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Council calls for vote to resolve prison issue BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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LITTLE SENORITA — Hannah Foster gets some help with her traditional Mexican garb from Amigo Diego Alcaraz during the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Columbia Elementary School this week. The annual event celebrates Mexico’s defeat of the French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Penticton residents and property owners will decide whether the municipality continues to pursue the building of a provincial correctional facility within the city. City council voted unanimously 5-0 Tuesday evening to hold a binding referendum on the matter on June 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Okanagan Events Centre. According to the city, the question will read: “Do you approve of a provincial correctional centre being constructed and operated within Penticton city limits?” The city will budget $50,000 for the process, which will include mail-in voting; two advance polls; curb-side voting so people with mobility issues can vote from their vehicles; and voting opportunities for the elderly and shut-ins at the hospitals and seniors locations. The decision to hold the referendum was made a day after an anti-prison rally in front of City Hall drew roughly 40 protesters, including Coun. Garry Litke, the only member of council not to have voted to advance two potential Penticton sites for the correctional centre — one on Campbell Mountain and the other near the Cantex gravel pit — as part of a regional submission to bring the facility to the South Okanagan. Litke had intended to propose a notice of motion to initiate a referendum on the matter, however, Mayor Dan Ashton did so first. “The opportunity of a correctional facility being located in the South Okanagan Similkameen was presented last December, and it has garnered a lot of attention since then and so it should,” said Ashton, after thanking the protesters who showed up at Tuesday’s meeting for expressing their opinions. “This council proceeded to investigate this opportunity, and in doing so held two public information meetings; distributed the facts around the issue of a facility being in the community as presented to council; attended three communities that

have these correctional facilities located within their boundaries; and met with three superintendents of the RCMP that are employed by those municipalities.” Ashton said council will continue to present the facts, positive or negative, surrounding the potential correctional centre as the city continues its investigation. “That does not mean we have made a decision,” Ashton said. “It is council’s job to listen to the citizens of Penticton. And as citizens your decision and direction to council should be made based on facts, not on rumours and misinformation that is being circulated within the community. “This is an incredibly important decision that needs to be made not only by council but by the community ... I trust that having this binding referendum will alleviate any concerns by the citizens that council would be making any decision of this magnitude without first having the consent of the community.” Anti-prison advocate Tom Bijvoet called the binding referendum a positive development. Bijvoet, who was at Monday’s rally and Tuesday’s meeting, is one of a group of residents who collected about 2,500 signatures on a petition opposing the building of the prison in Penticton or the surrounding region. “Our petition wasn’t calling for a referendum. It was calling on them to reverse their decision,” said Bijvoet. “But a lot of citizens have been asking for a referendum in letters to the editor and in letters to council so I think it is very positive that they are listening to that call.” Bijvoet said he will continue to try to persuade people to oppose the prison, including with the website: “From what I have been hearing I think there is a very good chance that we will win this referendum.” The late referendum date could have an impact on the city’s submission, as the Ministry of the Solicitor General would give the city no assurances that the June 18 referendum date wouldn’t hurt Penticton’s chances.


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Farmers’ Market making a fresh start STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

There will be at least one fresh face at the Penticton Farmers’ Market this year. That will be Stephanie Sundquist, who just started as market manager about a month ago. “It’s been an adventure,” she said, describing how she was getting in tune with the job and setting up for this year’s markets, which begin on Saturday. “We’ve got lots of vendors, we have a full slate so far,” she said. “We have a whole bunch of new vendors as well as most of the people from last year returning.” Along with planning out where the vendors will be, making sure there is a good mix of interesting stalls all the way down the block, Sundquist said they are planning special events for throughout the season. Already, they have confirmed the Master Gardeners, who will be holding a gardening clinic on May 28. The market also has a new president this year. Stan Etters has the top job, while Cameron Smith is now the vicepresident. The Farmers’ Market, now in its 21st season, is just one of three popular markets that cover three blocks of Main Street every Saturday in the summer. There is also the longrunning artisans’ market, rechristened Art Under the Trees last year, in honour of its location in a park off the 100 block of Main. But the new kid on the block is the Community Market in the 200 and 300 blocks of Main. And according to Barb Haynes, executive director of the Downtown Penticton Association, they’re planning a big, colourful kickoff to the year. Last year, over 30 non-profit organizations set up booths to help raise funds and awareness at the Community Market; this year, organizers are incorporating that community aspect into the opening day as well. “There is going to be all kinds of additional activities, tons of amazing entertainment,” she said, explaining that one of the biggest activities will be the SOSFest in the 300 block, bringing together emergency first responders and local nonprofits in a giant open house. Everyone will be there, she said, with representations from the fire department, Search and Rescue and the RCMP and social agencies like Brothers and Sisters, South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society and Community Resources . “We are going to do the Child ID program as well, all

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SHOPPERS CROWD Main Street during last year’s Penticton Farmers’ Market. The market opens a new season, along with the Community Market, this Saturday.

kinds of fun things, there will be lots of give-aways for kids,” she said. “Lots of fun activities, bouncy castles, climbing walls, face painting, all of it.” The Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival is also coming to the market, promoting the ninth annual event. They will be setting up a booth, but they have their own colourful event to add to the mix. “They are going to be handing out a thousand clown noses, then we are going to be taking a picture from the top of the building with as many people as we can cram into the road closure at Main and Westminster,” said Haynes.

“So we’re going to kick the season off with a real community-minded, family-oriented, fun event,” said Haynes, who describes the market as a community endeavour. “It’s been this great collaborative adventure,” she said. “I really believe that your downtown core should be where the action is, so this gives us the opportunity to see that action consistently every Saturday.” All three markets start this Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with the Community Market running until 12:30 p.m. and the Farmers’ Market and Art Under the Trees wrapping up at noon.

Pets place home off limits for convicted Oliver rancher KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Rudy Harfman can’t go home until his wife gets rid of the four cats and two dogs living there. The Oliver rancher, who was found guilty of causing injury to animals being conveyed in February, pleaded with Judge Gale Sinclair on Monday in Penticton provincial court that all he wanted to do was go home. Unfortunately for him, his wife put the pets ahead of her husband. Harfman cannot control or reside on the same premise as any bird or animal according to his sentence.

“I am not giving up my dog and cats and I can’t ask my tenant to give their dog up,” Celia Harfman angrily fired back to Sinclair when he asked what the animal situation was in the home. The rancher was given a six-month conditional sentence and 30 months probation in what is one of the largest seizures of animals in distress in B.C. history. A total of 121 cows, four sheep and a donkey were taken from their property in April 2006 after several complaints about the poor conditions the animals were living in. There was also 37 dead cattle and sheep found on the property. Four of the cattle and one sheep were in critical distress and euthanized onsite.

Harfman was in custody on Monday after two counts of breach were laid against him. Crown counsel Nashina Devji alleged that on April 23 Harfman was driving the transportation truck carrying his cattle to another location and was overlooking his cattle in a field while standing on a public road on April 25. She said Harfman is still on his six-month conditional sentence during which he cannot possess or care for any animal. “Mr. Harfman is doing what it takes to make it appear he is not caring for them ... the truth is Mr. Harfman hasn’t given up caring for the animals and is continuing to be intimately involved,” said Devji.

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Defence lawyer Jim Pennington told the court Harfman had no hand in loading the cattle onto the truck and only had driven because the person helping did not hold a licence. It was heard in court that Harfman had sold the remainder of his cattle to his brother. Part of the sentencing in February gave Harfman 30 days to dispose of the approximately 40 head of cattle he had at the time. A hearing on the two breaches will be held on May 30 at Penticton provincial courthouse. Judge Sinclair also imposed a condition on Harfman to not be found west of White Lake Road, specifically Orophino Creek Road, until the hearing.


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Penticton firefighters Ryan Bazley (left) and Chris Forster spray a section of a building in the alley behind the 600 block of Main Street as the flames from a gas line continue to burn Thursday afternoon. RCMP were searching for several people seen leaving the area who may have been responsible for starting the fire. Mark Brett/Western News

City eyes hydro generation BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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When Penticton council asked residents how they wanted the city to deal with rising electricity costs, one of the answers they got back was by pursuing alternative energy generating sources. Tuesday evening council voted unanimously to apply for provincial funding to investigate the economic feasibility of generating hydro electricity at the Penticton Creek and Greyback Dam. Coun. Garry Litke, who sits on the city’s climate action committee which recommended applying for the money, pointed out the District of Lake Country already has such a facility. “In Lake Country they have

taken advantage of the fact that there is a change in elevation of their water supply,” Litke told council. “They’ve installed a pelton wheel (water turbine) and have received awards for it. They generate some electricity from that. “This is simply to take a look at whether it is feasible for us to use the change in elevation from the Greyback reservoir down to the water treatment plant ... to generate electricity.” According to the city’s director of operations Mitch Moroziuk, a municipal small hydro feasibility study was completed in 2008 by a University of Victoria student. Moroziuk cautioned that the study used “ballpark figures that were obtained from the internet” and that the manner in which the

Penticton Creek Greyback reservoir system operates now is different than in 2008, including the recent expansion of the installation of new technology that allows for more use of creek water instead of lake water. The study estimated that the design and construction costs of the generation facility would be around $14.8 million with annual maintenance costs of about $100,000 a year. However, it could generate 28,600 megawatt hours a year worth of electricity, the study calculated, with annual power sales totaling about $2 million and a net profit of over $11 million in a 20-year time frame. “The report concluded that the generation and sale of electricity is feasible,” Moroziuk said.

A place to stay forever BUSINESS IN THE CITY STAGE 1 WATERING RESTRICTIONS Are in effect from May 1 to August 31, 2011. Watch for updated restrictions to appear throughout the summer! The Stage 1 Water Restrictions state that landscaping on evennumbered street addresses can be irrigated on even numbered days of the month and vice versa for odd numbered street remove addresses, according to the times indicated: Automatic Irrigation, 10pm-4am (based upon your calendar day as of 10pm); Manual Sprinklers, 6am-8am, 7pm-10pm. Fines for non compliance can be served - City of Penticton Bylaw #2005-02. For further information regarding water restrictions, please contact the Water Conservation Coordinator at 250490-2562 or visit

2011 LARGE AND BULKY ITEM PICK-UP Residents receiving individual curbside pick-up Dates: May 9-13, 2011

Residents can put out a maximum of 2 large items for pick-up on their regular garbage day. Accepted items include: furniture, large appliances and mattresses. Maximum weight is 90kg/200 lbs per item. Items not accepted are no renovation waste, including toilets, plumbing and doors. Returnit Electronics Depot located at JC Bottle Depot, 200 Rosetown Avenue accepts computers, monitors, keyboards, tvs, microwaves, printers, audio and telephones. For more information please call Public Works at 250-490-2500.

PUBLIC NOTICE REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT 1675 PENTICTON AVENUE Formerly 1701 Penticton Avenue PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider removing the requirement for construction of a public trail on City lands to provide access to the Crown and City open space hillside lands

which was a condition of rezoning the lands located at 1675 Penticton Avenue (Formerly known as 1701 Penticton Avenue). Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed removal of requirement may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Monday, May 16, 2011. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above-mentioned supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, May 16, 2011, in the offices of the Development Services Department and Clerk’s Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, Penticton Public Library (hours vary), 785 Main Street, Penticton and the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, 553 Railway Street, Penticton.

COMMUNITY NEWS JANE JACOB’S WALK City Staff and Volunteers will be hosting the Jane’s Walk on May 7th, 2011. A free event held each year in cities around the world to celebrate the work of activist and “urbanist” Jane Jacobs who was a passionate activist on urban planning and social issues. Her work “Death and Life of Great American Cities” introduced ground-breaking ideas which revolutionized urban planning and architecture, but also had a profound influence on other fields such as human rights, and sociology. City Planning Staff will lead a walk commencing at 11:20 am on the corner of Winnipeg and Nanaimo (outside Canada Revenue Agency) along Westminster and finishing at Front Street. A presentation and display will take place at the Penticton Museum between 12:30-1:30 which will illustrate the work of Jane Jacobs. The afternoon session will be led by local historians along Skaha Lake road. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.



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RCMP hung up on accidental calls Western News Staff

An increasing trend of accidental emergency calls are plugging up the RCMP communications centre that services Penticton. “In the span of two weeks alone in April of this year, we calculated that just over 110 hours were spent by operators in locating and verifying abandoned calls which equates to about eight hours a day,” said the manager of Kelowna OCC Staff Sgt. Tim Gross. “That time is exponentially longer for police officers on the road to follow up on abandoned calls. The Southeast District 911 Operations Communications Center, located in Kelowna, offers service to a combined population of 660,000 people in a vast region between 70 Mile House to the northwest, Golden to the northeast, Princeton to the southwest and Cranbrook to the southeast. Last year, the

OCC in Kelowna received a total of 221,073 calls, of which 46,033 were abandoned. Some 53 per cent of those abandoned calls were generated from mobile devices. Between April 6 and 19, the OCC in Kelowna received 1,936 abandoned calls with 58 per cent coming from mobile devices. That is an average of 138 calls per day in those two weeks alone that Gross said requires operators and police officers to track down and verify for emergency. RCMP said operators are required to call back dropped calls to determine whether they are real emergencies. If the operator is unable to get hold of anyone, attempts to locate the caller are the next step before a police officer is dispatched to verify physically. Determining the location of a cell phone dropped/abandoned call also requires a lot of effort because it means contacting the cell service provider to

obtain subscriber information, obtaining their GPS co-ordinates and then dispatching police to the location. “Police officers are taken off the road for hours each day just to respond and verify abandoned calls. That precious time could be spent on investigating more serious offences and responding to real emergencies,” said Gross. RCMP said if you accidentally call 911 you should simply tell the operator there is no emergency. Additionally they ask that you pick up the phone when you receive a call back after accidentally dialing the emergency line. This will avoid having a police officer knocking at your door. Other tips RCMP offer is to remove mobile phones and wireless devices from your pockets while you are driving in a car to avoid accidental pocket dialing and removing 911 from your programmed speed dials.

Regional district has residents talking trash KRISTI PATTON

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The regional district wants the public to come out and talk trash, in the literal sense. Public open houses and an online survey is helping guide the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen to develop a waste management plan to carry them into the next 20 years. “Right now our plan is from 1996, so it is quite old and a lot of technologies have changed since then,” said Cameron Baughen, solid waste management co-ordinator for the RDOS. “We have achieved almost all of the objectives, so the goal for the next plan is to set objectives for the next 20 years.” The RDOS wants to hear from residents and businesses about their thoughts on proposals for future recycling, composting and landfill programs. The programs proposed in the draft plan could see a reduction of more than 70 per cent, saving valuable landfill space and better protecting the environment. The major focus is to maximize the current landfill space and not fill it with materials that can be recycled or composted. Some of the initiatives outlined in the plan include making recycling mandatory for all multi-family and commercial developments, set up a waste and recycling transfer station at Apex and curbside collection for Carmi, require composting of all food scraps once a facility is in place, consider regulatory approaches to reduce waste generated by con-

struction and demolition activities and ban readily recyclable materials from being buried in landfills. Baughen estimated 40 per cent of the landfill waste is organic. “A large portion of our food waste ends up in the garbage because a lot of people aren’t composting. For those items that people can’t compost easily in their own backyard, we are looking at devising a program that will be able to pick those up,” said Baughen. Some areas in B.C. are already using a program that picks up organic waste. The Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and soon the Kootenay Boundary Regional District are communities doing residential pickup. Baughen said he has sat on one committee that has developed a program. “It’s nice to be able to see some of the pitfalls and benefits of this program. We have a chance to see how that rolls out. Our goal within the next five years is to develop a facility that can take that material and at that time start a collection program,” said Baughen, adding that would be part of the longer-term vision, and once the management plan is approved they would take the first step of studying a location for a regional composting site. Open houses were held in Penticton Summerland and Osoyoos this week and will continue in Keremeos on Monday at the Elks Hall, in Oliver Tuesday at the Oliver Parks and Recreation Community Hall, in Princeton on Wednesday at the Princeton and District Community Skills Centre

and in Okanagan Falls on Thursday at the elementary school gymnasium. Each open house features a series of display panels for viewing

followed by a 30-minute presentation and question and answer period. The RDOS is accepting feedback on the plan, which is available at the open

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ongratulations to Alex Atamanenko on another well-earned victory. The B.C. Southern Interior has given the NDP caucus member another strong show of support and again shown confidence in his ability to represent his constituents. Now the real work begins. The next four years will be the most trying and difficult of the Castlegar-based politician’s public career. The incredible shift in Canadian politics means Atamanenko’s party has been handed a daunting responsibility. In his victory speech, he admitted it’s not going to be easy. He’s right. When Atamanenko heads to Ottawa to meet with his new caucus, it will become glaringly obvious that the NDP will be keeping an eye on the Tories with a crew of rookies far from battle proven. The NDP’s historic triumph in Quebec was not predicted five weeks ago and many of those new MPs must have woken up Tuesday morning in a state of disbelief. Now an Ottawa veteran, Atamanenko will be looked to for support. It will be exciting, but also distracting. With increased responsibility will come increased demands on his time, and in turn something will have to give. Will it be his work in the constituency that helped to get him elected? Only time will tell. The other major local storyline coming out of Monday’s result is the continued failure of the riding’s right. Stephen Hill became the Conservatives’ third losing candidate. To say the B.C. Southern Interior has a strong NDP tilt is not entirely accurate. Reform/Alliance/Conservative Jim Gouk held the riding for 11 years. He had a stranglehold and also seemed unbeatable. Then a charming, down-to-earth former school teacher wandered into the picture. Atamanenko has his work cut out for him. The next four years will define his political career and leave voters with a true understanding of his worthiness for a third term.

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Harper overcomes media’s message T

hat the Conservatives won a majority on Monday should have been no surprise to much of the Canadian media, had they not been busy cheerleading for anyone but Harper throughout the election. When it became apparent early in the campaign that Ignatieff was as woeful a campaigner as he is a politician, the folks at CBC, CTV, Global and the print media abandoned the Liberal bandwagon and clambered aboard the NDP express. The cheered (by the media) NDP “Orange Crush” was much more an invention of the CBC and their friends at other media, than a seismic shift in Canadian politics. Despite the best efforts of the media, the “Crush” became a “fizz” and finally a “burp” as the vote count rolled west. Quebecers have traditionally voted for whichever party appears with the highest bid. When convenient, our francophone minority has voted for the Liberals, the Conservatives, the Bloc and now the NDP. Quebec now appears to have run out of parties to blackmail. The Toronto media and particu-


larly the CBC have always been way out in front of the Quebec voter, providing cover for Quebecois to justify choices that perpetually leave the province on the outside and forever play the victim card. Given these realities, the NDP’s apparent success in Quebec is not at all surprising. Leaving aside the dereliction of duty demonstrated by much of the media, (with the exception of the newly minted SunTV) in helping the NDP sidestep the little issue of Jack Layton’s comings and goings at a Toronto massage parlour, the media also failed to adequately vet the “slate” of NDP candidates running in

Quebec. One would think as the NDP rose in the polls in the last two weeks of the campaign, a responsible, impartial media would put the spotlight on the “up and comers” in the NDP, particularly when so many have such unique backgrounds and qualifications. One can only imagine the ink spilled and air-time spent had a Harper candidate decided to spend the campaign in Las Vegas. West of Quebec the media led “Orange Crush” lost steam as the Conservative’s consistent messaging and superior ground game delivered a solid majority to Harper. Harper’s campaign won seats in Greater Toronto and urban Vancouver, traditional bastions of Liberal/Socialist culture. The NDP failed to ride the wave in Quebec to any substantial gains in the West. The mainstream media was chagrined. Many Canadians voted for Harper. Most Canadians voted against something, whether it was against Harper, Ignatieff, the “Rest of Canada” or in the case of the Greens, all common sense. However, the fact remains the

Conservatives won a majority of seats with the support of a plurality of voters who agree with the Conservatives’ vision for Canada. The media continues to ponder why their anti-Harper campaign didn’t work. They will also continue to deny the fact that, as a result of their political correctness, advocacy for their favoured causes and disdain for most Canadians living off Danforth, the influence the media has over Canadian opinion is no longer a factor. Traditional media and in large part the “left” in Canada have drifted so far from the values and beliefs of most Canadians that they have become irrelevant. A big clue for the media/left is that when the only people following you on twitter are likeminded journalists and your favoured candidates, your message isn’t being heard by anyone who matters. The Conservatives understand this, and for the next four years at least, Canada will be better off as a result. Mark Walker is the publisher of the Penticton Western News.

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Environmental concerns getting sidetracked An article in the March 24 Summerland Review noted that the tourist train burns recycled waste oil as a fuel in the 3716 Steam Locomotive because of the low cost of this fuel. The 3716 Steam Locomotive consumes 29.1 litres per kilometre and, according to the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, burns 103,225 litres per season. I am interested to know what constitutes “hazardous recycled waste oil.” The 3716 locomotive was originally built with a coal-fired boiler, but now uses Bunker C fuel oil. I, as well as many other Summerland residents, have observed the black smoke billowing out of the 3716 Steam Locomotive when in operation, a clear indication that the fuel is not being burned efficiently. What is the toxicity of the air pollution generated by the 3716 locomotive when it burns this hazardous waste oil? I am concerned about the air, soil and water pollution generated by the Kettle Valley Steam Railway operation. I believe this railway operation has the potential to contaminate the Summerland main water reservoir and Trout Creek if there was ever a large fuel

Keep city prison-free

Regarding: “Do the good people of Penticton think a prison is going to be a great help to the community”? I am very new person to Penticton and the one reason I moved here was because there was no prison. I honestly feel that if there were a prison to be built here, prisoners would love it here and some would surely stay after a discharge. Of course, who would not want to stay in a paradise? After all, there are two lakes and loads of festivals, etc. for the prisoners when they are discharged. There would possibly be more stealing, more theft, more break and enters and even maybe child molesting. After all, these prisoners have done different acts of violence, harm, mischief, assault, and whatever else. How do we know what they all have done? I feel everyone should use caution if these prisoners are to be discharged. There are enough prisons nearby where these criminals could be taken, as has been done in the past and is being done now. It costs the city at least $19,000 a prisoner to be in prison. Also, it would cost Penticton more tax money to support these people. Is this what you want? Penticton is a peaceful little place and is the most beautiful place in B.C. There are enough prisons in B.C. without Penticton wanting or needing one. The city won’t make money, it would be spending money ... on the bad man. It may not do any good to say this but I will anyway: Please, please, please, do not get a prison in Penticton. Vivian H. Clark Penticton

Senior shares the credit

I was recently the surprised recipient of the Senior Citizen of the Year award, an award sponsored and presented by our local Rotary Club and the City of Penticton. This was indeed an honour and I thank both the sponsors and those who nominated me. However, I would like to say to all the many volunteers who have worked with, assisted and supported me in my various community activities, that this award equally belongs to each and every one of you. I am just one of many who endeavour to serve their community, and I could not do what I do without your help. Thank you Rotarians and City of Penticton for honouring the many volunteers who help to make our community a great place to live. Evelyn Blaine Penticton

Study not relevant

In response to Denis O’Gorman’s letter published on April 15, I would like to say I’m confused. You are quoting studies and communities in the United States.

spill or fire at the railway work yards. Google Earth shows where the open water channel supplying water to the main Summerland water reservoir is located. Summerland’s drinking water is taken from Trout Creek, upstream and close to the railway yards. The water then flows in an open channel directly beside the railway yards and tracks to the main Summerland water reservoir, which is also in close proximity to the railway operation. A hazardous waste oil spill or fire could pollute our drinking water. Recall the fire in Kelowna at the Stewart Centre on Kirschner Road in August 2010 that caused large-scale pollution to the immediate area, Mill Creek and also caused the closure of some beaches on Okanagan Lake. Toxic waste contamination was the major focus of concern. I sent Mayor Janice Perrino and council a letter on April 4, outlining some of my pollution concerns regarding the operation of the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Mayor Perrino forwarded my letter to the Kettle Valley Steam Railway for their response.

After rereading the letter twice, I noticed there was no information relating to the extremely higher percentage of crime rates in the U.S. as opposed to Canada. He also failed to mention the fact that a fairly larger number of their “prisons” are just that, prisons, both medium and high security. The institution proposed for Penticton is also a remand centre. I believe that while there are some disadvantages to this idea, there will also be many advantages. If you are going to try and advise people against the idea, the least you could do is research that applies to us as a people. The U.S. and Canada are apples and oranges in the area of the law. Andrea Lee Penticton

Letter in jest

Good grief! I had just about given up the ghost and was in the process of packing up my rod and reel, because I hadn’t had a bite in what seemed to be forever, except for a little nibble I got some time ago from Tom Isherwood (which in turn gave us both pleasure). I thought for sure I was going to be skunked, when all of a sudden, a letter in the Western from Mr. Geoff Burton, April 15, caught my eye. A tongue lashing in regards to my criticism of Otto Sturhahn engaging in a conversation with two on-duty traffic policemen. Holy cow, talk about hook, line and sinker. Biggest darn large-mouth near snapped my line. A trophy keeper, if I may say so myself. Matter of fact, well worth getting him stuffed and mounted, or vice versa. Come on Geoff Burton; let me pull your other leg, it’s got bells on too. You hit the nail right on the head, with your rant and chatter, about freedom of rights. My sentiments exactly. I don’t think you would recognize humour if it bit you on the bum, and as far as seeing Otto Sturhahn going to jail, perish the thought. Sounds like someone switched your Prozak for placebo old boy. Now take a big breath and hold it. Now excuse me while I engage in a conversation with a brain surgeon while he’s working, because I’m curious to know what all those grey squiggly things are for. Andy Homan Penticton

Dog finds new leash on life

This is a message to my former owner: I am a friendly little five-year-old smallbreed doggie. On April 2 you took me for a ride but then you dumped me out of your car in a remote area, in the snow, and drove away. I don’t know why you did this but I was very frightened because there were lots of coyotes and owls there that might eat me. So I ran up and down the road looking for you and almost got run over by a car. But the car stopped and a nice person

Mayor Perrino then forwarded to me the reply letter she received from the railway. The railway’s response letter, in my opinion, did not address any of the pollution concerns regarding the railway’s operation. The railway must become open and transparent by providing them with all information about their operation. This would include the Material Safety Data Sheet information on all the fuels they burn, plans to fight fire, plans to contain an hazardous waste oil spill, what they do with their own generated waste oil, and what fuel they have burned in the past. Also, all inspection reports, including inspections made by the Ministry of Environment, Environment Canada and Transport Canada, should be made public. The railway must not operate the locomotive until they burn a clean, non-polluting fuel. It must be relocated to reduce the risk of pollution to Summerland’s water system. Paul Buddingh Summerland

picked me up and took me home. She gave me a bath and some good food and contacted everyone she could think of to find out if someone was looking for me, but nobody was. Then I visited the vet and got some medicine for my infection. The vet has now done some more things to help my thin little body because you didn’t get his help when I needed care. Now I am getting healthy and feel very happy. My new friend knows that you just didn’t want me any more. Good-bye. Marilyn Ray, on behalf of Dexter Penticton

Focus on wellness

The study by the WSU research team who concluded that prison towns do not experience economic development once they are known as a prison town was insightful — thank you D. O’Gorman. Had I known that Penticton would be having a prison I would not have moved here. Since this area is fast becoming a retirement community, we have to keep in mind that seniors are vulnerable victims and daytime home invasions are on the rise. When a prisoner is released they do not get a free ticket out of town, but end up on the local streets. Just recently a killer escaped from a minimumsecurity prison in Mission, B.C. (Tell me what he was doing in minimum security?) Talk about a negative environment, people living in fear. Why can’t the city go for a positive environment like wellness development, which would attract both professional and nonprofessional workers (when you are new here it is impossible to find a family doctor). The goal would be to become the centre for research and health care for the Interior. Areas like geriatrics (Alzheimer’s, diabetes and eye care) research, cancer and mental health, to name a few, are just some topics that affect all of us in one way or another. It would be a very long-term endeavour, but one that contributes to our wellbeing, not diminishes it. This website (www. downloads/ekchb_healthplan05.doc) is an example of a caring positive community. And there are other numerous options this city can take. Retirement communities are popping up and some very innovative ideas are making retirement years exciting, comfortable and providing employment for everyone. As an example, Elliot Lake, Ont. has a website that promotes retiree living. What we have here now is very disconnected and scattered. This city council needs to look at long-term goals and discard the tunnel vision that limits Penticton to narrow, quick and easy, short-term fixes that divide the community. Teri Noriega Penticton

Contrasting images

It is interesting that on the front page of the Western News (April 8), a gentleman such as Mr. Grauer is shown hard at work for the benefit of our community, without any expectation of a reward. While a week later, the Western News prints a picture of our mayor indulging himself on the earnings of hard-working citizens. One man selflessly contributes to the integrity of mankind and sets a shining example for our youth while the other man makes Penticton his playground and selfishly feeds his own agenda. Surely our world is proven to have become topsy-turvy when we condone this mayor to be a representative for us. A vote for Mayor Grauer, anyone? Monica Hoffman Penticton

Eyesore on upper Carmi

No matter how often I see it, I am amazed and disgusted at the people who will dump their household garbage, furniture, appliances, barbecues and other refuse along the side of the road on Beaverdell Road, Stewart Creek forestry road and the small side roads. I have to wonder what type of person finds it acceptable to dump their crap — to be cleaned up by others or left to sit for years. The dump is just as far up the mountain a bit further north. Is it the $5 fee you don’t want to spend? Or is it more like general disrespect? Forestry and the RDOS cannot be everywhere to monitor anti-dumping. For this reason, I think hefty fines should be levied to the dumpers and the reporting parties should receive half the proceeds. Dana Johnsen Penticton

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Letters DeďŹ ning the city’s problems So now we know the real reason why the city hired a big city firm to look after its communications needs despite the availability of high-quality local communications talent, In an article our CAO is quoted as saying “I’ve seen the (company’s) background and it’s significantly sophisticated.â€? Sophisticated? Really? Is that what we need? Consider the Wiktionary definition of the word sophisticate: Make less natural or innocent; practice sophistry; change the meaning of, or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; make more complex or refined. To make it even more stark, the word sophisticate is derived from the Greek word sophist, the meaning of which is one who reasons with clever but fallacious arguments. The

modern equivalent of this is “spin doctoring� — the use of disingenuous, deceptive and/ or highly manipulative tactics to influence public opinion (Wikipedia). Now I will agree that another loose definition of a sophisticate is a worldly wise person. However, in today’s highly mobile and connected world, one does not have to live in the big city to be worldly wise. If that was what our council wanted, there is abundant local highly qualified talent that would have been able to do an excellent job. If our city council truly wanted to reach out to its constituency to share knowledge, improve understanding and promote engagement, I believe they would have tapped into this local talent pool. However, if their communication goals were to make

things seem what they are not and to manipulate public opinion, then I guess it’s not surprising that they would hire a big city sophisticate to help them spin their messages, knowing that our local communications talent would have trouble with such shady practices. We can hardly blame our new CAO, whose job it to follow the policy instructions of council, who then hung her out to dry by saying it was her decision. Knowing this is where their values are, perhaps it’s a good thing for them that none of our local communications experts were hired. With municipal elections looming, I think our citizens should be very interested in the intentions and the ethics of our council as illustrated by this decision. Gerry Karr Penticton

Friday, May 6, 2011 Penticton Western News

A show of heart

On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon’s Okanagan area office, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the people of the Okanagan for their continuing support of the foundation during Heart Month. Heart disease and stroke are cutting the lives of Canadians short. Your donations during Heart Month support research, health promotion and advocacy to help Canadians live longer, healthier lives. This year alone, your donations have allowed us to: fund $5 million in worldclass research in B.C., launch the My Heart & Stroke Health mobile app to help Canadians reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke, and continue our stewardship role in developing the B.C. Stroke Strategy for province-wide improvements in the prevention and treatment of stroke. With your help we are moving one step closer to realizing our vision of generations free from heart disease and stroke. Suzanne Pugh, area manager Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon

Keep manager in current position

It was with great disbelief that I read about the city of Penticton hiring a new general manager for our new and improved Community Centre (April 15 Penticton Western News). Mayor Dan Ashton makes a statement







that he and council listened to the community and that “there is no change.� I, and those in Penticton who rallied for keeping our Community Centre public, beg to differ. Part and parcel and at the heart of what we recognize as the Community Centre, is its recreation manager, Dave Lieskovsky. To have this extraordinary man who has performed his job in the area of recreation in an exemplary manner over the past 26 years be forced into a lateral transfer into building and facilities makes no sense. Mr. Lieskovsky is a driving force in the planning and completion of the new facility. How can it be that the reward for almost three decades of dedication, is to be denied the right to work in his area of expertise? As the article explains, Mayor Dan Ashton and his council are acting on the advisement of the new city manager, who is also new to Penticton. As such, it may be that she is not fully cognizant of Mr. Lieskovsky’s lifetime of expertise, commitment and value to our community. So I implore all you Penticonites who believe in the true spirit of the community of Penticton to write Mayor Dan Ashton and his council and ask them to reconsider this poor decision. Let’s keep Mr. Dave Lieskovsky in the heart of our recreation centre where he belongs. Karen Boyd Penticton


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DISPLAYING NO concern for retribution, eight of the ten Rip-off artists, including Terry Irvine, Kurt Hutterli, Barb Levant, Thea Haubrich, Enid Baker, JoAnn Turner, Marion Trimble and Russell Work, brazenly gather for a photo .

Gaining insight into the artist and the chosen work is an education for the public as well as the participating artists, according to Haubrich. The group’s creations make the point that copying an artist’s work is actually the ultimate compliment to the original artist. “It’s exhilarating, you work so close to the piece ‌ you get to know the artist,â€? she said. “We don’t want to do a bad job of it. We want to honour their work.â€? Haubrich said the group has already decided on the subject for this year’s art theft: Grant Wood’s classic painting, American Gothic. But since the painting, depicting a stoic farmer and wife has been parodied, satirized and, well, ripped off thousands of times already, they are adding an extra twist. “This year it will be a double Rip-off, as we will be using Grant Wood’s painting and each of us artists will chose another famous artist and create American Gothic in that style,â€? said Haubrich. “So we would have perhaps a

Van Gogh, Picasso or Modigliani American Gothic.â€? Haubrich, who lived in Japan for five years, is already planning a piece done in the style of a japanese woodblock print, with a geisha and samurai in place of the farming couple. “There are lots of different approaches from other artists and in different media. Not everyone is painting,â€? she said. “We have installation artists, and artists that paint on furniture, weavers, quilter ‌ everybody will have their own approach, it will be quite exciting.â€? Visitors are welcome to cop a peek at the show hosted by Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. in Penticton. The works will be on display May 12 to June 23, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held May 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information or to view the Ripoff Artists and their annual challenges online, visit their website at






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They’ve been ripping off well-know artists for years; so long that they are now staging an exhibition of their particular brand of art theft at Leir House next week. The Rip-off Artists, a South Okanagan group named for their annual pilfering of a famous dead artist’s masterpiece, join forces every summer to interpret a masterpiece by a famous artist in their own way and favourite media, learning new skills and having fun along the way. Encaustic artist Thea Haubrich, one of the founding members of the group, said they wanted to mark the fifth anniversary of the group in a special way. “We wanted to do that with an exhibition bringing all the works together,� she said. The show starts at Leir House on May 12, running until June 23, then the artists will have a couple of weeks before this year’s rip-off event, which takes place from July 4 to 9. The 10 members, headed by ringleader, fibre artist Terry Irvine, each work in their own medium. Along with Haubrich, the members of the gang are quilter and painter Enid Baker, quilter Dianne Birnie 3-D artist Kurt Hutterli, weaver Barbara Levant, woodworker Leo Pedersen, collage artist Marion Trimble, fine artist JoAnn Turner and digital photographer Russell Work. The first year, the artists stole a landscape from Van Gogh. The following year, a portrait by Gustav Klimt was pilfered. Next, a tulip by Georgia O’Keefe was deftly plucked. Last year the group hoisted one of Lawren Harris’s mountain vistas. Each year the popularity of this larcenous group has grown, drawing a large following of art lovers. The Rip-off Artists Retrospective Show is the first exhibit of the entire body of work produced by the group. Haubrich estimates there will be about 35 to 40 artworks displayed in Leir House, representing the range of media the artists work in.

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Arts & Entertainment

Women’s Centre offers comedy STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

The Penticton and Area Women’s Centre is looking for a few good audience members. Tonight is the start of their annual Mother’s Day theatre fundraiser, which, this year, is a production of Trish Johnson’s comedy, The Art of Self-Defence. PAWC’s executive director, Bernadette Otto, said they hope to fill all the seats in the Cannery Theatre to raise funds to support their work. Otto explained that this year’s play, which follows the experience of a group of women from varying backgrounds taking a self-defence class, was chosen because it focuses on women and their relationships. “Over the years, they come to get know each other, and this is their experience,” she said, explaining that the money assists the centre in providing a range of programs. “The programs are geared to people with low incomes and disabilities and we assisted with support and advocacy … we are here as a listening ear,” she said, listing the various advocacy services they provide, including legal and disability. “Lots of listening ears.” The centre, she said, is very dependent on fundraisers like this one in order to keep going.

“We don’t get any major government funding or anything like that. We are extremely dependent on donations,” said Otto. “We usually have sell out crowds, but this year, unfortunately, we didn’t get any funds to help without promotions.” That means, said Otto, they are trying hard to get people to come out to the shows, which run Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Every year is different, she continued. And while quite often it has been a sellout, this year there are still tickets available. “It is one of our major fundraisers. It’s one we have had every year,” she said. “We’ve had various plays and we’ve done it every year for a decade, maybe even 15 years now. And we always do it on mother’s day weekend.” Tickets for the 8 p.m. Show on May 6 and 7 are $20 or $25 for the May 8 matinee at 2 p.m., all in the Cannery Trade Centre Theatre. Sunday’s performance is dedicated to all mothers and the ticket price includes a high tea presented by Opus Restaurant. Doors open at 12:30 on Sunday, 7:30 p.m. for the evening performances on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the PAWC office on Martin Street or at the Wine Country Visitor Information Centre.

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T. G . I . F. Entertainment BARLEY MILL PUB — Karaoke 2.0 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Big Slick Poker at 7 p.m. Watch sports on 23 TVs and one 11-foot screen. COPPER MUG PUB — Big Slick Poker on Sundays at 7 p.m. GREY SAGE PUB — Free pool every Sunday, poker and prizes every Tuesday, music bingo every Wednesday and karaoke with Sky every Thursday in the OK Falls Hotel. Sports on the big screen. VOODOO’S — Thursday Night Blues Jam features an incredible lineup of musicians from the South Okanagan, both pro and amateur including horns, harmonica players and a number of the best guitarists, drummers and singers in the area.

Concerts May 6 — Lou Lou and the Scrappers will be performing at Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House in Oliver. Romantic and sweet, classy and chic. Lou Lou and the Scrappers are more than just beautiful tunes from the romantic past. May 6 — Vancouver’s Bear Mountain, a composer, electronic DJ and old-time heart-break-on-the-mountain style acoustic vocalist is performing at VooDoo’s. Also on the bill is Vancouver guitarist Arn Rhys. May 6 — Danielle Savage will be performing in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa at 8 p.m. May 6 — Spring into Fridays at the Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club with some of the Okanagan’s brightest musicians, featuring Nikita Afonzo this week, starting at 7:30 p.m. May 8 — Ethan Collister live in concert at the Penticton Art Gallery. Starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for gallery members and students, $15 for non-members, available at 250-4932928 or visit

Events May 6-8 — The Cawston Players present Limbo a comedy about Agatha, an eccentric resident in between life and death in limbo who guides the newlydead Michael as he copes with the romance between his widow and his best friend. The play opens at 8 p.m and tickets are $10, available in advance tickets at Cawston Marketplace, Similkameen Agencies or call 250-499-5417. May 6 — First Fridays Open Mic at the Penticton Art Gallery, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call the gallery at 250-493-2928 or visit for more info. May 7 — Treasures from the Attic rummage sale and silent auction at the Penticton Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., silent auction closes at 3 p.m. Antiques, art books, collectibles, jewelry and more will be on offer. May 6, 7 — SOAP Players present Neal Simon’s comedy, The Odd Couple (female version) in the SOSS Theatre, Oliver at 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students at Sundance Video in Oliver and Your Dollar Store in Osoyoos or at the door. Call 250498-3597 for information. May 6, 7 — The Dream Café presents Tuesdays With Morrie, starring Antony Holland in his Jessie Award winning role as Morrie, based on the true account by Mitch Albom of an encounter with his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz. May 13 — Chamber Music at St. Saviour’s presents Handel to Mozart, an evening of classical and contemporary music featuring soprano Tracy Fehr, flautist Antonia Mahon, organist Christine Purvis, and pianist Dennis Nordlund, in a selection of solos, duets, and ensembles. Tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for youth, and free for under 12 and are available from St Saviour’s Church, Penticton Academy of Music, Lifesong Books and at the door.

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LUKE WALKER and Vin Deisel go for a breakneck ride on a corvette in Fast Five, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.

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here’s a certain freedom in knowing exactly what you’re going to get. A Big Mac sandwich, no matter where you order it in the world, is two patties, special sauce, lettuce, onions, pickles and a sesame seed bun. Certainly isn’t gourmet, but I know juuuuust what it’s going to taste like, and there’s comfort in that. Same deal with a Fast and Furious movie. Profound, intellectual material frolics on some other playground. Here, it’s ridiculously fast cars, equally absurb muscledup dudes, a whole lotta tattoos, babes and guns. Nothing more, nothing less. Like the aforementioned sandwich, it is junk food. But it’s also comfort food. And that’s not exactly a bad thing. The really great news, the latest round for Vin Diesel and company … a fifth adventure in the series titled, conveniently enough, Fast Five, is extremely ambitious. Half the brains, but full throttle? Sounds par for the course with this crew. Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster return for Fast Five. At the beginning of the film, Dom (Diesel) is busted out of prison by his loyal sister Mia (Brewster) and cop-turned-antihero Brian (Paul Walker); it’s an absurd yet jawdropping opening to a movie that, thankfully, never really eases up on a rather peppy pace. The trio flees to Rio, where the decision is made to rip off a drug kingpin (Joquim de Almeida), but first, they

have to assemble a dream team; Tej (Ludacris), Han (Sung Kang), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Gisele (Gal Gadot) and the explosives/comedy relief duo of Leo and Santos (Tego Calderon and Don Omar). Rewind the tape on the Fast and Furious series, and each one of these characters has played a part in shaping the franchise — even though you’d probably have to be a big fan to realize that. Still, the concept carries a bit of an Ocean’s Eleven feel to it, and that’s kinda cool. Oh, before I forget, there’s also a ruthless cop on the team’s trail, Luke Hobbs (Duane ‘The Rock’ Johnson).


And if you’re thinking it would be fun to see the Rock slug it out with Diesel … you’re right, it is fun. Brief, but fun. Fast Five isn’t plausible. I don’t even want to get into the finale … suffice to say, the law of physics are severely tested … but honestly, were you expecting anything


less? The crazy thing is, Fast Five sets itself up for yet another sequel, and this thing is such a sweet shot of adrenaline, I don’t overly dread it. There’ll come a time when the vehicle is running on fumes, but it ain’t there yet. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Fast Five a three and a half. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.


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Females of interest in bait car theft

The RCMP and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two females (pictured) who are persons of interest regarding a theft from one of the bait cars in the Penticton area. Anyone with information that could assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or go to the website at www. for other anonymous ways of passing along information.

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Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following individuals who are wanted on provincewide warrants as of May 4. Donald Ralph Apps is wanted for breach of probation. Apps is desApps cribed as a 34-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-seven, 136 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tyler Jonathan Berg is wanted for breach of undertaking. B e r g is desBerg cribed as a 22-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-eight, 125 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Bela Bokor is wanted for break, enter and theft, theft Bokor and failing to appear under the Identification of Criminals Act. Bokor is described as a 58-year-old Caucasian male, five-foot-seven, 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Douglas William Smith is wanted for assault causing b o d ily harm. Smith Smith is described as a 46-yearold Caucasian male, fivefoot-10, 181 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Tana M a e Wyatt is wanted for breach Wyatt of undertaking. Wyatt is described as a 27-year-old black female, five-foot-six, 125 pounds, with brown hair with brown eyes. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of these individuals. If you see them, do not approach, but call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at www.SouthOkanagan or Text “sostips” and send your info to CRIMES (274637).

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Event spells success for literacy



REBECCA SELVIG Western News Staff

It was hard to find anyone at a loss for words at the second annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge hosted by Literacy Now at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. With the venue and registration at full capacity, and almost $2,400 raised with proceeds going towards literacy projects in the South Okanagan Similkameen region, the event certainly was a success. The competition was created to support and raise awareness for literacy by bringing citizens of all ages from the community together. “We’re trying to support literacy from birth to seniors,” said Naomi Ludington, the event coordinator. “It’s the foundation of everything we do ... It’s something that has to be nurtured and worked on continually.” Literacy Now supports initiatives with focal points in health, family and the adult workplace. With double the participation of last year, 12 teams contended for the title of 2011 Spelling Bee Champions. “Oh, the win — it was just so cool,” said Donna

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts/pool and karaoke by Anita starts at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. 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. 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 250-493-0789 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

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ANAVETS HAS DROP-IN pool at 12:30 p.m., dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m., and entertainment by Daryl Wyman at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St.Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and Breast Cancer Awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. and provide your address so that a volunteer can stop by and pick up the bottles. FREE POLE WALKING Clinic at 9 a.m. at the Rose Garden parking lot. Learn how to turn a simple walk into an effective, efficient total body workout. Demo Poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for more info. ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN Church on North Victoria and Blair in Summerland will be holding a garage sale, bake sale, plant sale and pancake breakfast for $4. Event begins at 8 a.m. For info call Carol at 250404-0447. PENTICTON ART GALLERY is excited to present their yearly rummage sale/ silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the art gallery. This event features unique secondhand works of art and craft along with valuable treasures from the gallery and the homes of supportive gallery patrons. If you have any collectibles gathering dust in your closets and would like to put them to work in support of the Penticton Art Gallery, please contact us to make arrangements for drop off or pickup. 250-493-2928. THE ROMP STATUE is ready to be installed after being from Marina Way Park in 2009. The reinstallation will be at 1 p.m., and Penticton’s children are invited to come as the dedication of the Romp will be to our youngest Pentictonites. PENTICTON FARMER’S MARKET on the 100 block of Main Street is open from 8:30 a.m. to

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SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna at the South Main Dropin Centre on South Main St. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has dog races at 2:30 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HORSE races at 2:30 p.m. and meat draws. THE CELEBRATION CENTRE and Metaphysical Society has Aggie Stevens discussing Use Your Intuition at 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from 4 to 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. Designated driver is on duty. RIVERSIDE FITNESS AND Health is having a free group centergy at 3:30 p.m. Grow longer and stronger as you explore this 60-minute journey on Mother’s Day of gentle yoga and pilates movements. Positive uplifting music, group dynamics and supportive instructors will enable you to center your energy, reduce stress and even smile. THE 28THANNUAL Mother’s Day Walk for Peace will be at 2 p.m. at the Oroville & Osoyoos International Border crossing and Park on Hwy 97. Canadians meet at 1 p.m. at the Haynes Point Provincial Park and walk down Hwy 97 to the grassy space at The Border. Bring a chair or blanket, umbrella, water, chair, snack, singing voice and lots of good will. OKANAGAN NETWORK FOR the Environment presents Penticton Green Drinks on from 2 to 4 p.m. in the WheatGrass Cafe at Wholefoods at 1770 Main Street. Special guest speaker Sally Kilburg will discuss the exciting and up coming Meadowlark Festival.


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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 492-5400. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. AL-ANON has a meeting for friends and family, men’s only at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250490-9272 for info. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-4930789 for more info. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. ANAVETS HAS POOL leagues at 7 p.m. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has a children’s choir every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for kids aged five to 12 at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park Ave. Also, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. a ladies choir. New members welcome. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has table tennis starting at 7 p.m. at 2965 South Main St. For more information call Francis at 778-476-4916 or Brian at 250-492-0578. SOUTH OKANAGAN SENIORS 15

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Wellness Society has Buddhist meditation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 696 Main St. United Church. For info call 250-4877455. BC SPCA FLEA market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot at Main & Carmi. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in fun darts, all skills level welcome. starts at 7 p.m.

cing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. Call 250493-8274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. ANAVETS IS HOSTING karaoke at 5:30 p.m. Stu’s May 10 kitchen open. BUDDHIST VIPASSANA PEACE, JUSTICE AND Environment meets in the MEDITATION and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 United Church parlour at to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462- noon. Homemade soup served. Everyone wel1044 for details. FRATERNAL ORDER OF come. Eagles on 1197 Main St. THE PEACH BLOSSOM has euchre starting at 7 Chorus invites the public p.m. All members and to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. guests welcome. PENTICTON WOMEN IN Join any or every Tuesday Business luncheon will evening. Experience not be at the Ramada Hotel. necessary, just a voice in The Showcaser is Sharon tune from 7 to 9 p.m. at Evans. Speaker is Jessie the Victory Church on Campbell BAC-PR on 352 Winnipeg St. Call Destination Penticton. 250-492-3032 or 250-494Members $20. Guests 0815. $25. Non Members $30. VICTORY CHURCH OF TOPS B.C. 4454 meets Penticton has a weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in men’s breakfast bible the basement of the Bethel study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Church, 945 Main St. Debbie’s Diner. Phone Tina at 250-770- SQUARE DANCING WILL be 1613 or Susan at 250-496- at 6:45p.m. at the Drop5931 for more informa- In Centre on 2965 South Main St. tion. PIECEFUL SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE PENTICTON each EVENING Quilt Guild meets has intermediate line dan-




the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre on 2965 South Main St. For more info call Treena 250497-8901 or Fran 250497-7850. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main and 6:45 p.m. on 431 Winnipeg St. Use entrance to right of main door at 8 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. Call 250490-9272 for information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB on 439 Winnipeg St. has membership infomation at 10:30 a.m. in the computer annex room to be followed by a class sign-up for January and February in the main hall from 11 a.m. to noon. MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has the children’s choir under the direction of Joanne Forsyth for children ages five to 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a Music Ladies Choir from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Leir House on 220 Manor Park Ave. Also available is music roots for children 2 to 5. Classes run until May 10 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sessions are $50.

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Jenna Kantz was just excited to be invited to the party. The hosts, Basketball BC named her among the three finalists for the Most Outstanding Player award for 2010-11. Excitement turned into shock when Kantz heard her name as the winner. “I guess I felt she (Jessica Franz, Capilano College) would have gotten it,” said Kantz, of Franz, who was named the BC Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. “It was nice that I was awarded Basketball B.C. Player of the Year. “It just puts a really nice end to my five years of playing for UBCO,” she continued. “Something that I will be proud of.” Her coach Heather Semeniuk might be prouder. Kantz is known to take recognition in stride. When contacted by the Western News, Semeniuk was pleasantly surprised. “Wow, so she beat out those other two girls (Franz and Chelsea McMullen of Camosun College)?” she responded. “That is so awesome.” That was just the start of praising the Princess Margaret grad. “Jen, she is the whole package. She is the student athlete. That is so fitting and she is deserving. She graduated from nursing with a 95 per cent (mark). She did it all.” During her five years, Kantz scored 862 points in 79 games and helped the Heat win two provincial championships. In her final season, Kantz was first in assists per game, averaging 5.35

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Larry Avery closes in to pass Ron Brewer during the points round of dwarf car racing at the Penticton Speedway Sunday. Opening day for the track saw a dozen of the tiny cars turn out, as well as their colleagues in the Hornet, Street and Hit to Pass classes.

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Like a kid carefully building the foundation of his Lego house, Penticton Tim Horton’s Pinnacles under-21 men’s coach Tony Munoz has been doing the same with his soccer team. On Wednesday, Munoz welcomed five new players to practice who are hoping to join the mix as the Pinnacles kick

off its Pacific Coast Soccer League season on Saturday against Chilliwack FC at King’s Park at 4 p.m. “Unfortunately, we haven’t had the numbers we were hoping for,” said Munoz. “We will have to try some of these guys and work them next week.” Munoz is being patient to field the best team. With player numbers growing, he plans to get into the tactical side. Munoz feels positive about the direc-

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that we are playing a different type of game,” he said. “An exciting game and a game for the fans.” Harry Holman, a defender, likes what Munoz has done and his positive attitude. “He’s trying things,” said Holman, a third-year Pinnacle. “It’s all a learning curve for us but we’re enjoying it. It’s going to be a fun game to play and watch.” Munoz has seen dedication from players as well as respect for him and his system. Munoz has also seen improvement . “They are full of vinegar,” said Munoz. “They want to show me what they have.” Holman likes the combination with veteran players. One is Neil MacDonald, who Munoz asked to join the team. Playing in the 35 and over league, MacDonald brings experience for the back end. MacDonald expects there to be some bumps, but sees eagerness. “It’s always good, you start fresh,” said MacDonald. “Whatever happened last year is history. With a new coach it’s exciting because there is a new system and we have new players.”

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Sports Footballer thriving in Mexico Wanted EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

Rico Patrocinio would love nothing more than to join the ranks of his favourite players Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Hernandez. “They are so smart, just the way they play with so much passion,” said Patrocinio, of his footy heroes. The South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association product moved to Guadalajara, Mexico in January where he tried out and earned a spot with Estudiantes Tecos under16 youth team, which plays at the top tier level. Through a family contact, Patrocinio was able to make an impression on the Tecos coaching staff. “The experience has been amazing,” said Patrocinio, who returned to Penticton to spend Easter with family. “It’s just so much different there because soccer here and soccer there is totally different. Competitively, it’s like hockey here.” While the Tecos have won eight of their 10 games, it took Patrocinio a few games to find his comfort level. He discovered how quickly plays must be made as the opposition doesn’t give players much time with the ball. Once Patricinio figured things out, he took off collecting three assists while earn-

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RICO PATROCINIO has been improving his soccer skills since joining Estudiantes Tecos in Mexico.

ing the acceptance of his teammates. “I’m playing as good as I ever have,” said Patrocinio, a centre midfielder. Patrocinio takes nothing for granted and realizes he has to work for playing time, which has provided him an inner determination. “I thought, Oh yeah, I will make pro,” he said. “Now that I’m there, I really have to work harder.” To get as far as he

has, Patrocinio has had to make many sacrifices, one of them being leaving his family. While he was joined by his sister Emily, and has some family support on his mother’s side, Patrocinio said it took time to adjust to being away from his family here, especially his father Tony. “My son and I have been really close friends for a long time,” said Tony. “He has been with me since he was four. Always hanging around me doing the

work that I enjoy doing.” Tony admits it’s hard not having his son around, but wanted to reward him for being a good kid. “It’s a life experience,” said Tony, who owns Skaha Meadows Golf Course and does landscaping work. “It was hard to send him away but a little easier because my daughter went with him.” Since the two reunited during Easter, father and son did what they enjoy best, working on the golf course and doing landscape work. Oh, and playing soccer. “Just talking more as friends than father and son because that is the way our relationship has been built,” said Tony. “Lots of memories kicking the ball. He has always loved soccer.” Tony has watched his son’s games on the Internet and seen photos, but is planning a trip to watch him. Tony has seen maturity in his son and from the feedback he has heard, knows his son is improving his soccer skills. “He has a lot more confidence and it’s a different game down there,” said Tony. “It’s not physical, it’s more based on the ability of the player. They really push the players. His touches on the ball certainly improved.”

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No one is more passionate about sports than Kelly Mann is. As far as he’s concerned, youth athletics and the community surrounding it is where it’s at. The president and CEO of BC Games has guided the province’s Summer and Winter Games to great heights through a passion for Mann was in Vernon last week, to help the host city launch the official countdown for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, set for Feb. 23-26. In tandem with the launch Mann announced a four-year partnership between the Games and Black Press, parent company of The Victoria News. “While we sponsor literally thousands of events each year, The Games, both winter and summer are on a scale that is one of the largest opportunities to engage our readers across B.C.,” said Candy Hodson, senior vice president of

national sales and marketing for Black Press. “In covering the Games it allows Black Press to also showcase our best — we bring together ‘local’ on a provincial scale,” she said. Mann agreed the shared focus on athletic promotion in the community between the BC Games and Black Press is a perfect fit. “Black Press papers and the Winter and Summer Games are in virtually every community in B.C. Black Press will provide extensive coverage and advertising to support the BC Games and share the story of how the Games impact athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and communities.” The partnership will coincide with four games, the 2012 Summer Games in Surrey and the 2014 Winter and Summer Games in Mission and Nanaimo, respectively. From his downtown Victoria office, Mann overlooks the antique section of Fort Street. It’s just a few blocks down the road from Oak Bay High, where he graduated in 1976. It was there that Mann became

deeply rooted with the values of youth sports, playing and managing school teams. He’s been with BC Games since 1992 but also co-founded the Kidsport Greater Victoria chapter in 2002, one of the most successful in the country. When president Randy Blair of the Black Press’ Lower Mainland division proposed the newspaper chain become one of three corporate sponsors, Mann knew the opportunity at hand. “We want people to understand the competitive support system in athletic development in B.C.,” Mann said. “You don’t hear of Ryder Hesjedal as a BC Games athlete, you hear of him as a Tour de France competitor. We talk about athletes like they fell out of a tree but really they’ve had a support network since they were eight. This (partnership) will add greater depth to the role of athletes and the support network of the development stage.” —With files from Roger Knox

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A man who spends his summers on Skaha Lake knows how to tantalize the tastebuds of the newest member of the Royal Family. Rob Baines is one of the founders of Snog, a frozen yogurt that lacks fat, sugar and is low in calories. “Our London shops attract customers from Kate Middleton and Prince Will to Madonna. It’s London,” said Baines. In fact, the store was recently featured on CBS evening news as being Middleton’s favourite treat. Snog starts with choosing a yogurt that is either natural, green tea or chocolate and then pick the toppings, whether that’s a portion of fruit, nuts, seeds or a gluten free brownie or freshly baked cookie. “I started Snog as I observed that there were no healthy frozen yogurt companies in the world. Many claim they are healthy by stating they are no fat, but unfortunately the product is loaded with sugars and chemicals. I saw an opportunity to develop a truly healthy product,” said Baines. “Snog is the only frozen yogurt in the world that substitutes sugar with Agave nectar and hence has a low calorie and low glycemic index.” The name of the company is a combination of snow and yogurt. Baines wanted a British name that was cheeky, memorable and made people smile. There are

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five Snog shops in London and opening throughout the Middle East with various members of the Royal family. Baines is currently working to open stores in Brazil and Columbia. While Baines main residences are in London and New York, since the age of 12 he has spent part of his summers in Penticton. “I have a home on Skaha Lake and I spend part of my summers there. Such a wonderful place,”

said Baines. “My parents spend the summer there as well so it is a good opportunity for us to spend time together.” Baines, who moved from Vancouver to London over 20 years ago, said there is one thing that Penticton needs to complete his vacations. “I would love to open a shop in Penticton one day, as in the summer I really miss getting my daily fix,” said Baines.

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Winemaking started as a hobby 25 years ago for Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts. The brothers-in-law are co-founders and co-winemakers of Kettle Valley Winery which is celebrating their 20th vintage this year. When they planted their first vineyards on the Naramata Bench, there were no wineries opened. By the time they opened their tasting room doors they were the fourth winery on the Bench and only the 23rd in the province. “For us, it has always been about the wine,” said Watts. “It has been a passionate and memorable ride so far and we look forward to rolling into our next 20 years of farming grapes and sharing the wine.” Kettle Valley Winery produces 10,000 cases a year from the 28-acres on the Naramata Bench and 14 acres in the Cawston/Keremeos area. They drew their name from the Kettle Valley Railway which ran

through Naramata between 1915 and 1961 connecting the Southern Interior to the markets of the Pacific Northwest. “This year we are proud to be celebrating 20 years of making wine at our family farm winery,” said Ferguson. “Over the years we have been most appreciative of the long standing relationships we have had with wine consumers, restaurants and wine shops. All of whom have been our customers and have become our friends.” Kettle Valley Winery plans on celebrating throughout the year with activities and events to mark the occasion. On July 15, they are offering celebration pricings, rolling back to original prices on select wines. On July 15 they are offering celebration pricings, rolling back to original prices on select wines. The first offering on April 15 quickly sold out. For more information on upcoming events or about the winery visit

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Business Credit union honours Biddlecombe

Harley Biddlecombe was posthumously honoured with one of the top provincial credit union awards, the B.C Credit Union distinguished service award. Biddlecombe, who served as Valley First president and chief executive officer for 31 years, was recognized for his long service and dedication to advancing and strengthening the credit union system. His contributions over many years were felt throughout the province where he served on numerous boards and committees. “Harley was such a powerful force at Valley First and throughout the province,� said Valley First president Paulette Rennie. “For his contribution to the credit union system to be recog-

nized like this is a truly fitting tribute to his memory. This award has extra special meaning to Valley First because we would not Biddlecombe be where we are today if it weren’t for Harley’s passion, vision and leadership.� During his impressive tenure at the helm, Biddlecombe built Valley First from a two-branch operation to become the eighth biggest credit union in the province. More recently, he was a major driver behind the merger of Valley First and Envision

Financial and the formation of First West Credit Union. Unfortunately, Biddlecombe died in October 2009 before he could see his hard work become a reality. The award, which was presented at the Central 1 AGM, was accepted by Biddlecombe’s wife Vickie and First West Credit Union vice-chair Colleen Lister. Valley First is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, which has 37 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. First West has approximately $6.2 billion in assets under administration, 167,000 members and 1,300 employees.

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Mr. Greenjeans LAWN CUTTING

Call for a free Quote

250-809-5347 Dave’s Garden & Maint. Specializing in Hedge & Tree Trimming, Stump Grinding, garden clean-up and more. Call for free est. 250-493-1083 Licensed & Insured. Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, Fully experienced pruner; ornamentals, evergreen hedges, landscapes, reference list and picture portfolio available, call Gerald at 250-493-5161 HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Eight years exp. Call Paul at 250493-3362.

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

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

Moving & Storage

Handypersons Big Hammer Handyman Services, virtually any home repair needed, kitchen, bath renos, ooring, interior ďŹ nishing, 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.

Home Improvements Are you thinking of renovating? Have it done right by a professional with 25yrs exp. Top quality work: carpentry, all ooring, 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 ďŹ nish off that Basement. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos. Call us for a Free Estimate. 250488-5338 BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed Insured WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.â€? Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, rooďŹ ng, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250490-9762, 250-488-0407 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, ďŹ nishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

Landscaping 5x8 utility trailer, $1000, Self propelled vacuum $500. Many other garden items/tools also for sale. Call 250-492-5057 BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery included on orders over 30 yards. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-838-6630. BROWN landscape shale rock, bobcat & dump truck avail. Call Willow Landscaping 250-492-3286 Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 EARTHSONG Property Maintenance(licensed, bonded & insured) Quality care for Residential, Commercial & Strata properties. 250-809-6762

Excavating & Drainage

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

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

Painting & Decorating A1 PAINTER, 20+ Exp., decks, fences, apartments and houses, affordable prices, quality assured, call now 250328-2313 RJ Painting & Drywall, free estimates, (250)490-9387 or 250-488-9387

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




Call Stewart 250-486-4877

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 Organic certiďŹ ed Black Angus Loala cows, heifers,steers,yearling bulls ,

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

Pet Services Small dog grooming and care, call Sonja, (250)497-8605,

Pets 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

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

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

Tiling Kaleden Tile - Installation of ceramic, porcelain, granite, & slate. I tile oors, decks, backsplashes, ďŹ replaces, 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

Australian Shepherd Blue Merle puppies also Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Cross $450/$500 (250)769-6795 Basset Hound Puppies, ready May 21, vet checked, 1st shots, $600 (250)833-4081 Chihuahua puppies for sale. 2 Female, 3 male. Born April 6, available June 8. Will have 1st shots & vet checked. View any time or I can email photos. Father is 3.5lbs and mother is approx 5lbs. 250-546-8240 New Zealand Collie pups, very quick learning,for working or active pet,1.vaccination /deworming,$300, 250-547- 6253 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

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on popular BRAND NAMES because of slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. Washer/Dryer set starting at $399 Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50� $599

CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS #104 2100 Dartmouth Rd, Pent, 250-490-0554 1-877390-0554

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

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

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

Excavating & Drainage

Free Items FREE steamer trunk, must be able to take away. Call 250493-0989

Garden & Lawn

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Garage Sales


LARGE GARAGE sale, Saturday May 7, 8am-2pm. Bethel Church, 945 Main Street. 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. Moving sale, household items, desks, table & chairs, coffee tables, ďŹ ling cabinet & much more, 8am-noon, 1765 Fairford Dr., Saturday, May 7 MULTI family sale, something for everyone. Great Prices, 200 block Windsor Ave, 8-12, Sat, May 7th, books, furniture, bedding, kitchen stuff & etc MULTI family, Sat May 7th, 7:30-1pm , rain or shine, 1263 Duncan Ave E, many household items, canoe, too much to mention PENTICTON Okanagan Rotary’s annual Yard & Book Sale. Penticton Curling Club, Saturday, May 7th, 8am-5pm

Heavy Duty Machinery

We buy & sell quality furniture NEW STOCK THIS WEEK: • Antique Walnut buttery leaf Table & 4 chairs • Antique Rocker • Large Oak corner storage entertainment cabinet • Sofas, Love Seats • Dressers, Waterfall antique dresser • Hi-end entertainment cabinet and corner unit • Book cases large and small • TV’s, TV stands and cabinets • End/Side tables, oak and maple • Bikes, Tools, construction extension cords. • Treadmills, power and manual

DAYBED complete with roll away cot. Excellent cond $200obo. 250-493-0897 MODERN 10pc light diningroom, new $750. 250-2765968 New double bed w/frame & head board $350, 778-4764652

Garage Sales 500 East Nanaimo, 8-12, Sat May 7th. Lots of stuff 7AM Sat & Sun May 7,8,14,15. #104-340 Hastings Ave,bikes Dressers,desk,bed,809-6410

BCSPCA Flea Market, 1550 Main St. (in front of Wholesale Club), every Sunday, 7am2pm, for info (250)493-0136 BIG moving sale. St Andrews by the Lake, 102 Fairway Dr, follow the signs, Saturday May 7th, 8am-2pm Estate Sale, kitchen goods, Tupperware, tools, little bit of everything, Sat., May 7, 9am3pm, 524 Rene Ave. EVERY kind of house construction leftovers and lots more. Brand new stuff too. All Friday and Sat 9am-? After 3pm Sat, stuff is free. 1372 Leir St, 250-770-2040 Garage Sale, Sat. May 7, 1011096 Fairview Rd., 8am-noon, beds, tv’s, lots more HUGE downsizing sale, household, garage & yard items + take aways. Sat, May 7th, 8-2, 158 Steward Place

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 INDOOR 7am-2pm Proceeds 493-9752 INDOOR 7am-2pm Proceeds 493-9752

YARD SALE Saturdays 2203 Dartmouth Drive to Critteraid. Donations to YARD SALE Saturdays 2203 Dartmouth Drive to Critteraid. Donations to

Garden & Lawn



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



256 Westminster Ave. W. Showroom Open 10-5 778-476-5919



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

$20 Cuts for most lawns

FRI MAY 6th 4-7PM SAT MAY 7th 8-1PM COLLECTIBLES HARDWARE, TOYS 25 cents ADMISSION SAT May 7th, 9-2 rear alley access only. 412 Conklin Ave SAT May 7th, 9am-1, 226 Okanagan Ave W, kids toys & clothes + household SAT & Sun 9am-? furniture & lots of other funky things. 710 Westminister Ave W THAI spring rolls, 3x6 pool table, household items, bedding plants, kids toys, wool, canopy/work box for full sz pick-up, collectibles. 1441 & 1415 Baker St, Sat May 7th 8:30-2 THE Penticton Art Gallery’s Annual Garage Sale and Silent Auction. 10-4 Saturday, May 7th, 199 Marina Way Tools, tires, wheels & yard stuff, Sat. 8am-12,. 1201 Kilwinning St back yard access Yard Sale, Household items, 8am-noon, Sat., May 7, 4270 Lakeside Rd. Yard sale, Sat, 8:30-1pm, 120 Dunant Cres., 1 sofa (new), table saw, coffee table, TV, dresser, dining chairs, household items

Garden Equipment Yard machine lawn tractor, 13.54hp, 38� cut, mower never used, $650, 250-492-3673

Heavy Duty Machinery

A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 Heavy duty electric Bosch demolition jack hammer, used for small bathroom job, 2 sets bits with metal case, $1700, phone (250)492-6339 Looking for large oversize cats, yarders, tractors, sawmill equip, farm equip, ect. For scrap. 250-260-0217.

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 85 GMC Frontier MH $6500; Kubota RTV 900 $9900; 79 excavator $9900; 2-02 skidoos $6000both; 44ft hwy trailer(storage) $2500; tractors:gas tanks. View pics @ or 250492-3330 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ďŹ ltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 carpet and underlay, large room sizes, clean & neutral off-white color, 250-493-7795 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Old Coins, Collections, Silver, Sterling,Flatware, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816 Spring Special, scrap car removal, $65 min complete, any size, residential & commercial clean-up, drop off cars special price, (250)540-4815

Misc. Wanted WANTED. WOOD SPLITTER. CALL 250-766-2334 or 250718-2353

Musical Instruments

Skidder tires, new, Goodyear HD 111 20 Ply, 30.5x32. $3850. each. (250)309-4440

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

Home Improvements

Home Improvements


• Basement • Bath • Kitchen Finishing Remodels Remodels • Tile Work • Decks • Painting • Drywall • Plumbing • Much More Licensed, Bonded & Insured INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND LOCALLY OPERATED

GET READY FOR SUMMERNow serving all the South Okanagan,


Misc. for Sale

Summerland, Penticton, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Osoyoos

Misc. for Sale


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All Prices Slashed! 4 cars, 3 vans, 2 small buses .............. $400ea 4 utility trailers.................................... $200-$600 8’x48’ shipping container, wired with insulated ceiling .................................................... $2500 10’x12’ frame building, metal roof, wired, insulated, interior ďŹ nished, vinyl windows, front & side doors. On skids ................................ $1200 9’x11 frame building, metal roof, wired, insulated, ďŹ nished in and out c/w deck & steps ....... $1600 12’x30’ custom built park model/ofďŹ ce, 3pc bath, galley kitchen, 100 amp panel on mobile home frame 30’ covered deck .......................... $12,500 Windmill place - 1 mile north of Penticton on HWY 97


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Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

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

5.8 acres in Westbench (Penticton), w/5 bdrm home & inlaw suite fenced & cross fenced $599,000. View pics at or call 250-492-3330

Mobile Homes & Parks



Tools 6” Delta Deluxe Jointer, 3/4 hp belt drive, steel cutter head c/w 3 - 6” knives, 48” table, adj. feed never used, $450, wood lathe, variable speed, 120v, 4 amp, 600-2400 RPM, 33.5” between centers, 12” swing, $250, (250)809-4453

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRM, 2bath, DT, patio lakeview, 45+ bldg $980/mo. Call (250)462-5723

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

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

******* 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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

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

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

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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

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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

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

Townhouses For sale: townhouse/seniors development - Strata, Lantern Court - #108-2445 S. Main St., perfect location for comfortable senior living, 1 block from Cherry Lane and Zellers, end unit, with rv parking parking for 2 vehicles, main floor: 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, living room, dining area, closed sundeck with sliding windows, garden area in front and back, small back yard, full basement: beautiful workshop, storage room with cupboards and closet. family room, plus more appliances included, central airconditioning. asking $260,000 more info or view: 250-4937261, 250-392-6470

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





Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

1bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, wheelchair accessible, large storage room, $700, heat/cable incl., adult building, avail. now, cat ok with deposit, NS, 250-488-7902 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 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 NEWLY reno’d 1 & 2bdrm units, 1ground floor, 1 third floor, laminate flooring, parking avail. great location, quiet secure building, $750-$850 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 OK Falls, lg 2bdrm apt, f/s, w/d, n/p, n/s, $665 + util. Avail now, 1-250-497-7873 days, 250-498-2067 eves, middle aged couple preferred PENTICTON 900 sq/ft bright 2 bdr apt’s with insuite laundry, storage & parking. N/S, 1 year lease. $795/mo +utils. Avail Immed . Call 250-486-3539. 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

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 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.

Shared Accommodation

Commercial/ Industrial 1050 sq.ft. store on Ind. Ave. W. $650/m + triple net. CMA zoned. 493-8005 Penticton. APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR LEASE

9202 Shale Ave. Summerland. 5400 sq. ft x 16 ft high main building + 480 sq. ft. office space on 1/2 acre fenced. Additional 3/4 acre available. $3800. p/m incl. triple net + HST Call Allan 250-490-7451

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 1750 Atkinson St., Deluxe 2bdrm, 2bath, 5appl., large deck, gas fp, covered heated parking, 250-486-3791 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. 1BDRM, lakeview deck, quiet, adult 8plex, ns, np, ref’s, $600+util., 250-497-6369

101-400 Eckhardt, 3bdrm, 2.5 bth, f/s, wd, garage, sundeck 250-496-3791 250-490-1700 BRANDNEW 3bdrm in 4plex, 5-appl, avail now. Starting @ @1250/mo 761 Ontario St 250-486-3791 250-490-1700

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Duplex / 4 Plex


Bach suite on Government St., f,s, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (KBD102) $700 1 bdrm near OK beach, 1 bath, f, s, coin-op laundry, some reno’s. Avail. June 15 (wga201) $1600 Lakeshore Towers, 6th floor, northeast facing, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, sec’d parking, Avail May 15/ June 1 (OT388)

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$1000 $1200 $1250 $1450

3bdrm modular home, $875/mo., 25 min out of Penticton off the 3A Hwy, no indoor pets, (250)497-8957

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, wood stove, hardwood floors, lots of updates. Big deck, big yard, fully fenced avail May 1st. $1100/mo ref’s req call 250462-3732 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 3 BEDROOM up house avail now, private fenced yard, longterm. $1099/mo, share utils. 250-487-0268. BRANDNEW 3bdrm executive home on private beach. Located 4013 Lakeside. Avail now, n/p, n/s. Call for appointment 250-486-3791 250-490-1700 Family Home in Penticton for rent, near Walmart. 4 bedroom’s, 2.5 bath’s, 2400sqft., 5 appliances, single garage, non-smoker, no pets,. Available April 1st for $1,600. 00 per month plus utilities and $800.00 damage deposit. Phone 250-497-2038 in evening, for apt to view. 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

Spacious 3 bdrm 1 bath, ½ duplex with unfin. bsmt, new laminate flrs, f,s, d/w, w.d. Avail. Now (H691-2) Rancher house 2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bathroom, (shower only), f,s,w.d, carport. Avail. Now (H646) 2 bdrm, 1 bath home w/laminate flrs, updated bathroom,large yard. No pets, No smoking. Avail. Now (H740) Lakeview home, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, f,s, d/w, carport, 1year lease req’d, close to Naramata. Avail. June 15 (H516) 3 bdrm house in Skaha Estates, 2 bath, single garage, finished bsmt, fenced yard, large deck. Avail. Now (H722) 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.

Suites, Lower 1bdrm or 2bdrm, level entry suite, s/f/w/d, a/c, cable, deck utilities inc $700/$800 light nursing services available 250-494-0033 250-486-3692 2BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $850/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 after 4pm 2bdrm basement suite, np, ns, Wiltse area, $800/month, 778476-4821

Suites, Upper 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 175-1458 Penticton Ave, 3bdrm, 2bath, f/s w/d 250-4901700 250-486-3791 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)


Antiques / Classics 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) Moving Must Sell very rare 2001 Chrysler Prowler, all options, as new, only 7000 mi. Best offer. (250)558-8104

Auto Accessories/Parts 2 steel spoke rims, 8” hole, 16x7”, fits F250, $40 each, (250)809-4453 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Auto Financing

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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

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

Older Okanagan Camper, 9’6”, newer upholstery, countertops, 3 burner stove, fridge, furnace, lots of storage, $500, Penticton,(250)276-5999

8ft Trout Stalker fibreglass flyfishing punt, anchor system & swivel seat, exc. cond., $550, 250-490-3517, 250-809-1901

Cars - Sports & Imports 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

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

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

Motorcycles 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, 250493-4979


Recreational/Sale 1983 23’ Motorhome, dbl windows, new awning, 3bds, new tires $4900 250-276-5968 1984 18’ Holidaire Travel trailer, 3way fridge, stove, toilet w/shower, new awning, brakes, fixtures, sleeps 5, $4200, (250)497-7895 1995 25.5ft Kustom Koach 5th wheel, a/c, awning, stove, fridge, furnace, micro, stereo, stored inside, $9300, phone (778)476-4458 1995 Coleman Keywest Tent trailer sleeps 9, exc cond , n/s, n/p, includes add a room, asking $4000, 250-770-8180 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 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 1998 8’9” Camper, clean, good condition, 3-way fridge, stove, furnace, bathroom with shower, asking $6000, phone (250)498-2803 2002 Coleman YUMA tent Trailer $5500. 8.5ft sleeps 6 mint cond. 250-860-1877 2002 Titanium 5th wheel with 2005 GMC 3/4T 4x4 Duromax. Ph (778)475-2541 2008 8ft Westland Camper, like new, $11,000 obo, (250)492-4811 45ft Essex Motorhome 500 HP Deisel pusher.12500 quiet Deisel Generator 4 slides, all The Bells & Whistles. Price Reduced to $160,000 obo (250)550-4408




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Classifieds = Results! Trucks & Vans 1977 GMC pickup, 2wd, 305V8, auto, runs good, body in good shape, $1000 (250)809-1872 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 2001 GMC HD 4x4, quad cab, 8.1lt vortex, rebuilt Allison transmission. $12,000. Trades considered at WHY. 250-3085289 2003 Sonoma,V6, auto, extra cab, a/c, cruise,140,000kms, $6800. 778-475-5651 Vernon. 2004 Dodge Dakota, 2wd, well-maintained, excellent cond., canopy, chrome running boards, new tires, nice wheels, 53,000kms, (250)4877471 2005 Ford 250 S/D, crwcab, 2WD, v8 auto, A/C, 98K, good cond. $8500. (250)308-2225 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.


Legal Notices I, Henry Penner of, Abbotsford, BC (formerly of Cherryville BC) wish to notify all that Brian Henry Penner and Larry Wayne Penner (both of #14 Hansen Rd, Cherryville BC) no longer have the authority to act on my behalf and any authority previously conferred on Brian Henry Penner and Larry Wayne Penner is revoked, canceled and terminated.

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

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic


Cars - Domestic




2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Dr. Sedan

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 Dr. 4x4

2007 Pontiac Vibe 4 Dr. Hatchback

3.3L V6 engine, automatic. Alloy wheels, ABS brakes, traction control, XM Satellite radio, CD player, Onstar, plus many more options. 37,8000 kms. BLUE/ GRAY. PO125A

3.8L engine, only 25,000 kms!!! Automatic transmission, tube steps, Satellite radio, fog lights, soft top/hard top. It’s a beauty! WHITE. PO102A

1.8L 4 cylinder, automatic. Only 37,100 kms, alloy wheels, fog lights, power windows, power locks, CD player with MP3, air conditioned. RED. PO124A










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 BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best

2007 Dodge Caliber 4 Dr. Hatchback

2006 Dodge 3500 Longbox Quadcab 4x4 Cummins Diesel

2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 4 Dr. 4x4

2.0L 4 cylinder with a CVT automatic transmission, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, alloy wheels, CD player and more. BLACK. PO103A

Automatic with only 77,000 kms! Chrome wheels, fog lights, power seat, overhead compasstemperature gauge and more. PO139A

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2006 Chev HHR 4 Dr. Sedan

2003 Mercedes Benz E500 4 Dr. Sedan

1997 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado Reg. Cab SB

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

5.0L V8 engine. This luxury sedan has more options than you can imagine. The list is extensive. You must see this car to appreciate just how much car it is. BLACK. PO962A

4x4. 5.7L V8 engine. This truck looks and drives like new! Fully loaded, never used off-road, tow package, lots of extras, METALLIC BLUE. Must see! PO964B





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Friday, May 6, 2011 Penticton Western News


City gets moving for health T

he World Health Organization initiated Move for Health Day nine years ago to bring aware-

ness to the looming crisis of sedentary and inactive lifestyles. I have been writing a Move for Health Day Western column since 2002, and more than ever people spend time in front of computer screens or televisions. Children spend an average of six to seven hours a day in front of one screen or another. Canadian physical guidelines call for 60 minutes a day of physical activity, and only nine per cent of boys and four per cent of girls get this amount of exercise. This is bad news for our future medical costs, not to mention our kids’ futures. Inactivity and healthrelated problems are an international epidemic. I just presented the same ‘call to action’ message last week to the United States Washington Recreation and Parks Association. Get active now and change lives for the future. Our summer recreation guide will be here in June. In the meantime, we have preschool Gymboree dropin at the Adidas Sportsplex



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BOB POPE COMMUNITY CENTRED on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Teens can participate in our free Friday night Youth Etc. gym time at KVR Middle School from 7-9 p.m. hosted by the “sparkling� leaders from the Boys and Girls Club. Get out and do something active on Move For Health Day on May 10. We are offering a special free Gymboree from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., sponsored by the B.C. Parks and Recreation Association, with preschool games, face painting and even a castle bouncer courtesy of Part-T-Perfect. It’s a perfect session for children 10 months to four years and their parents. The good example

begins with parents getting active everyday. After all, the TV and computer screens will still be there but your children’s youth, health and enthusiasm can pass you by before you know it. Also on May 10, as a finale to Move for Health Day, Edis Computers, our Penticton Steps Out web login hosts, will be awarding a lucky “Stepper� a $1,000 travel gift certificate. Charlene and Trevor stepped up to keep Penticton Steps Out going during our Recreation Centre shutdown, creating a virtual walk of the Hawaiian Islands. The contest is for Penticton’s PSO participants and our ‘step sisters’ around the province and abroad. Every 100,000 steps logged in automatically enters you into the draw — so get out and walk. Good luck everyone and thanks to Edis Computers for your support of active living in Penticton. Bob Pope gets active by “chasing his tail�, pulling weeds in his garden and sometimes stops to smell the roses too.

Steve Kidd/Western News

STEPPING UP SUPPORT — Some of the estimated 220 people who took part in the annual MS Walk on Sunday, make their way from King’s Park to the SS Sicamous and back. All together, the walk raised $54,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


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Offers available on all new 2011 models through participating dealers to qualiďŹ ed customers who take delivery by May 31, 2011. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. **0% purchase ďŹ nancing is available on all 2011 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative ďŹ nancing example based on 2011 Kia Forte5 with a selling price of $18,150, ďŹ nanced at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455, other fees and certain taxes (including tire levies and air conditioning tax, where applicable). Monthly payments equal $302.50 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $18,150. Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. X“Don’t Pay for 90 Daysâ€? on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase ďŹ nancing offers on 2011 Forte, 2011 Forte Koup, 2011 Forte5, 2011 Rio, 2011 Rio5, 2011 Rondo, 2011 Soul and 2011 Optima models on approved credit (OAC). No interest will accrue during the ďŹ rst 60 days of the ďŹ nance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. dBi-weekly ďŹ nance payment for 2011 Soul (SO550B)/Forte5 (FO550B)/Forte Sedan (FO540B)/Forte Koup (FO521B) based on an MSRP of $17,645/$18,150/$17,450/$20,450 is $99/$104/$97/$116 with an APR of 1.49%/1.9%/1.49%/1.9% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $5,082/$5,285/$4,950/$5,898 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Offer includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,455/$1,455 and $500/$500/$750/$750 loan credit. Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, down payment and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and ďŹ nancing options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. ÂľHighway/city fuel consumption for 2011 Forte Sedan (FO540B)/Forte5 (FO550B)/Forte Koup (FO521B) is 5.7L (50 MPG)/8.1L (35 MPG); 2011 Soul (SO550B) is 6.3L (45 MPG)/7.7L (37 MPG). The actual fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. ^2011 Kia Forte Sedan/2011 Kia Soul awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit for full details. U2011 Kia Forte5 awarded 2011 Best Small Car Of The Year (over $20,000) and Best Hatchback by Motoring 2011. Visit for full details. °The BluetoothÂŽ word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program and $750 Kia Mobility Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Offers end May 31, 2011. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation. §Š 2011 Kia Canada Inc. Reproduction of the contents of this material without the expressed written approval of Kia Canada Inc. is prohibited. All information is believed to be accurate, based on information available at the time of printing. Information sourced from independent third-party research.

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