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VOL.44

ISSUE 104

W E D N E S DAY, D E C E M B E R 2 9 , 2 0 1 0

TOUGH SLEDDING — Emily Trupp of Penticton manages to take advantage of some of the remaining snow before it disappeared to get in a few more runs at the Wiltse Elementary School hill. Cooler temperatures and snow are in the forecast. Mark Brett/Western News

Osoyoos mayor sees progress on milfoil KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The milfoil washing up on Osoyoos beach is a good thing, according to the town’s mayor and Okanagan Basin Water Board chair Stu Wells. “We have had such a successful year in our winter program, and because of that success there has been quite a bit of milfoil washed up on beaches,” said Wells. “Initially people were inquiring about it and whose responsibility it is. It washing up on the beaches is actually a sign of a very good thing.” The OBWB is putting in extra hours this winter trying to get ahead of the outbreak of

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a lot of questions from the American side of Osoyoos Lake. They have the same problems down there and they ask for information and if they could contract us to control it. We haven’t answered all those questions yet.” While the summer program is a cosmetic control and used for swimming and boating safety, Wells said it does have one benefit. If the milfoil is raked and put on people’s gardens, they are assured a beautiful, rich compost in time for spring. “With last summer’s significant harvesting on the lake, water board staff ended up with more requests for the material than they could fill,” said Wells, who invites people to use the nutrient-rich material in their yards.

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Triathlete making strides toward recovery KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

A local professional triathlete who miraculously survived a head-on collision last month continues to make strides towards her recovery and now is at home. Janelle Morrison was struck head-on by a minivan that crossed the centre line on Nov. 21 while driving from Penticton to Calgary. The accident took place near Revelstoke and left the athlete with multiple fractures to her arms, legs, ribs and pelvis. She also suffered internal organ damage. Morrison had been heading to a spin-a-thon fundraiser in Calgary. “I was stoked,” writes Morrison in her blog of the fundraiser. “But, I will be honest in that I felt some strong intuitive waves that morning. I did not feel comfortable driving that day. For someone who hops in their car and drives to the States at the drop of a hat, this was abnormal for me. But something was wrong. I actually made a few phone calls in Kelowna and said I may come home and drive another day, but after a cup of coffee and a snack I ceased to follow my intuition and just set out towards what I had planned for the day. Had I only known.” Morrison writes the last thing she remembers is pulling into a Tim Hortons in Sicamous. About 30 minutes later a minivan crossed the centre line and Morrison’s vehicle was thrown down a 30-foot embankment. “Apparently I sat in the car for a few hours while several paramedics — whom I have so much to be thankful for — sat with me and helped as much as possible as we continued to wait for help. Apparently I was lucid during the time, although I remember nothing, and I was able to give out phone numbers and such. Wild. The steering wheel had to be cut off to get me out and I was eventually extracted from a massive hole in the roof of the car. Like I said, I am glad I do not remember,” writes Morrison.

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JANELLE MORRISON of Penticton competes in the 2010 Subaru Ironman Canada race in this file photo. Morrison was severely injured in a car accident in November. However, she has since been released from hospital and is at home recovering.

The athlete was put into a medically induced coma while undergoing multiple surgeries, starting with her diaphragm which had been shoved up into her chest. She broke her pelvis, ribs and tibia, punctured a lung, broke her radius which had to have a plate and screws placed in it for now, and broke her femur in five places which needed a metal rod placed in it. Doctors said it was her high fitness level that kept her alive. “My body is injured, but intact, and I am so

grateful for it,” writes Morrison. “I have everything to work with and I just need to take it one day at a time. I am not paralyzed. I am not brain injured. And it is literally just one step at a time in getting back to where I was and beyond. I will get there.” Jenny Ayres, a close friend of Morrison’s, said there is a long road ahead between Morrison’s bed and getting back to the starting line. Ayres has no doubt her friend will get there.

“She is a tough competitor and is planning to make a full recovery. And those who know Janelle believe she’s going to blow away all rehab timeline predictions and have an amazing comeback story,” said Ayres. Morrison, a former Calgary schoolteacher, moved to Penticton to pursue her dream of becoming a professional triathlete. She posted a first place amateur win at Ironman Canada in 2008 and has since placed third, fifth and eighth in her debut races as an Ironman professional. “Morrison represents so many of us who follow the dream of fulfilling our potential. Janelle passionately believes that amateur sport is vital to healthy individuals and communities. She recognizes that without community support she would have not achieved all that she has to date,” said Ayres. It is why Morrison has chosen KidSport as an organization she wants to support in the Jan. 15 Spin for Janelle fundraiser to be held at the Okanagan Hockey School gym from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which features an auction and raffle, will also help support Morrison’s rehab and return to Ironman racing. KidSport offers local children opportunities to be involved in community sport by helping to cover registration fees for those who might otherwise not have the means to participate. Those interested in registering to ride, or in donating funds, goods or services, are asked to contact Ayres or Tracey McQuair at jmspinathon@gmail.com. Registration is by a minimum donation of $25 and riders can spin on stationary bikes or wind trainers for one to five hours. Interested participants can also drop their registration off at Peach City Runners and Adventure Sports at 212 Main St. Spectators are welcome to the Jan. 15 spin-a-thon and hourly raffle prizes, free food, drinks and nutrition, live entertainment, yoga and an onsite auction of items and packages will occur. To follow Morrison’s recovery visit her blog at www.janellemorrison.com.

Council sets table for downtown boutique restaurant BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Penticton will be getting a new boutique restaurant in its downtown core. Despite the concerns of several Lakeshore Towers residents who live across the street, city council voted unanimously last week to allow local developer Rob Milanovic to build a four-storey building at 93 Winnipeg St. which will include eight residential units and a 50-seat street-level restaurant with a small patio. Due to a covenant volunteered by Milanovic, the restaurant will stop taking guests at 10 p.m. and close by 11 p.m. The promised covenant, relatively small layout of the restaurant and other concessions made

by Milanovic did little to ease the concerns of those from the Lakeshore Towers who showed up at the council meeting. The main ones being noise (particularly at night), traffic and parking — all issues residents said are already burdensome and would only be made worse by the addition of a dining room. “It is an absolutely horrible place to put a restaurant,” summed up Lakeshore Towers resident Robert Offer. Sympathetic to residents’ concerns, most on council said they did not think the establishment Milanovic wanted to open would add to the noise problems in the neighbourhood, while parking and traffic was considered to be a problem that most growing cities struggle with in their downtowns.

“The developer and planning staff has asked for the restaurant to have a covenant on it for 10 p.m. which is contrary to what we would normally do because most restaurants can stay open all night,” said Coun. Mike Pearce. “So that will take away a considerable amount of any potential income that might occur after those hours, other than people who walk in the door at 9:55 p.m.” Coun. Judy Sentes agreed, pointing out that the restaurant would not operate like a neighbourhood pub. Pearce said he believed the noise issues generated on Winnipeg Street in the summer had more to due with “alcohol-induced kids as opposed to restaurant goers.” Pearce said council should investigate whether a fire pit located on Okanagan Beach in front

of the Lakeshore Towers was contributing to the problem. “I think that we should probably be reviewing the location of that particular fire pit because if it is causing that much problems to that many people that should be dealt with,” he said. “I am still at a loss because we have a very expensive police station beside it and the police have been told to monitor it and obviously that is not happening.” Council voted 5-1 to have staff look at possible moving the fire pit, with only Coun. Garry Litke opposed, because he said he has never approved of having fire pits on the beach and thinks they all should be removed. After the vote, Mayor Dan Ashton said the city will look at addressing all of the residents’ complaints.

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Trust fund established to aid teen’s rehabilitation KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

This Christmas Ruby Gold is just thankful her son is alive — about two months ago she wasn’t so sure that would happen. On Oct. 29 Penticton teen Nick Golder and a group of friends decided to responsibly celebrate a friend’s birthday by renting a limo bus to chauffeur them to Kelowna.

On the way back to Penticton the 19-yearold got out of the bus near Peachland at Antler’s Beach to stretch his legs with the rest of the group. Unbeknownst to the others, Nick had ran across the highway to relieve himself. Minutes later a driver of a GMC SUV stopped nearby after he thought he had struck a deer and asked the limo passengers to call the police as his

vehicle was no longer operational. This is when the group realized Nick was missing. “This kid wasn’t even expected to live, I mean he was hit by a truck and found 30 metres away in a ditch. It is a miracle he was found alive. It is a miracle how he is doing after all the surgeries he has made it through,” said Gloria Scott, whose son is best friends with Nick.

“This is a story of hope, faith, love and support.” The teen was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital where he was put on life support and was in a coma. Having broken almost every bone in his body, he also underwent open heart surgery, suffered a collapsed lung and had to have an emergency tracheotomy. He recently was brought back to Penticton Regional

“This kid wasn’t even expected to live, I mean he was hit by a truck and found 30 metres away in a ditch. It is a miracle he was found alive.” — Gloria Scott Nick’s supportseen when it all happened and the support ers hope that continues Nick Golder that came out for this and have set up a trust Hospital and last week kid, it was phenomenal. fund for him at CIBC. was taken out of the Everybody has just ral- Fighting back tears, Intensive Care Unit. lied behind him,” said Scott explained Nick’s “If you would have Scott. mom is trying to remain strong while working split shifts in order to spend time with her son at the hospital. It is expected his road to rehab will be long and hard. The money from the trust fund will help Nick get the proper care and possibly be treated at a rehab centre. “His mom wants to let everyone know that he is improving every day. He is going to need lots of physiotherapy and we basically want people to know that he is doing better and the trust fund is open if they want to help,” said Scott. While Nick is allowed visits from friends and family at the hospital, Scott explained at times it can be overwhelming for him. He recognizes people, offering a smile when he is up to it, and when he has the strength Nick can loudly whisper a few words. Scott said during a holiday visit over the weekend Nick’s condition continued to improve and he is able to use both of his hands. His group of supUltra Grip Ice porters are also planning a bottle drive on Jan. 7 Car/Minivan and 8. Those wanting to drop off their bottles can do so between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 690 Latimer St. A charity pool tournament is also in the planning stages with more details to be released at a later time.

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Opinion

PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS December 29, 2010

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: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

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he presents have all been unwrapped and the frantic Boxing Day hunt for deals is now behind us. For many, all that’s left to do is calculate their new level of debt. In buying homes or cars simply because interest rates are low right now, the debt-amassing public is rolling the dice that rate hikes either won’t come soon or won’t affect them. In commenting on Canadians’ growing debt, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney said interest rate changes, when they come — and they will, eventually — can be brutal and far-reaching. “Cheap money is not a long-term growth strategy,” he said. His words hint that Canada could be heading down the same road that set off the recent global financial crisis. As Carney says, we’re not out of the woods yet. That means we as consumers — especially those paying down mortgages — need to combine fiscal restraint with common sense. Setting aside money to cover off the initial pain of a rate hike isn’t a bad plan, and if you feel a binding urge to buy that big-screen TV, make sure you can pay for it. Even a half-point jump in the Bank of Canada rate can have dramatic effects on the amount you pay out. And let’s not forget that Canada’s annual inflation rate was higher in 2010 than it’s been in two years, at 2.4 per cent. While our levels of debt are growing, the picture isn’t all bleak. Investment firm BMO Nesbitt Burns says our net worth is growing at a faster rate than our debt — people are saving more and investments are growing again. Nonetheless, our personal debtload is a barometer of our financial health. Getting it under control before the big one hits could be the best belated Christmas present we as consumers can give ourselves heading into the new year.

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The year of the independent MLA

he year 2010 will find a place in B.C. history for several things, from the triumphant Olympics to the abrupt resignations of Premier Gordon Campbell and NDP leader Carole James. But it’s another development that could prove more significant. Not only were the province’s two main political leaders shaken loose, the whole structure of party politics has undergone what may be a permanent shift. Suddenly there are four independent MLAs in the B.C. legislature. In 2009, Vicki Huntington was elected as such in Delta South, which could be written off as an oddity of an insular community. But this year, Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom quit the B.C. Liberal cabinet and caucus over the harmonized sales tax. Then Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was expelled from the NDP caucus for criticizing James and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett was booted out of the B.C. Liberal cabinet and caucus for breaking ranks over Campbell’s leadership. Simpson and Bennett were widely seen as being punished for saying what many were

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thinking — that their party leaders had become liabilities. Simpson has taken things a step further. He has given up his NDP membership, reasoning that a new leader won’t change the fundamental problem. And that is the party system itself. It’s no mystery why half of eligible voters didn’t bother to cast a ballot in 2009, Simpson says. Their disgust can be understood by anyone who knocks on doors to campaign. They all promise the same thing, he says: “… send me to Victoria. I will represent you. I will break that cycle of going down to Victoria, then coming back and telling you

what’s good for you.” But then the two dominant parties, the NDP and the coalition currently known as the B.C. Liberals, impose their policies. MLAs are “whipped,” an unusually truthful bit of parliamentary jargon, to follow the party line. A majority means absolute power, held tightly in the premier’s office. Huntington proved that independents can get elected. Since then, she says she has seen the negative effects of party politics up close. She was appointed to the standing committee on Crown corporations. In a year and a half it has yet to meet. Committees that do meet are controlled by a government majority. Opposition MLAs ask only negative questions, turning the committee into the same kind of Punch-and-Judy show one sees in question period. It’s all about scoring partisan points, not solving problems. Why would the public take it seriously? Simpson has been pleasantly surprised about his sudden transition to independent MLA. The rules allow him two staffers at the legislature,

instead of a share of opposition resources that mainly serve the leader’s priorities. Now when he takes a constituency problem to a cabinet minister, he is no longer viewed as a member of the enemy camp that is trying to unseat the government. They can actually talk about solutions. Lekstrom has been sitting in on a series of meetings with B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls over the problems of the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Peace country. In short, the ALR makes no sense up there and is actually pushing people out of farming. As an independent, Lekstrom can work on that without worrying about an uninformed backlash from the populous south. Bennett, like Lekstrom, occupies a constituency on the Alberta border with an independent streak as wide as the main street. Both are seen as heroes at home, and if they ran as independents in 2013 they would probably do better without the party baggage. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Leadership hopeful follows road to ruin

It will be wonderfully easy to personally eliminate one Liberal leadership candidate from the plethora of ambitious power-seekers advancing their positions. Mr. Kevin Falcon represents our first reject based solely on the Western News article of Dec. 17. It is not easy for a taxpayer to hear a former cabinet minister openly boast about the vast sums of tax dollars he has blown on questionable projects. It is worse when he and his ilk continue to refer hypocritically to those expenditures as “investments.” Mr. Falcon boasts that he spent “hundreds of millions of dollars on the Highway 97 corridor alone.” Never mind the questionable value of these massive expenditures for a tiny section of that highway, he now promises to cut loose on Highway 3. These people seem to view blowing massive dollar amounts

Chamber executive in question

I attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting on Dec. 15. I have never been so astonished in my life. The meeting was to begin with the chamber’s lawyer explaining the legal opinion that was sought by the past executive. The lawyer did not show up to the meeting, and no explanation was provided in regards to the documents sitting clearly on the table. The one I could see was dated Nov. 17. Throughout the election process, I questioned what I thought to be bylaw infractions. I was promised answers once the legal opinion was received. I have now been told by Cary Schneiderat that this is ‘board business’. Amongst my concerns was the legality of Charles Cornell continuing on the board without being elected. The bylaws clearly state that when one is appointed to the executive (VP in this case) mid term, the appointment ends at the next AGM. These same rules would apply to the president-elect. The second item on the agenda was the election of the vice-president. Repeated requests by board members to Cary to indicate whether he was going to follow the bylaws and become past-president received the same answer: “We are voting on vice-president. I do not see why it matters what I am doing.” I sat there watching a table full of directors speaking to a wall. Finally a vote went forward for VP and the non-elected board member is now the new VP. Next, Cary announced he would move to pastpresident. So now another election, this time for president. Keith Bevington was nominated and after several calls for nominations, Jason Cox was nominated. The vote was 8-7 for Jason, after the first round of votes ended in a tie. The meeting then went in camera, so I left. Once in the parking lot, I realized that Jason was not even a member of the board any longer. He was no longer past-president and should not have been a contender for president, nor should he have been able to vote. Everything was so tense and manipulative no one could see what was happening. The bottom line is now the chamber sits with an executive that consists of three possibly illegal officers (two non-elected and one not moving position after one year). The one that is legal

as some sort of abstraction rather than spending the product of sweaty labour. Mr. Falcon’s cherished short borehole through almost impossible terrain cost one hard-working taxpayer’s annual labour for each $1,900 spent. Think about this: For each $100 million spent of that little stretch of Highway 97 north of Summerland, 52,631 people worked a full year to provide the taxes to pay for that negligible time-saving tourist facilitation. Now, Mr. Falcon proposes the same for Highway 3, one of the least used highways in North America. Somehow 157,893 man-years of tax production are considered an insignificant trade off for a marginal revenue increase for some of the motel owners and restaurants located in perhaps five towns. The only other equally appalling logic occurred when a recent mayor of Osoyoos called, in all seriousness, for a widening a Highway

appears to not follow through on promises and won’t tell what he is up to. If you are a chamber member, you should be screaming mad. Barb Hoolaeff Penticton

The good old days

How accurate is this: We was brung up proper. And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993. Congratulations to all who were born in the 1930’s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. First we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer. Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright-coloured lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on our medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat-belts or air bags. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Take-out food was limited to fish and chips. No pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC or Subway. Even though all the shops closed at 6 p.m. and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death. We shared one soft drink with our friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy toffees, gob stoppers, bubble gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because we were outside playing. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were OK. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old buggies and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we had forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in riverbeds with match cars. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo, Wii, X-Box, no video games at all, no 999 channels on Sky, no video/DVD films, no mobile phones, no

3 because there was so little traffic upon it. Logic expenditures march to very different drummers. Although I maintain an economic interest in the Princeton Copper Mine development, one could never, in good conscience, contemplate advocating a massive public highway expenditure to marginally facilitate the moving of ore concentrate by truck on this highway. The taxpayer is already massively enslaved in support of the tourist businesses; let us not add an additional layer. In summary, if any politician wants to “invest” the next 158,000 years of his taxpaying life on a highway boondoggle, he has our blessing. But please, I beg of you, stop “investing” the industrious taxpayers’ labour into uneconomic daydreams. John and Rosemary Thomas Twin Lakes

personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms. We had friends and we went outside and found them. We fell out of trees, got cuts, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. Only girls had pierced ears. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You could only buy Easter eggs and hot cross buns at Easter time. We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays. We road bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the back door or rang the bell or just yelled for them. Mom didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet. Soccer, football or baseball had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that. Getting onto the team was based on merit. Our teachers hit us with pointers, rulers or “the strap”, and bullies always ruled the playground at school. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like Kiora and Blade and Ridge and Vanilla. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And if you are one of them, congratulations. You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they know how brave their parents were. John Wylie Okanagan Falls

Deceptive use of fees

Despite my numerous enquiries, I note that there has been no response from any politician as to the legality of the .05 BAC “fees”. When the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was being written, one of the considered legal precedents was the United States Bill of Rights, which influenced the text of the Canadian Charter in reference to the extent of rights in a common law, democratic system and how bills of rights should be enforced by the courts. I remain very concerned with the current policy in British Columbia of giving police

officers judicial authority to impose punishment before a legal defence is initiated. The BC Liberal government may label these fines as “fees” in an attempt to circumvent the Criminal Code punishments (fines) as imposed in all other provinces, but this is an insult to the intelligence of our citizens. Sometimes “fees” are attempted to be used to whitewash what are actually penalties or taxes. The state of Virginia’s now-repealed “Civil Remedial Fees” was actually a tax on drivers for certain types of traffic-law violations. No different than the current B.C. “fees”. I believe that this, by law, is defined as “deceptive use”. That is why this was repealed in Virginia, and should be repealed here. I am not a constitutional expert, nor do I have an extensive legal background. As a matter of fact, I have never met an “expert”. Put four professionals of any background in the same room, and it has been my experience that the inevitable result will be four different “expert” opinions. I call upon any Liberal MLA, any lawyer, any administrator, or any other qualified person to assure B.C. citizens that the applying of these “fees” is legal and would survive a challenge in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. I look forward to a legal response. Patrick MacDonald Penticton

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I am impressed that city staff has disclosed the 2011 property taxes to be generated from new construction. This has always been hidden from taxpayers in previous years and used as a slush fund to fund miscellaneous items. I am surprised that the amount of property taxes to be generated from new construction has dropped to $250,000 for 2011. The drop in new construction compared to prior years will be felt by Penticton taxpayers when the tax notices are received. My estimate of $300,000 was obviously high, or staff does not have the 2011 assessments for new construction. I would have hoped that council would have allowed the petition against the $1.7 million borrowing by the water fund to play out. If the individuals spearheading the petition had succeeded, it would have sent a message to council that the taxpayers are prepared to speak up and demand accountability from council. I would also like the mayor and council to adopt a new year’s resolution to never again use the term “We should have done a better job of presenting information to the Penticton taxpayers.” Council needs to adopt a policy of going the extra mile to be sure that taxpayers are fully informed of all policies and tax issues affecting the pocketbooks of Penticton taxpayers.

Different school of thought

Re: Trustee questions school district policy on religion. Tom Siddon has told me exactly why we need to keep our children free from religion in our schools. They teach dogma that is contrary to all rational human thought. Man has become the dominant animal on the planet today because of his ability to adapt and evolve to the rapidly changing climates, geography and human migration in the world. We humans have the ability to think. Species who could not adapt rapidly — for example the dinosaurs — were left in the dust — quite literally. Everyone seeks answers, but when a wonderful understanding (evolution) stares us in the face that shows the exquisiteness of God’s plan, there are ignorant humans who reject it in favour of a stone age tribe’s understanding of the world where God is reduced to the status of a magician. Are we supposed to follow the path of Middle Eastern tribes who lived in a remote dessert battling and killing their neighbours and stealing each other’s women for slaves and concubines? I hope not. We have evolved in our understanding of human nature since the times of Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Joseph Smith. We have evolved to include all genders in our concepts and leadership. To include other cultures, religions and indigenous people from around our world — all of whom have had their unique experiences that have helped them formulate their religions and phil-

If taxpayers have been ripped off in the past 20 years in being forced to pay property taxes for an excessive workforce, council should be looking at a tax reduction for 2011. Council needs to explain to taxpayers how they intend to bring the budget down to an amount that is competitive with other municipalities. Council needs to explain the new buzz word “unsustainable” to the Penticton taxpayers. To the group of three council members that vote and pass every spending matter, the time is now for a new year’s resolution to protect the interests of the Penticton taxpayers. Enough is enough and it is time to get your hands out of the pockets of Penticton taxpayers. Hopefully, taxpayers will note how the group of three council members vote on financial matters and they will make a change in the makeup of council at the next election. To all Penticton residents, have a great festive season and hopefully council will present you with a budget that is under control. Taxpayers need to demand less if we ever hope to gain control of the city budget. Ted Wiltse Penticton

osophies to survive in sometimes harsh and remote environments. The point is religion has it wrong when it has a dogma that is unyielding. And when things do not yield, they snap like the oak versus the willow. Religions have had great insights and have often been the platform for innovative human thought. But human thought did not stop 4,500 years ago or 2,000 years ago or 1,300 years ago or 200 years ago. Religion that stifles our ability to think creatively, logically or analytically because it contravenes some perceived dogma, will aid and abet the downfall of mankind. We cannot teach religious dogma in schools. Dave Johnson Penticton

Tip for the tipper

Since I submitted the letter on how a local restaurant denied their server all the tips, I have received several calls. Everyone is wanting to know the name of the establishment. One letter submitted stated the food was not good, but no that was not the reason for the letter. The food was great, it is the management that is in question here. I would love to continue to go there to eat, but their labour practices are in question. Why can’t the server give you your bill with a total of each order, then one can decide how much to leave for a gratuity. Just having eight pop and eight dinner with no amount total for each diner is not right for the consumer. Penticton is a tourist destination

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and the local people like dining out, but the people I have spoken to will not dine at this place. I hesitate to name it as I am not sure of legal ramifications. Once again the food is good, but until the management can restructure the poor business ethics I will not eat there. I called the manager and told him I was submitting a letter and he was very rude. Yelling at employees or customers is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. Judie Johnson Okanagan Falls

An act of faith

The faith shown by David Mercier is truly amazing (Western News Dec. 17). That faith is in himself, in that he knows, “for a fact,” that only a small minority are offended by Christmas for reasons that make no sense.” However, does he know for a fact how many are offended by Christmas for reasons that do make sense? As to others of different beliefs celebrating Christmas “in their own way,” this may be so, but what about agnostics and atheists? Does Mr. Mercier’s factual knowledge extend to the possibility that they might feel offended? How can he write off whole categories of people calling their feelings an “illusion”? Furthermore, a person can be born in this country with a multigenerational Canadian background and still not profess the Christian faith or any other. Joy Lang Penticton

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Kyle Anderson knows exactly what he’s going to be doing on New Year’s Eve this year. Then again, he knows what he plans to do on New Year’s for the next several years. On Friday, he’s going to be breaking in the new year as he has done for the last five years, leading the Amazing Rubber Band at what he bills as a Penticton tradition, the Amazing New Year’s Eve, hosted this year at the Ramada Inn. And they won’t be alone entertaining at the party, which gets underway at 6 p.m. and runs to 1 a.m. “Not one but two bands, and Nathalie Lewis’ group About Time … they are a tremendous group,” he said. After About Time kicks things off, following their opening set with some soft dinner music, it’s time for the games to begin. Literally. “We do Name That Tune … and then the grown up version of musical chairs, which can be a bit of a bloodsport,” Anderson jokes. After a final set of dance music, the Rubber Band takes over and plays right through New Year’s, until the party wraps up at 1 a.m. The band formerly played the grand ballroom at New Year for several years, until the Lakeside Resort changed their approach. That was when Anderson and company decided to go it on their own and produced the first Amazing New Year’s Eve in 2005. “We produce the show, we’re not hired by anybody. This is our own endeavour,” he said, admitting it was pretty scary the first time out, taking on all the expenses of producing the event. A former radio personality and DJ,

Anderson’s talent for promoting himself and the band has served them well, contributing to the success of their annual event. “That’s not a bad wall,” he said, indicating a wall covered in Best of the Okanagan awards. While he makes a regular income from his efforts, he admits that being in the music business hasn’t made him wealthy. “You can be rich or you can be famous,” Anderson jokes about working the local scene. “And everybody knows who I am.” But Anderson loves the music. Calling it the universal language, he said it’s a thread that has run through his life, both performing, on radio or as a DJ. “When I was 10 years old, I started playing guitar,” said the life-long Pentictonite. By 14, Anderson was playing guitar on stage, after being asked to join his brother’s band, Company of Strangers, which hung together until the late ‘70s. But then, Anderson put music performance away, getting into radio and DJ work, winning an award from Billboard magazine in 1979, when he was 19, for best disco DJ in the Vancouver area. “I had sorely neglected my music through the ‘80s,” he said, talking of his years as a morning man on the radio, and his work as a DJ. In 1991, he left regular radio work behind, forming a new group, Straight Ahead Fred, which lasted until 1996. Soon after, he formed the first version of the Amazing Rubber Band, which has been going now for 13 years. “Most bands don’t have that kind of lifespan,” said Anderson, pointing out that Steve Jones has been with the group for 11 of those years and Gary Knippelberg, their newest member, has been part of the show for

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five years. “I have no desire to take this band anywhere outside of the local area. We like to be the best party band in town, that’s what we are,” he said. “Our age demographic is comfortably 40 plus, and we love it.” Part of the secret to the success of the band, besides Anderson’s relentless self-promotion, is knowing what the audience wants. “From DJing in clubs for so long, I learned the psychology of the dance floor. Play to the women,” he said. “Guys have to ask women to dance, they are the ones to make the decision whether they are going to dance are not. “What do you want? Do you want to make a musical statement, or do you want to dance with the pretty lady on the dance floor?” Tickets for Amazing New Year’s Eve are available by calling the Ramada front desk 250-492-8926.

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- 29 vehicle break-ins - November 1st a 35 year old male and a 33 year old female were spotted breaking into a vehicle in the SOEC parking lot by an off-duty RCMP officer. They were arrested and are currently on bail awaiting court. There was an increase in vehicle break-ins in neighbourhoods in the south of the city this month, with electronics such as GPS devices and iPods being the most commonly targeted property. - 7 residential B&Es - 4 commercial B&Es

If you have any information about these incidents or any other crime please contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DISCLAIMER: This document is the property of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen RCMP. Statistics are based on police reports derived directly from PRIME-BC and should be considered preliminary, as they do not represent official statistics submitted to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as per UCR II scoring guidelines. Maps and statistics are based on founded occurrences only, and do not reflect incidents which were determined, upon police attendance, to be unfounded or unsubstantiated. Maps and statistics reflect only the most serious offence on each file. Maps may not display all reported property crimes for the given time period.

DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@telus.net or 250-498-4959. PEACHCITYTOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-486-0601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-7708093. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m.

TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250492-7623 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more information. F ALLS O KANAGAN SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Monday in the hall, at 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 492-5400. Penticton AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous Pizza from 4 to 7 p.m. Free musical bingo at 7 p.m. Prizes. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St.

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has a New Year’s party with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner by Beijing at 7 p.m. and live music. Champagne and snacks at midnight. Tickets are $15 available at bar. Tickets not sold at the door. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall of 1197 Main St. 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 information. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS A New Years EVE dinner and dance with Buzz Byer. P ENTICTON P UBLIC LIBRARY is open for business during the holiday season. Regular hours include Dec. 24 until 3 p.m., Dec. 28 to 31. The Library is closed Dec. 25 to 27 and Jan. 1. The Library will be open seven days a week starting in January: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The first Sunday is scheduled for Jan. 2, 1 to 5 p.m.


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Learning the Finnish language has been a challenge on and off the ice for Denver Manderson. Though when a coach gets upset and yells, it’s universal. “You definitely get the gist if he’s not happy with you no matter what language he’s speaking,” joked Manderson of HeKi coach Janne Sinkkonen. “Our coach speaks a little bit of English and he translates some things.” The former Penticton Vees captain’s pro career began with a brief fivegame stint with EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, where he scored a goal and two points. When the team found more experienced players, Manderson landed in Finland playing for HeKi in the Finland 2 league, which is a feeder system to the SM-Liiga and is a development team for the Pelicans. Away from the rink, Manderson has adjusted to having more free time. When Manderson isn’t watching movies on his laptop, he hangs out with the younger players on the team and plays guitar. “That’s the way we kill our days,” said Manderson, via Skype prior to the Christmas break. “With the older guys with families, they will have the younger guys over for dinner. A lot of guys understand what it’s like to be young and on your own. I’m the only North American on the team. It’s a little different for me. Guys are pretty understanding that I’m a long way from home. They want all their teammates to be comfortable and happy away from the rink. That results in playing well and wins. Finnish people are really nice.” While Manderson will never be mistaken for Emeril Legasse in the kitchen, he has learned to cook for himself and has a teammate who does. “My Italian buddy, he’s good in the kitchen,” said Manderson. “We play a lot of pool as well. We have a beer and play pool. The loser has to make dinner the next day. I’m a bit of a better pool player than him.” Ordering food in restaurants is a challenge because he can’t read the

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DENVER MANDERSON ,middle, has enjoyed his experience playing in Finland despite some language barriers that have created challenges. Manderson has 25 points in 31 games with HeKi.

menu. He encounters the same problem with street signs. Trips to the grocery store are an adventure as it takes him an hour and a half to shop. “They don’t really have any of the same brands of food,” he said. “A lot of trial and error goes on. “There’s a lot of things that you take for granted that you don’t even think of,” he added. Manderson hasn’t invested in a Finnish to English book and said that his Italian friend, who has been playing in Finland for four years, still isn’t able to speak the language. “When I was in Austria they speak German and that was a much easier language to pick up,” said Manderson, whose brown locks spring out from under his cap. “Just the way they pronounce letters. You can tell what some things are on a menu and such.” Keeping in touch with friends has been easier. “Skype is huge,” he said. “I talk to them (parents) quite often. Time change is really tough, especially when we’re playing (three games a week). I can’t imagine when guys used to come over to Europe like 20 years ago when they used to write post cards to their family. I don’t know how

they did that.” Things have been better on the ice. Manderson is considered one of the go-to-guys as he’s tied for the team lead in points with 25 in 31 games. Having 14 goals puts him at the top. He’s adjusted to play as the country plays more of a Canadian game compared to Austria. “The bigger ice changes the game and just the way the strategy and stuff like that is completely different,” said Manderson, adding that playing on an Olympic ice surface has helped his skating. “It forces you to become more mobile and work on your skating because it’s a long way down and back.” Like most players, Manderson’s goal is to play at the highest level possible. His focus with HeKi is to have a good year and help the team win. The Fergus, Ont., native feels he’s accomplishing that. “I’m sure that will create lots of opportunity for myself,” said Manderson. Injuries limited Manderson to 31 and 34 games his first two seasons with the Vees until he played 50 in his final season. With a surgicallyrepaired shoulder much stronger, Manderson was a dangerous sniper scoring 40 goals. In Finland, he said it’s a little different finding holes to beat

goalies. “You have to hit your spots a little more,” said Manderson. “In junior you can kind of pick which half of the net and maybe not shoot it exactly where you want it but it will still go in. You can’t really score from far out. You got to get some traffic or get in tight or make a move or deke or something.” Manderson has impressed his European coaches according to his agent Michael O’Rafferty. “Ownership with top team is happy with him,” said O’Rafferty. “They couldn’t believe how well he could shoot.” O’Rafferty, who owns Kaizen Sports International and represents former NHLer Ric Jackman and is an assistant GM for the Penticton Lakers, was able to sell Pierre Page, a former coach with the Quebec Nordiques and Calgary Flames, on his client by comparing Manderson’s 20-year-old stats to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak and Kyle Greentree when they were 20 in the league. “He had better stats then Bozak and Greentree,” said O’Rafferty. Because there were more experienced players available at the time,

EC Red Bull Salburg let Manderson go. “Denver is relatively unproven at that level,” said O’Rafferty, who developed a relationship with Manderson through Vees coachGM Fred Harbinson and then assistant coach Dave Small. “Usually they have guys who have played in the NHL. Where Denver is playing now is considered the best pro development league in Europe. The Finns are really good hockey players. He is developing quite well there.” What O’Rafferty likes about his client is his commitment to the sport and that he’s caring. To understand how committed Manderson has been to hockey, he missed his high school grad and prom to work on his game. “He is always looking to help others,” he said. “Not looking for compliments. Denver will always be the same guy.” And that is because of his upbringing from his parents who kept him well grounded, he said. “His mom owns Dynamic Therapy Solutions and his dad is a millwright.”

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When talking about Joel Moorman, Dustin Hyde said that Moorman is “probably unmatched by most guys.” There is one who gives him a good push — his brother Ty. “We are pretty competitive,” said Moorman of his basketball relationship with his younger sibling, who has a height advantage. “He has come along very well. He’s a good player.” Joel has the advantage in their battles but insists that’s only because of the experience factor. “He’s coming along pretty fast,” added Moorman. “If he keeps it up he will give me a run for my money.” The comments from Hyde, the Pen High Lakers senior boys basketball coach, comes from the fact Moorman is six-foot-four. “He’s been putting in a lot of time. He’s probably the strongest guy on our team and he has been working really hard on his game,” said Hyde. “When we first met Joel in Grade 9, he was pretty much a low-post player.

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He’d get the ball inside and just muscle it up.” Moorman has since worked on his perimeter game. Hyde wants to see Moorman work on his outside game, passing and become a good leader to the Grade 11s. “That is something he needs to work on to be a better player,” said Hyde. “His goal is to go play college basketball next year.” Hyde said as long as Moorman and the coaching staff work on different areas together, Moorman should have no troubles reaching that level. What Hyde likes about Moorman is that he’s a hard worker. “He is super competitive,” said Hyde. “Because he is so strong he gives it all. He is uncanny at getting steals. For a big guy you wouldn’t think he is that quick. He has a very good sense of where the ball is and getting great steals.” While Moorman missed the first eight games with an ankle injury, he likes how the Lakers season is going. “As a team, we have lots of potential, we are coming together really well,” said Moorman, who scored 11 points in a 94-51 loss to the Kelowna Secondary School Owls. “It’s good to be back now. It was difficult. It was pretty nerve wracking but I got back into it.” During the Fred Fedorak Classic held before the Christmas break, Moorman led the Lakers with 16 points to help them defeat Summerland 83-41. He then collected 13 points in a loss to Delview. On a team with

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JOEL MOORMAN is excited about the possibilities this season brings with the Pen High Lakers senior boys basketball team.

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the game and being patient with the ball. Moorman only began playing in Grade 8. “I never thought of playing,” said Moorman who was asked by a coach because of his size. Since then Moorman has put in a lot of time working on his skills and has attended several camps. As for reaching

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Firefighters on fire

In minor hockey action, Penticton pee wee Firefighters and the Westside Kodiaks settled for a 5-5 tie. Nikhil Mohan continued his torrid scoring pace with four goals. Billy Beecroft opened the scoring with a jaw-dropping goal. Myles Dekker padded his stats with three assists. Baily Ouellette and Landon Nicol each got

one assist. Jace Canada and Mack Peterson shared duties in goal for the tie. The Firefighters then defeated Westisde 6-2. Highlight of the game was rookie Devon Blackmore’s first career goal. Other Penticton goal scorers were Beecroft with a hattrick, and phenom Mohan popped in a pair as well. Mackenzie Peterson celebrated his birthday with an almost perfect performance in goal — allowing a single marker late in the second period. In relief, Jace Canada only allowed one goal.


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Coeur D' Alene • 4 Days, Feb. 27, Mar. 22...............$249 • 3 Days, Apr. 11 ................$179 Silver Reef • 3 Days, Jan. 12, Feb. 6, 9, Mar. 8, 21, May 11, Jun. 8..............................$214 Silver Reef • 4 Days, Jan. 16*, 25*, Feb. 22, Mar. 28...................................................$289 Silver Reef • 4 Days Weekend, Mar. 17, Sep. 22, Oct. 27.............................................$334 Lake Chelan & NEW Mill Bay Casino • 3 Days, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, Sep. 5 ..........$189 Northern Quest • 3 Days, May 15, Jul. 24.....$259 • 4 Days, Mar. 13, Apr. 17 .....$389 Tulalip • 3 Days, Feb. 9, Mar. 14, Apr. 3, May 24 .............................................$259 Tulalip • 4 Days, Jan. 17*, 30, Feb. 14, 21, Mar. 1, 21, 27, May 9, 16 .............$349 Laughlin • 11 Days, Mar. 15 ............................................................................$704 Clearwater & Silver Reef Resorts • 5 Days, Apr. 4.............................. From $419 Clearwater & Tulalip Resorts • 5 Days, May 2, Sep. 12 ....................... From $449 Reno • 8 Days, Feb. 12*, Mar. 12*, 19, 26*............................................ From $319 Sips, Slots & Shopping - Ladies Only! • 3 Days, Apr. 1, Sep. 9, Nov. 11 .................$339 Salute to Southern Hospitality • 24 Days, Sep. 1, $150 EBD .....................$4499 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

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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS December 29, 2010

Upscale addition to Las Vegas skyline Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas officially opened it’s doors on Dec. 15. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential style living space with expansive one-of-a-kind private terraces. Guests will enjoy diverse dining experiences from the country’s top chefs, unprecedented services and amenities, innovative new membership offerings, three distinct pool environments, a 100,000 square foot casino, Sahra Spa & Hammam, Marquee Nightclub and dayclub, nine unique retail boutiques and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip at every turn. Each room features state-ofthe-art technology control panels, plasma-screen televisions, entertainment system, wireless internet and a custom in-room bar. The oversized bathrooms offer moments of unexpected tranquility combined with breathtaking views — Japanese soaking tubs, rain showers and marble floors complete the guest bath experience. “The Cosmopolitan is about creating a resort experience set apart from anything that exists right now in Las Vegas,” said John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan. “We know guests will enjoy an experience that

harkens back to an era when guests felt connected, inspired and engaged by their resort.” Marquee nightclub and dayclub is holding their grand opening on New Year’s Eve with international DJ Erick Morillo, followed by a New Years day performance by Kaskade. The venue has 50-foot-tall ceilings with coliseum-style seating surrounding the dance floor where one can marvel at the four-storey LED screens and projection walls that will display customized light and image shows distinctly tailored for each performance. The dayclub will debut in the warmer spring months featuring cabanas with individual infinity pools. It also will boast a multitude of three-storey bungalow lofts, complete with a cabana, living quarters and a party deck on top. The Cosmopolitan’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design on just 8.7 acres of land boasts sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline, allowing guests to feel that they are truly at the epicentre of the vibrant city while maintaining a boutique style footprint. The resort’s Boulevard Casino features floorto-ceiling windows facing the world famous Las Vegas Strip. With 1,478 reel spinning, video reel, video poker machines and

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THE COSMOPOLITAN, located in Las Vegas on the strip, is a new resort offering breathtaking views of the Las Vegas lights.

classic table games, no matter what level of play you’ll find something that’s right for you. Culinary concepts from some of the country’s top chefs and a roster of dynamic, newto-Vegas restaurants include

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, China Poblano and Jaleo, Comme Ca, Estiatorio Milos, Holsteins, Scarpetta and popular steakhouse STK. For more information visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

Cross border travel tips to ease return times

Many Canadians will travel across the border this winter and Canada Border Services Agency makes every effort to effectively process the volume of international arrivals. Make sure that you are carrying proper identification for yourself and any children travelling with you so you can prove that you have the legal right or authorization to enter Canada upon your return.

It is strongly recommended that any adults, who are not the parents or legal guardians of children with whom they are travelling, have a letter authorizing them to take the children outside the country. The letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or legal guardian can be reached. Divorced/separated parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of legal cus-

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tody documents. When you return to Canada, be prepared to pay the GST or provincial taxes on your purchases and customs duties on some items. Declare all your purchases and have receipts readily available. After an absence of seven days, you are entitled to $750 (CAN) duty and tax-free. One of the following amounts of alcohol can be imported free of duty and taxes (if you have been away at least 48 hours): 1.5 litres of wine (53 ounces), 1.14L

of alcohol (40 ounces), a combination of wine and liquor not exceeding a total of 1.14L (40oz), 24 cans or bottles of beer or ale (355-millilitre or 12oz each with a maximum of 8.5L). One of the following amounts of tobacco can be imported free of duty and taxes (if you have been away at least 48 hours): 200 cigarettes (1 carton), 50 cigars or cigarillos, 200 grams (7oz) of manufactured tobacco or 200 tobacco sticks. Canada has complex requirements, restrictions

and limits on the importation of meat, eggs, dairy products, honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other food products from all over the world. Plants are potential carriers of insects and disease. For this reason, border services officers control the entry into Canada of plants, soil, sand or all other material in which vegetation or plants are rooted or wrapped. For more information, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Early Booking Discounts! Christmas Trips Filling Fast!

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Beginning 2011 we will be providing a Professional Tour Director on all our multi-day tours. At Sunwest we want your coach tours to be a relaxing holiday, where customer service is at it's best

SIGHTSEEING & ADVENTURE TOURS • Northwest Flower & Garden Show ........ Feb. 23

4 Days

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Enchanting Canyonlands......................... Apr. 17 Pacific Coast Explorer.............................. Apr. 23 Pacific Coast Cruise ................................. May 17* Alaska Cruise Tour ................................... Jun. 24

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25th Anniversary Tour - Las Vegas ........... Jan. 8* Coeur D'Alene ........................................... Jan. 12 Tulalip ......................................................... Jan. 16 Silver Reef ................................................. Jan. 19 Wendover ................................................... Jan. 23 Coeur D'Alene ........................................... Jan. 23 Silver Reef ................................................. Jan. 30* Tulalip ......................................................... Feb. 6* Reno ............................................................ Feb. 26 Skagit .......................................................... Feb. 27* March Madness Mystery Tour................ Mar. 14 Mother's Day in Tulalip ........................... May 6 Lincoln City ................................................ May 22 Millbay Tuesdays - Omak

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• 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’.

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Funeral Homes Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Serving our South Okanagan communities with compassion, respect, and understanding.

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Phone 250-498-0167 (24 hrs) www.nunes-pottinger.com

Coming Events Total Home Content Sale: interior furniture, sofas, wood coffee tables, bedroom suites, fancy linens, outdoor patio chairs, craftsman tools , lawn and garden, wine making supplies, 100’s of items priced below $2. Jan 2 & 3rd 8:30am1pm, Location: 147 Arlayne Road Kaleden, B.C. phone # 250-497-5226

Personals Alcoholics Anonymous, if alcohol is a problem for you or those around you, call 250490-9216 ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 www.allproescorts.com or www.allprostrippers.com

Automotive SERVICE Manager/Technician for independant repair shop in Penticton. Must be capable of running full service desk and automotive diagnostics. Please provide history and experience. Apply by email or in person. Ok Sales & Service, 997 Westminister Ave W, Pent, oklease@shaw.ca

Business Opportunities Dynamic business avail in Vernon for sale. Please call 888-337-7522 ext 529.

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Lease operator to purchase truck and run PaciďŹ c NW (see ad under Commercial Vehicles for sale). Call 250-809-6116 or 250-490-8116.

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Obituaries

HUNTER

PHILLIUS WANETTA Died peacefully at Moog and Friends Hospice House, Penticton on Monday, December 20, 2010. Predeceased by her late husband Kenneth G. Hunter in 1998. Phillius is survived by her son, Edmund Carlson (Louise) of Calgary Alberta; daughters, Pearl Richard (Armond) of Red Deer Alberta, Doris Jerome of Surrey BC: sister LaRenne Bidinger of Ma Me O Beach, Alberta and very close friends Bernice Doucette of Penticton and Sheila Gorrill of Okanagan Falls. Phillius was born in Bismark, North Dakota on August 4th 1917 and most of her life was spent in Alberta before her and Ken settled in Okanagan Falls in 1979. They both touched many lives during their lifetime and were an inspiration to anyone who had the opportunity to be blessed with their love, hope and strength. As per her wishes, there will be no service. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.

Lost & Found Small Canon camera in black case lost on Thursday December 23rd, possibly at the customer drop off area in front of the airport. Please call 250770-1012 if found.

Providence Funeral Homes 3DUNYLHZ&KDSHO 250-493-1774

Help Wanted 18-26 Men & Women needed immediately, for our Kelowna ofďŹ ce. Positions available in all departments. $2500/mo, to start Must be 18+. No exp. We provide full training. Call (250)860-3590 info@plazio.ca 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 ofďŹ ce, Appointments available in your area. DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil ďŹ eld roads & leases. Require operators with oil ďŹ eld lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB.

Business Opportunities

Help Wanted Electricians and Apprentices needed Summit Electric Ltd. with ofďŹ ces in Kamloops and Quesnel is looking for certiďŹ ed electricians and 3rd and 4th year apprentices for full time work. Applicants must have the ability to travel to job sites across Western Canada. Company pays for travel, LOA and any ights. CORE COMPETENCIES • Industrial and commercial experience an asset • Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and adapt easily to severe time constraints as needed • Able to work with little or no supervision • Must be able to pass mandatory drug testings Reply to robcouturler@summitelec.com or by fax to (250)992-7855

Business Opportunities

HAIR SALON Long established shopping centre location will soon be available for lease due to tenant retirement. Great opportunity for expansion minded operator. Excellent “walk-inâ€? trafďŹ c. Contact: Gary Leaman General Manager Cherry Lane Shopping Centre 250-492-5908 or cherrylane@telus.net

total liquidation up to Moving to our NEW LOCATION 40% off February 1st! Moving to our NEW LOCATION 105-2601 SkahaRd. Lake Rd. 105-2601 Skaha Lake up 1/2 block % block to 401/2 awayaway next to Andre’s Audiotronics f Andre’s Audiotronic ofto - next Cherry Lane 250.493.2430 250.493.2430

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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: <www.penticton.ca>

BUSINESS LICENCE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bylaw 2010-90 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Bylaw 2010-90 being The Corporation of The City of Penticton Business Licence Bylaw to provide for granting of business licences, to fix and impose licence fees and regulate certain trades, occupations, and businesses in the City of Penticton and to reflect the amendment to the renewal of anniversary date. Any person who is interested in the above Bylaw or who may be affected by the proposed amendments may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion the said Council meeting. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Monday, January 10, 2011. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaw and supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, January 10, 2011, in the office of the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton. Cathy Ingram Manager of Legislative Services

DOG LICENCES - 2011 Effective Dec 6, 2010 Dog Licence fees are as follows: Male Dog $62 Female Dog $62 Neutered Male $31 Neutered Female $31 Please note that the discount of $10 for early payment is no longer in effect.

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Help Wanted Medical Office Trainees Needed! Drs & Hospitals need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 Skilled Framing Carpenters, Please send resume to: john_skyridge@shaw.ca

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Home Care/Support Highly motivated & trained professional care aid for in home services, 25 years experience, (250)770-1140

Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services P/T FRONT DESK AGENT at Chinook/Oasis Motel. Available evenings & weekends. Apply in person at 1884 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.

Office Support Clerk Pathways Addiction Resource Centre is seeking a Bookkeeper/Receptionist with strong knowledge of Simply Accounting and Excel computer programs. Must have excellent client focused communication skills. Permanent, part-time, on-call and holiday replacement. Resumes accepted at Pathways 1-996 Main St, Pent or pathways@shawbiz.ca

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. Trustee in Bankruptcy, 300-1674 Bertram Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9G4.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

THE PENTICTON & WINE COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is looking for a outside contractor to manage their bookkeeping requirements. This person needs to have minimum 3 years experience in bookkeeping, strong knowledge of Simply Accounting and Excel computer programs. This position is expected to handle all accounts payable and receivables, taxation reporting, bank reconciliations and monthly financial reports. Must have excellent client-focused communications skills. Compensation is based on approximately 20 hours a week. Full job description available at www.penticton.org. Expressions of interest can be sent to chamber@penticton.org. Deadline for application is January 10, 2011.

MARKETING DIRECTOR Full time position responsible for all marketing and promotions for the South Okanagan/ Similkameen’s dominant retail mall. The successful candidate will be an energetic self starter with excellent people, planning and budgeting skills. Media, marketing or event planning experience an asset. Competitive wage and benefit package. Submit resumes by email to cherrylane@telus.net or by mail to: General Manager Cherry Lane Shopping Centre 230 - 2111 Main Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 3W5

Financial Services

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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

Cleaning Services INSIDE OUT Cleaning. Licensed bonded insured. Xmas. New Years Reliable. 250-490-5495 TK Cleaning Services, OK Falls area, residential cleaning, 20 years experience, bondable, criminal record check, free estimates, Tracey, (250)497-7117

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. 250-763-8303 Fax: 763-6169

Drywall Certified & Guaranteed Drywall Services Texturing - Ceiling Repairs New & Small Reno’s Certified Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678

Handypersons Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-8099441 Seniors Discounts

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

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

Natural Wood Flooring, various widths www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388 RENO windows, manufactured direct installed only we pay the HST Ron 250-486-7085

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

CONSTRUCTION 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

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

Feed & Hay

Furniture

First cut round $55 bale. Second cut round. $60bale. 600 lb bales. Alfalfa grass mix, some square bales avail. 250-8337785. 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.

Pets

Penticton Bargain Store 256 Westminister Ave W. Our stock includes: Teak dining room tables and chairs, china cabinets, Oak lockable sideboard and china cabinet, Ikea solid pine dinning room set with lockable sideboard, Antique dinning room set, computer work stations, single electric adjustable vibrating bed, bedroom dressers, futon’s, mirrors, framed paintings and prints, head and foot boards, loveseats, lamps, TV’s, stands, modern flat screen TV stand, entertainment centers, Ab exercise lounger, treadmill, exercise bike, housewares, Oak bars stools, wrought iron counter top bar chairs and many other items. New stock coming including more Ikea and Teak furniture items. We buy and sell furniture. Showroom open 10am-6pm, Phone 778-476-5919

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

OLD WORLD Long Haired Shepherds and Belgian Puppies Ready At the end of January. Soft Beautiful Coats. Black, Black and Tan. Red or Brown Sables. Both Shots and Wormed. Health Records. Calm Easy Going Temperaments. Straight Backs with no Hip Issues. Meet the Parents and Grands. $500. For info 250-547-9763. Lots of references.

Painting & Decorating

Petmate medium dog crate, 21”H x 21” W x 28”L, secure & air-friendly, used once, $50, (250)809-7663

MB Home Improvements Now has a painting division Expertly done, clean, reliable and timely Enquires & Estimates Ask for Nick 250-486-2359

Purebred female Jack Russell pup, well socialized w/ beautiful color markings, will make great show or agility dog & great family pet. Ready to go Jan.4. $600.obo 250-3097230.

Petmate medium dog crate, 21”H x 21” W x 28”L, secure & air-friendly, used once, $50, (250)809-7663

Rubbish Removal

Appliances

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

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

I am a private collector and want to buy your old coin collection & accumulations. Todd, 250-864-3521

Moving & Storage

Snowclearing HIRE A HUSBAND INC. Snow removal - big or small 250-490-6088 J. Floyd Ent. Ltd. Snow Removal Services, truck plow, quad/plow, man/shovel, fully licensed and insured, 250488-1410

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

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

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

Misc. for Sale Guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, PA, lighting, music books, lessons and accessories, Skaha Sound, (250)4924710

Misc. Wanted

Musical Instruments BAND and string instruments, music books, lessons & accessories. Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave E 250-492-4710

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Drum sets complete from $389, rent-to-own $29.95/mo. Skaha Sound. 250-492-4710

Building Supplies

MUSIC LESSONS! Most instruments, voice, song-writing and recording. Parents and tots introduction to music. Penticton. 778-476-5917

FREE retaining wall blocks, approx 800sq.ft, must dismantle and remove from property. Call 250-718-8670

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

Free Items FREE retaining wall blocks, approx 800sq.ft, must dismantle and remove from property. Call 250-718-8670

Community Newspapers

Firewood/Fuel

We’re at the heart of things™

A1 Firewood. Full cords split & delivered. Pine $180, Larch $275, 250-770-0827

Furniture

MUSIC XMAS SALE. drums sets with cymbals, $399 Acoustic guitars from $69.99, amps from $49.99, guitar stands $8.49, keyboard stands $24.99, Xbox 360 systems from $99.99 Wii systems $99.99, Xbox & Wii games $8.99, blue rays $8.49 much much more Pawntraders & Music Sales 71 Nanaimo Ave

Sporting Goods Get your curling equipment @ the Okanagan golf schools in Summerland,no need to drive to Kelowna.Call 250-494-8178

For Sale By Owner

Medi-lift chair, never used, mint condition, $500, 250-4934216

108 Mile Ranch home, w/3bdrm basement suite, total of 5bdrms, 3 1/2 baths,3 sundecks, all updated. $275,000. 1-250-791-6208.

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is seeking a strong leader to oversee this not for profit business organization with a membership of about 700. This position is responsible for the general management and coordination of all organizational activities and directs all planning to carry out the objectives of the Chamber. This person will require extensive experience working with staff, budgets, volunteer boards and have strong verbal and communications skills. Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management role in a business or non-profit organization or a degree in secondary education. The full Job Description can be found at www.penticton.org and resumes can be sent to admin@penticton.org. Deadline for application is January 14, 2011.

1-800-88-Handy (1-800-884-2639)

Excavating & Drainage

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RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

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Houses For Sale $262,000 Perfect starter home 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 FREE HOUSE - 966 sqft home to be moved to new location. 250-328-2040

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 at Orchard House, downtown corner of Martin and Orchard, $750 (incl. util.), call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 998 Creston, 1bdrm apt, living room. Incl f/s, laundry, rent starts @$600 incl util 250492-7570

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Motels,Hotels

Scrap Car Removal

LARGE 2bdrm, Penticton Ave., close to schools/transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372

PENTICTON Brand New Quiet Corner unit beside Cherry Lane Mall - 2bdrm 2bath, 6 appl. f/p, a/c, balcony, u/g parking, storage locker, N/S, small dog ok, $1200 + utilities - 250-486-7814 RENT LARGE 1 bdrm apt across from Skaha Lake $700 mo!! Terrific location with balcony facing Skaha Lake & park. Quiet & well maintained bldg. New fridge and stove. Central heating and in-unit air conditioning. Laundry room in building. Includes parking. Great bus service directly out front. N/S N/P. Call Michele at 250-391-9370. Avail Feb 1st

128 Roy Ave, 2bdrm+den, huge yard, workshop, vacant, 250-490-1530, 250-486-3791 175-1458 Penticton Ave, 3bdrm, 2bath, garage f/s w/d 690 Latimer, 5bdrm, 2.5bth, w/d, f/s. Call 250-4901700 250-486-3791 Deluxe 2bdrm, 2bath, 5appl., large deck, gas fp, covered heated parking, 250-486-3791 KALEDEN 2 bedroom house, carport, covered deck, privacy with view of lake on 5 acre orchard. $1,050/month. Available immediately Phone 250-497-8039 KEREMEOS lg 2bdrm house appl incl. Avail Jan 2011. $725 + util 250-493-1744 LG 4 BDRM home. Rec room w/ wet bar. Fenced back yard. $1400/mo Call 250-486-3111 NARAMATA 3 BR 3 BA, 2 levels, 5 appl, carport, near KVR, bus route. NS, pets neg. Ref required. $1400/mo + utilities. mjreedbc@yahoo.ca 604-894-6798 Olalla Spacious Home, Bright 3bdrm, 1.5ba, f/room with skylights, w/d, f/s, dw, workshop. pet neg., $900/m. No Smoking. Ref.’s req., 250-499-5700. PENTICTON 4 bdrm Family Home Avail Jan 1/11 Near Transit & School $1400 + utilities NS NP Short Term Lease only 250-492-5264 Summerland. Upper level of house. 1350 sq.ft., 2 bdrms/baths plus ensuite. Large open floor plan, large covered deck, 6 appl. NS. Small pets considered. Rent negotiable. Avail. immed. Phone 250-494-8617

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 $400 up. located at Holiday House Motel Penticton and Pleasantview Motel & RV park Summerland. 250-487-0268

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

Newer 2bdrm, 2bath, 6-appl a/c heat incl,. $1500/mo u/g prkg corner unit 250-809-9955 Penticton, 1 & 2 bdrm apartment, $775-$895+util. in clean, quiet 50+, elevator, covered prkg & close to bus & DT ns, np, Avail. now, (250)490-9159

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2 MONTHS FREE RENT Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm in 4 plex, f/s, $750+util., avail. Jan. 1, no pets, (250)493-0922 3BDRM duplex, 5-appl, fenced yard, n/p, n/s, Columbia area $1175, 250-493-1201 Bright upper 3bdrm duplex in great neighborhood near Parkway school, 5-appl, n/s inside, sm pet-neg. $1150+util 250490-8888 Deluxe 2bdrm, near downtown, Ok lake view, new laminate flooring, fresh paint, covered parking, 5appl., gas fp, ac, ns, np, $950/mo.+util., avail. immed., 250-493-5161

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3 bdrm home, 1 bath, some reno’s, older home, new furnace and roof, f, s, storage shed. Avail. NOW (H612) $985 2 bdrm top half of home, f,s, shared laundry, large deck and spacious fenced back yard. Avail. JAN. 1 (H673-1) $1300 Reno’d 4 bdrm, 1 bath duplex, near parkway school, event centre and beach, f, s, w/d. Avail. NOW (H736-1) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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Sport Utility Vehicle 1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4x4, 3.0L, auto, fully loaded, heated leather seats & sunroof. $1400obo 250-809-2203

Ski in/out Silver Star suite, sleeps 8, hot tub, special $199 night. 3 nights min. joannehlheath@yahoo.ca www.silverstar-ski-chalets.com

Trucks & Vans 1992 Ford 4x4, diesel, new transmission & clutch, $4000, 250-809-1398, 250-496-4192 2003 GMC Sierra Truck, 178,000kms, $8500 obo, 250809-1398, 250-496-4192

Townhouses 3BDRM, 2bath f/s, w/d, dw, close to school, transit & stores. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-499-5996

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4 winter tires studded on rims for VW Jetta TDI, like new, $550 250-494-5436 mornings 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

Realtors/Retirees - National For Sale By Owner Franchise in the Okanagan-Turn-key operation, all inventory included. Firm Price $25,000. Apply www.businessdeals@shaw.ca. Serious inquiries only please.

SCRAP Vehicle Removal. Will pay upto $80, depending on type of vehicle. 250-801-4199 UNWANTED or scrap vehicles removed. No vehicle or metal too big. Free used appliance and metal drop site. 1-250540-4815 Penticton & area

RE: THE ESTATE OF GLORIA VICTORIA DUNCAN, also known as GLORIA DUNCAN, late of 201 580 Yates Road, Kelowna, B.C. who died on September 11, 2010 (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 101-123 Martin Street, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 7X6, on or before January 21, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.

1993 Dodge Spirit, 4-cyl, a/c, no rust, runs good, $1500.obo. (250)260-1858, 250-550-0458

Cars - Sports & Imports 1991 Mitsubishi Pjero, 7 passenger, diesel, turbo, right hand drive, $8000, 250-8091398, 250-496-4192 2002 Volvo S60 T5, fully loaded, 150kms, 300hp intake exhaust, custom brakes, winter & summer tires & rims, $12,000 obo. 250-938-2868

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Solicitor: BERNICE GREIG Gilchrist & Company 101-123 Martin Street Penticton, B.C V2A 7X6 Telephone (250) 492-3033 Peter Sato formerly of 80 Riverside Dr, Penticton, BC. You have 30 days from Dec 20th/2010 to pay $720 for the storage bill for 1983 school bus vin # 1GBM6P1E7DV113413 & 825JF9K335445 or bus will be sold. Contact Wayne Boult DBA Windmill Park & Sell 1344 Hwy 97N Pent, BC

Commercial Vehicles 2003 Volvo 770 tractor with job for qualified driver. 800,000 with 70,000 on tranny & clutch. In top condition & ready to work. $45,000 including equipment, etc. Call 250809-6116, 250-490-8116, or email: ybnormell@shaw.ca for pics and specs.

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Skaha Place 1 bedroom units with storage, fridge/stove, air conditioning, parking. Secure building ................... ..............................$600.00 incl water

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217 Elm Avenue – Spacious 1 bed apartment near beach, 3rd Floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, incl. cable Avail NOW $900.00 132 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

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


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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Invitation to Applicants Interested in Serving as a Member Of the Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Commission in Electoral Area D Applications are being sought for two individuals interested in being one of nine (9) members needed to serve a two-year term of office on the Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Commission. The Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is a volunteer advisory body established by ordinance. The Commission consults with and makes recommendations to the Area Director regarding the Parks and Recreation Commission’s policies for the planning, development and use of the communities’ parks and recreation facilities. Working in partnership with the community, the Commission provides the leadership to assure that the community receives quality recreational facilities and services. The Commission is responsible for the maintenance and beautification of its parks, for ensuring the preservation of these sites, and for the development and running of quality recreation programs. Commission members are required to attend monthly meetings and to serve on standing committees. Time commitment is approximately eight (8) hours per month. In order to be eligible to serve on the Commission, an individual must be a resident or own real property within the Local Service Area which includes Okanagan Falls, Skaha Estates and Heritage Hills. Copies of the Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Commission Establishment Bylaw 2253, 2004, are available from the RDOS at 250.490.4215; or alternatively at info@rdos.bc.ca. Any person interested in serving on the Okanagan Falls Parks and Recreation Commission can apply by submitting their name and a brief resume by mail fax or email to: Mark Woods Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9 Fax: 250.492.0063 E-mail: info@rdos.bc.ca The deadline for applications to be received is 4:00 p.m. on Jan 14, 2011. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those appointed to the Commission will be notified.

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3.9L V6 engine, traction control, ABS brakes, Onstar, CD player with MP3 & plenty more on this 17,500 KM van. Brown. PO8127C

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5.7L Hemi V8 engine, huge interior, DVD player, leather heated seats, power pedals, 6 disc CD, & plenty more. Light Khaki colour. Hurry on this one! P109A

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2003 Ford Escape XLT WAS $

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