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Festival all shook up over booking conflict STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

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MAKING THE EARTH MOVE — Linda Abbott-Simons demonstrates the Street Strider, one of the latest innovations in environmentally-friendly transportation that also provides a full-body workout. Test rides were available Wednesday at the Whole Foods Market Earth Day celebrations.

Just as Penticton’s Elvis Festival prepares for its 10th anniversary, concerns are being raised about rising costs that may put the festival on uncertain financial footing. The problem stems from the festival’s move to the larger venue of the South Okanagan Events Centre, a move which Richard Frick, a member of the Elvis Festival Society board, said was not by their choice. “We had an agreement for the use of the Trade and Convention Centre until 2012,” said Frick. The agreement predates the SOEC and the hiring of Global Spectrum to manage both facilities for the city. “Last year, they informed us the facility had been double-booked and we were being pushed out of the facility into the events centre,” said Frick, adding that they were notified as they were in the midst of putting together last year’s festival. That left the society in a scramble, having already lost a couple of their major sponsors, said Frick. That left them with more than $6,000 to make up, and now they were facing increased rental costs as well as higher charges for audio equipment and charges for the IATSE Union crew to put it into place. “The festival is a not-for-profit charity. Every year we make a donation to a worthy local charity, such as Agur Lake Camp,” said Frick, who is hoping to recruit new sponsors from the business community for the festival. “We’re looking at a minimum posted deficit of $8,000. More than likely, it will be in the $15,000 range,” said Frick, explaining that society board members were informed during a meeting with Global Spectrum representatives that the IATSE costs alone could reach $10,000. “We’re doing our best to mitigate the impact,” said Dean Clarke, general manager for Global Spectrum. “There is certainly some history about the bookings at the PTCC that we inherited when



we took over the contract. We’re working diligently on the costs for the 10-year anniversary.” Clarke said the SOEC will not make any profit from this year’s event, charging only “bare bones” expenses. “Everything is being waived that could be revenue for us. We understand how important this 10-year anniversary is,” said Clarke. Penticton Coun. Mike Pearce, who helped to found the Elvis Festival, was surprised to find there was trouble. He thought the board was satisfied with the deal for the SOEC. “Near as I am able to determine from Dean, we thought they were all happy,” said Pearce. “We’re taken aback by whatever has happened here.” The problem with booking the convention centre dates back some time, according to Pearce, who said the commitment to the other group was made several years ago, and that it is common practice for events to book well ahead. “This is overbooking prior to Global Spectrum’s management assignment, and apparently the Elvis Festival agrees,” he said. “They (the Elvis Festival) may have moved their weekend into this and nobody cottoned onto it until we were closing in on the event.” Even with the fees reduced, Pearce admitted there was a cost increase, but part of it is out of Global Spectrum’s control, referring to the IATSE union charges. Pearce said that among other things, they’ve offered free marketing support through the SOEC. The venue itself will be able to seat about double the number of the convention centre. “They are in a better facility, a bigger facility, and we are offering marketing support to try and drive up their ticket sales for them,” said Pearce, adding he hadn’t had an aid request for the festival. “I don’t remember seeing this … it might have just been a letter asking for extra money without going into detail,” said Pearce. “We are prepared to weigh the circumstances and make a decision at the council level after we have talked to the society board more privately again.”

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Jury convicts trio on kidnapping charges KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff



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Kidder saddles up for a new challenge STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

To say John Kidder has led a varied life might be something of an understatement. A cowboy, a miner, a businessman and 30 years as a technology entrepreneur has given him a taste of several of the sectors that drive the B.C. economy. But for the Liberal candidate, political awareness started at an early age, right at home. “When I hear people say you can’t talk politics around the dinner table, I ask what is the point of siting down?” joked Kidder. With a Tory father and a CCF-leaning mother who voted Liberal when she had to, Kidder and his sister Margot were exposed to the whole gamut of Canadian politics. “It was every night, and you had to be up on it,” agreed Margot, who came up from Montana to campaign with John. Margot, who starred as Lois Lane in the Superman movies, was lending not only her celebrity, but also her record as a Democratic activist to her brother’s campaign. “It’s not simply supporting my brother. I wouldn’t support him if I didn’t agree with what he was doing,” she said. “I am living in the United States with what would be the end result of Stephen Harper’s economic policies. It’s a catastrophe. Neighbours are losing their jobs and homes.” Kidder said he and his sister have always been close, both in age and as companions as their family moved across the country through a series of mining towns. “Our parents moved rapidly and often,” he said. “Margie and I, every time we went anywhere, we were the new kids. Our continuity came from being together; it made us extremely fast friends.” Living in towns from the Yukon to Labrador gave Kidder a very different outlook on what being a Canadian meant.

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Kidder, 63, described how being in so many schools and having a history teacher for a mother introduced him to the many and varied histories of Canada. “You get a whole different sense of how the country was knit together,” he said. After completing school, Kidder wandered for a bit, eventually ending up at the Gang Ranch, and later Douglas Ranch in B.C., where both his environmental and political awareness began to bloom. “By an astonishing stroke of good fortune, I ended up being a working cowboy. I spent a few years on a saddle horse at Douglas Lake; it really

connects your body to the earth,” he said. “You get to understand that the important cycles in the world are the cycles of the seasons. It is the water, the grass and the trees that really matter. That has informed my whole environmental outlook from that time on.” That period also marks the first time Kidder cast a vote, riding 35 miles down from Douglas Lake to vote in support of the Trudeau Liberals. “It literally got me out of the woods to vote,” he said. Later, Kidder returned to the mining background of his childhood, working at Brenda Mines near Peachland as well as other interior

mining towns like the copper mines at Logan Lake, before returning to university. “I got really engaged in the study of managing ranch lands and wild resources,” he said. “I ended up managing a program for the government of B.C. called Co-ordinated Resource Management and Planning.” Working on the program, an attempt to manage wild and working lands in an integrated fashion, also introduced him to small computers, sowing the seed of his career as an entrepreneur, getting in on the beginnings of the personal computer revolution. About this time, Kidder also became directly involved in politics, working on the campaign of a former instructor, Peter Pearse, who was running for the Liberals. “Peter had been an enormous influence on me in understanding the difficulties of environmental economics,” said Kidder, who stayed involved with the Liberals, but wasn’t ready to run for office himself. “I thought of running for years, but my family circumstances never permitted it, with a wife and small kids at home,” he said. The situation changed in 2009, when his wife died. With children grown, Kidder moved back to what he calls his “home turf,” the B.C. interior — settling in Ashcroft. “This is where my heart lies,” said Kidder. “After a year of really trying to come to terms with the absence of my wife, I decided to take a look at what I was going to do with the rest of my life. “ It was time, Kidder decided, to make a run for office. “For the first time, to ask people to vote for me. I have asked thousands to vote for other people … I have never actually stood up and said, ‘Will you please give your vote for me as your member of Parliament?’” he said. “It is a very humbling thing to do.”

Seniors’ issues take centre stage at candidates forum KRISTI PATTON

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When Burga Black’s children bickered she would put them in their room, and the 86-year-old was not shy to point out there was a lot of bickering going on in Ottawa. The Penticton resident was one of about 80 at the all-candidates forum on Tuesday held at the South Main Seniors Drop-In Centre and sponsored by the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society and Penticton Western News. Green Party candidate Dan Bouchard agreed with Burga, stating there are real challenges in the 21st century including improving health, environment and economy that “cannot wait for the political bickering to sort out.” “I am here today to help bridge that gap, to show this audience that our age group has so much to offer and are willing to stand up and be counted, that we are articulate, that we are caring. We desire with all our hearts the skill sets necessary to save ourselves and this planet from the imminent hardships we are just beginning to experience.” said Bouchard. “I am here today to tell you we need you and we can’t do it without you. You are the only group that has the time, money, resources and skill sets to help us turn this thing around.

I am here today to offer you a new choice, one that will help bridge the political gaps and provide a co-operative and new vision in the House of Parliament.” Conservative candidate Dan Albas stressed the importance of his party continuing the work of their economic action plan. “A strong economy helps us to pay for all the benefits and all the programs. I want to reiterate that a Conservative government will continue to be here for Canada, to be listening to the concerns of the country, to bring all the best ideas forward, presenting them to the House, and continue to stand up for all the things we agree with, without cutting provincial transfers or individual transfers with a low tax environment,” said Albas. Albas also noted Canada is fortunate to have a strong health care system, and the budget introduced by the Conservatives guaranteed wait times on certain surgeries that are high priority and would continue to implement health care transfer increases of six per cent annually. When it comes to voting, it is a question of priorities stated NDP candidate David Finnis. He said he is proud to belong to a party with a leader (Jack Layton) who has tried to make Parliament work, share opinions and find long-term environmental solutions instead of one-off programs.

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BURGA BLACK jots down a question while Lawrence Slind (right)

watches the proceedings at the federal all-candidates meeting at the Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre Tuesday.

“We in the New Democrat Party want to improve health care, bring in home care, bring in Pharmacare, increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement, strengthen the Canada Pension Plan. We want to deal with the issues of addiction and homelessness, not by putting those people in prison, that has far, far greater costs than using a detox centre,” said Finnis. Liberal candidate John Kidder asked the crowd to vote for him because he is the most qualified and

would be the most effective candidate. He contended that a partisan Conservative government would not be able to unite the country. “There is a lot of daylight, as we say, between the Conservatives and the Liberals. There is not really very much between us, the NDP and the Greens. Together we can get back to the kind of politics that made this country great,” said Kidder. “We have to come together for Canada, rather than be continuously divided.”

There are three things independent candidate Sean Upshaw said he has heard from the voters while door knocking: they are concerned about the economy, the ethics of the government and seniors issues. While he said he is confident the country has recovered from the economic downturn, he is concerned about the ethics across all platforms. “The reality is that while we continue to send individuals to Ottawa simply because they are for our party, we will end up sending the wrong people to Ottawa. As a result, we will have this bickering, back-fighting and all the things that take place that stall government and ignore people’s real concerns. The reality is that we need to take stock and look at that and say, ‘hey maybe we need to be sending people to Ottawa, people that actually really care about other people,’” said Upshaw. Independent candidate Dr. Dietrich Wittel slammed the Conservative government for selling off raw resources to foreign interests that he said caused the Canadian dollar to soar, and in turn negatively effected the Canadian manufacturing sector. “I want for you to have safe food, safe water and I want you to have resources for your grandchildren and mine too. I am running on my record. I get up when I don’t like things, I fight,” said Wittel.


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School spared from closure KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School in Oliver will remain open next year after trustees unanimously voted on Wednesday to withdraw from the consultation process for the possible closure of the school. “The board has been looking long-term at sustainability in light of enrolment and financial challenges. We are pleased that the pressure is off for the upcoming school year due to the factors mentioned. However, we will be closely monitoring school enrolment across the district on a regular basis and updating the capital plan for future discussions and consideration should our situation change,” said June Harrington, chairperson of the board. “Meanwhile, we look for-

ward to hopeful economic growth in our community to assist with enrolment challenges. The board would like to thank the parents and staff of Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School for the support they have given for Tuc-el-Nuit school and for their patience as we analyzed preliminary budget, staffing and enrolment information.” School District 53 released their capital plan in November stating financial pressures due to the Ministry of Education cutbacks in funding protection meant the district could face a potential deficit of $875,000. This put trustees in the position of having to find ways to cutback and they decided closing Tuc-el-Nuit was the best option out of those given to them. In March the province announced the funding protection had been granted.

The school district said the vote was passed based on the following factors: the funding is stable due to the funding protection; the preliminary budget and staffing processes confirm the district’s ability to maintain similar levels; and updated enrolment projections that include kindergarten registrations show a more favourable forecast for most schools. “We have won the battle but the fight is not over,” said Save Oliver Schools spokesperson Rachel Allenbrand, who is also a parent of a child attending TEN. “We need to stay vigilant. We cannot be accused of not paying attention again. If our school means this much then we as parents need to stay on the up and up with the board. I am so happy that this battle is won, but I will still be keeping an eye on things and I hope you all do this as well.”

City increases density for complex KRISTI PATTON

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The developer of The Verana told Penticton council the real estate market would not be flooded with new condos if his project was granted a higher density. “We wont put more condos on the market until we are through the condos we have and the market is ready to absorb them. That would just not be an intelligent business model,” said Matthew Hay, developer for The Verana located at 3311 Wilson St. Hay said amending the Official Community Plan to allow for a higher density and amendments to the bylaw would increase property values for the current owners. “Having an unfinished half of a project with dirt and exposed concrete certainly does not increase your property values, but a completed project with full landscaping and full participation with the strata corporation finances would make a more viable, finished, polished community,” said Hay.

Council voted in favour of allowing the amendments, with Coun. Mike Pearce stepping out because of a conflict and Coun. Judy Sentes and Dan Albas away. Current residents of The Verana sent in letters of opposition to city council, taking issue with the height increase from four to six storeys, adding 32 more units, parking and the shadow the taller building would cast on the current structures, restricting sunlight. Bob Elliott, The Verana strata spokesperson, said 40 per cent of the current owners (26 out of the 67 units sold or occupied) in The Verana voted against the proposal and 10 per cent voted in favour. Hay said the decision for higher density is businessmodel driven and the added density builds the profit margin back into a viable model that an investor, bank or partner would like to invest their money for a sufficient return. Coun. Garry Litke said the amendments fall exactly in line with what the OCP is asking for: “to build up and not out,” while increasing density.

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INFLATABLE POOL SAFETY INFORMATION Did you know that a permit is required for all private swimming pools? More and more people are installing inflatable swimming pools in their yards. While these inflatable pools are quick and easy to set up, they pose the same safety risks as do the more conventional types of pools such as permanent in-ground or above-ground swimming pools. All types of private swimming pools require a swimming pool permit, including inflatable pools. A private swimming pool includes any artificial pool in which the depth of water could attain at least 600 mm (24”). The City’s Building Bylaw requires that all private swimming pools be enclosed within a fenced area. The fence must be 1.2 m (4

feet) high and all gates must be self-closing and locking. No water may be placed in the swimming pool until the pool and fence have been inspected and approved for use. If you have a swimming pool or are planning to install one you must first obtain a private swimming pool permit. For more information please contact the Building Inspection Division at the Development Services Department, 2nd floor City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9 or call (250) 490-2503.

major achievement happened this week when the lap pool was filled with water for the first time. Although only a small amount of water was filled to test the pool, it’s just one more step towards the opening of the exciting new complex. Next up, on April 21, the waterslide will be inspected and building occupancy should be approved in early May.

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Wittel offers a unique blend KRISTI PATTON

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If there is such a thing as a Green-Conservative, that hybrid would be Dr. Dietrich Wittel — independent candidate for the Okanagan Coquihalla riding. “I like conservative values the way they use to be. I’m not sure which way the party is going nowadays. I have had a real issue with the nomination process,” said Wittel. “I am happy to be an independent independent candidate. I see how the party candidate can do nothing but quote the party policy. I can take back the message to Ottawa and not be restrained by any policy set by people in Eastern Canada.” Wittel, who was born in Germany and moved to Canada in 1976, said as a medical student he was on the leading edge of the environmental movement in Germany, fighting water pollution and getting the phosphates out of detergents. In the 1980s he joined the Reform Party while living in Fairview, Alta. to fight “Eastern Canadian domination.” While there he also was a town councillor fighting against the waste of taxpayer money. H e has lived Wittel in the Penticton for the last 15 years, practising what he calls alternative or complimentary medicine at his own office called Chelation Medical Centres of the Okanagan. “I try and combine the best of standard medicine with natural medicine. I basically practise what you call environmental medicine, removing toxins from people’s bodies with things as simple as vitamin C, and nutrition is a huge part of what I do,” said Wittel, who was a doctor in Germany and took additional training in Canada in head, neck, ears, nose and throat surgery. His employees drive smart cars, work in an environmentally-

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A California man received a stay of proceedings on a charge of possession of child pornography Tuesday in Penticton Court. Theodore Sysoev was charged on March 7, 2008 with crossing the border into Canada with child pornography on his laptop. The man appeared at Penticton provincial court on Tuesday for a full trial,


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he election of Adrian Dix last weekend as the new leader of the B.C. NDP all but guarantees we will see a provincial election this fall. Dix, the candidate of the leftist element of the NDP constituency in this province, defeated the more centrist candidate, Mike Farnworth. That was a decision that now draws a clear distinction in the political sand between the NDP and Liberals, and one Premier Christy Clark is probably thankful for. Dix is a throw-back to the Glen Clark era when the NDP were in power during the ‘90s. Dix served as Clark’s chief of staff until he was forced to resign. Expect to hear a lot about that decade, and how B.C. did economically during those years, as the political game of revisionist history is played out. During his leadership campaign, Dix pledged to roll back corporate tax cuts, to restore a minimum tax on banks and to increase support for students and seniors. In other words, he has written off the corporate vote, reaffirming the NDP’s leftist policy base, and will make a push to win the independent voters who can swing Liberal or NDP in a given election. For Clark, Dix’s victory will give her the opportunity to draw a clear line of separation between two different governing philosophies. Those philosophies will have to engage issues that British Columbians face such as with health care and education spending, who will carry the taxation load to pay for all the services we demand if the HST referendum is defeated, a continuing escalation of taxes that are not being matched by private sector wage increases, the need to protect our environment from ourselves … on and on it goes, lots of questions and fewer intelligent answers — at least, hopefully, until this fall.

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Mexico may eventually just say no

omething remarkable happened in Mexico this month. Tens of thousands of Mexicans gathered in the main squares of cities across the country to demand an end to the “war on drugs.” In the Zocalo, in the heart of Mexico City, they chanted “no more blood,” and many called for the resignation of President Felipe Calderon, who launched the current war by deploying the army against the drug cartels in late 2006. Some 35,000 people in Mexico have been killed in drug-related violence since then. Even as the crowds chanted, news came in of another 59 bodies discovered in mass graves in Tamaulipas state. In the words of poet-journalist Javier Sicilia, who inspired the demonstrations after his own son was killed, the war is “tearing apart the fabric of the nation.” But what does he know? In fact, the United States and Mexico are on the brink of winning the war on drugs. We know that because Michele Leonhart, the head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, said so on the very same day, at an international conference in Cancun. “It may seem contradictory, but the unfortunate level of violence is a sign of success in the fight against drugs,” she said. She presumably means that all the Mexican drug-traffickers will be dead soon, and that nobody else will be tempted


by the easy money to take the place of those who are killed. Americans will then stop using drugs because they simply aren’t available, or at worst they will be so scarce and expensive that only the very rich can afford them. And we’ll all live happily ever after (except the very rich, of course). True, drugs in the United States have become cheaper, stronger and more easily available over the past 40 years, despite annual claims by the DEA that victory is at hand. To go on doing the same thing every year for 40 years, while expecting that next time will have a different outcome, is sometimes seen as evidence of insanity, but we shouldn’t be judgmental. We could, however, try to be rational. Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has been doing well on the rationality front recently. Last August he wrote in his blog: “We should consider legalizing the production,

sale and distribution of drugs. Legalization does not mean that drugs are good. But we have to see it as a strategy to weaken and break the economic system that allows cartels to make huge profits, which in turn increases their power and capacity to corrupt.” This would mean that Mexican drug-users could get any drugs they want, of course. Just like now. The only differences would be that the drugs, being state-regulated and taxed, might cost slightly more, and that there would be fewer deaths from impurities and overdoses. But it wouldn’t actually break the power of the cartels so long as drugs remain illegal in the huge U.S. market. FormerColombianpresident Cesar Gaviria addressed this issue head-on in a recent interview with Time magazine: “U.S. drug policy has failed. So please, change it. Don’t force us to sacrifice thousands of lives for a strategy that doesn’t work simply because American politicians lack the courage to change course.” Well said — but why did these men not act when they had the power? Because they were afraid of the American reaction. The United States has repeatedly made it clear that it will inflict grievous economic pain on any Latin American country that defects from its war against drugs. That is becoming an empty threat, however, for U.S. economic power is nothing like

it used to be, even in Latin America. That’s partly due to the recent near-collapse of the U.S. economy, but it’s also the result of the rapid growth of the Latin American countries. Mexico, for example, is a rising industrial power with tens of millions of educated middle-class people and an economy that’s growing at seven per cent a year. It can now say no to Washington without being crushed. Ending the war on drugs in Mexico would not instantly stop the killing, most of which is between cartels competing for control of the routes by which drugs transit Mexico on their way to the United States. But just ending the army’s involvement would greatly lower the level of violence, and legalizing drugs in Mexico would diminish the epidemic of corruption, too. You don’t need to bribe officials if the drug trade is legal. The current wave of demonstrations against the drug war is only a start. The policy won’t change so long as Calderon is president, for too many people have been killed for him to repudiate it now. But by the end of 2012 he will be gone, and his successor, from whichever party, will be free to change the policy. One of these days, Mexico will just say ‘no’. Gwynne Dyer’s latest book, Crawling from the Wreckage, was published recently in Canada by Random House.

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Water under the bridge Kristi Patton’s article April 6, “RDOS wades into West Bench issue” is excellent in its outlining of the water system situation for those of us resident on the West Bench. I think that for most residents who did take the time to learn our actual situation as far as (a) what we would get from Penticton if we voted to go with the city’s filtered-water system; (b) what the likely ramifications regarding grant money would be if we voted no; and (c) what would happen to our water rates if nothing was done soon; the choice at the vote was clear. For those who didn’t bother to learn the facts and/or listened to the massive mis- and dis-information being put out as ‘fact’ by certain people, the response was to vote ‘no’ and hope that somehow, miraculously, things would remain the same or a less expensive alternative to the city’s offer would be found that would also allow the government grants to remain available. Unfortunately, that was twothirds of those who voted. The latter’s thinking seemed to be that the current system was OK without upgrades (wrong), Interior Health would ignore us and we could just continue on as we have been (wrong), and that our rates would remain more or less the same and much lower than Penticton was offering (also very wrong). Now we’re in the situation of having to turn to the RDOS and the province to get us out of a mess that was avoidable.

Clean energy fuels debate

Watch out fellow B.C. commoners — is Christy Clark really any different then Gorden Campbell, same party same philosophy and same party members. I attended the Town Hall Tour for Common Sense Canadians at the Shatford Centre on April 2 in Penticton with Rafe Mair, the Green Party’s Julius Bloomfield, an advocate for alternative energies, and filmmaker Damien Gillis. I’m not going to go through the whole very informative presentation, but as Mair commented, do we really need another BC Rail fiasco by having a private corporation take control of BC Hydro? Think your hydro rate increases are high now, watch what happens if this occurs. Gillis showed one of his documentaries on the Enbridge Pipeline to B.C.’s North Coast that could endanger our environment even more then the destruction that we have already done and Bloomfield asked do we really to build new dams and destroy the environment even more by flooding vast areas of land, disrupting and in some cases even destroying fish and wildlife habitat. He suggested a better alternative would be to invest that money into solar, wind and geothermal energy production and on conservation. All in all, it was the best two hours I’ve spent in a while so I would suggest you think long and hard on where you put your X

Another referendum seems to me to be a waste of money as long as there remain people here who refuse to admit that anyone else knows more about the situation than they do and who have their own selfish, and flawed, agenda to push. As someone who uses a very low amount of water compared to other properties on the Bench (one of 10 trial meters is on my line), I am very angry at having to pay the same amount for my water as others who use far more because the vote went against going with the city’s offer, which, incidentally, included metering. I’m sure I’m not alone in this annoyance. I have no objection to paying for high-quality water, and while the city’s offer may not have been perfect (what is?), it was a huge improvement over the status quo. Now we’re in the situation of having to borrow millions for essential line upgrades, but without any government grants. My water bill has gone from a little over $900 last year to over $1,600 this year because of the latter situation. I dearly hope that when those who voted ‘no’ in the referendum consider their water bill for this year they realize the error they made and do not stand in the way of any fair deal the RDOS and province can work out for us that includes the grants. It would just be deliciously ironic if that turned out to be hooking into Penticton’s system.

Michael Gregoroff Penticton

Workshop a hit

South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services would like to express our thanks and appreciation for Laurie Delia from the St John Ambulance who conducted a basic first aid training workshop for our clients in Oliver recently. She did a wonderful job making our new immigrant students feel relaxed and confident enough to participate. They felt an immediate and positive connection with her. It was great to see them so involved, asking questions, using their English and learning some new and valuable skills. Her confident, relaxed and sincere approach was perfect for our group. We all appreciated her experience and knowledge, mixed with her sense of humour and obvious passion for first aid. I hope we get the chance to invite her back next year. Ron Ford, ELSA Program SOICS, Oliver Office

Senate blocks bill

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Coalition sabotaging Harper Candidate faces some tough questions

Did Prime Minister Stephen Harper try to put “serious teeth� into Canadian law? Was this a fiscally responsible move, that would result in elimination of court backlog and country club prisons? Why was this blocked by the coalition? Did Prime Minister Stephen Harper show fiscal responsibility by trying to eliminate the “megabucks gun boondoggle�? Why was this blocked by the coalition? Misuse of weapons is on the news daily? Should we let Canadians defend their family and home? Is the coalition-owned mainstream news media encouraging Canadians to become united in common hatred against our prime minister? Did they try to remove him from his democratic position as our prime minister? The government replies to valid questions/suggestions via e-mail. Do they have difficulty getting honest information to the people through coalition monopoly mainstream media? Why? The above shows why Canadians are seriously supporting a majority government. Do Canadians choose democracy, fiscal responsibility and doing things in the

best interest of the people? You had better believe it. Is it true that a certain party considers Canadian taxpayers to be stupid, gullible and easily misled�? Do some Canadians encourage this by voting for this party? It is like watching Stephen Harper going upriver to fix the bridge by himself, while the coalition go downriver and pull out the bodies and brag about what a great job they are doing. Harper needs our support ... “to help fix the bridge�. Time to focus on a majority for unity, not a minority for division. Is it true that Trudeau (Liberal) said the following as he implemented bilingualism? “There is no way two ethnic groups in one country can be made equal before the law. And to say it is possible is to sow the seeds of destruction.� Why would he say this while implementing bilingualism? Was he actually strategizing to destroy Canada? There can be no justice until those of us who are unaffected by crime become as indignant as those who are. Judith L. Burns Keremeos

I am of the opinion that the apparent rush and obsession by Mr. Albas to become an MP is a questionable one. His nomination by stealth (crowned by Stockwell Day), at the expense of otherwise qualified members of his party, was apparently engineered ahead of time by his predecessor, based on what are considered a breach of ethics and lack of transparency, which is nothing new for the Conservative Party. The controversy of Mr. Albas holding to his council seat and being paid at the taxpayers’ expense and claiming a leave of absence whilst campaigning at the federal level show an inherent attitude on his part to go to the trough and preserve their paid position in case of defeat. Mr. Albas wants to run at the federal level, he should resign his city council seat and seek his safety net elsewhere, not at the taxpayers’ expense.

City council is also to blame to allow this farce to continue. After all, Mr. Albas’ record as a member of council has not been all glitters and free of mistakes. During his campaign, will Mr. Albas continue his leader’s and some of his previous minister’s routine access denial of opponent’s views; or limit questions to constituents and members of the media, or throw them out of rallies? Will Mr. Albas speak against the Conservative Party’s billions of dollars in waste in untendered military jets, G7 meetings and other projects? Will Mr. Albas address the plight of seniors, veterans and homeless who make up some 35 per cent of this riding? Will Mr. Albas preach the unfounded fear mongering of his leader’s obsession with coalition? Communication, compromise and agreement with other political factions is







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Rob Sawan, or Kasp, as he is known in the hip hop world, is getting ready to party. This one is a very special get together, he said, as he is celebrating the release of his new music video, which will air on Much Music in May. Before that happens, he wants everyone to come down to Fibonacci’s Café in Penticton on May 7 for the first public showing of the video, shot for On A Roll, off his first album, Muskwa. “The music video got started two months ago and we just figured that it is time to see if we could get it on Much,” said Kasp. “We talked to the right people and it is going to be on Rap City.” The video, he continued, sets the tone for the next stage of his career. “My music has grown up a bit,” he said. “The majority of my music has messages, but my next CD is more upbeat. My last CD was about my life and it was a bit sad.” The songs of Muskwa expressed some of Kasp’s struggles to deal with child abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse. On A Roll, he said, is about the hero in all of us. “Everybody is a hero in their own mind, whether they are doctors, lawyers, rappers, what ever you may do. Everyday people, we’re all heroes in our own mind,” he said. “I thought that would be a good start.” Kasp describes On A Roll as his first professional music video, the result of a collaboration with Stuey Kubrick, who has also directed videos for Sweatshop Union, Moka Only and Indelible, who appear with Kasp on the video. “I’ve been working with one of Canada’s best up and coming music producers – he is

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just amazing,” said Kasp. “The guys who worked with me on that song, they did a song with him called Gets Me High. The quality was just amazing.” Kubrick’s work with Moka Only was also a factor for Kasp, who respects the work of the Vancouver-based artist. “He’s really a go-getter and he is one of the reasons I stay focused, if a guy like him could do what he is doing,” said Kasp. “I want to be an example for youth and people in general to show that I could survive what I came from and still keep putting out good music.”

Filmed on location on the Penticton Indian Band and East Vancouver, the video exemplifies KASP’s different take on hip hop. Rather than the stereotypical rap images of women, sex and drugs, Kasp and Indelible are interspersed with images of elders and band members from the PIB, even a cameo of Chief Jonathan Kruger. “They are in our video briefly. The video is cool; it was shot in East Vancouver, but also in Penticton,” he said. Kasp said the response from fellow band members has been

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KASP (ROB SAWAN) is celebrating the airing of his music

good, even from elders. “They realize it’s all about bringing a message, but we’re on a positive message,” he said. “They respect it if it’s like that, but if it’s showing off girls and doing the stereotype, they’re against it. “I’m about just doing music people enjoy,” said Kasp. “I am not rapping about disrespecting girls or anything like that.” It’s also a lot of hard work creating a music video, Kasp found, and he wants to communicate the dedication needed to pursue a career as an artist. “I want to show that it’s not just having a Facebook account, a Youtube account and jumping in front of your computer, said Kasp, who worries that many of the kids coming along think it is that easy. “It actually takes dedication and you can’t just wake up in the middle of the night and say I am going to be a rapper. They don’t realize that you have to put in work.” Kasp is planning a more fun and lyrical album for his next effort and he’s already making plans with Kubrick for a second video. But Muskwa is selling well, he said, exceeding his early expectations. “It’s been just, wow, better than I thought it would be. I’ve sold over 500 already and that is without major commercials and major booking,” he said. “I think it is doing fairly well for itself.” It’s exclusively in Penticton at Snow Mountain market, on the PIB, right beside Super Save Gas. “We worked out something with them and they were awesome enough to promote us and help us out,” Kasp said. “They’re actually one of our main sponsors.” The video screening takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fibonacci’s Café on Main Street.

Aw a r d - w i n n i n g Canadian playwright Douglas Bowie will be visiting Penticton this week to catch one of the last three shows in the Many Hats Theatre Company’s production of his play Rope’s End. Bowie will be in the

audience for the final performance tommorow evening and will be available afterwards to meet the audience and cast at an informal reception in the Opus Bistro (right next door to the Cannery Stage.) Rope’s End is the second play by awardwinning Canadian play-

wright Douglas Bowie that the Penticton-based theatre company has produced. The first was Goodbye, Piccadilly in November 2010. The play revolves around Toby Boone who is literally at the end of his rope. He feels that his only hope is to re-connect with a girl he met

at summer camp. The problem? Thirty-one years have passed since their last meeting. What if she doesn’t remember him? Even worse, what if she does? Rope’s End is full of surprises and comedic twists that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Rope’s End closes April 23 with 8 p.m.

performances, on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Rope’s End are $19 ($17 for students and seniors including HST) and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre at Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or may be ordered by phone at 250493-4055.

Penticton Western News Friday, April 22, 2011

Arts & Entertainment

No flash but a lot of story in legal thriller

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Concerts April 22 — Gordie McLaren will be performing in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa at 8 p.m. April 22 — After a five-year absence, Willie and Lobo are returning to the Dream Café, featuring their fiery gypsy-flamenco world music. Repeat performances April 26 to May 1. April 22 — Singer-songwriter Christa Couture, electro-cellist Cris Derksen and chamber-pop quartet E.S.L. are coming to VooDoo’s in Penticton. April 23 — The Grey Sage Pub in the OK Falls Hotel presents King’s Horses as part of their regular Saturday live band series. May 5 — The Thursday Night Showcase hosts four local acts from all over the musical spectrum in an unplugged concert setting, featuring Susan Norie’s Sax quintet Saxxifrass, the husband and wife duo Tekatie, guitar virtuoso Paul Ruggaber and the ever popular Kettle Valley Brakemen.

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Lawyer is an entirely different, yet equally good legal thriller. This movie has little flash; it’s washedout, not pretty and totally reliant on storytelling. And I like that. The tale has Haller agreeing to represent wealthy brat Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), charged with beating a woman who was a prostitute on the make. Roulet’s mother (Frances Fisher) is prepared to pay whatever it takes to protect him. And with Mickey’s reputation for keeping clients — good and bad — out of

the slammer and on the streets, he and his network of “associates” who work the rough edges of Los Angeles seem like the perfect fit for the case. Initially, Routlet’s case seems to be the financial slam-dunk it’s supposed to be. Until… (and there it is! I love the “until”). Unlike similar stories that fall into a cluttered pit of preposterous turns,

the “until” in The Lincoln Lawyer will actually grab you. Again, it’s not a jaw-dropping swerve, or some profound, lifechanging hurdle (a la The Verdict) that has you suddenly cheering for this individual who evidently loves cash more than good deeds. The characters in The Lincoln Lawyer, specifically McConaughey’s Haller,

aren’t easy to love — but they are interesting and you do care about what happens to them. And that, my friends, makes for a good, unpretentious film. I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing more of this guy. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give The Lincoln Lawyer a four. The feature is currently playing at the Pen Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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April 28 — Mind over Matter continues at Leir House with an information fair from 1 to 6 p.m. and photo-voice dialogue from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event, which features work by members of the Penticton and Area Co-operative Enterprises, is intended to raise awareness for Mental Health Week and runs until May 5. June 29 — Cirque du Soleil presents Dralion for eight shows through July 3 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets on sale now at the SOEC Box Office, the Wine Country Visitor Centre, online at www.cirquedusoleil. com/dralion and or by phone at 1-877-763-2849.


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When Po’ Girl last graced the stage of Penticton’s well-known Dream Cafe last October they had JT Nero in tow. JT Nero is the latest project of Chicagoan JT Lindsay, the front man of soul band JT and the Clouds. Allison Russell of Po’ Girl is coming back to Penticton and bringing JT Nero with her for an intimate and inter-

active concert in the Penticton Art Gallery’s Tea Room. The 2010 release, Mountains/Forests, is JT Nero’s second solo CD, delivering a set of small tragic-comedies, recorded over two days in a north Wisconsin cabin with contributions from the Clouds and Po’ Girl. It’s a real singers record, centerpieced by Lindsay’s harmony work with Po’ Girl’s Allison Russell,

formerly of Fear of Drinking, and Michelle McGrath, late of The Capital Sun Rays. On tour, Nero will be joined by Po’ Girl’s Allison Russell and percussionist Mikey ‘Lightning,’ and Michelle McGrath. In the words of Lindsay, the band is poised to “absolutely explode your mind and spirit, then rebuild them with love and gentle care.” Lindsay has spent much of the last year

touring solo and collaborating with Canadian roots champs, Po’ Girl. He also fronts the Chicago-based rock and soul collective, JT and The Clouds, which has been described as Sly Stone soul meets Gram Parsons heartbreak and a mix of soulpop, rhythm and blues review. Tickets for the April 29, JT Nero and Allison Russell concert (limited to 40) are avail-

able at the Penticton Art Gallery. Prices are $10 for gallery members and students or $15 for nonmembers. Call the gallery at 250-493-2928 to reserve tickets. This is the latest in the series of Tea Room concerts at the gallery, with three more to come. Singer songwriter Ethan Collister will perform on May 8, followed by finger-style and slide guitarist Joel Fafard on May 22. The current series ends on June 12 with Carrie Catherine.

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The Cawston Community players are examining the issues of life and death with their latest offering, Limbo. Michael Davies is shocked to find that what he thought was a bad case of indigestion was in fact, a fatal heart attack. Struck dead at 40, Davies finds himself in limbo, that neither here nor there world between life and the afterlife. What’s worse is when he discovers himself in his kitchen home but not quite alone — he’s in the company of a previous owner, Agatha, also passed on and also lingering. The Cawston Players are presenting their production of Limbo in the Cawston Community Hall May 6 to 8, with the curtain rising at 8 p.m. Julia Lee Dean’s oneact play was written about 10 years ago for a local playwriting competition in Sussex, England, and first performed in 2003 at the Alexandra Theatre. Jaquine ManetBobier and Corentin Caro-Chambard give lively and often funny renderings of two souls ‘caught between’ with Agatha offering Davies her best advice on how to get through it all. Davies grieves his losses and witnesses the progress of his widow as she moves on to a new romance with his best friend. The play is described as a touching piece of theatre that will appeal to the “what if’ kind of reflection that occurs to may when they contemplate their own passing.

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Running to a nearby Palestinian village under attack by Israeli settlers, Twilla Welch didn’t hesitate to physically break through the line of soldiers blocking her way. “I remember all I was thinking as I ran past the soldier who was two feet away from me with his big gun is that I have to get to that village,” said Welch, who along with husband Mark recently returned from a three-week peace mission to West Bank with the Christian Peacemakers Team. “That’s when it occurred to me that I was not afraid, I was not afraid. “We had a responsibility to try to keep the people safe because that’s what we’re there to do.” After safely getting past the soldiers she, her husband and two other CPT members learned the attackers had doubled back and were attacking the livestock, a critical component of survival in the region. By then a number of Palestinians began picking up stones and yelling ‘AllƗhu Akba’ (God is Great) and began heading towards the line of soldiers. “That’s when I started to openly sob because I thought I was going to be a witness to a blood bath,” said Twilla. “That’s when all hell broke loose, tear gas bombs were going off just car lengths away and at first I was shocked by the sound because I didn’t know what kind of bomb it was, but we quickly saw that everybody remained standing but one man who collapsed.” The Penticton couple and a paramedic attempted to go to the fallen man’s aid but we’re blocked and could only stand and watch while waiting for an ambulance that arrived 45 minutes later. They never learned the victim’s fate. While they did have high-powered weapons pointed at them, they were never physically attacked. “I was just really hoping that these young boys wouldn’t get jumpy or nervous,” said Twilla. “I don’t think they would want to shoot us deliberately but you never 13

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know if they get frightened. That was not a comfortable situation for me, but still we stood there and did what we had to do.” Mark vividly recalled the incredible feeling of oppression and pending violence that lasted throughout the trip. “It was almost physical in nature and it weighs on you very heavily,” said the head of the inpatient psychiatric unit at Penticton Regional Hospital. “For a lot of children — we’re talking about five and six year olds — who have to go through military checkpoints to get to the schools everyday. “They’re liable to have their school bags searched by soldiers carrying machine guns. Education, health care, these are things that are completely curtailed by the occupation and that was something that we

really had to be there to experience.” He noted it was hard to guess the impact on those children. “Your guess is as good as mine, but in some way they would be very severely affected in terms of their social growth and their ability to trust,” he said, adding a staggering percentage of kids had witnessed some form of violence against a family member. “I think that sort of day-to-day, minute-to-minute grind is a constant reminder that you’re under somebody else’s thumb,” said Twilla. “It was heart-breaking really, really heartbreaking. “It’s shocking and I don’t think anybody who experienced what we did could not be moved or changed in some way, as well as angry and hurt and concerned for the future.” see COUPLE page 16

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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 dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with entertainment by Dale Seaman. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty. S ENIORS ’ C OMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. D ROP - IN S ENIORS ’ CENTRE has social bridge


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and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with John (Cash) Hodson at 6 p.m. S ENIORS W ELLNESS SOCIETY has Dave Johnson of the gentle hiking walking group from 9 to 10 a.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. Call 250-487-7455. BEREAVEMENT WALKING GROUP for those who are grieving the death of a loved one meet every morning until June 10. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Japanese Garden Gate behind the Penticton Art Gallery. Leisurely walk. Coffee time afterward. For more information call Dawn at 250-492-9071 (ext. 2203). ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., Easter turkey dinner for $8 and a meat draw at 2 p.m. and sing a long at 4 p.m.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at

2 p.m. and sing a long at 4 p.m. ANAVETS HAS EASTER dinner (turkey and fixings) at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St.Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and breast cancer awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. (Fairview Plaza). For table rental and more information call 250493-6604. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Members and guests welcome to the hall on 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH on 2800 South Main St. has Journey to the Cross with the first tour at 10 a.m. and the last tour at noon. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10

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April 24 CRIBBAGE CONGRESS, grass roots club meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-4935073 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HORSE races at 2:30 p.m. and meat draws. THE CELEBRATION CENTRE and Metaphysical Society has Lynn Gibb doing an Easter presentation at 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from 4 to 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome to the hall on 1197 Main St. Designated driver is on duty. BC SPCA HAS its flea market at 1550 Main St. from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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KIWANIS K-KIDS meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main. Open to all kids ages 6 to 13. For more information visit www. or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. 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 250-492-5400. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m. AL-ANON has a meeting for friends and family, men’s only at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250-490-9272 for info. COMPUTER SENIORS’ CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. ANAVETS HAS POOL leagues at 7 p.m.

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PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has a children’s choir every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for kids aged five to 12 at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park Ave. Also, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. a ladies choir. New members welcome. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centure has table tennis starting at 7 p.m. at 2965 South Main St. For more information call Francis at 778-476-4916 or Brian at 250-492-0578. S OUTH O KANAGAN SENIORS Wellness Society has Buddhist meditation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 696 Main St. United Church. For info call 250-487-7455. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has drop in summer fun darts, all skills level welcome. Starts at 7 p.m.

caring for seniors will be shown at 7 p.m. in the United Church Hall on Main Street. Admission is free and there will be refreshments. BETTER BREATHERS CLUB meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Alliance Church on 197 Brandon Ave. Lisa Kilgour is the speaker. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Tina at 250-7701613 or Susan at 250496-5931 for more information. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. Call 250-493-8274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more.

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New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-8092087 for info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING karaoke with Hazel at 5:30 p.m. Stu’s kitchen open. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus invites the public to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. Join any or every Tuesday evening. Experience not necessary, just a voice in tune from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victory Church on 352 Winnipeg St. Call 250492-3032 or 250-4940815. O KANAGAN S OUTH TOASTMASTERS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250689-0676 for details. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast Bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Debbie’s Diner. SQUARE DANCING WILL be at 6:45p.m. at the Drop-In Centre on 2965 South Main St. PENTICTON PIECEFUL EVENING Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each

month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre on 2965 South Main St. For more info call Treena 250-497-8901 or Fran 250-497-7850. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main and 6:45 p.m. on 431 Winnipeg St. Use entrance to right of main door. 8 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. Call 250-490-9272 for information. MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has the children’s choir under the direction of Joanne Forsyth for children ages five to 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a Music Ladies Choir from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park Ave. Also available is music roots for children two to five. Classes run until May 10 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sessions are $50. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN





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CAREERS TAKE FLIGHT — Flight service specialist Dave Roth of Nav Canada (centre) and Southern

Skies Aviation ight instructor Stuart Cheyne (below) talk to high school students in the tower at the Penticton Airport Wednesday as part of the company’s annual careers in aviation program in conjunction with School District 67. Specialist Dave Ligertwood (left) works at the tower controls.

Work begins on Osoyoos park Western News Staff

The revitalization of Osoyoos Lake regional park is underway. Landscaping and a parking plan will provide upgrades to the area that was granted for the purpose of a public park by the province in 1981. “This is a wonderful opportunity to revitalize the park to improve the quality of life for residents and vis-

itors to the Okanagan,� said Mark Pendergraft, RDOS Area A director. Phase one of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen project will focus on a plant management strategy that will see landscape improvements by removing invasive plants and trees and replacing them with native plant species to create a natural, self-sustaining environment. Visitors to the park will also have additional parking spaces with

a gravel parking surface contained within the park to alleviate the pressure on 45th Street and Lakeshore Drive. Additional improvements include two new picnic tables and trash receptacles. The regional district is waiting to hear from the province about a licence that would help ensure the safety of the swimming public by allowing them to put buoys on Osoyoos Lake to guide boat traffic.

Red Cross ofďŹ ce facing volunteer shortage The Penticton office of the Canadian Red Cross, Health Equipment Loan Program is in jeopardy of having to reduce its hours of operation. “People in the community can only access this service if there is a volunteer available to help them,â€? said Liza Soukoroff, with the Red Cross HELP program in the B.C. Southern Interior. “The Penticton office is in danger of reducing the number of days it can be open if they cannot find a few more volunteers.â€? HELP is a volunteer-driven, community-based program that provides free, short-term loans of essential

medical equipment that allows people to safely recover at home. Those who experience a sudden illness or accident are often left stunned by how quickly their lives have changed. A car accident, a sudden slip in the snow, or a heart attack can leave a person helpless in a home built for the able-bodied. Four hours a week can make a world of difference to someone in your community. Contact the Penticton Canadian Red Cross office at 250-493-7533 and ask for Lynne or Dara for more information on how to become a volunteer. Full training and support is provided.

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DEREK WOLF feels right at home with the Wolfpack, who he will play for beginning in the fall for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

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Derek Wolf was without a pack to join once the Pen High Lakers basketball season ended. Then the Wolfpack came hollering and the lonely Wolf found his new home. “I came out during my spring break for a week and had the opportunity to scrimmage with the guys and meet many of the other recruits,” said Wolf in a questionnaire for the Omega, the Thompson Rivers University campus newspaper. “I felt welcomed and wished I could have started right then and there.” The graduating Pen High Laker visited the Kamloops university and felt the move from smaller city to a smaller university was a good fit. The 17-year-old was discovered by South Kamloops Titans coach Del Komarniski, who is also an assistant coach with the Wolfpack. “Del saw him play initially,” said Wolfpack coach Scott Clark. “He is a really hard-working kid. He will come in as a true freshman and back up Kevin Pribilsky (fourth-year guard) and learn the position from scratch.” This season the Lakers point guard averaged 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Clark said, like all players out of high school, the six-foot-one pivot will have to improve his body as time goes on. “He is quite skilled and a good shooter,” said Clark. “He’ll fit in well with us. And as a bonus, he is a good student. He is a quality guy and the type of individual we want to add to our organization.” Wolf understands he won’t receive a lot of playing time during his rookie season in Canadian Interuniversity Sport

play, but feels he can help the men’s program by being prepared to do what is necessary to get stronger during the offseason. “My biggest challenges moving to CIS are adjusting to the increased speed of the game and increasing my strength and consistency,” said Wolf, who will study towards earning his bachelor of science to transfer into education. “I know I will fit in with coach Scott Clark because I am a hard worker and I like his expectations and philosophy on becoming a successful ball player.” David Nackoney, the Lakers assistant coach, has worked with Wolf and agrees that Wolf’s work ethic is unparalleled. “He lives in the gym. As a point guard, he has the ability to shoot the three and break you down,” said Nackoney. “He was our coach on the floor. At times, we needed Derek to score and other times we needed him to get others involved. He could really do what we asked. “He has a good build to be a CIS guard,” he continued. “I think eventually he will be able to lead a CIS team with playmaking ability or passing. He is a very solid athlete who should be able to contribute in many ways.” Clark adds that having someone from the Interior electing to stay and play high-level basketball is key. “Whenever we can keep the local guys around it should be a mandate of our university and program.” Wolf was impressed with something he saw while visiting TRU. “The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack and the Strength of the Pack is the Wolf,” said Wolf, repeating a quote on a poster he found on campus. “I thought it was a fun saying especially for me.”

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rriving three minutes before puck Dirk said of his stops in St. Louis, drop for Game 2 between the Vancouver, Chicago, Anaheim and Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Montreal, playing with the Canucks Blackhawks, I was swallowed up was his favourite. Fans were part of by the intense atmosphere that filled the reason. Rogers Arena. “Playing in any Canadian city, Fans were on their feet waving there is more passion for the game, their white towels and screaming for for their team than in the States. Us the Canucks. Of course, while my Canadians like to think hockey is our buddy Bruce Walkinshaw was on his game,” he laughed. “Growing up in feet with everyone else and record- EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Kelowna, basically started playing in ing it on his IPhone 4, he looked at my hometown. It was a big thrill for A MAN ADVANTAGE me wondering why I was still in my me as well.” seat. Having a fear of heights sucks. Game 2 was critical for the I was still trying to get used to where we were in Canucks to win or it would bring the idea again the upper bowl. I began feeling more comfortable that what happened the last two years would dupliduring the national anthem as the sold-out crowd cate. Luckily, for the Canucks that didn’t happen belted it out with pride. Normally I’m a silent and they also took Game 3 to give themselves a singer. But with Mark Donnelly raising his mic to comfortable lead. While the Canucks laid an egg in the crowd, how can you not get into it? Game 4 on Tuesday Dirk believed the series would The energy in the arena was something to end in five games. experience. I quickly discovered that regular“They have proven all year they are the best season crowds don’t even compare. team in NHL during the regular season,” said Dirk, Rober Dirk, coach of the prep team for the who still follows the Canucks. “Can they do it? Of Okanagan Hockey Academy and played with the course they can. They have to defeat their demons Canucks from 1990-94, said the Canucks fans and of the past couple seasons. Not succeeding in the the passion they have for the team is “unbeliev- playoffs. If and when they are able to beat Chicago, able.” I think that will go a long way to exercise those “I can remember going out after the warm up demons. I still say Detroit is the team to beat to and this was back in the Pacific Coliseum with come out of the west. You still have all that experi16,000 fans standing up and cheering, it would ence in Detroit with them winning all those Cups. send shivers up and down your back,” said Dirk, That’s the other hurdle they are going to have to who was traded from Vancouver before they went get through.” on their ’94 Cup Finals run. “The hair on the back Of course there is nothing better then tens of of your neck stood up. Winning playoff games, the thousands of passionate fans standing behind you atmosphere not only in the arena, but in the city, to do it. it’s second-to-none.” “It gets exciting for them,” said Dirk of the During moments when the crowd at Rogers players feeling with the fans that supportive. Arena was quiet, a group would start “Go Canucks And watching the Canucks advance past the Go” chants to lift the team when they felt the foot Blackhawks will be exciting for the fans, who folwasn’t on the pedal. When Daniel Sedin scored lowing Game 2, high-fived strangers as they exited his second goal of the game, the crowd jumped to Rogers Arena. I guess they aren’t strangers when its feet. Bruce and I hugged and screamed, then you are cheering for the same team. joined the chants of “MVP, MVP,” all the while As the saying goes, We Are All Canucks. spinning our towels. It was quite the spectacle. It was repeated when Daniel was named the game’s Emanuel Sequeira is the sports editor at the Penticton Western News and a die-hard Canucks fan. first star thanks to a three-point performance.


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Pa’kit girls rugby tournament at McNicoll Oval. Penticton played its first game on Thursday against Strathcona. Pen High plays against Friday against North Surrey at 10 a.m. Saturday matchups will be determined Friday evening. Other teams playing are Prince George, Kelowna, Valleyview, Columneetza, L.V. Rogers, Mt. Boucherie, Houston, Williams Lake and Kwantlen Park.

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IAN WRIGHT (left) battles opponent Dale McLeod for ball control as Stratton Whitaker watches from behind during action in the annual BC Storm Power Soccer Tournament at Princess Margaret Secondary School last weekend.

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The Red Rolls Royces won the national division over the Blue Beamers during the Penticton Storm power chair soccer tournament. The Hunter Green Hummers rounded out the top three as players in that division are vying for a spot on the national team. In the open

division, the Maroon Maseratis defeated the Cadillacs and the Gran Torinos were third, while the Navy Blue Benz placed fourth. Players are headed to Montreal next week to play in the Defi Sportif tournament and after head coach Gordon Marks along with his two assistants will start to choose the 16

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Ryohei Ito feels the fielding needs improving for the SOMBA Tigers. “We have pitchers but I think if the defence is not good, they can’t help the pitcher,” said Ito, one of the Tigers pitchers. “We need more practice.” Coach Junior Deleon summed it up best as his team hosts the Kamloops RiverDogs in a home-andhome battle this weekend. “We beat ourselves,” said Deleon, who would like to see his team win at least two of the four games. “I think that’s the way it’s going to be throughout the year.” Deleon knows errors are going to happen but added that “is what killed us in Cloverdale” where they lost 6-2 then bounced back to win 11-10. Deleon looks at the positive, which is his players’ dedication and work ethic. “If we limit our errors, we will be in ball games,” said Deleon. “Our pitching is going to get us by 90 per cent of the time.” Both games the Tigers host are at McNicoll Park Saturday at noon and 2:30 p.m.

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Inventors, environmental activists, number crunchers and marketing genius’s impressed judges at the Windward Software Young Entrepreneurs Dragons’ Den Competition. Running off the success of last year’s competition, the program has expanded to include Summerland and middle school students. “There are a lot of great benefits for the students because they get a lot of business knowledge, enough that they can go and get started, for example as a summer business,” said Brea Retzlaff, a Okanagan College business student that is from Summerland and acts as a mentor to the high school students through the SIFE program. “All you have to do is look at the success of last year’s winner from Pen High. She is now a first-year business student and earned about $17,000 in revenue over the summer with the business she pitched in the competition.” Students are judged by local dragons on a business idea over a span of three months. The winning team of high school students will receive $2,500 that they can use to launch their new business. Middle school students will receive a $500 cash prize for first place. The competition is being operated in a three-way partnership that joins Okanagan College SIFE students with School District 67 and Penticton Economic Development Services. Larissa Russell won last year with her pitch of a beachside business called the Henna Hut. Taran Ungaro and Sagar Sahota, Princess


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Margaret students, have created a business called PSI Industries, and as returning competitors they are hoping to take the title this year. Ungaro has developed a paintball device that he believes will improve the sport drastically. “If I can compare it to what most people know, cars, this is basically a performance upgrade like a nice set of tires, new headlights or NOS to your paintball gun. It increases your accuracy and consistency, so instead of having your shots fly everywhere they will be going in a straight line,” said Ungaro, who plans on taking mechanical engineering at postsecondary school. Sahota said the experience of pitching their idea has helped the pair out immensely. They have taken what they learned last year and improved how they handle the business end of it. The pair won $500 for the BDC Incubator grant award and $100 for placing second for the Cherry Lane award last year. The money went

to show their idea at a paintball competition in Calgary. “We came so close and we feel like we are more organized, are getting our point across to the judges and we are more aware of our project. This is a must if you are doing business after high school. We gain something out of it each session. You will come across people that will criticize you in the business world and others you will have to impress and this really helps us deal with that,” said Sahota. The students have one more task to complete in marketing and media before the final banquet. Ungaro feels

PSI Industries has a good chance to win the competition this year and maybe even go further. “We have got a lot of good feedback from people. And if we win, we will go further into development and maybe a patent,” said Ungaro. “As soon as we get a patent we can start making money off this.” Other ideas put forward by students include a green business that runs on a subscription to help citizens curb their carbon waste, a cork-like device used as a wine-stopper, a crepe making business to be set up at the beach, a replacement for the traditional ice cream cone using cookie dough, a spa and a stress ball made out of recycled bottle caps. Local businesses supporting the event include Windward Software, ORIC, McKitrick Byrnes Coldwell Banker, Cary Schneirderat Law Corp., JCI Penticton, Penticton Chamber of Commerce and BMO Penticton. The winner will be announced at the final banquet on May 17 at the Ramada from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. sponsored by Rick and Yasmine Thorpe and Friends and the CFDC Okanagan Similkameen. The banquet and awards presentations will also feature a trade show exhibiting the students’ entrepreneurial business ideas.

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Are you a parent who is being made the enemy of your children? This is PARENTAL ALIENATION! The BC Ministry of Attorney General is currently revising the Family Relations Act (FRA) and is passing new legislation very soon. We are concerned that this Ministry is under estimating the importance of specifically addressing Parental Alienation in the new FRA. Parental Alienation must be identified as a specific factor in divorce, along with specific remedies, in the new FRA. It also needs to be defined as a form of domestic violence and child abuse, which experts say it is. Parental Alienation frequently happens during a divorce or separation. It occurs when one parent actively works to align a child by unjustified or exaggerated denigration of the other parent, also making it difficult for those grandparents to stay connected to their grandchildren. For information on Parental Alienation visit or or We are asking concerned parents, family members, judges, lawyers, counsellors, psychologists, and other professionals to contact the Attorney General of BC and your local MLA immediately. Let them know you want Parental Alienation recognized with specific remedies in the new FRA legislation.

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Travel Advisory Update Temporary Closure Highway 97 near Westbank The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure would like to advise the public of a planned temporary road closure on Highway 97 at Drought Road Bluff and Brent Road, south of Seclusion Bay Road near Westbank. The highway will be closed in both directions Tuesday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to accommodate blasting as part of a rock slope stabilization project. Travellers are also reminded to expect ongoing traffic pattern changes and minor delays up to 20 minutes in length from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday until May 13. Please allow extra time, exercise caution, and obey all flag persons and traffic control signs through the project site. Your patience during this work is appreciated. For project updates please visit the DriveBC web site at or call the Okanagan Shuswap District office at 250 712-3660.

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Location Coast Inn of the North 770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre 209 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Best Western Kelowna Hotel & Suites 2402 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at E-mail: Fax: 604-279-7599; or toll-free in BC: 1-877-279-7599 Mail: Policy and Research Division WorkSafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. P.O. Box 5350, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5

Cost is $25 per person. Contact Lisa at 250492-4103 or via email at admin@penticton. org to register. Penticton and Wine Country Tourism just returned from pitching journalists at the Canada Media Marketplace to come and cover our beautiful city. In partnership with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and along with a group of Penticton delegates, PWCT was also showcasing our city and region to the meetings/ convention and group travel markets in the cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle. The Penticton and Wine Country Visitor Information Centre is bursting with new retail items and the latest in local information, including its own 2011 Visitor Centre Guide. Did you know that there are now 117 wineries listed on the wine map? Come on over to 553 Railway St. Browse the shelves and we’re sure you will find something to suit your interests and those of your summer guests. The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Business Excellence Seminar on Friday, May 13, from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. — “Assertion: Managing The Emotional Conversation” facilitated by Kerry Palmer of South Okanagan Mediation Services. Registration is $45+HST for chamber members. Future chamber members are welcome for $65+HST. Call Lisa at 250-492-4103 or email to register.


Thursday, April 28 is the next Chamber Business After Business event. Hillside Estate Winery is hosting the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us at 1350 Naramata Rd. and be prepared to network and meet someone new. Chamber members attend for free while future chamber members are welcome to see what these events are all about for $20. Payment is taken at the door. Accelerate Okanagan is partnering with ACETECH and launching its boot camp for tech entrepreneurs this month. This market validation program is a proven go-to-market boot camp for technology CEOs and founders with at least an early working version of their product. The program combines best practice workshops and one-onone mentoring to help you identify the best market opportunity; develop a compelling value proposition; and provide processes and tools to close your initial customers. For more information contact Jeff Keen at or at 250-870-9028. Erin Hanson is the general manager of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

ANTI PRISON RALLY Monday, May 2 @ 5:30pm IN FRONT OF CITY HALL Points to be addressed: • Studies show a negative impact on the economy and small business • Unsafe for retirees, women, children and the innocent • Minimal permanent jobs, mostly out of town transfers • Crime capital? Or tourist, retiree capitol of BC?

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JCI member awarded fellowship

Penticton’s Kim Lawton, was recently recognized as a Fellow of JCI Canada. A JCI Canada Fellowship is an honourary lifetime membership awarded to an individual member as a means of honouring them for their outstanding service to the corporation. Lawton was a welcome addition when she joined JCI Penticton in 2007.


“Kim is full of energy and ideas. She was quick to jump in and join a number of different committees and offer her help and support,” said Carol Sheridan, JCI Penticton president. “When she makes a commitment to do something for you or our chapter, we can always count on it getting done.” Lawton has held different executive 25

positions within JCI Penticton including a term as communications director and a term as vice-president. She has also chaired and participated in a variety of different projects and initiatives for JCI. “Kim has helped to build JCI’s positive image in the community. She has worked to build relationships between JCI Penticton and the Penticton and

Summerland chambers of commerce, and she is an outstanding representative of JCI Penticton in our community,” said Sheridan. This Fellowship follows a string of other awards for Lawton including JCI Penticton Rookie of the Year in 2008 and JCI Penticton Executive Member of the Year in 2009.

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Zeus is an 8 year old Russian Blue with a love of little toy mice, temptation treats and chin scratches. Zeus is a great cat with a huge personality and looks forward to a quiet, loving home to enjoy his retirement.

Sweet Ella isn’t ready to leave her mum yet but she is one of hundreds of unwanted kittens that will arrive at the SPCA in 2011 needing a second chance at love. Join our waiting list to adopt Ella or one of her friends.

ID. 227161



Friday, April 22, 2011 Penticton Western News

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Lost & Found lost, child’s lacrosse (250)492-3767

Iain and Alli are excited to announce the arrival of their first child. Leland Cameron Kerr. Born Feb 19, 2011, 6lbs, 9oz. Very proud Nana and Poppy, Rich and Ann Kerr and Nana Sandy Spenst and Papa John Spenst.

Funeral Homes


Sports & Recreation Golfers, spring tune up on you and your clubs. Get a 1/2 hr golf lesson & golf club evaluation for $40. Certified C.P.G.A. instructor, G.C.A. master club fitter. Launch monitor evaluation. Okanagan Golf School. Call Paul 250-494-8178

Children Childcare Available

Credible Cremation Services Ltd. 559 Ellis St., Penticton

Basic Cremation $990 +taxes Sensible prices for practical people

250-493-3912 24 hrs “No Hidden Costs”

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$875.00 +Taxes

LOVE’S Family Daycare, Young St. area, licensed, (2.55yr olds), spots available for your child (250)493-0566 Pam’s Family Daycare, licensed, space avail for child 3yrs & up. Call 250-492-0113

Employment Automotive Established automotive transmission shop in Penticton is looking for an installer. Good attitude and good mechanical ability mandatory. Must be a team player. Apprenticeship available for the right person. Drop off resume to Thunder Alley Transmissions at 170-48 Industrial Ave, W or email to No phone calls please.







Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Attn: If you have 5-50+lbs to lose - we have a career for you! Ph)1-877-737-DIET email: Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilfield construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 EXPERIENCED meat cutter required full time. Apply at 667 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton. FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. LOCAL restaurant in Penticton looking for P/T waitress w/exp. Fax resume 250-4904740

HD SERVICE TECHNICIAN Noble Tractor & Equipment is seeking a Journeyman or 4th yr apprentice Service Technician for our Armstrong location. We are a certified Case IH Agricultural & Light Industrial dealership. Noble Tractor of fers a competitive salary with group benefits package. Fax resume to: 250-546-3165, email:, mail: Noble Tractor & Equip. Ltd, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 Support Worker/Job Coach. For details go to www. and click on employment

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

SECOND or third year Automotive Service Technician apprentice needed immediately. Apply by email or in person, or Ok Sales & Service, 997 Westminster Ave, W, Penticton.

Business Opportunities EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Office Outlet from your home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. No selling required. Earn Extra Money on your own time. Small to start, then develop into a good income. Yes, it is Amway and when done right with guidance and support, a very rewarding business. Never too late to start. Decide for yourself how far you want to go. No hype or pressure. Call me on my cell: 250-4862359 Nick

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Career Opportunities Traffic Controller (flagger) 2 Day Training Classes Road Safety TSC Kamloops - April 12th, 13th & 30th & May 1st. Kelowna -April 9th, 10th & May 14th, 15th New $224.00 Renew $140.00 or Call 1-866-737-2389

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE


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Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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

John Nunes Daryn Pottinger

Phone 250-498-0167 (24 hrs) 34505 - 89th St. Oliver, BC

Personals Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216 elderly gentleman in good health seeking female frienship and companionship, (250)492-7503

Frances Helen Went to be with her husband Nicola on Saturday, November 13, 2010. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 am from the St. John Vianney Church, 361 West Wade Avenue, Penticton BC, with Father Joseph presiding. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774


Mountain & City Training Heavy Equipment Operator Training Financial Aid Available (for qualified students)

Taylor Pro Training Ltd. Call toll free 1-877-860-7627

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

Help Wanted

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

Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

LOGGING COMPANY FOR SALE Stump to Truck logging contract for sale in Williams Lake, BC. 110,000 M3 renewable evergreen cutting permit with log truck position. Full line of equipment available. For more information contact 250-296-3197 Career Service / Job Search

Job Hunting?



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Career Service / Job Search

Pharmacy Technician! Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required We also offer an Online Medical Transcription Program 9 months– starts monthly Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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Career Service / Job Search

Career Service / Job Search

Job Options BC is a new placement and training program. If you are unemployed, and not eligible for EI, check us out. We have services for youth 18 or older, retirees interested in working, and everyone in between! Job Options BC offers a full range of services tailored to meet your individual needs, including: Classroom Training - Training allowances for four weeks of full time career development training - Career Exploration - Social Media and Job Search - Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Interview and Job Search Strategies Short Term Certificate Training - Customized to meet your goals - Options such as First Aid Training, WHMIS, Food Safe, PEAK Retail Training, & Basic Security Training Work Experience and Job Placement - Wage Subsidy - Job Placement Support - Employment support funds

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Penticton Western News Friday, April 22, 2011





Help Wanted


Trades, Technical

Home Improvements

Local Gravel Crushing Contractor requires Crusher Plant Operator, Laborers, and Equipment Operators experienced in the use of Loaders, Dozers, and Excavators. Must be available to work throughout B.C. , Alberta, and Sask. Top Wages and Living Out Allowance are provided. Reply to

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

Garden & Lawn

Dreaming of a career as a Healthcare Assistant? Learn more about future career, employment, education and wage options. Attend a free Open House and Informational Session at The Hamlets Senior Facility, 103 Duncan Ave. W, Pent., Tuesday, May 3rd, 7pm. Drop in or call 1-800-663-0775


Help Wanted

Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: Part-time Payroll and HR position available at AcuTruss Industries. Ceridian (Prism, Insync) experience asset. 2003 - 43rd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 6K7. Fax 250-5452953

Career Opportunities



Employment FOOD Counter Attendant Take customers orders, assemble food such as sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, and prepare milk shakes and ice cream dishes, portion and wrap food, serve customers at counters, stock refrigerators, keep records of quantities of food used, may receive payment for food items purchased. Permanent, Full Time, Shift, Weekend, Day, Evening $11.05 Hourly, for 40.00 Hours per week. Some high school education needed. No experience needed-employer will train. How to Apply: By Mail: 1449 Main Street Penticton, BC, V2A 5G4. Dairy Queen

Sweeping Beauties Cleaning Service has 2 permanent P/T positions to start, for commercial and residential. Mature ladies preferred, reliable, responsible, must be bondable & have reliable vehicle. Must be avail weekends/evenings. Previous exp helpful. Contact Joan @250-492-4923

Classifieds Work!

Labourers ARE YOU looking to enjoy your summer while earning an exceptional wage? We are looking for a mature, responsible, experienced person to take care of landscaping duties on a private estate. A background in horticultural/landscaping duties would be beneficial. The estate is located on Kalamalka Lake near Vernon. Please forward resumes to

Career Opportunities

OfÀce Support ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant Our firm seeks an administrative assistant. Please send resume to:

Professional/ Management Holistic Veterinary Practice seeks Office/Marketing Manager. Exc Comm. & computer skills essential. Should have exp. in marketing or business management or customer service. Resumes to Britt Mills at

Trades, Technical Artisans req’d. Will train. Email resume to Concrete flat workers req’d. Email resumes to

Career Opportunities

A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

• •

ing of day to day construction operations including personnel and equipment delegation. Demonstrate and develop a positive relationship with all staff, owners and subcontractors. Knowledge of all aspects of WCB and Ministry of Mines Regulations. Ensure all safety values are met or exceeded.

Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to: Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Millwork Shop in Oyama req’s an exp. sprayer/finisher for ultra high end millwork. Apps must have min 5yrs exp. with polyurethane’s, lacquers and stains. Must be in good physical condition and have good color aptitude. Duties incl. booth and equipment maintenance and coordinating helpers duties. Comp. wages and benefits pkg. Email resume to or fax to: 250-548-3235

Sales Position

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

Carpentry/ Woodwork Scherger Construction Ltd. Experienced, reputable, certified. New homes, foundations, renos, decks, driveways, and more. South Okanagan. Call Darren for a quote. 250-878-6895

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 250488-0944

Countertops GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM



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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

PIANO Lessons by Beth Ann. Royal Conservatory trained & Church Music Minor. 250-276-3546 250-328-9541

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

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, 2392 Dominion Rd., W. Kelowna. (Mon-Fri 8-4), (Sat 10-2). REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall Certified & Guaranteed Drywall Services Specializing in Ceiling Repairs -Texturing

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Certified Ticketed Journeyman 20 + yrs exp 250-487-8678

Fencing WOOD FENCING supply and Install. Serving Summerland to Osoyoos. For your Free Quote call 250-488-5338

Garden & Lawn Locally Grown Hedging

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

Home Improvements



6-7 ft. for Other sizes available up to 9ft.

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

Home Improvements


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

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

Excavating & Drainage


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

Excavating & Drainage

Mr. Greenjeans LAWN CUTTING

Call for a free Quote

250-809-5347 Allan’s Hauling & Yardwork, rotto-tilling, clean-ups, dump runs & more. 250-473-6543 Dave’s Garden & Maint. Specializing in Hedge & Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, garden clean-up and rejuvenation and more. Call for free est. 250-493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, Now taking booking for upcoming season. Lawn care & yard work once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079 Retired gentleman, has time, tools and experience to make your property look “park like,” also have pick-up truck to remove trash, phone Harry (250)493-8939

Handypersons Big Hammer Handyman Services, virtually any home repair needed, kitchen, bath renos, flooring, interior finishing, window/door installs, yard maint., complete building & propery maint./janitorial, commercial, residential, licensed, insured, references, (250)8096311 SPRING IS HERE time for reno’s 15 years experience in Carpentry, Concrete, Drywall. Flooring, Painting, Plumbing, Stucco. James (250)770-8619 or (250)499-9897.

Home Improvements 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 B AT H R O O M / B A S E M E N T Renovations. Updating existing Bathroom or Basement? Looking to add a new Bathroom or finish off that Basement. Call us for a Free Estimate. 250-488-5338 BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed Insured WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250490-9762, 250-488-0407

Okanagan Home Improvements

licensed and insured kitchens & bathrooms sundecks, enclosures, additions, windows, doors, interior/exterior painting fencing panels or custom made 250-486-0440 250-486-1736

Garden & Lawn

REAL RENO’S + Legal Basement Suites + Legal Carriage Houses = $$$$ in your pocket + Kitchens + Bathrooms + Sundecks Licensed + Flooring and + Doors Insured + Windows + Trim/Painting = Equity in your home MB Home Improvements 250-486-0767 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

Landscaping 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, Self propelled vacuum $500. Many other garden items/tools also for sale. Call 250-4925057

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating A1 PAINTER, 20+ Exp., decks, fences, apartments and houses, affordable prices, quality assured, call now 250328-2313

Pressure Washing Pressure wash the exterior of your home instead of a costly paint job 250-498-2014

Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

Tiling Kaleden Tile - Installation of ceramic, porcelain, granite, & slate. I tile floors, decks, backsplashes, fireplaces, showers, make shower pans & curbs. Free estimates, Insured, references & pictures available. No Job to big or small. Glen 250 488 1985

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

#!*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,

Window Cleaning $59 single storey, cleaned inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956

Garden & Lawn



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

• Free estimates • Seniors Discount • Fully Insured • Complete Lawn Care • Yard & Garden Services • Business license covering Summerland, Peachland, Penticton

$20 Cuts for most lawns


Friday, April 22, 2011 Penticton Western News

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale







Call Stewart 250-486-4877

Feed & Hay 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.

Livestock Shavings Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132

Pet Services New to Penticton, Barks ‘n Bubbles Family Dog Grooming, great quality, one on one care with your 4-legged family memeber, call Mandy at (250)809-7641 Small dog grooming and care, call Sonja, (250)497-8605,

Pets Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on 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

Building Supplies Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices.

Firearms PENTICTON GUN SHOW: A Big Thank You to all attendees, supporters & organizers of this past weekends’ gunshow from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. Easter Week Business Hours: Tues-Sat incl Good Friday, 10-6. 250-762-7575.

Food Products Naturally grown BEEF, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.65/lbs cwf. 250546-6494

Free Items FREE frosted bathroom window 35 5/8 x35 5/8 250-4925810 older short haired oriental female cat, used to be in shows, (250)490-8027 Washer and dryer, must pick up, 3 summer tires, (250)4920133 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Fruit & Vegetables

Wo l f / S h e p h e r d / R o t we i l l e r, cross puppies, 6 weeks old, $200. Falkland 250-379-2977.

BLACK CURRANT PLANTS, mildew resistant $10/each. 250-542-1032



Heavy Duty Machinery 2004 Cat skid steer, model 216. 930 hours, comes with bucket & blade. 1 owner, well maintained. Contact Darrin at 250-545-3235 ext 108 A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Power Chairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers & ramps, new & used. Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,



Be sure to pick up your complimentary poster when you advertise your garage or yard sale in the Penticton Western News. For weekend garage sales please have your ads in by Thursday 10am PRIOR

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate Acreage for Sale


3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reďŹ nances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818

Medical Supplies

Sporting Goods

Shoprider Trailblazer scooter w/awning, charger, used very little, paid $5300, sell for $3000. Invacare Panther LX-4 scooter, w/charger, like new, paid $3900, sell for $1500. 250-689-1187 Oliver Wheelchair Multilift, load 750 lbs.New $3500. used once, sell $2000.obo 250-260-4022

PENTICTON GUN SHOW: A Big Thank You to all attendees, supporters & organizers of this past weekends’ gunshow from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. Easter Week Business Hours: Tues-Sat incl Good Friday, 10-6. 250-762-7575.

Misc. for Sale

Garage Sales

1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1 per board, approx. 500 boards to lift. John Deere backhoe bucket w/grapel, excellent condition, $2500. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. 250-545-4653 85 GMC Frontier MH $6500; Kubota RTV 900 $9900; 79 John Deer excavator $9900; 2-02 skidoos $6000both; 44ft hwy trailer(storage) $2500; 8N tractor $2000; Ford tractor $3200. View pics @ or 250-492-3330 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ďŹ ltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544

FREE REMOVAL of all unwanted vehicles & metals. No vehicle or metal too big. 250-351-9666 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 MOVING, like new Sterling Broil King BBQ $200. 250487-1303 or 250-488-8262

Musical Instruments Ennis piano, good condition, 41�h, 24�w, 58�L, asking $1400 obo, (250)495-4251 PIANO SALE, blow-out prices on used grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062, Kelowna: 250-869-0819, Toll Free 1-800-663-5183.

Sporting Goods 3YR old E-Bike, charger batteries 1.5 yrs old, new peddles $275obo. Call 250-492-3018 leave message Kona Mountain bike 24 gears $300. Everlast punching bag 2 sets of gloves + pads $50. 96 hole trampoline frame w/springs $50. 250-493-7749


Garage Sales 108 Jewell Pl., Summerland, off Hwy 97 Walters Rd., kid’s clothes & toys, 8am-12 Sat. 1444 Wellington St, Frid & Sat April 22&23rd, 7am, Coca Cola pieces, household, portable dishwasher, computer BCSPCA Flea Market, 1550 Main St. (in front of Wholesale Club), every Sunday, 7am2pm, for info (250)493-0136 Huge Yard Sale, April 20 to May 2, Everything priced to sell, all second hand store stock, tools, equipment, trailers, boats, furniture, RV parts, 10’x10’ shed, 9’x12’ RV addition, 8’x48’ container, 10’x10’x10’ container, Windmill RV Park, 1Km north of Penticton on Hwy 97 Indoor sale, Apr 23rd & 24th 8:00-3pm, losts of misc, old & new books, 4840 Barten Pl., OK Falls, off Maple St. LOTS of things for everyone, Sat 23rd, 8am-12. 402 Alder St Moving, furniture household, toys, sports, Sat Apr 23rd, 102 Millar Pl (uplands) 9-1 Moving sale, 162 Lakeview St., furniture, dishwasher, electronics, tools, art, computer, 9-5, Sat., April 23 Moving sale, portable air conditioner, 9000 btu, dining rm table & more furniture, TV in good shape, 11’ Coleman boat (at bottom), lots more stuff, 195 Secrest Pl., Sat. 8-12

NARAMATA COMMUNITY YARD SALE 15+ locations in one small, scenic town Sat., April 30, 9-2, see for a map of sale locations SAT 23rd, 763 Municipal Ave 9am-? lots of great stuff, my son is saving up for a Wii washer, dryer, freezer, basketball hoop & other sports equip, household, 187 Evergreen Cres., Sat. April 23, 8am-noon

Open Houses

Open Houses


234 Heritage Blvd. Awesome 1 year old 5 bedroom rancher on 1/2 acre. Possible suite downstairs. Priced below appraised value.


CALL 250-497-5827

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Real Estate

5 1/2 ac. $89,900. 11.80 ac, c/w cabin, two 10.94 ac build lots for Pics email Arrow Lakes area. 250269-7328. Financing avail. 5.8 acres in Westbench (Penticton), w/5 bdrm home & inlaw suite fenced & cross fenced $599,000. 76 acres near Penticton, $199,000, view pics at or call 250-492-3330

Apt/Condos for Sale Creekside, renovated 1bdrm condo, balcony, covered parking, storage, paid $136,000 3yrs ago, yours for $129,000, open to offers, bus & hiking trail across street, phone (250)460-0401 GARDEN condo, Penticton $199,000. Friday 3-5, Sat & Sund 11-1. #47-310 Yorkton Ave. #243188

For Sale By Owner 14x70 mobile on its own property complete with addition, patio, small workshop, 3bdrm, 1ba, Olalla, asking $149,000, offers? 250-462-6590, 250496-4106, 250-486-4106 Open House Sat. April 23 & April 30 11:00-2:00 101-695 Pineview Rd. Pent. Beautiful 2 story home on . 23 acre lot in Pineview Estates. Lake and mountain views. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, totally renovated in 2003. Tip top shape, Owner motivated. Asking 479,000. 250-770-1614

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 0.5 acres 1800sq.ft home, 3bdrm, 2bath, Kaleden, BC or 250497-8605

Mobile Homes & Parks Eagle Homes – New Location in Okanagan Falls! Why not custom build your own dream home with Eagle Homes? Eagle Homes has oor plans and designs to suit all budgets. We also take trade-ins, so you can easily upgrade to a new manufactured home. We’ll help with the ďŹ nancing too! We are BC’s #1 Modular Home Dealer! Call Blair Kennedy 778-5155555 to see how I can help! THOUSANDS IN OPTIONS FREE!! Canada’s largest builder, SRI Homes are offering unbelievable discounts. Call or visit Lake Country Modular Homes Inc., conveniently located next to SRI’s WinďŹ eld Factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-7662214 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. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or

Apt/Condo for Rent

Open Houses Open House, Sat. April 23rd, 11am-2pm, 328 Carmel Cres., 3 level lakeview home on a .22 acre lot in desirable Skaha Estates, fully renovated, 3 bedrooms/3bath, possible in-law suite, asking $479,900, motivated seller, call 250-486-2798 or visit

Recreational 1995 Ford Windstar, new brakes, replaced tranny, exc cond. 250-490-4717

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue

Cable & All Utilities Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony

Move In Incentive Available immediately‌ 1 or 2 Bedroom


1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1bdrm, 55+, in-suite laundry, reno’d unit, near library, offered by Parkside Realty Inc., call Mike, (250)462-8402 1bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, wheelchair accessible, large storage room, $700, heat/cable incl., adult building, avail. now, cat ok with deposit, NS, 250-488-7902 1BDRM, lakeview deck, quiet, adult 8plex, ns, np, ref’s, $600+util., 250-497-6369 Apex resort fully furnished, 2bdrm, $650/mo, sat, t.v,hydro incl, internet avail, n/s. Avail now to Oct 31 250-809-7987 BACHELOR apt in historic house on bus route, n/p quiet, responsible person. $600 mth, 250-492-6319 CLEAN 1bdrm condo, laminate  + nice sz kitchen. Close to Walmart & beach, avail May 1st $595+util. Call 778-7541798 or lv message please. LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 OK Falls, lg 2bdrm apt, f/s, w/d, n/p, n/s, $665 + util. Avail now, 1-250-497-7873 days, 250-498-2067 eves, middle aged couple preferred PENTICTON Bright 900 S.F. 2bdrm apt. Insuite w/d, storage, parking, N/S, 1 yr. lease. $800/mo +utils. Avail Immed . Call 250-486-3539. Quiet, quiet, quiet, large 2bdrm in 4plex, ns, np, 40+, $825/mo. (250)492-2006, 250-809-8592

Commercial/ Industrial 1200sq.ft shop, overhead door, good exposure, ofďŹ ce, washroom, 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Downtown 1 bdrms: 1 bdrm’s & bach, Alysen Pl. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, apts. with f/s, a/c, pkg & balconies executive condo, f/s, w/d, d/w, f/p, $650.00 to $695.00 incl. all util. & built-in vac, large deck facing east, 2 sec. pkg stalls...............$1325.00 & cable $1250.00 incl. water Property Management

Phone 250-492-0444

Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT • 250-493-7626 • Fully Finished • 3,100 sq.ft. • Walk-Out Bsmt.

102 ROGERS PLACE, WILTSE AREA $629,900 • PH: 250-492-2627



Utilities Included

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Rentals Commercial/ Industrial 2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Approx. 1250sqft shop space for rent, 12’ o/h door, fenced, secure yard, good exposure on Carmi Ave., avail., May 1, (250)490-6545 Downtown Penticton store front, Avail. June 1200sqft or 2400sqft 250-492-8324

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BDRM basement suite in 1/2 duplex, f/s dw w/d . $800+ util, avail May 1st, 250-492-5100 or 250-490-5354 2BDRM upper unit in 1/2 duplex, f/s, wd, $850+ util. Avail May 1st. 250-492-5100 250490-5354 Avail. May 1, 2bdrm 4plex, ground level, Oliver, walking distance to new mall, completely reno’d, hardwood floors, 4appl., very clean, prefer quiet, mature tenants, np, $600/mo., (250)498-2817 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. May 1, $1200/mo, 250-493-5161 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.

Mobile Homes & Pads 3bdrm modular home, country setting, $875+ security dep., ns, np, nd, prefer long term, avail. now, 250-497-8957

Homes for Rent 1BDRM cabin DT OK Falls/private property. May 1st, n/p, ref req’d $550+util. 250-497-7115 2bdrm 1bath house for rent, Downtown Penticton area, lots of updates, huge yard, garden, private setting, ns, np, ref’s req, 1 year lease, $1200/mo., call 250-462-3732 2BDRM house on lg lot in Keremeos. $750 + util. Call 250-493-1744 after 5pm Beautiful new home for rent in Winfield, 3bdrm +den, 2bath, f/p, w/d, f/s, a/c, ns, np, $1675 util/incl. 250-550-4096 Penticton, bright & clean,m 3bdrm house, close to OK beach and DT, large yard, 1 car garage avail., $1300, (250)492-1033 PENTICTON, S.- 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, main flr. Avail Now. $1250. NS/NP. (250)492-6276 Small 2bdrm house, lg fenced yard. F/S, W/D Avail now, near Safeway-Pent, Ref’s req’d $900/mo., 250-809-4148









Antiques / Classics

Cars - Domestic



Scrap Car Removal

MOTEL SUITES and RV park $490 up. Located at Holiday House Motel Penticton and Pleasantview Motel & RV park Summerland 250-487-0268.

1978 Pontiac Parisienne, same owner since 1979, good 350 motor, new fuel pump, good radiator, clean upholstery, 6 tires, needs timing chain, $500obo, (250)4922328

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. New Price: $8900 obo. Call: Cell 250-617-9944 2007 Ford Mustang Convertible, V6 Auto/great gas mileage, no winter driving. 37,000 miles, chrome mag wheels $16,900 250-490-0690

250cc Honda Motor scooter, excellent shape, $1100, 778476-0111, 250-487-0373 Collectors Items. 1986 Honda Shadow, 1160 cc, great cond, 3400kms. 250-545-4653

2006 Trailcruiser 27’ 5th wheel ultra lite, white, w/lg slide, full awning, microwave, a/c, 4pc bath, $14,900. 250-558-4151

1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

Recreation 02 GMC motorhome 26ft, fully loaded for rent. Book early 250-494-3114

RV Pads FARM COUNTRY RV PARK Best view. Best rates. Full service incl wi/fi & cable. Daily, Weekly & Monthy Rates.

Kelowna Call 250-862-7448

Shared Accommodation

Auto Accessories/Parts 4 - Dayton 10x15 true wire wheels complete w/ knock-off spinners & adaptors. $1000 obo 250-546-3978, 250-5585600 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

Auto Financing

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 2003 Corvette, 50th Anniversary Special Edition convertible. Gray with black leather, every available option. Adult driven, well maintained. 57,000KM. $37,000 obo. (250)549-3998

2000 VW Jetta, 114kms, silver, keyless, mp3/cd player, clean. 250-486-2142 2002 Volvo S60 T5, fully loaded, 160kms, 300hp intake exhaust, custom brakes, Chrome summer rims and tires & Winter rims and tires, $10,000 obo. Must See! 250938-2868 2003 Honda Civic Street Edition, 120kms, 5spd, pw windows/locks, keyless entry, silver, tinted windows, mechanically sound, exc cond $9000obo, 250-809-8542 2004 Toyota Matrix, auto, air, $7975. 2007 Toyota Yaris, 2dr hatchback, 5sp,. $6975. 2005 Toyota Echo, 2dr hatchback, auto, 62,000KM. $5975. 2000 Mercedes ML 320, auto, loaded, 4x4, 112,000KM, $7975. Government Inspected Rebuilt Vehicles, Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. 250-260-4415 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER Evolution MR, equipped with a dual clutch, automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive turbo charged four cylinder engine. Comes with two sets of rims and tires. 64,500 KM, highway driven. Vehicle has ext’d warranty. $32,000. 250-490-9016

2007 Dodge Caliber, like new, well cared for, 28,100kms, driven locally by female. $14,000 250-689-1187 must sell, 2003 PT Cruiser, 2nd owner, loaded, low mileage,reduced, $5995 (250)4937937

04 Honda CRF 150 $1900 & 03 XR 250 $3200, 09 KX 85 Kawasaki Monster $4300. Call 250-493-7218 1992 BMW R100R, $5,500. 1982 Honda CB 750, 37k, new tires, seat, battery. $1,800. (250)558-4594 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, 250493-4979



Looking for a female roommate to share 2 bdrm apt in Naramata. Rent is $400. includes utilities & internet. Call Kreshia @ 250-486-7372 Looking for a female roommate to share 2 bdrm apt in Naramata. Call Kreshia @ 250-486-7372 Room for quiet, trustworthy person only, no parties, no alcohol, no guests, good location, $375, welfare & disability welcome, (250)493-5087

Suites, Lower 2bdrm, 1ba, lrg living rm, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, avail. now, 250493-1093 or 250-486-1924 2BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $850/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 after 4pm 2bdrm basement suite, np, ns, Wiltse area, $800/month, 778476-4821 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now n/pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-488-2206

Cars - Domestic


Suites, Upper 1bdrm suite, private entrance, across Penticton Convention Centre, avail. May 1, ns, np, $630+util., (250)494-8741 BACHELOR suite 3rd floor, no smoking, cat on approval, $600 + utilities 250-486-2536 New lg 2bdrm suite n/p n/s near Wiltse school $800 incl util, avail May 1st. 250-4908361, 250-488-2093

Cars - Sports & Imports

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1980 GMC Vanguard Motorhome, slide on camper for import truck, open to offers, (250)493-3184 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 1981 Chev Centurion Motor home, $3,000 obo. 250-5479504 1992 23’ Class C Jamboree Searcher, Ford 460 generator, loaded, new tires & batteries, really good condition, $13,800. 250-503-1659 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $10,000 obo. 250-306-1434 1997 29ft Citation Supreme w/slide 5th Wheel. Excellent Condition many upgrades and very clean non smoking neutral decor low price $12000 Summerland 250-494-9521 1999 Okanagan Ultralite 22.5’ 5th wheel, 3135lbs dry weight, plenty of storage, a/c, furnace, stereo, bath/shower, sleeps 6. Queen bed, could fit king upfront, table folds, along with couch to make rear of trailer sleeping area, stored inside small truck compatible, $8750 obo. 250-547-9832 2005 22’ Class “C” MH, 47,000m., ex. shape, ns, np, loaded, $33,000obo. 869-1464

Cars - Domestic


BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945 FOR SALE - 5TH WHEEL 1998 24 ft Sportsmaster by Kits. Excellent condition, sleeps 6, includes hookup. $8500. OBO 250-494-1396 Very clean liteweight 20’ tandem trailer, sleeps 3+, must see! $6800. 250-545-2967




Scrap car removal, will pay up to $100, licensed & insured, more weight, more money, (250)328-8697 UNWANTED or scrap vehicles removed. No vehicle or metal too big. Free used appliance and metal drop site. 1-250540-4815 Penticton & area


PPARTS ARTS - SERVICE SEERVICE - RE RREPAIRS EPAIRS All Makes & Models of Trailers, Campers, 5th Wheels & Motorhomes. •A Appliances, li P Parts t &R Repairs i • Insurance & Warranty Claims 1756 Alba Rd., OK Falls • Structural Repairs (1 km. South of Tickleberry’s) • Certified Journeyman RV Technician


Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic



2010 Toyota Matrix 4Dr. Hatchback

2008 Saturn VUE XR FWD SUV

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4

1.8L 4 cyl., engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows and locks, ABS brakes, CD player with AUX input MP3 and deep tint glass. SILVER. PO118A

3.6L V6 engine, 6 speed automatic transmission, traction control, ABS brakes, tow pkg, Satellite radio, fog lights, 17” alloy wheels. SILVER. PO130A

This INFERNO RED beauty has a 5.7L Hemi engine, 20” wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, IPod Jack, MP3, and plenty more great features. Only 65,000 kms. Better hurry on this one! PO137A $








WELCOME TO COUNTRY RV PENTICTON 2010 models on sale now

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



Townhouses 3bdrm townhouse, close to beach & schools, new appliances, ns, np, $1200/mo., (250)863-3254 UNDER new management, 298-296 Maple St. townhouse Pent. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, Rent starts at $1200. Call Judy 250486-3791, 250-490-1700


45ft Essex Motorhome 500 HP Deisel pusher.12500 quiet Deisel Generator 4 slides, all The Bells & Whistles. Reduced Price by $25,000, Now $160,000 (250)550-4408



Your South Okanagan Dealer for...

MONTANA, COUGAR, HIDEOUT, WILDCAT & MORE 249 Westminster Avenue, Penticton, BC 1-888-493-4127 • 250-493-4127 •

2007 Nissan Longbox Crewcab 4x4

2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4

This WHITE beauty has it all. 4.0L V6 engine, automatic transmission, alloy wheels, canopy, ABS brakes, tow package, spray-in liner. Only 92,000 kms! PO142A

This is a beauty! 2.4L 4 cyl. with CVT automatic transmission, leather, heated seats, 6 disc CD, Satellite radio, hands free calling, alloy wheels, STONE WHITE. PO992A

It has the 5.7L Hemi V8, automatic transmission, power seat, sunroof, 20” alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors. BLACK. 59,000 kms! PO120A










2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance 303 HP

2006 Chev HHR 4Dr. Sedan

2004 Lincoln LS V8

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

2.4L Ecotec 4 cyl., engine, automatic transmission, remote keyless entry, ABS brakes, air conditioned, cruise control, leather heated seats, alloy wheels, Only 59,750 kms! SILVER. PO990A

3.9L engine with automatic transmission and manual shift mode. This car is immaculate! It has leather seats with memory, power adjustable pedals, and many more great options. One of the cleanest cars anywhere! BEIGE. PO8115B







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Sport Utility Vehicle

Legal Notices

1988 GMC Suburban 4 wheel drive, mechanically sound with new transmission. $1500. Call 250-493-4646. 2003 Ford Expl EB. V6 5-spd auto 4x4, A/C, power options, 7 passenger, tow pkg. 145K km, $8750. 250-492-0426

Trucks & Vans 1990 Chev p/u, factory propane, good shape, new tires, $1500obo, (250)499-5547 1993 GMC ext cab, 2 wheel dr, 208kms, loaded, nice cond $4000. 250-493-0618 1994 GMC SAFARI VAN. 186,000 kms. All options in working order A/C, Power windows, Power door locks, Cruise Control, rear heater. Asking $1500. Contact Shane Byers at 250-492-7475 . 1995 Windstar, new brakes, replaced transmission. excellent van, can view at 55 Van Horne St., 250-490-4717 1999 Dodge Caravan , auto, 129,000kms, upgraded to pass B.C Safety Laws, seats 6, in great condition $4000 250-493-4799 2001 Ford F350, 4x4, shortbox, XLT, 7.3 diesel, auto,$13,500.obo.250-546-0994 2003 Sonoma,V6, auto, extra cab, a/c, cruise,140,000kms, $6800. 778-475-5651 Vernon. 2004 Dodge Dakota, 2wd, well-maintained, excellent cond., canopy, chrome running boards, new tires, nice wheels, 53,000kms, (250)4877471 95 Aerostar van auto, $1200obo 250-809-1801. 2000 Ranger V6, 5spd $4900obo 250-497-8506

Boats 1998 BAJA 31 FT Twin GM 502 Mercruiser Bravo one legs; with trailer $39,900. Receivership Sale Please contact Marty Eakins at (250)-748-0386 for Details. 2003 Malibu Wakesetter 21’ direct drive, 310hp, 350hrs, $25,000.250-558-8428 Oyama BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF CLARENCE McARTHUR FORDYCE, also known as CLARENCE M. FORDYCE, also known as CLARENCE FORDYCE, late of #18 - 37018 - 71st Street, Oliver, B.C. who died on August 29, 2010 (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 101 - 123 Martin Street, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 7X6, on or before May 16, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. Executor: DYCE



Solicitor: BERNICE GREIG Gilchrist & Company 101 - 123 Martin Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 7X6 (250) 492-3033

Adult Escorts 1st Choice Charley’s Escorts In or Out Calls. Vernon Location 250-540-7069 or 250-540-7769 Always Hiring.

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KALEDEN COMMUNITY HALL INSULATION UPGRADE Sealed quotations, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, with the words “Kaleden Community Hall Insulation Upgrade” will be received at the Regional District Office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9, up until 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday, May 16, 2011. The RFQ will not be opened publicly. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) is requesting submission of quotes from pre-qualified general contractors for the upgrading of wall and roof insulation at the Kaleden Community Hall (KCH), located at 320 Lakehill Road, Kaleden, B.C. The primary project objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions arising from energy consumption related to the heating of the KCH; anticipated secondary benefits would be the reduction of annual operating costs due to improved energy efficiency, as well as bringing this building into line with current building code and fire safety requirements. Site Visits will be April 21, 28, and May 5, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., questions can be directed to Mark Woods at the RDOS 250.490.4132. RFQ documents may be obtained from the Regional District website or from the offices located at 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. REGIONAL DISTRICT of OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN 101 Martin Street Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5J9

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Join the Penticton Western News in finding the Best of the South Okanagan! We’re compiling a special “Best of” list again this year, but we need your expertise… your first-hand knowledge of the best places to go in the region (between Summerland and Osoyoos). Simply write your choices in the corresponding blanks and we will compile and print your preferences in a special section to be published in May. To make sure your vote is counted, your entry must be received by April 27, 2011.

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Best place to buy home entertainment __________________________ Best place to buy/install car stereos ____________________________ Best place to brew your own beer/wine _________________________

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Best place to buy a new car __________________________________

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Best breakfast _____________________________________________

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Best lunch ________________________________________________

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