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Pilot escapes injury in Skaha Lake mishap MARK BRETT Western News Staff

Wet but otherwise unhurt, Larry Taylor stood on the shoreline surveying his partially submerged airplane resting nose first in Skaha Lake near Airport beach. “Oh, I’m fine but I’ve had better days, I can tell you that,” said Taylor, who a short time earlier had been plucked from the airplane’s wing struts by Penticton firefighters in the Zodiac rescue boat. The pilot of 34 years and owner of Penticton Home Brew had only been on the water for a few minutes Saturday morning when the problems began. “One of the things was they (floats) were not as big as they were supposed to be for the aircraft so I had very little freeboard,” said Taylor, who made a successful forced landing in the same aircraft on the Penticton Indian Reserve several years ago after experiencing engine problems. “So it looked like taxiing was actually putting water in the floats and as soon as I started to drive around a little bit it didn’t take long and down she went. “Those are home-built floats and they’re third hand. I don’t know the history, I don’t know the person who built them, so what I do is everything to remove the possibility of what happened happening, however it didn’t.” The veteran pilot, however, is still a little confused about all the commotion. “It was over very quickly. We started at 9:30 a.m. to move it (aircraft) across the beach and put it in the water, and at 10:30 a.m. I was sitting in the ambulance with the paramedic, guys trying to do their job, and me saying: ‘Look it went over at two-and-a-half miles an hour, let me save my airplane,’” said Taylor. “It’s called testing, and sometimes when you experiment like that it doesn’t work.” The pilot added he wasn’t worried at anytime for his own safety. “No it didn’t scare me. At the time you don’t have time to get scared and it went over so slow,” he said. “All I remember thinking is ‘I’ve got a lot of work to do.’” Despite the position of the home-built, single-engine aircraft with water up to the cockpit and the tail section sticking straight out of the lake, he made his escape by simply opening the door and pulling himself out. Initial indications so far is there was little if any damage to the plane. Among those who witnessed the incident was Taylor’s daughter Tera Lund, who along with some others had helped him get the aircraft into the water. “Of course I’m happy with the way things turned out but

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The Western News asked a series of questions to the Okanagan Coquihalla candidates in the May 2 election. Their responses begin here and will be continued in Friday’s Western News Dan Albas Conservative

John Kidder Liberal

What are the main issues facing the residents of Okanagan Coquihalla? This is a wonderfully diverse riding, from Fintry to Vaseaux Lake and from Naramata to Albas Logan Lake. Our communities are all very unique, however, the most common concern that I hear knocking on doors throughout the riding revolves around jobs and the economy. I am just not hearing anyone asking for more taxes and huge spending increases, if anything quite the opposite. I am also hearing some concerns from citizens who are not happy we are again facing a $300 million election along with some of the negativity they see as part of this election. It is good feedback and I very much value it. How will you ensure that these issues will be addressed by the federal government? Fortunately the Conservative government has a proven track record of lowering taxes for Canadians, continuing to create jobs and still helping families and seniors while ensuring Canada remains one of the world’s strongest economies in these very challenging economic times. Locally, we have put people to work upgrading community infrastructure and I believe in positive relations at all levels of government so we can continue to build on our success and keep our communities moving forward in an affordable manner. We cannot go back to the days where previous governments continually downloaded costs onto the provinces. The results of these policies were very damaging to our communities.

What are the main issues facing the residents of OkanaganCoquihalla? I hear four main themes everywhere I go in the riding: health care, Kidder support for impoverished elders, job creation and environment. How will you ensure that these issues are addressed by the federal government? I have the great advantage that they all are addressed in the Liberal Party platform, the “Family Pack”. It describes clearly how a Liberal government will focus government on to these areas, by shifting emphasis and expenditures. Among other things, we will: Fund and enable home care, a national prescription drug plan, and incentives for doctors and nurses in rural areas, and the prime minister will convene an immediate summit of the premiers to sort out the changes needed to deal with our aging population and the new health demands we know we’re going to face. Immediately increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement for impoverished seniors by $700 million. Change the tax structure and build out the high-speed internet infrastructure to encourage investment in innovative small businesses, especially in rural areas. Bring the environment back as a pressing national and international issue, and deal with the nation’s fresh water problems. We can do this by shifting expenditures and focus from jets, jails and corporate tax cuts to families, communities and the environment.

Dieter Wittel Independent

our resources before shipping them out. Affordable post-secondary education is No. 1 on my agenda. Only educated, healthy citizens living in a healthy environment can defend our country against the “takeover” by multinational corps and by emerging superpowers. How will you ensure that these issues are addressed by the federal government? As an independent I am not reined in by the excessive power of Ontario and Quebec. Case in point: as soon as the two westerners, Day and Harper, arrived in Ottawa, we never heard any more in western provinces of the hotly debated Triple-E senate, and no changes were made to that archaic appointed senate.

What are the main issues facing the residents of OkanaganCoquihalla? E v e n though everybody is on the jobs bandwagon, for the long term: preservation Wittel of the beauty and environmental integrity of the Okanagan is more important and will lastly help preserve tourism jobs. On the jobs issue: we have to stop exporting logs (which even Russia does not allow) and we have to add more value or processing to

Dan Bouchard Green Party

David Finnis NDP

Sean Upshaw Independent

What are the main issues facing the residents of Okanagan Coquihalla? There is a high level of unemployment in the Okanagan. In the last couple of years we’ve seen many of our manufacturing and Bouchard good wage jobs disappear amidst the global downturn. Coupled with the cost of living in the Okanagan, we are seeing many folks struggle with the fallout. We are also seeing our municipal governments struggling to make ends meet. And even though they provide us with clean drinking water, waste management, emergency services, and a host of other essential things, they receive a very small share of the ‘tax pie’. Revenue flows to provincial and federal governments easily, while leaving municipalities to essentially fend for themselves. This imbalance needs to be addressed. Pensions and health care are a concern for many retirees. We have seniors struggling to make ends meet and they are mad about it. In Canada, of all places, we should be able to take care of our elders. Prison spending. National crime stats are going down, but we’re hearing plans to spend billions on new prisons. It’s been brought up at every public forum to date. People do not want to see Canada turn into a police state where mental health and addictions services lose out to a ‘reactive incarceration’ process. How will you ensure that these issues will be addressed by the federal government? Government should be funding the infrastructure that will enable our middle class to rebuild itself. We need those green-collar jobs that will be resilient in the 21st century. These are jobs in renewable energy, IT, and creative or knowledge-based industries. We need to work smarter and grab new market share in industries that have a bright future. Direct support for municipalities targeted at water and sewer upgrades, brownfield remediation, public transit, youth employment and affordable housing initiatives. Money will come from pulling subsidies to oil and gas and putting a price on carbon and pollution. We need to account for the things we don’t want, so we can fund the things we do want like strong local communities. It’s called true cost accounting ... and even Preston Manning (an old reformer) is calling for it. Increase funding to CPP and decrease the strain on the GIS. This would save tons in administration costs alone. Re: health care, create a Crown corporation that will purchase drugs in bulk by negotiating head to head with pharmaceutical companies and drive down the fastest rising cost in health care. Invest in mental health and addictions services. Reduce a need for more jail cels by making sure the biggest portion of inmates get the resources they need to become productive members of society.

What are the main issues facing the residents of Okanagan-Coquihalla? In my many discussions with citizens from around the riding, health care is probably the top issue; from the lack of home care, to the closing of hospitals Finnis in Summerland and Merritt, to the need for more doctors. Employment and the need for more well-paying jobs is another concern. The loss of jobs has hit many communities very hard; especially the loss of well-paying jobs. Small business owners have mentioned the negative impact of the HST being introduced during the middle of the recession. With rising gas prices, the issue of food security resonates with many people, and the need to protect agricultural land and ensure that our farmers and orchardists can remain economically viable. In addition, rising food costs mean people will have less disposable income to be spent in local businesses, leading to the potential closing of some of these. The impacts of climate change (severe weather events, dying trees from pine beetle) are visible across the riding. People are discussing the risk to water quality, the impact on the local economy from loss of forest sector jobs and the increasing danger of wildfires. Pensions and financial security for seniors is another issue that comes up in every community. There is widespread acknowledgement that many seniors are living below the poverty line, and that raising the GIS is long overdue. Strengthening the CPP is very important since so many workers do not have a company pension plan or the salary to contribute to RRSPs and TFSAs. How will you ensure these issues will be addressed by the federal government? The NDP would add home care and long-term care to the Canada Health Act and ensure annual dedicated transfers to B.C. This is more cost effective than caring for people in nursing homes or acute care hospitals. Train and hire more doctors and nurses to tackle hallway health care in our hospitals and ensure every British Columbian has access to a family doctor (five million Canadians currently do not have a family doctor). Rather than continuing to provide tax giveaways to the largest corporations and banks who tend to add these funds to their cash reserves rather than investing in new technology, equipment or create jobs, the NDP would lower the small business tax rate from 11 to nine per cent, which would greatly assist that sector of the economy which creates the majority of jobs. The NDP would also provide a job creation tax credit for every new job created in B.C. In addition, the NDP would extend broadband access to every corner of B.C. The NDP would introduce a Canadian Food Strategy that will combine health goals, environmental goals, food quality objectives, local and organic choices for consumers across the country. The NDP would hire 200 new food inspectors. The NDP would re-introduce the Climate Change Accountability Act which was passed by the House of Commons but defeated by un-elected Conservative senators.

What are the main issues facing the residents of OkanaganCoquihalla? There are three issues that rise to the surface as I talk with the constituents of this area. Confidence Upshaw in the economy. Many people are not confident that the economy has actually recovered. If they lack confidence they will turtle their ambitions. They will not step out and improve their small businesses and will play it too cautiously when it comes to investing. This serves to exacerbate the problem. Distrust for elected officials. The public harbours a simmering disdain for many public officials. Many people feel completely disconnected from the political process, believing politicians are corrupt and seeing elected officials as self serving. This leads to skepticism, which breeds complacency, and complacency always leads to frustration. The recent corruption of the nomination process in this riding is a salient case in point. Fortunately, the public will hold all the power on May 2 and I anticipate changes to this seemingly entrenched reality. Senior citizens issues. Senior citizens are the backbone of Canada. Much of what we enjoy came as a result of the sacrifices they made to get us here. Yet their issues are set aside or ignored in the interests of less relevant ones. I see so many senior citizens that are frustrated because they feel ignored by their government. Traditionally, seniors vote for Conservative candidates because they know a conservative philosophy is what’s best. And yet they’re being sidelined by some Conservatives. How will you ensure that these issues will be addressed by the federal government? By ensuring all of the economic engines and drivers of our area are brought to the attention of the federal government. I will explore every option that Ottawa has to offer in order to make sure our needs are being tended to. It will begin by listening to the pulse of every community in the area, including business leaders, all levels of government and First Nations. I will also draw upon the wisdom of senior citizens’ committees to find out what they expect from their government. The economy is the life-blood of the community. When it’s healthy it carries “oxygen” to everyone, and the effect is a healthy body, or public if you will. If the economy is anemic then the pulse of individual citizens will be as well. There is a lot of wisdom accumulated in the collective mind of our seniors; this needs to be tapped into. As far as voter distrust is concerned, what better choice is there than an “independent” conservative to address this dilemma directly? I’m willing to call a spade a spade and stand up for the little guy. Some insiders tried to use the political process to slip one by, but I caught them with their hand in the cookie jar. Surely individual integrity is still a mandatory requirement of all elected officials. Isn’t it?


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Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton is standing behind city CAO Annette Antoniak’s decision earlier this year to contract a Vancouver communications consultant company for about $2,500 a month without sending the job to tender. Because the year-long contract with Laura Ballance Media Group is under $50,000, Ashton said the process was in line with the city’s purchasing policy and within Antoniak’s authority. “Council, since the last election, has had to involve ourselves too much in the day-to-day operations of the City of Penticton, getting down to areas where council would not normally be because we had to,” said Ashton. “What we are trying to do is give Annette the normal autonomy that a city manager should have without interference from council. “We are very happy with Annette and the job she has done, and we are comfortable with letting her choose the people she wants to work with.”

LBMG lists several major organizations as clients on its website including the municipalities of Surrey, Richmond, White Rock, Mission, Sechelt and Gibsons, as well as the US Consulate General - Vancouver, the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the BC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat. “This is a professional (company) that has worked with Annette at the province and who works with other municipalities, some of which are quite large, and it is my understanding that Annette has been very comfortable with this (company),” Ashton said. “Annette asked council and council was very supportive of it.” According to the mayor, the purpose of hiring the consultant was to be more efficient communicating city information and positions with the media and the public, particularly during this year’s labour negotiations with CUPE. So far, the city has used LBMG’s services for press releases, facts sheets, internal communications and postings to the city’s website. “I have never been on a more

transparent council in my whole 10 years than what this council has been. But there are still some individuals who feel that there should be better dissemination of information and that is what the city manager is trying to do,” said Ashton. “The (communications) were handled very professionally during tense labour negotiations where CUPE had their people working 24 hours a day.” Ashton said that when the contract is up Dec. 31, he would like to see the job go out for tender, thus giving local consultants an opportunity to compete for the contract. “The manager realizes that this isn’t the province of British Columbia and this is not Surrey and with some of the issues that have come forward, which are very community minded, maybe we need to address it differently,” said Ashton. “In hindsight, knowing what I know now, I have no issue with it going out for a request for proposals the next time and then the cream will rise to the top.”

Meeting will determine ship’s fate KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The SS Sicamous Restoration Society fears the worst if a healthy public showing doesn’t occur at today’s board election meeting at 7 p.m. on the ship. “If they show up great. If they don’t, well it is obvious what is going to happen. This thing is going to go the way of the dodo,” said Jim Cooper, president of the SS Sicamous Restoration Society. “It is make or break Wednesday night and we need some people with some skills to come forward and say I want to help out. That is what we are really after.” The society is seeking volunteers and committee members and are asking those with financial, organizational and fundraising skills to consider a nomination with the board of directors. After a small showing at the annual general meeting earlier this month, the society started a Facebook campaign to get people out and involved. Cooper said a phone committee has also called all 500 people who hold memberships to remind them of the importance of the meeting. “I think we are going to get a good turnout and I am hoping it will spill out onto the lawn,” said Cooper. Cooper said it is not the wish of the society to close the ship for the summer, although the option was presented at the last meeting to allow the society

to concentrate on rentals as a way to pay down debt. Currently, the society has drawn on $43,000 of their line of credit, which the bank froze in January. At the AGM, Jake Kimberley stepped down as board president, citing lack of support from the city and charging the city had requested his resignation before they would release the annual grant funding for the society. Mayor Dan Ashton said council did not request the resignation, rather they asked for a business plan before they are willing to continue the funding. Cooper said he doesn’t believe any of the board of directors expected the City of Penticton to bail the society out of its present financial predicament. Once the board and volunteer committees are in place, Cooper said it will be a matter of developing a business plan and putting it in action to regain the confidence of city officials and the public at large. “The last year has been trying, but we need to put the negative energy behind us and look forward to a year of renewal and rejuvenation for the society,” said Cooper. “The society that operates and maintains the ship is asking for help, not from the city, but from the public. If you are not a member, become one. It is only $20.” Up for election are the positions of president, vicepresident, secretary treasurer and up to nine board members. The society will also have a sign up sheet for volunteers and for committees.

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With tips now only trickling in regarding a Penticton couple missing since March, investigators have decided to shut down the phone hotline. “As of (April 21) we are suspending the assigned tip line, as we are at a point where incoming tips have dropped off,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “The lower volume of tips can be easily managed via normal non-emergency police service phone numbers and (police) are accordingly shutting down the tip line.” Albert and Rita Chretien went missing March 19 after embarking on a car trip from Penticton to Las Vegas, Nevada. Penticton RCMP Major Crimes Unit have followed up on all tips received to date that dealt with information from Canadian tipsters. RCMP said investigators have not received any new information that has permitted them to place the couple at any other location other then the last known sighting of the couple at a convenience store in Baker City, Oregon. Police patrols will continue to respond as needed, having already travelled over 5,600 kilometres of roadways and flown 13 hours looking for any signs of the Chretiens. Law enforcement agencies are encouraging those travelling to watch for any sign of the couple or their vehicle. An alert bulletin was created and sent out to law enforcement agencies and other organizations across the western half of the United States. Many of the bulletins have been put up in public locations and businesses in Baker City and neighbouring counties. Anyone with information related to the Chretiens or their missing vehicle, a two-tone Chevrolet Astro van, can contact the local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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B.C. justice system plagued by delays

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ealth care, education, the harmonized sales tax: There’s no shortage of hot-button issues clamouring for government attention as a possible provincial election looms. But there’s an even bigger elephant in the room, one that has been ailing for nearly a decade and by many accounts, is now in danger of collapsing. B.C.’s legal system is in big trouble. Provincial funding cuts dating back to 2003 have reduced the number of sitting judges, fuelling a trial backlog that increasingly lets criminals go free because of unconstitutional delays. The result? More than 2,100 cases are now at risk of being tossed out of court due to waits that threaten to violate the accused’s right to be tried within a reasonable time. Savvy defence lawyers are exploiting the dysfunction in the system to their advantage. Accused criminals — some charged with serious crimes such as impaired driving causing bodily harm — are getting away scotfree without having to face their victims or be accountable for their actions. The considerable efforts of police officers are being wasted, not to mention the taxpayer money used to pay them for investigations, forensic work and testimony that are all for naught once the suspect walks. But perhaps the hardest hit are the victims — regular people impacted by crime who have no choice but to rely on a deteriorating legal system for relief. The verdict on the possibility of a quick fix is grim. But aside from health care, one would be hardpressed to identify an issue that cuts across all walks of life and has, directly or indirectly, affected nearly everyone. If Premier Christy Clark is serious about her “Putting Families First” platform, fixing B.C.’s debilitated justice system must be among her top priorities.

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Now can we talk about the HST?

ven if movies based on video games aren’t your cup of tea, the recent Disney production Tron: Legacy is notable as a measure of the sophistication of the B.C. motion picture industry. A showcase of the latest computer-generated 3D effects, including a rendering of actor Jeff Bridges as he looked in the original version 30 years ago, Tron: Legacy was nominated for an Oscar and won several other awards for technical achievement. The sleek, lighted suits worn by characters were custom-made in the United States at a cost of $22 million, then brought to Vancouver for filming. Due to the vagaries of the old provincial sales tax, Disney had to pay about $1.5 million in PST because they were used here. A friend in the business tells me this was more of a deterrent to movie production in B.C. than the current weakness of the U.S. dollar. It’s the kind of expensive insult added to the injury of dealing with two different, complicated sales taxes, and it’s one of many unintended business

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problems fixed by a harmonized sales tax. Despite B.C.’s reputation for movie wizardry, the next Tron might be made somewhere else if the HST is rejected. Regular readers will know I am an advocate of the HST, and the general trend away from income taxes and towards consumption taxes. But most people I talk to aren’t interested in the economics, except as it relates to their own wallets. They don’t believe that taxes imposed on business will either be passed on to consumers, or avoided by changing locations. And they are bombarded with bogus

arguments in this spring of election fever. Federal NDP leader Jack Layton is the worst offender. Like his B.C. counterparts, he has run to the front of the antiHST parade. Unlike the B.C. NDP, Layton knows he will never have to implement his promises in government, so he offers to write off the $1.6 billion transition fund that B.C. has applied to its deficit. In effect, the rest of the provinces would subsidize B.C. for bringing back an archaic sales tax. That’s not even Layton’s dumbest idea. He’s been wandering the country promising to remove GST from heating bills, a $700 million tax cut that would help the rich as much as the poor. Surely B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix would not approve of such a regressive tax shift. (Presumably Layton has been briefed by now that B.C.’s portion of the HST doesn’t apply to heating bills, so he won’t confuse us with Ontario any more.) Dix talks about HST falling on small business. There is an impact on service busi-

nesses, notably restaurants, but ask a self-employed person or small business operator if they’d like to go back to administering two different sales taxes. Quarterly HST rebate cheques went out last week to more than a million B.C. residents at the lowest end of the income scale. Ask those people if they’d like to lose that benefit, a real example of the kind of income equalizing measure that Dix calls his top priority. Ask a laid-off mill employee if he’d like to go back to work, and pay HST on movies and a dinner out. • Further to last week’s column about Dix’s plan to raise corporate tax rates, I now regret referring to his program as “Marxism Lite.” I fell for his strident rhetoric about taxing big corporations. His proposal amounts to raising the tax on corporate net income in excess of $500,000 by a modest two per cent.

Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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Political endorsement raises warning flag Reading Jim Gouk’s letter and seeing him speaking so highly of Mr. Harper did nothing for me but open up old sores. If Jim Gouk is the most reliable character witness for Mr. Harper, then we, the more responsible Canadians, need not to worry about Mr. Harper’s ultimate goal of achieving a Conservative majority government for it will never happen. The last time Jim Gouk was running for his party, Mr. Harper was an aspiring young politician seeking the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. During a town hall meeting I asked Mr. Gouk about his party’s position regarding our armed forces and if there were going to be any major changes in Canada’s foreign policies if Mr. Harper was elected, to which he replied: as long as the Conservatives are in power, Canadian Forces will always remain to be peace keepers and never be involved in active duty. This comment has turned out to be untrue, and therefore Mr. Gouk has proven himself to be a not very trustworthy person. Now, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Canadians for having enough foresight to never give Stephen Harper his majority government for look what has happened.

Energy powers voting decision

All Canadians regardless of their background should be asking what will Alberta do, not what Quebec would do. Had Dion won the 2008 the election he would have launched the second National Energy Policy against Alberta. NEP 2 would also have added the pain and suffering to Saskatchewan — an oil and gas producing “have” province. Note: Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only two “have provinces” in Canada; believe me, they are getting sick and tired of being sick and tired of carrying the load for the majority — the millions of free loaders that refuse to pull their weight. The free ride attitude is a Liberal and NDP initiative. The free ride has convinced millions of eastern Canadians that the west (aka Alberta) would always pay the bills forever. Guess what? Those days are over. Within a few hours after Dion made his announcement, 65 per cent of Albertans would have voted to abandon the Canadian Titanic. Many of the young people in the poll were born after the 1980 NEP wiped out 434,000 Alberta jobs. In those days Alberta had a population of 2.5 million. Dion’s NEP2 would have taxed every man, woman and child in Alberta and Saskatchewan at $6,000 annually, while taxing all other Canadians at $1,300 to pay for his green shaft. He would also have taken hundreds of billions of dollars out of Alberta and Saskatchewan in oil and gas taxes and royalties. Trudeau’s original NEP scammed more that $100 billion from Alberta to pay for foreign oil imported into Ontario and Quebec. The great tragedy for Canada was that the Trudeau Liberals failed to realize they should have asked the people of Alberta for their permission before they fraudulently removed that resource. Natural resources belong to the provinces, not the federal government. In 1988, the author of the book Uneasy Patriots asked Marc Lalonde, Trudeau’s energy minister, why he and Trudeau launched the NEP. He replied, “the NEP was actually not about oil and gas, rather, it was about bringing Alberta down to size.” What many Canadians, from Winnipeg to St. John’s, fail to appreciate is the NEP was actually the final nails in the Canadian coffin. A Liberal victory in this election will see Alberta independent within 365 days of May 2. Saskatchewan would soon join Alberta. The Peace River district, (B.C.’s oil and gas region), would soon join Alberta. On any given day 60 per cent of the Peace folks would join Alberta overnight. Penticton and the South Okanagan is the strongest Conservative region in Canada. All Conservatives should get out to vote; vote for

Mr. Harper is applying the same detrimental policies that have ruined the backbone of the U.S.A., the strong middle class, by giving huge tax breaks to corporations. This will always result in eradicating most privileges workers have fought for many years to achieve. Now, Canada’s once respected military forces are directly involved in an unwinnable war in Afghanistan and Mr. Harper was just itching to honour our so-called commitment to NATO to go and send fighter planes to Libya and take sides in a civil war. Canada, please, the worst thing that could happen to us at this time is a Conservative majority government, for then we also would be engulfed in perpetual warfare, not for humanitarian causes but only for the financial benefit of a chosen few. I for one want my tax dollars to finance humanitarian missions right here in Canada and not be spent in a foreign civil war without end and I do not want to be guilty of bombing innocent civilians. NATO has long outlived its purpose and should have been dissolved after the collapse of the Soviet Union. These days NATO is nothing but a tool for giant corporations and is being used to gain control over other countries’ resources and to give

the Penticton boy who can win. He will make us proud. A victory for the Liberals, NDP or Greens will encourage the Bloc in Quebec to launch another referendum against a weaker Canada. Ernie Slump Penticton

Party’s priorities hard to swallow

The main question in an election is “Do I vote for the candidate or do I vote for the party?” I belong to no political party — I vote for the candidate. In the last election I voted for Stockwell Day, despite my misgivings about Mr. Harper. As I say, I cast a vote based on past performance at other levels, and I have a long memory. Dan Albas cast a critical municipal vote to impose taxes on the service clubs of this city, despite the financial difficulties these clubs were experiencing and despite their great contribution to the community. I’m sure veterans and charitable organizations remember this. Dan Albas was also part of a council that deflected monies from contingency funds to offset flow-through electricity costs — costs that could accrue to future generations. That same council gave themselves much praise for an insignificant property tax cut, while doubling the rate for pool fees at the PCC by roughly 50 per cent. This council must have considered the impact on low-income seniors and children. That same council could be about to make decisions that will affect this valley for generations — without a public referendum. But they won’t be around to take the future flack. Some “team players” are actually “yes men” and I have difficulty differentiating in this case. But I am very aware that the Progressive Conservative platform is based on jets, jails and corporate tax cuts. The cost of one jet (airworthy) is approximately. $148 million. Do you know how far this would go to eliminating child poverty and homelessness in this country? Mr. Harper’s vision to build a myriad of jails to house people does not address crime. The root cause of crime is poverty. I cannot even guess what his intentions are, nor can the other political parties — that is why he was cited for contempt of Parliament. The maximum return on each corporate tax-exempt dollar is $0.20 and there is no proof that this creates jobs. These corporate tax breaks (estimated at $3 billion) are of no benefit to small businesses — the actual job creators. I have not yet decided which way to vote, but it will not be Progressive Conservative.

those takeovers a shine of legitimacy. Mr. Harper seems more interested in pleasing his corporate friends by offering them tax breaks that will never create a single job. He is also willing to spill the blood of young Canadian soldiers in the global game of financial control. Don’t be fooled, for no humanitarian crisis will ever be solved by dropping bombs on the innocent. As a direct result of Mr. Harper’s reckless policies all corporate taxes lost to our tax base will need to be replaced by cutting services or raising user fees and income taxes. Our provincial HST is the shining example of a tax shift from the business to the working class. This corporate tax break has also failed to create a single job but has only resulted in drastic spending cuts forced onto the consumers. I honestly do not believe that Mr. Harper has the best interest of Canadians at heart when he is extending our military mission in Afghanistan to gain the respect of international financial profiteers, and a recommendation by a former politician that knows better should help raise the warning flag to all of us. Robert Fisher Penticton

You are what you eat, and given Mr. Harper’s disdain for the Parliament and the people, I could not stomach his meals. Patrick MacDonald Penticton

Pain at the pump

With the federal election scheduled for May 2, it is appropriate to approach your candidate as to what they will do for you and Canada with regard to the rising price of gasoline in Canada. It is abundantly clear that Canada produces more oil than is required for domestic needs. Overseas exporting oil producing countries are charging maximum prices for their product abroad, but the selling price for their domestic needs are mere pennies per gallon — like eight or nine cents. When we consider our current cost of about $1.32 per litre, this translates to $5.98 per imperial gallon, Canadian price, whereas the average U.S. price of $3.48 per U.S. gallon (stated in last week’s news), translates to $4.18 per imperial gallon, or $1.80 less per gallon, and this is no doubt an extensively Canadian export. At our domestic level, this is excessive profit by the oil companies, and the price of gasoline not only reflects our own consumption cost, but also affects most commodities at the retail level, resulting in a delay for our recovery of our current recession. I realize that the gasoline tax is an excellent source for government coffers, and this is no doubt the reason for no action being taken to curtail further price increases. I conclude that the government must act in our interest, and constituent representatives must press for action in this regard, regardless of what party is elected to govern. George Halter Osoyoos

A voter’s dilemma

From what I had heard of Dan Albas, until recently, I began to think that he might be enough to cause me to change my long-standing policy of never voting for Conservative members (aside from a candidate I could believe in). I still hold against Harper and his party the misdeeds of Brian Mulroney et al. I realize they are not as closely connected as the name suggests and that there could or should be forgiveness/grace extended to that party (whether or not they show a willingness to change or improve or repent) but I see no evidence that Harper acknowledges the great stain on the “blue party”.

Now it comes to light that perhaps Albas had advantages over the other candidates. I also note that Albas was the first to “litter” his signs all over the OK Falls landscape and even displaying the gall to attach a sign to a highway sign. Is this not illegal? As for the Liberals, they offer me no reason to vote for them. I am not “easily bought” with taxpayers’ money (an absurd distinction as we all presumably pay taxes, even those who attempt to elude the taxman). The political parties all talk of taxpayers like scientists might talk of humans (seemingly forgetting that they also are what they are talking about). The NDP? They have the stain from association with the past B.C. NDP governments, and Layton is not offering responsible nor deliberate thoughts or ideas. Buy us, find our price, is his aim in my opinion. The Greens? May is not very charismatic (not necessarily a fault) and the platform isn’t being made clear as yet but perhaps the media deserve some fault for that? Why on earth are CBC, CTV and other “conglomerate members” so opposed to finding a way to improve democracy? Would it really be that hard to find a balance, a way of moderating the debate so that all of the parties get their voices out? The Greens have more legitimacy than the NDP, Liberals and Conservatives put together, and that is a fact. They have more legitimacy because they, as yet, haven’t made false promises, made foolish promises (the NDP), nor been found in contravention of the law, and they offer something of a positive view/ platform rather than the “same old” bashing of other parties. Patrick Longworth Okanagan Falls

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Canada deserves an informed electorate Let me open by saying this letter is not to show support for one party over another in the next election. This is about making the right decisions based on your own convictions, not being swayed by rhetoric, hate campaigns and appeals to flawed patriotism. Right now the minority party that currently holds power in Canada is trying to convince you that you should fear a ‘reckless’ coalition of the other major parties. Let’s look at a definition of coalesce: verb — to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc. By that definition, we are all part of a coalition no matter what our political leanings. Personally I would fear more being ruled by one dictatorial party representing 39 per cent of the vote than a coalition representing 61 per cent. My greatest fear is apathy, the fear that far too many young Canadians will vote either the way their parents did and for no other reason, or they won’t vote at all, or they will vote based on the biased editorials and advertisements in the media. One great failing I see in this country is how we have let spe-

Liberals show desperation

In a desperate move, the Liberals have called on Paul Martin, and his in partner in crime Jean Chretien. An expert recently stated that it was a bad move because of their baggage. When one looks at their package, attack ads and the like, it can easily be remembered and compared with the 13 years of Liberal of budget slashing. Cutbacks and tax hikes. Paul Martin recently made a statement that Harper would cut health funding. A reporter quickly asked “Did you not cut the health funding?” Yes the Liberals did slay the $40 billion deficit by slashing and cutting. In one swoop and without consultation, the health care funding to the provinces was slashed from 50 per cent to 15 per cent — yes 15 per cent. It wasn’t until Martin was PM that he signed a 10-year agreement (currently in force) with the provinces which brought it up to 25 per cent, only half of the original. The provinces and their people were made to suffer. They raised taxes big time. Remember the creeping tax? Martin’s invention. Then slashing other programs. Yes they slayed the deficit, on the backs of the poor, students and filtering off the EI and pension funds. Broken promises. Remember “If elected I will immediate cancel the Free Trade Agreement,” or the other “I will immediately cancel the GST”. The two then raped the armed forces, closing bases right and left, downsizing, letting Korean-type equipment to further deteriorate, replaced nothing, cancelled replacement helicopters that were already 10 years passed their critical dates, cancelled a major upgrade to Pearson airport. These last two alone cost the taxpayers several hundred million in default. We became the laughing stock of UN missions. Hired ships and Russian cargo planes to ferry equipment. One ship couldn’t land as it did not have the right permits. They now promise to cut the replacement fighters and other forces needs. Remember the good deal they gave us on the submarines? Let’s not forget, the Liberals will again find a way to plunder the resources of Western Canada. They’ve done it before. They left our general to rot in Rwanda to witness a slaughter. Their ability to deal with he UN Security Council was zip Do yourself a favor “Iggy”, get rid of Martin/JC and the apple-heads that talked you into it. Sell yourself. Ed Bonthoux Penticton

Understanding coalitions

A coalition government is a very specific arrangement in which two or more parties agree to share executive powers and divide the ministries among themselves.

cial interests and political agendas undermine any form of realistic political education in our schools. If our students were graduating with the same amount of mathematical training as they have received in knowledge of how our system works, where our political parties came from and what are the major political platforms of these parties, then they would still be counting on their fingers and would probably have problems when it came to deciding on whether their thumbs counted or not. So on this, the eve of my 65th birthday, I would like to make an appeal to every young Canadian over the legal voting age (including my own kids). Firstly, make sure you are registered to vote. Secondly, write down the major issues in your life that concern you personally. Thirdly, make up your own mind. Don’t vote the way your parents did unless it truly mirrors your own ideals. Your parents grew up in a Canada far different than the one that exists now. To most of them a full time job with benefits was a no-brainer. Most of them are looking forward to some kind of pension that they have contributed to their entire working life.

Just because two parties co-operate and support one another in the Parliament does not make it a coalition. A formal agreement between the Liberals and NDP is not a coalition. But Harper, in 2004, schemed to defeat Paul Martin’s Liberals by forming a coalition with the NDP and the separatists. All three signed a legal document to form a coalition. Layton and Duceppe showed a legal document to prove Harper formed the coalition, not Ignatieff. Ignatieff did not sign up for a coalition anytime. Coalition governments are predominant in India, Japan, New Zealand, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. Coalition governments can be very stable. Harper’s warnings of a reckless coalition are unfounded. Harper does not want a coalition because he would have to co-operate with the members of Parliament. Harper is a hypocrite and the most dishonest prime minister Canada has ever had. Ed Turner Penticton

An apology to the candidate

This is to apologize to Dan Bouchard for my remarks in the letter titled “Not voting could bring electoral change”. When I mentioned that a vote for the Green Party ends in the garbage, I expressed my frustration and anger with an archaic and inequitable electoral system that has a built-in barrier against much-needed new and fresh ideas to ever make it. There were over a million voters for the Green Party last time around whose democratic rights were trampled. It’s those rights that ended in the garbage can. I was wrong: not voting will not bring about electoral change. Even if voter abstinence reaches 50 per cent, it will be interpreted by the “winners” as voter apathy, not as protest, and they will gladly continue forcing their agenda on a majority that hasn’t endorsed them. The only chance for all of us who want change is to drag ourselves to the polls and void our ballots with the message: “voided in protest”. Have scrutineers record these ballots and make sure the results receive the appropriate media coverage. This is our only chance. It is too late in this campaign to organize such a movement, so I will vote Green. I respect Dan Bouchard’s efforts, his platform and his personal integrity. I have always voted Green and will do so again this time, even if another candidate might have a better chance to prevent a victory of Dan Albas, who will dance to the whip of Stephen Harper and his autocratic and polarizing methods. I will do so as an act of mental hygiene and so I can live with myself. I encourage all of

If your life revolves around having to work two low-wage part-time jobs to make one crummy income, or if you are burdened by student loans at high interest rates, if you can’t afford to move out of your parents’ home unless you team up four to an apartment, then get out there and ask your local candidates what the heck they have done for you lately. And before anyone accuses me of being unpatriotic because I don’t subscribe to your own particular brand of political dogma, let me say this: I love Canada with all my heart. It is for that precise reason I do not want to see it decline due to apathy or ignorance. And one last thing: Canada is so much more than just an economy. We are a society, though you hardly ever hear it anymore, and all the bean counters who try to boil that down into nothing but deficits and economic dire predictions need to examine their own motives. The Gordon Gecko model of ‘Greed is good’ only works for Wall Street ... not for my street. Mike Hanley Penticton

you who have planned to vote “strategically” to do so, too. Even if our system isn’t really democratic, let’s at least play as if it was.

Strategic voting required

Sean Upshaw, the independent candidate, represents a fabulous opportunity for Okanagan Coquihalla and Canada. One of the headlines I saw today described Stephen Harper as nasty, brutish — and competent. Many of the people I speak with don’t like Stephen Harper or his demeanor, and they question his honesty. At the same time, it seems that most people would rather see Stephen Harper represent our country on an international stage than any other party leader. At home, even though his approach is often clandestine and sometimes suspect, he still captures the tag ‘competent’. Sean Upshaw is a card-carrying Tory. He wanted to be the Tory candidate in the Okanagan Coquihalla riding. That didn’t happen. Sean Upshaw has some challenges with how the Harper government has conducted itself in the past on some issues, but he insists ‘good government can never be accomplished if good people don’t devote themselves to engaging in public life’. I think things happen for a reason. Sean Upshaw is a ‘conservative’ candidate. If elected as an independent, he doesn’t have to tow any party line — he can say what he wants to whomever he wants. He could represent the people of Okanagan Coquihalla without fear of being inhibited by the muzzles that usually accompany official party candidates. He could be the ‘voice in the background’... the squeaky wheel that lends a moral voice to the majority government. My understanding is that, if elected, he intends to sit as a Conservative member of Parliament. Sean Upshaw is 50 years old. He has the benefit of experience that can only be captured with time. He has a business history as well as a record of serving others. He claims to be a listener who leads. I say the constituents of Okanagan Coquihalla have a wonderful opportunity to send a genuine representative of the people to Ottawa to make a difference. Who knows, some of his words might just rub off on others in Ottawa. I am not related to Mr. Upshaw, nor do I know him that well. My experience to date, however, is that he is a gentle, honest, caring person. I’m going to support Sean Upshaw — the guy who has the courage to run as an independent to make a difference in Ottawa, not just for the Okanagan Coquihalla constituency but for the nation.

The following note was sent to the leaders of the Liberal, NDP and Green parties as well as candidates in Okanagan-Coquihalla. The biggest issue facing Canadians in this election is not the economy, nor health care, nor the environment: it’s the Harper government, who have an amazing ability to push forward their outrageous agenda even as a minority government. If they retain such power, we’re all in trouble, but the present setup mitigates against any change. We are in a perilous situation, requiring something extraordinary and imaginative to handle it. And what I’m seeing is same-old, same-old. This is not to impugn the motivations and talent of your candidate here, which I find quite impressive, but they are not being applied to tackle the number one problem. So here’s an extraordinary and imaginative solution. Recognizing that the basic problem of vote-splitting applies at the riding level, the three progressive parties (Liberals, NDP, Green) agree to have one person running in each riding who will represent all three. This is intended as a temporary measure (a twoparty system is not really desirable), as a way to get the system changed ... the first item of business when parliament convenes would be to change the system to one of proportional representation, and once that is accomplished a new election could be called, to continue with the desired multi-party system, but under more favourable conditions. If we had proportional representation, we wouldn’t be in the fix we are now, but any government elected by the present system is not likely to introduce it. Another election? Yes. That’s what you do in a democracy, and $300 million is a small price to pay to get away from a system that’s likely to spend multiple billions on overpriced fighter jets and ill-advised prisons. An extraordinary measure like this — or something similar — would not only get us out of the dire situation we are in now, it would prevent such a situation recurring. It seems unlikely that the three progressive parties will get together to tackle this very serious problem. However, that is the kind of thing we need. In the meantime we have Avaaz once again campaigning to have people vote for the candidate that they consider most likely to defeat the Conservatives in ridings where it’s close. They claim they were able to wrestle six seats away from the Conservatives in the last election by using this strategy. Personally, I find strategic voting repugnant — it’s a distortion of the democratic process — but in the present situation I don’t see any alternative.

Jim Fry Westbank

Chris Purton Farleigh Lake

Florian Maurer Naramata

Independent garners support


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Organizers at the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival got some very welcome news over the weekend, that they were going to be able to bring their final Dance Highlights show back to some familiar territory. Historically, the show took place in Cleland Theatre, but with the closure of the Community Centre for reconstruction, that venue was unavailable last year and this year. However, festival organizers recently got word that it would be available for the 2011 show. “It is going to be the very first show at the newly reopened venue,” said Karen McPherson, one of the festival directors. The group had the choice, she said, of staying at the Trade and Convention Centre, where they had expected to hold the show, or to make use of Cleland Theatre. “Given that we are that familiar with the Cleland, we were quite happy to jump at the chance,” said McPherson. “Basically, it’s more familiar for us. That is where we’ve always had the festival. Unless there has been major changes, which I don’t think there were in the Cleland, it’s just back to home base. “ Counting groups and solo presentations, McPherson estimates upwards of 500 performers will be taking part in the final show. The acts are not necessarily the winning ones but ones selected by the adjudicator for the final show, drawn from the classical and stage

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DANCERS, LIKE this troupe from the Penticton School of Dance rehearsing in Cleland Theatre prior to the 2009 Kiwanis Music and Dance festival, will once more be taking the festival’s highlights show to that stage, the first event scheduled after a year-long closure for renovations.

dance portions of the competition. Some of the acts will be group, others solo and represent the gamut from ballet to hip hop. “You name it, all varieties. It’s my favourite show of the year,” said McPherson. Though it is late in the planning process, McPherson expects the change back to Cleland to go smoothly. “It should be pretty easy and straightforward for us to run, whereas, over at the trade and convention centre, you’re trying to piecemeal things together – it’s not really a stage environment there,” she said. “We’re thrilled to have it back at the

Cleland.” McPherson explained that holding the show at Cleland will mean a better performance, both from the audience and performer points-of-view. “When you are in flat seating, anyone who is short — like myself — it’s hard to see,” she said. “It is much nicer to look down from up above, than to look up. You get the overview of all the different line changes and so on.” And the dancers will benefit from a better stage surface according to McPherson. “There is definitely more spring to it. And the ballet floor, a special floor, gets laid down for the first half of the show,”

she said, adding that the ballet floor had been taken to the convention centre, but there were difficulties matching it up with the stage there. “If you do go off of it there when you are in point shoes, it’s pretty slippery,” said McPherson. “It’s much easier for the dancers as far as slippage and wear and tear on their feet.” The Dance Highlights show, now at the Cleland Theatre, takes place on May 7 at 7 p.m. The Music and Speech Arts Highlights show proceeds as scheduled on April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Penticton Alliance Church. Tickets for both shows are $8 and are available at festival venues and at the door.

Old and new for symphony’s season finale The magnificent vastness of the northern landscape is the theme for the Okanagan Symphony’s season finale as they bring together music from current and past composers. Canadian composer Marcus Goddard — also associate principal trumpet with the Vancouver Symphony — opens the program with his work I Send Only Angels which

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was commissioned for the VSO in 2007. The work, which has been described as “a work of shimmering, translucent, winning eloquence,” was received with enthusiasm by audience members, musicians and critics alike. Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg drew on his native folk songs and dances for inspiration when writing his famous Piano Concerto Op. 16, which premiered in 1869,

written when the composer was 25 years old and newly married. The OSO is also welcoming a guest pianist for the finale. Victoria native Kinza Tyrrell began piano lessons at age four, acquired her AVCM at 15 and went on to study in Salzburg, Austria at 18. The concert concludes with Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, a work that attempts to capture the northern moods of nature and the changes in

the seasons of his native Finland. There is also an opportunity to enrich the concert experience by joining conductor Rosemary Thomson for a preconcert talk. Starting an hour before the evening concert, Thomson gives an informal presentation with insights about the music, the composers and the guest artists. Or the audience could join Thomson and the featured artist immediately

after the show for afterthoughts, a chance to meet the artist, ask questions and contribute thoughts about the concert. Admission for these special sessions are free, but donations are accepted. It all happens on May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Tickets are available from the Penticton and Wine Country Information Centre, 250-770-1470.

APRIL 28TH, NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING April 28th is the National Day of Mourning -a day for remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives or have been injured on the job. The South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council and CUPE Local 608 Penticton Civic Workers ask that on April 28th, you take a moment to remember those workers and to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.

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O V E R E A T E R S ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June, evenings at 250-492-7630, for more information. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. MARG SAHAJ M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4458 for more information. S INGLES 65- PLUS COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For more information call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. BINGO E V E RY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. regular bingo at 6:30

p.m. SENIORS’ RECREATION and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Joy at 250-770-1174 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has new beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. and intermediate line dancing and cribbage at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HUMP Day with Stu’s kitchen is open at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at the United Church. Call 490-9272 for information. TOPS BC 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Ring at the back door on the lane, and the meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-496-5931 or Fran at 250-4903927. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.

PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music String Orchestra is from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. under John Suderman at the Leir House. New members welcome. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. THE BREASTFEEDING CAFÉ will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pentictn and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to join. Contact Kaili at 250-404-4299 for further information. GRAND TIMES AT the Museum is free for grandparents (and other next-generation caregivers) raising preschool aged children. Bring the children and enjoy camaraderie, a meal and a variety of speakers at the Penticton Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register by calling Naomi at 250462-0636. B.C. VICTIMS CRIMES Awareness week has a lecture and presentation called Knowing How to

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Respond at Okanagan College from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission by donation. For people wanting to learn how to respond to friends, family or clients dealing with trauma in health, justice or social fields. CHARITY LUNCH FOR the Canadian Cancer Society at the Penticton fire hall on Dawson Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is by donation. It is also Daffodil Day. By wearing a pin and making a donation, you can support the Canadian Cancer Society. B.C. G OVERNMENT RETIRED Employees Association meets at 10 a.m. in the Penticton Library Theatre. Guest speaker is Don Gayton on Okanagan Odyssey. RETIRED NURSES LUNCHEON will be at White Spot meeting room at noon. Guest speaker Deborah Harry discusses new pacemakers. S OUTH O KANAGAN CHAMBER of Commerce presents the second annual Business Promoting Business Trade Show from 5 to 8 p.m. at the OK Falls Community Centre. Admission free. Meet and greet businesses from 8 to 9 p.m.

THURSDAY April 28

FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-4922549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@telus.net or 250-498-4959. ANAVETS HAS DROPIN pool and 8-Ball Tournament at 6 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous Pizza from 4 to 7 p.m. Free musical bingo at 7 p.m. Prizes. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. C ANADIAN R OYAL LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m.


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M ENTAL H EALTH AWARENESS movie night has an information fair 1 to 6 p.m. Photo voice dialogue 6 to 8:30 p.m. presented by Penticton and Area Co-operative Enterprises. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centure has table tennis starting at 7 p.m. at 2965 South Main St. For more information call Francis at 778-4764916 or or Brian at 250492-0578. NEW HOPE FOR Widows and Widowers has lunch connections to meet with others of similar loss, (going “dutch”) the second Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m. Please phone Fran at 250-497-7850 or Evelyn at 250-7707865 for location and to reserve your spot. MIND OVER MATTER art and cultural event has Spoken Word from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park. SOBSIS IS HAVING a garage sale on Saturday. Residents are encouraged to drop off items at its location on 2-996 Main St. from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. O KANAGAN S OUTH NATURALISTS club meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall with speaker Lisa Scott discussing Cavity Nesting Birds in the Okanagan. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250-492-7623 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Thursday in the hall, 502 Martin St at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 250-492-5400. S OUTH O KANAGAN I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English

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classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main Street or call 250492-6299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. PENTICTON SYMPHONY SUPPORTERS has its monthly meeting in the Atrium room at the Sandman Inn at 11:45 a.m. Entertainment by Larry Crawford. $16 for members, $19 for guests. CITY PEACH TOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4860601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250770-8093. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN

CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m.

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April 29 ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has music by Okie Dokie karaoke, drop in fun darts and pool. O RDER F RATERNAL OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with proceeds to charity. Entertainment is karaoke. Designated driver on duty. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. 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 loca-

tion 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. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 hosts a Legion Ladies pork loin dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by entertainment by Dale Seaman. S ENIORS ’ D ROP - IN CENTRE has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with John (Cash) Hodson at 6 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre on 2965 South Main St. is having an evening of dance with Buzz Byer. Music starting at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. All welcome. S ENIORS W ELLNESS SOCIETY has Dave Johnson of the gentle hiking walking group from 9 to 10 a.m. at 696 Main St. United Church

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Delegation making tourism pitch Western News Staff

A delegation of Penticton stakeholders are hitting the road to promote the city in key markets. “The forecast for spring and summer is looking positive,” said Gordon Ferguson, general manager of the Penticton Ramada and Coast Penticton. “Now’s the time to get out and be active selling hard again.

Competitive destinations will be very aggressive, which makes it imperative that all stakeholders in Penticton are locking arms selling our destination ... that’s what we have done the past two weeks under the Team Penticton umbrella.” Representatives from Penticton and Wine Country Tourism, the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre and local accommodation properties, including

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the Penticton Ramada and Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre and Casino, were on the road at four separate events over the last two weeks with the Thompson Okanagan Showcase. The showcases took place in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle and attracted a range of tour operators, meeting and event planners, travel agents and media. “We went along for the ride to show prospective clients what Penticton has to offer and we blew the competition away. The Penticton Lakeside sales team is looking forward to our next cooperative venture with Penticton and Wine Country Tourism,” said general manager David Prystay of the Penticton

Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre and Casino. Delegates representing each of the region’s communities were also in attendance. Team Penticton showcased the city at the four events with its brand new booth, and via a presentation that allowed the team to highlight Penticton’s biggest assets. This year tourism operators throughout the city were also invited to send along promotional materials, at a nominal buy-in cost of $100 for all four shows. Grape Friends Wine Tours, Serenata Guesthouse, LocoLanding Adventure Park, Whitetail Chalet, Teas & Weaves, Sunny Beach Motel, the Downtown Penticton Association, Twin Lakes

Golf Club and the Days Inn and Conference Centre all participated in this initiative. “This opportunity not only allowed us to showcase Penticton in our key markets of Alberta and the Lower Mainland but it is just another great example of how truly united Penticton’s tourism industry has become over the last few years,” said tourism marketing manager Jessie Campbell. Last year a similar delegation that included accommodators, Penticton and Wine Country Tourism and Global Spectrum attended the Meeting Planners International Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, where Penticton was the major sponsor.

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Regional district providing tips on composting Western News Staff

The regional district is selling composting bins and offering tips to the public on April 30. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, the earth machine backyard compost bins will be sold for $39 each at 101 Martin St. in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen parking lot. Cameron Baughen, RDOS solid waste management coordinator, hosts workshops on backyard composting and has seen a number of composting problems that can easily be fixed. “There are four main factors of composting in our dry climate,” said Baughen. “The first thing is mixing the right ingredients. The second and third are aerating

and watering. The last thing, and most forgotten, is having fun. There are some easy tips to make sure composting stays fun and doesn’t become a chore.” To reduce flies and odours, Baughen suggests burying food waste under dry leaves or older compost. This will allow fresh food waste to break down without attracting flies or releasing strong smells. He also suggests only adding uncooked fruits and vegetables to the compost pile and balance it with an equal volume of dry leaves, dry yard waste, shredded newspaper or wood chips. Adding a bucket of dry leaves or shredded newspaper for every bucket of food waste provides a balanced diet for the composting

critters and will reduce smells. “Leaves and chipped yard waste compost naturally. They help add beneficial and natural mould, fungus and bacteria. So filling your bin full of brown leaves will allow you to bury your food waste throughout the year and help create great compost,” said Baughen. If a compost pile is too dry, Baughen suggests watering after food waste and aerating your pile. He said bacteria and insects cannot survive in a dry compost pile. In the Okanagan Similkameen, composting can be done throughout the year. Baughen said in the winter the composting process slows down but rarely stops. Freezing and thawing the materi-

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KAITLIN KENNEDY (top photo) of the Pen High Lakers girls rugby squad runs the ball upfield against Strathcona Lords defenders Rebecca Roth (left) and Amanda Rivard (right) and Lakers Brenna Mackinder (bottom) is tackled during action in the recent Pa’kit Rugby tournament at McNicoll Park.

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Ian Butters’ happiness goes beyond numbers. The Pen High Lakers girls rugby team coach was happy his team went 2-2 during the 2011 Pa’kit tournament, which this year was a girls-only affair. “The fact that they were able to play and watch other teams play, they were really able to put together an understanding for themselves of what they were doing,” said Butters. One of the reasons Pa’kit is organized is to give local teams a chance to see a lot of action. “It’s a short, intense game the way we structure it,” he said. “We can go away and discuss what they did right away or the next day and get to play again.” The tournament began on Thursday with teams playing 25-minute halves, which was reduced to 17 minutes on Friday as teams played twice with final games on Saturday morning. What stood out to Butters was that his players showed a willingness to learn.

“I really found with girls is that they are very, very coachable,” he said. “They were learning like crazy.” The Lakers opened with a 17-0 loss to eventual champions Strathcona Lords from Edmonton, then lost to the North Surrey Spartans 7-5. Things turned around with a 32-0 win over Prince George and 17-5 against the L.V. Rogers Bombers. Pa’kit’s other purpose is to provide an opportunity for interior teams to get onto the field early and develop.

Lords coach Mark Cannon wanted to get his team playing in a tournament facing other B.C. squads before they get their season started and vying for a city championship. It was important to him because he knows how well-coached teams are. Competing for the first time on grass, Cannon was a little surprised his team won the tournament after they defeated the Kelowna Owls 17-12. “I wasn’t sure how we’d fare,” said Cannon. “I wanted them to gain experience. I knew there

would be good teams there. Penticton is awesome to be in. For my team to progress and to win championships, we must play B.C. teams.” Cannon was pleased with how Butters organized Pa’kit and felt having the mini games was a positive bonding experience for the players as was the social on Friday night. “It’s really cool,” he said. “Those things are missing sometimes in sports. The girls were a bit disappointed there were no boys. That makes life easy for coaches.”

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Scoring spot with Canada within grasp “They both have accurate shots, both play their position well,” said Marks. “ (Daniel) He was doing very well at that (as goalie). He’s a pretty aggressive player. He tried out some new equipment so he could be heard better. I think that gave him some more confidence.” Cunningham is full of excitement for the opportunity that lies ahead. “It will be fun and much more practice to put in,” said Cunningham, who added four hours of time from his usual hour and a half a week. “The four hours has helped my game play and I have improved a lot.” This week Cunningham heads to Montreal where some players will earn their spots on the Canadian team during a four-team tournament, part of the Defi Sportif, which attracts athletes from elite to newcomers with all types of disabilities from April 26 to May 1. Team Canada will be chosen by May 15 from the players in that tournament.

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Eight years ago Daniel Cunningham was introduced to power chair soccer and fell in love. He is not a multi-sport athlete but possesses a drive that shines through when playing soccer. “I enjoy the competitive aspect the most,” said Cunningham, a Pen High student. “I’m a very competitive person.” Cunningham is a member of the Okanagan Thunderchairs and is on the verge of playing the sport at its highest level. In 2008, he captained the Thunderchairs while in Arizona during the Western Regional U.S. National Qualifying tournament. Recently, Cunningham participated in the eighth B.C. Storm Power Chair Soccer tournament annually hosted by Penticton which added a national division. Players in that division are vying for a spot on Canada’s national team that will go to Paris,

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DANIEL CUNNINGHAM is among those currently being scouted for a position on Canada’s national team that will travel to Paris, France for the World Cup.

France for the World Cup. Cunningham helped the Red Rolls Royces defeat the Blue Beamers. He, along with other players, were given microphones to help them communi-

cate. Gordon Marks, coach of Canada’s national team, said Cunningham and Kelowna’s Ian Wright are the lone Okanagan athletes with a solid chance of representing their country.

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SPRUCE GROVE – The Vernon Vipers better get used to life in Alberta because they’ll be returning to Wild Rose Country in less than a week to defend their RBC Cup national Junior A hockey title. David Robinson scored the winner with six minutes to play as the Vipers outlasted the host Spruce Grove Saints 4-2 in a series-deciding Game 7 of the Doyle Cup Sunday night at Grant Fuhr Arena. Winners of the last two RBC Cups and representatives of the Pacific region, the Vipers will begin their title defence against the host Kodiaks Saturday. After suffering a deflating 2-0 loss in Game 6 Saturday night, the Vipers needed just 38 seconds to solve netminder Vince Marozzi as Dane Muench buried the first shot of the game, netting the rebound off a Brett Corkey blast from the point. Dylan Walchuk made it 2-0 when he took a chip pass from Marcus Basara at the blueline and fired a weak backhander that squeaked through Marozzi’s fivehole at 14:05. Saints’ sniper Scott

Allen replied just over a minute later on the powerplay, snapping a shot just inside the right post from the high slot to re-energize 1,300 fans. After trailing 5-1 on the shot clock early in the game, the Saints ended the first period with a flurry to outshoot the Snakes 13-9 and take some momentum into the second frame. Josh Keizer equalized for Spruce Grove on a tremendous shorthanded effort. He blocked Adam Thompson’s point shot and then won a foot race to the loose puck in the neutral zone and broke in alone on Kirby Halcrow, ripping a quick shot past the Vernon netminder at 6:37. The Saints had the jump on the Vipers early in the third period, hemming the visitors in their own end for the opening two minutes, but the Vipers endured the pressure and the back-and-forth action resumed. Robinson pocketed the winner as he charged to the net and got a stick on Bryce Kakoske’s centering feed. Thompson made amends for his earlier blunder by lofting a clearing shot 180 feet into the empty Spruce Grove net with 20 seconds to play.

“It’s going to be very hard,” said Marks of the selection process. “It’s very hard to pin point exactly which ones will be moving ahead.” Marks has familiarity with some of the athletes who he remembers as kids and knows the time they have put in. Marks was pleased with how things went in Penticton. “Good to see they had lots of interest from B.C. players to try out,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting as many.” When it comes to traveling to Quebec, Marks sees this as an opportunity for the players and views it as a great chance to help the sport grow in Canada, especially with it being the first time Canada is sending a team to the World Cup, which was created in 2007. “It’s quite exciting that way,” he said.

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The explosion of the Canada goose population in recent years has had a negative impact on everything from outdoor recreation to aircraft safety. It is one of the main reasons why facilities like the Penticton Airport and others in the province have initiated management plans to keep the geese off their properties. “Birds are a constant concern for aviation and we have a whole program in place called Bird Scare,” said Penticton Airport manager David Allen. “That includes when the tower tells us we have geese too close to where it’s safe. We go out there (in a vehicle) if we have to and run them off or we take out cracker shells (blanks fired from a gun) and scare them off.” As part of reducing the population over time the Okanagan Valley Goose Management program is preparing for its fifth year of egg addling to control the number of Canada geese in public spaces. Trained contractors have begun searching for nesting sites and hope to complete the addling program by the end of April. “Last year, field crews located and addled 1,269 eggs between Vernon and Osoyoos,” said project coordinator Kate Hagmeier. “The multi-year pro-

ject aims to reduce the population of resident Canada geese to a more manageable level, and reduce large concentrations of geese in heavily used public areas. “Due to the longevity of geese, it is expected to take three to five years to see a reduction in the Okanagan goose population from egg addling.” Egg addling involves shaking eggs or coating them with non-toxic 100 per cent biodegradable food-grade corn oil within 14 days of incubation to make them non-viable. The U.S. Humane Society considers egg addling during this time to be humane. Once addled, the eggs are returned to the nest. Geese continue to incubate until they realize the eggs will not hatch. At this point, it is generally too late in the year to produce more eggs. Adults are not harmed and will continue with their regular life cycle after the nesting season. During the past four seasons, approximately 5,000 eggs have been prevented from hatching through this minimally invasive approach. This program also entails a nest locating program and goose population surveys. The public is asked to keep away from goose nests and to avoid touching the eggs; a special permit is required to per-

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program is available at okanagangooseplan.com. Interior Health continues to encourage local governments throughout the Okanagan to reduce the risk of recreational water contamination from sources such as geese. A swimming notification program was implemented by Interior Health in 2006. Since then, no beach advisories have had to be issued, due in part to the combination of activities to protect beaches and beach water areas.

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TECHNICIAN GEOFF SMART of EBB Environmental Consulting Inc., is under attack from both sides by this pair of nesting geese as he reaches for an egg in a nest near Skaha Beach during last spring’s addling program.

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SUNNY SPRING specials at Florida’s best beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800541-9621

Business Opportunities

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

John Nunes Daryn Pottinger

Children Childcare Available

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

Coming Events 21st Annual Automotive Swap Meet, Saturday April 30, SOEC parking lot & Penticton Curling Rink, 8am-4pm, Vintage, custom, muscle cars, motorcycles, antiques and collectibles. Admission $2, Children under 12 free. Over 100 Vendors! Contact Ron at 250-492-5674, Organized by the South Okanagan Vintage Car Club.

Personals Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216 DATING SERVICE. Longterm/short-term relationships, Call now. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-804-5381. 18+.

Lost & Found lost, child’s lacrosse stick, (250)492-3767 LOST Sony digital voice recorder, black in color, reward if returned. Contains sensitive conďŹ dential material. Please call 778-514-4405

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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

EASY MONEY. Canadian made, newly designed factory direct vending machines.Your silent salesman earns you awesome income.Part-time.It’s easy.Be the ďŹ rst in your area. 604-560-6060

Career Opportunities

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 thunder-alley@shaw.ca. No phone calls please. SECOND or third year Automotive Service Technician apprentice needed immediately. Apply by email or in person, oklease@shaw.ca or Ok Sales & Service, 997 Westminster Ave, W, Penticton.

Business Opportunities Carpet Cleaning Van, Aqua Tech (PTO).

Just installed in Chev 95. Only 100,000Km, in exc cond. C/w hoses, wand, stair tool, & jobs. Reduced to Sell @ $12,900. 250-550-5550

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COKE AND Candy Vending Route. Local high trafďŹ c locations. Earn $40K+ per year. Fast & safe investment return. Secure your future- Be the boss! Factory direct pricing 1-888-579-0892 Must Sell EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini OfďŹ ce Outlet from your home. Free online training, exible hours, great income. No selling required. www.123bossfree.com FAMILIES EARNING more. Work from home part or fulltime. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com

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Career Opportunities

Timeshare

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

Forestry Career Opportunities Pro-Tech Forest Resources Ltd has immediate full time employment opportunities for FOREST TECHNICIANS in the Bulkley Valley. Experience with Block and Road layout, Timber Cruising, and GPS technology are critical. Several positions are available ranging from entry level Junior Technicians to experienced Senior Technicians. Interested applicants will be placed according to their knowledge and capabilities. Successful applicants must be organized and must posses a strong work ethic. Submit a cover letter and resume to: Scott Rowsell, ProTech Forest Resources, Box 100, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X0 Email: scott.rowsell@ptfr.ca Fax: (250) 846-5007

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

~ In Memoriam ~

Cameron Desmarais

t June 29, 1982 - April 28, 2005

The way he talked, the smile he wore And all the thousand things so dear, We loved about him while he lived Haven’t gone with him from here; They’re planted deep in memory’s garden, and watered daily with our tears, To keep them ever fresh and vivid Through all the coming years. Lovingly remembered, Mom, Tyson, Jim and friends

Obituaries

Obituaries

TOMBRINK

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Obituaries

Obituaries

MARRIOT Alan

With great sadness we say goodbye to Alan as he passes on to heaven. He was our beloved brother, uncle, cousin and friend. A service will be held at Parkview Funeral Chapel - 1258 Main Street on April 27th at 1:00 pm. Internment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for tea at 3:00 pm at The Club - #110216 Hastings Ave. Please read more at providencefuneralhomes.com.

HEALEY Lana Jean

March 3, 1955 – April 23, 2011

Passed away after winning her 8 year battle with cancer. Our family would like to invite you to join in a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:30 am. at The New Beginnings Church, 96 Edmonton Ave., Penticton. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services. EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

NICOL Floyd K.A

Elisabeth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elisabeth Tombrink on April 18th, 2011 in Summerland, BC at the age of 87. She will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Daniela Colusso of Edmonton, AB and Sylvia (Larry) Chambers of Penticton, BC. Elisabeth had four grandchildren who meant the world to her: Alida Giles of Edmonton, Heidi Chambers (Pierre Luc Cyr) of Powell River, BC, Tino (Melony) Colusso of Edmonton, and Dan (Rachel) Chambers of Penticton. She doted on her two special little great granddaughters Arwen and little Isabella. Elisabeth was predeceased by her parents Eugen and Maria HÜflinger and her brother Eric. She was born in Gebrazhofen Germany, July 23, 1923 and immigrated to Canada in 1958 with her husband and children. Her life passion was gardening. She yearned every year for the winter to be over and looked for the first signs of spring in her yard as the tiny crocuses peeked through the ground in her beloved flower gardens. She tended her gardens with great love every year and found her peace and tranquility amongst her flowers. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC, with Celebrant Father Ferdinan Nalitan. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel Phone: 250-494-7752

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April 5 1930 – April 23, 2011 Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Village by the Station. Survived by his beloved wife, Audrey, of 57 years, children; Dawne, Todd (Pam) and Wade (Ellen); grandchildren; Colton, Spencer, Jenna and Connor, Conner, sister Hazel, sister-in-law Vera, cousin Jane, many nephews, nieces, and dearest friends Inez and Eric Pringle. Predeceased by his parents, brothers; Leonard and Harold and sister Norma. Born in Penticton, Floyd worked as a letter carrier for 32 years, retiring in 1989. He touched the lives of all who knew him with his great sense of humour and kind generous spirit. He is deeply loved and will be forever missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 387 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Special thanks to the compassionate and caring staff at the Village by the Station. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774


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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 E-mail:dqpentictocrew@gmail.com 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: nobletractor@telus.net, mail: Noble Tractor & Equip. Ltd, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 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 HOMEWORKERS GET paid daily! Now accepting: simple full/part time data entry & online computer related work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start today, www.BCWOC.com

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca Lift Maintenance Mechanic Panorama Mountain Village Fulltime/year round 2 years ski industry experience preferred Must have millwright certification in B.C. For a full description and to apply go to www.panoramaresort.com/employment or email resume to adam.hopper@panoramaresort.com LOCAL restaurant in Penticton looking for P/T waitress w/exp. Fax resume 250-4904740 email:navratan@live.ca Looking for part time Nanny/ Caregiver for Tues/Wed/ Thursday’s to come in to my home (Naramata) and do light housekeeping and cooking. I have 3 school age children. Interested candidates can email me at: jwdamen@telus.net or phone 250-496-4076. Wendy MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. Mountain Operations Maintenance Manager Panorama Mountain Village Full time/year round 2 yrs Mgr/Sup experience required. Must have millwright certification in B.C. For a full job description and to apply go to www.panoramaresort.com/ employment or email resumes to adam.hopper@ panoramaresort.com REQUIRED: TJ HD Mechanics for Southern Interior Road Maintenance Company’s Lillooet location. Fax resume to (250)374-4114 or email joannam@dawcon.com. For further information visit www.interiorroads.com.

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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-

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Employment

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Help Wanted 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 BUSINESS AND administration trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103. DLVRY/CRANE OP FOR TMBRMART YD IN BURNS LK CLN ABSTRACT PHYSICALLY FIT SERVICE ORIENT MECHAN INCLINED FAX 1-604-794-5893 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. EXPERIENCED meat cutter required full time. Apply at 667 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton.

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

Support Worker/Job Coach. For details go to www. mcnaughtonservices.com and click on employment 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 SWICK MINING Services provides exceptional underground diamond drilling services to clients across Australia and North America. Swick Mining Services is a market leader in the development of innovative rig designs and drilling practices that deliver improved productivity, value, safety and versatility. With contracts in Alaska, Nevada, Nunavut and the Yukon, we are seeking experienced individuals for the following positions: o Underground Diamond Driller Supervisors o Underground Diamond Drillers Swick offers a competitive salary, bonus, benefits package and the opportunity for career growth for the right individuals. Please express interest in the above mentioned positions by forwarding your resume to: Karen Whall Human Resource/Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator karen.whall@swickmining.ca Fax: 1-705-522-1878 www.swickmining.ca

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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 larry@pentictonwesternnews.com

THE LEMARE Group is currently seeking a full time highway low bed driver. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca. WINTER HARBOUR, BC. Master Mechanic logging. Full time. 10 years experience minimum. Welding, excellent diagnostics, physically fit, all logging equipment. References required. Fax or email your resume to 250-969-4222 or employment@wdmoore.ca.

Medical/Dental

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

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 millsdvm@gmail.com

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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: civilminingcontractor@yahoo.ca 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 sawmill@paragonbc.com or fax to: 250-548-3235

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping SMITTYS Income Tax Service. Doing business since 1973 in the Penticton area and South. Specializing in the Trucking Industry and the General Public. Contact R.M (Smitty) Smith 250-490-5996

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Services

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Cleaning Services

Home Improvements

Sundecks

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

VINYL DECKS. Vinyl or Wood Decking installs. Resurface or New Construction. Also Aluminum or Glass Railing. Call 250-488-5338 for Free Estimate.

Bathroom/Basement Renovations. Updating existing Bathroom or Basement? Looking to add a new Bathroom or finish off that Basement. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos. Call us for a Free Estimate. 250488-5338

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

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

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

Fencing WOOD FENCING supply and Install. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos. Residential or Commercial. Free Estimates. Call: 250-488-5338

Garden & Lawn Locally Grown Hedging

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

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BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed Insured WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

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 RENOVATIONS, decks, garages, fences, retaining walls. Dirty jobs our specialty, garbage hauls, demolitions. Anything anytime, licensed & Insured 250-809-1454 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.

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Firearms KAMLOOPS GUN SHOW: This weekend, April 30 & May 1, meet Chris from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. T-Sat 10-6 250-762-7575.

Free Items Washer and dryer, must pick up, 3 summer tires, (250)4920133

Tree Services

Furniture

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

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$800 for matching loveseats, end tables, writing table, wall unit, table lamp & floor lamp. Trundle style daybed w/pine headboard new $350; captains bed $100; dining table leaf 6 upholstered chairs $750. 778476-1937 Executive desk, 6’x3’, solid ribbon mahogany, cost was approx. $1000. Asking $295 OBO. 250-493-7374 SINGLE roll-away cot w/mattress $45, loveseat good cond $40, white 6-dr dresser $45, 4-dr chest of drawers $30, TV 17” color no remote $25, 21” TV w/remote $35, coffee+2 end tables cherry finish $35, Free Spirit 6spd bike, full balloon tires m/f $50, floor lamp $15, table lamp $18. All obo 250-490-9053 after 5pm

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+ 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, www.budgetnurseries.com

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Now taking booking for upcoming season. Lawn care & yard work once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079

Misc. for Sale BUILDING SALE Canadian manufacturer direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991 coffee table, $30, blk leather office chair, $25, blk loveseat, $25, pub table w/6 padded chairs, $350 firm, (778)4764614 DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about free delivery to most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Eliptical, $200,double bed, $100, fridge, $100, 13”, 21”, & 36” TV’s, (250)490-0779 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com MOVING, like new Sterling Broil King BBQ $200. 250487-1303 or 250-488-8262 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw - Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/ea. for a box of 210 $354.90. Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping, treetime.ca or 1-866-873-3846

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Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.com

Building Supplies Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices. www.glaluminumpatiocovers.com

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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

Real Estate

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

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Allan’s Hauling & Yardwork, rotto-tilling, clean-ups, dump runs & more. 250-473-6543

Merchandise for Sale

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, Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494 250-488-6401

LAWN CUTTING

250-809-5347

Tiling

Merchandise for Sale

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 http://greatcanadianbuilders.awards.com

Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-809-1454

Mr. Greenjeans

Services

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

Home Improvements

#!*Stumped!#*

Pets & Livestock

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

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, www.littlepawscare.ca

Pets ADORABLE tri-color Jack Russell puppies, 1st shots, cuddly, kind natured, Must see. 250-838-5584.

778-476-5919

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

Misc. for Sale

SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. Washer/Dryer set starting at $399 Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50” $599

100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - save 64% on the Family Value Collection. Now only $49.99 Plus 3 free gifts & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, order today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE telephone service Get your first month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat It. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591.

CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS #104 2100 Dartmouth Rd, Pent,

Auctions

Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

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.

Merchandise for Sale

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

250-490-0554 1-877390-0554

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Home Improvements

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

Musical Instruments Ennis piano, good condition, 41”h, 24”w, 58”L, asking $1400 obo, (250)495-4251 GUITARS, amps, drums keyboards, P.A, lighting, music books, lessons, acc. Sales, Service & Rentals. Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton 250-492-4710

Sporting Goods 3YR old E-Bike, charger batteries 1.5 yrs old, new peddles $275obo. Call 250-492-3018 leave message KAMLOOPS GUN SHOW: This weekend, April 30 & May 1, meet Chris from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. T-Sat 10-6 250-762-7575.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales 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

NARAMATA COMMUNITY YARD SALE 15+ locations in one small, scenic town Sat., April 30, 9-2, see MyNaramata.com for a map of sale locations

Auctions

ON-SITE

s

Dodd

3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. 5 1/2 ac. $89,900. 11.80 ac, c/w cabin, two 10.94 ac build lots for Pics email selkirk8@telus.net Arrow Lakes area. 250269-7328. Financing avail.

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 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

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

Classifieds Work! classifieds@pentictonwesternnews.com

Mobile Homes & Parks Eagle Homes – New Location in Okanagan Falls! Why not custom build your own dream home with Eagle Homes? Eagle Homes has floor 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 financing 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 Winfield Factory. Custom designs, factory tours, expert advice & service. Call Alan or Robert toll free at 1-866-7662214 www.LCMhomes.com 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 www.hbmodular.com

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Real Estate Real Estate 20 ACRES $0 Down, $99/mo. only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas 2nd safest U.S. City Owner financing, no credit checks! Money back guarantee, free color brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com BIG BEAUTIFUL Arizona land $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. one hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed financing, no credit checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 sunsiteslandrush.com

Recreational 2002 Coleman YUMA tent Trailer 5500 8.5ft sleeps 6 mint cond.250-860-1877 Park Model in Lake Resort at Oliver. Must be seen, Best Deal In the Valley! $39,900 250-408-8492

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

250-488-2881

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 2 BDRM, bright, clean, quiet condo near Cherry Lane, hospital, school & bus stop. $825 + utils. N/S, N/P. Available May 1st. Call 778-997-5517. BACHELOR apt in historic house on bus route, n/p quiet, responsible person. $600 mth, 250-492-6319 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, office, washroom, 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324

2 MONTHS FREE RENT

Mortgages

on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227

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

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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Dodd

AUCTION

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MR. TRANSMISSION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIP • HOISTS • TOOLS

SAT., APRIL 30TH • 11AM

Date: Time: Place: Viewing:

Saturday, April 30 11:00 AM 4702B - 31st Street, Vernon, BC Fri., Apr. 29, 9am-5pm • Sat., Apr. 30, 8am

Sale conducted by Dodds Auction Vernon 250-545-3259

View photos online at www.doddsauction.com

• Fully Finished • 3,100 sq.ft. • Walk-Out Bsmt.

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


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Rentals

Rentals

Transportation

Transportation

Commercial/ Industrial

Motels,Hotels

Auto Accessories/Parts

Cars - Sports & Imports

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

2006 Honda Pilot EX-L

Downtown Penticton store front, Avail. June 1200sqft or 2400sqft 250-492-8324

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

Recreation

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. 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.

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

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

Room for quiet, trustworthy person only, no parties, no alcohol, no guests, good location, $375, welfare & disability welcome, (250)493-5087

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

★ FIRST TIME ★ BUYERS ★ Free list with pics Free list with pics of 10 Best Buys in your ★ of homes under neighbourhood. ★ $1000/month. PentictonBestBuys.com ★ OwnYourOwnHome.ca Gil Szabo & Associates Gil Szabo & Associates ★ Coldwell Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty Banker Okanagan Realty ★

BEST BUYS

1155 Matson Place, 2bdrm+den, huge b.yard $1350. 577 Forrestbrook Dr, 2bdrm, huge yard $1100. #119-3004 South Main Townhouse, 3bdrm+2den pets ok $1200. Call VJ 250-490-1530

Suites, Lower 1bdrm or 2bdrm, level entry suite, s/f/w/d, a/c, cable, deck utilities inc $700/$800 light nursing services available 250-494-0033 250-486-3692 1bdrm walk-in suite, avail. June 1st, priv entry, covered parking, patio doors, built-in vac, sat t.v. mature n/s, n/p, f/s/w/d, $500 includes util 250497-5747 2bdrm, 1ba, lrg living rm, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, avail. now, 250493-1093 or 250-486-1924 2bdrm basement suite, np, ns, Wiltse area, $800/month, 778476-4821

4 summer tires, 2ys old, excellent condition size 205-69R16, $100, 250-493-2196 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

One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, Honda installed trailer package. Meticulously maintained. $19,000. Located in Nelson B.C. Call

250-354-7471 for more information

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 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

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

Motorcycles 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 2006 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe, 14,500 km, many extras to include sattlebags & windshield. $16,500. Call 250862-1428 mcosse@telus.net

Recreational/Sale

Suites, Upper

1998 Honda CRV, Auto, AWD, ABS keyless entry. Elec. windows. Tow bar, remote brake sys. Ready to tow behind RV. $8750. (250)549-3182

BACHELOR suite 3rd floor, no smoking, cat on approval, $600 + utilities 250-486-2536 Bright & spacious, 3bdrm 1.5ba, balcony, downtown, $1000+1/2 util. 250-462-2472

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

PENTICTON, S.- 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, main flr. Avail Now. $1250. NS/NP. (250)492-6276

Transportation

Small 2bdrm house, 4appl., $950/mo.n/s, n/p. Avail now, call 250-462-0669

Antiques / Classics

2003 Honda Civic Street Edition, 120kms, 5spd, pw windows/locks, keyless entry, silver, tinted windows, mechanically sound, exc cond $9000obo, 250-809-8542

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 1998 33’ Seabreeze 5th wheel 2-slides, exc cond, ac, w/d, lg fridge, micro, sofabed + qu. bed, solar panels, inverter, generator. Lots of storage, new tires new brakes, hitch incl, $15.000 250-493-2435 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” SunSeeker MH,450 Chassis tow pkg dual air & awning 47,000m., ex. shape,$33,000 250-869-1464

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

1BDRM cabin DT OK Falls/private property. May 1st, n/p, ref req’d $550+util. 250-497-7115 1BDRM on acreage, ideal for hobby farm, 15min from Summerland, Falder area. $650/mth Call 250-490-6669 2BDRM house on lg lot in Keremeos. $750 + util. Call 250-493-1744 after 5pm 3+BDRM 3 bath, view home, Heritage Hills $1750/mo, pets neg, 250-809-0329 Avail June 1, 3bdrm, 2 full bath, new appl, LG washer/dryer. Clean/bright, ac, fresh paint, .56acre lg yard, fenced, garden, lots of prkg & close to school in nice area. 1800 Duncan Ave E $1450/mo. Len 250-486-8800 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

Summerland, daylight basement suite, 3bdrm, f/s/w/d, fp, $1100 incl. util., 250-490-1700

ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

MONDAY - FRIDAY Front Street Realty Property Management #2 Front St., Penticton, B.C.

250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE

APARTMENTS

• 132 POWER STREET

2 bed, fr/st, includes utilities. Available NOW .............. $850

• 873 FORESTBROOK DRIVE

2 bed, 3rd floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, secure parking. Available NOW .......................................................... $1,100

• 217 ELM AVENUE

Spacious 1 bed near beach, 3rd floor, fr/st, dw, w/d, includes cable. Available NOW ..................................... $900

• 3311 WILSON STREET

2 bed, 2 bath, fr/st, dw, w/d. Available JULY 1st ....... $1,250

2007 Dodge Caliber, like new, well cared for, 28,100kms, driven locally by female. $14,000 250-689-1187 2007 Ford Mustang Convertible, V6 Auto/great gas mileage, no winter driving. 37,000 miles, chrome mag wheels $16,900 250-490-0690

Cars - Sports & Imports

Transportation

Adult

Recreational/Sale

Trucks & Vans

Escorts

2006 Monterey 26’ trailer, loaded, bunk,, 4300lbs., mint, ext. warr., $12,900. 764-4256 2006 Trailcruiser 27’ 5th wheel ultra lite, white, w/lg slide, full awning, microwave, a/c, 4pc bath, $14,900. 250-558-4151 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 Very clean liteweight 20’ tandem trailer, sleeps 3+, must see! $6800. 250-545-2967

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 . 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 2006 Nissan Titan 4x4, ex cab 150KM, full load, very good cond. $13,900. 250-308-2225 95 Aerostar van auto, $1200obo 250-809-1801. 2000 Ranger V6, 5spd $4900obo 250-497-8506 Reduced, 1999 Dodge Caravan, auto, 129,000kms, seats 6, one owner, well-maintained, $3000obo, 250-493-4799, 250-809-9849 (cell)

Scrap Car Removal

Cars - Domestic 1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215.

Transportation

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $600

1 bdrm, top flr, south facing, balcony, elevator, fridge, stove, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A316) $625 1 bdrm grd flr near Skaha Beach, fridge, stove, a/c, coin-op laundry. Avail. May 1 (A380) $725 2 bdrm at 150 Skaha Pl., f,s, balcony, elevator, near Skaha Beach. Avail. Now (A360) $795 2 bdrm 55+ apts, incl. heat and cable, new balcony, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail. Now and May 1 (wt 203/302/306) $1000 2 bdrm, 2 bath faces west and east, 3 balconies, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Now (OT425)

HOUSES: $1000 2 bdrm +den, on Government St., f,s, w.d, close to schools, unfin. bsmt. Avail. Now (H608) $1100 3 bdrm, +den, near school, 2 bath, no appl. Older home, lrg yard. Avail. Now (H684) $1200 2 bdrm + den home on quiet street, 5 appl, fenced yard, large deck, pet ok. Avail. May 1 (H742) $1300 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, f,s, w.d, large fenced yard, near Skaha Beach, carport, 1 year term lease req’d. (H561) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

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

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

Trucks & Vans 1986 Mazda B2000 Standard, $550 OBO 250-276-6365 1993 GMC ext cab, 2 wheel dr, 208kms, loaded, nice cond $4000. 250-493-0618 1995 Windstar, new brakes, replaced transmission. excellent van, can view at 55 Van Horne St., 250-490-4717

Cars - Domestic

WE ARE CRAZY PRICE!

Boats 8’ pontoon boat with oars,seat & pump.Cimarron classic model $295 Used once (250)8629447 SHARED OWNERSHIP late model 40’ - 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

Adult Escorts EXXXOTIC Slim Curvy Jasmine 24yr. Super Busty Casey 21yr in/out 250-859-9584

Cars - Domestic

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

A Hardbody 4 Hire, 30 years, 34B-26-30, 5’4”, 120 lbs, green-eyed sweetheart, tight, toned, tanned & talented, Daytime specials, 250-462-3510 IN/OUT Penticton Beautiful Korean Girl, Ruby, 23 years old, 110lbs, 5’4”, 34C-25-35, hot, sexy & lovely, 778-476-2232 Blue Eyed Bikini Babe Jenna 20yrs Hot Chocolate Treat Tiara 19yrs 250-859-9584 roommates.escort-site.com CHAT live with Charley’s girls and guys. 1-900-528-1051, 1-900-548-1051, 1-900-7831051. MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant, Penticton & area (out calls), 250-809-7444

Make sure your advertising message reaches maximum readership! The Western is your best bet... 2250 Camrose St. 250-492-3636

Cars - Domestic

DEALING! LOOKS GREAT!

MINT!!

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance 303 HP

2004 Lincoln LS V8

2008 Saturn VUE XR FWD SUV

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

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

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

$

9,998

$

15,998

4X4 LIMITED

NEW ARRIVAL

$

19,998

LOW KMS!

2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

2010 Toyota Matrix 4Dr. Hatchback

2006 Chev HHR 4Dr. Sedan

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

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

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

$

$

18,998

$

16,998

14,998

ON THE SPOT FINANCING O.A.C. BLACK BEAUTY

JUST LANDED

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4

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Date 2011

Location

Penticton

Tue. May 3

RDOS Boardroom, 101 Martin Street

Summerland

Wed. May 4

District of Summerland Council Chambers, 13211 Henry Ave

Osoyoos

Thu. May 5

Sonora Centre, 8505 68th Ave

Keremeos

Mon. May 9

Elks Hall, 504 8th Ave

Oliver

Tues. May 10

Oliver Parks and Recreation Community Hall, 36003 79th Street

Princeton

Wed. May 11

Princeton and District Community Skills Centre (Wellness Centre), 206 Vermilion Ave

Okanagan Falls

Thu. May 12

Okanagan Falls Elementary Gymnasium, 1141 Cedar Street

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Can’t make it? Get the info online at www.rdos.bc.ca and email your comments to beintheloop@rdos.bc.ca by May 24, 2011.

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