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Crews reach hectic pace on pool work BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The long construction process made pressingly quick by federal and provincial funding deadlines is well underway at the Penticton Community Centre as wrecking crews have begun gutting the building while outside workers drive steel piles into the ground where a new section will be added. On the top south corner of the centre, there is only a chunk of ripped turquoise tubing left where the pool’s waterslide once jutted out from the building. Below it, a big circular hole remains where the slide used to reenter. Through the hole, along with through all of the removed exit doors, industrial fans pump fresh air into the aquatics area. Inside, only the deep end of the pool has any water left in it — about five feet to keep pressure from groundwater pushing the pool apart. Workers use two escalators to dig out the area where the children’s pool used to be, while two others chip away at the tiles of the main swimming tank. There is dust everywhere. Site superintendent Nick McDonald says that with such an aggressive schedule, construction services management company Stuart Olson has had to find some innovative solutions in order to manage time and space to meet the project’s deadline. At an estimated $23.8 million to build, the project requires over $15 million of funding from provincial and federal infrastructure stimulus grants, money that the city will only get in full if it is “substantially completed” by next March 31. “One of the issues on a fast-track project is that you’re getting a lot of work done concurrently instead of

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CONSTRUCTION WORKER Bleau Phillip is framed by the tattered walls of the community centre pool as he prepares to measure a section of the excavation site. Work on the new and expanded portions of the centre are well underway inside and out.

waiting for each trade to get finished before starting the next one,” said McDonald. “We are looking at ways to create new work zones. One of them is putting in a suspended scaffolding up from the ceiling so that we can do a lot of work at elevation while using mechanical vehicles on the ground.” Currently, according to the city’s recreation manager Dave Lieskovsky, there are three contractor companies working on site: Greyback Construction, West Shore Constructors and H&M Contracting.

A Penticton company, Greyback is responsible for the demolition inside the building including the excavation of the pool deck, removal of some walls, dismantling of the existing mechanical equipment and elimination of the pool change-rooms. Outside, H&M Contracting is on site to do the majority of excavation required for the 2,000 square metre add on to the building, while West Shore Constructors is installing the approximately 500 steel piles to support the new structure. “Test piles will initially be driven

in order to determine the type and depth for the pile program to be completed,” explained Lieskovsky. “The testing portion of this schedule will occur over one to two days and the remainder of the program will take approximately three weeks to complete.” On Monday, the pool’s head architect, Bruce Carscadden, gave council an update on the project, noting that it is at a significant juncture. Carscadden walked council through the pool’s new concept design which includes a 10-lane, 25-metre

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Helicopter company left in holding pattern MARK BRETT Western News Staff

After nearly three ‘frustrating’ years of trying to move his helicopter operations to Penticton Regional Airport, Paul Gibbons is considering taking his business elsewhere. The president of Gibbons Management Inc., which owns Riverside Helicopters Ltd. and Heliswiss Helicopters Ltd., claims he has received almost no help from local airport management in his attempt to set up shop here. “Everything I’m getting is negative and it would be nice to hear something positive. If you and I have this conversation in a year’s time, nothing’s going to have changed, and if I’m wrong I’ll apologize right now, but I don’t think so,” said Gibbons, who currently operates out of Langley Regional Airport. “It’s too bad because I think Penticton Airport has got a lot of opportunity, but I don’t think you’re going to see the airport become the first-class facility that it should be.” He’s particularly upset that the only available lots for lease at the airport are not serviced and if he was successful in getting a lease his company would be responsible for the associated costs of having the services put in place without any form of compensation. “All I can tell you is by this week or next I’ll own 10 acres in the industrial park in OK Falls because I can’t wait and I’m sure as hell not going to pay $200,000 to the federal government to put in sewer and water,” said Gibbons. “I’m not going to go and spend a whole lot of money putting infrastructure into a facility and not get compensated for it. I don’t mind paying for it if they’re going to take it off my lease. “I like doing business, but business to me is I make a buck — I’m not saying make a thousand — but I’m sure as hell not going to

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PAUL GIBBONS of Riverside Helicopters with one of his rotary wing aircraft. The Lower Mainland businessman has been trying without success to move to the Penticton Regional Airport.

lose a buck.” Wherever he locates, the plan is to build an 8,000-10,000-square-foot hanger and employ between 10 and 15 people. The companies he owns do helicopter overhauls and lease rotary wing aircraft to other companies throughout North America and overseas. “I’m willing to spend the money and build a facility and bring people there, is that not what it’s all about?” said Gibbons. “We filled out the application form and we wait and we wait to see whether we’re accepted or not. Hold on here a

second, do you have something for lease or do you not have something for lease?” The forms he is referring to are known as expression of interest and outline what his intentions are for the property. Meanwhile, Penticton Airport manager David Allen does not feel having Gibbons as a lease holder would “justify” the expense of putting in the services. “We’d need a little bit more than just what he would provide,” said Allen. “Basically he didn’t bring a whole lot of sustainability to the

airport. He wasn’t going to provide us with any landing fees or terminal usage fees, just the land lease and put a building down. If you’re not going to use the runway... that’s where we make our money, I don’t know if it would play a big part. “You go for the highest use of the land for the sustainability of the airport.” The Penticton Airport is operated by Transport Canada. The manager added there are currently no plans to open up any of the property in the foreseeable future. “If we had other expressed interest in lots up there we could look at putting them all into a basket and extend the services and pay for it and recoup it by amortizing the costs over the lease, but that’s not the case,” he said. Allen had also suggested to Gibbons he enquire among the current lease holders about the possibility of subleasing, which the company owner said he did, however, was unable to find what he was looking for. Gibbons also had a hard time understanding why the airport would enter into an agreement with an existing tenant for lease of several serviced lots adjacent to their current facility which remain empty. Allen said those lease arrangements were in the final stages of negotiations when he was approached by the Lower Mainland businessman. “Why would you want to lease it to someone if they’re not going to bring more people, more business?” said Gibbons. “There are several huge sites there and if they’re going to take them all and build an 18,000-square-foot hanger, good for them, but there’s nothing official. I don’t believe in maybes, and when somebody says there’s nothing official, well, we’ve been waiting three years, when is it going to be official?”

City draws a line in the sand over smoking on beaches BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Philosophically, smoking on Penticton’s many public beaches is now banned. In practice, however, it is merely frowned upon, as city council voted 4-2 Monday “to educate people on the philosophy of no smoking on (Penticton’s) beaches,” with the possibility of initiating a “positive PR campaign” in the future, carried out in partnership with other agencies such as Interior Health or the Canadian Cancer Society, to advertise not to smoke or leave cigarette butts in Penticton’s

parks and beaches. The initiative came as a recommendation from the city’s parks and recreation advisory committee after, according to the committee’s minutes, discussions involving complaints from people being exposed to secondhand smoke on the city’s beaches and the number of cigarette butts being left at the beaches. The committee concluded that should council create a no smoking bylaw, it may be unenforceable, as city officials have found it difficult to enforce similar rules, such as the littering bylaw. “The City Of Vancouver has in

fact stated that there will be no smoking on their beaches and they have in fact imposed a bylaw,” explained Coun. Judy Sentes, who chairs the committee. “We recognized through discussion at the committee level that (a beach smoking ban) would be hard to oversee and implement, so with the co-operation of (director of parks, recreation and culture John) Kirbyson we have asked the signage to be put up to speak to the philosophy of no smoking on beaches, and that will afford an education opportunity and perhaps we can promote that everyone appreciates the freedom of our fresh air.”

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“Most of the time I wouldn’t allow people to smoke in my own business, but that is because it was in an enclosed area and it is completely different than being out in the air that God gave us to enjoy whether you like to smoke or not,” said Vassilaki, stressing that he himself is a non-smoker. “Smoking is an addictive drug and you can put up a 1,000 signs along both beaches — that ain’t going to stop smokers from smoking or from putting their butts out on the sand. “I will be voting against the motion just for the reason that we are micromanaging people to the extent that it is unbearable.”

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Move For Health Day is going to try and put Penticton back on the move, with opportunities to get out and get active. The events scheduled for Monday encourage Penticton residents to practise healthy living while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. “We live in a beautiful city and it’s a fantastic excuse to go for a beautiful walk,” said Susi Wilkinson, Interior Health’s integrated health centre manager. Move for Health Day is just a small step toward the bigger picture of leading a healthy lifestyle Wilkinson said, stressing the importance of being health conscious. “We’re the fattest

we’ve ever been in North America,” Wilkinson said. “We have to take care of the old machinery a little bit, and do a bit of maintenance on our bodies.” Wilkinson works with those who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and knows that living an active life is critical in controlling your health. “(Exercise) prevents chronic illness, but is also a way for people with chronic illnesses to take care of themselves,” she said. “It is a critical part of looking after ourselves; just like brushing our teeth in the morning.” Monday’s events kick off with the ECOmmunity En’owkin Endangered Cottonwoods Tour from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This four-


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SUSI WILKINSON of Interior Health stays active by going for a run after work. Living an active lifestyle is one the messages of Monday’s Move for Health Day.

fall off the wagon of being active,” said Pope, Penticton’s recreation coordinator. “So I hope this will encourage people to get back on the wagon.” Being a celebrity is not a requirement to get involved, as “the whole idea is to get people moving,” Szabo said. “If you are a celebrity, a wannabe celebrity or even if you want to dress up as a celebrity we just want to get people out,” said Szabo. Wilkinson said the events of Move For Health Day are not protests to unhealthy living,

but rather celebrations of living healthy and a reminder of the importance of staying active throughout our years. “I think citizens should come out to set an example if they believe in a little bit of self care,” Wilkinson said. “It’s just a wonderful reminder for ourselves and our children.” For more information on Move for Health Day visit mfhd. For specific information on Penticton’s Move for Health Day events call 250-4937394.

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Parents given a dose of reality KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

“Welcome to the party,� said a staggering teen as his guests arrived for an alcohol and drug-fueled house party. The Grade 12 student from Pen High offers his guests a beer, not one obliges as the wide-eyed parents enter into a house of chaos. The student, Ryan Fraser, is actually an actor in what has been dubbed a reality party. Sponsored by Pathways Addictions Resource Centre, the mock party is a novel approach to demonstrate first-hand to parents incidents that typically take place at many teen parties. This is followed by a forum where parents, youth and professionals can talk about the issues. Parents, some with their teenage children, walked through a scene of drunken teens sucking back hard liquor and bingeing on beer on Wednesday night. Scenarios play out of girls being taken advantage of when the drug GHB is unknowingly poured into their drinks while a fight breaks out in the backyard amongst drunken rowdy boys who are then arrested by the police. Leona MacDonald has a 14-year-old and was one of the parent guests who walked through the scenes playing out at the reality party. Many of the incidents didn’t shock her. “No, I kind of knew what to expect at this party. This is an excellent way to help parents ... any information we are equipped with helps. I wish more kids would have came out (to watch) so they know what their parents know,� said MacDonald.











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AUXILIARY RCMP OFFICER Justin Hazzard arrests a student posing as a drunken teen during a reality party. Parents were invited to walk through the mock party to witness some of the situations that can take place at teen parties.

“The time to teach our children isn’t when they get to high school, it’s a long time ago. You have to prepare this years and years ago and let them know what is going on so they aren’t surprised. This is a new life to them, high school is quite a shocker.� Pathways youth outreach councillor Daryl Meyers said the reality party isn’t supposed to scare parents, but rather help them understand the culture and face the current realities. At the same time she hopes it will assist parents in opening up communication with their teens and discuss what to do if they find themselves or a friend in any of the scenarios. This is the second time the reality party has been hosted, and Meyers said they were at capacity

for the amount of participants. “We had more people come through than last time we held this and my co-worker Chad Teigen, who was facilitating the bus tour part, received very favourable feedback from parents about the reality party and the panel discussion,� said Meyers, adding anyone who has questions or wanting information on teenage drinking or drug abuse can contact her at Pathways at 250492-0400. “They can certainly call Pathways and we can help with any questions in general. I also facilitate a Parenting Wisely course that covers all kinds of issues not just drugs and alcohol. The six-week program is free of charge and will probably run again in the fall,� said Meyers.











Council opposes downtown strip club BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The 300 block of Main Street is not an appropriate location for a strip club, according to many surrounding businesses and some members of Penticton council. Council voted 4-1 Monday to oppose the application by the owners of Nite Moves to the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to extend the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours of operation to 11 a.m to 2 a.m., from the current 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 11 a.m., said owner Gus Dommasch, would allow Nite Moves to compete against Slack Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show Pub (open 11:30 a.m. to midnight), the only other bar in Penticton that offers adult entertainment. Dommasch asserted that every business should have competition, and that the extension of Nite Movesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hours would not have a negative impact on the community. However, according to Downtown Penticton Association executive director Barb Haynes, business owners in the neighbourhood started to voice concerns regarding the potential of having a strip club on Main Street. A DPA survey, sent to about 74 storefront businesses in the area and returned by 52, found 43 respondents against the application and only one in support, with eight having no opinion. Jolm Dimopoulos, owner of Mykonos Pizza and Spaghetti House, was particularly concerned as there seems to be some indication that his restaurant would be supplying food to the patrons of Nite Moves. Dimopoulos said that he told club representatives Mykonos would not

supply food service beyond the odd delivery. Tony Chan, owner and operator of Slack Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, also had concerns regarding what he called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;questionable clienteleâ&#x20AC;? an adult entertainment establishment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as the one he runs less than three blocks away on Front Street â&#x20AC;&#x201D; would attract to Pentictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown, presenting a list of problems including parking issues, noise disruptions, smoking and littering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hire especially one maintenance guy to clean up the streets and calm down the noises on weekends,â&#x20AC;? Chan told council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you really want to have something like that in downtown Penticton?â&#x20AC;? Councillors Dan Albas, Judy Sentes, Garry Litke and Andrew Jakubeit all opposed Nite Movesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; application. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The issue I have with adult entertainment is that (Nite Moves) is in our prime or heart of the downtown,â&#x20AC;? said Jakubeit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no issues with adult entertainment, but not in our prime retail restaurant area where we are catering to families and seniors and tourists alike.â&#x20AC;? Both Litke and Sentes said they thought naming Mykonos as a food supplier for the club discredited the application, with Litke stating that detail had changed his mind. Mayor Dan Ashton was the only member of council not to reject the application outright. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am not in support of adult entertainment in our downtown but I am in support of extending the hours,â&#x20AC;? Ashton clarified. Despite councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of support, Dommasch may still proceed with his application to the BCLC. And, according to Nite Movesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; existing licence, the club may provide adult entertainment during its current hours without councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approval.



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ast week, in a sudden fit of generosity, the federal government announced a plan allowing Grade 8 students across the country free access to Canada’s national parks and historic sites. It sounds like a nice idea, but a number of questions spring to mind regarding this latest government initiative — like what about all the Grade 9 students? Or students in any grade, for that matter? All joking aside, there are some very serious questions about the feds introducing such a measure, with the cost of it topping the list for a cash-strapped government that is already claiming there isn’t enough money in the pot for many programs that aid people. In May, the federal government will be issuing more than 400,000 “My Parks Pass” to Grade 8 students across the country, allowing a year’s free access. Stockwell Day, the MP for Okanagan Coquihalla, was the lucky politician that got to make the local announcement. According to the release, he was pleased to be passing on the “exciting” news about the Parks Canada led program, saying it was “a great way for students to connect with Canada’s natural and historical treasures.” The government isn’t handing out any hard figures on the cost of this program, but let’s face it, there is going to be a significant price tag — starting with all the press conferences to announce it, which took place across the country. Designing, printing and getting those 400,000 passes out to the students isn’t going to be cheap either — then throw in the bureaucracy need to manage the program. And all this for just a year’s free access for a small portion of the K-12 student population. We agree getting young people into parks and historic sites is desirable, but suggest that simply opening the doors for all of them would have been less expensive and more inclusive. Just imagine giving all students access to historic sites and parks so they could both learn about them and learn to enjoy them — now there’s an idea worth considering.

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f aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,” said the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, late last month. He warned scientists not to try to communicate with extra-terrestrials, pointing out that “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” Hawking’s concern is shared by others in the field. They don’t object to passive SETI: it can’t do any harm to ‘Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence’ by listening with radio telescopes for the radio emissions of civilizations around other stars. However, they think that active SETI — sending out messages saying “Here we are” — is just asking for trouble. “Active SETI ... is a deliberate attempt to provoke a response by an alien civilization whose capabilities, intentions and distance are not known to us,” wrote Michael Michaud, former deputy director of the Office of International Security Policy in the U.S. State Department, in 2005. The recent discovery of at least 400 planets orbiting nearby stars makes the issue more urgent, for we now know that planets are very common in our galaxy. There have already been attempts at active SETI. In 1974 Frank Drake, the astronomer who founded the SETI project,


used the Arecibo radio telescope to beam a message towards the globular star cluster M13, which has over a million stars in it. But M13 is 25,000 light-years away, so we have at least 25,000 years to prepare for any response to the message. In 2008, however, a highpowered message was sent to the Gliese 581 system, a five-planet system that is only 20 light years away and has two planets in the “habitable zone” for life. The message will get there in 2029. Several messages have been beamed to other nearby planetary systems since then, in the blithe assumption that anybody there will be friendly. Scientist and author Jared Diamond has said that “those astronomers now preparing again to beam radio signals out to hoped-for extraterrestrials are naive, even dangerous.” Michael Michaud was equally concerned, warning that “an Active SETI signal ... might call us to the attention of a technological civilization that

had not known of our existence. We cannot assume that such a civilization would be benign, nor can we assume that interstellar flight is impossible for a species more technologically advanced than our own.” One assumption embedded in all these warnings is obvious: that life and even intelligence are probably quite common in the universe. But the other implicit assumption, made even by an outstanding theoretical physicist like Hawking, is that light-speed or faster-than-light travel may be possible. If it isn’t, then there would be little reason to worry about hostile aliens. They would have no conceivable motive to engage in interstellar raids or conquest, or even interstellar trade, if travel between the stars takes hundreds or thousands of years. Our current knowledge of physics says that faster-than-light travel is impossible, but leading scientists in the field clearly believe that today’s physics may not have the final answers. We will have to leave that question open for a while, but there are two ways to test the assumption that life is common in the universe. It will be several decades before we can go to Mars and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn to see if life exists (or once existed) there, but if life really starts up almost anywhere that conditions are suitable, then it’s unlikely that it would have emerged just once here on Earth. All the familiar forms of life

on Earth have the same biochemical make-up, which points to a single, common ancestor. But the vast majority of species on this planet are microbes, and we have scarcely begun to explore their diversity. Among them there may be species that have a different biochemical basis, perhaps living in isolated parts of the biosphere, or maybe even co-existing with mainstream life. If we ever found microbes of a different biochemical lineage, we would know that life here has arisen more than once. If so, then it’s probably as common as dirt all across the universe. There is another way to test for extra-terrestrial life. As our ability to examine the atmospheres of planets circling other stars improves, we should eventually be able to detect the characteristic changes that abundant life of our kind causes in an atmosphere. Failing to find those changes would not be definitive proof that life is very rare in the universe, but it would be a very strong indication. In the meantime, maybe it would be wiser not to go looking for trouble. As astronomer Zdenek Kopal said 20 years ago: “Should we ever hear the space-phone ringing, for God’s sake let us not answer, but rather make ourselves as inconspicuous as possible to avoid attracting attention!” Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.



Letters Centre doesn’t live up to billing In Mayor Dan Ashton’s recent comments on the city budget he referred to the “expense we incurred having a world-class events centre.” This comment, while not particularly revealing, does contain two disconcerting elements. The first is the reference to South Okanagan Events Centre as “world class.” This may have been the original intention, but it is certainly not the reality. Neither in terms of architecture, size, nor attendance is the facility “world class.” The term is frequently misused, usually by boosters concerning locations or facilities, which don’t quite make it. If a place is truly of a class to be equivalent to the best in the world it is usually not necessary to say so. To refer to SOEC as world-class is clearly absurd. It doesn’t just not quite make it, it isn’t even close. It is a lumbering construction, which is far too big and far too expensive for the place where it was built. The second disturbing element is the references to “expenses we incurred” in the past tense. This implies that, relating to SOEC, the expenses are in the past. But that is surely not the case. In a recent telling letter by Ms. Elvena Slump, she estimated that the city, through operating losses, debt repayments, loss of unrestricted casino money and Global Spectrum management fees, is paying $6.3 million a year for this “world-class” facility. These expenses will continue and there is no suggestion in the mayor’s comments as to how they will be

Spray brings health risk

I have been picking cherries since 1966. My dad had an orchard and he sprayed. When times have been tough I have had to rely on orchards to get us by and most were sprayed orchards. Last summer was another one of those years. The person that I worked for had his cherries literally white with spray and the leaves too. My thinking was that sprays go dead in three to seven days; this is what I understood, and living in the Okanagan Valley all these years I was not in touch with the truth. So I picked. After a few days my arms and legs got red and itchy and then they started to swell along with my chin. A couple of other pickers got little goose pimples and an itch. What I ended up with was a bad case of atopic dermatitis, often found in people with asthma or allergies once it goes through its cycle. Cortisone, which takes away the itch so it is bearable, can only be prescribed three times before it becomes dangerous to you. Save yourself if you are going to pick — wear long sleeves, pants, gloves if possible and wash. Also more than a few orchardists have been fined for over spraying. Do not work in orchard that is over-sprayed, but report them. A lot of other people’s health is at stake. If orchardists do over-spray they have the ability to rinse the trees off with a detergent spray to protect those they hire to work for them. There is no excuse except ignorance. Protect yourself and others from this condition. Atopic dermatitis is not worth the risk, learn all you can about it. Kenneth Reid Cawston

Market’s roots run deep

As a founder and president of the Penticton Farmers’ Market for seven years, I personally very much appreciate the editorial and articles

contained. Despite an earlier promise of “no holds barred action” no action seems to be forthcoming. The mayor and council are facing a huge and continuing problem and seem to be dealing with it by the familiar but ultimately self-defeating process of denial. When all this is said, however, one must admit that no obvious solution offers itself. Clearly, despite the delusional world-class status bestowed upon it by our mayor, no one is going to take SOEC off our hands, no matter what the price. A partial solution might be to fire the remarkably ineffective Global Spectrum and cut the operational losses by mothballing part of the facilities and sending the poorly attended Vees back to Memorial Arena where they would benefit from a friendlier atmosphere and the ability to once more run their own concessions. The secondary rink could continue operating aided by the Okanagan Hockey School, which actually seems to generate a small profit for the centre. Unfortunately the seniors who get their exercise by walking around the somewhat gloomy gallery surrounding the main rink will have to go, but they may get equal enjoyment, with the added benefit of fresh air and sunshine, by walking the marvellous pathways of the lakeside parks and piers — a wonderful asset for our city which does not cost $6.3 million a year and is currently underused. Raymond S. Corteen Penticton

in the Western News marking the market’s 20th season. I just want to clarify a couple of points. Of the five founders, Kathryn and David McCourt, Don Parmenter, Mary DuNor and myself, only Don and Mary were farming in the usual meaning of that word. The rest of us had products to sell, but also felt that the area needed a farmers’ market to support local, small-scale producers and people who wanted to buy locally grown food. (Sound familiar?) We set up a registered, nonprofit society, the one that still runs the market, with most of the regulations that still govern it. From the beginning the emphasis was on produce and food products, though we always had a percentage of vendors who were crafters; however, the limit on crafters in the PFM was why the Artisans’ Market was set up as a separate entity, about eight years after the farmers’ market opened. Our first year, we set up in the gravel parking lot beside what was then the dry cleaners behind City Hall, not the most comfortable or customer-friendly spot. The next year, thanks to the good offices of Barry Reid, then head of Parks and Recreation, we were able to move to Gyro Park itself. The current street location seems to work very well for both vendors and customers and I look forward to shopping, visiting friends and enjoying the market ambience for years to come. Eva Durance Penticton

Majority should rule

The answer to having or not having the HST is really quite simple. It seems that in this country, as in many others, the majority rules, I confess I personally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the HST, but I definitely side with any majority rather than a mere 49 political members of a hog factory

telling over four million residents that Gordy’s cure is better than Buckley’s Mixture. Well I remember the words many kids uttered at the very thought of the mixture or castor oil entering the pure, innocent mouths of children. The ones wearing Liberal blinders who love to continue blaming the woes of B.C on the former NDP government need a reality check. The sordid past of the NDP is gone and today is today with a premier who makes Pinocchio look like a saint? Quite frankly I don’t care for this latest Liberal band of merry men that give to the rich and steal from the poor. One thing I do wonder about is, what Liberal plan B will reveal if by chance the HST should fail? I guess we had better keep lead in our pencils and stink ink in the pen and wait for the day of the X.

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City embraces move to signs of years gone by BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Penticton council voted unanimously Monday night to endorse new rules that will allow downtown business owners to hang old-fashioned signs on Main and Front streets. Currently, signs are not permitted to project over public property, although decorative features such as cornices or secured planters are. However, the city’s manager of planning Anthony Haddad told council that staff believes hanging signs will add character to the downtown core. “Hanging signs can provide an important role in the identification of businesses and the character of a streetscape,” Haddad told council. “When designed appropriately, hanging signs can provide an individual identity to each business, provide increased advertising opportunities and allow pedestrians to easily locate businesses from the street level. “Showcasing the individual identity and uniqueness of businesses downtown will provide for an interesting place for pedestrians. These signs will also act to improve way-finding for pedestrians using the sidewalks.” In developing sign guidelines, Haddad reported, city staff consulted with both the downtown and Front Street associations, as they were the two groups who stood to benefit most from the new rules. They also looked at

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common forms of signage along some of the most high-profile pedestrianoriented streets around the world. The new rules will limit the sign area, projection over public property, clearance from the sidewalk, manner in which they are mounted, location and number of signs allowed for each business, set at two. Business owners who mount signs will also have to sign waiver forms releasing the city from indemnification. In discussing the hanging sign bylaw, longtime resident and former Main Street business owner Coun. John Vassilaki yearned for the days of yesteryear (in this instance: the ‘60s and ‘70s) when businesses along Main Street lit up Penticton’s nights with classic-looking neon-light signs. “It used to look like Las Vegas,” he recalled with enthusiasm. Vassilaki said council should consider allowing businesses to put up the visual-stimulating gaseous elements once again. “The only neon sign that still stands upright on Main Street is the Elite restaurant,” said Vassilaki. “We should have a sign bylaw to be the same size as the one (at) the Elite restaurant and bring back the nostalgic look Penticton used to have back in the ‘60s and ‘70s era when we had a lot of fun with no hassles or all the regulations that we have in place today.”

You can expect delays on Saturday along the one-kilometre stretch of Highway 97 north of Summerland that is currently under construction. The road will be opened and closed in 20-minute intervals, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., as helicopters fly in materials for the new rock fences that will be going up next week, according to public information officer Jacqui Lloyd.

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Taking art out of the studio STEVE KIDD

Western News Staff

For the second year in a row, the Penticton Art Gallery is offering a special chance for residents to see artists at work, creating brand new works in the great outdoors. Last May, the gallery launched En Plein Air, recruiting well-known artists to take their paints and easels outside and into area wineries to spend a day painting, allowing the public to come by and watch the work in process. En Plein Air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The event takes place tomorrow, with 24 local artists painting in seven wineries along the Naramata Bench. “But by virtue of all the artists who participated last year wanting to do it again — and more wanting to join — it was a great success,” said Paul Crawford, curator for the gallery. From the weekend’s activities, each artist will donate one piece to the art gallery to become part of a special exhibit from May 17 to July 10, the night of the annual Starry, Starry Night art auction. “We believe it really benefits our art auction and really helps demystify the world of art and the creation of art. In that regard, it’s great,” said Crawford, who admits he hoped more people would have made their way to the wineries for last year’s event. “I think as more people understand what the event is about, they will rally round and start participating.” A brochure describing the event is available either directly at the gallery or by download from their website at and following the link under Events. The brochure features a biography and description of each of the participating artists and wineries along with

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LAST YEAR, the Penticton Art Gallery launched En Plein Air, offer visitors a unique chance to watch the creative process at work as local artists like Bob Jenkins and Pete Corbett shed their studios to paint and create outdoors.

a map to help find each of the locations. Once their, visitors are invited to just watch as the artists create or engage them in conversation as they work. The guidebook is also available at the participating wineries, the visitor info centre and at commercial galleries. Not only do visitors get to see artists at work, they get to see the wineries in a different perspective as well. “They actually get to tour the grounds — which a lot of people don’t do — because the artists won’t be working right at where the public goes,” said Crawford. “They’ll be out in the vineyards so you can get out and walk amongst the vines … get out and see the actual land the

grapes come from.” Selecting the locations and which artists would be working at each was quite a process, said Crawford. Artist Glenn Clark, who helped organize the event, toured the wineries, scoping out possible locations that would provide a variety of interesting views and vistas for the artists. He then made a list, complete with photographs, which he emailed to each of participant. “The first people that wrote back got their first choice, so it was a bit of a dog fight over a number of the locations,” said Crawford, noting that all the wineries selected as locations are members of the Naramata Bench Winery Association,

who are co-sponsors of the event. “It’s a great opportunity, you can go out and see the artists create the actual piece of art, then you can come and see it on display in a gallery and then have the chance to take that painting home with you at the end of it,” said Crawford. The July 10 Starry, Starry Night auction is one of the most important events on the galleries calendar, he added. “The art auction is certainly our largest fundraiser of the year, especially the last two years,” Crawford said. “With all the cuts to funding it plays an even greater role in our ability to keep our doors open each year.”

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Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for the latest country music star to announce they are making Penticton a stop on their tour. Martina McBride, whose soaring vocals are said to be able to lift the roof off any arena, is known worldwide as a premier female vocalist with hits that entertain, raise awareness and deliver hope. McBride is a fourtime CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Grammy-winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 23 top-10 singles, including six that made it all the way to the top.

With her latest album, Shine, already making itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way up the charts, McBride is bringing her Shine all Night tour to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre this summer on July 30. The breadth of McBrideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talents, which include credits as recording artist, producer, songwriter and concert entertainer, has made her an in-demand performer and personality, appearing on such high-profile programs as VH1 Divas (singing with Jordin Sparks), Dancing with the Stars, the Today Show, American Idol, The Bachelorette, Private Sessions, 20/20 and much more. McBride is also known for flavouring her performances with

boisterous revelry and honest reflection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want fans to leave here knowing they got more than their moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth,â&#x20AC;? says Martina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to have this on their list of memorable nights for years to come.â&#x20AC;? Known as one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music, Martina is also celebrated for her beauty and sense of fashion, as well as her everywoman perspective in life and music, a wife and mother of three who has been featured on the covers of publications like Redbook and Shape. Tickets are available at the SOEC Box Office, online at www. or charge by phone at 1-877-763-2849.

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Penticton and the South Okanagan are lucky to be home to several prolific theatre companies, and now there is one more to add to the list, with their first show this week. The Rainbow Theatre Collective, an aboriginal theatre group, is mounting a one-act play, Panels, a finalist in Theatre BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 National Playwriting competition and written by First Nations playwright Dawn Kennedy. While the group is mostly comprised of first-time actors, their director is anything but. Michelle Thrush has a string of acting credits to her name, including regular appearances on TV shows like North of 60, Moccasin Flats and Mixed Blessings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been directing

through the years quite a lot, too,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a theatre company in Calgary for seven years, called Crazy Horse, a professional aboriginal theatre company.â&#x20AC;? Taking on the job of director was the result of a chance meeting with Marlena Dolan, producer of the play and manager of the collective, while both were stopped for gas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to help out in any way I could, so I said I would do it.â&#x20AC;? said Thrush. Panels is a story about the common experience of the residential school system that generations of aboriginal children were subjected to, taken from their homes and families, placed into the schools where they were stripped of their identity and forced to adhere to unfamiliar cultural practices and behaviour.

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However the play doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal directly with the residential school experience, Thrush explained, but rather the ongoing effects the cultural break has had on First Nations culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more about the relationship between the women in this family and how the family system was affected by residential school,â&#x20AC;? said Thrush. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a play where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to come watch scenes from what happened in the schools. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more the effects, the intergenerational residue that has been passed down from the residential school experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is that if you take children out of their homes, for even one generation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you clear all the children out of their families and put them in these schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have an effect,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This play takes a look at that. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no answers, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide quick and sure ways to deal with the residential school effects. There are still people that are suffering and there are still people that are trying to figure things out.â&#x20AC;? Showtimes for evening performances are 7:30 p.m. on May 7, 8, with repeat performances on May 13, 14, 15. There will also be Sunday matinee performances at 3 p.m. on May 9 and 16.


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Moviehouse Pictures is set to shoot the next scene for their horror feature film Mortal Remains in Kelowna on May 10, starting at 8:30 p.m. The production company is looking for 20 male and 10 female extras, ranging between the ages of 19 and 60 years old to play background characters in a key scene. Details will be provided upon contact with the extras manager Paul Cousins, who can be reached at 1-250545-1155 or by e-mail at This will be a non-

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Many Hats keeps them laughing With their run of Something To Hide just finished, Many Hats Theatre Company has announced the final three shows in their 2010 season. According to Many Hats spokesman, Ed Schneider, the company has enjoyed tremendous public support for Something to Hide, the second show of their third season, and they’re promising the balance of 2010 promises more fantastic theatre for Okanagan audiences. From July 8 to 31, they’re offering Bernard Slade’s classic play Same Time Next Year, which follows the lives of George and Doris, who even though married to other people, carry on an affair for 24 years, only meeting once a year. Through the play, Slade examines the laughs, the love and the changes that affect all parts of the couple’s lives. In September, Many Hats is looking at different kind of love with Sylvia, A. R. Gurney’s classic tale of one man’s love for his dog and how it almost destroys his marriage. The play opens on Sept. 9 and runs until Oct 2. The final show in the Hats’ third season will be Goodbye Picadilly, a new work by Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie. Still in the comedic theme, this play delves in nostalgia and mystery, tracing a story that reaches all the way back to the days of the Second World War. All Many Hats performances take place on the Cannery Stage at the Cannery Trade Centre on Fairview Road. Performances of the show are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre or by phone at 250-493-4055.

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Events May 7 — First Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery, a monthly open mic and art sharing night, held in the tea room at the gallery. May 13 — Surf music legends the Beach Boys perform at 7:30 p.m. in the South Okanagan Events Centre, kicking off with a free pre-concert parking lot party featuring Penticton’s own Umbrage. Tickets at the SOEC Box Office, Wine Country Visitors Centre, online at or charge by phone at 1-877-763-2849. May 14-16 — The Penticton and Area Women’s Centre presents Eve Einsler’s The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Summerland’s Centre Stage Theatre, with a Sunday matinee at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at 250-4936822. Proceeds benefit PAWC and the women of the Republic of Congo. May 8 — The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season features the premiere of Quaternity, A Cantata for Seasons and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. at 7:30 p.m. in the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets at Ticketmaster, the Wine Country Chamber of Commerce or by phone at 250-770-1470.




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FEATURING: From muscles to the mind: Multi-system beneďŹ ts of exercise in stroke Dr. Janice Eng, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Scientist at the GF Strong Rehab Centre BSR (PT/OT) (UBC), MSc (U. Toronto), PhD (U. Waterloo) The presentation will cover exercise interventions recently developed by Dr. Eng for people who have had a stroke - the Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program and a self directed arm and hand exercise program.

Cognitive Rehabilitation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; What Does Research Tell Us? Alison M. McLean, OT, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, BC

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An overview of ďŹ ndings from the current research on cognitive rehabilitation, with a focus on making practical sense of research ďŹ ndings, a review of the types of therapy that might improve thinking skills, and a discussion of how to improve your recognition during everyday life activities.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Win at the Exercise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Excuse Gameâ&#x20AC;? Sheri Simson, aka â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pole Ladyâ&#x20AC;? Sheri Simson, co-founder of KeenďŹ t will introduce you to the beneďŹ ts of Pole Walking, designed to maximize results for everyone, from the casual, average walker to the serious, athletic walker.

Tax beneďŹ ts available to individuals with disabilities Gord Guild, CA White Kennedy Chartered Accountants Details of some of the beneďŹ ts available including disability tax credits, and the Registered Disability Saving Plan and how they can be claimed.

Homeopathy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Natural Medicine of today and the future Katharina Riedener, DHom, RCSHom, HMC Classical Homeopathy, what Homeopathic Remedies are and who can beneďŹ t from Homeopathy. If you are a brain injury & stroke survivor, family member, parent, educator, physician or professional, this day is for you. To register or for further information call 490-0613 before May 31, 2010. Registration fees are $40.00 which includes lunch.


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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has fun darts and pool at 6:30 p.m. and pizza by Joseph. SUMMERLAND PLEASURE PAINTERS meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lower level 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. COMPUTER SENIORS’ CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the computer room. Call 250-4930789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more informa-

tion. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has an evening of dancing with After Eight at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a branch dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Dustin McGifford. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke, food and drink specials. BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250487-7455. THE 12-HOUR LONG Board Relay is at Skaha Lake beginning at 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. At noon, there will be the M.O.G.A Madness school challenge at Pen High, Maggie, Summerland and McNicoll. At 7 p.m., there is an open mic night at the Art Gallery. THE THIRD ANNUAL Citifund Spirit of Caring golf tournament will be held in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. For more information and to reserve your spot please contact Heather at 250-490-4949 or email THE PENTICTON GEOLOGY and Lapidary Club will be

at the Cherry Lane shopping centre between today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. demonstrating wire wrapping, gem trees, beading and more. Give a hoot as SORCO invites families to come to the Barking Parrot and enjoy the chef’s special by donation from 5 to 7 p.m. This will also take place May 14.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef lunch at 11 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and singalong at 4 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. THE BC SPCA is having an open house from noon to 4 p.m. with a plant sale and BBQ. Adopt your new best friend. A LIFE-SIZE BRONZE statue of legendary cowboy Kenny McLean will be installed in the Okanagan Falls Centennial Park. Limited edition bronze replicas and prints will be available for purchase at 11 a.m. FRIENDS OF SUMMERLAND Ornamental Gardens is having its annual fundraising plant sale May 8 to 9. The gardens is on 4200 Highway 97.



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SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Drop-in Centre on South Main St. Everyone welcome. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, grass roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-4935073 for more information. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT 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. For more info call Shirley at 250-493-6604. CELEBRATION CENTRE AND METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY meets at 10:30 a.m. in Seniors Drop-in Centre on South Main. Guest speaker is Sandra Lee on Vitamin D. The Importance and Facts. Everyone welcome. Call 250-497-8292 for more information. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and there

is a Mother’s Day prime rib with carnation for the ladies and music by Rusty at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. BRING YOUR FRIENDS and family to the Legion Ladies Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the hall, 502 Martin St.,$3.50 will get you pancakes, bacon,sausage,orange juice and cofee. Just 50 cents more will get you strawberries and cream. Everyone is welcome. A WALKING GROUP gathers every Sunday afternoon at South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main Street. Call 250487-7455 for more info. BC SPCA has a flea market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot. Weather permitting. MOTHER’S DAY LADIES party will be at the Oliver Community Centre from 1 to 5 p.m. The party has an East Indian theme with entertainment from 1 to 3 p.m., appetizers and tea followed by dancing with DJ Ace. Proceeds go the Haiti Disaster and Oliver Ambassador program. Tickets available at Beyond Bliss Oliver, East Indian Grocery Store in Oliver and the East Indian Meat shop. $10 for adults, $5 for students in Gr. 1 to 7 and free for under five.



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A LITTLE WRAPPED UP — Teens Jasmine Garoway and Sidney McCarty cooperate to wrap up their Katimavik supervisor, Audrey Fortin in toilet paper, the first challenge the girls faced in the Amazing Race, a daylong series of challenges Saturday to kick off the events of youth week.

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. IODE THRIFT SHOP is open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the summer. Iode Thrift Shop is a Canadian Women’s charity that gives proceeds from sales to those in need.


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 250-492-3824 for more info. BUDDHIST VIPASSANA MEDITATION and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15

to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-4621044 for details. 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 Tina at 250-7701613 or Susan at 250-4965931 for more information. SENIORS’ DROP-IN 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 250493-8274 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. COMPUTER SENIOR’S CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 11 a.m. to noon for membership enquiries and class information in the annex room. Call 250-493-0789 for more info. PENTICTON COFFEE TIME Out is every second and fourth Tuesday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. for those suffering of fibromyalgia

and chronic fatigue at the United Church. Call Sheryl Ann at 250-493-2002 for more info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING Tightwad Tuesday with karaoke combined with food and drink specials. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. WILLS AND ESTATES discussion take place at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main Street, from 10:30a.m. to noon. Call 250-487-7455 for further information. A SPRING SESSION of Music Roots for children ages three to five is being offered at the Penticton Academy of Music from 2 to 2:45 p.m. The cost is $40. To register contact the Academy office at 250493-7977, or come to room one of the Leir House, 22 Manor Park Avenue. FRIENDS OF THE Summerland Library and The OkanaganSimilkameen Parks Society welcome Okanagan author Melody Hessing for an evening of reading and discussion at 7 p.m. The event is free, but please pick up tickets at the branch at 9525 Wharton Street as space is limited. Phone 250-494-5591 for information. PENTICTON GREEN DRINKS has guest speaker Jacquie Likins discussing Species at Risk at Wholefoods Market on 1770 Main St from 5 to 7 p.m. Free organic drinks available as well as snacks.

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SERVICE WITH A SMILE — Deputy chief Dave Spalding of Penticton Fire Rescue hands off another order to a customer at the drive-thru at the Penticton McDonald’s Wednesday. Local celebrities volunteered their time to help out at the annual McHappy Day fundraiser. Proceeds from the Canada-wide event go to help a variety of charities.

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to the style that they had with the regional district.” The PIB is requesting that six parcels of land, roughly 139 acres that were expropriated under the Indian Act from the band in the early 1900s and eventually sold to Canadian Pacific Railway be returned. Discussion with the PIB to maintain access to utility, vehicle and pedestrian routes that

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DIGGING DEEP — Teacher Melissa Cadwaller and student Egzon Emini work together to plant a tree in the courtyard of Penticton Secondary. Undaunted by a sudden rainstorm, 25 students and teachers at the school carried out plans to plant eight new trees around the school courtyard in an Earth Day project sponsored by the school’s GEM group.




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There are many elements that go into the landscape of the Okanagan. Grasslands, wetlands, cliffs and open forests are just a handful of the scenes you can see when travelling through the region. When Bruce Brownstein and Linda SheehyBrownstein moved from Vancouver to the Okanagan at the end of 2007 it was its beauty and the landscape that brought them here. “We just think it’s so beautiful and it’s home to so many species of animals, plants and wildflowers,” Linda said. They purchased 80 acres of land in the rural hills west of Oliver, and have decided to leave 97 per cent of it undeveloped. The only buildings on the property are their house and guesthouse, the High Chaparral Guest House. “We decided it would be a perfect place to build a guest house,” Linda said. “So we built on an area of the property that had a view that we just loved.” On Earth Day — April 22 — the Land Conservancy of B.C. South Okanagan-Similkameen Stewardship Program recognized Bruce and Linda for their decision to conserve their land. “Landowners like Bruce and Linda are making a difference by conserving wildlife habitat on private land, and should be commended,” said Paula Rodriguez de la Vega, senior stewardship officer for the Land Conservancy of B.C. “They’re very conscious of the property that they own, and how valuable it is for wildlife.” They signed a stewardship agreement to voluntarily steward and manage the natural grasslands and open forest the High Chaparral Guest House sits on. “We feel it’s really important to keep this land in a natural state for the benefit of the wildlife and vegetation that exists here,” Linda said. “We and our guests appreciate this ‘preserved’ land and consider it our oasis.” Bruce and Linda’s property provides a home for several species at risk such as the great basin gophersnake, western rattlesnake, rubber boa and the Nuttal’s cottontail rabbit. Rodriguez de la Vega also said they have potential bat habitat, which may be home to some of the area’s native bats, which are currently in trouble. With the signing of the stewardship agreement, the Land Conservancy of B.C. is going to work with Bruce and Linda to further conserve their property to benefit its species at risk even more than it already is. Controlling invasive plant removal, restoring a disturbed area with native plants, and a bat and snake den survey are just some of the projects on the property’s conservation agenda. The South Okanagan-Similkameen Stewardship Program currently has seven properties with accommodations on it like the High Chaparral Guest House working to conserve their natural landscapes. But for Rodriguez de la Vega this is not enough, and a lot more must be done to make an impact in conserving the Okanagan’s landscape. “The Okanagan is extremely unique from a habitat perspective, but it’s very impacted,” Rodriguez de la Vega said. “We make a significant difference with the landowners that are interested in helping but there is a lot more than can be done.” For Linda the conservation of properties such as hers is a way to experience the true serenity of the Okanagan. To find out more about the South OkanaganSimilkameen Stewardship program visit www. or call 250-492-0173.

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CITY ON PARADE — Penticton Coun. Andrew Jakubeit watches as Gerry Oliver checks over the details on Penticton’s new parade float, which he has just finished updating with a new look, adding a wine theme to the existing iconic peaches. The float will represent Penticton and Peachfest at parades and festivals all around the area.

Playground will honour fallen soldier STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

The Penticton Christian School is seeking community help in their drive to replace the old wooden playground situated on the school’s property, adjacent to the KVR Trail. “We’re hoping for money, we’re hoping for volunteers, we’re hoping for people to just come along and show their support,” said spokesman Tom Stevens. “It’s not a school project, it’s a community project spearheaded by the children in the school. And it’s going to give them that sense of belonging and community awareness.” The playground will be dedicated to the memory of Capt. Jonathan Snyder, the Penticton soldier who was killed while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Stevens said that their partner in the project, the charitable organization Let Them Be Kids, has a preference for naming projects in honour of a fallen local hero. “What a way of supplying a role model for young people in Penticton as well. It’s a lasting memory,” said Stevens. “It’s in memory of someone just like them, who went through the Penticton school system and did something for his country and for freedom. The whole ethos of the playground is freedom to play.” Snyder, who gradu-

“What a way of supplying a role model for young people in Penticton as well. It’s a lasting memory.” — Tom Stevens ated from Penticton Secondary School, is described as having a strong set of values for life and as a role model to his peers, who encouraged others to be kind, try new things, be fearless and be good people. Stevens said the project is an attempt to bring joy to local children, in Snyder’s name, by erecting a bright, cheerful and fun playground structure. “There are no barriers, children of all backgrounds are free to play and just have fun,” he said. “We’re going to put up a plaque that is visible from the KVR so as runners and walkers pass by they will be able to see the dedication.” So far, the playground committee has raised $10,000 for the project and still need to raise another $9,000. The next big fund-

raiser will be a dessert evening on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grace Mennonite Brethren Church. Tickets are available at the Penticton Christian School until May 10. “We’re hoping that we can raise awareness, attract some volunteers for build day and maybe raise some donations,” said Stevens. The evening also includes a silent auction, raffle and door prizes — even an opportunity to purchase a piece of the playground. “We raised the $10,000 in a month,” said Stevens, adding that they hope to raise a few thousand more with the upcoming event. Let Them Be Kids is a national charity dedicated to improving local communities through play equipment

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“I get paid to tear (stuff) up. I refuse to grow up.” — Benjamin Winslow Winslow, who is also a bullfighter, said events such as Monster Spectacular draws kids because it’s something they can relate to as they can buy toy trucks. “It’s not something you see everyday,” he said, adding they also use the popularity of the sport to support various foundations. Fans won’t just be exposed to monster trucks, but world-class motorcross riders flying through the air. Among them will be Kelowna’s Kris Garwasiuk. Garwasiuk is making his third trip to Penticton and he’s looking forward to it because it’s a local show. He loves the fact he can perform just a half hour from home, which will allow his family and friends to take in the action. Garwasiuk, 28, has been all over the world as a freestyle motocross rider said

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Riders pedal to national podium EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

A desire for results landed a trio of Penticton BMX riders on the ABA Canadian nationals podium. Chilliwackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Park hosted riders from B.C. and the U.S. who were eager to shine in the spotlight. Jody Turner (31 to 35 cruiser) earned second and third-place results, while Nathan McLennan (eight intermediate) placed third and Jeff Babuin (41 and over) also claimed third. Babuin enjoyed competition but that stage is nothing new to him. Babuin raced in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s for eight years before taking a break and has noticed the sport at that level is attracting more riders. As he competed in the national event, Babuin just strived to do his

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dicted the Bruins going up 3-0? And they are doing it with Tuukka Rask, a former Maple Leafs draft pick, in goal. In Friendly Manitoba, where the RBC Cup is being hosted by the Dauphin Kings, the Vernon Vipers finished second in the round robin standings behind the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Anavet Cup champs with a 3-1 mark. The Kings were perfect after four games as they defeated the Oakville Blades 5-4 on Wednesday.

Trailing 2-0 against the Brockville Braves going into the third, the Vipers tallied four unanswered goals. The Vernon Morning Star reported that the Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sahir Gill jumpstarted the comeback, swatting home the rebound from Adam Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point shot off the end boards. The all-rookie line of Pat McGillis, Trevor Fitzgerald and Dylan Walchuk equalized for Vernon less than two minutes later as McGillis tucked a wraparound five-hole on netminder Justin Gilbert. Fitzgerald, who hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played since the Vipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final regularseason game on Feb. 21, won a puck battle in the corner to keep the play alive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My game-plan going into today wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything to do with getting on the scoresheet. It was just every chance I got, dump the puck in deep and see if we could get a forecheck going. It was more to

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Cowboy’s legend etched in bronze dignitaries from across the country and around the world of professional rodeo are gathering to honour his memory at the Kenny McLean statue unveiling at Centennial Park in Okanagan Falls. “I think Kenny brought a name to Okanagan Falls,” his sister Verna Schreiber said of the honour. “The family has lived here forever, ranching on McLean Creek Road. Kenny was living in Hamilton, Mont. when he died, but I think his heart was here too.” A life-sized bronze statue is being installed in Centennial Park with an unveiling at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony which will include music, cowboy poetry, entertainment and refreshments. McLean was born in 1939 in Okanagan Falls and started breaking colts for his dad when

Statue of Kenny McLean will be unveiled Saturday in Okanagan Falls KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Kenny McLean had the stuff cowboy legends are made of. In fact, the Okanagan Falls man even died in the saddle. By the time of his death at the age of 63, the cowboy had a compiled a long list of accomplishments, including five-time Canadian saddle bronc champion, the World Bronc Riding champion and winning the U.S. National bronc riding championship an unprecedented three times. McLean was also awarded the Order of Canada, nominated to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association Hall of Fame. On Saturday fans, friends, family and

he was just 12 years old, by 17 he was competing in rodeo competitions. Schreiber said her brother always knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. “We were very close and I remember we used to talk a lot about Kenny becoming a world champion bronc rider one day. He thought about that forever,” she said. “You see all these books now about setting your mind on what you want to do and it will happen. I guess Kenny has done that all his life, since about eight or nine years old he talked about being the world champion.” Schreiber said her brother never really retired from the cowboy way of life. Along with his wife Paula-Jo, they competed in different events in the senior pro rodeo — McLean also was considered an expert horse trainer and instructor to young competitors.

“He was very good with animals. He had dogs that could do just about everything but talk, the same with horses,” remembered Schreiber. In a package of stories and information Schreiber has collected over the years about her brother, there is no shortage of respect shown by fellow cowboys to McLean. Seven-time world champion saddle bronc legend Casey Tibbs was once asked in an interview what’s it feel like to be the best bronc rider to ever live? Tibbs replied, “I don’t know, I’m not Kenny McLean.” Sitting atop his roping horse Last Wish while waiting to enter the arena to compete at the 2002 National Senior Pro Rodeo in Taber, Alta. McLean suffered a massive heart attack and died. “A lot of the cowboys were telling us that it couldn’t have been a

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PENTICTON AND WINE COUNTRY Chamber of Commerce president Cary Schneiderat keeps his eye on the ball during batting practice this week. A recent study suggests the city can be one of the top sport tourism destinations in Western Canada.

Tourism keeps eye on the ball KRISTI PATTON

Western News Staff

Cary Schneiderat believes Penticton can be the premier sport tourism destination in Western Canada and now he has the study to prove that. Penticton’s five-year sport tourism plan has been developed in conjunction with the Community Sport Tourism Development Program through Tourism B.C. and 2010 Legacies Now. “The study identifies that there is a big opportunity there. We have facilities they just seem to be underutilized, and if we can get them here and maybe challenge Kamloops, which is known as the tournament capital of Canada,” said Schneiderat, who is the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president. “If Penticton can start getting more organized and focused on getting the tournaments here that will in turn lead to some economic development, lead to increased tourism numbers, more heads in the bed and all that stuff which is nothing but win-win.” For the past nine months survey and feedback have been collected from local sport organizations and stakeholders to identify opportunities and priorities for sport tourism in Penticton. The completed plan also sets out objectives, strategies and tactics to achieving what has been laid out. Through a co-ordinated approach with sport organizations, local governments and the tourism industry, Sport Tourism

Penticton will assist in developing, attracting and staging sport tourism events. Outlined in the objectives is Penticton will host at least six or seven regional sporting events, seven or eight provincial events and seven or eight national or international sporting events. Other than “a bit of a shortage in ball diamonds,” Schneiderat said there is a list of sports Penticton could easily host with its existing facilities, lakes and ski hill. The report lists sports such as rowing, fencing, soccer, hockey orienteering and rock climbing as some of the possibilities. It also includes international championships and world championships in athletics, ringette, tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wakeboarding. “The report was pretty supportive of our facilities here, so it does indicate that we can host a large variety of sporting events and tournaments with our existing infrastructure. That is the good news — we won’t have those hard costs, but essentially what it does mean is that it needs a body on the ground to co-ordinate between all the different sporting organizations and assisting with the drafting of the proposals and the business plans to get the tournaments here.” The plan recommends a budget of about $100,000 to get a person in place to start implementing the strategy. Schneiderat said the chamber is taking the recommendations seriously and exploring different options to restructuring

their current staff to hiring a person to do the job. Once the chamber has a plan, they will bring it to city council. “I certainly anticipate we will have to ask the city for some money because already the staff we have are busy and we can’t just add this significant responsibility to that. In a few weeks we will bring a proposal to city council. I know they just finished their budget planning but hopefully there is some room in the cost savings found to take on this opportunity,” said Schneiderat. “A study is no good to anyone if it sits on a shelf and that is certainly not what we want. Unfortunately that means it is going to cost a bit of money.” The executive summary of the sport tourism plan outlines that following through on the recommendations will generate economic benefits and enhance the quality of life for local residents through improved facilities and local sport programs. The sport tourism coordinator will act as a “clearinghouse” to assist in drafting proposals to sport organizations to bring tournaments to Penticton, get packages together at hotels and restaurants and information on what attractions there are in the city. “Each of these sport organizations doesn’t have to re-create the wheel when they go after hosting a tournament. The knowledge will be centralized so we already have templates for proposals, marketing suggestions and solutions,” said Schneiderat.




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ALL SYSTEMS GO — Seth Heggie, 10, of Giant’s Head Elementary School gets some instrument details from Southern Skies flight instructor Michael Holmes prior to take off at the Penticton Regional Airport. The local fixed-wing flight centre recently hosted the annual careers in aviation program for district students.


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he Penticton Visitor Centre welcomes the new manager just in time for the summer visitor season. Sherrie Burechailo has an extensive background of working with the public to increase visitation, create promotions and above all else, ensure customer service is at its highest. Sherrie and her family have lived in Penticton for the past 15 years and they enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Penticton has to offer. Sherrie also has a love for yoga and has her teacher’s certification. Please drop into the Visitor Centre to meet Sherrie or if you have a tourism business that you would like the staff to view, please call and invite them for a visit. Sherrie and the summer travel counsellors will do their best to get around to as many of our local tourism businesses over the next couple months. On May long weekend the Penticton Visitor Centre will start its new summer hours. We will be


open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call 250-493-4055 for more information. Our summer season will kick off with the Meadowlark Festival beginning on May 21 and going until May 25. The Meadowlark Festival is your opportunity to discover and explore the natural beauty and diversity of the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. There are over 90 events to choose from. The Downtown Penticton Community Markets are held in the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street and will take place every Saturday until October.

The Beach Boys are coming to the South Okanagan Events Centre on May 13. I can’t think of a better way to prepare for our balmy summer nights than by listening to these rock and surf legends. For more information and to purchase your tickets please call 250-493-4055. The Penticton and Wine Country Tourism Advisory Council annual general meeting and election was held Wednesday at the Penticton Wine Country Visitor Centre. Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president Cary Schneiderat presided over the elections. “I was very pleased with the turnout, who demonstrated a strong interest in the future and direction of tourism in Penticton.” Elected to the Penticton and Wine Country Tourism Advisory Council for twoyear terms are Cynthia Enns of Laughing Stock Vineyards, Jonathan Dow of the Sandman Hotel, Linda Newton of Serenata Guesthouse Retreat, and

Peter Diakanow of the Waterfront Inn. Adolf Steffen of Loco Landing Adventure Park was elected for a one-year term. They join Barry Burgart of the Penticton Golf and Country Club, Beth Campbell of the Best Western Inn at Penticton, Colin Buckingham of Earl’s Restaurant, and Penticton Hospitality Association chair Barb Schneiderat on the committee. Non-voting appointed representatives are city liaison Coun. Andrew Jakubeit and chamber liaisons Lauren Cornish and David Spence. The meeting included an update on the Tourism British Columbia Community Sport Tourism Development Program recently completed for Penticton and a special presentation on Penticton and Wine Country Tourism 2010 marketing initiatives. Lorraine Renyard is the general manager of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

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6. Protect your gear: Look for policies that provide coverage for your riding gear, as well as personal contents you may be carrying in your saddlebags. 7. Take a test ride: Your skills likely won’t be as polished as they were when you parked your bike last season. Take a ride around your neighbourhood to practice and get your balance back. If you haven’t already, you may want to look into a motorcycle safety course. If you have completed a recognized course you may also be able to save on your insurance coverage. Take these tips to heart and you will be on your way to a safe and enjoyable riding season.

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In Loving Memory of... David Cutler

(July 22, 1976 - May 4, 2008)

David Cutler, a beloved Brother, Father, Uncle, Son and Friend. David we miss you dearly, it has been two years since you left us but it seems as though just yesterday your arms embraced us, your smile charmed us and your kindness touched our souls. “It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day you left for home. You left us beautiful memories your love is still our guide and though we can not see you, you are always at our side” David you are too well loved to ever be forgotten. You are always and forever on our minds and in our hearts. May God grant us the strength to carry on until we are together again. Love your family and friends

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ADCOCK Leonard Spencer

Born in Hanna, Alberta on January 22, 1914, passed away in Penticton, BC on April 28, 2010 at the age of 96 years. Leonard grew up in the Vancouver area of BC, and later met and married Sylvia Brown in 1938. Together they raised their three children in the Muir Creek area of Vancouver Island. During WW II, Leonard joined the Army Reserve of Jordan River, BC. Sadly, Leonard was predeceased by his loving wife of many years, Sylvia, who passed away in 1997, and also by his eldest daughter, Roberta Goudie, in 2009. Leonard will be lovingly missed by his son, Garry M. Adcock of Regina, SK and granddaughters Tara and Doreen, his daughter, Sylvia VanVliet of Somerset, MB and grandchildren Douglas and Maria. He will also be missed by grandchildren Corrine and Pauline who are daughters of deceased daughter Roberta Goudie, as well as many greatgrandchildren. Messages of Condolence may be sent to the family, c/o Arrangements entrusted to... ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS and CREMATORIUM 250-492-4202

Larry Callewaert “Larry” 1946-2010

With heavy hearts we are saddened to announce that Larry Patrick Callewaert passed away on May 1, 2010 in Kamloops, BC at the age of 63 years. He is survived by his very special friend Joyce Grahn and her family, his loving children: son Mike (Yvette) and their three children, daughter Nicole (Lawrence) Fast and their four children, daughter Tiffany, sons David and Maklen, his step-mother Louise Callewaert, sisters: Lee Callewaert, Pat (Dave) Hill and Annette Visona, step-son Dustin Zinger, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Larry was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Margaret, his second wife Debbie and brother in law Ernie Bodin. We wish to thank Dr. Brink and staff, as well as the comforts given by Father Forde. You are invited to join family members for viewing on Friday, May 7,2010 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cathedral 255 Nicola Street, Kamloops. In lieu of Áowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 857 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2H6

2010 CURBSIDE SPRING CLEAN UP Bulky and Large Item Pickup May 10th - 14th - Penticton, Kaleden, Carmi Naramata, Heritage Hills, and West Bench May 17th - 21th - Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos, OK Falls, Twin Lakes and Areas A, B, C and G x 2 Items maximum per household (Town of Osoyoos only 1 item) x Items need to be out by 7:00 am on your collection day x Furniture, large appliances, mattresses x Freezers, Fridges and Air Conditioners are OK (except in Town of Osoyoos!) x NO toilets, hot water tanks or drywall x Take TVs and Computers to Penticton and Osoyoos Bottle Depots or Penticton, Oliver and Keremeos Landfills. Consult your Curbside Calendar, phone your local municipality or the RDOS for more details.

RDOS Solid Waste Department: Phone 250-490-4129 Toll Free: 1-877-610-3737 E-mail:




Ursula Gertrude

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 30, 2010, in Penticton, BC. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 67 years; Norm, daughter; Irene, son in law; Don, son in law; Richard, one brother; Arthur (Effie); two sisters; Evelyn and Dot (Wes); grandchildren; Stephen (Angie) Scott (Deanna), Kim (Brent), Tracy (Richard), Kori (Doug); great grandchildren; Gavon, Amanda, Paige, Shelbie, Dana, Keisha, Jayce, Nicole, Michael, Brennan, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Jackson, Reese and great great grandchild; Brooklyn. She is sadly predeceased by her parent, two brothers, daughter; Lynne, great granddaughter; Kayla, and granddaughter in law; Joy. Mom was born in 1922 in Vermilion, Alberta where she met and married Norm. They moved to Penticton in 1954 where they worked and raised their family. Mom worked at Stocks Camera Shop for a number of years and her love of photography really shone through. Mom loved having her family all around her. She cherished her times spent with her special friends Muriel and Trevor and the Sunday card game with Frank and Frances. A big thank you to Bonnie, who held a very special place in Mom’s heart and to Dr. D. Surkan for his special care. Mom will be sadly missed by her family and everyone who knew her. Some people walk into your life and leave footprints on your heart. Mom was one of those people. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm from the Linden Gardens, 351 Linden Avenue, Kaleden, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of choice. Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774



INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Pertinent Oil Field Tickets, Provincially CertiďŹ ed Instructors, Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. 1-866399-3853

Farm Workers SUN City Cherries 4759 Lakeshore Rd need orchard workers. Pruning, picking & packing and general farm work. Start June 1st. 40hrs/wk minimum. $9.14/hr. 250-764-1872.

Help Wanted Cranbrook, BC Air Conditioning Technician Must have Journeyman Refrigeration Ticket. Experience in service work an asset. BC Gas Ticket an asset. Must have valid drivers license. We offer competitive wages. Extended medical dental package and RRSP program.

Send resume to Fax: (250) 426-7807 or Phone: (250) 426-7448 or Email: Finishing Woodworker Benchwork & Joinery CertiďŹ cate an asset. Starting wages up to $25/hr with beneďŹ ts depending on experience. References required. Resumes to be hand delivered. Phone Susan at 250-546-2934 for appt.

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Plumber Must have Plumbing TQ Ticket, BC Gas Ticket an asset, must have valid drivers license.

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Manager with ECE License to Practice. In Penticton, call 250-492-7775

Career Opportunities

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

Health Products SWIMSUIT SEASON IS ALMOST HERE! Lose up to 30 lbs in 30 days! 1-877-737-DIET

Wanted Senior Couple Caretakers etc for Seniors apartment Building. Cleaning a must with some elect, plumbing & painting, but not necessary 250-878-0136

Collision Repair Technician required for full-time work in the Interior of BC. Our automotive dealership offers full beneďŹ ts and a very competitive hourly pay- based on ďŹ&#x201A;at rate offering relocation assistance. Reply in conďŹ dence to

Do you like seafood? Parttime; you will sell ďŹ sh, wash dishes, cook and clean. Must be able to multi-task, customer service skills are essential, available 7 days per week, wage $10-$12 d.o.e. apply at Buy the Sea, 150-1848 Main St. no phone calls please

Sales SKYVIEW BLINDS & Closets is looking for a salesperson. The candidate should have: previous sales experience, understanding/interest of home fashion, aggressive prospecting skills, awareness of personality styles. Compensationcommission & expenses BeneďŹ ts package & employee status. Please fax resume 250-492-0544 or email

Sushi and Wok Cooks needed, $14-$15/hr salary. Must have 3-5 years exp. Apply by mail to Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Overseas at 139 Westminster Ave., Penticton, BC, V2A 1J7 or email:, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

We offer competitive wages. Extended health & dental package and RRSP program.

ARE you motivated to make a great income & look 7-10yrs younger? New patented medical technology just launched in Canada with incredible results, be part of the fastest growing team in North America. Call 250-275-4909 or email:

Help Wanted Shingata Salon requires an experienced stylist for full or part-time. Great location, exceptional wage opportunities, creative cutting and advanced colour classes available. Located in the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino. If you are friendly, energetic and passionate about creating beauty, please call 250-4928285 or 250-490-5045

Education/Tutoring Is your child struggling in school or have a failing grade? I am a certiďŹ ed 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: to discuss us working together to better assist your child and enable them to be as successful as possible in school.

Home Care/Support

Marketing/Admin Assistant for small manufacturing company. Must be post secondary business graduate with strong marketing skills. Base salary plus commissions with beneďŹ ts. References required. Phone Susan at 250-546-2934 Part-time Long Term Care Aide required, 12-20 hours a week. Experience working with brain injury preferred, certiďŹ cate and liability insurance required. Fax resume to: 250-498-6995 or email to: hilary@paciďŹ

Prof. support worker for young man living in WinďŹ eld, requirements incl. DL & First Aide, must be outgoing & enthusiastic w/a good sense of humour. Permanent PT, shift work from Mon-Sun. Judy 250-766-0539

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Financial Services

THE Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro is looking for dishwashers. Fast paced and high volume environment, must be a team player. Please apply in person with resume Mon-Frid 2pm-5pm @ 2460 Skaha Lake Rd, ask for Kevin or Terry email:kitchen@barley-

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Cleaning Services 10% off Spring Cleaning special, call Jenean for quality housekeeping, reliable and bondable, (250)460-0864 MISS MOP Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

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

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Lawn & Garden Allanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling & Yardwork, rotto-tilling, clean-ups, dump runs & more. 250-473-6543 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 MOWING Services available, Best Rates, references avail. Call John 250-488-1410 Stump Grinding, Hedge Trimming, Pruning & more. Strataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Residential & Commercial. Fully Ins., & licensed. Call Dave 250-493-1083

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Budget Nurseries Toll free 1-866-498-2189 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

Handypersons HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-8099441 Seniors Discounts HOME & PROPERTY repairs, maintenance, caretaking, yard work, lawn care, hauling, etc. Licensed / bonded / insured. Free estimates, reasonable rates, seniors discount. 250809-6762

IRRIGATION Spring start up, Design, Installation, Maintenance, Repair, BackďŹ&#x201A;ow testing CertiďŹ ed Irrigation Technician Commercial, Residential, Strata

250-492-4695 Licensed Insured WCB

Home Improvements ALL RENOVATIONS and home repairs, any size job inside & out. Ron 250 276-0744 BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed, Insured, WCB, Friendly, References. Painting in/out, Ceramic tile, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath. Pressure Washing. Len 250-486-8800

Messierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Masonry & Brickwork


GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turning Houses into Homes.â&#x20AC;? Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, rooďŹ ng, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250-488-0407 HOME Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. All renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Add-Onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fences, garages, decks, sheds, sidewalks, driveways. All your Home Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in one call. 250-462-3472 MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, drywall, painting, decks, ďŹ nishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767,, references available. Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, ďŹ nishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

STONEWORK Landscaping & Masonry

Stonework-New & Repair Tile Setting Paving Stones 15 years in the Business Free - No obligation estimate


Misc Services HOT TUB COVERS . 3â&#x20AC;? high density foam . Extra Aluminum Reinforcement . Marine vinyl . Custom ďŹ t to any tub . We will measure your tub & deliver at no charge

Penguin Mfg. 250-493-5706

Moving & Storage 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

Painting & Decorating

SMALL LOADS DELIVERED Top soil, peat, compost etc. 250-490-1066

All your Painting needs at affordable prices. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jump into the season now. Beautiful repaints, Feature walls & Fauxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 25yrs Free est. call 250-8091386

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Painting & Decorating ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359

Roofing & Skylights Don’t pay high overhead costs, just hire the professional roofer, call Dave the Roofer, (250)462-1886 EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311

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

250-486-4533 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 Trainor’s Family Hauling, serving Penticton, dump service, junk and yard waste, odd jobs, service with a smile, 250-4864867

Tree Services Phipp’s Tree Service, Bucket truck avail. Removal, complete clean-up, also pruning hedges, gutter blow-out, etc. Penticton local boy, 48 years. Landscape rock collection, must see, delivery available, free quotes 250-488-3316 Stump Grinding, Hedge Trimming, Pruning & more. Strata’s, Residential & Commercial. Fully Ins., & licensed. Call Dave 250-493-1083 Walts Stump Grinding. Fast, Friendly Service. Free estimates and works on weekends. For all your stump removal needs call 250-4922494 or 250-488-6401

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

Equestrian HERD SALE, TB, Arab, Holstein, Friesian Sport horses. Priced to sell, Weanling to 5yr. Career Holstein Brood Mare $2500,, some green broke. 250-547-8786. HORSES ROCK TACK SHOP SPRING STOCK UP SALE. 25%-50% off entire inventory. April 30th May 15th excludes some consignment. 3078 Skaha Lake Rd, 1/2 blk south of Walmart

Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Livestock 14ft long stock trailer, hold 3 cow/calf pairs or 2 horses, 2 3000lb axels, new brake/2” ball hitch, rear ramp door, side door, rubber mat on floor, $2500obo, (250)494-9393 eves, 250-494-9310 days

Pet Services BIG ‘N SMALL, Dog waste clean up & removal, free estimates, call Jesse @ 250-4622834 for more information LITTLE GREEN Farm Pet Hotel. Luxury dog & cat boarding in the South Okanagan. Extra large air-conditioned accommodation suitable for up to 4 pets sharing. Long stay discounts avail. Pick up & drop off without charge in the Penticton area for stays of 7 nights or longer. 250-498-6186 Web:

Pets Bichon pups, great dispositions, non shedding, first shots, dewormed, microchipped and ready to go. 250832-4923 for more info. BOXER PUPPIES 2yr health guar. micro-chipped. Excellent temper/pedigree. 1,000.-1,500 250-336-8475 Chihuahua, male ready to go end of May & 8mth old male $450/ea (250)492-7775



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Cute Shih-Tzu pups, ready now, $400/ea. Also, free kittens. 250-546-6606 LAB PUPPIES - 2 Black female, 1 Yellow male. Purebred non-reg. Dewormed, Vaccinated, Dew Claws removed. $650 ea. Salmon arm 250-833-1813 Looking for large breed female to have 1 litter w/unique R o t t w e i l e r / S h e p h e r d / Wo l f male, already have homes for 3 puppies & will help find good homes for the rest. 250-5496950. TRINITY SHEPHERDS Belgium & German Shepherd dogs & puppies 10wks to 6mo. $250-$750.(250)547-9763 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

SOLID walnut 9dr dresser + mirror $100, walnut night table $50, 7ft sofa beige w/blue $100 250-493-3103 Vilas Maple buffet & hutch $275, solid oak end table $45, burl coffee table $135 all in excellent cond 250-495-2383

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

YARD SALE Sat. May 8th & 9th, 8am-?, 172 Canyon Crt.

Renovated 2400sq.ft 3bdrm exe home located 204 Yorkton Ave, 60x170ft lot w/lane access to beach. Large dbl garage. To view call 250-4939229, 250-462-4133 price reduced to $519.000. SITUATION WARRANTS QUICK SALE, Own your own piece of “Tranquility”! End of the road, creekside. Over 1200sq/ft of living. 2 + bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appls. 30 mins to Apex or Penticton. $169,000. OBO. 250-486-4106 or 496-4106

Bachelor suite at Orchard House, DT, corner of Orchard & Martin, util included $650/mo. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 Downtown Penticton, 2bdrm with two bath, secure parking, 6appl, many other extras, approx. 1150sqft, 250-490-1034 or 250-770-2337 LAKESHORE TOWERS Modern Luxury 2BD 2BA 6AP 1200sqft unit. Secure parking for 2 vehicles. Lake/park view. Many extras. NS/NP Ref. 250-490-7478 OK FALLS - Spacious furn. one bdrm condo avail. immed. to resp. persons. NS, NP. W&D, micro, F&S, DW, A/C $650/mo +$325 DD. 497-6917 lv.msg.

Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES ARMSTRONG. New shipment from Sweden just arrived. Quality antiques. Open Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm or by appt. 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd.) 250-546-2529. Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733

Appliances Commercial Foster refrigerator 2 door, 5 adjustable shelves, 56”wX66”hX25”deep $1200 250-492-2454

Building Supplies Steel Buildings. Discount Prices to sell. 24x30 120x250. Will deal, 1-888-8983091. Source18X

Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836. IHC model 420 square baler, old but exc cond, $500. Square bale accumulator $1000. 10’ John Deere Disc $2500. 250-546-9196. MF 275 tractor, many new parts, runs & drives excellent, $6795 obo. (250)309-3366

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

Free Items FREE Lava Rock, come and get it 250-492-8393 free to good home, approx. 6mo. old neutered male cat, unusual pale orange color, very affectionate, call Theresa at 250-492-4921

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 A MUST SEE! Beautiful 10pce solid fruitwood 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! $3500 or offers, 250493-2161 Blk walnut DR suite table, 8 chairs, china cabinet $650; glass/brass oval coffee table $50; blk leather leisure chair/ottoman/swivel computer chair $85 ea; elect mantle style fireplace $125 all in excel. shape. 250-496-5162 DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677 Lazy Boy chair, like new, plush, dark turquoise, $150, 250-493-6550 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver NEW queen orthopedic pillowtop, mattress and box, still in plastic cost $1250. Must sell $350. King-size $595. Can deliver 250-488-4677 QUEEN SIZE bed & boxspring ($250 ) / twin bed & boxspring ($200) / 42 inch TV / ( $150) all items in good condition beds are only 2 years old Call Kris or Bill at 250-492-2813

Heavy Duty Machinery

2003 EX 200 LC c/w Q/A & new cleanout

Artists and music teachers, individual studios for rent, Penticton, 250-493-5133 PIANO Schubert apt size $800 obo 250-494-1615

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Sporting Goods BUYING Long guns. Restricted and prohibited hand guns. Alfie 250-492-0322 HIKING/BEAR Season Shotgun Specials, choice SKS’s from $299. GLOCK stocking dealer, quality firearms bought & sold at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, #4 - 1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 762-7575

A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,100! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

Medical Supplies 4 wheel walker brandnew, never used 250-493-9319

Misc. for Sale 1940’s china cabinet, small electric organ, dresser, trunks, yard trailer, new walker, fridge, 3 large cactus, misc items, (250)497-5498 20+ ft. of raised panel oak kitchen cabinetry. Countertop, double sink, dishwasher inc. Great for cottage, rental unit or suite. Buyer to remove. $2500 obo. Stainless steel hood fan, $125.00 250-494-0033; cell 250-486-3692. 2 used 150,000 BTU gas heater, $1500 each, Playk 100,000 BTU gas heater, $1000, Vantage 150,000 BTU gas heater, $1000, Vedge clamp frame machine with measuring gauge and post puller, like new, $4000, chrome box rail for 2004-2009 Chev long box (new), $100, 250-498-3900, cell 250-490-7166 Oliver 5X8 utility trailer $2500 buyer gets some tools & pruning items w/purchase. Self propelled vacuum for leaves & grass $800 firm. 250-492-5057 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. Future steel building 20x22 A Style, new never put-up $5000 firm 250-492-2494 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

lumber table, radial arm saw, treddle sew machines, horse tandem & single axel trailers, (250)809-1167 Overstock windows and doors at discount prices! Heritage Millwork and Windows Ltd. 165 Okanagan Ave. East Poise Maximum pads, extra coverage, 6.5 boxes (4pkgs of 42 per box, last box has 6 pgs of 14) asking $40 per box, electric (head, foot, base) Hospital bed (Max: 450lbs) with half rails, LTC 4000S Sensus Mattress (minor damage on side, has memory foam top), with Incontinence cover, Natura Luscious (Memory Foam pillow, reg: $2500, asking $1000, 250-487-1599

Misc. Wanted EARN FREE PARTYLITE CANDLES AND ITEMS!! I would love the chance to come to your house and help you host a PARTYLITE party. Hostesses earn free product based on the total sales and have access to fantastic specials open only to hostesses! All you need to do is get some friends to come over, provide a light snack/refreshment and the product and I will do the rest!! If you are interested please call me at 250-4975191 and I will help you plan your party!


13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, financing considered. 250-269-7492 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 GST. obo. 250-547-6932.

Musical Instruments

very clean machine $69,500 obo.

Len 250-550-4100.

Acreage for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRMS, 2bath, 928sq.ft 6-appl, 2 u/g prkg $227,000. 250-328-9443 Penticton

LARGE 2bdrm on Penticton Ave. close to schools & transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

Antique items, some furniture, garden tools, shuffle board, electric scooter, much more, Sat, May 8, 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back CRITTERAID YARD SALE, Friday, May 7, 4-8pm, Sat. May 8, 8am-4pm, Sun. May 9, 8am-noon, Fri. May 14, 4-8pm, Sat. May 15, 8am4pm, Sun. May 16, 8am-noon, 3099 Coleman St. Penticton. Mark it on your calendar, all funds for medical expenses for animals in residence. Friday May 7th 12-5, Sat May 8th 8am-3. Golf equip, tools, household items, drafting table & chair + accesories & misc items. #127-3153 Paris St GARAGE SALE Keremeos 605 9th St. Sat May 8. 8 am-? bbq’s, sporting goods,records, old auto manuals, rest. retail HUGE sale, tools, bikes, antiques & much more. 1150 Corbishly Ave, past Lake view cemetery, Sat 8th & Sun 9th early birds welcome LARGE garage sale, 126 Braelyn Crescent, back alley access off Seacrest Ave, Sat May 8th, 8:30-1pm MOVING sale, lots & lots of good stuff for everybody. 130 Heather Place, May 15th & 16th, 9am-1pm Multi family, 1330 Killarney St 8am-4 May 8th, indoor/outdoor furnirture, armoire, antique desk, brandnew jeep softop for 97-02 & lots more. Multi family Saturday, May 8th 8am-1pm 71 Yorkton Ave Neighborhood yard sale, Nesbitt Cres. patio furniture, children’s stuff, Sat. May 8, 8am1pm

Sat. May 8, 8am-noon, 443 Pineview Rd. no early birds, 1992 4Runner, clothing, boom boxes, winter sports, Christmas decorations/lights, misc. Household items Sat. May 8, 9am-1pm, 1814 Sandstone Dr. Westbench, tools, bikes, ski tube, and many other household/yard SPCA Flea Market, starting May 9/10 from 8-2pm at 1550 Main St. yard sale, Sat. May 8, 7amnoon, 110 McPherson Cres.

55+ PENTICTON one level townhouse. 2 bed, 1 bath. Private covered patio and covered carport with extra storage. Quick possession. 107 1426 Penticton Ave. $245,000. Contact 250-462-8716. 7 acres of treed acreage, secluded w/private pond on property, paved road 25.5km on 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 Bargain priced reduced to $189,900 renovated 3bdrm townhouse. Located at 3004 South Main #129. Quick possesion, serious enquires, to view, will finance, (250)4939229, 250-462-4133 Fantastic view of City of Penticton & lakes, 4900sqft rancher, custom built in 2005 on 1.03 acre, large shop, $1,600,000, (250)493-0358, on line,, #1272 House for sale by owner, 2bdrm+, single level, 1/2 acre lot, $475,000, 2012 Spartan Dr. Westbench, Penticton, by APPOINTMENT ONLY, call 250-492-7087 House on acreage, owner financing, 4bdrm, 3bath on 4acres near Enderby w/fruit & berries, pasture & horse shelter, owner will take property or RV etc. in trade as part down. $449,000. (250)838-0509, 250-309-1506 INVESTORS! FULL DUPLEX! $285,000, spacious, well-built sxs duplex, features 3bdrms, 2bath, garage each side, income is $2100/mo. located on nice corner lot in busy Prince George, TURNKEY, time limited offering, view online at:, call 250-490-8888, Penticton PRICE $265,000 Clean Family Home 2br 1bth 960sqft Dplx lot 40x100 dbl off st prkg close to lake/schools/shopping 250493-9596 PRIV.setting w/large covered deck, large loft master bdrm w/ensuite/jetted tub, 3bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, large family room, open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings. 4125 Highland Park Cres. Armstrong. Asking $324,800. 250-546-0064, 250260-0342.

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

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RENTALS Property Management

(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-$675.00 per mo. Pent. Ave. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, newly updated facing Penticton Creek. F/S, D/W, A/C, carport parking, w/ storage....................$775.00 incl. water. Skaha Pl.: 1 and 2 bdrm ............. ..........................$700.00-$750.00

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 Skaha Pl.: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F/S, A/C, Secure building w/ storage and pkg. $750.00 incl. water OK Falls: 1 bdrm house, w/ detached guest room, F/S, W/D, 1 bath, garage & lrg fenced yard w/ deck. ....$900.00 +utilities. June 1

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 1300SQ.FT rancher 2bdrm, 2bath, family room, dinning area & livingroom. Immaculate cond, 5-appl, hardwood floors & lyno, dbl garage, easy care private yard. Quick possession if necessary, $369,500. Further details 250-492-5459

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

Open Houses 2bdrm condo, $169,900, view at #1360, Saturday, May 8, 10am-2pm, #110922 Dynes Ave.

Townhouses $388000, TOWNHOME 2592 sf, 3 bd 2.5 ba mls10007009 Carol Bacon 469-2353 Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm apts, over 45 bldg, must have references, $775$850. 250-487-1136 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1BDRM ground fl. $700, 3rd fl. 1bdrm $725 incl. heat/cable, close to DT, wheelchair access. Cat ok with deposit, 40+, ns, ref. req. please contact Belinda at 250-488-7902 after 5pm. Avail May 1st &15th 2BDRMS and 1-1/2 baths, Exec. condo 1100 sq. ft. on 2 levels. 5 Appls, central air/heat. Covered prkg, n.s. n.p. $1200 plus util. Ref. Pent Avail. July 1st. 250-496-5465 2 BEDROOM condo (55+) close to Pent Library. Avail now. $800/month +utilities. SN/NP. S,F,D/W,AC. Coin laundry. Storage. Rent & lease negotiable. Call 778-476-4931 Apex resort fully furnished, 2bdrm, $650/mo, sat, t.v,hydro incl, internet avail, n/s. Avail now to Oct 31 250-809-7987

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apartment Furnished furnished 1bdrm, $650, incl. heat, wireless internet, satellite tv, 20 min west of Penticton, 250-490-0624, 250-809-1638

Commercial/ Industrial 1300-2800sqft warehouse/office, complete with fenced compound, centrally located, Penticton industrial area, (250)490-9016 2000sqft, suitable for shop, reasonable terms, 250-4935909 800sq.ft, Industrial area front bay, good exposure 250-8090728 250-492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 For lease, 2370 Government St., Penticton, BC, 1024 office/whse, o/h door, call 250493-9227 for details For rent 1 to 2 acres fenced commercial yard space in Pent industrial area. Inquirers Cheryl 250-492-5931 9am-1pm Penticton Industrial area, 2820sqft building, offices and raised dock warehouse, fenced compound, prime location, on busy street, toll free 1866-866-9662 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

Duplex / 4 Plex 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 Mobile home with garage, +55 Park, Olalla, $650/mo. 250499-5393, 250-809-2743

Homes for Rent 3 bedroom main floor house in Winfield. Office space could be fourth bedroom. New paint and carpets. Beautiful views. Available immediately. $1250 per month, ns. 250-558-8231

Apt/Condos for Sale

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $650 1 bdrm at 130 Skaha Place, grd flr, f, s, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Now (A355) $675 Dwntwn 1 bdrm + den, in 4 plex, carpets, f, s, coin op laundry, near creak. Avail. Now (A329-2) $1100 Top floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo on Elm, view of skaha Beach & 5 appl., extra storage, cov’d parking. Avail. Now(ot413) $1300 2 bdrm, 2 bath, at The Alysen, 6 appl., sec’d parking, elevator, 5 min. from Skaha Beach. Avail. June 1 (A404) $1300 2 bdrm +den, 2 bath, 6 appl., top flr. corner unit, vaulted ceiling, sec’d parking. Avail. June 1 (ot379) HOUSES: $900 2 bdrm, 1 bath, reno’d, new paint, new flooring, f, s, w.d. hook-up. Avail. Now (H559) $985 Large 2 bdrm + den top flr, near Pen Hi, h.w. flrs, 1 bath. Avail. Now (H710-2) $1200 3 bdrm duplex, near community centre, 5 appl., low maint. yard, lease req’d. Avail. Now (H715) $1400 4 bdrm, 2 bdrm home near hospital w/in-law suite, large yard, carport, f, s, w.d. Avail. Now (H693) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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



Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

Cawston, 2 small houses, single person, $650/mo. avail now and end of the month, (250)499-0106, 250-499-9504

Olalla, spacious, bright 3bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, w/d/f/s, garage, landscaped, small pet ok, no smoking, ref. req. available now, $875/mo. (250)499-5700, evenings 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. 151-1458 Penticton Ave. 250488-6875, 250-490-1700 998 Creston, 250-492-7570


Cars - Domestic

02 GMC motorhome 26ft, fully loaded for rent. Book early 250-494-3114

1990 Fleetwood Cadillac, nice car, offers, (778)476-5001 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4dr, 100,000miles, good paint, $2900, (250)493-7016 1998 HONDA Accord, low mileage, gd cond, new clutch, 5spd, $1600. 250-863-1302. 2001 Chrysler Sebring, red, 4dr, AT, A/C, 78K, mint cond. $6800 obo. (250)542-4511 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maintained, $3000 OBO 250-307-4379 2002 Ford Crown Vic, silver ex., grey int, loaded, power pedals, trac control, cd stacker/casette, good summer & new snow tires, exc. cond. $7500 obo, 250-462-1156, 250-490-0845 2003 PT Cruiser, red, 176K, exc/shape, $5000 (250)5459144 2005 Corvette Coupe, 405hp, 6spd manual trans, 28,000kms $40,000. 250-546-9196

KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052.

Shared Accommodation roomate needed, $475/mo +util. avail. now, call (250)4927560 Shared 2bdrm, 2bath, everything included, n/p $550/mo., (250)490-3468, 250-462-0873

Suites, Lower BRIGHT and spacious, like new, 2bdrm, close to amenities, avail. immed. $975+util. 250-462-2472 Nice 1st fl large 2brm suite with den in duplex, fenced front yard, prefer quiet/mature person, n/s, n/p $900 incl util. 250-493-3839

Townhouses 3BDRM, 2.5bath, dbl garage, 5-appl, close to school/beach. N/S, N/P avail June 1st. Call after 4pm 250-486-7974 3BDRM 4.5bath at South end of Pent, n/s, 1 pet ok, Ref req’d $1000+util. 250-8097804

Antiques / Classics 1974 MGB, collector plates, must see! $7900. (250)3089277

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Trucks & Vans

96 Cardinal by Cobra 31’ 5th wheel rear kitchen $24,500. 92 Security Penthouse 31’ 5th wheel, front kitchen $22,500. 93 Glendale Park model 38’ 3 slides, deck, w/d, dw, exc cond $22,500. All units in South Valley RV park across from park, beach, Skaha Lake. Park is over 50’s & purchaser must be approved by park mgmt. Vendor may consider some financing. Wayne 250493-7355 or 250-487-8538 Truck & 5th wheel pkg. 1999 GMC Sierra 1500, ext. cab, 180km, tow pkg, 1990 21.5’ Travelite 5th wheel, electric boat loader, 12’ alum boat, 3hp Yamaha motor, 2000w Generator (like new), 2 alum storage boxes, many extras! $20,900, (250)492-4951 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), 778-439-2015 after 6pm

2004 Ford Cube van, 16ft box, 6L Diesel, auto, new tires, safetied, $21,500 2007 Ford F150 Harley Davidson special, black, loaded, $31,500obo, Brian 1-877-663-7533 2007 Chevy Silverado, 4x4, 2500HD, 4dr, full load, 6’6”L box. Still under warranty. Equipped with On Star. $19,995 778-475-0521Vernon 2008 Chev 2500 4x4, diesel, c-cab, SB, loaded, 11,000kms, $35,000 (250)545-8502 CUBE Van, 1991 Ford 1 ton, 16’box, roll-up door, V8 auto, $3000. Oyama 250-548-3378 Recycle sale, Push, Pull or Drag, 1998 Ford Windstar, running for $999. Turn in value $2600 on new or used on Skaha Ford (250)276-7420, 250809-1836


LG 4bdrm 2bath w/in law suite laundry/deck, corner lot, close to beach. Avail June 1st $2300 250-492-8135

EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.

Commercial Vehicles 45ft hwy trailer suitable for storage or construction site 250-490-6826

2005 Dodge SX2.0 Auto, CD, A/C in excellent condition with only 60,000 kms.


Call 778-477-2247 or 250-808-0202 2005 Saturn Vue (SUV style), immac., 134k, a/c, auto, 40+mpg, towable, $7850obo, 250-492-5046 2008 Passion Coupe, black w/red int, sunroof, 5spd auto, well maint, looks new 19,220km,$15,000 warranty 250-496-5255 250-488-0204 $500, 1995 Sunfire, runs well, must sell, (250)493-0054 96 Lincoln Continental, low kms, all options, immaculate $3900obo 250-490-4850

Cars - Sports & Imports 1997 MAZDA 626 LX, 239.000km, well-maintained, excellent conditions, 2.0L I4, automatic, cruise control, A/C, non-smoker, no rust. New all season tires, new oil filter+oil and all round-check was made in Oct.2010. Was $4400,- at Select Auto Sales Penticton in 2009. Must sell because I’m moving back to Europe. $3200,- obo. 250-488-8065 or 2001 MITSUBISHI Eclipse Spyder GS What a great SPORTS CAR, convertible, silver exterior, 4 cyc automatic with sport shifter, cloth interior, well maintained, cd player, am/fm radio, auto door & window locks, car alarm, air, and many more awesome features 117,000 k... asking $9,500.00 call 250-770-0455 or email 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, saftied, summer and winter tires, $9500obo, Brian 1-877663-7533 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2004 VW Passat Wagon, 5spd, great cond/drive/gas mileage, roof rack, grey ext & black cloth int, 125,000kms, $11,499. 250-558-5045 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, manual, all serviced at Acura. $12,950. 250-309-4920.

1980 FXS Custom low rider 2” stretch, 8” over forks. 5000 miles on new shovel motor, lots of chrome, Harley Davidson Chopper. New black paint w/blue ghost flames. $15,000. 250-379-2609. 1985 Yamaha XT 125 1400km all original $1500 firm. 1978 Honda XL 175 4700kms $1000 firm 250-492-2494 1993 Suzuki Katana, GSX, 750F, clean, 37K, new chain, sprocket, tires, garage stored, $3500 250-558-7066 1998 Honda XR80R, good shape, $1400 obo. 250-3092670. 2004 Harley VRod, like new, 5900kms, $15,000. 250-5469196. 2004 Honda Shadow 750, custom paint, saddle bags & windshield. $4600obo 250487-7453 2006 HD Softtail Deuce, 13k, Screaming Eagles pipes, other extras, $14,000. 250-542-5804

Scrap Car Removal

Off Road Vehicles 2005 Kawasaki 650 Twin Quad. All accessories. Very low miles - like new. $6000. 250-494-1419; 2000 Kawasaki 400 Quad. All accessories low miles. Excellent shape. $4000. 250-494-1419 370 Suzuki trail bike $800, 2005 400 Bombardier w/winch $3000. 250-486-7713

Recreational/Sale 02 Viking tent trailer, sleeps 6/7, s/f, furnace, porta-potti, awning, propane campfire, 12x14 kitchen shelter, dual tanks/batteries. Very good cond $5000 250-493-6265 1981 Vanguard Camper, 10’8, good shape, toilet & shower, queen bed, lots of storage, $3000 obo. 250-558-4867. 1990 Corsair 27’ MH, 96,000kms, runs on gas or propane, 2 solar cells, twin beds, very comfortable rig. $15,500. 250-547-2308. 1990 VW Westfalia, one owner, fully equipped, sleeps 4 adults, (250)492-7392 1993 25.5’ Terry 5th Wheel, c/w slide, clean, Asking $9500 OBO, sell with 2000 GMC Sierra, 4x4, 2500 Crew-cab, 5.7L, low mileage, $23,000 pkg obo (250)545-4039 1994 5th WHEEL Okanagan 22.5 ft. Exc cond, Aluminum roof. Solid. This is a looked after size in Excellent condition. Bargain at $8500 obo. Must sell. 250-492-4499 2000 25ft Frontier 5th wheel 1/2 ton towable, sleeps 6 rear kitchen, fantastic fan, immaculate unit. $11,500 250-4945004 2005 298BHS Jayco Travel Trailer, large slide, sleeps-7, bunk beds, a/c, heat, cable, satellite hook up, CD, DVD, stereo, day/night shades, full width storage front & back. Excellent Condition $21,500 obo. 250-308-9438. 2006 Class A Motorhome, 37ft Commander, Allison trans, 3-slides, 5700kms, $98,500 (250)494-9683 2007 Damon Tuscany 40’ diesel, 30,000 miles, very clean, priced 10% below low NADA at $139,900. (250)549-3624, 250-307-6611 2009 5th Wheel, 24.5ft, 2 slides, 2yr warranty, $25,500, (250)276-9360 If you are looking for a great MH, don’t miss this one. 2000 40’Damon Escape, Cummings diesel, Allison 6spd, auto tranny, 14’ slide, fully loaded. $65,000 obo. 250-545-0790


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

Snowmobiles 2002 Skidoo Highmark X 800R, $4000 obo. 1998 Skidoo MXZ 440 Fan, $1500 obo. 250-309-2670.

Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Silver Honda CRV AWD, std. 5spd, 113K, one owner, $8200. (250)260-1807 eve. 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, AWD SUV, Mint, 91,000kms, all service records, white ext, 19”rims, Sunroof, $29,999. Ph. 250-938-0913 96 Ford Explorer XL, 184kms, V6, extremely well maint, like new interior green on grey, a/c, cruise/tilt 60/40 rear seats $4950. 250-493-4666 98 Chev Blazer 4x4 green, good cond, 132kms, some new parts, lady driven $5000ob 250-486-1390

Trucks & Vans

Utility Trailers 16’ Enclosed Trailer, side drs., electric brakes, lights, 14” tires, 3500lb. axles, 768-0856


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18.5FT Fiberform Tri-Hull w/6cyl omc i/o, new upholstery full cover Eazyload tandem trailer $2800, 16ft Sunbird fiberglass sailboat w/2 sails & trailer $800, 35hp Mercury motor electric start $800 2504926034

Repairer’s Lien Act, Under the terms of the repairer’s Lien Act: The BMW 525IT VIN WBAHJ6313NGD21889 Owned by Jared Minty will be available for sale, amount owing is $542.32. After May 28th, 2010 by Fifth Avenue Auto, 2447 Apollo Rd. West Kelowna, BC 250-768-4485

1993 230 Sea Ray Sundancer, express cruiser, tandem trailer, 480hrs on 5L merc cruiser, sleeps 4, extremely well-maintained and clean, all records, $22,500obo, (250)276-6213 1999 17’ Four Winns, 115hp Johnson outboard, new full cover, Alpine stereo w/amp, 6 speakers, 2 subs, exc. cond. $9900 obo. 250-545-6194 9.8 Mercury outboard motor $900, 250-490-3009 BOWRIDER. LARSEN 175 SX 3L w moorage at Ok Lake ‘97 In/out Merc. Exc Cond. Low hours. Cover, bikini incl: EZ loader Trailer $11,500 250492-4499.

Boat Rentals LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19’ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368

Boats 14’ Aluminum boat + trailer 30hp Johnson ob w/manual, electric start, console steering, 2 padded swivel seats, fish finder w/manual, scotty downrigger & rod holders $1500 firm 250-497-8326 16FT boat, 50hp motor w/trailer $1600 250-462-5060


Escorts 1ST Class Mystique Escorts. Gorgeous Ladies & Men of all ages to suit every need. 24/7 out calls. Quick arrival time reasonable rates. 860-6778 (Kelowna), (250) 558-5500 (Vernon). NOW HIRING. A Secret Delight. Morning, noon or night. Trained in massage. In or out Penticton 250462-3510 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048

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The 17th Annual Anthony’s Pub Bare Bones Duathlon will be held on Saturday May 8, 2010 at Skaha Lake Park. Traffic will be flagged at Lee Avenue and South Main Street. The parking lot section at the east end of the Skaha Lake Park off Elm Avenue will be closed from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane on the 300 block of Lee Avenue.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment Applications First Street, Naramata, Electoral Area ‘E’ Lots 1-4, Plan KAP73160, District Lot 210, SDYD; and Lots 15 & 16, Block 57A, Plan 2160, District Lot 210 & 4225, SDYD NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING: Monday May 17, 2010 – 7:00 pm The Loft – Naramata Centre 3375 - 3rd Street, Naramata, BC.

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. 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).

1988 FORD F150 XLT Lariat $1500 250-490-9836 1989 Dodge Dakota P/U long box, 3.9L, standard, good cond, 4x4, 250-492-3158, 250-328-8140, $995obo 1997 Dodge 1/2 ton, reg. cab, short box, 3.9 magnum V6, 5spd manual, good cond., $3200, (250)490-8700 2000 Ford Ranger XLT, S cab, 4x4, 5spd, 4L, V6, AC, CD, running boards, 118,000miles, $7200, (250)492-2454 2001 FORD f-150 xlt 170 k, canopy, cd, air, tilt, cruise, 4 dr $8000 obo 490-0514 or 2002 Ford F350 XL, 4x4, white, 120k, 6spd manual, a/c, $7800, (250)493-4393 2002 Ford Ranger 4x4 with matching canopy, low kms and in mint condition, $10,800 OBO 250-493-5904 2005 Ford F150 super crew XLT, 4x4, new tires, headlights, brakes, fluids, $12,750. 250-307-4379

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).


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.

ADVANCE RV PARTS P ARTS - SERVICE SERVICEE - REPAIRS REPAIRS • We service horse and utility trailers • Pre-Buy Inspections • Spring Check-Ups • Appliances, Parts & Repairs • Structural Repairs P.O. Box 420 • Custom Buildings 1756 Alba Rd. OK Falls • Maint. & Service • Washing & Detailing 250-497-8999

Amendments: OCP from P to C Zoning from PR to C1s Zoning from C1s to PR Zoning from C1s to RS1 C1s


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: Web:

Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer



Communities Coming Together For the elimination of racism, discrimination and disunity Eliminating racism, discrimination and disunity has been the focus of the Diversity Promotion Network for the past 2 years. This group formed by the South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services has developed a Community Diversity Protocol, a Charter of Dignity, Respect and Acceptance and a Critical Incident Response Mechanism as tools to respond to racism. The governments of Canada and British Columbia funded this work. Community leaders signed the protocol because they want all residents to enjoy the privileges of living within a free, welcoming, inclusive and civil community. Organizations are championing the efforts to eliminate racism, discrimination and disunity in our communities. Together they continue to develop and implement a cultural diversity plan to address inequitable service delivery and to improve methods of counter-acting discrimination. The leaders and organizations that signed the Community Diversity Protocol are: Elder Grace Greyeyes, President, Ooknakane Friendship Centre Chief Jonathan Kruger, Penticton Indian Band Joanie Gabriel, Member, PIB Band Council Marlene Cox-Bishop, President, Metis Community Services Society of BC Metis Heritage & Cultural Council & Society: Daniel Pitman, President Sean Morin, Vice President Margaret Penner, Senator Barbara Parker, Treasurer Julia Pope, Director Henry Gagnon, Manager South Okanagan Immigrant Community Services: Nicole Verpaelst, Chairperson Hilma LaBelle, Executive Director Laurie Navrot, Vice-Chairperson Bonnie Lewis, Secretary Donna Hubackova, Treasurer Hedy Chen, Board Member Linda Grant, Board Member Suzanne Martin, Board Member Neetu Garcha, Board Member Jennifer Anderson, Area Director, South Okanagan Boys & Girls Club

Dan Ashton, Mayor, City of Penticton Janice Perrino, Mayor, District of Summerland Walter Despot, Mayor, Town of Keremeos Stu Wells, Mayor, Town of Osoyoos Ray Jarvis for Randy McLean, Mayor Town of Princeton Jack Bennest, for Patrick Hampson, Mayor, Town of Oliver Dan Ashton, Chairperson, RDOS Lilly Zekanovic, Constituency Assistant to Alex Atamanenko, Member of Parliament Barb Haynes, Executive Director, Downtown Penticton Association South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society: Elmie Saaltink, President Gladys Brown, Board Member Ruth Sawyer, Board Member, Penticton & District Hospice Society Sharon Evans, President, BC Schizophrenia Society, Penticton Branch David Head, Chairperson, Multiple Sclerosis Society, South Okanagan Similkameen Chapter Sue Eden, Owner/Realtor, Parkside Royal LePage, Summerland Insp. Brad Haugli, OIC, South Okanagan

Similkameen Detachment, RCMP Ginny Manning, Chairperson, Board of Education, School District No. 67 June Harrington, Chairperson, Board of Education, School District No. 53 Penticton Regional Hospital, IHA: Lorraine Ferguson, Health Services Administrator, South Okanagan Maureen Thomson, Director of Patient Services Lorraine Renyard, Manager, Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Lisa Jaager, Manager, Summerland Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Penticton Sikh Temple: Bakhtawar Brar, Member Ranjit Brar, Member Vijay Singla, Realtor, Realty Executives, Penticton James Palanio, Realtor, RE/MAX, Penticton Verlaine Murphy, Owner/Manager, WorkZone, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, Princeton & Summerland Theresa McPhillamey, Owner/Hairdresser, 24 Karat Salon & Spa, Summerland

To date over 215 citizens of the South Okanagan Similkameen have signed the Charter of Dignity, Respect and Acceptance. The official signing of the South Okanagan Similkameen Community Diversity Protocol was held during the Opening Ceremonies of the Ninth Annual Multicultural Festival, held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre on February 20, 2010. We thank all those who supported this event: Volunteers: Andrew Bromby, Angela Schweinle, Ann Culver, Annabelle Brassard, Anne Sophie Mazerrole, Atsuko Patrick, Avneet, Barb Haynes, Birgit Schertel, Carol-Ann Hicks, Chyenne Meleiro, Claudine Dubé, David Head, Diane Smid, Dixie Susrchule, Elaine Kelly, Elsie Liaung, Flocer Fernandez, Grzegorz Clements, Heather Beveridge, Ian Stewart, Irena Hubackova, Jennifer Dewolfe, Jennifer MacPherson, Joleen Schertel, Judy Barillaro, Kym Gouchie, Laara Branzsen, Laura Dills, Lindsay Clements, Lorna Prudent, Louis Etienne Walsh, Louise Punnett, Manya Quinn, Marcel Aubin, Marcia Gee, Margo Carbajal, Maria Martakova, Maria Melger, Marijenny Bourdos, Marla Wilson, Martina Jackson, Merle Irvine, Michel Labelle, Mindy Rollins, Mizael Biladeau, Moises Fernandez, Ping Jiang, Randy Prime, Rene Geysler, Richard Lautsch, Robert Ponto, Robyn Graham, Stuart Culver, and Val Arsenault. Vendors: Navratan Restaurant, Walla Foods, Murray’s Pizza, Tiffany K. Shaw (Blue Icing), Jazz Grewal (Haveli Cuisine), Gloria Stanley (Filipino Food), Khamfong Srisroi (Thai Food), Silvia Aidar (Brazilian Food), Teri Martinez (Between Friends Café), Naang Leaman (Thai Food), Marita Freestone (Sun Valley Treats) and Manny Sebastian (Filipino Food). Jenny Puls (costumes), Sukhi (jewelry), Preet Dhaliwal (tattoos), Wendy Williams (Bollywood artifacts), Solange Fahra (jewelry), Jake Mason (Okanagan College), Narinder Bal (APNI Directory), Tanya Proteau (clothing), Atsuko Patrick (origami), Celia Auclair (clothing) and Kirby Layng (City Centre Fitness). Performers: Nigel’s Scottish Pipe Band, First Nations Hip Hop Boys, Filipino Dancers, Nicole Vogt (Flamenco dancers), Bollywood Dancers, Irish Dancers, Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan Valley, Nankama World Drummers, Peach City Cloggers, Jenny Puls (Inner Bliss Belly Dancing), Nerissa Belly Dancing and Ali Frye (Zumba Dancers). SOICS staff: Tahira Saeed, Noha Ibrahim, Geody Amaya, Marcel Morneau, Amandeep Dhaliwal, Upkar Grewal, Shane Livingstone, Ruth Baladhay, Endrené Shepherd, Julien Gérémie, Tina Head, Karen Isert, Angelika Eneas, Hilkka Kivirinta, Jill Springer, Tammy Garrett, Irena Hubackova, Cherry Fernandez, Karamgit Jagdey and Carole Fitsell. How Welcoming and Inclusive is the South Okanagan Similkameen to Newcomers, Immigrants, New Canadians, Temporary Foreign Workers and Refugees. We would like to know! Complete the survey and have a chance to win a $200.00 gift certificate at Cherry Lane Mall. Take 5 minutes to answer the questions on line at, click on “links”, then on “survey” and then the “individual”. Enter no later than May 10, 2010. Municipalities, Businesses, Organizations, Not-For-Profit Societies, Churches… What types of projects, initiatives, programs or policies do you have in place to be welcoming and inclusive to Newcomers, Immigrants, New Canadians, Temporary Foreign Workers and Refugees? We would like to know! Take 10 minutes to answer the survey on line at, click on “links”, then on “survey” and finally on the “organization survey”. Enter no later than May 10, 2010. We are doing an advanced mapping exercise of the resources available in the community. Results of the survey will be launched at the Sunshine Cabaret series beginning May 29 at the Saturday morning market, in Nanaimo Square. Join us between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for the celebration. If you need any additional information, please call SOICS (South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services), 508 Main St. at 250-492-6299.

This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the province of British Columbia

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ast Saturday’s morning showers in Penticton were greeted with mixed emotions. Nobody wants to see rain on the opening day of the downtown markets, but deep in our hearts we all know that the valleys are in desperate need of some precious drops of water. Farmers are very aware of the drying winds and the lack of water as they try to nourish their crops along. So are homeowners who see their lawns withering under the sun to a shade of brown. Laying in the rain


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native plants or cultivated plants adapted to this climate, but not for our thirsty food crops or delicate flowers. The use of soaker hoses and drip irrigation helps mitigate evaporation on hot summer days while supplying the water close to the plants. Mulching with bark mulch, straw or plastic can reduce the frequency of watering. Lawns are one of the biggest water consumers with their need for overhead irrigation. So what other alternative is there to conserve water use in our gardens?

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May 7th, 2010 Edition

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