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The community of Peachland has always been divided on the issue of development. The new building on Beach Avenue has caused a lot of debate about how Peachland should grow. After October 15th the new Mayor and Council will have a great influence on the type of development that we will see in the future.

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

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NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING AND ADVANCE VOTING 2022 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given of an Election by Voting and Advance Voting to elect One (1) Mayor, Six (6) Councillors, and One (1) School Trustee (School District No. 23 – Zone II), and that the following persons are candidates for each office:

MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Surname FIELDING VAN MINSEL FORTIN

Usual Names Keith Patrick Cindy

Residential Address Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC

Usual Names Alena Pam Randey Mike Moira Rainer Nick Keith Rick Kevin Terry David

Residential Address Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC Peachland, BC

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: To register as a non-resident property elector you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Peachland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • not be entitled to register as a resident elector; and

BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 23 SCHOOL TRUSTEE, ZONE II – One (1) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Residential Address

Voting Jurisdiction

FEHR GUDERYAN WIEBE

Karrie Lisa Gordon

Peachland, BC Peachland, BC West Kelowna, BC

Peachland/EA West Peachland/EA West Peachland/EA West

ASSENT VOTING The following question will be submitted to the electorate in the Corporation of the District of Peachland: ‘Are you in favour of the Corporation of the District of Peachland adopting the Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2364, 2022, to authorize the borrowing of up to Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($17,500,000), over a thirty (30) year term, to fund the construction of a new Protective Services Building to accommodate the Fire Department?’ Yes or No

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING DAY will be on: Saturday, October 15, 2022 Between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Location Peachland Community Centre

Address 4450 6 th Street, Peachland, BC

ADVANCE VOTING will be held as follows: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 and Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following location: Location Peachland Community Centre

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. In order to register at the time of voting, you will be required to complete the application form available at the voting place and to make a declaration that you meet the requirements to be registered as set out below: RESIDENT ELECTORS: To register as a resident elector you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a resident of the District of Peachland on the day of registration (at time of voting); and • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

COUNCILLOR – Six (6) to be elected Surname GLASMAN CUNNINGHAM BROPHY KENT GOODMAN UDALA WALSH THOM INGRAM BENNETT CONDON COLLINS

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

Address 4450 6 th Street, Peachland, BC

• not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. In addition, for non-resident property electors: • The only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust. • If more than one person is registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS In order to register at time of voting: To register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. To register, non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: All eligible electors can vote by mail by applying for a mail ballot package before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Applications are available at the District of Peachland office located at 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7, by email to elections@peachland.ca, or by telephone at 250-767-3704. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on General Voting Day Saturday, October 15, 2022 delivered by mail, courier or by hand to 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7. Jennifer Sawatzky Chief Election Officer


SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

PEACHLAND VIEW

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Elephant Tower on Beach Ave

To The Editor Peachland View

Our Mayor and Council (current) agreed with the building of this highrise on Beach Avenue and 12th. Do they not realize this is not affordable housing? Its too high and sticks out like an ugly mistake!! This highrise, in such a small area, has ruined the beauty and serenity of Peachland as well as lost views and sunlight for residents beside and behind this tower!

Darkness and future congestion will occur on 12th and in the alleyway behind. This building should never have been allowed to be built – 3 stories would have been acceptable. Please cast your vote to a Mayor and Council that will never allow another TOWER to be built on Beach. Lucy Anderson. Peachland

Kudos to Council Clement Rd : 84 unit rental housing project Dear Peachland View, Kudos to Peachland Council for granting near unanimous 3 rd reading approval to this worthy and badly needed project. 84 new rental units for our young residents and families is a blessing to our community and to our Elementary School, which will gain a number of new students and avoid risk of future closure or grade reduction. It has already lost grade 6. This project had the support of Peachland Staff, School District Safety staff, a professional engineer (Floodplan risk assessment), our Mayor and all our councillors except Keith Fielding. Peachland staff reported before the vote that a study years ago found that only 14 % of Peachland’s housing is for rentals, probably much less now as many converted to short term rentals. Staff said that the location is “perfect” and noted that most previously approved multi-family projects were aimed at the higher-end luxury market. This one is clearly aimed at young families. The Property taxes were said to exceed $200,000 per year. Much needed funds for the District. Councillor Van Minsel, the Mayor and others pointed out the great need for such housing in our

community, indeed across all of Canada. We need young families in our community, and we need to take steps to provide them with housing. Every level of government across Canada recognizes this as an urgent need. I think Keith Fielding owes the community an explanation of why he voted against when there were so many reasons to support. His stated reason during debate was his opinion that there was a floodplain risk, but his opinion clashed with the Engineer’s conclusion that the project was safe for its intended use. As our Mayor pointed out, all of Beach Avenue is on a flood plain. If he rejected the opinion of a professional engineer, whose opinion was he following? His own? I would not ask for Mr. Fielding’s explanation if he were not seeking to be elected as Mayor, a leadership position that requires a person willing to lead and vote in the best interests of the entire community, and to chart and steer Council along a path to best deal with the many current and future needs and issues facing our community. Peter Warner Peachland

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October 15th is a very important date Some years ago, the Province changed the timing of local government elections. They are now earlier in October and every four years. Unlike Federal and Provincial elections, most candidates do not identify with the major party names. That gives name recognition more significance as it’s hard to find out the opinions of new candidates. The reality is that local government Councillors have a good chance of being re-elected unless voters get very angry about something. Has the big building on Beach Avenue made enough people angry? Certainly there has been a lot of negative comments. But there are many people in Peachland who believe that Peachland needs to grow. With growth comes more facilities and less reason to have to drive to West Kelowna. But does growth bring lower taxes? This newspaper hopes to cover these issues and get the views of the candidates during the next few weeks. The all-candidate meetings are usually the highlight of the campaigns and are always well-attended in Peachland. It is a credit to this community that so many people want to understand the issues and have an informed opinion. But there are very significant differences of opinion. Perhaps the biggest issue is development and the growth of Peachland. Before we bought our house here in 1997, there was no main sewer and so virtually no development. Coming from Surrey, we looked forward to living in a quiet “village”.

With the arrival of the sewer, the Peachland shopping mall was developed, the townhouses at the Terraces were built and Peachland changed forever. Personally I have come to accept growth as inevitable but how much and what form should it take? Building on rocky slopes is much more expensive than building on flat land. The result has been that much of our new housing is very expensive. How can we build affordable housing for young families? In Peachland it is a big problem and I am not sure how we can solve it. In reality, we have become more of a seniors community than a place for all ages. The question that we should ask ourselves is what size of community do we want? Is a community of 20,000 a better place to live than a community of 5,000. Because previous Councils have approved two huge projects and each one could double the size of Peachland. We have many good candidates running in this election. I hope this newspaper can give the voters enough information to be able to support the candidates that reflect their vision of our future. How big should Peachland become and what kind of housing should be built? This election will help to clarify the vision that the majority of residents want and in a democracy, the majority rules. Eric Hall


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Random COVID testing causes challenges for groups ERIC HALL After two years when there were no groups from Britain travelling to Canada, my part time job, as a tour guide, started again this year. My wife tells me that I should write a book, as every tour brings some new stories. One of the big “stories” this year is the random Covid testing for incoming international travelers. This had a big impact on my August “coast to coast” tour. When my group of 35 arrived from London Heathrow at Montreal airport, 4 in the group told me that they had been selected for testing. The selection comes in the form of an email from the government of Canada; you are given 48 hours to take a test at the official testing centres. Although everyone was tired after a long day of travelling, I led the group of 4 to the airport testing facility at departure gate 11. Biron have been given the contract in Quebec. Fortunately I arrived at the airport before the group and looked for departure gate 11; there seemed to be no such place. But after asking a few people I did locate the Biron testing centre, so I had no problem leading the people to it. We did not have to wait long and then we were on our way to the hotel in Montreal. After arrival at the hotel more people checked their emails and 4 more people informed me that they had been selected. Now it became more complicated because the following day we had a city tour and then off to Quebec City leaving no time to return to Montreal airport. When we got to Quebec City I contacted the Biron testing centre there and was told that Covid testing was available by appointment but they had no available time during our stay in Quebec City (two days). In the meantime the 4 people got messages reminding them that they had to get the test in 48 hours; an interesting dilemma. Since we would be visiting Toronto two days later, I did some checking and walk-in testing was available at Pearson airport. It has to be one

of the official testing centres that can update the details that are linked to your ArriveCan information. This particular tour has very little free time, so it makes taking time out for Covid testing very difficult. When we arrived in Toronto most of my group went to the CN Tower and then I looked for taxis to take my 4 (and myself) to the testing centre near Pearson airport. Taxis were in short supply but I found a larger vehicle that would take all of us and off we went. Traffic on the Gardiner “expressway” made the British people feel at home; just like the M25; lots of cars making very slow progress. When we got to the test centre, we didn’t have to wait and the tests were completed by Lifelabs (they have the contract in Ontario and BC). The people in my group were relieved as they had received messages threatening them with fines if they did not get tested. The tour lasts for 17 days and the last stop is the City of Vancouver. The life of a tour guide is never simple and Vancouver presents some challenges. In previous years we looked forward to stopping at Prospect Point in Stanley Park for a coffee and a chance to check out the Lions Gate bridge from closeup. That’s not possible now for tour groups. Although there is a bicycle path all the way around Stanley Park, the city of Vancouver has eliminated tour coach parking at Prospect point to put in a new bicycle lane adjacent to the road through the park. The road through the park was two lanes allowing cars to overtake the tour coaches taking groups for a slow drive. It is only one lane now and a bicycle lane. I am not against providing for bicycles but they already had a route around Stanley park. Does the City of Vancouver want international tourists or not; because they often come in groups on tour coaches. One member of my group was a single man travelling on his own. During our stay in Vancouver, he informed me that he was getting messages from the government of

Canada about Covid testing. It turned out that he was selected for testing two weeks earlier but had trouble getting emails. When he got telephone calls, he did finally succeed in checking his emails but they were in French so he had ignored them. Because the group arrived in Montreal the emails were in French first, you had to scroll down to read the English. When I helped him to check his emails, I advised him to take a taxi to the Vancouver airport test centre as they had walk-in testing available. When he found out that the taxi fare was $50 each way, he was not keen to go. He left it until the last

day when he was returning on a flight back to England to get tested. They told him he would get the results in 48 hours. By that time he would be back in the UK making the whole process completely irrelevant. When I go to the Peachland dental office, they check my temperature and make sure I am not sick (a test for Covid). It takes two minutes and helps to protect everyone; it’s simple and effective. So what is the government of Canada trying to achieve with this very expensive and complicated random testing process? It leaves me shaking my head but I do have more material for my book; if I ever write it!

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022…

RE-ELEC T

MAYOR CINDY FORTIN

“Dedicated to our community”

MEET & GREET DATES DATE CORRECTION: Sunday, September 25th, from 1 to 4 pm at 1st and Beach Restaurant, 5866 Beach Ave Thursday, September 29th from 7 to 9 pm at 3944 Trepanier Heights Avenue. (Meet with Pam Cunningham, as well) Check out my website for more dates: www.mayorcindyfortin.com Email: mayorcindyfortin1@gmail.com Cell: 250.212.9416 Authorized by Larry Swartz, financial agent, larryswartz98@gmail.com


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

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LOCAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM sponsored by the Peachland Community Arts Council begins this year with a six-week “Seed Beading” series using Metis designs and techniques. Odette Ryder will teach you to create a floral design on fabric. Sunday afternoons, 1230 pm – 330 pm until Oct 16 at the Visitor Center. The series is limited to six participants so register early at plsworkshops@ peachlandarts.ca END OF SUMMER GALA fundraiser for the Peachland Wellness Centre will feature an elegant sit down dinner, silent auction, door prizes and music by Sister Act, Kinda Kenny Rogers, and Marty Edwards and the Revival. Tickets $75 at the wellness centre or pharmacy. Event

MONDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am - 10 pm Peachland Community Centre INDOOR WALKING 8 am - 9 am Peachland Community Centre 50+ FITNESS 8 am - 9 am ($5 Drop In) 50 Plus Activity Centre ADULT DAY SERVICE 9 am - 3 pm Residences on 6th PICKLEBALL LEVEL 3.0-3.5 9:05 am - 11 am Peachland Community Centre FITNESS FUSION 9:30 am - 10:45 am 4th Street Place PICKLEBALL LEVEL 1.0-2.5 11 am - 1 pm Peachland Community Centre PICKLEBALL LEVEL 1.0-2.5 1 pm - 3 pm Peachland Community Centre LADIES’ COFFEE SOCIAL 1 pm 4th Street Place BRIDGE 1 pm – 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC WORKSHOP 1 pm – 4 pm Peachland Little Schoolhouse

takes place Sep 24 at the Peachland Community Centre OPEN MIC presented by the Peachland Community Arts Council returns to the Peachland Art Gallery, Thursday, Sep 29, 7 pm -9 pm. Musicians, poets, magicians and comics of all ages are welcome. Hainle Winery will offer wine for purchase; refreshments provided. Call the art gallery to reserve seats: 250 767 7422, or email Paula McLaughlin: peterpaula76@gmail.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN MURDER presented by the Rotary Club of Peachland will take place Sep 30 and Oct 1 at the 50+ Activity Centre. Tickets are $50 and include charcuterie tray, dessert and a glass of wine. Purchase tickets (cash only) at the Peachland Pharmacy or call

PICKLEBALL (ALL PLAY) 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm 4th Street Place INTRO TO WEIGHT TRAINING 11 am - 1 am Peachland Community Centre SPIN, CORE & STRETCH 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Peachland Community Centre ZUMBA 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Peachland Community Centre WOODCARVERS 7 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre

TUESDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am - 10 pm Peachland Community Centre YOGA 8:30 am - 9:30 am 50 Plus Activity Centre FLOW YOGA 9 am - 10 am 4th Street Place PICKLEBALL CLINIC LEARN TO PLAY 10 am - 11:15 am Peachland Community Centre CARPET BOWLING 10 am - 12 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre THERAPEUTIC YOGA 10:30 am – 11:45 am 4th Street Place

AA 12 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre PICKLEBALL LEVEL 3.75+ 1 pm - 3 pm Peachland Community Centre PASSION 4 ART 1 pm - 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre MAH JONG 1 pm – 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre MEN’S COFFEE & CARDS 1 pm PWC (downstairs) T-SHIRT TIE-DYEING HUB Market, Cousins Park Drop-in or register programs@ beepspeachland.com; $15/shirt YOGA FOR YOUR BACK 2:45pm - 4 pm 4th Street Place PEACHLAND HUB NIGHT MARKET 4 pm – 9 pm Cousins Park

Kathy at 250 689 7717. FAMILY GLOW RUN is an all-ages 5K run/3K walk/ run along Beach Ave. Check-in and family activities at Heritage Park 6 pm - 7 pm; adults $12 Aug 18-Sep 16 $15 Sep 17-Oct 6, $20 Oct 7 cash only; kids $5 Aug 18-Sep 16, $8 Sep 17-Oct 6, $10 Oct 7 cash only. THE ART OF METIS BEADING Taught by Metis artist, Odette Ryder, will take place on Sunday afternoons from Sep 11 to Oct 17 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm at the Peachland Visitor Centre. LIFE IN TECHNICOLOUR & THREADS OF HOPE runs until Oct 10 at the Peachland Art Gallery. In this series of vibrant oil and pastel paintings, Dave Denson explores our PEACHLAND LEGION DART LEAGUE 7 pm - 11 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69 COMPUTER LITERACY By Appointment Call 250 767 0141 Peachland Wellness Centre

WEDNESDAYS

SHOW AND SHINE, CARS AND COFFEE 5 pm - 7 pm May 3 to Oct 3 Peachland Village Mall

FITNESS ROOM 5 am - 10 pm Peachland Community Centre INDOOR WALKING 8 am - 9 am Peachland Community Centre 50+ FITNESS 9 am - 10 am ($5 Drop In) 50 Plus Activity Centre PICKLEBALL LEVEL 1.0-2.5 9:05 am - 11 am Peachland Community Centre FITNESS FUSION 9:30 am - 10:45 am 4th Street Place FULL BODY STRETCH 11 am - 12 pm 4th Street Place PICKLEBALL DROP-IN LEVEL 3.0 11 am - 1 pm Peachland Community Centre

POUND 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 4th Street Place

NOVICE PICKLEBALL CLINIC 12 pm - 1 pm Peachland Community Centre

LINE DANCING 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre

BARGAIN BIN 12 pm - 3 pm Peachland United Church

relationship with colour and how one can find beauty in the grit of a city. In conjunction with the Fibre Art Network ‘s Threads of Hope, a fibre art exhibition exploring hope, longing and desire for the future of the world. JACK-O’-LANTERN WALK ON THE HAUNTED DOCK Spooky fun in Heritage Park: goodie bag, decorations, music and photo booth. Mon Oct 31 5 pm - 7 pm. Entry by donation to the Peachland Food Bank. IMPRESSIONS ART GROUP runs from Oct. 15 –Nov. 20 at the Peachland Art Gallery. A collection of new works presented by this twelve-member art group who have, over the past decade, continued to advance the quality and scope of each member’s skills.

PICKLEBALL LEVEL 3.0-3.5 1 pm - 3 pm Peachland Community Centre BRIDGE 1 pm – 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre WE ART HERE 12 pm - 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre LEGION KARAOKE 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69 MINI KICKERS SOCCER 5 pm - 6 pm Cousins Park HATHA YOGA 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 4th Street Place SPIN, CORE AND STRETCH 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Peachland Community Centre CENTRAL OKANAGAN MODEL RAILWAY CO. Train modellers + visitors meet 7 pm Peachland Musum

THURSDAYS FITNESS ROOM 5 am - 10 pm Peachland Community Centre YOGA 8:30 am - 9:30 am 50 Plus Activity Centre YOGA FOR YOUR BACK 9:30 am - 10:45 am 4th Street Place

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT 10 am-11:45 am Peachland Wellness Centre PICKLEBALL LEVEL 3.5 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Peachland Community Centre THERAPEUTIC YOGA 11 am - 12:15 pm 4th Street Place IRON AND SILK FIT 11 am - 12 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre BARGAIN BIN 12 pm - 3 pm Peachland United Church TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS 12:30 pm 4th Street Place PICKLEBALL LEVEL 3.75+ 1 pm - 3 pm Peachland Community Centre PASSION 4 ART 1 pm – 4 pm 50 Plus Activity Centre DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT (ALZHEIMER SOCIETY) 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 4th Street Place MEAT DRAW 3 pm-5 pm Royal Canadian Legion #69 BINGO 5:30 pm (EOW) 50 Plus Activity Centre CHOPRA MANTRA MEDITATION 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm & 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm 4th Street Place

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

PEACHLAND VIEW ADVERTORIAL

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Funeral planning is an important part of overall estate planning, but not always an easy subject to discuss with family. However, when setting up your pre-arrangement plans it is always advisable to include your family and loved ones in the process. The input of family members will help you better understand what they might need and how they will cope with the loss. Likewise, your loved ones will hear what your thoughts are and truly understand what are important aspects of your final wishes. Open communication is key to ensuring that all family members feel heard are on the same page and understand what is being put in place. This will help to reduce tension or misunderstandings at a time when emotions are heightened. A pre-arrangement policy is a loving gesture that your family will appreciate, especially when they have been invited to be a part of the process. Reach out today and start the process of prearranging your funeral.

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PEACHLAND VIEW ADVERTORIAL

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

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ADVERTORIAL

LIVING WELL, LEAVING WELL Wouldn’t it be easier if we already knew everything we ever needed to know? Springfield Funeral Home values not only the stories of each family we serve, but also education. Over the last few years, educational seminars, FREE to the public have become a part of what we do to give back to Central Okanagan residents. Over the next few months amazing workshops and seminars, that will be of interest to many, will again be offered. You can find out more information and register for any of these seminars at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/events Central Okanagan Hospice Association will present a Live N’ Learn FREE seminar on Oct 16 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Learn about caregiver wellness support programs, grief and bereavement programs for adult, children and youth, and information on palliative services. COHA team members will also share information on community events that help to honour the memories of loved ones.

2nd Annual Grief Symposium 2022 - Grieving the Loss of Normal Nov 1 - 6:30 pm - a FREE grief seminar for the public Presented by David Kennedy, Author, Lecturer and Grief expert. Learn about the impact and struggles of grieving loss during recent times and how we can acknowledge and find ways to still honour our loss.

Allan Friesen, Manager of Taxation Services MNP will be presenting a Live N’ Learn Free seminar on Nov 16 from 10 am to 11:30 am, ESTATES and TAXES. Learn about maximizing after tax income in retirement, minimizing probate fees and Income Tax, and how to use Testamentary and Inter Vivos trust.

9 Struggles Executors Face - Is Your Family Prepared? The list is endless of groups that would benefit from the information presented in this interactive seminar. This seminar will be presented by team members of Springfield Funeral Home within a venue of your choice. Suitable for community groups, small groups, church groups, retirement living residences etc. Connect with us to schedule this seminar, at a time that works for you, at a location of your choosing.

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BC Senior Games 2022 LINDA NICHOLAS 7:15 am start. One minute apart. Mom and I and the other competitors patiently waited for our turn to be pushed out of a red trailer on to a ramp at the word GO. (Like the pro’s!!) One of my fellow competitors, Rozemary started one minute before me. Mom was waiting for her turn which would be several minutes behind me. My only goal was to catch Rozemary and pass which I did on loop 2 of 4. She was so strong on the downhill that I knew if it was going to happen it had to be on an uphill. We did 4 loops totalling 15.4km. Mom got gold of course and I did not podium. I didn’t expect to as I was riding my commuter bike because I’m used to “her”, “she” has more gears than my road bike, my neck and shoulders don’t get sore and she makes me smile. I wanted to have as much fun as I do when cycling for errands (even tho I know she is a good 10 minutes slower than my road bike). The two ladies in the 85-89 age group have said every year… “we aren’t doing this next year. We are too old” … but the next year there they are again. They are amazing ladies from north of Kamloops. When

mom said she would be in their age category soon they said “that’s a good time to quit!” We all laughed because they are not quitters. We met some amazing people who were participating for the first time and we shared a lot of laughs before and after the event.

ROAD RACE Tomorrow is the road race. We drove the route after the time trial and it is beautiful. Sheep. Goats. Rainforest. Rolling hills. Curves up and curves down. I am looking forward to it. I have 4 laps (8.8km laps) and mom has 3 laps.

HILL CLIMB Saturday morning is the hill climb. It will be a grind without a doubt. Worse than princeton Ave but only 2.4km. I’ll be thinking of peachland when I grind up. There’s your story! I hope it inspires you active seniors to participate. It really is a lot of fun. The more the merrier! Go grandma! Go grandpa! Or volunteer and cheer. Join the fun. It’s in Abbotsford next.


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2022 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS GIVEN AS FOLLOWS: ADVANCE VOTING DATES AND LOCATION TWO ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

will be HELD between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

OCTOBER 5, 2022

PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE, 4450 6TH STREET, PEACHLAND, BC V0H1X7 - and –

OCTOBER 12, 2022

PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE, 4450 6TH STREET, PEACHLAND, BC V0H1X7 ELECTOR REGISTRATION

In addition, in order to register at time of voting:

You may register at the time of voting by completing the application form available at the voting place and making a declaration that you meet the requirements to be registered as set out below:

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

To register as a resident elector you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a resident of the District of Peachland on the day of registration (at time of voting); and • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: To register as a non-resident property elector you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Peachland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AS IDENTIFICATION You must produce at least two (2) documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one (1) of which must contain your signature. The following classes of documents will be accepted: a) a Driver’s Licence; b) an Identification Card such as i. a photo BC services card; ii. a non-photo BC services card; c) an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC d) a BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard; e) a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (now “Monthly Form EA181); f) a Social Insurance Number card; g) a Citizenship Card; h) a real property tax notice;

• not be entitled to register as a resident elector; and

i) a credit card or debit card; or

• not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

j) a utility bill, (such as electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services).

In addition, for non-resident property electors: • The only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust. • If more than one individual is registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the individual owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

The above listed identification documents MUST be accepted by election officials. An election official may also accept other forms of documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official (e.g., a valid, current passport). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THESE MATTERS, please contact the Election Office Phone: 250-767-3704 Email: elections@peachland.ca Web: https://www.peachland.ca/elections

PHOTO PEACHLAND TREKKERS

Peachland Trekkers Walking Club ERIC HALL The Peachland Trekkers walking club is a much smaller group now than before Covid but thanks to Bill Boos, there still are weekly walks. When deciding on a walk, Bill can look through years of walking history. Many years ago the club was called the Peachland Volksport and was a little more serious in nature. Volksport walking club members keep track of the miles walked on authorised walks. Our members decided on a more casual approach. The club had over a hundred members at one time and about forty turned up for the walks. Since the walks finished with a tea or coffee at a local restaurant or coffee bar, the problem was finding a place big enough. When Coffee Works existed, we used to go there but after they closed, it was a bigger issue. I remember many of the members from twenty years ago; lots of wonderful people. Some are no longer with us and others find walking more difficult. It was always about walking but the social aspect was very important as well. One walk I remember very well was years ago on Mount Boucherie. We walked to the top but took a wrong turn on the way back. We were a group of about forty and there was discussion about what route to take for our return. Some back tracked to find the right way; others continued confident that there was a good path ahead. I was in the latter group and eventually we could see the car park we were heading for but there were houses and gardens in the way. We decided to ask one of the residents if we could go through his garden and across the back fence. Chris Byrd was also in that group and I remember him saying to me “don’t mention the walking club, Eric”. Over the fence and we were back where we should have been. A count of members in the pub after the walk indicated that everyone made it back somehow. After that, the club walk leader, Steve Goldsmith, bought walkie-talkies to use on our walks. We started a system of having a walk leader and also someone at the back. We didn’t get lost again. Growing up in England, I remember walking for pleasure but most of the walking was out of necessity. Shopping for groceries meant that we all carried a bag. Like most families in the 1950s, we had three options - walking, bicycles or wait for the bus. Walking was the most common result. As my mother would have said, “it was only a few miles”. Every road had proper sidewalks and you met lots of other people along the way. The street we lived on was a row of about thirty houses. Walking to the local shops meant walking past about twenty of those. It was a long walk; not in distance but in time. My mother would stop to talk to many of our neighbours. I can still name nearly all of those thirty families that lived on our street. It is not something most people could do today. Back then we had no family car and no TV; we were not short of time. An exciting day was down at my father’s allotment garden picking weeds. The magic of seeing things grow could never be forgotten. And walking there was no problem; it was only a mile.


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PHOTO KAYLA MOODY

Fire Hall Open House On October 15th, 2022, District of Peachland residents will be invited to vote in a referendum on whether to support the borrowing of up to $17.5 M to relocate and construct a new Protective Services Building for the community. Community members are invited to drop in anytime for brunch and an open house on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Peachland Fire Department (4401 3rd St.). The Fire Chief and District Staff will be onsite to answer questions about the project and the referendum process. While an info session was also held in June of this year, more information related to costs and paying for the project will be available. “We understand that inflation and rising costs are impacting everyone – including Peachland residents,” says Garry Filafilo, Peachland’s Chief Financial Officer. “As a District, we’ve been working hard to minimize the impact of the project costs, while still delivering a Protective Services Building that enhances safety and serves the community long-term.” The financing plan for the Protective Services Building includes an annual parcel tax, of which many District projects are funded. The new parcel tax would be phased in over three years, therefore reducing resident impacts, while some existing parcel taxes will have come to an end. Overall, the annual net parcel tax increase for the project is set at $125 per year over 30 years, which was locked in through a Council Resolution early in September. To give residents confidence around costing, not only has Council solidified the net parcel tax increase, but they also can modify or pause the project, if needed. To learn more about the open house or the Protective Services Building project, visit peachland.ca/firehall or attend the open house this Saturday.

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“3 Times For The Hub” Pledge

Peachland’s community service groups need a new permanent home.

The “3 Times for the Hub” Pledge Make a donation today, and commit to making the same donation again in 12 months, and then again in 24 months! All donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable donation tax receipt. All donations of $250 or more will receive name recognition on our Donor Recognition Wall just inside the Hub’s main entrance.

Election signs

The Peachland View has received several emails concerning the location of election signs. Some have been placed where they are impeding safe traffic movement. Please keep safety in mind when putting up your signs. Of particular concern is where Huston connects to Highway 97.

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$85

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Make cheques payable to “Peachland Wellness Centre” and drop off at either the 50+ Activity Centre or the Peachland Wellness Centre. To make a 3 times pledge or one-time donation online, go to trellis.org/peachland-hub-project/ Or contact info@peachlandhub.ca One-time donations are also gratefully accepted.

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Forever Loved and Always Remembered

Ghislaine (Jill) Marie Celine BORTON (née Belanger)

PHOTO SHERRY KENDRICK

Calliope Hummingbird Is considered the smallest bird in North America. The standout feature of a Calliope Hummingbird is the magenta rays on the male’s throat. Both males and females are greenish above, but males wear a greenish vest below while females and the immature calliope have a peachy colour across their under parts. Besides visiting feeders they also feed on flower nectar and tiny insects. PHOTO MARION HALL

Ghislaine Marie Céline Borton, Jill as she was fondly called, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world to be with our Lord suddenly on September 11, 2022 at the age 86. She was born in Forget, Québec on May 27, 1936. She will be dearly missed by many family members, friends and loved ones. Ghislaine is predeceased by her parents Adrienne and Horace Bélanger, her infant sister Marie, infant brother Jean Paul and brothers René and Donald Bélanger and her sister in- law Janette Bélanger. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Patrick of 62 years, her children Pat (Sheri) Borton, Kathleen (Brian) Johnson and Christine (John) Meeks. Her grandchildren PJ (Becky) Borton, Jason Borton (Sean), Brook (Kirsten) Johnson, Riley Johnson (Amanda), Tyler (Monika) Johnson, Kailee Meeks (Adrick), Kyle Johnson, Shane Meeks (gf Hya) and her great grandchildren Andrew, Griffin and Charlotte Borton and Emilia Johnson. Her sisters and brothers, Murielle (Denis) Vallée, Claire (Maurice) Guèvremont, Jacques (Danielle) Bélanger, Roger (Luan) Bélanger, André (Claire) Bélanger and her sister in-law Rose Bélanger all from Ontario and Claude Bélanger from Alberta. Ghislaine was the eldest of ten children. They lived in a very tiny village called Harty in Northern Ontario. Their tiny village did not have a school and it was mandatory that all children go to school. Her parents sadly dropped her off at the train station and alone, she boarded an old hand pump train to Hearst, Ontario. She was picked up by nuns and lived at the convent school. She spent four years there from six to ten years old. Once home, she cared for and helped raise her siblings and worked as a cook in a bush camp at the age of 14 to help support the family. She then moved to Kapuskasing, Ontario and worked at the Steadman’s Store. It was quite a hard life, but she never let that get her down, she appreciated every moment of her upbringing and always said that’s what made her so disciplined, resilient and strong. At 18, she moved to Ottawa and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Ghislaine and Patrick Borton were married on May 28, 1960. They spent 20 years in the military and moved more times than one can count. Ghislaine was a nurse for 25 years and a meticulous bookkeeper for a small business and their numerous businesses they owned, from a Meat Market to a Pizza Parlour, to an Industrial Laundry and more. They finally settled in Peachland in 1996. She loved her rocking chair and when her kids were teenagers, the harder she rocked the more trouble you were in. She could spend hours rocking in her favourite chair as it provided much comfort to her. Jill also loved to cook, creating delicious meals for her family. She was famous for her French traditional tourtière and meat spread and always made at least 24 every Christmas. She was also well known for making beautiful roast beef dinners or turkey dinners with the works in the house on a 35 degree day! It didn’t matter to her, she wanted family and friends to enjoy the best meal always and she ensured there was a fabulous dessert and left overs for you to bring home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapel www.hansonsfuneral.ca. A Mass for the Repose of the Soul for Ghislaine will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2547 Hebert Rd, West Kelowna BC V4T 2J6 on Sunday, September 25 at 11:00 am. Or you can watch the service from the comfort of your own home by going to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - YouTube or www.ololwestkelowna.com. A small private service will be held in her honour at their home in Peachland. Jill and Pat have a bench across from Swim Bay in front of the school. Please enjoy a quiet place to sit and remember good times, with love of course, what else.

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NOTICE OF ASSENT VOTING Protective Services Building Loan Authorization PUBLIC NOTICE is given as follows: Assent voting will be held on the following question: ‘Are you in favour of the Corporation of the District of Peachland adopting the Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2364, 2022, to authorize the borrowing of up to Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($17,500,000), over a thirty (30) year term, to fund the construction of a new Protective Services Building to accommodate the Fire Department?’ Yes or No The voting area for this assent voting is the District of Peachland. VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING DAY:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE 4450 6 TH STREET, PEACHLAND, BC

ADVANCE VOTING:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022

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andWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM PEACHLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE 4450 6 TH STREET, PEACHLAND, BC

ELECTOR REGISTRATION There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of qualified electors will take place at the time of voting. In order to register at the time of voting, you will be required complete the application form available at the voting place and to make a declaration that you meet the requirements to be registered as set out below: RESIDENT ELECTORS: To register as a resident elector you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a resident of the District of Peachland on the day of registration (at time of voting); and • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: To register as a non-resident property elector, you must: • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022; • be a Canadian citizen; • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Peachland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting); • not be entitled to register as a resident elector; and • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law. In addition, for non-resident property electors: • The only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust. • If more than one person is registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS In order to register at time of voting: To register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. To register, non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners. MAIL BALLOT VOTING REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: All eligible electors can vote by mail by applying for a mail ballot package before 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Applications are available at the District of Peachland office located at 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7, by email to elections@peachland.ca, or by telephone at 250-767-3704. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on General Voting Day Saturday, October 15, 2022 delivered by mail, courier or by hand to 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC V0H 1X7. PROPOSED BYLAW THE CORPORATION OF THE DISTRICT OF PEACHLAND BYLAW NUMBER 2364, 2022 A Bylaw of the Corporation of the District of Peachland to authorize borrowing for the purpose of providing a Protective Services building to the District of Peachland _________________________________________ WHEREAS the District of Peachland’s Fire Department Master Plan identifies the need for a new fire hall; AND WHEREAS to provide for the financing of a Protective Services Building, it is necessary to borrow a sum not exceeding Seventeen million, five hundred thousand dollars ($17,500,000), which is the amount of debt intended to be created by this bylaw; AND WHEREAS the approval of the Inspector of Municipalities has been obtained; AND WHEREAS the approval of the electors has been obtained; NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Corporation of the District of Peachland, in open meeting assembled, HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. The Council is hereby empowered and authorized to undertake and carry out or cause to be carried out the purpose of constructing a Protective Services building to provide emergency response and to do all things necessary for the construction with and without limiting the generality of the foregoing: a) To borrow upon the credit of the Corporation of the District of Peachland, a sum not exceeding Seventeen million, five hundred thousand dollars ($17,500,000); b) To acquire all such real property, rights-of-way, licenses, rights or authorities as may be requisite or desirable for or in the construction of the Protective Services Building. 2. The maximum term for which debentures may be issued to secure the debt created by this bylaw is thirty (30) years; 3. This bylaw shall be cited as “Protective Services Building Loan Authorization Bylaw Number 2364, 2022.” READ A FIRST TIME, this 14 th day of June, 2022. READ A SECOND TIME, this 14 th day of June, 2022. READ A THIRD TIME, this 28 th day of June, 2022. RECEIVED the approval of the Inspector of Municipalities, this 3 rd day of August, 2022. RECEIVED the approval of electors, this ADOPTED, this ________________________________ ______________________________ Mayor Corporate Officer The bylaw may be inspected at the District of Peachland office, 5806 Beach Avenue, Peachland BC during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. For further information on the bylaw or the assent voting process, please contact the Chief Election Officer, Jennifer Sawatzky at 250-767-2647. Jennifer Sawatzky, Chief Election Officer


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PUZZLES

This week’s Crossword, Sudoku & Word Search

CLUES ACROSS 1. Bay Area humorist 5. Hurt 10. Icelandic poems 14. A taro corm 15. Metaphorical use of a word 16. It fears the hammer 17. Excessively quaint (British) 18. Laid-back California county 19. Cook in a microwave oven 20. Not late 22. Go from one place to another 23. Peoples living in the Congo 24. Popular pasta 27. Available engine power (abbr.) 30. Popular musician Charles 31. Angry 32. Spelling is one type 35. One who makes a living 37. Indicates location 38. Imperial Chinese dynasty 39. Small water buffaloes 40. Hungarian city 41. Fabric 42. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 43. Precursor to the EU 44. Philly footballers 45. Female sibling 46. “When Harry Met Sally” actress

13. Brews 21. Belgian city 23. Confined condition (abbr.) 25. Swiss river 26. Small amount 27. Part of buildings 28. Vietnamese capital 29. Sailboats 32. Shelter 33. Terminated 34. Discharge 36. Snag 37. Partner to cheese 38. A container for coffee 40. Spend time dully 41. Satisfies 43. Snakelike fish 44. Consume 46. Type of student CLUES DOWN 47. Erase 1. Small town in Portugal 2. Site of famed Ethiopian battle 49. Instruct 50. Girl’s given name 3. German river 51. Jewish spiritual leader 4. Christmas carols 52. “To __ his own” 5. Cash machine 53. North-central Indian city 6. Rough and uneven 54. Greek alphabet characters 7. Rumanian round dance 57. Weapon 8. Widespread occurrence of 58. Amounts of time disease 59. American Nobel physicist 9. A place to relax vital to MRIs 10. Feeling of listlessness 61. Soviet Socialist Republic 11. Coat or smear a substance 62. Witness 12. Wild mango 47. Magnetic tape of high quality 48. Insecticide 49 Apparatus to record and transmit 52. Some is considered “dog” 55. Israeli city __ Aviv 56. Fencing sword 60. Ottoman military title 61. Wise people 63. Cold wind 64. Popular type of shoe 65. Administrative district 66. A way to reveal 67. Cooked meat cut into small pieces 68. Actress Zellweger 69. Romanian city

Answers to last week’s Crossword, Sudoku & Word Search


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

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