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June 11, 2010 Peachland, BC

Volume 06 | Number 23

Kelowna-Westside

An independent member broker

Photo Joanne Layh

The San Clemente home where a 16-year old girl was stabbed to death on June 2.

Community still reeling after senseless murder By Joanne Layh The Westside communities are still reeling a week after the fatal stabbing of a 16-year old girl at a house party on San Clemente Avenue on June 2. It doesn’t matter who you talk to in Peachland, everyone is still in disbelief that this could happen on a Wednesday night in such a quiet community. Exactly what happened and why, nobody knows, but one 16-year old Mount Boucherie student from West Kelowna is dead while another, the accused, faces charges of first degree Murder and

Assault with a Weapon and has been released on bail. What is known is that at approximately 9:30 p.m. on June 2, West Kelowna RCMP attended a house on San Clemente Avenue following a stabbing at a house party. The victim received emergency treatment from paramedics and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries. “People were under the influence of alcohol. There was clear evidence of that,” Const. Steve Holmes said. “There was a dispute. I know there was a verbal altercation

that preceded the incident and that there was an altercation between the accused and someone else right after this incident. That other person [a 17-year old girl] was injured with the weapon and that’s where the second charge [Assault with a Weapon] comes from.” Homicides in Peachland are very rare, and as far as local historians can recall, the stabbing on San Clemente is only the 7th murder that has happened in Peachland. Some of those homicides are chronicled in “Peachland: A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years,” a book edited by Richard Smith on the occasion

of Peachland’s centennial. According to Smith, the last homicide to happen in Peachland was on April 18, 2004, when two men were murdered in a shootout on Victoria Avenue. Prior to that, a shooting on Beach Avenue resulting from a domestic dispute took the life of one Peachland woman some years ago. One other homicide not mentioned in the history book is an incident that took place about twenty years ago. Don Wilson, retired Peachland Fire Chief and a member of the Peachland Historical Society, was working with the

ambulance service when he attended a house at the bottom of Princeton Avenue where he says a man had been murdered, though little information is known about what happened. The only other teen to be murdered in Peachland was a 15-year old Vancouver boy who was found in September of 1974 near the Ponderosa Golf Course, according to Smith. The body had been there for months when it was discovered and the case remains unsolved. The first recorded murder in Peachland’s history took place in March of 1912 on the

SS Okanagan. Two men had robbed a general store and post office in South Kelowna and were later arrested in Penticton. The men were being transported back to Kelowna on the SS Okanagan under police guard when one of the robbers, Boyd James, shot Provincial Police Constable Aston with a .22 revolver. The robbers escaped into Peachland and were later re-captured at Wilson’s Landing. With only 6 homicides in Peachland’s first 100 years, hopefully it will a very long time before the community has to experience something like this again.

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Charrette process outcome revealed By Joanne Layh UBC staff were in Peachland last Tuesday to deliver to council the outcome of the charrette process, a 176-page document entitled, Sustainable Downtown Peachland Plan. The charrette was an urban planning consultation process that consisted of a community open house, a community target workshop and a 3-day community design event aimed at drawing up a blueprint for the future of downtown Peachland. The UBC Design Centre for Sustainability examined the existing downtown and gathered feedback from the community about what they would like to see going forward. The result is a consensus plan that can be translated into design guidelines and policy, should the community so choose. The report suggests 27 actions for implementation including: • Survey important character and heritage

buildings in downtown Peachland and create protection guidelines; • Design and implement a set of pedestrian-priority streetscape interventions appropriate to the specific conditions of Beach Avenue, Waldo Way, and side streets; • Lobby for transitioning Highway 97 to a “scenic routeâ€? through Peachland that unites rather than divides the community; • Relocate the public boat launch; • Reconfigure the Princeton Avenue intersection; • Create guidelines and incentives for ecoroofs on new buildings; • Create a plan and associated guidelines for Waldo Way Mews; and • Establish a community garden programme. Other highlights of the concept plan include integrated parking built into podiums of buildings, the conversion of Waldo Way

Photo the Design Centre for Sustainability, drawing by Daniel Roehr

Sustainable Downtown Peachland concept plan

into a shopping mews, and a variety of initiatives to make downtown Peachland more sustainable. The vision for the downtown also includes higher housing density in certain areas.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having up to 6 stories of residential above two f loors of parking and stepping down towards the waterfront felt comfortable. The charrette team felt that that was a comfortable scale for the community,â&#x20AC;? Jackie Teed of UBC Design Centre for Sustainability said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine this happening overnight, but certainly it gives a vision of where Peachland could try to achieve in the future,â&#x20AC;? Teed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to advance

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this we have to change zoning bylaws, we have to change the OCP, we have to change Beach Avenue neighbourhood plan and things so that they reflect what emerges from our consultations with the community as to the preferred vision,â&#x20AC;? Mayor Fielding said. Council directed staff to make the Sustainable Downtown Peachland Plan available at the Peachland. ca website in future. A public consultation process is also in the works.

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Interior Health offers a wonderful Day Program for seniors living independently in their homes who could beneďŹ t from assistance with mobility, socialization and recreation. We also offer respite for caregivers who may need a day to rest and recharge while their family member attends the program. The Peachland Retirement Centre is home to the Adult Day Program: Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:30 pm. A fee of $4.00 includes a hot lunch. Referrals through Community Care. For more information please call 250-980-1452. Please join us for an Open House on Friday June 25th from 1:00 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00 pm for coffee and tasty treats.

M POLICE BRIEFS

by Joanne Layh

Turner Ave grow op discovered Police busted a â&#x20AC;&#x153;very large and sophisticatedâ&#x20AC;? marijuana grow operation in the 6100 block of Turner Avenue on June 4. No one was home when police seized more than 4800 marijuana plants. Of those plants, â&#x20AC;&#x153;half were smaller â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; type plants,â&#x20AC;? Const. Steve Holmes says. Holmes says police also seized was 10 lbs of marijuana â&#x20AC;&#x153;shake,â&#x20AC;? 90 grams of dried marijuana and 63 grams of marijuana resin. Police also discovered a hydro bypass at the residence. At the time of press, police had still not located the resident.

4-car accident on Hwy 97

A 4-car accident on Hwy 97 at Todd Road blocked traffic for hours on Wednesday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It appears that a vehicle crossed the double line and went into the other lane, causing a chain reaction crash,â&#x20AC;? police at the scene said. It seems that an elderly female driving southbound on Highway 97 near Todd Road drifted into the northbound lane, causing 3 other cars to crash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks like it was a momentary lapse of judgment or something to that effect,â&#x20AC;? police said. An elderly female was taken to hospital. No charges were laid and alcohol was not a factor.


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COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS - JUNE 8, 2010 M

and the Community Charter have been met

The Corporation of the District of Peachland

The Ponderosa / Pincushion Public Hearing will reconvene on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the community centre.

Water Restrictions Bylaw Amendment

By Erin Boyes, District of Peachland

Green Credits Policy Council passed a resolution instructing staff to prepare a policy and bylaw amendment in regards to Green Credits for water rates. Also included in the resolution is a provision for postimplementation billing revenues and water use for 2010 to be presented for the 2011 budget.

Resignation of Councillor Hurd Council received a staff report for information regarding the resignation of Councillor Hurd. It was noted that a byelection for a Councillorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat will be held in fall 2010, and the nomination period will take place near the end of August. Further details regarding the by-election will be presented in a report to a future Council Meeting.

AAP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boundary Extension Council passed a resolution noting that: â&#x20AC;˘ The District has obtained the assent of the electors to petition the Minister of Community and Rural Development to extend the boundaries of Peachland; and â&#x20AC;˘ All legislative requirements pertaining to a municipal boundary extension in the Local Government Act

Council gave Third Reading to Water Restrictions Amendment Bylaw No. 1932. After receiving First and Second Readings, the municipality advertised the proposed changes in the Peachland View and the Municipal website for comments, and did not receive any feedback.

Salvage Logging Activities Council passed a resolution lending support to salvaging logging activities near the Peachland Lake Recreation Site, in order to mitigate highrisk forest fi re fuel near the recreation site.

Bylaw Contraventions Council passed resolutions authorizing registration of Bylaw Contravention - Notice on Title on three properties, for contraventions of the Building Bylaw and the Controlled Substances Bylaw. Notices on Title can be removed if the property is remediated into compliance with Municipal Bylaws.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the District of Peachland will Reconvene the Public Hearing to hear representations of persons who deem that their interest in property is affected by OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 1600, Amendment Bylaw No. 1944, 2010 and Zoning Bylaw No. 1375, amendment Bylaw No. 1924, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2010, in the Gymnasium at the Peachland Community Centre, 44506th Street, Peachland, B.C. The District proposes to amend the OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw Number 1600, 2000 Appendix â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pincushion Area Sector Plan as follows: (a) To remove all references to require the development to provide for a public swimming pool as an amenity. The Development will provide land for park or a cash-in-lieu plus a per unit contribution for general amenities and the development will provide a Community Amenity Contribution fund generated through the build-out of the ASP; and (b Council will not adopt any zoning bylaws to implement the plan until appropriate studies or reports are undertaken and provided so that they may be phased into individual development permit applications. AND THAT: The District proposes to amend Zoning Bylaw Number 1375, 1996, as follows:

Council passed a resolution receiving the Sustainable Downtown Peachland Plan for information as prepared by the UBC Design Centre for Sustainability. The resolution also included direction for staff to bring forward a plan for public consultation. The Plan is available for viewing on the Municipal website at www. peachland.ca

To create a comprehensive development CD-7 zone for the purpose of redevelopment of the Ponderosa Golf Course (159 ha) and create a development containing dwelling units ranging from single family dwellings, to multiple family strata title units, an urban village with commercial development and tourist accommodation, a winery and vineyard. The legal descriptions of the lands affected by the zoning amendment bylaw are

If you would like to receive Council Highlights by email please contact Erin Boyes at eboyes@peachland.ca

5806 Beach Avenue Peachland, BC V0H 1X7

Phone: 250-767-2647 Fax: 250-767-3433 www.peachland.ca

ANNUAL MUNICIPAL REPORT 2009 Pursuant to Sections 98 & 99 of the Community Charter, the District of Peachland 2009 Annual Report will be presented to Council for consideration at the June 22, 2010 Regular Council Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Community Centre, 4450 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6th Street, Peachland, B.C., at 7:00 p.m. The Annual Report is available at the District of Peachland Municipal OfďŹ ce, 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, B.C. for public inspection. The District OfďŹ ce is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, excluding weekends and Statutory Holidays. Copies of the Report will also be available at the June 22, 2010 Regular Council Meeting. Pursuant to Section 94 of the Community Charter, this Notice will be published in the Peachland View June 4th & 11th, 2010.

Phone: 250-767-2647 Fax: 250-767-3433 www.peachland.ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Downtown Charrette â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peachland Plan

          

Dated at Peachland, B.C. This 28th day of May, 2010.

5806 Beach Avenue Peachland, BC V0H 1X7

described as follows: PID: 012-696-554, Block 34, District Lot 490, ODYD, Plan 125 PID: 012-696-561, Block 35, District Lot 490, ODYD, Plan 125 PID: 012-696-684, Block 38, District Lot 490, ODYD, Plan125 except Plan H750 PID:005-551-111, District Lot 902, ODYD, except Plans B5979, 26312, 35106, 37658 and H783 PID: 016-214-595, Lot 1, District Lots 220, 902 and 2897, ODYD, Plan 43335 PID:011-737-808, District Lot 1800, ODYD Except: South 10 Chains, and Plans 20595, 21887, 24539, 41361 and KAP58324 PID: 90101530, DL 5351 ODYD PID: 90101531, DL. 5352 ODYD PID: 90101532, Block C of DL. 2897, 5351, and 5352 ODYD. The proposed OfďŹ cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw Number 1944, 2010 and the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1924, 2010 may be inspected at the Municipal OfďŹ ce, 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, B.C. during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Monday to Friday inclusive, excluding Statutory Holidays, from June 1, 2010 to June 16, 2010. Take notice that the above describes the general intent of the proposed OfďŹ cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw and Zoning Amendment Bylaw which have been read First and Second Times by the Council of the Corporation of the District of Peachland. This synopsis is not intended to be, and is not to be, understood as an interpretation of the Bylaws. NO REPRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING The subject Property is shown on the map:

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Peachland Views Decorum vs. bad manners Ernie Hurd’s comments that Peachland voters are no more intelligent than spawning fish is an insult to all Peachlanders and I for one am delighted that he is no longer on council. The last thing we need in Peachland is a puffed-up, self-aggrandizing big-head like this, who thinks his own opinion is more valuable that those that voted him in. We didn’t vote for the curling club because it was an ill-conceived project that was too expensive. Many would have voted to spend $1 million, but $4 million was not a good use of taxpayer money. As a councillor, Hurd could have been pushing for the $2.6 million grant to be spent on infrastructure with a higher value to the community, such as a marina, a skating rink, a shooting range, baseball fields, industrial development, creating a land assembly so the main street can be re-developed, in short anything but a $4 million curling rink. Kudos to Mayor Fielding for his handling of this issue. Even though he was in favour of the facility, he went out of his way to make sure that Peachlanders were heard, and has now acted in accordance with our wishes. Even though he was disappointed, his decorum in accepting the decision of the voters showed his professionalism and commitment to our community. Contrast that with Ernie Hurd, whose ignorance of the desires of the taxpayers of Peachland is only exceeded by his bad manners. Even though he promised to serve for four years, Hurd’s childish petulance has now forced Peachlanders to pay for yet another election. I expected better from our elected officials. Kevin Bennett

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Not in favour of four-lane hwy

Editor: I own the house at 5630 Beach Avenue. The lot is small and taking away the frontage allowance will put my house very close to the street. If the highway behind is also widened to four lanes we will be in a very tight squeeze indeed. I expect at the very least to have my plants moved, my cherry tree replaced if it can’t be moved, a new retaining wall built and my fence moved back to the property line at community expense. I also expect that my taxes will be substantially reduced to normal subdivision taxes, not the $4,000 per year plus we now pay for the privilege of being squeezed between a highway and busy lakefront road. Half that amount annually would be appropriate. The rationale for this is that for many years the residents have looked after this frontage for the municipality and should receive adequate compensation for the encroachment. Homeowners in other subdivisions are not so rudely treated. A very reasonable and cheaper alternative to ripping up existing front yards to create a walking path would be to simply put up barriers along the lakeshore side at the gravel line and don’t allow parking on the lake side of the road. A few wellpositioned parking lots could be created on vacant lots in the city where people could park and walk. There are several vacant lots where I am sure rental arrangements could be worked out in the interim with property owners. On the development side, I would like to see a swimming pool built, not a curling rink, which I understand has been turned down anyway. Seniors would greatly benefit from a swimming pool, as would people of all ages, but curling is hard on old bones. While we are on the topic of development and attracting tourists - if that is at all necessary to sustain the community - the council should sincerely reconsider the taxes it is now charging campgrounds and resorts. There really isn’t very much left in the way of accommodation for families in Peachland that isn’t being taxed out of existence. We need to keep what little camping facilities and small resorts we have left, and perhaps find an incentive to build a decent hotel downtown. I am also not in favour of putting a four-lane highway through the middle of Peachland. The highway should go up and behind the community. People have and will continue to find Peachland, no problem, as we have noticed in the past few years. Running a four-lane highway through the centre of the community will not improve or add to its charm as a tourist or retirement centre one little bit. Thanks, Gaeil Farrar

A one-finger salute So Ernie Hurd is resigning because he is wiser and has better judgment than us dim-witted luddites, known as voters. He invokes the “trust me, I’m a politician” argument to prove his point. That absurdity should certainly convince us as to who is smarter! And in case we haven’t learned our lesson, he is ensuring that we are stuck with the $10,000+ cost of a byelection rather than postponing his resignation a month or so to avoid that process. Mr. Hurd’s letter to the View is shamelessly self-serving and a one finger salute to many Peachlanders. My advice to him is this: if you want to be loved and trusted get a dog, and consider taking your self-proclaimed special talents of “honesty, integrity and youth” to a more appreciative town. Doug Gardner

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


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More common sense needed

Tennis courts deemed wanting

Dear Editor, Though not a curler myself, I wanted to be able to vote yes for the curling rink/multi-use facility. I informed myself and attended the open house. After discussing design and proposed other ‘uses,’ I was disappointed to conclude that this facility would not benefit Peachland’s general population. I was not particularly concerned that my tax cost would have been higher than the average quoted. Unable to raise enough money to build by themselves, and with strong support from the council, the curling club submitted their grant proposal. Fair enough. The fact that there still wasn’t enough support from the community should have been enlightening. No doubt they are disappointed. The name switch to a ‘multi-use facility’ was a frantic last-ditch effort to not lose the grant money. The facility might have relieved scheduling pressure on the community center for meetings or weddings, but most of the other off-season uses were not feasible with the architectural design. Proposed storage space was inadequate to store the equipment for even one of the proposed events tables for a weekly farmer’s market or a trade show. Skateboard park? Most kids don’t want to skate hidden away inside but outdoor park would have been great! Gymnastics? Hardly. Gymnastic activities need a year-round facility with expensive equipment and specialized tiedowns in the floor. For any event, everything would have to be rented and moved in and out. It is a shame the recreation center (with a full skating rink) proposal was not as complete as the curling rink proposal at application time. Hopefully, this can be pursued for next time. Too bad council opted to support a sport with a small following that though fun, may not engage youth and the general public. Though not yet a “senior” I found comments made last week by a resigning councilman extremely insulting. The term CAVE and accusations of lies and coercion to vote no are affronts to the integrity and intelligence of the citizens of this town. There will be support for appropriate developments, when they are brought to the people but the facility, placement in town, and cost must all be considered by voters. If one aspect is wrong, a no vote can still prevail. It is too bad to lose out on paying 33 cents on a dollar for a development in these tough economic times. Let’s use more reality and common sense when planning the next proposal - something that can be supported and used by a much larger percentage of the population of this great little town of Peachland. Berkeley Stuart

As you pass through the only tennis courts that Peachland has on any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday you may see some sixteen or more seniors, four on each of the two courts playing, the others waiting their turn. The younger and/or working class play later in the day on courts that are sorely in need of attention. In the five years that I have enjoyed playing with the seniors, no one has seen the courts swept, blown free of dust or washed down on a weekly basis as any court should be. Once a month would be acceptable, or even after the grass has been mowed to free the surface of the clippings thrown by the mower. A new can of yellow balls are not yellow after the first set because of the dust and dirt. The courts are in dire need of resurfacing, repainting and have become a blackboard for the graffiti artists. It took a whole year to get a new net after yours truly got his foot caught in a hole in the old one and took a trip to Penticton for x-rays on the wrist. Surely after the curling referendum was soundly trounced and saved the taxpayers the increase, we can pay better attention to what we have instead of what we want. Treat the seniors as well as the young that have a well cared for area for softball, soccer, baseball etc. Oh yes, a washroom would be nice instead a trip Welcome new owners across the highway. Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty to Peachland. John Kalcic Thank you, Peachland, for supporting our company from 1994 to 2010. As Sales Agents we will continue to work for & with you. We can be reached anytime at

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This senior wasn’t swayed I should like to thank Ernie Hurd for his years of service to our community. It is obvious, he genuinely cares for Peachland. However, I must take exception to some of his comments in the last issue of the View (June 4, 2010). In particular, his suggestion that vulnerable seniors had been swayed by “lies and deception” over the referendum. This specific senior attended the open house for the curling rink where signage clearly stated that it wouldn’t cost the taxpayers a cent. Where did the grant come from? The taxpayer. Where did the land on which the facility would have been built come from? A gift from the taxpayer. Some credit should be given to the two-thirds of the taxpayers who voted against building the multi-purpose facility who came to their own conclusions about the merits of the project. Ernie Hurd’s resignation is going to cost at least $10,000 in byelection expenses and where is that coming from? The taxpayers. Phyllis Papineau

Disillusioned and disgusted I have known Ernie Hurd for many years. I have coached girls’ ball in the same league as Ernie. I have admired his dedication to the children of Peachland. I have supported his campaigns for council, feeling sure his time and energy would benefit this town. And now I find myself disillusioned and even disgusted by Ernie’s recent resignation from council in the middle of his term. This action will cost the community significant dollars in the way of a byelection. All because Ernie has decided a no vote in the recent referendum reflects a disregard for the advancement of Peachland and he sees myself and other no voters as a “cancer”. Maybe Ernie should have asked some no voters the reasons behind their decisions before he decided to toss in his chips and push away from the (council) table. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Ernie Hurd was a quitter. Leslie Ainslie, Peachland

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Coley get special Autism therapy. Tickets $20 available at Rocky Top Coffee Company. Peachland Ambassadors “Little Buddy Program”. Boys and girls, Kindergarten to Grade 3, are invited to join the ‘Little Buddy Program”. Participation fee is $15 and includes Fun Day, June 12, from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., at the Community Centre, participation in the Canada Day Parade and a ticket to the Coronation Ceremonies on September 18. Call Brenda at 250.767.6309 or email peachlandambassadors@hotmail. com. Peachland Sowers and Growers Rose Show will be held on June 26, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Little Schoolhouse . Pick up your prize list at the Peachland Pharmacy or online at www.pcartscouncil.com

25th Annual 5k/10k Beach Run will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2010, and is part of the District of Peachland’s Canada Day events. This fund raising event for children’s cancer draws up to 400 participants to either run the 5k or 10k or walk the 5k. First 275 to pre-register will receive a race package with 25th Anniversary running jersey. $30 for adults, $20 children, parent/child (under 12) $45 before June 18. After June 18, add $5. Peachland Library Summer Reading Club will be held at the Peachland Branch for readers 5 - 12 years old on July 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Registration is required for this free program and begins June 24. The kick-off extravaganza is from 2:45 p.m. - 4;45 p.m. Contact the Peachland Branch at 250.767.9111 for information.

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Okanagan Chito-Ryu Society Bottle Drive. This fund raiser takes place in the afternoon and evening. Event is to support athletes attending Chito- Ryu Karate World Championship.

Fashion Show for Coley Cruickshank fund raiser at Rocky Top Coffee Company: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets $20 available at Rocky Top Coffee Co. Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Papa Thom - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation Royal Canadian Legion - “An evening of music with Scott Theilmann”. Doors open at 19:00 hrs.

Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m. Peachland Ambassadors “Little Buddy Program” Fun Day: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Community Centre. See “Featured Events” for details. Fun Day includes assorted crafts and activities, crown making, games, cupcake decorating, pizza and snacks. Participation fee for three events is $15. Royal Canadian Legion Brunch: 1330 - 1530 hrs. Price $6.50. Join your fellow Legion Members - bring along a friend Royal Canadian Legion Meat Draw: 1500 - 1700 hrs

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

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

Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m.

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

Yoga for the young at heart at the 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 - 2:30p.m.

Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria - Live entertainment with Papa Thom - 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

“Iron & Silk” excercise at 50+ Centre: 11:00 a.m. - noon.

Royal Canadian Legion Karaoke with Anita and friends : 1930 hrs.

Summerland Art Club Annual Show and Sale at Summerland Library: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free admission. Over 20 artists on display. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Sunday Breakfast Program: 8-11 a.m. at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5 for a full breakfast. Call 250.767.0141

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly at 50+ Activity Centre: 9:30 a.m. Call 1.800.932.8677 or Doreen at 250.767.2132 Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: 12 noon Peachland Quilters Guild at 50+: 1–4 p.m. Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7:00 p.m.

Peachland Bridge Club at 50+ Activity Centre: 7 p.m. Call Eva at 250.767.6407

Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http://www.corc-bc. com Gym Night at Community Centre: 7:00- 8.15 p.m. Children grades 2 - 6. No charge. For more info call Pastor John, Peachland Baptist Church 250.767.9232

Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria: “Classic Movies Under the Stars”. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:00 a.m., continuing students meet at Spirit Square.

Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 p.m. Peachland Sowers and Growers Monthly Meeting: 7:00 p.m., at the Little Schoolhouse. “Preparing for the Rose Show” with Malcolm Scott.

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

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

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Carpet Bowling at 50+ Activity Centre: 10:00 a.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Karaoke with Anita & friends: 1930 hrs.

Peachland Rose Show at the Little Schoolhouse: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Breakfast Program: 8-11 a.m. at Peachland Wellness Centre. $5 for a full breakfast. Call 250.767.0141

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

Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Park.

Tai Chi at 50+ Activity Centre: 12 noon

Summerland Art Club Annual Show and Sale at Summerland Library: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free admission. Over 20 artists on display. Meet the artists at 3:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Peachland Quilters Guild at Fifty Plus:1–4 p.m. Wood Carving at 50+ Activity Centre: 7:00 p.m. Waterfront Grill and Pizzeria: “Classic Movies Under the Stars”. Call 250.767.3255 for your reservation

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

Chess at 50+ Activity Centre: 1:00 p.m. Experienced and beginners. Yoga for the young at heart at the 50+ Activity Centre: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Central Okanagan Model Railway Company: Group meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Peachland Museum. Contact Dave at 250.767.2409 or visit http:// www.corc-bc.com Gym Night at Community Centre: 7:00- 8.15 p.m. Children grades 2 - 6. No charge. For more info call Pastor John, Peachland Baptist Church 250.767.9232

Tai Chi for Wellness: 10:00 a.m. continuing students meet at Spirit Square. Bereavement Support Group at the Wellness Centre: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Iron & Silk” excercise at 50+ Centre: 11:00 a.m. - noon. Peachland Library Summer Reading Club Kick-off Extravaganza: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. This kick-off begins the registration for the Reading Club. For more info call 250.767.9111.

50+ Activity Centre BBQ/ Potluck Dinner : 6:00 p.m. Bring a dessert or salad. Entertainment: Chloe & Kyle at 7:00 p.m. Members $3, nonmembers $5.

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

Bingo at 50+ Centre: 6:45 p.m.

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Wheels of govt turn slowly  WEEKLY COMMENTARY BILL BARISOFF, MLA It’s often been said that the wheels of government turn very slowly. Often a process can involve many different stakeholders with many diversified but important points of view. Project planning, related budgets, engineering, legal compliance are all part of the due diligence process. Over time the concept of liability has also arisen as an oversight can lead to further complications and expanses down the road. More recently the importance of sustainability and future planning have also become integral parts of the due diligence process. That said, it was not always this way. Long time residents may recall the annual flooding risks that once victimized the South Okanagan region prior to the flood control work undertaken in the 1950’s. While the flood control work was successful in mitigating the threat of flooding, unfortunately the long term sustainability regarding the overall impact on the health of the Okanagan River system was a lesser consideration. For several decades now, this has presented a challenge that

many different stakeholders have been working to rectify. Fortunately there is a solution. Back in 2005 two properties were purchased near Oliver, B.C. that would make way for an important project, the first phase of the Okanagan River restoration initiative. This past weekend, some five years since the property acquisition, and over 50 years since the initial flood control work was undertaken, it was a very rewarding day to see the first phase of this important project competed. Two new meander channels have been established that in turn has created two small islands that will be the future home to many new species of wildlife. This increase in aquatic and riparian habitat will benefit sockeye, Kokanee and Chinook salmon, rainbow trout and many wildlife and plant species. The public will also benefit as there is reduced flood risk for adjoining property owners due to the wider floodplain, and hopefully one day there will be improved fishing as well. Earlier I mentioned that the wheels of government often turn slowly and certainly in this case with over 5,000 plantings of sandbar willow, wild

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rose, red osier, dogwood and other native species it is easy to understand why. I also mentioned the importance of bringing many different stakeholders together. In this case the project would not have been completed without many different groups working together for a common good. Ministry of Environment Staff, the Okanagan Nations Alliance, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The Land Conservancy, SOSCP, Ducks Unlimited, and the Canadian Wildlife Service are just a few examples of the many dedicated groups and individuals who deserve recognition for their outstanding efforts towards the restoration of our Okanagan River to its former magnificence. These types of projects seldom make front-page headlines but they are certainly no less deserving. Job well done to all of the partners with the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative.

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Pushing back the global tax  WEEKLY COMMENTARY STOCKWELL DAY, MP We did it! The major countries of the world had been saying for months that all banks must get hit with a global tax. Prime Minister Harper and our Government were alone in saying “No thank you.” Now the verdict is out. The major industrialized nations have stepped back. They have now agreed with Canada’s position. It will be left to each country to decide whether there should be an extra tax on their banks or not. How did this all happen and what’s wrong with whacking the banks with another tax anyway? First, let’s be clear. We’re not talking about protecting our banks from paying taxes. Banks are like any other business, large or small. They have to pay taxes on their profits.

What the governments of the world were talking about was that all banks should get hit with a ‘levy’. The reason? Many banks all over the world were part of the problem of the global recession. They had loaned out and levered large amounts of money, far beyond the reserves they had on hand. So when the bubble burst and mortgages and loans by the millions began to fail, the banks were not able to cover the losses of the debts they had created. Many governments had to step in and give (taxpayer) money by the billions to fi nancial institutions to keep them from failing. So, with the global economy beginning to turn around (tentatively), all those governments understandably said that they wanted some of that money back. They want to establish a fund that

banks have to pay into as protective cushion in case this whole meltdown happens again. While we have some sympathy for that position we have one main objection with it. Canadian banks were not part of the problem. We had regulations in place which required our banks to have certain reserves on hand before they go lending. And they have to stay within those limits. So, for the last several months, in international meetings at home and abroad, we have been making our case against Canada having to pay the global tax. It’s gratifying to know that we can be a positive example on the world scene in this and in many other ways. It’s also a good reminder that just because we hold a view that is different from the prevailing opinion doesn’t mean it’s the wrong position.


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Entourage of Japanese journalists visit Working Horse Winery By Joanne Layh An entourage of Japanese journalists (along with Gary Aldus and Yuka Suzuki of Tourism BC) dropped into Working Horse Winery for a few hours on Monday morning, one of only a handful of stops on a whirlwind tour of the Okanagan. With dozens of other wineries to choose from, the group of journalists chose to visit Working Horse because of their unique sustainable and innovative farming practices. Mayor Fielding was at the winery to formally greet the journalists and welcome them to Peachland. The group toured around the

farm, snapping photos of the rare Suffolk draft horses, the oldest bottle of ice wine made in North America, the only non-irrigated vineyards in the Okanagan and even some experimental rice fields. Artisan sake maker Masa Shiroki was at the winery to show the group what he’s been doing at Working Horse. Shiroki has successfully experimented with growing rice in Ashcroft and now he’s collaborating with Tilman Hainle and Sara Norman to try a new sustainable rice cultivation technique at Working Horse Winery. Shiroki produces handpressed and hand-bottled premium sake (the fi rst of its

kind in Canada) at his artisan studio located in Railspur Alley at Granville Island. Though he’s cultivated rice in other parts of BC, here in Peachland he’s trying something different. One field of rice is irrigated in the traditional manner, while the other field receives no irrigation. While approximately two weeks behind in growth compared to the irrigated field, the non-irrigated rice is growing, and that has the sake maker and people at Working Horse very excited. If the rice cultivation is successful, the winery might soon be producing rice wines in addition to ice wines, which will be sure draw even more international attention.

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Artisan sake maker, Masa Shiroki, and an experimental rice crop.

A group of Japanese journalists enjoy wine and ice wine tastings at Working Horse Winery. Photo Joanne Layh

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Museum Assistant The Peachland Museum invites applications from students 15 to 25 years old for employment at the Museum, for nine weeks, from June 28th 2010 to August 30th 2010. Peachland students, students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, students of visible minorities are invited to submit a resume, including a letter of interest, for the position which must be received at the Peachland Museum at 5890 Beach Avenue, by June 20th 2010.

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Highway 97 in Peachland – Updates for June 2010

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The Highway 97 Task Force meet regularly at the Little Schoolhouse.

By Bob Sugden “Dear Minister; A short term approach to widening to Highway 97 is neither a viable safety nor socially acceptable solution for the community of Peachland or the 97 transportation corridor. The doubling of the size of Peachland - 2,000 new homes, hotels and a major tourist attraction with a new peak hour estimated of an additional 880 vehicles onto Highway 97 requires a long term Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure vision – a business plan with full stakeholder interaction.” This is the message, the Highway 97 Task force conveyed this week to Minister Shirley Bond (BC Transportation and Infrastructure). We thanked the Minister for the support and participation of district manager, Murray Tekano and senior project director, Grant Lachmuth, in our town hall meeting on April 21. There were over

two hundred in attendance and our Task Force membership reached 524. The report of that event can be found at w w w.hw y97task force. com. We usually get 300 visitors a month but in April it was over 3,000. Thanks for your interest. Following that event, on May 26 the Mayor and council held a public hearing on a proposed Official Community Plan amendment related to a Master Development Agreement which can double the size of Peachland. This billiondollar development at Ponderosa was de-railed over failure to produce a Ministry agreement for a third egress. The community and the Highway 97 Task Force fully support a green light on the 25year build-out, but a highway solution is vitally needed. Surely an agreement in accordance with the Local Government Act can allow this Treegroup investment to continue unfettered and work with the Ministry on a business plan to

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solve the long term highway issues. Some feel the negotiations are at a make or break point! The third significant happening was the hosting of the Okanagan Chamber of Commerce Highway 97 Corridor Panel in Peachland. Again, Ministry staff participated and helped lead towards a resolve for a 20-25 year comprehensive strategic corridor plan. Panel chair Norm LeCavalier will be reporting to the Minister for the development of an action plan. If that wasn’t enough for the past month, out came the UBC report of the future vision for downtown Peachland. The plan will soon hit the web and be the subject of a public meeting. We urge you to look carefully on the points around Highway 97. This corridor can make or break what the district will be for future generations. We commend the facilitators and all who spent many hours engaged in the process.

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Male Calliope Hummingbird, At my hummingbird feeders, May 31, 2010 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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Imported fruit is agricultural industry’s Trojan horse By Wendy Johnson Imported blueberries, strawberries and other fruit are the new Trojan horses of the agriculture industry. Like that ancient wooden contraption which caused the citizens of Troy to heartily regret allowing it to enter their city thousands of years ago, these fruits are releasing enemies into the countryside. This particular enemy is a destructive insect bent on occupying soft tree fruits, berry crops and grapes. The Fraser Valley is already infested with the vinegar fruit fly known as spotted wing drosophila (SWD); the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston valleys could be next, because the insect was found in a Kelowna area orchard last year. SWD lays its eggs in ripening fruit and berries making them unfit for human consumption. Capable of producing up to five or six generations a season and known to over-winter in more moderate

climates, drosophila has gone from a relatively unknown pest in North America two years ago to one that can seriously harm the agriculture industry in the Pacific Northwest. Already rampant in California, Oregon and Washington states, where it has attacked both orchards and vineyards, its rapid progress is leading industry people to believe it is hitchhiking in produce and using commerce— the easy flow of goods across borders—to conquer new territory. And that makes growers like Oliver’s Greg Norton angry at what he sees as government inertia in dealing with the problem. “There’s no doubt in my mind that drosophila flies are here,” said the president of the Okanagan Kootenay Cherry Growers’ Association. “They have already been introduced through the California food chain. I met with Gerry Ritz, the federal minister of agriculture, hoping to inspire a

process where Canada would demand proof that there’s no drosophila in the imported fruit coming from the US.” But getting government bodies to act is like pushing an entrenched elephant herd uphill and he doesn’t see any satisfaction coming from that quarter soon. He buttonholed Ritz in March on the subject, but hasn’t seen any ministry movement on the issue so far. So Norton is enlisting the help of Ontario growers hoping that a joining of voices will create enough of a din that Ottawa will realize this is a national rather than a regional problem. “If politicians are afraid of NAFTA, this isn’t a free trade issue; it’s a contaminated food distribution problem, and it’s coming in on American trucks,” Norton continued. “And that was my message to Ritz in Ottawa. This is a foreign supplier of food products contaminating our home industries.

“But with no action from the government we’re just left hanging to fight our own fight with our own money when this thing has the potential to put us out of business.” The dollars Norton is referring to is the $25,000 the OKCGA has kicked in for developing and monitoring a fly-trapping system in the three valleys. And with California berries appearing in grocery stores now and arriving from the Fraser Valley soon, and with fruit stands starting their selling season, the potential for infected fruit arriving in this region is high. Norton said there is no time to waste; some 350 traps have gone out to interested growers in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Creston areas and will be monitored weekly throughout the growing season. As for when he and other orchardists expect drosophila to emerge, that is the mult i-million- dolla r question.

“We just don’t know. We aren’t expecting them until the end of July but we have no concrete basis for that assumption. The flies have been caught in the Fraser Valley but that region has an over-wintering population there and we don’t know whether we do or not.” According to the scant literature available, these flies cannot over-winter in temperatures colder than minus-10 degrees Celsius. However, those observations don’t take into account the insects that manage to survive by sheltering in warm compost piles, or those that arrive in contaminated imported fruit. “We just don’t have enough information on the habits of drosophila. But common opinion says that if they don’t over-winter here, it should take a few weeks for the introduced pests to build up their population numbers and become an economic threat.” Growers do have some retaliatory meas-

ures however, but even those come couched in hesitation. The insect can be controlled through the use of harsh broad-spectrum sprays like Ripcord, a pyrethroid insecticide. Unfortunately, pyrethroids also kill beneficial insects at the same time and growers have been moving away from those and towards softer targeted sprays in recent years. “We don’t like using pyrethroids at all, no producer does, but if the options are use it or lose the crop—we’ll spray.” In the meantime, Dow AgroSciences has created a bait-and-kill sugar-based product to use on drosophila, with the working title GF130, which they hope will be on the market soon. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Burnaby office was asked what their policy was regarding the importation of infected fruit but they did not respond to the email.

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Lovely rancher style bungalow, well maintained & upgraded, 4060 San Clemente Ave, Peachland 1320 sq ft., 3 bed, 2 bath, dbl att garage, hardwood/tile floors, s/s appl, gas f/p, A/C. Open house wkd of June 19. $419,900 Ph (403)815-0647.

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Feedback and Inventory Associate TNI The Network Inc. is looking for an hardworking and motivated individual to join their Feedback and Inventory team. The Feedback and Inventory Associate is primarily responsible for receiving calls through our feedback line and ensuring inventory is supplied to our various offices across Canada. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multitask is a must! TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume along with 3 references to opportunities@TNINetwork. com before June 11th. We thank everyone for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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

FOR RENT For Rent

Beatrice Road, quiet neighbourhood, 2 bdrm+den, f/p, d/w., ensuite, laundry, priv. porch, lake panorama, prkg. $850 incl. utlils, 1-yr lease, ref req. DD. Avail April 15. Call Call 250.869.8832

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ”NEED ADDITIONAL INCOME AND KEEP YOUR JOB! Learn to operate a minioffice outlet, from home. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income http:aboutEXfreedom.com”.

FOR RENT For Rent

1-bedrm walkout bsmt suite in Peachland. Sep. ent., patio, F/S, W/D. Lakeview, bright, cozy. N/S, N/P. No parties. Suit single working person only. $750/ mo inc. uitls.+ 1/2 DD. Avail immed. Call 250.767.0001

New Queen Orthopedic Pillow Top Mattress and box. New, still in plastic. Cost $1250 - Must sell $350. King size $650. Can deliver. 250.488.4677.

EDGING EMERALD CEDARS Okanagan Grown SPECIAL! 6’ - 10 for $280 5’ - 10 for $189.50 4’ - 10 for $150 2 gal. - 20 for $135 1 gal. - 20 for $95 3’ Blue Spruce - 10 for $250 Volume Discounts Free Delivery Call Budget Nurseries Toll Free: 1-866-498-2189

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250-767-9220 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday BOTTLE DRIVE this Saturday, June 12, afternoon & evening. Funds raised help support the athletes of the Taneda Karate Dojo represent Canada at athe Chito-Ryu Karate World Championships in Japan this August. Please contact Melanie 250.767.2322 for more info. Arigato, thank you for your support!

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Administrative Assistant

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Office Assistant

TNI requires an Administrative Assistant for a wide variety of administrative duties, including arranging travel plans, electronic scheduling, completion of weekly spreadsheets and drafting sensitive correspondence sent by the management team. The Administrative Assistant will also be responsible for overseeing 1 to 2 other staff members. A mastery of the MS Office Suite of programs, particularly MS Excel, is a must! Applicants must also have excellent written skills.

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

Applicants should have 2 years experience in an administrative role and at least 1 year experience in a management or supervisory role.

Applicants should have 2 years experience in an administrative role.

TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should email their résumé to with the phrase “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line to: opportunities@TNINetwork.com. Deadline for applications is June 25th.

TNI offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and 3 references to opportunities@TNINetwork.com quoting “Office Assistant” in the subject line. Deadline for all applications is June 25th, 2010.


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

User Support Technician TNI The Network Inc. is looking for a new or recent graduate to join their IT Department in the role of User Support Technician. The User Support Technician is primarily responsible for providing first-line technical support to computer users experiencing difficulties with computer hardware and with computer applications and communications software.

Phone: 250-767-2647 Fax: 250-767-3433 www.peachland.ca

Job Posting The District of Peachland invites applications from individuals interested in participating in a Clerical Relief Roster: Clerk Typist (Casual Employee) The purpose for the Clerical Relief Roster is to provide for temporary clerical staffing for interim periods when regular clerical staff members are absent. These positions will be considered Casual Employees as per the Collective Agreement between the District of Peachland and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 608. Required Skills: t aptitude for administration/clerical functions t knowledge of office procedures and equipment t basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 t ability to exercise courtesy and diplomacy in supplying routine information in person and by telephone to members of the public and co-workers t ability to execute oral and written instructions t ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing Training and Experience: High School Graduation Previous experience working in a customer service position with preference going to Municipal Government experience Hours of Work:

Want your home secure and cared for while you are away?

Peach land Home Watch David Matthew 250-767-0093

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

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Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume along with 3 references to opportunities@TNINetwork. com with the phrase “User Support Technician” in the subject line before June 11th. We thank everyone for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Window Cleaning Windows/Gutters cleaned. Reasonable rates. Call 250.767.2304

For Sale

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-efficiency lighting, heating, air conditioning, alarm system, phone system, front counter and display shelving. Located at 13209 North Victoria Road, in the heart of downtown Summerland, this place is ready for business! For more information contact Lara at 1-888-843-4441

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A schedule period of up to seven (7) consecutive hours of work Rate of pay: $23.04 plus 15% in lieu of benefits as per CUPE Local 608 Collective Agreement Please submit resume with cover letter by 4:00 p.m. June 18th, 2010, to: Polly Palmer District of Peachland 5806 Beach Avenue Peachland, B.C. V0H 1X7 email: ppalmer@peachland.ca Fax: 250-767-3433 We thank applicants for their interest in these positions; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Cleaning Service

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All items in excellent condition. Toshiba Satellite 300D Notebook incl. Recovery Disks: Windows Vista Home Premium, DVD Writer, 64 bit operating system, 3GD Ram, 300GB hard drive. Great for student and home use $300. Upright piano, excellent tone $350. Small electronic items (inc. colour tv and flat screen monitor) and other household items. Call250.767.6229.

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Do you need storage? We have 8’ x 10’ s STORAGE FOR RENT. Secure Downand 8’ x 20’ s. Call Carleen at ALCar at town Location. 5 X 8’s and 10 x 16. 250.462.0065 Call 250.767.6348.

Residential cleaning. Call Diana at 250.767.3266 or 250.575.3416

Foot Care Service Sweet Feet Foot Care at home. Call Lisa, RN at 250.767.9373

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

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1-bdrm level entry suite. Newly renovated. Lots of prkg, 5 appls inc W/D. Priv. entr. N/S, Pets negotiable. $750/ mo inc. util. Call 250.212.6129

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1-bdrm suite. N/S, F/S, W/D, sat. tv, all utils. incl. Lots parking, priv. entr. & patio. Newly reno, close walk to town centre 200Ë&#x161; lake view, big yard.Pets negotiable. $850/mo. Avail. immed. Call 250.317.0053

3-bdrm house, huge deck, panoramic lake & mtn view. Form. dining & living rm, spacious kit. w. sitting area, 5 appls, storage & laundry. $1500/mo +util. Avail immed. 1-403-993-2937

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2 bdrm condo in Peachland. Outdoor pool/exercise room. $1200 inc. utils. Avail Sept 1. Call 250.212.4377

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14 The Peachland View

June 11, 2010

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Food For the Soul Healing the hurt Grief is supposed to be private. But some times an agony is so shocking that it boils over to scald a whole community. People in Peachland are st unned and reeling in the wake of a murder that took place at a teen house party last week. Friends are rattled. A family is walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Murders happen all the time and we be come jaded. But they usually happen among crime f igures or in domestic disputes. This one seems more tragic

because it happened among young people. After a party that ran amok, a 16 -year-old girl lay bleeding, to be declared dead later in hospital. Another young person t urned herself in to police and was ta ken into custody, soon charged with murder. We don’t have to publish their names, which the judge said we can’t. We know their names; we know their families. A friend wrote on Facebook, “I remember playing in the sandbox with you as kids.” In a while, memorial

tributes will fade, justice will r un its course and the grieving process will carry on. But when do we act ually get over something like this? The simple answer is never. That’s a more encouraging answer than it seems. There’s relief in knowing we don’t have to snap out of it when we have lost someone dear to us. We don’t have to wait for some magic moment when time heals. The community,  especially those close to the girl who died, will never be completely

normal again. We will bear a scar forever. There will always be an empty space. But the shape of the scar is up to us. Life in days to come will be altered, but it need not be twisted.  In the wake of grief we often str uggle to f ind ways to f ix one another, but there is a better re sponse. My son, Marcus, pastored a group of teens in another community. Shannon was one of his boys. In a tragic incident, Shannon’s sister took her own life, leaving her 15-year-old brother

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to deal with a harsh grief. After the f irst communal shock for the youth group passed, life still felt out of joint. Six weeks later, driving to work, Marcus found himself surprised by spring. He wrote, “I see a little boy splashing in puddles.” Then Marcus wondered if he should enjoy the moment. He concluded pain can’t be stopped, nor should it be. It needs to be kept, even in spring and sunshine, and held as a season that isn’t f ixed quickly. Lately, I’ve been playing f loor hockey with Shannon myself and Brad, Doug, Dan, John and a bunch of other sweaty guys. As we skate around the gym on rollerblades, I want to ask Shannon how he’s doing. We all want to. There are moments when we can, but we don’t talk much. It’s not that people in pain should never smile or tell a joke or appreciate a beautif ul day. When we skate with Shannon, most of us have a pretty good time, including Shannon, I hope.

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But I don’t think a person ever gets over grief so that it is never again an issue. A lot of people walk with a limp for the rest of their lives. Maybe when we skate together we let Shannon be Shannon. At Emmanuel, a sister church in Westbank, young people closely affected by the Peachland murder shared and cried and prayed. Mostly they just gathered and sat together, an act that needs no explanation. That’s a step toward healing. Maria Rankin, wife of Pastor John Rankin of Peachland Baptist, told me we need to be looking at ways to pre vent such a thing from ever happening again. That starts with listening to youth. So often they are reaching out and we’re not listening, she said. That rings tr ue. Maybe our part in community healing and the prevention of another tragedy may be small, but it can be something. We can begin by seeing teens as real people, and by listening. We can be the kind of people they can look to as models for living, Al Springer of the Sportsmen’s Association suggested. Basically, they need the Lord’s love, said Pastor Rankin. The best way for the upcoming generation to f ind that is to see it in action in the lives of others. That means you and me.

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6161 Gillam Crescent Enjoy the lake and valley view from the large deck. Updated with new roof, appliances, countertops, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, walkout basement, large MLS®10007041 fenced back yard, and hot tub. View pictures on www.6161gillamcrescent.com

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6412 Stuart Crescent, Peachland SWEEPING LAKE VIEWS, easy driveway with lots of room for the toys. Wonderful “outdoor living” home, 3 Bd / 2 Ba walkout rancher; has a 1 Bd (possible 2 Bd) in-law suite (590 sq’). Substantial renovations and significant upgrades including: NEW doors, hardwood floors, E windows, High Efficiency furnace with Heat Pump (top of the line), rated 81. HWT and Roof 6 years news. Lovely landscaping with Decks and Patio front and back for any weather enjoyment. Includes Gazebo, make it your summer haven! MLS®10010491 MLS

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Gorgeous 3 bed, 2 full bath rancher located in a prestigious area. Meticulously cared for, this home offers spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings, central AC, parquet, tile, vac, RV parking, triple garage, fruit trees, U/G sprinklers $629,900.

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