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Albas maintains Tory’s hold on riding BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

“My name is Dan Albas and I am proud to be your new member of Parliament for the Okanagan Coquihalla,” the former Penticton city councillor told a fired-up crowd of Tories at the Penticton Golf and Country Club Monday night. The jubilance that greeted Albas’ first speech as an elected federal representative grew steadily throughout Monday evening as his supporters watched election results pour in, eventually confirming Albas’ crushing 53.6-per-cent win as well as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new 167-seat Conservative Party of Canada majority government. The 34-year-old Albas will now replace retiring Conservative cabinet minister Stockwell Day as the riding’s MP. “I would like to thank the person most responsible for my being in this position tonight: my wife, Tara,” Albas glowed. “She has supported my involvement in civic affairs and come to appreciate the great good that can be done for communities and families by effective, responsive and well-led government.” Crediting the work of Conservative volunteers and supporters throughout the riding for his win, Albas also thanked Day and his wife, Valorie, for their leadership and many years of public service. “When I go to Ottawa, I look forward to making sure your interests are heard and defended and perhaps even rewarded,” Albas said. “More than anything else, I promise to invest my time, my energy and my passion in serving the constituents of this riding. “My view of government places trust not in any one person or party,

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INCOMING CONSERVATIVE Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas receives a congratulatory hug from MP Stockwell Day’s executive assistant Doug Sharpe during Monday’s Conservative rally at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. Sharpe announced his decision to retire Tuesday.

but where it belongs, in the people. The responsibility to live up to that trust is also where it belongs in their elected leaders. That special relationship between people and their elected leaders is one I will honour for as long as you will allow me to serve.” Albas paraphrased the late former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. “I pledge to balance my willingness to do good in Ottawa with the knowledge that government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us,” Albas said. “I promise you that when the next parliament convenes I will fight hard; I will fight fair; and I will fight long into the night to advance the Conservative agenda.” Albas’ nearest competitor New Democrat David Finnis garnered


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24.1 per cent of the votes cast, while Liberal John Kidder received 10.9 per cent and Dan Bouchard of the Green Party got 9.4 per cent. Independent conservative Sean Upshaw received 1.6 per cent and independent Dietrich Wittel got 0.3 per cent. A total of 62.5 per cent of the Okanagan Coquihalla’s 85,117 registered electors voted in the election, with a total of 53,229 ballots cast. After his speech, Albas pledged to continue to be the same kind of hard-working representative in Parliament that he was in Penticton council chambers, while building on Day’s efforts and successes. “I’m going to continue that legacy of strong representation by door-knocking, by doing telephone town halls and by putting together a blog to communicate with people

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throughout the riding,” said Albas. “(The Conservative caucus) is going to get a team player who understands how to ask tough questions and who is willing to work with people to get things done, because at the end of the day we are all serving the same taxpayer and the people want results. “It comes down to the basic premise of representation, which is that in Canada we have a very wide and diverse country and we want to entertain a large amount of opinion — and if so, you are going to see people from all different walks of life and different ages and I think that is a good thing because we need to represent all of Canada.” Nationally the Conservatives took 39.6 per cent of the popular vote for 167 seats, while the New Democratic Party received 30.6 per cent gaining 102 seats; the Liberals

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captured 18.9 per cent for 24 seats; the Bloc Quebecois 6.1 per cent for four seats and the Green Party 3.9 per cent for one seat. Albas said the Tories won their majority by talking about issues that resonate with Canadians. “When I talked to people around the riding, I was hearing the same things,” said Albas. “People liked the direction of the country but they were concerned about jobs for themselves, their children or their grandchildren. They were worried about their pensions. They were worried about safer streets. They wanted to see some changes and they were saying go back and get things done. “The people have spoken and they have spoken very loudly. They want some stability and they want a strong stable Conservative government. And I am proud to be part of that change.”

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Charges laid in Osoyoos blaze KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff


An 18-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a weekend fire in Osoyoos that destroyed two businesses. Phoenix Raymond Seillo Lonsdale, also known as Phoenix Killian McGourty, appeared in the Penticton courthouse on Tuesday facing one count of arson. Osoyoos fire chief Rick Jones said they were called out to the Osoyoos Christian Ministry Thrift Store on Main Street at around 8:48 a.m. Sunday. “All the windows were dark and the building was filled with smoke. As soon as we opened the door we could see the flames inside and the battle started,” said Jones. The majority of the smoke came from the thrift store, but the adjacent building, the Dollar Smart Discount store, was also being consumed by the fire. Jones said fire crews finished fighting the blaze around 4 p.m. and were called back out Monday morning around 4:30 a.m. because of a small flare up. “Right now it is in the investigating stage. The fire commission office is coming down from Kamloops and they are going to speak with us to help determine the cause. If items have to be sent away for testing it could take awhile before the cause can be determined,” said Jones, adding they are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation and no dollar value could be estimated on the loss. The fire department kept the fire from spreading to other neighbouring businesses whose firewalls also prevented the fire from jumping. Jones said the CIBC, Lakeside Travel and a dental clinic all suffered smoke damage and some had water damage.

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Election redefines political landscape KRISTI PATTON AND STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

With tears streaming down her face a local college student feared what the next four years will look like with a Conservative majority. “This will be four years of hell,” said the student who preferred not to give her name. While at NDP candidate David Finnis’ election night party the student said uncertainty over tuition fees going up, funding for students getting cut and concern over women’s issues scared her. “I was hoping there would be some change in the country over this election. I’m living on no money and it’s hard to put food on my table and gas in my car. The Conservative government doesn’t represent Canadians, they represent corporations. For women and students this is horrible,” she said. Finnis came in second in the Okanagan Coquihalla riding with 12,853 votes (24.1 per cent). The announcement that the NDP would be the official Opposition brought some cheering. “We are the party that jumped the most seats, it’s an incredible number. Forming the Opposition and topping over 100 seats are milestones,” said Finnis. “All of that changes the dynamics within the country, I think significantly. It will alter the way things happen. There will obviously be a different Parliament. One of the things I tried to bring forward in the forums was that Jack Layton and I both want to work with other people and that is what worries me. Is the prime minister going to even recognize that there is an opposition across the floor?” Finnis credited what has been called the orange surge with the number of votes he received in the Okanagan Coquihalla riding. Even though there is a strong Conservative base, Finnis said he encountered many voters who wanted to see change. Finnis, who comes from a background in Summerland municipal politics, added maybe that was what also encouraged people to vote for Conservative candidate Dan Albas. “You may have seen his face around here a lot and maybe that is one of the reasons people wanted to elect him — they wanted him out of

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LIBERAL CANDIDATE John Kidder watches the election returns come in Monday night, showing the Liberal Party reduced to just 34 seats.

city council,” joked Finnis. A month ago, John Kidder had high hopes he would be able to engineer a Liberal victory in Okanagan Coquihalla, hopes that were dashed Monday night as poll results quickly indicated a Stockwell Day-like landslide for new Conservative candidate Dan Albas. Not surprisingly, there were a few sombre moments at the local Liberal headquarters, but Kidder did his best keep up the spirits of his supporters and volunteers in the light of the overwhelming Liberal defeat, both nationally and in Okanagan Coquihalla. Rather than focusing on the defeat, Kidder, focused on the rebuilding the Liberal Party was

going to have to do, likening it to the progress the party made locally, where he said they went from six volunteers to 600 in the course of a month. “What we have done here is the beginning of what the Liberal Party has to do across the country,” he said, close to tears himself as he recounted the accomplishments and thanked his supporters. “My heart goes out to all of you. It’s been, truly, the most humbling thing I have ever done … just so many people to come together, pull together to support me,” said Kidder. Kidder also linked the Liberal’s poor performance locally (5,815 votes for 10.9 per cent) to what was going on nationally.

“I think the national trends have overwhelmed us,” he said. “The truism in this business is 85 per cent of the campaign is the national campaign. We have seen an incredible surge for Jack Layton and it’s translated to all of the NDP candidates across the country.” Kidder said he’s planning to keep to his commitment to stick it out for a second election in Okanagan Coquihalla. But first he plans to relax a little with his campaign manager and partner, Alexandra Paproski. “Number one, I am going to take Allie to Ashcroft, we’re going to turn a city girl into a country girl. That’s going to be an interesting thing to do for a while,” said Kidder. The crowd at Green Party candidate Dan Bouchard’s election gathering cheered loudly when party leader Elizabeth May clinched her seat, and jeered, “this is a disgrace,” as the local results rolled by on the ticker showing Albas had won. May won the first elected seat in history for the Green Party. “We made history tonight,” said Bouchard. “We got our foot in the door, so we are going to let these two duke it out for the next four years then we are going to come in storming.” Bouchard pointed out the seat count on the television and how there was one seat marked “other.” He said it was obviously May’s seat and just a reflection of how some media and polls didn’t relate to the sentiment on the ground, pointing out systemic flaws within the electoral system and media. Still, Bouchard said he expected a better result than the 4,997 votes he received for fourth place (9.4 per cent) for the Green Party in the Okanagan Coquihalla riding. “There is still room for improvement, and if you look across this room tonight you will see grey hairs all the way down to young kids. Our whole strategy was to engage the widest demographic possible. We have just seen an absolute landslide and maybe we didn’t speak loud enough to the alternative, but I’m not sure how much policy played into this result,” said Bouchard. “I’m sad for Canada today, but I’m hopeful this will help show us how polarized we have become and what becomes of that.”

NDP’s Atamanenko wins third term in Southern Interior STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Conservative Dan Albas wasn’t the only one to walk away from Monday night’s election with a landslide victory in his pocket Like Albas in Okanagan Coquihalla, Alex Atamanenko earned a convincing win at the polls, though he will be carrying the NDP banner in Ottawa. “It was a pretty good victory,” said the understated Atamanenko, who garnered almost 51 per cent of the votes cast in the B.C. Southern Interior riding. Atamanenko captured 25,176 votes, well ahead of Conservative Stephen Hill with 19,276, the Green Party’s Bryan Hunt with 3,173 and



Liberal Shan Lavell with 1,872. Historically, Atamanenko has had strong support. He was first elected in 2006 with 49 per cent of the popular vote, and won again in 2008, nearly 6,000 votes ahead of Conservative Rob Zandee, his closest challenger. This time, however, the strong turnout to support Atamanenko and the NDP was mirrored across the country as the NDP surged into the role of official Opposition for the first time. “I felt elated and happy, the fact we got all those seats, but at the same time, I felt quite discouraged that we were seeing a Conservative majority,” said Atamanenko. “It puts quite a tremendous responsibility on our shoulders as the official Opposition, to hold those guys accountable. It’s going to be really hard.”

There will be two big changes for the NDP as they take up their new role, according to Atamanenko. Assuming he retains the agriculture critic portfolio, he says there will be more NDP members on the Agriculture Committee that just himself. “It will also give our party more chances to ask questions in the house, being the official Opposition,” he said, referring to parliamentary rules that proportion questions according to how many members each party has in the House. “So we will be able to get all those issues out, more than we have in the past,” he said. Atamanenko attributes the strong support he received to the work he and his staff have been trying to do, noting that they had six campaign offices distributed throughout the large riding,

each of which had new volunteers, people that had never come out before. “This side of the riding, in the Kootenays, has been traditionally New Democrat. We’ve got this traditional basis and then what I’ve been trying to do … is to build that base in the western part of the riding,” he said. “We even won a few polls in Oliver, which is an encouraging sign.” The next step, however, is to get his office back up and running. “Right now, I am just sifting through all of the material that piled up in my MP office during the campaign, because I wasn’t allowed to do any of this work,” he said. “I am just going through all of that stuff right now and hopefully our office will be back on track next week.”

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About 40 people braved the cold and windy rain Monday evening in front of Penticton City Hall to protest efforts to potentially bring a new medium security provincial correctional centre to the city. Attendees held signs and chanted slogans urging council not to pursue the prison — most of council, at least. There to support the protesters, Coun. Garry Litke told the crowd he will bring a notice of motion to council proposing that the city hold a referendum asking residents whether they are in favour of a correctional facility within the city boundaries. “I understand that there is a cost attached to holding a referendum but this is too important not to,” Litke said after the rally. “We had referendums on Munson Mountain, the casino and the South Okanagan Events Centre. We can’t do something like this without a referendum.” Litke noted that the Village of Lumby — another potential location for the centre which the provincial government has said will be built somewhere in the Okanagan — held a referendum on Saturday to include their community in the decision-making process. The overall preliminary results of that vote show those who oppose the facility outnumbered those in favour by about 200 votes, with voters in Lumby proper supporting it 494 votes to 381 but those in the adjacent Area D of the North Okanagan Regional District voting 727 to 374 against it. Litke said a recent tour of similar correctional facilities in the Lower Mainland had a completely different effect on him than it reportedly had on his colleagues Coun. Mike Pearce and city CAO Annette Antoniak in that it solidified his position against building

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TOM BIJVOET holds up the address for the website while talking to the group of people who took part in Monday’s anti-prison rally in front of Penticton City Hall.

the prison in Penticton. “I am worried about the scale of the building,” said Litke. “The factor that it will be so conspicuous and not camouflaged at all, the way the one is in Port Coquitlam amongst other buildings.” Litke said he is also worried that inmates who are released will want to continue to live in Penticton. “The proponents are saying they won’t want to stick around here once they get out because that is what happens in Surrey. But if you are released from the Surrey correctional facility you are going to leave because why would you hang around Surrey? But when you are released from a Penticton facility you are going to look around and say, ‘Oh, it is pretty nice here, maybe I will stay,’” he said. “The elephant in the room is the remand population. Fifty per cent of the people that will be in the facility will have a wide range of offences. It won’t simply be the 79-day drunk driver who is doing his time. It will be everything. And if you are in remand and you are facing a murder

charge, you are going to be looking to get out of there.” A prison, Litke concluded, does not fit the city’s long-term vision. Penticton resident and rally participant Tom Bijvoet agrees. While not involved in organizing Monday’s protest, Bijvoet is one of a group of residents who have started a petition against building the facility in Penticton. According to Bijvoet, so far the group has collected about 2,500 signatures and has received lots of interest in their website: www.nopentictonprison. com. “We have the website and we have the petition in three downtown stores, but other than that it has been mostly word-of-mouth,” Bijvoet said. “We haven’t done any doorknocking. We haven’t gone out and physically approached people with it. We simply sat in the mall one day fairly passively and waited for people passing by to come up to us unsolicited. “So we are really pleased with the spontaneous reactions we’re getting.”

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Albas brings energy to new role as MP


e would like to congratulate Dan Albas on his convincing election night victory that ushered him in as the new member of Parliament for Okanagan Coquihalla. While Albas may not carry the same political clout as outgoing MP Stockwell Day, we expect he will bring the same energy to his new role that he displayed in Penticton’s council chambers. During his term on council Albas consistently demonstrated a willingness to listen to his constituents on the issues before reaching a decision he felt would be in the best interest of the community. He brought an unparalleled openness to council’s business, even starting a political blog where he could provide information on the matters being debated at City Hall and respond to feedback from the community. We can only hope that Albas’ commitment to openness and transparency will continue as a member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, which has shown a tendency to muzzle its MPs. Albas heads to Ottawa during a time of unprecedented change. Voters handed the Conservatives their first majority government since the days of Brian Mulroney. And the once-proud Liberal Party has been left in shambles, with the NDP now forming the official Opposition. But despite his convincing victory, Albas is not the only one who deserves praise on the local stage. All of the candidates deserve credit for a lively and energetic campaign that brought attention to the many issues being faced by Canada. And while the candidates were able to draw stark contrasts between their positions and those of their political opponents, the local campaigns never resorted to the partisan accusations and name-calling that we have become accustomed to on the national stage. And we were all the winners because of that.

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The world after bin Laden

ing, dong, the witch is dead. Osama bin Laden, the author of the 9/11 atrocity in the United States and various lesser terrorist outrages elsewhere, has been killed by American troops in his hideout in northern Pakistan. At last, the world can breathe more easily. But not many people were holding their breaths anyway. President Barack Obama issued the usual warning when he announced that bin Laden had been killed by American troops in a compound in the city of Abbottabad: “The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al-Qaeda. Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al-Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us.” But that wasn’t quite right either. No doubt attacks will continue to be made in the Arab world in the name of al-Qaeda, but the original organization created by bin Laden has been moribund for years. Outside the Arab world, there have been no major terrorist assaults for about five years now, and bin Laden’s death is unlikely to change that. The whole enterprise was never what it seemed. Bin Laden was a revolutionary before he was a terrorist. His goal was to overthrow existing Arab governments and replace them with regimes that imposed an extreme form of the Salafist (Islamist) doctrine on the people instead.


Once all the Muslims had accepted that doctrine, bin Laden believed, they would benefit from God’s active support and triumph over the outside forces that held them back. Poverty would be vanquished, the humiliations would end, and the infidels (“the Zionist-Crusader alliance”) would be defeated. It was essentially a form of magical thinking, but his strategic thinking was severely rational. Successfulrevolutionsbringing Salafist regimes to power were the key to success, but for the revolutions to succeed they must win mass support among Arab and other Muslim populations. Unfortunately, only a very small proportion of Muslims accepted Salafist ideas, so some way must be found to win them over. That’s where the terrorism came in. Terrorism is a classic technique for revolutionaries trying to build popular support. The objective is to trick the enemy government, local or foreign, into behaving so badly that it

alienates the population and drives people into the arms of the revolutionaries. Then, with mass popular support, the revolutionaries overthrow the government and take power. The Bush administration duly over-reacted to 9/11 and invaded two Muslim countries, Afghanistan and Iraq, on a futile quest to “stamp out terrorism” — which was, of course, exactly what bin Laden and his colleagues wanted the United States to do. However, almost 10 years after 9/11, it is clear that bin Laden’s strategy has failed even though the United States fell into the trap he had set for it. Muslims everywhere were appalled by the suffering inflicted on Afghans and Iraqis, and many condemned the United States for its actions, but they didn’t turn to the Salafists instead. When popular revolutions finally did begin to happen in the Arab world five months ago, they were non-violent affairs seeking the same democracy that secular countries in the West and elsewhere already enjoy. The Salafists have become virtually irrelevant. Which is not to say that there will never be another terrorist attack on the United States. Bin Laden had not been in operational control of alQaeda for many years, because regular communication with the outside world would have allowed U.S. forces to track him down long ago: the compound in Abbottabad had neither tele-

phone nor internet connections. The real planners and actors are still out there somewhere. The question is: what can the Salafists possibly do now that would put their project back on track? And the answer — the only answer — is to goad the United States into further violence against Muslims, in retaliation for some new terrorist atrocity against Americans. There have been no major attempts by al-Qaeda to attack the United States in the past 10 years because it was already doing what the terrorists wanted. Why risk discrediting President George W. Bush by carrying out another successful terrorist attack, even if they had the resources to do so? But the probability of a serious Salafist attempt to hit the U.S. again has been rising ever since American troops began to pull out of Iraq, and President Obama’s obvious desire to get out of Afghanistan raises it even further. Bin Laden’s strategy has not delivered the goods for the Salafists, but they have no alternative strategy. Bin Laden’s death would provide a useful justification for another attempt to hit the U.S., but it wouldn’t really be the reason for it — and it probably wouldn’t succeed, either. Bin Laden’s hopes died long before he did. Gwynne Dyer’s latest book, Crawling from the Wreckage, was published recently in Canada by Random House.

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Protect Penticton from prison Having lived in Abbotsford with a prison so close, I want to tell you that the thought of an escape was always in the back of my mind. I lived with prisoners’ wives on each side of me, and when one of the husbands got weekend releases he was there as well. She gave him an ultimatum, “You go back into prison and I wont wait for you again”. She had two toddlers to raise. He was an “old criminal”. He was of the attitude that was expressed by the TV series Baretta, “You do the crime, you do the time”. On one of his final weekend releases before his final release, he stated to his wife that he would not be going back to prison again. He stated to her that the new criminals were scarier, more violent and did not take responsibility for their crimes. The new criminals believed that their crimes were not their fault, it was society’s fault. I hope he found a job and turned his life around. She seemed

like a struggling mom to me. When the prison rioted, the first to be dispatched to the prison were the RCMP officers that were deemed not essential to the town and surrounding area. Then the army was called and waited with the RCMP officers on the outside of the prison yard for the prison officials to open the gates and let them in. The prisoners were interviewed later and they stated that they were more afraid of the soldiers than the RCMP. Why? Because if a soldier was ordered to shoot, they would follow orders and prisoners would get hurt or killed, while the RCMP officers had to treat the prisoners more politically correct. You know, they have to be ‘kinder and gentler’ and answer for their actions. Who is going to protect to City of Penticton while the RCMP guard the rioting prison? How far away is the closest military facility to back up the RCMP and prison guards? How long does it

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A heartfelt thank you to the Western News for your ongoing coverage of our club’s events — we are getting new riders. On behalf of the Penticton BMX Club, I would like to thank the many businesses who donated to our BMX season open house, held April 2. These contributions led to the fun and success of our event. On April 7, 41 BMX riders came out to our first race night of the 2011 season. A big thank you to: Bike Barn; Bush Pilot Enterprises; Freedom, the Bike Shop; Loco Landing; Quality Plumbing; Ride Okanagan; South Main Market; Tony’s Meats and Deli; Wise Guys Car Wash; and Whole Foods Market. We would like to thank Collee Mini Excavating and Bobcats; Valley Bobcat Service; and Westminster Equipment Rentals for their support and equipment donations used in the maintenance of the BMX track this season. As well, the City of Penticton Parks Department for preparations at Lion’s Park for the BMX open house. Thank you to the following businesses who also supported our BMX calendar: Acklands Grainger; Freedom, the Bike Shop; NAPA Auto Parts; Penticton Honda Centre; Penticton Lock and Key; the Penticton Western News; Sherwood Trophies; Tim Hortons; and The Gym Penticton. Penticton BMX is a local, non-profit organization, run by parent volunteers. As a family sport, we have girls, boys, men and women of all ages competing in local races at Lions’ Park on Monday and Thursday nights from April to October. Penticton BMX welcomes anyone who can ride a bike. The sport of BMX racing allows riders to experience pride in personal and peer accomplishments, while also promoting a positive attitude about sport and fitness. The BMX club greatly appreciates the generosity of local businesses and the community. We encourage users of the BMX track to kindly support these businesses. See you at the track. Kathryn Golbeck, on behalf of Penticton BMX

A corporate tax dodge

We’re all familiar with The Fraser Institute and its findings. What some of us

take to put together the RCMP Riot Squad? Chilliwack’s military base is now a university and the RCMP representative I spoke to said they thought the closest military base with personnel was on Vancouver Island. Seven hours by road if the ferries are working and several hours by air. If the City of Penticton will not build low-cost housing for hard-working minimum wage earners, why would they support the building of a facility that only houses an unproductive population? The jobs that will be created are not ‘happy’ jobs. The job of gaoler is depressing. I have known two gaolers. Both could not wait to find different occupations. One did find another job, he travelled hundreds of miles to get away from the jail and breathes easier and smiles more. His wife rests easier too. The other was trapped. He didn’t think he couldn’t find another job that paid as well. He

may not know is that it’s a tax-free organization that portrays the policies corporations and most of the regular business community wish to have implemented. There is another institution that publishes policies meant to benefit the general populace. It also enjoys tax-free status but depends on socially responsible members of the community for support. It is called the CCPA or Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives. Needless to say, they have much less money to spend, which may or may not contribute to the reason why The Fraser Institute generates much more publicity. In any event, the CCPA has just published research figures that disprove the correlation between tax cuts for business and job creation: In the last 10 years, 198 of Canada’s wealthiest corporations are making 50 per cent more profit while paying 20 per cent less taxes — all the while creating fewer jobs than provided by the general economy. Conclusion: The further transfer of taxes away from corporations as provided for by the HST in the upcoming referendum must be defeated. H.P. Toews Princeton

Teachers unfairly targeted

Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of March 30, in the Western News. This time he’s ranting or about teachers, among others. Without actually using the word, he is trying to revive the always dormant fear of communism. Tom very cleverly leaves out the fact that teachers are intrinsically linked to students, and that smaller classes and more support staff benefit children more than teachers, the greatest good for the greatest number. As to the BCTF not knowing how to “synthesize” information, in regard to the connection raises, staff increases, and the availability of programs, how about Liberals giving their erstwhile leader a 50 per cent increase and the rest of the government 30 per cent or more, not so long ago? Didn’t they know how to synthesize those huge dollars outlays with our provincial programs? Joy Lang Penticton

once told me, “If you knew who was in there you’d burn the place down”. One of the tenants was the sadistic monster that kidnapped a teenage girl and held her in an underground prison for about a year. Use your imagination as to what he did with her. Do the wealthy want to be next to a prison? They can afford security companies and heavy walls and razor wire to protect themselves. How about our aged population (that are increasing in numbers)? How about the minimum wage earners? How about those of us who were transferred here and then chose to stay? I don’t want to have a prison as a local industry. I have been there and finished with it. Put the prison somewhere else, where the real estate is not so valuable. Let our population and tourists relax and enjoy the beauty of the Okanagan. Jane Turnell Penticton

Pass on prison

As I have heard of the possibility of a correctional centre (known as a jail) being built by Penticton, I hope all of us people will write this idea off, completely off. I moved to fine Penticton just a few years ago from the great Prince George. I’m pleased with the good relaxed nature of Penticton’s people. I had lived in PG for 35 years and am pleased (I had changed my careers in 1978 to become a correctional officer) to be in our great BCGE union, still. I’m retired and still pleased to be in our union. It shows to me that any jail would not fit in easily due to lakes at north/south, hills east/west. So what part of our city would we lose? Next, don’t take away parts of our dear Summerland and other small areas. I know only too well what type of caution we’d have to “invent” if any part of a jail was built in our dear city. Kelowna or Kamloops can be far more suitable to build a jail. I hope that any people puzzled by the idea of not having a correctional centre in Penticton contact our BCGE union. Prince George has the proper size to back up for all the needs of a jail. Also follow through with Kamloops/ Kelowna. Linda Flanagan Penticton

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Single mother’s story hits close to home The letter to the Western News on April l5 from Laura Murray brought a flood of tears back to my own situation in l978. Left with four children my world collapsed. My pastor and some members were helpful and I was very thankful. Finances were the biggest concern. Something that was new to me was the blame game that people played. It was her fault — no it was his fault. I gagged at who came crawling out of the woodwork willing to help with a wink, wink and a nod. In the meantime I was having a nervous breakdown. My mother knew a social worker, and this lady helped me by stopping me from committing suicide, getting some kind of help that was available at the time and keeping in touch and offering encouragement as best as she could. I was ever so thankful for this lady’s help and I told her so many times. She has long since deceased but I have never forgotten her help and I am sure as I am sitting here typing this letter that without her help, some or all of my children would have ended up in jail at some point and I would have ended up dead from my own hand or from drugs or alcohol. It took 15 years to get a lien placed on my husband’s property for child support for $75,000, but upon my husband’s death they cancelled the lien. They don’t collect from estates. This was

Telling it like it is

I’d like to commend the Western News for its article of April 1, which included a photo of Phillipe Poisson. Members of the public can readily identify this young man who is the subject of an RCMP and provincial court judge’s warnings. The facts published in the article gave us an in-depth explanation as to why this young man had spent time in an institution before he was 18 years of age and why it was important for the RCMP to issue a warning here in Penticton. Through the reporting of court hearing testimony by Dr. Melinda Nichols, we learned that Poisson will require life-long treatment that she says is not currently available to him here in Penticton. Is it available anywhere? Is he required by law to have that treatment? The Western News (April 13) letter to the editor, by Sherry Ure, states, “Phillipe has not been charged with any offence”. I’d like to point out that while he was not charged or convicted in Penticton, he was placed on a 24-month recognizance at the hearing at Penticton provincial court and that fact can’t be ignored. I believe that despite all the treatments available, nothing short of 24-7 supervision can totally ensure forcing any individual to take their meds and or prevent a suicide. Anne Reinders’ letter of April 13 accuses the Western’s style of presenting the information as “further victimizing Mr. Poisson”. I disagree. I believe that the facts provided the public with a better understanding of the severity of Poisson’s problems while stressing an urgency for us to be more alert. Public safety and a safe environment for our children and grandchildren must be first and foremost a priority over a perpetrator’s rights. We’ve all seen what has happened recently, when Alan Schoenborn, a father who murdered his three little children, was sent to an institution as opposed to a jail because he was found, due to a mental condition, not responsible for his crimes. He was given permission to have escorted day passes. That’s how the legal system works. Meanwhile, the children’s mother, who has become a victim for life due to this crime, has had to bear the brunt of his potential day pass outings and has little in the way of “rights” herself. Thanks to her cousin’s outcry and subsequent action by Barry Penner, that decision was overturned. In the Poisson case, any worker can experience burnout due to high demands in stressful situations, and counsellors do have a tough job dealing with issues that skirt the line when it comes to dealing with serious offenders who

my first experience of being a victim of the system. Imagine my surprise to find out that governments do not look after children or their mothers. Place the children into foster care was their answer. The system is so badly broken and I knew of many mothers who made decisions so they could support their children and felt shame and guilt over these decisions, but they had no choice. A mother will fight anyway she can for her children. I was never divorced so when my husband deceased I applied for survivor’s pension and once again the system said you don’t matter — you were legally married but a common-in-law beats the marriage. Now I am a victim of bigamy in Canada where this is not supposed to exist — polygamy, same sex marriage is OK but not a legal marriage. To all those people who wonder how does a person become a prisoner — they must be terrible people. You have read only one small story from thousands in the same situations — our children did not ask for any problems — they need to be cared for and loved and looked after and supported. Mothers need to supported and honoured for the work they do. I think the system stinks because moms have to put the children in day care, find a job, come home, work some more and raise children, and always having to worry about a roof over your head and food on the table. In my situation all these concerns took a toll on my mental well-

have also been victims. I don’t believe that hiding the facts from the public or keeping potential repeat offender in a protective shell serves anybody’s best interests. I do agree that this young man is entitled to receive the treatment that he requires, and hopefully the powers that be will see to it he gets it. Thank you to the Western for reporting the court hearing like it was. Jean Mitchell Penticton

A Sickle Point lament

The board of RDOS has recently voted to refrain from injunctive action in regard to the destruction of the riparian exclusion area on Sickle Point (This, after voting, unanimously, to seek injunction two years ago.). The consequences of the present vote should have been as predictable as if Penticton council had voted to refrain from the enforcement of parking bylaws. A gravel road has since been constructed across the most sensitive northeastern tip of The Point to connect to a beached log which appears to have morphed into a dock. This road has now veered to the south and appears poised to run along the narrow sand spit which gives Sickle Point its name. The destruction of prolific songbird habitat is nearly complete. Sickle Point is (was) a precious example of a “dry” marsh which was once probably typical habitat along the shores of the Okanagan lakes, but which largely disappeared during the environmental dark ages of the past century. The community of Kaleden fought to preserve The Point from development during the ‘90s and possibly earlier. Now at the dawn of what will, of absolute necessity, universally become the century of the environment we are about to lose it through a series of RDOS blunders. This dark comedy will be complete if (when) RDOS approves a five-lot subdivision of The Point. This would (will) amount to environmental vandalism on a scale not seen in the Okanagan for many years. We are going to witness a “paved paradise” extending deep into the vital guts of Skaha Lake. Neal Burnett Kaleden

Council tours on taxpayers’ dime

So city council takes it upon themselves to tour correctional facilities on the coast? And on who’s dime, the taxpayers? Why are we wasting not only money but time on this visit. I’d like to know also how many who went were against the prison proposal. Seems like a pretty biased situation to me.

being. Stress does that to a person. The people have a chance to put their money where their mouth is. The letter from Laura Murray was written April l5, 2011 and my story happened May 7, 1978. Has anything changed? You have a chance to help a young man (no strings attached) to stay in college. You have a chance to give some breathing room to this mom. The people can do a lot. SADI in Summerland needs financial help. People can step up to the plate and take back the power of the people and put children and seniors at the top of the list. There should be no need for food banks or anyone living on the street. It is up to the people to take a stand. People need to focus on prevention and intervention. This means time and money, but money well spent on human beings. We are the people. We need to write letters and bring common sense back to Canada. Get our own country in order and then reach out. Now it’s the brown envelope time — not enough to live on — thankful it’s there but needs to be increased by $600 a month to cover those luxury items like shelter and food. Seniors like to help their grandchildren, but if you don’t have the money, you can’t do a thing. S.A. Hackle Summerland

Putting a prison in Penticton is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of. This is a tourist destination and should be marketed as such. Would they put a prison in Napa Valley, or Sonoma, or on top of Whistler? Penticton has been called the “jewel of the Okanagan” and council wants to tarnish that by pushing this prison idea. And what jobs is this really gonna create? Correctional workers can’t wait for this to go through, as they would be happy at the thought of a transfer to our “God’s Country”. I’m extremely disappointed and disgusted at this council and past, Penticton is clearly going in the wrong direction. I’d like to know also, who’s gonna build it? Another construction firm from Ontario? And we overlook another promising and reasonable all inclusive bid by a local construction company? Let’s not forget what happened to the SOEC. People should have been held accountable for that ballooned price. Furthermore, council should let Global do their job and book as many acts as possible. This selection committee of city council members is silly, what experience do they have in booking events? Don’t they realize the economic impact the SOEC leaves, and the jobs that are created from that? Look at the events Prospera has just booked now, and our building is vacant. Lastly, a prison will hurt our city and its real estate, period. This is a tourist destination dream, so build on that. I wonder who really benefits from this prison push. People of Penticton, I strongly urge you not to vote for this prison, and to really make sure you go out to the polls come election time and vote for a council who have a better vision of Penticton. I, for one, will move if this prison happens. Mark LeBlanc Penticton

Councillor listens to the people

Coun. Garry Litke should be commended for expressing his views against the prison proposal during a recent council meeting. So there is at least one councillor who listens to the people he represents. Comments from councillors Vassilaki and Pearce and Mayor Ashton about Litke’s timing are hypocritical to say the least, given the fact that they slipped the pro-prison decision — which will shape the future of the city for 50 years — into two council meetings under “business arising from in-camera”. In other words: they did not put it on the agenda. And I am sure Coun. Litke, who was absent for personal reasons from the meeting where the decision was made, felt blindsided at that

point. He did not have a chance to voice his position then, so it was his democratic duty to us to do it now. As far as Vassilaki’s accusation of electioneering, all councillors will eventually be judged by the electorate on their actions. Following his line of thinking, any statement that any councillor makes on a major issue could be labelled ‘electioneering’. That goes for both sides in the prison debate. And there is no question that if by November the prison proposal has not been taken off the table, it will be election issue number one. The mayor and the other councillors should be well advised to consider where they stand in comparison to the vast majority of the population of Penticton on this issue. Tom Bijvoet Penticton

Points against prison

Let’s look at locating a prison in Penticton from the aspects of planning. Geography: The city is hemmed in by its lakes and steep hillsides, and because of its limited size a prison complex will be overbearing and cannot be readily assimilated in its structure. Economics: Numerous letter writers are questioning a positive spin-off of a prison within the city. Of particular note is the letter by Denis O’Gorman. Socially: A prison population and its connotation is difficult to reconcile with Penticton’s population makeup because of its relative small size and its very high percentage of seniors. Environmental impact on existing development: The Cantex location will adversely affect the residential development to the south located at a higher plateau directly looking over the area. The Carmi location will also negatively affect the neighbouring residential development of Columbia Heights. Environment: The Campbell Mountain location will have a detrimental impact on wildlife, the rural ambiance and the year round existing outdoor recreational activities directly related to the landscape. Pollution: There is a potential of light pollution. I hope that the province won’t make a decision prior to the forthcoming municipal election so that the unilateral decision by the current council can be nullified by a council attuned to reality and the wishes of the majority of its citizens. John Cornelissen Penticton

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LEROI BENT (left), dressed in fancy regalia, dances round the gym at the new Outma Squil’xw school. Above, Chief Jonathan Kruger holds a ceremonial staff high as he leads the grand entry and right, Coun. Joseph Pierre also joins the dancing (below) to celebrate the opening of the cultural school.

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PIB celebrates culture STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Last weekend, the halls of the new Outma Squil’xw Cultural School at the Penticton Indian Band were filled, not just with the sounds of children, but the pounding of drums and dancing. Students have actually been in the school since

early April and though the official grand opening of the building is scheduled for June, the band decided it was time to hold a powwow, celebrating their culture and the achievement of creating a new school where that culture can be passed to succeeding generations. “It’s a vision that we have had for a long time,

to have our own school, on reserve, so that kids can come down learn the culture and the language,” said PIB Coun. Joseph Pierre, whose responsibilities include the education portfolio. “It’s taken us over 20 years to get here and now that it is here, we can just continue that momentum.” Pierre’s grandfather,

also Joseph, said it was an event he though he would never see in his lifetime. In that time, he said, his children have grown and have their own children. “One day he will have kids that come here,” said the elder Pierre, indicating Coun. Pierre. “And the rest of the people, the community, they will enjoy this for a long time.” Chief Jonathan Kruger explained that in addition to ensuring a cultural legacy for the community’s children, the new school will also serve as a community venue for more events like Saturday’s powwow. “A celebration like this has been coming for a long time and I am just honoured to be here, with everyone, enjoying this beautiful building,” said Kruger. “Get out there and dance and have a good time.”


Mother Mother brings fresh sounds REBECCA SELVIG Western News Staff

With a successful new album, Eureka, described as their most “tenacious and undaunted” album yet, Mother Mother is set to stop in Penticton for a show at the Barking Parrot this Friday. Formed in 2005, Mother Mother has gained notoriety within the indie music scene with three albums and nonstop touring — to sold out concerts — that delivers an experience that band members describe as a

“raucous carousel.” Their single The Stand with it’s eccentric, pop-rock sound has been recognized as the No. 1 most added track to Alternative Rock radio. The band, originally from Vancouver, chose to name their newest album Eureka because of the connotations of epiphany and exciting discovery. Incongruently, a neon-coloured lion is featured on the cover of the recently released album, which represents “the animal instinct in us to pursue these breakthroughs; a predatory sense to hunt

for deeper truth,” according to Molly Guldemond, the band’s vocalist, synth player and cover art artist. Their quirky band name was chosen because of its supposed ambiguous quality: “The word (represents) things both hard and soft, vengeful, yet peaceful and nurturing — kind of like our music,” said the band’s front man — and Molly’s brother — Ryan Guldemond. Later, the band added another mother to the name to avoid potential legal trouble with other bands of the same name.

Unlike many musicians that seek influence from bands both past and present, Mother Mother avoids emulating others. The band tries to be tasteful and creative without hearkening to their heroes or current fascinations, Guldemond said, explaining that Mother Mother hopes to stay relevant, ever changing, and happy. The May 6 show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.



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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 250-4943002. 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. ROTARY BOOK SALE is at the Penticton Curling Club from May 2 to 7. It runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has Learning in Retirement with Vee Dewar at 10 a.m. on 696 Main St. at the United Church. Call to register 250-487-7455. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has a lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m. upstairs.


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sions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at or 250-498-4959. PEACHCITYTOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-486-0601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-7708093. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250492-7623 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more information. F ALLS O KANAGAN SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. THE LEGION LADIES lunch bunch will meet at the Penticton Golf and Country Club, at 11:45 a.m. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Monday in the hall, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Come and get in shape, everyone is welcome. Phone Dot 250-492-5400.

S OUTH O KANAGAN IMMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous Pizza from 4 to 7 p.m. Free musical bingo at 7 p.m. Prizes. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. ANAVETS HAS DROP-IN pool at 6 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centure has table tennis starting at 7 pm at 2965 South Main St. For more information call Francis at 778-476-4916 or or Brian at 250-492-0578. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has fun darts at 7 p.m. THE FOURTH ANNUAL Mind Over Matter art and cultural event presented by the Penticton & Area Co-operative Enterprises concludes with the strawberry social art auction from 7 to 9 p.m.


ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts/ pool and karaoke by Anita starts at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds to charity. More than Meatloaf with Steve and Celeste Presby at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall of 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty.

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FOAMY FUN — Kate Piche is up to her neck in the jump pit while classmate Tyson Carrier attempts to right himself at Springers Gymnastics Adventures in the Cannery. The pit has been filled entirely with new foam and spring programs are now underway.

SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250493-0789 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. 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. 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. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY Dave Johnson offers gentle hiking, walking group from 9 to 10 a.m. on 696 Main St. THE PENTICTON GEOLOGY and Lapidary Club is holding its annual Demonstration Days from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.

to 6 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. PENTICTON UNITED CHURCH is having a gigantic yard sale. Antiques, collectable tables, books, toys, kitchenware will be among the items available. Open Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a quarter for the door.


DO SOMETHING A little different for your Mom this year on Mother’s Day, May 8. Two departure times: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and view the beauty of May from your seat on the Mother’s Day Train. Each Mom receives a flower and a cup of tea. Reservations are required. Call 1-877-4948424. GRANDMOTHERS FOR AFRICA is having its fourth annual Burger and Beer pub night at the Barking Parrot. The evening features dinner, entertainment, silent auctions and lucky draws May 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $10, are available from Grandmother members or the Lakeside Hotel front desk, or by calling 250-493-0076.

Some tickets may be available at the door. Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign, supporting the grandmothers and AIDS orphans of Africa. ROYAL LEPAGE IN Penticton is participating in the National Garage Sale for Shelter on May 14 in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Penticton’s event will be at the Penticton Curling Club with residents encouraged to bring items to the club from May 9 to 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. THE OLIVER RIDING Club is hosting its annual fundraiser for Children’s Wish Foundation on May 14. Registration is at 9 a.m., with two-hour rides starting at 10 a.m. and one-hour rides at 10:30 a.m. Rides will start at the home of Geoff and Janet Neily on 4188 Green Lake Rd. Lunch will be supplied to all riders, lots of parking, washroom facilities and water for horses. No dogs allowed. Pledge sheets can be picked up at many local businesses or visit (www.childrenwish. ca/provincialwishtrailride. Pledges over $25 are tax deductible.

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It took just one game for the South Okanagan Flames lacrosse team to improve on its winless (two ties and 12 losses) season last year in the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. The Flames opened the season Friday by handing the Kamloops Venom, the defending provincial champions, an 8-4 loss at Memorial Arena. The Flames then hit the road to take on the Kamloops Rattlers and edged them 10-9. “It’s a great way to start the season off, especially against Kamloops,” said Flames coach Tony Ramsay. “To knock off the defending provincial champions was a great feeling. The kids played really, really well. I was really impressed with the effort that they put out.” A 37-save effort by Dean Grimm in goal was followed up by another stellar performance in which he faced 50 shots by the Rattlers. “He has a great arm. He helps with our offence,” said Ramsay on Grimm. “The guys know that once the stop has been made, they just need to break and Dean will get them the ball. We got a


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lot of goals that way. It keeps the defence on their heels.” “I felt pretty good,” said Grimm. “They played

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really well. A lot better than last year.” Grim said it felt good to beat the Venom because “they were acting like they

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four after two innings before the Phillies blew the doors open with seven runs in the third and fourth innings. Sharing the pitching duties for Summerland were Mathew Ganie, Spencer McIntosh and Dawson Jenner. Summerland Nesters Market closed its weekend with a 10-8 win against Rutland No.3. Tied at six after three innings, Rutland scored one in the fourth to retake the lead. It didn’t last long as Summerland’s offence stayed hot to score four in the fourth and solidify the win.

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against the Rattlers came from Brad Deshane (a goal and three assists), Chris Pond and Quinn Ramsay with two each, Ben Whiles, Mitch Walton, Liam Neary, Derek Grimm and Jacob Hollenbeck with a goal each. Ramsay would like to see the defence improve as he said his players were not as tight, and part of the reason was a result of players missing from the lineup. He also wasn’t a fan of the officiating. While collecting two wins gives Ramsay reason to be happy, he feels the Flames are starting to believe in what they can do. “It lets us have faith that we could beat the next team,” said Walton, who feels their success will draw more fans to Memorial Arena. “First couple of games I thought it was impressive how good we could do together. I’m pretty confident about how we’re going to do.” With the Flames next game Saturday in Vernon against the Tigers then at home against the Kelowna Raiders on Monday (7:30 p.m. start), Ramsay has his team focused on basics this week. He also wants to see his players being consistent for 60 minutes.

medal following a controversial semifinal at the Burnaby Spring Blast tournament. The Vees faced the defending champion Burnaby Bulldogs. With six minutes remaining, Tommy Waterman appeared to score, but the referee waived off the goal as he didn’t see it go in. Three minutes later, a Burnaby player intercepted Cam Glibbery’s clearing attempt with his shot hitting the post. The referee stopped play and signaled a goal. After realizing his error, a penalty shot was awarded. During the penalty shot, the Burnaby player lost control of the puck and goalie Taylor Scott made the save only to have the rebound go in and count. After much discussion that included the linesman, the goal stood. Later, the Vees were called for too many men when they pulled their goalie. Realizing the mistake, a faceoff was taken at centre eliminating any chance for the Vees to get the equalizer.


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Sporting a wide grin, Danny Watkins looked up and acknowledged the hoots and hollers from the upper deck of Radio City Music Hall in New York with an emphatic thumbs-up. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound West Kelowna product had just been chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round — 23rd overall — of the National Football League draft. In the stands Thursday night providing celebratory support were five of Watkins’ friends and colleagues from the West Kelowna fire department, all of whom were invited by the talented Baylor University lineman to share in one of the most significant moments of his life. Much to his surprise, the cheering section also included members of the Fire Department of New York. “This is unreal,” Watkins said on ESPN. “I knew the boys were going to

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DANNY WATKINS was chosen 23rd overall by the Philadephia Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft.

be here, but they brought others with them. I thought there was going to be a riot.” Watkins, whose first passion was firefighting, never played football before the age of 22. But on the gridiron

he was a quick study and, after two seasons at Butte College in California and two more at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he developed into one of the most sought after prospects in U.S. college football.

Joining Watkins in New York from the West Kelowna fire department were Fire Chief Wayne Schnitzler, captains Lionel Bateman, Todd Moore, Pat Harmata and firefighter Richard Bliss.

All paid a visit to a Ground Zero, site of the World Trade Center where 343 firemen lost their lives during the events of 9/11. “These guys have had a hand in helping me become who I am today,” Watkins said of his firefighting colleagues. “I owe a lot to them and this was a way to pay them back.” Watkins, who was drafted fourth overall last spring by the B.C. Lions, is the first Canadian to be chosen in the first round of both the the NFL and CFL drafts since Mike Schad in 1986. An offensive tackle during his university career, it’s believed Watkins — a Mt. Boucherie grad — will be converted to a guard at the professional level. How soon Watkins’ pro career in Philadelphia will actually begin remains in question. A lockout by NFL teams is threatening the start of the 2011 season.



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Sports Opening round closes with Cup-winning feel T he way the Vancouver Canucks celebrated their round-one series win over the Chicago Blackhawks, some would think the Stanley Cup was won after Alex Burrows wired a slapshot past Cory Crawford. The only things missing were the Stanley Cup and beloved NHL commissioner Gary Bettman giving the Cup to captain Henrik Sedin. “It was so funny. I kind of got that feeling

10 MILER RUNNING RACE The Peach City Runners & Adventure Sports Blossom 10 Miler is happening this Sunday, May 8. The scenic race course put on by the Penticton Pounders Running Club starts just north of Naramata and follows Naramata Road all the way into Penticton. Once in town it goes down Vancouver Avenue onto Lakeshore Drive to finish at the S.S. Sicamous. Intersections will have traffic marshals and drivers are asked to look out for the runners. The course will be open from 10 AM til’ 12 PM. Entry forms are available at Peach City Runners & Adventure Sports. Register before raceday and save $10.

too,” said Tanner Glass when asked if he was thinking they should tone down their celebration. “I feel like we’ve just won something a little more than round-one here.” There’s a lot of Canucks fans who likely wished it was more than that. A friend of mine noted if hockey followed the same system as English Premiere League soccer, in which the team that finishes at the top the standings at season’s end


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the Canucks would have its first. I was the calmest I have ever been watching a Canucks playoff game during Game 7. I chose to keep my emotions in check as I didn’t know what to expect. The only time I sounded like a typical Canucks fan (which one of my co-workers hates – you know, the ones that criticize the team harshlywhen they play bad and become disbelievers and then are back to being true believers when all is good) was when Hank decided to pass up on a scoring chance and when Burrows took an unfortunate penalty to put the Canucks on the penalty kill in overtime. When Burrows buried that winner, I was in disbelief and hugged my buddy Bruce. No screaming. Glass, who played with the Penticton Panthers from 2001-03 and scored 26 goals and collected 79 points in 89 games, said it was a huge relief from an emotional series. “A big monkey off our back to eliminate those guys,” he said. “They have been a thorn in our side the past couple seasons. Good to knock off the Stanley Cup champs in round one.” As the Nashville series started, the pressure was removed. That first game had very little emotion or energy in Rogers Arena. The large chess playing area at Cherry Lane Mall has had more intense action. “It was dead,” said Glass. “It was to be expected coming off an emotional game like the Chicago one. It felt a little bit like just a regular-season game.” Things picked up in Game 2 and is only going to increase in Game 3, which by the time you read this will be in the books. The trends that stand out against Nashville is the play of the goalies, especially Pekke Rinne, who has made some incredible saves and the Canucks lack of offence, which is linked to only a few players showing up. Ryan Kesler has been tremendous with his efforts and deserves to hit the scoresheet. What I’d love to see is an unlikely hero come up clutch. That has always happened in the playoffs.

In Game 7, I made a prediction to some friends that Glass would score the winning goal. A friend said, doesn’t he play on the fourth line? Yeah. The fourth line barely plays he added. Something I also realize, but those are the guys who come to the forefront. When Glass heard this, he laughed. “We didn’t even see a shift in overtime,” said Glass, who played 8:11 in Game 2. “I would like to help you with that.” Glass still dreams of that happening. I’m sure it will happen eventually for the Regina native. Here’s a solution for how the Canucks can get to Rinne. The Canucks should add the Green Men to their lineup as distractions. During the Hotstove on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada telecast of Game 2, the panel talked about how the Green Men have finally reached its peak in bothering NHL players and that the league is now looking into it. “Apparently, Nashville complained to the NHL, and when we got down to our seats on [Saturday] there was a security guard in the box who sat between us and the player,” said Sully, one half of the Green Men, told the Vancouver Sun. “It’s absolutely ridiculous. We don’t do anything wrong or illegal. We’re on the cover of and they’re using video of us on their website, but we have to tone down what we do. It’s very confusing.” Seriously Nashville? You guys are bothered by this in the penalty box? The Canucks should consider having the two fans join them on their charter so they can do the same in Nashville. If and when the Canucks do beat the Predators, what is that celebration going to be like? Is it possible for the Canucks to top their celebration after they finally crack the code in beating Rinne? The answer could lie in having the Green Men join in. How annoying would that be for the Predators?

Emanuel Sequeira is the sports editor of the Penticton Western News who is giving two thumbs up to the Green Men.

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Travel Walk the ramparts in Morocco Essaouira, Morocco is both a remarkable fortified maritime citadel and a comfortable seaside resort that fulfills all of the holiday-maker’s expectations. Here, walking is an art that is accomplished slowly, as distances are short. On the beach it is possible to take an enchanting horse or camel ride. On the ramparts, you will find yourself scrutinizing the horizon as the artillery men that used the now silent heavy canons certainly once did. In front of the cabinet-maker’s and marquetry workshops, marvel at the talent of the craftsmen. Located in the old Jewish quarter, the mellah, is under restoration as one of the local priorities. The souk’s alleyways lead you to Moulay El Hassan square and its cafés. Fascinating Essaouira confirms its status as an artist’s town. It has always inspired artists and the number of art galleries spread across the town is impressive. The town has many café terraces and chic restaurants. Some of the better placed of these, in addition to offering a refreshing drink or a succulent meal, have views without compare. The immensity of the ocean combined with the maritime heritage is a source of inspiration. At the end of the morning, don’t miss the colourful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to port with their baskets full of fish.



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Funeral Homes


Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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

John Nunes Daryn Pottinger

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

Information ATTENTION RESIDENTIAL school survivors! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further cash compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877988-1145 now. Free service!

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In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of... David Cutler (July 22, 1976 - May 4, 2008)

David Cutler, a beloved Brother, Father, Uncle, Son and Friend. David we miss you dearly, it has been three years since you left us but it seems as though just yesterday your arms embraced us, your smile charmed us and your kindness touched our souls. “It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day you left for home. You left us beautiful memories your love is still our guide and though we can not see you, you are always at our side” David you are too well loved to ever be forgotten. You are always and forever on our minds and in our hearts. May God grant us the strength to carry on until we are together again. Love your family and friends

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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In Memoriam

Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216


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Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

80% COMMISSION Travel Only has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for free seminar, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020.

WINERY Office Admin & Events Coordinator. Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro located on the scenic Naramata Bench is seeking a person with Winery and Hospitality experience for a full-time position. Your job combines Bistro Event coordination with office administration and Winery accounting functions. Experience in Hospitality management, Winery bookkeeping and Office software programs is required. This is a team Hospitality environment so it is essential you interact with co workers and the public in a friendly stress free manner. Compensation Package includes Competitive Salary and group insurance benefits. Submit Resumes via Email to While we thank you for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. View our facilities at or Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook:

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

Children Childcare Available Pam’s Family Daycare, licensed, space avail for child 3yrs & up. Call 250-492-0113

Daycare Centers LITTLE Busy Bees Daycare has 2 spaces available for July 1st. Licensed for 12 yrs. Call 250-497-6996

Employment Business Opportunities

BE YOUR own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website: today. COKE AND Candy Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40K+ per year. Fast and safe investment return. Secure your future. Be the boss! Factory direct pricing 1-888-579-0892 Must Sell

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GOURMET Coffee Business, home based, huge potential. Call 250-491-1228

EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Office Outlet from your home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. No selling required.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools




April 8, 1916 - April 19, 2011

Joseph was born in Etes, Nogrod Megye, Hungary on April 8, 1916 and then immigrating as a young boy to Canada in the late 1920’s. After growing up on a small mixed farm in Warburg, AB, he then moved to Rosedale, AB where he met Elizabeth and was married in 1941. While raising two daughters in Rosedale, Joseph worked in the local coal mines in the Drumheller area. Then moved to Grande Cache, AB and continued to work as a coal miner there. After his working years, Joseph and Elizabeth moved to Penticton in 1983 for retirement, enjoying their home and garden until a move to the Hamlets in 2008. He loved to pick vegetables and fruit in their garden, go for long walks to the beaches and relax in the sun. He also loved his red wine, beer & cheezies. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Head Chef/Kitchen Manager required for Kuskanax Lodge in Nakusp. We specialize in fresh homemade theme menu and operate CMH heli-ski business in the winter. We want an enthusiastic, motivated person with a red seal and a minimum of 3 years experience. We offer competitive wage, benefits. Fax resume to Kuskanax Lodge 250 265-4447 or call 1-800-663-0100 for an appointment.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE LODWICK TRANSPORT Singles wanted. Roundtrip: AB & BC to California. Premium equip., benefits, achievable bonuses. Solid, family oriented company. Reefer freight. TollFree 1-800-265-8374 ext: 228. Fax: 905-564-8381. Email:

Help Wanted

AIRLINES ARE hiring. Train for high paying aviation maintenance career. FAA approved program.Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783

Help Wanted ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. 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 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires fulltime journeyman Automotive Technicians. fax: 250-8325314. Email: 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; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103. Part-Time janitor needed. Please phone after 11am, (250)493-3977

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

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Sales Position

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




Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Cleaning Services


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

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

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.

DAR-CAR TRUCKING Ltd. is now hiring log & gravel truck drivers & buncher, skidder & processor operators. Please fax resume 403-638-4378 or call 403-638-3645 or email: Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. 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, JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. REQUIRED: TJ HD Mechanics for Southern Interior Road Maintenance Company’s Lillooet location. Fax resume to (250)374-4114 or email For further info.

Stuck On Designs, a growing print and customized clothing shop, is currently seeking an experienced full time designer. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Must be able to work with clients, meet deadlines, multi task and function well in a team environment. or fax 250-624-6160 Working 4th Class Engineer with maintenance experience needed for processing plant. Applicant needs to be able to work unsupervised. Bring resume to Colonial Farms 3830 Okanagan Street, Armstong, between 8am & noon. (250)546-3008.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email:

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hydraulic loader/hoe chucker for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email:

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOKS needed immed. with min. 3-5 years experience in AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE. Knowledge of Jaliscostyle cuisine an asset. Must be organized & work well under pressure. $17/hour, 40 hrs per week,+ gratuities. Fax res with ref’s to (250)492-5617 e-mail thevallartagrill@shaw.

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

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

Licensed Trailer Mechanic or Commercial Transport Mechanic with BC Inspection Certificate. Full time with benefit package. $27.50/hr. Fax Resume to 250-545-0683

WHERE do you find the area’s best source for

JOB LISTINGS? Anywhere you find this newspaper. “Your Community Newspaper”

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Financial Services


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Home Improvements


Are you thinking of renovating? Have it done right by a professional with 25yrs exp. Top quality work: carpentry, all flooring, tiling, painting, indoor/outdoor. Ref’s avail, honest and hardworking. Call Ted Lund 250-490-7991 or 250496-5797 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

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

Garden & Lawn Mr. Greenjeans LAWN CUTTING

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MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522 RESIDENTIAL AND Commercial Cleaning Services offered. I have 13 years of experience in the cleaning industry in Penticton. Honest, reliable, diligent. References available on request. Call Jenny @ 250809-4965.

Dave’s Garden & Maint. Specializing in Hedge & Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, garden clean-up and rejuvenation and more. Call for free est. 250-493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, HERBARIA GARDEN and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Eight years exp. Call Paul at 250 493 3362. Now taking booking for upcoming season. Lawn care & yard work once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079 Retired gentleman, has time, tools and experience to make your property look “park like,” also have pick-up truck to remove trash, phone Harry (250)493-8939 ROTOTILLING for your garden $25 & up. 250-490-6065

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

For all your Drywall needs, boarding, painting, taping, interior designs & framing. Big & small jobs, 250-490-4085 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

REAL RENO’S + Legal Basement Suites + Legal Carriage Houses = $$$$ in your pocket + Kitchens + Bathrooms + Sundecks Licensed + Flooring and + Doors Insured + Windows + Trim/Painting = Equity in your home MB Home Improvements 250-486-0767 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

Landscaping BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery included on orders over 30 yards. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-838-6630. Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 EARTHSONG Property Maintenance (licenced, bonded & insured) Formal horticulture training & experience at competitive rates. 250809-6762

Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-809-1454

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

Your community, your CLASSIFIEDS



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

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Antiques / Vintage

Misc. for Sale

Garage Sales

Mobile Homes & Parks

South Okanagan Silver Buyer Top Payouts for silver coins, bars and bullion. Also Buying scrap sterling and gold. Visit my website for current payouts 778-931-0558

Pressure Washing


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

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

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

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

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Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Building Supplies

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

Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices. Steel Buildings. 30x40, 50x100 - Others. Time to Buy Now at Old Price. Prices going up! Source# 1JS 800-964-8335


Free Items


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

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

#!*Stumped!#* Our small grinder can get in places others can’t for stump grinding, call for free est, Tree & Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250-493-1083, Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494 250-488-6401

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

Pets & Livestock

Boarding HORSE boarding avail in Summerland, 5 acres irrigated & cross fenced, minutes from town or trails. Self board or summer pasture. Call 250494-4173

Feed & Hay Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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

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

Pets Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081 Trinity Shepherds Old World Style Shepherd puppies, 10-16 weeks, $350$500. Vet checked, all shots. (250)547-9763 WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Penticton Western News

FREE to good homes kittens, 6wks old 250-488-7619

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


PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy and sell quality furniture Showroom Open 10-5

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, 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991 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. Danby window air conditioner, 5100BTU like new, $100 (250)492-8730 DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced to clear - Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 PANDORA CHARM clearance Save 80%. sterling silver charms as low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Chamilia,Troll. Major Internet retailer. Log on to save SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw - Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT

Musical Instruments


Ennis piano, good condition, 41”h, 24”w, 58”L, asking $1400 obo, (250)495-4251

256 Westminster Ave. W.

GUITARS, amps, drums keyboards, P.A, lighting, music books, lessons, acc. Sales, Service & Rentals. Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton 250-492-4710

Moving sale, patio furniture, 2 complete sets of golf clubs with new bag, Heintzman apt. sized piano, mahogany, men’s & lady’s oak dressers, double mattress & box spring, electric fireplace, round coffee table, all items in excellent condition, (250)492-5334, Penticton New double bed w/frame & head board $350, 778-4764652

Heavy Duty Machinery Heavy duty electric Bosch demolition jack hammer, used for small bathroom job, 2 sets bits with metal case, $1700, phone (250)492-6339

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

Misc. for Sale 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks. Save 64% on the Family Value Collection. Now only $49.99 Plus three free gifts and right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. Order today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or 1/2 Price 12.3 laminate 1000s/f, underlayment included. Will install. 250-260-8511 1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1 per board, approx. 500 boards to lift. Bucket & backend grapel for a 310 John Deer backhoe, excellent condition, $2500. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. 250-545-4653 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 carpet and underlay, large room sizes, clean & neutral off-white color, 250-493-7795




Real Estate Acreage for Sale 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 800755-8953 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. BC Cherry Orchard 10 acres. www.bccherr 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

Business for Sale Campground Established Vernon Area, Health Reasons 8.5 acres, 2bdrm apt., store, cabin, 40 sites, great potential. $900,000. (250)545-2798

For Sale By Owner PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 Ready now! 1100 sf townhouse; open plan, 2 BR, lovely patio, garage and extra parking. View phase 7 Camarillo plan at www.sonomapines. com Below developer’s price. $299,900 Call 250-768-2277 or 250-486-8181

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


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Garage Sales Camping gear, Honda ATV, Canoe, Porta Boat, Utility Trailer, Chain saws, Honda 350 Generator, Tools, Household, much more. 2951 Paris St. 8:00 am Sat. April 30 & Sun May 1 ( )

HUGE GARAGE SALE OASIS UNITED CHURCH 2964 Skaha Lake Road PENTICTON Saturday, May 7th 8:00 AM to Noon Bake sale Collectibles Jewelry Gardening tools Small appliances and lots of other interesting items. Contact: Oasis United Church 250-770-0182

Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty

Mobile Homes & Parks 2010 Park Model Clearance 61K OBO 250-495-4650

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

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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!

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue

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

Move In Incentive Available immediately… 1 or 2 Bedroom


1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1 BDR APT across from Skaha Beach. $700/m incl util & 1 parking spot. Newly painted. Laminate floors throughout. Inbldg laundry. 5 min to shopping. No pets no smoking. Available now! 250-462-5650. 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


Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Renovated quiet, large 2bdrm Penticton Ave ns, np, hotwater 40+, $800/mo. (250)492-2006, 250-809-8592 Sunny Location, central Penticton, 2BDRM, 1-1/2bath, Exec. condo 1100 sq. ft. on 2 levels. 6 Appls, central air/heat, water included, Covered prkg, ns np $1200+util. Ref. avail. June 1st. 250-496-5465

Commercial/ Industrial 1050 sq.ft. store on Ind. Ave. W. $650/m + triple net. CMA zoned. 493-8005 Penticton. 1200sq.ft shop, overhead door, good exposure, office, washroom, 250-809-0728, 250-492-8324 2400 sq ft packing house for lease or rent. 1200 sq ft cold storage and 1200 sq ft open storage. situated in orchard setting in Summerland, $600/mo utilities extra. Please call Lance @ 250-558-5732 or email


★ ★ MUST SELL ★ Bank Foreclosures/ Distress Sales ★ Free list with pics. ★ Free recorded message. ★ 1-888-267-4599 ID#3042 ★ Gil Szabo & Associates Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty ★

Apt/Condo for Rent CLEAN 1bdrm suite with full size fridge/stove, $625+util., (250)492-7129 LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 LARGE 2bdrm, Penticton Ave., close to schools/transit, $795, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 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

For Sale By Owner

SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $775+ util., (250)494-9331 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.

Homes for Rent 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 2BDRM house on lg lot in Keremeos. $750 + util. Call 250-493-1744 after 5pm 2BDRM house, wood stove, hardwood floors, lots of updates. Big deck, big yard, fully fenced avail May 1st. $1100/mo ref’s req call 250462-3732

on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton,1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex 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 Oliver, avail. immed., 2bdrm 4plex, ground level, newly painted, laminate floor, f/s, coin laundry, adult oriented, no pets, walking distance to new mall, $595,(250)498-2817

3+BDRM 3 bath, view home, Heritage Hills $1750/mo, pets neg, 250-809-0329 3bdrm mobile home, 1 full bath, f/s, window coverings, util. incl., close to town & school, avail. June 1, 250-4900875, 250-809-4949 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 MAIN floor house Penticton,2 bdrm 1 1/2 bath.fenced yard, close to shopping and schools, non smoker, no dogs. $1100 month utilities incl. available June 15 250 490 8066

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 Property Management 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


Houses For Sale

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

250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE



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


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


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


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


Moving Sale, Friday, May 6th, 3pm-7pm, Sat. May 7th, 9am3pm, Sun., May 8th, 10am12pm, everything must go! 250-395-8051 Rose, #601-Regency Towers, Cherry Lane, 2245 Atkinson St.



1 bdrm, top flr, south facing, balcony, elevator, fridge, stove, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A316) 1 bdrm grd flr near Skaha Beach, fridge, stove, a/c, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A380) 2 bdrm at 150 Skaha Pl., f,s, balcony, elevator, near Skaha Beach. Avail. Now (A360) 2 bdrm 55+ apts, incl. heat and cable, new balcony, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail. Now and May 1 (wt 203/302/306) Near Cherry Lane – 2 bdrm grd level suite, f,s, month to month tenancy. Avail. Now (H743-1) Top flr, 3rd level, 1 bdrm, 6 appl, vaulted ceilings, extra storage, near downtown. Avail. June 1 (A353)

HOUSES: $1200 2 bdrm + den home on quiet street, 5 appl, fenced yard, large deck, pet ok. Avail. May 1 (H742) • Fully Finished • 3,100 sq.ft. • Walk-Out Bsmt.

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

Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

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Suites, Lower

Antiques / Classics

Cars - Sports & Imports


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

Cars - Sports & Imports


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)

1975 MGB, great cond., hard & soft top. No rust, $6900. 250-541-0782, 250-309-5627

1984 18’ Holidaire Travel trailer, 3way fridge, stove, toilet w/shower, new awning, brakes, fixtures, sleeps 5, $4200, (250)497-7895

2BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $850/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 after 4pm

Auto Accessories/Parts

1999 Honda Civic Hatchback, auto, 155,000kms, new winters, cd $5,500.(250)542-5048

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

Best view. Best rates. Full service incl wi/fi & cable.

2bdrm basement suite, np, ns, Wiltse area, $800/month, 778476-4821

Daily, Weekly & Monthy Rates.

Suites, Upper

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

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


Kelowna Call 250-862-7448

Shared Accommodation Furnished bdrm w/priv. bath & ent, n/s, n/p, ref’s, $445/mo, util/net incl. Avail May 1st 250494-9044 Summerland Room for rent, quiet country mobile home, no dogs, no drugs, $350, 250-462-1636 ROOM for rent use of whole home, recent reno, sat/int all in $550, 250-462-2194

Suites, Lower 1 BDRM East Hill bright walkout bsmt, priv. entr., incl util, cable & internet, shared w/d, close to golf course, parks, n/s, n/p Avail now $750 250309-8788 1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail June 1st, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $750/m 250-492-2908 or 250-490-1025 2bdrm, 1ba, lrg living rm, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, avail. now, 250493-1093 or 250-486-1924

Cars - Domestic

New lg 2bdrm suite n/p n/s near Wiltse school $800 incl util, avail May 1st. 250-4908361, 250-488-2093 NEWLY reno’d 3bd, 2bth upper, attchd 2 car garage, West Kelowna (Smith Creek) 5mins from town centre. Quiet alcove cul-de-sac in hillside provides country like environment. Large, fenced backyard, pets ok, family oriented neighborhood, 5appl, NS. $1200+ utils. 250-878-6529

Townhouses UNDER new management, 298-296 Maple St. townhouse Pent. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, Rent starts at $1200. Call Judy 250486-3791, 250-490-1700

Want to Rent SINGLE Dad of one seeks long term country style rental or acreage lease to own opportunity for July 1. Call David at 250-462-1850 (maclean cr, skaha estates, heritage hills etc)

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic 1990 Plymouth Sundance, 2.2L, 4cyl, auto, a/c, 197,000kms, 4dr, $800obo, (250)492-9179 1991 Tracker 4x4, 5spd, $1200. 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI 5spd, $700. 250-328-1958 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 99 Buick Century V6, auto, loaded, only 77kms on new stock motor, like new cond $3450obo 250-488-6785

Cars - Domestic




2010 Chev Camaro SS

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crewcab 4x4 SLE

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan w/Swivel & Go Seating

This car has it all. A 6.2L 426HP V8 engine, 6 speed manual transmission, colour keyed leather heated seats, factory SS Stripe pkg, 20” alloy wheels navigation, 245 watt stereo. INFERNO ORANGE. Only 8,000 kms. PO814A

5.3L Vortec V8, Onstar with hands free phone, electronic trailer brake, tow pkg. Alloy wheels, stainless running boards. 46,000 kms! WHITE. PO133A

3.3L V6 engine, DVD player, rear heat and air conditioning, traction control, back up camera, Satellite radio and more. BLACK. PO122A



Motorcycles 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, 250493-4979 2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic. 7000km. Show room condition. $16,800. (250)503-0259 250cc Honda Motor scooter, excellent shape, $1000, 778476-0111, 250-487-0373 Collectors Items. 1986 Honda Shadow, 1100 cc, great cond, 34,000kms. 250-545-4653 or 250-308-0977

2006 Honda Pilot EX-L 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

1995 F250 Power stroke, 4x4, never off road, never driven over 100kms, K&N filter, 302K, 2005 8’ Adventurer Camp, bike rack, custome made rear steps, solar lights, one owner, $21,500, must see, (250)4930364, 250-328-0583 2002 Coleman YUMA tent Trailer $5500. 8.5ft sleeps 6 mint cond. 250-860-1877

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

1989 Ford Econoline camper van. 6cyl, fridge/stove, furnace 125,000km. Exc overall condition. $4500 obo. 250-549-5131

Legal Notices

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2008 8ft Westland Camper, like new, $11,000 obo, (250)492-4811 Package- 2004 Ford 350 Lariat dually, 4wheel drive, fully equipped for towing 5th wheel, like new. 26,700km. Extras fuel tank/ tool box. 2011 Chaparral 5th wheel 27ft, 1slide, loaded. Used twice. (250)545-0944


Legal Notices

2002 Titanium 5th wheel with 2005 GMC 3/4T 4x4 Duromax. Ph (778)475-2541

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE The 17th Annual Barley Mill Pub Bare Bones Duathlon will be held on Saturday May 7, 2011 at Skaha Lake Park. Traffic will be flagged at Lee Avenue and South Main Street. The parking lot section at the east end of the Skaha Lake Park off Elm Avenue will be closed from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane on the 300 block of Lee Avenue.

Come to our open house to

talk trash! Help us plan for the future of our waste. We need your feedback on proposed programs to: • Reduce the garbage we produce • Compost food waste • Improve our recycling practices. Please join us at one of our open house public meetings to review the options and provide your feedback. We need to hear from you!




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

1995 25.5ft Kustom Koach 5th wheel, a/c, awning, stove, fridge, furnace, micro, stereo, stored inside, $9300, phone (778)476-4458




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 2010 Elantra Touring. White, new condition. $14,900. (250)306-6262

Attend an open house near you.


Hours for all events: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a presentation at 7:00 pm.

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4

2007 Saturn Aura XE 4 Dr. Sedan

2007 Pontiac Montana SV6 7 Passenger Van

This INFERNO RED Beauty has a 5.7L Hemi engine, 20” wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, IPod Jack, MP3, and plenty more great features. Only 56,000 kms. Better hurry on this one! PO137A

3.5L V6 engine automatic transmission, power seat, sunroof, traction control, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, XM satellite radio, and only 26,000 kms! PEARL WHITE. Don’t miss out on this one! PO128A

3.9L V6 engine, 75,850 kms ABS brakes, Onstar, 17 inch alloy wheels, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, CD player and more. BLUE. PO129A







2007 Jeep Patriot Crossover 4x4

2006 Dodge Dakota Crewcab 4x4

Only 47,200 kms on this truck. 4.6L V8, automatic, air conditioned, CD player, boxliner, running boards and more on this well cared for crewcab. BEIGE. PO106A

This NICE BLUE SUV comes with a 2.4L engine, CVT automatic transmission, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, side air bags, traction control, enhanced 4x4, and heated seats. Only 49,000 kms! PO989A $

4.7L V8 engine, 5 speed manual transmission, alloy wheels, ABS rakes, 6 disc CD player, fog lights and lots more on this one. 39,000 kms. MINERAL GREY. PO995A





VISIT OUR WEBSITE! Many vehicles to choose from!

DL 8590

Tue. May 3

RDOS Boardroom, 101 Martin Street



Wed. May 4

District of Summerland Council Chambers, 13211 Henry Ave


Thu. May 5

Sonora Centre, 8505 68th Ave


Mon. May 9

Elks Hall, 504 8th Ave


Tues. May 10

Oliver Parks and Recreation Community Hall, 36003 79th Street


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

Can’t make it? Get the info online at and email your comments to by May 24, 2011.

2007 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4


Date 2011







Email: 33882 HWY. 97 SOUTH, OLIVER, BC • Toll Free 1-877-498-0570

A program of the RDOS and Member Municipalities • • 1.877.610.3737



Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Penticton Western News



Scrap Car Removal

Trucks & Vans


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

2004 Dodge Dakota, 2wd, well-maintained, excellent cond., canopy, chrome running boards, new tires, nice wheels, 53,000kms, (250)4877471

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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Honda CRV, Auto, AWD, ABS keyless entry. Elec. windows. Tow bar, remote brake sys. Ready to tow behind RV. $8750. (250)549-3182 Explorer, 1993, mechanically sound, a/c, cruise, 5spd, std, great for fishing, hunting, camping, etc., $600 obo, (250)487-0949

Trucks & Vans 1977 GMC pickup, 2wd, 305V8, auto, runs good, body in good shape, $1000 (250)809-1872 1986 GMC PU 4wh dr, 3/4T. 150,000KM, original, 5000lbs. Winch. Exc cond. 1989 5w 22.5ft, 70amp solar panel, very clean, good cond. Sale as unit. Asking $10,500. (250)545-1728 1995 Windstar, new brakes, replaced transmission. excellent van, can view at 55 Van Horne St., 250-490-4717 2000 Chev Astro Van, good cond, tools racks, ladder racks, 140k. Good rubber. $5000. 250-545-8728 2000 Montana V6, auto, a/c, excellent cond. 167Kms $2450 OBO 250-488-6785

96 Ford F-150 4wd long box. 214k Straight 6 5 spd manual transmission with 2 60 liter fuel tanks. New tires and rims, job box new clutch with a cd player. 4900.00 obo. 250462-5999.

Boats 8ft Trout Stalker fibreglass flyfishing punt, anchor system & swivel seat, exc. cond., $550, 250-490-3517, 250-809-1901 Lowes 12’ alum boat on Karavan tlr, 6hp merc, 4stroke, 36lb min Kota, fish finder, rod holders & 2 anchors, oars, optimum gel bat., all as new, $4200obo, (250)492-7223


Legal Notices I’m writing in regards to a storage that has not been paid on household items, the note will run from April 28, 2011 to May 28, 2011, please contact Family Movers, 250-809-0127, It will be disposed of as of June 1st if no payment

Adult Escorts 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 CHARLEY’S Escorts, in or out call. 250-540-7069,or try our 900 line @ 1-900-528-1051

BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best 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 EXXXOTIC Slim Curvy Jasmine 24yr. Super Busty Casey 21yr in/out 250-859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048

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Penticton Western News  
Penticton Western News  

May 4th, 2011 Edition