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Former RCMP officer charged with murder SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

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Shocking and tragic — but also a potential call to action. That is the reaction of community members as news arose that the 56-year-old Penticton man charged with second-degree murder in relation to his common-law partner’s death used to be a Mountie. Keith Gregory Wiens turned himself into police Tuesday morning, when Penticton RCMP responded to a report that his 55-yearold partner Lynn Kalmring had been shot and killed. Wiens was arrested at the scene. E Division Cpl. Annie Linteau confirmed that Wiens is a retired RCMP officer who left the force in 2001, but wouldn’t release his service details. “His history with the RCMP has no relation or connection to the alleged offence that he’s being investigated for,” she said. One women’s safety advocate says she was surprised at the news, having worked with Wiens in his role at the Summerland RCMP detachment before his retirement and personally held him in high regard. Donna Henningson is the current resource co-ordinator of the South Okanagan Women in Need Society who first met Wiens more than a decade ago before she joined the women’s organization. He was a corporal and they worked together often. “I know the suspect is a good man. It doesn’t change the fact that a woman is dead,” Henningson said in offering her personal perspective on the news. “Though I know the suspect is a good man, through his work as a police officer, I’m not privy to his relationships at home. “How this case has struck me is it’s given me a deeper understanding. Men are people. Men are human, and help is needed for both men and women to prevent these tragedies and prevent this from really ruining lives — two

“I know the suspect is a good man. It doesn’t change the fact that a woman is dead.” — Donna Henningson lives here.” Wiens appeared in Penticton Law Courts Wednesday morning and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear next on Aug. 24. Henningson said seeing a retired police officer arrested should challenge the public’s need to see domestic violence cases in “blackand-white terms” and the accused as a “boogeyman.” The reality is no one is immune. “It could be the guy down the street you talk to every day. We’re not privy to the relationships at home. We don’t know what happens. We don’t know the stress people are under, if that’s the case and I’m speculating,” she said. “But they are people, they are human and help is needed for both men and women to prevent these tragedies.” The homicide is now the third violent incident against a female victim in as many weeks. A forcible confinement case of a woman and her young child drew national attention, followed by second sexual assault case in Okanagan Falls. Henningson hopes the incident at the gated community at Sandbridge spurs the South Okanagan into action. “I’m hoping the community can come together to do something really proactive, and I’m not talking vigilante here,” she said. “There are things that we can do as a community to sit down, talk together, bring every aspect of this community together and take some steps. What kind of community do we want here? “This isn’t Pollyanna. This is looking at what we want, and moving towards it.”


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Arrest doesn’t derail political aspirations Mayoral candidate caught up in juvenile prostitution investigation KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

In an unusual campaign tactic a past and potentially future mayoral candidate is stepping forward to discuss his arrest for procuring juvenile prostitution weeks before the matter gets to court. “I’m not hiding it, I am telling you right now. The thing is you can judge me at the polls if you don’t like what I have been charged with, or my particular type of behaviour then don’t vote for me,” said Benjamin Wolfe, who is still planning on running in November’s municipal elections. Wolfe, who ran for the City of Penticton mayor in 2008, told the Western News he is due in court on Sept. 7 for charges of procuring juvenile prostitution. “A lot of politicians or wanna-be politicians don’t come out with what is affecting their lives before they run or when they get elected. The press dig and find things out that negatively affect their profiles. So I am not afraid of the truth and I am not afraid of putting it out to the public,” said Wolfe. “What I want to basically give out to the public is I have been assumed to have committed this offence against the Criminal Code of juvenile prostitution. I am fully aware of my actions, my responsibility, the consequences and I don’t want people to think because there have been two violent rapes in this area here that I

am that type of person.” Wolfe said he has been accused of being a client, or John, of a minor under the age of 18. On July 22, Penticton RCMP arrested a Penticton man on charges of a parent/guardian procuring a child under the age of 18 for prohibited sexual activity and living on the avails of prostitution. His name is subject to a publication ban. “I was a client of hers. I employed her service not against her will. There was no alcohol or drugs involved. It was all consent, consent, consent,” said Wolfe, who intends to argue he was told she was of age. While one might assume his role in this evolving story would put him on the defensive, he’s instead questioning the efficiency of the Mounties. Wolfe pointed out the juvenile prostitution investigation started in late May and the man accused of being a pimp wasn’t apprehended until July 22. “The police drive by there all the time and they’ve seen her, but they waited two months to take any type of action. You don’t sit on that bench at 6:30 at night when there is no buses running and not know that is what she is dong. Girls do not sit on that bench just to take a rest. They sit at that bench by the Soupateria because they are working girls,” said Wolfe. RCMP issues aside, Wolfe said he’s concerned the allegation will impact his election results. “Because of what has happened with the two recent sexual assaults (David Bobbitt and Ronald Teneycke) ... they will take a very dim view of me. They will be disgusted with me. They will have no sympathy for me. Like





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Whalen said when it comes to a criminal record, you can only be disqualified from running for local government office if you are under a sentence for an indictable offence and are in custody or in prison. On the same note, if they are in office already and are convicted, they can stay as long as they aren’t going to jail. One example of this is Port Coquitlam Mayor Scott Young. He was found guilty of assault and sentenced to a one-year conditional sentence in 2008. Young kept his position despite calls for his resignation from the existing council. Provincial legislation does not give councillors the authority to remove someone from office unless they are absent for four consecutive meetings or away for 60 days. Under the Criminal Code of Canada procuring a juvenile for prostitution has a minimum sentence of six months and up to five years of jail time. In the 2008 election, Wolfe Mark Brett/Western News BENNY WOLFE announces his candidacy for mayor of finished last out of the five mayoral Penticton earlier this year. Wolfe says he will not let candidates with 96 votes. At that time he said he was the owner of his arrest for procuring a juvenile for prostitution a touring and guiding business that dash his political hopes. provided non-sexual companionship I say, I’m innocent until proven guilty and I for business people. He ran on a platform of will prove my innocence in a court of law,” eliminating red tape for businesses, eliminatsaid Wolfe. ing paid parking and building more affordable City of Penticton corporate officer Marjorie housing.




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Boarding house offers new lease on life SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

Ray really doesn’t want to return to the small space under a bridge he used to call home. Now 62 and arthritic, the bearded man quietly yet frankly walks through a past most would rather not reveal as their own: drowning under bills, garnished wages, homelessness, drug use to escape, dealing to maintain a supply and disinterest in life in general. “Four or five years ago I didn’t give a rip about anything. I was too high on crack cocaine. I dunno; I gave up, I guess,” he says, hands folded in his lap. He roamed from town to town for years. But the wayfaring life of “a real bad addict” caught up to him, and Ray decided to go clean last year — giving up drug use and dealing. He scraped by on social assistance until motels in town went to summer rates a few months ago. That’s when he first walked in the door of Winnipeg Manor. “I feel safe here. I feel secure here. I like my rooming neighbours. We all respect each other,” Ray said, adding his health is improving and he’s connecting to services in town. “I need this place. I like this place. I can’t see what’s wrong with it.” Penticton council voted Monday to place a notice on title at 597 Winnipeg St. and suspend the rooming house’s business licence, citing health and safety code violations found during inspections initiated from a complaint about construction without permits. But Winnipeg Manor residents are speaking out, saying the city is being too heavy-handed and risks unsettling the balance low-income individuals have struck in an attempt to find affordable housing. “If this place isn’t here, then it’s going to cost taxpayers nothing but money,” says Al, another resident who also does tile work around the house. “Any house, if you went in and inspected, you would find something.” A man introduces himself as “Little Mikey,” and explains he landed in Penticton last month from Vancouver in search of work. “If the town shuts this place down, they’re going to have people sleeping in bushes again,” he says. The owner of the rooming house, Dennis Hildebrand, said dealing with the city has been difficult — saying bylaw officers have been quick to judge him and rough on residents.

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RAY IS AMONG the tenants of a Winnipeg Street rooming house worried about the future of their home and where they will live if the facility is closed or sold. City of Penticton staff have identified a number of concerns about the building which need to be corrected.

“Unless the city plans on building low-income housing, then let me be and allow this house to exist for what it was built,” he says. “Even if these guys could get any money for housing, then they wouldn’t have any money for food.” Ray nods. He describes trying to pay his bills on $610 a month. After the $500 rent he pays to Hildebrand and a $20 damage deposit, he has $90 to live on for the month — or $3 a day. Trying to find a place for less than $600 a month is next to impossible, he says. “There’s no places in town that will rent to those like us.” Mayor Dan Ashton said he’s not surprised to hear residents like the boarding house, but they are responsible for public safety. “That’s one of the difficulties. I’m very sure City of Penticton officials and city council understand there’s a need for it, however, attached to that need has to be the safety of the individuals,” he said. “We’re not prepared to take the chance. Just like anybody, there’s rules and regulations with public safety. That’s the issue that has to be addressed here, is the safety of those tenants.” Coun. Garry Litke used to sit on the city’s social development housing committee, which tried to advocate for more rental housing given recent zero vacancy rates. He says housing must meet the safety provisions in the building code whether the town is grappling with a rental squeeze or not. “I have sympathy for those who are having difficulty finding affordable accommodation. But we’re not going to put their lives in jeopardy. There’s got to be safer solutions for them,” he said, adding some social service agencies like the Salvation Army tailor offerings according to individuals with unique needs. “There Mark Brett/Western News are places where people can go without putting TIM SPENDS a bit of time at the piano in one of the common areas of their lives in jeopardy. Maybe people don’t Winnipeg Manor. know those options are out there.”

Hildebrand said he has been working to ensure safety by upgrading the building. He expressed frustration with keeping up with city demands, as communication was impeded due to the Canada Post labour dispute earlier this summer. “These people think I’m ignoring all these letters to the city, but I didn’t get my mail for a month because of the postal (lockout),” he said, adding he is being fined $600 daily for the infractions. The total is nearing $20,000. “They fined me and brought it to collections before I had a chance to contest it. “It’s become personal. They don’t like me.” From the outside, passersby could note a sprinkled lawn, flowers, manicured shrubs and a garden with rows of corn. Al explains that everyone gets their own plot to grow vegetables, in addition to cleaning duties around the house. “Everyone has a little job,” he said. A tour of the main floor revealed a completely remodelled bathroom for residents, a security camera in the hall, hygienic rooms and even a piano in the hallway occasionally played by boarders. (The basement, where the main points of contention exist with the city, was not included in the tour.) Hildebrand says he has installed smoke detectors and alarms, and has fire extinguishers on site. He said he plans on locking up the basement and going back to the original business licence that allows for eight boarders maximum, compared to the 11 he was licensed for previously. But by doing that, Hildebrand doesn’t know if he can cover his costs. “Some of the residents don’t pay rent,” he said, adding he charges what they can afford and oftentimes boarders are late with payments. “So cutting it down by three rooms is tough.” Residents who are wondering if they will be homeless soon are also hoping the situation can be resolved quickly and without additional stress. “Dennis, he’s always been good to me,” Ray said, recalling how he once had his bike stolen and Hildebrand brought him a replacement the next day. “It takes people to say, ‘Leave this guy alone. He’s doing good for society,’” Al said.


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POOL SLATED FOR CLOSURE — Swimmers enjoy the warm waters of Penticton’s new aquatic centre. Portions of the facility will be closed down at the end of this month for warranty inspection, some re-tiling and other minor work. The leisure pool and waterslide will be closed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 11, while the main pool, hot tub and saunas will be closed from 4 p.m. Sept. 2 to Sept. 11.

Teen killed on Osoyoos Lake KRISTI PATTON

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A mix of late-night boating and alcohol is being investigated as possible reasons for the death of an 18-year-old man tubing on Osoyoos Lake. RCMP were called to a marine incident on the south side of Osoyoos Lake near Haynes Point. Three 18-year-old men being pulled on a tube behind a 20-foot Bay Karavan Bowrider were struck by the bow of a 15-foot Stingray. An 18-year-old Mission man is dead as a result of the incident. No one else was injured in the crash. Cpl. Annie Linteau said the owner and operator of the Stingray, a 27-year-old man from Alberta, has been released from custody as RCMP continue to investigate the dangerous operation of a vessel causing death. Charges may also be considered against the operator of the Karavan Bowrider, also an 18-yearold from Mission, as it appears that he was operating the boat without the required licence, without lights and without the required spotter. Linteau said alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in the incident and the name of the deceased is

not being released pending notification of next of kin. “Over the past few weeks the RCMP have responded to a number of incidents on B.C.’s waterways where both boaters and people enjoying the water have been put at risk,” said Linteau. “Safety on and around the water is everybody’s responsibility.” This isn’t the first incident of careless people on Osoyoos Lake this year. Just last Friday a man came close to drowning on the lake after his flotation device flipped well off shore of the public swimming area. Transport Canada and the Oliver/Osoyoos RCMP were conducting checks of pleasure crafts on Osoyoos Lake when one of the boating safety officers noticed an overturned toy dinghy and an adult man floundering in the water. “The male was in distress and was struggling to stay above water,” said Cpl. Mike Field of the Oliver/ Osoyoos RCMP. The Transport Canada Patrol vessel responded to the 43-year-old male from South Surrey and officers noted him signaling for help. Field said the man was out of breath and had just enough strength to grab

onto one of the boat lines. “Given the circumstances, it was felt the male would have drowned had the patrol vessel not been there to assist,” said Field. A boating safety officer and RCMP officer lifted the man into the patrol boat and brought him and his dinghy back to shore. The man received no injuries and did not require medical attention. Transport Canada officials are reminding the public that toy inflatable dinghies and other such devices are designed for use in shallow water in designated swimming areas. “There have been several deaths this summer where people using these devices navigate out in the middle of lakes or drown in fastflowing rivers without proper safety precautions,” said Field. Chris Marrie, Transport Canada boating safety officer, said increased education, awareness and enforcement patrols by RCMP has been a focus on Osoyoos Lake. “Last year it was noted that Osoyoos Lake had the lowest compliance rate of any interior lake visited by Transport Canada. This year, while compliance was not great, it was noticeably improved,” said Marrie.

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Recent violence no cause for panic


kanagan residents could be forgiven for wondering what the heck is going on in their once-idyllic corner of paradise. Fear and violence have replaced fun in the sun as what’s making headlines in the Okanagan this summer. A proliferation of high-profile and violent crimes have left many fearing that big-city problems are encroaching on the once sleepy tourist destination. Gunshots rang out in the gated community of Sandbridge on Penticton’s South Main Street early Tuesday. The shooting claimed the life of a 55-year-old Penticton woman, with her 56-year-old common-law husband charged with the murder. That incident came less than 48 hours after a hail of bullets flew outside the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel in Kelowna, leaving notorious gangster Jonathan Bacon dead and Hells Angels member Larry Amero in critical condition. The shootings came as a shock to the community still reeling from a pair of violent sexual assaults and the police warning of another potential high-risk offender living within our midst. The immediate reaction to the recent proliferation of violence is to question what is becoming of this place we call home. And what can be done to prevent the outbreak of violent crime from spreading even further. The truth is nothing significant has changed in the community that would lead to the recent spike in violent crime, and very little can be done to assure ourselves that we wont see more blood unnecessarily shed in the future. No community is immune to the issue of domestic violence and the potential for sexual predators to be living among us. The same lure that fills our beaches with tourists can also draw gang members to our streets. So while these latest incidents shouldn’t be viewed as a reason to spread panic through the community, they should serve as a reminder that we are not isolated from society’s dangers and we must ensure that we take every available precaution as we continue to go about our daily lives.

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The secret shame of a Jersey Shore fan


ver eight million people can’t be wrong, can they? You may profess to your closest friends that you don’t watch Jersey Shore, but someone is because it’s one of the highest rated programs on cable television. And, its most recent season opener had 8.8 million sets of eyes glued to the screen. Despite the looks of shame and finger-wagging I expect for saying this, I excitedly tune in to MTV on Thursday (known as Jersday to Shore fans). For those unaware, the Jersey Shore is a “reality” show following a group of eight young adults who deal with being shoved into a house together and let the partying, drama, raunchy antics and fights ensue. This “cast” of characters includes Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi, Mike (The Situation) Sorrentino, Paul (DJ Pauly D) DelVecchio, Jennifer (JWoww) Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Deena Nicole Cortese and Sammi (Sweetheart) Giancola — Angelina Pivarnick left the show in season two. Their day-to-day lives circle around the mantra of gym, tan, laundry (GTL is one of their coined phrases) and to “never


fall in love at the Shore,” in Seaside Heights, New Jersey — the cast also spent a season in Miami and currently are in Italy. The show has been criticized for its portrayal of Italian-Americans (only two members are actually that) which some of the cast refer to ‘guidos’ and ‘guidettes’ and for giving those who frequent the Jersey Shore a bad name. Still each week I tune in, or tune out if you look at it on the flip side. If I want to be distracted from the mess in the world with something it’s the Jersey Shore. But why has it become a pop culture phenomenon? If you look at it in terms of a traditional TV show, it has all the makings of a hit. One television

critic goes as far as calling it today’s Friends, replacing the New York-based Central Perk crew with a group in Seaside working at a T-shirt shop. The Jersey Shore also has all the characteristics of many popular young adult romp comedies. Think American Pie, Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Common threads are sex, romance, conflict, girlfriend/boyfriend drama, good looking cast members and the trials and tribulations of growing up. You name it and the Jersey Shore has it. But it isn’t only just those themes that seem to keep people grasping for more. For all the shallowness the cast seems to have — fake boobs, endless bottles of bronzer and spray tanning sessions, guys spending hours blowing out their hair perfectly, skimpy outfits barely covering their bodies — they do have their moments of sweetness. The guys on this show cook a family dinner every Sunday for the housemates, some are self-professed mama’s boys and daddy’s girls, and who isn’t endeared with a cast member upset when grace isn’t said at the table. The real reason for the

Jersey Shore’s popularity, I believe, is being able to relate and distinguish yourself from the cast. At some point in time everyone has known the athletic guy who thinks he is God’s gift, the girl who is catty and pretentious and the friend at the nightclub who needs a babysitter. The cast has such obvious flaws that it also makes us feel better about ourselves while yelling advice at the TV on what they should do next. For certain they are in on the joke. Snooki with her high pouf hair, Pauly D with his own unique hairdo, Ronnie’s muscular “juicehead” physique, Mike’s crazy-cut abs and on and on. Each of them play up their personalities and, as admitted by the producer of the show, sometimes get influenced — even if ever so slightly — to go a certain direction. Endless reruns of Friends or spin-offs and spin-offs of crime dramas just don’t cut it. For me, I will proudly fist pump until my arm falls off. Yes, I watch the show and I know it’s idiotic, mindless and ridiculous. And that is what I like most about it. Kristi Patton is a reporter with the Penticton Western News.

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City needs youthful injection Last weekend’s Sound of Summer music festival was cancelled. Although many people wanted it to happen, including myself, after all the negative publicity about it supposedly being cancelled after a venue change I guess it was inevitable. As a summer student working downtown for the summer I just want to say that the vibe in Penticton this summer was a lot mellower. By that I mean the number of tourists visiting the Okanagan was substantially less, especially in a prime spending group; those between 20 and 30. Penticton is a wonderful place to live as well as retire. However, the senior age bracket does not keep the economy moving, and if citizens of Penticton want to have the public and private services we have, we need to invite money to be invested here. All said and done, I can assume the local businesses still did OK so far this summer, but did not thrive as is the history here in Peach City. I think that is due to the fact that there was not enough support from the City of Penticton and the

Land struggles persist Canada is a sovereign country, and every person whose parents were Canadian citizens at the time of their birth are Canadians. So are those people who have entered Canada over the years and have since applied for and become citizens. If the ‘world court’ will accept that powers vested in the federal and provincial governments as outlined in the Constitution Act of Canada has any merit, we as Canadians are obliged to recognize that and conduct ourselves accordingly. No exceptions. We can argue till the end of the day about status. The reality is that we all came from somewhere else at some point in time, Indians and Eskimos included. We could then argue that we are all indigenous, aboriginals, and/or natives. More importantly, we are all Canadians. We all have this in common: none of us had any choice regarding whether or not we wanted to come to this earth in the first place, let alone where we arbitrarily would arrive. Regardless of where we came from and when, while we contemplate the issues related to lands and claims, it’s important to keep in mind that while we all have some rights, we also have responsibilities. Regardless of who we are and where we came from, we are all responsible for our own well-being and for those we bring into this world. Again — no exceptions. The struggle for land and political power between the federal and provincial governments and the Natives has only started, and the time is long overdue to settle these issues. We can argue the French and the British never had any rights to colonize Canada in the first place. We can further argue that our current federal government has no right to continue to colonize Canada, while at the same time proposing to settle issues of land and other claims. To add to the confusion, our provincial government is now recognizing groups of Natives as 7

greater Penticton community in terms of event planning within the city this summer. The fact that Kelowna can host an event like Centre of Gravity, selling over 15,000 tickets, bring people from all around Canada and the U.S. and fuel millions of dollars into the economy and Penticton can’t even host a bikini contest is outrageous. Fact of the matter is that we need to bring new and exciting events into this city, whether that means attracting experienced promoters/event planners or we need to help build events from the ground up, offering support to new and upcoming promoters/event planners. Although Sound of Summer would have brought a lot of good talent here, I think perhaps it was unreasonable to have such a large event right off the bat. Hopefully someone will step up the plate next year to host an event that can keep everyone happy: city council, the police and the seniors alike — so we can continue to attract the tourism dollars to keep our great city thriving.

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Drivers over a barrel As a former business owner, I agree with businesses making a profit. This Penticton gas thing is not a profit. It is a total rip-off. Prior to the August long weekend when oil prices were lowering, the local stations all lowered their prices to $1.21 or $1.22 for regular gas. Within days, and surprising enough the day before the long weekend, prices dramatically increased to $1.29. They have stayed that way to this day. I had to travel to the North Okanagan for a weekend function in Armstrong and the dramatic price change made me angry enough to write this letter. All Penticton and Summerland stations are price fixed at $1.29, and 20 minutes down the road you arrive in Westbank where all stations are $1.19 with one even down to $1.18 per liter. Through Kelowna, Winfield, Vernon and Armstrong there was at least a variety of pricing from $1.19 to $ 1.24 and these stations must be operating at a profit. That means we are all being taken for up to 10 cents per litre or $6 to $7 per fill up of your average car. That’s a pretty good rip-off. Garry Brunner Naramata

Employers also to blame In the letter to the editor titled “Labour laws need change” printed in Aug. 12 issue of the Western News, the author states in part “the asinine tactic of striking”. He forgot to mention that the employer also has the right to use the “asinine tactic” of locking out their employees, such as was the cause of Canada Post shutting down. The writer, referring to a postal worker, states: “The world does not care about your needs.” Well, I certainly care. I want to see every employee in this country make a good wage so they can pay their

share of taxes. I also would like to see every employee paying into a defined pension plan so at the end of the day they wouldn’t be a burden to the taxpayer. Also stated in the above mentioned letter is union “membership should be a choice and not forced on prospective employees”. I certainly have no qualms against any employee not wanting to belong to a union, but such an employee that wants to enjoy the wages and benefits that were negotiated by a union may well risk producing hypocrisy’s finest hour. These kind of people are not uncommon in the work world. There are also many small businesses that prefer to work for cash under the table because they don’t want to pay income tax, but still enjoy the infrastructure and services that tax dollars provide. Personally, I think it would be great if there were no unions at all. Unfortunately, the fact remains that unions are a product of the mismanagement of employees. And to get rid of unions, bad employers would have to go first. That might require a change in government. Stuart Reed Keremeos

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Council soaks in xeriscape plan SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

No watering and less caretaking may add up to a xeriscape, but it doesn’t equal unanimous support from Penticton city. Council agreed to postpone the vote on whether to amend a landscape plan for 403 Churchill Ave., where developers decided to water down landscape features in the name of conservation of both environmental and monetary resources. Developers Eric Paakspuu and Rob Milanovic explained to council that they had begun building the 20-unit apartment building last summer, but decided in fall that they wanted to move the project ahead of schedule. That meant hitting up the nursery for plants during the off-season, which didn’t have as great a selection in November. They chose instead to embrace the concept of xeriscaping — a landscape design that requires little to no irrigation to sustain plant life — with large shot rock, decorative grasses and evergreen trees. “We had an opportunity to do absolute xeriscape, and we thought that would help the community,� Paakspuu said, explaining it would not require sprinkling like lawns. “We don’t want turf. There’s no live-in manager, so we want to keep costs down to a minimum. If we put turf in there, we would have to bring someone in every week to do something we were looking to avoid.� City planning technologist Blake Laven, however, recommended in his written report to council that the Come Glide, Twirl and Spin with us

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application to amend the plan be denied, noting the design was “rough and imposing, and detracts from an otherwise well-designed and attractive building.â€? Milanovic said many of the plants placed amongst the rocks have not matured and, therefore, current pictures aren’t a good indicator of the design’s esthetics in the years to come. Neighbours they surveyed approved of the current look, he said. He explained that the building features paths from the street to exterior entrances, much akin to townhouse designs. But those paths chopped up the landscape into small strips rather than large chunks, which would have then required approximately 36 sprinkler heads to properly irrigate. That’s why they went with the easiest solution of xeriscaping, Milanovic explained. “They (turf strips) would be hard to maintain, hard to irrigate and an eyesore if not looked after properly,â€? he said. Coun. Judy Sentes said she was frustrated with the process. “I was truly surprised to see how early this landscaping went in,â€? she said, questioning why the developers would change a landscape plan already approved by the city. “We approved a plan, and the plan is meant to bring harmony to the neighbourhood,â€? Coun. Garry Litke said. “It doesn’t seem very friendly, very inviting ‌ I don’t have a huge problem with the street, but the issue I have is thinking of the people who have to live there.â€? “Evidently they’ve got that place fully rented, so they (future residents) really don’t care what we think of it,â€? Coun. Mike Pearce said, adding he felt the developers were trying to keep water conservation top of mind. Pearce moved to postpone the vote, allowing the developer time to work with staff to consider lowermaintenance options like artificial turf. Council voted in favour of postponement, with Litke the lone opponent.

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vibe in there.â€? Western News Staff And on the two other stages set up near Westminister and Wade Even if you’re not Avenues, a variety of taking part in the race, the local performers will be annual street party that entertaining the crowds, kicks off Ironman weekwhich Gettens estimates end is going to be the at over 7000 people. place to be on Aug. 26. “Papa Wheely, that’s Two blocks of Main a local band and they Street will be closed do great rock covers, so off for the party, which they are going to get the is organized by the party started there. They Downtown Penticton are going to be closer to Association, and boast Westminster Avenue. And three separate stages with on the other side, up by entertainment and fun for Wade, Kinship returns,â€? four solid hours starting she said. at 6 p.m. on the Friday “They’re a Celtic rock night. band from Kelowna and “The main thing is they have played with that it’s a free event for some really great musieverybody and a celebracians. They were here last tion of community,â€? said year and they just kept Riley Gettens, marketthe whole street jumping ing director for the DPA. to the party with their She isn’t sure, however, bagpipes.â€? how many years the party In all there will be has been a feature of the eight acts performing on Ironman Weekend. the stages, including a “It definitely precedes number of local favourall of us here in the office; ites, like Lou Lou and it’s been a pretty long the Scrappers, About tradition,â€? said Gettens. Time, Ari Neufeld, The “I’m not sure when it first Darylectones and Kirk started. But that’s the way Dixon. with a lot of the things we During breaks find downtown. We’ve between acts, there will got these great Penticton Steve Kidd/Western News still be lots going on, traditions and then we DONNALEE DAVIDSON, spinning ďŹ re to light up the night, will be just one of with with a variety of just keep them going.â€? performances from local One of the modern a huge lineup of performers for the street party next Friday. groups like Get Bent traditions of the party is There will be lots for them to do. In Belly Dancing, Bahiti Dancing, Okanagan the art stations spread throughout the party, where kids can do chalk art on the streets addition to the music, there are bouncy School of Dance and fire spinning by to welcome the athletes as they head for castles, face painting, giant game boards Donnalee Davidson. and more; over a dozen kids activities. Gettens said putting the party together the finish line of the day-long race. And then, there is the music. One of is a lot of fun. What’s new this year, however, is the “It’s a lot of work, but we’ve got a time; this year’s party starts an hour ear- the main areas will be Nanaimo Square, lier, at 6 p.m., though it still runs until 10 where DJ Skakes is setting up, and bring- great team. It’s just such a great feel for p.m. — an extra hour of party time, giv- ing in Jake Evans and his crew to do some this event,â€? she said. “We definitely have our visitors, but there are so many locals ing families with young children a better breakdancing. “Last year that was really popular. It’s that come out. This is just such a great chance to share in the fun. “We had some requests from families,â€? kind of his little ultimate dance party,â€? way to wrap up summer and just celebrate said Gettens. “They had such a good time, said Gettens. “We put a tent over Nanaimo Penticton. It’s just such a great place to but they had to get their kids to bed. But Square, so it’s kind of like an outdoor live and we have so much stuff to do in nightclub for families. It’s a really cool the summer.â€? they could have come earlier.â€? STEVE KIDD


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Festival of the Tomato re- Film wastes more than 30 minutes turns to the Okanagan D Western News Staff

The Festival of the Tomato returns to Covert Farms Saturday with a day filled with entertainment of all kinds and fun. This festival is returning with many of the amazing tomato kid’s activities and crafts people grew to love but with a few new twists. There are acoustic acts all afternoon with Billy Walker, Ernie Peterson, The Cory Douglas Mclean Project, and Emily Spiller. And starting at 6 p.m, two funk bands, Lobo Blanco and Five Alarm Funk, will take over the stage. All throughout the day DJ Timothy Wisdom will be spinning discs until he finishes the night off. This fun family festival also has an exquisite culinary competition. The Chef Competition has sessions beginning at 1, 2 and 3 p.m., with the winner being announced at 4 p.m. There are three local chefs competing, including Jeremy Luypen, chef and proprietor of Terrfaina Restaurant, Chris Remington, chef at the Penticton

Lakeside Resort, and Chris Van Hooydonk, the chef of the Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. And if watching the chefs cook makes you hungry, there will be barbecue fair food available, with fresh organic fruit and veggies from the farm itself), as well as roasted organic corn. If you get thirsty, there is also local wine and beer tasting from noon to 6 p.m. featuring Dunham & Froese, Desert Hills, Tinhorn Creek, Riverstone, Gehringer Bros., Hester Creek, Silver Sage, Golden Hills, The Cannery, Barley Mill and Tin Whistle. Profits from this event are going to the Okanagan Children’s Charity. The tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, and kids 15 and under are free with their parents. There is onsite camping that is free with the ticket purchase. Tickets are available online and at the gate. Camping reservations can be made online only at

id Jessie Eisenberg lose a bet? 30 Minutes or Less isn’t an awful film, mind you. An ‘80s-style caper comedy with a penchant for sailor talk, it’s passable if you’re in the mood for such an animal. But don’t forget, Eisenberg was up for an Oscar mere months ago. Love it or hate it, you’ve gotta admit that 30 Minutes or Less isn’t just a step down from where this guy has been, it’s like he tumbled down a whole flight of stairs, landing on his head at the bottom. However, the dude’s presence is good news for the film, ‘cause he’s great in it — miscast, maybe, but great nonetheless. Eisenberg plays Nick, a 20-something slacker who delivers pizzas in sleepy Grand Rapids, Mich. His ho-hum existence gets a good jolt when he’s kidnapped by two bumbling schemers (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson), stuffed into a bomb vest and ordered to come up with $100,000 or they’ll blow him to pieces. Terrified, Nick turns to his best friend, elementary school teacher Chet (Aziz Ansari), and asks him to

AZIZ ANSARI (left) and Jesse Eisenberg star in 30 Minutes or Less.

assist in robbing a bank so he can hand off the loot. Meantime, McBride, wanting the cash so he can hire a hitman to kill his rich bully father (Fred Ward) and collect his inheritance, doesn’t take into account the many ways such a plan could backfire, because … well, because he’s an idiot. I probably don’t need to tell you, 30 Minutes or Less is one of those exercises that dangles a few sub-plots and has them all colliding on the home stretch in one big chaotic kablam. Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and writer Michael Diliberti rub enough pol-

ish on this thing that they’ll try to fool you that it’s a slick, much more intelligent vehicle than what appears. Well, don’t buy it. The brains involved in assembling 30 Minutes or Less could fit into a Kinder egg. What it does have going for it is a real bounce in its step. A good burst of energy at every turn masks a lot of the film’s shortcomings — case in point, I rarely enjoy McBride’s arrogant slob (he plays the same character in every movie he’s ever been in), but here, buckled into Fleischer’s lightning pace and goofy environment, the guy’s so stupid, it


works. Come to think of it, so is the film. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give 30 Minutes or Less a two and a half. The feature is currently playing the Pen-Mar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.


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Concerts Aug. 19 — Gordie McLaren performs in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 — The Downtown Penticton Association presents Live at Lunch on Fridays in Nanaimo Square, today featuring About Time. Aug. 19 — David Vest has been rockin’ and shoutin’ the blues since 1957, and he shows no signs of slowing down. For his 2011 tour, Vest has assembled a monster band and he’s bringing them to the Dream Café. Aug. 19 — The Dead Ravens, a fresh, young band from Kamloops, are performing on a double bill with The Flu at VooDoo’s Lounge. Aug. 19, 20 — The Sunshine Cabaret marries warm summer evenings and an impressive array of music in Penticton’s Gyro Park. Friday evening features Fluxx, while Flashback takes the stage on Saturday, both starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 — Heavy metal night at VooDoo’s with Tribune, XUL and Twbtsr. Aug. 21 — VooDoo’s presents Bookends, a band based out of Southwestern Ontario, led by Patrick Main and Kyle Reid. Aug. 21 — Dustin Bentall, son of B.C. rocker Barney Bentall, is dropping by Penticton’s Dream Café, performing as a duo with Kendal Carson on violin. Aug. 22 — VooDoo’s presents Sean Burns, an Ontario-based singer-songwriter with a knack for a catchy chorus and memorable melody. Aug. 25 — Cecile Doo-Kingue, considered one of Montreal’s most electrifying guitarists, blends blues, soul and afro-folk to create a unique sound, which she is bringing to the Dream Café.

Events Aug. 19 — The Box Theatre Gang (kids 6-12) will perform on six different stages to audiences of two at a time at 10:30 a.m. at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. Admission is by donation. Aug. 19-21 — The Princeton Traditional Music Festival begins with a public street dance and an Irish ceilidh band Friday evening followed by a potpourri of concerts, workshops, panels and jams on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for schedule. Aug. 26 — Penticton’s biggest street party is back. The Downtown Street Dance has three stages, eight acts/bands, belly dancers, bouncy castles, face painters, DJ Shakes, break dancers, a fire spinner and more taking over the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street from 6 to 10 p.m.

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Penticton youngster tests political waters SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

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LINDSEY ACHESON, 8, asks Coun. Judy Sentes and others on Penticton council what their favourite part of municipal politics is. The Grade 4 student was made an honorary councillor for Monday’s meeting.

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other candidate because they promised to bring in Jell-O,” Sentes said. Although unable to vote on motions, Lindsey was allowed to ask two questions of fellow councillors at the end of the meeting: What is your favourite part about city council, and who controls the meeting. She was also encouraged to make a motion to close the meeting. At one point during proceedings, Mayor Dan Ashton turned to the new addition, who was occupying the seat of former councillor Dan Albas, who was elected to represent the federal riding of Okanagan Coquihalla in May. “The last person who sat in that chair became an MP,” Ashton said, suggesting big things could be on her horizon. Lindsey’s mom, Sandy Acheson, thanked council at the end of the meeting for inviting her daughter to take part, saying it was “a really good experience” that renewed her own interest in civic affairs. “She’s been a great councillor. I wish they were all this quiet,” the mayor said.

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News Hotel owners take town to court KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

Owners of the Mesa Hotel that burned to the ground last year are suing the Town of Oliver. “That’s true they are trying to,” said Tom Szalay, Oliver’s municipal manager. “I can say that it’s been turned over to our insurance company and the lawyers are filing a response to it and the town is denying any of the claims.” Mesa Hotel owners Don Kazakoff and Lisa Chalmers were fuming after Oliver volunteer firefighters collected kegs of beer from the debris of a blaze that burned down their business. The hotel/ bar was destroyed in a fire on May 23, 2010 in downtown Oliver. Firefighters later admitted to taking kegs from the debris to the fire hall and drinking from at least one of them. Their actions resulted in a rotating two-week suspension for all members. The firefighters also issued a apology letter in a local newspaper stating they felt the kegs should be taken and stored at the fire hall until security was properly established at the scene of the fire. “Unfortunately, during a lapse in judgment, our members decided to open one of the kegs,” said the letter from the fire department. The apology said that two kegs were actually opened but because it was handled fairly rough and just in a major fire, one did not work properly. The letter said owners were notified that beer had been consumed and financial reimbursement and an apology were given.

Landfills reduce fees for sorted materials Western News Staff

If your going to the landfill, sort your loads. It’s the message the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is trying to get out as they will be enforcing updated bylaws and landfill tipping fees. The changes mean lower fees for sorted materials and increased costs for co-mingled (unsorted) loads delivered to landfills. “These changes are a sign of our changing attitude and our ability to reduce what we put in our landfills,” said RDOS solid waste facilities coordinator Don Hamilton. “Changing technologies have increased what can be recycled. Today, many of the materials that were formerly buried in landfills are now recyclable. A trip to the landfill is nothing like it was 50 years ago or even 15 years ago.” Hamilton encourages people conducting demolition, renovation or construction work to sort materials on site. Those bringing co-mingled construction materials to the Campbell Mountain, Okanagan Falls or Oliver landfills will see an increase in tipping fees as of Sept. 1. Campbell Mountain construction materials will increase from $200 to $400 per tonne. Okanagan Falls and Oliver will see increases from $125 to $150 per tonne. The goal is to increase recycling and reuse, create local jobs and divert construction material to the Okanagan Falls landfill and away from the Campbell Mountain landfill. The Okanagan Falls landfill is now one of the few specialized facilities for the recycling and disposal of demolition, land clearing and construction waste in B.C. “It’s shown that recycling and reuse create five to 10 times the number of jobs when compared to throwing resources in a landfill,” said Hamilton. “Those were local jobs we are losing when we encourage people to put everything in the garbage.” There are piles for metal, clean scraps of gypsum board, clean wood, roofing shingles and other valuable materials at the landfill. These materials are shipped out of the landfill to be reused or recycled.

Kazakoff previously told the Western News that he was also upset with the decision to demolish the building, stating it “effectively erases the grandfathered, non-conforming status of the Mesa, forcing the owners to comply with the whims and wishes of town management.” The claim filed early this month said the fire department didn’t do enough to put out the fire in a timely fashion, property owners were not allowed on the property while others were given permission to enter and remove property and the town is negligent in demolishing the hotel/bar building without a permit and due notification that prevented the owners the opportunity to salvage their belongings. Szalay said the town has 21 days to file a response to the claim and that is what their lawyers at Fulton and Company in Kamloops are in the process of doing. 13








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ANAVETS HAS DJ music at 6:30 p.m. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a branch dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by entertainment by That Girl and Earl. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has line dancing at 1 p.m. Call the centre at 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. C ABARET S UNSHINE WILL have free music in Gyro Park on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool at 6:30 p.m. as well as Okie Dokie karaoke. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by Buzz Byer 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 250-770-8622.

Friday includes a night market at 6 p.m. with music at 7 p.m. and Saturday is music at 7 p.m. THE SOUTH MAIN Dropin Centre is hosting a blood donor clinic from 1 to 5:30 p.m. To donate by appointment call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). FOR R EGISTRATION SPANISH classes is now open for the fall. Students will be in class for 10 weeks of instructions, grammar, to learn and or improve their receptive and expressive skills at Cheers Church Mondays or Thursdays. For more info call Sandy at 250499-9564.


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R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. with sing-a-long at 4 p.m. ANAVETS HAS DINNER at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Dale Seaman at 6:30 p.m. L EARNING J EWISH CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT team flea market runs every Saturday and Sunday weather permitting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds raised go to team activities and breast cancer awareness. Market at 1652 Fairview Rd. (Fairview Plaza). For table rental and more information please call 250-493-6604. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Entertainment by DJ Ivan Prefontaine at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome at 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop-in darts/pool at 4 p.m., meat draw at

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INDOOR SUNDAY MARKETS from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 760 Main St. features artists, face painting, food, exhibits and more. BC SPCA FLEA market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot at Main Street and Carmi Avenue.

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MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE improver line dance at 9 a.m., scrabble at 10 a.m., intermediate/ advanced line dance and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. and table tennis at 7 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has bridge at 1 p.m. AL-ANON has a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250490-9272 for info. SENIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-7707848 for more info. WELLNESS SENIORS 15

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SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. ANAVETS HAS HAMBURGERS and hot dogs at 11 a.m. Horse race and meat draws at 2 p.m. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. Pub League Darts AGM at 6:30 p.m. New players welcome.


TOPS B.C. 4454 meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the basement of the Bethel Church, 945 Main St. Phone Tina at 250-7701613 or Susan at 250-4965931 for more information. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has cardio dance at 9:15 a.m., a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and partner bridge at 12:45 p.m. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. ANAVETS HAS STUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S kitchen open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and karaoke with


Hazel at 6 p.m. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus invites the public to participate in the Joy of Barbershop Harmony. Join any or every Tuesday evening. Experience not necessary, just a voice in tune from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Victory Church on 352 Winnipeg St. Call 250-492-3032 or 250-4940815. S OUTH O KANAGAN TOASTMASTERS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250-689-0676 for details. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast Bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Debbieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and 6:45 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Use entrance to right of main door at 8 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. Call 250-490-9272 for information. SENIORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COMPUTER CLUB on 439 Winnipeg St. has membership infomation at 10:30 a.m. in the computer annex room.


MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. NIGHT MARKETS AT the S.S. Sicamous are every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a variety of vendors set up outside the ship. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toonie Tuesdays with admission just $2 per person. Drop in vendors are welcome. These markets will be fundraising for the ship. For more info call 250-492-7717.






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Illegal weapons continue to be items Canadian Border Services officers are coming across at the Osoyoos port of entry. During the month of July border officers conducted 16 seizures including six narcotics seizures, one prohibited/restricted weapon seizure, two currency seizures and seven miscellaneous good seizures. The firearms seizure has been referred to Canada Border Services Agency criminal investigations division for prosecution with charges going forward. The CBSA monthly border brief said a U.S. resident was referred for further inspection after the primary officer suspected he may have firearms in the vehicle. After giving the traveller parking instructions, the primary officer observed the vehicle continue past the secondary inspection

area and proceed north into Canada. The primary officer sounded the alarm, ran across the compound and managed to stop the driver. During the subsequent examination of the vehicle border officers said they discovered a loaded handgun under the back seat. Officers arrested the traveller for failing to report his weapon and criminal charges will be proceeding. In another incident a U.S. resident was seeking entry to travel to Alaska. The border services officer suspected there was an undeclared firearm in the vehicle although the traveller insisted there was not. During examination of the vehicle, officers discovered a .22 calibre revolver, unloaded, with trigger lock, in a zippered gun case which was sitting in plain view on the rear floor of his truck. The traveller was arrested, but when the examination yielded no

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Home is where her heart is Habitat vice-president has helped families find homes for more than two decades STEVE KIDD


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Merle Kindred has been building houses for a long time, though she’s not in any of the construction trades. The new vice-president of Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan has only been with the local group for three years, but has more than 20 years with Habitat, working in both the U.S. and in India with a similar organization. “My late husband was an architect and we were involved in helping to start a new affiliate north of Detroit, Mich., that would have been in the early ‘90s,” said Kindred. “I also worked on a Jimmy Carter work project — that was an annual oneweek, intensive blitz build of Habitat homes. I did that in 1994. That was Eagle Butte, South Dakota, where we were building 50 homes on a Lakota Indian reservation.” Helping others get a home is a goal that is dear to Kindred, and not only because of her husband, who was an early developer of energyefficient home designs. Living in the U.S., Canada, India and other places around the world, she said outfitting something and calling it home has always been very important to her. “To be able to have a place of one’s own is very important,” she said. “We work with families. Our idea is to build homes, build hope. “To give people who have never had a home of their own a chance to work on creating that home.” Kindred also worked on another Jimmy Carter work project in 2006, building 100 dwellings in India, southeast of Mumbai. That work also led to her involvement with another non-government organization that does similar work to Habitat in India. “I was back to see those houses a year ago and they are also holding up very well. People have customized them, they have added their own features. Maybe added a thatched lean-to, or decorated them, or painted them,” said Kindred, who now spends about half her year in India. Kindred’s ideas about these aid organizations doesn’t stop with simply building houses, however. They also work to build community, she said, bringing together people from a variety of socioeconomic levels in a special way. “The home is the artifact, the thing you end up with at the end of the day. One can give money and assist people who are in need, perhaps interact with them in a small fashion, but here we are working together, sweating, sawing boards, hammering nails,” she said. “We’re actually living together for a long period of time, coming together for hours every week. A variety of people are getting a chance to work together, to help a family.” The local chapter of Habitat is currently working on their third

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MERLE KINDRED helps clean up at the Penticton Urban Agriculture site. She recently accepted the position of vice-president of Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan, continuing over two decades of helping build homes around the world.

house, planning to build an extremely energy efficient house designed by Cal Meiklejohn. That also has Kindred excited, as it both touches on the work she did with her late husband and her own specialities. “My doctoral work deals with issues of communication,” said Kindred, who, along with her architect husband, was an early advocate of reshaping perceptions about the built environment. “We didn’t think it was the technology that was really at issue, it was a communications issue. “How do you get people to perceive that we need to use energy and create built environments in a different way? How do we get them to understand it, to become aware of it? And then how do we move them to take action?” Kindred even made a case in the early ‘90s, that Habitat should be working at energy-efficient buildings that would help lower ongoing utility costs for the new homeowners. “Essentially doing green builds, that wasn’t a term we used much in the early ‘90s,” said Kindred, adding that she brought the idea up during an hour-long interview with Habitat founder Milliard Fuller, back in 1994. “ I don’t know if that made any impact on Habitat, but I do know that about 10 years later they rolled out a new newsletter and they contacted me and asked me to write the lead article on building in cold climate conditions,” said Kindred. It doesn’t make any sense, she continued to put people into homes that are going to be energy hogs.

“Energy costs are not going to be going down. It’s really important that these folks with low incomes are given not just the opportunity to have a home, but also a home with low energy costs, so they can afford to stay in their home, and have money to do other things for their family,” she said. Money is also an issue for Habitat South Okanagan. Monday, Penticton council unanimously passed the last variance needed for building to get started on the Huth Avenue property, and Kindred said they are “pressing the accelerator on fundraising” for their latest project, hoping to get it underway and to lockup stage before the fall. “We have to do major fundraising for this house. We’re also applying for grants, but that takes some time for those to come through the system,” she said. They already have a fundraiser planned with a musician who tours in support of Habitat. “We’re inviting folks to come and they can buy a dessert and drink and enjoy our visiting troubadour, Thomas Radcliffe. He travels North America and his mission is to do fundraising concerts for Habitat chapters,” said Kindred. “He was here last year, but we only had a week’s notice. We didn’t have time to get the word out, but nevertheless it was a delightful concert.” The concert will take place at the Frog City Cafe in Kaleden’s Linden Gardens from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 19. More information about Habitat’s project, fundraising efforts and how you can volunteer or donate is available at

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Spreading out on the field and getting balls to teammates has been ingrained in the mind of Jaras Grant. The youngster was among 64 kids aged five to 13 who participated in a Vancouver Whitecaps camp held at King’s park this week and wrapped up Friday. Grant enjoyed the camp and feels he has improved. “My passing,” responded Grant, when asked what he is better at. Headed by Whitecaps technical programs manager Dave Broadhurst, there was an emphasis on the basics — ball control, passing and shooting. “Hopefully players can take something away that they can practice,” said Broadhurst, who also coached the Okanagan FC to a Challege Cup championship in the Reserve Division of the Pacific Coast Soccer League. “When they do come back, their skills have improved just that little bit more.” Monday began with a technique session and Broadhurst had the older group performing drills linked to ball familiarity. Drills were designed to maximize touches on the ball on different parts of the body. It also gives players confidence using both feet. “Help them gain more control and coordination,” said Broadhurst. “It’s really important for an age group like under-14 players who are going through growth spurts.” Josh Windley was impressed early with the camp as he learned more about ball handling and passing. Brett Harrington signed up since he had not played much soccer during the summer. “I wanted to get back

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS Ben Fisk (above) slips a back pass to a teammate

during a scrimmage with some of the young players attending this week’s Whitecaps camp for kids at King’s Park. Below, Fisk autographs a soccer ball for Natalia Richer.

into it,” he said. “It’s fun and all the coaches are nice and welcoming.” In attendance the first day was former Whitecaps player and now ambassador Carl Valentine and future Whitecaps player Ben Fisk. Once the day concluded, players lined up to get their signatures on camp T-shirts and mini balls. Fisk, who plays on the reserve team and has been called up and training with the Whitecaps, said it was nice to be around the kids. “It’s nice to see the kids loving the game and working on their skills,” said Fisk, who tallied four goals in 16 games with the Whitecaps in the United Soccer League. “I remember when I was their age

and I did some Whitecaps camps so I know how they feel. I know it’s a lot of fun for them and it’s great to come out and be a part of it.” The camp now heads to Kamloops before

returning to Vernon on Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. The first trip to Vernon attracted 129 players. For video of the camp, click on the story online at

Games bring camaraderie with athletes EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

The 2011 BC Senior Games in Castlegar, Trail and Nelson kicked off on Tuesday with 162 athletes from the south Okanagan. Of the 162 from Penticton, Summerland, Okanagan Falls,

Keremeos, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos and Princeton, 68 are from Penticton. Gary Fawcett, Penticton Area Rep for the Games, said there isn’t pressure of high expectations on the athletes. “A lot of the people that go to these Games, some have been going for 20 years. There is a

lot of camaraderie amongst the people,” he said. “There is that competitive edge. They go out there to win of course and to do their best.” Fawcett is part of the group that has submitted a bid for Penticton to host the Games in 2012.

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Sports Public Notice - Road Closure Bicycle Race Downtown Penticton Friday, August 19, 2011 • 5:30-8:00 PM The following roads in downtown Penticton will be closed from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday August 19, 2011 to accommodate a bicycle race.

Main Street from Westminster Avenue West to Lakeshore Drive (Main Street Left turn to Front Street Open). Lakeshore Drive from Main Street to Winnipeg Street. Martin Street: Single lane from Lakeshore to RDOS, then closed to Main Street. Estabrook Avenue from Martin Street to Winnipeg Avenue. Westminster Avenue from Winnipeg Street to Main Street. (Westminster right turn to Winnipeg Street Open).

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SARAH CORNETT-CHING, pictured racing at the Penticton Speedway, earned her first career late model

victory near Vernon at the Motoplex Speedway.

Cornett-Ching speeds to victory Western News Staff

Sarah Cornett-Ching earned her first career late model victory in dramatic fashion on Aug. 13 at Motoplex Speedway near Vernon. The 20-year-old Penticton racer edged her #99 Snap-On Toolssponsored car past race leader Mark Berrieau on the final turn to steal the win. “I don’t think I could have imagined a finish much more exciting than that,” said an exuberant Cornett-Ching after the race. “The crew worked hard all day long to get the car faster and it felt great for the feature. This is awesome.” Cornett-Ching was among the fastest throughout the day’s practice and qualifying run, but the team spent time chasing mechanical issues. The crew fixed a vibration in the car and also addressed vapour locking in the fuel system caused by extreme heat during qualifying. Adding to her mechanical issues was a neck injury Cornett-Ching suffered at work. Despite the issues she still qualified fourth fastest. “With the neck injury and our challenges through the day I hardly had the victory lane in my sights,” said Cornett-Ching. “I actually had my dad bring his driving suit in case I didn’t feel well enough to race. I’m glad I stayed in the car.” With the 100-lap Hot August Nights feature race underway, each car was required to make a pit stop for a right rear tire. Cornett-Ching entered the pits in fourth-place on lap 27 and rejoined the race as the leader with a 13-second lead. That evap-

orated when the caution flew and the field bunched up for the restart. “My crew on pit road was outstanding,” she recalled. “They made no mistakes and we gained valuable track position. The caution came out taking away our 13-second lead, but we made the right changes on pit road and were able to keep my car in the top three all night.” A late-race caution set the stage for an exciting finish. With five laps left on the restart CornettChing lined up on the outside of Berrieau. When the green flag flew, she

battled door-to-door with the veteran for the top spot. On the final lap she seized opportunity. “I could see that Mark was sliding up the track,” said CornettChing. “I rolled out of the throttle a little early heading into turn three and I was able to drive under Mark and beat him to the finish. “It was an amazing feeling to race with one of the best drivers in the province to the checkered flag, and to beat him at the line was icing on the cake,” she continued. “This win is important to

give my crew and myself the extra confidence we need going into the second Hot August Nights race on Aug. 27.” Cornett-Ching sits second in points, just 12 behind points leader Berrieau. The race on Aug. 27 will decide who takes home the Hot August Nights title. For more information on Sarah Cornett-Ching and to follow her racing accomplishments, please visit her newly revamped website, or visit her on Facebook at

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Before Joanne Malar became an Olympic swimmer, her favourite memories did not come from the daily grind of swimming laps during practice. The three-time Olympian remembers something else. “I remember going to the club dance every year because that was a big deal,” said Malar, who replaces Tom Best as the new swim coach for the Summerland Orcas. “I remember going to the wave pool.” Malar said a lot of clubs get caught up in the usual practice routine and she said it gets boring and tedious for 10-year-old swimmers. Going back and forth for hours just doesn’t cut it. “The challenges are trying to make it the club I would love to be in when I was that age,” said Malar, of what she wants to do with the Orcas. “Give them basic skills without burning them out.”

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Best’s position when it became available as he took a job to coach the Grande Prairie Piranhas. Orcas president Colleen Emshay is glad she did. “When she applied it was just a natural, wonderful transition for her to come in,” said Emshay, as Malar was an assistant for a year-and-a-half. “We’re very fortunate to have her.”

them all equally.” Emshay added that the 30-time national champion has many positives to teach the kids about “being the best you can be.” “Even with what she has accomplished in her life, what a wonderful role model for the kids,” she said. Malar, a mother of two who will also juggle the role of swimming analyst for CTV during the 2012 London Olympics, said the Orcas’ swimming season will begin with an intro to the sport on Sept. 12 and 13. She also has a swim party scheduled for Sept. 16 with the first week of practice beginning the week of Sept. 19. With all of Malar’s accomplishments, she laughed when asked if her resume helps with having the kids listen. “Kids are all listening but like anything, you’re just coach Joanne after a while,” she joked. “They know you went to the Olympics but it becomes very normal.”

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“His talent is far more than you need to be very, very successful in the golf business. — John Ferrier disposal when not at school. “It’s kind of tough that way,” he said. “It was fun regardless. I wasn’t really expecting huge things.” Hilditch, who played two years of volleyball at the Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, was pleased to finish ahead of some of those youngsters. “It was a good experience anyway,” he said. “See where you have to be for next year.” His coaching support comes from his father and John Ferrier, a CPGA pro at Doc’s Golf Centre. Because of family commit-

ments, Ferrier didn’t have much opportunity to follow Hilditch’s performance last week, but said he’s incredible. When told of the two-round effort, Ferrier said it’s hard for a person such as Hilditch to compete with the commitments he has. Ferrier has been helping Hilditch the last few years with his swing and mainly his mental game. “I believe in the guy quite a bit,” said Ferrier, who is also helping out former Penticton Vee Kyle McMurphy with his golf game. “His talent is far more than you need to be very, very successful in the golf business.” Hilditch said what he gained from playing is knowing that he can compete at that level. Keeping focus and not getting down after a bad shot is important. Hilditch qualified for the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship by placing 22nd among the top-25 of 160 golfers during the B.C. Amateur Championship.

Vees introduce kids club to reach out to younger fans Western News Staff

Top Prospects Kids Club is the newest initiative by the Penticton Vees to attract kids aged 12 and under. The Vees announced the club on Wednesday along with single game tickets being available for purchase. For $40 per child or up to five family members for $120, members will receive 10 tickets to select Vees home games, a kids club T-shirt, membership card and access to exclusive kid’s club events. “I am very excited to launch the new Top Prospects Kid’s Club for the upcoming season,” said director of ticketing, Will Russell. “One of our mandates this year is to reach out to youn-

ger families and bring more youth into the rink and I believe this club is an affordable way for young families to experience Vees hockey this season.” To sign up, visit the SOEC Box Office during regular business hours, or contact Russell in the Vees office at 250-493-8337 ext. 3386. The Vees also announced single game tickets for both the exhibition schedule and regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2. Exhibition game prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and students (13-18) and $5 for kids 12 and under. Regular season ticket prices and the 2011-12 Vees schedule are available on their website at

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WELDER LIANE BAUMAN of Penticton Manufacturing and other employees work on various projects at the company's Dawson Avenue shop Thursday. The company and two other city firms are joining together to collaborate ideas to enhance performance.

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— Kim Blagborne and unity and improved efficiency on the production floor. “In order to remain competitive and retain market share, organizations are seeking new strategic ways to become more profitable and efficient for the tough times today and for the brighter future tomorrow. That’s exactly the underlying concept that some local companies have in mind as they unite to create a consortium,” said Penticton’s economic development officer Dave Arsenault. Arsenault said the ideal number of members for a consortium is roughly seven to eight organizations, that don’t have to be in similar industry. Applications for membership are currently being accepted. To become part of the SFO consortium the business should be located in the South Okanagan. According to Arsenault, the

innovation and manufacturing sector in Penticton is “strong and robust.” He sees the SFO consortium as one way industries in the community are uniting to strengthen organizations and ultimately Penticton. “These are the kinds of connections that Economic Development looks to foster; creating win-win relationships amongst local companies in order for them to grow and expand which is very beneficial for the City of Penticton,” said Arsenault. Jody Marshall, sustainability coach from High Performance Solutions, has been coaching and facilitating consortiums for over 10 years and is working with the SFO. For more information about joining the SFO consortium, contact Marshall at 250-803-6924 or by email at

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With the current economy putting pressure on companies in the South Okanagan, a trio of businesses are collaborating to share their best practices. The Sustainability For the Okanagan (SFO) consortium officially began in April with the Penticton Foundry Ltd., Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. and Penticton Fabricating. “It’s basically a way of having mentorship between a group of people that have a similar interest, which is having a strong viable business, with strong viable employees,” said Kim Blagborne, president and CEO of Slimline Manufacturing. “We all want to be lean enterprises and that means re-thinking. Lean is about looking at things you do everyday that may be wasteful, and how to get your work environment so that it suits your needs. We can see the benefits of working together as a team to improve our businesses and our futures.” Blagborne said he has already seen the advantages as it has increased employee enthusiasm

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Barbara Josephine

June 20, 1924 - August 18, 2010

Omitted from 2010 obituary. But we love and remember you always. Survived by sisters Agnes Seime, Christina Simon, Eva Quintaine and brother Adam Frehlich. Sisters inlaw Betty Frehlich, Dorothy Frehlich and Ann Bohn. Approximately 400 nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by father Alphonse, mother Barbara Frehlich, brothers Stanley, Nels, Jack, Joe, Alphonse and John Frehlich. Sisters Annie Senger and Lena Heidt. Brothers in-law Syl Senger, Henry Seime, Joe Simon and Joe Heidt. Sister in-law Rose Frehlich.

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On behalf of the Pen High Class of 81; a special thank you to the following who helped make our 30 year reunion a great success: Alex, Lisa and Cathy at the Ramada Inn, Dave at Skaha Meadows, Marla at Winemaster, Bill Bidlake; Principal at Pen High for our school tour, and donations from the following: Andres Audiotronics, Banff Park Lodge, Canadian Tire, Cherry Lane, Jack Kelly Coffee, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, Mr Cartridge, Penticton Chamber of Commerce, Purdyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chocolates, Safeway, Speedpro Signs, Sport Chek, Summerland Sweets, Sun FM, Ratan Pandy, John Stoll & Diane Nielsen. Thank you, again!

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Learn the ancient art of reading tarot cards for the modern day. Every Tuesday night, 7-10 pm for 8 weeks, beginning Sept. 6, phone Tarot Grandmaster Norma Cowie, (250)490-0654

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

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

EARTHSONG PROPERTY Maintenance. (Lic/Insured). Complete Lawn & Garden Care & Upgrades @ fair rates. Res/Strata. (250)809-6762.

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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Alberta - based oilfield services company is currently hiring equipment operators. Class 1 or 3 license preferred, but we will train the right candidate with a Class 5. Please call 250-718-3330 for more information or send your resume to:

Education/Trade Schools CLASSES Starting Sept. 6th. Register now for Natural Health Practitioner, Day Spa Practitioner, Holistic Practitioner. 1772 Baron Rd.


required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus benefits. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume in Port Hardy to:

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Dynamic Rail Services has an immediate opening for a Track Maintenance Foreman working out of our Vernon, BC office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years experience working on all aspects of track work and have experience as a Track Foreman. Please submit resumes including education, training and references to FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

Kelowna Pacific Railway has openings for 2 rules qualified Conductors on an “as and when required” basis. Experience in yard/industrial switching is a must. Interested applicants forward resumes to Only successful candidates will be contacted. NOW hiring, part time cashier & merchandiser, cosmetician and onsite digital service rep., Retail & merchandising exp an asset. Willing to work evenings and weekends, apply in person at Shopper’s Drug Mart, 1301 Main St. with resume. ROCK has an immediate opening for a shop assistant in our Kamloops office. Duties include but are not limited to: shipping/receiving, inventory, vehicle maintenance and job site labour. Must be local and have valid driver license, as some travel maybe required. Mechanical knowledge would be an asset. Please send your resume to or fax to 250-828-1948. No phone calls please. Rooms To Go now hiring a F/T delivery/warehouse person, drop resume off at 2498 Skaha Lake Rd. WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

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Manufacturers SALES Representative Terms of employment: Permanent, Full Time. Salary: To be negotiated, Commissions, Benefits. Start Date: As soon as possible. Experience: 3-5 years experience in the building industry. You should have a working knowledge of the window and door industry. Duties: Chosen candidate will have to work in a fast paced environment, work well with others; pay close attention to detail, meet targets and deadlines on a monthly basis. You will be required to have a dependable vehicle and be willing to travel regularly. Present our vast supply of products to new and existing clients, prepare and administer sales contracts, provide client input to design and product, resolve product and service related items. How to Apply: By email: By fax: 604-792-6714 (Attn: Neal) Our Website: We are still hiring Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

Home Care/Support Experienced female caregiver for quadriplegic woman in my own home. 10 scheduled 24hr shifts per mth. Some housekeeping/cooking. Prefer N/S, must have DL. RCA an asset, call 250-494-1195

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

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ALUMINUM Fitter / Welders for Kamloops Min 3-5 yrs exp. Aluminum Welding Test Req. Comp Wages / Benefits Email: An aggressive, rapidly growing Manufactured Home Builder has an immediate opening for CWB certified welder in our Penticton facility. We offer competitve wage and benefit packages and an opportunity for growth. If you have a desire to join our dynamic production team, fax your resume to 250-493-0500, no phone calls please, only applications considered will be contacted HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC: immediate opening for exp. HD mechanic willing to travel within BC. Call 604869-6181

JOURNEYMAN/APPRENTICE Sheet Metal Worker/Furnace Installer, full-time, benefit package. Call 250-809-6150 LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires a stationary 2nd Class Power Engineer for the co-gen plant at our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.

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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.

Inside Out Cleaning, Licensed, bonded, insured, free est. Honest,reliable, 250-490-5495

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BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Call: 1-855-222-1228

Work Wanted CAREAIDE available, personal care, 24 hr respite care, cooking, cleaning. Bondable & references. (250)307-1138

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

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Fencing FENCING, wood, chainlink, cedar + decks, sheds, garages, landscaping, retaining walls. Licensed & Insured Pentiction: 250-809-1454 Kelowna: 250-718-2509

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

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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 HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Eight years experience. Call Paul at 250-493-3362.

HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, reno’s, fences, decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Shelley Cameron, Estate Administrator at 1-800-661-3661 today. to set up your FREE consultation in Penticton. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP, KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 – 3205 – 32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9A2

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Parkers Chrysler Dodge Jeep is looking for a young, dynamic, hard working, self motivated individual with a valid drivers license to start immediately due to massive sales increase. Apply with resume in person or by e-mail to either: or:

Choral Director Position Available Interested individuals should forward an expression of interest and brief curriculum vitae to by September 2, 2011 Musaic Vocal Ensemble is an auditioned choir of approximately 40 members active since 1995. Based in Summerland, BC, our singers are drawn from Oliver in the south to Kelowna in the north, and all points in between.



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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Full time position with excellent wages and benefits. Resumes to Attention Service Manager in person or by email to:

NEW OPPORTUNITY A leader in the rental car industry is looking for friendly, outgoing and highly motivated individuals with a “Can Do” attitude for a full time customer service representative position at our rental locations in Penticton, BC. We offer a great incentive plan, benefits and a very competitive wage. If you are self motivated, positive and are looking for a new and challenging career please apply with your resume and cover letter to: Tyler Mittelsteadt, Budget Car & Truck Rentals at: Applications received on or before August 26th, 2011 will be considered. Applicants must have a valid BC Class 5 or better driver’s license. No Phone Calls Please.

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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

We’re looking for new members to join our team!

Casual positions are available for: Care Aides LPN’s Cooks Dietary Aides Recreation Aides Volunteers If you have the required credentials / experience for the above positions and you enjoy working with a team that is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and support to its clients, we invite you to submit your resume in confidence to:

The Hamlets at Penticton 103 Duncan Avenue Penticton, BC V2A 2Y3 Fax: (250) 490-8523 Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





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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.

Home Improvements ABOUT to Renovate? Need plans, ideas, large or small? Call Mike 250-488-2987, (250)494-7784 BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed-Insured-WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

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 NEED help with your projects.15 years experience Carpentry, Flooring, Stucco, Painting and other Needs James 250-499-9897 or 250-770-8619

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 Small reno’s & repairs, int/ext, painting & trim work, reas. rates, call Clare (250)4937116 or 1-250-317-0533

PAINTING. Big Jobs or small. Touch-ups, House, FencesDecks, Garages, Sheds, Retaining Walls. Licensed & Insured call Pentiction 250-8091454 Kelowna 250-718-2509

Rubbish Removal 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

Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, Kelowna, 250-718-2509, Penticton, 250-809-1454

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Merchandise for Sale

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Heavy Duty Machinery

16 ft. Livestock trailer with 4 wheel electric brakes. Offers to $3000. Call 250-494-5214 Indian Runner Ducks, Finn Sheep cross ewes with lambs. (250)547-6115

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

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



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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Landscaping Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083

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

Call Stewart 250-486-4877

Beautiful exotic Bangal kittens, affectionate, well bred, spayed /neutered, 1st 2 shots, price starts at $950 (250)542-0743 Bichon Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923, 250-804-9924 BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773.

Lab cross puppies, chocolates $300, blacks $200, (250)4922359, cell 250-486-4551 TRINITY SHEPHERDS Gorgeous Brown Sable Shepherd puppies, available now $400-500 (250)547-9763

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage 15-20 5ft-7ft Faller and Bucker saws. No less that $500 takes all. 250-494-5214 COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES 5min from Armstrong, Open Sat & Sun, 10am-5 or by appt. Barn full of Quality Antiques, 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) 250-546-2529

Feed & Hay

Free Items Free, 20 - 2’ x 4’ sono flex ceiling tiles & misc size pieces, (250)490-7941 Kittens, free free free!!! call Mike, (250)490-7767 love seat and chair, pretty good condition, (250)4922929

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

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 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Large wrapped haylage bales. $55/each. 2nd crop alfalfa, $6/bale. (250)547-6115

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

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

Painting & Decorating

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Fruit & Vegetables PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES or we deliver. Call 250-4600302. RANDHAWA FRUIT STANDBlueberries $2.50/lb, cherries,$1.50/lb, peaches 0.70/lb, now for sale. 178 Lower Bench Road Trout Creek fruit stand across from Summerland Motel 6215 Hwy 97. Open everyday, local cherries, lapin/rainier/sour, strawberries/raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, Sunrise apple, apricot, tomatoes, pickling cukes, dill, peas, cider, honey, jam, new potatoes, beans, beets, much more 494-8344 or 490-0046

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large vintage wicker wine jug, $250 obo, call 250-462-5874 between 5-9pm MOVING - must sell. 7 piece bedroom suite with twin bed $350. Nordic ski machine $100, Round glass bistro table and 2 stools $250. and 4 piece home office with desk, bookcases and drawers $250. Please call 250-490-7972.

We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: • Single & queen hide-a-bed • Leather and cloth Sofas, Love seats • Oak, Walnut and Mahogany Dining room sets • Antique tables and chairs • Drop front antique desk • Dressers, Hi-boys • Recliners • Modern glass “L” shape computer work station • Good selection of “Wood” furniture • New items coming in daily

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

Garage Sales 8am Sat, 1116 Killarney St., kids toys, clothes, household, furniture, tools, toy collectibles back alley between Tennis and Hansen, collectibles, books, kid’s stuff, Sat. & Sun, 8am-11am Garage Sale, 9am-noon, 565 Municipal Ave., Sat., Aug. 20 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 sale, quality household items, furniture, yard “stuff,” 9.8hp Mercury, something for everyone, Friday eve 4-8, Sat. 7am-noon, Welcome! Moving Sale, Sat., Aug. 20, 9am-4pm, 3 china cabinets, computer desk, books, tapes, ceramics, plates, cups, wool, etc., 224 Greenwood Dr. MULTI-FAMILY garage sale, Sat. Aug. 20, 8am-noon, 71 Yorkton Ave. Multi-family, Sat., Aug 20, 2504 Taber Rd., 8am-1pm, furniture, some Ikea, piano, small beer fridge, many household items. Sat., Aug. 20, 119 Stocks Cres., first right after Wiltse School, 8am-noon Sat., Aug. 20, 8am-4pm, Kaleden, 129 Arlayne Rd., household items, kid’s stuff SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 9-2. YIPPEE we moved in together but boy do we have a ton of stuff so we are having a HUGE multi-family garage sale (other neighbours are setting up too!) Leather loveseat, kitchen table & chairs, microwave, toaster oven, toys, twin mattress, portable basketball hoop, various household items…. Great deals to be had! 1045 Duncan Place OK Falls. No early birds please! YARD Sale Aug 20 & Aug 21, 8am - 4pm 596 Eckhardt Ave East, housewares, furniture, kitchen stuff, clothes & more

Yard Sale, 213 Conklin, Fri 4-8, Sat 7-1, early birds welcome, $0.25-$25, bargains galore, books, gift/housewares, CB/Ham radio parts, misc., everything must go, (not a “norm” sale) Yard sale, Aug. 20-21, 8am1pm, #9 Riva Ridge (by Ok Amusements), canoe, speakers, books, VHS, large jewelry box, jewelry, clothes, and much more



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763 Bobcat Skid-steer 2300hrs, tooth bucket, 10,000lb trailer $22,500 OBO (250)503-6489 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 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

Jewels, Furs 13 diamond anniversary band in white gold $200. 7 diamond anniversary band in white gold appraised at $1800 selling for $700. White gold wedding set including engagement and band soldered together $300. Yellow gold diamond and garnet tennis bracelet $300. call for more info or to view 250497-5191

Medical Supplies Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. Mobility equipment and lifts, New & Used. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250-542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-542-3745 WHEELCHAIR $800.00; POWER SCOOTER $600.00; POWER CHAIR $2500.00; 12v POWER CHAIR LIFT $750.00; WALKER $85.00. OR ALL - $4000.00. Like new. 250-260-3372.

Misc. for Sale 12ft stainless steel insulated chimney, c/w elbow and rain cap, like new, $200, (250)4978326 BRAND new full house reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $3500. Now: $1000. 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 Gorgeous wedding dress size 10. Spaghetti strap with simple beading on the bodice and 2 light layers of chiffon, $400obo, 250-497-5191 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Star Choice standard definition receiver, $100, 6 piece single bed set, $200, free-standing hammock, $50, bikes, $25 ea, hide-a-bed, $50, Agatha Christie book set, 250-494-1673

Misc. Wanted WANTED: FIREBALL ISLAND I am looking for a 1986 version of the board game Fireball Island. Please call, 250-869-7362 wanted to buy, silver coins, will pay 15 times face or better, call (250)493-5279

Musical Instruments 3/4 Menzel violin, very good shape, $250, 250-488-6563

Sporting Goods Rem. Model 700BDL. 308cal., like new, c/w 4x40 scope, sling and case, $925 value, $700 firm, must have P.A.L., (250)497-8557 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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

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Acreage for Sale


S.BX private, 5 ac., C.R. 1800 rancher/garage/suite,Galiano Rd.$750,000. 250-545-9875. Summerland, 30 acres land, southwest exposure, suitable for vineyard or horses, irrigation, $599,000, (250)490-1440

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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 $169,000. 250-490-0550

Duplex/4 Plex 5bdrms duplex w/2entries, kitchen, 2 bath, w/d, avail now. $1650 obo. 250-487-0268

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. 1904 HERITAGE HOUSE large 3bdrm,2bath, large lot, remodelled to old style, 250539Ave, Vernon. May finance. $349,900.250-546-8630. 3.3 Acres, farmland, 3 bdrm 2 bath home, full basement, new roof, carport, septic, siding & flooring. Will consider trading down payment for 5th wheel, mobile home or boat, etc. $375,000. Grindrod, BC. 1 (250)309-1420 3+BDRM,14X70 MH with Addition & deck on .19 acres in Olalla Asking $149,000. Ph(250)496-4106 or 4864106

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 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: for pics/info or 250 492-7011

Lakeview from all 3 levels of this fully renovated home, 0.22 acre lot in desirable Skaha Estates, 3bdrm, 3ba, possible inlaw suite, asking $479,900, motivated seller, call 778-5150010 or visit PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

Houses For Sale 2280sq.ft bright home on lg 70x115 ft lot. 3bdrms, 2 up, 1 down, on bus route and less than 5 min walk to Penticton Plaza, schools and hospital. Gas fp, 5 Maytag appliances, daylight bsmt, high efficiency furnace, a/c, lg carport, RV prkg, fenced back yard & back alley access, storage shed, potential in-law suite, fresh paint int and ext. reduced $329,000, call 250-809-9014 to view 101 Duncan Ave E 3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $214,900. 250-547-9659 ******* 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. (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

Open Houses

$439,900 A MUST SEE! Immaculate, 2048 sf, 3+1Br., 2 1/2 Bth., Bi-level home in Penticton, BC. Incl: 5 appl., C/A, W/B, F/P, OS sgl. att. garage, gorgeous Indsc. pool-size bk. yd. w/privacy hedge, deck & patio, shed. Mins. to all amen., schools, shopping, lake & recreation. Open House Sat. Aug. 20, 11am-1pm 198 Dunant Crescent (250)493-5127

OPEN HOUSE Sun Aug. 21, 1pm-3pm, 2280sq.ft bright home on lg 70x115 ft lot. 3bdrms, 2 up, 1 down, on bus route and less than 5 min walk to Penticton Plaza, schools and hospital. Gas fp, 5 Maytag appliances, daylight bsmt, high efficiency furnace, a/c, lg carport, RV prkg, fenced back yard & back alley access, storage shed, potential in-law suite, fresh paint int and ext. reduced $329,000, 101 Duncan Ave E, Call 250-809-9014

Recreational KEREMEOS - Riverside RV Park, lot + trailer with river view $115,000. amenities incl. indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, lodge, workshop, guest rooms + library. Call Howard or Eleanor 250499-5982. 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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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-A Condo Winfield area, 2bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1025 sq/ft all furnishings & extras, with 5appl, exercise room, pool, hottub, dry sauna, next to lake, heated U/G parking, avail Sept 15- May 15. $1800 utilities: electrical bill only. Immediate viewings. N/S, N/P. 1 month DD. Perfect for student. 403803-2577 1BDRM Penticton Ave 750$ util. incl. call/text 250.486.7354

1 bdrm character apt. Historic building, Uplands area. burgundy walls, oak floors, on bus route. Seek clean, quiet, respectful person, n/p, n/s. (250)492-6319 1bdrm, newly reno’d, close to schools, park, transit, $700, Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 998 Creston, 1bdrm apt, living room. Incl f/s, laundry, rent starts @$600 incl util 250492-7570 APT. for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need exc ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 1-250-2951006 for info, lv a message. LARGE 1 bdrm DT Orchard & Martin, utils incl. $750/mo, refs. Dennis 250-493-4372

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

UNFURNISHED 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo near Skaha Beach. Sept. 1. Call 250-493-8945.

Commercial/ Industrial

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 ďŹ replace. Availble sept 1st. $1400.00 per month+utilities and deposit. 250-814-4016

3bdrm, 2ba, 5appl., close to DT, schools, rec. center, ns, np, $1300+util., ref. req., call (250)493-8056

1200 sqft downtown Penticton store front. Price $10/sqft, parking. 250-4928324, 250-809-0728

4BD, 2BTH 2000sqf house in a quiet residential area, partially renovated, available sep 1. $1600 + utilities. References required. 250.492-5973


4bdrm, 2.5ba house, between downtown schools, partly unďŹ nished, many extras, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req., responsible long term renters pref., ns, avail. Oct. 15, $1250/mo.+util. for good tenant, (250)493-8700, lv. msg.

on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/ofďŹ ce 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 2bdrm, 5appl., close to comm. centre, $775, util not incl., avail. Sept. 1, personal & employment refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req., ns, np,(250)497-8418 3BDRM 1.5bath fully renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 250-492-8681, 250-809-1693. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, n/p, n/s avail now 3BDRM duplex, fenced yard, n/p, n/s, Columbia area.Avail Sep1.$1130/mo.250-493-1201 Avail. Sept. 5, 3bdrm, ground level 1/2 duplex, prvt fenced yard, 2blks from Skaha Beach, $1200 incl util., (250)490-7941 Skaha water front, 900sqft, 1bdrm, quiet adult, n/p, n/s, util. inc. $835, phone 7am10am, 4-7pm, 250-492-7020 SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $775+ util., (250)494-9331

Misc for Rent 1bdrm suite, f/s, ns, np, $600 (incl, elec.), 2bdrm mobile home, w/d, dw, f/s, ns, np, $700, Gallagher Lake, 250809-1175

CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHERsteps to beach. Avail now or Sept 1. 2 bdrm, full bath, sunroom for den, dining or ofďŹ ce. propane gas F/P in living rm. full laundry rm, all appls, all newer laminate ďŹ&#x201A;rs throughout, lrg yard, detached garage, sprinkler system. Fintry is off Westside Rd, approx. 35/40 min to Kelowna. A beautiful lakeside community surrounded by Lake Okanagan, park, falls, trails. N/S, pet neg. Call Kristi at 1-604-862-8039 or email at 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 3bdrm, 2bth 5/ appl, Avail now. $1300/month Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Req. 250-497-7172 KEREMEOS, newly renovated 2bdrm, large deck and yard, great view $700+ util., call 250-809-1185, 250-488-8035

Recreation AVAILABLE RIGHT AWAY!! BEACH FRONT COTTAGES Mabel Lake Lumby end, boat launch, docks. Reserve 250-542-3276

Room & Board Penticton, room & board, home privileges, 2 blocks from Walmart, 250-493-0045, cell 250-809-5175

Apt/Condo for Rent

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Rooms for Rent



298-296 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, w/basement, garage, Rent starts at $1250. Call 250-4901215 OR 250-490-1700

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1 bdrm. furnished, Share laundry, util, etc., Avail Sept 1, 2011, $500.00 mth., 250-4905629


LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. 250-487-1136

Apt/Condo for Rent

TWO BEDROOM Utilities Included

Seasonal Acommodation

(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. Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, 4th floor, f/s, a/c, secure building & parking. Avail. Sept. 1 (250) 770-1948 ...............................$685.00 incl. water

2bdrm 2bath, golf course home in Surprise, Arizona in gated community. Many amenities. Avail Oct-Dec 2011. Ph (250)542-1707

Shared Accommodation ROOM for rent, $375/mo., fully furnished, all inclusive, 250493-5641, DD of $150 ROOM for rent use of whole home, w/d recent reno, sat/int all in $550, 250-462-2194 Roommate wanted, prefer single professional, non-smoker, quiet person, furnished, shared kitchen, rural Summerland, call 250-770-0834

APARTMENTS: $775 $775 $1100 $1300 $1350 $1500

Near OK Beach & College, 2 bdrm condo, f, s, a/c, elevator, balcony. Avail. Now (A333) Top ďŹ&#x201A;oor 2 bdrm renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d unit near SOEC & College, f, s, coinop laundry. Avail. Now (A334-4) Alysen Place, furnished or unfurnished 1 bdrm & den unit. 6 appliances, secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking. Avail. Now (OT410) Alysen Place, 2 bdrm 2 bath corner unit, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, 6 appliances, secâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parking. Avail. Sept 1. (OT437) Alysen Place, furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, south facing, term rental. Sept. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 2012 (A420) Lakeshore 3, 6th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 2 bdrm 2 bath condo w/ lakeview. Extra amenities. Avail. Now (OT388)

HOUSE: $1350 Downtown house, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, f,s, w.d, gas fp, hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;rs, 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 - Only qualiďŹ ed applicants will be contacted.

Antiques / Classics 1979 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz 350, Auto, V8, red body, stainless steel roof, red leather upholstery, clean, runs great, $2500, (250)497-5515 Estate Sale 1979 Ford Bronco XLT Ranger 4x4, auto, 257K, exceptional shape, no rust, very clean. New battery, garage stored, asking $6500. obo. (250)546-6696

Auto Accessories/Parts Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires ands wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Auto Financing

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 1bdrm bsmnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suite, WinďŹ eld, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-306-4417 evenings 2bdrm, 1ba, lg living rm, NS, NP, near Cherry Lane & Parkway school, good location, avail. now, 250-493-1093 or 250-486-1924 2BDRM basement suite, f/s util incl n/s, n/p Wiltse area $850/mo, wireless internet, 250-488-1412 after 4pm Spacious 2-bdrm, basement suite, $1000/mo in Columbia area, util./internet incld. 250488-4828

Suites, Upper Bright, clean, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdr, 2 balconies, priv. ent. utils/cable incl. pets optional n/s. Avail. immed. 250-4927842 or 250-486-6211

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic 2003 Tiburon, v6 turbo, after market cd, a/c, leather, $8000 obo 1994 Cadillac Deville, leather, all digital, classic in 3yrs, $2000obo 250-542-5183 2006 Ford Focus ZX5, SES, 5 dr, 2.0, auto, white w/blk int. 90k. $10,000 ďŹ rm, cash only, (778)515-2524.

2007 VW GOLF


Hatch, loaded, low kms, 33Ks, auto. $12,488 2003 WINDSTAR SEL


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Trucks & Vans Motorcycles 1983 Yamaha 750, black, low kms, extras, fast, dependable, $1750.obo 250-503-2160 98 Yamaha R1, $3999 obo, and 2 quality helmets extra, best offer. (250)503-8454

Off Road Vehicles

2004 Newmar Mountan Aire Motorhome, gas, 36ft, exc. cond., info call 250-488-4343 2006 Wilderness Travel Trailer. Rear kitchen & entrance. Small slide. Sep bdrm. Walk around bed w/storage. Sleeps 6. Exc. cond. Selling due to health. $14,500. 250-503-1602 2009 Everest 345S 5th-wh 37â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 4 slides, 7yr transferable warranty, lots of storage & after market extras, a must see. Great Value at a great price. $39,995. (250)275-7515 or 250-549-0925

1986 GMC Jimmy 4x4, good tires, runs well $750 obo. 2002 Chev Silverado 4x4 fair cond. 260,000k $7900 obo. 1998 Dodge Ram Cummins 2500, 4x4, 5sp, spray in liner, new clutch, good tires, goose neck hitch $14500. 250-492-0611 1998 GMC 1500, vertec motor, running boards, new battery/tires, box-liner, 3dr, like new, canopy, pewter, 127,000 kms, $6500, (250)493-0838 2000 Olds Silhouette, fullyload,leather int., 193k, $3250, 778-476-1251, 250-486-8833 2004 GMC Sierra, 1500 4x4, ext-cab, a/c, 140K, exc/cond, $8900 (250)308-2225 2005 Chev Colorado, 4x4, c/w tow pkg, new tires, canopy, info call, 250-488-4343 2006 F350 FX4 Lariat, ext cab long box, low kms, canopy, leveling kit, 35â&#x20AC;? tires, intake, chip. $28,000. 250-549-0644 *2 Ford F450 Duallys: *2008 Lariat Super Duty Diesel 4x4, ex/cond, fully loaded. $36,500 *1994 Super Duty Propane $5,500. 250.260.0018

Boats 19ft Galaxy 1975, inboard/outboard 6cyl, OMC dr. c/w trailer and cover. $4,000. obo. In good shape. 250-832-0411 2007 Rinker ďŹ berglass bowrider, 22.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; captiva w/trailer, like brand new, 260 hp, V8, Mercury leg, bimini top, parked at Mara Lake for viewing. Must sell. Will accept reasonable offer. 780-499-0126 Email:

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4.6L, 4dr, ext, 4x4, loaded, canopy. $10,688

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BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON — The moon lights the early-morning sky as it sets behind the western hills on the outskirts of Penticton this week. The next full moon will be Sept. 12.

Donors needed for fruit tree project The annual Summerland Fruit Tree Project has begun its eighth year collecting unwanted fruit in the town. The main goal of the project, organized by the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, is to collect the unharvested fruit that goes to waste each year and distribute it within the community. After each pick, the fruit is divided equally among the volunteers, the generous donators of the fruit trees and an organization within the community. Last year close to 5,000 pounds of fruit was picked and donated to many different organizations, including the Summerland Boys and Girls Club, schools and recreation centres. Over the eight years of this



project more than 80,000 pounds of fruit has been collected and distributed. Due to the slow blooming of this year’s fruit only a few sites have been picked, with 600 pounds of cherries collected so far. This fruit has been donated to the Summerland Seniors’ Village, Angus Place, Kiwanis Place, the food bank and Parkdale Place. The group is looking forward to the upcoming fruit including plums, apples and pears. The project would not be possible without the support of the volunteers who come out to each pick. “Many people believe that to make a difference you have to do something really big and overseas,

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Groups land grants Five South Okanagan community groups are benefitting in the latest round of gaming grants released by the provincial government. They are: St. John Society (British Columbia And Yukon) - Penticton branch ($20,000); Penticton Safety Village Society ($20,000); Penticton and District Emergency Program Society ($20,000); Friends of The Summerland Research Station Gardens ($15,000); and Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society ($15,000). “This gaming funding will help support the many volunteers who donate time, effort and energy to provide a variety of different services that enhance our community,” said Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff. Across British Columbia, 101 recipients will share $1,861,891 in this latest round of grants from provincial gaming revenue. Full application info for B.C. provincial government gaming grants is available online at: www.pssg. grants/index.htm.

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