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City setting the table for sidewalk cafĂŠs BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

A city committee charged with figuring out ways to enhance Penticton’s downtown core has proposed changes to the city’s policy on sidewalk cafĂŠs. The downtown enhancement advisory committee recommended eliminating the two-table (per 25-feet of frontage) limitation on the number of tables a restaurant, bistro or cafĂŠ may serve in front of their establishment, as long as there is an unobstructed 1.5-metre walkway from the building to the tables. The committee also proposed that the city design a set of slabs that restauranteurs could lease from the city that would be placed in the parking spots in front of participating establishments, thus creating a street-side patio. “I think this, if council approves it, will really be the next level to enhancing the downtown cafĂŠ experience,â€? said Coun. Andrew Jakubeit, who sits on the committee. “The way our bylaws are set right up now a place like the Bellevue CafĂŠ can only place two tables in front of their cafĂŠ, even though in front of them they have a big bump out area.â€? Removing the table limitations and providing an opportunity to create more patio space, said Jakubeit, will allow business owners to choose an appropriate amount of tables without restricting the efficiency of their customer service. “(The slab idea) is the kind of thing that gets me excited about sitting on the committee because it is something that is simple, relatively low-cost and that will really enhance the downtown experience,â€? he said. “I think it will be a win-win for everyone.â€? Jakubeit said a key to the new proposals is creating the 1.5-metre walkway perpendicular to the business-fronts so that pedestrians do not have to walk around the sidewalk patios as they have done so in the past. “Right now, as you get to a sidewalk cafĂŠ, you have to go at these 90 degree angles around them. It’s narrow and, if you have a mobility issue, it is kind of hard to go through there,â€? said Jakubeit. “I think if you have a pedestrian corridor that is continuous, it will enhance the pedestrian experience downtown which is quite important. “If we structure it properly, I think this will be more appealing to the community and less disruptive as people are walking around, exploring downtown.â€? Downtown businessperson and former Winnipeg resident Judy Zubriski agrees. “I think creating more sidewalk cafĂŠs would add to the social atmosphere of the area,â€? said Zubriski, who will stage a grand opening for her Hooked On Books shop this Saturday on the 200 block of Main Street. “It would give it a more European feel.â€?

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BROTHER AND SISTER owners Toni and Vince Kushner of the Bellevue Cafe on Main St. enjoy a cup of coffee at an outdoor table at their downtown location Thursday. Council is considering a recommendation to allow businesses to increase patio seating.

Zubriski said that Winnipeg’s Osborne Village has similar policies in the summer months. “There is not a lot of parking down there either. But because there is such a social atmosphere, you go down for one thing and end up spending the day or evening there,� she said. Zubriski said that browser-based businesses, such as her book store or some of the art galleries, would definitely benefit from creating a more social environment in the downtown core so that people would come for coffee or drinks and stick around. “There would be more connections between neighbouring stores,� said Zubriski who has set up a little lounge area in her store. “I always say that the best way to shop for a book is to

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pull three or four of them off the shelf, drink some coffee and read them.â€? Perhaps, that coffee might come from the neighboring Bellevue Cafe. Co-owner Vincent Kushner said he too liked the “European flavourâ€? sidewalk cafĂŠs bring to the downtown core and that he and his partners would investigate any opportunity to expand the capacity of their establishment’s outdoor service. “I think it is a great idea that adds vibrancy to the area,â€? said Kushner, whose patios are often full on warm days. “People just love to sit out on the patios and enjoy the sun.â€? City council will discuss the downtown enhancement advisory committee recommendations at their next meeting this Monday night.


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PLAYOFF READY — Penticton Valley First Vees captain Denver Manderson and teammates watch the action from the bench during a practice this week. Manderson, the Interior Conference MVP, will be back in the lineup tonight when the Vees host the Merritt Centennials in the first game of the BCHL playoffs at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Festival feeling funding pinch STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Even after an impassioned plea to council, the Okanagan International Children’s Festival is going to have to manage with the same level of support from the city as they received last year. The Children’s Festival joins a range of other popular events and festivals that are caught up in freeze on grants that Penticton council voted unanimously to support Monday night. Gord Osland, executive director for the festival society, spoke before council last Wednesday as they began budget deliberations, highlighting the importance of the festival, as well as the returns from an event that draws children and families from across B.C. “You basically triple your investment every time we do this. It comes

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back in taxes, it comes back with all of the hotels, everybody that’s there is spending money in town,” he said. The festival had applied for a grant totalling $25,000 cash and $6,000 in kind, which was the same amount of last year’s application. However, council cut their request last year, providing the society only $22,500 along with the same $6,000 in kind. With the just-introduced freeze, that’s the level they’re stuck at. “Those of us who have had a career in the arts strongly believe that the arts make life worth living,” said Osland, who suggested the council members try imagining what the Olympic opening ceremonies would have been like without the involvement of the arts. “You would have to take away k.d. lang, all the thousand First Nations

drummers, dancers and singers, Sarah McLachlan, Brian Adams, Cirque de Soleil and the incredible video shows of the Prairies and the whales,” he said. “Especially, you wouldn’t get to see Shane Koyczan from Penticton, the slam poet at the end of the ceremonies.” Osland stressed the Koyczan example, explaining that this young man, now reading his poetry in front of a TV audience of three billion viewers worldwide, credits the drama program at Pen High with saving his life as a teenager. “This is the kind of impact that the arts has for kids and it’s part of why I keep doing this. It’s a big payoff for a guy like me,” said Osland. “When I go to the shows at the Children’s Festival, I don’t watch the shows … I watch the kids watching the shows.” Coun. Mike Pearce

explained that his reasons for bringing forward the motion freezing grants had nothing to do directly with the Children’s Festival or any other event. “We’re faced with some very strict budgeting this year,” said Pearce, adding that all the grant recipients would likely be upset about the freeze. “We give away more grants than any other community our size.” Pearce considers the grant freeze a gentle alternative to the other option council had been considering, that of reducing grant levels by 10 per cent. Eventhoughtheywon’t be getting an increase in funding, Osland said there are no plans to raise ticket prices for the event. Ticket prices for the schools, he said, have remained the same for the last five years, at $7 per student. But the festival has been getting feedback from the schools that that’s too expensive now, since the Parent Advisory Councils are no longer getting the financial support from BC Gaming to offset busing and ticket costs. “So $7 is the maximum we can go and they’re even complaining about that now,” said Osland. “But we’re really pushing hard on the adopt-a-class program for businesses to get involved and support the students.” “I believe that our kids deserve the best the world has to offer. And we bring it to them every year. I get a little enthusiastic, because to watch 10,000 kids in this little town of ours having the time of their life is really spectacular.”




Summerland removes constraints from OCP WOLF DEPNER Western News Staff

Mayor Janice Perrino defends the deletion of sections from Summerland’s Official Community Plan that once limited council’s planning authority as necessary in the light of independent legal advice. The removed sections imposed consultative conditions on the expansion of future growth areas. Under the removed section, council could only consider the expansion of the Urban Growth Area every five years in conjunction with a comprehensive review of the Official Community Plan or after a recommendation from a program that monitors community progress. Another removed section acknowledged Agricultural Land Reserve boundaries, hazardous land and natural areas as “constraints” on urban growth areas. Critics of the current council — which has received accusations of being too friendly towards developers — have already expressed concerns that the deletions would open the door to unbridled development as they accused council of decimating the OCP. Council members starting with Perrino have rejected this charge.

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SUMMERLAND MAYOR Janice Perrino looks over a copy of the municipal map following council’s decision to remove some sections of the Official Community Plan this week.

“It does not give (council) carte blanche,” she said. The question of whether council has the authority to re-designate

urban growth terms under the terms of the OCP arose last year during discussion about a development for Rattlesnake Mountain, near the

Sumac Ridge winery. More broadly, it reflects a long-running philosophical debate about the environmental and economic pros and cons

of development in the community. Perrino — whom many see as favouring increased residential development outside the main urban core — rejected suggestions these deletions would open the doors to developers. Council removed the sections from the OCP after receiving extensive legal advice, she said. This council, she said, cannot bind future councils in the way which the offending sections spelled out. “One cannot do that to future councils,” she said. More fundamentally, the OCP is a working document, she said. Trying to ease fears, Perrino noted that the district will develop a growth management strategy, following a consultative process later this year. Perrino said the goal was for council to receive a preliminary report by the end of May. Perrino also noted that the district cannot escape a series of environmental regulations. Yet she also suggested that the public might favour the removal of the language in light of recent economic developments, such as the loss of the proposed Summerland Hill Golf Resort. Council removed the sections unanimously, with Coun. Bruce Hallquist absent.

Emergency transport helicopter fails to get off the ground BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The BC Ambulance Service is defending its decision not to designate a full-time medicalemergency transport helicopter in the Southern Interior, nor run a pilot program to test the viability. The rebuttal was in response to a letter jointly written by Jake Ootes and Bob Gray of the Southern Interior Medevac Group challenging Minister of Health Services Kevin Falcon to come up with money to fund a proposed oneyear pilot program using a medevac helicopter out of Kamloops free of charge, including servicing. The pair pointed out that in 2008 the province allocated $6 million to provide enhanced emergency service to residents in the Lower Mainland where today an early activation/auto launch protocol is deployed for any major trauma patient that is greater than an estimated 20 minutes driving time from an emergency trauma centre. “What is an acceptable response time for those citizens living in rural and remote com-

munities in the Southern Interior?” they asked. “Is there a plan to enhance the rapid air transport capability to service the residents of the Southern Interior?” According to Ootes and Gray, in 2007/08 BCAS call volumes for the Interior Health Authority were 96,497, making the service area the second highest call volume in the province. “An inequality of service exists for many of the almost three-quarters-of-a-million citizens of the Southern Interior compared to those who live in the coastal mainland. In the event of a lifethreatening accident or illness, rural citizens do not have access to a rapid transportation system. Many are up to three to four hours from a tertiary care facility,” said Ootes and Gray. “That inequity is not fair and is discriminatory for those rural citizens, residents of outlaying communities, the many aboriginal people who live on their traditional land and the many businesses such as the logging, mining and ranching sectors.” But Randy L’Heureux, director of air ambulance and critical care transport for BCAS, said that the Southern Interior does have access to emergency helicopter services, it is just through using ad-hoc local charter companies.

“We have a very defined policy procedure in place for those patients that require tertiary care where we will use the closest available aircraft that is licensed and legal to fly,” explained L’Heureux. “We have a list ... so when there is a need for a local helicopter, we call the available resource and put local BC Ambulance Paramedics on the helicopter to go out and do the transport into the hospital.” L’Heureux said in the Interior Health region chartered helicopters are activated when a patient is greater than one hour away from a trauma centre by road. “One of the problems in the Interior is that the call volume is extremely low for (medevac transport),” said L’Heureux. “The low volume ... just does not support the additional expense for dedicated helicopters in the Southern Interior.” In 2007/08, he said, “only 151 patients” were transported by helicopter in the entire IH region. L’Heureux said he did not know how many patients were not provided medevac service in that year because private helicopters were unavailable, nor did he want to speculate on how many life-threatening calls the Southern Interior would have to field in order to justify the addi-

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The popular walkway along the Okanagan River Channel pathway is among three local recreation facilities receiving a financial boost from the federal government. Local MP Stockwell Day also announced funding for projects to improve Kaleden Community Hall and the Mariposa Park Tennis Courts in West Bench. Just under $19,000 will go towards the channel pathway and the tennis courts. About $13,400 will go towards the Kaleden Community Hall. Funds for the pathway and the tennis courts will be used to repair the asphalt and the waterway staircase, picnic tables, fencing along the pathway, fencing around the tennis courts and the surface of the courts. Funds for the community hall will go towards energy-efficient lighting, fresh coats of interior and exterior paint, and the expansion of a retaining wall. Day announced the funding during a visit to the board meeting of the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen Thursday.

Chair Dan Ashton, who is also the mayor of Penticton, welcomed the announcement about funding for the channel pathway. The city, along with its partners from the RDOS and the Penticton Indian Band, has long recognized that the channel is in need of improvements to ensure the longevity of the infrastructure along the pathway. “This regional economic development partnership will lead to a healthier economy and generate new opportunities for growth in our local areas,� he said. “Residents and visitors will enjoy an enhanced experience along this unique recreational corridor.� Susan Kelly, chair of Kaleden Parks and Recreation, said the funding will greatly help with improving the aging community hall, which opened its doors in 1949. Along with Pioneer Park, the hall is a focal point for the community, said Kelly. The remainder of the funding for the $40,000 project comes from reserves and the community, which raised some $11,000, not counting the value of volunteer labour. Funding for the three projects comes from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program, which will invest some $500 million into recreational facilities across Canada over the next two years as part of the broader stimulus package.



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a big gap between the way most people eat and the recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide. “It’s almost self defeating to talk about changing eating that way,” said Karr. “She has ways of engaging the audience in talking about a shift in our eating patterns that’s not really difficult to achieve, making them appreciate that healthy eating can be enjoyable eating. “It’s healthy eating that gives us satisfaction,” he said. “Without satisfaction, it ain’t going to happen — change isn’t going to happen and it isn’t going to be sustained.” Filling the gap between MacKenzie and Hister is local laughter expert Hugh McClelland. “His role is gong to be self-evident. It’s

amazing what he can do. What he will be helping us with, in terms of our mission, is the whole idea of stress management,” said Karr. McClelland will speak about the role of laughter in healing and how effective it can be at resolving and diminishing stress. “Stress is such a huge part of our lives these days and is a big factor that gets in the way and creates risks for us that we can do something about,” said Karr. “The Health Fair is all about helping people deal with modifiable risk factors. We can’t change our genes, our family history, but we can change a lot of other things and stress is one of them.” The Health Fair takes place March 5 and 6 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

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What does it take to change a life? There may be no single answer to a question like that, but the three featured speakers at the South Okanagan Health Fair next weekend will be looking at some very different approaches to a healthy lifestyle. While the second day of the event features the exhibitors, demonstrators and the Healthy Heart screening sessions, the first day is all about bringing in speakers to share their knowledge and inspirational stories in a day-long forum. This year, the top of the list and closing out the first day is noted author, columnist and health advocate Dr. Art Hister, who will be keynote speaker for the fair. “He’s going to have an interactive session, so there will be quite active audience participation and discussion about challenges people are having about achieving a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Gerry Karr, co-chair of the fair. Along with talking about challenges, Karr hopes that people who have struggled and overcome the barriers they faced will also be willing to share their stories. “It will be a very lively, informal and engaging session with very active audience participation,” said Karr, adding that Hister’s aim is to bring medicine and


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Funding freeze will still carry a sting


rust us. It could have been worse. That is the message Penticton council wants us to hear after imposing a freeze on grants to local festivals and community societies. Indeed, at least one council member suggested that citizens would have opposed higher grants. While it remains to be seen whether this claim holds up against empirical evidence, it is indicative of council’s broader financial philosophy — cuts if necessary, but not necessarily cuts. Walking this fine line between the practical demands of financial austerity and political appearances takes balance, not to mention linguistic flexibility. Hence some of the verbal contortions. Yet the public should not be deaf to the fact that the coming freeze will likely leave some marks on the community, with inflation taking its toll. While the current recession has deflated inevitable price escalations, current dollars will go further than dollars in the future. This is precisely why municipalities calculate an inflationary component into their future tax increases to compensate. Municipalities that fail to account for inflation by holding the line on taxes might be scoring political points, yet they end up costing their constituents in other ways through stagnating service levels among other consequences. The same dynamic applies to the organizations affected by the freeze, with one major difference — they generally lack the capacity to adequately compensate any shortcomings, financial or otherwise. Municipalities rightly or wrongly can spread their costs — organizations that depend on the political kindness of others have a narrower base of financial and institutional support that is less absorbent during difficult times. Let us be clear. We are not suggesting that council should give in to every demand. Politics, after all, is the act and art of making difficult choices over limited resources. But while council can try and paint its decisions in the best possible light, the wording will to do little to lessen the pain of those who must ultimately bear the burden.

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Canadian pride goes beyond the podium B

e honest, when the muchneeded Own The Podium program was introduced to help Canadian athletes prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics it created a uneasy feeling, didn’t it? While the intent was laudable — to give skiers, curlers, skaters and the like the best opportunity to succeed — the goal of becoming the top nation just wasn’t ... well, it just wasn’t Canadian. It smacked of arrogance. The country was trying to get rid of its inferiority complex in one fell swoop. The big bravado should have been left to the Barons of Bravado, the Americans. They certainly backed up their boasts in these Games. Even the U.S. hockey team beat Canada at its own game. (The crowd at Sunday’s tilt arrogantly tried to get U.S. goalie Ryan Miller annoyed by chanting in teasing fashion “MILL-ER” but instead only inspired him to play brilliantly.) Another quintessential Canadian personality trait has emerged as athletes apologized for letting their country down. Skeleton racer Mellisa Hollingsworth was in tears as she said sorry for dropping


off the podium from second to fifth on her final run. Downhill skier Emily Brydon couldn’t stop the mascara from dripping down her face as she apologized for wiping out. There were high hopes that alpine skiers Manuel OsborneParadis and Rob Dixon would be on the podium. They both admitted, as did Brydon, the reason so many skiers were crashing was because they were taking big risks to obtain a big reward — a gold medal. Instead they got no reward. Gold-medalitis was a disease endemic to the Canadian team. Finally this week, after a fistful of fourth and fifth-place finishes, along with a ton of DNFs (Did Not Finish), Chris Rudge, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee, cried

“uncle,” admitting Canada would not finish first in the medal standings. The expectations heaped on the athletes by sport bureaucrats, politicians and the media — maybe the most guilty of them all — were unwarranted. They weren’t just great expectations, they were absolutely out of this world expectations. And that wasn’t fair. The athletes should feel no need to apologize if they tried hard to win, and they did. They should be participating first and foremost for themselves, because if they do then the results will come for them, and for their country. While the results aren’t up to Own The Podium snuff, they are still good and worth celebrating. And man, oh man, Canada is celebrating. At least they are in Vancouver and at the venues. The support they’ve given to Canadian athletes has been tremendous. The arenas and stadiums are awash in red. So are the streets. They’ve embraced gold medallists Alexandre Bilodeau, Maëlle Ricker, Kristine Nesbitt, Jon Montgomery, Ashleigh McIvor, figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and bobsledders Kaillie Humphrie

and Heather Moyse. They’ve also fallen in love with those with a silver, like freestyle mogul skier Jenn Heil. And they don’t get upset when their beloved Canadians don’t reach the podium. They’re disappointed and somewhat sad for them, but they don’t get angry. They just hit Robson and Granville Streets and party to celebrate Canada. Good for them. For more than two decades Canada has been improving its medal count at almost every Olympics. That’s amazing. The country has strived for excellence and has been achieving it. It’s been a slow progression, but that’s all right. There’s a danger, however, the huge expectations will demoralize the country’s psyche. That would be a shame. It would be best to allow success to be achieved through hard work and dedication — and funding — not by forcing it. Lose the arrogance, not the money. After all, that’s the Canadian way. Grant Granger is the acting assistant editor at The Abbotsford News, and is presently assigned to the Black Press Olympics coverage team.




Research key to sustainability Recently the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce arranged a breakfast meeting with Osoyoos council. That is good, because in a democratic representative-governed mixed economy such as Canada’s, sustainable social satisfaction, good health, quality of life and a sound environment depend on investors and entrepreneurs in the private sector and chamber of commerce members. The real heroes in our society are those that take risks in pursuit of profit, invest in economic production and businesses that distribute wealth in the society that makes up local and regional economies, thereby creating better paid employment rather than corporate and personal welfare. But make no mistake, the standard of living in Osoyoos and elsewhere in the world entirely depends on the government meeting the necessary standards and tasks of a mixed economy; tasks which can never be the private sector’s. Therefore, society’s task in a democratic governed mixed economy is to elect and in good democratic order, monitor government

and municipal councils to make sure they fulfill their tasks. This is the reason why the Canadian Constitution Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees freedom of expression and freedom of the press — the most important. A most important but often overlooked task is that government fund relevant research, helping increase the understanding needed to invent and develop the methods and systems society needs to survive. Eventually, the behaviour in government and municipal councils reflects the level of understanding produced by research, and the moral and ethical values in the society that makes up the economy. You can be certain that when government and municipal councils fail in their tasks and society becomes complacent and rationally ignorant bystanders, businesses will close, move abroad, or fail, and employment is lost. The result will be inevitable decline in socioeconomic and ecological conditions and quality of life in society. The reason new Canadian citizens are told that as a Canadian, you must not be complacent but ‘you

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I am encouraged by the effort of Bill Vander Zalm and his anti-HST group. I believe the petition to reverse the B.C. government’s decision to introduce this new HST tax can be successful. All levels of governments have an unquenchable thirst for new tax money from the electorate instead of budgeting the programs and services to their current income. More taxes are continually requisitioned. Our governments continue to exercise their ability to tax at ever-increasing rates instead of holding the line on spending as each of us do with our household budgets. The imposition of the HST is particularly despicable as the Liberal’s platform in the recent provincial election did not include moving to the HST and the Premier denied such a change was afoot. I am amused by the Liberal’s notion that the HST will be revenue neutral for consumers. The theory being that the offsetting reduction of taxes for manufacturers and others in the business stream will reduce the price of the goods and services to consumers. Does this have a familiar ring? The same notion was used to gloss over the effect of the GST. I don’t recall the price of GST-applicable goods and services falling seven per cent when that tax was introduced. If you don’t favour the HST, signing the anti-HST petition is one of the rare opportunities in our society to directly exercise your right to meaningfully protest the imposition of legislation. It is imperative to note that signatories to the petition must be registered voters. That means your name must be registered with Elections BC. If not, then your signature on the petition will be struck. Please ensure you are registered by accessing the website at www.elections. or by phoning 1-800-661-8683. Don Rudzcki Oliver

Speed zones not optional

It has been nice to see that the RCMP is making the South Main school zone a little safer and I want to say thank you. It would

must uphold the principle of democracy and compassion which are the foundation for a strong and united Canada,’ is to ensure government does meet the standard. The plague in the U.S. financial sector and decades of unsolved faults in the economy’s allocation mechanism is a textbook example of government failure and voter complacency. In B.C., foolish policies have ruined the forestry and agriculture sectors and manufacturing is closing. Better trained, better paid, full-time jobs are disappearing. Society should ask whether land development, real estate and allied sector driven economic development is usurping social economic and ecological realities, and if that increases disparities that may breach the Constitution. The economy’s allocation mechanism and its faults and government failures that allow decades-old faults to escalate into social, economic, ecological adversity and ultimately democratic failure. Since the town council and its administration doesn’t answer letters addressing concerns about

be nice to see them out more often but a little is better then nothing. I travel through three school zones almost daily and often see people ignoring the speed limit. It’s clearly posted and not hard to see and common sense tells you that a school means go 30. It baffles me when people speed up behind me and ride my bumper in a school zone. Thirty is thirty. These speed limits are not posted without reason. They are not optional and to be obeyed when one feels like it. As soon as people see a police car in the zone they slow down. It’s not like they don’t know that they are in a school zone, they just choose to ignore it. Every once in awhile I will sit at the window with a morning coffee and enjoy the view. The school zone is easy to see and I am often amazed at how many speed through it. Over the last three weeks I have observed that one in seven slow down. The city may not care, but as a parent I find that sad. It may not be that bad in all school zones but I can say they don’t fare much better. As history has shown, nothing gets done till someone gets killed. Much like the pay before you pump, someone had to die before something was done. Acting on a simple solution would have saved a life. Will we see this happen here in Penticton? What parent is going to get that call that rips ones heart out of their chest? Come on Penticton, let’s make and keep our school zones safe. Let’s not keep quiet on this issue and wait for a child to pay the price. Thirty is not an option. David Mercier Penticton

Fitness put on hold

For the past two years, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:45 a.m. I arrive at the community centre to greet my 15 (sometimes more) participants of Morning-REVolution: Classes focusing on cardio, strength, balance, core and interval training. As group fitness instructor, it is my job to encourage and motivate my participants, while delivering a safe and effective class. Like many others, these people have committed themselves to a healthy, active life-

economic development, I attended the chamber/council meeting, with some expectation that economic development and allied issues would be discussed, since they are the issues that really matter to businesses and the society at large. It didn’t happen. Instead the meeting was more along the line of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. But the meeting was a good initiative and it is good to see that government and municipal council don’t stifle the chamber of commerce. Again, we have only one government and municipal council, hence the best the chamber can do for its members and community at large is to facilitate dialogue between society and government and municipalities about economic development. In particular, the need for relevant research to increase understanding and foresight, and perhaps next time the mayor and entire council will show up, and the local newspaper would stay more than a few minutes. It is not goose droppings that are the problem, it is lack of understanding.

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style,. It is inside these four walls they sweat, groan and sometimes cry, and ‘dig deep’ to find the strength to give me just eight more reps, 30 more seconds, or eight more jacks. While the rumours swirled about the closure of our community centre, somewhere inside I had confidence in our council to give us a space, somewhere in our community to take our equipment and continue on. While some of my REVers wrote to council, to explain the commitment, hard work and dedication they are willing to commit to our class, they have yet to receive a response. Why did you not give us any options? As a hard-working, tax-paying parent of two, I am excited to see our already high taxes go up even more, and plan to take full advantage of our new pool/water park, while continuing to pay for the SOEC, that for some reason was not even an option for us to use. To all my participants, this is the time when you find the strength, dig deep and continue on. When this beautiful facility reopens its doors, I welcome the city council members to drop in to a Morning-REV class, where I promise to make you sweat, groan and maybe even cry.

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Waking up the laughter reflex STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

When Hugh McClelland starts to laugh, it’s hard not to join in. That’s to be expected. After all, he’s an expert. “I’ve been reminding people to laugh for a long time,” said the laughter guru, who will be one of the featured speakers at the South Okanagan Health Fair next Friday, warming the crowd up for keynote speaker Dr. Art Hister, introducing them to the idea of laughter yoga with his seven-minute entry-level session. While most of the audience will “get it” after a minute, McClelland figures that by the end of the seven minutes, he should have about three-quarters of the joining in. It’s not that he’s a particularly funny guy — well, okay he is, but he admit’s he’s no comedian. In fact, he said, a sense of humour isn’t a requirement to participate in laughter yoga. “There’s no reliance on jokes and humour,” he said, explaining that it’s all about triggering the natural laughter reflex, so that rather than laughing at something, participants laugh for the sheer joy of it — and all the physical and stress reduction benefits that accompany a good laugh. “Laughter is really good for you. But our laughter has been hijacked,” he said, explaining that we are trained from a young age that you should only laugh out loud at certain times. “The only time you’re allowed to laugh is when you’ve paid for it,” he said. He said it’s great to laugh along with comedians, at jokes, or while watching comedies but there’s no reason to deny yourself the benefits of laughter just because there’s nothing

“Laughter is really good for you. But our laughter has been hijacked,” — Hugh McClelland funny going on. “The act of laughing is a simple yet profound act,” he said. When you’re laughing your body is releasing a range of stress-fighting hormones and neurotransmitters. When the body is stressed, the opposite happens, with physiological changes to get the body ready for “flight or fight”, pumping hormones, especially corti-

sol. But with no actual way to burn off the cortisol, it can linger in the system for a long time. Laughter releases the antidote to cortisol. And like cortisol in the system, McClelland said, the beneficial aspects of a good laugh can also last for a long time, from 15 minutes to two days. Of all the varied yoga disciplines, McClelland said, laughter is the easiest and most fun.


“You may not come out of laughter yoga being able to bend your leg behind your head, but at least you’ll be able to laugh while you’re trying,” he said. “Laughter is contagious,” he said, pointing out how laughter can spread from one side of a party to the other. “The shortest distance between two people is a laugh,” he said. A laughter yoga ses-

sion, or a laughter club get-together, is a much simpler beast than a more traditional yoga class — there are no complicated exercises or limb stretching postures to twist your body into. It all starts, though, with breathing. “The connection between all yogas is breathing,” he said. After some simple breathing practice, there are some exercises to get people started laughing. But within five minutes, McClelland said, you’re up and laughing. A normal session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour-anda-half. But like athletes, the more you train, the easier it is to laugh and the longer you can go. You’re deepening the groove, and making it easier to find the laughter reflex said McClelland, who added that at conferences, getting together with other educators, he’s been involved in fivehour sessions of continuos laughter. “You’re getting together with a bunch of people, whose hobby, if nothing else, is to sit around and laugh,” he said. Though laughter yoga may be easier to attain than the physical demands of traditional yogas or the mental discipline of meditation, McClelland said laughter produces similar benefits, relaxing the body and creating clarity of mind. After a laughter session, he said, many people find they slip into a premeditative state. He makes it a point to wind down his classes with a quiet period, encouraging students to relax and enjoy the aftereffects. McClelland will be offering a series of workshops at Bodies on Power by mid-spring. More information and a schedule will be available at the Health Fair.

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Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio, left) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo, right) are two detectives sent from the mainland to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an island prison for the criminally insane in the thriller Shutter Island.

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ometimes you can get so sidetracked Teddy is investigating the disappeartrying to figure out a thriller’s twist ance of a patient, who somehow went (thanks to The Sixth Sense more than a wandering off despite the fact that her decade ago, filmmakers are still obsessed cell was locked and the entire facility is with being all twisty), you miss a lot of the surrounded by armed guards and elecstuff that makes for a very slick ride. And trified fences. no doubt about it, Shutter Island is a very The hurdles are endless. Teddy is polished vehicle. wrestling personal issues, still haunted Brilliant? Nope. But gleaming when it by images from his rather grisly tour comes to packin’ a good case of the creeps, of duty in World War Two and grievto be sure. ing over the recent death of his wife Based on a bestselling novel and sup- JASON ARMSTRONG (Michelle Williams). The director of AISLE SEAT posedly a very good one at that, you get the facility, Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley) the feeling that director Martin Scorsese doesn’t help matters much, stonewallworked extra hard to stuff the contents of Shutter Island ing the duo’s efforts by restricting access to patient files. into its bulging two hour-and-a-tick frame. Even though Every staff member seems to be on edge. And, oh yeah this weaving, winding story takes an awfully long time to … there’s a big, nasty storm coming. get to where it’s going (you can’t rush Marty, especially Shutter Island successfully sweeps you up, not neceswhen he’s got one of his favourite players at his disposal), sarily in its storyline, but in the dark atmosphere where, at a lot — and I mean a lot — of ground is covered here. some point, just about every character has to be questionEnough to make your head spin, which I’m guessing is ing their own sanity. The cinematography is exceptional, part of Scorsese’s plan. likely to leave you with a nightmare or two. Now, for The year is 1954. Leonardo DiCaprio plays U.S. some, obviously expecting a whole lot more given that Marshal Teddy Daniels, based in Boston (which means it’s Scorsese and DiCaprio here, a bad dream won’t be we get the second wonky Beantown accent in the last enough. For most, though — who doesn’t love an old few weeks, as Leo follows up Mel Gibson’s blue- fashioned chiller? collar gurgle from Edge of Darkness) and sent to Shutter Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Shutter Island Island, a gothic asylum for the criminally insane, con- a three. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar veniently located waaaaaaaay off the Massachusetts Cinema Centre in Penticton. coast. Along with partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS Councillor John Vassilaki, as he speaks on his own cultural background of Ancient Greece. John Vassilaki will be waering many hats as he joins us to lead 4 sessions in March on his ancient and cultural homeland of Greece. John comes to us as Penticton City Councillor, member of the Board of Directors here at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, businessman and now presenter in Learning in Retirement. We are pleased to have John’s commitment and involvement in the Society and hope you will join us for this, no doubt, passionate journey to Ancient Greece.

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embers of a book club will often linger over a glass of wine and ponder the next book on their reading list. The minute one is chosen, however, the meeting will come to a quick close. Veteran book clubbers won’t be fooled by the quick exits. Securing a copy of a selected title is often a big challenge. The scramble for book club copies is one of the reasons Karen Kellerman, public services librarian at the Penticton Public Library, began putting together book club kits containing several copies of each title. “Right now, The Glass Castle is the most popular title of our book club sets,” she said. And with good reason.

Although eccentric published genius and four years an alcoholic. ago, The When sober, Glass Castle he teaches by Jeannette his also brilWalls still liant children sits on the about geolNew York ogy, physTimes best ics and the seller list. universe. In her HEATHER ALLEN Rose Mary m e m o i r , ARMCHAIR BOOK CLUB is a selfWalls recalls proclaimed growing up with parents “excitement addict” who who are fierce non-con- refuses do anything munformists. Although they dane such as washing or own land worth millions, feeding her family. Rex and Rose Mary raise The Walls eventutheir four children in des- ally end up in a crumtitution. When the children bling West Virginia mining are very young, they roam town. Jeannette and her the deserts in the American siblings are forced to fend Southwest, living out of for themselves, sleeping their car, often not eating on cardboard under tarps for days. in their bedroom because Their dad, Rex, is an the roof leaks so badly and

scavenging food from the school garbage bins. Walls recounts her childhood so vividly that some will feel uncomfortably close, as if they are sharing in moments that are just too private. Others won’t understand why Walls, who was neglected so badly, isn’t bitter and still speaks of her parents with generosity and affection. “Good discussion is stimulated when readers have different takes on a title,” said Kellerman. The Glass Castle is a formidable story, capable of generating days of discussion. A full list of book club kits available at the library or www.library.penticton. Heather Allen is a writer and reader who lives in Penticton.



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Concerts Feb. 27 — Dream Café presents The Paperboys, a Vancouver based group led by Tom Landa, with their world spanning mix of roots music from Irish jigs and reels to Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with a dose of country and bluegrass. Mar. 4 — Thursday Blues Jam at VooDoo’s starting at 8:30 p.m. with hosts Ken Martin and Blue Sky Flyer. Mar. 5 — Okanagan musician Ari Neufeld performs at the Dream Café, with plans to make a live recording of the event. Mar. 11 — The Thursday Night Showcase with host Kyle Anderson at 8 p.m. in Smith and Company. Tickets are $15, available in advance or at the door. On the second Thursday of each month, this series will feature four local acts in an unplugged environment. For information and interviews contact Kyle Anderson at 250-4925670 or

The South Okanagan Naturalists Club is pleased to host Conservation Northwest at a showing of Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators, a documentary film from award-winning filmmakers Karen and Ralf Meyer. Conservation Northwest is the latest partner organization to sign on to the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program, a conservation initiative of 49 government, non-government, First Nations organizations, academic institutions and other groups working together for shared interests in ecosystem and wildlife conservation. “Our program is strengthening ties with conservation initiatives throughout this important ecological corridor, including Washington State,” said program manager Bryn White. Lords of Nature follows in the footsteps of wolves and cougars and the scientists working to understand their natural world, with Meyers capturing the predators’ ongoing drama. Narrated by Peter Coyote, Lords of Nature journeys to the heart of predator country including the Yellowstone

plateau, the canyons of Zion, the farm country of northern Minnesota and the rugged open range of central Idaho — all places now resettled by the great predators society once banished. In these places scientists are seeing the top carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, species whose presence in sufficient numbers can dramatically reverse the slow decay of western wilderness. In Yellowstone National Park, where in 1995 Canadian wolves were transplanted to begin reintroducing the species after a 70-year absence, the filmakers found the chain of life flourishing. From recovering stream banks once again cloaked with willow and re-colonizing beavers and songbirds to wolf leftovers attracting record-setting gatherings scavengers, scientists find the flowering of Yellowstone magically coinciding with the return of its wolves. Lords of Nature is showing on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the MBody Living Arts Centre, 125 Eckhardt Ave. East. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a discussion period following the film from 8-9 p.m. Admission is $5 or free for children under 13.

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SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a ladies auxiliary dinner with entertainment by Shindigger at

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5:30 p.m. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p..m. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke, food and drink specials. BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250487-7455. THE OLIVER LIBRARY Branch at 35641 93rd St. has Preschool Storytimes for children aged three to five years every Friday from 10–11 a.m. until April 23. Call the branch at 250-498-2242 for information. PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES FOR children aged three to five years are held in the Okanagan Falls branch every Friday from 1–2

p.m. until April 23. The branch can be reached at 250-497-5886 and is located at #101 – 850 Railway Lane. OKANAGAN FALLS ROYAL Canadian Legion has a meat draw.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef lunch at 11 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and singalong at 4 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from nooon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. OKANAGAN FALLS ROYAL Canadian Legion has a meat draw. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m., and dinner followed by Okie — Advertisement —

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Dokie karaoke. ANAVETS HAS DINNER by Stu at 5 p.m., followed by a pyjama party with music by Phil from 7 to 11 p.m. HOOKED ON BOOKS is hosting Yasmin John-Thorpe’s writing session from 10 a.m. to noon. A $15 donation will go towards the Raise a Reader program. THE CANADIAN MENTAL Health Association – South Okanagan Similkameen branch is hosting a fundraiser dinner, dance and silent auction. Tickets are $40. For tickets please call 250-493-8999 or drop in at 2852 Skaha Lake Rd (former Hansel and Gretel Motel across from WalMart). GETACTIVE PENTICTON SPEAKER Series presents best-selling author of IronMan and Ultraman, Brendan Brazier in the Cleland Theatre from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets are free at the Community Centre. CELEBRATION CENTRE AND METAPHYSICAL Society on 2965 South Main St. has the movie the Living Matrix at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. G IANT ’ S H EAD ELEMENTARY Playground fundraiser is at

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SUNDAY EVENING DANCES from 7 to 9 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Drop-in Centre. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. A LOONIE SWIM is being hosted by the Community Centre. Families only from 1-2 p.m. and everyone from 2-5 p.m. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, grass roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-493-5073 for more information. THE SOUTH OKANAGAN Naturalists Club is pleased to show Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. This will be at 7 p.m. at the MBody Living Arts Centre, 125 Eckhardt Ave East. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 with children under 13, free. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

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VIPASSANA and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15-9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. PENTICTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL alumni is having its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Health Unit. ADVENTURERS’ CLUB MEETS at 7 p.m. at the CPR station on Hastings Street. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 11 a.m. to noon for membership enquiries and class information in the annex room.

PENTICTON COFFEE TIME Out is every second and fourth Tuesday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Church. The next meeting is March. 23. Call Sheryl Ann at 250-493-2002 for more info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING Tightwad Tuesday with karaoke combined with food and drink specials. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. WILLS AND ESTATES discussion take place at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 250-4877455 for further information.



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Before Canada began spanking Russia 7-3 in men’s hockey in the Olympics Wednesday afternoon, Penticton Vees goalie Sean Bonar predicted a 4-2 Canada win. “(Roberto) Luongo is going to hold his end of the deal and (Evgeni) Nabokov is going to crack,” he said. Bonar wasn’t right about the score, but he was on the mark with Luongo. His thoughts on the Canadian stopper is what he intends to do during this years BCHL playoffs starting with the Merritt Centennials. After getting a taste of playoff hockey last year and collecting a win against the eventual RBC Cup champion Vernon Vipers, Bonar said “the confidence I gained from that series is priceless coming into this year.” “Knowing that I can do it and knowing that I can be the guy, I’m very confident going into this years playoffs,” said the red-headed keeper, who sported a 28-9 record with a 2.64 goals against average and collected one assist to trail rookie Beau Bennett by78 for the team lead. The 19-year-old has excitement burning inside him. “This is where the fun really begins,” he said.

“You can sense the excitement all around the dressing room. Guys are just pumped for the weekend to start.” With goaltending being a crucial position to count on in the playoffs, Bonar agreed this is the

time to elevate his game. “As an athlete you have to want that pressure,” he said. “You have to want that spotlight to be on you.” Bonar, who collected four shutouts on the season, is expecting the Centennials to be physical with them and “run us through the boards.” It’s not a mystery to him that they forecheck hard and he said the Centennials are a hard working team. Bonar also knows they have offensive weapons in Penticton’s Dustin Johnson, who led the Cents with 35 goals and 67 points in 52 games. Bonar noted he also has to keep an eye on Jeff Jones,

who scored 27 goals and Colton Sobchak, who had 19. “Definitely not a team to take lightly,” he added. Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson knows his players aren’t taking their opposition for granted. “Anybody that thinks the series is going to be easy is probably no one that is in our locker room,” said Harbinson. The Vees coach, nominated for Interior Conference Coach of the Year award, which went to Vernon’s Mark Ferner, said Centennials coachGM Luke Pierce has done an outstanding job. “They have a purpose in the way they play,” he said. “I think they are a much more disciplined team than a year ago. He has the guys playing hard.” The Vees coach isn’t sure what approach the Centennials will take in the series, but said if some think that it will be trying to beat up the Vees, Harbinson hopes for one thing. “We finished with the top power play percentage (29.8 — 108 goals on 362 chances) in the entire league and so if they want to be overly aggressive with us we’re hoping the game is called the same way it was in the regular season,” he added. see VEES page 15



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PEN HIGH’S Roy Miller ties his Oliver opponent in a leglock during his ďŹ rst match at the Okanagan Zones wrestling match last Saturday. Miller’s lossless performance won him his weight class moving him on to the provincial competition in March.

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Penticton’s Roy Millar continued his dominance on the wrestling mat. Over 90 athletes competed in the Okanagan Zones on the weekend at Pen High and Millar, one of 10 members of the Penticton Wrestling Club, won the 70-kilogram weight class. “He’s head and shoulders above most of his competitors,� said coach Tony Ramsay of the defending cadet national champ. “He has a good chance at winning provincials.� Millar will be looking to improve on his fourth-place finish that had him “disgusted with myself,� as he said last year.

Also finishing first were Logan Schenkey of Skaha Lake Middle School in the 38-KG category and Kalvin Clarke of Pen High in the 130-KG. Ramsay said that Schenkey is new to the club and was happy to see him succeed because Schenkey is challenged during practice from being the lightest among the group. Clarke didn’t have anyone to compete against in his group, however, Ramsay has been impressed with his work ethic and the commitment he brings, especially in the weight room. “He has gotten stronger and should have a good showing at provincials,� he said. Lucas Hooper, another newcom-

er, performed well and has impressed Ramsay with how much he has improved. “The first years have done well,� said Ramsay, who also likes what Darius Lauer has shown. Lauer, a Summerland Secondary student, finished third in the 63-KG class. Other Penticton wrestlers performing well were Isaiah Sandoval, who was second in the 54-KG elementary boys, Darius Kruger was second in the 74-KG group, Alexis Sajna was second for 69-KG girls and Donovan Schwartz was fifth for 74-KG boys. Armaan Jhaj placed eighth in the 60-KG class. The top four in each class qualify for provincials held in Abbotsford March 4-6.






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— Sean Bonar on the road. To win the series, Manderson said they have to be disciplined and play with energy. He noted they can’t rely solely on skill to win. “Hard work has beat skill many times,� said Manderson, who was named the Interior Conference’s Most Valuable Player. “We have to make sure that doesn’t happen.� The Vees open the series at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Vees notes: Fred Harbinson was excited to see Manderson (Interior Conference MVP and Bennett, who was named the Interior Conference’s Rookie of the Year, win their respective awards. “It’s definitely a great feather in their cap.� Westsides Brendan Ellis was named the Top Defenceman. Vees rookie blueliner Joey Laleggia was nominee for that award.








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her shot bounced off the glass. The offensive leader for the Lakers, bound for UVic next season, watched as their season ended with a 61-59 loss to the Carson Graham Eagles. The Lakers faced the Eagles in a challenge game to earn their spot in provincials after they lost the Okanagan Valley championship to the Salmon Arm Jewels 66-58. Not only was battling a height advantage (the Eagles had four players six-foot-one or taller) a problem against the Eagles, the Lakers weren’t able to shake off the defence used on Goodis. Along with her point totals, Goodis added nine rebounds, nine assists and six assists. The Lakers led at the half 32-27 and fouls started to mount in the final quarter as McAdam (the tallest Laker at five-foot-10), who had six points and four rebounds, fouled out midway through and Nadea Hall, who had seven points and eight rebounds, followed shortly after. “Nicole Zasitko played all 40 minutes and was outstanding on defence,” said Lakers coach Jeff Goodis, as she chipped in 14 points and three steals. “Mariah Chapman scored five


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The act of buying a house can be a nerve-wrecking exercise. For most people, buying a home is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. So any feature that makes the experience less stressful is appreciated. That certainly appears to be one of the attractions which Sutton — Power 1 Realty Ltd. hopes to offer in its new office, a renovated heritage home located in the 500 block of Martin Street. “This (home) gives you a comfortable feeling,” said Dianna Smith, owner and managing broker in interview recognizing her recent election to the presidency of the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. It certainly makes sense for a real estate firm to operate out of a home rather than an utilitarian office. Realtors, after all, are in the business of selling living space. Yet Sutton — Power 1 Realty appears to be an exception. Smith notes that her business is the only one operating out of a house. “It has had a positive impact on our team and on our presence in the community,” she said. Renovations lasted some 10 months, said Sutton, adding the renovations uncovered some treasures, including a coin from 1899.

But if this momentum is a tangible reminder of the local past, Smith’s focus is also on the future, when she assumes the presidency of SOREB. As such, she will represent the concerns Smith of the local industry at the provincial and federal level. While she declined to comment on specific industry issues until after she takes her new post March 11, Smith said she looks forward to presenting local issues at larger forums. “Ours is a small real estate board but our attendance is necessary if we are to be heard within the industry,” said Smith, who was elected last December. Smith has worked in real estate for 20 years. She will be president for one year after serving on the SOREB board as its vice-president, chairing the finance, government liaison and public affairs committee. Smith’s business was recently voted the Best Real Estate Office in the South Okanagan by readers of Okanagan Life Magazine. Smith’s appointment comes during a period of rising sales throughout Canadian real estate markets. Indeed, sales have picked up so strongly, that the federal government recently changed mortgage rules to prevent

a real estate bubble. While many sectors of the economy continue to struggle, real estate buyers have exploited the current weakness by snapping up properties that were likely unaffordable before the current recession. “Affordability is the catalyst for the vast majority of purchasers in the today’s housing market,” said Elton Ash, regional executive vice-president of Re/Max in Western Canada, following the release of new report tracking 16 markets across the country. The report shows a sharp decline in active listings across the vast majority of markets. The threat of higher interest rates, tighter lending criteria and the pending introduction of the Harmonized Sales Tax in both B.C. and Ontario have sparked the current “unprecedented” frenzy. Experts predict that the strong spring market will at the very least spill into the summer. “It has been a 180-degree turnaround from this time last year,” said Ash. “It is clear that real estate from coast to coast has reared back to life and markets are once again firing on all cylinders.” This includes the Okanagan. Sales yearover-year increased 121 per cent in Kelowna. Only Vancouver recorded a higher increase with 152 per cent. Kelowna also recorded the second-highest spike in price growth with 22 per cent.


South Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association (SOTRA) May/June 2010 Riding lessons in a safe environment for riders with physical and mental disabilities. Learn to ride and develop new skills while gaining muscle strength and balance. 8 week program, private and group lessons available. Indoor and outdoor riding rings. Seeking volunteers, knowledge of horses an asset but not required. Comprehensive training program available. SOTRA is also seeking donations or lease of school horses. Must be sound and have a very quiet temperament. Charity number pending. Joan Sopow is the owner/riding instructor, Equine Canada Certified coach and Registered Nurse. Joan is the Equine Chair for the 2011 BC Disability Games and very interested in developing riders in many areas including Para-Equestrian athletes. She has spent the last year mentoring, coaching and attending clinics for therapeutic riding coaches. SOTRA is very excited to be offering one of the first therapeutic riding programs in the South Okanagan. Contact below for rider registration package.

South Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association Joan Sopow, Equine Canada Certified Coach

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raffled off. The lucky winners Alfred Lao of Vancouver and Christine Gardner of Ontario can now personalize their Olympic memento and put their own photographs behind the cut-out letters that read: “We Are More”. With coloured pencils on black cardboard tiles, young and old were encouraged to “make your mark” — and draw their impression of how the Olympics made them feel. Selected tiles will be used to create an Olympic legacy art piece which the Tumbleweed Gallery will donate to a local charity. Prema Harris, owner of Tumbleweed, wanted to draw attention to the arts that emanate from and are actively nurtured in the South Okanagan. This end was achieved when a visitor remarked, “This

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is my favorite display. It really shows off what the Okanagan is to me — the Provence or Tuscany of B.C. — beautiful landscape, good food, good wine, good art!” Eric Pierce was also at BC Streets as Penticton’s ambassador — thank you for helping out. Penticton’s Economic Development Services is hosting an Expanding Markets and Increasing Sales Seminar on March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. This no-cost seminar is to provide export opportunities to local businesses. Agencies presenting at the workshop are: Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Agriculture Canada, Export Development Canada, Small Business BC, Public Works Canada, Industrial Research Assistance Program, Business Development Bank Canada and others. The goal of this program is to develop working connections with a number of provincial and federal agencies to talk about export development and international trade. This event will showcase a variety of government agencies and provide the Penticton business community with an opportunity for one-on-one consultation. For additional information please contact David Arsenault at 250493-3323. Aether Chocolates attended the Okanagan Olympic Showcase at BC Place last week along with several other Penticton businesses. Aether Chocolates was started in 2008 by Danny Capadouca, an awardwinning chocolatier. Chocolates are handmade in the Okanagan Valley using only the finest ingredients available.


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By partnering with local farms, wineries and artisans they are able to pair the very best raw chocolate from fair trade producers, with the fresh flavours found in the Okanagan. Only fresh ingredients and no preservatives are used. The end result is a chocolate experience that truly reflects the flavours and spirit of the Okanagan Valley. The chocolates are available through a number of select winery wine shops and VQA wine stores throughout the Okanagan Valley. They are available direct from the company for volume purchases, custom manufacturing or international shipping. For more info, contact: 250.864.2756 or

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Ellie Van Nie is a marketing consultant located in Summerland. If you are looking for a professional to help you with your marketing, call Ellie at 250-404-0381 or email her at Summokan Mobile Home Park is a mobile home park with 55 units. They have long-term tenants and are a family owned business since 1972. For more information call Carla Wright at 250-494-5941 or email Accelerate Personal Fitness Training is a mobile personal training business that offers various fitness-related services in the Penticton area. Brent Mosses brings his personal training to your door. Call Brent to book your fitness program at 250-488-2113 or check out the website Wendy Woods and Kirby Szabo own and operate NL Trucking Ltd. which offers paving and excavating services. You can visit them at 102B1219 Commercial Way or call 250-770-3234 or by email: for more information Fastlanes Deliveries offers a light delivery service such as food, alcohol, munchies and groceries, along with small packages. Contact Daryl Richet by phone: 250-490-3663 or by email: durminski1@ Lorraine Renyard is the general manager of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.



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OVERTON June Dorothy

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Dean & Gail O’Grady of Penticton are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Leanne Gail to Martin Alec Campbell son of Jean Doherty of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Gordon Campbell of Taunton, England. Reception on July 10, 2010 Wedding took place February 6, 2010 in Las Vegas!

With deep sadness, we announce the passing, of June Dorothy Overton. June is survived by her loving husband Russel, three children; Glen, Pam, Mark (Nancy). Grandchildren; Greg (Julie), Kevin, Amanda (Darren), Richard, Travis, Shawn. Great grandchildren; Emily, Shayla and Hayden. Three sisters, Margaret Wilkin, Joycelyn Macdonald, Sheila Crampton and numerous nieces and nephews. June had many friends, loved her church and her garden, and will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched. Mom’s wishes were for no service, but please remember her in the garden.

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Kemess Mine is a large open pit gold – copper mining operation located in north-central British Columbia, approximately 300 kilometres northwest of Mackenzie B.C. Kemess Mine is owned and operated by Northgate Minerals Corporation. The mine is a fly in / fly out operation with a 5,000’ lighted airstrip, 540 room camp, first aid, exercise and recreation facilities. This position will work a two-week in and two-week out work schedule. Flights are provided from Prince George and Smithers. Kemess Mine seeks a highly motivated individual for the following position:

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The City of Penticton will be installing effluent irrigation mains within Skaha Park and Parkview Street commencing February 24, 2010, and scheduled for completion by approximately April 15, 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the public. City Engineering

Jean Marion It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jean Holm announces her passing on February 18, 2010 in Penticton BC. Jean was born on February 14, 1925 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She leaves behind her husband Hillmen Holm, of 65 years, daughters; Marjorie (John) Wright, Myrene (John) Kartik and son Clifford (Mazel) Holm; brother Gordon Mills and sister Helen McBride, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, sistersin-law; Genevieve Barker, Hazel Snyder and Verna Mills, and brother-in-law Hugh Hedlin. Sadly, Jean was predeceased by her parents David and Florence Mills, son Howard, grandson Christopher and greatgranddaughter Bailey. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday February 23, 2010 at the SeventhDay Adventist Church, Penticton, BC, officiated by Pastors Jim Weir and Greg Wellman. Arrangements entrusted to the care of ... ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS and CREMATORIUM 250-492-4202

This position will report to the Warehouse Supervisor. Responsibilities include all aspects of warehousing functions, including shipping, receiving and tracking of items; as well as warehouse maintenance, inventory analysis, cycle counts and ordering. Qualifications include experience in the all of the above noted areas. A valid Journeyman Industrial Warehouse ticket is preferred. Basic computer skills are required and knowledge of MAXIMO software and industrial experience preferably in mining is a definite asset. The successful candidate should be familiar with operating a forklift and loader. This position will work a two-week in and two-week out work schedule. Flights are provided from Smithers and Prince George. Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume with contact information for three work related references to: Kemess Mine – Northgate Minerals Corporation Human Resources Recruiter P.O. Box 3519 Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0 Fax: (604) 639-8501 Email: (We sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants however; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)

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ATTENTION: LOCAL people needed to Work From Home online $500-$4500 PT/FT. Complete Training provided. Call Candace 1-877-822-8170 Attn: 5-50+lbs to lose we have a career for you!1-877-737-D IET. ATTN: Wanted 33 Overweight People! WE PAY YOU for lbs you lose on our program! Call Candace 1-877-264-4713 FULLY LICENSED GM TECHNICIAN wanted for Vernon dealership. Previous experience required. fax resume attn: Darren 250-275-7075 or Phone 250-558-3993 GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract req’d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737 HYGIENIST WANTED for busy, perio-focused practice. Resumes to Office Manager, 199 Salt Spring Way, Salt Spring Island BC, V8K 2G2 or email: LOCKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT needs a part-time custodian to work in a commercial office building 3-4 hours/day, 5 days per week. Ideal for semi-retired person. Please submit resume and apply in person to 528 Main Street, Penticton, BC

NATURE’S Fare Markets Penticton is currently hiring for a cashier position. Previous cashier experience is an asset but not necessary. We offer a competitive wage and staff initiatives. If you enjoy working in a positive and rewarding environment, please forward resume to #104-2210 Main St. Penticton, or email to:

ACCELERATE PERSONAL Fitness Training. Offering mobile personal training in Penticton. Services include: Personal Training, Group Fitness, Fitness Assessments, and Program Design. For more information check us out at, or contact Brent @ 250-488-2113 / info@accele

J & B Handyman Services Renovations, painting, decks, fencing, yard clean-up, appliance installation, drafting & design, snow removal. No job too small No job too large Competitively priced Senior discounts Serving Summerland & Penticton area. Jerry 250-460-1569 or Brad 250-809-7426

Fully experienced pruner; fruit trees, evergreen hedges, ornamental trees & landscapes. Picture portfolio and reference list of satisfied clients available. Phone Gerald at 250-493-5161 Lake Breeze Lawn Care now booking for spring clean-ups, power raking, aerating, lawn care programs, pruning and more, call 250-809-2398

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There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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We currently have an opening for an experienced sales representative. We provide a highly competitive pay plan, a company demonstrator, aggressive advertising, and a friendly work environment. You need to bring a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. Fax your resume to Kevin Lamb at 250-493-7118 or email to


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Lawn & Garden Four Season Yard now taking bookings for aeration and rototilling, (250)492-0805


Friendly, References. Painting, flooring, kitchen & bath. Small or big jobs. Len 250-486-8800

HOME Renovation’s, big or small, basements, garages, baseboards casings, doors, counter tops, floors, fences, decks concrete, framing, finishing carpentry, Quality #1, Chris, 250-462-1121 Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing. Hardwood floors, doors, windows, vast colour selection, dustless sanding, Licensed, Insured, Frank 250-488-3376 MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all flooring, drywall, painting, decks, finishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767,, references available. NATURAL WOOD FLOORING FIR, HEMLOCK & PINE Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

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Moving & Storage CHUBBS Moving 250-492-1078 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687

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Roofing & Skylights GRIZZLY Roofing, specializing in New & Reroofing. 20 years experience & 24hr repair service. 250-486-0070

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Register NOW for March 1st, 2010! Program will be held at Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos and employment opportunities may be available upon graduation. Sprott-Shaw is the Largest Resident Care Attendant and Practical Nursing Trainer in BC and One of the Largest in Canada!

Phipp’s Tree Service, Removal, complete clean-up, also pruning hedges, gutter blowout, etc. Landscape rock collection, must see, 250-4938757, Penticton local boy, 48 years, delivery available, free quotes TREE trimming, topping. Brians Tree Service, bucket truck Chubb 250-492-1078

Pet Services PET Sitting in your home. Well known Penticton business couple dog trainer Klause and dog groomer Liz Sturze, former owners of the Penticton Pet Center for over thirty years offer reliable care for your pets in your home. References available. For appointment 250-493-2676

Pets Beautiful Great Pyrenees Border Collie puppies, 6wks old guardian/ great family pet, $350. 250-260-2627 Havanese, Bichon, Shih-Tzu puppies; Litter trained, 1st shots, great disposition. One year guarantee on any genetic defect. Best price guaranteed. Call 250-804-9924 NOW available in the Okanagan! Common Sense Raw Dog Food. The best raw food on the market. Available in chicken, beef, & buffalo. 100% complete. Also Large Buffalo bones available. Cindy (250)540-4333 Okanagan Scratching Poles, a pole for every cat, re-covering available, Gerry 250-493-7261 Pure miniature labradoodle adorable 14wk old brown male pup. $1500. Neutered, shots everything. 250-542-7673 Pure Shar-pei puppies, 8wks old, ready to go, $500. (250)547-8876 REGISTERED German Shephard Pups, great temperment, bred to be adaptable to all lifestyles. $1200. 250-768-7241 Springer X pups, ready Mar 17. 1ST Shots, 3-males, 2-females. $450. 250-542-3407

Tack/Supplies 17” ABETTA Saddle, western, draft/large horse tree-retaining, scratch resistant cordura nylon exterior, shock absorbing foam, nylon/leather halfbreed rigging and stainless steel dees. Used only 4 times. We are selling because we no longer own a horse. $400.00 obo Call 250-488-4354

Antiques / Vintage The Calabrea Antiques & Collectables (no internet sales) Carnival glass, Flow Blue, hunting & fishing collectables, an interesting collection, 8143 Main St. Osoyoos, BC, open Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm

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Blinds & Drapery

Blinds & Drapery

USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220


PLAZA CLEANERS 1505 Main Street, Penticton, BC 250-492-7393

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

Call Our Penticton Campus (250)


Limited Seats Available

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen • Basement Remodels Finishing • Painting • Tile Work • Plumbing • Much More



Licensed, Bonded & Insured INDEPENDENTLY OWNED

AND LOCALLY OPERATED Now serving all the South Okanagan Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos





Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale

* WINTER CLEARANCE SALE ON NOW Save an extra 30-50% off our low priced items! Selling scratch & dent Brand names you can trust. Prices that can’t be beat. Come in & check us out. SMART CHOICE LIQUIDATORS. 3124 30th Ave, Downtown Vernon 250-549-5010. Unit #4-2720 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, 250-712-9855.

2 oak china cabinets, $100 and $300, phone for dimensions or view, 250-494-4280 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1- 250550-6648, 250-550-6647 Beautiful brown Italian leather sofa and 2 matching reclining chairs, like new, purchase price $5936, sale price $4000 (250)498-4581 DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver NEW queen orthopedic pillowtop, mattress and box, still in plastic cost $1250. Must sell $350. King-size $595. Can deliver 250-488-4677

FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna.

SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $800,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

garden bench, 50x24”, $50, old wooden picnic table & 2 benches, $30, Filter Queen /power nozzle & attachments & Hoover Sprint, $150, large cupboard, 42x64x26”, incl. book shelf 52x60x12”, 4 shelves, $200 (or $150 without book case, gun covers, $5, old brass coffer 24x13x12”, $50, fishing rods, $5, (250)4975731

Apt/Condos for Sale

Building Supplies 60-70 year old barn for sale for salvage of wood & good metal roof in Enderby.(250)546-3206 EXTERIOR sidings: board & batten, channel, bevel, log cabin. Dry. T&G; fir, cedar & pine (1x4 1x6). Fencing; fir & cedar. Latice panels. Timbers & beams. Lumber for garden boxes, retaining walls, hobby wood. 1-800-838-6036 Armstrong. STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals - Save Thousands. 30x40 100x200. Can Erect/Will Deliver. Source: 18X. 888-898-3091

Farm Equipment MASSEY FERGUSON 255 tractor with Buhler 395 loader. Good performance. Loader like new, used one season. $14,500. Tonasket, WA. Call Ron at 509-429-7730.

Food Products Naturally grown, governt inspected, grain fed Beef. $2.65/lb. CWF 250-546-6494. QUALITY GRAIN fed black ANGUS beef, government inspected $2.50 lb. Cut to your instructions, wrapped & frozen 250-547-6584

Free Items 21” Zenith console TV with remote, works well, (250)4900814

Fruit & Vegetables The Apple Barn is now open 7 days a week. 10 varieties to choose from. Located past Windmill Garden Centre on Jones Flat Rd E. Summerland.


Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,’53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’53’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,000! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

Misc. for Sale 10ft f/bottom boat, 2yrs old, seats, oars, $800, 3hp Yamaha mtr, just overhauled, $500, Minn-Kota Elec. mtr, $90, Poulan chainsaw, 16” blade, $75, King Canada 950W Generator, like new, $90, 250-4922503 Acrylic jetted massage tub with headrest, good condition, motor like new, matching sink and taps available, $250, 250492-6337 BOOK PRINTING & BINDING Download FREE Book: (7 Secrets to Printing, Marketing & Selling Your Book Fast) From Call Dexter at 250-260-1970 for printing & binding your book or email:

LODGEPOLE Pine. Split, dry, delivered. Same day service. $130. Summerland; $145. Penticton. Ted: 250-486-7300; Home: 250-276-5415.

DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-3073839 Dacron Enterprises LTD.

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $625 $625 $650 $650 $750 $750 $800 $995 $1300 $1300$1500 $1650

Dwntwn 1 bdrm in 4-plex, newer flr, f, s, coin-op laundry, near creek. Avail. March 1 (A329-4) 2nd flr. walk up, 1 bdrm apt near IGA f, s, coin laundry. Avail. March 1 (KBD 201) 150 Skaha Pl., 1 bdrm apt, 2nd flr, no pets, no smoking, coin laundry. Avail. Now (A381) 150 Skaha Pl., 1 bdrm aprt, grd flr., no pets, no smoking, coin-op laundry. Avail. March 1 (A380) 2 bdrm in 4 plex, lam. flrs., 1 bath, f, s, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Now (H686-2) 2 bdrm in 55+ building, f, s, h.w. flrs., incl hot water & heat. Avail. Now (wt203) 2 bdrm inclds cable, hydro & heat, parking, extra storage. Avail. Now (SSM 204, 205) 1 bdrm, 1 bath, f, s, w.d. d/w, elevator, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A386) 2 bdrm, The Alysen, 6 appl., large balcony, elevator, sec’d parking. Avail. March 1 (OT390) 2 bdrm, 2 bath, large balcony, 6 appl., sec’d parking, at The Alysen. Avail. Now (A404, A405) Lakeshore 3, furnished exec condo, 2 bdrm, 6 appl., 2 bath, lakeview, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A399)

HOUSES: $950 $985 $1000 $1100 $1200 $1200

2 bdrm house in Trout Creek, on large lot unfinished bsmt. Avail. April 1 (H557) Lrg. 2 bdrm +den, grd flr, near Pen Hi, H.W. flrs, 1 bath. Avail. Now (H710-1-2) Older 2 bdrm home near OK Beach, f, s, partial fenced yard. Avail. March 15 (H559) Older 2 bdrm +den on Nelson near KVR school, f, s, unfininished bsmt, garage. Avail. April 1 (H508) 3 bdrm duplex, near community centre, 5 appl., low maint. yard, lease req’d. Avail. Now (H714) 2 bdrm house in Red Wing, dble garage, 40+ age restriction, 2 bath, f, s, d/w. Avail. April 1 (H678)


3 bdrm, townhouse near schools, laminate flrs., 1.5 bath, f, s, w.d. Avail. Now (TH473)

HOT TUB COVERS . 3” high density foam . Extra Aluminum Reinforcement . Marine vinyl . Custom fit to any tub . We will measure your tub & deliver at no charge

Penguin Mfg. 250-493-5706 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Lifetime Collector seeks old Antique fishing reels & tackle... Anything Fishy! All quality items bought with cash! Please call Craig (250)5428405, 250-308-8697 NEW CLOTHING Company with designs for men women and children. Many funny tshirts and skull inspired shirts. With FREE SHIPPING anywhere in BC. Most shirts are just $14.99 . New designs added regularly. PRIVATE Sale: HD Rockwell 10” table saw 27”x20” bed c/w Hmade stand & roller ext. $400 obo. Myford 7” metal lathe c/w acc. $2500. Probend 2000 digital tube bender c/w dies & acc. $7000. 2-Portable - 2” tube construction party gazebo’s, covers, 250 & 650sq.ft HD, $4500. (250)260-8069

Sporting Goods Infrared sauna 2 person solid cedar $1900, gym quality treadmill $600,call: 494-1575 RUSSIAN SKS’’s - top choice, cleaned, oiled & inspected, from $299. Ammo - 1120 RDS-Case $195. 12 ga shotgun ammo & clay targets $99. Quality Firearms bought & sold. GLOCKs + accessories stocking dealer. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna, (250)762-7575

2bd 2bath 4yr old condo 900sq ft 6 new appl ug parking lg insuite laundry $21,6500, call: 494-1575 50+ Clean, high security condo, Enderby. 2-bdrm, en-suite, balcony, elevator, newly renovated. $225,000 (250)838-0121

For Sale By Owner 5BDRM house w/basement, 3 full bath, 2850 Paris St., close to school/shopping, gas fp, central air, central vac, 250460-2703, 250-493-7190 In Figueiras MHP, #168-321 Yorkton Ave, 1080sq.ft, 2bdrms w/closets, 1 full bath + ensuite, f/s, w/d, gas furnace. Good flooring thru out, upgraded plumbing, ud irrigation, extra long carport, vinyl siding. Nice park, call to view 250493-7875

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2-bdrm house under construction, by Bedrock Projects LCD, 976 Mount Ida Drive, Vernon. $439,000 Avail June 15. Darcy Goossen, 250-550-4582, 5BDRM, 2.5bath, close to school/Cherry Lane 164 Troy Court. $499,000 250-493-6523 Beautiful country 1740 sqft home, flat 1/2 acre, overlooking Twin Lakes, minutes to Twin Lakes Golf Course, no thru road, 20 min. to Penticton, lots of bright designer windows, skylights, fir floors, lots of extras, 870sqft 2nd building, $499,900, call 250-497-6525 for appointment Trouble selling your home? Bryan’s Painting & Decorating can help you! Uncompromising quality and service: Call today for your free estimate, 250-462-5500


READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST.obo. 250-5476932.

BUILDING LOT FOR SALEPENTICTON.Nice quiet street, close to schools, shopping, & downtown core. 760 Bird Street. Approx 47’ x 100’. Presently zoned single family. New service to lot line. Raw land ready for your building ideas. Asking $199,000. Call days 250-490-7633 or eve/wk 250-770-1488. LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042



Stereo / DVD / TV High end stereo speaker cables and new RCA interconnects, 2.5m, spades, $599, 250-276-3286

Acreage for Sale







Acting on the Instructions of the Public Trustee, Dodds Will Auction the Aircraft & Parts Belonging to Don Rowe, Longtime Airman. Don Bought & Sold Many Aircraft and was in the Process of Rebuilding 2 Planes.

Partial List Includes: Complete Pazsmany P-4 Homebuilt (Last Flown 7-8 Yrs Ago), Homebuilt Piper Fabric Covered With engine, Luscombe Model 8 Decommissioned Good Condition (Parts in Various Places in Hanger), Large Assortment of Various Aircraft Parts, Propellers, Amphibious Parts, Alum, Electronics Etc.

On-site viewing: Auction Date: Time: Place:

Friday, March 12 - 9am - 5:00pm Saturday, March 13th 11:00am Vernon Airport

All goods subject to 10% buyers premium

Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

Sale conducted by Dodds Auction Vernon 250-545-3259

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

View photos online at

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 -


Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Parks AVAIL. IMMEDIATELY. Double-wide modular home on acreage in Naramata, 4 bdrm, 1.5 ba, great layout. Fenced & very private with a great view. Pets negotiable. Must have refs. & 4 wheel drive. Contact Steve @ (250) 487-8386 or email: Renovated 1bdrm mobile home, near Wal-mart, #96 3245 Paris St. $44,500, 250490-5395

Mortgages BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renovations, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates and many alternative lending programs avail. Let Dave Fitzpatrick simplify the process. Mountain City Mortgage 1888-711-8818 or email:

Townhouses Luxury 3bdrm townhouse, open modern architecture, S/S appl. laminated wood flooring, quiet location, borders creek. Selling $30,000 below assessed value at $429,000. qualified buyers 250-545-2219 Luxury end unit Townhome, 2499sqft, mountain/city view, quality built features throughout, hardwood and tile floors, superb kitchen, large open floor plan, 3bdrm, 3.5ba, fullyfinished basement, spacious master bdrm w/luxury ensuite, dbl garage w/built-in work area, $479,900, (778)4765016, (778)998-6641

Apt/Condo for Rent

2 bed 2 bath large 3rd floor apartment with fab enclosed balcony. walk to beach & town,$1000 per month. Now available.,Call Sutton-Power 1 Property Management 250-487-0001 downtown Penticton, 2bdrm with two bath, secure parking, 6appl, many other extras, approx. 1150sqft, 250-490-1034 or 250-770-2337 GREAT Mtn view, central location, Penticton, immaculate executive, 1100 sqft, 2 levels, 2bdrms, 1.5bath, 6appl., central air/heat, covered parking, $1200, economic util, ns, n/p, ref req, (250)4965465 LARGE 2 Bdrm apt Penticton. $875/mo + electricity. NS/NP, one year lease, references required. 778-840-7800 or to view. MOTEL Suites & RV Park, off season rates, Penticton & Summerland 250-492-8422 Vancouver Hill, 1bdrm, quiet area, April 1, ns, np, $700/mo.+util. lease/ref req. (250)492-4558

Bed & Breakfast BED AND Breakfasts, Attractions, tourism operators get incredible exposure for your business…Advertise in the 2010-2011 BC Alberta Bed & Breakfast directory. Call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 ext. 744

Commercial/ Industrial APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6139 Penticton Industrial area for lease or rent, 3600 sqft, warehouse or shop space, 14ft overhead door, office & washroom ,access to fenced yard, also another 2000 sqft unit, 250-493-5909 SHOP or warehouse 1200 sq.ft o/d,3phase. $6.50p/sq 250-809-0728,250-492-8324

BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue All Utilities Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony

Move In Incentive

Duplex / 4 Plex

Available immediately…

1+2 bedroom

250-488-2881 1 & 2 bdrm apts, over 45 bldg, must have references, $775$850. 250-487-1136 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1 bdrm apt, totally reno’’d, 3 new appl a/c in-suite storage NP , clean quiet, secure, on bus route near Walmart, 250493-8500 1bdrm at Orchard House, downtown, corner of Martin & Orchard, $750 (incl. util.) call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1bdrm executive at Meritage Lofts, near park and beach, very large, $1000, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 2bdrm, 1bath OK Falls waterfront condo, mostly furnished, prime location on Skaha, w/d/f/s, $950, 1 year lease, (360)319-1712 2bdrm+ den, Verana, pool and amenties started, $1300, call Dennis at Realty Executives, 250-493-4372 2BDRM senior building quiet, elevator. N/S, N/P. $800/mo 250-493-3814 CUTE & spacious reno.1 bdrm condo- OK falls avail. Mar.1st NS, NP, responsible person. furn. w/insuite laund, micro, F/S, DW $650/mo. + util. + $325DD. 250-497-6917 lv.msg

2bdrms up, 2 down, F/S, W/D, new carpet, avail. now, near school, Penticton, NP, $1075/mo. 250-492-9824 3BDRM, 3bath, f/s/dw, prkg, ref req’d, n/p $950 + util. Avail Mar 1st 250-809-8943 3BDRM lower duplex Ok Falls, n/s, n/p. Reference required $750+util 250-488-0706 BRIGHT, renovated lg 4bdrm, 2bath, w/laundry, ac, vaulted ceilings, between IGA/Hospital/bus route, 2000sq,ft w/attached garage, n/s, n/p. $1295/mo. (250)492-9692 BRIGHT, spacious downtown, 3bdrm upper floor duplex, OK Lake view, master bedroom has ensuite, walk-in closet & balcony, 5appl, ac, gas fp, new laminate flooring, ns, no pets, Avail now $1200/mo, 250-493-5161 New lg 2bdrm, 2.5bath end unit, lg garage, a/c, 6appl. White at Government $1300. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 Summerland, near town, 2bdrm, ns, np, $750+ util., (250)494-9331

Mobile Homes & Pads Avail. immed., 3bdrm, 25 min out of town, near Twin Lakes, $1075/mo., (incl. lights, water & garbage), 250-497-8957 or 250-770-0992

Apt/Condo for Rent

Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT • 250-493-7626 1 - BEDROOM 2 - BEDROOM $750 / Month $850 / Month Utilities Included

Utilities Included

RENTALS Property Management

(250) 770-1948

Mobile Homes & Pads newly renovated, smaller, 2bdrm trailer, private drive, on vineyard, near Skaha Beach, $750/mo. pets neg., ns, quiet mature person preferred, ref. req. 250-492-7842

Homes for Rent 2 BD main floor, fenced yard, spacious deck (600 sq ft) with hot tub, close to downtown, $1,200/mo. includes utilities (gas, electric, cable), avail. March 1. Call (250) 490-3060. 2 BEDROOM house, carport, covered deck, privacy with view of lake on 5 acre orchard in Kaleden. $1,200/mo. Ph 250-497-8039 / 250-490-6777 3bdrm $900/mo Keremeos 250-499-2158. Penticton 2bdrm duplex orchard location $800 250-492-0247 ref req’d 3BDRM house Ok Falls, fenced yard, sm shed n/s, n/p. $900+util 250-488-0706 4BDRM house, across from Event Centre, $1450 util included. 250-492-2543 IN Summerland, rural setting, lg lot, 3bdrm & partly finished basement $1500. 1 yr lease (250)494-9331 Olalla, spacious, bright 3bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, w/d/f/s, garage, landscaped, no pets, no smoking, ref. req. available now, $900/mo. (250)499-5700 SINGLA HOMES 298/296 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, f/s, w/d, w/basement, garage, security patrolled, cable hookup and 1st month free cable, Rent starts at $1200. 250488-6875, 250-490-1700

Motels,Hotels GOOD Place to stay for workers, students & retired. Rent starts from $550/mo fully furnished/cable/electric/phone (250)492-7015 (250)770-0816

Rooms for Rent 1bdrm in quiet condo, single working lady, $500/mo. incl. everything, ns, no pets, 250486-5440

Shared Accommodation 2 bdrm/den, Summerland. Near town. $550 p/m inc. util., cable/internet. Poss. flexible. 250-460-0745 March 1st, lg quality suite to share, $575, 2bdrm, den, great area, 5-appl. view and private deck,quiet, incl. util., cable work ref., 490-9395 lve msg plse Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl.,250-492-2543

Storage GARAGE FOR RENT! Clean like new single semi-detach. 734 Patterson Av Kelowna. Rent $150/mo. 1 year lease. email or call 250-763-8439

Suites, Lower 1BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $650/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 1bdrm furnished basement suite, large living rm, kitchen, bath, big windows, satellite & heat included, ns, np, shared laundry, $450, (250)497-8850 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, np, ns, f/s, Avail. April 1, 250-492-3856 2BDRM, daylight basement suite, 4-appl, private ent, prkg, near CherryLane $825/mo + 1/2 DD. 250-492-8476 2bdrm daylight suite, near shopping/school avail April 1 n/p, n/s $850/mo incl util & cable 250-276-6172 $500, 2 room, hot plate, fridge, etc. ND/NS/NP 250-490-7453 CLEAN, bright, 1bdrm suite, n/partiers, private, nice neighborhood, $700 util incl. (250)276-6434 Pent Large 1bdrm suite, 1st floor, across Penticton Convention Centre, NP, NS, Avail. March 1, $600+util. 250-494-8741

101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

1 Bdrms. Available Now: Dwntwn Feb 15: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath f/s, a/c, pkg, secure bldg. incl. util. & townhouse, F/S, D/W, pkg, fenced yrd. cable.............$645.00-$695.00per mo. ................................$1,000 incl. water Avail Now: Large 2 bdrm lower unit in 4-plex. Adult oriented. F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, nice patio & pkg, sec’d bldg ............................. $875.00 incl. water.

Property Management

Suites, Upper 2bdrm. top floor of Summerland home, Inc. heat/elec/cable, laundry, d/w, cov. carport. Quiet, private. Avail. Mar 1. $1000/mo. 604929-7237



Suites, Upper

Auto Financing

bright and spacious, newer 2bdrm with view, close to all amenities, many extras, $1000+util, 250-462-2472


Summerland, 2bdrm, upper duplex, 1 block from downtown, f/s/w/d, avail. April 1, ns, np, $850+ 1/2 util. call Judy, 250-494-9082

Sad Credit, Bad Credit No Problem


Townhouses 3BDRM, Baskin Gardens, f/s/w/d, painted, newer flooring, large storage, fenced yard, close to school. Avail now, 1 small pet ok $975, 250490-9082 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 bathroom, 2 car garage town home. Available Mar 1, 2010. Within minutes of 2 major shopping centres, hospital, medical clinics, restaurants and pubs. Kids and small pets welcome. $1700/mo #131 48 Galt Ave, Penticton Call 250-462-0384

Auto Accessories/Parts ALMOST new set of 4 16” snow tires on Subaru rims, 250-770-8374 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans



2004 DODGE 1 TON- 4DRWHITE 6SPD- 4WDR- EXTRA WELL MAINTAINED. Asking $10,500 obo. Excellent work / orchard truck! Ph. JOHN, 250.494.0535 or cell 250.486.0277 2006 Chev Avalanche LT 4x4, loaded, exc. cond. $14,900. (250)306-3787

97 Dodge Grand Voyager 7pass, fully loaded, 2 sliding doors, really clean in & out. $2000, 1994 Toyota Tercel, 4dr, auto, runs good, no rust, winter tires, $1800, 250-8091068

EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 40, 5’’7. Shylynn 859-9584 Hardbody 4Hire 34-28-34 5’5, 115lbs, tight, toned tanned. Safe clean comfortable incalls or out 250-462-3510 HIRING MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048

XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independent Penticton 250-8098041

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Recreational/Sale 1980 16’ Travel trailer f/toilet, shower, extra’s, exc. cond., $4250, 250-492-2503 2008 34’’ Bighorn 5th wh. trailer, w/3 slides, king bed, f/p w/elect. heater, laundry rm. w/wd, country shower, Corian counters, tbl. & chairs, heated bsmnt. immaculate used once. $44,900.obo. 250-491-3113


Scrap Car Removal

No Charge DELIVERY BC & Ab. DL#7557

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $2 and up/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Cars - Domestic 1988 Celebrity Sedan, new tires & brakes & more, lady driven, great running condition, $700 firm, 250-493-5881 1996 Cougar XR7, V8, 4.6L, loaded, sunroof, auto, ac, exc. cond. $1995, Ken 250-4886785 2000 Ford Taurus, loaded, exc/cond, new winter/summer tires on rims, $4500 (250)5426463 Vernon 2002 Tbird ht convertible leather loaded V8 black 76m kms $19,500, 250-494-1575 2003 Toyota Camry, gray, V6, Asking $9000. 250-260-3708 after 4pm.

Cars - Sports & Imports

2250 Camrose St., Penticton

Motorcycles 1985 Honda Shadow 1100, 57kms, new windshield, excellent condition, leather sidebags, new tires, pro tune at Penticton Honda, $2500obo, 250-490-5120 leave message

2002 TOYOTA Corolla CE, Auto, AC, CD, very clean lady driven car only 126k $9,000 firm. 250-493-3654 daytime 2003 Nissan Altima, fully loaded, A/C, leather, mags, 127K, sunroof, good cond. new studded winter tires, $11,000. 250317-3718, 250-549-2906 2005 HONDA Civic LX, 2dr, 5 speed, silver, 147,000 kms mostly highway, 1 owner lady driven, garaged, no accidents, power windows and locks, A/C, spoiler, New all season and winter tires included. $9000. obo Call 250-488-5334

SCRAP cars hauled. Must be intact, small charge poss, call Chubb’s towing 492-1078

wanted, small aluminum boat, 10-14ft or punt boat, 250-4995859

2007 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4,, a/c, $13,995. 250545-5394 DL 10160 2008 Dodge Dakota SXT, Quad Cab 4x4, 53,000kms, $23,500 obo. 250-308-2880.

14ft Prince craft aluminum fishing boat, 15hp 4stroke mercury, 2006 with 5hrs on it, trailer, fuel tank, $3150, (250)497-6226

Auto Services

Auto Services



■ Specializing in Automatic Transmission Repairs ■ Lubrico & Global Warranty Authorized Repair Facility ■ Honest, Friendly Service ■ Domestic and Import ■ Front or Rear Wheel Drive or High Performance

Trucks & Vans 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT, 351M, 4x4, Auto, suspension lift, trailer equipped, $1000obo, 250-488-0374 1980 Chev, $1000obo, good working truck, new motor in 2005, (250)497-8538 1994 Chev 1/2ton 4x4, 161k, box liner, canopy, remote start, $3000obo 250-832-7052 1997 Caravan, V6, auto, ac, 5dr, exc. cond. $1995, Dan, 250-486-5390 1998 Chevy 1500, 4x4, V6, regular cab, standard transmission, 136,000kms, good reliable truck, $4000 obo, (250)492-4387 1999 Ford 150 XLT Super Cab 4x4, 228k, p/w p/d, rear slider window, new fuel pump, box liner, tow, new metal tool box, new tires, no rust, smart looking truck, excellent price, $5900, 250-488-8019 2002 Dodge 1500 4x4, 4.7L V8, quad cab, shortbox, auto, a/c, full load, chrome wheels all terrain tires, 208kms. Quick sale $8900 778-514-2423 2005 Ford 150 Supercrew, 134kms, looks & runs exc, loaded $11,500. 250-503-1124

Boat Accessories


Owner 25 Years Experience




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4235723 Land Act:

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Robert Alan Ackerman and Julie Ann Nurse of Penticton, BC., intends to make an application to Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for road access purposes covering E1/2 of the E1/2 of Section 15, Twp.88 and W1/2 of the SW1/4 of Section 14, Twp.88 both SDYD situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Penticton. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412170.Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3.

Comments will be received by ILBM until April 3, 2010 ILBM may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: http:/ Posting/index.jsp →Search →Search by File Number: Insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request.



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News Crime Stoppers seeks suspects

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VEGAS VACATION — Suzanne Siemens (left) receives her prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas from Allayne Clark of KBanks Travel. The prize package was part of a campaign run in the Penticton Western News and Western News Daily.

Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals who are wanted on provincewide warrants as of Feb. 23. Nicole Brenda Lee Eccles is wanted for two counts of theft under $5,000 and failing to attend court. Eccles is described as a 24-year-old Caucasian female, five-footsix, 128 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Margarito Sanchez is wantEccles ed for impaired driving, driving over .08 and failing to attend court. Sanchez is described as a 36-year-old Hispanic male, five-foot-nine, 187 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Victoria Francine Woodruff is wanted for theft under $5,000. Woodruff is described as a 48-year-old Caucasian female, five-foot-two, 114 pounds, with Sanchez blonde hair and blue eyes. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of these individuals. If you see them, do not approach, but call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave a Web Tip at crimestoppers or Text “sostips” and send your info to CRIMES Woodruff (274637).



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Penticton Western News  

February 26th, 2010 edition

Penticton Western News  

February 26th, 2010 edition