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Mayoral candidates square off at public forum Simone Blais

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A throng of voters packed the conference room of Penticton Lakeside Resort Tuesday to hear from the four people running for the position of Penticton mayor in the coming election. Each candidate got a few minutes to offer an opening statement, and incumbent Dan Ashton focused on the highlights from his inaugural term serving on “a council that did what we said we were going to do.” He focused on the Penticton Community Centre as coming in “on time and under budget,” and how dif¿cult decisions like taking a hard line on contract negotiations with returning CUPE members at the pool and “right-sizing” staff levels at City Hall put them in the ¿nancial position they are in today. Looking ahead, Ashton said council has to keep a close eye on spending and building the city’s capacity for revenue. “Growth has all but disappeared,” he said. “City services, costs and taxation remain front and centre at this election.” Julius Bloom¿eld told the crowd that he decided to run for mayor because a friend who sits as an MLA in Alberta explained to him the value of local politics. “If you want to effect change in a city, then become the mayor,” Bloom¿eld said of his friend’s advice. He said he is putting forward a 100-day action plan to illustrate his ¿rst actions if elected as mayor. “I’m accountable, transparent and I want to hit the ground running,” he said. “I will be a leader who listens and then leads.” Vic Powell said councillors need to stop treating taxpayers as “a line of credit,” and that if average families ran their homes like City Hall runs the public coffers, “we’d all be bankrupt.” “We have to start looking after the necessities and forget about the niceties,” he said.

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CANDIDATES (FROM LEFT) Dan Ashton, Julius Bloomfield, Katie Robinson and Vic Powell listen to the question during the mayors’ forum held Tuesday at the Lakeside Resort.

Katie Robinson said marketing would be her tool of choice as mayor. She detailed her vision of Penticton as the potential Canadian centre for wine, food and the arts, and suggested positive co-operation with minimum performance standards in contracts would help the city get there. “Now is the time to capitalize on our assets with the right marketing,” she said, detailing her experience in civic politics. “I’ve walked the talk and am a straight shooter who’s known for getting it done.” The ¿rst question revolved around tourism, and whether the mayor should focus on that economic sector more so than others. “I think we can’t rely on tourism alone. We have to create sustainable industries,” Bloom¿eld said, adding that high-tech industries would bring good-paying jobs. “Relying on tourism is just bad economics and makes for low-paying

jobs throughout the year.” Robinson said City Hall needs to take a “balanced approach” with respect to tourism’s part of the local economy, recognizing that it plays a “very large aspect” of the community. “We talk a lot about attracting new businesses here, but I think we should take a look at the businesses that have been here many, many years. How can we help existing businesses so they can stay here, hire our children and raise our wages?” she said. Powell said that tourism would follow whatever Penticton puts into place. “Your tourist season is basically good for two months a year: July and August, May if you’re lucky,” he said. “Tourism is incredibly important here. Before we used to only have peaches and beaches, but now we’ve got the wine industry and its shoulder season,” Ashton said, acknowledging that it only

makes up a small portion of the city’s economy and that’s why he has been promoting manufacturing through economic investment zones. Robinson was asked about why recyclables were no longer sorted as part of blue-bag pickup. She said she was on council when recycling was brought in, which “was a step in the right direction.” Allowing for less sorting “has made it easier for residents to recycle.” Powell took issue with the lack of recycling for glass, noting that residents won’t likely drive up the hill to the centre to drop off one or two jars. “Bottles and glass, they’re going into the garbage,” he said. Ashton explained that recycling is sorted in Kelowna by individuals with special needs, and glass, when returned, is crushed to put on the surface of the land¿ll because it can’t be recycled. “Putting leaves in paper bags means no one has to rip open the plastic bags. Paper is also biodegradable,” he said. When asked if Penticton should withdraw from the Regional District of the Okanagan Similkameen, Ashton said “that’s not possible. “That’s a dictum from the provincial government,” he said, adding that Penticton’s four seats on the board should remain to represent the city’s interests. “I believe we are good neighbours and should remain so. But I don’t believe the mayor should be the chair of the regional district,” Bloom¿eld said, in a pointed remark to Ashton, who has chaired RDOS for 11 years. “I’ll be too busy being the mayor to be the chair of the regional district.” Robinson said regional issues like air quality require Penticton to play a part. “Mother Nature doesn’t look at boundaries the same way as you do.” Questions ranged from topics like maintaining service at Fire Hall No. 2, job creation, strategies for improving the South Okanagan Events Centre, accommodations for seasonal workers, trade with China and whether it was ¿nancially feasible to move toward a regional library system.

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Nearly six decades after the end of the Second World War, Joe Van Dyke still has clear memories of the war, and of the courage of a young Penticton man who gave his life in an air raid. Van Dyke was just a teenager when the German army occupied his hometown of Stadskanaal, Holland. He remembers the lineups to get food and fuel for the stoves and he remembers the restrictions placed on daily life by the occupying forces. But his most vivid memories are of the great bombing raids, attacking the German port and manufacturing centres of Bremen and Hamburg. And one in particular, where a returning bomber crashed a block away from him, killing two of the crew members, including Pentictonite George Coldron. That was Sept. 14, 1942. Engines shot out by a German ¿ghter plane, the Hampden bomber Coldron was in Mark Brett/Western News limped back over the Dutch border. WAR VETERANS (left to right) Bill Anderson, Jim Demarce and Glenn Duffi eld sit with Penticton Secondary The plane had a four-man crew. Two students during the school’s special Remembrance Day ceremonies Thursday in the gym. Regular services survived, but Flight Sergeant Roman Grabek and the young observer will take place today at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. perished. Sergeant George Edward them,” he said. “They were young either of the two houses, he recalls, honouring all Canada’s veterans begin just after 10 a.m. today as the paCragg Coldron, the son of Percy and kids, just a few years older than I but the wreckage was extensive. “It was a mess, an awful stink. rade gathers at the Penticton Curling Grace Coldron of Penticton, was just was. There were four people in the 20 years old, and in the ¿nal stages of same plane. The other two were able You could smell the burning gasoline Rink parking lot before marching to to jump but were caught by the Ger- and the plane was smashed, little bits the Trade and Convention Centre, his training. all over the place,” said Van Dyke. where the of¿cial ceremonies begin Van Dyke was 14 years old at mans.” The plane went down about half a The townsfolk buried Coldron at 10:30 a.m. Two minutes of silence the time, but decades later, when he moved to Penticton, he had hopes of block away from Van Dyke’s home, in the Stadskanaal cemetery, where will be observed at 11 a.m. followed making contact with Coldron’s fam- crashing between two houses. But he remains, his grave marked with a by the laying of the wreaths. it wasn’t until the next morning that headstone bearing the RCAF insig“The planes came right over our ily. town. They were large missions with “I tried to ¿nd his family, but they Van Dyke got a good look at the nia. Remembrance Day ceremonies hundreds of planes,” said Van Dyke, were gone, I couldn’t get a hold of scene. There wasn’t much damage to

remembering the droning of the British bombing missions approaching at night on their way to targets in Germany. “As soon as Van Dyke they were past us, my brothers and I used to climb on top of the roof. We would hear the bombs drop and you would see the sky light up.” Van Dyke said he and his brothers were frightened, but they also needed to see what was going on. “You are still scared, but you wanted to know,” he said. The target cities were about 50 km away, but the boys on the roof could still see and hear the bombs dropping, the sky lighting up from the explosions. “It’s a long way, but if they drop 1,000 bombs, it makes a noise.” As much as he remembers the sounds of the bombs, Van Dyke also has clear memories of the sounds of the Canadian Forces coming to liberate their town. First, there was the sound of the ¿ghter planes and the shells ¿red over the town to weaken the German forces. But then there was the sound of a town down the road celebrating their own liberation. “I can still hear that. They were just hooping and hollering all night,” said Van Dyke. “Their town was liberated the day before us. And you could hear those people celebrating all night and we had to wait for another day. Then the next morning they came through and we were liberated.”

Bloomfield senses frustration with administration Simone Blais Western News Staff

A lot has happened in the past three years in Penticton. But Julius Bloom¿eld has a ¿rm eye on the future. The realtor and former B.C. Green party candidate is challenging incumbent Dan Ashton for the mayoralty in Penticton, and recognized it’s impossible to undo cuts to staff or decisions made. “What’s done is done. Let’s look at what we’ve got and move forward,” he said. “How can you keep moving forward if you keep looking back? You lose sight of the goal in front of you.” And Bloom¿eld has spent a lot of time considering goals on the horizon. He said he’s getting a good reception on the streets because he has drafted a platform that covers everything in Penticton’s future from job creation and affordable housing to intelligent planning and sustainable energy. “I think that’s where the people of Penticton are frustrated, because they don’t know where the leadership is right now, or if they do, then they’re not happy with it,” Bloom¿eld said, adding he’s

sensed “there’s frustration with the current administration.” He said an absence of vision and subsequent communication hasn’t helped foster a sense of transparency at City Hall, which he wants to rectify partially by publishing the mayor’s appointment book at regular intervals to establish trust. “The people want to know who the mayor is talking to. They want to know what’s going on,” he said. “If they don’t know what’s going on, they always think there’s a back-room deal going on.” He also wants to target morale at City Hall. Bloom¿eld said he’s not opposed to core services reviews, but feels they should become a regular procedure for managers that include staff in the process. “If you include the employees in the process of making the municipality the best it can be, you will have a happy place — and a place people are happy to deal with,” he said. “We’re not going in there to slash and burn, but to constantly seek ef¿ciencies in the system will improve the operations and processes within the city which ultimately make it more ef¿cient and more cost-effective.”

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Each candidate had a direct question pertaining to their background, which most turned around for a few chuckles from the crowd. Robinson was asked where she had been for the last 10 years, and she replied travelling during retirement. Ashton was asked if he intended to run for provincial politics, but he said he was committed to run for mayor. Bloom¿eld was asked if it was a conÀict for him

to be a mayor with a background in realty. “Well, no more so than say being lawyer,” he said, to laughs in the crowd. “There’s lots of conÀict situations out there for those on council, and that’s why we rely on the mayor to step out — which I would obviously do. But I don’t feel like I would be in conÀict.” The question that got the most laughs

and subsequent gasps Tuesday was for Powell, on why he was running if he had no hope of winning. “I’m a taxpayer. I don’t see anyone else who’s running who’s not a business person,” he said. “I’m standing up for you. I shoot from the hip. I’m sharp, yes, but I’m not going to quit.” Powell received resounding applause, followed by a few audience members

who heckled the moderator for posing “an unfair question.” Powell also garnered a few chuckles when asked what he respected about the other candidates, listing some attributes for each except for “Dan, who called me mister.” Ashton replied during his closing comments that he’s the type of candidate who “called a gentleman you respect, mister.”

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pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Penticton intends to dispose of the following lands: • Approximately 4,650 square metres of land with the legal description of Lots 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8, Plan 3536, District Lot 366, SDYD, Exc. Plan KAP87244 located at 903, 911, 941, 947, 955, and 963; Lot 9, Plan 3536, District Lot 366, SDYD, Exc. Plan 42663 and Plan KAP87244 located at 969 Eckhardt Ave. W.; and Lots 1, and 2, Plan 7817, District Lot 366, SDYD, Except Plan KAP87244 located at 921 and 935 Eckhardt Ave. W., Penticton, B.C., for a total purchase price of $925,000 to 0922883 B.C. Ltd., o/a Okanagan Elite Hockey Association Development Corp. Any person(s) who wishes to comment on the proposed disposition, may appear in person or by agent, the evening of the Regular Council meeting on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., or submit a petition or written comments to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at (250) 490-2400 prior to the meeting. The proposed disposition and supporting documentation may be inspected at the offices of the Development Services Department and Corporate Administration Department, located at 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, November 21, 2011. Peter Wallace Land Agent

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 2011-60 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2011 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Bylaw No. 2011-60 being a bylaw to amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23. The proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 are minor and intended to fix up the inconsistencies that exist in the new document. 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 Monday, November 21, 2011 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main St., Penticton, BC V2A 5A9; Email: publichearings@penticton.ca. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaw may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, November 21, 2011, in the offices of the Development Services Department and Corporate Administration Department at the Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton; Penticton Public Library (hours vary), 785 Main Street, Penticton and the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, 553 Railway Street, Penticton or online at http://www.penticton.ca/EN/ meta/city-news/latest-news.html. Anthony Haddad Director of Development Services

NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMANENT AMENDED FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE - PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT ENDORSEMENT 219 MAIN STREET PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been made for an application for a Permanent Amendment to Food Primary Licence at 219 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. - Fibonacci Roastery & Café. The applicant is seeking a permanent change to allow “Patron Participation Entertainment Endorsement” in order to accommodate Karaoke and Open Mic nights. There will be no operation of hours past midnight. Council will consider this application at its Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Any person who wishes to comment on

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SALE OF LAND NORTHERN PORTION OF 717 ECKHARDT AVENUE E. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Penticton intends to dispose of the following lands: • Approximately 0.035 ac. (1,561 sq.ft.) of land with the legal description as follows: northern portion of Lot B, District Lot 249, SDYD, Plan 26526, Except Plan KAP54890, located at 717 Eckhardt Avenue E., Penticton, British Columbia for a total purchase price of $7,700 to Robert and Marilynn Ratke. Any person(s) who wishes to comment on the proposed disposition, may appear in person or by agent, the evening of the Regular Council meeting on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., or submit a petition or written comments to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at (250) 490-2400 prior to the meeting. The proposed disposition and supporting documentation may be inspected at the offices of the Development Services Department or Corporate Administration, located at 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, November 21, 2011. Peter Wallace Land Technician

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ach year, the faces of the veterans that gather round cenotaphs for Remembrance Day seem a little older and fewer in number as the world wars of the 20th century recede into the past. For many young people, the stories of those wars must seem like ancient history; like vinyl records, just too old to mean much for modern life. The numbers of old veterans dwindle, and with each one, a story is lost, a connection to the past is undone. Unfortunately, war and strife does not pass away. Unlike H.G. Wells’ famous catchphrase describing the First World War, there is no such thing as a “war to end all wars.” By some estimates, war has claimed the lives of 50 million people since peace was declared in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. War still ¿lls our headlines on a daily basis and the list of Canada’s war dead grows year by year, victims of both peacekeeping actions and wars. And while the faces of the old veterans may become memories, they are once again being replaced, now by those who have served the cause of freedom in Afghanistan. And the names of their comrades are being added to scrolls of the dead; the war in Afghanistan has claimed the lives of 160 Canadian soldiers since we became involved in 2002. Remembrance Day gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to all those men and women, past and present, living and dead, who have given of themselves to not only protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy, but also to shield many of the world’s peoples from those who would take their freedom. Today, as we join with those in similar gatherings across the country, let us remember that though memories of past wars may dim, the battle for peace and freedom is still being fought. “Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” - In Flanders Fields, John McRae

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Winds of change prove costly Residents of Summerland and Penticton should prepare themselves for a sales job of epic scale — for a wind project of small scale. ZED, or Zero Emissions Development, are proposing to develop two “small-scale” 15 megawatt wind farm projects at Shinish Creek in the mountains to the west of Summerland. ZED is conducting public consultations in Summerland Nov. 23, and proposes to have the development in operation by 2013. BC Hydro, the BC Liberals and all the big Green supporters will be lining up with the developer to convince you that this is an “environmentally friendly” and innovative project, that will provide jobs and electricity to meet the future electricity needs of the region. If you can’t believe BC Hydro and Christy Clark, who can you believe? The claims are nonsense in every respect and it is up to area residents to put a stop to this and other “renewable” energy projects that will be proposed in the area. In every jurisdiction where wind farm projects have been developed, area residents face huge increases in electric bills, loss of access to reliable electricity and ultimately losses in jobs and economic prosperity as government is forced to increase grants, subsidies and consumer electric rates. Where wind farms are in proximity to residential areas there are documented health issues to people living near the wind farms. From Malta in the Mediter-

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At Random ranean to Altamont in California, the landscape is littered with decommissioned wind farms, all bankrupt, all eyesores and all funded with local tax dollars. These things have been failing for nearly 35 years. Shinish Creek will be no different. Britain, Germany and Spain — all touted as “leaders” in wind energy — have scaled back, or abandoned their subsidies to wind farms as the true cost and limited bene¿ts of wind power become evident. Their wind farms are going broke, and their people are freezing in the dark as a result of “going green”. From an environmental standpoint, modern windmills require toxic processes to create the magnets in the turbines, kill far more birds and bats in a season than the Oilsands has in its history. If one believes that carbon dioxide is a pollutant, or driver of climate — beliefs for which there is no evidence — consider the emissions generated smelting the steel,

transporting the towers and turbines, building access roads and erecting the power lines to get this electricity to market. Not to mention the environmental disasters, and human rights abuses in China where these turbines and towers will be fabricated. In terms of energy ef¿ciency, wind farms typically generate between ¿ve and 15 per cent of the stated capacity — bear in mind that “capacity” is not guaranteed “output” — that means that in ideal wind and temperature conditions, stated capacity can theoretically be produced. Too cold, too calm, too warm, too windy and the turbines don’t produce any signi¿cant output. Expect about 1.5 MW from the Shinish Creek project — and except to discover that BC Hydro has guaranteed the developer a long-term deal whereby you, as a customer of BC Hydro via Fortis, will pay somewhere between eight and 15 times more per kilowatt hour for Shinish Creek power than you do for standard hydro-electricity. You’ll discover we’ll pay more to the developer when the turbines don’t turn — which is most of the time. Jobs are always a big selling point — but there won’t be many with this project, and bear in mind that every dollar in wages paid for the construction and operation of this, and any wind or solar project, comes directly from your pocket as a Hydro/Fortis customer. Each of your dollars in this project is paid to produce unreliable, expensive and environmen-

tally suspect electricity we neither want or need. None of the electricity produced in B.C. is produced using coal. We do not generate greenhouse gases generating electricity in B.C. — not that it matters to the climate one way or the other. Wind farms will not reduce our GHG emissions at all. The argument that these wind farms are GHG free is specious and should be ignored. Were these projects generally, and Shinish Creek in particular, entirely funded by the private capital of the developers and their investors, and were they to compete with existing sources of electricity at the current rates, there would be little opposition. This is not the case. These projects are simply not viable without signi¿cant government subsidies, in the form of grants, incentives in the form of tax breaks and market price distortions in the form of “special” pricing deals with our public utilities. The only bene¿ciaries of these projects are the proponents who pocket taxpayer money. Environment, climate, jobs and innovation are merely smokescreens. If we allow wind farms at Shinish Creek, it is a matter of time before windmills will popup up and down the Okanagan Valley, wherever there’s a breeze, a well connected rent-seeker and a politician. Mark Walker is the publisher of the Penticton Western News

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Government given failing grade on education I have to agree with the comments made by L. Holloway and R. Willie in their letter published Nov. 4. Teachers should be only concerned with the education of our children, and not about politics, but that is now what they are forced to do. Our children are suffering, once again, and are being held hostage thanks to the Liberal government. While my children were in school, we suffered through cuts in funding. We had the Program 2000 forced down our throats, which turned out to be a huge Âżasco. Even with huge parent disapproval and teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support, a program that was still not on paper was implemented. Any child that started school during that time has suffered greatly in their education. Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistants were withdrawn from the school in February one year, leaving my one childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teacher to have 20 min-

Councillor stands by convictions

As the date for the civic election approaches, it is surely time to consider the performance of the current council, many of whom have the temerity to apply for re-election. On the whole, with the exception Mike Pearce, this council has been spineless. On all the main issues the members have maintained a discreet silence, lest they upset anybody by expressing a controversial opinion. Despite voting to offer a site for the prison, most councilors did not offer a word of support for the proposal, doubtless paralyzed into silence by the Ă&#x20AC;ood of NIMBY letters, which greeted the idea. Only Mike Pearce had the courage to support the proposal, which would have helped this Âżnancially anemic city. The same remarks apply to the deer cull. Again only Pearce has given full vocal support to the plan. Other councilors seem to support it, who really knows? But surely the biggest criticism of the current council is its treatment of that elephant in the room, which everyone is trying to ignore. Here even Mike Pearce pussyfoots around the issue. I refer of course to the SOEC, which the mayor continuously refers to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;world classâ&#x20AC;? without adding the necessary third word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;disasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The council members are naturally frightened of this issue as many of them were members of the Kimberley council who voted unanimously in favour of the $81 million insanity. The mayor was so afraid of the issue that he set up a board, where meetings were to be in private, to insulate council from dealing directly with the problem. At all costs prevent the public discussion of this disaster which involve losses approaching $200,000 on a single concert â&#x20AC;&#x201D; losses which we, the taxpayers, had to pay thanks to a grotesquely one-sided contract with Global Spectrum. The board managed to curtail the losses but this was not really the triumph, which Pearce claims. The SOEC campus still costs us $1.6 million a year, at least $800,000 a year more than we were previously paying (and that was probably too much). All we are getting for that is extra ice for the Okanagan Hockey School, a proÂżt-making business, and four country and western concerts a year. Four concerts for $800,000, or $200,000 per concert. At a possible attendance of 5,000 for

utes of one-on-one with each student, per week. I was heavily involved in PACs at that time and spent countless hours volunteering at my childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary school, because without it, there would be no hot lunch, no carnivals, no sports day concessions and no playground. Because in those days, the government didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fund for those â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now they are handing them out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because it was their great idea. We were told to quit fundraising for the school, because the government would look at that and quit giving money to us. Having a family member who spent 35 years teaching, I am well aware of what teachers are going through. Why should they be any different than the rest of us who work? How many of us bring work home and spend entire evenings and weekends working and not getting paid for it? I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want my childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teacher

each concert, that means that every single seat is subsidized by $40 of taxpayers money. This is no triumph. Much, much more could be written about the SOEC but that is enough for now. However, one more entirely different issue does require brief comment. Among a multitude of churches and charitable organizations being offered tax-free status we Âżnd the Penticton Golf and Country Club and the Yacht and Tennis Club. Why are these hangouts of the modestly afĂ&#x20AC;uent embedded in the list? Can they be regarded as genuine charities? I doubt it. Or is this some cozy arrangement between the clubs and councillors and administrators who may be members? In a time of Âżscal restraint, this proposed tax exemption hardly seems to be in the best interest of the general public. The composition of the new council lies in the hands of the voters but the present incumbents, with possible exception of Mike Pearce, do not inspire conÂżdence. Raymond S. Corteen Penticton

Setting the course for future

Election time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Âżnally we have the option to clean out City Hall for a new mayor and council that will lead Penticton into prosperity along with preservation of its foundation as a tourist destination. With the exception of Garry Litke, the current and past few administrations have sold out Penticton. They jump at any developer with a chequebook, weather it is in the best interests of the city and the safety of its residents. They have been on a spending spree for projects that, although nice, we cannot afford and are now willing to jump at anything for revenue without careful long-term consideration. They also have little respect to the wishes of its citizens. The prison vote was a prime example. I attended the council meeting after the prison vote, and although two-thirds of the votes were against a prison in Penticton, they all (with the exception of Garry Litke) said they would not pursue it in city limits, but would pursue it as close to Penticton as possible, in our bedroom so to speak. This kind of â&#x20AC;&#x153;we will do what we want anyway mentalityâ&#x20AC;? is not acceptable and the public deserves a government for the people

sitting at her desk working on report cards instead of teaching. It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher. They should be compensated properly for the work they do, in and out of the classroom. And if withdrawing the services that they are presently doing on their own time is something that the government thinks they can legislate, then maybe they should only be paid for the 24 days that they actually sat in the Legislature, because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing the rest of the time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to be beneÂżting me or my children. And maybe the government should start reading up about bullying. You know, the stuff we are trying to teach our kids in the classroom. Because right now, they are a prime example. Dawne Young Penticton

and prosperity, not a dictatorship for what they deem best. I took the time to call a lot of the new candidates to personally Âżnd out their views on what is best not only for bringing quality jobs to Penticton, but preserving the image, the park lands and making Penticton a better, safer place to live. My personal pick for mayor, hands down, is Julius BloomÂżeld. After a long conversation questioning his visions and goals for a better Penticton along with his job creation ideas, I knew he was the candidate for the job. My Âżrst option is of course to pick someone living in Penticton, but the only way in and out of Naramata is through Penticton, their shopping and business is in Penticton. For what Julius BloomÂżeld has to offer the future of Penticton, I cannot justify voting for a different candidate with less to offer, just because they sleep in Penticton. As for councillors of the old administration, the only candidate with respect for its citizens and the quality future of Penticton is Garry Litke. My utmost last pick is Mike Pearce. With conversations with the new running councillors, my personal picks for those with quality ideals and in the best interest for the future of Penticton are Jeannie Cavallo, Helena Konanz and Frank Conci. Two are from the bedroom community of Kaleden. Call me a hypocrite again, but I will vote for who is the best for Pentictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. This election is probably the most important election Penticton has ever had and needs as many voters as possible to direct our future. Do we head on the developers path like Kelowna, or do we preserve our future as a tourist destination? My Âżrst trip to B.C. was as a teenager in 1977. Kelowna was a fun place, much like Penticton. Now with years of selling out to large developers and jumping at anyone with a chequebook, it is just another big city on the map with gangs, prostitution, rampant drugs and related crimes, heavy trafÂżc and no longer a tourist paradise that it once was. This is the direction Penticton is headed for â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is this the future you want for Penticton? A Joni Mitchell phrase is evident: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got till itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we are headed. Save Pentictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future by voting. See you at the polls.

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Prison issue still relevant

It has been suggested in some local media recently that the prison is now a â&#x20AC;&#x153;dead issueâ&#x20AC;?. Three South Okanagan communities (Summerland and the Penticton and Osoyoos Indian Bands) are still in the running for the prison, so how can the issue be â&#x20AC;&#x153;deadâ&#x20AC;?? And even in Penticton, where two-thirds of voters turned down the prison, it is still a very relevant topic in the municipal elections. When the people of Penticton voted down the prison, Coun. Mike Pearce proposed a motion to support any neighbouring community that wanted it. This motion was seconded by Coun. Sentes and also supported by Mayor Ashton and Couns. Jakubeit and Vassilaki. Only Coun. Gary Litke went along with the results of the community vote and voted against the motion. Letters signed by Mayor Ashton duly went out telling our neighbours that they could count on Pentictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support to bring the prison to the South Okanagan. So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be clear, voting for mayoral and council candidates who support the prison could still bring the prison very close to Penticton. As close as right next to the Cantex site on Okanagan Avenue, on one of the locations proposed by the Penticton Indian Band, a parcel of PIB land within city boundaries, which is to all intents and purposes right here in town. The prison is by no means a dead issue. Tom Bijvoet Penticton

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Yes people of Penticton, it is that time for city elections, and it is your right and your duty to vote. I have this philosophy that if you don’t vote, you have no right to criticize. You need to do the research on the candidates in order to make an educated decision. Read the newspapers, Google, go to the web and attend the forums, ask questions directly to the candidate. (He or she should be willing to take your call.) I have nearly completed my list for mayor and city councillors that I believe will be an asset to Penticton. That person must be honest, trustworthy, compassionate, ¿scal and ¿nancially responsible, a business person with a high code of ethics. Someone who understands the way the city operates and will work towards a balanced budget. In this time of recession and tight ¿nancial times we need someone who understands the economy and the cutbacks we are all facing. My vote goes to incumbent John Vassilaki. I ¿rmly believe that John has successfully met all the abovementioned attributes. I know John and Barb and their family personally and they are all hard-working individuals who care about their community. John owns and operates his own businesses with integrity and honesty. John has worked tirelessly and faithfully for the city and her citizens. John has always made himself available to anyone that has questions about the city and its policies. Why vote for John? It’s simple: John Vassilaki, just like you, loves Penticton. Penticton is his home too. Arlene Miller Penticton

Team owed an apology

This letter is in response to Emanuel Sequeira’s sports article” Lakers remain Halloween kings” that ap-

from your dreams, but your home, stay calm. You think of the sand bags piled high on the walls, You survived trench warfare, your tear ¿nally falls. Only one race with so much anger, Now we know. Stop the danger! No mans land was in between, Some killed at only ¿fteen. This mad brute, known as the Germans, According to them, we were the vermin. Militarism was all that was found, Pieces of bodies still lay on the ground. Artillery was all that mattered, All our hearts still stay shattered. Until this day we remember those soldiers, So brave and so still under their boulders. They’re faces stay grave but we still know them, And on the ¿eld, they’re blood still Àows, With the poppies row on row. Kassidy Turner, Grade 11 Princess Margaret Secondary

peared in the Nov. 2, edition of the Penticton Western. I would ¿rst like to congratulate the young women of Pen High’s volleyball team on winning the tournament over the weekend. It takes commitment, dedication and determination to belong to a sports team. Thus my astonishment that Mr Sequeria would end this wonderful article about the Pen High Lakers to announce that Princess Margaret ¿nished last. Was there any reason to add this to the article? Did you even watch a game that Maggie played? In a society where obesity, diabetes and heart disease is prevalent in our youth, should we not be empowering our young adults to stay ¿t and be active? As a parent of a Maggie student on the volleyball team, it broke my heart to read this last statement. These young women at Maggie also show great commitment, dedication and determination for a sport they love. What was the reason to humiliate these young women in your article? Mr. Sequeira, I believe that you owe the Princess Margaret Senior girls volleyball team an apology. Laurie Matthies Okanagan Falls

More than just the score

I am a big fan of the Pen High Lakers senior girls and boys volleyball teams and am very happy that they did so well. But after reading the article written about the tournament, I was disappointed in the one line given to the Princess Margaret senior girls volleyball team (Nov. 2 edition - Sports by Emanuel Sequeira). No, they did not do as well as we hoped, but they still worked hard, played some great winning games and deserve more than the demoralizing one line given. As a community with two excellent high schools, great teacher/

coaches and awesome kids who give their 100 per cent, we should be more supportive of the efforts all of these kids make. There were amazing plays made by every team and it was thoroughly enjoyed by those of us who watched the entire two-day tournament. Thank you to the teams that attended. A proud parent and (bigger) fan of the Princess Margaret senior girls volleyball team. Joyce Campbell Penticton

Team can be proud

It was with interest that I read Emanuel Sequeira’s article “Lakers remain Halloween Kings”. Although my teenagers are Princess Margaret students it is always exciting to learn of others’ success. Having competed against them for the last several years, there are many names that are now familiar to me. How exciting for this group of girls to win their home tournament. You can imagine my surprise when upon concluding the article the last sentence read, “Princess Margaret Mustangs ¿nished last among the 13 teams.” I found it odd and disheartening that the entire article was written about the success of the Lakers and ended with a negative comment about the Mustangs. Our girls played hard and performed fairly well under the circumstances. We are a AA school playing in a AAAA tournament. If Emanuel wanted to include the Mustangs in his article it would have been nice if he would have dug deeper and found out some of the facts surrounding our wins and losses. These girls deserved some encouragement and positive press. However, like my mother always taught me, “If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” Mustang Pride is in the air. Barb Pichette Penticton

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A residential project that is going to create 40 jobs and open up 66 more care beds was announced at Haven Hill Retirement Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This pattern of continuous expansion speaks strongly to the growing demands for services to meet the needs of seniors in our community,â&#x20AC;? said Jane Tench, administrator at Haven Hill Retirement Centre. Four years ago the facility opened with 82 beds after being rebuilt from the private hospital. Less than a year later it expanded to add 30 beds. Buron Healthcare was awarded a contract for the 66 permanent, publicly funded beds in September following a request for proposals from Interior Health. Of the 66 beds, 36 will be new and 30 are existing temporary beds that will become permanent. Four new private-pay beds are also being added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited about the over 40 new jobs this project creates and the community beneÂżts of this development,â&#x20AC;? said Mary McDougall, owner representative of Buron Healthcare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buron is committed to buying local wherever it is feasible and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re operators for the long-term, which means that we will be consumers in and contributing to the City of Penticton for many years ahead.â&#x20AC;?

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MEMBERS OF the Haven Hill Retirement Centre management team (left to right) Jane Tench, Cathy Underwood, Shannon Coco, Marie Patterson and Darrell Bennett help with the sod turning for the expansion project which will open up an additional 66 beds.

Construction of the suites is expected to begin next month and it is estimated the facility will be complete and open by November 2012. The new construction will keep with the current design with a focal point on a home environment for residents rather than a commercial design. Each wing will consist of a pod of 11 to 15 residents, with a food service area, dining room and lounge, all designed to be as homelike as possible.

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Excellence to set up shop when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Âżnished their studies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First order of business, I think, for that kind of industry is to make sure thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough bandwidth coming down to the city. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re losing high-tech jobs to Kelowna, and we can certainly ride on the back of that to some extent,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding Penticton is wellsuited for high-tech medical applications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only do we have a local population of people who have a vested interest in the success of those companies, but they would be willing investors in those small businesses and could be clinical trial people for the end products of those small businesses.â&#x20AC;? Although those are more long-range goals, the agriculture sector would also get more immediate focus. He said agri-tourism, production and processing are areas included in his short-term strategy for job growth. That would create local demand for produce, he said, which would foster a made-in-Penticton incubator farmer program to bring new blood into the agriculture business. A proponent of â&#x20AC;&#x153;intelligent planning,â&#x20AC;? BloomÂżeld said voters can expect development that adheres to the ofÂżcial community plan. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, he wants developers to show City Hall marketing projections for a projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feasibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pro development that has beneÂżt for the city. Nobody wants to see any more projects going bankrupt,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beholden upon a council that what is being proposed by a developer is actually marketable and doable.â&#x20AC;? While heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never held public ofÂżce, BloomÂżeld says he understands the workings of City Hall through his committee appointments and, as a realtor, has always been paid according to his efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make no promises to anybody that anybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jobs are secure or weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to enter a golden age. But I can promise that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to be fair in every decision I make,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all got the interests of the electorate and the residents at heart, and the long-term future and stability of the city. If we all have that same goal, then I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see why that would interfere.â&#x20AC;?


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Next Friday, the Shatford Centre is throwing its doors open wide and inviting the public in for a little taste of how the building is progressing from school to arts centre. The event is A Taste For The Arts, and organizers are bringing together a selection of Penticton’s culinary establishments to provide food, specialty teas and coffees, beers and wines for arts patrons as they get a look behind the scenes at the ongoing transformation into a centre for the arts. “Phase 2 is all about continuing to enhance the building, getting the studios going,” said Jane Shaak, one of the organizers. “Phase 1 was the main things, like the elevator and the washrooms … the big things that had to happen to open the building.” Along with being fed, visitors to A Taste

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LISA STEVENS, who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, demonstrates a dance pose during a workshop at the Shatford Centre recently.

For the Arts will be able to meet with artists as well as faculty from the Okanagan School of the Arts. “We wanted to be festive and fun. All these different restaurants are bringing different things, so it’s a lovely taste from everybody, lovely food and appies and some entrees and desserts,” said Shaak,

who said the food will be served buffet-style to encourage visitors to mill around and tour the building. “We’ll have is lots of displays showing where we have come, which is a heck of a long way and also some of the vision of what could happen here,” said Shaak. “We wanted to do something to bring in people that

care about the arts.” A Taste For The Arts, which is a fundraising event helping to continue the work at the centre, gets underway at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., by email at info@shatfordcentre. com or by phone at 250770-7668.

The focus now, Shaak said, is on keeping the momentum going and getting classrooms, studios and workshops up and running. The centre has already played host to some major arts events and shows, including the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Triptych show over the summer. More recently the centre hosted a two-day ArtsBC workshop, Sustainability Semesters as well as the Broadway International Dance Workshop, which brought two So You Think You Can Dance veterans to the centre for two days of intensive instruction. “This is the ¿rst time in Western Canada. This dance convention is a really big deal. It was very cool that we got it,” said Shaak. “It is nice to see that some of these events are really coming. That dance convention wouldn’t have come here without the Shatford.”

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Simple Plan has announced Penticton as one of their nine city tour stops. In support of their gold-certi¿ed album Get Your Heart On!, they will play at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 9. Opening for Simple Plan will be Marianas Trench, All Time Low and These Kids Wear Crowns. Simple Plan spent the summer touring the globe, including stops in Asia and Europe as well as the U.S., where they were one of the highest-drawing acts on the Warped Tour last year. Get Your Heart On!, the Montrealbased band’s goldcerti¿ed fourth studio album, was released in June and spawned the platinum-certi¿ed hit single Jet Lag, a duet with Natasha Beding¿eld on the English version and Marie-Mai on the French version. The music video for the sec-

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Requiem was Mozart’s last work. It is considered one of the most inspirational pieces of the classical repertoire. A stellar vocal quartet, all from B.C., including Melina Moore, soprano; Dana Luccock, mezzo soprano; Isaiah Bell, tenor; and Alan Corbishley, baritone will join the orchestra to commemorate Remembrance Day with this expressive composition. The concert program opens with the lyrical, melancholy composition Such Sweet Sorrow by Canadian composer John Estacio. Starting an hour before the concert, conductor Rosemary Thomson will give a pre-concert talk, providing insights about the music, the composers and the guest artists. In Penticton, the OSO will be performing on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Cleland Theatre. Tickets are available from the Penticton & Wine Country Visitors’ Centre.


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t.g.i.f. entertainment BARLEY MILL PUB — Karaoke 2.0 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Big Slick Poker at 7 p.m. Watch sports on 23 TVs and one 11-foot screen. ELITE RESTAURANT — Open Mic Night every Friday at 8 p.m. Share your talents, hidden or otherwise, at the Elite After 6; a great way to try out new material or check out the local music. COPPER MUG PUB — Big Slick Poker on Sundays at 7 p.m. GREY SAGE PUB — Free pool every Sunday, poker and prizes every Tuesday, music bingo every Wednesday and karaoke with Sky every Thursday in the OK Falls Hotel. Sports on the big screen. VOODOO’S — Thursday Night Blues Jam features an incredible lineup of musicians from the South Okanagan, both pro and amateur, including horns, harmonica players and a number of the best guitarists, drummers and singers in the area.

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is hosting a creative writing contest for young writers who love to read, as a bene¿t for the Raise a Reader program of the South Okanagan. Raise a Reader is looking for young writers, anywhere from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, to create a short story or poem. It can be anything from a couple of lines up to two pages long. All entries, however, must use the opening line “How sweet it is” and close with “that’s what Christmas means to me!” Contestants must bring their work to Cherry Lane on Dec. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. or on Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and read it at the open mic. Each participant receives a new book donated by Raise a Reader. Pre-registration is available if there is a speci¿c time the writer wants to read, so family and friends can attend. Email Yasmin John-Thorpe at yasie1@shaw.ca to book a day and time.

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Nov. 11 — Many Hats Theatre’s production of Christmas Belles runs until Dec. 3 on the Cannery Stage. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $19 or $17 for students and seniors, and are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre or by phone at 250-493-4055. Nov. 12 — B.C. artist Jackie Tahara is currently showing her graphic and colourful paintings at the Red Rooster Winery. Her show has been held over through the Christmas season. Nov. 18 — The Shatford Centre is hosting A Taste For The Arts starting at 5:30 p.m., bringing together selected restaurants and culinary establishments while guests get a peek behind the scenes at the Shatford and its continuing transformation into an arts centre. Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 and can be purchased at the centre, 760 Main St., by email at info@shatfordcentre.com or by phone at 250-770-7668.

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Already the recipient of many awards, Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band is going to be adding yet another business honour to the band’s mantelpiece next month. Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, announced this week that Louie is the recipient of the 2011 B.C. Aboriginal Business Award for Individual Achievement. “Chief Clarence Louie is a leader with a vision”, said Mitchell. “He has dedicated his life to building economic self-suf¿ciency for the OIB by creating employment opportunities for present and future generations.” Louie was elected chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in 1985 at the age of 25. Under his leadership, the band has built a multi-faceted development corporation that owns and manages nine businesses, including Nk’Mip Cellars, the ¿rst Aboriginal winery in North America, and most recently the Senkulmen Business Park near Oliver. It’s a project that Louie said will take the band

If all goes well, Penticton could be back to black by year end. Chief ¿nancial of¿cer Doug Leahy detailed the state of the city’s ¿nances during his third-quarter update at Monday’s council meeting, and had encouraging news to offer. Leahy said that, as of Sept. 30, the city is seeing a $1.9 million surplus as a result of some unexpected savings in the last six months. RCMP E Division also returned $400,000 to the city under the reconciliation program when Mounties squared up the end of their ¿scal year on March 31, and found additional funds to return to the city. The big savings came in the form of $840,000 from corporate services, which trimmed back staff development and IT operations, in addition to unnamed labour savings. Once year-end allocations occur, those ¿gures will come more in line with the budget, Leahy said. He added that development services is also expected to be under budget because of consulting fees either not occurring or recovered from a developer. The South Okanagan Events Centre is also posting a $100,000 surplus to date. “We’re certainly hoping that is going to be the case for the rest of the year,” he said. Leahy added all departments are tracking to be under or on budget, and the city is also monitoring pool operations to determine baseline budgets for 2012. The city isn’t out of the woods, he warned, as city revenue is down. Building permits are in the $300,000 range, down $100,000 from projections and in line to be $150,000 short by year end. Facility rentals are $100,000 under projections, but should correct slightly in the last quarter due to ice rentals at McLaren Park Arena. Cemetery revenues are down $70,000. A bright point is recreation revenues, which are $112,000 over what was planned because of the Penticton Community Centre reopening. Development cost charges total $270,000 for the year to date, lower than projected. “The development cost charges have not come to fruition this year,” he said. “Although this revenue does not Àow into operations funds, it is an indication of development activity in the city.” Operation revenues will also be closer to budget when the ¿nal year-end adjustments are made, Leahy said, adding the city is embarking upon the zero-based budgeting process now for the 2012 year. 2012

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in that bid. … I can’t really comment on what I don’t know.” David Greenwood, who told residents he was in favour of implementing an election sign bylaw to prevent “visual litter” across the city, was asked about whether he would have supported the 911 dispatchers move to Kelowna. “It’s jobs we lost, service we lost and these are things we can’t afford to lose,” he said. Wes Hopkin garnered crowd appreciation when he suggested that decisions coming from City Hall need to consider how youth in the community are impacted. “If you have a problem with your pipes, you call a plumber,” he said, adding if residents want to address the challenges facing youth, “you elect a young person.” When asked what he has accomplished in his ¿rst term, Andrew Jakubeit said projects like bringing the Young Stars to town were among the highlights. “I’m one who tries to get things going. Sports tourism was something that was a bit neglected before,” he said. Lynn Kelsey was asked if she supported the deer cull. “Do I want to kill Bambi? Probably not,” she said, adding she would like to embrace “humane” measures to control the deer population. “I’m not in favour of a deer cull. I’m in favour of all animals, two-footed and four-footed, living together in peace.” Randy Kirkoski, a retired RCMP of¿cer, rebutted a question about the city’s need to add more of¿cers by saying police do a good job, but that the justice system lets residents down. “The courts do not deal with these people properly,” he said. Helena Konanz was asked why she wasn’t running for RDOS director as she lives in Kaleden. “I own a business in Penticton, I volunteer in Penticton, I shop in Penticton,” she said, adding she’s one of the only head coaches at Pen High who is a parent. “Penticton is my home and this is where I would love to contribute. It’s up to you to decide if I contribute to this community enough.” David Korinetz answered a question on zero-based budgeting. “I don’t believe in spending money you haven’t made yet,” he said, suggesting a performing arts centre could be ¿nanced through donations and grants. Gary Leaman answered a ques-

tion about providing subsidies to forpro¿t entities to establish themselves in the city. “Some of the organizations you may have to give seed money to,” he said. “But groups like Ironman, I question the money that was spent on that. … They say they could go to Kelowna. I don’t think so. I think some things have to be put to the test and some groups need to stand on their own two feet.” When asked if he would vote to build the SOEC again today, Garry Litke paused a moment. “I’ve asked myself that same question many times myself,” he said. “The events centre was a hard lesson, and had a few things that spun out of control.” Mostly, he said, he would not hand it over to an “American company to control.” Kevin Noonan talked about agriculture opportunities in the city, noting that the city should look at luring food manufacturing and processing plants to the area. “Where it falls off the tree is where you get the best product,” he said. Questions pertaining to the “transparency” of the hockey school dormitory project decision sparked an exchange between incumbents Mike Pearce and John Vassilaki. Pearce defended the decision, noting the lots would be sitting empty without it. “I told you I’m committed to building jobs,” he said. “I believe with the election right now, I think that we’re getting lots of criticism.” Vassilaki used his rebuttal to decry the sale of city lands. “I’m just dead-set against it. I do like the project for the hockey school, but I don’t believe in selling any public lands,” he said, questioning the logic of the city selling land for a discounted $925,000 price and then giving tax incentives to have jobs on site. “If that makes sense, if that’s ¿scal responsibility, you can shoot me.” When asked why she didn’t declare a conÀict on the vote on Ironman funding, Judy Sentes said that conÀict pertains to two things: ¿nancial investment or remuneration. As a volunteer, “I had neither, and I was there to represent the citizens,” she said. Terry Yeatman said he would like to investigate options that would provide children things to do for an extra shoulder season. “I hear a lot about the water slides,” he said. “There’s not enough for young families to do if the beaches aren’t open.”


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November 11

will be observed and then the laying of wreaths. After the ceremony, everyone is invited for a free lunch. Music will be played by Yvonne Waddon. REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE to be held at the (439) Winnipeg Street Leisure Centre at 2 p.m. with Rev. Peter O’Flynn. There will be a war time sing along after the service with Young at Heart. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has DJ Ivan.

SATURDAY November 12 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m., meat draw at 2 p.m. and a sing along at 4 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FUN pool at 1 p.m., dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians at 10 a.m. at St.Andrews Presbyterian. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Beaver races at 4 p.m. Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. with music trivia and dancing at 7 p.m. with Johnny Rock of VintageousEntertainment. Prizes available. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop-in darts/pool at 4 p.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. James Miller presents Classic Country at 6:30 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN CENTRE has partner cribbage the first and third Saturday each month. TERWILLIGERS CHRISTMAS OPEN House is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Door prizes, gourmet food tast-

ings and more. Plus, local artist Rudy Skoreyko will be in the store to personalize your ornament choices. Come join the fun at 675 Main St. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra are pleased to present a vocal masterclass with mezzosoprano Dana Luccock from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. Participants must register with the Penticton Academy of Music in advance. The cost is $10. Observers are welcome at $5. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION has a meat draw. H-2-OH NEW WATER exhibit to open at Penticton Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. The water bar will be open and visitors can win prizes by tasting different samples of local water and identifying where they came from.

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CODY DEPOURCQ collected an assist during a 3-2 overtime loss against the Merritt Centennials. He will be looking to help the Penticton Vees again when they travel to Trail and Westside this weekend.

Vees look to defeat their Cominco Arena demons Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Cominco Arena in Trail has not always been friendly to the Penticton Vees. On Oct. 19, the home team defeated the Vees 4-3 with two of their goals coming on the power play. The two teams will square off again on Remembrance Day, and Vees assistant coach Michael Hengen is confident the team will forget the past. “There is no doubt we have had troubles with going into Cominco Arena,” said Hengen. “We’d like to change that. Any time you get two points in a rink where you haven’t been the most successful in the past is a huge confidence boost for the team.” Focus for the Vees in this matchup has been on their fore check during practice. Defensively, they want the blueline playing a simple game. Vees starter Michael Garteig said the challenge of playing in Trail is that the boards are “pretty much square.” “It’s like you are getting hit into concrete,” he said. “We just have to keep it simple just like we have been doing. Pucks on the glass, everything to the net and capitalize on our chances. I think we can do well and get the two points.” The Vees should expect a hungry Smoke Eaters team. On Wednesday, they were em-

barrassed 11-2 by the SilverBacks in Salmon Arm. Bryce Gervais scored four goals and added an assist, while Kody Dhaliwal scored a hat trick. Gervais scored three in the first period alone. His efforts prompted a Twitter message by SilverBacks play-byplay man Scott Campbell referring to him as “Gervechkin.” Interim Vees captain Joey Benik said they can’t let their past in Trail get to them. “We have struggled in that building so it’s going to be huge for us to put that aside,” said Benik, who loves playing in Cominco Arena because of the atmosphere. “I think we gotta get a lot of dirty goals. We’re not gonna try to just go out there and try to make a bunch of skill plays because then it’s going to be used against us.” Garteig said they are playing a simpler game while without Mario Lucia, Mike Reilly, Travis St. Denis, Curtis Loik and Troy Stecher, who are all playing in the World Junior A Challenge in Langley. With five affiliate players in the lineup, Garteig has liked what he sees. He has been impressed by the minutes filled by 20-year-old defencemen Kyle Beaulieu and Nick Buchanan. “Everyone has played really well,” said Garteig. “They fit into their roles. We are playing a more simple game than we are when we have our full team.” Benik said their third and fourth line play-

ers have stepped up, but he has also been impressed with the affiliate players. Against the Westside Warriors, the Vees received two goals from Zachery Lindsay and Alex Jewell, who scored the winner in a 4-2 decision. “That was obviously huge and we wouldn’t have won the game without them,” said Benik, who was honoured to give Lindsay and Jewell the pucks for their first BCHL goals. “Jewell had a nice one there for the game winner. He was pretty excited about coming through in the lineup. It was great to see guys like that get the goals. It was such a huge impact when we need it most.” Among the veterans who have been strong is Connor Reilly. He is now third in team scoring with 10 goals and 27 points in 17 games. In his last five games, Reilly has three goals and six points. “Connor is a competitor,” said Hengen. “What makes him successful is his willingness to shoot the puck and go to the net. He might not be the biggest guy in the world, but there is no defensemen that is going to out muscle him or out battle him or intimidate him en route to that net.” On Saturday, the Vees take on the 7-80-2 Warriors in Westside. In two meetings, the Vees have won both with the first being an 8-3 decision. In their last 10 games, the Warriors are 2-6-0-2.

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The wait was longer than Jordan Rapp wanted, but it was worth it. Representing the United States, Rapp won the ITU Long Distance World Triathlon championship in Henderson, Nev. in 5:00:15. “It was one of those things to represent your country is a pretty rare treat,” said Rapp, who resides in Penticton for six months each year. “It was especially nice to do it when they had it in the U.S. It was in Germany in 2010.” The defending and two-time Subaru Ironman Canada champion had been looking forward to participating in the event for two years. This year’s event, held Nov. 5, had a slight change as the swim portion was cancelled due to unsafe waters. Cold air temperatures combined with 17-degree waters changed the course to a 120-kilometre bike and 30-km run. “It was quite cold,” said Rapp, who felt it was the right decision. “I think in retrospect

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CARL PETERSON proudly holds the Canadian flag during the awards banquet for the ITU Long Distance World Triathlon Championship. Peterson won the championship for his age group.

a lot of us felt, I think people said, ‘Oh, they should have had the swim.’ I think it’s easy to say that when you don’t have to ride for the first hour or so in soaking wet clothing. It was really cold, that’s for sure. My first thought actually when I showed up at the race site was maybe I should just go home.” Part of the reason Rapp considered not entering is because he will be competing in Ironman Arizona in two weeks. His think-

ing was to put all his energy into that race. “I thought I was pushing the envelope to do two long races close together,” he said. The biggest challenge for Rapp was that he never did a race in which the swim had been cancelled. Prior to starting, Rapp felt he was capable of winning a medal in a distance that was new to him against new competitors. “I didn’t feel I had enough information

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to make a good decision on whether or not I could win,” he said. “To win in the U.S. as a U.S. athlete, it was remarkable. To stand on the podium when they played the national anthem, this is because of me. That is pretty amazing.” Penticton’s Carl Peterson, 60, won his age group (60 to 64) crossing the finish line in 6:56:32. Peterson couldn’t believe he won. “I trained hard for it and it paid off,” said Peterson, who credited his coaches Kevin Cutjar and Karl Donoghue for his win. Peterson, who has competed in two Subaru Ironman Canada events, said the tough moment for him was on the run. He said the course in Henderson is very hilly. “The fourth loop takes everything you have to get through it,” he said. The goal for the retired construction worker was to reach the podium and have a chance at victory. When he saw the board, Peterson said his numbers looked good so he knew he had a chance to win. “It was exhilarating,” said Peterson. “I couldn’t believe I saw my name at the top.” The win was important to Peterson because it was a world event and he always wanted to compete in one. Participating in events of this calibre is something he said athletes dream about and want to get to the top. “Not many people in Penticton can say they are world champions,” said Peterson, who high-fived Rapp while sitting with the American and his family during the awards banquet. “It means a lot to me.”


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Continental Cup will boost Penticton Congratulations to the Penticton Curling Club, the South Okanagan Event Centre and the City of Penticton for being awarded one of the most prestigious curling events in the world. The 2013 World Financial Group Con- Kim Kirkham tinental Cup will be On The Button played at SOEC Jan. 10 to 13. The Pentic- tional events is not just ton Curling Club will about prestige. Hosting be home to the Patch an event such as this for all the event’s en- will deliver both short tertainment activities. and long-term economThe Patch is a friendly ic and social benefits to and high-energy at- our community. mosphere where curlWhat does this mean ing fans gather. The to Penticton? Patch showcases top The participants and Canadian bands and their families along features a constant with curling spectators stream of fun contests will stay in our hotels, and games. The Patch eat in our restaurants, has live coverage of and shop in our fair city the events as they hap- at a time of year when pen. This event will tourism is traditionally feature six teams from slow. The end result is North America (four a positive economic from Canada and four impact for Penticton. from the United States) The catch all phrase versus six teams repre- here is sports tourism. Sports tourism is senting the world. It is estimated that considered any travel we will have 3,000 fans outside of the usual at every game. environment for either Hosting interna- passive or active in-

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The Kal Tire Junior Canucks and Westside battled to a 4-4 final. Scoring for the Canucks were Tate Larson with two, Dylan LaRose and Jayce Moore. Seth Aitchison made 16 saves. Carley Pearson scored the lone goal for Peaches Lingerie midget Ice Dragons in bantam Superleague play. The Ice Dragons lost to Westside 2 4-1 despite having several chances. Pearson, Jessie Olfert, Jenna Collins and Sydney Garnett played great defensively and protected goaltender Sylvia Barnett. Zoe Konanz, Mckenzie Ricard, Brianne Hrynyk and Danielle Lagrange also played well offensively, but some costly penalties hurt the team.

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Penticton Speedway Junior Vees played spoiler to the host Revelstoke Grizzlies last weekend, winning 2-1 in overtime. After a goal by Pen-

ticton’s Sam Togyi early in the third to tie the game at 1, Benjamin Hoeffler deflected a point shot from Riley Hilton on a great pass from Daniel Martin at 3:28 of overtime for the tournament win. Turning away 30 of 31 shots, Carter Edwards was outstanding for Penticton. Speedway outshot their opponents

volvement in a competitive sport where, in this case, curling is the prime motivation for travel. Sporting events can be seen as catalyst and a way to promote our city as a tourist destination. Why Penticton was chosen to host the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup? The capacity of the host venue (SOEC) to accommodate the spectators. Previous experience hosting curling events~ (2008 Men’s Provincials, and 2010 Women’s Provincials). Adequate Accommodations. Transportation availability. Spirit of volunteerism in the community. Penticton’s great community pride came through in our previous events and we are confident that the citizens of Penticton will once again embrace this event and provide the required 350 volunteers. Stay tuned for more information on how you 49-31 in the final. Backstopped by Edwards, the Vees went 5-0 throughout the tournament also beating teams from Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Salmon Arm. Collectively the Vees outscored their opponents 38-8 over the weekend with Ethan Giroux, Kieran Mielke, Lindsay Fotheringham and Keegan Allen all scoring hat tricks in different games. AJ Gudmundson, Togyi,

can volunteer. Around the House Twenty-four teams participated in the oneday Wreckspiel on Nov. 5. Organizer and club manager Gary Stene said the event was a big success. A big thank you to all those who curled. Learn to curl clinic — Nov. 12 1 to 5 p.m. Preregistration is necessary for this clinic. Everyone welcome. Penticton will host a Ladies Open Bonspiel Nov. 18 to 20. They are still looking for teams. Spectators are always welcome to come down and watch the action. Our annual Christmas open house and member appreciation will be held Dec. 17. Music by Uncorked. Turkey shoot, games and prizes. Baron of beef $20 includes beverage. Advance tickets available at the curling club. Everyone welcome. Last night of curling Dec. 22. Happy Curling! Kim Kirkham is the past-president of the Penticton Curling Club.

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Out of all the cities and towns throughout the province, Penticton has been ranked ninth for real estate investment. The Real Estate Investment Network released its latest report this week identifying the top regions that are likely to perform amongst the best over the coming years. “The groundwork by economic development and the city is turning the ship around a bit here,” said Peter Byrnes, real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty in Penticton. Byrnes said commercial real estate has been slow, but movement in the past six months shows investors are looking for solid investment properties. Most recently the Liquidation World site was sold to Landmark Cinemas and land on Eckhardt Avenue has been purchased by a developer to build a dormitory for Okanagan Hockey School. “These mean construction jobs at these solid investments and positive economic spinoffs for the community long term,” said Byrnes, adding the economic investment zones created by the city are also an attractant to investors. “I think that is a really strong consideration when anybody is taking a look at investing or developing is the long term tax issue and giving people that positive inducement to invest and develop in Penticton is really strong for us.” The REIN report takes information on the latest statistics, economic and social trends. It also looked at such factors as: is the area’s population growing faster than the provincial average, are new infrastructures being built to handle the growth, is the area creating new jobs and taking steps to maintain current employ-

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ment levels, will Penticton bene¿t from an economic or real estate ripple effect, has political leadership created an economic growth atmosphere and are there major transportation improvements in the works. Don Campbell, president of REIN, said Penticton has long attracted vacation goers and retirees, but it is the new residents that is making the city appealing. “In recent years, the city has also become one key city in the Okanagan region that has bene¿tted from the sanctuary trend. People who want that small town feel with the amenities of a major city like Kelowna less than an hour away have seen the bene¿ts of Penticton and moved to the city,” said Campbell. Penticton economic development of¿cer, David Arsenault said the city still has low manufacturing costs comparable to the Paci¿c North American region and local businesses are utilizing that for continuous growth. “It’s great to see all of these independent reports, reviews and best practice studies all coming back with the same denominator — Penticton is a great place to live and invest,” said Arsenault. Ranked in the top 10 towns in order are; Surrey, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Fort. St. John, Dawson Creek, Kelowna and Comox Valley. Behind Penticton are Prince George and Vancouver. “Penticton offers its businesses a competitive advantage and we are starting to see signs of a rebound from a dif¿cult economic period. We are not out of the woods, as like most communities, we rely on the economics of a global economy,” said Arsenault. “This is just another sign that what we are doing as a community has been noticed and makes business sense.” Arsenault said 2012, in regards to construction, looks promising with several new projects underway.

A marketing campaign to win a dream vacation by Penticton and Wine Country Tourism has earned an award. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association gave out the award for a marketing campaign over $15,000 at its annual tourism summit last week in Sun Peaks. The award recognizes “a creative, comprehensive and innovative marketing campaign that

has resulted in increased tourism revenue.” The win a dream vacation campaign, promoted on Global BC TV through Penticton and Wine Country Tourism’s website and social media avenues as well as other online marketing efforts, invited contest entrants to design their own perfect Penticton vacation. “We knew this campaign was special when we launched it and the results were pretty sensational,” said Jessie Campbell, tourism

marketing manager for Penticton. Campbell said the campaign drew the highest number of entries of any contest the organization has administered to date and was in the top percentile of all contests ever run on Global BC. It also resulted in a major spike of interest in Penticton, according to data from the www.tourismpenticton.com website. This helped Penticton reach its targeted growth for tourism in 2011, despite a challenging economy.


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It was a long six years for Bill Schwarz, but on Wednesday he ¿nally gripped the gold-plated shovel to pose for a photo breaking ground for the new wastewater treatment plant for Okanagan Falls. “In fact, it is quite possible he would not be retiring had this grant money not come through,” quipped Dan Albas, MP for Okanagan Coquihalla. “When you look around Okanagan Falls and you see the waterfront, the Okanagan river system, it is easy to see why it is so important to expand wastewater treatment in order to protect our environment.” Schwarz, who decided not to run this municipal election, fought for six years to get the wastewater treatment plant. Through federal and provincial funding partnerships, Area D received $6.2 million through the Building Canada Fund, with the remaining money coming from the RDOS and the Okanagan Basin Water Board. “I have learned more about how you process the stuff, more than you would ever want to know,” joked Schwarz. “But, seriously, today is a very important day to the community and South Skaha. It’s important for those residents living near the existing sewer plant. When they bought in there they were told that plant was going to move and that was 12 to 14 years ago. It is coming to fruition and it will be out of there.” The $11.5 million project is expected to be completed in November 2012. The plant will ensure proper

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wastewater disposal for not only Okanagan Falls, but the entire South Skaha region as the collection system expands. Schwarz said the new plant will also lift restrictions for growth in the area. In 2003, Schwarz said he received a study from the public works department revealing some disastrous details. “In the summer months the sewer was operating beyond capacity. There were times when we were sending untreated sewage into the RI basin, it just couldn’t handle what was coming through. It scared the heck out of me. The stuff is going down into the ground, and in the ground is an aquifer that gets the water I drink and that concerns me,” said Schwarz, adding immediately he found a short-term solution using a special ¿lter at the old plant. “Now that this is going ahead development can also go through.” Residents in Kaleden will now be able to get off septic systems and eliminate the one-hectare policy that hindered development for

many. When the system was built 35 years ago, Schwarz said there was no development cost charges — a major oversight by the politicians of the time because no money was put aside for upgrades. “We will never have to go with our hat in hand on the street corner to the provincial and federal governments to upgrade this system, because as more users come on they will be paying development cost charges. Those are suf¿cient to expand the system as needed,” said Schwarz. The $11.5 million project is underway at 300 Rail Rd. to replace the existing facility located adjacent to a residential area. The waste water will be treated with conventional biological nutrient removal technology, making it available for local irrigation and discharge into the Vaseux Lake wetlands. The long-term goal is to divert the discharge to the neighbouring Vaseux wetland area and to enhance its natural environment.

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tion concern. B.C.’s Conservation Data Centre reports there are 192 species that potentially inhabit the site including several nationally listed species at risk including snakes, amphibians and birds. The province announced they will install a B.C. Parks 100 bench on the property in recognition of Pelletier’s parents. “The White Lake Basin has long been a priority for the conservation efforts in the Okanagan,” said Environment Minister Terry Lake. “Denis Pelletier’s donation complements the conservation values of the adjacent protected area and serves as an excellent example of nearby landowners working with B.C. Parks in helping to protect endangered ecosystems. Land donation is one of the important aspects of stewardship the public can undertake to enhance our parks and protected areas.”

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Painting & Decorating

DONE RIGHT at a reasonable price: Painting, Repairs, Reno’s. Licensed, Insured, WCB. Call Nick 250-486-2359. GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250488-0407 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

Kitchen Cabinets Custom woodwork, refinishing countertops & cabinets. Call SGK Woodwork (Steve). For a free estimate 250-938-1982 sgkwoodwork@yahoo.ca

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

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PROFESSIONAL Wallpaper Installation & Painting Services: Vic @ 778-476-4817 “Vic Smith, did a professional job. Very clean, orderly & pleasant to deal with. I definitely recommend him to others.” Farhad. REASONABLE RATES specializing in PAINTING, home repairs and upgrades, no job too small. Truck available, call B&B Handyman Service, ask for Bruce, 250-809-4771

Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 TERRY the JUNK GUY 778931-0741 Rubbish, Cars, Yard Cleanups, Anything TerryTheJunkGuy.ca 778-931-0741

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

Tree Services Phipps Tree Service. Gutter blowouts, sm. repairs, book now. Bucket truck for X-mas lights. 250-488-3316

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Very friendly 5 year American Paint gelding, experienced rider. Call (250)496-5120

I am Tobi, a lab cross, recently lost my companion so I need a middle-sized older dog (5-6yrs), for play and run in big yard and loving home, (250)493-4624 Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies, tri/merle, tails docked dewclawed, 1st shots, Ready Nov26, $750 250- 540-3111 Miniature schnauzer puppies CKC registered, breeder of 20 yrs, $550 250-587-6427 sunny.knoll@hotmail.com

Walnuts for sale, $1.50/lb or 15lbs for $17, (250)492-6956

12ft stainless steel insulated chimney, 8” diameter, c/w elbow and rain cap, like new, $250, (250)497-8326

******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 REDUCED $319,000 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 interior & exterior, call 250-809-9014 to view 101 Duncan Ave E

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Wheat Straw bales 3x3x8 700 lb $40/bale 250-804-6720 good quality meadow hay, tarp covered, $150 per ton, (250)499-5407 Grass hay, $5.00 bale. Large bales, no rain, barn stored, exc. horse feed, whole oats $0.12/lb. Located in Armstrong. 250-546-6422. 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.

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CKC registered Working Line Male German Shepherd puppy for sale. Both parents are personal protection trained, good prospects, great pedigree. first shots and micro chipped.Ready to go. 250-296-3316 FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES!! maandpawfrenchbulldogs.com 604309-5333 char04@shaw.ca

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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” $499 we do all of our repairs

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Farm Equipment must sell, 1954 Ford NAA with loader, 2 bucket chains, extra parts, works well, $2000 obo, (250)490-9008

Firearms

HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, come with shots, del available. (250)804-6848

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Sporting Goods

GREAT Dane puppies, mantle & black, Ready Nov 18th, $1000, 1(250)379-2022

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Princess Margaret Dry Grad Fundraiser, pine firewood sale, $125/cord-delivered,$100/cord (you pick up), to order contact Mr. Adams, (250)493-2910

Furniture

PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE We buy & sell quality furniture IN STOCK THIS WEEK: Good selection of real “Wood” furniture • “New” Mobility scooters • Aqua-Teck powered bath lift chair • Pecan wood dining room table, 8 chairs, 2 leafs, custom made surface protector, matching china cabinet and sideboard • Microsuade Sofa & L.S. • Oak and walnut dining room sets • Oak and walnut china cabinets • Dressers, Hi-boys • Futons wood and metal • Computer work desk • Recliners, gliders • Headboards New items coming in daily

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Heavy Duty Machinery 6 Yard Sander $1200, Christy Carriage for yarding $1000, (250) 545-4653 or 308-0977

WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL PINEVIEW ESTATES FOR SALE Priced $480,000 plus HST #118-695 Pineview Road Penticton, BC

A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies Brand new construction ready for occupancy. Custom kitchen with granite counters, 2400 sq ft of contemporary design, four bedrooms plus a den, 3 full baths, fully finished basement with crawlspace for storage. Loaded with extras. Strata Subdivision - Families wanted. View the home at www.hmexc.com and click on custom homes. Please call Shelley 250-809-2415.

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? infrared sauna, 2 person, solid cedar, $1000, Free Spirit treadmill, gym quality, $400, sofa & love seat, emerald green pattern, new condition, $400, queen cast iron bed, incl. headboard, footboard & frame, $75, (250)404-8680, or email: cleo1958@shaw.ca Lumber 3 in by 9 in by 24 ft, 45 pieces clear, good for joists, rafters, exposed beam. 250-499-7184 Moving sale-dark wood desk, couch, two solid wood bookcases, secretary desk, treadmill, and metal dining chairs. Phone 250-493-6565 evenings and weekends Single box spring & mattress, dbl box spring & mattress, queen box spring & mattress all with frames. $150 each delivered. (250)493-2687

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, Stairlifts & Vertical lifts, www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745

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Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

8th year Anniversary Sale, new music items have arrived, Peavey // Marshall // Takamine // Behringer // Guitar Stands //, Strings // much much more, NO Tax with this ad, 15% Pawn Fees with this ad, rentals also available, Pawn Traders and Music Sales, 71 Nanaimo Ave. E, (250)490-3040 Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

Sporting Goods AB lounge 2 sit up bench, c/w instructions, DVD & VHS, exc. cond., $60, (250)492-3015 Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Real Estate Acreage for Sale MUST SELL, REDUCED, was $599,000, then $549,000, sacrificed for $499,000 firm, 5bdrm w/inlaw suite, plus 3 acres irrigated, 2 acres for pasture, 1604 Sparton Dr., Penticton, 250-492-3330 or www.spartondrive.com

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2005 Cervelo P3K TT Frame only - 51cm, Carbon Fork and Seatpost - $200

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w/golf $100, used, used,

futon & mattress, black steel frame, excellent condition, $60, (250)492-3015

Sat. Nov. 12th, 8am, indoor garage sale, back of 690 Lakeshore Dr.

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Golf clubs, right hand bag, $150, JVC 32” TV, bathroom cabinet, never $60, dart board, never $20, (250)462-6275

Wanted, 30 treated 6x8 railway ties, call (250)490-6669

INDOOR YARD Sale Fri. 10-2, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10-2, rain or shine 2203 Dartmouth Dr, proceeds to benefit CritterAid, to donate call 250-493-9752

2009 Norco Diabolique II TT Bike, M, Vision Bars, Carbon Seatpost, forks, DuraAce 7800 brakes, shifters, derailleurs, FSA NeoPro Crank 54/42 - $3200 (no wheels)

Car Dolly: Rewired, wheels have been greased very recently. Works very well. Asking $799. Call 250-354-7471. Located in Nelson

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2011 Norco CRR - SL, M, SRAM Red complete group 53/39, Ritchey Bars and Stem, Mavic Elite wheel $3600.

Maintenance Manager – Seniors Care Summerland Seniors Village

Reporting to the General Manager, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for all maintenance requirements including; regular maintenance, repairs, building improvements, environmental issues, fire & life safety. Along with the GM the MM also assists in ensuring the safety and security of all residents, staff and visitors.

Trinity Shepherds Malamute/ Shepherd cross, puppies, avail now, Vet checked all shots $250.ea 250-547-9763

OPEN FRIDAY! Marlin 1895 XLR 45-70 $775. Rem 700 SPS DM $569. Ruger Hawkeye African $889. Rem 870 from $399. SKS’s & Ammo. All at the Best Little Gunshop Around, Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6.

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We are now recruiting a Full time Maintenance Manager for Summerland Seniors Village, our beautiful ‘campus of care’ located in Summerland, BC (30 mins from Kelowna).

SAVE A LIFE - Wonderful Rescue Dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spayed, Neut. Reg. vac. & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee. Avail at your local Petcetera Stores.

Firewood/Fuel dry fir, larch, tamarack, dry pine, starts at $250/cord, 1/2 cord avail., truck loads $50, free kindling, seniors disc., free delivery to Penticton & some areas, (250)490-8325, 250-253-3524

2bd/2bth condo a/c gas fp np 5appl. adult close to senior centre/shops bus stop smoke free new paint move-in ready. 250-545-2983, 250-545-1130 Lowest priced 2 bdrm condo. Updated 3rd flr in good location, covered parking & storage. $139,500. (250)497-8928 MUST SELL, REDUCED, was $599,000, then $549,000, sacrificed for $499,000 firm, 5bdrm w/inlaw suite, plus 3 acres irrigated, 2 acres for pasture, 1604 Sparton Dr., Penticton, 250-492-3330 or www.spartondrive.com Newer Condo in Coldstream, 3 bdrm, den, 3 car garage, in-ground pool, furnished. $639,900. NO HST. drive by 8761 Hofer Dr. (250)550-3039

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 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Rentals Acreage 3 houses on 3/4 acre in Oliver, 2bdrm each, close to new mall, good investment; business venture, multi-family use or multi agricultural use; water on-line, hurry, won’t last long, at this price, Brian (250)4986222

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1BED 1bath main floor Summerland LAKEVIEW home $850/month. Laundry, utilities, cable, wireless included. Small pet ok, NS. Call Julian 250-859-2047

Bachelor-furnished, utils incl’d. Quiet heritage style building, downtown Penticton. 45+. $615. 250-490-8888.

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2 BDRM Condo Downtown Penticton, newly reno’d, Adult Bldg. NP/NS, avail now. $775 + util; 1 yr lse. 604-939-3844

bdrm 2nd fl unit, laminate flooring, parking avail. great location, $750 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, avail. Immediately, 250-488-7902

FOR RENT IN NARAMATA - Suite with open loft - Private - Views Pets OK - Large Property - All Utilities - Wireless - Satellite TV Washer / Dryer - Furnished option Quiet single or couple - 1050 monthly PHONE: 250 496-5198

APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

INCENTIVES 241 Scott Avenue Cable Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony 1 + 2 Bedroom

2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, wheelchair accessible, large storage room, laminate floors, $850, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-488-7902

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2 bedroom condo, steps to Okanagan Lake, reasonable rent. Pamela 250-486-1119

1bdrm 2nd floor in DT Penticton, ns, np, could be office/home space, mature tenant, ref req., $650/mo. (incl. util.) Vito (604)291-1059 1BDRM, across from Skaha Beach on bus route, long term rental, n/s, n/p. $650/mo+ util, 250-492-9692, avail. Dec. 1 1bdrm Apt. in clean, quiet, ns bldg, near Cherry Lane, just painted & new carpets, ideal for retired or semi-retired, balcony, elevator & coin laundry, $650+util., np, 250-492-4265 1 bdrm immaculate character apt. Historic building, Uplands area, burgundy walls, high ceilings, oak flrs, on bus route. Seek clean, quiet, person(s), n/p, n/s. (250)492-6319

5yr old condo, 3rd fl, corner w/balcony, 2bdrm, 2 full bath, 6-appl, incl. insuite laundry, a/c, window coverings, secure ug prkg, ns, np. ref’s & DD, avail. now, 250-496-5465 Apex, 1 bdrm condo in Clearview $750/mo utils incl’d for the season. Avail immed. Contact Cheryl 250-492-5931. avail. immed., central DT, large 2bdrm, 1.5ba, heat incl., a/c, f/s, ns, small pet allowed, $800+util., call 250-462-0589 Awesome view, 1 bdrm Skaha Pl, top flr, insuite storage, n/p $750 incl util. 250-276-9394 Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms avail. immed. & Nov. 1, newly reno’d, $550-$800, central Penticton,water incl.,call (250)4934903 to view

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RENTALS (250) 770-1948 Property Management 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, 4th floor, f/s, a/c, secure Downtown: 1 bdrm/bach, f/s, a/c, decks, building & parking. Avail. Now .................. incl. pkg. $600.00-$645.00 incl. util & cable ................................... $68500 incl. water Burns Ave.: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, condo in quiet Pent. Ave. 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath apartment on 4 plex. F/s, w/d, d/w, a/c, balcony & pkg. No main floor. F/S, D/W, A/C, insuite storage Pets. Avail. Now. $800.00 incl. water with carport pkg. $775.00 incl. water. Bassett: 2 bdrm house w/garage & fenced Fairview: Spacious 1 bdrm condo in quiet complex. F/s, w/d, d/w, a/c, lrg deck, incl. yard. F/s, w/d, f/p. Avail. Now. Pets okay. pkg. Avail. Dec. 1. $795.00 incl. water ..................................................$1000.00

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $725

Downtown, large 2 bdrm, grd flr, f,s, coin op laundry, bike shed, patio. Avail. Now (SHM) $750 Near OK Beach & College, top floor walk up, 2 bdrm apt, new paint, carpet & lino. F, S, A/C, balcony, extra storage. Avail. Now & Dec. 1 (A334-3) $795 55+, 2 bdrm apt near downtown, hardwood floors, f, s, a/c balcony, includes heat & cable. Extra storage. Avail. NOW (WT) $800 Grd flr 2 bdrm suite, laminate flrs, f,s, 1 bath, shared laundry, mth to mth rental. Avail. Dec. 1(H743-2) $900 Near OK Beach, 2nd flr walkup, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, balcony, extra storage, gas fp. Avail. Now (A350) $925 Alysen Pl, 4th floor, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl, sec’d parking, incl heat, granite countertops. Avail. Dec. 1 (A427) $950 Downtown, newer 1 bdrm & den condo, 6 appliances, laminate floors, balcony, extra storage. Avail. Now (OT418) $1100 View of Skaha Beach, top flr, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, extra storage, cov’d parking, incl cable. Avail. Dec. 1 (A323) $1500 Alysen Place, 4th flr, 2 bdrm +den, south facing, h.w. flrs, sec’d parking, extra storage. Avail. Now(A406)

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2 bdrm + den in four plex, f,s, d/w, w.d, fp, central air, unfin bsmt, near school. Avail. Now ( H691-1) 3 bdrm, ½ duplex, near Cherry Lane Mall, f,s, d/w one level rancher. Avail. Dec. 1 ( H695) Furnished lakefront 2 bdrm home, 2 bath. Avail. from Now until June 30th. (OT424) 2 bdrm older home with some reno’s, 1 bath, unfinished bsmt, f,s, w.d, close to Pen Hi. Avail. Nov. 1 (H699) 3 bdrm upper duplex, 1 bath, 5appl, laminate flrs, recently updated. Avail. Nov. 15 (H721-2) 3 bdrm reno’d home, uplands location, basement, 2.5 bath, large yard. Avail. Dec. 1 (H552) Freshly painted, new laminate floors, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, double carport, large deck, f,s, d.w, w.d. Located in Skaha Estates. Avail. Now (OT440) 55+, Fairway Village, 2 bdrm rancher, 2 bath, 5 appl, garage, backs onto golf course near Ramada Inn. Avail. Now (OT442) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Furn’d or unfurn’d apt for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need exc ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 1-250-295-1006 for info, lv a message. SUMMERLAND 1 BDRM D/T $660.00/month includes water/sewer/shared laundry NS DD required 1/2 month Avail mid Nov Call 778516-5535 wext 105 to view

Summerland cozy studio unit, 6appl., wall bed, avail. to quiet, reliable, ns tenant, $760 (util incl.), (250)494-7488

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Voting Opportunities General voting day is Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power Street, Penticton, B.C. Register at Time of Voting and ID Requirements If you are not already on the List of Electors, a person may register at time of voting. The person must complete the application form including your date of birth or the last 6 digits of your social insurance number and provide 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity. Picture identification is not necessary. An elector will also be required to make a declaration as follows: x You are 18 years of age or older x You are a Canadian Citizen x You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration x You have been a resident of the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration x You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Mail Ballot Voting Mail ballot voting will be available for those persons who qualify as electors, and have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity or persons who expect to be absent from the City on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. Mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on November 19, 2011. Please contact Elections Penticton for particulars on mail ballot voting. SHUTTLE SERVICE A shuttle service will be provided for those wishing to vote from the bus bench and shelter located on South Main St., north of the Penticton Seniors Drop In Centre (2965 South Main St.) for the upcoming Election to be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The shuttle will leave every hour on the hour commencing at 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. The return trip will leave from the pull out on Power Street just north of the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre every hour on the half hour commencing at 8:30 am until 7:30 pm. For further information or clarification of the above, please contact Elections Penticton at (250)-490-2400. Marjorie Whalen Chief Election Officer


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House 1 level, close to school/shopping/hospital, 3bdrm, 1bath, 5appl, dbl garage, very clean Avail. Dec. 01, $1200/mo+util. 250-493-8881 HOUSE For Rent In Summerland Garnet Valley. On horse ranch property / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms. Quiet area only 8 min. from downtown $850.00 + Ut. Horse lovers would be great. Pets allowed. Call 1250-494 0506 Keremeos area 2bdrm mobile. Rent $550+$150 util, next to orchard. Cell 250-499-0558. Naramata, 3bdrm, 2ba, f/s/dw/w/d, dble carport, $1200, Dennis at Realty Executives, 250-493-4372 nice 2bdrm, 1bath, 6appl., near school, SOEC & DT, $975+util., avail. Dec. 1, ref req., (250)488-7247 Summerland, avail Dec 1, 2 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, c/port, big yard, close to downtown, n/p, n/s. $1000/mo + utils. 1 (250)494-0668

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If money makes the world go around, how would future councillors drum up municipal funds? The Western News surveyed Penticton council candidates about their views on three topics, allowing them to respond in 200 words for each answer to get a sense on their plan for the city in the next three years. The second question posed to candidates was: Municipal development revenues continue to ebb as the building boom subsides. Apart from tourism, what areas do you think council should focus on to maintain or grow city revenue? Below are the candidates’ answers, appearing in alphabetical order. BURGA BLACK — We can’t let our ¿scal position get out of line if we are to expect progress in the next 10 to 20 years. Let’s restrain ourselves from spending what we don’t have. We are in a current situation where our money is going out but none is coming in. This city’s decisions have impacted all our citizens. Change is necessary to produce growth in Penticton. We have been going in the wrong direction. We can’t afford any more luxury condos that are standing empty and unable to contribute to our economy. We can’t close down any more amenities like the waterslides that actually brought in some funds. We tried to reach too many summits all at once. We must be more discriminating in what business we let into Penticton — if they have nothing to offer this community, we don’t want them. All the above are ebbing our building boom. Our most urgent priority is affordable house that local people can build, which provides them with work and a place to live.

JEANNIE CAVALLO — In order to maintain and improve city revenue, we need to further eliminate wasteful spending. An example is the SOEC. The management contract is up soon. We need a better contract or a better partner. In addition, the economic investment zones I spoke of in the last question are vital. They encourage new business development as well as improvements/expansion within the zones. The city bene¿ts long term. POONAN CHAHAL — I am proud to say that we are a community that relies heavily on our tourism sector. However, Penticton has many astonishing attributes. We are proud to have places like the SS Sicamous, Munson Mountain, the SOEC and our newly developed community centre. If we were to increase the use of such facilities by locals, we could increase the revenue in our city. FRANK CONCI — Improving the business climate in Penticton has to be the number one item on council’s to-do list. I have detailed a number of measures from my website (www. frankconci.com) that are vital to producing a strong economy. Freeze taxes and fees for the next six years to provide certainty and encouragement for existing and future businesses. Re-evaluate our relationship with the RDOS and ensure Penticton taxpayers are getting fair value for money. Develop a long-term strategic plan for community assets. Currently the library, the old Memorial Arena and McLaren Park Arena (as examples) get annual Band-Aids but no longterm commitment for planning. Set the stage for growth; ¿x negative perceptions of City Hall and ¿nd land for com-

mercial and industrial expansion. Introduce strategic marketing in Penticton. Let’s market Penticton more as a place to live as opposed to just a place to visit. JASON COX — There is a major crisis in Penticton right now. Development permits in 2011 are down dramatically compared to previous years. As a result, not only are development revenues for the city down, so are construction-related jobs. I was part of the group that originally created the economic investment zone program, which was used by a majority of the developments that have occurred in Penticton this year. I think council should look for ways to expand and enhance this program as a tool for the economic development of¿ce and planning department can use to attract development in the city. Additionally, I would push for City Hall to create more industrial land in order to lower the cost of land based on increased supply and to have more land inventory for the EDO and realtors to market and attract industry. Finally, I think council should look to bring commercial property tax rates down overall in order to make Penticton a more affordable place to do business. A more competitive tax regime encourages new investment, which in turn actually leads to increased tax revenue from the new development as well as increased employment and the spinoff bene¿ts associated with that such as increased housing market activity. DAVID GREENWOOD — I believe we need to focus on attracting and supporting new business, industry and investment in our community, which would in turn increase our tax base and in turn our city revenue.

WES HOPKIN — One mechanism for raising revenue could be instituting a user-fee structure that differentiates between Penticton residents and members of neighbouring communities to address the fact that non-residents pay reduced levels of taxation for those facilities or services. However, a more fundamental economic driver for our community is going to be population growth and we should put a strong focus on attracting new residents. The more people want to live here, the greater demand there will be for housing, and the higher property values will rise to help grow city revenues. The spillover effects of the growth in businesses to help service that new population also helps generate revenue for the city and attracts even more growth. ANDREW JAKUBEIT — We need to put more emphasis on economic development (creating and keeping jobs), which is a lot harder than it seems and is dif¿cult to measure. Everyone has had to relook at how they spend their money which affects the entire community. One avenue overlooked is renewing or reigniting community pride: shopping locally, volunteering for a festival/event/group or giving philanthropically. We need to partner and create more programming with the OK College Centre of Excellence relative to our market. Being a leader in developing businesses that create or market green technologies and sustainable building principles might be a good example of that partnership that will create clean and high-paying jobs.

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ELECTION - Council candidates look at ways to improve city budget LYNN KELSEY — Encourage industry and make sure that there is a fair distribution of taxation. KIRKOSKI RANDY — Attract new businesses to either start up or move their existing business to the city by offering incentives for them. An example could be a graduated tax over a speci¿ed period that

would help with their start-up costs. Work on ¿nding ways to promote Penticton to the private, commercial and association sectors to hold their meetings or conventions here. KONANZ HELENA — Every municipality in North America is grappling with this problem right now. My experience working in cities around the world

will help me to come up with creative ideas and solutions while on council. One avenue for growing revenue is to expand and promote the Centre of Excellence and Okanagan College. This facility has put Penticton on the map not only for its educational opportunities, but also for its green technology. The college growth means more

jobs with higher salaries, and more youth staying in the community, which will help stop the brain drain in Penticton. DAVID KORINETZ — We need long-term, year-round jobs such as light manufacturing or technology jobs. When residents make enough money, they can afford to attend events at the events centre and use

the services at the community centre. We also may need to revisit the prison issue, assuming it ever presents itself again. Penticton will always be a tourist destination and we need to continue promoting that too. GARY LEAMAN — 1. Development of wind, solar and hydro electricity. This is a signi¿cant opportunity for Penticton and our civic-owned electric utility. This needs to be a priority. In addition to being a strong potential revenue source through the sale of surplus power, it will help foster economic growth and household affordability through lower utility costs. 2. Sale of surplus city land. The city has countless bits and pieces of property for which there is no identi¿ed use or long-term strategy. Strategic selling of some properties (not at ¿re sale prices as seen recently), will provide new property tax revenue, help foster development and rid the city of ongoing maintenance costs. 3. Stronger ties with the Okanagans. We share this valley. We need to work more closely with our neighbours to our mutual economic and social bene¿t. GARRY LITKE — Currently, residents of Naramata, West Bench, Kaleden and OK Falls access Penticton’s recreation facilities (pool, arenas, ¿elds). An estimated 20 to 25 per cent of users of Penticton’s facilities come from these areas. While I support the use of recreational facilities to promote healthy and

active lifestyles, it is unreasonable to expect Penticton taxpayers to pay for the initial construction of the facilities as well as the ongoing operating costs while the non-residents do not share that burden but enjoy the facilities. Currently only West Bench pays an annual fee of $20,000 to the city. Penticton could generate more revenue from non-resident recreation users through a two-tiered system. Just like many retail outlets, there could be one price for regular customers and a discount for members (Penticton taxpayers). “Membership” could be validated by something as simple as the Penticton Library Card where this twotiered system already exists. A two-tiered system for the use of recreational facilities would be of economic bene¿t to Penticton and a bene¿t to non-residents, too. As ¿nancial partners in Penticton’s recreational system, non-residents would then be entitled to have their opinions heard in this area.

helped to build a sustainable economy but people did not want it. I tried though. I think there will be opportunities if it is located in the region, so we need to be on top of that to harvest what we can. We still have the main shopping centre, airport, court house and hospital, so we will reap some spin off. We should also work closer with our existing industries to see how we can help them expand in their markets like we recently did with Normar and the property adjacent to the SOEC.

KEVIN NOONAN — Municipal development revenues continue to drop partly because the boom is over and partly because City Hall is setting incentives so high that no moneys will come from new businesses for years. This is known as giving away the farm. Incentives need to be implemented properly. In the end, bringing businesses and jobs to Penticton will bring the city revenues up.

JOHN VASSILAKI — A. A two-tier system for city facilities. One price for residents of Penticton and another higher price for non-residents. B. Sell services to sub-region, for example, inspections, managing water or electrical and engineering services. We have the technology, so why not put it to good use to raise revenue.

MIKE PEARCE — I had thought the new proposed correctional facility would have

JUDY SENTES — City council must do everything possible to nurture and grow economic development. We have created economic zones and implemented incentives but we must be more dedicated in marketing the opportunity of Penticton for business investment. Targeting speci¿c industries compatible to our locale would be my ¿rst priority and, I hope, that of our economic of¿ce.

TERRY YEATMAN — Development of the shoreline areas, i.e. new hotels and restaurants. Building of affordable housing for the under-55 age group.

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All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. †Receive $6,000/$8,500/$8,000/$10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Ranger Super Cab Sport 4X2/2011 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4X4/2011 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4X4 Western Edition/2011 F-350 Crew Cab XLT 4X4 Lariat diesel engine. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ♦Based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. **Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Ranger 4X2 4.0L V6 5-speed Manual transmission: [13.5L/100km (21MPG) City, 9.8L/100km (29MPG) Hwy]/ 2011 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed Automatic transmission: [15L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ††© 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. “SIRIUS”, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. WProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the “Program Period”) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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