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Kayaker capsized by speeding boat MARK BRETT Western News Staff

Injured and struggling to get to the surface from beneath her capsized kayak, Myrna Quinn was sure her life was about to end. “I was underwater and I could hear the boat bumping over top of me and the sound of the prop and I thought that’s it, this is where it all ends, I’m going to die,” said Quinn, recalling the horrific moments immediately after her small watercraft was broadsided by a speedboat on Okanagan Lake last week. “Hearing the prop like that and not knowing how near it is, you don’t know if you’re going to get chewed up or what.” Fortunately that didn’t happen, although the shredded material on the sides and top of the kayak are chilling evidence of just how close the danger was. And while she survived, she did not escape unhurt. The initial impact of the large motorboat fractured her lower right leg, requiring surgery which will keep her away from her nursing duties at Penticton Regional Hospital for at least a couple of months. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Aug. 12 on the flat calm waters of Okanagan Lake as Quinn and her friend Sheri Elliott of Summerland were paddling to Pyramid Provincial Park from Sun-Oka Beach. Elliott noticed a green and white boat pulling two people on inner tubes circling them and became increasingly concerned as the vessel was coming closer on each pass. “We went forward a little bit and then Sheri said, ‘I don’t think he sees us,’ and we started waving our paddles and screaming but to no avail,” said Quinn. “He did a couple of quick zig zag moves and then locked on and was coming straight for us. “He hit her (Elliott’s) boat at the tail Mark Brett/Western News and pushed her out of the way and then S HERI ELLIOTT (left) checks the damage to the kayak her friend Myrna Quinn was paddling hit me knocking the kayak over counterwhen she was struck by a motorboat on Okanagan Lake last week near Sun-Oka Beach. clockwise.” Elliott also vividly recalled those terrify- and I didn’t even want to turn around because of the kayak.” ing seconds before impact. I didn’t know what I was going to find, but Now, more than a week later the pair are “All I remember is this great, deep green I did. Myrna’s head was already out of the still emotionally wrestling with the same two V-hull coming for us,” she said. “I heard it hit water with her arms wrapped around the back questions many others have.

“I really don’t know how I lived... why I lived,” said Quinn. “I guess I’m OK now but there are moments when I still see the boat coming at me and just know that I’m going to get hit and probably die.” Right after the accident two nearby boats raced to their aid and one man quickly jumped in the water to help Quinn, who was in severe pain as a result of her broken leg. The driver of the offending vessel also turned around, and either he or someone on his boat called 911. “He pulled up and had 150 excuses why he hit us and said he would buy us 10 new kayaks,” said Elliott. “But I lost it and started yelling at him. I said, ‘you’re worried about kayaks when you nearly killed two people.’” Shortly after that the boat disappeared, but not before someone was able to get what is believed to be the driver’s first name and that he may operate a business in West Kelowna. According to Cpl. Rick Dellebuur of Penticton RCMP, the Kelowna detachment was advised, but despite the available information have not had any success in locating the individual. The officer is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or have knowledge about the boat’s driver to contact their detachment or Crime Stoppers. “What’s really upsetting is that he (boat operator) made no attempt to help us at all, he didn’t even say he was sorry,” said Quinn. “An accident? Absolutely, but it’s hard to believe someone could be so uncaring and have no compassion after what he did.” Both she and Elliott agreed it’s ironic someone could be so unaware of their surroundings, especially in light of recent boating accidents and the government push for greater responsibility on the part of boaters. For now Quinn is counting her blessings, which were emphasized by a gift of flowers from her sister-in-law with a little happy birthday pin attached. “I didn’t understand at first because it wasn’t really my birthday, but then I thought for a moment and it actually was my birthday ... I’m still alive.”



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Bell sounding for full-day kindergarten STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

The Okanagan Skaha School District isn’t expecting any problems with the start of full-day kindergarten at six of the district’s elementary schools September will mark the start of the phased roll-out of full-day kindergarten, implemented at six schools this year before being brought in at the remaining area elementary schools with the start of the 2011 school year. “We identified the six schools early in the process,” said school superintendent Wendy Hyer, who explains that kindergarten teachers went through an orientation process in May and June to acquaint them with the changes. “A full day is a lot different from a half day. In May we actually had a one-day kindergarten session on what does full-day kindergarten look like, what’s the focus,” she said. “Full-day kindergarten is purposeful play, it’s not meant to be mini-Grade 1.” That one day session was followed by a repeat in June to make sure the teachers were comfortable with the idea and knew what was expected of them. Hyer explained the full day is meant to provide more time to meet the learning outcomes of the kindergarten program, giving teachers extra time with the kids to accomplish the goals set out.

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QUEEN’S PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL kindergarten teacher Mary Hamilton flips the die as students Caileb Johnson-Fontaine and Emma Libby race to build their structures earlier this year. The school is one of six in the district bringing in full-day classes for first-year students this September.

“They haven’t expanded the learning outcomes, it’s really called a gift of time,” said Hyer. During the first year, Hyer continued, they plan to get the teachers from the six schools together on a regular basis. “We’ll get them together once

every couple of months and talk about successes and challenges, and networking around who is doing what, what is working well and how we can continue to support the implantation of the program,” she said.

“The whole focus of early learning is learning through creative play. It’s really around exposing children to social and emotional development, how to interact with other children, physical development, are they outside playing, developing motor

skills, learning how to use scissors or colouring books, all those little physical skills that help them get ready for school.” Another big part of the program is oral language skills, which Hyer said doesn’t mean reading, but speaking and developing a vocabulary as a precursor to being able to learn to read. “So the focus of early learning is being able to expose kids to those types of activities so they develop the skills they need when they enter into Grade 1,” she said. Hyer said she is getting mixed reactions from parents — some want their children in the full-day program, though their school isn’t offering it yet, while others whose children are going into full-day kindergarten are not as keen about it. “It has been a bit of a mix, but not a lot of feedback from parents to me,” she said, adding that the big concern seems to be how the children will adapt to a full day. But the experience at Giant’s Head Elementary, which already offers a full-day program three days a week, shows that the kids adapt well and like being there. “They’re quite resilient actually,” Hyer said. “It just becomes a question of structuring the day to make sure there is a good balance of things, to make sure there is free play, focused play, and having snack time and play time outside and those sorts of things.”

Groups divided over spawning salmon numbers STEVE KIDD

Western News Staff

How many sockeye is enough? That’s one question there seems to be a lot of answers to. Les Jantz, area chief of resources for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said that based on the estimated 250,000 Okanagan sockeye coming over the Wells Dam, there are plenty of fish to allow a recreation fishery on Osoyoos Lake. According to the DFO, the target is to get 40,000 of the salmon back to the spawning beds. As the numbers climb higher than that, it triggers a series of fisheries; at 60,000 it opens the run up to the first priority, a full 10 per cent harvest by the Okanagan Nation for food, social and ceremonial purposes. “Once we get to a point where the Wells Dam count exceeds 80,000 sockeye, that triggers discussions and potential planned fisheries for both economic and recreation purposes,” said Jantz, adding that despite statements to the contrary from the Okanagan Nation Alliance, they were consulted at a meeting in July. “Again, we were told pretty adamantly that they were not supportive of the recreational

fishery. We took away their concerns, had a look at the information we had available … internally we had discussions and decided that we would proceed with a fairly modest fishery,” said Jantz. Sports fishers like Bob Otway, who represents the Okanagan on the Sports Fishing Advisory Council with the DFO, had the idea the number of spawners needed was much lower. “There really isn’t anywhere for them to spawn, so you might need maybe 10,000, maybe 5,000 fish — so you have a surplus of 100,000 fish,” he said, referring to the run estimates that placed the 2010 Okanagan sockeye run at about 140,000. Otway’s comments came before Richard Bussanich, an aquaculture specialist with the Okanagan Nation Alliance, sent out an e-mail to stakeholder groups, trying to set the record straight on the numbers of fish needed and the challenges of managing the run. “Our habitat-based escapement goals tell us that we can put 80,000 fish on the spawning grounds, so that this population sustains itself,” said Bussanich, explaining the difficulties of trying to manage the uncertainty of how many fish actually make it to the spawning grounds. “We don’t have definitive answers, so by

pulling big triggers like introducing a management regime on this experiment could make it even more challenging to address some of the things we’re trying to do,” he said. Of those 250,000 fish that pass Wells Dam, Bussanich continued, a percentage will be spawning in the Wenatchee River and then, of the percentage that continue to the Okanagan, another portion will be lost to a variety of causes. Historically, the Wells Dam count has been used to predict how many fish would make it to the spawning grounds. Bussanich said this has been accurate in the past, but last year the predictions weren’t as accurate as usual. “We’re not sure why, we had a discrepancy — it was lower,” he said, explaining that only a fraction of that run made it to the spawning grounds. They’re not sure why, but Bussanich said there might have been several causes, including harvesting in the U.S. “Or did they end up in Osoyoos Lake and get cooked because the water temperatures were too high?” asked Bussanich. “There is this uncertainty built in.” Bussanich said they need to answer questions regarding harvesting rates and how many sockeye are being lost to other factors, like too-

warm water in Osoyoos Lake. Sports fishers have also been saying that if there are enough salmon for a commercial fishery, there are enough for a recreational one. However, Bussanich explains that there is a misunderstanding about that as well. “The use of the term commercial is a misnomer — the message that is getting out there is the wrong one. This is a demonstration fishery, a pilot project that was developed this year,” he said. That was to test gear types for selective harvesting, storage and transportation units as well as testing the market for fresh caught salmon. “The proposal reads that we have to prove to fisheries in Canada and other agencies that we can track product and maintain temperature controls for a safe fish product. If there were any sales, to provide sales receipts and documents,” he said, adding that to date, including the 80 fish distributed from last year’s demo fishery, they have not received any sales receipts. “This year too there was no exchange of funds. The fish from last year and this year — and we did the same, 80 pieces — went to local restaurants,” said Bussanich. “To date there has been no sales, it’s been all marketing and samples.”


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News Search efforts so far unable to locate missing plane KATHY MICHAELS Black Press

Search crews continue to comb the flight path between Penticton and Chilliwack in hopes of finding the four men onboard the single-engine plane that went off the grid Tuesday night. Media outlets have identified the pilot of the Piper PA24 as Rama Tello,

and the other three passengers as the Kelowna man’s friends and family. It’s not information the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre, which is in charge of search efforts, can corroborate at this time. But members of the Kelowna Flight Club are familiar with the aircraft, and its registration number — CFLQS — is clearly displayed on a YouTube

video, titled Rama Plane. The brief video clip also implies that Tello was a fairly new pilot, although Capt. Scott Cursley, search master and pilot from 442 Squadron, 19 Wing Comox, has indicated that may not have been the issue. “While the pilot had relatively few hours of flying time, he was known for being conscientious and

cautious in his approach to flying,” said Cursley. At this point the biggest challenge is the sheer expanse of land that searchers have to traverse. “The flight plan only states that (the pilot) is flying from Penticton to Victoria,” said Capt. Quentin Wyne, the coordination centre’s public affairs officer. “Of course that’s a considerable dis-


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tance and we have to search five nautical miles north and south of that route, in challenging terrain.” Further complicating matters is that the electronic emergency beacon from the plane has failed to indicate where the plane is — something Wyne said could have happened for any number of reasons. “It’s battery powered and batteries could be damaged if there was an impact. Or, they may be separated from the plane or it may be in a geographic area where the signal is impeded,” he said. Despite the challenges, Wyne said crews won’t be giving up on finding survivors anytime soon. “We’re always opti-

mistic, and we’re hoping the aircraft will be found intact with passengers and pilot who have survived a landing,” he said. That said, landing the small craft safely could have posed challenges to the pilot. “It’s rough terrain and it would be difficult to land an aircraft if you’re not able to be picky about where it’s going down,” said Wyne. The plane left Penticton at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, after flying from Kelowna, and was expected to arrive in Victoria about 7:30 p.m. The Kamloops Flight Information Centre reported the plane missing just before 10 p.m. and an immediate search was conducted by a Buffalo

search-and-rescue aircraft. Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, numerous other search planes were deployed, and Wyne said there were about 11 hunting for the plane at any give time. The air search is being assisted by the Civil Air Search And Rescue Association. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the public has been calling in tips possibly related to the plane. “Skaha Lake residents and Kaleden residents have reported float planes were seen out. A resident of Kaleden has reported seeing a similar plane bearing towards the Keremeos Princeton area but there has been nothing substantial,” said Moskaluk.


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City locks up Ironman

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The agreement to secure the Ironman Canada Triathlon in Penticton for the next five years has been approved by city council. “(Ironman) is a huge stimulant for the community economically and we should never forget that, we should never allow it to leave our community,” said Coun. John Vassilaki. A year-to-year escalating “promotion fee” is to be paid out, with the first year at $30,000 rising to a $75,000 contribution for the fourth and fifth years. Penticton CAO Dennis Back said the money is being raised by the community, which the city has a “non-binding” agreement with, to do so for all five years. In exchange for the promotion fee, the city will receive several benefits in return, including national television advertising spots on TSN, website advertising and promotion spots from Ironman Canada. Access to Ironman Canada’s 25,000-name database is also included. Advertising can also be placed in the athletes bags. The Penticton and Wine Country Tourism Advisory Council will be contributing $17,500 the first year. Back said the funds for the first year have

been covered with the extra money to be rolled over to help fundraising for the second year promotion fee contribution set at $45,000. The city will be providing $106,000 in-kind services, the same as they had provided in previous years. “With this contribution, Penticton and Wine Country Tourism is demonstrating to Ironman Canada that the tourism community of Penticton stands behind this race today and into the future,” said tourism marketing manager Jessie Campbell. Campbell said the commitment has been made for this years promotion fee and the council will look at their budget yearly to determine if they can give money and how much. The Penticton Hospitality Association, Downtown Penticton Association and Iron Club have also contributed. There are various incentive packages that start at different donation levels. “Having Ironman here keeps businesses and restaurants and hoteliers busy longer into the summer season,” said DPA executive director Barb Haynes. “We have reached the target for this year and will be well on our way to working towards the solutions to find the money for next year and subsequent years from there.”



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s the man heading the legislative committee charged with dealing with the successful petition to kill the harmonized sales tax, Terry Lake continues to show he needs to bone up on the facts surrounding the issue. The Kamloops-North Thompson MLA has been steadfast in his support of the HST — and just as consistent in stating “facts” regarding the new tax that are simply wrong. In a letter to HST petition organizer Bill Vander Zalm, Lake claims the provincial recall and initiative legislation requires him to wait to receive the 700,000-name petition from Elections BC before assembling the committee and deciding to put the matter to a referendum or draft a bill to kill the tax. Actually, the Recall and Initiative Act states no such thing. What the act states is that, once the chief electoral officer deems the petition valid, he “must send a copy of the petition and draft bill to the select standing committee.” New Elections BC chief electoral officer Craig James has validated the petition, but has decided against sending it to Lake’s committee until court challenges are finished. Lake should know there is nothing in the legislation that allows James to withhold forwarding the petition. The law states he “must” send the petition to the committee and Lake and the provincial government have an obligation to enforce the law by walking into James’ office and grabbing the document themselves, if necessary. The court challenge by various business groups (and another challenge by Vander Zalm) are separate matters that cannot affect legislative steps that are written in law. This is not Lake’s first error in HST interpretation. He earlier asserted that minor-sports organizations were mistaken to complain about higher costs because they would be exempt from charging and paying the tax. He then claimed the government could invalidate the anti-HST petition campaign by questioning its constitutionality or the wording of the petition. Lake was wrong on both counts. If this was baseball, Lake would be out. In this political ball game, his final inning just might arrive with a recall effort.

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ill the 21st century belong to China? For a while, perhaps — but only in the sense that it was said to belong to Japan in the 1980s. Looking back now, that seems ridiculous, but at the time best-selling books were predicting that Americans, not to mention the rest of the planet, would be reduced to virtual serfdom by the relentless high-speed growth of the Japanese economy. Then it stopped growing. Official data published on Aug. 16 revealed that China’s economy has overtaken Japan’s this year, making it the second-biggest economy in the world. This followed last month’s announcement by the International Energy Agency that China is now the world’s biggest consumer of energy (and burns about half of the world’s total coal production). Earlier this year China overtook Germany to become the world’s No. 1 exporter, and it now makes more cars than any other country in the world. Indeed, it makes as many as Japan and the U.S. together. It has more kilometres of high-speed rail, more mobile phone users, and more wind power than anywhere else. As long ago as 2007 it became the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The milestones are zipping by so fast it’s surprising that the Chinese are not suffering from a collective case of whiplash. If the average growth rates of the U.S. and Chinese economies over the past quarter century continue for another


10 years (around 10 per cent for China, and about three per cent for the United States), then China’s economy will be three times bigger than it is today, and bigger than that of the United States. That’s the magic of compound interest. Better start learning Chinese, then. But hang on. China is already the world’s second-biggest importer of energy (mostly oil and coal), and its biggest importer of minerals and other industrial raw materials. None of those resources is growing at 10 per cent a year, or even five per cent. If China’s imports of those goods grow at 10 per cent a year, then the share of other countries must shrink. China still has an export-led economy, and these other countries are its customers. If commodity prices soar because of ever-expanding Chinese demand for raw materials, then how will those other countries earn the money to pay for Chinese manufactured goods? So the Chinese rate of growth must eventually slow down — but when?

The straight-line projection of current trends would make the Chinese economy bigger than that of the United States by 2020. You can still find economic forecasts which predict precisely that, but it is striking that most of the economic consultancies that make such forecasts now suggest that China will not overtake the United States until some time between 2027 and 2030. That implicitly assumes that China will shift to a much lower annual rate of growth in the near future: from 10 per cent to only five or six per cent. However, no organization that is making a lot of money from the current orgy wants to spoil the party by spelling out exactly what might cause that sharp decline — so let us do it here. Back in 1988, the last year of Japan’s 30-year boom, the land in the garden of the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo was allegedly worth more than the entire state of California, but that was just another way of saying “unsustainable property bubble.” The bubble duly burst, bringing down the entire Japanese economy with it — and it has stayed down for the past 22 years, achieving at best two per cent annual growth and usually much less. The property bubble in China is reaching similar dimensions, with prices rising annually by 50 per cent or more in dozens of cities. When property bubbles finally burst — and they always do — they tend to do a great deal of damage. (Nobody say “sub-prime”.)

There is huge over-investment in China, often in statesponsored infrastructure and housing projects motivated by considerations of “prestige” or by the opportunities they offer for cronies to make large sums of money. (That is what caused the slump in the smaller Asian “tigers” like Thailand and South Korea in 1998.) China’s wage costs are going up fast, and lower-cost Asian producers like Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh are taking away the labour-intensive goods like clothes and toys that once drove Chinese export growth. The Chinese population is aging almost as fast as Japan’s, and China is as resistant as Japan to reinforcing the dwindling workforce by allowing largescale immigration. If the same inputs tend to produce the same outputs, then the Chinese economy is in big trouble. That doesn’t necessarily mean that China also faces two decades of less than two per cent growth. It does probably mean that it faces a very nasty slump in the next few years, followed by the transition to a permanently lower rate of growth. Not such a terrible outcome, really: it’s still an amazing success story. But it may threaten the regime’s survival, since its popularity (if that’s the right word) depends almost entirely on its record in delivering the economic goods. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.



Letters Bus ride a fright for disabled The ‘Friday the 13th’ Western News, page 3 article, was truly a horror. So much so, I am openly challenging Steve Kidd, Bill Barisoff, Dan Ashton, John Vassilaki and Manuel Achadinha to advocate safety and comfort on these new horror buses. Steve, you really should have contacted at least three or four wheelchair users, who are regular transit riders. Never write “a little more comfortable” unless you know it is a fact. And the rest of you men ... good grief. C’mon, get ready to prove me wrong and put me in my place. Theoretical designs do not cater to the physical and emotional well-being of wheelchair users. Period. Here is my challenge to all five of you: volunteer 90 minutes of your valued time and rent, beg, borrow or steal a simple manual wheelchair or an electricpowered wheelchair. Each of you should be able to physically navigate onto the horror bus (no cheating!). Park yourself where the friendly and highly capable driver tells you to — facing the back of the bus. Relax, with your hands comfortably placed on your lap, take a round-

Peachfest a hit

I was kind of shocked to read the letters in the Aug. 13 Western News, with the negativity towards the recent Peach Festival. First of all, I am sure that the no smoking bylaw in public places is coming soon, but like other things it takes time. Most of the people I noticed smoking would get up and go in behind the Telus tent, but with the amount of people at the park, I am sure there must have been quite a few smokers out there. I am pretty sure that until the bylaw passes, a few signs asking to people to smoke on the outside would suffice to reduce the amount of smokers within the park. I attended most of the events with my dog. I work full time so my dog is at home five days a week, eight hours a day by himself, so when I have the opportunity to take him places I do. I usually walk downtown to whatever festivities there are just so he gets a good walk in. I am sure that the majority of dog owners who are able to bring their dogs to social events have to have fairly tame dogs and realize that it is a privilege to be able to have them there, so I am hoping that most of them in the same situation as I, do pick up after them. There are always “the abusers” in every situation who wreck it for everybody else and subsequently the rules become very strict. I thought this year’s Peachfest was one of the best since I moved to Penticton in 2000. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold — kids, adults, teenagers and dogs everywhere getting along, The music was fabulous and the entertainment was exciting. Thanks for a job well done Peachfest volunteers and organizers. Ninon Smith Penticton

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trip from anywhere downtown up to the hospital, then Zellers and onto Cherry Lane and return back downtown. That’s it. That’s all. Now answer three quick questions honestly: How did you feel being the centre of attraction, with all bus riders gawking at you? (Bet you felt real ‘special’, eh?) How many times did you quickly take your hands from your lap ... and hold onto your wheelchair armrests? How many times did you lurch forward, and your butt slide forward, in your chair as the bus excelled from a stop position? (Just a tad startling, eh?) Physical and emotional safety is paramount, gentlemen. Comfort is a bonus. After just two rides I will not be using my bus pass on these horror buses until I can be assured I can sit “comfortably”, facing the front of the bus, like all other riders; and, I do not have to fear sliding out of my wheelchair, suffering both embarrassment and possible injury.

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In less than a month, on Sept. 19, we are honoured to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Terry Fox’s incredible journey on his mission to help find a cure for cancer. In acknowledgement of this outstanding achievement, our Penticton goal is to get 30 teams represented — so whether you’re a family, group, organization or business, how about starting to plan to come together (maybe even 30 people). Pledge sheets will be available in September. Because the Terry Fox Foundation contributes 87 cents of every dollar donated to cancer research, we once again invite members of our community, (as well as those from communities where there is not a run being held) to come out and volunteer. Your participation is critical in helping to make the event a success. Presently, we have the following scheduled fundraisers are in place: a barbecue at IGA, a senior’s mall walk at Cherry Lane shopping centre and a musician’s ‘Pick a Mile for Terry’ tribute at the Downtown Market, all leading up to the official run to be held from the SS Sicamous at noon (registration from 11 a.m.). If you’re an organization or business that would like to contribute your efforts, we’d be glad to hear your ideas and help put them in place. A complete schedule of events

and dates will be presented at the beginning of September. Also, don’t forget to check out this year’s great Terry Fox merchandise, including the beautiful 30th anniversary T-shirt, online at for just $17 (adult sizes). Just click on merchandise and remember, there’s no additional costs for taxes or shipping charges. We’ll also have a limited supply available at the run. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience at katlucier@ Kathrine Lucier Terry Fox Run Organizer Penticton


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Condos go on the block KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Deep discounts on the remaining Alysen Place condos units are up for grabs as they go under the hammer at an auction this Saturday. Homes at Alysen Place will be listed at up to 50 per cent off the original price, taking the penthouse units from million dollar dreams to projected selling prices of $479,900 to $519,000. An estimated price range for the one bedroom plus den suites on the first floor is between $189,900 and $224,900. The original prices of these 870-squarefoot suites ran at $435,000. “As of (Monday) we have 17 units,” said Wilf Lethbridge, sales manager at Alysen Place, who noted there are a couple of one bedrooms plus den and a mixture of two bedrooms and two bedrooms with den suites left. “It’s good for a first-time home buyer, or somebody looking at a second home. They are affordable and it’s a luxury concrete and steel building. It was designed as a luxury building catering to boomers retiring in the Okanagan.” Alysen Place, located on Skaha Lake Road, has been in receivership since the spring of 2009 after developer Jake Bergen ran into financial difficulties. Sales began in the summer of 2009 with discounts ranging from 20 to 55 per cent. So far interest in the auction has been high, said Lethbridge. He estimates there have been 20 couples a day on the weekends and 10 couples per day on weekdays coming to view what is available. Mostly it has been an even mix of interest from buyers in Alberta, the Lower Mainland and local residents. “They have great outdoor living spaces with large patios. The suites also have granite countertops, all

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the appliances, stacker washer and dryers and gas outlets on the balcony. The best thing is to come down and take a look. If buyers like a particular suite they can purchase before if they are worried about not getting it at auction. We have the estimated price range and we are more than happy to submit an offer in between those prices prior to auction. Cameron Muir, chief economist with the British Columbia Real Estate Association, said the flood of condominiums in the Okanagan could be the reason behind why Alysen Place went into receivership and now to auction. “In terms of the market in the Okanagan, it has seen a bit of an over supply in new condominiums and that has an impact if you have an over supply of new product on the marketplace. Your standing inventory, those units that are incomplete and unoccupied begins to grow and if they don’t sell within a reasonable time of course the

developer has to carry that cost and that can be onerous in some circumstances,” said Muir. This is the first auction of condos Muir has heard of in some time. He says a housing demand across the province over the summer months has waned as a lot of buying activity was going on at the end of last year and the beginning of this year. An expected lull in consumer demand hit and he said that likely had an impact on the Alysen Place project not selling out on time. Overall the market right now is considered to be in the buyers favour. “The supply certainly looks like it’s coming back in line in Penticton. The only issue we are seeing right now is overall consumer demand has certainly softened over the summer months,” said Muir, suggesting that the HST has had some influence on the decline. For more information on the Alysen Place auction visit www.

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BC Arts Council lacks independent voice STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Following a terse and lacklustre government press release about her resignation, former B.C. Arts Council chair Jane Danzo has issued a release of her own, describing her reasons in detail and including a copy of the resignation letter. Danzo’s letter describes the lack of consultation around the creation of the Arts Legacy Fund, the government’s rejection of the recommendation of its own Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services that arts funding be restored to 2008/2009 levels and the lack of a real arms-length relationship with the government as evidence that the B.C. Arts Council Board does not “have a voice independent of government.” “All these and other factors led to my conviction that I had to step down in order to effectively speak up,” said Danzo. The B.C.

Arts Council is intended to support arts and arts organization across the province and is governed by a 15-member council. Paul Crawford, curator at the Penticton Art Gallery said the resignation didn’t come as a complete surprise, that he had heard word that the council’s hands were tied. “It is a frustrating situation and they haven’t had the opportunity to be advocates to the extent they were supposed to,” said Crawford. “It’s really difficult, when you are hobbled like they are. It is a frustrating situation.” Danzo’s decision to step down and speak out will help in terms of keeping the public aware of the cuts being made to arts funding, Crawford said, but adds the provincial liberals might not pay much attention. “They will just appoint another one … they’re going to stack the deck to suit their needs,” he said. The provincial government has already appointed and interim chair, Dr. Stanley Hamilton.

Previously vice-chair of the BC Arts Council, Hamilton is professor emeritus at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, specializing in real estate and pension portfolio investments. “It would be nice if they could be out there advocating more on our behalf, but it seems the liberal government has them on a short leash,” said Crawford. “The only way that their public servants can speak out is if they remove themselves from their position. People are more than happy to talk on their way out the door.” Crawford hopes that news of Danzo’s resignation and the reasons behind it will help keep up momentum for the protest against the massive cuts the liberal government has made to arts funding over the past two years. “It just keeps that interest sustained … when people start flagging in terms of their political activism, something like this will fire people back up and provide more fuel for the fire,” he said.


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The South Okanagan Amateur Players are holding open auditions for their fall production of the classic crime drama, Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Ross. In addition to the twelve main characters, three small roles and several backstage jobs are available. The classic thriller was first performed as a 1955 teleplay Twelve Angry Men, then again as the 1957 film featuring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Jack Klugman. Its strong characters, tense plot and important social themes have led the play to become a popular teaching script in high schools and colleges. The original screenplay has since been adapted for a combined male and female cast. When the play opens, a young man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. The case appears to be open-and-shut but the play brings up the spectre of stereotypes of his race, poverty and youth standing ready to convict him. Twelve jurors, locked in a claustrophobic and overheated jury room, must decide his fate. When a single juror raises the question of reasonable doubt, the others are forced to confront their discrimination, fears and personal histories. Tempers mount to a tense climax as each juror is challenged to look at the facts without prejudice.

Adult actors of any age, gender and ethnicity are encouraged to audition. The twelve jurors are to represent a cross-section of society, with diverse personalities, histories and attributes. Director Ray Turner asks all those who audition to prepare a short dramatic piece (read or memorized) from any source material. The audition will continue with a group reading of the most dramatic portions of the script. Previous stage experience is not required; the theatre company has introduced many new actors to the excitement of amateur theatre. The production dates are tentatively set for the first two weekends in November. Rehearsals will run two or three times per week, beginning the first week of September, on a schedule to be determined once the cast is chosen. SOAP is also seeking people with construction skills to learn set building techniques and help construct the basic set for the production. Auditions are on Aug. 25 at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre in Oliver and again on Aug. 25 at the Osoyoos Art Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening. More information and an electronic copy of the play is available by calling 250-4983597, 250-498-7778 or emailing SOAP@telus. net.

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Events Aug. 20 — 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. Aug 20 — Penticton Arts Council presents A Way With Clay, an exhibit by the Penticton Potters Guild from Aug. 6 to Sept. 2 at Leir House. Soup bowls for the 2010 Soup Bowl Project will also be on display. Aug 20 — Penticton Chamber Theatre’s production of Tartuffe, which won kudos — best director to Josephine Patterson and best actress to Donna Lynch — at the O-Zone drama festival in May is back with two more local performances at the Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20, 21. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for students with valid ID. Aug. 28 — The Artists of the South OkanaganSimilkameen present Passion for Painting at Tinhorn Creek Winery, just south of Oliver. The show runs through to Sept. 12 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a wide variety of exciting new works, subject matter and mediums. Sept.3 — Get ready to laugh this summer with, Howie Mandel who will be coming to the SOEC for one night only, his sole performance date in Western Canada. Tickets available at SOEC Box Office, Wine Country Visitor Centre, online at or charge by phone at 1-877763-2849.



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n the night I saw Eat Pray Love, usual, she’s very, very good. Any perI was one of, say, three guys in former with the ability to stir hearts and a jam-packed theatre, surrounded by tear ducts with a half-smile and glassy hundreds of women. Why, I hadn’t seen eyes is a good choice. anything like it since… Roberts’Liz leaves behind flaky-yetWell, okay, since Sex and the City 2 good hearted husband (Billy Crudup), earlier this summer. then ditches flaky-yet-compassionate But here’s the good news, guys — yoga-loving boyfriend (James Franco), as far as women’s fare goes, this one abandons her successful career as an will hold your interest. True, it has author for 12 full months, running off elements that testosterone traditionally to eat in Italy, pray in India and love in curdles under (tears and, yeah, a whole JASON ARMSTRONG Bali (with Javier Bardem). Liz has her AISLE SEAT lot of tears), but it ain’t the vuvuzela reasons for every move, I’m just not of chick flicks. It’s like a Harlequin sure if I get ‘em. romance told via the Travel channel. You never want to hurl stones at Even when your heart ain’t into it, it’s always pretty any tale in which someone’s simply searching for hapto look at. piness — we’re all different, and we all discover it in The biggest problem, for even the project’s target our own way. I will say though, it’s tough to connect audience (hello, ladies) is that Eat Pray Love, much with this woman. A little self-absorbed? Of course, like its main character, doesn’t quite know what it but remember, this is a tale about self-discovery. wants. The film chases a happily-ever-after ending Still, it’s like poor Liz has an itch that simply can’t through four acts and — even though it pulls off a ton be scratched, which drapes her overlong journey of picturesque globe-trotting — fails to make huge (the movie clocks in at a mammoth 140 minutes) in strides emotionally. I don’t think anyone watching frustration. was expecting some magical solution to life’s probHaving your own issues is likely key to really lems or some all-knowing road sign pointing the way bonding with Eat Pray Love. to wisdom and inner peace. But a little growth would …not that there’s anything wrong with that. be nice — and I’m not 100 per cent convinced that Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Eat Pray Love happens. a two and a half. The feature is coming soon to the Pen The movie is based on the book of the same title, Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of a trip around the world Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the after her divorce. Julia Roberts plays Gilbert, and, as Okanagan.

Concert series wraps up summer season Western News Staff

Sunshine Cabaret wraps up this weekend with two final shows. Held every Friday and Saturday evening in Gyro Park and over the lunch hour in Nanaimo Square, the free downtown concert series has something of a Penticton summer tradition. Starting at the beginning of July, visitors and locals alike have enjoyed live performances in a range of genres, from Mexican fiesta, smooth jazz, rhythm and blues,

folk, acoustic guitar and more. The two final evening shows for this season take place this weekend from 7 to 9 p.m. in Gyro Park, in the 100 block of Main Street. Ari Neufeld and his band kick off the weekend on Aug. 20, demonstrating exactly what they mean by “full contact folk.” As well, the Friday evening features vendors on-site with a variety of foods and wares. The Curtis Parry Jazz Trio takes the stage on Saturday evening, ser-

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for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has the Navy Vets dinner at 5:30 p.m. with music by Legacy (Murray and Hazel Grandy) at 6:30 p.m. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke, food and drink specials. PENTICTON CHAMBER THEATRE has an outdoor performance of comedy Tartuffe by Moliere at Tinhorn Creek Winery on Aug. 20 to 21 in Oliver at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. L EARNING J EWISH CENTRE for Christians is at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has entertainment by Dale Seaman. PENTICTON CHAMBER THEATRE has an outdoor performance of comedy Tartuffe by Moliere at Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Performance will also be on Saturday. J EWISH L EARNING CENTRE for Christians is at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian.

poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef lunch at 11 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and singalong at 4 p.m. followed by karaoke with Nancy Browne at 6:30 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m., with all proceeds to fundraising. All members and guests welcome to come to hall on 1197 Main St. THE OKANAGAN FALLS Library located at 850 Railway Lane, has new hours. Tuesdays from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information, please contact Community Librarian Georgia Bruyel at 250497-5886. HOOKED ON BOOKS has five childrens’ authors for storytelling from 10 a.m. to noon. CELEBRATE THE C.O.G. Sabbath with visiting Elder Jeff Patton from Nanaimo and local Deacon James Ludvigson at 10:30 a.m. at the Sandman Hotel. Finger food snacks and fellowship to follow. Call 250-770-1976 for further information. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., a meat draw at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and music to follow with Buzz.

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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 6 to 13. For more information visit www. or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. 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. S ENIOR ’ S C OMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. 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 darts at 6:30 p.m. SPACE IS AVAILABLE in the Music Roots — Across the Nations program for 3 to 6-year-olds at the Penticton Academy of Music Aug. 23 to 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. Phone the Academy office to register at 250493-7977. Penticton Academy of Music has space available in the entry-level piano and keyboard group class for 5 and 6-year-olds from Aug. 23 to 27 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.



VIPASSANA and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE BAND practises every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to join in on the pipes or drums is welcome to come out. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

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entering Grade 12 at Pen High, said finding out she had kidney failure didn’t phase her. She figured it was just one of those things that the average 14-yearold went through. “I didn’t think anything of it until I was finally sitting waiting to be put under,” Deleon said. “At that point I realized I had gone through so much in

the last six months ... It usually takes two to three years to get a transplant and it had only taken six months for me.” After doctors discovered Deleon’s kidneys were basically non-functioning she had no choice but to go on peritoneal dialysis until it was determined her brother was a compatible donor. Although it allowed

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AFTER WINNING their second challenge, Melissa Reimche triumphantly holds the yellow Ooga Booga flag aloft as she taunts the members of Chumba Wumba. Saturday’s event was part of the Horse Survivor Challenge in support of the Summerland Rodeo Grounds.

help of many local talents, like audio engineers Jeff and Angela Hook. “Without a doubt, every single person I talked to prior to the event said, ‘I don’t quite get it,’” said Shaw. “But everybody I talked to afterwards

really enjoyed it.” The teams featured Gwen Shaw, Mikhaela Bakalos and Sarah Dean riding for the Chumba Wumba (western) team, while English style riding was represented on the Ooga Booga team by Tahn

Towns, Melissa Reimche and Jessa Barber. Throughout the afternoon the teams competed in challenges that saw them rushing to drag materials to build a shelter, relay race to fill their water buckets, catch fish, capture “large flightless birds,” collect eggs and compete in a beach polo match. While Ooga Booga took an early lead in the events, Chumba Wumba made a big comeback to win the day. “We’ve had riders coming up to us and saying they want to sign up for next year. We’ll have a choice of riders to pick from and we might be able to make the teams a bit larger,” said Shaw, adding that the training and experience for both rider and horse was also valuable. “Most people can’t walk over a bridge with their horse, let alone all the crazy things we were doing. “The horses just took it in stride, they were awesome. They were very tolerant of us crazy humans.” The event-packed day also featured live music, a scavenger hunt, pony rides, children’s games and a range of vendors, including the animal rescue society Critteraid and the Reptile Guy, with a dinner from the Carrot Top Diner to end the day.

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New skating coaches bring club excitement EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Glengarry Figure Skating Club hopes to carve a brighter future with new coaches. Alex Sergeev and Janelle Morcombe replace the departed Patricia YorkGillett and Darren Gillett. Sergeev and Morcombe are excited about the opportunity given to them by the club to expand and improve the programs for the club and its skaters. Sergeev, a coach with 14 years experience, said the programs within the club need to be built and developed. Among the priorities is bridging the gap between CanSkate to the club with a junior academy. That is something the St. Petersburg, Russia native said is lacking and is an area that places focus on first-year competitive skaters. He also plans to work with the existing club members. Another aspect he would like to touch on is a CanPower program for young hockey players teaching them how to skate properly. “I love everything about coaching,” said Sergeev, taking a break from packing up his family from Prince George. “Really like to try to make results. I try to achieve when I work with kids the highest level of sport.” Having been to Penticton to conduct a spring and summer school, Sergeev has been exposed to the clubs talented skaters. “The club has some strong seniors but the majority are in junior and intermediate level,” said Sergeev, who signed a one-year contract with the opportunity to extend it. The father of three sees potential for skaters to become better but also noted the club needs more ice time and intends to speak to the City of Penticton regarding that. He decided to take the job as he likes the area and wanted his family closer to the property they own in Tri-Cities, Wash. Sergeev’s experience includes coaching in Tri-Cities and Willinen, Germany and skating professionally with Holiday on Ice. He also finished third in the Leningrad cham-

pionships and eighth in the Cup of Russia Championships as a competitive skater. For Morcombe, this new challenge includes the feeling of coming home. She grew up in Lake Country while her husband is from Penticton. “I’m excited to start with something fresh and really help Penticton build a great club,” said Morcombe, who comes with five years coaching experience. “A big goal for me and them is that members continue skating through life instead of stopping.” Morcombe feels the Glengarry Figure Skating Club has lots of opportunity in recreation and competitive skating and it’s something she’s happy to be part of. She’s also looking forward to working with Sergeev, who she’s familiar with as she coached in Vanderhoof and they crossed paths at tournaments. Like Sergeev, Marcombe was a competitive skater until age 18 and continued a bit in college. She also worked with in ice dance in Vancouver. “I adore skating,” said Morcombe. “Coaching has given me a chance to continue being involved. I have always been more of a creative person. It’s also very athletic and very challenging to learn and keep up. I love the competitiveness as well.” Hiring Sergeev and Morcombe, who grew up in Lake Country, was an easy decision for the club after sifting through the other applicants. Since Sergeev had already done the clinics with them, they were able to see what they were getting. “Janelle had a wonderful interview,” said Glengarry Figure Skating Club president Michelle Tuckwood. “They were moving to the area. That helped. She knew exactly what her skills were. She just impressed us a lot with the interview.” As the club intends grow, both coaches will have a say in the direction while following Skate Canada guidelines. While there are some unknowns, since the coaches haven’t worked with all the skaters, the excitement for the future is building.

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ON THE RUN — Penticton’s Mitchell Walton of Team BC scoots past a Manitoba defender during Monday’s action in the 2010 Midget national lacrosse championships in Coquitlam.

Vees add alumni to coaching staff EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Michael Hengen manned the Penticton Vees blueline during the 2007/08 BCHL championship season. Now he’s back to help the blueline again, this time as an assistant coach. The Vees recently restructured the executive coaching staff, which includes adding Hengen, who returned to North America following two pro seasons in Germany. “This will be a good opportunity,” said Hengen, prior to a session during the Vees’ prep camp at McLaren Arena on Wednesday. “I’m honoured to be part of the organization again.” Hengen was in the middle of a contract negotiation that wasn’t going well when Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson contacted him to find out what he was doing. Hengen said part of the reason he’s looking forward to his new role is simply because it brings him back to the rink. “I couldn’t ask for more,” said Hengen, who isn’t


nervous about his new role. “I have played five years junior and two years pro. I can help kids grow. It’s awesome,” added Hengen, who has coached his entire life. Returning for his fourth year with the Vees is assistant coach David Small, who will now be assuming the role of director of hockey operations within his current responsibilities. Small will focus his attention on video breakdown, team camps and club logistics. Steve Cawley, a graduate of McGill University, is another addition who will focus his attention as the academic and mentorship liaison, while also assisting with statistical breakdown for the club. Matt Sells joins the organization as a video technician and will assist the coaching staff in preparation for opponents and breaking down previous game action. Mike Needham and Ed Lebler returning in the capacity of team consultants. “I’m excited about the number of quality individuals that we have on the staff,” said Harbinson. “Our depth allows us the opportunity for coaches to specialize in their areas of expertise. We’re stronger as an organization both on and off the ice moving forward.”

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SLICK SLEDGES — Olivia St. Hilaire, 9, learns that sledge hockey maybe isn’t as easy as it looks as she gets knocked over after bumping into the boards at McLaren Arena. However, after coming off the ice she said she had tons of fun trying out the sport. St. Hilaire was only one of the many kids out trying sledge hockey during the final week of the Xplore Sportz Camp.

Taneda dojo shines in Japan EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

A trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, brought out the best for members of the Taneda Dojo club. Thirty-two medals, including seven gold and 10 silver were the reward of hard work at the Chito-ryu World Championships in Kumamoto, Japan. Experiencing the culture only added to it. Emily Tribe said the experience was more than she ever imagined. “First I was nervous because of the culture,” said Tribe, who collected a silver and two bronze. “People were so respectful and the culture is amazing. I had a bit of time for sight seeing.” They also shopped as they came back with a piece of printed fabric from the Kimoto castle. “We were invited to a family house (of a fellow competitor) and were given kimonos,” she said. For Emily, 16, it was the biggest competition she’s ever participated in. “The competition was really intense,” she continued. “We trained really hard and trained to expect that and it was really good. It was a good experience for everyone I think.” Emily said earning a medal is part of the goal but it isn’t always the bigger picture. Competing in kata is something she hadn’t done and was “a huge accomplish-

ment for me.” Emily’s mother Elizabeth said the trip was incredible. She too was impressed with the people and the culture. “The competition was great, but the people were so friendly,” she said. “I can’t say enough about them. We were very well looked after despite the language barrier. It was great to travel as a team and represent Canada.” Ross, who returned with three medals, loved the experience because of where they were, the home of where the style they practice originated. “It meant more to compete there,” she said. After collecting her first gold medal, Ross felt motivated as it was a big accomplishment and it made her the master A champion internationally in her 50 and over age group. She also competed in the team Kata. Out of 17 teams, they came in ninth. Ross also enjoyed the trip because they traveled as a team. “We support each other,” she said, adding that her favourite part was training in a dojo and experienced a special class. “I enjoyed the culture, very safe and people friendly, very polite. Everyone bowed to you and acknowledged you.” Instructor Chris Taneda said it was a pretty good tournament for his group overall. “We produced so many medals it was really good,” he said. “They deserve what they got.” Read full story, including results, on

Lakers development focus for coach EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Evan Marble isn’t expecting the Penticton Lakers to be a powerhouse in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. That’s not the main focus for the rookie coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy’s junior B team that won’t be loaded with 19 and 20-year-olds. “For us it’s more about development,” said Marble, who replaces Alan Kerr. “Being we’re on the ice all the time, five to six days a week and in the gym five to six days a week.” The Lakers begin their regular season on Sept. 10 with a meeting against the Revelstoke Grizzlies, the 2010 Keystone Cup champions

for Western Canada. Marble sought players who can skate well, are mobile and have the potential to play at the junior or major junior level. As of right now there are no returnees. “I want to do everything in my power to make sure it’s kind of a one-stop shop for these guys and they get what they need this year and move on,” said Marble who was an assistant coach with the Westside Warriors. With the focus on development, Marble looks at wins in a different way. “Obviously you always want to win games,” he said. “With this

team it’s critical that we do work on development. Hopefully winning is a by-product of proper development.” When asked if he might be on the hot seat should the Lakers endure a lengthy losing streak, Marble said, “In hockey, you’re hired to be fired.” “You never know, right?” he said. Asked if there are any players that will make fans rise from their seats in the South Okanagan Events Centre community rink, Marble said, he has “no idea.” He has selected a group moving up from the midget level, which he isn’t sure how they will mesh on the ice. Where there is no doubt are his feelings about the season. He’s excited about the possibilities and that has a chance to shine on the ice.



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JON-LEE KOOTNEKOFF has become a favourite of the students at the Okanagan Hockey School during its weekly sessions. Kootnekoff helps the students understand how to become a better person.

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On a sunny Friday afternoon in the lounge of the Penticton Curling Club, Jon-Lee Kootnekoff begins his seminar with Okanagan Hockey School students by asking them to read Cherokee Wisdom: Two Wolves. Cherokee Wisdom: Two Wolves focuses on a Cherokee telling his grandson about two wolves. The grandson asked his Cherokee grandfather which wolf, evil or good wins, and the grandfather replies, “The one you feed.” Kootnekoff, who has a Bachelor’s degree in education, a Masters in Science and considers himself a life extension specialist, has them understand the meaning of the story. During the seminar he also had them lie on the floor with their heads resting on a chair to practice deep breathing. It’s a part of the seminar that the older students especially like. Kootnekoff, who has been helping students at the OHS become better people for 27 years, wants to get across the four stages of higher performance. The first is to relax and do deep breathing. He added that people have been taught to breathe very shallow. The second is to teach them how to focus. The influence of television, which comes at people so fast, has their concentration all over the map. “The third stage is visualizing using your imagination … what it is you want to do,” he continued. “Four, you want to anchor your feelings that you have for what you are doing. All of us are born geniuses. The left-brain came along and started categorizing us. Puts us in boxes. I was put in a box when I was young and was labeled as a slow, dumb Doukhobor. I was a late bloomer.” Kootnekoff, 75, has enjoyed working with the students because he said they keep him young.

“They have such great enthusiasm for a great game,” he said, adding that he’s not a fan of the violence, which exists in the sport. “The game of hockey is phenomenal.” What Kootnekoff helps the players with is stress, which he said hurts everyone. “We’re multi-tasking, we’ve allowed high tech to go quantum leap over high touch,” said Kootnekoff, a native of Mission, who played in the 1958 National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball final with the Seattle University Redhawks. And represented Canada in the 1960 Olympics. “Kids walk by people now, they are texting. The most developed part of a lot of the young people is their index finger and their thumbs.” Kootnekoff, who is in the process of finishing his third book titled The Yin, Yang, Self-Esteem/Love and Imaging within the Games of Life, said television takes away peoples imagination. “TV imagines for you,” he said. “When I was little, we studied Einstein and he said imagination is much more powerful knowledge. We have all this knowledge but we’re not using our right hemisphere and that’s what I teach.” Kootnekoff added that technology has separated people from writing letters and the human touch. “We have gone overboard with high tech,” he continued. “Receiving a hand-written letter has more energy, more feelings than you sit down and download. High tech to me is very impersonal.” The OHS continues to bring Kootnekoff back because the students love him. “Jon-Lee is a fixture here at OHS,” said president Andy Oakes. “He has a very good message for athletes and young people about selfconfidence. Oriented to helping in a positive manner, which is a great message for all of our athletes.”

The OHS does weekly surveys and without fail, the kids say Kootnekoff is their favourite part of the week. The younsters love his approach. He was brought in by OHS founder Larry Lund, who heard about the three-time B.C. high school basketball all-star through basketball while playing pro hockey in Seattle. Lund was looking to expand the program by bringing in someone who could speak to athletes about goal setting. At the time, Lund said professional hockey teams weren’t doing that. “What he was teaching was leading edge, it helped us,” said Lund. “That set the stage for us. Try and shape attitudes and characters about being a committed athlete. Instill values on ice that could carry onto life. That was the objective. He was a master at it.” One of the things Kootnekoff teaches the kids is that if they hang out with people who are going to be good hockey players, some of that is going to rub off on them. “It’s called mind mission,” said Kootnekoff, “Gretzky has three models who were Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr. He modeled the best.” Kootnekoff, who worked with Lennox Lewis in 1984, said he teaches what he lives. “I hope I’m the model. I do yoga, I meditate, I ride my bicycle,” he added. “I hang out with people who are positive and healthy. I had low self-esteem when I was growing up.” He moved from Saskatchewan in 1942 during the war, which affected him. “I was brought up in fear,” he said. “Then I found out what fear was. It was false evidence appearing real. Fear controls us.” Kootnekoff admits that when he started, he taught kids what to think not how to think. “We have to start teaching kids how to think,” he said.


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her first stop was in Penticton last week. She said getting to the see the projects first hand really brings home just how many benefits the program will bring. “There are so many economic benefits if this contributes to the whole region, which it will, and that’s where this economic action plan is even more important because it’s a region that is going to benefit from this particular investment,” she said. “The wine industry is very important to British Columbia’s economy ... definitely this looks like it is money well spent.” Other projects in the Okanagan that

received funding, but are not completed, include Okanagan Research and Innovation Centre to create a co-location in Penticton ($150,000), Okanagan School of the Arts to establish a training entrepreneurial development centre ($400,000), Osoyoos Indian Band to construct an enterprise park ($2.7 million), Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to support wildfire risk reduction and fuel management ($1,732,749), Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association to increase tourism product development ($232,800) and the Town of Oliver to upgrade their business area ($150,000).

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money in clear, simple terms, your advisor will choose investments that fit not only the purpose of your money, but ones that fall within your risk tolerance. When establishing risk tolerance, don’t feel obligated to choose the portfolio that could move between -10 and +20 per cent if what you really want is one that goes up steadily at five per cent per year. Define your objectives and your risk tolerance, and don’t just tick boxes on a questionnaire. Judy Poole is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 38 years involved in

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Classic Crown Victorias rolling into Penticton for weekend show ‘n’ shine The vivid colours, flashy chrome and sleek design of the 1954, ‘55 and ‘56 Ford Crown Victorias is definitely easy on the eyes. A “hot commodity” when they were fresh from the factory, Tom Siddon said instead of going to university and worrying about an education people use to spend their hard-earned money on the cars. Siddon added that he always wanted to sit in the driver’s seat of a Crown Victoria he could call his own, but could never afford it in the ‘50s. “They are a very special unique design,” Siddon said sitting in the driver’s seat, gripping the steering wheel of his very own hot pink and white 1955 Crown Victoria. “They’re artistic, they’re not just a regular old car.” In 2001 at an auction sale in Kelowna the opportunity finally presented itself as Siddon came across a Crown Victoria he immediately fell in love with. As a car enthusiast Siddon enjoys restoring cars himself, but he said the restoration on the 1955 Crown Victoria was so perfect he had to bid on it and fulfill his ‘50s dream. Siddon added that when he told his wife of the purchase she was a little bitter at first but he

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Ever consider Property Management as a future vocation? Locke Property Management Ltd. has an opening for an active mature Penticton resident who will make a long-term commitment to Property Management. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenging, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting. We will provide a training program in conjunction with a mandatory licensing course. Preference will given to an applicant who has an existing Property Management License or can obtain one. This is a permanent full-time position.

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D Starting wage $35K/year plus quarterly bonus D 6 to 8 weeks of training D Competitive salary D BeneďŹ ts D Paid vacation D Opportunities for advancement D Fun work environment 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

Required immediately.

Need a change of City? We provide: You provide: â&#x20AC;˘ Professional Atmosphere â&#x20AC;˘ A Desire to be the Best â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent Remuneration â&#x20AC;˘ A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customer Firstâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Product Attitude â&#x20AC;˘ Training â&#x20AC;˘ A Team Player â&#x20AC;˘ Support â&#x20AC;˘ Advertising Contact Sales Manager â&#x20AC;˘ Full Benefits Bruce Statham Ph: 250-492-3800 or Fax: 250-492-7633

Education/Trade Schools

PENTICTON Toyota is now accepting applications for a career oriented sales person. Must be able to be licensed with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vehicle Sales Authority.â&#x20AC;? Self motivated and goal oriented team player, mature and energetic with good verbal and written communication skills. Customer service and prospecting potential new customers is a deďŹ nite requirement along with a professional appearance, strong work ethic and computer proďŹ ciency. All potential applicants will be considered and reviewed in strict conďŹ dence for interviews. We welcome female applicants. Resumes with a cover letter can be emailed to or dropped off to the Sales Manager.

Trades, Technical McCoy Trailer Manufacturing Division designs and manufactures custom chassis, forestry & heavy haul trailers and is now recruiting Maintenance Millwrights to work within the production team in Penticton, BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Experience repairing and servicing overhead cranes, welders, hand tools â&#x20AC;˘ Preference given to candidates with strong electrical experience â&#x20AC;˘ Works well under pressure â&#x20AC;˘ Positive attitude and a team player 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 McCoy Corporation has a Substance Abuse Policy and we conduct pre-employment testing for safety sensitive positions.


Experienced Sales Professional

Education/Trade Schools

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 exp. in retail or food service. We offer:


Help Wanted

Penticton Press requires more people for our continually expanding collating department. We offer a very ďŹ&#x201A;exible schedule. Successful candidates will be reliable, out going and physically ďŹ t. Please submit your resume to:

Penticton Press 2250 Camrose street Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 Attention: Mailroom No Phone Calls Please

Trades, Technical McCoy Trailer Manufacturing Division designs and manufactures custom chassis, forestry & heavy haul trailers and is now recruiting Production Staff to Install the Trailer Air Brake & Electrical Components to work within the production team in Penticton, BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with systems such as air brakes, suspension, hydraulics, and electrical would be an advantage however, training will be provided. â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to read and understand engineering drawings would be an advantage. â&#x20AC;˘ Works well under pressure â&#x20AC;˘ Positive attitude and a team player â&#x20AC;˘ 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 McCoy Corporation has a Substance Abuse Policy and we conduct pre-employment testing for safety sensitive positions. McCoy Trailer Manufacturing Division designs and manufactures custom chassis, forestry & heavy haul trailers and is now recruiting Welders to work within the production team in Penticton, BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ 5+ years experience in welding, Journeyman ticket an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in production ďŹ tting and welding â&#x20AC;˘ Able to read and understand engineering drawings â&#x20AC;˘ Works well under pressure â&#x20AC;˘ Positive attitude and a team player â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in the trailer manufacturing industry is 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 McCoy Corporation has a Substance Abuse Policy and we conduct pre-employment testing for safety sensitive positions.

Education/Trade Schools


Canadian Institute of Natural Health & Healing. Accredited College. 1772 Baron Rd. Kelowna, BC. 250-868-3114.

Financial Services

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1-866-888-8681 $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll free: 1877-776-1660 DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

Home Care Companion nurse available for outings, respite, etc. experienced, licensed, registered, (250)770-0728

Legal Services ICBC, MVAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hr. Call:1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

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PLUMBING FOREMAN & SUPERVISORS 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. We are also looking for all levels of plumbing trades people that wish to advance their career. Please forward your resume to: 604-525-4744 (fax)

Work Wanted retired carpenter with 40+ years exp., will do small jobs or renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 250-493-1227

Education/Trade Schools

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Education/Trade Schools

Get in. Get Out. Get Working. Train to B Become a Practical Nurse Highly Successful Suc and Established Program Relationships with Potential Employers Strong R Approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses Call our Penticton Campus: Appro (250) 770-2277 Largest Larg Practical Nursing trainer in Canada NOW IN SMALL CLASS SIZES MONTHLY INTAKES CAREER FOCUSED PROGRAMS PENTICTON FINANCIAL OPTIONS FREE LIFETIME UPGRADING JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE FIN

Cleaning Services COUNTRY GURL Cleaning Let us do your dirty work! 250809-4314 or 250-462-2372. House/Commercial Cleaninghonest, reliable, hardworking. $20/hr. Ref.available. ContactDan/Amanda at 250-2763409 or amanda_hopkins@ MISS MOP Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

SPECIAL PURCHASE 1 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thick granite. Edging included. $69/sqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Limited time offer. Great quality, Great price, Great service. Professonal removals & installation. WCB Insurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, All Major Credit Cards. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-763-8303, 250-870-1577

Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/re-do, 30 years experience, 250-490-7573, 250497-6848 CertiďŹ ed & Guaranteed Drywall Services Texturing - Ceiling Repairs New & Small Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CertiďŹ ed Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678 For all your Drywall needs, boarding, painting, taping & framing. Small jobs, call 250492-5750


REG. 86844

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

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

Lawn & Garden Locally Grown Hedging

CEDARS 5-6 ft., other sizes avail. 10 for $250

GIARDINO 250-493-0007 149 Upper Bench Rd. S. Ready for Summer? Hedge Trimming, Shrub & Tree Trimming Service, Stump Grinding etc. free estimates, 250-4931083, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll eat the HST!

Handypersons ALL RENOVATIONS and home repairs, any size job inside & out. Ron 250 276-0744 HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-8099441 Seniors Discounts

Home Improvements ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 BELCAN Painting & Renos

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

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


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.


Required immediately full time receptionist â&#x20AC;˘ Attention to detail and the ability to multitask along with a cheerful attitude is essential. â&#x20AC;˘ Applicant must be bondable and have a valid drivers license. To schedule an interview please contact General Manager 250-276-1200 or fax resume to 250-276-1125



Home Improvements GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250-488-0407 MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all flooring, drywall, painting, decks, finishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767,, references available. Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Cedar & Pine T&G V Joint, custom sawing. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

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

Window Cleaning



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

Purebred Golden Lab puppies, (small) Ready to go, last week in Aug, $800ea (250)546-8999 TRINITY SHEPHERDS 5th generation, long & medium coated Shepherd pups. Blk, Blk & tan, red or brown sables, straight backs, old world style. All shots. Health cards. Wormed. View parents & grandparents. $500. Lots of references. 250-547-9763. WOLF HYBRID Cubs res. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

2 large burgundy leather recliners, 1 year old, like new, $400 each, 1 large matching burgundy leather loveseat, both recline, new paid $3500, asking $800, will sell all 3 for $1600 firm, (250)490-9576 BDRM set. 6pc Cherry sleigh, Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 BRAND NEW!!! Only 2-Left!!! $460 Queen Mattress Set $690 King Mattress Set 250-809-7733 10yr Warranty. We Deliver COUCH, chair, ottoman, $125, china cabinet with glass doors, $150, dark wood table & 4 chairs, $150, Euro Pro X sewing machine, never used, $95, 250-490-4717 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver NEW queen orthopedic pillowtop, mattress and box, still in plastic cost $1250. Must sell $350. King-size $595. Can deliver 250-488-4677


Penguin Mfg. 250-493-5706

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

The ultimate pet, the incredible miniature horse. Safe & responsive with children. Super low prices. Armstrong 250-546-9323. 250-308-2746. 5 minutes to IPE grounds.

Feed & Hay

ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. Licensed, insured and WCB, 20yrs experience, call Nick 250-486-2359



HAY on sale, only $6 square bale, organically grown, delivery available, (250)486-0820

Painting & Decorating

Livestock Shavings Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132 VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC

Rubbish Removal


“JUNK REMOVAL” CHEAP, OKANAGAN 250-462-3715 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827


OK Tree Removers, bucket truck avail, no job too small. Free estimates 250-493-2687 #!*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! Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494 250-488-6401

(Akbash-4; Golden Retriever/ GermanShepard-7) Friendly middle aged dogs need loving home, fenced yard, kids to play, must go together $200, only serious enquires; owner ill 250-770-8063 AMERICAN BULLDOG Pups!! NKC reg’d, $1100, abpups@, 604-794-3256 BOXER puppies, purebred, shots, dewormed, microchipped, 10wks old, $1200. (250)832-4093 Chocolate & black lab puppies $150-$200 250-492-2359 Doberman Pincher pups, lrg, born July 12, shots. F-$900, M-$850. 250-546-3798. Golden Doodle pups, 14wks, ready to go, absolutely gorgeous, 1 male and 3 females, cuddly, playful, highly intelligent, quick to train, non-shedding and hypoallergetic. vetchecked, shots, dewormed, $600. 250-838-9739 Enderby MALE Chocolate Lab puppies, non-registered, $500 (250)545-6785, 250-540-5344 Puggle pups, vet checked, vacc’d,friendly, outgoing pups. $500. 250-503-0629.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Landscaping COMPLETE Landscaping Services. Underground Irrigation, Sod Installs, Allan Block Walls, Concrete Finishing, Decks and Fences. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos. For your Free quote call 250-488-5338 . Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL! 5ft - 10 for $189 Volume Discounts Free Delivery BUDGET NURSERIES Toll free 1-866-498-2189

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

South Okanagan SEND RESUME TO Box 949 8907 Main St. Osoyoos BC V0H 1V0 BY FAX TO: 250-493-9305 ATT: Paul 250-765-4996

12x70 Mobile home $24,000 great starter or rent to own for $5000 down. 250-770-0827 Maytag white washer, $125, 250-490-4717

Building Supplies Steel Buildings. Summer Blowout Specials. 18x21 -100x200. Can Erect, Will Deliver. Source# 18X. 1-888-8983091.

Free Items FREE 8ft Okanagan camper, 86 Polaris snowmobile, sm childrens plastic slide, must pick up 250-493-6883 after 5 Office or Student desk 5ftx2ftx2-1/4”, has 2 drawers w/30”x18” left arm that can be attached 250-490-4885 Sofa bed, good condition, no tears, no stains, must pick up, (250)492-0892

Medical Supplies 4 wheel scooter, Panter LX4, $1200 obo, ($3500 new) (250)770-8023

Misc. for Sale 9 drawer dresser, high mirror, $170, 6 compartment dresser, $79, gentleman’s dresser, handsomely crafted, $69, computer business desk, $49, Casio electronic keyboard, $110, 6ftx6ft entertainment center (has it all), $289, 30 beautiful music box collection, $19 each, new 3pce Paris Diplomat luggage set, $79, (250)276-3808


Apt/Condos for Sale


DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544

Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage



Home Improvements

Progres sive Wages



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

Toll Free 1 1--866 866--399 399--3853



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

Excavating & Drainage


or Hands on, real world training us f ility! l l Classes start every Monday a C ilab Never share equipment while training av a Job placement assistance Full size equipment Funding through EI, Student Loans & Community Development Trust Fund. Call for more details. x Trainers with 100+ years field experience x Safety tickets available include: H2S, GD, TDG, WHMIS, OSSA, PST, First Aid #1 in the x PCTIA Accredited Institution Industry

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Excavating & Drainage

Excavating High Drive Dozer

Garage Sales

Apt/Condos for Sale

BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970

Home Improvements

Up to 35 Ton Machine

Sporting Goods AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! HUNTING RIFLES @ the best little gunshop around. Also: Rem 597 .22 Quadrail $599. CZ 858 $749. SKS’s from $299. Ruger Mini 14, $599. Glock’s from $699. SIG P 226 $889. Blaser, Sako AV’s, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick, Kel. 250-762-7575, T-S 10-6.

250-462-3715 Okanagan

Are you waiting for the Electronic Deer Chaser. They are now in stock again. Call Richard at 250-492-5874. Hurry as they sell out fast.

Advancement Opportunities  Incentives

Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School

AMPS, guitars, drums, keyboards, DJ, recording, PA & light systems. Sales and rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave E 250-492-4710 Hohner Ag Camillo Jr Accordion, peralized red, 12 bass in excellent condition., Asking 200.00 OBO., Phone 250-4983980. Music teachers with creative energy required for exciting new music school in Penticton, phone 250-493-5133

250-446-2400 Kootenay/Boundary

CHERRIES, peaches & apricots, we deliver 250-460-0302 Freestones Peachs, Plums, Tomatoes, Melons, Organic Honey. Delivery 250-497-6188 Trout Creek Fruit Stand now open, 6215 Hwy 97, open every day, local cherries,peaches apricots, free stone peaches, raspberries, plums, new transparent & sunrise apples, blueberries, blackberries, new potatoes, peppers, pickling cukes, dill, local garlic, beans, peas jams, syrup, honey, cider, hot sauces & much more, 250-490-0046

Permanent Full Time  Health Benefits


Musical Instruments

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!

Fruit & Vegetables


Oliver & Osoyoos

A-STEEL Shipping Containers/Bridges Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. Steel Bridges 20’,40’,48’,53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,550! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. China cabinet, glass door, 30x48x16, $150, 8pce dinnerware, $50, Viking sewing machine w/bench, $50, Vacuum, Tristar, $25, freezer, 8cu. ft., $45, small household appliances, (250)493-0066 enjoulyna_khoury@yahoo.c om / phone 778-439-2044 in Oliver. 5’ oval wooden standing mirror- $200/ electrolux vaccum $150/ energy star black water cooler, Greenway filter system $100/ springform single bed, dark wooden frame $400/Kingdown single bed, light maple frame $400/ black cast iron, marble Kitchen Baker’s rack app 5hx3lx2w $250/ oil core heater $50.00/ Granit and wood wine stand3hx5lx2w $350/ phone+fax $50/ Matag Heavy Duty Washer +Dyer 4 yrs old $400/ Lexmark printer $25/ 2 wooden book shelves 4x1.5x3 $50 HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

Misc. Wanted Wanted: Good working condition gas lawnmower donated to S.O.R.C.O. Call 250-4984251 We will pick up and recycle your old car batteries, stainless sinks, brass taps, copper pipes and wire, radiators, and other nonmagnetic metal items. Give us a call at 250-488-3499

109 Green Ave E. Yard Sale Saturday Aug 14. Bunk Beds, Tredmill Kithen and much much more. 1450 MacCleave Ave. Aug. 21, 8am-1pm, something for everyone, knick knacks, books, electronics, hardware, office, housewares 298 VanHorne St, in the back alley on corner of Nainamo and VanHorne, vintage items, household, dogpen, baby gate, garden and patio & much more 8am-1 Sat Aug 21st Antique items, some furniture, garden tools, fishing tackle, 12” meat slicer, electric scooter, much more, Sat Aug 21st 8am-3pm, 921 Dynes Ave in the back Aug 21, Huge garage sale, Legion parking lot, 502 Martin St. Vendors welcome, call 250770-8960 “A-Z” carport sale, Sund 8-2, 213 Conklin. Books gifts housewares, sm furn, rockwell radial armsaw, stove, xmas items misc bargains galore Back & Front yard sale, lots of misc., Sat. Aug. 21, 8am-1pm, 618 Van Horne ESTATE SALE, 4840 Barten Place, Ok Falls, Sat & Sunday 8am-3pm anitques, collectibles & misc


Is looking for High Energy * Enthusiastic People to be part of our

Misc. for Sale



HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Moving sale, living room set, couch and chair, 2yrs old, $600, bedroom set, chest of drawers, 2 side tables, $300, wood changing table, $50, (778)476-1998 SHOPRIDER Deluxe Scooter, new $6000, $2500 obo. 250808-1662 Used janitorial equipment for sale. Hot tub peroxide & much more.Eagle New and Used, Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-8339373.

Misc. Wanted


1 bdrm bsmt suite, new paint, new carpet, new stove, cable incl., free laundry. Avail. Aug. 1 (Ita 101) $700 1 bdrm near library, f, s, elevator, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now Sept. 1 (EFR) $850 2 bdrm, reno’d building and unit, corner unit, balcony, extra storage, on Dynes. Avail. Sept. 15 (Sun 204) $900 2 bdrm, 2nd flr. walk up, 2 bath, 5 appl., gas fp, near Okanagan Beach. Avail. Now (A350) $900 2 bdrm walk up on Green Ave. W., 5 appl., fp, no smoking, off street parking. Avail. Now (A421) $1000 1 bdrm +den on top floor near library, sep entrance, off street parking. Avail. Sept. 1 (ot418)

HOUSE: $1300 3 bdrm newer duplex, SS appliances, low maint yard, laminate flooring, 10 or 12 month lease. Avail. Sept. 1 (ot416)

TOWNHOUSE: $1400 Newer exec. 3 bdrm twnhse, near Okanagan College, 1.5 bath, 7 appl., 2 parking spots, unfinished bsmt. Avail. Sept. 2010 - June 30, 2011 (th487)

COMMERCIAL Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

Terry 250-486-0584 fax 250-493-9133

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



Garage Sales

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

FAMILY sale, 8am Sat 21st, 43 Granby Ave, tools, dishes & etc GARAGE SALE - 830am to 1130am @ 176 Forestbrook Place. Queen 4pc bedroom set, Doll House, Bakers Rack, Antiques, Lamps, Books, Books, Linens, Trunks, NicNacs, Indoor Plants, Kitchen Stuff. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. garage sale, Saturday, 9am2pm, 1764 Fairford Dr. Huge Garage Sale, Sat. Aug. 21, 8am-2pm, 1019 Lambert Dr. (West Bench) MISC items, good bargains, Sat August 21st, 418 Scott Ave, 8am-? MOVING furniture, household & misc. Sat 21 & Sun 22, 8am12 195 Greenwood Dr Multi-family moving yard sale, 20 Riva Ridge, Sat/Sun, 8am2pm, behind Ok Amusements Sat. Aug. 21, 8am-noon, oak table, ent. centre, books, barbies, bike trlr, 377 Adamson Dr. SAT Aug 21st 8-12. 166 Bankview Rd, rocking chair, kids, desk, clothes, toys & more TROUT CREEK - 905 STONOR ST.Yard/Estate Sale. Sat. Aug 21 8-1, Sun. Aug. 22 9-1. Furniture, sewing machine, hshld goods.

******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 186 North Fork Rd. Cherryville, acreage, 900sqft 2bdrm, 1bath house, South facing, Cherry Creek runs through back property. Beautiful Place! $250,000. 250-547-9821. perfect for small family, 990sqft home, 2bdrm+ den, 1ba, extra room in partial basement, 5appl., well kept fenced yard and parking, large wired workshop with loft, could be converted to living area, close to schools, hockey arena, not far from beach, $294,000, call Wendy, (250)809-8197

1 BDRM duplex w/ yard in downtown Penticton. Avail. Sept 1. $650 + util. ns/np. 778588-7442 1bdrm furnished, avail. immed., no pets, Secrest Ave. $600, (250)493-5136 2bdrm executive, very spacious, 9th floor, Lakeshore Towers, view, hot tub, sauna, pool, gym and more, $1450/mo. call Dennis at Realty Executives (250)493-4372 2BDRM, new kitch, din room, a/c, 18+, McLaren Pk, bus, n/s, n/p $900 250-276-0757 Condo for rent 2bdrm 2-bath , 6-appl, u/g parking, $1200/mo. n/s, n/p, 250-328-9443 DOWNTOWN Penticton, 2bdrm, 2bath, 5appl, secure parking, ref req, avail. Oct. 1, $1200/mo. (furniture optional) (250)495-2329 GORGEOUS 2 bedrm + den. Private top floor corner unit. Two extra large windows makes this an extremely bright home. Recent reno’d. Secure, close to shopping, 1 Sept. $899. n/s. 778.338.3688 or

NORTH Okanagan. Approx. 18 Acres Beautifuly treed, very private. 1000ft. river frontage, great view pure drinking water. $150,000. 1 (250)309-0280 WHITEVALE area, Lumby. Ready to build on this 3 acres. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 + HST obo. 250-547-6932.

Duplex/4 Plex 1/2 duplex for sale, 3yrs old, 1628sqft, hardwood floors, 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

For Sale By Owner IN Holiday Park, lg lot w/38’3 pull out park model. Good cond, asking $135,000 250460-2505 250-493-1780 large re-furbished mobile in Osoyoos, 1100sqft w/carport and deck, new floors, windows, fixtures, 5appl., private, in small park, near lake, avail. now, $69,000, (250)495-0575 OWNER Financing on 5-bdrm, 3-bath Home w/suite on 5.5acres in Enderby. Horse shelters, corrals etc. Owner will take property, RV, or mobile etc. in trade as down payment. $489,000 250-309-1506 RV SITES, COTTAGES- New, turnkey; beautiful, woodsy Okanagan Valley location. From $99,900. Ph: (250)7670190, Email: SPACIOUS One level, 2 bdrm townhome in quiet complex across from Penticton Creek and walking path. Open floor plan with covered private patio. Single Carport and storage. Includes fridge, stove, washer, dryer, and air conditioner. On bus route. 55+, 1 dog or 1 cat permitted with approval. $239,900 ph. (250)462 8716

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Mobile Homes & Parks Open House, Sat & Sun, 10am-2pm, 12x66, 2bdrm, new floors, cabinets, sundeck, sinks & toilet, walk-in tub, carport, asking $59,900, will finance, Dauphin MHP, #42, 778-476-5010, 250-486-2146 Totally Reno’d mobile home top of the line craftsmanship 50+, great view from sunroom. View on Castanet. Owner will finance, $69,000. Location Olalla, ph: 250-809-8595

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1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 160 Lakeshore Dr, Luxurious 2bdrm, 2bath, beautifully furnished. Avail Sept 1st, $1400+util. 250-487-1217 after 5pm

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Lakeshore Towers: 8th floor facing south. 1 bdrm, w/den, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, m/w, a/c, w/ammn. incl. pool, gym etc. Sec’d u/g prkg & storage. Avail. Sept. 1 $1200 incl. water & gas. Lease req’d

Aug. 1: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, F/S, D/W, W/D hook-ups, pkg, fenced yrd ...$ 9 7 5 incl. water Skaha Pl. 1 bdrm facing the Oxbow, F/S, A/C, sec. bldg. w/pkg. Avail. Now ..... $625.00 incl. water

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3BR, 1BA, Pent Lkfnt, reno’d, 1500 sf, hot tub, AC, NS, NP, $1700+util. Call 250 490 4730. 2 MONTHS FREE RENT 4Bdrm 2ba in Oliver, beautiful Commercial/whse/office char, rec rm, nr. school, $1400 or rent-2-own w/10K down spaces avail on Governrefs, pet neg. 1-250-704-6516 ment St., Penticton 5004 BDRM, 2 bath, centrally lo2200sq.ft, 250-493-9227 cated, upscale house avail. Sept. 1 or sooner. $2200/mo. APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited Call 250-486-3111 for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 A Kal Lake furnished home, Sept 4 – June 30 ‘11. Ideal for retired or proff. cple. 3 bdrms, 2 bath, 2 decks, private dock, ample parking. No cats or smoking. $1400 + utilities 5450642, country view home, unique OLALLA, 1bdrm mobile $550 custom built, 2500sqft, 10min (creekside), 1bdrm granny flat above Penticton on acreage, $600 n/s, n/p, ref (incl. util.) 3bdrm, 2ba, office, carport, avail. Sept 1st, (250)499-5160 porch, partially furnished, ns, Oct. 1 - June 30, $1350/mo. (250)492-8087 Furnished 2 bedroom Skaha lakefront cabin avail. Sept 114BDRM duplex, 3 BATH, two May 31 $895/m including heat/ kitchens, 2 sets of washer and hydro/water/cable/internet 1dryer, $1790. Separate en250-477-4419 or measton@ trances, up ($1050), down to view. ($890). 250 487 0268. Kaleden, 3bdrm, lakeview, large duplex, 4bdrm, 2.5bath, close to KVR, ns, $1250+util., all appl., newly renovated, ns, avail. Sept. 1, call after 6pm, np, avail. Sept. 15 or Oct. 1, 250-490-5867 $1500, call 250-490-1509 KEREMEOS, like new TownSummerland, 2bdrm in 4plex, house $1100/mo, Single family close to town, private yard, home $1300/mo. Both 3bdrm, patio, ns, small pet neg. 2000 SQ.FT building in Ok 2bath, 5-appl. 250-497-7172 Sept.1, $850, 604-764-9359 Falls/1000sq.ft apartment 250Olalla, spacious, bright 3bdrm, 613-2976 upper duplex, 1 1 full bath, PM laundry room, CMI_Quarter PageSummerland, 5.6875x6.125_E.Page 1 11/14/2006 12:36:57 800sqft shop, overhead door, block to downtown, 2bdrm, w/d/f/s, garage, landscaped, good exposure, office, washw/d/f/s, ns, np, avail. immed., no pet, no smoking, ref. req. room, avail. Sept. 1, 250-809$850+ 1/2 util. call Judy 250avail Oct 1st, $875/mo. 0728, 250-492-8324 494-9082 (250)499-5700

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penticton, 1bdrm or furnished 2bdrm near OK Lake, nice yard, bus stop, lease until May 31/11, ref’s req., $825+util. (1bdrm), $945+util. (2bdrm furnished), or leave message, 604-467-3928 Penticton 2bdrm, 2bath, 55+ gated, $1100+utilities. NS, NP, ph 250-770-1784 Penticton, 2bdrm, quiet area, walk downtown, 1 block from beach, large deck, ns, np, avail. Sept. 15 or Oct. 1 until June 2011, $900+util. (604)463-8101, or email: Rent-to-Own with 5K down: 3br Vernon home from 1550/ mo 4br Vernon home from 1820/mo 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565 SINGLA HOMES Brandnew units, 761 Ontario St, 3bdrms, w 1/2 basement & rec room, f/s, w/d, window coverings, 1yr lease, avail Aug 15 & Sept 1st 298-296 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 $1250. 998 Creston, 1bdrm. 250-490-1700

OFFICES for rent, large & small available, 166 Main, across from City Hall contact Russ 493-4220 days

Motels,Hotels MOTEL suites furnished $480 up. move in any time. located at PENTICTON & SUMMERLAND. 250 487 0268.

Old Advo-Care office, 333 Martin St., 700sqft., $800/mo. (incl. elec, heat, you pay phone), 250-492-3600

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

RV Pads $400/mo. RV Spot, Holiday Park, Winfield BC, for 5th wheel/motorhome. Max 40’ Near pool, hottubs. Electricity & cbl extra. Sept 1/’10 - March 31/’11. 250-819-1335 or email:

FARM COUNTRY RV PARK IN N. KELOWNA FULL HOOK-UPS CALL FOR RATES 250-862-7448 NEED an address for RV life? RV Co-Op on Similkameen river pay $55/m 250-462-9064

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NEWLY Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d home, shared $550 incl util/internet/cable, n/p, n/s 250-809-4162 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $500, everything incl., 250-492-2543 ROOMMATE wanted for 2 bdrm DT condo, incls, wiďŹ , cable, util, a/c, w/d, close to bus stops and OK College. $575 mo Call Tyler at (250)486-2318, or Upper ďŹ&#x201A;oor of cottage style home, private bath, share kitchen. Very private setting must see, working ft/student. $625 incl util 250-493-0028

Storage BOAT & RV STORAGE Large indoor facility, secure & dry, best rates anywhere, drive a little- save alot. Valet service avail. (250)558-3797

Suites, Lower 1bdrm suite, f/s/w/d, a/c, sattelite TV, furnished or unfurnished, Sept.-June, np, ns, $700+util., Penticton, 250-8095583 2bdrm, 1ba, Wiltse area basement suite, f/s, np, ns, avail. Sept. 1, (250)493-9357 Bright 1bdrm basement suite, avail Sept. 1, sep entrance, share laundry, quiet priv yard $750 util incl. 250-492-4482 BRIGHT clean newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1bdrm suite, great loc, shared laundry, n/s, n/p $700+util. Avail Sept 1st 250-493-2287 large ground level suite, 1km N of Ok Falls, newly renovated, great lake view, ns, $825 (incl. util.), (250)497-5658

Suites, Upper 2BDRM, near new. Quiet neighborhood, bright. Mature wrkg person. New appls. Util incl $800/mo 250-493-3428

PENTICTON 3Bdrm 2Bth, 5appl, NP NS, $1250 avail Aug, Chateau Village. 250493-5497 or 250-492-2070

Antiques / Classics 1955 Chevy p/u Collector plates, 350 auto, $15,500 obo. (250)558-8822

Auto Accessories/Parts Four very good winter tires for sale with rims. P195/75R14. $200. Call Emanuel at 250462-5874 between 5 to 9 p.m. One complete set of used Hankook wintertires w/rims 175/70 R13 82Q; one half set of Hankook wintertires without rims 185/60 R14 82H; $200 obo; will sell separately. Call 494-4311. Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;74 Double Eagle 14 1/2 FT Mercury 50 HP Road Runner Trailer Priced for Quick Sale $2200 Info and Pics at, 250-4884949 Beautiful 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sea Ray cruiser, loaded, trailer, moorage, galley, head, four and aft beds, $24,900, 250-492-5046 BOWRIDER Larsen 175 SX, w/slip Ok Lake, 97 in/out 3L Merc, covers inc, EZ trailer $10,500 250-492-4499 End of Season Boat Sale $11,500.00, 1996 Regal 17.6 Bow Rider 4.3/200hp Volvo Penta IO. Custom Trailering Top along with Sun Top. Complete with Yacht Club Trailer. Stored Indoors during winter months. Contact Dave at Valley Marine 250-549-2628 Must Sell, For fun or ski boat w/trailer, Best offer! Extras! loaded. ex/cond(250)260-1954

Towing Smittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towing, 5th wheels, or travel trailers, Big or small, we tow them all, local or long distance, call Ron Smith for a quote, 250-490-5996, Toll free, 1-866-322-7922

Trucks & Vans 1984 Chev van, 52kms (original), very nice cond. $2500, (250)492-4695 1991 Chev pick-up, 4x4,, short box, all options, immac. cond. Moving- must sell. (250)542-9245 to view. 1993 Chev Z71 4x4, exc. shape, reliable, ac, pw/pl, must sell, $3000, 250-4885963 1993 Nissan Red low Rider Truck, Low ProďŹ le tires, 5 speed. Nice little ride, very good condition. Asking $2,550.00 Please call 250 492-5506

Off Road Vehicles 2001 Honda ATV, 4x4, winch, extras, $2800 obo or trade for SUV, Also Camper for sale $900(250)938-0098 2005 Bombardier 200 Rally ATV, auto, racks, 2WD, $1590. 250-549-3557 2007 SUZUKI RM-Z 250, 4-STROKE, SCORPION RAD GUARDS, MOOSE LEVER GUARDS, 2-AIR FILTERS, CHANGED OIL EVERY FEW RIDES, RUNS GREAT! $3999. JEFF 250-938-0913

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1988 Plymouth Reliant K car, $800obo, new tires/batteryexhaust system, (250)493-3523 1991 Buick Park Avenue, exc cond, a/c, low kms, V6 3.4 L well maint w/receipts $3000obo 250-497-5666

1987 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Travelaire Trailer, winter pkg, exc/cond, 1/2-ton towable, $5995.(250)545-5959 1991 H.R 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. 5th Wheel penthouse. 5300 lbs. Mint cond. $5900.obo 250-460-0043 1994 Coachman class C 28.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Slps 6 with island bed. Flat screen tv, newer laminate, 106K, generator, A/C, tons of storage. $17,500 250-4934293 2009 Pioneer Spirit, 18CK, exc/cond, sleeps 6, 1/2-ton towable, lots of extra options, $13,900. (250)546-0533 9.5 ft Bigfoot camper (1983) fridge, stove, oven 2pc bath, Very clean on 76 GMC quad cab 350 c.i. Camper $4000, truck $1200 250-497-5269 Camp in Luxury! 2007 Jayco Eagle, 288RL trailer, bought new 2008, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; superslide, electric hitch, 2 t.v.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, surround sound, dual water heater, like new cond. Must Sell $22,800. 250-540-7695

Townhouses 3BDRM 1.5bath at South end of Pent, n/s, 1 pet ok, Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d $1100+util., avail. Sept. 1, 250-809-7804 4BDRM 4bath townhouse, n/s, n/p, close to schools on South Main, $1200/mo, avail Sept 1st, 250-490-9384

Motorcycles 05 CBR F4I - Yosh pipe, power commander, puig screen, sliders, fender eliminator, new battery & back tire. Excellent condition $5500 OBO. Leave msg (250) 809-7014 1999 1500 Drifter 60k, K&N air kit, Dyno-jet, Cobra pipes, corbin seat, new paint, etc. $5800 obo or trade for dual purpose bike. (250)306-8741 2008 Honda CRF80 barely used, $2000 80km on bike. (250)549-7003 2008 Honda VTX 1300, windshield, saddle bags, 12,000kms, $9500 obo, (250)488-2449 2008 Yamaha 49cc 200K, 85 Honda Elite, 150, 3000K, 84 Vespa- PGO 250-558-1483 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250, female driven, town commuted, riding gear (extra) $5000 obo. 2005 Suzuki Boulevard 800, female driven, access. incl. $5000 obo. 250-545-1562. $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

2001 OLDS ALERO 3.4L, V6, auto, 4dr, FWD, a/c, pw, pl, antilock brakes, tinted windows, hwy kms, service records avail, VERY CLEAN! Exc cond. $2990 obo. 250-542-6655 Vernon 2003 Pontiac Sportsman, late model, many extras as roller $11,000 as turn key $15,000 or trade for equal value (250)549-7003 2006 Chrylser 300, fully loaded, anti lock brakes, auto with interchangeable auxiliary stand trans. RWD, $9000. (250)503-0672, 250-308-6598 WANTED- 2000-2004 Mazda 3 hatchback. Must be automatic and have power options. Looking only for car in excellent condition. 250-764-7654.

Cars - Sports & Imports 2001 Nissan Altima $4300; 01 Nissan Frontier 4x4 P/U, towpkg, 6-cd, good tires, 220K, $9400 250-878-9413 2003 Corolla Sport 129k, $7900. 2004 Sienna 147k, $12,900. (250)309-1867 2004 Acura TL, great care, fast, reliable, safe, loaded,, black leather, 139k, 2nd owner, extra set snow tires, $13,900. 250-260-1638 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB 5spd $7475. 06 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, air, $9975, 07 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan, auto, air, p/w, p/l, $10,475. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles Lego Auto Sales, Vernon, 250-2604415

Scrap Car Removal AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $40 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

Free tow away and safe disposal of your unwanted vehicles no wheels? no papers? no problem! Fast and professional. Mike 250-486-4278. SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Sport Utility Vehicle 2002 Chevy Suburban Z71 w/tow package, a/c, leather & movie player $9,900. obo. 250-542-5032.

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1998 Ford 150 Harley Davidson, 154,000 kms, red, auto, power windows, power locks, 3 door, intaker, 22â&#x20AC;? chrome wheels, 4 spare tires with alloy wheels, 6 CD changer, alarm system, excellent running condition, $12,900, 250-498-7757 or 250-535-0724 2000 Dodge Dakota 4dr, V6, 4WD, $4,995, (250)351-0355 2001 Pontiac Montana, 7pass, 140kms, clean, sharp, maintained, silver in color, retired from driving, priced for quick sale, $5500, view at 1830 Atkinson, (250)328-0448 2003 Dodge Dakota, 4x4, s-box, red, ext-cab, full bench seat, 133,400kms, Asking $11,995obo (250)549-2185 2005 F250 SD, XLT, ext. cab, 4x4, diesel, auto, L/B, 200k $13,900 obo 250-503-4504 2006 Ford F150 4x4,, SB, 120k, loaded, very good cond. $13,500. 250-306-3787 2006 Toyota Tacoma, 4x4, 6cyl, 6spd, air, loaded, 59k, red, $21,775. Government inspected vehicle, Lego Auto Sales. (250)260-4415, Vernon. 2007 GMC 2500 HD, 4x4, auto, ext/cab, Sbox, w/remote start, $15,500 250-307-4379

Utility Trailers Commercial trailer ďŹ&#x201A;at deck w/sides & winch $4600 without winch $3800 250-549-2427.

Boat Rentals LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368

Boats Paluski touring single rowing scull: length 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;?, width 20â&#x20AC;?, weight 65 lbs, green top, white bottom, complete with oars, sliding seat & rigging. Great recreational boat, wider & more stable than racing scull. In great shape. $1,800. Call 250-550-7353 for more info.


2006 Yamaha 50cc scooter, 1600kms, whindshield, 2 helmuts & winter coover $25000obo 250-496-5904

2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 61,000 miles, transferable warranty good to 70K, sunroof, leather,automatic, great condition, no accidents $15,900 Hm: 250-493-6774 Cell: 218355-8840

1993 Sea Ray 220 overnighter w/350 Magnum Merc Cruiser, tandem axle w/Shorelander trailer, 235hrs, private sale, give away price, $16,000obo days 250-493-6791 eve 250493-7742 1995 Tige Tournament Boat low hrs, exc/cond $15,700. (250)549-1703

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Hoodoo Adventure Company of Penticton, BC intends to make an application to Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), Southern Service Region â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thompson Okanagan Service Center, Crown Land Adjudication ofďŹ ce, for guided kayak/ canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and rappelling/ top roping tour purposes covering various surveyed and unsurveyed Crown land and all of Osoyoos Division Yale District situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Penticton. Please note the initial proposal includes areas of private land, Crown land leases, and may include road permit areas and Forest Service Roads which will not be included in a ďŹ nal tenure document should one be issued from this application. Additionally the proposed trail networks are existing trails and roads requiring no improvements to the land base. The lands File number that has been established for this application is 3412085. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Adventure Tourism Manager at 441 Columbia St. Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by ILMB until August 27, 2010. ILMB may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website â&#x2020;&#x2019; Search â&#x2020;&#x2019; Search by ďŹ le number: insert Lands File Number for more information. For a copy of the area maps included in this application, please contact Lyndie Hill at Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.



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SOUTH OKANAGAN! On Sunday, August 22, BROCK FARM IN OKANAGAN FALLS will play host to the celebration of farmers, vintners, chefs, food, artisans and producers of all kinds. The event is a fundraiser for FarmFolk/CityFolk, providing an awareness of and appreciation for local food and agriculture. Check out for ticket information. Wednesdays through Sundays, visit the INNISKILLIN WINERY NEAR OLIVER for a tour of the famed Dark Horse Vineyard, and an in-depth explanation of the ice wine making process followed by a tasting of award-winning ice wines paired with food on the patio.

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PENTICTON CHAMBER THEATRE’S Moliere’s 17th century play Tartuffe, which won kudos at the O-Zone drama festival in May is back with two more local performances at the Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver on Aug. 20, 21. Both shows start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door or $5 for students with valid ID.

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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. There's plenty of Summerland's history and artifacts to keep everyone entertained at the SUMMERLAND MUSEUM and Heritage Society at 9521 Wharton St. Call 494-9395 for more information. Don’t miss the OKANAGAN FALLS’ HERITAGE HOUSE, open in July and August on Highway 97, and the T. Eaton pre-fabricated home, assembled in 1908.

SWIM OR FLOAT down the seven-kilometre River Channel, one of the most popular things to do in Penticton on hot, sunny days. If you don't have a floating device rent one from Coyote Cruises which launches at the top of the channel on Riverside Drive. Coyote cruises will even provide a ride back to your vehicle.


Penticton Visitor Centre Corner of Eckhardt & Channel Parkway

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 Two-for-One Tuesdays all July. 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.

PENTICTON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES, located with the library at 785 Main St., has a wealth of artifacts and information about the area’s history. Explore the latest exhibition, Foundations: The History of Construction in Penticton. From ranch to city in less than a century, this exhibit explores the builders and buildings that have transformed Penticton’s landscape, or check out one of the best natural history collections of birds, mammals and reptiles. Call 490-2451 for details.

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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 Camps for kids. For information and to register, call the office 250-493-0390 or visit the course listings online at courses/index.php.

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August 20th, 2010 Edition