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Sunday openings back on the books library board had such a hard time finding the money. “It is their judgment for this year, (but) City council will find upwards of $2,500 when we go into the budget discussions for from its tight budget to fund Sunday openings their demands next year it better be a topic, I at the Penticton Public Library, at least until guess,” said Pearce. next year. Coun. Andrew Jakubeit had a similar Since announcing that the library would comment, challenging Little’s assertion that make up an initial budget shortfall of around the library could not have made up the $4,000 by not opening the facility on Sundays, shortfall by shaving off hours from different the library’s board and workers’ shifts, instead top manager Larry Little of closing on Sundays. “I think it is a travhave been in a squabble However, Ashton, over the decision with noting he recently had esty that they are some members of couna conversation with doing this, and if cil, most vocally Coun. Little, said the board felt John Vassilaki. they had addressed the you guys vote it “I still believe that budget issue to the best down, I hope you they were wrong in of their ability. their deliberations,” said library) has a can sleep at night.” board“(The Vassilaki before the 4-3 that is endorsed vote on his motion to by the City of Penticton. — John Vassilaki find the money. “We So, I think we better need a library open for be a little more careful the less fortunate than ourselves that can’t here,” said Ashton “If we want to get going afford a computer. into the operation of the library, maybe we “I believe that the people that are being should re-examine how we should fund it. I affected by these closures ... are the ones that think that the path that you are going on is need that service open and are the last ones a question that deserves to be asked of the that would ever complain. I think it is a trav- board and does not deserve to be asked to us esty that they are doing this, and if you guys around this table at this point and time. vote it down, I hope you can sleep at night.” “We are a funding source to them and we Vassilaki also implied that council should are going to be hearing about it, but I think consider switching Penticton’s facility to when you give the authority to a board like the regional system after council apparently that to run the library, we have to be very received a briefing of reasons why the city conscious of that.” should do so from the Okanagan Regional Both Albas and library liaison Coun. Judy Library, a topic none of his fellow councillors Sentes said the board had worked hard to were willing to discuss. find the best solution possible for the budget Councillors Mike Pearce and Dan Albas, shortfall. along with Mayor Dan Ashton, voted against “They have been diligent,” said Sentes. the city paying extra to keep the service open “Be assured that they have looked at all meason Sunday. ures of opportunity to meet their guidelines for Pearce said he still can’t figure out why, balancing the budget. I have sat with them. I with a budget of just under $1 million, the know that the process has been diligent.” BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society’s 31st annual Shaw Share-a-Smile telethon raised $62,130 Sunday for the organization’s Child Development Centre. The money will go towards the centre’s $300,000 budget shortfall. Still tired from the nine-hour television broadcast — not to mention a five-day sleep-depravation marathon of early morning radio shows to promote it — the centre’s executive director Judy Sentes said she is delighted with the total amount raised. “To achieve $62,130 was a gift,” said Sentes. “We were uncertain when we began where it might end up. Times are tough. Everybody’s dollar is still the same and yet there are many agencies such as the OSNS that are in dire need of funding, and ours is a big one. So I was uncertain that the outcome could be as good as it turned out to be.

“I am still reeling from the success of it.” Sentes said the money will help provide early-intervention services and programs to children with disabilities or developmental delays throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen. “What it means is that we can continue to do our outreach service because it is expensive to travel to points such as Princeton,” said Sentes. “It means that we can maintain a full-time child psychologist because the (provincial) contract is only for a part-time one.” Sentes said the money will also help fund their popular pre-school environment. “Our Kinderplace program is an integrated program, but the parents can’t possibly pay for the true cost of the program, so we fund raise for that,” she said. “We, in fact, have infants that are on our wait list now, so I think that speaks to the outcomes that program is achieving. “As well, the ongoing cost of

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materials and equipment can be staggering sometimes, and if you can’t provide your therapy staff with the appropriate equipment you really render them into a negativity.” Sentes said with the success of the telethon and other events she is optimistic the society can make its budget, along with the help of grants from the Business Gives Back event this Friday, Fest of Ale and the Penticton And Friends Charity Golf Tournament, as well as two other OSNS fundraisers. “On Nov. 27 Valley First presents The Evergreen Ball for the Child Development Centre which last year raised in the vicinity of $30,000,” said Sentes. “And in early January, we will begin the annual show and shine which is a raffle for a brandnew Harley Davidson, and that will raise in the vicinity of $35,000. “Given those historically known (fundraising initiatives) we should achieve our goal of a balanced budget. So we are almost there but not quite.”

The $23.3 million renovations to the Penticton Community Centre are still on time and on budget, according to representatives from construction management companies working on the project. Reporting before council Monday night, the three gave an update on the project which must be “substantially completed” by March 31 in order for the city to receive close to $15.5 million of funding from provincial and federal infrastructure stimulus grants. Because of the funding deadline, the city has basically scheduled one year for work it would typically plan to do in two years. Pivotal’s Steve Matheson told council they are about halfway through the project. “We have made a lot of strides over the last three months,” said Matheson. “As of tonight we are within a week of being on our schedule.” The effort, according to Pivotal, has been a combination of second shifts, additional crews, some off-site fabrication and good teamwork and communication by the general contractor and sub-trades. “We are moving to the finishing and the final stages of the electrical and mechanical work,” said Matheson. “We just have to keep the peddle to the metal to reach the March 31 date.” The sentiment was reiterated by SS+A’s Gustav Van

Niekerk, who noted that the design team, with council’s approval, had made some changes to keep the project to its projections. “All indications are that we are on budget which is excellent news,” said Van Niekerk. “Actually it is slightly below budget.” He also said there are good cost control procedures and contingencies in place to remain on target. Making his own presentation, city treasurer Doug Leahy noted the city had to borrow about $7.7 million to pay for its portion of the capital costs of the project. In 2012, the new community centre’s first full year of operation, Leahy said servicing that debt will cost the city about $600,000 a year, with the overall subsidy for operating the facility estimated to be an annual $2.1 million. Whereas, in 2009, in need of renovations but debt-free, the facility required a $1.4 million subsidy from the city. The building’s renovation designs include a new 10-lane, 25-metre competition pool; a warmer multipurpose leisure pool; and a big hot tub with a long accessibility ramp and wide set of stairs. The leisure pool will have a variety of features including a slide, a tot pool, a lazy river, submerged walls, play features and two waterfalls users can swim under. There will also be a new family change room area and an expanded fitness centre. The city says it hopes to have the centre fully operational by June 1.




Park purchase approved by narrow margin KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

A total of 49 votes made the difference in a referendum that will see Okanagan Falls purchase property near the shores of Skaha Lake for parkland. On Saturday residents in the Okanagan Falls Recreation Service Area voted to authorize the borrowing of $1,320,000 to purchase the land where the proposed development Skaha Shores was to be built before it went into receivership. Combining the advance poll and general voting, 480 people answered yes to the referendum question, while 431 voted no. “The people have said they are concerned about price, as we are concerned about the tax implications,” said Area D director Bill Schwarz. “As we go through on this project, the $900,000 will be for costs to buy the land, and the remainder is for development costs and probably will not be all spent.” Skaha Shores had been previously assessed at $2.3 million, and an offer of $900,000 was initially put forward by the RDOS. Should another offer come in higher than that, there is a 72-hour window for the RDOS to counter-offer. If

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another offer comes in by the end of November, Schwarz said a decision will have to be made whether or not they make a counter-offer.

For now, there is a 30-day appeal period for anyone who wants to challenge the referendum and a recount will be conducted. If no one appeals

then the borrowing bylaw will go to the RDOS board for approval. Once the money can be accessed then the bankruptcy court has to approve

the sale of the property. Schwarz believes that everything should be sorted out by the end of December and the property will be in the hands of the Okanagan Falls Recreation Service Area. Once the property is legally in the community’s possession, contracts will go out for architects and engineers to move ahead with the plans to build a small children’s water park, a concession and a small community policing office. Schwarz said he is meeting with the RCMP next week to fine tune what their needs are to build an approximate 400 square foot office. “We have taken input at a public open house we held a few weeks ago and many of the exit surveys from that showed people want a water park and a concession. We also had an intern the last two weeks of August on the beach asking people what they would like to see on the parkland. They came up with the same three items, so we feel we have done all the consultation we need for that,” said Schwarz. When Kenyon Park was donated to Okanagan Falls, Schwarz said there was an understanding that Okanagan Falls would acquire Skaha Shores should the property ever become available.

Mayor says union rejected offer to preserve pool jobs BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The union representing the Penticton Community Centre pool workers turned down an agreement in August that would have guaranteed all their jobs back with the same salaries and seniority they had before the facility shut down for renovations in March, according to the city’s Mayor Dan Ashton and CAO Annette Antoniak. Ashton said in exchange for the new contract, the only concessions he would have asked for in return were that new employees not start at the same pay level as those who have been working at the pool for years, sometimes decades, and that those new employees would top out at a lower salary. However, CUPE turned down the offer because, the union said, it could not make such concessions outside of official bar-

gaining negotiations — a process for which, as of Monday, a firm set of dates has still not been established. Ashton said the deal would have created a pay scale similar to those accepted by unions in the private sector where employees receive scheduled pay increases based on their hours of work. “I have had the discussion with (pool workers) where I have said that I don’t think it is fair that you have been a lifeguard for (several) years and someone else starts tomorrow and you start at the same rate,” said Ashton. “We have got to start phasing people in (with) a lower start and a lower cap, but everybody that is working is grandfathered and protected all the way down.” Antoniak, who was not with the city at the time, said before making the offer, her predecessor, Dennis Back, laid out the city’s financial difficulties including declining rev-

enues and a growing deficit — a financial hole she says now currently sits somewhere between $1.7 and $2.1 million. As a result of still not having reached a deal with CUPE, Antoniak said the city is now officially seeking tender proposals to have a private company operate the community centre and its pool — an idea that was delivered to council in March as part of the city’s core services review, but was not made public until last month. “We would like all of the staff back, but having said that we also have to do our due diligence,” said Antoniak. “We have to protect our interests, and so that is why we are going to go out and seek expressions of interests and requests for qualifications on the running of the community centre.” CUPE local president Patti Finch stressed that the union did not reject the contents of the offer.

“What they brought to us ... changes articles and wage adjustments in the collective agreement, but the collective agreement had already expired last December, therefore we could not go in and make changes to it as we could have if it was still currently in effect,” explained Finch. “The community centre is only part of the membership that I represent that is covered by that collective agreement. That collective agreement covers all the members of CUPE in the City of Penticton. So, we can’t make an agreement that deals with only part of it.” Instead, Finch said some city workers formed a committee that came up with $685,000 in “cost sharing and revenue generating ideas that would save the city money.” The union offered the list of cost-saving ideas to the city in exchange for assurances that the community centre would remain public.

Four men sustain wounds in pair of Halloween stabbings Western News Staff

Two Penticton men could be looking at assault with a weapon charges after a pair of stabbings on the weekend. RCMP said both incidents, one at a house party and one downtown, involved men arguing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “It’s difficult to say if people realize just how serious and deadly assaulting someone with a knife can be. Fist fights are one thing, but when a person uses a knife it can ultimately and easily lead to someone losing their life and the other person spending possibly the rest of their life in jail,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. The first assault happened at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Penticton RCMP responded to a disturbance at a house party in the 500 block of Edmonton Avenue, just two

blocks away from the detachment. A Halloween party was taking place at the residence, where a 19-year-old Penticton man allegedly stabbed two other men, also in their late teens and early 20s. The suspect knew both victims and was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol and illicit drugs at the time of the assault. One victim received stab wounds to the abdomen and was admitted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other victim received stab wounds to his buttocks and was released from the Penticton Regional Hospital that night. The accused appeared before a Justice of the Peace via teleconference call and was released. Early Sunday, officers were called to the scene of the second stabbing at around 3 a.m. downtown on Main Street

at Wade Avenue. The fight started after a 23-year-old man asked another man for a cigarette. “The two exchanged words, which led to a physical altercation, which escalated when the accused allegedly brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck, head and thigh,” said Moskaluk. “The victim, 20 years old from Penticton, was extremely fortunate that the injuries were only superficial. The accused from Osoyoos, fared worse himself, as he inadvertently severed part of a finger while handling the knife. The man was brought to Kelowna General Hospital to have the severed section mended back.” The Penticton RCMP Regional General Investigation Section is continuing its investigations into both incidents, with assault with a weapon related charges pending for both men.




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A 19-year-old Penticton man is clinging to life after a crash in Peachland last week, police said Monday. The man was among a group of people who were on a limo bus returning to Penticton from Kelowna early Saturday after celebrating a birthday. The bus stopped at the pullout near Antler’s Beach near Peachland and some of the passengers got out to smoke and stretch, said Const. Steve Holmes. One crossed Highway 97 to relieve himself, and was standing near the southbound shoulder of the road when he was hit by a GMC SUV and thrown into the ditch. “The 73-year-old male driver, of Penticton, thought he had struck a deer and immediately stopped and asked the limo passengers to call police as his vehicle was no longer operational,” said Holmes, noting the man had recently seen deer near the roadway and slowed down. When the group from the limo bus prepared to leave after calling 911, they discovered a member of their group was missing and found the 19-year-old lying in a ditch some 30 metres from where he had been hit by the vehicle. The man was taken to Kelowna General Hospital and then flown to Vancouver General Hospital where he remains on life support. Police say there was little illumination in the area at the time of the crash and say alcohol on the part of the driver has been ruled out as a factor. Holmes said on Tuesday that the man’s condition remains unchanged.

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hose darn political parties, always trying to out-do each other. First it was the Liberals starting to implode over the harmonized sales tax debacle. Liberal insiders started calling for Premier Gordon Campbell to step down while the party faithful stood behind the leader. Then it was the NDP’s turn. It all started innocently enough with a couple of un-vetted lines penned by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson. He was turfed from caucus, which started the ball rolling. Every day it seems we hear more New Democrats are disaffected with Carole James’ leadership. Simpson’s riding association executive have supported him and passed a motion calling for a leadership review in 2011. All of a sudden, while it appeared all the NDP had to do was show up in 2013 and they would form government, everything has changed. It seems like Campbell is more likely to survive the internal party revolt than James. One thing the NDP revolt has going for it is that it appears that accidental coup will see James’ ouster sooner rather than later. Campbell, on the other hand, looks like he’ll be able to hang on for a while. Why does that benefit the NDP? Because if they are going to head into the next election with a new leader, better to get one in place now. Same goes for the Liberals. If there is one lesson to be learned from British Columbia politics, it’s that when the winds of leadership change start blowing, they don’t usually stop until they’ve accomplished their goal. It’s very hard for any political leader to survive a revolt from within. And that is what we’ve seen with both the Liberals and the NDP.

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ike knights in a medieval re-enactment, B.C.’s political combatants strapped on their armour to take the ritual sword-swipes over Premier Gordon Campbell’s latest income tax cut. Public-sector unions were quickest to rattle their chain mail. The teachers and nurses were outraged that $600 million wouldn’t be extracted from the paycheques of working people each year and added to the already swelling health and education budgets. CUPE president Barry O’Neill weighed in: “It’s almost comical to see Mr. Campbell descending to the point of trying to entice voters to support the HST with their own tax dollars.” Almost comical? This selfserving routine by the publicsector elites with their definedbenefit pensions is downright hilarious. Private-sector jobs ultimately support the entire apparatus of government, a fact that still seems to elude these ancient gladiators of the left. Campbell wasn’t much more convincing when I interviewed him the day after his $240,000 TV infomercial to


unveil the 15-per-cent reduction of personal income tax, effective New Year’s Day. “The really important thing here is this is separate from the HST discussion,” Campbell said. “This is about leaving more money in people’s pockets.” Right. And the HST is about removing more money from people’s pockets. I had assumed that since the first third of Campbell’s TV address was devoted to his now-familiar defence of the HST, as a lead-up to the income tax announcement, there was some connection between the two. But apparently I was wrong. The timing of the

second-biggest income tax cut in B.C. history has nothing to do with public outrage over the HST, or Campbell’s dismal popularity. It’s just the latest step in the master plan that began the day Campbell took office and slashed the personal income tax rate by 25 per cent. Regular readers will recall I predicted Campbell would use the TV address to announce a cut in the HST rate, as soon as the contract with Ottawa allows him to do it in July 2012. But reducing the HST rate to 11 per cent would likely have cost the government more revenue. The income tax cut also has the benefit of showing up before people vote in the HST referendum next fall. I suggested to Campbell that the average person would look at a sales tax that shifts about $2 billion annually from business to consumers, and an income tax cut that puts $600 million back in their pockets, and conclude that they are worse off. He replied that “the arithmetic doesn’t work like that.” From an individual taxpayer’s point of view, the premier is correct. But the com-

bined effect of the HST and this income tax cut is middle class and wealthy individuals as a group paying more, and businesses paying less. Which brings us to another rusty old argument from the left: The income tax cut helps wealthier people more than poor ones. Yes it does. If you make $40,000 in 2011, you will save $236. If you make $80,000, you will save $616. You’ll probably spend those savings and more on consumption taxes, depending on how much you spend beyond necessities. I’ve been berated by readers for defending the idea that consumption taxes are better than income taxes. This would seem particularly true for B.C., where baby boomers will retire in droves in the coming years. We want people with money to move here and spend here. I assume that’s part of Campbell’s strategy, but maybe it’s too politically incorrect to say it out loud. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and




Getting hung up on charitable donations “That’s a lie,” was the first thing out of my angry mouth to the gal saying she was calling from Shriners and that I’d promised $25 back in August. Having just received a letter the day prior, telling me the same thing, plus a reprimand for forgetting with an official invoice attached, I was now disgusted (Plus $3 HST was to be added; there’s no end to the Liberals’ greedy tax grabs). The caller today said to my denial, “Well, I don’t see how that could happen because it says here that you did (pledge).” To which I responded, in a huff I admit, “I can guess!” Fundraising is contracted out to private, for-profit companies. Telephone staff work on commission. Ergo, the lies about who promised what. Sending out late notices and invoices is an unsavory marketing strategy, designed to stampede folks into sending a cheque, blaming themselves for faulty memory, especially when followed up with yet another phone call. There was no comment from this lady caller, just a pause and then “I’ll

No tolerance for intolerance

Zero tolerance has become fashionable again. Let’s call it by its logical equivalent: maximum intolerance. Years ago the U.S. introduced the concept so those who light up a joint don’t have to wait until they die to experience hell. Those who had a beer before driving home, now too get to feel the wrath of the righteous. It’s not enough to be holy, you must be holierthan-thou. And since we are unable to eliminate war, poverty and environmental collapse, we practise moral superiority on those who don’t offer much resistance and have no friends in high places. So now you get ticketed for smoking within six metres of a door, while the cop’s cruiser happily exhales the equivalent of a burning case of Camels idling at the curb. Or get harassed for having had a sherry at Bingo, while an army of Ivy League MBAs ruin the country of Greece and get close to do the same with the U.S.A. Or chewed out for straying off the marked trail in a provincial park while hectares of northern wilderness get trashed every hour north of Fort McMurray. We want everybody to go to heaven and won’t tolerate your failings. We have maximum intolerance for it. Amen. I am not a smoker, but have no problem with people smoking in my presence as long as it’s outside or in their own house. In fact, sometimes I find the fragrance aromatic and pleasant. I believe those who can’t drive safely with two beers in their belly are probably unsafe when sober. I believe that the War on Drugs costs humanity billions that could be spent better, leads to escalating violence, poverty in the producer countries, and has been lost decades ago. But these are just my opinions and it’s fair to disagree. I don’t like dogs jumping up on or slobbering at me while I am out running, while their owners say “he’s friendly!” Still I won’t ask for tougher dog laws. I offer my tolerance. Sometimes I say stupid things, annoy you or act inappropriately. Then I ask for your tolerance. I believe that intolerance comes from the illusion of knowledge, having the right answers while others don’t. What do the biggest crimes have in common? They all have been committed by people who “knew”, who were totally convinced of something: racial superiority, religion, political systems, on a big scale. All illusions. Thank God people seem to be inherently good, with an innate love for their fellow beings, or else humanity would have ceased to exist a long time ago. That a few bad apples can lead us astray so easily is another story. That’s where maximum intolerance comes in. It would be foolish to think that those who keep bombarding us with the news that the sky is falling are stupid — they do so because it works. People gripped by fear will accept having someone’s agenda crammed down their throats much more readily. Remember George W. Bush and the weapons of mass destruction? Or the dangerous rise of “unreported” crime (that one back-

cancel this out then,” as the line went dead. Here’s a different side of the Value Village talk, and another charity. I’m not saying we don’t need nor want the store, even while feeling badly for the lady in Oliver, and others, who feel they can’t compete with the big guys. Value Village has grown to be a large business, aided, I’m thinking, by their unique stockfinding system. You get a call from Big Brothers and Sisters, they pick up anything you have to give away. It’s convenient and you’re doing a good deed. But, having once asked questions when I got called for donations, I found out that everything that’s picked up is turned over almost free to Value Village. Big Brothers and Sisters get a tiny little percentage in cash. I was told in recent years it is one per cent of the value of the goods collected. I find that hard to believe, but that’s what I was told. I also asked if the callers were from a fundraising company (yes), rather than from the actual organization they say is call-

fired, Stockwell, didn’t it?), when in fact crime is at its lowest since 1994? Having maximum intolerance for minimal problems helps giving them maximum importance in the minds of people. It helps to make them forget any hidden agenda, lack of efficiency and doubtful ethical behaviour of those behind the hype. Wait a minute. Here I am ranting on about postulating a conspiracy, in fact falling prey to the hype myself. No, I don’t think our leaders are that clever — the culture of fear that we have allowed to poison or lives is also affecting them and their decisions. That’s probably all. The only antidote is tolerance. Will you have tolerance with my writing? And you can smoke in my presence. Florian Maurer Penticton

Step in the right direction

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and members of Living Positive Resource Centre, we would like to thank and acknowledge everyone involved in the 14th annual Okanagan AIDS Walk sponsored by Interior Savings. To all of the walkers, and those who supported them by pledging; to our presenting sponsor Interior Savings; to our sponsors and prize donors Astral Media, Interior Health, Westjet, SW Audio, Prestige Hotels & Resorts, Shaw TV, Big White Ski Resort, Starbucks, Canadian Springs, MAC Cosmetics, Golf Kelowna, Black Mountain Golf Club, Avalon Event Rentals, Lakeside Medicine Centre, Okanagan Telephone Company, Kelowna Insta-Print, The Wellness Spa, Planet Lazer, The Delta Grand Okanagan, and Oakcreek Golf; to all of the volunteers who worked so diligently to ensure its success; and to AIDS Walk co-ordinator Emily Ophus, we say a huge thank you. All of the money raised by this event stays right here in our community to provide support for individuals and families whose lives have been impacted, as well as allowing us to expand our prevention, education and awareness campaigns. If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so online via our website at With the help of this community, we are making a difference, and we offer our heartfelt thanks. Daryle Roberts & Karen Alex Living Positive Resource Centre

A work in progress

I am reading with disbelief the story of what is happening in Paris regarding the retirement age. Are things there really that terrible that they would cause riots, block airports and smash store windows just because they have to work to age 62? The fear of eroding social benefits? Come on people. Take a lesson from us. In Canada the age is 65 if you decide to take it. Lots don’t and continue for many more years. My father’s

ing. The trucks that pick up goods do not say Value Village, they name the charity. It’s possible the trucks belong to the stores (or are contracted to the stores). Knowing first hand the red tape involved in the transport business, I doubt a charitable organization would be able, or want to handle it. Common sense says there has to be a receiver for all those goods, but it seems kind of shady to not disclose to whom the items actually go to. Therefore, my donated goods go to the Salvation Army, where they are sold at low prices to those who can pay, but for those who cannot, items can be given free. And Sally Ann stores do, contrary to popular belief, have paid staff, at fair wages, to complement their volunteers. Any profits go back into the work of the church and communities. May I stress that I don’t have any gripe with much-needed charities raising funds, and support what I can, but I object to questionable ways some solicit. Mavis Hartford Penticton

employment ended due to a closure but he continued working with another company as a valuable employee well into his 70s. I personally have had to change locations but will continue to work well past retirement. When you are blessed enough to live in a country where you don’t make your point at the expense of others and truly enjoy your work, why not? Every day is a gift, that’s why it is called the present. Nancy Fletcher Penticton

Councillor condemned

Councillor John Vassilaki’s public and disgusting attack of Larry Little compels me to write a public comment. Larry Little doesn’t act in isolation, he reports to a board of directors who set library policy. That board is made up of members of our community, one of whom is a City of Penticton councillor appointed to act as liaison between the library board and city council. That councillor would be responsible for keeping city council informed of library activities. Therefore it seems Coun. Vassilaki should have been aware of the change in library hours. Publicly attacking the person of Mr. Little is completely uncalled for and clearly illustrates the colossal lack of respect Coun. Vassilaki has for his fellow man. In my opinion, this is also a clear example of his, and the majority of council’s, lack of respect for the people employed to look after our library and the City of Penticton as a whole. Coun. Vassilaki is a member of Rotary International who, amongst other things, endeavour to promote high ethical standards in their members’ professional lives. Their FourWay Test reads: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? This is one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics, and one which Coun. Vassilaki would be well served to remember in his everyday dealings with people as an elected representative of our city. I would also suggest Coun. Vassilaki may not be aware of the accepted and normal workplace practice of “chastise in private and praise in public.” G. Sobool Penticton

Law goes over the line

Mothers Against Drunk Driving has responded to critics of B.C.’s new application of the .05 blood alcohol content, indicating that, as far as MADD is concerned, social drinkers who enjoy one or two drinks and drive should have nothing to fear from the new application of .05. Maria Maas, who is a board member of Vancouver’s MADD, stated in the Vancouver

Sun “MADD has never been prohibitionists. We don’t have a problem with social drinking. The problem is when people drink to excess.” I agree and have always been a strong supporter of MADD. It is generally accepted under the Canadian Criminal Code that drinking to excess is when one exceeds a BAC of .08. So apparently these new penalties for BAC .05 are not being initiated by MADD. The BAC .05 application as enforced by the BC Liberals could be challenged, I suppose, if it was implemented as “fines”. But it is not. No politician wants to be perceived as approving additional taxes, so these penalties are not referred to as taxes. Then what are they? Administrative fees. A term that ensures no legal challenge. Or does it? A “fee” is remuneration paid for services requested and rendered. This would indicate, by definition, that charging these fees is illegal. Our governments are broken, especially when the wishes and/or intents of civilian organizations and citizens are so blatantly circumvented or ignored. When politicians authorize police forces to penalize citizens differently in each province, we indeed start down a slippery slope. No trial or appeal. I wonder how this conforms to the Constitution of Canada, the Canadian Criminal Code, and the Canadian Bill of Rights? Perhaps it is time for bar owners, service clubs, etc. to mount a challenge to this unfair and unequal application of the law in B.C. I’m sure patrons, if requested, would financially support such a challenge. This issue should remain on the front burners until one of our political parties recognizes the unfairness of the BAC .05 application and an appropriate response is received. Patrick MacDonald Penticton

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It has been over four years since the Okanagan Gleaners file first began. And now, as of last month, it has finally come to an end. I want to express my sincerest congratulations to the Okanagan Gleaners on their successful outcome to remain on the site where they have been located for some 16 years. I support the RDOS board’s decision to approve, even though I voted against their application from start to finish. I also want to assure the residents of the South Okanagan that I did support their application to the board. Those statements might seem to be hollow and hypocritical to some. I, of course, support what they do, just not at their present location. In supporting their application, I advised their agent, in several ways, on how best to approach the board: have a legal agreement with the owner that their land purchase is subject to the successful rezoning and subdivision of the property. I recommended an architect to provide the board with a more professional site plan and I suggested that they show up in force to board meetings and especially the public hearing. Wisely, they took the advice. I never once lobbied the directors to move to my side other than at the board in full view of the public and I never asked the board for a deferral. I worked for literally years with several different Ministers and Ministry staff in obtaining for them an option that I felt was more appropriate.

The Sawmill Road location is on the edge of an industrial park provided at no cost for the land as long as they remained. It was a location that in my opinion suited their needs in respect to both solid and liquid waste management, cost, future growth and access to community sewer, water and utilities. So, yes, I am satisfied in saying to the public that, as their elected representative, I did work on their behalf. I told the electorate that I stand for the protection of our farmland and the stewardship of our water prior to being elected. This application spoke to both these issues and I will not go against my word to Area C constituents. However, I took a big risk. There was no guarantee they would move to the Sawmill Road location if they lost their application to stay where they are. Potentially, they might have left our community. To lose a community asset that does such fine volunteer charity work around the world would have been disastrous for us and those that benefit from their good work. I am going to have to answer for my position on this application and so I should. It is excellent that they will remain in our area. I wish the Gleaners a long and productive stay in our community and look forward to working with them in the future. Again, my sincerest congratulations.

Beliefs being tested

knows: the Earth might be the centre of the universe, after all. Galileo, be damned. Who are we, and what are we doing here, Ms Borhi? We’re believers believing all manner of things. We are born alone, and we die alone. Meanwhile, religion, by its very nature, is worldly, where moth and dust corrupt, etc. All churches, near and far, are built on a hierarchy, a social pyramid upon which each has a top-dog. (And dog is god spelled backwards.) What is the difference between the Holy Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Church? Branding. But buyer beware, because: GOD is also an acronym for Guns, Oil and Drugs. (To this one, imagine a prayerful Dick Cheney.) Back in the ‘50s, we’d say the Lord’s Prayer before the school day started. (We‘d sing O Canada too.) When I find myself in times of trouble, that same prayer pops into my head, automatically. They probably don’t teach it in school anymore. Still, it’s all you need to know, kids; so said Jesus. Let an unmolested Canada be your church. Amen.

Each Christmas, CBC radio interviews Santa Claus. Then, little boys and girls, with earnest voices, call in from around the province to request various toys and such. The alleged Santa plays his ho ho part. In this culture, it’s perfectly all right to tell this bald-faced lie to innocent children, knowing full-well their little illusions will be shattered, mercilessly, in just a few years. It’s a part of growing up. These things come to mind with Elizabeth Borhi of Okanagan Falls and her sincere letter. She argues that Gwynne Dyer’s portrayal in “The Pope and the atheists� is a caricature. But please, Ms Borhi, the Pope can only be a caricature. Like Santa Claus, the mere mentioning of the pontiff’s name causes Catholic children to behave. Each is mythic in proportion, larger than life. This Pope wears the same outfits as the last pope, of course, and costumes can be so convincing. Welcome to the culture, Ms Borhi, and happy Halloween. George Carlin, the comedian, joked that religion was — and is — the biggest scam ever perpetrated upon the world. He said, “... some people believe there’s an invisible man who lives in the sky, who is all-knowing, all-powerful, who sees everything you do, hears everything you say. (pause) And he needs more money.� Bankers know people will believe anything. It doesn’t even need to make sense. Governments are the same. Our own MP says people “feel� the crime rate has increased. (StatsCan, be damned.) Therefore: more prisons will make people feel safer. He also believes the Bible is the literal Word of God. Fifty million Americans do. Who

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Tax hit overstated

In regards to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 15 issue of the Western News, Paul McCavour stated that with the HST we would experience a tax increase of seven per cent. It is my understanding that 82 per cent of the things we pay for will see no cost increase and as a result, the overall tax increase will be more like one per cent. George Brake Summerland



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Hot soup for an autumn evening match the uniqueness of the project and compete for the prized Taster’s Choice award, voted on On a cold autumn by the art patrons at the evening, there are few event. things more warming This year, the than a hot bowl of tasty Cobblestone Wine Bar soup. at Naramata Inn and Add in some fresh Bufflehead Pasta and hot bread, put the soup Tapas room will be in an individualized bowl joining the competicreated by a local arttion, as well as eight ist, put a band on stage returning restaurants, and some art on the walls including last year’s and you have a recipe winner, the Sage and the Penticton Art Gallery Vines Bistro. Patrons has been following for 14 receive a deluxe cookyears to create one of the book of each featured communities most popusoup to take home with lar arts events. their bowl. This year, the event “For me, it is a onetakes place at 7 p.m., two punch. People come Nov. 13 in the gallery. to sample the soups, not Tickets, $35 for gallery just to get the bowls,” members and $40 for said Clark, noting that non-members, are availthe Darylectones will able at the gallery. be back to round out The Penticton Potter’s the evening with enterGuild, the sponsors of the tainment. event, have been workWhile 200 bowls ing hard to cast and finare made each year for ish the 200 handmade the project, though, the bowls for the event, one potters admit more are for each ticket-holder to made but held back use and take home at because they don’t meet the end of the evening. their quality standards. “We’ve got people “They hold back so that have been every many pots that to my year and they are pretty eyes are a beautiful pot, proud to say, I’ve got 13 anybody else would bowls and I am going just snatch it up,” said for 14,” said Clark, Clark. “They are tough adding that tickets are Steve Kidd/Western News self critics, these potgoing fast for the event, ters.” which usually sells out. ARTIST GLENN Clark, organizer of the annual Soup Bowl fundraiser for the There are some that Each bowl is one- gallery, joins potter Toni Cattani in looking over some of the 200 handare too precious to the of-a-kind, an assort- made bowls the potters’ guild is preparing for the event. potter to be given up to ment of shapes and colours, some cast on wheels, some thrown decided to try the same thing with the the gallery — those are kept for another entirely by hand, making them a unique hand-built bowls. It was just as successful purpose. “We also, amongst ourselves on the memento of the event. This year, how- said Peeren. “In years past, there hasn’t been many night, do a bowl exchange,” said Peeren. ever, the guild tried something different, holding a wheel scramble one evening hand-built bowls, but this year we’ve got “Quite often, that one that’s got our individual signature, we trade just before we to make several of the bowls as a group eight,” she said. Clark said it’s reassuring to have such go to the event. It’s something we always effort. “We brought 11 wheels, and we were strong support from the potter’s guild; enjoy.” Peeren said it’s also very satisfying for allowed to work five minutes on a bowl their unique bowls are a powerful draw the potters to wander around the gallery, then we had to move to the next one,” for gallery patrons. “They line up, even if it’s cold, rain- noticing people enjoying soup out of a said Cathie Peeren. “We expected that we would have maybe 10 that would turn out, ing, sleet coming down on them, they bowl they made. “Some people will come up, if you but we ended up with 33 bowls because don’t care, they want to be first in line to get first choice of bowls,” he said. have your name on the bowl, they search of that.” But soup bowls wouldn’t be much you out, then they want to know exactly There were about five potters on each bowl, said fellow potter Toni Cattani, giv- good without something to go in them, what procedure you did to make it,” said and so, each year, the gallery invites chefs Cattani. “It’s a good feeling to be able to ing them some very unique features. Because of the success of that, they from local restaurants to bring a soup to contribute to the gallery as well.” STEVE KIDD

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Canadian veterans celebrated in new book Western News

In honour of the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Chartwell Seniors Housing has announced the publications of a new book. Honour features the work of Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc. The book was inspired by the death of Canada’s last First World War veteran, John Babcock, who passed away in January 2010.

The 80-page book features the photos and profiles of individuals who are either veterans or supported the war effort who live in Chartwell residences, like the Cactus Ridge retirement residence in Osoyoos. “Reading these remarkable stories reminds us that our access to this incredible history is diminishing every year,” said Gerald Rutberg, General Manager at Cactus Ridge. “As

Canadians, we have a duty to remember.” The book will be released in late October and sold at Chartwell homes across the country. Chartwell is proud that net proceeds of this book are being donated to Canadian organizations committed to the remembrance of Canada’s veterans including The War Amps Operation Legacy. “We realize an incredible amount of history resides in

our long term care and retirement residences,” said Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT. “Honour captures the unique and compelling stories of 35 quiet heroes living in our midst.” On Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., Cactus Ridge will be holding a commemorative flag raising and Honour book release to launch the book and commemorate Canada’s veterans.

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Province picks up tab for Oliver waterline work KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

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(in the town budget) but it would have meant something else wouldn’t have been done.”

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Hampson said an email from the province was sent to a town staff member last week informing the province will pay for the work. After finding out they could get stuck with the bill, town council penned a letter to the Ministry of Transportation stating the waterline location costs shouldn’t be absorbed by Oliver. Murray Tekano, district manager of transportation at the ministry, told the Penticton Western News the situation was being reviewed. The Ministry of Transportation will be making changes where Testalinda Creek crosses Highway 97 to replace culverts so they will be able to handle any debris movement better. Hampson said origin-

ally the MOT said they would pay for it, then they turned around and requested Oliver arrange for the relocation of two existing water mains located in the highway right-of-way so the culvert work could be done. The matter came to the ministry’s attention after a dam burst on June 13, causing a torrent of mud and debris to damage at least 14 properties in the rural Oliver area. The ministry has a policy that if there are utilities in the ground in the right-of-way, then the permit owner (in this case Oliver) must pay the costs for those to be moved. Tekano said there is nothing unsafe or urgent about replacing the culverts and he anticipates work wouldn’t start until next spring.

Council objects to power poles BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Please change the colouring on your new electrical transmission poles. That is the not-so-strongly-worded message Penticton council will send in a letter to FortisBC and the provincial commission which regulates it, voicing council’s objections surrounding newly installed power poles on the east side of Penticton. Council hopes Fortis will either have them painted or take other measures to mitigate their negative esthetic impact on the valley’s landscape. “(The poles) sort of suddenly showed up there and they are obtrusive, in my opinion,” explained Coun. Andrew Jakubeit, who proposed the letter. “The province’s throwing a whole bunch more money at tourism because we are a tourist destination, but when you look to our east side, you have got those ugly obtrusive poles there. “(The letter) is an opportunity to energize the community before the poles get energized.” Only councillors Dan Albas and Mike Pearce voted against sending the letter. “(I’m) just recognizing that those poles are there for one thing, and that is energy security,” said Albas. “We demand more power. We demand more through our Ipods and our gadgets, so that is just part of dealing with a hyper-dependant society.” Pearce said because he is working with some of the heads of Fortis on energy efficiency projects to help Penticton meet its climate action charter commitment to be carbon neutral by 2012, he did not think it would be prudent to support the letter. “We are trying to co-operate with Fortis and I think other people can take on that battle other than the City of Penticton when we have a lot of money at stake with climate action,” said Pearce. “I really don’t want to start putting fire in their faces over an issue like this when other people can handle this one.” Several residents throughout the valley have expressed their concerns regarding the poles to government and Fortis.




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Another local business has made an investment in the future of the building trades in the South Okanagan. With a $20,000 donation last month, Windsor Plywood joined the growing list of companies supporting the construction of the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. According to Doug Sudchak, the owner and manager of the Windsor Plywood Penticton franchise, the donation is an example of Windsor Plywood’s long-time commitment to building the community. “Windsor Plywood has been in Penticton for more than 35 years and we know the role that Okanagan College has played here. With expanded trades training and the new programs that the Centre of Excellence will bring, we know it is going to be an even more important part of the community,” said Sudchak. “Over the years we’ve provided builders and homeowners with many of the materials that have gone into building this community. You could say that this donation for the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation is doing the same thing.” The donation is a welcome signal of how a locally owned and operated company is supporting the community, and the importance it attaches to sustainability in building practices, according to Jim Henderson, vice-president of the Okanagan College

Foundation and the man spearheading a $5 million fundraising campaign for the centre. “This is an investment in the future,” said Henderson. “We know that the centre will create jobs and benefit companies in our region for years to come.” The $28 million Centre of Excellence promises to be one of the continent’s greenest buildings when it is complete in March 2011.

Federal and provincial investment, through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, is being supplemented by donations from the community to make the 70,000-squarefoot structure a reality. “It’s more than just a building, it’s about how we really think about our curriculum and where we want to move and help our students to grow and develop over the next few years,” said Donna Lomas, regional dean for


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250-492-7630, 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. MARG SAHAJ M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4458 for more information. S INGLES 65- PLUS COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For more information call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. BINGO E V E RY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 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. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ 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. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - 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. Music by Buzz Byer at 6 p.m. Stu’s kitchen open. PENTICTON ACADEMY Music Suzuki OF Violin Year III takes place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the Leir House. Phone the Academy for more information 250-

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AN ELECTRIFYING EXPERIENCE — Sunnyside Asylum Inmate Kelsey Laing hangs on and screams as she sits in the electric chair. The somewhat twisted haunted house at Princess Margaret Secondary was one of many well attended Halloween events around Penticton during the weekend.

493-7977. The String Orchestra also rehearses every Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Leir House. Adventures class with Jasper Meiklejohn for beginners, ages seven to nine every Wednesday

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pets galore. The fun is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. until Nov. 24. Program is free but registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783. GOLDEN ECHOES CHOIR meet and sing at the Leisure Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. at 1 p.m. Choir for people 55 and older who sing for fun. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. United Church. Call 490-9279 for information. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has new beginner line dance from 9 to 11 a.m., coffee social from 10 a.m. to noon, I-A line dance and crib at 1 p.m. There is also ballroom dancing from 4 to 6 p.m., card games at 7 p.m. and beginner and line dance at 6:30 to 9 p.m. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has a lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.




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 250-492-2549 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 or 250-498-4959. PEACH CITY 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. D ROP - IN S ENIORS ’ CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 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. F ALLS O KANAGAN S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage

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at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. THE LEGION LADIES Lunch Bunch will meet at the Kaleden Restaurant on 224 Hwy 97 S. at 11:30 a.m. ANAVETS HAS DROP-IN darts at 7 p.m. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Monday in the hall, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 492-5400. Penticton ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has league darts at 7:30 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY INVITES all preschoolers to the fall session of storytime. Join in for great books, feltboard stories, songs, rhymes and puppets galore. Make new friends and share the joy of reading. Bedtime stories (age three and up) is from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. until Nov. 25. No program Nov. 11 Program is free but registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous pizza at 4 to 7 p.m. Free musical bingo at 7 p.m. Prizes. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. S OUTH O KANAGAN I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-492-6299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF Penticton-Okanagan has its monthly lunch and meeting at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion

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on 502 Martin St. This is a group that focuses on international cultural exchanges. Further info contact Sharon at 250-493-1649 or Anna at 250-487-1126. ANAVETS HAS POKER from 6 to 10 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has Spanish conversations at 10 a.m., carpet bowling from 10 a.m. to noon, bingo at 1 p.m., as well as improver line dance and crafters. French conversations at 1:30 p.m.


ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in fun darts at 6:30 p.m. Karaoke by Anita and

PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has Dale Seaman, voted the Legion’s favourite entertainer in a readership survey, Dale performs the country hits you love plus a sampling of songs from his debut CD, Something I Had to Do. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KAROKE at 6 p.m. Drink specials.

THE FUNTIMERS BALLROOM Dance Club meets most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for Ballroom and Latin dancing. New members welcome. For information call Brian 250-492-7036. HOOKED ON BOOKS has B.C. author Chris Douglas, M.A. as he reads and signs his new book Human: An Operators Manual at 7 p.m. THE CITY OF Penticton Pipe Band meets every Friday night at Carmi School gym from 7 to 9 p.m. while school is in session. All are welcome. For more information please

contact us at SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Center on 2965 South Main St. is having an evening of dance with After Eight. Music starting at 7:30 p.m. $5per person. All welcome. Also, Tai Chi Chuanj from 10 to 11 a.m., cardio dance level at 11:10 a.m., social bridge at 1 p.m., beginner line dance at 1 to 3 p.m. WELLNESS SENIORS SOCIETY has Dr. Cary Yurkiw discussing Arthritis from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the United Church on 696 Main St. Drop in $5 or membership.

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Since 1997, when she started the show with her husband Bruce, Marge Noble has brought the Santa Presents Craft Show to Penticton, and she is busy setting up for their 14th year. “It is a passion. I find that it has many layers of creativity and I enjoy meeting all the people ‌ we inspire new crafters coming on as well as the tried and true,â€? she said. “And the funding that we can support the community with is also deeply satisfying.â€? Santa Presents runs this weekend at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The craft show is a

team effort, she continued. Her husband passed away in i 2005, 2005 but b t Noble N bl keeps k the show going, working with her family and friends. This year, she hopes they will raise enough money to surpass her $50,000 fundraising goal. “We have donated over $47,000 from our previous shows,â€? said Noble, acknowledging the community support the show receives. “I’m hoping we’ll achieve that $50,000 target this show ‌ We’re partnering with the SOS Medical Foundation, and with the funding we’re hoping to support the urology department at Penticton Regional Hospital.â€? Noble said that raising money to help community organizations like the medical foundation or the Agur Lake Camp Society

is one of the perks of running the show, especially getting tti to t meett the th “amaz“ ingâ€? people involved in those organizations. Along with many regular crafters returning from previous years, Noble has a number of new exhibitors lined up, with products ranging from jewelry to clothing and sewing. “I have an exquisite porcelain crafter coming in from Rock Creek ‌ another lady is coming down from Armstrong with homemade Christmas baking,â€? she said. “We always try to have it so it looks new and fresh, but we also depend on the tried and true because people come back, they like their product so much.â€? Though those two are coming some distance to take part, Noble said there

are also many local lo crafters taking part as well as some from f even farther f th afield. “I have crafters coming from as far away as Kimberley and Vancouver Island. It’s like a little touristy thing,� she said, adding that the show features items of interest and entertainment for the whole family. The show also features a daily visit from Santa himself, who will be stopping in at 1 p.m. to chat with the younger members of the crowd and have his picture taken. While this is a Christmastime craft show, Noble said the items on display range from seasonal to all year round. “It’s 12 months of the year product, but you would be pleased to receive it, maybe in your Christmas stocking or under the tree,� she said. “Mostly the items are so appealing, we try to have a variety for everyone. The gifts are lovingly created by crafters from all over B.C.� Steve Kidd/Western News

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Pen High’s Halloween volleyball bash was far from a spooky affair. In fact, Lakers senior girls coach Paul Smith loved every minute of it, especially when his team defeated rival Kelowna Secondary School Owls 23-25, 25-22 and 15-9. “I think the better thing is we’ve been working on certain aspects of the game and it’s starting to fall into place,” said Smith, who would have been happy even if his team had lost. “We’re working on reading. Instead of being told what to do that they understand what to do. Putting themselves in the right position because they read what the opponent was doing. “Everything was very close,” he said of the matches during the weekend. “It was exciting volleyball. The girls on both teams going for balls, big blocks, big hits. It was fun.” He also loved the support for both teams as the crowd got involved. Heading into the tournament, the Owls were ranked No. 2 and have now dropped to three. With the Lakers (now ranked No. 2) beating the Owls twice on the weekend, Smith said it provides a huge step in their confidence, as they get ready for the Valley championships Nov. 20. The Lakers coach also said it’s important in helping the players believe in themselves. “I think that was the big thing,” he said. “They played more consistent than we have all year to this point. We only had one match in which we were in La La Land. This weekend we were consistent.” The Lakers were 6-1 as they also defeated the South Kamloops Titans in the quarter-final and the Kelowna Christian School Knights in the semifinal. Asked if the Lakers leaders stepped up,


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LAKER Kiersten Mend dives for the ball as teammates Nicole Timpano and Chelsea Betz move into position to back her up during a game against Maggie at the Haloween Bash volleyball tournament on the weekend. (Right) Lakers assistant coach Paul Mend takes advantage of a time out to tape up Betz’s wrist during the semifinal game against Maggie. Steve Kidd/Western News

“We’re not the best group of athletes, not the most skilled volleyball players. Together, they make a very good team.” — Paul Smith Smith said his players worked as a collective group. “I have always wanted that one leader,” he added. “We’re not the best group of athletes, not the most skilled volleyball players. Together, they make a very good team.” The Lakers play their final league game today against Rutland at 5 p.m. then head to

Vancouver for a tournament that will have the top Lower Mainland teams including, No. 1 Handsworth, No. 4 Earl Marriott and No. 5 Riverside. For Smith, it’s a chance to see what the Lakers need to do. “No matter what, I’m just excited we get to go and play,” he said. The senior boys

team had a good weekend at the George Elliot tournament. They placed 9th out of 16 teams in a strong field that consisted of all the top-ranked AA squads in the province and a few ranked AAA teams (Kelowna No.11, Mt. Boucherie No.9, and the Lakers ranked No.8) The Lakers beat Maggie then lost to Seaton (No.1) and to Surrey Christian

(No.11) 26-28 and 23-25, to finish third in their pool. They then lost to Langley Christian (No.3) in the first round of the playoffs before beating Fulton (No.13), Surrey Christian and Vernon Secondary School to win the consolation side. “The team started slowly but gradually played better as the tournament went on,” said Lakers coach Scott Harkness, who praised captain Ethan McCluskey, who set great throughout the entire tournament. The Valley qualifiers will be held on Nov. 13 at Mt. Boucherie with the championships set for Nov. 20.



Sports Chargers attack shocks Cougars EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Terence Westera couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe what his eyes were seeing as the Penticton Cougars lost 54-0 to the Salmon Arm Chargers. A victory would have sent the bantam Cougars to the provincial final for the first time to face the Vanderhoof Vikings. Westera, coach of the bantam Cougars, watched his group fail to take the Interior Conference crown from the Chargers, who have now won it three years in a row. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had done a whole bunch of new plays for them and they knew every single one of them,â&#x20AC;? said Westera, whose confident team was sent home disappointed. When it came to shutting down the Cougars attack, Chargers coach Tony Pereira said they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t focus on any play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you get a sense of how they are going to play, football is a game of being in the right position at the right time,â&#x20AC;? explained Pereira. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being disciplined to where your position is.â&#x20AC;? After getting first possession, Westera said they had the ball on their own 30-yard line and were stopped in the backfield twice. Their punt attempt was blocked by the Chargers, who converted the miscue into six points on the next play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then that was it,â&#x20AC;? said Westera, whose team couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overcome what they faced.

Pinnacle helps Heat win Western News Staff

Madeleine Greig, who played for the under-21 Penticton Pinnacles, has helped the UBC Okanagan Heat womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team win its first BCCAA provincial title. The Heat defeated the Vancouver Island University Mariners 3-2. Greigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second half goal sparked the Heatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offence. Jennifer Kidd tied the game on a penalty shot and scored the shootout winner.

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DARREN MYERS of the Penticton bantam Cougars gets his arm around Salmon Arm Charger Grant Shishido. The Chargers won 54-0.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought they were focused all week. They were confident in winning, pumped up before the game. As soon as that happened it was done. I think they just got frustrated. Their front line out powered us.â&#x20AC;? While the Cougars werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to get a point, Pereira was pleased with the improvement he saw in them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a way better team than they were in September,â&#x20AC;? said Pereira. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they were playing their best football and you could

see it in their attitude, you could see they were excited. You could see they were confident. It was great to see.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a night and day difference from Cranbrook a week ago,â&#x20AC;? said Westera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like they never played football before.â&#x20AC;? However, Westera knows not all was bad for the bantam team. The team had its best season in the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, going 5-30. While the team loses Keenan Elliott, Marlan Hall, Jayden Yunker,

Kyle Patan, Jake Black, Darren Myers, Brant Sopow and Brandon Woods, Westera feels they can build from what was accomplished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a successful football program,â&#x20AC;? said Westera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put Penticton football on the map.â&#x20AC;? Westera was happy to see the players respect the coaches and credited offensive co-ordinator Ron Huston for the work he did creating plays and manager Bud Roguski for his efforts, especially with fundraising.

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Sports Vees to hit gym and ice hard EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Hockey Night in Canada will be part of Derik Johnson’s R and R this weekend. With no games on the Vees schedule until another meeting with the Trail Smoke Eaters Nov. 9, the Vees captain plans on enjoying the break. And resting, Johnson said, is important for players who are minute munchers. “It’s a chance to get back in the weight room and rebuild your strength,” said Johnson. “The body gets to heal. Guys are going to be spending a lot of time in the training room. Spending time at home sleeping and relaxing and kind of getting away from the game. Guys will come back re-engergized when we go back to Trail on Tuesday night.” There won’t be days off from working, however. “We lose three guys to the tournament. We will bring some affiliate players in to get acclimated and I think we can get harder in the weight room,” said Vees coachGM Fred Harbinson. “We’re going to push a little harder physically on the ice because we don’t have to prepare for games.” The Vees are coming off a 6-2 loss on Saturday against the Smoke Eaters, but Harbinson wasn’t upset about the game. “Sometimes it’s not always going to be about you lost you must have played terrible,” said

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REFEREES PRY apart Joey Holka and the SilverBacks’ James Friedel as the two mixed it up after Friedel made a diving poke-check to stop Holka’s breakaway. The Vees won 4-2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Harbinson. “Teams will play well but still lose.” After defeating the Salmon Arm SilverBacks 4-2 on Friday, things didn’t carry forward. “I think we had opportunities probably to have had a lead in the first and second period,” said Harbinson, whose team was down 1-0 going into the third period. “Never capitalized on some easy chances. Their big line woke up in the third period.” That big line consists of Travis St. Denis, Scott Jacklin and Sam Mellor, who went to work combining for 12 points. Not long after St. Denis’ goal made it 5-2, g BOB OB B BR B BROW BROWN O OWN OW

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rough stuff began with unsportsmanlike penalties given, roughing calls and a few game misconducts handed out. A fighting major and four-minute penalty for slashing was given to Vees defencemen Kyle Beaulieu and Lane Werbowski respectively. Werbowski’s came at the end of the game. “I don’t mind what happened at the end of the game personally,” said Johnson, who heard from people and some in town of what they did. “People can say it’s classless. I totally disagree with that. It was carry over from what happened from the last

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time we were in Trail. I mean someone goes after one of our guys like that, it’s not going to just get blown over with the breeze.” Harbinson agreed there was some emotion boiling over in the third. “Probably a little frustration from the last game when their guy (Mellor) turtled,” said Harbinson to Black Press. “It’s a game of honour, and when guys do things to certain players and then they don’t stick up for themselves I think our guys got a little frustrated.” - Written with files from the Trail Daily Times.

Lakers become OT killers, twice Western News Staff

Overtime victories against the Osoyoos Coyotes and Princeton Posse helped the Penticton Lakers improve to 7-12-0. Kyle Ambrosie gave the Lakers a 3-2 win against the Coyotes (20 points ahead of the Lakers) in the second overtime, while Steven Killy did the damage against the Posse in a 6-5 game that also went to double-overtime. The Lakers are now third in the Okanagan Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.




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Sangster’s Health Centres in the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is hiring for an experienced part-time sales associate who is reliable, dependable, has working knowledge of the Health Food Industry or is already interested in Natural Health Products. The basic duties/responsibilities of the position are as follows: -Providing Excellent customer service -Suggestive selling -Performing opening & closing procedures -Handling cash/credit card transactions -Maintaining store cleanliness and organization We offer competitive wages, excellent discounts on products and on-going training and courses to further your career in the Natural Health Food industry. Please apply in person with resume to Sangster’s in the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre (Located directly across from SaveOn Foods)

Unifab in Grand Forks, BC, is actively hiring Journeyman Fabricators. Welding experience millwright/mechanical experience an asset. For both shop and field work, 5 years experience. Willing to work Saturday/Sunday. Willing to work along or supervise small crew. Attractive wages and benefits. Fax 250-442-8356 or Unifab in Grand Forks, BC, is actively hiring Welders with minimum B Level, CWB certified or previously CWB certified an asset. Job Shop experience, 5 years experience, motivated. Attractive wages and benefits. Fax 250-4428356 or Unifab in Grand Forks BC, is actively hiring Jr Drafter/Estimator, AutoCad LT experience, able to read engineering and shop drawings, engineering/design skills an asset. Basic knowledge of steel, good basic mechanical background. Able to go into the field to confirm dimensions, good computer knowledge (MS Office, Outlook), personable. Attractive wages and benefits. Fax 250442-8356 or

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Shipper/ Receiver/ Inventory Control Person wanted. This is a full time position for a local Manufacturing Co. We offer a competitive wage package complete with benefits and profit sharing. For complete details on this position please go to the employment tab on our web site, No phone calls please.

Home Care/Support Retired nurse avail. to help seniors with shopping, errands, light cleaning, meal prep., etc., please call Linda, (250)462-0485

Trades, Technical A PROGRESSIVE, multibranch, full service hydraulic component re-manufacturing company located in SE BC, has a need for a Journeyman Machinist or equivalent experience. Consideration will be given to existing apprentices. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. Fax: 250-425-7151 or email: HD TECHNICIAN required for truck & trailer repair shop in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Fax or email resume: 780-5326749 or

Mid-City Roofing requires the following:

• Roofing Foreman • Estimator • Journeyman Roofers • Labourers Must have valid drivers license & own transportation.

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Unifab in Grand Forks, BC, is actively hiring a Painter. Knowledge of airless and conventional equipment. Knowledge of epoxy and enamel coatings, 5 Years experience. Attractive wages and benefits. Fax 250-442-8356 or”

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GIARDINO 250-493-0007 149 Upper Bench Rd. S.

Cleaning Services HELPING Hands Cleaning Service. Let me do for you what you can’t do or don’t want to do. 250-462-0644 (c) 250-492-2792 (h) House & office cleaning services, move in and move out, 3 years exp., ref’s avail., 10% Senior’s discount, flexible schedule, (778)476-2227, Ana Inside Out Cleaning licensed bonded & insured Home Office Honest reliable 250-490-5495 MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

Computer Services

Gutters & Downspouts Okanagan Home Improvements gutter cleaning, $1/LF, free roof inspection, 250-4860440, 250-486-1736

Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131


Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Cedar & Pine T&G V Joint, custom sawing. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

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


Drywall ANY size job drywall complete, textured ceilings, new/re-do, 30 years experience, 250-490-7573, 250497-6848 Certified & Guaranteed Drywall Services Texturing - Ceiling Repairs New & Small Reno’s Certified Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678

National Moving & Storage Complete packing services available, Okanagan Valley, your moving specialist anything, anywhere. Coast to Coast. Free estimates

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


Roofing & Skylights ROOFING & ROOF REPAIRS New Construction & Re-Roofs Free estimates, 20 years exp. Call Dana at 250-809-4076

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. “JUNK REMOVAL” CHEAP, OKANAGAN 250-462-3715 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Septic Tanks SEPTIC TANK PUMPING Best rates serving the South Okanagan, Kettle Valley Septic 250-490-7825

Snowclearing J. Floyd Ent. Ltd. Snow Removal Services, truck plow, quad/plow, man/shovel, 250488-1410

Telephone Services

Quality work. Clean & reliable References & Lic. Ins. WCB. Nick 250-486-2359 Glenic Industries Inc.

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

• Basement • Bath • Kitchen Finishing Remodels Remodels • Tile Work • Decks • Painting • Drywall • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured


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Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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PAINTING Homes in the Valley since 1985. Free Estimates. Small jobs welcome. 10% seniors discount. Dave 250-497-7912


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Australian Shepherd Border Collie X puppies, farm raised, 1st shots, vet checked, $300, (250)547-6584


GIARDINOS Gardening & Yard Cleanup

Tree Services OK Tree Removers, bucket truck avail, no job too small. Free estimates 250-493-2687

A FREE Telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

Painting & Decorating

Okanagan Home Improvements, Laminate installs, $1.25/sqft. 250-486-0440, 250-486-1736 Okanagan Home Improvements, window & door special, off season special, 250-4860440, 250-486-1736 RENO windows, manufactured direct installed only we pay the HST Ron 250-486-7085


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Telephone Services CHEAP TELEPHONE Reconnect! Paying too much? Switch, save money, and keep your number! First month only $24.95 + connection fee. Phone Factory Reconnect 1877-336-2274; **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

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

15 years in business

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

Plumbing New Construction & Reno’s. Mobile home re pipes $1700. Licensed & Insured, ref’s avail. Call Chet 250-462-0260

Moving & Storage

Home Improvements

Viruses & Spyware Removal Computer Upgrades & Repair New Computer Sales. Pickup & Dropoff Service Available Call Jayson 250-488-6964

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MB Home Improvements and Construction, well established renovation company, licensed, insured, WCB, residential and commercial, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, all flooring, drywall, painting, decks, finishing carpentry, custom cabinets and furniture to suite your individual needs, for your free estimate, call Mark, 250486-0767,, references available.


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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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For Sale By Owner

Absolutely Adorable Shitzu X 8 week old Shitzu X puppies. Family raised Ready to go 450. @ 250-542-3077 or 250309-7603 beautiful baby bunnies, (250)494-5008 BEAUTIFUL baby bunnies. Call 250-494-5008 Beautiful Havanese puppies, various colors, non-shedding, litter trained, great disposition, Call 250-832-4923 BOSTON Terrier/Pug pups, vet checked, vaccinated & dewormed. 250-442-5372 SHELTIE puppies, CKC Reg. 14wks, 2nd shots, dewormed, price neg. 250-542-4977

Firewood Sales, Pent area, split & delivered $300 guaranteed full cord, truck load $160. Seasoned fir & larch 250-4884949 PINE FIREWOOD. Full cord of Pine, dry, split and delivered $160.00 call 250-492-2984.

RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd

2bdrm, 2bath home,Enderby, well run 55+ modular home park, incl all appl., Roxton Maple diningroom table and 6 chairs,Oak china cabinet, full bedroom suite, chesterfield & chair, 6 chair patio set, near new Beachcomber hot tub. $199,000.250-838-0933.


Beautiful 4 bedroom home with pool and sauna. 128 Dunant Place, Pent. By appt only. $434,900. Call 250-493-0988 or email

Apt/Condo for Rent

Appliances USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220 WHITE 22cu. sidexside fridge complete w/water & ice, like new $450 250-493-6042

Farm Equipment

Furniture Ornamental grapefruit tree, northfolk pine tree, both 7ft, $20ea, Colonial Maple dining set (circa 60’s), round table ex to 64”, 6 chairs, buffet & hutch, $300, (250)492-8609 Penticton Bargain Store, 256 Westminster Ave. W., showroom open 10am to 6pm, selling and buying furniture, appliances, household items, electronics, misc., let us help you with your moving, estate or downsizing needs, pick up service available, call for more information, (778)476-5919

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A1 Firewood. Full cords split & delivered. Fir $250, Pine $200, Mixed $225 250-7700827 Dry split Fir 1 cord $150, Penticton 250-493-4536 FIREWOOD for sale 250-4995664 servicing Apex

7pc dinning room set w/buffet & hutch $400. Yamaha organ $200. Elliptical trainer $125. 250-487-1353 Blue loveseat, like new, $100, (250)493-5308 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!” 25x30 $5449. 30x40 $7850. 32x60 $12,300. 32x80 $17,800. 35x60 $14,200. 40x70 $14,770. 40x100 $24,600. 46x140 $36,990. Others. Front endwall optional. Pioneer Manufacturers Direct 1-800-6685422. CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS Demo Blowout models starting at $599. FREE ship. FREE trials.Kelowna.1-888-239-9999 NEW NORWOOD Sawmills LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. Free Information: 1800-566-6899 Ext:400OT 400OT

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

1957 - 440 John Deere 2 cyl engine, 6,058 hrs. Call 1 (250)992-2294 Wanted to buy 8-10 foot field disc, call Vic at 250-493-6791

Food Products Naturally raised grain fed BEEF, no additives, 1/4’s & 1/2’s, 250-546-6494

Free Items Free 5ft square mirror suitable for gym or student of karate, dance. Must be able to pick-up 250-494-7031 FREE full size fridge white, clean, call 250-492-7308 NEEDED good homes for 2 spade females, 2yr olds. Indoor/Outdoor cats. Giveaway 250-494-6477 Twin boxspring, twin bed frame, 42” arborite kitchen table, (250)492-0133



Skaha Place, ground floor 1 bdrm, f, s, a/c, blinds, coin-op laundry. 1 year lease req’d. Avail. Now (A355) $695 1 bdrm near Okanagan Beach, f, s, balcony, laminate floors, elevator, coin op laundry. Avail. Now (ot419) $725 Large 1 bdrm grd flr, f, s, shared laundry, includes utilities, close to Safeway. Avail. Now (OT362) $795 2bdrm 55+ apts, incl. heat and cable, new balcony, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail. Now (wt 203) $975 1 bed + den, The Alysen, 6 appl, sec’d parking elevator near Skaha Beach. Avail. Now (ot389) $995 The Verana, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl., 1.5 bath, balcony, elevator, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A382) $1100 The Ellis, grd flr, laminate flrs, 6 appl., ele fireplace, extra storage, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A425) $1240 2 bdrm at Skaha Breeze, minutes from Skaha Beach, 7 appl., sec’d parking. Avail. Now ( A419)


Furnished studio apt, fridge, conv. oven, shared free laundry, incl. util. Avail. Now – June 2011 (ot422)

HOUSES: $925

Clean and Cozy 2 bdrm home in Ok Falls, 1 bath, ns, f, s, w, d, lrg fenced yard. Avail. Now (ot427) $1300 Columbia school area, reno’d w/new flr, 3 bdrm, duplex, fin. bsmt. Avail. Now (H521) $1300 3 bdrm home in Naramata Village, fridge, stove, carport, finished bsmt. Avail. Now (OT417) $1500 Lrg 3 bdrm house with 1 bdrm in-law suite, 2 kitchens, 2.5 bath, single garage. Avail. Now (H656) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Shoprider scooter, 4wd, $2000 (a give away), (250)493-0729 STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to clear - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus free delivery to most areas. Call for clearance quote and brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. White kitchen table set with leaf & 4 steel framed padded chairs, computer work center, coffee table & 2 end tables, 2-8x10 area rugs, dryer, 2 TV’s (1 small, 1 large), bedding for double bed, king/queen comforters, folding treadmill, (250)487-2232

Musical Instruments Guitar, bass, drum, piano, voice, harp, brass, ukulele, home recording lessons, Penticton, 778-476-5917

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

30-30 Savage bolt-action w/scope $400. 492-8617 7700338

ALMOST a giveaway at $262,000 on pretty st, vacant 3bdrm, 1bth 990sqft home, new paint, laminate fl, 5appl., laundry & extra room in basement, wired workshop w/loft, not far to beach, close to schools, call Wendy, (250)809-8197

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LOVELY small house in Olalla, 900sq.ft on lg lot. 2 bdrm, 1 4pc bath. Some outbuildings, fully remodeled. Nice sunroom in back. A must see, call to view 250-499-5945 $189,500

Garage Sales MOVING SALE Huge selection of wood working tools, furniture and household items tools include a table saw, lathe, drill press, band saw, joiner, planer, hand & power tools & more! Sat. & Sun., Nov. 6 & 7 9am to 3pm 633 Pineview Dr., Kaleden

Why Rent? Brand New Home 1216 sq. ft. From $450/mo Call Mark: 250-804-1312

Acreage for Sale SNOWBIRD Special - Ideal for trailer parking, 5.5 acres, flat, near Arrow Lake. Edgewood area. $125,000+hst. 250-2697328 email:

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRM, totally reno’d, close to downtown, quiet, secure building, elevator, insuite laundry, $149,900. 250-307-5522. LUXURY “Yale Town style” condo, 1950sq.ft, 2bdrm+den, elevator,secure garage. #201255 Main St, $448,000, Launa 250-490-5320

Business for Sale ESTABLISHED RV mobile repair business, van/tools/stock. Call 250-492-6075 or 250-4886444

Lots Serviced residential lots as low as $139,500, near downtown Summerland, 2 blocks from school & playgrounds, phone 250-488-0033

Mortgages 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 INVESTOR WANTED $60,000 at 10% secured by 1st mortgage on lakeview lot. Simple, clean, & risk free. 250-558-7888.

RMT Business for sale, retiring: selling very busy practice with equipment at extremely reasonable price, will train as needed, details given to appropriate applicants, please send resume/letter to Helena Warner, 265 Windsor Ave., Penticton, BC, V2A 2K3

OPEN HOUSE 234 Heritage Blvd. Heritage Hills. Sat. Nov. 6 11 am. to 1 pm. $589,000 250- 497-5827

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Open Houses

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Lakeshore Towers: 8th floor facing Skaha Pl. 1 & 2 bdrm units w/storage, south. 1 bdrm, w/den, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, f/s, a/c, pkg. secure bldg ................... m/w, a/c, w/ammn. incl. pool, gym etc. .......................$600 - $750 incl water Sec’d u/g prkg & storage. $1150 incl. water & gas. Lease req’d. Property Management


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132 Power Street – 1 bed apartment, fr/st, incl. util. Avail NOW $700.00 132 Power Street – 2 bed apartment, fr/st, incl. util. Avail NOW $850.00 277 Yorkton Ave. – 2 bed, 2 bath, gas fireplace, fr/st, dw, w/d, Avail NOW $1100.00 1049 Churchill Ave. – 2 bed, 2 bath, yard, fr/st, dw, w/d, garage Avail NOW $1200.00 873 Forestbrook Dr. – 2 bed apartment, 3rd floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, secure parking Avail NOW $1300.00


Huth Ave. – 2 bed house, fr/st, w/d, storage shed, carport, fenced yard. Avail NOW $900.00 Nanaimo Ave. W. – 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse, fr/st, w/d, d/w, Avail NOW $1250.00 Gammon Rd. Naramata – 3 bed, 2 bath house, fr/st, garage, 4 acres. Avail NOW $1500.00

Recreational Now doing mobile winterization on weekends Best Rates in Town


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 at Orchard House, downtown corner of Martin and Orchard, $750 (incl. util.), call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1bdrm+ den, Lakeshore Towers, pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, wine cellar, $1050, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1 bdrm duplex w/ yard, n/s n/p, $600+util. Avail Nov. 15. 778-588-7442 1bdrm, private parking, storage, bus stop out front, $695, or $810 with cable & hydro, ns, np, (250)493-2199, avail. Nov. 1 2BDRM, 2bath, executive at Meritage Lofts, 1 block from beach/park, secure prkg, $975. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 2bdrm, 2bth, 1 blk to Skaha, top fl, 5-appl, prkg, f/p, ref’s avail now $950. 250-486-0273 2BDRM executive on 8th floor of Lakeshore Towers, over 1600sq.ft, direct view of OK Lake, gym, hot-tub sauna, pool. Negotiable lease $1500, call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1050 sf, w/d,fr,st, dw,mw,A/C. Elevator, secure parking & storage. Quiet 55+, N/S, no pets, close to Skaha. Avail Nov 1 $850 To view call 250-493-0885 2nd floor apt. Ok Falls, 2bdrm+ den, ns, np, 4appl., AC, central location, avail. Nov. 1, email: or phone 250-497-7047 and leave message $795, large very quiet, 2bdrm main floor, 40+, ns, np, 250492-2006, 250-809-8952 Avail immediately: Quality 1bdrm + den apt. 451 Ellis St,. Pent. 6appl, a/c, covered parking, sundeck, indoor storage, non smoker. $800/mo+utils. 250-492-8800 days. Downtown Penticton, 2bdrm with two bath, secure parking, 6appl, many other extras, approx. 1150sqft, 250-490-1034 or 250-770-2337 FURNISHED 3bdrm semi water front condo in Ok Falls, Avail Nov 1st-Apr 30 $1050 incl util. 604-469-1517 LARGE 2bdrm, Penticton Ave., close to schools/transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 Senior special, Lg, quiet 2bdrm, grnd fl, ns, np, bus, move in assist,(250)492-2006

Commercial/ Industrial 2 MONTHS FREE RENT Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227

Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 duplex, 5bdrm, 2ba, 3appl, garage, np, ns. avail. immed., $1350+util 250-462-0669 2BDRM close to DT, near new, f/s, dw, w/d, a/c, $1050 call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 2bdrm, downtown, 5appl., ac, ns, np, avail. Nov. 1, $1000/mo.+util., 250-493-5161 3BDRM 1.5bath duplex $1150 inc. util. 250-492-8681 250-809-1693. Ref req’d, n/p avail now 3BDRM duplex, f/s, w/d Columbia area, fenced yard, n/s, n/p. $1140 250-493-1201 4BDRM, quiet, np, n/s, $1200 incl utilities. Avail Dec. 15. 250-493-8961 Penticton: large 3bdrm, sep. laundry/entrance, parking, storage, ns, np, ref. req., $950+ 1/2 electric bill, Avail. Nov. 15, (250)492-9866 Spacious 3bdrm, 3bth, walkin closet, freshly painted, lg deck, walking distance to DT & lake, 2 prkg spots, no yard, f/s/d & w/d $950 + util. Avail Dec 1st 250-809-8943

Homes for Rent 124 Roy Ave., 3bdrm, laminate floor, huge backyard, $1200/mo., 627 Martin St, 4bdrm, den, workshop, huge yard, hd wood fl, $1500/mo. Call VJ 250-490-1530 1BDRM cabin in OK Falls, gas heat incl., Avail Nov. 1, n/p, ref req’d $550+elec., 250-4977115 3bdrm main floor in Sland, fenced yard, walk to town $1100/mo 1-250-523-2770 4 bdrm, 5 appliances, desirable area. $1600/mo call (250)486-3111 COLUMBIA St. House 3bd, upper. & 3bd+den lower. New sound proofing insulation. 1250 sq’ ea, 2bth, 2kit., 2 lndry. Sep ent., fnc’d yard. $1000 each+ share utils. Avail now. Call, 250-485-8218 Home For Rent Nov 15 or Dec 1 Near Okan Lake. Reno’d 2 bdrm/1bath. 1300sf. W/D, D/W fridge, oven. $1,100. Utilities separate. 778-231-4275 or Olalla Spacious Home, Bright 3bedroom 1.5 baths familyroom with skylight, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, garage. Small pet negotable. No Smoking. References required. Available December 1 $900. VIEW of LK, dividable hm., 2-kit., 5bdrm, 4.5ba., grg,wrk shp., in-grd. pool, acreage, pet negot. $2000.+utils., 250766-4322, 250-862-6646

Motels,Hotels 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 and RV park $450 up. located at Holiday House Motel Penticton and Pleasantview Motel & RV park Summerland. 250 487 0268

Rooms for Rent Room 4 rent $500 + 1/3 util. Call 250-492-7560, avail. Immediately

RV Pads

800sqft shop, overhead door, good exposure, office, washroom, & also 1200sq.ft shop 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 RETAIL/COMMERCIAL high exposure, 5201-26th St. Rate neg. 1/2 Bldg. up to 3500 sq.ft. Vernon. 1-250-717-7488.

OYAMA area. RV site rental, long-term. Lake views. RV storage. 250-869-8505

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Shared Accommodation 2BDRM house to share, no parties, no drugs n/s, cats welcome $500 incl internet & util, bright and clean 250-486-4994

RENTAL • Forestbrook Dr. • New Condos • 2 bed/2 Bath • 4 Different Layouts to choose from • All major appliances included • Secured Storage & underground parking for each unit • Desirable location near schools and downtown • Bus stop directly out front (50 feet away) • Natural gas hookup for BBQ’s Rentals Range from $1100 - $1500 + utilities

Contact: 250-809-8577

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

Storage BOAT & RV STORAGE Large indoor facility, secure & dry, best rates, drive a littlesave alot.(250)558-3797

Suites, Lower 1BDRM, big bright 900sqft. private entrance & yard, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p $750 util./cable incl., prefer single female, 250-490-7147 1 BDRM bsmnt suite for rent, Pent Killarney area, 900sqft, $750, fridge/stove/w/d, ns, avail Nov15, 250-809-1875 2bdrm, 1ba, 900sqft., adults only, ns, no pets, $750+util., 250-492-2262 2BDRM basement suite on Green Ave, $800/mo. quiet, np, ns, (250)493-8961 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, brand new, ns, no pets, $900, avail Nov 1. 250-4933056, 250-493-1886 after 3:30 2bdrm walk-out suite + patio near CherryLane school, s/f, w/d, cable avail. Dec.1, (250)492-8033 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now n/pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-488-2206 Newer, 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $750, view on kijiji, (250)488-6563 Wiltse, avail Dec 1/10 or Jan 1/11 newer 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, Wiltse area, $700/mo., (250)809-3456 Summerland, ground floor level entry suite, can be rented as 1bdrm or 2bdrm, s/f/w/d, full size bath/kitchen, a/c, phone, internet avail., parking, extra storage in crawl space, licensed nurse in residence, clean, quiet and bright, small patio off living room, short walk to town center, n/s, pets considered, rent negotiable, (250)494-0033 Very nice large 2bdrm, new reno. priv ent/deck/lndry, n/s, n/p incl sat/hydro $700-$800. Avail now 250-493-0588

Suites, Upper Move right in and run your business, its approved, 476 Rene Ave., suite 102, shower, laundry, bedrooms and offices, $885+ heat (hot water incl.) Suite 101 (3 office only, each has front reception & bathroom, $785+ heat, 1-604-7448006 or 250-493-3939

Townhouses 3BDRM Penticton, clean, quiet 5-appl, dbl garage, n/p n/s ref’s/lease req’d $1100+util, avail now 250-279-7557 Exc cond, 3bdrm, 3bath,quiet family complex, new appl, n/p, n/s, $1150/mo. Avail immediately 250-492-4075

Auto Accessories/Parts 2-20575R15 Michelin’s on Jeep wheels, new $75 each, 1 -23575R15, new $75, (250)493-1397 4 Firestone winter force snow tires, Dodge Dakota rims, used one season, P24570R16, $800, (250)485-4084, 250-535-0841 4 Toyo G-02+P185/60 R15 winter tires on universal steel rims, $175. 250-493-8073 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 Winter Tires, 4 x P205/55R16 Ultra Grip Ice Goodyear, Low KMs, Chains, $450.,call Rod 250 497-8359

Auto Financing $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599. DLN 30309. EZ AUTO Loan BC 24/7 Credit Hotline 1.800.567.6591 Apply Online Fast Pre-Approval! No Obligation!



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Auto Services Licensed automotive mechanic with 30 years experience will come to your place to advise or repair import or domestic vehicles, reasonable rates, Ken (250)486-2249

Cars - Domestic


Trucks & Vans

1982 Olds 442 Clone, 350 motor, high performance, 350hp, shift kit, true posi rear end, excellent condition, appraised $15,000, $6975 firm, phone (250)486-1894 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maint, exc.cond $2200 obo 250-307-0002 2009 HYUNDAI Elantra, loaded, lease return, exc cond., warr, $13,875. 250-861-3339.

1980 Okanagan 10.5 foot truck camper. Fridge, cooktop, toilet w/shower. Roof recently redone. New water heater/pump, furnace, electrical. $2000 250-488-6877

2010 GMC Sierra, ext-cab, power pkg, tow pkg, 4.8 V8, stone gray, many extras, 9,000kms, Beautiful truck. $23,900 (250)542-4047

Cars - Sports & Imports

2005 27ft Skyline Weekender trailer, excellent condition, $12,6000bo, (250)485-2348

1991 Mazda MPV 7-seat van. A/C. 5-speed standard. Clean. 165,000km. $2200. 493-6627. 1999 HONDA CRV. Well maint. Great on gas, 5 spd, AWD, very reliable, 2 sets tires and rims. 224k hway. 250878-0672 2000 SUBARU Outback, AWD, loaded, 182K, well maint., exc/cond. winter tires/rims, $9800, 542-8959 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! MUSTANG 96, V6 auto, 103kms, good cond, 17”mags $4600obo 250-460-1988

24FT Chevy Triple E MH, full bath, great shape. $3900obo or trade for anything of equal value 250-770-0827

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Trucks & Vans 1992 Chevy S10, V6 auto, long box, new tires, low mileage, $1975, 1 (250)493-1397

2003 Dakota, V6, auto, 2wd, only 97,000k, air, immaculate ext cab. $7950. 250-938-8370.


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2002 Chev Silverado HD 3/4 T 4x4 5.9L Automatic, A/C, Tow Package, dual batteries, HD trailer hitch, brake controller, box liner, running boards, new tires. Excellent condition $10,500 OBO 250-498-6275

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Custom, only 4000kms, mint condition, quick release memphis shades screen, lin bar lite bar front pegs, $8500 firm, phone (250)486-1894 250cc Honda Motor scooter, excellent shape, $1800 firm, 778-476-0111, 250-487-0373

Off Road Vehicles

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

1999 F250 Deisel 4x4 S-cab Lariat. Loaded 270,000 kms $8,750. ( 250)-769-6877


Cars - Domestic 2000 Camry, priced for quick sale! Great cond. $3950. 250542-4978.

1998 Wildwood 5th wheel, 25ft, rear kitchen, 1 owner, no slide, excellent condition, hitch included, $10,000, 2006 8ft adventure camper, north/south bed, f/s, bathroom, as new, $12,000 call (250)493-7855

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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE Duramax, diesel, 4x4, crew cab, short box, excellent cond. $18,000. Days 250-503-1311, Eves 250-558-7882

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2007 GMC 2500 HD, ext. cab, s/b, 4x4, remote starter, 170k, $13,500. 250-307-0002

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2010 Chev Camaro SS

2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4

2008 Honda Civic 4Dr. Sedan

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance

This car has it all, a 6.2L 426HP V8 engine, 6 speed manual transmission, colour keyed, leather heated seats, factory SS stripe pkg, 20” alloy wheels, navigation, 245 watt stereo. Inferno orange. Only 7,100kms. PO814A

6.7L Cumins diesel, automatic with over $6,000 worth of extra’s including a lift kit, wheel flares, sunroof & too much more to list. This is a truck you have to see! Gray. PO983A

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This Inferno Red pickup is great! 5.7L Hemi V8 engine, 20” alloy wheels, 50,200kms! Running boards, CD player, boxliner & more. PO107A

3.7L V6 automatic, alloy wheels, air conditioned. Part time or full time 4x4 selector, CD player & plenty more on this Inferno Red beauty. PO981A.

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2006 Cadillac CTS 4Dr Luxury Sport Sedan Only 45,200 kms on this car! 2.8L V6 engine. Rear wheel drive with traction control. Leather heated seats, onstar, CD player with MP3, alloy wheels, power sunroof & dual zone climate control. Dark blue. PO920A


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KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE, Fla. — A series of postponements this week has only heightened anticipation surrounding the launch of the STS 133 shuttle mission now set for today. At press time technicians had reportedly sealed the helium and nitrogen leaks in the pressurization portion of the shuttle Discovery’s right-hand orbital maneuvering system pod, resulting in a “go” for countdown resumption. Liftoff from pad 39A was scheduled for about 4 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. Pacific) for Discovery’s 39th and final flight. The original liftoff date was Monday, which was pushed ahead to Tuesday and then today. The planned 11-day mission to the International Space Station is to deliver supplies and equipment to the orbiting laboratory complex. While the launch delays are frustrating for some and worrisome for others, astronaut crew

member Alvin Drew says they are not unexpected, and he has full confidence in the space ship which will rendezvous he and the other five members with the station currently orbiting 250 miles above the Earth. “These things (delays) happen but Discovery has had a long and impressive history all around,” said Drew. “She was not the first space shuttle we flew, that was Columbia, but every time we’ve had to return to flying after having these mishaps with the shuttle program — the Challenger accident and after the Columbia accident — Discovery was always the first shuttle that was refitted and remodified to deal with whatever danger and so she’s actually got more test flights under her belt than the rest of the shuttles out there.” The good news is the delays also meant he and girlfriend Patricia Tribe of Penticton have had a bit more time together than first expected. Tribe, who along with a small group of friends and family from Penticton — tagged the Drew Crew — are at the centre for the launch, says Drew is in good spirits and is looking forward to his adventure.

“He and the rest of the crew are all just taking it in stride,” she said Monday, the morning after a special reception in Cocoa Beach that included former astronauts and NASA brass. “They’re all just pretty relaxed, you know ‘OK, a couple more days.’ “Delays are not really unexpected, although lately they’ve all been going on time quite nicely. But what they needed to fix they needed to fix for the safety of those guys and that’s fine.” The crew was doing some flying that morning to practice some of the skills they’ll use during the mission. “Hopefully I’ll get to see him before the launch — I’m not a 100 per cent sure but hopefully,” said Tribe. “I just wait for the phone call and see what happens.” Steve King, the veteran voice of the Penticton Subaru Ironman Canada races, is among those in attendance crossing his fingers for liftoff today. “The reception and everything has just been brilliant,” he said. “We’re just ecstatic but we’re also scared because it’s been delayed from Monday to Tuesday and now Wednesday and we’re leaving Thursday, so God forbid if it doesn’t go Wednesday… so we’ll see.”




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November 3rd, 2010 Edition

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