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Granfondo an economic tour de force MARK BRETT

Western News Staff

There’s a new kid on the block in the city’s increasingly high-end economic sports tourism industry. Hot on the heels of the announced return of the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars hockey tournament was Sunday’s inaugural Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx cycling event. Meaning roughly “big ride” in Italian, local officials say granfondo also translates into big bucks for the community. “I just finished doing a fairly top level impact assessment on it and looking at Penticton alone the total economic impact is over $2 million,” said Jeff Plant, sport tourism co-ordinator with the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so high because of the level of participation, their travel parties that came with them and the length of stay. “I think too the demographic is older — the largest segment was actually in the 50-year plus category which is a fairly affluent demographic. Overall economically it was a premium in terms of the return.” For retailers and others in the various service industries this hopefully annual event is also riding the wave of success of the recent, more established money makers, the Elvis Festival and Peach City Beach Cruise. Adding to the monetary influx last week was Penticton’s hosting of the 60-team provincial minor soccer championship also resulting in a substantial cash infusion. Granfondo got underway at 7 a.m. Sunday as more than 2,000 participants left the Lakeshore Drive starting line en masse to go the distance of either the 94-kilometre Mediofondo or the grueling 160-kilometre full-length Granfondo. For some of those riders the timed event was a competitive race while for many others it was more recreational in nature. And according to Axel Merckx, who was instrumental in putting the entire program together for Penticton, it’s this combination of fast and fun which makes it enjoyable to so many. “Cycling is a growing sport in Canada and it’s been shown again today with 2,000 signing up that people really enjoy riding their bikes and making friends,” said the veteran competitive

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CYCLISTS PUSH their way up Vancouver Hill following the start of the Valley First Gran-

fondo Axel Merckx. At the finish line (right) participant John Forsythe of Vancouver gets a kiss from girlfriend Sunae Lee. See Pages 14 and 15 for story and more photos.

cyclist, who along with his even more famous father Eddie were among those on the course. “You push yourself and your friends and family a little harder, you do a little bit of racing but you also do a lot of socializing and making new friends on your bike as well. That’s what I’ll long remember about this day.” Plant agreed: “Most people are here for the experience and to take in the scenery and the ambience of the event. There was a very festive atmosphere. It’s certainly about the wining and dining and that’s why the wine festival (Sunday night) was part of the attraction.” Another popular celebrity sports figure impressed with the proceedings was former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden, who along with brother Jamie also took part. “Once again Penticton did an amazing job hosting a great event,” said Linden after crossing the finish line. “They are very good at hosting events like this. “The course is amazing. It’s beautiful. Well organized. Great support from volunteers. It



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of death at this point but there is certainly no injuries or anything like that. At this point it appears to be a natural death.” Penticton RCMP were called around 8:45 p.m. last Thursday after a motorist had stopped along the Channel Parkway and noticed the deceased. Officers attended to the Channel

Parkway by the old KVR railway overpass and confirmed that an adult male was found deceased in the east side ditch. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said at the time they were treating the death as suspicious, manly due to the location of where the body was found. Police described the body as being that of a

male in his mid-to-late 40s. “Investigators also located a make-shift campsite in the area, indicating that the male could be a transient,” said Moskaluk last week. Coleman said they are not releasing the man’s name as they are still trying to locate his next of kin.

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Final bell sounds for Naramata fire chief KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Grahame Baker is hanging up his hose after 16 years of service as the fire chief with the Naramata Volunteer Fire Department. “When I look back over the years, I would do it all over again,” said Baker, who has been a volunteer firefighter in Naramata for 24 years. “It will be nice not having to get up at 2 a.m. because the phone is ringing though. There have been good moments and bad moments but at the end of the day I think I did a good job. But I didn’t do it alone, there has been a lot of good people helping.” It was by chance that Baker ended up in Naramata. Working for the U.K. government as a mechanic, he decided he wanted to come to Canada and live in B.C. “It was amazing the way we did it. We got a pin, waved it around and it landed on Penticton actually. We did an economic profile of jobs in the area — Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton — and we moved to Penticton because I got a job at Penticton Honda right away as I worked for Honda previously. We lived there for two weeks and moved out to Naramata right away and it all went from there,” said Baker. The fire chief said 2003 marked a year that tested the volunteer department. The Okanagan Mountain fire was ravaging its way across from Kelowna. “That fire was heading towards Naramata and we were on that around

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FORMER CHIEF GRAHAME BAKER of the Naramata Volunteer Fire Department crowns his replacement Wil McCutcheon with the official chief’s helmet at the station this week. Baker is stepping down from the position he held for 16 of the last 24 years he served with the department.

the clock for eight weeks. It was a huge organized effort, we had fire departments from B.C. and Alberta working under our command,” Baker recalled. “But we met lots of people and made some good friends out of it.” The Naramata Volunteer Fire Department became a regional district

service in 1995. Since that time Baker has successfully occupied the position of fire chief of the department. During his time he helped bring in new technologies and equipment and pushed for the new fire hall location. After Baker decided to retire, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen undertook a formal hir-

ing competition. On Thursday, the regional district board of directors appointed Wil McCutcheon as the new fire chief for the Naramata Volunteer Fire Department. McCutcheon has been volunteering with the Naramata department for the past six years, before that he was on-call with the Abbotsford Auxiliary. With experi-

ence with air search and rescue, St. John’s Ambulance, as a private pilot using radio communication and holding a rescue diving ticket he was a perfect fit for the fire chief job. McCutcheon said he would like to open up the fire hall to the public more and make public education a priority. “One of the big trends I have noticed in all fire departments is they are not so much just firefighting as they are about prevention. Houses are being built quite differently these days and are more likely to stand up to fire. Our role is still with firefighting but I like the whole idea about educating the public with an emphasis on health and rescue,” said McCutcheon. He wants to open the doors of the fire hall and allow the public to see what actually goes into fighting fires and the people behind it. “A lot of people don’t know what goes on. You bring them to the hall and they see all the trucks and equipment and they get a feel for what the volunteers do and the hall isn’t that unknown question mark on the hill. I want to get away from the stereotypes that fire halls have and bring more of a family atmosphere to things.” McCutcheon said very often the volunteers are single dads and moms who would have to bring their kids on a call with them. “If this person wants to get on the truck they can’t up and leave. I want to look into how we can facilitate for these people a little bit more. I am an out-of-the-box thinker and can be a bit creative,” said McCutcheon.

Okanagan Lake’s natural shoreline slowly vanishing STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

A large portion of Okanagan Lake’s shoreline is still in a relatively natural state, but researchers say an increasingly larger portion has been disturbed, leaving less and less natural habitat. About 57 per cent of the lake’s shoreline has been disturbed to varying degrees, according to the results of a yearlong project to map and create an inventory of the 289 kilometres of shoreline to describe, among other things, the level of human impact. “The most important thing to keep in mind is that the rate of change is two per cent per year,” said Carolina Restrepo-Tamayo, program co-ordinator for the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, the group that sponsored the study. “The good news is that 43 per cent of our shoreline is intact. But if we continue

changing at the rate it has been changing, let’s say in 20 years, we will have 100 per cent of the shoreline disturbed.” That two per cent rate was determined by comparing the results of the current mapping project with data collected in 2004, when just the Central Okanagan portion of the lake was subjected to foreshore inventory mapping. The lake is one of the most important resources shared by communities throughout the Okanagan Valley, contributing significantly to the overall economy of the valley. Besides its recreational value, Okanagan Lake is a primary source of water for agricultural purposes and a major source of drinking water for residents. The Foreshore Inventory and Mapping project, which also included an aquatic habitat index, began in February 2010 and finished this last February, with a 780-page report detailing the results released last week.

More than 2,700 docks were counted in the survey, the most common modification to the shoreline. Retaining walls came in second, with 1,800 covering about 20 per cent of the length of the lake. Other modifications include reconstructions of the lakeshore to improve access or create beaches, typically using lakebed cobbles and boulders. In total, about 47 per cent of the lakebed had been modified to some extent. Restrepo-Tamayo said communities around the lake, with this detailed information in hand, should now be looking to preserve the remaining 43 per cent of natural shoreline and perhaps recover part of the other 57 per cent. That doesn’t mean, though, removal of the construction that is already there. “I don’t think that is the main solution,” she said. “The important thing is we need to create consciousness of the kind of modifications to the lakeshore.”

She said it is possible to promote ways of continuing to use and enjoy the lake, but doing it in a manner that helps protect the shoreline in other ways. “Our goal with this project is to help local governments to make better decisions in terms of land use planning, like getting information to the public about how they can help to protect or maintain the shoreline,” said Restrepo-Tamayo. “Different municipalities sometimes have different regulations, but at least we can provide a whole base that gives them better tools and better decisions for the shoreline.” In order to provide more collaborative lake planning and management, the OCCP, with support of senior governments, as well as the Okanagan Basin Water Board, started the process to document the current condition of the foreshore, the relatively narrow strip of land at or near the high water mark of a body of water.


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Louis Joseph Lemay was sentenced to five months in jail after being found guilty of swinging a hatchet at a former Osoyoos councillor. Lemay was sentenced on Friday at the Penticton provincial courthouse on one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm. In 2009, Lemay had approached former Osoyoos councillor Allan Carswell, who was winterizing his boat with his wife at Haynes Point, and aggressively questioned him on why he was evicted from living at Desert Park Race Track — a horse training facility where Lemay was squatting. The man then pulled a hatchet out of a backpack and swung it at Carswell, nicking his nose and lip before Lemay was

contained. Carswell had sat on the South Interior Recreational Equine Centre board that was overseeing the facility. They had allowed Lemay to live there as long as he did so under certain conditions which included helping out around the facility and not bothering the guests. At trial the court heard that the board received complaints that Lemay had been approaching the guests making them feel uncomfortable. Crown counsel Nashina Devji told the court previously that the victims reported problems sleeping and having nightmares since the hatchet swinging incident. In a victim impact statement from Carswell he said he believed a repeat attack would occur if Lemay was allowed to live in Osoyoos. Carswell also told the court during the trial that had he not backed up an inch he would have been struck by the hatchet in his head.

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Thieves steal ATM Western News Staff

Industrious thieves smashed a bobcat through the front doors of IGA Market Place in Okanagan Falls, stealing an ATM. Penticton RCMP said at 2:55 a.m. on Monday they attended the store as a result of a security alarm going off. They found someone had used a skid steer loader (bobcat) to smash the front doors and remove the Royal Bank ATM situated in the store. Police said store video surveillance showed three suspects all wearing black hoodies, gloves and bandanas covering their faces. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said the ATM was loaded into a panel truck similar to the ones you can rent for moving. He said the panel truck departed the scene and was believed to have been followed by a white 14-foot flat-deck truck. The skid steer was left at the site and is believed to be stolen. Anyone with information concerning this theft or the skid steer loader is asked to contact Penticton RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Cyclists could get tourism on a roll


s Penticton’s tourism officials and political leaders are looking for ways to attract events in the tourism industry’s shoulder season, a potential answer to their prayers may have come rolling through town. The Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx made its inaugural debut in Penticton last weekend, attracting more than 2,000 cyclists to the South Okanagan. Besides filling the roads on the 160-kilometre course that took them through Penticton, Naramata, Summerland, Okanagan Falls, Oliver and Kaleden, the riders also filled the city’s hotels, shops and restaurants. The ride comes on the heels of a proposal from Penticton and Wine Country Tourism to increase the hotel tax to three per cent and impose a new across-the-board business licence levy. The revenue from the proposed fee increases would be earmarked to attract meetings, conventions, sporting events and new festivals to the city during the slower times between September and June. It’s a description that perfectly fits the growing trend of cycling tourism. A recent study by Alberta Economic Development found that the majority of those involved in cycling tourism are professional white-collar workers with annual incomes of more than $60,000 and a high amount of disposable income. And Sunday’s Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx has already given Penticton a head start on reaching its destination. The rave reviews are pouring in from the cyclists who were captivated by the breathtaking scenery of the South Okanagan. Plans are already in the works to bring in even more riders for another event next year. Penticton council needs to view the city’s cycling network as an opportunity and not a nuisance to motorists. And Penticton Tourism should use the increased exposure among the cycling community to work to bring in more cycling tours in the spring and fall. It could be just the answer to get the city’s economy on a roll.

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Rupert Murdoch’s Troika

he troika hurtles across the frozen plain. The wolves are close behind, and from time to time a peasant is hurled from the sleigh in the hope of letting the more important people escape. But nothing distracts the pack for long, not even when the occupants of the sleigh move up the pecking order and throw a couple of minor aristocrats to the wolves. Wait! What’s this? They have thrown a newspaper to the wolves? An entire newspaper, with 200 full-time employees and hundreds more freelance contributors? How do they think that that will help them to get away? The troika is called News International, the newspaper wing of Rupert Murdoch’s globe-spanning media empire. The paper that has just been sacrificed is the News of the World, a Sunday tabloid that claims to have more readers than any other paper in the Englishspeaking world. The NoW makes a tidy profit, but Sunday’s edition was its last. After 168 years, the institution that pioneered the art of persuading the emerging class of semi-literate English people to buy newspapers has been shut down by its owners. Semi-literates were consumers too. If it took a steady diet of salacious and scandalous stories about the rich and/or famous to get them to read a newspaper, the publishers of the NoW were always willing to provide it.


It used to get its salacious and scandalous stories by paying celebrities’ friends to betray them, or just by going through celebrities’ garbage in search of letters, receipts, etc. Starting as long ago as the late 1990s, however, the NoW also started hacking new communications technologies, even though that was against the law. Over the past decade the NoW has paid various shady characters to hack the voicemails, e-mails and other electronic data of literally thousands of people, from members of the British royal family to Z-list celebrities. A few of them, suspecting they had been hacked, launched lawsuits against the paper, and the whole shabby enterprise began to unravel. The first peasants to be thrown from the troika were the NoW’s royal correspondent, Clive Goodman, and the private eye he had paid to hack into the royal family’s emails, Glenn Mulcaire. Both men went

to prison in 2007. The management at the NoW insisted that they were just a couple of “bad apples” — but it paid their legal expenses, and probably much more besides, in order to buy their silence about any further hacking. The stone-walling worked for a while, as the police softpedalled the investigation (the NoW had been paying them for stories, after all). But details of the hacking continued to leak out anyway, and during this year several more senior NoW journalists have been arrested for questioning, including former editor Andy Coulson. James Murdoch, the 80-year-old Rupert’s son and heir apparent, was moved from London to New York in March, at least partly to put him beyond easy reach of the British legal system. (He was ultimately responsible for the NoW at the time of the crimes.) Last week it was revealed that the NoW had been hacking not only celebrities’ voice-mails, but also those of a murdered schoolgirl, of the grieving families of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, and of victims of the terrorist attack in London in 2005. Public disgust was intense, and it was clearly time to throw the wolves a really big meal. The obvious candidate was Rebekah Brooks, who was the editor of the NoW in the early years of phone hacking (200003). She is now the chief execu-

tive of News International, and a close personal friend of Rupert Murdoch, so firing her would create the impression that Murdoch’s empire was serious about cleaning house. Instead, Rupert Murdoch closed the News of the World itself down. News International isn’t really going to lose money by closing the NoW. It will be replaced almost immediately by a new Sunday edition of its weekday stable-mate, the Sun: new web addresses for and were registered last week. As British Justice Secretary Ken Clarke pointed out: “All they’re going to do is rebrand it”. But why didn’t they just blame it all on Rebekah Brooks and fire her? Because if Rebekah Brooks goes down, the next person in the line of fire will inevitably be James Murdoch himself. That cannot be allowed to happen, because he is leading News Corporation’s bid for control of British Sky Broadcasting, which would give it utter dominance in the British media and huge profits. So leave Brooks out there to draw fire at least until the British government approves the BSkyB takeover bid. Then, if necessary, she can be thrown out of the troika too. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Technology can connect Okanagan with opportunity While we wait for the provincial government to make a decision on the best location in the region for a correctional facility, let’s begin to discuss another opportunity to bring jobs to our region — one that is sure to gain significant support. We often talk about clean industry, and other than farming, there is nothing greener and cleaner than jobs in information and communications technology. IBM has stated that the Okanagan is the best site in North America to build data centres. The question is: what do we need in order to become a hub for information technology business? Quite simply, we need to begin by connecting Penticton to Kelowna with a high-capacity fiber link (running through the communities of Peachland and Summerland), with the goal of

Possible solution to cat problem Re: Gladys Kusnack’s “catty letter” (June 22, Western News). Mr. Handfield’s column (June 10, Western News) referred to controlled studies in the U.S. showing horrific cat predation on birds there, which he extrapolated to birds here. It wasn’t just one study (denigrated by her quotation marks) as Ms. Kusmack implies. If runaway development, poisons, etc. kill birds, then there is all the more reason to do what we can to protect them in whatever ways we can. As for habitat destruction, I have a huge yard, very green in all ways, backing onto bush, so it can provide habitat (apparently for bears and deer, too). Running water is available nearby, but the birds come to my yard for the plants, bugs and worms. Living in such a civilized jungle, with no sprays or other poisons, makes it even sadder to find a small ripped-off wing one week, a tiny head the next, and for what? Surely the cats aren’t starving or likely even hungry. A possible solution, scientifically proven, is a “cat bib” which doesn’t inhibit cat movements, but flips during pre-pounce, thus warning small prey. (SPCA magazine, Animal Sense, Spring/Summer 2011) Joy Lang Penticton

Predators become prey Recently I have noticed a few letters complaining about cats and in praise of birds, which are indeed lovely in their place, as are all live creatures. I would like to remind us that all nature is predatory in some way, as is the human species. Birds are too, every spring they destroy my vegetable seedlings, often two or three times so I have to replant continuously it seems, and in rural areas birds will often ruin grain crops as well as fruits. Very sadly I recently lost my cat of over 12 years, whom my daughter had rescued from Vancouver after someone had moved away and abandoned her. She was a great cat, affectionate and responsive, clean and companionable. She did catch mice and likely some birds when younger. She loved to sit on the front step, although the back yard was fenced, and was probably there when the coyotes saw her and ran her to death in two

eventually linking the entire Okanagan Valley. At this point, Canada has some of the highest costs, yet lowest service ICT (Information Communication Technology) providers in the world. We can focus on sharing technology in order to find efficiencies. Imagine the possibilities of providing e-health and research opportunities for better, more responsive health care while containing costs. There could be new opportunities for public and private sectors to work together to reduce capital and infrastructure costs. Other provinces are already moving ahead with plans to upgrade to high-speed next-generation internet — for example, Quebec has committed $900 million to build on the green information technology economy.

blocks up my street. Somehow it does not seem fair that in a city like Penticton with lots of licensing and bylaws that there is no protection for humans or pets from wild animals, which seem to becoming more prevalent as well as predatory. Personally, I think if deer were discouraged from coming here to eat our gardens, the coyotes would soon disappear too. It is not good for them or for us. What do you think? Rae Fowler Penticton

Host families needed Homestay families are urgently needed for 24 boys, aged 14-16 from Shiba High School in Japan who are coming to Penticton to learn English. We need host families from July 26 to Aug. 6, 2011. The boys attend school each weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and spend evenings and weekends with their host families. Host families will be given an honorarium. Please contact Richa at 250–492–0649 if you are able to open your homes and hearts to these boys. Richa Thorpe Penticton

Kelowna a logical prison location Re: Proposed corrections facility/prison for the Okanagan Valley. The most logical place for a prison in the Okanagan valley is Kelowna. Kelowna is a major crime centre, complete with eight criminal gangs competing to supply a hungry clientele. All the components that are required to support this facility already exist within city limits: Kelowna has a full complement of lawyers, who recognize that a prison will turn the city into a gold mine for lawyers, a fact that is not lost on the lawyers in Penticton. Kelowna also has a specially trained crime unit, organized and equipped to handle the extra business. Hells Angels’ business office, a court house and a drug rehab centre completes the infrastructure package. The fact that all players are under one roof

Once a high-capacity fibre line has been secured, our communities and chambers of commerce can continue to market the region as one that has it all for the ultimate in quality of life, with the added advantage of meeting the infrastructure requirements for technology-based businesses and jobs. Locally, provincially and federally, we need to work together to build prosperity and bring opportunities to the region. I’m often reminded of the words of Chief Clarence Louie: “The economic horse pulls the social cart.” In order to support health, education and social programs, we first must ensure that people have good jobs. Connie Denesiuk Summerland

implies huge benefits, as literally millions of tax dollars will be saved, because prisoners, lawyers and police no longer have to waste precious resources commuting between facilities. The explosive rate of growth in and around Kelowna and the huge cost of moving people around should be a compelling motivator for building this facility in the centre of or in close proximity to this city. Another consideration should be that this prison in a relatively short period of time could easily become the biggest in the province. Space and access are major considerations, and a suitable alternative location would be the abandoned Brenda Mine site. It has four-lane access, a lot of basic infrastructure is in place and literally thousands of acres to expand when the time comes.

suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of a union, but hey I repeat myself. A system that permits such blatant disruption of everyone’s lives with such juvenile tactics definitely is not needed any longer. Unions are made up of folks who have a big stake in the status quo and a huge sense of entitlement. Can anyone explain why CUPW members are worth the out-of-line benefits they currently get? But wait, the teachers union is waiting in the wings for their kick at the cat. Paul Crossley Penticton

Orchards should support workers Re: Region attempts to get a handle on illegal camping. May I please suggest a solution to not only the Town of Oliver’s problems related to the transient workers population. Since it is the orchards that are directly responsible for bringing the pickers into this area, it should be up to them to provide their workers with suitable accommodations via pickers’ cabins and wash facilities. Under no circumstances should this be the responsibility of the rest of the taxpayers.

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Homework needed on HST I was surprised to read the letter from Ron Barillaro concerning the HST. His take on the application of the HST is typical of most people who are anti-HST. They haven’t done their homework. Fact is Mr. Barillaro is completely incorrect when he says the HST has impacted kids clothing. The fact of the matter is children’s size clothing up to size 16 for girls and size 20 for boys and child-sized shoes are unaffected by the HST. What does have more tax is adultsized clothing, so I would say if you have children who require adult-sized clothing, then Mr. Barillaro’s letter would apply. But regular-sized clothing for the majority of kids will see no change. The only person “selling” a bill of goods in this case is Mr. B. Want to learn more about what has and hasn’t had more tax added to it? Go here: has_the_same_tax/what_stays_the_same_.

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First session brings sleepless nights to rookie MP BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

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for first-time Conservative MP Dan Albas. At some point in the almost 60-hour process, the Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer required a brief break, but with none of his deputies or vice-chairs available and tradition dictating that as long as the mace is in front of the Speaker’s chair there must be somebody in it, Scheer turned to the MP seated directly to the left of him. “I was actually asked

to take the Speaker’s chair for a few minutes,” said Albas. “It was an exhilaration to be asked to sit up and take the Speaker’s chair. It gave me an interesting vantage point of the actual House. There’s a reason why it is called Parliament because with the really good acoustic levels you can hear very clearly what people are saying from quite a far distance away. You also have sight of everything.” Albas said that many MPs are now using

Twitter, sometimes right from the House floor, to keep constituents and others informed and connected to what is happening in Ottawa. And so, with Albas in the Speaker’s chair, it did not take long for ChilliwackFraser Canyon MP and friend Mark Strahl to tweet about Albas’ brief promotion. “Mark Strahl tweeted: ‘Dan Albas filling in for the Speaker. I’m considering a point of order,’” laughed Albas. “I was cer-

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legitimate concerns, but in the same token we received the mandate for a government that would focus on the economy. “The wide breadth of social and economic challenges that were presenting on average Canadians from all sorts of backgrounds really showed that this was an impasse that needed to be resolved.” Overall, Albas said his first session as Okanagan Coquihalla’s representative was a good one for him where he learned a great deal from his fellow MPs, House staff and his constituents. The government, he said, with its new majority also accomplished quite a lot as well. “We have put forward some good legislation, whether we are talking about implementing parts of the budget; the megatrials that received a lot of support from the opposition; or our debate on Libya where we had some amendments put forward by both the official opposition (NDP) and the thirdparty (Liberals) with all of those receiving near unanimous consent in the House,” said Albas. “I would say that we are in the business of governing. We are focused on delivering results. We are also focused, though, on making sure to improve the process both in terms of the level of debate — in terms of the manner of the debate, and in terms of ensuring many opportunities for MPs to speak are being made.”

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tainly looking forward to putting him in his place if that had happened. “It was basically for about five minutes in the time where the bells were being rung and so members were filing in, but it gave me an appreciation of what a great diverse country Canada is just based on what I saw of the people in the seats. “It certainly was an honour and I felt very grateful for the opportunity.” Because the NDP could have ended the filibuster at anytime, thus bringing the back-to-work legislation up for a vote, Albas and his fellow Conservative MPs had to be awake and ready for a vote on short notice. Besides consuming lots of coffee, Albas said he kept himself awake blogging, tweeting and communicating with constituents. “I did a lot of e-mails and I did a lot of phone calls to people that were on both sides of the argument,” he said. “I was very pleased with the input I was receiving from constituents ... how the postal impasse was affecting them personally.” Eventually, the NDP ended their filibuster because, they said, with the government resolved to implementing a settlement, continuing the lockout was hurting postal workers. “I certainly appreciated the points that were raised by them,” Albas said. “There were some



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The Hospital Employees’ Union has reached a tentative agreement with the operator of The Hamlets at Penticton The agreement includes modest wage increases and includes a “no contracting out” provision over the term of the three-year agreement. As a result, H&H Total Care Services Inc. will rescind layoff notices issued last month that would have seen 60 care aides, assisted living workers and recreation aides lose their jobs on Aug. 31. HEU secretary-business manager Judy Darcy says that workers at the facility were “determined to protect their jobs and ensure stable care for the elderly and disabled residents who call The Hamlets at Penticton their home.” The agreement covers about 120 union members at the facility including nurses and support workers in addition to the job classifications that had been targeted for contracting out. HEU members at the facility will vote on the agreement on Thursday. The bargaining committee is recommending the agreement.

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Though they’ve recently chosen to pursue solo careers, families and other endeavours, the three critically-acclaimed tenors who make up Romanza were smooth as ever for their free concert in the heart of Penticton last week. Paul Ouellette, Ken Lavigne and Philip Grant worked their magic in Gyro Park Friday, drawing a crowd of 2000 and filling the park in support of the Okanagan Concert Society as they did in 2008. The three began performing together full-time in 2004, after they met at a casting call for the Canadian Tenors. “Since those early days we’ve

grown to be really close,” said Lavigne. It was a closeness they shared with the audience as, sprinkled between classics like Danny Boy, Granada, Bring him Home and the Lord’s Prayer, each of them told witty anecdotes about how they got started and their adventures both as soloists and as a group. The heavy breeze that blew off of Okanagan Lake didn’t prove to be problematic. “When the weather turned cold, (the audience) all huddled up and stuck it out to the end. I was looking out from the stage and my view was a sea of smiles,” said Lavigne, who got his start singing in his school choir, eventually to be tempted by hearing Pavarotti’s rendition of Nessun Dorma to

learn how to sing opera. It wasn’t an easy learn though, and Lavigne describes his relationship with opera as a love affair. “No matter how frustrating, there is an unknowable magic that keeps you entranced and coming back,” he said. “Right now, I am poised with more patience and understanding for the craft so the inevitable vocal setbacks don’t throw me like they used to.” Romanza has made two albums together but for now are focusing on their various personal endeavours. Grant is finishing his PhD in marketing, Ouellette is embarking on a teaching and solo career and Lavigne is promoting several touring projects. “That said, we’ll tour again as Romanza in a heartbeat when we get the call,” said Lavigne.

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United Way of the South Okanagan Similkameen gave out $95,000 to local social service agencies last month at its second annual community partner celebration hosted by Canadian Mental Health. The amount of donation money increased $25,000 from last year due to a 21 per cent increase in campaign fundraising for a total of $95,000, including $4,000 in student grants, which is new this year. In attendance were representatives from all 12 community partner agencies, other organizations that collaborate with United Way, youth

grant recipients, leadership donors, Unity House members and United Way volunteers. Among the 13 recipients, the top two receivers were Desert Sun Counselling and Resources and Penticton and District Community Resources Society, which received $14,500 each. “It’s an honour, we’re really happy to have received it ... the resources will go directly to families that need support,” said Tanya Behardien, executive director of Penticton and District Community Resources Society. “It helps us to help families.” Other donation recipients include the Arthritis Society of

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Storm serves as reminder of fire danger in region KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The Kamloops Fire Centre received more than 100 reports of smoke following a lightning storm that tracked through the Okanagan last Thursday. The lightning storm came through the area with a significant amount of precipitation so most of the fires were spot size. Kayla Pepper, fire information officer at the Kamloops Fire Centre, said initial three-person attack crews supported by birddog aircraft performed assessments of the reports. They were able to keep the fires to spot size so they did not become interface threats. Reports of fire caused by the lightning strikes came from the Brenda Mines and Summerland/Princeton Road area, North

Beach Road area several kilometres north of Summerland and over to Cawston. “We are fortunate it wasn’t dry lightning and the storm came with significant amounts of precipitation,” said Pepper. The fire information officer said the recent storm activity serves as a reminder to the public to be diligent in preventing human-caused fires to permit the Wildfire Management Branch to allocate resources to naturally occurring wildfires. Pepper said so far this year there have been 88 wildfires in the Kamloops Fire Centre, last year there were 77 fires reported at this time. The first significant of those in the Okanagan was at Seclusion Bay north of Summerland, which occurred on June 20 last year. By the first half of August the costs for fighting wildfires in B.C. was $4 million over

Penticton lawyer lands appointment The British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute has announced the appointment of Michael F. Welsh, partner in the Penticton law firm Mott Welsh and Associates, as a director of the institute for a threeyear term. Welsh will represent members of the association from the B.C. Interior. Welsh is a well-known British Columbia trial lawyer and mediator, with a practice that includes civil and criminal litigation plus civil mediation and family law mediation. Mediation and alternative dispute resolution solutions are increasingly being used to avoid the time and cost of court litigation in the resolution of commercial, family, estate, motor vehicle, insurance, condominium, landlord-tenant and other disputes. The British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia in March 1980. Comprised of almost 300 arbitrators and mediators throughout the province, experienced in all professional fields, the institute is a multifaceted organization that provides: a multi-level training program for ADR practitioners; accreditation for its members; a referral and appointment service for users, arbitrators and mediators; information on ADR; a speakers bureau; and in-house training programs.

budget because of a combination of recordbreaking dry conditions in July and lightning storms in the Cariboo region. “We still want to remind people to be extra vigilant as 68 of the 88 wildfires reported so far this year have been person caused. All of those are preventable, and seeing the lightning come through that we did last week, we want to make sure all our resources are dedicated to those fires and not extinguishing personcaused fires,” said Pepper. Currently the fire danger rating in Penticton is moderate and the Osoyoos area is rated high due to the lower precipitation they have received. Summerland fire chief Glenn Noble reminds that people still need to be responsible, and those who are deemed guilty in

causing a wildfire can be held liable for the costs in fighting it. He said campers need to remember to extinguish their campfires before leaving their site. “If everyone’s responsible, we shouldn’t have any problems,” said Noble. As of last July, amendments to the Wildfire Act regulations require those who have campfires at both provincial and private campsites to keep a hand tool, such as a shovel, or at least eight litres of water nearby to properly extinguish a fire. Campfires can also not be larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres. Failure to follow the regulations can result in a $345 fine. Anyone who causes damage to Crown forest or grass land through arson or recklessness can be fined up to $1 million or spend up to three years in prison.

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SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Carrie Patterson of the Whitecaps does a quick deke around Kayla Kret of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. Though the ‘Caps dominated the first half, they ended up losing 2-1 in front of a crowd of 2,000 at King’s Park on Friday evening.

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Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Joy at 250-770-1174 for more information. OKANAGAN FALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has new beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. and intermediate line dancing and cribbage at 1 p.m. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church. Call 490-9272 for info. TOPS BC 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Ring at the back door on the lane, the meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-496-5931 or Fran at 250-490-3927. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-4943002.



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sions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at or 250-498-4959. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-7708093. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1 to 3 p.m. F ALLS O KANAGAN SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. O KANAGAN S OUTH I MMIGRANT and Community Services

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CAROLYN RUSSELL of Vancouver raises her arms in triumph after ďŹ nishing the shorter Mediofondo course in ďŹ rst-place Sunday. She completed the 94-kilometre route of the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx event in just over two-and-a-half hours.

Granfondo simply a hit with riders EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

It didn’t even matter to Dan MacDonald that he placed third in the inaugural Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan Penticton cycling event. Results just weren’t on his mind. “There was no money on the line,� said MacDonald, who placed behind Svein Tuft of Langley and Vernon’s Olav Stana. While navigating the course, the Penticton cyclist had the pleasure of riding with Axel Merckx, who was with Tuft. While there was a bit of joking around with Merckx, MacDonald said it was all business. “It was definitely all business,� laughed MacDonald, who rides for pb norco. “When you race with the level of Axel or Svein, you know what you need to do. You ride your bike fast until your legs can’t go anymore. I have never ridden with Axel before so it was fun to just to ride and chuckle with him.� MacDonald got a laugh from Merckx when asked where the Belgian’s big ring (chain gear) was. Jeff Plant, the booth organizer for the event, had made a wager with Merckx to use it on a particular part of the course. While he did during practice runs, he didn’t during the event day. “He said, This is way too fast for me on that part,� said Merckx to MacDonald. “It was a treat just to ride with him in general,� MacDonald said of Merckx, who sat at the bottom of McLean Creek and shook people’s hands. “Stand up guy.

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SVEIN TUFT of Langley (left) makes his way up the Vancouver hill portion of the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx course. The Lower Mainland rider topped the standings of the 160-kilometre event in just under four hours.

“Everybody was happy with the whole ride, the course, so it’s been a real pleasure and it’s been real good to be here,” he said. “I haven’t heard one bad comment (about the course) yet. I hope that everybody was really happy and is going to be able to come back next year.” Merckx, who placed 25th crossing the finish line in 4:12.22, said the ride was lots of fun and he met new people. “This is really what this is about,” he said. “It’s more a social thing and is more something I do with friends and family.” Among his friends joining him for the ride was former Vancouver Canucks forward Trevor Linden, wearing bib number 16. Linden enjoyed hanging out with “a bunch of like-minded people who love cycling and love the outdoors and sharing that with everyone is just a pretty cool experience.” “Rolling through the vineyards of the South Okanagan at about 50 km/h is pretty special,” said Linden, who tried to beat Merckx but couldn’t. He said he would be challenging the cyclist to a skating competition and was confident about his chances in that. Completing the Mediofondo first was Vancouver’s Carolyn

“Rolling through the vineyards of the South Okanagan at about 50 km/h is pretty special.” — Trevor Linden Russell in 2:36.05. Russell was excited about coming in first and said the recipe of weather for the ride was perfect. “Not too hot and a little windy,” said Russell. “I love the course.” While she admitted to having some concerns with a few corners initially, she said the scenery is “stunning.” “I enjoyed riding in big groups with good riders.” Tracey McQuair, another local rider from Penticton, had fun despite dealing with some bike issues. “I enjoyed all the camaraderie between all the different riders,” she said. “Just meeting a lot of different people.” While the 2,000-plus riders enjoyed the cycling company of

each other, they did it with the support of spectators. One of them was Janice Olson, who was near the Peach on Okanagan Lake for the start. To her, it was amazing that Penticton was putting on such an event. “I know nobody in this race,” she laughed. “I admire everybody who comes out and does this.” Jason Curran, media relations for VFGAMO, said the event went beyond expectations. “By all accounts everyone seemed to have a fantastic time,” said Curran. “Check our social media sites, people are just raving about the event. Of course the volunteers and the sponsors are pretty much what made it happen.” The biggest surprise came from the Piccolofondo, which attracted 155 kids from training wheels to eight-years-old. The kids were led by Olympic medalist Alison Sydor. “I’m not sure who had bigger smiles, the kids or the parents,” said Curran. “It was just so much fun. That was just the coolest event for kids.” During the course of the ride, there were some injuries suffered by riders, but none of them were serious enough causing concern for Curran.



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Pinnacles will gladly take bronze medals EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

They were after gold but Penticton’s under-16 boys and under-17 girls Pinnacles teams are just as happy with bronze. The under-16 boys Pinnacles erased a 1-0 lead to defeat the Prince George Kodiaks 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. The South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association hosted the BC Soccer B Cup provincial championship. Dylan Crawford and Lex Phillips, playing with a torn meniscus, put the Pinnacles over the top. “We were really digging and working hard and we should have got more goals but it just didn’t go our way,” said Phillips. “We had lots of chances but at least we won. It was a good, tough game.” Coach Peter Ruocco was impressed with Phillips’ game-winning tally as he broke down the right side and fired, what he described as a “howitzer” of a shot that eluded the keeper inside the post. “It was pretty rewarding for the boys,” said Ruocco. “This is last year’s provincial champs (Kodiaks). Played them three times this year. Lost the first time we played, tied in a tourney in May and I guess we have just been inching closer. We finally got our revenge in this one.” Ruocco said his players’ ability to pressure more in the second half led to more chances. “We thought our top

two guys up front were quicker than their back four,” said Ruocco. “The idea was to get a diagonal ball in behind their defence. Let our guys do their job and they did it.” Tony Afonso, coach of the under-17 Pinnacles felt his team played excellent all weekend and credited the strong play of his backline. In defeating Gordon Head/Cordova Bay for bronze, Afonso said they faced a physical team that played hard. “All our players really stepped it up,” said Afonso, who was without two of his best players in Amanda Chyzzy due to injury and Jessie Lynn Olfert to a red card. “The passing was there.” Getting the Pinnacles going offensively were Shannon Parker, Ellen Rutherford and Crystal Schuder. The key to the Pinnacles win, according to Afonso, was sticking to the game plan. They like to work the ball out wide and get the crosses in. “They were a tough team,” he said. “It feels good (to get bronze), we won gold last year. Two years in a row at provincials and we haven’t lost, we had one tie and six wins. We were a little disappointed we didn’t get to the final, but I think overall the girls feel really good about it.” Gabby Levesque was impressed with how they played given that they were faced with some rough games. “We were all aching and sore but I think we gave it our best,” she said.

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HOPLEY Bernard (Bernie) Roderick Died July 10, 2011 in Penticton, BC at age 68 years. He died as he had always lived his life, peacefully and surrounded by love. 43 years of marriage with his loving wife Glen provided the example of faith and love, which will be carried forward by his two beloved sons: Mark (Sue) and Peter (Kate). Bernie was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Alice Hopley and survived by his siblings Patricia and Mark Hopley, the next generation of nieces and nephews: Rebecca, Paul, Catherine, and Hannah, and his beloved grandchildren: Emma, Nicola, Matthew, Anna, and Markus. Bernie began his 41 year teaching career in England and shortly after immigrated to Canada where he taught at Nkwala Elementary School and later played an instrumental role in establishing Holy Cross Elementary School as principal for 12 years. Special thanks goes to Dr. Leona Harries and the entire team at Hospice House, whose care has been remarkable. Funeral mass to be held Thursday July 14, 2011 at 10:30 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1296 Main Street. Interment to follow the service at 1 pm at Penticton Lakeview Cemetery. Prayers to be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, July 13, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Moog and Friends Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Lost & Found Found: hearing aid July 02, in Real Canadian parking lot, turned into store.





Funeral Homes

Credible Cremation

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

(Little Jack, Tiny Grizzly) Died suddenly on July 9, 2011 in Penticton, BC at the age of 63 years. Jack is survived by few family members but many many friends in Penticton, other areas of BC, Holland, Ontario, Alberta and USA. A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Penticton Eagles Club (upstairs) 1197 Main Street, Penticton, BC. No suits, ties, or formal wear, casual wear only please. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Penticton Eagles Club charities or SPCA Penticton Branch. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

JOURNEYMAN TRUCK & EQUIPMENT PARTSPERSON Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has immediate openings for parts people with minimum of 5 years journeyman experience. These positions are permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Please forward resumes to Attn: HR Department 2072 Falcon Road Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: 250-374-7790 Email: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Service Technician International Truck Dealership located in beautiful Northeastern BC is seeking Journeyman Service Technicians to join our established team of professionals. Successful candidates will be self motivated and computer literate and possess strong mechanical and diagnostic skills. We offer an excellent wage and benefit package. Please submit resume to:

Email: Fax: 250-782-8142

Publisher The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher. The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star. The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988. The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and financial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email:

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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

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Lost & Found

Childcare Available

Financial Services

LOVE’S Family Daycare, Young St. area, licensed, (25yr olds), spots available for your child (250)493-0566 Pam’s Family Daycare, licensed, space avail for child 2yrs & up. Call 250-492-0113

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted

Found: Single key on keychain on Dog Beach, Eastside Road. Call to identify 250-4935194 Lost: female tabby (orange & black) 15yrs old. Very skiddish.Answers to the name of Squeaker.Lost in the area of Troy Court on Tuesday, July 5. If you have seen her, please call 250-486-3725. Please check your garages and sheds. We miss her! lost, small white/grey cat, long hair, dark tail, feet and face, blue eyes, Greenwood Dr. area, (778)476-5453


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Business Opportunities BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-3880123 ext. 229 or visit our website today: COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing. 1-888-579-0892. Must Sell! EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Office Outlet from your home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. No selling required. GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T online computer related work & paid surveys is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start today, START TODAY From home, Company needs P/T & F/T, No experience needed. Your approval is instant and guaranteed. Get Details at: WANTED Business - established with solid cash flow. Qualified and experienced; previous business owner. Send contact details to:

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Service Manager Respected International Truck Dealership located in beautiful Northeastern BC is seeking a Service Manager to oversee its service department. Will be responsible for overseeing all service department personnel, as well as monitoring their performance in serving customers. Will be responsible for creating goals and objectives for the department, customer growth and satisfaction, sustaining employee morale, setting and reaching sales and profit objectives while maintaining excellence and the highest ethical standards. Must have the ability to motivate and lead a team to success. If you are passionate about the transport service business and want to be a part of our growing company, please submit resume to:

Email: Fax: 250-782-8142

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

News Reporter Penticton Western News The Penticton Western News has an opening for a news reporter. Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to cover a wide range of assignments, from hard news articles to in-depth features and opinion pieces. Candidates must have their own vehicle. Photography skills and page layout abilities would also be an asset. The Penticton Western News, located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, publishes twice a week with a circulation of more than 23,000. Those interested in applying should submit a resume, cover letter, along with writing and photography samples to: Dan Ebenal, Editor 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 8R1 Phone: (250) 492-3636 Fax: (250) 492-9843 email:

770 ALBERTA Hauling need Class 1 drivers to haul logs in western Alberta. Experience needed. Call 780-554-8511 for more information.

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Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

RS Line Contracting Co. Ltd. (a Western Canadian Powerline Company) is looking to hire the following for a project starting in the area:

• Office Administrators • Equipment Operators/Truck Drivers • Labourers • Journey Linemen • Powerline Apprentices • Certified Safety Personnel

Top wages/benefits, non union Company. E-mail resumes attn: Matt to: Or fax to: 780-960-3543

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Help Wanted $2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. Students welcome We provide full training. Caretaker/General Maintenance person req’d. Possible live-in position. Must have basic plumbing, electrical & tiling skills. Ref’s req’d. Please call 250-460-2827. Dental Receptionist (Full Time) with experience needed for busy Dental Practice, limited to Oral Surgery. The perfect candidate would be a self motivated team player with a sense of urgency. Work days include Saturdays. Reply to Box #9, c/o The Morning Star, 4407-25th Ave. Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5 Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. Golf Course grounds crew, 23days/wk, perfect for semi-retired person. Pine Hills Golf Club. Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton is currently hiring for a grocery position. Previous grocery and cashier experience is an asset but not necessary. We offer a competitive wage and staff initiatives. If you enjoy working in a positive and rewarding environment, please forward resume to #104-2210 Main Street, Penticton or email to Peaches Daycare is seeking a full-time ECE to join our team. Applicants must have their license to practice, clean Criminal Record and current First Aid. Send resumes to: ROOMS TO GO now hiring full-time sales person. Experience in furniture sales would be an asset. Drop off resume 2498 Skaha Lake Road. STUDENTS ages 11 + up. Summer work. Up to $30per /day Call 1-250-718-3223 Tuc El Nuit Daycare in Oliver, a program of Penticton & District Community Resources Society, has openings for an Early Childhood Educator and an Assistant Early Childhood Educator. Please refer to our website, for the Employment Opportunities details. Closing Date July 31, 2011

ALBERTA Executive Camp looking for chefs, cooks, bakers. Great pay. Room and board provided. Transportation from Edmonton provided. 3 in 1 out or 3 in 2 out rotation. Send resume

housekeeper req. for resort motel, FT position, exp. preferred or will train, $12/hr+bonuses, 250-460-2827 SERVERS, hostess, dishwasher & manager wanted, drop resumes Penticton Buffet 2987 Skaha Lake Rd, no calls

Professional/ Management MEDIUM Duty Truck dealership in the Vancouver area requires a Parts & Services Manager. You must be experienced and have the ability to increase business by building an effective team and delivering exceptional customer service. Our company offers a competitive pay package with excellent benefits in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Apply in confidence:

Trades, Technical HEAVY Duty Mechanic needed for West Coast of Vancouver Island logging camp. Flexible shift, full benefits, permanent position and year round work. Fax resume to 604-681-8906 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.

MORE CORE Diamond Drilling is looking for Experienced Diamond Drillers for hydraulic and conventional drills. Work is located in the US and Canada. Must have valid first aid. Up to $600 a day + bonus. Send resumes w/ references to or fax (250) 636-9159.


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

Help Wanted

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

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s That Simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Legal Services Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM);, audio avail. LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

Concrete & Placing FOR All Your Concrete Repairs, waterproofing & Epoxy Coatings.

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

REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall All drywall, boarding, taping and insulation, new or repairs. Need a free consultation? Phone John 250-809-8708

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



Painting & Decorating

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 MR ALMOST ANYTHING at your service....Home Repairs, Renos, yard work, hauling. Ex. Ref. Call for Free Quote 250488-0182

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

For all your Drywall needs, boarding, painting, taping & framing. Big & small jobs. 250490-4085 GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250490-9762, 250-488-0407 HOME Renovations. Bathrooms,Basements.Also Laminate Flooring Installs.Decks,Fences and Landscaping.Insured and Member of BBB.Call 250-488-5338 for Free Estimate

REAL RENO’S + Legal Basement Suites + Legal Carriage Houses = $$$$ in your pocket + Kitchens + Bathrooms + Sundecks Licensed + Flooring and + Doors Insured + Windows + Trim/Painting = Equity in your home MB Home Improvements 250-486-0767 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131 WE do Renovations & Designing. All work is guaranteed, 40yrs exp. Call Mike. 250-4882987 250-494-7784



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

BARK MULCH Fir or cedar. $20 per yard. Delivery available.Shavings and Sawdust available. 250-8386630. Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189,

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

Garden & Lawn Locally Grown Hedging



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

GIARDINO 250-493-0007 149 Upper Bench Rd. S.

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,

Home Improvements

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

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,


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

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 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 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

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

Tree Services #!*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,

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa grass mix, first cut no rain, $5/bale, Osoyoos 250495-7646 or 250-498-9685 COW HAY FOR SALE! $3.00/bale. (250)547-9821 First cut Alfalfa grass mix, square bale, barn stored, $6.50/bale. 1 (250)547-6816 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. organic hay, new cut, $6 60-70lb square bale, Summerland, $1 bale for garden, (250)486-0820 Quality of horse hay. 65lb bales, $4.50 each. 250-5463162.

Livestock 1 ten year old quarter horse gelding, quiet, well-broke, (250)497-8409

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

Pets CHAMPION PUREBRED PITBULLS . Comes with papers and shots. 8 weeks on July 17. $2000-$3000 obo. Call Courtney 250-869-7837 CUTIE Celia is ready, just 11 wks old, $450.Good with kids, CKC reg, vet checked,dewormed and vaccinated , shots taken, coming with registration papers.

Trinity Shepherds Puppies available now! Come see us at the People’s Choice Enderby Flea market, Hwy 97 Wednesday-Sunday, 11-5:30 daily. 250-540-7138 WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Merchandise for Sale


Deadline for entries is Monday, July 18, 2011 is currently seeking a shipper/receiver experience is an asset but willing to train must be physically fit and able to lift and stack must be able to work unsupervised at times and take direction well good positive attitude and a team player a must please email resumes to:


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

Appliances Kenmore fridge/freezer, dbledoor, 21cft, like new, $350, 493-4649

Building Supplies BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038 Quality Patio Covers @reasonable prices.

Penticton Western News Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Real Estate

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Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

Other Areas

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Tenants, Repair your vinyl & carpet burns and, gouges, get back more of your deposit. Gary 497-6570 cell 462-0503

AC floor model, 12,000btu and sliding door adaptors, as new, $250, Lenticular projection screen, $40, (250)492-7888

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13.9 Treed Acres near Edgewood, Arrow, and Whatshan Lakes. $89,500. 250-442-3035 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953. 7.5 ACRES in Quesnel Lake area, Likely, BC Government forfeited property sold

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

TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/month. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, free map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

3 bdrm house, wood & elect. heat, in Cawston. $800/month + utilities. References required. Avail. immediately. Call 250-499-0682 4BD, 2bth. Central downtown loc., ap. 3000sq’, clean, pets ok, huge yard, long term lease. $1700. 250-878-9411 5777 Forestbrook Dr., 2bdrm, workshop, $1100/mo., 281 Kinney Ave., 5bdrm, $1500, call VJ, 250-490-1530

Apt/Condos for Sale



1/2 duplex, 4bdrm, 2ba, 4appl, pets-neg, ns. $1250+util 250462-0669 2bdrm, 1.5 ba, f/s, w/d avail. July 17. Avail July 17. Call 250-492-3856. Half duplex, newly renov. 3bdrm, 2bath, Hardwood floors, a/c, n/p, n/s, $1200/mo. 250-493-7598 Penticton, large, newly reno’d 1000sqft., 2bdrm, sep. laundry, entrance, parking, ns, np, $750+ electric bill, avail. Sept. 1st, 250-492-9866

Box 2L plastic containers w/lids, good for freezing, 2 lg boxes of plastic clam shell, 250-492-0155 giving away due to allergies, beautiful 1 year old male cat, neutered, shots, (250)4904880

Fruit & Vegetables Open Jassar Fruit Stand, 350 Upper Bench Rd. corner Johnson Rd, fresh cherries & more Trout Creek fruit stand across from Summerland Motel 6215 Hwy 97. Open everyday, local cherries, strawberries, peas, cider, honey, jam , new potatoes, raspberries,beans, beets, much more 494-8344 or 490-0046 u-pick cherries, $1.10/lb, 1099 Westbench Dr 8am-9pm Bring containers 250-492-5653

Brand new 10,000 BTU air conditioner, high energy efficiency, $220. 250493-6687 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 Danby window air conditioner (5100 BTU), Honeywell fan, both for $100, new condition. 250-492-8730 Electric Jenn-Air cook top $250, Dbl cast iron sink w/taps $100, Pacific energy insert 17” logs, gold door w/glass, right hand opening w/fan speed control $800. 250-492-8520 Home collection bath rm tower $60, dart board never used $40, Golf clubs Jazz Right, used once w/300 balls $140. 250-462-6275 RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit: for an extra 20% off or Call 1888-473-5407.



SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

We buy and sell quality furniture Showroom Open 10-5


Sears wheeled weed trimmer. B&S eng. walk behind 22” cut model. approx. 1hr use, cost $400 sell $275 (moving) 250497-0008

256 Westminster Ave. W.

Garage Sales FAMILY YARD SALE: 328332 Abbott Street, Penticton. Sat July 16, 9am-1pm, Infant & children’s clothing, toys, misc.household items, etc. Moving & Garage Sale, July 15 & 16. 321 Yorkton Ave #153, all day

STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. Now $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.

Musical Instruments

Garden Equipment Craftsman riding mower, 19.5hp, 42” cut, new catcher & bags, runs great, $700, (250)486-2254

Medical Supplies HOSPITAL bed, $300. Hospital table, $90. ROHO Mattress, $2760. ROHO HP cushion, $350. Wheelchair (Mableleaf Tilt), $700. Sling, $150. IV pole, $60. (250)542-6992 WE make house calls. Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs, new & used. Free in-home trials. Shoprider dealer. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250-542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-542-3745

Apt/Condo for Rent

Music Blowout sale,new Westbury Drum Sets, $389.99 w/cymbals, electric guitars, $89.99,acoustic guitars $49.99 &up, solar cymbal packs $69.99, guitar stands $8.99, Marshall Peavey Behringer no HST, all PA systems $20% off, guitar strings $4.99 &up, capo’s $14.99, games $4.99 &up, blue ray movies $7.99 &up, DVD movies $1.99. Most items are new. Pawn Traders, 71 Nanaimo Ave250-490-3040

Tools Heavy duty drill press, 9” Rockwell table saw, Porter Cable router+table, 10” compound Makita mitre saw, Ryobi biscuit cutter, 250-493-6312

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 Property Management 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.

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.

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

250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE



2 bed, fr/st, includes utilities. N/P. Avail. NOW.......................... $850



2 bed, fr/st, dw, w/d, partially finished bsmt. Avail. NOW.....$1,200


3 bed, fr/st, w/d, low maintenance yard. Avail. NOW ...........$1,300


4 bed, 2 bath, fr/st, w/d, large family room. Avail. NOW ......$1,400


3 bed, townhouse, fr/st, dw, w/d, garage. Avail. NOW..........$1,000

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

Business for Sale WELL ESTABLISHED jewellery/goldsmith business for sale (with or without the building) at Rocky Mountain House, AB. Will consider trades. For more info please call Bill at 780-719-6099 or email to:

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 Penticton, 9bdrm house with 2 suites inlc furnished vacation rental, single family home is a non-conforming tri-plex, 4700sqft, includes dble garage, paved parking for 8+ vehicles, prime 1/3 acre, near malls, schools and Skaha Lake, great for B&B, care home or large extended family, possible trade down, $629,000, 250-490-8888 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

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 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $214,900. 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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

241 Scott Avenue

5BDRM home on 5.8 acres in desirable West Bench, $589,000 info or 250-492-3330

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! 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

RV Sites For Sale- RV lot in Orchard Gardens, YUMA, AZ. concrete pad, 50 amp. elect, water, TV, tel, metal shed with workbench, washer & dryer. Club house, swimming pool, hot tub, games room. 250-4900645 or email

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. $250,000 firm, to view: 250-493-7261, 250-392-6470

Apt/Condo for Rent


2 bdrm @55+ apts, incl. heat, cable and hot water, new balcony and windows, 1 bath, extra storage. Avail Now (wt ) $800 2 bdrm, f,s, balcony coin op laundry, elevator near library. Avail. August 15 (EFR 103) $800 2 bdrm in four plex, new laminate flooring, fridge, stove, back deck off street parking. Avail. July 15 or Aug. 15 (H686-3/4) $800 2 bdrm walk up near OK beach, fridge, stove, coin op laundry, new carpet and new paint. Avail. July 15 ( A 334-4) $1200 Furnished or not 1 bdrm + den at The Alysen pl, 6 appl, sec’d parking, balcony. Avail. Now (A438)

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

Move In Incentive Available immediately… 2 Bedroom


1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1-bdrm renovated condo for employed person 30+, n/s, n/drugs, $675+util., DD, bus across street, 250-460-0401 1bdrm strata Apt., n/s, n/p, no children, 150 Skaha Pl, 250492-4557 2bdrm, 2ba condo w/secure ug parking, ns, np. $1000/mo. +util., Seeking good, long term people., 250-490-8512. APT. for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need exc ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 1-778-7860935 for info, lv a message. LARGE 1 bdrm downtown Orchard & Martin, utils incld. $750/mo, refs. Dennis 250493-4372 Oliver newly renovated. 5 appliances, A/C, 1100 Sq.Ft. 2 Bdrms NS, NP, $800/ Mo. Quiet Bldg., Call to view 250488-0514 SUMMERLAND 1 BDRM apt D/T $660.00/month incl water/sewer & shared laundry NS Avail immediately Call 778-516-5535 ext 105 to view

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.

HOUSES: Near Pen Hi, Top flr 2 bdrm + den duplex, f,s, d/w, w.d, large deck, No pets, lease req’d. Avail. Now (H710-2) $1250 3 bdrm house with one bath, large yard fridge, stove. No pets. Avail. Now ( H626) 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.

Apply Within

800sqft shop, front exposure, o/h door, parking, $475/mo.+ triple net, & 1200sq.ft 250809-0728, (250)492-8324 800sqft shop, front exposure, o/h door, parking, $475/mo.+ triple net, & 1200sq.ft 250809-0728, (250)492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

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CITY LIVING In a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@

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,

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4x4, quadcab, loaded, leather, Pwr & heated seats, canopy 2007 DODGE DAKOTA 4X4 2001 FORD TAURUS

Cummins diesel, only 208k, 5spd, 4dr, ext

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4dr, ext, V6 auto, 71K, Station wagon, auto, loaded, Pwr & heated seats loaded, alloys

Townhouses PENTICTON: Townhouse for rent. close to beach, college, and south Okanagan events centre. $1250 + utilities. 2 bedroom + den, 1.5 bath, 6 appliances, n/s. Looking for quiet, mature adults. For more information, please call 250-4924004.

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


Aircraft Hangar for Rent at Vernon Regional Airport. Inquiries to:

Antiques / Classics 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. Will Trade for a Raised Roof Camper Van 250454-9105 for pics.

2007 VW GOLF



Vernon: Lakeside Assisted Living Home, licensed, Space Available, Pictures & info by email. or call Steve at (250)306-0734

Suites, Lower

Cars - Domestic


RV Pads

1BDRM basement, daylight, near Wiltse school, n/s, n/p, util incl, $650/mo,Avail Aug. 01, 250-492-7312 1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail. now, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $700/mo, avail now 250-4922908 or 250-490-1025 2bdrm, 1 bath, f/s, avail. Aug. 1, (250)493-9357 or 250-8099337 2BDRM suite near Cherry Lane, n/p. Avail now, call 4924238 or 486-7861

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BEACH FRONT COTTAGES Mabel Lake Lumby end, RV stalls w/hook-up, boat launch, docks. Reserve 250-542-3276

Misc for Rent

Industrial shop space for rent. Currently set up for a welding fab shop. 1250 shop space & sep. office w/mezzanine. 3 phase power, 12’ overhead door. Gated secure yard with good exposure. Rent negotiable. Avail. Aug 1. 250-4906545

1998 RAM 2500 LARAMIE


Senior Assisted Living

1BDRM + den, cabin on orchard, suitable for 1 person, prefer +55, n/s, n/p, $700+util, Munson Mount, 250-493-0461 or 250-809-8005 2 bdrm, 1 bath log home located Upper Carmi. N/s, n/p, n/kids 4 wheel drive vehicle a must for winter. $1100/mo+util. Avail Sept1.250-493-0898. 2bdrm Kiliney Beach, Fintry area, 1bth,n/p n/party huge lot, $1050. Refs. 604-596-5645.

Downtown Penticton store front, 1200 sqft. or 2400 sqft. 250-492-8324,250-809-0728

Keremeos, 2 bdr + den, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls. det. garage, n/s, no parties, n/p. ref req’d. avail. Sept 1. 250-497-8448 KEREMEOS 3bdrm, 2bth 5/ appl, Avail now. $1300/month Ref’s Req. 250-497-7172 Sept. 2011-May 2012. Furnished 3bdrm lake view home, steps from Skaha Lake, single car garage + 2parking spots, n/s, n/p, $1300/mo + util. or 604941-5010 Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1275 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378.

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

Commercial/ Industrial



Help Wanted

FOR Rent - Avail July 30th. 1800 sqft. Lakeview Home on 1/3 acre, in Naramata, BC (15 mins from Penticton), 3 bdrm, 3 bath, dbl garage, all appliances (F S W D DW MW). Backs onto KVR Trails, Tons of parking. $1575 mth + utils. $75 yard rebate monthly. Refs reqd. SD reqd, lease reqd. NS, dogs OK, sorry no cats 403-909-5543,



Hatchback, auto, 58K, loaded, 4 dr.

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

Auto Accessories/Parts 4-AS NEW original 17x7.5” Chev 1/2ton p/up 4x4 alloys, fit 6-hole 2002-2006. List $923each, all for $425. 250497-0008 OK Falls


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Auto Accessories/Parts 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

Cars - Domestic 2003 Grand Prix sedan 1 owner, $6,000 OBO, 94,000km, new tires less than 1200k, new battery, kept in garage, large trunk with pass thru, cloth seats, ABS, PosiTrac, Keyless entry - excellent condition inside & out - call Dave or Ann 250-862-9710 2005 Chev Cavalier, 180km, 2dr auto, a/c, looks & runs exc.,$3300.obo.250-307-0002. 2006 Monte Carlo S.S. 5.3 litre 303hp, 48,000km, black w/silver trim. Loaded. 1 owner. 2$5,900. Serious callers only. Call Brian 250-306-0778, 250549-5294


Motorcycles 2008 Harley Davidson Softail Custom Mint condition low kms. Saddle bag, rear bag & Screaming Eagle exhaust incl. $15,500. 250-308-7222 2008 Stock Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail, 6,700km. Extra seat. Clean & straight. $15,800 obo. (250)547-8993 $AVE. 2011 Electric Scooters $895 - $1295 Clearance kids 125 ATV’s & Dune Buggies, $995-$1495 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123


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

1985 17ft Bigfoot Travel trailer, new fridge & upholstery, excellent condition & well maintained. Only 1855 lbs, easy to tow. Asking $8950. Call 250496-5497. 1988 21’ Slumber Queen MH Toyota Chassis, 4 cyl, propane stove/oven & fridge, 3 pce bath, a/c, 2 n/s owners, good cond. 132k, $11,250 obo. Ph. 250-493-7099 1989 5th wheel 21ft light weight, hitch incl, f/s oven, furnace, full bath, awning, sleeps 6, RV properly maint’d in exc shape. $3300. 250-493-6687. 1997 Maverick, 30’ motorhome, 83,000 kms, sleeps 7, awning, air, generator, new batteries, $27,000. obo.250260-1941, 250-308-9523. 1998 Okanagan Camper, 8”6, full bath, solar panel, stereo, queen size bed, heated tanks, mirrored windows. Dynamite price $8000. 250-488-7705 1999 19B Nash, fridge, stove, oven, microwave, sleeps 6, 4000lbs dry weight. Stabilizer jacks, full rear bath. Exc cond. $10,000 obo. (250)545-5864 2006 Artic Fox 5th wheel, 27.5ft. 4 season coach, 2slides, power antenna, satellite ready, 4 new wheels & 10 ply tires, 3 waste tanks. $26,500. (250)549-7014 31’ motorhome, Cummings Diesel, auto transmission, fully loaded, will do trades. 250308-0977 or 250-545-4653.

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Sports & Imports 1993 Hyundai Sonata, 4 dr auto, 4 cyl, loaded, 148k’s, exc, cond. $750. 250-488-6785 1995 torch red conv. corvette 60kms! Beautiful condition, must sell $13,000 OBO 250486-4404 2006 Sebring Convertible. 2.7ltr, 73,600kms, loaded. Added options: custom burgundy seat covers on front seats, window tint, vinyl rock shield. New tires. Reg. maint., very clean, no smokers, winter stored. Asking $12,500 obo. Cal @ 250-540-0298


Cars - Domestic


Cars - Domestic



Scrap Car Removal

Utility Trailers


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

2006 16ft Util. trailer with barn doors & side door. Dual axle, elect. brake, $4000 for quick sale. Call 250-488-7705 2006 util. trailer, 16 ft, barn doors & side door, dual axle, electric brake. $4000 quick sale, 250-488-7705

A Hardbody 4 hire, in/out, 30yrs, super sweet, very petite, always discreet, tight, toned, tanned & talented, Clover, 250-462-3510, Pent

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

Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 TJ Jeep, suspension lift, hard top, soft top and extras $6500.obo. 250-503-1821 1999 Ford Explorer, good condition, low kms, 4x4, $2800 OBO 250-487-2253 2001 Nissan Pathfinder, white, very good cond. $9000 OBO 250-486-4404

Trucks & Vans 1976 GMC High Sierra 3/4 ton, 4wd, $300, 778-476-0111, 250-487-0373

Boats 1991 Malibu Boat & trailer pkg. 18 ft 180 Series bow rider. 4.3 litre 165hp. Exc cond. Low hrs. Asking $10,500. Call Brian 250-306-0778, 250-549-5294 2006 Bayliner Runabout, family fun pac, bimini top, 3.0l Merc., trailer, only used about 100hrs., as new asking $15,500. obo (250)833-1533 2009 RXT 215 Sea Doo, 3hrs, many extras, show room cond. $16,500 obo 1-(250)541-1072 2010 20’ Tahoe q5i blk/white 220hp, wakeboard tower, Bimini top, w/trailer, travel covers, extras. New $36,100 asking $31,999. 250-517-0400

2008 Ford F350 Crew Cab, deisel 4x4, long box, XLT, auto. High Hwy kms, well maintained, must be seen. $19,900. obo (250)546-0994

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

2004 F350 black, crew cab, short box, 4x4 diesel, auto, loaded, lifted. Head gaskets, studs & EGR just done. $16,500 obo. (250)546-0994 2006 Chev 2500HD, crew cab 4x4, loaded 6liter gas, 105KM. $14,400 obo. 250-307-0002

BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best Beautiful Korean Girl, Ruby, 23 years old, 110lbs, 5’4”, 34C-25-35, hot, sexy & lovely, 778-476-2232 BOOTYLICIOUS Tight Bodied Island Beauty, 19, Tiara. Centerfold Cutie, blue-eyed, 21, Jenna. Spec. b4 10 am. Call 250-859-9584 in/out. or or

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen • 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc • Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) • Fold down table for a queen sized bed • Fold up bunk beds • VHF radio • Hull is sound, galley is dated. • Low draft • 200 hrs on new engine • A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-358-7794 or email for more information

1999 Dodge Dually, diesel 2WD, over $17,000 in repairs last year. 175k kms, $13,000.Call 250-488-7705

ASIA’S BACK. Hawaiian babe. 5’2, 100 pnds. 32 D, 22,32. Call 250-859-9584

Honey and Friends, in out calls. 250-306-0385 250-309-0942.

1988 Dodge Van 318. Good runner. $600. Call 250-4862254 1999 Chevrolet Express full size cargo van w/liner, 3/4 ton, 350ci, 2-heaters, mechanically sound, some cosmetic damage, built for work, $3000 OBO 488-6048

Allow Skyler to give you an experience you won’t soon forget, 24/7, out/in, 250-8093733, Penticton

SWEET Sensual, Slim, 28 years, Naughty Nadia. Super Busty, blue eyed bombshell, 19, Summer. Spec. b4 10am. In/out. 250-859-9584. XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant, Penticton & area (out calls), 250-809-7444




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2010 Dodge Challenger SXT with Leather This SILVER BEAUTY comes with a 3.5L high output V6 engine, ABS brakes, fog lights, alloy wheels, leather interior and much more. 15,000 kms! P159A

2010 Chevy Camaro LT 3.6L V6 engine 296 HP, automatic transmission, traction control. Cold air intake, dual exhaust, alloy wheels, satellite radio, Onstar, what a car! BLACK. Only 8,900 kms! P160A

2010 Chrysler 300 Limited Luxury Sedan

2007 Dodge Caliber 4 Dr. Hatchback 2.0L 4 cyl. with a CVT automatic transmission, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, allow wheels, CD player & more. BLACK. P103A







2010 Toyota Matrix 4 Dr. Hatchback

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan w/Swivel & Stow Feature

2008 GMC Canyon Extended Cab 4x4 Z71

1.8L 4 cyl, engine, automatic transmission. Air conditioning, power windows and lock, ABS bakes, CD player with AUX input MP3 & deep tint glass. SILVER. P118A

3.3L V6 engine, back up camera, Satellite Radio, alloy wheels, rear heat & air conditioning & lots more on this BLACK BEAUTY. P122A

3.7L engine, automatic, big tire pkg, MP3, Satellite radio, Onstar, ABS, power sunroof, balance of factory warranty. INFERNO ORANGE, Super Sharp. P126A

















VISIT OUR WEBSITE! Many vehicles to choose from!


Email: 33882 HWY. 97 SOUTH OLIVER, BC DL 8590

Toll Free 1-877-498-0570







2007 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4

This is a beauty! 2.4L 4 cyl. with CVT automatic trans. Leather, heated seats, 6 disc CD, Satellite radio, hands free calling, alloy wheels, STONE WHITE. PO992A








2006 Dodge 1500 Larmie Mega Cab 4x4 5.7L Hemi V8 engine. Huge interior, DVD player, leather heated seats, power pedals, 6 disc CD & plenty more. BEIGE exterior. Hurry on this one! P109A



2007 Chevy Colorado Z71 Crewcab 3.7L 5 cyl. automatic. This BLACK BEAUTY has only 33,000 kms! Locking differential, fog lights ABS brakes, CD with MP3, chrome tube steps & more! PO967A







2006 Dodge 3500 Longbox Quadcab 4x4 Cummins Diesel Automatic with only 77,000 kms! Chrome wheels, fog lights, power seat, overhead compass - Temperature gauge &more. CHARCOAL GRAY. P139A




6 cyl. engine, leather interior, heated seats, power sunroof, fog lights, ABS brakes, Satellite radio. Traction control. BLUE. P158A







2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 4 Dr. 4x4 3.7L V6 engine, automatic transmission, part time/full time 4x4 selector, 77,000 kms, Alloy wheels, CD player & more. ATLANTIC BLUE. P104A






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2007 Ford F350 Crewcab Longbox 4x4 This 6.0L Diesel Lariat Has it all! Only 61,800 kms and every option possible, leather heated seats, power sunroof, park assist, power rear slider, electronic trailer brakes and plenty more. BLACK. P140A






2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Dr. Sedan 2.2L engine, automatic transmission, CD player, power windows, power locks, ABS brakes, power seat, fog lights. This low mileage vehicle is a great buy! GRAY. P132A






2007 Saturn AURA XE 4 Dr. Sedan

3.5L V6 engine automatic transmission, power seat, sunroof, traction control, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, XM Satellite radio, and only 26,000 KMS! PEARL WHITE. Don’t miss out on this one! P128A




2007 GMC 1500 Extended Cab 2WD

2007 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4

5.3L Vortec V8, alloy wheels, CD player, power windows, power locks & more. This truck is in like new condition. SILVER. P111A

Only 47,200 kms on this truck. 4.6L V8, automatic, air conditioned, CD player, boxliner, running boards and more on this well cared for crewcab. BEIGE. P106A









2006 SAAB 97-X

2006 Chev HHR 4 Dr. Sedan

4.7L V8 engine, 5 speed manual transmission, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, 6 disc CD player, fog lights & lots more on this one. MINERAL GREY. PO995A

This loaded up 4x4 has every option possible. 5.3L Vortec V8, leather heated seats, sunroof, Onstar, tow pkg, 6 disc CD, ABS alloy wheels. Total luxury & more. P114A

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






2007 Saturn VUE FWD 4 Dr. SUV


2006 Dodge Dakota Crewcab 4x4



Economical 4 cyl. engine, 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioned, power windows, power locks, CD player, Onstar, steering wheel audio controls & more. 68,000 kms. GRAY. P123A





2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP High Performance 303 HP 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 $










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









2006 Mercedes Benz E500 4 Dr. Sedan 5.0L V8 engine. This luxury sedan has more options than you can imagine. The list is extensive. You must see this car to appreciate just how much car it is. BLACK. PO962A





1996 Chevrolet 2500 EXT. Cab 2 WD 5.7L engine, locking deferential, bucket seats & more. 1998 Slumber Queen 10 foot adventurer camper with washroom. A very nice pair. P148B1




Penticton Western News Wednesday, July 13, 2011 buy this amount in groceries

save this amount at our gas bar


25¢ /L 15¢ /L 10¢ /L

buy 250* buy $150* buy $100*


or save this amount when you pay for your fuel with your PC® Mastercard®

35¢ /L 25¢ /L 20¢ /L

Save up to 35¢ per litre up to 100 litres at our gas bar.

Effective July 13-17, 2011. Some items may not be available in all stores.

Rooster gold label superior jasmine rice Limit 8,

16 kg after limit price

28.97 ea.






4 00 1 00 6

PC® Smokin’ Stampede burger

fresh wild sockeye salmon

frozen, 1.13 kg

whole, dressed, 2-4 lb average






fresh cherries

fresh vine ripe tomatoes


product of USA, no. 1 grade

/lb 1.92/kg





/lb 4.32/kg

selected varieties, 155 g 494673 / 768955

or .78 each

Bakeshop hamburger buns

Christies cookies or crackers

or hot dog buns, 12’s

selected varieties, 200-454 g


992005 / 494319



squid tubes and tentacles frozen, 454 g 829282




Limit 2, after limit price

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal

Good Host iced tea mix

750 g, Two Scoops Raisin Bran, 675 g or Just Right, 475 g

2.35 kg 229577




or 3.79 each

fresh Chinese eggplant

product of Mexico or USA

/lb 2.16/kg


/lb 11.00/kg

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or 1.49each

Family’s sardines


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assorted varieties, 75 g



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Nissin noodle cups




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after limit price

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7.89 ea.


L’Oreal Excellence, Feria or Root Rescue hair color

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selected varieties and sizes


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102411 / 846144 / 421423

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Limit 6,




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The Penticton Western News  

July 13th, 2011 Edition

The Penticton Western News  

July 13th, 2011 Edition