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Peach City Beach Cruise revved up for its 10th anniversary

Penticton will welcome the Vancouver Canucks to the SOEC for training camp

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F R I DAY, J U N E 1 8 , 2 0 1 0 LAYING HIS CARDS ON THE TABLE — Jason Larrivee (left), Bill Wilson, Larry Whilton and Berry Gubbins play a game of bridge at the annual Penticton Regional Bridge Tournament at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The week-long event put on by the American Contract Bridge League had 260 of their 320 tables full on Wednesday afternoon, for a total of 1,040 players. Each game plays 24 to 28 hands of cards lasting around three-and-a-half hours. According to tournament director Martin Ware, the tournament is the “biggest north of Vegas and west of the Mississippi,” attracting people from all over. Jorden Dixon/Western News

Ministry warned of mudslide risk KRISTI PATTON

Western News Staff

RCMP are saying they warned the province about the state of Testalinden Creek two days before it caused a disastrous mudslide in Oliver. “We can confirm that mid-day on Friday, June 11, the Osoyoos RCMP received a third-party report from our local tourism centre Destination Osoyoos, who stated that a local resident/hiking enthusiast came into the centre on Friday late morning/mid-day, reporting that the Testalinden Lake (reservoir) appeared to be causing flooding and muddying to access roads near the lake,” said Sgt. Dan Moskaluk. “Our detachment staff dealt with this third party phone-in report as priority, by immediately conveying this information onto a deemed appropriate provincial partner, that being the Ministry of Forests on Friday, June 11 within minutes of receiving the third-hand report from

the tourism centre.” Two days later, on Sunday around 2:30 p.m., the mudslide barreled down the hill. Witnesses said it looked like a volcano erupting down a mountainside, taking with it five homes. Osoyoos resident Hal Kreiger was hiking on Friday afternoon on a trail that took him to Testalinden Lake, when he noticed water washing over and that the soil had started to deteriorate. “The road already at that point, you couldn’t drive over it. It had cut a swath maybe a foot deep and ran off the road down the steep drop. It might have been a different story had somebody gone up there and checked it out before Sunday afternoon and the God damn thing gave way. “What a mess,” said Kreiger, who found out on the television news on Sunday that a mudslide occurred. “It was a big shock. Why the hell didn’t they go up there? I’m really happy no one go hurt because then I would feel really bad, but I did my part. I saw the water running over the edge


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and turned around and went back into town to tell someone.” Kreiger said he hikes the area a few times a year and has seen the eight to 10-hectare lake full before, but not so much that it eroded the bank. “They had another 48-50 hours after I reported it. That was lots of time to get it straightened out,” said Kreiger. Moskaluk said the slide has been under investigation by the Ministry of Environment Conservation Officer Service since Sunday evening. Inspector Rod Olsen, Conservation Officer Service Interior Region, said they are focusing on potential violations of the Water Act of B.C. in regards to the water licence, and corresponding operation and maintenance of the associated structures. A potential violation of the Federal Fisheries Act which may have caused a harmful alteration of fish habitat is also being investigated with assistance from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

On Monday, officials from the RDOS told the media that they had not heard about a public complaint being made about a dam at Testalinden Lake. Oliver Mayor Patrick Hampson also said neither the town or himself was made aware of the concern brought forward from the hikers, but had heard the story of the hiker who complained whether anecdotal or through a briefing session. “If we had any inkling there was problem we would have advised the regional district and they would have advertised to residents that they needed to be concerned and I’m sure the regional district would have sent an assessment team to determine if there was a problem,” said Hampson. The Conservation Officer Service is asking anyone with information relating to the Testalinden Lake area prior to the landslide to contact the Penticton Conservation Officer Service or the report a poacher and polluter line at 1-877-952-7277.



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News Canucks bringing camp to city BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Hockey fans might want to keep an eye out for their favourite Vancouver Canuck floating down the Okanagan River Channel this summer. “That is one of the attractions of coming up here,” said Canuck legend and senior hockey advisor to the GM Stan Smyl, in town with Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman Wednesday to announce that the NHL hockey team will be holding their main training camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre Sept. 18 to 20. “That channel gets very busy but you never know, with some of the Kessler or Burrows types, guys might do it,” speculated Smyl, who spends his summers in the Summerland area with his family. “I know what the area has to offer. The lake and the weather and all those sorts of things will come into play. And players like that, especially at training camps ... They will definitely open their eyes when they get up here.” The Canucks training camp, free for the public to watch, will be preceded by an eight-game Young Stars prospects tournament Sept. 12 to 16, featuring players from the ranks of the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and

Edmonton Oilers. “We are thrilled to be coming to Penticton and to be able to provide free admission Stan Smyl to our main camp and to give our fans a chance to see this team play in person,” said Gilman. “(The SOEC) is such a true modern hockey venue. It is a classic venue in the sense that you have a high number of seats, relatively speaking. The visibility is terrific. You have the luxury suites. You have terrific concessions. It’s really a wonderful place to come and watch a hockey game.” Gilman said that the Canucks are particularly excited about the quality of hockey that will be on display during the prospect tournament. “The Young Stars Tournament allows us to showcase and measure our prospects,” he said. “Considering, you’re going to see either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin playing in that tournament, plus, even just to look at Edmonton alone, they’ve got Jordan Eberle and Magnus-Svensson Piravi, they’ve got some good young players coming in, as does each team.” “We’ll have a strong lineup ourselves with Cody Hodgson, Jordan

Schroeder, Kevin Connauton and Chris Tanev, who we just signed out of college, and a lot more.” Coun. Andrew Jakubeit, who chairs the event’s organizing committee, said that he thought the camp and tournament will bring an obvious and significant economic impact to Penticton. “Sports tourism is about teams coming here to hold a tournament or about holding a sporting event. And now here we are announcing both,” said Jakubeit. “The NHL teams needed an opportunity to rate and evaluate their players: we have the games. We the city needed an opportunity to showcase this facility and create opportunity to generate revenues. And so now we have an exciting event that is going to draw thousands of people and put bums in the seats and heads in beds. Mayor Dan Ashton said that when the city built the events centre part of the vision was to have the Canucks utilize it as a training facility. “Our object all the way along was to make sure that this SOEC has been full and utilized on a continuous basis. This is one more step in the right direction,” said Ashton. “To have five NHL teams come to Penticton for five days is pretty phenomenal for Penticton and is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our facility and community.”


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With the initial shock of losing everything now setting in, residents impacted by Sunday’s mudslide in Oliver are now figuring out what to do next. “Some of them are close friends of mine, so I’ve talked to them on a personal level and they are devastated. Particularly those that have lost a chunk of their vineyards, a bed and breakfast, their home and basically lost everything they have worked for the past few decades in a matter of minutes,” said Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area C director Allan Patton. “It’s hell for them, they are very upset of course. There is not much we can do for them with that, but assisting them in any way we can. But that isn’t going to get their house back or their vineyard back. Rebuilding their farm to get it back to where it was could take five, six or seven years — so not only did they lose their home but their livelihood. That is tough, really tough.” For the province, a review of the circumstances surrounding the Oliver slide is now taking place. Deputy solicitor general David Morhart has been appointed to review the circumstances leading up to the debris

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MUD AND DEBRIS crowd what used to be the upper level of an Oliver home that was buried in Sunday’s landslide. Officials report the slide was caused by the failure of an earthen dam on a private reservoir on leased Crown land.

and mud torrent. Already they know that initial reports indicate it was caused by the failure of an earthen dam on a privately owned, manmade reservoir

situated about five kilometres from impacted homes. In conjunction with an investigation by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, the investigation

will include the chain of events following the report from a local hiker who reported a concern of overtopping water at the dam two days prior to the mudslide.

The Testalinden Creek water rights are owned by rancher Ace Elkink but the property is on Crown land. The current dam safety regulation (under the Water Act) came into effect in February 2000. Under the regulation, inspections and maintenance of dams are the responsibility of the licence-holder. The frequency of inspections depends on the classification of the particular dam. Annual inspections and monthly maintenance is the common expectation for most dams. The Ministry of Environment has initiated a process to check dams on a priority basis throughout the province. There are about 2,000 dams in the province, of which 1,200 are classified as very low consequence. The ministry’s role is to audit dam conditions and performance, as well as the licence-holder’s inspections and compliance with respect to the regulation. Very high and high consequence dams are audited every five years and low and very low consequence dams are audited every 10 years. The circumstances and recommendations from the review of the debris and mud torrent is expected to be completed by mid-July, forwarded to the minister of public safety and solicitor general for review and then released to the public.

Rental units becoming easier to find in Penticton BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

It is getting easier and easier to find a place to rent in Penticton. According to the latest statistics on rental rates from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, vacancy has continued to increased in Penticton. Comparing data collected in the months of April 2009 and 2010, the CMHC found that overall vacancy for townhouses and apartments of all sizes in Penticton has risen by 2.1 per cent since last year, with 88 of a possible 2,216 units available for rent. The numbers reflected an overall shift upwards in rental availability in the city since 2008, with CMHC marking townhouse and apartment vacancy rates at 1.1 per cent in October 2008, 1.9 in April 2009, then jumping to 3.5 in October 2009 and, most recently, hit-


ting 4.0 per cent in April. Those looking to rent an apartment or townhouse with two bedrooms saw there chances increase the most since October 2008 when there was almost no units available at 0.4 per cent. As of April 2010, the two-bedroom unit vacancy rate had risen to four per cent, with 35 of a possible 884 empty. David Arsenault, economic development officer with the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, said that he thinks the increase in Penticton’s vacancies is indicative of the overall economy. “Vacancy rates and unemployment rates, all those type of things have gone up as a result of the economic downturn,” explained Arsenault. “However, with that said, if you check out the latest building department stats at the city, we are well ahead of what was forecasted last year.” According to Arsenault, the total value of


building construction in Penticton year-to-date is at about $54 million, a considerable increase from last year when the city was only at about $14 million. “I think that people just held their cards close to their chests last year during the economic downturn and that they are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. Arsenault pointed to a new paper from the Canadian Federation of Business that depicts Penticton as an attractive place to do business. “People are confident that Penticton is heading in the right direction,” concluded Arsenault, particularly, he said, since city council approved an economic incentive program offering civic fee deferrals and relief for businesses that construct or renovate new buildings. And with some of the construction starts being residential, as the buildings come online, they increase the vacancy rate. Indeed, Arsenault said 2008’s high rates probably helped make a

better business case for residential construction. “When you have no vacancies, it certainly helps the demand for building,” he said. “Penticton is a popular place and people want to live here. So vacancies will help with that.” Arsenault said that part of the chamber’s planning strategy is to attract young families and innovative companies to the area. “I look at what the college is doing with their centre of excellence in sustainable building practices and green innovative businesses,” said Arsenault. “It is a real opportunity to market our community and show the innovation that we have here. “We need to attract that green type technology business into the area and to take advantage of the students that are coming out of the college.” And that means having places for them to live.


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Beach Cruise rolls out new edition JORDEN DIXON

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Whether it’s a ‘56 Ford Victoria done up like she’s fresh from the factory or a ‘28 Model A Rat Rod custom built to tear up the asphalt straight from the streets beneath it, you can see it at the Peach City Beach Cruise. From June 25 to 27 anything and everything that rolls will line Lakeshore Drive in Penticton, causing the drool to drip from the mouths of anyone who steps foot onto the strip. In its 10th anniversary, president Ken Paton said they’ve made some changes and expect the weekend will be “bigger and better than ever.” “We had 682 cars last year and we are right on track to push over 700 this year,” Paton said. He added that they anticipate they may even reach their car capacity of 800, as they usually have a lot of cars register at the last minute. To add to the mix, Paton and his colleagues have invited their two-wheeled friends to take part in this year’s show. “For the 2010 show we’ve added antique and classic bikes,” Paton said. “There will be up to 100 bikes.” Seeing the interest from bikers grow over the last 10 years, Paton and his colleagues thought it was appropriate to finally give them a formal spot along the shore of Okanagan Lake.

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A 1956 FORD VICTORIA two-door hard-top and a 1928 Model A two-door Rat Rod park by the Peach on Lakeshore Drive as a brief preview for the Peach City Beach Cruise from June 25 to 27. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary. Penticton will also host a Crown Victoria meet in August, a show that will feature only Ford Victorias.

Paton said they’ve also stepped things up in the entertainment category for the 10th anniversary, with 11 hours of entertainment on both Friday and Saturday. Daryl Wyeman, a Johnny Cash tribute artist straight from Vegas, and Elvis imperson-

ator Jeff Bodner are the two headlining the weekend’s entertainment schedule. Garth Brooks and Roy Orbison tribute artists are also set to hit the stage in Gyro Park. But, the entertainment doesn’t stop when the sun goes down Saturday, as the final day



of the Beach Cruise will be kicked off with Sunday morning gospel by Elvis. “Friday morning you can come in and pay the $2 and get your button that covers you for the weekend,” Paton said. “Everybody loves cars, and it’s a family event so the entertainment is good and clean.” The idea that came to Paton 10 years ago in an attempt to increase the tourism during the month of June has evolved into a monster that he said he never expected — more than 22,000 people attended the event last year. “Every year it’s just grown bigger and bigger,” Paton said. “It’s been a lot of work in 10 years but it’s all paid off.” The Peach City Beach Cruise also added a millennium and tuner class two years ago, catering to those who prefer a little more modern touch to their vehicles. Paton said the millennium class takes care of your classics made new again, like T-Birds and Camaros, where the tuners takes care of your Hondas and Toyotas. “They are the future hot-rodders of tomorrow,” Paton said. “So we didn’t want to forget about them.” To add to the overwhelming number of cars, you might even be tempted to open your wallet to the car of your dreams, as the classic car auction will also be back this year with 120 cars to be auctioned off in the parking lot of the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The $2 admission gets you in to all of the car and entertainment festivities, an experience that Paton describes as “nostalgic.”

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The union that represents City of Penticton workers fears that Penticton council’s reluctance to extend seniority to employees laid off when the community centre closed for renovations in March is an indication that council is considering privatizing the facility when it reopens next year. CUPE local 608 president Patti Finch said the union is going to conduct a campaign to pressure council not to privatize the community centre. “(Council) are still not saying they are going to privatize it, but they are not saying that they are not going to do it either,” said Finch. “We are not silly. We know that if they weren’t going to privatize it they’d be more concerned about the employees that are laid off and they don’t seem to be.” So far, said Finch, of the 36 workers who were laid off — 20 of whom had seniority rights — 18 have been given temporary seasonal positions. “Their seniority will extend past the opening of the new community centre pool. So, that helps a little bit but they will all be laid off again by the end of August,”

Under their contract, city workers’ seniority is active for 12 months, which means the worker has a right to get their job back up to one year after the worker has been laid off, she explained. “The indication is that they will not extend our seniority,” she said. Finch said that by not extending the seniority rights of all the workers, not to mention guaranteeing those without seniority their jobs back when the pool reopens, the city is loosing valuable employees to other facilities. “We are losing lifeguards because they are not going to wait around for a year not knowing if they have a job to go back to,” said Finch. “It wouldn’t be that hard for them to extend the seniority because all that it would have meant is that if the pool is kept public, (the workers) will have jobs to go back to. And it would stop us from losing valuable staff. There is a shortage of qualified lifeguards in this province and now they are going to have two pools to guard so that is a big concern for us. “We are not getting anything from the mayor or council or city hall as to what is going on so we are just going to go ahead and do what we have to do to keep this issue in the news and make sure the

public knows what is going on.” Finch said that the local union chapter has already started its campaign by setting up a table at the farmers’ market. “A lot of people at the last farmers’ market gave us their names and phone numbers because they want to be involved or at least know what is going on,” she said. Next month, Finch said that the union will ramp up its efforts with a town hall meeting on July 7 at the Seniors Drop In Centre. “We will have some speakers coming and it will be open to the public,” said Finch, adding that the local chapter will get some help from the provincial arm of the union. “They have what they call a privatization committee at CUPE BC so they will be handling some of that for us,” she said. “It is a campaign we will be doing with CUPE BC who will send in speakers. There will also be radio ads and newspaper ads. “We just really want to keep the community centre public because it is part of the community. It is a place that caters to people with all kinds of needs and all kinds of income which unfortunately when things are privatized doesn’t usually happen.”

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Public’s outrage begins to sink in


he magnitude of opposition to the provincial government’s plan to introduce the harmonized sales tax seems is starting to sink in with Liberal MLAs — and the groundswell of anger is threatening to drive a rift through party ranks. Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom resigned as energy minister and left the Liberal caucus last week over the opposition to the HST. And that resignation might just be the tip of the iceberg for the party that held a virtual lock on the B.C. Legislature just 13 months ago. Boundary Similkameen MLA John Slater concedes every MLA is “getting taken to task over the HST,” and said he wouldn’t be surprised to see another MLA step down. While it is highly unlikely that Slater would jump ship, from where he’s sitting the water must be starting to look awfully deep. More than 40 per cent of registered voters in Boundary Similkameen have signed the anti-HST petition, easily eclipsing the 15 per cent threshold organizers had for the riding. The 11,574 signatures collected so far in Boundary Similkameen represent 5,000 more residents than those who cast their vote for Slater in the last election. Even in the Liberal stronghold of Penticton, MLA Bill Barisoff must be beginning to feel the water lapping at his feet. The 10,300 petition names collected in Penticton even surpasses the nearly 9,800 votes that helped Barisoff cruise to an election night landslide victory in May 2009. Premier Gordon Campbell shows no indication of backing off on the July 1 implementation date for the HST. And the fact of the matter is the province has already ceded control of the issue to Ottawa, in exchange for $1.6 billion in federal transfers. Campbell can afford to be defiant. The next provincial election is three years away, and it’s far from certain that he will even seek another term as premier. But the threat of recall has to have many Liberal MLAs wondering if the iceberg is much closer than it at first appears.

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The charade of Iranian sanctions

he mountain laboured for a year and a half, and finally gave birth to a mouse. On June 9 the United Nations Security Council agreed on a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, for its alleged attempt to build nuclear weapons, that will cause Iran no grave inconvenience. But that’s only fair, since the crime of which Iran is accused has not been proven either. In November 2007, all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies contributed to a National Intelligence Estimate saying that Iran had stopped work on nuclear weapons in 2003. It was a bureaucratic preemptive strike, intended to head off real air strikes against Iran by the Bush administration. And even now, the U.S. intelligence agencies haven’t changed their view. True, two senior U.S. military officers testified to Congress this April that Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for one bomb in a year, if it wanted to. They added that it would take Iran another three to five years to produce a “deliverable weapon that is usable,” if that were its intention. But they did not say that Iran was actually doing those things; just that it could. They also did not mention that you can say exactly the same things about Germany, Japan, Argentina, Brazil and the Netherlands: that they could produce enough


enriched uranium for a bomb in a year, but that it would take them three to five years to produce an actual weapon. Belgium, Italy, Spain and Australia would take a little longer. So why hasn’t the UN Security Council brought sanctions against them, too? Because their enrichment facilities are perfectly legal under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which they have all signed — and because the United States trusts them. Iran’s enrichment facilities are equally legal, and it has also signed the NPT. However, the United States government does not trust the Iranians. Even more to the point, Israel does not trust them, and Israel can cause much trouble for Obama’s administration both in Congress and abroad if he does not act against Iran. So the United States demands that Iran stop enriching uranium

even to the level (2.5 per cent pure) that is needed for nuclear power reactors. If Iran can do even a little bit of enrichment, Washington argues, that gives it the capacity to enrich uranium all the way up to weapons grade (90 per cent pure) and make nuclear weapons some time in the future. That is technically true — not just for Iran, but for every country that enriches uranium. However, it is also legal under the NPT. Countries that exercise their right to enrich uranium just have to allow inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure that they are not enriching it to weapons grade. Iran has abided by the letter of those rules, although it has often been slow to report its actions. It explains its reluctance to disclose more than the legally required minimum about its nuclear work on the grounds that it has faced U.S. trade embargoes and attempts at sabotage ever since America’s man in Tehran, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was overthrown in 1979. That is why the United States moved its campaign to isolate and punish Iran for its alleged nuclear weapons ambitions from the IAEA, which will not convict on mere suspicion, to the UN Security Council, a more overtly political body. For the fourth time, the Security Council has bowed

to Washington’s demands and imposed more sanctions on Iran — but they certainly will not bring Iran to its knees. In practice, the new UN sanctions just increase the severity of the existing ones by five or 10 per cent. They tighten the scrutiny of financial transactions made through Iranian banks, they impose more asset freezes on Iranian companies working in the nuclear sector and slap more travel bans on their employees, and they forbid the sale of helicopter gunships and offensive missiles to the country. Big deal. Other countries go along with some sanctions against Iran because they do not want to damage their relations with the United States, which matter far more than their relations with Iran, but they balk at truly punitive measures. And last week, for the first time, two of the 15 Security Council members, Brazil and Turkey, voted against the sanctions. (A third, Lebanon, abstained.) The U.S.-Israeli obsession with Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons will probably drag on for years, but it is ultimately just a distraction from more serious matters. The weapons aren’t real, and neither are the sanctions. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.




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And so we spend $81 million and what did we get for it? Rihanna who, in case you don’t know, is an idol of the pre-teens whose only possible claim to fame among mature adults is that she was badly beaten up by her teenage boyfriend. Curtis Webb, the local manager for Global Spectrum is extremely excited about this, even though the seats will cost up to $300. This suggests that the South Okanagan Events Centre, as managed by Global Spectrum, is dedicated to high glitz and superficiality and, probably, continuing losses which the local taxpayers will have to bear. Local businesses involved in entertainment will suffer, as they have to compete for citizens’ entertainment dollars with a heavily subsidized non-local management company. As for Mayor Ashton’s response to this, he seems to be adopting an attitude of inarticulate bovine-like persistence in the hope that everything will be all right in the end. This obviously depends more on faith than on logic, and his faith seems to be sustained by his favorite mantra — the frequent repetition of the phrase “world class.” The only thing remotely world class about our events centre is that it is an example of world-class stupidity leading to a worldclass tragedy. I thought of using “disaster” rather than tragedy but in view of what we, as a community, have lost, the word tragedy

Expenses out of control

I would like to know the answer to two questions: Who approves the expenses for federal MPs? Are there any annual limits or guidelines on these expenses? Based on the recently reported expenses of over $600,000 for the MP from Surrey-White Rock, I would expect that the answers are no one and none. I have also read where Auditor General Sheila Fraser has requested that her department be allowed to audit these same MPs’ expenses. The MPs, who apparently have veto power in this matter, say that these audits are unnecessary as no spending excesses exist. If there has been any response from the official government in power to this request from the auditor general, I have apparently missed it. I have also not heard of any outcry from the official opposition about the level of this MP’s expenses, but self interest would dictate that this would not occur. I guess that is why we have an independent audit of most government expenses. For the immediate future it appears that the fox will continue to guard the hen house. While the matter of MPs’ expenses appears to be in the forefront, the government is proposing to add more MPs. This is because growing provinces like B.C. and Alberta are becoming under-represented. It is apparently not possible to do a re-alignment while maintaining the same total number of MPs, as over-represented provinces like Quebec and the Atlantic provinces would complain vehemently. I guess when you spend a billion dollars on security for the G8 and G20 summit meetings, these MP expenses could be considered pocket

seems more appropriate. Thanks to the outrageous expenditures involved in building and running this monster, investment in community entertainment, arts and culture has been frozen for the foreseeable future. We have no adequate performing arts centre, a well-run but inadequate and poorly housed library, an understaffed museum, a poorly maintained Leir House, an underdeveloped Shatford Building, the neglected SS Sicamous and generally restricted funding for every endeavour to make Penticton a good place to live. This is the tragedy; the tragedy of the arena which strangled the city. Mayor Ashton and his supine council do have a legitimate problem. What to do with this ugly monster? Obviously no one will buy a loser like this. You couldn’t give it away. Some ideas come to mind. The first one is to get rid of Global Spectrum. Its management policy has led to massive losses and a convention centre which has very few conventions; a great loss to city businesses. Only one group seems to be capable of wringing a profit out of the events centre and that is the successful and highly professional Okanagan Hockey School and Hockey Academy. Surely with their expertise, they could run the secondary rink for the benefit of

themselves and local skaters, and at least break even. The convention centre should be returned to city management where it could be run by people who understand the provincial and Canadian markets. They would have to face the problem of the city’s aging hotels and motels, but local management, even with this problem, worked reasonably well in the past. The Vee’s could surely return to a city run Memorial Arena. They never did attract the crowds, which were predicted for the new arena, and many fans were not too happy with the atmosphere there. That leaves the main arena, host to all those money-losing shows. Painful as it may seem, the only viable prospect seems to be mothballing. That would drastically cut lighting, heating, maintenance and insurance costs, and while it would not solve the problem of ongoing debt it would at least cut the losses. As I drove past the events centre a couple of days ago I wondered if it was significant that its expensive plasma sign was running an advertisement for a company that offers payday loans. Maybe they are suggesting ways in which we could pay for Rihanna tickets. Raymond S. Corteen Penticton

change, and hardly worthy of discussion or review. These summit meetings are important, however, as the participating countries will be discussing how to rein in “out of control” government spending which threatens to derail the global financial system.

Even if they look ‘perfect’ on the outside. We always seem to forget to think about the other side of this issue as well. The girls who put themselves up for the exploitation — usually very troubled young females, doing it for the money, because ‘sex sells’. How sad.

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Women stripped of dignity

I am responding to the eloquent letter that Rhea Redivo wrote about another strip club in Penticton. For far too long, females have had to grin and bear all kinds of exploitation to our gender. We have all been led to believe it’s a ‘man thing’, and something we should just shut up and accept. It’s pathetic that we, as a whole, have allowed this sort of thing to go on as long as it has. We are in a new century, but society still holds onto these old warped ideals. Another strip club in Penticton? I’m certain that if a petition was passed around, almost every female would sign against it, but our opinion obviously does not matter. Should we not all be allowed to vote on something like this? Two strip clubs in Penticton will pull this lovely city down. It is a disgrace and we should not allow it to happen. I was angry when I read that lawyers, businessmen, and even women, frequent these ‘upstanding’ clubs. ‘Lawyers’, ‘businessmen’, and even ‘some women’, can have problems too. You just may not be able to see them on the outside. Frequenting places where women are exploited proves that the patrons have problems on the inside, in one form or another.

Pedestrians should be considerate

Why do drivers turn into idiots when they become pedestrians? A parking lot is not a crosswalk. No matter how slow I am driving, my car can not stop on a dime, especially if you choose to keep walking just as my vehicle is accelerating. And to the other pedestrians walking slowly to or from the store: please be considerate, move over to the side and walk beside the parked vehicles. Thank you from a driver, and pedestrian, who tries to be courteous when possible. Elaine Lewis Penticton

The party line

In response to Rick Thorpe’s misleading letter in this paper in regards to Bill Vander Zalm. Originally, Bill Vander Zalm belonged to the Liberal Party, both federal and provincial, later on became a member of the Socreds. He was never a member of the NDP as stated by Rick Thorpe, and in later years, he resigned over a simple thing in doing business during office hours. (Editor’s note: Rick Thorpe’s letter suggested Bill Vander Zalm’s term as premier prompted voters to elect the NDP, not that

Vander Zalm was a member of the NDP.) He resigned gracefully and it was later ruled by the courts that there was some conflict of interest but he did not do anything illegal. Later, he ran for the Reform party… there was never a mention of the NDP. So I sure wonder where you received your information. At least there never was a picture taken of a bleary eyed premier holding a set of numbers on his chest. This is where there should be a resignation. When they pass out these million dollar pensions to someone so misinformed then I wonder what kind of government we do have. I say cancel these big pensions. By the way Rick Thorpe, how many parties have you belonged to? Mike Hykaway Okanagan Falls

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“All people need clean and safe homes that create a feeling and a reality of belonging. We need housing that is permanent, affordable, decent, accessible if we are to realize the potential in us. When people are engaged and struggling day-to-day on an ongoing basis, they aren’t afforded the luxury to seek their dreams, seek their goals and to realize them,” said David Pfliger, housing co-ordinator at Skaha

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ADAM FITZPATRICK of Penticton performs a song from his Elvis tribute artist collection at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Sunday during the ďŹ nals of last year’s PaciďŹ c Northwest Elvis Festival.

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It’s been more than six decades since Elvis burst onto the entertainment scene with his notorious breakout appearance on the Milton Berle show, but judging by the endurance of Penticton’s own Elvis Festival, his fans show no sign of letting his music fade away. This is the ninth year for the festival, and co-chair Terry Michels said they have some great acts booked for the three days of the festival, which runs from June 25 to 27 this year. “This year we have Brandon Bennett (the 2008 winner of the Ultimate Elvis tribute artist contest in Memphis),� he said. “We also have Danny Vernon coming back, who won ours for a couple of years.� There are also five new performers competing in the professional category, all coming to Penticton for the first time, Michels said. One, he added, is coming all the way from New Brunswick in order to compete. Michels said it’s the way the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival Society treats the performers when they come to town that keeps word spreading about the festival and helping them draw in the best tribute artists. “I think that’s the key. Our name is well known now and the artists do want to come here,� he said. “And that’s what its about — we look after them, really, really well.� It was back in 2001 when the then Osoyoos mayor, Tom Shields, approached Penticton’s Mayor Mike Pearce about the possibility of hosting an Elvis festival. Shields had been emceeing a festival in Collingwood, Ontario but wanted to bring the idea out west and was looking for a community large enough to host a full scale Elvis festival. “I just happened to be sitting in the coffee shop when they were talking about it. They called me over and away we went,� said Terry Michels, co-chair of the 2010 festival. The Elvis Festival Society incorporated later that year and Michels became its first chairman. There’s no doubt the festival has been successful, something that Michels attributes to laying solid groundwork early on. “In the first year, we spent a lot of money. We were in debt the first three years. We made sure we

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Tucked in the back room of the B.C. Wine Authority building is what is dubbed as, “the world’s most expensive dishwasher.” The main area, which looks like a set built for a blind-date game show including grey isolation booths complete with special lighting, is actually where judges hold the responsibility to implement the system of wine standards. “The wine industry and the provincial government had talked for long time about creating a regulatory regime for the wine industry that would be focused on quality, providing a way for the wine drinking public that the wines were made 100 per cent B.C. grown grapes and were free of defects and faults. Both industry and government wanted a system that is truly independent and that is fair and effective in the operating of the system of testing wines,” said BCWA chair Jeffrey Thomas Members of the society are 136 of B.C.’s licensed wineries, non-members cannot use the prescribed terms on its labels. The BCWA grand opening of the new sensory evaluation laboratory last week at their location on Westminster Avenue, is

an important step in showing they are independent and impartial to the grape-growing industry. One of the most significant roles of BCWA is to operate the system of taste test panels that assess wines to determine whether they are free of faults to qualify to be labelled BC VQA. Previously the research station in Summerland had been used for testing. “Being someone that is born and raised in the South Okanagan you get to realize the impact the wine industry has on the Valley as a whole. I remember a number of years back where there were some complaints about VQA and the wine testing. They put me through the taste process and you get to realize how independent it is and professional it is,” said Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff. “You soon realize how important it is not only to the industry and wine makers and grape growers, but how important it is to the province of British Columbia and the fact that we have world-renown wines. It only happens because we have the professionalism that takes place here.” The panels consist of six trained judges. Wine samples are fed through the bread box looking door in the isolation booths with a scoresheet. Judges, in secluded privacy, can concentrate on the

sensory evaluation of each wine using their trained senses of taste and smell. For each panel, six judges and an apprentice judge visit the facility for approximately half-a-day. The body authorizes wineries to use certain prescribed terms on wine labels, such as ‘BC VQA’ and ‘Okanagan Valley’ that assure consumers the wine is made from 100 per cent B.C. grown grapes and free of specific faults. In 2009, 36 panels assessed 1,220 wines — rejecting 62. A small walk-in refrigerator to store tank samples, a cold storage room to store bottle samples, an industrial dishwasher capable of sanitizing the ISO standard glasses used in the tests, storage spaces for the equipment and records and office space round out the remainder of the building. Stephen Berney, a former Penticton RCMP Staff Sgt who retired in 2007, is the general manager of the operations. “We are very pleased to have Steve join us and we believe his law enforcement experience will serve the BC Wine Authority well as we move into the important work of ensuring compliance with the standards required by the Wines of marked quality regulation,” said Thomas. The BCWA leased vacant space from the City of Penticton and became operational in March.

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heVisitor Centre would like to welcome the new staff for the summer: Ashley, Lisa, Courtney and Ollie. They all have completed the Tourism BC comprehensive three-day training and are ready to assist the summer visitors. Led by new supervisor Sherrie Burechailo, they are experiencing many of the adventures Penticton has to offer so they can adequately inform our customers. Our longtime volunteers continue to be a source of knowledge and support; we would like to thank Ted Fowler, Len Avarbuch, Leslie Smith, Cornelia King, Phil Cove, Maggie Ricciardi, Carole Henderson, Glenda Payzant and Diane Somerville. Diane is our newest volunteer and we would like to welcome her to our crew. Wineries are open, and people are interested in touring for pleasure and wine tasting. Also, with the warmer weather approaching, our visitors are asking more questions about hiking, biking,


and rock climbing, setting the stage for a year of increased popularity of outdoor adventure and sports tourism. Coming up at the end of the month is the ninth annual Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival and the Peach City Beach Cruise with over 500 hot rods, antiques, classics and specialty cars. For more information and to purchase tickets for these events please visit us at the Penticton Visitor Centre located in the Wine Country Visitor Centre. Penticton and Wine Country Tourism welcomes marketing manager Jessie Campbell, as the organization continues to crystallize its long-term

vision for the region. With a background that includes public relations, marketing and brand, Campbell brings solid expertise and incredible passion for the tourism industry. “I’ve literally been waiting for this opportunity to come available,” says Campbell, who is from Penticton originally and has spent her career in the advertising agency industry, working for a variety of tourism clients including Tourism Yukon. “My two great professional loves are PR and brand. And now I am working for a place I couldn’t be prouder of — beautiful Penticton, British Columbia.” Campbell was most recently with Think Marketing in Kelowna as director of PR and client services. Campbell joins marketing assistant Tracy Clark Reis, and together with the TourismAdvisory Council Committee this team has lofty ambitions for the ongoing growth of Penticton and Wine Country as a globally recognized, must-visit

destination. “I believe Penticton’s identity is now strong enough to separate us more aggressively from our competition. I’m incredibly enthusiastic about making big things happen for this beautiful city in the South Okanagan.” Against stiff com-

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Only months after Penticton council endorsed its new economic incentive zones program, the city’s development services advisory committee would like them to tweak it. Effective since March 1, the new policy reduces and delays city taxes and fees in an attempt to stimulate new construction or renovations in the city’s hotel and motel industry, downtown core, manufacturing/industrial area, green developments and non-profit, low-income housing sector by providing 100 per cent tax relief for a five year period; a 50 per cent reduction in building permit fees; 50 per cent reduction in development cost charges (DCCs); and an opportunity to defer payment of DCCs. The committee recommended that the policy be amended to change the 50 per cent DCC holdback from a deposit that is refunded after the project’s completion to an amount that the city only collects when the project has not met its civic criteria. “One of the things that the committee has been engaged in is to make sure our economic investment zones process is 100 per cent well thought out,” said Coun. Dan Albas, who sits on the committee. “The incentive to get the mouse to the mousetrap is not working the way that I think it would if we put out a little bit of cheese.” Albas said that the committee felt that the refund-process would amount to a one of two

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SUMMERLAND PLEASURE PAINTERS meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lower level of the Wharton Street public library. New members or drop-ins welcome. Call 250-583-9448 for more information. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. with all proceeds to fundraising and music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. in their hall at 1197 Main St. All members and guests welcome. S ENIORS ’ C OMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES at the South Main Drop-In Centre won’t take place until Sept. 17. However, Sunday evening dances with DJ Emil will continue into the summer. THE CITY OF Penticton Pipe band meets every Friday at the Carmi School gym from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s for all ages for those interested in learning to play bagpipes, tenor, bass or snare drums. For more information contact cityofpentictonpipeband@ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has the Navy Vets dinner with entertainment by Kristi Hack. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke,

food and drink specials. BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250-487-7455. AN EVENING OF art and jazz at the Bellevue Café is from 7 to 10 p.m. Features jazz of the Curtis Parry Trio and the paintings of Erika and Florian Maurer. For info call 250-492-6675. O KANAGAN F ALLS LEGION No. 227 has a meat draw at 5:30 p.m., followed by a ladies auxiliary dinner at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by The Elvis Generations. All for $8. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has Poker Night at 6 p.m. and drop-in fun darts at 7 p.m. with Pizza by Joseph.


FREE POLE WALKING CLINIC every Saturday at the Rose Garden parking lot from 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to turn a simple walk into an effective, efficient total body workout. Demo poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef lunch at 11 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and sing-a-long at 4 p.m. followed by karaoke at 6:15 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds going to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m., dinner featuring cabbage

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SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Dropin Centre on South Main St. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. Everyone welcome. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, grass roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-4935073 for more information. Okanagan Falls Legion No. 227 has a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. for $4. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT Flea Market will be held every Sunday at the Fairview Plaza on 1652 Fairview Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Money raised goes toward the team’s activities and Breast Cancer awareness. For more info call Shirley at 250-493-6604. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has drop-in pool, dog races at 2 p.m. with an M&M food draw. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. and a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. A WALKING GROUP gathers every Sunday afternoon at South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main Street. Call 250-487-7455 for more info. BC SPCA HAS a flea market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot, weather permitting.


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SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m., and wing night at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by After Eight.

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Con men target food industry



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Officials at Interior Health are warning Okanagan restauranteurs that travelling con men posing as health inspectors on the phone have made their way into the region. The criminals, typically targeting ethnic establishments, call the restaurants

alleging to be health authority inspectors, before threatening fines for not scheduling inspections, said Ken Christian, regional director of health protection for IH, They then proceed, sometimes over a series of phone calls, to try and extract money for an inspection, banking account numbers and other private information including Craigslistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security settings,

Christian said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health officers with Interior Health do not routinely call food service establishments to schedule inspections,â&#x20AC;? said Christian, adding in almost all cases, inspections are unannounced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they certainly do not ask for personnel information over the phone.â&#x20AC;? Christian said restaurants that received

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Residents impacted by the Oliver mudslide now have a central place to access assistance programs and community resources. RegionalDistrictofOkanaganSimilkameen director Allan Patton helped organize the centre located at the Oliver Community Hall with Oliver Emergency Social Services and community-based organizations. “The resiliency centre will be a one-stop location for residents to find out about the

different programs and resources available to help them after such a devastating incident,” said Patton. “By assisting people to quickly get through the process we can help them get on with their lives after a tragedy like this.” Those affected by the Testalinden Creek debris flow are asked to review and fill in disaster financial assistance forms. Forms are available at the resiliency centre, online at the Provincial Emergency Program website and a link is available at by clicking on Testalinden Creek debris flow.

The province announced financial assistance will be provided through three different forms. One program helps with the cost of repairs and recovery from uninsurable disaster-related property damage, another for small business and farm owners and production insurance. The maximum payouts range from $300,000 for one program to $3 million for the production loss insurance. The resiliency centre is currently open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the hall at 250-498-4985.

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Day as a way to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and MetĂ­s cultures across the country, picking the first day of summer because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. All those hours are going to be put to good use, with a day full of activities, centring around the Penticton Indian Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ball park off Green Mountain Road. After the sunrise ceremony, there will be a potluck at the Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nowkin Centre followed by a pancake breakfast co-hosted by RCMP Aboriginal Policing and Kwsukwna?qinx (Coyoteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House). The breakfast is by donation, with proceeds supporting the 2010 Pulling â&#x20AC;&#x153;A.R.E.â&#x20AC;? BRAND

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Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton had a smile that stretched longer than the sizzling beaches that lure tourists to the Okanagan city. He was like a kid in a candy store because the South Okanagan Events Centre and Penticton will be welcoming the Vancouver Canucks training camp and its Young Stars tournament with the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks. “Boy do I like to see this,” said Ashton, pointing to the poster showing the Canucks in the SOEC during a press conference in the Vault Wednesday morning. “Is that ever nice to see.” While Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis wasn’t in attendance, his assistant Laurence Gilman and Stan Smyl, senior advisor to Gillis, were there for the announcement. “We are thrilled to be coming to Penticton and provide free admission to our main camp and to give our fans a chance to see this team play in person,” said Gilman. “Coming to Penticton will not only allow us to prepare for the season in a first-class facility but will also give us the opportunity to play in one of Canada’s most well-known hockey destinations.” As Ashton expressed his excitement and how honoured he felt to have the Canucks come, he credited city councilor Andrew Jakubeit for his efforts on the initiative as well

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“Coming to Penticton will not only allow us to prepare for the season in a first-class facility...give us the opportunity to play in one of Canada’s most well-known hockey destinations. ” — Laurence Gilman as Scott Carter from the Penticton Vees and Larry Lund, founder of the Okanagan Hockey School. “Hockey evokes a sense of passion and pride and excitement and we’re happy to partner with the Vancouver Canucks and to bring great events to our city,” said Ashton. “Penticton has an incredible, rich hockey history and in celebrating 55 years this year as the World Vees champion, minor hockey is 58 years old, and the OHS is one of the oldest and well respected schools in the world. We have the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame and the junior A legacy that annually produces successful teams and players.” Jakubeit, who was just as giddy, said it was difficult to keep quiet about the Canucks camp until Wednesday and when he began to speak to the small crowd on hand, he said he was “so happy to be finally able to share this with everyone.” “ What makes this so special and exciting is the partnerships we’ve developed to make this happen,” said Jakubeit, who is the chairman of the organizing committee. “We have an exciting event

that’s going to draw thousands of people and put bums in the seats and heads in beds.” Jakubeit added that the Young Stars tournament is a chance for the community and region to see “extremely high caliber, fast paced and exciting hockey in an intimate setting.” “The intensity, the speed and the talent being showcased is going to be incredible,” he continued. “Watching hockey on TV doesn’t give justice to the speed, the finesse or the energy that these players will bring to each game.” Tickets for the eight-game tournament will go on sale June 26, which also happens to be when the NHL will have its Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Sales begin at 10 a.m. with packages starting at $66. The first 1,000 fans to purchase a package will receive an exclusive pass to the Canucks veterans training camp, with reserved seating and priority access to the veteran’s camp. Single game tickets will be available in mid-August. Tickets can be purchased at the SOEC box office, the Wine and Visitor Centre, by phone and at

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Fred Harbinson found it comical reading on the Internet that people wrote he was job searching. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the Veesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach was entering the final year of his contract, which included a clause allowing him to move up to the National Collegiate Athletic Association level. At the end of the season he had indicated he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure what his plans were and that he would see what was available. Harbinson was humoured by what was written because job searching was never in his plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family really likes it here in Penticton,â&#x20AC;? said Harbinson, who was getting ready to participate in a golf tournament.


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and Vincent is excited about the signing and securing Harbinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are building the finest junior hockey program in North America and to do so we have to start with a strong base. That base is our head coach and his staff. We like the direction that the program has taken and are confident that Fred will deliver the national championship.â&#x20AC;? In his three years with the Vees, Harbinson has compiled a 125-402-13 regular season record. The Calgary, native guided the Vees to its first BCHL championship in 22 years. The following seasons the Vees have been knocked out in the secondround by the national c h a m p i o n Vernon Vipers.

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Sunday is the day for dads world wide to feel special. And since 2003, skateboarders have been feeling the same on Go Skateboarding Day. Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, the holiday was created to give skateboarders an excuse to drop everything and just ride their boards. Josh Brooks of Freeride Board Shop said the afternoon event will include contests, a BBQ as well as a DJ. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is our fifth one,â&#x20AC;? said Brooks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It should be fairly good. Everyone wants to skateboard. The way we run the contest itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all about who wins. We just want to put smiles on these kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces.â&#x20AC;? And what could help make that happen are the prizes given and the little contests to participate in. In the time Penticton has been holding

Go Skateboarding Day, 30 to 40 participants have shown up and spectators have also come out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Word spreads quick,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of a fun event to check out.â&#x20AC;? Normally the event also takes place in Kelowna but because planning happened late nothing was finalized. Because of that, a bus will bring in people from Westbank and Kelowna. Brooks said it will give those skateboarders a chance to see Pentictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s park, which he said is better. Another thing Brooks would like to see is fathers participating. Lately he has seen older skateboarders hitting the park and he feels it would add something to the day. Brooks also stressed that this day isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just for skateboarders but for long board riders and anything with four wheels people can stand on. Go Skateboarding Day begins with people meeting at 159 Main St. then skateboarding to the park.



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Penticton’s Blue Heat novice team struck gold during the Bellies Bowl tournament in New Westminster last weekend. The Heat defeated Juan De Fuca, the top Island team, 5-4 in a game that changed leads three times. The Heat spread out the offence as five players hit the scoresheet and captain Ben Olsen potted the winner. “They literally threw everything but the kitchen sink at Connor Ramage,” said Heat head coach Chris Kircher. “In the last minute Juan De Fuca took a penalty so I knew if we held on to the ball we would come away with the victory.” The win defined how Penticton played all season and the performance showed the team if they wanted to be successful, the Heat had to pass the ball. “Our boys have taken this to heart,” said Kircher. “There is not one selfish player on our team. I couldn`t be anymore proud of these boys then I am right now.” The Heat began the Intermediate division tourney with a 4-1 win over Coquitlam, then they defeated Burnaby 7-4 and shutout Abbotsford 4-0. The following players make up the Heat: Ramage, Olsen, Nolan Walton, Ethan McLaughlin, Kale Lawrence, Ty Ricard, Austin Swanson,

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In other lacrosse action, Penticton TPS novice Gold won the regular season championship after defeating their rival Penticton Blue Heat 8-3. It was the third meeting between the two. Gold jumped out to a quick two-goal lead with goals from Travis Fehr and Aiden Canada. The Blues drew even with goals from Ben Olson and Kale Lawrence. Gold then went ahead on goals by Fehr and Canada, who tallied their second of the game and a pair from Bailey Tamminga. Singles were scored by Beau Chetner

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Carson Leitch provided a high-pressure forecheck while goaltender Darius Venables-Alex kept the Blue’s big shooters at bay. Blue’s goaltender Connor Ramage was able to keep his team in until a tired and short-handed squad was not able to keep up. The Blue Heat have just come off two consecutive weekend tournament championships.

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Offers include freight and Air Tax but exclude licence, fuel fill charge, insurance, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. These offers are subject to vehicle availability and may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Some conditions apply. See your Ford Dealer for complete details. ‡Offer valid from May 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. $0 first month’s payment applies to the first month payment for financing customers making payments in monthly intervals, or the sum of the first and second payment for financing customers making payments in bi-weekly intervals (each a “First Payment”). First Payment is required from customer on the purchase finance or lease of eligible new 2010 Ford vehicles delivered on or before June 30, 2010. Customer will receive a cheque for the amount of their First Payment from the dealer. 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morning run to Twin Lakes. Staff suggest they could either travel to Kaleden to catch a bus there or transfer to Skaha Lake Middle or Princess Margaret Secondary. The first morning run to Kaleden is also being changed with the elimination of the stop at Ponderosa and Fifth. Students using that stop will have to walk one extra block to catch the bus at Oak and Fifth.



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Arthur Douglas “Doug” Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Street, Penticton, B.C. 2:00 pm. June 19th, 2010. Tribute donations may be made to the Penticton Air Cadets or the Yellowknife Scouts of Canada. Condolences may be directed to the family through: Providence Funeral Homes 3HQWLFWRQ)XQHUDO&KDSHO 250-492-0713



An opportunity to work for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation that is raising funds for the Penticton Regional Hospital. You will manage a busy coffee kiosk in the lobby of the Penticton Regional Hospital which will be operational 7 days a week, using approximately 44 volunteers per week. Shop will serve coffee, specialty drinks, along with light snacks and sandwiches. As business manager you will strive to show leadership in the hospital to engage volunteers. You have excellent communication skills, a strong customer focus and a good knowledge of financial management.

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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary George & Irene

The Penticton Western News, the South Okanagan’s best read community newspaper, has a position available within our sales team. Ambitious hard working individual who can work in a fast paced deadline driven environment. You will be required to manage an existing account list assisting local merchants in growing their businesses. We offer competitive remunerations and a unique position where team work and customer service are paramount. Email, fax or mail you resume to: Larry Mercier 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 Fax: 250-492-9843

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COURSES starting Sept. 7/10 Natural Health Practitioner, Wholstic Practitioner & Day Spa Practitioner LITTLE ARK CHILDCARE CENTRE is expanding Sept 2010. Early Childhood Educators needed! FT, PT, on-call positions avail. in Infant/Toddler, 3-5 group, School Age & Preschool. BeneďŹ ts for permanent staff. Must have ECE certiďŹ cate, assistant status or related certiďŹ cates with childcare training. Send resume: or fax resume 250-503-5149 Attn: Janine Thiessen

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Peter Bros. Construction has several full time positions open for experience paving personnel and entry level personnel. Must be willing to work out to town. Drivers License needed. Pick up application at: 716 Okanagan Ave East, Penticton, between 9:30am-4:00pm. No resumes

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SURE CROP FEEDS, INC., an innovative leader in the BC feed industry, has an immediate opening for a full-time production worker (shift work). The successful candidate must possess a 4th Class Power Engineering certiďŹ cate. We offer an industry leading wage & beneďŹ ts package. Please submit resume to: General Manager, Sure Crop Feeds Inc., PO Box 250, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 or fax (250)838-6990

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Work Wanted BOOKKEEPER Over 20 years experience small business accounting. Now accepting new clients & deal primarily with small to medium sized businesses. Services include A/R, A/P, Bank Reconciliation, GST Filing, Source Deductions Filing, Monthly Financial Statements & more. Lori Goldstrand 250-496-5923

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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 SW Home Improvements; bathrooms, kitchens, painting, drywall, tiling, licensed, insured, WCB, phone for free estimate, (250)494-9933 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

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Lawn & Garden GARDENING shrubs & hedges trimmed, 778-476-4758 MOWING Services available, Best Rates, references avail. Call John 250-488-1410 QUALITY & GREAT SERVICE AT REASONABLE RATES! Lawn mowing & yard maintenance, landscaping, hauling, etc. Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Discount! Free Estimates. (Licensed, bonded, insured) 250-8096762 Ready for Summer? Hedge Trimming, Shrub and Tree Trimming Service, Stump Grinding etc. free estimates, 250-493-1083

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Handypersons HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-8099441 Seniors Discounts

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Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 National Moving & Storage Complete packing services available, Okanagan Valley, your moving specialist anything, anywhere. Coast to Coast. Free estimates


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

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Painting & Decorating All your Painting needs at affordable prices. Beautiful repaints, Feature walls & Fauxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 25yrs Free est. 250-809-1386 ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359 Gordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Painting, free estimates, reasonable rates, (250)462-0607

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Male Bichon pups, reduced prices, great dispositions, non shedding, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, microchipped 250832-4923 TRINITY SHEPERDS 5th generation, long & medium coated Sheperd pups. Blk, Blk & tan, red or brown sables, ivory, straight backs, old world style. 10wks. All shots. Health cards. Wormed. View parents & geneology tree. $500. Lots of references. 250-547-9763. Trinity Sheperds has rescue dogs (Sheperds) needing good homes. $250 for costs spayed or neutered. All shots. Acreage homes preferred. 250-547-9763.

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

Tiling KALEDEN TILE- 250-4881985 Glen Harder, Installation of ceramic, porcelain, granite, & slate. Free estimates, Insured, references & pictures available. No Job to small.

Tree Services Phipps Tree Service, Bucket truck, Crane 10,000lbs cap. Removal, complete clean-up, also pruning hedges, gutter blow-out, etc. Penticton local boy, 48 years. Landscape rocks, delivery available, free quotes 250-488-3316 #!*Stumped!#* Our small grinder can get in places others canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, call for free estimate, Tree Trimming, Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250493-1083

Window Cleaning $59 single storey, cleaned inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956 DIRTY WINDOWS ? Call 250-809-1851 Brighten Your Outlook Window Washing,sills washed, Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Window Washing, gutters cleaned, 250-492-1078

Boarding CAT Boarding Daily, weekly or monthly. Professional service reasonable rates. Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of Cattitude. Call 250494-7648 Cell 250-487-0551

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

Livestock Angus Bulls,top A.I.bloodlines, semen tested, ready to work. 250-838-6032. For Adoption, for a forever home. Rescued Paint Philly approx 18mths old, please call Theresa for further info 250497-6733 or 250-492-4921 O.A.T.S Horse Rescue

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

Pets 2 cute & friendly German Shepherd male puppies, 1st vet checked & ready to go to loving homes now $600. 250558-3797. American Pitbull terriers, born March 27, M&F, to good homes, $400. (250)241-4847 AUSSIE Shepard/ Border Collie pups. All males, black and tan w/ white and blue merles $450-$500 250.769-6795 BEAUTIFUL Black Lab puppies, 2-Male, 2-Female, parents can be viewed, family farm. $350. 250-375-0061 Monte Lake. Beautiful litter German Shepherds, exc. temperament & intelligence $950 (250)547-0226 CHESAPEAKE Bay Retriever Pups. Chocolate brown. Great disposition. Purebred, non reg., Dew claws removed, 1st shots, dewormed, 3 females. Ready June 13th. $400. 250835-2090, Tappen BC CHIHAUHUA/POM Pups. $675 - perfect lap dogs, cute, huggable, lovable, Born Mar 22. Pics Avail. Parents 8 & 9 lbs. 250-809-5060. CKC reg. w/ped. American Cocker Spaniel pups, $600. (250)549-7138 Shepherd Rottie X, ďŹ rst shots, to loving homes, asking $300. Only 4 left. (250)503-8912

Tack/Supplies Used â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ryanâ&#x20AC;? Western Roping Saddle, 15 1/2â&#x20AC;? seat with quarter horse tree. New value approx. $3,500. Asking $800.00 Call: 250-494-8617

Antiques / Vintage DANISH 1920â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Deco triangle shelf, matching candelabra and storage box, black, carved & tole painted. $1000 250-497-6050 DUNCAN Phyfe table, 2 leaves 4 Lyre chairs, $550obo 250-770-7841 The Galleria Antiques & Collectableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 8143 Main St. Osoyoos, next to Japaneseats. Weaving loom, rug hook loom, quilt stretcher, Flow blue, Carnival Glassware, Sporting. Tues-Sat 11-4

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General Electric dryer super capacity, commercial quality, 6 cycles $150 250-460-0118 Rainbow Vacuum, 5 years old, mint condition, great for people with allergies, no bags needed, works with water, paid over $2000, asking $1000, 250-488-6877 USED appliances, fridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220

Building Supplies Steel Buildings. Discounted Priced to Sell. 24x30-120x250 Will Deal Source# 18X 888-898-3091

Firearms WEBER & MARKIN Gunshop & Gunsmiths, one of Okanaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competent gunshops, GLOCKs, SKSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & ammo, clays, quality ďŹ rearms buy & sell, repairs, bluing, customizing, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6

Free Items 4x8 Pool table, 5x7 framed picture of white tailed deer, 29 cuft chest of freezer, 437 Pineview Dr. Kaleden free kittens, 3 female, 1 male, (250)493-7110, 250-809-1221 small, Cold Spot freezer, (250)492-5236 truck canopy, ďŹ ts long box, (250)493-7793

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 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

Heavy Duty Machinery 1993 2700 Linkbelt excavator full quarding, 2 buckets, thumb, cat walk, nice working machine, operating manual $21,950. (250)547-9395 A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;24,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48,53â&#x20AC;&#x2122;.Insulated Reefer Containers 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. CHEAP 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Farmers Specials all under $2400! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. ES4 Generator Honda 4500, 220 and 110 plugs, $800, (250)492-1078

Medical Supplies Victory Pride Mobility scooter, 4 wheels, deluxe seat, front and back baskets, 300lb rating, very good condition, $1000, (250)496-5435

Misc. for Sale 2 - 19â&#x20AC;?x16â&#x20AC;?x32â&#x20AC;? Sansui ďŹ&#x201A;oor speakers walnut case. $75 250-497-6050 2 to 3 cords of ďŹ r ďŹ rewood $250/all, like new folding treadmill $500, brand new sewing machine $200 & lots of giveaways 250-493-1087 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970 email: BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ďŹ ltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 clay wine racks, stackable, double hexagon, European made, 250-493-6836, Pent. Estate Sale, household furnishings items include: solid oak dining set with matching china cabinet & hutch, recliner sofa and chair (beige) nearly new, corner computer desk, bedroom suite, double bed, motorized inclining single bed, bookcases, CD tower, microwave cart, entertainment cabinet, coffee & end tables, upright freezer, wardrobe cabinet, never used exercise bike, Kenmore stacked washer & dryer, lamps etc., but no electronics. 250-492-4382 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Summer Blowout Demoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free del. Water Alkaline Ionizer Promo 1-888-239-9999 Showroom Kel HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

love seat, good cond. $75obo, Fiesta 5000 BBQ w/side burner, igniter, 2 tanks, $25, (250)492-7348 Rainbow Vacuum, 5 years old, mint condition, great for people with allergies, no bags needed, works with water, paid over $2000, asking $1000, 250-488-6877


MUST GO!! June 17&18th 8am - 3pm 13415 Lakeshore Dr Summerland SWAMP cooler 1yr old 34â&#x20AC;?x34 $1000, hitch + stabilizer bar for travel trailer like new $300, full size canopy $450 250-4931540 Twin electric bed, works great. Mattress included. $750. $5000 value new. 250-4882019

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!

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I want to build a garage. Will you help me? I am looking for donated building materials such as 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sheets of plywood, osb, 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; studs etc. if you have materials to donate, I can pick up anywhere in the Okanagan. Thanks! Call me (Jo) and leave a message. 250.488.2019 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 WILL BUY. Dry - Larger than 8â&#x20AC;? tops- Ponderosa Pine, Yellow Pine AND green dry Lodge Pole Pine, green Balsam, Spruce, Douglas Fir. Over Size Douglas Fir, Spruce. Green Hemlock and/or Fir camp run. Phone 604-985-4305 Evening 250-836-5436. Email:

MOVING Sale 106 Williamson Place at Holden Rd, household, books, bike decorative, satellite dish w/stand roller blades, golf bags, xmas items & much more. Sat June 19th 8am-noon moving sale, 192 Bracewell Dr. 8am-noon, Sat. June 19 multi-family garage sale, Sat. June 19, 8am-1pm, no early birds, 135 Elm Ave. Multi Family, Sat June 19 8am-12. 3201 Wilson St, bed rail, bath chair & electric bike & much more Multi-family yard sale, 543 Conklin Ave. 8am-2pm, Sat. baby, furniture, household multi-family yard sale, 935 Argyle St. Sat/Sun, 9am-noon Multi-family yard sale, Kaleden Community Church, 434 Lakehill Rd. 8am-noon, Saturday, June 19 multi-family Yard Sale, Sat. June 19, 8am-1pm, 552 Nelson Ave. lamps, DVD player, VCR, other household items

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3BDRM, 3bath, 2842sq.ft in 55+ gated community. Strata $240/yr, Double car garage, new furnace/hot water tank, no carpet. No realtors, by appointment only 250-490-9107 $429,900

Musical Instruments 1974 Kohler-Campbell Spinet Piano with matching bench in very good condition, perfect for beginner, just tuned by McCann Piano service, well priced at $800, Call 250-4939335 CLEARANCE SALE, June 24 - 26 at World of Music, 1776 Baron Rd., Kelowna. Save up to 50% on Pianos, Keyboards, Guitars, Amps, Mixers, Speakers, Recorders, Accessories. Many items BELOW COST. Call 250-869-0819 or toll free 1-800-663-5183 Register now for Summer Guitar, Bass & Vocal Lessons. Skaha Sound, 250-492-4710

Neighborhood Yard Sale Pleasant Valley 1701 Penticton Ave Sat June 19th 8-4 no early birds

5x10 Billiards table, includes all accessories $1500obo contact Bryan 250-276-4258 Fathers Day golf club special. 3 custom ďŹ t wedges for $165 or $65ea. Call Paul for your gift certiďŹ cate today. 250-4948178 TOP CHOICE SKS special, $299. GLOCKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from $699. Gunsmithing Services: BLUEING. POWDER COATING. Quality ďŹ rearms bought & sold at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, #4 - 1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 250-762-7575, Tue.- Sat. 10-6

NEIGHBORHOOD Yard sale, Sat June 19th, 8am-1pm, Adamson Court & Drive (off Taber Rd) lots of baby/toddlers/kids items, household & Kenmore oven Quality household items, 9am-1, 345 Pineview Rd, Sat June 19th Sat June 19th, tools, furniture, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys & many other items, back of house 449 Conklin Ave (lane gates will be open) 8am-3pm SATURDAY June 19th 7am2pm 1444 Wellington St corner of Duncan & Wellington Something for everyone, 8:301pm, Saturday, 226 Roy Ave. (corner of Quebec and Roy) Yard sale, household items, baby/childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuff, 8amnoon, Sat. 194 Westview Dr. Yard Sale, Sat. June 19, 8am1pm, 120 Arnott Pl. kids toys, clothes, books, tools, etc. Yard Sale, Sat. June 19, 9am, Golden Arrows MHP, #291302 Cedar St. Ok Falls, pots & pans, glass cookware, linens, cupboard, china, mall kitchen appliances & lots more

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Acreage for Sale

1439 Duncan Ave E, Sat 8am-1 something for everyone, baby to senior 2 SALES #103 & #109. 1634 Carmi Ave, 8am Saturday June 19th 485 Wade Ave W, Sat June 19th 9am-12. Furniture, stroller, toys, household & more 529 Rene Ave. Saturday, June 19, 9am-? (back of house) Antique items, some furniture, garden tools, electric scooter, much more, Sat June 19th 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back Daily yard sale, 210 Green Mtn Rd., 10 sec. over the bridge on the left, 250-4921078 Garage sale, lots to choose from, old, new and neighbours, Saturday, 8am-noon, no earlybirds, 122 Corry Pl. (off lower Pineview)

13.9 treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d acres, Edgewood, minâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, ďŹ nancing considered. 250-269-7492

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Apt/Condos for Sale

CHOICE LOCATION!! A Rare Find!! 4.94 acres nestled amongst large acreages, peace & tranquility, southerly view of mtns & rolling hills! New well, 5 gpm. Hydro/Tel at entrance! New wide approach & gate! Choose your bldg site! Armstrong/Enderby area! Price $249,800. Call Wilma 778-294-8448 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.

APARTMENTS: $800 $1300 $1500

1 bdrm +den in fourplex at Van Horn & Nanaimo, f, s, coinop laundry. Avail. Now (A329-2) 2 bdrm on Sydney St. f, s, coin-op laundry, balcony, extra storage. Avail. July 1 (A334-2) 2 bdrm, 1 bath at Skaha Breeze, 7 appl., secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking, common rooftop patio. Avail. mid July (A414) 4th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, south facing at the Alysen, large 2 bdrm +den, 6 appl, secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking, large deck. Avail. July 1

HOUSES: $950 $1200

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2BDRM, 1bath house, 1032sq.ft, new roof/windows. To be moved to your property $20,000 250-492-9692

Apt/Condo for Rent

Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner ďŹ nancing. 250-307-2558 Nice RV lot in Co-Op on the Similkameen river. Good price! 250-462-9064

Mobile Homes & Parks Double Wide MH 2bdrm, 2bath 1000sq.ft, large lot, new wood stove 250-809-5296 $110,000 250-273-6442 Figueiras MHP, dbl wide 880sq.ft w/176sq.ft â&#x20AC;&#x153;sunroomâ&#x20AC;?, 2bdrm, 1bath. Lg landscaped lot w/garden, u/g irrigation, privacy. New roof, newer furnace/hotwater tank/windows & $7000 bed/cupboard unit. 55+, n/p or rentals, saltwater pool, hot tub & clubhouse $111,000 250-492-0605

RV Sites SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT - Beat the forthcoming HST!! Save 7% on your purchase of your own fully serviced RV lot at this beautiful resort in the pristine North Okanagan, 22 kms E. of Enderby and 12 kms from Mable Lake. Well treed, large lots with many amenities for as little as $69,900 on the Shuswap River. Great river, fun golf, swimming pool, recreation area. Call Doug at 250828-6261 or visit our website at SICAMOUS R/V lot for sale or rent at Silver Sands RV Resort Full concrete pad ready for your home and toys. Secured complex open year round. Jim @ 1-604-530-5617 or

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm apts, over 45 bldg, must have references, $750$850. 250-487-1136 2bdrm ground level apt. 40+ n/s, heat & cable incl. $800/mo.Avail. Immed. Phone Balinda 250-488-7902 2Bdrm ground level unit in 6-plex, 5-appl, parking, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, Avail. Immed. $900/mo. Phone Balenda 250488-7902 $800 2 BED. Must be 55+ NP/ NS. Great views. Quiet, Central. Incl parking, elevator. W/D. Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Bright. Secured. Avail. Immed. Call Peter 250-498-3458

Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT â&#x20AC;˘ 250-493-7626 1 - BEDROOM 2 - BEDROOM $750 / Month $850 / Month Utilities Included

Utilities Included

RENTALS Property Management

(250) 770-1948

101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

Bachelor: Dwntwn f/s, a/c, pkg, secure bldg. incl. util. & cable.............$625.00 per mo. Feb 15: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, F/S, D/W, W/D hook-ups, pkg, fenced yrd. .$ 9 7 5 incl. water Skaha Pl.: 1 bdrm, 1 bath, F/S, A/C, Secure building w/ storage and pkg. $695.00 incl. water. Top floor, w/excellent lakeview.

For Sale By Owner

OK Falls: 1 bdrm house, w/ detached guest room, F/S, W/D, 1 bath, garage & lrg fenced yard w/ deck. ....$800.00 +utilities. June 1 Pent. Ave. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, newly updated facing Penticton Creek. F/S, D/W, A/C, carport parking, w/ storage....................$725.00 incl. water. Property Management

For Sale By Owner

OPEN HOUSE Sat 10am-3pm Call for alternate viewing: 250-490-7290 Penticton - 1090 MacCleave Ave.

Large 2 bdrm + den top ďŹ&#x201A;r, near Pen Hi, h.w. ďŹ&#x201A;rs, 1 bath. Avail. Now (H710-2) 3 bdrm duplex, near community centre, 5 appl., low maint. yard, lease reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail. Now (H715)


For Sale By Owner 8135-366 Ave Oliver, 2bdrm rancher, .27 acres, shop/carport RV prkg, 5 min to lake/school/golf & store. New roof/siding & 200amp electrical. $284,900 250-488-8035 BEAUTIFUL 3bdrm house, all appliances, borders on quiet park/river $369,000. 3bdrm townhouse, all appliances $259,000. In Keremeos call 250-497-7172 BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 1947 character 4 BR, 2 bath home in Oliver, for sale or lease-to-own, nr school, $338K OR 10K down, + rent & opt.fees/250-704-6516/ KALEDEN beautiful family home. 4bdrm 3bth, a/c, central vac. 2700 sq/ft. Lakeview. By appointment only 250-4976323 $429,900. Lot 126 x 126, house 2688sq.ft, w/basement ďŹ nished, 6bdrms, 2.5bath, 2 car carport 24x28 o/h doors, lg covered deck 72ft. Shop w/toilet 26x60 o/door. House & shop gas furnace in 09. $450,000offers 250-499-5811 Open House 10-3 Saturday, June 19th 1090 MacCleave Ave, fantastic Skaha lakeview, 2636sq.ft, all ďŹ nished, 3bdrm, 2bath upstairs. 2bdrm, 1 bath self contained basement. Central a/c, completely renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, real oak hdw.ďŹ&#x201A;oors, u/g irrigation, 7 appliances, 2 gas/fp. Must be seen $439,000 for alternate viewing 250-490-7290 PENTICTON 55+ One storey townhouse. 2bdrm 1 bath. Private covered patio. Carport w/storage. 107 - 1426 Penticton Ave. $245,000 Contact (250) 462 8716.

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1300-2800sqft warehouse/office, complete with fenced compound, centrally located, Penticton industrial area, (250)490-9016 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton 500-2200sq.ft1st month free. 250-493-9227 LIGHT industrial commercial shop spaces for rent. 11600sq.ft & 1-2400sq.ft, side by side, can be used as one. Located at 1320 Commercial Way, 250-492-8400 Own your 1000sq.ft w/5 offices & reception area, reasonable Penticton 250-493-5133 Penticton Industrial area, 2820sqft building, offices and raised dock warehouse, fenced compound, prime location, on busy street, 250-4909016

Cottages / Cabins Shuswap lake cabins for rent, 7 nights $1000, located near beautiful beach in Seymour Arm. Call for reservations (250)803-8765

Duplex / 4 Plex PENTICTON 1/2 Duplex lower unit, 3Bdrm 1Bath, 5appl, 1200sqft. $1200, avail July 1. 563 Burns St. Call 250-4922070

Homes for Rent 3BDRM 1.5bath, dbl gar, near Hospital, ideal for retirees, n/p, n/s. Call 778-514-2424 JULY 1st, cozy 3+2 bdrm main floor w/basement, close to Pen High. 2 car prkg and shed. 667 Ellis St, $1150/mo + util. Call 250-493-7774 PENTICTON Southwest interior style, clean, remodeled 2bdrm house, all appl. incl., large fenced yard, patio, large deck, tool shed, fp, yard maint. & util. incl., $1350, avail. July 1, np, to view call 250-4880707

Upper floor of cottage style home, private bath, share kitchen. Very private setting must see, working ft/student. $575 incl util 250-493-0028

Cars - Sports & Imports LOST STORAGE 92 red Miata 5 new $7000 85 Dodge 600 conver. 2.2 auto. low km.,collector plates $3500 73 GMC.short box 350- 4 brl. auto.20,000 documented miles collector plates. $15,000. 77.5 Porsche 924 39,000 documented miles. $5,000. Reasonable offers, would consider Jeep J or T.J as part payment. 250-878-1627

Commercial Vehicles 1989 Hino truck, c/w almost new refer, 8.5x20 insulated box, never winter driven, ask for Ken 250-494-8942

Motorcycles 2001 Softail duce with locking hardbags, quick detach windshield, fuel injected, factory security system with only 9400 miles in two tone red & black. Sharp bike set up for cruising with locking factory hardbags.You can contact me at ( 2004 Yamaha R6. Still under ext.warranty. Only 14k, has power commander, Scotts steering stabilizer, intergrated rail & signal lights, frame slider, Yoshimura exhaust, new front and rear Michelin Pilot tires. $5000 Ph. 250-486-7530 2005 1500 Boulevard $5900. 2000 650 Yamaha Classic $3900, extras. 250-558-1483 2007 Yamaha 1100 V-Star, 12,000kms, windshield, pipes, bags, $7500, (250)493-8345 2008 Honda Jazz scooter, 520kms, exc cond. $1800, 250-493-2669 250-809-4020

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Suites, Lower BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE Furnished Bedroom and Bath with Shared Laundry and Kitchen. West Kelowna, overlooking lake and vineyards, on bus route. Perfect for one Female. $575/month. 780645-8541. GROUND LEVEL 2bdrm basement suite. Wiltse area. NS, No pets. $800/M incl utilities. Avail now. call 250492-7344 after 7PM

Suites, Upper WINFIELD lakeview, 3bdrm, double garage, f/p, great yard w/playhouse, 5appl. $1500/mo +60%util. 250-542-4720.


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2004 E 450 Diesel cube van, 16’ Reduced to $11,500, low Kb’s. 250-545-3427. 2008 Ford F250 Super duty, 5.4L auto, 6” lift, custom rims, Kenwood Excelon KVT 819-DVD, Beltronics radar, compustar auto security plus much more. $45,000 obo incl.everything to go back stock. 250-306-1345.

SEARAY Weekender, 1986 27’ Fresh water only. Recently rebuilt twin Mercruiser 3.9 LX 4 cyl engines. Fresh water cooling. Recent marine survey shows sound hull and no other issues. Boat comes with 2 new electric downriggers as well as new Lowrance Radar, GPS, Sonar systems all visible on 1 large 13” screen. Some other fishing equipment as well. Remote controlled electric windlass with new motor and stereo/cd play with mp3 jack. Fridge works on 12 & 100 volts. Stainless BBQ. Lots and lots of storage. Porta-potty with pump-out. Hot and cold running water. Sleeps 2 up front and table folds down for small bed as well. No aft cabin making room for extra storage. New canvas with drop-down curtain behind seats leaving the rear open for fishing. New tonneau cover for storage or transport. Tandem axle aluminum trailer has new brakes, wheels and tires. Entire pkg in excellent shape. Asking $24,000. Call 250-550-0164.

330 hp Cummings diesel, w/d, 2 tv’s, 7.5 onam genset, all awnings, 2-slide outs, never smoked in, 37,600 miles, recently serviced $69,000 no taxes 778-476-4672 or 250-492-3590

2006 34’ Travel Trailer keystone copper canyon, 12’ super slide, entertain. centre exc. cond. $17,500. 250-938-4149 2009 5th Wheel, 24.5ft, 2 slides, 2yr warranty, $24,500, (250)276-9360 34FT Golden Falcon Presidential series 5th wheel, dbl kick outs, everything in good working order $12,900 or trade for 18-22ft boat 250-488-0746 37ft Commander by Triple E 8L GMC workhorse w/Allison trans, 3-slides, 2 solar panels dual a/c, 5700kms, 5 year extended warranty, like new 250-494-9683

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Townhouses 2bdrm, 2.5ba, near beach and shops, adult gated, 2 car garage, patio, 6appl., np, ns, $1150, 250-487-1413 3bdrm townhouse, util. incl. close to school, bus, shopping, $1100, (250)493-4211 BEAUTIFUL 4yr old executive t/h, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. exc location, n/s n/p. $1600/mos inc heat&light. Call 250-770-0687

Antiques / Classics 1965 Mustang Convertible, complete body restoration,ex power train. Appraised over $30,000. Asking $22,900. 250-549-8447. 1974 MGB, good shape, runs well, collector plates, must see! $6900 obo 250-308-9277 1996 Ford Mustang, power steering, collector plates, California car, good shape, $12,500 obo. (250)549-4495 66 MGB yellow, soft top collector plates, always garage stored, 18yrs current owner $7900 obo Ph 250-490-7290

Cars - Domestic 1997 Olds Achieva V6, auto, ac, tires, loaded, excellent cond., $1650obo, call 250486-5390 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Sport, 2dr, 5spd, 4cyl, 150k’s, loaded, excellent cond. $1995obo, call 250-486-5390 1999 Ford Taurus SE, 3L V6 auto, AC, loaded, new tires & brakes, excellent cond. $1995obo, 250-488-6785 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, V6, only 124K, exc. cond. $5800. (250)503-4860 WWW.CARCREDITBC.COM Automobile loans. Trucks/Cars /Suv’s. Turned down? Rates too high? Trading in? Instant money available online. Complimentary delivery. No down payment. Apply online. Call anytime. 1-877-513-9564

Cars - Sports & Imports 1980 Chevy Impala 96,000km, mint cond. very good running cond. $2200. (250)260-4277 1990 Red Mazda Sports car, looks and runs good, new tires + top $3800 250-493-8319

SINGLA HOMES 298 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, 24hr security on site, cable hook-up and 1st month free cable. Rent starts at $1200. 205-1750 Atkinson, deluxe, 2bdrm, adult complex 5-appl 988 King St. 2bdrm, big yard and shop, 250-490-1700

1998 Z3 BMW 2.8L Roadster, Convertible, auto, 98,000mi. great condition $12,000 OBO (250)558-5482 Vernon 2004 MUSTANG Coupe 3.9L V6 Auto. All the options. 2 sets of tires. Only 43k KM. Beautiful car. $13000 497-5263

Slmd, lakeshore furn 2/1bdrm. Sept 1st-May31st, n/s, n/p $1050+util 778-516-4262 SUMMERLAND, 2 Bdrm house with Garage, 9708 Thompson Rd. Utilities included $925/mth Available July 1st. Phone 250-769-1613

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Recreational/Sale 1980 13’ Trillium (Boler), excellent cond. w/extras, $5000, 250-493-3443 before 8pm 1983 24ft Prowler, new awning, brakes, booth, hot water tank, excellent condition, $3000, (250)497-5357 1987 Fleetwood 33’ motor home

Amazing condition! Large rear bedroom, sleeps 6, new fridge/freezer & hot water tank, 2.8kw 120V generator, all windows removed & resealed, 454 Chev gas engine Moving must sell. $17,000. (250)675-2896 1989 Big Foot 17ft trailer, very nice cond, no leaks, very well equip’d, full bath + equalizer, no a/c, weight 1875pds $9900 250-497-6925 1989 Citation Supreme, 25’ 5th wheel, good cond., AC/heat, $6000, (250)4920301 1994 10’ Cascade Camper, N/S bed, w/shower, $7200. (250)542-0891 1994 Dodge Road Trek B350 Motorhome, 97,000kms, $27,000, 250-497-1113 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, 38ft, 330 Cat Diesel pusher, 38,000kms, recent service, new tires, diesel generator, Allison transmission, 16ft slide, coach like new, oak cupboards, ceramic tile in kitchen and bath, Corian counters, lots of storage, $59,000obo, (250)497-6474, for appointment to view 2004 20’ Adventurer MH, c/w Honda 3000 generator, new awning, 100,000k’s, exc.cond. $26,500. 250-558-4641, 250540-4641.

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Sport Utility Vehicle 1992 Jeep YJ 4cyl, soft top, 31” tires, good cond. $3500 or trade for truck of equal value, will pay more for better truck. (250)503-5525 2002 Chevy Suburban Z71 w/tow package, a/c, leather & movie player $12,900. obo. 250-542-5032. 2002 Ford Explorer XLT, air/ tilt/cruise/all power $8500 offers considered. 250-503-5525 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4, diesel, loaded incl.leather, DVD, REDUCED $17,900 obo. Must be seen! 250-546-0994. 2003 Ford Excursion, 7.3L Diesel, 167,000kms, excellent shape, $25,000, (250)4930011 2004 Lexus SUV RX330, silver, garaged, leather, sunroof, no accidents, A1 condition, 75,000K, ladies car, $23,000 OBO (250)558-5581

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Boats 18’ Aquastar 120hp o/b, cuddy cabin, great for water sports try your offer call 250494-0033 1981 Campion 18’ bow rider is looking for a new home. C/W full canvas, newer trailer, & 90HP mercury O/B. Motor requires attn. $2750 obo. 250542-8744, 250-675-4689. 23’ Crestliner w/tandem trailer; newer hi-perf 350 Chev, plus $6K rebuilt thru-out, cuddy cabin, canopy attractive roomy boat $12,500 250-492-5046 IMMACULATE 96 Moomba tournament ski boat for sale by original owner Stored indoors kept on a covered lift $10,500 OBO 250-766-1332

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC of Summerland BC, intends to make application to Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a statutory right of ways for Discharge Pipe purposes covering portions of District lots 2208 and 5226, ODYD situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Summerland. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412234. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by ILMB until July 22, 2010. ILMB may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: http:// →Search →Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request.

1994 CHEV Cheyenne 2500 4 x 4, 350 cu in., 5 speed trans. Runs well. Good condition. Canopy $3,000.00. Contact Gil Schneider in Cawston at 250-244-6325 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, exc/cond. new tires & r.springs $9500 obo. 250-546-6122 2000 Honda Odyssey van ,1 owner, 200,000kms, well maintained, $4900obo, 250493-5593 2003 F350 4x4, SD,, S/B, diesel, auto, 180k, good cond. $11,900. 250-306-5362. 2004 Chev Colorado LS, 4dr crewcab, 4cyl Vortex (45mpg), 5spd electrics a/c, wholesale $7900 250-492-5046

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he conventional story for the formation of planetary systems is that a huge cloud of gas and dust collapses under its own gravity, and settles into a flat, slowly rotating disc. The biggest concentration forms in the middle of the disc, and becomes a star. The rest of the disc forms smaller lumps â&#x20AC;&#x201D; planets. The planets nearest the new star tend to be smaller and then get most of their atmospheres blown away by radiation from the young star. Planets further away are larger and tend to be able to hang onto more of their atmospheres. This idea sounds reasonable and accounts for Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars being small, rocky planets, and the more distant planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune being large planets with very deep atmospheres. This theory is intuitively satisfying. However, there is so far one very big problem with it. We have now detected a few hundred planets orbiting other stars, and as far as we can see at the moment, none of them are members of planetary systems like our solar system. In many cases there are gas giant planets, bigger than Jupiter, lying far closer to their stars than Mercury is to our sun. We have only one solar system, ours, which seems to fit our theory. Obviously Mother Nature does not agree with us, so it is up to us to change our ideas.

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Penticton Western News  

June 18th, 2010 Edition

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