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by Joanne Layh Temperatures might be reaching the double digits this week, but children hoping to play on new equipment that was to be installed in Morrison Park will have to wait a little bit longer to find out if the playground will go ahead. That’s because recent opposition to the play equipment installation in Morrison Park has lead the district to put a delay on the project until they’ve further gathered and considered public opinion on the matter. Approximately 45 people attended Monday’s open house, where residents were offered information and encouraged to complete a survey that asks if they are in favour or against the installation of play equipment in Morrison Park. “Council had made the decision based on earlier survey work that we should locate it
in Morrison Park. It wasn’t until that decision was publicized a bit more that we had complaints from some neighbours saying that wasn’t the right spot for it, so that’s why we’re having this open house, to test what public opinion is and what people think of the proposed location,” Mayor Fielding told The View. “In the recreation master plan, one of the recommendations in that was that we have little playgrounds in pocket parks up on both Princeton and on Ponderosa and Trepanier, so it really comes out of that.” According to a brochure that was distributed by the district at the open house, council received letters of request in 2009 and 2011 sent by residents lobbying for a playground in Morrison Park. The brochure also says that according to information gathered from School District 23, there are 83 children who are between kindergarten and grade 6 that live in a 1 km
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radius of the park. The council decision to install play equipment at Morrison Park and Knoblach Park was made last summer. As part of the decision, council requested that neighbourhood input be included in the playground design plans. A public open house was held in September but it wasn’t until recently that complaints began to arise. The cut off date to submit comments about the project was on Tuesday. Mayor Fielding says they hope to have the playground equipment installed in a park this spring, and expects that council will review the feedback they’ve received and make a decision fairly soon.
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New Monaco progressing to bring new business by Joanne Layh Last month New Monaco released a community update about what they’ve been working on over the winter, and recently their development VP Mark Holland and a community relations representative, Mary Lapointe, met with The View to offer a little more insight on what they are doing to advance the project. The New Monaco property stretches across 125 acres at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 97C. An Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment that allows for 2,600 – 2,800 units was approved by council last summer. “In between an OCP amendment and a rezoning submission, for a project as large as ours it generally takes quite a while to do the whole next batch of work to prepare for the application. So that’s what we’ve been working on,” Holland told The View. Lapointe says that one of the key elements they are working on now involves establishing the basic components of
an economically sustainable job centre as the focal point of the development, which means that they are currently recruiting business tenants for the first phase of the project. “This job centre will be the first phase of the project to develop and is expected to serve the needs of the region’s growing population and contribute significantly to Peachland’s tax base,” Lapointe said. “To a large degree, it will be designed around the technical requirements of businesses in the industries that New Monaco is targeting and the New Monaco team is now actively discussing opportunities for and needs of a wide range of potential partners, including enterprises in the fields of technology, medical services and education as a critical first step towards establishing a ‘cluster’ of complementary uses.” Holland says they are holding off on the zoning application until they have a “pretty good comfort with a good number of the main companies that will be part of it…with them next to us we can
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make sure that we write the zoning appropriately. Then we’ll come back to the community and pick up right where we left off, talking about buildings, talking about heights, talking about shapes, talking about where parks need to be,” Holland said. According to Holland, New Monaco has already secured an MRI company as well as a company that provides housing for assisted care in the last years of one’s life. He says these two anchors will help them draw other medical practitioners to the project. They also have plans to build a chef’s
lodge for one of Canada’s top chefs, Emmanuel David, who they anticipate will cook and teach courses at the site. “We’re expecting in the next four months to get a lot more. We’re out making the case for people to bring their businesses to Peachland,” Holland said. Holland is optimistic that their plans to advance the project towards the rezoning phase will continue to progress in the coming months. He says if everything goes as planned and if Peachland chooses to approve where they’re going, in a couple of years they could probably have some construction equipment on the site.
The championship round by Barrie Hewer It took 268 snooker matches for the 2011 – 2012 Peachland Little Snooker League (PLSL) season of play to come to a conclusion. Glasses were raised and toasts were made to celebrate a successful snooker season. Particularly because this season finished without any property damage or personal injuries…or perhaps I speak too soon. On Monday, March 5 the championship round began. This is the 15th consecutive year for this exciting sports event and arrangements are underway to post the finals on YouTube. Spectators are welcome and you don’t need to purchase a ticket to watch! Come early; seats are limited. Games are played from Monday to Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. and wrapping up around 8:15 p.m. The semi and final matches will be played on March 17 and March 18. Call the legion
for additional information. League organizers have advised World Snooker International that the recent rule changes sent down from this governing body will not be used during the remainder of the PLSL 2011 – 2012 season of play. As yet, there has been no response concerning the accreditation of the PLSL. The Friday 5 p.m. ladies league at the legion continues and new members are welcome. Games are shared, and everyone gets a turn. Lee Chevalier, a former PLSL champion, provides skill development techniques for the ladies. There are several terrific events planned for the legion in the coming weeks and months. Approaching fast is the St. Paddy’s Day celebration featuring everything green, a fabulous menu, and “Jeff G” providing the DJ services for the evening of March 17. Call the legion at 250-767-9404 for additional information.
Go green on 17th by Jean Saul I would like to offer my congratulations to our darts team for winning at the zone play downs in Osoyoos on February 5. The team is now set to travel to Cranbrook in March to represent the zone at the provincial championships. Way to go, guys and gals! Watch out, St. Patrick’s Day is also fast approaching! Do you like green beer? See details in the legion on the festivities planned for this event. Why don’t you join us on Saturday, March 17? The legion will be hosting a booth at the Spring Tonic Health Fair, also on March
17. If you can spare a couple of hours to volunteer to help out that day, please contact the office at 250-767-9100. Do you like to dance? Dance lessons are now available on Sundays starting at 4:30 p.m. Learn how to two-step, salsa, and jive. If you are interested, contact Ted at 250-767-6156. Four lessons will be offered for $75 per couple. The South Okanagan Similkameen zone will be holding its zone meeting on Sunday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Westbank Community Centre. The legion is now on Facebook! Follow our events at facebook.com/ RCL69.
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The teachers’ dispute: A lesson in frustration by Moyra Baxter School Trustee Central Okanagan Board of Education Everyone must be aware of the ongoing dispute between the BC Teachers Federation and the BC government. As I write this, teachers have planned a three-day strike starting March 5, and the government has tabled Bill 22, which it has named The Education Improvement Act. By the time you read this, there is no doubt it will be passed into law. As usual, the meat in the sandwich is the BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA), the accredited bargaining agent for all boards of educaMoyra tion in British Columbia. Since the BCPSEA was formed in 1994, as part of the BC Public Sector Council, legislated by the government to oversee health, social services, colleges, institutes, universities, crown corporations, agencies and commissions, as well as the K-12 public education system, BCPSEA has been less than successful in its negotiations with the BCTF. Successive governments, both NDP and Liberal, have stepped in and imposed or negotiated teacher contracts. BCPSEA always begins negotiations with an edict from government – in this round it included a net zero mandate. Bargaining commenced in March of 2011 and to this point BCTF and BCPSEA have met at least 78 times with nothing to show for it except agreement on nine non-monetary items. During these negotiations, BCTF served strike notice on August 31, 2011, and on the first day of school in September teachers began limited job action. A government fact-finder, appointed February 9, 2012, concluded that it was “very unlikely” the two sides would reach a voluntary settlement. This leads us to the current sorry state of affairs. In my opinion, neither side is blameless in this dispute. In 2002 the Liberal government passed Bills 27 and 28, which stripped the teachers’ collective agreement and included removal of class size and class composition clauses. Bill 22 will return these clauses to the collective agreement in 2013 – too little, too late, say the teachers. The five-year agreement between the BCTF and the government, ratified in September of 2006, which included a 16 per cent salary increase over four years and a $4,000 signing bonus for each individual teacher, expired in June of 2011. This agreement, along with those signed with the other public sector employees, was cynically seen as a way to ensure there would be no labour action during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. At the special Central Okanagan Board of Education meeting held last week, about 60 teachers attended and vented their anger at the government and chastised the board for, “doing nothing to support the teachers”. They asked that trustees write letters supporting the
teachers. To be honest, considering the pressure being exerted, the easiest thing would have been to agree to do that, but I personally do not agree with everything the BCTF is demanding. I am frustrated by the amount of time, effort, and money that has gone into the 78 days of unproductive negotiations. I see the stress that the sevenmonth job action has placed on our administrative staff who have been supervising at schools. I listen to the parents who want report cards, and sense the worry that our Grade 12 students feel as they plan for their futures. I sympathize with the teachers over the shredding of their contract in 2002, and calling Bill Baxter 22, which I see as back to work legislation, the Education Improvement Act, is inflammatory. Yet, the BCTF negotiators need to temper their justified anger with perspective. I also acknowledge that we are extremely lucky in our school district, in that we have built a strong, respectful relationship with our teachers, and we know they have made themselves available to meet with parents and have assured us that the Grade 12 students will not be affected. Just last week, I attended the evening session of the Early Learning for Families program at Peachland Elementary. Teachers, and the principal, welcomed families with preschoolers, so that connections could be made before the children start kindergarten. And nowhere was there any indication that we are in the middle of job action. This doesn’t seem to be the case in all school districts. The board acknowledges that education funding has not kept up with increased costs. MSP payments have just increased, and we will have to find the extra dollars for that from somewhere. We all know that our own utility bills at home have increased – imagine what our increase in the school district will look like. It will cost much more to run our school buses if we believe the dire prediction that the cost at the pumps will jump drastically by the summer. Over the past two years the Central Okanagan Board of Education has written more than 15 letters to the Ministry of Education regarding the underfunding of education programs in our school district. We know that when we have to budget for these extra costs it means that something has to be cut. We try our best to ensure that these cuts do not affect the classrooms, but we know that if we had the funds we could provide more for our students and teachers. We are proud of the programs we offer in the Central Okanagan School District, and we recognise the hard work of our employees as we strive to meet the needs of students entrusted to our care. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Central Okanagan Board of Education.
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Peek into the Past
Better days This is the Edgewater Inn when it ﬁrst became a hotel in about 1909. It had formally been built in 1897 as J. M. Robinson’s own home, and was brieﬂy the post ofﬁce when the ﬁrst purpose-built one was being constructed at end of 1st Street. It remained in this general appearance until about 1952 when it was bought by Pete Spackman and renamed the Totem Inn. It later became the Edgewater Inn again until recently when it was called the Water’s Edge. A recent pipe break and ﬂood may seal it’s fate. Demolition is proposed and plans for it’s new look were shown to the public last week. In the core of the present building may be a few remains of this original building and Pete’s totem pole.
have a pet peeve, and I do mean pet peeve. I own two dogs, which I love very much. My dogs do what all dogs do, they poo. Since moving to Peachland, I have seen more people walking their four-legged companions than ever before. I imagine there must be a dog for every two people in this town. While most of you are responsible pet owners, not all of you are. I see you everyday, out walking your dogs along Beach Avenue. You stop so your Rover can do his business. You look around, stare at the sky, whistle, and twiddle your thumbs, all the while pretending you don’t know what Rover is doing, than just carry on as if nothing has happened. Behind you there’s a pile of dog doo, just sitting there waiting to be stepped in by some unsuspecting person out for a stroll. There is no excuse for not picking up after your dog. Dog excrement is full of bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens that pose a serious health risk to humans, and even your dog can be infested by parasites. In particular, children are at risk as they play on the ground. Your dogs poop makes us all look bad. Dog poo is the number one complaint about dogs and their owners, even more so than aggression, and barking. Dog waste is offensive and is often a reason to ban our loved ones from parks and other areas. When you clean up after your pet it shows respect for your community and your neighbours. I encourage you as pet owners to pick up after your pets. Carry disposable bags with you when you take your best friend for a walk, pick up after them, turn the bag inside out, tie it and dispose of the waste in the trash containers provided or in your trash can when you get home. Yes, people will see you carrying your bag full of poo. Don’t be embarrassed; be proud. Picking up after your pet is just part of being a responsible pet owner. Carry extra bags with you and hand them out if you see someone who needs one. Lastly, when you get home from your walk remember to wash your hands with soap and water. by The Peachland View
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Let’s build on historical value Dear Editor, Twenty-five years ago, in 1986/1987, Urban Systems Ltd. consulting planners and engineers did an extensive study for the District of Peachland. Since that study, the district has accomplished many of the study’s recommendations: the creation of Heritage Park and Centennial Way, and the preservation of heritage buildings such as the museum (formerly the eightsided Baptist Church), Peachland Little Schoolhouse, and currently, the primary school. Also, special events and attractions have been staged for the citizenry and visitors, such as swims, runs, a car show, the farmers’ market, musical concerts, fireworks, and parades. What the district has not done is control design in development, as we are reminded daily as we drive by the mixed design currently allowed – everything from simply poor design to concrete bunkers. With the proposed redevelopment by Mr. Worman of two prominent buildings in the downtown core, the district has an opportunity to revitalize Peachland in a unique way. The design of the proposed building appears to be one more fit for a ski resort than historic Peachland. I appeal to Mr. Worman to put his architects back to work to design a façade to anchor and complement the town and be the catalyst for revitalization in tune with historic Peachland. In the May 24, 2011 issue of The Peachland View, Mr. Steve Allison, representing The Network Inc. (TNI) and speaking at a Peachland Chamber of Commerce meeting said, “We plan to have a fully functioning hotel.” It now appears that the plan has changed. Yes, Mr. Worman’s development would make a perfect
boutique hotel as Peachland has no major accommodation centre – but not including a casino. If reminded of the murder in Kelowna last year, we know what type of patron a casino attracts. Peachland will not become a shopping destination for the area as West Kelowna has claimed that designation with its big box stores. What Peachland does have is the opportunity to become a unique destination for year-round tourism daytrippers. North America-wide and throughout other countries of the world, communities are desperately trying to save their heritage. Mr. Worman’s proposal is Peachland’s opportunity to build a community with a downtown core that complements its heritage and becomes unique in British Columbia. Consider the communities of Chemainus, Fort Langley, Steveston, Nelson, Ladner, and Cloverdale – all which have become tourism destination and/or film locations because of their foresight to develop a unique community. In Washington State, the communities of Winthrop (western), Levenworth (Bavarian), La Conner (nautical), and Snohomish (antiques) have become destinations because of their uniqueness. Langley, Washington has its alleys groomed and landscaped, creating a pleasing second street of shops and attractions. The downtown core of Peachland is the perfect location to do the same. I urge the District of Peachland to apply design controls on the type of facades used, at least between Princeton and 8th Street. This would add enormously to the current revitalization, stimulate economic growth, and build on community pride. M.R. Henderson, Peachland, BC
Resident dismayed by TNI’s lack of vision Dear Editor, I have just looked at the development proposal of the Edgewater Hotel and am totally dismayed. It looks like any other building we have seen built in Westbank or Kelowna with no originality whatsoever. The reason we moved to Peachland was because it had such a pretty and quaint beachfront and we can see this gradually being destroyed if this type of modern architecture is to be approved. The only develop-
ment we have seen built recently in the whole of the Okanagan, which has the character that would actually add to the appeal of downtown Beach Avenue, is that housing the Marmalade Cat along Pandosy in Kelowna. It has a colourful facade modelled on an old Western town that would further enhance the appeal of Peachland’s beachfront. It is astounding that TNI chose an architect with so little vision. Peachland needs to remain as unique as possible to continue to appeal to holidaymakers, which many of our resident’s income relies on. At
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present we have retained the uniqueness of Peachland because developers have not managed to destroy it and make it like any other town in the Okanagan. I appeal to the council to think out of the box and make sure that Peachland remains special and does not approve this type of architecture for our beautiful little town. This is such an opportunity to continue to make Peachland different and unique to the rest of this area and I hope our councillors do not miss it, for everyone’s sake, including TNI’s. Gill Evans, Peachland, BC
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Numerous changes proposed under bill 22 MLA Bill Barisoff
This week is one of those few times in history when the BC legislature is in session and at the moment classes all across British Columbia are not on account of the current BCTF strike action. While this is not the first time in history that there has been a province-wide strike, it is somewhat unique to have a strike occurring so close to spring break. Rather than engage in a finger pointing exercise, I would like to provide some basic background information about the current strike and share some financial information to taxpayers regarding the costs of some of the issues involved. The first point to be raised is that this is a legal strike that has been authorized by the BC Labour relations board under specific terms. Provided there is two days notice, the BCTF may withdrawal services for a period of three days for the first week and one day if additional weeks are to be impacted, again subject to notification. Government has introduced legislation in Bill 22 that once passed would seek to end job action through the use of fines for future strikes, a legislated cooling off period, and the use of
a mediator. Bill 22 also implements a $165 million learning improvement fund to improve support for special needs students. Bill 22 also proposes other changes. Although class sizes will remain unchanged for kindergarten through to Grade 3, there have been changes proposed for the class maximum of 30 students for Grades 4-12. Under Bill 22 a class cannot exceed 30 students unless, in the opinions of the superintendent of schools for the school district and the principal of the school, the organization of the class is appropriate for student learning, or if the class is in a prescribed category of classes. If in the case of the former, additional compensation and resources would be provided to the teacher in question. This legislation is based partially on a model in the Coquitlam school district where there are currently zero classes over 30. Bill 22 also proposes mediation to help achieve a balance between seniority and qualifications when filling teaching positions. This is similar to current contract language that exists in the central Okanagan and Surrey school districts. What Bill 22 does not address is demands from the BCTF for significant wage and benefit increases.
Bill 22 proposes a net zero mandate that all other public sector unions have agreed to - currently 130 agreements to date. The cost of the current BCTF demands are $2.06 billion over the next three years. To put these costs into perspective, the province would need to effectively maintain the HST and direct all of the excess proceeds entirely into funding the BCTF contract demands over the next three years. As many citizens are well aware, the majority of British Columbians recently rejected increased taxes and the HST. As there will be less revenue as a result of this change in tax policy, spending must also be adjusted accordingly. We cannot leave a burden of debt to our children and grandchildren that will only further comprise the ability to deliver important programs like healthcare, education, and welfare for future generations. Before I close this week, I would like to wish the Penticton Vees organization best wishes as this week they will attempt to set a new record for most consecutive wins in history for junior hockey in North America. It is a job well done by the players, managements, volunteers, and fans of this outstanding local hockey club.
Building a brighter future in a stronger BC. These are challenging times in the global economy. But with BC’s enviable record of strong fiscal management, we can continue to make investments that matter to British Columbians while maintaining low taxes and controlled spending. This is exactly what Budget 2012 delivers. • Increasedfundingforhealthcare,with$1.5billioninadditional fundingby2014/15 • $4.7billionayearinblockfundingforschooldistricts,plusa 3-year$165millionLearningImprovementFundtosupport teachersaidingstudentswithspecialneeds • A lmost$3billioninnewcapitalspendinginhospitals,schools, post-secondaryinstitutions,roads,andotherinfrastructure
Budget 2012 also supports families and individuals. • F amilieswillbeabletoclaimupto$500–perchild,percredit, peryear–foranyeligiblesportsorartsprogram • U pto$1,000ayearintaxcreditsforseniorsorfamilymembers sharingahome,tohelpcoverthecostofrenovationsthatallow seniorstostayindependentlonger • A newFirst-TimeNewHomeBuyer’sBonus,makingfirst-time buyerswhopurchasenewlybuilthomeseligibleforapersonal incometaxcreditofupto$10,000 • E ffectiveApril1,2012,thecurrentHSTrebatethresholdfornew homepurchasesincreasesto$850,000.Purchaserswillbeeligible foraprovincialHSTrebateofupto$42,500 Budget 2012 keeps BC’s economy strong in the midst of uncertainty in the global economy.
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British Columbia. Canada Starts Here. 2012/13 Expenditure Budget Totaling $43.87B 41%
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Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachand Wellness Centre Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church Crystal Waters Service, 10am, Little Schoolhouse 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. Peachland Quilters, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre
MONDAYS Tops, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Variety Singers, 9:45am, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachand Wellness Centre Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Canada Revenue Agency volunteer tax program, 1-3pm, Peachand Wellness Centre (until April 23). Call the Wellness Centre at 250 767 0141 for more information. Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
TUESDAYS Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachand Wellness Centre Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachand Community Centre
Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Line Dancing, 9am, 50+ Activity Centre
Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachand Wellness Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 9:30am beginners 10am continued, Peachand United Church
Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Bereavement, 10am, Peachand Wellness Centre
Sunshine Singers, 1:15pm, Peachand Wellness Centre
Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre
Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachand Wellness Centre
Caregiver Support, 2:30pm, Peachand Wellness Centre
Preschool Storytime, 11:30am, Peachland Library
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachand United Church
CentralOkanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum
Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only)
Bridge, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Lions Den meeting, 7pm, Community Policing Station Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre
Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
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Babysitter Training Course, 9am-3pm, Kelowna & District Safety Council at 395 Hartman Road, Kelowna. Open to children age 10 and up. The twoday course is offered on Mar. 12&13. The course is $60 (no taxes) and includes a KDSC babysitter’s gear bag, student reference book, and a graduation certificate. Register by calling 250-7653163. A West Kelowna course will be held Mar 22&23.
Committee of the whole meeting, 9am, council chambers at Peachland Community Centre.
Peachland Fall Fair meeting, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre. All executive and members are requested to attend. Voluteers are urgently needed! Call Martha Jenkins at 250-767-9461 for more information. Regular meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Sowers and Growers Garden Club Meeting, 7pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. Members will discuss the future of the club. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Babysitter Training Course, 9am-3pm, Kelowna & District Safety Council at 395 Hartman Road, Kelowna. * see Mar. 12. Regular council meeting, 7pm, council chambers at Peachland Community Centre.
Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps, * see Mar. 15.
Men’s Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachand Wellness Centre Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Babytime, 11am, Peachland Library. Bond with your baby with rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. No registration required - open to prewalkers and their caregivers. Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Karaoke with Anita, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 (1st - 3rd weeks of the month)
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The Peachland Wellness Centre in the heart of our community. We have many positions available including volunteer drivers, part of the crew that volunteers at our fabulous Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast, or a volunteer host at PWC. Please contact the PWC at 250-767-0141 or stop by at 4426 5th Street.
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Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps, Various times and dates, Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan at Mission Creek Regional Park. Visit regionaldistrict.com/parks for more info.
MARCH 10 Foodsafe Course, 9:30-5pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. Learn about food safety with licensed instructor Andrew Keith Russell. A teen discount is available. To register, ring Peachland Chamber of Commerce at 250-767-2455. The course will also be offered on Mar.17 and 21.
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Taste of Wine Country Wine tastings an ideal blend with art and music by Bruce Fuller A couple of years ago I set out to hunt down a piano for our Lonesome Quail Tasting Saloon. Although folks are giving pianos away these days, Craigslist (our daily shopping source for antiques, farm equipment, and ranch stuff) didn’t list one that would work in that quaint space at the winery. One Saturday I stumbled on an early 20’s player piaBruce no at the local Kiwanis bargain centre that perfectly fit the bill. As there’s a story in this part of the valley about a piano teacher who lent her piano weekly to Fairview’s Golden Gate Hotel (in the defunct gold town above present-day Oliver), I got to digging into local archives. I discovered that well-known Oliverite Agnes Sutherland knew all about it, since it was her mom who let gold miners lug the piano to the saloon where she played for Saturday dances. I invited Agnes to visit, check out the piano and since, “at 94 years of age, I no longer have a driver’s license,” had her designated driver and daughter Sally Franks bring her for a look. After a glass or two (or three or four) of tasting room leftovers, we created an arrangement to establish the Quails’ Roost Art Gallery in the mezzanine space above our tank room. We understand this to be the first full on community art gallery at a winery in the country. At the May 2011 grand opening we quickly saw how much our approximately 350 visiting guests enjoyed piggybacking wine tastings on the experience of browsing artistic works and listening
to real music in the background. When comparing notes with other wine folks, I found that most wineries in the Okanagan display pieces by neighbouring artists, as well. While most wineries may not have dedicated art gallery space, they usually show an excellent high-end selection of affordable works. Professionally framed art photographs, signed prints, and wine themed posters are often displayed along Fuller with traditional oils, acrylics, watercolours, and pastels. For instance, West Kelowna’s Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery has seen good success selling locally sourced works of art and Bonitas in Summerland showcases a number of canvasses highlighting original pieces by the owner’s daughter, which are now well established as labels. On the Naramata Bench, Red Rooster has a substantial gallery that was planned into their tasting room architecture early on, and just along the road you can enjoy many local works at Hillside Winery’s folksy gallery. In the South Okanagan, Tinhorn Creek hosts showings by Penticton’s famous Lloyd Gallery and when visiting with gallery owner Nel Witteman last week, she said they were busily assembling a show for a spring visit to Oliver. A few roads south, Oliver Twist hangs a number of interesting framed pieces plus displays the works of a celebrated potter. Just down Highway 97, Road 13 Winery has also showcased art and pottery for some time now. East across the
valley on the Black Sage Road, Burrow- meaningful artwork, live, often spontaneing Owl has the Sagebrushers in for spe- ous, music helps to round out the expericial showings on a regular basis. ence. Rustico has a well-played antique The Quails’ Roost Art Gallery at Rus- piano, as does Dunham Froese at Covert tico represents the works of more than Farms. Fairview Cellars’ aged upright in 50 local artists, each piece vetted by the the corner of their wonderful log cabin Sagebrushers’ own selection commit- gets cranked up every now and then and tee and changes regularly. The gallery’s a baby grand’s available for a slightly difeclectic collection includes carvings and ferent skill level at Stoneboat. three-dimensional pieces by internationSo who said that wine tasting has to ally known Ken Hale. Robert Wood (of be all about the wine, anyway? Wine Calgary’s oldest gallery, the Gainsbor- should complement a quiet time, the joy ough), regularly hosts oil painting clin- of good food, a special event, friends, ics and has a number of valuable pieces lovers, and the appreciation of artistic hanging at the winery. Osoyoos clay art- works - all served up with your kind of ist Charlotte Glattstein recently moved a music. That’s the perfect blend. number of wall pieces from her Osoyoos Bruce Fuller is the founder and studio to the Quails’ Roost, as well. proprietor of Rustico Farm & Cellars In such settings, you put togethin Oliver, 12:20 BC. ForPM more information, composter ad when feb12:Layout 1 2/22/12 Page 1 er award-winning wines and delightfully visit rusticowinery.com.
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Peachy People: Sarah Schryver Accomplished equine artist Why did you choose to live in this town? We moved here in December of 1998. I was just seven years old at the time, so I guess you could say I didnâ€™t have a lot of choice, but Peachland was a great town to grow up in. What has been your crowning achievement? I feel my greatest achievement to date would be my first year as an equine artist. I accomplished several good things last year, but a few that I am very proud of would be my international sales along with selling an original piece to a western art collector. I was also a finalist in an international art competition, as well as being awarded with a jurorâ€™s choice at the Fort Langley Centennial Museum. What would make Peachland a nicer community? I would have said putting in a stop light at Clements Crescent, but I am happy that has already been
done. Do you have a goal in life? My primary goal in life is to be a better person, but professionally my goal is to be accepted into some of the large art shows in America. If you had one superpower, what would it be? It would be to help people who are in need. At the moment it would be to help the people negatively affected by the worldwide recession. If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would give a large portion to charity and local food banks, but I would also help my family. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? I would try to communicate well with the people in the community. If you were a ďŹ‚y, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? If I were a fly I would probably inhabit Chevallierâ€™s Arena, so I could be around horses.
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If you could fast forward the Dis- What is your greatest extravatrict of Peachland by 50 years, gance? what can you visualize? I am not really an extravagant perI can visualize Peachland grow- son, but I guess it would be showing ing over time because it is a nice horses in reining and cowhorse. location and has a great atmo- When and where were you hapsphere. I can see it becoming one piest? of the more desirable places to live I have been very blessed over the in BC, like White Rock or North years, but I would have to say that I March 25, at 2011 Vancouver. am the happiest I have ever been What do you do in your spare this point in my life. time? Which talent would you most like When I have spare time I go to have? down to my dadâ€™s boot shop or Everyone is talented in some way, out to his garage to help work on personally I am grateful for the talent his chopped merc. that I do have. Itâ€™sWhat back! community The signs are all there. need It hit What high that is held up by music? resilient, shock issues is your favourite home for me this past week while I was absorbing laminated beams and girders. the most attention? Country is my favorite genre of The doing As an announcement at one of Western demand for the people and the product the town of Peachland grows music. Some of my favourite country is Canadaâ€™s largest technical institutes. This artists strong. are And Miranda we have what it takesBlake right here I think it is important to maintain Lambert, postitssecondary training college graduates to supply that demand. small town feel. Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Brooks about 25 per cent of of the completed signartwork of our growing economy What would beallyour ideal job? N Another Dunn. My is always done was apprentices a wideenough range to of listening evident attothe annualradio. Hong Kong business I havegoing been into fortunate country professions across dinner is in your Vancouver this week. As minister be ableand to occupations pursue my right dream job.the What favourite book? country. for the AsiaThe Pacifi c it was Who inspires you the most? I would have to say Power of an What telling honour to bring remarks to the As they far aswere my art goes, the artists Positive Imaging by Dr. Norman Vinďż˝ WEEKLY COMMENTARY me who was good news,me butthe not most would cent Peale orsold-out event. The mood in the inspire The Bible. DAY, MP without its challenges. e STOCKWELL room was clearly optimistic. be graphite equineThartists Karmel What is your favourite meal? administration andColorado faculty and Maria And optimismtacos based on Timmons of That would be ita was tie between repsDâ€™Angelo said it was of starting look like dĂŠjĂ -vu and hardsteak. facts, not simply hope. New to Jersey. all over again. The demand for all types of Agriculture and energy producers were trades is unmistakeably surging upwards there, talking about what appears to be longagain. They said it reminded them of the term growth and demand numbers. After pressure they felt at the time of major all, as the middle class continues to grow at employee shortages a few years ago. an amazing rate and people move annually It wasnâ€™t that long ago. You remember. out of poverty by the tens of millions per Demands for qualified help or for those year in China, India and other previously willing to be trained was so high that many impoverished nations the demand from fast food outlets couldnâ€™t keep open their them for every type of product imaginable usual hours because they simply couldnâ€™t will only increase. We are very well placed find the people. to meet those demands and see our own Iâ€™m not saying weâ€™re there yet. There are levels of standard of living and prosperity still many people looking for work. But rise in the process. the strength of the economy is evident Westbank First Nations continue to see everywhere. All I have to do is reflect on economic growth. This week I was with some of the events I was involved in this Chief Robert Louie for the announcement week. of a construction project that will upgrade Just last week I attended the opening of a a number of homes on WFN lands. That huge new production Okanagan Robinson means there will be a needJacoe for trades and Patrick Bell facility in Kathryn Joseph Falls. Structurlam makes value added wood building supply products. More jobs, more products that are used here and around the & sales, more economic growth. â€˘ Personal Injury â€˘ Wills Estates â€˘ Real Estate world. 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Remarkable Residents of Peachland Volunteers acknowledged at appreciation breakfast by Joanne Layh Last Friday morning about 180 of Peachland’s volunteers filled the community centre to be acknowledged for their good work at a volunteer appreciation breakfast hosted by Peachland’s mayor and council. “I am here with my council colleagues and district staff to acknowledge the amazing contribution that volunteers make to our community,” Mayor Fielding said in his welcome remarks. He described volunteers as the true heart of the community and said that Peachland would be a cold and heartless place without its volunteers. “As volunteers you organize things, provide information, solve problems, make things, serve things, support people, help those in need, keep us safe, show caring and compassion, and make life better for others,” he said. The mayor went on to calculate just how much value volunteers bring to the community. He estimated that Peachland has between 400450 volunteers and that volunteers work between one or two hours per week to full time, averaging perhaps six hours per week. Supposing the value (as per many grant applications) of volunteer work is $10 per hour, he calculated that over a full year the value is an amazing $1.326 million. So on Friday instead of being on the serving end, Peachland’s volunteers had the honour of being served by their mayor and council.
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Volunteers from the following organizations were represented at the breakfast: Peachland Trekkers, Peachland Little Schoolhouse, Peachland Community Arts Council, Peachland Rotary Club, United Church Bargain Bin, District of Peachland Recreation Department volunteers, Peachland Players, Peachland Wellness Centre, Peachland Girl Guides, World of Wheels, Peachland Lions Club, Citizens on Patrol/Community Policing, Peachland branch of Kelowna General Hospital Auxiliary, Peachland Fall Fair, Peachland Sportsmen’s Association, Peachland Chamber of Commerce, Peachland Visitor Information Centre, Peachland Historical Society, Emmanuel Assembly Church, Peachland Food Bank, Peachland Economic Development Committee, Peachland Ambassadors, Emergency Social Services, and Peachland Fire and Rescue Service. We all owe our gratitude to the people who volunteer their time and their service through these fine organizations.
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Peachland Lions Club members Steven Spalleck, Gary Stephens, Oliver Mendonza and Glenn Platts (shown from left to right) enjoyed the chance to visit at the volunteer appreciation breakfast.
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Peachland Volunteers Attending to the “Kneads” of Peachlanders since September 2000
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Mayor Keith Fielding offers words of appreciation to the many volunteers who attended the breakfast. Constance Roth photos
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Shown from left to right: Volunteers Ashley Schultz and Pam Cunningham (World of Wheels), Dave Stewart (Peachland Lions Club), Russ Paul (World of Wheels), Dan Rouleau (Peachland Lions Club), and Kathleen North (Peachland Lions Club).
Guest speaker, Dawn Wilkinson of Community Information and Volunteer Centre for the Central Okanagan.
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People make a difference Councillor Condon serves up coffee to a room full of early risers. Constance Roth photos
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Volunteers Barb Buckley and Barbara McGregor (shown left to right) of the Peachland Branch of the Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary.
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Team work allows common people to attain uncommon results. Thank you Volunteers! Don Rurka (center) of Rocky J’s Beach Hut kept the pancakes coming with help from Jan Halvorsen (left) and Levern Prozny (right).
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Christina (Ina) White Stewart Murray Mum You were there when we took our first breath, We were there when you took your last. You showed us how to love, be a family and a friend. We can only hope to live up to your standards and virtues. You said you were proud of us well... We were proud to say you were our Mum and Nanna. Your zest and energy for life was amazing. You said I love you so easily... We find saying good-bye so hard. You will be sorely missed forever. Son, Glenn (Sam); daughters, Jan (Glen) grandchildren; Reid, Morgan & Shonna and Margo (Frank). December 16, 1933 - Airdire, Scotland March 4, 2012 - Westbank, BC
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Food for the soul: If only I had died instead of you! by Pastor John Rankin Peachland Baptist Church My heart grieved last week when I read about a nine-year-old girl named Savanah who died after allegedly being forced by her grandmother to run for three hours without stopping as punishment for having lied about eating candy bars. What a tragedy. A few years ago three children were murdered in the town of Merritt, where we lived at the time. It was absolutely senseless and devastating to the community and beyond. A loss of a child is devastating at any time, which my wife Maria and I know all too well, but it is particularly so when it occurs in such a brutal and sadistic fashion, as happened to those dear children. In II Samuel 18:33 when King David’s son Absalom died in battle, he began to tremble violently and wept bitterly. He said, “O my son Absalom. My son, my son Absalom. If only I had died instead of you - O Absalom, my son, my son!” What parent wouldn’t gladly switch places with their precious child, even when that child has turned against them, as it was in the case of Absalom? God Himself takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked but desires everyone to turn from their evil ways and live (Ezekiel 18:23). He especially takes no pleasure in the eternal death of anyone, but that all would turn to Him and live with Him forever. That’s where our little angel is right now! It has been over 28 years now since our precious little girl Jonnita died at three and a half months old. I was out
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working and got the news to go to the hospital right away. It all seemed surreal and my mind was spinning in disbelief. She had just been through a medical check up and was declared 100 per cent healthy - and now she was gone. They used to call it crib death, but now designate it SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). But we asked, “Why? Why did it happen? Why did it happen to us?” The doctor had no real answers - and neither did our pastor. He just came to try and comfort us in our uncontrollable sobbing, but I remember saying over and over, “My daughter, my beautiful precious daughter. If only I had died instead of you!” But that wasn’t the case, and we had to somehow go on with those unanswered questions and thoughts. What I know more clearly now though is that God is so good and loving, infinitely more so than we are, and the kingdom of heaven belongs to the little children. In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” God will not refuse anyone entrance into His kingdom except those who refuse Him. Someone asked me, “Why does God allow children to die young? And why does He allow horrendous acts to take place against them?” Do I now have an answer for them? Indeed, I do. He allows their death in His great mercy because death for those who are His is but a closing of their eyes on this earth and an opening of them in heaven a millisecond later - a place where there is no more sorrow or abuse
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or torture or murder or sin, but only infinite love. That’s merciful. God is more grieved at sin than we, sinful people, could ever be or know. As a result of the evil and wickedness of the whole world, Genesis 6:6 says, “The Lord was grieved that He made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain.” He wiped out everyone in the whole world except for one family. He could do the same today. He could get rid of every abuser and every sinner,
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but then where would that leave all of us who are guilty of sin to one degree or another? There is coming a day though when sin will be wiped out completely, but not until every person to the end of time has an opportunity to come to God and find out just how loving and merciful He is! Jesus died for us and instead of us, so that we don’t have to die eternally. All that we have to do is believe and trust in Him. I hope that includes you.
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Bill and Gloria Rouwe, Robyn and Larry Merchison and Terry and Cheryl Scott visit Los Zarapes, a favourite Mazatlan restaurant.
Peachlanders love visiting Mazatlan by Larry and Robyn Merchison It is apparent to us that a lot of people from Peachland have found a jewel in Mexico, and that is Mazatlan, the Pacific pearl. It has become a place where you can enjoy the culture, the food, and the surroundings of beautiful and exotic scenery and history. This is the fourth year that we’ve toured Mazatlan and each time we find new friends; the citizens of Mazatlan have made us feel comfortable and welcome. They teach us their language and tell us about their culture, and what it means to them to be living there. Since there are so many traditional restaurants to choose from, every night is a new experience. When asked if there are special places we like to go, we recommend Yooper’s, Mary’s, Los Brocheta’s, and El Canuks Del Leon, to mention a few. Entertainment can be found throughout Mazatlan, especially at Diego’s On the Beach, which is a great place to spend
an afternoon on the beach with Brent “The Brenster” McAthey, who is from Alberta. If you visit, don’t forget to check out the historical and cultural centre at Old Centro, the oldest part of Mazatlan. The more than 12 miles of sandy beaches offer great variety, easy access, beautiful landscapes, and plenty of suntanning and water activities for everyone. It is very important to check for flag warnings at the beach: green for calm, red for danger, white for jellyfish, yellow for caution, and orange for stingrays. It is very interesting when everyone from Peachland gets together and we compare notes and exchange stories about how much everyone is enjoying Mazatlan. It seems that every year we meet more and more people from Peachland. We can’t say enough about how comfortable we feel about being in Mazatlan. We look forward to going back.
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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You are at the top of your game this week, Leo. Expect to sail through projects at the speed of light. Also anticipate others turning to you for advice because of the vibe you give.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, taking time to notice your feelings can go a long way toward mitigating stress and bringing peace of mind. It also creates other opportunities to relax.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Don’t expect others to be mind readers, Virgo. If you have something to say, simply say it. It is better than going through the guessing game of your feelings.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, focus on fitness as the warm weather is once again right around the corner. You’ll want to look and feel your best when it comes time to enjoy the great outdoors.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, the simple act of expressing yourself will ease any personal issues you are keeping inside. Talking about things can help you feel more secure, as well.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, don’t fret too much over a situation that’s been troubling you. Realizing the situation is a great first step. Now seek the help of others to determine a solution.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, focus on keeping yourself in great shape. Feeling under the weather can be taxing on the body and the spirit. Eat healthy and get more exercise.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You may notice changes to your home life, Pisces, and it may be causing anxiety. The celestial plane is creating the turmoil.
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