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Ironman steps up pace of local economy KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

After 29 years, the Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon continues to be the leading tourism driver in Penticton. “There was a study, that is dated now, from 2004 that estimated Ironman’s impact to be $12.5 million. So it’s significant revenue that an event of this size drives to the economy of Penticton,” said Jessie Campbell, tourism marketing manager for Penticton and Wine Country. “Ironman certainly is one of the most iconic events, and a lot of that has to do with its longevity, but also to do with the amount of exposure we get nationwide. I was just reading an article in a national paper that was talking about Ironman. The reach of an event like Ironman really puts Penticton on the map both nationally and internationally, which there is incredible value in.” In comparison, the recent Granfondo generated an estimated $2 million of economic impact, but that was the first time the cycling event occurred in Penticton. Campbell estimates each Ironman participant brings with them an average of three-anda-half guests. “If there is 3,200 participants that we may be looking at this year, that is over 11,000 people that are descending upon Penticton this weekend, which is pretty impressive because that is a third of our population,” said Campbell. The 2004 study on the economic impact of Ironman in Penticton also estimated an average participant’s stay in the city to be about seven days. Penticton and Wine Country Tourism is trying to encourage participants to stay even longer to have a chance to train and enjoy what the city and area has to offer. This year they partnered with the Iron Club to communicate with athletes by email in advance of the race to encourage them to stop by the visitor centre and check out so they can plan activities before and after their time at Ironman. “We are really excited about that partnership because we anticipate a large number of athletes that did receive communication about Penticton will have tweaked their minds about all the other activities that are available while they are here for Ironman,” said Campbell. Volunteers were frantically stuffing race kits on Wednesday for the more than 3,000 participants competing on Sunday. Mixed inside the athletes’ essentials of race numbers and participant wristbands are pamphlets and advertising information about Penticton and local attractions to take in while they are here. “It isn’t just 3,000 athletes here. They bring with them about four to five people because many people make this their summer vacation. On top of that you have the athletes who want to race in 2012 here because the primary way to sign up for the race is


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SOME OF the nearly 3,000 amateur athletes (above) dive into the waters of Okanagan Lake at the start of the 2010 Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon. Dawn Ford (below) helps prepare the welcome packages for this year’s participants at the Okanagan Lake Park tent headquarters earlier this week.

you have to be here Monday morning so we also have all those athletes here,” said Laura Carleton, Ironman race director and volunteer co-ordinator. Carleton said volunteers are still needed in a couple of areas in traffic control and crowd control. Volunteer information can be found at the tent set up at Ironman Expo in Okanagan Lake Park. If anyone is interested in volunteering, Carleton suggests they visit the tent to find more information. This year there are about 4,500 people volunteering their time to Ironman. While participants and volunteers are gearing up for the race that starts at 7 a.m. Sunday, there has been plenty to do throughout the week. On Thursday the Subaru five kilometre and Timex Iron Kids one km fun runs took place. The Downtown Penticton Association and Royal LePage are hosting a street dance in the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, featuring three stages, six bands, street performers, fire spinners, belly dancers, free bouncy castles, a rock wall, food vendors and more. On Monday, those who crossed the finish line the day before will be able to pick up finisher’s merchandise starting at 7 a.m. at Okanagan Park. Registration for the 2012 Subaru Ironman Canada race and 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship in Hawaii will be open starting at 9 a.m.



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More charges laid over youth prostitution Political candidate copes with public backlash over publicity surrounding his arrest KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

The father accused of pimping out his daughter near the Soupateria in Penticton is facing additional charges, while three other men face charges for allegedly receiving sexual services from her. “The three men have been arrested in relation to an ongoing investigation involving the procurement of a youth for sexual purpose,� said Cpl. Annie Linteau. “Numerous charges have now been laid against the father who was allegedly making his daughter available to these men for sexual purposes.� RCMP did not release the names of the three men — aged 34, 63 and 67 — pending charge approval. The men were released on a promise to appear in court and can’t be in the presence of anyone under the age of 16. In May, RCMP received information that a young girl was being sexually victimized. Her 46-year-old father was arrested on July 22 and Crown counsel has since added charges for a total of three counts of assault, two counts of sexual interference, two counts of living on the avails of prostitution, one count of sexual exploitation and one count of a parent or guardian procuring sexual activity. The man remains in custody and will be appearing in court in September for a bail hearing. The man’s name is not being released as a publication ban is in effect. Benny Wolfe, who previously ran for Penticton mayor in 2008 and plans to run in this November’s municipal election, chose to out himself as a John before police formally laid charges. It is an unusual campaign tactic to show voters he is not trying to hide anything. The 67-year-old man said he was a client of the juvenile for about eight weeks but argues that

City Hall this week go ignored by Wolfe, who was there to pick up nomination papers for the November election. “I have had three threats against my life and I have had to report to the police on three different occasions,� said Wolfe, standing on the steps of City Hall. “I also had a lady at the Farmers’ Market basically challenge me, and I said look at the paper, read the news but don’t judge me unless you have the full facts. Let the courts hear the evidence, then after all the evidence has been heard and the judge has ruled, then you can criticize me, if there is any at all.� On Thursday Wolfe told the Western News that he received an eviction notice from the apartment where he is living effective Sept. 26. While Wolfe said he can handle the comments from the public until he gets his day in court on Sept. 7, he claims some people are getting physically abusive. “I was approached in Safeway on Sunday at 10 a.m. when I was purchasing some ice cream and a fellow came up and said basically that I ‘was going to get it’ and ‘you are going to be hurt.’ On Friday when I was in line at the soup kitchen I was attacked from behind by a drug addict. He rushed behind me and hit me on the head,� said Wolfe. Most offensive to Wolfe is being turned away at the door of a nightclub he frequents. Wolfe is known to dress extravagantly at the club in what he describes as glitter clothes, crazy hats, crazy glasses and his 1990s rapper-inspired giant clock around his neck. Mark Brett/Western News “I really felt offended because I was welcome to that BENNY WOLFE heads into Penticton City Hall to pick up his nightclub for close to three years. The young women loved nomination papers for November’s civic elections. The me. I never approached them, they always approach me mayoral candidate says he has felt a public backlash since because I always dance centre stage and they love my coming forward about criminal charges against him. clothes and the way I dance. They told me I’m not allowed he was told she was of legal age. in because I am going to destroy their image. I just shook Wolfe said he expected some backlash since he came my head and said, ‘you know what you are picking on the forward publicly about the potential charge that carries a wrong guy because there are people in that nightclub that I minimum sentence of six months and up to five years of jail would consider undesirables but they still let them in,’� said time. In fact, the mutterings of passersby strolling in front of Wolfe.

Loss of oncologist won’t diminish local cancer care SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

Penticton will lose the city’s lone oncologist as of September, but health officials say care of cancer patients will not be impacted by the change. Currently, three general practitioners in oncology work alongside a medical oncologist at Penticton Regional Hospital. Medical oncologist Dr. Deepu Mirchandani, who has worked in Penticton for several years, sees approximately 200 new patients per year from the hospital’s catchment. Approximately 40 to 50 of those patients must travel to Kelowna for treatment of more rare tumours that are outside of Mirchandani’s skill set. Mirchandani, however, is moving to the Centre for Southern Interior after Sept. 2. “There will be no impact on patients requiring systemic therapy in Penticton, but the cancer care team will provide the best service that they can and have been for cancer patients,� said Johanna Denduyf, B.C. Cancer

Agency’s senior director of the communities oncology network. The agency will implement a service delivery model used in other areas of the province, she said, where patients are treated locally at community cancer centres by oncology GPs, who act under the guidance and direction of the medical oncologist who is based at a regional centre. Newly diagnosed patients will travel to Kelowna for an initial consultation with a medical oncologist, who will then consult with GPs back in Penticton on treatment like chemotherapy. “Some patients would only require a consultation and would never have to be seen by a specialist in the cancer care system, and other patients require ongoing surveillance and monitoring and would be seen more frequently,� Denduyf explained. If a medical issue were to come up during treatment, she added, GPs have immediate phone or e-mail access to regional medical oncologists, who are always on staff.


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“There’s always somebody covering,� she said, adding health officials have found the system to be “pretty transparent and pretty efficient. “I think the relationship between the cancer care team in the communities and the regional cancer care team is very strong.� Those currently under Mirchandani’s care will have a choice over their treatment location. “The patient can choose to continue to be seen by the care team at the Penticton cancer centre, particularly if they’re on systemic therapy,� Denduyf said. “The general practitioners in oncology would take responsibility for monitoring and providing them medical care in concert with Dr. Mirchandani as required. “Patients are also being offered, if they wish to be seen by Dr. Mirchandani on an ongoing basis, that we will facilitate the transfer of their care to the Kelowna Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior. They have a choice.� Denduyf said the B.C. Cancer Agency is

now actively seeking another general practitioner to work with the Penticton oncology team, because they have tried to recruit an oncology specialist for three years with no success. “There are challenges in recruiting to a solo practice in a community cancer setting,� she explained. “It doesn’t appeal to everybody.� Walter Despot, the Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District board chair, said Penticton is not alone in having troubles attracting specialists. “There’s just not enough to meet the demand and needs,� he said. “Whatever the specialty is, there’s just not enough. “Hospitals and Interior Health are constantly looking to replace specialists that have left. They’re working on it constantly and as diligently as possible. If the numbers out there are minimal, then it’s very challenging. There’s only so many of them around. Unfortunately we don’t produce the numbers that we need — and that’s easier said than done.�


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Festival features heated competition STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

Chris Remington has another feather to tuck into his chef’s hat after winning an Iron Chef competition last weekend. Actually, his trophy is a little bit larger than a feather; it’s an iron and granite reproduction of a tomato plant, in honour of Covert Farms, who sponsored the competition at their Festival of the Tomato last weekend. The popular festival has been on hiatus for the last two years, and organizers at the farm wanted to get it restarted with a bang, so they arranged the iron chef competition, inviting three top area chefs to participate. Remington, who is executive chef of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, won the contest with a smoked eggplant and onion tartlet, accompanied by a tomato salad and served with tomatillo and bacon salsa. But he was up against some stiff competition from Chef Chris Van Hooydonk of the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery and Chef Jeremy Luypen

of the Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek. “I got the critic’s choice, which is first place; second place is the people’s choice, which was Chris Van Hooydonk,” Remington said Remington. “Both of them were great. Jeremy did five courses in half an hour, which was ambitious … and Chris, right after me, was doing a tartlet as well, filled with tomato salad.” Since this was the Festival of the Tomato, including tomatoes was one of the major requirements for the competition. Combined with only having an hour to present, that helped define Remington’s choice. “I had to find something that showcased the tomato and was something that I could prepare enough for eight plate within half an hour,” said Remington. With only an hour total, Remington

explained that he had to spend half of it prepping and the other half presenting it to the judges, including how it worked with the wine choice, which was a 2009 Amicitia, a white wine blend from Dunham & Froese. Remington said, however, that they were able to make some preparations at the restaurant, leaving just the final preparations to be made on site. “When I was there I turned on the barbecue and put on a tinfoil with wood chips for smoking and then smoked eggplant, onion and garlic, then pureed it in front of them,” he said. “So you had eight plates that you had to do for the judges, take one of them, explain every single element of it start to finish, and if you can show them the cooking techniques, even better.” Remington isn’t going to be sitting on his laurels though. He’s already looking forward to participating in the competition again next year. “I get to keep the trophy for a year and take it back next year, hopefully win again,” said Remington.

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MUSICAL EXHIBITION — Penticton’s Beamer Wigley performs at the Kids Division Semi-Finals in the PNE Star Showdown. The annual summer fair in Vancouver, featuring over 700 shows, exhibits and attractions, runs through Sept. 5.

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The Corporation of the City of Penticton intends to close an unused portion of Dedicated

Road west of the intersection of Industrial Avenue and Industrial Place. This land will be designated as Park for the Ellis Creek Trail Head Park. The above mentioned information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Tuesday, September 6, 2011, in the Planning Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed road closure may appear in person or by agent at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. or submit written comments to the attention of the Corporate Officer prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday September 2, 2011.

ZONING AMENDMENT 433 CHURCHILL AVENUE BYLAW 2011-45 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 201145 to amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 as follows: Rezone from R2 (Small Lot Residential) to RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing) located at 433 Churchill Avenue, Penticton B.C. The applicant proposes to construct a four-unit townhouse development on the site. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed amendment may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 to Attention: City Clerk, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9; Email: No letter, report or representation from the public will

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NOTICE TO MOTORISTS NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT THE WARREN AVENUE EAST/GOVERNMENT STREET INTERSECTION Please be advised that the City of Penticton Electric Utility will be activating the new traffic signal installation at this location as per the following schedule: • Friday, August 26, 2011 – New signals will be activated in 4-way red flash mode. Motorists to adhere to 4-way stop procedure when proceeding through intersection. • Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 – New signals will be switched from 4-way red flash mode to normal signal operation. Motorists to proceed through intersection as per traffic signal indications. The City of Penticton thanks motorists for their patience and caution during this transition period.



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Mayors reaction mixed over municipal auditor SIMONE BLAIS Western News Staff

The province is serving up municipal audits with either a slice of financial transparency or a hidden agenda on the side. Those were the mixed reviews two South Okanagan mayors offered in light of the B.C. government’s plan to appoint a municipal auditor general in charge of reviewing financial line items like grants and taxation formulas for residents and businesses of cities, towns and villages. “The economic times have been challenging. We’re doing our best, but in my opinion, I think an overview sometimes on how business is being conducted is good,” Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton said. “The economies of the whole world these days are a bit tenuous. I was brought up to think, ‘If you look after the pennies, the dollars will follow.’” Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong said in an interview last week that B.C.’s municipal auditor won’t overrule local government decisions, but “performance audits” would highlight areas where communities can save money. The service will be a benefit to the 160 local governments, especially the smaller ones, she said. “More than half of our municipalities have populations under 5,000,” Chong said. “They don’t have the capacity to do value-for-money audits or performance audits.” Oliver Mayor Pat Hampson, however, said his municipal hall has four people working in the finance department who don’t have time to work with ministry staff or consultants looking to review their books. “Come taxation time, they’re run off their feet,” he said. “We are already an organization which is audited. We’re obliged to have an annual audit of our books. So as far as the actual expenditures are concerned, everything that we do, every bill that we pay, literally every dollar that we bring in is audited by independent auditors.”

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igher gas prices have been fuelling frustration among Penticton drivers over the course of the summer months. And a quick check of prices around the region shows that local motorists have every right to be upset. While the price of a litre of regular gas sits at $1.25.9 in Penticton, a quick trip in just about any direction will find you savings of a few bucks on a tankful. And the thing that has left so many Penticton drivers fuming is the apparent lack of any rhyme or reason behind the higher prices. Lower Mainland drivers must contend with a regional transit levy, and isolated northern communities must deal with higher transportation costs. But regional transit is all but non-existent in the Okanagan, and it’s hard to picture any transportation issues that would justify a five-cent discrepancy between Penticton and other Okanagan communities. (It should be noted that gas prices jumped 10 cents a litre in Kelowna Wednesday to $1.29.9, for no apparent reason.) The chorus from irate drivers has reached such a level that it has drawn the attention of local politicians. But there is not much municipal government can do about rates established by multi-national corporations apart from lobbying senior levels of government, which is exactly what Penticton council has done. Local MP Dan Albas has opened an investigation into the issue, and promises to be speaking with both large oil companies and local gas station owners to try and get to the bottom of the price differences. But there are limits to what we can expect the rookie Tory MP to uncover. What he won’t find is any hard evidence of collusion. But the matter shouldn’t end there. A parliamentary committee needs to call the oil executives onto the carpet to get answers on how prices are set, and demand a response more revealing than “it’s a coincidence” when asked about identical pricing at stations throughout a community. The answers Penticton drivers have been waiting for are likely still a long way down the road.

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n war, the moral is to the physical as three to one, said Napoleon, and the Libyan rebels certainly demonstrated the truth of that. Gaddafi had more soldiers, they were better trained and much better armed, and they did not lack courage. But the rebels firmly believed that they were bound to win, and once Gaddafi’s troops also became infected with that belief their resistance collapsed. However, Napoleon also said that God is on the side with the best artillery, and the rebels had nothing bigger than light antiaircraft guns. Their real artillery was the NATO air forces that conducted a five-month bombing campaign on their behalf. Even though there are technically no foreign “boots on the ground” in Libya, this heavy reliance on foreign military support makes the rebels forces beholden to the West in the eyes of some Libyans and many other Arabs. So they are, but as the leaders of the revolution try to make the tricky transition from dictatorship and civil war to an open and democratic country, the influence of the foreigners may prove useful. Consider the tasks that the revolutionaries now face. First, the rebel leaders must prevent their victorious troops from taking revenge on the regime’s erstwhile supporters. The last thing they need is a bloodbath in Tripoli or anywhere else. Then they must choose some thousands of today’s ragtag fight-


ers to serve as a conventional army and disband the rest of the militia forces that sprang up to fight Gaddafi’s army. A lot of people who fought for the revolution are going to feel cheated, and they still have guns. The revolutionaries must then find a way of dealing with Gaddafi (if and when they catch him) that does not deepen the already grave divisions in Libyan society. Then they have to write a constitution, hold a free election, and form a legitimate government to which the National Transitional Council will hand over all its powers. They also have to restart the economy and get money into people’s hands as quickly as possible. Many Libyans have not been paid for four months now. That task will be a lot easier if the country’s foreign currency reserves, much of which are held abroad in accounts that were frozen by the United Nations during the conflict in order to cut off Gaddafi’s cash flow, are

now released rapidly to the new Libyan government. It will also want to borrow a lot of money abroad to repair the oil facilities that were damaged in the fighting and get exports moving again. That money will almost certainly be made available, because Libya has enough oil reserves to repay it tenfold, if necessary. But then the going gets harder. Many people in the rebel leadership understand that the country’s strong tribal loyalties are divisive, but keeping them out of democratic politics is not going to be easy. It’s especially hard because there are no powerful civic organisations (professional associations, trade unions, etc.) to serve as an alternate focus for political activity. Moreover, the revolution succeeded early in the east (Cyrenaica), while most of the west (Tripolitania) stayed under Gaddafi’s rule almost down to the end. So the NTC, which is only now moving from Benghazi in the east to Tripoli in the west, has a strong eastern bias. Yet the west has two-thirds of the population, and it was the fighters in the west who carried the main burden of the fighting. Libyan society was atomized under Gaddafi, quite deliberately, in order to make each individual isolated and powerless when dealing with the regime. Now all those horizontal links that are collectively known as “civil society” must be recreated, without allowing tribal and regional

loyalties to take over. Which is why the fact that the revolution has powerful foreign supporters could be useful to Libya. Britain and France, in particular, have committed a great deal of political capital to the success of the Libyan revolution. They carried out more than half of the air strikes in support of the rebels, while other European democracies and Canada, all NATO members, did the rest. (The United States only contributed surveillance capabilities and occasional Predator drone strikes after the first few weeks.) These European allies need to justify their intervention to their own people, so they will do everything in their power to make sure that there are no massacres, that Gaddafi and his close allies, when caught, are handed over to the International Criminal Court for trial (much better for the stability of the country than trying him in Libya), and that the process of building a democratic government in Libya goes as smoothly as possible. They have a great deal of leverage over the rebel forces at the moment, and they will use it to keep the revolution on the tracks. Despite all the obstacles to a smooth transition that Libya faces, the outcome here could be surprisingly positive. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Gas companies gouging Penticton drivers For months (if not years), gas station retailers have been gouging Pentictonites at the pump. The Canadian dollar was over par (as much as six cents) and the price of crude was down, yet the reason for the continued higher gas price is now blamed on rising ‘transportation’ costs. Here in the Okanagan Valley we are fortunate that we aren’t charged an additional 15-18 cents a litre for transit tax (as in Vancouver). We will continue to fill up, pay up and shut up because, thankfully, we only have to pay a ‘sunshine’ tax. During a recent interview, our mayor said that the majority of Penticton residents are unlikely to drive to Kelowna to fill-up with less-expensive gas. So if folks are not going to drive over an hour to Kelowna (or Kamloops or the U.S.) to fill up their gas tank, then there is no need for any local municipal official to investigate the 5-10 cents per litre difference. Great job, and thanks for the

Layton an inspiration It is rare for the death of a beloved public figure to inspire hope and grief in equal proportion. But this morning, the news of Jack Layton’s untimely passing and the farewell letter he left for Canadians has ignited a current of hope that may one day prove to be his lasting public contribution. Last year, Canadians were inspired by Jack’s fierce grace and unyielding commitment to fighting for a better Canada as he faced his first battle with cancer and, later, a federal election while recovering from hip surgery. Today, the news of Jack’s death and the release of his final words has touched the hearts of millions of people from different walks of life and political persuasions. His brave message of hope to Canadians is being posted across the internet on social networks and quoted around the world. His final message to us — having gone immediately viral on Facebook — is a rallying cry to return to a principled government with strong social values in the tradition of Ghandi and Mandela: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” In his life and in his passing, Jack Layton has challenged us all to imagine a Canada in which our national psyche is animated by the noblest of human aspirations — the values of fairness, compassion, reason, democracy and justice. If the millions of Canadians who are hearing his message and reflecting on his contribution to our society today are infused with even a fraction of his tenacious spirit and vision, Canada will be forever changed for the better. Jack’s lifelong commitment to Canada, the depth of his passion for change, and his fighting spirit, along with his graceful acceptance that his personal battle was ending has shown Canadians what true leadership looks like. The challenge now is for each of us to carry on working to build a better Canada as Jack would have. Julia Pope, president Penticton NDP Constituency Association

City should go it alone A half a century ago it seemed like a good idea. Times were good and the B.C. government tasked with the job of looking after the rural districts across B.C. was finding it a time-consuming and expensive proposition. Someone got the bright idea to organize the rural districts into governing bodies and include the cities they surround as an integral part of the system. With this one step they were able to off-load many previous provincial responsibilities and expenses directly to the taxpayers in the various rural districts.

well-thought out analysis of the problem, Mr. Mayor. We will continue to fill up, pay up and shut up. Numerous times, the federal government has investigated consumer complaints, but continues to say that there is no proof of price-fixing (collusion) by the oil companies and station owners. So let’s just say ‘great job’ to the federal politicians and bureaucrats who developed the Competition Act (C-34). And to those that have delved into price-fixing — and found nothing — well done. From now until doomsday, there is absolutely no need for any politician to take any more time from running the city or country to investigate whether there is competition at the pumps. Why? Because we believe you and will continue to fill up, pay up and shut up. To all those that say there ‘is’ competition, I acknowledge that there are the options of purchasing gas at Husky/

The 2011 reality is that there is no longer the money for cities to finance these sinkholes of tax dollars. Cities across B.C. are having trouble financing their own responsibilities towards their residents without trying to resolve and/or fund the problems in the rural communities that rightfully lie outside their jurisdiction. Although the vast majority of rural residents, except through user fees, do not contribute to the financing or running costs of Penticton’s public facilities, 25 to 27 per cent of Penticton public facility use is by out-of-town residents. User fees do not cover operational costs. They are financed through the tax roll. This places an undue burden on Penticton residential taxpayers that choose to live here. If the RDOS continues on their present course that the majority of their residents don’t use our public facilities so they should ride free, Pentictonites should consider pulling out of the RDOS and saving millions of tax dollars over the next decade. The West Bench is the only area that provides a yearly stipend of about $20,000 to offset costs for their use of the community centre and library. However, that is the old rate. No arrangements were made by Penticton council to increase the tax rate to reflect the new reality of a renovated and upgraded centre, with costs double to three times the amount of the old facility. Penticton, due to its small population, is particularly hard-pressed as it doesn’t have a large enough population to offset the ridefree attitude of the surrounding rural community. Abbotsford with the population of 123,000 people is finding its regional district an onerous burden and has applied to the B.C. government to withdraw as they claim they could save $1.4 million by doing so. Penticton taxpayers facing an everincreasing tax burden are being unfairly taxed. It is time to move ahead and find a better way of doing things. If that means withdrawing from the RDOS, then so be it.

Mohawk for the BCAA membership incentive, or the Super Store 3.5-cent cash-back (only if you purchase groceries) and even the one cent lower prices at stations on Native-owned land. However, not everyone participates in these ‘cash-back’ schemes. So Mr. Mayor, I want to remind you to take the time to look at the exact price advertised on every sign, as you drive past the few gas stations in my city. Of course it is usually better to support local businesses, but when I choose to drive to ‘small-town’ U.S.A., I see differences in advertised prices — even at stations selling the same brand of gasoline despite being located within a few blocks of each other. Now that is competition. Elaine Lewis Penticton

this boarding house needs to be up to code for safety standards. But to continually charge $600 daily for infractions so that the bill is now reaching $20,000 is absolutely arrogant, unbelievable, ludicrous and totally shocking to me. Perhaps the city should work with Dennis on this as he is providing a service and place for these tenants that have nowhere to turn to. Would the city rather see these people on the streets? The money the city expects to reap could be better spent on bringing the safety issues up to code and working towards a mutual agreement to satisfy everyone. There is not enough low-income-type housing here in Penticton. Look at Kelowna with the housing unit called Willowbridge. Now that is something Kelowna can be proud of. Why don’t we have something like that here? I would say the people working for the city in these departments have never been down and out or had to wonder where they will sleep, or how they are going to pay rent and expenses when they aren’t able to work or are unable to find employment. I say the city should listen to the tenants that currently reside at Winnipeg Manor. Also, stop charging such outrageous fees. Diane Brown Penticton

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On Aug. 6 the Penticton Elks Lodge #51 hosted our annual Peachfest Pancake Breakfast in our upstairs hall at 343 Ellis St. We would like to thank our sponsors, Summerland Sweets, Van Houtte’s (Jack Kelly) Coffee, Coca-Cola Bottling and WalMart for their donations and support. We would like to give Giant FM 100.7 a great big thank you for all the air time in promoting this event. But most of all we would like to thank the many people who came for the pancake breakfast and supported us. It is through fundraising events such as this that our lodge is able to give back to the community through various programs, families and bursaries. To all the volunteers who came out to help and worked so hard, this event wouldn’t be the success that it was without you. Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough.

I have read a few articles and comments in regards to the boarding house at 597 Winnipeg St. called the Winnipeg Manor. I believe what Dennis Hildebrand has done to this house and by helping out people that truly need assistance, is to be commended. Seems to me that since Dennis bought this house the exterior is looking better than it has in a long time. I can’t say the same for the interior, but it seems like the tenants have no issues. From what Dennis has said, he has changed the inside and is making the house more safe and hygienic. I can see the city’s side in that

Deer oh deer. What is all the fuss about deer cohabiting with us in town. The fact is we haven’t given them much choice. They obviously couldn’t beat us, so they have joined us. Fact of the matter is, they still roam where they always have, only now there are large, five-bedroom, 14-bath mansions with quadruple garages and Olympic-sized swimming pools to contend with. And we, the population,

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in turn, switched their pine needle and sagebrush diets with expensive exotic shrubs with succulent rose blooms for a chaser. Exchange is no robbery. Just think about this for a moment. Forty years ago, in the early ‘70s, you could park your Ford Meteor at the foot of Pineview and South Main and hoof it up to Wiltse (in the best part of five hours) and be back down loading a nice four-point mule deer and a pair of plump blue grouse into your truck, or strapped on the hood (for all to see) on the way to the butcher. We should look to the townsfolk of Grand Forks as an example for their tolerance to the white-tail population. It’s a common sight to see the deer (three deep) sleeping at the curb of a busy intersection, under a cottonwood tree, without a care in the world. Come on Penticton, live with it. As any hunter will tell you, there won’t be a bloody deer to be had or seen come opening day Sept. 10, as they all go to ground until hunting season is over. It’s Murphy’s Law. Andy Homan Penticton

Info flows from workshops Some Summerlanders who missed out on the xeriscape and irrigation workshops presented in May might wish they had attended after receiving their first metered water bills. They have a second chance. The same two workshops are being offered in September: xeriscape on Sept. 11 and irrigation on Sept. 17. People who attend will learn how to reduce the water they use on their present landscaping, how to plan a waterwise landscape, and the easiest and most efficient ways to irrigate that landscape. They will tour local properties to see those methods in action. Interested readers can check the Parks and Recreation Fall brochure or call the office at 250-494-0447 for more information. Kathryn McCourt Summerland

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ARI NEUFELD chats with Pierre Couture, owner of the Dream CafĂŠ and a mentor to the young musician. Neufeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s live album will be released on Sept. 10 at the cafĂŠ.

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It may not be his first recording effort, but Live at the Dream CafĂŠ is filled with meanings and milestones for Ari Neufeld. The album, which well be released on Sept. 10, is the result of years of work for Neufeld, combined with the help of a lot of friends and especially the mentorship of Dream CafĂŠ owner Pierre Couture, who discovered Neufeld while walking through the Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market on a Saturday morning about four years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His sound was what stopped me the first time, at the market,â&#x20AC;? said Couture, whose Dream CafĂŠ has played host to some great musicians over the last decade, including the likes of Jim Byrnes, Judy Collins, Michael Kaeshammer, Bill Bourne and many others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hire local people,â&#x20AC;? Couture told Neufeld when they met. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hire people that I know can sell and I can sell you.â&#x20AC;? That was the start of what Neufeld calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;a kind of casual apprenticeship.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He used to come out and sit on the curb when I was busking at the Saturday morning markets,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He saw the potential in me as an artist. He really wanted to help me in my education.â&#x20AC;? That involved things like Couture reserving a table whenever a performer was coming through that he thought Neufeld could learn from. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an investment that Couture doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret. The best day the CafĂŠ has ever had, he said, was when Neufeld

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had a show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had so many people in here. It was a good thing for him too, to see that many people show up,â&#x20AC;? said Couture. For his part, Neufeld said there is something special that happens when you perform at the CafĂŠ. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a performerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standpoint, there is something incredible that happens when you are playing at the Dream CafĂŠ. I think he has created a place where people know there is going to be good quality music and because of that energy, artists tend to perform really well,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld, adding that the education and help Couture offered went beyond just slipping him in the back door for concerts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For about three to four years, we chit-chatted about the main points of what makes a dynamic artist,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a super helpful time in my life, but at the end of it, we decided to cut a record and we hired my dream engineer from Victoria, Corwin

Fox, to come out and record the show live.â&#x20AC;? That was about a year ago. Since then, Neufeld has been spending his time in post-production, mixing, mastering and editing the show. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also put together a video with the help of Nikos Theodosakis and a full video crew that also attended the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a full video crew, I had 13 mikes on my body, just to record the audio. And some special guests came out, like painter Jenny Long,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She painted a portrait of me during the show and we used it on the cover.â&#x20AC;? Live at the Dream CafĂŠ is being release as a package, combining the CD with a DVD of the performance and a book Neufeld penned about his journey to create the album. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks, reads and sounds incredible,â&#x20AC;? said Neufeld, who is a little harder to pin down on what exactly the music sounds like. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We coined a descriptor for it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re calling it full-contact folk,â&#x20AC;? he said, describing the one-man band style heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developed, adding percussion by dancing on a wooden box while he plays his guitar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of transcended typical genres. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just categorize it as folk,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think people can expect a little bit more. I am musically working through some contemporary ideas.â&#x20AC;? The party to celebrate the release of the album takes place at the Dream CafĂŠ on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m., with John Rousseau opening the show for Neufeld and Jenny Long returning to create another live portrait during the course of the show.

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The Summerland Singers and Players have chosen Mesa, by awardwinning Canadian playwright Doug Curtis as their fall production. They describe Mesa as a funny and poignant road trip story, which Curtis based on a true story. Bud is 93 and for many years has been travelling, along with his wife Molly, from their home in Calgary to their snowbird home in Mesa, Ariz. Sadly, Molly has passed on — Bud wants to make one last trip but is not able to drive himself. His grandsonin-law, Paul, is roped in to do the driving. Paul is looking forward to the trip as a great adventure but Bud has other ideas. He wants to get from Calgary to Mesa in as short a time as possible and there lies the story. Curtis gives this look at the generation

gap a humorous treatment, but the events take a surprising turn when each man has to come to grips with the needs and wants of the other. Mesa stars James Fofonoff and Bob Read with special guest Jack Godwin of the Kettle Valley Brakemen. The play will only be on for a short run with evening performances at 8 p.m. in Summerland’s Centre Stage Theatre from Oct. 20 to 22. There will also be a single matinee performance on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors, for the Oct. 20 show. Tickets for the other dates are $17 and $15 students and seniors. They’re available in Summerland at Sweet Tooth and the Summerland Art Gallery and in Penticton at Dragon’s Den on Front Street.








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Concerts Aug. 26 — Gillian Russell performs in the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa at 8 p.m. Aug. 26 — The Downtown Penticton Association presents Live at Lunch on Fridays in Nanaimo Square, today featuring Ari Neufeld. Aug. 26 — Silent Line, live at VooDoo’s. Aug. 26 — New Stars on a Hot August Night with Oliver and Penticton musicians will be performing at Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Medici’s and Beyond Bliss in Oliver, and at Dolci Deli in Osoyoos. Aug. 26 — Barry Mathers and Gary Smyth, founding members of the Cruzeros, are bringing their new band, Mean Donna, to the Dream Café and they guarantee there is an entertaining story in the name they chose for their new band. Aug. 27 — Nikita Afonso returns to the Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club, performing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 — Uncorked is playing at Savvio’s Greek Family Restaurant in Oliver, starting at 6 p.m. and finishing about 9 p.m. Weather permitting, the show will take place on the outside patio. Aug. 27 — Lobo Blanco, the white wolf of the Okanagan mixing funky Latin Reggae with a hint of insanity, live at VooDoo’s. Aug. 28 — VooDoo’s presents a double bill with Backyard Betties and the Darylectones. Aug. 30 — Live music is returning to the S.S. Sicamous on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the remainder of the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.

Events 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. Aug. 27 — Only two more walking tours of historic Penticton left, starting at 10 a.m. in front of the salmon fountain in Nanaimo Square. Last tour on Saturday, Sept. 3, cost by donation. For more information contact the Penticton Museum at 250-490-2454. Aug. 27 — Twelve local artists have teamed up to offer the new Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour Route, opening their studios through October on a trail leading from Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake. Brochures available at visitors’ centre, wineries, hotels/motels, bookstores, local libraries and galleries or see the route online at

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all me old school, but I miss Arnie. Oh, Jason Momoa certainly has the pre-requisites to play Conan The Barbarian – steely glare, long flowing locks, a definite vengeance seeker, not overly big on thespian skills and the dude looks like a walking commercial for 24 Hour Fitness. Fits the bill, I’d say. Yet, there’s just something about that barely decipherable Austrian babble (remember, Schwarzenegger wasn’t on Hollywood soil for all that long when he took on the role in 1982) to go with the ridiculously bulging biceps that gave the character an odd likeability. In the new Conan, Momoa sacrifices charm for killing other dudes in all kinds of horrific ways. But then, I guess that’s the name of the game in Conan The Barbarian, and man, a bloody game it is. The movie begins — where else? — on a battlefield, where Conan is born — and the blessed event is a bit of a mucky one. Raised by his father (Ron Perlman) to kill or be killed, Conan kills. He kills a lot. He

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kills often. Especially when Dad gets killed by an evil dude named Zym (Stephen Lang). Conan really, really wants to kill that guy, boy. From there, there’s a search for some broken mask or something, plus your trademark beauty (Rachel Nichols), a slinky sorceress (Rose McGowan), a lot of killing, etc., etc. Honestly, I’m surprised a Conan re-boot took this long. I would’ve thought after the success of 300 a few years back — a film that really, really embraced swords and shirtless dudes and hot babes and blood and stuff — that everyone’s favourite barbarian would’ve been back faster than you could say aaaaarghh. Alas, it took the big guy a spell. And, sorry Conan fans, but

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JASON MOMOA takes on the title role in Conan the Barbarian, in a remake of one of Arnold Schwazenegger’s most famous roles.

the wait wasn’t exactly worth it. Conan The Barbarian isn’t horrid, but it pales to comparison to the Schwarzenegger movie that inspired it. Director Marcus Nispel (who helmed remakes of Friday The 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is missing a good dose of camp and humour that makes such fare easier to swal-

low. Oh, and Morgan Freeman as a narrator … Morgan Freeman! That had to be one big killer of a paycheque. Out of a possible five stars, I’ll give Conan The Barbarian a two. The feature is currently playing at the PenMar Cinema Centre in Penticton. Jason Armstrong is a movie reviewer living in the Okanagan.

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any people have read Greg Mortenson’s hugely popular book Three Cups of Tea. In fact, some may have done so because of my praise for the book when it was published five years ago. Since that time, fellow mountaineer and author Jon Krakauer, has cast a shadow over the book. Krakauer, (author of Into the Thin Air and Into the Wild) recently went on the TV show 60 Minutes to discredit Mortenson. Krakauer has followed up with a full expose bitterly titled, Three Cups of Deceit. In this book, he argues that much of Three Cups of Tea and Mortenson’s latest book, Stones to Schools is an outright lie. Three Cups of Tea has become a major phenomenon. The book begins with a compelling story: Mortenson loses his way while descending formidable mountain

K2, and stumbles into a remote Pakistani village, Korphe. He is struck by the extreme poverty: the village schoolchildren, without a building, scratch their work into the dirt with sticks. Moved, Mortenson promises to return to Korphe one day to build a school. He does so. And in the years since, Mortenson has established a major fundraising organization, The Central Asia Institute, and built scores of schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, according to Krakauer, the story of Korphe is completely false. On the K2 descent Mortenson was not alone, he convalesced in a different village, and only visited Korphe a year after his climbing ordeal. Krakauer goes on to discredit many of Mortenson’s best-known stories such as his claim

HEATHER ALLEN ARMCHAIR BOOK CLUB that he was a kidnapping victim. Krakauer was infuriated by claims of fraudulent accounting at the Central Asia Institute. Krakauer’s anger is understandable. For one thing, Krakauer himself donated substantial amounts to the organization. Still, Krakauer may not be the right person to write this book. Because the book is dripping with bitterness, it’s hard to trust him. In addition, the veracity of Krakauer’s own books have been questioned – especially

an unflattering portrait of a Russian climber in Into Thin Air. It’s hard to know who to believe. Some sources have since reported that they were misquoted in Three Cups of Deceit. Nonetheless, Krakauer has presented enough evidence to significantly undermine Mortenson’s credibility. Three Cups of Deceit is worth a look, but it raises as many questions as it answers:Why did Krakauer write a book rather than air his grievances privately? Why hasn’t Mortenson spoken out? In this literary slug fest, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Mortenson is madly writing a book in response to the allegations. One thing is sure: as long as we’re buying books about the Three Cups fiasco, the last word has yet to be written. Heather Allen is a writer and reader who lives in Penticton.

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News Family seeks support for infant KRISTI PATTON Western News Staff

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A Penticton family is reaching out to the community to help with costs associated with their newborn baby who has an undiagnosed respiratory disease. To assist the family, Zellers is holding a barbecue fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday with hotdogs, hamburgers and pop being sold by donation. All proceeds will go to the family to help pay for various costs. Through the support of their families, teen parents Amanda Herner and David Johnson have managed to stay emotionally strong for their six-month-old baby Hailie, who was flown to the neo-natal intensive care unit at B.C. Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Vancouver just six days after she was born on Feb. 22. “Since Amanda is under age and is unable to stay in Vancouver by herself, her mom has had to take a leave of absence from her work in order to stay in Vancouver with her,” said David Johnson Sr, grandfather to Hailie. “The financial strain on this family is incredible.” The young father has been staying in Penticton, working part-time at a restaurant and using that money to visit his baby and Herner at the hospital and to help support them financially. Hailie’s condition deteriorated shortly after she was born and it became necessary for the baby to be put on a ventilator in order to keep her alive. Since March Hailie’s condition has deteriorated to the

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YOUNG PARENTS David Johnson and Amanda Herner are asking the community for support for their sick newborn child Hailie. A fundraiser barbecue is being held at Zellers on Friday.

point that only a tracheotomy, a tube placed in the windpipe to deliver air into the lungs, would be effective to help her breathe. The baby is unable to breathe and swallow at the same time and therefore has to rely on a surgically placed feeding tube in her stomach. Recently, it was found that Hailie has been having myoclonic seizures and has been put on medication in order to help try and control them. Hailie’s grandmother, Jill Herner, said they remain positive that the baby will be able to come home in the fall. “It’s tentative for Oct. 1, but at this point it can change at any time depending on how she is doing. Right now she is doing not too bad but she has a bit of a cold. They tried a new medication on her and it seems to be helping with her seiz-

ures, so we are praying that this will do some good,” said Jill. The grandmother said funding by Easter Seals is running out and it costs about $40 per day for the pair to stay at the hospital. Since Jill has taken a leave of absence from work, paying to stay at the hospital and keeping up with bills in Penticton has been tough. “Money that is raised will go towards helping make sure Hailie has a home to return to when that time comes. While $40 a day at Easter Seals sounds pricey, renting a furnished place here would be at least $1,200 a month. Then we also need to pay rent at the house in Penticton and bills which I expect to increase with the machines that we need to run for Hailie when she comes home,” said the grandmother.

Legion salutes longtime member STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

This Sunday, the Summerland Legion plans to honour one of their highest profile members. In the Second World War, Steve Dunsdon, was a motorcycle dispatch rider in the European theatre. But as a Legion member, he rose to the top of the organization’s ranks when he became Dominion president in 1984, serving for two years as national leader for all the Royal Canadian Legions. The branch is honouring him for that as well as for his leadership and service to the local Legion, where in 1960 he was the first president of Branch 22, when the Legion formally chartered nationally as the Royal Canadian Legion. That was also a year of rebuilding for the local branch, which had to construct a new home after the previous building was destroyed in a fire. “There are certain members of a Legion who just wear their heart on their sleeve for the organization. Steve is obviously one of those,” said John Dorn, current president of the Summerland Legion. “Even at a branch level there is a huge time commitment to represent the branch at the zone. Once you start going up that hierarchy, there are all sorts of meetings all the time and a lot of travelling.” Dorn, who moved to Summerland in 2006, said Dunsdon was still active in the Legion when he arrived and continues to be so. “Because he had made it all the way to the top of the ladder in the hierarchy of the Legion, he was always sort of front and centre at any of the Legion meetings,” said Dorn. “He was the guy who knew the rules and the right way of doing things and he certainly knew if there was precedent for the way the Legion should be operating. He always has his two

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STEVE DUNSDON (front right) rides in the Summerland Legion’s float during the Actionfest parade earlier this summer. The past Dominion president of the Royal Canadian Legion will be honoured by his fellows in a ceremony this Sunday.

cents to say at any of the meetings.” There are several levels between the local branch and the national office. Dorn said Dunsdon worked at all of them. “Like a lot of service organizations, you are a branch president, zone commander, then a provincial president, and then a Dominion president,” he said. “It’s something to say that a fellow from a small town like Summerland made it all the way to the top. He must have been held in pretty high regard.” The ceremony honouring Dunsdon will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. with a presentation at the Summerland Legion, followed by tea and cake. Dorn said the branch is offering an open invitation to Dunsdon’s many friends and numerous relatives to join in honouring him on Sunday.

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Agricultural centre finds room to grow STEVE KIDD Western News Staff

It takes time to grow something good, whether that’s a single plant or an urban agriculture education centre. According to Eva Durance of the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association, the group’s site at Ellis and Nanaimo in downtown Penticton is well on the way to being the education centre they have dreamed about. After two years of setbacks in finding an appropriate spot for their centre, PUAA was finally granted use of the former Nanaimo Hall site this spring, with a commercial-use permit granted in June so they could get to work on preparing the site. The initial goal, according to Durance, is to provide education and instruction to anyone in the community who is interested in learning to grow their own food. Eventually, they plan to have demonstration gardens to be used for people to learn how to garden and compost, as well as demonstration greenhouses and a classroom building. “I think people are realizing more and more that we have to produce more of our own food and need to support our farmers,” said Durance. “Living in the Okanagan, we are so lucky, there are so many places that can’t produce food to the extent we can here.” Earlier this month, the site was busy with several church groups who had come down to help clean up the site, which has been in disuse for several years. “This is giving us a huge boost to get the weeds off and we are putting in compost boxes,” said Durance, indicating the workers who were busy painting fences, pulling weeds and hammering together the compost

boxes in one corner. They still need about 80 feet of chain link fencing to secure the site, but once that is done, Durance continued, they will be finished with the site work for this year, and will be concentrating on preparing to offer classes next year. “We might have some in September, we haven’t quite figured that out. In late winter, early spring we will get a full slate of courses going and we will be doing more membership drives,” she said. They also plan to reconnect with all the groups that had expressed interest in helping, before the PUAA got sidetracked with the fight to find a home for the project. They would also like to get started on the classroom building next year, said Julius Bloomfield, co-founder of the group. “If we can get that building up, then we can do courses in any weather. The building will be the priority. Well first, right now, the fence is the priority. We’ve got to find the fencing,” he said, adding that they will also be adding a lot more garden boxes and beds for demonstration purposes. Another PUAA goal they want to get going next year, said Durance, is putting people who want to garden or farm together with people who have land that they would be happy to have used or leased. But the group still has one big hurdle to overcome, which is getting charitable status so they can fundraise the money needed to make their dream a reality. “We haven’t got our charitable status yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed it will come through this time. They turn down everyone the first time — I don’t know why it is even a question,” she said. “It’s a collaborative effort too, we are working with the DPA.”

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop in darts and pool at 7 p.m. followed by karaoke by Anita. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Affordable Music at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a beef dinner by Legion Ladies with all the trimmings for $8 at the hall on 502 Martin St., 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by Dale Seaman. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has line dancing

at 1 p.m. Call the centre at 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. ANAVETS HAS DJ music. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. ROYAL LEPAGE DOWNTOWN is having a street dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Kinship returns as headliner. Three stages, six bands, DJ shakes, break dancers, street entertainers, fire spinner, games, rock wall, crawl zone, bouncy castles and much more. Lots of food vendors available. SPANISH CLASSES IN September has registration open. During the 10-week session, students receive instruction on grammar, to learn and or improve receptive and expressive skills. Class at Cheers Church Mondays or Thurdays. Call Sandy at 250-499-9564 for info. BARK IN THE Park is Oliver’s newest summer event to raise funds needed for the BC SPCA to support local programs in the South Okanagan. Admission of $2 allows participants to enjoy live music. A by-donation

barbecue lunch of smokies and drinks provided by Buy-Low Foods will be offered between 1 to 3 p.m. Following the event will be the annual Doggie Swim at the Oliver Pool from 4 to 5 p.m. SISTER MADONNA BUDER will be at the Zoot booth in the athlete expo signing her book The Grace to Race from 3 to 4 p.m.


ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. with sing a long at 4 p.m. ANAVETS HAS DINNER at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 6:30 p.m. J EWISH L EARNING 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 CancerAwareness. 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. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. Designated driver on duty. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop in darts/pool at 4 p.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Shindigger. SISTER MADONNA BUDER will be at Peach City Runners signing her book The Grace to Race from 11 a.m. to noon. PENTICTON RESIDENTS ARE invited to gather at the Shatford Centre – Galleria Room at 760 Main St. to watch the state funeral and celebration of life for Jack Layton. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the service is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. PST.


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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has dog races at 3:30 p.m., an M&M Meat Draw, Last Man Standing and games. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 will be closed all day for Ironman events.

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FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous Pizza or pan fried prawns with garlic toast from noon to 4 p.m. Mystery draw at 4 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has social dance at 7 p.m. INDOOR SUNDAY MARKETS from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 760 Main St. features artists, face painting, food, exhibits and more. IRONMAN SUNDAY ARTISANS market at the Shatford on 760 Main St. will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come celebrate athletes and artists. View the work of artists, artisans and performers. ANAVETS HAS HAMBURGERS and hotdogs at 11 a.m. Horse races and meat draws at 2 p.m.

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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 men’s only meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250490-9272 for info. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-7707848 for more info. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church on 696 Main St. ANAVETS HAS HAMBURGERS and hotdogs at 11 a.m. Horse race and meat draws at 2 p.m. BC SPCA FLEA market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot at Main Street and Carmi Avenue. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m.



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TOASTMASTERS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250-689-0676 for details. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast Bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Debbie’s Diner. 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 250490-9272 for information. SENIOR’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. PENTICTON PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB welcomes all photographers for slide shows, speakers, tips and networking every fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penticton Museum. More info at penticton-

7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Call 250-462-1044 for details. 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 STU’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 250494-0815. S OUTH O KANAGAN


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Brothers Michael and Will Geary will honour their father by going hard in the Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon. And while their dad completed the race 25 years ago, something they also wanted to achieve, they are actually competing for their own reasons. They want some closure of sorts. The following year after Ken completed it, he was killed while training on his bike along with Steve Brown from Peach City Runners in 1987. Ever since that tragic incident, Michael said the race has loomed large on his life. “It’s seemed like something I needed to do to be able to move on with my life and become the person that I want to become,” said Michael, who is married and plans to start a family. The 30-year-old said he decided a few years ago that participating in Ironman was something he wanted to do. Working at Electronic Arts Sports as a quality assurance manager (making sure there are no bugs in FIFA video games), employees receive a seven-week sabbatical after seven years of employment. With that in mind, Michael decided this is the year to do it. “When I did the math on the years, I thought it was kind of neat,” said Michael. With the big race just days away, he feels good and is excited. “It’s been a long hard year of lots of hard work, lots of sweat,” said the sixfoot-six rookie triathlete. “A little tears along the

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MICHAEL GEARY inspects his bike before going for a ride. Following the tragic death of his father Ken who died training for Ironman, Geary has felt the need to participate in the triathlon.

way. My wife (Lianne) has supported me the whole way. I wouldn’t be here without her.” Michael admits to feeling anxious but not nervous. The anxiousness comes from wanting to get out there and compete and enjoying himself. That is the approach Will, 33, is taking as he too thought this year would be a good time to participate. “It’s kind of a good way to honour him,” said Will. “Just do something together.” While Michael (wearing bib 370) will be looking to try and beat his father’s time of 12:37, Will (bib 93) just wants to finish. He recalls watching his father during the run and being at the finish line to support him. When he

crosses he knows he will have the same support. “We will have a whole bunch of friends and family,” said Will. “Our mom is going to be balling her eyes out.” The Geary brothers will have another supporter in Steve King, a friend of their late father. King said he hopes it’s going to be a tremendous day for both. When talking about Ken, King said he was a respected local teacher that coached athletes and was a supporter of Ironman. The family never stopped supporting the event after he died. “It was a terrible shock and loss for us when this occurred,” said King, who has a photo of Ken celebrating his accomplishment of completing the Peach Classic triathlon in

under two hours. Following Ken’s death, the Founders Cup was created in his honour and King was the first recipient. “It’s actually very emotional,” said King of receiving the Founders Cup, which has only been awarded to people involved with the formative years of the race. “It came the next year. It sort of really hits everybody when someone starts to talk about it and you realize the depth of the loss.” Others haven’t forgotten Ken. Michael’s friend Terry Craig went to the Bike Barn and spoke to owner Chris Prowse about what kind of bike would be good for a person as tall as Michael. Recognizing the name, The Bike Barn owner hooked Michael up

and let him use it for free for a year. “We knew his dad and his dad was a great guy,” said Prowse. “Just thought it was the right thing to do.” “I will probably end up buying the bike from them. That’s something I feel I should do,” said Michael. “They were really good to me. Everything that I get for the bike I go to them. It really helped me get set up and ready to go.” While Michael doesn’t have a lot of memories of his father, there is one that stands out. “I remember when he used to train, and my brother and I would come and watch him swim in Okanagan Lake,” he said. “We would always stop and get Jeffers Fries. That was always a fun time.”


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Four champs returning to Ironman EMANUEL SEQUEIRA Western News Staff

It’s going to be a hot stage as the professional field chases a $75,000 purse for the 29th Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon. Environment Canada forecasts a high of 33 degrees for Sunday’s race that begins at 6:45 a.m. for the pros and 7 a.m. for the amateurs. Four former champions, including defending champ Viktor Zyemstev, are vying for the title. The other three champions include 2009 winner Jordan Rapp, Bryan Rhodes who won in 2008 and Jasper Blake in 2006. Ironman announcer Steve King said he hasn’t seen any results from Zyemstev but added the Ukranian is always a huge threat on the run. “He can come back from say being 10 minutes down or so to be a challenger,” said King. “One would expect that he’s not going to do the race unless he’s in good form.” Having as many cham-

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JORDAN RAPP, the 2009 Ironman champ, returns after taking a year off from Ironman.

pions as featured, King said that is “massive.” This year there are 3,200 participants registered, however, King figures that actual number will shrink to between 2,800 and 2,900. Of that total, it’s expected there will be 1,100 newcomers. Figures will be firm on Friday. What King looks forward to on Sunday are all the personal stories.

Trevor Delsaut, 27, of France, was the fastest non-professional at the world championships last year. “I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing an 81-year-old (sister Madonna Buder) come across the finish line,” he said. “That will be one of the major highlights. Seeing the Geary brothers. I think that will be huge.” There will also be

physically challenged athletes such as Brian Martin in a wheelchair. “It would be great if we could see him across the line in time,” said King. On the women’s side, King said Meredith Kessler is returning to defend her title as will thirdplace finisher Mackenzie Madison. With both athletes in good form, King feels they are going to be shooting for the top again. Other females to watch are Canadian Sara Gross and 48-year-old Brazilian Fernanda Keller. The last time Keller competed in Penticton was 1991. The Canadian male contingent includes Kyle Marcotte, Scott Curry, Trevor Wurtele of Kelowna and Kaleden’s Scott Tremblay. Ironman Canada is one of three Ironman events this weekend that will determine the final 10 men and five women to qualify for the World Championship in Kona on Oct. 8. There are 27 men and 16 women competing in the pro division.

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anuel Borba did some homework they began playing it vanished. Prior on soccer players aged eight to 12 to kickoff against Surrey, Borba gathand made a discovery. ered his troops and had to make sure Kids in that age group are missing his players were clear they were playout on key development years as some ing a strong opponent, one which poscommunities in North America only sessed a height and strength advantage. have high-level programs for kids aged Borba’s group, wearing grey jerseys 11 and 12. with Winners sponsor on the front, were “All the research that is coming out convinced they could win. They were of Europe and B.C. Soccer put out last ready to attack. year is that the golden age to learn skill EMANUEL SEQUEIRA While the Pinnacles spent most of development is 9 to 12-years-old for the opening half in their zone, they A MAN ADVANTAGE boys and eight to 11 for girls,” he said managed to hold their own and earned during a recent interview. “I started a a 2-2 draw. program for nine-year-olds and train them properly.” Joe Afonso, whose son Austin is on the team, feels Under Borba, the players do repetitions of passing, Borba has done wonders with the players. ball control, trapping and shooting, known as deliver “One of the most important things is the kids do training. respect him,” said Afonso. “That’s hard as a coach so I While at a tournament in Wenatchee, Wash., Borba think he has done a wonderful job that way. He’s got a spoke with soccer people there and learned that they lot of experience throughout the years as well. He can don’t have programs for that age group either. The pass it on to all those kids.” South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association is guilty of Every once in a while Borba has to tell his players it as well as their gold program doesn’t begin until kids to stay focused. Being kids, the attention can be drawn are 11, and it’s age 12 for district teams. away by the smallest thing. What Borba does well is “It’s a standard thing across Canada,” he said. explain things to his players without losing compo“When the golden age is 9 to 12, and we’re starting sure. When Borba sees fit, he gives his direction in gold programs at 11, you have actually lost the first regards to what his players should do with the ball. two years of that window.” The main thing with Borba that is impressive is Lester Patrick, whose son Matthew plays on the that he doesn’t get down about results. In speaking team, said it’s an outstanding program for the kids. to him, I never heard him say that it was important to “It gives them the chance to learn, develop and win one of their matches during the Peach Classic. His put into practice fundamental soccer skills at a young focus is strictly on his players learning how to play the age,” said Patrick. “In addition, the program allows game smart and having fun. them to play in tournaments against children older and “I thought technically some of our players were more experienced than them. This is terrific for their even better than some of these older players and I’m self-confidence and it motivates them to work harder only working with them for four months,” said Borba. and improve their game.” “At this age those four months, they just improve by During the Peach Classic soccer tournament Aug. leaps and bounds. It’s unbelievable.” 12 to 14, the Pinnacles lost by large scores, but they had two close games against Surrey. Borba talked Emanuel Sequeira is the sports editor of the Penticton about an intimidation factor his players felt, but once Western News.

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Penticton’s junior paddling crew earned an impressive victory on the national stage in Vancouver Aug. 13. Coach Tina Hoeben watched as Reid NobleHearle, Matthew Koster, Daylon Tilitzky, Brian MacPhail, Jake Black and Julia Veidt won their age group and heat during the Canadian Outrigger national championship. “It wasn’t until the turnaround that they made their move and went right in the middle of two crews and took the lead and held it until the end,” said Hoeben of the clever tactic on the 10-kilometre course. “They followed their race plan and won the entire heat and took down some adult crews.”

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JAKE BLACK, left, Reid Noble-Hearle, Julia Veidt, Matthew Koster, Brian MacPhail and Daylon Tilitzky of Penticton’s paddling team tasted victory on the national stage.

Held at the Jericho Sailing Centre, Penticton faced its most challenging competition from adult crews. The younger crews didn’t live up to their billing. “It wasn’t a super strong field,” said Hoeben. “We were really hoping to have some competition for them.”

Field calibre aside, Hoeben didn’t feel that spoiled the win as the six-person crew put together a solid race. The important thing Hoeben wanted to see her crew gain is knowing they are good. Confidence isn’t a problem. What Hoeben has noticed is that once

the crew won races in Penticton, it didn’t seem like a big deal. “I’m the big fish in the little pond,” she said. “I wanted them to see that on the national scale, they actually are in the running. They can do things when they are against the best in the country.”


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time in the semifinals. In the final, they narrowly missed a silver medal. In the A mixed division finals, locals Roger Hale and Ron Spence helped the Victoria Canoe and Paddle Club Grand Dragons earn second place.

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The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) has made another hiring adding Barry Smith to their staff as a head coach. Smith, a former assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks, brings 20 years of coaching experience. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team during the 2011 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia and coached the Kamloops Blazers during the 2009–10 season.

Summerland’s Sydney Clement finished 11th during the B.C. Juvenile girls championship held in Powell River. Clement shot 82 in the third and final round to finish with a score of 258 for a plus-39. A consistent performance helped the Golden Dragons paddle to a second place finish in the C Mixed Finals during the B.C. Senior Games in the Kootenays. In what was one of the more dramatic semifinal races of the meet, the Paddling Peaches lost first place and an automatic berth in the women’s final by .02 seconds and spent several nervous moments before learning they earned a spot in the women’s final by having the fastest second-place

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MAX BARNES-LEGER, 7, of Calgary, Alta. is swallowed up by this 12-foot Adirondack chair located at Tickleberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ice cream and gift shop in Okanagan Falls recently. The chairs are part of a marketing campaign for a new Osoyoos lakeside development.

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The eye-catching Adirondack chairs sprouting up around the Okanagan are creating quite a stir among visitors and residents alike. The 12-foot chairs, along with the developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website name clearly on them, were made and placed around the region to help market a new Osoyoos lakeside development called The Cottages. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you see the chairs, you think of relaxing on the beach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; quiet, peaceful. I was looking for places to put billboards and thinking about what I could do to stand out from the thousands that are out there, so we used a chair. We have a little over 20 around the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland ... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re receiving a phenomenal amount of traffic on our site, 1,400 hits a week,â&#x20AC;? said developer Eric Van Maren.

Originally, the chairs were to be eight feet tall but Van Maren thought they should be bigger and decided on 12 feet, requiring a crane to erect them in their locations in farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fields, fruit stands and one in particular located at Tickleberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Okanagan Falls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time I drive by that location I see children playing on it and parents taking pictures,â&#x20AC;? said Van Maren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chairs have caused quite a commotion in the area and are certainly a talking point ... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen a significant increase in interest in The Cottages.â&#x20AC;? Those looking to purchase a cottage have a choice between 14 floor plans and eight colour schemes, and with the wide variety of options, Van Maren is hoping they will appeal to vacationers and year-round residents alike. The 284 homes scheduled to be built should also bring a boost to the local economy.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the subcontractors will come from the Okanagan area. The Osoyoos Indian Band will receive around $400,000 in revenue from land taxes, and ongoing repair operations will be beneficial for the economy in the local area,â&#x20AC;? said Van Maren. The $100 million project will also feature parks, playgrounds, walking trails and a large boat dock. The project, which will take five to 10 years to complete with construction starting late fall or early spring, is designed to introduce B.C. to a cottage living experience more normally associated with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eastern provinces. For more information, visit the sales office, which takes the shape of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equally eye-catching vintage Airstream trailer at the Osoyoos Lake site from Wednesday through Saturday between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. or visit their website at

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magine Penticton Economic Development Services just announced that the Sustainability For the Okanagan consortium of companies is currently accepting applications for membership. The consortium, officially launched in April, focuses on creating lean enterprises and currently includes the Penticton Foundry Ltd., Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. and Penticton Fabricating. The consortium organizations combine their resources and expertise to enhance their individual operations and knowledge to create business success. Members learn from each other and


share with each other in a structured environment. For more information on sustainability consortiums visit For more information on joining the SFO consortium, contact Jody Marshall at or call 250-803-6924.

On Oct. 11 the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Fall Chamber Luncheon featuring Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas. The event takes place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Albas will be speaking about government and the new economy. Cost for chamber members is $40 (+HST), non-members $50 (+HST). Please call the chamber office to register. The Penticton & Wine Country Business After Business events will soon be underway once more. We have some very excit-

ed member hosts who are pleased to open their doors and showcase their business for an evening of networking, refreshments and door prizes. The first Business after Business is being held on Sept. 15 at Bogners of Penticton, 302 Eckhardt Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. Check out the chamber events calendar at and be sure to mark your calendar. Chamber members attend for free and future chamber members can check it out for free as a member guest or pay $20 at the door. Erin Hanson is the general manager of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

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Lost & Found Lost: Male border collie, black/white/brown in colour, missing from Upper Carmi, Aug. 22nd. Jessie is a loved country dog, reward. 250-4882374 Lost on Penticton River Channel, Sat., Aug. 12, metallic blue Olympus water-proof camera, sentimental value, reward offered, (250)493-0079

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In his short years with us Tiny touched many hearts with his Love for people and eagerness to explore. Thank-you to Dr. Proudfoot and his awesome staff for their kindness and patience. To all the wonderful people we met on our daily walks through town, people who took the time to stop and pat him and tell him how beautiful he was. Thank-You to all my friends and customers who sponsored Tiny and I for the 2011 SPCA Paws for Cause walk. Even though Tiny wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be there this year in body he will be there in spirit and being the Greyhound that he was, he will probably out walk everyone.

Many Thanx to all the kind Hearts. Tiny will be sadly missed.

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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: Route delivery driver required for Canada and USA deliveries, must have passport or EDI license, experienced with logbook usage & 5th wheel trailer experience, contact Shantu 250-494-4201 or John at 250494-0535, ext. 102

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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502 Email: We are looking for a Dental Receptionist with a minimum of 5 years experience. This is a full-time position 4 days/ week. Duties include reception & office administration. The ideal candidate is energetic, organized and a strong team member. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please email resumes to 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. WESTERN Star Auctions 161 Ellis Street looking for help in our store and in the warehouse. Must be able to multi task and be creative. Must be strong and able to move furniture. Saturdays are required as well as Tuesday evenings. Bring resume to Suzanne in Person.

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Westminster Party & Tent Rentals has a position open for laundry, pressing and dishwasher share personnel immediately, salary based on experience, please apply with resume: 102-1875 Government St. Penticton

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Teachers TEACHER wanted: We are seeking a part time or retired teacher to work with 9 year old boy enrolled in home school program. Excellent working conditions with flexible schedule, likely involving 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. Student is gifted and very easy to work with. References req’d. For further information call Heather at 250-770-8202 Penticton.

Trades, Technical 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 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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• Millwrights • Electricians • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Filers to join our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The skilled individuals must be self motivated, able to work on their own and in a team enviro. Preference will be given to those with a Journeyman and Level 3 First Aid ticket, but we will also consider individuals with several yrs. of industrial experience. Applicants must be flexible w/shift scheduling and trade lines. Interfor offers Competitive Wage & Benefits Packages as outlined in the USW Southern Interior Master Agreement. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes by Mail, Fax, or E-mail to : PO Box 3728, Castlegar BC, V1N-3W4 Fax #: (1)-(604)-422-3252 E-mail: taumi.cleaver@ Please Submit your application by Sept. 16th 2011 NORELLCO has positions open for experienced Heavy Duty Field Mechanics and Servicemen required for a road construction company in the Edmonton area. MUST have experience with heavy equipment service & repair and be available for out of town work. Also positions for an exp’d Heavy Equipment Hauler (Driver), up to 40 wheel combinations. Must have exp. loading & unloading equipment. Please fax resume & drivers abstract to (780) 487-1686 or email

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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.

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

Decks, siding, fences, carpentry, drywall, quality/reas.,Bob @ Taylor Made, 250-488-4911

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

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

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

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Antique & Collectables

Landscaping Dave’s Garden Maintenance, Grounds Keeping for Residential, Commercial, Strata’s 250493-1083 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189,

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 MOVING or clean up? U-Do or We Do! 18” moving van w/ramp & dolly, 250-462-9947

Plumbing Doug’s Plumbing Services. $35/hr. Call 250-492-8152

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

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

Tree Services #!*Stumped!#* Our small grinder can get in places others can’t for stump grinding, call for free est, Tree & Hedge Trimming service also avail. 250-493-1083,

Pets & Livestock




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

Call Stewart 250-486-4877

Equestrian The incredible miniature horse. Super pets or outstanding show prospects. Child safe at fantastic prices. 5 minutes from IPE Armstrong 250-5469323 or 250-308-2746.

Feed & Hay 1st Crop square bales, Timothy Alfalfa mix, Alfalfa, & Horse Hay. (250)547-6334 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.



Friday & Saturday, Sept. 2nd & 3rd 9am to 6pm at the Enderby Drill Hall Enderby BC (south end of town, watch for signs)

40+ tables of Great Antiques & Collectables!

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

Pets Bichon Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923, 250-804-9924


Pets & Livestock

Friday, August 26, 2011 Penticton Western News

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


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Garage Sales

Medical Supplies

Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

BEAUTIFULE purebred unregistered doberman puppies. Black/tan and red available. 4 males and 3 females. Tails and dewclaws done and will have another vetcheck, deworming and 1st vaccinations at 8 weeks. These lovable babies have been raised indoors and out in a home setting, They will be ready to go to new homes on Sept. 9. $800 250-497-1123

large piece of 1/4 inch glass, 25x52” (250)492-4064 white Kenmore dryer, (250)487-7556

8am-3pm, Sat., Aug. 27 & Sept. 3, 111 Blairmore Cres

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. Mobility equipment and lifts, New & Used. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250-542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-542-3745

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

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

Lab cross puppies, price reduced, chocolates $200, blacks $100, (250)492-2359, cell 250-486-4551

Merchandise for Sale

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

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

Why buy retail? When you can buy BELOW WHOLESALE

Farm Equipment Compact diesel tractor 4x4 f/e loader, rotovator, 3 pt wood splitter,$7000. 250-495-5085 Model 1840 JD 65hp, bucket & rear blade, exc. cond. $12,000 obo. (250)260-0006

Fruit & Vegetables Big Juicy Organic Peaches for sale. $1.00 per pound. Call 250-494-1442 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

We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: • Single hide-a-bed • Sofas, Love seats • Dining room sets • Antique tables and chairs • China cabinets and hutches • Dressers, Hi-boys • Recliners • Headboards • Good selection of real “Wood” furniture • Just in, 2 deluxe walkers • New items coming in daily

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


Moving - must sell. 7 piece bedroom suite with twin bed $350. Round glass bistro table and 2 stools $250. Please call 250-490-7972.

Round dining table 44”, oak finish, colonial style w/1 leaf, fitted glass plate & table cloths, 5 solid oak chairs incl. in exc. condition. Asking $300 obo.Recliner/Rocking chair, green upholstery, in exc. cond. $90 obo. Call (250)493-0670 or leave a message, I’ll call you back.

Free Items Kittens, free free free!!! call Mike, (250)490-7767



Merchandise for Sale

Garage/Moving Sale, Sat., Aug. 27, 8am-1pm, 191 Cleland Dr. Garage Sale, 8am, 1120 Penticton Ave., Sunday 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 LAKE COUNTRY ESTATE Sale 15190 Sheldon Rd, Lake Country Oyama Thurs-Sat 9-4 Aug 25th, 26th, 27th. Antiques, Tools & more. For complete lisiting see Moving Sale, Sat. Aug 27, 8am-2pm. 119 Huth Ave. household items, garden ornaments & lights, kitchen items, pictures & lots more! Multi-family sale, Sat, Aug 27, 9am-2pm. 106 Bracewell Dr. Lots of baby stuff, toys, furniture & much more! OK-FALLS Multi Family garage sale. Peach Cliff Estates. MHP. 4505 McLean Creek Rd. Aug. 27 9am-1pm. SAT. Aug.27, 8am-2pm. - Lots of Bicycles, a Lawnmower, & misc. household stuff. 11619 Walters Rd. #21, Summerland

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale 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 FOR SALE, stationary bike, (250)493-1872 Gorgeous wedding dress size 10. Spaghetti strap with simple beading on the bodice and 2 light layers of chiffon, $400obo, 250-497-5191 hide-a-bed $50, tall lamp $5, 2 night tables $15, macrame w/glass, $10, old Singer Sewing machine, c/w table, antique $50, hibachi, $5, antique phone $10, 250-492-4364 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted

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

wanted to buy, silver coins, will pay 15 times face or better, call (250)493-5279

Musical Instruments Guitar, bass and drum lessons, all styles, blues to rock to classical, private or group, rock and roll for kids, blast beats and gravity blasts for drums, double bass techniques, Classic Guitars, (250)492-5007 Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710 Piano for sale, just in time for fall lessons, Lesage upright in great condition, recently tuned, no stairs involved, asking $1200, 250-486-2321 RENT-TO-OWN Pianos from $49 per month. Call World of Music 250869-0819 or Toll Free 1-800-6635183.

Sporting Goods

4 wheel Heavy duty, Invacare Mobility scooter, good shape, $650, (250)490-9107

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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RENTALS (250) 770-1948 Property Management 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Downtown: 1 bdrm +bach, f/s, a/c, Upper Duncan: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, decks, incl. pkg. ............................. house, with 1 bdrm in-law suite. f/s x $645.00 - $685.00 incl. util & cable 2, w/d, d/w, f/p, cent air/heat. Garage, 00 Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, 4th floor, f/s, a/c, with fenced yard. 1600 + util. secure building & parking. Avail. Sept. 1 Ok Falls: 3 bdrm 1 bath home on .4 ...............................$68500 incl. water acre. landscaped yard with mature Lakeshore Towers: 1 bdrm, w/den, trees and fruit trees. New large shop f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, 6th floor, exec. with 1/2 bath and den. Upgraded and condo, incl. amenities, pkg & storage. well maintained. F/S, W/D, 00A/C. Must be seen to appreciate. 1250 + util. $115000 +elec.



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Apt/Condos for Sale Updated 2bdrm condo, 986sq.ft, 5-appliances. Close to shopping and bus $169,000. 250-490-0550

For Sale By Owner 14x66 Moduline with add-ons & upgrades in 55+ park. Pets ok. $45,000. 1 (250)545-7633 5.8acres w/3800sqft home in Penticton, great family home, horse ready, 250-492-3330 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

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $150,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 Vernon, East Hill Townhome, walk to downtown O.H Sunday 11am-1pm, #15-2305 23rd St. (St Michael’s Court) $299,999. “See info at okhomesellers listing 26640” 1-(250)542-7551

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. $209,900. 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

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Real Estate

Mobile Homes & Parks NEWER Mobile Home Lake Country Photos MLS10023957 $65,000 250-766 -5081 (3 bed 2 bath 4 app)

WANTED: Older Mobile Home. CSA approved, to be moved. 250-859-7026

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Open Houses Open House, Sat. Aug. 28th, 1pm-3pm. 331 Juniper Ave. Kaleden. Acreage w/house,

Recreational 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 1BDRM Penticton Ave 750$ util. incl. call/text 250.486.7354

1bdrm, newly reno’d, close to schools, park, transit, $700, Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1BR & 2BR character apts. restored Historic bldg; lakeview, oak floors, on bus route. Seek clean, quiet, respectful person(s), np, ns (250)492-6319 APT. for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need exc ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 1-250-2951006 for info, lv a message.


Skaha Place, 1 bdrm condo, laminate floors, f, s, a/c, balcony, Avail. Sept. 1 (A440) $775 Near OK Beach & College, top floor walk up, 2 bdrm apt, new paint, carpet & lino. F, S, A/C, balcony, extra storage. Avail. Now (A334-4) $795 55+, 2 bdrm apt near downtown, hardwood floors, f, s, a/c balcony, includes heat & cable. Extra storage. Avail. NOW (WT) $1000 Downtown, newer 1 bdrm & den condo, 6 appliances, laminate floors, balcony, extra storage. Avail. OCT. 1 (OT418) $1300 Alysen Place, 4th floor, 2 bdrm 2 bath corner condo, hardwood floors, 6 appliances, sec’d parking. Avail. Sept. 1 (OT437)

HOUSE: $1300 Winnipeg St., older 3 bdrm home w/ hardwood floors, gas fp, basement. Avail. Sept. 1 (H713) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

2bdrm+den, 2 full baths, incl. large kitchen/dining room area, laundry room w/hookups, living rm w/fp, sep. large sitting room, nice sized deck, storage & parking, $1200/mo., avail. Sept. 1, ns, np, 250-2126164, 250-859-3352

Rent/Sale: 2bd, 2bth on Duck Lake. Reno’d, prtly furn’d, 1256 sq. ft., boat launch/strge, near UBC/ Airport, NS/NP. $1000. 1-780-458-2086

Apartment Furnished

Commercial/ Industrial

AMAZING,NEW, furn. suite priv. entr. by lake in Sumerl. 1 Bedr.+den. Cork flrs, warm slate bathr, gas firp. all Util, wireless internet, TV cabele inclue $1100 + dd. n/s. n/p 250 494- 9047


LARGE 1 & 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $750 & $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 LARGE 1 bdrm DT Orchard & Martin, utils incl. $750/mo, refs. Dennis 250-493-4372 UNFURNISHED 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo near Skaha Beach. Sept. 1. Call 250-493-8945.

Updated 1bdrm apt. near Cherry Lane, clean, quiet ns bldg., ideal for retired or semiretired, s/f/dw/ac, elevator, insuite storage & coin laundry, sorry, no pets, 250-492-4265

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

on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., Penticton, 1024 sq ft., 250-493-9227 800sqft shop, front exposure, o/h door, parking, $475/mo.+ triple net, & 1200sq.ft 250809-0728, (250)492-8324 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319





Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent


2bdrm 2ba unit, laminate floors, central location, private parking, 2nd floor, cat ok w/deposit, avail. Sept. 1st, 250488-7902 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 Front/back duplex in great locaion, close to downtown, 3bdrms, 1 full bath, 2 - 1/2 baths, 5appl., large deck, 2 parking spots, ns, pets on approval, $1100+util., avail. Oct. 1, ref’s req., call Erica @ 250809-5425 Skaha water front, 900sqft, 1bdrm, quiet adult, nice yard, f/p, n/p, n/s, util. inc. $800, long term, 250-492-7020

CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHERsteps to beach. Avail now or Sept 1. 2 bdrm, full bath, sunroom for den, dining or office. propane gas F/P in living rm. full laundry rm, all appls, all newer laminate flrs 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

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 2bdrm, Baskin Gardens, reno’d, paint, f/s/w/d, fenced yard, large storage room, close to school, kids welcome, 1 small pet, avail. Sept. 1 or later, $1025, (250)490-9082

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

Homes for Rent 1560 sq.ft unfurnished home for 55 plus couple or single person to rent in quiet Fairway Village on Penticton Golf Course. Home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, separate laundry room,renovated kitchen, plus den, newly painted , new floors, 6 new appliances, no pets, non smoking .Good references and damage deposit required. 250 495 7443. Long term rental; available September 1st, rent $1400. 1bdrm suite, w/d/f/s, util. incl. (wireless internet, cable), Wiltse area, $750, avail. Oct. 1, N/S, N/P, (250)486-2032, 250-490-3023 26.5’ trailer for rent, ThursdaySunday for Ironman, up Carmi, $500, 250-490-6536 2bdrm+den, completely remodelled, 5appl, fenced yard, close to conference centre & bus route, $1200, Sept-April 30, 250-462-6787 2BED 2bath + loft home for rent. Close to schools, downtown and okanagan lake. This home offers central air, full yard, wired shop/shed, luandry, d/w, f, s, and fireplace. Availble sept 1st. $1400.00 per month+utilities and deposit. 250-814-4016

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

Shared Accommodation Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $450-$500, everything incl., 250-492-2543 ROOM for rent, $375/mo., fully furnished, all inclusive, 250493-5641, DD of $150 Roommate wanted, prefer single professional, non-smoker, quiet person, furnished, shared kitchen, rural Summerland, call 250-770-0834

Suites, Lower 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winfield, 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 large bsmnt suite in newer home in Lake Country. $925/mo. (250)540-7361 furnished 2bdrm, quiet, main floor, gardener’s paradise, 40+, 5appl., behind mall, ns, np, util incl., shared kitchen, loving home, $700/mo., Ironman welcome, ($700 week), (250)493-3835


Antiques / Classics 1981 Monte Carlo for sale, restorable, 8cyl, $900 obo, (250)809-6593, 250-493-9368 *Selling from Collection. 1977 Mercury Comet, 6cyl, auto, 95,000kms, $2200 obo, 1980 Ford Thunderbird, 302, auto, loaded, 105,000kms, $2100 obo. Cars have Ford Shop Manuals & Owners Manuals. (250)546-0505

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

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Suites, Upper

4BDR, 2.5BTH house with attached garage and additional parking. Freshly painted with new floring, clean and bright. Close to school and transportation. New appl. Long term rental, avail Sep 1. 250.4925973




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Available Sept15 Penticton 2bdrm+den,1.5bath, 1100+util, very clean, 5-appl, a/c, 2prkg, storage shed, near beach/market/school.250-486-5480

Rooms for Rent

Bachelor suite $570, 1 bdr $750 incl heat/water, n/s, refs, cat allowed, security dep. required, 250-492-7986 FULLY Furnished; Above grnd 1 bdrm ste, Trout Creek, Summerland. Priv entry, shrd lndry, n/s, n/p, a/c, f/p, avail Sept 1st, $775 + 1/3 utils; 250-328-8899

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

3 Bdrm. Townhouse, 1 1/2 bath, laminate flooring, fresh modern paint, AC, NS, NP. $1150 plus utilities. Close to schools and hospital. Available Sept.1st. Please call 250-770-8773



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Cars - Domestic 2002 Chrysler 300M2, loaded, see at #8-1770 HWY 3A or call 250-499-7830, $6500

Cars - Sports & Imports 1990 Blue Miata convertible, 146K, exc. cond. $4500. 250558-8400. Summer Fun!!! 1990’s Subaru Loyals: (5 units) one licenced; one ready for road; 3 with lots of parts. $2500 (250)838-6525 1998 Volkswagen Passat, 250kms, 1.8L, turbo, auto, full load.$3500. 250-307-0002. 2003 Honda CRV. 107,000km, $17,000. Exc condition - going overseas. (250)549-5167 2008 Toyota Rav4 Ltd, auto, fully loaded, new tires + snow tires, 63K, $27,500.obo 1 (250)549-1099 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5S, 4dr, 4cyl, a/t, full load, only 12,000kms, gold, keyless entry, push button start, spotless, a joy to drive, still under warranty, $18,500, Walter, 250493-3899, Priced for quick sale, 2004 Toyota Matrix XRS, 6spd, sun roof, 6 stack cd, sport pkg., extra rims, 171K, every conceivable option, excellent cond., $9850, (250)292-8598, 250-492-7771

Motorcycles $AVE. 2011 Electric Scooters $995 - $1495 Clearance kids ATV’s & Dune Buggies, $995-$1495 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Recreational/Sale 1990 Fiesta Camper Van. Dodge chassis, exc cond. Offers to $5500. 1-250-545-7633


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1994 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $8,500 obo. 250-306-1434

A Hardbody 4 hire, in/out, 30yr,supersweet,petite,always discreet,tight,toned,tanned & talented.Clover 250-462-3510

1999 19B Nash, fridge, stove, oven, sleeps4, 3900lbs. Front double couch/bed. stb/jacks, sway bars, full rear bath. Exc cond. $8300obo 250-545-5864

BEACH BUNNIES New First Class Spa Now Open! #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best

2002 Prairie Schooner 5th wheel, 30ft, slide, winter pkg, fully loaded. $21,500. Mint. (250)495-5085 2004 Newmar Mountan Aire Motorhome, gas, 36ft, exc. cond., info call 250-488-4343 5TH Wheel 2008 Cougar 292RKS, Polar Pack, A/C, 2 slides, Back Kitchen, O/S shower, Slide in/out Bike Rack, Excel. cond. 250-8096793, 25,900


For Sale: A Cabin on the Lake The Kootenay Queen â&#x20AC;˘ 1976 30ft cabin cruiser with a 185 merc â&#x20AC;˘ Full galley (fridge, stove, sink, furnace, toilet) â&#x20AC;˘ Fold down table for a queen sized bed â&#x20AC;˘ Fold up bunk beds â&#x20AC;˘ VHF radio â&#x20AC;˘ Hull is sound, galley is dated. â&#x20AC;˘ Low draft â&#x20AC;˘ 200 hrs on new engine â&#x20AC;˘ A great boat that needs some TLC. $12,000.00 invested, will take offers starting at $9K Call 250-362-7681 or email for more information

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC.

The definition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;meteorological towerâ&#x20AC;? means a temporary tower used at a potential project wind farm site which has equipment attached to it which is designed to assess wind resource. Generally a meteorological tower will have anemometers, wind direction vanes, temperature and pressure sensors, and other measurement devices attached to it at various levels above the ground.

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PURPOSE: To establish a definition of meteorological towers and permit the use of meteorological towers in the Resource Area (RA) zone within Electoral Areas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;D-1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;D-2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2562, c/o Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: Web:

Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

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Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Application Electoral Areas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Sub-regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Amendment Application The Sub-Regional Growth Strategy, Bylaw No 2421, 2007, applies to the south Okanagan valley, and includes the municipalities of Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton and Summerland, and rural Electoral Areas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. Bylaw No. 2561, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, September 1, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00 am RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC.

PURPOSE: To include targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Official Community Plans for Electoral Areas â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;D-1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;D-2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

Bylaw No. 2421.01, 2011 PURPOSE: To add Part II, Section 7 to the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) that will include a target goal and a table of existing policies that reflect how the RGS directs for the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The Provincial Government, through the Local Government (Green Communities) Amendment Act (Bill 27, 2008), mandated that all local governments incorporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets and create policies and actions to achieve those targets into the Regional Growth Strategies. On January 20, 2011, the Regional Board passed a motion to adopt the Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) and that the RGS be amended to introduce greenhouse gas targets and strategies.

The bylaw proposes to amend each Electoral Areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Official Community Plan Bylaw to include a section pertaining to Greenhouse Gas Reduction. As one of 175 local governments that are signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, the RDOS is committed to reducing GHGs and has agreed to take actions to achieve certain goals. In order to address growing concerns regarding climate change, B.C.'s Local Government Act was amended in 2008 to require all Official Community Plans to set targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases, as well as policies and actions to achieve the targets in accordance with Provincial Bills 44, 27, and the Climate Action Charter. The RDOS has previously adopted Climate Action Plans for each Electoral Area. The proposed Official Community Plan Amendments will adopt the targets and policies set forth in the adopted Climate Action Plans and incorporate them into each Official Community Plan.

VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAW & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAW & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendment can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2421.01, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2561, c/o Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.



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