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Band confident of Osoyoos prison bid BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW — Payton Pye (above) inhales the fragrant aroma of the flower she and other Grade 5 classmates at Parkway Elementary, including Jaimie Price (right), were given, only to find it wasn’t quite as pleasant as she expected (below). The students were given the flowers as part of the leaving ceremonies Wednesday for those moving on to other schools in September.

An announcement on where a new 360-cell provincial correction centre will be built in the Okanagan is forthcoming, according to the minister responsible for the decision. Commenting in the wake of Penticton council’s withdrawal of its bid to bring the facility to the municipality, Solicitor General Shirley Bond said ministry staff are continuing to evaluate proposed site submissions in four communities: Lumby, Summerland, the Penticton Indian Band and the Osoyoos Indian Band. “I look forward to reviewing their final recommendations as soon as possible,” said Bond. “We hope to make a decision in the near future. At the same time, it’s important to recognize this is a historic, long-term investment for both the province and the final chosen community and we need to give all of our options careful consideration to ensure we get it right.” According to Bond, the evaluation team will take a number of things into consideration, including: the site’s location and size; proximity to other institutions; availability of utilities; and community support. It is a set a criteria that has one official with the Osoyoos Indian Band confident about the band’s submission: a roughly 20-acre lot of land located on the south side of the Senkulmen Business Park, north of Oliver, near Gallagher Lake. Indeed, OIB Development Corporation CFO Brian Titus points out that the $9 million recently completed business park is the only proposed location for the correctional centre which is ready for construction. “What we have been pushing is that our location is shovel-ready,” said Titus. “We have the infrastructure ready to go in: water, sewer, electrical, roads and all of that kind of stuff. So that gives us an advantage because it allows the province that much more time, instead of having to put in the infrastructure before starting construction on the (facility).”

Another strength of the OIB submission, said Titus, is the support for the bid within the community. “We had an internal referendum a week ago where 73 per cent of the membership said Yes,” explained Titus. “We have support from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and we have support from the Town of Oliver and the Town of Osoyoos as well. “There are always going to be people that oppose projects and there are always going to be people that approve them, but we go with what the majority of people think and support. We also know that there are pros and there are cons but the pros outweigh the negatives at this point.” Titus said the OIB has a long and proven history of economic development. “It is not very often that there is a $200 million project in the South Okanagan, or even in the Okanagan, of this magnitude,” he said. “The jobs that (the prison) will provide for the OIB community and the surrounding communities will be substantial. “It will employ about 400 to 500 people during construction and it will have about another 500 to 600 indirect (jobs) from that also. And then after construction it will employ roughly 240 full-time people.” Titus said the band expects the overall salary of the employees working at the facility to total around $17 million a year. “It will be quite the injection into the local economy for sure,” he said. “The South Okanagan has been faced with some economic challenges over the last couple of years due to the economic slowdown. We have lost a couple of main employers in the area: General Coach (trailer plant) and Weyerhaeuser (sawmill) in OK Falls. “In the long run it will be beneficial for the band. We will have land lease dollars; we will have development cost charges; we will have water and sewer fees; and we will have tax revenue. Plus, we will have another opportunity to get people back to work in the area.”


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Longtime RDOS director ready to ride into sunset KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Bill Schwarz cannot wait for the day he can turn off his cell phone, permanently. “And kick it into Skaha Lake,” he joked. The gadget chirps, ironically, as he beings to explain why he won’t be running again for the Area D director position on the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board. “After nearly a decade it’s time to move on and let somebody else have a shot,” he said as he slips his Blackberry off his hip holster and turns it off. “I can come up with another 10 years of projects, but do I have the drive to push it? This is the type of job I can’t free my mind. At the end of the work day I can’t leave the job, because it is all about ideas and what is next. It does take a lot more work than I ever imagined. “ Especially when you consider the tumultuous time of when he threw his hat in the ring. Sun Rype had just closed its plant a year or two before and Schwarz said the community felt lost. “The community felt like they had been kicked in the

stomach and they did not want to get up again,” he said. The director pushed for a sports park to give the community something they can take pride in and the development went through paid for by parkland dedication funds. Then in 2007 the main economic driver for Okanagan Falls, Weyerhaeuser, announced they were closing. “It was again like Sun Rype. But I recall speaking with the media on Main Street in Okanagan Falls and I was saying that the word was it was a bad thing they closed. I said no, it’s a wonderful thing they closed because it gives us a chance to restructure the development in the area,” he said. “It took a long time for someone to come up with a deal on that property, but they have done it. They are still waiting for the certificate of compliance to complete the deal, but the good news is we have had a depression during that period of time. The economy is getting better, the certificate of compliance will be there, Weyerhaeuser will get their cash and I understand there are already businesses ear-marked

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RDOS AREA D director Bill Schwarz sits beneath the sculpture of Okanagan Falls cowboy legend Kenny McLean.

to move in there. Our economic development office is working to also bring business in. If we can put in 50 small businesses into that place we will never be in this position again where the one big employer pulls up stakes and leaves. We will be alive, alive and very well.” Schwarz happened to stum-

ble upon Okanagan Falls by accident. Working for ICBC in Vancouver his mediation work brought him to Vernon for a short stay and he decided to visit Penticton, a place he planned to soon retire to. With hotels booked solid, he and his wife ended up in Okanagan Falls.

“It was September, it was cold, no one else was in the complex and it was really run down and basic. We got up the next morning, looked out the front, across Christie Beach and down the lake, and my wife thought that looked pretty neat. We walked around the community and really liked it ... a one-night stay turned into three nights,” said Schwarz. But it was when the previous director told youth they could build a skateboard park in Kenyon Park and then told them they had to take it out after they raised the money and installed the equipment that he decided to throw his hat into the political ring. “I was pretty incensed you don’t say yes, then say no. I became quite vocal, wrote letters to the editor that it was the wrong thing to do. People suggested ‘well Schwarz, put your money where your mouth is,’ so in November of 2002 I ran,” said Schwarz. And the projects he dreamed up started taking shape — a fire protection plan for Apex, Christie Park acquisition, Keogan sports park, an economic development office, curbside pickup, a new wastew-

ater treatment plant, a walkway around Skaha Lake, fire inspection to commercial and motel businesses, beautification committee and many more. Then, of course, is the Kenny McLean statue. Schwarz was the chair of the committee which helped erect the life-sized bronze statue in Centennial Park last summer. “The Kenny McLean statue was amazing. When I took a look while up on the podium last summer at the unveiling and saw there was over 1,000 people in that little park for the dedication,” he said stopping short. “That is a third of the population of the town — imagine if a third of the population of Vancouver showed up for something. This was something really special and the people said that is ours.” Referring to the community as the little train that could, Schwarz said his advice to the next director elected is to simply listen to what the people want, keep them in the know of what is happening and watch the town pull together to get it. “I’m hoping the next person that comes in sees that because this is a fabulous community,” said Schwarz.






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Accessibility no picnic for city’s disabled STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

James Ludvigson doesn’t think the City of Penticton is doing too badly when it comes to making things accessible for the physically challenged, but he does say there is one area where they will get a failing grade from him this summer. The issue is picnic tables — there are only two he knows of in city parks that he can roll his motorized wheelchair up to and enjoy a social afternoon or evening outdoors. “I can only sit decently with friends and family here or over at the skateboard park,” he said, sitting at an extended picnic table behind the SS Sicamous. “And the skateboard park can get pretty busy, pretty noisy and rowdy as well.” The table Ludvigson is sitting at was dedicated to Glendine “Snooky” Seeley, who was a local activist for accessibility as well as an athlete, bringing home six gold medals form the 1968 wheelchair games. “She was no slouch … she was a huge advocate for access,” said Ludvigson. Her philosophy, he continues, was not to request special treatment, an aim that mirrors his own. “I’m not asking for anything special. Whatever anyone else is doing, I what to be able to do it too,” he said. Before mid-July, Ludvigson wants to see at least one table in each Penticton park modified

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THIS ACCESSIBLE BENCH behind the SS Sicamous is one of the few in Penticton that James Ludvigson can sit at in his wheelchair.

to accommodate a person using a wheelchair. Making more tables accessible is a difficulty that he feels can easily be solved. And if the city doesn’t take action by early July, Ludvigson said he is willing to take matters into his own hands and risk arrest. “I have friends with power tools

and black masks,” he said. He’d like to see the city simply remove some of the seats on the square picnic tables that dot city parks, making it easy for someone in a wheelchair to roll right up and join their family, rather than being forced to sit outside the circle. If the city won’t do it, Ludvigson plans to start the process himself,

removing the four bolts holding the seat in place on one of the square tables to make room for his chair. If he should decide to attack the benches himself, Ludvigson plans to not only invite the media to witness the event, but the RCMP as well, so they will be on hand to arrest him. Another stumbling block he

wants to see removed is a provision in city policy that allows people donating funds for a table — the source for most of the city’s tables — to decide whether to have all four seats or remove one for accessibility. For Ludvigson, the option is unacceptable — especially since most opt for the four seats. Amenities in Penticton, he said, should be for all people. “So let’s change the wording on that; from today forward, we’re going to say that any money that comes into they city, we use it to benefit the masses,” said Ludvigson, adding that, overall, Penticton does well on accessibility issues. “Mainly because they’ve got a good attitude. It all starts with attitude,” he said. “But the paperwork and the bureaucracy slows things down.” Ludvigson lists off accessibility improvements made over the years to the Gyro Park Bandshell, public washrooms, buses and bus shelters, as well as ramps on the interior and exterior of City Hall. “There are so many beautiful areas,” said Ludvigson. “I live here because I love it and I want to make it better.” One of those beautiful areas is Marina Park. It has been well designed, according to Ludvigson, with accessible paths, no stairs and only gentle slopes. “It’s lovely, but there is nowhere to sit for you and me to have a game of crib. It just makes me sad; that’s all part of normal life,” he said.

Parent calls for end to grad party in wake of teen’s death KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Parents and students are starting to speak out against an annual grad party that claimed a Penticton teen’s life last week. Kevin Andrews has a son that is going into Grade 12 at Penticton Secondary School next year and is encouraging the parents, students and community to call for an end to the camp out that takes place the day before the school year starts. “It is time to end this tradition,” said Andrews. He said there has been lots of talk about the parties, known as Sunrise and Sunset, before and after the death of Andrew McAdam, and many of the students have already agreed that

other plans need to be made for future events. “So as we mourn the loss of this young man just short of his 17th birthday and prepare for the next group of students to enter Grade 12 at our high schools, ask yourself what you can do, or better yet, ask yourself what you will do to make positive difference in their lives,” said Andrews, who is a former school board trustee. “We as a community have a vested interest in our students so let’s stand together and be there for them, to guide or supervise them to encourage them and cheer them on, and most importantly to pick them up if they fall down. Whether it’s your child or your neighbours’, we do care, and together we can make a difference.” He said whatever the alternative is, the

students need to be involved in coming up with the idea. “I think the kids have already started that process. I also think parents need to be awfully careful and awfully involved at the same time so they don’t push their kids. My experience in working with kids in the school is that kids like to be able to develop the ideas on their own and don’t like to be doing something because someone told them to,” said Andrews. “We need to provide the opportunity to ask kids what they want to do rather than parents tell them what to do. Hopefully they know as well that our door is open and they can say ‘hey this is what we want to do, can you help us make it work?’” Josh Sauter, a close friend of McAdam’s who will be attending Grade 12 at Pen High


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Aggressive deer kicking up a fuss in South Okanagan KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Several reports of aggressive deer in the South Okanagan have conservation officers reminding residents that they aren’t all tame like Bambi. “This year more than other years we are seeing the deer being more assertive,” said conservation officer Bob Hamilton. “It is a sensitive time of year because the deer are fawning, and unfortunately the does have learned the best defence is a good offence. They have experience with dogs and coyotes and have learned to stand their ground.” Hamilton, who noted fawning season takes place in the month of June, said even wellbehaved dogs are targeted because the deer have learned that coyotes are their enemies and so they go after dogs.

“The deer are confusing dogs with a threat, and because they have learned they can stomp that threat they will go after it,” said Hamilton. On Tuesday a woman in the Interior town of Kimberley was attacked by a deer after she shielded her two pugs. Hamilton said the deer kicked and stomped at the woman. Police had to be called in to shoot one of the deer and conservation officers located a second deer and fawn that was there and shot them. “Their hooves are sharp and they can do a number. They normally stand up and flail with their hooves so they can cut you or bruise you pretty good,” said Hamilton. “Deer are never considered to be predators and this is a new role. What they are doing is defending their young and trying to get rid of the perceived threat.” Janelle Wood, who lives in the Wiltse area

of Penticton, said her dog was attacked last Sunday. An Okanagan Falls woman, Louanne Sylvestre, who owns the dog walking business Woofin Good Times, said she also experienced aggressive deer. A deer had its fawn in the neighbour’s backyard and has been guarding Sylvestre’s yard. “My boyfriend, myself and our dog have been charged at several times. Our dog does not bark either so she just continues to charge. Anyone walking down the road with a dog the deer will chase,” Sylvestre said. “I am worried every time I walk out of my house.” The conservation officer recommends that people not allow their children to walk their dog alone while the deer are fawning. Hamilton said carrying a walking stick so you can defend yourself if a deer attacks also might help. “With any wild animal attacking, unless it’s a huge animal like a grizzly bear, you are best

to stand your ground and dominate the animal. Turning your back and fleeing is going to make it easy for them. Back away slowly, talk deeply and firmly. It is probably best not to throw anything at them because they may see that as more of a threat. If they do attack and you have a walking stick, although it is unfortunate, you can give them a wallop. They are used to being prey and used to flight so their natural instincts are to flee,” said Hamilton. The Ministry of Environment recommends giving the wild animals lots of room when you are nearby. If you find a fawn that is orphaned or injured, contact the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 or a wildlife rehabilitation centre as soon as possible. Do not touch or move the fawn. It is important to handle deer orphans carefully and minimize human contact in order to give them the best chance of surviving and returning to the wild.


CURBSIDE PICK-UP YARD WASTE March 1st to November 30th - Unlimited quantities of yard waste will be collected biweekly on your regular garbage day. Kraft paper yard waste bags or garbage cans clearly marked “yard waste” must be used. Prunings can be bundled with twine. Clear plastic yard waste bags will no longer be accepted

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.

GLASS RECYCLING Glass containers will no longer be collected at the curb they can be recycled at the following locations: • BFI - 1200 Carmi Avenue • Campbell Mnt. Landfill - 901 Spiller Road

LARGE & BULKY PICK-UP 2 Items per year. Next pick up May 7-11, 2012.

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 NOTICE COMMUNITY CENTRE WATERSLIDE The Penticton Community Centre waterslide and high dive board will be closed on Tuesday June 28 for cleaning and resealing of the concrete stairs and platforms. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PROPERTY TAX NOTICE Tax notices for properties within the City of Penticton have now been mailed. If you do not receive your notice by June 17th, please contact the Tax Department at City Hall. New owners are responsible for the 2011 taxes and should make sure that the taxes are taken care of by the tax deadline of July 29th. You can also save time and avoid long line-ups by going to the City’s website at www.penticton. ca to claim your Home Owner Grant (E-HOG). Payment of property taxes can also be set up as a payment through your bank. MY CITY is new this year and details have been provided in the insert included with this year’s tax notice. Take advantage of the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan that The City of Penticton offers for payment of your 2012 taxes. This is a convenient way to pre-pay your property taxes by making monthly payments over 10 months, commencing August 10th, 2011. Contact the Tax Department for further details or go online to the City’s Tax Department website at www. Payments and Home Owner Grant applications must be received by our office by 4:30 pm, July 29, 2011 in order to avoid a penalty of 10%. Postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment date.


and City staff. Attendees will be invited to provide their input on the City’s bylaws and requirements for land use within natural areas.

Stage 1 Water Restrictions state that landscaping on even-numbered street addresses can be irrigated on even numbered days of the month and vice versa for odd numbered street addresses, according to the times indicated below. Bylaw-2005-02-Irrigaton-Sewer-and-Water.pdf.


City of Penticton Bylaw 2005-02 Fines for non compliance can be served Odd/Even Address System Automatic Irrigation

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PENTICTON’S NATURAL AREAS - OPEN HOUSE Public Notice is hereby given that a Public Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Penticton City Hall, Council Chambers, to provide the public with information regarding the following:

PENTICTON’S NATURAL AREAS: DID YOU KNOW? Penticton’s Natural Areas include: ■ Unparalleled Wildlife Biodiversity; ■ Wide Range of Habitats; ■ Unique Climate & Geological History; ■ Part of an Important North / South Wildlife Corridor Come learn about Penticton’s natural areas and explore ways our community can protect the values they bring to our community. The open house is intended to present current information on the state of Penticton’s natural areas and what the City is doing to guide development in these areas. We hope that this Open House will initiate informal discussion and information-sharing between the public

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The Corporation of the City of Penticton intends to dispose of the lands civically knows as 1125 Munson Avenue to Rajeev and Ritvy Sheoran in the amount of $1,200,000.00. The above mentioned information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, July 4, 2011, in the office of the Clerk’s Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed disposition may appear in person or by agent at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011 at City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. or submit written comments to the attention of the City Clerk prior to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Cathy Ingram, CMC City Clerk

LAND DISPOSITION PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The Corporation of the City of Penticton intends to dispose of a triangular portion of road right of way approximately 0.039 ha in size located on the west corner of Westminster Avenue West and Comox Street to 0716461 BC Ltd. (Bob Brown Pontiac GMC) for $64,000.00. The above mentioned information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, July 4, 2011, in the office of the Clerk’s Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed disposition may appear in person or by agent at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011 at City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. or submit written comments to the attention of the City Clerk prior to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2011. Cathy Ingram, CMC City Clerk



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r u News o Y Okanagan Marina set for overhaul city as the two clubs are willing to pay for it. However, he reported, because the lease agreement includes a clause which transfers surplus income made at the marina back to the city, and about 20 per cent of the cost for the project is coming out of that fund, the project “may have an effect on the amount of funds transferred to the city at the termination of the lease in 2015.” Most on council said they liked the proposal because it would improve the look and usefulness of the facility. Only Coun. John Vassilaki voted against the proposal, saying it was a waste of money considering the city is in the process of planning a complete overhaul of the area once the lease runs out. “I believe that everything that is down in that location should be bulldozed and taken to the dump,” said Vassilaki. However, the marina and the PYTC said that while they continue to request an extension to the lease, they are prepared to proceed with the project knowing that they may have to turn the facility over to the city in 2015.


The Penticton Marina building is about to get a facelift, if not reconstructive surgery. Penticton council approved a proposal Monday from marina officials and the Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club to upgrade the building and expand services offered there. According to city planning technologist Blake Laven, the proposal includes plans to expand the building’s floor area by 62 square-metres while conducting extensive remodeling and general improvements to the building’s esthetics. The plans also include new laundry services, expanded washroom facilities with showers and a general store, he added. “In addition to these services, the proposal features the creation of eight bays for the use by individual businesses such as small machine chandlery, boat detailing, upholstery repair, propeller exchange,” said Laven, noting there are already several potential entrepreneurs interested in the spaces. Laven said the roughly $86,000 proposal has no immediate cost to the

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ome major changes are coming next month for the way South Okanagan residents dispose of their garbage and recyclables. While there may be some initial grumbling about the changes, there is no doubt residents will pitch in to do their part for the environment. But since the beginning of the Blue Box program, the onus has been on consumers to recycle. Whether that meant filling up your bin every other week with unwanted paper and cardboard, cans and glass, or taking items to the landfill or recycling depots for appropriate disposal, industry was largely off the hook for its part in the creation of excess. With the province’s move to eventually force industry to plan for the end use of its products and packaging materials, it may force companies to change the way they market and distribute their goods. Packaging is created as much to enhance visibility in retail stores as for practical purposes. But overpackaging, particularly with small items that get hung on racks, has long been a problem. Putting the onus on producers to change the way they present products will no doubt require a major sea change. Many of our fancily packaged goods come from companies that chose a long time ago to cut costs by moving production facilities to Asia. Nonetheless, the time is coming for manufacturers and retailers to take responsibility for what they put into the environment and think seriously about where their products will end up. It’s time for some innovative packaging ideas. Better still, why not have the government create financial incentives for companies that go the extra mile, or for innovative and entrepreneurial alternatives to the status quo? Regardless what form this industry-led system takes, the public won’t be completely off the hook. We’ll have to keep up our habit of separating materials for recycling. Getting help from industry can only help speed up the process of slowing down our environmental impact.

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A hard look at your choices

et’s assume that when everyone in B.C. gets to be finance minister for a day, a majority choose to throw a $3-billion chair through the office window to show how mad they are about the harmonized sales tax. The cleanup will take two years, but first there will be a provincial election to decide who holds the broom and dustpan. And the choices are becoming clear. You have a new BC Liberal leader who has tacked to the centre on the minimum wage and business taxes in an effort to seek forgiveness for the high-handed administration that lost the public’s trust. And you have two opposition parties that are entirely reactionary in their approach to today’s fast-changing world. There isn’t much to say at this point about the B.C. Conservatives under John Cummins. They are against modern treaty settlements, the carbon tax and (I think) the HST. They stand for lower taxes, but so far that doesn’t include a reduced sales tax rate. The rest of their platform is platitudes, with enough of a whiff of protest to pave a path for an NDP government.


And the NDP manages to make the B.C. Conservatives look modern. In January I described how the B.C. NDP constitution still formally endorses the government taking over major industries, and explicitly rejects all for-profit activity. I won’t requote the convoluted Marxist language, which boils down to ‘state good, competition bad.’ A reader provides a realtime example of how this principle would apply to a problem confronting the B.C. government. To prevent another riot in Vancouver, the government should supervise an orderly redistribution of Stanley Cups. This core principle of socialism, an 80-year-old relic, was debated at the

national party’s convention in Vancouver on the weekend. Socialist dead-enders rallied to keep it alive, rejecting vague new wording that favours “social democratic principles” to ensure “economic and social equality.” This isn’t just an academic discussion for party conventions. One of the last acts of the NDP opposition in the B.C. legislature this spring was to propose a legislated end to poverty. According to their bill, B.C. should create a Ministry of Poverty Reduction with annual goals for imposing the redistribution of wealth. The “Poverty Reduction Act” contains a weaselworded definition of poverty: insufficient money to “acquire and maintain economic selfreliance” and “facilitate integration into and participation in society.” Does this mean a guaranteed annual income? Can people achieve “economic self-reliance” by collecting welfare? Does anyone actually believe this stuff? If you believe unionized state monopolies are the best business model, I guess so. I won’t elaborate on the fringe parties such as Chris

Delaney’s B.C. First, a splinter from the B.C. Conservative stump. The Green Party is the only one other than the BC Liberals that looks to the future. Perhaps too far in the future. The Greens want a dramatically increased carbon tax and a transition to a “steady state” economy that doesn’t try to produce and consume more. Try eliminating poverty with that program. I frequently get letters from people who accuse me of parroting the government’s line on issues such as the HST and poverty. If there are political alternatives out there that make actual sense in today’s world, I’d love to hear about them. Until then, these are the choices. Any day now, NDP leader Adrian Dix might start to unveil the positive alternative he has promised for an election that may come this fall. That will be something to examine closely. Right now, he’s urging you to throw that chair. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. tÀÀetcherbc

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Leaders in short supply

Despite the fact that council went out of its way to provide five days of voting on the prison issue, I find it most disappointing that only 24 per cent of eligible voters made the effort to make their wishes known on Penticton’s future. Two-thirds of the people that took the time to vote said No. It is clear that organized protest decided what is best for the town of Penticton. Or perhaps it would be better to say apathy and laziness decided the prison issue. Where are the community leaders in Penticton? During this debate I only saw two community leaders step forward on the prison debate. Garry Litke was steadfast on the No side and Mike Pearce was an eloquent spokesman for the Yes side. The rest of council, mindful of a coming election, sat on their hands and awaited the outcome of the vote. Three wouldn’t even commit to abiding by the vote. I think they worried for nothing. It is obvious not enough voters care one way or another, so council pretty well has a free rein to do whatever they wish. What happened to the future aspirants to a seat on city council? I suspect staying neutral; thus standing for nothing. Two city council aspirants wrote letters to the

Council misdirection I went to Monday night’s council meeting with the expectation that the prison issue in the South Okanagan is over. Surprise, surprise, Mike Pearce had his plan B before even announcing the public vote. They purposely left out voters in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen for two reasons. First, those in the regional district outside Lumby voted against the prison, so best to leave out the RDOS to stack the deck in their favour. Second, by leaving out the RDOS in the event they lost the vote, they could then promote to have the prison right outside city limits or as close as possible to the city. And this is exactly what they said they will do, encourage the province to put the prison as close as possible to Penticton, with no regard or respect to the wishes of the citizens on Penticton. I am shocked at the slippery cowboy politics that came from City Hall. The public would and should expect the city to honour the wishes of its voters, but they have zero respect for its citizens’ wishes. The only politician that deserves to be re-elected is Gary Litke for standing up to the rebel politicians we have at City Hall. If someone at Corrections B.C. is reading this, we will fight this to the end. Prisoners don’t deserve the sunny Okanagan or to be in our back yard, so stick your prison where the sun don’t shine. This is far from over. To Dan Ashton and Mike Pearce, I would highly speculate your political career is over and should be — shame on you. Clifford Martin Penticton

City kills golden goose It was with disgust and regret that I read of the City of Penticton’s decision to decline the placement of a regional correction centre within city limits. Penticton voters again didn’t turn out, with only just over one-fifth of the city’s eligible voters making an appearance. Of those voters, it would appear that more than 66 per cent of them feel that they don’t want a facility. I 7

editor, the rest were silent. It seemed not one aspirant was prepared to lead their community on this issue on either the Yes or No side. Leaders stand and provide an example in their community. Tom Bijvoet, Ron Barillaro, Mike Pearce and Garry Litke did just that. Leaders stand, the rest should get out of the way. I hope Ron considers running again in the next civic election; whether you agree with the No side or not, leadership in this community is desperately needed. I purposely did not get involved in the prison issue. I knew prisons would be hotly debated community-wide and I was hoping that future aspirants running in the next civic election would be prepared to take a stand and lead this community through this issue. Instead, it was left to the average citizen and two members of council. I waited in vain for an aspiring leader to step forward and declare for the good of the community, ‘I stand for the Yes side I will provide a counterbalance to the predominately No side.’ Too bad the people who will be running for council in the next election chose to play it safe.

can honestly say that we have let the golden goose fly the coop. In a time where budgets at all levels have been cut, we just said No to a stable income for the city. Did I miss something or is the city in a surplus and looking at hiring back people? The excuses, of course, continue to be based on fear mongering. “Somebody will escape and commit crimes against us,� or “It will affect tourism in the city and area,� or my personal favorite “Not in my backyard!� I researched escapes, crimes and effects on community population and there was nothing of significance. Penticton is based mostly on tourism. One bad season and everybody suffers, especially those in the tax base who live here full time. Two bad seasons and you might as well write off any sort of proactive spending for at least 10 years. Congratulations to those of you who continue to manage to stifle and suffocate Penticton. You are doing well. When our average age rises even further and our tax base starts to die off, I would like to know where are we going to get more people to come live here when there is very little to support a family? To those of you who say jobs won’t be for Penticton people, I say we still have to replace what we’ve lost, and our kids will have a chance to train for these jobs and come back here, just like in any other job. For those of you who say we won’t get any construction jobs and all the workers will be from out of town, I say “Where do you think they’ll be sleeping and eating?� I’ve watched big money being spent in the last couple of years in hopes that it will bring people in, but only temporarily. “Come. Spend your money. Please leave afterward though!� Kudos to the Penticton and Osoyoos Indian bands, Summerland, Lumby and any other community who is trying to better themselves with jobs and families. It might be time for us to move on to where my kids will have a chance to stay and grow and raise their families. Right now Penticton isn’t looking like it’s

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Salute to volunteers I would like to thank the more than 400 volunteers who worked at this year’s Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival. Thanks to so many volunteers from all walks of life, the festival was a huge success, and we were once again able to present world-class performing arts and activities to many thousands of children. The local high schools are always a very large part of this festival and I thank you and your teachers for your strong support, with so much enthusiasm, creativity, responsibility and leadership. I had the pleasure of meeting many volunteers who feel strongly that this festival is vital to the growth and education of our children, and any who would like to help out in the planning and organizing activities should contact our office at 250-493-8800. Thanks again, and see you next year. Chuck Eggert, volunteer co-ordinator Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival

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Customers are in for a shock In July of this year, BC Hydro and Fortis will embark upon a billion-dollar-plus venture to replace every analog hydro meter in the province with a wireless “smart” electrical meter. For consumers of electricity, who face up to a 50 per cent increase in their electrical utility bills over the next few years, this expenditure is needless and unjustified. Gordon Campbell signed the Clean Energy Act in April of 2010. This act is not about clean energy; this act is about creating more profit and getting more control over the citizens of British Columbia. In this act, Gordon Campbell pledged that every home would receive a “smart” meter by the year 2012. This act also exempts all “clean energy” initiatives from scrutiny by the B.C. Utilities Commission and, therefore, there will be no public consultation usually guaranteed

by the BCUC on such initiatives. The B.C. Smart Meter program is another Liberal-insider deal; however, this one is by far the most corrupt and outrageous. I will leave it up to the readers to wade through the trails of people who will get millions of our dollars from contracts they have gotten, without competition, to purchase, distribute and install these meters. This article explains how these people lead directly to the doorsteps of Gordon Campbell and other high-profile Liberals. http:// SmartMeterProfits/print.html. Although the costs of the Smart Meter program is, in itself, enough to turn one’s stomach, there is another important side to these meters that needs attention. A few weeks ago, the World Health Organization listed the emissions of wireless devices such as smart meters as a potential carcinogen.

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Having scanned through a publication issued for the purpose of promoting Penticton with area maps, advertising and marketing, I could find nothing on the South Okanagan Events Centre. So I went on the internet and located the schedule of summer events for the SOEC, and other than the upcoming Cirque Du Soleil, which will be a fantastic program, and then Keith Urban in late September, it appears that the events centre has no other scheduled events. In essence, the centre will be shut down even though fixed and variable overhead costs continue on a daily basis. I am aware of summer events that are going on at Mill Bay Casino, a small town approximately a three-hour drive south of Penticton, situated right next door to Lake Chelan. Mill Bay is able to provide summer entertainment at prices ranging from $25 to $75 covering well named entertainers such as Dwight Yoakam, The Doobie Brothers, The Drifters, Coasters and Platters, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations and the Four Tops, to name but a few. There is entertainment going on there every week this summer, right through to Sept. 17. Being of the “older” generation, I for one would love to see groups like this come into Penticton. I have made enquiries into the cost associated with bringing in entertainers of this quality and I have been informed that the cost could be anywhere between $20,000 to $40,000. It may be that Mill Bay Casino is using the entertainment as a “loss leader”, but even if the SOEC contracted for the same or similar events into Penticton, and only sold say 2,500 tickets at similar prices, the SOEC would not only make money, but they would contribute to and help support the spinoffs to local hotels and motels, restaurants, etc. I am led to believe that the people who oversee and control the entertainment coming into the SOEC have already turned down Kiss, so the question must be asked: what’s going on? Bill Waddell Penticton

Grateful for garden help We the members of the Larry Currie Gardens would like to express our gratitude to Art Knapps for there contribution of highnutrient soil to the members who are living below the poverty line and could not afford

Electro-magnetic radiation is in the same category as DDT as a potential health risk. One would think that this announcement by the WHO would be enough for a government to put the brakes on a program that guarantees higher levels of exposure to a potential carcinogen. In Europe, for example, these wireless meters have been refused due to their potential health risks. Instead, telephone cables and fibre optic cables relay the information from the “smart” meters. The problem in B.C. is that the businesses that were awarded the contracts to provide the meters have absolutely no interest in serving the public and in ensuring that the public’s health is protected. They have politicians and government bills on their side to ensure that they will live the rest of their lives swathed in our money. They are driven by profit, and this pro-

this. People have no idea what this means to our little piece of land at 232 Wade Ave. West which is owned by BC Interior Heath and managed by PDSCL and BC Housing, who feel we who make under $10,000 a year should be able to take care of this ourselves. Compost, fertilizer, seeds, implements and plants when they have programs that are not available to us because of some kind of bureaucracy. Once again a local company, Art Knapps, steps up to the plate and helps those in need. On behalf of the gardeners we thank you. I would like to invite the public to view the garden, especially one plot that has plants grown by Clara which included some unusual and unique plants that you probably will never see. Thanks again to Art Knapps, your contribution will only make our patronage towards your company stronger. Michael Gregoroff Penticton

Problem with recycling changes Howdy folks: The latest edict from our town and regional district is we can no longer use the clear plastic garbage bags for yard waste. I was made aware of this when I went to purchase my usual supply. The kind lady in the hardware told me that as of the first of July we have to use the brown paper ones. Paper! I exclaimed, but what happens if you put them out the night before and it rains? What do people do if they don’t have a place to keep them out of the weather for two weeks waiting for pickup? Don’t know. Why don’t you check with the town? I called the town and spoke to another nice lady and I explained my concerns. Oh sir, there is no problem. They use them all over the country and you know how much rain they get at the coast. Reckon I’ll just use ‘em and see what happens. Folks, this is what happens. After sitting with grass clippings in it for just seven days, the bottom of the bag rots and falls out. I went to our Town Hall and again explained the problem. Well sir, if you put wet grass in the bag what do you expect? I assure you the grass was not wet but green. And ma’am, when green grass sits for any length of time it begins fermenting and a paper bag will not stand up to this. Well sir, if you’re not happy write a letter to the mayor and council. Why don’t you just buy another garbage can? I discussed the garbage can idea with the garbage truck operator after him seeing the useless brown paper bag and agreeing it was stupid idea. He cautioned me about not filling the can as it would be too

gram guarantees them just that. I have on a number of occasions expressed my opinion in this paper. This is by far the most important issue that I will ever write about; it is by far the most despicable, cruel and corrupt undertaking by a government that I have ever witnessed. The people who sanctioned this undertaking do not belong in government. They are risking the well-being of every citizen in British Columbia. I ask anyone who reads this to take a few minutes to learn more about the health concerns over the proliferation of wireless signals that we are increasingly being exposed to. For an introduction to smart meters, go to watch?v=gR8tILAxhjI. For more information about health risks from electro-magnetic radiation, go to Vicki Lightfoot Summerland

heavy. I’m on the wrong side of 80 and have no problem lifting it but will abide by his caution. Anyway folks, there it is, be warned. Herb Moore Oliver

Inconsiderate campers I’m wondering how a normal considerate person would handle a situation such as the one my wife and I came across. Just recently while visiting a wilderness forestry campsite, we arrived to find that several picnic table locations had been cordoned off by yellow caution ribbon strung across the entrances. In other cases, at other lakes, we have come across two camp chairs and unoccupied tents. After taking up a campsite on this particular trip farther away from the lake due to this ongoing situation, a large fifth-wheel arrived to share what we thought was the same disappointment we were confronted with. The father, after a few minutes pondering (and much to our delight), removed the intimating obstacles and discarded them in the fire pit and made his family camp. My wife and I spent the evening in anticipation of the outcome of his actions. I would have considered the same action had I not been over-the-hill and required an umpteen “Dan Black Belt and Kick your Butt Self Defence.” Unfortunately I only have a yellow one, running from the nape of my neck to the small of my back. Well-executed sir! Who ever you were, we hope your act of defiance will deter others form this obtrusive, inconsiderate act of arrogance. Happy camping. Andy Homan Penticton

Rights being lost George Orwell’s 1984 has long past. What comes down the government shute on statutes and laws surpasses Orwell’s predictions. I now become a criminal, if I kiss my wife good night after she has already dozed off. Really, what perverted nitwits have we got in our system that have the power to impose their twisted standards on us? How long until they require that every bedroom be equipped with a camera that is centrally monitored for infractions? Is it the Conservative’s slogan that “the nation’s bedrooms are the business of the government”? When will we sheeple ever wake up and take our inalienable rights back from those monsters? Rolf Loth Penticton

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A&EWeekend Dralion balances art and entertainment Western News Staff

East meets West in Dralion, as Cirque du Soleil performers fuse traditional Chinese acrobatics like the balancing of massive bamboo poles and hoop diving, where acrobats leap, flip and spring through tiny wooden hoops, with their own multidisciplinary approach. The Dralion is itself a fusion, with both the show and the creature derived from two emblematic beasts —

the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West — and draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion,

Photos by Mark Brett cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. The Dralion itself makes an appearance with a reimagination of traditional lion and dragon dancing, energetic tumbling and incredible balancing acts on top of huge wooden balls. This intense, colourful show promises to be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears with incredible costumes and an original score performed by live musicians.

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New theatre still planned The Penticton & District Performing Arts Facilities Society has erected a new set of signs at the former Nanaimo Hall location, reaffirming both the commitment of the society to develop a performing arts centre and its planned location. This strategic site was acquired by the city to create and preserve future opportunities for the development of a cultural corridor and is compatible with the cultural-tourism plan, which, along with the construction of the performing arts facility, has been identified as a desirable way to support and encourage the arts in Penticton. According to the society, “development of a cultural corridor, extending

from the proposed South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre to the Penticton Art Gallery, would enliven the city core and enrich the cultural life of the South Okanagan.” While the design of the facility is complete, including a 750-seat theatre with a full orchestra pit as well as a smaller studio theatre, raising funds to accomplish the goal is difficult. However, the society feels that there are signs of renewed economic vitality and growth on the horizon. “We are optimistic that it will be appropriate to kick our fundraising efforts into high gear in the near future,” according to a release issued by the society.

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reen Lantern is a pretty cool ride, and probably everything a comic book movie should be. So then, why does it feel like this feature is missing — oh, I dunno — something? Could it be that the Lantern, very slick and very emerald, is a secondtier character from the DC Comics universe? That’s not to take away anything from the fans who sincerely love this dude, but let’s face it, gang: Batman, Superman, those guys are on the first line. Green Lantern is riding the bench with Aquaman. Maybe. But more likely, Green Lantern suffers from origin overload. That is, in unravelling all the details on how the hero came to be, by the time it’s all said and done and he’s suited up and ready to roll, there just isn’t a whole lot of time to rock in Martin Campbell’s overly-pricey but not quite-as-peppy flick. You can’t blame star Ryan Reynolds. Not exactly a rookie when it comes to comic book fare (he participated in one of the Blade sequels), Reynolds brings both his comical chops and his apparent bundle of hours spent with the Ab-flex to the proceed-


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pilot, to when he’s gifted a mystical ring and lantern, to when he finally hits the crossroads where he must abandon all fear (a prerequisite for the gig) and rumble with the brown, cloudy pasta looking to destroy our planet. Blake Lively (The Town) is decent as Jordan’s love interest, though not terribly genuine — not that fleshing out personality in such an emotionally flimsy story is an easy task. Ditto for the film’s CGI; the pretty lime backdrop is quite dazzling, but doesn’t quite make that leap from the comic book pages. So why do I still have a smidge of a fondness for Green Lantern? Simple. It’s fun. Not as fun as last month’s summer popcorn offering, Thor, and we’ll see how Captain America fares next month. But for all its faults — and there are many — Green Lantern isn’t dull. Flawed, but not dull. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Green Lantern a two and a half. The feature is currently playing at the PenMar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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The Shatford Centre is going to be a happening place this weekend, as the new home of the Okanagan School of the Arts gears up for its first summer. The fun gets underway tonight with a performance by the Taylor Cook Quintet, who are making the Centre the final stop on their B.C. tour. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Shatford and Cook, a Pen High grad, is enthusiastic about playing in the heritage building with his group of friends. Originally from Naramata, Cook now makes his home in Toronto, where he leads his newly formed quintet, consisting of himself on saxophone, Ben McChonchie on trumpet, Brandon Wall on guitar, Mark Godfrey on bass and Dan Gaucher on drums. The quintet focuses on original material from

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It wasn’t so long ago that Jennifer Welsman could not have imagined herself in front of a class of 10-year-olds teaching ballet. “Even as little as five years ago, I would have said absolutely not, it’s not something that I want to do right now,” said the first soloist of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. “I always thought I had so much more to learn.” But for the last two weeks, she has been doing just that, teaching workshops at the Penticton School of Dance. “I am at the point where I am thinking I wish I had known that when I was 10 or 12. Just little hints, little insights into dance,” she said. “It just coincided with the time off from the ballet,” she said. “I am really loving it.” For Welsman, teaching at the dance school is coming home, in many ways. She grew up in Penticton and even took classes at the same studio before leaving home at age 14 to attend the academy at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. “That’s where I started, back when I was seven,” she said. “I had all these butterflies walking up the stairs. I reverted back to my 14-year-old self, before I had left for Winnipeg. It was really funny.” But teaching the kids has been fulfilling and she said they have made incredible progress in the couple of weeks she spent with them. “It’s the kids that have the determination and the joy of dancing, because that is what I really love teaching,” she said. “The one thing I really hope to inspire kids when I come home to teach is that it is possible for someone from a small town to become a ballet dancer, or a professional dancer, whether it be tap or jazz or modern.” Welsman is well-known to the young dancers — besides having danced lead roles in the classical ballets, she has also danced modern roles, like Alice in the production of Wonderland last spring as well as playing The China Doll in the children’s television program, The Glass Castle. “A lot of the kids I am seeing now have grown up with that,” said Welsman. “That is the first question they ask, ‘Are you China Doll?’”


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An early morning fire has left an Oliver family homeless. Oliver Fire Department chief Dan Skaros said they were called out to a residence on River Road around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday. He said a family of three was at home when the fire broke out but managed to get out safe. “It was fully involved by the time we got there so all we could do was protect the outbuildings and that is about it until we got it under control,” said Skaros. “We believe it started someplace in the basement and it pretty much destroyed the top floor. We were able to save some of their things.” Firefighters were at the scene until about 8 a.m. and then a mop-up crew stayed until 10:30 a.m. Skaros said the family is now staying with relatives.

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HITTING A HIGH NOTE — Members of the Kootenay Connection band (left to right) Greg Sahlstrom, Helen Bullock and Harvey Muller perform at the gospel service during the recent Summerland Blue Grass Festival at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds.

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The man accused in the fatal stabbing of a Penticton high school student appeared in court on Wednesday on separate charges. Jamie Paul Wolanski, 19, appeared before a Justice of the Peace on Wednesday for an arraign-

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Students set for African journey STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

A group of Penticton Secondary students will be spending a chunk of their summer far from home, helping improve the lives of children at an African orphanage. “Safari means journey, safari wangu means our journey. That’s kind of the adopted name we have for our trip,” said Sandra Richardson, the Pen High viceprincipal who will be leading the 22 students on their journey. She visited the Tanzanian orphanages last year with her family. “When I was coming home last year, I wanted to bring these children with me because they are so beautiful,” said Richardson. Her husband, however, pointed out that it might be better to go back instead, and that the same amount of energy invested in bringing a child to Canada might help out even more if it was invested in Tanzania. The Pen High group will be working at two orphanages there, both run by the same umbrella organization. The first, Camp Moses, is for children under seven years old, where

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FRIDAY June 24

ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has music by Okie Dokie at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall of 1197 Main St. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 fish and chips at 11:30 a.m. and a branch pork loin dinner by the ladies auxiliary at 5:30 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with John (Cash) Hodson at 6 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre on 2965 South Main St. has a blood donor clinic from 1:15 to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only (call 1-888-236-6283).



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branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. with sing-a-long at 4 p.m. ANAVETS HAS DINNER at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and Breast Cancer Awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. (Fairview Plaza). For table rental and more information please call 250-4936604. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner to follow. Entertainment provided by Shindigger. O KANAGAN TED X COLLEGE 2011 will have 18 speakers discussing action to maintain the

combined integrity of the environment, social structure and economic health in the Okanagan Valley and the World. Visit http:// event.php. for more info. JOIN A WALKING tour of downtown Penticton’s history and culture at 10 a.m. every Saturday through to Sept. 3. Meet at Nanaimo Square 301 Main Street at the Salmon statue. Cost is by donation. For more information contact the Penticton Museum and Archives at 250-4902454. SOGLA SUMMER SWING dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Voodoo’s on 67 East Nanaimo Ave. EDO JAPAN RIVERSIDE Village will be giving away free plates of its signature Teriyaki Chicken and Sukiyaki Beef to anyone who stops by between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In place of charging for food, Edo Japan will be collecting donations for the Salvation Army Community Food Bank and they will be matching all monetary donations received. DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY MARKET is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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For more information on table tennis call Francis at 778-476-4916 or Brian at 250-492-0578. SOUTH OKANAGAN SENIORS Wellness Society has Buddhist meditation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 696 Main St. United Church. For info call 250-4877455. BC SPCA FLEA market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot at Main and Carmi. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts at 7 p.m. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY South Okanagan will be holding safety classes for construction volunteers who want to work on the Habitat house which will be built at 12 Huth Ave. Attendance at this safety course is required for those doing construction work. Volunteers who took the course previously do not need to repeat it. Class at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church office at 150 Orchard Ave. at 7 p.m.




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to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-4621044 for details. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles on 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. TOPS BC 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 more information. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has intermediate line dancing at 9 a.m. and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre. Call 250493-8274 for info. P ENTICTON F IRE DEPARTMENT has a safety village family event from 4 to 7 p.m. at 490 Edmonton Ave. Helmets required, bikes provided. ANAVETS IS HOSTING karaoke with Laurie at 6 p.m. Stu’s kitchen open. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus invites the public to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. Join any or every Tuesday evening. Experience not necessary, just a voice in

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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 2965 South Main St. For more info call Treena 250497-8901 or Fran 250497-7850. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main and 6:45 p.m. on 431 Winnipeg St. Use entrance to right of main door. 8 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. Call 250-490-9272 for information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB on 439 Winnipeg St. has membership infomation at 10:30 a.m. in the computer annex room. WELLNESS MENTAL CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. PENTICTON PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB welcomes all photographers 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. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday ta 9 .m. at 126 Dakota Ave. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in pool and darts.


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WHERE’S THE WIND — Captains jockey for position on one of the turns on the course during the 2011 Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club Grassroots Regatta on Okanagan Lake recently. Light wind conditions resulted in slower completion times.

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OVER 200 riders participated in the Prefondo race that took place in the spring.

In 17 days, Axel Merckx will be joined by Alison Sydor and Kevin Cutjar on the starting line. Sydor, a Canadian Olympic silver medalist and Cutjar, a local triathlon coach who won the Ultraman Canada triathlon are among the big names participating in the inaugural Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan race riding into Penticton July 10. Also joining the mix will be former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden, pro cyclist and Tour de Beauce stage winner Svein Tuft and Merckx’s father Eddy, a five-time Tour de France winner. Cutjar, who has already been

training athletes for the 160-kilometre event, is an ambassador and wanted to get involved because he feels it gives recognition to triathletes. “I thought it would be great for the community,” said Cutjar, a triathlete himself “To have an event like this run out of Penticton, I thought it was a great idea.” Previously unsure if he would participate, Cutjar wanted to be involved on some level. He feels he has been promoting the event anyway just by training people for it during his camps, who plan to participate. “I think it was a natural fit for me to be involved as an ambassador,” he said. Cutjar will be more of a participant than competitor as

he hasn’t had much time to train because of family commitments, but hopes to do his best under the circumstances. As for Sydor, she too is simply looking forward to the ride. Familiar with the loop, Sydor believes it’s going to be fun as she loves the area. It was only a few years ago with friends that she discovered the riding the Okanagan has to offer and wishes she had known about it during her racing career. “It’s a really good ride,” said Sydor, who resides in Vancouver “It’s quiet. Some good challenging terrain, some good hills but not extreme. I intend to enjoy the entire weekend. One of the fun things about these mass participation cycling events is after the first couple climbs, you sort of

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settle in and find the group you are going to ride with for the rest of the day and it becomes quite a social day on the bike. The entire weekend is also a bike festival.” Event director Jonathan Wornell said everything with planning is going well and they have exceeded their goal of having 2,000 participants. “This is going to be a full town in a couple of weeks,” he said, adding that it will be capped at 2,500. In the future, Wornell feels the event has the potential to grow to 5,000 or 6,000 riders in the next few years if they want. Recently the Prefondo had over 200 rider participate in the free ride and received strong feedback. For more info on the event, check

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PROVINCIAL BOUND — The under-15 boys Pinnacles won the regionals in Kamloops to earn the right to represent SOYSA in the Provincial Championships to be held July 6 to 10 in 100 Mile House. The Pinnacles defeated Kamloops 2-0 to advance to provincials. The team is as follows back row: head coach Paulo Araujo, Jake Stead, Jordan Stathers, Coleton Ashton, Ryan Brunton, Liam Hutcheson and Manuel Francisco (assistant coach) Middle row: Bret Depner, Steven Kohlhauser, Tameus Venkataraman and Xavier Araujo. Front row: Nole Dos Santos, James Fraser, Stefan Obradovic, Lawrence Langan, Marc Klering and Tristan Knoll.

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Possessing the same qualities as Robyn Muir helped Kristine Levesque be recognized with Pen High’s highest athletic honour. Levesque, who played badminton, soccer and was on the Lakers crosscountry running team was recognized because she goes hard in everything she does and always gives her best. The recipient of the award is described as being an inspiration to both athlete and coaches. The person also exhibits this inspiration both off the playing field as well as on. “I was quite shocked when my name was called,” said Levesque. “Very honoured. It was kind of funny I got the first one (award of the evening) and the last one of the night.” For Levesque to be honoured like that is incredible to her. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Levesque, who will

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attend the University of Saskatchewan to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and become a veterinarian. “I was just ecstatic. Had a smile from ear to ear.” It was a busy Grade 12 year for Levesque, who went from one sport to the next while trying to get her schoolwork done. She said doing those things is where all the memories come from for the year



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hat deepened feeling of sadness and the nephew of Flames president Kevin disappointment is gone after watchHarms. Ramsay is fighting cancer and ing the Vancouver Canucks lose in Game with the generosity of the Vernon Tigers 7 to the Boston Bruins. While there was lacrosse team, the Flames were able to chit chat in the editorial newsroom of the give Ramsay’s family $1,700 to help. Penticton Western News, I didn’t really Kudos to the, Tigers, the Flames and their feel like engaging too much in it. I needed fans. time for healing and I have moved on Sticking with lacrosse, congratulanow. Congrats to the Boston Bruins and tions goes out to Penticton Heat player Mark Recchi, a B.C. boy who ends his Jean-Luc Chetner, who earned a spot NHL career with a third Stanley Cup ring. on Team B.C.’s midget squad that will Perhaps wearing my Pavel Bure jersey compete for the National championship during the playoff run wasn’t such a good EMANUEL SEQUEIRA in August. Chetner was joined by fellow idea. Honestly, I know that had nothing teammates Brad Stel, Josh Greenwood SEQUEIRA’S STANCE to do with the Canucks not winning. I and Kaid McLeod, who also impressed just hope it doesn’t take another 17 years the coaching brass but were unable to before the Canucks reach the final. Game crack the final roster. 7 of the final set a CBC ratings record as an average of My slo-pitch team, the Subcity Sluggers, had it’s best 8.76 million tuned in to watch. The peak hit 11.2 million season in three years in the E Division. Despite a bit of viewers. a roller coaster season, the team finished 7-9-2 and manAdding salt to a cut wound in watching the Canucks aged to finished fourth in the playoffs. After losing to lose were the riots that took place. Simply unfortunate. the Fighting Quail in the first playoff game and getting What I will remember most, though is going to Game bumped to the lower pool, the team went on a roll to 5, which the Canucks won 1-0 and being part of a sur- defeat the Lobsters, Copper Mug and get revenge against real celebration. Hanging outside of Rogers Arena with the Fighting Quail before losing a close one to Camp a bunch of friends and making our way downtown high Cariboo. Great season team. On a side note, I dedicated fiving an endless amount of Canuckleheads was so much my season to raising money for autism and swung the fun. An experience I won’t forget. bat fairly well while racing through base pads to tally up All isn’t bad in the world of sports however. The a total of $191. I wasn’t alone though, as the newspaper South Okanagan Save-On Foods Flames played a strong and a friend matched my total and had teammates join game against the Vernon Tigers, winning 8-7 on Monday. also. For that, I say thanks. The Flames put on a show for the supportive crowd Emanuel Sequeira is the sports editor of the Penticton who opened their wallets to help out Kody Ramsay, Western news.



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The Penticton Tim Horton’s Pinnacles (four wins, three losses) hope to end a two-game skid against Victoria United. The Pinnacles will host the fourth-place team at King’s Park on Sunday at noon. The Pinnacles are coming off a 2-1 loss to West Van FC with Matt Reese scoring the lone Pinnacles goal. On June 19, the Pinnacles lost 6-5 to Vancouver FC. Trailing 4-1 after the first half and 5-1 early in the second, the Pinnacles rallied to get the equalizer before losing on a penalty kick from a handball. Scoring for the Pinnacles were Dan Hunt with two, and singles goals from Reese, Anthony Munoz

and Jeremy Pereira. Victoria United recently defeated Chilliwack FC 3-1 and face Okanagan FC on Saturday before taking on the Pinnacles. Hunt currently leads Reserve Division scorers in the PCSL with eight goals, while Randy Hubber and Reese are eighth and ninth respectively with three goals. The three combined for 14 of the Pinnacles’ 19 goals.

Summerland loses tight game

In Summerland Minor Baseball action, West Kelowna No. 2 defeated Summerland Credit Union 8-7. Summerland scored four runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at seven, but couldn’t

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In the article Provincial placing doesn’t do Lakers justice printed in the June 22 issue, Bernard Bredenkamp’s name was misspelled. The Penticton Western News apologizes for this error.


Okanagan Hockey Academy is beginning its 10th year of offering high quality athletic and academic programs to outstanding hockey players from all over the world. We are recruiting Billet Families in Penticton, Naramata, Summerland, Heritage Hills, Eastside Road and Kaleden to host a player in their home for the upcoming school year. This year OHA will have 7 teams, 140 Male and Female athletes ranging in age from 13-19 years old. This high level program focuses on positive personal growth in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Citizenship. We rely on Billet Homes to provide a home away from home for these young people. All transportation is provided by the Academy. Billet families will receive $500.00/month. If you would like more information about opening your home to a player and being part of this exciting opportunity please contact:

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DIRECTOR OF FUN Kelsey Allison (left) at the Penticton Ramada Inn and Suites serves up a house specialty - spaghetti and meatball pizza - to Stephanie Watson at the kid-friendly Blue Tail Grill poolside restaurant and bar.

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The new poolside restaurant at the Penticton Ramada Inn and Suites boasts a resort-feel. Popular as a lunch and dinner spot with many Pentictonarea families as well as guests at the hotel, the former Poolside Terrace has transformed into the Blue Tail Grill. It also has a twist, much like any tropical resort, the Blue Tail Grill will feature two directors of fun on duty to spark some kidorientated fun, games and entertainment during meals. “This has always been a hidden gem in our city for families. Many people thought it was not open for locals, but it is and you feel like you are in a Mexican resort sitting by the pool. We wanted to provide that true resort experience to our hotel guests and local families,” said Gord

Ferguson, general manager of the Ramada and Coast Hotels. “Our fun directors will be on the deck in the morning doing aerobics, going over events happening in the city that day, booking wine tours and then during meal times they will focus on the kids and make sure they are staying active.” The Ramada also has the KVR pub which, due to liquor license laws, kids cannot be in after 10:30 a.m. Ferguson said this way parents can sit and have their glass of wine and not have to worry about bringing their kids, as they can eat and be entertained in the Blue Tail Grill. “We wanted to spice it up a bit so we added some colour, plants, new seat cushions, completely changed the menu and the name to attract more local families and guests. The signature kids menu item

is Blue Tail slushies and a spaghetti and meatball pizza that is wood fired in their kitchen and on homemade dough. Beside the traditional kids menu item of chicken fingers and fries there are also items such as chicken with pineapple stir-fry. Ferguson said they recently held a contest to name the family-friendly eating spot and just under 300 entries came in from both staff members and guests. They chose three winners and combined their suggests to come up with Blue Tail Grill. “We did some research and there is a blue-tailed lizard that lives in this area and he is famous for a bright blue tail, it was the perfect kid-friendly name,” said Ferguson. The Blue Tail Grill will be open from today until Labour Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Oliver has its first brewery, housed at the Firehall Bistro. Sid Ruhland announced the launch of Firehall Brewery to compliment the in-house family restaurant, the colourful downtown core, the rich farmland and the regional fruit/wine agri-tourism by producing, “the beer of wine country.” The brewery will be located in the cellar of the historic building working together with Bill and Dawn Reid, operators of the Firehall Bistro on the main floor. They hope to be pouring pints by the Fall of 2011. Once the recipes are tweaked to perfection, with the help of patron feedback at the Bistro, Firehall brews will be distributed to local pubs and restaurants. Eventual expansion will allow for bottling/canning so the beers can be distributed to the region’s cold beer and wine stores. In addition, tasting samples, “growlers” (glass half-gallon jugs), and mini-kegs for special

events (ex: staff parties, weddings, receptions, local events, et cetera) will be available downstairs in the brewery’s taproom. In time, the product line will become diverse to accommodate a wide array of beer drinkers, reflecting the province’s growing demand for high-quality, locally-produced brews. The Firehall Brewery’s passion for enjoyable beers will only be rivalled by its love for music and the outdoors. The Firehall Brewery will march to the drum of its own music: live studio recordings and musical performances will be hosted by the brewery. As well, the brewery will aim to brew organic beers and adopt sustainable business practices to support the longevity of our great Canadian backyard. Relationships will be built with local farmers to source specialty ingredients (ex: orchard fruit, spices, herbs, honey) and to recycle brewery by-products.

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hen it comes to investing, what’s your risk tolerance? Do you like to stick to investments with lower risk — such as GICs? Or are you looking at more risk — stocks, fixed income, preferred shares? Or are you somewhere in the middle? If you are like most women investors, you probably have a lower risk tolerance than men, but as you’ll see, it doesn’t have to be that way. Obviously the lower risk tolerance impacts the types of investments you choose, and over time this can greatly reduce the performance of your portfolio. There are many reasons why women may have a lower risk tolerance, but my theory is based on the results of a survey done by Environics for TD Wealth Management. “Almost half of the women did not consider themselves knowledgeable investors” and “approximately 50 per cent of the women

JUDY POOLE WOMEN AND MONEY considered themselves to be low risk investors.” This correlation indicates to me that what women don’t understand scares them, and accordingly they opt out. What are the five most common investment risks that are of most concern to women? One — Market risk: A bear market may take good companies down with it. Two — Credit or Business Risk: think Nortel. Three — Interest rate risk: think of the rate on GICs these days. Four — Inflation risk: the risk that the rate of return you’re achieving 25

will be outpaced by inflation. Five — Risk of outliving your savings: We know women are living longer, and this should be the biggest worry of all. Risks One and Two are the ones that most of us are familiar with and they are what keep us in guaranteed type investments that will cement the future. The solution to cementing a “good” future is portfolio development. So how do we deal with market risk and credit risk in our portfolios, and overcome the fear? Simply, we must become educated about the investments that can comprise a portfolio, and how diversification can help manage all types of risk. It is that understanding, and working with a trusted advisor that gives women the confidence to put their money to work. Want some ideas on becoming educated? There are some excellent books on the market. Attend seminars and workshops specifically targeted to

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Andrew Stewart The world will be without one very awesome boy Andrew McAdam. He was the only son to Linda Childs; grandson to Heather Stewart/Bill Childs; great grandson to Dorthy and Dave Stewart; special friend and brother to Heather McAdam/Jay Aubie and best friend and sister Samantha McAdam; uncle to Jesse McAdam and Sonny Aubie; nephew to Debbie Childs/Brent Nelson, Shelley Childs/Christa Skov and many more aunts, uncles, the McAdam family; special friends Todd Esson and Ross Ogden and many more boys and girls from the area that will miss Andrew dearly. He had a rough beginning to life but his last few years were happy and fulfilling. He was loved by many and will be missed by everyone who knew him. May we all have the strength to carry on. Mommy will always love and miss you and hold you in my heart forever. Until we meet again. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 2pm. at the Penticton United Church, 696 Main St., Penticton. A reception will follow at 2725 Dartmouth Rd., Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112



Passed away on June 19, 2011, at the age of 55 years. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Ken Murray, mother, Shirley Nairn, her children; Charlene (Dan), Chris (Melissa), grandchildren; Jacob and Kye, brothers; Colin and Glen. Predeceased by her father George Nairn (1991). Lorna and her love of her life, Ken Murray, were on a weekend bike tour getaway doing what they loved. She pursued her passion for photography and the beauty that surrounded her. Originally from Ocean Falls B.C. Lorna shared a home in Penticton with her loving husband Ken and their loyal dog Kita. They spent their days constantly improving their home, garden and most importantly their relationship. Lorna was surrounded by loving family and friends and will always be remembered for her generous spirit and love for life. She is at peace now and will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 26th 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Parkview Funeral Chapel, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC, with Colin Nairn officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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Who was this Special McAdam boy? Only son to Scot McAdam; brother to Heather and Jae; brother and best friend to Samantha; uncle to Jessie and Sonny; only grandson to George and Louise; nephew to Barb Young and Jake Gatenby; very close cousin to Brandy, Darcy and Mackenzie Glowatski; Carie, Dave, Leigha, Sydney and Kiara Sandrelli; April, Luke, Tyson and Braydon Young/ Gosseling; Tina, Dave and Kara Barath. He was also nephew to many great aunts and uncles and a cousin to many in those families. Andy has one special great aunt, Sharon Marchant, who attended his hockey games and enjoyed many shopping trips to Spokane with him. Predeceased by Aunt Brenda Gatenby in 2003 and uncles, Daniel McAdam in 2005 and Arlie Young in 2006. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Andy’s Life will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Penticton United Church (696 Main St.) with reception to follow in the church hall. Memorial tributes may be directed to The Jump Start Program through the Penticton Canadian Tire, Summerland Minor Hockey Trust for Andrew McAdam c/o Summerland & District Credit Union or The Andrew McAdam Bursary Fund c/o Penticton Secondary School. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.


Kenneth January 19, 1929 – June 18, 2011 With his family by his side Ken passed away peacefully at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton, BC, after a brief illness. Ken is survived by wife Betty, sons; Dave (Jean), Steve (Jody), Mike and daughter Brenda Light. He was predeceased by brothers; Ron and Gordon and daughter Donna (Craig) Tulak. He will be forever loved by nine grandchildren; Ashley, Kim, Stacey, Melissa, Shawn, Ryan, Cameron, Graham and Kyra. Ken was born and raised in Vancouver and graduated from Lord Byng High School. In 1963, he and Betty moved with their five children to Penticton, Ken worked in the agricultural field for many years, and took a keen interest in environment, especially global warming and water misuse. Ken’s love for animals knew no limits and he was often seen hiking the trails above Penticton Creek with Spike and Sheena, his good faithful buddies! He thoroughly enjoyed his 13 years of minor hockey involvement, including a term as President. During Ken’s retirement, he spent many happy hours on the golf course. There will be a private family hike to Ken’s favourite spot in the mountains to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Penticton S.P.C.A. 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton, BC V2A 7W7 in Ken’s memory would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

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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

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 Home Repairs Int & Ext, Flooring, Painting, Demolition, Fences, Decks, Any Home Repair or Any Landscaping Needs, Construction Site Clean-Ups, Licensed & Insured, 250-809-1454

Painting & Decorating


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.

Drywall Certified & Guaranteed Drywall Services Ceiling Repairs -Texturing Certified Ticketed Journeyman 25 + yrs exp 250-487-8678

Fencing FENCING supply and install.All types of Wood Fencing available.Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos.Call 250-488-5338 for Free Estimate.

FENCING, wood, chainlink, cedar + decks, sheds, garages, landscaping, retaining walls. Lic & Ins 250-809-1454

Garden & Lawn Dave’s Garden & Maint., for prompt efficient service. Hedges, stump grinding, garden clean-up & renovations, 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 Retired gentleman, has time, tools and experience to make your property look “park like,” also have pick-up truck to remove trash, phone Harry (250)493-8939 YARD looking shabby? Picture perfect with EARTHSONG, 250-809-6762


• Ornamental Stone • General Renovations • Framing • Flooring • Electrical • Plumbing • Door & Window Installation


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

Plumbing PLUMBER for Hire.Hot water Tank replacements.Tankless Hot Water systems,Water Softeners/Filtration Systems.All Plumbing repairs.250488-5338

Pressure Washing Pressure wash removes builtup dirt off siding & stucco wall 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!!

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Black & Decker bread maker, like new, $25, Brother fax machine, $25, Epson color printer with new ink cartridge, $50, (778)476-3494

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 WHY PAY SOMEONE ELSE’S MORTGAGE??? 14x70 MH with addition on its own piece of heaven, 5appl., Olalla, 250496-4106, leave message

Chihuahua puppies, born April 8. 1 short haired female, 1 long haired male. 250-5468240 Doberman pinscher puppies, vet-checked, shots, tail & dew claws done, $700-$1000, (250)485-8716

Merchandise for Sale

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

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

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

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

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


Building Supplies

VINYL DECKS.Supply / Install.New Construction or replacement of existing Decking.Also Aluminum Railing installs.Call 250-488-5338

Quality Patio Covers @ reasonable prices.

Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

Landscaping BARK MULCH Fir or cedar. $20 per yard. Delivery available.Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-8386630. BARK MULCH Fir or Cedar,$20 per yard. Delivery available. Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-8386630. BROWN landscape shale rock, bobcat & dump truck avail. Call Willow Landscaping 250-492-3286 Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 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, Kelowna, 250-718-2509, Penticton, 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 MOVING or clean up? U-Do or We Do! 18” moving van w/ramp and dolly, call 250462-9947

Painting & Decorating

Housepainter, inside/outside, 30 yrs exp., small jobs welcome, Worker’s Comp., seniors discount, free estimate phone Dave 250-497-7912

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

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

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


Farm Equipment 1952 Massey 44 with bucket loader, $2500, 1976 International 3 ton fruit truck, insulated box and reefer, certified but not used, $2500, (778)4765018, 250-497-6107

Firearms SKS Ammo 1120 rnds $240, Tapco SKS tactical stocks $160, Rem M700 SPS 300 Win Mag $549, Rem M700 BM 7-08 $649, Ruger SR9 $499, Ruger SR22 $649, Glock 17 OD $749, Ruger 10-22 $249, CQ-A-1 AR 15 $699, Sig 226 $849. All at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.

Window Cleaning

Free Items

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

FREE Black & Decker electric lawnmower w/cord call 250493-2469

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

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

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

Pet Services 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

Pets 2 Pom pups born Jan. 31, shots up-to-date (250)5476963, 250-306-7666 Adorable Shih-tzu/peke pups, Born April 8,2011 $450.ea (250)542-3077, 250-309-7603 BEAUTIFUL Siamese kittens, litter box trained, loving nature. $150. 250-491-1142

Real Estate

1076 Dunes, new wine fridge, lots of practical books, kitchen stuff, downsizing, come to our yard sale, Sat., 9am-1pm, then walk to the Beach Cruise 1373 Duncan Ave. E, yard sale, 7-11am, Sat., June 25, hidden treasures Big yard sale, Sat., June 25, 9am-1pm, 1422 Ridgedale Ave, books, etc. BIG YARD SALE, Sat June 25th 7:30am 103 Bennett Ave household, tires, swingset, daycare stuff, toys, LOTS! Freebies, multi family at Kaleden Elementary school ,Linden Ave, handymans dream sale, Sunday June 26th 8am Garage Sale, Sat., June 25, 8am-1pm, 413 Conklin Ave., pine desk, wall mount tv stand, lamps, 2 Lazyboy leather recliners, books, etc. Huge garage sale, Sat June 25th 8am-1pm Tools, books security safes, yard stuff and lots of everything. 2407 Westwood Dr (Westbench) Huge Yard Sale, Sat., June 25, too much to list, 9am-2pm, early birds WILL pay double, 395 Duncan Ave. E. June 25, 8am-3pm, Skaha Estates, 319 Carmel Cres., tools, jewelry, household items JUNE 25th, weather permiting, 783 Martin St, 8am-1pm, No early birds please MISC RV parts, oak cabinet doors, lighting, hardware + lots more. Sat June 25th, 7amnoon, 100-1219 Commercial Way, Westland RV Moving sale, Sat., June 25, 7am-2pm, household, tools, hardware, furniture, everything must go, 126 Blairmore Cres.

BIG M Auction Sale Thursday, June 30th, 6:00 pm. 5765 Falkland Road, Falkland. Already consigned: Dispersal of TACK STORE CLOSE OUT; horse drawn mower, swap meet items, gift ware, and much more Consignments wanted. 250-379-2078 or 604-8504238. Visa, M/C, interac.

HOME Renovations. Bathrooms,Basements.Also Laminate Flooring Installs.Decks,Fences and Landscaping.Insured and Member of BBB.Call 250-488-5338 for Free Estimate

Merchandise for Sale


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

Merchandise for Sale

BORDER Collie/ Austrailian Kelpie Puppies. $100 Barrington Ranch Keremeos 250.499.5559

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

250-499-0024 306-227-1558 Cell


PAINTING. Big Jobs or small. Touch-ups, House, FencesDecks, Garages, Sheds, Retaining Walls. Licensed & Insured call 250-809-1454 or 250-460-0761

Pets & Livestock

PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: • Antique Vanity or hallway entrance table / mirror • Hide-a-beds • Antique dining room tables and chairs • Large portable 3-door wardrobe cabinet • Solid oak bedroom set 6 pieces • End/Side tables • Good selection of Dressers, Hi-boys • Recliners • Oak double pedestal Office desk • Large upright freezer, newer white refrigerator

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

Multi-family yard sale, Sun., June 26, 2321 McGraw St., 7am-2pm, something for everyone and more! Multi-unit garage sale, 3462 South Main street, 8am-noon, Saturday, June 25, please park on street NEIGHBORHOOD Yard sale, Sat June 25th, 8am-noon, Adamson Court & Drive (off Taber Rd) lots of kids items, household, furniture & more Retirement Sale, 119 Oak Ave., Kaleden, June 25 & 26, 8am, indoor & patio furniture, dishes, tools, RV & camping, appliances, etc. SAT June 25th, 8-12, Avon, jewelry, books + misc 163 Rogers Cr SAT June 25th, 8am, 154 Brentview Place, 1st time, great stuff, sports and retro Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm? lots of everything, 445 Municipal Ave. YARD Sale 568 Westminster Ave W. Sat. June 25th, 8 am to 4pm. Lots of baby stuff, electronics, clothes, and toys.

Yard-Bake-Plant Sale, china cabinet, toys, tools, small furniture & appliances (toaster oven, tv), kitchen & BBQ stuff, books, craft & office supplies, above ground pool, potted plants (tree tomatoes), fresh baking (pies), canning & more, 501 Edna Ave., June 25 & 26, 8am - 4pm Yard & Bake sale, Early birds welcome, Sat., 7am-2pm, (TOPS non-profit), Wade Ave. and Braid St. Yard Sale, 1109 Kensington St., Sat., June 25, 8am-noon, lots of kids stuff

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 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

ESTATE sale, 5pc pine bdrm set good cond $700obo, Hemlock buffet, hutch, dinning set w/leaf & 6chairs $1150obo, 3pcs wood table set $200obo 250-493-5006 Peppler made china cabinet, $300, maple desk & chair, $125, wall mirror, 2 coffee tables, bath bench, (250)4935103 to view

ELECTRIC Hospital bed w/side rails + upgraded mattress paid $2077 obo, sell for 1/2 price, 250-490-0098

Misc. for Sale BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544

COLLECTIBLES, furniture; v. good & ex. cond. 1936 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine w. attachm’ts $180 Rare: Beatty Ironer circa 1936, white porcelain enamel $200 Cider Press $50.5 pc quality Oak Bedroom set, dove-tailed drawers, dust covers $200. ‘95 K.-Aid Washer $75 ‘93 Kelvinator Refrigerator $50. 2009 Craftsman Lawn Tractor like new $1200. 250-492-3678, 250493-1180,250-837-6803

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 New HD sports activity or display tent, etc. 14’x40’, 100’ portable fencing. For Sale ($8000) or Rent 250-546-6978 Patio furniture, top line, 4 swivel chairs, table, umbrella, new $2400, asking $700, 250-4920785 POOL Table, almost new 4x8 with all accessories, 1/2 price.$1100.250 770 1420, or 250 809 8902.

RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea. bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd. VALLEY - WIDE MEATS Lean ground beef, $2.25/lb. Extra lean hamburger patties, $4/lb. Call 250-838-7980.

Musical Instruments Martin Acoustic guitar, like new, $2650, (250)497-5618

Sporting Goods New Gary Fischer woman’s mtn bike, $275, Volare bike indoor trainer, $100, Salomon XC skis, poles & boots, $40, Bauer skates size 11 men, $25, (778)476-3494

Stereo / DVD / TV Model 950 Samsung 55” LED LCD TV full back lit, 2.5 years old, Panasonic Blue Ray Player, $1500 both, (250)4975342


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 Arrow Lakes Area 5.5 acres.$79.900 cash HST 5% mortgage at 89.900 HST . for pics 250-269-7328

Apt/Condos for Sale Updated 2bdrm condo, 986sq.ft, 5-appliances. Close to shopping and bus $199,500 250-490-0550

For Sale By Owner 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 2 bdrm house on 3 joining lots Grindrod, close to school. 250540-3455.

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,, 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, schools and hospital. 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 3bdrm house. Shuswap River view 1.03 acres, beautiful garden, peace, privacy. New roof, RV storage, lrg shop w/garage. $359,900. (250)838-7929 5BDRM home on 5.8 acres in desirable West Bench, $589,000 info or 250-492-3330 Heritage Hills, 1994 3460sq.ft rancher w/walk-out bmst, 1/2 acre fenced, R.V prkg, 5bdrms, 3.5 bath $529,000, $5000 incentive 250-497-6393 KIMBERLEY, 3 or 4bdrm, 2bath, lot great view of ski hill $169,500 (250)545-7544

Mobile Homes & Parks Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877976-3737 or 509-481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed! 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

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

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Penticton Western News Friday, June 24, 2011

Real Estate


Open Houses

Commercial/ Industrial

Open House, Sat. June 25th, 10am-12, 328 Carmel Cres., 3 level lakeview home on a .22 acre lot in desirable Skaha Estates, fully renovated, 3 bedrooms/3bath, possible in-law suite, asking $479,900, motivated seller, call 250-486-2798 or visit Open House, Sunday 26th, 1pm-4pm, 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, schools and hospital. 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

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.

Townhouses For sale: townhouse/seniors development - Strata, Lantern Court - #108-2445 S. Main St., perfect location for comfortable senior living, 50+, no pets, 1 block from Cherry Lane & Zellers, end unit, with rv parking parking for 2 vehicles, main floor: 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, living room, dining area, closed sundeck with sliding windows, garden area in front and back, small back yard, full basement: beautiful workshop, storage room with cupboards and closet. family room, plus more appliances included, central airconditioning. $260,000 to view: 250493-7261, 250-392-6470

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM, lakeview deck, quiet, adult 8plex, ns, np, ref’s, $625+util., 250-497-6369 APT. for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need exc ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 1-778-7860935 for info, lv a message. CREEKSIDE 1-bdrm renovated condo for employed person 30+, n/s, n/drugs, $695+util., DD, bus across the street, 250-460-0401 LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 PENTICTON: Large 2 bedroom newly renovated, 1 1/2 bath, fenced yard, sundeck, f/s, d/w, laundry hookups, no dogs, close to schools, beach and shopping $1100 utilities included. 250-490-8066

two bedroom, two bathroom condo with secured underground parking. No smoking, no pets. $1,000/ per month plus utilities. Seeking professional, long term people. Call 250-490-8512.

1200 sqft. $7.75/sq ft. C5 zoning. Central 2706 45th Ave. Lots of parking. 250-542-4443 1906sq.ft retail storage/office area, 2-2pcs bath, 3 customers prkg spaces, rear access, 1 block off Main, $1250+hst p/mo + util, call 778-476-4724


on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton, 1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 800sqft shop, front exposure, o/h door, parking, $475/mo.+ triple net, 250-809-0728, (250)492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Downtown Penticton store front, 1200 sqft. or 2400 sqft. 250-492-8324,250-809-0728

Duplex / 4 Plex 101-348 VanHorne, upstairs, 3bdrm, 2 full bath, f/s/w/d, $1400 (incl. util.), avail. July 1, 250-486-3791, 250-490-1700 2bdrm, 1.5 ba, f/s, avail. July 17, 2bdrm 1 ba, f/s, avail. Aug. 1, (250)493-9357 BRANDNEW 3bdrm in 4plex, 5-appl, avail now. Starting @ @1250/mo 761 Ontario St 250-486-3791 250-490-1700 Bright & spacious, 3bdrm 1.5ba, balcony, downtown, $1000+1/2 util. 250-462-2472

Misc for Rent SALT Spring Island home on the water. Walk to village. 3 bedrm, 2.5 bath, balcony, fireplace, w/dryer, furnished available August 30th for 6 mth to 12 mth lease. Beautiful, pristine, quiet and sunny. Email and leave contact number.

Mobile Homes & Pads KEREMEOS - Nice mobile home, private property, appliances, no smoking/no drinking/no drugs, small pet OK. $700/mo plus utilities. Ref. 250545-0158 ask for Lisa, 250-7521073,

Homes for Rent 1BDRM cottage in DT Ok Falls, near beach on private property, no pets, gas heat incl., avail now, $525+electric 250-497-7115 2bdrm Kiliney Beach, Fintry area, bth. huge lot, July 15. $1050. Refs. 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 4bdrm, 2full bath, f/s, dw, window coverings, close to school and town, $1200/m, July 15th 250-490-0875 250-809-4949 5777 Forestbrook Dr., 2bdrm, workshop, $1100/mo., 281 Kinney Ave., 5bdrm, $1500, call VJ, 250-490-1530 KEREMEOS, Large 2bdrm, , $800 some util. incl. 250-8091185, Oliver 2bdrm house, Tuc El Nuit area, large private yard, attached carport & shop, ns, $950+ util, 250-488-8035 Penticton Duplex, 4bdrm, 2ba, f/s/w/d, ns, np, close to schools and shopping, $1340/mo., (250)863-8380 small 2bdrm house, Olalla, $700+ util., references, 250499-5945, 778-476-5118


UNFURNISHED 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo near Skaha Beach. Call 250-493-8945.



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Cars - Domestic

Cars - Sports & Imports


Suites, Lower

Antiques / Classics

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

Wiltse area, 1bdrm suite, $600/mo. incl. util., ns, np, avail. immed. 250-493-2109

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Upper

$600 per month includes utilities, avail July 1st, call 250462-2366

1BDRM, furn-unfurn, f/s, w/d, pets-neg, n/s, $700+util avail now, + roommate wanted to share 3bdrm house, $400+util, call 250-770-0834 Lg 2bdrm suite 1st floor $850/m. Large bachelor suite, private entrance, across from PCC, avail. now, np, ns, $550+util., (250)494-8741

RARE 1985 Mercedes Benz 280SL. 6 cyl. O/H cam engine, soft & hard tops. Body, seats, glass, tires & both tops in great cond.New brakes. $11,900 obo. Trades considered. 250-454-9105 for pics.

RV Pads


2bdrm small home, private setting in Olalla, $125 nightly, minimum 3 days, or $700/week, 778-476-5118

Ernie Kreklewetz

FARM COUNTRY RV PARK Best view. Best rates. Full service incl wi/fi & cable.


Daily, Weekly & Monthy Rates.

125-1458 Penticton Ave, 5bdrm, 2full bath + 2half bath, f/s, dw, w/d 250-490-1700

Kelowna Call 250-862-7448 OXBOW RV Resort - taking applications for winter months - Sept. to March. Adults only. Limited Sites. Ph: 250-770-8147 Email

Shared Accommodation Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $400-$500, everything incl., 250-492-2543

Engines: Big Block - 455, 460, 440; also 361, 327 & 352. 1 (250)546-6114 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Auto Financing

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

86 Black Trans Am 2dr, t-roofs auto, loaded owned by senior for 10yrs, $2250 250-4909708 1-250-863-8877 ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail. now, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $700/mo, avail now 250-4922908 or 250-490-1025 1 furnished bdrm suite, OK Falls, lg windows, util. incl., n/s, n/p, single person, shared laundry, ref., $450/mo. 250497-8850 2bdrm basement suite 1250 sqft, between schools/mall avail now, ns, np, references (250)492-0331 2BDRM, shared laundry, cable/net/util incl., n/s, n/p $1000, July 1st 250-493-5902 2BDRMS, suite $825/mo utilities included, no-smoking, avail July 1st. 250-492-4878 SilverStar yr round, ski-in/out 2bdrm, 5-appl, hot tub, n/s, n/p, $1300.+util 250-545-6785


1984 Volvo 4dr sdn, 5spd, std trans, a/c, 193,000 kms, $7200, Tom, (250)493-2689

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

1980 TR7 Convertible, runs, needs new top, $1000. Chris 250-309-7603, 250-862-7763 Volunteer Staff






Auto, 4 dr, AC, PL, 159k, 4 cyl. $


Antiques / Classics

Cars - Domestic

1965 Linc Cont, suicide drs, $8,500. 1964 T-Bird, 2dr, $12,000. Jim (250)558-7802 1972 Lincoln, collector plates, 4dr, low mi, $5500. 79 Datsun 280 ZX $5500. 82 Buick Park Ave. $1500. 1-250-503-2160 1973 Hornet Hatchback, V8, St. floor shift, 85,000 miles, # match, $2,200 OBO. 1976 280Z V8 auto, not rusty, $2500 OBO 250-493-7834

2001 Toyota Prius a/c, pw steering/brakes/windows, keyless entry, cd, 4.7L p/100kms, $5000, 250-770-8777

Purchase the vehicle you need while helping the needs of others

Stk#C164 Quads, back up sen, ent cnt, pw slide dr, 6 CD, remote start, dual air/heat, P Peddles, trac cnt






PROFESSIONAL mature couple w/ref’s, n/p, n/s prefer house/duplex/townhouse, under $1000/mo, long term lease, 2+bdrms, 2bth, 5-appl, in Penticton 250-487-7597

Apt/Condo for Rent

1989 Jag XJS 2dr coupe, summer driven, 103k, good cond., $5500, 250-493-7231 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

2001 Yamaha Roadstar 1600, al custom, 250 rear tire, S & S carb, all billet chrome, raked, custom paint, Dakota digital speedo/tach, too much to list, $12,900, 250-490-6046 2004 Honda Shadow 750 19K, exc.cond. saddle bags, cobra pipes $4200. (250)308-6374 2005 Yamaha TW200, 6000kms, mint, $3250, call 250-493-4979

Cars - Sports & Imports

Want to Rent

Suites, Lower

Apt/Condo for Rent

PENTICTON: Townhouse for rent. close to beach, college, and south okanagan events centre. $1350 + utilities. 2 bedroom + den, 1.5 bath, 6 appliances, n/s. Looking for quiet, mature adults. For more information, please call 250-492-4004.

Auto Accessories/Parts

2005 Chev Cavalier, 180km, 2dr auto, a/c, looks & runs exc.,$3300.obo.250-307-0002.









Auto, PW, PL, AC, 2.7L, good fuel SUV



161k, loaded, rear sto n go, 2.7L, auto

Station wagon, auto, loaded, alloys

772 Eckhardt Ave. W. PENTICTON 250-492-3488




Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT • 250-493-7626



Utilities Included

Utilities Included

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, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, 6th floor, w/d, d/w, cent. air/heat, m/w. sec. pkg, exec. condo, incl. ammenities, pkg & storage. .................. $117500 +elect storage. ....................$115000 +elec.

2010 Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Sedan

2009 Chevrolet Aveo 5 Hatchback

2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 4 Dr. Hatchback

6 cyl., engine, leather interior, heated seats, power sunroof, fog lights, ABS brakes, satellite radio. Traction control. BLUE. PO158A

Looking for the lowest payment possible? This is it! 4 door, 1.6L, 4 cyl, 5 speed manual transmission. Sharp looking alloy wheels. BLACK. PO6124C

2.0L 4 cyl. Automatic CVT transmission, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, alloy wheels, only 33,000 kms! A perfect car! SILVER. PO984A


Property Management

Downtown: 1 bdrm +bach, f/s, a/c, July 1st, Bassett St. 2 Bdrm House,1 decks, incl. pkg. ............................. bath, f/s, w/d, f/p, yard and garage. $64500 - $68500 incl. util & cable $900.00 + util.


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. Now (OT388)

HOUSES: $1050 Near IGA, hospital, schools, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl., fenced yard, 1 year lease. Avail. July 1 (OT434) $1250 Lakeview home, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, f,s, laundry hook up, carport, 1 yr lease req’d, close to Naramata. Avail. Now (H516) $1450 3 bdrm house in Skaha Estates 2 bath, single garage, finished bsmt, fenced yard, large deck. Avail. Now (H722) $1900 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.









2007 Dodge Caravan 7 Passenger

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4

2007 Nissan Longbox Crewcab 4x4

3.3L V6 engine. This van only has 58,900 kms! DVD player, power drivers seat, and many more great features. Better hurry on this one. WHITE. PO138A

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

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










2006 Dodge 1500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x4

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance 303 HP

2006 Chev HHR 4 Dr. Sedan

5.7L Hemi V8 engine. Huge interior, DVD player, leather heated seats, power pedals, 6 disc CD, and plenty more. BEIGE EXTERIOR. Hurry on this one! PO109A

5.3L V8 engine, paddle shift automatic transmission, heads up display, leather, sunroof, side curtain air bags, dual zone climate control. Wow!! DARK CHERRY. PO958A

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







VISIT OUR WEBSITE! Many vehicles to choose from!

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Scrap Car Removal

2008 Harley Davidson Softail Custom Mint condition low kms. Saddle bag, rear bag & Screaming Eagle exhaust incl. $15,500. 250-308-7222 $AVE. 2011 Electric Scooters starting at $895 Some 125 clearance kids ATV’s & Dune Buggies, $995-$1495 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Off Road Vehicles 1988 F-250 4x4 w/rebuilt 7.3L diesel for $3000. If you have a late 80’s or early 90’s Ford p/u and want to convert to diesel or just need parts, this is the unit for you! 250 689-9471

Recreational/Sale 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. $5000. 250-490-0852

1997 Maverick, 30’ motorhome, 83,000 kms, sleeps 7, awning, air, generator, new batteries, $27,000. obo.250260-1941, 250-308-9523. 1998 Slumber Queen, 5th Wheel, w/80watt Solar Panel, ex/cond $8900 (250)545-2058 2000 32’ Bounder MH, ac dash+roof, cruise cont, hy.jacks, b-up camera, towpkg, Onan gen,, TV, mic.wave, 2-slides, qu.bed, V-10 Ford chassi, mint cond, non-smokers, many extras, 67,800miles, $37,000obo 778516-0101 2002 Komfort 24’ 5th wheel, couch slide, skylights, fantastic fan, free standing dinette, tub/shower, outside shower. Sealy mattress, solar panel, hitch. Own owner, n/s. Must sell due to health. $13,700. 250-542-2135.


1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120, licensed & insured, more weight, more money, (250)328-8697, Penticton 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 TJ Jeep, 4” Pro Comp, suspension lift, tires 33x12.5x15,hard top, soft top. $7800.obo. 250-503-1821 2001 Jimmy, 4-dr, studded tires on rims + chrome rims, good cond. 170K, $5800.obo (250)546-3654 2008 Jeep Patriot, auto, 77K a/c, pw/pl, exc. cond. $12,500. obo. (250)308-6374

Trucks & Vans 1996 Chevy 3/4 ton, ext-cab, long box, auto, 280K, well maint $3500 obo Seller motivated (250)547-2500 evenings

2006 Chev 2500HD, crew cab 4x4, loaded 6liter gas, 105KM. $14,900 obo. 250-307-0002

DIESEL pusher, HR endeavor, 2002, immaculate 250-4990419 $ 84,000 obo

2008 F-150 Lariot 4-dr, loaded; leather, canopy, gps&sat. New summers. $22,700 obo. (250)307-8601



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WELCOME TO COUNTRY RV PENTICTON 2010 models on sale now

Trucks & Vans


99 Chevy cargo van 1ton, 350, liner, 6dr, recent work completed, exhaust manifold, security system, complete tuneup, brakes, this truck is built for work, runs excellent, minor cosmetic damage, priced to go $3999 250-488-6048 NEED Cash Now? Cash Factory Loans offers payday loans up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or collateral loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! 1756 Springfield across from Rona or call 250-869-1499

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Boats 15 ‘ Kayak, 2 person, Advanced Elements Convertible, All Options, Spine, Double Cockpit etc. Like New. $950.00. 250-558-7426

17’ Bayliner Bowrider & Trailer 120hp O.B., runs great $6,000. (250)558-6166 17ft Bayliner & Trailer 140HP I/B, recent upolstry, Life jackets, etc. $4700. (250)545-5006 27’ Steamboat & trailer, 6 pass runs for 6 hrs/1 wheel barrow of wood, set up and training included in Vernon. $45,000. 1 (250)542-8385 SEA RAY Pachanga, 22’ 1988, fully restored, custom power, 540 CID,573hp, polished CMI headers, custom out drive, 90 mph + too much to list.Must see. $25,000. obo. 250-260-4132.

1997 Chev Silverado, 6.5L diesel, ext. cab, long box, upgraded PMD, great shape, $4500obo, 250-490-6863 2005 Pontiac Montana 8 pass van, deluxe fold away seats, 4 extra newer snow winter tires & mega extras, good gas mileage, very good condition, $10,000obo, 250-492-0750




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Starting July 4th, Naramata, Kaleden, Heritage Hills, Cawston and Green Mountain Road area homes will see a change of household garbage and recycling collection day: Area NARAMATA FALCONRIDGE

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

RE: THE ESTATE OF ELLA DOROTHY LITTLE, also known as ELLA D. LITTLE, also known as ELLA LITTLE, late of #105 - 2401 South Main Street, Penticton, B.C. who died on December 31, 2010 (the “Estate”) Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 101 - 123 Martin Street, Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 7X6, on or before July 18, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. DAVID CHARLES LITTLE


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






The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen recognizes the significant value of volunteers, volunteer groups and agencies to the spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and physical wellbeing of the region. These non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a Property Tax Exemption. The following criteria will determine eligibility. The applicant(s) must:





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Qualify for an exemption under the provisions of the Local Government Act, the general authority for property tax exemptions. (Sections 809 and 810); Be in compliance with Regional District policies, plans, bylaws, and regulations (i.e. zoning); Be a non-profit organization; Not be in competition with for-profit business; Provide services or programs that are compatible or complementary to those offered by the Regional District. Provide a service that fulfills some basic need, or otherwise improves the quality of life for residents of the Regional District. Not provide liquor or meal services as their primary function or source of revenue. Not collect rent on a caretaker or other residence located on the property.

Application forms are available online at or at the RDOS office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. The deadline for submitting completed application forms including supporting documentation is JULY 31, 2011. Successful applicants may be asked to publicly acknowledge the exemption. If you require further information, assistance completing your application or wish to view the Property Tax Exemption Policy, please call Warren Everton, Finance Manager at 250-490-4105 or email at

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Two of the biggest events to ever come to Penticton will be happening this summer! With your purchase of a new car or truck, enjoy the finest entertainment on the planet as the South Okanagan Events Centre hosts world class acrobatic performers during the Canada Day Long weekend, or in September with Country Music Superstar - Keith Urban. These tickets are for a luxury suite VIP experience!

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PC® lattice conversation set 456532 SAVE 50% $349 after savings


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✦No returns accepted or rain checks issued for taxable items during this promotion. We reserve the right to limit purchases to reasonable family requirements. Offer only valid in participating stores. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. Does not apply to prior purchases. EXCLUDES ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, PRESCRIPTIONS, DRY CLEANING, GAS BAR, LOTTERY, POSTAL SERVICES OR PRODUCTS FROM THIRD PARTY BUSINESSES WITHIN OUR STORES.

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Get a Free Toshiba upconverting DVD player when you purchase 555376 Toshiba 32” LED TV. The retail value $49.99 for the Toshiba upconverting DVD player will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from June 23, 2011 until closing, June 30, 2011. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on Free product.

Sunlight laundry detergent selected varieties, 78-120 washloads


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Royale bathroom tissue

L’oreal Hair Expertise

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