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A CHILLING EXPERIENCE — Glory MacIntyre bundles up while out for a walk on one of the coldest days of the winter this week as highs didn’t get above the minus double digits. A gradual warming trend is expected to kick in today, although more snow is predicted for the weekend.

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ACCUSED KILLER BACK BEHIND BARS Kristi Patton Western News Staff

The Penticton man accused of killing his common-law wife is in custody after allegedly violating his bail conditions. According to RCMP, Keith Wiens was arrested on Wednesday around 4 p.m. when police arrived at his residence to conduct a check to ensure he was complying with his bail conditions. “Whoever was supposed to be with him wasn’t with him. Originally his brother was supposed to be residing with him and I think the brother had gone back to Ontario at one point,” said Dellebuur. Brandy Cummings, the daughter of victim

Lynn Kalmring, said he shot and killed Kathe family feels a slight lmring at their home in reprieve after having to the gated community of live in the same comSandbridge, located in munity as the man acthe 3300 block of South cused of her mother’s Street. Whoever was supposed to Main murder. Wiens was released “I don’t have to be with him wasn’t with him. on bail conditions in watch over my shoulder late August after Justice — Sgt. Rick Dellebuur for once,” said CumPeter Rogers found the mings, who lives and man not to be a Àight operates a business in Penticton. “I probably risk or a threat to others. As part of his bail conhad the best sleep I have had in ¿ve months ditions, he was to reside under the care of his and I had a genuine smile across my face.” brother James, who was to move into Wiens’ Wiens, an ex-RCMP of¿cer, worked at the residence in Penticton from Ontario to act as a Summerland RCMP detachment before his re- surety until the eventual trial is complete. Wietirement in 2001. It is alleged that on Aug. 16 ns was also ordered to turn over his passport

to the court, remain in B.C. and report weekly to a bail supervisor. He was not to possess or consume alcohol or drugs, turn over all ¿rearms and not have contact with 14 people — largely the family of the deceased. A deposit of $50,000 was also to be left with the court. Kalmring’s sister Donna Irwin, who lives in the Lower Mainland, said the news of Wiens’ arrest was “liberating.” “I started to cry in my very large of¿ce, jumping up and down, saying this is for you Lynn, it’s just the beginning,” said Irwin, adding her ¿rst phone call was to Cummings. “It was such an emotional release for all of us.” Wiens is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to set a trial date for the murder charge.


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Penticton council has deferred its decision on how to divvy out electricity rate increases until next week. The city held a public input session Wednesday regarding the proposed Fortis increase, capital upgrades and potential rebalancing of rates for user groups in line with offerings around the province. Despite the cold weather, about 20 people showed up at City Hall, and many spoke about the need to consider how much more commercial and industrial users are paying for electricity than in other areas of the province. School District 67 ¿nance director Maureen Maywood explained comparative cost research across B.C. to see how Okanagan-Skaha stacked up against its peers in other districts. “The most signi¿cant inequity we found was in the form of utility costs,” she said. “We also discovered that at the school district consumption levels, the City of Penticton electrical rates were the highest in B.C.” They found that electricity rates in Penticton were 40 per cent higher than those afforded to districts in B.C. Hydro or Fortis B.C. coverage areas, which equates to $300,000 per year.

“For School District 67, this is equivalent to over three teachers for us,” she said. Board chair Ginny Manning said they hope council follows the footsteps of the District of Summerland, which decreased commercial rates on Jan. 9. “I urge you to reduce the commercial electricity rates somewhere on par with the rest of the province,” she said. Brian Bendig of the Penticton Foundry said his electricity bill ranges between $50,000 to $60,000 a month, and it is tough to keep up with American competitors who pay one-¿fth less in utility costs. “City council wants development and industrial. The electrical rates need to be more balanced,” he said. George Little, president of the Penticton Industrial Development Group, thanked the city for considering options that involve a realignment of electricity costs for commercial and industrial users. “We are constantly looking at ways of saving energy. When you get bills that are $15,000 to $20,000 a month, the boss wants to know where that money’s going to,” he said. Little explained that energy ef¿ciencies like a new light bulb doesn’t have a big impact on larger plants. Practices like shutting off the lights at night aren’t necessarily a cost savings as well, when you factor in

rami¿cations that could include increased metal theft. “If we turn off the lights then the crooks go wild up there,” he said. “I know it’s a little bit harder on folks who live here, but every way I look at this, it’s only going to save jobs.” Longtime resident Sydney Boultbee said council has to consider the impact on homeowners, because the proposed increases “are going to drive me out of my family home.” “My home is all electric. I ¿nd the increase quite heavy,” she said, noting that using electrical funds to cover operating budgets is a way of shifting the ¿nancial burden. “Some of the increases become a tax.” Coun. Garry Litke acknowledged her concerns, noting it would become more of a “user-pay system.” Capital upgrades, he added, have to be completed otherwise “the system would begin to deteriorate.” Mayor Dan Ashton told Boultbee that the city is still appealing Fortis’ rate increase with the B.C. Utility Commission. Councillors Wes Hopkin, Helena Konanz and Judy Sentes were absent Wednesday. Coun. Andrew Jakubeit moved that, in light of the decision to be made, the vote be deferred to allow the full council to debate the matter. The motion passed, and the proposed increases and rate rebalancing will be slated for Monday’s regular meeting.

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Kits make mark on child protection Kristi Patton

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The Penticton community policing of¿ce and auxiliary police members are offering free child identi¿cation kits to parents this weekend. “It’s something nobody ever wants to have to dig out, but if your child ever does go missing, it can help bring closure to the case,” said Jim Porteous, Penticton safety co-ordinator. “It is a record that the parent can have available so that if their child should go missing, it can be a starting point for police to start tracking them.” From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Cherry Lane shopping centre, volunteers and auxiliary police members will be taking children’s ¿ngerprints to give to the parents to keep as part of a child identi¿cation kit. Porteous advises parents should take the prints, along with a small sample of their child’s hair and an updated photo, and put them in safe spot. The event will also serve to bring awareness to their volunteer-based Citizens on Patrol, speed watch and operation lockout auto crime programs. Porteous said in the past year Citizens on Patrol have increased their patrol hours in Penticton by about 20 per cent. “It just has been a fantastic group of people and the things they are

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JIM PORTEOUS, safety co-ordinator for Penticton Community Policing, takes a hand print of one-year-old Julie held by mom Chantel. The service will be available Saturday at Cherry Lane shopping centre as part of a child identification kit.

¿nding are phenomenal,” said Porteous. “This includes businesses that have gates that are insecure, suspi-

cious people at schools and parks, vandalism and more that they report to the RCMP. They have been very,

very valuable to the community.” Porteous said as part of the community policing service, businesses

can contact him and arrange a time if they feel they should be doing more to secure their buildings and property. A walk through can be done for a proper security check where he can provide recommendations. “We ¿nd a lot of insecure premises where the Citizens on Patrol have actually gone and locked a gate that may have been forgotten by the last employee there. Who knows what the volunteers have possibly stopped in the way of vandalism or theft over the years,” said Porteous. Volunteers for Citizens on Patrol are subsidized for fuel and their equipment has been bought and paid for through community donations. To become a volunteer you must ¿ll out an application form, get a criminal record check and perform a couple of ride-alongs with the Citizens on Patrol supervisor. Members patrol the hotspots in the city known for vandalism, especially the schools, have tipped RCMP to drunk drivers, located stolen vehicles and even have helped catch wanted fugitives. The job of a volunteer is to observe and report, they never get close because their mandate is to always be safety conscious. They are not equipped to arrest anyone. Those interested in learning more about Citizens on Patrol or having a security check done on their business can contact Porteous at 250-490-2373.

Budget provides reprieve for Penticton taxpayers Simone Blais Western News Staff

The budget deed is done, and there will be no more damage to taxpayers than last year. Penticton council unanimously agreed to close deliberations on Tuesday after whittling down the de¿cit to a net zero change in the budget from 2011. Mayor Dan Ashton said the outcome sets Penticton apart from other municipalities in B.C. “Minus 0.5 last year and zero this year. That’s unprecedented in the province,” he said, adding that “We keep working on our ef¿ciencies, our productivity and effectiveness at delivering services. Staff is a huge part of this.” Ashton credited zero-based budgeting — requiring each manager to start at zero and justify each expenditure’s value before addition — and a collaborative review that involved more than 40 staff from all departments. After whittling down the $2.1 million de¿cit to nothing, the 2012 budget was completed ahead of schedule. “It’s earlier than ever before.

It allows us to get on with a lot of things in the spring before the city ¿lls up with visitors,” Ashton said. Chief ¿nance of¿cer Doug Leahy said he was able to breathe a sigh of relief on Wednesday after three intensive days of discussions that covered every single city department, its services and capital plans. “It’s the ¿rst year we’ve done this format. It’s quite a drastic change, and it’s already given us some ideas for 2013. There was a lot of material to digest, and hopefully it was informative,” he said. Three tweaks to the capital budget helped trim spending, which included reducing the allowed amount for the proposed deer cull by half to $10,000. Staff reports had indicated the cost to have a contractor cull one deer is approximately $150. The remaining budget would mean at most 66 deer could be culled, but Ashton explained it was a dif¿cult item to budget because the city still needs to examine the ungulate population and a host of other factors. “It’s all subject to a count. It’s all subject to

approval from the province,” he said. “There’s all sorts of extenuating circumstances. We know it’s an issue. We want to deal with the issue and deal with it in a humane fashion.” Street light pole inspections will also be scaled back to $15,000 from $75,000, and $25,000 upgrades to the coaches and locker room at the South Okanagan Events Centre have been deferred pending additional information from Global Spectrum. On the operations side, the recreation department will have to come up with an additional $70,000 in revenue from anticipated increases to user fees. Council also decided to unanimously cover any remaining shortfall with the $800,000 surplus from 2011, topped up with a portion of $400,000 from the interest stabilization reserve fund. Budget deliberations Tuesday afternoon had to involve council returning to the issue of providing grants to groups seeking ¿nancial support in the community. Seven new civic grant requests were made by a various groups in the community, but only one

received approval — the South Okanagan Health Fair received its one-time request of $6,000 for the ¿rst phase of establishing itself as a year-long program. The remaining applications, as well as requests for increases to grants already provided, were denied. Coun. John Vassilaki said he had been angry they couldn’t make allowances to accommodate the additional requests, particularly for groups servicing seniors and children. “It really, really upset me that they choose one or another. I’d like to see everything fair for everyone,” Vassilaki said. Ashton said a review will take place for the policy. “Council is fully aware of the incredible work and services provided,” he said, adding they are trying to come up with ways to be as equitable as possible. Three readings of the budget bylaw must be passed, which are scheduled to be heard before ¿nal adoption which is tentatively set for the ¿rst council meeting in February.

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likely that an earthquake of magnitude less than ¿ve could cause any damage.” However, it did raise quite a few eyebrows from residents nearby. Okanagan Falls Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Haddow said ¿re dispatch sent them a message to respond to an explosion on Oliver Ranch Road and Highway 97 shortly after the tremor. “No. That was the earthquake we had. People were phoning in that it was an explosion, but it was the earthquake. We had a number of calls and contacted dispatch about it,” said Haddow. The ¿re chief said he heard a loud noise and felt his house shake

a little bit, and his ¿rst thought was something had hit the house. Some jumped to the social media application Twitter to ¿nd out what was happening. Some people stated they heard a rumble then felt the house shake. Others heard their pots clanging or had pictures knocked over in homes as far away as Penticton. Natural Resources Canada said, on average, the Geological Survey of Canada records and locates over 4,000 earthquakes in Canada each year. This works out to about 11 per day. Of the 4,000, only about 50 (one per week) are generally felt. B.C. is listed as the most likely province in Canada to experience an earthquake.

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This year’s Dreamlift Day at Wendy’s Restaurants is going to be a little more special, as Wendy Thomas, the little redheaded girl the chain was named for, pays her ¿rst visit to the B.C. Interior. “The plan is to get Wendy to every restaurant in the southern interior over a two-day period,” said John Tietzen, the Wendy’s franchise owner who, 18 years ago, started Dreamlift Day. But Thomas, whose face graces the chain’s logo and signs, said she’s grown up just a bit since the 1960s, when Dave Thomas opened his ¿rst restaurant. “That was me when I was eight years old, when my Dad took the picture. I am just a few years older, and a few more wrinkles, but yes, that’s me with pigtails. But I don’t have buckteeth anymore,” joked Thomas, who is expected to be at the Penticton location Wednesday morning, weather permitting. Money collected through the fundraiser is used to take children from the area on a one-day Disneyland adventure. Over the years, they have collected almost $1 million from the event and Tietzen expects they will pass that mark on Jan. 25. Thomas said she is looking forward to the event, adding that it’s like coming full circle; her dad was there at the beginning,

helping kick off the event. “Dad came in 1995 when John ¿rst started with his whole Dreamlift idea,” Thomas said. She had been talking with Wendy Thomas Tietzen about the possibility of a visit for a couple of years, and decided to come now to help mark a milestone for Dreamlift. “I think my timing is great, because to raise a million dollars is pretty exciting,” said Thomas “Especially for all these children to have all their dreams come true.” “In 1995, Dave Thomas did the ¿rst public service announcement for us and that kind of gave us a lift. If you remember, we only raised $10,000 the ¿rst year,” said Tietzen. “Her dad helped start this and now that we have achieved this large milestone, she is coming here to honour it.” Thomas said she is eager to meet the Wendy’s management and staff who are giving up their daily wages to help out. Giving back to the community, she said, was a keystone of her father’s philosophy. “It was a valuable lesson that my father taught me, for the Wendy’s family, is that we have to give back. It’s part of our responsibility,” said Thomas. “I just can’t wait to see how this all works. And to meet all these employees and the management team and all the volunteers that work for this.”

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City’s parking plans drive improvements

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enticton has found a way to come up with more money and park it into areas of the city that need it the most. Council directed staff this week to begin consultations and development of an updated parking strategy that would broaden pay-parking zones monitored with a new digital meter system that will offer Penticton greater capacity to generate revenue. The initial outlay of capital funds is minimal — in the hundreds of thousands — which will likely be recovered in ¿ve years’ time, if not sooner. Once that milestone is achieved, the city is looking at having an expanded revenue source that could draw millions of dollars each year. Those funds will go into separate reserve accounts destined for three of the city’s most long-anticipated projects: Downtown Penticton, Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake revitalization plans. There’s been a lot of talk of focusing on these areas, but no concrete plan to fund their revitalization. But this setup has the ability to create a selfful¿lling prophecy: as revenues trickle in, more investments can be made to a given area. Resulting improvements will then draw more visitors, who will park and subsequently generate even more cash Àow. Details will have to be ironed out like pricing, location and enforcement. Stakeholders like the Downtown Penticton Association will have plenty of feedback and information on the success of past practices and what loopholes in the current parking system need to be closed. It’s a long-term investment, and all stakeholders should give as much input and ideas into the plan as possible. There will also likely be a group of individuals who grumble about feeding a meter. But the choice is clear: pay more to park your car or pay more in taxes. Penticton residents have been clear about which direction they want to see city taxes go, and it’s not up. Residents and businesses should park their support behind this plan, because a user-pay system is the most equitable way of revitalizing key parts of the city.

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Defence budgets and cavemen If you’re not allowed to enslave people any more, or even loot their resources, then what is the point of being a traditional great power? The United States kept an army of over 100,000 soldiers in Iraq for eight years, at a cost that will probably end up around a trillion dollars. Yet it didn’t enslave a single Iraqi (though it killed quite a lot), and throughout the occupation it paid full market price for Iraqi oil. So what American purpose did the entire enterprise serve? Oh, silly me. I forgot. It was about “security”. And here it comes again, on an even bigger scale. Earlier this month, at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama unveiled America’s new “defence strategy.” But it wasn’t actually about stopping anybody from invading the United States. That cannot happen. It was about reshaping the U.S. military in a way that “preserves American global leadership, maintains our military superiority,” as Obama put it. Curiously, President Obama was not wearing animal skins and wielding a stone ax when he made this announcement, although his logic came straight out of the Stone Age. Back when land was the only thing of value, it made sense to go heavily armed, be-

Gwynne Dyer

Dyer Straits cause somebody else might try to take it away from you. It doesn’t make sense any more. China is not getting rich by sending armies to conquer other Asian countries. It’s getting rich by selling them (and the United States) goods and services that it can produce cheaply at home, and buying things that are made more cheaply elsewhere. It hasn’t actually made economic sense to conquer other countries for at least a century now — but old attitudes die hard. If you analyze Obama’s rhetoric, he’s clearly torn between the old thinking and the new. The new U.S. strategy is all about China, but is it about China as an emerging trade partner (and rival), or is it about China as the emerging military superpower that threatens the

United States just by being strong? A bit of both, actually. “Our two countries have a strong stake in peace and stability in East Asia and an interest in building a co-operative bilateral relationship,” said Obama. “But the growth of China’s military power must be accompanied by a greater clarity of its strategic intentions in order to avoid causing friction in the region.” Would it help if China were to promise that it has no intention of attacking anybody? Of course not; it already does that. “Clarity about its strategic intentions” is code for not developing military capabilities that could challenge the very large U.S. military presence in Asia. After all, the Pentagon implicitly argues, everybody knows that the U.S. forces are there solely for defence and deterrence and would never be used aggressively. Well, actually, the Chinese do not know that. They see the U.S. maintaining close military ties with practically all the countries on China’s eastern and southern frontiers, from Japan and South Korea to Thailand and India. They see the U.S. 7th Fleet operating right off the Chinese coast on a regular basis. And they do not say to themselves: “That’s OK. The Americans are just deterring us.” For the ¿rst time in history, no

great power is planning to attack any other great power. War between great powers became economic nonsense more than a century ago, and sheer suicide after the invention of nuclear weapons. Yet the military establishments in every major power still have a powerful hold on the popular imagination. The armed forces are the biggest single vested interest in the United States, and indeed in most other countries. To keep their budgets large, the generals must frighten the tax-paying public with plausible threats even if they don’t really exist. The Pentagon will accept some cuts in army and Marine Corps manpower, and even a hundred billion dollars or so off the defence budget for a while, but it will defend its core interests to the death. Obama goes along with this because it would be political suicide not to. Beijing has its own powerful military lobby, which regularly stresses the American “military threat,” and the Chinese regime goes along with that, too. We left the caves some time ago, but in our imaginations and our fears we still live there. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Public safety is on the line As a former dispatcher with the Regional Dispatch Centre in Penticton, I read your articles with great interest. I also found it interesting that another article appeared on Page 9 reporting that the regional district was waiting for a second part to their study to be prepared by Planetworks regarding the infrastructure that delivers the service. They were now going to look into that and pass that cost along to the ¿re departments and ultimately, the taxpayer. Is that a surprise? No. Sign me up for my new and improved delivery service, and then surprise — you have to pay for all the upgrades to get it to your department. And will the taxpayer ever know the real costs? No, that will be buried in the books, especially those services that the city has contracted out that we did for free. Would you not make sure that you had your infrastructure in place before you allowed your delivery system to be compromised? And that it actually worked? If you were going to have a new fandangle system delivered to your house, would you not have to have the proper up-to-date lines installed ¿rst? Was this not putting the cart before the horse? I hate to say I told you so (actually I’ve been waiting to say that), but you have now put ¿re¿ghters and the general public in harm’s way. This is a huge safety issue. And something this important should be working properly — right out of the gate. Yes, you can expect some small glitches, but this was taken over on Dec. 7 and these problems should have been addressed in the ¿rst week. Yes, the dispatchers in Penticton worked for years

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Well it didn’t take long after Mayor Ashton’s re-election to jump back on the deer cull bandwagon. What I ¿nd funny is that the cull is going to cost $150 per deer at taxpayers’ expense. In other words, us taxpayers that are against the deer cull will also be paying for it. Gary Litke said, “People running around with guns, as quali¿ed as it may be, is a recipe for trouble.” I think it’s the other way around. City council running around with taxpayers money is a recipe for trouble. Cranbrook has a higher deer population than Penticton, way higher, and they expect us to believe they solved their deer problem by culling only 25 deer? I hope they got the right 25 deer that were causing the problems there. I respect those people’s opinions that are against hunting and I have respect for those citizens that are for the deer cull, but they make it sound like it’s going to be a piece of cake to solve the problem. Every story I have seen on the news or read in the paper where a deer has attacked someone’s dog or other pet has always been based on the same thing. It’s a mother deer protecting its fawn from what it thinks is danger or senses as danger. Even us as parents have those instincts. I remember a program they used to have

with old and sometimes no technology. That was through no fault of our own. The politicians didn’t want to spend the money. When you are behind the scenes, not right in their faces, it’s easy to sweep it aside. But let me tell you, it’s better to have dispatchers working for you that know where you live and which department responds; that use their brains and use technology as a backup tool and not have a computer telling you where to go. This results in time delays in response, and if you have a scanner, you will have heard this over and over in the past ¿ve weeks. Departments in the south being dispatched to calls north of Kelowna with trucks assigned to the call from a different department. They keep saying that they have the technology to get the departments to the call in the form of a ‘rip and run’, but that piece of paper has to have the correct information ¿rst. Unreadable communications with departments relying on a rip and run that may or may not have correct information — totally unacceptable. Do you think this service moved to Kelowna because it was a great deal? No. It moved as a result of contract negotiations between the city and the local IAFF. Plus the fact that the city was not willing to pay their fair share of the cost. Those doing the job in Kelowna are paid the same salary as those that did the job in Penticton. The city has played chicken with ¿ve local dispatch positions and, ultimately, your safety. And you are now getting what you paid for. I told you so. Dawne Young Penticton

years ago where you could hunt for a person in need. You picked up the papers from the Ministry of Environment and ¿lled out the hunter section with our hunter numbers. You then handed those papers to the person in need whose social worker at the Human Resources of¿ce would complete the rest. We then mailed those papers off and we would get a permit to take one deer in a certain area for two weeks in February. Once the animal had been harvested, the whole animal got delivered to the person that you were hunting for and they could do whatever they pleased with it, whether keep it for themselves or share it with whoever. Keep in mind that not every applicant received a permit to do this so there was no fear of overkill and depleting the deer population in any one area. The best part about it was it didn’t cost the taxpayers a dime, as us hunters were donating our time to help someone in need. They could run this program again and focus it on the areas that have the highest problems with deer. In my honest opinion, I think what they have planned for the cull is not going to have the results they think it will, but I wish them luck just the same and to prove me wrong. Gary Murray Penticton

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Those sleazy attack ads appearing on my TV aimed at NDP leader Adrian Dix can never erase my memory of the sale of our B.C. Rail line overloaded with Liberal deceit, lies and a missing caboose full of underhanded lies, booze and corruption. Adrian be nimble, Adrian be quick, when going under the slimy Liberal limbo stick. It’s high time the B.C. Liberals pricked each other in the arm to determine who is the biggest one of all. I am a fan of neither party but lean away from proven political sleaze bags who are the pot that dared call the kettle black.

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Despite the recent arrival of snow and very cold winter conditions, students in the Okanagan Skaha School District aren’t likely to get any time off. While some of their counterparts in the Fraser Valley have been enjoying snow day school closures, student life is proceeding as normal in the Okanagan.

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The Enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;owkin Centre is once again playing host to a series of readings from well-known First Nations authors. The 2011-12 Literary Reading Series, which began in October with a reading by Okanagan childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author Margaret Manuel, continues this month with a reading by Ruby Slipperjack, an Ojibwe writer and painter. Slipperjack will be reading from Weesquachak, her 2000 novel, published by Theytus Books, which makes its home at the Enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;owkin Centre. Weesquachak is described as being alive with a mixture of irresistible characters and real emotions, a testament to the saving graces of community, of family, of tradition. Other published works include Honour the Sun (1987), Silent Words (1992), Little Voice (2001) and Dog Tracks (2008).

RUBY SLIPPERJACK will be reading from Weesquachak at the Enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;owkin Centre on Jan. 27.

A member of the Eabametoong First Nation, Slipperjack was born and raised on her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trap line at Whitewater Lake, Ont., where she grew up with traditional stories and crafts. Later,

she attended Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie and high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. before earning her BA and B.Ed from Lakehead University in 1989, where she now

is a professor in the department of indigenous learning. But it was while attending school in the remote community that Slipperjack began writing. Her biography describes her writing â&#x20AC;&#x153;little stories on any paper she could get her hands on, using pencils borrowed from the school.â&#x20AC;? Already an accomplished painter, the publication of her Âżrst novel, Honour the Sun, won her recognition as a gifted and skilled writer. Slipperjackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reading and book signing session starts at noon on Jan. 27 with a welcome address by Gerry William from the Enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;owkin creative writing department. There are two more readings scheduled for the reading series. On March 1, Enâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;owkin hosts Beth Cuthand, author of Voices in the Waterfall.And later that month, on March 13, artist Chris Bose will be visiting to discuss and read from his book of poems, Stone the Crow.

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The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra continues in their series of festive performances with a concert to welcome the New Year. Fireworks! opens with a musical description of a ¿reworks display by Canadian composer Gary Kulesha and is followed by Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, the “Farewell” concert, which features orchestra members bowing out, leaving the stage one by one during the ¿nal movement. They do return, however, for J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, which features the warm tones of the lower-register

string instruments and end the celebratory evening with a rendition of the Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Handel. The OSO is joined by the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan under the direction of Imant Raminsh and the Night Owl Orchestra, directed by Sheila French. The symphony will perform in Cleland Theatre on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Penticton and Wine Country Information Centre, 553 Railway St. For more informations, visit the Okanagan Symphony website at www. okanagansymphony.com.

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Thanks to sponsorship from the local business community, all the ticket sales from a Christmas concert were able to bene¿t the needy. The recent Tom Jackson concert, T’was in the Moon of Wintertime, which took place in December, did more than please the ears of the 250 audience members. While they got to listen to many familiar and new renditions of Christmas favourites, the $6,150 collected in ticket sales was shared among three charitable organizations: the Penticton Salvation Army Food Bank, the Soupateria and the Christmas and Winter Relief Association, a non-pro¿t association founded in 1988 by Tom Jackson with a mandate to raise money for community service and charitable organizations.

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events Jan. 20 — Opening reception at 7 p.m. in the Penticton Art Gallery for two exhibitions, Glenn Clark: First Person Narrative and Caroline Anders: Chelmsford, with both artists in attendance. On Jan. 21, Clark will be giving an artist’s talk at 2 p.m., immediately following Anders’ talk at 1 p.m. Both shows will continue through March 18. Jan. 20 — The Summerland Art Gallery presents Storybook Landscapes, an installation with a Celtic theme by Stephen Prouse and Towards the Light, landscape oil paintings by Margaret Munn. Show continues until March 3. Jan. 20, 21 — Soundstage Productions presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita at 7 p.m. in the Lakeside Resort. Tickets are available at the Lakeside Resort. For more information call 250-493-8221 or visit pentictonlakesideresort.com.

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One of the reasons I haven’t read more e-books is that my e-reader, the Kindle, is one of the few that isn’t supported by the B.C. library e-reader system. I also haven’t really liked the fact that my ¿rst edition Kindle isn’t touch screen. Now that I have an iPad2, reading e-books promises to be a better experience. But I still worry about keeping clutter out of my house. With each technological advancement, my shelves

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said, has been a long time in coming. “We are really looking forward to getting this done,” he said. “Most ¿re departments in the province that operate like we do, as a composite ¿re department, have master plans in place. It talks about how they respond to things, what they respond to, what else they should respond to, what shouldn’t they respond to. They look at response times, ¿re hall location. “They come in and tell you how you’re doing and provide recommendations

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MARIO LUCIA (22) and the Penticton Vees are hoping 2,400 fans come out to watch their game Friday against the Westside Warriors, which they hope will be their 24th straight win. The Vees earned their 22nd straight win against the Langley Rivermen last week. On Sunday, the Vees will host the Prince George Spruce Kings at 2 p.m. then skate with fans after the game.

Captain eager to lead team to provincials Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Bryanne Francisco brings a lot to the Pen High Lakers senior girls basketball team. Lakers coach Lesley Lacroix said her captain possesses great ball handling skills, sees the whole floor and knows how to encourage her younger teammates if they are out of place. “She’s like a quarterback for us,” said Lacroix. A quality that Francisco possesses and Lacroix loves, is her attitude. “She’s the most positive athlete I think I’ve ever coached. Never down. If she screws up she gets back, she makes up for it on defence.” Francisco returned to action from a broken bone in her hand to help the Lakers earn an easy 63-30 home win against the Rutland Voodoo on Tuesday. Lacroix said that Francisco had a strong game scoring eight points and adding five assists. Missing the start of the season was tough, but Francisco was happy for the when the injury happened as she recovered in time to still make an impact. Admittingly, it was stressful watching, but she said she was also

able to learn from the sidelines. Francisco likes the makeup of their team. She feels they are faster and that they are taking advantage of their speed. With the ability to go on fast breaks they can apply pressure on teams. “Hopefully getting a lot of turnovers that way,” said Francisco. “I’m excited to use our speed.” What will be driving Francisco is to qualify for valleys and make some noise so they can compete in provincials. She badly wants to go to provincials and believes in the team. On a personal side, Lacroix would like to see Francisco improve is her defence and being quicker on her feet. There is always room for improvement offensively to be a bigger threat. “Not just the assist, the general that is always passing,” said Lacroix. “Working on her three point shot and her drives to the hoop. A little more selfishness wouldn’t hurt.” Francisco wants to be a better team player and work on her shot. Last season she was hitting three-point shots consistently and wants to continue being a long distance threat.

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Apex ski coach proud of results Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Results were so positive for the Apex Ski Club at Sun Peaks, it prompted coach Jorgen Anderson to send emails to his skiers. “They did exceptionally well,” said Anderson, who wanted them to know that with added encouragement. A highlight for the team was K2 racer Meg Cumming, who won all three of her races and has won all five this season. “Meg was the toast of the race, even beat some boys,” said Anderson. “She skied the lights out, untouchable.” In the K1 category, Mini Gentes finished 18th and 19th, followed by Molly Wells in 20th and 21st position, and Hillary Davies coming in 22nd and 27th. Grace Grant was in 24th on race two. For the K1 boys, Jesse Howden placed fourth and seventh, while Aaron Leaman was 23rd and 24th. In K2, Elsa Knutson, finished sixth and 11th, followed by Belle Grant in 13th and 12th. Ella Pasin placed 16th and 14th. For K1 boys, Jesse Howden finished fourth and seventh, while Aaron Leaman was 23rd and 24th. In the K2 category, Reece Howden finished sixth in each of his races, while Keefer Wells was eighth and ninth. John Samuel DeLaMothe came in at 19th and 22nd. Other skiers also earning podium finishes were under-16 skiers Caroline Rahkola finishing third in her races, and Bryce Byrnes winning both of his on Saturday. On Sunday, in freezing cold temperatures, K1girls Gentes finished 14th followed by Wells in 17th, Grant 21st and Davies 24th. K2 girls results with Cumming placing first, Grant seventh, Knutson eighth and Pasin 10th. Howden and Leaman in K1 boys placed fourth and 30th, respectively. In K2 boys, Reece Howden was fourth, Wells fifth and DeLaMothe was 13th. Anderson was pleased that two of his K2 girls placed in the top 10. Three of the girls in that category are in their first year. On the boys side, Anderson said that Reece Howden was “awesome” as the 13-year-old competed against boys up to two years his senior. ASC members now understand what grand slaloms are like getting their first competitions under their belt. While the event was used for seeding for K2 provincials, which Apex Mountain is hosting for under-16 skiers from Feb. 9 to 12, it was also a qualifier for the B.C. Winter Games. Jesse Howden is the lone Apex member competing.

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The global economic downturn has had signi¿cant repercussions on the local business community according to the Penticton economic development services, but all the news isn’t grim. “With that said, there is still some pretty positive things that are happening in Penticton,” said David Arsenault, Penticton economic development of¿cer. “There are major projects such as the theatre, hockey school and probably two or three more that are just at the verge of making an announcement. Again, if one starts, others start to take notice.” Arsenault said economic investment zones, introduced in 2009, helped jumpstart those projects and the program is now bearing some fruit. The strategy reduces or eliminates taxes and permit fees for new construction or renovations within ¿ve key growth areas of the city including downtown, industrial, waterfront, tourism, sport and culture and commercial/industrial. Several businesses that made contact with Arsenault and economic development services in 2009 saw their vision come to life in 2010, including Landmark Cinemas, Value Village and the Okanagan Hockey School. “There has been a renewed interest especially in the downtown core. Just the properties adjacent to the theatre have been generating interest from developers wanting to know who owns what. They see that as an anchor drawing people downtown and hopefully it makes the downtown core a lot more vibrant,” said Arsenault. “I think the Downtown Penticton Association also does a great job in marketing downtown with festivals and events. We still have some way to go with revitalization and what I would love to see is something like Kitsilano where there is a draw to the community with more residential development. It would make a lot more sense for businesses who want to be downtown for them to thrive, survive and employ people.” Attracting new business to any city is tough, said Arsenault, but having economic investment zones in place give Penticton a

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Penticton economic development officer David Arsenault (right) said there is renewed interest for developers in Penticton thanks to projects like Landmark Cinemas’ new theatre.

competitive advantage. While it can take over two years for general development to take place, from concept to reality, Arsenault said he is “con¿dent” that the 2012 ¿scal year will see a number of new commercial developments. Even with an unstable worldwide economy, the manufacturing sector in Penticton has managed to show signi¿cant growth. According to the Penticton economic development services, 29 per cent of Penticton’s employment is based in the manufacturing and innovation sector and it is the No.1 revenue-generating industry in the city with over $367 million. That total is the largest out of construction, professional, scienti¿c, technical services, agricultural, forestry, mining and oil industries for the city. Arsenault said one of the keys they hope to work on in 2012 is getting the message out that Penticton is not only a great place to live, but also do business by tapping into post-secondary institutions such as Okanagan College, NAIT, SAIT, BCIT and high school trade programs. “Trades bring young people to our community and that is what we need to drive business and get

a better return on investment. The other thought behind that is, if our business community is thriving and successful, other businesses take note from abroad,” said Arsenault, adding that there are several companies in Penticton’s industrial park that are expanding or on the verge of expanding and looking to hire tradespeople such as Slimline Manufacturing Ltd., Structurlam and McCoy Trailers. While battling one of the worst recessions, most Penticton businesses have made major adjustments in their operations. This has meant retooling, downsizing, seeking new markets for goods and services and reinventing business goals. In August, Slimline, the Penticton Foundry and Penticton Fabricating banded together as the Sustainability for the Okanagan Consortium to collaborate and share best practices. “We have some really bright minds here that are really entrepreneurial and they are thinking way outside the box. We have products being shipped to Indonesia, China, Australia, U.K., United States and working on some local companies getting into the Brazil market,” said Arsenault.

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annuitants receive enhanced after-tax income compared to other ¿xedincome investments such as GICs. The income generated from the annuity then pays for the other component of the insured annuity, the life insurance policy. The life insurance guarantees that your bene¿ciaries receive an amount equal to the original annuity investment. This means that you don’t have to worry about an annuity purchase eroding the size of your estate because your bene¿ciaries will receive the value of your estate through insurance proceeds. Retirees choose insured annuities for four main reasons: a) they receive a greater after-tax income; b) an annuity

may make the retiree eligible for increased government bene¿ts; c) an annuity guarantees a lifetime income; d) an insured annuity leaves the retiree’s estate intact. The income from insured annuities combine principal and interest payments, allowing annuitants to maximize their retirement income. This income is then spread equally over the life of the annuity, thus reducing taxes. Because annuitants enjoy reduced taxable income, retirees may also increase their government bene¿ts, such as Old Age Security, Age Tax Credits, etc. Another feature retirees appreciate about insured annuities is that the annuity income can be eligible for the $2,000 pension income tax credit. Talk to your tax professional for details. An insured annuity may not be the answer for everyone. Ideally, this ¿xed-income investment is suited for individuals or couples who: are insurable and between the ages of 65 to 85; are dissatis¿ed

with current low interest rates; want to minimize investment risk while maximizing after-tax retirement income; seek to maximize government bene¿ts and lower taxes; desire a guaranteed income for life; and want to leave a tax-free gift to their heirs. Remember, an annuity is simply one solution to ful¿ll your estate planning needs. Your advisor can work with you to create a custom solution, and annuities can be a part of that plan.

Judy Poole is a financial advisor with Raymond James, and has spent the last 39 years involved in the financial industry. You can reach her at judy. poole@raymondjames. ca or see her website at www.raymondjames.ca/judypoole. This article is provided as a general source of information and should not be considered personal investment advice. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of Raymond James Ltd.

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JAMES LAWRENCE Born on March 18, 1953, died on January 14 at Hospice House in Kelowna after a long illness with cancer. He was born and raised in Vancouver where he began his landscaping career and then moved to the Okanagan to help run Kaleden Nurseries and Roots and Fruits Garden Centre. Next he travelled for several years working and living in a number of cities and eventually returned to Kaleden and Okanagan Falls. He will be dearly remembered by his family and a diverse community of friends who appreciated his great sense of humour, his creativity, enthusiasm, and need to always â&#x20AC;&#x153;push that envelope a little furtherâ&#x20AC;?! A Celebration of Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be conducted on August 11, 2012 in Kaleden. Donations in his memory may be made to Crossroads Kelowna Treatment Center. Thank you to the caring staff at Crossroads and Hospice House for their support during his illness and passing. May he be at peace! Condolences may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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ERIC KARL Of Penticton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15th, at the age of 41with his wife Veronika by his side. Eric will be lovingly remembered by Veronika; their children, Katie, Alicia, Olivia and Alex; parents, Karl & Thea; sisters, Ellen (Chris), Rita, Linda (Stuart); twin sister, Erika; niece, Krista; nephew, Michael; in-laws Marie (Gord), Kat (Nathan), George (Crystal, Jeff and Arthur) and all of his friends and relatives around the world . Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique sense of humour will be missed by allâ&#x20AC;Śbut especially by his â&#x20AC;&#x153;brothersâ&#x20AC;? Paul, Cory, John, Duncan, Jake and Dave. Eric was a wonderful husband and a truly devoted father - his children were his pride, his joy, his life. He was an exceptional son who developed his gift of patience at an early age thanks to growing up with his 4 sisters. Eric was a fantastic brother whose memory we will always cherish - he was the best of us all. Ericâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gentle kindness and willingness to go above and beyond made him a much loved and valued colleague at Penticton Regional Hospital and Chestnut Place, and a friend to everyone lucky enough to have known him. We will â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;&#x153;See you later, Chumâ&#x20AC;?. Thank you to everyone at Penticton Regional Hospital for providing such excellent care. A Service to Celebrate his Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday the 21st of January, 2012, at Everden Rust Funeral Services (1130 Carmi Ave., Penticton). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eric Schrankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Education Trustâ&#x20AC;? through any Valley First Credit Union. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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GENERAL MANAGER, O’KEEFE RANCH Historic O’Keefe Ranch, founded in 1867, was once one of the largest cattle ranches in BC. Today, the designated heritage site has become a popular Okanagan tourist attraction renowned for ranching heritage and a unique collection of period building and artifacts. The General Manager is responsible for managing the financial and operational affairs for the Ranch. This position will oversee capital projects, infrastructure maintenance, and staff management including responsibility for: the operations budget; all services and activities of the Ranch; and the hiring and training of staff. The ideal candidate will have skills in business and financial management as well as experience applying for grant applications and working with volunteers and local governments. Please submit your resume, quoting ‘Comp# 1-OKR-12’ in the subject line to: c/o Human Resources, City of Vernon, by January 30, 2012, using one of the following methods: email: hr@vernon.ca (in MSWord or PDF) or fax: (250) 550-3532.

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TRAIN TO BE A EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR IN PENTICTON TODAY! Early Childhood Educators develop daily activities for children. They lead children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials & taking the children to local points of interest. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career Àeld.

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Farm Workers

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DIRTY Laundry Vineyard in Summerland, BC is seeking Farm labourers, to work in vineyard. Duties include but are not limited to planting, cultivating, irrigating and harvesting crops. Seasonal, Full Time, Day. Must be able to do repetitive tasks, work is physically demanding, must be able to distinquish between colors, stand for extended periods, bending, crouching and kneeling. Must be able to work with others and take direction. Wage is $9.50 per hour, 4 vacancies available. Please email your resume to info@dirtylaundry.ca or mail to Dirty Laundry Vineyard, 7311 Fiske St., Summerland BC V0H1Z2 or fax to 250-494-8850.

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ORCHARD workers needed, $9.56/hour, Sandhu Fruit Farm, 7311 Hillborne St., Summerland BC, V0H 1Z7, 250-486-3618, 250-494-9078

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1–866-506-6806 CERTIFIED GROOMER Wanted. Contact Okanagan K9 in Penticton at 778-4765740. DRIVERS WANTED A Vernon Company requires class 1 drivers for S/B & Tri Hiboy hauling. Western Canada hauling only. Drivers are home most weekends. Company offers a good benefit package & pays above average wages based on percentage. Must have a minimum 3 yrs exp. Please fax resume as well as a current drivers abstract to 250-542-3135 or Email to: rmtrans@shaw.ca Looking for 5 workers starting immed. Punjabi preferred. Call (250)493-6523

Fountain Tire Penticton is looking for a motivated, experienced

COMMERCIAL TIRE TECHNICIAN Must have good drivers abstract and experience in commercial truck tires. Please apply in person with resume at Fountain Tire - Attention Scott 359 Dawson Avenue Automotive Sales Consultant Ironman City Subaru requires full time sales consultant for small import / new and used car dealership. Strongly considered assets may include automotive sales experience, MVSA license, prior sales success and clean drivers abstract. Successful applicant must commit to excellence in customer service, product knowledge and display a “team first” attitude. Apply in person to Len Cornett, Ironman City Subaru 990 Eckhardt Ave. W., Penticton or send e-mail to info@ironmancitysubaru.com.

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HHDI RECRUITING Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

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HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

Home Care/Support Located in Penticton British Columbia, Swagman is seeking a Territory Manager - Inside Sales professional to share and contribute to the advancement of our expanding product range. This individual must be selfmotivated, a team player and have a strong desire to achieve. Prospect for new business by making cold calls to prospective customers, identify, cultivate, manage and close business, ability to work independently. Must be Self Motivated, Competitive, have Outstanding Work Ethic and a desire to learn and achieve.The position pays an excellent combination of base salary, commission & bonus. Contact : Via email at Perryg@swagman.net North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire production workers. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

Tim Hortons 8907 Main Street, Osoyoos, #150-34017 Hwy 97, Oliver, 7710 Prairie Valley Rd, Summerland, 234 Main Street, Penticton, 1077 Westminster Ave, Penticton, 1697 Fairview Road, Penticton, #100-2695 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton. Food Counter Attendant Flex Position: Full Time/Shift Work, Nights/Overnights, Early Mornings/Weekends $10.49/hr+Benefits, Apply Now to: b.sym@shaw.ca

Parkers Chrysler is expanding it’s professional Sales Team after a record setting 2011. We are in recruit of experienced, high energy, driven, top character individuals who are coachable to our dynamic growing industry. Past or present experience in automotive, powersports, electronics, clothing, furniture or sporting goods need only apply.

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TECHNICAL Outside Sales Representative Territory Manager. Norcan Fluid Power Ltd is an established 30 year old company with 7 branches in Western Canada. We are currently looking for an outside sales rep for our Prince George branch. Our ideal candidate will be a motivated, energetic individual with some hydraulic or mechanical knowledge and will be willing to learn as required. This position requires working within a team environment, building relationships with our customers, developing new business and providing customer service. The applicant will be well groomed and personable, self motivated and aggressive, have a minimum class 5 license and be willing to travel. Norcan offers an excellent compensation package including pension and full benefits Reply in confidence by Fax to 604-881-7833 or E-Mail to sbrown@norcanfluidpower.com www.norcanfluidpower.com

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THE Individual Placement Program, a subsidiary of WJS Canada is currently accepting applications for a Youth Care Home in Penticton. In this position you will provide structured care, life skills training and pro social mentoring in your home for 2 male at-risk teens. Each teen will also require their own bedroom. We offer a strong team environment that provides on-call 24 hour support, ongoing training, a respite program and a staffed day program to take the youth for 7 hours per day during normal working weekdays. The successful applicant will have some youth care experience and will be subject to a criminal record check. To apply please send your resume and three current references to bc-hr@telus.net or fax to 250-492-5898. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. For more information visit www.wjscanada.com and click on “Justice Programs” or phone 250-4922787 and speak with the Program Manager.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOKS needed for busy lakefront restaurant. MUST HAVE min. 3-5 yrs exp specifically in AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE. Will be resp. for current menu as well as creating new authentic menu items and daily specials. Spanish an asset. $17/hr, 40hrs/week. Fax resume WITH REF’’s to (250) 492-5617. COOKS needed immed. for busy lakefront restaurant. MUST HAVE min. 3-5 yrs exp specifically in AUTHENTIC MEXICAN CUISINE. Will be resp. for preparing current menu as well as new authentic menu items and daily specials. Spanish an asset. $17/hr, 40hrs/week. Fax resume WITH REF’s to (250) 4925617.

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OUR practice needs an exceptional CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT!!! We are a client centered practice with a great team and the latest technology. We require a detail oriented person with excellent communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills, in addition to a keen interest in continuing education and professional as well as personal development. Please email your resume, in addition to what date you can start and your requested salary range, to: hiringamazingstaff@gmail.com

Cleaning - Household & Business, friendly, professional service with competitive rates, Penticton to Peachland, 250878-3498

For all your drywall, boarding, taping & light framing needs. Free estimate, call John (250)809-8708

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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BELCAN Painting & Renos

Shavings

OfÀce Support ACCOUNTING Clerk/Marketing & Events Assistant, Maternity Leave. Hillside Winery & Bistro located on the scenic Naramata Bench requires a person with Bookkeeping, office and Hospitality experience to fill a 12 month maternity leave. You will provide experience and knowledge in Bistro Event coordination, marketing support, office administration, & Accounting functions. Specifically, you are computer literate, possess strong communication skills and have the ability to lift 40 lbs. We provide fair compensation and an enriched work environment. Submit resumes via email to: accounting@hillsideestate.com Closing date January 20, 2011 thank you for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. View our facilities at www.hillsidewinery.ca

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Let me help you with your project. Big or small, 20 yrs exp, carpentry, tile work, painting & repairs, ref’s, licensed, insured and WCB, call Nick 250-486-2359 MB Home Improvements & Construction Voted 1 of the top renovation companies by Okanagan Life Magazine Serving Penticton Since 2003 No job too big or small! -kitchens -bathrooms -doors & windows -all types of flooring -moldings -dry walling & painting -foundations to finishing Any project from start to finish Licensed & Insured (250)486-0767 www.mbhomeimprovements.com Quality Construction, concreter, casing, baseboards, framing, decks, countertops, drywall, fences, doors & tile. No job too big or too small. (250)488-4147 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

Landscaping Fully Experienced Pruner. Fruit trees, evergreen hedges and landscapes. Picture portfolio and reference list of satisfied clients available. Phone Gerald 250-493-5161

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

Painting & Decorating Painting / Staining / Faux Finishing, from small jobs to condos. Seniors & disability discounts. We do furniture & cabinets also. Call Dave (250)497-7912 RJ Painting & Drywall, free estimates, (250)490-9387 or 250-488-9387 RJ Painting & Drywall, free estimates, (250)490-9387 or 250-488-9387

Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 TERRY the JUNK GUY 778931-0741 Dump Runs & Recycling

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Appliance Repairs

Pets & Livestock

Murray’s Appliance Repair, former customers of Lumb’s, give Murray a call, (250)4935780

Cleaning Services Ana’s House cleaning service, reliable, exc ref’s, Move in-Move out. $25/hr (778)4762227 Penticton & area

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass $7., Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Feeder Hay $25. 1- 250-546-0420

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

Pets ADORABLE Shih Tzu x puppies. First shots, vet checked, family raised. Born November 16. Ready to go. 250-542-3077 250-862-7763

ADORABLE Shih Tzu x puppies. First shots, vet checked, family raised. Born November 16. Ready to go. 250-5423077 250-862-7763 Beautiful neutered, 2yr old, German Sheppard, pure bred, some obedience training,shots to date, $700 250-490-2096 Bichon-Shih-tzu pups, males only, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. Black lab X Corgy pups, 1st shots, amazing temperament $250.ea. obo. 250-547-9206 CHOC, bl Lab pups. reg, 8 wks. $800. Salmon Arm. sayko1@telus.net. #250 833 1864 Papillon puppies.Really cute, very smart, ready to go home with you. Have first shots, healthy checkup. Two black & white males, purebred. $600 one, $900 two. 250-499-0100.

Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies IN Stock Windows, Doors & Cabinets - 50% Off! Limited Time Offer! Heritage Millwork - p. (250) 4920069 @165 Okanagan Ave E, Penticton

Farm Equipment 2010 Kubota B2320 tractor & loader, 60” Buhler blade, 50” snow blower&chains, all new in 2010, 3 cyl diesel, 23hp, 4wd, warranty to Jan2013. Exc cond, $13,700. 250-497-8700

Food Products Natural, local pork. Federally inspected pork sides & custom freezer packs. Chops, bacon, back bacon, ham, roasts. No hormones, no antibiotics. Tell us what you need & we will deliver to your door. Also ask about our free-range eggs! 250-498-0801.

Free Items 8 month old lion head rabbit, complete with food & cage., very friendly. 250-493-5402 double bed, good condition, no dealers please, (250)493-5473

Firewood/Fuel Firewood, full cords pine split & delivered $200,fir $275 cord, 1/2cord $100, 1/4 cord $50, 250-493-2687, 250-770-0827 LODGEPOLE Pine. Split, dry, delivered. 250-494-7267 or 250-276-5415

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Rentals

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Furniture

Musical Instruments

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE

Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

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Moving, selling items of furniture, open to offers, 250-7702038

Garage Sales 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

Music Blowout Sale! MARSHALL // PEAVEY // BEHRINGER // TAKAMINE PRODUCTS, Super Price on Guitar Stands, $6.99, NO ONE BEATS OUR PRICE, DJ Lighting and Players in stock now, Rentals AVAILABLE, DJ Service and Karaoke Service available, Need Cash, PAWN or PAYDAY LOAN Here, Come Check us out, Pawn Traders & Music Sales, 71 Nanaimo Ave East. (250)4903040

Sporting Goods 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 FSBO 21+ acres, 1320’ Similkameen River frontage, power, phone, well, year around access, all usable land. 2 parcels 3.5 miles S. of border crossing. $125,000 US!!! 509-4769578

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For Sale by Owner, #6-2250 Baskin St - Baskin Gardens, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, reno’d. $195,000 (250)462-1618.

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

5bdrm home, new furnace, AC, central vac, 5appl., 250460-2703, 250-493-7190 Tuc-El-Nuit, Oliver 8135-366 Ave. 2 bdrm rancher, fully renovated, 1/4 acre lot. Large rooms, close to lake/school/golf. New roof/siding & 200 amp electrical, attached carport/shop, large attic $244,900. 250-488-8035, 250-809-1185

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Houses For Sale

MOBILITY Scooters & Powerchairs. Shoprider Dealer, Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Used Scooter and Powerchair Sale. www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745

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Stryker Isoflex mattress, fits hosp. bed, used 1 year, exc. cond., new $4000, asking $1000, 2 slings, 1 hammock, new, asking $150, 1 quick fit, used, asking $100, transfer board, new, asking $25, call (250)493-0878

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PRIVATE Buyer looking for old coin collections, mint sets & hoards of coins, specialty coins, loose, sets, etc. 250864-3521

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1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-7146 1 & 2 bdrms avail. immed & Feb. 1, newly reno’d, $650$800, central Penticton, water incl., (250)493-4903 to view 1BDRM, across from Skaha Beach on bus route, long term rental, n/s, n/p. $600/mo+ util, 250-492-9692.

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1bdrm, close to Cherry Lane, new bathroom, fresh paint, carpets shampooed, avail. immediately, (250)488-9917 1bdrm unit, laminate flooring, parking avail. great location, $750 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, avail. Immediately, 250-488-7902 2-1 bdrm lofts $750/mo, 1 unit reno’d. Tiffany Gardens, 3140 Wilson. Jim 250-492-0413 2BDRM, 2bath, quiet 2nd floor corner suite with balcony, 6 appl, a/c, u/g parking, N/S, N/P. $1075/mnth. Utilities extra. 250-493-8944 Avail. now, 1 and 2bdrm apt’s in clean, quiet, NS building near Cherry Lane, prefer semiretired or retired, 4appl., elevator, coin laundry, NP, $650$750+util., (250)492-4265

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Near IGA and Hospital, 1 bdrm apt w/newer flooring, balcony, f,s coin-op laundry. Avail. Feb. 1 (KBD204) $695 Downtown, large 2 bdrm, grd flr, f,s, coin-op laundry, bike shed, patio. Avail. NOW (SHM) $670 55+, 1 and 2 bdrm apt near downtown, hardwood floors, f, s, a/c / $795 balcony, includes heat & cable. Extra storage. Avail Feb. 1 and NOW (WT) $775 In 4 plex – large 2 bdrm suite with coin-op laundry, f,s, near school and creek. Avail. Feb. 1 (H686-2) $800 Grd flr 2 bdrm suite, laminate flrs, f,s, 1 bath, shared laundry, mth to mth rental. Avail. NOW (H743-2) $850 2 bdrm top flr of walk-up, f,s, balcony, heat and hydro included, extra storage in suite. Avail. Feb. 1 (WGA304) $900 Near OK Beach, 2nd flr walk-up, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, balcony, extra storage, gas fp. Avail. NOW (A350) $925 Grd flr, 2 bdrm condo, 6 appl, laminate flrs, sec’d parking, close to Safeway. Avail. Feb. 1 (A425) $1300 Alysen Place, 4th flr, 2 bdrm +den, south facing, h.w. flrs, sec’d parking, extra storage. Avail. NOW (A406)

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Keremeos Downtown, 550 sqft retail, offsite prkng. $500 + utils. Call 250-492-7610

ROOM for rent, $400, fully furnished, all inclusive, 250-4935641, avail. immed.DD - $200

ADULT condo near Skaha Lake. 2BR 2BA 6 new appl. A/C Large deck/covered parking. NS NP Avail Mar 1/12. Ref Reqd. $1150/mo. Call (702)569-8131 or email hrk1953@yahoo.com Beautiful character 1 bdrm apt, historic bldg, burgundy walls, oak flrs, quiet street, n/p, n/s, seek clean quiet person(s), 250-770-0536 CHEAPER TO OWN THAN RENT! Mortgage approx. $500/mo with $15000 down & approved credit. Remodelled Top floor partial Lakeview Condo near Okanagan Lake. Call Dennis Ebner, Coldwell Banker at 250-492-2911 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton, Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets., rent starts at $500/mo., Call 250-295-1006 leave a message. Keremeos 3 bdrm, newly reno’d, 1400 sq ft, all applis, large deck, parking $850 + utils. **1 bdrm + den, newly reno’d, 550 sq ft, f/s, prkng. $550 + utils. Call 250-492-7610. LARGE 1 & 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $750 & $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 new lux.2 bdr, 2.5 ba, 6 stainles appli, dbl gar. & storage, n/p, n/s. $1350+util. Feb 1. 250-492-8681or 250-809-1693

Commercial/ Industrial 2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 3 yr lease. Commercial/whse/office spaces avail on Government St., 1024sqft. & 2148sqft. 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business, also 2300 sq.ft. available. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 br or 5 brm $950 or $1450 two entrances, with fenced yard, close to Penticton high school. 250 492 8422 4bdrm, 2ba, 4appl., ns, np, avail. immed. $1200+util., (250)462-0669 Penticton downtown, lower 2 bdrm + den, all appl. patio, fenced yard, new paint & updates. Avail Feb 1. $1150/mo + utils. (604)533-0302

Homes for Rent 3 bdrm, Summerland, brand new exec. view, very large, movie star closet, garage, jacuzzi, all applis, $1500. Dennis Realty Exec. 250-493-4372 For rent with option to purchase. Brand new 3200 sqft, 3bdrm, 2.5bath, +den, n/s, view to west of Summerland. Call for details $2000/mo +util. Avail. Jan. 250-488-2471 Oliver 2bdrm house, Tuc El Nuit area, large private yard, attached carport & shop, ns, $950+ util, 250-488-8035, 250809-1185

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2bdrm basement, 2850 Paris St., ns, np, f/s, 250-460-2703, 250-493-7190 2BR + den, 1200sqft, Main floor with view. Utility room. Kaleden $875 Avail. Feb1 Call 1-604-782-5998 Bright 1bdrm Uplands reno’d bsmt suite, f/s/w/d, $800/mo, incl util, cable/int, near d/town, ref’s, 778-476-1246, 250-4870971, available immediately

Suites, Upper 1 bdrm, Summerland, in brand new home, kitchen, applis, $595. Dennis Realty Exec. (250)493-4372 2 bdrm, main level. $1000 incl util. (250)462-0669 Clean 1 bdrm, priv ent, w/d, walk to d/town & beach, n/s, n/p, avail Jan 1.(250)486-4121 Summerland, 1bdrm detached suite, util/laundry incl., $625, 250-494-3144, 250-490-6868

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Trucks & Vans 2002 Ford Lariat Diesel, dually 8ft box, new rubber, well looked after, $15,900 call Ken, (250)494-8942 2003 Chevy Van, 7pass, V6, auto, good cond., $1750 obo, (250)490-0553 2003 Dodge 4x4 dually, flat bed, 1 ton, 6spd, turbo diesel, crew cab, side tool boxes, upgraded suspension, local truck, fully maintained, all records, $14,900, (250)4943226, also camper available 2006 GMC 3500 4 x 4 Crew Cab LB 178K, 6L gas, auto $11,500 obo 250-307-0002 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $7950 obo 250-307-3170

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January 20 ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool at 6:30 p.m. followed by karaoke by Anita at 7 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by DJ Johnny Rock at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with Jack and Owen at 6 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. It is also having a dinner on Jan. 27. Tickets must be purchased by next Wednesday by calling Verna at 250-492-5369. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS a big book meeting and 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. in Penticton. Naramata group is at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. In

Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. FUNTIMERS BALLROOM DANCE Club meets most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club on Ellis Street from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For ballroom and Latin American dancing. Instruction is provided on certain Fridays. For more info please contact Brian at 250-492-7036 or visit www.funtimers.bravehost.com. OKANAGAN FALLS LEGION has a meat draw at 5 p.m. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has Jungle Drumming with Steve McPhee and Mike Treadway for ages nine and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. until Feb. 17. To register call the academy 250-493-7977. More info at www.pentictonacademyofmusic.ca.

SATURDAY January 21

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FUN pool at 12:30 p.m., dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertain-

ment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians is at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at 945 Main St. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Beaver races at 4 p.m. Music by DJ Ivan at 6 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has Okie Dokie karaoke and baron of beef. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS the 12 Bells group at noon at 431 Winnipeg St., Penticton. Then at 8 p.m., the night group gathers at 431 Winnipeg St. In Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. PUBLIC PENTICTON LIBRARY invites all five to 12-year-olds to help celebrate Family Literacy Day during its afterschool program, Reading Rules. This will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the children’s library. Program is free. ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT, celebrating Scottish culture through food, piping and dancing is presented by the Okanagan Caledonian Pipe Band

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at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall (upstairs, chairlift is available) at 1197 Main St. Rides home will be available. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6. Tickets $25 each and available at Carl’s Flowers at 27A Front St. (250-492-4252), or call Darline at 250493-6331 for more info. FALLS OKANAGAN LEGION has a meat draw at 5 p.m., followed by a Robbie Burns celebration with supper at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment by Total Gin. Tickets are $12. PENTICTON COMMUNITY POLICING Office and the Auxiliary Police members will be at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre to promote Community Police Programs and fingerprint children for family identification. Fingerprinting is provided free of charge and the prints are retained by the family. No appointment is necessary. This will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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January 22 SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ music at the South Main DropIn Centre on South Main Street. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has dog races at 2:30 p.m., an M&M meat draw, Last Man Standing and games. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HORSE races and mystery draw at 2 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from 1 to 4 p.m. Mystery draw at 4 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St.

Ray and Kelly Hanson of HANSONS’ ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM are pleased to announce that Bob Carlton has joined our leadership team. Bob is a Licensed Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer, as well as a Certified Crematorium Operator. He will bring experience not only from his years in funeral service, but his skills as an accomplished musician and soloist. Bob, who is originally from Winnipeg, has resided in Penticton with his wife Marlisle and son David for the past nineteen years. Adding Bob to the Hansons’ team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our client families in the Central and Southern Okanagan and Similkameen Valley. Bob will be honoured to meet with you, answer any questions you may have or assist you with any of your at need, pre need funeral or cremation options. Please contact Bob at 250-492-4202 or hansonsfuneral.com

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calendar A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS MEETS in OK Falls at 10:30 a.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., then in Penticton at 11 a.m. for the women’s group at the Lawn Bowling Club at 260 Brunswick St. Also the Sunday 123 group meets at 8 p.m. in the Education Room in the basement of the Penticton Hospital. G ARNEAU , M ARC CANADA’S first astronaut, and the Liberal house leader will appear at the Penticton Lakeside Resort from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

MONDAY January 23

R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has ladies fitness at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and zumba dance at 6:30 p.m. AL-ANON has a men’s only meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250-490-9272 for info. ANAVETS HAS HAMBURGERS and hotdogs at 11 a.m. Horse race and meat draws at 2 p.m. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music ladies choir rehearses from 7 to 8:30 p.m. under the direction of Joanne Forsyth. New members welcome. For course details check www.pentictonacademyofmusic.ca. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS NUX group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Centre at Green Mountain Road and Penticton I.R. Road. Summerland 12 and 12 group at 8 p.m.

at 13204 Henry Ave. in the United Church basement. HEALTH TRANSFORMING F OOD preparation classes are held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Hall at 1370 Church St. every Monday until Feb. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 each session. For registration or info, call 250-7701893 or 250-493-7525. OKANAGAN COLLEGE PUBLIC Speaker Series presents Nigel Skirmer discussing landslides at 7 p.m. in the Penticton campus lecture theatre. Admission by donation. MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteer meal preps from 10 to 11 a.m. and drivers for Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 250-4929095.

TUESDAY January 24

ANAVETS HAS STU’S kitchen open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and karaoke with Hazel at 6 p.m. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus has Step Out, Have Fun, Come Sing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. S OUTH O KANAGAN TOASTMASTERS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250-6890676 for details. TOPS B.C. 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Ring at the back door on the lane, the meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-496-5931 or Fran at 250-490-3927. CHECK US OUT ONLINE FOR ORDERING, RESERVATIONS AND MORE!

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VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast Bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Gathering Grounds Cafe at 756 Eckhardt Ave. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and 6:45 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Use entrance to right of main door at 8 p.m. at the Anglican Church in Okanagan Falls. Call 250-490-9272 for information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB on 439 Winnipeg St. has membership information at 10:30 a.m. in the computer annex room. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. N AVAL P ENTICTON VETERANS meet every second Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 502 Martin St. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH in the Ark at 1498 Government St. has free drop-off program for elementary aged kids from 2:45 to 5 p.m. A safe place to play games (computers, Wii, PS3, Lego, pool, airhockey), make crafts, gym time, snacks. Everyone is welcome. NOONERS MEETING AT 8 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. and young person’s group at 7:30 p.m. at

150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. Call/text Guy at 250460-2466 or Niki at 250-460-0798. P E N T I C T O N TUNEAGERS, UNDER the direction of Gerald Nadeau, are looking for new choir members. If you are 50 or over and love to sing, drop in any Tuesday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. They meet at St. Ann’s Church basement at 1296 Main St. WHEATGRASS CAFE IN the Penticton Whole Foods Market is hosting a free seminar linked with national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month with the focus to keeping the brain sharp and steps to take to prevent/slow down cognitive decline. Session is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. BROWN BAG LECTURES at the Penticton Museum will present a visual history of Apex Mountain with Peter Ord from noon to 1 p.m.

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P ENTICTON ’ S BC SPCA has a cat crazy youth workshop for kids aged seven to 12 on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $30. Kids Club members receive a $5 discount with the discount code SPOT. Register today online. Bring a nutfree lunch and snack,

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Attention Attention Teachers: Teachers: The Hero In You® education program offers a series of FREE curriculum-linked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to find the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete! If you are a principal, teacher or parent and would like to book a presentation for your classroom, call

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When children are exposed to inspiring stories of athletes, they begin to imagine what they can do and how they too can make a difference.


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