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January 31, 2014 / Volume 10 Number 5 / www.peachlandview.com

Fire causes smoke damage to rental property

The fire happened last Monday at a small cottage next to a main residence in the 6000 block of Renfrew Road. The tenant was not home at the time of the fire. page 2

Joanne Layh Peachland View

the May long weekend and ends in September, in addition to a few other occasions when he is required. “We are very satisfied with the service performed by Dale over the past six years and we are pleased to recommend a renewal of a two-year contract,” director of corporate services Polly Palmer told council. “I would be very happy to support this recommendation,” Councillor Eric Hall said. “Using Dale Zimmerman is a great way of making best value for money and I agree with staff that he seems to do a good job so I’m happy to support this. I think it’s great when we can contract services like this because we can

While Peachland council has not yet adopted this year’s budget, this week the committee of the whole did approve a $14,000 funding request made by the Peachland Community Arts Council (PCAC) to help establish an art gallery in the galleria hall area of the primary school building. In a letter to Peachland council, PCAC vice president Phyllis Papineau said one of the arts council’s short-term goals is to develop a year-round gallery in the renovated primary school building. Papineau says in 2014 the arts council plans to set up a gallery implementation committee, hire a professional gallery curator and two seasonal students, and set up a sales and online rental system to generate revenue. Currently the arts council and one of the primary school building’s anchor tenants are in negotiations about how to share the building, but plans are underway to establish a space in the galleria area for the arts community, which will be called the Peachland Art Gallery. While the funding

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Dog licensing up, impounding and euthanasia down

The regional board has received statistics that say there were 16,908 dogs licensed in the Central Okanagan at the end of 2013, a 24 per cent increase over 2012. In addition, there were 632 dogs impounded during 2013, down from 685 in 2012. page 3

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SHERON COUSINEAU sends the pickleball back over to Robin Foster (centre) and Gwen Bodnarek during a game last Wednesday. Pickleball is

a sport that combines badminton, tennis and ping pong, and all-play games are held at the community centre at 9:00 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

District renews contract with bylaw officer Joanne Layh / Peachland View Peachland bylaw officer Dale Zimmerman will return to his beat this summer, Peachland council decided last Tuesday. At this week’s committee of the whole meeting, staff recommended that council renew the contract with Zimmerman for the provision of seasonal bylaw enforcement services to the district for two years and that the contractor’s flat fee be increased to $28 per hour. Zimmerman has served as Peachland’s seasonal bylaw officer since 2007, during which time remuneration for his contract has not been increased. Zimmerman’s contract typically begins at

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Arts council to receive funding for gallery in Mary Smith Hall Continued from page 1

request was approved, not all members of council were in support of the helping to fund the project to such an extent at this time. “I won’t be supporting the application for the $14,000. I don’t think at this point we have clarity on actually what’s happening with the art gallery. The money basically is to run the gallery and there still is no agreement [between the arts council and the anchor tenants],” Councillor Eric Hall said at last Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. “I think that for whatever reason, the agreement seems to be a long time coming. I have serious doubts as to whether the

operation of the art gallery in the primary school is going to come together and require paid staff. I wouldn’t support paid staff for the art gallery. I support the arts council. They do wonderful things. I have no problem putting money aside for the Peachland Players and the Hearts Festival. I support all those events but I won’t be voting for any paid staff in the gallery.” However, other members of council were more optimistic about an agreement. “I’m sure it’s going to come to fruition. I can’t see it not happening,” Councillor Peter Schierbeck said. Mayor Keith Fielding said he also expects the art gallery in the school will proceed as planned.

“My understanding is they’re very close to an agreement,” Mayor Fielding said. “I’ve made enquiries both at the arts council and at the chamber of commerce and my understanding is that those issues that are outstanding will be resolved in the very near future and both parties are committed to making this happen. It’s just a matter of finalizing details.” “I’m in favour of [approving] the $14,000. There’s no question there,” Councillor Vern Moberg said. At the same committee meeting, members of Peachland council also approved naming the galleria hall area of the primary school building the Mary Smith Hall. “The Peachland Community

Arts Council decided that once the final user agreement with the chamber of commerce is signed they would like the gallery under the charge of the PCAC to be named the Peachland Art Gallery, a name that would best fulfill any browsing activity on the internet,” PCAC president Christel Davidson wrote in a letter to the mayor and council. “The hall in which the gallery resides, however, would be fittingly named the Mary Smith Hall in honour of one of Peachland’s long time volunteers.” Mary Smith formed the Peachland Art Group, which recently held its 53rd Show and Sale, designed the Peachland mayor’s chain of office, the Peachland flag, and volunteered for over 60

years for various organizations including the Peachland Curling Club, Peachland Historical Society and Peachland Senior’s Society, as well helping with May Day and jubilee celebrations. “I knew Mary Smith, as many people did. She was a great pioneer in the community who gave a great deal of herself and her time and was a gifted and talented artist. I can’t think of a better name for the hall,” Councillor Cindy Fortin said. “I agree. I think it is really a very nice thought for someone who has done a tremendous amount of work for the community,” Mayor Fielding said. The naming of the gallery and hall received unanimous approval.

Accidental fire causes significant smoke damage to cottage Joanne Layh Peachland View One Peachland resident is without a home after fire blazed through the kitchen of

a main residence in the 6000 block of Renfrew Road. The cottage was rented out to a tenant, an adult male, who was not home at the time of the fire.

He was using empty flowerpots and stuff to throw water through the window of the house. –– Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig

his home last Monday night, causing significant smoke damage. The fire happened at a secondary rental property described as a small cottage next to

Luckily, the owners of the main residence were home and became aware of the fire before it got out of control. The owners reported the structure fire just

shortly after midnight on January 27 and quickly set to work trying to put it out while fire crews made their way to the property. “When we arrived on scene the homeowner had actually managed to knock most of the fire down through an exterior window at the back of the house. He was using empty flowerpots and stuff to throw water through the window of the house,” Peachland fire chief Dennis Craig said in an interview with The View. Craig says because the fire was in the back kitchen area of the house close to a window, the homeowner was able to knock most of it down from outside. “Our crews made entry and did a search and overhaul of the house and made sure there was no extension anywhere else before concluding our investigation,” Craig said. “The majority of the

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SMOKE STAINING AROUND THE WINDOWS of this cottage resulted from a fire that broke out late last Monday night and caused significant content damage.

crews left by about 2 a.m. so we were there for just over two hours and then we left a fire watch on until 3:30 a.m. just to make sure it didn’t rekindle. There

was wood shaving insulation in the attic space. Even though it didn’t appear that it got in there, we wanted to stay on the scene a little longer.”

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Craig says the fire caused significant smoke damage throughout the house and while the fire did not cause a lot of structure damage, the room and contents of the home did incur significant damage. “It was a very, very high heat fast fire. Basically, I would say it was a total loss of contents inside the structure,” Craig said.

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“As far as we could tell there was no damage to the actual structure or bones of the house.” Craig says the cause of the fire is undetermined. “We couldn’t pinpoint an exact cause during the investigation. It didn’t appear to be electrical in nature or anything like that. It was deemed as accidental undetermined,” Craig said.

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Zimmerman renewed as Peachland bylaw officer Continued from page 1

use him when we need him.” “I also agree. Dale does a super job,” Councillor Peter Schierbeck said. Councillor Cindy Fortin did not support the recommendation to renew Zimmerman’s contract, suggesting the contract should instead go out to tender. “I don’t understand why we’re letting the tender process fall by the wayside recently when it comes to a lot of the contracting out from the district,” Coun. Fortin said.

“There are a lot of deserving people out there who would appreciate the opportunity to bid on this seasonal and mostly summertime job that are being denied the opportunity…I realize that he’s well versed in the bylaws and he’s had time to go over them but I think anybody could take the time to go over the pertinent bylaws. My question again is why is it not going out to tender?” “Because we’re happy with his services and he’s a long time employee,” Mayor Fielding said. “He’s on a casual contract basis, but why would we tender an employment opportunity when we have someone we know is quali-

fied, that we’re satisfied with and who is doing a good job? There’s no point in doing it.” Fielding also dismissed Coun. Fortin’s claim that renewing his contract is somehow going against a district policy. Chief administrative officer Elsie Lemke confirmed that the contracting and purchasing policy gives staff authority to purchase and contract under certain conditions, however, in instances such as this council can choose to sole source without going to bid. Zimmerman is expected to return at the May long weekend.

Council approves 2014 civic grants Joanne Layh Peachland View As Peachland council continues with 2014 budget deliberations, this week they gave consideration and approval to civic grant applications submitted by various community groups. At last Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting the following 2014 civic grant applications were approved: • Peachland Citizen’s Patrol - $2,150; • Peachland Community Policing Office

- $1,750; • Peachland Historical Society - $9,756.36; • Ambassador Society - $8,000; • Peachland Community Arts Council - $1,000; • Peachland Wellness Centre - $10,000; • Peachland Boxing Club - $1,000; • The Bridge Youth and Family Services (Peachland Creative Playtime Program) $1,000; and • Peachland Riding Club - $1,000. Most of the organizations that applied

for a civic grant this year do so on an annual basis, however some, such as the wellness centre and riding club, do so only in years when they face a shortfall in revenue. This year the Peachland Wellness Centre received $15,000 less than what they had hoped for from a gaming grant and turned to the municipality to help fund the programming they deliver to the community. “Last year we did not apply because we had sufficient funds and this year we did

apply because we need it,” Peachland Wellness Centre board president Judy Wyper told the committee of the whole. While all of the grant applications submitted were approved, some funding requests were questioned by members of council. Councillor Eric Hall suggested the application by the Peachland Historical Society be deferred until other grant applications had been reviewed. “The money that we give to the historical society seems to

go primarily to two summer students. That’s an expense of $8,000…It is one of the larger grants and we’re looking at a new application from the wellness centre so I think we need to make a decision as a council whether we’re going to put more money into grants generally. We may want to consider that later in the process,” Coun. Hall told his council colleagues. “I’m sorry. I can’t agree with that,” Councillor Peter Schierbeck said. “We get

tremendous value for our dollar at the historical society with the many, many hours put in by Don Wilson on a gratis basis and this is primarily for two summer students and maintenance and so on of that building and I think any cut from that would be a drastic and severe situation and I’ll make a motion that we accept this grant application.” “I agree the Peachland Historical Society does a terrific job,” Councillor Cindy Fortin said. “It’s one of the first things you see

when you come into town.” With Councillors Condon and Kerbes absent, the motion passed as Mayor Keith Fielding and Councillor Vern Moberg were also in support of accepting the historical society’s grant application.

Highlights of the regular regional board meeting – January 27 Crime Stoppers Theft of Energy Initiative

The regional board has endorsed a new one-year program with the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers Society for the Fortis BC Theft of Energy Crime Prevention Initiative. As a part of the program, Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers will receive anonymous tips regarding the theft of electricity and natural gas from other Crime Stoppers programs in the Fortis service area, forwarding the information to the utility for investigation. Once complete, the result of the investigation will be forwarded from Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers to the originating Crime Stoppers program.

Land commission exclusion application

The regional board has deferred a decision on an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude

a property from the Agricultural Land Reserve. The 12.83-hectare property located on Trepanier Road in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area was impacted by the 2012 Trepanier wildfire. As there are differing opinions about the suitability of land for agriculture from various agencies reviewing the exclusion application, the regional board has deferred the final decision to the land commission.

Land reserve subdivision application

The regional board has given conditional support to a subdivision application within the Agricultural Land Reserve. The applicant wants Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) approval to subdivide an approximately .28-hectare lot from the 3.95-hectare parcel on Black Road within the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area. Board support for the application is conditional on the

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emember when the loonie was worth more than the greenback? Those days are long gone, which is great for the manufacturing and tourism industries, but not so great for consumers. Yes, the Canadian manufacturing industry – mostly based out east – will benefit from the devaluation of our currency because it means they can be more competitive, and that positive turn could trickle down into more good paying jobs and other indirect benefits for the average Canadian. The tourism industry, which is important to the Okanagan economy, will also benefit because Americans and others will find their dollar worth more, which means larger numbers may be attracted to visit here and spend more money because their currency is worth more. However, for the average Canadian, the fall of the loonie means we’ll be paying more for things here and our dollar will get us even less when we leave the country. Today, the dollar is at .90 cents compared to the U.S. dollar, which means we’ve effectively lost 10 per cent of our purchasing power since the heady days of parity.

A CBC panel of economists discussing the economic outlook for 2014 painted a grim picture for the loonie in the months ahead. Jim Stanford, an economist with Unifor, predicts the dollar will fall to the “mid 80s” by the end of the year, while independent economic analyst Patty Croft said we could see 80 cents in the flash of an eye. If those predictions are true, that’s bad news for Canadian consumers. As consumers, we should be careful not to get taken in by companies who see the fall of the loonie as an opportunity to make more money off of Canadians. We shouldn’t be so ready to pay more than we have to to retailers who are all too quick to cite the currency fluctuation as an excuse to gouge Canadians deeper. This winter, several tour operators have introduced a “currency surcharge” to ensure their profits aren’t negatively impacted by the falling loonie. Should consumers stand for this? As I recall, when the Canadian dollar was at parity or above it, we were still paying more for just about everything than our American neighbours. Yes, the reasons why we pay more at the till are complicated, but that doesn’t mean we should just roll over and take it.

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Nursing students support ban of flavoured tobacco products We are third year nursing students at UBC-Okanagan and are writing in regard to the growing amount of flavoured tobacco products available today. With National Non-Smoking Week upon us, we feel it is important to address this concern specifically because of the way these products are being marketed towards youth. When you hear the flavours cherry, pear, apple, chocolate, etc., tobacco products probably don’t immediately come to mind, but now these flavours and many more are available in a wide variety of tobacco products. Elaborate colourful packaging is used to make products much more enticing. With our research it’s become very clear to us just how obvious the tobacco industry gears the marketing of these products to youth. Flavours help to mask the taste of tobacco and make smoking more appealing. Youth are more likely to try smoking if something tastes like, say, a candy apple. Products are also available individually at a price for less than a toonie, so youth can easily afford them. Parental awareness is crucial, as many parents may not even recognize a tobacco product in their child’s bag, because they look so similar to makeup, markers and candy products. Research shows that smoking rates are decreasing, which means the tobacco companies are losing money. So, to make up for losses they have invested billions of dollars in products to get youth hooked, as it is a well-known fact that young people are most likely to take up smoking, become addicted and then continue to smoke throughout adulthood. When the federal government’s Bill C-32 was passed in 2009, it made it illegal for tobacco products under the weight of 1.4 grams with a filter to be flavoured. So what did the tobacco companies do? They simply increased the weight and removed the filter in some products to get around this law. Statistics show that 61

per cent of all youth age 15-19 who smoke are using flavoured tobacco such as menthols, smokeless tobacco, or little cigars known as cigarillos. As nursing students, this is extremely concerning. We see the devastating effects smoking has on people. Lung cancer alone causes more deaths than breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer combined as approximately 50 per cent of those diagnosed with lung cancer will die from it. We comfort families whose loved one has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and sit with the terrified patient who can’t breathe due to his loss of lung function from years of smoking. A large majority of the patients we care for, who have other serious health problems such as cardiac disease, stroke, and lung disease, are or were previously smokers. Many of these health issues could potentially be prevented by quitting or by never having smoked in the first place. We would like to see a ban on all flavoured tobacco products. Tobacco companies are targeting youth, capitalizing on their susceptibility to peer pressure, and using flavoured, dynamic products to make them more appealing and trendy. We feel our government has a responsibility to protect the health of our youth and ban these flavoured products. We know the truth; we see it and no matter what flavour it comes in, continued use of these products kills and causes serious health issues that consume exhausted health care dollars. We feel that if these flavoured, “starter” tobacco products were no longer available, youth would be less inclined to try them, thereby reducing risk of addiction and ultimately decreasing the rates of adult smokers and the harmful complications caused by long-term smoking. Heather deMedeiros and Katelyn Roberts Third year nursing students, UBC-Okanagan


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Cancer Society says tobacco-related deaths are completely preventable Chocolate, cherry, peach, mint and vanilla. Treat or trick? Though they may sound like treats, these are flavours of tobacco we want to see removed from the shelves in 2014. In honour of Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week, it’s time we say goodbye to

the brightly packaged, highly addictive, candy-coated carcinogens. We know youth are the biggest users of flavoured tobacco, but what may be surprising is that youth are also the biggest supporters of a provincial ban. Recent polling reveals 81 per cent of B.C. teens ages 15-18

agree the B.C. provincial government should adopt legislation to ban all tobacco products with fruit and candy flavours. An additional 74 per cent of B.C. adults (18+) also support a ban on flavoured products. Flavoured tobacco products carry the same health risks and

are just as addictive as regular tobacco products, though their candy-like packaging suggests otherwise. What’s worse is that fruit, candy and mentholflavoured products reduce the harsh experience of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth who are

experimenting with smoking to become addicted to tobacco. Tobacco use claims the lives of more than 6,000 British Columbians each year and it’s completely preventable. It’s time for a change. Help stop smoking before it starts by asking your local MLA and B.C. health

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Wishing our athletes success in Sochi Dan Albas / Commentary This will be a very busy week given that the House of Commons is again sitting. On Monday I was scheduled for a member’s statement and was proud to recognize our local athletes who will be participating in the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. Competing in both the two-man and fourman bobsled from Summerland is Justin Kripps. I would also like to congratulate Justin and his brakeman Bryan Barnett from Edmonton for winning their first world cup two-man bobsled event in Germany this past weekend. Also headed for Sochi from Penticton is Matt Margetts, a talented freestyle skier competing in the exciting half pipe event. Finally Penticton’s very own Duncan Keith will return to the blue line as a member of our national hockey team for the second time. These young athletes are great role models for our future leaders and I know many local citizens join me in wishing our athletes great success in Sochi. Dan Albas, MP Also occurring in the House of Commons on Monday is an emergency debate on the situation in the Ukraine. At this point the outcome of the debate is undetermined, however many Canadians are strongly concerned at growing violence that Feed Favourite Messages Events Photos Browse Pages Pages Fee d Liked Pa ges Apps App Cente r Promotio ns

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The regional board has received a presentation about the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. There are more than 8,300 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at the facility. Since 2005, the campus has tripled its square footage,

provides over 1,600 residence beds and has an operating budget of $116 million. The campus has embarked on a process to create a vision of the future called ‘aspire,’ involving stakeholders and the public. It has created an online discussion forum (aspire.ok.ubc.ca) and will hold an open house next month at the Rotary Centre for the Arts to engage the community.

Regional board meetings

Regional board meet-

ings take place at the regional district office located at 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna in the Woodhaven boardroom. Residents are welcome to attend. • Thursday, February 13 following the 8:30 a.m. governance and services committee meeting and grant-in-aid review; • Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m.; and • Thursday, February 27 at 8:30 a.m. (governance and services committee preliminary budget review).

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SPORTS & RECREATION | COMMUNITY

SNOOKER

Late joining players pose threat Barrie Hewer / Special to the Peachland View Those players currently at or near the top of the standings are certainly enjoying a great deal of celebrity and rumours persist that sponsorship deals are in the works. However, I would like to offer a word of caution – the easy road is about to quickly get a lot steeper. Those who joined late will soon be in the schedule and they carry with them considerable snooker credentials. The

current standings will very soon feature new names climbing to the top of the rankings, unless by a superhuman effort those currently on top can ward off the attack of the come-latelies. We shouldn’t forget those players who finished on top or nearly on top of the fall league. Their only fault is that they have played fewer games. It is going to be interesting to say the least. So, hold off on those sponsorship deals and watch out!

Player standings:

Chris Rollins Frank Reindl Debbie Hostyn Roger Moxley Dwayne Smith Jason Spridgeon Cindy Fortin Chrissy Chernoff Barrie Hewer Harry Rusch

12 points 10 points 9 points 9 points 9 points 9 points 8 points 6 points 6 points 6 points

Larry Swartz Jack Whittome Dave Johnston Al Cunningham Robin Labossiere Kirk Mcguinness Jeff Sims Lee Chevalier Dave Macintosh Keith Patton

6 points 6 points 5 points 3 points 3 points 2 points 2 points 0 points 0 points 0 Points

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Dig up some root vegetables for your winter soups Patricia’s Parsnip Soup 1 onion, chopped

nuts, toasted

2 roasted garlic cloves, smooshed or minced

Crumbled goat cheese, blue cheese or shaved Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp butter 2 tsp curry powder or smoked paprika (optional) 1 lb (about 5) parsnips, peeled and chopped evenly 3 cups vegetable stock, chicken broth or water ½ cup of cream or milk Optional Toppings: ½ cup chopped bacon, pancetta or salami, fried Bread crumbs and ground Patricia Guest Special to the Peachland View Casting about for menu ideas as the grey skies of Okanagan winter close in and down upon us, I am forced to the root cellar to dig up some dinner. In the past, root vegetables were the staples of winter. Hearty soups thickened with potatoes, parsnips or turnips have always warmed the souls of those brave enough to tackle the cold Canadian winters and chase those chills away. Borscht, stewed on the chilly steppes of Siberia, combines

Sauté the onions and garlic in butter while peeling and chopping parsnips. If using curry or paprika, add to the onion mixture and sauté for one minute before adding the parsnips and stock. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree soup, return to pot and reheat. Add cream (whipping cream is best) and season to taste.

sturdy cabbage with sweet beets while classic vichyssoise combines aromatic leeks with smooth gold potatoes, enriching the aromas in our homes, as well as the grumblings of another grey day. Root veggies are the carbohydrate storage lockers of the vegetable world and contain a high percentage of starch. They are an important staple of many subtropical regions where taro root, cassava, sweet potato and yam are usually pounded and cooked to form a paste-like substance that tastes somewhat

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like preschool glue. Fortunately, we have different root vegetables and different ways to prepare them. Carrots, turnips, celeriac, sunchokes, beets, parsnips, potatoes and even many of our spice staples like ginger, turmeric and

garlic, are members of the root vegetable family. Almost any root vegetable can be made into a thick, heartwarming soup or stew. Whether you choose to roast the veggies first, combine different flavours, or just sauté one favourite together with our ubiquitous root of all soups, onion, it will come together in a matter of minutes and provide nutritious warmth any time of the year. Roasting increases the inherent sweetness of root vegetables and adds another layer of flavour, but it is not always necessary and does take an extra hour or so. To get perfectly roasted vegetables, cut them evenly and toss with just enough olive oil to coat lightly. As a general rule, potatoes should go into a cold oven that is then heated to 475°F with tin foil covering them for half an hour. Other vegetables should go

into a pre-heated oven at 475°F, with tinfoil covering them for 15 minutes. Both should be turned at this point before continuing to bake until they are well browned. During one of those sodden, bone-chilling days, a friend and I decided to take a mosey down to Summerland and head to Local, one of my all time favourite places to relish the creative dishes of Chef Lee Humphries. I am sure glad we went that day! As the

cold rain drizzled on the patio, we watched the lake and the fireplace and snuggled into our comfy lounge chairs. My friend was presented with a beetroot salad, which was as lovely to eat as it was to look at. Loaded with toasted walnuts, goat cheese and fennel – all local of course – it was crispy, crunchy, smooth and warm. As a soup lover, I gambled on their soup of the day and was rewarded with an amazingly flavoured parsnip soup.

Thick, smooth as velvet, sweet and creamy, I swooned and dove into the tureen. I had never heard of parsnip soup, never mind tasted it, but during the recent inversion I got to thinking about it again and this is what I came up with. Join me for lunch at the popular Cooking with Company classes or for international dinner party classes. Both are offered at the Peachland Community Centre. Classes are limited.

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FRIDAYS

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 Volleyball, 10am-noon, community 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 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 Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Wellness Centre, 10-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Speaker on second and fourth Wednesdays of the month Memory Program, 10:30am, Peachland Wellness Centre. Preregistration required Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 11am-1pm, community centre 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 Volleyball, 10am-noon, community 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 Drop in Floor Hockey (8-10yrs) 4:30-5:30pm, community centre Gentle Yoga, 6-7pm, community centre Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Volleyball, 7-8:30pm, community centre

Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Men’s Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 10am-noon, community centre Yoga Beginners, 10:30-11:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Legotime for Kids, 3pm, Peachland Library. Every other Friday until May 30. Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)

MONDAYS Yoga Advanced Beginners, 7:458:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Coffee, 10am-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre 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 Fly Tying, 7-9pm,4th St Place

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 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. Jake Evans will do a Hip Hop participation workshop on February 13 at 5:30pm. Artisans’ Showcase runs February 15-16, 10-4pm. For more information visit www. pcartscouncil.com Rare Books Roadshow, Febru-

ary 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.

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Wellness Circle, February 12, Peachland Wellness Centre. Karin Haemmerle will be speaking at the Wellness Circle on self healing. 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

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DIVERSIONS

HOROSCOPE

CROSSWORD

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

CLUES ACROSS 1. Take by theft 7. Cash machine 10. Removed from attendance 12. Old World buffalo 13. Spread by dividing 14. Herd of unsheared sheep 15. Main arterial vessel 16. Carbamide 17. In the style of 18. Leafstalk angle 19. Physiques 21. Command right 22. Gratuitous 27. Printed display 28. Dexter inspector 33. “Hammer Time’s” initials 34. Making one ashamed 36. Hill (Celtic) 37. Expletive 38. Surface 39. Atomic weight 40. Swiss river 41. Publicists 44. Hollow cylinders 45. Most hirsute 48. Wading bird 49. Not in residence 50. According to 51. Property injury CLUES DOWN 1. Russian Emperor (var. sp.) 2. Take hold of 3. South American Indian 4. Commune in northern France 5. “Run to Him” singer Bobby 6. Doctor of Education 7. Celestial intermediary 8. Roman garment 9. More (Spanish) 10. Ear shell 11. Diversify 12. A lofty nest 14. Dinner jackets 17. ___ Dhabi, U.A.E. capital 18. Small terrestrial lizard 20. Unhappy 23. Takes off 24. Mollusk shell lining 25. Socialist Debs’ initials 26. Arrived extinct 29. Atomic #37 30. 17th Greek letter 31. Blue eyed cat

Aries, you are inspired to take on the world, but you may want to focus on smaller goals this week. Finishing a long-lingering work project is a viable option.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, something does not seem to be falling into place. Take stock of things at home and at work to see if you can crack this nut. A little more investigation many be necessary.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

You may be offered a professional opportunity this week that is too good to pass up, Gemini. Despite this great offer, do your best to stay focused on work for the next several days.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Exercise caution and do not jump to any conclusions at work, Cancer. While you may know what your boss expects from you, it is better to wait to hear what he or she has to say.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

32. Alliance between nations 35. Headquarters 36. Container weight adjustments

38. Chadic language Bura-_____ 40. Tributary of the Seine 41. Length x width 42. A small dent

43. Distribute 44. A gratuity 45. Possessed 46. Overgarment 47. A doctrine

SUDOKU

Leo, you can envision exciting adventures ahead, and those times will be here before you know it. Channel your enthusiasm so you can get a head start on planning your adventure.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, you have a desire to be different from everyone else this week. It’s good to be original, but don’t stray too far off the beaten path or you may find yourself lost.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, a friend may shock you by doing something really outrageous. You do not know what to make of this change in personality, but do your best to take it in stride.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, work figures to put a lot on your plate in the coming week. You can handle everything that comes your way, so long as you keep your cool and continue to work hard.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

You may be tempted to sneak off and play hooky from work, Sagittarius. Just make sure you handle all of your obligations first. Now is not the best time to kick up your heels.

ANSWERS

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, you have so much to do now that your mind may be in a complete jumble. Others will come at you with questions, but take a deep breath and answer them one at a time.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Level: Intermediate

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!

Change is not the best idea right now, Aquarius. It is much better to stick with the status quo for a little while longer. Then you will have enough stability to make a change.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, you have many new ideas about how to get rich quick, but you will probably want to find more sensible ways to earn a living.


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Peachland Legion to host zone dart tournament Patricia Day / Special to the Peachland View Mark February 2 on your calendar! Yes, it is Groundhog Day, but there are some exciting things happening as well at the Peachland Legion. The excitement begins at 9 a.m. as the doors open for the zone dart tournament. There are six teams entered from our zone, and the winners of the tournament will compete at the provincial level in the spring. The members representing the Peachland Legion are Donna and Gerry Lovin, Peter Wenham and Ed Lovell. Come on down and cheer these players to victory. At noon, enjoy a lunch prepared by Angee or perhaps one of her all-day breakfasts will satisfy your appetite.

In the afternoon, settle down to watch the Super Bowl: the game that football fans have been waiting to be played. After the game, the Sunday Meat Draw will begin at four. Wow, what a day! We hope that you will be able to join us. We need your help gathering information. Members’ emails have been lost in the computer. It is important that the office has your email address since notices and a newsletter to members, as well as other information could be sent via email. Members are asked to email the legion at rcl69@telus.net. Don’t forget to include your name. Your new executive is busy making plans for the upcoming year. Do you have an idea or a suggestion? Why

not drop a note the next time that you visit the legion? Leave your ideas at the bar or feel free to email us. Plans are being made for Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetheart can watch for upcoming information in The View. Looking for something to do this winter? Bored or have the winter blues? Volunteers are always needed at the legion, especially for the meat draw fundraisers on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. If you can help, look for the sign up sheet located at the bar. Do you know of a member who is ill or needs assistance from your legion? Make the office aware of the situation by calling 250-767-9100.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Get busy being less busy Jeff Bjorgan Emmanuel Church Do you ever find that you’re busy to a fault? A little while ago, I had one of those days where I ran around and did a lot of things, but I couldn’t remember what they all were. I know they must have been somewhat important things to do. I just wasn’t sure what they were and how they were supposed to be important. I assumed that since I was tired at the end of the day, I must have been productive. But when I got home from work and was asked what I did that day, I found myself grasping at straws to come up with an answer. What did I actually do today? Did anything meaningful capture my attention? We live in a very busy society. Embracing technology, rather than making our lives simpler, has actually sped most of us up. Emails, texts and social media demand our attention, and there is an expectation from co-workers, relatives, and salespeople that we’re always available at any given time of day, 365 days a year. We’ve jammed so much into so little time that taking a breath in between meetings or events is either an inconvenience or an opportunity to check our phones for messages. In a way, we’ve succumbed to a societal attention deficit disorder: nothing keeps our attention unless it beeps or flashes. Funny how there is more knowledge at our fingertips than ever be-

fore, yet there is little time to acknowledge or reflect on it all. The temptation for us is to treat busyness as some kind of reward or badge. If we can navigate through all of our gadgets and schedules well, we’re seen as productive or efficient. Hard work, after all, looks good on a resume. But at what cost is all this busyness? On my desk, I have a quote from a wellknown pastor named Eugene Peterson. He says, “How can I lead people into the quiet place beside still waters if I am in perpetual motion? How can I persuade a person to live by faith and not by works if I have to juggle my schedule constantly to make everything fit in place?” The point he makes is a busy life crowds out the most meaningful things we have. It doesn’t allow us to be fully present to those around us. It doesn’t prioritize human activities, like taking time to listen to people, enjoying the outdoors, helping out a neighbour, or going for coffee. He’s suggesting that a busy life doesn’t really model humanity well. When I have days where I’m busy being more of a machine than a human, I try to reverse the trend as soon as possible. Here are a couple things I do to recapture my time and redeem my days: Do something that’s inefficient. Wendell Berry once encouraged his readers to “do something that won’t compute.” So much of our day is spent trying to control our schedule

through perseverance. If we just work harder, we’ll finish the task at hand. It’s a battle we seldom win. There is always something else that will come along to keep us distracted and occupied. When I sense that I’m dying a death of a thousand emails, I reach for the phone and call up a friend. I try to do something that will put a smile on someone’s face. I pray. I sing. I play the piano. I skip down the hallway at the church. I chat with a stranger. None of these things would be considered necessarily productive. But they are life giving and make me feel human again. Make time for rest. One of my favourite passages in the Bible says, “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.” Christians find great

comfort in what they call “resting in God’s presence.” It’s this idea of letting go of striving, of doing things to prove our worth, and celebrating what God has done in our lives. It’s admitting that we’re not actually in control. Rest is the concept behind practicing the Sabbath, or the Lord’s Day. You could say Sabbath was built into the calendar as a way for humans to remind themselves that they were still humans and not God. When I’m exhausting myself by pursuing a badge of busyness, I try to remind myself that my success in life will not be determined by the amount of work I do. I then seek moments where I can just breathe and rediscover who I am. I try to take a day off that doesn’t have any agenda, or

I’ll go on a personal retreat. Or, at a break in the day, I’ll grab quick nap or read a book. Busyness is not a badge. I don’t like it when people call me busy. I know that all of us live full lives, and there is a lot of pressure to do so. But

ultimately, I want to be focused and alert, so that, even in the midst of the pressure to be efficient and productive, I will be able to pay attention to things that really matter when they come along, unexpectedly, throughout my day.

Feeling tired? Our church is actually planning a spiritual retreat at the end of February. To find out more, check out emmanuelnet.ca/spiritualretreat. Jeff Bjorgan is the spiritual formation pastor at Emmanuel Church.

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