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May 30, 2014 / Volume 10 Number 22 / www.peachlandview.com
New Okanagan community bat program launched
The Okanagan Community Bat Program is asking for the public’s help in identifying structures where groups of bats roost, and has created a resource where people can get information about bats. page 3
Joanne Layh Peachland View
Fortin went on to say that in her opinion, the arts people have been treated extremely unfairly as they missed out on Christmas, the Hearts Festival and the World of Wheels Show and Shine car show on the May long weekend. Fortin says she doesn’t fault the chamber membership as a whole because she does not believe them to be informed about what has been transpiring. “A couple directors have been a big part of this delay, tearing up and changing their mind on contracts for months now,” Fortin said. “Now, to add insult to injury, this agreement was supposed to be signed by now and it is still not complete…I know there are a lot of reasons and a lot of excuses but this has gone on far, far too long.” Mayor Keith Fielding said he and chief administrative officer Elsie Lemke have spent a considerable amount of time working with both parties to try to reach an agreement about the
New Monaco’s rezoning application sailed through third reading at last Tuesday’s council meeting with little discussion, suggesting Peachland council and the community retain a high level of comfort with the proposed development. Fairly low attendance and no opposition a public hearing for the New Monaco project earlier this month paved the way for a smooth and uncomplicated third reading as the developer moves forward in the final stages of achieving rezoning approval from district council. The New Monaco property stretches across 125 acres at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 97C on Peachland’s northeastern boundary. Back in 2011 New Monaco received Peachland council’s unanimous approval of an Area Sector Plan (ASP) and incorporation of that plan into Peachland’s Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP amendment allows for the development of a mix of approximately 2,800 residential units, in addition to substantial commercial and retail space that will
See PEACHLAND ARTS COUNCIL on page 2
See NEW MONACO on page 2
Peachland Chamber of Commerce board elected
During this week’s annual general meeting, the Peachland Chamber of Commerce elected a new board of directors who will bring fresh ideas and energy to the chamber. page 7
This year, the Peachland Rotary Club will again provide live music to the community with three performances in July and two in August at the Rotary Pavilion at Heritage Park. page 10
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STUDENT NYOMI WILSON and Marilyn Guthrie of the Peachland Community Policing ofﬁce assist Jordyn Williams through checks at the annual bicycle rodeo held at Peachland Elementary School last Friday. For more photos, see page 8.
Arts council hope to occupy Mary Smith Gallery soon
Joanne Layh / Peachland View A long awaited agreement between the Peachland Community Arts Council (PCAC) and the Peachland Chamber of Commerce regarding their occupancy of the Mary Smith Gallery in the primary school building is very close to being reached, Peachland council learned this week. At last Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting council discussed the status of the building space and learned both parties are very close to reaching an agreement that would allow the arts council to take occupancy of the gallery located in the historic primary school building. “This gallery will be a tremendous asset and draw to our community. The artists have been promised a spot in the primary school since renovations began a few years back,” Councillor Cindy Fortin told her council colleagues. “They had hoped to be in before Christmas and here it is almost June…the gallery carrot has been dangled over their heads for far too long now.”
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the 17th annual World of Wheels car show! Kelly from Johnston Meier was happy to present to Bernie & Shirley Lawson of Grindrod, B.C. the Johnston Meier Chic Pick award for their 1940 Cadillac. 5878C Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC
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Speeders targeted by road safety unit On May 23, 2014, members of the Kelowna Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) conducted traffic enforcement on Highway 97C, stopping seven vehicles for excessive speeding. The drivers of these vehicles were all found to be travelling at speeds between 165 km/h and 190 km/h in the area where the posted speed limit is 110 km/h. All seven vehicles were impounded and the drivers were fined. A 28-year-old woman from Deep Creek, B.C., was stopped for speeding and found to be prohibited from driving. She was also exhibiting symptoms of impairment and provided breath samples roadside that led to a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. Her vehicle was also impounded. Drivers found to be exceeding the speed limit by 40 km/h or more are subject to fines of $368 to $483 as well as a mandatory seven-day impound on their vehicles.
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New Monaco development receives third reading Continued from page 1
build out over the next 15 - 20 years, depending on market conditions. Earlier this spring Peachland council gave second reading to the CD-10 New Monaco neighbourhood comprehensive development zone, first and second reading to a bylaw to amend the OCP to create the New Monaco neighbourhood development permit area and first and second reading to a bylaw to establish the Phased Development Agreement (PDA) for the development of the New
Monaco neighbourhood. Between the third reading given to the bylaws this week and final adoption, the New Monaco developers will be seeking approval from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) for their highway access plans to the property. Development servicing agreements that will address servicing costs, the infrastructure phasing plan and security requirements will be met later in the process, during the infrastructure construction and development
process, if the development is successful in receiving final approval from council. According to the proposed bylaw agreements, new infrastructure for the neighbourhood, such as extension of sanitary sewer and water mains and the road network, will be provided by the developer of the property at no cost to the district. In addition, the developer will be required to pay Development Cost Charges (DCCs) at the building permit stage, as well as Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) and
Housing Opportunities Reserve Fund Contributions at the time of building permit (except for residential buildings greater than 15,000 square feet in size, which will be payable at time of occupancy permit). Throughout the project the developer is expected to contribute $2.8 million toward affordable housing and $27 million in DCCs over and above infrastructure costs. The New Monaco developers hope to return before council for final zoning approval in the coming months.
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basis on which the arts council will occupy the Mary Smith Hall but added much of it is an issue between the arts council and the chamber of commerce and is not anything to do with the district. Mayor Fielding said
the negotiations have successfully resulted in an agreement that is acceptable to both the arts council and the chamber. He went on to say that one of the reasons the agreement has become so complicated is because the district and the chamber are still in the process of renego-
tiating their occupancy agreement. Earlier this year the chamber of commerce, on behalf of the visitor centre, requested additional funding from the district, but did not receive council approval. As a result of a revenue shortfall, the chamber is now hoping to re-
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negotiate the terms of their occupancy agreement with the district. The details of the proposed new occupancy agreement are expected to come before council for their consideration at their next meeting in June. In an interview with The View last Wednesday, newly elected Peachland Chamber of Commerce president Dave Collins said there has been some delay because the agreement is fairly complicated. “It has the chamber both providing services to host the visitor centre and also to be the anchor tenant, so two sets of responsibilities in one agreement makes it kind of complicated so we sought a simple legal opinion to make sure we were getting the language right and whatnot,” Collins said. Fielding said subject to council approval, the agreement between the district and the chamber should pave the way for the arts council and chamber to finalize
their agreement. “In the agreement between the chamber and the arts council, the only issue holding it up right now is where to relocate the donor wall and that doesn’t prevent them from planning to go forward and move in,” Collins said. The donor wall is located in the centre of the Mary Smith Hall and the arts council would like to have use of that focus wall in the gallery but where it is to be relocated still remains undecided. Once an acceptable alternative space to recognize the names of the sponsor donors has been established, the arts council should be able to take occupancy, Fielding suggested. “I think we all share the desire to see the arts council there as soon as is practical. I know that will exists on both sides – from the district, from the chamber and of course from the arts council,” Fielding said. PCAC treasurer Deb Livingstone says the arts council has ac-
cepted the terms of the agreement with the chamber and are very optimistic they will be able to move into the Mary Smith Hall by the end of June. Livingstone says the agreement will require the arts council to pay a $500 monthly user fee to the chamber, as well as 10 per cent of any third party rental of the space. “We’ve agreed to those terms. The only thing we did ask is if they could relocate that donor wall and possibly put it somewhere else,” Livingstone said. “We started our negotiations last July. If the chamber gets their contract signed with the district then they’ll be in a position where they can sign with us. As far as we’re concerned, we’re ready to go as soon as it is signed.” Livingstone says the arts council is looking forward to hosting a big grand opening event, hopefully early this summer. Livingstone says the first exhibit in
the gallery space will showcase the results of the Yellow Schoolhouse Project that was organized in conjunction with UBCO. Livingstone says the multimedia exhibit will include audio, visual and literary components contributed by various arts groups under the umbrella of the PCAC. Livingstone told The View they expect to get occupancy as soon as the agreement is signed and new track lighting is installed. “Fingers crossed it will happen quickly and they can have their display in there for the third week in June,” Livingstone said. “It is very, very exciting for the arts council. We’ve been waiting a very long time and it is a beautiful space.” Livingstone says the arts council looks forward to hosting a wide variety of events in the new space, such as literary readings, show openings for artists and wine and cheese functions.
MAY 30, 2014 NEWS
Okanagan community bat program launched
Important Notice To Taxpayers
Do you have bats in your belfry? Tax notices have been mailed. If you have not received your notice by June 13th, please call the Then you may have an opportunity Municipal office at (250) 767-2647. If the property has been sold, please forward the tax notice to help a new initiative locate and to the purchaser or to the Municipal office. To avoid penalty, payment MUST be received by monitor bat populations in the Okanthe Municipal Office by July 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. agan. The Okanagan Community Bat Program is a new initiative to support Avoid Lineups At The District Office bat conservation in the Okanagan by Payments can be made by mail, post dated cheque, through online banking and tele-banking. If providing information about bats and paying Property Taxes at a participating financial institution please check with financial institution getting the public’s assistance with locating and monitoring bat populafor bank cut off times to avoid penalty. Payments must be received by The District of Peachland tions. on or before the due date to avoid penalty. Postmarks and bank stamps are not accepted as proof “We’d love to hear from people of payment date. The account number for online banking is the last 8 digits of the Roll number who notice bats entering buildings printed on your tax notice at the top right corner of your tax bill. The Okanagan Community Bat on their property,” said Okanagan Community Bat Program coordina- Program is asking for the public’s Other methods of payment include cash, cheque, money orders or Interac payments. There is tor Margaret Holm. “And for those help in identifying structures where a drop slot if you wish to drop your payment off after hours. Either method you choose, please who want to attract bats there are a groups of bats roost. Also, residents allow enough time for payment to reach this office by the due date of July 2, 2014. Allow 5 variety of bat house and bat roost who know of a bat colony can help options. We can give homeowners participate in bat counts. The monibusiness days for electronic payments. Please note: CREDIT CARDS are not accepted. suggestions about supporting their toring information is very valuable bat habitat, or if needed, figuring out since there is very little known about N & R Home Owner Grant Information the best method and time of year to local bat species and their population The N & R Home Owner Grant is the longstanding Home Owner Grant combined with the new exclude the bats without endanger- numbers. Residents can ask questions about ing the adults or young.” Northern and Rural Area Home Owner Benefit. The regular grant may reduce your taxes up to Of the 16 species of bats in British health and safety concerns, get infor$770; the additional grant may reduce your taxes up to $1,045. Columbia, 14 species can be found mation on attracting bats and learn in the Okanagan. Almost half of the about options for dealing with bats in If the property is your principal residence, you may qualify for the N & R Home Owner Grant. Your species are considered at risk due to buildings. Bats are protected under principal residence is defined as the place you live in, and from where you conduct your daily concerns about habitat changes, and the B.C. Wildlife Act so homeownaffairs (for example, pay your bills, file your income tax returns, receive your mail, and have a limited locations for roosting. There ers managing bats in their buildings telephone listing). is also concern about the potential may have questions that the Commufor White-Nose Syndrome, a devas- nity Bat Program can help with. Even if your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, the N & R Home Owner Grant application The public is invited to contating fungus that has killed over six must still be completed and submitted to the Municipal office. Any property tax payment or N million bats in eastern North Ameri- tact the community bat program & RAM Home Owner at 1-855-9BC-BATS or at 11:53 can is expected arrive in B.C. newand recycle moreto B&W news papertoll-free ad apr14:Layout 1 4/25/14 Page 1 Grant claim not received by 4:00 PM on July 2, 2014 is subject to the 10% late www.bcbats.ca. in the next decade. penalty. The N & R Home Owner Grant application must be completed and submitted to
the District office each year to receive the grant. You can claim your N & R Home Owner Grant online in the District of Peachland website. Visit our website at www.peachland.ca and click on the Virtual City Hall Portal button. All you need is your 8 digit roll number (do not include the “318”) and your access code (access code is case sensitive) from the top right corner of your tax notice (under the legal description box). Please note that all grants are subject to review and may be accepted or denied by the District, according to the regulations of the Home Owner Grant Act.
The Property Tax Deferment Program The Property Tax Deferment Program is a loan program that allows the resident property owner to defer all or part of your current property taxes providing you are 55 years or older, a surviving spouse, or disabled as defined by Regulation. You must have a minimum of 25% equity in your home. Second residences, such as summer cottages or rental properties, do not qualify for tax deferment. Information brochures and application forms are available at the Municipal Office or visit the website at:
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Tax Prepayment Plan Would you like to set money aside for your 2015 property taxes? The Property Tax Prepayment Plan could be for you! This program offers a convenient method of paying your taxes in advance. The plan starts July 15th and continues to May 15th, 2015. When you join the prepayment plan, your monthly installment will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Interest is paid monthly on credit balances at a rate set by the Province (prime less 2%). Application forms are available at the Municipal Hall or online at www.peachland.ca. The Tax Prepayment Plan automatically renews every year starting in July. www.recyclinginbc.ca
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“Solar! Freakin’! Roadways!” shouted the video on my Facebook feed last week. So I clicked it. As you do. The video, which happily features cartoons and shouting, also introduced me to www.solarroadways.com, a site owned by Idaho engineers Julie and Scott Brusaw who have invented one of those things that seem obvious in retrospect: solar-panel roads. Electric cars have been our latest attempt to perhaps not destroy the planet we live on quite so quickly, but while they’re a nice idea, most of the electricity we use comes from burning coal. Ceasing to burn gas yourself only to have the electrical grid burn coal for you doesn’t exactly make great strides, ecologically speaking. Solar farms are a great idea, but they need land; cleared, logged land that can’t then be used for much else besides solar panels. And solar panels need a lot of surface area, spread out over many different climate zones, before they accomplish very much. Wind farms kill birds and bats. A lot of them. More than you’d think. That’s where the Brusaws came in. They noticed that North America has a lot of cleared, flat surface area that would make excellent solar farms; we happen to be driving around on it. They invented a hexagonal seven-inch solar panel, covered by tempered glass, that meets every weight, traction and impact requirement they could find. And then they started to make their panels amazing. The Brusaws’ panels: • Light up with LEDs; • Can use those LEDs to form lane markings, crosswalks, parking lot lines, tennis court (and pickleball) lines, “slow down” messages, and any other colour and shape required, that can be changed at any time; • Are pressure-sensitive, and can detect pedestrians, children, fallen branches, rocks and wildlife on the road; • Can display lit warnings to oncoming drivers about the obstruction on the road;
• Heat themselves to above the freezing point so as to never need shoveling or plowing; • Feature replaceable panels that can be replaced much more easily than repairing conventional paved roads; • Communicate with neighbouring panels to report a panel failure back to repair crews, who can then drive out to replace the failed panel; • Replace overhead power and data lines with the buried conduits they use to transmit their own power and data; and, nearly as an afterthought • Generate power. So much so that if every highway in the U.S. were converted, it would generate three times as much electricity as the U.S. uses. When I saw their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, they had garnered approximately $500,000 of the $1 million US they needed to raise by May 31. I happily donated $25, and shared the link on my Facebook wall. Fortunately, everyone else saw the link at the same time I did, and the next few days saw a surge forward in donations. As of this writing, the campaign has raised $1,516,077 US, and so their next phase, to build a prototype parking lot, is a go. I couldn’t be more excited. And not merely because Highway 97 may someday look like Tron: Legacy. This plan, unlike the many other plans that have tried to sell themselves to me over the years, has a certain believable something. I don’t know if it’s the forehead-slapping obviousness of the idea. I don’t know if it’s the independently-owned and funded nature of it; no oil company to invest, control, and quash it. But it’s got that certain je ne sais quoi, and I have hope – both for the success of the project itself, and for the future of our beleaguered species, who finally might have engineered our way out of the problems we engineered our way into. Do me a favour. Take a look at www.solarroadways.com. Watch the video, contribute to the Indiegogo campaign if you can. Tell your friends. Keep paying attention to this idea. Maybe we actually have a bright future, after all.
PEACHLAND VIEWS Another successful art show this year for the Peachland Art Group Wow! Another successful art show this year for the Peachland Art Group! Attendance was just under 600 guests during the weekend show and sale. We hope you enjoyed our special feature this year, our “Fakes & Forgeries!” Thirty-five forged and famous paintings were on display. It was a fun project for the art group this year and after initial moans and groans from the art group members, the artists really got excited about the project and the results were amazing. We always ask for the public’s vote on favourite top three paintings in the show and here are the results: Out of over 300 paintings to choose from, first place went to Pinot Noir,
by Lucie Carlson, second place went to Rokeby Venus, by Lucie Carlson, and third place went to Log Hut on Sainte Maurice, by Herb Kettner The votes were so close we should mention our 4th and 5th place, Solitude by Kay Baehl and Autumn Grace by Ute Hilligweg. Many guests said it was an impossible task to vote for a favourite painting. Saturday evening guests were entertained by local musician Kelly Stewart and on Sunday, Courtney Schumph, this year’s recipient of the Bob Sugden Youth Arts Award, entertained the guests with her beautiful piano playing. We look forward to seeing you next year! Deborah Livingstone, president, Peachland Art Group
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Midnight sittings, drug recalls and gas tax MP Dan Albas Commentary This week is another very active one in Ottawa. On Monday our government tabled a motion to extend the House of Commons sitting hours until midnight each evening to allow for more opportunity to debate the many bills still moving through the House. At the time of writing, the motion for extended hours has so far been supported by the Liberals and op-
Dan Albas, MP posed by the NDP. One of the bills up for debate this week that I have spoken in support of is Bill C-17 “Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act” — also known as “Vanessa’s Law” as a result of the untimely passing of a 15-year-old girl who was prescribed the drug Prepulsid that subsequently caused a fatal heart attack. Ultimately this tragedy has illustrated that Canada’s drug protection laws are out of date and in my view do not provide sufficient protections for Canadians. As I shared in the House of Commons, under our current Food and Drug Act, if a drug poses an unacceptable risk to patient health, only the drug manufacturers can initiate a recall. In other words, it is up to the manufacturer to determine
whether or not a health risk is serious enough to warrant a recall. Health Canada plays a secondary role. In fact, under our current laws government cannot step in and order a manufacturer to recall a drug that is unsafe. Where our existing laws become more bizarre is that if something like a candy bar is deemed unsafe to the public, the Minister of Health can issue a recall. To summarize: the Minister of Health can issue recalls for dangerous and unsafe foods, but not for dangerous and unsafe drugs. In my view this is completely unacceptable and that is why I am supporting Bill C-17, which proposes to remedy this by ensuring the Minister of Health has mandatory recall power to compel a manufacturer to recall a drug if it is determined to present a serious or imminent risk of injury to Canadians. Bill C-17 also applies to medical devices and provides significantly increased fines and potential for prison time in circumstances of very serious offences. Health Canada will also retain flexibility to provide exemptions in special circumstances where unique health care considerations exist. Another new measure approved this week that is long overdue are changes that will allow airline passengers to use portable electronic devices for the entire duration of a flight, including takeoff and landings, provided the device is in nontransmitting airplane mode. These changes are enabled through an exemption to
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the Canadian Aviation Regulations and require individual airlines to apply for the exemption and implement specific measures that incorporate these changes. It is estimated airlines may require six months to a year to complete this process. I would also like to thank District of West Kelowna Mayor Findlater, council and staff for extremely constructive and valuable input on Canada’s gas tax program. Last summer I was fortunate that our prime minister and government caucus MPs from British Columbia accepted my invitation to meet in West Kelowna. Dur-
ing our meetings, the leadership from West Kelowna was able to provide very specific suggestions on how gas tax funding can work better for municipalities and local government. These changes were also largely endorsed by other communities such as Summerland and Kelowna. Working with MP Ron Cannan in Ottawa on these proposals and the B.C. caucus has been successful as the new gas tax agreement announced last week will result in our Okanagan-Coquihalla communities having access to more funding than under the previous deal and greater flexibility and
options for projects that reflect local priorities. This stands as a good example of different levels of government working together to reduce regulatory red tape
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WorksafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended)
The proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) being taken to public hearings pertain to the following items: • General Conditions, section 4.1.1 Snow avalanche assessment – Resolve the implementation issues with the avalanche risk assessment regulations • General Conditions, section 4.69 Emergency lighting – Update the reference to the BC Fire Code
Public Hearings You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604.232.7744 or toll free in B.C. 1.866.614.7744 prior to the hearing.
• Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, sections 5.3 Application and 5.27 ignition – Update references to repealed Acts
Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at worksafebc.com/2014publichearings
• Tools, Machinery and Equipment, new sections – Adopt ANSI standard and add requirements for the safe use of roll on/roll off containers
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• Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, section 13.5 Position and Stability – Review the safe positioning and stability requirements of portable ladders • Construction, Excavation and Demolition, section 20.26 Inspections – Clarify when a professional engineer must inspect and certify a gang form • Construction, Excavation and Demolition, section 20.112 Hazardous materials – Clarify the responsibilities of employers, owners and qualified persons for the safe containment or removal of hazardous materials • Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations, section 24.40 Minimum crew – Clarify the conditions that must be met for a surface supply diver to serve as a standby in the water • Forestry Operations and Similar Activities, section 26.65 Bullboards – Add new construction, inspection, removal and return to service requirements • Agriculture, section 28.12 Biohazards exception – Remove an obsolete provision • Rope access, new Part 34 – Ensure comprehensive requirements The proposed Respirable Crystalline Silica (“RCS”) regulation will not proceed to the 2014 public hearing. It is intended that WorkSafeBC will work with industry stakeholders to develop acceptable compliance tools, and that the proposed RCS regulation will be introduced at the next scheduled public hearing.
Written Submissions The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 pm on Friday, July 11, 2014. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at worksafebc.com/2014publichearings E-mail: email@example.com Fax:
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Mid-week Study and Conversation Coffee, 9:30am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Trail Blazers, 9:30am, Power Creek Trail Outdoor Fitness Trail Orientations, 10am. Meet at the kiosk by Trepanier Creek. Call 250-767-0141 for info. Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Computer Literacy, 10amnoon, all sessions take place at Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Wellness Circle Fitness Equipment Guides, 10am. Call 250-767-2133 to register for your spot Peachland Boardwalk for Seniors, 12pm AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Friendship Tuesday/Movie, 1-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Peachland Sparks and Brownies, 5:45-7pm, community centre Bridge (Experienced), 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Yoga, 8-9am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Aerobics For The Not So Young, 9:30-10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Pincushion Hike & Yoga, 9:30am. Call Dawn 250-8786342 Wellness Circle, 10-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Speaker on second and fourth Wednesdays of the month Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 11am-1pm, community centre Chess, 1:15-3:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Sunshine Singers, 1:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Writer’s Bloc, every second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Tween Cooking Night, 5-7:30pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Lions Den Meeting, 7 pm. 2nd week: 6th Ave. Police Station. 4th week: community centre. Dan 250-767-9034 Central Okanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Tai Chi, 9:30am, United Church Annex Free Tax Clinics, 9:30am-noon, Emmanuel Church. Until Apr. 24. Call 250-768-3305. Intergenerational Choir, 9:30am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Boardwalk, 9:30am Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Volleyball, 10am-noon, community centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 10:45amnoon, 50+ Activity Centre Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library. For ages 3 to 5. Until Apr. 24. Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Breastfeeding Cafe, second and last Thursday, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Call 250-7670141 Tween Drop-In, 2:30-5pm, meet at Peachland Elementary. Grades 5-6 Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Drop in Floor Hockey (8-10yrs) 4:30-5:30pm, community centre Trail Blazers, 5:30pm, Power Creek Trail Gentle Yoga, 6-7pm, community centre Bingo, 6:45pm, Doors 5:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre Volleyball, 7-8:30pm, community centre
Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Men’s Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Bridge Creative Playtime (0-6 yrs) 10am-noon, community centre Yoga Beginners, 10:30-11:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Friday Art Club, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Crib, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Tea in the Tranquil Room, 2pm, Peachland Wellness Centre Legotime for Kids, 3pm, Peachland Library. Every other Friday until May 30. Youth Drop-In, 3:30-8pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+ Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
tration required). Activities and entertainment, parade, fireworks. 250.767.2133 or www.peachland. ca
MONDAYS Yoga Advanced Beginners, 8-9am, 50+ Activity Centre Indoor Walking, 8-9am, community centre Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies’ Coffee, 10am-11am, Peachland Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12-1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Income Tax Program, 1-3pm, Wellness Centre. Until Apr. 17. Needle Arts/Quilting, 1-4pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, community centre Youth Boxing Club, 6-8 pm, 4th Street Place Learn to Speak Spanish, 6:308:30pm, community centre Wood Carving, 7-9pm, 50+ Activity Centre
SATURDAYS Trail Blazers, 9:30am, Power Creek Trail Carpet Bowling, 10am-noon, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Boys and Girls Club, 3-5pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Ages 6-12. Youth Drop-In, 5:30-9pm, Peachland Youth Centre. Grades 7+
UPCOMING EVENTS Monstrous Garage Sale, May 31, 9am - 2pm, Maple Springs Bible Camp. Help raise funds for the camp. 5247 Inga Street. Quilting on Beach, June 7 & June 8, Peachland Community Centre. Admission by donation. Showcasing the works of: Pincushion Quilting Guild and Peachland Quilting
Guild. 4th Annual Peachland Rose Show, June 21, 11-4pm, community centre banquet room. Rose entries can be brought in from 7 to 9 am. Tags are 25 cents each and can be purchased on Friday, June 20 from 1-3 pm at the community centre or on Saturday morn-
ing. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. Admission is by donation. Peachland Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament, June 21-22. Year end Tournament. Beer gardens. 50+ Pancake Breakfast, June 29. Breakfast served. Cost: Free under 5 years, $2.50 child, $5 adult.
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Coldwell Banker’s Dave Collins elected Peachland chamber president
A NEW PEACHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD was elected last Monday:
shown left to right are Shayn Moritz, Dr. Peter Stapleton, Wolfgang Muhs, Jeanette Rempel, Dave Collins, Darlene Hartford, Larry Guilbault and chamber manager Patrick Van Minsel.
Dave Collins Special to the Peachland View We are pleased to announce that at this week’s annual general meeting your Peachland Chamber of Commerce elected a new board of directors who will bring fresh ideas and energy to the chamber. New directors to the chamber are Jeanette Rempel, business owner of Your Dollar Store With More, Alan Holender, business owner of Peachland Radio, Wolfgang Muhs, past president of the Peachland Rotary Club, and Larry Guilbault, commercial and residential realtor at Coldwell Banker. Returning as directors are Darlene Hartford, who also heads up the Bat Interpretive Centre inside the visitor centre and sits on the Tourism Advisory Committee, Dr. Peter Stapleton of Lakeside Chiropractic Centre, and Shayn Moritz, financial advisor at Edward Jones. As well, I have been elected as president of the chamber. We are excited and looking forward to a great year of service! If you are around town and run into any of your
new chamber directors please congratulate them on volunteering to lead the chamber forward in continuing our mission of creating strong economic conditions for our members and our community, and promoting Peachland as a great place to live, work, visit and do business. Patrick Van Minsel has formally stepped into the role as executive director, chamber manager. Please congratulate Patrick when you see him and wish him well in his new role and responsibilities. Mark your calendars for two great upcoming events hosted by your chamber. The annual golf tournament will be held Sunday, September 14 at the Summerland Golf Club. $99 includes a great day of golf with cart included, a really good meal, a lot of networking opportunities and your chance at some really great prizes, including at least two hole in one prizes in excess of $10,000. There will also be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin for both ladies and men. The buzz is building for the Peachland Fall
Fashion Show Extravaganza this Saturday, October 18. Note that in the dictionary “extravaganza” is defined as “a musical or dramatic composition or production, as comic opera or musical comedy, and elaborate costuming and staging.” Apply that thought to a fashion show to get the idea of our plans. All of your local clothing shops will supply their latest outfits for local models to strut their stuff down the catwalk. Come and see the great clothing available right here in Peachland! Local hair salons will pitch in for hair and makeup pizzazz. As well, a high end men’s clothing shop will participate and stay tuned for a couple of surprises. Models are encouraged to come up with a zany script to describe their outfit and choose snippets of their favourite songs to really ham it up down the catwalk. You, the audience, will pick the top 10 best catwalk performances. Prizes will be awarded to the models. In between sets we will have entertainment, finger food, local wines and beer. If you are interested in being a model, please contact us. We want a good cross section and local Peachlanders to model and the rest of Peachland to cheer them on! We will also round up some handsome firefighters and a couple of professional models to participate. $25 per person will get you a great evening of entertainment and we fully expect to sell out well before the event. Book your table today! Your chamber welcomes those wishing to be involved as volun-
teers. Please contact a board member or Van Minsel to put your name down. We would like to build a small army
of volunteers to stage a greater variety of events for your town. We look forward to continuing to work in a
cooperative and proud fashion with all of our local service groups, the District of Peachland, and our local residents.
We welcome your input and involvement. This is your Peachland Chamber of Commerce, so help make it great!
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MAY 30, 2014
Elementary school bike rodeo spins through town last Friday
GRADE FIVE STUDENT SAM NEUGEBAUR (left) learns bicycle signals from Grade six student Mateja Vracarevic.
GLEN LEPLANTE OF OUTBOUND CYCLE in West Kelowna conducts bike inspections for students.
STUDENTS QUEUE to have their bicycles inspected for safety at last Fridayâ€™s bike rodeo.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Rotary Peace Concert series to return this summer Wolfgang Muhs Special to the Peachland View Over the last few years, the Rotary Peace Concert series has become a summer Sunday tradition in Peachland. People have enjoyed music from classical all the way to West African drumming. This year, the Peachland Rotary Club will again provide this service to the community with three performances in July and two in August. The venue is the Rotary Pavilion at Heritage Park and music performances will start at 4 p.m. A simple food service will be available from 3 p.m. to the end of the concerts. The concerts open on July 13 with a performance by Marty Edwards and the Re-
vival. This group of musicians needs no introduction to Peachlanders since they have performed numerous times in our community. The band will play many of the most famous hits of the 60s and 70s era and like to involve the audience in their performances. Peachland is in for a treat! On July 20, a very different genre will be presented to the public: Alexandra Babbel and her youthful ensemble of Opera Kelowna will perform music from Mozart operas. Opera Kelowna is an ambitious project of Babbel, who is an internationally acclaimed opera singer. Her vision is to bring this art form to the Okanagan Valley and she works predominantly with young singers help-
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ing them along their careers. One does not have to be an opera fan to love and appreciate the wonderful music of probably the world’s most favourite composer. July 27 will see the performance of Fish on Five, a brass quintet whose repertoire covers a wide range from baroque to the Beatles. One may ask, “Why the funny name?” The members of the band, who have all been trained in classical music, not only share a passion for music, but also for fishing. Humourous and flexible, they also play blues, jazz, swing, and Latin.
Look forward to great fun from them! August performances begin on August 10 with Kelowna’s Dreamland Band, who had entertained Peachland audiences in previous years. Their mix of popular oldies in the big band style of Glenn Miller never fails to please the crowds and often animates the audience to dance. The concerts will be concluded on August 17 with the band Cod Gone Wild. This group’s performance last year was such a success that the club engaged them right away for an encore per-
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Celtic roots rock band that brought together musicians of diverse background to create a new and exciting Celtic sound. As in previous years, the concerts are free to the public. Rotary will feature some of its hu-
manitarian projects at certain concerts, most notably its ShelterBox initiative, which delivers immediate disaster relief to the world. Donations in support of these and other Rotary projects will be appreciated.
MAY 30, 2014
Victoria Day street fair was a success, despite lemons Patricia Day / Special to the Peachland View The Peachland legion can make lemonade out of lemons! In spite of undecided weather, no beer and no band, the street party was a success. Many Peachlanders and visitors enjoyed a hamburger, hotdog or a drink while sitting under the tents on 2nd Street. The monies raised this day come back into the community in various ways so it is a win-win situation for everyone. It became a celebration that all of the family could enjoy. Planning for next year will soon be under way. Branch #69 is looking for younger vets! Are you one? Your presence is needed for the upcoming Canada Day pa-
rade and Legion Week. Some members of the Colour Party can no longer take part in this event. Their hearts are there, but the rest of them says, “no can do.” If you are interested in becoming a member of the Colour Party or know someone who would like to join, please contact the office. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s participation in the First World War. It is a special date for the history of Peachland and it should be given the honour that it so richly deserves. It is hoped that everyone who has served Canada in one way or another will participate in Legion Week activities and in the Canada Day parade. New members will be initiated at the
general meeting on May 26. The meeting begins at 1930 hours. We hope to see you there. If you have not renewed your membership, you can do it now. That membership card is important to you and your legion. Does our office have your email address? If not, just email the legion at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Having your current email contact information is an important way that the branch may communicate with members and keep them up to date with the exciting events that are happening. The executive of Branch 69 has been undergoing training under the guidance of Barrie Hewer. The purpose of this exercise is to help establish goals and
to make a stronger executive in order to serve the membership better. Have you looked recently at the top of the building? If you have, you will see a new flag and that the signs have been replaced. The flag may now be raised and lowered without a ladder! The dart and snooker groups have all had their banquets and their season has come to a successful end. Members may still drop in for a friendly game. There is cribbage to be played at 1900 hours on Monday nights. It is a great way to spend time now that the re-runs are beginning on the TV. The restaurant is now open seven days a week and features Angie’s specials. We invite you to enjoy her Sunday breakfast.
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Things to consider before downsizing your home The decision to downsize a home is often bittersweet. Many couples who downsize their homes do so after raising a family. A home might be filled with memories, but downsizing a home helps couples save more money, and that financial flexibility often allows men and women to more fully enjoy their retirement. But in spite of the financial impact of downsizing a home, there’s more than just money at stake for homeowners thinking of downsizing their homes. The following are a handful of factors homeowners should consider before downsizing to a smaller home.
Real estate market
The real estate market can be a seller’s friend or foe. Many sellers have a sale price in mind when they decide to sell their home, but the real estate market can be fickle, so homeowners should do their research before putting their home up for sale. Will the current market make it easier for you to get the most for your home, or will you have to settle for less than you prefer? How fast are similar homes in your area selling? When studying the real estate market, it’s also a good idea to study the market for smaller homes. If you plan on moving into
a condominium but the market is not flush with properties, you might end up paying more than you want to for your new home, which might negate the savings you can expect from downsizing.
When downsizing to a smaller home, many couples realize their current furniture is unlikely to fit into a smaller home. That means couples will have to sell or donate their current furniture and then buy all new items for their new home. If it’s been a while since you purchased new furniture, you might be in for some sticker shock on your first visit to the furniture store. Another thing to consider regarding your furniture is which items you sim-
ply can’t live without. An antique dinner table might have been the centerpiece for your family holidays over the last several decades, but there’s no guarantee it will fit into your smaller home. You may want to pass this down to your son or daughter, but that’s only possible if he or she has the room for it. Before deciding to downsize, consider your attachment to certain items that you may or may not be able to take with you to your new home and the emotional toll that selling such items might take if you’re left with no other options.
Proximity to family
When downsizing to a smaller home, many couples move out of the suburbs and into cities or towns with more ready ac-
cess to culture and restaurants. While that accessibility is great, grandparents may find that it comes at the cost of less time with their grandchildren. That’s a steep price to pay for doting grandparents, and it may also impact your children if they frequently rely on grandma and grandpa for babysitting. Before downsizing, consider if you’re willing to move further away from your family. If not, you likely can still find a smaller home in close proximity to your current home and any nearby family members.
Many older men and women must also consider the effect that moving may have on their medical care. Downsizing to a home in the country may make it harder to
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maintain contact with your current physician, and rural areas typically have less medical practitioners than more densely populated towns and cities. In addition, if you have been visiting the same physician for years, you may not want to move and have to start all over again with a physician who is unfamiliar with your medical history. Consider how much maintaining your existing relationship with your physician means to you, and if your next home will provide the kind of access to medical care you’re likely to need. Downsizing a home is not just about moving into a smaller property. To ensure you’re making the right decision, many factors must be considered before downsizing.
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MAY 30, 2014
SPORTS & RECREATION | CLASSIFIEDS
Learn to swim during a Made in Peachland summer! It’s time to consider planning for those long, leisurely, hot summer days. Help your child develop a healthy lifestyle through swimming at Peachland’s own Swim Bay! Your child will learn to swim and stay safe in a fun environment that promotes a personal best and celebrates indi-
vidual success. Our small class sizes in the beautiful Okanagan Lake make it a unique “Made in Peachland” experience. Offering the Red Cross swim program, children in the beginner levels will focus on getting comfortable in the water, water safety and will learn progressions that will lead to stroke development in the higher levels. As the children progress,
they will learn both competitive and survival strokes, while building their distance and speed. Children will also learn about making safe decisions in, on and around the water. All levels of Red Cross preschool and Swim Kids are offered with programs running in two-week blocks from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily: • July 7 - 18;
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Interaction with an elder is something to cherish this week, Aries. Listen closely to the good advice you are offered, as it will pay dividends down the road.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, a new coworker may come to you with questions. This is your opportunity to serve as a mentor and use your experience to help the next generation.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, you are intent on purchasing an expensive item sometime this week, but make sure it can be returned. Hold on to the receipt and carefully survey your finances.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
It is time to get out of a rut, Cancer. Explore a new fashion choice or dine on a different type of ethnic food. The idea is to step out of your comfort zone.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, thoughts of returning to school may have floated around in your mind in the past. This week you are energized to investiage your educational options.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
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Your creativity is on display this week, Virgo. You have ideas, and you need to put your thoughts in motion, whether through an art project or entrepreneurial venture.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Your ability to compromise is a big asset in the workplace, Libra. This alone can propel your career to new heights. You’ll take a few steps in the right direction this week.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Your ability to stay informed helps you to feel in touch with your surroundings, Scorpio. You will enjoy socializing with friends this week and may host a gathering.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Do your best to turn a negative into a positive, Sagittarius. It may require a little creative thinking to pull this off, but you are up to the task. Start by smiling more often.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Family matters will fare better this week than business matters, Capricorn. Focus more of your energy on your home life than happenings at the office that are beyond your control.
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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, pay attention to all of the little details this week. If you can keep your eyes open, you may find new opportunities coming your way in the next few days.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, don’t let your emotions get the best of you when making an important decision this week. Let logic reign.
MAY 30, 2014
COMMUNITY | FAITH
Greetings from the future of vegetables, eggs, and honey Barb McGregor Special to the Peachland View Greetings from Section E: Vegetables, Eggs, and Honey! If that sounds like a hello from some futuristic food factory, you are not wrong. We are travelling into the future – but only to September’s Peachland Fall Fair. As you plant your garden, think about what you may enter this year. Perhaps you want to try some new novelty seeds like the carrots that are now available in a variety of colours – white,
yellow, and even purple. Or how about squash with wonderful names like “mini-red turban” or “speckled swan,” or even the current trendy veggies like kale and Swiss chard. A whole world of adventure awaits in the garden this year. The veggie section has two special $10 prize categories in which the entry requirements are a little different. Comic Figure Made Entirely with Vegetables: The entry guidelines read “vegetables and herbs used in creating your figure
may be from your own garden, your neighbour’s garden, and/or from your local farmer’s garden, as long as the produce used has been grown in our beautiful Okanagan Valley.” We invite participation by all ages in this creative category. Think Mr. Potato Head but without all the plastic parts. This is a fun project – just use veggies to make any creature you can imagine. Maybe this year’s fall fair theme – “Old West Flair” – will help get those ideas flowing. Vegetable Collection,
Six Varieties, Three of Each: The entry guidelines are the same as all the other categories in the vegetable section (except the comic figure category) and state “all vegetables should be grown by the exhibitor personally.” This category was originally created for those with smaller gardens who may have, for example, three perfect potatoes (instead of five) and three perfect green tomatoes (instead of six)… you get the idea. We invite those who are tending crops in community gardens
to also consider entering their possibly prize-winning produce in this category. To all gardening enthusiasts, owners of egg-producing hens, and beekeepers, we encourage you to get in the game and compete with your neighbours and friends. The fall fair is the climax to the gardening year and your opportunity to display the fruits of your labour. There are ribbons and prizes to be won, and bragging rights to be gained. There is a wealth of information on the
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
The message of God’s Not Dead defies Nietzsche Pastor Ed Skutshek Grace Lutheran Church I recently saw the movie God’s Not Dead. It’s a great movie. The hero of the movie is a young Christian man. He is a first year pre-law university student enrolled in an introductory philosophy course. The movie took me back to my university days and my introductory philosophy course. The movie’s title is based on a line or phrase in a book written by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche entitled The Gay Science, published in 1882. I read the book. One of the book’s characters, the “madman,” entered a busy market place and asked, “Where is God?” The crowd mocked the madman. In response he shouted, “God is dead! We have killed him, you and I.” The so-called madman is anyone who comes to the realization that our culture our society no longer truly believes in or even has a need for God. University life was a rude awakening for me. During my first year I studied philosophy, psychology, sociology, history and economics. It seemed that in all the lectures I heard and all the books I read, ridiculed faith in the divine, most particularly faith in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Faith was seen, at best, as a crutch that helped ignorant people cope with the mysteries of life, its ups and downs, and our eventual
death. Faith’s worst critics branded all religions as belief systems that justified and propped up mean and exploitative ruling classes and kept the poor in bondage to sin and to serving the upper classes. With Nietzsche they cried with one voice, “God is dead. Grow up. Move on!” The Gay Science, and the lecture that was given on it, were pivotal for me. I left the classroom with my mind spinning. What was I doing in this class? How was I to survive university life, believing what I believe? Is God really dead? I felt absolutely dejected. After that class I went into a washroom in the philosophy department. Carefully etched into a stall were these words: “Nietzsche is dead – God.” I experienced an emotional outburst as a burden was suddenly lifted from my shoulders. Didn’t the Apostle Paul write, “Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” (I Corinthians 1:20). Paul’s conclusion was based on God’s promise made through the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, who said, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” (Isaiah 29:14). Human beings constantly philosophize and theorize about the meaning of life, the nature of death and what happens after we die.
We argue about our behaviours and attitudes, which are right and which are wrong, which are moral and which are immoral. Yet, in the end, our experts in these areas perish. The dead lead the dying. I can already hear the response of many to these words. “Ha! You Christians are no different! All the authors of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are dead men.” Yes, all the human authors of the Bible are dead. However, their words paint a picture and make a promise. The Old Testament prophets declared that one day evil men and women would shout, “God is dead!” They promised the Son of God, human and divine,
would come. He would be conceived immaculately, a great preacher and teacher, a miracle worker, and an offering for our sin. He would suffer and die for our sin and rise to new life. He would make death a gateway to eternal life. On Good Friday they sentenced the Son of God to death. They mocked, crucified and killed him and then they put him in a tomb. The political and religious leaders shouted, “God is dead!” They put a Roman seal around the entrance to the tomb and posted a guard. Jesus did not stay dead. He arose. He made death a gateway to eternal life and promised to make all things new. He promised to resurrect something in
us through the proclamation of Bible’s words: faith in Father, Son and Holy Spirit; hope; and love. Come and see!
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Highway 97 Task Force Society Annual General Meeting
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