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WAÝ — WELCOME Four-year-old Chantae Bent in traditional costume and surrounded by fellow dancers sings her heart out at the opening ceremonies for the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament at Penticton Secondary School. The event runs until Friday. For more on the tournament see Page 17. Mark Brett/Western News
Council adopts a minimal civic tax reduction BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
Penticton residents will be getting a halfper cent decrease in their civic taxes this year. Capping off an arduous line-by-line budgetary process which saw council eliminate the municipality’s burgeoning $868,000 fiscal shortfall to the tune of over $1 million worth of adjustments, Penticton council voted 4-2 Monday evening to transfer approximately $494,000 from the 2010 budget surplus to initiate a 0.5 per cent decrease in city taxes. According to the city’s CFO Doug Leahy, the money would have went into an cumulated surplus fund for “operating purposes” in future years. Mayor Dan Ashton called the tax decrease a “remarkable” accomplishment after years of rising operating budgets and taxes. “We have built the foundation for the future on how we think the city should oper-
ate,” said Ashton. “We have had to look at our efficiency levels around here and we will continue to look at them, not only with staff but along with ourselves. “(The tax decrease) isn’t something that needs to be the first and I hope it’s not the first.” Coun. Mike Pearce said the decrease “sets a trend as we struggle with government getting bigger and bigger.” “There is not one other council coming close to this,” he added later. Coun. Dan Albas asserted that even a small “symbolic” tax reduction could produce significant outcomes. “I would much rather be a symbol for hope where we are becoming a more affordable city,” said Albas. “People go where the opportunities are and I think this budget starts to say that Penticton is a great place to do business and we are careful with their money.” Supporting the decrease, Coun. John
Vassilaki said he would have preferred that council cut the 2011 budget further to find the necessary $494,000 rather than taking it from the city’s reserves. “This is going to have a huge impact on the budget for 2012,” he warned. Only Councillors Judy Sentes and Andrew Jakubeit voted against the tax reduction. Jakubeit said the decrease equates to about $125,000, pointing to projects such at the old Nanaimo Hall site where council voted not to spend $12,000 on bike lockers and a parking ticket spitter which he said could have paid for themselves in three years. “We have joked about some of the grant opportunities that we had (and have said) beware of governments bearing gifts and here we are giving the taxpayers potentially a gift. But what happens in the years following it?” said Jakubeit. “We have worked very hard to be financially responsible and I think coming in at zero per cent would exceed the expecta-
tions of the community.” Sentes agreed, asserting that council should balance the city’s current economic woes with future concerns. “I have heard over and over again from constituents who have been uncomfortable when they have been given breaks on their taxes and then in the following year it has been significantly different,” said Sentes. “So, what I have heard is to try and keep a balance and try to keep things in a very reasonable rate for taxation. “I think that a 0.5 per cent decrease is not in the best interest of our community at all. I think they would have rather we put that 0.5 per cent back into services that they had lost. So, I would have been much happier to received a zero per cent or even a 1.2 per cent (increase) as opposed to the decrease.” Coun. Garry Litke was not in attendance at the meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president Jason Cox had announced his intentions to seek the position left by MP Stockwell Day after he announced his retirement last week, however, his nomination form did not get there in time. According to Cox, a misunderstanding regarding the deadline for UPS’s overnight delivery services prevented him, and at least one other potential candidate, from getting the nomination forms to the Conservative’s head office in Ottawa on time. “There were a couple of us candidates that went to UPS first at the recommendation of the people involved with the nominating committee locally on the timeline that they suggested and when we got there apparently it
“I am very disappointed that it didn’t work out.” — Jason Cox needed to be there by 1 p.m.,” explained Cox. “We were there at close to 3 p.m. and that was the timeline that we were given. And obviously someone was in error so I went from there straight over to Canada Post and got it in.” Canada Post told him that if he paid for the extra priority it would get to Ottawa in time but, according to the packaged tracking number, said Cox, it missed the flight out of Kelowna and did not arrive until Monday. “I am very disappointed that it didn’t work out. I think it would
have been a really good opportunity for myself and for the constituents to have me on the ballot but there is nothing I can do about it now,” said Cox. “I am still a loyal Conservative party member and I will be out there to make my choice as well.” The Okanagan Coquihalla Conservative Association will have held their nomination meeting Tuesday night after press time to select a candidate to replace retiring MP Stockwell Day in the next election. On the ballot is Penticton councillor Dan Albas; Day’s former parliamentary assistant Marshall Neufeld; and West Kelowna landscaping business owner Russell “Rusty” Ensign. The results of the vote will be posted at: www.pentictonwesternnews.com and in Friday’s newspaper.
Mare pleads guilty to child porn charges DIERRA MAYNARD Black Press
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PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Parents shocked, saddened by Glenﬁr closing STEVE KIDD Western News Staff
News of the sudden closure of Glenfir School in Summerland came as a shock to many last week, resulting in a rush by parents to find places in other schools for their children before the school year resumed after the spring break. “The current economic reality has severely impacted our small school of 76 students and we simply do not have the financial means to continue operating our facility,” said Craig Dunbar, the school’s head, adding that they had hoped to make it through the whole school year, but were unable to. “We have a majority, 80 to 90 per cent of the students that are already placed or have plans,” he said. “Some are just holding off until they can get confirmation but at this point, I am feeling very comfortable and confident with that placement of our students right now.” Some parents, like Erin Ross, are considering Summerland’s Montessori School after spring break for their children. Others will be headed to schools in the Kelowna area, like the Vendanta Academy, which is offering free tuition until the end of the school year. “I don’t know how many are actually taking advantage of that, I think it’s pretty negligible,” said Dunbar, noting that most of the student population is drawn from the southern areas of the valley. Wendy Hyer, superintendent of the Okanagan Skaha School District, said that space will be available for any students that want to reenter the
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Glenﬁr School put a focus on academics, resulting in a strong presecence at district science fairs by students like Niall Carola and Morgan Parker. Declining enrollment, however led to a sudden closure of the school last week.
public school system. “Any student that lives in our catchment area, we have an obligation to,” she said. “We’ll be glad to have them.” Ross said she is heartbroken that her children won’t be able to continue at Glenfir. Her daughter, Charlotte, was the only kindergarten student at the school in September, though she was joined by another student in January. “I’ve got two daughters in school, our concern is the class
size,” said Ross. “The attention and the strides I have seen in her … she is writing sentences.” Ross said she would reenrol her students “in a second” if a way could be found to reopen Glenfir, though she is still wondering how the school got into the situation. “We’re sad to see them go. I am not sure what happened financially,” said Ross. “We’re still not sure we’re getting straight answers.” Glenfir sits on 17 acres of land in rural Summerland, but Dunbar
said it wasn’t an option to sell off part of the parcel to gain operating funds. “That wasn’t an option for the board to consider. They would have made that choice if they could have but they decided it wasn’t a prudent decision for them,” he said. “The building will remain dormant for a short period, until the board explores possibilities for the future of what this building could hold, even possible future educational possibilities.”
One possible future is the Glenfir facilities being taken over by the Summerland Montessori School, but Dunbar said that isn’t a likely scenario either, though it was considered as a solution to the school’s population problems, as well as offering Montessori a place they could use as well. “I don’t foresee that is going to happen. There has been some building of relationships there … but I don’t see it going much further at this point. They have been interested, not so much the moving in here, but we looked at amalgamating with them,” he said. “That has been explored over the past year. It just never materialized for a whole host of reasons.” Whether they end up in a public or independent school, Dunbar thinks the Glenfir students will handle the transition well. “Children are more resilient than we give them credit for, but there will be an adjustment period for them, being in a new school being in a larger size classroom than they are accustomed to,” he said, noting that while they follow the same base curriculum public schools do, their smaller class sizes allowed teachers to go into more depth and detail. That, he said, will be a big benefit for students as they move on. “I think what it is going to offer to them is a real affirmation of the knowledge and learning that they have done here and their ability to take that learning and understanding of what they have, apply it, extend it and use it,” he said. “I think that opportunity in itself will be very positive for them.”
Day hopes NDP won’t plunge country into election KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
The unveiling of the federal budget on Tuesday afternoon also laid the groundwork for a possible federal election call in the very near future. Okanagan Coquihalla MP Stockwell Day, who announced he will not be running for re-election recently, said Canada’s economy is No.1 amongst the G20 countries and Canada is reporting month-to-month job growth. He said calling an election now would be misguided. “I think it’s irresponsible for the opposition parties to say they are going to plunge the country into an election that most Canadians don’t want. We are only two and a half years into our constitutional mandate,” said Day. “We need to stay focused on the economy, we
need to stay focused on jobs and in our view we don’t need this election. Im hoping that the opposition parties come to their senses over the next couple of days. Go ahead and challenges us on the budget or talk about ways to improve things but to go to an election just doesn’t make sense.” NDP leader Jack Layton said he met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and put forward a set of affordable measures to help Canadians. He said the budget did not address those proposals and the NDP will not support the budget as presented. “The budget is a great disappointment for Canadians looking for the Conservatives to stop playing political games and get something done for them,” said Layton. “Stephen Harper had an opportunity to address the needs of the hard-working, middle-class families — sadly
he chose to provoke an election, instead.” Layton went on to say the budget fails to strengthen CPP, provides no relief for heating bills and leaves millions of Canadians without access to a family doctor. Titled; The next phase of Canada’s economic action plan — a low-tax plan for jobs and growth, the budget document boasts how Canada’s economic performance during the recovery stands out among advanced countries. The 233-page document also indicates there still remains a considerable risk and uncertainty in the global economy and too many Canadians still remain out of work which is why the government remains focused on the economy. MP Day said the budget has many initiatives beneficial to B.C. residents.
“Now the average family of four with this budget will be paying $3,100 less in federal tax than they were in 2006. It is just a very strong package especially considering it moves us, accelerates us on the path to a balanced budget. I think this is good. I am very encouraged by what we got here,” he said. The next phase turns its attention to investing in the key drivers of economic growth: innovation, investment, education and training. Budget 2011 set priorities include supporting job creation by providing temporary hiring credit for small business and enhancing the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors who rely almost exclusively on their old age security and GIS. This measure will provide a new top-up benefit of up to $600 annually for single seniors and $840 for couples.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
News City chooses two sites to submit for potential jail BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff
Penticton council voted unanimously Monday evening to advance two sites within the city’s boundaries as potential locations for a provincial correctional centre as part of a regional submission to bring the facility to the South Okanagan. Council chose to support both the Campbell Mountain site and the
site located near the Cantex gravel pit while rejecting the city works yard as a third option. The three locations had been presented at a public input meeting on March 8. According to city CAO Annette Antoniak, an exit poll of 188 attendees found that roughly 46 per cent of respondents were in favour of building the correctional centre in Penticton while 54 per cent were against.
The city also held an initial better-attended meeting on the subject in January, said Antoniak, where close to 500 people showed up. “Based on the comments there appeared to be 60 per cent in support and 40 per cent against a correctional facility in the region,” Antoniak said. With all the respondents considered together, she concluded, the order of site selection
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had Campbell Mountain first, Cantex second and the city yard last. Noting that he has been a strong advocate of attempting to bring the facility here from the beginning, Coun. Mike Pearce related the advice of a man who had worked at Prince George Regional Correctional Centre for 30 years. “He absolutely told me that there was nothing to worry about whatsoever,” said Pearce.
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“He indicated that the (inmates) that were there would not want to hang around the place (after they get out) because there is more security and they are known here. “He specifically indicated that the community would be safer with the facility in it.” Coun. Andrew Jakubeit said the economic benefits to the city and the community would outweigh any negatives. Jakubeit pointed to the $200 million of construction funding to build the project — $5.1 million of which, he said, will be building permits and development cost charges paid to the city — as well the roughly 260 jobs created at a pay of $50,000 to $70,000 a year including benefits. “I find it somewhat
ironic that the people complaining about (the $300,000 costs of) our potential waterfront walkway were the same people that later are saying, ‘Don’t build a correctional facility because we are a tourist town,’” he said, noting that the city received letters of support endorsing the region’s proposal from both the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Advisory Council. “I think $1.5 million worth of taxes a year could go a long ways to helping some of our tourism enhancement initiatives.” Coun. John Vassilaki said that tourism actually makes up only a small portion of the region’s economy anyway. “Obviously tour-
ism is not doing it for Penticton any longer,” said Vassilaki. “We have to do something to increase the economic stability of this community and this is one way of doing it where somewhere between 200 to 350 jobs come to Penticton … and there will be all the spinoff jobs going into the community.” Coun. Dan Albas said that no matter what location is chosen, there are questions that will need to be answered to address some of the legitimate concerns of those opposed to building the facility in the Okanagan. The Penticton Indian Band is expected to make a decision on Wednesday if they plan on submitting potential sites to build a jail. Since 1992
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hen you are handed tax money and charged with spending it in the interest of the public, you can do it by either looking at the short term or the long term. In the short term means looking just at this year’s budget, saving money now and giving the appearance of being fiscally responsible. And, to be sure, it is one way of shouldering that public tax dollar responsibility. Or you can look at the long term and realize that sometimes you have to spend a little more money now to make future savings. That’s the decision the Okanagan Skaha School Board thought they were making when they decided to hire a consultant to lead their contract negotiations with the local teachers’ union and the B.C. Teachers Federation. It’s kind of like buying the more expensive airconditioner — the one that uses less energy so it saves you money for a long time into the future. The school board argues that spending $800 a day for a contract consultant instead of having inexperienced staff jump in solo will help prevent a mistake now, that might end up costing the board money for whatever the term of the contract is, possibly three to five years. Spending some extra cash up front would be the more responsible choice, and the consultant would also help mentor staff in the negotiation process, sort of a two-for-one deal. On the other side, Kevin Epp, who will be leading the local negotiations for the Okanagan Skaha Teachers Union, argues that bringing in a hired gun is unnecessary, since this is his first time at the bargaining table as well. However, he does have the BCTF backing him up with advice and consultation. When you mention the $800 a day fee, it seems like a lot of money — it is. But the only question for now is whether or not the school district trustees and the administration are making choices that get the public the best value for its money and planning for the long term shows they are making good choices so far.
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Don’t play politics with BC Hydro Rich Coleman is B.C.’s fourth energy minister in the past year, which is as good a measure as any of the political storm that has rocked the government. On only his second day on the job, Coleman was already showing why Premier Christy Clark calls him a “tough guy” who can stare down the bigspending BC Hydro. Clark is, of course, concerned that it may not be “good for families” if Hydro rates go up 50 per cent in the next five years. The city media made a big story out of how Coleman is considering pulling the plug on the smart meter program or some other expensive project like the Ruskin dam overhaul. Interim NDP leader Dawn Black is demanding that the new premier “tackle skyrocketing Hydro rates” now that she’s eliminated poverty by raising the minimum wage. Don’t hold your breath. What Coleman actually mused about in his first scrum as energy minister was “amortization” and such. It’s not a question of whether or not B.C.’s 20-year lapse in grid and dam upgrades needs fix-
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ing, only how fast it’s done. Take the Ruskin dam. Many B.C. residents are unaware of the string of hydro dams along the north shore of the Fraser River, namely the Coquitlam, Alouette, Stave and Ruskin dams. They are mainly known for the campsites and recreational beaches on their reservoirs. These are among B.C.’s oldest hydro assets, privately developed. The Coquitlam River was dammed in 1914 and has recently had a second earth-fill dam added downstream to mitigate the inevitable earthquake catastrophe. The Stave Falls dam was completed in 1911 and the Ruskin dam followed in 1929. Their modest power
output kept up with growing demand — at huge cost to salmon runs — and connecting tunnels between reservoirs also provide flood control. Ruskin dam is a mossy old concrete monolith wedged in a granite gorge. Until it’s completely rebuilt, even a moderate earthquake would not be good for families downstream in the village of Ruskin. The Ruskin upgrade alone is estimated at a staggering $800 million, if it starts next year and is done by 2018. It could be delayed to give Coleman and Clark a shortterm political boost, if they want to gamble on a deadly dam failure. The resulting inland tsunami would have B.C. featured on CNN for a couple of weeks. Delaying this long-overdue work further will also certainly push the cost over $1 billion. Coleman could rein in BC Hydro without directly risking lives by delaying smart meter installation. But as described last week, this project is also unavoidable, and delay can only lead to bigger costs and rate hikes. Coleman could possibly reduce the rate impact
via privatization. According to BC Hydro’s most radical union, COPE local 378, this is imminent, as the utility’s contract with Accenture expires in 2013. COPE produced the infamous “Gordon Campbell wants to kill your grandma!” ad campaign for the 2009 election, and its penchant for overstatement continues. It issued a news release last week warning of the “possible breakup” of BC Hydro in outsourcing agreements as much as three times the size of the Accenture deal. (In 2003 BC Hydro contracted with Accenture to provide customer service, finance, information technology and other back-office functions.) A BC Hydro spokesman advises me that no, the utility is not considering breaking itself up into three entities, or greatly expanding its outsourcing. The next time you hear about a quick solution for rising electricity rates, take it with a grain of salt. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Local lifeguard buoyed by support It was this quote that motivated me to write this letter. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward The last 12 months have been a roller coaster ride of emotions for me as I waited to hear my fate as a lifeguard instructor at the Penticton Community Centre pool. This letter is to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the many people that have supported me over this time. Everywhere I went people stopped and chat-
ted with me, inquiring as to my well being. I received hugs, reassurances and so many kind words and compliments that when I think back on it I am a bit overwhelmed with emotion. I couldn’t have asked for better support. You probably have no idea how much this meant to me and I sincerely thank you all. I would also like to thank the great ladies I worked with on the first floor of City Hall this summer. You taught me many lessons. I got to see first hand how dedicated and professional you all
A political tale
There was a young lady sometime ago who quit politics for a different row to hoe. Her ex-boss resigned in shame and the young lady re-entered the political game. The lady snatched the leadership from three former amigos — but alas young maiden don’t move to fast, you must first erase the lipstick from a soon to be has-been ass. Your tenure as top dog is never forever — so stay out of the trough and retain your figure — as that other party will be ready when you squeeze the election trigger. Your former king sold our railroad and our beautiful Fast Cats of the sea — I hope you are genuine this time but we shall wait and see? On the horizon there appears to be nothing but doom and gloom but I admit your smile can brighten any room. Not being one of your party, I wish you well but a by-election can be hell. If you fail to be honest, transparent and not putting people first, the burial will come quickly in political dirt. Tom Isherwood Olalla
No need for starter pistols
A news story from Surrey tells of starter pistols being converted to lethal guns for sale, much to the dismay of the police. Unbelievable! Why are such things being made, sold and used. It doesn’t take the genius of an Einstein to see that starter pistols need not be pistols at all, need not look like pistols, need not fire live ammunition of any kind. The use of pistols at sports events is a hangover from the past. I’m no expert on this but surely to produce a suitable starter bang some sort of electronic or mechanical gadget would do the job. Where is the bright young inventor? The whole world awaits you. The police should not be confronted with such dumb things as potentially dangerous starter pistols. David S. Stevenson Penticton
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are. I am glad that the citizens and visitors in our city have compassionate and caring individuals to greet them and assist them as they set up utilities, pay bills, taxes, get a business license or just find their way around the city. Lastly I would like to thank the amazing professionals at the Work Zone. The moment I stepped in the door you were friendly and helpful, when I felt down you gave me confidence in myself and pushed me forward. Gratitude is the feeling you have when you realize that you have so
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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. O thanks to the Royal Our C Canadian Legion Branch #22 # Ladies Auxiliary in Summerland. S President P Past President Pat, Marion and Secretary M Doreen present a D cheque for $1,000. c
sent in from Sally-Jo Williams about childhood bullying from the March 9 paper. I agree with everything you said about kids picking on their peers who are “different” from the others. Like not wearing the latest fashions, or having weight problems, or anything else that makes us not “cool.” I am 41 years old, and grew up in Richmond, B.C. and was picked on from Kindergarten to Grade 12. I was told I was ugly and stupid, and when you hear this everyday from other kids, you start to believe it, and it never goes away. After all these years I still have selfesteem issues and I don’t think it will ever go away. If it weren’t for my wonderful parents and a few close friends I probably would not be here today. So the next time you decide to judge someone in a negative way, or see your child doing it, stop and think what you could be doing to this person’s self worth. I have a four-year-old son, and will do everything in my power to make sure he enjoys his school years. Thank you, Sally for the letter you sent in. I agree with you. Cyndi Cochran Penticton
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The South Okanagan Health Care Auxiliary donated $90,000 towards the new CT Scan which will be unveiled March 18th, 2011. Our thanks to all of the members for their dedication and thoughtfulness. The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation welcomes new board member Patti Graham.
We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 www.sosmedicalfoundation.com
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Harper’s Conservatives lack accountability The central proposition that brought Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to office was “accountability,” but it would appear that they definitely have lost their way and are eroding both our stated and unwritten rules of politics. Here are a few examples of the abuses of power that have come to light in the past two weeks. The Harper government failed to comply
with a motion demanding that, by March 7, they provide the House of Commons with details concerning its plans to spend billions of tax dollars on corporate tax cuts, prison expansions and untendered stealth fighters. Stephen Harper’s inner circle stands accused of a $1.2 million scam to break election spending limits and buy more ads. Senior Conservatives
wired money “in” to local campaigns, transferred the money right back “out” — and now they face serious charges involving potential jail time. When candidates claimed the transfers to get $800,000 more in taxpayer-funded rebates, Elections Canada stepped in. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was caught using public resources for
polling and marketing a Conservative advertising campaign aimed at what he calls “very ethnic” ridings. Minister Kenney has been exposed for the serious conflict of interest between his responsibility to make fair policies as the Citizenship and Immigration Minister and his political role of delivering the votes of New Canadians. Over 24,000 people signed a petition call-
ing for International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda to resign after she misled Parliament about ordering a ministerial document to be falsified. Even though she faces censure for breaching Parliamentary privilege, Minister Oda refuses to step down or answer questions about her conduct. Instead of saying this dishonesty has no place in Parliament, Stephen Harper continues to shield and even
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applaud his minister. Until she was questioned about it in the House of Commons, Conservative Minister Diane Ablonczy had no idea that she had been fined by the Conflict of Interest & Ethics Commissioner and cited for failing to pay the fine. Ms. Ablonczy is the third Harper Minister and 10th Conservative public office holder overall to be fined by the Commissioner, joining previous wrongdoers like
Defence Minister Peter MacKay. When they first came into power five years ago, they said they were going to make the government more accountable and honest. After reviewing the above abuses of power it would appear that exactly the opposite has happened and the Harper Conservatives have become an arrogant and manipulative government.
Prison by the numbers
own Deputy Minister will be mainly filled by current employees of B.C. Corrections who transfer here! What is our benefit? Is it increased traffic congestion? Higher policing costs? Greater water restrictions? Increased stress on our city’s infrastructure? Please write to our mayor, city council, MLA Bill Barisoff, MP Stockwell Day, the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the local papers. We must stop this before it is too late.
Here is some prison town math to ponder (these numbers are taken directly from B.C. Corrections — the turnover rate and prisoner release numbers are the only calculations). Proposed Prison for Penticton: 360 cell prison (making it the biggest provincially-run prison in the province); two beds per cell; 720 prisoners at full capacity; 72 day average stay for sentenced prisoners. Therefore, assuming 100 per cent of prisoners were sentenced (as opposed to remanded), this means: 5.07 annual turnover rate of prison population; 3,650 prisoners would be released annually; These 3,650 criminals would be released with only a bus ticket by opening the prison doors and dumping the criminals onto the streets of Penticton. If 100 per cent of prisoners were sentenced this number would be 3,650, and, of course, this is at full capacity. Cell overcrowding is rampant now, so if this prison was operating at the provincial average capacity of 165 per cent (from 2009/2010) this would mean: 6,023 criminals would be entering our town every single year. This is more people than live in the towns of Okanagan Falls, Osoyoos, Oliver, or Keremeos. Is this what we want for our city? Do we really want higher crime rates, higher insurance rates, lower property values, and the loss of our personal safety? For the creation of jobs that according to B.C. Corrections
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Easter follows the moon
Our calendars indicate that Easter Sunday will be very late this year, the second latest date on which this special day can occur. Why so late? Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first spring of the full moon. The vernal equinox will come on March 20 this year; full moon will be on the 19th of this month that date is still in winter. The next full moon will be in spring, 29.5 days later, namely, on April 17. That is on a Sunday, hence Easter Sunday will then come on the following Sunday, April 24. In a world of hatred and bloodshed, destruction and cataclysms, sorrow and loneliness the immortal message of Easter, “He is not here: for He is risen,…” brings freshness, hope and joy to helpless mortals. In the year 2012 Easter Day will be on April 8, in 2013 on March 31. Leander Arndt Penticton
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GRAD BUSINESS — Students at Princess Margaret Secondary School scramble to get their votes in on time for the selection of this year's valedictorians who will represent the students at the graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 29 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
Funding protection won’t save school KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
Funding protection granted by the province to schools for 2011-2012 will not be the saviour for Oliver’s Tuc-el-Nuit elementary. “Overall funding is unchanged. There is no increase in funding, but it does protect the funding we received last year,” said School District 53 secretary-treasurer Lynda Minnabarriet. “The ministry has been saying for the past few years that funding protection is going to be removed or phased out and we don’t actually find out until the funding announcements. We still don’t know for 2012-2013 what they will do.” Parents who have rallied together under the group name Save Oliver Schools were hoping with the province’s announcement the school district option from the capital plan to close Tuc-el-Nuit would be disbanded. The capital plan outlined that due to the funding protection cutbacks the school district could face a potential deficit of $875,843 and closing Tuc-el-Nuit was a way to save some money. Public consultation
meetings on the potential closure are scheduled for April 27 at 7 p.m. at the school board office in Oliver, staff and teachers will then be consulted
and a second public meeting on May 4 at Tuc-el-Nuit will occur at 7 p.m. The school board will come to a final deci-
sion on whether or not to close Tuc-el-Nuit and amalgamate with Oliver Elementary School at the May 25 school board meeting.
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News Students pull off NHL-sized surprise KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
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It’s tough enough for one person to keep a secret, never mind the entire graduating class of Princess Margaret — but they managed to pull it off. It was all in the name to hold a surprise 18th birthday party for classmate Daniel Cunningham, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The longtime Canucks fan was given tickets to a March 31 game (his actual birthday) and received a special birthday message from his favourite player. “I have known Daniel since middle school and I wanted to do something really special for him for his birthday,” said Megan Ehlers, a Grade 12 student who spear-
headed the idea. “I got hold of Mason Raymond and he made a video for his birthday and we got Daniel and his parents Canucks tickets.” Under the guise of a grad meeting, all 170 Grade 12 students packed into the gym. After some grad business, everyone’s attention was brought to a screen set up for a slideshow of pictures of Cunningham’s past birthday’s and the special message from Raymond. “I was really surprised,” said Cunningham, who was too shocked to say much. “I want to thank everyone.” Raymond wished the student a happy birthday and congratulations on graduating high school. Cunningham also received a Vancouver Canucks gift basket with a signed letter from Raymond, a player photo and other Canucks items. Many in the grad class have known Cunningham since Kindergarten and have seen Cunningham lose the use of muscles in his body over the years. They have watched his disease progress from him being able to walk and run, to now being in a power wheelchair full time with only the use of his hands. The graduating class had been working for months to keep the secret. Ehlers said both students and teachers pitched in to help cover the cost of tickets by volunteering whatever money they could. “Daniel is an inspiration to everyone that I know. He is someone that is really special and someone that everyone wants to remember,” said a teary-eyed Ehlers of why the students planned the surprise. Princess Margaret Vice Principal Terry Grady was not surprised
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SURROUNDED BY family and friends Daniel Cunningham smiles during his surprise
birthday party at Princess Margaret Secondary School recently. In addition to some special gifts he also received tickets to an upcoming Vancouver Canucks hockey game. Below; Vice principal Terry Grady of Princess Margaret comforts a tearful Megan Ehlers as she talks about her friend and classmate Daniel Cunningham at the surprise party she helped organize. that the Grade 12’s put it all together because they are such a “compassionate and caring,” group. The school is also the first to hold a muscular dystrophy walk as a fundraiser and the students said it was because
of Cunningham that they became more aware of the need to help fund research, provide support and resources. Penticton Firefighters were also at the birthday celebration last Thursday. They have been bringing
Cunningham a birthday cake to his school since he was three years old. The firefighters raise money for muscular dystrophy through a variety of annual fundraisers including Christmas tree pickups and boot drive.
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In time with World Water Day on March 22, the organizers of the Meadowlark Festival have announced that international water advocate Maude Barlow will be the keynote speaker for the 2011 Meadowlark Festival. Water, its conservation and sustainable use is also the theme for the 2011 festival, which runs from May 19 to 23. Barlow’s presentation, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, will kick off the festival on the evening of May 19. As a water expert, Barlow’s credentials are internationally recognized, having served as senior advisor on water to the United Nations General Assembly. “The world is running out of available freshwater as demand outstrips supply, threatening billions of humans and other species,” said Barlow. “Our collective pollution, abuse and displacement of water is a major factor in climate change.” During her presentation Barlow will share the scope and causes of the crisis, and pose a three part solution toward a water-secure world. She and a panel of local experts will be available to answer any questions following the talk as well as meet and greet participants. “Water is such a critical issue in the
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News Student journeys to Midway STEVE KIDD
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While many high school students are looking forward to spring break as a chance to kick back or perhaps even travel with their family to Europe, Mexico or some other exotic locale, Emily Chartrand is making plans to go a bit farther afield, at least in terms of distance from civilization. On March 20, the 17-yearold Penticton Secondary student will be joining world-renowned artist and activist Chris Jordan, Naramata filmmaker Jan Vozenilek and other artists as they journey to the Midway Islands to document the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the oceans. It was during a presentation at Pen High by Jordan — one she helped arrange — that Chartrand found out she would be going on the journey. Chartrand was chosen to be one of the students accompanying them on the March trip. “I was so excited, I cried a little,” said Chartrand, who admits her family is nervous about the long trip, but said they are still very supportive of her involvement in the project. “My mom is trying not to show it so much,” said Chartrand, who, along with her sister and parents, has a long history of social involvement. The Midway Atoll is at the northwest reach of the Hawaiian archipelago, about a third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo, Japan; a U.S. territory set aside as a national wildlife refuge. While it’s home to a wide variety of bird species, there are only about 60 people living there, researchers and caretakers. “The island is only accessible with a permit so I am extremely lucky to be going there,” said Chartrand. The artists are creating a documentary around the Midway albatrosses, which scoop up the brightly coloured bottle caps and other floating trash from the ocean
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PEN HIGH student Emily Chartrand has been chosen to accompany a group of artists to Midway Island over spring break, joining them as they document the plight of the albatrosses that nest there.
thinking it is food and are dying by the thousands as a result. “I think it’s going to be really hard to see … we really need to change. I think this is going to reignite the flame inside myself,” said Chartrand, though with her history of activism, it doesn’t seem like her flame is burning low. Jordan’s photographs and Vozenilek’s films of albatrosses carcasses stuffed with plastic shocked the world into disbelief, including Chartrand. That gave her a new goal, and brought an end to a long-term company she started at age eight along with her older sister Chantal. Over the course of nine years, the Chartrands packaged some 10,000 bags of green jelly beans as
Ogopogo poop, using the profits to support charitable work in Mexico. But after seeing Vozenilek’s work, their consciences could not let them continue using the plastic packaging. Chartrand became an anti-plastic advocate at the school, organizing events, even arranging for 1,000 metal water bottles to be donated to students to replace plastic ones. She will be helping Jordan and the other artists with their work as well as blogging her journey at emilysmidwayjourney.blogspot. com. This is one of several trips made by the group, who plan to release the resulting documentary, Midway, in 2012. Ongoing updates on the project are available at www. midwayjourney.com.
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hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has new beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. and intermediate line dancing and cribbage at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HUMP Day with entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Stu’s kitchen open. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. United Church. Call 490-9272 for information. TOPS BC 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Ring at the back door on the lane, and the meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-496-5931 or Tina at 250-770-1613. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music String Orchestra is from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. under John Suderman at the Leir House. New members welcome. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the libraries lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. B.C. R ETIRED GOVERNMENT Employees Association meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Library Theatre. Guest speaker is Barb Parker of Revenue Canada.
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FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at email@example.com or 250-498-4959. CITY PEACH T OASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4860601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250770-8093. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250-492-7623 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. F ALLS O KANAGAN SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone welcome. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. and hot dogs and hamburgers for $2. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Monday in the hall, 502 Martin St at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 250492-5400. O KANAGAN S OUTH I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250492-6299. PENTICTON WRITERS AND Publishers hold monthly meetings the third Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park Ave. If you love to write, come meet with us. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has 269 Darts Club. New members welcome as spares or regular players. Contact Brian or Hazel Sutch 250-493-3314 for info. 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. ANAVETS HAS DROP in pool and an 8-ball tournament at 6 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centure has table tennis starting at 7 p.m. at 2965 South Main St. For more information call Francis at 778-4764916 or or Brian at 250492-0578.
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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts/pool and karaoke by Anita starts at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke with Russ. All members and guests welcome to their hall of 1197 Main St. COMPUTER SENIORS’ 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 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 entertainment by Dale Seaman. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with John (Cash) Hodson at 5:30 p.m. T HE F UNTIMERS BALLROOM Dance Club meets most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ballroom and Latin dancing. New members welcome. For information call Brian 250-4927036. SALVATION ARMY CHURCH is having a garage sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone wanting to donate stuff can bring it to the church on Friday 2 to 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the migrant workers outreach in the Valley. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch 22 on Rosedale Avenue in Summerland has a baron of beef dinner for $6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
XPLORESPORTZ SPRING BREAK camps are designed for children who want to experience a variety of new and exciting sports under the direction of certified coaches. Camps may include sessions on kickboxing, lacrosse, wrestling, judo, archery, badminton, martial arts, curling, gymnastics and more. Takes place at Adidas Sportsplex. To find out price and register for camp March 28 to April 1, call 250-490-2426 and give code 27985. For more information call PacificSport Okanagan (250) 469-8854. Limited space available. PENTICTON AND AREA Cycling Association has its first annual Potluck and AGM. Open to the general public and all cycle riders on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Penticton United Church on 696 Main St. Entry is via the side doors on Main St. Bring your favorite recipe. www.bikepenticton. com for more info. CURATOR FOR KIDS program in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first European fur traders to travel through the Okanagan Valley. Curator Kids will become explorers themselves on the Fur Brigade Trail. The program for kids aged eight to 11 is from April 9 to June 4 on Saturdays at the Penticton Museum. For further information, or to register contact the museum at 250-490-2454 or check their website: www.pentictonmuseum. com. A FREE INTRODUCTION to Essential Skills Training (manuals included) is being offered on April 18 and 19 at Okanagan College. Participants can learn awareness and knowledge of essential skills and learn about other topics. Lunch and refreshments provided. Contact: Mindy Rollins or Terry Terbasket at 250-492-5289 Registration is limited.
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and a comedy evening featuring Jamie Charest, Rob Balsdon and Simon Welton for $20. For tickets call 250-494-2301. LEGION LADIES HAS a dinner with all the trimmings for $8 at the hall 502 Martin St. at 5:30 p.m. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in pool/darts. Taco in a bag snack available. Karaoke by Anita
THE SOUTH OKANAGAN Naturalist Club is meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Penticton United Church corner of Main St. and Eckhardt Ave. James Turnbull will present a slide show on Chiapas Mexico: Birds Among Mayan Ruins. The general business meeting will follow. There is no admission and everyone is welcome. MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES Association, District 23 members meets at 9 a.m. Take elevator to second floor, Sunshine Board Room at the Seniors Wellness Centre on 439 Winnipeg St. Light breakfast by donation.
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RCMP responded to the following property crime reports within the city of Penticton in February 2011: 6 vehicle theft reports - February 21st RCMP stopped a vehicle traveling on Van Horne St. which had been reported stolen from Okanagan Falls two days prior. The three occupants were arrested. The driver, a 30 year old male, is currently facing charges of possession of stolen property and breach of a recognizance. 8 vehicle break-ins 14 commercial B&Es - An 18 year old male was arrested February 5th after a security guard witnessed him attempting to break into a storage room at the Penticton Best Western on Skaha Lake Rd. He is currently in custody awaiting court. Between February 16th and 20th RCMP responded to several reports of thefts from
the common areas of local apartment and condominium complexes. These files are currently under investigation. 4 residential B&Es 1 robbery - February 4th Penticton RCMP responded to an armed robbery of a taxi driver on Skaha Lake Rd. One suspect, a 29 year old male, attempted to rob the driver at knifepoint, then stabbed him in the shoulder. He and a 48 year old female fled the scene but were later located and arrested. The male pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in jail. The female is currently on conditions awaiting court.
If you have any information about these incidents or any other crime please contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DISCLAIMER: This document is the property of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen RCMP. Statistics are based on police reports derived directly from PRIME-BC and should be considered preliminary, as they do not represent official statistics submitted to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as per UCR II scoring guidelines. Maps and statistics are based on founded occurrences only, and do not reflect incidents which were determined, upon police attendance, to be unfounded or unsubstantiated. Maps and statistics reflect only the most serious offence on each file. Maps may not display all reported property crimes for the given time period.
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Roadshow is in Penticton: 4 DAYS ONLY! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer After very successful shows in Nanaimo and White Rock, The Roadshow is coming to Penticton, BC. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
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noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”
At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have
she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Road-
show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!
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Rockets, Wildcats face off for female AAA midget crown Western News Staff
The Thompson Okanagan Female Midget AAA Rockets will continue its pursuit of the provincial hockey female AAA championship. The Rockets battled hard against the Prince George Cougars over the weekend taking the best-of-three series 2-1. After winning Game 1 3-1 then losing Game 2, 4-3, the Rockets bounced back to win 2-1. The Rockets come out strong and Colby Williams (assist Steph Schaupmeyer) scored the first goal with a minute remaining in the first period. A second
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SKYE TERBASKET (above) talks to his Okanagan Syilx teammates on the bench while guard Clayton Gottfriedson outruns a Hesquiaht Braves defender during the ﬁrst game of the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament at Penticton Secondary School Monday. Syilx won the game 71-34. The tournament wraps up with the championships Friday.
Skye Terbasket key to Syilx’s offense EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
While the focus for the Syilx boy’s basketball team is defence, it becomes crystal clear the offence is a well-oiled machine. And that begins with Skye Terbasket. While he scored just 12 points in the Syilx’s 71-34 dismantling of the Hesquiaht Braves, Terbasket also collected three assists and five steals. He was the key on several plays alongside Clayton Gottfriedson, who led with 20 points. “We obviously in Skye and Clay two excellent guards so if we can get them out and running, they can really score when they are on the open court,” said Syilx coach Peter Waardenburg. What helps Terbasket be a force is his IQ, which impresses Waardenburg since his co-captain is in Grade 10. “He knows the offence well. He will tell
guys where to go,” said Waardenburg, following an intense performance that allowed his team to make a solid first impression in the Junior All Native Tournament, which wraps up on Friday. “It’s like having a second coach out there. I don’t have to yell and tell him because he will point things out. That’s probably his biggest asset.” Terbasket constantly is directing the offence, even offering help from the sidelines, getting teammates to move around to pick defences apart. One play during their trashing of the Braves, Gottfriedson intercepted a pass, found the Terbasket outside the key then a final pass to Bowe McGinnis who made the easy basket. Right before that the Syilx pulled off an impressive give-and-go. It’s something that Waardenburg enjoys watching. “Oh yeah, see some of those long bomb passes,”
the Syilx coach said. “You don’t see that too often.” Terbasket, who attends Similkameen Elementary Secondary School, said he enjoys directing traffic during a game and admits to having a bossy side, but said only on the court. However, it’s important for him to get his teammates involved in the play. The Syilx played with such confidence in their opening game, but Terbasket credits that to the work of the coaches with them and their preparation for the championship. “We have gone over them quite a bit,” said Terbasket. “They are just in my head now I guess.” Blazing the court wearing No. 30 and sporting a smaller version of a Fauxhawk, Terbasket has been looking forward to competing in the Junior All Native Tournament for a year. “It’s one of the big-
gest tournaments of the year,” he said. While the Syilx have winning in mind, they are not obsessed about it. He said being successful this year will give them more
confidence for 2012. “More here to just have fun,” he said. For scores and matchups in the tournament, check www.pentictonwesternnews.com
goal came at the start of the second period from Steph Schaupmeyer (assist Williams/Shylah Gibb). The Cougars were able to get one goal past the Rockets netminder but Tara Bouvette didn’t let anything else past her. The Rockets will face the Kootenay Wildcats in a best-of-three series with the winner being crowned BC Hockey Female Midget AAA champions. Games will be played in Rutland West on March 25 at 7:30 p.m., Rutland West on March 26 at 8:30 p.m. and if necessary on March 27 at 5 p.m. in Rutland East.
Baseball B.C. pitching rebates Special to Western News
Baseball B.C. is offering a grass roots rebate program geared to the local associations for their participation in approved coach (NCCP) and umpire (BCBUA) training as well as the implementation of the initiation level Rally Cap program for their youngest athletes. This new initiative will recognize those associations that work hard to build and develop their programming and will offset the association costs of offering these programs to their volunteers and participants. The coach training program will see an interested association apply for a rebate after hosting an NCCP clinic in their community. Fifty per cent of the cost per coach or $25 per coach attending will be rebated once a clinic is paid for in full and the attendee list is received by Baseball B.C. All an interested association needs to do is apply on line at www.baseball.bc.ca/rebates for their rebate. An internal check will be done at Baseball B.C. to ensure all host obligations are complete by the local association and a check will be sent to the address supplied in the name of the local association. The umpire training program will see an interested association apply for a rebate after hosting a BCBUA clinic in their community. Each attending umpire ($10 each) will be rebated once a clinic is paid for in full to the BCBUA and the attendee list and instructor sign off is received by Baseball BC. All an interested association needs to do is apply on line at www.baseball.bc.ca/ rebates for their rebate. An internal check will be done at Baseball BC to ensure all host obligations are complete by the local association and a check will be sent to the address supplied in the name of the local association. The Rally Cap program will provide a rebate after running the program from Baseball Canada in their community. All of the cost per cap or $2.50 per cap purchased for the program will be rebated once an association successfully completes the season and the Rally Cap tracker form is received by Baseball B.C. To get the rebate, the same procedure is completed as the coaching and umpire rebates.
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The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League final has been a war on ice. And Castlegar Rebels coach Steve Junker feels it’s just a preview for more as Games 3 and 4 shifted to Castlegar on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rebels captain Taylor Anderson felt they worked hard, battled and threw hits against the Osoyoos Coyotes, who prevailed 3-2 on Sunday to take a 2-0 series lead. “We played our systems exactly how we wanted to play,” said Anderson, who throws his five-foot-nine, 175pound frame around. “A couple bounces here and there and that’s just how the game played out. We definitely can’t hang our heads for our effort.” While the Rebels continuously played the body, the Coyotes didn’t flinch. Bodies hit the glass hard and collided at centre ice. The goalies didn’t escape either. Coyotes captain Stefan Jensen got a taste of the
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crossbar on one play when shoved into the goal by a Rebel. “They are always coming hard. We only played them once before (regular season) and they gave us a good game,” said Laslo, who leads the playoffs with a 1.59 goals against average. “It’s intense, every game is close and every shift, every play can
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I think we responded in both games. Came out and weathered the storm. Then gave a little of our own back. I think the fans (675 in Game 1 and 598 for Game 2) really enjoyed it.” After Corey Allen potted Sundays winner 23 seconds in, the Rebels pressured the Coyotes but couldn’t get solid chances at the net. Anderson said the
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during the World Cup in Myrdalen-Voss, Norway on March 20. Canada’s Jennifer Heil wrapped up her career with her 58th victory. The Canadian Freestyle team finished its best World Cup season with four medals and captured the Nations Cup for a sixth straight year. In Jyvaskyla, Finland on March 19 for the World Juniors, Okanagan Falls Andi Naude was among the top Canadian finishers placing sixth.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Skye Terbasket helped the Syilx boys basketball team defeat the Hesquiaht Braves 71-34 in their opening game of the 2011 Junior All Native tournament on Monday. Terbasket scored 12 points and collected three assists and five steals. Terbasket is from Keremeos and also plays soccer, but basketball is his favourite sport.
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DESTRUCTIVE CHAMPS — The KPSW Destroyers under-19A ringette team are provincial champions. The following players are: in the top back row - Karen Sulentich (assistant coach), Val Zilkie (trainer) Waverley Rage, Jessica Martin, Jessica Zoeller, Brianne Hrynyk, Drew Hertz, Kristie Steele, Kaitlyn Collins, Kyle Levy, Jennifer Tillack, Ellen Hancock, Pauline Collins (head coach) and Kim Taschuk (manager). In the front, Breanne Stoll, Tiffany Taschuk, Jasmine Zilkie, Lauren Pierce, Caitlyn Sulentich, Joanna Cowper and Stephanie Slamka. The team will represent B.C. at the Western Canadian Championships in Edmonton starting today.
Johnston, Stecher share Vees playoff MVP honour EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Logan Johnston and Troy Stecher left the Penticton Vees coaching staff with no choice when deciding who the clubs playoff MVP would be. With both having such strong performances during the post season, especially against the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, the fearsome forward and slick defenceman will share the honour. Johnston, an alternate captain for two seasons, led the Vees with six goals in nine games, while Stecher looked extremely confident handling the puck and finished with two goals and five points in nine games. “Both guys were just amazing in their own right, ” said Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson during the last segment of Coach’s Corner on March 17. Johnston’s physical style is perfect for the playoff grind. After scoring eight points in 16 playoff games last season, the Penticton minor hockey product averaged a point per game this year. During exit meetings, Harbinson said he and Johnston had a serious discussion for next season for Johnston to carry his strong play from day 1. “He’s well aware and he’s excited and he’s going to be a guy
“The kid looked like he was eight-years-old. I remember thinking, oh lord, what am I getting myself into. Then I watched him the next day and I knew we could not let this kid go.” — Fred Harbinson that helps lead this team to the next phase,” said Harbinson. “It’s an honour,” said Johnston of the recognition given by the coaching staff. “I wasn’t completely taken back by it. It’s nice to get it. I played well in the playoffs.” Johnston, who will get serious consideration to be the Vees next captain, will focus his off-season training to become quicker. “I want to come in and play the same the whole way,” said Johnston, whose focused on being consistent. “There’s no reason I can’t.” Following the first quarter of the regular
season, Johnston trailed Laleggia in scoring with five goals and 12 points in 15 games, then collected seven points in the next 15, three and 10 to finish with 11 goals and 32 points in 56 games. He also had 87 penalty minutes. Stecher, 16, was something to marvel at according to Harbinson. He feels fans should embrace the smooth skating blueliner, who he believes people “are probably going to watch on Saturday nights for years to come.” “It’s been a long time since I have seen a 16-year-old have a season and obviously a playoff with the type of minutes that he plays,
the situations that he plays and he elevated his game to another level that excites us during the playoffs,” said Harbinson. After collecting five goals and 20 points in 54 games, the Richmond native who has a scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Omaha outshone regular season scoring leader Joey Laleggia in the series against Salmon Arm. Harbinson said playing defence at a young age is more difficult than playing the forward position and stated that every mistake is magnified. And despite his frame, the five-foot-10, 165-pound defenceman didn’t get outmuscled in the corner during battles too often. During the recruiting process, Harbinson recalled what went through his mind as he saw Stecher getting out of his vehicle and hoped it was his brother. “The kid looked like he was eight-yearsold,” said Harbinson. “I remember thinking, oh lord, what am I getting myself into. Then I watched him the next day and I knew we could not let this kid go. He went way over my expectations.” Along with Johnston and Stecher, the Vees have forwards Joey Benik, Myles McCauley, Curtis Loik, Michael Betz, Steve Iacobellis, Carter Rigby, defencemen Kyle Beaulieu, Chad
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Coeur D'Alene ................................. Apr. 6* ....................... 3 Days .................. $179 Tulalip & Tulips ............................... Apr. 10* ..................... 3 Days .................. $239 Silver Reef ....................................... Apr. 3* ....................... 3 Days .................. $214 Coeur D'Alene ................................. Apr. 17 ....................... 4 Days .................. $249 Tulalip ............................................... Jun. 12....................... 4 Days .................. $329 Tulalip - Osoyoos Pick-Up.................... Apr. 19* ..................... 4 Days .................. $329 Silver Reef ...................................... Apr. 12* ..................... 4 Days .................. $289 Wendover ......................................... Mar. 27*..................... 7 Days .................. $369 Reno .................................................. May 14....................... 8 Days .................. $339 Reno .................................................. Apr. 2* ....................... 8 Days .................. $359 Laughlin ........................................... May 26....................... 12 Days ...... Sale! - $599 Laughlin ........................................... Apr. 3* ....................... 13 Days ................ $819 Lincoln City...................................... May 22....................... 5 Days .................. $559 Mother's Day in Tulalip ................. May 6* ....................... 4 Days .................. $455 Cost Per Person Based on Double Mill Bay Tuesdays Omak - Mar. 27
never-before-seen movies; and even their own portable digital music player with their favourite songs. • Parents with infants. Parents travelling with infants must carry all legal documents required by the destination country. Children less than two years old must travel on an adult’s lap. Parents receive an attractive kit with essential infant-care items for the flight, including a diaper, lotion, towel, changing mat and toy. • Creating a life-time of memories. Once you settle back home, scrapbooking can be a great way to organize and display your vacation photos for the entire family to enjoy.
extremely economical way for families to travel.” Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75 per cent less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel. According to a recent cost-comparison study conducted by PKF Consulting, an RV trip is shown to be more economical when compared to a traditional week’s vacation for a family of four, when you consider the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating out at restaurants. Go RVing Canada coalition serves as the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador. For more information on RVing and RV shows across Canada, please visit www.GoRVing.ca.
WANTED Men and Women To join a dedicated team of paid on-call
Volunteer Firefighters For Spring Recruit Training Must be 19 years or over and live within the Okanagan Falls Fire District Contact:
Fire Hall 250-497-5700 leave a message Drop in Wednesdays 9 am-noon or 7 pm-9 pm
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Your community. Your classiﬁeds.
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ANYONE WITNESSING an accident between a gray Toyota Corolla and a gray Honda Civic at the corner of Kinney Ave and South Main St on Thurs, Mar 10, at approx 8:30 p.m., please call Jo-Ann or Lisa S. at ICBC, 250-493-4181.
Childcare needed for 10 year old girl, occasional shift work, before & after school, Uplands area, vehicle required, ref.’s req., (250)770-7870, 250-8099250
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Basic Cremation $990 +taxes (Penticton Area)
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A PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING is being hosted by New Town Planning Services Inc. to provide the public with information on the proposed road exchange on First Street, between Robinson Point Road and 3rd Street, Naramata. This is the ﬁrst step in a conceptual land use plan for the BC Tree Fruits fruit packing site. The purpose of this open house meeting is to consult with the public and to solicit input on the planned roadway land exchange which proposes improved lake access, park and public parking. MEETING LOCATION: “The Loft”, Naramata Centre 3375 3rd Street, Naramata OPEN HOUSE MEETING DATE and TIME: 6pm - 8pm, Thursday March 24th, 2011 *Presentation at 6:30* Jagged Edge Hair Design Mon-Fri 9-4 Sat. by appointment 103 Duncan Ave. W New Salon located in the Hamlets Cheapest prices in town new clients and walk-ins welcome, call Jen @ 250-809-6890 for an appointment today
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John Senger Electric new phone # 250-493-8700
Lost & Found LOST - Engagement ring in a black velvet pouch by Cherry Lane. Sentimental . Heirloom. 250-492-3907 Miracle for Mitzy, desperately needed. Found female youngadult cat, healthy, spayed, took months to ﬁnd just-right home, now homeless again! Shy, cuddly to human companion, not other animals. Needs mature, indoors, quiet home, lap. 250492-5046
Childcare Available LOVE’S Family Daycare, Young St. area, licensed, (2.5-5yr olds), spots available for your child (250)493-0566 Okanagan Falls, Home Sweet Home Private Childcare has 2 spaces available on tuesday, wednesday & friday, call Deborah (250)497-5384 Treasured Moments Daycare in Ok Falls has 1 opening April 1, care provider is experienced, has ECE & references, call Julie 250-486-2798 RLNR Young, experienced, semi-retired lady will provide before, after and non-instructional school care in a warm environment for your child, hot meals and snacks provided, call Judy, (250)493-6434
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iis now Accepting registration for 2011/2012. 5 programs. Ages 3-5. Contact Jodie for more info. 250-770-1716 or email
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th 75 Birthday Rudi Krause
After making Penticton his home for almost 30 years now, Rudi has had many good days in our ﬁne city. Although, retired for almost 30 years, he sure isn’t one to sit around and not do anything. He has been nicknamed the “retired workaholic”. He has proudly both raced and completed three of our famous Ironman Canada Triathlons, and then gone to Hawaii to do the same in their World Triathlon.
“Cheers” to Rudi, our Dad & Our Opa, on March 23rd
Career Opportunities MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need. Medical ofﬁce & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available! 1-888-748-4126.
Childcare Licensed Infant toddler educator needed at Columbus Park Childcare. 250-490-9855 Ask for Debbie Fax: 250-4939547
Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DELIVER RV Trailers for Pay! Successful RV transport company seeking pickup owners to deliver RV’s from US to Canada. Paying top rates! www.hori zontransport.com/canada
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CANADA OPERATE A RANDALL NORTH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN PENTICTON RANDALL NORTH ESTATE SERVICES, one of the fastest growing property management companies in BC, is seeking a real estate professional to launch an ofﬁce in Penticton to serve the area. Randall North, with ofﬁces currently on Vancouver Island and the North BC Coast, is dedicated to a successful network of property managers employing best practices. No start up costs! OUR OFFER: s .O "ROKERS ,ICENSE REQUIRED s &ULL HEAD OFlCE SUPPORT IN OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES including The Randall North Difference s "E PART OF A SHARING NETWORK WITH REFERRALS s "ENElT FROM HEAD OFlCE MARKETING DIRECT TO INVESTORS AND other potential clients s %ARN A PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE ALL YOU NEED IS A COMPUTER and telephone to start s #ENTRALIZED ADMINISTRATION LEARN MORE! E-mail us at email@example.com Randall North Real Estate Services www.randallnorth.ca
CLARENCE A C JOHN O “Clare” l Went to be with the Lord with his family by his side on March 6, 2011. Clare will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his two children; Patricia (Kerry Loyie) Roy of Penticton, BC and Darryl (Leanne) Canada of Penticton, BC, seven grandchildren; Timothy, Steven, Michelle, Brianne, Jeffrey, Shannon (Mike) and Angela (Enzo), six great grandchildren; Nathan, Daniel, Katy, Jace Aiden, and Danika sisters; Irene Bonville of 100 Mile House, BC, Margaret Bonville of Prince Albert, SK and Joan McAnn of Lloydminster, AB. Sadly predeceased by his wife, Frances in 2001. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on March 26, 2001 from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 40, 502 Martin Street, Penticton, BC with Padre John Briscall, officiating. Interment will follow at the Penticton Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to the Poppy Fund, Royal Canadian Legion, Penticton, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.
Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Farm Workers Royal Orchards looking for a Farm worker, duties include pruning, thinning of fruit trees and other labouring activities, no education or experience required, wages $12/hr., vacation and beneﬁts as per BC Employment standards, phone 250-490-7384
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Help Wanted APPLY NOW! Expanding Kelowna co. now accepting applications for FT work in various positions. No exp nec. 250860-3590 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Electricians and Apprentices needed Summit Electric Ltd. with ofﬁces in Kamloops and Quesnel is looking for certiﬁed 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 ﬂights. 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: email@example.com or by fax to: (250)992-7855
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Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. 250-979-2993 , Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or email email@example.com MECHANICS & ELECTRICIANS: Procon Equipment is currently looking for full-time permanent Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics and Journeyman Electricians for our Nisku, Alberta facility. Must have certiﬁcation. Preference will be given to any with underground experience. Excellent work atmosphere and beneﬁts. Work schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Will also consider relocation of qualiﬁed individuals to the Edmonton area from within Canada. Please fax resume to 780-955-2411.
BAYSHORE HOME Health one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies - is recruiting nurses, certiﬁed care aides, house cleaners and babysitters. Applicants must be empathetic, conﬁdent, possess an extraordinary work ethic, a ``can do’’ attitude, and a passion for making a difference. If this describes you, pleas contact firstname.lastname@example.org Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
FORD PARTS MANAGERPORT HARDY Ford and after market parts experience mandatory. Great wage and beneﬁts package to the successful candidate. Email resumes to: email@example.com or visit www.davelandonford.com.
Teachers GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires a Welding Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers
Looking for a dynamic person to join the OPUS Cafe Bistro. Please drop off resume 778476-5856
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Must have provincially recognized ticket. Competitive wages and beneﬁts. Interested applicants apply to Kal Tire, 1780 Dartmouth Road.
Required for Betts Electric. Visit: www.betts.bc.ca for more information.
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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.
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Is Growing Again! Askew’s Foods, in Salmon Arm, is currently recruiting a Pharmacy Manager. This position will be in charge of the set up and management of our new Pharmacy located in our new Uptown Grocery Store. Please visit our Web site at www.askewsfoods.com for more information regarding this posting.
We have immediate openings to join our team: • Electrical Inside Sales rep • Mechanical Designer • CNC Punch Operator • CNC Press Brake Operator Valid Manufacturing is a leading Salmon Arm manufacturer with over 70,000 SF of manufacturing capacity. Competitive salary, beneﬁts and pension plan complement a dynamic work environment. See our website for additional info: www.validmanufacturing.com Fax: 250 832-7746 Email: email@example.com
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 to $38/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 student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ﬁnancing options available to qualiﬁed applicants.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping SMITTYS Income Tax Service. Doing business since 1973 in the Penticton area and South. Specializing in the Trucking Industry and the General Public. Contact R.M (Smitty) Smith 250-490-5996
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Electric glass top range, self clean, convection, good condition, $350, (250)490-1399 EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on
OK Tree Removers, bucket truck avail, no job too small. Free estimates 250-493-2687
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Drywall Certiﬁed & Guaranteed Drywall Services Texturing - Ceiling Repairs New & Small Reno’s Certiﬁed Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678 COMPLETE DRYWALL Services. No job too big or small. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call for a free estimate today Penticton Interior Drywall Andy 250-809-5881
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ROTOTILLING for your garden $25 & up. 250-490-6065 SPRING IS HERE Hedge & Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, and more. Call for free est. 250-493-1083
CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS March Madness Granite Sale SAVE $500 for removal of old counters and installation of new granite. GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE. Kitchens starting at $2495. Coming soon. Granite taps for showers & kitchens. Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
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Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com Four Seasons Yard Maintenance now taking bookings for aeration and garden rototilling, (250)492-0805 Fully experienced pruner; fruit trees, ornamentals, evergreen hedges, landscapes, reference list and picture portfolio available, call Gerald at 250493-5161 GARDEN AND LAWN Care. Quality landscape maintenance services: mowing, pruning, hedging, aerating, fertilizing, spring cleanup. Eight years experience. Call Paul at 250-493-3362. GOLD STAR Lawn Care Ltd. is now booking Spring Aeration and power raking , fertilization packages , weekly mowing and general yard maintenance. Over 40 years of experience and locally owned and operated . Call 770-8984 Lake Breeze Lawn Care booking for power raking, aerating, fertilizing, lawn and garden care, 250-809-2398 Now taking booking for upcoming season. Lawn care & yard work once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079,
Specializing In Concrete Walls • Driveways • Custom Work • Stairs/Patios • Retaining Walls • Footings/Foundations • Floor Leveling/Repairs
MIKE’S ELITE CountertopsAll Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Quartz and Laminate Surfaces. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We also supply and/or install any Tile application. We offer a special every month, call Mike to ﬁnd out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543.
Cleaning Services TK Cleaning Services, serving Ok Falls, Penticton and area, residential cleaning, yard work, yard maintenance and window cleaning, 20 years experience, criminal record check, bondable, WHIMIS certiﬁed, free estimate, call Tracey, 250-497-7117, cell 250462-4349
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Apt/Condos for Sale
REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $600
Bach Suite, sep entrance, Near IGA fridge, stove, laundry h/u, sec’d parking. Avail. April 1 (cd102) $600 1 bdrm, top ﬂr, south facing, balcony, elevator, fridge, stove, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A316) $725 1 bdrm at 150 Skaha Pl., f,s, balcony, elevator, near Skaha Beach. Avail. Now (A360) $795 2 bdrm 55+ apts, incl. heat and cable, new balcony, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail. May 1 (wt 202/203/302) $1000 2 bdrm, 2 bath, faces west & east, 3 balconies, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Now (OT425) $1100 $500 reduction on 1st months rent w/lease, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, top ﬂr, 6 appl, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A383)
HOUSES: $1000 2 bdrm +den, on Government St., f,s, w.d, close to schools, unﬁn. bsmt. Avail. Now (H608) $1000 Newer 2 bdrm duplex, f,s, d/w,w.d, laminate and carpet ﬂooring, near SOEC. Avail. Now (H714) $1200 2 bdrm + den home on quiet street, 5 appl, fenced yard, large deck, pet ok. Avail. May 1 (H742) $1300 3 bdrm by Cherry Lane Mall, ﬁnished bsmt, 2 bath, carport, fenced yard near school. Avail. April 1 (H741) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:
280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualiﬁed applicants will be contacted.
HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, reno’s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 RENOVATIONS, decks, garages, fences, retaining walls. Dirty jobs our specialty, garbage hauls, demolitions. Anything anytime, licensed & Insured 250-809-1454
#!*Stumped!#* Our small grinder can get in places others can’t for stump grinding, call for free est, Tree & Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250-493-1083,
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay
ABOUT to Renovate? We do renovations, designs & drawings. For all your reno needs call 250-488-2987 ARE you thinking of renovating? 25 yrs exp, top quality work, includes: carpentry, tiling, ﬂooring, painting, indoor/outdoor. Ref’s avail, honest and hardworking. “Get it done right the ﬁrst time”. Call Ted Lund 250-490-7991 or 250-496-5797
ALL TYPES of hay for sale! all in medium squares (3x4x8). For all your Dairy, Horse, Feeder Hay needs, visit www.hubkahay.com or call Cale @ 403-635-0104. Delivery available and Min order is a semi-load. Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 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.
BELCAN Painting & Renos over 15 years in business Licensed, Insured, WCB Painting Ceramic tile, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s Len 250-486-8800
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
Locally Grown Hedging
CEDARS $ 10
6-7 ft. for Other sizes available up to 9ft.
250-493-0007 149 Upper Bench Rd. S.
Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
Adorable Lab puppies, innoc $400. Chi/Shi. Family raised Fun fun! $300. 250-547-9224 ARE YOU CLEANING OUT your FREEZER? I make my own dog and cat food. I will p/u any unwanted raw meats, veggies, fruits. 250-488-5334 HAVANESE/BICHON frise puppies, comes with shots (250)804-6848 Trinity Shepherds Original Old Style German Shepherd puppies. Top quality, affordable price. Vet checked & shots. (250)5479763 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC
Merchandise for Sale
Antiques / Vintage
250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.
COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES Now open again. 5min from Armstrong, Sat & Sun, 10am-5 or by appt. Quality Antiques, 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) 250-546-2529
Mobile Homes & Parks
Mobile Homes & Parks
March Madness! at
Time to rotate our “Showhomes”...how??
LOWER THE PRICE!
Examples: Regular 2 bdrm, 2 bath $85,364 Single Wide (14x66) 2 bdrm, 2 bath $97,762 Single Wide (14x66) 3 bdrm, 2 bath $146,617 Double Wide (27x48) 2 bdrm, 2 bath $184,368 1 Den-Double Wide (27x54/56)
SUPER SAVE PRICE! $75,120 $85,076 $129,117 $162,243
All prices include delivery, blocking and levelling and skirting! These home are new and carry a ten year warranty! Built by Moduline Industries with 40 years experience. Call Ralph or Scott
Government Rebates to Dealer
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
Auctions BIG M Auction sale.Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 am. 5765-Falkland Road, Falkland. Saddles and tack. Antiques, collectable’s, tools, gift wear, household goods, already consigned: Platform scales, antique Dulcimer, another juke box Rowe Ami, Foose ball game, large amount of tack, saddles, gift wear and much more. Consignments wanted, no buyers fees. 250-379-2078 or 604850-4238. Visa, M/c, interact.
Farm Equipment Ford Tractor, 75VA Narrow, 1800hrs, sprayer 200gl, Dodge ﬂatbed 3500, auto, 1 ton, 2003, 250-490-7384
Firearms DEAL of the week: Beretta CX4 Storm, 9mm, c/w accessories, $1250. At The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6
Free Items Miracle for Mitzy, desperately needed. Found female youngadult cat, healthy, spayed, took months to ﬁnd just-right home, now homeless again! Shy, cuddly to human companion, not other animals. Needs mature, indoors, quiet home, lap. 250492-5046
PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy and sell quality furniture Showroom Open 10-5
256 Westminster Ave. W. 2 “Morgan” lazyboy brown leather recliners. Like new (18 mo.), wall hugger models. $800 for 2 OBO (paid $800/each) 250-492-9618 Karin
Jewels, Furs Big beautiful ﬂawless 1.10kt diamond ring. Very valuable Price neg. 250-306-4616
Medical Supplies ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful ﬁnger pricking! Call 888-449-1321. SHOPRIDER scooters & power chairs, lift chairs, walkers & ramps, new & used. www.okmobilityscootersplus.ca Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,
Misc. Wanted South Okanagan Silver Buyer Visit my website to see my payouts. www.sosbuyer.ca 778-931-0558
Musical Instruments Drum sets from $319, electronic sets from $349, stix from $1.95/pair, cymbal & throne packs from $75, Skaha Sound, (250)492-4710 Electronic Drum Kit for sale, Yamaha DTXpress III, comes with 95 preset songs, connects to CD or MP3 player, offers 95 drum voices with 48 reﬁned preset drum kits & songs, $900, Mike 250-4862112, firstname.lastname@example.org GUITAR & music stands from $8.97, strings from $3.97 a set, mike stands $19.50, cables & straps from $5.47 Skaha Sound 51 Nanaimo Ave E 250-492-4710 PIANOS, serviced, tuned and delivered. Uprights from $599, Grands from $2500. Call World of Music 250-869-0819 or Toll Free 1-800-663-5183 SPRING Blow out, drum sets starting @ $389.99, Behringer powered pa speakers $249.99 & up, guitar stands $8.99&up, mike stands $19.99 &up, video games for all systems $5.00. Lg selection of tools & hemp products. Rentals avail. Pawn Traders, 71 Nanaimo Ave.,250-490-3040
100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler.
LASER Sights, Red Dots, SKS’s from $199, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, Glocks, CZs $699+up. Ammo: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .44, .223. Repairs, reﬁnishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6
For Sale By Owner
For Sale By Owner
Misc. for Sale
★ RENT WHEN AFFORDABLE ★ WHY YOU CAN OWN? ★ Free list of homes with pics Free list with pics of Rancher style homes. ★ under $1000/month. www.PentictonBestBuys.com ★ www.OwnYourOwnHome.ca Free recorded message. Free recorded message. ★ 1-888-267-4599 1-888-267-4599 ID#3040 ID#3051 ★ Gil Szabo & Associates Gil Szabo & Associates Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty ★ Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty
Giant Moving Sale, Sat. 26th & Sun 27th. 120 Cleland Dr. Penticton, 9am3pm. Everything must go: tools, ﬁshing gear, toys, pictures, furniture, Christmas decorations and assorted household goods. No reasonable offers refused.
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION- Starting $99/mo, 1 & 2 1/2-Acre ranch lots, 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. NO CREDIT CHECK. Guaranteed Financing, Money Back Guarantee. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001. www.sunsiteslandrush.com
Apt/Condos for Sale 2bdrm, downtown, reduced to sell, $197,500, or rent $1050, 55+, (250)462-5723 Ground ﬂoor, 1500+sqft, 3bdrm, 2bath, a/c, condo on Brandon Ave, Penticton. Come in , hang your hat, enjoy Asking $334,000. 250-4922929 for appt.
Business for Sale Busy Cafe for sale, Downtown Vernon. Turn-key, 2 person operation, unlimited potentialupdated equipment & decor. Reasonable rent, $85,000. Call Rick 250-307-1959 Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160
For Sale By Owner 1400sq.ft Home, 1 acre in Whitevale Lumby, $275,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26568. Call 250-547-9533 OPEN HOUSES Sat. March 26.& April 2. 11:00am-3:00pm101-695 Pineview Rd, Penticton. 2 Storey Lake and Mountain view home on fully landscaped .23 acre lot. Fully renovated 2003. 3 full Beds, 2.5 baths, tip top shape. 7 app. AC. CV. irrigation. and much more. 250-770-1614 PRICED TO SELL! Beautiful 4 bedroom home with pool and sauna. 128 Dunant Place, Pent. By appt only. $419,900. Call 250-493-0988 or email: email@example.com.
Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 3.69 Acres Home and Shop in Vernon home, Detached 1000 sqft Shop with hoist. Great holding property!Reduced to $575,000 Call Wade 250-5506364. 6177 Okanagan Ave Vernonwww.okhomeseller.com #26513l
Mobile Homes & Parks WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250-814-3788 www.hbmodular.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Estate REGISTER NOW Saskatoon 55-Plus Active Adult Large Ground Level Townhomes www.diamondplace.ca
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent
BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue
Cable & All Utilities Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony
2400sq.ft shop overhead door, ofﬁce, full washroom+laundry,1320 Commercial Way $1850 250-492-8400 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Approx 1/2 acre of land. 3000sq.ft building. Fenced yard, budget priced. 250-4909016
Available immediately… 1 or 2 Bedroom
1/2 duplex, 4bdrm, 2ba, 2appl, np, ns. avail April 1st. $1300+util 250-462-0669 BRIGHT, spacious downtown, 3bdrm upper ﬂoor duplex, OK Lake view, master bedroom has ensuite, walk-in closet & balcony, 5appl, ac, gas fp, new laminate ﬂooring, ns, no pets, Avail April 1, $1200/mo, 250-493-5161
1000sqft Ofﬁce Retail, 5-ofﬁces w/reception area for sale or rent. Penticton 250-493-5133
Mobile Homes & Pads
If you see a wildﬁre, report it to
Homes for Rent
1200sq.ft shop, overhead door, good exposure, ofﬁce, washroom, 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324 1300sqft warehouse/ofﬁce, + 400 sqft mezzanine. 14x12 insulated overhead door. Busy street (250)490-9016 2000 SQ.FT building in Ok Falls/1000sq.ft apartment 250613-2976
3bdrm, 2bath, avail. immediatley, 250-493-9357 4bdrm, $1450/mo includes util, wd, f/s, dw, close to Community Centre 250-492-2543 67 Pineview Rd., 3bdrm, 2bath, workshop, $1300/mo. 764 Chase Ave., 3+2bdrm, inlaw suite, $1600, call VJ, 250490-1530 Avail April 1 3 BDRM home 5 appl., gas ﬁreplace, new paint and bathroom, hard-wood ﬂoors, parking, and garden, possible garage, $1200 plus utilities, Brenda 490-6354 or 492-2504 CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER. AVAIL NOW!!! 40 Steps to Lake. 2 bed, sunroom/den, all newer ﬂooring, propane ﬁreplace, large lot, det. garage, laundry room, all appls. Pet neg. Non smoker, Long term preferred. Located in “FINTRY” a quiet lakeside community off Westside Rd. 35 min to the city. $1200, Kristi @ 604862-8039 or email@example.com Family Home in Penticton for rent, near Walmart. 4 bedroom’s, 2.5 bath’s, 2400sqft., 5 appliances, single garage, non-smoker, no pets,. Available April 1st for $1,600. 00 per month plus utilities and $800.00 damage deposit. Phone 250-497-2038 in evening, for apt to view. KEREMEOS 3bdrm, 2bth 5/ appl, dbl garage, hardwood ﬂoors, Avail now. $1300/month Ref’s Req. 250-497-7172 Keremeos area 1bdrm house between orchards, avail now, $650/mo. incl heat/elec, 250499-0106, 250-499-0558, also 3bdrm mobile home lrg 2bd home, Keremeos, $750+util., appls., storage, nice yard, (250)493-1744 Nagle Pl., Penticton, family home in quiet cul-de-sac, 5bdrm, basement suite w/sep. kitchen, ns, $1800/mo., (250)492-2423 NEWLY reno’d 2bdrm, 1bath, f/s w/d, woodstove, lg fenced yard, avail April 1st $1200/mo. N/S, N/P, ref’s req’d, 1 yr lease. Call 250-462-3732 #365 Townley St, Penticton Small 2bdrm house, 4appl., $950/mo.n/s, n/p 250-4620669 Summerland 13611 Bloomﬁeld 3bdrm, 2 full bath, carport, f/s/w/d, fp, carport upper ﬂoor only, incl util $1400/mo., daylight basement suite, 3bdrm, f/s/w/d, fp, $100 incl. util., 250-490-1700 SUMMERLAND 2 Bdrm house with garage, 9708 Thompson Rd. Utilities included, $925/mth. Available Apr 1. Phone 250-769-1613.
Apt/Condo for Rent
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 1410 Penticton Ave., 2bdrm, f/s, $900 (incl. util.), call (250)490-1700 1bdrm apts. in clean, quiet, 50+ bldg, near Cherry Lane, elevator, in-suite storage, s/f.dw/ac, coin laundry, on-site mgrs, n/s, n/p, $650-$700+ util 250-492-4265 2BDRM & den exec in new bldg on Wilson, 2 parking stalls, storage, 6appl. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 2bdrm, downtown, lakeview, 45+, $1050/mo., call Robert (250)462-5723 Brandnew Executive 1bdrm @ Prestigious Meritage Lofts on Front St, 1block from lake/park $1100. Dennis, Realty Executives 250-493-4372 Lakeshore Towers, Penticton, 1370sqft, pool, gym, $1650/mo., incl. util., lease to own avail., viewing, (250)8644480, firstname.lastname@example.org Large 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 LARGE 2bdrm, Penticton Ave., close to schools/transit, $875, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 OK Falls, lg 2bdrm apt, f/s, w/d, n/p, n/s, $665 + util. Avail April 01, 1-250-497-7873 days One bedroom apt near Skaha Beach. Newly painted. Utilities and two parking spaces included. Adults only, no smoking, no pets. 250-462-5650 quiet, 2bdrm condo, 6appl., 2 full bath, u/g parking, a/c, next to coffee shop, Yoga studio, bakery, small pet welcome, ref’s req., $1100/mo.+util., (250)487-8871 SUMMERLAND 1 BDRM apt downtown $660/mth incl water/sewer & shared laundry N/P, N/S. Avail immediately. Call 778-516-5535 ext 106 to view.
MOTEL SUITES and RV park $480 up. located at Holiday House Motel Penticton and Pleasantview Motel & RV park Summerland. 250-487-0268
Duplex / 4 Plex
3bdrm modular home, country setting, $875+ security dep., ns, np, nd, prefer long term, avail. April 1, 250-497-8957
Move In Incentive
LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, available for rental until May 2011. Fully furnished, utilities/cable included, quiet location, near Mall and bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205
RENTALS (250) 770-1948 Property Management 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Kaleden: 4+ bedroom House w/garage Alysen Pl. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, big yard, deck, RV pkg & Gas fire executive condo, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, place. It has 2 baths, f/s, w/d, d/w, rec built-in vac, large deck facing east, room, cent air and heat. avail. March 2 sec. pkg stalls...............$1325.00 & 1...$1325.00 + util. $1250.00 incl. water April 1: Downtown 1 bedroom apts. with f/s, a/c, pkg & balconies $695.00 incl. all util. & cable
Rooms for Rent missionbellsmanor.com 55 + home sharing, from $595 1-888-204-6225 ext 6 West Kelowna.
1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.
Shared Accommodation Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $400-$500, everything incl., 250-492-2543 Room for quiet, trustworthy person only, no parties, no alcohol, no guests, good location, $375, welfare & disability welcome, (250)493-5087 ROOM for rent use of whole home, recent reno, sat/int all in $600, 250-462-2194
Suites, Lower 1BDRM basement, daylight, near Wiltse school, n/s, n/p, util incl, $650/mo, 250-4927312 1 furnished bdrm suite, OK Falls, lg windows, util. incl., n/s, n/p, single person, shared laundry, ref., $450/mo. 250497-8850 2bdrm, 1.5bath, in-suite laundry, (Columbia area) n/s, n/p, FP. $750/mo incl. uti. Avail. April 01 492-6821 2bdrm basement suite(1250sqft), between malls and schools, avail. now, ns, np, $800/mo. (incl util), (250)492-0331 2bdrm basement suite, np, ns, Wiltse area, $800/month, 778476-4821 2BDRM suite near Cherry Lane, n/p. Avail now, call 4924238 or 486-7861 new 2bdrm ground level, Close to Wiltse School, np/ns, $800(incl. util), (250)493-6449
Townhouses 298-296 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, Rent starts at $1100. Call 250-4901700, 250-317-8844 SUMMERLAND. PROVIDENCE Place, seniors 55+, retire with us! Bright spacious 2-bdrm townhome wonderfully updated in quiet area of town, walking distance to everything you need. Huge balcony, private yard. $850/mo includes garden/ lawn care and lots of parking. On-site owner, N/S, N/P, references, credit check. 250-404-0327 or 490-1739.
Apt/Condo for Rent
Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton
Cars - Domestic 2001 Taurus, 6cyl, auto, cruise, 100,165kms, 4dr, cd stereo, $3900, 250-492-3247 2005 Hyundai Tuscon. 2 ltr, front wheel drive, AM/FM stereo w/MP3 CD, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, power brakes/steering/mirrors/windows/locks. Roof rack, ﬁve doors, tilt steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, block heater, heated front windshield & heated mirrors. New winter tires, timing belt, windshield & front brakes. Good on gas +/- hwy 30, town 28 m/g. 100,000 kms. EXCELLENT CONDITION, great winter vehicle. New Price: $8900 obo. Call: Cell 250-617-9944 5th Annual Sun Valley SwapMeet@ BC Motor Products, 3500-27St., Friday, March 25 & 26. Starts 10AM. Call Reg 250-308-4701.
Cars - Sports & Imports 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer,black, 4 dr, 5 spd, 123,000kms, good cond, $6500. obo. 250-5584158. 2006 Honda Pilot EX-L One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, trailer package installed, winter and all-season tires included. Meticulously maintained. Located in Nelson B.C. Call 250-825-3458 for more information
Trucks & Vans
1979 21ft Frontier, Class C, excellent condition, $5800, (250)494-5084 1980 Okanagan 10.5 foot truck camper. Fridge, stove, toilet w/shower. Roof recently redone. New water heater/pump, furnace, electrical. $1800 250-488-6877 2000 Travelaire Tour Edition, 34ft 5th wheel, come with w/d, like new, asking $18,000obo, (250)498-8368 to view 2001 Frontier 24.3’ 5th wheel, solar panel, fully equip., rear kitchen, $12,500. 250-4924872 2006 8ft Adventure camper, n/s bunk, stove, fridge, toilet, as new, $11,500, Phone (250)493-7855
2002 GMC Sonoma, 3dr automatic, extended cab, loaded, only 80,000km, $7450. 250938-8370 2004 GMC 16ft cube van with ramp, $17,500, Penticton, 250-493-5133 2005 Ford F150 4x4, EX cab, 130K, very good cond. $10,900. 250-308-2225. 2005 Ford F250 4x4, crew cab diesel, auto, 160K, very good cond. $12,900. 250-306-5362 2005 Montana extended, 110KM, very clean cond. $5000 obo. (250)260-5232
1st Choice Charley’s Escorts In or Out Calls. VERNON & KAMLOOPS LOCATIONS Spring Fever Special Call for info! Vernon Location 250-540-7769 or 250-540-7069 Kamloops - 778-257-0431 Now Hiring. CharleysEscorts.com
Scrap Car Removal
1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460
15 FOOT Lowe aluminum boat, used 3 times (30 hrs on unit), factory ordered Bass Boat on trailer with collapsible reach. Equipt with a 9.9 Mercury Elec, start (4 stroke OB Motor, 30 hrs on motor), boat includes 2 paddles, ﬁsh ﬁnder, two downriggers with rods. Deep cycle batt. two anchors on lines, boat cover, xtra rod holder. Boat has Bilge pump, Live bait tank. Asking $10,500. A real must see for the avid ﬁsherman. 250-765-2462 or cell 250-801-4091.
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
UNWANTED or scrap vehicles removed. No vehicle or metal too big. Free used appliance and metal drop site. 1-250540-4815 Penticton & area
Trucks & Vans
Utility Trailers 4 1/2’x8’ ﬂat deck, single axle, tilt trailer,$350 OBO 250-4923158, 250-328-8140 cell
1995 Ford Windstar, new brakes, replaced transmission, excellent van, $2300 obo, Phone 250-490-4717 2002 Dodge 2500 Series Diesel Mint Shape Loaded Longbox Extended cab. 200K Asking $12,000(250)878-3072
Beautiful Korean Girl, Ruby, 23 years old, 110lbs, 5’4”, 34C-25-35, hot, sexy & lovely, 778-476-2232
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best Blue Eyed Bikini Babe Jenna 20yrs Hot Chocolate Treat Tiara 19yrs 250-859-9584 roommates.escort-site.com Brand New to Biz! 19yr Beautiful Tall Busty Covergirl, Summer. In/Out 250-859-9584 CHAT live with Charley’s girls and guys. 1-900-528-1051, 1-900-548-1051, 1-900-7831051. CLOVER, Penticton In/Out 34B-26-30 5’4”, 120lbs, long hair, green eyes, very attractive. Tight, toned, tanned. From mild to wild 24-7. Trained in massage, 250-4623510 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant, Penticton & area (out calls), 250-809-7444
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Cars - Domestic
RIDICULOUS PRICING We must be crazy to offer deals like this! LIMITED TIME ONLY...BEFORE WE COME TO OUR SENSES CRAZY!
BEST BUY $6,200 2004 Toyota Matrix XR, 4wd, many extras. Will be sold. 250-542-7381 Collector Convertible Truck 2004 Torch Red SSR, 5.3L Corvette Engine, fully loaded, black leather, new tires, 37,000 miles, pro-detailed. Must see: 250-492-8270 $30,000 FIRM
2009 Ford Ranger Supercab 4x4 Sport
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crewcab 4x4 SLE
2008 GMC Canyon Extended Cab 4x4 Z71
4.0L V6 Engine, automatic wheel ﬂares. 9400 kms, air conditioning, alloy wheels, power windows, power locks, CD player, deep tinted glass. Red. PO8120C
5.3L Vortec V8, Onstar with hands free phone, electronic trailer brake, tow pkg. Alloy wheels, stainless running boards. 46,000 KMS! White. PO133A
3.7L engine, automatic, big tire pkg, MP3 satellite radio, Onstar, ABS, power sunroof, balance of factory warranty. Inferno Orange. Super Sharp! PO126A
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. $39,000 including equipment, etc. Call 250809-6116, 250-490-8116, or email: email@example.com for pics and specs.
Motorcycles 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, 250493-4979 250cc Honda Motor scooter, excellent shape, $1300, 778476-0111, 250-487-0373
2007 Pontiac Vibe 4Dr. Hatchback
2007 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4
2007 Mercedes Benz C230
1.8L 4 cylinder, automatic. Only 37,100 KMS! Alloy wheels, fog lights, power windows, power locks, CD player with MP3, air conditioned. Red. PO124A
Only 47,200 kms on this truck. 4.6L V8, automatic, air conditioned, CD player, boxliner, running boards & more on this well cared for crewcab. Beige. PO106A
This 2.6L V6, automatic luxury sedan proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to drive one of the nicest cars on the road. Check it out! Only 41,000kms! Pewter. PO952A
ON THE SPOT FINANCING O.A.C. CRAZY PRICE!
Apt/Condo for Rent MONDAY - FRIDAY
Front Street Realty Property Management #2 Front St., Penticton, B.C.
250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE
APARTMENTS • 132 POWER STREET – fr/st, includes utilities. Available NOW – 1 BED............................$700 2 BED ............................. $850 • 873 FORESTBROOK DRIVE – 2 bed, 3rd floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, secure parking. Available NOW.................................. $1,300 • 217 ELM AVENUE – Spacious 1 bed near beach, 3rd floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, includes cable. Available NOW ..................... $900 • 284 YORKTON AVENUE – 2 bed, 2nd floor, fr/st, dw, carport. Available APRIL 1st ................................................................... $950 HOUSES • WINNIPEG STREET – 3 bed, 1 bath house, fr/st, w/d, partially fenced yard. Available MARCH 1st..................................... $1,100 • HUTH AVENUE – 2 bed, fr/st, w/d, fenced yard, carport, large shed. Available NOW...................................................... $900
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 4Dr. Sedan
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance 303 HP
2006 Saturn ION 2 4Dr. Sedan
2.2L 4cyl., with only 51,750 kms! All the best features including air conditioning, power windows, power locks, CD player & cruise control. Beige. PO971A
5.3L V8 engine, paddle shift automatic transmission, heads up display, leather, sunroof, side curtain air bags, dual zone climate control. WOW! Dark Cherry. PO958A
2.2L Ecotec, 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, power windows, & power locks, CD player, remote keyless entry & lots more. Beige. PO941C
VISIT OUR WEBSITE!
www.olivercarandtruck.com Many vehicles to choose from!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 33882 HWY. 97 SOUTH, OLIVER, BC • Toll Free 1-877-498-0570
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
2 lb strawberry clamshells
up to $7.76 value with $150 purchase
product of USA
$ with $250 purchase up to 7.76 value *
2FREE 2 lb strawberry clamshells product of USA
SeaQuest® King crab ﬂakes
frozen, 3 oz. or 6 oz., 1.36 kg
frozen, 680 g bag
Limit 4, after limit price
product of USA
Cheez Whiz processed
cheese product, 1 kg
product of Costa Rica
assorted varieties, 325 mL
or 4.69 ea.
Vaseline Intensive Care lotion
regular pack batteries
Energizer Max 113486
fresh navel oranges
assorted varieties, frozen, 4 L
no name® ice cream
Limit 1, after limit price
PC® Thick & Juicy™ beef burger 829722
Limit 2, after limit price
nd $150 or more ries when you spe dian Superstore na Ca *Get free strawber al Re t, es at the before applicable taxpurchase of tobacco, alcohol produc d location. Excludescards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all.)thir and prescriptions, gift st ofﬁce, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc retail party operations. (powhich are provincially regulated. The ucted any other produc$ ts 6 for the strawberries will be ded are value of up to 7.7 t of your purchase before sales taxesount. from the total amoun pon per family and/or customer acc the presented to applied. Limit one cou ies. Coupon must be March No cash value. No cop id fromthWednesay, not be Val se. cha pur of e cashier at tim Thursday, March 24 , 2011. Can No 23rd until closing other coupons or promotional offers. combined with any s or exchanges substitutions, refund of Free product.
Limit 4, after limit price
* Look for the Ad Match symbol in store on items we have matched. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ ﬂyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (deﬁned as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). Some items may have ‘plus deposit and/or environmental charge’ where applicable.
MARCH of your total prescription price in Superbucks™ rewards! No waiting, no collecting. Ask our pharmacist for details! This offer available at our pharmacies in British Columbia only. Superbucks™ rewards are provided by host supermarket to redeem for merchandise in-store excluding prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and any other products which are provincially regulated. Redemption is also excluded at all third party operations (post ofﬁce, drycleaners, gas bar, etc.). Superbucks™ rewards are issued only for individual customer in-store prescription purchases (excludes healthcare and other facilities). 4% Superbucks™ rewards are calculated as 4% of the total value of the prescription, with a minimum value of $1.00 and up to a maximum value of $99.99 per coupon. Offer expires Sunday, July 3, 2011.
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Prices are in effect until Thursday, March 24, 2011 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (ﬂavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxed, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.
©MasterCard & PayPass are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Back a licensee of the marks. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial banking services are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. PC points loyalty program is provided by President’s Choice Services Inc. ©PC, President’s Choice, President’s Choice Financial and Fresh Financial Thinking are registered trademarks of Loblaws Inc. Trademarks use under licence.
PENTICTON WESTERN NEWS March 23, 2011
THIS WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
SUPER SALE! HOMETOWN MADE IN CANADA
RESTONIC QUEEN BOXSPRING AND MATTRESS SET
Available in Black or Brown
WITH POCKET COIL, MEMORY FOAM AND FOAM ENCASED EDGE GUARD.
DECORA 8PC. SOLID WOOD BEDROOM SUITE
Dresser, Mirror, 5 Drawer Chest, Headboard, Low Profile Footboard, Rails, 2 Night Tables.
While Quantities Last! Sorry, No Rainchecks!
BONDED LEATHER SOFA Loveseat $299, Chair $1999
7PC. TABLE & 6 CHAIRS NCH OR TABLE, 4 CHAIRS & BENCH
MICROFIBRE SOFA 99 Loveseat $349, Chair $299
18 CU.FT. TOP MOUNT FRIDGE WITH GLASS SHELVES
MADE IN CANADA
PUB TABLE AND 4 CHAIRS
SAMSUNG FRONT LOAD WASHER AND DRYER SET
SEAGROVE EUROTOP QUEEN BOXSPRING & MATTRESS SET
Dresser, Mirror, 5 Drawer Chest, Headboard, Footboard and Rails, 2 Night Tables.
• Washer 4 cubic foot capacity with VRT • Dryer 7.3 cubic foot capacity
PAY NO H.S.T.
AMBER 8PC. SOLID WOOD BEDROOM SUITE E
*Does not apply to previous purchases
Queen thick pillowtop mattress and boxspring set
PLUS TAKE 3 YEARS TO PAY!
No Down Payment, No Interest and 36 Equal Payments on Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses and Leather!
First Come, First Served. While Supplies Last.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 2549 SKAHA LK. RD.
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JOE KANDOLA Owner / Operator p
WE DELIVER TO OLIVER, OSOYOOS, KEREMEOS, WESTBANK, PEACHLAND, GRAND FORKS AND PRINCETON
Published on Mar 23, 2011