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Canucks camp has city seeing stars BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
After hosting a five-day young stars prospect tournament, followed by a three-day training camp, the Vancouver Canucks ended their stay at the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday with a blue-vs-white inter-squad hockey game in front of hundreds of cheering fans, many on field-trips from local schools. “I came here to see one of the best hockey teams in the NHL,” said 12-year-old Joey Pitt, at the SOEC with his Grade 7 class from KVR Middle School. “It’s really exciting to be here because I get to see all the players I see on TV in real life, up close and personal. “It just makes me feel good to know that they cared enough to come here, out of their normal environment, to show us what it’s like to see them play live.” Pitt, who has been a fan of the Canucks since he was little, said his favourite player all-time is Kirk McLean, while his favourite current player is Alex Burrows. “I love Burrows because he makes you wonder how you can dangle your hands like that,” Pitt said. “He can dance around anybody but still hits and makes great plays.” While Burrows did not skate in front of fans, due to injury, several Canucks did including Burrows’ linemate throughout most of last season, 2009/10 league MVP and top points-getter Henrik Sedin. “What a great place to come,” Sedin said of Penticton. “To be in a place like this where everyone shows up and they want us to be here and they cheer us on was great. We couldn’t have asked for more. “We met a lot of new faces and we really came together quickly as a team here, so it has been a lot of fun for us.” While in Penticton, the elder twin by six minutes, along with several other Canucks, got some golf in at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. “I played twice. I did so-so,” said Sedin with a smile. “It was more fun than good (golf play) but it was awesome to be out there. And they took care of us extremely well and I’m sure we are going to come back if we come up for something else. “(Penticton) is a beautiful place and I can see why a lot of people come here in the summertime.” Sedin said that the great reception from fans and beautiful, if a little wet, scenery were matched by the great facilities at the SOEC, a sentiment shared by several in the organization, including team coach Alain Vigneault. “I think it is an outstanding facility, especially for a city that doesn’t even have a major-junior team,” Vigneault told a
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VANCOUVER CANUCK Daniel Sedin signs an autograph for a young fan following one of the NHL team’s training camp sessions at the South Okanagan Events Centre on the weekend. Local residents had a chance to see some of their favorite Canucks in action during the three-day camp.
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Arrest brings relief to injured kayaker MARK BRETT Western News Staff
The local kayaker seriously injured when she was run over by a motorboat expressed her satisfaction this week with the arrest of the vessel’s alleged operator. “Yes I’m absolutely happy they were finally able to get somebody — just for accountability and responsibility,” said Myrna Quinn, who was paddling to Pyramid Provincial Park from Sun-Oka Beach on Okanagan Lake the afternoon of Aug. 12 when the accident happened. “People should be responsible and accountable when they do things and that’s the part I’m happy about.” According to Sgt. Rick Dellebuur of the Penticton RCMP, charges of dangerous operation of a vessel causing bodily harm and failing to remain at the scene of an accident were recommended to Crown to be brought against the 58-year-old unidentified West Kelowna man thought to have been in the driver’s seat. He has since been released and is scheduled to appear in Penticton Provincial Court on Oct. 27 at which time formal charges are expected to be filed. “The arrest gives me a sense of closure as well,” said Quinn. This was actually the first of two, similar injury-accidents on the lake during the month. The other also involved a kayaker
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SHERI ELLIOTT (left) checks the damage to the kayak her friend Myrna Quinn was paddling when she was struck by a motorboat on Okanagan Lake in August. A West Kelowna man was recently arrested in connection with the incident.
and motorboat near Peachland which landed a West Kelowna man in hospital with internal injuries and lacerations from the boat’s propeller . In that case the boat operator did stay to assist the victim. There is no word yet about any charges in the matter.
In the Quinn accident, the impact of the larger vessel hitting her kayak resulted in a broken tibia. However, luckily the propeller narrowly missed her leaving deep gouges in the watercraft’s hard, outer shell. She and friend Sheri Elliott of Summerland were returning to the
park after a day on the water when the accident happened. It was Elliott who first noticed the boat circling around their location, and when it began coming directly at them she realized the operator apparently did not see the kayaks. After alerting her companion the
pair began waving their paddlers and yelling, but the vessel did not change course. Elliott’s kayak was just ahead of Quinn and was pushed out of the way, but the other kayak capsized, sending the woman into the water as the motorboat continued on over top of her. Shortly after the accident Quinn recalled hearing the noise of the propeller going by and still believes she is fortunate to be alive. “I really don’t know how I lived ... why I lived,” she said at the time. Two nearby boats raced to their aid, one man jumping in the water to help Quinn. According to police, the operator of the offending vessel did not provide a legal name before leaving the scene. Quinn added she had given police considerable information as to the man’s identity and whereabouts but officers did not have any success in the case until recently. She’s hopeful the incidents and any charges will be a wake-up call not only to people with motorboats but paddle pushers as well. “It will certainly bring awareness to boaters and absolutely to kayakers and canoeists to make sure they are really bright and can be seen in the water,” said Quinn. “Especially with the two accidents. Scary accidents. I really think people will be much more aware out there.”
Regional district slashes seven positions to cut costs KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
Seven positions have been eliminated in the regional district after recommendations were adopted by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. An operational audit process that commenced in June recommended the reduction of a manager, a confidential exclusion position and five union positions. Three other senior management positions were eliminated in 2009. “Sometimes we must make hard decisions and these were hard decisions for the board,” said board chair Dan Ashton. “For the benefit of those we serve, we need to move towards a more responsive, productive and fiscally responsive organization.”
Three of the discontinued positions are vacant through attrition and the incumbents of others have been notified that their positions will expire over the course of the next six months. The audit primarily addresses how the organization can adopt a culture of continuous improvement and offer better service. The net financial impact of the reorganization to the taxpayers of the regional district is estimated at $470,000 per year. The RDOS employs about 65 full-time staff. The positions eliminated include the air quality program co-ordinator, manager of engineering, project engineer, human resources advisor, an accountant, environmental planner and a few part-time jobs. “The board intends to proceed with the recommendations of the plan in a professional manner, knowing the hardship this will cause those
affected,” added Ashton. The audit, which rings similar to the core services review conducted at the City of Penticton where 10 city staff positions were terminated to bring an annual saving to the city of about $70,000, is different according to the board chair. “This is totally different from Penticton. Penticton was a core services review, this is an operational audit where we looked at the operations of every department ... this was an in-depth audit conducted not only by the CAO Bill Newell but the department managers. This is a more substantial and in-depth report than what the city had done and it was conducted internally rather than through a consultant,” said Ashton. The board chair said the RDOS is going through a “cultural shift” and the audit will be a continual process where they will implement all
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News Phillip re-elected to ﬁfth term STEVE KIDD Western News Staff
It looks like Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will remain a busy man for some time to come. Last week, at the 42nd annual general assembly of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in Vancouver, Phillip was elected to a fifth consecutive term as the president of the organization. “I’m still just as busy as ever,” said Phillip. In the days since the election and closing of the AGA last Friday, he has already been to several events, including a trip to Victoria to support the Treaty 8 opposition to the Site “C” dam and a prayer vigil for the missing and murdered women from Vancouver’s East Side as well as a return to the Okanagan to share in the annual salmon feast at Okanagan Falls on Saturday. Representatives from 99 communities came together last week during the UBCIC assembly to vote on the leadership, which was being contested Phillip and Chief Wayne Christian of the Splats’in First Nation in the Shuswap. “This was without question a very important election. It was followed very closely by both levels of government, by business and industry, given the tensions that continue to increase in the province, vis a vis the unresolved title issue,” he said. “I’m just glad that we came through that and we’re looking forward to
another three-year term to carry on with our work. I’m pretty happy with the outcome.” That outcome, Phillip Phillip said, shows support for his focus on unity and inclusivity to work together on issues facing B.C. First Nations, citing the Embridge pipeline as an example. “The fact we had 99 First Nations communities reflected in the voter’s list is, in my humble opinion, clear evidence that our communities are ready to come together and work together,” he said. “When I started out as president of the UBCIC 12 years ago, there were 31 electors. So we have tripled our membership and we continue to grow. I believe it is a response to the collective approach, the unity and solidarity that is building across the province.” In 2005 a leadership accord was signed that Phillip calls a significant breakthrough in native politics within B.C. “After countless years of political infighting, we singed off on this political accord … that committed the UBCIC and First Nations Summit and the B.C. Assembly of First Nations to come together
and commit to working on issues of common concern,” said Phillip. “In my view, the outcome of the election endorses the collective approach that is reflected in the leadership accord. We have committed to a new approach, a united approach for several years now. “I strongly support unity and reconciliation. It has been my approach for many years now.” Using the recent blockade of logging in the Brown’s Creek watershed by the Okanagan Indian Band (Vernon) as an example, Phillip explained his commitment to staying involved with the communities he serves. “I spent a lot of time in the camp up the hill freezing my butt off and that is just my style. I believe in inclusivity, unity and solidarity,” he said. “It has been my practice to go out to the front lines, so to speak, into the communities and I’ve been doing that for over 30 years now. “Many, many communities came to the election to express their appreciation of those long years of support on various issues going back many years.” Phillip also mentions the unwavering support he received from the Okanagan as helping bolster his re-election campaign. “I enjoyed full support, both at the band level in Penticton as well as at the nation level,” he said. “I shall be forever grateful for that strong support.”
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BC Liberal MLA John Slater thinks he is probably going to have a from-the-trenches political ground war on his hands in the not so distant future. As the provincial representative for BoundarySimilkameen, Slater has been appearing in Fight HST organizers Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney’s hit-lists all summer long due to the high number of signatures to repeal the HST the group gathered in his riding. So, it came as little surprise to Slater when the group announced that his name is, yet again, included on a list of 18 MLAs that the two will possibly target with recall, this time after seven weeks of pure politically gimmickry in a process called MLA Survivor Recall — Vote Them Off the Island. Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff is also included in the list. The reality-television-like campaign will pit antiHST riding organizers against each other each week, competing to see which ridings can sign up the most recall canvassers between Sept. 27 and Nov. 15, the first day recalls can begin. At the end of the process, the top three riding organizers with the most canvassers will get to conduct their recalls first under the Fight HST banner, with more recalls launching every month in order. Vander Zalm said Monday MLA Survivor Recall will end either when enough Liberal MLAs have been recalled to bring down the government or when Premier Gordon Campbell agrees to hold the 50-per-cent-plusone referendum this year, instead of its current scheduled date of Sept. 24, 2011, and that the referendum be legally binding under the Referendum Act, with regulated campaign spending and a question drafted by Elections BC and approved by Fight HST. Speaking with the Western News prior to the Survivor announcement, Slater said that he does not believe Fight HST will be able to recall enough Liberal MLAs to bring down the government, although he does think they could
possibly recall two or three, one of which could be him. “My vulnerability to recall is pretty high right now,” said Slater. “I know that 20 per cent of my constituents are anti-HST but a lot of them were misinformed. A lot of them were told ... false information. “It’s my job to convince the Slater residents here in the area that I am working for them. I am going to have to work my butt off to make sure that I convinced the majority of the people here that I (am doing that).” Slater said that recently he has had several constituents who signed the petition tell him that they regretted doing so, partly, he said, because they received misinformation from people opposed to the tax and partly because of the manner in which the government he belongs to introduced and explained the tax. “The way it happened was not very astute. I found out about the HST two days before the rest of British Columbia and if I had had it my way, I would have made sure that we had more input from the public (before bringing it in),” said Slater. “The bottom line is that we have done a terrible job as government getting the correct information out there. There is no doubt about that ... But you can’t go back, so we are moving forward to make sure everybody is aware of (how the HST works) and what the ramifications are if we don’t do it. “My gut feeling is that when people (who currently disapprove of the HST) have had a certain amount of months to absorb what the HST is and they have gotten their rebate checks; looked at the actual cost to them on a monthly basis; looked at their income tax from 10 years ago compared to now; and looked at how the tax affects the cash flow for government and the services it provides (they will change their minds).”
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Trees spared BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
The City of Penticton has decided not to remove 11 trees from Okanagan Lake beach in order to build a new walkway. Instead, only four of a possible 18 trees will be removed from the construction area, Coun. Mike Pearce said at Monday night’s council meeting, three of which would have had to be removed anyway because of disease. “Only one is being moved aside as a result of the construction,” explained Pearce. “People will have their shade and windbreak.” There will also be additional trees and foliage planted, Pearce confirmed, although how much has yet to be determined. Mayor Dan Ashton said the decision to reduce the amount of trees marked for removal came after city staff and council alike received several complaints. “The community has had some concerns and staff proactively went back and said what can we do with these trees,” said Ashton. “(Some) of the trees are very mature trees in a lot of ways. So we’re being proactive by planting additional trees so that in the future if there is a removal ... we will have shade there (because) that is one of the most important things.” Pearce said construction on the new walkway, which will stretch west from the big peach halfway to Power Street, is slated to begin sometime in the next five weeks and is to be finished before next May. The project is meant to be part of a long-term vision to develop an enhanced continuos walkway along the beach all the way to the SS Sicamous. A staff report on the project said the existing walkway in the area is inadequate and undersized to accommodate the large number of people using the space. When finished, the new promenade will be multiuse and four metres wide, with increased access and views to the waterfront, including wooden viewing platforms over the water with benches.
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mation age. Nobody knows anything any more. Political polling numbers reflect the same misinformed anger. Every legally available government record has been scoured for evidence that Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen secretly planned the HST before last year’s election. None has been found. Their postelection decision to grab for the HST transition fund in a crumbling economy was hasty and clumsy, but on the actual evidence, it wasn’t a lie. Some readers continue to heap scorn on me for pointing this out. I wish they could have seen Bill Vander Zalm’s latest performance, when he
stomped out of the legislature committee meeting that chose the referendum route last week. Ranting for the TV cameras, Vander Zalm denounced the B.C. Liberal committee members as liars too. What were their lies, one reporter asked. Vander Zalm could only sputter that SurreyTynehead MLA Dave Hayer had said he supported going to referendum because it’s a democratic choice. As for the NDP, it’s now even clearer that they’re just posturing against the HST the way they did against the carbon tax. Their latest suggestion that Campbell should go cap in hand to the federal government, asking it to bail out B.C. by reversing the HST and forgiving the $1.6 billion transition fund, is a childish fantasy. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston made another embarrassing admission last week. He and his colleagues collected signatures in support of Vander Zalm’s “HST Extinguishment Act,” without giving much thought to its demand that the tax be scrapped and every person in
B.C. be paid back for their incremental sales tax costs. Ralston now admits it would be all but impossible to calculate, much less pay everyone’s refund. He suggested the refunds could be estimated for various income levels, and Ottawa could be asked to pitch in for that too. Sure, they can just print some more money and ship it out west. Reporters tried to pin Hansen down last week on the issue of paying HST refunds if the tax is abandoned. He stopped short of ruling it out entirely, but after Campbell’s bold gamble to lower the bar for the referendum to 50 per cent, it’s clear there can be no refunds, estimated or otherwise. To commit to refunds now would be to send a clear message to voters ahead of the referendum on Sept. 24, 2011: get out and vote “No” to the HST and the B.C. government will send you a nice cheque. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
Summerland needs a plan B for RCMP detachment In 2008 the citizens of Summerland overwhelmingly signed an alternative approval process petition resulting in municipal staff and council formulating a plan B for road and roundabouts in Summerland. Had the citizens of Summerlandnotdemanded a plan B by signing the alternative referendum in 2008, the average citizen would have been charged $130 per year or $2,600 for 20 years. After finding a plan B, council and staff received $3 million from the federal and provincial governments. The result was about $30 a year for the average taxpayer or $600 for 20 years, a savings of $2,000. Without the referendum being turned down, there would not have been a plan B. In 2008, the people of Summerland knew that the proposal to borrow $5 million was not good for
Summerland. In 2010, the citizens of Summerland are once again being asked to consider a proposal that increases our debt and taxes. Buzz Smith’s number of 12 cents a day for a new RCMP building has been bandied about. The unfortunate part of this is that there is no accounting for the rest of the money this office building will cost us. It is not only the cost of the building and property that has to be considered — with the purchase of the lands for the building, the municipality now owns two properties. They have lost property taxes for one of theses properties and until they sell one of them, there is loss of investment income. The luxury of the municipality holding onto two properties has probably cost approximately $140,000 in compounded
Put park issue to rest
Parks Canada does not get it. No 2010 version of the national park in the southern Okanagan. I value our 150-year-old heritage and tradition of ranching in the Similkameen and do not want it squeezed our or minimized. It contributes significantly to the economy of the Similkameen. There are at least five local ranchers that have lease-grazing range on the west slope of Fairview. Grazing range adjacent to their deeded land makes those ranches economically viable. Ranchers manage these lands. We also have an area management team that is comprised of a wide variety of people. Many recreational users can access Fairview by, for example, riding a horse, using an ATV, dirt bike, mountain bike, or walking from their homes. They have the freedom to choose the path they wish. The gates from private property to Fairview will be locked with a national park. A national park will deny access and restrict other access. Do the people that live and access the Kilpoli area want to be shut out or restricted? People like Mr. Cannings and Mayor Ashton should try saving their neighbourhood. There are numerous situations in the Penticton and Naramata areas where animals, plants and birds need to be protected from development. ALR land in the area looks like a subdivision. Penticton, with a heritage of ranching, shows near zero evidence of ranching. One tradition I want to stop is the Okanagan telling the Similkameen what to do. Mayor Ashton’s metaphor of a park footprint is stunning. Stepping on people and other living things is not right? It is unbelievable that the natives have given over Spotted Lake and their tribal lands to Parks Canada. The timely conclusion to the national park proposal is to forget it now and for Parks Canada to go away. Charlie Nash Cawston
investment income in the last two years. The cost of $5 million for the building, $1.3 million for the land, lost earnings of five per cent compounded interest on $1.3 million ($65,000/year), loss of property taxes of approximately. $3,000, plus interest charges on $3.125 million comes to more than $9 million to accommodate nine police officers. Our cost is well more than 12 cents a day. All of this is the taxpayer’s money. This project alone will raise our taxes 2.5 per cent. The citizens of Summerland whose signatures defeated the 2010 alternative approval referendum to borrow $3.125 million for an RCMP office building knew full well what they were signing. They knew that the current proposal was not good for Summerland and
that there must be a plan B. Our mayor has been saying that our number
one priority is this proposed office building. I suggest that our only priority really must be our
poor water system. This needs to be fixed. It is costing the taxpayers of Summerland far too much
— and it is an extremely serious health issue. R. Prochnau Summerland
THE SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN MEDICAL FOUNDATION Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. Dorothy Vankoughnett, presented the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation with a cheque for $4,750 for the Penticton Regional Hospital Mammography Clinic. The funds were raised from the 2010 South Okanagan Stock Horse Day. Thank you to everyone involved in this special event.
A marathon effort
As I think back to the time that Terry Fox started his “Marathon of Hope” at the Atlantic Ocean, I remember what a compassionate and determined young person he was. Some of our Cancer Society members decided, shortly after his unfortunate death, to organize a “run” in his honour in the early 1980s. We were thankful to the many people who came out to walk, jog, or use other means of going around one of the fairly easy distances which had been marked out. Also we really appreciate the dozens of volunteers who came to help with the event. Our “runs” over the next 25 or so years were a small part of hundreds of others across Canada, and in several other countries of the world, that raised tens of millions of dollars for cancer research. I’d like to thank you and your staff for providing good publicity over the years about Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Ian MacLeod Penticton
We want to hear from you The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 250 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by e-mail to letters@ pentictonwesternnews.com; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 492-9843.
Penticton Hospital Auxiliary members May Simpson and President Erin Beck present Emergency room staff member Liz Pickett with sweat-suit outﬁts and toiletries for Emergency patients who may not have proper clothing for returning home from an emergency hospital visit. We thank the members for this donation that helps improve the quality of care for patients. The SOS Café is opening in the lobby of the Penticton Regional Hospital during the week of Sept. 7th. Over 80 volunteers will be required. If you want to volunteer for either four or ﬁve hour shifts, call (250) 770-5525. Experience is an asset but not a requirement. All proceeds will come back to the Medical Foundation for purchasing medical equipment.
We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 www.sosmedicalfoundation.com
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and see where technology really got going. For instance, there was talk of space travel in the future. Nobody gave a thought to “Buck Rodgers” type rockets and space exploration. Prior to the moon landing, technology was onesey-twosey in nature. To illustrate my point, we need only look at developments from 1900 on, by decade. In 1910: First talking motion pictures, neon light invented; 1920s: Tommy Gun, Band-Aids; 1930s: Frozen foods introduced, Scotch Tape marketed: 1940s: Microwave oven invented and marketed; 1950s: First credit card (Diner’s Club), TV became dominant news and info media; 1960s: Halogen lamp invented, non-dairy creamer invented, first computer video game (Spacewar), man on the moon spacewalk; 1970s: Analog cell phones, Walkman, MRI imaging; 1980s: Hepatitis B vaccine, first IBM PC computer, digital cell phones invented; 1990s: World Wide Web, digital
answering machines invented, gas-powered fuel cell invented; 2000s: Segway Human Transporter, self-cleaning windows invented, I-Pod invented. Effects of technology are all around us as we go about our daily life routines. All we have to do is look around whether we are taking a walk, driving to work, taking kids to music lessons, grocery shopping, going out for an evening’s entertainment or some such activity to see technology in action. What might you see? You might see every Tom, Dick, Sally and Martha with cell phones glued to their ears or with cell phone in hand frantically reading or sending text messages while going about their business. This phenomenon is not restricted to adults, either. It seems to manifest itself more so in pre-teens or teens who revel in the fact that they have the power to communicate locally, nationally, and yes, even globally, should they desire to.
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Some people believe that so-called neo Nazis, right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists are crackpots or are mentally unstable. Right-wing people would like things to be legal and things should go according to nature, while left-wing people like things a bit twisted and would like that nature be manipulated. I would call the right upright and the left as horizontal. Conspiracy theorists believe that all political events in the world are the result of certain individuals belonging to secret societies and all go according to a divine plan, in combination with astrology. Here is a guide on how to become a conspiracy theorist. First type into your search engine, secret societies. You will find such names as Illuminate, skull and bones and many others. By studying these organizations you will find that these organizations have certain symbols such as pyramids, stub pyramids, eyes, hammer, compass, a behemoth (a goat’s head with a five-point star) and others. Two pyramids laid over each other make a six-point star. Look for these symbols everywhere in advertising, company logos, money and flags. In your search, you will find some amazing and disgusting things that will shock you. You will not believe that you’re reading such stuff as drinking of human blood and eating human flesh, in such a way as Jesus described it in the last supper. You will find ritual murder, such as at Jesus’ crucifixion.
Recently, at a local coffee spot, I happened to overhear two women (talking louder than normal). They were discussing back to school issues. Cell phones came up. One parent had purchased a cell phone for her teenaged daughter a month or so ago. She got the full package, including unlimited text messaging. The discussion about phones continued. The parent whose daughter already had a phone showed the other mom a bill. To the friend’s surprise, she found that the teen had sent 2,240 text messages that month. Can you imagine sending 70-plus text messages per day? I can’t. Technology gone berserk? Last week, I was walking down Main Street past the United Church. There were three teenaged girls walking toward me. They all had their cell phones out and were, I assumed, texting. They were walking three abreast and I thought that they would allow me to pass without having to leave the sidewalk. Boy, was I mistaken. They kept
These societies use uneven numbers up to 13 and multiplications of them such as 2X3=6, 18 would be 666, the name of the beast. Such numbers as 22, 27, 77, 53, 93. The U.S. flag has 13 stripes and 49 stars — 4+9=13. The dollar bill has a pyramid, the eye, an eagle with 13 feathers on each side, 13 five-point stars on each side. Then find important historical events, such as 9/11 2001, including the flight numbers of the highjacked planes of Sept. 1, 1939 (Second World War) or Dec. 6, 1942 (Pearl Harbor) and apply the number system. As an example Dec. 6, 1942 (6 = 2X3, the 12th month being 2X6, a 1, a 9 and a 7X6=42 or 13X3) Type into your engine, Illuminati in reverse, like this “itanimulli.org” and you will get one of these societies, but not quite so secret. Try US666 or Eu999 for U.S.A. and European Union. Look for portraits of prominent political people dead or alive, with their right hand hidden in the front of their jacket like Napoleon. Type in Simon Trent, or Belies affair, or ritual murder. Look for conspiracy on You Tube or Google videos of 9/11 and you will find some explanations. This will give any future conspiracy theorist a good start. Otto Sturhahn Penticton
Ignorance reigns supreme
The ridiculous, irrational response by the Muslim community in Afghanistan to the Christian
coming, with no sign of separating or interrupting their texting. Thumbs and fingers were busy. Laughing and giggling and with the occasional, “Did you get that?” They kept right on going, oblivious of the fact that I was there. After they went by, I was able to figure out that they were actually texting one another as they walked. Can you imagine? Although these are isolated instances, technology can affect us in negative ways as well as positive ones. In spite of it all, the beat goes on and on and on. Who knows where it may take us? The real questions are: “Can we handle new technology? Are we ready for it?” Hopefully, we don’t become as complacent to our fellow human beings and surroundings as the cell phones seem to be making us, and that we don’t become so “technically expectant” that we lose sight of who we are and where we are going. Ron Barillaro Penticton
crazy in Florida should convince the Western powers that reasonable reform in that country is highly unlikely and they should immediately announce their immediate withdrawal from that ignorant country. The notion that people should think that they would go to a “heaven” after their death, especially after committing mass murder is the cause of millions of innocent deaths throughout religious history and the religious crazies that infest the Earth will continue wherever ignorance reigns supreme. Owen Fauvel Penticton
Trails society moves ahead
The directors of The Similkameen Trails Society will meet in regular session at the Keremeos village chambers this Thursday at 7 p.m. Trails committees are local stewardship bodies created in communities throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen as well as throughout the province. The various stewardship bodies are enlisted locally to develop trails and are supported through a provincial trails strategy involving three separate ministries. At this Thursday’s meeting the Similkameen Trails Society directors will discuss existing trail maintenance and improvement as well as proposed extensions from the Keremeos Promenade into Cawston. Dave Cursons, chair Similkameen Trails Society
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APPRAISER PETER BLUNDELL takes a close look at the makers mark on a silver snuff box dating from the 18th century during Heirloom Appraisal Days at Cherry Lane shopping centre. Below, Blundell searches for current prices of works by a German painter to value one of the many paintings (bottom) he saw through his four-day visit.
An eye for treasures STEVE KIDD Western News Staff
He’s not sure whether it’s a snuff box or a box for ladies to hold beauty marks, but appraiser Peter Blundell knows it is old. The tiny silver box, dating from 1781 — in the reign of King George III — was worth about $450, just one of the 248 items the antiques expert appraised during the four days he spent at Cherry Lane shopping centre last week. During those four days, Blundell said he saw a huge range of objects: from china to silver, furniture to paintings. “He was super thrilled with the quality of items that came through … there were some fascinating items.” said Kim Lawton, marketing director for the mall. “He said it was consistent with shows that he does in large
cities in terms of size and the quality of the items that came through.” One of the items that caused Blundell the most excitement was a classic Wedgewood vase, part of their Jasperware line. Blundell noted
that it was done in a rare tricolour glaze, estimating the value at about $2,200. “The lady that brought it bought it at an auction with another piece. She paid about $325 for the two pieces,” said Lawton. That joins other favourites, like a bronze statue worth about $6500 and paintings that ranged in price from a few hundred dollars to $2500. Another item that got special attention from Blundell was a small globe. Dating the item to the 17th century, Blundell said he had only ever seen one other like it, but not in anywhere near as good a condition. Along with all the people who went home happy, another group will also be happy. Lawton said that a share of the proceeds from the popular event, about $700, will be donated to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.
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News Peacocks rufﬂe feathers in Naramata STEVE KIDD Western News Staff
News of the death of three peacock chicks trapped in Naramata has renewed the debate over the removal of the chicks and their mother from the quiet village. Barb Allen owns Farmer John’s Petting Zoo in Keremeos, which is where the birds were sent after being trapped in August. She said it’s not surprising the chicks didn’t make the major transition, though the mother, which she has named Naramata, has settled in nicely. “All chicks are really tender … I’m not an expert on peacocks, but baby turkeys and baby chickens are so delicate,” she said. “I’ve had peacocks born right here on the farm and they just sometimes don’t make it.” Allen said she has spoken to others who raise peacocks and hear similar stories about how delicate the chicks are. The mother hen, according to the petting zoo owner, has adapted well, living in a pen with other males and females of the species for company and an insulated coop. The kidnapping, as resident Carol Allen calls it, happened at the beginning of August, when residents brought in a professional trapper to trap the peahen, part of a small peacock family that has been living wild in Naramata since 2007. The wild female and male managed to not only survive, but produce offspring. Allen felt having wild peacocks ranging through Naramata was a touch of “magic” and is upset that rather than celebrating the birds’ survival, other residents decided to have the female removed. “It was just such a happy thing,” she said. Two males hatched last year along with three more chicks this year that were sent along with their mother. The adult male and two juvenile males remain free in Naramata. “Nobody asked me whether I think they’re magic or whether they fit in,” said Ann Richardson, who lives in the neighbourhood the birds frequent. She said the removal wasn’t done without forethought — she spoke to several of her neighbours
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THIS WILD ADULT PEACOCK is now living alone in Naramata after residents had his mate trapped and removed to a petting zoo in order to prevent their numbers from increasing. Five chicks have been born to the couple over the last three years.
and found they were in agreement about having the bird trapped. Richardson’s main concern was that the birds would continue to multiply and become a bigger problem — the number had already increased to seven since they were abandoned in 2007 by an unknown person. “If you project that a little further down the road, there will be 30 and that is my major concern,” she said. “I never wanted peacocks in the neighbourhood in the first place and I don’t want 30 of them.” There were several other neighbours, even people who really liked the peacocks, Richardson said, that saw that this could become an issue. With others agreeing, one resident allowed a professional trapper to place a trap on her property for the female bird. On top of concerns about the population, Richardson said there were other problems with having the birds running free in the neighbourhood. Besides rooting in the vegetable garden, the large birds have a tendency to hop up on the roofs of vehicles, scratching the paint with their sharp claws and leaving droppings. Then there was the call of the birds, a loud shrieking, which Richardson said they start doing at 4:30 a.m. “They don’t shriek nearly as much now that the female is gone,” she said. “If they were wild dogs that were just dropped in someone’s neighbourhood, there would be no question that they should be gotten rid of before they started multiplying. “If you really think they’re magic, then please come and take them to your property. If it doesn’t impact you, it’s easier to deal with.” Carol Allen, who only recently found out about the loss of the birds, wants to see the peahen repatriated to Naramata, and wants a community meeting to “get to the bottom of the issues.” While she doesn’t want to appear mean for holding on to the bird, Barb Allen doesn’t think it would be a good idea to release the hen back into the wild, especially with winter approaching. “Why would you want to relocate that bird again?” she asked. “Whenever I move any animals around or they come thorough here, they are stressed for a while.”
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
WEDNESDAY Sept. 22
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING classes are held Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at mBody Studio, 125 Eckhardt Ave. All welcome, no experience or Scottish ancestry needed. Great music, fun and exercise. For more info call 250-487-1272. IODE THRIFT STORE has weekly specials of used merchandise with proceeds supporting the group’s community work. The shop at 464 Main St. is open Monday through Saturday, 1-4 p.m. C OFFEE S OCIAL WEDNESDAY mornings from 10 to noon at the South Main Drop-in Centre. Call 250-276-6186 or 250-493-0541 for info. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250-493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June, evenings at 250492-7630, for more information. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. SAHAJ MARG MEDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4458 for more information. 65-PLUS SINGLES COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For more information call 250-4920459 or 250-770-1018. BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Bingo also at 6:30 p.m. SENIORS’ RECREATION and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Joy at 250-770-1174 for more information. OKANAGAN FALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has new beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. and intermediate line dancing and cribbage at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HUMP Day entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6 p.m. and Stu’s Kitchen is open.
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Year III takes place from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. at the Leir House. Phone the Academy for more information 250-493-7977. The String Orchestra also rehearses every Wednesday from 7:158:45 at the Leir House. New members welcome. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has leader Dave Johnson presenting photography from 9:05 to 10:30 a.m. at the Penticton United Church. Call 250-487-7455 for cost information. S COTTISH C OUNTRY DANCING Open House from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at mBody Studio, 125 Eckhardt Ave., Penticton. All welcome, no experience or Scottish ancestry needed. Great music, fun, and exercise. Soft, flexible shoes recommended. No street shoes in studio, please. For more information call 250-487-1272. P ENTICTON P UBLIC LIBRARY invites all preschoolers to their fall session of storytime. Join for great books, feltboard stories, songs, rhymes and puppets galore. Make new friends and share the joy of reading. The following programs are available: Preschool storytime (aged 3 to 5) on Wednesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. from Sept. 22 to Nov. 24, Bedtime stories (ages 3 and up) on Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. from Sept. 23 to Nov. 25. There will be no program on Oct. 7 and Nov.11. Toddlertime (16 months to 3 years with caregiver is Fridays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. from Sept. 24 to Nov. 26. No program on Oct. 8. These programs are free, but registration is requested. For more information, or to register, please call Julia Cox
at 250-770-7783. R INGERS ANGELUS HAND Bell choir meets at the Penticton United Church on 696 Main St. Beginners class are from 9 to 10 a.m., advanced from 10 to 11:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. Call Dorothy at 250-487-1552. PENTICTON ACADEMY Music Violin OF Adventures class with Jasper Meiklejohn for beginners, ages 7 to 9 every from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the Leir House. Call 250-493-7977 to register. Violin rentals are available through the Academy.
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FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-4922549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community
Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-498-4959. CITY PEACH TOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4860601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250770-8093. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1-3 p.m. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250-492-7623 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has computer
classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. ANAVETS HAS POKER at
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MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES Association, District 23, has a general meeting for members at 9 a.m. on the secondd floor in the Sunshine Board Room at the Seniors Wellness Centre on 439 Winnipeg St. Light breakfast by donation. DIRECTORS OF THE Similkameen Trails Society will meet in regular session at The Keremeos Village Chambers at 7 p.m. PENTICTON WRITERS AND Publishers hold monthly meetings the third Thursday each month at the Penticton Library from 7 to 9 p.m. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Thursday in the hall, 502 Martin St at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 492-5400.
Sept. 24 ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop-in fun darts at 6:30 p.m. and pizza by Joseph with a karaoke night with Anita. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. with all proceeds to fundraising and music and dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. in their hall at 1197 Main St. All members and guests welcome. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980
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S OUTH O KANAGAN NATURALISTS Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the Penticton United Church on Main Street and Eckhardt Avenue. Speaker is Dr. George Scotter presenting a slide show titled: Nahanni – Past, Present and Future. No admission and everyone is welcome.
program: Fabulous Folktales. There will be great stories, a fun craft and a puppet show to wrap things up. The program will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Library. This event is free, but registration is requested. To register, or for more information, please call Julia Cox at 250770-7783 or ask in the Children’s Library. Also, Baby songs and rhymes return for pre-walkers, infants to 15 months. This is Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. from Sept. 24 to Nov. 26. No program on Nov. 8.
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RUNNING TOTAL — Vancouver Canuck mascot Fin hams it up with Ian MacLeod, the organizer of Penticton’s ﬁrst Terry Fox Run, and another past organizer Subrina Monteith, prior to the start of this year’s event. Close to 300 people took part in the Penticton run Sunday, raising $5,775 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
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Life Schools given break on ice costs BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
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Penticton council has granted the Okanagan Hockey School and Queen’s Park Elementary School a combined 42 hours of free ice-time at city-owned arenas. The OHS was granted 10 hours of ice-time at the South Okanagan Events Centre last weekend for the school’s annual Skills Development Camp. According to Penticton Minor Hockey president Bruce Judd, the camp was used to teach skills to about 120 players, aged five to 12, with 25 youngsters having their gear and playing costs paid for by Sport Chek and the BC Hockey
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According to city treasurer Doug Leahy, the combined estimated value of the 42 hours of ice-time will be just under $3,500. Only Coun. Mike Pearce voted against the grants. “I feel that the school board has a program and the grant application should be made through the school board because it is their responsibility and not the city taxpayers,” explained Pearce of his position. “On minor hockey we already give a significant grant and this would’ve been an additional supplementary grant which opens up a (new) policy at this time. “There’s a proper method of application at the end of October for (further grants in) subsequent years.”
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hildren’s programs offered by the Community Centre are going full steam ahead. I am especially excited about two things: the location of our programs and our “superstar” instructors. We have many classes and programs being offered at the Adidas Sportsplex soccer facil-
ity, with the superstars like Marlene Keen, our Gymboree queen, partnering with Becky of Party Perfect for the everpopular Gymboree classes. This location will be amazing for these Tuesday and Thursday morning classes (Saturdays in the winter too). Larissa, the gal you’ve seen at the beach
creating henna body art, will be doing just that, temporary body art for children and youth. Tara, will instruct level I and II Learn to Draw classes and a “rad” poster making class for teens. Every Friday, on the M Body stage, Jen Viens comes back from Vancouver’s film scene to run drama classes, while downstairs
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Hall of Fame. “The 25 players selected are children all showing the desire to play hockey (and) being from families that require assistance that are presently having hard times,” said Judd. The second grant, to Queen’s Park, is for 32 hours of ice-time at Memorial Arena. The ice-time, said Queen’s primary teacher Vanda Wilson, will provide the opportunity for students to learn to skate who would not have had a chance to. “Our students not only learned specific skills from qualified and caring instructors but also gained confidence in their own ability to take on new challenges,” said Wilson.
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we have teen belly dancing with the Get Bent gang. Thursday afternoons at Queen’s Park School, Kari is teaching Rhythmic Gymnastics and your little ballerinas can take beginner ballet with Roberta at the soccer clubhouse. Also in the Adidas Sportsplex on Monday and Friday mornings, we have a new program invented by the soccer association called Sports Nuts. This Monday and Friday session is for preschoolers and their parents, and comes complete with a different healthy snack each day. Jasmine is back with preschool programs, Blair from XploreSportz is hosting children’s floor hockey and skate programs, and Julie is instructing Teen Yoga. We have Zoomba for teens and fun music classes for preschoolers with Sonya. We are so fortunate to have such a slate of offerings and we look forward to your child’s participation. For more information or registration please call 250-4902426 or register online at penticton.ca/recreation. Bob Pope is the recreation co-ordinator with the City of Penticton.
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DRIVING FORCE — Santa (Red Young) joined other members of the Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association on the start of the annual Christmas Toy Run on Lakeshore Drive Sunday. The club raised nearly $1,000 and collected about 70 toys to help brighten the lives of needy children this Christmas. About 30 riders took part.
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Group taking steps to end poverty BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
This Sunday Ricki’s clothing store in Cherry Lane shopping centre will team up with the Canadian Women Foundation to try and ease the pain of poverty. The second annual End Poverty for Women Walk/Run will take place at the McNicoll Middle School track starting at 9 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. The money raised will go to help low-income women by funding life-skills, confidencebuilding and employment-training programs, as well as assisting with day care, transportation and other basic needs. “One in seven women in Canada are living in undesirable circumstances. If we could even just help a small portion of them in order to get an education so that they can do what they need to do to break the cycle of poverty, we will be making a difference,” said Ricki’s manager Debbie Holland, who will be participating in the walk/run. According to CWF research, said Holland, it takes about $2,500 to start one woman and her family on the road out of poverty. “I know a lot of ladies in my life that really didn’t get very far in their lives than just working within the government system ... and (some) have got a family to support which makes it even harder,” Holland said. “It is
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
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Blast to the past for Morrison EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Playing in Penticton helped launch Brendan Morrison’s career, now it may lead to keeping it alive. Morrison is without a contract and on a tryout with the Vancouver Canucks. They wrapped up a threeday camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Monday. As a Penticton Panther in 199293, Morrison scored 35 goals and 94 points in 56 games which led to him being drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round, 39th overall. He was also given an NCAA scholarship by the Michigan Wolverines. “It was a big year in my life academically and also professionally,” said Morrison, adding that his experience in Penticton helped shape him. “Real fond memories. Good teams. I met my wife (Erin) that year. She’s
finds himself fighting for a job. The Pitt Meadows native, who scored a career high 71 points in 82 with the Canucks in 2002/03 playing with Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi, said the Canucks are very deep. The five-foot-11, 185 pound pivot played with Sergei Shirokov and speedster Bill Sweatt on his wings during a Blue and White scrimmage. He added there are a lot of players who can play. Penticton Vees colour commentator Al Formo, feels that Morrison has a great chance of earning a job with the Canucks. He hopes the Canucks can find a way to fit him in the picture. Formo, who wasn’t as close to Penticton’s junior A club then as he is now, took in several Panthers games and knows the player Morrison is. “Just a great two-way player,” said Formo. “A solid player, a great team player and a kid that gave it everything he had all the time. I think
"This (Penticton) is a spot that is very dear to me." — Brendan Morrison
from Penticton. This is a spot that is very dear to me.” Morrison was impressed with the SOEC but it’s Memorial Arena that made playing there special and the rink he misses. “Memorial is still a barn that’s kind of dear to me,” said Morrison. “It’s the character in that rink. It’s a small ice surface and it was a fun time for sure.” Morrison, who tallied 42 points in 74 games as a Washinton Capital last year and has played in 829 NHL games with the Canucks, Devils, Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks,
the No. 1 thing was his ability to play both ends of the ice.” Formo feels Morrison is still a gifted player and a hard worker. Formo said Morrison’s situation reminds him a lot of Canuck great Trevor Linden. “There are holes that he would fit into quite nicely,” he said. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Morrison had a good scrimmage. “He was playing with some skilled players, that line was effective on the ice.” When asked how the 2010-11
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FORMER PENTICTON PANTHER Brendan Morrison breaks out of the zone during the ﬁnal day of the Vancou-
ver Canucks training camp at the South Okanagan Events Centre, Monday. The veteran NHLer is hoping to land a spot on the Canuck roster for the coming season.
Canucks will look compared to when he, Naslund and Bertuzzi torched goalies the answer was simple. “I think the difference is there’s more depth now,” he said. “In order to go on and win you need that
depth. We did have some really good teams and teams with 104point seasons and won the division etc., but we never had playoff success and that is the focus. “There aren’t many openings, but guys are pushing hard for those
spots and guys want to be a part of this team because they feel this team has a chance to win the Stanley Cup,” continued Morrison. “At least that’s how I feel. I want to be a part of it and contribute to that.”
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
Fans left impressed by Canucks camp
RECRUITING BILLET FAMILIES
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Classrooms were a little emptier on Monday as the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up their training camp. Students wanted to learn about how the Canucks practice at the South Okanagan Events Centre instead of their usual studies. Jean-Luc Chetner took a pass on his English class. While he had tickets for all three days, Chetner was too busy playing his own sports to attend. Sitting with Nick Rodriguez and a couple of other friends, Chetner was having fun watching the Canucks go through a 40-minute practice before having a scrimmage game between Blue and White. “They look pretty good to me,” said Chetner, who is excited for a new season. “I hope they help out the Canucks.” With mostly rookies on the ice, and no roster sheet in hand, Chetner didn’t know who most of the players were. However, he has taken a liking to tough guy Rick Rypien. Rodriguez took in the Young Stars tournament and liked what he saw from practice. “I think it’s really good, really interesting to watch all the players that could be playing,” said Rodriguez. Brad and Kyra Anderson, sporting their Canuck duds, were focused on the players. They attended all the tournament games and didn’t miss a training camp session. “It’s been awesome to watch camp,” said Brad, who was 20th in line for tickets and was amazed by the lineup. “Just incredible.” His daughter Kyra, 14, who loves the Sedin twins and was wearing a Henrik jersey, said the opportunity to watch the camp was “pretty cool.” Hunter Miller, 11, enjoyed the camp but the highlight for him was participating in the clinic Saturday morning. “I was full of excitement,” he said. “I got to do drills with Alex Burrows. He is a really nice person.” Skating with 40 other kids, Miller was put through skating and shooting drills and received praise from Burrows, his
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VANCOUVER CANUCK Alex Burrows battles Hunter Miller of Oliver for the puck during an on-ice train-
ing program at the community rink for a group of about 40 minor hockey players. Two Canucks and several coaches spent an hour with the youngsters during their training camp schedule in Penticton last weekend.
favourite player. “He said I have a good aim and good shot,” said Miller, who has told his friends about the experience and that his Canucks jersey signed by Burrows and Ryan Kesler. When Miller told Burrows he’s his favourite, the Canuck responded by saying “That’s awesome. That’s a good choice.” Fans weren’t the only ones happy with how training camp went. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said he liked the focus and work ethic the players showed. “I thought today was a good way for getting ready for the exhibition games that are coming up,” said Vigneault, that the Canucks appreciated their time in Penticton and how well they were treated. “We had a 40-minute practice and a real intense scrimmage out there with the guys battling real hard.” Among the players battling hard is Penticton Panthers alumni Tanner Glass. After putting up four goals and 11 points in 67 games while piling up 115 penalty minutes, Glass finds himself fighting for a job on the fourth line. “It’s been tough, it’s been a lot of competition,”
said Glass, who as a Panther scored 26 goals and 79 points in 89 games, before being traded to Nanaimo. “It’s always healthy and good. (Canucks GM Mike Gillis) is going to take the guys that are going to help win hockey games. I think I’m one of those guys so it’s just about proving it now.” During the Blue and White scrimmage game, Glass received the tap on the shoulder during the shootout and was surprised by it. “I usually don’t take too many of those,” joked Glass, who was denied by David Shantz. “It was fun. Shantsy made a good save on me though. I like to go low blocker, especially at the end of the game, gloves are wet, the ice isn’t great. I just wanted to make sure I got a shot off.” Glass enjoyed his time back in Penticton, which gave him the chance to catch up with old friends and his billet parents. “It’s always nice to be back in Penticton,” said Glass. “The city hasn’t changed much since, it’s kind of nice bringing back some good memories.”
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TANNER GLASS of the Vancouver Canucks is inter-
viewed by a member of the media following the ﬁnal training session for the team at the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday. Glass is an alumni of the Penticton Panthers.
Brad Robbins a rookie with the Penticton Vees scored his first BCHL goal in a 4-1 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Sunday. The Murrieta, Calif. native has one point in four games with the Vees and is committed to join Bemidji State in 2011. Also scoring his first BCHL goal was Vees defenceman Troy Stetcher.
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Sports Coach wants Vees to battle EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
It wasn’t that the Penticton Vees lost 3-2 to the Vernon Vipers on Friday that disappointed coach-GM Fred Harbinson, it was the way it happened. Players weren’t battling for pucks and they spotted the Vipers a 2-0 lead. By Saturday, the Vees turned their play around withBradley Robbins opening the scoring with his first career BCHL. The Vipers responded with four unanswered tallies. So while the Vipers sent the Vees home without two points, Harbinson felt they competed hard. “We took the physical play to Vernon,” said Harbinson. “We were good on our forecheck, we played in their end a lot. We were Stronger on our sticks. We made one mistake and it ended up in the back of our net. We would get three chances on them and find a way not to score.” Robbins, who said it was amazing to get his first goal, explained it has been an adjustment playing junior A from high school as he came over from Shattuck St. Mary’s, the same school which has helped developed NHL stars such as Zach Parise and Sidney Crosby. “It’s a little more higher level, faster,” said Robbins. “It takes some getting used to but Fred is a great coach.” In competing harder, Robbins feels he has shown improvement. With five games in six days, which started with a meeting at home against Prince George on Tuesday, Robbins said they need to start each game hard. “We have lacked that in the past,” he said.
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PENTICTON VEES netminder Joey Rumpel locks his glove over the puck as
Viper Steve Weinstein follows through on his shot by crashing into the Vees’ goal.
“Battle and play as a team and remember everything Freddy told us through systems, getting the puck in deep and hitting.” Rookie Joey Benik, another recruit from US high school hockey, assisted on Robbins goal. He said the jump to junior A is a “huge step.” “Talent wise and the size of guys are a pretty big differences as well,” said Benik, who has two assists in four games. “Those three areas are probably the biggest adjusting to. Once you get a few games in, your confidence will go up a little bit and you get comfortable. It’s been a lot of fun so far.” Benik felt the team
bounced back well from Friday and said they just need to continue playing hard as a team. One of the things he wants to work on to help the Vees is his defensive play. “I have to be real smart in the defensive zone,” he said. “One thing I could work on is finishing my checks.” As for his first dose of playing against the Vipers, Benik loved it. “I heard a lot about it before the season and during the season,” said the 18-year-old from Andover, Minn. “It’s a lot of fun playing Vernon. I look forward to playing them again this year.” During the weekend,
the Vees added 19-year-old blueliner Lane Werboski to the mix. Harbinson said he looked strong in his debut on Saturday. “He’s another guy that’s going to get acclimated here and used to what we’re doing,” said Harbinson of Werbowski, who played in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Tri-City Americans. During the weekend, the Vees lost veteran forward Joey Holka with a lower body injury. He could be out for a while. “With him and Macmillan out it’s definitely a blow,” said Harbinson, who will bring in some affiliate players to help.
Cycling festival adds BMX racers into mix EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Penticton’s second annual Bike Festival rolls into the city tomorrow. From Sept. 23 to 26, cyclists can enjoy a variety of events, including the BMX Club event, which has been brought into the fold. Both clubs have had conversations in the past to discuss ways to help promote each other. “They are an established club,” said Andrew Drouin, president of Penticton and Area Cycling Association. “We wanted to bring in some youth. Most of our stuff has been adults. We severely lack in youth at the bike club right now. They are 75 per cent youth.” Drouin feels that having the BMX Club participate will add to the success of the event, which has also grown by a day.
Those interested in participating in the BMX Club Race event can do so by registering at the Lion’s Park track at 6 p.m. Races begin a half hour later. On Friday, there will be the Lake 2 Lake Family Ride and Rock and Roll Evening. Drouin felt the inaugural year went well and expects numbers to grow. “It got a lot of people talking,” said Drouin, adding there is a buzz in the community about the festival. “Lots of positive feedback. There had never been a cycling festival before. The city is really behind it.” Drouin looks forward to cycling gaining more interest from the week. He encourages people to come out and volunteer as those roles need to be filled. For more info on the Penticton Bike Festival visit: www.bikepenticton.com.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
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KELLER Lucille ‘Lucy’ September 6th, 1918 September 18th, 2010
It is with love and great sadness that we announce the passing of Lucille Keller, at the age 92 years. Lucille passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family and friends at Langley Memorial Hospital. Sadly, she was predeceased by first husband Steve Berezan (May 1962), her second husband David Keller (May 2006), daughter Rose and son-in-law Walter, son Milton, her brothers; Eugene, Ralph, Emile, Wilfred, Louis and by her sister Lillian. Lucille is survived by and will be greatly missed by her sons; Ralph (Lorraine), Ron (Rosemary), Leo (Kathy), Bob (Hazel), 16 grandchildren, and 21 great- grandchildren, her sister Adeline (Serge) and by her daughter-in-law Carolyn (Milton). Lucille was born in Crystal Springs, Saskatchewan, where she attended school. In 1937, at the age of 19 she married Steve Berezan. In the early years they traveled extensively throughout Canada, finally settling in Quesnel, B.C. In 1966, Lucille met David Keller and moved to Oliver, B.C. Together they worked the Keller Orchard until 1974, whereupon they retired to a life of fishing, gardening, traveling and enjoying time with their family. Lucille’s positive outlook, love of life and gentle nature touched the lives of all who knew her. Our family wish to thank the dedicated and caring staff at Langley Memorial Hospital. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday September 25th, 2010, at Valley Congregational Christian Church, 30850 Black Sage Road (71st Street), Oliver, B.C., officiated by Dr. Reverend Ron Holden. Interment at Oliver Cemetery, followed by a reception at Valley Congregational Christian Church. Memorial donations in Lucille’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.Arrangements entrusted to the care of... ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM 250-492-4202
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to Section 403 of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that the following properties will be subject to TAX SALE unless the Delinquent taxes, together with interest are sooner paid. The 2010 TAX SALE will be conducted in the Council Chambers of the City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, at 10:00 a.m. on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2010. Folio
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The Tax Sale is conducted as a live auction with the highest bidder being deemed as “purchaser at tax sale”. Purchasers at Tax Sale will be required to provide their full name, address, occupation and SIN number. The bids start at the upset price, which consists of all taxes owing, together with penalties and interest thereon. The Tax Sale is adjourned until 2:00 p.m. allowing time for the “purchaser at tax sale” to make their payment in certified form. The owner or any person who has a registered charge may, within one year from the tax sale date, redeem the property by paying to the Collector the upset price with the applicable interest. Upon redemption, the purchaser at the tax sale is refunded the purchase price plus interest (currently 5.75%). For further information, please contact the Tax Department at 250-490-2485.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
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Livestock VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC
New Holland B27 Bale Wrapper, good cond. $6000. 250838-6630
Food Products FARM RAISED BEEF 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494
Free Items FREE to good homes kittens, 3 tabis & 2 orange tabis, 6wks old 250-488-7619 free white kittens, to indoor homes, (250)499-2994
Nectarines & Apples for sale. Spartans .50lb. 1260 Broughton Ave 250-487-9295 Peaches, pears, prunes, apples we deliver 250-460-0302 Petals and Leaves Garden Center, 2274 Goldie Rd, Winﬁeld, 250-766-4624. Home grown pumpkins, gourds, corn, beets, carrots, Tomatillos, cornation grapes, & much more. All plants, pots, & decor on sale up to 75% off. RARE APPLES. Cox Orange, Rubinette, Boskoop & more varieties. Avail soon. Order now. Organic Gardens 250542-1032. Taking orders now for Concord grapes, good for jams, jellies, juice & wine .50lb, you pick call after 5. 250-809-8943
Firewood/Fuel DRY split ﬁr, full truck loads 250-486-7713 FIR Dried, split & delivered. Truck load full $120. Call 250487-4370 to place order NOW is the time to place your order for winter ﬁrewood. All split & delivered, ready to burn. 250-499-5859
DOBERMAN Pincher pups, lrg, born July 12, shots. 2-Females. $700 250-546-3798.
Painting & Decorating
Excavating & Drainage
Excavating & Drainage
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A Safe, Proven, “Restless Leg Syndrome? and “Leg Cramps: Cure that always give you instant relief. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660 Large volume apple press with all attachments, home built, $300, (250)493-2279
Excavating by SINGLA Bros.
NEW Norwood SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efﬁciency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STAIRLIFT Acorn, 13’Long, exc. cond. $1600 obo. Wheelchair Quekie, 1yr old, $1800 obo. 250-542-1342. steel garden shed 10X8, $250 (will help move), 250-4602170 TV, $300, exercise bench, $150, antique carpenter chest, $130, quality maple rocker and foot stool, $275, canning kettle, $15, antique bicycles, (250)499-2994
Misc. Wanted WANTED catering wagon or truck in very good condition. Call 250-493-2613
South Okanagan Horse Association Autumn Classic Points Show
Fruit & Vegetables
ANTIQUE Singer treadle sewing machine vintage 1899, Singer portable electric sewing machine $250 for both. Sm computer desk 36” w $25. Ph 250-492-8650
Painting services by Service, 250-460-0801
1999 506 C JCV Tele Handler, 3200hrs, 6000lb lift, 36’ reach, foam ﬁlled tires, 250-558-9232 FORD Louisville tandem dump truck, 318GM diesel, 13spd trans, newer box & hoist. $8000. 250-307-1959.
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
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Painting & Decorating
Summerland Rodeo Grounds September 25th & 26th starts 8am sharp both days
Judge: Darhl Paley of Prince George • BC Heritage Final Qualiﬁer • APHA Paint Alternative Competition Credits • 5x7 photograph for each ﬁrst place winner in each class for both days! Please go online to www.soha-online.com for detailed information about our judge and for entry forms. Entries close September 23rd. Please note there are no post entries.
ESTATE COLLECTABLES SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1:00 PM
Large collection of high end small collectables and more including: Crystal by Swarovski - Lalique - Marcolin and more, porcelain ﬁgurines by Royal Copenhagen - Llardo, Royal Doulton Toby Jugs, Alaskan carved sculptures, paper weights by Alloway - Saint Louis - Parabel and more. Ivory carvings by Kulik Koomealingal and more, 2 - 4 wheel horse drawn buggies, cast iron English telephone booth, juke boxes, display cases, jewellery, furniture, plus much more.
BACKHOE, BOBCAT & TRUCK SERVICES
Terry 250-486-0584 fax 250-493-9133
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25 - 9 am to 5 pm SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 - 8 am to 1 pm
DODDS AUCTION 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
For Sale By Owner
Apt/Condo for Rent
Homes for Rent
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!
JEWEL in Summerland, 4+1bdrm, 2bath, single garage, close to schools & all amenities, extra parking, asking $399,000, please call (250)494-3433 leave msg.
BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 firstname.lastname@example.org INVESTOR WANTED $60,000 at 10% secured by 1st mortgage on lakeview lot. Simple, clean, & risk free. 250-558-7888.
Summerland studio suite, 6appl. wall-bed, table/2 chairs, quiet, reliable tenant, ns, avail. Oct. 1, $760/mo. (incl. util.), (250)494-7488
4BDRM 2bath separate entries house. Fenced yard with garage, Avail Sept. 15th $1590 ($950 up, $750 down). Penticton close to Wal-Mart lots of parking, 250-492-8422 ALL utilities included. Avail Oct 1, 3 bed, 1.5 bath. 55+ park. email@example.com Olalla, spacious home, bright 3bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, garage, nice yard, small dog negotiable, no smoking, ref.’s req. Avail. Oct 1st, $850/mo. (250)499-5700 Penticton, 1bdrm or furnished 2bdrm near OK Lake, nice yard, bus stop, lease until May 31/11, ref’s req., $795+util. (1bdrm), $895+util. (2bdrm furnished), firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message, 604-467-3928 PENTICTON Family Home For Rent 4 BR Family Home Fenced yard close to school Near transit 5 Appl incl. NS NP $1400/mth +utilities 250-4925264 Ref req’d quaint refurbished 2bdrm home, downtown, walk to beach, private back yard with patio, roses, veggie garden, storage sheds, s/f/w/d/dw, ns, small pet only, ref. req., $925+util. 250-496-4031 Rent-to-Own: 4br Vernon home from 1600/ mo with 5k down, 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565 SINGLA HOMES 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. 1042 Government, main ﬂoor of house, w/d/f/s, 4bdrm, 178-1458 Penticton Ave, 3 bdrm, f/s, w/d 1168 Johnson Rd. 4bdrm, f/s/w/d, full basement, $1400, avail. Oct. 1 250-490-1700 Summerland, 3bdrm, 2bath, beautiful sunroom, g/fp, carport lg yard, close to DT, n/s, n/p, $1150. 250-494-0668
Old Advo-Care ofﬁce, 333 Martin St., 700sqft., $800/mo. (incl. elec, heat, you pay phone), 250-492-3600
2BDRM basement suiteon Green Ave, $800/mo. quiet, np, ns, (250)493-8961 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, avail. Sept. 15, np, ns, $800, (778)476-4821 2BDRM daylight suite, near shopping/school avail Oct. 15 n/p, n/s $800/mo incl util & cable 250-276-6172 BRIGHT 1bdrm shared laundry, $700+util, int/cable incl, n/s n/p Sept 1st 250-493-2287 Large 1bdrm. Shared lndry. priv. ent/prking. Summerland. Quiet area near town. NS/NP $700 inc. util. Oct 1. Ref. 250494-5042 TROUT CREEK, Summerland Bright, Spacious, above grnd, 1bdrm suite, , pvt ent, shared Lndry, n/s, n/p, a/c, f/p, avail Oct1, $700 + 1/3 util, 250-3288899
1bdrm bachelor suite, np, ns, $575, avail. Oct. 1, new paint, parking (250)487-8966, long term tenant 1BDRM, priv ent, patio, Pent., view, very nice, n/s, n/p, all appliances, $800 incl util or $1000 furn 250-770-8792 1bdrm walk in suite still avail. Oct. 1, priv entry, covered parking, in-ﬂoor heating, patio doors, built-in vac, sattelite t.v. mature n/s, n/p, no pets, f/s/w/d, $500 incl. util 250-497-5747 1 BEDRM suite for rent McGraw St. Spacious rooms. Gas ﬁreplace. Lots of storage. Furnished or not. Avail. now or Oct./Nov. 1st $650/mo. incl. util. 250-770-0373
Musical Instruments Looking for a musicians, accordion and guitar. Call Annie 250-547-6967. MUSIC & guitar stands $8.99 ea, strings from $4.99 a set, rentals and in store specials Skaha Sound 250-492-4710
Qualiﬁed (A.R.C.T) experienced piano teacher McLaren Park area 250-487-7679 SAXOPHONE, Alto Severin, pearl keys w/case, exc cond $400obo 250-492-4340
Acreage for Sale LOCATION LOCATION (FREE) 3bdrm bsmn’t house w/purchase of 10 acres in Armstrong $499,900. 250-5468630 WHITEVALE/LUMBY. Ready to build on this 3 acres Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250547-6932.
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Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 2BDRM, 1ba house with furnace, a/c hot water tank, 1032sq.ft, new roof/windows. To be moved to your property $15,000 250-492-9692 RANCHER 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, $339,000obo. 139 Nesbitt Cr Penticton 250-492-7290 vacant, perfect for small family, 990sqft home, 2bdrm+ den, 1ba, freshly painted, extra room in partial basement, 5appl., well kept fenced yard & parking, large wired workshop with loft,, close to schools, hockey arena, not far from beach, $282,000, call Wendy, (250)809-8197 Penticton
Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner ﬁnancing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com
Mobile Homes & Parks 12x64 Mobile home $24,000obo or trade for heavy F350 or Chev 2006 or newer, 4 wheel drive, great starter or rent to own for $5000 down. 250-770-0827 1996 Hyline 36’ Mobile home for sale with covered deck and addition + two sheds, fully furnished, ideal for single or couple, adult park, just steps from the beach in Okanagan Falls, $39,900, 250-490-9159 or email@example.com for more details
The Maeve Lily School of Music
Specializing in Instruction for Girls Guitar, Piano, Voice, Harp, Trumpet, Flute, Ukulele, Song Writing and Recording Kids and Parents introduction to Music and Musical Theatre Phone Skaha Sound 250-492-4710
Apt/Condos for Sale
APARTMENTS: $600 $700 $800 $1000 $1100 $1250 $1700
Skaha Place, ground ﬂoor 1 bdrm, f, s, A/C, blinds, coin-op laundry. 1 year lease req’d. Avail. Now (A355) 1 bdrm near Okanagan Beach, f, s, balcony, laminate ﬂoors, elevator, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (ot419) 2 bdrm 55+ apts, incl. heat and cable, new balcony, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail Now (WT203) The Verana, 1 bdrm +den, 6 appl., 1.5 bath, balcony, elevator, sec’d parking. Avail. Oct 1 (A382) 1 bed + den, The Alysen, 6 appl, sec’d parking, elevator, near Skaha Beach. Avail. Sept. 1 (OT389) 2 bdrm at Skaha Breeze, minutes from Skaha Beach, 7 appl, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A419) 2 bdrm at 160 Lakeshore Drive, Beautiful view facing lake, 1606 sqft. Avail. Now (A397)
Furnished studio, fridge, conv. oven, shared free laundry, incl. util. Avail. Now-June 2011 (ot422)
HOUSES: $1200 $1300
Sandbridge 55+ 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, dble garage, family room, indoor pool w/activity centre. Avail. Now (ot426) 3 bdrm home in Naramata Village, fridge, stove,carport, ﬁnished bsmt. Avail. Now (OT417) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:
280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualiﬁed applicants will be contacted.
2 MONTHS FREE RENT Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton 5002200sq.ft, 250-493-9227
Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1BDRM, across from Skaha Lake, new ﬂoors/paint, furnished, balcony, elevator, secure adult bldg, n/s, n/p. $675 includes util. 1-604-795-3663 1 BDRM apt downtown Summerland $660/ mth incl water/sewer & shared laundry, newly painted. NP, NS Avail October 1. Call 778- 516-5535 to view. 1BDRM balcony, storage, 150 Skaha Place, secure, adult bldg, np $675. 250-276-9394 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, fully furnished, lakefront condo, Vernon, NS/NP, $900/mo incl.water/heat. OctJune. firstname.lastname@example.org 2BED, 1Bath, 1050 sf, w/d, fr, st, dw, mw, A/C. Elevator, secure parking & storage. Quiet 55+, N/S, no pets, close to Skaha. Avail Oct 1 $850 To view call 778-476-4990 BACHELOR suite $650 incl util, DT corner of Martin & Orchard, Dennis @ Realty Executives 250493-4372 CENTRALLY located condo, 2bd, 2ba 1114 sq.ft, f/s, w/d, dw, ac, u/g prkg, n/s s/p, $850. Ref req’d 55+ Penticton call 250-493-7715 avail Oct 15 CLEAN 1bdrm suite with full size fridge/stove, $625+util., no pets, (250)492-7129 Condo for rent 2bdrm 2-bath , 6-appl, u/g parking, $1200/mo. n/s, n/p, 250-328-9443 LG., BRIGHT 1 bd. Heated ﬂoors, 7 appl’s. Near Lib. N/S, sm pet neg. $850 + utils. 250462-4450 NEWER 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 6 appliances. Walking distance to shopping and college. $1050 util included. (250) 4620244 (778)476-5635 Resort living year round, 2bdrm, 2ba condo with private beach & dock, gas FP, hot tub in inner courtyard, guest suite available, games room, 5appl., $1000/mo. (furnished or unfurnished) Ok Falls 250-4880828, 250-309-7225
800sqft shop, overhead door, good exposure, ofﬁce, washroom, & also 1200sq.ft shop avail. Sept. 1, 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319
Duplex / 4 Plex 2BDRM close to DT, near new, f/s, dw, w/d, a/c, $1050 call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 3BDRM duplex no basement, Columbia area, fenced yard, n/s, n/p. $1140 250-493-1201 4BDRM duplex, 3 BATH, two kitchens, 2 sets of washer and dryer, $1790. Separate entrances, up ($1050), down ($890). 250-487-0268. Avail KEREMEOS - Two bedroom unit avail. Oct 1, 2010. W/D, yard, close to downtown. $675 plus utilities. Kelsey (250)4905846 PENTICTON, 2 story duplex, 3bdrm, 1.5ba, near DT, Ok lake, KVR trail, 6appl., gas fp, ac, $1150, avail. now, 250490-6694 SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $775+ util., (250)494-9331
Homes for Rent 115 Secrest Place Penticton, 4bdrm, dbl garage, vacant, huge back yard. 12-3099 South Main Penticton, 3bdrm, 2ba, hardwood ﬂoors, fenced back yard, $1200/mo. 779 Cadder Ave. Kelowna, 2bdrm (up suite) $1000/mo. call Vijay 250-490-1530 2 BDRM house for rent. $1000 plus util. pets ok. n/s, f/s, dw, w/d Near IGA fenced yard. Avail Oct 1 call 250-462-2274 3 BDRM 2.5 BA, Exec Home West Bench. Dbl garg, 0.5 acre, NS NP, prefer retired or professional couple, up to 1 yr rental, DD and ref’s req’d $1600/mo + utils, Avail Oct 15, email@example.com, 250782-7401 after 5pm 4 BDRM, centrally located, upscale house. $2000/mo Call (250) 486-3111
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condos for Sale
REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON
(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.
Oct. 1, Summerland Rural: 3 bdrm house w/12 acres. Horse barn, corrals, tack shed, wood shed, insulated coop, beautifully maintained yard w/fruit trees, large deck & pond. RV parking, fenced/irrigated horse pastures. F/S, W/D, D/W, freezer $1,900 incl. pasture irrigation water & garbage.
Skaha Pl. 1 bdrm facing the Oxbow, F/S, A/C, sec. bldg. w/pkg. Avail. Now ............................$625.00 incl. water. 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.
GOOD Place to stay for workers, students & retired. Rent starts from $550/mo fully furnished/cable/electric/phone (250)492-7015 (250)770-0816
LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, available for rental from Sept. 15-May 2011 Fully furnished, utilities/cable included, quiet location, near Mall and bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205 MOTEL suites furnished $480 up. move in any time. located at PENTICTON & SUMMERLAND. 250-487-0268.
Rooms for Rent 1BDRM parking, cable, phone, internet, laundry, $450/mo. (250)770-1581 newly renovated, private bath, $500/mo. util. incl. (cable), 50+ female preferred, n/d, no pets, please call after 6pm, (250)493-8865 PRIVATE lg room incl full bath, share laundry/kitchen $550 incl util, avail now. 250487-9651 lv message
RV Pads OYAMA area. RV site rental, long-term. Lake views. Comparitive rates. 250-869-8505
Shared Accommodation 2BDRM house to share, no parties, no drugs n/s, cats welcome $500 incl internet & util, bright and clean 250-486-4994 2rms avail in 1/2 duplex ,prefer female, 1 for $425 or both for $500, n/s, n/p, incl w/d, net hook-up & util 250-487-0133 Avail. Oct. 1, 1 room, newly reno’d, 1300sqft, 3bdrm upstairs, new appliances, hardwood ﬂoors, gas fp, tile throughout, $500/mo., util/cable/wireless internet incl., (250)809-4162 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $500, everything incl., 250-492-2543 ROOM. quiet house, good location ﬁrm rules, no guests, share kitch/bath/w/d, disability welcome, $375. Good person only. (250)493-5087
Storage BOAT & RV STORAGE Large indoor facility, secure & dry, best rates anywhere, drive a little- save alot. Valet service avail. (250)558-3797
Suites, Upper 2bdrm suite near new. Quiet neighborhood, Mature wrkg person. New appls. NS/NP Util incl $750/mo 250-493-3428 AFFORDABLE furnished 1bdrm in loving home for a responsible person, n/s, n/d $550/mo, laundry/utilities incl. Share kitchen criminal check Penticton 250-493-3835
Townhouses 3BDRM, 2.5bath, dbl garage, 5-appl, close to school/beach. N/S, N/P avail Sept immed. Call after 4pm 250-486-7974 NEWER 3 bd, 3 bth, now til 06/30/11. $1150 + util. DW, W/D, NS. 1 sm dog/cat ok. References required. firstname.lastname@example.org RENT with rent to own option: 4bdrm, 3ba townhouse. Central Air, F/S, W/D, DW $1500mo., avail. Oct.1, 250488-0828
Want to Rent INJURED/DISABLED adult seeks caring live in situation on rural organic farm. Will need meals, personal care, shopping, quiet. Bed bound most of the time. 604-5227010.
Auto Accessories/Parts 4 new Michelin tires mounted on rims, used 1 winter, 205/70R15 $500. Call 250492-9129 (4) P215-65-R15 Goodyear Ultra Grip winter tires on wheels, $150, (4) 185-70-R13 BF Goodrich studded tires, $100, (2) P215-65-R15 95T M/S Premier Touring A/S, $40, (250)493-4743
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Sept. 1: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath Oct.1: Newer exec. 3 bdrm hse w/ townhouse, F/S, D/W, W/D hook-ups, suite. Top Carmi Ave. f/s, w/d, pkg, fenced yrd ........ $975 incl. water. in-law cent air/heat. f/p. Dbl car garage w/ fenced yard. 2 full baths up w/one dwn .......................... $1500.00 + util.
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132 Power Power Street Street –– 11 bed bed apartment, apartment, 1st 1st floor, floor, fr/st, fr/st, 132 Avail NOW NOW $$700.00 700.00 incl. util. util. Avail incl. 132 Power Street – 2 bed apartment, 1st floor, fr/st, bed apartment, 1st floor, fr/st, 132 Power Street incl. util. Avail NOW– 2$850.00 incl. util. Avail NOW $850.00 1049 Churchill Ave. – 2 bed, 2 bath, yard, fr/st, dw, 1049 Churchill bed, 2 bath, yard, fr/st, dw, Avail Ave. NOW– 2$1200.00 w/d, garage $ Avail NOW 1200.00 w/d, garage 873 Forestbrook Dr. – 2 bed apartment, 3rd floor, fr/ Avail NOW $1300.00 st, dw, w/d, secure parking HOUSES
Huth Ave. – 2 bed HOUSES house, fr/st, w/d, storage shed, carHuthfenced Ave. yard. – 2 bed house, w/d, storage shed, carAvail Oct.fr/st, 1 $1000.00 port, port, fenced yard. Avail Oct. 1 $1000.00 80 – 2house, bdrm +fr/st/dw, den twnhs, fr/st,todw, w/d, close school. OKGreen FallsAve. – 3E.bed $ fenced yard, painted, new flrng. Avail NOW $1000.00 Avail NOW 1200.00
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS September 22, 2010
Auto Accessories/Parts 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
Cars - Domestic 1989 Cadillac (Elante) Conv. V8 auto, exc/cond. Best offer. (250)546-8630 1990 Honda Accord, looks & runs good, no rust, pw windows, a/c, pw locks, new tires $1900 ďŹ rm 250-488-0357 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, drives & looks exc. $2500 obo. 250-546-8630 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maint, exc.cond $2300 obo 250-307-0002 2001 Olds Alero, V6, near new tires, 190K, Dealer serviced, records, $3500 250-558-9232 2006 Pontiac Torrent (SUV) exc/cond. well maint., 120K, $10,700. 250-307-4404. 2007 Dodge Caliber, fully loaded, s/grey, leather, c/w 4 winter tires, low mileage, asking $10,900. 250-540-3460
Cars - Sports & Imports 1975 MGB very nice cond, $8,000 will accept motorcycle as all or part payment. 250541-0782 2006 Toyota Matrix, 5spd, air, $8975. 2006 Toyota Yaris, 4dr, auto, air, loaded $9475. 2007 Toyota Yaris, 2dr HB, 5spd, $6975. Govnâ€™t Inspected rebuilt vehicles. Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. 250-260-4415. 95 Convertible Corvette, candy apple red, very good cond, lady driven 1/mo a year! Very low mileage, new tires, needs new top. Call before I change my mind $24,500obo 250-4864404
Cars - Domestic
Trucks & Vans
2003 Yamaha Virago 250, 7542 kms. Black. Great learning bike, execellent cond. $3500 ďŹ rm. 250-492-3078 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123
EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.
1993 Nissan 4x4 Truck & Canopy, Good Running Condition, 4cyl. engine, trailer hitch, great on gas, $2350. (250)484-5676, ( 250)-295-3660 1996 Chev Silverado 1/2 ton PU, 223K kms, extd. cab, s/b, V8 Vortex 5L, auto trans., full load, leather bucket seats, green w/tan int., tow pkg, white ďŹ breglass canopy, reduced $4444.44obo, 250-4736543, Ok Falls 2000 Dodge Dakota 4x4, crwcab, 4.7L auto, a/c, 167K, very good cond, $5500, 308-2225 2006 Ford F350 4x4, !diesel! ex-cab, L/B, 140K, full load, good cond $13,900 503-0320 2007 Silverado Classic, exc/cond, 58K, $25,000, 2002 Chevy Tracker 4WD, 191K $5900 (250)546-2805 2008 F350 4x4, reg/cab, L/B, auto, all power options, 60K, exc/cond $17,500, 545-8502
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CULTURAL FEAST â€” Chloe Alex receives a piece of the ceremonial salmon from Rochelle Saddleman during the Okanagan First Nations salmon feast at Okanagan Falls Provincial Park Sunday. The two-day festival is a celebration of the food ďŹ sh which has long been a staple of the native culture.
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ower elevations of the South Okanagan Valley are covered by three types of plant associations: grass, sagebrush and forest. Each has its distinctiveness and appeal. This article focuses on two major trees: Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Many people canâ€™t tell one from the other but recognizing a tree as a Douglas fir or a ponderosa pine is easy. The most obvious features that distinguish the two are the cones and the needles. Pine cones are stout, broadest at the base, almost as broad as they are long, and relatively large; an average pine cone would be 10 centimetres long and eight cm broad. Pick up a cone, but do it carefully or youâ€™ll drop it quickly because youâ€™ll get stuck by the small prickles, one at the tip of each cone scale. Douglas fir cones are smaller (about 6x3 cm), cylindrical and lack prickles. Their most distinctive features are the large bracts, protruding well beyond the ends of the cone scales. Looking at the needles, it is their length that distinguishes the pine from the Douglas fir. Pine needles are about 20 cm long and Douglas fir needles are short, up to three cm. In addition, pine needles are attached to the twig in a bundle of three, whereas Douglas fir needles are not in bundles. Old trees of both species can be magnificent. Because ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are the major timber-producing
JIM GINNS NATURE WISE trees of western North America most of the big trees have been logged. But a few big trees remain in the Okanagan Valley like one in the Penticton area that is 4.9 metres in circumference and 38.7 metres tall. Some features of these trees are fascinating or unusual. One is the two years that it takes for the seeds of ponderosa pine to ripen. Douglas fir flowers in the spring and the seeds are mature in 3-4 months. But pine cones are not ripe the first autumn and continue to grow the next spring and summer, finally the seeds are released the second autumn after fertilization. On a hot day pine bark may give off a faint odour of vanilla. And pine bark flakes off in pieces shaped like those in a jigsaw puzzle. Although trees may seem to be pretty solitary, a close look reveals a community of organisms inhabiting the tree. Recently squirrels in our neighbourhood began gnawing the pine cones apart to eat the still-green seeds. The diet of Clarkâ€™s nutcrackers is almost entirely seeds of ponderosa and whitebark
pines. The nutcrackers also cache seeds often in the soil at the base of clumps of grass. Many of these seeds are hunted-up later and eaten but some are overlooked and germinate, thus spreading the pines about the countryside. Seeds are food for pygmy nuthatches, mourning doves, quail and other birds. Red crossbills have beaks modified so they can pry apart the cone scales and use their tongue to flick out the seeds. There are several populations of red crossbills. One population has beaks specialized to extract seeds from pines, in another the beak is adapted to feed on spruce seeds and so on. A variety of insects live in the pines. In late July, adult pine white butterflies appear and make their distinctive short, slow, convoluted flight around the tops of large ponderosa pines. Eggs are laid at the base of needles where they overwinter. The following spring the caterpillars emerge from the eggs and feed on the relatively succulent new needles. Tiny (3-4 mm long) western pine beetles are responsible for many patches of dead ponderosa pines on the hillsides. The beetles tunnel under pine bark, depositing spores of a blue-stain fungus as they go. Disruption of water flow from the roots to the needles by the beetles and fungus is sufficient to kill the tree. Here, three major groups of organisms (plants, insects and fungi) are interacting. The complexity of such relation-
ships illustrate the power of nature. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are adapted to the climate, soils and moisture of the South Okanagan. Whether big or small they are beautiful trees and they should be used more often in large landscape projects, if for no other reason than they require less watering than exotic trees like maples, cedars and spruces. The South Okanagan Naturalistsâ€™ Clubâ€™s next meeting is Sept. 23 in the United Church, 696 Main St., Penticton at 7:30 p.m. Dr. George Scotter, renowned author, botanist and parks planner, will talk on Nahanni â€” Past, Present, Future. The Nahanni National Park Reserve in northern Canada is now nearly seven times the size of the original established in 1972. It permanently protects over 30,000 square kilometres of boreal wilderness, an area the size of Vancouver Island. The Nahanni is now one of the worldâ€™s greatest protected areas, taking its place alongside Banff and Jasper. How did this all happen? Come and hear Dr. Scotter tell about the history of this spectacularly beautiful landscape and how it became a park. He was a member of the original team that studied the area for its national park potential. All are welcome. For details contact Glenda at 250-462-7500. Jim Ginns is a member of BC Field Ornithologists and the Native Plant Society of BC.
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Penticton - South Okanagan - Similkameen RCMP/GRC Penticton Property Crime Map (Selected Offences) August 2010
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unlocked or otherwise unsecured. Cash and electronics were commonly targeted property; however, in one file the suspects entered an unlocked residence on South Main St., through the front door, found the keys to the homeowner's pickup truck inside, then departed in the stolen vehicle. - 6 commercial break and enter reports. Of these, 2 were attempted break-ins while entry was gained in the remaining 4 files. - 62 vehicle break-in reports. Several incidents occurred in central Penticton near Fairview Rd. and Calgary Ave. A number were also reported in the area of Skaha Lake Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods. A third hot spot was on Riverside Dr., with a number of vehicles being entered during the daytime while their owners were floating down the Okanagan River Channel. Two 17 year old females were arrested August 25th near Dartmouth Ave. and Warren Ave. in possession of items stolen from local vehicles; this file remains under investigation. Once again, many of the vehicles targeted this month were left unlocked with property inside; please remember to remove valuables and to keep vehicles locked when left unattended.
If you have any information about these incidents or any other crime please contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DISCLAIMER: This document is the property of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen RCMP. Statistics are based on police reports derived directly from PRIME-BC and should be considered preliminary, as they do not represent official statistics submitted to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as per UCR II scoring guidelines. Maps and statistics are based on founded occurrences only, and do not reflect incidents which were determined, upon police attendance, to be unfounded or unsubstantiated. Maps and statistics reflect only the most serious offence on each file. Maps may not display all reported property crimes for the given time period.
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uestion: I’m not sure what to do, as last year both my parents died in a motor vehicle accident. My sister and I have inherited money, enough to buy a house etc. I proposed marriage to my girlfriend of two years, but she decided she wanted to have a casual “open” relationship. We have still remained friends and recently she came back into my life and proposed to me. My sister, ever suspicious, suggested it was only because I am now financially secure, so I should tell her the money is tied up in a trust fund until I am 40 years old. I have a good trade, am employed long term at the same company and enjoy my work. I decided to tell her, just GERRY & MARIE PRIOR to prove to my sister she’s GEMS OF WISDOM wrong. Well my ex-girlfriend has decided after all that it just won’t work and we should just be friends. Although my sister was right, I am angry with her, and feel so stupid. Should I tell my ex-girlfriend the truth? Confused. Marie Answers: It’s a sad thing when we discover that the people in our lives are not as genuine as we think they should be, and although this lesson is a hard one, you do need to safeguard yourself from being taken advantage of in the future. When you make your choices to have serious relationships you need to decide if having a good character is on your list, or just have casual friends until you are a little older and have a bit more experience. Also your sister is trying to look out for you, try not to be angry with her. Gerry Answers: Think yourself lucky that you found out the truth before you hitched your wagon to this shallow person for life. Question: Our daughter, then 12 years old, was at a sleepover with her school friend last spring break (we know the family well). The friend’s older sister (17) had her boyfriends over for a party, there was drugs etc. and our daughter had sex with at least one, possibly more, of the boys, but doesn’t really remember much. So now we learn she is five months pregnant We are in shock, but have to deal with this. One option is I can go away with her to have the baby out of town and arrange adoption. Or, because we cannot have any more children and always wanted another, should we just raise this baby as our own (I will pretend I’m pregnant and no one will know). Very distressed. Marie Answers: You don’t say if there is any police investigation, as she is a minor. Do you think these boys should be held to account? You say you know the family for many years and don’t want to embarrass your daughter or the family. However, whatever you decide about the pregnancy will have long-term consequences. To start with, deception around you being the mother instead of a grandmother can only bring further complications to your family in the future. If you decide to raise the baby, then be upfront and legally adopt. This type of problem is more common than you think. Getting more information on your options might help you be less distressed. Gerry Answers: If your daughter decides to keep her child, it is appropriate for the boy and his family to accept responsibility now and in the future. If your daughter decides to hide her motherhood from public scrutiny, then you could indeed adopt, and at an appropriate time in the future break the news to your grandchild, obviously with your daughter’s permission. If your daughter decides to have her baby adopted outside your family, this could solve the immediate embarrassment, but could have implications for all of you, including the child, in the future. Please seek legal counsel in this matter.
Gerry and Marie Prior have 30 years experience in counselling and operate GemCare Counselling in Penticton. They can be reached at 250-809-9762, or send your questions to email@example.com or their website at www.gemcarecounselling.com. This column is meant for general advice, and does not replace professional counselling.
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