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by Joanne Layh Peachland homeowners can expect a 2.9 per cent increase in their property taxes this year, according to the 2012 budget that is likely to be adopted in the coming weeks. The 2.9 per cent increase includes a 2.4 per cent increase in general municipal property taxes, in addition to increases in policing costs and a $30 hike in the water improvement parcel tax. This year’s dramatic increase in policing costs was caused by Peachland’s population exceeding 5,000 in the 2011 census. The population increase means that the district is now assessed policing costs at a much higher rate and is also obligated to fund other related expenses, including one RCMP support staff member and a portion of prisoner expenses. The budget’s $30 increase in the water improvement parcel tax was approved by council to help tackle the enormous cost of water

capital improvements identified in the water master plan ($44,900,866 over a 17-year period). In total the average household (based on an assessed value of $422,125) will pay $2,949.03 in property taxes this year. Just over 40 per cent of the amount collected will go to other governments, such as the regional district. “I think council has been quite responsible in what it has done,” Councillor Condon said at this week’s committee of the whole meeting. “I think it is a very balanced kind of budget in terms of community needs and it addresses the issues properly that we needed to deal with.” According to the budget, this year the district will use $225,000 from the non-DCC reserve for a skate and bike park. I think this is the right thing to do,” Mayor Fielding said. “I think that the issue of the skateboard park has been haunting us for

years and we keep hearing from children and youth that it is a popular needed facility that we don’t have.” Most members of council were in favour of a skate park, though Councillor Hall suggested that saving the money for a future firehall or getting estimates on other options such as a basketball court would be a better use of the funds. A public open house about the skateboard park will likely take place after designs and other details are further developed. The proposed budget also includes the following capital projects: • Consolidated traffic report for the Princeton corridor; • Road rehabilitation program (paving/repaving, crack sealing, and repairing); • Storm water infrastructure improvements; • A water tank for the dump truck; • Downtown garbage and recycling containers; Continued on page 2

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• Walkway from Ponderosa to Clements; • Repair of waterfront infrastructure at the boat launch and day-use wharf; • Thorne Road watermain extension; • Trepanier pressure reducing valve (PRV) replacement; and • An emergency sewer facility. The financial plan, tax rates, and parcel tax bylaws that make up the budget will likely be adopted by council next month.

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Regional board highlights Brent Road-Trepanier Official Community Plan Bylaw The regional board has given second and third reading to a new Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw for the Brent Road and Trepanier neighbourhoods of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.This is the first OCP for the area and was developed after an extensive public consultation process. One of the primary objectives in developing the OCP is to incorporate environmental development permit requirements currently not in place, to ensure important environmental values and areas are protected. Temporary use permit application approved The regional board has conditionally approved a temporary use permit to allow accommodation for farm workers on a 5.26-hectare farm in the Ellison area of the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area. The applicant proposes allowing up to 14 temporary workers (the maximum allowed by the B.C. Building Code) to reside in a dwelling on the farm adjacent to Old Vernon Road. The board support is conditional on the applicant meeting a number of criteria required by other agencies such as Interior Health and the Black Mountain Irrigation District. A previous temporary use permit was approved in 2008. Emergency preparedness week The regional board has received a presentation regarding the regional emergency program and emergency preparedness week, from May 6 to 12. Central Okanagan emergency program coordinator Jason Brolund explained the week is designed to encourage all residents to prepare their families to be self sufficient for at least 72 hours in the event of a major emergency. Brolund

says there’s a three-step plan: • Know the emergency risks for your area; • Make a plan to respond to those emergency risks; and • Get a kit of materials and possessions to help sustain your family in an emergency or disaster. More information on how to prepare your family is available at regionaldistrict.com/emergency or getprepared.ca. March building statistics During March, development services approved four building permits for a construction projects valued at $656,500 in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas. That compares with 23 permits issued in March of 2011 for projects valued at over $1.6 million. So far this year, 12 permits have been approved for construction projects valued at $966,917. During the first three months of last year, 37 construction projects received permits in the two electoral areas for a total value of $3.4 million. Director concerns to be reviewed The regional board has received information from Central Okanagan East Electoral Area Director Patty Hanson, expressing her concerns related to future potential growth opportunities in the South Slopes Official Community Plan bylaw. Those concerns will be reviewed by the board. Regional board meetings Board meetings are held at the Regional District office, which is located at 1450 KLO Road in Kelowna Thursday, May 10 – following the 8:30 a.m. governance and services committee meeting; and Monday, May 28 – 7:00 p.m.

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In Brief by Joanne Layh

Rob Campbell to stay on as primary school manager Rob Campbell will be staying on as the primary school construction manager until the completion of the renovation project, district council decided this week. Campbell, who is also the president of the Peachland Chamber of Commerce, was contracted to do the first phase of the project back in 2010. In awarding Campbell the contract for the remainder of the project, council unanimously agreed to waive the district’s contracting authority and purchasing policy that requires that quotes be sought for supply of goods and services from at least three suppliers when costs are within a certain range. The decision to keep Campbell on was based on his previous experience, first-hand knowledge of the project, and success in obtaining many donations and materials and services over the past two years, in addition to a low labour rate.

Studded tires restriction If you have studded tires on your car you have until the end of this month to remove them or else face the risk of being fined. Studded tires are prohibited from May 1 until September 30. The RCMP are reminding residents that under the Motor Vehicle Act regulations, the fine for having studded tires during restrictions is $109.

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District issues water advisory Spring run-off is now underway and the district has issued its first water quality advisory of the season, warning residents that the water quality in Peachland is currently “fairâ€?. The district frequently issues a water advisory at this time of year when spring run-off causes turbidity or dirty water that can be a health concern if levels get too high. When water quality is rated “fairâ€? Interior Health recommends that the following at-risk groups of people drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice: • Children; • The elderly; • People with weakened immune systems; and • Anyone seeking additional protection.

Breakfast with the mayor The Peachland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next breakfast with the mayor function on May 1. The event will include an optional $8 buffet breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and an address from Mayor Fielding at 8 a.m. followed by a question and answer session from 8:20 – 9 a.m. The mayor will provide a council update and offer attendees the chance to bring forward business or community concerns. The breakfast will take place on May 1 at the Red Lion Family Restaurant.

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Mobile Vending and Food Vending License Opportunities The District of Peachland Council adopted a new Bylaw and Policy that allows for seasonal mobile vending and food vending opportunities along Beach Avenue in Peachland. The policy allows for 4 mobile vending licenses and 1 food vending (North of 14th Street) to be issued. The District of Peachland will be receiving applications for these sites until May 07, 2012. Successful applicants will be contacted after May 15, 2012. Application packages for each type of vending are available on the District of Peachland website www.peachland.ca or at the municipal office from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday excluding Statutory Holidays.

District of Peachland Council Committees – Volunteers Wanted The District of Peachland is looking for a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Highway 97 Committee and for volunteers to form the newly created Tourism Advisory Committee. The Highway 97 Committee’s Mission Statement is to advise and advocate for any expansion of Highway 97 through Peachland to be done in a manner that will maintain and enhance the beauty, livability and economy of Peachland. The committee meets once per month, and on an as needed basis. The Tourism Advisory Committee will identify and provide recommendations on opportunities that will improve tourism services, increase the number of tourism related visits to Peachland and serve as support for the Tourism Services Coordinator. Volunteers are needed from the following tourism sectors: Restaurant/ Food Services, Retail, Attractions, Golf, Arts, Culture and Events, Accommodation, Outdoor Recreation, and Real Estate. The successful applicants for both committees will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated community interest, academic and technical qualifications, availability, work experience, knowledge and professional expertise.

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Opinion

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s your child a bully? Is he or she being bullied? This is something you should find out before it’s too late. Sadly, it was too late for 11-year-old Mitchell Wilson from Pickering, Ontario. He committed suicide last year before he was slated to testify against a bully who assaulted him. Mitchell, who suffered muscular dystrophy, tied a plastic bag over his head. Bullying is more of a problem than we realize. According to statistics, more than 280,000 students in Canada report incidents of bullying every month. In Canada, studies suggest that roughly six per cent of students aged 12-19 report bullying others on a weekly basis, and eight per cent report that they are victims of bullying weekly. Bullying surveys also indicate that many more boys than girls report being victims of bullying and almost all boys named male peers as the aggressors. Statistics suggest that physical bullying peaks in Grades 6-8, and gradually declines thereafter. Often victims of bullying will not report the incidents for fear of reprisals. This can result in a downhill spiral of depression, which can lead to suicide. Years ago bullying in school was not treated very seriously. The parents were notified and it was hoped that would solve the problem. If the victim was lucky, he or she wasn’t beaten up again by the bully who suffered reprisals at home. Fortunately, there is much more awareness about bullying today and the damage it can do. A relatively new breed of bullying is happening online and it is a big problem that needs more attention. The bottom line is we need more support programs for victims to let them know they are not alone and that suicide is not the answer. We also need tougher penalties for youth who bully, especially those who drive their victims to suicide. The 12-year-old bully who assaulted Mitchell should not escape penalty, regardless if no witnesses are left to testify against him. What we’d like to see is all bullies face the parents of the victim in a sanctioned meeting so they can see and feel the true pain that has been caused. Thankfully many school districts have implemented programs to help bring awareness to the plight of our children in our schools. But our schoolteachers can’t do it alone. Talk to your children and let them know there is a way out of being bullied. And remember a child that bullies needs just as much attention and love to overcome their negative approach to others. The Peachland View

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Peachland Views Huge thank you for generosity As a coordinator for the Kidney Foundation Drive in Peachland, I would like to give a huge thank you to my small team of three who raised $1,121 through canvassing and a garage sale. Way to go Nancy, it was your idea and was a great success.

I would be remiss if I did not thank you wonderful Peachlanders for your contributions of money and “treasures” for the garage sale. Olive Tindale, Peachland

Stop dawdling and learn to drive Warren Hurd....no relation, I believe. Why do we always blame the highway? People need to learn how to drive. I have lived on Inglis Place for 20 years. I exit from Trepanier Bench/Highway 97 at least 200 times per year. I wait my turn and accelerate into traffic. The big problem is people are impatient and when they do get the go ahead they dawdle. Maybe this dawdling is

age related as per census demographics. Four-laning the highway through Peachland would mitigate this problem by providing proper merge and exit points but we will unfortunately have to wait for at least 12 more years for this to happen after the NDP wins the next election. Ernie Hurd, Peachland

Say no to smart meters in homes The term S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. Now picture that in relation to every smart technology you’ve heard of. Smart meters are another step in a long line of machines that are an unnecessary cost to our lives. Not that advancements and improvements are bad, but why are they being marketed and manufactured in such a way that the only real, large-scale benefits are in the bank accounts of large businesses? We pay large costs for oil, water and gas, which is part of a Canadians’ rights and heritage to have access to, that we should truly be given - free of taxes and private profits (beyond the cost of transportation). Now we are faced with not only paying more and more for our own country’s bountiful natural resources, but we are being asked to submit to private corporations’ invasive and harmful monitoring devices, which

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are designed for one thing: to record our actions for the sole purpose of creating a system which can charge us even more, based on our private and personal habits within the sanctity of our own homes. So what does smart really mean to we the people? The evidence suggests that smart technologies that are labeled as more convenient but which ask us to surrender our privacy and hard-earned money are not a good thing for the people of this province or Canada. They seem to cost more and more public money, and are more complicated and more confusing. There are also many questions regarding the effect of smart meters on our health and energy, as well as the environment in general, which have not been satisfied whatsoever. We have many systems of power measurement already that are human-controlled, not computerized. They work well and have for over 60 years, such as our Letters continued on Page 8

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Elected officials should not abstain from voting by MP Dan Albas Although I still have much to learn about life in public office, there are a few unwritten rules that I have become aware of. One of those rules is that it is generally considered ill advised to comment publicly on the actions of other levels of government, and by extension other elected officials. That being said some recent actions within local and regional government are from my perspective, a cause for concern. As elected officials one of our primary responsibilities is to collectively vote and make decisions on behalf of those whom we are elected to represent. At times this can be a difficult process as some decisions can be controversial and as is always the case in every healthy democratic environment there are always those who are in agreement

and those who oppose. Currently I am in support of further changes to the MP pension plan that are more respectful to taxpayers. My position on this is one that is not popular with some colleagues in Ottawa. Conversely I am also supportive of Budget 2012. My position on this is opposed by some citizens within Okanagan-Coquihalla who do not believe that government should consolidate or eliminate programs and Budget 2012 does call for a reduction in the spending of your tax dollars. My vote in support of eliminating the long gun registry was supported by most citizens I heard from, however it was strongly opposed by others. From my perspective, part of being accountable to taxpayers is not only to take a position on issues of importance and vote accordingly, but also to explain that position in a timely

manner that citizens can be aware of. Where my concern arises is that recently I have noted several circumstances where some elected officials have basically abstained from having to take a vote on controversial decisions. There are legitimate situations arising around a conflict of interest when an elected official can state the reasons for abstaining from a vote however in several recent vote abstentions no public reason for not voting was provided to taxpayers and from my perspective that is wrong. As this has not been an issue raised though the local media I have instead decided somewhat reluctantly to raise this issue in my weekly MP report to you. I believe that as members of the public you deserve to know where your elected representatives stand on issues of importance. If we allow the practice of abstain-

ing from a difficult vote in public to become more common I believe that it will result in more decisions being made behind closed doors and in private. When elected officials of any level remove themselves from discussions for any other reason than a perceived or real conflict of interest, this lack of representation lessens the eventual decision as not all constituencies have their views presented. This is not a partisan issue and not one that I take any enjoyment in raising but I firmly believe that a fundamental obligation of public office is that we make our views known through discussion and debate. Decisions can at times be unpopular and challenging, however as public officials we must make these decisions publicly and be held to account for them at election time, that is the very essence of our democratic system.

            FORTISBC ENERGY UTILITIES INTEND TO AMALGAMATE NATURAL GAS SERVICE IN B.C. AND IMPLEMENT COMMON RATES On April 11, 2012, the FortisBC Energy Utilities applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission to amalgamate their natural gas utilities across the province and to implement common rates and services across their service areas starting January 1, 2014. Currently, FortisBC Energy Utilities is made up of three separate natural gas companies, operating in six service areas. The companies have their own services, service agreements (tariffs) and rates. If approved, the application would combine the three companies into one, under a single tariff, with common rates for the various regions. This Application has different implications for customers in each service area. If approved, customers in the Vancouver Island and Whistler service areas will see rate decreases, while customers in the Lower Mainland, Columbia, Inland, and Fort Nelson service areas will see an overall rate increase. PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS The Commission is initiating a review of FortisBC Energy Utilities’ Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to www.bcuc.com select “Current Applications� under “Quick Links� and scroll to “FEU Common Rates, Amalgamation and Rate Design.� HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or an Interested Party with the Commission Secretary in writing, using the contact information at the end of this notice. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Public Workshop or the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information at the end of this Notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER For more information please contact Ms. Alanna Gillis, Acting Commission Secretary at Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com or using the Commission contact information.

WORKSHOP FortisBC Energy will explain the Application and answer questions. Date

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PROCEDURAL CONFERENCE The Commission will consider the regulatory process to review the Application. Date

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Friday, June 15, 2012

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VIEW THE APPLICATION The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website on the Current Applications page (www.bcuc.com) and on the FortisBC website (www.fortisbc.com). If you would like to review the material in hard copy, it is available at the locations below: FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Head Office 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V4N 0E8

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Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS

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Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Ladies Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre

Line Dancing, 9am, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church

Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Spring Photography Program, 10am-12pm, Peachland Wellness Centre.

Wellness Circle, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level, Peachland 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.

Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Tween Hangout, 3-5pm, 4th Street Place Peachland Guides 5:15pm, Peachland Rec Centre. Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, Peachland Recreation Centre Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Computer Literacy, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre

Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre

Sunshine Singers, 1:15pm, Peachland Wellness Centre

AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only)

CentralOkanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum

Men’s Coffee, 1pm, Peachland Wellness Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Teen Drop-In, 4-6:30pm, Westside Youth Centre *text 250859-3893 for a ride.

Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre

Men’s Morning Coffee, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69 Karaoke with Anita, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Papa Thom LIVE, 6-9pm, Waterfront Grill. Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)

Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Drop-In, 5-7pm tweens; 7-8:30 middle teens

Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church

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Peachland Pickleball Tournament (Sat & Sun), 9am-4pm approx., Peachland Community Centre. Attention spectators! Free admission. Come and check out the Peachland Pickleball Tournament at 4450 6th Street.

Breakfast with the Mayor, 7:30am, The Red Lion. Optional buffet style breakfast is $8 all in. Mayor speaks at 8 am. There will be an opportunity for you to bring forward your business or community concerns. No RSVP needed.

Walking for Wellness, 9am, meet outside Peachland Wellness Centre Open to pole walkers, people with walkers or anyone who wishes to join a group for an enjoyable walk along Beach Avenue.

Canadian Cancer Society Walk, am; begins at the community centre.

Peachland Lions 14th Annual Mixed Charity Golf Tournament, 12pm registration; 1pm shotgun; Texas scramble and more! 5:30pm dinner, Summerland Golf Club.

Walking for Wellness, 9am, meet outside Peachland Wellness Centre Open to anyone who wishes to join a group for an enjoyable walk along Beach Avenue.

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and Community Celebration, 3:45-4:50pm, Swim Bay. Cake cutting, Peachland Lions wheelchair dedication, entertainment and more! The relay celebrates the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion world tour to increase accessibility and raise funds to help find a cure for spinal cord injury.

Peachland Pickleball Tournament (Sat & Sun), 9am-4pm approx., Peachland Community Centre. Attention spectators! Free admission. Come and check out the Peachland Pickleball Tournament at 4450 6th Street. For more information call 250767-2133.

Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69

Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Peachland United Church Bridge, 7pm, 50+

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Peachland Pathfinders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church

Connect Hearing free hearing assessment clinic, 1-4pm, Peachland Wellness Centre. Call 250-767-0141 to register. Spirit of Peachland Civic Awards, 6:309pm, Peachland Community Centre. Come out and celebrate excellence in Peachland!

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Peachy People:

Rebecca Hofer, left and her daughter Helen Kubisewsky

Why did you choose to live in this town? Our daughter and her husband moved here. My husband and I visited a few times and this is where we decided to retire. What has been your crowning achievement? Driving away from a difficult situation - our Hutterite colony - where we lived all our lives and moving to an unfamiliar society with my husband and seven young children; all under thirteen years of age, without any compensation from our Hutterite colony. A few decades later I wrote a book about the experience

Rebecca Hofer

An author among us

and self published it. The book is titled Removing the Hutterite Kerchief. The book became a best seller in Manitoba and is available at Peachland Pharmacy, Mosaic Books and Bell Tower Books in Kelowna. What would make Peachland a nicer community? It’s already nice. Keep up the good work. Do you have a goal in life? I have a few; one is to stay active. If you had one super power, what would it be? It would be to have fair government worldwide. If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? I’d help my family. Also I would use it to provide affordable housing, care and education for others in need. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? I cannot imagine being the mayor; however I wish whoever holds that position success with being fair to everyone. If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? I dislike flies. I can’t image being one. If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? I visualize a bowling alley because all age groups can participate in this sport, as well as public transit to the hills. What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy spending time with family, gardening, embroidery, knitting and reading. What community issues need the most attention? Attention towards activities for teenagers and af-

fordable seniors housing and care. What would be your ideal job? I like to teach young children how to grow fruit and vegetables. The expression on their face is priceless when they think they’re pulling weeds and finding potatoes at the root of that plant. Afterwards turning those potatoes into French fries is exciting for them. Who inspires you the most? My family and people who volunteer inspire me. What is your greatest extravagance? Traveling to New York City with my three daughters and their daughters has been my greatest extravagance. When and where were you happiest? I was happiest when my family moved away from our difficult Hutterite colony to a town in Manitoba. There, we were able to raise our family peacefully. Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to be able to sing better. What is your favourite music? I enjoy classical, gospel and some folk music. What is your favourite book? I like to read true-life stories; and also the one I wrote titled Removing the Hutterite Kerchief. What is your favourite meal? My favourite meal is Hutterite style soup made with fresh green and yellow string beans, new potatoes, fresh parsley and a pinch of dill topped off with thick cream. What would you most like for Mother’s Day? To spend it with my family would be the best possible gift for Mother’s Day. Rebecca: Your daughter Helen will be coming to visit. Happy Mothers Day!

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Taste of Wine Country : Miradoro’s meet & greets by Bruce Fuller A few years ago when Kenn Oldfield was touring me around his Tinhorn place he proudly pointed out the beautiful rock wall structure surrounding the east side of the property. Building old stone retaining walls wrestled in place by hand is backbreaking work and brought back memories of when I lived in France and the rockwork seen at early European wineries. Every half decent restaurant needs a grinning greeter and when I dropped by Tinhorn Creek’s Miradoro restaurant a couple of weeks ago I met the perfect happy face that made me feel I’d found another prime spot on the food map of the region. If you’re a local you’re surely familiar with Tinhorn Creek and the winery’s imposing presence on the Golden Mile Bench. It’s easy to spot from Highway 97 in daylight hours and when the sky darkens, the golden yellow icon is warmly bathed in floodlights. As newer wineries, some of them creative architectural gems, pop up throughout the Okanagan, I’m always attracted to those that make the most of their surroundings, create a feeling of fitting into a given space, and bear a semblance of belonging there. The winery main building, cellars and Miradoro at Tinhorn really work the site. But take a moment, slow down and greet the greeters as they sit up and wave you on. It’s the chuckling marmots running along the stone walls and popping out of the roadside that set the grin on your face for your visit to the restaurant. At the door manager and qualified sommelier Justin McAuliffe was ready to suggest the early seasonal menu and get us settled but it was our server Sunny’s glorious smile that caught my attention at the doorway.

While I’m always bragging about the view from Rustico to Spokane, Miradoro seems to magically float over the valley floor, really capitalizing on the vista and would be high on your list of places to bring visiting rubber-neckers. In fairness all tables are in see-the-whole-valley-and-beyond settings but if you want to book a table during one of Tinhorn’s outdoor shows you should organize the south side windows. Miradoro Restaurant is a business partnership between Tinhorn Creek and wellknown Vancouver restaurateur Manuel Ferriera, owner of Le Gavroche on Alberni Street. Mandated to present the freshness of foods naturally Okanagan, Manny’s menu selections tend towards a Mediterranean focus. While logically you could overlay Sandra Oldfield’s exacting wine list on the kitchen’s menu, the wine sheet also offers a limited selection of fine bottles from neighbouring wineries. Following my penchant for good-for-you root veggies I zeroed in on the beet salad and can only hope it’s a menu staple because it’ll top of my appetizer list next time. My thoughts on the starters and finishers: began with oven roasted beetroot, plated with shaved salt beef carpaccio, fresh blood oranges, a house-made ricotta cheese, delicate herb salad and dark, aged balsamic. I think they’d have a sure winner if this were served as a non-appetizer, full size. As a chocolate aficionado I wanted to finish with Miradoro’s Chocolate Budino, a traditional Italian chocolate mousse with a house-made sponge toffee and peanut butter mousse. It was a great choice for me but I was genuinely envious of my friend’s platter of artisanal B.C. cheeses, all local and accompanied with an interesting quince paste, sweet and savoury nuts, house-made flat bread, and wheat berry crackers. I checked out the rock wall along the bottom of the exit road but apparently Chuckles had gone into his den to watch a rerun of the hockey game. Bruce Fuller is the founder and proprietor of Rustico Farm & Cellars in Oliver, B.C. For more information visit rusticowinery.com. Letters continued from Page 4

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CLOSE TO HOME Stand out with Superior Yard and Landscape by Constance Roth Superior Yard & Landscape is locally owned and operated by Glenn Freer. Some of the services Superior offers include, lawn care, power raking, aerating, fertilizing, yard clean up, pruning, hedging, power washing, bobcat service, full landscaping and irrigation. As well they have an on-staff horticulturist, and arborist to answer any questions you may have. At this time they are offering a lawn care special, which includes three free fertilizations (spring, summer, and fall) and two consultations with their turf management experts if you sign up for their yearly maintenance plan. You will find their lawn care specialists are prompt, courteous and efficient, with an eye for detail. “Your two free consultations will include discussions on how we may help you achieve the lawn you have always dreamed of, so all you’ll have to do is add water, put your feet up and enjoy your yard with your friends,” said Freer. Core aerations is a process they highly recommend for healthy lawn care. For a relatively inexpensive process the benefits are immense. As your lawn grows it will accumulate a layer of thatch and

the soil underneath the lawn will become compact. Thus making it harder for water, fertilizer and air to penetrate deeper into the ground, which forces the roots of the grass to stay nearer to the surface. Freer says, “Core aeration opens up the soil so water, fertilizers and air can penetrate and promote deeper root growth, making your lawn more drought and disease resistant.” Power raking is an essential part of good lawn care and is a good way to remove thatch, moss and debris from your lawn. This service is best done in the early spring or late summer months. They recommend over-seeding right after power raking, as it opens your lawn up, leaving room for new seeds to establish themselves. Over-seeding is another essential for maintaining our lawn’s long-term health and vibrancy. “Over-seeding is simply spreading grass seed over an existing lawn, and is a concept that has been around for years, yet few homeowners tend to do it,” said Freer. After several years, mature grass plants begin to slow down their production rate. Young grass will produce tillers faster than older grass; therefore one of the most important tricks to having a healthy, thick, lush

green lawn is to keep your grass young. Another benefit to over-seeding is that the thicker your lawn is, the less likely weeds will grow. Top dressing your lawn has benefits, including improved soil quality, denser grass, and smoothing out bumps and hallows in your lawn. They use their own

Glenn Freer decides on a final pattern for a stone walkway he is working on a home located in Peachland.

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CLOSE TO HOME

Westside Curb Appeal Inc. is locally owned and operated by Chris and Denise Krahn. The company specializes in complete kitchen, bathroom and basement renos, as well as interior/exterior renovations, additions, deck construction, vinyl decking and aluminum railings, pergolas, windows and doors and is an authorized dealer/installer. Chris says, “Pergolas add visual interest to any home, such as this one located on Turner Road in Peachland.”

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Judy McCappin owner of In n Out Home & Garden Décor, had thought of opening a store for a long time, and just decided to go for it. She loves to decorate and use old and new things she finds around the house and garden. She pretty much feels anything you can use inside can go outside to make it look prettier, and only your imagination can hold you back.

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CLOSE TO HOME Love your project with help from Stone Showroom Claude Bouchard, left, is seen here helping Terry Draginda in selecting stone for his next project.

by Constance Roth

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The Stone Showroom officially opened in May 2003, and are fast approaching their 10th anniversary. The Stone Showroom is one of the few stores in all of Canada that is owned and managed by a certified journeyman mason, Claude Bouchard. “Having been a mason for over 30 years the biggest complaint Bouchard has heard is that people are disappointed when they get their stones from a brochure.” That is why he has one of the largest indoor stone showrooms in B.C. The indoor display really lets you see what the stone will look like. “Keeping up with the trends, the indoor display is continually changing and being updated. The displays are larger and accurately show the quality and colour of the stone and what it will look like”, said Bouchard. Trends are constantly changing, and so he is continually changing the display. They can do installation as well, everything from house and fireplace facings, steps, patios, pathways, retaining walls and much more. The Stone Showroom is the only company to offer the “Rent a Mason” program. They will send a professional stonemason to your home for two hours to teach you how to go about installing your stone yourself if that is something you wish to do. Essentially, on the job training for a small fee. The Stone Showroom is proud to also offer tiles for your convenience. As of three years ago John Iannotta joined forces with the Stone Showroom. Iannotta is well known in the area, as he worked alongside his father Frank and ran Alitalia Tile in West Kelowna for many years. They were the first on the Westside to operate a tile store. Iannotta has been in the tile business for 25 years now. Together Bouchard and Iannotta offer over 50 years of experience in the stone and tile industry. They are located at #103-1134 Stevens Road, or call 250-769-0505, for more information.

Gary Hamilton, right gets assistance from John Iannotta with tiles.

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CLOSE TO HOME Give your castle the Red Carpet treatment by Constance Roth Red Carpet Cleaning Services, owned by the Young family, has been operating in the Okanagan area for more than 20 years. Red Carpet cleans residential and commercial carpets and upholstery. Owner Dave Young says, “Their technicians are certified in carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, water damage restoration, journeyman fire and smoke restoration, odour control, stone, masonry and ceramic tile cleaning by The Clean Trust (Formerly IICRC). They are the only cleaners in the Okanagan certified by Restoration Industry Association to clean New Zealand wool. They keep up with all the latest technology to restore the beauty and tex-

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ture of your carpets to its very best. The company has truck-mount units, Cimex machines, which are the best equipment you can use for commercial and portable machines. They have expanded and opened a rug spa on Sutherland Avenue, said Young, “It has enabled us to clean rugs from around the world including synthetic, shag, wool and even silk.” When cleaning area rugs they are first dusted with Wolverine, as area rugs have a unique ability to hold pounds of dust. Once the dust is removed they are then washed in the rug spa washing tub, and then spun in the rug spa centrifuge. Finally they are hung to dry. Red Carpet is proud to say they are one of only five companies’ across the whole of Canada that have specialized Centrum Force rug cleaning equipment. Their motto is “Your home is your castle so give it the Red Carpet treatment,” said Young.

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CLOSE TO HOME

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by Constance Roth Ernest Buckerfield founded Buckerfield’s Ltd. In 1919 and with the recent opening of their location in West Kelowna, the chain now has eight stores. The company is B.C. owned and operated. Buckerfield’s has a long established reputation for quality in the home and garden, animal feed and farm markets. Branded and private label products for pet owners, gardeners and hobby farmers are sold. The West Kelowna location opened March 2011 in response to a high volume of traffic at the Kelowna location and there not really being anyone doing seed and feed said Robert Andersen, director of marketing. The West Kelowna location is in the process of expanding its greenhouse facility, and now offers a larger selection of plants and plant related products including planters, gardening tools, weed control products and much more. As well they offer a huge supply of seeds, roots, bulbs and bedding plants to help any green thumb, or not so green thumb have the nicest yard or best garden on the block. The company has been long known for their pet related products and supplies, including farm related products for poultry and livestock farmers. They carry an extensive line of pet foods, and toys for dogs and cats and also have bird feeders, feed and anything else you need when dealing with the wild animals and birds in your yard. Andersen said, “As a whole, the company employees 74 to 100 people depending on the season. Many of these employees come with a tremendous amount of experience, some as much as 25 to 30 years. “ “At Buckerfield’s we are always happy to see you,” said Andersen.

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For Sale Several pieces of artists original pottery including casseroles, serving dishes, etc. Henckels cutlery for six, plus serving items; Remmington bronze reproduction “Wicked Pony”. Call 250-767-0044

Sat. Apr. 28, 7:30am 2pm, 3610 Lever Court, Peachland 2 family garage sale, furniture, carpenter’s table and craft material and lots of good stuff

GARAGE SALE Garage Sale Sat. Apr. 28 8am2pm4032 Smith Way. Household items, 2 electric boat motors, bike racks, roof racks, horse tack, small furniture items, etc.

FREE Free Furniture Kitchen Table set (wooden), bedside tables & more. You take it home. Peachland, call 778-479-3796

PERSONAL FOR RENT For Rent Sunny walk-out basement suite in Peachland, close to the lake, 1,200 sq. ft., 2 beds plus den, indoor storage unit, 5 appliances, new kitchen and paint throughout, parking for 2 cars, separate entrance, N/S. Pets on approval $850/month plus 1/2 utilities. Available immed. Call 250-878-2193 For Rent 1 bdrm bsmt suite, newly renovated, private entrance, parking, shared laundry, N/S, N/P, $750 incl cable, wireless, utilits. single person preferred. Furnished avail. Call 250-767-2121

FOR SALE For Sale 1991 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe, 12 valves, good tires, 45 mpg. $600. Call 250-767-9346

Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship

Meets Monday at 7 p.m. (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 p.m. (open meeting). Call 250-763-5555 for more info.

SERVICES Sparrowhead Music 24 Track Recording Studio Drum Lessons 12 week Pro Tools Course PA-Sound System Rentals 250-575-8757 sparrowhead@shaw.ca www.sparrowhead.ca

Topline Exteriors Ltd. Topline Exteriors Ltd. - Roofing (new), reroofs, repairs. Serving Peachland for 15+ years. Jeff Webster. Call 250-212-0781 Cleaning Services Local Peachland woman offering: commercial and residential cleaning. No job to big or small. Honest and reliable. Call 250-878-9729

Cabins to Castles Great cleaning, no hassles, housekeeping, yard work, move-ins and move-outs, weekly, bi-weekly, experienced and reliable, Michelle 250-826-6285

WANTED Wanted Wanted to rent, holiday trailer from mid-June to first week of August while we are building our home in Peachland. Email ghostpine@wildroseinternet.ca

OBITUARY McColeman, Phyllis Ruth June 21, 1921 - April 3, 2012

Roof Rite New, re-roofs and repairs, moss removal & prevention, eavestrough cleaning, shingles, shakes & concrete roof tiles. Todd Smith, 250-767-6603 or 250-718-0641. Worksafe BC Insured.

Storage For Rent Storage for rent, downtown Peachland, 5’ x 8’ & 10’ x 16”. Call 250-767-6348

Art Teacher Experienced art teacher available for home schoolers, special needs children (incl. ADS), and youth. Portfolio, resume, references and criminal record check available. For more info, call Susanne at 250-486-3499

Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-7672701

Space Available 1 full-time space available for 3 and up immediately at Peachland French Daycare. Also, 1 after school space/summer available. The after school space is for Peachland School, pick up available. Call 250-767-9303

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The Master Spirit summoned our precious angel after a lifetime of servitude to our family and acquaintances. Phyllis is beloved and survived by Carolyn, Karen, Kathy, seven grand children and 15 greatgrand children. She was cremated and a celebration of her gentle life will be held in Brantford, Ontario, where she will join Ken forever.

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OBITUARY Barnes, Doreen, (Georgena) nee Earl Sept. 4, 1922 - Apr. 17, 2012 Doreen passed away peacefully April 17, 2012. She was predeceased by her only daughter Marilyn Alimonti, Cambridge, Ont., Jan. 2011. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her son Bill Guthrie and daughter-in-law Olga of Peachland; her four grandchildren: Wendy (Conrad) Vachon, Toronto, Ont.; Debbie (Mike) Bleskie, Cambridge, Ont.; Don Hutton (Sarah) Texas, USA; great grandchildren, Brent Guthrie, Victoria, B.C.; Mallory and Ayden, Toronto, Ont., and Mitch, Cambridge, Ont. Doreen volunteered many years at the Red Cross and Kelowna General Hospital and enjoyed dancing, golf and singing with the Sweet Adelines. “Sing on Doreen”

EMPLOYMENT The Peachland Chamber of Commerce is posting for the position of

Chamber Manager They will work closely with the current Tourism Services Manager and volunteers.

(Must be prepaid, cash, Visa or Mastercard) Email: office@peachlandview.ca

The successful candidate will possess a broad understanding of the Chamber movement, management, governance and advocacy. Strong communication and computer skills are also necessary. Team approach and “can do attitude” are essential.

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Food for the Soul: The art of forgiveness by Denise Adams Crystal Waters International Ministries The heart of the Lord is a heart of forgiveness. A heart that forgives is a heart that is ruling and reigning in His love according to Jesus. When you walk in forgiveness you are walking in the love of God. Love compels us to forgive the sins of others, and even to forgive ourselves for mistakes, sins and the like. What I would also say to you, is forgiveness even gives up the right to be right, and forgives even when it does not appear necessary on the part of that person. What forgiveness does is cleanses us, and brings peace of mind. When we “let it drop” we take on the stance of the King of Kings, who did not count our trespasses against us. Peter was concerned about how much is enough, how many times he must forgive. He was looking at

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the letter of the law, rather than from the spirit, which is the law of liberty of life in Christ Jesus. In the Bible we see that Peter even asked the Lord if seven times was enough, but Jesus replied, “it is seven times seventy” - so much more. But rather than seeing the amount of times we are to forgive, we are to see the spirit of forgiveness. You see the never-ending source of forgiveness never runs dry, never stops forgiving, never stops loving, but continues on and on and on. Let’s look at the scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with

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me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. I encourage you today, to take up a heart of forgiveness, ask the Lord to give you a list today, of those people that you need to forgive, and ask the Lord to help you forgive them. There is torment in unforgiveness, and it will only hurt you. Today, pray aloud to the Lord, forgive each of those who have hurt you individually, and hand it all over to the Lord. He will help you and wash you in His love, and bring peace of mind. Now, know that once you have done this, it is done. It is a decision of your heart. Let it drop and move on with your life, and with those around you, don’t pick it up again in your thoughts. Watch and see the compassionate hand of God move on your behalf, and His glorious peace surround you like a shield.

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Dispatches from the farm: On the origin of celery by Jordan Marr The year’s first good dose of heat over the last few days did wonders for the radish, beet, and arugula seeds I recently planted. I lifted up some bed blankets yesterday to find a flurry of tiny seedlings emerging from the now toasty soil. The sudden spate of new growth took me back a few years to my first experiences growing and eating my own vegetables, when I had what was, for a guy with little prior connection to agriculture, a revelation: that vegetables don’t just result from the soil, they are the soil. That is, they are an extension or expression of their soil’s unique properties and characteristics. Did you notice my use of a possessive pronoun? I like to think of every vegetable emerging not from soil in general, but from its own unique piece of it. Prior to this revelation I found it easy to conceive of a head of celery on my counter as a thing in and of itself; as a commodity, I suppose. But at the moment when I made the connection between the celery and its growing environment, I began equating vegetable

consumption with the notion of putting my mouth directly into the soil. It was a strange image that changed my relationship to food and that endures in my mind’s eye. Meanwhile, a debate rages about the relative healthfulness of organically- versus conventionally-grown crops. Supposedly scientifically-based, it frequently leans into political and ideological territory. Yet I’m frequently asked for my opinion on the matter. The perception that organic foods are more healthful than conventionally-produced ones appears to be most people’s primary motivation for paying a premium for organic food, and customers often ask me to weigh in. To avoid wading into politicized territory, I shy away from making specific nutritional claims about my crops. I don’t think it’s necessary, anyway. My own approach to dietary health involves the assumption that if I eat a mixed diet of whole foods produced in healthy soil things will generally work out for me, health-wise. And so my response to those who ask me if organic food is more healthful is not a scientific one either.

Instead it is rooted in intuition and experience. My belief is that healthy soil is going to be more likely to produce healthy food; that the properties of the end product are inextricably linked to the properties of the growing environment. It is relevant, then, that organic theory and practice, while certainly not perfect, takes as its primary aim the maintenance and ongoing improvement of soil health. This is a characteristic not all food production methods can claim. Above all, I think people need to consider their food for the growing environment that produced it, regardless of the particular production method. And not just in terms of its geographical origin, which the buy-local movement has highlighted. But to realize that to eat a tomato is to eat a unique combination of soil, sun, and water, not all of which are made equal. Jordan Marr grows veggies at The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland and offers home delivery to area residents. For more information visit thehomesteadorganicfarm.ca

Van gets Kathy out!

by Lisa Spalleck Many Peachlanders know me as the Peachland Wellness Centre wheelchair van. While I lived at Peachland Wellness Centre (PWC) I may have provided a ride for you and your wheelchair to doctor appointments, medical labs and other places, or you might have only seen me on Canada Day parade with all my fans (PWC volunteers) following behind me giving out Freezies on a hot day. What you might not know is that I had a life before I came to Peachland. For a couple of years I lived up in Vernon. My owner, Tip Cave had a stroke so he needed me to get around. It was really nice when his family or friends came to visit. They would fire me up and I would take them all out for lunch! Before that I belonged to a young fellow who lived in Summerland. In 2007 I came to Peachland and I really enjoyed my time at the Peachland Wellness Centre. I had many different drivers and many special people that came along with their wheelchair for a ride. It was very nice to be able to help people get out when they might not have been able to without my wheelchair lift. The staff at PWC kept me really busy for the first few years. They received calls every week and arranged a lot of drivers to direct me up and down the valley. However, in the last year I was only called on to drive people once a month or so. The board and staff at PWC knew that I still had way more to give and a lot of life left in me. They wanted me to belong to someone who could use me everyday. So now you will find me at the lovely home of Kathy Stark in Penticton. I am so excited to be in her life. Kathy is a quadriplegic in the advanced stages of multiple sclerosis. She is a cancer sur-

vivor and is now experiencing periodic attacks of pain due to trigeminal neuralgia. She is a lovely courageous lady, with a great attitude about life. I think we could all learn a thing or two from her. She tells me she hasn’t been shopping for over ten years, and is looking forward to the freedom that a van like me with a wheelchair lift can bring to her life. The day that Steve and Lisa Spalleck delivered me to her home in Penticton, her son and I took her down to the lake so she could just look at the water. That was her first wish; to get outside and look at the water. I can’t think of a better way to be put to good use and am delighted to do so. She says she likes me so much she is giving me a new name - Freedom. I believe the folks at PWC made a good decision when they sold me. I even heard they are holding the money that Kathy paid for the van in a special fund that will continue to help Peachlanders. So if you know anyone that could use a bit of help arranging wheelchair transportation, please call the Peachland Wellness Centre at 250-767-0141. You can also check them out on Facebook or online at www.peachlandwellnesscentre.ca. On another note, the last couple winners at our Jerry Dober Sunday Breakfast are Ava Proulx and Kevin Proulx. We are also very excited that two of our own PWC family will play an important part in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Tour. Wendy Howard has the honour of being chosen as a torch bearer and Lynn Brady is an MLA chosen designate. Also, please remember to come out and support your PWC volunteers at the Civic Awards on Friday, May 4. Connect Hearing will be hosting a clinic at the PWC on May 4. If you are interested, contact the PWC for an appointment.

Woo hoo! Peachland half-marathon and spring 10K participant Amanda Benko celebrates her arrival at the finish line in last weekend’s race. Joanne Layh photo


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Puttin’ on the Hitz

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Pure Entertainment

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ver the years, Peachland has been blessed with entertainers who donated their talent and their time (setting up/ taking equipment) for fundraisers or organizations. We tend to take these services for granted, not cognizant of the many hours of rehearsals to hone their craft. These 'craftsmen' wish to be compensated for their work. They often have turned down 'gigs' because of a fundraiser commitment.

Two unselfish performers are Anita (of Karaoke fame) and Grant (Blues Brothers Too). They donated their talents to last April’s "Glitz" fashion show - a fundraiser for PWC. Grant also provided his equipment. Aided by Papa Thom and Vince Boyko, he spent six hours setting it up. To return the favour for their pro bono service, I asked Anita and Grant if they would like to perform at an event where they would share in the net proceeds. They agreed. Why these two? Since I worked with them at last year's "Glitz", and with Anita at the Legion PWC fundraiser in 2010 (the MADames trio), I felt comfortable with them. I do hope the friends of the other unselfish performers, or the organizations for who they performed for free, would likewise return the favour. On Saturday, May 5 @ 7:30 pm at the Community Centre, Anita and Grant, who dazzled the sold-out crowd at last year's "Glitz" fashion show, will reprise their format of performing, in tuxedos, down the aisle and interacting with the audience. Puttin' on the Hitz will feature: Blues, Broadway tunes, Pop, and Rock N' Roll. There will be a disignated dancing area. Keith Papa Thom, who emceed the "Glitz", will keep the program moving along with his engaging repartee. Now, a bit about Anita and Grant.

Anita has performed in theatres in Vancouver - notably the Medieval Inn (as a jester and a minstrel); did many "stints" with bands, including many years with a popular radio station band, with some studio work and telethons. A critic remarked, in part, "Anita is a dynamic performer, who delivers an emotional experience. Blessed with a rare contralto voice, spanning four octaves, her versatility transcends all genres." Residing in Peachland since the 90's, Anita observes, "Peachlanders are one of the most responsive and generous audiences on the planet. They are incredibly supportive and forgiving." Grant, a realtor at MacDonald's Real Estate, is widely known as one of the Blues Brothers Too. He and his partner, Debra, have toured Western Canada and the USA. They have performed at the famous Yale Hotel in Vancouver, Whistlers New Year's Eve Gala, Calgary Stampede, PNE, Jazz and Rock N' Roll concerts, Auto shows, Parades and Performing Arts theatres. It has been said that Grant can croon like Sinatra, 'belt 'em' like Tom Jones, gyrate like Elvis and mesmerize like Bublé the epitome of a versatile entertainer. "I find that audience participation is exciting and exhilarating. It brings the show to a new level," muses Grant. He adds, "The audience then becomes part of the show and makes the event a more personal experience for everyone." Puttin' on the Hitz promises to be very entertaining - to which their lively rehearsals can attest. You will not be disappointed! Setting is limited. Tickets: $20 advance - $25 at the door. May be purchased at Chamber of Commerce & Rocky J's Beach Hut. Bud Day, Producer, Puttin' on the Hitz


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1050 AIKENS LOOP, NARAMATA - Lake View Heritage Home in Naramata’s Wine Belt set up for B&B with full pool! Over 4500 sq. ft. including suite with separate entry for B&B potential. 7 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool with large deck/lounge area, ten foot ceilings, crown mouldings, fully landscaped yard and large windows to take in the fabulous lakeviews! This home must be seen to be appreciated. MLS®135523 C5-4505 MCLEAN CREEK ROAD, OK FALLS - Solid 1990 mobile with 2x6 walls, stippled ceiling with skylight, excellent insulation. Fully fenced yard, ample parking for 3 vehicles, east facing covered deck for your enjoyment. All newer appliances including HWT, plus 3 yrs old Fiberglass Shingle roof. great Value, quality of construction and year around comfort. MLS®135573 59-98 OKANAGAN AVE E, PENTICTON Double wide manufactured home located in the Pines. This 2004 3 bdrm, 2 bath home has cathedral ceiling through out, double pane vinyl windows and upgraded kitchen appliances, This well looked after home includes C/A, storage shed, 2 parking spots and no yard work required. Just lock up and go. MLS® 131703

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#151-5300 Huston, Peachland: Immaculate 2 Bedrm & den w 3 full Bathrms - Townhouse in “The Terraces” One of Peachland’s finest gated Communities!’ Shows a 10 with Lakeview – A/C, Merbau Hardwood & lots of upgrades!! Spiral stair case, in-house vac. Newer blinds, dishwasher, washer, dryer, 50 gal hot water tank, & humidifier. Deck & covered patio, double heated garage; $135.00 /Monthly strata fee. Priced to sell $379,900; Call Gary Taylor – Royal LePage Kelowna 250-878-7736 Service Taylor Made!

3 yr fixed 2.99% 5 yr fixed 3.29% 10 yr fixed 3.99% 5 yr variable (Prime – 0.15%) 2.85%

ATTENTION REALTORS!

The Cody Sisters!

6044 Jackson Crescent The perfect retirement rancher, one level with lots of flat parking for a boat or large RV, 1742 sq ft finished approx 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, kitchen with an island, large master bedroom, 3 skylights all replaced 1 year ago, new roof 1 year ago, the entire interior was painted & laminate floors done approx 4 years ago as well, large covered back MLS®10041739 patio & fenced yard.

250-490-6007 sharyn.remax@ gmail.com RE/MAX FRONT STREET REALTY www.frontstreetrealty.net 2 Front Street, Penticton, BC

ManuellaFarnsworth.com

SOLD! Golf course layout

$334,900 111-3870 BROWN ROAD, WEST KELOWNA - Lakeview, 1342 sq. ft. unit, large covered patio, blinds, underground parking, storage unit, R.V. parking, clubhouse, walking distance to shopping. Rare opportunity to be in desirable Monticello. Call today to view! MLS®134718

$669,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom plus den executive home on one of Kelowna’s most attractive streets. Lake view and plenty of room for entertaining, open concept, vaulted ceilings, granite countertops and huge unfinished basement waiting to be developed with room for huge suite, walk out and sep entrance. MLS®10046046

Sharyn Halliday SharynHalliday 250-490-6007 sharyn.remax@ gmail.com RE/MAX FRONT STREET REALTY www.frontstreetrealty.net 2 Front Street, Penticton, BC

Troy Fischer 250.878.0626 www.KelownaRealEstateGroup.ca Kelowna Westside

Unit 234 3996 Beach Ave. - Semi lakefront in beautiful Peachland. 1374 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with large wrap around covered deck with view of the lake. Outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, guest suites. For more information call Bryon Knutsen!

$319,000

MLS®10041150

Bryon Knutsen

(250) 863-1282 “Our” Community “Your” Realtor

• Director’s Platinum Award • President’s Gold Award • Master Sales Award KELOWNA

bryonknutsen@royallepage.com

Live on, and enjoy, your very own private golf course!! • 7 kilometres outside Peachland • 3700 yard (+/-), par 36, 9 hole links golf course • Professionally designed, cleared and contoured in the natural surroundings • Designed for 4 water hazards (reservoirs) and numerous sand traps • Two-thirds complete requiring tee boxes, greens and irrigation to be completed by the new owner • Comes with a well appointed 3 bedroom, 2 car attached garage walk-out Rancher • 80 acre parcel of land with RU1 zoning Offered at: $1,200,000

Moe Martin 250-767-2437

moemartinrealtor@shaw.ca

“Buy land, they stopped making it”

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Online edition of the peachland view for April 27, 2012