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Economic activity in Peachland could see an increase over the summer months if more commercial charters take advantage of a new pick up and drop off area to be established at the day use wharf. Peachland council’s decision this week to establish a 15-minute time limit at the day use wharf is expected to reduce wait times and allow for all kinds of commercial charters to pick up and drop off passengers at the day wharf. The decision follows a request made to council last month by Okanagan Lake Tooner’s Patio Boat Charters, a company that would like to pick up and drop off passen-
gers at the day use wharf. The charter company originally requested an exclusive area to use, but following discussions with district staff found a shared 15-minute zone to also be acceptable. The district’s director of operations Doug Allin estimated the cost to establish the area and post some signs to be in the area of $500. Since the zone will be available to the public as well as other commercial charters, council decided that it would be unfair to pass that cost along to Tooner’s. The pick up and drop off area was approved on a one-year trial basis, after which time council may revisit the decision and iron out any kinks.
“I feel that the big problem is going to be enforcement,” Councillor Kerbes told his colleagues at the committee of the whole meeting. The exact location of the pick up and drop off area is yet to be determined. Staff originally suggested the wharf along the northwest side of the breakwater since it would allow easy access in and out. However, Councillor Shierbeck suggested that the north side, while rougher, might be more appropriate as it provides a better sightline and could be safer for passengers. Allin is expected to consult further with Tooner’s before making a decision about the location.
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In Brief by Joanne Layh
Brent Road/Trepanier OCP public hearing
The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has rescheduled a public hearing about the Brent Road/Trepanier Official Community Plan (OCP) for April 23. The hearing, originally scheduled to take place in February, will allow for public input on Brent Road/ Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303. The OCP is intended to provide guidance about what kind of possible future development, if any, is appropriate and sustainable for the areas over the long-term. The OCP will also incorporate environmental development permit requirements that currently do not apply to the Brent Road/Trepanier area. The OCP area includes the Brent Road and Trepanier neighbourhoods outside the District of Peachland, including Trepanier Road, Maxwell Road, Star Place
and portions of Trepanier Provincial Park within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The Crystal Mountain Ski Resort area is not included in the OCP. The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23 in the Woodhaven board room at the Regional District of Central Okanagan office located at 1450 KLO Road in Kelowna.
Water systems information open houses
The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) has scheduled two open houses regarding water system changes for residents in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. RDCO staff will offer information and answer questions regarding the recently approved water rate restructuring and consumption-based billing for its water systems in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The changes impact the Killiney Beach, Westshore,
Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun and Star Place/Dietrich water systems. Staff will also provide information regarding water conservation, water meters and recent grants for capital projects and infrastructure improvements. The Star Place/Dietrich System open house will take place on Wednesday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 4902 Star Place. The Killiney Beach, Westshore, Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun open house is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Killiney Beach Community Hall located at 516 Udell Road.
Rick Hansen relay and community celebration
To coincide with the upcoming Rick Hansen anniversary relay, a community celebration has been organized for Wednesday, May 2 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Swim Bay. The celebration will include a cake cutting, a Peachland Lion’s wheelchair dedication and entertainment. The District of Peachland is currently seeking local entertainment for the celebration. The deadline to submit proposals is April 20. The relay celebrates the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion world tour to increase accessibility and raise funds to help find a cure for spinal cord injury.
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The multi-family Hangingstone development that has been stalled since 2006 hit upon another delay this week, when council tabled third reading of a zoning amendment bylaw until after April 24, when the district will receive a report from their consultant about affordable housing. In 2006 Peachland council passed first and second reading of a zoning bylaw amendment for what was then a 100-unit project. Several months later council adopted a motion to suspend all development within the lower Princeton area until an area sector plan (ASP) could be completed, leaving the project stalled until September of 2011, when the last council finally adopted the lower Princeton ASP. However, since the developer’s original application, Continued on page 3
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Hangingstone tabled Peachland council established an affordable housing policy direction that now requires developers to provide 10 per cent housing. As a result, the developer returned to council after the completion of the ASP with revised plans that now offer 10 per cent affordable housing and 10 per cent bonus density units, bringing the scale of the project up to 120 units. Those plans were accepted in February of this year when council rescinded the second reading that was passed in 2006 and gave second reading to the bylaw with an amendment that provides for the additional units. However since then council has begun to rethink the wisdom of that decision and is currently entertaining the idea of scrapping the additional units and returning to the original proposal,
primarily because the original plan was found to be profoundly more attractive and slightly less dense. “He took a delightful structure and turned it into a precinct ghetto,” Councillor Condon said at this week’s committee of the whole meeting. “For the sake of a good-looking building at almost the entrance of Peachland, I’d rather suck it up, as they say [and forsake the affordable housing units].” Councillor Hall was also in favour of returning to a 100-unit plan. However, the idea did not have the support of Councillor Shierbeck. “We are changing the parameters midstream…I think it is unfair to the developer.” Council will revisit the bylaw after receiving a report from their consultant later this month.
Regular council highlights by Erin Hayman Sewer Rates Bylaw Amendment No. 2021, 2012 Council gave final reconsideration and adopted Sewer Rates Bylaw No. 1935 Amendment Bylaw No. 2021, 2012. This amendment changes the fees and charges schedule to be in line with actual sewer flows recorded from the regional district. Residents will see an increase of $4.14 per quarter on their utility bills. Municipal Police Unit Agreement Council passed a resolution to authorize the execution of the Municipal Police Unit Agreement. The Municipal Police Unit Agreement (MPUA) sets out the terms and conditions for policing in Peachland for the next 20 years, and provides for the district to set objectives, priorities and goals for the MPU. The District will be responsible for 70 per cent of contract costs, plus accommodation costs, prisoner expenses, and support staff costs. Strategic Community Investment Funds Agreement The Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Funds Agreement proposes to restructure the small community grants, making the funds available to communities earlier that originally committed. The SCI funds do not represent additional funding. They are temporary restructuring of transfer payments aimed at stimulating growth and providing greater certainty to local governments.
Economic Impact Assessment – in camera information release Council authorized the release of in camera information regarding the economic impact assessment report prepared by Vann Struth Consulting and Eric Vance & Associates. The public presentation of the economic impact analysis will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the community centre. An executive summary, as well as the complete report will be posted on the district’s website effective April 12. Hard copies of the executive summary will also be available from the district office effective the same date, and at the presentation. Everyone is invited to attend, and there will be an opportunity for questions of the consultants, Jamie Vann Struth and Eric Vance following the presentation. Day use wharf – pick up and drop off usage Council passed a resolution allowing for a designated area for a 15-minute drop off and pick up usage of the day use wharf for all boaters. April 24, 2012 regular council meeting The April 24th, 2012 regular council meeting will be held at 1 p.m. rather than at 7 p.m. to allow council members the opportunity to participate in the regional Southern Interior Local Government Association Convention. The COTW meeting will commence at the usual time of 9 a.m.
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Peak into the Past
pril 15 through 22 is National Volunteer Week. We should all take this time to reflect on the incredible contributions volunteers make in ensuring healthy communities and to express how much their efforts are appreciated. Through the hard work and dedication of volunteers we all enjoy a much happier and vibrant lifestyle. We do not live in a perfect world and as such many communities, people and animals need our help and it is impossible for the government to meet every need. The efforts of over 13 million volunteers nationwide help make Canada an incredible place to live. These 13 million volunteers log over two billion hours annually in a variety of ways, all vital and essential to maintaining a healthy community. Volunteers are enthusiastic, energetic people who want to make a difference. They come from every walk of life, live in every community and are your friends and neighbours. Volunteering takes hard work, time, energy and sometimes money, so why do it? People volunteer for many reasons, the top three being to make a contribution to their community, to make use of personal skills and experiences and having personally been affected by a cause. We can make a difference, and we can make the world a better place. The benefits of volunteering are endless. You can make new friends, gain skills and experience, and build confidence. It provides you with a feeling of satisfaction to know you were able to get something accomplished and that you can help another person. An added bonus is, statistics have suggested, that individuals who volunteer usually lead more satisfying lives than people who don’t volunteer. All of us should take this time to personally thank the many volunteers in our own community for their selfless contributions that ensure we retain the quality of life we’ve grown to expect. You can let someone know how much their efforts are appreciated simply by saying thank you, buying them a cup of coffee, or giving a small token of appreciation to an organization in our community. I feel strongly in giving back to the community, and now that I am officially a Peachland Lion, I look forward to meeting more of you at community events this year. As a parent, I know how important it is for my child to see me engaged in the community. I take her to as many events as I can and encourage her to participate with my fellow volunteers and me. I feel it helps build her self-esteem and demonstrates the importance of helping others, which I hope becomes a lifelong commitment on her behalf. Here in Peachland there are many organizations, too many to name, who would appreciate and need your help. I invite you to take a few minutes to have a look at the Volunteer Guide in this week’s issue of the View, and explore the many opportunities it offers. I’m sure the many clubs, groups and organizations listed would appreciate your assistance. by Constance Roth
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Quiet down, get better informed Madam Editor, It appears that a meeting will be held with council about smart meters on Tuesday. Why are two uninformed citizens making a fuss about RF signals that are no stronger than a host of other accepted instruments and household appliances such as cell phones, TV’s, and even the old fashioned radios used 70 years ago? Right now, Peachland council will be idiots if they participate in this so-called debate. Firstly, Peachland water meters that no one wanted were installed
without consideration of RF signals. If the water meters were not of the RF type we would be employing meter readers at additional cost. All of a sudden a bunch of uninformed stirrers try to make a big issue about nothing. My advice is quiet down and get better informed about these innovations. Having been in the electrical industry for over 45 years there is no reason to get excited. Mick Read, Peachland
Let’s get rumble strips, please! We have been driving on Hwy 97 and down Drought Hill for the past six years on an almost daily basis. My wish is for rumble strips under the non-existent paint lines. We have been on many roads in B.C. that have this feature in the pavement/concrete and it lets drivers know when they are veering out of their lane, like a
lot of drivers seem to do when they are in the passing lane heading north. Those of us that drive through Washington State on their way south will notice that almost every highway has this safety feature. Why they don’t think to do it on our hill is beyond me. Johanna Howard, Peachland
Doggie doo assumptions A few things you may not know about me: I am the person who picks up after other people’s dogs when I find a “mess” on a well traveled path; I am the person who picks up garbage on the street and keeps it until I find a place for it; I am the person who prefers to walk my dog where there are numerous garbage cans along the way so I don’t need to carry a full bag with me for too long. I like to keep areas clean, and take pride in the fact that I do. So, when I want to walk a quick loop around my neighbourhood with my dog, and I put her “mess” in a bag wouldn’t it be nice if I was given the benefit of the doubt that I will pick it up on my way
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back? Yes, it is my dog and I do clean up after her, but it would be nice if I could leave the bag there for pick up 15 minutes later. After all I do to clean up, it would be nice not to be immediately judged as one of those dog owners who don’t pick up their dogs’ business. Let’s face it - if I had planned to leave it there I would have never bagged it in the first place. And if you have a question of whether or not that was my intention, perhaps screaming out your front door was not the best way to ask. Lisa Klumpner, Peachland
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Walking in the footsteps of Rabbi Jesus After reading Pastor Derek’s message in the March 30 issue of the View and to answer his question (what would I do in this situation?) I find a need to balance out the first part of his comments that involved a Jewish man hearing the confession from a dying former German (Nazi) soldier. This individual could not forgive this other person for what he did but as believers in the same one true God there needs to be a balance in what Derek said. That is, a balance between some-
thing negative with something that is positive that has come out of such tragedy and extreme suffering inflicted on one race of people by another. The simple prayer, Heart’s True Home teaches a universal truth of what forgiveness is and how we can go beyond our own personal prejudices and walk as Christ walked. The prayer, which is found at the Ravensbruck concentration camp next to the body of a dead child and written by an unknown prisoner an-
swers Derek’s question. To be able to forgive such as this is truly living the message that Christ Jesus taught. Thus a person is able to find peace with oneself and others in such times of suffering. May we all live such lives of forgiveness and truly be able to love our neighbours. Don McLean, Peachland
Canada’s vintage wine prohibition could end soon by MP Dan Albas It was a little over 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy famously said “ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country” in his now well-known inaugural speech. I am also reminded of what occurred this week some 95 years ago in history at the battle of Vimy Ridge in France. Thousands of young Canadian soldiers joined in battle and many did not return. Long before the famous words of President Kennedy, Canadians from all across this great nation had long answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. These soldiers did not fight for entitlements or handouts as these programs did not exist at the time. Canadian veterans fought for freedom. Freedom against tyranny, freedom against oppression and freedom from those who wish to do us harm. These are many of the same ideals that brave Canadian men and woman in the
armed forces fight for to this very day. As Canadians we take great pride in our past and it is important to recognize the sacrifices made from those who help to keep our country and our way of life safe and the importance of the events that occurred at Vimy Ridge must never be forgotten. I was very moved to learn that close to 5,000 youth attended the commemorative ceremonies in Vimy, France. It heartens me when I attend a Remembrance Day ceremony or speak to a classroom in a local school and see how many students recognize the tremendous sacrifices that were made to keep Canada free and strong. I am also impressed that many of our youth understand that they share in the responsibility of building a better Canada, whether it is in volunteering for their local church, charity or building their skills through extracurricular activities or work experience. On another note, last week Canada had some good news as Statistics Can-
ada announced that over 82,000 net new jobs were created in March, as unemployment dropped to 7.2 per cent and that 70,000 of these jobs created in March were also full-time positions. Both Budget 2011 and Budget 2012 have included many measures that support our local economies and promote job creation. Over the next few weeks I will have an opportunity to visit with several local employers. I find it very important to visit small business operations first hand to find out how government policy can better serve employers and not stand in the way of progress. Although there is great improvement being made in many sectors, there are still areas where government can do more from a regulatory standpoint to increase investment and job growth. Much as I have discovered with my work on Bill C311 to end wine prohibition in Canada, often a key challenge is explaining how government laws, in this case an 83-year-old prohibition era law, is standing in the way of invest-
ment and growth in the Canadian wine industry. For those of you who have followed the progress of my Private Members Bill C-311, last week another important hurdle was cleared as the bill was unanimously passed at committee stage review and will now be headed back to the House of Commons for third reading consideration in late May. It was particularly rewarding to hear from different wine producers all across Canada who came out in strong support of the bill. There is particular excitement from the Nova Scotia wine region which is today roughly where B.C. was 20 years ago and as a result Nova Scotia winemakers are very excited about the growth potential of the industry. Opening up the Canadian marketplace is a very important consideration to a province with less than a million residents. As the house is not sitting next week, I will be in the riding meeting with constituents.
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Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS
Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church
Ladies Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Crystal Waters Service, 10am, Little Schoolhouse
Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, Peachland Little Schoolhouse Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School Peachland Baptist Service, 11am, 4204 Lake Ave. Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Canada Revenue Agency volunteer tax program, 1-3pm, Peachland Wellness Centre (until April 23). Call 250 767 0141 for more information. Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Guides, 5:15pm, Peachland Rec Centre (no program on Easter Monday) Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, Peachland Recreation Centre
TUESDAYS Spring Photography Program, 10am-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre
Spring Fun Day for Children 5-9, 11am, Community Centre. Join Wellness Centre Teen Volunteers for a special day of activities/ crafts/karaoke/lunch. $10/child. Peachland Variety Singers Love spring concert, 2pm, 50 Plus Activity Centre. Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Roger Emerson’s Riversong are on the program. Refreshments to follow concert. Admission by donation.
APRIL 16 Tracks Walking Club, 9am, various locations. Walking club for beginnners. The program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding Easter Monday and Victoria Day). For location and more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/ parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.
Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level, Peachland United Church
Men’s Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre
Sunshine Singers, 1:15pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only)
Caregiver Support, 2:30pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre
CentralOkanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachland United Church Bridge, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
APRIL 17 Wellness Centre Speaker Series: Ancient Alternatives, 1:30pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. Presented by Victor Shim.
Lions Den meeting, 7pm, Community Policing Station
Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Karaoke with Anita, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Papa Thom LIVE, 6-9pm, Waterfront Grill. Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church Peachland Pathﬁnders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church
Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre
Tracks Walking Club, 9am, various locations. Walking club for beginnners. The program will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays (excluding Victoria Day). For location and more information, visit regionaldistrict.com/ parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.
Preschool Storytime, 11:30am-12pm, Peachland Library. Get ready to read with stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays! Drop-in for this FREE program. No registration required! For ages 2-5.
Lit in the Afternoon with Chris Boyle, 2pm-3pm, Peachland Library. Join the folks at Peahcland Library as Chris Boyle returns to read. This time Chris will read a wide variety of narrative poetry and delight you with these storytelling poems.
Peachland Sportsmen’s Association Potluck, 6:30pm, Community Centre Members, family, friends welcome.
APRIL 14 Peachland’s 19th Annual Business Expo, 10am-7pm, Peachland Community Centre. Admission is free to this chamber of commerce hosted event. Check out the new products and services of 50 businesses and 10 community groups. Plus there will be hourly door prizes, a silent art auction, a 50/50 draw and food for purchase from the Red Lion, Happy Cow Cafe, and Jax’s Specialty Perogies.
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The teacherâ€™s dispute: the ongoing saga continues by Moyra Baxter Trustee, Central Okanagan Board of Education As a publicly elected school trustee, and therefore part of the negotiations between the BCTF and the BCPSEA (which represents all school boards in the province) I have watched the ongoing stalemate with dismay. As boards, we are bound by the edicts of the provincial government and find ourselves with our hands tied during negotiations. Therefore the entire process must be re-evaluated, and I would suggest that the provincial government should take over provincial bargaining as invariably it steps in to either impose or negotiate an agreement with teachers. Originally, I felt that mediation might finally solve the differences Moyra between the BCTF and the government, and when the government announced its intention to appoint a mediator in the dispute I felt somewhat optimistic that the end might be in sight. However, as the saga continued, I began to lose hope that a solution was on the horizon. The first stipulation was that the mediator would have to work within the governmentâ€™s net-zero rule, and the second was that the mediatorâ€™s recommen-
dations would not be binding. So, one asked, what really was the point? Then we learn that the mediator appointed by the government says, â€œOne would have to question the wisdom of the government in appointing someone like me.â€? He then states that he felt he was given a â€œmission impossibleâ€?. This hardly instills any degree of confidence that this process is worth the time and money that will be spent over the next few months. $2,000 a day seems a large amount to pay someone who doesnâ€™t even think they are suitable for the job at hand, and doesnâ€™t believe that the â€œjobâ€? they are being paid for is a viable project. Here in the Central Okanagan the education of our public school students has continued with little obvious disruption. Teachers have continued to provide excellent programs and Baxter support to students; our management staff have stepped in to cover student supervision before and after school (which now is once again being provided by teachers); and trustees have continued with their work in the school district. Visits to schools and discussions with parents have shown that at the local level there is a great deal of confidence in our public education system. While some of the planned discussions on school catchment areas, the
district facility plan and French immersion have had to be put on hold because of the extra work senior staff have encountered during the job action, we hope to get to those issues in the fall. In the meantime, board and committee meetings continue, with the budget discussions for 2012- 2013 being front and foremost right now. Recently, trustees have attended meetings with West Kelowna council, Westbank First Nation and Kelowna city council to discuss issues of mutual con-
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cern and interest. These meetings are important, as we work together in the best interests of all our students. I hope everyone had a happy Easter, and that summer is on its way. Feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. Note my new email address: Moyra.Baxter@sd23. bc.ca The views and opinions expressed in this article are mine and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Central Okanagan Board of Education.
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Living life to its fullest
and gondolas linking mountaintops with the mall and Beach Avenue. Do you have a goal in life? To enjoy life to its fullest and maintain good health. If you had one super power, what would it be? To fly and fulfill my frequent childhood dreams of relaxing to the point of being able to float up out of my body, getting a better perspective on the world. If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? Ensure financial security for my family and donate to charities. Then I would spend the balance on luxuries and travel.
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Why did you choose to live in this town? Peachland is a quiet little beachfront community with a nice climate and close to city amenities. Also, it is between Vancouver and Calgary, where two out of three of our boys live. What has been your crowning achievement? My family life and my three boys. Also, coaching young kids in sports. What would make Peachland a nicer community? A highway bypass to safely unite both sides of town
If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? Enhance our gem, which is Beach Avenue by using storefront facades with a common European theme and charm. I’d also add more sidewalks to our city streets. If you were a ﬂy, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? I’d be in my living room with a view of the TV. If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? Hopefully it would be the same serene hamlet that exists today. What do you do in your spare time?
Golf and volunteer with the Peachland Lions Club. What community issues need the most attention? A cleanup of unsightly homes and yards. What would be your ideal job? Retirement combined with volunteering to make my community a better place to live. Just like I do now. Who inspires you the most? My wife - by helping me to focus on the things in life that really matter. What is your greatest extravagance? Keeping my wife on eastbound Westjet flights. When and where were you happiest? Here and now, aside from the day of my marriage (38 years ago) and the births of my three boys. Which talent would you most like to have? I’d like the ability to grow a money tree and to possess a golf handicap of zero or less. What is your favourite music? Oldies and country. What is your favourite book? Canadian Geographic. What is your favourite meal? Spaghetti.
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BIKE NIGHTS THE BIKE NIGHTS ARE HERE! Starting April 19th, every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we offer blow out deals on our wide selection of motorcycle gear and accessories at the Open Road location, situated in Westbank Shopping Centre, 2330 Hwy 97, South, West Kelowna. We are authorized dealers for Sons of Anarchy, Xzavier and Lucky 13 and to kick off the first Bike Night we will offer you a discout of 15% off on all the t-shirts in the above brands. We will also offer leather vests (regular price $125 currently on sale for $69.99) for only $39.99 for the same night. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special for our April 26th Bike Night will be: leather chaps for only $49.99! This item is regularly priced at $199.50 and is currently sold in the stores for the sale price of $99.99. Stay tuned! More deals to follow with every additional Bike Night! So... Stop by our Open Road every Thursday, before or after you ride, fuel up on free hotdogs, pop and refreshments and keep an eye out for our one night specials!
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Stand Easy Vimy Day celebrated by Jean Saul Here’s hoping that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and it also looks like our spring weather has finally arrived. There are some exciting things coming to your legion in the next few weeks. Our Ukrainian dinner will take place on April 21. Tickets are $13 and are now on sale at the legion. Coming up in May will be a steak and crab dinner; watch for further details. The May long weekend will see the legion host our annual beer garden during the classic car show. If you can volunteer for a few hours on Sunday, May 20, please let us know. The more the merrier. Monday, April 9 saw Canada as a nation commemorate the 95th anniversary of Vimy Day. There were celebrations in Vancouver, Ottawa and also at the Vimy Memorial in France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought by Canadian troops on a ridge that the British and French troops had been able to capture. This battle saw the loss of almost 3,600 Canadian troops, however this also served as the birth of a nation. The Vimy Memorial was built in honour of Canadians that fought so that France may be free. The memorial was dedicated in 1936 and is inscribed with the names of all Canadians that lost their lives in this battle. On a lighter note, our meat draws continue to do well. Come on down and join us on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our next general meeting will take place on Monday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Bunny love Children enjoyed bouncy fun, face painting and other fun at the Easter egg hunt.
Spring Fun Day Sunday April 15th
11 a.m. at the Peachland Recreation Centre Come join the Wellness Centre Teen Volunteers for a day of activities/crafts/ karaoke and lunch – cost is $10 per child All funds raised from this day will be donated to the Teen Walk for Polio project. Every dollar represents one child immunized against Polio. Please come and support the Teens in this fun activity.
For more information contact The Peachland Wellness Centre at 250-767-0141 or visit us online at www.peachlandwellnesscentre.com
News from the chamber by Susanne Dannenberg Executive Director Peachland Chamber of Commerce The chamber of commerce will be hosting Peachland’s 19th annual business expo this coming Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the community centre. Admission will be free for you to check out new products and services from over 50 different businesses and 10 community groups. Local vendors will include home-based businesses that you might not have known before existed. You will be able to see and try out clothes, jewelry and cosmetics, beds and linens, boats and bikes, as well as get up to date information on homes, gardens, pools, finances, nutrition and health. This year the guest presenters will be from Dogwood Nurseries. They’ll talk about the newest technology in irrigation and drought resistant plants for your garden. For your children there
will be activities provided by the Boys and Girls Club, a visiting canine from Cloud 9 Doggy Daycare, and the bat educational program – that’s if you will be able to get the kids away from the table with all the wellness bears. Back by popular demand will be Resale Vintage and Western Star Auctions who for a small fee will offer professional antique appraisals. Foods for purchase this year will include home-made fish and chips and fruit pies prepared by the Red Lion, gluten-free baking by the Happy Cow Café and the so very famous perogies by Jax’s Specialty Perogies. Finally, there will be hourly door prizes, a silent art auction and a 50/50 draw. In the past the expo drew close to 1,000 visitors over two days, and this year we also expect a nice turnout for this now oneday special business expo in Peachland. I hope to see you there to be informed, inspired and indulged!
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BRENT ROAD / TREPANIER OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 1303 (File: 6480-80) The Brent Road / Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1303 is intended to provide guidance as to what type of new development, if any, is appropriate and sustainable for the areas over the long-term. In addition, the OCP incorporates environmental Development Permit (DP) requirements that currently do not apply to the Brent Road/Trepanier area. The OCP area consists of the Brent Road neighbourhood and the Trepanier neighbourhood outside the District of Peachland, including Trepanier Road, Maxwell Road, Star Place and portions of Trepanier Provincial Park within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area. The new OCP does not include the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort area. No representation will be received by the Regional Board after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Development Services Department at 250-469-6227.
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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:
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• Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment – relating to recognizing a riving knife as an acceptable device to prevent kickback on table saws; • Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment; and consequential amendments to Part 23, Oil and Gas – relating to prohibiting applying compressed gas at a greater pressure than the pressure rating for a closed vessel that is not a registered pressure vessel, and requiring such vessels to have appropriate pressure relieving capability; • Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms, and Part 19, Electrical Safety – relating to clarifying the appropriate requirements for dielectric testing of insulated elevating work platforms and ensuring consistent requirements in these two Parts; • Part 13, Ladders, Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms – relating to the use of work platforms supported by a lift truck; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to clarifying what equipment must meet and be used in accordance with section 16.3(7); • Part 19, Electrical Safety – relating to replacing current terminology with terms that are appropriate to low voltage electrical equipment; • Part 19, Electrical Safety – relating to establishing a provision allowing the practice of passing the bucket of an insulated aerial working device between energized high voltage conductors if not practicable to do work otherwise, due to terrain or other obstacles; • Part 26, Forestry Operations and Similar Activities – relating to requiring signage on all resource roads in BC showing (1) radio channels when an Industry Canada road channel has been assigned, and (2) radio frequencies when an Industry Canada channel is not assigned, but a radio frequency is. The proposal relating to Part 24, Diving, Fishing and Other Marine Operations, is not being taken to public hearings at this time to enable consideration of the new edition of CSA Standard Z275.4. 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 BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at www.worksafebc.com. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 22, 2012 May 24, 2012 June 5, 2012 June 7, 2012 Session Times:
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Food for the Soul: No need for spices at Easter by Pastor Ed Skutshek Grace Lutheran Church On the first Easter Sunday, three women came to Jesus’ grave certain that He was dead. The cross had killed Him and the grave had won a victory. They believed that their final act of discipleship and devotion to this great man was to give Him a proper Jewish burial. The traditional Jewish burial was an involved process. First, the body was thoroughly washed; and then about 70 pounds of aromatic spices were applied all over the body. The spices were secured by linen strips, which were wrapped around the body. The deceased was then placed in a tomb or sarcophagus that was hollowed out of rock. The word “sarcophagus” is rooted in two Greek words - “sarx” (translated “flesh”) and “puxos” (translated “box”). The dead were placed in their tomb or sarcophagus so that the natural process of decay could take place. After a year, all that was left of the deceased was or her bones. Their bones community clean up adhis mar-12:community clean up were then placed in an ossuary (a very large urn) and
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then put back in the tomb. The spices were applied to the body to mitigate or take away the stench of death while the body naturally decayed. The scriptures testify that Jesus died at 3 p.m. on the first Good Friday. They further testify that His body was taken off the cross, washed, wrapped in linen and placed in a tomb or sarcophagus before a large stone was rolled over the entrance to the tomb. The critical step of applying the spices to Jesus’ body was omitted. Applying 70 pounds of spices to a body took a long time. Jesus’ body had to be in the tomb by sundown on Friday. The law of Moses prohibited Jews from working from Friday evening to Saturday evening. The application of spices was work. The first opportunity for these pious Jewish women to return to the tomb and apply the spices was Sunday morning. As they walked to the tomb, they wondered who would move the heavy stone from the entrance. The scriptures testify that they got to the tomb at daybreak on the first Easter Sunday. ad mar/07 3/16/12 3:08 PM Page 1 When the women arrived at Jesus’ tomb, they discovered that they did not need their spices. Jesus, tomb was open and the stone that sealed it was rolled away. Angels announced to the women that Jesus was not dead but had risen. Later that day, the women and Jesus’ disciples actually encountered their risen Lord (Mark 16:1-14). God took away the stench of death the first Easter Sunday; but not with fragrant spices that just cover
over the inevitable and relentless smell of death. God took away the stench of death by the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus’ resurrection not only took away the smell of death, but also, the victory of death over us. The resurrection can also overcome our fear of death and the sting of death for those left behind. Fear and grief are replaced with hope, peace and faith through the power of God’s word. Faith can come from hearing God’s word as inevitably as a plant comes from a seed. Faith in these words destroys death: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:2526). Are you afraid of death? Don’t settle for spices; don’t try to cover fear up. Come hear God’s word and drive fear away. Join us for worship at Grace Lutheran Church. We are located at 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna. On Sunday mornings we worship at 9 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). Sunday school takes place at 10:30 a.m. The Easter season is about new beginnings and fresh starts. If you want to get back to church and you love contemporary Christian music, our brand new 9 a.m. contemporary service is for you. Join us for our new adventure in worship. Want more information on Grace Lutheran? Call us at 250-769-5685 or go online to www.gracelutherankelowna.com. See you on Sunday.
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Medical Services Directory Peachland’s
Dr. Don MacRae Dr. Phil Kachanoski Dr. Karl Oppenheim Dr. Peter Cormillot Dr. Jeff Krawchuk
Wes Bedford, B.Sc Geoff Davis, B.Sc Garnet Lloyd, B.Sc
Peachland Dental Centre
Massage Therapist Elisa McCoy, RMT
Beach Ave Medical Clinic Walk-In
Dr. John Brinkerhoff Dr. Paven Chetty
Dr. Mary Donlevy will be here
Function Massage Therapy
250-767-3432 Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Closed Weekends
Your Guide to Local Churches Crystal Waters
St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Peachland United Church
Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, B.C. 250-769-5685
Sunday Prayer Meeting 9 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m.
New Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m. www.gracelutherankelowna.com
4421 4th Street
Sunday April 15th, 2012
Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m. Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
Connecting you to the Glory of God at the Little School House on Brandon Lane
Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270
4th Street & Brandon Ave
250-767-2206 “Let Us Worship Together”
“Revelation Series continues...”
A Friendly Welcome Awaits You At...
Peachland Baptist Church Sunday School & Adult Bible Class - 9:45 a.m. Church Services & Children’s Church Services - 11 a.m.
Derek Koch, Peachland Campus Pastor Peachland Campus 10 a.m. - Worship Service at Peachland Elementary School 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638 - emmanuelnet.ca
IMPERIAL OPTICAL CANADA
Office Hours - Tue, Wed, Thur 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall rental contact Doreen 250-767-2132 Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Rev. Elaine Diggle
Pastor John Rankin Join us for: Good Music Bible Messages - Great Fellowship
www.peachlandbaptist.com 4204 Lake Avenue
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Take your best shot About a dozen teens and tweens attended the Peachland Boys and Clubs’ Battleﬁeld Live event in Cousins Park on March 21. Battleﬁeld Live is a sophisticated version of laser tag Caleigh Ellis photo
The shepherd’s pie tour is over… so what is next for Papa Thom? by Keith Thom This my final article on what has been a weekly update to my friends and neighbours of the great little town of Peachland. I hope you folks have enjoyed reading of my adventures as much as I have enjoyed my time with some pretty amazing folks. I know I have said this in prior articles but I will say it again. Thanks so much for your support as I could not do this tour without your financial help. In prior years I have always come home from this tour with at least a $1,500 shortfall but this year I came home having used all the monies raised, and with no personal debt. Thanks to all. Next year I will be focusing my efforts only in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. I have found that I spend too much time driving and not enough time cooking, sharing music and listening to those who are often unheard. That way I can spend more time in each town I visit and establish some long-term beneficial relationships with those agencies that take such good care of the homeless and impoverished. I will continue to liaise with the many local agencies such as the Gospel Mission and Inn from the Cold while not on tour. This will be a year of many changes on a personal front for both Mary Lynn and myself. On April 15 I start a full-time year round position as the executive director of Camp Owaissi, an Anglican camp and multi-
use facility on Westside Road in Kelowna. In my last seven years of working with homeless youth I have often thought that if these kids had been exposed to “normal” childhood experiences such as summer camp and positive role models perhaps they would not have to be living on the streets. My background in music will be also be an asset particularly around the evening campfires. We will be living on site and are currently setting up our new home, which is rather exciting. Starting in May I am enrolled in the Kootenay School of Ministry and will be embarking on a threeyear part-time course that will result in me becoming an ordained Anglican minister. I feel a very strong leading in this direction although I must admit I’m not sure where this will take me. I could see myself as a camp chaplain or perhaps a chaplain of a homeless shelter or prison. Only time will tell. I am a little nervous about taking university level courses at age 57, but hey you’re only as old as you feel and I feel very young at heart. I will continue playing my music at the Waterfront Grill although I may change the frequency of these gigs. In closing, I would also like to thank those of you who have hired me to do various handyman jobs in your homes over the past three years. It has been a tough few years financially and I have really appreciated the business. Call me if you need a referral.
CLUES ACROSS 1. 1965 PGA Champion David 5. Pesetas (abbr.) 9. So. Am. treeless grassland 14. A fencing sword 15. Do over, as of a house 16. Confederate general Richard S. 17. Seamen 18. Honey bee genus 19. City in central Poland on the Mleczna 20. E. M. Forster novel 23. Jenny __, Swedish soprano 24. Illumined 25. Escargots 28. Surgical clamp 33. Maize 34. Ngerulmud is the Republic’s capital 35. __ Jima, WW II battlefield 36. Master copies 39. Jack of little fat 41. Apple or lemon meringue 42. Actress Zellwegger 43. At this place 44. Remunerations 46. Removes writing 48. Fit out a ship with sails, etc. 49. Elinor __, British novelist 50. M. Ali’s famous boast 57. Damascus is the capital 58. Worldly rather than spiritual 59. Winglike structures 60. Indicating silence 61. Myanmar monetary unit 62. 100 = 1 tala 63. Translucent, greenish variety of chalcedony 64. Impudence 65. Netherlands river CLUES DOWN
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, others are wondering if you are up to the challenge of doing something different and out of your comfort zone. This seems like just your style this week.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have exerted all your energy and now you’re looking to lessen the workload. Now could be the time to delegate some of your responsibilities to others.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, relax and open up to the ones you love. You may be surprised just how fulfilling and liberating this can feel, especially when you do it frequently.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, butting heads in a conflict is easy, but it’s not so easy to let things slide like water off a duck’s back. You will earn greater respect for being nonconfrontational.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, accepting help is not a weakness. While you may want to be an independent person, accept the help others have generously offered.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, lean on friends and family when a difficult situation presents itself. Not everything has to be a secret this week; you can use some support.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, work on rebuilding a relationship that may once have taken a backseat to more pressing matters. You never know when you need to call in a favour.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you want to play the role of the savior. While your efforts are generous, not everyone will accept your advice or your gestures.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect to see everything in black and white in the days ahead. This is alright, just avoid taking this perspective to the extreme. Sometimes you have to have faith.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your stubbornness appears once you set your mind to something and get to the task at hand. This can have its pros and cons, especially at work.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Pick your battles, Scorpio, because not everything will necessarily go your way. There is no point in creating extra stress and grief for yourself.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things are changing all around you and you’ll get left behind if you don’t make some attempts to catch up.
1. Denotes change of position 2. So. Am. armadillo with 3 bands of bony plates 3. About aviation 4. Repairing worn shoes 5. Decapods 6. Having moderate heat 7. Almost horizontal entance to a mine 8. Somalian shilling (abbr.) 9. Penetrable 10. To be in store for 11. People of ancient Media 12. A way to work the soil 13. Air-launched missile 21. 1/1000 of an inch 22. ___ Mater, one’s school 25. Old English poet or bard 26. Persian wheel used to raise water 27. Spirit in “The Tempest” 28. Drag, cart or haul 29. If not; otherwise 30. Coverings for wheels 31. Having cognizance 32. Lugs 34. Sheet of glass in a window 37. Cause annoyance in 38. Sound of a horse 40. Apparition 45. Military land forces 46. Selects by votes 47. A shag rug made in Sweden 49. Anchovy pear tree 50. 8th Jewish calendar month 51. Blood clams genus 52. Benevolent and Protective Order of ____ 53. Birthplace of Buddhism Bodh ____ 54. Ancient Greek City aka Velia 55. Capital of Yemen 56. Golf ball pegs 57. Engine additive
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6519 Sherburn Road Unobstructed lakeviews in this modern walkout rancher. Over 3400 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 2 gas F/P’s, 2 large covered decks, gas hookup for BBQ, extra parking for a boat or smaller RV, shop, shed, nicely landscaped, garden, U/G irr. C/A, on city sewer, great area, just a few MLS®10044896 minutes to boat launch and the beach.
On the hunt The District oi Peachland’s children’s Easter egg hunt was very well attended on a perfect sunny day.
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$849,900 Live in one Side/Rent out the other #102 4350 Ponderosa Drive This is true Okanagan lifestyle. A level 1218 sq ft, 2 bed, 2 bath unit with extra parking and a view 2nd to none situated above the city. An immaculate home with lots of hardwood, granite and ceramic tile. KELOWNA WESTSIDE
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Or rent out both sides! Good tenants currently reside at this income producing property. Rare opportunity to own legal side by side duplex as an investor or live in landlord. Each side rents for approx $1750 per month. Total of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, approx 2380 square feet each side. Nice single family neighbourhood with terrific lake views! Call Dave to inquire. See pictures on my website MLS®10042058
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Amazing Lake View Heritage Home in Naramata’s Wine Belt set up for B&B with full pool! 7 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool with large deck/ lounge area, original inlaid hardwood floors, ten foot ceilings, crown mouldings, fully landscaped yard and large windows to take in the fabulous lakeviews! This home must be seen to be appreciated. Call for your private viewing today! MLS®135523
4244 Beach Avenue - Fabulous views from every room in this substantially renovated home. Investment property, B & B or a great family home. 5 bedrooms, 4 with en-suites. High-end finishing throughout. Granite counter tops, built in dining room cabinet. Stainless steel appliances, hardwood and much more! $1,449,000 MLS®10036887
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Published on Apr 12, 2012