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Economic development committee working to attract medical director JOANNE LAYH

“We can’t offer any financial incentives to business. What can we do?” Fortin said, adding that some communities offer a free lease for a year or rent-free lodgings. However, After closing its doors more six months ago, Peachland’s only doctor’s office, Beach Ave- ensuing discussion suggested that any incentives would likely need to come through a non-profit society. nue Medical Clinic, remains shut. “I’m concerned about the financial arrangements. Can you put Attracting a medical director to take over the facility has proven Can you put your your finger on what the real financial problem is? Because communichallenging, so in an effort to recruit help with recruitment, earlier this finger on what year municipal council directed the Peachland Economic Development ties do have medical clinics so there must be a model that functions Committee (PEDC) to work with the Central Okanagan Development somehow. Why can’t we replicate such a model here?” Coun. Keith the real financial Committee to prepare a physician recruitment package for Peachland, Fielding said. and this week Rick Ingram, the PEDC chair, reported back to council issues around how many rooms are needed for each docproblem is? Because tor“There’s with an update at Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. for a clinic to be successful. There’s issues around demographics In his presentation to council, Ingram said the combined feedback and how that impacts how many clients can make it through a clinic communities do that came from consulting the exiting medical director and Geoff Schiin a day, as well as the financial arrangement between the individual erbeck of Doctors of BC created concern within the PEDC regarding have medical clinics doctors and the clinic to provide support for the clinic to operate and our clinic had been operating on a different model than most have the financial viability of the existing clinic model and the correspondso there must be a and it’s questionable how that would impact salaries of doctors and ing level of financial support that may be required. Ingram also said that would reduce how it could be attractive,” Ingram said. the decision of pharmacist and clinic landlord Wes Bedford to place model that functions whether “We really need to do a deeper financial analysis.” the facility up for sale complicated both the content and direction that As part of the recruitment package, the PEDC has concentrated PEDC efforts could take. somehow. Why can’t their efforts on developing an attraction brochure, which was pre“We can’t be seen to be assisting business in town directly,” Ingram said. sented to council for their consideration. The PEDC is also working we replicate such a to enhance Ingram said the sale also increased financial concerns as the new the web page. landlord would likely charge significantly higher rent than the current “The brochure is fairly generic for attracting anybody to Peachmodel here? arrangement. land,” Ingram said. - Councillor Keith Fielding Council also discussed what slogan should be used on the brochure. “I don’t know how much it’s complicated with the facility being up for sale. It now sort of means that if a medical director comes in, they “Is there a different, regularly used logo slogan for Peachland that kind of have to look at purchasing the entire building, which makes it would be more appropriate there?” Ingram said. “To have something, a different proposition than just taking over a lease on a facility and we used The Sweetest Spot Under the Sun, but if there is a more comrunning a clinic.” monly used one we can certainly change that.” Mayor Cindy Fortin expressed concern that someone could buy it and turn it into someCoun. Patrick Van Minsel, who is also the executive director of the Peachland Chamber of Commerce said for the past two years the chamber has been using In the Heart of the thing else. “I believe they’re only looking at a doctor at this point, but whether they change their Okanagan. “Because that’s where we are, in the heart of the Okanagan. Westbank First Namind in the future about that is up to the building owner. They are the ones that have done tion has the Heart of the Okanagan but we contacted them and they have no problems with all of the financial improvements in the clinic space, so it is in their interests to have it sold us using In the Heart of the Okanagan.” as a clinic,” Ingram said. Peachland council approved the brochure for distribution.


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Allan Duncan’s People’s Party campaign signs found vandalized JOANNE LAYH On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3 federal election hopeful Allan Duncan discovered that three of his political signs were spray painted in black with the word “fascist?” on each side. Duncan is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding. The signs were located near the bridge next to the Highway 97 in West Kelowna. Duncan says the RCMP were notified and the signs were removed.

“This is disappointing for me and hurtful to have such a vile label painted over my name and on my party’s sign. The PPC (People’s Party of Canada) is for freedom, personal responsibility, fairness and respect,” Duncan said. “Our supporters are Canadians concerned about the political situation in Canada and see the PPC as a location for themselves to engage the process of democracy. We have gathered support from the whole political spectrum and cherish the freedom we enjoy as Canadians, the opposite sentiment of the vandalism. We are committed to conserving liberty in our democracy.”


NOTICE OF PERMISSIVE TAX EXEMPTIONS The Council of the Corporation of the District of Peachland intends to adopt ‘2020 Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw Number 2268, 2019’ at a meeting of Council to be held October 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Peachland Community Centre, 4450 – 6th Street, Peachland, B.C. Pursuant to Section 227 (1) & (2) of the Community Charter, the following information is provided with regard to the Bylaw:

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Peachland United Church


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Parcel A, Block 4, Public Worship Plan 44, ODYD, DL490



St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

Lot 1, Plan KAP62699, Public Worship ODYD, DL 490




Peachland Baptist Church

Lots 12 & 13, DL 220, Public Worship ODYD, Plan 9704




Peachland Wellness Centre

Lot H, Plan 22267, ODYD, DL 490

A centre to facilitate the quality of life for groups & individuals residing in Peachland




Peachland Riding Club

Lot 17, Plan 410, ODYD, DL2538

Not-for-profit horse riding facility




District of Peachland Lot G, Plan KAP22267, Community crime Community Patrol ODYD, DL 490 prevention Office




Peachland Visitor Lot A, Plan KAP40524, Information Centre ODYD, DL 490 and Peachland Boys and Girls Club

A centre to promote tourism within Peachland; and to offer community and recreation opportunities and develop new services for children, youth and families in the municipality




Peachland District Lot A, Plan 38807, Retirement ODYD, DL 490 Society

A centre to promote activities for seniors




Maple Springs Bible Camp

Bible camp







12 Okanagan Regional Unit #40, Lot A, Not-for-profit library Library Plan KAP58976, services ODYD, DL 220, Except Plan KAP60348



13 Peachland Chamber Lot 3, Block 1, Plan A centre to promote of Commerce KAP44, ODYD, DL 490 economic development within Peachland




Willow tree reaching end of life


JOANNE LAYH A willow tree on Beach Avenue at the end of 3rd


Street is nearing end of life, a recent arborist report indicates. The report says a willow at the end of 3rd Street is hazardous. A level three tree risk assessment analysis was completed with ArborSonic 3D tomography and the readings indicate 64 per cent internal decay in the lower main trunk. “As this is a public park/

walkway that experiences significant wind events, the arborist recommended that this tree be removed,” Cheryl Wiebe, director of community services, wrote in her September department report to council. Wiebe says a succession tree was planted in the area knowing that the waterfront willows are nearing end of life.


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11 Peachland Branch Lot 6 & 7, Block 2, of the Royal Plan 44, DL 490 Canadian Legion

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Facing the storm TIM SHOULTS It’s hard to get the sense of just how big something is when you’re right in the middle of it. In the summer of 1987, a massive tornado passed right through Edmonton, Alta., killing dozens of people on its way through. My family lived on the other side of town, far from the main tornado. But a second funnel cloud started to form near us. When we saw the entire sky turn green and start to circle itself, we ran for the basement. It sounded like the end of the world was going on above us as we huddled there. But as the wind subsided and we emerged a half-hour later, all that was left was a lawn covered in golf-ball sized chunks of hail – not a sign in the sky of what we thought would be total disaster. Sometimes, when I look at my chosen trade of community media, I think about that. There’s no doubt we are in the midst of a storm. Will it sweep us aside or pass us by? This week, as we celebrate National Newspaper Week, it’s a good time to contemplate that storm, and our place in it. When people ask me how the newspaper business is doing – and when they do, they often use that same tone of voice you hear when you’re asked about an aging relative who’s been in the hospital – I usually answer with one word: “Exciting!” Yes, sometimes I may add “And terrifying!” to that, depending on the day. But even on those days, it’s an amazing time to be in our line of work. We’ve got more readers than ever – nearly 9 out of 10 Canadians read community media between print and digital every week, according to the latest research from News Media Canada. And we have more ways than ever to reach them. When breaking news happens in our community, we can write a story, post it to our website and link to it on social media, add some video and maybe even make a podcast about it, while at

the same time printing thousands of copies of it on recycled trees and put it at thousands of doorsteps the next morning. The problem is how it all gets paid for. The local advertising dollars which support that local journalism, are being sucked up by two massive foreign corporations – Facebook and Google. Between them, they take 75 per cent of the online advertising revenue in Canada. There’s no doubt the power of Facebook and Google have to reach local people in the community. But you won’t see a reporter from Google in your city council chambers. And Facebook won’t sponsor your community’s campaign to build that new arts centre. And it’s not just our business model that’s been disrupted. The local businesses who support us with their advertising also face disruption from that same media. Ask any retailer who’s seen someone come into their store to look at a product, then pull out their phone and order that product from Amazon right in front of them. The definition of community has changed dramatically. It used to be defined simply by geography. Now the internet and the rise of social media has redefined community to be anyone, connected anywhere by shared interest. But geographic community – where we choose to live – still matters. And it needs support. Reading local, and making deliberate choices to shop local, is how to do it. That’s our shelter from the storm. So on this National Newspaper Week, please go to our new website,, to sign a pledge of support and send a message—to Canadian businesses, advertisers, to all levels of government, to newspaper journalists and all Canadians—that what we do matters, now more than ever. Thanks for your support, and for the privilege of supporting our community by telling its stories. Tim Shoults is Operations Manager of Aberdeen Publishing, which publishes Kamloops This Week and seven other community newspapers in B.C. and Alberta.

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Props to troupe of artists who took the time to update the mural on Beach Avenue I just wanted to offer up a big thank you to the troupe of artists who took the time to refurbish, refinish and rejuvenate the mural at the south end of Beach Avenue this summer.

It looks fantastic and I hope that the original artist, Robyn Lake, is in agreement on the amazing job that the group has done. I really appreciate their efforts! L M Walter, Peachland

MOTI has chosen “worst possible location” for an interchange The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has been studying four-laning through Peachland since the mid 80s and have likely spent enough on ‘studies’ to have built most of it. I’m not a layman regarding highway, bridge and overpass construction as I was a civil and structural contractor that tendered and constructed these works for MOTI and other provincial and federal entities. From my perspective, MOTI deliberately scuttled the ship to put off construction for another couple decades. How does one go about convincing the public that a project they want should be delayed and at the same time make them feel good about the decision? The majority of Peachland residents do not want the existing highway through down-


town four-laned. MOTI was well aware of this, so did they deliberately fudge their designs to make four-laning of the existing a viable choice? Costs to construct a highway through an existing municipality are always much more expensive than through an open area, yet not here. As new highway construction can’t disturb any riparian areas such as Okanagan Lake, this means four-laning the existing highway would require kilometers of blasting with nowhere close by to dispose of the rock and expropriation of every residence adjacent to the existing highway. This is not cheap yet somehow this option became MOTI’s number one choice? The proposed four-laning does not stop at Antlers Beach yet all of MOTI’s plans do. I won-

der why? Instead of locating the interchange required for an upper route bypass at Greata Ranch, where costs would be dramatically less due to topography, MOTI located it in the absolute worst location possible, on the steep hillside just south of Antlers. On top of this obvious blunder, to meet provincial highway grade


standards, this Antlers location also requires a giant cut (drilling and blasting) up to 45 meters high and kilometers long, a few kilometers north. This cut would not exist

if the interchange was located at Greata. It is the only logical location and I dare anyone at MOTI to show me otherwise. Was this Antlers Beach interchange location chosen by

the Marx Brothers or was there an ulterior motive in making four-laning of the existing appear to be a more viable option? My two cents. Dave Calla, Peachland


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LOCAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: Send information for your Peachland event to The Peachland Wellness Centre is hosting a new program called Expressive Dance. Expressive Dance is for every body. Bring yourself, a willingness to move and have fun every Friday 11 am to 12 pm. Harbour House Yoga Please note class schedule has shifted. Monday through Friday classes are available between 6 am and 7 pm, Saturday 9 am and 10:30 am ,and Sunday 10 am. For full schedule please visit: Peachland Art Gallery is invited the public to the opening of Heidi Thompson’s exhibition The Light Within You on Saturdays 12 to 3 pm. The exhibition features an art installation consisting of light-filled mono and multi-chromatic paintings

MONDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre  INDOOR WALKING  8-9 am  Community Centre PICKLEBALL   (3.5-3.5) 9:05 am-11 am Community Centre DAWN BOYS YOGA  8:30-9:30 am  Karma contact for location 250-878-6342 VARIETY SINGERS  9:30 am 50+ Activity Centre  TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY  9:30 am 50+ Activity Centre  LADIES MONDAY MORNING COFFEE  10-11 am  Peachland Wellness Centre  ASHTANGA YOGA   10-11 am  Community Centre PICKLEBALL   (1.0-2.5) 11 am -1 pm Community Centre TAI CHI  Noon  50+ Activity Centre  by donation  ZUMBA GOLD  11:15 am -12:15 pm Community Centre MEDITATION GROUP  11:30 am-12:30 pm  Peachland Wellness Centre Check for location Starts again Oct 28   PICKLEBALL (1.0-2.5) 1-3 pm Community Centre NEEDLE ARTS/QUILTING  1:15 pm 50+ Activity Centre  BRIDGE   1:15 pm 50+ Activity Centre  ENERGY BURN 3:45 pm -4:30 pm Community Centre ZUMBA GOLD   4:30-5:30 pm $5 drop in 50+ Activity Centre PICKLEBALL   (3.5) 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Community Centre

MINI BATTERS T-BALL 4:30-5:15 pm registered Cousins Park  SPIN, CORE, STRETCH  5:15 pm-6:15 pm  Community Centre KARATE CLASS  6 pm-7 pm  Peachland Little Schoolhouse  YOUTH BOXING CLUB  6 pm-8 pm  4th St Place  PICKLEBALL   (all levels) 6:30 pm-9 pm Community Centre WOOD CARVERS  7 pm 50+ Activity Centre  YOGA 8 am & 10 am 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm Harbour House Yoga

TUESDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre  KCR COMMUNITY RESOURCES IMMIGRANT SERVICES  Every third Tuesday of the month, by appointment. Call 250-763-8008 Ext. 151  Hosted by the Peachland Wellness Centre FLOW YOGA  9-10 am 4th Street Place  MID-WEEK STUDY AND CONVERSATION COFFEE  9:30 am  St. Margaret’s Anglican Church  THERAPEUTIC YOGA LEVEL 2  10-11 am  Community Centre  CAPC CREATIVE PLAYTIME  (0-6 yrs), 10 am-noon Community Centre  CARPET BOWLING  10 am  50+ Activity Centre COMPUTER LITERACY  10-11 am, by appt: 250-767-0141 Peachland Wellness Centre FUNCTIONAL FULL 60   10:30-11:30 am 4th Street Place THERAPEUTIC YOGA LEVEL 1  11:30 am,- 12:30 pm  Community Centre AA  Noon-1 pm 50+ Activity Centre 

inspired by Mark Rothko’s famous non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas. Refreshments will be served and the artist will be in attendance. The exhibition runs until Nov. 3. Peachland Art Gallery is pleased to present Stories Around Our Historic Schoolhouse by Richard Smith on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7pm. with a wine and cheese reception to follow. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Peachland Art Gallery from Tuesday to Saturday 9:00- 4 pm. and Sunday 10-4 pm. Get your tickets early as there are only 50 available.

PICKLEBALL (3.75+) 1-3 pm Community Centre MEN’S COFFEE & CRIB  1 pm-2:45 pm   Everyone welcome Peachland Wellness Centre MAHJONG  1:15 pm 50+ Activity Centre   POWER UP & OPEN GYM  Grade 4-5, 3-6 pm Boys and Girls Club LINE DANCING  4:30 pm, Intro 50+ Activity Centre LINE DANCING  5:30 pm 50+ Activity Centre ZUMBA   5:30 pm-6:30 pm 4th Street Place  POUNDL   6:45 pm-7:45 pm Community Centre PICKLEBALL DROP-IN   $3.50 (all levels) 8 -9:30 pm Community Centre YOGA 8 am & 10 am Harbour House Yoga

WEDNESDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre  INDOOR WALKING  8 am-9 am Community Centre  DAWN BOYS YOGA  8:30 am-9:30 am Karma contact for location 250-878-6342 STRETCH, BALANCE & CORE  8 am, $5 drop in 50+ Activity Centre  Bring mat, beginners welcome PICKLEBALL   (1.0-2.5) 9:05-11 am Community Centre 50+ FITNESS  9:15 am $5 drop in, bring mat 50+ Activity Centre FREERIDE SPIN  9:30-10:15 am Community Centre BARGAIN BIN  9:30 am-3 pm  Peachland United Church 

WELLNESS CIRCLE 10 am-11:30 am,  2nd and 4th Wed. of each month Peachland Wellness Centre DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP  10 am-11:30 am  Peachland Wellness Centre  To register: 250-767-0141  COFEE BEAN  10:30 am  50+ Activity Centre PICKLEBALL DROP-IN   (3.0+) 11 am-1 pm Community Centre PICKLEBALL   (3.0-3.5) 1-3pm Community Centre CHESS  1 pm 50+ Activity Centre  BRIDGE   1:15 pm 50+ Activity Centre   SUNSHINE SINGERS  1:15 pm-2:15 pm  Peachland Wellness Centre  MINI KICKERS SOCCER   4-4:45 pm Cousins Park TWEEN DINNER NIGHT  Grades 4-7, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm $3/session or $10/month  Boys and Girls Club SPIN, CORE, STRETCH  5:15-6:15 pm  Community Centre CLOG DANCING  6 pm-7 pm 50+ Activity Centre  KARATE CLASS  6 pm-7 pm  Peachland Little Schoolhouse  YOUTH BOXING CLUB  6 pm-8 pm 4th St Place  LIONS DEN MEETING  7 pm 4440 5th St.  every 2nd & 4th Wed Gary 250-767-3491  CENTRAL OKANAGAN MODEL RAILWAY COMPANY GROUP  7 pm Peachland Museum  YOGA 8 am & 10 am 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm Harbour House Yoga

Peachland Art Gallery is hosting The Pastel/Coloured Pencil Series with Brenda Grate. the program start on Saturday 19 Oct and run till 23 Nov. at the Little Schoolhouse. This beginner series is open to all adults who wish to learn to paint with this media. Please see for info or call Sharon at 250-767-6556 Peachland Artisan Indoor The markets will run on the following Saturdays: Oct. 19, Nov. 9 & 30 and Dec. 14. Each market will again be held in the Peachland Visitor Centre with no admission fee and will run from 10:30 am – 3 pm. There will be a special Christmas market held on Nov. 30 with additional vendors added to the mix.

THURSDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm  Community Centre  BARGAIN BIN  9:30 am-3 pm  Peachland United Church  TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS   9:15 am at The Peachland Legion. Hosted by Peachland Wellness Centre Beginners welcome  BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  10 am-12 pm Peachland Wellness Centre  PICKLEBALL   (3.5) 10:30 -12:30 pm Community Centre FUNCTIONAL FULL 60   10:30-11:30 am 4th Street Place IRON & SILK  10:45 am  50+ Activity Centre  ROTARY CLUB PEACHLAND  Noon-1:30 pm Gasthaus on the Lake  Everyone welcome  AA  Noon-1 pm 50+ Activity Centre  PICKLEBALL   (3.75+) 1-3 pm Community Centre ENERGY FOR WELLNESS  1 pm-3 pm  3rd Thursday of each month Peachland Wellness Centre UKELELE  1:15 pm  50+ Activity Centre  TEEN DROP IN   Grade 8+ 4 pm-8 pm, free Boys and Girls Club  MEAT DRAW  4 pm-5 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69 HIIT FIT  5:30 pm-6:30 pm 4th Street Place PICKLEBALL DROP-IN (all levels) 6:30-9:30 pm Community Centre BINGO  6:45 pm  50+ Activity Centre  (doors open 5:30 pm)  YOGA 8 am & 10 am 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm Harbour House Yoga

FRIDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre INDOOR WALKING  8-9 am  Community Centre  50+ FIT/STRETCH 9:15 am, $5 drop in, bring mat 50+ Activity Centre  FLOW YOGA  9 am-10 am 4th Street Place  BARGAIN BIN  9:30 am-3 pm  Peachland United Church THERAPEUTIC YOGA  (Level 2) 10 am-11am  Community Centre   LIBRARY FALL STORY  11:20 am-Noon Peachland Library CAPC CREATIVE PLAYTIME  (0-6 yrs) 10 am-noon Community Centre  EXPRESSIVE DANCE  11 am- Noon Residences on 6th Hosted by The Peachland Wellness Centre PASSION 4 ART  Noon-4 pm 50+ Activity Centre PICKLEBALL   (3.0-3.5) 1 -3 pm a Community Centre CANASTA  1 pm 50+ Activity Centre LADIES COFFEE & CRIB  1 pm-2:45 pm  Peachland Wellness Centre   LEGO TIME (ALL AGES)  3 pm-4 pm Peachland Library FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS  Grade 4-7 4 pm-8 pm, free Boys and Girls Club YOGA 8 am & 10 am Harbour House Yoga

SATURDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre  DAWN BOYS YOGA  8:30 am-9:30 am  $10 drop in Heritage Park Peachland

BARGAIN BIN 9:30 am-3 pm  Peachland United Church  CARPET BOWLING  10 am 50+ Activity Centre MEAT DRAW  3-5 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69  DROP IN   Grade K-7 1 pm-5 pm, free Boys and Girls Club

SUNDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am-10 pm Community Centre  SUNDAY BREAKFAST  8 am-11 am  (no long weekends) Peachland Wellness Centre  PEACHLAND UNITED  Service 10 am Peachand United Church  ST. MARGARET’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WORSHIP  10 am  St. Margaret’s Church  EMMANUEL CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE  10 am Emmanuel Church, West Kelowna  PEACHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH  Service 10:30 am Fellowship 11:30 am PICKLEBALL   (2.5-3.5) 12-2 pm Community Centre THE PEACHLAND WALKING CLUB   1 pm For details visit UKULELE  1:15 pm 50+ Activity Centre PICKLEBALL   (3.75) 2-4 pm Community Centre MEAT DRAW  2 pm-4 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69 MUSICAL JAMMERS  2 pm-4 pm 2nd and 4th Sundays  4th Street Place Presented by the Peachland Wellness Centre  PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH  Sunday worship 2 pm St. Margaret’s Anglican Church

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is to eventually have extinction. Since, planet Earth cannot sustain unlimited growth, then, contrary to the belief of the growth proponents, the Okanagan cannot survive endless growth. The most important factor in the equation of growth is carrying capacity. Carrying capacity is the balance point or equilibrium in maintaining life-sustaining, air, water, flora and fauna everywhere. Growth may appear to

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It is destructive to the environment that the champions of growth such as the self-centered corporate business leaders remain obsessed and drunk on growth, profit and exploitive market system values. And, it is highly irresponsible for them to lead and propel the public on a growth trip faster and faster toward the barrier of carrying capacity, without having an action plan to apply the brakes on their growth binge be-

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Peachland cowgirl Shenelle Neyedli finishes first in shooting at rodeo SANDY CHEVALLIER

PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB Last weekend the Peachland Riding Club hosted our 12th annual High School Rodeo, which saw excellent participation with 67 high school and junior high competitors from as far north as Quesnel and as far south as Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Competition started on Friday morning with a small bore shooting event held at the Summerland Sportsman’s Association Shooting Range in Gar-

nett Valley. Six high school competitors and one junior high competitor took part in two rounds of different target shoots and when all was complete our own Peachland cowgirl (and national finals qualifier) Shenelle Neyedli finished ahead of all shooters in both go-rounds. All remaining competitions were held at the beautiful Peachland Riding Club grounds on Princeton Ave. On Friday events continued with cutting horse, reined cow horse competitions and the queen event.

Our rodeo continued throughout the weekend with many events including barrel racing, roping events, steer wrestling and some bull riding. The competition, sportsmanship and talented horsemanship from these young athletes was phenomenal. This was the last rodeo on the fall circuit and at the end of the weekend all around champions were declared. The junior girls all-around champion buckle was won by Isabella King from Vernon and the junior boys all-around

champion buckle was presented to Corben Marchiel from Salmon Arm. In the high school division, the all-around cowgirl award went to Taya Hamming from Vernon. Hamming was awarded a beautiful trophy buckle and a $250 Larry Chevallier memorial scholarship. The high school all-around cowboy champion was Carson Payton from Monte Creek. Payton also won a buckle and for the fourth year in a row, was awarded a $250 Larry Chevallier memorial scholarship, which brings his total to $1,000 in scholarship money at the Peachland High School Rodeo alone! Another $300 Okanagan Rodeo Club scholarship was presented to past Peachland Riding Club and High School Rodeo member Ali Lantz from Oliver. Lantz is a former B.C., Canadian and National Finals Rodeo qualifier


SHENELLE NEYEDLI TAKES a shot. and is now attending Selkirk College in the Fish & Wildlife Program. Over the years, our Okanagan Rodeo Club scholarship fund has paid out $4,600 in scholarships. The Larry Chevallier memorial scholarship will have paid competitors over $4,000 when the final cheques are released to the recipients upon graduation. We also had some injuries this weekend, so we truly appreciate the quick efforts of our emergency


medical people on hand. St Johns Ambulance, Peachland Fire Department first responders and BC Ambulance all played an important role for two injured riders, one bull rider and one roper, who both ended up in emergency with serious concussions. Both riders were wearing helmets and our bull rider also wore a safety vest. We are grateful they are both recovering and will be back ready for competition at the spring rodeos.


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Candidate Q&A: Sustainable retirement system


The Peachland View asked the five candidates running for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding in the federal election the following question: “What would your government do to ensure our retirement system is sustainable?” Below are their responses.

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From the Mayor’s Desk – UBCM 2019: No high-line bypass


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MAYOR CINDY FORTIN Hello fellow Peachlanders. Along with the start of the busy fall season comes the big annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference for local government officials. This year the conference was held in Vancouver. The theme was “Resiliency and Change.” “Big or small, rural or urban, our communities are experiencing change on an unprecedented rate. From climate change to economic pressures, local governments are on the front lines managing the local impact of complex issues.” (UBCM 2019) The five-day conference was attended by local government delegates from nearly 200 communities and regional districts around the province. There were a multitude of study and policy sessions, forums and clinics, as well as nearly 300 community resolutions and networking opportunities. Special sessions included the Mayors’ Caucus, the Municipal Insurance Association’s AGM, Small, Mid and Large Sized Communities forums, and more. Some of the many topics included: Prioritizing Emergency Management; Tools, Funding and Resources for

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Local Governments; The Opioid Crisis; Reconciliation -- Moving Forward Together; Strong Community Infrastructure; Poverty and Homelessness; Ride Hailing: What Local Governments Can Expect. UBCM also provides the opportunity for one-on-one government appointments with ministers and staff of various provincial ministries. Not all the meetings that are requested are accepted, as they are inundated with requests, but we did get three. They were with Minister George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Strategy, regarding invasive zebra and quagga mussels, a joint Peachland/West Kelowna meeting with staff of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), regarding “Trail 2000”, and a one-on-one meeting with the Minister Claire Trevena of MOTI, regarding the “preferred options” for Highway 97 recently revealed by the ministry. This is not the first time we’d met with Minister Trevena, but it was definitely one of the most important conversations, after being presented with MOTI’s Phase I Final Report: Highway 97 Peachland Transportation Planning Study. The idea that they may build a bypass that would cut right through the hillside of our community, is unthinkable. (They no longer call it a bypass, but rather, “alternative route.”) We implored them to revisit their preferred options, as well as to hold a public open house for community input prior to making their final decision. Out of the meeting came good news and bad news. The good news is that Minister Trevena did agree that a public open house by MOTI should take place prior to them making their final decision. The disappointing news is that she made it quite clear that they would not be revisiting the issue of a highline bypass, that it was not going to happen due to the exorbitant cost, environmental impacts, Indigenous rights, and other issues. She seemed fully informed about the issue, and was unbending about their decision. They did acknowledge council’s objection to the two preferred options for the alternative route, as well as the online one. While I don’t have the ability to predict what the outcome will be, I do strongly doubt they will be building any type of bypass or alternate route in the near future. Not this government, anyway. I have no personal knowledge of what their final decision will be, but I don’t believe they will agree to spending the kind of money

and resources needed to do any of the preferred options, fully. What I do think will happen is a number of improvements to the existing highway, including a traffic light at Trepanier. I know this is extremely disappointing to the many people who have worked diligently to bring the bypass issue to the forefront over the last 20-plus years, including the Highway 97 Task Force Society, as well as to the many councils that have rallied in support of a bypass over the years. I wouldn’t say a highline bypass is dead in the water, but for this moment in time, it’s not in their planning. If they do hold true to their word and hold a public open house prior to making their final decision, I would encourage as many citizens as possible to get out to examine their plans, ask questions, and provide input. No date for that open house has yet been announced. The conference wrapped up with an address by Premier Horgan. You can watch the video tape of his speech, as well as others, on the UBCM 2019 website:


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Snowbirds need to safeguard their houses before heading south There are a few simple measures that can make it difficult for thieves to victimize residents GARY HEDGE, PEACHLAND bour, family member or friend pick up your mail. COMMUNITY POLICE Peachland has a high number of snowbirds and, as winter approaches, homeowners need to start thinking about safeguarding their homes while they are away enjoying the sunny south. Our volunteer members repeatedly observe how obvious it is that people are away from their residences during the winter months. Just a few simple measures can make it difficult for thieves to victimize our residents. • Do not post on social media that you are going away. Also, do not post pictures of your trip, as it makes your home a target. Use email if you want to send pictures to friends and family; • Ask someone you trust to watch over your home. If your mail is delivered to your house, have a neigh-

Alternatively, have your mail forwarded to a different address or have Canada Post hold it until you arrive home. Arrange to have your lawn mowed during the summer and your driveways and sidewalks shovelled during the winter. Have them park their cars on your driveway and have them use your garbage or recycling bins. Make your house look lived in; • Plug one or more of your lamps into manual or electronic timers and program them to turn on and off in the evenings. You can also install a motion detector security light in your yard to scare off intruders. Leave lights on over all exterior doors; • If your home is monitored by a security company, let them know the dates you will be away so if a home alarm sensor is triggered they will in-


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vestigate; • Take pictures and make a list of your valuables. Photos are invaluable should you need to make an insurance claim; • Contact your insurance broker to let them know what your plans are. They will explain the vacancy rules of your insurance policy and will tell you what to do to keep your policy active while you’re gone. Some insurance policies require that someone enters your home every 24 hours. When you leave, take a copy your house insurance policy and broker’s contact information, just in case; and • If you have exterior cameras on your house, adjust the settings so that if a camera is triggered it will send the alert to the individual who is monitoring your house. These are very simple measures that any home-

owner can do. They are very effective in preventing you from being a victim of crime. Thieves are targeting

smaller towns as they know people are not safeguarding their property like individuals would do in larger cities.

As residents of Peachland, let’s make it difficult for them to victimize us. These crimes can be prevented. We can do better.

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