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PAVING THE WAY — An equipment operator guides a stripping machine along a section of the Channel Parkway as resurfacing work continues this week. The project is expected to run until the end of the month and motorists are advised to expect minor delays. Mark Brett/Western News

KVR Trail transfer fuels frustration KRISTI PATTON

Western News Staff

The Kettle Valley Railroad Trail transfer to the Penticton Indian Band is a legal issue not a political one. That was the message given to about 100 people who showed up for the town hall meeting at West Bench Elementary School on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, they’ve got a contract that says the land reverts to the PIB and that contract has been interpreted by the courts twice,” said regional district Area F director Michael Brydon. “This is a contract from 100 years ago ... we do have to understand that it is not open to public debate or consultation, it is the law and it’s contract law. I definitely know it is hard to swallow, but it’s not going to change. We have to understand that and deal with that. When people say they weren’t consulted on the transfer of the land — well, no you weren’t, and really you are not going to be.”

The land in question was expropriated from the PIB for the KVR/CPR railroad, and in 1985 the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the land returned to the PIB as the railway was no longer used. In the past couple of months Indian and Northern Affairs Canada told local governments they are ready to start the process of transferring the land back. Brydon said the steps INAC has to go through, before the land transfer, include the federal government ensuring everything goes according to law and has a policy that encourages First Nations and municipalities to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern. “This is going to be a longer process and we want people to understand we are in very early days here. The process already addresses a lot of the concerns people have. The federal government is saying nothing will go forward until things are negotiated,” said Brydon. “The regional district is committed to negotiating with the band in a respectful and reasonable way and

(PIB) seem to be doing the same.” Brydon said some of the feedback he received from residents was positive, while other residents are concerned and frustrated about their lack of representation in the matter. Randy Enns, a resident in the area, said a mailout should have been sent to the residents to find out what they think of the land transfer and how it will affect their lives. “I don’t want it returned to the RDOS either, they haven’t done a thing for us. The only person that I would want this mailed to is Stockwell Day. I don’t trust the RDOS,” said Enns. “They are telling us that negotiations will occur after they get the land back. This is absolutely ridiculous, nobody can negotiate with the Penticton Indian Band after they have control of it as reserve land. The prime minister of Canada couldn’t make a statement that would carry any weight, everything has to be done before any land is turned over, and we are still of the opinion it shouldn’t be turned over.”

Residents were hoping to hear from PIB representative Joan Phillips, who was at Tuesday’s meeting, but only to gather information to take back to the chief and council. It was understood that the PIB will be holding a public meeting in mid-May to address these concerns with a legal counsel present. “I think a lot of people were disappointed,” said one resident who didn’t want to give his name. “We thought people would be able to have some input and it turned out to be a lecture of what is going to be done. Forget the actual trail right now, what you have to realize is that there are water mains, gas mains and all these lines and roads that cross the railway. “The regional district doesn’t own any of these roads so they won’t get involved, but yet we pay our taxes to them. We are in a situation where we are being dictated to by the Penticton Indian Band with nobody representing us and there is no way we can go out and hire a lawyer to talk to their lawyers. It’s very frustrating.”


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En’owkin Centre provides a guiding light

Taking the leap of faith was not an easy choice for the self-taught artist who learned his craft by painting small wildlife pictures on Driven by the desire to share his passion for leftover scraps of animal hide his mother had art, at age 35 James Wedzin decided to uproot finished with. “It’s been tough this year I didn’t get any his young family from their small village of Rae, student financing or other money so I’ve had N.W.T. and come to Penticton. At the time he needed the proper teaching cer- to go out and sell my paintings to support my tification to get an art instruction job back home family,” said Wedzin, who has three boys, aged and decided the Okanagan Indian Educational three, four and nine. “But it’s really been worth it because of all I’ve Resource Society at the learned. En’owkin Centre was “Here they don’t just the ticket. really teach you, they “It’s been a year now give you the tools and and it’s been incredible,” how to use them and the said Wedzin, who is a talent that you already member of the Tlicho have in you they bring Nation. “When I came out of you.” here I thought they were He also branched just going to teach me out into a number of how to be a teacher but other disciplines while no, they taught me difat En’owkin such as ferent things that I didn’t sculpting and carving, even know I had in me. writing and film. I never expected to learn Wedzin’s words so much. ARTIST JAMES WEDZIN of Rae, N.W.T. looks of praise are music to “Now I can do lots over some of his paintings on display the ears of the centre’s that I’ve never done at Tuesday’s En’owkin Centre year end executive director Dr. before. It’s opened more student presentation showcase. Jeannette Armstrong. doors, for me and my “That’s what we’re trying to do here, is people back home — there’s so much that I can provide a foundation that works with their (stunow share with the young people.” Wedzin was one of the students taking dents) culture, their identity, their perspective as part in the En’owkin Centre Year End Student Aboriginal people,” she said. “Something that will provide the academic Presentation Showcase and awards ceremonies excellence that they require to be able to move at the Penticton Indian Band facility this week. higher up in the area that they choose as their He was also one of the award winners. MARK BRETT

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JACQUELINE PRIMEAU finally gets her man, Warren Hooley in the NAPAT 3A performances of All You Need is Love at the annual En’owkin Centre year-end student presentation showcase this week. Playing guitar in the background is Dallas Arcand. The annual event included a variety of displays and presentations by graduating students.

profession — a stepping stone.” Wedzin’s enjoyment of sharing his artistic skills with other people, especially young people, first got in his blood about a decade ago when he was invited to teach a workshop at a school in his community. It wasn’t only the joy of being able to give kids an opportunity to express themselves artistically but seeing them raise their self esteem. “They looked up to me as a native person — as an artist — to see that I went somewhere with my life, that I became someone,” said

Wedzin. “After a while they told me that they didn’t need me. I asked why and they said everybody was back in school, so I guess I did my job.” It was also announced at the ceremonies an agreement between En’owkin Centre and Okanagan College had recently been reached. The memorandum of affiliation will serve to formalize the partnership between the parties and create a committee to research, advise and develop new courses, programs and resources for students.

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Students take a stand against bullying STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

You could be forgiven if you thought a new fashion trend suddenly hit the Okanagan on Wednesday. It seemed that pink clothing, especially pink shirts, were everywhere you looked. And in a way it is a fashion trend, at least for one day each year. April 14 marked the third annual Pink Shirt Day, a national anti-bullying campaign that grew out of an incident at a Nova Scotia high school. Erin Turvey, an organizer with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, said the campaign grew tremendously this year, after being introduced to the valley last year. “It’s amazing to see the growth since last year,” she said. “The Stomp Out Bullying event in Oliver went over really well, definitely surpassed last year.” It all started when a Grade 9 student at a rural Nova Scotia school showed up for the first day of classes wearing a pink shirt. He quickly became the target of bullies, who began harassing him, calling him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatening to beat him up. It’s an unfortunate truth that similar incidents are played out every day at schools across the country. But what was unusual in this case was the response of two older students who witnessed the incident. David Shepherd and Travis Price decided to do something about it. They went to a nearby discount store and purchased 50 pink T-shirts and tank tops, then they contacted their classmates to get them on board with their anti-bullying campaign. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Not only were the discount tees being worn, but hundreds of other students showed up in their own pink clothes. Their move to take a stand against bullying caught on and spread like wildfire, not only in Nova Scotia but across Canada and around the world. On last year’s pink shirt day, according to the Boys and Girls club, there were people showing support by wearing pink in over 75 countries, every province in Canada and every state in the U.S. This year, according to Turvey, their Vancouver branch — who were instrumental to making Pink Shirt a national campaign — sold 32,000 of the pink T-shirts.

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MEMBERS OF the Penticton Boys and Girls Club (left to right) Chastity Snyder, Caleb Rousseau, Robyn Dees, Emmalee Brown and Madison Schidel hold up the banner they and other members created in recognition of Pink Shirt Day against bullying.

In the Okanagan, the Boys and Girls Club sold a thousand of the shirts, with the funds raised going back into the anti-bullying campaign. Turvey said that London Drugs, one of the corporate supporters, sold out of their allotment of 2,000 shirts. “And we could have sold a thousand more,” she said, noting that many people were phoning the club to ask us if they had any pink shirts left. Pink was particularly the colour of the day in South

Okanagan schools, where students, especially at the elementary schools, took part in events aimed at educating them about bullying and what they could do about it. Though few wanted to talk about the details, many of the students admit they had been bullied in ways that range from physical and verbal to more modern methods, with bullies reaching out through email, text messaging and other forms of electronic communication to continue harassing their victim.

Gunshot victim guilty of assault on RCMP officer KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

A Penticton judge decided Garth Kerr was the author of his own fate when he was shot in the lower left side by a police officer in 2008. Judge Gale Sinclair found the evidence presented in a trial last May to corroborate that Kerr, who had a .186 ml blood alcohol level at the time of the incident, was guilty of two counts of assault with a weapon and two more of obstructing a peace officer. “The issue is was it self-defence or was the accused acting like a drunken, belligerent moron,” said Sinclair during his decision at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Wednesday. Sinclair leaned to the “belligerent

moron” side. On May 24, 2008 Kerr had been drinking in his Government Street apartment with his girlfriend and consuming marijuana. Around 12:30 a.m. RCMP received calls from neighbours about loud shouting and noises from a man and woman. Reserve Const. Garry Mortiz and Const. Vince Cesaroni knocked on Kerr’s door. “The knock was answered with, ‘knock on my door like that again and I will (expletive) kill you,’” said Sinclair reading from testimony given during the trial. Kerr previously told the court he didn’t know who was at the door and was scared at the time. The court also heard the police followed that up by announcing that it was the RCMP at the door and Kerr responded by opening the door with a broom handle

in his hand, raising it slightly, demanding a search warrant. Moritz put his foot in the door as Kerr attempted to shut it, and entered the apartment. Testimony from the officers said Kerr backed down the hallway, dropping the broomstick, and sat down on a love seat in the living room. After ignoring commands from Cesaroni to get to the floor and resisting efforts to pull him to the ground, the police officer deployed pepper spray. Kerr grabbed a television tray and blocked his face. Removing the table legs, the drunken man then swung them before police deployed a second round of pepper spray. Kerr told the court he then sat down in a chair in the living room when the arm had come off and unintentionally flung out of his

hands towards Cesaroni’s head. The police officer at this point had unholstered his gun and shot Kerr. Evidence from neighbours, who said there were several loud warnings heard from the apartment, did not fit with Kerr’s recollection of the shooting. ���Neighbours heard ‘drop it or I’ll shoot’ several times,” said Sinclair of why he accepted the police version of this part of the incident justifying the shooting. Sinclair also said RCMP had the right to enter Kerr’s apartment and were justified using pepper spray as Kerr was using the table leg in an attempt to assault the officers with a weapon. “Mr. Kerr was the author of his own misfortune, the misfortune was that he was shot. He is guilty of all charges,” said Sinclair.


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News Osoyoos flushes out funding partners for sewer project KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

A new sewer project broke ground on Saturday, promising to protect the water quality in Osoyoos Lake. Funding of $4.65 million from the Canada - B.C. Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund will ensure 130 properties along Osoyoos Lake will be serviced by sewers, preventing potential contamination of wells and the lake. “With this investment, public health concerns will be addressed by reducing groundwater contamination and improving the quality of well water,” said Okanagan Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day. One-third matching funding will be provided by the benefitting properties and through municipal borrowing. Additional funding is provided by the

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MUNICIPAL, REGIONAL, PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL representatives were on hand for the beginning of a new sewer project for Osoyoos.

Okanagan Basin Water Board. “There is a number of individual houses along the lake that it will be hooked up to — this is 130 properties stretched over 10 kilometres, we wont know the final figure until it’s all done. The target figure given to the benefitting properties was a maximum of $8,000,” said Osoyoos CAO Barry

Romanko, adding it could come in lower or higher depending on the construction costs are. Romanko said a study was commissioned in 1989 that identified the northwest sector as a high priority because of concerns of high phosphorus loadings into the lake. An environment assessment study was then commissioned in 1992-1993 by the Regional

District of Okanagan Similkameen that derived similar results. “Those were the underlying factors that contributed to try and get the properties on the lake to an alternative sewer system to sewer fields. Several grant applications were made until finally the one was successful in 2007,” said Romanko. The Town of Osoyoos will own and operate the system under the authority of a service agreement with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. Osoyoos Coun. Michael Ryan said after several years of planning and negotiation he is pleased the town will undertake the northwest sewer extension, even though it is beyond the town boundaries. RDOS Area A director Mark Pendergraft agreed. “I am elated that this project is finally underway. Without partnerships,

important projects such as this would not get done. The health of Osoyoos Lake is what started this

project and I am sure that there will be an improvement once it is completed.”

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Snowpack levels heighten concern Western News Staff

Weather experts are crossing their fingers that the spring weather will bring rainfall to deter the potential water problems the Okanagan could face this summer. “The below normal snowpack conditions across much of the Interior indicate potential for water-supply challenges to develop during the summer,” said Environment Minister Barry Penner. “The low snowpack and smaller than normal snowmelt runoff may be reflected in such things as lower than normal lake and reservoir levels, lower than normal recharge of groundwater aquifers and lower than normal river levels during summer.” Penner said as of April 1, snowpacks across B.C. are all below nor-

mal. In the Okanagan and southern B.C. snowpack levels are at 65 to 85 per cent of normal, particularly the Similkameen and East Kootenay basins stood out. Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist said Penticton was an exception to the dry weather and had a 50 per cent higher than normal precipitation between December and February, but the amount of snow was less than normal. The variable weather and the effects of a moderate El Niño dominated the weather across much of the province for the past three months, this resulted in Penticton having more precipitation than actual snow. As a result of the unseasonably warm weather, melt of low and mid-slope snow occurred in most

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Children don’t need to suffer in silence

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ocal schoolchildren made a fashion statement this week that gives us all hope for a brighter future. No, it wasn’t a new brand of jeans they were sporting — it was the colour pink. Students at Okanagan schools joined their counterparts around the province by wearing pink on Wednesday to deliver a message that bullying is not something that’s accepted at their school. It’s a message that seems so simple it could almost go unsaid. But it can’t. Bullying has been an issue for as long as children have gathered together to learn or play. Previous generations often viewed bullying as an inescapable part of childhood — something that would toughen them up to the cold, hard world that awaits. But with the onset of cable television beaming hundreds of channels into their homes and the internet connecting them to people and issues a world away, children today don’t need any reminders of the world that’s out there beyond their doors. And the technology that has brought us email, texting and Facebook has also extended the reach of bullies. The news is filled with stories of teenage suicide brought about by the torment of bullying. The reports are so numerous they almost blend together — but they need to be viewed separately, to mourn the loss of each of those promising futures. Each of those deaths represent a tragedy, not only because of the young life that has been needlessly cut short, but because there was something that could have been done about it — something we should have done about it. And it is our children who are now trying to do that something. Hopefully, those of us whose school years are well behind us aren’t too old to learn the lesson they’re trying to teach us. Talk to your children. Encourage them to talk to you. Let them know it’s OK to speak out if they are being victimized and to stand up for others in need of support. Speak out because it’s a message that’s just too important to be left unsaid: Bullying just isn’t cool, no matter what generation you come from.

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he international agenda is jammed with high-level meetings on nuclear weapons: a U.S.-Russian treaty on cutting strategic nuclear weapons last week, a Washington minisummit on non-proliferation this week, and a full-dress review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty next month. It’s tempting to believe that we are making real progress in getting rid of the things, but I wouldn’t get my hopes too high. The “New Start” treaty between Washington and Moscow sounds impressive, committing the two powers to reducing their “deployed strategic nuclear weapons” to 1,550 each. That’s a 30 per cent cut on what the two powers last agreed, in their 2002 treaty — but it’s not as impressive as it seems, because most of their nuclear weapons are not “deployed strategic” ones. The two countries currently have over 8,000 other nuclear warheads “awaiting dismantlement”, plus an unknown number of “tactical” warheads that are operationally available. They admit to having about 2,500, but those numbers are completely unverified and probably much lower than reality. Unofficial estimates suggest that Russia and the U.S. really have at least 10,000 tactical nukes. Add at least a thousand Chinese, British, French, Indian, Pakistani and Israeli nuclear warheads (plus a couple of North Korean ones that sort of work), and there are probably around 25,000 nuclear warheads

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on the planet. That’s fewer than there were at the height of the Cold War, but it’s still around one nuclear weapon for every 250,000 people on the planet. With the right targeting pattern, therefore, you could still kill or maim almost everybody on the planet with the existing stock of nuclear weapons. In practice, of course, they are targeted at particular countries that should expect a much denser concentration of explosions in case of war. And the New Start treaty will eventually reduce that global total of nuclear weapons by only about seven per cent. President Barack Obama’s commitment to a world that is ultimately free from nuclear weapons seems genuine, but his real strategy right now is not focused on the weapons of the existing nuclear weapons powers. What he really wants to do is strengthen the anti-proliferation regime, and for that he needed some symbolic movement towards nuclear disarmament from the U.S. and Russia. The problem with the NPT

from the start was that the non-nuclear powers kept their promise not to develop nuclear weapons, while the great powers that already had them did not keep their parallel promise to get rid of them. After 40 years of that, there is an understandable impatience among the nonnuclear majority, and New Start is the best piece of symbolism that Obama can come up with. It may not be enough. Obama clearly hoped that the Washington summit of 47 countries this week would provide him with extra leverage at the major review conference on the NPT next month in New York. He could use it to bring pressure on Iran, a signatory of the NPT that he suspects of working secretly on nuclear weapons — but it turned out that other countries wanted to bring up Israeli nuclear weapons too. Only four countries in the world have not signed and ratified the NPT. Three of them, India, Pakistan and North Korea, have openly developed and tested nuclear weapons. The fourth, Israel, refuses to confirm or deny that it has nuclear weapons, but it is generally reckoned to have at least 200 of them, plus a variety of delivery vehicles. For almost 50 years Israel has got away with this “creative ambiguity”, but it was inevitable that it would be pressed to come clean if any other Middle Eastern country started working on nuclear weapons. The sheer hypocrisy of turning a blind eye to Israel’s nukes while

condemning a country like Iran for allegedly seeking them too would become unsustainable. And so it has. Egypt and Turkey are leading a campaign to have the Middle East declared a nuclear weapons-free zone. Their real concern is Iran’s putative nukes, but it is politically impossible for them to criticize Iran’s ambitions while ignoring the reality of Israeli nuclear weapons, so they decided to bring them up in Washington. As soon as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu realized that was going to happen, he cancelled his plan to attend the conference and sent his deputy, Dan Meridor, to take the flak instead. Netanyahu is already in a bitter confrontation with Obama over Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. It would not help to have Netanyahu stone-walling on Israeli nuclear policy at the Washington meeting and personally sabotaging Obama’s attempt to strengthen the NPT treaty. Better to have a subordinate do it instead. So no dramatic progress soon on non-proliferation, but Obama’s initiative has not yet failed. Subjects that have been taboo for decades are being openly discussed, and real progress on non-proliferation is becoming a possibility. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.


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In light of the cancellation of one Ms. Ann Coulter’s planned speaking appearance, I am wondering about our Charter of Rights and Freedoms that Pierre Elliot Trudeau worked so hard to repatriate. Is it iron clad? Do we really have the rights that it alludes to? How many notwithstanding issues are there? Do we really know? Whether or not we agree with what Ms. Coulter has said anywhere else in any other country is immaterial. Many of us, including me, might not agree with anything she might have said. Is that so wrong? Many of us disagree with friends, relatives and, yes, of course politicians at all levels of government, on a daily basis. A totally normal situation. I find it difficult to believe that in Canada institutions of higher learning, in some cases, want to protect their sacred little institutions from ideologies that might be termed as outside the box. This doesn’t speak highly of all round education and creative thinking that many of them purport to have as a mission statement. Let’s look back on freedom of speech. Ms. Coulter may have made some other speeches that might very well be labeled as racist. I, for one, don’t condone

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On behalf of the Penticton BMX Club, I would like to thank the many businesses who donated to our March 27 open house. These contributions played an integral part in the fun and success of our event. A big thank you to Bike Barn, Boston Pizza, Burger 55, Domino’s Pizza, Freedom, the Bike Shop, Freeride Board Shop, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Pentagon Board Shop, Save On Foods, South Main Market, Tony’s Meats and Deli, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods Market. We would also like to thank Zellers and Penticton Honda Centre for their donations of equipment to be used in the maintenance of the BMX track this season. Our club would also like to thank the City of Penticton Parks Department for providing portable toilets, recycling and garbage cans for the BMX open house. For media coverage, thank you to Giant FM radio, CBC Radio (Daybreak Kelowna), and the Penticton Herald. And last but not least, a big thank you to the Western News for your ongoing coverage of BMX events. Penticton BMX is a local, non-profit organization, run by parent volunteers. Penticton BMX welcomes anyone who can ride a bike. As a family sport, we have girls, boys, men and women — and sometimes entire families — competing in local races at Lions’ Park on Monday and Thursday nights from April to October. The sport of BMX racing allows riders to experience pride in personal and peer accomplishments, while also promoting a positive attitude about sport and fitness.

racism in any form. I’ve read most of Ann Coulter’s columns. I have never seen her express hatred for anyone. She is pointed, funny, witty and acerbic, but not hateful. Many of the things she talks about, I take issue with. However, not once did I feel intimidated or ethnically insulted, nor did I feel threatened by her comments in anyway. Many of her comments are made tongue in cheek. There are comments that people could read in their own interpretation. This is a true case of the connotation being different from the denotation, as it were. A short while ago, Ms. Angela Davis spoke at universities in Canada. Ms. Davis, although possessing numerous educational credentials, has led a varied life. She went through a criminal stage and trial, incarceration and was finally acquitted. She ran for election during the Reagan years as a confirmed Communist candidate. Recently she broke from the Communist ranks and established a dissenter’s wing of that group called Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. She was able to speak in Alberta and Ontario at universities with no problem, no censuring etc. What of the likes of self-professed Israel-hater

Omar Barghouti before he spoke last year at University of Ottawa? He was not vetted by Mr. Houle before he spoke at the U of O. Seems that there’s a two-edged sword regarding freedom of speech and racism. Those university students that demonstrated with implied, though not stated, hostility, in my opinion, are an embarrassment to themselves, and have no business attending a university which is supposed to be a beacon of free thought. As for Mr. Francois Houle, I liken him to the dog owner who comes home to find that the garbage can has been upset and its contents are all over his yard. He immediately reacts and chastises his dog for the infraction. He doesn’t know that it was, in fact, his dog. He experiences a knee-jerk reaction and acts. This is very similar to his assessment of Ms. Coulter’s speech that she didn’t give. How does someone get censured for something that wasn’t said? Is Mr. Houle clairvoyant or something? What crystal ball is he using? Maybe he will mass market them so that we can all have a keener insight into the unknown, Oh Canada. Ron Barillaro Penticton

The generosity of local companies is greatly appreciated by the BMX club. We encourage community members who make use of the BMX track to kindly support the above-mentioned businesses. See you at the track.

We simply need 10 per cent of the riding’s registered voters to bring this tax grab to referendum. You will have plenty of opportunity to register your protest in the next three months. If you agree with me and The Zalm, please register.

Kathryn Golbeck, on behalf of the Penticton BMX Club

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In the past, I never fell for the suave charm of Bill Vander Zalm. He was elected premier of B.C. with the stated policy of providing shovels for welfare recipients. His election threats were only a paper tiger. After all the bluster, he actually increased welfare rates. The Zalm’s other major election platform was his hatred for all forms of taxation. It is therefore entirely appropriate that he should lead a tax revolt. Although, I found little to like about him in the past, I have now joined his HST protest. I have volunteered to help him in his cause in any way I can. Sorry Bill, cash donations from me shall not, however, be forthcoming. Our present administration’s predilection with unburdening the rich at the expense of the working poor has left my pockets bare. Just in case you have not noticed, our present government in the past 10 years has not missed a chance to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich. The Hated Sales Tax is simply a further transfer of Canada’s lowest minimum wage into corporate coffers. It must stop.

Animals taken for granted

What’s happening to this world? Why is a portion of humanity so callous? They show no regard for other life forms and they show no remorse for doing terrible deeds to vulnerable creatures. It appears as if this earth has evolved into an “Only my comfort and life are important” herd of human flesh. That sums it up perfectly — no feelings, no brains, no compassion, no nothing — just walking, talking, inedible hunks of meat. The reason I write the above paragraph is because I’m sickened and fed up with these sorts of people, be they family, friends, strangers or whoever; I’m totally revolted by the way they treat helpless animals. The icing on this disgusting cake of human worms appeared last night. You might call it the proverbial last straw. A phone call from a distant acquaintance, trying to pawn a pet off on me with the intimidating proposal that if I didn’t take it, the pet would be put in the SPCA, caused me to literally froth at the mouth. This person knows I have three cats and am not allowed another one in my small apartment. This person knows I am a rabid animal-lover. This person never

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Opportunity knocks Each year at this time, volunteers for the Canadian Cancer Society don their walking shoes and ask local residents for donations to help in the fight against cancer. The door-to-door residential campaign is part of the society’s Daffodil Month, and our “army” of canvassers (usually 150 strong) is joined this year by the youth of Penticton. Once again, the 16 young lady candidates for the title of Miss Penticton join us to canvass. We are delighted to also welcome the boys from the Okanagan Hockey Academy. Sixty boys in their hockey jerseys will be walking 30 routes in Penticton and outlying areas, and will be joining our regular canvassers and the Miss Penticton candidates during the month of April. Statistics show us that every three

minutes, someone in Canada will be diagnosed with cancer, and that one in five Canadians will be diagnosed during their lifetime. Major fundraising, such as the doorto-door campaign, supports research in prevention, treatment and ultimately, a cure for cancer. Programs supporting cancer patients also benefit from fundraising activities such as the door-todoor campaign. Donors in Penticton and surrounding areas have always been generous. This year we are asking them to welcome our young (and not-so-young) canvassers when they knock on your door. Each time they knock on a door, they are delivering a message of hope. That one day, no Canadian will fear cancer.

Voices from the past

efficient) to extract even more money from you and me. That costs in many areas, including municipal and school, will increase substantially does not seem to register in Minister Hansen’s mind. But then, unlike many people in B.C., he has an assured good income and a gold-plated pension awaiting. Please everyone, write to MLA Bill Barisoff, with a copy to Premier Campbell, to say that the HST will not be helpful to you or business and that the funds allocated to school boards are not sufficient to meet increased costs and the extra responsibilities thrust upon them by the government. An avalanche of letters and email might encourage some honest thinking.

Penticton is an awful place. Well, that is what some people thought. In August of 1893, Constance Lindsay wrote in the Canadian Magazine: ...a more miserable place cannot be conceived of. It is high and dry, dusty and frightfully hot ... there is a long low building which is called a ‘hotel’ which is supposed to answer the purpose ... (but) I think that the Penticton townsfolk found the hotel uninviting, for I noticed that they, as well as the hotel keeper (Joe Thurber) took up quarters for the night on the (CPR boat) Aberdeen ... the country south of Penticton swarms with rattlesnakes.” Lindsay had arrived at a time when the hamlet of Penticton consisted of less than 50 people living around the foot of Vancouver hill. The hotel was a long single-storey shed-like structure. The more fancy hotel designed by Rattenberry would not be complete until November of 1893. Penticton’s first “real hotel”, The Penticton, was located just east of today’s Waterfront Eye Care Centre. Hear this and other voices from the past at the spring meeting of the Okanagan Historical Society. The tales from the past start at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Museum Library auditorium. Call 250-490-6619 for more information. Randy Manuel, president Penticton branch Okanagan Historical Society

Numbers don’t add up

How is it possible to read the factual financial report of the school board and then that of MLA Bill Barisoff and not know that one of them is way off the mark? For myself, the plain local accounting tells the true story. Moreover, it is the same story coming from every school board in B.C. So why do the government MLAs persist in giving the made-in-Victoria version? Are all Liberal MLAs frightened of losing their jobs if they face up to the fact of years of under funding by the provincial government? It is just as ludicrous as Finance Minister Colin Hansen repeating that we’ll all be better off with the HST because it (the tax collection) will be more efficient. How nice. It just means that the government will find it easier (more

Jean Corrie, volunteer Canadian Cancer Society — Penticton Unit

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When Excel closed their doors and there were 500 job losses no one cared. The loss of jobs for anyone is a harsh reality. My son, having worked for Excel, had no option but to seek work in Vancouver. Another young person had to move out, but the truth is as follows. Personnel working for the city think their jobs are that much more special. Special because the wages are better then in the private sector. City workers have a blast, with better benefits that most of us would ever get. If for the greater good of Penticton, private enterprise is given the task of running the community centre, that’s what is to be done. When the centre is finished, and when the council decides for the better on who runs the place, by no means should the council be pressed to do anything until then. The city council has a habit of putting there proverbial foot in it. Council should first see if the centre is finished on time, and on budget. Council should have learned by the total screw up and the horrendous cost overrun of the non-event centre. Someone should write a book on how a $20 million project ended up at near $90 million. But all things considered, no one on council had a calculator and management at City Hall were too busy doing nothing until they were fired. Ron Holmes Penticton


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A Penticton man was ejected from his vehicle after it rolled over on Skaha Lake Road on Saturday night. “Investigation thus far indicates liquor and speed were factors in the

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to Penticton, stopping off at Hooked on Books on Main Street, part of a book tour through the B.C. Interior. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rosewood will be doing a book signing, followed by afternoon of psychic readings from 1-4 p.m. Contrary to many people’s expectations, Natasha said, it’s not just eccentrics that come to consult her. The majority of her clients are ordinary people covering a broad range of demographics, though she admits they are skewed in favour of women, who make up about 75 per cent of her clientele. “Women tend to be more willing to ask for directions,” she joked, adding that the questions asked also reflect a broad range, from future loves to the biggest decisions in life. Rosewood described a typical reading as a combination of both looking into the future and seeing the subjects present potential, helping people express what they really are and realize their higher potential.

That’s the psychic coaching part of her work, something she’d like to make redundant by training others to listen to and trust their own intuition. She likens her role in a reading to be a combination between a radio and a weatherman. First she said, she has to tune into the subject’s energy frequency, examining what she calls the six levels of consciousness, from soul through levels of consciousness up to higher levels. “Then I turn into the weatherman,” she said, describing how she reads both the present and future conditions, looking at the subject’s potential. But also like a weatherman, she said, she can be wrong, if conditions should change, or the subjects should change their own desires. “My message is about love light and laughter,” she said. “I’m not a fortune teller. I genuinely want to help my clients to live life through their intuition and find their highest potential for joy.”


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Arts & Entertainment Artist creates new dance form Western News Staff

On Sunday, Penticton’s Children’s Showcase is presenting Christian Swenson in Human Jazz. In his one-man show, Swenson uses his body and voice as instruments, creating an mix of dance, music and drama and adding global twist. “Ideally, I try to let the body and voice together discover the dancing, each helping the other articulate my enthusiasm,” said Swenson. “The sensation is then a mixture of wonder and empathy in seeing oneself birthing an ever-changing landscape.” Swenson developed his performance style through 25 years as a touring performer and now teaches in theatre programs in Seattle and around the world. Over those 25 years Swenson has been performing creations for the body and voice, while searching for a more global aesthetic. With an extensive background in dance, mime, voice

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CHRISTIAN SWENSON has spent years creating Human Jazz, using his body and voice as instruments to mix dance music and drama.

and improvisation, he’s known for pioneering of new dance forms, including the very unique Human Jazz. Since 1980 he has been a touring artist visiting communities and schools as well as teaching in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Nepal. Swenson’s performance for

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(vocals, guitar, percussion, & harmonica) and Jen Courchesne (vocals, bass, & guitar). The duo, which formed in 2009, will be playing at 8 p.m. in VooDoo’s lounge.

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Entertainment BARLEY MILL PUB — Karaoke 2.0 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Big Slick Poker at 7 p.m. Watch every regular and PPV hockey game on 23 TVs and one 11-foot screen. JOSE’S PEPPER CLUB — Weekdays: Spanish classical guitarist plays live from noon-2 p.m. THE MUSIC CLUB — Tuesday: Karaoke at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Acoustic guitar circle at 6 p.m., jam session at 8 p.m. COPPER MUG PUB — Big Slick Poker on Sundays at 7 p.m.

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band Omega Crom featuring frontman Johnny Ketlo and guitarists Johnny K and Wayne Holden. April 17 — Sherman Doucette, a staple of the Vancouver music scene for 30 years, is rated as one of the best blues singer/harp players in the business and he’s coming to the Dream Café for a single performance. April 18 — Matt Andersen’s sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid with his sorrowing and soulful voice has sparked a phenomenal buzz on the east coast and now he’s back for a return engagement at the Dream Café. April 22 — Thursday Blues Jam at VooDoo’s hosted by Ken Martin and Blue Sky Flyer starting at 8:30 p.m. April 24 — Laugh Rebel’s sound can be described as funky folk acoustic soul, combining the talents of Jennifer Plummer

Concerts April 16 — Curtis Parry will be performing in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa. April 17 — VooDoo’s presents Vancouver thrash power metal

April 22 — Summerland Singers and players present a reading of Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s Opening Night at 7 p.m. in the Summerland Alliance Church, 14812 Victoria Rd. North. April 25 — The Penticton Art Gallery presents an intimate evening with Zav RT and Daniel Huscroft 7 p.m. in the art gallery’s tea room. Seating is limited to 50 so please call the gallery at 250-493-2928 to reserve your ticket in advance. Tickets are $10 for gallery members and students, $15 for non-members. April 29 — Another major country act is coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre. Country icon Randy Travis will be performing at 7:30 p.m., making a stop in Penticton as he tours his latest album, Around the Bend. Tickets are available at the SOEC box office, online at www.ValleyFirstTIX.com or by calling at 1-877-763-2849.

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of the Wharton Street public library. New members or drop-ins welcome. Call 250-583-9448 for more information. BEREAVEMENT WALKING GROUP meets at 9:45 a.m. at the Japanese Garden Gate behind the Penticton Art Gallery. Coffee after. For more info call Dawn at 250-492-9071 ext. 2203. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. with all proceeds to fundraising and music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. in their hall at 1197 Main St. All members and guests welcome. 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. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 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. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has an evening of dancing with Cathy K at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. All welcome. THE CITY OF Penticton Pipe band meets every Friday at the Carmi School gym from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s for all ages for those interested in learning to play bagpipes, tenor,

bass or snare drums. For more information contact cityofpentictonpipeband@ gmail.com. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has Lucas Penner 50 to 80s hits. 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. N AVAL P ENTICTON VETERANS has roast beef dinners at the Royal Canadian Legion at 5:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. PENTICTON AND AREA Cooperative Enterprises invites the public to the third annual Mind over Matter art and cultural event at the Leir. The grand opening event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. RUBY TUESDAY WINERY will be exhibiting the artwork of Summerland artist Marie Cormack throughout the 2010 wine season. In April, hours of operation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION has dinner by the ladies auxiliary followed by dancing to Flash Back starting

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FREE POLE WALKING CLINIC every Saturday at the Rose Garden parking lot from 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to turn a simple walk into an effective, efficient total body workout. Demo poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and singalong at 4 p.m. along with Joseph’s Pizza. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. PRE-SERVICE TRAINING for prospective foster parents will be held at the Church of Nazarene at 523 Jermyn St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PENTICTON CANADIAN ITALIAN Society is having its annual Blossom Dinner dance at the Days Inn Conference Centre. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 and dancing to follow with music by Vince. Tickets are $35 per person. Contact 250-493-0444 or 250-493-4481. UNITED CHURCH WOMEN spring luncheon will take place at the United Church from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 and there will be a bake table and plant sale. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians is taking place at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. BILL WATSON, pastor in Church of God, will conduct a Sabbath Service at 10:30 a.m., and present a lecture at 1 p.m. at the Sandman Hotel. A SPAGHETTI DINNER and Silent Auction to support English classes for migrant workers in the Okanagan will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church at 5 p.m. The dinner is $10. For more info or to purchase a ticket please call Sandy at 250-499-9564. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., a meat draw at 4:30 p.m., followed by all you can eat

steak dinner and dancing and karaoke by “Crazy Dan.” ANAVETS HAS DINNER by Stu at 5:30 p.m., followed by Buzz Byer from 7 to 11 p.m. ART AT THE Owl spring art show and sale April 17 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music and meet the artists. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION has a meat draw at 5 p.m.

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April 18 SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil at the South Main Drop-in Centre on South Main St. $3 per person. All welcome. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. 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. CELEBRATION CENTRE AND METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY meets at 10:30 a.m. in Seniors Drop-in Centre on South Main. Guest speaker is Aggie Stevens and Terry Yeatman on Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Everyone welcome. Call 250-497-8292 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m., a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. and horse races at 4 p.m. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION has a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. for $4. A WALKING GROUP gathers every Sunday afternoon at South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main Street. Call 250-487-7455 for more info. PENTICTON AND DISTRICT Society for Community Living is having its indoor market at 439 Winnipeg St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfasts are $5 and lunches are $7. The event is sponsored by the PDSCL. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL’S 66TH annual Pioneers reception is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre on South Main. There will be sandwiches and refreshments.

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SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team’s flea market will be held every Sunday at the Fairview Plaza on 1652 Fairview Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Money raised goes toward the team’s activities and breast cancer awareness.

MONDAY April 19

KIWANIS K-KIDS meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main. Open to all kids ages 6 to 13. For more information visit www. kiwanispenticton.com or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. STRESS AND RELAXATION every Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main St. Call 250487-7455 for free registration. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has Miser Monday with entertainment by Buzz Byer. AL-ANON offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at various locations. Call 250-490-9272 for more information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. FITNESS FRIENDS IS every Monday at 10 a.m. in the hall at 502 Martin St. Everyone is welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has a special on chicken wings from 4 to 7 p.m., and free pool. All members and guests welcome. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music Children’s Choir under the direction of Joanne Forsyth rehearses from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lounge at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Road. Newcomers welcome. For more info: phone 250493-7977. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music Adult Choir under the direction Joanne Forsyth rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lounge at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. Newcomers welcome. Alzheimer’s Society has a support group meeting at 7 p.m. on 104-35 Westminster Ave. E in Penticton. Contact Laurie Myres at 250-4938182 for more details.

HOOKED ON BOOKS will have Fiona Bayrock read her new novel Bubble Homes and Fish Farts, which was shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize at 7 p.m. Also at the book store on 225 Main St. is Ehor Boyanowsky with his new novel Salvage Gods, Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts: In the Wild with Ted Hughes. MUSEUM PENTICTON IS inviting the public to commemorate the life of Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore Chapman of Penticton from 4 to 6 p.m.

TUESDAY April 20

FREE DROP-IN after school club for elementary aged children every Tuesday from 2:45 to 5 p.m. in The Ark at First Baptist Church. Supervised activities, crafts, games, gym time. Call 259-4923824 for more info. BUDDHIST VIPASSANA MEDITATION and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has a pub, hotel and restaurant industry night with karaoke by Crazy Dan and the original mystery song contest at 7 p.m. with a dart fundraiser of Samosa’s for $2.50 each. Everyone welcome. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND practises

every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to join in on the pipes or drums is welcome to come out. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Fran at 250-4903927 or Susan at 250496-5931 for more information. D ROP - IN S ENIORS ’ CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. Call 250-493-8274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. S ENIOR ’ S C OMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 11 a.m. to noon for membership enquiries and class information in the annex room. Call 250493-0789 for more info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING Tightwad Tuesday with karaoke combined with

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How do you get yourself diagnosed with a condition your doctor does not believe exists? It is a question Sheryl Ann Wilson, president of the South Okanagan Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, has asked herself often throughout the years as she has suffered with fibromyalgia while her doctors told her it was all in her head. And it is why she founded the association,

referred to as SOFA, five years ago. Wilson’s mission: To create awareness and provide support and education for those affected by fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome their family, friends and community. “The group promotes members well-being through programs, services and assistance,” said Wilson, adding there’s a discussion group on the first and forth Tuesday of every month at the Penticton United Church

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However, about two years ago, according to Wilson, the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc., in conjunction with the National Fibromyalgia Association, conducted a study criticizing the medical industry. “Using functional MRI scans researchers have discovered that people with (fibromyalgia) have increased activity in the areas of the brain dealing with pain, resulting in an abnormal response in a hypersensitivity to painful stimulus,” read WIlson from the report. “This information is important because it gives legitimacy to an illness previously considered by many in the medical profession to be a psychosomatic condition.” Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder which causes widespread pain throughout the body, profound fatigue, non-

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Trustee David Perry was in full support of the charter, which chair Ginny Manning signed on behalf of the board. “This is a great initiative, I’ve been aware of it from my work on other boards so I was wondering when it would come to our table,” he said. “I’m sure other members agree that we’re very proud to be part of a board that will be part of signing this.” The board of education also decided to allow the school district to participate in another SOICS initiative, this one focused on how inclusive and welcoming South Okanagan communities are, canvassing individuals to gather their personal experiences since arriving in the community. “Now that we have spent two years discovering some of the issues and the problems for the newcomers to the South Okanagan Similkameen and we have a protocol, the community is coming together to say ‘OK, let’s work on this and solve some of the problems,’” said Head. “We have heard a number of success stories,” wrote SOICS executive director Hilma LaBelle, in a letter to the board. “Unfortunately we have also heard of some unfortunate circumstances due to discrimination or racism.” At first, Head was hoping to bring the students into a forum to discuss issues, but after talking with district superintendent Wendy Hyer, realized that the majority of the students might be too young to participate in a meaningful way. “We realized very quickly … they were all little guys — kindergarten, pre-kindergarten. So that’s a little young to do a community forum with,” said Head. “We thought what we need to

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Two Penticton students will be racing across the country to compete in the Canadawide Science Fair, thanks to the success of their project, Need 4 Speed. After winning at both the district science fair in March and again at the regionals, the project by Grade 7 students Breanna Gowe and Meg Cumming was one of only four from that competition selected as part of the team to represent B.C. at the national conference in Peterborough Ont, next month. Need 4 Speed compares different skis and skiing techniques to see which combination provides the best speed and acceleration. The girls got the idea after Cumming, a competitive skier, watched a group training before a competition. “One coach, he set up a timing system on the bunny hill,” she said. “All his kids had four pairs of skis and they were trying to see which would go the fastest.” To make the project work, though, the two 12-year-olds had to learn a few techniques, both to gather data and interpret it. “Meg is a ski racer, so she had a bunch of different pairs of skis that we could use, and we took different kinds to see which ones would go the fastest,” explained Gowe, who is also a recreational skier. They marked out a 24-metre course on one of the Apex ski hills, which Cumming would ski down and then hike back up for another run. “The first time we did it, we did 12 trials and that was for our school fair and our district fair,” said Cumming.

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Later they repeated the experiment to gather more data for the regional competition, doing 20 trials in sets of five to gather more data for “After that, for regionals, we went up again and did 20 trials. We did five of the exact same thing over time, so we could do a bunch of statistics and averaging.” Gowe’s father, a math and science teacher, introduced the girls to some advanced statistical analysis, teaching them averaging, standard deviation and standard error. “It was kind of confusing at first,” said Gowe, who explained they kept at it, even

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Scanner brings vision to reality BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

It is called the Discovery CT750 HD and when the CT scanner purchasing team from Penticton Regional Hospital first saw it in operation at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver they wanted one, badly. However, like most state-ofthe-art computerized equipment, the price of a Discovery CT750 HD seemed prohibitive. “When they first looked at this machine months ago, it was like: ‘We could never get one like this,’� recalled South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation executive director Janice Perrino of the nationwide search to see which make of scanner best suits PRH’s needs. “St. Paul’s was using it for a lot of their cardiac work and so much more. And they were so impressed with it. We just never dreamed it would be possible for us to get one too.� But, in fact, the Discovery CT750 HD is the exact CT scanner PRH will be getting after the purchasing team finalized negotiations with General Electric about two weeks ago, purchasing it with the $1.7 million the foundation finished raising in

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A PATIENT is prepared for imaging work using the current CT scanner at Penticton Regional Hospital. A new, $1.7 million scanner is now on order after the Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation recently reached its fundraising goal through generous community support.

February. “It is just so incredibly exciting that the very machine they looked at way back when is the one that they have ended up with,� said Perrino. “We are so thankful to the community. The public have been just so incredible. We have been able to buy an incredible MRI, an incredible mammography machine and now the purchase of this

machine has been made possible once again because of the public’s support.� Perrino said that because PRH is a regional hospital — “We do everything: we deliver babies; we do surgery; we do cancer; we do heart; we do brain, we just do everything� — the purchasing team needed to find a versatile scanner. And the Discovery does do

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Sports Editor: Emanuel Sequeira • Phone: 492-3636 ext. 224 • E-mail: sports@pentictonwesternnews.com

Mustangs get best effort in losing cause EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Princes Margaret Mustangs senior boys rugby team is now 0-3 but another stat is important to them. The Mustangs hosted the Kalmalka Lakers in AA Okanagan League action and scored their first point of the season in a 39-10 loss. “We played some of the best rugby we’ve played this year,” said Koltan Lee, who scored the Mustangs first try. “We’re a new inexperienced team and we’re coming a long way.” Lee said one of the challenges of playing the Lakers is the size of their forwards. While offence was an obvious challenge for the Mustangs, moving the ball wasn’t easier in the first half, which ended 17-0 in the Lakers favour following a slow start. The slow start was a result of several stoppages and the official taking time to explain things to the players. That didn’t impress Lakers coach Alan McAndrews. “The play was slow so it took us a while to get going with lots of stoppages,” said McAndrew, who gave several of his backup players playing time. “As the game went on the boys and the backs started playing much better. Our transition from rucks to backs was cleaner in the second half, which I was happy with.” Despite the lopsided final, Bellomo liked how his players went after loose balls. “We had excellent tackles and some excellent defensive rugby,” added Bellomo. “Had some spurts of good offence as well. We’d still like to get a victory obviously but some excellent fundamental rugby.” Scoring the final try for the Mustangs was Ian Ellison, who forced his way onto the goal line. McAndrew said that based on the Mustangs’ earlier results, the team is improving. He was impressed that when the Mustangs were 10-metres from the goal line they were able to keep pushing the ball forward. The Mustangs will travel to Kelowna next week to take on the Kelowna Christian Knights then have a home game two weeks later.

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PRINCESS MARGARET Mustangs Ian Ross grabs a loose ball as teammate Jared Collier covers while Kalamalka Lakers Paul Kozin goes flying during action in Wednesday’s secondary school rugby game at Maggie. The visitors scored a 39-10 victory.

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KALMAKA LAKERS Bryce Barker slips the ball into the scrum during secondary school rugby action against the Mustangs. (Right) Dustin Morris of the Mustangs pushes off this tackle attempt by Keenan Jesperson of the Lakers.

KISU swimmer making huge waves with solid results EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Dive in the pool. Swim super fast. Repeat. It’s a strategy that seems to work wonders for 11-year-old water wizard Sam Lasinski of the KISU swim club. KISU swim club coaches Tina Hoeben and Paul Lytle are witnessing the emergence with awe. “Sam is a super hard worker in the group,” said Lytle, coach for the intermediate/age group. “He’s a pretty focused athlete, especially for someone his age. He definitely has a determination in himself to thrive and succeed. He’s got that built-in self-determination to be successful.” During the Cherry Blossom meet hosted by the KISU Club, which this year was held in Kelowna at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre on March 27 to 28, due to the Community

results, among them is completing Centre closure, Lasinski finished the 400-metre medley during the first in the 200 Individual Medley, 33rd Annual Icefest Swim Meet in 50-metre free, back, fly and breast as 6:35.58 and the 100-m freestyle in well as the 100-m breast, fly, back 1:13.75, which has him ranked 29th and free. He earned AAA times in the 200 IM finishing in 2:59.22 in which in the province. he improved his time by 1.99 seconds Lasinski said his success is a as well as the 100-m back stroke. result of good training. Despite He completed that swim in 1:21.83 having to travel to Summerland, seconds and reduced the time by 0.83 he still feels they are practising seconds. enough. Lasinski believes some of Sam Lasinski Hoeben said Lasinski’s improvehis success came from being the ment has come from working on his oldest 10-year-old. technique along with being a “gifted athlete.” “I was kind of the fastest,” he said. “It “He wants to swim fast,” she said. “A lot will probably be different now.” of those improvements have been self-driven. Competing against 11-year-olds, Lasinski That’s great to see especially in such a young is looking forward to the challenge. athlete.” Lytle said Lasinski is one swimmer, Lasinski has had several personal best who every single practice puts forth his best

effort. “He’s very driven and he pushes his teammates in that way,” added Lytle. When asked who he looks up to in the sport, Lasinski mentioned American Olympian Michael Phelps, who has 14 gold medals. He watches Olympic swimming, as it’s something he wants to do. Hoeben said it’s great that Lasinski has that goal. “His (potential) is unlimited to the point where that’s a realistic goal,” she said. “If you’re a 10-year-old setting a goal than that is where you should set it at.” Hoeben said Lasinski is no sure thing. However, she noted that the youngster possesses the right characteristics and added that “those are the skills that take over in terms of becoming an Olympian.”


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Curadi leaves Vees for bigger role EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

A big hole has been put in the Penticton Vees roster. It’s six-feet-five inches in height and was occupied by 255 pound defenceman Luke Curadi. The blueliner from Cheshire, CT, has decided to leave the Vees after asking for a larger role. “I wasn’t prepared to make any guarantees about making that next step with us,” said Harbinson, who understood Curadi’s decision. “I think he felt that he should have played more at the end of this year from what I took from our year-end meetings.” During Game 5 in the Interior Conference Final against the defending RBC Cup champion Vernon Vipers, Curadi didn’t get much ice-time in overtime. The rookie defenceman, who was recently ranked at No. 125 among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting for this summers draft, didn’t get a high amount of playing time during the season. “It’s a thing where we have a potential of six returning

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defenceman and it was a tough thing for getting ice time for all the guys last year with the seven that we had,” said Harbinson, who chose not to comment on how he felt Curadi developed. “Luke is a kid that came from a non-traditional hockey area and he’s learning the game. It was quite evident he was trying to learn the game.” Harbinson said he spoke to his captains on Wednesday night regarding Curadi and said the defenceman was already looking at different options. Harbinson said it appears that Curadi will play for the Dubuque Fighting

Saints, an expansion team, in the United States Hockey League next season where Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s assistant coach has been hired to coach. RPI is where Curadi has an NCAA scholarship. “We just said, you know what, we want guys that are committed to us for the role that we want them to play in,” said Harbinson, who wished Curadi well. It’s a surprise twist since Curadi was planning on returning. During exit meetings, Curadi was asked by the Western News if he was happy with the minutes he received and his response was “of course.” “It’s going to be a process,” said Curadi, who wasn’t available for comment at press time. “Fred told me he wasn’t going to throw me to the wolves right away. I need to develop as a player. I’m very happy with what happened.” Curadi played 58 games for the Vees and scored seven goals and 17 points along with 98 penalty minutes. In the playoffs, he had one assists in 16 games and 22 penalty minutes.

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Coulson Boothe captured a bronze medal during the karate Junior Olympics in Las Vegas over the Easter weekend. Boothe also competed in the 16 to 17-year-old elite division in the U.S. Open. In a division with 37 competitors, he went 2-1 but didn’t medal. Meranda Lloyd also captured bronze in the Junior Olympics then repeated the feat in the US Open. Claire Boothe lost her first fight to the eventual gold medalist in the Junior Olympics but also had one of her best fights. This was the first major international karate tournament for the trio. The tournament had over 1,200 competitors from over 40 countries.

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Konanz Chiropractic rolled over the Rockers 16-9 is Penticton Mixed Slo Pitch B Division action. Andre Jung was the winning pitcher. Drew Steele turned on the jets and homered in the park, while Lise

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Evan Marble is the new coach and general manager of the Penticton Lakers. The announcement was made Thursday by the Okanagan Hockey Academy as Marble replaces Alan Kerr. Marble played six sasons in the WHL, winning a Memorial Cup with the Swift Current Broncos. He also won the Spengler Cup as a member of Canada’s National Team and played professional hockey in North America and Europe. Marble was recently the coach-GM for the Pursuit of Excellence’s bantam AAA team in Kelowna.

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SOCCER KICKOFF — The 2010 South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association season began last weekend as Penticton 2 (light) battled Penticton 1 at Kings Park on Saturday. The fields have also been busy during the week. All house leagues from under-11 to 18 have begun their seasons with SOYSA having 2,018 kids registered including 907 in mini soccer. The under-21 Pinnacles in the Pacific Coast Soccer League will begin action in may.

The Penticton Western News would like to salute Mom in our Special Mother’s Day feature on May 5th. Send us a photo of your Mom and tell us why in 50 words or less why she is special to you. We will publish as many pictures and stories as space allows at no charge. E-mail photo and story to ‘editor@pentictonwesternnews.com’ or drop them off at the Western’s Front Desk by April 28th.

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Life Something’s cooking at wine festival Western News Staff

The South Okanagan’s underground wine festival, Banee, isn’t just for the key players in the wine industry. A culinary event brings the opportunity to sample food and wine this weekend to the public. Wine lovers are invited to join the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce for the Culinaria wine and food gala, which includes a live auction today starting at 6 p.m. in the

conference room at the Watermark Beachfront Resort in Osoyoos. “There are wine samplings from our South Okanagan Wineries Association, cooking demonstrations from Joy Road Catering, an Iron Chef competition and a live auction at the end of the night,” said Lindsey White, one of the organizers for the event. The Iron Chef competition features Jesse Croy, executive chef from Sunset Organic Bistro at Summerhill Winery, and Roger

Planiden, who most recently was the executive chef at Cellar Door Bistro at Sumac Ridge and now conducts private events. Their creations will be judged by a panel of three. The event also is an opportunity for the public to taste alongside South Okanagan winemakers. Tickets for the Culinaria wine and food gala are $49 and available at the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, Imperial Books in Osoyoos and the Penticton Wine Info Centre.

Cherry Lane plays host to Earth Week activities Western News Staff

If you are looking for inspiration on what you can do to celebrate Earth Week then the Cherry Lane shopping centre just might have the answer. From Monday to Saturday, Earth Week environmental displays will be set up for people to test their knowledge and learn about what they can do to be more environmentally friendly.

On Thursday a speaker series will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on topics from frog talk to composting, ending at 4 p.m. Prizes will be given out to the audience, including a portable clothesline from Fortis BC at their home energy savings talk at 1 p.m. Elementary and middle school students will pit their environmental wits against each other on Friday

from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Environmental Mind Grind contest. The fun, interactive quiz show style contest is an annual event held in honour of Earth Day. Winning teams will represent the region at the B.C. finals in Kelowna. Teams from all over the province compete for $1,000 for their school and a host of other prizes. For more information, contact the Regional

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On October 26, 2009 Shaw Cablesystems Limited and Shaw Business Solutions Inc. (collectively, Shaw) applied for an order directing FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) to allow Shaw to continue to use FortisBC’s electric transmission facilities for Shaw’s telecommunication facilities throughout the FortisBC service area (the Application) pursuant to section 70 of the Utilities Commission Act (the Act).

The Application is available for inspection at the following locations:

The Application requests that the British Columbia Utilities Commission (the Commission) issue an Order directing FortisBC to allow Shaw to install, operate and maintain telecommunications cables and related interconnection facilities on FortisBC’s electric transmission facilities including the facilities located on FortisBC’s 11 line, 40 line, 50 line and 76 line and setting reasonable terms and rates for Shaw’s use of FortisBC’s facilities. Shaw submits that such an order is in the public interest. THE REGULATORY PROCESSES The Commission reviewed the Application and the various submissions received and determined by Order G-24-10 dated February 17, 2010 with Reasons for Decision attached that it had the jurisdiction to and would hear the Application. On March 5, 2010, FortisBC filed a request for Reconsideration of Order G-24-10, served a Leave to Appeal application to the B.C. Court of Appeal from that Order and filed a proposed Regulatory Timetable. The Commission held a onehalf day hearing for the Reconsideration Application and by Order G-63-10 dismissed the Reconsideration Application and established a Regulatory Timetable for the review of the Application. The Commission will hold a Procedural Conference on May 11, 2010 in Kelowna, BC to discuss procedural matters in the Application.

Shaw c/o Bull Housser & Tupper 3000 Royal Centre, 1055 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3R3 Telephone: (604) 641-4969 British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Telephone: (604) 660-4700 REGISTERING TO PARTICIPATE Persons who expect to actively participate in the review process and Procedural Conference should register as Interveners. Interveners will receive copies of the Application, all correspondence and filed documents. Persons not expecting to actively participate should register with the Commission as Interested Parties and will receive a copy of the Application summary and the Commission’s Decision. Interveners and Interested Parties should inform the Commission Secretary, in writing or online web registration, by Thursday, April 29, 2010 of their intention to become Interveners or Interested Parties with respect to the Application and their intention to attend the Procedural Conference. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s web site. Further Information For further information, please contact Ms. Erica M. Hamilton, Commission Secretary, as follows: Telephone: (604) 660-4700 BC Toll Free: 1-800-663-1385 Facsimile: (604) 660-1102 E-mail: commission.secretary@bcuc.com


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CABLE SPLICERS for Telus Glen Rogatsching (left) and Byron O’Brien work on replacing cables as part of a investment Telus has made in Penticton to extend the reach and speed of wireless broadband services.

The Telus investment in Penticton will continue to extend the reach and speed of its advanced wireline and wireless broadband services. “This year, as part of our $650 million investment across British Columbia, we are focusing $7 million on bringing the benefits of one of the world’s most advanced wireless networks, highspeed internet and high

definition Telus TV to our customers right here in Penticton,” said Doug Driver, Telus service manager for Penticton. Telus TV offers more than 400 channels, including 40 in high definition, an HD personal video recorder that allows users to record, pause and replay live TV and HD pay-per-view. The new service also offers onscreen call dis-

play right on your TV and time shifting to catch programs outside the local time zone. Driver said the Telus commitment to Penticton extends beyond infrastructure and new services. Over the past 10 years Telus team members and retirees in Penticton have contributed more than $40,000 to charitable and community organizations.

Copper Mountain gets final approval Black Press

The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) celebrated the final provincial approval this month of the Copper Mountain project outside of Princeton. “The town of Princeton is humming this week with the sound of construction as B.C.’s first major metal mine in over a decade moves into full construction,” stated Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of MABC. “This is great news for British Columbia. The project, which is scheduled to commence full production in June 2011, will boost B.C’s copper production by 100 million pounds per year, create 258 high-paying direct jobs

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and bring many spin-off benefits to south central B.C.” Princeton Mayor Randy McLean said this is a positive step for the town’s future. “The entire community is ecstatic with this development, based on what we have seen to date and the very positive future it will afford us. With the impact of the difficulties currently being experienced in the forest industry, this example of growth in the mining sector bodes well not only for Princeton but other rural communities with potential for mining activity,” he said. Large mining equipment is currently being delivered that will be utilized over the mines 17 year life.

Pre-production mining is scheduled to start this summer, while construction of the concentrator is targeted to be completed by May 2011, in time for full commercial production of copper concentrate that is scheduled for June 2011. The $438 million project is expected to create at least one million direct man hours of construction work over the next 15 months. The overall schedule of the project has remained unchanged with preproduction mining expected to start later this summer, while construction is expected to be completed by April 2011 and full production planned by June 2011 at the rate of 35,000 TPD.

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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS April 16, 2010

Tax season underway enerally, your income G tax return for 2009 has to be filed before April

30, 2010, except for selfemployed taxpayers and their spouses or commonlaw partners, who have until June 15 to file their tax returns. However, it is important to note that any taxes owing must still be paid by April 30. This means keeping a close eye on installments, which are due March 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and Dec. 15 of each year. It’s important you get organized because even if you hire a professional, you are still personally responsible for the accurate reporting of all information. Most importantly, if you do not pay your tax bill by the deadline, you may also have to pay interest on any unpaid amount. You will also want to ensure that you get the benefit of all the income tax deductions to which you are entitled. Even if you may not have a current income tax liability, you should still file an income tax return because it provides the basis for the calculation of some benefits such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, GST/ HST credit, provincial and territorial programs, refundable tax credits etc., which may be of benefit to you but can only be accessed by filing an income tax return. You can learn more about the other credits you may be able to take advantage of by searching for “tax credits” on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website www.cra.ga.ca. As part of its regular activities, the Canada Revenue Agency selectively audits tax returns and claims for rebates. So, be sure to keep records organized and retain your receipts for any expenses claimed or deducted for at least six years from the date of filing. As you organize your tax papers, now may be the best time to get back in the driver’s seat and really take back control of your household finances. There is a big difference between tax planning and tax preparation. Tax preparation is simply the organizing of your year-end tax documents, filing out the proper government forms and filing your return by the April 30 deadline. While an experienced tax preparer may be able

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Judy Poole is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 38 years involved in the financial industry. You can reach her at judy. poole@raymondjames. ca or visit her website at www.raymondjames.ca/ judypoole. This article is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Raymond James Ltd. Securities-related products and services are offered through Raymond James Ltd., member of CIPF.

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LYDIA JEANNE HOPE McAVANY, a 7 lb. 13 oz. baby girl, was born April 9 to proud parents Austin and Tanya McAvany. DANIEL JAMES MILLER, a 9 lb. 1 oz. baby boy, was born April 10 to proud parents Carrie Stacy and Nathan Miller.

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UNIQUE Business Opportunties !!! Operate your own electric bike rental company. 100% turnkey operation. Rapid return on investment. No franchise fees!! See us at www.electric-bike-rentals.com

Word Classified Advertising Deadlines: WEDNESDAY PAPER TUESDAY 10 A.M. FRIDAY PAPER THURSDAY 10 A.M. OPEN EARLY 8 AM MONDAY MORNINGS TO SERVE YOU BETTER!

WORK FROM HOME using your computer. No direct sales www.123dare2dream.com

250-492-0444

Career Opportunities

Regular office hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Funeral Homes

Credible Cremation Services Ltd. Basic Cremation $ 900 +tax 250-493-3912

www.crediblecremation.com “No Hidden Costs”

Pre-Pay Now and Save

Nunes - Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Serving our South Okanagan communities with compassion, respect, and understanding.

John Nunes Daryn Pottinger Phone 250-498-0167 (24 hrs) www.nunes-pottinger.com

Coming Events 4 TICKETS to The Eagles at GM Place May 10. Lower Bowl. Face Value. Includes parking. Call 250-492-2626. VERNON’S RECREATION MADNESS SHOW & SALE 6 Days Only April 20-25. For more info go to www.recreationmadness.com

Personals ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com Complete Wellness (12); Excl.Tantra; Prostate Health; Bodywork; Dena 503-3851. GAY/Lesbian dance, Sat, April 17 presented by Gala Kamloops. 250-376-3711 for details. www.gaykamloops.ca

Lost & Found GOLD/DIAMOND earring lost Tues Mar 30 running from Vet affairs bdg to City Hall then to top of MacCleave Penticton 250-486-0904 lost at Apex, Sat. March 30, on road, leather bag with shoulder strap, irreplaceable photos, reward offered, please call Donna (250)492-1032

Sports & Recreation Professional golf training in a private, comfortable setting, computer/video training with modern training aids. C.P.G.A professional Paul Monaghan @ 250-494-8178

Childcare Available

WANTED

Pam’s Family Daycare, licensed, space avail for child 4yrs & up. Call 250-492-0113

The Trades Assistance Program (TAP) is looking for you, to start a new career in the trades! Call:(250)-486-5158

Business Opportunities Attention Baby Boomers!!! Would to like to start owning your life - right now? www.see-it-do-it.com Complete 26400 sq.ft. Harnois greenhouse operation. Natural gas pipe rail heat, computerized, generator, grading machine, 16’ cube van, numerous smaller items. Owners retiring. Established clientele in N.Okanagan. Currently in full production. Available after October 15, 2010 for relocation. 250-5463998 or 250-307-0350. ENERGIZE YOUR INCOME! distribute hot selling energy drinks. Earn up to 10K/month. $11 Billion Industry. No selling, minimum investment 19K. areas going fast. Free sample/information package. 800-2672321. Peakdistributors.com INCREASE YOUR business by reaching every hunter in BC, Advertise your business in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis. This publication offers guaranteed year long reach to sportsmen & women, 200,000 copies! Call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 ext. 744 LOOKING For 3 self-motivated people to learn how to set up and operate Mini-Office Outlets fr. home. Real business for real people. www.greenlifereno.com ONLINE TRAINERS NEEDED Earn full time $$, work part time hrs. Turn 5-10 hrs per week into $2000-$4000 monthly. www.123bossfree.com

Presented by: Southern Interior Construction Association The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative

Education/Trade Schools Forest Worker Training: Wanted - Skilled Forest Workers! The BC Forest Safety Council offers various training programs for workers employed in forestry or those who would like to work in the forest sector. We are gauging interest in our course offerings throughout B.C. and would like to hear from you if you are interested in any of the following training courses: • • • • • • • • • •

New Faller Training Basic Chainsaw Advanced Bucking Supervisor Training Falling Supervisor Certification Danger Tree Blasting for Certified Fallers Danger Tree Blasting for Surface Blasters Danger Tree Blasting Awareness Wildlife/ Danger Tree Awareness. For more information e-mail us at: training@bcforestsafe.org or call toll free at 1-877-741-1060.

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Obituaries

HASS Ruth Millicent

Of Kaleden passed away on April 11, 2010. She was a long time resident of Kaleden and a long time member of the New Democratic Party. Cremation with no service by request. Condolences may be directed to the family through: www.providencefuneralhomes.com Providence Funeral Homes 3HQWLFWRQ)XQHUDO&KDSHO 250-492-0713

Help Wanted

Caretakers/ Residential Managers On site Caretaker for 28 unit Apt., light duties, ideal for retired person. Ph 250-493-8656

Busy Appliance Centre in Cranbrook BC is currently looking for an appliance technician. This is a full time position. Wages negotiable upon experience. If you are a take charge type of person, please apply to Box 185, c/o Kootenay Advertiser, 1510-2nd St N., Cranbrook, BC, V1C 3L2. Part-time Barber busy shop, pay.(250) 398-7935.

Information

wanted, excellent

Information

KALEDEN IRRIGATION DISTRICT

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010 AT 7:30 P.M. in the Kaleden Community Hall

AGENDA: • Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held April 27, 2009 • Trustees Report • Superintendents Report • Financial Statements of the year ending December 31, 2009 • Remuneration of Trustees for 2010 • Introduction of Candidates for Trustee • Setting of Election Date • New Business Nomination papers are available at the District office, located at 119 Ponderosa Ave., Kaleden, BC weekday mornings and must be filed at the District office by Noon, Thursday, April 22, 2010 Cheryl E. Halla Office Administrator 250-497-5407

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Kelowna BMW We are the No.1 luxury and performance automotive dealer in the Okanagan Valley and are continously growing our brand. We are looking for two unique individuals to join our BMW / MINI team in the following positions:

PARTS MANAGER AND

SERVICE ADVISOR Job candidates have automotive industry and management experience, preferably while working with a luxury and performance brand. They show developed people skills and are customer focused. Candidates are looking to exceed targets. They are sales-minded and results-driven. They have a proven performance record, a positive attitude, and can motivate their team. A competitive remunerations and benefits package and the pleasure of working with a great company awaits. Apply in person with resume, to General Manager, at Kelowna BMW, 2530 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC or email admin@kelownabmw.ca.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Tourism Development Services Manager Position The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is seeking a self-motivated and energetic leader for the position of Tourism Development Services Manager. This person must enjoy working with the public, be well-organized, possess good writing skills, and have experience managing staff and working within a Board governance structure. This person will be skilled in public relations and communication skills and will have proficient computer/internet knowledge. A degree in communications or marketing is preferred. The job description can be found at www.penticton. org. Resume’s to be sent to Lorraine Renyard at chamber@penticton.org with a deadline of April 23, 2010.

Pharmacy Technician! Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

Call Today For Free Info Kit

1-877-840-0888 www.ThompsonCC.ca

Something in it for everyone! PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS

250-492-0444

BRITISH COLUMBIA WINE AUTHORITY General Manager BCWA, the regulator of BC wines, operates the quality assurance program known as BC VQA. BCWA seeks a dynamic General Manager to lead a small staff to administer its program and operations. This full-time position is located in Penticton. Candidates are leaders with experience in business or association management, law enforcement, the military or related Àelds. You have proven communications skills, organizational ability, personal integrity, sound judgement and common sense. You have the strength to implement and enforce regulatory standards and the diplomacy to work well with winery owners who are known for their entrepreneurial spirit and energy. You are a strategic thinker with a strong grasp of the details and you understand Board governance. Candidates must be independent of the wine and grape growing industries. Submit your resume to: John Nixon, BCWA 130 – 10691 Shellbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 2W8 or by email: john.nixon@bcvqa.ca no later than April 30, 2010.


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

PENTICTON RV PARK

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted 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

Safety Ticket Training

Requires a mature adult couple for resident managers. Ideal couple will have experience dealing with public and basic repair and maintenance skills. This is a seasonal position with full time possibilities. All inquiries and applications in person to: LOCKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD., 528 MAIN ST., PENTICTON, BC

Franchise

Franchise

Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School offers the follow safety ticket training:

Shefield Express Convenience Store A high end convenience store franchise specializing in retail outlets in enclosed malls and office towers. Has current and future opportunities in Penticton. *Lottery *Candy/Snacks *Tobacco *and more Investment is $200,000 - $350,000

Call 1-800-663-4213 Ext. 118 www.shefield.com

Help Wanted

WHMIS PST\CSTS TDG Ground Disturbance OSSA Orientation

Needed: Graphic Designer in Vernon, understand the graphic and decaling business, ability to install decals, work unsupervised & run print equipment, good with people, integrity A must. Send resume w/cover letter & state expected wage to: Box #18 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25 Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5. Closing date April 16th at 5pm.

Learn at your own pace with our easy to follow computer based training. Call us today to schedule your appointment. H2S Alive and First Aid training also available.

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Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School

Up to 35 Ton Machine

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Need Cash? Cash Factory Loans offers Payday, CTB, EI, & Pension Loans up to $800, collateral Loans up to $10,000, now offering Cheque Cashing & Tax Returns! Money in Minutes! 366 Main Street across from City Centre Fitness or 250-493-7999.

Hands on, real world training Classes start every Monday Never share equipment while training Job placement assistance Full size equipment Funding through EI, Student Loans & Community Development Trust Fund. Call for more details. x Trainers with 100+ years field experience x Safety tickets available include: H2S, GD, TDG, WHMIS, OSSA, PST, First Aid x PCTIA Accredited Institution

High Drive Dozer

FT perm. cooks req’d. East Indian Cuisine. $15/hr. Fax 250541-1088, 3007-30th ave, Vernon. The Curry Pot.

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Licensed Automotive Technician and an Automotive Apprentice. Competitive wages and benefit package. Please send resume to: ATTN Service Manager, Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd, PO Box 1510, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, (250)395-2414 or email to helsfsl@telus.net

Medical Health

Medical Health

EN ROUTE HYPNOTHERAPY Leslie McCall

RN MH CCHt

IMDHA Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association www.imdha.com

D e d i c a t e d To H e a l i n g

Call 250-497-2047

Oliver Plant Is looking for a Journeyman Millwright/Industrial Mechanic Some of the major job duties will include: Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions; Troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and programmable logic control systems; Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts; operate machine tools (such as lathes, grinders or drill presses) and be familiar with using wire feed or stick welders to fabricate parts or equipment required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery; Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Are you a motivated individual looking for a full-time, year round career? Our full line Yamaha dealership is looking for a parts & accessories sales person/service writer. The successful candidate will have strong customer service skills, be mechanically inclined, able to multitask, reliable & hard working. Experience is an asset but if you have motorcycle, ATV or marine knowledge we are willing to train ther right person. Apply in person or fax resumes to Penticton Yamaha & Marine, 124 South Beach Dr., Penticton, Fax 250-492-8301

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services REQ’D immed., Butcher halal process, 3-5yrs exp., FT, perm., $16.40/hr. Amir’s Market Kelowna. Resumes via fax, 250-491-4786 email: goodtastyfood@gmail.com

Income Opportunity Hiring 5 people for full or part time office work. High income potential. We will train, call for interview 250-486-0400

Alternative Health Pamper your Feet Reflexology Hands on treatment for vitality and well-being in your home or mine (the lady at the community market) For appointment call Beryl @ 490-5529 berylmc1@telus.net

by up to

70%

• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

The successful applicant must have the ability to: work full time, afternoon or graveyard shift work as required; be comfortable working in and around equipment, with water, at heights and be physically fit to meet the demands of the job; attend and pass an approved custodial course arranged by the employer; communicate effectively, understanding both written and spoken English, and keep written records, be an energetic self-starter.

Wages and benefits are as per the collective agreement. Submit applications by April 26, 2010. To attention of: Janice Niedzielski, Plant Manager, PO Box 99, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Fax: 250-498-2677 Email: jniedzielski@bctree.com

Legal Services OKANAGAN IMMIGRATION Service Assistance/Consult in all Can. Imm. processes. Doug Watts Retired Imm. Officer & Certified Consultant phone 250-306-0813 douglwatts@telus.net Vernon BC

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPING services 20yr exp, your office or mine, 250-460-1576 250-494-7687

Cleaning Services MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/re-do, 30 years experience, 250-490-7573, 250497-6848

Lawn & Garden Econo Lawn and Yard Care, power raking, aerating, lawn cutting, call Gerald at 250-4935161 for prompt service GARDENING shrubs & hedges trimmed, local 778-4764758 PRUNING. 22 Yrs Exp. Trees, Bushes, Ornamentals. Care & Quality. Seniors Discount. Call Randy (250)486-3111 Stump Grinding, Hedge Trimming, Pruning & more. Strata’s, Residential & Commercial. Fully Ins., & licensed. Call Dave 250-493-1083

Handypersons Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-8099441 Seniors Discounts

Home Improvements ALL renovations and home repairs, any size job inside & out. Ron 250 276-0744

1-866-888-8681

BELCAN Painting & Renos

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HOME Reno’s. All reno’s & Add-On’s, fences, garages, decks, sheds, sidewalks, driveways. All your Home Reno’s in one call. 250-462-3472

Farm Services

Farm Services

www.4pillars.ca

This position involves cleaning production equipment and employee facilities in the packinghouse in accordance with our Food Safety Program and WorkSafe BC regulations.

Licensed, Insured, WCB, Friendly, References. Painting in/out, Ceramic tile, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath. Len 250-486-8800

Southside Structures

No phone calls please. We would like to thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Is your child struggling in school or have a failing grade? I am a certified school teacher and will tutor your child in any elementary and most high school subjects (your home or mine). Please call Shari @ 250488-3499, or email me at: sharisboys@hotmail.com to discuss us working together to better assist your child and enable them to be as successful as possible in school.

Reduce Debt

Oliver Plant has an immediate opening on our Janitorial crew

SPROTT-SHAW

Penticton Yamaha & Marine Ltd.

Financial Services

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented with excellent analytical and communication skills; an ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment will ensure success within our team; Have a complete set of tools on site. The hours of work or shift can fluctuate depending on production requirements.

Education/Trade Schools

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Home Improvements GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250-488-0407 http://greatcanadianbuilders.awards.com 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 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, mbhomeimprovements.com, references available. 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 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

Landscaping EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL!

6 ft-10 for $280 5 ft-10 for $189 4ft-10 for $150 2 Gal.-10 for $135 1 Gal.-20 for $95 3 ft-Blue Spruce-10 for $250 Volume Discounts Free Delivery

Budget Nurseries Toll free 1-866-498-2189 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. Residential yard clean up + maintenance. Hedge trimming and shrub pruning. Call 250809-2398 Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-328-0638, 250-4623472

LAWN CARE Weekly cutting, Power rake, Aeration, Spring clean-up, Maintenance packages IRRIGATION Spring start up, Design, Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Backflow testing

Kitchen Cabinets Certified Irrigation Technician

QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250878-7040 Call Joe.

Commercial, Residential, Strata

250-492-4695 Licensed Insured WCB

Landscaping BROWN shale rock, bobcat & dump truck avail call Willow Landscaping 250-492-3286 SMALL LOADS DELIVERED Top soil, peat, compost etc. 250-490-1066

Stump Grinding, Hedge Trimming, Pruning & more. Strata’s, Residential & Commercial. Fully Ins., & licensed. Call Dave 250-493-1083

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

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

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Licensed, Bonded & Insured INDEPENDENTLY OWNED

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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sale Items Wanted for S.O.R.C.O.’s Annual Open House April 25th

If your Spring Cleaning and would like to make a donation, please call 250-498-4251 or email: sorco@telus.net Please donate items by April 21st

Landscaping

Rubbish Removal

Pets

Furniture

Sporting Goods

Messier’s Concrete & Landscaping. Wether you need complete landscaping or small work around the yard, think of us. We can also help with all your concrete needs! Call today 250-276-6014

We will pick up and recycle your old car batteries, stainless sinks, brass taps, copper pipes and wire, radiators, and other nonmagnetic metal items. Give us a call at 250-488-3499

Misc Services

Tree Services

COMMON SENSE PET FOOD The best raw dog food on the market 100% complete, Human Grade meat Available in Chicken, Beef & Buffalo Also large Buffalo Bones. Cindy 250-540-4333 MIN-PIN pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. black & tan, $300. 250-545-3367 WHOODLES: (soft coated Wheaton Terrier cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent/easy to train, vet checked, 1st shots, 1yr health guarante 250-838-5500

NEW queen orthopedic pillowtop, mattress and box, still in plastic cost $1250. Must sell $350. King-size $595. Can deliver 250-488-4677 SOLID oak china cabinet $750, table $500, 6 chairs $350, (250)770-7889 Vilas Maple dining room table and 6 chairs, $595, 250-4956608

2002 Club Cart (golf) gas, excellent shape $2895. Call 250487-1421 DINGO 5HP Dune Buggy, roll cage, good shape & runs good. $375obo 250-487-8678 RUSSIAN SKS’s - Top choice, from $299. 1120 RDS Ammo, $195. Shotgun + ammo specials. Guns bought & sold, Glocks. Complete Gunsmiths Services. Bluing, Powdercoating. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575

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

Moving & Storage Do you need storage? We have 8x10’s & 8x20’s. Also car & RV parking. Call Carleen at ALCar Storage. 250-462-0065. 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 NATIONAL MOVING & STORAGE Kootenay/Boundary 250 446-2400 Okanagan 250 462-3715

Painting & Decorating All your Painting needs at affordable prices. Let’s jump into the season now. Beautiful repaints, Feature walls & Faux’s. 25yrs Free est. call 250-8091386 ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359 REASONABLE RATES specializing in PAINTING, home repairs and upgrades, no job too small. Truck available, call B&B Handyman Service, ask for Bruce, 250-809-4771

Roofing & Skylights Don’t pay high overhead costs, just hire the professional roofer, call Dave the Roofer, (250)462-1886

Phipp’s Tree Service, Removal, complete clean-up, also pruning hedges, gutter blowout, etc. Penticton local boy, 48 years. Landscape rock collection, must see, delivery available, free quotes 250488-3316 Stumps cluttering your yard? Get them cleaned up by calling Walt’s Stump Grinding. Fast friendly service call 250492-2494 free estimates

LET US BRIGHTEN YOUR OUTLOOK. Window cleaning seniors disc (250)809-1851 Window Cleaning, single storey, $59 inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956

FRONT LOAD washer & dryer.Kenmore Quiet Pak HE4 Washer/cycle & matching Dryer/9cycle. 4 yrs old in great working order. Come with pedestals ($200.00 each new). Bargain price of $800 obo. Call 250-497-6565 or email kpowellw@telus.net Maytag white dryer, very good condition $150 250-493-3056

Equestrian

Auctions

“DIAMOND H TACK”: 14th ANNUAL CONSIGNENT GARAGE SALE! One Day Only! Sat. April 17 @ 9am Sharp. consign any of your Horse, Rider and Stable Products from March 22 to April 14/10. Pick up your consignment package at 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna. Phone 250-7625631 HORSES ROCK TACK SHOP spring stock up sale. 25%t-50% off entire inventory. April 1st-19th excludes some consignment. 3078 Skaha Lake Rd, 1/2 blk south of Walmart

HUGE UNRESERVED consignment Sale, Redwater, Alberta, Friday, April 16. 40 tractors, collector vehicles & tractors; tillage, haying & harvest equipment; 4 skidsteers; construction equipment; mobile sweeper. View online: www.prodaniukauctions.com

Window Cleaning

Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Screen top soil. $24.00 a yard. 250-547-6600.

Livestock Black Angus 2-Yearling Bulls 2-Heifers 250-542-6349

Pets

250-486-4533 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

2 female pomeranian puppies, dewormed, first shots, born Jan. 23, $750, Summerland, 250-494-9499 Adorable, cuddly Chihuahua X Yorkie, male puppy, 11 wks, 1st shots, wormed. $400. 250547-6739. For pic jbright@pacificcoast.net Border Collie Australian Shep X pups, 1st shots, ready April 14. $250. 250-547-9206, 250938-9806. Golden Retriever puppies, registered, guaranteed, vet checked, ready May8, $700. call (250)546-4089 Armstrong.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Rubbish Removal ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com

Appliances

Fashion

at the Yard Sale! Tulip Hill Leftovers

Saturday, April 17th 8:00am to 1:00pm • Summer Shoes Come and make me an offer ladies!! • Swimwear Check it out, brand new stuff at yard sale prices!!! • Clothes • Hats

609 Victoria Drive (off Winnipeg St., big blue house at the end)

Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836. Ford 2000 Tractor, only 1300hrs, $4900obo, (250)4997885 Kubota L3300, 33hp, 4x4, front end loader, 4 in1 bucket, mid PTO, 3 point hitch, canopy, 2500 hrs, very clean. $14,500. obo. Ford 4600 diesel farm tractor, front end loader, 3 point hitch, low hrs. $9,500. obo. 250-938-4257.

Food Products Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494.

Free Items free healthy kittens to good homes, (250)462-4495

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 9pce dining room suite, 6 chairs (2 captain), buffet & hutch, $250, table & chairs, upholstered seats, very good condition, $100, 250-493-8083 A MUST SEE! Beautiful 10pce solid mahogany dining rm suite, 2pce hutch, 1 server, 1lrg table w/2 leaves, 2 cap chairs, 4 side chairs, glass front w/light designer styled by W&J Sloane, Stanley furn. moving, no room! $4000 or offers, 250-493-2161 DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677 French Provincial chesterfield and chair, good condition, $300, table with 4 padded chairs, $35, glass top round patio table with 2 chairs, like new, $50, oak portable fireplace, $25, (250)493-4649 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver

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 9 SOLAR PANELS 4 batt., panels & junction box, etc. 1 new 2500w inverter. $3000 obo. (250)307-6773 CAL SPA 6 person jetted lounge, hot-tub and cover, cost $16,000 2yrs ago, moving sacrifice $4000. 250-770-1108 Commercial s/s corner sink 2 comp+1 add sink, 52”x52” $500 like new 250-498-3393 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

Mobile Home Repairs - decks, steps, railings, skirting, etc. Free Estimates 250-486-2146 Opal oak 4 section wall unit, $300obo, Sanyo stereo system with MP3, $100, Petit Point bone china set plus access., $200, 250-276-6164 Pizza Oven, 125,000 BTU (5’6” W x 5’ H) Single Door, Bakers Pride $1200. 250-5498046. side by side fridge, $100, 2 upholstered antique chairs, $125 ea or $200 (both), dbl bed & frame, $100, patio set, glass table, 4 chairs, glider seat, all with cushions, $125, natural gas bbq, $85, 2 leather love seats, beige, $225 ea, $400 (both), 5 drawer dresser, $50, glide rocker, $35, 30”x70”x4” mattress pad, $20, (250)4939488 SWAMP cooler 1yr old 34”x34”x3’H $100, hitch + stabilizer bar for travel trailer like new $300, full size canopy $450, 250-493-1540 Vitality 600 Body vibration platform, paid $800, asking $500, Electric pedal boat, never used, cost $1400, asking $1000, 3-wheel 15spd bike, $1100obo, (250)493-2829

Misc. Wanted 2 female rabbits and window air conditioner needed for South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls, donated please, 250-498-4251, 250488-5435

Musical Instruments Artists and music teachers, individual studios for rent, Penticton, 250-493-5133

Tools ROCKWELL 1/2hp wood lathe has 43” cast bed w/stand. Many accessories, 8 long handle wood lathe tools, good cond $650. Rockwell Beaver 6” jointer cast body c/w stand 3/4 hp Baldor motor, good cond $350 250-487-1354

Garage Sales 1140 JOHNSON Rd. Penticton Multi-family garage sale Sat. April 17 8:00am-Noon 170 STOCKS CRESCENT “Brentview Estates” Multi Family Garage Sale! Saturday April 17th at 8:00-12:00. No Early Birds Please. Antique brass, some furniture, garden tools, shuffle board, electric scooter, much more, Sat, April 17, 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back Attention all home wine/beer makers, looking to sell or buy used wine/beer making equip, 1 day only, Saturday, Apr 24 9am-1. Call Christine for details 250-770-1119 Craft & Bake sale, Sat, April 17th, 11am-3pm. Caravilla Clubhouse, 3105 South Main St, Wilson St entrance Estate sale, Saturday April 17th 8am-3, no early birds. #30-1701 Penticton Ave furniture, electronics, antiques, crafts, cook books, pictures, 9am-1:30pm, Sat. April 17, 1362 Lakeside St. Garage & Bake sale, Penticton Lawn Bowling Club, 260 Brunswick St Saturday, April 17 8am-12 Huge moving sale, round 2. Sewers dream, fabrics & notions, kitchen, tools, handicap equip & more. Moving after 33 years. Apr 16-18 Frid 3pm-6, Sat & Sun 8am-3 Summerland 11510 Blair St. HUGE moving sale, Sat & Sun April 17 & 18th, 8am-12, 238 Huth Ave Lego, toys, bikes, vaccuums, LED christmas lights, no early birds, 8am-1pm, Beachside Motel, 3624 Park View St. Saturday, April 17 MacCleave Court garage sale, we have all the stuff you can’t live without. Saturday, April 17 8am-1pm MOVING SALE, 601 Victoria Dr, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th, 8am-3 MOVING sale furniture, toys, household, collector plates Sat. Apr 17, 8am-1pm, 2480 McKenzie St. MOVING sale in Skaha Estates, Sat 8am-1pm, no early birds, 131 Devon Dr, Ok Falls Moving sale, Sat 17th 8am2pm, Sun 18th, 10am-2pm, no early birds please. 1515 Reservoir Rd, everything from living room furniture/linens/kitchen & more, everything must go, make me an offer!! Moving sale, Sat & Sunday 9am-1pm, 148 Troy Place, everything must go! Multi family supporting team MacDonald for the MS Walk, Sat, April 17th, 9am-1 3146 Paris St. Hot-Dog & Pop $2 Ok Falls, 620 Hody Dr. Multi family downsizing, park on street Saturday, 8am-2pm


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Garage Sales Neighbourhood Yard Sales, Windsor Ave., Saturday only. 8am-noon, April 17th, too many items to list! SAT, April 17th, 8:30-1pm, 101 Evergreen Crescent Sat April 17th 8-3, moving, collectibles + household, 3 RC airplanes w/radios. 125 Heron Drive (RedWing) Sat. April 17, Yard Sale, 919 Wharf St. 9am-3pm, Summerland, kitchen ware, tv stands etc. 250-494-1667 Saturday April 17th, 9am-12, lots of good books, movies, records, tapes $1.00 ea. 151 Nanaimo Ave E, between Ellis & Van Horne Saturday, tools, toys, clothes, furniture, collectibles, everything, 386 Haynes, after 8am Yard Sale, 1036 Duncan Place, OK Falls, Saturday, April 17, 8am-4pm, household, tools, sporting goods, furnitures, electronics

Acreage for Sale 13.9 tree’d acres. Mins from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000. 250-269-7492 5.5 acres flatland, fully serviced, pics at monashee-recreation.com. Arrow Lakes area. 250-269-7328 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. 250-547-6932. SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Apt/Condos for Sale Estate Sale, Cherry Lane Towers 2245 Atkinson $289,000. Bright SW corner 2nd fl, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 decks, open lr/dr w/corner gas fp. Eat in kitchen. Laminate entry. 250-493-4441 large 2bdrm on Penticton Ave. close to schools & transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 Lux condo, level entry, 2bdr,2 bath, 2u/g stalls, f/p, granite tops,Geo thermo,Aberdeen Heights, 3211-Centennial,Vernon. Save Realty Fees. $314,000. 250-307-4840.

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner GREAT BUY, main floor 55+ 2bdrm, 2bath Penticton condo, block from Cherry Lane $195,000, 250-493-4020 INVESTORS! FULL DUPLEX! $285,000, spacious, well-built sxs duplex, features 3bdrms, 2bath, garage each side, income at April 1 is $2100/mo. located on nice corner lot in busy Prince George, TURNKEY, time limited offering, view online at: www.buy-thishouse.ca, call 250-490-8888, Penticton PENTICTON - 55+ One storey condo. 2 bed, 1 bath. Private covered patio and covered carport. Extra storage. 107 1426 Penticton Ave $245,000 Contact 250-462-8716 Penticton 994 Dynes, completely renovated charming 2bdrm+ office/sewing room, 1.5bath home with a beautiful bay window in the kitchen and bright living room. Bedrooms are bright with large closets. Large beautiful landscaped yards with mature trees. Fenced backyard with optional RV parking. Back patio is perfect for entertaining and to cool off during hot summer afternoon. Updated electrical and plumbing. Includes AC, dishwasher and over the range microwave. Alley access, new windows and doors, new roof and gutters, hardwood flooring and ceramic tiles throughout. Garage has a new roof and power. Cold storage room attached. 2 blocks to Okanagan Lake and River Channel. Close to restaurants, shopping, community centre, SOEC and schools. $359,900 (financing available), Contact Info, 250-497-5924

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Homes Wanted I BUY PROPERTIES will pay fair price with sm. down, quick closings, Call 250-801-8542

Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

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 7 acres of treed acreage, secluded w/private pond on property, paved road 25.5km from Princeton-Summerland Hwy, foot of property sits on Hayes River, approx. 1250sqft. 1bdrm home, some cleared land, barn & out buildings, new well, 100ft deep installed in 2004, lots of extras, asking $325,000. To view, by appointment only, call 250295-6032, must have pre-approved financing or cash Renovated 3bdrm townhouse, $195,000, quick posession, to view call (250)493-9229, 250462-4133

MOBILE home just steps from beach in Ok Falls. 39’’ Hy-Line fully furnished, covered deck, newer roof, 2 storage sheds. Adult park 45. Year round living. $39,900 (250)490-9159

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $625Dwntwn 1 bdrm and 1 bdrm + den, in 4 plex, carpets, f, s, $675 coin op laundry, near creak. Avail. Now (A329-2) $650 150 Skaha Pl. 1 bdrm apt, grd flr, no pets no smoking, coin laundry. Avail. Now (A380) $650 150 Skaha Pl. 1 bdrm apt, 2nd flr, no pets no smoking, coin laundry. Avail. Now (A381) $800 2 bdrm incl cable, hydro and heat, parking, extra storage. Avail. Now (SSM204) $995 Top flr, 1 bdrm condo w/vaulted ceiling, 6 appl., 1.5 bath, sec’d. parking. Avail. Now (A386) HOUSES: $950 2 bdrm house in Trout Creek, on large lot unfinished basement. Avail. Now (H557) $985 Large 2 bdrm + den grd flr, near Pen Hi, h.w. flrs, 1 bath. Avail. Now (H710-1-2) $1100 Older 2 bdrm + den on Nelson near KVR School, f, s, unfinished bsmt garage. Avail. Now (H508) $1200 3 bdrm duplex, near community centre, 5 appl., low maint. yard, lease req’d. Avail. Now (H715) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Commercial/ Industrial

Open Houses Open house for our home in Avalon Mobile Home Park, Osoyoos, #6, April 17, 123pm, 250-495-8168, 250-4861706 Saturday, April 17, 1-4pm, #49 Figueira’s Park, 321 Yorkton Ave. 1992 Moduline 14’ x 66’ with 8’ x 28’ covered porch, carport & insulated and wired 10’ x 12’ shed, asking $123,500

1300-2000sqft warehouse/office, complete with fenced compound, centrally located, Penticton industrial area, (250)490-9016 2400sq’ Office/warehouse for lease. 690 McCurdy Rd. Kel. Av May 1. Rick, 250-770-0903 3600SQ.FT, high ceilings, 14ft o/h door, washroom & office, reasonable terms, Penticton industrial 250-493-5909

Real Estate

APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

An Okanagan RENT TO OWN company seeking Investors and Tenants for secured investment. Homes available Now. Call NOW 1-888-4977008 for more info.

FREE RENT! 2 months free w/signing of 3yr rental lease. UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 250-558-1166

Townhouses 3bdrm, 2bath, close to school, beach and mall, playground in complex, $209,900, 250-4866339 SUMMERLAND deluxe 2bdrm, 3bth, dbl gar, 3-decks, a/c. View at okhomeseller $459,900 250-494-4193

Penticton Industrial area, 3200sqft building, fenced compound, central location, toll free 1-866-866-9662

Acreage

SHOP or warehouse 1200 sq.ft o/d,3phase. $6.50p/sq 250-809-0728,250-492-8324

Shop for rent in Vernon 1250 sqft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900/mo util. 250-549-4500

Land for Rent: 2/3 ac. in James Lake Industrial area. Call Allan, 250-490-7451.

Duplex / 4 Plex

Apt/Condo for Rent

3BDRM lower duplex Ok Falls, n/s, n/p. Reference required $750+util 250-488-0706

1 & 2 bdrm apts, over 45 bldg, must have references, $775$850. 250-487-1136 1bdrm ground fl, $750/mo. incl. heat/cable, close to DT, wheelchair access. cat ok with deposit, 40+, ns, ref. req. please contact Belinda at 250488-7902 after 5pm 2BDRM, character apartment, lake view, hardwood, seek clean, quiet, employed person, (250)492-6319 2BDRM senior building quiet, elevator. N/S, N/P. $800/mo 250-493-7267 Clean, Bright, Spacious, 2BD 2BA close to all amenities, NS, pet negot. includes all appl’s. $1150.+ util’s. Ref’s reqd. Avail. May 1st. Long term. Please call to view 250-4858861 DOWNTOWN Summerland800sq/ft 1 bdrm Apartment. Only 3 yrs old. Features include: Hardwood Floors, 5 Appls, Pantry, Garbage and Recycling pick-up. Reserved Parking. 2 mins walk to Bank, Grocery Store, Pharmacy, City Hall and more. N/S. N/P. $800/mo + utils. 250-494-9035 Penticton, 2bdrm spacious apartment, $910+util. in clean, quiet 50+ building, elevator, covered parking & close to bus & downtown, ns, np, Avail. now, (250)490-9159 Vancouver Hill, 1bdrm quiet area, ns, np, $675+util. 250497-6369, (250)486-6930 WINFIELD 2 bdrm, 2bath, lakeside w/ priv beach access, pool, hot tub, gym, 6 appl, a/c, f/p, 1070 sq.ft. furn. or not, n/p $1295/mo, Ph: 250-448-4462.

4BDRM, 2bath, 5-appl, fenced backyard, n/p. n/s. $1275/mo avail May 1st 250-462-066 clean 2bdrm 1.5bath, May 1, near all amenities, adults only, $750/mo. plus $375DD, phone anytime, 250-498-3354 non-smoking building, large bright 2bdrm in 4plex, new reno’s and flooring, close to IGA and bus route, private patio, water included, $850+util. 250492-0274 mornings Spacious 3bdrm, 3bath, master bdrm w/en suite & walk-in closet, freshly painted, lg deck, walking distance to DT & lake, f/s/d incl, $1100 + util. Avail now or May 1st 250-809-8943 Summerland, 1200sqft, quiet bi-level, as new, 2bdrm, 1.5bath, 4 appl. amenities close by, ns, np, $875+ low util. 250-494-1927

Mobile Homes & Pads Available immediately, 3-bdrm Mobile home, 25min. out of Penticton, $1075/mo includes util. Ph. 250-497-8957 or 250770-0992

Homes for Rent 3BDRM house Ok Falls, fenced yard, sm shed n/s, n/p. $900+util 250-488-0706 CENTRALLY LOCATED 3 Bdrm house. Fenced Backyard. Close to all amens. Avail May 1, Call 250-486-3111 KEREMEOS across from park, 3bdrm, big yard, f/s w/d n/s, n/p, ref req. $900 month 250-460-1993

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

Oliver, 4bdrm, 3bath, dbl garage, 2bdrm basement, (250)498-2216 Penticton, Edna Ave., small 2bdrm, all appl., fenced yard, avail. May 1, np, ns, $925/mo. (604)533-0302, 250-770-8020

Commercial/ Industrial 2000sqft, suitable for shop, reasonable terms, 250-4935909

Penticton: Newly reno’d 2 bdrm apt. condo for rent, sale or rent-to-own. Close to downtown.To rent $900/mo+ util; To buy $168,000.Call 250-4882567 after 5pm for more info.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Kingsview Properties

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

Homes for Rent

Antiques / Classics

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. 1002 Government St. 159-1458 Penticton Ave. 250488-6875, 250-490-1700 998 Creston, 250-492-7570

1962 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN 4-dr. sedan. 350 Crate Goodwrench motor, new Rochester 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Indy mags. Body in exc. cond., runs well, interior needs work. Excellent car for restoration, $3,500. obo.

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 MOTEL Suites & RV Park, off season rates, Penticton & Summerland 250-492-8422

Office/Retail Central 2nd fl offices + apartments, ea 1000sq.ft, 2 sep entrances + prkg 250-492-5362

Recreation 02 GMC motorhome 26ft, fully loaded for rent. Book early 250-494-3114 EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052.

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Mercedes used parts. ‘91 VW convertible. BMW 633chi ‘79. Peter 250-542-0284. Tires 4 winters & 4 all seasons on rims, N+S175-70R13,fits Ford Escort $300 for all. 250-493-6819 or 250-809-6476

Auto Financing

Rooms for Rent 1 ROOM avail, $475/mo, private-bath ,pool, n/p, n/s, prefer working, 250-809-2697

RV Pads LOT at Swan Lake RV Resort. $550. Long term preferred. Lot will accommodate larger RV’s. 250-275-0661, 250-307-3799

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Shared Accommodation Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl.,250-492-2543 Shared 2bdrm, 2bath, everything included, n/p $550/mo., (250)490-3468, 250-462-0873

Suites, Lower 1 BDRM Bach. suite for rent. $575/mo incl. util. N/S, N/P. Early riser who likes kids & can tolerate some noise. IGA area. 490-0949 or 493-8005. Avail. immed. 2bdrm, 1ba, lrg living rm, sep. laundry, new kitchen, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, avail. April 1, 250-4931093, or 250-486-1924 2BDRM basement, $800/mo. quiet, np, ns, (250)493-8961 2bdrm brand new, basement suite, NP, NS, Wiltse area, Avail. immed, 778-476-4821 2BDRM, large living room, close to Wiltse School, a/c, cable, ns, np, avail April 15., 250-809-7514, 250-490-2028 BRIGHT and spacious, like new, 2bdrm, close to amenities, avail. immed. $975+util. 250-462-2472

Suites, Upper 1BDRM big suite for rent, cable & utilities included 250493-2342 call after 5pm

Cars - Domestic 4315626

1991 FORD Escort hatchback for sale. 5 speed, runs good, recent new alternator, regularly serviced and maintained. Leaving town must sell. $995 OBO. Contact Rob at 250-490-0282 2001 Chrysler Sebring, 4dr,Sedan, mint cond, red, 78K. $6,800. 250-542-4511. 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maintained, $3100 OBO 250-307-4379 2002 CADILLAC Deville DTS 4.6L engine, Fully Loaded Leather, A/T, A/C ETC 274,000 KM Excellent condition and very well maintained. New $70,000. Asking $5,000. Call 250-493-4677 2002 Intrepid SE, silver/gray, 4dr, loaded, A/C, 150,000K, new tires. clean car. $4700. (250)938-5590 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE, white, 4dr, V6, 3.4L, auto, AC, loaded, only 93,000kms, $3995, Ken (250)488-6785 2004 Sunfire, $6000, open to offers, good condition, (250)490-8918, evenings 2006 Honda Civic Ex, 2dr, silver, exc shape, 2sets of tires, $13,900. 250-490-1603 81 Olds Tornado XSC, all power, 5L, body/motor in good, must see $1150obo 250-492-3652 after 5pm IN time for Grad, nice 94 4dr Blazer, new tires/exhaust/front brakes/battery 10 mths ago, runs well body in good cond $4000firm 250-497-8526 250462-6744 8am-8pm MERCEDES 320 Diesel Bluetec, 2008, 15,400k, $53,000. Peter, 250-542-0284

CLOSING OUT SALE 4 to choose from

Utilities Included Stk#C149

RENTALS (250) 770-1948

101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

Bachelors and 1 bdrm’s: Dwntwn f/s, a/c, pkg, secure bldg. incl. util. & cable.............$625.00-$650.00 per mo. Burns Ave. Large 2 bdrm suite, F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, Incl. pkg, storage and water. Quiet, adult oriented complex. No pets. ......... $800.00

Pent. Ave. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, newly updated facing Penticton Creek. F/S, D/W, A/C, carport parking, w/ storage....................$825.00 incl. water. Feb 15: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, F/S, D/W, W/D hook-ups, pkg, fenced yrd. .$ 9 7 5 incl. water

2007 RAM 4X4 HEMI quad cab loaded 81Ks WAS 23,995

2004 SUNFIRE auto air 111Ks WAS 6,995

1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible, softop & hardtop, exc.cond. $14,500 Peter 250542-0284 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, incl.winter tires on rims, manual, all serviced at Acura. $14,000. 250-309-4920. 2007 Corvette, Z06, silver, 6-spd, 505HP, 1453kms, warranty $59,997. 250-276-3286 MERCEDES 230SLK Ex. cond., sport convertible, 140K, only $18,500. 250-469-4056

Motorcycles 1984 HONDA Nighthawk, 750cc, 30,000 orig kms, $1995. 250-864-1001. 2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100, 52,000kms, loaded. $5,900. 1997 Goldwing w/trailer, 116,000 kms. $11,500. 250545-7914. 2004 Honda 150, $1900, 250493-7218 2006 HD Softtail Deuce, 14k, Screaming Eagles pipes, other extras, $14,000. 250-542-5804 2008 Suzuki DRX125L, ridden 3 times, $2500. (250)542-7429 2008 Yamaha WR250R, dual sport, 4000kms, like new. $5600 250-487-7453 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. www.vtwinokanagan.ca or 250-764-7075

Off Road Vehicles Cars - Domestic

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Property Management

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Cars - Sports & Imports

Stk#C141

2001 TIBURON RED 5spd loaded 112Ks WAS 8,995

NOW.......$6,507 NOW.......$18,272 NOW.......$4,714 2006 CHEV 4X4 EXT LS 5.3 4dr 81Ks WAS 21,995 Stk#T238 NOW $17,387 2004 ALERO loaded 3.4 only 82ks WAS 8,995 Stk#C146 NOW $6,388 WAS 16,995 Stk#T232 NOW $13,576 2005 DAKOTA quad cab SLT 80Ks WAS 9,995 Stk#T235 NOW $6,883 2001 SANTA FE auto 4WD eff SUV 2005 RAM SLT sport 3500 diesel 4x4 quad Stk#T241 OFFERS WAS 5,995 Stk#C138 NOW $3,331 2001 ACCENT auto very eff 122Ks

PART TIME AUTO SALES 772 ECKHARDT AVE. W., PENTICTON 250-492-3488 NEXT TO ANN’S CERAMICS ONE BLOCK EAST OF SOEC

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2009 Polaris Sportsman 800, winch, auto, 163kms, extd warranty, theft protection, $9500obo, 250-490-5033 DINGO 5HP Dune Buggy, roll cage, good shape & runs good. $375obo 250-487-8678

Recreational/Sale 1985 16’ Bonair travel trailer, very good cond. $5000 obo. 250-546-2614. 1985 Class C 25’ Empress MH, exc.cond. lots of extras, sleeps 6, Asking $12,700 obo. View online @ Kijiji & Castanet 250-545-2015, 250-307-4899. 1988 Vanguard 5th wheel 22.5ft, m/w, 3w fridge, queen bed, 2 awnings, new battery/tires last yr. Well maintained $4000 250-493-8839 1992 Kustom Koach 5th wheel, 26.5’, fully loaded & serviced, sleeps 6, updated interior, brand new tires, brakes, battery & awning in ‘09 c/w hitch & lots of extras. Perfect cond., $9000. Must See. Call 250-499-5101 1994 Dodge 20’ mo/home, WestVan classic, v/g cond. low kms, fully equip. + extras, $13,650 obo. (250)542-6478 1995 Class “A” 32’ Winnebago Adventurer, wide body, 454 GM motor, 62,000km., ex. cond. no-smoke, fridge, 4burner stove, queen bed, mirco oven, h/w heater, forced air furn., generator,+other opts., sleep 6, serious inquiries pls., asking $28,000.obo., 250-7684814 aft. 5pm. 1997 20.5’ Slumber Queen 5th wheel, queen bed, rear dinette, very clean, 250-542-9968 1998 Sportsman 23ft, 5th wheel, well looked after, exc cond, lots of storage, shower, queen bed, hitch incl $11,900 250-494-1396 2001 Hornet 5th wheel, 25.5ft, fully-loaded, 12ft slide, $9500obo, quick sale, 250499-0359 Keremeos 2002 KODIAK. Compact 5th wheel 1/2 ton towable. Solid Oak Cabinets, new tires, All fiberglass construction. $17,000 - must sell open to reasonable offers. Ph: 250-770-8147. 2004 Commander 35’, work horse chassis, 24,000mls., 2 full slides, most opts., many extras, ex. cond. in/out, no p/s, asking $82,000. 250-707-3335 93 Travel trailer 17ft $7500obo, 6ft bedcap, green, for p/u truck $150, 4 5-bolt aluminum mag rims $200/all 250-493-2692 250-462-1886


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27ft 2005 Skyline Weekender trailer, great family travel trailer, like new condition, sleeps 6, no inside smoking, incl. levelling jacks and 10,000lb RV pro-equalizer hitch, asking, $16,550obo, (250)485-2348, leb051@yahoo.ca Why buy new when used will do? 1991 35ft Dutchman trailer, new furnace, fridge, hot water tank, AC, winter pkg, under Chassis heating, 3pce bath, excellent cond., $7000obo, must sell, (Oliver), 778-439-0125 after 6pm

2002 KIA Sportage $6,000 Manual trans A/C cruise, CD, power - steering, windows, brakes, mirrors. Very clean runs great.Larry 250-497-6563

2001 Chev Silverado 2500HD, Durmax diesel, Allison trans. 4WD, std-cab, longbox, c/w matching Hirise canopy, new 10 ply tires, brakes, mechanic owned & maintained, beautiful condition! $14,500. 250-5503221.

EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 38, 5’7”. Shylynn. Healing hands. 859-9584

Recreational/Rent 94 Dodge Getaway Van, good cond, 197kms, $12,000obo 250-495-4858

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Free tow away and safe disposal of your unwanted vehicles no wheels? no papers? no problem! Fast and professional. Mike 250-486-4278. maydaytowing@gmail.com 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

SCRAP cars hauled. Must be intact, small charge poss, will also trade cars 4 tows, call Chubb’s towing 492-1078

Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Chilkoot Edition, black, 4WD, auto, a/c, cd player, exc. cond. $6000. 250-542-1574

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2003 Nissan XTerra S.E 4wd, loaded, V6, auto, 85,000k, exc cond $14,500 250-492-8087

Towing $40 In town towing for cars & light duty trucks Chubb’s Towing 250-492-1078

Trucks & Vans 1985 Mercedes diesel camperized Van, 5spd, high roof, exc.cond $14,500. Peter 250542-0284. 1989 Dodge Dakota P/U long box, 3.9L, standard, good cond, 4x4, 250-492-3158 250328-8140 $1400obo 1990 Nissan Kingcab, auto, canopy, sturdy boat rack, sunroof, 249K, $1275 Firm (250)545-0414 1991 Mitsubishi Pjero, 4dr, green, diesel, 104,000km, 1994 Chevrolet S10, 2000 Ford F150, 250-485-2497 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, 7 passenger, white, good tires, class 2 hitch, roof rack, good cond.$2,000. 250-833-2444. 1997 International 4900-DT 466E flat deck Eaton 6 spd Tranny, air brakes 33000 km on new engine CV Inspection, steel deck good rubber Fassi F145 Knuckle Boom with forks & straps. $24900 Ray 250 308-0157 2000 GMC 3500 4x4, crew cab, L/B, good cond, no rust, $5,900 firm. 250-503-0320.

2009 GMC Sierra, ext. cab, 4x4, loaded, under 15kms, ext. warranty, $34,000 obo. (250)838-0153, 250-713-3591 DUMP Trucks, Single Axle, Good Selection. Lease expiring! See on kijiji.ca or castanet Call Doug @ 250-862-7189 Kelowna. Need Cash? Cash Factory Loans offers Payday, CTB, EI, & Pension Loans up to $800, collateral Loans up to $10,000, now offering Cheque Cashing & Tax Returns! Money in Minutes! 366 Main Street across from City Centre Fitness or 250-493-7999

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PURPOSE: Proposal: amend the OCP and Zoning Bylaws to facilitate a land exchange between the Regional District and Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-op in order that the parcel occupied by the Naramata Water System’s pumping station is brought under public ownership.

Amendments: OCP from P to C Zoning from PR to C1s

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:

Amendment Bylaw No. 2459.04, 2010: to amend the Zoning Bylaw by changing the zoning designation of Lots 1-3, Plan KAP73160, DL 210 & 4225, SDYD from General Commercial Site Specific (C1s) to Residential Single Family One (RS1); and Lot 4, Plan KAP73160, DL 210 & 4225, SDYD from General Commercial Site Specific (C1s) to Park and Recreation (PR); and Lot 15 and 16, Block 57A, Plan 2160 DL 210, SDYD from Park and Recreation (PR) to General Commercial Site Specific (C1s).

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1981 17’6” Campion w/Caulkins trailer, new heat exchanger/water cooler. 165 Merc Cruiser, sleeper seats $6000obo 250-487-1091

Lots 1-4, Plan KAP73160, District Lot 210, SDYD; and Lots 15 & 16, Block 57A, Plan 2160, District Lot 210 & 4225, SDYD

Amendment Bylaw No. 2458.01, 2010: to amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw by changing the land use designation of Lot 15 and 16, Block 57A, Plan 2160 DL 210, SDYD from Park (P) to Commercial (C); and Lot 4, Plan KAP73160, DL 210 & 4225, SDYD from Low Density Residential (LR) to Park (P).

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A NEW PENTICTON ZONING BYLAW Public Open House, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Council Chambers, City Hall, 171 Main Street WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? The Zoning Bylaw Review process is nearing its completion of Phase 3 – Public Consultation and the next event in this phase is to review the comments received to date on the draft Zoning Bylaw. The goals of the draft bylaw are to simplify and modernize the zoning regulations, improve the clarity and usability of the bylaw and strengthen the Zoning Bylaws ties to the Official Community Plan.

VIEW COPIES OF THE PROPOSED BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public and all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw Nos. 2458.01 & 2459.04, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: planning@rdos.bc.ca Web: www.rdos.bc.ca Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer

Be Àrst to add to the story or read what you neighbour thinks. Be a part of your community paper. Comment online.

To gain feedback from the community, we • conducted a Public Open House on March 17, 2010; • completed scheduled one-on-one meetings with concerned community members; and • carried out a development community forum. The Open House on April 21, 2010 will display presentation boards with the comments received throughout the public consultation phase. We want to ensure all the comments have been captured prior to presenting a report to City Council. This is the public’s opportunity to review the comments and provide additional feedback on the draft Zoning Bylaw. HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? An open house is scheduled for April 21, 2010 at the Council Chambers in City Hall from 4pm to 8pm. This is a time to allow persons to review the displays, discuss their zoning issues with the consultant and City planning staff. Upon completion of this public event, a final report on phase 3 of the Zoning Bylaw Review will be presented to City Council. The proposed bylaw will affect development standards in Penticton. YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT TO US

A copy of the proposed Penticton Zoning Bylaw and map may be viewed on the second floor of City Hall, 171 Main Street, between 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday or on the City of Penticton website at www.penticton.ca. For further information, contact David Widdis, City Planning at 250-490-2528.

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ou thought he was fast at the Olympics? You should have seen gold medalist Jon Montgomery on Saturday — flying through the course as auctioneer at the Gala of Hope fundraiser. Just as he causes spectators to rise to their feet at the ice track, he had them raising their bidding cards at the dinner supporting cancer projects. The sold-out Okanagan event was a great success. It’s both impressive and heartwarming to see the many individuals and businesses who step up to offer high-priced items for sale, and to see the generous bidding that follows. (My target for the night was a 2003 HarleyDavidson Sportster, donated by the good people over at Kreator Custom Motorcycles. One glance from my wife and I realized I’d be riding solo if I raised my bid card, sooo ...)

STOCKWELL DAY MP REPORT

On the note of people working together, you really need to see how quickly the seniors affordable housing project is going up in Penticton. I was just there to do the official groundbreaking ceremony with MLA Bill Barisoff and Mayor Dan Ashton. The ground was well broken before we got there to do the symbolic shovel routine. As a matter of fact, the walls of this 58-unit project are already up. The feds and province together have invested $3.2 million to make this happen.

The really impressive donor is the Kiwanis Club. They put up the land (valued at over $1 million) and over $1 million cash equity to qualify for the federal/ provincial money. Hats off to all you Kiwanis folks for keeping the dream alive all these years. Other infrastructure projects we launched this week included the wastewater diversion away from Osoyoos Lake and highway improvements north of there and on Highway 3 to Keremeos. Last week I also drove up to Revelstoke to announce three highway improvement projects in three national parks. By the way, if you literally want to eat the food of champions, drop into The Modern restaurant and bakery in downtown Revelstoke. Among the amazing dishes they serve up they also supplied fresh baked bread to the Athletes Village during the Olympics.

I recommend the honey and nut and the whole grain. I bought three loaves. And their soup is awesome. But get there early for lunch. At 11:30 the place was already busy. From there it was a drive through a snowfall to Kamloops. The pulp and paper plant there is doing a multi-million dollar retrofit through our Green Transformation Program. When the new boilers and systems are in place it will mean a reduction of emissions by 70 per cent. After that announcement I met with some students and faculty to talk about their hopes for the future and how their careers will get them there. There was no talk of recession or worry about finding jobs with these young people. They are confident and proactive. Made me feel good about the future. Along with Ron Cannan and Colin Mayes, the official opening of

the new passport office serving the Okanagan and Interior marked the end of a long journey. Thanks to everyone who persisted in making for a period of years to finally see this happen. No more having to drive all the way to Surrey to get passport applications in. Hard to believe there were 48,000 applications from our region last year. People at the opening were asking me if the 10-year passport will become a reality. Progress is being made on that possibility. Will keep you tuned in when I get an update. All in all, a busy week in and around the constituency and B.C. Tune in next week for my review of the week in the House of Commons. Stockwell Day is the member of Parliament for Okanagan Coquihalla and the president of the Treasury Board.

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The Card can be applied towards the purchase of recommended vehicle service and maintenance, as speciďŹ ed in your vehicle ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual, including auto detailing and/or any new GM approved part (excluding winter tire purchases) associated with the corresponding vehicle service or maintenance. The GM approved part must be either GM Original Equipment (OE) or ACDelco, purchased from General Motors. The purchased recommended service, maintenance and/or new GM approved part is only applicable on the eligible vehicle identiďŹ ed on the Card via the Vehicle IdentiďŹ cation Number (â&#x20AC;&#x153;VINâ&#x20AC;?). Eligible customers will receive the Card from their Dealer approximately 6-8 weeks after vehicle purchase. Customer must present the Card at time of maintenance, service or parts purchase. Facsimiles and photocopies will not be accepted. For lost or stolen cards, please contact 1-866-874-9018 (fee may be applied for card replacement). Card expires thirty six (36) months after date of vehicle purchase as indicated on Card. Card is not VIN transferrable and may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. Void where prohibited by law. See your GM dealer for details. Subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. xDependability based on longevity, as sourced from R. L. Polk Canada, Inc.; Canadian Vehicle in Operation registrations as of July 1, 2007 (Model Years 1988 to 2006) and Total New Vehicle Registrations for the full-size light-duty pickup truck segment, including chassis cabs. Based on % of vehicles remaining in operation, weighted on age of vehicle. 1$1,500 Bonus available to: (i) current GMAC Lease customers; or (ii) current owners of a Saturn, SAAB, Pontiac or Hummer. $1,000 Bonus available only to customers who currently own a GM vehicle and are not eligible for the $1,500 Bonus. To be eligible for a GM Owner Loyalty Bonus, customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GM vehicle must be registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months. $1,000/$1,500 Bonus may be applied towards the purchase/ďŹ nance/lease of an eligible new 2009/2010/2011 Model Year Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle, delivered between 03/08/10-06/30/10. Ineligible vehicles: Aveo, Camaro, Cobalt, Corvette ZR1, Equinox, Terrain, all Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer vehicles, and all medium duty trucks. Offer applies to new or demonstrator models. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and may contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. See your local GM dealer for details. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. **$1,000 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;current pickup truck owner bonusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,200 ($10,000 plus $1,200 applicable taxes). After applying $1,000 bonus, after tax price is $10,200 ($885 reduced purchase price plus $115 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $885 reduction from the purchase price and the $115 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price. $1,000 bonus is available only to customers who currently own a GM or Competitive Pickup Truck registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months. The bonus may be applied towards the purchase/ďŹ nance/lease of an eligible new 2009/2010/Model Year Chevrolet Silverado LD, Avalanche or GMC Sierra LD, delivered between 03/12/10-04/30/10. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and may contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. zPurchase ďŹ nancing available on select 2010 models on approved GMAC credit only. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%/1.9% for 48 months with $0 down, the monthly payment is $208.33/$216.52. Cost of borrowing is $0/$392.72, total obligation is $10,000.00/$10,392.72. Offers with 0% ďŹ nancing are unconditionally interest free.

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