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January 17, 2014 / Volume 10 Number 3 / www.peachlandview.com
Truck leaves road and crashes into Peachland house
One Buchanan Road household received an unwelcome surprise before 8 p.m. on January 9 when a truck went off-road from Highway 97 and crashed into the back of their home.
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AN UNSAFE LEFT TURN onto Highway 97 from Drought Road resulted in a vehicle rollover last Monday.
Left turn from Drought Road results in rollover Joanne Layh / Peachland View A left turn from Drought Road onto Highway 97 that caused a vehicle rollover and significant damage remarkably resulted in no serious injuries last Monday afternoon. RCMP members happened upon the two-vehicle accident at about 2 p.m. last Monday. RCMP Cst. Kris Clark says a blue Honda Civic made a left turn from Drought Road onto Highway 97 and struck a white Chrysler Neon, causing the Neon to overturn. It is unclear what direction the Neon was travelling in when the accident happened. The Civic incurred significant front-end damage while the overturned Neon was a total write off. Both the driver of the Honda, a 67-year-old Oliver woman,
and the driver of the Neon were uninjured. Though uninjured, the driver of the Neon, a 50-year-old Peachland woman, was trapped in the overturned vehicle and required assistance in being removed from her car. The intersection of Highway 97 and Drought Road has long been a safety concern to the municipality. Positioned at a winding 90 km/h section of Highway 97 with a steep grade, limited visibility and no merge lane, remarkably, left turns are allowed both to and from Highway 97 and Drought Road. While an intersection warning sign is posted on the highway prior to Drought Road, residents have long expressed concerns about the safety of the intersection, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. There were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident.
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The owner of a property on Mackinnon Road that doesn’t have adequate fire protection is hoping Peachland might be willing to help. The property, 4713 Mackinnon Road, is located on the other side of the Connector near the information booth but is not located in Peachland or the regional district. It belongs to the District of West Kelowna, however the distance from the nearest West Kelowna fire hall exceeds the maximum allowed kilometres to be considered to have an acceptable response time for fire apparatus. When West Kelowna incorporated, its boundaries were extended out of Highway 97C, which captured one residential property off of Mackinnon Road. According to Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig, under the existing mutual aid agreement, West Kelowna can request that Peachland Fire and Rescue Service (PFRS) attend a fire in their fire protection area to assist them. This existing agreement would apply to See COUNCIL on page 2
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Council considers fire protection request Continued from page 1
would make PFRS the primary responders and the District of West Kelowna would pay an annual fee for the service, regardless of use. Craig told the committee of the whole that the nearest West Kelowna fire hall is more than 14 km away from the property,
the Mackinnon Road property in question, but it would require West Kelowna to request Peachland attend in each instance, a process that would waste valuable time in the case of a fire. The new proposed agreement
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can provide contract fire service, similar to Brent Road,” Craig said. If Peachland were to enter into the proposed five-year agreement, the District of West Kelowna would pay the municipal portion of the fire department tax rate including regional ser-
vices of 0.535 per $1,000 of total assessed value of the property, which would amount to about $600 per year regardless of use. The fire protection request inevitably led to the discussion about fire protection for nearby Trepanier area residents. See WEST KELOWNA on page 3
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West Kelowna house may gain Peachland fire protection Continued from page 2
“Within a kilometre of this location are all of the homes that are in Trepanier and we don’t service those outside our fire protection area,” Councillor Terry Condon said. “Hasn’t the issue of fire protection been a community concern for the people on the end of Trepanier?” Mayor Fielding said it certainly has been a concern, but the residents of Trepanier are not prepared to pay for it. “It [Trepanier] needs a water supply system in order to make it an effective fire protected area and based on surveys given to all of the residents there, they’ve declined to proceed with it,” Mayor Fielding said. If Trepanier residents were willing to pay for an adequate water supply, they would be charged at the same rate for fire protection as Brent Road or the Mackinnon Road property, chief administrative officer Elsie Lemke said. The problem is, Trepanier residents aren’t willing to pay for a water supply and therefore have no fire protection. Last month, a Trepanier area
house burned to the ground because the community has no fire hall or any arrangement for fire protection. However, Craig said water is a bit of a concern for the Mackinnon Road property, as well. “The property owner would have to do something about that, otherwise his insurance rates won’t change much. The nearest fire hydrant to his property is over a kilometre away,” Craig said. Craig says the Mackinnon Road resident has a fairly large water main going up to his property and is willing to install a fire hydrant on his property. However, that suggestion raised objections from Councillor Vern Moberg who suggested the district should not allow more water to be supplied to the resident than already is provided. “This is a strange situation because they are across the other side of the highway and we have water line that goes out of our water system that supplies them with water and the water line was put in there to my understanding a while back…it was done under the
table and that’s how they got water in there,” Coun. Moberg said. “We’re talking now about putting a fire hydrant on his property and increasing the water flow to operate a fire hydrant. It doesn’t make any sense to me…I don’t see going out of the way for a house that has basically got illegal water.” According to Coun. Moberg, the water was connected at a time when someone else owned the property and had intentions of developing it. At the meeting staff were not clear if the water agreement the district has with the property prohibits further water increases. “I tend to agree with Councillor Moberg that we should not give any more water pressure than exists right now because if it is setting a process for that development I don’t think we should encourage development at that property,” Councillor Eric Hall said. The committee of the whole deferred making a decision about providing fire protection until more is known about the water agreement with the property in question.
Regular council meeting highlights - January 14 Revenue anticipation borrowing bylaw
Council gave final reconsideration and adopted Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw No. 2066, 2013. This bylaw provides emergency borrowing power if needed. The Community Charter requires council to reauthorize this line of credit each year by way of a bylaw.
Development Permit – 5314 Fulton Place
Council approved a Development Permit for 5314 Fulton Place for the provision of landscaping work at the property fronting Beach Avenue, which is an environmentally sensitive area. The property owner will have to submit bonding for environmental monitoring upon issuing of the permit.
RDCO fringe area planning referral – medical marijuana production facilities
Council supported two RDCO fringe area bylaw amendments to address new federal legislation governing medical marijuana production facilities. The district’s interests are unaffected by the proposed bylaw amendments.
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Truck drives off-road from highway and crashes into Buchanan Road house Joanne Layh / Peachland View
One Buchanan Road household received an unwelcome surprise last Thursday night when a truck went off-road from Highway 97 and crashed into the back of their home. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. on January 9. According to police, witnesses were following a black Dodge Ram pickup and were southbound on Highway 97 down Drought Hill when the incident happened. “According to witnesses the truck was weaving in and out of its lane, took an abrupt left turn and went offroad into the backyard of a residence on the 5200 block of Buchanan Road,” RCMP Cst. Kris Clark told The View. Cst. Clark says the Dodge Ram crossed over oncoming lanes to go off-road heading left before crashing into the back of the house. Clark says alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the incident and the driver of the truck, a 46-year-old Alberta man, was taken by police for breath samples. At press time, the result of the breath samples was not yet documented on the police file. The truck was impounded for at
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iraculously, no one was seriously injured in the rollover at the top of Drought Road this week, but it is only a matter of time before another accident happens and someone gets hurt. Positioned at a winding 90 km/h section of Highway 97 with a steep grade, limited visibility and no merge lane, the top of Drought Road is treacherous at the best of times for people attempting to turn right. Attempting to make a left turn from Drought Road onto Highway 97 is even trickier and probably best not attempted except for residents very familiar with the dangers of the intersection. Even though I drive by it every day, after the accident I was surprised to learn the double yellow line on Highway 97 is broken at the intersection with Draught Road, making a left turn to and from the highway actually legal. While I can appreciate the importance of Drought Road residents being able to connect with the rest of Peachland without having to drive into West Kelowna and back, what they have now sure isn’t a very safe way of doing so. The rollover at the top of Drought Road this week is a reminder of just how dangerous some sections of Highway 97 can be, while the driver who veered off of it and crashed into a house on Buchanan is a pretty clear example of driver error. Drivers need to take more care on the road. Distracted driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol, risky decisions, excessive speed,
and driving too closely behind other vehicles can all contribute to an accident. Every day we all see people making left turns when it isn’t safe to do so. Those drivers rely on others to hit the brake. However, in the case of Drought Road, almost no one anticipates a car to pull out from nowhere, despite a sign posted just before the intersection. Yet, it isn’t just drivers who are responsible for preventing accidents. While it seems the mandate of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) is more focussed on moving traffic swiftly than it is on public safety, one would expect that sooner or later the number of accidents at the top of Drought Road would trigger some sort of action from the ministry. It’s unclear why MOTI has allowed the intersection to remain so dangerous for so many years. Perhaps fixing it is somewhere down on the list of priorities or perhaps they are waiting for the New Monaco development to move forward so someone else can subsidize the cost of making the intersection safe. If development at New Monaco, the 125-acre property located at the junction Highway 97 and the Highway 97C, goes forward, there are eventual plans to build a safe access to it at Drought Road by what is expected to be a $4-6 million underpass. While highway access negotiations between the developer, MOTI and the district are still in progress, that shouldn’t stop the ministry from doing something to help reduce the safety hazards on that stretch of our highway now instead of later.
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Order of British Columbia honours excellence The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour. Nominations are now being received for the 2014 Order of British Columbia. If you know anyone in this community who has truly led by example, I encourage you to nominate them for the Order of British Columbia. Nominations must be received by the first Friday in March to be considered this year. Nominations received after this will be included in the selection process for the next calendar year. An independent advisory council, chaired by the Chief Justice of British Columbia, will consider nominations. Since 1990, 345 British Columbians from all walks of life and many regions of
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OPINION | COMMENTARY
Taxes aren’t lower, MP says There are several things wrong with the Harper government’s never-ending claims that they are brilliant tax cutters. To start with, it’s untrue. Their first fiscal decision after taking office in 2006 was to increase personal income taxes. Later that fall, they imposed a toxic new Conservative tax on income trusts that obliterated $25 billion from the savings accounts of two million ordinary Canadians. More recently, Mr. Harper has increased the overall federal tax burden in each of his last four budgets – taxing everything from hospital parking fees and cosmetic wigs for cancer patients to local credit unions and job creation. Conservative claims about lower taxes for families need a scrupulous reality check. For example, MP Dan Albas says, “The burden on the average family today has been reduced by more than $3,000 per year.” But it all depends on what type of “family” you’re talking about. You can construct an illustration that would fit the Conservative model – with two parents, two children, a six-figure income and consumer spending of more than $50,000 every year (including over $1,000 for art lessons). But for most families – in fact, for 70 per cent
of Canadian families – this is simply not their reality. The vast majority of middle-class Canadians haven’t seen a significant improvement in their real incomes for the better part of 30 years. But their living costs have gone up and debt-loads have ballooned. For every dollar of disposable income, Canadians are carrying $1.64 in household debt. Many are concerned about affording post-secondary education for their kids, having no pension plan at their place of employment, or finding decent childcare or long-term care for their parents. And then there’s Mr. Harper’s new federal debt burden to take into account. He has run six consecutive deficits so far, adding more than $165 billion to Canada’s overall debt-load. That works out to $5,000 in new Conservative debt for every man, woman and child in this country, or $20,000 for every family of four. Any tax cuts claimed by Mr. Harper are paid for with borrowed money. So there is no room to be complacent about the needs of Canada’s middle-class and all those striving so hard just to get there. Hon. Ralph Goodale, PC, MP (Wascana) Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
More discussion needed on Canada’s energy future MP Dan Albas / Commentary Back in a mid-November report I asked for input on the subject of pipelines. To my surprise, the amount of feedback I received was not as a strong as I was hoping for. What was not surprising is the comments I did hear back were quite divided with some strongly opposed to all pipelines and others in support of some pipelines and not others while some strongly support all pipelines. The pipeline discussion is an important one as alternative petroleum transport solutions such as rail also carry risks that provoke important discussions on how Canada can best meet our future energy needs. One part of this Dan Albas, MP discussion that has been largely absent is the question why Canada is currently in this situation. One truth that we as Canadians must face is that per capita Canada is one of the greatest consumers of transportation fuels worldwide. This is not a surprise given that we are a large and vast country. Even many of those who come to protest pipelines in front of my office often drive long distances to do so. By the numbers, Canada has close to one million kilometres of roads and we see over one million flights per year in the air. Ambulances, fire trucks and other first responder vehicles all use fuel. Many of our largest private sector employers depend upon the movement of goods, commodities and workers to survive. In fact, one semi truck will cross the border on average every two seconds, moving roughly $2 billion worth of goods on a daily basis. This all adds up to roughly 110 million litres of gasoline and an additional 50 million litres of diesel – used not every month, nor every week, but every day in our various forms of petroleum powered transportation. When you combine Canadian gasoline and diesel fuel consumption in an average day, that amounts to 160 million litres and at times this number increases to 200 million litres a day. Alternatives? Biofuel offers lower emissions but also lower energy density, meaning more biofuel is required to cover the same distance as conventional gasoline. Natural gas is another alternative that is currently strongly supported by the B.C. provincial government. Although there is a higher upfront cost and a lack of infrastructure, it is cleaner burning and offers potential. Electricity, including hybrids, has been on the market in Canada for close to 15 years. In spite of a growing selection
of hybrid models, of the 1.6 million vehicles sold in 2012, less than one per cent were hybrids, as many consumers are reluctant to embrace this platform. In many respects, this leaves technology and vehicles that burn less gasoline or diesel but do so in a more emissions efficient manner. For example, a 2005 or newer vehicle will produce 90 per cent less smog than a vehicle from 1993 or older. These transportation trends point to a continued need for a significant daily supply of oil and gas to meet our energy needs. When looking at these same transportation demands, the question of supply and the need to move our supply around Canada safely becomes a key concern. Currently Canada has the third largest oil reserve worldwide. However, this is only true if the oil sands are included. While some suggest the oil sands should be shut down, it must be pointed out shutting down the oil sands would create a loss of 97 per cent of Canada’s oil reserve. This would seriously impact the security of our petroleum supply, and more so in Western Canada, as we consume more crude oil per day then other regions in Canada. Currently there are 18 major refineries across Canada producing slightly in excess of 300 million litres of refined petroleum products every day. These same refineries employ a total of 17,500 Canadians and contribute $2.5 billion to our GDP annually. Due to the fact that Canada’s existing pipeline infrastructure is either at capacity in some regions or nonexistent in others, this results in some areas of Canada exporting petroleum while others import gasoline from outside of Canada. Ultimately, Canada is a net exporter of oil. Currently there are over 12,000 gas stations in Canada with higher volume locations pumping upwards of 10 million litres of fuel per year, primarily for automotive use. This does not include oil used for propane/butane, asphalt, aviation fuel, motor oil, and other uses. Transportation as an industry currently makes up over six per cent of Canada’s overall economic output. To some, this week’s report may sound like a promotion of the oil sands. That is not the intent. I believe it is important to have an overview and an understanding on the fact that as Canadians the reality is the use of petroleum is a significant part of our everyday lives. Given our current consumption rates and the fact that 97 per cent of our oil reserves are in the oil sands, the importance of how we develop and safely transport our future energy needs are critically important questions that we as Canadians must face. This is an important discussion and one I continue to welcome your input on. I can be reached at dan.albas@parl. gc.ca or toll free at 1-800-665-8711.
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Okanagan Lake. This scenic route is subject to winter conditions. There is a water station at the turn-a-round and refreshments and race souvenir will be provided at the end of the race. Registration is currently underway for this February 16 event. Beyond the race and these programs, there are also a variety of leisure, health and wellness programs offered for all ages. For more program information visit www. peachland.ca or call 250-767-2133.
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JANUARY 17, 2014
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud Judy Wyper Special to the Peachland View
result of financial loss. BCSC names five investment fraud warning signs: • There is no risk; • Profit like the pros; • Invest tax-free offshore; • Get in now and do not wait; and • Your friends and family can’t be wrong. The BCSC has a website to elaborate on each of these points. InvestRight.org is worth visiting. Know yourself, and the level of risk you are willing to take on your investments. Know your financial advisor. When a recommendation is made, ask why this is better than other options. Check their registration at the BCSC. The registry will show qualifications, which must be renewed
annually, and disclose criminal convictions and bankruptcy. Know your investments. How is the money being invested? How does the company make the money? Ask questions and find out answers. Call the BCSC and ask them the ques-
tions you want. The BCSC is there to help people who want to invest. They have a criminal investigation team to investigate suspicious things along with the police. They can freeze assets, halt trading in a security and send out warnings for
investments. To report a fraud, call the BCSC at 1-800-373-6393. For links to Peachland services, information, and programs, contact the PWC at 250-7670141, wellnesscentre@ shaw.ca, or visit www. peachlandwellnesscentre.ca.
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As part of the Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) speaker series, back in November, Andy Poon of the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) made a presentation about fraud awareness at the Peachland Little Schoolhouse. The BCSC is the provincial regulator for helping protect citizens in B.C. from fraud. B.C. has one of the higher rates of fraud victims in Canada. The BCSC has fraud awareness ads that you may recall seeing on TV. In one of them, the fraudster speaks convincingly and then a woman speaks up to warn that he is making fraudulent claims. Her behaviour and language are good models for how you can protect yourself. That was Poon’s basic message during his presentation: protect yourself from becoming a victim. And if you are victimized, contact the BCSC to prevent others from it. Speak up. It is humiliating to realize you have been taken in, but it is important to stop the fraudster, and you can help by reporting the incident. The BCSC operates under the Securities Act, investigating investment scams. They work along with the RCMP, who operate under the Criminal Code. Both agencies are involved with charging fraudsters. Here is one of the true stories Poon retold: Fran and Bob were victims in an investment scam in the Kamloops area. Fran is a widow. She has two teenage daughters, and when she received a small inheritance, she decided to make some investments to support her daughters and for her own future. She is a self confessed novice in financial areas. She went to Bob, a friend, to ask for financial advice. She wanted a greater return than investing at the bank. Bob told her about an investment he could recommend. He knew a financial whiz kid who could get her a 12.5 per cent return, and he had invested in it also. To Fran, this was
scheme. New investors were funding the fraudster to be able to give some returns to the previous investors, to keep money coming in. Everyone lost money, but the fraudster was convicted. Fraudsters feel no remorse. Their victims are a means to an end, and that end is your money. But they come across as charming, social and supportive. Victims are lucky to get 25 per cent of their original investment back. Most get nothing. When someone has been victimized, their health, family, friends and emotional wellbeing are jeopardized. Victims can become withdrawn and lose their trust of others. Some people have experienced strokes as a
what she wanted. She invested $25,000 and was given verbal assurance that she was guaranteed not to lose her money. There was no paper trail, but she was promised significant returns. As it happened, the company collapsed, became insolvent, and Fran lost her money. She felt stupid and embarrassed, as did her friend, as they both lost. Bob had promised to look after the family after Fran’s husband died, and he had failed. Investor meetings were held and they decided to inform the B.C. Securities Commission, who investigated. It was discovered the whiz kid investor had taken in millions of dollars, mostly from senior citizens. It was a Ponzi
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Bill “Wild Bill” was born in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in the 1990s. He was a very talented painter best known for his portraits and landscapes. He led a very colourful life as many of his close friends will recall from his stories. Billy leaves behind his three daughters Kim, Erin and Cheryl, his granddaughter Ella and brothers Bob and Fred and sister Patsy. Special thanks to the care staff at the Kelowna General Hospice House for making Billy’s last days filled with care and compassion. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends in Peachland, BC and the numerous local establishments in the community. Happy Trails to you, until we meet again. Happy Trails to you, keep smilin’ until then. Dale Evans A Celebration of Life will be held January 25, 2014 at the Edgewater Hotel, 5830 Beach Avenue, Peachland.
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Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 10:30 service fellowship 11:30am, 4204 Lake Ave. Ukulele Group, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre. Call 250-767-6574. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Mid-week Study and Conversation Coffee, 9:30am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Computer Literacy, 10am-noon, all sessions take place at Peachland Wellness Centre Wellness Circle Fitness Equipment Guides, 10am. Call 250-767-2133 to register for your spot. Memory Program, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Toastmasters, 12-1pm, Peachland community centre. www. peachland.toastmasters.org Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Friendship Tuesday/Movie, 1-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Memory Program, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Peachland Sparks and Brownies, 5:45-7pm, community centre Bridge (Experienced), 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Yoga, 7:45-8:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Memory Program, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Chess, 1:15-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Memory Program, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required. Sunshine Singers, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Writer’s Bloc, every second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Tween Cooking Night, 5-7:30pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Lions Den Meeting, 7 pm. 2nd week: 6th Ave. Police Station. 4th week: community centre. Dan 250767-9034 Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Tai Chi, 9:30am, United CHurch Annex Intergenerational Choir, 9:30am, Peachland Elementary School Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 11amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library. For ages 3 to 5. Until April 24. Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Breastfeeding Cafe, second and last Thursday, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Call 250-7670141 Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Men’s Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Yoga Beginners, 10:30-11:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 1 pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Legotime for Kids, 3pm, Peachland Library. Every other Friday until May 30. Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
Rare Books Roadshow, February 11, 7-8pm, Peachland Library. The Friends of the Peachland Library are hosting an “Antiques Roadshow” type of evening with knowledgeable book lover Chris Scowen. Bring Chris any books which you think might be of value and he will provide a preliminary assessment. If he deems further assessment necessary, he will suggest where to seek it out. Light refreshments will be served. Wellness Circle, February 12, Peachland Wellness Centre. Karin
Haemmerle will be speaking at the Wellness Circle on self healing.
MONDAYS Yoga Advanced Beginners, 7:458:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Coffee, 10am-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Needle Arts/Quilting, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Wood Carving, 7-9pm, 50+ Activity Centre
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Boys and Girls Club, 3-5pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Ages 6-12. Youth Drop-In, 5:30-9pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+
UPCOMING EVENTS Winter Family Fun Day, January 18, 11 a.m.-3pm, Turner Park. Come and join your local fire department for an afternoon of skating and tobogganing along with burgers, hot chocolate and a fire! Newcomers Club, January 21, 1pm, Little School House. Speaker Series, January 21, 1:30pm, Little School House. An informative presentation on “How to Save Money on Your Taxes” presented by Shayn Moritz, CGA, CFP. Refreshments will be served.
Admission by donation. For more information please call the Wellness Centre at 250-767-0141. Wellness Circle, January 22, Peachland Wellness Centre. Lisa Kilgour, holistic nutritionist, will be speaking about how the right foods can reduce inflammation and assist in healing. Cooking with Company, February 4, 10am - 12pm, community centre. Register now at the Recreation Centre. Cost is $60 for the 5 week course which includes all groceries needed, instruction
by chef Patricia Guest, your lunch and an extra serving to take home for dinner. Registration is limited. Peachland Sportsmen Game Banquet, February 8. A dinner open to the public. Tickets $50/ person, available at Valley Glass in West Kelowna. HeArts Festival, February 10-16, 4th Street Place. A week-long celebration of the arts in Peachland. Artisans Showcase February 15-16. For more information visit www.pcartscouncil.com
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Dr. Don MacRae Dr. Phil Kachanoski Dr. Karl Oppenheim Dr. Peter Cormillot Dr. Jeff Krawchuk
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Peachland Chamber of Commerce 4th Quarter 2013 Members Wrap Up Meeting, February 12, 6:00pm, Historic Primary School. Join us for an evening of networking and chamber updates. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Free for members in good standing. $10 for future members. February Freeze Up 5K, February 16. 5K Run. Registration required, volunteers welcome.
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, though you are eager to plow through your to-do list, certain plans may have to be postponed due to circumstances beyond your control. Go with the flow.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, uncover the source of a disagreement with a friend and try to come to a resolution before the disagreement escalates. Handling things promptly will pay off.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, attention to detail this week will prevent delays down the road. Keep this mind when tending to personal as well as professional matters.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
You may find your mind wandering this week, Cancer. You cannot seem to focus on the tasks at hand, but work hard to limit distractions and get your work done.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
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29. Brings into being 30. Displaced liquid 32. Frigid Zone 34. Newsman Rather 35. Prefix for inside 37. Short-billed rails 40. Sensory receptor 42. Egyptian temple ___Ombo 43. Challenges 47. Photograph (slang)
49. Declined gradually 50. Tilapia nilotica 52. One-edge sword 53. Wets 55. Small coins (French) 56. Twine together 57. The middle point 58. Sea eagle 59. Activist Parks 61. Humbug 65. Atomic #79
CLUES DOWN 1. Strikes lightly 2. Fencing sword 3. Hooked pericarp 4. Entreats 5. Edison’s Corp. 6. Cooks in an oven 7. Amounts of time 8. Tooth caregiver 9. Spellbind 10. Solo opera piece
Leo, respect a loved one’s decision to keep a certain matter private. There’s not much you can do other than offer your support and respect.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, carefully schedule your time this week. You cannot afford to get behind in work or miss any important appointments. Stay focused and leave some time free for the unexpected.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you are drawn to creative endeavors these days and have less patience for tasks that are not nearly as fun. Find a healthy balance between the two.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, expect to serve as a mediator for your loved ones this week. The issue that arises is relatively small, but your calm demeanor and cool head will be needed.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Sagittarius, you may be floundering a little in the romance department this week. Stick to what your intuition is telling you, and you will come out just fine.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, you are focused on your work, but distractions beyond your control figure to prove frustrating. Try to remain as patient as possible, and everything will work itself out.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Here’s How It Works - Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
Aquarius, take a breather and stop to give some careful thought to your recent experiences and your expectations going forward. You will benefit from this reflection in the long run.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, expect some valuable insight on your future to arrive in the next few days. It won’t be difficult to set plans in motion.
JANUARY 17, 2014
COMMUNITY | FAITH
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Cranberry Orange Cookies
Ideas for using up Christmas cranberries Patricia Guest / Special to the Peachland View I’ve always loved the vibrant rich colour of cranberries. Even when cooked or jellied, they don’t lose their lookat-me colour. While raspberries and cherries move toward the darker shades, cranberries just seem to glow in a jar. Beyond the holidays, there are plenty of ways to use fresh cranberries besides putting them on turkey. Since B.C. boasts cranberries are its biggest berry crop and we are the third largest producer in the world, it’s time to add cranberries to your diet. Not only do they burst with vitamin C, but they have long been known as a cholesterol buster and an anti-inflammatory agent, which can aid in prevention of bladder and gum infections. If you have some fresh berries left over from Christmas, you can still throw them in the freezer where they will last for a year, but they do just fine in the fridge for up to six weeks. You might not want to pop handfuls into your mouth like blueberries, but there are a lot of alternatives and the price is right. You can grab a bag of these ruby red babies for $1.50, while the equivalent size of raspberries will set you back in excess of 10 times that
amount. Dried cranberries are tasty treats loaded with sugar and oil. You can dry your own, especially if you have a dehydrator, but you can easily use your oven as well. Before drying cranberries, it is important to blanch them first in unsweetened boiling water or a simple sugar or honey syrup until their skins pop. The vitamins are preserved at low heat dehydration and they taste great. Dried cranberries are a great snack and can be used in many cookie and loaf recipes. They pair well with lemon or orange flavours and can be used interchangeably with raisins. My favourite cranberry recipes use fresh cranberries. Their bright flavour and colour is a welcome change from the chocolate and nut laden sweets of the holidays. Lately I have been working on a cranberry orange cookie recipe. This incarnation uses candied and fresh orange peel, fresh cranberries and orange juice. I candied my own orange peel, which is amazing on its own, but store bought citrus peel will do just fine too. I use different sized ice cream scoops for my cookies. It’s fast, easy and every cookie is same size. For these little gems I use a small 1 ½ inch scoop.
¾ cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg ¼ cup candied citrus peel Zest of one large orange 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate ½ cup toasted ground almonds ¼ tsp almond extract 2 ¾ cups organic ﬂour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt unless using salted butter 2 cups fresh cranberries, buzzed in food processor till just chopped Preheat the oven to 365°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and
sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until ﬂuffy. Mix in orange zest, juice and peel. In a separate bowl, combine the ﬂour, baking soda and salt then stir into the orange mixture. Mix in the cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least two inches apart. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Look for opportunities to create that which is good Elaine Diggle Peachland United Church The excited fever of Christmas preparations has passed, although for many there was no excitement or celebration. Epiphany or the Feast of the Three Kings was celebrated last week, and then the decorations, for most of us, came down. Now we are back to our everyday lives with what feels like spring; in fact when I walked into my bank this past week there were daffodils in a vase – in January! Much in our lives seems a bit upside down, besides the weather, and at times we wonder why values we were taught in our childhood seem to be regarded as at best, quaint and more often as ridiculous. I recently listened on CBC Radio to an interview with a couple who more than 40 years ago were part of a group of activists who broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania and leaked damning documents to the press. In the process, the couple were catalysts to a major overhauling of the FBI. The group of activists had found proof of government surveillance on left wing groups protesting war and much more, including files about a plot to push Martin Luther King Jr. to suicide, and evidence of a shadow FBI run by then FBI director J.
Edgar Hoover. At the time Bonnie and John Raines were a young married couple with three small children. The interviewer asked them, “Why did you do this, when you had young children and the break in was risky?” The reply from John Raines was, “When you have a law that is a crime, the only way of stopping that crime ... is to break that law.” Raines said there is a sharp difference between breaking a law and being a criminal, referring to racial segregation in the U.S. as an example. In further response to the question he also went on to say the couple were concerned about what kind of world their children would grow up in and what inheritance we would be leaving them. Their concern that their children might grow up in a police state where everyone was under surveillance gave them such concern they were led to act. Sometimes it is difficult to know when to act if we see something happening that we know is wrong. We tend to think who am I to deal with this? Yet, if we are to leave an inheritance for our children and our children’s children that is worthy of inheriting, then we do need to speak out when we see wrong. We need to speak out on behalf of clean, affordable wa-
ter for the future. We need to speak out so pristine areas of our province and country are protected and not desecrated so that a few might make a big profit. Here we might think of the headwaters of the Nash River up north and our beautiful coastline, to mention a couple. We need to cherish our land and not sell off precious acres of the Agricultural Land Reserve to be built over. We need to assure people of affordable and clean water wherever they are. We need to ensure coastal fishermen and adventure tourism workers will be able to continue their liveli-
hoods for generations to come while they help to protect our precious places. There are so many aspects of our modern life that are controlled not by that which is right, but by the greed of a few and it is so easy to feel discouraged. But perhaps if each of us chose one area of concern and joined with others who share that concern, we could find ways to make a difference in that one area. Perhaps that is what each of us is called to do to ensure that the heritage we pass on is not a wasteland but one in which we are able to take pride and
one in which we can look at and say, as it is recorded that God saw
at the beginning of creation [Genesis 1:10], “It is good.” May we
always look to creating around us that which is good.
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