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Perfect day for Rattlesnake Island swim Makayla Skrlac, 15, Jennifer Short, 16, Andraya Skrlac, 12, and Noah McIntosh, 13, left to right, were all smiles after completing the 3.1 km Rattlesnake Island swim on Saturday. The four friends are members of the Liquid Lightning Swim Club of West Kelowna. Makayla was the top overall female finisher in the swim, while Short finished second in the female division and Makayla’s sister Andraya swam in third. Noah McIntosh placed third in the men’s division. His brother Luke was first overall. (For full coverage of the event, see page 2.) Cindy Fortin photo

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High number of participants compete in Rattlesnake Island swims By Cindy Fortin Peachland View

Allison Donelon was the first female swimmer to cross the finish line in the 7 kms Rattlesnake Island swim with a time of 1:56:58. Cindy Fortin photos

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The weather couldn’t have been better or the lake more cooperative for the 15th annual Rattlesnake Island swim Saturday, August 13. More than 60 swimmers participated in the two swim events. Under a bright, cloudless sky and in relatively calm waters, 44 swimmers donned pink swim caps for the 3.1 km swim that started at Rattlesnake Island at the opposite side of the lake, and finished at the 5th Street dock at Swim Bay along Beach Avenue. Following that, 22 swimmers sporting blue caps tackled the more difficult 7 km swim, which began at the dock, and proceeded out and around Rattlesnake Island and back again. Wouter Terpstra,18, of Vernon led the pack in the 7 km swim, finishing with a time of 1:44:38, well ahead of the second place finisher. He chose to free-style swim the entire length of the race, and only began to feel the stress near the end. “I felt good until about the last 1,500 metres, when I began to tire out. But I had looked at the results from last year, and had a good strong feeling about it,” said Wouter, who has been a member of the Vernon Kokanees Swim Club for six years. Second place in the men’s division was Matt Spector (50-59) with a time of 2:02:00, and Mike Cooke (4049) finished a close third at 2:02:15. The first female swimmer to cross the finish line was Allison Donelon in the 20-29 age category, with a time of 1:56:58. Donelon was second overall in the swim, in both men’s and women’s. Tracy McQuair (30-39) was the second woman to complete the race with a time of 1:58:02, and Martien McGillvray (3039) swam in third at 1:59:24. Top overall placers in the 3.1 km swim were Luke

McIntosh (16-19) for the men with a time of 0:43:00, and Makayla Skrlac (13-15) for the women at 0:47:12. Benjamin Achtem (40-49) was second in the men’s division at 0:44:55, and Luke’s brother Noah McIntosh (13-15) snatched third at 0:51:57. Second best in the women’s was Jennifer Short (16-19) at 0:47:12, and Andraya Skrlac (0-12) was third at 0:47:36. One of the highlights of the race was a mother and son who chose to swim together. Mary Rudd, of Summerland, and her son Kelly Toots completed the race as a team, crossing the finish line arm-in-arm. “We wanted to come across the finish line together,” said Rudd, whose son had only recently returned after traveling in Asia and South Asia for the last year-anda-half. “We’ve been in training together, and I’m going into the senior games in Trail next week and thought this would be a good workout. The water was perfect.” Toots was thinking more along the lines of having a story to tell. “I just thought it would be cool to tell all my grandkids one day, ‘Hey, I was the young guy who swam across the lake’.” Following the two swims, participants warmed up and were treated to a pancake and sausage breakfast served up by the local Lions Club outdoors at the community centre. Full race results can be found on the Peachland recreation department website. Go to

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Peachland hiking victim described as loving and generous By Cindy Fortin Peachland View Twenty-one-year-old Peachland resident Daniel Lovegrove died Saturday, August 13 when he and a fellow hiker fell down a steep, rocky embankment near the rapidly moving Monashee River. Lovegrove had been attempting to rescue his friend, who initially fell when the ground gave out beneath them, and he too was sent tumbling. The other man, a 20 year-old resident of Kelowna is still missing, having been carried away in the water. The men were hiking along a trail in the canyon section of the river near Cherryville, east of Vernon, when the accident occurred. The pair slid about 45 metres down the embankment. A third man desperately tried to save his friends. He dressed Daniel’s head wounds and attempted to resuscitate him before racing downstream to save the other man, who he could not locate. Search and Rescue officials spent all of Saturday and Sunday searching for the second man, who is presumed dead. Lovegrove died at the scene due to his injuries. His mother, Kerry Lovegrove, describes her son as kind, loving and generous. “He was a very bright boy and very confident. He could have a conversation with anyone. He believed in everyone having the right to be his or her individual self. He looked out for the little guy and looked out for his friends,” she said. He will be sorely missed by Kerry and his father Thomas. He was their only child. He will also leave a hole in the heart of his grandmother Carol Ewasiuk, a well-known local artist, his many friends and family and especially his girlfriend Jennifer, who was at the Gold Panner campsite where the group was staying when the accident occurred. Lovegrove and his family have been living in the Okanagan for four years. He worked at the Starbucks, near Save On Foods in West Kelowna.

Daniel Lovegrove, 21, who passed away last Saturday in a hiking accident, was described by his mother as kind, loving and generous. He was an active young man with a generous soul. photo submitted

The family plans to set up a Daniel Lovegrove memorial education fund, which will provide postsecondary scholarships and bursaries. “Daniel tried to rescue his friend; he died a hero. Even if he had known it would be a decision that could cost him his life, he would have made it. In that moment all he could think about was his friend,” says Kerry. “He has brought me more joy than I could ever


have imagined. His father and I were so proud of him. He gave us big hugs on Friday before he left and said ‘I love you’.” A celebration of Daniel’s life will take place Saturday, August 20, at 1 pm in the central common area of the Edgewater Pines mobile home park at 6663 Highway 97 South, four kms south of the lights at Princeton Avenue.

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Editor’s Perspective

Ex-premier’s appointment to the U.K. hard to digest


e’ve all had those moments when we’ve had cause to pause, shake our head in bewilderment and say, “What?” I found myself doing this exact thing when earlier this week it was revealed what ex-premier Gordon Campbell was about to earn in his new position as high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. While this pending appointment was reported back in June, only recently was the dollar figure that went along with the flowery title revealed. Campbell’s salary will be a whopping $200,000 annually. He will receive this in addition to a tidy expremier’s pension of $100,000 a year. “What?” Just when you think that government may be progressing forward, it continues to de-evolve. What exactly will Campbell be doing over there? Saving the world? As it turns out a high commissioner’s job is mostly a diplomatic appointment, a symbolic position. Canada’s presence in London goes back to 1869 when Sir John Rose, 1st Baronet, was appointed as Canada’s informal representative in Britain. Campbell is our country’s 27th high commissioner to claim this prestigious post. It is reported that one of Campbell’s responsibilities is to work with Britain and the European Union to scrap their plans to issue a fuel quality directive that would unfairly discriminate against the oil sands sector. (Such as in Alberta, which would give them a “dirty oil” label and possibly cause a similar response in the U.S.) So what must one do to get such a (mostly) cushy job? Let us not forget this is the same man who pleaded no contest in January 2003 to driving under the influence of alcohol, while sitting as our premier. This is the same man who introduced the controversial harmonized sales tax, then was forced to announce his resignation last November due to the public outcry. This is the same man who, without mercy, cut back on government services and jobs when first elected to parliament. And the list goes on. Now it wouldn’t be fair not give him his kudos. After all, he has given most of his adult life to public service. He was our premier for nine years and prior to that was the mayor of Vancouver. Premier Christy Clark may have summed it up best when she recently released a statement saying Campbell was responsible for reinvigorating the relationship between B.C. and the Conservative government. “Campbell always looked to build strong bonds within Canada and abroad,” she said. “He always took into account the needs of the entire country and worked to build Canada and unite Canadians.” What? United Canadians? Well, that would explain why I’ve been inundated in recent years with requests from Bloc Quebecois party members wanting to become my pen pal. Well, good luck to Gordo. One thing is for certain, with that kind of money coming in, he will no longer have to worry about the cost of healthcare. For himself and his family, that is. Cindy Fortin, Editor


Peek into the Past

Peaches are in season now, but gone are the hills and flats that boasted many peach orchards on the sandy slopes of Peachland. This photo of Rosemary Wilson with a great bucket of peaches was taken in the 1940s. Her dad was Jack Wilson, whose name lives on in the Blind Angler restaurant. Her younger brother still owns a house above the traffic light and the family once had a cottage on the beach near the south boat launch. Photo contributed by the Peachland Historical Society

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The laughter and activity of tourists enliven Beach Avenue Dear Editor: Ah! I love Peachland in the summer. The laughter and activity of tourists enliven Beach Avenue. Joyous children fill the parks. Cyclists of all kinds travel the roads, enjoying the fresh air and the scenery. Cars line

Dear Editor: My goodness, but Peachland does seem to have a lot of complainers. My husband and I have so enjoyed seeing all the fun along Beach Avenue this extremely short summer. We love waving to ‘the tourists’, who are smiling and waving as they cycle happily along on the four wheel bikes. And once more I commend the mayor and councillors for the walkway, We don’t miss a day without a quick drive downtown and have at least two walks. Even on the busiest

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days there’s always a free bench to be found, along with the picnic tables. I am over 60 years of age and this is the first time I have seem a municipality spend the money for the enjoyment of the entire population, but as we can see, you certainly can’t please all the people all the time. It seems to me that some people would like to have Peachland become a gated community, with no outsiders allowed in until the last Peachlander dies of old age. What a miserable outlook on life. Eric and Carol Beeton, Peachland

It is difficult to keep track of foreign aid money Dear Editor: Heart wrenching are the television images of hungry, starving little children. Their big, sad black eyes and their skin over boney little bodies tells a story of horror. This is Somalia, a country that for more than 10 years has been terrorized by warlords and Islamic fundamentalists who even are trying to stop foreign aid from getting to these starving souls. There are also images projected showing men with guns and observing the condition of these men it is quite clear that men with guns don’t go hungry. The purpose of the frequency of showing these im-

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the parking spots and people flood the restaurants, beach areas, shops, and walkways. We, who live here, delight in sharing our beautiful town’s bounty with those who dream of living here.

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ages is to reach as many middle class wage earners as possible, since that is where the largest amount of donated money comes from. There are many middle class families living close to the edge of financial ruin. As a matter of fact, statistically, if six out of 10 middle class families miss one paycheque these families would be financially ruined. They realize the hardship they would fall into, yet are there for willing to pay a dollar or two to an aid organization. Worldwide there are many billions of dollars being raised, but it is nearly impossible to keep track of where

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Bylaw officer’s decision and towing fees challenged By Cindy Fortin Peachland View It was a partial victory for a Peachland couple when council voted in favour of reimbursing roughly half of the towing charges they incurred when their truck and pleasure boat with trailer were towed to a Summerland impound. A presentation by the couple and subsequent decision by council, was made at the Committee of the Whole meeting on August 9. Doug Smith and Cora Hopkins convinced council the bylaw officer had made an error when both their Dodge truck and pleasure craft were towed on the May long weekend, prior to the World of Wheels event. Smith and Hopkins had left their truck and boat, which had a “for sale” sign on it, in the parking lot and boat launch area at the south end of town. According to bylaw enforcement officer, Mike Girouard, it is an offense to park any vehicle, boat, motorhome, or other property anywhere throughout the municipality and within the boundaries of the District of Peachland, with a for sale sign on it. He said the bylaw officer involved, Gerry Zimmerman, did try to contact the couple in advance of the towing. Zimmerman was not present at the meeting. “On May 20, our bylaw enforcement officer identified a truck with a boat for sale in the parking area, over by doggy beach. He tried to contact the people. The bylaw officer also left a voice mail for them, telling them that it had to be removed before the car show,” said Girouard. When Smith and Hopkins didn’t respond a fine was issued and on the third day a tow truck was called in. There were two towing and storage charges, one for the truck at $228.14, the other for the boat at $258.99. The fine was $30. The couple said they would have removed their vehicle immediately had they received the messages sent to their cell phone, which was experiencing poor reception. They also disputed the day of the first call, once they were able to listen to their phone messages. “Some of the statements that Mike stated are very true, and some are very false,” said Hopkins. “There were three message from Mr. Zimmerman on our cell phone, and not on the 20th, as stated. The 21st call said we were in violation of a bylaw; the second one was later on that day. He was very angry because we hadn’t responded. The third one was ‘so bad, so sad’ we are moving your boat at 7:31 in the morning.” They also questioned why their home phone was never called when that number was more prominent on the sign, and why their property was towed to Summerland and not to the parking lot behind the Edgewater Inn, which is common practice during World of Wheels. They also disagreed about the length of time their vehicle and boat were at the site

Doug Smith’s and Cora Hopkins’ truck and boat shown here, were towed to Summerland last May. The couple had parked their truck and boat in the parking lot at the south end of the downtown core, near doggy beach. They recently fought and won a partial reimbursement of the towing charges. Cindy Fortin photo

– not for 72 hours, but only for 34. However, it was explained that the 72 hour rule did not apply in this situation, because they were in violation for having the for sale sign on their boat, not for parking for more than 72 hours. The couple was willing to accept some of the blame. “In this case, we got a fine, we paid the fine and we don’t dispute the fine. We know now that you don’t park there with a for sale sign. I bet if you take a poll in Peachland 75 per cent of people do not know that law exists. So every sign for selling cherries, or whatever you are selling, is illegal. There are signs everywhere, but we are paying the price for that,” said Hopkins. She added: “We don’t dispute the ticket, we got the ticket, we paid that, we understand that. That’s the way it goes. But the towing was unnecessary. And Mr. Zimmerman, I am sorry, but he has out-and-out lied in that report. He is not telling the full truth. He can write whatever he wants in there, but I will tell him to his face that he is lying and not telling us the truth.” They also asked council why their truck was towed away, as well as the boat, generating two towing charges, when it did not have a for sale sign on it. In the end council decided to reimburse for the towing of the truck only, agreeing there were some mistakes made in the process. They will be reimbursed for $228.14.

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By Cindy Fortin Peachland View Peachland transit riders will pay a little more to hop on a city bus beginning New Year’s Day. Effective January 1, 2012, fares will increase with the basic cash fare rising to $2.25, up from $2.00. “The current recommendation is to increase cash fares by $0.25 for Continued on page 11

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Effective January 1, 2012 it will cost more to ride a city bus. Transit fares will increase with the basic cash fare rising to $2.25, up from $2. Monthly passes will increase by 12 per cent. Cindy Fortin photo


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By Constance Roth Peachland View Since Susan and Eric Menconi met they have been a team that works together. The couple first met in the Cayman Islands, where Susan was a bartender and Eric was a liquor rep. They were married in Kelowna in August of 2004, and opened Big E’s Bar & Grill and Peachland Liquor Store in November of the same year. The couple lives in Peachland with their four-year-old son, Cole. Mike Gibbling chef/kitchen manager has been by their side since they first opened, helping them grow the business into what it is today. “Mike has played a large role in the front of house and kitchen, making sure customer service and food quality are of the highest standard we can provide,� said Susan. The restaurant offers an extensive menu, including appetizers, lighter choices, soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers and dinner entrees, all of which are generous portions. The chicken souvlaki is just one delicious treat among many. All entrees come with a choice of fries, baked potato or white rice and vegetables. Big E’s offers lunch and dinner specials as well as daily drink specials. They offer a unique lunch punch card promotion, where after nine lunches the 10th lunch is free. Eric is a huge sports fan, which works well, as you can watch most any sporting event on one of their many big screens. They also offer is a free shuttle service. For pick up and drop off times call 250-767-1958.

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Shepherd’s Pie: Food for the Journey towards my Creator By Derek Koch, Peachland Campus Pastor, Emmanuel Church Contributed to the Peachland View I had an interesting conversation with a friend last week about intelligent design and creation. We were discussing how much faith is required to believe in evolution, compared to how much faith is required to believe in an intelligent creator. Presently, he is trying to make up his mind. While considering the idea that we were purposely designed and created, I suggested that if we indeed were created, then it becomes our obligation to know our Creator. My friend responded with an inquiry about why knowing our Creator was important. I responded that if we are created, our Creator might require something of us, might have a plan for us, and might be interested in knowing us. So how do we find out? The journey goes something like this…it may look a bit simplistic but I think it will help us get started. First, we make a choice whether we believe in a Creator or not. If we do, we then decide what kind of Creator we’re talking about. Are we talking about a

spiritual force or someone more personal? We begin to search out what other people have discovered and how different spiritual movements explain the idea of creation. We may read various books, including the holy books of various religions. Next, we decide who or what our Creator is. Once we’ve made that decision, we respond to our Creator in the required manner. We have no choice. After all, we are only the creation. We’re not in charge. Following the pattern above has been helpful to me. Growing up as a Christian, since the age of five, has, of course, created a strong bias in me towards believing all things were created through Jesus Christ. However, as an adult, I have done my own soul-searching and come back to that same conclusion. After looking at a lot of the evidence available to us, I still believe that we did not evolve and that we are an intelligently designed species living in a complex and beautifully designed universe. So that would move me from atheism (belief in no god) into some kind of agnosticism (someone or something out there bigger than me, but who or what is it?).

I continued to read a lot of books, talk to a lot of people, then made a decision that our Creator was indeed personal, loved us, and has a plan for each of us individually. I discovered that the Bible made the most sense when it describes creation, human nature, history, archaeology, prophecy, and most important -the intervention of God through Jesus Christ to fix this messed up world. I’ve discovered that Jesus wants all of me. As my Creator, He gave everything for me and so requires all of me in return. It’s a beautiful submission because when I surrender, I realize that I’ve landed in a world of peace, hope, fulfillment, and an upcoming eternity of the same. I encourage you to take this same journey. I’d love to hear how you work your way through it and would welcome an opportunity to walk it with you.

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4th Street & Brandon Ave

Combined Campuses 10:00 am - Worship Service at Emmanuel Church in West Kelowna (with Kids University)

2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna 250.768.7638


Peachland Baptist Church

Sunday, August 21

Sunday Worship 10:00 am Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 am

Rector Canon Sue Mayoss-Hurd Interm Priest, Rev. Canon Jim Kiddell

A Friendly Welcome Awaits You At...

Centennial Celebration Coming Sept. 2-4, 2011 Office Hours - Tue, Wed, Thur 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Hall rental contact Doreen 250-767-2132

Sunday Morning Service 10:00 am Rev. Elaine Diggle

Church Service 10 am Children’s Service 10 am Pastor: John Rankin Join Us For: Good Music Bible Messages Great Fellowship 4204 Lake Avenue


Medical Services Directory Dentists


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

Peachland Pharmacy


Massage Therapist Elisa McCoy, RMT Function Massage Therapy

250-767-2611 250-767-2999

Council has approved suitable locations for two new hillside community playgrounds, one at Morrison Park on Morrison Road, at the top of Trepanier Bench, and another at Knoblauch Park on Elliot Avenue, up Princeton. This move comes after it was decided by the district there was no suitable location near Cousins Park, across from Swim Bay to replace the aging playground that was removed from its longtime location next to the old Primary School. The aging playground had been deemed unsafe and was demolished. According to the District, “Both parks are already developed with grass and would be suitable for play structures.” Councillor Lindsay Bell was a strong supporter of the hillside parks and originally put forth the motion to develop them after it was decided building a new playground at Cousins was not possible. She was happy to see the hillside parks approval go through. “One of the reasons I came on council was to get more things for children up on the hills. My frame of mind is, what do we need for children and families here?” Staff will be holding a public open house on Thursday, September 8 to get some community input into the types of structures they would most like to see in their neighbourhood park, including engaging children in idea sharing. Following that meeting, staff will proceed with the purchase and installation of playground equipment.

Larry Guilbault

Beach Ave Medical Clinic



Dr. John Brinkerhoff Dr. Paven Chetty Call for Bookings:

5878E Beach Avenue Peachland, BC VOH 1X7

250-767-3432 Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Closed Weekends


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The Peachland View - 9

August 19, 2011

District awards $50,000 economic impact study contract to Vancouver-based group By Cindy Fortin Peachland View

Dave Smith, director of planning and development services, holds up a copy of the “Terms of reference” manual which lays out the areas of concern needed to be addressed in the economic impact analysis. The $49,997 contract for the study was awarded to Vann Struth & Consulting Group, of Vancouver. Cindy Fortin photo


The District of Peachland has awarded the economic impact study contract to a Vancouver-based company, Vann Struth & Consulting Group, for a total cost of $49,997. The District will pay $45,000 of that amount, while the Regional Economic Development Office will provide $5,000. The municipality decided the analysis was needed after being inundated with applications for development in recent years, such as the Ponderosa/Pincushion and New Monaco developments, as well as projects in the downtown core and the lower Princeton area. “The apparent challenge for Peachland is to manage growth responsibly and to ensure that growth occurs sustainably, considering economic, social and environmental impacts. Council has agreed to undertake an economic impact analy-

sis study to help guide future policies and decisions in the district,” said Dave Smith, director of planning and development services. With the assistance of the district and the community, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission and the Peachland Economic Development Committee, a 16 page “terms of reference” document was compiled for the economic impact analysis. The guide lays out the objectives, scope, and deliverables needed in the study, as well as the mandate/mission statement. According to the document, the economic impact analysis will examine “the effect of a policy, program, project, activity or event on the economy of a given area. Economic impact is usually measured in terms of change in economic growth and associated changes in jobs (employment) and income (wages).” The study is expected to be completed by the end of the year.


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For Sale Sea Ray Sorrento Bowrider, 21 ft., 260 HP, In/Out Board Mercruiser, 600 freshwater hrs. Great condition, all new vinyl interior, Biminis water accessories, Shorelander tandem trailer. $8,400. View on Castanet. Call 250-767-6603


Cleaning Services Cabins to Castles - Great cleaning, no hassles. Housekeeping, cleaning, office or yard work, move-ins & move-outs, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly appointments. Experienced & reliable. Call Michelle, 250-826-6285

Players Wanted Summerland Senior Hockey Club will be starting their season Sept. 12. They are looking for players & goalies. Mon., Wed. & Fri. - 8 am to 9:30 am. Call Larry, 250-494-7805 or Wayne, 250-494-7460

Wanted Four to five bedroom home, to enter into business relationship to use as a B&B. Call Rick at 250448-9131 or email richardscott@



For Rent Newly renovated 1 bedroom suite with private entrance and patio. 200 degree lake view. Large yard, lots of parking. Satellite TV, utilities, washer & dryer included. $850 per month. Call 250-317-0053

Help Wanted Local company is interviewing for the following positions: daycare, product crafting and assembling. Enthusiastic, motivated individual. Flexible hours. Call 250-575-2510

For Rent Peachland semi-water, 2 bedroom, 5 appliances, $1,000 including utilities, fenced yard, references. Call: 1-604-856-2391 For Rent One bedroom above ground suite, large windows, recently updated, partially furnished, no pets, no parties, no smoking, suitable for a single adult, utilities and cable included, separate washer and dryer, available immed. $850 plus 1/2 damage deposit. Call 250-7676525 or 250-718-3496

FOR SALE For Sale 2005 GMC 3500, V8, 10 Ply Michelin tires, 111,000 kms, $15,000 or $13,500 without w/c lift. Open to offers. Call 250-7679687

Estate Sale Everything must go Fri. & Sat., Aug. 19 & 20 10 am - 4 pm 4151 Ponderosa Drive, Peachland

MISC. FOR RENT For Rent Four - 10 x 10 white pop up tents, 50 white table cloths - 54 x 120. Call 250-767-2455 or email peachlandchamber@shawcable. com

PERSONAL Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship

Meets Monday at 7 pm (closed meeting) and Friday at 8pm (open meeting). Call 763-5555 for more info.


Services Let me look after all your “Domestic Details”. Local, mature, reliable, energetic & bonded. Spotless housekeeping, pressure washing, painting, gardening, companionship, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments. Senior’s discount. Call 250-767-2188 Cleaning Services Picky Home Cleaners - Cleaning ordinary homes for ordinary people! We are now located in West Kelowna and our cleaning services are now available for the Peachland area. *Residential Home Cleaning, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or for a one-time deluxe cleaning. Don’t worry if your home is a mess, we can handle it! Liability Insurance, WCB Coverage, Licensed, Bondable. For information about our cleaning service call Dee at 250-808-1264 House Sitting Looking to house sit your home? Bright, responsible person willing to take care of all the responsibilities of your home for 6 months or longer in September. References are available upon request. Email or call 250-638-7747

Attention Peachland and area Residents: Pilot Recycling Project New Recycling Depot at Public Works Yard on Princeton Avenue Hours of Operation 7am to 3:30 pm June 27th –June 30th July 25th to July 29th August 29th to September 2nd All household recyclables will be accepted, no need to presort. There will also be a separate GLASS bin on site.



Peachland United Church BARGAIN BIN SALE • Good clean clothing • Household items We accept donations on days that we are open.

Please do not drop off any donations while we are closed. OPEN THURS. - SAT. 9:30 - 3 PM


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August 19, 2011


Around Peachland This handsome double-masted sailboat has been seen out of the lake this summer. It recently passed by during the Westbank Country Opry. Richard Smith photo

CLUES ACROSS 1. Live in a tent 5. Capital of W. Samoa 9. Seer’s prop 12. Household God (Roman) 14. Leavened rum cakes 15. Swiss river 18. Deepsea fishing line 21. “Taming of the Shrew” city 23. Tapioca source 25. Stems used for wickerwork 26. Very bad in degree or extent 28. 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme 29. Enfeebles 31. Pops 32. Not a convenient time 38. Estimates 39. Making easier 41. Finished a skirt edge 42. Leprosy sufferers 44. Hasidic spiritual leader 45. Wife of Abraham 46. Runner used for gliding over snow 47. Not plain 52. Airport code for Gaborone 53. A mother’s summoning words 58. London Modern Art Museum 59. Motorcar CLUES DOWN 1. Atomic #24 2. Pharaoh 1323-1319 BC 3. Mutual savings bank 4. Community school assoc. 5. Winglike part 6. NPR TV equivalent

7. Farm state 8. Atomic #13 9. Extended neck for a better view 10. Blood group 11. And gentlemen 12. Your store of remembered information (abbr.) 13. Father of Araethyrea 16. Your father’s sister 17. A scrap of cloth 19. Take as a wife 20. Killers Leopold & ___ 21. Breathe rapidly 22. ____ Frank’s diary 24. Made dry and brittle 25. Not inland 27. Ladyfish genus 28. Look at with fixed eyes 30. Wedding vow 32. Shakespeare’s pentameter 33. Deprived of feeling 34. Double curve 35. Employees 36. Type of palm or grass 37. Forceful exertion 38. Oddball computer expert 40. Grasp suddenly 41. Time units (abbr.) 43. Refers to a female 47. Federal excise tax 48. Ingested 49. Not yes 50. Awards org. for country music 51. Not me 54. Overtime 55. 1/1000 of an ampere 56. Montana 57. Atomic #42

Are you my mother? This cute little guy seemed a bit confused as he visited a fellow hummingbird. He flew into through the kitchen window of Sharon Hilland’s home and landed on the stained glass ornament. Sharon Hilland photo

This couple enjoyed a quiet moment on a city bench in Heritage Park. Richard Smith photo

Your Guide to Local Events & Activities


ONGOING EVENTS Friday, August 19 - Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria - Live entertainment; PWC - Men’s Coffee Club, 10 am; Rocky J’s - Karaoke hosted by Billy’s Basement, 7 pm; 50+ Activity Centre - Quilting all day in August Saturday, August 20 - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 69 Meat Draw, 3 - 5 pm; 50+ Activity Centre - Carpet Bowling, 10 am Sunday, August 21 - PWC - Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast, 8 am; Royal Canadian Legion, Meat Draw, 2 - 4 pm Here’s How It Works: - Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Monday, August 15 - 50+ Activity Centre - Take Pounds Off Sensibly weight loss program, 9:30 am; Peachland Quil-

ters - 50+ Activity Centre - 1:15 pm Tuesday, August 22 - Lions Den Meeting - Community Policing Station, 7 pm; 50+ Activity Centre - Carpet Bowling - 10 am, Bridge - experienced, 7 pm & AA at noon; PWC Tai Chi, 6 pm & Pole Walking, 8 am; Royal Canadian Legion - Darts, 7 pm Wednesday, August 23 - 50+ Activity Centre - Chess 1:15pm, Yoga - 1:30 pm; CO Model Railway Company Group - Peachland Museum, 7 pm; Westside Toastmasters - Lakeview Heights Community Centre, West Kelowna, 7 pm

Would you like to feature your event in the Peachland View’s weekly Calendar of Events? Please call 250.767.7771 or email

The Peachland View - 11

August 19, 2011

Transit fares set to increase in 2012 Continued from page 7 both conventional and custom service, and monthly passes by approximately 12 per cent,” explained Keith

Grayston, financial services, City of Kelowna. Monthly adult passes will jump to

Keeping track of foreign aid money is difficult

$60, up from $53, senior passes will increase to $42 from $37, college passes will be $48 from $43, and student passes to $38 from $34. The last transit fare increase was on September 1, 2007 when conventional cash fares were also increased by $0.25 and monthly passes saw a $4 to $6 increase. Councillor Peter Schierbeck wasn’t happy with the increases, saying: “I

Continued from page 4 and how that money is being spent and that makes one wonder. The military in those famine struck countries, seem to be extremely well equipped. The leaders of these nations trot along in their Giorgio Armani suits, flashing their gold Rolexes and being chauffeured in their limousines. At the same time, it is obvious that the aid workers on the frontline, those who do the actual work, have virtually no money to work with and not enough staples to really help prevent mass starvation. China and India have been buying large tracks of fertile land in places like Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia. The land is irrigated and farmed. The products are not sold in the African markets but are shipped to China and India in order to feed their own billions of people. The West has nothing to do with the drought conditions causing the present famine, but we are certainly carrying some guilt regarding the military conflicts in these poor countries. Many western nations, including Russia, are downsizing their military departments and/or modernizing used and outdated equipment. That used equipment is in most cases being sold to Third World nations, rather than being destroyed. What is not being sold to the various nations may well end up in the hands of weapon merchants. And so the fighting goes on. Our boys are coming home from Afghanistan and with them a shipload of used equipment. It will be interesting to see what is going to happen with equipment that is deemed obsolete. The world is governed by greed. Bert Put, Peachland

feel that the increase in fares at this time is absolutely wrong and I’m totally opposed to it. If you fix the system so that it runs properly and efficiently, on time, then by all means. You’ve got to fix the system before you increase the fares.” Mayor Keith Fielding agreed, but in the end the motion to increase the fares was carried at the August 9, 2011 regular council meeting.

Move It and Mingle For older Adults What is it? Customized physical activity with professionals done at your own pace for 60 minutes. Socializing and Education concerning health and well-being. Why participate? Meet new people Maintain a sense of well-being Sleep well Have more energy Build stronger muscles and bones Stay connected to your community

Who’s it for? Older Adults Anyone who likes to have fun Anyone who wants to stay active Anyone who likes to participate in social activities

Where and When?

Westbank Lions Community Hall – Starting Monday Sept. 19th from 9- 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 till December 15th. Refreshments provided.

$25.00 REGISTATION • CALL THE WESTSIDE HEALTH NETWORK AT 250-768-3305 OR WHNS@TELUS.NET Program partially funded by Interior Health Authority

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Plumbing Done Differently Prompt, Polite, Professional Service

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• Roofing • New • Re-Roofs • Repairs

Jeff Webster 250-212-0781

• Dual Flush Toilets • Hot Water Tanks • Sinks & Faucets • Water Line Replacements • BBQ Hookups • Tubs & Showers

• Siding • Soffit • Facia • Gutters

Bob Fummerton 250-681-4014

Seniors Discounts

Thomas (778) 821.0802


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Online edition of the peachland view for Aug 19, 2011