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Students recovering from deadly crash Bus driven by pregnant teacher involved in headon collision on Highway 97 KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Students from Princess Margaret Secondary School and one teacher who is pregnant are doing well after being involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday evening. A 46-year-old Oliver man was killed in the crash after his northbound Chrysler Sirius crossed into the oncoming lane of Highway 97 and struck the school bus. “We have one student who sustained a head injury and was airlifted to Kelowna hospital. She is being monitored and treated for her injuries,” said Wendy Hyer, superintendent of schools for School District 67. “The teacher is in hospital and being monitored due to her pregnancy. At this point her and the baby’s vital signs are good.” The remainder of the 14 students who were on their way back from H2O aquatic and fitness centre in Kelowna in the 24-passenger bus were treated for their injuries on Tuesday and released that evening. “Most were minor injuries, including soft tissue injuries, a broken ankle and a concussion. Some have even returned to school (Wednesday) morning,” said Hyer, adding the district crisis intervention team has made themselves available to support students and staff who may be struggling emotionally. The pregnant teacher operating the bus was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, which

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THIS BUS carrying 14 Princess Margaret students was heading back from the H20 centre in Kelowna when it was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

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EMERGENCY RESPONDERS deal with the aftermath of a head-on collision Tuesday night north of Summerland that claimed the life on an Oliver man.

RCMP collision investigators said contributed greatly to minimizing her injuries. The school bus was equipped with seatbelts for all the passengers, but many riding in the bus were not wearing them. “There is also telltale evidence in the bus indicating the lack of seatbelt usage, which is very concerning. It is extremely fortunate for these students that the injuries sustained were not more serious,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “At any speed, in particular highway speeds, the use of a seatbelt will certainly minimize your injuries and in some cases make the differ-

ence between your life and death. If you are travelling in a vehicle designed and equipped with seatbelts, use them.” At about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday Summerland RCMP and the South Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 97, near Greata Ranch. Preliminary findings by the RCMP indicate the Chrysler Sirius was northbound when it crossed over the undivided highway into the southbound lane. The sedan struck the school bus head on, causing the school bus to be pushed into a second southbound vehicle. The

driver of that vehicle was shaken with only minor injuries. “The weather at the time was described as a heavy downpour and appears to be one contributing factor,” said Moskaluk. David Finnis was driving home to Summerland from his job at the library in Westbank when he came upon the scene before any emergency services arrived. “I was behind the accident by a couple of minutes. I first saw the cars pulled to the side of the road then came around the corner and saw this bus that was into the guard rail, a whole bunch of students

were out behind it and people were swarming around,” said Finnis. “I couldn’t really tell how they were doing, but it was obvious something had just happened. There were people that looked concerned and others bending over someone.” Finnis said he slowly backed up his vehicle after surveying the scene and seeing that people who knew first aid were already helping the accident victims. “I turned on my flashing lights to try and be in a position to stop traffic before they came around the corner. There was about eight or 10 cars that kept going right past me around the accident. I knew the thing to do here was to try and stop traffic so emergency vehicles could get in,” said Finnis. An RCMP collision reconstructionalist attended in order to examine the collision scene and traffic was diverted to alternating lanes while the scene was examined.


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Ancient remains uncovered by Fortis crews STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

The Penticton Indian Band got some unusual news this week when FortisBC notified them that their work crews had discovered ancestral remains while working on upgrades to a substation. The discovery was made by contractors working on the Huth Avenue substation immediately adjacent to

the PIB Reserve No.1 and appears to be on an old village site. “We knew that there were village sites around, but we were surprised to find it there like that,” said Chief Jonathan Kruger of the Penticton Indian Band, who admits to being a little cautious about how to proceed. “I have never had to deal with this in my political life,” said Kruger, who has also

been checking with colleagues in the Okanagan Nation Alliance to see if policies are in place for such events. “I was asking them about how far along we are in our policies for dealing with artifacts,” said Kruger, adding that development began on such a policy years ago, but it has been tabled. “This is the reality that we live in today, with more and more people coming in our

territory and doing these developments,” he said. “I am really thankful that Fortis is being really respectful in this whole situation and I think we are going to find a respectful way of dealing with it in our community. We’re going to do things in a good way.” The PIB and FortisBC are collaborating to ensure the proper and respectful protection and disposition of those

remains. The power utility has also hired the services of an archaeologist to determine the extent and scope of this site. “Fortis is proud to work with the PIB to protect this historic and culturally significant discovery,” said Doyle Sam, vice-president of engineering and operations. “Bottom line is I want the remains to stay on that site. I think we

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should put in a memorial site with some kind of a plaque,” said Kruger. “Everything happens for a reason. Our ancestors came forward in this way for a reason and we have to figure that out.” The Huth Avenue substation has been in place for some time, according to Kruger, who said FortisBC representatives told him the site has had a utility on it since 1945. “I think they actually found this by fluke. Some of the soil has been moved — we’re going to be working with Fortis and with our band members to sift through all of that material,” said Kruger. “We’re going to collect everything that we possibly can.” It is unusual to find burials in such close proximity to a village site, but Kruger said they may date from one of the epidemics that swept through the Okanagan prior to contact with the settlers, wiping out a huge portion of the population. It’s hard to say. From stories I heard a long time ago, there were two waves of epidemics in our community where a high portion of our population was decimated,” he said, adding that the survivors would have had difficulty deal-

ing with the number of victims. “This is a very significant find for the community. We were aware of the old village site; however, it’s exciting to find physical evidence of our former life here in Penticton. More importantly, it adds evidence to our Douglas claim, which encompasses the whole of Penticton and both sides of Okanagan and Skaha Lake,” said Kruger. According to Kruger, the land adjacent to that area, across the channel from the main reserve, are part of Reserve No. 1 though the province negotiated an access agreement for the Green Mountain Road bridge, and the discovery of the remains may spur discussion and resolution of related issues. “Those lands are still part of the Penticton Indian Band. We need to settle those deals,“ he said. “If anything, it is going to get us starting to talk about those issues with the city and the province in the future. It’s going to help us deal with the responsibilities of our ancestors in a new world, with our community, with our elders, with our Okanagan Nation. We need to set policies.”

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WORK HAS STOPPED at the Huth Avenue substation of FortisBC following the recent discovery of what are believed to be ancestral remains from a Penticton Indian Band village site.

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Panel brings prison proposal into focus STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Fears of negative effects from locating a prison in Penticton are overblown, according to most of the speakers taking part in a panel discussion Wednesday evening. The five members of the panel included four people working in policing and corrections, along with a lone local businessman, Lindsey Hall, who was speaking in opposition to the proposal. The only other local member of the panel was RCMP Insp. Brad Haugli, chief of police for the area, who started in policing career here in the early ‘90s and then spent time in detachments around the province, including six years in Surrey — where a provincial facility is also located — before being offered the chance to come back to Penticton. “As with all of you, this is my home,” said Haugli, who tried to offer his perspective both as chief of police and as a resident. “I worked beside a provincial correctional facility every day. It’s in the same area as the school district, as the City Hall, as the court house. Three blocks away was an elementary school and only a block away were a number of residences,” said Haugli. “Not once did I come to work fearing that someone may escape, not once did I hear about somebody causing problems or riots.” Hall said he expected the efforts of the experts on the panel would be to focus on the safety factor, which is only part of the concerns he wanted to represent at

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PENTICTON RCMP INSP. Brad Haugli addresses the crowd during Wednesday night’s forum on the proposed correctional centre for Penticton.

the open forum. “I think safety is very important but almost a moot point compared to the economic disaster that is awaiting us if we adopt a prison,” said Hall, who fears Penticton’s reputation as a tourism destination will be damaged. According to Dr. Darryl Plecas, a researcher in criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley, those fears are unfounded. “There is no indication whatsoever that having a prison facility in any ways taints that community

in the perception of outsiders,” he said. “You don’t want to have something called the Penticton regional correctional centre. You can fix that in a hurry by giving it some other name that isn’t so closely associated with Penticton.” However, Hall argued that hosting such a facility could not help but stigmatize the community. “Most assuredly we would be stigmatized by a prison,” he said, arguing that Penticton has a reputation unlike Kent or Agassiz, which Plecas had used as examples

of communities hosting prisons. Rather, Hall continued, Penticton has a reputation for being a quiet tourist town, a “Napa Valley of the north”, and those towns were never known as vacation spots before the prisons were sited there. “Tourism is a very important aspect of our community and don’t believe anyone that would tell you otherwise,” said Hall, who talked about the possible impact such a stigma could have on the local economy. “Why take the chance?” Haugli also reassured the

approximately 80 people in attendance that an increase in crime was unlikely, and that it was too early to say if the RCMP would need more staff, though he said the general increase in population might trigger that. At that point, he continued, he would start talks with the city and the province to determine how the need would be dealt with. “But when it comes to crime rate, there is no evidence that I have been able to locate that speaks to an increased crime rate in a community once a provincial correctional facility has been built. All my research points to a decrease in crime rates in those communities,” Haugli said. “As your chief of police, you have my continued commitment to reduce crime in this community, correctional facility or not.” The panel also included RCMP Supt. Dave Walsh from Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows, where the Fraser Correctional Facility is located, and assistant deputy minister Brent Merchant, from the Ministry of the Solicitor General and former warden at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre. Hall felt the panel was stacked against the anti-prison side of the question, feeling that indicated proponents of the prison are nervous about the reaction of the public. “I think they are running scared,” he said. “It appears to me not only did they stack the panel against the anti-prison side, but my impression of the audience was that they were trying to stack the audience against the anti-prison side as well.”

Voting begins Tuesday on proposed correctional centre BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

The City of Penticton is reminding residents and property owners that it will be conducting an official public opinion poll starting this Tuesday regarding the municipality’s bid to bring a proposed 360-cell provincial correctional centre to its city limits.

The poll will be held June 14 through 18 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. Free 30-minute parking will be in effect at 100 Main St. throughout the process. According to city clerk Cathy Ingram, a mail-in ballot will also be available. “People need to phone the clerk’s department and we will confirm whether or not (they

are) on the voters list,” said Ingram. “If they are on the voters list, we will mail out a ballot. If they are not on the voters list, we will send an application form with an affidavit for them to sign saying that they are eligible.” Ingram stressed that it is the voter’s responsibility to ensure that their sealed ballots are delivered to City Hall no later than June 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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“(If someone) is concerned about the postal strike, we will gladly send out the ballot by courier at the applicant’s expense,” she said, adding that forms are now available at City Hall. “This is a very important opinion poll, whether you are for (the centre) or against it,” said Mayor Dan Ashton. “So please get out and vote. Your input is needed by the city for direction.”

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A place to stay forever BUSINESS IN THE CITY FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS The Works Division will commence its annual unidirectional water main flushing program within the Municipal area commencing May 24 to June 24, 2011. Advantages of adopting a unidirectional water main flushing program will result in significant system improvements and cost savings such as: increased water velocity, which promotes better pipeline scouring; improved mineral and biological deposit removal; taste and odour control; reduction of turbidity; elimination of waterline re-fouling; reduced frequency of mainline flushing; reduced water usage; opportunity for infrastructure preventative maintenance (valve and hydrant exercising); cost savings over traditional flushing. This may result in the water supply showing sediment and discoloration in various areas. This sediment is bacterially harmless, however, may cause some discoloration to laundry if not detected. To avoid any inconvenience check water color prior to using. If you do experience dirty water, simply run a cold water tap until water clears up. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience you experience. For more information contact the City Yards at 250-490-2500.



TAG A BAG “Tag-a-bag” tags must be placed on all standard garbage containers which exceed the two bag limit. Tags can be purchased for $1.50 each at City Hall, Community Center or www. Mountain Landfill.

GARBAGE 2 bag limit or 25 kg (55 lbs) container limit. Tags for additional garbage can be purchased at City Hall, Community Center and the Campbell Mountain Landfill.

MULTI-FAMILY PICKUP RESIDENTS Recycling is now co-mingled in your central bins, sorting your recyclables is no longer required. Glass must be recycled at BFI or Campbell Mountain Landfill. Recycle pick-up is now bi-weekly (every 2 weeks). FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.penticton. ca or call Public Works at 250-490-2500. Watch your mail for your new Collection Guide & Calendar coming soon!

PUBLIC OPINION SOUGHT REGARDING PROPOSED CORRECTIONAL CENTRE BEING LOCATED IN PENTICTON Penticton City Council is seeking public opinion by qualified electors within the City of Penticton regarding a proposed Provincial Correctional Centre being located in Penticton. During the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18 at City Hall Council Chambers, ballots will be available asking the following question:

“Do you approve of a Provincial Correctional Centre being constructed and operated within Penticton city limits?” YES

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RECYCLING Clear or clear blue plastic bags can be placed at the curb with your garbage on your recycle day. Residents are responsible for providing their own recycle bags. You can continue to use your blue box to hold your recyclables until it fails, however replacements will no longer be available. Recycling is now co-mingled, sorting your recycling is no longer required. Recycling is now bi-weekly, alternating weeks with yard waste. Glass is no longer accepted in your recyclables. Your existing yellow and blue bags can no longer be used.

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ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS RESIDENT ELECTORS: Age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and a resident of the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: Age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and a registered owner of real property in the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not entitled to register as a resident elector; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a nonresident property elector.

REGISTER AT TIME OF VOTING Persons not on the List of Electors may register at the time of voting. You will be required to

complete a voter registration form and provide at least 2 pieces of identification. Mail ballot will be available for those persons who qualify as electors and who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity and who expect to be absent from the municipality on voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. Mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk before 7:30 p.m. on June 18, 2011. For further information or clarification of the above, please contact: Cathy Ingram, City Clerk - or 250-490-2412. Cynthia Wasnea, Administrative Coordinator or 250-490-2410.

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OCP AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2011-24 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2011-24 being a bylaw to amend the City of Penticton Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2002-20 to ensure consistencies with City of Penticton Zoning Bylaw 2011-23. The above-mentioned Bylaws and supporting information are available at



The City of Penticton is offering half hour free parking in the 100 block of Main Street from Tuesday, June 14, 2011 to Saturday, June 18, 2011 to afford the public an opportunity to provide their opinion respecting the proposed Correctional Centre.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 2011-30 to remove 885 Winnipeg Street from the General Multiple Family Development Permit Area and added to the General/Tourist Commercial Development Permit Area.

SPRING RUNOFF Local creeks can become dangerous during the spring runoff. Water volumes and velocities increase creating unstable banks and dangerous conditions. Please ensure the safety of yourself and your family and keep a safe distance from the creeks during spring runoff. City of Penticton Public Works Department

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ZONING BYLAW NO. 2011-23 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Bylaw No.

ZONING AMENDMENT 885 WINNIPEG STREET BYLAW 2011-31 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2011-31 to amend Zoning Bylaw 8765 as follows: Rezone from RD (Duplex) to CRM (Commercial Residential) located at 885 Winnipeg Street, Penticton B.C. The applicant proposes to construct a two storey commercial building to accommodate a dental clinic. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed Bylaws may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Monday, June 20, 2011. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaws and 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, June 20, 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. Anthony Haddad Director of Development Services



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Albas adapting to new role as MP BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

It has been a busy past two weeks for freshly elected Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas. Sworn in as a member of Parliament May 26, in the last fortnight Albas has worked through his first throne speech, federal budget and opportunity to speak in Canada’s House of Parliament. Albas said the speech from the throne, delivered by Governor General David Johnston, reminded him of the tremendous responsibility an MP is bestowed to represent his or her constituents. “It certainly reminds all of us as Parliamentarians that we are here to do a job (important) to Canadians,� he said. “It is an honour to be here.� Albas said the throne speech contained the basic ideas and themes the Conservative Party campaigned and won on during the last federal election. “Things such as supporting jobs and growth; eliminating the deficit a year earlier; supporting hard-working families; helping seniors save for their retirement so that they can retire with dignity; and making sure that we’re supporting lawabiding citizens,� said Albas. “We as govern-

ment intend to act upon those things and deliver for Canadians.� And then on Monday, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Conservative’s first budget since winning its majority. “The budget itself is more or less what was presented in March,� assessed Albas. “There has been some economic updates that have been done and some new data that has been put in there. As well we have talked about democratic reform and the phasing out of political subsidies ... But basically it’s the same budget.� Indeed, but for two election-promise changes — eliminating the subsidies and handing over $2.2 billion to Quebec for instituting a harmonized sales tax with Ottawa back when there were no rewards for doing so — there is not a significant difference between the budget tabled before the election and the one now. The 2011 budget is the first step in Flaherty’s plan to eliminate the federal deficit by 2015, a commitment that will see the government cut roughly $4 billion a year from the budget. Albas said one of the important processes the Conservatives will initiate is a comprehensive review of all government spending.

Albas also highlighted the budget’s increased financial support to the Guaranteed Income Supplement for lowincome seniors and new tax credits for families. “Everything from ecofriendly retrofitting to seeing the parents who put their children in creative activities such as art and other cultural activities will be able to keep their taxes down with arts and culture tax credits,� he said. After hearing from residents throughout the election campaign that people are tired of the partisan “bickering� in Ottawa that took place under the last Parliament, Albas said he has made a personal commitment to behave in a congenial positive manner — a pledge symbolized by the presence of a Steller’s jay pin on the label of the

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ollowing months of hotly charged rhetoric, Penticton residents will now make their way to the polls and cast their vote on an issue that could set the direction for the community for decades to come. A non-binding opinion poll will be conducted next week to gauge Penticton residents’ reaction to the prospect of a 360-cell correctional centre being located in the community. The vote will be held Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Penticton City Hall. While the poll must be non-binding for legal purposes, make no mistake that city council will abide the outcome of the referendum. To do otherwise would make a mockery of council’s decision to conduct the vote and would carry fatal political consequences in this fall’s municipal elections. While a no vote will certainly eliminate the Penticton sites — one on Campbell Mountain and another near the Cantex gravel pit — a yes vote doesn’t assure the provincial jail will be located in the city. Penticton is one of several Okanagan communities to express an interest in the proposed provincial jail and remand centre. Solicitor General Shirley Bond has hinted the province will make a selection on the site of an Okanagan correctional centre in mid-June, although it seems to fly in the face of reason that a decision on a facility not scheduled to open until 2015 couldn’t be put off for a week to allow for further public input to be obtained. Whatever the final outcome of the referendum may be, the most important thing is that all Penticton residents make their opinion known. Whether you believe the correctional centre will bring a huge economic boost to the community or you fear the facility will jeopardize community safety, there are no wrong reasons to vote. The whole purpose for the referendum is to find out your opinion, and you are the only one that can know the answer to that.

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What comes next for Yemen?

resident Ali Abdullah alSaleh, in power in Yemen for the past 33 years and under siege for the past three months, left the country on Saturday night with a large piece of shrapnel lodged just below his heart. He may not come back. Accompanying Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment were the prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the speakers of both houses of parliament and Saleh’s personal security adviser, all of whom were also wounded in the Friday explosion at the al-Nahdayn mosque in the presidential compound in Sanaa. It’s a pretty clean sweep, so the question is: who comes next? Nobody even knows whether the explosion was caused by a bomb planted in the mosque, a shell or a rocket. The situation is very complicated, so you’d better take notes. (There will be a brief test afterwards.) The turmoil in Yemen is really two separate conflicts. One is a traditional power struggle between two elite factions. The other is a non-violent, prodemocratic youth movement inspired by the popular revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world. They were linked at the start (though most of the young idealists didn’t realize it), but they will be disentangled by the finish. One of the elite factions is dominated by President alSaleh’s own family: his son Ahmed Ali commands the


Presidential Guard, and his nephews Tariq, Yahya and Ammar control other vital elements of the security and intelligence apparatus. The rival faction is led by the al-Ahmar family, whose current head, Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, is the leader of the Hashid tribal confederation, one of the two most powerful in Yemen. The most important alAhmar brother is Hamid, a businessman and a leader of the opposition Islah party. There is ample evidence that Hamid helped to get the student protests underway, making his Sabafon mobile network available to send out messages organizing the protests and then covering the demos lavishly on his Suhail TV network (whose head office was burned by Saleh’s troops last week). So far, so bad. What makes it worse is that the quarrel is among such a narrow and unrepresentative elite. The Saleh family, like the Ahmar family, belongs to

the Hashid tribal confederacy. They both therefore follow the Zaidi tradition of Shia Islam, whereas a majority of Yemenis are Sunnis. Eighty per cent of Yemenis don’t even have a dog in this fight. But the young Yemeni protesters in the streets are not interested in a mere reshuffle of the elite, and the Ahmar family has never controlled them. They actually do want democracy, and they have already paid a high price for their idealism: about half of the 350 people killed since the first “Day of Rage” in January have been unarmed youths. The other half, in the past two weeks, have mostly been tribal fighters backing the Ahmar family and military forces controlled by the Saleh clan (plus lots of innocent bystanders). In terms of how Yemen has always been run in the past, the Ahmar family is now on the brink of victory. But the drama will not end there. One of the student leaders, Hashem Nidal of the Independent Movement for Change, put it well in a recent interview with the BBC. “They wanted to push the revolution towards violence and we refuse this completely ... We are coordinating with many protesters across the country to make sure they don’t fall into the trap of violence. “After three months of great efforts in raising awareness among people to avoid vio-

lence,” he added, “we managed to reach a level of understanding that refuses violence. We are looking to topple this regime by peaceful means.” By “regime”, he means the tribal, sectarian, undemocratic way in which Yemen has always been run. The departure of President Saleh won’t be the end of the story. The Ahmar family’s allies may take over the government, but they will face just the same demands from Yemeni youths who want a non-sectarian, democratic, non-tribal state that offers them a decent future regardless of their tribe, their sect, or even their sex. If they get the chance to build that state, they will face horrendous challenges. Yemen is the poorest Arab country, and its modest endowment of oil is running out. So is the underground water it depends on for irrigation, and the population is growing at 2.6 per cent a year. Half of the 24 million Yemenis are illiterate, and half the population is under 18. The kids may fail, but who stands a better chance of surmounting these challenges? A democratic government run by the younger generation of Yemenis, or a regime controlled by the Salehs or the Ahmars? It’s all quite simple, really. So there will not be a test after all. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Letters Prison carries too great a risk By now, readers must be tiring of letters addressed to the proposed prison for Penticton. However, given the huge long-term consequences of proceeding with the project, the breadth and depth of ongoing community interest should come as no surprise; and should be welcome. Therefore, it is important to cast a vote in the forthcoming poll, one that is based upon a careful consideration of the full range of issues before us. First, it is ludicrous to think that bringing to Penticton any new enterprise of the size, scope and influence of B.C.’s largest prison would ever be contemplated without the city undertaking and making public a comprehensive, location-specific professional impact assessment, covering a wide range of considerations— social, cultural, environmental, fiscal and physical. Second, the best evidence available suggests: (1) that long-term net economic benefits will be at best neutral and possibly negative; (2) that a facility of this size will place huge demands upon taxpayers to cover otherwise unfunded and large incremental infrastructure costs, from basic utilities to policing; (3) that safety concerns, while overstated by some, will remain as powerful perceptions with unwelcome consequences; (4) that the phenomenon of stigmatization will determine who comes here — as a visitor, as a new business, as a new resident — and equally important, who stays here; (5) that the residual worries of property values, esthetics and environmental trade-offs will have a profound impact on the city’s long-term development; and finally, (6) that building an economy on the incarceration industry and the misfortunes of fellow citizens is desperation at best and morally reprehensible at worst. Third, important as these consequences are, there is a more fundamental and far-reaching issue at stake, namely: What kind of city do we want Penticton to be in the future? Apparently, the mayor and the council-

A place of forevers Penticton councils of past and present have made irreversible decisions that forever affect the quality and livability of our city. In the ‘80s, despite public outcry a hotel and casino were built directly in front of the Main Street view corridor, forever blocking the beautiful lakefront panorama; in the ‘90s three condo towers were approved and later built on Okanagan Lake, forever presenting an unpleasant obstacle to the viewscape when arriving from the north into Penticton; and no one in this city is likely to ever forget the decision made by council to build the events centre in this last decade, forever tying us to its debt string. Now Penticton council seems poised to make another irreversible decision with the misguided view of dealing with our horrendous debt problem brought about by another forever decision. Building a prison will only provide a forever irreversible regret for this city. We have the opportunity to follow our well thought out growth and planning strategies to make Penticton a beautiful, livable, sustainable city forever known for its wonderful beaches, natural beauty, arts and culture, sports tourism and fruit and wine excellence. Let’s make the forever decision to support those amenities rather than floundering for the first hook dangling with unreliable promises of money and employment.

needed is a children’s hospital? I have often wondered why there is only one in all of B.C. I hear of the cost of what it takes for the family of a sick child to travel to Vancouver. I have two very active kids and friends with kids. The thought of packing up to move to the coast for treatment when there should be a children’s hospital in the interior has more of a need then a prison. I find it frustrating that the very thought of a jail in Penticton to be absurd. Penticton is not designed to be a prison town. Penticton can offer a lot more to the families of sick children then the families of inmates. Think about this. I even have the perfect spot. The old water slide land. It already has experience making children and families laugh. It is close to the lake. There is even a lot of empty condos that can be used to house the families if need be. The jobs will be there. Ms. Clark, here is a challenge to your government. Family first? How about children’s hospital first? Please give this some thought when the day comes to vote on this prison. Look a child in the eye and think about who is more important: an inmate doing two years less a day or your son, daughter or granddaughter, having to go to Vancouver for treatment when a children’s hospital is here in the Okanagan.


Allison Howard Penticton

Hospital a bigger need Here is a no brainier. Why are we even thinking about a jail in the Okanagan when what is really

lors who have pushed so hard to bring B.C.’s largest incarceration facility to Penticton have failed to remember that deliberations are well underway of the city’s Visioning and Strategic Planning Committee (upon which the mayor and all council members sit). For this reason alone, their reckless endorsement of the prison makes an absolute mockery of the ongoing visioning exercise. Indeed, by definition, the first consideration of the committee would have been looking at what makes a good city — namely what features are likely to optimize the well-being and life-satisfaction of its residents. Fortunately, more is known about this than ever before. However, having a prison as the community’s dominant industry simply does nothing to meet any of the accepted criteria of highly liveable communities. (Not surprisingly, no small or medium-sized prison town has ever made it on anyone’s “bestâ€? or “most liveableâ€? city list.) So, starting from a fall-back position when it comes to choosing a new vision is disappointing to say the least. This seemingly lack of imagination is both troublesome and dangerous. Accepting a future as second-best or “good enoughâ€? risks sending the message that all we are good for is a prison. Rather, Penticton should be concentrating on putting into place those conditions best able to attract new enterprises, and leveraging on these and existing assets — in town and on the periphery. We can do better, much better. In a word, the irreversible squandering of the longterm and unique potentialities of the city and its surroundings — already threatened with a shortage of land and other resources — is sheer folly. So, to the mayor and council: Perhaps you know something some of us don’t. If not, do the right thing ‌ admit you made a mistake ‌ your credibility would rise enormously.

Patrick J. Buchanan Penticton

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selfishness and rage that they cannot even think clearly. Such inane questions are being asked of our elected officials such as: Do you realize that hard drugs are inside of prisons? Really, that is the point you want to raise to oppose a facility? Using that logic, hard drugs are inside Penticton’s high schools, should we therefore close them down? I have not read one letter to the editor, nor heard one person speak at a public meeting that comes close to a rational argument against locating this facility in Penticton. Is this the best that the no side can do: incoherent letters to the editor and gutless, cowardly, anonymous threats to the mayor and council members? You must N of I yourselves, G H T C L U B be proud making sure that Penticton and the South Okanagan continue to slide into economic ruin. As long as someone is there to pour your coffee or bag your groceries for minimum wage, then I guess the working poor and unemployed of this town can eat cake

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I have never before written a second letter to the editor on the same subject, but the letter from Mike Pearce had some of the most outrageous claims I have seen yet regarding his support of the Penticton prison proposal. Let me begin with the one that made me honestly wonder if I had ingested some hallucinogenic mushrooms before reading. Apparently, according to Mike Pearce, having a prison in Penticton will ensure good attendance at the SOEC. What? How did you come to that conclusion? Will the prisoners get day passes for good behaviour to attend Cirque du Soleil? Or maybe those prison wives and girlfriends will need something to pass the time while they languish in our local motels waiting for their loved one’s parole. And please, no more fairy tales about all the jobs. Number one, these jobs will not go to locals as there is no prison guard training available in town. Number two, the custodial and food jobs will probably be contracted out to non-local firms. The prison construction will probably go to an out-of-town firm as well, given recent history. So you can kill Mr. Pearce’s assertion of a billion dollars in benefits to the community. What makes people

We can do better Since my last letter, I have been able to talk with the mayor and all members of council. The mayor had agreed to be bound by the vote on the day of the petition presentation and councilors Gary Litke, John Vassilaki and Andrew Jakubeit also agreed to be bound by the poll vote. When I last spoke with Coun. Sentes she stated, “I voted for it initially,” meaning the prison. She further stated, “as a councilor I am charged to vote independently.”

think throwing around absurd gigantic numbers like a billion makes their case more believable. I could easily counter with a prediction that $2 billion will be lost by the gigantic sucking vortex of lost opportunities and economic downturn that will befall us once the prison is approved. My claim has at least as much merit as the previous assertion. And about the 39-day average sentence that was referred to, it makes it sound like the remand centre proposed here will house only the most minor criminals, like shoplifting, public drunkenness, etc. A remand centre can typically house the most dangerous criminals in the province while they are awaiting transport to federal penitentiaries. I could go on point by point, but it is making me dizzy trying to argue against what seems so painfully obviously wrong. Perhaps, what we need isn’t a prison, but instead how about a special purpose treatment facility for city councillors affected with stupid ideas. Vote No for the prison, and in the next civic election, consider before you re-elect anyone who has aligned with the Yes side in this issue. Mike Hanley Penticton

Coun. Pearce stated, “I will decide on the day in question.” So there you have it, the majority of council will be bound by the vote which will thus decide if Penticton has a prison. It is now vital for everyone who cares about our future to get out and vote at City Hall June 14-18. As for my second question: (mayor and council) are you aware that hard drugs are being used within the B.C. prison system? None of the council members chose to

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After four years on tour trampoline artist Dmytro Negodin still loves the audience reaction. “Mentally it can be difficult especially when you do so many shows but when 3,000 people stand up and cheer…” said the Ukrainian athlete. “The public gives me the energy I need.” As staggering as the show itself, the infrastructure is moreso, most of which is contained in the 18 semitrailer trucks that will soon be rolling into town. That includes everything from the 26-foot high, 60-foot wide metal temple-like backdrop to the three motorized aluminum rings suspended high above the stage used to move performers and provide support for technical and acrobatic equipment. There are also the 1,500 costumes cut from 16,000 feet of fabric which include some rather unusual items like bubble wrap, window screen and springs. Over 300 pairs of shoes alone are cleaned and hand painted each week by the touring staff who travel with their own washers and dryers. Tickets are available at the SOEC box office, Wine Country Visitor Centre, online at www. or by phone 1-877-763-2849.


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s one of the seemingly few who actually enjoyed the X-Men’s previous big screen outing, 2006’s Last Stand, I don’t know if I’m a real expert on giving advice for the latest mutant adventure, X-Men: First Class. Perhaps there’s just something about this story that intrigues me, good or bad. I do know this much, though. X-Men: First Class isn’t as great a comic book movie as it is a solid film, period. A prequel to the Hugh Jackman-led trilogy, First Class is a wonderfully told story; the manner and style in which director Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass) unfolds his tale is darn close to magic. This engages, it entertains, and most impressively, it won’t alienate non-fans of the franchise and that’s not a simple thing to do. How can I be so sure? Easy. I wasn’t a fan of the X-Men growing up. My comic book preference always leaned more towards DC than Marvel (ask your kids to go into detail what that means


‌ long story short, I’m more hyped about this summer’s Green Lantern than Captain America), but again, there’s something so irresistible about the concept — it’s almost too smart to be labelled typical comic book fare, yet too much fun to be considered art. ‘Course, an outrageously great ensemble cast doesn’t hurt. Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds) plays Erik Lehnsherr, a guy who barely made it out of a Holocaust camp, where it was discovered by an evil scientist (Kevin Bacon) that he could bend and shift metal without ever touching it. Erik obvious-

ly becomes Magneto, and First Class is largely about his early friendship with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who eventually becomes Professor X, the leader of the X-Men. The origins of other familiar players like shapeshifter Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence of Winter’s Bone), airborne Angel (Zoe Kravitz) and fuzzy blue Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are paraded out, yet it doesn’t reek of obligation to introduce these characters — Vaughn makes every one of them fit beautifully and feel essential to the proceedings. Where other Marvel material has sometimes piled on a variety of creatures at a rapid fire pace (Iron Man 2 and even some of the Spider-Man sequels were probably guilty of overcrowding the bench). Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give X-Men: First Class a four. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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Country rock sensation Keith Urban, along with special guest The Band Perry, announced today that Penticton will be one of the nine Canadian stops on his Get Closer 2011 World Tour. The tour comes in support of the Australian-born singer’s sixth studio CD, Get Closer, which was released in October 2010. The album follows two previous consecutive Billboard country and pop #1 albums, as well as five previous CDs, all of which have been certified platinum or multi-platinum. His last effort, 2009’s Defying Gravity, produced five hits, including chart-toppers Sweet Thing and Only You Can Love Me This Way, bringing his total of No. 1 songs to 11. Critics have called Urban’s shows one of the best reasons in the world to attend a live concert. Urban’s catalogue of hits including Better Life, Somebody Like You, Days Go By, You’ll Think Of Me, Sweet Thing and his latest, Without You, combined with an all new production will give his fans a concert experience that has earned Urban a reputation as one of music’s best live performers. The Band Perry, consisting of sister Kimberly and brothers Neil and Reid, launched its country music career in 2009 and hit paydirt with its second single, If I Die Young, which went to No. 1 on the country music charts in summer 2010. Tickets for the Sept. 24 show go on sale 10 a.m. on June 17 at the SOEC Box office, the Wine Country Visitor Centre or by phone at 1-877-7632849.

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branch 40 fish and chips at 11:30 a.m. and a branch dinner at 5:30 p.m. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with John (Cash) Hodson at 6 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre on 2965 South Main St. cardio dance at 11:10 a.m., beginner line dance at 1 p.m., and evening dance at 7:30 p.m. with music by Buzz Byer. BEREAVEMENT WALKING GROUP for those who are grieving the death of a loved one every morning

until June 10 meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Japanese Garden Gate behind the Penticton Art Gallery. Leisurely walk. Coffee time afterward. Call 250492-9071 ext. 2203. DR. MARK AND Twilla Welch peace-making delegation to Israel/ Palestine from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penticton Health Centre, 740 Carmi Ave.


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SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre on South Main Street dance at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil Sajna. For info call 250-493-2111. CRIBBAGE CONGRESS grass roots club meets at 7 p.m. in the Drop-in Centre on South Main. Call Joe at 250-493-5073 for info. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has dog races at 1:30 p.m., the Good Ole Boys Making Noise jam session starts after races, bring your instruments and have some fun. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. ANAVETS HORSE RACES and meat draws at 2 p.m. and a Stanley Cup party with prizes at 5 p.m. W H O L E F O O D S WHEATGRASS CAFE hosting networking event for the environmentally conscious from 2 to 4 p.m., 1770 Main St. Free organic snacks and drinks. For info call Candis at 250-487-8843. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from 4 to 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome to 1197 Main St. Designated driver is on duty.

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KIWANIS K-KIDS meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main. Open to all kids ages 6 to 13. For info visit or call Colleen Emshay at 250-490-0976. WELLNESS MENTAL CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m., weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH presenting video series on diabetes and weight management at 7 p.m., 290 Warren Ave. W. Call 250-492-3135 for more info. FITNESS FRIENDS MEET every Monday at 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Call Dot at 250-492-5400. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 executive meeting at 10 a.m. AL-ANON has a men’s only meeting for friends and family 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 250-7707848 for more info. WELLNESS SENIORS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre card dance at 9:15 a.m., luncheon at 11:30 a.m., partner bridge at 12:45 a.m. and knitting/ crocheting at 1 p.m. S OUTH O KANAGAN SENIORS Wellness Society has Buddhist meditation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on 696 Main St. United Church. For info call 250-487-7455. BC SPCA FLEA market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot at Main and Carmi.

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FREE DROP-IN after school club for elementary aged children from 2:45 to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Supervised activities, crafts, games, gym time. Call 259-492-3824. BUDDHIST VIPASSANA MEDITATION and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-4621044 for details. TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Tina at 250-7701613 or Susan at 250-4965931 for info. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. 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. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus invites the public to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. Join any or every Tuesday evening. Experience not necessary, just a voice in tune from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victory Church on 352 Winnipeg St. Call 250-492-3032 or 250-4940815. S OUTH O KANAGAN TOASTMASTERS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250-689-0676 for details. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Debbie’s Diner. SQUARE DANCING WILL be at 6:45p.m. at the DropIn Centre on 2965 South Main St. PENTICTON PIECEFUL EVENING Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre on

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tographers for slide shows, speakers, tips and networking every fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penticton Museum. More info at $5 drop-in, $50/yr. 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. 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. ELKS LODGE HAS an evening of yoga with breathing exercises, introductory hatha yoga, musical meditation and a vegetarian dinner in the upstairs from 6 to 8 p.m. By donation. Everyone welcome. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE band practises from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion hall on Martin Street. All are welcome. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. THE LEGION LADIES will be holding their general meeting at the hall on 502 Martin St. at 2 p.m.


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Local shelter top dog in B.C. Western News Staff

In a year of economic uncertainty Penticton SPCA managed to meet its budget and increase fundraising, the main drivers of why they were chosen as the 2011 Branch of the Year. The BC SPCA awarded the Penticton branch at a special ceremony held recently. Under the leadership of manager Tracy Westmoreland, the Penticton branch increased their fundraising to $23,000 from a projected budget of $15,000. They also increased their adoption revenue significantly from $63,000 in 2009 to $82,000 last year. “Tracy’s business management background has served the branch well, creating one of our most successful branches,” said BC SPCA general manager of operations, Bob Busch. “We have seen consistent, steady growth since Tracy came on board in 2004.” In addition to her role as manager in Penticton, Westmoreland has recently been promoted to the position of regional manager, providing support to other SPCA shelters in the area. Linda Walker, a special constable with the BC SPCA, was also honoured with the Investigator of the Year award. “Linda is known as the surren-

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der queen,” said Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s general manager of cruelty investigations. “She has a superb ability to convince people to do the right thing and to willingly surrender their distressed animals rather than the SPCA having to get a warrant to seize them. This ensures the animals get the help they need as quickly as possible.” Walker has worked as a cruelty investigator for five years and prior to that worked at the Kelowna shelter for eight years. She responded to nearly 600 complaints of animal

cruelty last year, and in addition to investigations she transports animals to and from Penticton and Kelowna shelters for vet treatment or adoptions — all on her own time as a volunteer. For the past two years she also has been volunteering at the Penticton shelter. The BC SPCA awards program honours both people and animals who have made outstanding contributions to animal welfare during the past year. Recipients include veterinarians, staff, volunteers and animal heroes.

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reasons, backed by scientific studies, that support the licensing and control of cats. Cats are significant predators of birds and other wildlife, mainly small mammals such as field mice, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, but cats also kill significant numbers of lizards and other small reptiles. While it is true that cats are carnivores by nature, domestic cats are not native to North America and are not a natural part of North American ecosystems. So how many cats do we have and how many birds and animals do cats kill every year? In the U.S. the pet cat population is estimated at just about 80 million, not counting the estimated 60 to 100 million homeless and feral cats. Only about 35 per cent of pet cats are kept exclusively indoors. Since the Canadian human population is about 10 per cent of the U.S. population we can assume that there are about eight million pet cats in Canada and another six to 10 million homeless and feral cats. Controlled studies in the U.S. show that even well-fed pet cats kill up to 100 animals and birds per year. Extrapolating that figure to Canada means our pet cats kill up to 500 million birds and small animals per year. Other studies have shown that about 20 to 30 of the prey of cats are birds so that means that Canadian cats might kill as many as 100 million birds per year. Even to me that seems like an incredible number, but even if these figures are wrong by 50 or 60 per cent (and there is no reason to think they are) that is still an intolerable toll on birds that are already suffering huge population declines from other threats, primarily loss of habitat. Some people think that free-roaming cats help to control rodent populations, and within a single farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feed bin that might be true but on a large scale it has been found that cat predation may facilitate the spread of house mice at the expense of native rodents. Small rodents are an important part of maintaining diverse ecosystems and are prey for birds such as great horned owls. On the positive side, cats that remain indoors


lead safer and longer lives. Our household includes both a cat and a dog. The dog, when outdoors, is either in our yard or on a leash. The cat has never been outdoors and consequently has not fallen prey to the local coyotes nor suffered from fleas or ticks. If you are a cat owner, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you can save the wildlife by putting a bell around the catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck. Unless the bell weighs enough to immobilize the cat, they simply donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. Studies show that cats soon learn to move so that the bell doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ring and even when it does, many birds donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t associate the sound of bells with danger. To see the studies behind this column go to The BCSPCA magazine Animal Sense for Spring/ Summer 2011 also has good information about cat predation. Penticton and the RDOS donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be concerned about being the first to implement a cat control bylaw. There is ample precedence in B.C. and across Canada as well as in the U.S. for such bylaws. In B.C., Victoria, North Vancouver, Central Saanich, Coquitlam and North Saanich are some of the jurisdictions that have bylaws in place. Elsewhere in Canada, Calgary, Edmonton, London and Saskatoon are amongst the cities with cat control bylaws. The South Okanagan Naturalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club meets each month on the fourth Thursday of the month except June, July and August. Our next meeting will be Sept. 22. Meetings are held in the basement hall of the Penticton United Church on Main Street at 7:30 p.m. To find out more about our club and our summer outings check out our website Robert HandÂżeld is pastpresident of the South Okanagan Naturalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club.

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Peach City Radio hits the airwaves STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Tune into 94.5 on the FM dial some Saturday this month, and you may be able to hear something brand new to Penticton’s airwaves. That’s the frequency for the Peach City Radio Society’s broadcasts from the Penticton museum, the first on-air trial for the group that is trying to bring a new voice to the community. The initial broadcast was on June 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but they will be back in that time slot each Saturday through June. “I think it is time for Penticton to get something like this,” said Cameron Baughen, president of the society. “We have lots of events here that people may not be aware of. We have a lot of different musical artists … people that are from here that are doing music that people don’t even know about. This will hopefully be a portal for them to get more recognition for what they are doing.” For the first day, they offered a range of programming, reflecting the diverse interests of the volunteer broad-

casters already involved. Wally Hild kicked the day off, playing classic rock tunes, followed by John Hodson, who switched over to country hits from both local and international stars. “We were lucky to have his worship Dan Ashton as our first speaker and we were lucky to have (Okanagan Coquihalla MP) Dan Albas come in as well,” said Baughen, explaining the wealth of programming they were trying to offer, including a documentary-style interview by the Penticton Western’s Bruce Walkinshaw, with an immigrant to Canada who became a city councillor, John Vassilaki. “That’s good spoken word,” Baughen said, noting that while the CBC might carry something like that, it would be unusual for a local station to play such a piece. The signal is crisp and clear in the downtown Penticton area. And though the range of the small 10-watt transmitter they are using is small, museum curator Peter Ord reported being able to pick the station up as far out as the Red Rooster development on the way to Summerland. “We’re probably spending

less than $5,000. If they were trying to do this back in the day, they could never do this. The technology has changed. Now we can run an entire radio station off a computer,” said Baughen. “A lot of people in their homes now can produce radio content, and this would be the kind of vehicle to allow them to distribute it.” Indeed, the entire exhibit in the museum right now wraps around that theme, exploring how communications has changed for Penticton. The exhibit Medium & Message: the early history of broadcasting & telecommunication in Penticton will be at the museum from through to July 31. The exhibit features the history of telegraphy, telephone and TV broadcasting in Penticton, illustrating it with artifacts highlighting the technology and design from the early 1900s to 1960, drawing from the museum’s own collection and temporary donations from supporters. There will also be a panel discussion Thursday afternoon, bring together veterans of Penticton’s radio scene to recount the people, places and events that mark the commun-

ity’ broadcasting history. For the Peach City Radio Society, though, this is just the beginning. “This is a good first step and we are going to develop a business plan to see where we go from here,” said Baughen. “We have been approaching groups to see where we might be located, which is a huge first step. Fundraising is a huge step as well, because we are going to need money to get this off the ground.” “As part of the event, they are looking for donations to help the radio society move on to the point where they will be able to broadcast on a regular schedule. Through all of June, people can donate to the society through the museum and receive a tax receipt in turn. “We’re looking at a pretty large community without a community radio station. Nelson has one, Rossland has one — lots of small communities are building this infrastructure,” said Baughen. “If it wasn’t fun, no one would do it, because they (the broadcasters) are all volunteers. It is really enjoyable to share your love of music or your love of ideas with other people.”

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Roadshow is returning to Penticton: 5 Days Only! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer After very successful shows in Pt. Alberni and Langley, The Roadshow is returning to Penticton. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

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noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Road-

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Co-ordinator sees education as key in reducing conflict with bears KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

A region-wide Bear Aware co-ordinator hopes education will help reduce the chances of human and bear conflict. Zoe Kirk’s role as the Bear Aware ambassador is to educate by going door-to-door in hotspots, visit schools, citizen societies that ask her to speak and groups such as runners or cyclists in the region who are in the interface zones. “Why are bears in our community? Because we lure them in, and not by maliciousness or wanting to have bears in our community,” said Kirk. “They have a nose that is five times better than a dog’s. Bears are always hungry and when we put our garbage out it has that scent of highcalorie, high-fat and then there is the fruit and

ing garbage secured in the house, garage or shed until pick-up day and then return containers to the secure site once they are emptied. Picking up ripe and fallen fruit daily, using bird feeders only in the winter, cleaning barbecue grills after use, bringing pet food dishes inside and not adding meat to composts also are suggested. If a bear is spotted in your community, remain calm, keep away from the bear and bring children and pets indoors if possible. Never approach a bear and do not run from it as bears can move quickly. Once a bear has left the area, residents should check their yards to ensure there are no attractants available. “We need to learn how to co-exist. If we can learn how to manage ourselves, which means our garbage and how we place things such as barbecues and pet foods around our homes so all

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While cell phones in class are not permitted, Tuesday was a special circumstance for Penticton baseball player Dustin Houle who was drafted by the Major League Baseball team the Milwaukee Brewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had warned my teacher ahead of time that I might be getting a call and he told me to go ahead and take it if it came,â&#x20AC;? explained Houle. The teacher realized this was not an ordinary phone call. Houle, who is from Penticton but moved last year to play baseball with the B.C. Premier Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Langely Blaze, was sitting in English class at Brookswood Secondary when his phone rang shortly after noon. On the other end was Houleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisor calling with the great news that the 17-year-old had been taken in the eighth round, 251st overall, by the Brewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was shocked to go that high,â&#x20AC;? Houle admitted, figuring he would go between the tenth and 15th rounds of the 50-round draft for all high school, college and university players in North America. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But over the past month, I have been tearing it up. I am just really excited right now; it is a surreal moment.â&#x20AC;? Houle, a third-baseman/catcher, spent most of May in the Dominican Republic with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior national team. Upon returning a few weeks ago, the Brewers

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An undefeated weekend gave Penticton’s Advantage Mini Storage Heat PeeWee team gold at the Semiahmoo lacrosse tournament. The Heat posted wins over the host Semiahmoo Rock 6-2 and Abbotsford 4-0, while tying Westshore Whalers 3-3. Less than 24 hours later, the Heat re-matched against the Whalers in the gold medal game. The Whalers jumped out to a 1-0 lead before Jace Canada replied for the Heat to draw even. Austin Swanson put the Heat ahead with a laser beam shot from the top of the house, but the Whalers were able to draw even. Canada scored what appeared to be the game-winning goal, but the Whalers battled back, replying to Canada’s second and third goals of the game. Tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, the teams battled in an eight-

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ^Fuel efficiency based on ratings of 2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada vehicles. Total of 6 Best in Class models: Fiesta (B Car), Fusion Hybrid (CD Car), Escape Hybrid (Small Utility), Ranger (Compact Pickup), Super Duty (Full Size Pick Ups over 8,500lbs. GVWR), and Transit Connect (Full Size Bus/Van). Classes per R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. (Canada). Fuel consumption figures based on city/hwy label values, using Transport Canada approved test methods and information available at the time of publishing. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ±Projected best in class fuel economy for 2011 Super Duty based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models; class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. *Purchase a new 2011 Ford [F-150 Super Cab 5.0L XLT 4x4/ Ranger Sport Super Cab 4x2/ F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition (with Power Seats)] for [$28,999/$14,999/$37,499] after Total Manufacturer Rebate of [$7,500/$6,000/$7,000] and Costco incentive of [$1,000/$0/$1,000] deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted, but before Costco Incentive deducted. Offers include freight and air tax (where applicable) [$1,550/$1,450/$1,550], but exclude license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. ††Receive $500/$1,000/$1,500/$2,000/$3,000/$3,500/$4,000/$4,500/$5,500/$6,000/$6,500/ $7,000/$7,500/$9,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, Fiesta S, Escape I4 Manual/Mustang 2DR Coupe V6 Value Leader, Taurus SE, E-Series, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4X2, F-350 Chassis Cabs, F-450, F-550, 2012 Focus (excluding S)/Fusion S, Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader), Edge (excluding SE), F-350 Chassis Cabs, F-450, F-550 Diesel Engine/ 2012 Mustang GT (excluding Boss 302)/Focus (excluding S), Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/ Fusion (excluding S)/ Mustang GT/ Expedition/Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL)/ F-150 Regular cab (excluding XL 4X2 / F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) gas models/ F-150 Supercab and Supercrew/F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) diesel models. All GT500, F-150 Raptor and Medium Truck models are excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ‡Offer only valid from April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Canadian Costco membership on or before March 31, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302 & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The new vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. ■Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger Sport Super Cab 4x2 4.0L V6 5-speed manual: 13.5L/100km (21 MPG) city and 9.8L/100km (29 MPG) hwy. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ^^Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 F-150 4x4 5.0L: 15.0L/100km (19 MPG) city and 10.5L/100km (27 MPG) hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ◆Projected best in class fuel economy based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ¤Maximum towing capacity of 24,400 lbs. on F-450 when properly equipped with 5th wheel/goose neck. GVWR. Maximum payload capability of 7,070 lbs. on F-350 when properly equipped. Class is FullSize Pickups over 8 500 lbs GVWR

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JOB FAIR — Employees of Work Zone, Greg Lewis (left) and Larissa Andrews (right) with Value Village manager Barry Braun accept an application from Wendy Chapman during a work fair recently. The new store is hiring in preparation for the opening of the Penticton location later this summer.

Chartering the ship of regional tourism ALISTAIR WATERS AND KRISTI PATTON Black Press

When it comes to tourism in the Southern Interior, the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts. At least that’s the message Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association chief executive officer Glenn Mandziuk wants to get out as TOTA embarks on an ambitious 10-month endeavour to create a strategic marketing plan to promote the region and gather information to develop a stronger industry here. The regional strategic plan, the first of its kind in the province, will be an attempt to pull together the diverse elements that make up the $1 billion industry in the southern central Interior. But drawing on the needs and desires of 90 communities in an area the size of Ireland will not be easy. “Every community with a tourism agency has some sort of a community (tourism) plan and, up to now, those plans have, for the most part, been operating in isolation of each other,” said Mandziuk. “This plan is designed to pull them all together.” Mandziuk, who is the former CEO of Destination Osoyoos, argues that tourists who come to the Thompson Okanagan tend to move around while they are here, in part because of the size of the region and the variation of what the region has to offer. But even if a visitor likes just one thing, often there are opportunities to try different variants at sites scattered throughout the area. The strength of diversity this region offers is also one of the biggest challenges when it comes to marketing the area to the world. And then there are the competing interests of the individual tourism operators at the local level, the 3,200 businesses that TOTA calls

Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

its stakeholders. Mandziuk wants those in the industry to look at the big picture. “Our goal is to get them to the Okanagan first, then ensure the Okanagan tourism growth is priority No. 1 because we all stand to benefit from that perspective,” said Penticton & Wine Country tourism marketing manager Jessie Campbell. “We know if a visitor first comes to Kelowna the chances that they are going to then discover Penticton and come back are that much greater therefore the strength in working as a sub-region to have a larger voice when speaking to our consumers is the approach that we are taking.” Struggling to regain what is lost as a result of the recession, the tourism industry has seen business slowly climbing back but it is still well off the highs seen prior to the economic downturn in 2008. Campbell said if the indicators are correct, Penticton should be on par with last year’s tourism numbers. “Just having launched a very ambitious marketing campaign, which to date is receiving incredible response and a large number of inquiries into our website, we are feeling confident that the summer

season will be a positive one,” said Campbell. Part of the campaign includes a contest to win a dream vacation in Penticton. In just three weeks they have over 10,000 entries. “As a results we are seeing strong traffic through our website which is an indicator of trip-planning for future trips to Penticton in 2011,” said Campbell. As part of TOTA’s strategic planning, in-depth consultation and priority-setting with tourism stakeholders and community leaders across the region is taking place. Information about the tourism industry here is still an educated guess. Accommodation across the region generates about $260 million per year. The $1 billion impact figure has been around for several years and Mandziuk said more exact benchmarks will enable his organization, and local tourism organizations, to chart growth to see what is working, where and why. “TOTA has stepped up immensely in the past few years and the strength of them as a regional support, I think, is really going to separate us within B.C. and beyond in terms of the Okanagan being able to become that world-class destination that we all know its capable of becoming and that we all want to see happen so very badly,” said Campbell. Many in the tourism industry are looking to the creation of the regional strategy to help bring more people here and help communities offer visitors a unique experience — everything from forests, provincial parks and native culture, to wineries, golf, water sports, winter sports, the arts and culture. “We have focused hard on leading the way,” said Mandziuk. “Because if we don’t do it, someone else will.”

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Business Resources for First Nations All Nations Development Corporation (ANDEVCO), the marketing and advisory division of All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO), will cohost a business resource forum for First Nations entrepreneurs and band development corporations. This one day event focuses on financing options for business startups, expansions and acquisitions. The support and funding agencies participating include: • Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen (CFOS) • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) • Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC) • All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) • Co-operators Insurance of Penticton


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JUDY POOLE WOMEN AND MONEY When that happens, bad decisions follow. Do you feel you don’t have the time to invest wisely? As we get older, we discover that managing a growing investment portfolio is hard work and requires more and more of our attention. Particularly in today’s markets, identifying investment opportunities requires research and doing our homework. It often involves time we don’t have to give. So instead, your portfolio doesn’t get the attention it requires and that you deserve. Is investing a regular source of worry? The goal of investing

isn’t to be in a constant state of surprise, fear or anguish. Such emotions shouldn’t be reasons to put your portfolio under the covers. Getting a good night’s sleep is a legitimate objective of good financial and investment planning. Intelligent investing is a process of identifying and quantifying the risks associated with an investment. In that way, we can anticipate the unexpected and turn it into a manageable situation. Worry and fear of surprise are indicators that your tolerance for risk isn’t in balance with your investments. If any or all of the above situations sound familiar and have frozen your investment portfolio then it’s time to seek an investment advisor to help you get redirected in the market. There are few investors who feel confident to go it alone in today’s markets. Finding a financial advisor you trust will get back your perspective with a strategy that works for you in today’s markets. If you feel that

you’ve been pulled over on the side of the road long enough, an advisor can help review your current state of affairs and recommend an investment road map that will get you back on the road. Judy Poole is a ¿nancial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 39 years involved in the ¿nancial industry. You can reach her at This article is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Raymond James Ltd. Securities offered through Raymond James Ltd., member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Financial planning and insurance offered through Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd., not a member - Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: June 23, 2011 6pm to 7pm Location: 1203 Main Street Penticton, BC Please note: Only members in good standing are able to vote. Please see reception to ensure your membership is up to date. A voting member must be in good standing, dues up to date, and has completed a waiting period of six months.



PISIAK JOYCE DOREEN Went to herr eternal home on June 5, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Joyce will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children;; k, Dennis Pisiak, ritt, Val Merritt, bray, Coreen Dobray, hildren, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters; Emily Wilton and Janice Hillis. She was sadly predeceased by her mother and father, Rose and Tom Lucka and husband, Gilbert Pisiak. Joyce’s children and grand children filled her life. She was very much a sports enthusiast. In the winter you could find her cheering on the Vees and in the summer the Saskatchewan Roughriders. She will be remembered for her love of life and will be sadly missed by all the hearts she touched. A memorial service will be held on June 10, 2011 at 11:00 am from the Parkview Funeral Chapel, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC with Father Pat Monette, officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

We announce the peaceful passing at Moog & Friends Hospice House, Penticton with brother Ray and “lady friend” Kathy Kello by his side. Predeceased June 4th by mother Grace Methot (Winnipeg) and second wife Trudy (2006). Survived by sisters, Liz Adams and Jenny (Len) Zinger (Winnipeg) and brother, Ray (Jean) Shirritt (Westbank). Survived by daughters, Shirley Simpson, Barbara (Ken) Syvenky of Surrey who shared his last week; walk partner, Sparky (Mary); Trudy’s children, Werner (Susan), Heidi, and Ed (Tracy); 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Born in Manitoba, Doug moved to New Westminster as a teenager where he developed lifelong friendships with Fraser (Donna) Gladish, Jesse (Pat) Marshall and Rennie (Marie) Heckert. Doug worked for Kelly Douglas from 1955 (Burnaby, Penticton (1978-on), Kelowna) until company closed. Doug worked as a driver/detailer at several local car dealerships. A competitive spirit and passion for sports lead him to enjoy bowling, baseball, tennis and darts. He coached bowling and baseball. He competed in darts at the ’09 Seniors Olympics. Member of the ANAVETS, Elks, and Legion, where he enjoyed sharing meals, music and making new memories after he was widowed. Doug was a quiet and caring friend to many. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat. June 11th at 3 pm at the Penticton Legion with Padre John Briscall presiding. Shared memories and reception following. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, with a private interment. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MOOG (Penticton Hospice Society) or to the Penticton Branch Royal Canadian Legion.





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Help Wanted Legal Assistant with litigation experience to cover for medical leave. To start immediately. Kindly forward your resumé to Gilchrist & Company, 101 123 Martin Street, Penticton, BC to the attention of Mr. Steve Gjukich or by email to

GRAPPLE YARDER Operator (Madil 124). Based out of Prince Rupert. Full-time, must be experienced, union wages. Email: Fax: 1-604-677-9475. JANITORIAL Firm is looking for Daytime (Sunday to Wednesday) cleaning staff to work at a RCMP station in Kelowna. Must be experienced and either have or submit to a ‘enhanced’ clearance. starting wage of $13.50 hr Contact or call 765-6708

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Live-in-Caregiver Req’d. F/T w/exp to look after a child; providing timely meals, care, assistance & taking care of general hygiene. Sal: $9/hr Knowledge of English, Punjabi is an asset. Email: Contact Harpreet at: 1-250-485-4307 Location: Oliver BC

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

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Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Dry End Supervisor to join our team in Armstrong, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. Residents are attracted by the lifestyle, reasonable housing costs, amenities and community potential available in the Okanagan.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong leadership skills with a proven commitment to safe work performance. • Good communication skills coupled with and supervisory experience are crucial to the success of this position. • Minimum of Àve years’ experience in wood products manufacturing with a preference for veneer/plywood production. • A strong working knowledge of the manufacturing equipment including dryers, lay-up, pressing and Ànishing. • Post-secondary education in wood products manufacturing or a related Àeld would be an asset READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and Áex beneÀt programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: and submit your resume by June 17, 2011 We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

INVESTMENT COUNSELLOR Reports to: Regional Manager Career level: C1

The Investment Counsellor’s (IC) primary responsibility is to provide client relationship management for discretionary portfolio management services offered to higher net worth MD clients, in accordance with MD Private Investment Counsel’s (MD PIC) investment counselling process. On an ongoing basis, the IC is responsible for the day-to-day relationship management of all clients based on MD PIC Service Standards, to ensure all portfolios are compliant with the clients’ Investment Policy Statements, and to maintain an ongoing relationship with MD’s Financial Consultants. Duties & Responsibilities: • To foster, maintain and strengthen client relationships through regular, comprehensive contact in accordance with the service commitment made to MD Private Investment Counsel’s clients; • To ensure all portfolios are compliant with the clients’ Investment Policy Statements, • To network internally to foster relationships and ensure the value proposition relating to Private Investment Counselling services is promoted and well understood; • To keep up to date on all financial matters, tax, industry news, etc. that would affect client investment activities; • To team with other specialists, Insurance Consultants, Estate & Trust Advisors, Practice Solutions advisors and clients in conjunction with the MD Management advisor to provide a complete financial, practice and life program for the MD client; Education & Experience: • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3 years of experience specifically delivering discretionary investment management service to high net worth clients. • Must be registered or have the ability to become immediately registered with the appropriate provincial securities commission as an Investment Counsellor. • The ideal candidate will have a CFA designation or will be, at minimum, a level 1 CFA candidate. • A significant part of this role is business development. As such, the incumbent must be capable of networking and pipeline building, business planning, closing business and meeting sales targets. • Must possess a University degree. Competency Requirements: • The ideal candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she is professional, calm under pressure, honest and reliable. It is key that he/she be able to think on his/her feet and use common sense as an underlying guide when working through problems. • Must be well organized, goal driven and action oriented. • Must be a team player who is committed to functioning as part of a greater whole. • The ability to build relationships up, down, across and outside of the organization will be key. • Must have strong ethics and values with a high integrity and trustworthy demeanor. • Must be computer literate with an above average understanding of MS Word, MS Excel and portfolio management software.

Closing Date: June 15, 2011 Applicants should apply directly to our website at

AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN Sentes Auto Group Bodyshop is currently seeking an experienced Auto Body Technician who takes pride in their workmanship and has a commitment to customer service. We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email with resume and cover letter to

THE SS SICAMOUS RESTORATION SOCIETY In Penticton is now taking applications for the Interim Operations Manager position. The S.S. Sicamous Society is a registered charity and a not for profit historical landmark that also includes S.S. Naramata Tug, S.S. Okanagan Stern Saloon, and CN Tug #6. A volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership, facilitates the overall operation of the museum and site. The Interim Operations Manager while working closely with the Volunteer Board of Directors will be overseeing and responsible for the day to day activities of the Inland Marine Heritage Site and museum vessels. This position is responsible for maintenance/custodial work, curator duties, tour guiding, organizing volunteers and supervising summer docent students. This person will work with the board’s treasurer in adhering to the budget and will also manage the scheduling of special events and rentals within the ship and park. Applicants must have excellent computer, accounting/budget and communication skills; be a self-motivated worker with an interest in Museum work and history of the area. This position is being offered as a full-time seasonal/temporary contract basis. June to October 2011 and will be reassessed in October 2011. Salary will based on experience and qualifications. To receive the full job description and to apply (providing cover letter, resume and references) please email Vice President of the SS Sicamous Society, Crystal Froese, crystalfroese@ No phone calls please.

BLACK PRESS Busy Press & Newspaper distribution centre in Penticton has an opening for a Bindery/Collating person. Shifts may vary. You must be in good health, reliable & eager to learn. Competitive salary & benefits. Please submit resume to: Penticton Western News-Black Press 2250 Camrose Street, Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 Or via email:

(No phone inquiries please.)




Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton is currently seeking a supplements manager for a full time position. The applicant must be knowledgeable about supplements and past management experience in an asset. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program plus staff initiatives. If you enjoy working in a positive, rewarding environment please drop off your resume to: 1042210 Main St, Penticton, attention Bobbi or email to Penticton & District Community Resources Society is seeking a part-time ECE Teacher for our Little Triumphs Pre-School, Re-opening September 2011. Please refer to our websites ‘Employment Opportunities’ for further details:, Closing date: June 13, 2011 Penticton Manufacturing plant requires a full time cabinet sprayer. Competitive wage + benefits. Must have experience. Apply in person w/resume #102-316 Dawson Ave or email Penticton Swiss Sunset Inn requires experienced or nonexperienced room attendants for summer, drop off resume at 2604 Skaha Lake Rd. Westminster Party & Tent Rentals has a position open for laundry, pressing and dishwasher share personnel immediately, candidate must be available to work until October 31, 2011 or longer salary based on experience, please apply with resume: 102-1875 Government St. Penticton

DIAMOND Drillers Wanted. We are currently looking for Sr. Drillers to provide services for our Sr. Clients programs in Gold, Zinc, Coal, and Copper drilling projects. Projects will be located near towns in the South and Interior of BC. Clean Safety and Performance references are mandatory. Apply via Fax at 250-314-4865, Email at or by phone at 250-525-0006.


Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

Trades, Technical AUTOBODY TECHNICIAN fix auto vernon/ star autobody is seeking a autobody technician, sucessfull applicants must possess high quality standards,be motivated and contribute to a team atmosphere. we offer full benefits and flat rate pay structure with bonus. email resume’s to or fax to 250545-2260 LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN NEEDED Minimum 5 years experience required Must be trained in Automatic Transmissions, Fuel Injection, Electrical Diagnosing and Diesel Engines. Send Resume with references to, or drop off at 34456 97th, Oliver.

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778-476-5946 250-860-1653

Industrial Electricians

Wanted for WTP work in Prince Albert Sask. Competitive Wages, LOA and Benefits!

* Immediate Start * Fax resume to (1)250-492-3343 or visit for more info. Penticton Cabinet shop req’s a full time qualified & experienced individual for their custom dept. Competitive wage + benefits. Apply in person w/resume #102-316 Dawson Ave or email Required: Journeyman Electrician/Technician. F/T permanent position. Commercial service work. Requirements: Certified electrician in the province of BC. Valid Class 5 drivers license. Must be Bondable. Able to work on call. Capable of trouble shooting electrical equipment. Experience with data, phone, fire alarm systems & electronics. Mechanical aptitude. Some plumbing knowledge would be an asset. Some refrigeration knowledge would be an asset. Travel throughout Okanagan Valley is required. Email resume to: RV Technician wanted. Experience necessary, Send resumes to: or fax to 250-497-8992 or apply at Advance RV ltd. 1756 Alba rd., Ok Falls BC


Health Products BERGAMONTE- THE Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order! 1-888-4705390.

All 4 PillarsTM ofÀces are independently owned and operated.

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

Cleaning Services MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

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

MIKE’S ELITE CountertopsAll Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Quartz and Laminate Surfaces. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We also supply and/or install any Tile application. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Rd., W. Kelowna. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Farm Services Ok Valley Vineyard Mgmt., servicing; wineries, private land owners, vineyard construction & renewal, site assessment and terroir evaluation. Call 250-498-2077

Fencing BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038,

Garden & Lawn Mr. Greenjeans LAWN CUTTING

Maintenance Supervisor

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to join our Alberni Pacific Sawmill Division in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Located in central Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a city of an approximately 19,000 offering a full range of services and recreational facilities as well as numerous outdoor recreational pursuits. Port Alberni is the gateway to the world renowned Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino and Long Beach. Reporting to the Operation’s Superintendent, this full time position is responsible for providing solutions to technical problems, job planning and quality production. This position is accountable for the processes of design, testing and continuous development of electrical equipment and people on the electrical team. The successful candidate has an interprovincial TQ in one of the mechanical trades with a minimum 5 years’ experience in a unionized environment.

Serving Penticton Naramata • Summerland

A detailed job posting can be viewed at

WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: Application Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2011 Reference Code: Maintenance Supervisor, APD

Call for a free Quote

250-809-5347 Dave’s Garden & Maint., for prompt efficient service. Hedges, stump grinding, garden clean-up & landscaping, call for free est. Ref’s Licensed Insured 250-493-1083 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 Now taking booking for upcoming season. Lawn care & light yard work once or weekly, call Del, 250-488-8079 YARD looking shabby? Picture perfect with EARTHSONG, 250-809-6762

Handypersons Big Hammer Handyman Services, virtually any home repair needed, interior finishing, laminate flooring, window, door installs, yard maint., complete building & property maint./janitorial, licensed, insured, ref’s (250)809-6311

Penticton Western News Friday, June 10, 2011





Home Improvements


Painting & Decorating

Tree Services


Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale


Housepainter, inside/outside, 30 yrs exp., small jobs welcome, Worker’s Comp., seniors discount, free estimate phone Dave 250-497-7912 Langevin Painting & Pressure Washing serving the Okanagan. 30% Disc for Seniors. Guaranteed 250-460-3059

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,

CHASE, BC:- RETIREMENT AUCTION for SCHULZ TRUCKING, SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH @ 10 am, Location: 1/2 mile West of Chase, 180 Planter Rd off Hwy#1 watch for sign. EQUIP: 966 C Loader w/Bucket & Log Grapples; Logging Trailer w/Scales, Bunks; Ford 5000 Tractor 3pt Hitch, 730 Case; Craftsmen Lawn Tractor; 1984 Bronco 4x4 modified, lift kit, 35” Rubber Winch, Sunroof, 96 Ford Clip, Nice; 1984 Grand Marquis, 10,000 on New Motor. SPECIALTY: 8 Lane Bowling Alley Complete Business Opportunity.; Canopy Alum Tradesmen, HiRise 8’ Canopy; FARM EQUIP; 2 Stock Racks, Cable; (2) Snowmobiles Polaris Long Trac & MotoSki; Shop Equipment & Tools; & more. Sale conducted by HARVEYS AUCTION SERVICE. 250376-7826, cell: 250-319-2101

ESTATE sale June 11th & 12th 9am-5pm, 4740 Mimac Court, OK Falls (off Maple St.) Garage Sale, Bake Sale Charity BBQ Saturday, June 11th, 8am-12 The Salvation Army Community Church 2469 South Main St. Giant Garage Sale, something for everyone, 8am-noon, 57 Grandby Pl., Saturday INDOOR YARD SALE Saturdays 7am-2pm, rain or shine 2203 Dartmouth Drive, proceeds to benefit CritterAid, to donate call 493-9752

1x4 Cedar T/G plained 5’ Long $1.50 per board, approx. 500 boards to a lift. (2) 150 Gal. alum. fuel tanks, freight liner. Christie Carriage - skyline logging. Collectors Items, 1986 Honda Shadow, 1100 cc, great cond., 34,000 kms. 250545-4653 or 250-308-0977 209 Broil King Sterling BBQ $200. 250-487-1303 Aurora Hot Tub, 1 yr old. Seats 5+, ozonater, cover & lift, steps, New $10,000+, Asking $7500, option, cedar gazebo for over hot tub, asking $1000, call 250-462-6900, or (250)494-7158 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 down-sizing, must sell by June 30, 32” TV + stand, (Sony), washer and dryer (GE), lg glass coffee table, dining rm table & 4 chairs, chair & foot stool, queen bed & bedding, computer desk, IMAC computer/printer, lamps, dishes, misc, 104-424 Winnipeg St. (250)490-2474 Ford Model 2000, $2300, Ford 9N, $1800, 2 Craftsman lawnmowers, view at, or 250-492-3330 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. Front loader Maytag Washer, VG cond. $125, 5pcdining room set, $175, 250-493-8083 Honda 3000 Generator, less than 10hrs used, $1800. firm, consider trade for new, next to new car dolly. (250)558-4641 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

ABOUT to Renovate? need plans, ideas and reno specialist? call Mike 250-488-2987, (250)494-7784 FRAMING, reno’s, basement reno’s, decks, garages, fences, patios, sheds, demolition work, retaining walls. Licensed & Insured 250-809-1454 GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250490-9762, 250-488-0407 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131


BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery available. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-8386630. Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-809-1454

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

SAVE Money on Heating!! We specialize in crawl space & attic insulation. Call today to find out more 778515-2588 or 250-770-0827

MOVING or clean up? U-Do or We Do! 18” moving van w/ramp and dolly, call 250462-9947

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,


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

Pressure Washing Pressure wash remove builtup dirt off siding & stucco walls reasonable 250-488-3185

Roofing & Skylights *SEAL TIGHT ROOFING* New Construction & Re Roofing, Free Estimates, Fully Licenced & Insured, 20 Years Exp. Call 250-8091888 or 250-494-5303 Today!!

TALLBOY Roofing & Siding, tin roofs, asphalt, cedar shake, tar & gravel conversions, gutters, great rates, call Brent for a free estimate 250-404-4210

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

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

Tree Services OK Tree Removers, bucket truck avail, no job too small. Free estimates 250-493-2687 Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494 250-488-6401



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

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay



• Boarding/Holiday Care • Daycare •Walks •Dog Taxi • In-Home Visits. Max 3 dogs/one time • Summerland based

Call Stewart 250-486-4877

Building Supplies

*HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices.

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

Pet Services PET Sitting in your home. Well known Penticton business couple dog trainer Klause & dog groomer Liz Sturze, former owners of the Penticton Pet Center for over thirty years offer reliable care for your pets in your home. References available., 250-493-2676 SMALL dog grooming and care, call Sonja, (250)4978605,

Pets ADORABLE Shih-tzu/peke pups. Born April 8. 450. 250-542-3077, 250-309-7603

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie X. Blue Merle pups. $500. 250-469-3678 Bichon Pups & Havanese Pups, Micro chipped, first shots, dewormed, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923, 250804-9924 BLACK & chocolate lab pups, family raised both parents avail to view. 10 yr old Reg Paint Gelding Bomb proof, 16.2 hands, great w/kids. 250599-9363 Keremeos offers Doberman pinscher puppies, vet-checked, shots, tail & dew claws done, $700-$1000, (250)485-8716 Kittens, Himi x Siamese, 1 F, Blue Pt., 1 M, Lynks Pt., $75ea, (250)488-7619 Miniature Eskimo pups, 1 female, 2 male. Beautiful championship line. (250)545-1155 Pom pups born Jan. 31, Pom/Chi pups born Apr 1, (250)547-6963, 250-306-7666 Rottweiler puppies, 2 males, 1 female, ready July 15. (250)549-0324 250-547-6815

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage SOUTH OKANAGAN Silver Buyer We will come to you to pick up any amount of Silver & Gold. View our site & compare prices. 778931-0558

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

2250 Camrose Street


Merchandise for Sale

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

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Classifieds Get Results!

RENOVATING kitchen cabinets, sink. $950.00 obo 250-490-2826

Steel Buildings. Factory Discounted/Canadian Certified. 33x39 Reg $19,100 Now $13,700; 54x99 Reg $65,600 Now $46,800. w w w. s u n w a r d s t e e l . c o m Source# 1KD 800-964-8335

Farm Equipment International Backhoe 3pt hitch attachment $6000.; 2 horse Trailer, $6000.; Pull behind sprayer for lawn tractor $250.; 295 Welder with Helmut, Rod, & equipment $200.; Master Craft 7” sliding wet tile saw, new $100.; Dremel Scroll Saw & stand $100. Alum. Orchard ladders 8’-$50, 10’ $60.; Pole pruner $15.; picking bag $10.; Antique dresser $80.; Antique Tea Wagon $150.; Maple baby cradle $30.; (250)546-3209

Free Items free to good home, male/female dark tabby kittens, 2 mo.’s old, med length hair, (250)493-9394


PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: tri-mirror • Antique Vanity with tri-light •mirror Love seat sofa hide-a- bed Antiquelove Collectable • Small seat sofa Dining hide-aroom tables and chairs bed Book cases large andDining small • Antique Collectable •room TV’s, tables standsand andchairs cabinets Oak corner unit • Book caseswall largestorage and small End/Side tables • TV’s, stands and cabinets Dressers, • Oak cornerHi-boys wall storage unit recliners, tables 2-to choose from • End/Side Oak doubleHi-boys pedestal Office • Dressers, ready2-to forchoose refinishing • desk, recliners, from Largedouble uprightpedestal freezer Office • Oak •desk, Elliptical exercise ready for refimachine nishing Doubleupright pedestal roll top • Large freezer • desk Elliptical exercise machine

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

Garage Sales 133 Roy Ave, selection of clothes, hockey equip, skates, + misc, June 11th 8am-12 156 Stevens Court, Saturday 11th, 8am-noon 198 McGraw Cr, June 11th 8am-till it’s gone, mattress, guitar, bike, patio furniture 2 family garage sale, 8amnoon, 138 Dafoe Pl., Saturday, June 11 618 Van Horne, front & back, Sat., June 11, 8am-1pm, golf clubs, collectables, dishes, fax machine, clothing, much more Annual Yard Sale, Sat., June 11th, The Pines MH Park, #98 Okanagan Ave. E, Penticton, 8 am-noon, rain or shine

Merchandise for Sale


JUNE 11th “ONLY” 8:00AM 11:30am 1100 Blk King st. Brass items, Air Purifier, 5th wheel hitch, footbath. Many items.

MOVING, 271 Abbott St, Sat June 11th 8am-1, everything must go from furniture to the bathroom sink MOVING everything goes, June 11th, 8am-2pm, 146 Cleland Drive Multi family June 11th, 8-1pm, tools, music, golf, lawn furniture + misc, #10-321 Yorkton Rain or shine, lots of good stuff, toys, games, girls designer clothes, Sat., June 11, 8am-2pm, 174 Braelyn Cres. RAIN or shine, w/free section, 970 Orillia St, off upper Forestbrook, Sat & Sun 9am-? SAT 8-1, dishes, bed sheets, garden lights, clothing, ornaments + lots more, 119 Huth Ave Sat. June 11, 8am-2pm. Multi Family yard sale, util. trailer, 2000W Honda Gen., household furniture and goods. #4 321 Yorkton (Figuera MHP) Sat., June 11, 8am-noon, 187 Warren Ave. W., lots of misc. items, books, pictures, fabrics SAT June 11th, 8-12, 163 Rogers Cr., various items SAT June 11th, 8am-1pm, 101-1049 Churchill, power tools, yard tools, household, furniture & etc Sat June 11th, 8am-1pm, downsizing, lots of misc household, small beer fridge, small freezer, kitchen table, lawn furniture & lots more 280One Quail Place Heritage Hill SUNKATCHERS Co-op, 4155 Hwy 3, Keremeos, June11th 8am-noon Utility trailer, self-propelled vacuum, rototiller, chainsaw, many other lawn items and tools, Sat., 8am, 255 Abbot St.

Garden Equipment DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX.

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 Petti-Bone, runs well. -TD 15, new transmission, winch, needs motor, other than that in good shape. -1964 D7 Cat, runs well, hasn’t been used in 2 years. -Couch saw mill, blower, nygger, everything ready to set up and run, cuts 30’ lengths. -Edger, D7 Power Plant. Offers. 250-547-2321 or 250-547-9098 Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, caps, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217.

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991. SHOPRIDER Scooters & Power Chairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers & ramps, new & used. Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

Merchandise for Sale

POOL Table, almost new 4x8 with all accessories, 1/2 price.$1100.250 770 1420, or 250 809 8902.

Misc. Wanted Coin & Silver Buyer at Antique Show in West Kelowna this weekend buying Coins, Silver Ask for Travis 1-800-948-8816 I Buy Coins, Collections, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc Chad 250-863-3082 ( local )

Musical Instruments Grand Upright Steinbach piano, 100yrs old, great cond, moving open to offers 250599-9363

Sporting Goods 56 GOLF BAGS WITH CLUBS. $25.00 each. 250 492-7421

YAMAHA golf cart, gas powered $3000obo 250-493-5972

Tools JOBSITE Storage Box Knaack 4830 JOBMASTER Secure and durable tool storage chest Strong single deadbolt-style locking mechanism Dims: H:29” W: 30” L: 48” $400 OBO Phone 250-4932417


No more boiling water No more heavy jugs Plastic is drastic. NO MORE WORRIES! The Chanson Nano Filter is Here! More info 250-498-8286

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953. 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. Arrow Lakes Area 5.5 acres.$79.900 cash HST 5% mortgage at 89.900 HST . for pics 250-269-7328


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LAND LIQUIDATION20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. FREE Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.

Apt/Condos for Sale SUPER-BUY in Salmon Arm, 2bdrm apt, 5appl, laundry rm, balcony, priced well below other properties for quick sale. $149,900. 250-833-2323 Updated 2bdrm condo, 986sq.ft, 5-appliances. Close to shopping and bus $205,000 250-490-0550

Duplex/4 Plex Newer 2bdrm, 1.5bath, central air/heat, new appliances, close DT & SOEC, $239,000 250488-2471 or 250-497-6399


1800sqft., 6 year old 3bdrm, 2ba+ basement home on 18 acres at 2193 Carmi Rd., amazing lake and city views, open floor plan, c/w 12ft. ceilings throughout, slate & hardwood floors, quality construction, large deck, plenty of room for horses or massive shop, school bus p/u at driveway, irreplaceable at offered price of $645,000, Russ 250-4934220 or 250-809-9929 7 acres of treed acreage, secluded w/private pond on property, paved road 25.5km on Princeton-Summerland Hwy, foot of property sits on Hayes River, approx. 1250sqft. 1bdrm home, some cleared land, barn & out buildings, new well, 100ft deep installed in 2004, lots of extras, asking $325,000. To view, by appointment only, call 250295-6032, must have pre-approved financing or cash, obo House & Salon/Barber shop , downtown Enderby, only Barber in town $259,900 Listing #26623. 1866-223-4572. 250-838-9818.

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

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 1/2 acre 1800sq.ft home, 3bdrm, 2bath, $369,000 Kaleden, BC or 250-497-8605 2280sq.ft bright home on lg 70x115 ft lot. 3bdrms, 2 up, 1 down, on bus route and less than 5 min walk to Penticton Plaza and schools. Gas fp, 5 Maytag appliances, daylight bsmt, high efficiency furnace, a/c, lg carport, RV prkg, fenced back yard & back alley access, storage shed, potential in-law suite, fresh paint int and ext. reduced $329,000, call 250-809-9014 to view 101 Duncan Ave E 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $219,900. 250-547-9659 Full Duplex 2bdrm each, reno’d, rented, storage garage. $350,000.obo. 250-503-1926.

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! Lakeridge Homes has 3 single wide modular homes for sale starting from $8000, we will supply them, you move them, contact Ralph or Scott at (250)493-6751 WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or We will beat ANYONE’S price!

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

102 ROGERS PLACE, WILTSE AREA $619,000 • PH: 250-492-2627

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.Idaho Peaceful Country Cabin on 30 acres. Get more magic from life. www.Magic


2250 Camrose St., Penticton

250-492-0444 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



Fully serviced building lot on mountain top, on best golf course in the South Okanagan. Call (604) 734-9798 View the area at

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Equity lending at very competitive terms! Ernie Kreklewetz


Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


2nd floor walk up, f,s, coin-op laundry, laminate flr, small quiet building. Avail. July 1(APA8) 2 bdrm apt, f,s, elevator, covered parking, near OK Beach, rec centre and college. Avail. July 1 (A333)

EXECUTIVE CONDOS: $1100 Alysen Pl. 6th flr, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl., sec’d parking, elevator, north facing. Avail. Now (OT410) $1200 Lakeshore towers, 9th flr, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl, sec’d parking, extra storage, many amenities. Avail. July 1 (Ot378) $1500 Lakeshore Towers, 6th floor, northeast facing, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, sec’d parking. Avail. June 1 (OT388)


When you’re looking for that special item, look in the classifieds first. 2250 250 C Camrose St St., Penticton, P ti t B BC

Ph: 250-492-3636

$1250 Lakeview home, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, f,s, laundry hook up, carport, 1 yr lease req’d, close to Naramata. Avail. June 15 (H516) $1450 3 bdrm house in Skaha Estates 2 bath, single garage, finished bsmt, fenced yard, large deck. Avail. Now (H722) $2000 Exec. style rancher house, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, lake and city view, just past Penticton speed way, dble carport, 6 appl. Avail. Now (H744) 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.


$474,900 A MUST SEE! Immaculate, 2048 sf, 3+1Br., 2 1/2 Bth., Bi-level home in Penticton, BC. Incl: 5 appl., C/A, W/B, F/P, OS sgl. att. garage, gorgeous Indsc. pool-size bk. yd. w/privacy hedge, deck & patio, shed. Mins. to all amen., schools, shopping, lake & recreation. Open House Sat. June 11, 10am-1pm 198 Dunant Crescent (250)493-5127

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Homes for Rent

A-1 Condo Winfield area, 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1025 sq/ft fully furn’d with 5appl, avail Sept 1- April 30. $1800. N/S, N/P. 1 month DD. Perfect for student. 403-803-2577 Apex resort fully furnished, 2bdrm, $650/mo, sat, t.v,hydro incl, internet avail, n/s. Avail now to Oct 31 250-809-7987 Central 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. immed., 250-496-5465 LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136

Summerland. Upper level of house. 1350 sq.ft., 2 bdrms/baths Large open floor plan, large covered deck, 5 appl. NS. NP. $900.p/m + utilities. Avail. immediately. 250-494-8617

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Recreational KEREMEOS - Riverside RV Park, lot + trailer with river view $115,000. amenities incl. indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, lodge, workshop, guest rooms + library. Call Howard or Eleanor 250499-5982. NEW PRICE: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599.

Rentals Acreage Vineyard in Oliver, 11.2 acres, 2homes, 1cabin, incl., this years crop & full production, $1,450,000 1-778-869-1805

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BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue

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

1200 sqft. $7.75/sq ft. C5 zoning. Central 2706 45th Ave. Lots of parking. 250-542-4443

2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton, 1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Downtown Penticton store front, Avail. June, 1200 sqft. or 2400 sqft. 250-492-8324 250-809-0728

Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 duplex, 4bdrm, 2ba, 4appl, np, ns. avail July 1st. $1300+util 250-462-0669 2 or 3bdrm, $850/$950, avail. now, ns, washer/dryer incl., top floor, (250)492-8422 BRANDNEW 3bdrm in 4plex, 5-appl, avail now. Starting @ @1250/mo 761 Ontario St 250-486-3791 250-490-1700 Newer 2bdrm, 1.5bath, central air/heat, new appliances, close DT & SOEC, $1000, pets on approval, n/s avail immed. 250-488-2471 250-497-6399 PENTICTON duplex, bright, clean. 3bdrm,(small) 1.5ba, near DT, Ok lake, KVR trail, 6appl., gas fp, ac, $1100, avail. July 1, 250-490-6694 TOP floor of duplex, 3 BR, 1 bath 1200 sq ft. FSWD, non smoker, pets neg. deck & covered parking, close to schools. July 1 $1200 + util 250 462-1986

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1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1bdrm apts. in clean, quiet, 45+ bldg, near Cherry Lane, s/f, dw, a/c, elevator, in suite storage. , coin laundry, n/s, n/p, $675+util 250-492-4265 1BDRM, lakeview deck, quiet, adult 8plex, ns, np, ref’s, $650+util., 250-497-6369 1BDRM, quiet, n/s, n/p, balcony, cable, storage, 40+, $700, 250-492-2006, 250-809-8952 2bdrm, 12th floor exec., Lakeshore Towers, furn. or unfurn., view, pool, hot tub, gym, sauna and more, $1650, call Dennis at Realty Executive’s, (250)493-4372 ADULT Oriented, 2bdrm, a/c, f/s, 1block from Ok Beach, n/p, n/s, ref’s req’d, $750+util, 250492-3593

1BDRM cottage in DT Ok Falls, near beach on private property, no pets, gas heat incl., avail now, $500+electric 250-497-7115 2bdrm Kiliney Beach lakeview 1bath huge lot, July 15. $1050. ref’s a must, 604-596-5645 2BDRM, w/attached garage, lg yard, f/s, dw, w/d, upright freezer, $1020+util, July 1st 250-809-9970 for application 3BDRM, 1.5bath, dbl garage, n/s, n/p, $1300 per month, call 250-493-9316 Attractive 2 level, 3bdrm home in OK Falls, 2bath, 5appl, f/p, lg rec rm, n/s, n/p, Ref. $1300/mo. 250-497-8881 KEREMEOS 3bdrm, 2bth 5/ appl, dbl garage, hardwood floors, Avail now. $1300/month Ref’s Req. 250-497-7172 RENT-TO-OWN: 4br Vernon home from 1600/mo 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo.309-2565

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RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Avail. Now - Alysen Pl: 7th floor July 1 - Lakeshore Towers: 1 bdrm, facing north, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/den, p/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, 6th floor, w/d, d/w, cent. air/heat, m/w. ec. prkg, exec. condo, incl. ammenities, prkg & storage. .................. $197500 +elect storage. ....................$115000 +elec. Property Management

Downtown: 1 bdrm +bach, f/s, a/c, decks, incl. prkg. ............................ $64500 - $68500 incl. util & cable


(250) 770-1948

Recreation Beach cottages Mable Lake Lumby end, motorhome stalls w/ RV hook up. 250-542-3276.

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

Kelowna Call 250-862-7448

Shared Accommodation Room for quiet, trustworthy person only, no parties, no alcohol, no guests, good location, $395, welfare & disability welcome, (250)493-5087 room for rent, close to downtown, $550 inclusive, prefer working person, np, ns, (780)893-8712 ROOMS avail in 3bdrm furnished home, util/cable/wireless internet incl., ns, np, $550/each., to view call Sandy (250)493-2716, lv message

Suites, Lower 1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail. now, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $700/mo, avail now 250-4922908 or 250-490-1025 2bdrm, 1ba, lg living rm, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, good location, avail. now, 250-493-1093 or 250-486-1924 2bdrm basement suite 1250sqft close to schools/mall avail now, ns, np, references $800/mo., (250)492-0331 2BDRM basement suite, close to Cherry Lane, $800incl. util incl. Avail now 250-486-7861

Suites, Upper Bright & spacious, 3bdrm 1.5ba, balcony, downtown, $1000+1/2 util. 250-462-2472 large bachelor suite, private entrance, across from PCC, avail. now, np, ns, $550+util., (250)494-8741

Townhouses 125-1458 Penticton Ave, 5bdrm, 2full bath + 2half bath, f/s, dw, w/d 250-490-1700 763 Eckhardt Ave. E 3br, 1.5 bth townhouse for rent or rent to own w,d,f,s,d/w,a/c. ref req 1050mo. 2502936494 eve.

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 HARDWORKING couple with 2 young kids & dog looking for a clean 2-3bdrm, fenced home $1000-$1200, 1yr lease ok, for July-Aug, ref’s avail 778-4760111 or 250-487-0373


Antiques / Classics Moving Must Sell very rare 2001 Chrysler Prowler, all options, as new, only 7000 mi. $35,900. obo. Best Price in Western Canada (250)5588104

Auto Accessories/Parts truck canopy, 61x81” built for 2006 Dodge Dakota Sport, as new condition, white, $500 obo, (250)497-5141 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

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3.3L V6 engine, automatic. Alloy wheels, ABS brakes, traction control, XM Satellite Radio, CD player, Onstar, plus many more options. 37,800 kms. Blue/Gray. PO125A

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2001 Chev Impala, fully loaded, exc shape $3500obo, 250770-4789 2001 Crown Victoria LX, keyless entry, auto 98,000kms, $5000obo (250)493-0444 2001 Toyota Prius a/c, pw steering/brakes/windows, keyless entry, cd, 4.7L p/100kms, $6000, 250-770-8777 2002 Cavalier, 4cly, 163K, excellent shape, $3200, 250495-0575 2005 Ford Focus, ZX3, 2dr, 4cyl, 5spd. 19,000kms. Exc cond. $5,500. (250)308-2225 2008 CTS Cadillac AWD, 3.6, V6, di, h/ac front seats, full sunroof, new sport tires, GPS & on star radio, loaded, immaculate. (250)542-2210 85 low kms 8718, well cared for Ford Tempo 4 new tires, muffler, battery, 6cd , air, 4dr 4cyl, $1195obo 250-493-4700 93 Sunbird 5spd, $1200obo 250-770-8856

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1999 Chevy Malibu, power windows, doors, locks, a/c, new all season tires, lots of new parts, excellent interior and exterior comes with panasonic deck 2550.00 O.B.O. call 250-276-6198 to view or more information

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1980 TR7 convertible. Runs. Needs new top. 1000. Chris 250-309-7603, 250-862-7763

1994 MAZDA 626 excellent condition, 136,000kms - regularly maintained, includes complete set of winter tires on rims - $2500.00 phone 250493-5491. 1999 Honda Accord, 4dr, V6, auto, fully-loaded, terrific family car, great cond., $5400obo, (250)770-8884, Penticton KIA RIO, 2003, 76,383km Clean, 4 dr, auto, 4 cyl, a/c, GOOD TIRES, No Rust. Asking $4500. 780 887 0464


Recreational/Sale 2007 Saturn Vue FWD 4 Dr. SUV

2007 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4

2006 Jeep Libery Sport 4 Dr. 4x4

Economical 4 cyl. engine, 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, CD player, Onstar, steering wheel audio controls and more. 68,000 kms. BLUE GRAY. PO123A

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

3.7L V6 engine, automatic transmission, part time/full time 4x4 selector, 77,000 kms, alloy wheels, CD player and more. ATLANTIC BLUE. PO104A
















OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

Motorcycles 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, call 250-493-4979

Recreational/Sale 1989 Champion Ultra Star Class A, 56,000kms, excellent condition, $10,500obo, 250492-0669, call Friday and Saturday only 1992 28ft Cardinal 5th wheel, 12x3ft slide out, all amenities, too many to list, well-maintained, must sell, moving, $5000 firm, 250-689-0378 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $8,500 obo. 250-306-1434 1996 fleetwood 8ft6inch SHORT BOX camper. New hydraulic jacks, 3pc bath, outside shower. $5500. 250-490-0852

1996 Dutchman 24ft 5th Wheel, F/slide, F/bath, L/F a/c, like new, $10,000. (250)5424913 cell 250-540-0490 1997 19’ Mallard Trailer, new tires $7000. obo; 8’ Lite Camper $1100 obo. (250)542-7251 1999 34ft Fleetwood Motorhome, fully-loaded, 2 slides, 55,000miles, $39,900 obo, (250)490-4791 2000 24ft Frontier RV, 59,000kms, very clean inside/ out, $16,900, (250)497-8528 2002 Citation 5th wheel, 31.5ft 2 slides, exc shape c/w 2004 Chev 3500 diesel Duramax, $45,000obo 250-770-4789 2003 Carriage Compass 31ft 5th wheel trailer. 3 slides, exc condition, option loaded. $33,000obo 250-488-6432


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2003 Outback 21’ trailer, exc. cond., sleeps 6, bunks, ac/furnace with remote, microwave & stereo, dual propane & battery, $15,500. (250)546-8672 2009 Everest 345S 5th-wh 37’, 4 slides, 7yr transferable warranty, lots of storage & after market extras, a must see $46,900. (250)275-7515 5th wheel priced to sell fast, 21ft light weight, hitch incl, f/s oven, furnace, full bath, awning, sleeps 6, RV properly maintained in exc shape. $3300 250-493-6687

15’ Cedar strip canoe, great shape, $600 250-495-0575

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1987 Sea Ray Sorrento 24’ Sport Cuddy 350 Magnum V8. Well maintained, lots of extras. $14,800 Call (250) 808-8688 25FT Reinell 302/351 Ford w/Merc leg, full engine re-build winter 2011, galley, compass, stereo, down rigger, depth sounder, anchor pkg, upgraded int, marine survey May 19/10,incl moorage at Ok Lake Pent $12,500 250-492-5266 Honda 8-hp, 4 stroke, brand new, used 2 hours, $2200. (250)546-3205

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


SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


Spring Special, scrap car removal, $65 min complete, any size, residential & commercial clean-up, drop off cars special price, (250)540-4815

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Land Rover Discovery, 4x4, 4.0 auto, loaded, exc. cond. $4900. (250)308-2225

Trucks & Vans 1994 Chev turbo diesel 3500, 4x4, great shape,lightly used, $4950, 250-495-0575 1998 CHEVY Silverado 3/4 ton Ext cab/shrt box. Exc cond. Tow pkg $3500obo. 250-487-4366

1999 Town & Country Lim., V6, auto, loaded, leather, new cond $2450, 250-488-6785 2006 Mazda B3000, V6, auto, ext cab, air, only 50,000kms, $8950. 250-545-9120.

Boat Accessories E.Z Loader boat or jet ski trailer, as new $500 firm, call 250492-8045


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12’ Aluminum Boat & tilt trailer, box is 6’x8’ with boat rack, $1350. (250)549-0447

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1999 Chevrolet 4 Dr. Blazer 4x4 LS 4.3L V6 engine, automatic transmission, upgraded CD player, 166,500kms. This is a well cared for local trade. Great shape, great buy! BLACK. PO901B






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Dazzling LED picture quality? Check. Nearly unlimited entertainment and apps straight from the Internet to your TV with SmartTV? Affirmative. Perfect for fast action and sports with TruMotion 120Hz? Oh yeah. If you're looking for an outstanding TV that's going to take your entertainment to the next level, you've found it with the LV5400.

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Penticton Western News  

June 10th, 2011 Edition

Penticton Western News  

June 10th, 2011 Edition