BARE BONES FUN
THE BIG YEAR
Petition campaign reveals widespread opposition to Harmonized Sales Tax
Local athletes claim Bare Bones duathlon in front of home crowd at Skaha Park
With Gunless under its belt, Osoyoos selected as a location for another big comedy
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Budget shortfall leads to loss of a school day STEVE KIDD Western News Staff
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BACK IN THE SADDLE — While a crowd mills about admiring the just unveiled 18-foot statue of Kenny McLean, his grandsons Tayber (climbing) and Hayden gaze up at the life-size image of the rodeo star riding a bucking bronco. The tribute to McLean was unveiled in his home town of Okanagan Falls Saturday, a memorial to a rider who won 14 Canadian Championships. McLean was also a recipient of the Order of Canada, the only cowboy to receive Canada’s highest honour.
Students in the Okanagan Skaha School District can look forward to an extra day off next school year, thanks to budget cuts the school board was forced to make in order to meet a $1.45 million budget shortfall. Closing all schools in the district on Nov. 12, the Friday following Remembrance Day, will save about $35,000, including utilities and payroll, mostly from custodial and education assistant wages. In order to meet the instructional times required by the Ministry of Education, nine minutes will be added to the elementary school day and eight minutes to the high school day. This day was chosen, said board chair Ginny Manning, because Fridays following a statutory holiday historically show lower attendance figures. However, she admits that extending the school day doesn’t make up for the loss of a day’s education. “Eight minutes in a day? It can’t,” she said. “We had to weigh the options and initially two days were considered.” After an extended consultation process, the board of education approved the preliminary 2010-11 budget at their regular meeting Monday night. The reduction totals $1.45 million over the 2009-10 service and allocation levels, a mix of cost savings and elimination of services. “The funding shortfall for 2010-11 was caused by a number of factors including declining enrolment, loss in revenue sources and increase in labour costs,” said Manning. “With enrolment decline and government funding uncertainty, our situation is only going to worsen in coming years … it may represent the beginning of a downward trend, both financially and educationally.” She’s not the only one concerned. Kevin Epp, president of the Okanagan Skaha Teachers Union, said the situation isn’t gong to change unless the provincial government decides to fund education fully. “The system we have in place doesn’t represent the reality of today. A complete overhaul … we need to throw out the system we have in place,” said Epp.
“This is one thing that I’m really tired of. The minister of education continues to chant this mantra that there is more funding than ever… but yet, every district that I hear from is taking measures to save dollars that I consider extraordinary,” The closure day is one of those extraordinary measures, said Epp. He wants it labelled on the school calendar that goes out to parents as a “budgetary measures closure day.” “What else could go?” asked Epp. “It is hitting the classroom … the trustees want to be guided by the idea of keeping the cuts away from the classroom, but the reality is, we’re seeing teachers and support staff cuts next year. We’re seeing a closure day, that hits every classroom in the district.” To meet the $1.45 million shortfall, the board has introduced both cost efficiencies as well as cutbacks, including using nearly $700,000 in savings from this year to assist with next year’s budget, directing $250,000 generated by the district’s investment in technological infrastructure to help offset the reductions, saving $110,000 in maintenance costs through capital projects and cutting administration by $107,000, reducing training, legal and licensing fees and district expenses. But they are also planning some serious cuts to services, including the elimination of the Instructional Media Centre, which will generate $100,000 in savings. They also expect to recoup $75,000 from the elimination of the Ellis Street program and make cuts of $70,000 to transportation assistance and low ridership bus routes. Zoe Rupp, president of the CUPE local 523, admits that her position is one of the ones that is going to be lost with the elimination of the Instructional Media Centre. Two full-time positions and one part time position will be lost with the closure. “The school board has been utterly unsuccessful in their stated goal of keeping the cuts away from the classroom,” said Rupp. “They’ve approved a budget that includes cuts to every classroom, every library and every student in the district.” Manning said that the budget process was a difficult one for the school trustees, but they have to work within the government mandated funding levels. Kelowna
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Community bids on property KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
Bill Schwarz said he wished someone would buy the Skaha Shores property and do something nice with it. Now it’s his chance. The property, which is located along the shores of Skaha Lake in Okanagan Falls, is in receivership and the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen approved the director’s proposal to make an offer on it. If all goes forward as planned, Schwarz, the RDOS director for Area D, said they could have title to the property by Aug. 1. “When Kenyon Park was donated to Okanagan Falls there was an understanding that Okanagan Falls would acquire Skaha Shores should the property ever come available,” said Schwarz. “Now we are doing our part to fulfill that legacy. It is important that the community acquire waterfront property and make it available for everyone, not just a select few.” Schwarz said they have put in a $900,000 offer on the property which was assessed at $2.3 million. The regional district has $150,000 in financing that is dedicated to parkland acquisition. The remainder of the purchase will be financed over 20 years.
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SAFETY CONCERNS have been raised over the failed Skaha Shores condominium project in Okanagan Falls. The community has now put in an offer to purchase the property.
Residents have voiced their concerns over the state of the property as recently as last month. The RDOS said their hands were tied because it was private property and didn’t fall under the unsightly premises bylaw. Earlier this month broker/property manager Alexandra Rebagliati and her husband Ross took the problem into their own hands and repaired the fencing to ensure children could not get onto the property and potentially hurt themselves. Some excavation had taken place on the land but was stopped and left a unsightly water-filled hole surrounded by fencing. The development plans for the property
fell apart a few years ago and the property was part of a court-ordered sale after being in receivership for a year. It is expected the borrowing bylaw will be brought to the board on May 20, which will be followed by a two-week advertising period. If passed, there will still be a 30-day waiting period. If during that time at least 10 per cent of the registered voters in Okanagan Falls sign a petition against the bylaw, it would go to referendum. Schwarz said there is also the possibility that a cash offer from another party could be made. If that is the case, the RDOS would have 72 hours to counter offer.
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Band follows model for economic growth KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
It will be six years ago this November, when Chief Jonathan Kruger says the Penticton Indian Band came to a fork in the road. The tragic drug and alcoholfueled shooting death of three people at a known party spot on the Penticton Indian Reserve left the community shaken and standing at the precipice. “I truly believe that was a major turning point,” said Kruger. “It came to a point where we needed to empower ourselves and encourage ourselves and not live in poverty. That means making better, healthier decisions. When you look back at the stagnant movement in our community in the past and watching the experience of a huge tragedy with those deaths in the community and realizing the poverty that we are in — we needed a change.” The change has been a slow movement, but as the PIB watched other First Nations grow and develop, they took careful notes. In the south, the Osoyoos Indian Band has progressed from ranching, trading and small farms to huge vineyards sprawling across 32,000 acres. Many businesses call the area home and the band manages businesses itself with annual budgets in excess of $14 million. At the same time they administer their own health, social, educational and municipal services. In December, the Osoyoos band announced Senkulmen, an environmentally sustainable enterprise park expected to be open this summer.
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CHIEF JONATHAN KRUGER of the Penticton Indian Band surveys the property on the west side of the channel slated for development by the band.
To the north, the Westbank First Nation has implemented one of the most comprehensive sets of community laws in Canada that cover the development and regulation on reserve lands. They provide community services and have developed a corridor of expanding shopping malls with major anchor tenants as well as manufacturing and construction services. “Years of being stagnant and
watching other communities grow and learning from those experiences has inspired us to move forward in that direction. When development first happened around our community we were a little bit more nervous and had environmental concerns. We have sat back and learned while watching how things have unfolded ... we network with the successful bands who have been helping and teaching us the rights and wrongs they have gone
through. This has actually saved us a lot of money and we are speeding up a lot of time with their support and expertise,” said Chief Kruger. In January plans were announced that Landmark Cinema will be building a six-screen multiplex cinema at the Channel Crossing shopping centre. The 40-acre site is located on Penticton Indian Band land. The locatee land owners and the band are still in negotiation with govern-
ment on items such as a bridge that would cross Green Avenue over the Okanagan River Channel. The shopping complex plans also feature a large home improvement outlet, grocery store and numerous retail outlets. This announcement was followed by a proposal in March that came forward to the PIB to develop a B.C. Legacy Baseball Complex. Again, Chief Kruger said this is something that they are very excited about but is something that is tied up for the time being with feasibility studies. “We are working very hard with all parties and are dealing with government bureaucracies so we are still waiting for some of those meetings to unfold,” Kruger said of both of the proposed projects. The chief said one of his main campaign promises when he was elected was to create a comprehensive community plan. The three-year process is underway with a focus on economic development, community clinics, administration buildings, bylaws and better community facilities like halls and parks. “It has been hugely successful. We want to create a canvas, if you will, to plan on where we want to live, where we want to have our future subdivisions, what kind of developments we would like to see out here and what kind of economic development. We have an excellent team that we appointed from our chief and council to start the process to work with our community. We started with feedback right from the children in kindergarten to the graduates and up to the elders,” said Kruger.
Ex-wife alerted police to child pornography ﬁles KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
Kenneth Hopps sat in the Penticton provincial courthouse as his ex-wife took the witness stand, revealing that she was the one who alerted RCMP about the child pornography she found on a computer in their home. The Penticton man pled not guilty to charges of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography Monday at the start of the four-day Supreme Court trial. Cynthia Hopps told the court when she first met Kenneth in 1988 while taking a cooking course at Okanagan College he told her he “was a convicted pedophile.” After speaking with the person giving him treatment she was “made to feel he was a low risk to re-offend.” The couple moved from B.C. to Ontario where Cynthia said he was “charged with raping his step-daughter.” Cynthia said she under-
stood that it happened in the early ‘80s and he was “found guilty of some variety of sexual touching and given jail time and probation.” The couple returned to Penticton in 1991, but it wasn’t until October of 2005 when the accused man’s wife first found a picture in a folder on her user profile on the shared computer titled “flat.” “I had not put it in there. I opened that file and there was a picture of a young pre-pubescent girl naked from the waist up,” she said. In between tears the woman said she had confronted her husband and told him she would assist him in looking for help or therapy to deal with what she had found. She said her husband’s explanation of the photo was that it came with a Pink Floyd music file he downloaded from a website. Cynthia said she put a password on the computer, not telling her husband what it was, so the only way he could access the internet would be under
supervision. In August, while completing an online course in data management as part of her goal to get her Grade 12 diploma, Cynthia was following a lesson in the textbook about finding hidden user profiles on the computer. While working on the steps she uncovered the hidden profile “Qwikdraw.” Cynthia explained how she spent two to three days trying to crack the password and finally did on Aug. 10, 2005. She continued on with the lessons in the textbook about web cookies, which shows the name of websites visited. “There were dozens and dozens and dozens of them. They were all child porn sites with names like Little Lolita, young girls and any kind of name you can put with child porn,” she said. The woman clicked on two of the cookies that led her to websites that showed girls “maybe four to five” years of age performing
sexual acts on adults and “one nude picture of a small female child.” The Crown next called Cpl. Scott Young, who conducted a videotaped RCMP interview with the accused. On the video Kenneth admitted to the officer that it was young girls under the age of 12 that he liked. Cpl. Ken Kuan, an RCMP tech expert, told the court on Tuesday that by using a program that uses the “digital fingerprint” for child pornographic images he was able to identify immediately some of the pictures off the hard drive of the Hopp’s home computer as child porn. The remaining images were also investigated and then categorized. Kuan said there are six categories, with one to four being identified as child porn. A total of 56 images fell within the one to four category and 99 fit into category five, which Kuan described as more “model poses” and not just focused on a child’s private areas.
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Opposition to HST mounts JORDEN DIXON Western News Staff
A steady stream of signatures for a petition campaign is adding up to complications for the province’s attempt to usher in a new Harmonized Sales Tax. The petition campaign to oppose the HST surpassed 400,000 signatures this week, with both Penticton and Boundary Similkameen among the 56 ridings to collect the necessary 10 per cent of voters’ signatures. According to fighthst.com, 10,560 people from the Penticton riding have signed the petition, well above the 15 per cent (6,239 signatures) organizers were hoping for. In Boundary Similkameen, 9,585 signatures have been collected, easily surpassing the 15 per cent target of 6,940. Local petition co-ordinator Ron Barillaro said they have no intention on giving up the fight. “It’s to the point where if you really want to make a statement you go for the gusto,” Barillaro said. “Hopefully the larger numbers will show more of an impression in terms of our seriousness, because we’re not going away.” With eight weeks still left in the campaign, Chris Delaney, Fight HST lead organizer, said the petition should be able to reach the 500,000 mark — over one-third of all voters in the last provincial election. Considering last week fighthst. com reported that 299,944 people
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ORGANIZER RON BARILLARO watches as Bill Solberg of Penticton signs the anti-Harmonized Sales Tax petition last month at Cherry Lane shopping centre. The petition will be back in the mall this week.
had signed the petition, the 100,000 signature increase is a good indication of the widespread opposition. “People are angry,” said Julie Turner, petition regional organizer. “And they’re more angry at the lie than they are about the tax.” Turner said there will be plenty of opportunities to gather more signatures in the local area as they will be in Penticton, at Cherry Lane shopping centre, this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plans to visit Summerland, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls are also in the works but the dates have yet to be finalized. Delaney said the continuous and rising number of signatures coming from areas such as Penticton and
Boundary Similkameen are sending a signal to local politicians. “They’re getting so many signatures on the petition it’s effectively becoming a warning signal to the MLAs that if they are going to reject this petition, and vote against the wishes of their constituents, that there’s obviously enough signatures there to recall as well.” Delaney said while a recall campaign couldn’t be organized until November, he believes the issue isn’t going to die down. “They feel betrayed and they feel angry because they were told there wasn’t going to be an HST,” Delaney said. “So there’s a lot of anger directed at the government for what they feel is a betrayal or even a lie about the tax.”
Region braces for potential drought JORDEN DIXON Western News Staff
The decline in the snowpacks around the province has raised the spectre of a drought, and in turn water conservation is being urged and water restrictions along with drought management plans are being considered. According to a snow survey and water supply bulletin released by Allan Chapman of the River Forecast Centre, the Okanagan is sitting at 76 per cent of its normal basin percentage while the Similkameen is at 37 per cent of its normal amount. Nelson Jatel, water stewardship director for the Okanagan Basin Water Board, said that we have seen similar issues last year, putting us into a possible multiple-year drought and making it harder to replenish an already low water supply. “We entered this year with a deficit and we’re seeing very little precipitation,” Jatel said. “The problem is that we need to have significantly more than normal to deal with this deficit.” Despite the consecutive years with low water supply from the decline in snowpacks, Jatel said it’s not necessarily something we should worry about as it’s part of the area’s hydrology. “We’ve had droughts in the past and we’ll have droughts in the future,” said Jatel. “I never characterize it as something we should worry about, but is it something we want to plan for and as individuals address? I think so.” Here in Penticton actions have already been taken to conserve the water supply. From the beginning of May to the end of August the city will be on at least stage one water restrictions. Carolyn Stewart, Penticton’s water conservation program co-ordinator, said that we must look beyond
our communities in our attempts to conserve water, and consider “our basin as a whole.” “If we don’t develop sound water practices now we are going to be paying the price,” Stewart said. “Whether we pay the price in the near future or in the long term, we certainly are going to see that there might be a time when we don’t have choices anymore.” In Vernon they are currently under stage three water restrictions, which prevents people from filling pools and watering lawns. But following protests from pool owners and golf course operators the city has put the restrictions on hold for two weeks. “Their reservoirs are very low, which is a real concern because the North Okanagan traditionally has significant storage for the entire valley,” Jatel said. “So that Vernon storage can be really important for everybody.” With all the drought talk being thrown around, the weather over the next couple of months can have an impact on whether the water supply will actually be an issue. “We are entering the period now where we tend to get our spring and early summer rains,” said Doug Lundquist, Environment Canada meteorologist. “It’s our local monsoon season.” He added that according to a probability forecast for the area’s precipitation, there is a 40 to 50 per cent chance that May, June and July will be wetter than usual. “I don’t put a lot of faith in that particular forecast,” Lundquist said. “I really keep caution with the precipitation forecast. It can be quite variable, especially in this season.” Whether or not we get our “monsoon season” Stewart said we can’t wait until a drought is actually here to react. “The real critical solution is we have to be pro-active, so that when we do have a drought we are prepared”
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lthough it was only a simulation, the Pathways Addictions Resource Centre’s reality party was a shocking, enlightening and refreshing take on how to teach both parents and their children the realities around drinking and partying. The house party was a tool to open the lines of communication between parent and child. It also allowed parents to join in a forum afterwards to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences with their children about partying. For many of the parents, it seemed the consensus was that at one point or another their teen was going to be confronted by a situation where they would be tempted to drink alcohol, either out of curiosity or peer pressure. Graduation time is nearing, and parents who don’t believe their child would experiment with liquor or drugs should realize that even if they aren’t consuming, they probably are going to be, or have been, around it. The prospect of having an awkward talk with your teenager is far better than having to pick them up from the police department, or worse the hospital. Every party doesn’t end in those horrible situations, but it easily can get out of hand. How would your teen handle the situation? Would it not be more important that your child understand the consequences and know how to be safe if they decide to drink alcohol then letting them loose without the tools? It may seem easier to turn a blind eye to these activities. And many of the parents that attended the reality party may have thought that too. But they have all now been given a glimpse into the reality of picking their children up from hospitals and the RCMP detachment. If you don’t know where to start the conversation, pick up the phone and call Pathways. Reaching out to your child now before they head out to celebrate with their friends could be all it takes to prevent that celebration from becoming a tragedy.
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Heed and Oppal’s talent squandered
ash Heed’s second cabinet resignation within a month will likely be his last, whatever the outcome of charges against his campaign officials. As this mess is sorted out by a new special prosecutor, here are a few things that may have been lost in the shouting during last week’s resignation meltdown. Heed didn’t choose where to run. Nor did he select the campaign manager and financial agent now charged under the Election Act and Criminal Code for distributing anonymous brochures attacking the NDP. Heed’s nomination in the ethnic battleground of Vancouver-Fraserview was as orchestrated as any in the history of the ruling BC Liberal party. A square-jawed top cop out of Hollywood casting, Heed was personally recruited by Premier Gordon Campbell to be the face of a crackdown on the drug gangs that were regularly exchanging bullets from Vancouver to Prince George. He was assigned the local BC Liberal election machine vacated by previous star candidate Wally Oppal, who went home to South Delta and lost by a few votes. Thus Heed, who lives in Richmond, became the party’s second
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consecutive parachute candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview last spring. According to RCMP investigators, Heed’s narrow victory in Fraserview featured three separate pamphlets that failed to disclose election sponsors. These crude brochures, with clip-and-paste pictures of gangsters, suggested in English and Chinese that the NDP favoured legalizing drugs. NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu would understand as well as anyone the hostility this suggestion provokes in the Chinese community. So would Heed, who rose through Vancouver Police Department ranks from constable to detective to inspector responsible for southeast Vancouver, where he established a gang violence task force.
In a 30-year career, he headed the VPD drug squad and an Indo-Canadian gang task force, and also completed a BA and master’s degree in criminology at Simon Fraser University. Heed’s 2005 master’s thesis makes interesting reading. Among his thesis supervisors were SFU professor Neil Boyd and nowSenator Larry Campbell, both known as outspoken critics of the futile “war on drugs” approach. Using VPD arrest files, Heed’s analysis debunks a couple of myths propagated by the media. One is that Vancouver’s drug problem is largely a result of immigrants. In fact the dealers were overwhelmingly Canadian-born. Another is that dealers are rich. He found most are poor, users themselves who rack up arrests for property crime as well as drug dealing. This is the spiral that creates a hard core of chronic offenders. Heed examined the various theories for dealing with the violent street drug trade. Like many others, he found the “moral rejection and absolute prohibition” approach to be “a failure in country after country,” noting that it is propped up mostly by waron-drugs politicians who get
elected on its false promise of public safety. Heed rejects the “market solution” of legalizing drugs as “likely politically impossible,” although it would reverse the spiral of high costs and profits that is the engine of the gangland trade. He cautiously endorses a “decriminalization and treatment” approach where law enforcement focuses on treatment for chronic offenders, rather than the more popular moral punishment. If this approach sounds familiar, it should. It was introduced in B.C. by a distinguished former judge named Wally Oppal, who as attorney general piloted the “community court” system in Vancouver, before being tossed on the scrap heap by voters obsessed with the parochial gripes of Delta South. Heed may now be targeted in a recall campaign, given the anger stirred up by the tainted election campaign that delivered him to Victoria. Good luck to the BC Liberals or any party that tries to attract talented achievers into a career in politics. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010
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Victoria’s promises ring hollow Over the years, through many administrations, there have been stories, happenings and scandals, whether they be Socred, NDP, Reform etc. They range from stock manipulation and fraud, to Bingo-gate, to election irregularities. There were consequences and/or penalties in most cases. They came and they were dealt with and life went on. In the last while, the Liberal party has experienced several of these so-called happenings. The following is a list of a few: The premier’s DUI conviction brought minor consequences. He was still able to travel to the U.S and travel abroad regardless of the conviction. How does that work? The DUI charge for one Ms. Thornthwaite, Liberal MLA. She admitted that she was at fault and was exonerated by the premier as being human and making a mistake. Now with charges, she is pleading not guilty. The premier himself with his misleading the electorate before the elections by saying that there would be no new taxes. Two days after the election, he stated that the HST was coming. The HST was passed and implemented well ahead of the July 1 proposed date. The premier has told a tale of financial woe in the province and yet is spending money that we don’t seem to have for social programs and such things as a roof for BC Place and a temporary stadium for the BC Lions. He somehow or other sees these actions as benefits to the entire province when, in reality, they benefit “the province of Vancouver” and the rest of us pay anyway The Sea to Sky Highway Project, on which 95 per cent of the cars in this province will never turn a tire and yet the drivers of the 95 per cent of the cars are paying for this highway. Then there’s broken promises: Deliver high-quality public health care services that meet all patients’ needs where they live and when they
Changes will reduce rates
Penticton taxpayers have all gone through some tough times recently due to worldwide economic conditions. I am writing you today to inform you that during this time, the current city council, almost unanimously, supported an investment during the last two budgets which will result in a guaranteed return. As you know, council is challenged with establishing what level of fire service you will be provided with. What you may not know is that the Canadian insurance industry establishes what the base fire insurance rates are in direct relation to the level of fire service provided in a municipality. There is a grading system used to establish those rates. The Fire Underwriters Survey is performed on a regular basis to establish the grades. Our last one was done in 2004. The survey, which is available at City Hall, came with a list of recommendations, which the city could implement to lower the grade and thus lower fire insurance rates throughout the city. In 2004, the council of the day received a list of recommendations that, if acted upon, would result in a lower grade and thus lower rates. These recommendations are based on five categories; risk level, fire department response level, water supplies, fire safety control (fire prevention and education), and emergency communications. It was not until the current council took office that the importance of this investment was put as a priority and changes were made based on the FUS recommendations. The
need it. – 2001 New Era Document. Hasn’t happened. Work with non-profit societies to build and operate an additional 5,000 new intermediate and long-term care beds by 2006. – 2001 New Era Document. Hasn’t happened. Provide better home support and home care services. – 2001 New Era Document. Stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families. – 2001 New Era Document. What about the proposed new casino? How does that decrease gambling? Make children the number one priority and devote adequate resources. Stop the endless bureaucratic restructuring that has drained resources from children and family services. Hasn’t happened yet. Enhance training, resources and authority for frontline social workers to properly protect children at risk and improve services to families. – 2001 New Era Document. When will this happen? Education is our top priority, because it’s they key to any healthy, prosperous society. Support the current five per cent tuition cut and tuition freeze and fully fund it in the current fiscal year to offset costs to postsecondary institutions – 2001 New Era Document. Not sell or privatize BC Rail. – 2001 New Era Document. The reality: BC Rail was sold to CN Rail in 2004. The resignation of three solicitors-general. Is there a message here? Ensure all British Columbians have equal access to legal representation and justice. – 2001 New Era Document. The reality is that courthouses were closed in 25 communities. Lies, deception, empty promises and more lies. How much more will we put up with? This is not what we voted for, is it? Ron Barillaro Penticton
results of those changes and continued work towards the implementation of the complete list of recommendations has and will result in seeing your fire insurance rates going down. As the list of recommendations continues to be implemented the potential tax increases will be offset by as much or more by lower fire insurance premiums. If you have any questions regarding this issue please feel free to contact any city councilor, the fire chief, your insurance broker or myself.
and businesses who supported the event: FortisBC, Penticton Golf and Country Club, Astral Media (SunFM and EZ Rock), the Penticton Western News, Whole Foods Market, Art Knapp’s, Staples, Hooked on Books, and Seat of Serenity. Thank you to the many volunteers who came out first thing in the morning to make the event successful. Start now to recruit your team and challenge others in the community. Imagine — an entire year to find the ‘ringer’ for your team and develop your skills.
Mike Richards, Local president Penticton Fire Fighters
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Can you spell lackadaisical, accommodate, paraphernalia or how about fricassee? The Literacy Now first annual Adult Spelling Bee was a great success. Thank you to the Penticton Western News for their coverage and support of the event. Thank you to the brave teams who came out to support the event from Interior Health, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, Okanagan College Tutoring Program, Ministry of Housing and Social Development and other individuals from the community. Your donations were sincerely appreciated. Your costumes and team names were fabulous. Congratulations to the winning team, The Whizbangs (Ministry of Children and Family Development). They received gold medals with 12 out of 15 words correct. Thank you to the sponsors
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Did You Know... Most Don’t! As summer nears, you may think this topic is perhaps too early, but protection is essential all year round. Comments from our clients indicate a serious lack of understanding and major confusion with regard to sun protection. SPF (sun protection factor) measures the length of time before the skin turns red with a product applied vs. time to redden without protection. (Actually, it often takes up to 24 hours for redness to appear.) If it takes 10 minutes without protection to burn, using an SPF 20 theoretically prevents reddening for 20 times longer -about 3 1/3 hours. Redness is caused by UVB and is a very poor measuring stick because damage has already occurred. UVA causes aging and cancer without the immediate awareness of burning. To maintain the SPF, reapply sunscreen adequately every two hours and right after swimming. Remember, reapplying does not provide another equivalent period of protection. When toast is re-inserted in the toaster it burns in a fraction of the time the second time around. SPF’s of 15 block 93 percent of UVB. SPF 50 blocks 98% and SPF 100 blocks 99%. It is easy to assume that SPF 100 confers twice as much protection as SPF 50, yet it is only 1% better. Many sunscreens still allow about 40% of UVA through. Remember: • Sun exposure is undoubtedly the number one cause of aging skin. • 80% of sun damage occurs in the first 20 years of life. • A tan is a scar. There is no safe way to tan. • Hiding behind tinted windows/sunroof glass does not protect adequately. • A dark complexion still needs protection. • Up to 80% of the suns rays penetrate clouds. • UVA is present with indoor light sources. • It takes about 30 minutes for sunscreen to enter skin. • A tanning bed is NOT safer than the sun. Sunscreen often gives a false sense of security and sensible sun care should also include sun-protective clothing, sunglasses and sun avoidance from 10 am to 4 pm. See us in store to discuss your sun protection needs. Don’t let unprotected sun exposure prematurely age your skin. Prevention is always better than cure.
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initially set to contain three multi-storey residential condominium towers. However, after completing the first building, the developer started running into financial troubles. Work had begun on the second and third buildings — excavation, pilings and foundation — when the development was placed in receivership, with the developer eventually going bankrupt. D. Manning retained Chandler and Associates to manage the completion of phase one activities and to conduct the mitigation process, including registration of storm, sanitary and fire access easements on the property to enable, council hopes, the future development of the last two buildings. At the time the refund was first endorsed, Mayor Dan Ashton said that the new policy was to encourage other developers to come to Penticton, stimulating the economy and perhaps completing stalled projects like Alysen Place. “A certain amount of money is held for the various requirements of the City of Penticton, but if the project does not go ahead then those
requirements are not required. So, why would you penalize somebody?” said Ashton. “After all the expenses are addressed, the money should be returned, and if someone should come along and want to develop that property in the future, then the city will still have the opportunity to re-collect the fees for the infrastructure that will be required. “It’s fair, transparent and equitable. It is the way city business should be done.” Not all of council agree with Ashton’s assessment, as both councillors Garry Litke and John Vassilaki voted not to refund the money. “These developers are leveraging millions of dollars to try and make millions of dollars,” explained Litke of his position. “If something goes wrong, well then, it is just the cost of doing business. “I also think it is just a matter of fiscal responsibility because ... we are laying off staff, cutting back programs, threatening to tax churches, and cutting back grants to festivals. And then, we turn around and give $1.5 million (away).”
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March was a good month for operations at the South Okanagan Events Centre and the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. CAO Dennis Back announced Tuesday that March was the best month to date this year for the cityowned facilities run by management company Global Spectrum. “Our revenue stream was better than what we had projected in the budget, which is always a good thing, and as a result of that we turned a profit of $17,000,” said Back. “But actually that is $87,000 better than the (projected) budget because we were anticipating a shortfall of about $70,000.” Better still, said Back, the first quarterly financial statements of 2010 (January to March) have the facilities more than $100,000 ahead of budget. “That is the kind of improvement we feel positive about,” said Back. “Can we sustain that over the balance of the year? Sure, I would like to be optimistic and say so. But all I do know is that there is a lot of atten-
tion being put in to the (facilities) and Global Spectrum is working very closely with the city to try and hold down costs and push up revenues.” Last year the SOEC, convention centre and Memorial Arena cost the city about $2,191,000 in deficits, with the events centre losing over $1.6 million, about a third of which was related to the city’s $650,000 a year contract with the Penticton Vees hockey team. Back said that part of March’s profits were due, in part, to the Penticton Vees playoff games and the fact that the month was a busy one for bookings. “Global Spectrum, working closely with the city, is bringing some really fantastic shows into the events centre but our profitability depends on getting more people out for the shows,” said Back. “The risk lies with the city because the booking agents are not bringing acts here at their risk. They are bringing acts that are giving us an opportunity to (make money) but that means the risk then lies with the city. “I hope that people will start paying attention to just how good the quality of entertainment is.”
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010
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THE ORDER OF ST. LUKE holds services Wednesdays at noon in the Ellis chapel of St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. Call 250-4924325 for more information. IODE THRIFT STORE has weekly specials of used merchandise with proceeds supporting the group’s community work. The shop at 464 Main St. is open Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. S OCIAL C OFFEE WEDNESDAY mornings from 10 to noon at the South Main Drop-in Centre. Call 250-2766186 or 250-493-0541 for info. O V E R E A T E R S ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June, evenings at 250-492-7630, for more information. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. SAHAJ MARG M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4458 for more information. S INGLES 65- PLUS COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Can
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HEALTHY FUN — Emma Flores (front) and Zoe Moreau (right) join their classmates in the juggling instruction that was part of this week’s healthy heart school program at Carmi Elementary School. A variety of stations were set up to help students with making the right lifestyle choices in exercising their bodies and minds.
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PEACH CITY T OASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4860601 for info. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250-492-7623 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. P OSITIVELY S OCIAL meets at 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Braemore Lodge every third Thursday. If you are in recovery from a mental illness this group offers an hour of positive social activity with others in recovery. MENTAL ILLNESS Family Support Group meets at 205 Martin St. at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. Call the office at 250-4937338 for more information. F ALLS O KANAGAN S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. C ANADIAN R OYAL LEGION branch 40 Famous Joe’s Pizza Night at 4 p.m and crib at 7 p.m. CURRENT EVENTS IS held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is
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Not long ago, a search for “Big Year” on the Internet would result in a list of birding sites and birdwatchers attempting to break the record for the most birds spotted in a single year. But lately, that list of results is likely to turn up a lot of references to the Okanagan — all about the worst kept secret in the local entertainment industry. It’s all about three of the Hollywood’s best known comedians — Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson — coming to the Okanagan in June to film scenes for an upcoming comedy. The connection to birdwatching? Well, that’s what it’s all about … The Big Year and the attempts by a cast of eccentrics to break the major bird watching record. Film commissioner Jon Summerland said it wasn’t supposed to leak out into the public so early, but Mayor Stu Wells of Osoyoos was so excited about the project that he let the cat out of the bag late last month. And that’s because The Big Year is coming to Osoyoos and Vaseux Lake area to film, putting another notch on the South Okanagan town’s list of film credits, right after Gunless, which opened in theatres April 30. Parts of the film will be shot in four locations in B.C. — the Okanagan, Tofino, Vancouver and Whistler — as well as the Yukon. “We have just such great versatility. You can have any variety of different looks,” said Summerland, adding that a film company is at work in Kamloops, using that
COMEDY LEGEND Steve Martin will be starring in The Big Year with fellow comedians Jack Black and Owen Wilson. The production is set to ﬁlm a segment in the Osoyoos area in early June.
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An alleged joy ride on a stolen ATV ended in a jail cell for a 26-year-old Penticton man. Summerland RCMP report a garage was broken into on McLennan Road Saturday night. A wallet was removed from a vehicle parked in the garage and a red Polaris
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010
Adventurer tests the waters Calgary man uses Okanagan Lake to train for upcoming journey to Hawaii MARK BRETT Western News Staff
Calgary adventurer Greg Kolodziejzyk took some of the worst Okanagan Lake could throw at him and survived ... barely. What began as a simple 111-kilometre training run last week from Penticton to Vernon and back aboard his pedalpowered boat WiTHiN very nearly ended in disaster his first day on the water. “Right away in the morning I got into some big winds, but it calmed down quickly. It got worse in the afternoon, just crazy,” said an exhausted Kolodziejzyk after docking in Penticton. “The wind and the waves were deflecting off the rocks and they were coming at me from all directions. Ninety kilometre-perhour gusts and the top of the waves were just blowing right off like a fog going right across me. “I tried to get to shore to find a mooring buoy to hook up to but the shore I picked was a lee shore and the weather was heading right into it so it wasn’t the best choice. Luckily I was able to grab a buoy just before I hit the rocks that were just six
feet away. It was a little more than I bargained for.” The 49-year-old is the holder of two world records and later this summer will attempt to become the first person to travel from Canada to Hawaii under his own power. Kolodziejzyk is slated to begin his epic 4,800-kilometre (3,000mile) journey from Ucluelet on Vancouver Island to Honolulu, Hawaii on July 1. The solo trek is expected to take between 50 to 80 days. “This will be the most difficult and dangerous world record attempt I have ever pursued,” said the Calgarian. “It will be the ultimate test of human power. Through it, I hope to inspire others to do both extraordinary and ordinary things every day using their own power.” His current world records are for the most distance covered by human power on land (1,041 km/647 miles). The other is for the greatest distance covered by human power in one day on water (245 km/152 miles). For the attempt in July, which he’s dubbed ‘Pedal The Ocean,’ he will pedal unassisted for up to 16 hours per day. His fully enclosed vessel designed by a world-renowned naval architect is powered by a twin-blade prop and is capable of speeds up
to nine km/h in good conditions. In addition to the cockpit it has several storage areas for the 100 days of supplies and a sleeping compartment. Solar panels and a wind generator will supply the electrical power to run the onboard computer, GPS, two-way radio, water desalinization equipment and other devices he is taking About his decision to make the trip to Hawaii Kolodziejzyk said: “It’s a couple personal reasons, I enjoy the technical challenge of designing and building this boat to get the most out of human power, and I also enjoy the physical challenge as well. “It’s a good message to send that we can accomplish some pretty incredible things using just human power, and if I can encourage or motivate people to maybe leave the car home once a week that would be a good thing for us and the environment.” He added that being alone for that length of time and preparing emotionally for the potential danger posed by the open ocean are not easy to train for. “I guess you have to be the kind of person who doesn’t mind being by yourself, but I think anybody can get used to it.” He will have his Ipod, audio books and
movies to help fill in the long hours at sea. As well, for every mile he pedals across the ocean to Hawaii, Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids Foundation will donate a free bicycle to a child in need. “Tapping into our human power is good for the environment, essential for our health, and it sends the right message about physical activity to our children,” said Kolodziejzyk.
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A local group of agricultural enthusiasts has formed to create a centre in Penticton for collaborative work related to developing a more diverse and reliable local food supply in the region. The Penticton Urban Agricultural Association received unanimous support in principle from Penticton council for their vision of creating such a centre. Association spokesperson Julius Bloomfield had already gained the support of the city’s agriculture advisory committee. “They are looking to establish somewhere in this community a research-based centre that would assist people in building community gardens or in creating a greater food supply in their backyards or in their neighbourhoods,” Coun. Garry Litke, who sits on the advisory committee, told council. “At the moment they are only looking for support in principle. (Later) they will come back to us with a proposal perhaps for using a hectare of the Munson Mountain lands that are not currently on the market, or maybe at some other location in the city where city land is not being utilized.” Litke said that while in Vancouver recently, he toured the community garden located on the corner of Burrard and Davie on the site of a former Shell gas station. “That garden is absolutely amazing,” reported Litke. “A wide variety of plants, flowers and vegetables are being grown by residents in the neighbourhood there. “We have in this community a group of people that would like to promote that notion, and so (by) supporting in principle the vision of the Penticton Urban Agricultural Association they can move forward, register as a nonprofit society and begin doing some planning.” Litke noted that, like some vacant sites in Penticton, the old Shell site in Vancouver is contaminated with oil
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is happening in their church. The church is in a position to hopefully use the current situation to change the ways they respond to problems in the priesthood. We owe gratitude to the media who have shone the light and insisted the church face its failures. For those clergy who are completely innocent, it must be a hard road to still try to perform their responsibilities, they need our support. You have every right to remove your children, but it may be better to actually discuss your concerns with your wife and children together with the teachers and the local pastor. And then, if agreeable to all the family, wait until the school year ends. It is up to the parents to be diligent and aware of this possible insidious abuse in any area where children are involved in life activities such as sports, camping trips, even family occasions. Gerry Answers: I am a convert to the Catholic religion and feel I can look objectively at this situation, Many churches and other organizations throughout the world have been subject to sex scandals and their congregations have demanded change and have been successful in starting over with bringing about sincere healings. Let’s hope this is an opportunity to move forward with the help of our Christian brothers and sisters without condemnation. Question: Recently I was backing out of the local food store park-
ing lot, when this young woman also backed out at the same time, very fast. She didn’t see me and smacked into my car. She said I was at fault and was very angry with me, and wants me to cover the damage, Later she called and said her boyfriend would come by soon to get a cheque for the damage. No one else was around to witness this. I am a retired truck driver, now a senior, and don’t have a lot of money. What can I do? Marie Answers: Report this incident to ICBC and let them handle the details. Often parking lot mishaps are 50/50 liability. I suggest you deal only with the insurance company and do not get involved in personal arrangements. If you are afraid someone will call on you to collect money, inform the police of the situation. Do not open your door to anyone you don’t know or have a friend be with you until this matter gets resolved. Gerry Answers: If you are certain that your ability to drive safely is not compromised, then leave it to ICBC. Gerry and Marie Prior have 30 years experience in counselling and operate GemCare Counselling in Penticton. They can be reached at 250-809-9762, or send your questions to email@example.com or their website at www. gemcarecounselling.com. This column is meant for general advice, and does not replace professional counselling.
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News Growers hold out hope for government assistance RICHARD ROLKE Black Press
Okanagan apple growers won’t be receiving $10 million but some financial support is still possible. The Ministry of Agriculture has ruled out direct payments to orchardists reeling over plummeting prices, but it has indicated it’s willing to consider different approaches to try and keep the sector sustainable. “There’s a bit of disappointment but there’s also a bit of reality,” said Joe Sardinha, B.C. Fruit Growers Association president, of the government’s unwillingness to provide direct payments to farmers. “The government is still willing to help the industry. We haven’t had an absolute no to assistance.” The BCFGA asked Agriculture Minister Steve Thomson for $10 million for growers March 10. The average price for all apple varieties is 13 cents a pound while the cost of production is 22.5 cents. The factors driving 2009 prices down are the high value of the Canadian dollar and foreign competition. BCFGA officials will sit down with ministry staff to try and determine where support could surface. “It could translate into several million dollars,”
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“That could double what the province does,” said Sardinha. Sardinha admits many growers would have been
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Local duathletes a steady force in Bare Bones race Penticton’s Jeff Symonds and Adrienne Stedford follow race plan to victory EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Jeff Symonds had demons to conquer in the Anthony’s Pub Bare Bones Duathlon. Following terrible finishes during the 2006 and ’08 events, the Penticton resident felt he had something to prove to himself in the 17th edition which takes duathletes on a five-kilometre run, 32-KM bike and five-KM run. With a strategy in place, Symonds succeeded ahead of the pack breaking the finish line ribbon in 1:22.39. “To have a good one there was pretty redeeming,” he said. Symonds said duathlons are more challenging because there’s a different fatigue factor and it’s easy to go hard on the run. “You’re legs are already tired before you start the bike,” he said. “It really beats you up.” To get better results the plan entailed Symonds holding back until the final third of the bike and running portion. It obviously worked as the next finisher behind Symonds was Scott Tremblay coming in at 1:23.45 followed by Rossland’s Dallas Cain at 1:26.24. “Scott’s pretty fit right now,” said Symonds. “I
was pretty impressed. He bikes really strong. And Dallas Cain, he’s usually really strong on the bike and I knew I could take him on the run but I was kind of worried he would start to pull away at some point.” Symonds wasn’t the only local to win as Adrienne Stedford defended her title becoming the B.C. champ in 1:39.42. Stedford has now won the event both times she has entered. “I was shocked last year to win,” she said. “I was double shocked to win this year.” Stedford entered the race because she wanted to support the local event to keep it going. Stedford also had a few athletes she helped coach participate and felt she should compete after encouraging them. “It’s a special race because of the great spectators,” she added. “You can watch things unfold.” The 25-year-old was surprised to win because she hadn’t trained liked she normally does. The key to winning for Stedford was sticking to her game plan, which involves holding back on the run to preserve energy for the bike, which is her strength. She was followed by Vernon’s Sarah Clark at 1:40:38 and Penticton’s Jen Annett, who enjoyed a strong bike to take third in 1:44:04. Locals winning their respective age groups were Tremblay, Kevin Cutjar, Brian Schroeder, Steve Hardwicke, Debbie Finnie and Myriam Bosshard.
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KYLA EGLI of the Pinnacles under-13 district team slides knocks a high ball away from a Kelowna player. The Pinnacles won the match 1-0 at Kingâ€™s Park on Sunday and improved to 4-0-2.
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Under-13 lady Pinnacles shutout Kelowna EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Offensively challenged, the under-13 SOYSA Pinnacles girls team still manages to find ways to win. On Sunday, Marisa Mendonca found the back of the net on a penalty shot to help the Pinnacles defeat Kelowna United 1-0 at Kings Park on Sunday. Pinnacles coach Carlos Mendonca was pleased with the performance of his team and praised the play of keeper Natasha Reimer, who collected her fourth shutout. â€œOur goaltender has been quite strong,â€? said Mendonca. â€œSheâ€™s dedicated. She is at the field three to four times a week working with coaches.â€? With a 4-0-2 rec-
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Vipers clinch sixth national title GRAEME CORBETT Black Press
DAUPHIN, MAN. – Good, better, best. That was the natural progression of the Vernon Vipers’ play at the Royal Bank Cup last week in Manitoba. It culminated in an 8-1 drubbing of the host Dauphin Kings in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The Vipers are the first team to repeat as national junior A hockey champions since the Vernon Lakers accomplished the feat in 1990 and ‘91. “They should be proud of themselves, and the fans of Vernon should be very proud of these kids because it wasn’t easy. They’ve had a target on their back all year and they just kept getting better and better,” said Vipers’ head coach Mark Ferner. With the Kings having to grind out a win over the physical La Ronge Ice Wolves in the late semifinal Saturday night, Ferner suspected there might be an opportunity to take advantage of a tired opponent. “That’s why we wanted to push the pace real early and just make sure we get a good jump in this hockey game. And our guys responded,” he said. The Vipers took advantage of a lethargiclooking Kings squad from the outset. Cory Kane, using a defenceman as a screen, pegged Vernon to a 1-0 lead with a quick blast from the the high slot at
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slid cross-crease to deny sniper Shane Luke on an odd-man rush early in the second period. “I can’t wait to celebrate with the boys, it’s been an unreal two seasons,” said Gordon. With the game televised by TSN, Penticton Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson watched the Vipers work their magic and said it’s great for the BCHL. “It’s special to be able to win it once,” said Harbinson. “To be able to win it back-to-back is amazing and I think it says
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Football camp aims to teach fundamentals EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Coaches from the Penticton Minor Football Association likely won’t be handing out a Football For Dummies book during its camp May 15 to 16 but they will focus on basic fundamentals. PMFA president Dave Johnson said the goal is to introduce newcomers with an emphasis on offensive blocking and defensive strategy. “That is something we have seen lacking in all of our divisions the past two years as well as the high school program,” said Johnson. As of Monday, PMFA had 18 kids registered but Johnson described Penticton as “such a last minute community.” “On average we usually get 48 kids per camp,” said Johnson confidently. The camp, which will be held at McNicoll Park and costs $75 and includes a jersey which the kids keep. High school students who are likely to play for the Pen High Lakers team will also attend. That will give them a head start in preparing for their new season in the fall under coach Tugg McGraw. A fifth season for PMFA begins on the final Sunday in August. To attract new players, the association has reduced fees to $200 for peewees (aged nine to 11), $225 for junior bantam (aged 12 to 13) and bantams $250 (aged 14 and 15).
“PMFA made this decision based on the economic struggles and to help families get their kids involved with sports,” said Johnson. PMFA supplies all equipment except cleats and a practice jersey. Registrations for the 2010 season are being accepted and can be downloaded from www.pentictonminorfootball.com website. For any questions, call David at 250-328-1155 or Lorraine at 250-494-2229.
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It is our wish that the youth of Okanagan Falls will continue to be encouraged by Kennyâ€™s many achievements in Rodeo and by this magnificent Bronze statue. May more of our youth be inspired to become involved in sports just as Kenny was inspired as he grew up amongst a large family of athletes.
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Victoria â€œVickieâ€? Louise Born March 25, 1948 in Vancouver; suddenly left us on May 2, 2010. As Vickie heard there was a party and all the beer was free, so she decided thatâ€™s where she wanted to be. She is survived by her 2 sons, Ray (Lori), and Stan (Wendy); daughter, Charlene (Chadd); grandchildren, Dustin, Brandon, and Caitlan; mother, Louise; brother, Will; 2 sisters, Carol and Michelle; and many more loved family members. Predeceased by father, Stan; sister, Gina and all grandparents. Vickie has dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed all of the many people she met along the way. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services (1130 Carmi Ave., Penticton) Sunday, May 16, 2010 â€“ 11:00AM. Her ashes will be spread in North Vancouver with her dad, Stan Cardwell. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com. EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112
It was overwhelming to listen to the speakers, and understand that the pride we have maintained in my brother is felt so strongly by others in the community, the province, Canada and the United States.
Kennyâ€™s passion for the sport of Rodeo continues in our family as I proudly watch my son Lloyd Niddery compete in Team Roping, and granddaughter Leanne competes as a professional barrel racer . It is our hope that this statue will serve as a continuing inspiration to everyone; young and old, and will keep the spirit of Rodeo alive. It was both gratifying and humbling to see the hundreds of people who came to share in this wonderful occasion, and on behalf of the family, please know that your contributions have been greatly appreciated.
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MISS MOP Nâ€™ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522
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Handypersons HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, renoâ€™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
Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed, Insured, WCB, Friendly, References. Painting in/out, Ceramic tile, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath. Pressure Washing. Len 250-486-8800
GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. â€œTurning Houses into Homes.â€? 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 http://greatcanadianbuilders.awards.com HOME Renovationâ€™s, big or small, basements, garages, baseboards casings, doors, counter tops, ďŹ‚oors, fences, decks concrete, framing, ďŹ nishing carpentry, Quality #1, Chris, 250-462-1121 MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all ďŹ‚ooring, drywall, painting, decks, ďŹ nishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767, mbhomeimprovements.com, references available.
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Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
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. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388
Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/re-do, 30 years experience, 250-490-7573, 250497-6848
Lawn & Garden
CUT AND FINISHED TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
Landscaping EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL!
6 ft-10 for $280 5 ft-10 for $189 4ft-10 for $150 2 Gal.-10 for $135 1 Gal.-20 for $95 3 ft-Blue Spruce-10 for $250 Volume Discounts Free Delivery
Allanâ€™s Hauling & Yardwork, rotto-tilling, clean-ups, dump runs & more. 250-473-6543
Budget Nurseries Toll free 1-866-498-2189
40sqft Free edging of your choice. High quality under mount sink included.
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Licensed, Bonded & Insured INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND LOCALLY OPERATED
Now serving all the South Okanagan Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos
LAWN CARE Weekly cutting, Power rake, Aeration, Spring clean-up, Maintenance packages IRRIGATION Spring start up, Design, Installation, Maintenance, Repair, BackďŹ‚ow testing CertiďŹ ed Irrigation Technician Commercial, Residential, Strata
250-492-4695 Licensed Insured WCB
L&S EXCAVATING and Landscape Services. Mini-Excavator, Bobcat, & Dump Truck Services - Retaining walls, Basements/BackďŹ lls, Demolition, Stump Removal, Yard Cleanup, Licensed, Insured Free Quotes. 250-809-4975 Messierâ€™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 SMALL LOADS DELIVERED Top soil, peat, compost etc. 250-490-1066
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 ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359
RooďŹ ng & Skylights EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311
Rubbish Removal âœ”âœ”âœ” THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING
Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com
250-486-4533 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 Trainorâ€™s Family Hauling, serving Penticton, dump service, junk and yard waste, odd jobs, service with a smile, 250-4864867
Tree Services Phippâ€™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. Strataâ€™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
HERD SALE, TB, Arab, Holstein, Friesian Sport horses. Priced to sell, Weanling to 5yr. Career Holstein Brood Mare $2500, exc.health, some green broke. 250-547-8786.
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 Vilas Maple buffet & hutch $275, solid oak end table $45, burl coffee table $135 all in excellent cond 250-495-2383
Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Pet Services BIG â€˜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: www.littlegreenfarm.ca
Pets AUSSIE Shepherd/Border Collie pups, $350/$400. Can email pics. 250-469-3678 Bichon pups, great dispositions, non shedding, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, microchipped and ready to go. 250832-4923 for more info. BLACK LABRADOR PUPS Yellow sire imported from Texas. Black dam CKC Regâ€™d. 1st Shots Dew Claws done $400 (250)442-8380 CHESAPEAKE Bay Retriever Pups for sale. (2 litters) Chocolate brown, great disposition. Purebred, non registered, Dew claws removed, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked. 9 males, 10 females. Ready to go June 13th. $400. (250)835-2090 (Tappen B.C.) Chihuahua, male ready to go end of May & 8mth old male $450/ea (250)492-7775 JACK RUSSEL PUPS Nice quiet/calm dam. Sire from Alberta. Beautiful Healthy Pups. 1st Shots $500 (250)442-8380 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
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. Jardinâ€™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, 56â€?wX66â€?hX25â€?deep $1200 250-492-2454
Farm Equipment IHC model 420 square baler, old but exc cond, $500. Square bale accumulator $1000. 10â€™ 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
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 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 Lg solid oak dinning set seats 8 w/stacking hutch 8 chairs, exc cond pd $4800 sell $1200 ďŹ rm. White daybed w/ceramic accents, reqâ€™s single mattress $50. Queen Ann style dinning set, 4 ext 4 chairs $300 can delivery 250-498-2664
Misc. for Sale 16â€™x32â€™ Inground pool complete w/liner/pump/ďŹ lter/chemicals $1500 250-497-5480 2 full size Arcade machines TMNT $400, WWF wrestlefest $350 after 3pm 250-486-5599 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE get your ďŹ rst month free. Bad Credit, Donâ€™t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BUILDING NEW HOME/COTTAGE? Factory Direct Prefabricated Building systems Inventory Liquidate - Save 50%++ while they last. www.greenpanel.com GREEN-R-PANEL 100â€™s of Dreams Delivered to Happy Families. 1-800-871-7089. SACRIFICE FROM $9,975. BUILDING SALE! Less than WOOD, CANVAS or STEELTRUSSES. 30x40 $9370. 25x40 $7550. 40x100 $26500. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca CRIMINAL RECORD? Only PARDON SERVICES CANADA has 20 years experience GUARANTEEING RECORD REMOVAL. Call 1-8-NOWPARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com Future steel building 20x22 A Style, new never put-up $5000 ďŹ rm 250-492-2494 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature pkg special! Referral program! Donâ€™t be without a home phone! Call to connect! 1-866-287-1348 Hot tub cover 6â€™x6â€™ less than one year old $60, Phone Dave 250-488-5101 lumber table, radial arm saw, treddle sew machines, horse tandem & single axel trailers, (250)809-1167 NEED A VEHICLE? Easy ďŹ nance!! Low Payments! $99 delivers. 24 hour approval. We deliver! 3,000 vehicles to choose. Call now! Mr. Green 1-800-916-1737. Big discounts! www.yesďŹ nanceyes.com NEW Norwood SAWMILLS LumberMate - Pro handles logs 34â€? diameter, mills boards 28â€? wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efďŹ ciency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE Info:1-800-566-6899ext:400OT Overstock windows and doors at discount prices! Heritage Millwork and Windows Ltd. 165 Okanagan Ave. East
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! 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
Sporting Goods HIKING/BEAR Season Shotgun Specials, choice SKSâ€™s from $299. GLOCK stocking dealer, quality ďŹ rearms bought & sold at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, #4 - 1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 762-7575
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010
Acreage for Sale
For Sale By Owner
For Sale By Owner
Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, ﬁnancing considered. 250-269-7492
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, comfree.com, #1272
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
2BDRM condo in Pent by library, 4th ﬂoor, super view w/balcony, adults 55+ $850/mo call 250-498-3458
Summerland, 1200sqft, quiet bi-level, as new, 2bdrm, 1.5bath, 4 appl. amenities close by, ns, np, $875+ low util. 250-494-1927
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. SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.
Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRMS, 2bath, 928sq.ft 6-appl, 2 u/g prkg $227,000. 250-328-9443 Penticton
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
For Sale By Owner
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: www.buy-this-house.ca, call 250-490-8888, Penticton
5BDRM house w/basement, 3 full bath, 2850 Paris St., close to school/shopping, gas fp, central air, central vac, 250460-2703, 250-493-7190
PRICE $265,000 Clean Family Home 2br 1bth 960sqft Dplx lot 40x100 dbl off st prkg close to lake/schools/shopping 250493-9596
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
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.
Apt/Condos for Sale
Apt/Condos for Sale
LARGE 2bdrm on Penticton Ave. close to schools & transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372
REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $650 1 bdrm at 130 Skaha Place, grd ﬂr, f, s, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Now (A355) $650-$675 Dwntwn 1 bdrm + den, in 4 plex, carpets, f, s, coin op laundry, near creak. Avail. Now (A329-2-4) $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) HOUSES: $900 2 bdrm, 1 bath, reno’d, new paint, new ﬂooring, f, s, w.d. hook-up. Avail. Now (H559) $950 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 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualiﬁed applicants will be contacted.
Bachelor suite at Orchard House, DT, corner of Orchard & Martin, util included $650/mo. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372
Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com 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
Clean, 1 bedroom, close to Cherry Lane, $625/mo. 250488-9917
Mobile home with garage, +55 Park, Olalla, $650/mo. 250499-5393, 250-809-2743
Downtown Penticton, 2bdrm with two bath, secure parking, 6appl, many other extras, approx. 1150sqft, 250-490-1034 or 250-770-2337
Homes for Rent
DOWNTOWN Summerland 1 BDRM apt $660/mth incl water sewer & shared laundry, newly painted. NP, NS Available May 15. Call 778-516-5535 to view.
1300-2800sqft warehouse/ofﬁce, complete with fenced compound, centrally located, Penticton industrial area, (250)490-9016
EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner ﬁnancing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com
2000sqft, suitable for shop, reasonable terms, 250-4935909
Mortgages BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 email@example.com
800sq.ft, Industrial area front bay, good exposure 250-8090728 250-492-8324
Apt/Condo for Rent
Commercial/whse/ofﬁce spaces avail on Government St., Penticton, BC. Call 250-4939227
APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319
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
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
Apt/Condo for Rent
RENTALS Property Management
Mobile Homes & Pads
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 Cawston, 2 small houses between orchards, avail now sing person $650/mo incl heat/elec 250-499-0106 250-499-9504 LG 4bdrm 2bath w/in law suite laundry/deck, corner lot, close to beach. Avail June 1st $2300 250-492-8135 NARAMATA, BC (15 mins from Penticton) For Rent Avail June 1, 2010. 1800 sqft. Lakeview Home on 1/3 acre, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, dbl Garage, all appliances (F S W D DW MW) Backs onto KVR Trails, $1575 mth + utils. $75 yard rebate monthly. Refs reqd. Deposit reqd, lease reqd. Call Al 403932-5543. 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
Antiques / Classics
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 3BDRM, n/s, n/p, $675/mo + 1/2 util, free sat/int. Priv-ent & laundry, furnishings avail. Osoyoos, ref’s 250-485-8690
LOOKING FOR OUR OLD RACE CAR
Car was the supermodiﬁed car #94 driven by Len Barcelo running out of Langley speedway. Built in 1968, raced thru 1971, sold in Prince George in 1972. Car is an upright, tube frame, w/alum. & ﬁberglass body panels, small block Ford motor c/w Webber carbs, in/out box, large Hildebrand rear end & knock off wheels. Any info please call John 604-575-1019, 604-341-3727 firstname.lastname@example.org
3BDRM, 2.5bath, dbl garage, 5-appl, close to school/beach. N/S, N/P avail June 1st. Call after 4pm 250-486-7974
$800/mo close to SLMS/Maggie schools, 2bdrms. Avail May 30th 250-490-6234 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
Deluxe townhouse in Penticton, 3bdrm, 2.5 bath, oak kitchen, oak ﬂoor in living and dining room, gas fp, central air, 5appl, patio and balcony, dbl garage, np, ns, avail.June. 15, $1200, (250)496-5267
Antiques / Classics 1974 MGB, collector plates, must see! $7900. (250)3089277 1989 Corvette Targa top, 383 stroker, very fast, check out: carsnstuffsales.com Try your trade & cash, 250-558-3893
EXCELLENT 4 polished alloy mags 15” 5 bolt $400. White truck canopy 250-809-9047 EZTirematch.com
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Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.
Bachelors and 1 bdrm’s: Dwntwn f/s, a/c, pkg, secure bldg. incl. util. & cable.............$625.00-$675.00 per mo. Feb 15: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, F/S, D/W, W/D hook-ups, pkg, fenced yrd. .$ 9 7 5 incl. water Skaha Pl.: 1 & 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F/S, A/C, Secure building w/ storage and pkg. $700.00-$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 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.
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Mill Rd., Naramata 1300.00 Executive lakeshore home, 4 bdrm,
2 bath, fr/st dw w/d central a/c, gas fireplace, 1 year lease.
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010 Owner
Closing Part Time Auto
but remaining at same location
Cars - Domestic
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3 to choose from
2007 RAM 4X4 HEMI
05 DODGE RAM 3500
04 GMC SIERRA 4X4
quad cab loaded 81Ks WAS 23,995
SLT Diesel thousands spent a beauty WAS 28,995
4dr ext WAS 12,995
NOW.......$17,788 3 YEAR WARRANTY NOW.......$9,478 2006 CHEV 4X4 Ext LS 5.3 4dr 81Ks WAS 21,995 Stk#T238 NOW $17,387 2004 SUNFIRE auto air 111Ks WAS 6,995 Stk#C149 NOW $4,714 2001 SANTA FE auto 4WD eff SUV WAS 9,995 Stk#T235 NOW $6,883 2001 ACCENT auto very eff 122Ks WAS 5,995 Stk#C138 NOW $3,331
2005 DAKOTA QUAD CAB 2001 VW BEETLE red 115Ks 5spd WAS 10,995
SLT 80Ks WAS 16,995
04 ALERO loaded 3.4 only 82ks WAS 8,995
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Cars - Domestic 1989 HONDA Accord, low mileage, gd cond, new clutch, 5spd, $1600. 250-863-1302. $500, 1995 Sunﬁre, runs well, must sell, (250)493-0054
1995 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4dr, 100,000miles, good paint, $2900, (250)493-7016 2001 Chrysler Sebring, red, 4dr, AT, A/C, 78K, mint cond. $6800 obo. (250)542-4511 2001 Kia Sophia standard, a/c new rear brakes/battery 219kms, engine well maint $1499 250-497-7033 eves 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maintained, $3000 OBO 250-307-4379 2003 Olds Alero, mint cond, lady driven, $5500 obo. (250)546-4856 2004 Ford Focus ZX5 white 4dr, auto, a/c, pwr wind/drs, htd seats, cd, am/fm 4cyl, fac mags, exc cond $3995. Call Dan 250-486-5390 2005 Corvette Coupe, 405hp, 6spd manual trans, 28,000kms $40,000. 250-546-9196 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 93 Dodge Colt, good gas mileage, must sell $500 250-4937587
2010 Ford Fusion SEL $
2006 Cadillac CTS
2005 Dodge Quadcab 4x4
2006 Chev Colorado $
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2007 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4 $
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2004 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 $
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2006 Nissan X-Trail 4x4 $
2008 Chrysler 300 Touring $
2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid $
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2008 Sebring w/leather 2009 Dodge Caliber 2005 Dodge Ram 4x4 2007 Chev Crew 4x4 2006 PT Cruiser Conv. 2005 Chev Uplander LT
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 $
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2008 Dodge Caravan SXT $
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2005 Dodge SX2.0 Auto, CD, A/C in excellent condition with only 60,000 kms.
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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.2009. Was $4400,- at Select Auto Sales Penticton in 2009. Must sell because I’m moving back to Europe. $3200,- obo. 250-488-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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. 2009 Toyota Yaris RS, 4dr, hatchback,auto, loaded. $11,975. 2003 Toyota Matrix, awd, auto, air, $9,975. 2007 Toyota Matrix XR, auto, loaded. $11,975. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles. Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. 250-2604415.
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Motorcycles 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. 2004 Harley VRod, like new, 5900kms, $15,000. 250-5469196. E-BIKE cruise control/windshield/storage helmet $1500, cash only, (250)770-1313
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
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, saftied, summer and winter tires, $9500obo, Brian 1-877663-7533
1985 Yamaha XT 125 1400km all original $1500 ﬁrm. 1978 Honda XL 175 4700kms $1000 ﬁrm 250-492-2494
1990 21.5’ Travelite 5th wheel, electric boat loader, 12’ alum boat, 3hp Yamaha motor, 2000w Honda Generator (like new), 1 alum storage box, many extras! $9900, 250-4924951 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 2009 5th Wheel, 24.5ft, 2 slides, 2yr warranty, $25,500, (250)276-9360
Commercial Vehicles 45ft hwy trailer suitable for storage or construction site 250-490-6826
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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). 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).
Amendments: OCP from P to C Zoning from PR to C1s Zoning from C1s to PR Zoning from C1s to RS1 C1s
VIEW COPIES OF THE PROPOSED BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public and all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw Nos. 2458.01 & 2459.04, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rdos.bc.ca
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS May 12, 2010
Scrap Car Removal
Trucks & Vans
1995 Columbus Bythor Class A, 30’, Chev chassey, diesel, 90,000kms, new tires, batteries. Excl cond., 1-owner, NP, NS. Asking $25,000. Call 250768-9831 1995 Columbus Bythor Class A, 30’, Chev chassey, diesel, 90,000kms, new tires, batteries. Excl cond., 1-owner, NP, NS. Asking $25,000. Call 250768-9831 2004 Chateau Class C Motorhome, 31’, 26,000miles, V10, 450 Chassis, slide, leveling jacks, entertainment centre, solar system, 4,000 wat Generator $38,900 (250)308-4569 2007 Damon Tuscany 40’ diesel, 30,000 miles, very clean, priced 10% below low NADA at $139,900. (250)549-3624, 250-307-6611 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 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
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
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 2005 Ford F150 super crew XLT, 4x4, new tires, headlights, brakes, ﬂuids, $12,750. 250-307-4379 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
2005 Sea Doo Speedster Sport boat, 215 hp, approx 30 hours, like new, serviced by Banner. $12,500. 250-5424980
Scrap Car Removal
Free tow away and safe disposal of your unwanted vehicles no wheels? no papers? no problem! Fast and professional. Mike 250-486-4278. email@example.com
SCRAP cars hauled. Must be intact, small charge poss, will also trade cars 4 tows, call Chubb’s towing 492-1078
Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Silver Honda CRV AWD, std. 5spd, 113K, one owner, $8200. (250)260-1807 eve. 2003 Nissan XTerra S.E 4wd, loaded, V6, auto, only 85,000k, exc cond. Must sell, $12,900 250-492-8087 2006 Grand Vitara V6, 25,000 miles, new tires, RV tow pkg, Climate cntrl, $17,500obo. No GST.Exc cond. 250-862-3830.
Towing $40 In town towing for cars & light duty trucks Chubb’s Towing 250-492-1078
Trucks & Vans 1992 Ford F250, 4x4, ext-cab, $4500obo 250-809-2201 2000 Ford Ranger XLT, S cab, 4x4, 5spd, 4L, V6, AC, CD, running boards, 118,000miles, $7200, (250)492-2454 2001 Dodge 1500, 4wd, auto, 235,000K, rebuilt front-end, leveling kit, good tires, $5800 OBO (250)550-4749 2001 Ford Ranger, 6 cyl, 5 spd, 2wd, reg cab, immaculate 109kms, cd, $5,950. 250-9381419 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 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan, w/Racon wheelchair lift. $13,900. 778-475-0018. 2006 Ford 250 4x4, crew cab, short box, very good cond $13,900. 250-306-3787
Utility Trailers 16’ Enclosed Trailer, side drs., electric brakes, lights, 14” tires, 3500lb. axles, 768-0856
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’ ﬁberglass boat 35hp motor & trailer $1000. (250)547-9555 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 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.
Legal Notices CARMI MINI STORAGE Hereby gives notice of the disposal under the Warehouseman’s Lien Act to cover storage of various household & personal goods. Micheal Morgan - $573.67 Tammy Kovach - $314.51
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INVITATION TO TENDER School District #67 Data Center Air Conditioner Upgrade Project # 09098 Sealed Tenders for School District #67 Data Center Air Conditioner Upgrade and shall be received by: Mr. Danny Francisco Manger of Information Technology School District #67 OK-SK 425 Jermyn Avenue Penticton, BC V2A 1Z4 until 2:00 p.m. local time, Thursday May 20, 2010, and shall be marked Project Number 09098. Work of this project entails, but is not limited to, the upgrade of the Data Center Air Conditioner at Summerland Secondary School located at 9518 Main Street, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0. Documents will also be available for viewing at the following locations. 1. Southern Interior Construction Association at #104-151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna, BC. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tendering documents are available to Prime Mechanical Contractors at the ofﬁce of HPF Engineering Ltd., #101-1402 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1L3, Andy Seymour A.Sc.T., and may be picked up on or after Thursday May 6, 2010 for a refundable deposit of $100.00 payable by cheque. Deposit will be returned if Documents are returned in good order within 14 days of project closure A mandatory site visit for Mechanical Contractors shall be conducted on Thursday May 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summerland Secondary School, 9518 Main Street, Summerland, BC. The Mechanical Contractor will act as Prime Contractor for this Data Center Air Conditioner Upgrade Project. Mechanical Contractors not in attendance of the mandatory site visit shall not be permitted to bid.
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