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SHINING TIGERS

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Rihanna sets the stage for future shows at the South Okanagan Events Centre

A strong season for the Tigers resulted in five midget players becoming all-stars

Penticton plays host to the cast of Sesame Street, with three live shows at the SOEC

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Union vents frustration over layoffs More than 100 turn out for town hall meeting on community centre staffing BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

According to research sponsored by the White House Office of Consumer Affairs, for every one complaint from a given constituent, there are likely to be 26 others who silently feel the same way. Currently, there is no research on whether the number should be increased when those voicing their concerns must leave the opulent warmth of a Penticton summer evening to do so, but the theoretical equation was likely on the minds of CUPE union leaders as they watched over 111 people file into the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Wednesday for their town hall meeting. The meeting was organized by CUPE 608 local president Patti Finch who represents City of Penticton workers. Finch said that the union is concerned for the future employment of the Penticton Community Centre workers who were laid off earlier this year when the building closed for renovations because, thus far, the city has not made any formal commitment to extend those workers’ seniority so that they know they can have their jobs back when the centre reopens next year. Furthermore, Finch said that the union is also worried that city council is going to privatize the centre, a concern that has gained momentum throughout the community because council has not committed to continuing public operation at the centre. The keynote speakers at the meeting were CUPE BC president Barry

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MAYOR DAN ASHTON takes notes as Brigid Kemp speaks at a town hall meeting Wednesday evening. The meeting was organized by CUPE to discuss the closure for renovations of the Penticton Community Centre, the job prospects of its employees when it reopens and the potential that it will be privatized.

O’Neill, who spoke about the local economic advantages of not privatizing public facilities; community activist Tina Martin, who earlier this year

presented a petition to council urging them to maintain staff, services and programs at the centre without privatizing it; and former NDP deputy min-

ister CUPE researcher Blair Redlin, who spoke about other privatized community facilities elsewhere that ended up costing more to operate. But perhaps the most passionate speeches came from the many pool employees, volunteers and customers who chose to speak during the openmic portion of the meeting, most of whom shared personal antidotes and arguments regarding why they believe the centre should both retain its prerenovation staff and remain public. Throughout the evening much of the focus was either directed towards the main speakers or towards the third or fourth row of seats where councillors John Vassilaki, Judy Sentes and Gary Litke, along with Mayor Dan Ashton sat listening intently, the mayor taking notes. Both Ashton and Litke spoke, responding to questions and comments from the crowd. “I have heard that loud and clear and I have heard that all along,” said Ashton after the meeting, responding to concerns surrounding privatization. “Have you heard us talking about privatization at the City of Penticton? All we want to do is get the pool built on time and on budget. Our concentration is there.” During the meeting Ashton read out a portion of an email from city CAO Dennis Back stating that the city would like to discuss with CUPE extending pool workers’ seniority to cover them until the reopening of the pool — an action that Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code allows without having to be involved in bargaining. “Right now we have an opportunity to sit down and discuss (it),” said Ashton. “There will probably be concessions on both sides but to sit down takes two people. And the city of Penticton would appreciate the opportunity to sit down sooner rather

than later.” However, Ashton’s assertion that the city would like to begin precollective bargaining discussions as soon as possible, seemed to conflict with Finch’s assertion that the union has been asking to do the same since the centre shut down. After the meeting, following a quick discussion with Finch, Litke, a former negotiator for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, said that the conflict seemed to be a result of miscommunication. “What is broken is just a simple clause in the CUPE collective agreement that says that you lose seniority after 12 months. There is a whole history of why that is in there, but that is what has caused the problem. Because when the pool closes for more than 12 months, bingo all these folks lose their seniority. If not for that clause being in the collective agreement, we would not be here tonight,” said Litke. “There apparently is a will on both sides and I think what might have happened tonight is that that will was communicated across some kind of communication gap that has been out there for the past weeks. Because there is a desire on our side to settle this thing and there is an obvious desire on their side to settle it too.” Finch said Thursday that she was pleased with the way the meeting went. “I think it was fantastic,” she said. “I was really pleased with the turnout. I was really pleased that the mayor and some members of council were there. I think that they got the message loud and clear. I really appreciate them being there and it is important that they listen to people. And I was really happy when Mr. Ashton read out the email from the CAO that they will meet with us prior to bargaining to discuss this issue.”


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Concert brings smiles to faces of adopted kids KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

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RIHANNA PERFORMS at the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday night. The Grammy Award-winning singer has seen six of her singles reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, the most for a female artist in the 21st century.

City takes stock of SOEC’s future BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Coun. Mike Pearce is certainly no popular music critic but he knows what young people enjoying “an excellent concert” looks like. Noting that he probably had the greyest head of any of the thousands of fans who piled into the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday night to watch pop superstar Rihanna perform, Pearce, who was with his kids, was impressed with both the Barbadian singer as a “worldclass entertainer” and her “Vegas-type” stage production. He also noticed how well she was received. “I have been to ZZ Top, Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire, and the people at Rihanna’s show were far more consistently ecstatic throughout the concert,” reported Pearce. “There was a lot of youth there, a lot of young girls with smiles. They were all well behaved and all just so excited to see that caliber of entertainment here in Penticton.” Pearce, who chairs the city committee charged with overseeing management of the four Global Spectrum-run facilities including the SOEC, knows how important the success of Rihanna’s concert will prove if the city is to continue booking big acts at the arena. Rihanna is the biggest act to play the SOEC and the most expensive — the city won’t release exactly how much they paid her to perform, but upwards of $200,000 would not be an unreasonable estimate considering she charges half as much to sit in the audience at fashion shows. The hefty fee created financial risk to the city if the concert lost money. On the other hand, if it was a success, the show will not only make money for the city but also help attract more big-name acts to the SOEC.

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A CROWD of close to 4,000 show their appreciation for Monday’s concert by Rihanna.

Pearce said that the final attendance and concession-sale numbers from the concert are not in yet, although he eyeballed the attendance to be in the 3,500 to 3,800 range. “I don’t want to jump to a conclusion one way or another,” said Pearce. “Naturally, I would like to tell you that we sold out the place and made the biggest profit possible for the taxpayer, however, we didn’t sell out the place but I don’t know if we slid into (losing money). “If we didn’t meet the mark, we need to find out why didn’t we meet the mark and what do we need to do differently ... But you can’t measure a concert like this just on the bottom line if we didn’t sell enough tickets to make it. Now, if it’s a drastic loss, I think we have to reassess whether we are going to backstop more shows with taxpayers money or not. But I want

to wait till the figures come in and analyze them out for myself with the others (from the steering committee).” Pearce said that even if the concert lost a little money, before declaring the endeavor a failure — thus restricting the potential for future bookings at the SOEC — the city would also have to take into account other benefits, economic and otherwise, that the Rihanna concert brought to the city. “The hotel owners, motel owners and restaurant owners, several of whom I have talked to, their places were full,” he said. “So, there are some extrinsic benefits to the community of a significant nature by attracting all this activity and by providing some entertainment to some of the visitors that we already have here in town that are here on their annual holiday time.”

Jennifer Nickel knew it would be a long shot to get mega-star Rihanna’s attention, but one worth taking. On Monday afternoon, the call came from Rihanna’s people that the songstress would be donating 225 floor seats to her concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre for a group of families bonded together by their adopted children. “Some of the kids were crying they were so happy. It was a shot in the dark to get these tickets. This was a huge gift and an experience of a lifetime for all of us,” said Nickel after the concert on Monday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. For the past six years a group of about 300 attend the Harambee Summer Festival in Naramata. Harambee, which means unity, is a way for families who have adoptive children with African heritage to come together and provide support for one another. Nickel said on her blog that the week-long camp means so much to the families. They are surrounded by people who “get being black in a majority white country, get being adopted, get being adopted trans racially and internationally, get multi-racial families and get special needs.” In May, when the determined parent found out Rihanna, with opening act Ke$ha, would be holding a concert in Penticton, she crossed her fingers that someone would come through and help them get the children there. “Rihanna is someone that many Harambee kids see themselves reflected in,” wrote Nickel on her blog. “A beautiful, black young woman with amazing talent, even if her history is somewhat complicated. Just like our kids.” With tickets starting at $95, she knew attendance for the vast majority of the kids coming to the Harambee Camp, and their families, wouldn’t be an option. Nickel put out a plea on her blog to other parents to reach out to anyone they knew to see if they could make the chance to meet Rihanna, attend a rehearsal or even get into the concert a reality. “I received an email from an adoptive parent who works at MTV USA and they gave me the email of Rihanna’s producer. I emailed and never heard back,” Nickel told the Western News surrounded by smiling kids after the Rihanna concert. “We kind of gave up on that hope, then on Monday afternoon we found out Rihanna had given us 225 tickets and floor seats at that. We gathered everyone around and made the announcement. There was lots of screaming and jumping.” One of the kids, Jeff Richardson who came to Harambee with his adoptive parents from Delta, was in awe of Rihanna after the concert. He said his favourite song of the night was Umbrella, in which Rihanna stood raised above the crowd on a platform as red ticker tape flew down from the ceiling. “It was really awesome,” said Richardson. “It was probably the best show I have ever been to. She is really beautiful.”

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Centre loses legal battle Court finds Pine Winds not in compliance with RDOS zoning bylaws KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

An Okanagan Falls couple said they do not regret the decisions they made even though they now have 90 days to comply with bylaws or see their business shut down. George Bullied and his wife Patricia Diewold Bullied operate Pine Winds Bed and Breakfast, a private addictions recovery centre. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen received complaints about the centre operating in a Small-Holdings 5 zone, and the centre was found to not fall within compliance of the zoning on Thursday in Penticton provincial court. The business owners were told by the RDOS to apply for an amendment or cease operations. Patricia said they applied, but knew the board was not going to grant them the amendment, so they chose to pull it. The couple believed there was a fair amount of opposition in the Pine Winds Place neighbourhood. “It could not have worked. They were going to close us down,” said George, when asked if he regretted that decision. Justice Alison Beames said not only will they have to fall into compliance, but they also will have to foot the bill for the RDOS’s court costs.

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Concert sets stage for SOEC’s future

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ou don’t have to be a fan of popular music — or scantily-clad celebrities for that matter — to give a cheer for this week’s Rihanna concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre. A crowd of close to 4,000 packed the events centre Monday night to enjoy a two-hour performance from one of the hottest names in modern music. And better yet for Penticton’s financially troubled arena, they paid up to $300 for the privilege. While there has been no indication of whether the concert actually turned a profit — the city seemingly content to keep taxpayers in the dark like Bic-wielding fans awaiting the show to begin — if the city didn’t at least come close to breaking even with a near-capacity crowd, something’s seriously amiss. And that in itself is a cause for celebration. While the SOEC has proven it can pack them in for country stars like Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire, or golden oldies like ZZ Top, the success of an act like Rihanna sets the stage for promising things to come. But there is a price to be paid. Penticton faces the same cost to book big-name acts as Vancouver, which has a far bigger population to draw on and can offer tickets at a fraction of the cost because of the size of venue. There’s no doubt it would be standing-room only if the SOEC’s detractors were ever to book the facility. But the fact is, the events centre is not going anywhere, no matter how much some would like to wish it away. And the best way to reduce the burden on the taxpayer is for the facility to be able to fill the seats. Make no mistake, the SOEC has put Penticton in the spotlight. There have been more than a few rumblings from our Okanagan neighbours about the quality of acts that the events centre has been able to bring in. And if Monday’s crowd for Rihanna is any indication, the best may yet be to come.

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Is there a doctor in the house?

any British Columbians rely on walk-in clinics and hospital emergency rooms for primary health care these days. This is because many British Columbians cannot find a family doctor, and most general practice doctors are not prepared to take on any new patients. B.C.’s Minister of Health, Kevin Falcon says he’s going to fix this sorry state of affairs by creating “health teams” for each British Columbian. Each “team” will presumably have an MD on the roster — technically speaking, we will all, at that point, have access to a GP. Put aside for moment this plan smacks of Obamaesque central planning for health care, and consider how your typical interaction with your health team will look. Given the government-inspired shortage of GPs that exists currently, and the structural disincentives for medical students to choose general practice, we should be skeptical of any government claims anyone will gain increased access to a GP. Even the most optimistic outcome, assuming most veteran GPs opt to remain in practice (under this plan, many are more likely to retire, or significantly reduce their hours) most of us will see a progression of nurse practitioners and health technicians long before we ever see a doctor. Falcon’s notion of “having a GP” is conceptual only.

MARK WALKER AT RANDOM

Under the Liberal health team plan, discussions about PAP smears and prostate concerns will take place with the team’s front office staff and traditional health support workers, not a doctor. That GPs are reluctant to take on new patients has more to do with the unintended consequences of socialized health care, than mean spiritedness of family doctors. Progressives like Falcon, who support socialized health care, gloss over the fact that doctors are in the “business” of delivering health care. People who choose to become doctors typically do so because, in addition to helping others, medicine has historically been a great way to provide financially for they and their families. The Ministry of Health has significantly reduced the financial incentive for GPs. Some time ago, the Ministry of Health chose to reduce the

number of family doctors by instituting a fee structure that rewards specialists disproportionately to the number of patients they see. This fee imbalance has the effect of punishing GPs for their lack of specialization. Doctors must take some of the blame for this imbalance, as they agreed to the flawed fee structure. The result is a predictable reduction in practicing GPs and very few med students even considering general practice as a livelihood. Falcon’s health team concept is typical of the BC Liberal party’s mismanagement of virtually every file they cover. Rather than addressing the shortage of GPs by providing incentives for doctors to continue to, or choose to, practice in B.C., Falcon and Campbell create a complex, expensive and ultimately ineffective government-run program that panders to a variety of health care unions, notably the nurses and HEU. If Falcon’s true objective is to provide access to GPs, he could have introduced a simple and effective fee structure that would provide incentives for existing GPs to take on more patients. This would allow GPs to run profitable health care delivery businesses and encourage doctors to stay in the business. It would also encourage doctors from other jurisdictions and med school students to set up practice in B.C. This alone

would increase, substantially, public access to general practitioners. In a truly effective health care system (where effectiveness is measured by outcomes, not tax dollars spent per capita), Falcon could allow for private supplemental health insurance that would allow those who choose to have access to private procedures, taking these individuals out of the public “queue”, encouraging more specialists and GPs and reducing the overall public share of the cost of health care. None of these initiatives will occur under this government, because the objective of Falcon’s new plan is not effective patient care. It is an attempt to assuage voters who are frustrated at a growing doctor shortage, and feed the insatiable appetite for tax dollars by public-sector health unions, buying health sector labour peace during the next election cycle. Keep in mind, this is a government in trouble on any number of fronts and the health team initiative is nothing more than an attempt to distract attention from the many other unpopular polices. If Falcon’s plan actually ever comes to reality, the vast majority of British Columbians will still be wondering if there really is a doctor in the house. Mark Walker is the publisher of the Penticton Western News.


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Group keeps up the ďŹ ght “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win.â€? – Gandhi As the first phase of the Fight HST campaign winds down — with 705,643 signatures now delivered to Elections BC — we offer the voters in the Boundary Similkameen and Penticton ridings our sincere thanks for their support. We must also thank the great teams of canvassers in both ridings for their unwavering determination to see the petition succeed. From Christina Lake to Hedley, and Osoyoos to Kaleden, and from Naramata to Peachland, we could not have succeeded in collecting the 12,005 signatures in Boundary Similkameen and 11,074 signatures in Penticton without a tremendous team effort. Our gratitude extends to former B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm for uniting the province and organizing such a powerful grassroots movement. His willingness to lead an ideological fight — when it would have been much easier to enjoy life as a private citizen — deserves our respect. Those who dismiss the petitioners as “tax whinersâ€? are clearly missing the point. The Citizen Initiative Petition to End the Harmonized Sales Tax was about more than opposition to a tax shift from business to consumers at the worst possible time. The HST petition was about holding politicians accountable to the voters.

Campout on track

It was my pleasure a month or so ago to be invited to the Kettle Valley Brakemen’s charities concert held at the museum. Myself and several other exKVR railroaders were asked to attend and be introduced. Yearly, many of us who were part of the history of the Kettle Valley have now departed. It is with this in mind that the annual campout in Brookmere, B.C. is planning on hosting the KV Brakeman on Aug. 15, right after our pancake breakfast. We meet every year at Brookmere for a get together of all “Rail�, ex-Brookmereites, Transmountain, and certainly relatives and friends of the railroad. A self-contained unit is needed, although we do have several outdoor type privies. Take Exit 256 on the Coquihalla, paved all the way to Brookmere. Arrive early and stay late. Friday, Aug. 13 is registration. Saturday is burger lunch and pot luck supper. Sunday is our famous pancake/bacon/sausage breakfast and of course the planned concert. If in doubt, call Ed at 250-4928748 or Fred at 250-492-8575.

This past Thursday we were thrilled to be a part of the annual Canada Day celebrations at Gyro

Paul McCavour and Julie Turner Fight HST Regional Organizers – Boundary Similkameen and Penticton

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Joy Lang says (Western News, July 2) that good government can’t be ensured by a person with titular power. That is the very reason our

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The majority of people we saw signing the petition expressed their frustration at the government’s unwillingness to hear them. British Columbians feel betrayed by a dictatorial government for moving ahead with a policy they were not given the mandate to implement. Even if we believe Premier Campbell’s line that they truly had no plans to introduce the HST before voters went to the polls in the last election, why would the government not take the HST to a referendum after the election? And if Campbell expects to sway public opinion in favour of the HST by using lines like businesses will “pass the savings on to consumers�, or the HST will stimulate the economy and create over 100,000 new jobs, he is also clearly underestimating (or insulting) the intelligence of British Columbians. As British Columbians, the Recall and Initiative Act is our only democratic tool to hold any government accountable to the electorate, and isn’t it sad that we actually had to go through this process in order to send the Liberals a message? Sadder still, if the government continues to ignore the people, it will force us to follow through with recalls on those MLAs who are not standing up for the citizens they were elected to represent.

Park. The somewhat cool weather brought thousands to the park early to eat, shop and play. It was great watching all the families, couples and friends checking out the public market and kiddie activities or staking territory in front of the bandshell to groove to a full day of solid local (yet global) entertainment. Even when the afternoon rains came, sending throngs of people scurrying to indoor locations, the dance floor was still full of dancing festival-goers determined to stay and celebrate the day. The skyline fireworks show at the end of a wonderful evening was beautiful — the best display we have ever seen in Penticton — and thousands of “oohs� and “ahhs� and cheers of appreciation could be heard from the huge crowds lining Lakeshore Drive and the edges of Okanagan Lake Park. To our community champions Laurel Burnham and David Prystay and all the volunteers and sponsors who supported the July 1 activities, we would like to offer our sincere thanks and congrats on offering Penticton residents and visitors a fantastic holiday.

Ed Bonthoux Penticton

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head of state has executive power in addition to a mere title. Lang also thinks that good government can be ensured through the electoral process. But that doesn’t work if the electoral process, per se, is at risk of being subverted. A head of state with executive power can help avoid this problem. To suggest that Canada, or any other country, should operate without a head of state is absurd.

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News City on route to extending length of bus transfers BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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TAYLOR LAUTNER, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson star in the Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the ongoing story.

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The good news for non-Twilight fans? At least this time, we get a little rough and tumble action. In Eclipse, the third round of the fangs ’n fur soap opera, an evil vampire (Bryce Dallas Howard) enlists a battalion of newborns — that is, newly converted creatures of the night — to squash Bella (Kristen Stewart), mortal girlfriend of good vampire, Edward (Robert Pattinson). In order to take on this mutant posse, Eddie has to stoop to asking arch rival Jacob (Taylor Lautner), a werewolf, for help. Va m p i r e s ? Werewolves? Fight? Okay, maybe this series is starting to get good. Or maybe not. The heart of Twilight Saga: Eclipse remains the dopey love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob. For her part, Bella wants Ed to make her a vampire so they can live eternally together but he’s holding out for marriage (A subtle shout

out for pro abstinence — bold and honourable stuff, though, as an old school horror buff, I’m still mildly offended by any film in which bloodsuckers sparkle in the sunlight. Sunlight is supposed to kill vampires, not make them pretty.) Meantime, Jake’s trying to make his move, telling Bella all the stuff she’ll miss by surrendering her humanity. (And really, would you want to drag your butt to high school forever, like Edward and his mates?) Long story short, this is still more romance than suspense, more goo than edge — passable acting, wonky visual effects and sloppy melodrama continue to bog things down. Yet, it still seems to work for the mammoth Twilight fan base, so what do I know? In fact, if you’re a Twilight fanatic and have made it this far into the review, you’re probably wondering why you’re at home, reading the newspaper, and

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not at Eclipse for, like, the 26th time and thinking this guy’s rambling on about something he knows nothing about. And I’ll readily admit, I don’t really get this stuff. I know this much though … keep the action coming and Twilight is all the more tolerable. After all, it’s nice for vampire fare to have a little bite. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give The Twilight Saga: Eclipse a two and a half. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton.

Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

Outdoor movies in local parks As the sun goes down, Interior Savings Credit Union, along with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, will be lighting up South Okanagan parks with a three-story high, inflatable movie screen. Similar to the classic drive-in experience, communities are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. There is no charge to attend, but donations to your local Boys and Girls Club are encouraged. “The Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Night is a unique event for our community that will help us raise funds,” said the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Craig Monley. On July 11, the screen will be showing Furry Vengeance in the upper field at Osoyoos Elementary before moving

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T. G . I . F. Entertainment

Art plays starring role

The Penticton Art Gallery is inviting everyone to come preview the works being offered for auction at their annual gala fundraiser Saturday. Now in its 33rd year, Starry Starry Night features hors d’oeuvres by Joy Road Catering, wine by the Naramata Bench wineries, live music by the Darylectones and a range

of artworks by well-known regional and national artists. In the event you can’t attend the auction gala, which gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, advance bids on any of the lots can be left at the reception desk. Tickets for the event are $55 for gallery members, $65 for non-members.

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in an overstock of trade-ins. “In the last three months our sales have increased at a tremendous rate”, Elmont said. “Now, we must reduce the number of cars and trucks on our used lot to a more manageable number. During this five dollar sale every used car and truck will be sold for hundreds or thousands below its original price.” Mr Elmont said. “In

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got over $4 Million Dollars in inventory to choose from. Our total inventory will be close to 250 new and used cars and trucks. We want to remind everyone that this is a one-day sale only. When our

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July 10 — The S.S. Sicamous rolls out their summer comedy show, John Gray’s country-flavoured musical, 18 Wheels. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. until Aug. 22. For reservations or info, call the S.S. Sicamous box office at 250-492-0405 or drop by the ship during business hours Tuesdays through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 10 — The Penticton Concert Band performs at the Gyro Park Bandshell as part of the Downtown Penticton Association summer entertainment lineup. Enjoy the summer breezes and music including two special guests: vocalist Liz Harris and Kyle Anderson on guitar. Visit www.pentictonconcertband.ca or call 250-8092087. July 14 — Soprano Jenavieve Moore is performing in recital with Roslyn Frantz on piano and Antonia Mahon on flute at 7:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. The concert features works by Mozart, Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Palomo. Admission by donation at the door. Call 250-493-7278 for more information.

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KIWANIS K-KIDS meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main. Open to all kids ages six to 13. For more information visit www.kiwanispenticton.com or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. STRESS AND RELAXATION every Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society, 696 Main St. Call 250487-7455 for free registration. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m., scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m. AL-ANON offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at various locations. Call 250-490-9272 for more information.

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SENIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. FITNESS FRIENDS IS every Monday at 10 a.m. in the hall at 502 Martin St. Everyone is welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has a special on chicken wings from 4 to 7 p.m., and free pool. All members and guests welcome. ANAVETS HAS LIVE entertainment by Buzz Byer starting at 5:30 p.m. There is also baron of beef, chicken wings or other food by Stu as well as beverage specials. Members and guests welcome. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has drop in fun darts at 7 pm. ANAVETS HAS ENTERTAINMENT by Buzz Byer 6 p.m.

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ship enquiries and class information in the annex room. Call 250-493-0789 for more info. PENTICTON WOMEN IN Business has a meeting at the Ramada Inn at 11:30 a.m. with feature speaker Donna Lomas discussing Okanagan College. Guests are welcome with cost being $20 for members and $25 to nonmembers. PENTICTON COFFEE TIME Out is every second and fourth Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m each month at the United Church for those suffering of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Call Sheryl Ann at 250493-2002 for more info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING Tightwad Tuesday with karaoke combined with food and drink specials.

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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. BUDDHIST VIPASSANA MEDITATION 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 250-7701613 or Susan at 250-4965931 for more information. SENIORSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DROP-IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Drop-in Centre. Call 250493-8274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. dixieland, broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. SENIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 11 a.m. to noon. For member-

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and Brittany Kowalchuk. TAYLOR MALIA HURST, an 8 lb. 15 oz. baby girl, was born June 19 to proud parents Brian and Ann Hurst. RYLAN CHARLES SHANE McCONNELL, an 8 lb. 4 oz. baby boy, was born June 21 to proud parents Dayna Broderick and Will McConnell. Email your announcement including photo, date of birth, baby’s weight, full name and parents’ names to editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

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S.S. SICAMOUS presents this year’s annual summer musical comedy, 18 Wheels, John Gray’s rollicking, rocking & rolling, gospel and country flavoured truck stop musical and salute to life on the Canadian road. Showtimes are Tuesdays through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. with Twofor-One Tuesdays all July. Half-price previews on July 8 and 9, with the official opening night on July 10. For reservations or for more information, call the S.S. Sicamous box office at 250-492-0405 or drop by the ship during business hours Tuesdays through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET WITH THE SUNSHINE CABARET – entertainment in Gyro Park and a great night market with food, farm fresh produce and artisans from 6 to 9 p.m. on July 9. OKANAGAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS presents in 50th session of summer classes, with programs in July and August for all stages and ages including Creativity Camp, Art Studio, Spontaneous Art, Rags To Rugs, Creative Process for Teens, Printmaking and Paper craft for Tweens, Digital Photography, Spirit of Movement & Creativity, Travel Journalling. For information and to register, call the office 250-4930390 or visit the course listings online at http://www.osarts.com/courses/index.php. APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT is hosting rounds 3 and 4 of the WORLD ENDURO CANADA DIRT BIKE EVENT July 10 and 11. The fastest off-road riders in Canada will be competing in three different aspects of dirt bike riding. There is no cost for spectating with the races starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up around 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The Extreme Test and Motocross track are located a short walk from the main parking lot at Apex Mountain Resort (follow the signs). PENTICTON ART GALLERY presents the 33rd Annual Starry, Starry Night art auction on July 10 featuring hors d'oeuvres by Joy Road Catering, wines by Naramata Bench Wineries, live music by the Darylectones. Cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres and wine from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Live auction from 7:30 to 10 p.m.. Tickets and more information at 250-493-2928. Get your motor running at the PENTICTON SPEEDWAY. Hit to Pass action will be at the speedway on July 10. There will also be Hornets, Street Stocks and Okanagan Dwarfs at the track. Gates open at 4 p.m., with time trials at 6 p.m. and racing starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for youth and seniors, and children 10 and under free with an adult. SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARKET with the Sunshine Cabaret on July 11 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Main Street and Nanaimo Square. Spend Sunday afternoons downtown enjoying the food, music, seasonal and organic farm fresh produce, artisan wares, and much more. Take the time to explore the uniqueness of downtown Penticton. The folks at MAPLE LEAF SPIRITS, the South Okanagan’s first fully licensed distillery are showing off their skills from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 16-18. Come and experience the fine art of turning prime Okanagan Fruit into award winning eau de vie and liqueurs at 1386 Carmi Ave. in Penticton. The oldest triathlon race in the Okanagan is the PEACH CLASSIC TRI, which takes place on July 18 for the 28th year. The event starts with a swim course at Ironman Beach, then back for a cycle loop around Penticton and back again for a run along Lakeshore and Riverside drives, then along Westminster to Power and Churchill Streets where the turnaround will be located, then back along the same course. Olympic distance athletes will do 2 loops or 10 km, while Sprint distance athletes will do one loop or 5 km. PENTICTON PEACH FESTIVAL: Ask anyone what they know about Penticton, and Peachfest will likely be the answer. For over six decades, the Peach City's signature festival has been drawing in tourists from all over take part in several days of family fun. Organizers have managed to keep this event free while still bringing in big name acts and offering something for everyone. Mark off Aug. 4-8 on this year's calendar and check www.peachfest.com for updates on this year's entertainment. Come to DOWNTOWN PENTICTON Saturday mornings for not one, not two, but three open air markets making the 100-300 blocks of Main Street the place to be. Now in its 20th season, the Penticton Farmers Market features an array of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, hand-crafted food and crafts and buskers, while the shade of nearby trees, the Artisans’ Market features the work of the area’s many artists and artisans. Up the block, the Downtown Penticton Association sponsors the Community Market with street vendors, shops, craftspeople and entertainers coming together for a huge party.

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News Politicians marvel at Penticton campus construction JORDEN DIXON Western News Staff

Led by one of the project’sarchitects,OkanaganCoquihalla MP Stockwell Day and Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff toured through the construction of the Okanagan College’s Centre of Excellence, checking up on where the $28 million in federal and provincial government funding was going. Scheduled for completion in March of 2011, the project is both on time and on budget, making the local politicians visit just that much better. “In the building of public buildings you sort of get used to cost and time overruns, but this one is on budget and on time and absolutely unique in terms of its construction,” Day said. “Everybody deserves a pat on the back.” It’s a project that Barisoff said everyone expected to be so costly because of its innovative and cutting-edge environmental design, that has now proven the skeptics wrong.

“Everybody expected the costs would exceed the benefits but as we heard today the costs are actually the same as any other construction, and we are getting all the ecobenefits,” Barisoff said. “I think we’ve got the best of both worlds here, which I think will play well for the future.” In the past Okanagan College’s Penticton campus faced major declines in its enrolment numbers, raising questions about its future in the city. The Centre of Excellence and its design to meet the Living Building Challenge — a goal of having net-zero energy and water consumption — has abolished those thoughts, and put the campus on the map. “If we look back... people were talking about the fact that the Penticton campus wouldn’t even exist, now it’s probably a leader in the world,” Barisoff said, adding that there are now people form all over the world looking at what is taking place here.

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TIM MCLENNAN (left) with CEI Architecture explains the benefits of the construction and design of Okanagan College’s new Centre of Excellence to Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff, Okanagan Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day and college president Jim Hamilton.

The building that CEI Architecture director of Kelowna operations Tim McLennan said is achieving a “level of sustainability that goes beyond LEED standards,” was

featured in the Sustainable Building Conference 2010 in Seoul, Korea, and has been invited to SB 11 in Helsinki, Finland. The building’s use of 100 per cent B.C. wood,

made up of a combination of pine beetle wood and FSC certified lumber, sourced from the Kootenays, is just one of its unique design aspects. “The use of wood is a huge aspect and comes in not only sustainable wise... but also from a social aspect,” McLennan said. “We all know what kind of impact the pine beetle has had on our local economy and the ability to harvest that wood.” The walls of the centre’s new gymnasium are also utilizing a new technology that is believed to be the only of its kind in North America. The composite panels that form the walls are built out of a combination of concrete and glulam — a structural timber product manufactured by gluing together individual pieces of timber. There is also a heating and cooling pipe system inside the walls with electrical conduits and ventilation built in. The wall design is light and strong, an aspect that according to McLennan was necessary

because of the site’s poor soil conditions. The building concept that both promotes and teaches sustainability will be the most energy efficient building of its size we are aware of in North America McLennan said. He added that in the end it will be more to Penticton

than just a great building. “It’s easy to get excited about the project that you’re involved in,” McLennan said. “But it really has a message and impact for Penticton in the sense of what it’s going to draw over and above just a great facility within the community.”

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Police clamp down on unsafe driving Western News Staff

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An aggressive fourday tightening on traffic enforcement saw 170 drivers handed speeding tickets, including some going 40 km/h over the limit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are having successes with private vehicles as the incidents of serious crashes are declining,â&#x20AC;? said Sgt. John Rasmussen, of the South Okanagan Traffic Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, with the warmer weather the serious crashes with motorcycles are on an upward trend. Last weekend the general duty and traffic personal attended two serious motorcycle crashes where the outcome could have been

more disastrous.â&#x20AC;? The accidents occurred on Highway 3 near Whipsaw and one on Highway 5A involving speed and driver error. Rasmussen said the addition of non-approved helmets (plastic novelty) contributed to the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries. RCMP suspect the trend of motorcycle crashes will continue until October, when the

cold weather returns. The focus of the long weekend co-ordinated enforcement with the South Okanagan Traffic Services and Keremeos Integrated Road Safety Unit was to be visible while targeting unsafe speeders with the hopes of changing their aggressive driving behaviour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition, we used unmarked police vehicles

to monitor high-risk locations where there is unsafe passing, such as the 80 kilometres of twolane highway west of Princeton and Highway 3 east of Princeton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The desired outcome is to stop dangerous drivers before they crash and injure themselves or others on our public highways,â&#x20AC;? said Rasmussen.

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

Tigers unleashed at midget all-star classic EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

One of the best seasons in SOMBA Tigers history was highlighted by five all-star selections. J.J. d’Aoust, Tanner Collins, Ryohei Ito, Ryo Shishido and Kyle Peters went to Richmond the weekend of June 18 for the all-star showcase. “It’s a testament to how their work ethic is,” said Tigers coach Norys (Junior) Deleon. “They play really good baseball and they work really hard at it. There’s night’s I come to practices and they have already been there for half-an-hour prior doing extra work. Getting the little things done right.” Deleon said the biggest thing is the closeness of the players. Every time the coach calls one, chances are he can talk to the others because they hang out. Deleon insists that chemistry brings the Tigers closer. When new players join the mix and try to fit in, the Tigers leaders take the initiative of making them feel comfortable. “They are the core of the program,” he said. A core, which the Tigers will lose nearly half of as d’Aoust is attending Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in the fall joining the Wolfpack. Shishido will play in Kelowna next season since he is 18 entering his Grade 12 year.

d’Aoust is excited to join the Wolfpack, who are coached by Ray Chadwick, a former MLB pitcher. While d’Aoust won’t be able to play for two years because juniors and freshman don’t play much with the numbers of players, the Tiger wanted to play college ball. Because his academic marks were not high enough to play for teams like UBC, he had to consider other options. Part of the reason the all-star chose the Wolfpack is because he’s familiar with the facilities at TRU where he has played volleyball, but he’s also familiar with Chadwick, who coached him during the Summer Games. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a chance (to play college ball),” he said. The shortstop turned second-basemen is happy with the season the Tigers have had compared to the last five years. And d’Aoust has been a contributor to their 17-11 record. On Wednesday, the Tigers lost to the Richmond Chuckers 7-0, then rebounded to win the second game 4-2. Defensively, he is making fewer errors after being switched to second base. Deleon realized d’Aoust didn’t have the arm strength to play shortstop. “He fields the ball a little bit differently,” said Deleon. “He has turned a page as far as his defence and he has really good hands.”

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RYOHEI ITO was among five SOMBA Tigers to play in the B.C. Minor Baseball midget all-star game in Richmond.

World Enduro Canada takes the stage at Apex Mountain EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Opportunity knocks for Dominic Bordin Jr. to be at his best. The Okanagan Falls resident is among nearly a dozen local competitors entering the World Enduro Canada stage at Apex Mountain July 10 to 11. The Penticton resort is hosting rounds three and four for the second time. The 16-year-old is well aware of the stage he enters with Canada’s top riders such as Jason Schrange and Shane Watts. Pro class champ Bobby Prochnau won’t compete after breaking

his collarbone. “It’s a pretty big race and will attract a large crowd,” said Bordin, who started riding dirtbikes as a youngster. “The course itself from what I have seen is quite challenging. It’s gonna be a good one.” Making the course difficult were the efforts of the South Okanagan Dirt Bike club and its president Mike Fetterer. Things went well with preparing the track, but the crew had to wait for snow that didn’t want to go away. “Most of the work was prepping for the Extreme Test,” he said. Riders will have to navigate their way through

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three tracks. the motorcross, extreme test and enduro race. “This is not your average motorcross race,” said Apex Mountain Resort general manager James Shalman. “Each competitor has to compete in all three events. It’s going to be a very physically demanding race.” Fetterer looks forward to seeing the energy that will come from Apex being packed. “It’s pretty spectacular,” said Fetterer, adding that he received comments last year that competitions like this are only seen in Europe. “I look forward to being able to host the spectators better than what we did last year. We weren’t expecting

any spectators to show and I was really surprised with the draw. We didn’t advertise. This year we will have a shuttle bus provided by a school in Summerland.” As spectators take in the action, they can satisfy their appetites as all amenities will be open. “It’s like another day at the ski hill but its dirt,” said Fetterer. There is no cost to watch with races starting at 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The extreme test and motorcross track are located a short walk from the main parking lot at Apex Mountain Resort (follow the signs).

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Tennis coach hired to lead Canadian sports institution EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Robert Bettauer wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking for a new job, but one found him. Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence needed a chief executive officer and Bettauer ended up being the last person standing after an extensive interview process. Now PISE looks to flourish under the guidance of Bettauer. The former Canadian Davis Cup player is excited about his new position, and the opportunity that comes with it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the top sports positions in the country,â&#x20AC;? said Bettauer, who will begin working in Victoria on Sept. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Victoria has a great reputation of pro-

ducing high performance athagreement, is in charge of letes who have represented leading the organization and Canada with distinction on reporting to the board on the world stage,â&#x20AC;? said PISE business objectives. board chair Jim Reed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sports has been my life,â&#x20AC;? comes with a tremendous said Bettauer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have enjoyed background in high performthe journey sports has proance sport and leadership vided. It can improve the life roles and will bring national of an individual and comand international experience, munity.â&#x20AC;? During the past five years, expertise and connections to Robert Bettauer Bettauer has been president of assist PISE in the next phase, which is to become the leading sport insti- Vanchen Sports, a private sport consulting business providing a range of services in tute in Canada.â&#x20AC;? PISEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to create a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dynamic the development and management of sport. environment that advances the development Bettauer has done a lot of work in Penticton to promote and get kids playing tennis within and success of Canadian sport.â&#x20AC;? Bettauer, who has signed a five-year the city and helped guide the Pen High Lakers

Osoyoosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fritz inks deal with Lightning EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Lightning has struck twice for Mitch Fritz. The Osoyoos native did such an admirable job playing for the Norfolk Admirals, the Tampa Bay Lightningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affiliate team in the American Hockey League, that the Lightning decided to bring the forward back. The towering six-foot-seven, 242-pounder is more than happy to return and hopefully earn full-time duty with the big club as he signed a one-year, two-way deal. Last season was a breakthrough for Fritz as he played a career-high 73 games and piled up 157 penalty minutes to go along with two goals and six

points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always wanted to get back there,â&#x20AC;? he said of Tampa Bay, in which he was part of the organization six years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They gave me an opportunity and they liked how I played.â&#x20AC;? Fritz, 30, who was undrafted and played 110 games with the Kelowna Rockets, said the chance to get back to the NHL is exciting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have so many talented players,â&#x20AC;? said Fritz, who is impressed about Yzermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intent to change things in Tampa Bay. Fritz has played 547 games in 10 seasons and has scored 26 goals and 68 points. He made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders in 2008/09 playing in 20 games.

Intro triathlon wipes away intimidation EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Intimidated too much by triathlons to dare taking them on? My First Triathlon and My Next Triathlon could be the solution for you. This new event brought to Penticton by race director Brent Kamenka is meant to take away the intimidation factor for people. The swim is just 400-metres, while

the bike takes athletes on a 20-KM loop followed by a short run from the transition zone towards the Penticton Airport staying close to the shoreline of Skaha Lake. Kamenka said Saturdays event is likely to attract people who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider a full triathlon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hard on the body,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding he anticipates 50 to 60 competitors for the debut event he believes will

grow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I talk to people about it, they think of Ironman and they are surprised by the short distance.â&#x20AC;? Those who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t signed up and are interested can do so until Friday by going to http://www. triathlons.net/firsttri/index.php. Below the large photo on the main page, participants will find the link to click on, which directs them to registration. The race begins at 10 a.m.

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Jordan and Joel Fox-Zornes of the Penticton Lawn Bowling Club are competing in the provincial championship in Tsawwassen July 11 to 12. The brothers will be competing in the junior singles championship, and are part of the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing number junior players.

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B.C. Check-Up board. “However, only time will tell if that recovery takes hold in our region ... as long as conditions remain stable and commodities prices improve, we should start to see a turnaround.” The Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. has bench-marked the province’s economy in the B.C. Check-Up report since 1999. The most recent report in June highlighted job losses, rising unemployment and social safety net dependency. However, there were some improvements, as bankruptcies declined and the number of business establishments increased. The BC Check-Up, found that the number of business establishments increased a modest 1.2 per cent in 2009, this increase was second only to the Vancouver Island/Coast Development region (1.4 per cent). Economic development officer for the City of Penticton Dave Arsenault agreed with the report stating recovery is slow in the city right now, but there is plenty to look forward to. Arsenault said there are a number of things the city has done or is working on that will only help move the economy forward, including enticing businesses to expand with tax incentives. The expansion of the Okanagan College to include a Centre of Excellence is expected to bring business as they wont have to look far to find employees. “With the college you are starting to certainly see more interest in our community ... I think with that we will see a lot of interest from companies wanting to relocate to this area. It is a very positive

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CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT Jeff Omland said a report by the Chartered Accountants of B.C. forecasts a slow economic recovery for the Thompson-Okanagan but a promising future.

thing for the community,” said Arsenault. Recent exposure the city has had with the South Okanagan Events Centre attracting the Vancouver Canucks, the World Junior A Hockey Challenge and big name acts such as Rihanna has also been a positive. “I still get a lot of tourists coming to town that want to relocate here and a lot of them have businesses, so we have been talking to them. I have had inquiries from the external marketing we have done from companies outside of the community interested in coming here from within B.C. and farther. It’s a quality of life, we are unique because people have been travelling here for years and have good experiences here. Then

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s a financial advisor I enjoy helping my clients learn more about investments, and one of the best ways to learn is to ask questions. Below are a few of the most common financial questions I’m asked. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at the address below. Q: Should I buy mutual funds or should I buy an RSP? A: It really isn’t an either/or situation. Mutual funds are a style of investing, while an RSP is a retirement savings plan that allows you to defer taxes. Think of it as an umbrella, sheltering your contributions from tax. Under that umbrella you can choose different investments, and a mutual fund is one option. You can also own a mutual fund outside an RSP, in an investment account. It depends on what is right for your situation. Q: What is a mutual fund? A: If you visualize a mutual fund as a bucket, with investors adding their dollars to the bucket, and a fund manager choosing investments, you’ve got a good start to understanding. Some advisors (myself included) do seminars that will help you understand the fundamentals of investing, including mutual funds. Q: I’m afraid of los-

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ing my money. How do I know what to invest in? A: Your advisor should prepare a portfolio proposal for you after learning about your personal financial situation, your goals and risk tolerance. He or she will explain how the recommended investments fit your strategy and what the volatility is likely to be. Combining a government strip bond with a growth investment can

help insure that, at the very least, your capital is returned at maturity. Q: I’ve heard RSPs are a bad idea. Is this true? A: If someone contributed all their working life to an RSP, without a clear plan for getting the money out when the time comes, they may well think RSPs are a bad idea. Really it’s a case of bad advice. The strategy is quite simple: contribute to a tax shelter (deferral) during your working years at a high tax bracket, and draw out to fund retirement, at a lower tax rate. Pension plans, investment income and potential inheritances have to be taken into account when developing the plan. For most people, an RSP is a great way to save for retirement.

Judy Poole is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 39 years involved in the financial industry. You can reach her at judy.poole@raymondjames.ca. This article is provided as a general source of information and should not be consid-

ered 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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Personals ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com SM 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s w/disability would like to meet SF for long term realtionship 250-404-0187

Lost & Found Found; cat, McKenzie St by Cherry Lane. Grayish mottled, red collar to tight, so scared, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really get near it. 250492-5046 FOUND near Argyle St in the past week, camera case w/charger & memory stick, no camera inside. Please call the Western News to identify 250492-3636 FOUND on ledge at 1000 Main St a pkg of 10 VHS videos, call to identify 250490-9795 LOST 3 rings at Indian rock near Naramata, 3rd of July. 2 wedding bands 7 1 white gold w/diamond call 250-4887832 250-215-0510 Reward Lost 4 mth old kitten neutered, very ďŹ&#x201A;uffy lilac point Siamese, Queen St, Penticton, Reward 250-462-4022 LOST ladies diamond engagement ring, DT Pent area on Canada Day. Please call 778476-5552

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Sports & Recreation New golf grips can save you 3-4 shots per game, regripping specials from $5 each, p/u & deilvery call Paul Monaghan @ 250-494-8178 Summerland Sr. Hockey Club is looking for players & goalies for our fall & winter season. Mon. Wed. Fri. 8-9:30am. Call Larry 250-494-7805 or Wayne 250-494-7460.

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Education/Trade Schools Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t funding may be available. Toll-free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

INTERIOR Heavy Equipment Operator School Train on fullsize Excavators, Dozers, Graders,Loaders. Includes safety tickets. Provincially certiďŹ ed instructors. Government accredited. Job placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Help Wanted A DEBT FREE LIFE. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you. Call MNP 877-8982580 Free consultation in your area Creditor proposals, trustee in bankruptcy 110-1628 Dickson Ave Kelowna-resident ofďŹ ce ARE you an OC student who plans to return to OC this September? There are employment opportunities available at the Penticton Campus. Contact 250-492-4305 extension 3401 or 3205 for more information. Are you looking for a reputable online Business working from home? Free training, real support, ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours, great income. www.greeninyourworld IF you have 5-50+ lbs to lose ... We have a career for you! Call 1-877-737-DIET or dietmagicresults@shaw.ca

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DIRTY LAUNDRY VINEYARDS requires an Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper. The successful candidate should be highly motivated possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills with job task planning and decision making abilities and an awardwinning personality. This individual must be proďŹ cient in all Microsoft OfďŹ ce applications, Simply Accounting and database management; experience in ACCUPOS and XLGL or Crystal report writing an asset. Duties would include daily reconciliations, bank deposits, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tracking of inventory and reconciliation, preparation of the various government remittances, payroll, payables, monthly ďŹ nancial reporting as well as providing necessary administrative support to the General Manager. Valid BC driver license and own transportation required. We offer a complete remuneration package including beneďŹ ts & incentives. Please forward or email resume to:Dirty Laundry Vineyards 7311 Fiske Street Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2 Email: gail@dirtylaundry.ca Dozer & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil ďŹ eld roads & leases. Require operators with oil ďŹ eld experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. call Edson 1-(780)723-5051 HANDYMAN required for apt renovations. Perm, part time, skill set of painting, drywall repair, basic electrical, plumbings an asset. Be self motivated & organized 250-770-1331 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca LOCAL Gravel Crushing Contractor requires Crusher Plant Operator as well as an Equipment Operator experienced in the use of Loaders, Rock Trucks & Excavators. Must be available to work throughout B.C. and Alberta. Top wages and Living Out Allowance are provided. Reply to Box #6 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5.

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Help Wanted ESTABLISHED underground construction company requires highly skilled professional pipe layers, equipment operators ,superintendents & foremen. Strong work ethics and extensive experience are mandatory. The successful applicant will be self driven, have an aptitude for the construction industry and a high level of motivation. As well, they will pass a mandatory skills and safety written exam and drug testing. Top wages and extensive beneďŹ ts pkg offered only to those that have a strong desire to be successful and maintain the highest standard of work results & ethics on a long term basis. Please apply in person to BC Underground, #203-171 Commercial Drive, Kelowna BC, McCoy Trailer Manufacturing Division designs and manufactures custom chassis, forestry & heavy haul trailers and is now recruiting Production Staff to Install the Trailer Air & Electrical Components to work within the production team in Penticton, BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. QualiďŹ cations -Experience working with systems such as brakes, steering, suspension, hydraulics, transmission, engines and electrical would be an advantage however, training will be provided. -Ability to read and understand engineering drawings would be an advantage. -Works well under pressure. -Positive attitude and a team player. -Experience in the trailer manufacturing industry would be an asset.

We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive beneďŹ t package, plus a great environment to work in. If you are interested please apply today at www.mccoyjobs.com McCoy Corporation has a Substance Abuse Policy and we conduct pre-employment testing for safety sensitive positions. Peter Bros. Construction has several full time positions open for experience paving personnel and entry level personnel. Must be willing to work out to town. Drivers License needed. Pick up application at: 716 Okanagan Ave East, Penticton, between 9:30am-4:00pm. No resumes

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We are looking for Manager Trainee positions at our Subway store located within the Summerland Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Convenience Stores. Applicants should have prior management experience in retail or food service. We offer: D Starting wage $32K/year D 6 to 8 weeks of training D Competitive salary D BeneďŹ ts D Bonus program D Paid vacation D Opportunities for advancement D Fun work environment

Swagman Bike Racks, located in Penticton, is currently seeking an Inside Sales Professional to build, manage, and lead our US and Canadian bike segment. t1SPWFOUSBDLSFDPSEPGTVDDFTT t'BNJMJBSJUZ XJUI CVJMEJOH B CVTJOFTT WJBUFMFQIPOF t$PNQFUJUJWF0VUTUBOEJOH8PSL&UIJD t4FMGNPUJWBUFE t"CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZ t4BMBSZQMVTDPNNJTJPO = Minimum of $45,000+ Please fax your resumĂŠ to; 1-800-469-7893 PSFNBJMQFSSZH!TXBHNBOOFU

Trades, Technical Experienced carpenter required immediately, wage neg. Fax: 250-493-9133 or email to singlabrothers.com EXPERIENCED PIPELAYER w/ 3 yrs. experienced in Sani, Stm & Waterworks. Wage Negotiable. Fax Resume to 250-549-3808.

If you are customer service oriented individual with a passion for food and people, then roll up your sleeves and apply. Pls fax your resume to: 604-590-3569 Attention: Hesam. or e-mail to: macsbcofďŹ ce@mac.ca

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Congratulations Heidi Koenig

Well done! Bachelor of Education Degree University of Calgary

Margaret Died peacefully at Trinity Care Centre on Saturday, July 3, 2010 in her 90th year. Born January 31, 1921 in Plunkett, Saskatchewan. Margaret moved to Penticton in 1944. She worked for many years at the Three Gables Hotel. Survived are her daughter, Diana (Don) Wigg of Penticton; grandchildren, April MacLeod (John) of Penticton, Gina Hansinger (Rick) of Westbridge, Michelle Rousseau (Randy) of Calgary and Shannon Gillis (Ken) of Penticton; great grandchildren, Katelyn, John, Paloma, Lauren and Matthew and sister, Rose Maundrell of Penticton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Service to Celebrate her Life will be held on Sunday, July 11th at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services (1130 Carmi Ave., Penticton). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. everdenrust.com EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112


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NOW HIRING Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. has expanded our operation to the Interior of British Columbia. This development is very exciting to us and we trust that it will be beneďŹ cial for you as well. Currently we are looking for individuals interested in joining our team at all levels of our trade. Please forward your resume to: info@daryl-evans.com 604-525-6840 (fax)

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Stage 1 Watering Restrictions are in effect from May 1 to August 31, 2010 - Watch for updated restrictions to appear throughout the summer! The Stage 1 Water Restrictions state that landscaping on evennumbered unit addresses can be irrigated on even numbered days of the month and vice versa for odd numbered unit addresses, according to the times indicated below.

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Automatic Irrigation 10 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 am Manual Sprinklers 6 am - 8 am and 7 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 pm. For further information regarding water restrictions, please call 250-490-2562 or visit www.penticton.ca

2011 TAX EXEMPTIONS 2011 Tax Exemption applications must be received by Penticton City Hall on or before Friday, July 16, 2010. In order to be considered for a tax exemption for 2011, Churches, Private Schools, Hospitals and non-profit organizations, must provide their completed application forms, pertinent documentation and ensure that the same are returned to Reception, City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Private residential and/ or commercial properties are not eligible for tax exemptions. Should you have any inquiries please contact Angela Campbell, Revenue Supervisor, Collections, at 250-490-2484.

MY FIRST TRIATHLON - ROAD CLOSURE MY FIRST TRIATHLON will be held on Saturday, July 10th from 10 am to 12 noon. SWIM: Starts and finishes at the east portion of Skaha Lake. BIKE ROUTE: starts at Skaha Lake east parking lot, north on Cypress, east on Lee Avenue to South Main Street and proceeds right on South Main Street/Eastside Road to the bike turn around at Panorama Crescent and then back north on Eastside Road, west on Lee Avenue, south on Cypress to Elm Avenue parking lot. RUN: Runners will proceed north out of the Elm Avenue parking lot south on Elm Avenue to Parkview Street. East on Parkview Street to Skaha Lake Road and south on Skaha Lake Road to Sun Leisure Estates where they will turn around and run east to South Beach Drive to finish at the east end of the promenade. Please drive with due caution and attention for the safety of the participants.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2010 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2010-59 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 87-65 as follows: 1363 Commercial Way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zoning Site Specific Text Amendment (Bylaw No. 2010-59) Amend Zoning Bylaw 87-65, Industrial Zone, Section 41 a) Permitted Uses â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Site Specific to add the following: Lot A, District Lot 3821S, SDYD, Plan KAP51916, to allow recreation facilities with a floor area greater than 230 square meters located at 1363 Commercial Way, Penticton, B.C. The applicant proposes to convert a 278 square meter (3,000 sq. ft.) portion of the industrial building into a gymnastics facility and use the remainder of the building for industrial use. Any person whose interest in property may be affected by the proposed amendment may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaw and supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, July 19, 2010, in the offices of the Development Services Department and Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton. -Cathy Ingram, CMC Manager of Legislative Services

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Landscaping BROWN shale rock, bobcat & dump truck avail call Willow Landscaping 250-492-3286 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. Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359 Fresh Start Painting. Quality workmanship. Free Estimates, Reasonable Rates. 250-4926963 250-499-9776 JIM BAILEY Painting Quality painting - reasonable rates... serving the South Okanagan for over 20 years. Free Estimates Phone: 250-276-9466

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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS July 9, 2010

Rubbish Removal

Window Cleaning

Pets

Auctions

Fruit & Vegetables

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

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

DOBERMAN PUPPIES (CKC REG.) 1st shots, deworming, tails docked, vet checked, micro chipped. 604-847-0107 or info@winfieldcreekranch.ca ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS CKC reg puppies. Champion lines. Tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guar. Home raised. 1 (250)392-1440 peterandskye@gmail.com

ESTATE ANTIQUE AUCTION Furniture, China, crystal, silver, advertising items, collectibles & more. Wed. July 14, 6pm. Dodds Auction. 3311-28th Ave, Vernon. View photos doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

Trout Creek Fruit Stand now open, 6215 Hwy 97, open every day, local cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apricots, strawberries, jams, syrup, honey, much more, 250-490-0046

Farm Equipment

6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6648 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6648 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 office furniture, reception desk, cherry, 3 privacy panels, 6 black stacking guest chairs, 2 years old, purchased new for $1600, $800, 250-488-2219, or email: ann.peterson@rbc.com Pre moving sale. 6’ dk blue sofa $150, 3x6 bookcase $50, qu mattress/boxspring/frame $150(all in good cond) dk wood 4dr dresser $35, misc garden tools 250-492-0886 Queen, espresso Pier Headboard and matching dresser, like new, $600 OBO, twin bedroom set $100, 778-476-2509 VILAS Maple dining room table and 6 chairs, $350obo, 250-495-6608

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

Tree Services Phipps Tree Service, Bucket truck, Crane 10,000lbs cap. Removal, complete clean-up, also pruning hedges, gutter blow-out, etc. Penticton local boy, 48 years. Landscape rocks, delivery available, free quotes 250-488-3316 #!*Stumped!#* Our small grinder can get in places others can’t, call for free estimate, Tree Trimming, Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250493-1083, we’ll eat the HST!

Feed & Hay APPROX 2000 bales, last years Meadow hay 60-70lbs no rain, under shed, must be moved $5/bale obo for all (250)498-2918. Oliver *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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

Pets

Walts Stump Grinding. Tired of those eye sore stumps taking up yard space? Have them ground to improve your yard. Call Walts Stump Grinding for fast, friendly service. Free estimates 250-492-2494 or 250488-6401

BEAUTIFUL Newfoundland Puppy’s will be registered, vet checked, first shots, 1 yr health guarantee. Contact Tim or Darlene 250-989-6833dvomacka@shaw.ca $950.00 Gorgeous tiny Chihuahua pups, tricolor, 8wks, vet shots, $500 obo. Wendy 250-3792223

Career Service / Job Search

Career Service / Job Search

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services (Penticton & District Multicultural Society) South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services, Settlement Worker: Immigrant Women’s Specialty. 20 Hours per week, may lead to full-time. Services provided by the Immigrant Women’s Settlement Worker may include referrals, assisting Immigrant women with the legal processes, accompaniment to court/deportation hearings, liaising with other service providers, education of 3rd party providers, and workshop facilitation. The successful candidate will possess education and experience in working with Immigrant populations, providing outreach, and transportation and working with Family Law, Criminal Justice and Immigration Systems, attending to emerging issues in the Immigrant Women sector regarding victimization and sponsorship.

Shop from home! New Zealandheading dog puppies,very smart,easy learning, good family pet for active family,1st shot/deworming $300. 250 547 6253. One tiny shi-tzu cross pomeranian pup 8wks old, male $400, email pics 250-490-0708 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.

Appliances EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on popular BRAND NAMES because of slight scratch and dent.

Please include a cover letter with salary expectations. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited for interview We thank all applicants. Closing date for submissions: July 23, 2010

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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

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

Free Items 5’x8 metal garden shed, must be able to take away call 250492-4809

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INGLIS almond dryer and washer incl $150. Hot Point almond self clean range $175. 250-770-8772 USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220

BLACK CURRANTS Available now, U-Pick only. Phone before you come. (250)542-1032 Organic Gardens. 6721 Buchanan Rd. DELICIOUS Huckleberry jam from the Kootenays. Call 250492-4809 u-pick cherries, $1.20/lb, 1099 Westbench Dr., Phone (250)492-5653

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? RELIEF IS ONLY A CALL AWAY! Call Anne Hamilton, Estate Administrator, 12 years experience, at 1-800-661-3661 today for appointment in Penticton to set up your FREE consultation. Jim Gilchrist CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. 300-1674 Bertram Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9G4.

Garden Equipment 22” Toro self-propelled personal pace lawnmower, used 4 months, $300obo, 250-3288140, 250-492-3158

Heavy Duty Machinery 1991 Single axle gravel Truckinternational- 129,000 original miles, full trailer & snow plow connections, controls, diesel, DTA466 trans. fuller, RT6613 13spd manual, new paint job, certified, exc. cond. financing avail. $16,900. (250)309-2598

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PDMS/SOICS is searching for a highly qualified and experienced candidate for this position, and the salary will be negotiable based upon these attributes.

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

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1993 2700 Linkbelt excavator full quarding, 2 buckets, thumb, cat walk, nice working machine, operating manual $21,950. (250)547-9395 A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’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.

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Misc. for Sale 1990 Yamaha big wheel 200 $1500, 2007 Ford Dana 80 rear end with disc brakes and springs, dually w/4 rims $1000, 5.5 HP Honda McLearen self propelled mower, used $100. LG gas BB’Q like new $100. 250-486-6400 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! Beaver table saw $100, BB’Q side burner w/propane $100, pole pruner 8ft aluminum $60, Homelite weedeater gas $60, riding lawnmower Bolens Honda motor $800, bike rack $80 250-490-0351 Black hydraulic hairdressing chairs 250-488-8094 BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970 email: lakecityprinters@telus.net

www.lakecityprinters.com BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 Burl table $200. Hummingbird 200DX dual beam, new in box $150. Sundeck table, round glass top $65 as new 250-5469665 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

Water cooler, hot/cold w/bottle $35. Electric mower 100ft ext cord $35 250-462-1997

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!

PENTICTON recording studio great gear, great sound & great rates!Classic Guitars Recording Studio 250-492-5007 Register now for Summer Guitar, Bass, drum & Vocal Lessons. Skaha Sound, 250492-4710 ROCK & Roll School. Summer sessions, great for kids, weeks of July 7th & 18th. Private lessons avail. Call Classic Guitars 250-492-5007

Sporting Goods 3 Wheel Norco bike + helmut $275, good condition, like new 250-770-7948 3-WHEEL strike bike 20spd $1100obo, (250)493-2829

Garage Sales 102 Evergreen Crescent (turn up Balsam off Dartmouth. July 10th 8am-12 1299 NAISH DR. Penticton. Garage Sale July 10/10, 8 am to noon. Dishwasher, dryer, air conditioner, baby items, and lots more. 170 PINEVIEW Place Penticton - bottom of Pineview Rd. Sunday only - 8 am backyard/ garage rain or shine. Furniture, dishes, material, guitar, music accessories and equipment, odds and ends. 494 Young St, Sat July 10th, 8-3. Furnitrue household, kids stuff. No early birds. 684/690 Ellis St, bar, dresser, sewing machine, single bed frame....Sunday 11th, 8am-12. Antique items, some furniture, garden tools, 12” meat slicer electric scooter, much more, Sat July 10th 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back BACKYARD 3-family 8am Sat, July 10th 1225 Killarney St, water/sports equip, games toys, household & more BIG sale, tools, baby/toddler & kids items, bikes, furniture household items, water sport stuff. 158 Lee Ave (alley access Sat & Sun 9:30-5pm BOAT tube, ski ropes, clothes, toys, books & lots of good stuff 7am-2:30, Sat July 10th, 289 Orchard Ave ESTATE SALE, 4840 BARTEN PLACE, OK FALLS, SAT & SUN JULY 10 & 11 8AM3PM 250-497-5498 GOOD as new toddler toys 2-10yrs, sports equip, tools, PS2+games. 9:30-4 Sat 10th, 150 Arnott Place Home effects, wood chairs new 14” gm rims, new unused building surplus, light fixtures etc.. etc.. 8am- 769 Winnipeg SAT July10th, 8am-1pm, 1165 Woodlands Dr, lots of misc

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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS July 9, 2010

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

RV Sites

Duplex / 4 Plex

July 10th, 8am-2pm. 102 427 Maurice St. Find us in the alley between Caribou and Maurice St. MOVING SALE, furniture, dishes, ornaments, garden supplies, Sat. July 10, 7am1pm, 315 Greenwood Dr. MOVING sale furniture, toys, household items Sat. July 10 8am-2pm, #1-685 Papineau St Multi family, Sat. July 10, 8am2pm. 2746 Eraut St. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got it all, something for everyone, priced to sell. Sat July 10th, 2001 Quebec St, 7:30-12:30, baby, maternity clothes, toys, household, sports equip SAT July 10th 8am-12. 410 Vancouver Ave, lots household, kids & lots more Sat & Sun 8am-3. Household, antiques, racecart, bikes, & giveaways 192 Balsam Place SATURDAY, July 10 8am1pm, 1262 Naish Drive SATURDAY July 10th 168 Lower Bench Rd, 8am-? SUN July 11th, 8:30-12, household, baby items, Ikea wardrobe, kitchen table & much more. 2920 Paris St Welcome to my garden, open to view, day lilies and mixed borders, June 26 & July 10, 10am, 11155-352nd Ave. Oliver

Lot 126 x 126, house 2688sq.ft, w/basement ďŹ nished, 6bdrms, 2.5bath, 2 car carport 24x28 o/h doors, lg covered deck 72ft. Shop w/toilet 26x60 o/door. House & shop gas furnace in 09. $450,000offers 250-499-5811

SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT - SPECIAL UNTIL JULY 20 ONLY! Since you missed saving the HST, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cover it for you on your purchase of a fully serviced RV Lot at this beautiful resort in the pristine North Okanagan, 22km E. of Enderby & 12km from Mabel Lake. Well treed, large lots w/many amenities for as little as $69,900, on the Shuswap River. Call Doug at 250-838-6261 or visit us at www.shuswapfalls.com

4BDRM 2.5bath, garage a/c, buit/vaccum, close to hospital/school, n/s, n/ps $1400/mo + util. Avail 1st Aug eve 250490-3559 day 250-486-4704 PENTICTON 1/2 Duplex lower unit, 3Bdrm 1Bath, 5appl, 1200sqft. $1200, avail July, 563 Burns St. Call 250-4922070

Acreage for Sale 13.9 treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d acres, Edgewood, minâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, ďŹ nancing considered. 250-269-7492 NEW lisiting. 5 acres w/ 2houses, barn w/water, shed, fenced, sewer avail. ALR farm status. $586,000. MLS #10012521. Grant, Sundance Realty, 250-862-6436 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250-547-6932.

Apt/Condos for Sale 6TH ďŹ&#x201A;, SE corner at Cherry Lane Towers 1193sq.ft 2bdrm, 2bth $369,000. 250-486-7408 www.wix.com/robwinter/home

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Duplex/4 Plex 1/2 duplex for sale, 3yrs old, 1628sqft, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, 3pce ensuite, large open kitchen, fully landscaped with covered patio off kitchen, walking distance to shopping, great location, asking $385,900, call 250-493-8725

PENTICTON 55+ One storey townhouse. 2bdrm 1 bath. Private covered patio. Carport w/ storage. 107 - 1426 Penticton Ave. $245,000 Contact (250)462 8716.

Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 11202 Adams St, Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;land renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2bdrm, 1100sq.ft, fenced 60x100 lot. Detached 12x30 garage $279,900 250-4978928 all offers considered. 2BDRM, 1bath house, 1032sq.ft, new roof/windows. To be moved to your property $20,000 250-492-9692 Prestigious and Private Westbench Estate, classic midcentury modern home in park like 1.6 acres setting, 2246sq ft, 5-bdrm, 1-bath, all appliances, central air, covered deck, double garage. Stunning views of lake, city and mountains, min. to shopping, beach, golf courses and school, $829,000. 250-7701943

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

Mobile Homes & Parks Figueiras MHP, dbl wide 880sq.ft w/176sq.ft â&#x20AC;&#x153;sunroomâ&#x20AC;? 2bdrm, 1bath. Lg landscaped lot w/garden, u/g irrigation, privacy, 2 sheds, New roof, newer furnace/hotwater tank/windows & $7000 bed/cupboard unit. 55+, n/p or rentals, saltwater pool, hot tub & clubhouse $106,000 250-492-0605

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Looking for fabulous lakeview? 129 Sumac Ridge Dr. 4bdrm. 3bth. rancher w ďŹ nished basement, all appl. & draperies. Gas ďŹ replace, u/g irrig., air-cond. Workshop, greenhouse, shed. $549,000. Call 250-494-8485 for appt. to view.

OKANAGANS BEST KEPT SECRET! Finally a waterfront development on Lake Okanagan at prices we can all afford! New homes to view from $199,000. 250-470-4179, 250-878-2096. WILDERNESS Cottage on Semi Priv. Mountain Lk.1hr. S.E. of Kelowna. Year-round waterfront retreat, self-cont., 2bd & 1bth, detached garage, great ďŹ shing, hunting, ATVing $150,000. Price below assessed value. 250-763-3165

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

For Sale By Owner

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $800

2 bdrm, 1 bath, 55+ building, elevator, extra storage, incl. heat & cable. Avail. Aug. 1 (WT) $800 Near OK Beach, large 2 bdrm apt, f, s, balcony, extra storage. Avail. NOW (A334) $900 By Okanagan Beach, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appliances, extra storage. Avail. Aug. 1 (A350) $1300 Skaha Breeze, new 2 bdrm condo, roof top patio, balcony w/view. Avail. July 15 (A350)

HOUSES:

Townhouses 2bdrm, 1.5bath, new paint & carpet, 4appl, 2 parking $175,500. 250-558-8825

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1BDRM, across from Skaha Beach on bus route, long term rental, n/s, n/p. $625/mo + utilities 250-492-9692 1BDRM den, 575 Wade Ave E, $745/mo. references required. Jim (250)492-0413 (250)462-5854 2BDRM apt, over 45 bldg, must have references, $850+util. 250-487-1136 2bdrm condo avail. 1.5bath, np, ns, $1100/mo.+uil. call 250-490-6091 2BDRM ground level apt. 40+ n/s, heat & cable incl. $800/mo.Avail. Immed. Phone Balinda 250-488-7902 2BDRM ground level unit in 6-plex, 5-appl, parking, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, Avail. Immed. $900/mo. Phone Balenda 250488-7902 Avail. immed. 1bdrm near downtown Vernon, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, walking distance to all amenities, close to bus route, ns, np, $725/mo. Call Josh 250-308-1941 AVAIL. immed. 2bdrm, near downtown Vernon newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, walking distance to all amenities, close to bus route, ns, np, $900/mo. Call Josh (250)308-1941 CLEAN 1bdrm suite with full size fridge/stove, $625+util., avail,no pets, (250)492-7129

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 1300-2800sqft warehouse/ofďŹ ce, 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 ellcar@shaw.ca. 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

Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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Suites, Lower

1800 SQUARE foot architecturally designed, custom built bilevel in exclusive area. 2Bdrm, 2 Bthrm. Unfurnished. 5 minutes to downtown Summerland. Panoramic valley views. Amazing gardens and landscaping. Gardener supplied but gardeners welcome! Perfect for a couple. No pets or smokers. $1300/mo.+ utilities. References, credit checks and interview required. 780-4846088 or 780-920-9666 1 BEDROOM modern house in orchard setting. Newly painted. New stove, fridge, microwave, washer, dryer, shower. Suitable for singles or couples only. No pets, no smoking. Must have strong housekeeping skills. $700 per month plus utilities ($75 to $150). Available Aug 1. Pictures available. 250-494-4666. FOR RENT - Avail Immediately. 1800 sqft. Lakeview Home on 1/3 acre, in Naramata, BC (15 mins from Penticton), 3 bdrm, 3 bath, dbl garage, all appliances (F S W D DW MW). Backs onto KVR Trails, Tons of parking. $1575 mth + utils. $75 yard rebate monthly. Refs reqd. SD reqd, lease reqd. Call Al 250-486-3273 or email al.laberge@telus.net SINGLA HOMES 298 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, 24hr security on site, cable hook-up and 1st month free cable. Rent starts at $1200. 998 Creston, 1bdrm. 250-490-1700 SUMMERLAND 2 Brm house with garage, 9708 Thompson Rd. Utilities included $925/mth Available immediately Phone 250-769-1613

1BDRM basement, daylight, near Wiltse school, n/s, n/p, util incl, $700/mo avail now. 250-492-7312

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2BDRM basement suite, util included. Avail now 250-4867861 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, brand new, ns, no pets, $900, (250)493-3056, 250493-1886

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1984 Venture, 130,000kms, full touring w/stereo, $1700 obo. 250-309-2487. 2001 Honda Shadow 600VLX saddle bags, tool pouch, windshield, new battery, 4900kms exc cond, must be seen $4200 250-493-3406 2002 Suzuki SV 650 S, $4250. Very low kms. To view call 250-878-2318 2004 Yamaha R6. Still under ext.warranty. Only 14k, has power commander, Scotts steering stabilizer, intergrated rail & signal lights, frame slider, Yoshimura exhaust, new front and rear Michelin Pilot tires. $5000 Ph. 250-486-7530 2008 50cc, 140kms, new $1900, sell for $1400obo, 250488-2219 or email: ann.peterson@rbc.com $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Off Road Vehicles 2007 CanAm Outlander 800RXT, like new, winch, racks, good rubber. $7900 obo. 250-308-6124. 2007 Honda 400 Trail Edition, GPS, winch, 2 or 4WD, auto or lock in 1st gear, 55.8hrs, 486kms, Large cargo space in seat behind driver, top cond. $7000. 250-558-3501. 2007 SUZUKI RM-Z 250, 4-STROKE, ORIGINAL TIRES STILL ON BIKE. SCORPION RAD GUARDS, MOOSE LEVER GUARDS, 2-AIR FILTERS, CHANGED OIL EVERY FEW RIDES, RUNS GREAT! $4700. JEFF 250-938-0913

Recreational/Sale 1992 Travelmate 5th wheel, 23.5ft Celebrity Series, one owner, excellent condition, selling due to illness, $6700 (incl. hitch), (250)493-0608

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1989 Dodge Shadow 4dr runs great $1200obo. 2001 Ford Focus 4dr, stnd 5spd, remote entry $5000obo. 1990 Chrysler Fifth Ave, 4dr, loaded, auto, runs great $1500obo. 1991 Chrysler Dynasty 4dr, auto, runs great $1500obo 250-4866400

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1985 Trans Am 305 barrel, auto w/od, only 152kms, collector plate eligible, must see $4800 250-492-5266

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Suites, Upper 1BDRM on vineyard overlooking Skaha Beach util incl+cable, absolutely n/s, new ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, 2 balconies. $750/mo, call 250-492-7842

Cars - Sports & Imports 1980 Chevy Impala, 5L, 4-barrell, 4dr, 96,000kms, good cond $975. (250)260-4277 1996 TOYOTA Tercel 4DR SN 201,088 km Good tires, Runs well $2900 (250)490-9335 2002 Lincoln LS sporty, rare, 5spd manual, loaded, 100k, great shape, $7000 ďŹ rm. (250)503-0211 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB 5spd $7475. 05 Toyota Matrix, TRD 5spd, air, $9975. 07 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan, auto, air, p/w, p/l, $10,975. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles Lego Auto Sales, Vernon, 2500-260-4415 MERCEDES 230SLK Ex. cond., sport convertible, 140K, only $12,000. 250-469-4056

1bdrm suite, w/d/f/s, util. incl. (wireless internet, cable), Wiltse area, $750, avail. July 15, N/S, N/P (250)486-2032

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

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ROOMMATE to share D/T 2 bdrm Condo avail Aug 1st, $675 incl util, wireless internet, cable, W/D, full Furn except for bdrm, 6 month renewable lease, close to bus stops and Okanagan Lake, new bldg. Contact Tyler 604-613-1985 or tkwasnica@hotmail.com

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1997 29ft Pursuit,Chev Vortec, safety done, new bed, some extras 155kms, $24,900 call 250-493-2829 1999 Okanagan 21ft Ultra Lite hardly used, dual axel, elec. brakes, 3500lbs, full bath, micro., $13,500, 250-492-2170 1999 Okanagan Ultralite 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; trailer. A/C, queen & hide-abed. $8950 obo. 250-5456708, 250-309-2701. 2001 Northern Lite Queen Classic. 8.5 camper. North South bed. Lots of storage $13,700. ( 250)-768-9525 2003 5th Wheel Okanagan, 35.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, excellent condition, all the extras, large sxs fridge, 3 slides, corion counters, ďŹ replace, 2 furnaces, a/c, built in vac, washer & dryer, power awning, will sell â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;04 Ford King Ranch dually F350 diesel with trailer, 250-485-4260 2004 Arctic Fox 5th wheel, 26.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slide, rear picture window, 4 seasons pkg. pristine cond. easy towing, $24,500. (250)550-3221 2006 Class C Motorhome 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; low k, $47,500 obo. 250-3084747 2009 5th Wheel, 24.5ft, 2 slides, 2yr warranty, $24,500 open to offers (250)276-9360 86 Motorhome prop, 18ft, new upholstery/fridge/waterheater/ mattress/battery, many extras $6500 250-487-4306


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1995 MASTERCRAFT Prostar 205, 5.7L, 275 HP, excellent condition, open bow, bimini top, heat and hot water shower, 930 hrs. $12 000. 250-4931791 or bearend@vip.net 2005 Pontoon boat, 90hp Nissan fuel injected engine. $19,900. 250-275-4984. 25FT Reinell 302 Fordw/Merc leg, galley, compass, stereo, down rigger, depth sounder, anchor pkg, upgraded int, marine survey May 19/10 incl moorage at Ok Lake Pent $12,500 250-492-5266 35’ ERICSON sloop, classic lines, fast and strong, this is a great boat for both race night at the club and for the family as a weekender on Okanagan Lake. Our seasonal business interests are precluding us from using the boat so my wife says let’s sell her, and we will buy a bigger boat for our winters in the Caribbean! Offered at $37,000 including moorage in Penticton Marina. mailto: glenn.ross@shaw.ca or call 250-486-3848 kayak, 12ft preception/dancer, with paddle, lifejacket, skirt, air bladders, $150 OBO 250-493-1668

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Scrap Car Removal AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $50 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Sport Utility Vehicle 1991 Blazer 4x4, 4dr, auto, loaded, 4.3, V6, $1250obo 250-486-5390 2000 Kia Sportage 4x4, ps, pw + a/c. Good condition. 250492-6963 or 250-499-9776 2005 2dr, Chev Blazer, 65k, sun/moon roof, nerf bars, $10,500obo 250-497-8677

Trucks & Vans 1995 Mercury Villager van, 196kms, great shape, $1500. 250-493-4297 1997 Pontiac Montana van, 139kms, $3850obo. Call 250494-7784 250-488-2987 1998 Dodge Caravan, 260K, new transmission & tires (2sets) $2000 (250)546-8027 2000 Honda Odyssey van ,1 owner, 200,000kms, well maintained, $4000 obo, 250493-5593 2004 Dodge Caravan, $12,000obo, must sell! low kms, (250)492-8921 2007 18’ flatdeck trailer w/ramps and 10,000lbs winch $4500obo. 1992 Dodge Dakota 4x4 auto, sm block magnum, w/flat deck, fully loaded $3000obo. 1979 Chev Cube van, dual fuel 350SB, 12’ van body, all new front end, runs great $3000obo. 1984 Chev school bus exc cond, 427 on propane, new tires, ready to work, new alison tranny $4500obo. 250-486-6400

CARPET CLEANING VAN on propane, totally restored, aqua tech PTO system, ready to go to work, great money maker,

$15,000. 2505505550

Doug RARE FIND 1995 Toyota T100 ext. cab, 4x4, air, trailer pkg, 310k, first $5500 obo. (250)308-4060

Utility Trailers 1-Cargo trailer, single axle, 5x10’. $2500. 250-546-6045.

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

Boats 12ft Springbok aluminum boat, 4-seats, factory manuf., dept of transport labels, red side panels, looks new, dble chine, c/w easy loader trailer, new tires, boat cover and motor hood, oars, fiberglass boat seat, $2495 OBO. 250-5469665 12’ Springbok Aluminum boat, $1200obo, (250)462-6447 17’ Aquastar, w/Merc cruiser, galvanized trailer, canvas top, ski bar, $5900 (250)260-1954 1987 Larson bowrider 1750 4.3 merc, i/o s/s prop, new int. & cover $5400 obo 250-5429452, 250-558-1000 eves/wkd 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 1995 3man Seadoos for sale, used, $2000 to $3000. Call for info 250-493-1708

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If customer qualifies for either the Government of Canada’s “Retire Your Ride Program” or Summerhill Impact's “Car Heaven Program”, Ford of Canada (“Ford”) will provide an additional rebate, if customer purchases or leases an eligible new 2010 Ford or Lincoln vehicle, in the amount of $1,000 (Focus, Fusion Mustang, Transit Connect, Ranger), $2,000 (Taurus, Escape, Edge, Flex , Explorer, Sport Trac), or $3,000 (F150, F250-550, E-Series, Expedition, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). To be eligible for the Rebate(s), Ford must receive the following from customer, within 30 days of delivery of new Ford/Lincoln: (1) signed Ford Recycle Your Ride Claim Form; and (2) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to either “Retire Your Ride” or “Car Heaven” or “Authorized Recycler Drop-Off Receipt”. The Rebate will be paid directly to customer in the form of a cheque. The Rebates are available to residents of Canada only and payable in Canadian dollars. Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period to qualify for a Rebate. The Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. The Rebates are raincheckable. The Rebates are not combinable with the previous Ford Recycle Your Ride incentives in effect from September 3, 2009 to March 1, 2010 and from May 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010. The Rebates are not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). The Government of Canada’s “Retire Your Ride Program” and Summerhill Impact's “Car Heaven” Program are not available to residents of Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, or Nunavut; and, therefore, Ford Recycle Your Ride Rebates are also not available to residents of Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, or Nunavut. Other provincially specific rewards may be available in association with the Government's "Retire Your Ride" Program or SummerHill Impact's “Car Heaven” Program. For more information visit retireyourride.ca or carheaven.ca. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. © 2010 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. ‡‡‡See your Ford of Canada Dealer or contact SIRIUS at 1-888-539-7474 for more information. “SIRIUS” and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. Includes 6 month prepaid subscription.

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