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February 18, 2011 Peachland, BC

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Mayor meets in Victoria with minister on the future of Highway 97

The Peachland Community Policing Office, located on 6th Street across from the Community Centre. Photo Cindy Fortin

By Cindy Fortin Peachland has just suffered a significant 6.9 earthquake. The earth shook and shuddered, knocking down power lines, breaking water and gas mains, igniting spot fires throughout various neighbourhoods. Roads have been cut off and worried families, some who have fled their homes with just the clothes on their backs, have found themselves separated from their loved ones. While this may only be a fictitious disaster scenario, a true, wide-scale emergency could strike our small town one day. According to Linda Nelin, Peachland Community Policing Office (CPO) coordinator: “It’s not a question of if, but when.” For that reason, Nelin and other members of the CPO, have put together a Peachland Community Police Emergency Procedure man-

ual, which they presented to council in January. Amongst other things, the manual lists CPO team captain responsibilities, volunteer duties, and includes emergency routes and maps. An “emergency” could include fire, an extended power outage, earthquake or flood, whether a natural or made-man disaster. In the event of a widespread emergency, Peachland residents would need a centralized location to gather. “If something happens the community centre would be the place where everybody would go to register. And we would answer questions and provide as much services we are capable of providing,” said Nelin. Should disaster strike, the CPO will immediately call

Mayor Keith Fielding met with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Shirley Bonds on February 8 to address planning issues related to Photo Submitted by Bob Sugden Highway 97 through Peachland.

Never before has Peachland faced such an imminent effect of three dynamic growth initiatives that can be so profoundly affected by Highway 97, in the short term and 25 years out. No other local council has taken the bold step of creating a Standing Committee of Council to directly address planning issues related to a provincial highway. No previous mayor has personally knocked on the Minister of Transporcontinued page 3 tation’s office door at the see Community legislature to deliver a mesPolice sage that proceeding with

four-laning of Highway 97 through Peachland is a very unwelcomed idea and that a Business Case is requested. Mayor Keith Fielding went to Victoria on February 8 to ask for a new deal. His message from the get-go was to be “recognized by MOTI {Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure} as more than just a stakeholder. We wish to be seen as partners in the Business Case assessment for Highway 97.” The mayor stressed there will be growth pressures on Peachland that need ministry support as never before.

Minister Shirley Bond was presented with a resource package that featured the enhanced Business Case request - Terms of Reference, developed by the Highway 97 Task Force with the Chamber of Commerce and the Peachland Sportsman’s Club. It was completed last year in accordance with the ministry’s own guidelines. The kit also included the Peachland compelling growth situation with the new sustainable downtown plan, Ponderosa Living and the New Monaco project. The key players from the

ministry staff were Assistant Deputy Minister Dave Duncan and Chief Operating Officer Dave Byng; John Abernethy and Bob Sugden joined the mayor from Peachland’s Standing Committee. Even though we know that the political scene is achanging in the BC government, Minister Bond told us our timing was excellent, and the ministry will “open up” the Peachland highway plan. She stated it was “time to look at the entire Okanacontinued page 2 see Highway 97

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Papa Thom plays his harmonica while strumming his guitar at the Waterfront restaurant last Wednesday, entertaining enthusiastic diners at his Shepherd’s Pie fundraiser “An Evening to Remember�. Photo Jeff Davies

Beach Avenue or by calling Papa Thom at 250-870-8891. Papa Thom would like to thank the following people who assisted at The Waterfront Grill: Councillor Terry Condon, Charlotte Broadoway, Donna DeIaco, Tim (the Hardware Guy), Rebecca (the Waterfront Server),

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Okanagan corridor again.� Smiling warmly, she stated how our MLA Bill Barisoff is so on-side and “I know how four-laning in Peachland is controversial.� Speaker Barisoff, respecting protocols of his position, was unable to join us. The minister smiled again as we referenced a resolution of Peachland Council under Mayor George Waldo back on December 3, 1985. The resolution was sent to transportation minister of the day, Alex Fraser. It requested “to delay the decisions on Peachland 97 until after the Coquihalla Highway is operational.� She chuckled on holding off for 25 years and how that resolution was certainly respected. Minister Bond flinched when she looked over the February 4 edition of the Peachland View which showed two Hwy 97 accident scenes with a fully submerged truck being removed from Okanagan Lake in Peachland. She was fully aware of the December 2010 fatality at Hwy 97 and Clements. The Summerland–Bentley Road upgrade is complete. It was funded to travel further as four lanes beyond Greata Ranch to Deep Creek into Peachland. The Lake Country bypass has gone to tender, setting the scene for what is in-between. Are we next? Minister Bond mentioned that a 2006 study showed that an upper route “technically can be done� but with cost differences between the

lower highway upgrades. She agreed to set up a process for us to become engaged as partners to review the 2006 study and further develop the terms of reference for a business case. Mayor Fielding added, “We are ready for a start on any of the reference pointsâ€?. The Terms of Reference include the following areas: • Community Impact – health, safety, severance, access and property values • Highway Impact – accidents, injuries, fatalities, noise and air pollution • Environmental Impact -- hydrology, riparian protection, air, geology, forestry and flora/fauna • Wildlife -- survival, natural habitat, biodiversity and ecosystems forestry • Corridor PerformanceU.S./Canada agreements, travel times and energy conservation • Direct Intrusion – watercourse, erosion, geotechnical and seismic consequence • Economic Development -- business, tourism, growth, access and property values • Multi Modal -- pedestrian, cycling and rapid transit • Stakeholders -- secondary emergency exits, firebreaks, individual business cases • Construction Period -- schedules, closures and emergency back-ups • Costs -- planning, construction, cost sharing, compensations and mitigations The complete 38 page report is available on the Highway 97 Task Force

web site or on the mapping DVD. Minister Bond has travelled the area regularly, often lunching in Peachland. Assistant Deputy Minister Dave Duncan will arrange a visit to Peachland and the corridor to talk further on the key study points of the Business Case and the priorities of the valley.  This could lead to an inclusive Highway 97 Strategy Symposium possibly as early as May. The discussions went overtime and without question were more productive than could have been anticipated. There will be followup announcements by Minister Bond that should warm the hearts of those who have been waiting for transparency and collaboration as long as George Waldo and his rookie councilor of the day Vern Moberg. The current members of the Highway 97 Standing Committee, along  with John Abernathy and myself, are Gordon Harris, David Matthew, Bert Putt, Bob Wells, Terry Tanner (alternate), as well as councilors Terry Condon, Peter Schierbeck and, yes, Vern Moberg. It will be a very busy first year. The request by Mayor Fielding in his opening address “we seek your support on a partnership approach� has been clearly responded to, in the affirmative! Submitted by Bob Sugden Co-Chair Hwy 97 Committee Chair Economic Development Committee www.hwy97taskforce.com


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in team captains and extend office hours. “There was a need identified to expand the office hours and community participation after the 2003 interface fi res in Kelowna, which was further reinforced with the fi res on Drought Hill,” said Nelin. The Drought Hill fi res for the last two summers are classic cases of the disruption that even a relatively minor event can cre-

ate. During the Kelowna interface fi re, the CPO fielded some 50 calls in just one day. While it’s only in the preliminary stages, the fi rst draft of the Peachland Community Police Emergency Procedure manual was approved by the Kelowna RCMP last fall. The CPO offers many programs, services and information to the community on a regular basis, including seniors contact list, mature drivers safe driving

Flu season is upon us course, graffiti removal kits, a Pardon Pack for individuals who have been in trouble with the law and want to be apply for a pardon, Child Identification, and the bike safety/bicycle rodeo program. Currently, the CPO only has 13 volunteers, and they could always use additional people. Volunteers need to commit to no more than two shifts a month. If you’d like to volunteer your time, call 250.767.2623.

Final week to nominate for Courage to Come Back awards Th is week is the last chance to nominate a member of your community for the 2011 Courage To Come Back Awards, with nominations closing Monday, February 21. The awards provide a chance for people in communities across British Columbia to recognize someone who has overcome adversity and made a difference in the lives of others. One nominee will be chosen in each of the following categories: Physical Reha-

bilitation, Social Adversity, Youth, Addiction, Medical, and Mental Health. Recipients will be celebrated at a gala dinner in Vancouver on May 12, 2011. “Courage Award recipients are people who demonstrate extraordinary character in facing challenges that most of us can’t even imagine,” says Lorne Segal, chair of the Courage To Come Back Awards. “When people are nominated for a Courage Award, they sometimes realize for

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the fi rst time the difference they are making to others. That, in facing their own challenges, they are helping others face theirs.” Nomination forms are available at any Scotiabank branch in BC, or online at the Coast Mental Health website, www.coastmentalhealth.com/courage. The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 21, 2011.

It’s flu season and a number of doctors in BC are participating in an international study to find ways to shorten the duration of symptoms and to decrease the risk of potential complications from the flu. “Certain populations such as children, elderly or ill patients are more vulnerable to life-threatening complications and anything we can do to fight the spread of flu is important,” says Dr. Kooy, of The Medical Arts Health Research Group in Penticton. During the flu season the lost time due to absences from school or work are significant, and with the risk of spreading the infection it is very important to stay home if you do have the flu, he recommends. Flu symptoms include mild to severe nasal con-

gestion, a feeling of feverishness – often over 38 c. or 100 F., headache, aches and pains, severe fatigue and weakness, dry cough and chest discomfort, and sore throat. If you’ve developed any of these symptoms within the last 36 hours, The Medical Arts Health Research Group invites you to give

them a call. You may be eligible to participate in their study. For more information: 250.493.7286. Information was submitted by The Medical Arts Health Research Group, Penticton.

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A special message for the troops The Peachland View would like to give a special shout out to the men and women serving in Afghanistan! Members of St. Margaret’s Anglican Church are sending out a special package to the troops in Afghanistan. This week’s edition of the View will be part of that bundle, along with contributions from various community members.

Peachland Elementary School students enjoyed a variety of native dance on Wednesday, including a spectacular performance by champion hoop dancer Dallas Arcand. More photos on page 10 Photo Constance Roth

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The Peachland View is a free community newspaper that is distributed each Friday to everyone in Peachland. Anyone who lives outside the distribution can purchase a subscription at the following rates: Within Canada: $60 per year plus HST Outside Canada: $120 per year plus HST The Peachland View reserves the right to refuse publication of any advertising or editorial submission at its discretion. Material submitted by columnists does not reflect the opinions of the Peachland View or its employees. The Peachland View retains complete and sole copyright of any content, including stories, photographs and advertisements published in the Peachland View. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission or consent from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

Editor’s Perspective What’s up with Egypt?: A modern day revolution Egypt has been headline news for M CINDY FORTIN the past few weeks. On January 25 PEACHLANDVIEW@SHAW.CA the streets of Cairo began to swell with throngs of discontented Egyptian citizens calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. What started as a somewhat smaller protest grew to a massive demonstration, with an estimated two million protestors filling Tahrir Square. The masses challenged the rule of a man who, through rigged and democracy-challenged elections (which often excluded other candidates from running), has held onto his rule for nearly 30 years. It was an authoritative and corrupt regime with extended police powers, suspended constitutional rights, and legalized censorship – all of which played in Mubarak’s favour. It is estimated that Mubarak’s personal wealth is between $40 billion to $70 billion U.S. Many people were shocked by such an aggressive and relatively suddenly uprising (sudden to those living on this side of the world). For the most part, Egypt is thought of as a fairly peaceful, historic, architectural and archeological wonderland. Not perfect, (including a fragile peace agreement with Israel), but with Iraq and Afghanistan a daily focus of national news, the troubles of Egypt were not at the forefront. Before I go any further, I feel the need to point out that many news reports regarding the revolution in Egypt, both on television and in print, have referred, and continue to refer, to Egypt as a Middle Eastern country. This includes several journalists, as well as people on social networks, -- social media aficionados --, such those who use Twitter, who I fondly refer to as Twits. (They prefer to be called Tweeters.) For all those aforementioned, listen up… Unless Egypt packed up the Sphinx and crept south while I was not paying attention, Egypt is a part of Africa! Not the Middle East. True, they are attached to the Arab Nations, (which technically is part of south Asia and could be referred to as the Middle East – although they prefer not to be), but Egypt is, and has always been, a part of Africa – at least since I was born. Check your maps. Find Africa, then go up….”way, waaaay up”, as the Friendly Giant used to say, cut east (that would be to the right, you Twits), and there it is…Egypt. As for my fellow journalists, no further comment. Speaking of journalists, many foreign journalists were the targets of aggression during the Egyptian revolution. You may have seen the video of CNN’s Anderson Cooper getting roughed up by protestors, prior to Mubarak’s resignation, which included a smack to the side of the head as he and his TV crew scurried for their lives. I haven’t seen Anderson Cooper look quite so terrified since CNN once considered having him co-host AC-360 with Star Jones. It has been reported that the thugs who were causing the riots, death and injury, looting and prison breaks, were actually working for Mubarak. In an attempt at creating a counter-revolution, Mubarak called on Egyptians, particularly those in his police and security forces, to dress in civilian dress and cause turmoil. The logic behind this continued page 5 see Editor’s Perspective

What’s in a name? A lot of history, actually If you’re walking along Beach Avenue vour of British Columbia, chosen by Queen near the community centre, past Cousins Victoria. Although she chose the name, she Park in Peachland, Okanagan, British Co- never actually visited Canada. lumbia, Canada, all those names tell you The name Okanagan applies to the valsomething about the history of where we ley formed by the Okanagan river. The live. origin of the name is from The name Canada comes an Okanagan language word from the Huron-Iroquois “S-Ookanhkchinx” meaning word “Kanata”, mean“Transport toward the head ing village or settlement. or top end”. This refers to naIn 1535, two Indian youths tive people travelling from the told French explorer Jacques head of the Okanagan Lake to Cartier about the route to where the Okanagan River “Kanata”. Today, this place is meets the Columbia River. the location of Quebec City. Okanagan native people were But Cartier used the name to also known as Sylix, a dividescribe not only the village sion of the Interior Salish, and but the entire area controlled were hunters and gatherers; Eric Hall by the native chief. they were semi-nomadic. MY VIEW The name was soon applied The name Peachland was to a much larger area; maps chosen by John Moore Robin 1547 designated everything north of the inson, who helped to establish the comSt Lawrence River as “Canada”. The entire munity in 1898. Robinson was born in Onregion was known to French explorers as tario in 1855 and taught school in Ontario New France. for four years before moving to Manitoba. The name British Columbia goes back to He became editor and publisher of news1858. Prior to that year, the mainland re- papers in Brandon and Portage La Prairie. gion was known as New Caledonia. It was a He moved to the Okanagan Valley in 1890, name given to the area by Simon Fraser and as a mining prospector looking for gold. He was also used by the Hudson Bay Compa- put money and effort into several mining ny. But that name had also been used in the continued page 5 South Pacific and so it was discarded in fasee My View: What’s in a name?

Peek Into the Past TThis is the Centennial year of the Peachland United Church. Its name came about as an amalgamation of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches. IIn this photo the church is just 24 years-old. It was heated with wood most of its life, with a great grate in the floor for the heat to rise from the furnace. The doors were w never locked in the early days. At the beginning of World War II the minister was George Pringle, who was also Westbank’s minister. He signed up in the RCAF and went overseas, only to die naviW gating a Halifax bomber over Hampshire near the Channel. In his honour, the new g Westbank high school was named for him. Photo contributed by the Peachland Historical Society


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(and I use that word lightly) was that instilling fear in the Egyptian people would change their minds, it would show them how much they need him to remain in power to “protect� them. It didn’t work. It is interesting to note, that since his resignation, most of those instigators have disappeared. In fact, members of the military and police forces have openly expressed their regrets for being involved in the melee. It reminds me of the scene from The Wizard of Oz after the wicked witch was “removed from

power� by Dorothy. All of the witch’s marching minions suddenly snapped out of it and swung over to Dorothy’s side. So‌the Egyptian people have spoken and won. Or have they? It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Already the Egyptian fervour has created a cascading effect in Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Bahrain, and many other places, with citizens fi lling the streets demanding resignations and immediate change to their ruling parties. Egyptians wanted democracy, which starts with

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projects with little success. Being a smart businessman, Robinson realized that the Okanagan would be an attractive place to live if you didn’t like extremely cold winters. Coming from Manitoba, Robinson was amazed that peaches could be grown here. He purchased a ranch and established orchards. He helped to lay out the Peachland town site in 1899 and he

management system. He built a home for his family on Beach Avenue but only stayed in Peachland for a few more years. He went on to help found the towns of Summerland and Naramata using the same land development formula. Cousins Park is named after the Cousins family. In the 1930s, Peachland had a baseball team with nine brothers with the surname Cousins. A picture of their

free and open elections that don’t restrict certain candidates, and their collective voice has been heard. But they should be cautious. Already groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood have set their sights on governing. The group is the world’s oldest and largest Islamic political group and the world’s most influential Islamist movement. Their slogan: “Islam is the solution.â€? Whether this society has ties to terrorism is still up for debate. But, for now‌that’s a topic for another day. Best of luck Egypt! (Egypt, of Africa, that is.)

team is one of many photographs in the Peachland Centennial book. It’s a great read and is available at the museum for $20. Many of our street names are named after early settlers or residents who have left their mark on the community. Not only are these stories in the Peachland Centennial book, but there are great photographs as well. Just like its cover, the Centennial book is a real peach.

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Old Peachland vs. New Monaco Peachland? Dear Editor: I wanted to express my concerns with this proposal. Obviously the water supply is an issue, which is first and foremost a consideration involving this project. Currently there seems to be some doubt as to the capacity of our water supply. I am concerned a developer will get what he wants without proper, independent (not Urban Systems) and definitive assessments of our water supply’s ultimate capacity. If there is any doubt as to the capacity, then approval must be denied and the project scope reevaluated. But there is more. My other concern is the size and scope of the development and its effect on the future of Peachland. It cannot be looked at as just another, albeit large, project within Peachland. The proposal is so comprehensive, and it’s somewhat remote location (within Peachland's boundaries) could very well create a competing town – “Old� Peachland vs. New Monaco Peachland. For those who have been here for any length of time, consider what we’ve witnessed in West Kelowna – Westbank vs. Lakeview Heights, swimming pool vs. arena, just for one issue. This proposal isn't about a new neighbourhood within Peachland, it would create another, additional Peachland to our current town. This proposed development, which includes office, retail, residential and parks, has all the appearance of a standalone community, which will undoubtedly be in com-

petition with the current town and residents. Consider trying to get consensus on future community-wide issues – some will affect old Peachland and others affect New Monaco Peachland. Voting will undoubtedly be divided distinctly between the two separate communities. The Charette process of last year was all about an active, vibrant town centre. This proposal is about the opposite -a satellite, divisive and separate community. Before we succumb to another developer’s hype, whose team includes our former mayor, Graham Reid, which I find offensive and inappropriate, it is important that we look at and consider what this development would do for, or to, Peachland. We may not see the effects immediately but, if approved, the stage will be set for these detrimental divisive effects in the future. Not all development is good. There is no hurry to approve something that has not been thoroughly researched and may ultimately not be to the overall good of the town. Doubling the size of Peachland with a separate and distinct self-contained community cannot be good for Peachland. I hope the council and town residents steer the growth of Peachland in accordance with our collective vision, not solely in accordance with the vision of a developer. Growth should be by neighbourhood not by adding separate towns. Alan Switzer, Peachland

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20 Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast - Peachland Wellness Centre, 8 - 11 am, for $ 5.75, info. 250-767-0141

MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 Ladies Coffee - PWC, 10 am Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 50+ Activity Centre, 9:30 am, info. 1-800-932-8677 or Doreen at 250-767-2132 Peachland Variety Singers - 50+ Activity Centre, 9:45 am Peachland Quilters 50+ Activity Centre, 1 - 4 pm Wood Carving - 50+ Activity Centre, 7 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Snooker League play Mon. - Thurs., 1 - 8 pm

Carpet Bowling - 50+ Activity Centre, 10 am

Chess - 50+ Activity Centre, 1 pm Wellness Circle - PWC, 10 am Yoga - 50+ Activity Centre 1:30 pm Peachland Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Blind Angler Grill, 6 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Executive meeting, 7:30 pm

Peachland Bridge Club - 50+ Activity Centre, 7 pm, info. 250-767-6407 AA at Noon - 50+ Activity Centre, noon Royal Canadian Legion - Darts, 7 pm

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24

Tai Chi - PWC, 6 pm

Line Dancing - 50+ Activity Centre, 9 am

Computer Literacy - PWC, 10 am

Bereavement Support Group - PWC, 10 am

Photography - PWC, 10 am Sunshine Singers - PWC, 1:30 pm Speaker Series - PWC, 1:30 pm at The Little School House

Iron & Silk Exercise - 50+ Activity Centre, 11 am Bingo - 50+ Activity Centre, 6:45 pm AA at Noon - 50+ Activity Centre, noon Tai Chi - PWC, 9:30 am

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23 Westside Toastmasters - Lakeview Heights Community Center, West Kelowna, 7 - 9 pm CO Model Railway Company Group Peachland Museum, 7 pm Caregiver Support Program - Peachland Wellness Centre, 1 pm Crib & Cards Party - Peachland Wellness Centre, 4 pm Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night - Kids from Kindergarten - Grade 6, Peachland Community Centre, 7 pm Royal Canadian Legion, Liver & Onions Dinner

Royal Canadian Legion - Euchre, 7 pm Peachland Lions Club meeting, 7 pm, at the Lions Den, info. 250-767-9034

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February 18, 2011

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Peachland boxers compete in Vancouver

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Peachland Amateur Boxing Club member Izzy Holt, left, and Eric Hahn-Hill recently travelled to Vancouver to compete at Griffins Boxing Club. Photo Contributed

An exciting night of boxing was had by all last Saturday, February 12, at the Griffins Boxing Club in North Vancouver. The Peachland Amateur Boxing Club was well represented by Izzy Holt, 15, and Eric Hahn-Hill, 13, who put the gloves on in the big city. It was an intimidation prospect for any young boxer. Izzy had a remarkable re-match against Griffins’ own Ram Alexiev, who had hopes of scoring on home turf. Holt and Alexiev first met in Peachland last March

when the club sponsored a sellout visit by boxing icon and world boxing hall of fame member, George Chuvalo, in his "Fight Against Drugs" campaign. Professional clubs like Vancouver’s Griffin Boxing Club are run as a business, and do not like losing matches, particularly to little upstart clubs like Peachland. They prefer to see their amateur boxers win unanimously, as it is good for their business. Holt displayed discipline and timing during the re-

match, landing many wellplaced punches to beat Alexiev in a unanimous decision. Izzy Holt won every round unanimously according to the ringside judges computer scoring. In a close match, Eric Hahn-Hill gave his opponent Austin Riggs of Thistle town Boxing Club in Kelowna, a match that Riggs might rather forget. HahnHill, clearly the aggressor throughout, unloaded many hard and fast punches. When the verdict was announced many in the crowd

disagreed with the judge’s decision of Hahn-Hill losing by a close decision. Not surprising, Hahn-Hill is very keen on a re-match, which may well take place in Vernon on March 12. Club coach John Wardley and Peter Holt are hoping to have a possible seven to nine young pugilists ready for the BC Bronze Gloves tournament in June. This year the competition will be being held on Vancouver Island.

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can be found at http://www. cspinet.org/canada/ . For the very curious: Passionate foodies can delve into nutrition and food production news at either NYU Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle’s blog www.foodpolitics.com or by poring over great reports and listening to amazing pod casts from

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The court of public opinion Illegal immigration frustrates long time People here in the riding are asking if it’s and new Canadians. Disturbing polls show true that we’re going to change the rules that Canadians, tolerant and generous by on the municipal gas tax rebate to allow nature, are becoming impatient with our for federal money to flow to a new Quebec system. This erosion of tolerance is directly hockey arena. The answer is clear. No. No linked to what they see as people abusing a changes. Non. historically open system. I keep hearing wild figures and stories Following recent arrivals of illegals onto about a massive new prison building BC coasts we came up with legislation program. Here are the numbers and the intended to discourage this facts. Yes, we are trying insidious form of human to change some laws to trafficking. This week there keep serious, repeat violent was yet another court criminals off our streets. judgment which weakened Certain crimes deserve jail our legislation and left too time. many loopholes for illegals. Sex crimes against Though this is frustrating children, violent home we live in a democracy where invasions, burning we respect the rule of law. I down somebody’s home, just wanted you to know defrauding thousands of we will take the legal steps citizens of their life savings, available to us to appeal serious aggravated assault this ruling and hopefully all merit incarceration. bring some reality and  WEEKLY COMMENTARY We also want to change effectiveness back to our the present law allowing STOCKWELL DAY, MP system. serious criminals to get out At this point I also intend to support a new Private Member’s Bill from MP Stephen Blaney. It would require anyone voting in a federal election to not have their face covered for identification purposes. In another example of the court of public opinion, we are deciding with ‘the people’ in not agreeing with the recent Internet CRTC decision. As you’ve probably heard we have sent clear signals that we don’t agree that companies should now be able to reduce or charge for the unlimited access now available to Internet users. We’ll see where this one goes. A surprising Opposition vote against our tax reduction package this week. It would force us to reverse the tax reductions which we passed by law back in 2007. Bad idea. Most people agree. So does the Canadian Federation of Small Business and the Chambers of Commerce across the country. Our economic plan is the best in the G-20 (recent IMF report). Over 400,000 new jobs have been created by that plan since June 2009 (StatsCan). We will do all we can to make sure the job creators in our riding are not part of being smacked with a $6 billion tax increase because of that vote.

of jail free after serving only one-sixth of their sentence. This could mean up to some 4,300 more people in jail over the next five years. We didn’t factor in the amount of people that will be deterred from planning a serious crime once they realize they might actually get jail time for their assault on an innocent civilian’s life. There’s also the significant cost savings related to serious ‘repeaters’ being prevented from committing multiple offenses. The cost for the extra jail beds and accommodations will be around $2 billion over five years. That’s about $400 million a year. And while they’re ‘inside’, an array of rehabilitation and restorative programs will be available to them. We will also continue funding the multi millions of dollars which go to communities and cities from coast to coast for valuable programs in crime prevention and reduction, rehabilitation, drug addictions and skills training. I’m taking advantage of new technology to add yet another way of keeping in touch with you. You’ll get a phone call from me next Tuesday evening to invite you to stay on the line to take part in a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting that I’ll be doing. I think you’ll like it. Hope you’ll stay on the line. Cheers.

Peachland through Tania’s Eyes

A Varied Thrush (Xoreus naevius) pauses long enough to pose for the camera at Hardy Falls Regional Park. 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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Cousins Park was a flurry of activity Saturday as Peachland Fire and Rescue went to battle for the Schmockey trophy and title. This year’s tournament saw a visible increase in youth participation with teams registered by Peachland Elementary and Peachland home schooled families. The preschoolers kickoff created a challenge for Chamber President Rob Campbell who defended the goal on behalf all those over the age of five. Referee, Councilor Terry Condon, handed out numerous penalties to the firefighters who took to the sidelines good naturedly. Condon says he often makes up rules as the game progresses, keeping the differences in age and size on a more level playing field. New additions to the fun tournament were face painting, a cake walk, and numerous prize draws throughout the event thanks to generous donations from local businesses. The final game saw Peachland Elementary Gladiators take the trophy, setting the challenge for next year. The 16th Annual Business 2 Consumer Expo will be at Peachland Community Centre on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. This is an opportunity for business clubs and organizations to promote their organizations and fundraisers and recruit new members. The banquet room of the Community Centre will be available to local non-profit groups at

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no charge. There are only 10 tables available. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis so contact Peachland Chamber of Commerce early to avoid disappointment. Peachland Elementary Grade 6 students are enthusiastically planning a Bat Booth for Peachlands Business Expo. As part of ongoing research Mrs. Frey’s class completed written projects on different bat species, and addressed letters to Mayor Fielding indicating their support, or lack of support regarding the bat colony. The class is now investigating body positions of bats in flight as well as sleeping to create a variety of shapes of bat positions using paper mache. A “roost� will be created to display the Art project. This is a must see at the Business Exposition. New Monaco hosted two evenings at Deep Creek Estate Winery, Hainle Vineyards for Peachland Economic Development Committee, Peachland Chamber Board of Directors and Peachland businesses. The message was clearly stated that New Monaco will not take business away from the downtown core. Presenter Mark Holland says “you have the water, the walkway, and are the heart of Peachland; downtown is the core of the business community. New Monaco does not have that�. New Monaco expects to attract tourism with its arts and culture venues and unique high end bou-

tiques. Their commercial sector will be small in comparison to existing commercial areas in Peachland, spanning approximately three blocks. A proposed shuttle service will link the downtown core to New Monaco, providing easy transportation for residents and guests within the development to shop in the downtown area. Service Canada funding opportunities for summer students between the ages of 15 and 30 are available until February 28, 2011. Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The application form and guide are available on the Service Canada website. Applications are accepted online, by mail, or in person at any Service Canada Centre. The Quarterly Membership Meeting of Peachland Chamber of Commerce is Monday, March 7th at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 69. Karen LeBlanc will be the guest presenter, outlining special membership features on the new Chamber website. Karen will walk through the steps of adding logos and photos, uploading ads including free Membership Classifieds, and updating information. Plan to attend Spirit

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available for the Evening of Art with entertainment by Papa Thom, Blues Brothers Too and Country Nights City Lights. For more information, contact Phyllis Papineau or Wayne Power of Peachland Community Arts Council.

An uncommon week at the legislature Th is weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report comes to you from As some of you may be aware, with the Victoria where the house is again in ses- HST referendum slowly approaching, the sion for what is expected to independent HST review be an uncommon week at panel is requesting fact the legislature. It is a difbased submissions from ferent atmosphere in our stakeholders. Submissions provincial capital for this can be sent electronically brief but soon to be memto submissions@bchstinfo. orable session. Change ca, or faxed to 604 775is on the horizon as both 0727. For further inforthe government and ofmation do not hesitate to ficial opposition are both contact my office. poised to elect new leaders On a similar theme of providing input, there is within the not so distant also an opportunity to future. With new leaders participate in a survey of will come a new cabinet the Strata Property Act. in government and also  WEEKLY COMMENTARY The survey will be availa new shadow cabinet of BILL BARISOFF, MLA able online until March critic portfolios in the op7 at 4:30 p.m. and can position. Staff is often rebe accessed at :https:// structured with some departures and other fresh faces arriving. In securesurveys.gov.bc.ca/welcomeALL. many respects it is the end of an era and pl?SURVEYNAME=stratasurvey1 or visit http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/housing/ also the beginning of a new one. With the completion of the throne strata.htm. New Strata Act rules are expected to be speech later in the week the budget will also be announced with neither expected in place by the fall of 2011 that will help to to introduce any significant initiatives as protect strata owners by requiring strata our new premier will be named at the end corporations to provide audited annual of the month. As is customarily the case, fi nancial statements in addition to depreinterim supply will also be introduced for ciation reports to help strata corporations the duration until such time the budget plan for future maintenance costs. Enis debated and passed by the legislature. hanced disclosure for purchasers regardIt should also be noted that this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ing parking and storage areas will also be events were scheduled in accordance with included in the revisions. If there is an area of provincial govparliamentary protocol that requires a February budget by law. Other common ernance that you would like further inparliamentary practices such as question formation on please do not hesitate to period and statements by members will contact me at your convenience. I can be reached at 250-487-4400 also continue.

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Colourful and energetic native dancers delight students and staff at the Peachland Elementary School on Wednesday, February 16. World Champion Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand (above), from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, located near Edmonton, Alberta, is also a motivational speaker and musician. He demonstrated his musical talent during the performance (third photo from top, right). Travis Dugas, (first and fourth photo, right), Knitehawk, is from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Alberta. Travis recreates the vision of the people by bringing stories, legends, and the ways of the ancestors into our lives through the mainstream media of television, film, theatre and dance. Also performing a traditional dance is Crystal Prince, (second from top). Crystal is the Peachland Elementary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aboriginal advocate. Photos Constance Roth


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Food For the Soul What are you going to make of your life? as if she was expecting to always be in a supporting role. Some people are blessed with a clear insight at quite an early age, as to what is their call in life. My youngest son knew that at age 12 and is in the process of achieving it, whereas my oldest son [age 29] is still unsure of what he is gifted to accomplish with his life. One might look back at the disciples and see that they all left established â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;careersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to follow a call in life that they were not at all expecting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a complete turn around in their understanding of who they were to become. In fact they spent a lot of time learning from Jesus as they travelled around Pal-

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The Rev. Canon Sue Mayoss-Hurd Interm Priest, Rev. Canon Jim Kidell

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perspectiveâ&#x20AC;? Derrick Hamre Lead Pastor

Peachland Campus 11:00 am - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School (with Kids Church) 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638 emmanuelnet.ca

Tuesday

Children & Adult Sunday School 9:45 am Church Services 11:00 am Childrens Church during Service

Wednesday Chess - 1:00 Yoga - 1:30

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Line Dancing 9:00 Iron & Silk Exercise - 11:00 AA at Noon Bingo - 6:45

Art Club - 1:00

Carpet Bowling 10:00 Great Place... Great People...

Annual General Meeting - February 25 Potluck Supper at 6:00 p.m. Members Please attend.

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OBITUARY Jimmy Allan Resch June 23 1953 February 14 2011 We regret to announce the passing of Jimmy. He was taken from us on February 14, 2011. It is the end of a short battle for Jimmy and mesothelioma and we are happy he is no longer struggling. He will be lovingly honoured and missed forever by his family: wife Leanne, daughter Lisa and son-in-law Greg and grandson Jevon; daughters Ashley and Natasha and sons Joel, Jarrett, Jeffery, Nigel, Brad and Peter; sister Sam, niece Kassie, brothers Gary, Ron, Dale and Darrel from Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All that knew him will miss his laugher. A ceremony to celebrate Jimmy's life will be held on Monday, February 21st at 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Peachland Community Centre.

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DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC The District of Peachland invites applications for the position of Journeyman Mechanic. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position provides journeyman mechanical maintenance and repair to District vehicles and equipment, as well as a variety of welding and fabrication work.

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HELP WANTED Secretary/Treasurer Be a part of the 14th Annual World of Wheels! A volunteer secretary/treasurer is needed for some light duties and to attend meetings. (College student welcome). Contact Cindy at 250-2129416.

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit application indicating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Journeyman Mechanicâ&#x20AC;? by 4:00 pm, March 9th, 2011 to: Polly Palmer, Director of Corporate Services District of Peachland 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7 Email: ppalmer@peachland.ca Fax: 250.767.3433

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A&W is hiring full time Cooks and Cashiers. Duties include serving customers, cooking food, cleaning, dishwashing and opening & closing Restaurant. Pay ranges from $8.50 - $11.50 depending on experience. Apply online @ www. aw.ca or in person.

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Cleaning Services Cabins to Castles - Great cleaning, no hassles. Housekeeping, cleaning, ofďŹ ce or yardwork, move-ins & move-outs, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly appointments. Experienced & reliable. Michelle 250-826-6885

FOR SALE Peachland United Church BARGAIN BIN SALE â&#x20AC;˘ Good clean clothing â&#x20AC;˘ Household items

Please do not drop off any donations while we are closed. OPEN THURS. - SAT. 9:30 - 3 PM

PERSONAL Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship

Meets Monday at 7pm (closed meeting) and Friday at 8pm (open meeting). Call 763-5555 for more info.

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

For Rent For Rent, Downtown Storage. 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Phone 250-767-6348.

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New ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor basement suite - 1 bed/+den. New apppliances, washer/ dryer, huge yard, carport, separate entry. 250-878-7848

For Rent Interior/Exterior, new construction or repaint. Ceilings, walls & woodwork. Call G.C. Contracting for a Free Estimate. 250-767-2701

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peachland. We have snow, then we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have snow. So... for Gutters, Trimming, Roses, Balackberry control and snow removal... Call Scott at the Yard Guys and have Snip, Grip & Rip do the work for you. 250-317-0721. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where business is growing like a weed.â&#x20AC;?

COMMERCIAL/ RETAIL FOR RENT For Rent Fantastic retail/commercial space for rent! This outstanding property boasts 4750 sq.ft., and 2 levels. Features include newly installed high-efďŹ ciency 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 tfn

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Childcare

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Yard Care

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A special thank you to the Phantom Valentine for the fabulous dinner at the Gasthaus. Love you! Al and Vernice Galpin

Downtown Peachland, full furnished units available until April 15. Weekly or monthly. Utilities, Sat. TV, wireless inclided. Lakes side patios with barbeque. $750 per month. www.duckandpug. com 250-767-2050

For Rent Fully furnished 1 bdrm suite, lakeview, utilities, cable included, washer/dryer. Responsible, tenant, n/s, n/p, 1400 sq. ft. $975 plus security. 250-7676752 For Rent Peachland Deluxe Suite, 1200 sq. ft., 1 bedroom, ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor walk-out with 180 degree lakeview, all utilities included. Sat. TV, aircon, internet, B/V, W/D gas ďŹ replace, s/s fridge, range, dishwasher & microwave. Private entrance, very quiet, $975 per month. 250-767-9588

For Rent Available March 1st - Two bedroom plus den, walk-out basement suite, approx. 1,300 sq. ft. New kitchen. Lots of light, separate entrance, laundry room, off street parking. Non smoking only, small pets on approval. Great location just off north-end of Beach Ave. $950 plus 1/2 of utilities. includes high speed internet and cable,hydro and gas heat. Contact Vanessa at 250-212-4455 to view.

Home Improvements Dress up your home with crown moulding, new railings, upgrade trim and baseboards. Drywall repair and painting. Renovations. 25 years experience. Call Harry 250-878-5768 p49

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Prepare to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put on the glitzâ&#x20AC;? as the Wellness Centre celebrates 10 years By Lisa Spalleck Mark your calendars! Tickets for the Peachland Wellness Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10th Anniversary Celebration, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Puttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the Glitzâ&#x20AC;?, go on sale today. This will be a fun-filled evening of fashion, entertainment, great appetizers and a cash bar on Saturday, April 16 at the Peachland Community Centre. Both menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fashions will be showcased along with live entertainment and fabulous prizes. Gather up your friends and reserve a table to make the evening even more fun. Tickets are available by calling the PWC at 250-767-0141, or drop by weekdays at 4426 5th Street from 9 am to 3 pm. For many of us, it is hard to believe the Peachland Wellness Centre is celebrating its

10th year as a society. It all started when a group of individuals, headed by Phyllis Papineau, saw that the community needed a centre where people could drop by for help. Phyllis can be proud of their hard work as today the centre employs four people and has grown from its grass roots programs to over 20 different programs. PWC programs range from the ones that chug along week after week, such as our bereavement support group, Tai Chi for Wellness, the Wellness Circle and Monday Morning Coffee, to name a few, to the ones that are delivered occasionally throughout the year such as Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography, the Speaker Series and a new program called Footsteps, starting April 7.

Footsteps is a six-week course being held every Thursday from 2-4 pm at the Peachland Wellness Centre. Topics that will be covered include overcoming obstacles in life including depression, SAD syndrome and loss of a loved one. Footsteps stands for: stepping forward into a better quality of life. The cost of the program is $25 for the entire six weeks and that covers the cost of reading materials, supplies and refreshments. Another new program at the centre is the Caregiver Support Group. This program supports people in their role as caregiver. The participants get together and share stories, different coping skills and resources that are available throughout the valley. A certified home care aide and support worker with over

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10 years of experience leads the group. It takes place every Wednesday from 1-2 pm at PWC. Lastly, mark your calendars as next Friday, February 25 we are hosting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter Teaâ&#x20AC;?. We invite everyone to stop by from 1-3 pm for a warm drink and some delicious homemade goodies. At 1 pm we will be recognizing some of our dedicated volunteers with their â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 hourâ&#x20AC;? pins. We carefully track volunteers' hours and we honour them on occasions such as this one. Please come by for a nice afternoon, especially if you have never been to the PWC before! For more information on any of these programs, to register, or to volunteer, please call 250-767-0141 or email wellnesscentre@shaw. ca.

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What a gem! private with a fantastic lakeview, gleaming hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors through most all of the main ďŹ&#x201A;oor, grade level entry in a quiet rural setting, cul-de-sac location, with RV & boat parking plus more parking along side of the house, detached studio/shop great for gardening, 4 beds, 3 baths, gas F/P, C/A, easy to suite .29 acre, U/G irrigation, immaculate in & out, new large view deck & roof, nicely landscaped, fenced yard, fruit trees plum, apple, cherry & peach, nature right out your door with a park nearby,



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3 bedroom, 3 bath home beautifully updated both inside & out with many quality features including kitchen with wood cabinets & island, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, hot tub/gym combination room. Exterior facade of stone, gorgeous landscaping offering privacy & serenity.

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123-5300 Huston Road, Peachland Great panoramic views of Lake Okanagan! Wonderfully updated home 2 bed+den in near new condition at "The Terraces" Peachland's ďŹ nest gated community! Features include open concept with new hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, A/C, built-in vac, double garage, pets allowed with restrictions, and walking distance to the beach! MLS ÂŽ10017819

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4131 Ponderosa Drive, Peachland Enjoy the captivating views from this lovely updated 3,440 + sq. ft. 4 bed/4 bath rancher walkout. Huge vaulted ceilings, renovated kitchen, skylights, spacious deck, A/C & new high efďŹ ciency furnace. Beautiful landscaping and fruit trees, lots of room for everyone! MLS ÂŽ10014568

5219 Pineridge Road, Peachland

Pride of ownership in this bright 4 bed/3 bath lakeview rancher walkout. Enjoy the quiet lifestyle the Okanagan has to offer, yet only minutes to downtown Peachland. Parklike setting including u/g irrigation, water feature, mature fruit trees and its own white picket fence! RV park, A/C, gleaming hardwood, new HWT, and so much more. MLS ÂŽ10021134

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Lakeview Subdivision, 5878 Victoria Street Spectacular lots just waiting for you! 33 lots in this exceptional development overlooking Okanagan Lake in Peachland. Close to golf, skiing, shopping, and just minutes from the marina and beachfront. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on this great opportunity! Lots starting at $199,900 MLS ÂŽ 10018035 Visit www.traceyboorman.com for more information.

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4074 Gellatly Road # 215, West Kelowna Beautifully decorated 3 bdrm, 3 bath, plus den, walkout rancher with fabulous lake view and super sized deck. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood and ceramic on main and carpet and ceramic down. Large vaulted master with jetted tub. Generous sized bedrooms, ďŹ nished 2 car garage with lots of storage. Clubhouse with salt water pool, hot tub, library, billiards and more. A short walk to downtown West Kelowna and the Gellatly walkway along the lake. RV parking available. Beautifully landscaped with many extras.

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208-4340B Beach Ave, Peachland Take time to view this SEMI-LAKE FRONT townhome. Use as a full time residence (55+) or a summer home. Superb updates include open concept with newer laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. 1 covered parking spot with RV prkng. Miles and miles of beach front for those early morning or evening strolls. Walk to all kinds of dining, Swim Bay beach, Yacht Club and so much more! MLS ÂŽ10017554

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Pending lending changes spur home buyers The central zone of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) reported January 2011 sales activity of all MLS property types improved over last month but were down from sales reported at this time last year. With new listings up significantly from December due to the typical postholiday surge, and overall inventory similar to January 2010, buyers continue to have a good selection of properties to choose from. While active listings and inventory paralleled January 2010 numbers (4,127 units compared to 4,120 last year), the 859 new listings in January fell 15.37 per cent compared to last year (1,015), but rose 93.61 per cent from last month (447). Overall unit sales and total sales volumes dropped 26.24 per cent compared to last January (to 208 from 282  totaling $82.68 million compared to $109.57 million in 2010), and total residential units sold decreased 22.36 per cent

(to 191 from 246) but were up 20.82 per cent from December (146). â&#x20AC;&#x153;As overall demand improves along with better economic and employment conditions, we expect to see more market stability and normalization during the first quarter of 2011 with sales trending upwards before revised lending criteria tightens the cost and availability of credit,â&#x20AC;? says Brenda Moshansky, OMREB president and realtor in the central zone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All markets can expect to see an increase in listings in the next few months as sellers decide to put their homes on the market moving into spring and, thereby, widening the choice for buyers. Consumers who have been sitting on the fence should be encouraged to make a move while 35year mortgages and record low mortgage rates are still available as the Federal Government will shorten amortization periods to 30 years and reduce maximum refinancing to 85 per cent on March 18th,

and interest rates are forecast to go up during the latter half of this year. Plenty of choice, attractive home prices, and low mortgage rates continue to provide the best incentive to buy now rather than later when prices will begin to trend higher and interest rates increase.â&#x20AC;? OMREBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new boardwide monthly buyers survey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; launched in September 2010 to profile who the buyers are and where they are from â&#x20AC;&#x201C; indicates that serious buyers are taking advantage of the current market conditions and leveraging their positive purchasing power while it lasts, Moshansky notes. She adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pricing continues to be important when selling your home, so working with a real estate professional to understand current local market conditions and to provide comparisons specific to your neighbourhood is essential as home values vary based on property type and location.â&#x20AC;?

The central zone of OMREB covers an area from Peachland to Lake Country and east along Highway 33 to Westbridge (including the Christian Valley). The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board is comprised of 1,135 member realtors and 86 real estate offices in the Southern Interior of BC. For the most comprehensive source of all real estate listings, home buying and selling information, visit the national websites at www.realtor.ca and www.icx.ca. To find out about the advantages of using a realtor, visit www.howrealtorshelp.ca All OMREB listings are published in the MLSÂŽ Real Estate Review magazine available at all real estate offices and various locations in the Central Okanagan, North Okanagan, the Shuswap and Revelstoke areas. For comprehensive boardwide statistical information, please visit our local public site: www.omreb.com

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