milestone this week. Prime Minis- forces to outnumber the Conservative governter Harper surpassed the mark of former PM ment on a constitutional change on 'gender Lester Pearson. identity'. PM Harper now has the record for mainThis change to the Charter would be applied taining a minority government for the longest to transgendered individuals. It would also apperiod of time without being defeated by a ply to individuals based on what gender they non-confidence vote. say they are, not what gender they actually are, The recent federal by-elections also earned a or whether they have had a sex change operaspot in the record books. tion or not. It is also rare, if not practically unheard of, Most Conservatives voted against this mainfor the governing party of the day to actually ly because no clear answers were given by the gain a seat from the opposition in a by-election. Liberals or NDP regarding possible implicaThe last time a governing tions of a law like this. party did that was back in the It goes to 3rd reading vote in ! WEEKLY COMMENTARY horse and buggy days of WilFebruary or March. STOCKWELL DAY, MP fred Laurier. This week the Minister of Three seats were up for Justice will be calling for a vote grabs in the federal by-elecon legislation, which would tions two weeks ago. The Conservative party prevent those, convicted of sexual offences not only held onto their existing seat with a against children from having their records huge majority, it also shocked the political erased. world in Ontario by stealing one that the LibUnder existing law, a convicted criminal erals had previously held for almost a quarter who has served his time and remained crime of a century. free for at least five years from the end of his In the third contest, in Manitoba, a well- sentence may apply for a pardon. known local Liberal former MLA managed to With most crimes, this is to allow a person a knock out the NDP, which had previously held second chance in life. The problem here is that that riding for years. The new Liberal MP was a convicted pedophile could wind up having introduced into the House of Commons this his record erased. week. I must say he put on a feisty and aggresThen, if for instance he applied for a job at sive performance in Question Period on his a day care centre, kids camp, or boys and girls first day. club no past record would show up on his file. To get insights on what types of legislation That's why the pardon provisions need to be would be put in place by a Liberal/NDP coali- changed in cases of sex offenders against chiltion just look at what type of legislation they dren. are proposing or opposing. The opposition has been delaying this for In the Senate right now is an Opposition Bill months. that would require all Supreme Court Judges to The Liberals/NDP/ Bloc have said they will be fully bilingual. vote against our Human Smuggling Bill. The Liberal/NDP/Bloc voted together on This Bill is designed to discourage human this. exploitation incidents such as the arrival of the All Supreme Court proceedings are already last two boatloads of smuggled illegals to our done in both official languages with full trans- West Coast. lation service. Neither the Constitution, the Clearly, there are very different approaches Charter nor the courts have ever required this to legislation and policy between parties. extra step to be taken. We'll see where this goes. See you at the end of the week for my usual This week the opposition parties also joined meetings around the riding.
Peachland through Tania’s Eyes
Winter Evening, December 9, 2010, Princeton Avenue 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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By Peter Klinkenberg The end of November and the early part of December has been a busy time at the Legion, with elections held for the Legion executive and then the distribution of the Legions Charitable dona-
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tions for 2010. The election resulted in some new faces coming to the executive and the loss of some old friends. Peggy Larson, Diann Tanchuk and Frank Reichman have left the executive and we wish to thank them for their work and
all the time they have devoted to the Legion. New to the executive are Barry Hewer, Roger Moxley and Bob Menzies. We look forward to their contribution in keeping the Legion a strong and vital part of the Peachland community. Returning for an-
other year to the executive are Jean Saul - President, Dorothy Blair - 1st VicePresident, Patricia Day 2nd Vice-President, along with Ted Cave and Peter Klinkenberg. We would like to remind everyone the Legion will be closed Christmas Day
and hours will be restricted on Sunday, December 26, Boxing Day and also on Saturday, January 1, 2011. The next meat draw after this Saturday will be held on Saturday, January 8th 2011. In closing the Legion would like to remind all
its members that it is time to renew your membership in the Legion and we invite all members of the community to join the Legion and help support local charities and events. To all a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and see you all in the new year.
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December 17, 2010
Food For the Soul
Religious or Spiritual?
When I wrote my last Shepherd's Pie, I was sitting at a window looking out over the New Zealand bush towards the Waitemata Harbour and beyond that to the bush clad hills of the Coromandel. I was at my cousins' house in the Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland, not far from where the movie "The Piano" was filmed, looking out onto the tops of 20 foot high Tree Ferns and at a Kauri Tree that had grown so much in the last 40 years that my cousin had had to enlarge the hole in the deck, which it grows through, for the umpteenth time as the sapling they had planted those many years ago now had a trunk whose diameter approached 40
centimetres (16 inches). Now I sit looking out on snow as I write, as we prepare for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and finally the celebration of Emmanuel, "God with Us." Last month I wrote of God as our true Tūrangawaewae, the true ground of our being; in whom we live and have our being. If we are to live lives of quiet joy despite all the obstacles and trying times of quiet desperation that our living throws up in our way, then we need to seek out those places and those communities that sustain and nurture us, that assuage the yearning, ache, and emptiness inside that from time to time threatens to overwhlem us, and where we also may
be God's agents of sustaining and nurturing others. For many Christians, Advent, a time covering the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day, is a time of reflection, of examining our faith and our lives, of sifting out and acknowledging honestly, that which is dross and working to exclude it from our habits and even our ways of thinking. For you see if we are preparing ourselves for the gift of "Emmanuel – God with Us" then we need to do our spiritual version of what we do when expecting visitors who are coming to stay; clean the house, go into the nooks and crannies that we often skip when cleaning. You see a surface clean of our lives is not a huge amount of
good when we are welcoming into our lives Emmanuel- the God who knew us as we were forming in our Mother's womb, Emmanuel the God who has written our names on the palms of His hands. This God is not looking for our Silver ware cleaning, but for the refining of the gold and silver of our being. Amongst the churches' Advent readings which speak of God's great gift of God's self coming to share our lives in a very real way, are readings that also speak of God's Judgement. How do we live our lives in the light of God's dream for all creation? Do we truly look after the vulnerable in our communities and our
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Rev. Elaine Diggle, Minister eachland United Churc Peachland Church world, as God exhorts us to do through all of Scripture; do we share from our wealth with those whose capacity to accrue even the essentials for living (a warm and comfortable place to live, enough healthy food for themselves and their families, suitable clothing for the weather that isn't a charity hand-medown, the ability to encourage their children to achieve their dreams of good careers .....) is a continual struggle. Do we share out of our gratitude that we have been blessed with so much, or do we give grudgingly out of a sense of superiority and charity. Are we sharing generously, without counting the cost, our time and care with those most in need in our community; that is what Emmanuel – God with Us – did, and He is our model, our example of how we need to live God's dream, God's kingdom here and now. Not
an easy ask, but one we are not asked to handle all by ourselves. For we have Emmanuel – God with Us, God indeed, fully present here with us and with and in, all of creation. This is why in Advent we are not only looking forward to "God with Us" but also looking backward over our lives to see where we need to make changes in the light of God's all encompassing love. Each Sunday, we sing of God's great gift of love and self in our lives, one of the simple and yet profound, written by Keri Wehlander, has the following words; " Like a rock, like a rock, God is under our feet. Like the starry night sky God is over our head. Like the sun on the horizon God is ever before. Like the river runs to ocean, our home is in God evermore." May you experience "God with Us" during this time of Advent and may your Christmastime truly be a time of peace, hope, joy and love as we look forward and as we celebrate God's great gift of timeless love as seen in the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. And then may we live it. May it be so.
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Rotary gourmet dinner winner announced By Chris Scowen
The draw for the winner of the 12th Annual Peachland Rotary Club Gourmet Dinner was conducted during the club’s regular weekly meeting at the Gasthaus Restaurant on December 9. Jim Cole of Walker Road will now have the distinct pleasure of inviting five decidedly fortunate individuals to join him for a seven-course gourmet dinner to be held at a time an place of his choosing. The meal will be prepared and served by local Rotarians who also supply the linen, glassware and cut-
lery. Certainly an evening to remember. Rotary’s partner throughout this 12 year-old endeavour has been Harry Gough of Peachland IGA who each year generously donated all the food. The other winner in this Rotary public service, and the reason the event was started in the fi rst place, is the Peachland Food Bank. Th is year’s donation from ticket sales will be close to $1,300.00 To all who bought tickets, thank you very much indeed. Sorry you did not win but next year it just may be your turn to dine with Rotary.
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New Year’s Resolutions Checked in By Cheryl Wiebe, Director of Community Services Two more weeks until New Year’s Resolutions! How did you do in 2010? Did you achieve all that you wanted to or dreamed you could? Did you know that resolutions date back to before the Middle Ages? We all need change in our lives and thus resolutions are a great way to plan for the future, initiate change and then reflect on the past and how we did to achieve those goals. However, statistics say that most resolutions fail within only three weeks. So what can you do to ensure that your goals will be achieved in 2011? Choose a Realistic Goal -- For most people, resolutions are pretty standard: lose weight, stop smoking, become more organized, exercise more, and so on. Your goals should balance the quadrants of life: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritu-
al. Why not challenge yourself to a fitness class, yoga class or the “Steps Out” walking program? (Did you know Leonardo da Vinci invented the first Pedometer?) Or maybe it’s time to visit the fitness room. Why not try an art class? However, setting the goal is the easiest part of a resolution. Without a plan, there is often no corresponding check mark beside the goal at year end. Plan to support the Goal -- Planning is a key component to your resolution. It is the “how”. How will you get to where you want to go? How will you change your life, behaviour, or habits to reach that goal? How will you learn that new skill? Resolutions are often about change and we need to establish a consistent change pattern in order for it to become habit or a new skill. Peachland Recreation can help support your goals through our recreation programs. Our Winter Recreation Guide is out and in there
you will find health, wellness, leisure and fitness opportunities that will help you plan your roadmap to reach your goals. Establish Accountability -- Have a friend or partner workout or participate with you. The buddy system not only helps you with accountability but will also motivate you on those days that it is just easier to pass it by. Celebrate -- Resolutions are not always fun or easy (although sometimes they are both!). When you achieve your goal, celebrate your accomplishment – then keep going! You may find more success in creating your plan for 2011 now and schedule in what opportunities you need to engage in to achieve that change for the New Year. Or better yet, have a recreation opportunity at the top of your wish list – gift certificates are available! For program information or registration call 250-767-2133.
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By Lisa Spalleck As we quietly wind down 2010 at the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC), it is with great anticipation that we look forward to 2011 when we will celebrate our 10th anniversary of service to the community. For many of the grass roots founders of the PWC it is a time for reflection of all that has been accomplished from where we started just ten short years ago. Phyllis Papineau, along with others, saw that the community needed a place where people could go for help. For several years her passion, tenacity, and vision guided our society. As some of those founding members stepped aside for a well-deserved break, we have been fortunate to always have someone with new energy and a new vision to step into their place. It is from this foundation that our current PWC family would like to review, regroup and refocus our impact on the community and chart a course for our future. Our first event planned for our 10th anniversary year is a “Community Consultation”. We felt it was time to take a step back and assess all that we have accomplished and what is still left to be done. On January 12 we plan to gather as many people as possible who are in touch with the pulse of our community to: 1. Gain an
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understanding of how the PWC and other groups can better serve our community; 2. Learn how the PWC can better partner with other groups in the community; and 3. Develop a roadmap to accomplish the first two objectives. Please join us in this process. If we have not already invited you or your group or organization to participate and you would like to, please contact us at the PWC at 250-767-0141. Our second event will be less serious and a lot more fun. Mark your calendars for April 16 when the Peachland Wellness Centre presents “Puttin’ on the Glitz”! This will be a night on the town that includes fashion, entertainment, great food and wine. You won’t want to miss this magical evening with runway models, fashion exhibits and of course some local talent to charm you. Tickets will go on sale in the New Year, so gather up your friends and reserve a table at the hottest ticket in town! Of course there is always something going on everyday at the PWC. Ladies start off your week at Monday Morning Coffee. For a couple of hours each Monday morning, our favourite Peachland ladies gather to share a laugh, tell a tale or just get out of the house for a while. Tuesday brings the Sunshine Singers who, under the expert guidance of our very own Phyllis Papineau, sing
to their hearts content. You don’t have to have talent, just your enthusiasm for a good time. Wednesday brings the Wellness Circle, where Alice Mumm invites many interesting guest speakers to share their expertise on the many facets of wellness. Thursday you can join in Tai Chi or brush up your computer literacy with Ben. Ben is available by appointment to help you with your email, Facebook, texting from your cell phone or just about any other technology problem you’re facing. Friday is supposed to be the “quiet day” at the PWC but it never quite works out that way! This is the day where the men get to have their time for coffee and a visit and usually people drop in with a story to tell, a crisis to avert, or they are just looking for a friendly face on a gloomy Okanagan winter day. We wrap up the week with our Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast. Every Sunday from 8 to 11 am you will find the heartiest breakfast in the valley, with good friends and fellowship thrown in for good measure. If you haven’t checked us out before, please make 2011 the year that you discover all that is the Peachland Wellness Centre. We promise you won’t be disappointed! Our little house is located at 4426 - 5th Street, or you can check us out at www.peachlandwellnesscentre. ca .
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MUNICIPAL OFFICE CLOSURES Please note that the District of Peachland Municipal Office, 5806 Beach Avenue, and the Recreation Department Office, 4450 - 6th Street, will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 27th, 2010 to Friday, December 31st, 2010. Offices will re-open at 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 3rd, 2011. Tax and utility bill payments received through the mail drop slot at the Municipal Office by 8:00 a.m. on January 3rd 2011, will be credited as December 31st, 2010 for the purpose of calculating interest or penalties.
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December 17, 2010
The Peachland View
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Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary Rotary Interact students held a Pacho and a Pizza sale at the school, raising $428.00 for the Peachland Food Bank. anns had a turn on From left to right, MBSS Rotary Interact students Siobhan Aleck, Zoe Moshans A happy Ruby Oltm Photo Pat Grieve ky and David Rogas present Judy Bedford of the Peachland Food Bank (second from right) and Rochelle Santa. McFarlane (far the floor with right) with a cheque. Photo Contributed
Don and Joanne Rurka of Rocky J’s were pleased to accept a beautifully framed picture of the Westbank Country Opry, as a memento of their support of the band. Left to right: Leverne Prozny, Don and Joanne Rurka, and band member Bryan Feagan. Absent from the photo are band members Jack O’Connor, Lavern Panich, Patrick Wright and Bill Bredin. Photo Contributed
Right: Through its affiliation with the Gaming Commission of BC, Trepanier Masonic Lodge #83 annually receives monies that they distribute to several eligible charities. Cheque recipients were: (left to right): Judy Bedford of the Peachland Food Bank; Avril Briggs, Peachland Wellness Centre; Ray Parkes, Friends of Parrot Sanctuary; Sheila Falk & Larue Hayes, Interior Alzheimer Society; Faith Lanthier-Westbank Food Bank, and AnandKanan (at front) of the BC Paraplegic Society. Absent from photo are recipients: BC Guide Dogs Services, SPCA, and BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. Photo Pat Grieve
Photo Eric Hall
What an ev wonderful turkey dinening at the 50+ Centre last Friday! A Auxiliary, followed ner was catered by the Peachland Ho by sp Club. The lively, da great music by the Okanagan Accord ital nceable tunes kept toes tapping all nig ion (Left to right) Okan ht. agan Accordion Club Kinakis, Ralph Jerrie musicians Jan (who plays keyboard , not in Bourne, Jay Gartel, and John Degelmanphoto), Lela . Photo Pat Griev e
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December 17, 2010