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March 18, 2011 Peachland, BC

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Valley First strives to help “Feed the Valley” As part of their Feed the Valley initiative, staff at Valley First Credit Union don blue Feed the Valley t-shirts and carry cloth grocery bags, which can be purchased for a donation. From left to right, Tia Carlesimo, Lorelei Stewart, Carol Bruce, Connie-gay Boyce, branch manager, Kimberly Humphreys and Dylan Van Schyndel. Photo Cindy Fortin

By Cindy Fortin Staff at the Peachland branch of Valley First Credit Union is hard at work raising funds and food donations as part of their Feed the Valley campaign. Feed the Valley is one of Valley First’s corporate community initiatives, says Connie-gay Boyce, Peachland branch man-

ager. “Each branch is working towards collecting money and/or food, and that branch’s collection goes to their own community. So for us, 100 per cent of everything we bring in goes to the Peachland Food Bank.” Th is it the second year of this campaign. Employees of Valley First hold quarterly events to raise

money for such causes. Th is month, right up to, and during, the Chamber of Commerce Business to Consumer Trade Show, on April 8, 9 and 10, at the community centre, Valley First will be collecting donations for the food bank. March is typically the month that the food bank is heavily used, when gas and electric bills are high, and food can be last on the

list, says Boyce. “Winter months are more expensive and you only have so many dollars to go around, so knowing this, we thought it was a great time to support them.” Valley First will have a booth set up at the Trade Show, specifically for Feed the Valley, and Boyce encourages you to come by. “As you spring clean

your house, your car, your trailer or boat, and you fi nd change in the cushions, or have any non-perishable food items that you would be willing to donate, bring them by and help us to reach our goal.” The group is hoping to raise $500 of either cash or food donations with this one project. Donations can be brought either to their

branch location at the Peachland Mall on Clements Crescent, or during the Trade Show. Anyone who drops off a donation at the show will have their name entered in a draw for a number of large baskets, valued at between $200 and $250, which they will be raffl ing off. The baskets will be fi lled with items from both staff and corporate donations.

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Okanagan Regional Library celebrates 75 years with Saturday open house! By Cindy Fortin As part of the Okanagan Regional Library’s 75th anniversary celebrations, the Peachland branch will be holding a special open house and cake cutting ceremony at their location on Saturday, March 19. All ORL branches will also be having a “Read Away Fines� program for kids. For each book a child reads between March 19 and April 2, they will receive a $1 credit towards paying off their late return book fi nes. Children must pick up a reading record to keep track of their reading. “If your child has racked up some overdue fi nes on their library card, a bit of reading each day over spring break could significantly reduce the amount they owe,� says Marla O’Brien, ORL public relations officer. The open house in Peachland will also feature music by Cynthia Leighann from West Kelowna, who tells stories through her country western style songs. There will also be a number of old photo albums on display, featuring librarians and “book worms� of the past. Some of the albums date back to the 60s, 70s and 80s, and have many familiar, albeit younger, faces. The original library, before becoming part of the ORL, started as a reading room at the back of the then-Presbyterian church in 1911. Between 1935-1936 that became known as the Peachland Union library (later becoming the municipal hall). It also spent

Peachland community librarian Tara Thompson, left, and assistant librarian Diane Green, are holding just two of several old photos albums that will be on display this Saturday during the Okanagan Regional Library's 75th Anniversary celebrations. Photo Cindy Fortin

time by the old post office and in the old Baptist Church, before moving to the community centre, and then the Peachland Mall, its currently location. The library became part of the Okanagan Regional Library in 1936, and a charge of $1. was levied per each taxpayer for library use. Peachland community librarian Tara Thompson is looking forward to Saturday’s event, as well as the Read Away Fines program,

which she hopes will draw in several youngsters. “We hope to encourage kids to do some reading over spring break and to rediscover the library,� said Thompson. The Peachland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library is located at Peachland Centre mall off Clements Crescent. The cake cutting is expected to take place around noon. For more information: 250767-9111.

Marty Edwards-Everybody Loves Mazatlan and Dick Damron “It is one of the highlights of my entertaining career! I  could not believe that I was on stage with one of the most respected singersongwriter-guitar picker legends, Dick Damron,� says Marty Edwards. Marty Edwards, best known as the No. 1 Kenny Rogers impersonator has been working in Mazatlan, Mexico, since December 2010 and will continue to the end of March 2011, performing as “Kinda Kenny� (Rogers) once a week, and Marty Edwards-Sounds Contagious� twice a week. Dick Damron has written over 500 songs and recorded more than 30 CDs,

One of the highlights of Marty Edward's career, Peachland's own Kenny Rogers impersonator, right, was playing gigs in Mazatlan with popular recording artist and music award winner, Dick Damron, left. Photo Contributed

cassettes and vinyl albums. He spends his summers in Canada and his winters in

Mexico. He wrote the song continued page 3 see “Kinda Kenny�


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'Everybody Loves Mazatlan' when he moved there and saw what a wonderful place it was and how great the people were. Dick has performed in thousands of venues around the world, ranging from tiny country halls and clubs to Vegas casinos and some of the largest Country Music festivals. He has won almost every country music award in Canada, as well as five Texas Awards, and was twice named foreign artist of the year in Europe. Dick was recently inducted into the international country Music Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Charlie Pride, Carroll Baker and many others. Marty was hired to perform his fi rst "Kenny Rogers" tribute in Mazatlan three years ago, then again last year. Th is year he was asked to work for an extended period and he and his wife, Jude, have will been there 3 1/2 months at the end of March 2011. Marty introduced his new show, “Sounds Contagious” after being hired for two shows a week by Heather's Place. He performs a “Kinda Kenny” and Marty Edwards

show each week and he was also hired within a couple of weeks to perform his new show weekly at Twisted Mama's. Performing the great hits of the 60s and 70s he has already made a name for himself and has received several interesting job offers in Mazatlan. The local Mazatlan newspaper did an article on him after attending one of his shows. http://www.maz-amor.com/ People/profi les/marty-kindakenny-edwards.htm. One offer for next year is very tempting with the opportunity of performing at a beautiful venue on the beach at one of the well-known hotels for four to five months. With a large Canadian and U.S. community there, who are escaping from the cold winters of home, there seems to be a demand for the music from the 60s and 70s. Snowbirds just want to have fun... and they have a great time reminiscing and dancing to their favorite hits from their favorite years. The show with Dick Damron was the 'icing on the cake' of my music career, says Marty. Popular demand for a second show for Marty & Dick has interested Heather's Place

and she is now advertising this show for the 14th of March. When Marty was fi rst offered this year’s long term gig in Mazatlan he and his wife wondered about the violence that they had heard about in the media. On arriving here, you get a false sense of danger being present due to the number of police troops that constantly drive around. They travel in open vehicles with two drivers and a number of police in the back carrying rifles and semi-automatic weapons. Sometimes they drive by in groups of two to eight trucks with sirens and lights going. Th is is a tactic they use to let anyone with any criminal intent know that they are close by. We made the decision to come and have no regrets. We love the people, the weather and the working town feel of Mazatlan. The more people you meet and get to know confi rms the feeling that there is no more danger here than being in Vancouver or Burnaby. There are Canadians and Americans who have been coming here for decades and many who own property and can’t wait until the weather cools off in Mazatlan so they can get back there. It’s a simple,

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laid back and easy life. Along with the warm weather in Mazatlan there are the warm and wonderful Mexican residents and you cannot spend time here without making friends with many of them. Marty has developed many friendships while performing here. One friend, Santiago, also known as Chago is also an entertainer in Mazatlan with an incredible voice and a wonderful personality. With the current bad economy and issues in Mazatlan, Santiago has run into hard times trying to pay for the medical treatments and traveling required to help his young son who has Muscular Dystrophy. Marty has asked Heather's Place to assist in putting on a fundraiser before he heads home to Canada. There are several celebrity musicians donating their time and talent including MC Larry Merchison -- Ed Sullivan tribute from Peachland, Luis Avila, Santiago, Santana, the Brenster, and Marty as Kenny Rogers and as himself.  Hopefully we can help put a smile on Santiago's son Nicolas. (submitted by Jude Edwards, wife/manager of Marty Edwards)

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PEACHLAND CURLING CLUB SOCIETY March 28, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Fifty Plus Activity Centre 5672 Beach Avenue, Peachland (corner of Beach Ave. & 8th Street)

The Purpose of the Meeting is to conduct the Final Business of the Society Curling Club “Everyone Welcome”

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Editor’s Perspective Was Charo’s hit on Pacioretty punishable? M CINDY FORTIN The recent brutal hit by Boston PEACHLANDVIEW@SHAW.CA Bruins defenceman Zdeno Charo on Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty was ugly. There’s no question about it. No matter which team you cheer for in the NHL, you wouldn’t be human if you didn’t gasp with horror at the impact, especially when watching the replay in slow motion. Even the Bruins were holding their breath while they waited for some sign of life from Pacioretty. The full-speed slam, that sent Pacioretty’s head into the turnbuckle and left him with a severe concussion and fractured vertebrae, which thankfully were not displaced (but may have ended his career), was outrageous. But was it intentional? In order to draw my own conclusion, I watched the replay on YouTube several times over, and it didn’t get any prettier with each viewing. Initially, it did appear as if it was just a strong check by Charo, maybe too forceful than what was necessary, but an unfortunate accident. And how can you measure exactly at what point on the ice you are, in relation to a turnbuckle, when moving at such a high rate of speed? (Now that I think about it, professional hockey players should know exactly where they are on the ice.) After viewing the video a few more times, it became clear that, following the initial contact, Charo’s elbow went up, directly delivering a blow to Pacioretty’s head and sending it backwards and to the side. I still don’t believe he meant to cause such a severe injury. It was unsettling, but was it a dirty hit? Is the NHL right not to impose sanctions on Charo? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said, “It was a horrific injury, we’re sorry that it happened in our fast-paced physical game, but I don’t think whether or not supplemental discipline was imposed would change what happened.” Even if the NHL won’t punish Charo, others have stepped in. MPs are warning the National Hockey League that they may take matters into their own hands, if the officials won’t. What does that mean exactly? Does it mean our members of parliament will actually agree on something? That’s pretty far-fetched. continued page 5 see Editor’s Perspective

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Disappointed children’s recreation programs were cancelled Dear Editor:

Our grandchildren are coming to visit during spring break and I was really excited to find that the Peachland Recreation staff had arranged a series of four hour programs for children aged five to 10 years, at a nominal cost.  I stopped in to pre-register and found that the programs had been cancelled for a lack of interest. This has to be very disheartening for the staff who go to the trouble to think of interesting and novel experiences for local children. I continually read how there is nothing here for children to do and here is an example of a program being cancelled because there wasn't sufficient support of the efforts of our recreation staff. Please support our staff, and if you don't think the programs are pertinent, give them some suggestions as to what your children would like to do. Carol White, Peachland

Peek Into the Past A tandem horse team pulls a buggy along the main street of Peachland 100 years ago, now known as Beach Avenue. It would have been at about 6th or 8th Street. Notice the boardwalk and lack of homes or power poles. This photo would have been taken by the mystery woman prior to 1909. Photo contributed by the Peachland Historical Society

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Then there’s Air Canada threatening to pull their sponsorship. Hockey is a Canadian institution. That certainly wouldn’t endear us to Air Canada. They would come off that decision being viewed as rotten as their passenger service. The RCMP is apparently investigating the incident. I hope it’s not the same team involved in the Dziekanski or Buddy Tavares incidents. I think we should just leave the decision-making in this case to the NHL. There is talk of continuing the glass along the players’ benches so there is no open space for a similar injury to occur. But that would be bizarre. No longer would players be able to jump over the boards onto the ice. Instead they would have to shuffle past one another,

in their bulky uniforms and gear, and come out the gate. They do it now, when returning to the bench, but getting onto the ice is another matter that sometimes requires split-section precision. I, personally, don’t want to witness that awkward ballet. And I can’t imagine the players and coaches appreciating having to look through scratched, spit-stained glass for the entire game. No, that wouldn’t work. As part of the original six, the Bruins and Habs rivalry has gone on for decades, and heats up every year at this time, especially when jockeying for playoff position. So, maybe Charo’s adrenaline was running a little high that night. Head shots and concussions are a hot button topic right now and are being addressed, even if a little

too late for players like Pacioretty, and top NHL player Sidney Crosby, who only just ventured on the ice this week for some light skating after recently suffering two concussions. We may never know for certain if Charo knew precisely what he was doing. For now, we may just have to settle with seeing him inducted into the Todd Bertuzzi Hall of Shame. While I have always like the rough-and-tough nature of hockey, it is true that violence in sports has escalated over the decades, and I’m not pro-violence. There is no place for violence in sports -- especially head shots. Hmmm‌that reminds me to make a note to order Pay-per-view. Tomorrow, on the hugely popular sport of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Shogun vs. Jones. I sure hope nobody gets hit in the head!

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Harper government arrogant and manipulative

Dear Editor: The central proposition that brought Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to office was “accountabilityâ€?, but it would appear that they definitely have lost their way and are eroding both our stated and unwritten rules of politics. Here are a few examples of the abuses of power that have come to light in the past two weeks. The Harper government failed to comply with a motion demanding that, by March 7, they provide the House of Commons with details concerning its plans to spend billions of tax dollars on corporate tax cuts, prison expansions and untendered stealth fighters. Stephen Harper’s inner circle stands accused of a $1.2 million scam to break election spending limits and buy more ads. Senior Conservatives wired money “inâ€? to local campaigns, transferred the money right back “outâ€? – and now they face serious charges involving potential jail time. When candidates claimed the transfers to get $800,000 more in taxpayer-funded rebates, The Peachland View welcomes letters expressing your opinion regarding news and events Elections Canada stepped in. Citizenship and Immigration Minister in Peachland. Please keep your letter to less than 350 words. We reserve the right to edit Jason Kenney was caught using public reletters for clarity, brevity, or legal purposes. Published letters are the opinion of the writers sources for polling and marketing a Conservative advertising campaign aimed at what only and do not reect the opinions of this newspaper, its publisher or staff. All letters must be signed and include a telephone number for veriďŹ cation. Anonymous letters will not he calls “very ethnicâ€? ridings. Minister Kenney has been exposed for the serious conbe printed. You can email your letters to: peachlandview@shaw.ca fax them to: 250flict of interest between his responsibility 767-3337 or mail them to: P.O. Box 1150 Peachland, B.C. V0H 1X0 to make fair policies as the Citizenship and

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Council of the District of Peachland will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of person who deem their interest in property affected by the OfďŹ cial Community Plan, Bylaw No. 1600 Amendment Bylaw No. 1976, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. on March 22, 2011, in the Peachland Council Chambers located at the Peachland Community Centre, 4450 - 6th Street, Peachland, B.C. In addition, written submissions may be delivered to the District of Peachland Municipal OfďŹ ce, 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland B.C. V0H 1X7, prior to the Public Hearing date. Written submissions will be noted at the Public Hearing, and will form a part of the minutes. Council cannot receive any further submissions after the Public Hearing is closed. The District proposes to amend OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw Number 1600, 2000 as follow: 1.

The Schedule “Aâ€? of the OfďŹ cial Community Plan be amended by adding Appendix “Eâ€? Sustainable Downtown Peachland Plan, attached to and forming part of the bylaw.

This amendment is being proposed because an updated visioning process has been completed through extensive public consultation by Peachland residents and an update planning document has been forwarded by the UBC Design Centre of Sustainability. It will inform and direct any future development within the downtown core and the extended context area (to 13th street) into the future. The Subject Properties are shown on the map below:  ϭϯƚŚ^ĆšĆŒÄžÄžĆš ^h:d Z

The proposed OfďŹ cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw Number 1976, 2011 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 March 11, 2011 to March 22, 2011. Take notice that the above describes the general intent of the proposed OfďŹ cial Community Plan Amendment Bylaw which has been read First and Second Times by the Council of Corporation of the District of Peachland, and that the full Bylaw may be inspected at the Municipal OfďŹ ce, 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland B.C. This synopsis is not intended to be, and is not to be understood as a full interpretation of Bylaws.

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Immigration Minister and his political role of delivering the votes of new Canadians. Over 24,000 people signed a petition calling for International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda to resign after she misled parliament about ordering a ministerial document to be falsified. Even though she faces censure for breaching parliamentary privilege, Minister Oda refuses to step down or answer questions about her conduct. Instead of saying this dishonesty has no place in parliament, Stephen Harper continues to shield and even applaud his minister. Until she was questioned about it in the House of Commons, Conservative Minister Diane Ablonczy had no idea that she had been fined by the Conflict of Interest & Ethics Commissioner and cited for failing to pay the fine. Ms. Ablonczy is the third Harper minister and 10th Conservative public office holder overall to be fined by the Commissioner, joining previous wrongdoers like Defence Minister Peter MacKay. When they first came into power five years ago, they said they were going to make the government more accountable and honest. After reviewing the above abuses of power it would appear that exactly the opposite has happened and the Harper Conservatives have become an arrogant and manipulative government. John Rawkins, Peachland

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Computer Literacy - PWC, 10 am

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Life is not short, it lasts forever Dear constituents of the Okanagan, ence. Her unlimited inner strength, unNicola and Highland Valleys: failing love and untold reserves of grace By now I'm sure most of you have heard have seen us through the most incredthe news of my decision as your MP. But ible challenges and the most wonderful even though it has received broad cover- breakthroughs. age I do not want to presume that each To our dear family members, who have of you is aware. After all, some people do been arm in arm with us every step of things like enjoying the stunning natural the way, we would have been lost without beauty of our constituency and may not them. have seen any news over the weekend. To so many supporters, workers and Others may be so undercolleagues through the standably focused on isyears who gave so unselfsues of much deeper imishly in too many ways to portance, like the human mention. tragedy ongoing in Japan, To constituents in the that other things have just cities and towns from two faded away. of Canada's most beautiIt will be exactly 25 ful provinces, for their inyears ago on March 17th, put, guidance and trust in St. Patrick's Day, that I electing me on nine sepawas honoured with my rate occasions to represent first nomination to public them. office. Now, after 14 years And to Prime Minister in provincial government Harper, for allowing me and almost 11 years at  WEEKLY COMMENTARY the privilege to serve unthe federal level, it is time STOCKWELL DAY, MP der his outstanding leadto move on. I hereby anership. That leadership has nounce that I will not be led our nation through the seeking re-election at the end of this most troubling economic times in over mandate. half a century. His belief (and insistence Though there would be exciting and within his caucus) that every MP must be satisfying days ahead in public office, af- allowed equal ground to speak up vigorter prayerful consideration, Valorie and ously for their constituents is the foundaI feel at peace with our decision. Along tion of decision-making upon which we with memories, which I will forever develop the policies for our nation. cherish, I will also forever carry a debt of I wish the prime minister full success unrepayable gratitude to so many people: in the days ahead in the efforts on beTo my wife, who more than any person half of all Canadians in maintaining a on earth is responsible for each and ev- Canada that stands strong and free. And ery success I have been allowed to experi- I pledge my ongoing, whole-hearted sup-

Peachland through Tania’s Eyes

Signs of spring at Trepanier Creek Linear Park, taken on Monday, March 14. 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.

port in that shared pursuit. There are a few constituent-based questions that keep repeating more than others that I will respond to now. First, am I stepping down immediately? No, I will continue with the mandate that a majority of you as voters have honoured me with. That means, until the upcoming election, whenever it is coming up. The position of the government on this is that we think most Canadians do not feel this is the best time for an election. We would prefer to stay focused on maintaining our economy as the strongest in the industrialized world and keeping the momentum on job creation going. As you are aware, other political leaders are indicating they will try to force an election. Whenever it happens, I will be here for you as always as your MP until an election is called. Second, are we planning to move away? No plans to do that. As Val says, "Why would anyone want to leave paradise?" Third, somebody said, "After all these years in politics you must be burnt out and stressed." Not at all. Sure there are times, as with any job, when I have felt fatigued. But I can honestly say that serving as you as MP is energizing and gratifying. In other words, you keep me going. The time goes quickly, but as a friend once told me, "Life is not short, it lasts forever." So, knowing there's another life after politics, I'll keep doing my best as MP until it's time for change. Cheers, Stockwell.

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Spring linen and china sale fast approaching Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) is looking for gently used linen and china for its 7th Annual Heirloom Linen and China Sale. Donations such as vintage tablecloths, napkins, luncheon cloths and fine china would be greatly appreciated as COHA gears up for its very popular, Linen and China Sale on April 14, 15 & 16 at St. Paul’s United Church in

Kelowna. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday and Friday,

Saturday, which also features a tea. Donated items may be dropped off at the COHA office at 202-1456 St. Paul Street (right next to Dyck’s Pharmacy), and are gratefully received. Mark your calendars for this unique spring event. Info: 250-763-5511. Submitted by Susan Steen, executive director of the Central Okanagan

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Peachland Lions prepare for their exciting 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament By Cindy Fortin “Help us make a difference and make some dreams come true” is the slogan for the Peachland Lions Club 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held on May 1, 2011 at the Summerland Golf and Country Club. For the past 12 years the local Lions have raised funds to help those with disabilities. Last year they donated $13,000 to Agur Lake Camp, located 20 km west of Summerland. This year monies from the event will be presented to Camp Winfield, who provide camp for children with disabilities. “Previously, we paid for a wheelchair

accessible ramp into Okanagan Lake to coincide with the waterfront development done by the Municipality of Peachland,” says Eldon Kerbes, Peachland Lions. “These were all made possible because of the prized donated to our golf tournament. We are once again starting to raise funds for 2011 and are asking for your support.” Individuals or teams are welcome to participate. The golf and dinner package is $90. per person. Just the dinner is $25. For more information on the tournament or registration, you can call Eldon at 250.767.0330 or Lynne at 250.767.6225.

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I had been looking forward to this week the South Okanagan. I wish Stockwell all for a number of reasons, however a recent the best in his future endeavors. death within my own family This week also saw and the tragedy of events in Christy Clark officially Japan are certainly cause to sworn in our as our provpause for reflection. ince’s 35 premier, who has It is difficult to comprenow named a new cabinet hend the level of loss in Jain her role as premier. As pan and I commend those many of you are now likely from British Columbia who aware, Premier Clark’s new are already en route to help cabinet is a much smaller provide much needed medione with many new faces cal support and attention. at the cabinet table. I can This has been an unthinkalso report that there have able tragedy and I know as many staffing changes bea province and as a counhind the scenes, and that try we will do our part to the parliament building in help the people of Japan as  WEEKLY COMMENTARY Victoria has certainly been they rebuild in these trying BILL BARISOFF, MLA a very busy one with many times. more changes occurring Closer to home, I was also literally on a daily basis. saddened to hear of the impending retireFinally, a reminder this week that on ment (from politics) of our MP, Stockwell March 15 starting at 7 am will be the first Day. I had to put in a disclaimer about re- day that you can start making online BC tiring from public office as I do not believe Parks reservations. To make your reserStockwell Day will ever slow down. As an vations online, please visit www.discovMP, and as a minister, Stockwell Day has ercamping.ca or contact 1-800-689-9025. been one of the hardest working elected of- 2011 is the centennial year for British Coficials I have ever met. Always working tire- lumbia’s provincial parks, for further inlessly on behalf of constituents, it has been formation on celebrations and events hapa pleasure working with Stockwell and I pening in your area of interest please visit: have very much valued his contributions to www.bcparks100.ca.

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Fat Doesn't Make You Fat By Lisa Kilgour, RHN

Contrary to popular belief, gaining or losing weight has very little to do with grams of fat or the amount of calories you eat in a day. It does, however, have everything to do with blood sugar and insulin. When we eat food, the carbohydrates are broken down and are converted into glucose, which our body uses as energy. When the glucose in our blood rises, our pancreas secretes insulin and this allows the glucose to enter our cells to

be used as energy. Our liver is constantly watching this process to make sure that we have just the right amount of glucose and insulin in our blood. It watches hormones in particular, so it's insulin that tells the liver if your blood sugar level is too low or too high. If our blood sugar is higher then we need for energy, the insulin in our blood signals our liver and our liver stores this excess energy as fat. The liver converts the glucose into triglycerides and this ex-

cess energy is sent through our bloodstream to be stored as fat. Dietary fat, on the other hand, can be used as energy, but this is only when necessary. Fat is used in many important processes in our body, and it's only as an almost last resort does our body use it as energy (it uses protein as a very last resort). Our liver has to convert the fat into a glucose molecule and will only do so as needed, so our blood sugar doesn't spike with fat. Otherwise, the fat is used to make cell

membranes, hormones, etcetera. Fat is a very important molecule in the body. Fat and protein affect how fast carbohydrates enter into your bloodstream. A higher fat or protein meal actually slows down the breakdown of the carbs, creating a slower burning sugar and that will prevent a blood sugar spike. The more refi ned the carb is, the faster it enters your bloodstream. When we eat a high carb meal, or a refi ned carb (including many low-fat diet

foods), our blood sugar spikes - this is when our liver stores fat. We can tell that our blood sugar spiked by looking at when our blood sugar crashes - this is seen as any emotion around hunger. Irritability, tiredness, lack of patience, etcetera, are all signs that your blood sugar spiked earlier and now you're crashing. Look back at your last meal and see why it caused a crash. Leveling out your blood sugar so you're no longer on the blood sugar rollercoaster is how to stop gain-

ing weight, and how to lose weight. We need to stop blaming fat and eat healthy whole foods (with all of their naturally occurring fat), to maintain a healthy body and a healthy weight! Lisa Kilgour, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, lives and works in Peachland and proudly practices from her office at the Peachland Fitness Centre. To take control of your health and find the balanced diet that helps you feel your best, visit EatMoreRealFood.com or call 250.869.9434.

Papa Thom’s Shepherd’s Pie Tour Update By Papa Thom (aka Keith Thom) At the time of writing I am 12 days into my 3rd Annual Shepherd’s Pie Tour, having driven in excess of 2500 kms so far. I have driven through rain, snow, ice and sunshine and have not once regretted my decision to do what I do. Prior to leaving my hometown of Peachland, BC, several fundraising events were held for me to ensure the funds were in place for this six week tour. Thanks to all who gave and to those who continue to contribute at the various benefit shows I put on in towns as I travel. The one comment I receive again and again is that “It’s good to see someone doing something for those less fortunate in Canada.� To that I say, “Thanks, it is a privilege to assist those that are often deemed invisible in our society.� I had a great time in Calgary where I cooked at the Mustard Seed, a nonprofit, faith-based agency that assists those going through various stages of transition in their personal lives. I will be back April 6, doing a lunch time concert. I met and spent several hours with one of their clients who was quite a good guitarist and hopefully he will accompany me at the concert. Thanks Martin, it was an honour getting to know you.

I also visited The Dream Centre, also in Calgary, and will be back there on my return trip to cook up my famous Shepherd’s Pie for the 125 clients of this addiction recovery centre for men. I will also be putting on a bit of a show that night as well. My stop in Moose Jaw went well and I was able to donate another guitar to a youth centre called Joe’s Place. They had one acoustic guitar already and the second one certainly makes jamming a little better. I had a meeting with the mayor, Glen Hagel. We discussed many social programs, including affordable housing. The next day the mayor joined me at the Riverside Mission where I cooked more Shepherd’s Pie for the clientele there. We had a great time of making music and, in fact, two fine gentlemen took over the music while I had my dinner. Great show guys!. I will be taking a couple days off on Sunday, March 13, as I am going to Chicago to connect with some family and enjoy their company. I re-enter Canada and carry on to London, Ontario. For a more detailed description of my travels please check into www. papathom.com and go to the blog tab or check in with Papa Thom on Facebook. Peace, Papa Thom

Papa Thom donates a guitar to Joe's Place, a Youth Centre in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, as part of his Shepherd's Pie Tour. Adrienne Harris, left, an employee of Joe's Place, gratefully accepts the guitar from Papa Thom.

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The Peachland Wellness Centre – Giving birth to a rainbow of opportunities By Bud Day

"Councillor Papineau, we need a new home for adult care . . ." In late 2000, Mayor George Waldo instructed Councillor Phyllis Papineau to find a new site for the Daybreak Program (Adult Care), which at that time met in the District council chambers. "As luck would have it," reflects Phyllis, as she recalls that fateful day, "the Community Church was moving out of its municipally-owned little house on 5th Street." Councillor Papineau was a member of the Central Okanagan Health Advisory Committee and its representative on council.  "Council was a bit apprehensive that expanding the Daybreak Program at this site would be successful. But in the end, they gave their approval to try," she says. A Health Fair in February 2001, held a contest to name the facility and Wellness Centre won the day. The official opening  of the Peachland Wellness Centre

The Peachland Wellness Centre, a “Pot of Gold”, appears to sit at the Photo Bud Day end of the rainbow

(PWC) was November 21, 2001. During the months prior to the official opening, a series of trials and tribulations befell the fledgling facility, including the reticence of certain councillors to provide necessary startup funds. To celebrate the PWC's 10th year of service to the community, monthly articles, culminating in the official anniversary festivities this November, will highlight: the galvanizing of the community to support this worthy venture; the pro-

digious efforts of two men who renovated the building; the various fundraising efforts by many;  some interesting vignettes by those participating in this enterprise, and some humour.  In next month’s issue… ”The Dynamic Duo - Gene and Gordie.” The Peachland Wellness Centre is Peachland's Pot O' Gold. (Bud Day will be submitting a monthly article recapping the 10 year history of the Peachland Wellness Centre.)

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Online Registration for Recreation On February 23rd the Recreation Department went live with new software at the Community Centre.  This new system is a data base that will help in the administration of facility rentals, program registration and drop in fees.  The new system also features online registration which opened to the public on March 7th.  There are so many benefits to online registration • Convenience – You can register for programs from the comfort of your home 24/7. You can register and pay at your convenience anytime from anywhere • Easy – In three simple steps, you will be enrolled in the program of your choice • Saves Time – In less

than 5 minutes, you can setup your account and enrol in your program. • Environment – You don’t have to burn gas to drive over and register in person, and it saves paper! Other features of the online service include: • Ability to view what is happening in facilities; • Ability to see the most current program offerings; • Ability to download your families recreation schedule to your computer, Blackberry or Iphone; and • Ability to save or print receipts for any programs or facility rentals. You are only two easy steps away from signing up for a program: 1. Set up an Account – visit the District of Peachland website at www.

peachland.ca and click on “Parks and Recreation Registration”. Then click on “Register Here” and complete the required fields. 2. Choose an Activity – Be first in line to try this new service. Find your activity, click on enrol and you are on your way! If you are struggling with the online system, our staff is here to help. Call 250-767-2133 and we will try to coach you over the phone or you can make an appointment to come and visit and we’d be happy to get you started. The Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is now available. For program and other information on recreation services, visit www.peachland.ca or call 250-767-2133.

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Shepherd’s Pie

Food For the Soul “A Leap of Faith?â€? When one of our daughters was very young, she was terrified of the water. One day we took her to the swimming pool and told her to jump in. It’s not that we were being mean and cruel to her. We love her very much and were right there in the water with our arms outstretched toward her, assuring her she would be safe. Nevertheless, she was hesitant and held on tightly to the side of the pool. She did not jump in until she believed us‌until she was sure she would be safe, and when she was sure of it, she leapt right in. When she found herself safely in our arms, a look of intense relief came across her tiny

face, and then she broke out in a huge delightful smile. Of course right after this, she wanted to do it again and again since now she knew she would be safe every time. To become a Christian requires faith, that is, a belief that God is true to His word and that we can trust Him. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.� What is it that we hope for? We hope that God will fulfi ll all of the promises He has given to us in His word. We must be persuaded that this hope or desire is certainly going to happen. Our daughter did not jump in until she

was convinced it was safe. When she could only see herself drowning and perhaps end up at the bottom of the pool, she did not move, but when she was convinced she would be safe, she jumped in. Sometimes the things hoped for are beyond our view, but that does not mean we cannot believe in them. We believe in air, although we cannot see it, and if we didn’t have it, I wouldn’t be writing this article. Belief in God and His word is a step of faith, and yet it is not a leap of faith. It is far easier to believe that a supreme and eternal being created this stunning universe than to believe

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Him, and yet His handiwork cries out to them and clearly says that He exists. Faith demonstrates to the eye of the mind, the reality of those things that cannot be seen by the eye of the body. But even that can be misplaced, for many have put their faith in that which turned out to be false. The Titanic was thought to be unsinkable because they could not imagine that anything could penetrate its massive hull held together by three million rivets, nor flood its 16 watertight compartments. They were wrong! It went to the bottom of the ocean on its maiden voyage. On the other hand, where could we be safest except in the hands of the God who created all things and formed us in our mothers’ wombs. What reason would we have not to trust the One who is the giver and sustainer of all life. Why would we not believe every word that comes from Him? Faith is the fi rm belief in our soul that God is true and has revealed Himself

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to us in His creation and also His will for us in His holy word, the bible. We have confidence that no matter what happens to us, we are safe in His arms. But those who come to Him must come to Him with childlike faith. In Matthew 18:3 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change, and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.� It’s not the one who thinks they are the greatest and know the most and thinks that they can do everything on their own that will go to heaven, but rather, the one that comes to the end of themselves, and lets go of their pride, and worldly ambition, and surrenders themselves into the hands of Jesus and trusts Him as their Lord and Savior. You can be sure He will keep you from drowning in your sin and despair, for He has conquered those things. The creator of this universe died, so we could live. Will you take His hand, will you take His offer and live eternally with Him? Just believe, and let go of whatever is holding you back. Take that step of faith. You will never regret it and you will never be the same. You will be safe forever!

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Sparrowhead Music Private lessons for drus, conga, djembe and ujulele. All ages and levels welcome! Great recording rated in our new 24-track analog studie! Located in Peachalnd! sparrowhead@shaw.ca 250-5758757

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


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#131 - 2035 Boucherie Road, Westbank Beachfront property for LESS than $1 Million! 3 bed/2 bath double wide on West Kelowna lakeshore. Spacious home w/ 24 ft wide deck on lakeshore. Quiet, well-managed park, peaceful views of lake & mountains. Quick possession! Measurements approximate please verify if important.

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208-4340B Beach Ave, Peachland

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

Let us negotiate for your best mortgage! Please call us to learn more about how changes in mortgage financing in March 2011 may affect you!

5170 Morrison Crescent Awesome home thoroughly upgraded both inside & out with new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, modern paint & ďŹ xtures. Move in ready & well maintained. Great large fenced lot with pond in back yard. Quiet neighbourhood with nearby park & hiking trails. Lake views.

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Here are some of the homes in Peachland Bryon has been happy to have Listed or Sold or Both in the last year...... Bryon is looking forward to another exciting Spring and Summer this year and welcomes all Peachlanders to give him a call if you are making a move.... Call Bryon at 250-863-1282.

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Sunday March 20, 2011 11 am to 3 p.m. Specular Penthouse at #309 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3996 Beach Avenue Lakeshore Gardens

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$869,000

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6078 JACKSON CRESCENT, PEACHLAND

This 4 bedroom 4 bath home has been relocated and renovated. New ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, Granite countertops, ceramic tile, carpets, new stainless steel appliances. The ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan is an open concept great for entertaining and enjoying the incredible lake views. Located in a quiet area of Peachland and is close to shopping, restaurants and the Beach. Vendor ďŹ nancing available... MLSÂŽ10021799

ONE OF THESE FINE REALTORSÂŽ MIGHT HAVE A SUGGESTION OR TWO!

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