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TEARFUL FAREWELL — Parkway Elementary student Ariauna Atkinson receives a parting carnation from her tearful cousin Kaylee Wuthe, who is in Grade 1 at the school. Flowers and certificates were presented to the Grade 5 students Wednesday during the leaving ceremonies for those going on to middle school next September. Mark Brett/Western News

Companies unable to land at airport MARK BRETT

Western News Staff

More concerns are being voiced this week about the direction of Penticton Regional Airport in attracting new business. At least two companies previously interested in locating at the Transport Canada-run facility have recently decided to go elsewhere after failing to reach an agreement with airport management. “I’d love to be on that airport (Penticton) and I’d be on there now if it weren’t for all the problems,” said Jim Schwerman, owner of Seaplanes West Inc., who is in the process of moving his operations from Edmonton to Kelowna. “Right now I’m in a warehouse and I’m not even at the airport and that’s not going to do me any good. I wanted to be there (Penticton airport) and put in

a big hangar but forget it. “There’s other businesses too that want to be there but you’re going to get the same response.” In order to lease the property he wanted Schwerman was told his company would be responsible for building an access road and bringing in services. “They would have to be up to airport standards and then I would have to give it (road) to the airport and that’s just wrong,” said the owner. “It’s a beautiful little airport there but you’ve got to promote it. That place of yours would be full if you provided serviced lots for people.” Someone else who found himself in a similar situation of having to pay for lot servicing to locate here was owner Paul Gibbons of Langleybased Riverside Helicopters. He outlined difficulties he experienced in a story that appeared in the May 7 edition of the

Penticton Western News. “I’m really upset with the airport. I’ll be honest with you I would have really liked to be there,” said Gibbons, who added he has since been contacted by a number of other communities interested in getting his business. He is currently in the process of finalizing a deal on a piece of industrial property in Okanagan Falls where he may eventually build a hangar for his operations. Penticton economic development officer David Arsenault would also like to see some form of assistance for companies like Seaplanes West and Riverside. “There’s been a few businesses that have been interested in setting up at the airport and nothing’s happened,” he said. “Right now I don’t know what the direction is and I don’t see any long-term strategy, so do we just keep the status

quo? This affects our economy especially when we look at attracting other businesses and tourists into the area. “I think the frustration from the City of Penticton’s standpoint has been the fact that we really have no say in what’s happening at the airport other than making suggestions. We want to be a closer partner with the development of the airport, but ultimately it’s not our property.” Meanwhile airport manager David Allen reiterated his position that the limited financial return to the airport from operations like Gibbons and Schwerman’s do not justify the expense. “So whenever you have a small operator who just wants to build a hangar and semi-retire it gets quite expensive for the airport to do that,” said Allen. “If we can’t get a return from our investment why would we do it? see MP page 4



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RCMP cope with arrested development JORDEN DIXON Western News Staff

The Summerland RCMP aren’t a bunch of hoarders by nature, they just have no other choice. With every closet, cabinet and corner used to store files, equipment and officers, the problem is clear — they need a bigger building. The current building that houses the RCMP detachment was built in 1969, but was not built taking into consideration it would one day house Canada’s national police force. Moving there in 1975, the Summerland RCMP have made it work for 35 years, but it’s time for change. “You have to understand the building was a restaurant and a nightclub,” Sgt. Mona Kauffeld said. “I’m sure they never expected for us to stay in here for 35 years, I think it was meant to be a short-term thing.” Walking through the condemned cell block they have refurbished into a fingerprinting area, file storage, breathalyzer room and a washroom for detainees briefly brought in before they are hauled off to Penticton, Kauffeld said “Something has to be done.” “We’ve come to the point where the building has outlived its life,” she added. “I don’t think there is any other options after this to remain here.” The alternate approval process Summerland decided to use in hopes of saving money and getting the community’s approval for a new RCMP building backfired when the required 10 per cent of opposed signatures was achieved. “We were trying to save money

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DUE TO A lack of space the officers at the Summerland RCMP detachment, like Sgt. Mona Kauffeld, have had to take advantage of whatever space is possible for storage, such as this condemned cell.

by going to the AAP,” Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino said. “It was a real shock that it failed.” Perrino said the alternate approval process is “less complicated,” and gave the community the opportunity to come into the municipal office and sign a petition against the building. She added that you don’t have to worry about the costs of setting up voting booths, printing ballots and organ-

izing people to be at the booths. “Those things tend to be very expensive,” Perrino said. Now the only option for the community getting a new RCMP building is going to a referendum. A process that Perrino said could cost between $15,000 and $30,000, and will push the decision to the fall. “By the time we get everything done and ready to go it will be the end

of September,” Perrino said. “The reason it takes so long is because we have to go back to Victoria to apply for the referendum.” Summerland council will vote on whether to take the issue to referendum at its June 28 meeting. Reinhold Prochnau, a Summerland resident who took the petition to fight the building door-to-door, said “Nobody is against an RCMP build-

ing, it’s just a little extravagant.” The proposed RCMP detachment is 9,600 square feet and would cost around $5 million — $3.125 million of which Summerland would have to borrow. “I’m sure that if they built the thing properly they could get away without borrowing any money,” Prochnau said. “They probably only need about 3,000 square feet.” Perrino said the RCMP have standards when it comes to their detachments. She added that they went to the RCMP headquarters and asked what the requirements are to house their nine RCMP officers and two clerks. “We used all their stats, and they actually said for a community our size 10,000 square feet,” Perrino said. “So we actually shaved off a little.” In the event that the building is turned down in a referendum, having Summerland receive its policing from an outside community such as Penticton or West Kelowna is an option, but it’s one that isn’t appealing to Perrino. “In the first quarter of this year there were 465 crimes (in Summerland) where the RCMP were called,” Perrino said. “To me that’s good proof that we need a full detachment.” Perrino added that Summerland is the fifth largest community in the Okanagan, and that every other community its size has their own detachment. “I think the question for citizens has to be when you call in a crisis where do you want to call, and where do you want them to respond from?” she said. “For me the answer is easy.”

Hotel owners fuming over Oliver firefighters’ actions KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Owners of the Mesa Hotel are livid firefighters “looted” six kegs of beer from the debris of a blaze that burned down their business. The hotel/bar was destroyed in a fire on May 23 in downtown Oliver. On Monday it was confirmed by the town that firefighters took the kegs from the debris to the fire hall and drank from them, resulting in the suspension of three of its 35 members. Oliver Mayor Patrick Hampson said an apology letter was sent to Mesa Hotel operators, but he was reluctant to say exactly what their response was. “Yes, we have (received a response) but I’m not in a position to disclose that now. The response was very angry and accuses the department of various things,” said Hampson. A letter from ‘the members of the Oliver fire department’ was printed in the June 23 issue of the Oliver Chronicle, saying firefighters felt the kegs should be taken and stored at

the fire hall until security was properly established at the scene of the fire, and there was a safety issue for the excavator that was working in the debris. “Unfortunately, during a lapse in judgment, our members decided to open one of the kegs — actually two were opened but the first did not work properly — probably due to the fact it was handled fairly roughly and just in a major fire,” wrote the fire department. The letter explains the owners were notified that beer had been consumed and financial reimbursement and an apology were given. In an email to the Western News, Mesa Hotel operator Don Kazakoff disputed the statement about reimbursement. Kazakoff said on their way to save the beer, the firemen would have had to walk past a large nitrogen welding bottle, CO2 beverage dispenser tanks and two 25-pound propane tanks that were all full. He added with a keg serving 500 glasses, it is suspicious why only a couple of firefighters have been suspended. “Either the two suspended firemen have a Herculean capacity to process beer or all

the firefighters who drank are guilty,” wrote Kazakoff. He is also upset with the decision to tear down the building, saying it, “effectively erases the grandfathered, non-conforming status of the Mesa, forcing the owners to comply with the whims and wishes of town management.” The town’s internal review suggested that two of the members should have three months suspension and one of them get six months suspension, however, the fire department has changed its original stance on the incident. “They’ve now come forward as a group and stated they want to take whatever disciplinary action comes out of it as a group. What needs to be determined now is what form that will take because we have to keep the fire department running, so obviously we can’t suspend the whole department. They are not saying they were all involved in it ... what they are saying is we are going to stand together as a group and take whatever punishment is deemed appropriate,” said Hampson. At least one volunteer firefighter was out of town the night of the Mesa fire, but has

accepted the responsibility the same as the other members. Hampson said imposing a “rolling” punishment will still have a serious impact on the department’s ability to operate. Town staff and some of council met with firefighters on Thursday evening to discuss the issue. Hampson believes the punishment could be determined as early as Monday’s council meeting. It is not known if the matter will be dealt with publicly or in-camera. “They have suffered fairly significant punishment now just by merit to the fact that this matter had to become public,” said Hampson. “They are an excellent department. This is just one incident that has cast a shadow over all the successes they have had over the years.” Since the incident became public, fire chief Dave Janzen has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons. Hampson said the volunteer fire chief “has been under a huge amount of pressure” to do his regular full-time job as a public works supervisor as well as deal with fire department issues. While he is on leave, deputy fire chief Dan Scaros will take over.


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Slater sits atop MLA recall list JORDEN DIXON

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In less than a week the HST will take the province of B.C. by storm, and the Fight HST organization has let out one last warning with the release of their “HST Hit List.” The list contains the names of 24 B.C. MLAs that will be targeted for recalls, with Boundary-Similkameen’s John Slater at the top of the chart. “I always wanted to be No. 1,” said Slater. All joking aside, Slater said, “I’m certainly not happy about being No. 1, I have to admit.” According to Fight HST lead organizer Chris Delaney the “HST Hit List” was made up of the liberal MLAs who had 25 per cent or more of their registered voters sign the HST petition. “Basically, we did an assessment of all the 47 liberal ridings on our petition list,” Delaney said. “So we felt there was a critical mass sufficient in those riding to do a recall.” Under law, recalls would not be able to start until Nov. 15, 2010, exactly 18 months after the last election. After that date, Delaney said, any riding can take action and try to have their MLA recalled, as many times as they’d like. “Given that there is no limit to (recalls) I think you could eventually prevail in all six or 10 of them if you wanted,” Delaney said referring to the top ridings on the list. Delaney also added that a recall must

be initiated locally, and that he and the rest of the Fight HST battalion can not implement recalls in any of the ridings. “What we’ve said we’d do is provide expertise, resources, communications and... the credibility of the organizational name of Fight HST,” Delaney said. “We’ll start off with maybe two and just keep adding them until the government cries uncle.” Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff found himself in the top 10 of the list. “I don’t like seeing the list period,” said Barisoff. “I understand that people are angry, but surprisingly enough we are getting a lot of calls in the office here now where people had signed and are actually changing their minds.” Barisoff added that maybe people are finally realizing some of the truths behind the HST and how it will benefit them and the overall economy of the province. “A lot of items they thought were going to be taxed aren’t going to be taxed,” he said. The B.C. Elections Act prevents the provincial government from promoting the HST in any way while the petition against it is still in effect. So once the petition is through, MLAs like Slater will finally have the chance to step up and state their case for the HST. “I can’t have a town hall meeting or anything like that to inform the public because of the B.C. Elections Act,” Slater said. “Getting signatures is one thing to fight the HST but it could be a different matter once all the information is out there to do the recall.”

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“I’m encouraging at a number of different levels that all aspects be looked at and hopefully we’ll see some positive results,” said Day. Schwerman and Gibbons say they are encouraged with word Day is looking into the situation adding they have not entirely closed the door on the Penticton airport if a solution can be found. “The process is in place but there still hasn’t been any answers,” said Gibbons. “I do know that everybody is looking into but it’s a wait and see for me.”


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An Okanagan Falls couple are being dragged into the court system in a battle to keep their business. Described as a home for spiritual recovery, Pine Winds Bed and Breakfast (formerly Pine Winds Recovery Centre) is a private addictions recovery centre that has been in business for almost six years. Owners George Bullied and his wife Patricia Diewold Bullied have been in a 16-month grudge match with the RDOS over a zoning concern and the regional district is taking the matter to court on Monday to get a resolution. The owners feel this is more than a zoning concern, rather the RDOS is acting on the complaints of the neighbours. The Bullieds believe the nearby residents perceive the operation as dangerous to their well-being and damaging to their neighbourhood. In January 2009, the RDOS brought forward complaints they received about Pine Winds operating in a Small-Holdings 5 designation that allows only single detached dwellings, agriculture, forestry or animal hospitals. The business owners were told to apply for a bylaw amendment or cease operations. Patricia said they applied, but knew the board was not going to grant them the amendment needed to continue, so they chose to pull it. “If we knew that we could change the zoning and stay there and stay open we would, but we knew we couldn’t win,” said Patricia, who is a registered psychologist. She said the board is following the actions of one director, rather than individually investigating and reading the literature to make their own informed decision. The owners said they feel they always have been in zoning compliance, functioning as professionals from their home and additionally offering accommodation when that is helpful. “We feel they are like sheep and they are politically motivated,” said Patricia. “We feel we will get a better hearing from the judges than from that flawed board. We feel this is unfair, but we have to do this to keep going. If the judge says no, what are our options? Either we fight it again — so far it has cost us $11,000 — or we close our doors. None of the neighbours really want the zoning to be changed,

they just want it closed.” When contacted by the Western News, RDOS director for Area D Bill Schwarz said he could not make a comment because the issue is going to court. The business owners said this is a case of not-in-mybackyard syndrome. “When (neighbours) realized they had some power and started complaining, there was some terrible inaccuracies and terrible lies,” said Patricia. The Bullieds said people complained the number of cars on the road is a safety hazard. Patricia contends that it was during the time they were undergoing construction and it wasn’t going to be a regular occurrence. Next Patricia said there was a complaint that they are allowing more than 12 people at a time to stay, something she says has never happened. The rumours continually got worse she added, stating someone was telling the neighbours that they witnessed a drug deal happening with one of their clients on the street. “There is no danger from our clients, they aren’t here under the duress of court. These are people that are motivated for recovery, and if they aren’t we don’t take them or they are sent out. There are dozens of unknown people coming through the area to wineries and there are pickers in the orchards. The two or three people who we have who are normally on the older side, under control and here to get help — why worry about them? There has not been one incident concerning our clients,” said Patricia. The owners feel they are getting the short end of the stick because the RDOS has chosen to go to Supreme Court chambers, where submissions will be limited to the property’s zoning. “It prevents us from presenting the true position of our existence,” said Patricia.





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n Jan. 4 of this year, the Ministry of the Attorney General quietly introduced a fee structure for accessing criminal court records online. A charge of $6 would be levied each time a file or document was opened. The justification was the recovery of some of the costs associated with providing the online service, and to discourage frivolous record searches. For most people, it was an initiative of seemingly little significance, affecting perhaps only those who worked in legal circles. In fact, it carried the potential of profound public impact. Court records contain critical public information. The media relies heavily on that to keep the public informed about criminal justice proceedings, individuals who run afoul of the law, and the context of their crimes. When someone is charged with a serious offence, does that person have a previous criminal record? Is he or she connected with criminal organizations or other activities? Although that information can be accessed in person at court houses, many B.C. towns are served by court facilities in larger communities long distances away. The cumulative cost of frequent and numerous court record searches was prohibitive, especially for smaller papers and other media outlets. The potential result was restricted access, less detailed reporting and a less informed public. Over the past several months, various media organizations, including Black Press, have lobbied Attorney General Mike de Jong to rescind the fees. Last week, the AG announced the online criminal record search fee would be scrapped, as of Aug. 31. It was a commendable decision, ultimately made in the public interest.

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School’s out for teacher tantrums

argaret MacDiarmid is the latest in a long line of B.C. education ministers to confront a huge public school teachers’ union that has, shall we say, control issues. MacDiarmid has had a busy spring, first trying to wrest control of the B.C. College of Teachers away from the union, and then trying to bring to heel the union’s yappiest puppet school board, that of Vancouver. Let’s deal with Vancouver first. Like much of B.C. it is facing declining enrolment due to a profound demographic shifts. It has already been passed by fast-growing Surrey as the largest school district in the province. The annual Vancouver School District puppet show features the board chair moaning about a looming deficit, and voicing B.C. Teachers’ Federation talking points about increased per-student funding not being enough to deal with decreased student numbers. MacDiarmid dispatched the provincial government’s top accountant to examine the budget that claimed an $18 million shortfall. After 20 years of watching local


politics, I’m not surprised what the comptroller-general found. Vancouver’s trustees haven’t done the toughest part of a school board’s job, which is to close schools where there aren’t enough students to keep them open. They’ve also relaxed bus transportation limits, providing service beyond what is required. These things are done because they’re easier than facing the wrath of parents deprived of undeserved convenience at the expense of the whole district. It is a familiar story at school board meetings, which typically devolve into a twopart union meeting, BCTF demands followed by CUPE support staff demands.

Vancouver’s board has also overruled its senior finance staff, spending onetime provincial funds as if they are annual. This is clearly to stage a confrontation, so the union can spend millions from its compulsory dues to advertise that the current provincial government (of whatever stripe) is neglecting school kids. MacDiarmid has also brought in an outside expert to examine the B.C. College of Teachers, after a majority of its board wrote to advise her that the BCTF is using its college seats to protect misbehaving teachers from discipline. College chair Richard Walker is no B.C. Liberal hatchet man. A former union local president himself, he had his own showdown with former education minister Christy Clark after Clark sacked the BCTF-backed college board members a few years back. In an interview, Walker used the example of a girl in Grade 1 who needed help with a prosthetic limb so she could participate in class. The teacher refused. The union and district went through the usual protracted wrangle over contract language, and the teacher

was finally ordered to do her job. So she snapped on rubber gloves in front of the humiliated kid, apparently concerned that amputation might be contagious. The district, no doubt weary of these kinds of fights, gave up and transferred the teacher to another school. Thus the teacher escaped discipline at the district level, and under the letter of the law could not be evaluated for professionalism by the college. The girl’s mother, not wanting to just pass the problem along, made a direct complaint to the college. There have been 270 of these direct complaints since the college created the option in 2003. Not one has been upheld, and Walker says that is because the union blocks discipline whenever it can. The Vancouver School Board has been told to fix its budget by the end of June or be removed from office. A former deputy minister will report on the state of the teachers’ college this fall. Stay tuned. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


Make pool budget public

Penticton taxpayers were fed enough bovine excretion when the South Okanagan Events Centre was constructed. The current council informed Penticton taxpayers that our diet would change to honesty, fair disclosure and transparency in all future disclosures. I still get the feeling that Penticton taxpayers are being fed from the tail end of the bull. What does council mean by the term “on time, on budget”? If the contracts issued to the building contractors exceed budget estimates by say a million dollars and the quality of the materials used to finish the pool are downgraded by a million dollars, does council really consider that the pool is on budget? The City of Penticton has constructed four buildings on the site of the proposed pool (arena, SOEC, the prior pool and theatre). It is now a surprise to council that the pool is being constructed on an old bog and additional pilings will be required to support the new pool. Honestly council, are Penticton taxpayers expected to believe this story or did the estimator goof? Time to go to qualified estimators in the public sector when

future buildings or construction projects are being considered. It is now time for the pool budget and actual costs to be posted to the City of Penticton web page for all taxpayers to follow how council manipulates the budgeted figures to bring the pool in on budget. Headings required and details of all budgeted line items to be disclosed and totals for all columns to be provided: Original budget; Change orders; Revised total budget; Contracts tendered and awarded; Over (under) budget (original budget compared to contracts awarded). Detailed explanations of change orders will be required. For example: flooring downgraded to polished concrete from tile for a savings of $200,000, Detailed explanations of all budgeted over and under amounts to be disclosed in detail for taxpayers to review. Now is the time for council to change the diets of the Penticton taxpayers, many taxpayers are starting to gag from the current diet.

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various expertise, I felt an inner calming by the time I arrived in a room with a beehive of activity and gadgets I knew not what? It was my time to be the star patient in the operation theatre and somehow thought of the old TV medical show Ben Casey. First thing I knew my lights were put out, and it seemed just like that they were on again and my procedure was over and I was in another place of recovery. As I lay there, the faces of staff that tended my need flashed clearly in my mind, which formed a memory to provide encouragement for future arrivals who have the fear of the unknown as I did. I only know the name of Doctor Neil Crofts, who was in command of this miracle army of unknowns to me, but their friendly smiles and calming influence put me at ease and I will be forever grateful to the medical staff of such a fine hospital. I could go on and on, but if your day of need comes along, you will surely echo my words if you are fortunate to be in such capable hands that turned a mere building into a hospital filled with expertise, love and caring — marking a pathway where many of us will have to tread. Thanks again to all those professionals who share one name: We Care.

This is in regard to the HST. A lot of people are very upset with the provincial Liberals for trying to bring in this new tax, and rightly so. However, what most people are forgetting is that this was brought on by the federal Conservatives, who are bribing the provincial Liberals with about $2 billion to implement this tax. Ever see a politician who could not be bought? Anyway, the anger that we have with the provincial Liberals should also be aimed at the federal Conservatives, who are sitting back right now very quietly not saying a word about this and not getting any flak for this. They are laughing all the way to the bank on two counts. Firstly, they get to see a Liberal party go down in flames as the Campbell government will do in the next election. Secondly, they get to rake in the extra tax dollars that they will get from the HST. They are doing this while the provincial Liberals take all the flak. The federal Conservatives are a very sneaky government party and this just shows how sneaky they are. So while we are protesting to our provincial Liberals, please do not forget to protest to the federal Conservatives. They should not be getting away with this either. Ron Evans Oliver

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Just like everything that happens in this world, until it strikes home, a person can’t really appreciate what life would be like without the medical care manned 24/7 by professionals in the field of medicine who have the ability to help the sick and wounded from all walks of life. I have read and heard many good things from former patients and family members who needed and received excellent care during their stay at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Well my turn came recently to turn myself over for just the day. It seemed like an eternity as I faced a procedure I could not spell and placed the unknown to me in the hands of people I had never seen or met before. As I was getting prepped for the procedure by different wonderful staff with


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Passed from lap to lap PJ is the centre of attention and she couldn’t be happier as people tug on her ears and pat her head saying, “Oh, your such a good puppy aren’t you.” PJ, short for Pie Junior, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog and every Wednesday, the miniature schnauzer and her handler Sandra Karr make their way through the Village by the Station bungalows, and as Karr puts it, “make the smiles come out.” “You see the smiles on their faces when you walk in the door, and you know that you are really making their day,” said Karr, program facilitator for the South Okanagan. “You are a really important part of their lives, and it just makes you feel good.” The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program came to the Okanagan in 1997 and in 1998 Karr became involved. Karr said the South Okanagan now has 35 handlers who take their dogs to the area’s hospitals, care homes and assisted living facilities in hopes of “bringing some joy to a lonely person’s life.” Some of the success of the therapy dog program here in the South Okanagan is owed to Karr, as she was recently inducted into the order of St. John by B.C. Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point, for her many years of commitment to the program. Karr’s June 5 induction was an experience she said was “humbling,” and unexpected. “You don’t go into it for that,” Karr added. “So I was really quite taken back by it.” The therapy dog program has become something that a lot of residents at the facilities they visit rely on. Karr said that in a situation where you can’t make it “you

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BEVERLY GAY (left) sits with St. John Ambulance therapy dog PJ under the supervision of dog handler Sandra Karr. Karr and PJ visit Gay at the Village by the Station bungalows every Wednesday afternoon.

almost have to send regrets.” “These people depend on you,” she added. For 94-year-old Beverly Gay of the Village by the Station bungalows Karr and PJ’s weekly visits are something she really looks forward to. “I really come to life when she comes,” Gay said while cuddling the little Schnauzer in an arm chair. “She’s such a lovely dog. She seems so trusting.” Diana MacDonald, another one of the programs’ dog handlers, said you can really see the difference in the people who get to visit with the dogs and it brings out a side of them that you may not usually see. “Sometimes the people who have been very depressed and not interacting with others will certainly interact with the dogs,” she said. MacDonald added that it’s not just those they visit that love it but the dogs do as well. MacDonald

has two dogs she uses in the therapy program, a pure-bred Maltese named Angelo and a bichon frise and shih tzu cross named Ananda, which means happiness in Sanskrit. “The days that we go to visit they know what they are doing,” MacDonald said. “The minute the kennel comes down the hall Angelo is dancing ... he knows that he is on his way.” Having heard about the program from a friend while on a boat expedition around the British Isles, MacDonald said when she returned home she got a dog and immediately had it approved for the program. “It’s just a nice warm and fuzzy to have a dog on your lap,” MacDonald said. “Most of these folks have very little opportunity for doing something for another. Its obvious when they are petting a dog the dog likes it, so they feel like they are contributing to.”

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Low registration has prompted the City of Penticton to cancel its hosting of the 2011 BC Disability Games, announced the city Tuesday. “Hosting high quality provincial games takes significant resources, both financial and human,” explained Mayor Dan Ashton in a statement. “As a city that hosts a variety of events, we need to protect the integrity of our volunteer force and thoughtfully consider the financial commitments required to host a provincial event for such a projected small number of athletes.” City recreation business supervisor Cheryl Wiebe told the Western News that as of May 1 only 193 individual athletes had indicated that they would likely attend the Games, with the majority of those athletes only interested in the exhibition events rather than the core competitive sports. A disappointing turnout, said Wiebe, considering that the city and games society initially expected about 300 to 400 athletes would have signed up by now. Indeed, of the 12 core sports planned for the games only four had committed athletes signed-up: five- and ten-pin bowling, equestrian and golf. “We have 126 athletes that said that they would come for a demonstration sport,” said Wiebe. “But you

can do a different kind of event if all you are going to do is demonstration and try-it events. You don’t have to do a big provincial production to do that and that was really the driving force behind (the cancellation).” Wiebe said that participation at the biennial event had been trending downwards in recent years with both the 2007 Powell River Games and the 2009 Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Games both reporting lower than expected attendance. “My conversations with the sports organizations that aren’t coming are that the games weren’t working for them,” said Wiebe. “July was a bad time for them because it’s at the end of their competition cycle so they have already had their provincials and the sport has already wrapped up for the season. “The province needs to look at how the games can be tweaked to get some of these organizations back to the table.” Wiebe said that Penticton would definitely be interested in hosting the games once the province addresses whatever issues are keeping the athletes from registering. In the meantime, she said the city might look at hosting smaller one-day events, although even those would have to be put on the back-burner until next year when the community centre, currently closed for renovations, is fully operational again.




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If you’re headed down to take in this summer’s musical comedy at the S.S. Sicamous, be prepared for some big changes this year. Usually the summer shows, like the longrunning Sicamous Follies, take place inside the restored ballroom of Penticton’s landmark sternwheeler. But this year’s production, 18 Wheels — a change in itself — is moving out into the open air at a new 150-seat amphitheatre on the beach behind the carefully preserved boat. “The plan has always been, over the past eight years, that we would eventually move outside,” said Glen Cairns, the artistic and managing director for the Sicamous. “So, we’re putting together a temporary outdoor seasonal facility. We want to do a test run this summer and see if we can figure out how to get a permanent outdoor facility.” Besides setting up performances with a beautiful backdrop of the lake and cliffs, in a quiet corner tucked away from the traffic, Cairns said the move will also help beat the heat that plagued summer productions inside the ballroom. “You get a hundred people in there with the theatre lights and anyone who has been there will tell you it’s really uncomfortable,” he said. “It’s unbearably hot inside and having performed in there for six years myself, we’re

really looking forward to going outside into the beautiful Okanagan night.” For the “test run” Cairns said this year’s musical comedy will be John Gray’s 18 Wheels, which he describes as a “rollicking, rocking and rolling, gospel and country flavoured truck stop musical and salute to life on the Canadian road.” “We had five really successful years with the Sicamous Follies, so we decided to leave it on a high note and try something new,” said Cairns. “Change is really the essence of live performance and as artists and as a production company it’s important for us to stretch, to grow and engage our audiences with new forms and new ideas.” The show is staged as a country and western concert in which the singers act out vignettes of life on Canada’s highways and byways and stars professional performers, Steve Maddock and Danielle St. Pierre. They’ll be joined by two young performers, Natalie Tape and Victor Hunter, both from Penticton and both getting their start in musical theatre. Backing up the stage performers will be a three-piece band led by Michael Musclow on guitar with Keith Martens on keyboards and Brett Martens on bass and percussion. “Teaching and mentoring young, emerging artists has been a longstanding tradition at The Sicamous, and I’m very pleased to have been able to engage Victor and Natalie in the cast as well as young, Penticton based musicians,


Keith, Brett and Michael in the band,” said Cairns. “We’ve got five more students engaged in everything from arts administration, artwork and publicity to ship maintenance this year. It’s really shaping up to be a remarkable summer on the ship.” The biggest challenge to taking the shows outside, Cairns said, is the wind, though he added that previous experience moving shows during an Ari Neufeld concert on the May 24 weekend has prepared them to deal with that problem. “He played a set and then we moved everyone inside — it was just too cold,” said Cairns. “If it’s really windy, or it’s cool or rainy, you just move into the dining room and you’ve got weather cover … we’ve got experience now moving shows, it’s really easy.” Cairns said they’ll make the call on the day of the show but advises people to just show up for the show regardless of the weather. If it’s raining or otherwise inclement, they’ll just move the show inside. Opening night for 18 Wheels is July 10, though the show runs from July 8 through August 22. with shows Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, to reserve call the Sicamous box office at 250-492-0405 or drop by the ship Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday is two-for-one night throughout the month of July, with half-price previews on July 8 and 9.


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1999’s Toy Story 2 was a rarity for a sequel; It too, was near perfect. Thus, Toy Story 3 is not only Pixar’s annual quest to out-do itself — it runs the risk of messing up our favourite … or, as someone fittingly mentioned to me this week, “everyone’s baby.” I’m happy to say, however, Pixar can breathe a massive sigh of relief. They not only put the wraps on this trilogy in fine style, they’ve created an indulgence for the imagination: a movie that’s deep, relevant, yet a dose of sheer fun, all at the same time. There hasn’t been a more solidly entertaining picture from start to finish this year — and barring a


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The answer, via the usual series of mishaps, is the Sunnyside Daycare Centre, which at first seems like a paradise; toys are played with every day, and when one generation of youngsters outgrows them, another bunch arrive. Barbie (Jodi Benson) seems especially excited to meet a handsome, flamboyantly dressed guy named Ken (Michael Keaton), who comes complete with his own dream house. Alas, all is not well at Sunnyside, and the story then veers into a prison escape adventure, a la Cool Hand Luke. A lot of the humour teeters on absurd (check out Buzz’s reset function that has him talking Spanish), but never alienates its wee audience. And that’s part of the magic of Toy Story. And not to give anything away, but prepare yourself for one of the biggest lump-in-thethroat moments ever on the home stretch — in a very short, very touching sequence, we’re not only saying goodbye to these loveable characters, we’re reflecting on how painful it can be to put away your toys and say goodbye to childhood altogether. How a movie can so quickly and effortlessly shift from a playful romp to such a sentimental wallop is astounding. Amazingly fitting, too. For the many, many things I love about Toy Story 3, the biggest compliment I could ever give it is this; it’s necessary. And it ain’t every day you can say that about a sequel. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Toy Story 3 a five. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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Concerts June 25 — VooDoo’s presents a Friday triple bill with Western Medicine, DFY and Murder Of Crows. June 25 —Uncorked will be performing in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa at 8 p.m. June 25 — The Los Morenos are paying a return visit to the Dream Café. Mauricio Moreno, who immigrated from El Salvador to Canada in 1991 at the age of 19, is a fabulous guitar player and group leader with Marvin Kee (the Fly) on bass, Victor on drums and Burnis Stubbs on percussion. June 26 — Erin Ross will bring her sweet voice and deft finger-style guitar to Voodoo’s, as part of her summer tour to the Okanagan and the Kootenays. June 26 — Canadian singer Lily Frost is coming to the Dream Café with her sixth solo album, Viridian Torch, which combines her blend of theatrical, whimsical song writing with a new inspiration, the Canadian wilderness. June 28 — After an 11-year absence Econoline Crush is back on the road, performing select dates in Western Canada, including one show at the Barking Parrot. Tickets available at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, 250-493-8221. June 30 — Singer-songwriter Sean Hayden, with roots deep in the pop-jazz genre, is coming to VooDoo’s for a live show. July 2 — The Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Vancouver will present a concert of choral music at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and small children are free. The concert will be co-sponsored by the church and Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan. The choir will also perform the choral parts of the liturgy at the 10 a.m service at St. Saviour’s Church on July 4. The public is welcome.

Events June 26 — Las Vegas Elvis tribute artist will be signing copies of his book Morris as Elvis: Take a Chance on Life” at Hooked on Books, 225 Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a live, Elvis-type concert at noon before moving on to the Penticton Public Library from 3-5 p.m. for a book signing and video presentation. July 1 — Get aboard the Casabella Princess to celebrate Canada Day on Okanagan Lake and watch the fireworks from the waterside. Live music on board with Whole in One. For reservations call 250-492-4090 or go online at July 2 — The Penticton Art Gallery presents First Fridays, a free open mic and art sharing night at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Bring instruments, paints, poetry, your voice, an open mind etc. This month, the Re-Imagine Street Art Festival is the special guest, along with all the information about their upcoming event. July 5 — Rihanna is on a journey from her Caribbean roots to the top of the charts and she’s bringing her Last Girl on Earth Tour to the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Tickets are available at SOEC Box Office, Wine Country Visitor Centre, charge by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or order online at

Performing alone on stage, sitting atop a percussion rig made out of a suitcase and outnumbered by instruments, Joanna Chapman-Smith is said to be able to charm audiences into singing along and letting themselves be carried away into her world that questions right and wrong, mind and body, permanence and impermanence. The multi-instrumentalist folk singer will be live in concert in the Penticton Art Gallery’s Tea Room at 7 p.m. this evening. Chapman-Smith’s music is described as a blend of acoustic pop and urban folk with jazzy and Eastern European flavours, accompanied with a supple and finely-nuanced voice and the lyrics of a poet. The songs on her sophomore release, were inspired by William Blake’s visionary book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and range from low-key confessionals such as the stark In the Quiet and rueful For Good to the tipsy waltz Melodies and the ska-influenced polka Klezbian Mother. The compositions on her new album, Contraries, spring from a global-vagabond sensibility, and ChapmanSmith — who divides her time between East Vancouver and Toronto — has family roots that stretch from Italy to New Zealand. Chapman-Smith said she takes delight in contrasts, such as city and country living in the breezy opener Urbanity, or hope and regret in the bittersweet closer Carnival Song. Alternating between acoustic guitar, keyboards and clarinet, Chapman-Smith tries to rise above the herd of folkie singer-songwriters, her musical selfportrait painted with an unusually large palette of moods and colours. At age 25, ChapmanSmith has released two solo records — Contraries, the most recent, was awarded an Independent Music Award in the Best Acoustic Song category. Samples of Chapman Smith’s music are available on her websites at

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Gardens given room to grow BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The Penticton Community Gardens is set to expand its space to create more room for residents to grow their own flowers and fruit. Penticton has approved the non-profit organization’s expansion on city land from 26 garden plots to 42, as long as the proposed land is not slated for anything else. Naturally, garden society president Carol Allen is happy with the decision. The green-thumb has been involved with the garden for over five years since moving to Penticton from Ontario. “It’s a great way to get outdoors and do something apart from sitting on a park bench feeding pigeons,� said Allen. “It’s something productive that you can do outside. It provides a great source of really wonderful food for a large portion of the season.� Allen said that once the society has raised enough money to prepare the land, the expanded garden space will help ease a growing waiting list for plots. “Community gardening’s popularity has always been a little cyclical, however, I think that the current popularity has been driven by a new consciousness in the consumer,� said Allen, noting that the garden is completely organic. “I think people are getting less and less comfortable with eating produce grown in Chile or China and gardening is just a really good source of healthy food.� Allen said that as


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Penticton grows into a large city, the community garden is also a place where fellow residents can get to know each other. “It really creates a feeling of community. People develop friendships through the gardening experience,� she said. “For older people it’s a good way to keep active and maintain their mobility, and for families it’s a good way to teach young children where food comes from. “It is also a great way for your gardening learning curve to just skyrocket because you get to see various approaches and methods to gardening from others. So, instead of making all the mistakes in the book yourself, you get to see what your neighbours are doing. You could be in your own back garden for years and years

and would not learned as steeply as you do in this kind of situation.� In approving the expanded garden, some on council pondered whether in the future community gardens could be located on currently unused, contaminated land throughout the city, as is the case for a community garden in Vancouver located on a former Shell gas station site located next to St. Paul’s Hospital on Davie Street. It is an idea that Allen said warrants more exploration. “You can definitely recoup lost land. The groundwater is still there,� said Allen. “Ideally, I’d like to see gardens all over the city. They don’t all have to be huge ones either. But it would be really wonderful and kind of ecologically responsible if everybody



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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has fun darts and pool with pizza by Joseph. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. with all proceeds going to fundraising and music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. in their hall at 1197 Main St. All members and guests welcome. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. THE CITY OF Penticton

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Pipe band meets every Friday at the Carmi School gym from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s for all ages interested in learning to play bagpipes, tenor, bass or snare drums. For more information contact ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 is hosting the Ladies Auxiliary dinner. There is no entertainment due to Elvis weekend. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke, food and drink specials. BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250487-7455. THE OKANAGAN REGIONAL Library is gearing up for Summer Reading Club

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(SRC) to help ensure school-aged children don’t lose their literacy skills. Students can visit their local branch to receive a reading record and register for weekly activities. Bilingual children’s musician Will Stroet will visit most branches throughout the region for a “Reading Rocks” concert. Registration for SRC is required and begins in branches as follows: Summerland – June 19, Naramata – June 14, Kaleden – June 23, Okanagan Falls – June 18, Oliver – June 15, Hedley – June 24 and Keremeos – June 19. Detailed information about each branch’s events can be found at or in the branch. THE PENTICTON ART Gallery presents Joanna Chapman Smith live in concert in the Art Gallery Tea Room at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $15 for nonmembers. TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES grand re-opening is at 1 p.m. on the colourful Front Street. There will be refreshments, world music and door prizes all day long. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the computer room. Call 250-493-0789 for more info.

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FREE POLE WALKING CLINIC every Saturday at the Rose Garden parking lot from 9 to 10 a.m. Learn how to turn a simple walk into an effective, efficient total body workout. Demo poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef lunch at 11 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and singalong at 4 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. KEEPERS OF THE FAITH, a lively Samoan gospel quartet, will be presenting their inspiring music at 7 p.m. at the Adventist Church on 290 Warren Ave. W. Admission is free but donations are accepted. All welcome. THE OKANAGAN MASTER Gardeners will hold an information session for enthusiastic home gardeners who wish to become volunteer gardening advisors with

the Master Gardeners Association of BC. The intensive training program provides up-to-date information on all gardening basics. The fall info session for training will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Bethel Church – 945 Main St. For more information, contact Lorrie at 250-769-3314. SEE MORRIS BATES, the original Elvis tribute artist, in Penticton signing his autobiography Morris as Elvis: Take a Chance on Life at Hooked on Books from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a live musical presentation at noon. Morris will then go to the Penticton Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Also, Christine M will be signing her new book The Love Connection: Why We Are Here from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS DINNER by Stu at 5:30 p.m. with Boogie Nights at 7 p.m. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m. a meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and a perogy dinner with all the fixings and music by Buzz.


June 27

SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Drop-in Centre on South Main St. Call 250-4932111 for more info. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, grass roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-493-5073 for more information. 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 dog races at 2 p.m. with an M&M food draw. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and 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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MONDAY June 28

KIWANIS K-KIDS meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main. Open to all kids ages 6 to 13. For more information visit www. or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. STRESS AND RELAXATION every Monday, 1 to 2:30 a.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main St. Call 250-4877455 for free registration. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - 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. C ANADIAN R OYAL LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m. and wing night at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Dale Seaman. AL-ANON offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and

Thursday at various locations. Call 250-4909272 for more information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250493-0789 for more info. FITNESS FRIENDS IS every Monday at 10 a.m. in the hall at 502 Martin St. Everyone is welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has a special on chicken wings from 4 to 7 p.m., and free pool. All members and guests welcome. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music Children’s Choir under the direction of Joanne Forsyth rehearses from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the lounge at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Road. Newcomers welcome. For more info: phone 250-4937977. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music Adult Choir under the direction Joanne Forsyth rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lounge at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. Newcomers welcome. ANAVETS HAS LIVE entertainment by Shindigger

at 5:30 p.m. HELP US HELP Others. IODE Thrift Store on 464 Main St. is open six days a week from 1 pm to 4 pm. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Check for the in store weekly specials. TWISTED TREE IS having an open casting call for Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on 387 Martin St. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a one minute contemporary monologue of their choice and be prepared to read from a selection of sides. Contact Jen Viens and Twisted Tree Theatre at 604803-1166 or by email at jen@twistedtreetheatre. com.


FREE DROP-IN after school club for elementary aged children every Tuesday from 2:45 to 5 p.m. in The Ark at First Baptist Church. Supervised activities, crafts, games, gym time. Call 259-492-3824 for more info.


VIPASSANA and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND practices every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to join in on the pipes or drums is welcome to come out. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Tina at 250770-1613 or Susan at 250-496-5931 for more information. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. Call 250-493-8274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 MEDITATION

to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. S ENIOR ’ S C OMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 11 a.m. to noon for membership enquiries and class information in the annex room. Call 250493-0789 for more info.

PENTICTON COFFEE TIME Out is every second and fourth Tuesday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Church for those suffering of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Call Sheryl Ann at 250-493-2002 for more info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING Tightwad Tuesday with karaoke combined with food and drink specials.


WILLS AND ESTATES discussion take place at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main Street, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 250487-7455 for further information.

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Fishing event reels in families STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

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LITTLE DECLAN COCHAN points to a fish jumping on the surface of Salter’s Pond as his grandfather, George Graw, tries to teach the three-year-old the art of angling.

Over the Father’s Day weekend, families across B.C. got a chance to try out the sport of fishing for free as the province temporarily lifted fishing licence requirements, opening up thousands of lakes and streams around the province and encouraging user groups to organize events to educate about the sport. Salter’s Pond, near Okanagan Falls, was one hot spot as a steady stream of kids passed through to take part in a dads and kids event cohosted by the Penticton Fly Fishers Club and the Summerland Trout Hatchery. In this context, “kids” is a little indeterminate — ages ranged from those barely old enough to hold on to one of the many prepared fishing rods set out around the pond to those on the opposite end of the age scale. “The hatchery lets us use their pond,” explained George Craw, from the fly fishers club, who, along with other club members, was at the pond to help educate and assist prospective fishers, preparing rods and helping with catch and release of the trout in the pond, giving the new anglers a chance to learn the rules of fishing and to see what’s being done to preserve fish stocks and their habitat.

KIDS AND ADULTS, all eager to hook a trout, line the edge of Salter’s Pond during a Father’s Day fishing event co-hosted by the Penticton Fly Fishers Club and the Summerland Trout Hatchery.

“We have more fun than the kids,” jokes Craw, who had his own three-year-old grandson Declan Cochan out for his first fishing trip. Graw, however, wasn’t having a good day, prompting some goodnatured jeering from fellow club members. “George, set the hook” and “You’re asleep at the switch, that’s three times,” were just some of the calls that came floating across the pond. The fishing lesson became a life lesson for little Declan as his father explained that if what you do doesn’t work the first time, try again. “If you don’t catch one, you have to keep trying,” said Sean Cochan, as the impatient youngster

exclaimed “I want to catch a fish I really, really want to.” Graw explained that while it’s often hard for youngsters to have the patience for fishing, that all disappears when they reel in that first one. “If you get them to catch one or two, you’ve got them hooked,” said Graw. “It’s getting that first fish that’s the problem.” “Fishing teaches children the importance of protecting the outdoors and instills in them a connection to nature that will last a lifetime, helping to preserve the resource for generations to come,” said Environment Minister Barry Penner, when he announced the free fishing weekend.


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The city of peaches is about to get greener. Penticton council voted 5-1 Monday to contract an environmentalsustainability company to assist the city in its efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate carbon emissions. Stantec Consulting Ltd. was selected through a joint search co-ordinated by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen for civic governments in the area to help each assess their energy consumption and create a plan that will achieve carbon neutrality by 2012 as signatories to the Climate Action Charter. Penticton’s contract with Stantec will cost up to $32,000 (plus taxes) this year, money well spent according to Coun. Garry Litke who sits on both the city’s and the regional district’s climate action charter compliance committees. “The climate action

committee has been working on this for over two years or longer,� Litke told council. “It has been a long time coming.� According to Litke, so far Penticton has used a piecemeal approach to reducing carbon emissions. “We have reduced greenhouse gas emissions and we have saved energy, but those have been sort of intuitive moves,� he said. “We haven’t been able to document them, measure them or exactly know how effective those actions have been. “What we need is an expert who will direct our operations to ensure that we will get the best bang for our buck, instead of continuing with what we have been doing, which is sort of a shotgun approach. We think things are the right idea but we don’t really have proof. Stantec will be able to provide us with that proof.� According to Stantec, said Litke, based on the size of its operations, the


City of Penticton is probably emitting approximately 3,000 tonnes of carbon a year, for which, starting in 2012, the city will have to purchase offsetting carbon credits. “Currently, carbon is trading at $25 a tonne. So, if you do the math, that means a bill for the City of Penticton of about $75,000 (annually),� explained Litke, adding that price is likely to go up. “The reality today is that municipalities are obliged to participate in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. If they don’t they will be levied significantly and will probably be disqualified from receiving grants from the government.� Litke said he was impressed with Stantec’s report, calling it “as good a proposal as I have ever hoped to receive from anybody.� “We have an opportunity here to co-operate with other municipalities and the regional district and we get great economies of scale doing it that way, rather than

doing it on our own,� he said. Only Coun. Dan Albas voted against the contract. “I just felt that the report, and maybe I didn’t read it in as (much) depth as maybe some did, but I just didn’t feel that we are going to be getting full value for the amount,�

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Pop superstar Rihanna has been called one of the most influential people in music, fashion and pop-culture. And now you can add Penticton politics to the list. Penticton council voted unanimously Monday to move up the time for its July 5 meeting to 2:30 p.m. to avoid a conflict with Rihanna’s concert at the South

Okanagan Events Centre. When asked, councillors Andrew Jakubeit, Judy Sentes and a passionate Mike Pearce all said that they had purchased tickets, although Coun. John Vassilaki was not present to answer either way. City clerk Cathy Ingram said she is also a ticket-holder. “The reason why I am passionate is because my daughters and family forced


me into buying $1,100 worth of tickets for (the concert),” said Pearce, who confirmed that he does have a favorite Rihanna song, although he could not recall the name of it. Rihanna’s influence may also extend beyond rescheduled meetings. The Barbadian singer is the biggest act ever booked at the city-owned SOEC and the most expensive — the city won’t release

exactly how much they are paying her to perform, but upwards of $200,000 would not be an unreasonable estimation considering she charges half as much to sit in the audience at fashion shows. The hefty fee has created financial risk to the city if the concert does not sell well. On the other hand, a successful showing will not only make money, but also help attract more big acts to the SOEC.


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he guarantee wasn’t nearly as high stake as Mark Messier’s against the New Jersey Devils in 1994. However, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo came within three minutes of making himself look foolish. Prior to Portugal’s match against North Korea in the World Cup Monday morning (4 a.m. wake up time for the dedicated fan), Ronaldo guaranteed he would score in the game as he was still searching for his first international goal in nearly two years. With the score 6-0, Liedson created a turnover and Ronaldo chased the ball. With the goalkeeper challenging, Ronaldo chipped the ball off the goalkeeper into the air after which it shortly rested on his neck and fell to a position for him to kick it into the open net. There was definitely some luck on the play but his skill showed as he managed to finish it off. When the fever of the Stanley Cup ended, it was quickly replaced by the World Cup. However, there

are people not getting caught up in the craze as it’s just not entertaining enough for them. I’m not one of them. I woke up at 4 a.m. to watch Portugal’s dismantling of North Korea. Yes, I know the North Koreans aren’t exactly powerhouses but I still couldn’t believe my eyes as the scoreboard hit seven goals. Seven goals! After a disappointing game against the Ivory Coast (0-0 final), my faith in what Portugal can do has been restored. As I watched Portugal rack up the goals, I cheered loudly without actually making a sound. I didn’t want to wake up my roommate. While soccer can be tough to watch because of its usual low scoring, I have enjoyed most of the games. What has really shocked me is the quality of the officiating. However, I’m going to refrain from commenting on their idiotic calls or the vuvuzela. What’s making this tournament one of the most interesting World Cups are the top countries, which won’t


advance to the round of 16. France, which won in 1998 and was a runner up in 2006, has already been knocked out, while defending champs Italy were kicked out by the Slovaks Thursday morning following a 3-2 loss. The Slovaks led 2-0 then 3-1 to send the Italians crying off the pitch. Italian coach Marcello Lippi, stormed off to the dressing room not bothering to shake hands with Slovakia’s coach. The Italians will now have to wait until 2014 to tie Brazil for the most World Cup titles (five). Coming back to Portugal’s team and something worth noting which will make Portuguese fans happy is that FIFA recognized the European country

as the most entertaining team during the 2006 tournament. After their second game against North Korea, perhaps they won’t lose that distinction. Their match against Brazil should attract many viewers on Friday. In the Penticton soccer world, four teams, the Penticton under-13 and -14 Pinnacles boys along with the under-16 and -17 girls squads will be looking to make some noise in Aldergrove and Richmond two weeks from now. If any of those four teams return with a championship banner, perhaps SOYSA will consider hanging the championship banners in the Adidas Sportsplex. It would be a nice touch to recognize the teams and start adding history to a facility that has been getting early credit for boosting soccer in the area. It will also start giving the facility some early history instead of just seeing sponsorship banners. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Last year, the under16 team coached by Ray Hintz won the B Cup

Hoop camp aims to teach kids the basics EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Get hooked on basketball. That’s what Dustin Hyde, organizer of the Penticton Lakeside Basketball Camp, would like to see happen to kids. The Pen High Lakers senior boys coach is holding his third camp at Holy Cross Elementary School from July 19 to 24. “This is a good opportunity as lots of

kids are bored in the summer,” said Hyde, who had 28 kids sign up last year. “We have competitive camps for older kids but nothing for younger than Grade 8. I have received lots of emails and calls (to have a camp like this). I’d love it to get bigger.” In the two years Hyde has held the camp, he has received positive feedback from parents and students. With the help of senior boys and girls

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players, Hyde will help kids in Grades 2 to 5 work on foundation skills three hours a day to become better players and reach a higher level. Hyde has 20 confirmed participants by email and would like to have 30 in total — 15 for two sections. The camp cost is $80 per player and they will receive a T-shirt.

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against the Whalley Bullets. That same season Hintz also led the under-21 Pinnacles women’s team to the Pacific Coast Soccer League’s reserve division playoff championship. In 2007, the under-17 Pinnacles returned from Comox with silver after losing to Bulkley Valley United 2-1. In 2006, the under-18 Pinnacles coached by Hintz won the B provincial tournament in Nelson when they defeated Kerrisdale (Vancouver) 4-0. The under-16 boys lost the championship game 3-2 against Victoria. Emanuel Sequeira is the sports editor for the Penticton Western News and hopes Portugal captures its first World Cup.

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Penticton’s Duncan Keith was a big winner in Las Vegas on Wednesday as he captured the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s best defenceman. The Penticton minor hockey product and former Panther, is the fourth Hawks defenceman to win the award and first since 1996 as reported on the Blackhawks website. The 26-year-old scored a career-high 14 goals and 69 points in 82 games while helping the Hawks win the Stanley Cup. He also helped Canada strike gold on Canadian soil during the Olympics. In talking to the media following his Norris Trophy win, Keith spoke highly of Mike Green and Drew Doughty. “I trained with Greener in the summer,” said Keith to NHL. com. “I’m back and forth there in Penticton. He’s always there. They had great years and to come out and be the guy who gets the award is kind of surreal a little bit. To think of the other defensemen who have won it and nominated and the other Blackhawk players who have won it, Chris Chelios, Pierre Pilote to name a couple, to be in that group is kind of unbelievable.”

Olympic coach to assist

On Tuesday, the Okanagan Hockey School announced that Canadian national women’s team coach Melody Davidson

will visit the school this summer from July 12 to 15. She will spend time with OHS players and coaches on and off the ice. While Davidson will spend time with both female and male hockey players, much of her focus will be on evaluating and speaking with the young players participating in the female midget prep camp, a new program run by Rebecca Russell along with five-time gold medalist Gina Kingsbury.

Lakers add coach

The Okanagan Hockey Academy announced that the Penticton Lakers in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has welcomed Tyler Kuntz as the new assistant coach to work with head coach Evan Marble. Kuntz played five seasons with the UBC Thunderbirds and also played professionally in Europe with Huegelsheim ESV and played in the CHL with the Oklahoma City Blazers and Wichita Thunder. Last season he was an assistant coach with the Coquitlam Express. “Tyler has played and coached at a level that we’d like to see our players get to,” said Marble “He understands what it takes to get to that next level.”

Twin Lakes Invitational

Ray Langille with Diane Duncan, Joe Sundi and Mac Conley won the Ladies Invitational tournament at Twin Lakes Golf on

Tuesday. The four some shot a 66 and were followed by John Crawson, Wally Reid, Gary Stephens and Helen Kopert’s net 67. In third was Reid Sutherland, Normand Boucher, Barrie Palmer and Sandra Wilson at 68. Closest to the pin winners were Gary Stephens, Dave Miles, Bob Wilson and Morris Kruger.

PGCC senior men

In senior men’s action at the Penticton Golf and Country Club, Paul Bourque, George Schmidt, Bob Jackson and Claire Morris took first place. They were followed by Clay Cederholm, Patrick Turner, Garry Brunner and Cliff Hovey. In third was Len Lund, Garay Wilson, Bill Slessor and Al Cartwright.

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The Penticton team of Don and Dorothy Sutherland, John Prier and Renate McLean won the rarely-played Interior Fours championship with Kamloops, winning the pairs and Vernon becoming the Novice/Colt champions.

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Business perking up at hospital STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Visiting Penticton Regional Hospital may soon be a little bit more of a pleasant experience, not only for the patients but those waiting for them or visiting. “What we’re doing right now is the medical foundation is working towards starting a coffee shop to be run by volunteers in the lobby of the hospital,” said Janice Perrino, executive director of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. “If you come to visit the emergency room and you’re sitting there for hours, there’s no place to get food except for the vending machines,” she said. The problem has been that the hospital cafeteria is only open for a short time in the morning and through the lunch hour, so there are no eating facilities for families and friends who visit patients after that period of time — staff as well. Patients get their food delivered but there are no staff food services. “The cafeteria is really nice, but it’s a bit of a walk away — it’s downstairs and down the corridor,” said Perrino. “It’s just hard for people to find, and then they’re open for such a short time … nobody is unhappy, they know they’re lacking the service.” Volunteers will come from the hospital auxiliary and existing hospital volunteers, but Perrino said they’re hoping to sign up a lot more — the shop will have one manager and all the rest of the workers will be volunteers. “They’ll be making specialty coffees and providing some snacks and sandwiches,” she said, adding that anyone interesting in volunteering can contact the foundation at 250-492-9027. “It’ll be fun, they’ll get to

A brand is only valuable when customers believe in it, and a Penticton business owner takes solace that her products are not only enjoyed by consumers but assist producers in developing countries. Fair Trade Brokers Ltd imports Oxfam Fair Trade products with the mission to spread the fair trade word to supermarkets and their buyers by importing the goods then distributing them to local retailers and across Canada via distributors. Owner Flavia AardenKilger explains that buying food products from small or medium-

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ELECTRICIAN RON WEITEN snakes a power cable through the walls of what will soon be a coffee shop in the lobby of Penticton Regional Hospital. Staffed by volunteers, money raised by the shop will benefit the South Okanagan Medical Foundation and its projects.

learn how to make these specialty coffees.” All of the funds will come back to the medical foundation for the purchase of medical equipment for the hospital, like the CT scanner which is now on order; Perrino said it will hopefully arrive and be installed in September. “Now they’re just going to through all the renovations and trying to get all that done. We’re very excited about it,” she said, adding that they are still fundraising for the CT scanner. “That’s for more equipment for the future and training for the physicians to

upgrade for the new CT scanner. We want to send as many out to get trained as we can.” Renovations are also ongoing for the coffee shop, which Perrino said should open in mid-August. “We’re knee-deep in renovations. They’re working on the inside — it’s at that disaster point, they’re going into the walls and they have to bring the plumbing and the electricity up,” she said. “We’ll get everything built … and have a new service to provide to everyone here and raise a little more money. It’s all good and we can sure use the extra funds.”

Fair trade broker brings new products to the city Western News Staff


sized producer co-operatives in developing countries and paying them a fair price enables consumers to raise the standard of living of thousands of families. “We can tackle unjust trade relations and make international trade more fair. Without fair trade, farmers often do not earn enough selling their cocoa, rice, tea, fruit products, sugar or coffee. They do not get what they deserve,” said Aarden-Kilger. “Via retailers we can make consumers aware of how easily they can contribute to erase poverty from the world map.” The business owner has worked in fair trade for about eight years. Five of those

were for a Dutch company as a buyer of handicraft products in developing countries and the rest of the time as their export manager. Aarden-Kilger is also a certified gemmologist and diamantair. This experience took her to India where she gave a few workshops on quality issues of jewelry that is bought from Indian and Tibetan refugee producers. Moving back to Canada she realized the market was right and her knowledge of fair trade was sufficient to introduce the unique products. A series of Oxfam Fair Trade products, including the premiere in Canada of fair trade and organic cola and sparkling tea,

are now available at all Nature’s Fare and Quality Green stores in the Okanagan and in the Lower Mainland. Other food categories include rice cakes, rice, quinoa, orange juice, hazelnut spread and many more. “Fair trade has a special place in the hearts of the employees of Nature’s Fare and Quality Greens. They are enthusiastic about having a range of fair trade products they can offer their customers a broader range of fair trade certified products and they in turn can help more producers,” said Aarden-Kilger. For more info visit www. or call 250-770-1177.

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ummertime traditionally is not a good time to talk to people in the Okanagan Valley about money. They have bigger concerns, specifically personal holiday time and dealing with the hordes of friends and family that descend on this part of the world at this time of year. However, today’s message must be dealt with before the property tax payment deadlines. Many property owners have found that significant increases in the value of their property, coupled with rising taxation rates, have caused havoc with their fixed retirement income. Financial advisors work hard at maintaining stable income streams for our clients, but programs JUDY POOLE are available that help on WOMEN AND MONEY the cost side too. Taxpayers who are beyond the age of 55 in British Columbia may apply through their municipality to defer payment of their property taxes. This provincial loan program charges an interest rate of prime minus two per cent or less. The deferred taxes must be paid in full, with interest, when the property is sold (other than a transfer to a surviving spouse), or when the agreement holders dies. For many taxpayers, this deferral amounts to a noticeable improvement in cash flow. The program is also available to disabled homeowners, and you should check with your local municipality or government agent’s office for full program details. For those of you that use the internet, the following link will provide additional information: http://

Judy Poole is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 34 years involved in the financial industry. You can reach her at judy.poole@ This article is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Raymond James Ltd. Raymond James does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites. Raymond James Ltd. is a member of the CIPF.


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Born August 14, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. Known to many as the “Carmi Avenue Chocolate Lady” passed away peacefully on June 22, 2010. Loved and missed by her husband Bert and daughters, Marianne (Bruce) Vernon, BC, Sue (Greg) Kelowna, BC, Andrea (Brent) Langley, BC, grandchildren Lindsey, Danielle, Graeme, Kris, Adrian and Kailee. Service at St. Ann Catholic Church Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 1:00pm.

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Journeyman Service Technician International Truck Dealership located in beautiful Northeastern BC is seeking a Journeyman Service Technician to join our established team of professionals. Successful candidate will be self motivated and computer literate and possess strong mechanical and diagnostic skills. Please fax or e-mail your resume to: Fax: 250-782-8142 E-mail: Closing date June 30, 2010 Only those in consideration will be contacted.

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Accounting Superintendent Harold Lloyd Harold, a long time resident of Penticton, passed away Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at the age of 82. Survived by his loving wife Joy, sons Dennis and Doug (Sherry) and daughter, Sue (Rusty) Blackwell. Harold’s pride and joy was always in his family and his grandchildren including Charlene, Julie (Jill), Shelly, Derek (Shayna), Chelsea (Dylan), Michelle, Nettie and the newest great-grandchild, Enver, as well as two sisters, Betty Nelson and Kay Dyck along with numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was born on May 9th, 1928 in Shaunavon, Sask. He came from a large family of ten including five sisters and two brothers. He moved to Lethbridge where he worked for Enerson Motor as a Master mechanic and this is where he met his loving wife Joy. They have since enjoyed 58 years and 10 months of happily married life. After their sons Dennis and Doug were born, they moved to Fernie, B.C. where Harold shared ownership of a service station with his brother-in-law Ike and brother Robert. Returning back to Lethbridge in 1955, Harold worked for Enerson Motors, Fairbanks Morse, then, became the Equipment Pool General Foreman for the City of Lethbridge. The majority of Harold’s business life was spent in partnership with his wife Joy as a very successful self-employed Emerald Direct distributor with the Amway Corporation. Harold was an active member in the community having been a 10 year Kiwanis member, a 27 year member of St. Saviour’s Church, a member of the Order of St. Luke, supporter and Honorary member of Quota Int. of Pent. and most recently was presented with his 50 year recognition pin from ACT/UCT. Harold’s family and friends knew they were the most important part of his life as he was always happiest with them, constantly smiling and teasing. His other interests included gardening, traveling, building things, service projects, playing cards and helping people. A Memorial Service was held on June 22, 2010 at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton BC, with The Reverend Michael Stuchbery and The Reverend Virginia Briant officiating. Inurnment in St. Saviour’s Columbarium, was followed by a Tea reception in the Parish Hall. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at: Arrangements entrusted to the care of: ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM 250-492-4202

Huckleberry Mines is an operational copper/molybdenum mine located approximately 130 south of Smithers and 86 southwest of Houston, in west central British Columbia. The mine is owned by Huckleberry Mines Ltd. and produces approximately 80,000 WMT of copper concentrate annually, while employing approximately 220 staff. The mine has been operating since 1997 and is currently aggressively performing various feasibility projects to extend its mine life. We are seeking a full time Accounting Superintendent who will report to the Mine General Manager and will supervise over 10 staff. This person will be the senior financial representative for the mine and is responsible for all accounting, purchasing, warehouse and inventory, payroll and budgeting functions. The Accounting Superintendent is an integral part of the mine’s management team that is tasked with efficiently and cost effectively operating the mine’s ongoing operations, as well as working towards a feasibility plan for mine life extension. The ideal candidate for this position will be a designated accountant, preferably with resource based experience, who has strong financial and managerial experience. The individual must work well both independently and in a team environment as well, must be capable of high level conceptual planning and financial modelling, while still be willing to perform regular daily accounting and bookkeeping functions. Huckleberry Mine is a remote mine where its employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. This position works a 4 x 3 schedule (4 days in, 3 days out). While at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Transportation is provided from Smithers and Houston. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package (including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan) commensurate with the candidate’s experience and the role of an Accounting Superintendent. Relocation assistance is available as required. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified candidates can submit their resumes in confidence to: Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email:



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ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 Bookkeeping services available, call Karen to discuss, (250)493-9315

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

PREMIUM GRANITE SALE. Granite counters starting at $2495. Great quality, Great price, Great service. Professonal removals & installation. WCB Insur’d, All Major Credit Cards. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-763-8303, 250-870-1577

Excavating & Drainage

ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/re-do, 30 years experience, 250-490-7573, 250497-6848 Certified & Guaranteed Drywall Services Texturing - Ceiling Repairs New & Small Reno’s Certified Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678 For all your Drywall needs, boarding, painting & taping. Small jobs, call 250-492-5750


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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping


Feed & Hay


Misc. for Sale

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

CZ 858’s, 19” bbl, non-restricted, in stock soon. Call Weber & Markin Gunshop, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel 250-762-7575 WEBER & MARKIN Gunshop & Gunsmiths, one of Okanagan’s competent gunshops, GLOCKs, SKS’s & ammo, clays, quality firearms buy & sell, repairs, bluing, customizing, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6

HD lace drapes 24x7 ft w/solid brass rod & accessories immc $250, 2 garage door openers $50/both 250-493-1875 heavy duty fold away treadmill machine with all read outs, pulse rate etc., $275, ladies 14” wheels (small bike), $65, mans large bike, $50, (250)492-2929 LARGE Bamboo stakes $10 a bundle 250-493-8839 Twin electric bed, works great. Mattress included. $750. $5000 value new. 250-4882019

Misc Services



The Handyman; Reno’s, landscaping, dump hauls, fences, we do anything, anytime, 250462-3472

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

Penguin Mfg. 250-493-5706

BELCAN Painting & Renos

Cut and finished to your front door



Landscaping Tree removal, cedar/shrub grooming. Painting and fence removal. Dons Service 250460-0801

Home Improvements

Please forward your resume to: 604-525-6830 (fax)

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Lawn & Garden Ready for Summer? Hedge Trimming, Shrub & Tree Trimming Service, Stump Grinding etc. free estimates, 250-4931083, we’ll eat the HST!

RES. IND. ELECTRIC 250-328-0528 COM.

Fencing WOOD FENCING supply and Install. Serving Summerland to Osoyoos. For your Free Quote call 250-488-5338

Lawn & Garden GARDENING shrubs & hedges trimmed, 778-476-4758 Lawn cutting and yard maintenance, once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079, DIH Enterprises NO TAXES, reasonable prices & great service! Lawn mowing, yard maintenance, hauling, odd jobs. Quality assured. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 24/7 @ 250-809-6762 Raincraft Yard Maintenance & Irrigation Mowing, trimming irrigation systems, hauling. Professional Service & Fully Insured. Penticton & area Call Raincraft today! 250-809-4880

Excavating & Drainage


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

GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250-488-0407 JMF CONSTRUCTION - New Home Construction & Renovations. Qualified, insured, licensed builder with 20yrs experience. Jeff 250-498-1682 Love to spray paint your ceilings, roll your walls, and/or finish your trim, also specializing in curb appeal, call Ed, 250488-0414, Summerland, references available. MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all flooring, drywall, painting, decks, finishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767,, references available. Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131 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

Landscaping Brian’s Window Washing now does lawn cutting, grounds keeping, garden maint, Veteran V.H.A. accounts welcome, res., comm., & strata, 250-492-1078 COMPLETE Landscaping Services. Underground Irrigation, Sod Installs, Allan Block Walls, Concrete Finishing, Decks and Fences. Serving Summerland to Osoyoos. For your Free quote call 250-4885338. Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL! 5ft - 10 for $189 Volume Discounts Free Delivery BUDGET NURSERIES Toll free 1-866-498-2189

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


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

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

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley 250-486-4533 “JUNK REMOVAL” CHEAP, OKANAGAN 250-462-3715

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

Sundecks VINYL DECKING. Very durable and low maintenance. Replace Old Vinyl or New Installs. Many colors and patterns to choose from. Serving Summerland to Osoyoos. Call 250-488-5338 for your Free Estimate

fax 250-493-9133

Tack/Supplies Used “Ryan” Western Roping Saddle, 15 1/2” seat with quarter horse tree. New value approx. $3,500. Asking $800.00 Call: 250-494-8617

Antiques / Vintage The Galleria Antiques & Collectable’s, 8143 Main St. Osoyoos, next to Japaneseats. Weaving loom, rug hook loom, quilt stretcher, Flow blue, Carnival Glassware, Sporting. Tues-Sat 11-4


Tree Services

SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. Washer/Dryer set starting at $399 Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50” $699

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 can’t, call for free estimate, Tree Trimming, Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250493-1083, we’ll eat the HST!

Window Cleaning $59 single storey, cleaned inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956 DIRTY WINDOWS ? Call 250-809-1851 Brighten Your Outlook

Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-462-3472

Window Washing, sills washed, gutters cleaned, Veteran V.H.A. accounts welcome, Brian’s Window Washing, 250-492-1078

Home Improvements

Home Improvements


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All outside projects - Decks, Fences, Patios, Pergolas, Gazebos, and all your inside remodels - Painting, Tile, Plumbing & Electrical!


Pets AUSTRALIAN Shephard/ Border Collie pups. Red Merle, Blue Merle & Tri-Colored. $500. 250-769-6795 CKC reg. w/ped. American Cocker Spaniel pups, $600. (250)549-7138 CKC Reg yellow & black Lab pups, 1st shots, 3-male, ready now, $800. 250-308-8138 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.

AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on

Terry 250-486-0584

VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC




Shavings Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132

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


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


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

popular BRAND NAMES because of slight scratch and dent.

CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS #104 2100 Dartmouth Rd, Pent, 250-490-0554 1-877390-0554

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Kenmore portable dishwasher, looks and runs like new $250 250-404-0237 L-Shaped kitchen cabinets w/counter & island + Jennair stove incl, good shape $2000obo 250-494-8346 USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220

Food Products Farm raised, grain fed side of beef, 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494

Free Items LG elderly “Coldpoint” frostless freezer, clean, runs well. Free come & see, must be able to take away 250-4925350 silver canopy to fit short box GMC or Chev pickup, came off a 1997 Sierra Extended cab, was color matched to the truck, call (250)494-0346

Furniture 4pce bdrm set, incl. single bed, dresser, headboard, bookshelf & desk, $200, Eliptical, $50, (250)492-0102 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 King Brass bed, incl. mattress boxspring, king foam top + sheet cover $1000 492-9619 LG 1940 style Chesterfield + his & her chairs, very good cond $500 obo, free older chest freezer 250-492-0358 Moving. Kitchen table set $200, T.V/stereo stand $45, Juiceman juicer $80, Pro Shiatsu massager $45, Dinning room set $1600, 2 table lamps $55, 4 pc Carson luggage $200, Galbranson organ best offer 250-493-0677 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 A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2400! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. Case 1835B Skidsteer diesel, $8500. 250-549-0441. John Deere 590-120 excavators FOR RENT, minimum 50 hrs. Case 580K backhoe, 2 wheel dr, 4 in 1,ext., hoe. $18,500. 250-547-8993.

Medical Supplies 19” Air Go transport chair, max. 300lbs, $150, Lazy Boy luxury lift recliner, like new, $800, (250)493-5496 Victory Pride Mobility scooter, 4 wheels, deluxe seat, front and back baskets, 300lb rating, very good condition, $1000, (250)496-5435

Building Supplies

Misc. for Sale

DECK RAILING, 80’ of aluminum white pickets. 2 years old. Bought at Rona. 250-3094131 Steel Buildings. Discounted Priced to Sell. 24x30-120x250 Will Deal Source# 18X 888-898-3091

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

Farm Equipment


855 MF Baler; #10 MF Baler; 4’ PTD Howard rotortiller; 500 gal fuel tank & Att.; 8’ X 16’ “H” steel 3/8x4x4 cattle guard; 1 ton Cap. Livestock grain feeder; 3 tons/hr grain roller PTO; Grain Aieger & Conveyor; 16’ seed drill-grain, hayseed, fertilizer; 1 ton fertilizer & spreader; 10’ roller packer; 440 John Deere Crawler; Bale elevator; Hay forks; Welder & Acetylene torches; 14’ double desks. Call 1 (250)992-2294 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Summer Blowout Demo’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

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! I want to build a garage. Will you help me? I am looking for donated building materials such as 4’x8’ sheets of plywood, osb, 2’x4’ & 2’x6’ 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

Musical Instruments Amanda Bentley’s Music Biz Boot Camp for girls! Contact Skaha Sound, 250-492-4710 Register now for Summer Guitar, Bass & Vocal Lessons. Skaha Sound, 250-492-4710

Sporting Goods ELECTRIC pedal boat, never used, cost $1400, asking $1000, 3-wheel 20spd bike, $1100obo, (250)493-2829 SEADOO 3 person towable ski tube, great shape $150obo 250-492-6674

Tools 1-Rockwell Beaver table saw 10” blade, 1 HP motor all steal $170 250-493-5373

Garage Sales 1351 EDGEWOOD Drive Penticton Yard Sale. Saturday June 26. 8am. 1377 Brockie Pl. Ok Falls, 2 family sale, lots of misc, kids items, furniture, collectibles, etc. Sat. June 26, 8am-1pm 162 Ash Pl. Saturday, June 26, 9am 3 Day Moving Sale, June 25, 4-7pm, June 26 & 27, 1-6pm, All items are in excellent condition & very reasonably prices, 2 seat brown leather sofa, 1 hide-bed, washer & dryer, bar fridge, drafting table with lamp and chair, white office desk, patio table & 4 chairs, dbl bed and mattress, clothes cabinets, Entertainment cabinet, BBQ with tank, small car utility trailer, assorted ladders, gas lawnmower, large asortment of wood working tools, table saw, electric sawdust collector, clamps, drills, saw blades, hundreds of hand tools, special tools cabinet, too many items to mention, real bargains, cash and carry only, no early birds, look for the balloons, 3239 Juniper Rd. Naramata 719 Wiltse Blvd, baby crib, change table, kids stuff, Sat. June 26, 7:30am-12:30pm 8am-4pm, Saturday June 26th, backyard (lane access) 1179 Queens St 9-4 Saturday June 26th, household items, tools & misc. 1965 Sandstone Drive Antique items, some furniture, garden tools, electric scooter, much more, Sat June 26th 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back Estate Yard Sale, 928 Evans Ave. Trout Creek, Sat. June 26, 8am GIANT sale, 973 Kilwinning St, Sat, June 26th 8am-1pm. Something for everyone



Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

RV Sites

Estate Sale, also property, June 26 & 27, 7am-5pm, 3002-25th St. (East Bench) from Main, turn right by Fernandez Fruit Stand, (62nd Ave) follow signs, please use side entrance. Jewelry, furniture, household items, Sat. June 26, 9am-1pm, 1820 Atkinson St. Moving sale. Household goods Sat, June 26th 9am-2pm. 110 Christie Mountain Lane, Heritage Hills, Ok Falls MOVING sale, June 26 & 27 9am-? books, movies, collectibles, tools, furniture & appliances. 1601 Westbench Dr Moving Sale, Sat. June 26, 8am-2pm, “Husula Highlands,” 3413 Forsyth Dr. Penticton MULTI family, 2243 Baskin St Frid 25th 9am-5pm & Sat 26th 8am-? Kids playhouses, pine bed, baby clothes & equipment, Thomas train, toys, etc. Weather permitting MULTI family Sat 8am-noon, couches, electronics, pasta maker. No early birds. 760 Duncan Ave E multi family yard sale, June 26 & 27, 9am-4pm, Valleyview Estates, 1840 Oliver Ranch Rd. OK Falls Ok Falls, 1313 Willow St. Across from Tickleberry’s, Sat. June 26, Sun. June 27, 8am2pm, TOOLS PLUS, 10” radial saw, band saw, drill press, scroll saw, wood chipper, plus lots more, portable power chair, fishing gear, jewelry display stands, lawn chairs, many misc. items. Sat. June 26, 8am-2pm, 1700 Atkinson St. (driveway on Industrial), Penticton, furniture, baby clothes/equipment, household Sat. June 26, corner of Duncan and King St., german custom made motorcycle leathers, $200 firm, single bed with linen, antiques, collectibles, electric scooter, canning jars, kids clothes, toys, lots more Sat June 26th, 8-12noon. 400 Bennett Ave. Books, videos, computer games & furniture Sat June 26th 8am-1pm. Construction materials, tools incl drywall ceiling hoist, commercial airless paint compressor, garden tools, new downspout elbows, int slab doors, built in range top, patio set, window a/c, electric stove, kitchen cabinets and tons of other items. 2491 McKenzie Sunday June 27, 7am, 102B 1103 Quinpool Rd. Summerland Welcome to my garden, open to view, day lilies and mixed borders, June 26 & July 10, 10am, 11155-352nd Ave. Oliver

BEAUTIFUL 3bdrm house, all appliances, borders on quiet park/river $369,000. 3bdrm townhouse, all appliances $259,000. In Keremeos call 250-497-7172

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

Acreage for Sale 13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, financing considered. 250-269-7492

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

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRMS, 2bath, 928sq.ft 6-appl, 2 u/g prkg $227,000. 250-770-1325 Penticton AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! LOOKING to sell a one room condo unit on Mara Lake, Sicamous BC. Would be interested in selling unit or taking on a partner. Includes private boat slip, use of pool & hot tub. Call Ernie 250-833-7803

Duplex/4 Plex Full duplex, Penticton, each unit is 3bdrm, 1200sqft, has been great rental property for many years, priced to sell, $379,000, (250)490-8888

For Sale By Owner $20,000 below appraisal, TucEl-Nuit Oliver. 2bdrm rancher, fully reno’d, 1/4 acre lot. Large rooms, close to lake/school/golf. New roof/siding & 200amp electrical, attached carport/shop, large attic, $272,900 250-488-8035

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/ Lot 126 x 126, house 2688sq.ft, w/basement finished, 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 PENTICTON 55+ One storey townhouse. 2bdrm 1 bath. Private covered patio. Carport w/storage. 107 - 1426 Penticton Ave. $245,000 Contact (250) 462 8716. Renovated 3bdrm townhouse, $189,900, lease to purchase #129-3004 S.Main, immediate possession (250)493-9229, cell 250-462-4133

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 $429,000 3bdrm, 3bath, 2650sq.ft 16yr old home in 55+ gated community. Strata $240/yr, Double car garage, new furnace/hotwater tank /laminate, Daylight walk-out basement. No realtors, by appointment only 250-490-9107 WANTED newer rancher in Wiltse or upper Pineview area call 250-488-3030

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

Mobile Homes & Parks 1968 Boise Mobile Home at Pines Mobile Home Park, #115-98 Okanagan Ave. E., Penticton, must be moved, 250-491-1033, North Central Bailiffs 1970 Parkwood Model 12X60 with 10x40 addition, Features; Carport, Central Air, New Furnace, New Fidget “Bath Fitter Tub” Range, Washer & Dryer. Immediate possession, Adult park, N/P, #15 -1600 43Ave. Vernon. Phone 250-542-0437

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm apts, over 45 bldg, must have references, $750$850. 250-487-1136 1BDRM apt 45+, $650+. 2bdrm basement suite $1000 incl. 3bdrm duplex $1200+. 9bdrm house all or part. 250490-8888 1BDRM & den executive, 1 block from Ok Lake & Park $1050 Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 1bdrm, newly renovated, close to schools, park, transit, $700, Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 2bdrm 2nd floor, DT Penticton, ns, np, incl. w/d/f/s, mature tenant, ref’s req. $890/mo. Vito @ 604-291-1059 2BDRM apt, central location, 2fl s.e corner, new laminate fl, storage, n/p. Avail immed. $800(250)490-3543 (250)4888079 $800 2 BED. Must be 55+ NP/ NS. Great views. Quiet, Central. Incl parking, elevator. W/D. Newly reno’d. Bright. Secured. Avail. Immed. Call Peter 250-498-3458 BACHELOR suite $650/mo incl util, DT corner of Martin & Orchard, Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 ONE BEDROOM condo close to Okanagan lake, n/p, n/s ref’s required. $700.00 per month plus utilities. phone 250-490-8881 spacious 2bdrm, freshly painted, across from Skaha Beach, avail. immed., $900/mo. (250)492-6718,

Commercial/ Industrial 1200sq.ft Commercial Way, Penticton Industrial area. 3 phase power, $6.50 per sq.ft + triple net 250-809-0728 or 250-492-8324

Saturday, June 26th, 11am2pm. 2+1 bdrms, beautifully remodeled bungalow $347,000. 1468 Manitoba St, Penticton. Ph 250-487-7529 View @ #1372

1300-2800sqft warehouse/office, complete with fenced compound, centrally located, Penticton industrial area, (250)490-9016 2200SQ/FT Warehouse for rent. Located on Martin/Estabrook in Penticton, BC. Price negotiable. Phone 250-4938899 or email 476 Rene Ave. suite 101, 3 offices, each with front reception, $885 (water incl.), suite 102, 2bdrm+ office, $985+ heat, 778-476-1968, 604-8700576 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

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

Figueiras MHP, dbl wide 880sq.ft w/176sq.ft “sunroom”, 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

Open Houses


2 bdrm on Sydney St., f, s, coin-op laundry, balcony, extra storage. Avail. July 1 (A334-2) $1300 2 bdrm, 1 bath at Skaha Breeze, 7 appl., sec’d parking. Common rooftop patio. Avail. mid-July (A414) $1500 4th flr, south facing, large 2 bdrm +den, 6 appl., sec’d parking, large deck. Avail. July 1

HOUSE: $950

Lrg. 2 bdrm +den grd flr, near Pen-Hi, H.W. flrs., 1 bath. Avail. Now (H710-2) $1200 3 bdrm duplex, near community centre, 5 appl, low main. yard, lease req’d. Avail. Now (H715) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Commercial/ Industrial

Shared Accommodation

Penticton Industrial area, 2820sqft building, offices and raised dock warehouse, fenced compound, prime location, on busy street, 250-4909016

Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $500, everything incl., 250-492-2543

Cottages / Cabins

1bdrm suite, w/d/f/s, util. incl. (wireless internet, cable), Wiltse area, $800, avail. July 15, N/S, N/P (250)486-2032

Auto Financing

2004 MUSTANG Coupe 3.9L V6 Auto. All the options. 2 sets of tires. Only 43k KM. Beautiful car. $13000 497-5263 2004 VW Passat Wagon, 5spd, great cond/drive/gas mileage, roof rack, grey ext & black cloth int, 125,000kms, $9950. 250-558-5045 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

ROOMMATE wanted $450/mo util included, newly remodeled, n/p, n/s. 250-462-2155

Suites, Lower 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, 563 Burns St. Call 250-4922070 Summerland, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $750+ util., (250)494-9331

Oliver, 3bdrm trailer, $700/mo., ref. req., avail. Aug 1st, (250)864-4528

1983 Honda V65 Magna, $2000. 250-558-1644. 1995 Dutch Star 34’ MH, GMC 454, 35,000miles, Large slide, Onan gen, awning, roof & dash air, backup camera, 2TV’s, sleeps 6, great cond. $29,000 obo. 250-260-1941, 250-308-9523. 2007 YAMAHA R1. Low Kms. Red and flat black. Beautiful, fast Bike! $8950 obo call 250488-5334

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1935 Ford P/U, customized V6 auto, 4x4, ac, power everything, $18,500. 250-558-1644 1958 Morris Minor, restored, runs well, looks great, spent $6000, will take $4000, (250)499-7830 Keremeos 1965 Mustang Convertible, complete body restoration, excellent power train. Appraised over $30,000. Asking $22,900. 250-549-8447. 1966 Ford Mustang, power steering, collector plates, California car, good shape, $12,500 obo. (250)549-4495


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1973 BOLER travel trailer 13ft, $3500 250-498-6801 1985 WILDERNESS travel trailer 31ft long sleeps 9 people 1double bed, and 3 bunks at rear of the trailer, new floor, new paint, clean. 3500 kg no leaks. it has air but no furnace. 3400 obo parked in Osoyoos. 778-552-5841 or 604-8558703 1988 TRAVELAIRE 22.5 shows very nice with lots of upgrades $6450 OBO call for details 250-492-5934 1994 Dodge Road Trek B350 Motorhome, 97,000kms, $27,000, 250-497-1113 1999 24ft Kodiak 5th wheel execellent shape, to view call 250-493-5373 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 2001 29-34ft Titanium 5th wheel, new tires, 6v batteries, winter pkg, a/c, day/night shades, f/p, tv/vcr/stereo, pull out couch, qu bed, 10g gas/elec hot water, awning $19,800 250-496-5663 2001 Monoco Diplomat 38ft

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

2002 Legacy 5th Wheel, 292, slide, newer tires & batteries. $15,900. 250-309-0400 2004 Arctic Fox 5th wheel, 26.5’, 12’ slide, rear picture window, 4 seasons pkg. pristine cond. easy towing, $24,500. (250)550-3221 2006 34’ Travel Trailer keystone copper canyon, 12’ super slide, entertain. centre exc. cond. $17,400. 250-938-4149


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2003 Chev Trail Blazer, 154kms, well maint, must sell $7900 250-276-4207

1993 Sea Ray 220 overnighter w/350 Magnum Merc Cruiser, tandem axle w/Shorelander trailer, 235hrs, private sale $19,500 days 250-493-6791 eve 250-493-7742 2006 Lund Fisherman - 18.5’. 150 HP Mercury Verado with trolling pkg. Full canvass. EZ loader trailer. $29,900. Mike 250-215-2486. 25’ Maxum Sunbridge, sleeps 4, full galley, 5.7l Mercury, EZ Loader trailer, ex. cond. $23,500. ALSO 14’6” run about boat & trailer, 70hp Evinrude $2500. obo Salmon Arm, BC (1-250)832-4206

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Trucks & Vans 1999 Dodge Dakota, ext cab, 5spd, only 155,000 kms, ex cond. $5,450. 778-475-5651. 2000 Honda Odyssey van ,1 owner, 200,000kms, well maintained, $4900obo, 250493-5593 2004 Chev 2500 HD 4x4, extcab, L/B, 178K, loaded, very good cond $10,500 306-3787

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Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Toyota Rav 4, 5spd, grey, good cond. 134,000kms, $8500 obo. 250-549-1362, 250-309-1857. 2002 Chevy Suburban Z71 w/tow package, a/c, leather & movie player $11,900. obo. 250-542-5032. 2002 Dodge Durango 4x4, 4.7 auto, loaded, very good cond, $4900 (250)308-2225 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4WD, 144,000k, one owner, $8900. 250-545-1171

2005 Ford F150 super crew XLT, 4x4, new tires, headlights, brakes, fluids, $10,200. 250-307-4379 2005 GMC Canyon 4dr, auto, 2900K, top of the line, “loaded” cruise, tilt, tinted, etc. added extras, matching canopy, chrome wheel well trim, running boards, view at 1820 Quebec St. or call to view, (250)493-9334, new $30,900, sell $16,500? 2008 Ford F350 Harley Davidson, Super Duty, 1ton, diesel, sunroof, 49,000k, $49,800. (250)542-9586

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Boats 11’ Inflatable C/w 5 gal bow fuel tank, storage bag, oars, pump, repair kit, instr.manual. $1400. 250-260-3183.

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A DRIVE WITH DAD — Aidan Meadow, 3, is all smiles as he and dad Craig round a corner ahead of Genevieve Tremblay on the track at Okanagan Amusements Family Fun Park Tuesday during the 22nd annual Summer Social. Activities, food and refreshments were free during the event which was a kick off to the summer season.

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Police are saying it’s lucky no one was injured in a bizarre incident on Main Street in Osoyoos on Wednesday A large truck wheel and tire catapulted off a gravel truck as it turned west on Main Street over the busy noon hour. “Store employees and customers stood (with) jaws dropped as the tire barrelled past all present and crashed up against a wall” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. At 12:30 p.m. police received

a call from Elvis Fine Jewelers, located downtown, reporting that a large truck tire and rim came off the gravel truck as it turned and came rolling into their store, almost striking one of the customers. It is estimated the truck tire and rim weigh over 100 pounds. Neighbouring Oliver and Keremeos RCMP detachments were asked to keep an eye out for the vehicle, however, area police were not successful in locating or identifying the vehicle and operator. “It is believed that the driver continued on without realizing

that this incident had occurred. Witnesses were unable to gather information to identify the driver, truck or company. Police are seeking assistance from the public to help identify the owner of the truck involved. It was very fortunate that there were no injuries in this incident ... a full-size gravel truck rim and tire could do a lot of damage at the velocity that it was travelling at,” added Moskaluk. Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Oliver (250-498-3422) or Osoyoos (250495-7236) RCMP detachment.

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