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MAKING A SPLASH — Greg Garward, a certiﬁed Water Ski Canada coach and instructor at Pier Water Sports, pulls a plume of spray with the SS Sicamous in the background during a slalom training session this week on Okanagan Lake. Both Okanagan and Skaha lakes have been particularly busy during the recent spell of hot weather. Mark Brett/Western News
Promoter silences Sound of Summer KRISTI PATTON
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It is the sound of disappointment for many music fans as a two-day festival scheduled to take place this weekend has been cancelled. Sound of Summer music festival director Landon Hamilton said he was extremely determined to overcome every hurdle that came his way, but couldn’t leap over the restraints put on the event to relocate to private land owned by a Penticton Indian Band member. In July, Penticton council denied the permit to hold the festival in Okanagan Lake Park after hearing concerns from RCMP Insp. Brad Haugli that the event’s organizers had not addressed safety issues in a satisfactory and timely manner. Within the week festival organizers, Get Loud Entertainment, struck a deal to hold the event next to Skaha Meadows Golf Course on Old Airport Road, despite disapproval from the PIB council. Hamilton said there was not enough time to move the event which headlined Flo Rida
and Lupe Fiasco. “We strongly appreciate and thank them for stepping up to the plate and supporting our event. However ideal the new location is, there simply isn’t enough time to prepare the festival grounds for execution,” said Hamilton in a press release. Hamilton and Get Loud Entertainment, who did not respond to requests for an interview, expressed frustration in a press release Tuesday stating the city originally approved the event then withdrew the approval forcing the show to relocate to a new venue. During last week’s Peach Festival, Okanagan Lake Park hosted Canadian rock band Trooper which entertained an estimated 7,500 people. Sound of Summer’s estimated 5,000 to 6,500 people would be in attendance at their music event in the same park. Haugli explained Peachfest has been around for years with well experienced people planning it. “Trooper is a great band, a good familyorientated band that everyone can enjoy. I wouldn’t say that about all the acts that planned
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to come for Sound of Summer. They are more of a licensed bar crowd with rave-type disc jockeys coming and some of the music has profanities in it. For an outdoor event and some of the type of people it would draw, for example gang-related individuals coming to enjoy this event, caused me concern,” said Haugli. Police had arranged to augment their detachment with six gang task force officers from the Lower Mainland and seven general duty officers to be visible in the community of the Penticton Indian Band and post-event around licensed establishments in Penticton. Haugli said the devil was in the details concerning the promoters application with the city, and the details were vague. In a letter Haugli submitted to both the City of Penticton and Penticton Indian Band he noted there were no attempts by the promoters to contact neighbours to Okanagan Lake Park and he received written non-support from the Lakeside Resort management who identified several concerns. Haugli said the event was disclosed months ago but the promoter did
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not initiate direct contact or respond to requests from his office for discussion and development of the safety management plan. According to Haugli, representatives hired by the promoter from Penticton Security told the inspector they didn’t believe Okanagan Lake Park is a suitable venue. Another issue RCMP had was that the music lineup was only revealed to them on July 2 and it was determined that the music genres were not suitable for all ages. At least one local business has expressed disappointment about the event’s cancellation. “We are all really disappointed because of the way the economy is doing and businesses are suffering. This event drew hope to everybody that we would have some business,” said Courtesy Taxi owner Happy Kahlon. “We are frustrated and disappointed with this council’s decision. There is always a slow time between Ironman and Peachfest and we were happy that Sound of Summer would bring some business because there is no events happening this week.”
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Committee aims to land Alberta service MARK BRETT
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A revamped city committee to put Penticton Regional Airport on the map for more travellers is up and running. The 12-member group chaired by Judy Poole has put together a comprehensive survey and they hope to deliver the results to Air Canada executives as soon as next month. “It’s just all about numbers to them (Air Canada) and we’re going to try and give them some sense of what we’re doing here and why we need these flights,” said Poole, who also chaired the previous committee. “Our thing is first and foremost to get people coming in and out of the airport; get some flights that we need to Calgary and Edmonton.” The main objective of the survey is to find out who is flying out of Penticton and who is flying out of Kelowna and why. “What we want to say to Air Canada is there’s a whole bunch of people using the airport in Kelowna and they’re not flying with you, and if we can bring them back here they will fly with you,” said the committee chair. “I think what they care about is making money, and if we can show them that what we’re asking them to
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do will be profitable, I think we may get somewhere with it. “When we talked to Air Canada before it’s been from the Penticton perspective, but there’s a heck of a lot growth in the rest of the South
Okanagan.” In particular she pointed to residential and other developments in Oliver and Osoyoos which bring in many people from Alberta on a regular basis.
Poole also believes by narrowing the committee’s focus it will be much more effective in accomplishing its objectives. “We have really only two goals and that is to increase utilization of
the airport — so market it to travellers — and increase flights in and out of the airport with the specific goal of trying to get flights to the east, either Calgary or Edmonton or both, that’s it,” she said. “This is not a committee that’s just going to sit around and talk about what they’re going to do; we’re going to do it.” The current survey targets the business and industrial sectors of the communities but not the travelling public at this stage. Air Canada at one time did offer service from Penticton to Alberta but suspended it due to low passenger volume in 2004. Since then two other carriers, QuikAir and more recently Pacific Coastal, tried unsuccessfully to make a go of the route. According to Poole, due to the current economic climate the committee feels it will have a much better chance of convincing Air Canada to resume flights east than attracting a new company. “The first step is to talk to the guys that are already here, that’s certainly the simplest approach to give them first kick at the cat,” she said. “Given the world economies and the credit crunch, it would be difficult (to find another airline) but we will do whatever has to be done.” The committee is scheduled to meet again Monday.
High-risk offender’s release prompts police advisory KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff
A high-risk sex offender has moved to Okanagan Falls, prompting RCMP to issue a safety notification for sex-trade workers. Michael Samoleski was released from custody on Aug. 5 after completing a six-year sentence for sexual assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and uttering threats on a sex-trade worker in Saskatchewan. The offence Samoleski was found guilty of occurred in 2006. He must abide by several conditions including to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report all sexual relationships and friendships with women to probation, not to possess, own or carry any weapon, not to possess any knives except for the immediate preparation and consumption of food, not to consume or possess any con-
trolled substance, not to be outside his residence between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. except for employment purposes, not to be in contact with any sextrade workers or negotiate for sexual services, not to engage in sexual services for money or Samoleski other consideration and not to frequent areas where sex-trade workers are known to work. “We have put posters up around Orchard Avenue, Martin Street, the soup kitchen and that area around there. To protect those people that may be in that industry and to make sure they are aware of him so if any conditions are being breached they know to report to us,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur.
RCMP put out a narrow cast notification after corrections personnel dealing with Samoleski applied for it through the court. Doing so put a number of different conditions on Samoleski so he can be monitored. “In this case there is an individual who has served six years, his full term, for the incident in 2006 against a sex trade worker. While he was incarcerated and after he is released corrections and behavioural sciences believed, and as such took appropriate action, that he is of high risk to reoffend violently and at medium risk to reoffend sexually,” said Insp. Brad Haugli. “How they get to that risk level is unknown to me, but what they did then was seek a court order because they fear for a future offence to take place.” Haugli said RCMP could only give out posters to those believed to be involved in the sex trade industry, put them up in the area
where they know of those in the sex trade to be working and to hand them to victim services who may have contact with those in the sex trade industry. What those people do with the posters, for example post them up in other communities or areas, has nothing to do with the RCMP. Samoleski is described as a 42-year-old Caucasian male, six-feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and bald head. RCMP also noted he has numerous tattoos including a panther on his chest, flames on his head, a barbarian and grim reaper on his calves, girl on his left and right thigh, and an eagle, skull and heart with ribbons on his arms. Should members of the public note any suspicious behaviour, including but not limited to a breach of these conditions, involving Samoleski they are asked to contact RCMP at 250-492-4300 or your local police services.
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There are jokes that could be made about Feast of Fields being a growing concern but, in fact, it is growing in many ways. The first Okanagan Feast of Fields happened in 2009, with 20 chefs and wineries participating in preparing food for 400 guests. That’s a large operation in itself, but for the 2011 version, organizers have 29 chefs lined up, each paired with a local winery or brewery. This year’s event, which happens on Aug. 21, will be held on the grounds of a Naramata winery: Van Westen Vineyards and Orchards, a family-owned operation with a 50-year history. The Van Westen family has been farming for four generations, according to organizers, and the host farm has a stunning view across Okanagan Lake. Guests will sample the region’s creations amongst the vineyards and under the shade of the 20-year-old Lapin cherry trees. “We want to move it around each year,” said event co-ordinator Rhys Pender, adding that there were many factors going into selecting an appropriate location. “We had to think about fencing and access, lots of logistics.” All that planning is because they are expecting 500 guests this year. However, perhaps expecting isn’t the best word; 450 of the 500 tickets are already sold, with a week to go before the actual event. It’s an event that draws from a wide spectrum, according to Pender. While many of the guests are from the South Okanagan, it
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also draws many tourists, both those that were already planning to be in town and those who come specifically for the event. “It is like a wandering 29-course tasting menu featuring everything that is great about the Okanagan and Similkameen regions,” said Pender. “It’s pretty hard to get access to that kind of cooking all in one place.” While the big draw is the food and beverages, the purpose of the event is to raise money for FarmFolkCityFolk, an organization that promotes better interaction between consumers and the people that grow and produce the food they eat. Feast of Fields highlights the strong connections between farmer
and chef, and highlights producers of Okanagan wine, beer and artisanal food products. “It goes for a good cause,” said Pender, “The purpose is to get people to realize where their food comes from. Most of the participating chefs will work with a local farmer and showcase their product in the food they are preparing.” FarmFolkCityFolk uses proceeds to fund their food security work throughout the province as well as Okanagan-based projects. This year, proceeds from Okanagan Feast are being used to bring a BC Seeds seed saving workshop to the Okanagan region. More information, along with tickets sales, is available online at www.feastoffields.com.
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BUSINESS IN THE CITY PENTICTONITES TRYING HARDER TO SAVE WATER!
FACT OF LIFE: IDLING GETS YOU NOWHERE… The City of Penticton is focussing on climate action by incorporating idling education in the way we do business. According to NRCan’s eco-energy pamphlet; • idling causes premature engine wear, • fuel injectors can easily become clogged when the engine idles too long,
Since water restrictions began being enforced in 2004, the focus on water use has shifted to automatic irrigation timer reprogramming and drought tolerant landscaping options. These improvements require an adjustment period, however, the trend shows Pentictonites try harder and value water. Peak day – the 24 hr period with the highest consumption – for 2011 is the lowest on record at 38 million litres.
Of course, with our wet July, one expects such results; however, an evaluation of past water demand indicates that regardless of rainfall or our semi-arid climate, Peak Day was skyrocketing. Congratulations Penticton on paying attention by adjusting your irrigation timers; watering effectively as well as efﬁciently. Remember: Restrictions in effect until August 31. Every Drop Counts!
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Police capture wanted man Western News Staff
A man with a Canadawide warrant for his arrest was captured by Penticton RCMP, but not without a struggle. The RCMP Drug Task Force received information on July 30 that 22-year-old Jesse John McKnight was in Penticton. The man was wanted for parole violation and had warrants for his arrests stemming from a police pursuit in the Twin Lakes area that occurred a week earlier. RCMP, with assistance from general duty officers and the police dog section, stopped the vehicle around 7 p.m. on Highway 97 near Pyramid Park turnoff. Cpl. Brad Myhre said police blocked the vehicle in and McKnight, who was in the rear passenger seat, attempted to flee. “The female driver put the vehicle in gear and attempted to drive away. The vehicle windows were smashed out and force was utilized on both driver and the wanted male. The male with warrants resisted violently and attempted to jump into the driver seat of the vehicle,” said Myhre.
“After a long struggle with the officers he was eventually taken into custody and transported to Penticton cells.” McKnight was remanded in custody and now faces new charges of resisting arrest, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon while under a prohibition order and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. RCMP said charges of dangerous driving are being requested for the female involved in the incident. In an unrelated incident, Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force officers arrested three people on Aug. 3 for trafficking crystal meth. Myhre said the trio were found in a vehicle in a hotel parking lot on Eckhardt Avenue. One of the three were later released with no charges while Penticton residents Philip Jamieson, 42, and Eva Thompson, 41, both face charges of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and breaches of a court order. Myhre said both were already out on bail for several previous charges including possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.
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ith the deadline now passed for returning HST referendum ballots, anticipation is building for the result. It’s almost like betting on a horse race then waiting for the race to be run. Except there will be no big winners and few big losers after the votes are tallied. Much time and resources have been spent promoting the benefits (vote ‘no’) and downfalls (vote ‘yes’) of the harmonized sales tax. To the government’s credit, it did a good job spelling out the scenarios for taxpayers, both of keeping the HST and alternatively, going back to the PST-GST combination. The Fight HST camp, on the other hand, has done virtually nothing to acknowledge any positive aspects of the now year-old sales tax system. That one-sided vision was a disservice and only contributed to the confusion over the real differences between the two taxing strategies. Where the Liberals have been attempting to simplify the debate, Bill Vander Zalm and company have been doing their best to muddy the facts and appeal more to people’s hearts than their heads. Where that left voters who didn’t mail or drop off their HST referendum ballot was, largely, in the dark and, in many cases, likely led to avoiding a vote altogether. And that is unfortunate given that this vote will directly impact every resident in the province daily. Which way will the referendum go? It seems those convinced the HST is a bad idea are sure it’ll be defeated. HST supporters tend to be a lot more uncertain of the result, yet hopeful. Regardless, no one need fear backing the wrong horse. The sun will still come up, government will continue to operate and those prone to doing so will eventually find something else to complain about.
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The rise of the ‘English Spring’
don’t call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it’s happening in Liverpool, it’s happening in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and that is the nature of the historical moment,” said Darcus Howe, a black British journalist, in an interview with BBC television on Tuesday. The revolution has finally arrived: after the “Arab Spring”, here comes the “English Spring”. With London in flames, thousands dead, and the British government trembling before a full-scale insurrection of the masses, the collapse of the entire capitalist order is only moments away. As the Tunisian revolution led to the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt and then to a non-violent revolutionary movement in Syria, so the overthrow of the British government will quickly lead to the destruction of the U.S. government and the Chinese Communist regime. Wait a moment! This just in! London isn’t in flames after all. Some dozens of buildings have been burned in various residential parts of London, but none in the centre. Apart from the original demonstration outside a police station in the London suburb of Tottenham by relatives of a suspected drug dealer who was shot by police on Sunday, it’s opportunistic looters who have been out on the streets, not political protesters. In the inner London district of Camden Town, for example, the
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social media on Monday night were full with rumours of local landmarks in flames. However, Tuesday morning revealed that a few phone shops in the high street had been looted overnight, and an iconic (but rather grubby) rock venue called the Electric Ballroom had been vandalized. Nothing else to report. We in the media love stories of death and destruction, but it turns out that there aren’t thousands of dead either. As of Wednesday, there had been only five deaths that might be linked to the turmoil: three people killed in Birmingham by a speeding car probably driven by looters, one man found shot dead in a car in London for unexplained reasons, and the drug dealer, Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of the police unleashed these events. There are certainly questions to be answered about Duggan’s killing (it appears that the gun he was carrying was never fired), and further questions to be asked about the way that the police
dealt with his family afterwards. The demonstration outside Tottenham police station was genuinely political, and there are plausible claims that the police response was excessive. But after that, everything changed. On the second night, there was no rioting, in the sense of demonstrations with a political motive or goal. There was just looting, as disaffected youths from the under-class seized the opportunity to acquire a little property from the rest of the population and damage a lot more. They feel that they have been abandoned by the society, and they are right. Every post-industrial society has a large and growing minority of permanently unemployed or under-employed people who would once have grown up into the good working-class jobs that no longer exist. They are present in significant numbers in Britain and in France, in the United States and in Russia, even in Japan. It’s those bored and angry youths who are looting in England now. Some people want to impose an ethnic explanation on this phenomenon. They try to define the looting and violence as a response by underprivileged black youths in Britain (or by underprivileged Muslim youth in the 2005 and 2007 riots in France). But the truth is that rioting and looting have always been equal-opportunity activities in both countries. In the past 30 years of sporadic rioting and looting
in England, every outbreak has included a large, probably majority participation by young whites from the under-class. The same was true of France in 2005 and 2007, where the young “Muslim” rioters were quite happy to be accompanied by their white and Asian friends from the same tower blocks. For complex cultural reasons, the looters in England are disproportionately AfroCaribbean youths, but it is not a particularly racist society. Afro-Caribbeans come last in school performance in England, but the children of immigrants from Africa come first. Fifty per cent of second-generation AfroCaribbeans in England end up in inter-racial relationships — but often in relationships with people of the white under-class. No escape there. The real issue here is class — or to be more precise, the despair of the under-class. Less brutal and insulting behaviour towards the under-class by the police in normal times would reduce the level of resentment and the frequency of rioting and looting, but it wouldn’t stop it. So there will probably be at least a few days’ more looting in England, until the under-class youths in every city and neighbourhood have had a chance to vent their anger and fill their pockets. And then it will stop. For a while. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Deer deterrence takes more than a shot in the dark
It seems inevitable that in most situations involving interactions of wild animals and human society, the latter’s sense of proportion quickly gets lost and its sense of superiority and entitlement is displayed in all its self-absorbed nastiness. I speak of the current hysteria about ‘vicious deer’: in my lighter moments, I’m reminded of Monty Python’s classic ‘killer rabbit’ sketch. A few suggestions from a naturalist, not a biologist, who would appreciate some common sense applied to the situation, for the deer’s sake as much as for humans. Stop pretending that council members, and most members of the public, know much, if anything, about this matter, and pass it on to people versed in deer, and human, behaviour and how these can be employed to change the situation In line with the staff’s sensible suggestion, set up a committee to look into various ways to improve our interactions with wildlife in the city, but make sure that biologists and others with
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Re: Councillor itching to pull the trigger on deer plan. That seems to be the prevalent theme of Mr. Pearce: push, shove, to heck with it get the gun! What gives him the right to demand city staff to get a working report done? Get a life. I am not blind that deer are becoming an issue in the community — whatever threat value an individual places on it, is personal. We see our emergency rooms with hundreds of injuries treated as a result of cycling and pedestrian injuries within the city limits, and yes, there have even been deaths. When I hear things of this nature taking up council time, I can see that most have packed their pens and paper and are getting their plaques in order. It’s time for a big change. Mike Barrett Penticton
Deer raise concerns
I worry about the deer roaming about Penticton. I have often wondered why they aren’t trapped and moved to an appropriate rural environment — but not kill them. That is cruel and inhumane. I have had as many as seven deer in my front and back yard near the library. I very much enjoy them. On the other hand, I have had racoons attack my dogs and a coyote kill my cat. Yet we are not allowed to do anything about them. As stated in an earlier article in a local newspaper, we are supposed to get used to it. As to the cats roaming around town: To require cats to be indoor animals is also cruel. They are nocturnal animals. A stray cat that I have been feeding for five years recently died. I called him Jack, I miss him dearly. Maureen Blow Penticton
Deer deserve better
Re: the Aug. 3 letter, it seems Ted Wiltse should never own a gun. His plan to slaughter God’s innocent creatures is appalling. He should spend time with the First Nations to learn respect of nature’s innocent creatures. Where I grew up there was always deer on the road. People here just have to learn how to drive with nature in their surroundings, not slaughter everything with a heartbeat that might run on the road. I was brought up in the backwoods of Ontario where we hunted/ killed only for food. The one time (at 13 years old) I killed a black squirrel showing off my marksman skills to my cousin, and was caught by my father, resulted in squirrel for my supper ... lesson learned. Maybe Ted Wiltse has a real big freezer. Myself, I quite enjoy deer in my back yard ... much better than released convicts that Mike Pearce would have here if he had his own way. Seems the scum we have in Penticton lately is far more than we need or want without adding criminals of similar calibre into Penticton or near it.
direct experience of deer behaviour are on the committee and taken seriously. Have programs of deterrence looked into such as the Vancouver one for preventing unpleasant human-coyote interactions Meanwhile, tell people to get a grip and if a deer approaches them with an evil gleam in its eye: shout, wave your arms, charge it if you’re able, pick up a stick and brandish it, etc. In short, make it clear to the deer that you’re dangerous. Even with actual predators (including humans) such behaviour can be quite successful. Now that fawning season is over too, the main reason for such so-called aggressive behaviour of does is gone anyway. When humans defend their young, we call them heroes, but that’s another topic. Aside from the wild west attitude displayed, the killing Coun. Pearce advocates (Western News, Aug. 5) I suspect would be
Ted Wiltse is quick to also bash Garry Litke, who is the only person I have seen so far show a positive future for Penticton. I have asked him personally about the property at the old Nanaimo Hall for a cultural events centre, and that is property he wants reserved for financial better times. I am afraid to think what Mike Pearce would do with it. Garry Litke is a family man with young children and wants a future for not only his children, but all the residents of Penticton. He said to me his positive plans are reflected on when Penticton is in positive financial times. This is called positive future planning, not a spending spree that previous administrations have so enjoyed. So yes Ted Wiltse, taxpayers and residents need to consider carefully their vote in the upcoming election. I (and so many I know) will vote “Yes” to Garry Litke for whatever he runs for, and “Yes” to a positive future for Penticton. Clifford Martin Penticton
Deer control an urgent matter
I fully concur with Coun. Mike Pearce’s suggestion that deer within municipal limits must be controlled immediately as a matter of safety. There is no time for hesitation due to bureaucracy. The safety of everyone in the community is of paramount concern and considering the amount of sketchy encounters that have been reported, expediency on the matter is required. If live trapping and relocation proves to be ineffective, too slow in implementation, or not enough of a measure, then culling of the animals must take place. What concerns me is that if the animals need culling to reduce the local population in conjunction with other methods, what will happen to the carcass? I would think that due to these tough economic times it would be prudent to have the meat properly butchered and sent to food banks or other similar outlets to help alleviate the food crisis for struggling families. The cost of doing so might be less than trapping and relocation and or disposal of an unused carcass. People that normally can’t afford to buy meat could have it and it would aid in making sure Pentictonites stay safe at the same time. Chuck Stewart Penticton
Putting foot down
Well, I really put my foot in it this time. More often than not, if only I was more vigilant as I stepped from the car to the curb, or looked down while mowing the lawn. It never fails, unfortunately. If you haven’t experienced a “lip stand,” or noticed what’s under foot, then you probably rubber stamped throughout your living room carpets. It’s not immediately apparent what has taken place, especially if your an old fogie and your beak is malfunctioning.
futile. The adage that nature abhors a vacuum would very likely apply, and when habitat safe from the deer’s wild predators and with excellent food supply became vacant, other deer would quickly fill it. Mr. Pearce is quite right that the wild predators are in short supply, thanks to human decimation of their populations and habitat, but the solution is not to try to take over that very complex role. I suggest that a much more effective, long-term approach would be to institute a program of deterrence in the form of making life uncomfortable and scary for deer in the city (see the Vancouver coyote program). Much as I love to see wild creatures come through my rural area, I do whatever I can to make my immediate home unwelcome to those for whom such contact would be detrimental to us both. Eva Durance Penticton
So now comes the unpleasant task of clean up, with your blood pressure having soared to 80/100. If only some of you dog walkers could be a little more considerate and show more compassion toward your fellow human beings. While most offenders are a minority, they give the legitimate dog owners a bad name. If you are ever paying attention, you may have observed as any one particular event unfolds, the offenders will go through the motions of cleaning up after their pets. There are several categories to these slobs. My two favourite are the “illusionist.” They will go through all the motions of clean up. They bend over, reach down and appear to be picking up (with hand inserted in plastic bag), but only grab air some three centimetres from the actual target. This will give the observer the impression the dog owner has done his or her duty. Method Two involves the “crane neck.” The crane neck has an exaggerated long and flexible appendage. This enables them to survey a 360-degree field of view while his Great Dane is giving birth to a huge Douglas Fire Trunk on your lawn. They will look left, then right and a quick left again before proceeding with Fido to the next victim’s lawn. This one is identified as the “empty bagger.” This may seem humorous to some, but if you have been a recipient it’s no laughing matter, trust me. Andy Homan Penticton
Labour laws need change
Fear not Susan Upton, I have no anger management issues and I have never sought employment at any organization that entails joining a union since learning at a young age that union membership could be a degrading experience. Change in labour laws is long overdue. Unions need to be considerate of others and accept the proposition that other people have just as many rights as they do. The asinine tactic of striking and disrupting the lives of others who have no involvement or interest in union goals is something that defies logic. The world does not care about your needs. Closed-shop policies are also mind boggling. Membership should be a choice and not forced on prospective employees. Perhaps when unions face reality and modernize their thinking and approach, they may gain a little better acceptance from those who feel the need for unions has long passed their “best before date”. Paul Crossley Penticton
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A 36-hour telephone outage caused serious risk to those dependent on Lifeline. Lifeline is an electronic device that a person wears on their body when living alone.
It is connected to the phone line and can be deployed easily by pressing, alerting medical authorities they are in need of help. A few years ago a census determined Penticton had a population comprised of 44 per cent of residents that are over age 50. Many of these people have to come to rely on, and feel more secure wearing this device, either as a neck or wrist band. The only drawback to its efficient use could be another electronic device we take for granted everyday, whether it is a land line, a cordless or perhaps even a more sophisticated mechanism, and that is the telephone. The telephone connection to your residence must always be operational for the Lifeline to call for assistance and the responder to return your call to answer your alert. This caused great concern recently when only one line in an apartment building was inadvertently not reconnected. Luckily, the resident did not require the use of their Lifeline, but thanks to a caring good Samaritan neighbour the resident was found to be fine but had no phone connection for over 24 hours. The telephone provider did admit to the error of their ways but that would not have saved the person’s life if the Lifeline had been desperately needed. It would be helpful, and should be mandatory, that the telephone provider ascertain through their records which of their customers rely on the Lifeline and ensure they have priority service in the event of an outage. Going hand-in-hand with this issue is the recent loss of our fire dispatchers. The people knew the city, and even if the person requiring assistance did not know the specific address where they were but knew the name of the complex, apartment building, subdivision or other close landmark, the dispatcher would more than likely be invaluable to ensure help would be on the way. Let’s not lose any more valuable services in Penticton. Hazel Meadows Penticton
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Every August, the night skies erupt in a blaze of light, and all over the world people find dark areas to sit and watch nature’s own fireworks show. It’s the Perseids meteor shower, an annual event also celebrated every year by the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory and local astronomers. Tonight, they’re inviting the public to the grounds of the observatory to watch the show, listen to expert speakers and maybe do a little bit of star-gazing through telescopes provided by members of the Royal Astronomical Society. Al Fischer, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, explains that the meteors are the debris trail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which orbits the sun once every 130 years. Every time it comes around it leaves a trail. This one has been going on for, they figure, about 2,000 years,” said Fischler, explaining that the meteors are actually very small. “They are mostly the size of grains of sand. But they are coming in at thousands of kilometres an hour.” The Perseids draw a lot of attention, not only because the shower of meteors is a regular event, but also the number and brightness of those that fall to earth as the planet moves through the debris
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It’s only been around for a few years, but in that short time the Aboriginal Cultural Village has become a deeply-rooted feature of Penticton’s Peach Festival. “It started on that main stage four years ago, when I was asked to co-ordinate an opening ceremony honouring the Okanagan Territory,” said Kym Gouchie, a First Nations performer and Peachfest director. “I said, ‘How about not just the opening ceremony, how about an opening evening of aboriginal entertainment?’” From that start, grew the Aboriginal Cultural Village, which is now ensconced in Gyro Park and featured two days of entertainment this year, with two dozen aboriginal artists on the main stage as well as a powwow. Gouchie said that because of the work she does in the community with youth, music and culture, many of the participants are drawn from her wide circle of contacts. “Pretty much 90 per cent of the people that were on the stage or helping out are people that I know personally,” she said. “It really is a community collaboration.” And being tied in with Peachfest, Gouchie said the event effects both the community and the nation, helping
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hree years ago, under the trees in Linden Gardens, Penticton author Frances Greenslade read from her unfinished manuscript. I was captivated. The writing was so clear and precise that months later I could recall exact details of a yellow poplar leaf caught in the truck’s windshield wiper, and a forest outside gently raining dying leaves. The story fragments bubbled up in my memory often enough that I eventually contacted Greenslade, asking her to let me know when the book was finished. And at long last, Shelter will be on store shelves for everyone to enjoy. My wait was nothing compared to the gestation period of Shelter. Greenslade first began working on the book shortly after her mother’s death in 1992. Now backed by a major publishing house, and with strong, vivid writing reminiscent of great Canadian writers like AnnMarie MacDonald, I suspect Shelter’s timeline will stretch on much further. Maggie and Jenny
live in the rustic, rural Chilcotin valley in the early ‘70s. After their father is involved in a logging accident, their mother, Irene, abruptly leaves town. She drops the girls in Williams Lake to billet with a gloomy acquaintance and her wheelchairbound husband. Irene never returns. Both girls deal with the uncertain and at times desperate situation in radically different ways. But rather than mining the girls’ plight for pathetic effect, Greenslade’s tone skirts around darkness, remaining poignantly melancholic and yet underlain with hope. Shelter is a basic human
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The Change-Up isn’t all that much of a change
n a Freaky Friday manoeuvre for big kids, Jason Bateman — devoted family man — and Ryan Reynolds — irresponsible party hound — switch bodies and trade places. On paper, it sounds awfully good. On screen, it’s more awful than good. Maybe this whole switcheroo thing has simply been done to death and The Change-Up isn’t that bad. And truth be told, if you can survive the juvenile and embarrassingly stale script by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, it is fun to watch Reynolds and Bateman do their thing … even if this exercise has been so recycled, one of the film’s stars (Leslie Mann) attended the exact same dance two summers ago in 17 Again. Bateman plays Dave Lockwood, a workaholic attorney so desperate to make partner at his law firm, his wife (Mann) and three young kids have to compete for his time. His buddy, Mitch Planko (Reynolds), is the exact opposite; a wannabe actor
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JASON BATEMAN and Ryan Reynolds play a family man and a party hound in The Change-Up, yet another take on the body-switch genre usually reserved for teen ﬂicks.
who wastes daylight hours getting stoned and bedding women. When the friends hook up for a night of boozing, they bemoan their existence and — while relieving themselves in what turns out to be a magic fountain in the middle of a park — they simultaneously wish they had each other’s lives.
Ka-boom. You know the rest. Dave wakes up as Mitch, Mitch wakes up as Dave, fountain goes byebye and hilarity ensues. Or so, one would hope. The Change-Up isn’t great, primarily because it just isn’t fresh. Well, that, and the unfortunate fact that Lucas and Moore obviously think
the mere utterance of the f-word is comedy gold. (I realize it’s a most versatile word, boys. I mean, how many other words can be used as a noun, an adjective, a verb and more, but here’s an idea; when you use it, as you do about nine thousand times here, have a reason to do so.)
It’s a good thing Bateman and Reynolds — both fine actors — are game to play (as is Olivia Wilde, who seems to relish her role as a good girl turned bad). Without them, The Change-Up would be a pretty ugly film. Yes, the switchedidentity genre has never been quite so raunchy, but past that, nothing much has changed. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give The Change-Up a two. The feature is currently playing at the PenMar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.
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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts and pool at 6:30 p.m. followed by karaoke by Anita at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainement by Steve and Celeste Presby with a tribute to Meatloaf at 7 p.m. 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 line dancing at 1 p.m. Call the centre at 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. ANAVETS HAS DJ music at 6:30 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. THE PUBLIC IS invited to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at 717 White Lake Rd, south of Kaleden. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or lounge chair to watch for meteors in comfort and dress warmly. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Talks by Ken Tapping, Ryan Ransom and Roland Kothes will be offered at 8:15 p.m. Event ends at 11:30 p.m. Bad weather
(ie. clouds) will partly cover the meteor and telescope viewing, but the grounds will be open and the talks will be presented regardless. For directions, call 250- 497-2300. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION 227 has a meat draw from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m., BBQ steak dinner at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Legacy. ANAVETS HAS DINNER at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and
Breast Cancer Awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. (Fairview Plaza). For table rental and more information please call 250-493-6604. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Beaver races at 4 p.m. with entertainment by DJ Ivan Prefontaine at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop in darts at 4 p.m., and dinner at 5:30 p.m. with music by Hal. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION day is at Centennial Park from noon to 7 p.m. There will be music, beer garden, games, arts and craft tables, food, bingo, head shaving, belly dancing and much more. After 7 p.m. the Legion has Flashback and free coffee for DDs and rides home in the area if needed. DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY MARKET begins at 8:30
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Drop-in Centre on South Main St. Call 250-4932111 for more info. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has dog races at 3:30 p.m., an M&M Meat Draw, Last Man Standing, and games. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. Legion Ladies invite everyone to come to their pancake breakfast at the hall on 502 Martin St. from 8:30 a.m.. to noon. $3.50 will get you pancakes, ham, sausage, orange juice and coffee. For just 50 cents more, you can add strawberries and cream. ANAVETS HAS HOT dogs and hamburgers at 11 a.m. and horse races and a meat draw at 2 p.m.
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SOUTH OKANAGAN! 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. 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. Come to the Penticton Speedway on Aug. 13 for an evening of racing with Hornets, Streetstocks and Hit to Pass events. to check out the special Monster Trucks and Freestyle Bike spectacular. Gates open at 4 p.m. for hot laps and time trials, races start at 8 p.m. While in the heart of Okanagan wine country, with approximately 90 wineries within an hour's drive, take a tour. Many of the wineries offer guided tours of their property and a chance to sample and purchase their products. Most also have ﬁne dining restaurants. Several companies in the city also offer bus wine tours so you don't have to drive. 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 tinyurl.com/lakestudio. Visit Munson Mountain Park to see the big white letters spelling out Penticton on the western side of Okanagan Lake. The 43-acre park provides stunning views of Penticton, Okanagan Lake and the eastern side of the valley. Photographers will have multiple angles to get great pictures and the backdrop is a great place to relax or enjoy a picnic. Meet at the Shatford Centre on Sundays for the Creative Market Place. Come for an experience of creativity and community in this historic setting. Enjoy some music, appreciate the artists, artisans and entertainers. Enjoy some light refreshments and have a look at the art exhibition. Swim or ﬂoat down the seven-kilometre River Channel, one of the most popular things to do in Penticton on hot, sunny days. If you don't have a ﬂoating device rent one from Coyote Cruises which launches at the top of the channel on Riverside Drive. Coyote cruises will even provide a ride back to your vehicle.
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WINNERS OF THE KEELE INTERNATIONAL CUP B Divsion Plate Final, the Penticton under-15 Pinnacles enjoyed their European trip that took them to Portugal and England. Holding their prize, the Pinnacles are as follows from left to right starting in the back row: head coach Paulo Araujo, James Fraser, Noah Eaton, Tameus Venkataraman, Liam Hutcheson, Cole Kingzett, Coleton Ashton, Tristan Knoll, Bret Depner, Victor Gouchee, Xavier Araujo, assistant coach Murali Venkataraman, equipment manager Manuel Francisco. Front row: Lucas Knoll, Nole Dos Santos, Ayo Fashanu, Joe Stead, Spencer Kingzett, Ryan Brunton, Jake Stead and Rico Patrocinio.
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Visiting Portugal and England was an eye-opening experience for the under-15 Penticton Pinnacles boys soccer team. It started with training at the Sporting Clube de Portugal facility that produced Portuguese legend Luis Figo and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Pinnacles coach Paulo Araujo described the two-week adventure as fabulous. While staying at the academy, the players trained for five days, twice a day for four hours total. Brett Depner, a Pinnacles defender, said he was able to improve his skills from what the Portuguese coaches taught and said he learned so much. “They would come up to us and help one-on-one if we weren’t getting it right,” said Depner. “They would help us in all parts of our game.” Noah Eaton, another Pinnacle, said it was the best experience of his life. Visiting the pro stadiums and going to the games is his best memory because there is nothing like that here. Eaton also said training at the Sporting Club “was intense.” “We learned how serious soccer is in that country,” he added. Araujo said it showed the players what kind of training they need to do if they want to be a footballer in Europe. “It was just amazing,” he said. “The boys were very attentive to what the coaches were saying. They really bought into the idea of what they were trying to teach. We even had the coaches of Sporting come up to us and say they were very impressed with the attitude and work commitment of these boys. Their skill level is good, their understanding of the game is good, they just need to play higher competition to get to the level they see in Portugal.”
In England, the Pinnacles displayed their skills in the Keele International Soccer Cup. After opening the championship with a 5-1 loss to Norway, the Pinnacles won four and tied one on their way to winning the B Division Plate finals against England’s Stockport Vikings, 2-1. Araujo never imagined his team winning. “I was confident that we would go there and compete,” he said. “I didn’t think we would go there and actually come home with four wins and a tie. The best game I think that really turned it around was when we beat Barton Rovers 1-0.” Araujo felt they were the toughest competition. “People said there is no way Penticton can win,” he continued. “In my opinion, we dominated the game. A 1-0 score doesn’t say how well they played.” In their other games, the Pinnacles defeated Trinidad-Tobago’s Clint Marcello FC 4-0 and tied Hem Heath FC of England, 2-2. Penticton also defeated Maryland’s Soccer Association of Columbia 4-3 in penalty kicks to advance to the championship. It wasn’t just high caliber soccer the Pinnacles enjoyed. They soaked in the Portuguese and British culture. Will Eaton, Noah’s father, was impressed with the opportunity given to the players thanks to various fundraising efforts that helped pay for the trip arranged through Araujo. Eaton said it was an “awakening for the boys,” to see first hand how intense and professional the soccer environment is, as well as the rich, cultural component. “Seeing the boys and their enthusiasm at the Keele International Cup, winning the gold plate, winning that meant a lot to them,” said Will, who cherished the time with his son. “It was a once in a lifetime trip.”
Cycling race to bring high-level riders EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
High caliber cyclists will compete in what organizers hope will be the annual Penticton Western News Wine Country Criterium on Aug. 19. The one-kilometre course
takes riders along Okanagan Lake through downtown Penticton starting and finishing on Main Street. Category B racers begin at 6 p.m. riding for 30 minutes plus two laps, while Category A racers will ride for 45 minutes and two laps. Prize money is given to the top three in each category, plus
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Ryan Pinder to land a new gig. Pinder has been hired to be the new voice of the Abbotsford Heat. The American Hockey League team made the announcement Wednesday.
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Sports Camp lessons prove invaluable EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff
Fred Fedorak wasn’t kidding when he said the Penticton Basketball Camp is in demand. Fedorak has organized the camp for 30 years and watched the girls section follow the footsteps of the boys in selling out. The boys camp was held July 25 to 28 at Pen High and Princess Margaret, while the girls concluded on Thursday. The advanced group had 45 females participate, while the developing group had 44. In the developing group Katie Watts waited 10 months to come. “I live in Burns Lake which is about 11 hours north and so I don’t have much coaching there,” said Watts, who is attending the camp for the second year. “I get the coach-
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“We have been overwhelmed by the support from the Downtown Penticton Business Association,” he said. “When we first approached them through Jeff Plant, it was, we have to make this happen. How can they set it up? It’s been just great.” Plant, sports tourism marketing for Penticton Wine Country Tourism, is excited. He said they are treating the debut like a test event and hope to turn it into a provincial criterium. “We want to see if it can grow into a bigger event,” said Plant. “Have a stage race.” Hayman feels the criterium will be a nice piggy back to the Future Champions camp starting Monday in Penticton and wraps up in time for the race. The camp will have 37 riders, who will gain knowledge to help them become professionals. “Having this caliber of racers in the Okanagan is seldom,” added Hayman. “We haven’t had highlevel road racing for many years. It’s reintroducing the sport to our area.” Registration is at Gyro Park after 4:30 p.m. and online at www. rideokanagan.com then clicking on the events tab, which shows more information.
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Using the crash of 2008 as a reminder, Penticton financial advisors said investors shouldnâ€™t panic at the volatility of the market right now. â€œItâ€™s not the time for that at all,â€? said Judy Poole, a financial advisor at Raymond James. â€œI think as in 2008 we start to find out what peopleâ€™s true risk tolerance is. I think people need to assess what that is and over time get their portfolio to reflect that.â€? Market volatility was sparked by the U.S. losing its AAA credit status rating. A negative outlook on the U.S. rating, means that further downgrades are possible. The concerns over the European debt crises and global economic growth are also weighing in on the stock markets. Justin White, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Penticton, said stocks have dropped by more than six per cent over the past two weeks and the TSX is down about 13 per cent from the high it reached in April. Even though it can be unsettling, he said these types of stock market declines are common and not a reason to abandon your
Poole. Although she doesnâ€™t suggest anyone make wholesale changes at this point in time, rather start to slowly develop the plan for it. â€œBecause nobody can predict, this is a really good time to average into the market. So use some of those old-fashioned conservative strategies like averaging to take the bumps out,â€? said Poole. Setting up an appointment with a financial advisor and starting to do something on a regular monthly basis is the ideal way to invest at any time said Poole. As for the best guess on what the horizon holds for the Canadian dollar, Poole predicts it will return to the $1.05 to $1.06 range. The Canadian dollar rose to $1.0118, at close on Thursday. â€œThis up-kick in the U.S. dollar is probably a safety thing. They are still the largest most stable currency in the world, but based on economic reality it would belong where it was at $1.05. For a snowbird, I wouldnâ€™t panic, but I would also use averaging there as well. If you know you are going to need $10,000 in U.S. currency for the winter then buy some now, buy some a month from now and you may not get the best rate but you are not betting the farm on today or tomorrow either,â€? said Poole.
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Dane Henschel, beloved by all; father, son and brother, passed away at he age of 58 in Hawaii. He was born on the 27th of May 1953, in Sacramento, California. It has been noted that when we die, our lives are basically represented by dates. If we look hard enough however, we notice that little dash between the dates. The dash tells a story. Daneâ€™s is a story of passion; passion in abundance. Dane was a thrill seeker. If he wasnâ€™t jumping off a bridge attached only by an elastic band, he was leaping from a plane with gusto and a grin. Some of his fondest memories would include a Harley Davidson Softtail, a long ride, and dinner with the Woo family. He was a talented musician and fierce friend. Loving and protective of all those who surrounded him, Dane was always the life of the party. He was also an intense Marco Polo enthusiast (the swimming pool variety that is). A teller of tall tales and high adventure. He was always good for a story, or a funny joke. No fish was ever big enough. Dane is survived by his mother Betty and his three brothers, Brett, Kim and Sean; as well as his two sons, Chris and Rob, and his granddaughter Eve. Weâ€™ll miss you Dad. Marco?...
Passed away peacefully on August 1, 2011, at Penticton, BC in the Hamlets, at the age of 86 years. Sam will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Claire, son Donald (Sue), four grandchildren; Jodie, Felicity, Elisabeth, Sammy, great grandchild, Joshua and his three sisters; Marie, Daphne and Hazel. He also loved his French Canadian side of the family, sisters in law and brothers in law; Helena, Madeleine, Claude (Louise) Andre (Lise) and Nicole (Andre). We would like to thank the wonderful care aides who made Samâ€™s life a lot brighter by their presence during the day and also at night, in particular, Marian, Roxanne, Fiona, Rebecca, Scott, Nicole Grant, Richard, Debbie V., Lila, Andy, Melissa, Terri, Jennifer, Jeab, and Nicole. Sam loved them all. Thanks also to the devoted nurses in Giantâ€™s Head and Brent. Special thanks to Dr. Watters, who tended to Samâ€™s needs to the end. Thanks also to all our Florida friends who stood by me through all of the difficult times. Sam loved fishing, playing cards and spending time with his friends. He will always be remembered for his kind soul. Cremation took place at the Providence Crematorium, Lakeview Cemetery, with a private family service to follow at a later date in Florida. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774
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Cleaning Services HOUSE CLEANING August Special $18/hour. Now taking on new clients. Very experienced, reliable, thorough. Cleaned to YOUR specs in a professional, efﬁcient manner. Small, large, one time, weekly,monthly jobs gladly taken. Call for free estimate. Excellent references.Serving Penticton, Kaledan, Summerland. Justine’s Residential Cleaning Service. (778)-931-0685 or (250)-490-4680.
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GIARDINO 250-493-0007 149 Upper Bench Rd. S. Dave’s Garden & Maint., for prompt efﬁcient service. Hedges, stump grinding, garden clean-up & renovations, call for free est. Ref’s Licensed Insured 250-493-1083 EARTHSONG PROPERTY Maintenance. (Lic/Insured). Complete Lawn & Garden Care & Upgrades @ fair rates. Res/Strata. (250)809-6762. Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, www.budgetnurseries.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
Countertops GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM
REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Excavating & Drainage 20 YEARS Experience Ken’s Drainage has relocated to Penticton!! mini excavator and bobcat specializing in underground services, septic ﬁelds, etc. Member of Better Business Bureau 250-460-0968.
Fencing FENCING SUPPLY and install. All types of Wood Fencing available. Serving South Okanagan. Call 250-488-5338 for Free Estimate. FENCING, wood, chainlink, cedar + decks, sheds, garages, landscaping, retaining walls. Licensed & Insured Pentiction: 250-809-1454 Kelowna: 250-718-2509
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Sentes Chevrolet requires a qualified General Motors technician with excellent electrical/drivability and HVAC diagnostic skills. This could for the right individual, work into a shop foreman position. Saturn experience would be an asset. This is a tremendous opportunity with competitive wages and benefits package, as well as a chance to live in the highly desirable Okanagan Valley. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email with resume and references to: RICK SMITH SERVICE MANAGER SENTES CHEVROLET 250-493-2333 email@example.com
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Handypersons ALL RENOVATIONS and home repairs, any size job inside & out. Ron 250 276-0744 HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, reno’s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 Home Repairs Int & Ext, Flooring, Painting, Demolition, Fences, Decks, Any Home Repair or Any Landscaping Needs, Construction Site Clean-Ups, Licensed & Insured, Pentiction 250-8091454, Kelowna 250-718-2509.
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, www.budgetnurseries.com Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, Kelowna, 250-718-2509, Penticton, 250-809-1454
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
Painting & Decorating Housepainter, inside/outside, 30 yrs exp., small jobs welcome, Worker’s Comp., seniors discount, free estimate phone Dave 250-497-7912 PAINTING. Big Jobs or small. Touch-ups, House, FencesDecks, Garages, Sheds, Retaining Walls. Licensed & Insured call Pentiction 250-8091454 Kelowna 250-718-2509
ABOUT to Renovate? Need plans, ideas, large or small? Call Mike 250-488-2987, (250)494-7784 Bathroom/Basement Renovations. Updating existing Bathroom or Basement? Looking to add a new Bathroom or ﬁnish off that Basement. Serving the South Okanagan. Call for a Free Estimate. 250-4885338 BELCAN Painting & Renos
Licensed-Insured-WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800 NEED help with your projects.15 years experience Carpentry, Flooring, Stucco, Painting and other Needs James 250-499-9897 or 250-770-8619
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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
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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 http://greatcanadianbuilders.awards.com
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Terry 250-486-0584 fax 250-493-9133
Pressure Washing Pressure wash removes builtup dirt off siding & stucco wall reasonable 250-488-3185
Demolition and Rubbish Removal, Dump Hauls, Garbage, Metal Removal, Clean-Ups, Construction site Clean-Ups, Dirty Jobs our Specialty, Licensed, Kelowna 250-7182509 Penticton 250-809-1454 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827
Sundecks VINYL DECKS. Supply / Install. New Construction or replacement of existing Decking. Also Aluminum Railing installs. Call 250-488-5338
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, Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494, 250-488-6401
Window Cleaning $59 single storey, cleaned inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956
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Pets & Livestock
Merchandise for Sale
• Boarding/Holiday Care • Daycare •Walks •Dog Taxi • In-Home Visits. Max 3 dogs/one time • Summerland based
Call Stewart 250-486-4877
Feed & Hay 1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, Alfalfa, & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 Hay for Sale, large quantities. Square or round. Grass or grass/alfalfa mixes. $6.50/square. $160/ton rounds. Hay analysis avail. 250-547-0256 organic hay, 40% alfalfa plus three grasses, $6/bale, Summerland, (250)486-0820 Round bales, no rain, shed stored, oat hay, $40. Orchard grass $50. 1 (250)546-3630
Livestock HORSE Lease Wanted - Looking for a very gentle horse to teach my daughters (11 & 13) the basics of riding and horsemanship. 250-4925690
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Fruit & Vegetables
Local cherries & apricots, $1.75/lb, 20lbs or more free delivery (Pent.) 250-497-5125 PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES or we deliver. Call 250-4600302. Trout Creek fruit stand across from Summerland Motel 6215 Hwy 97. Open everyday, local cherries, lapin/rainier/sour cherries, strawberries/raspberries, blueberries,apricot, peas, cider, honey, jam, new potatoes, beans, beets, much more 494-8344 or 490-0046
ESTATE/YARD Sale, 475 Upper Bench Rd Penticton (Spillers Corner), 12,13,14 aug(Fri,Sat,Sun).LOTS of stuff, Furniture, Antiques etc. 7am-2pm.
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PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: • Single & queen hide-a-bed • Leather Sofa, Love seats • Antique tables and chairs • Oak double drop leaf table • Bedroom sets x 2 • Dressers, Hi-boys • Recliners • Computer desks • New items coming in daily
256 Westminster Ave. W. Showroom Open 10-5 778-476-5919 www.pentictonbargainstore.com
Shavings Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132
large vintage wicker wine jug, $300 obo, call 250-462-5874 between 5-9pm Oak table 5-chairs, 5’Lx42”w, 3-leafs, $300. 250-487-2117.
Lab cross puppies, chocolates $300, blacks $200, (250)4922359, cell 250-486-4551 Yorkie puppies, shots, dew claws removed, B/T & silver, 8 wks,$600-$800.(250)379-2223
133 Westminster Ave. West (back alley), back door, Sat. Aug. 13th 8am-2pm 3 family garage sale, 2001 Quebec St., Sat. Aug. 13, 6am-2pm, toys, girl’s clothes 1-3yrs, baby/toddler gear, furniture, books, sporting goods, movies/CD’s, tools, pet cages, winemaking equip. and more! Aug. 13 & 14, 5349 Hawthorne Cres., Ok Falls, 9am-1pm Multi-family garage sale, Sat., Aug. 13, 8:30-2pm, 2645 McKenzie St., Penticton
Merchandise for Sale
Free Items To give away, sadly, 1 year old Lab cross, all shots up to date, spayed, loves playing with kids, other dogs, cats? needs lots of room or fenced yard, 250-492-5482
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WATER/ WINE BOTTLING LINE
SAT., AUGUST 20TH • 11AM
Acting on the Instructions of North Central Bailiffs Dodds Will Auction the Complete Bottling Plant Partial List Includes: Bertolaso Bottling Line, 2-2100gal. Stainless Tanks, 800gal. SS Tank, Pumps, Ultra Violet Filtration System, Elec. Tow-motor, Elec. Forklift, Pallet Shelving, Pallet Jack, Office Equipment & Furniture, Freezers, Carts, Wine Cooler, Ladder Plus Much More.
Large Selection of New & Used Restaurant, Deli & Food Service Equipment.
Date: Time: Place: Viewing:
Saturday, August 20 11:00 AM #4 2652 Compass Crt., West Kelowna, BC Friday, August 19, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, August 20, 8 am to 11 am
Sale conducted by Dodds Auction Vernon 250-545-3259 • 1-866-545-3255
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Huge Garage Sale Sun. Aug. 14, 7am-1pm, everything must go. Lots of furniture & household items. 250 Roy Ave. INDOOR YARD Sale Sat 8am2pm, Sun 11-3, Wed. 6-8pm rain or shine 2203 Dartmouth Dr, proceeds to beneﬁt CritterAid, to donate call 493-9752 Moving Aug 13&14, 9am-1pm. 112 Big Horn Tr. Heritage Hills Between Ok Falls & Pent. or call 250-497-8976. Beds, night stands, mattress & box springs, kitchen table & chairs, hutches, love seat, hide-a-bed, coffee & end tables, 27” Toshiba TV, ladders, park bench, and more. Moving Sale - 133 Nelson Ave. Sat. Aug 13, 8am-3pm, 1/18 Die cast, cars, Chevy Rally 6 bolt wheels, Chevy truck and car parts, wheel barrow, ladders, Toro lawnmover, misc. house stuff, etc Moving sale, Aug. 13 & 14, 10am-2pm, 1655 Reservoir Rd., last house before landﬁll, something for everyone Moving Sale-Everything goes! 1121 Government, across form IGA. Aug 12, noon-8pm Aug 13, 9am-5pm. Please do not park in bus stop. Moving Sale, Sat., Aug. 13, 8am-1pm, rain or shine, 176 Westview Dr., (Wiltse Area), everything must go, all offers considered, furniture, dishes, ofﬁce/school supplies, jewelry, tools, ladies clothes, 14-XXL, X-mas items, LP’s etc. Moving Sale, Sat. Aug 13, 8am-noon, 265 Windsor Ave. Furniture, yard, household items, lots of green stuff. Must be sold! Sat., Aug. 13, 119 Stocks Cres., ﬁrst right after Wiltse School, 9am-3pm Yard Sale 1588 Hatﬁeld. Sat. only, 8am-noon. Lots of good deals Yard Sale, Saturday, Aug. 13 appliances & household items, 7:30am, 31 Roy Ave. Yard sale, this Sat only 8am1pm. 2001 Westbench Dr. tools, kitchen & more
Heavy Duty Machinery
Forklifts for sale Clark IT40 “Orchard Bin” Lift truck; Cat “Warehouse” triple mast, side shift, propane; Hyster “Warehouse”, triple mast, side shift, propane; Yale triple mast, side shift, pneumatic tires propane; Towmotor 2000 lb propane $1,850 Also ten other lift trucks to choose from. Phone 250-861-9171, 250-762-4883 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
Misc. for Sale BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 Douglas Fir Tree Seedlings, $3. Spruce Trees, 3-4ft, $35. Very large Ash trees, $200 + cost of digging & moving. (250)558-9029 Franklin Mint Silver sailing ships. Call (250)493-0970 fridge, washer, built-in dishwasher, stove & hood fan, ceiling lamp, small computer desk, large desk (needs repairs), take all for $650, (250)770-1949 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Poulan chain saw. 18” bar & case $85, used only twice. (250)493-0337 RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle Sale: Was $15ea. /bundle, now 1/2 price. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd.
Misc. Wanted I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)
WANTED: FIREBALL ISLAND I am looking for a 1986 version of the board game Fireball Island. Please call, 250-869-7362
A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com
wanted, parts for Intex above ground pool, used metal Tonka toys, (250)493-5034
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
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FOR RENT • 250-493-7626
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TWO BEDROOM Utilities Included
REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $615 - Bach and 1 bdrm near IGA, top ﬂr walk up, f,s, balcony, $650 coin-op laundry. Avail. Sept. 1/Aug. 15 (KBD 302/ 301) $800 2 bdrm apt, f,s, elevator, covered parking, near OK beach, rec centre and college. Avail. Now (A333) $800 2 bdrm walk-up apt, f,s, extra storage close to Okanagan beach. Avail. Now ( A334-4)
EXECUTIVE CONDO’S: $1100 Alysen Pl. 6th ﬂr, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl., sec’d parking, elevator, north facing. Avail. Now (OT410) $1350 Alysen Pl. 2 bdrm furnished 6th ﬂr condo, 6 appl, sec’d parking. Term rental from Sept. – June (A420) $1500 Lakeshore Towers, 6th ﬂoor, northeast facing, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (OT388)
HOUSE: $1350 Downtown house, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, f,s, w.d, gas fp, hardwood ﬂrs, fenced yard. Avail. Aug. 15 (H713) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:
280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualiﬁed applicants will be contacted.
Merchandise for Sale
For Sale By Owner
Summerland Sr. Hockey club will be starting our season Sept. 12, Mon-Wed-Fri, 8am-9:30am, we are looking for players and goalies, call Larry 250-494-7805 or Dwayne 250-494-7460
PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner ﬁnancing. 250-558-7888
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/ Galiano Rd, S. BX, Vernon very private 5 acre treed property, 1800 sqft rancher/garage $750,000. (250)545-9875
Apt/Condos for Sale 55+Condo, Swanbrook Estates,Vernon, 2bdrm 2 bath, A/C upgrades: F/S, DW furnace, hot water tank, ﬂooring & paint, low strata, 1 pet, close to senior centre & shopping $187,900. 1-(250)558-3737 Updated 2bdrm condo, 986sq.ft, 5-appliances. Close to shopping and bus $169,900. 250-490-0550
For Sale By Owner 10 acres, large 3bdrm log home w/full basement, all useable land, hobby farm etc., 4855-Miller Rd,Spallumcheen. $484,000. May ﬁnance 250546-8630. 1/2 Duplex, Enderby BC, 3bdrm, 2 bath, view of Enderby Cliffs, 1740 sq.ft. $249,900. 1 (250)309-3452, or 540-3455 1904 HERITAGE HOUSE large 3bdrm,2bath, large lot, remodelled to old style, 250539Ave, Vernon. May ﬁnance. $349,900.250-546-8630. 3+BDRM,14X70 MH with Addition & deck on .19 acres in Olalla Asking $149,000. Ph(250)496-4106 or 4864106
3 Lots, Grindrod BC, 2 @ $90,000. 1 with sm. house @ $130,000. All 3 @ $270,000. 3 together zoned for 4-plex. 1 (250)309-3452 or 540-3455. East Hill Home, close to schools & shopping, ﬁnders fee if you bring me a qualiﬁed buyer. Agents welcome. Serious inquiries only. Reduced to $344,900. negotiable. 250558-0767
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Houses For Sale 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $214,900. 250-547-9659 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Peaceful & private...1800 sf 3 bdr, 2 bath, rancher on.51 acre in Kaleden. Upgraded kitchen, din, bathrooms, windows, ﬂooring, ret.walls,elect. gate, etc. Incl 6 appls, w/d, f/p & stove, 2 sunrooms, fenced, pool-sized yard, gorgeous grounds.Reducedto $359,000. www.Comfree.com/261462. (250)497-8605 Waterfront condo 700ft of Beach, dock, Ad.Bay, OKlake, sleeps 4, rentable, $179K, 2. 4487 Cascade Dr. Easthill, Solid all new 4-bd, 2bth, w/suite, $399K, 3. Bank Sale The Verve Kelowna 2bdrm, 2 bth, 3rd ﬂ. $189K. Lawrence @ Lee Bliss Realty 250-306-1945
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Open Houses SAT.AUG 13, 10AM-NOON. 305-2275 ATKINSON ST. NEW LISTING. Cherry Lane Towers, Hyde Park Bldg. Immaculately kept 2 bdrm, 2 bath, corner unit, 1240 sqft, 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 bldg. Asking $329,900. Call 250-486-2798. www.comfree.com #268690.
FAIRWAY Village Exec Condo. 2180sqft. Bright airy 2bd/ loft 3ba. Lndry Rm WD, den, Kit w nook,2 pantries, ss appl, LRm/DRm w gas fp. New gas HW tank & roof, 2 pkng + extra storage. 3 decks.On PGCC in quiet complex. Lovely W. views. No pet, rent, age restrictions. Ample room to install stair lift if needed. Strata fees: 295./mo. $429,900.00 obo neg. owner contact: email@example.com for pics/info or 250 492-7011
KEREMEOS - Riverside RV Park, lot + trailer with river view $115,000. amenities incl. indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, lodge, workshop, guest rooms + library. Call Howard or Eleanor 250499-5982.
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Apt/Condo for Rent
RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Downtown: 1 bdrm +bach, f/s, a/c, July 1 - Lakeshore Towers: 1 bdrm, decks, incl. pkg. ............................. w/den, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, 6th floor, $645.00 - $685.00 incl. util & cable exec. condo, incl. ammenities, pkg & storage. ....................$115000 +elec. Sept. 1 Bassett St. 2 Bdrm, 1 bath Hse, f/s, w/d, fenced yard, lane Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, 4th floor, f/s, a/c, secure building & parking. Avail. Sept. 1 access ..................... $825.00 + util. ...............................$685.00 incl. water Property Management
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BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue
Cable & All Utilities Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony
Move In Incentive Available immediately… 2 Bedroom
1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-770-1331 1 bdrm character apt. Historic building, Uplands area. $825, burgundy walls, oak ﬂoors, on bus route. Seek clean, quiet, respectful person, n/p, n/s. (250)492-6319 2 BDRM, newly reno’d, np/ns, 1 cov’d prkg, avail now. $800 util; 1yr lease. 250-770-2003 Penticton
2bdrm, 2ba condo w/secure ug parking, ns, np. $1000/mo. +util., Seeking good, long term people., 250-490-8512. 2bdrm condo, 2 decks, 2ba, w/d, top ﬂoor, great views of Penticton & OK Lake, furnished, $1495/mo., email: firstname.lastname@example.org, avail. Sept. 1st 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 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 Newly renovated 2 bdrm, 2 bath, laundry, large patio, u/g parking, across street from Skaha Lake. Avail immed. Rent neg. (250)493-5986
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Homes for Rent
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Sept 1. Condo. 2bd, 2bth. Incl outdr pool, WD, FS, DW, Sat TV. NP, NS. Near H2O. $1050. Call 250-764-0801
2BED 2bath + loft home for rent. Close to schools, downtown and okanagan lake. This home offers central air, full yard, wired shop/shed, luandry, d/w, f, s, and ﬁreplace. Availble sept 1st. $1400.00 per month+utilities and deposit. 250-814-4016 4BD, 2BTH 2000sqf house in a quiet residential area, partially renovated, available sep 1. $1600 + utilities. References required. 250.492-5973
1200 sqft downtown Penticton store front. Price $10/sqft, parking. 250-4928324, 250-809-0728
5 bdrm, 1800 sf, 5 applis, a/c, u/g irrigation, n/s, Kilwinning area, avail immed. Refs req’d $1600/mo +utils.250-493-1189
2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/ofﬁce spaces avail on Government St., Penticton, 1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 800sqft shop, front exposure, o/h door, parking, $475/mo.+ triple net, & 1200sq.ft 250809-0728, (250)492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319
Cottages / Cabins 1bdrm cottage, 4kms south of Oliver, available immediately, $400 (250)498-4671 after 6pm
Duplex / 4 Plex BRIGHT, spacious downtown, 3bdrm upper ﬂoor duplex, OK Lake view, master bedroom has ensuite, walk-in closet & balcony, 5appl, ac, gas fp, new laminate ﬂooring, ns, no pets, Avail. now, $1100/mo, 250-493-5161 SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $775+ util., (250)494-9331
House has inlaw suite for extended family, 790 E.Duncan Ave. 3 br + den, 2 ba, all appl. non smokers, n/p, refs req. Long term. $1600. Avail Oct 1. (250)492-4832 KEREMEOS, newly renovated 2bdrm, large deck and yard, great view $700+ util. incl. call 250-809-1185 PENTICTON 2 bedrm furnished cottage on Skaha Lake. Sept. 6 May 31, 2012. $795/month plus utilities, n/s n/p. 1-250-477-4419
Penticton, 1bdrm or furnished 2bdrm near OK Lake, nice yard, bus stop, lease until May 31/12, ref’s req., $825+util. (1bdrm), $925+util. (2bdrm furnished), email@example.com or leave message, 604-467-3928 WINTER Rental. Heritage Home. $1350.00 a month. Sep 1st to June 30th. 4 bedrooms. 2 baths. Fully furnished. Quiet with lovely valley views. Close to city center. Surrounded by orchards. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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3bdrm modular home, $875/mo. Avail. Aug. 25 min out of Penticton(250)497-8957
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Kaleden, new furn bach suite, deck lakeview priv. ent 5 appl parking ns np.Mature female pref. $700/mo util/sat TV incl Ref req Aug 1. 250-497-5016
Townhouses 298-296 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, Rent starts at $1100. Call 250-4901215 OR 250-490-1700
Suites, Lower 1250sqft suite, private patio, lake view, f/s, w/d, d/w, gas f/p, internet/cable include. $1150/mo + dd. n/s, n/p, Avali. Sept. 01. 250-492-2915
Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton
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Roommate wanted, prefer single professional, non-smoker, quiet person, furnished, shared kitchen, rural Summerland, call 250-770-0834
1990 Blue Miata convertible, 146K, exc. cond. $4500. 250558-8400. Summer Fun!!! 1995 Mazda Millenia. Low kms Exc Cond. Super charged engine. Over $9500 repairs. $7000 obo. 250-542-2292 1995 torch red conv. corvette 60kms! Beautiful condition, must sell $13,500 OBO 250486-4404 2002 Beetle 2Lt turbo, 5sp, 96K, Exc. Cond. $8500. (250)549-7191
1983 Midnite Maxim 750, new windsheild, bags, battery, runs great. $1800. (250)503-2160 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, over $30,000 spent, $12,900, 250-490-6046 $AVE. 2011 Electric Scooters $995 - $1495 Clearance kids ATV’s & Dune Buggies, $995-$1495 www.scoot4u.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123
Avail Aug 15, 2 rms. in 1/2 duplex, 1 only $450 or both $500. prefer working female, n/s, n/p, incl w/d, internet, cable & util. 250-493-5108
2BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $850/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 after 4pm
2009 Ford Fusion, V6, AWD, heated leather seats, sunroof, cruise control. Miles/gal 22 city, 38 Hwy. Only 47,000km. call 250-838-7905. Can be seen at 846 Mabel Lake Rd outside Enderby near Ashton Creek Store. Asking $19,900.
1976 Holiday trailer, new tires, ready to roll, must be sold, sleeps 4.$3900. 250-497-5990 1993 Nomad 17ft, mint condition, sleeps 4, fully loaded holiday trailer, must be seen to be appreciated, cell 250-4623590, Home 778-476-7672 1993 Yellow Stone 25’ MH, 97,075 km, good shape, $15,000. obo (250)542-6399 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $8,500 obo. 250-306-1434 1999 19B Nash, fridge, stove, oven, microwave, sleeps 5, 4000lbs. Front double couch. stb/jacks, full rear bath. Exc cond. $8500. (250)545-5864 2004 26.5’ Topaz LE Triple E 5th Wheel, large slide. Exc. cond. $18,000. (250)545-1110
1990 Buick Celebrity, a/c, pwr options,good condition $2000. 778-476-0111or250-487-0373.
1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winﬁeld, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-306-4417 evenings
2000 Pontiac Sunﬁre GT, lady driven, exc. condition, loaded, sun-roof, 122,000kms, great in snow, black, $3200, (250)4976308, serious buyers only
1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail. now, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $650/mo, avail now 250-4922908 or 250-490-1025
2002 Ford Mustang, standard, red, 129KM, 2 sets tires. Great shape! $8000. 250-938-2321
1BDRM suite, sep entry, avail early Sept-June 30, semi furn, new kitchen,, incl util n/s, cats ok $675, perfect for college student, Al 250-809-4400
2004 Cavalier 4-dr auto, 109,000 km, excellent condition. $4950. (250)938-2241
2BDRM basement suite, close to Cherry Lane, $800incl. util incl. Avail now 250-486-7861
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Bright, clean, newly reno’d 1 bdr, 2 balconies, priv. ent. utils/cable incl. pets optional n/s. Avail. immed. 250-4927842 or 250-486-6211
Official Community Plan & Zoning Amendment Application
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3440 Arawana Road & 3480 Arawana Forestry Road Naramata, Electoral Area ‘E’ Plan 1190, District Lot 2711, Subsidy Lot 14, Except Plan A62, 29843, 38736, KAP44343, KAP45544, KAP46231, KAP54137, KAP57167, KAP86517, SDYD (3440 Arawana Road); Lot A, Plan KAP58675, District Lot 3474, SDYD (3480 Arawana Forestry Road); and District Lot 3474, SDYD, Except Plans KAP44343 and KAP59640.
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Wednesday August 17, 2011
Amendment Bylaw No. 2458.03, 2011: to amend the OCP Bylaw by changing the land use designation of the subject properties from part Low Density Residential (LR) to part Conservation Area (CA), and part Large Holdings (LH) to part Small Holdings (SH). Amendment Bylaw No. 2459.06, 2011: to amend the Zoning Bylaw by adding a new Zoning District entitled ‘Small Holdings Five (SH5) Zone’; and by changing the zoning designation of the subject properties from: x part Resource Area (RA) to part Small Holdings Five Site Specific (SH5s);
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part Small Holdings (SH2), part Residential Single Family One (RS1), and part Residential Single Family One Site Specific (RS1s) to Conservation Area (CA); and
part Resource Area (RA) to part Resource Area Site Specific (RAs).
The Site Specific component of the proposed SH5s zoning that is to be applied to the subject properties is to limit the number of parcels to 41; and to allow not more than eight (8) parcels to have a minimum parcel size of between 1,500 m 2 and 2,020 m2 (whereas the proposed SH5 Zone only allows for a minimum parcel size of 2,020 m 2). The Site Specific component of the proposed RA zoning that is to be applied to the subject properties is to permit for the development of a sewage treatment plant. Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008: from: part Resource Area (RA) to: part Small Holdings Five Site Specific (SH5s)
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VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw Nos. 2458.03 & 2459.06, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.
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Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008: from: part Resource Area (RA) to: part Resource Area Site Specific (RAs)
Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008: from: part Residential Single Family One (RS1) and Residential Single Family One Site Specific (RS1s) to: Conservation Area (CA)
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Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120, licensed & insured, more weight, more money, (250)328-8697, Penticton
Sport Utility Vehicle 1997 Ford Explorer 4x4, 209k, good cond. asking $2700. 250-545-0100, 250-550-6813 2001 Nissan Pathﬁnder, white, very good cond. $9000 OBO 250-486-4404
Trucks & Vans 1977 GMC pickup, 2wd, 305V8, auto, runs good, body in good shape, $1000 (250)809-1872 1979 International hiab crane truck, only 80,000kms, $12,500. 250-493-4347 or 250-492-5496 1994 Ranger 4x4 5-speed, 193,494 km, new clutch $3800. obo (250)542-6399 Ford Econoline 2ton van, pwr/steering, pwr/brakes, 9 doors,brown, 4 new tires.Runs good, radio & tape deck, bucket seats, single exhaust. $350 obo. 250-462-4415
Utility Trailers Starlite, Enclosed Car Trailer, fully loaded. 1,000 miles $12000 obo (250)275-4809
Boats 12ft aluminum car topper with oars, $600, also large utility trailer, $600 (with running lights), (250)492-7808 1991 18’ Bayliner, bowrider, 4cyl, inboard/outboard, ex shape, EZ loader trailer, $9,500. 250-260-3323 or 250260-3446. 2007 Rinker Fiberglass bowrider, 22.5’ captiva w/trailer, like brand new, 260 hp, V8, Mercury leg, bimini top, parked at Mara Lake for viewing. (780) 499-0126. $28,000 no gst. obo.
BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best Beautiful Korean Girl, Ruby, 23 years old, 110 lbs, 5’4”, 34C-25-35, hot, sexy & lovely, 778-476-2232, available until Aug. 31 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 OPEN-MINDED Naughty Nadia; Petite blonde, blue-eyed Star, 24. Call 250-859-9584 XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant, Penticton & area (out calls), 250-809-7444
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BOSTON Whaler 285 Conquest Twin Mercury Verado 225’s Extended waranty till 2013. Tripple axle galvanized trailor. 545 hours. Terrace.BC. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org CAD 114 000
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 250-362-7681 or email email@example.com for more information
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2004 DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB 4X4 SLT
Location: Naramata Old Age Pensioners (OAP) Hall rd 330 3 Street (corner of Ritchie Avenue), Naramata, BC. PURPOSE: To amend the Electoral Area ‘E’ Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 2458, 2008, and Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008, to facilitate the subdivision of approximately 41 parcels as well as the creation or a conservation area for the purposes of preserving a wildlife corridor.
Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services
Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer
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Second Hand Consignment Store on 146 Ellis Street aka Dave’s Second Hand Store The owner of this building is attempting to ensure that all individuals that have personal effects on consignment at this store will have an opportunity to retrieve them. Terminal Bailiffs have been engaged to over see the return of all personal effects. Please contact Terminal Bailiffs at 250-493 2618 with a brief description of your goods and contact information. Proof of ownership will be required. You will be notiﬁed when you can attend the premises to pick up your personal goods.
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