Page 1







Okanagan College’s Centre of Excellence recognized for innovative use of green materials

Both Canadian teams lose on WJAC opening day but soak in energetic atmosphere

Sustainable resort in Tahiti was vision of actor Marlon Brando

See page 3

See page 23

See page 18


W E D N E S DAY, N OV E M B E R 1 0 , 2 0 1 0


City’s economy scores with Challenge MARK BRETT Western News Staff

Mark Brett/Western News

PENTICTON’S MARK MACMILLAN playing for Canada West flies through the air after colliding with Swiss goalie Lukas Meili on this scoring attempt during the team’s opening game of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge hockey tournament at the South Okanagan Events Centre Monday. Canada lost the match in overtime and will meet Russia today.


Okanagan La ke Lakeshore Dr. STARBUCKS


$ 49






OPEN NOV. 11TH GAVIN Leather Match Sofa 8-5PM


tmin Wes

. W.



St. Main


Leather Match Recliner

To Summerland Kelowna


• Unclog Sink and Shower Drains • Remove Hair Clogs Instantly • While They Last • 074613, Reg.: $5.99


y Hw




region. “There’s nothing wrong with older people, but I think this shows too that it’s older people with younger minds,” said Arsenault. “It really just goes to show when volunteers and people get together to put on events like this it’s really positive for everyone. A special survey is also being done as part of this event to get more accurate facts and figures which will go a long ways towards developing marketing tools for the future. The tournament continues the rest of this week with the finals scheduled for Sunday.


“This is good for the community, good for the economy, good for the hotels, restaurants and stores, and that’s a positive side,” he said. “Coupled with that is this event will be televised on TSN Sunday, with the gold medal game. It puts us on the map.” By getting national television exposure and international media coverage, these kinds of events also help paint a different picture of the city overall. Often portrayed as strictly a holiday destination and retirement community, the economic development officer is certain a younger crowd may be enticed to check out the


Hockey mania is alive and well in the Peach City. Concerns about Penticton fans being “hockeyed out” after the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars event have been laid to rest. Especially if initial attendance figures of those going through the turnstiles for the opening games of the 2010 World Junior A Challenge tournament are any indication at all. “Yes there was some concern about having two events in the same year and the amount of hockey we were having in Penticton, but I look at last night and I was quite pleased by the amount of people we had at both games,” said Penticton’s economic development officer David Arsenault Tuesday. The event got underway Monday at the South Okanagan Events Centre with Team Canada West and Team East facing off against European opponents in back-to-back matches. Not surprisingly the largest crowd was for the evening match with Team Canada West — featuring three members of the Penticton Vees and another Penticton hockey product — hooking up for a battle with the Swiss. Although the outcome of the match was not as hoped with Switzerland coming out on the long end a 5-4 score, the excitement of the overtime game only fueled the anticipation for the upcoming matches. Just how much fans were into the late game was evident by the painted faces, flag-draped, caped crusaders and the pair of “red” men circulating throughout the hallways and stands. And along with the pucks it is also the bucks stopping here according to Arsenault. “If you look at the (Canucks) Young Stars tournament, that tournament generated about $2 million in economic activity for the City of Penticton and we expect the same thing to happen with the World Junior A Challenge,” he said. “Coupled with that we’ve got some great exposure with the events centre and great exposure for the City of Penticton and you can’t put a price on that.” There also the added benefit of having events like this one, which is anticipated to drop upwards of $ 2 million into the city’s retail coffers, come at a normally quieter economic time. “That’s a really great thing — that it extends our shoulder season,” said Arsenault. “Most of the events we have in Penticton are during the summer. This creates jobs in those times when things are a little bit leaner, and November is one of those months.

Eckhardt Ave. W.

Stressless Shopping 7 Days a Week Since 1945







new sexy.


Visit our other Black Press sites

Delayed launch brings disappointment MARK BRETT Western News Staff

Bathed in the warm amber glow of the launch-tower floodlights, the space shuttle Discovery slowly emerges from behind the retracting service structure. A passing lightning storm earlier in the evening postponed the final curtain call on the venerable space ship’s emergence but she now stands unobstructed on the eve of her scheduled 39th and final mission. Fully exposed, the gleaming white outer coat — only marked by her name and United States flag on the lower right wing and the NASA logo on the other — her appearance belies the nearly 30 years of service she has provid-

ed to the world’s space community. True-to-dramatic form the evening is not complete until one-byone the banks of the high-powered xenon lights come to life criss-crossing the craft and deflecting into the Florida night sky. But Thursday dawns dark and stormy and the launch committee at an early-morning meeting quickly decides to abort Mission STS 133 to the International Space Station for another 24 hours. In a complete turnaround, Friday is bright and clear and the atmosphere at NASA’s on-site news nerve centre is positive with word of a 70 per cent chance of launch at 3:04 p.m. The only potential problem at this stage are

The only manufacturer with 2010 IIHS Top Safety Picks for all modelsV Best Mainstream BrandV

5-Star Crash Test RatingV

Goodbye to the 2010 Foresters.

the high winds which are expected to dissipate as the day progresses — good news. Then shortly after 8 a.m. the official NASA TV commentator announces the detection of a hydrogen leak in the main fuel tank during fueling with word to follow. Very bad news. Shortly afterwards with a live video feed of the shuttle on the overhead HD screens, the announcer confirmed what many had already anticipated. “The launch has been officially scrubbed for at least 72 hours.� The previous silence in the room is broken by a collective groan of disbelief from staff and journalists, this is the fourth aborted mission in five days. “We’re done, we have to leave Sunday,� said one British media rep, who along with his Dutch colleague have flights to catch before the earliest rescheduled lift-off. “I can’t believe it. We’ve got nothing and now we’re leaving.� But for the more experienced covering

Mark Brett/Western News

THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY stands on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida following the removal of the service structure in preparation for her scheduled launch last week. Technical problems have since delayed lift-off until the end of this month.

previous launches this is just part of the process. “What can you do?

Hello to end-of-year deals on the few that remain!

These are just things that happen and there’s nothing we can do,� said Roland Miller, the dean of arts at College of Lake Country in Chicago. Meanwhile, most of the members of the Penticton group who travelled across the continent to see the launch have also had to return home. Penticton’s Patricia Tribe, whose boyfriend

WIN! Enter for your chance to

Wrap your home in luxury with Hunter Douglas... innovative and energy-efďŹ cient designs that truly transform light.

The 2010 AWD Forester 2.5X Limited Package

Incomparably equipped

Cash Incentives



plus All-Wheel Drive from


up to


Visit this participating dealer or onlin at to see how you can enter the Wrapped in Luxury Contest* for your chance to win a 2011 Lexus HS Hybrid†.

Alvin Drew is among the six Discovery crew members, got back to the Peach City Saturday night. The day of the last aborted mission was actually Drew’s 48th birthday. Despite the delay, which has now been extended until Nov. 30, Tribe noted the astronauts all seemed to be in good spirits. see DREW page 20 ‌a romantic getaway to


heart of the Comox Valley.

on select models.

*MSRP of $27,945 is for a 2010 Forester 2.5X 5MT (AJ1 XO) including freight & PDI ($1,525), documentation fees ($395) and battery and tire tax ($30). License, taxes, insurance and registration extra. Model shown is the 2010 Forester 2.5X Limited Package (AJ2 LP) with MSRP of $34,745. †$3,000 cash incentive is for cash customers only and is available on 2010 Forester (AJ2 LP, AJ2 LPN, AJ2 XT, AJ2 XTN) models. Additional cash incentive offers are available on select new Forester models. Retailer may sell for less. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. †Offer valid until Nov. 30, 2010. VVisit for details. See your local Subaru dealer or for complete details.

DL #D9653

h h

a o

u u

t s

e e


250-770-2002 •

544 Main Street Penticton 250-770-1033 *Contest runs from October 6, 2010 to December 15, 2010. No purchase necessary. Correct answer required to skill testing question. See complete Entry, Prize, Eligibility and Contest details in the OfďŹ cial Rules at any participating Hunter Douglas dealer in Canada or at luxury. †2010 Model Shown. Lexus Canada is not a sponsor of, nor a participant in,this promotion.

Kick back and relax in the chic, lodge-style one bedroom suite complete with ďŹ replace, private deck and full kitchen. Enjoy 2, one hour massages - together, or individually in your own private spa room. Stroll the streets of nearby Courtenay, then enjoy dinner at the Old House Restaurant. Read all the details at then enter to win!

Cheryl MacKinnon’s favourite destinations at‌




College lays claim to environmental award STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Even months ahead of completion, the new Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus is already garnering worldwide attention and acclamation, like a first of its kind award the college was given at a ceremony in Vancouver Saturday. The 9,000-member Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC named Okanagan College as the first organizational winner of its new TechGREEN Award, based largely on the Centre of Excellence project. College president Jim Hamilton, along with regional dean Donna Lomas, was on hand to accept the award from John Yap, minister of state for climate action. “It was a really nice surprise. I did not know that the breakfast Rotary club had put this submission in,” said Lomas. “We’re very thrilled to win the award, but the fact that people in the community took the time to put together such a large and such a good submission, that’s the reward. It means that we are on the right track and people in the community really appreciate what we’re trying to do.” Penticton nominator Bill Billups, currently working for the Canadian Wood Council as a technical advisor, was part of the design team, providing technical assistance for using wood in the design of non-residential building projects. Billups cited Lomas and the Penticton Mark Brett/Western News OK Rotary Club as key drivers of the project, WORK CONTINUES on the Penticton Okanagan College Centre of Excellence this week which recently received international recognisaying that the purpose of the $28 million tion as part of an award to the college for its innovative use of green materials in the construction of the project. Centre of Excellence building is to train techLomas said that they are receiving inquirnologists, technicians and tradespersons in the committed to incorporating and promoting representing engineers and technologists recdesign and construction of fully sustainable sustainable practices in the workplace and the ognize what the college is trying to do and are ies about the building, especially from people home, an ideal that is also embraced in every rewarding it is another signal they are leading within the construction industry, with people buildings. the way in green building technologies. around the world watching the project to see “This building boasts built-in monitoring aspect of the Centre of Excellence concept. “The Okanagan College Penticton Centre “They are acknowledging the fact that how effective some of the techniques and to make it a living laboratory, ensuring that any system failure is immediately corrected of Excellence project was unsurpassed in this we are really trying to put some innovation strategies are going to be. “To be named inaugural winner of the and that future technological improvements year’s nominations of organizations,” said into the building,” she said. “It’s an attempt can be incorporated,” Billups said. “There will Leech. “TechGREEN Awards recognize and at trying to introduce some new construction award is flattering, but more importantly, it be zero water loss and we see a future without celebrate the best of the best. Nominees must techniques. and people around the world are signals to our staff, students and partners that air conditioners, with air quality systems pow- demonstrate leadership and significant involve- interested in that. I really believe that what we we’re on the right track,” said Hamilton. “It ment in sustainable best practices, energy con- are doing here now, will in 10 years become communicates that the investment made in a ered by photovoltaics.” the norm. Right now there is definitely some greener approach to planning and practice is John Leech, executive director of ASTTBC, servation and environmental benefit.” According to Lomas, the fact that a group pushing the envelope.” being noticed.” said the organization and its members are

Oliver hardware store expected to close at end of year KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

After 20 years in business, Gary Dell has shed some light on the recent rumours that Oliver Home Hardware will be shutting its doors. “Oliver Home Hardware will probably be closing by the end of December or early January 2011. We will be here for the next two months to sell off the inventory, fixtures, equipment and clean out the store,” said Dell, owner of Oliver Home Hardware. “The store has been for sale, so there is still a possibility of a change of ownership. However, I have decided after 20 years of serving Oliver and area residents, it’s time to retire and/or pursue new opportunities.” Dell reopened Home Hardware on April 1, 1991 with a “No foolin’ sale.” Having seen recent changes to the community, most notably the new Canadian Tire store being built at the Southwinds Crossing Mall, he sees a not-so-bright future for Home Hardware, other hardware stores, auto parts suppliers and auto repair shops. “Large format, national brand, free-standing stores are the direction of retail sales. It is unfortunate for small communities like Oliver, Osoyoos, Merritt because it usually devastates their existing downtown areas,” said Dell. “Town councils talk a lot about downtown revitalization, but these large format

“Large format, national brand, free-standing stores are the direction of retail sales. It is unfortunate for small communities like Oliver, Osoyoos, Merritt because it usually devastates their existing downtown areas.” — Garry Dell stores need large areas, cheaper land and exposure to main thoroughfares, so they typically build outside the existing town retail area, leaving the downtown areas vacant. Personally, I find it hard to believe that these national brand businesses are so fragile, that they claim they must be located on Highway 97 to survive.” Dell said he has been fortunate in his 20 years as owner of Home Hardware. His dedicated staff and customers have made coming to work a pleasure. During his time there has been a core group of 10 to 12 staff with a number of part-time and students as well. “I have been very fortunate that over the years I have had a

very dedicated staff with very little turnover. In 2010 I had two employees that retired after almost 20 years of serving Oliver and area customers. We always find it interesting to try and name all of the students that have worked after school, weekends, holidays and part time in the summer,” said Dell. Being a member of the community as owner of Home Hardware, Dell has had a large influence on the character of the store and merchandise carried. This played a big part in the approximately 200 customers a day that walked through the Home Hardware doors to shop. “I will definitely miss the customers. We have seen customers leave, new customers just moving into Oliver, new moms and dads showing off their new baby for us all to see, customers on their daily walk stopping by to say hi. But, most of all, we will miss Vera Marlais’ wonderful baking, George Giesen’s candles, Carol Lydiatt’s jokes and the thousands of regular customers that we have got to know over the past 20 years,” said Dell. Having grown up in Osoyoos, Dell has always been involved with the community as an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, CoachMasters Car Club, Wine Country Racing Association and a member of the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society board. “We still own an orchard in Osoyoos and I have a couple of old cars that need some TLC, so I don’t have any fear of what am I going to do,” joked Dell.




Prank brings penalty Western News Staff

For the Week of November 10 - November 15, 2010 (or while quantities last)

49 /lb.

Ecuador • Delmonte


Fun Facts


Quality Greens Farm Markets is now serving Cherry Hill Coffee in all of our Deli’s. Using only the highest quality locally roasted, certified organic and fair trade coffee beans, Cherry Hill offers a blend for every coffee drinker’s palette! Stop into any of our locations and receive a free Cherry Hill Coffee with any purchase and check out Cherry Hill’s Christmas varieties - available now! Watch for our Holiday Fruit Baskets, available for pre-order soon, and featuring Cherry Hill Coffee!

BC Hot House • 2 Lb. Bag


Red, Yellow & Orange

Honey Crisp

Sweet Peppers $





Globe Grapes ¢ 99


Simply the Best!

Large Red

Rio Star

Grapefruit $






Green Beans $


Green Zucchini


39 ¢/lb

Certified Organic California • Organic

California • 5 oz.

Cauliflower 99¢ /lb Silver Hills • 600-615g

Squirrelly & Mack’s Flax

Bread $

Earthbound Organic





Locally Roasted, Liberte • 750g • 8% • 10% M.F. Organic & Fair Trade • 1 Lb. Bag

Wildberry, Vanilla & Plain





Cherry Hill Coffee



Beer & Summer Sausage $1.19/100g From Our Deli

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook

PENTICTON 300 Riverside Dr. 250.492.9822 WESTBANK 3710 Hoskins Rd. 250.707.1420

KELOWNA 1889 Spall Rd. 250.763.8200 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY – SATURDAY 8 - 7 VERNON SUNDAY 9 - 6 4800 Anderson Way 250.542.3677

Locally owned and operated since 1995.

Visit us online to sign up and receive our weekly specials via email! • WWW.QUALITYGREENS.COM

A Pen High student is facing some serious consequences for a prank he pulled Monday morning. Penticton RCMP responded to a call at 8:25 a.m. on Monday that a student had a gun. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said it was revealed that a 14-yearold student had brought a sawed-off BB gun to school as a joke. “The male was told of the serious consequences associated to carrying a gun, especially to school. The school is determining what further action will be taken regarding this incident. In the meantime, the male has been suspended and sent home with his mother,” said Dellebuur. Because of the difficulty in determining what is a toy gun and what is a real gun these days, RCMP said they respond to gun complaints with a heightened awareness due to the dangers involved with such complaints. “For that reason, and to ensure the safety of the public and themselves, police assume all guns are real until determined otherwise. Possessing any type of gun or weapon, real or not, can result in dire consequences. Showing up in or around a school in today’s society with a gun, even if it is a toy, is certainly no joke,” added Dellebuur.

Drug sting nets three An undercover police operation has swept up three men with a long list of criminal offences. Acting in a covert capacity, Penticton RCMP drug task force officers stopped a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old man on Kinney Avenue last week after arranging to purchase cocaine from him. The man had a previous criminal record and now is facing charges of trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Two more men with criminal records were arrested the following day in another undercover operation.




T-BONE’S FRESH Remembrance Day Hours Open 10-6

2 65 20 k r o Y New s k a e t S

d e i r d n u Feta & Sor Apple Tomato Stuffed Almond

s p o h Pork C for only

Each 6 oz.



for only

Boneless porkloin pocketed and stuffed with your choice of one of our signature stuffings. Choose from: •Apple almond •Feta & sundried tomato

Choose from: • Plain • Seasoned • Peppercorn


Lamb It Up!

299 699 999 99 12 99 4

•Lamb Souvlaki •Ground Lamb Leg



•Herb Crusted Lamb Racks

/EA. 7 OZ.

•Lamb Chops Greek or Plain •Lamb & Mint Sausage



Go Greek Tonight! •Chicken Souvlaki




Greek Dolmades Spinach$ 29 /EA. Phyllo $


10 3 for

Greek Style Potatoess

Your Choice


99 /100g

•Mediterranean erranean Rice Heat & Serve


2 2

n o m l a S e n u t p Ne for only


Boneless wild sockeye salmon overflowing with our own blend of shrimp, crab, cream cheese & select seasonings.



•Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers Each 8 oz.


ple p A & e i r B Creme

d e f f u t S

n e k c Chi

R Roasted r only o f Garlic PPotatoes Definitely not dinner as usual. Chicken




breast meat stuffed with a creamy blend of cheddar, brie & mozzarella cheeses, ced app sliced apples & cranberries.

Open Sundays S y 10-6 10 6

Sign up today to receive this weekly ad directly to your inbox. Go to to sign up

Sale in effect Nov.10-Nov.16



5 79 1 99 1 49 2 /LB.

•Neptune Stuffed Mushrooms


•Feta & Sundried Stuffed Zucchini


•Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach & Cream Cheese


O k a n a g a n ’s L a r g e s t S e l e c t i o n o f

Meat Pies

Our gourmet pies are filled with chunky pieces of seasoned meat and delicious flavoursome sauces, encased in savoury pastry. The range will tempt all your taste buds. •Steak & Vegetable •Steak & Kidney •Chicken & Mushroom •Chicken & Vegetable •Curry/Chicken •Tourtiere •Turkey


$ 49

4 $ 99 9 /EA.



PENTICTON 300 Riverside Drive 250-487-4669

Mon.-Thurs. 10-6:30 • Fri.-Sat. 9-7 • Sun. 10-6



Hunter’s body recovered Western News Staff

A Princeton hunter reported missing by his family was found dead after three days of searching by RCMP and search and rescue teams. Allen Murray was last seen by a cyclist who tried to help him with his vehicle in the Princeton Snow Patch Mountain area last Tuesday. A search and rescue dog team located Murray approximately half a kilometre from where his vehicle was located around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. “Allen’s family was at the search command centre today, and received the tragic news relayed to them by the team on site. All those involved in the search effort including the RCMP, PEP volunteer aircraft personnel, SAR members and community of Princeton continue to support the Murray family and have offered their condolences to them,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. An extensive search by RCMP helicopter, RCMP dog services and volunteer search and rescue teams from the Southern Interior area, including Penticton, began searching for the 66-year-old man after his family reported he failed to return from a one-day hunting excursion last Monday. “Given the weather conditions seen in the area at this time of year, searchers and family alike knew that as the search went into its third day that there was a strong likelihood and the effort was transitioning into a recovery effort,” said Moskaluk. The B.C. Corners Service and the Princeton RCMP continue their investigation into Murray’s death.

To place a classified ad call 492-0444




Published Wednesdays and Fridays in Penticton at: 2250 Camrose St., Penticton B.C. V2A 8R1 Phone: (250) 492-3636 • Fax: (250) 492-9843 • E-mail:


New laws dealing a blow to business


o drink or not to drink. That question is on many bar and restaurant patrons’ minds these days as people come to grips with B.C.’s tougher drinking and driving rules. The overwhelming public sentiment about drinking and driving in general renders the issue black and white. But we don’t live in a black and white world. For example, one drink with dinner over a two-hour period won’t put most adults over a .05 blood-alcohol level, but two drinks might. A person’s ability to safely navigate a vehicle depends on their weight and metabolism. That said, people are still unsure whether they can be charged with impaired driving for having a blood-alcohol reading over .05 rather than .08, the long-standing point where one is legally impaired. Among other things, the new laws simply made the penalties tougher — i.e. more expensive — for people in the “warn” category (.05 to .08). Public Safety Minister Rich Coleman has come out this week to say the public is over-reacting to the new penalties for drivers in the warn range. Coleman said Monday that since the new penalties took effect, it’s become an “urban legend” that people can’t have one drink if they’re going to drive home safely. More than 1,400 drivers were hit with tougher penalties in the first 20 days of the crackdown. That’s the reality. Coleman said it is at the police’s discretion whether a vehicle should be towed if a driver falls in the warn range. That’s no myth. And, unfortunately for pub and restaurant operators, the decline in business they’re witnessing is far from an “urban legend.” The new rules are intended to prompt more people to give some thought to planning a safe trip home. It’s too bad the province didn’t take some of its own advice, and put some more planning into avoiding the unintended ramifications of the new rules.

2250 Camrose Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 8R1 Tel: (250) 492-3636 Fax: (250) 492-9843 Publisher: Mark Walker Editor: Dan Ebenal Sales Manager: Larry Mercier

The Penticton Western News is a member in good standing of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the British Columbia & Yukon Community Newspapers Association. The Penticton Western News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888687-2213 or go to www. This publication reserves the right to refuse any material — advertising or editorial — submitted for publication and maintains the sole right to exercise discretion in these matters. Submissions by columnists and guest writers do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this newspaper. All material contained herein is copyright.

Campbell pushes industrial legacy G

ordon Campbell isn’t going to get close to W.A.C. Bennett’s record of 20 years in the premier’s office, but he intends to leave a footprint at least as large on B.C. Campbell’s surprise resignation last week came as I was attempting to sort out his latest reorganization of resource ministries. His comments since then have made me even more convinced that this is the key task he intends to push to the point of no return before he goes. While the city media obsess over the horse race of potential candidates to succeed Campbell, this much more significant story is unfolding quietly in government offices around the province. Thousands of provincial employees are being moved and shaken to build the new Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. Here’s a partial list of what this ministry is now legally responsible for: wildfire management, Crown land and forest permits, independent power production, road and bridge engineering, mineral and coal titles, resorts and alpine ski developments, fish and wildlife management, drought management,


watershed restoration and aboriginal consultation on resource development. And here is a partial list of what Campbell intends to see develop through this ministry: the Site C dam, a provincewide network of new mines, forest tenures, liquefied natural gas production and export facilities, new independent power projects, and all the roads, power lines and pipes needed to connect them. This is a wave of industrialization on a scale with Cecil Bennett’s creation of BC Hydro, BC Ferries and BC Rail. An internal memo circulated to staff in the forest, transportation, environment and other ministries gives assurances that the B.C.

Forest Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary as planned in 2012. But by then it will be effectively broken up, divided between the ministries of forests and natural resource operations, and traditional jobs such as forest enforcement officer and conservation officer will be merged. Before this reorganization was announced, I asked Energy Minister Bill Bennett about the government’s plans for a feed-in tariff program for new sources of electricity. Bennett (no relation to the two former premiers) said he intends to have it in place as soon as possible, perhaps by the end of the year. It will be nothing like the Ontario program, which heavily subsidizes farmers for putting solar panels in their fields, Bennett said. The B.C. program will subsidize development of emerging sources, particularly those using wood waste. “You put a First Nation together with a community that’s lost a bunch of jobs from the pine beetle, together with a form of electricity producing technology, and as long as you can generate the electricity for a reasonable price, you might have

a winning project,” Bennett said. “That to me is how you encapsulate the feed-in tariff program.” For years there has been debate about the decline of small communities, loss of industrial jobs and wildfire management in B.C.’s vast hinterlands. In short, how do you keep smaller, remote communities economically viable, and how do they protect themselves from fire? Here, at least, is a plan that offers a way to tackle the huge problem of accumulated forest fuel, waste from traditional logging, and jobs and energy supply in remote areas. It will be subsidized by the vast majority of electricity users who enjoy the benefits of the urban economy. There will be plenty of talk in the weeks to come about Campbell’s legacy. The income tax cuts, the HST, both are designed to create an environment for private investment and employment. The resource development plan may be the most important piece of the puzzle. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and




It’s time for the province to move on “For everything there is a season,” so says the Bible. Gordon Campbell has been a great asset for British Columbia and I for one wish to thank him for the hours that he put in making decisions that put British Columbia in a great position. Lately, I also accept that he got out of touch with us, the people. Two examples are the HST without consultation and the changing of liquor enforcement without prop-

er process. Unfortunately, like many leaders he was surrounded by people advising him that either were not too bright, or whom he ignored. One day the story will be told. Rick Thorpe openly criticizes Bill Vander Zalm as being the “worst premier B.C. had”. Unfortunately, I do not agree as it relates to Vander Zalm’s role in the HST debate. What Rick Thorpe is really upset about is that the government he loved and

Premier couldn’t escape past

After watching Gordon Campbell respond to mainly soft questions on Global television the day after he gave the great news he was toast brought tears to my eyes — that is tears of joy. Campbell repeated many times that the polls indicating his low personal popularity didn’t bother him, but the has-been tried to convey he wasn’t a one-man band. Like the head coach of any sports team that doesn’t produce, it isn’t the whole team that gets the axe, Gord, even though in the case of your team it would be a great thing if an eraser was brought in to clean the board. I repeat, it was the lies, lack of transparency, deceit, mistrust and arrogance of all your bad apples that did you in as leader — period. Maybe our beautiful B.C can finally slow the flow of tears only to stop when sweet NDP leader Carole James, who could not light a political candle with a thousand matches, follows Gordon out of the hog factory. Tom Isherwood Olalla

Premier should forego pension

I want to know if Premier Campbell will get his full pension? If I was to quit my job, I wouldn’t be able to collect unemployment, nor would I gain my full pension if I did not stay and finish my employment contract. So it is my view that Mr. Campbell should not gain his full pension. Mr. Campbell wasn’t without options, he could have scrapped the HST or change the percentages of tax to 10 per cent across the board. Now Mr. Campbell has left the province in disorder for what will only place schools, health care, mental health and other primary services in deficit as they await the next leader. This whole province will be held hostage once again to the Liberal Party making choices on fancy, rather than you made your bed now lay in it. I have to wonder will there ever be a party that can stick to their guns, if you make a mistake, or travel in the wrong direction. Please, simply acknowledge the mistake. Show integrability — correct the mistakes made. Don’t just simply walk away. What message is that to teach the children of B.C. — our future leaders. Carrie-Ann Dambrowitz Osoyoos

respected is now gone. Bill Vander Zalm should be respected for having the jam to put his money where his mouth is and giving many more hours of work for the province and his age. Both Gordon and Bill were great men in standing on their principles for what they believed in. Thank God for democracy. It actually works. As I said, for these two, “for everything there is a season”. It is time now to move on to build this

great province with new energy and new blood. I look forward to being part

of that process. In fact, I welcome the challenge. Thank you again

Charles W Stewart Penticton

We want to hear from you

The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 400 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by e-mail to letters@; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 492-9843.

heal this province. Mike Pearce Penticton

THE SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN MEDICAL FOUNDATION Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver.

Premier accomplished little

Lots of people are heralding all the positives Mr Campbell did for British Columbia while he was in power. Well here is an eye opener. Everything he did was thought up by previous people long before him. All the achievements with our First Nations, our economics and our developments were things thought of and put on paper by people like John Furlong, Bill Bennett and Dave Barrett and their administrations going all the way back to the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Even the complete format of the recent Winter Olympics, the First Nations theme right down to the venues and their format was constructed by and thought up by a group of high school students under Mr. Furlong in the early ‘80s when B.C. was in an open bidding war with Alberta over what became the Calgary Games and remained completely unchanged for the 2010 Games. I was a part of these proceedings and can testify that what I state here is solid truth. The man made a name for himself with the minds and political platforms of others. His resignation should have come with his only real crowning achievement of becoming a criminal for drinking and driving. It would be nice if we had some people step forward who can pledge new ideas of their own, as evidently our governing bodies have run out of material to be looking back at solutions of the past. It should not take 30 years to implement ideas either. Perhaps it’s time for some new and fresh people in Parliament.

Gordon and Bill. You are both great British Columbians. Now let’s

Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society donated $10,000 to the Pediatric department at the PRH.

Royal Canadian Legion members donated $5,000 towards new Urology surgical equipment at PRH.

Penticton Metal Detector Club donated $3,550 for the Pediatric department at PRH.

Ladies Night, Skaha Meadows donated $4,521 for the Pediatric department at PRH.

We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994




Store the right fit for charitable organization We appreciate the opportunity to provide background and facts in response to Mavis Hartford’s letter to the editor, “Getting hung up on charitable donations” on Nov. 2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan will serve over 400 families and children in 21 communities throughout the Okanagan in 2010. While our volunteers log over 14,000 volunteer hours in a year, there are still many expenses that are incurred to keep our programs running. Funding is required for recruiting, careful matching, background checks, screening and maintaining ongoing professional support for the volunteers, youth and their families — the key to ensuring long-term positive outcomes that change lives and communities. As a non-profit charity, it is important to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan to have a stable source of funding to ensure the longevity of our valuable programs. Funding and revenue generation is a competitive area for the thousands of registered charities in B.C., each vying for a limited number of charity dollars. And with ever-increasing demand for our services, it is

Government service lacking

As an “about to become senior citizen” in the next six months, I received a package from the Canadian government encouraging me to apply for the OAS Benefit. Along with the application was a sheet urging me to apply for my very own Service Canada Account. It used words like “Fast” and “Convenient” so I figured, “Sure, sign me up.” So I jumped on my computer and headed for the site listed in the brochure — Service Canada. Sounds like they really are in my corner, just waiting to help, doesn’t it? Then the reality of dealing with a system that is designed by idiots and severely broken, reared its ugly head. I arrived at the site greeted by heartwarming phrases like “People Helping People” (as opposed to chimpanzees helping people? Or perhaps single-celled amoeba helping people?), only to find out that the E-pass I was applying for that was going to be fast and convenient, had been fastly and inconveniently replaced by a new service called Access Key. Wow! Sounds even faster and more convenient, right? Oh yes, I nearly forgot, there was also a headline about Elder Abuse Awareness. Little did I know I was about to be subjected to it. So I then went and followed the link to the FAQ describing the transition from the Epass to the Access Key and found out that the new Access Key will no longer access my CRA information, because that part of the system that also used to be accessed by Epass is being replaced by another new (and presumably faster and more convenient) system called Pathfinder. I immediately felt that right now I could use the services of a Pathfinder to find my way back to whatever it was I was applying for in the first place. Anyway, I digress. My next step was to go back to the home page and begin applying for either the about to be replaced E-pass or the new improved faster more convenient Access Key (Contains 25 per cent less access). I arrived at the place to apply for my Service Canada Account only to find out that, before I could apply for an Access Key, I had to apply for a Personal Access Code. Huh? I have to apply for a code to get a key? And the kicker was that it would not be given to me online (I suppose the 128-bit encryption used on my online banking was not sufficient for the government) but instead were going to mail me the Personal Access Code in the mail within five to 10 business days. Oh yeah, that’s way more secure. Now, all the criminal who is sitting outside the house piggybacked to my wi-fi, intercepting every keystroke I am typing, will have to do is wait five to 10 business days and steal the code from my mailbox which he is currently looking at from the comfort of his automobile. So to make a long story short, I filled in the information they required. You know: SIN, mother’s maiden name, blood type, favourite bird species, last video I illegally down-

critical for BBBSO to have a unique and sustainable fundraising venture. It was determined that BBBSO could efficiently and effectively provide a public service through a free front door pick up service for gently used clothing and small household goods and then sell the donations to an established retail thrift store chain. This model also means we can concentrate on serving the needs of our communities and don’t need to be in the business of running retail stores. Renew Crew is wholly owned and operated by BBBSO and was established to fulfill the need to solicit, co-ordinate pick up and transport of the donations we receive. Renew Crew is a full-time fundraising venture, and in order to provide a consistent year-round service and receive a reliable source of funds for our programs, we pay the individuals working on this project for their time. Renew Crew is also responsible for the trucks we use, although recently, we were able to find another incredible opportunity to reduce the overhead to the organization, and advertising sponsorship through

loaded, and whether I had ever been arrested for protesting the G8, and am in the process of patiently waiting for my Personal Access Code to arrive so I can use it to apply for the Access Key, that replaces the Epass, except for the part replaced by Pathfinder, so that I can apply for my OAS pension, that is assuming I have not become senile in the meantime or, heaven forbid, there is an election and another bunch of morons step in to make the system even faster and more convenient. Mike Hanley Penticton

Grateful for assistance

I would like to say thank you to the man on the scooter who helped my husband and called an ambulance after he had fallen in an alley close to the hospital. Bless you. Linda Fritsen Penticton

The library dilemma

The most important requirement needed in the Penticton Public Library is more space. Some adventurous and creative development beyond that would make the library worthy of 2011. The library is a magnificent asset for the South Okanagan area, but you cannot keep crowding more and more facilities of a good library into less and less space. Something has to go. Overcrowding is the result and the populace tracks in by narrow walkways until the carpets become thread bare and worn. All the other elements of the library are excellent, whether they be the children’s section, the new book display area, the stacks generally, the magazine and newspaper area, the video section, the talking books, the information desks and the take out and registration department. All first class, but more space is required. A city requires to balance the physical, intellectual, cultural and artistic side of the citizens. Libraries have determined and shaped our western civilization from the Roman and Biblical era, to the Renaissance, the reformation and the industrial revolution. When the political thugs burnt the books in the mid 1930s, look what it led to between 1939 and 1945, incredible wastage, misery, death and destruction followed by two generations to tidy things up. A library is the basis for democracy. Think well on it. Vince Rabbitte Penticton

Mining not the answer

I am writing this letter after reading all the recent news articles regarding B.C.’s Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes statement that the only way for First Nations people to break the cycle of poverty in their communities is to embrace “resource development”.

Charity Trucks is now assisting with the cost of running our fleet. As an expert in the retail thrift marketplace, we considered the opportunity Value Village presented as a stable organization that would purchase our donations, and the right fit for our organization’s needs. Outside of the purchase agreement for the goods, there is no association between BBBSO and Value Village. It is important to mention, BBBSO benefits from any items that are donated to Value Village, whether they are dropped in any of our bins throughout the communities we serve, directly to Value Village, or through our Renew Crew system. Over the years, the funds raised by the Renew Crew have been providing between 40 to 50 per cent of the total funds required to run our mentoring programs that serve children and families in our communities. Without this critical source of stable funding our organization would struggle to deliver services. Lisa Hobson, executive director Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan

In his statement he is referring to the objections of the Takla Lake First Nations of the Chilcotin Area to using Fish Lake as a tailings pond and the open pit mining of the region for a gold and copper mine. The Taseko Mines Ltd. proposes that they will construct a better manmade lake to replace the lakes that they destroy. How wonderful to have the technology to replace millions of years of natural evolution and improve a natural eco system. Oh did I say wonderful, I meant arrogant. I find it appalling that the minister seems to think that by destroying our environment and handing out short-term jobs, because resources such as mining do not go on forever, is the answer to all of the First Nations problems. The real answer is to embrace the environment, work with it and ensure that the next generation of all of Canada’s people have fresh water, clean air and healthy food to eat. Once the physical needs are attended to, add a sense of community and respect for each other and that is true wealth. Money can improve people’s lives, no doubt about it. However, money can be a double-edged sword. It can also bring alcoholism, drug use and family break downs. These are all of the same elements that poverty brings. You just arrive at the court house or treatment centre in more expensive clothes. I personally applaud the First Nations for rejecting this project and its promise of financial prosperity, and standing up for the environment and their traditional lifestyle. Their decision to fight this project gives me hope that maybe the environment does stand a chance of surviving in this greedy selfish corporate-driven economy. If you want to learn more about this conflict go to Let’s not destroy our natural resources for corporate greed. Write your local government official and tell them to say no to this mine. The real gold of British Columbia is our fresh water and pristine wilderness. Theresa Nolet Penticton

Taxpayers deserve a say

The South Okanagan Events Centre is in place costing taxpayers thousands of dollars a year. Now it seems this city council is setting us up to pay for another poor service, poorly managed, non-community building by privatizing the pool. Only someone sadly lacking in math skills believes a $30 service purchased by paying $15 from one department and $15 from another department is a better deal than paying $30 up front. Look carefully at council’s numbers comparing total pool costs verses partial SOEC costs, it is classic Enron accounting. Is it council’s responsibility to accurately disclose all the information on a deal of this importance before they sign away another community-paid-for building? Do taxpayers

have a right to vote on whether or not the community pool is privatized? Do we as taxpayers just get to pay again and have no say again? I would compare privatization/ out sourcing with buying really cheap toilet paper, it will get you in the end, it has — SOEC. Lynn Crassweller Penticton

Stop scapegoating workers

The City of Penticton needs to look elsewhere to solve current financial problems. It’s not the workers in Penticton who are the cause of threatened loss of services to Penticton’s residents. Nor is it the renovated community centre and swimming pool. Penticton’s mayor and council have made many gaffes. With their release of the core services review they tried to keep portions of it secret, but unbeknownst to them, the blacked-out copy was readable. So they went ahead and released the complete document, something they should have done in the beginning. Now they are just beginning to bargain with the working men and women who help make Penticton a great place to live, but have already poisoned the waters in local media by talking about things they agreed would be addressed in bargaining. They’ve needlessly created a bad bargaining environment. On their own website under the SOEC 20 FAQ’s they said that the pool and McLaren Arena would continue to be operated by the city. Now they are claiming that they need to look at privatizing valued public services to save money. But the city should know that privatization does not save taxpayers money. The best example of this is the South Okanagan Events Centre. This P3 cost the city almost $30 million more to build and many millions more each year to operate than council had promised residents. It is this experiment with privatization that has put the city in the current financial situation. CUPE members are demoralized and disheartened by the mayor’s comments and tactics that mislead the public and attack them, instead of focusing on the real cause of the problem. Our union is doing its best to get to the table to come up with the best possible outcome for the public, workers and the city. We want to find a way to keep the pool as a public service for all Penticton residents including seniors, people with disabilities, youth at risk and those on low incomes. Residents and workers should not be forced to pay the price for the city’s error in judgment. There are other, more creative, solutions to this problem. Mayor and council need to recognize the cause of Penticton’s woes — privatization. Why would they do even more of it? Patti Finch, president CUPE Local 608




Eye Exams Optometrist

Dr. Specs Optical Penticton P ti t Pl Plaza



Financial Aspects of Divorce Mark Brett/Western News

SUPERVISOR CHARLIE HILL of the volunteer Penticton Citizens on Patrol communicates with RCMP dispatch from the community policing van. The organization patrols the city streets to help regular officers keep an eye out for crime.

Patrol keeps eye out for crime KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

It’s not every shift Charlie Hill tracks down a stolen car, keeps vandalism at bay or tracks down an American fugitive. But that’s a good thing, because a quiet night for Hill usually means a safe night for Penticton. The Citizens on Patrol volunteer supervisor said Saturday was just one of those evenings, he observed a group of teens setting off fireworks at King’s Park and tipped off RCMP on a group drinking beer in a parking lot. “We are helping out and we do get some positive things that happen,” he said. “I find this interesting. Our job is to observe and report, we don’t get too close because our mandate is always be safety conscious. We are not equipped to arrest anyone.” Instead he documents what this particular group of young drinkers are doing, where they are and how many. A few of them scatter, probably feeling a little uncomfortable that the marked community service vehicle has been sitting observing for the last five minutes. Hill called the RCMP night watch commander to tip him on what is happening and it is relayed by dispatch to RCMP.

A volunteer team patrols the streets of Penticton and another group in Okanagan Falls. They are armed with palm pilots with software that tells the user if the vehicle is stolen. The Penticton COP proved just how valuable a tool they are in 2006 when a volunteer discovered a stolen vehicle. The man who bolted from the car turned out to be fugitive Richard McNair, who was featured on TV’s America’s Most Wanted — his identity was confirmed from a digital camera he left along with fingerprints in the stolen car. McNair escaped custody from a Louisiana prison where he was serving time for murder and other charges. Had volunteers not checked the plate, McNair’s presence in Canada would have been unknown — officials suspected he was in the United States at the time. He was eventually caught in New Brunswick. While that incident drew plenty of attention to COP, there are smaller things the volunteers do that don’t always get noticed. Hill said recently a volunteer patrolling the industrial area at night found a shed wide open with valuable items and a truck with keys left in the ignition. Keen observations have also resulted in the Penticton RCMP stopping an impaired driver, who was arrested


Russell prides himself in offering excellent service and sharing his extensive automotive knowledge with his customers.



The Super Chevy Dealer

D.L. 22742

and charged. Many of the areas they patrol are hotspots for vandalism, especially the schools. “Once in a while we run into people as we are patrolling and they thank us for being around and give us updates on what has been going on in their neighbourhoods. Sometimes we even get calls from school custodians who might feel a little uneasy about walking to their car if there is a group hanging around outside, and we escort them out,” said Hill of the volunteer duties. Jim Porteous, community safety co-ordinator, said he is always looking for more volunteers for COP. Volunteers are subsidized for fuel and their equipment has been bought and paid for through community donations. All it takes to become a volunteer is to fill out a application form, get a criminal records check and perform a couple of ride-alongs with the COP supervisor. “Most of our people are retired, but in the past there has been younger people volunteering. We even get some future applicants of the force, this is where they get started,” said Porteous. For more information contact Porteous at 250-490-2373 or in person at 185 Lakeshore Dr.

If you are a woman considering divorce, in the process of divorce or are already divorced, there are essential strategies I want you to know about. Admission to this seminar is FREE, however seating is limited. Please register today:

250-492-9622 EXT 249

Presented By: Lisa Hopper, FDS, CFP Investors Group Seminar in association with: the Academy of Financial Divorce Specialists

DATE: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 TIME: Noon - 1:00 pm PLACE: Days Inn, Vintage Room 152 Riverside Drive, Penticton Refreshments will be provided

Why just drive when you can CRUZE? THE ALL ALLLL N NEW EW

ve Test Dryi! Toda










* Some conditions apply

COWLING 933 Westminster Ave. W., Penticton Next to Denny’s Restaurant Ph. 250-493-2333 • Call our Sales Hotline: 1-888-605-2276




COME TRY RINGETTE A FREE EVENT FOR 5-8 YEAR OLDS Saturday, Nov. 13th and 20th 5:45 p.m., Summerland Arena • Different rules from hockey • Fast, physical and lots of ice time • Special rates for goalies with own equipment


News Oliver looks to simplify address system street names as opposed to using street numbers, and also to reduce the actual house numbers,” said Szalay. The planned elimination of the rural route system by Canada Post has opened up an opportunity for Oliver to simplify its street addressing system. Almost 97 per cent of the public open house respondents rated having a single address system for Canada Post, courier deliveries, telephone and other direc-

KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Oliver rural and town residents see significant changes to their house addressing systems come within the next year. Tom Szalay, municipal manager of roads, said having the two public open houses recently has set a direction for staff to follow. “The survey results we got back was that people are very strongly in favour of going to

tories and emergency response with no dual street names as extremely important. “My current address is so long that it makes people from out of town laugh. We only have 4,000 people here and longer addresses than Toronto,” commented one respondent. Szalay said the town will be working with the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen planning staff to figure out a house numbering

s l a i c e Sp November 10th - 15th

Good for your Health! CALIFORNIA






































scheme, and estimates that work will be completed by the end of this year. Once that is complete they will start naming the streets. Some will revert back to the original names and others will have to be created from scratch. “Likely we will come up with different proposals so that if a certain neighbourhood has low-lying wetlands you might name that neighbourhood’s streets after various wetland features. We promised the public that once we have some of those proposed street names we will bounce them off of them to get some feedback,” said Szalay anticipating this should done by February or March and finalized mid-2011. From there the addressing information needs to be relayed to Telus for 9-1-1 dispatch service, and then Canada Post will have to do the

physical work to create new mailboxes. Homeowners will have to purchase their house numbers, although Szalay said there likely will be an opportunity to hold a swap within the community. He said boxes probably will be set up numbered zero to nine and people can recycle the numbers they don’t need and pick up ones that have changed. Szalay added he has priced out the costs of new standard black numbers and they run about $1.50 apiece and under $10 for fancier brass numbers. Canada Post will be supplying postage-paid change of address cards to residents for free. The town will have to pay an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 for new street signs and, depending on sign type and the elimination of streets with extra posts, some costs could be saved.

Schools plug into energy conservation Western News Staff

Solar panels will focus the sun’s energy to heat water and improve energy efficiency at Oliver Elementary School and South Okanagan Secondary thanks to capital funding from the Public Sector Energy Conservation Agreement and its partners. “It’s great to see two schools in Oliver committed to reducing their carbon footprint,” said BoundarySimilkameen MLA John Slater. “The schools can use the installation of the new panels as a tool to help students learn more about solar energy and how they can contribute to preserving our environment for their generation by being energy efficient. “Each school will save more than $400 a year in energy costs, which is money that can be put back into the classroom for students.” These projects are among 38 solar installation projects at hospitals, schools, colleges and universities being funded across the province this fall, with $2.8 million from PSECA and its partners SolarBC, Natural Resources Canada and Terasen Gas. The investment is part of B.C.’s commitment to having North America’s first carbon-neutral public sector in 2010. The projects also support growth in the solar technology sector, reduce emissions and energy costs, and demonstrate to young people that British Columbia is actively making the shift to sustainability and efficiency.





Enjoy a new patio cover from G.L. Aluminum


20 x 9’






Patio Cover ....................


Many Other Sizes Available. Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm • Remembrance Day & Sunday 10 am -6 pm

170 Hollywood Rd. S. C#101-1180 Columbia St.W. Kelowna • 250 717 3367 Kamloops • 250 377 3368

#104-2100 Main Street Penticton • 778 476 5813

See our website: Do-It-Yourself Kits Available!


G.L. Aluminum Patio Covers Inc. Toll Free:

1-866-767-0102 • Okanagan Based



Arts & Entertainment


to our Peak Performers


Mark Brett/Western News

SWEET SOUNDS — Musicians Jakub Kaiser (violin) and cellist Martin Kratky play a selection from their repetoire during a recent recital at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. The recital was part of the regular Penticton Acadmey of Music showcase.

Book remembers postwar Italy


hoosing the right book to review each week is an exciting challenge. Sometimes it’s a novel that a reader has recommended, or one that deserves more exposure. Sometimes it’s a book that ties into a relevant world event or to a special holiday. On occasion, I have a book that fits for all of these reasons. The Fallen by Stephen Finucan is set in Naples, Italy during the Allied liberation of 1944. Here in Penticton we have veterans who served in Italy. Remembrance Day is a time to be reminded of and to reflect on their and other soldiers’ involvement in war. In Finucan’s tale, a Canadian soldier finds himself in Naples working as military security routing out remaining fascists. He checks in regularly with Augusto, the local art museum director. Along with his

niece, Luisa, Augusto is taking inventory of the entire museum to see what artefacts were lost, stolen or destroyed during the war. Criminals also circle the museum looking for workers to coerce and artwork to steal. The political chaos means that the camorra (the Naples mob) can once again flourish. At a time when people from all walks of life are struggling, survival has little to do with sticking to moral principles. The Fallen is a richly detailed novel that describes so eloquently how a city disintegrates with corruption. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, Naples today is still a place plagued with problems. Organized criminals have been dumping garbage and toxic waste from across Europe in and around the city. Imagine waking up one morning to have a pile of toxic sludge dropped



down onto your vineyard. It’s been 60 years since the time of Finucan’s tale, and it makes you wonder if a city ever fully recovers after its social fabric has been so thoroughly ripped apart. It also makes you worry for cities like Kandahar and Baghdad. When the fighting stops and soldiers leave, what do the citizens do then? Although The Fallen doesn’t have the media coverage of hits such as Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy,

Finucan’s popularity is sure to rise. Every year, CBC Radio hosts a contest called Canada Reads, where celebrities debate and select a book that all Canadians should read. Just last week, for the 10th anniversary of Canada Reads, host Jian Ghomeshi polled Canadians countrywide to create a list of the top 40 most influential Canadian novels of the decade. I’m not surprised that The Fallen is on the list, even though it was only published last year. Thank you to the reader who recommended this book. I suspect that we’ll be hearing a lot more about it in the weeks to come. Continue to send in questions, comments and suggestions for future book club selections. Happy reading! Heather Allen is a writer and reader who lives in Penticton.

Contest pressures writers to produce

Appreciating that diamonds are formed under intense pressure, Okanagan College’s English department is hoping a new threehour story writing competition to be held next month will produce some glittering literary treasures. “We are challenging high school and Okanagan College writers to put themselves in the hot seat for 180 minutes of pressure to produce,” said Sean Johnston, one of the English department professors organizing the contest, which will be held Nov. 20 simultaneously at the college’s Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton campuses.

“Having that limited timeframe to work within can provide the spark that will ignite creation of a great story.” The contest is open to all Grade 11 and 12 students and to Okanagan College students as well. Five prizes are available for the budding writers: one $250 tuition credit at each of the campuses and a prize of a $500 tuition credit for the judges’ choice of overall winner. The three-hour writing contest will start at noon, will be conducted in Okanagan College computer labs, and will require

the writers to include a phrase or prompt (that will only be revealed as the contest is about to begin) that will have to feature prominently in the stories that are developed over the three hours. To ensure the focus of the contest is individual creativity and imagination, the contest rules also preclude use of outside sources, either online or hard copy. Registration for the competition closes Nov. 19 at noon. Those willing to step up to the challenge can register online or get more information at: www.okanagan.


JOE KIRK and KENT PEPPAR on achieving the top sales performance for the month of OCTOBER 2010. Are you ready for that next new or used vehicle? Call on Jeff or Kent for top quality customer service.


250-492-3800 • TOLL FREE: 1-800-891-4450 • D.L. #7808



Fresh Cuts Daily



Specials 69

/lb. Bacon 5 . $ 00 f e e B Steak 7 . /ea. z.Ribeye $ 00 10 o k 10 oz. 6 . /ea. a e t S NY


Asst. Fro $ 5 .99 zen Stuffe / 3 d t C s hicken Brea Lean Gro und Beef 10 lbs. for $29 or $ 2.99 /lb. English B a c o n / G a m $ 99 on 7 . /lb.


Specials Turkey Breast $1. 79 d Tomato /100g. e i r d $ 1 m a S 0 a H Sun u sage 1 . sage or /100g. r Sau e e B DELI SANDWICHES

Assorted Salami $1.99 /100g.

Roast Beef $1 99 . /100g.

Made up FRESH

Available every day




groceries D-Pak M u e Dansli $ Assor 69 ted La Mo r ted . Asso lisa n $ a 9 9 a P a s t a . ea. n a g n Wi n e Oka l an d Dr $ 99 . e i’s Perogi es 2 ssing$s . ea Helm do 49 l Organic Garl $zen . /bag Loca i c 50 ffed Potat Stu o e s $ . ea 3 / . 99 e a .

5 3 3

2 5


OPEN PEN PEN N Mon.-Sat. M Mon --S -Sa Sat 9am-6pm S 9 6 IN THE APPLE PLAZA - next to Earl’s 142-1848 Main St. 250 492-5578 Prices in effect Nov. 10 - Nov. 17, 2010



BINGO ON WEDNESDAYS in the Legion hall, 502 Martin St., Penticton at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Community Calendar

P UBLIC P ENTICTON 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. The following programs are available: preschool storytime (age 3 to 5) is Wednesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. from Sept. 22 to Nov. 24. Program is free but registration is

required. For more information, or to register, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783. GRANDMOTHERS FOR AFRICA meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. PENTICTON QUILTERS’ GUILD has its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at the Salvation Army Church on 2469 South Main St. There is coffee and a chance to see some wonderful quilts. For more info contact Marilyn Govier at 250-490-4096. A FALL TEA, bake and yard sale will be held at the Oliver Senior Centre on 34452 95th St from 1 to 3 p.m. VOLUNTEER MEET ING AT 5:30 p.m. in the Lunchbox at 201 Martin St. for SOWINS’ 2011 Women’s Awards on March 5. Helpers are needed now to prepare for the gala night event, with all things 1980s as the theme. Newcomers and returning helpers are welcome as well as helpers in outlying communities. For information, contact Donna at 250-493-4366 ext105 ( or visit FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, AN evening of film and information at 7 p.m. in Christ the King Church (35060- 107 St.) Oliver. Film clips from Food Inc. followed by presentations and discussion on local, domestic and global food production and trade. Call 250-498-

5353, 1-800-667-2393 or 250-498-3879. ELKS CLUB PENTICTON has a management meeting at 6:30 p.m. MATT HILL AND Steph Tait, founders of Run for One Planet, will be at Penticton Whole Foods Market at 7 p.m. to show video and talk about their 11-thousand mile run. Free event.


JOIN THE GOLDEN Echoes Choir for a Remembrance Day Service and singalong at 1:30 p.m. in the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Donations at the door and refreshments will be available after the sing-along. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s famous pizza from 4-7 p.m. and musical bingo at 7 p.m. in their lodge at 1197 Main St. Members and guests welcome. ANAVETS HAS SNACKS and entertainment by Buzz Byer from 2-6 p.m. PENTICTON ELKS CLUB is honouring all veterans, music courtesy of Legacy starts at 6 p.m. Food and snacks available. Everyone welcome. Volunteer driver available.

FRIDAY Nov. 12

SINGLES LUNCH WILL take place every Friday at various locations. For information, call 250496-5980 or 250-7708622. T HE F UNTIMERS BALLROOM Dance Club


Penticton Congratulations and welcome to the incoming 2011 Executive Committee President - Carol Sheridan Vice President - Rylan Hernberg Treasurer - Chris Newton Secretary - Stephanie Tofin Communications - Becky Kay Membership - Jason Metcalfe Social - Charles Cornell Past President - Mike Porter Upcoming Events Nov 16 Business Start Ups and Downs (Young Entrepreneur Forum) 6-9pm, Penticton Chamber Boardroom e-mail: to register (by donation) Nov 25

Monthly Meeting

To learn more about JCI Penticton, our upcoming events and all the work we do in our communities, visit: or call Mike Porter at 250.770.8813. 1940 - 2010 Celebrate 70 Years with Penticton Jaycees TM


Junior Chamber International Penticton Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs


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 250-4927036. SPONSORS NEEDED NOW for SOWINS’ seventh annual Share The Spirit Campaign. Hamper sponsors create Christmas hampers or donate cash or items for hampers. People interested in creating a hamper for a family or woman in need can contact Liz at 250-493-4366 ext 102, or e-mail Donations for existing hampers can be dropped off at the SOWINS office on Martin Street or at WINGS Thrift Store on Main Street. Monetary contributions are also welcome. SOAP PLAYERS PRESENT the courtroom drama Twelve Angry Jurors at the Venables Auditorium (SOSS) Oliver. 8 p.m. and tickets $15 adults, $12 seniors/ students at Sundance Video in Oliver, Your Dollar Store with More in Osoyoos or at the door. For more info, call 250-498-3597 or email SOAP@telus. net. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has drop in fun darts at 6:30 p.m. Karaoke by Anita and Pizza by Joseph. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 5-7 p.m. with all proceeds to fundraising and entertainment by Shindigger in their hall at 1197 Main St. All members and guests welcome. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. PDSCL HAS BINGO at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has Patsy Cline tribute artist Judy Rowe back again. This is a dinner and dance, tickets are $15. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KAROKE at 6 p.m. Drink specials. HOOKED ON BOOKS has B.C. author Chris Douglas as he reads and signs his

new book Human: An Operators Manual at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event. 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 Cathy K. Music starting at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. All welcome. Also, Tai Chi Chuan 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. S ENIORS WELLNESS 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.


SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has partner crib at 1 to 3 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Beaver races start at 4 p.m. Music by DJ Ivan at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome to the hall on 1197 Main St. J EWISH L EARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. ANAVETS HAS DINNER at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by After 8 at 6:30 p.m. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. with a stroganoff dinner and music by After Eight. Everyone welcome. Volunteer driver available.

SUNDAY Nov. 14

VEGETARIAN COOKING SCHOOL from 4-7 p.m. in the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church hall. Tantalize your taaste buds with vegetarian clulinary delights and hear about the benefits of being a vegetarian. Preregistration is required, call Connie at 250-496-5966 or email SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Drop-in Centre on South Main St. Call 250-4932111 for more info.



Community Calendar YOUNG FOR OLD — Cadet Mark Anthony, Flight Chief Sam Derksen and Sergeant Michael Romses and other cadets from the 259 Panthers were out doing their part this week, selling poppies to raise money for veterans and the Royal Canadian Legion.

SKAHA FORD would like to welcome ...

Ken Paton

to our winning team! Ken would like everyone to come on down to Skaha Ford and say hello!

Steve Kidd/Western News

CENTER & Metaphysical Society meets at 10:30 a.m. in the South Main Drop-In Centre with guest speaker Sandra Lee speaking on Why Soy Is A Non-Food. Everyone welcome. Phone 250497-8292.

MONDAY Nov. 15

FITNESS FRIENDS EVERY Monday in the hall, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 250-4925400. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. AL-ANON HAS A meeting for friends and family, men’s only, at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250-492-9272 for info. SENIOR ’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to

2:30 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has the Monday dart league at 7:30 p.m. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation (except holidays) from 1 to 2 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. Free to attend. ANAVETS HAS DART and pool leagues at 7 p.m. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF


Music Children’s Choir rehearses Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Leir House. New members welcome. Call the Academy 250-493-7977 for more info. SOCIETY HAS SELWYN Redivo, Qi Gong from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Call 250-4877455 for fee. PUB LEAGUE DARTS at the Penticton Elks Club starts at 7:30 pm.


250-492-3800 TOLL FREE: 1-800-891-4450 D.L. #7808

Elks #51 Penticton will be honouring all Veterans on November 11, 2010


PANEL DOORS PREHUNG DOOR FRAME INSTALLATION PACKAGE Includes door jamb, stop and hinges. Lock-rail drilled for passage set, ready to finish. Reversible for left or right handed swing installation. 2’6” or 2’8” widths. FLUSH PRIMED Ea

Music courtesy of “Legacy” Chili, Bun and Veggies Come join us as we celebrate our heroes


Open 7 Days A Week Non-Members Welcome Mon.-Thurs. 10am - 10pm Fri. & Sat. 10am-12 midnight Sun. 12noon - 8pm

Remember Our Veterans on Nov.11

Premium Interior Primer Latex

Superstick Primer Latex 3.78L

Kelowna Fri Nov 19 8:00pm


Entry forms can be dropped off at Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St Vernon Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave by noon November 15, 2010

Penticton Sat Nov 20 7:30pm Penticton Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre

3/4” BIRCH Prefinished

• Gunstock Oak or Beech patterns • Waterproof core




• 25 year mnfr. warr. • Winnipeg Beech, Barnston Cherry, French Walnut, Saskatoon Maple, Almendro or Teca Plank Sq patterns Ft




Ceiling Paint Flat Latex 3.78L


Sq Ft

Kelowna Community Theatre

3/4” OAK Import Shop


12MM TechniClic • GLUELESS

X-Terminator Primer/Stain Killer



PLYWOOD BUYS! 1/8” OAK Poplar Core




Rosemary Thomson Music Director, Leonard Camplin Conductor Laureate

4’ x 8’ Sheets


343 Ellis St. 250 492-2949

Mike Herriott Trumpet The hits of Doc Severinsen, Harry James, Louis Armstrong and more are front and centre for this dazzling evening of entertainment.



Maintenance free railings. Eliminate the need for painting, with our premium powder coated finish. Off

• Reduces heating and/or cooling costs. • Increases the comfort of your home.



5/8” to 2” 18gauge fasteners

Nail Length: 5/8” – 2”

A great gift idea!




Prices may vary after Nov 20th, 2010 Name Address

Vernon Performing Arts Centre


Concert Sponsor


Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm • Closed Sun City

Postal Code

Would you like to receive information on upcoming Okanagan Symphony events?

❏ Yes ❏ No









Vernon Sun Nov 21 7:00pm



LEGION LADIES ARE holding their monthly pancake breakfast in the Martin Street Legion hall from 8:30 a.m. to noon. $3.50 purchases orange juice, pancakes, ham, sausage and coffee. 50 cents more for strawberries and cream. P ENTICTON G REEN DRINKS ( is moving to the second Sunday of each month from 1-3 p.m., still held at Whole Foods Market, and free organic drinks and snacks are still served. Deb Thorneycroft will be speaking about the newly formed Okanagan Network for the Environment (ONE) Society and its Transition Town project, www.transitionnetwork. org. Everyone welcome. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, GRASS roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-493-5073 for more information. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT Flea Market will be held every Sunday at the Fairview Plaza on 1652 Fairview Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Money raised goes toward the team’s activities and breast cancer awareness. For more info call Shirley at 250-493-6604. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has drop in pool/ darts. Dog races at 2:30 p.m. with an M&M food draw. BC SPCA HAS a flea market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot, weather permitting. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Mystery Draw and at 4 p.m. Lorraine’s chicken wings at 4 to 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. C ELEBRATION T HE

Proud supporters of the Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College




City finalizes sale for portion of KVR land BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Penticton council voted 4-3 last week to finalize the sale of a small portion of land that was once part of the Kettle Valley Railway for $21,500. For several years, the 0.14 acres of land, located just south of 1245 Riddle Rd., had been

rented to neighbouring residents for $250 a year to provide vehicular access to their property, according to city clerk Cathy Ingram. “The access was developed prior to the city acquiring the KVR in the 1990s,” said Ingram. “The city lands on the KVR have been fenced and been inaccessible to the public for many years. The area being used by the adjacent property owner is quite small and disposition of the

land will still allow public access to the KVR.” Councillors Garry Litke and Mike Pearce, along with Mayor Dan Ashton, voted against the deal. All three said they opposed the sale of the lot because it was part of the KVR, arguing that just because the land has no identifiable purpose now, does not mean that in the future the city will not find a beneficial use for it.

“I have done my darndest,” said Ashton, “as chair of the regional district but also as mayor of the City of Penticton and a councillor for a long time to preserve (the KVR) corridors. “So, with the utmost respect for the applicant, yes it is a small portion and yes the applicant has other access availabilities with a little bit of expenditure. My points are set in stone: we should be keeping these lands for perpetuity.”

Nominate a Small Business, Get Votes, and WIN!

Benefits to entering: ✓ Gain online exposure for your business ✓ Access new potential clients ✓ A chance to WIN local, provincial and national recognition as one of ‘BC’s Best Small Businesses’!

Presented by: In Partnership with:

You are invited to the

3HQWLFWRQ&DPSXV3URJUDP2SHQ+RXVH for students, parents and adult learners Learn about programs and student services offered at Okanagan College. November 16, 2010 at 5 - 8 p.m. Penticton Campus: 583 Duncan Avenue West Enter to win a $500 tuition voucher Apply to Okanagan College at our open house and the $30 application fee will be waived.

Have you considered going back to school but don’t know where to start?

For more information about any of these events contact Jake Mason at or 250-492-4305 ext. 3205 SHUSWAP REVELSTOKE • NORTH OKANAGAN CENTRAL OKANAGAN • SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN

OCRTP 18752

Attend our Adult Information session where you can learn more about course and program options, how to apply, and receive information on scholarships, bursaries and financial aid. Penticton campus, November 16, 2010, 7 p.m., Rm. PL109 Register for this event at:

Steve Kidd/Western News

SNAKE CHARMER — With the help of Mike the Reptile Guy, three-yearold Deagan Ross gets to handle a pastel boa snake for the first time. Mike Hopcraft staged a two-day rally at Cherry Lane shopping centre this weekend to raise awareness about the work he does with abandoned reptiles and the need for government funding to continue his rescue and education programs.



United Way - South Okanagan Similkameen


ICBC employees give to support lasting change by focusing on children, vulnerable adults and seniors. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. ICBC staff gives to United Way through their workplace campaign.

Call United Way at 250-492-2842 to start your own LIVE UNITED campaign.




You Deserve A Break!

Work scheduled for Highway 3 Western News Staff

Mark Brett/Western News

Bone as Bill Bowen watches the proceedings at their station in Cherry Lane shopping centre last weekend. The sales of the traditional pin are in support of veterans-related programs.

3 Course Dinner for only


to inquire or order call toll free

BETTER MEALS Serving Our Communities Since 1993


Visit the Okanagan’s premier lighting and bath showroom to view the beautiful selections from our Fall Style Guide. We care about the environment. View our yer online at 240 Industrial Avenue East, Penticton 250-492-2000




C> B=




97/A=@3<B=:F E/A

97/@7=  97/ @7=# =E<7B4@=; =E<7B 4@=;

&#  Â&#x2014;





;=<B6A 2=E< >/G;3<B


=TTS`W\QZcRSa( ]\"## 2SZWdS`g2SabW\ObW]\

MPG  HWY: 5.8L/100KM (49 MPG) CITY: 7.1L/100KM (40 MPG)






 HWY: 7.4L/100KM (38 MPG) CITY: 10.6L/100KM (27 MPG)








=TTS`W\QZcRSa( 2SZWdS`g2SabW\ObW]\$#





E7<A C> B=



C> B=

















WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;VE GOT YOU COVERED.





C> B=


&!  Â&#x2014;







A>@7<5 3F:CFC@G;=23:A6=E<



;=<B6A 2=E< >/G;3<B

=TTS`W\QZcRSa( 2SZWdS`g2SabW\ObW]\"##

5.8L/100KM 8L/100KM (49 MPG)  HWY: 5 CITY: 7.1L/100KM (40 MPG)
















C> B=


HWY: 6.9L/100KM (41 MPG) CITY: 10L/100KM (28 MPG)

PENTICTON KIA 250-276-1200 550 Duncan Avenue W. Penticton, BC


*minimum order applies VAC Health IdentiďŹ cation Cards accepted

Since 2001, the province has invested a total of more than $1.4 billion in road and bridge improvement projects in the Thompson Okanagan region.

Highway 3 design improvements in Keremeos are underway to improve the mobility of semi-trailer trucks and ensure the safety of pedestrians. Construction is planned to begin next spring at the corner of Highway 3 and 7th Street in Keremeos. This will include reconstructing the corner, relocation of utilities and changes to the pedestrian walking area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to redesign this intersection to ensure maximum safety and flow of traffic,â&#x20AC;? said Boundary Similkameen MLA John Slater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Keremeos came forward to express their concerns about this particular intersection, the Ministry of Transportation took action and committed to a redesign.â&#x20AC;?

LEST WE FORGET â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Richard Clements pins a poppy on the lapel of Norm

Home Delivered Meals

We can all drive change. Visit D.L. #30911



Dr. Cary Yurkiw Chiropractor Now Accepting New Patients

1993 graduate d off the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

318 Main Street • Penticton • 250-276-9485



Armin Meile of Osoyoos adjusts one of the lights on this wooden traditional piece he built and was offering for sale at the Santa Presents Craft Fair at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre Sunday. A wide range of products were available for purchase at the annual event. Mark Brett/Western News

Bulk Sale November 11 - 13

It’s the kick off to Christmas baking time. Stock up on candied fruits, mincemeat, flour, molasses, and so much more

Bulk Foods





Economic garden begins to take root Western News Staff

The first stage of the economic gardening program launched by Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen


Skaha Ford is pleased to congratulate...


Enter to Win 1 of 4 Gift Baskets! SnowCap

Westpoint Distributors

1770 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, BC 250-493-2855 •

has begun. The program will conduct a market assessment of the organic farming industry for farmers who are looking to expand their markets


on achieving the top sales performance for the month of OCTOBER 2010. Are you ready for that next new or used vehicle? Call on Joe for top quality customer service.


250-492-3800 • TOLL FREE: 1-800-891-4450 • D.L. #7808

and grow their business. Geographic Information System technology will be used to gather and analyze data that can be used to develop market strategies. “The project’s goal is to provide competitor intelligence and industry trends to help small businesses in the region improve their market strategies, expand their products, increase their revenue and create jobs. The project will also include business visitations that will assess other barriers for growth and connect businesses to resources,” said Community Futures manager Mary Ellen Heidt. The program, running until December 2011, has a budget of $183,000 and will work closely with pro-

1.888.440.4480 *The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is for a loan of $10,000 with monthly payments and a 5-year amortization, assuming no fees apply. If fees and/or charges apply, the total Cost of Credit and APR would increase. Based on a fully insured loan. Rate subject to change without notice and some conditions may apply. Offer available for a limited time and OAC. See branch for complete details.

personal banking | investment advice | insurance | business banking

ject partners including the Certified Organic Associations of B.C., the five chambers of commerce in the region, the economic development officers and Okanagan College. Over the 20 months the project is running, milestones will be charted such as the exploration of new markets, the development of new products and services, the expansion of businesses and the creation of jobs. “Our project managers will survey businesses, meet directly with dozens of business owners and managers, pilot-test exciting new technology data tools, and will tailor these tools for use by businesses across our region,” said board chair Linda Larson. Information sessions for organic producers are being held throughout the South Okanagan. The information can help business owners improve decisions about expansions, understand changes in consumer behaviour and the market, and explore expansion opportunities. Sessions are scheduled for Nov. 17 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Penticton Chamber of Commerce boardroom at 553 Railway St., Nov. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cawston Community Hall at 2119 Main St., and Nov. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Oliver Council Chambers at 35041 99th St.




TEAM CANADA WEST # 1 31 3 4 5 6 7 11 20 9 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26

Player Jameson Shortreed Matthew Krahn Nolan Kaiser Sam Jardine Craig Bokenfohr Ben Gallacher Rhett Holland Joey Laleggia Sean Flanagan Travis St. Denis Reed Linaker John Lidgett Madison Dias Ryan Marshall Clarke Breitkreuz Grayson Downing Dylan Walchuk Drew George Sam Mellor Brendan O’Donnell Mitchell VanTeeling Mark MacMillan

Pos G G D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F R F F F

Ht 6’4 6’1 6’0 6’0.75 6’3 5’11 6’1.5 5’9 5’11.25 5’6.75 5’9.75 5’7.75 5’11.75 5’8.25 6’0 6’0 5’8 5’11 5’9.25 5’11.25 6’0.25 5’11.75

Wt 194 200 185 187 186 183 210 182 157 157 157 163 172 169 177 180 163 162 172 195 174 157

TEAM CANADA EAST # 1 31 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

TEAM SWEDEN # 1 30 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Player Tim Harrysson Jonas Gunnarsson Linus Hultstrom Eddie Larsson Rasmus Edstrom Linus Rotbakken Viktor Ronnback Joakim Ryan Mattias Backman Mattias Granlund Sebastian Dyk Daniel Mannberg Alexander Lagerstrom Filip Gunnarsson Pontus Netterberg Joakim Nordstrom Christian Nyman Erik Thorell Jesper Olofsson Sebastian Ottosson Oscar Persson Pathrik Vesterholm

Pos G G D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F F F

Ht 5’11 6’1 5’10 6’1 5’11 5’10 6’0 5’11 6’2 5’11 6’0 5’9 5’11 5’11 6’2 6’2 5’9 5’10 5’11 5’10 5’11 5’11

Wt 179 203 177 199 170 172 183 185 170 183 187 166 177 183 199 177 179 181 172 183 170 185

Player Justin Gilbert Jordan Ruby Luke Juha Tyler McCarthy Matt Chiarantano Brennan Serville Tyson Wilson Alexandre Tardif Phil Hampton Scott Wilson Tyson Spink Zach Hyman Tylor Spink Evan Rodrigues Matthew Peca Jesse Beamish Mitch Zion Maxime Dumond Nick Huard Kyle Baun Robert Polesello Jason Lacroix

Pos G G D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F F F

Ht 5’9.5 6’1.25 5’10.5 6’3.25 5’8.75 6’3 6’0 5’11.5 5’10 5’10.75 5’9 6’0.5 5’8.75 5’9.75 5’9 6’2 5’9.75 5’11.5 5’9.5 6’1 5’7 6’1

Wt 161 189 180 195 201 175 175 181 180 166 180 200 173 168 166 180 177 191 184 195 160 194

TEAM RUSSIA # 1 20 2 3 5 7 9 23 24 27 8 11 12 15 16 17 19 22 25 26 28 29

Player Pos Denis Perevozchikov G Oleg Dyatlov G Gennady Sabinin D Alexey Vasilevskiy D Vitaly Demakov D Konstantin Vorshev D Nikita Nesterov D Albert Yarullin D Anton Saveliev D Evgeny Palenga D Dmitry Mikhailov F Roman Konkov F Anton Ivanyuzhenkov F Alexey Shamin F Nikita Kucherov F Maxim Shalunov F Sergey Abramov F Dmitry Arkhipov F Mikhail Grigorenko F Sergey Smurov F Vladimir Tkachev F Alexey Shubin F

TEAM SWITZERLAND # 20 30 3 5 6 7 14 19 27 9 10 11 13 16 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 28

Player Remo Giovannini Lukas Meili Samuel Erni Romain Loeffel Nicholas Steiner Luca Camperchioli Dean Kukan Patrick Zubler Samuel Guerra Reto Schappi Tristan Scherwey Gaetan Haas Gregory Hofmann Inti Pestoni Manuel Holenstein Ryan McGregor Raphael Kuonen Benjamin Neukom Matthias Rossi Joel Reymondin Joel Vermin Yannick Herren

Pos G G D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F F F

Ht 6’2 5’9 5’9 5’10 5’11 6’1 6’1 6’1 6’0 6’4 5’9 5’11 5’11 5’8 5’6 5’9 6’1 5’11 6’1 6’1 5’10 5’11

Wt 201 158 165 178 194 198 180 176 183 202 167 167 154 169 143 156 198 186 224 165 167 191


Ht 6’0 6’2 6’1 5’10 6’5 6’0 6’0 6’0 6’4 6’4 5’11 5’10 5’10 5’10 5’10 6’3 6’2 6’3 6’2 5’11 6’0 5’10

Wt 168 207 190 203 190 181 183 194 196 199 175 177 192 174 148 183 190 199 192 170 175 155

TEAM USA # 1 30 2 4 5 6 7 21 22 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24

Player Zane Gothberg Casey DeSmith Scott Mayfield Aaron Harstad Sam Windle Brian Cooper Jordan Schmaltz Nick Mattson Tommy Fallen Max Gaede Cason Hohmann Garrett Allen Robert Francis Sam Warning Jimmy Mullin Max McCormick Mike Parks Colten St. Clair Ryan Dzingel Caleb Herbert Seth Ambroz Austin Czarnik

Pos G G D D D D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F F F

Ht 6’1 6’0 6’4 6’2 6’4 5’9 6’2 6’1 5’9 6’2 5’8 5’11 5’8 5’9 5’10 5’11 5’11 5’11 6’0 5’11 6’2 5’8

Wt 190 174 198 199 200 180 175 185 170 191 160 161 154 179 160 174 192 190 185 185 211 140




Sports Editor: Emanuel Sequeira • Phone: 492-3636 ext. 224 • E-mail:

Vees players shine on national stage KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Playing hockey in front of his hometown crowd wearing the maple leaf on his chest, Penticton’s Mark MacMillan is living out a dream. The only thing that could be better is getting a win in that jersey. Sparked by the crowd’s energy, MacMillan tried for just that on Monday night in Canada West’s opening game against Switzerland at the World Junior A Challenge. Unfortunately a late delay of game penalty left the team shorthanded in overtime and the Swiss capitalized to win the game 5-4. Canada West does earn one point for the overtime loss. MacMillan’s two-goal effort grabbed the spotlight in the third period, earning him player of the game honours. His pair of goals cut the Swiss teams lead and energized the rest of the Canada West squad to bring the game to a 4-4 draw by the end of the third period. The forward, who plays for the Penticton Vees, credits a bit of that spark to the fans. “The fans were great there tonight and that always helps. Having the support of your hometown, or I guess your country in this case, and wearing that maple leaf with everyone in the crowd wearing it too is a pretty special moment,” said MacMillan. “With all the noise they make it definitely makes things exciting and in that comeback in the third they were getting louder and louder with each shift. It just makes it that much easier to play with energy with their energy behind us.” MacMillan is listed on the International Scouting Service players to watch on the Canada West team. The 2010 NHL draftee (Montreal 113th) is listed as a gifted playmaker, having tremendous vision, a high-level passer, smooth skater and uses his linemates well. MacMillan generated plenty of scoring chances, like his high-flying dash to the net in the first period against the Swiss and his constant pressure around the net throughout Monday’s losing effort. Something the fans at the South

Okanagan Events Centre definitely took notice of as they were whipped into a frenzy when his name was announced after scoring goals late in the game. Playing in the international tournament in your team’s hometown also has perks for the rest of the Penticton Vees contingent, a pair of fans jumped to the glass each time Joey Laleggia took to the ice waving their handmade “we love our Italian stallion” and “#11 on the ice #1 on our hearts” posters. This is the second showing for Laleggia in the tournament, he was on the silver medal winning Canada West squad in 2009, and he remembers taking a first game loss last year too. Seeing a positive third period from the team makes him just that much more hungry to meet Russia on Wednesday. “Because we took such a step in that third period it’s not as bad as it could have been. A loss is a loss but we did come out with one point ... We will be fine as you saw in that third period we were a completely different hockey team than we have been and we are just going to build on that,” said Laleggia Penticton Vees forward Brendan O’Donnell also made a splash at Monday’s game, assisting on the tying goal that sent the teams into overtime. Madison Dias, who was born in Penticton and plays for the Victoria Salsa, also put in solid shifts for Canada West blocking shots. Canada West had a day off on Tuesday and spent the afternoon bonding while learning how to curl at the Penticton Curling Club as they countdown to today’s 7:30 p.m. matchup against Russia, a team that scouts predict will have a number of top NHL draftees next year. Of those, Mikhail Grigorenko has been compared to Evgeni Malkin.

Mark BrettWestern News

CANADA WEST FORWARD Mark MacMillan (Penticton Vees) celebrates one of two goals he scored in a 5-4 overtime loss to Switzerland on Monday. Brendan O'Donnell (below left) from the Penticton Vees muscles in on Swiss player Nicholas Steiner. Mikayla King (below right) was one of the many proud Canada West supporters at Monday's game which had an estimated 2,200 spectators.

Ice chips: Canada East bowed to the defending WJAC champions Team USA on Monday 6-1 then played Sweden on Tuesday after press deadline. Quarterfinal action starts Thursday, for results visit or

Nufloors area rugs. Nufloors, exquisite area rug collection is inspired by the colours and patterns of natural beauty. p y Bring home the spirit of timeless quality. Win Wner


ofB theEST ofth the So BofEtheST Suo Okan uS thuth Okag anan ago an Ok anag an

2007 200


2008 2009 2009

101-1397 Fairview Rd., Penticton





Get local headlines delivered to you. Penticton Western-News is on Facebook.

960 Railway St., Penticton Ph: 250-492-3576

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Ethan McClusky is a Grade 11 student-athlete at Penticton Secondary. He is the captain of the senior boys volleyball team that has shown they can compete with the top teams in the province. McClusky is a talented setter and his coach said he has post-secondary potential. The Grade 11 player hopes to lead his team to a top-10 placing in provincials. They are heading to Valley championships Nov. 20.


Mark Brett/Western News

EYE ON THE PRIZE — Penticton Vees tier 3 bantam goalie Charles Nicholas prepares to block this scoring attempt by a Revelstoke forward during minor hockey action last weekend at Memorial Arena. Revelstoke won the game 6-3.

Vees add grit and leadership to roster The Penticton Vees announced the addition of Paul Bezzo to the team. Bezzo is a 20-year-old defender who has played nearly 200 games over three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. “Bezzo plays a physical style of hockey, and his experience and leadership abilities are a welcome addition to our hockey club,” said Vees head coach and GM Fred Harbinson.

“We’re excited about adding Paul to an already strong group on defence.” Bezzo was scheduled to arrive in Penticton last weekend, to prepare for his first action of the 2010-2011 season. To make room for Bezzo, Lane Werbowski has been sent to the Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League — close to his hometown of Winnipeg. The Vees

received future considerations for the rights to Werbowski. Next action for the Vees comes on Saturday when the club heads to Trail for their second straight game with the Smoke Eaters. The Vees are third in the Interior Conference, two games back of the first place Smoke Eaters and second place Vernon Vipers.

IN BRIEF past the goaltender.

Orange Flyers beat Ice Dragons

In novice/atom girls hockey the Orange Flyers came up with a 6-3 win over the Ice Dragons on Sunday. L i n d s a y Fotheringham made


LeFranc nets hattrick for Rascals

Ben LeFranc’s hattrick led the novice hockey Red Rascals to a 9-4 victory over the Ice Knights on Sunday. Other goals for the Red Rascals included a pair for Richter Heintz and Trent Ashby. Singles were potted by Ethan O’Rourke and Nolan Martin. For the Ice Knights, brothers Chris and Jacob Schulting each put two




960 Railway St., Penticton 250-492-3576

HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 8:00pm Saturday 8:30am - 6:30pm Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

her mark first on the scoresheet as the Ice Dragons took the lead. The Orange Flyers rallied though to take the win. Other goalscorers for the Ice Dragons included Andi Main and Stephanie Lagrange. In net for the Ice Dragons was Natalie Tremblay.











00 $





The PSS Grade 10 boy’s volleyball team keeps getting better and better and is on track for being at the top of their game for the Valley finals in Kamloops, Nov. 19. The boys have placed first in their league and this past weekend had a strong showing, finishing third in the Okanagan Mission Top Dog Invitational Tournament. Along with George Elliott and Revelstoke, the top three teams were outstanding with play going into the fifth game each match to determine the winners. Two Pen High players took top honours in the skills competition portion of the tournament: Wes Van Camp for setting and Jean-Luc Chetner for passing.

Lucas Hooper was named top team player for the tournament by his teammates for his daunting efforts in the middle hitter/blocker position. Coaches Myron Dueck, Victoria Hocking and Carson Berry are feeling confident the team has the ability to secure a provincial playoff berth.


ANDREA YEO & Last Weeks Winners are... CAMERON LYNKA


Boys v-ball on track for Valley’s

We have everything you need to LIGHT UP your Christmas!


First Choice (Falcons) ...............................27 Kettle Valley Station (Saints) ....................34 Penticton Toyota (Bears) ...........................22 Westech (New York Jets)...........................23 Fehlings (Ravens) .....................................26 James Gang (Browns)................................34 Penticton KIA (Chargers) ..........................29 Parkers (Vikings) ......................................27 Parkers (New York Giants) ........................41 Penticton Toyota (Raiders) ........................23 A&K Grimm (Eagles).................................26 Penticton Toyota (Packers) ........................45 Fehlings (Steelers) ....................................27

vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs vs

Penticton Western (Buccaneers) ...............21 Copper Mug (Panthers) ...............................3 Skaha Ford (Bills) ....................................19 Penticton Western (Lions) ........................20 Big Jay (Dolphins)....................................10 Skaha Ford (Patriots) ...............................14 Westech (Texans) .....................................23 Penticton Toyota (Cardinals) ....................24 Roy's Hardwood (Seahawks) .......................7 Pacific Rim (Chiefs) .................................20 Skaha Ford (Colts) ...................................24 Parkers (Cowboys) .....................................7 Subcity Donair (Bengals) ..........................21




Check out the Western News online at

ATTN: EVENT PLANNERS Do you have a Special Event planned in 2011? If you would like it included on the Penticton Western News 2011 Desk Calendar, submit your information by November 15th to...




Life Drew awaits his walk in space from DELAYED page 2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to Alvin last night for quite a while and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually doing really good,â&#x20AC;? she said earlier this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy they made the call and it gave him a lot of confidence in the people, making the right calls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I do think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re (crew) a little tired because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re prepped to go and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down again.â&#x20AC;? But she agreed â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in spite of all the pressure to launch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the proper decision was made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad they came to their senses and stepped back and made the right choice because between those two things that could easily been catastrophic. As well as the hydrogen leak, technicians also found a 20-inch crack on a piece of foam on the external tank. Following Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision, the crew members returned immediately to NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houston centre to continue training for their mission. For mission specialist Drew that will mean some pool time to practise for his two planned space walks to do some work on the outside of the International Space Station. Although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been his dream to have the opportunity to do a space walk, he admits it will be a little intimidating, especially at first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked a lot to astronauts who have gone up and done this

Photo submitted

PATRICIA TRIBE of Penticton and Discovery space shuttle crew member Alvin Drew pose for a picture on the launch tower during a family tour of the facility several days prior to one of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lift-off dates.

before and the first few seconds when you open the hatch â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the hatch itself points straight down at the Earth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and so getting out there, even though youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re weightless, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to convince a part of your body that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to go plummeting to Earth when you go out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a

very long ways down.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, Tribe is already scheduling her next flight to Houston and then Florida for the scheduled night launch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what happens. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of those things you have no control over, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just cross our fingers,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Contest supports charitable causes BINGO




Voting has already begun, and a couple of South Okanagan organizations are in the running for a $25,000 cash donation. Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Restaurants, in celebra-

tion of their 25th anniversary, will be donating $25,000 to a lucky charity. Worthy charities from around the country have been nominated to win, with local organiz-

ations Agur Lake Camp and Get Bent Active Arts in the running. The charity that can garner the most votes via an online voting system will win the cash prize. The contest runs


23(1'$,/< WADE AVE W






BINGO PLAY 12-3pm & 6:15-9:30pm Fri, Sat - Extra Sessions 3-6pm & 9:30-11:15pm COASTERS 11:30am-8:30pm




Penticton First Baptist Church

A F IR T F A R C 4th ANNUAL AKE & TAKeE entire family! M th A grea r o f t t Presents...

fun ďŹ lled even

Saturday, November 13, 12pm to 4pm 1498 Government Street Create you own Christmas cards, gift bags, Christmas decorations, woodworking projects, ďŹ&#x201A;oral centerpieces... plus much much more! Huge Bake Sale and Christmas Appetizers! Great event for the entire family. Admission free but donations are welcome.

until Nov. 30. Agur Lake Camp Society, an organization that provides a barrierfree wilderness experience for people with special needs, and Get Bent Active Arts, supporting youth development through art workshops, performance touring and scholarships, are both seeking support from area residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both of these charities are worthwhile causes and, although our restaurant does not support one over another, we are determined to bring this $25,000 to Penticton and we need the community to support us,â&#x20AC;? said Dan Adam, owner of the Penticton Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They say charity begins at home, and we hope that Penticton will support these groups by going online and voting.â&#x20AC;? To vote for the charity of your choice, go to



BU_U` BMZO[abQ^ @[a^U_Y BMZO[abQ^ UZbU`Q_ e[a `[ PU_O[bQ^ BMZO[abQ^ยฟ_ `TQM`^UOMX QbQZ`_


5`ยฟ_ QM_e `[ \XMZ M BMZO[abQ^

SQ`McMe cU`T e[a^ OT[UOQ [R Ma`aYZ T[`QX [RRQ^_



2>;9 ##

BMZO[abQ^ -]aM^UaY

/[M_` <XMfM 4[`QX  ?aU`Q_

/[YR[^` 5ZZ 0[cZ`[cZ BMZO[abQ^

2MU^Y[Z` 4[`QX BMZO[abQ^


2MU^Y[Z` BMZO[abQ^ -U^\[^`

2MU^Y[Z` CM`Q^R^[Z`

2[a^ ?QM_[Z_ 4[`QX

3Q[^SUMZ /[a^` 4[`QX


4UX`[Z BMZO[abQ^ 9Q`^[`[cZ


5ZZ M` @TQ =aMe

9M^^U[`` <UZZMOXQ 0[cZ`[cZ 4[`QX

9[PM 4[`QX

:[^`T BMZO[abQ^ 4[`QX


<XMfM ! 4[`QX

>MPU__[Z 4[`QX BMZO[abQ^ -U^\[^`

>MYMPM 5ZZ  ?aU`Q_ 0[cZ`[cZ BMZO[abQ^


>[_QXXQZ ?aU`Q_ M` ?`MZXQe <M^W


?` >QSU_ 4[`QX

?a``[Z <XMOQ






















%  % 


/[YQ RMOQ `[ RUZ cU`T [bQ^ # OM\`UbM`UZS O^QM`a^Q_



 NQXaSM cTMXQ _T[c_ _QM [``Q^ RQQP_ _TM^W PUbQ_


-YMf[Z 3MXXQ^e 5YYQ^_Q e[a^_QXR UZ [a^ 0 1d\Q^UQZOQ



/M\UXMZ[ ?a_\QZ_U[Z .^UPSQ 9MWQ e[a^ cMe MO^[__ `TQ _cMeUZS _a_\QZ_U[Z

N^UPSQ cTUOT _`^Q`OTQ_ # YQ`^Q_  ! RQQ`

MO^[__ /M\UXMZ[ >UbQ^ # YQ`^Q_  RQQ` NQX[c



R[^Q_`_ bUM M _Q^UQ_ [R QXQbM`QP _a_\QZ_U[Z N^UPSQ_

[Z @^QQ`[\_ -PbQZ`a^Q 7UP_  ^Q_QM^OT `TQ XURQ [R

M CQ_` /[M_` ^MUZR[^Q_` MZP NQO[YQ M >MUZR[^Q_`


BMZO[abQ^ 8[[W[a` >UPQ `TQ SXM__ QXQbM`[^ `[ `TQ `[\ [R BMZO[abQ^

8[[W[a` ยป X[OM`QP UZ `TQ P[cZ`[cZ 4M^N[a^ /QZ`^Q

ยป cTUOT M` M TQUST` [R  YQ`^Q_   RQQ` U_

`TQ \Q^RQO` \XMOQ `[ _a^bQe `TQ OU`e MZP \XMZ ยป [^

^QRXQO` a\[Z ยป e[a^ PMe

E[aยฟXX _QQ `TQ :[^`T ?T[^Q

9[aZ`MUZ_ยณMZP YMeNQ MXX `TQ cMe `[ BMZO[abQ^ 5_XMZP

3^[a_Q 9[aZ`MUZ -PbQZ`a^Q McMU`_

Va_` ! YUZa`Q_ R^[Y P[cZ`[cZ

BMZO[abQ^ CU`T X[`_ [R PURRQ^QZ` `TUZS_ `[ P[ eQM^

^[aZP cQ TMbQ _[YQ`TUZS R[^ QbQ^e[ZQ

/[YQ a\



CUZP cU`T "[ bUQc_ R^[Y `TQ bUQc<;0 6[UZ a_

R[^ `TQ <QMW [R /T^U_`YM_ R^[Y :[b #  0QO  `T






[^ _TUZQ 9[Z`TXe M^` QdTUNU`_ UZ 4MXX [R ;ZQ 4aZP^QP

>UbQ^_ ;ZQ [R M WUZP RUZP_ UZ [a^ 1UST` @^QM_a^Q_

?T[\ /[Y\XUYQZ`M^e `[a^_ MZP T[` /TUZQ_Q @QM

eQM^ ^[aZP

BMZO[abQ^ -^` 3MXXQ^e


BMZO[abQ^ยฟ_ `[\ OaX`a^MX Qd\Q^UQZOQ UZ M _`aZZUZS


c[^XPOXM__ QdTUNU`U[Z_ R^[Y TU_`[^UO YM_`Q^_ `[




>[NQ^` -PMY_&

@TQ <XMOQ CQ 8UbQ - >Q`^[_\QO`UbQ

?QXQO`U[Z [R <T[`[S^M\T_ 5Z 0UMX[SaQ cU`T /M^^ 

0[aSXM_ /[a\XMZP 1bMZ 8QQ 8Uf 9MS[^ 9M^UMZZQ

:UO[X_[Z MZP 1bQ^e`TUZS 1bQ^ePMe

?OUQZOQ C[^XP 2[^ M XUYU`QP `UYQ [ZXe ยบ NQ _a^Q `[ OTQOW [a` 0^ 3aZ`TQ^ b[Z 4MSQZ_ยฟ c[^XPRMY[a_ QdTUNU`U[Z ยบ

.[Pe C[^XP_  @TQ .^MUZ ยบ UZ ?OUQZOQ C[^XP M` @QXa_





/TQOW [a` ccc_OUQZOQc[^XPOM R[^


.[[W e[a^ RMXX T[`QX _\QOUMX MZP \XMZ e[a^ MO`UbU`UQ_ [Z `[a^U_YbMZO[abQ^O[YbU_U` [^ OMXX $##$"## -XX ^M`Q_ M^Q R[^ `TQ Oa^^QZ` Y[Z`T M^Q \Q^ ^[[Y \Q^ ZUST` NM_QP [Z P[aNXQ [OOa\MZOe MZP _aNVQO` `[ MbMUXMNUXU`e >M`Q_ MZP <MOWMSQ_ _aNVQO` `[ OTMZSQ


Life t

ro r a P g Barkin

The case for a national park T


MINORU ONE NIGHT STAND Fri.., November 12th @ 9:45 pm PAPA WHEELY Thurs., November 11th @ 9:30 pm KINSHIP Sat., November 13th @ 9:45 pm Wed., November 10th @ 10:30 pm


Brrrrrrrrrr ... it’s shaping up to be a chilly winter in B.C. The region is heading into a La Niña year that could create the worst winter weather since 1955, according to some experts, and the Farmers’ Almanac is also calling for a cooler winter with above-average snowfall.


that is predicted. He looked at all La Niña winters since 1950, and says since then, there have been 18 La Niña winters

locally. Of those 18, 13 winters were colder than average and five winters were warmer than average. “That tells you that

there are no guarantees, but it also tells you that for every warmer-than-average winter, there were three colder winters,” he says. Twelve of those 18 winters were snowier than normal, but six were not.

his month I want to continue the discussion of the benefits of having a national park established in the South Okanagan Similkameen. It doesn’t really matter in some ways whether global warming (better called global climate change) is caused by man’s activities or whether it is solely a natural phenomenon, the fact is that the climate is not the same as it was 50 years ago and certainly is different from what it was 1,000 years ago. The climate does seem to be warming, and as it does, plants and animals are going to have to adapt to the changes. Most species do so at least in part And in the past five La Niña winters, three were warmer, one was normal, and one was a little cooler, Phillips says. “It may not necessarily be the winter from hell, but likely, we’ll have more winter than we had last year.”

Caution: Bad winter ahead! Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips says it can be difficult to accurately predict a seasonal forecast, but notes La Niña years are usually cooler, frostier and snowier. “It really comes down to which way the winds are blowing,” Phillips says. “This year, the ugly sister of El Niño – La Niña – is expected. (La Niña winters) typically give us more arctic air than Pacific air ... our outlook shows the flavour for this winter is colder than normal through the province.” Phillips notes that when El Niño and La Niña are involved, it increases the chances of getting the weather

Prepare today with a BCAA Membership! A dead battery or locking your keys in the car can become potentially dangerous when the weather turns nasty. And with all the talk of a harsh winter on the way, it’s time to think about a BCAA Membership to protect the ones you love. With BCAA’s legendary Road Assist service, you can be certain that help is never far away.

For details call 310-2345, click on or visit your nearest BCAA office.


by moving to new areas — animals do so rather rapidly whereas plants do so over tens or hundreds of years. However, in order to move to a new area, both plants and animals need connectivity of suitable areas in which to live. That is their old habitat needs to be at least partially connected to their new habitat. The Okanagan Valley is an extremely important corridor connecting the vast dry grasslands of the U.S. Great Basin to the interior dry grasslands of southcentral B.C. As global warming continues it will be extremely important to keep the Okanagan corridor open for species following the expanding grasslands to the north. A national park will help preserve the few remaining grasslands here and ensure this critical corridor stays open. National parks, however, do much more than preserve habitat. Most of the national parks I’ve visited across Canada do a fantastic job of interpreting our heritage. Whether it be the past importance of codfishing in Newfoundland, the history of cattle ranching and agriculture in the Prairie provinces, or the First Nations traditional way of life all across our country, Parks Canada helps us to understand and keep alive the importance our past. A significant feature of a local national park would be interpretative centres and programs looking at the history of our wonderful valleys — First Nations, mining, fur trading and cattle ranching all played a significant role in the history of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, and right now there are few interpretive attractions to help residents and visitors understand this history. Opponents of the proposed park argue that much of the land that would be included in the park is already protected under BC Parks or by other means. That is misleading at best. While the Land Resource Management Plan wisely set aside some of the land as “protected

areas” these areas do not have protection in legislation, but even more importantly BC Parks is so under-funded that there is no one to enforce the rules. A national park of the size envisioned in our area would probably have on the order of seven to 10 full time rangers, perhaps even more during the summer months. To put this number in perspective B.C. (provincewide) has just 10 fulltime equivalent park ranger positions year round. There is one ranger for every 1.3 million hectares (or about 3.25 million acres) of park land. That’s an area about equal to 35 per cent of Vancouver Island. Can you imagine effectively patrolling one-third of Vancouver Island by yourself? So much damage was being done by “mud-boggers” around lakes in the “protected areas” of the South Okanagan two years ago that the provincial government had to build substantial fences to protect the “protected areas”. A national park would also be very good for the local economies of the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys. A government study released in 2001 showed that for every $1 spent by the B.C. government on parks and protected areas, more than $10 is returned to local economies through visitor expenditures. A U.S. government study released in 2006 showed that wildlife watching in the U.S. is a huge economic generator, with more than one million jobs and more than $120 billion in industry output associated with wildlife watching. A South Okanagan Similkameen national park would be a natural (pun intended) tiein to the valleys’ existing wine and tourism industries. The South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club meets each month on the fourth Thursday of the month. On Nov. 25 our speaker will be Russell Cannings of Penticton. Russell has just this fall set a new B.C. record for most bird species seen in the province in one year. Meetings are held in the basement hall of the Penticton United Church on Main Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Robert Handfield is the past-president of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club.



Travel Resort has a vision to be sustainable The mysterious island jewel of Tetiaroa, meaning â&#x20AC;&#x153;who stands apartâ&#x20AC;? in Tahitian, is probably most famously known for its now deceased, legendary owner, the charismatic Hollywood actor Marlon Brando. It is surrounded by a protective coral reef with no opening to the sea, keeping the water of the lagoon warmer than anywhere else and thus creating one of the richest marine life habitats in the world. In 1965, Brando fell in love with the pristine atoll while shooting the film Mutiny on the Bounty. He decided to purchase the atoll for a 99-year lease, build a small runway and a hotel with 13 bungalows exclusively for guests. Being an advocate of protecting the environment, Brando conserved the original appeal of this magnificent and peaceful atoll which consists of 12 small islets with poetic names like shimmering sand, still hand and travellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friend, is in itself a world apart. Today, Tetiaroa is pristine and untouched, having resisted tourism and development due to its private and exclusive owner-

ship status over the years. This enchanted atoll is also known for being home to one of Tahitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only protected bird sanctuaries as well as an intact and healthy environment. The only hotel that ever operated on the island was owned by Brando and was shut down shortly after his death. The hotel, known as Hotel Tetiaroa Village, was an exclusive place offering rather basic amenities at upscale prices. Its 13 thatched-roof bungalows were most sought after by wealthy honeymooners and newlyweds. Today, an eco-friendly hotel project in homage to Brando is in the works â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Brando. This was Brandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision to create a project, which will resonate with visitors and also foster opportunities for guests to get to know both the place, the environment and the people of French Polynesia. The Brando will feature 47 deluxe bungalow villas (each with private plunge pools), a spa, fitness centre, community pool as well as various island activities including scuba diving and archaeological tours of royal

Okanagan Falls, BC â&#x20AC;˘ (Registered as Pine Winds B&B - A Home for Spiritual Recovery)

We specialize in the treatment of Drug and Alcohol related illnesses. In depth therapy in a picturesque rural setting. Utilizing highly effective and proven techniques to insure an opportunity to live a drug and alcohol free life.

Consultations available.

and now transferring,â&#x20AC;? said Pietro Satriano, president, Air Miles reward program. Founded in 1992, the Air Miles reward program has more than 10 million active collector accounts, representing approximately twothirds of all Canadian households. The Air Miles reward program allows collectors to indulge in leisure, entertainment, merchandise, travel and other lifestyle rewards quickly, simply by doing their everyday shopping for products and services at Air Miles sponsors. Air Miles reward miles can be redeemed for more than 1,200 different rewards, such as movie passes, family attractions, electronic merchandise, sports and recreation, travel and more.

J & C Bottle Depot at 200 Rosetown Avenue (behind McDonalds)

250-492-5144 We take used Computers, TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Keyboards and Paint Cans.

Call Today George Bullied 250-497-6526

Submitted photo

MARLON BRANDO fell in love with a Tahitian island and his vision for an environmentally friendly resort is being fulďŹ lled.

Tahitian sites. The project is being overseen by Tahiti Beachcomber SA, whose CEO, Richard Bailey, owner of several luxury resorts in French Polynesia, was a good friend of Brandoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and had been working with him for many years to fulfill their joint vision to develop an environmentally sustainable resort. The two principal renewable energies

that will be used on the island include solar panels and bio-fuel generators. The resort will be only the second industrial sea water air conditioning system. Up to 50 per cent of electricity consumption can be accounted for by air conditioning. This system uses cold water pumped from below the surface of the ocean to cool the water used in the air conditioning system.

Air Miles feature adds user ďŹ&#x201A;exibility The Air Miles reward program has announced a feature that will enable collectors to transfer any amount of reward miles they may have to another collector account, providing new flexibility to the program. In addition to the benefit of being able to transfer miles to a friend or family member, this new feature provides another way to prevent an account from closing due to inactivity in the program. An account is closed when no reward miles are collected, redeemed or transferred for 24 consecutive months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement means Air Miles collectors now have four ways to benefit from the program and keep their accounts active â&#x20AC;&#x201D; earning, redeeming, donating

Pine Winds Recovery Home

Four ways to stay active:

Collect: reward miles can be earned at thousands of sponsor locations from coast-tocoast, as well as online at Redeem: reward miles can be redeemed for more than 1,200 rewards in numerous

categories, from travel to merchandise to gift certificates to public transit passes. Donate: reward miles can be donated to select charities including the Canadian Red Cross, WWF Canada, Special Olympics Canada and Kids Help Phone. Transfer: reward miles can now be trans-

ferred from one collector to another. The fee to transfer miles will be 15 cents per mile transferred. Collectors routinely purchase â&#x20AC;&#x153;top upâ&#x20AC;? miles at 30 cents per mile, in order to have enough miles needed for specific reward redemptions.

The Place For New Beginnings


LUXURY SCENIC & GAMBLING GETAWAYS Silver Reef â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Days, Jan. 12, Feb. 6, 9, Mar. 8, 21, May 11, Jun. 8..............................$214 Silver Reef â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days, Jan. 16, 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 28, May 1, 24, 31 ...............................$289 Silver Reef â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days Weekend, Mar. 17, Sep. 22, Oct. 27.............................................$334 Tulalip â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Days, Jan. 10, Feb. 9, Mar. 14, Apr. 3, May 24 ................................$259 Tulalip â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days, Jan. 17, 30, Feb. 14, 21, Mar. 1, 21 .......................................$349 Clearwater & Tulalip Resorts â&#x20AC;˘ 5 Days, May 2, Sep. 12 .......................From $449 Clearwater & Silver Reef Resorts â&#x20AC;˘ 5 Days, Apr. 4..............................From $419 Tulalip & Skagit Tulips â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days, Apr. 12, 21 (Easter), 26 .....................From $359 Silver Reef & Skagit Tulips â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days, Apr. 17, 22 (Easter), 26 ..............From $309 Reno â&#x20AC;˘ 8 Days, Jan. 29, Feb. 12*, Mar. 12*, 19, 26*...............................From $319 Sips, Slots & Shopping - Ladies Only! â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Days, 2011 Dates, May 6, Nov. 11 .......$339


Holiday Lights at Silver Reef â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days Dec. 2* ...........................................$319 Laughlin â&#x20AC;˘ 11 Days Dec. 20* Only a Few Seats Left! ...............................................$719 Reno â&#x20AC;˘ 8 Days, Dec. 22* .........................................................................From $429 Coeur D'Alene â&#x20AC;˘ 4 Days Dec. 24* ...................................................................$329 OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:30AM-4:30PM; CLOSED 12:00PM-1:00PM PRICES BASED ON DOUBLE. ALL DISCOUNTS INCL. IF APPLICABLE. H.S.T. ON CANADIAN TOURS ONLY. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. B.C. REG: #3015-5

*Indicates Guaranteed Departure


Sunwest Tours 306 Martin Street Penticton V2A 5K4 â&#x20AC;˘ 250-492-7488 1-800-667-3877 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax 250-493-8162

Monday to Friday 9:00 am -3:00 pm


Victoria Christmas Alaska Cruise Tour Winter Get-Away Cruise & Tour PaciďŹ c Coast Cruise Northwest Flower & Garden Show - with Don Burnett

Dec. 23 Jun. 24 Nov. 14* May 17* Feb. 23

6 Days 20 Days 16 Days 6 Days 4 Days

Enchanting Canyonlands Apr. 17 13 Days PaciďŹ c Coast Explorer Apr. 23 14 Days CHRISTMAS TRIPS FILLING FAST! GAMBLING TOURS

25th Anniversary Tour - Las Vegas

Coeur D'Alene Silver Reef Wendover Coeur D'Alene Silver Reef Tulalip

Jan. 8*

11 Days

Dec. 8 Nov. 21* Jan. 23 Nov. 16* Jan. 30 Nov. 23*

3 Days 3 Days 7 Days 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days



*Guaranteed Departure
























Life The Penticton Western News will be publishing its Annual...

Taste of

Christmas Cookbook

Wednesday November 24, 2010 The popular cook book will include recipes for appetizers, entrees and desserts.


$100 Gift Certificate will be awarded for the Best Overall Recipe

Please send your recipes to:

Taste of Christmas 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 8R1 or fax your recipe to 250-492-9843


Steve Kidd/Western News

BUSINESS GIVES BACK — Members of the Penticton business community packed the Barking Parrot pub at the Penticton Lakeside Resort Friday as they gathered for the Business Gives Back event, an annual fundraiser and auction that raised nearly $50,000. Organizer GItta Schoene said the annual event is so successful, with many groups depending on it, that they will be back next year.

Knights step up for local charities KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The Knights of Columbus have handed out $23,000 to local charities this year.

Jim Calvert, president of the Christopher Society that oversees the charitable donations from the Knights of Columbus in Penticton, said the money is raised from the interest

When your child chooses science, they’re choosing more than a rewarding career. They’re choosing to contribute, achieve and have their thinking recognized. And to start them off right, we’re even offering one potential scientist a $25,000 scholarship. To learn more, visit

from the proceeds of the sale of the Christopher Centre years ago. “What we do is take the money that has accrued each May and then hold a meet-

ing in June where we go through letters we receive from the community from groups asking for assistance. Of course we have our favourites that we like to donate to like the schools and churches, but we also want to help the rest of the community out,” said Calvert. The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization performing community services such as providing food and clothing for the needy and disaster victims, low rental family housing, scholarships and support for St. Ann’s Parish. The highest recipient was Holy Cross School for text books, with a total of $6,500 being donated. Calvert said this donation will go towards buying English textbooks for the Grade 5 to 8 classes. He added next year they have committed to donating the same amount for math textbooks. Other recipients included $3,000 to the Discovery House, $4,000 to St. Vincent de Paul, $1,500 for Birthright and $1,000 each to St. Ann’s Church for electrical upgrades, Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society, church youth, Canadian Food for Children, Galileu, the Penticton soup kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and Christopher Housing Day Care for surveillance equipment.


Enter the Trojans G


Life Get in. Get Out. Get Working.

ravity seems pretty simple. Newton summed it up very well. Every object in the universe attracts every other object with a force that increases with the masses of the objects and decreases as they get further apart. However, that simple rule generates amazing subtleties in the universe. At the beginning of the 19th century the solar system was fairly well known. Seven planets had been discovered so far: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. All seemed tidy except for one thing. There was a gap between Mars and Jupiter that seemed too large. In addition, an obscure and apparently empirical rule known as ‘Bode’s Law’ predicted there should be a planet there. Then, in 1801, Guiseppe Piazzi found something — an object orbiting the sun in that gap. It was named Ceres. However, if this was KEN TAPPING the missing planet, STARGAZING NOTES at only 490 kilometres in diameter, it was a rather small one. Moreover, soon after more of these objects, named planetoids or asteroids, or nowadays, dwarf planets, started to turn up in the tens, hundreds and then thousands. Astronomers developed their laboriously obtained photographic plates to find the images of distant galaxies marred by tracks across them — more asteroids. The novelty rapidly wore off, and asteroids became known as the ‘vermin of the skies’. Now we know the asteroids are actually a planet in an arrested stage of development. All the planets, including ours, formed from the coalescence of lots of small rocky bodies. However, the gravitational tugging by Jupiter stopped the asteroids from forming a planet. That is not what one would expect gravity to do. Joseph Louis Lagrange discovered more subtleties in 1772. He found that the gravity field in a system of orbiting bodies had null spots, now called Lagrange Points, where bodies can be parked, and they will stay there. For example there is one of those points 1.5 million kilometres in the direction of the sun. Because that point stays there with respect to the Earth, it is a marvellous place to put satellites intended to observe the sun. The satellites can see the sun all the time, but don’t go wandering off into space. Similarly, there is another point, 1.5 million kilometres outward from the Earth, where we can put astronomical instruments intended to observe deep space. They never see the sun because the Earth blocks it out. There are two more points, leading and trailing 60 degrees from the Earth around its orbit. Before we ever put things into space there was undeniable proof Lagrange was right. There are concentrations of asteroids 60 degrees either side of Jupiter leading and following it around its orbit. These got trapped in two of Jupiter’s Lagrange Points. We named those bodies after the heroes in Homer’s poem about the Trojan Wars. One would expect out of tidiness the Greeks would be in one group and the Trojans in the other, with Zeus (Jupiter) sitting in the middle keeping order. However, it did not turn out that way; we have heroes from both sides of that famous war all mixed up. To further insult the Greeks, we call all of those objects Trojans. We continue to find more and more of the incredibly subtle things that gravity can do. Newton would be very proud. 3 Jupiter and Uranus, still close together, lie in the east after sunset. The moon will reach first quarter on Saturday.

2392 Skaha Lake Rd.

Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, and is based at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton.


Train to B Become a Practical Nurse Highly Successful Suc and Established Program Relationships with Potential Employers Strong R Approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses Call our Penticton Campus: Appro (250) 770-2277 Largest Larg Practical Nursing trainer in Canada NOW IN SMALL CLASS SIZES MONTHLY INTAKES CAREER FOCUSED PROGRAMS PENTICTON FIN FINANCIAL OPTIONS FREE LIFETIME UPGRADING JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE Mon. to Thurs.: 9:00am - 6:00pm Friday: 9:00am - 8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm



Your community. Your classifieds.




• CHECK YOUR AD! Notice of error must be given in time for correction before the second insertion of any advertisement. The publisher will not be responsible for omissions or for more than one incorrect insertion, or for damages or costs beyond the cost of the space actually occupied by the error. • Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. • Readers: In ads where ‘male’ is referred to, please read also as ‘female’ and where ‘female’ is used, read also as ‘male’.



Regular office hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Funeral Homes Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Cards of Thanks Thank you to Dr. Lawrie and the staff at Hospice House for the wonderful care of Mark Bacon, it was greatly appreciated; Dean, Gail, Bryan and Sue

Serving our South Okanagan communities with compassion, respect, and understanding.

John Nunes Daryn Pottinger

Phone 250-498-0167 (24 hrs)



Craft Fairs Crafter’s & Entertainers wanted for the Festival of Trees on the SS Sicamous December 3, 4, 5. Cost 20% of gross sales, proceeds will go to the BC Special Olympics (Pent) & the SS Sicamous Restoration Society, for more info call Stacey Clubb at 250462-0407, limited space avail


BROUGH Karen Margaret Karen left us suddenly in Penticton on November 2nd at the age of 39. Karen was born in England, schooled in UK, Iran and Calgary with degrees at U of C. She travelled extensively in Europe and Africa. Karen loved the outdoors and from an early age she devoted herself to helping others. In 1982 she moved to Calgary with her family and arrived in Penticton in 1999. Karen loved her work at the Boys and Girls club where her position was the Infant Development Coordinator. A keen belly dancer, she also coached exercise classes. Her pride and joy was her daughter Willow who survives her, together with brother Robert Brough of Sydney, Australia, half brother “Harp Dog” of Lacombe, nephew McKinley and parents Mary and Les Brough (lesbrough@ of Summerland. A celebration of Karen’s life will be held on Friday November 12th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Courtyard Ballroom at the Ramada Inn, Penticton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Trust Fund set up for Willow at Toronto Dominion Bank, Penticton Branch 9288 Account 6314592.

fax 250.492.9843 email

Craft Fairs


Craft & Home Baking Sale, 90 Abbot St., Penticton, Saturday, November 13, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, frozen apple pies, $5, coffee available

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free calls. 1-877-2979883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1877-804-5381. (18+).

Coming Events PENTASTIC JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Room 233 Best Western Inn 3180 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton Saturday, November 13, 2010 2:30p.m.

Information ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 NIGHTMARE STORIES, bought a home and discovered previous owners didn’t disclose rodent, mould, sewer or roof problems? Journalist collecting stories. Contact or 1-604485-0003

Personals ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 or Are you as lonely as I? Looking for that lady for companionship, (250)497-5449

Career Opportunities

Lost & Found LOST black Derek Alexander shoulder bag on Nov 1st. Please drop off at Valley First or into Canada Post mailbox.

Childcare Available Columbus Park Child Care Centre currently has ft/pt spaces in our 3-5 yr old program. We offer ECE qualified staff, a fun and creative program as well lunch and snacks. For more info call 250-490-9855 LICENSED family daycare has 2 openings available for child ages 2-5. 24yrs exp, music, crafts, sign language & more. Call Kathy 250-492-0136 LOOKING for a fun, safe, stimulating licensed daycare for your 18mth-5yr old, 2 spaces avail in well established family centre. 250-492-4336 LOVE’S Family Daycare, Young St. area, licensed, (2-5yr olds), 1 full-time and part-time spots (fri, tues, thurs avail.) for your child (250)493-0566

Career Opportunities

Trades Assistance Program-TAP OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS IN YOUR AREA NOVEMBER 16 Princeton ....................9:30am NOVEMBER 18 Osoyoos ......................9:30am NOVEMBER 19 Keremeos ...................9:30am NOVEMBER 23 Oliver ..........................9:30am NOVEMBER 25 Summerland...............9:30am NOVEMBER 26 Penticton Pen entic ticton tic to .......................9:30am ton ..................


Did You Know There are over

140 Careers in the Trades? • Learn job search techniques specific to trades • Obtain trade specific labour market information • Find job placement in trades • Prepare for and maintain employment


TO FIND THE LOCATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY ROAD WORKER So Southern S o Interior Construction C o Association Th Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative The

Get Trained for a Profitable, Long-Term Career... in one of the Fastest-Growing Industries:


Accepting applications for a 19week Construction Trades Training Program. Get hands-on experience in various trades followed by practical on-site training. Program will be offered In Penticton. For applications & additional information, call Penticton:

250-486-7330 Proudly sponsored by the Southern Interior Construction Association

Business Opportunities ATTN:SERIOUS Retirement Impact. Work from home Direct reach to BC Sportsmen and women...Advertise in the 2011 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, amazing circulation 400,000 copies, year long impact for your business! Please call Annemarie at 1-250-480-3244 or email ESTABLISHED RV mobile repair business, van/tools/stock. Call 250-492-6075 or 250-4886444 GET YOUR online marketing campaign started today with $100 of FREE credits and take advantage of Fax, Email, Autoresponder, WebForms & much more. Visit: and signup today. Hair & Tanning salon for sale in Vernon. Ideal Plaza location $39,000 obo 250-317-1115.

Business Opportunities JEWELLERY SALES opportunity! New to Canada, trendy, affordable! Work form home, earn GREAT money & vacations. contact Curt for catalogue and business information. 403-909-4302 OWNER/ Operator position avail. Truck, full time job and route. $60,000. Contact 250491-9029 (h) 470-2613 (cell). WHY fulfill someone else’s dream when you could be realizing your own? Own your own business where YOU make the decisions. No selling or experience required. For a free evaluation go to

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742



Career Opportunities


The Trades Assistance Program (TAP) is looking for you, to start your new career in the trades! Call: (250) 486-5158

Presented by: Southern Interior Construction Association

The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this Initiative

MIDSTREAM SERVICES CANADA, a division of CCS Corporation is actively hiring Operators at our Facilities in the following locations: Alberta; Drayton Valley, Fox Creek, Grande Prairie, Brooks, Janvier. British Columbia: Fort Nelson, Fort St. John. Saskatchewan: Kindersley, Gull Lake, Marshall, Please go to our website at to apply or fax 403266-0659!


C I T Y PA G E THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PENTICTON 171 Main Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9 250-490-2400 (phone) 250-490-2402 (fax) web page: <>

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (brief presentation at 5:30 pm) at Penticton City Hall, Council Chambers, to provide the public with information regarding the following:

COMMUNITY CLIMATE ACTION PLAN The South Okanagan Similkameen Climate Action Planning Project is a collaborative effort between the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) and the member municipalities of Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, Princeton and Summerland to develop corporate and community climate action plans to meet their voluntary commitments under the provincial Climate Action Charter, as well as their legislated obligations under the Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 27, 2008). For more information contact the City of Penticton Planning Department at 250490-2501. _____________________________________ The City invites your company to provide a price quotation for: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND CREDENTIALS MUNICIPAL TOWING CONTRACT 2011-2014 For a copy of the full Expression of Interest & Credentials, please visit the City of Penticton website: purchasing/files/default.asp - Login or Create an Account

EOI Municipal Towing Contract All enquiries should be submitted to: City of Penticton Purchasing Department Ph: (250) 490-2500 Fax: (250) 490-2557 Please note the Closing Date is Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 2:00pm _____________________________________ THE CITY INVITES YOUR COMPANY TO PROVIDE A TENDER PRICE FOR: Okanagan Lake Waterfront Promenade For a copy of the full Tender Document, please visit the City of Penticton website at default.asp - Login or Create an Account t0LBOBHBO-BLF8BUFSGSPOU1SPNFOBEF Tender t0LBOBHBO-BLF8BUFSGSPOU1SPNFOBEF Drawings All enquiries should be submitted to: City of Penticton Purchasing Department Ph: (250) 490-2500 Fax: (250) 490-2557 Please note the Closing Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 3:00pm NOTE: Should any potential bidders download this document, it is the bidder’s responsibility to check for Addenda’s which will be posted on the City of Penticton’s website: default.asp



Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Medical Office Trainees Needed! Drs. & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement is also Available! 1-888-7780459

$2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. We provide full training. Call A DEBT FREE LIFE. We’ll help you. Call MNP 877-8982580. Free consultation in your area Creditor proposals, trustee in bankruptcy, 3201620 Dickson Ave. KelownaResident office EXP PT drivers over 19yrs w/valid DL & clean abstract, trustworthy & reliable. Make extra cash before Xmas 250490-3663 Fast Lane Deliveries

CERTIFIED Dental Assistant required for an orthodontic clinic in Vernon. Orthodontic module preferred but not req’d. Please fax resumes to 250-542-4652 or email DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB. HOUSEMATE Full time and/or Respite roommates wanted for clients of NOCLS. This is a life-sharing situation that can enrich your life as you share a home with another person. The focus is to enable your housemate to have an enjoyable life in his/her own home, connected to a neighourhood and community. This can only happen as a companion and a friend. You will share household responsibilities such as: yard work, shoveling snow and household upkeep as in any rental situation. You will NOT pay rent. This is covered by your supports to your housemate. You will pay your share of food. This is NOT a JOB! We need people ready to make a commitment to share a home and your life with an adult who would not otherwise be able to live independently. Criminal record search will be a requirement plus references. Contact NOCLS 2400-46th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9N5 250-545-5153. Int’l Nutritional Co. seeks consultants to Work @ Home (P/T;F/T) Details @; or call 1-877-737-3438 SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

APARTMENT / CONDOMINIUM Managers (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! or 1-800-665-8339, 604-6815456. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available. 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535 Train to be a Cardiology Technologist in 60 weeks. Recognized by the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists and accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.

Help Wanted

River Rock Pub & Steak house in Quesnel is now accepting applications for cooks & chef. Please email resume to WANTED: LOG processor operator for full-time permanent position in North Okanagan. Experience a must. Fax resume to (250) 558-6145. WELL ESTABLISHED Parksville Plumbing & Heating company looking for employee with service & repair experience. Priority given to tech with heat pump experience. 250-248-9300 or

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Apex restaurant requires F/T & P/T cooks & dishwashers. Email resume to or fax 1-866-884-7502.

Labourers EXP. SALVAGE Burners Surrey BC, Cassidy BC and Out of Town jobs - Amix Salvage - We offer both seasonal or long term work. We are stable and GROWING! Great benefits and pay. Apply at or fax 1-866812-2478

Professional/ Management Berry and Smith Trucking Ltd is looking or a Transportation Supervisor to work out of Penticton. Send resume to Further Details: http://kelow 6342.html

Trades, Technical CALLING ALL TRADES. Looking for long term stable work indoors? Greensmart Manufacturing in Dawson Creek, BC is now hiring for all departments. Framing, plumbing, mechanical, sheet metal, dry wall, electrical, finishing and other production labours. Apprentices and labourers welcome. Call 250-782-2065 or fax 250-782-2061

Trades, Technical FALL RIVER LOGGING LTD. (Courtenay, BC) is currently seeking competent loader, skidder and processor operators for town work. Required Qualifications: 5+ years experience. Please email resume to or fax to 1-250-871-0208. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN (FT) required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge automotive dealership - Salmon Arm BC. Proven producer, quality workmanship is a must. Excellent wage and benefit package available. Please contact the service manager: Phone 1250-832-8053, fax 1-250-8324545 or email

DRILLING RIG & CORING experienced personnel for all position levels for Ensign Energy Service Inc. Drillers, coring drillers $35 - $40.20; Derrickhands $34. Motorhands $28.50 Floorhands. Core hands. Helpers $24 - $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-367-4460). Fax 780-955-6160 or email:

Career Opportunities

SERVICE ADVISOR P & R Western Star Trucks – Duncan BC, requires full time Service Advisor. Knowledge of the heavy truck industry required. Qualified candidate possibly eligible for management position. Excellent Benefit & Wage Package. Please e-mail resume or Fax: 250-746-8064

We’re at the heart of things™

Trades, Technical

COLD STORAGE Operator The Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative is seeking for Osoyoos to Summerland. Qualifications: a valid 4th class power engineer certificate; technical knowledge to undertake assignments without direct supervision; able to operate and assist in the operation, maintenance, and servicing of plant refrigeration facilities and equipment in cold storage and controlled atmosphere rooms; experience with ammonia as a refrigerant; able to work a variety of shifts in the facilities within the geographical area. Some of the major responsibilities: communication with Management regarding issues, projects and timelines; to work on and assist in the installation and maintenance of the numerous electrical or pressure operated controls pertinent to all systems; required to interpret system performance, diagnose faults and perform effective follow-up. Wages and benefits are as per the collective agreement. Please submit your application by November 21, 2010 to: Rene Larusson, HR Coordinator Fax: 250-470-4225 or

Mid-City Roofing

Help Wanted Career Opportunities

Be Part of Our Team.

Community Newspapers

Trades, Technical

Sales Position

The Penticton Western News, the South Okanagan’s best read community newspaper, has a position available within our sales team. Ambitious hard working individual who can work in a fast paced deadline driven environment. You will be required to manage an existing account list assisting local merchants in growing their businesses. We offer competitive remunerations and a unique position where team work and customer service are paramount. Email, fax or mail you resume to: Larry Mercier 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 Fax: 250-492-9843

based in Kamloops requires the following: • Roofing Foreman • Estimator • Ticketed Journeyman Roofers • Labourers Must have valid drivers license & own transportation.

Good Wages & Benefits

Call 1.877.777.4856

Art/Music/Dancing Available for rental immediately in Vernon; a sound buffered room, perfect for teaching guitar, vocals and more. Located in a beautiful performing arts studio - quiet and clean. Rent by the hour or by the month. For details, call Jason at 250-549-1627 or email saltaddedcreative@

Lets You Live Life.

Help Wanted

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

ADMINISTRATIVE SALES ASSISTANT Full Time Tues - Sat Perform a wide range of office support duties. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills plus a high client service commitment required. Basic computer skills necessary. Email to: Mail to Nufloors: 101-1397 Fairview Rd, Penticton BC V2A 6A1

South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society HOMELESS OUTREACH WORKER Full-time position This demanding job is to find appropriate housing and provide support services to homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work or at least 2 years of relevant experience and post secondary education. Must possess a clean criminal record, Class 5 drivers license, with reliable transportation, as driving is a job requirement. Must be capable of lifting and carrying loads of 25 lbs and be able to navigate narrow stairways and passages. For a job description contact us at Please submit your resume and cover letter no later than November 12, 2010 – 12:00 pm by: Email at Fax at 250-490-3912 By hand at #2 – 996 Main Street, Penticton, BC

We thank you for your interest but only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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.

Toll Free:




Esthetics Services Permanent Cosmetics. Safe, effective and beautiful, for Lips - Brows and Eyes. Healthboard Approved. Free Consult: 778-478-0128 See website for specials. in Kelowna, Gas credit for out of towners!

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Financial Services REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704

Cleaning Services Legal Services

ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hr. Call:1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

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 Fall Home & Office Cleaning 250-4905495 MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

IMPAIRED DRIVING DALE A. STREBCHUK Don’t Impair Your Future! 24hrs. Call: 1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

Classifieds Get Results!

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866-416-6772




ESS Volunteers Needed Emergency Social Services Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Social Services is based on volunteerism, and is dependent upon the willingness of individuals in the community to help plan for the well-being of their neighbours and fellow citizens in the event of a disaster. The RDOS is looking for additional volunteers in your electoral area to assist with Emergency Social Services (ESS). ESS provides shortterm assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes in the event of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification. You should be community minded, caring, and reliable to assist in emotionally charged situations as an ESS volunteer. Training will be provided. Please forward by December 3, 2010 a brief overview with your background and expectations to: Dale Kronebusch, RDOS Emergency Services Supervisor 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 via email or fax at 250.492.0063

Penticton & District Search & Rescue Team

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED OPEN HOUSE November 18th 7:00 PM 251 DAWSON AVENUE, PENTICTON Penticton & District Search & Rescue Team (PenSar) is currently accepting applications for this extremely active and dedicated community based Search & Rescue Team. The Search & Rescue (SAR) Team responds throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, regularly, and throughout the Province on occasion. The SAR mandate is under the jurisdictional authority of the local police force and is in compliance with Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) Policies and Procedures and the BC Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS). Response and Administrative support positions are available.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: • 18 years of age or older and self-motivated • Must consistently attend regular weekly training sessions • Willingness to attain Justice Institute of BC Certification in Ground Search & Rescue, and other SAR related disciplines • Must be prepared to represent the ‘Team’ in a professional and proficient manner and accept direction and guidance • Criminal Record Background Check

RESPONSE: • Experience in or willingness to obtain First/Aid Medical training and backcountry wilderness knowledge • Physically fit • Self-equipped or willingness to obtain personal gear needed for wilderness response • Available to respond on a volunteer basis (24/7) to a high percentage of Team Call-Outs • Regularly support and participate in Penticton & District SAR Team initiatives including fund raising and other community events

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: • Computer experience or willingness to learn – MS Word, Excel, Digital Mapping and related SAR software programs • Telecommunication experience or willingness to learn – SAR related communication systems and technology • Miscellaneous administrative duties related to documentation needed for task completion, web site operation, accounting, grant applications, office duties, etc. Individuals interested in this exciting, challenging and fulfilling way to ‘give back’ to your community should attend the open house November 18th @ 251 Dawson Ave, Penticton or contact the PenSar Training officer at 250-492-6005 or EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Computer Services Simple computers Can fix any problems or you don’t pay. Virus Removal, Recover Lost Data, Fix Crashing Computers Private Computer Lessons (Christmas photo projects) +10 years experience Call Dave for fast, friendly, local service 250.490.7077 Viruses & Spyware Removal Computer Upgrades & Repair New Computer Sales. Pickup & Dropoff Service Available Call Jayson 250-488-6964


GRANITE SLAB SALE. 150 colors to choose from. 1 1/4” thick. Great Service. Great Price! All mayjor CC’s acepted. WCB Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577, 250-763-8303, REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

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

Eavestrough FALL GUTTER CLEANING 250-490-6088

Lawn & Garden

GIARDINOS Gardening & Yard Cleanup

We give your Shrubs a professional trim Get a quote

250-493-0007 Gutters & Downspouts OKANAGAN Home Improvements gutter cleaning, $1/LF, free roof inspection, 250-4860440, 250-486-1736

Handypersons 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

Heat, Air, Refrig.

Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed, Insured, WCB, Friendly, References. Painting Ceramic tile, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath. Len 250-486-8800 15 years in business

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. 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 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

Pets Schnauzer puppies, teacup, toy, mini. sizes. & variety of colors, (250)547-6937, 250547-6698 SHELTIE puppies, CKC Reg. 14wks, 2nd shots, dewormed, price neg. 250-542-4977 Yorkie X pups, home raised, health guarantee, shots, revolution & puppy pkg incl. Ref’s. $550-$650. (250)269-7167

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


Telephone Services 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. 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.

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

FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 National Moving & Storage Complete packing services available, Okanagan Valley, your moving specialist anything, anywhere. Coast to Coast. Free estimates

DIRTY WINDOWS ? Call 250-809-1851 Brighten Your Outlook

Painting & Decorating

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.

LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. On-campus working farm. Small town environment. 2 year diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. 1-888999-7882

Roofing & Skylights


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

Adorable, cuddly Chihuahua X Yorkie, 2-M $375ea, 2-F $400ea. 8wks, 1st shots, wormed. 250-547-6739. For pic’s: Australian Shepherd Border Collie X puppies, farm raised, 1st shots, vet checked, $300, (250)547-6584 Beautiful Havanese puppies, various colors, non-shedding, litter trained, great disposition, Call 250-832-4923 CAR RIDE Wanted for Mini Dashound dog to Red Deer before Nov. 22nd., loves car ride, compensation, 768-8966 Cockapoo puppies, family raised, vet check, vacc.Must see. Call (250)838-7477 German shepherd x rottweiler pups, 12wks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $240. 250-558-8995 Pure bred female Pomeranian, 5yrs old, must sell, $400, (250)809-9314

Rubbish Removal

Home Improvements

Home Improvements


• Basement • Bath • Kitchen Finishing Remodels Remodels • Tile Work • Decks • Painting • Much More • Drywall • Plumbing Licensed, Bonded & Insured INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND LOCALLY OPERATED

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

betterbilt kitchens Need a KITCHEN or BATHROOM? Sign up today & receive a

FREE DESIGN CONSULTATION or call 250.460.1092

Excavating & Drainage

popular BRAND NAMES because of slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. Washer/Dryer set starting at $399 Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50” $599

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

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Moffat stacking apt size washer & dryer 3 yrs old $300 for pair 250-770-8127 USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220

Wanted to buy 8-10 foot field disc, call Vic at 250-493-6791

Firearms AR 15 Mil Spec CQ-A1 .223 Carbine $749, Remington 597 VTR Tactical Camo $599, Remington SPS700 Tactical 223 & 308 $699 ea, CZ 75B $719, CZ 75B Omega $699, Glock 17 $699, Glock 17 OD $699, Glock 17 Gen4 $749, Ruger Super Blackhawk $499. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

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



PAINTING Homes in the Valley since 1985. Free Estimates. Small jobs welcome. 10% seniors discount. Dave 250-497-7912 Quality work. Clean & reliable References & Lic. Ins. WCB. Nick 250-486-2359 Glenic Industries Inc.

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. “JUNK REMOVAL” CHEAP, OKANAGAN 250-462-3715

$500.00 white Maytag Atlantis Washer/Dryer pair. 5yrs old, excellent condition, work perfect. I’ve upgraded to the front loading type. Phone Penny 250-498-1875 (Osoyoos) or email EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on

Farm Equipment

Tree Services

Window Cleaning



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

Moving & Storage

FALL Furnace Service Special. Don’t wait for a break down. 12 point furnace inspection, clean, oil & inspect $75. No HST. Licensed & Insured Valley Wide Service & Seniors Discount 250-276-4310


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

#1 Dry Pine & Fir also Larch avail, starting at $200 per cord, 1/2 cords avail. Pick up loads $50. Split & Delivered, free kindling, Senior discount, Penticton and surrounding areas, 250-497-6188 A1 Firewood. Full cords split & delivered. Pine $180, Mixed $150 250-770-0827 FIREWOOD for sale 250-4995664 servicing Apex FIREWOOD for sale: Jackpine -rounds,$125.00/cord FIRrounds,$140.00/cord Will split if requested, free delivery contact Rick @ 250-878-4964

Furniture OAK finish filing cabinet on wheels, like new, 21x16x29”, $75 each, beautiful Tiffany ceiling dining room lamp, 6 bulbs, $60,(250)493-8755 twin beds, as new, mattress, boxsprings and frames, $400/both, (250)496-5837

Heavy Duty Machinery 2003 Rubber Track mini excavator, 303.5 cat, close cab swing boom, 3 attach. 2900 hrs, $23,500. 250-308-9237

Excavating & Drainage



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



Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

#1A STEEL Building sale! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206.

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.

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

30x50 Cover-All Building very good condition. Reduced to $12,000. Call 250-558-5566 Email:

Musical Instruments

2BDRM, 2bath, executive at Meritage Lofts, 1 block from beach/park, secure prkg, $975. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 2BDRM, 2bath, quiet 2nd floor corner suite with balcony in the Ellis, 6 appl, a/c, u/g parking, N/S, N/P. Available Dec 1. $1150/mth. 250-493-8944 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 large 1 or 2bdrm character apartments, Heritage House, burgandy walls, oak floors, on bus route, clean, tidy, quiet person, 250-492-6319 Large 2bdrm 2nd floor, DT Penticton, ns, np, incl. w/d/f/s, mature tenant, ref’s req., $920/mo., avail. Dec. 1, Vitto 604-291-1059 LARGE 2bdrm, Penticton Ave., close to schools/transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 Lrg 2bd 2ba top flr crnr condo mtn views close to DT Ok Lk htd UG prkg strg NS NP AC 6 appl $1150 refs 250-492-7714 Resort living year round, 2bdrm, 2ba condo with private beach & dock, gas FP, hot tub in inner courtyard, guest suite available, games room, 5appl., $900/mo. Ok Falls 250-4880828, 250-309-7225

1/2 duplex upper unit for rent. $850+ util, laundry hook-up, 2bdrm. 1bth, avail now, drive by 612 Ellis st. Lower unit also avail Nov 1st $800/mo. 250492-5100 or 250 490-5354 Ok Falls, Duplex 2bdrm, $465/mo + util, middle aged couple preferred. Avail now n/p, n/s 250-497-7873 Vernon, Lakeshore, spacious, clean, 3bdrm, family rm, living rm, kitchen, laundry, f/s, avail. now. $1200 250-766-1428

BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING NEW HOME/COTTAGE?? Factory Direct Inventory Liquidation! Pre-Engineered Panel Homes. Prefab foundation Systems. Better Quality/Faster. Immediate/Spring 2010 Delivery. Details: 1-800-871-7089. SACRIFICE PRICES!! 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. Estate Sale, loveseat $250, lift assist chair $400, Bistro table 30x36 w/2 chairs $150, 25” tv w/remote $50, entertainment centre $75, dresser $50 + other items. Open to reasonable offers 250-770-7800 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS Demo Blowout models starting at $599. FREE ship. FREE trials.Kelowna.1-888-239-9999 LUMBER tarps, tight woven poly approx. 8ftx16-20ft landscape material, $5 each, 250473-6543 New two tone 12x14 carpet + underlay $195 assorted drywall tools 250-493-5350

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

Sporting Goods 9ft raft, c/w 2 seats, paddles, mount, $50, Minn Kota 30 motor, $100, GMC hitch $150, (250)770-0300 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

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 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

For Sale By Owner

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.

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale


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 Top floor at 150 Skaha Pl, 1 bdrm, 1 bath facing east, extra storage. Avail. Dec. 1 (A360) $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) $1100 Top flor, at The Ellis, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, carpet & laminate, south facing. Avail. Dec. 1 (A383) $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)


Near WalMart, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl., carport, end unit, gas fp. Avail. Dec. 1 (TH481)

HOUSES: $1100 $1300 $1300

3 bdrm house near Queens Park School, no appl., large yard. Avail. Dec. 1 (H684) Columbia school area, reno’d w/new flr, 3 bdrm, duplex, fin. bsmt. Avail. Now (H521) 3 bdrm home in Naramata Village, fridge, stove, carport, finished bsmt. Avail. Now (OT417) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

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 ALMOST a give away at $262,000 on family street, 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 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

Brand New Home From $54,500 14 x 66 Mobile Home

Mark: 250-804-1312 Eagle Homes OK Falls 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

Commercial/ Industrial

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.

2 MONTHS FREE RENT Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 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 Commercial building for lease 9202 Shale Ave. Summerland 5400 sq. ft x 16 ft high main building + 480 sq. ft office space on 1/2 acre fenced. Additional 3/4 acre available Call Allan 250-490-7451 Complete Turnkey operation, reasonable rental, 30,000sqft, loading docks, forklifts, semitrailer parking, office space etc. Vernon 250-260-0997.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1bdrm apts. in clean, quiet, secure 50+ bldg. near Cherry Lane, elevator, 4appl., in-suite storage, n/s, n/p, starting at $650+util., (250)492-4265 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 1BDRM, ground floor, new paint, near walking trail, n/s, n/p $600+util. 250-497-5860 Penticton, VERANA condo, 2bdrm, 6-appl., Dec 1. $1000. 250-583-9365, 250-488-0562

Cottages / Cabins OK lake beach cottage avail to June 30 750/mo + util 1bdr 1 bath furnished ns np ref 250496-5822

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BDRM close to DT, near new, f/s, dw, w/d, a/c, $1050 call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS Property Management

(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

Lakeshore Towers: 8th floor facing south. 1 bdrm, w/den, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, m/w, a/c, w/ammn. incl. pool, gym etc. Sec’d u/g prkg & storage. $1150.00 incl. water & gas. Lease req’d.

Dec. 1 Alysen Pl. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, exec. condo, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, built-in vac, lrg deck facing east, 2 sec. pkg stalls....... ............................$1375.00 incl. water

Skaha Pl. 1 bdrm units w/storage, f/s, a/c, pkg. secure bldg ........................ .......................$600.00 incl water


Front St. Realty

Property Management



Property Management #2 Front St. Penticton, B.C. ASK FOR DEBBIE ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••


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, Avail NOW $1250.00 d/w, Gammon Rd. Naramata – 3 bed, 2 bath house, fr/st, garage, 4 acres. Avail NOW $1500.00

Halls/Auditoriums HAVING a Christmas party, wedding or other function? Fraternal Order of Eagles @ 1197 Main St has a hall for you to rent at a reasonable price & we can provide catering if needed. Call Selena 250490-0211 between 9-12 Mon to Friday for details. We also have 10” apple pies for $6.00 avail at the Main St office

Shared Accommodation 2BDRM house to share, no parties, no drugs n/s, cats welcome $500 incl internet & util, bright and clean 250-486-4994 DOWNTOWN condo, private bdrm & bath, fully furnished, $550/mo 250-488-8252 LOOKING to share 2 storey home, private bath. Share kitchen, w/d, very private, pets neg. female pref. $625 util incl, 250-493-0028 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $500, everything incl., 250-492-2543 ROOMMATE WANTED , newer daylight suite, cable, internet, utilities included. central air, washer/dryer and dishwasher. semi furnished, just need bedroom furn. avail. now $450, 250-770- 9780 np,ns Shared accommodation in beautiful home in Naramata, $500 (incl. util.), avail. immed. must like dogs, 250-462-4433

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 DELUXE Townhouse in Penticton 3bdrm, 2.5bth, oak kitchen, 5-appl, hardwood fl, fp, a/c, dbl garage, balcony, n/p, n/s. $1100+util 250-279-7557 newly renovated 3bdrm townhouse, 2250 Baskin St., $950+util., 250-490-5970

Auto Accessories/Parts Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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 3BDRM, 1.5bth, near school, n/p n/s, avail now $950+util 250-490-8361 250-488-2093 COLUMBIA St. House 3bd+den Daylight suite lower. New sound proofing insulation. 1250 sq’ 1bth, 1kit., 1lndry. Sep ent., fnc’d yard. $1000 share utils. Avail now. Call, 250-485-8218 KEREMEOS - 2 bdrm plus den, guest cottage, double car garage, 2 bath, all appliances, beautiful park like setting, N/S. Avail. Nov. 15 or Dec. 1, $1000. 250-878-3072. Keremeos, lease or rent to own, 4bdrm, 2.5ba, large games rm, fenced yard, lots of storage, N/P, $1250/mo., Bill or Ada, 250-487-7522 Olalla Spacious Home, Bright 3bedroom, 1.5 baths, familyroom with skylight, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, garage. Small pet negotiable. No Smoking. References required. Available December 1. Rent negotiable. 250-499-5700. Rent-to-Own: 4br Vernon homes from 1600/ mo with 5k down, 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565 Summerland - 2-3 bdrm , centrally located. Ideal for quiet professional couple or single person. NS, NP. Available Nov 15 or Dec 1. $1000. pm. 250-768-4695 Upper level of house 2bdrm w/d, g-fp, great view, avail now $1200 incl util. Seniors welcome care provided for additional cost. 250-493-2716 WOODLKE. VIEW, dividable 2-kit., 5bdrm, 4.5ba., grg, wrk shp., in-grd. pool, acreage, pet negot. $2000. +utils., 250766-4322, 250-862-6646

Storage Secure Heated Storage Any Sizes, Great Rates! Text or call (250)804-1713 email warren

Suites, Lower

Rooms for Rent

1BDRM, big, bright, cheery private entrance & yard, f/s, shared w/d, n/s, n/p $700 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 1bdrm lower suite, near Hospital, prefer single quiet female, sep entrance, prkg, laundry. Avail now $600 250-770-8324 2bdrm, 1.5bath, in-suite laundry, (Columbia area) n/s, n/p, FP. $750/mo incl. uti.492-6821 2bdrm, 1ba, 900sqft., adults only, ns, no pets, $750+util., 250-492-2262 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, brand new, ns, no pets, $900, avail Nov 1. 250-4933056, 250-493-1886 after 3:30 2BDRM suite, close to Cherry Lane util incl. Avail Dec.1, n/p, n/s (250)492-5308 2 bed/2bath Oka Landing Vernon Lrg grnd level suite incl 5 appl. & heat/light $1,150/mnth pet allowed on approval Non Smkrs only Avail Dec 1st- For appt Terra 250-681-0372 3BDRM, f/s, w/d, $800 + 1/2 util. Avail now 250-492-2465 Available immediately, Large/bright above ground basement suite for rent in a 55 plus environment, $550/mo. utilities included. Call Barbara @ 250-497-5577 Clean 2bdrm basement suite, 1000sqft, sep. entrance/laundry, recently renovated, ns, $750+ 1/2 util. avail. Dec. 1, 250-488-5805 Ground level bright clean 1bdr, fully furn, priv, avail now to June, n/p, n/s, $650 incl util prkg & laundry 250-490-8783 LARGE 2bdrm, 1st floor, laundry, private entrance, across from Penticton Convention Centre, $800+util., n/p, n/s avail. now, (250)494-8741 Penticton, Perkins Cres., large, newly renovated 2bdrm, sep. laundry, entrance, parking, inside storage, ns, np, ref. req., $750+1/2 electric bill, avail. Dec. 1, 250-492-9866

FURNISHED room or room & board util incl, yard w/patio hot-tub, bbq, shared facilities, near OUC, SOEC, bus & lake, n/s, senior, working or student welcome 250-770-1810

Vacant 2bdrm suite. Quiet neighborhood, Mature wrkg person. New appls, ns/np, util incl $750/mo 250-493-3428

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Auto Financing Auro Financing 1.800.910.6402

Suites, Upper

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

Need A Vehicle Guaranteed Auto Loan www.UapplyUdrive.CA or call 1.877.680.1231

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 1995 Toyota Tercel, 2dr, 4cyl, 4spd, new clutch, 4 new all seasons, 4 snows, $1250, 1 (250)486-5390

Cars - Sports & Imports 1987 Mercedes 300 SDL, 332kms, diesel, auto, a/c, leather, cruise, summer & winter tires, injectors rebuilt, need to sell- $2200. 250-308-1616 2000 Subaru Outback, AWD, loaded, 200k, well maintained, very clean, $6900. 250-5423610 2003 Toyota Matrix XR, 4x4, auto w/air, was $7975, now $6975, 2007 Toyota Yaris CE, 2dr, hatchback, 5spd, was $7475, now $6475, 2007 Toyota Yaris, 4dr, Sedan, auto, loaded, was $10975, now $9975.Govn’t Inspected rebuilt vehicles. Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. 250-260-4415. AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!




Sport Utility Vehicle

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans



TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1888-999-7882.

2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4WD, 144,000k, one owner, $7,800. 250-545-1171 2002 Toyota Rav 4, 188k, well maint, exc cond, winter/summer tires $9500 250-499-2033

2001 GMC Duramax diesel 2500hd, 4x4, reg cab,L/B,good cond. $8,500. 250-503-0320 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 2002 GMC Sierra HD 2500, duramax, 4x4, auto, crew cab, s/b, 300k, $11,800 obo. 250546-0994 2004 Chevy Silverado, special edition, 4dr, 4x4, 183k, silver, $10,800. 778-930-0491 2005 Ford F250 c/c, 4x4, diesel, auto, 170k, loaded, good cond. $13,500. 250-306-5362 2010 GMC Sierra, ext-cab, power pkg, tow pkg, 4.8 V8, stone gray, many extras, 9,000kms, Beautiful truck. $23,500 (250)542-4047

98 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 123kms, ac, tilt, pw windows, good cond $3200 obo. 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 165kms, loaded, leather, new tires, beautiful vehicle $6900 obo 250-490-7193

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 Penticton’s Pussycat 30yr old, very attractive, experienced + skilled. Petite & always discreet. Trained in massage w/table, low winter rates. Excellent service in/out 250462-3510. Let’s play!

SASSY Cassy. 21yrs. Beautiful, busty babe. (250)-8599584

Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Recreational/Sale 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

2005 Range Rover HSE exc. condition, loaded with all options. Top of the line SUV. $35,000. Ph. 250-938-0868

Trucks & Vans

2008 REV XP Snow Check Model 800, new motor, $7775obo 250496-5389

1980 Dodge 318 V8, 100 Van Semi camperized 107,000 orig. kms, 2nd owner, rare 10spd standard trans.comp. new brake work fr. Midas Muffler $1500 OBO 250-490-9008 lve msg 1994 Chevy S10 Tahoe club cab, tool boxes, pw options $650 firm, 778-476-0111, 250487-0373 1995 FORD F250 4X4, 168,000 km. white, reg cab, long box, 5 spd. manual trans. 5.8 L. a/c, canopy, boat racks, includes 5th. wheel hitch & brake control. excellent condition. $6900. 250-493-0554. 1996 Caravan 3L, V6 auto, A/C, pw dl, tires excellent, $1500obo, (250)488-6785 1997 Chevy ext. cab, 3/4 ton, 4x4 s/b, gas, auto, 200k, $5750 obo. (250)546-0994 1997 Ford E350 power-stroke 16ft cube van, insulated w/side door, sleeper, low km’s, valued over $6000, asking $3800, (778)476-0903, Penticton 1998 Mazda MPV 7 psgr, 4 dr 4WD van.207k KM. Very surefooted in snow! Extra set rims. $4200 OBO. 250-542-7180 1999 4X4 Ford Ranger, ext cab, 122kms, very clean $5500obo 250-492-2305

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

2005 27ft Skyline Weekender trailer, excellent condition, $12,6000bo, (250)485-2348 24FT Chevy Triple E MH, full bath, great shape. $3800obo or trade for anything of equal value 250-770-0827 86 Motorhome propane, 18ft, new upholstery/fridge/waterheater/ mattress/battery, many extras $4800, 250-487-4306 One owner 2000 38’ Gulf Stream Coach, cummins diesel, loaded, ready to go $85,000 obo. 250-260-1007

Scrap Car Removal AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $40 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


Escorts 1ST Class Mystique Escorts. Gorgeous Ladies & Men of all ages to suit every need. 24/7 out calls. Quick arrival time reasonable rates. 860-6778 (Kelowna), (250) 558-5500 (Vernon). NOW HIRING. #1 VOTED DAISY DUKE’S ESCORTS Kelowna’s Elite Agency Just Knockouts. 250-448-8854 Donna - Independent 250-462-7262





The link to your community

Legal Notices


SMC Consulting 1582 Lawrence Avenue Penticton BC V2A 3C1 Tel/Fax: (250) 492-6193 e-mail: The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to manage vegetation, including noxious weeds and invasive plants, within and around Terasen Gas Inc. facilities located within, or in proximity to, the communities listed below. These facilities include gate, district, compressor, valve, meter, odorant and propane stations, as well as farm taps, a storage yard in Kamloops, and the LNG plant in Delta. Apart from farm taps, the majority of facilities are fenced, secure compounds not accessible to the general public. The facilities are located in proximity to the communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie, Elko, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Yahk, Creston, Salmo, Trail, Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, Christina Lake, Greenwood, Grand Forks, Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos, Hedley, Princeton, Penticton, Peachland, Kelowna, Vernon, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Chase, Kamloops, Merritt, Logan Lake, Savona, Cache Creek, Clinton, Horse Lake, 100 Mile House, Lac La Hache, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Mackenzie, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, all of the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland.

Be Àrst to add to the story or read what you neighbour thinks. Be a part of your community paper. Comment online.

Terasen Gas Inc. 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey BC V3S 2X7 Tel: 604-592-7627


The pest management methods proposed for use include mowing, tree and stump removal, weed trimming, selective slashing, girdling, pruning, hand pulling, natural controls, grass seeding and geotextiles, and the use of pesticides (including a biological control agent). The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and some example(s) of trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: the fungus, Chondrostereum purpureum (Chontrol), aminopyralid (Milestone), clopyralid (Transline), dicamba (Vanquish), diuron (Karmex XP), flumioxazin (Payload), glyphosate (Roundup, Vantage), imazapyr (Arsenal), and metsulfuron methyl (Escort), triclopyr (Garlon). Application methods include: wick/wipe-on, cut surface, and backpack soil and foliar applications. The proposed duration of the PMP is from March 9, 2011 to March 8, 2016.

voices there’s moreWonline »

A draft copy of the proposed PMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined online at or by contacting the Agent listed above. “A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pestmanagement plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant c/o SMC Consulting, Agent, at the address listed above, within 30 days of the publication of this notice” Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic




2009 Chrysler Sebring Touring 4 Dr Sedan

2008 Jeep Wranger Unlimited 4 Dr. 4x4

Only 8,000kms! This white beauty is a winner! 4 cyl., automatic with power seat, CD player, deep tinted glass, alloy wheels. PO931A. A steal at...

3.8L engine, automatic transmission, tube steps, satellite radio, fog lights, soft top/hard top. It’s a beauty! White. PO102A


2008 Saturn Vue AWD 4 Dr. Crossover This white beauty please. Loaded up V6 engine, heated wheels & plenty options. PO994A





2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

2006 Cadillac CTS 4Dr Luxury Sport Sedan

2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4

This is a beauty! 2.4L 4 cyl with CVT automatic transmission. Leather, heated seats 6 disc CD, satellite radio, hands free calling, alloy wheels, stone white. PO992A

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

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










2007 Jeep Liberty Sport

2007 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4

2006 Chevrolet Equinox 4Dr Crossover AWD

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.

5.7L V8 automatic, 6 disc CD, hands free phone, power rear window, power seat & lots more. Great buy! Gray. PO950A. Only...

3.4L V6 engine, automatic transmission, automatic climate control, traction control, leather heated seats, fog lights. Wow! PO975A







1.6L 4 cyl., automatic transmission, only 24,900 kms!!! Power sunroof, air, tilt, cruise, alloy wheels & more! Blue. PO970A.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE! Many vehicles to choose from!




2006 Chevrolet Aveo 5 Hatchback FWD

is sure to with a 3.5L seats, alloy more great




DL 8590

Email: 33882 HWY. 97 SOUTH, OLIVER, BC

Toll Free 1-877-498-0570






ONLY 7,000!

2007 Dodge Charger 4Dr Sedan That’s right only 7,000kms on this 2007 Dodge Charger 4 door sedan. This car is like new! 3.5L 6 cyl, automatic with power seat, power window/locks, CD player & much more. Silver. PO985A


2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 4Dr Sedan 3.5L V6 engine, leather interior with heated seats, CD player, alloy wheels & all the comfort & convenience features you would expect in a first class luxury sedan. Beige. PO8115A







2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 SLT

2006 Buick Allure 4Dr Sedan

2010 Chev Camaro SS

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

Mid 30’ fuel economy. Power seat, CD player, onstar, keyless entry. PO932A. This car was $14,900 & we are clearing it out at only...

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










$50,000 TO BE WON BEFORE THE CURTAIN FALLS Play e slots wi your BC Gold Card at your local Casino or Chances location for your ance to win e $50,000 Grand Prize. Every 100 points you earn wi your BC Gold Card enters you automatically for e Grand Prize. Plus, when you play Monday to Thursday you could also win up to $500 in e Hot Seat Draws. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in full swing, so come down for a seat to win!

21 Lakeshore Dr. West


NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada.*/†/†† Offers apply to the purchase of a 2010 GMC Sierra Crew 4WD (R7A), Sierra SL Ext 2WD (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,350). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Offers apply to the purchase of 2010 new or demonstrator models, dealer order or trade may be necessary, and applies only to qualified retail customers in British Columbia. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers.††$10,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit, which includes $1,500 Holiday Bonus, available on 2010/2011 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits, including Holiday Bonus, available on most models. $1,500/$1,000 Holiday Bonus available on 2010/2011 models. Offers valid to January 17, 2011. Dealer order(2011MY only) or trade may be required. Limited quantities of certain 2010 models. GMCL may modify or terminate offers in whole in part at any time without notice. See dealer for details.†3% purchase financing offered by TD Financing for 84 months on 2010 GMC Sierra OAC by TD Finance. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 3% APR, monthly payment is $132.13 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,099.17, total obligation is $11,099.17. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Freight $1350 license, insurance, registration, fees associated with filing at movable property/PPSA administration fees, duties and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See your newspaper or GMC dealer for details. Dealer trade may be required. Limited quantities of certain 2010 models available. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate Program in whole or in part at any time without notice.◊U.S. Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). For more information on safety ratings, go to▼Based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.¥ Smart Purchase™ financing is available on approved credit through Ally Credit. Eligible vehicles: 2010/2011 MY new or demonstrator Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac. Dealer order (2011MY only) or trade may be required. Limited quantities of certain 2010 models. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada. Payments amortized over a term of up to 84 months. At months 47-49 or 59-61customer may: (i) exercise option to return vehicle for sale to Ally Credit if applicable conditions met, including payment of $199 disposal fee and any excess wear/km charges; (ii) continue at initial payment amount for remainder of term; or (iii) trade-in vehicle to dealer. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles, including deferred payment offers. GMCL or Ally Credit may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your dealer for details. ▼▼To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) receive Government confirmation of vehicle eligibility under the Retire Your Ride (“RYR”) Program, supported by The Government of Canada, and turn in a 1995 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 6 months (12 months in B.C.); (2) turn in a 1995 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under (i) a small business name for the last 6 months or (ii) your name for the last 6 months in B.C.; or (3) turn in a 1996 through 2003 MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 6 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2010 or 2011 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1 and December 30, 2010. Ineligible vehicles: Chevrolet Aveo, 2010 MY Chevrolet Cobalt, 2011 MY Buick Regal, Chevrolet Cruze and Cadillac CTS Coupe, and Medium Duty trucks. Incentive ranges from $750 to $3,000, depending on model purchased.  Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. If you successfully complete the RYR Program, you will be eligible for a $300 cash incentive from the Canadian Government. Residents of Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut are excluded from the RYR Program and are therefore ineligible for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive. Some conditions apply. Visit for more information.##$1,000 is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive).  Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,200 ($10,000 plus $1,200 applicable taxes).  After applying $1,000 credit, after tax price is $10,200 ($885 reduced purchase price plus $115 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $885 reduction from the purchase price and the $115 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price.  $1,000 credit available to current owners a Buick/ Cadillac/ Chevrolet/ GMC vehicle registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months and who are not eligible for the Discontinued Brand Owner Loyalty, Van Owner Loyalty, or Lease Bucks programs.  Credit may be applied towards the purchase/finance/lease of an eligible new 2009/2010/2011 Model Year Buick/Cadillac/Chevrolet/GMC vehicle, delivered between October 19 – December 30th, 2010. Ineligible vehicles: Aveo, Cobalt, Cruze, all Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer vehicles, and medium duty trucks.  Offer is transferable to a family member living within same household (proof of address required). Dealer may request documentation and contact GM to verify eligibility.  Offer may not be redeemed for cash or combined with certain other consumer incentives.  See dealer for details.  GM reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. ÅBased on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes other GM vehicles.



No Payments


UP TO Cash Credits it IIncluding l di up to t $11,500 500 H Holiday lid Bonus* ††






















HWY:11.4L/100KM  25MPG CITY: 15.9L/100KM  18MPG

Shown wit with no-charge accessory package.


FINANCING Denali shown with no-charge accessory package.








3 %










HWY:10L/100KM  28MPG CITY: 14.1L/100KM  20MPG 



Call Bob Brown Buick GMC at 250-493-7121, or visit us at 1010 Westminster Avenue West, Penticton. [License #7241]

Penticton Western News  
Penticton Western News  

November 10, 2010 Edition