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IN LIVING COLOUR — Christian Horton, 10, enjoys a romp through the latest in colourful toys provided through the Dragonfly Pond Society which is back in operation at the gym in the Penticton Community Centre. The regular activity schedule is just one of the ways the organization works to help families of special needs kids. Mark Brett/Western News

Humour was business leader’s calling card Penticton auto dealer Bob Brown died Sunday at the age of 67 KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The South Okanagan has lost a pillar of the business community and tireless supporter of local charities. Bob Brown, owner of Bob Brown GM, died in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 67. “Bob was a wonderful guy. He had an incredible sense of humour and just a great love of his community and family,” said Janet Parker, president of the Penticton Automotive Dealers Association. Parker said she first met Brown and his wife Toni when they moved to the community about 27 years ago. She remembers him for his passion for fundraising on behalf of women’s and children’s charities with the PADA. Kevin Lamb, general manager at Bob Brown GM, said he has been receiving calls from across

the country from people Brown has touched. Brown worked as a banker for many years and ended up working through the ranks at Carter GM in Vancouver. He eventually bought Carter GM in Penticton, and over his 27 years Brown successfully Bob Brown expanded the business and sold some 24,000 vehicles along the way. “It is a big loss. It is like losing a family member here because he considered everyone working here as family. He was very full of energy, lived life to its fullest and wasn’t happy if everyone around him wasn’t laughing,” said Lamb, who worked with Brown for 13 years. “Everybody who I have talked to that has ever met Bob, even if it was for five minutes, they remember him. What they really remember is his sense of humour and how much he loved a good joke and loved to repeat it.”


Lamb said Brown knew every employee’s name, their spouse’s name and their kids. It was the reason, Lamb said, why many of the staff remain working at the dealership since Brown bought it. As the dealership just underwent a million dollar renovation Brown had been spending a lot of time in the office, but Lamb said he slowly had been stepping back to semi-retirement to spend time golfing, landscaping his property and to be with his family. “His philosophy as the owner of the business was his job was to reduce stress for people that worked for him. And he did a good job of doing that,” said Lamb. The general manager recalls many of the pranks Brown would pull around the dealership. Lamb said Brown would shut out the lights just at the moment a customer was about to put their pen to the final paperwork so they couldn’t see what they were signing. Another time he pulled yellow police tape across the doors and announced to not let the customers leave until they certified the cheque.

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Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton is a personal friend of the Brown family and their neighbour in Trout Creek. Ashton remembers Brown as being the life of any event and as a man that could never say no when it came to community involvement. “I can’t say enough about Bob, Toni his wife and Kim and Derek his children. Bob was a huge contributor to this community and the surrounding area. Our hearts go out to his family” said Ashton. “Bob was a man full of continual oneline zingers. You may have heard them dozens of times but you still laugh at them. It wasn’t the joke or the delivery — it was the gentleman behind it.” A celebration for Brown’s life will be held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Wednesday, July 20 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. “We would like to invite everyone to come out and all we ask is please bring some new jokes,” said Lamb.


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Conacher of Democracy Watch had expressed concerns following the launch of Day’s new business called Stockwell Day Connex. Its site says that Day will work with organizations to create a “clear and concise government relations strategy, as well as provide insightful analysis on Canadian political developments.” It goes on to say the company will assist clients in identifying “implications and opportunities” resulting from developments in Canadian public policy, as well as provide political environmental assessments, offer consultation on communications strategies and provide what it calls strategic council for the governing body of the client’s organization. Conacher has not directly accused Day of any wrongdoing and acknowledged a letter in which Day stated he will not deal in any confidential information and only provide advice.

But Conacher says he remains concerned by what he calls “loopholes” in the current federal laws governing lobbyists. The federal Conflict of Interest Act prohibits former MPs from acting in a manner as to take improper advantage of his or her previous public office, acting on behalf of any person or organization in connection with anything to do with their previous office and giving advice using information obtained as a holder of public office that is not available to the public. Conacher’s concern stems from the fact neither the federal commissioner of lobbyists, nor the federal ethics commissioner audit or inspect the activities of former ministers, staff or senior officials to see if they are following the rules after leaving office. Conacher also noted the five-year ban on lobbying is only for registered lobbyists. If someone is not a registered lobbyist and is not being paid to lobby, but simply to advise, he or she could skirt the law. “Until the loopholes in these laws are closed, and these laws are effectively enforced, they will just be empty words on paper,” said Conacher. With ¿les from Alistair Waters

Inquest to review death Western News Staff

The B.C. Coroners Service will hold an inquest into the death of Penticton man. Gordon Brent Amyotte, 39, collapsed after being arrested by Penticton RCMP on May 28, 2010. At the time, RCMP were called to downtown Penticton for a complaint of a male exhibiting erratic behaviour. Upon police arrival the B.C. Ambulance service was already working on Amyotte who was lying on the ground in the 400 block of Martin Street. After being cleared by B.C. Ambulance, RCMP officers arrested Amyotte and were walking him to the police vehicle when he suddenly collapsed. B.C. Ambulance was still at the scene and again provided medical assistance, transporting the male to Penticton Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Amyotte was known to them as a prolific thief with a list of charges dating back to 2002. The inquest into the death of Amyotte is scheduled for Jan. 16 to 20, 2012 at the Penticton Courthouse. An inquest is a formal court proceeding that allows for public presentation of all evidence relating to a death. The B.C. Coroners Service is an independent fact-finding agency that may not make any finding of legal responsibility. Presiding Coroner Mark Coleman and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine and make public the facts surrounding Amyotte’s death. The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

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Teen brings focus to ‘invisible epidemic’ MARK BRETT Western News Staff

A year after surgery to remove a brain tumour, Lauryn Vander Molen is still haunted by the memories of the nightmarish onslaught of her seizures. “It’s scary,” said the 18-year-old who was diagnosed with epilepsy four years ago. “It comes at me from the corner of my eye and I get a really creepy cartoon image from hell. It’s like an aura, a sign or a warning.” And then blackness. With no conscious recollection of the time during the seizure, she was often left struggling to determine what happened. “That’s what it was like when I had the first one, it was the summer I was going into Grade 9 and I was home alone,” she recalled. “The chairs were knocked over and I threw up and we thought somebody had broken in. We really didn’t know until I had another one at Halloween and then we went and had all the testing and we found out. “Oh God, it was really scary, especially just going into high school.” Like many people diagnosed with severe medical conditions at first Lauryn lived in a state of denial — pretending nothing had happened — and hoping it wouldn’t happen again. But all that changed one day at school. “I think we were sitting in English class in Grade 9 and we were reading some kind of sad poem and I started thinking and just sort of freaked out and ran to the office and talked to a counsellor. “At that point I accepted it and said: ‘Oh yeah, I have to deal with this.’” It was around this time she and Pen High counsellor Karen Boyd got to know each other. Since that time Boyd has marvelled at the teen’s perseverance and determination that has helped her become the person she is today. “Lauryn Vander Molen is an exceptional young woman,” said Boyd in a letter to the BC Epilepsy Society. “Despite the emotional and

medical difficulties that Lauryn has faced she maintains a positive attitude, a strong sense of responsibility and a zest for life. “She is not a young woman to be held back.” Maintaining her honour roll status, assisting with a variety of school clubs and fundraisers as well as sports are just a few examples of that determination. “She has adjusted so well to living and coping with epilepsy that she now has become a mentor for other students in the school who have epilepsy,” said Boyd. It was in the fall of 2010 that Lauryn underwent surgery to remove a small, benign tumour which may have caused the seizures. Doctors soon hope to take Lauren off her current medication to see if in fact that was the case. Lauryn described epilepsy as the “invisible epidemic” because it affects over 50 million victims worldwide. Despite that high number, very few people actually know what to do when someone around them has a seizure, which to her is unacceptable. “After years of living with epilepsy I see it as a challenge and an opportunity (to educate others)” said Lauryn. “You don’t have to be all knowing about seizures, but just the basics of what to do to help and to call 911 because they can be fatal.” The desire to help others is also the motivating factor in her path for the future. “I want to eventually go for my masters (degree) in child psychology and then open a clinic or go to a Third World country and work with children,” said Lauryn, who received a $1,000 scholarship from the Epilepsy Society to help with that dream. “When I was little I had a lot of crap happen to me and I want to help kids get through having bad stuff happen to them. “I had my family and friends — they were awesome — but it’s hard when they don’t know what your going through. I just want to help because even with epilepsy I’m so lucky.”

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PENTICTON’S LAURYN VANDER MOLEN tosses the dough into the air at Panago Pizza where she works part time. The Penticton Secondary grad recently received a BC Epilepsy Society scholarship for her accomplishments and dedication to raising awareness and helping others with the condition.

Chamber survey shows business support for HST Western News Staff

The majority of Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce members who responded to a recent poll said they will be voting to keep the harmonized sales tax. The chamber saw 64 per cent of respondents in the membership survey indicate they want to keep the HST in place, about one-quarter of the membership replied to the survey.

“This is an important decision facing B.C. businesses,” said chamber president Jason Cox. “There is a lot at stake for the province.” The chamber sees its membership support of the HST as consistent with the views of other business organizations in the province, many of whom have also voiced similar support. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Shelfspace, the Association for Retail Entrepreneurs, The Vancouver Board of Trade and others have

voiced support of the HST. BC Fruit Growers’ Association president Joe Sardinha recently stated he also supports the HST remaining in place. In letter to the Penticton Western News he said, “returning back to the old 12 per cent PST-GST system is bad for business, customers and families.” Cox said compliance with one sales tax (HST) versus two (PST and GST) reduces bookkeeping costs for small firms which often don’t have the same administra-

tive resources as larger companies. He said the HST removes the PST from the cost of production, making it cheaper to produce goods and services. “These changes improve competitiveness and will ultimately encourage job creation, better wages and economic growth across the province,” said Cox. Cox added that by reducing the HST rate to 10 per cent and providing rebates to families with children and low-income seniors, the gov-


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The RCMP Serious Crimes Unit was called to an apartment building on Skaha Place shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday after an altercation between two residents which left one of the individuals with knife wounds and contusions. The cause of the fight was cigarettes, according to Sgt. Dellebuur of the Penticton RCMP, who said that the incident began when an intoxicated man started banging on the apartment door of the other in an attempt to bum a smoke. The resident of the apartment was upset, and according to police was “tired of people pounding on his door.” “The individual that answered the door had a metal bar and a knife,” said Dellebuur, reading from the officer report. “This male hits this guy looking for the cigarette with the metal bar and then takes a swipe at him with the knife.”

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A PARAMEDIC checks the condition of a man in Skaha Lake Park Wednesday afternoon following an alleged attack at a nearby apartment.

The incident was called in by another neighbour who opened her door to see what the commotion was and saw the perpetrator yielding what she first described as a crowbar. The victim left the scene and was found by RCMP in Skaha Lake Park about an hour later. His injuries were described as

not life-threatening, consisting of small lacerations on his legs and wrists and a small lump on his head, a large welt on the small of his back and a oneinch scrape on his lower abdomen. “Scratches and scrapes from a combination of the bar and the knife,” Dellebuur said. RCMP arrested Kevin

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Accused killer out on bail Western News Staff

Jamie Wolanski, accused in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old at a Penticton grad party, has been granted bail. Wolanski, 19, faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Andrew McAdam at a graduation bush party held in June in the Carmi area. Wolanski has also been charged with assault, assaulting a peace officer, willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and uttering threats from a separate incident that took place on Feb. 11. “He (Wolanski) got released on

Monday on a $75,000 bail, including a $10,000 cash deposit and two assurities. There are about 17 conditions attached to his release but the highlights include a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, he must not have any contact with the victim’s family or any witnesses in the case and he can’t be communicating on any social network sites. Another one of the conditions is he must reside with his parents,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur of the Penticton RCMP. Another condition is Wolanski cannot consume alcohol or drugs not prescribed to him and must not be in any places where there might be alcohol or drugs. Wolanski is due back in court on July 18 for the charges from February.

Early morning crash claims woman’s life Western News Staff

A woman was killed in a single vehicle accident on the Channel Parkway on Thursday morning. RCMP report that at 1:18 a.m. they responded to the scene of where a northbound blue Volkswagen Jetta had gone off the road to the left and struck the concrete wall of an overpass then a concrete barrier and finally came to rest in

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he latest proposal from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is another clear indication that the Crown corporation is reaching the end of the road in its ability to properly serve the province’s motorists. ICBC announced this week that it has notified the BC Utilities Commission that it plans to apply for a rate hike. “What’s happened really is the economy has rebounded a lot faster than most people have expected. That’s put more cars on the road.” ICBC spokesman Mark Jan Vrem told the media. He also pointed to an increase in bodilyinjury claims as a result of wet weather. It’s reassuring to note that after a mere three-plus decades in operation, ICBC has come to the realization that it rains a bit in Vancouver. And while most, if not all, businesses would celebrate an economic rebound and additional customers, ICBC apparently sees it as a negative. However, that stance gives rise to a very simple solution: If ICBC is troubled by an increase in drivers, perhaps the time has come to end the corporation’s monopoly on basic insurance coverage. The latest news comes less than two months after Christy Clark’s Liberal government shot down ICBC’s proposal to increase insurance rates for drivers who receive as little as a single speeding ticket. While those measures seemed excessive, they were imminently more fair than the proposal that will be put before the BCUC. Because rain or shine, on roads crowded or deserted, drivers with spotless records are less likely to be the cause on an accident. The concept seems simple enough, but it’s one that’s apparently lost on ICBC. While the corporation has steadily increased rates on drivers found at fault in a collision, this latest proposed hike will take safe drivers along for the ride. The time has come to see if private companies can provide the service at a better value to the province’s drivers.

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Sudan: The left-over country

he flags have been waved, the anthem has been sung, and the new currency will be in circulation next week: the Republic of South Sudan has been launched, and is off to who knows where? Perdition, probably, for it is a “pre-failed state”, condemned by its extreme poverty, 15 per cent literacy and bitter ethnic rivalries to more decades of violence and misery. But what about the country it leaves behind? It’s telling that there is a South Sudan, but no North Sudan. What’s left is still just Sudan. It’s still the second-biggest country in Africa, and it still has four-fifths of the people it had before the south broke away. But it has lost a big chunk of its income: almost threequarters of the old united country’s oil was in the south. It’s also an Arab country run by a dictator who has been in power for 22 years. So we know what comes next, don’t we? The dictator, President Omar al-Bashir, is unquestionably a bad man. He seized power in a military coup in 1989, and he is the first serving head of state to be indicted by the International Criminal Court. In 2009, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in his conduct of the war in the rebellious province of Darfur. It added three counts of genocide last year. But he’s not all bad. He inherited a much bigger war, between the predominantly Muslim north of the country and


what is now South Sudan. It was a squalid, dreadful affair that killed about two million southerners and drove another four million — about half the southern population — from their homes. Bashir has a lot of blood on his hands. But he eventually realized that the south could not be held by force, and he had the wisdom and courage to act on his insight. In 2005 he ended the fighting by agreeing that the two parts of the country would be run by separate governments for six years, after which the south would hold a referendum on independence. He knew that the south would say “yes” overwhelmingly — in the end, 98.83 per cent of southern Sudanese voted to have their own country — yet he never reneged on the deal. “President Bashir and (his) National Congress Party deserve a reward,” said Salva Kiir, now the president of South Sudan, after the votes were counted in February. And Bashir said: “We

will come and congratulate and celebrate with you ... We will not hold a mourning tent.” His decision made him very vulnerable politically in the north, but he stuck to it for all these years, and as a result many tens of thousands of people who would have died are still alive. That doesn’t necessarily mean that north-south relations will be smooth after the South’s independence. Most of the oil is in South Sudan, but the new country is landlocked: the oil can only be exported through pipelines that cross Sudan proper to reach the Red Sea. Yet there is not a deal on revenuesharing yet, nor even on the border between the two countries. The dispute over the province of Abyei flared into open fighting between northern and southern forces last week, although there is now agreement to bring in an Ethiopian peacekeeping force. There is no agreement, however, on the referendum that was promised for the province but never held. Such ethnic quarrels will persist and proliferate: at least five rebel groups are fighting the new southern government, and Bashir’s regime faces big rebellions in Darfur, South Kordofan and Nile Province. South Sudan will almost certainly end up as a one-party state that spends most of its revenue on the army — “the next Eritrea,” as one diplomat put it — but the future of Sudan itself is harder to foretell. Bashir’s immediate prob-

lem is economic. The deal to split the oil revenue equally between north and south lapsed with South Sudan’s independence, and he is bringing in harsh austerity measures and a new currency as part of a three-year “emergency program” to stabilize the economy. But the price of food is already soaring in Khartoum as confidence in the Sudanese pound collapses. Unaffordable food was a major factor in the popular revolts against oppressive Arab regimes in recent months, and Bashir is trying to insulate himself against that by promising stricter enforcement of Islamic law in Sudan. That may win him some support among the Muslim, Arabic-speaking majority, but by the same token it will further alienate the north’s remaining religious and ethnic minorities. So more rebellions in the outlying regions. On top of all that, Bashir will forever be seen, however unfairly, as the man who “lost” the south. His status as an indicted war criminal does him no harm with the majority population at home; his failure to crush the southerners by force is what really undermines him. So he may soon have to go abroad and live with his money. He did one good thing in his life, and no good deed goes unpunished. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Letters Prison not wanted in region With a 66 per cent majority of ballots rejecting the Penticton prison proposal, voter turnout of 24.4 per cent for the poll was a strong showing, given that city council was elected in 2008 by 32.4 per cent of eligible voters. RDOS residents were excluded despite the stated regional approach to the jail competition. The “We can do better� campaign phrase is a signal not to sell short our local attributes which are the envy of many other communities, but to use them to foster desirable future development. It’s also a way of saying that we expect better than support for a jail from the economic development agencies of our municipal and provincial governments. In the case of the province, more affluent parts of B.C. have been awarded Olympic facilities, a major conference centre, a retractable stadium roof and transportation upgrades at enormous cost to B.C. taxpayers. It seems blatantly unfair that a competition for a prison is dangled in front of Okanagan communities as a jobcreation strategy, when others have received huge, positive investments devoid of economic and social risks. It’s also true for Penticton’s Economic Development Office (EDO) which campaigned hard for local prison sites despite an apparent lack of original and localized analysis. Given its policy role, Penticton’s EDO needs to be returned to the direct accountability of City Hall,

Sign of growers’ problems I am writing to suggest that the B.C. Fruit Packers Co-operative get with the program in supporting our local growers and the fabulous fruits they produce. I went in to the B.C. Fruit Packer’s outlet on Duncan Avenue in Penticton recently to see if they had any cherries (used to be they had a big sign outside that indicated what varieties were available and fresh). I asked about the sign and the staff told me that nothing was being replaced — their current sign indicates their hours only and is handmade with laminated paper numbers. This is utterly ridiculous. Here we are in a valley that survives in large part on agriculture and agritourism and our main outlet for local growers is totally handicapped in letting people know in even the simplest way what products they have available. The packinghouse does not advertise and even many locals do not know it is there and that it is open to the public, much less the tourists. With all of the public awareness about eating locally grown foods and interest in sustaining our own food producers this is a glaring oversight, and one that seems to me could be rectified without great expense. We have a whole season of wonderful local eating ahead of us and the B.C. Fruit Packers should be showing the way, literally. Jill Moreton Penticton

Family grateful for support George, Louise, Scot and family would like to express their gratitude to family friend, Jessie Reagan, The Street Kingz, Donna from Voodoos, Matt and staff from Skaha Sound and all people that attended the benefit concert for Andrew McAdam. Jessie presented a cheque to Louise for $250 to use for Andrew’s headstone. Our family has been truly blessed to have the continued

rather than the present obscure reporting relationship to the Chamber of Commerce. Following the June 20 Penticton council vote to rescind Penticton sites but conditionally support other applicants in the region, Mayor Dan Ashton finally acknowledged that there could be impacts to Penticton from a South Okanagan jail, such as extra policing costs. Those RDOS directors who agreed to support the jail because of perceived “benefits to all communities� have never brought forward a plan for sharing costs related to those impacts, though they were quick to confirm that they would welcome the benefits. The 3,500-name petition to the province, Penticton council and the RDOS asked that the prison not be built in Penticton or the RDOS. Along with the poll results, it registered opposition to a project which governments were advancing without revealing risks. The petition was also meant to avoid negative, costly impacts to Penticton which Mayor Dan Ashton has now acknowledged. In short, the petition and poll clearly state to the BC Liberals that consideration of a jail/remand centre in the RDOS should be halted as it is viewed as a Trojan horse and not an economic gift. B. Robert, CAPP chair Penticton

emotional support from all of our family, friends and the community, it is with their support that we will have the strength needed to continue on with our fight for justice. Pastor Pete, Reverend Turnball and Pastor Rick, thank you for your guidance and encouragement during our darkest hour and for assisting us to truly honour Andrew’s memory. We take great comfort in knowing that we have such a wonderful support system. Thank you to all who sent cards, did baking and contributed to the three charities set up to honour Andrew’s memory. You are all appreciated beyond words. On behalf of the McAdam Family, Carie Sandrelli Summerland

Grad reunion in the works Penticton High School’s Class of 1953 is busy planning another reunion — this time to celebrate its 58th anniversary. The event — to be held at Penticton’s Ramada Inn, Sept. 27, 28, and 29 — will mark the fourth time this class has held a highly successful get-together. They have already met to celebrate their 25th, 40th and 50th anniversaries. Given the spirit of the Class of ’53, this reunion is not likely to be the last. The first announcement of the event went out in March, and the response has been fantastic. But there are a number of grads whose contact information we’ve lost track of. We’re hoping that anyone we’ve missed will get in touch with us — and will help us get in touch with others who might have moved in the last few years. Anyone who was in our class during those years, whether they were in Penticton to graduate or not, will be welcomed with open arms. The grad committee is hoping that registrations will be sent in by Aug. 15. For further information, please get in touch with Jean Molyneux at 250-496-5488. Barbara Lambert Penticton

Ticket prices out of line My blood boils when I read that individuals that hold 2011/12 season tickets to the Penticton Vees games can purchase a $40 ticket package to all games of the Young Stars, whereas the average Joe taxpayer must pay $80 or $100 for the same ticket package. Something here does not pass the smell test. If 800 seasons ticket holders partake of this offer, this is a $32,000 subsidy paid to the Vees organization to advertise season tickets. A new contract with the Vees was recently signed with the city and I am sure that this subsidy was not included in the contract. I will send a Freedom of Information request to the city to obtain a copy of the contract to find out exactly what the subsidy that the Joe taxpayers of the city are already paying to the Vees organization. It would help to have this information disclosed if all taxpayers would send a request under the Freedom of Information Legislation. Google and print the Freedom of Information form because your request must follow the rules set out in the legislation All taxpayers are picking up the deficit to fund the albatross known as the SOEC and therefore all taxpayers should be treated equally when it comes to ticket packages to attend the Young Stars tournament. If you believe in equality for all taxpayers, contact a member of council and voice your opinion. Ted Wiltse Penticton

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RCMP had to shoo away an aggressive deer from a woman walking her dog in Okanagan Falls on Monday afternoon. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said RCMP were called to assist a woman walking near the Okanagan Falls provincial park around 3:45 p.m. where she had an encounter with a deer who had fawns. The deer challenged the woman and wouldn’t let her come up off the river dyke. “The deer didn’t actually make contact with the woman,� said Sgt. Jim Beck, the officer in charge of the South Okanagan zone for the Conservation Officer Service. “June and July is our peak fawning period so it isn’t that uncommon to get these types of occurrences. The deer does not differentiate between a domestic

dog and a wolf or coyote. They see them as a predator period.� Beck said there has been at least three reports of deer attacking dogs in the South Okanagan, and this year the conservation officers have seen a higher occurrence of the aggressive deer. “We have had a number of dogs injured and beat up this year. There is a generation of urban deer that aren’t that afraid of dogs anymore. Last year we had aggressive behaviour where it actually made contact with a gentleman in Princeton. The deer actually hit him in the head with its hooves,� said Beck. According to Beck, the doe’s mothering instinct is quite strong when the fawns are still young and don’t have a lot of mobility. When a person walking a dog, which the deer sees as a predator, inadvertently gets too close to a fawn the doe will display aggres-

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It’s going to be a good time at Peachfest STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

With some of B.C.’s most popular bands on the list, it would be hard to argue with Don Kendall when he says that they have a great set of musicians lined up for the 2011 Penticton Peach Festival. It’s hard to argue with Kendall, the past president of the Peachfest Society, about this subject at any time — the annual summer festival always has an amazing set of performers. But with Trooper, who are now billing themselves as “Canada’s oldest and coolest rock band,” topping the list, it removes all doubt that this year will be amazing. The multi-award winning, multiplatinum selling, which released its first album in 1975, is still selling out shows and traveling coast to coast more than 35 years later. “That’s, without doubt, the biggest band Peachfest has had in a long time, and the fact that it’s free, people just can’t believe,” said Kendall, who adds that they wouldn’t have been able to book the band without the help of Peters Bros. Construction, a longtime Peachfest supporter. “Most people are used to paying $25-30 to see Trooper. The fact that it’s free, that’s thanks to Peters Bros.” Peters Bros. has sponsored the Peachfest Grand Parade for many years, as well as other special performances like the Snowbirds, Kendall said. “They are a fantastic supporter of Peach Festival. I can say that without Peter’s Bros Construction, Peachfest wouldn’t exist in its current state,” said Kendall. “They’ve really stepped up to the plate this year.” But though Trooper is topping the list, they’re far from being the only well-known and

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PEACH FESTIVAL organizers scored a major coup this year when they booked Trooper, one of Canada’s best-loved party bands as one of the headline acts.

popular performers coming to town for the festival, which runs from August 3 to 7 this year. “For Kiddie’s Day, we’re really happy to get Charlotte Diamond back. We had her here in 2009 and it was our largest Kiddies’ Day crowd in history,” said Kendall. “Little kids love her and their parents love her. It’s kind of a multi-generational thing.” Sunday, the headliner is an Irish group called Killarney. They moved over to Canada years ago and had their own show on the CBC at one time. They toured the country and

then got offered a gig at the Blarney Stone in Gastown about 20 years ago and ever since then, they’ve been the house band there. “I think they’re in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest running house band in the world,” said Kendall. “And they’re an incredible group. They appeal to all ages — the last time they played in the Okanagan was about 12-13 years ago.” The schedule also includes Blaze of Glory, which Kendall calls the number one Bon Jovi tribute band in Canada, performing Wednesday evening

and country singer J.D. Bixby headlong Friday night. “We’re really happy to get Bixby. I think he’s still only 19 years old, I think he might be 20 now. But he is a great performer and certainly one of Canada’s rising country stars,” said Kendall. The festival is also bringing back two other bands that were a big hit last year. KISS tribute band Love Gun and High Voltage, an AC/DC tribute will be back in the Saturday night slot. Kendall said the reason for bringing the bands in for a repeat performance are simple. “First off, they’re great performers and secondly it’s great to have local bands on stage,” he said. “The park was absolutely packed, we couldn’t get another person in last year.” There are a lot of great performers at the festival other than headliner bands, Kendall adds. “We’ve got the Flow Riders Mountain Bike Circus. They put on an amazing show, so they’re our centre of the park entertainment this year. Then we’ve got an up and rising kid form Vancouver named Brock Zanrosso. He’s 16 years old, great looking kid, he has had two hit records already,” he said. “Wonderful voice. I think every young girl in the South Okanagan will want to go see him.” And Kendall adds that there will be lots of local performers involved in the five-day festival. “Keeping with our traditions and our policy, we’ve got dozens of local performers. Every day there are local acts on stage,” said Kendall. “We think it is important to showcase all the local talent. I think we had 30 local acts on stage last year.” More information about the 2011 Peach Festival and schedules is available online at

Day-long concert in Gyro Park to support kids STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Starting at noon tomorrow, Penticton’s Gyro Park will be rocking as a daylong music festival takes over the park in support of a children’s charity. “The reason we are doing it all is for the South Okanagan Children’s Charity,” said DeAnna MacArthur, who is organizing the festival, Artemis Goudelis.

“We’ve got six bands playing on the main stage. And then on top of that, we’ve got belly dancers performing, there is gong to be a children’s entertainment section, with face painting, an art table, people performing there as well,” said MacArthur. “All the stuff in the park is free but we are going to keep passing the bucket around and asking that people give a donation.” This is the fourth

show of this type they have organized with a different charity in mind each time, like the Conservation Alliance or the women’s centre. “Our other shows have been coffee shop shows, but we decided for the summer we’d do something really big,” said MacArthur. “And we partnered up with the children’s charity. They have a few different programs where they pro-

vide money for medical needs for children and another program where they build parks in the community” “This time we wanted to do something for children. Probably what really inspired it is that Artemis has a baby. She feels really lucky to have a kid here, because it’s a great place with a lot of support,” said MacArthur, who admitted that picking a group to support

was a hard decision. “They’re all worthwhile. We just had to wade through and figure out which one,” she said, adding that the Children’s Charity seemed like it could use more support and advertising. “We want people to know that it exists. We also felt really great about what they are doing, it’s a charity that is really doing things that we can see,” said MacArthur. 9

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Concerts July 15 — Faking David performs in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa at 8 p.m. July 15 — Nikita Afonso will be back at the Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club starting at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tables are going quickly for this show. July 15 — The evolution of Hapa as one of the most imaginative and diverse Hawaiian groups continues with the addition of their newest member, singer-songwriter Ron Kuala’au, joint guitarist Barry Flanagan and Hawaiian poetic song composer Haku Mele, all bringing their collaboration to the Dream Café. July 16 — Since his beginnings as a teenaged coffee-

house prodigy in Southern California, Tim Williams has mined the roots music of North America as few others can, to mix old-time blues, Hawaiian music and Mexican music in his own compositions, which he is now bringing to the Dream Café. July 16 — The Vancouver funk-soul-rock band sensation known as Jackie Treehorn is hitting the road and coming to VooDoo’s Lounge. July 17 — Speed Control at VooDoo’s. July 18 — Jordan Norman, a throwback singer/songwriter with influences both modern and retro, has been writing and performing his own music, since the age of 14, now bringing his talent to Voodoo’s along with Rachel Thom and Shred Kelly. July 20 — Lucid 44 brings his soul, rock and heavy blues melodies to Voodoo’s along with Dirty Side Down and Cinged from Kelowna.

Events July 15 — The Sunshine Caberet marries warm summer evenings and an impressive array of music in Penticton’s Gyro Park. Friday evening Yoko and Calculated Risk grace the bandshell stage, starting at 7 p.m. July 16 — Twelve local artists have teamed up to offer the new Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour Route, opening their studios through October on a trail leading from Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake. Brochures available at visitors’ centre, wineries, hotels/motels, bookstores, local libraries and galleries or see the route online at July 16 — Enjoy an extraordinary evening with award-winning wines from eight of the Similkameen wineries and eight distinguished chefs who are vying for the title of Similkameen BBQ King 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the historic Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos. Entertainment by the Darylectones awesome silent auction items. Tickets at www. or call 250-488-0878.



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Guilty pleasure wins out in new flick


here are guilty pleasures and then there’s Horrible Bosses, a film as irresistibly funny as it is helplessly ruthless. Laughing at some of what transpires in this movie is so, so wrong, yet so, so unavoidable. Think Office Space, then turn up the nasty crank to red line and you’re beginning to understand the dark side — or, if you’re in the right mood, the appeal — of this comedy. It’s a strange animal, really. There are so many things about Horrible Bosses that just aren’t new (Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey and Jason Sudekis are all playing characters they’ve played in other movies), mingled with so many fresh turns (Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell absolutely rock by strutting into unfamiliar territory, the latter to such a point that he’s darn near unrecognizable) that the slam dance of stale and familiar goes juuuuust right with the sadistically screwball romp. We’ve seen this sort of thing so many times, but never quite as ambitious a presentation as this. The plot has three buddies, all being terrorized (as the title suggests) by horrible bosses. Bateman, a kiss-butt corporate man, is mentally abused with false

promises of a big promotion by a manipulative psycho played by Spacey (in full blown Swimming With Sharks mode). Sudekis, an amiable-yet-womanizing blue collar troop, is forced to comply with Farrell, playing, as the film itself so beautifully describes, a “dips*@# cokehead.” And scenestealing Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) is a dental assistant harassed by his sex-crazed maneater-of-a-tooth-puller, the shockingly foulmouthed Aniston. One night, after some griping and cocktails, the boys decide to hire a hitman (Jamie Foxx, playing a character with such a foul handle, I can’t even drop a hint on it).After dropping some big time coin on the assassin’s services, the trio discover that their hired gun won’t actually commit the murders, but he will offer advice on how to pull them off and how to avoid being tagged for the crimes. Cue absolute chaos … now. Predictable, yes. But Horrible Bosses is a wonderful surprise in that director Seth Gordon (The Office) doesn’t drench his picture in uncomfortable raunch (a la The Hangover Part II). Come to think of


it, Horrible Bosses isn’t really that raunchy, it’s just really, really mean. And you’ve gotta love

any movie in which the entire cast seems so happy just to be there. ‘Cause let’s face it, when was the last time Jennifer Aniston looked happy to be anywhere? Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Horrible Bosses a three and a half. The feature is currently playing at the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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Community Calendar FRIDAY July 15

Bob Brown Buick GMC Ltd. will be closed on Wednesday, July 20th in Celebration of Bob Brown’s life. EVERYONE IS WELCOME 2:00 PM ~ PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT Bring some new jokes and help us celebrate Bob’s life.

ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in fun darts/pool at 6:30 p.m., Anita’s karaoke at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with entertainment by Buzz Byer. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has improver line

dance a 9 a.m., scrabble at 10 a.m., intermediat/ advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. and table tennis at 7 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. with sing-a-long at 4 p.m. and a steak BBQ with entertainment by Total Gin at 5:30 p.m. LEARNING JEWISH CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and Breast Cancer Awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. (Fairview Plaza). For table rental and more

information please call 250-493-6604. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Entertainment by DJ Ivan Prefontaine from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop in darts at 4 p.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by Music by Hal. PENTICTON FARMER’S MARKET has a cherry festival on the 100 Block of Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a bike raffle courtesy of the Bike Barn, a cherry spitting contest for kids and a cherry pie baking contest for adults. Live entertainment for all ages.

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SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has beginner’s line dancing at 9 a.m. scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m. and intermediate to advanced line dancing and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m. CAREGIVERS AND FAMILY members of those with Alzheimer’s Disease will meet for support at 7 p.m. at 104-35 Westminster Ave. E. AL-ANON has a men’s only meeting for friends and family at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250-490-9272 for info. S ENIOR ’ S C OMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-7707848 for more info. S ENIORS W ELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. S OUTH O KANAGAN S ENIORS Wellness Society has Buddhist meditation from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on 696 Main St. at United Church. For info call 250-4877455.

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VIPASSANA and discussion group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles at 1197 Main St. has euchre starting at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome. TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Tina at 250-770-1613 or Susan at 250-496-5931 for more information. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has cardio dance at 9:15 a.m., luncheon from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and partner bridge at 12:45 p.m. SQUARE DANCE CLUB has mainstream, plus and round dancing from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. at the South Main Drop-in Centre. Call 250-4938274 for info. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus invites the public to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. Join any or every Tuesday evening. Experience not necessary, just a voice in tune from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victory Church on 352 Winnipeg St. Call 250492-3032 or 250-4940815. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Debbie’s Diner. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcohol- 13

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unfolds with a breathing exercise, introductory hatha yoga, musical meditation and a vegetarian dinner in the Elks Lodge upstairs from 6 to 8 p.m. By donation. Everyone welcome. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE band practises from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion hall on Martin Street. All are welcome. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. NIGHT MARKETS WILL be at the S.S. Sicamous every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. with a variety of vendors set up outside and around the ship. There will be jewellery, artwork and scarves, smoothies and fresh fruit. It’s Toonie Tuesdays with admission to the ship just $2

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SOUTH OKANAGAN! The Kettle Valley Railway train keeps on rolling through Summerland, and those wanting to see some stunning scenery can roll with it. On-board events and a colourful history make riding the train a fantastic activity, but beware of the Garnet Valley Gang that holds it up regularly. Twice daily runs Thursday through Monday, with a special Great Train Robbery on July 17. Call 1-877-494-8424 for more information. Take a walk through Peach City and watch history come alive! Join our tour guides for a walk down Penticton's memory lane at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Meeting place is Nanaimo Square (301 Main St) by the salmon statue. Cost is by donation. Township 7 Winery: Anniversary Party & Cinema Under The Stars An afternoon celebration on July 16 with live music and great local BC food and wine from noon to 4 p.m., followed by an evening (starting at 9 p.m.) with the classic romantic wine movie A Good Year while enjoying Okanagan wine in the Township 7 Winery. Admission is by donation to charity. Visit for more info. Enjoy an extraordinary evening on July 16 with award-winning wines from eight Similkameen wineries and eight distinguished chefs who are vying for the title of Similkameen BBQ King 2011 with entertainment by the Darylectones at the Keremeos Grist Mill. The night markets by the S.S. Sicamous are back! Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with local produce and an artisan market. The S.S. Sicamous is open on those days until 9 p.m. for visitors. Agur Lake Camp Society Fundraiser Golf Tournament takes place at the Summerland Golf & Country Club on July 16. Looking for donations and silent auction items. On July 16, check out the fifth annual Boston Pizza Jr. Triathlon for children 8 to 15 years old in which they swim, bike and run. The race begins at 7:00 a.m., but the bike lot opens at 6 a.m., and late check-in for those coming from out of town runs from 6 to 6:30 a.m. On July 17, the adults take to the road for the annual Peach Classic Triathlon. One of Penticton's more famous attractions is an enormous beached 1914 paddle wheeler called the S.S. Sicamous. Once an important transporter of goods on Okanagan Lake, the Sicamous now rests alongside the S.S. Naramata tugboat and S.S. Okanagan on the west end of Okanagan Lake beach, at Lakeshore and Riverside drives. Twelve local artists have teamed up to offer the new Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour Route, opening their studios through October on a trail leading from Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake. Brochures available at visitors’ centre, wineries, hotels/motels, bookstores, local libraries and galleries or see the route online at

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the Okanagan Hockey School practice at the community rink Wednesday. Smyl was in town to promote the Canucks Young Stars tournament later this year at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

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Support for the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars tournament was so good there was little debate among Canucks brass to bring it back to Penticton. Stan Smyl, senior advisor to Canucks GM Mike Gillis, said in speaking with the teams that participated last year, they enjoyed it and wanted to come back. Well, everyone except the Anaheim Ducks, who were unable to return because of a previous commitment. The Ducks noted they want to be part of it again. Teams saw passion from fans and liked how they were treated on and off the ice. A total of 20 players from last year’s tournament played in the NHL this season, including Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Cam Fowler, Mikael Backlund and Chris Tanev. Smyl spoke to local media on Wednesday to promote the tournament, which runs Sept. 11 to 15. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. The tournament sold well last year and it’s expected to be the same this year. Fans will have to take a little more out of their pockets, however. The price rose to $80 from the $66 last year for the eight-game package. On Aug. 2 the price jumps to $100. Replacing the Ducks in the tournament are the Winnipeg

Jets (formerly the Atlanta Thrashers) giving the tournament a more Canadian feel with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. The San Jose Sharks are the lone American-based team. Smyl said the Jets will be a good replacement. “We saw at the draft there was great support from their fans and you’re going to see it in this building also,” said Smyl, a former Canucks captain. “I’m sure you will see a lot of Jets fans come, probably come out from Winnipeg.” During the announcement last week, city councillor and tournament organizing chair Andrew Jakubeit said they are excited about a fourth Canadian team. “There is a lot of people who moved from the Prairies to the Okanagan so I think it will spark a lot of interest,” said Jakubeit. With the tournament returning for a second year, Smyl said the goal is to make this an annual event. He added that a building is needed for it, which he said they obviously have. “Have to have support from city council, must have the volunteers and support from the fans,” he added. “I don’t think that will change.” With regards to tickets, single game tickets will be made available mid-August at the SOEC box office, Wine Country Visitor Centre or online at

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The gun that sounds off the 29th annual Investors Group Peach Classic Triathlon will be going to work earlier. Normally starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, this year’s triathlon will begin at 6:45 a.m. near the Peach. Co-race director Dave Bullock said there are 332 participants registered with online registrations ending July 13. “I’m pretty pleased and actually surprised,” said Bullock. “Early in the year, other races such as Granfondo, I thought would impact it. I’m pleasantly pleased.”

There are some changes to the event. The Olympic distance and sprint distance will both start at the same time and the swim is shorter, now one loop for the sprint and two loops for the Olympic athletes. On the run course, after running down Lakeshore Drive and on to Riverside Drive, athletes will turn and return to Burnaby Avenue and then along to Westminster Avenue. Bullock said this change will make it safer for athletes. Ipods are also not allowed on the course. Bullock expects the event to end at 10:45 a.m. and feels that local Jeff Symonds is favoured to win. Others participating are

Kevin Cutjar, Geoff Waterman and Dave Matheson. Karen Tullock, who won last year, is also participating. Last year’s winner was Jan Francke, who crossed the finish line in 2:01.08 after sleeping in his car for five hours following his shift at the Home Depot in Squamish. There will be 44 local participants. Starting the weekend will be the Boston Pizza Junior triathlon Saturday at 7 a.m. with 140-plus participants, the most in recent years. Bullock said there are 45 elite racers participating and athletes as young as seven years old. The elite females athletes begin at 10 a.m., while males are at 11:15 a.m.

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Penticton’s Men’s Fastpitch season got off to a shaky start but ended on a high. Stability was a problem and the league lost the Argo Rebels after one game due to player commitments. The league took a five-day hiatus as league president Dennis Thomsen reworked the schedule. Players from the Rebels who wanted to play were put on other teams. Week two wasn’t any better. A pitcher for Berry & Smith Blaze had a heart attack on the mound. The league took another break before it was able to get rolling. From that point stellar performances were being put on. Matt Fraser of the Interior Roofing Bulldogs won the homerun race with six after a battle with Ryan Volk of the Okanagan Underdogs and Carter Rigby of the Blaze. For those in attendance for a mid-season game between Fibreglass Specialties and perennial contenders GFX, Greg Miller threw a no-hitter for Fibreglass Specialties. On another night, Rich Haldane took the mound against the Bulldogs and recorded 18 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout. The league became competitive with the spread of talent including the emergence of the Okanagan Underdog team with the addition of a new pitcher and a couple of strong bats in the lineup. Although they were not happy with their record at the end of the season, they know they are close to getting into the playoff mix. The regular season finished with the Blaze taking the top spot with Fibreglass Specialties second, the Bulldogs in third followed by GFX. The semifinals would see the Bulldogs dispatch the Fibreglass Specialties in two games. After dropping game one to Berry & Smith, GFX came charging back with two blowout wins to earn their spot in the finals. GFX and the Bulldogs had played each other four times during the regular season with three of those games decided by one run. The finals would start out the same as the Bulldogs took game one in extra innings, followed by a win by GFX in game 2 in extra innings. To change things up, the Bulldogs came out hard in game three and invoked the “mercy rule” after five innings in a 9-2 win. Not to be out done, GFX let the Bulldogs have it in game four with a 8-1 beating. The stage was set for game five. The Bulldogs got the first run but was quickly answered by GFX. The two teams would continue to trade runs until the Bulldogs brokeout to a 7-4 lead in the fourth inning and would hold on for their first championship. Check this story online at www.pentictonwesternnews. com for the league and playoff award winners.


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Sports Following two rounds in the B.C. Amateur golf championship in Kamloops, Richard Jung of Toronto leads shooting a 136 as of Thursday. Penticton’s Cory Hilditch was tied for 47th after shooting a 146, giving him a plus-two. Penticton’s Bronsen Teigen missed the cut after shooting a plus-six, while Ayrton Mantha of Penticton also missed the cut shooting a plus-12. Brian Petreny was 15 over par, Kyle McMurphy, 17 over par.

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Business City vying for wine bloggers Last Chance Blowout! Western News Staff

More than 300 wine bloggers from across North America could descend upon Penticton and the Okanagan next summer, showing off the region to thousands of wine lovers via blogs, Tweets, Facebook updates and more. Penticton has made the shortlist to host the 2012 North American Wine Bloggers Conference next summer. Previous conferences have been held in California and Washington, with the 2011 event taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia later this month. “Last year the conference was held in Walla Walla, Washington, and we know it had a tremendous impact on the

local economy, with more than 1,000 room nights booked in just one weekend, not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars in free publicity,” said Jessie Campbell, Tourism Marketing Manager at Penticton & Wine Country Tourism, the organization leading the bid for 2012. “Penticton and the Okanagan Valley would be the first Canadian location,” continues Campbell. “This is a tremendous opportunity to position B.C. wine country as one of the top food and wine destinations in North America.” Prepared by local social media marketing firm, All She Wrote Consulting, a formal bid was submitted to Zephyr Adventures, the organizers of the Wine Bloggers Conference, last month. Conference attendees,

both past and present, are now being asked to vote on their preferred location for 2012. “This is a critical time in the bid process,” said Allison Markin of All She Wrote. “We are competing with Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Santa Barbara, California, and need to power up the Internet to show the wine bloggers that we are eager to have them come to the Okanagan.” A number of wine associations from across the Okanagan, as well as brewers and other potential sponsors and host locations have already agreed to participate should the bid be successful, including the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre and Casino, the BC Wine Institute, Okanagan Wine Festivals

Society, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Valley First Credit Union. To show your support for the Okanagan’s bid, you can post on the bid’s Facebook page at wbcokanagan, or follow the bid’s Twitter account “wbcokanagan.” Not using those tools? Simply visit the Wine Bloggers Conference website and post a comment about Penticton, local wines, and the warm welcome the Okanagan would provide for conference attendees. The website can be found at america. The 2012 location will be announced on the final day of the 2011 conference in Virginia, taking place July 21-24.




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Robert Douglas (Bob) Peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Toni; son, Derek; daughter, Kimberley (Brad) Wish; grandchildren, Kyden and Avery; sister, Dianne (Daryl) Morgan of West Vancouver; and brother, Fred of North Vancouver. Bob loved and enjoyed life, and no one could tell (or retell) a joke quite like Bob. Bring a new joke and join the family for a celebration of his life on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2 pm at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. In lieu of flowers, donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112


Earl Leland It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and dear friend on July 1, 2011 at the age of 72. Earl was born on September 1, 1938 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, the fourth of six children. He is survived by his wife, Lynne, the love of his life and soul mate for 50 years, and their two children, Shannon (Alfred) and Scott (Paula). Left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Sydney, Jessica, Kate and Samantha Overland and his s t e p grandchildren, Shelby and Grayson McGraw and Hayden Schick; his siblings, Leona and Jim and numerous nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents, James (1987) and Edith (2003); his brother, Norman (1961) and sisters, Delores (2008) and Esther (2009). Earl graduated from the University of Manitoba earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Education and he taught school in Winnipeg, Flin Flon and Penticton for over 30 years. He was also the active President of the family business— Quastuco Silviculture Ltd. Earl met each day with a smile and a challenge. He touched the hearts of many individuals in his travels. His priority in life was his family, often remembered as saying, “there is nothing more important than family�. He was a mountain man at heart: one that enjoyed everything that life could throw his way. We would like to thank the team of wonderful doctors who participated in Earl’s care over the years. A special thanks to Dr. Thomas Ashton, and the pacemaker clinic team both in Penticton and at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, as well as the Renal Clinic under the direction of Dr. Forzley. A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Okanagan Similkameen Hospital Foundation for heart research. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


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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.


ROOMS TO GO now hiring full-time sales person. Experience in furniture sales would be an asset. Drop off resume 2498 Skaha Lake Road.

Traffic Control (flagger)

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.

EARN EXTRA INCOME. Learn to operate a Mini Office Outlet from your home. Free online training, flexible hours, great income. No selling required. WANTED Business - established with solid cash flow. Qualified and experienced; previous business owner. Send contact details to:

Career Service / Job Search CARETAKER, EAGLE Pointe Lodge, BC live-in during offseason, general maintenance, basic plumbing and electrical, Ref req’d. Send resume to or call 250-627-1840

Education/Trade Schools

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

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

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


Top Wages/Benefits, non-union Company.

Heavy Equipment Operator Driver Training • Mountain & City

E-mail resumes attn: Matt to: Or fax to: 780-960-3543

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:

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Earn your apprenticeship number as a

Financial Aid Available (OAC)

Taylor Pro Training Ltd. Call toll free 1-877-860-7627 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853

$2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. Students welcome We provide full training. A MEANINGFUL CAREER Get paid for helping families solve financial problems. High earnings potential. Set your own hours. Call or text Bev Sheldon, (250)308-9531 for more info.


ROAD CLOSURE Investors Group Peach Classic Triathlon

Sunday July 17, 2011 5:00am to 11:30am

RUN COURSE: From Rotary Park along Lakeshore and Riverside Drives, turn at Highway return along Riverside to Burnaby Avenue, along Burnaby Avenue to Westminster Avenue, then turn left on Power Street, left on Dynes Avenue, right on Riverside, right on Churchill Avenue to Alberni Street, turn and return to Riverside and Lakeshore Drive to finish at Rotary Park.

Accelerated skill training - the practical alternative to a 4 year degree.




Work with adults/youth in community agencies and private practice.

Congratulations Chelsea Stowers Graduate 2008


BIKE COURSE: Leaving Rotary Park along Lakeshore and Riverside Drives to the Highway, return, turn on Front Street, thru Round-about and up Vancouver Hill to Middle Bench Road, turn right to Uplands School and return, continue along Naramata Road and Chute Lake Road to Painted Rock and Back. Sprint distance will turn at 1725 Naramata Road.


Help Wanted

STUDENTS ages 11 + up. Summer work. Up to $30per /day Call 1-250-718-3223

2 day training classes WL Jul 20/21 PG Jul 23/24 Ques Jul 26/27 CHWK Jul 30/31 KMLPS Aug 3/4 KELOWNA Aug 6/7. New $224.00 Renew $112.00 incl taxes, photo & manual go online or call 1-866-737-2389

CALL TODAY TO REGISTER On-Campus or Online • Call (250)717-0412




Help Wanted

PAYROLL SUPERVISOR Highland Valley Copper is Canada’s largest base metal copper-moly mine and is owned and operated by Teck Resources. The Highland Valley Copper mine requires a Payroll Supervisor at its mining and milling operation located 300 km northeast of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Reporting to the Controller, the candidate will supervise the pay process for 1,000 unionized and 200 staff employees and provides the “office manager” services to the Administration office. The Payroll Supervisor is responsible for updating and improving payroll systems, while ensuring compatibility with Company regulations, controls, procedures and the collective agreement to ensure accuracy and to meet the scrutiny of internal, external and government auditors. The candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) plus must have achieved Certified Payroll Manager status through the Canadian Payroll Association. This position provides competitive wages and a full range of benefits including relocation assistance. The Highland Valley is a very attractive location, adjacent to the major urban centers of Kamloops and Vancouver and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and golf. Qualified candidates are requested to submit a resume, cover letter, and certification, no later than July 29th, 2011, electronically to the attention of: Lexi Sherman Employee Relations Coordinator Highland Valley Copper P.O. Box 1500 Logan Lake, BC, Canada, V0K 1W0 E-mail: (in MS Word Format) We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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:




Please send resume with cover leter to: Deadline for Resumes is July 23rd


is now accepting resumes for Full-time EEC, Electrical and A/C Technician Apply in person or email resume to: 198 Parkway Place 250-492-3800 • 1-800-891-4450

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:

The Canadian Mental Health Association – South Okanagan Similkameen Branch has an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper position available: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT \ BOOKKEEPER Permanent part-time position 24 hours /week. Reporting to Executive Director, responsibilities include general office duties, bookkeeping, payroll and benefits administration, government and donor reports, and agendas and minutes for board and committees of the Canadian Mental Health Association, S.O.S. Branch, Penticton, B.C. Minimum two to five years experience in bookkeeping using QuickBooks. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products particularly Excel. Self-starter with the ability to multi task to support staff, members, board and volunteers. Please submit resume to: or fax: 250-493-5541 by 4pm Wednesday, July 27 2011

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: Deadline for entries is Monday, July 18, 2011

Penticton Western News Friday, July 15, 2011






Help Wanted


Trades, Technical



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

Oliver Doctor’s office seeking full-time MOA to start immediately, experience with computer entry and Med. Access preferred, please send resume to: Box 820, Oliver, BC, V0H 1T0, for more info, 250-498-3414

Painting & Decorating


Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services SERVERS, hostess, dishwasher & manager wanted, drop resumes Penticton Buffet 2987 Skaha Lake Rd, no calls

OfÀce Support Admin Assistant Trainees Needed! Professionally trained Administrators needed! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-512-7116

Trades, Technical 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.

COUNTRY RV Penticton is seeking a Certified RV Technician who is highly motivated. Attractive compensation and benefits offered to the successful candidate. Resumes will be accepted in person at 249 Westminster Ave W, by Fax: 250-492-6110 or email: No Phone calls please. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. COUNTRY RV Penticton is seeking a Certified RV Technician who is highly motivated and organized to fill Service Manager position. Computer skills are an asset. Attractive compensation and benefits offered to the successful candidate. Resumes will be accepted in person at 249 Westminster Ave W, by Fax: 250-492-6110 or email: No Phone calls please. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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

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

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

Garden & Lawn Locally Grown Hedging



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

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

All yard work including fencing, decks, and retaining walls, (250)488-4139

Financial Services

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

Reduce Debt by up to

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


• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

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

778-476-5946 250-860-1653

All 4 PillarsTM ofÀces are independently owned and operated.

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

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

Retired gentleman, has time, tools and experience to make your property look “park like,” also have pick-up truck to remove trash, phone Harry (250)493-8939


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


250-499-0024 306-227-1558 Cell

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

Home Improvements

Home Improvements


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

GET READY FOR SUMMERNow serving all the South Okanagan,


Excavating & Drainage

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

Excavating & Drainage



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

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

Home Improvements ABOUT to Renovate? need plans, ideas and reno specialist? call Mike 250-488-2987, (250)494-7784 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

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

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,

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 Bichon Pups (3months old), Micro chipped, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923, 250-804-9924 CHAMPION PUREBRED PITBULLS . Comes with papers and shots. 8 weeks on July 17. $2000-$3000 obo. Call Courtney 250-869-7837 PUG pups, 3 females. All shots. $600 each. 250-503-2354 WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC


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

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

Equestrian The ultimate pet, the incredible miniature horse. Safe & responsive with your children. Loving pets, and great show prospects. Super pricing. Armstrong 250-5469323 or 250-308-2746.



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

Call Stewart 250-486-4877

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

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 Grass/alfalfa mix and Grass Hay, 50 lb+ bales, barn stored. (250)545-1817 *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.

Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

Moving & Storage

Pets & Livestock

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

Feed & Hay Landscaping


2250 Camrose St., Penticton

250-492-0444 Merchandise for Sale

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.

Farm Equipment JD 4230 100hp tractor, $18,500. JD 2130 w/loader, $17,000. JD 5400 4WD w/loader, $18,500. MF 135 w/loader, $7,500. JD 6400 FWD w/loader, $36,000. JD 435 4X6 baler, $9,500. NH 1037 bale wagon, $11,500. NH S 1048 bale wagon, $18,500. NH 1032 bale wagon, $6,500. JD 348 baler, $13,000. Bauer reel w/2” hose, $4,500. Ed De Boer 250-838-7362.

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

Free Items 2-8 week old kittens to good homes. Call 250-486-0440. Box 2L plastic containers w/lids, good for freezing, 2 lg boxes of plastic clam shell, 250-492-0155 Kittens, free free free!!! call Mike, (250)490-7767

Okanagan Guitars requires vocalists/ musicians for recording and artist development

Fruit & Vegetables BLACK CURRANT BERRIES, picking starts Sun July 17, Organic Gardens 6721 Buchanan Rd. 250-542-1032 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


Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale



Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner


Apt/Condo for Rent

OK FALLS 4633 PEACH McLean Creek Rd. Sat, July 16, 8am-noon. Lots of stuff!

AC floor model, 12,000btu and sliding door adaptors, as new, $250, Lenticular projection screen, $40, (250)492-7888 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 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 Ford Model 2000, $2300, Ford 9N, $1800, 2 Craftsman lawnmowers, gas and diesel tanks, 2 skidoo’s view at, 250-492-3330 HONDA GENERATOR, EU1000i - suitcase model, $600. 250-485-2745 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Qu. poster bed, headboard w/shelves & glass doors, must see, $200, like new TriStar vac. cleaner, lightweight, paid $3600, asking $1500, (250)493-0625

10 acres, large 3bdrm w/full basement, all useable land, hobby farm etc., 4855-Miller Rd,Spallumcheen. $484,000. May finance 250-546-8630.

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

Penticton, overlooking McLaren park, long term rental, newer exec. condo 1100 sq. ft. on 2 levels. 2bdrm, 1.5bath, 6 appl., central air/heat, water included, Covered prkg, ns np $1200+util. Ref. avail. immed., 250-496-5465 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.

SAT July 16, 8-12, Avon, jewelry, books + miscellaneous. 163 Rogers Cr

We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: • Antique butterfly Dining room table sets (2) • Single hide-a-bed • Sofas, Love seats • Cherry china cabinet and Dinette set • Double love seat recliner • Tables and chairs, Teak bookcases • Maple china cabinet • Oak, Pine bedroom sets • End/Side tables • Dressers, Hi-boys • Recliners

Sat., July 16, 8am-1pm, 1700 Atkinson St., (corner of Atkinson & Industrial) Saturday, July 16th, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 5618 Fir Avenue (Trout Creek); tools, table saw, yard trailer, furniture, electronics, lots of good stuff! TOYS FOR BOYS 3-5 yrs, kids to kids sale 255 Hasting, Sat. July 16, 8am-noon. Yard & Bake Sale, cherries, raspberries & red currants, chest-of-drawers, coffee tables, china cabinet, book case, rowing machine, vacuum, juicer, kitchen stuff, umbrella table, potted plants (begonias), fresh baking (pies), canning, herbal teas & more, July 16 & 17, 8am-4pm, Edna Ave.

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

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

Garage Sales Bent and Beaten Metal Craft closing out sale, tools, custom art, Saturday, July 16, 8am2pm, 1296 Carmi Ave. COMPLEX SALE - 298 MAPLE STREET, Sat, July 16, starts 8am-1pm. No parking in complex, street only. FAMILY YARD SALE: 328332 Abbott Street, Penticton. Sat July 16, 9am-1pm, Infant & children’s clothing, toys, misc.household items, etc.

Heavy Duty Machinery Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Medical Supplies

INDOOR YARD SALE Saturdays 7am-2pm, rain or shine 2203 Dartmouth Drive, proceeds to benefit CritterAid, to donate call 493-9752

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

Moving & Garage Sale, July 15 & 16. 321 Yorkton Ave #153, all day

Invacare electric, multi-position bed, hygienic mattress, Like new, $499, 250-460-3004

Moving Sale, furniture household, toys, sports, Sun, July 17, 102 Millar Pl (uplands) 9-1 multi-family garage sale, Fri & Sat., 7-2 books, magazines, dishes, clothes, and much more! 4000 Finnerty Rd.

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT • 250-493-7626

ONE BEDROOM Utilities Included

TWO BEDROOM Utilities Included

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Avail. Now - Alysen Pl: 7th floor July 1 - Lakeshore Towers: 1 bdrm, facing north, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/den, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, 6th floor, w/d, d/w, cent. air/heat, m/w. sec. pkg, exec. condo, incl. ammenities, pkg & storage. .................. $117500 +elect storage. ....................$115000 +elec. Property Management

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


Friday, July 15, 2011 Penticton Western News

2 bdrm apt, f,s, elevator, covered parking, near OK beach, rec centre and college. Avail. Now (A333)

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

HOUSES: $1000 Naramata, 2 bdrm, 1 bath log home, w/some reno’s, f,s, w.d, large deck, No pets, lease req’d. Avail. Sept 1 (H723) $1250 Lakeview home, 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, f,s, laundry hookup, carport, 1 yr lease req’d, close to Naramata. Avail. Now (H516) $1350 3 bdrm house in Skaha Estates, 2 bath, single garage, finished bsmt, fenced yard, large deck. Avail. Now (H 722) 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.

Musical Instruments 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

Sporting Goods Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

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

Real Estate

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 1904 HERITAGE HOUSE large 3bdrm,2bath, large lot, remodelled to old style, 250539Ave, Vernon. May finance. $349,900.250-546-8630. 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 2280sq.ft bright home on lg 70x115 ft lot. 3bdrms, 2 up, 1 down, on bus route and less than 5 min walk to Penticton Plaza, schools and hospital. Gas fp, 5 Maytag appliances, daylight bsmt, high efficiency furnace, a/c, lg carport, RV prkg, fenced back yard & back alley access, storage shed, potential in-law suite, fresh paint int and ext. reduced $329,000, call 250-809-9014 to view 101 Duncan Ave E 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $214,900. 250-547-9659 3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

5BDRM home on 5.8 acres in desirable West Bench, reduced $549,000, info or 250492-3330, 250490-5551

Acreage for Sale 13.9 Treed Acres near Edgewood, Arrow, and Whatshan Lakes. $89,500. 250-442-3035

Apt/Condos for Sale 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:

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



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Open Houses Open House 204-211 NORTON ST 9AM-12NOON, 1 bdrm & den condo, all applis, large kitchen, enclosed balcony, recent upgrades. SAT.JULY 16, 10am-noon. 305-2275 ATKINSON ST. NEW LISTING. Cherry Lane Towers, Hyde Park Bldg. Immaculately kept 2 bdrm, 2 bath corner unit, 1240 sq.ft, new paint, carpet & hot water tank. Unit has a/c, gas f/p, 2 balconies, all appliances & secure u/g parking. Rec room & BBQ patio located in this building. Asking $329,900. Call 250-486-2798.

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

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1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 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. bach room, downtown, mature person, util. included, $450, 250-496-5989 LARGE 1 bdrm downtown Orchard & Martin, utils incld. $750/mo, refs. Dennis 250493-4372 LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 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


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

Duplex / 4 Plex 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 250492-3856 or 250-493-9357 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

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, Wanted Modular Home Pad for newer home. Quiet mid 50’s couple. No pets & kids. Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton areas. (250)351-0950

Homes for Rent 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. 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 FURNISHED 2 Bdrm Cottage on north end of Skaha Lake. Sept. 2011-May 2012 NS/NP $895 + utilities. 250-493-0585

Kelowna, 779 Cadder Ave, 2bdrm basement suite, storage, shared laundry, extra lrg dbl garage w/back lane access, $1150/mo., to view call VJ (250)490-1530 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 + 2 parking 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.

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

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

Suites, Lower 1BDRM basement, daylight, near Wiltse school, n/s, n/p, util incl, $650/mo,Avail Aug. 01, 250-492-7312 1bdrm daylight basement suite, Wiltse area, avail. Aug. 1, np, ns, $700/mo., (incl. util.), (250)493-5630 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

Suites, Upper 1 bdrm suite in downtown Princeton. Level access $525/mo incl power & heat. Need exc.ref. D.D. N/pets. Avail now. Ph.1-604-4842783, leave message

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


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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.

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 1999 Ford Taurus, loaded, new summers, all records kept, 215,000 lady driven km’s, $2000, (250)497-8151 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.

Cars - Sports & Imports 1993 Hyundai Sonata, 4 dr auto, 4 cyl, loaded, 148k’s, exc, cond. $750. 250-488-6785 1994 HONDA Civic, 30,000 Kilos. on new motor, very well maintained, receipts provided. 8 new tires, air-conditioning, no rust, asking $5,000. Call 250-498-3944, cell 250-4625792. 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


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2007 Toyota Yaris, 2dr hatch back, 5spd, $6,475. 2004 Toyota Matrix, auto, A/C, $7,475. 2000 Mercedes ML320, SUV, auto, loaded, 112KM, $6,975. Gov’t inspected rebuild vehicles, Lego Auto Sales, Vernon. (250)260-4415

Motorcycles 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 2006 Yamaha Scooter BWS 49ccm, exc. cond., reg. serviced, 9400km, trunkbox & helmet incl., $1290, Phone (250)492-5019 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


1998 Okanagan Camper, 8”6, full bath, solar panel, stereo, queen size bed, heated tanks, mirrored windows. Dynamite price $8000. 250-488-7705

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Recreational/Sale 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. 1989 Vangard. A class 28’ Motor home. Excellent cond. duel fuel, GM 454 engine, 144,000kms, awning, roof air, good tire 3Kw.generator $16,500. 250-492-0347 1990 30’ Jayco 5th wh, upper bdrm slide out living room, perfect guest suite or home away, $5000. 250-545-9875


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




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1985 CJ-7 Black, 3” lift, soft & Bikini top, all original, $10,000. (250)545-9875 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

2009 Toyota Tacoma, TRD Sport, crew cab, 6spd, loaded, black, $23,975 Government Inspected Rebuilt Vehicles. Lego Auto Sales, Vernon (250)260-4415

Allow Skyler to give you an experience you won’t soon forget, 24/7, out/in, 250-8093733, Penticton ASIA’S BACK. Hawaiian babe. 5’2, 100 pnds. 32 D, 22,32. Call 250-859-9584

Be a part of your community paper. Comment online. 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

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Trucks & Vans 1976 GMC High Sierra 3/4 ton, 4wd, $300, 778-476-0111, 250-487-0373 1988 Dodge Van 318. Good runner. $600. Call 250-4862254 1988 GMC 3/4ton van, 350 motor on propane. Runs very good, needs paint job & battery. $1500. Call 250-4977853 after 5pm. 1999 Dodge Dually, diesel 2WD, over $17,000 in repairs last year. 175k kms, $13,000.Call 250-488-7705 2006 Chev 2500HD, crew cab 4x4, loaded 6liter gas, 105KM. $14,400 obo. 250-307-0002 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

31’ motorhome, Cummings Diesel, auto transmission, fully loaded, will do trades. 250308-0977 or 250-545-4653. NASH 24’, 1997 very clean, family unit, st/jacks & hitch, Red $7500obo 250-545-0402

Scrap Car Removal 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

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