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PUT TO THE TEST — Brody Hormes, a Grade 9 student at Princess Margaret Secondary School, looks over the questions on his science exam in the school auditorium Wednesday. Provincial exams took place at most high schools throughout B.C. this week.

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ACCUSED KILLER’S BAIL REVOKED Kristi Patton

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Relieved and happy is what the family of Lynn Kalmring said they were feeling after the man accused of her murder will be behind bars until the trial. “Today is a good day. I am feeling good right now,” said Maggie Leslie, the sister of Kalmring. Former RCMP of¿cer Keith Wiens appeared in Supreme Court in Penticton on Wednesday after he was taken into custody last week for allegedly violating his bail conditions. RCMP told the Western News last week that Wiens was under a condition to live with his brother

at the home Wiens had shared with Kalmring, in the gated community of Sandbridge located on South Main Street, and the brother had gone back to Ontario at one point. A publication ban was issued Wednesday on the evidence presented durWiens ing the bail hearing and the reasons why bail was revoked by Justice Peter Rogers, the same person who originally granted bail to Wiens in August. “It has given me a little bit of faith that maybe the system is good. I’m prepared to climb

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Bambi might be cute, but don’t feed him no matter what. That’s the message Penticton council is sending out to residents after adopting a deer feeding prohibition bylaw on Monday, which forbids residents from purposefully providing food to deer. Penticton approved a deer management strategy earlier this month, and while most of the focus was on a proposed ungulate count and cull, the plan also called for bylaws to prohibit what lures deer into city limits — primarily food. The bylaw states that people are not allowed to provide food, food waste or other material that will likely attract deer. People and activities exempted from the bylaw include conservation ofÂżcers performing their duties, farm operations, fruit or vegetable gardening for human consumption and ornamental plants or Ă€owers. Enforcement will be complaint driven, city development services director Anthony Haddad said. The bylaw also states that bylaw ofÂżcers can enter a property to inspect and determine whether compliance is an issue. The bylaw ofÂżcer can also take steps to mitigate the attractant in the event a deer has been located on the property that “has endangered or harmed a person or domestic animal, or presents an imminent threat to the safety of any person.â€? In addition to the bylaw preventing deer feeding, accompanying Âżnes that could be

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PENTICTON COUNCIL passed a bylaw that prohibits providing food or other material that could attract deer.

levied were also presented to council for review. According to proposed changes to the municipal ticket information bylaw, anyone caught feeding a deer could receive a Âżne of $200. Those found to be obstructing an enforcement ofÂżcer with respect to the feeding bylaw could be Âżned $350. Coun. John Vassilaki said the Âżgures listed were too steep, and would likely be levied against those with an inability to pay.

“I think that’s just way out of line,â€? he said. “The majority of people who are feeding the birds, animals and deer are seniors and kids.â€? Haddad said staff decided to adopt Âżnes enacted by the City of Cranbrook, which has led the province with its deer overpopulation management program. He also said that enforcement would be complaint driven, and bylaw ofÂżcers would have to have evidence of infractions. “The age demographic is not the same as it is here. It’s completely different,â€? Vassilaki said. Haddad also noted that enforcement would likely take on a “mediated approachâ€? to those found to be Âżrst-time offenders. “This is more of a communication to the community,â€? Coun. Helena Konanz said. “We don’t want to have deer culls. I think this is more about spreading the word that we’re serious about not feeding wild animals.â€? Coun. Wes Hopkin said more trouble could arise if the city were to propose smaller Âżnes, as people would see it as a small price to pay for something they like doing. “We actually want to make it a meaningful deterrent,â€? he said, adding that bird feeders and other incidental sources of food do not fall under the bylaw. “No one’s going to get a Âżne for gardening, but it’s for actively feeding deer.â€? Council unanimously adopted the deer feeding bylaw. Three readings of municipal ticket information bylaw amendments to include the Âżnes were passed, with Vassilaki opposed.

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Wendy’s puts dreams on the menu Mark Brett

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The smiles were infectious, the food delicious and the results were over the top. The $114,276 raised during Wendy’s 18th annual Dreamlift Day Wednesday pushed the cumulative total to date to just over $1.1 million. Helping celebrate this year’s achievement was special guest and restaurant namesake Wendy Thomas, the daughter of company founder Dave Thomas. “Reaching the million dollar mark, that’s just incredible,” said Thomas during her ¿rst stop of the day in Penticton. “My dad was here in 1995 to kick off the whole Dreamlift project and we decided this year would be a great time for me to see it. “This is just part of the responsibility that my father taught us: when you become successful, you have to give back to the community, because we’re all people and we have to help each other at times.” While admittedly “out of practice”, the woman who is the face in the pig-tailed logo was also quick to lend a hand in the bustling kitchen. “Oh yes, I worked there when I was a kid, but I didn’t get any special treatment, my dad didn’t believe in that,” she said while picking up a wayward bun. “It’s still a lot of fun.” During the day, a total of nine restaurants in the Interior donated the sales proceeds along with staff, management and owner’s wages to the cause. The money is used to fund the Dreamlift to Disneyland trip organized through the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. The program allows for children between the ages of three and 18 with severe illnesses to travel to the Magic Kingdom in Southern California where dreams come true. Joining Thomas here was Inland Restaurants franchise owner John Tietzen. “Raising a million dollars says a lot about the event, it says a lot of the people who work here and it says a lot about the communities, the volunteers and the people who stand in line to make this possible,” he said. “It’s a big number and it’s signi¿cant because of the happiness we’ve brought so many kids with that money. “If we can keep building this from year to year, we can help more children who have some struggles — just to give them a day to make their life a little better.” As in the past, helping out were the many celebrity volunteers including media, emergency responders and other familiar faces about town. Many of the VIPs’ tasks were of a less-challenging nature and most spent the better part of their shifts dodging

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PENTICTON FIRE CHIEF Wayne Williams (above) reaches for a cup as the lineup grows at the order station at Wendy’s Restaurant in Penticton on Dreamlift Day Wednesday. Meanwhile, Wendy Thomas (right), daughter of business founder Dave Thomas, shares a laugh with three-year-old Olivia Scholz, who was appropriately wearing her own pig tails.

the regular employees who were patiently (still smiling) trying to maintain some semblance of order. Five members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were along again this year including Capt. Linda Solorza on her second trip to Penticton. At Disneyland, the sheriffs escort the kids throughout the grounds, getting them to the front of the lines for rides and exhibits. According to Solorza, the impact on the of¿cers is just as emotional as it is for the children. “I can tell you that on the other end, and it’s always the same thing, there’s not a dry eye in the place,” she said. “There’s nothing like seeing Disneyland through the eyes of these children. It’s like seeing it for the ¿rst time and it’s a life experience they (sheriffs) will never forget.” The next Dreamlift Àight is planned for late 2013.

Discounts offered to frequent recreation users Simone Blais Western News Staff

The frequent Àiers of the recreation world can expect more trips to the gym for less money, after Penticton council passed revisions to rates allowing users who buy more to save more. Recreation services general manager Chuck Loewen told council Monday that the department’s fees and charges policy last saw amendments in September 2009, and it was in need of updating after organizational changes.

In addition to housekeeping updates, he said, ¿ve additional areas were proposed with an eye to generate revenue. The ¿rst involves boosting participation rates at recreation facilities with discounts for frequent users. In addition to the existing 10 per cent discounted rate on the sale of bulk single admission tickets of 10 or more, a 20 per cent discounted rate will be given for sales of 20 single-admission tickets or more. Savings for group and corporate passes will also increase depending on how many more people sign up: discounts will increase from 10, 15 and 20 per cent for groups between six

and 20 or more, to 15, 20 and 25 per cent for groups between six and 25 or more people. “We’re looking for more participation with these new rates,” Loewen said. Cost recovery of facilities is another target under the policy, he added. Program fees have been set at levels to cover instructor, materials and other costs, and added to that is a 15 per cent administration fee to cover a portion of overhead. Rental cost calculations will also factor in overhead insurance and debt service. Loewen explained that both cost-recovery areas will be compared to market rates and adjusted where required, and that overhead

calculations are on a percentage. “To fully burden this cost would be onerous to the client,” he said. “It recoups a little bit of expense, and not all of the expense.” The third policy addition is to increase revenue share from large-scale events, up to $25,000 per day from the current $8,000. Revenue could also be generated from potential cancellations, he said. Changes in time periods and penalty amounts have been included in the policy and range from full refunds to no refunds, depending on the notice given for booking cancellations.

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The long goodbye Couple cope with devastating effects of dementia Mark Brett

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Watching the slow cognizant decline of a family member or close friend can be a living nightmare for loved ones. The dif¿cult days turn into weeks, months and often years, which is why Alzheimer’s has earned the terrible reputation as the long goodbye. It’s something Bob Murray, whose wife of 63 years suffers from dementia, knows all too well. “Good days, bad days? They’re pretty well all bad,” said Bob with a shake of his head. “I met Vera when we were 14 years old going to school in Oliver, but now when I see her I don’t even think she knows who I am. “But there’s really not a lot you can do about it, it’s just the nature of the disease and you do the best you can. I can accept that. I know it’s part of the illness, but it doesn’t make it any easier.” About ¿ve years ago Vera ¿rst began experiencing the symptoms of dementia, which have

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BOB AND VERA MURRAY spend a quiet moment together at Haven Hill Retirement Centre where Vera now resides. This Sunday’s Investor’s Group Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer’s Society is dedicated to the Penticton woman.

steadily worsened. As dif¿cult as it is, as often as he can Bob still tries to get to Haven House Retirement Centre to visit her. Today is one of those days Sitting together in a favourite, sunny spot at the residence, her husband still knows the little things to make Vera smile, a touch on her cheek or sometimes just holding her hands in his. Unable to speak, the thin lines of her lips turn up as she watches him, but there is no sugar coating the problem as she obviously struggles

to understand. Helping the couple and other members of their family through these dif¿cult times have been the people and resources of the Penticton-based South Okanagan-Similkameen Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. “They’re a lovely couple and still really tight and through thick and thin they’ve weathered it as best they can,” said Laurie Myres, support and education coordinator for the local of¿ce. “Regardless of what it is caused by, any type of dementia is a ter-

rible, cruel thing to see happening to someone you care about.” But that’s also why she has dedicated her efforts — despite the emotional toll it sometimes extracts from her personally — to helping sufferers and their caregivers and raising awareness. January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month which includes the annual B.C. Investors Group Walk for Memories. Each walk is dedicated to an honouree, a person who has been impacted by the disease or related dementia.

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To rezone Lots 19 and 20, Block 33, District Lot 202, SDYD, Plan 269 located at 601 and 609 Ellis St. from Duplex Housing: Lane (RD2) to Urban Centre Commercial (C5). The applicant proposes to construct a four storey, mixed-use development, with commercial on the first floor and residential units throughout floors 2 to 4. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed amendments may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Monday, February 6, 2012 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street,

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Penticton city staff have been given the green light to buy three used vehicles after council passed a revamped purchasing policy that affords the Àeet department Àexibility to act on discount deals. Operations director Mitch Moroziuk told council Monday that there are three vehicle purchases slated for 2012 and the capital budgets have already been approved. A digger derrick truck costing $120,000 is needed for the electrical department, which can drill holes for power poles and allow lift access to overhead wires. The public works department requires a front-end loader, to the tune of $170,000. The city has also budgeted for a replacement ¿re truck for $650,000. In the past, Àeet supervisors have come across reduced prices on used and demonstration models for some of those vehicles, Moroziuk explained, but have not been able to act fast enough because of the approvals process required. “We need the ability to act on purchases of that rather quickly,” he said. Moroziuk proposed an interim purchasing policy to allow staff to buy used or demonstration equip-

ment already approved as necessities in the 2012 capital budget, as well as travel to the sale site for inspection. The interim policy, he said, would work until a full policy could be drafted and presented to council. There were four conditions to purchasing policy allowance: the price (including retro¿ts, taxes, transportation and alterations) must be within the set budget already approved by council; the city manager is noti¿ed and approves purchase prior to staff travelling to the site; the equipment is researched by the Àeet supervisor and corresponding department manager and determined to be in suitable working condition; and the purchasing manager will notify the city manager about the purchase. A report from the Àeet supervisor would also be forwarded to council about staff’s due diligence in researching and purchasing the vehicle. Coun. John Vassilaki asked whether council would be informed about purchases as they’re undertaken. “Is city council going to be informed? I’d like to know you’re in the process,” he said. City manager Annette Antoniak said that staff would be happy to inform council via an email that the process is undertaken, recogniz-

ing the purchases have already been included in the 2012 plans. “When you pass the budget, you have already approved the spending,” she said. Coun. Helena Konanz praised the interim purchasing policy. “We’ve set our parameters in our budget, and that’s great. Staff are working hard to save taxpayers’ money,” she said. Coun. Wes Hopkin asked whether the policy would be used to shop around for a street cleaner as well, as approved in the capital budget. Moroziuk explained that although some such demonstration vehicles are available, it is considered an “extremely high-use piece of equipment” that would not fall under the purchasing policy. Coun. Garry Litke said he was willing to support the purchasing policy, provided the city schedule a review. “I’d like to see in two or three years if it is cost effective,” he said, noting that staff time spent on research and travel to the site needs to be factored in. He also said that buying used vehicles can come with additional costs, and the city might want to reconsider the new purchasing policy “if we ¿nd that we’re stuck with huge repair bills.”

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Published Wednesdays and Fridays in Penticton at: 2250 Camrose St., Penticton B.C. V2A 8R1 Phone: (250) 492-3636 • Fax: (250) 492-9843 • E-mail: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com

EDITORIAL Adjustment will boost city’s economic climate

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hile it may be hard to raise a cheer for a decision that will cost you money, Penticton residents should be supportive of the city’s decision on electrical rates. Penticton council voted Monday to approve a 6.24 per cent increase on residential electricity rates beginning next month. The residential increase will cover the higher rates being passed on to the city from Fortis, as well as help offset the higher costs that have been shouldered by the Penticton business community. While Penticton council has done an admirable job in staving off rate hikes for residential customers in the past — actually eating some of the costs of previous Fortis’ increases to keep rates down — the burden being placed on the commercial and industrial sector were becoming unsustainable. Utility bills for Penticton residents are on average 8.6 per cent less than Fortis customers in other parts of the Okanagan. However, commercial users in the city paid 8.5 per cent more than their counterparts elsewhere, while the city’s industrial customers had bills 16 per cent higher. Penticton voters made it clear in the last municipal election that jobs and the economy should be a priority for the city. The job of selling the city to those considering setting up shop here becomes a whole lot harder when they’re faced with effectively a 16 per cent surcharge on utility costs. But while the city is bringing Penticton’s rates more in line with Fortis’, it should also consider the two-tiered system Fortis will implement this summer. Customers using more than 2,100 kWh every two months will be charged a higher rate, while those using less will realize some savings and those using under 1,600 kWh pay even less. One of the few things we can be certain of is that energy rates won’t be coming down anytime soon, and any incentives to encourage residents to conserve will serve our community and our planet well in the years ahead.

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Sardinha never strayed from his roots Some would say Joe Sardinha is a sucker for punishment. But he completely disagrees. Despite the cost of production constantly eroding returns and indifference from government and the public, Sardinha continues to nurture his 11acre orchard in Summerland after 32 years. “We all feel at times, ‘Why am I doing this?’ but I am old school,” said Sardinha, who steps down as B.C. Fruit Growers Association president Friday. “It’s a new year and perhaps this year will be better. I enjoy growing the best fruit I can.” Sardinha grew up in an orchard, and when the time came to leave high school, he tried university for a year. “I was tired of being indoors and in classes. I wanted to get back to what I love,” he said. Sardinha eventually took over his parent’s orchard and he’s never looked back — fully embracing tree replanting and getting involved behind the scenes in the politics of the sector. Through 11 years on the BCFGA executive, including seven as president, he led a constant battle to expand government participation.

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At Random “The province (of B.C.) continues to lag behind other provinces in its support of agriculture,” he said. “I don’t know how much more you can cut back on the Agriculture Ministry?” Growers will tell you that they aren’t looking for a handout from taxpayers, but they want the government to ful¿ll a commitment it made in the 1970s when the Agricultural Land Commission was created. Suf¿cient support programs were promised in return for growers losing the ability to use their land for non-farm purposes. Unable to develop, some cash-strapped farmers have yanked trees out, leaving their

acreage vacant. “That translates into less fruit being produced, and it’s one more challenge towards a viable industry,” said Sardinha. Sardinha also takes aim at grocers who sell imported fruit, often at a lower price. “Retailers have to realize consumers are looking for local product. They are losing a great marketing took,” he said, adding that many customers are starting to look beyond the price. “They look at where it was grown and how it was grown.” Sardinha doesn’t fault growers who have left the collective marketing program and independently sell fruit to try and maximize returns. But he doesn’t believe fragmentation is the answer. “We shouldn’t be competing against each other. We should be competing against foreign competition,” he said. It should be pointed out that the tree fruit sector pumps about $200 million a year into the valley’s economy. That not only means farm labourers and people in the packinghouses earning salaries, but orchardists and their

families purchasing groceries, vehicles and the electronic devices we’re all addicted to. They also go out to restaurants and the theatre and donate to charities. While all of the challenges weigh heavy, Sardinha has a more important focus — increasing his farm’s production from 400 to 500 apple bins a year. “I have some young blocks (of trees) I want to see come into production,” he said. “I have put a lot of effort into this orchard. When you have 11 acres, you know every tree personally.” But there’s another reason that Sardinha keeps heading outdoors early, even in the chilly winter for a day of pruning. “I want to prove to the naysayers that the industry isn’t done. There is still an opportunity to be a success,” he said. “If you don’t have any optimism, you’re putting up the white Àag, and the industry has been around too long to do that. Anyone interested in the industry is not prepared to surrender.” Richard Rolke is a reporter with the Vernon Morning Star.

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Logic must drive decision There was an article in the Western News by Simone Blais entitled “Commercial traf¿c causes concern for residents.” The article stated that 140 people called on the city to put the brakes on commercial vehicles allowed down Warren Avenue. Toward the end of the article the councillors unanimously approved that the chief administrative of¿cer work with ministry of¿cials to relocate the sign which directs truck traf¿c to the industrial site. My wife and I moved to Penticton in the fall of 2010 after living in Delta for some 38 years. Truck traf¿c was a common occurrence there, in fact drove right through the township of Ladner, serving Westham Island and many of the greenhouse businesses in the area. The truck route passed by school zones and crossings, playgrounds, single family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, shopping centers, etc. and I don’t recall there being an accident involving the trucking industry. Since moving to Penticton, we have noted that it is a well-established community with talented people, great potential and the ability to Àourish. However, for it to do so, it is important to remember that all of the components of a community are needed in order for long-term sustainability.

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I was surprised to see a large photo of Lower Similkameen Band members protesting the national park. When I read closely, I saw that the photo was from four years ago. Currently both the Lower Similkameen Indian Band and Osoyoos Indian Band are working with Parks Canada on several studies looking at the impact of the park on Syilx communities. The park plan has changed signi¿cantly since the 2008 photo was taken and First Nations are currently very engaged in a dialogue with Parks Canada. It is very unfortunate that our provincial elected of¿cials are calling the process “a dead issue” when people are working in good faith to ¿nd a locally made plan that works for this area. There was a public opinion survey done a few years ago which showed that a signi¿cant majority of those polled were in favour of the park. Politicians are simply choosing to ignore signi¿cant local support for the park. A couple of years ago I watched a television program about Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. For years the local ranchers and politicians lobbied hard against the idea. One of the politicians who fought against the park was interviewed. He said it was “The best ¿ght he ever lost” since everyone now sees what a tremendous natural and economic asset the park is to Wyoming. It would be a shame if ministers Terry Lake and Peter Kent shut down the process. Lake claims there is less than 51 per cent that support the park. Just where does he get that ¿gure? Margaret Holm Penticton

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Good for the downtown business community for keeping their sidewalks clear after another big snow week. No one can blame them; if you are a business owner you want your business to be inviting, and who

Roadways serve accessibility to all within the community and because industry and trucking is a major key to the health of any community, it is important that the community provide roadways that have safe access and departure to and from the respective destinations. As a person who has been involved with “safety” over the course of years, Warren Avenue (with its upgrades) and Industrial Avenue (which should be upgraded) are important arteries to a very important sector of our community. Once that has been realized, there are ways to manage the movement of traf¿c (eg. time restrictions, no use of air brakes, weight restrictions, school zone/playground postings, fencing in areas of greater concern, pedestrian crossings with Àashing lights, etc.). In closing, I am con¿dent that the people managing our community will make decisions based on sound reasoning by considering the current and future effects their decision will have on the entire community. Safety should be part of the discussion, but there is more to be considered here. Knee-jerk reactions should never dictate what should be done. Mervin D. Jones Penticton

can afford the $75 ¿ne in this economy for not clearing your snow. Too bad the bylaw of¿cers don’t walk or drive outside of the downtown core and take the same approach to businesses and residences even a few more blocks away. Where most business owners and their snow removers could do better in this snowy time is considering where they put the snow. By now, anyone who has been downtown will realize it is dif¿cult to get in or out of your car or cross the street with dry feet. Most of the snow removal was pushed into the gutter and forgotten. Now that it has warmed up, that snow, out of the way in the gutter, has become a terrible mess. It is one thing to navigate your way through a snowy or icy sidewalk, but it is nearly impossible to avoid the sloppy mess of piles of melted snow in the gutter. Some business owners, staff and snow contractors know how to avoid this mess and make neat piles of snow out of the way. When the temperatures rise, like they did this week, the gutters dry up faster and become more bearable for customers. Downtown businesses for years have been trying to ¿nd ways to attract more consumer dollars into downtown. One way is not just to clear your snow, but to manage it, or hire someone who will take the time and care. Tom McKay Penticton

Removal efforts slipping

OK folks, I love Penticton, awesome people, great city. We have a problem, however, which should be addressed ASAP. I was out travelling to a few stores to do some shopping when I realized not all the sidewalks and street crossings are cleared of snow very well. Matter of fact, some are completely blocked off by snow banks from passing motorists and others haven’t even been touched. There seems to be quite a few untouched.

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I experienced a fellow stuck in his wheelchair trying to cross the road and he is not alone. It’s winter. We have lots of disabled and elderly who live here for our favorable weather and amenities. Let’s get out there and make sure their paths are cleared. It would be horrible to hear of a disabled person or elderly individual getting injured or killed because people are too lazy to help them out by not shovelling sidewalks or plowing road crossings. The road crossings seem to be the worst. Heaven forbid someone in a wheelchair gets stuck and freezes their extremities or worse yet, dies. This also effects mothers with strollers as they aren’t very manoeuvrable in snow. It would be a horrible to hear of injury to a child if a stroller tipped. Often we hear of situations where people have been injured or died when something could have been done to prevent it, and it was brought up before. Let that not be the case here.

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her as a very caring woman, always giving of her time and unconditional love to help others, and Myres believes the community has an opportunity to give back through support of the event. Registration for Sunday’s fundraiser begins at 7:45 a.m. and the walk takes place from 8:30 - 10 a.m. For more information call 250-493-8182 or visit the society website at www.alzheimerbc.org ††

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CAROLINE ANDERS looks over some of the works included in her exhibition of abstract paintings, Chelmsford, on display at the Penticton Art Gallery until March 18.

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While Caroline Anders doesn’t say much about the thought processes that go into her work, her work does show promise for an emerging artist. Though the paintings on display as part of her exhibition, Chelmsford, lack the maturity of a master impressionist like Jack Shadbolt, the vague, soft shapes combined with vibrant colours, used with childlike simplicity, are evocative of trying to recapture old memories. “Chelmsford is this small little Canadian French community. We had a farm, a little hobby farm. There are just a lot of realizations and memories from that time that have stuck with me today, which was kind of a sore spot of things, but I kind of painted them away,”

said Anders. “We lived there until I was eight years old.” Anders’ exhibition, on at the Penticton Art Gallery until March 18, is the result of a partnership between the gallery and the Toni Onley Artist Project to provide an exhibition opportunity for an emerging artist. This past summer, mentors Harold Klunder of Montreal and Libby Hague of Toronto selected Anders to be this year’s exhibiting artist. “The work that Caroline created while she participated in the Toni Onley Artist Project progressed from day 1, initially with some hesitancy, but then quickly gained a quiet con¿dence and a certain charm, a personality,” said Klunder. “She works very hard and is committed to doing her work her own way.” Anders describes herself as “frantic, almost manic” when she is painting.

“The process is very fast and the painting is pretty much generated in the ¿rst hour, what it will look like and then I just keep pulling and pushing,” said Anders. “If you go really close to my paintings, there is lots of tiny strange details, which I take a lot of pleasure in doing. Even though you can’t see it, they’re still there. There is lots going on.” Anders admits that she hasn’t been back to Chelmsford (in Ontario) for many years, instead drawing on her own memories and photographs her mother had saved from that time of her life. “I don’t really know if these landscapes are really what it looks like. But in my memory, that’s what I remember,” she said. “Some of these particular pieces are happy accidents. I could work all of my paintings forever, they are never ¿nished, I don’t think.”

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Quartet brings sunshine and Mozart Community Concert patrons who came to see the Pentaedre Wind Quartet last Wednesday were in for a surprise; it was, in fact, a wind quintet. The ¿ve instruments, bassoon, French horn, clarinet, oboe and Àute blended together amazingly well — it was like hearing a rainbow of sound-colour. In the ¿rst half of the concert, the music transported us to warm and sunny locations. Dos Tropicos by Mathieu Lussier, with its lush harmonies and Latin dance rhythms, created an exotic ambiance. Denis Plante’s Suite Piedra Libre was especially commissioned for

Pentaedre. It showcased different moods of the tango from humorous and witty to deliciously melancholic. A large suite of dances followed: Aires Tropicales by Cuban clarinettist Paquito D’Rivera. For this piece oboist Normand Forget took up an English horn, a reed instrument with an angular mouthpiece and a bell-shaped end that had a rich, warm sound, and Àautist Daniele Bourget played a spell-binding solo on alto Àute that commanded breathless silence in the audience. A vibrant African dance with lively rhythms and bold harmonics received extra applause.

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The second half of the program was inspired by the world of the opera. Giulio Briccialdi’s Quintuor was composed for wind ensemble. It had lovely aria-like melodies and virtuoso passages for clarinet that were masterfully executed by Martin Carpentier. Bassoonist Mathieu

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Kelowna’s AquaJets SnowFest was a training gauge for the KISU swim club. Last weekend’s meet provided a chance to qualify for higher meets. KISU coach Tina Hoeben said her swimmers did great, especially Julia Veidt, Theo Oliver, Myah Nackoney and Belize Souch-Tremblay, who all reached new time levels. “It was very positive in that sense,” said Hoeben. Veidt qualified for age group nationals in the 200-metre breaststroke, Oliver made his first AA time in the 1,500-m freestyle, Nackoney earned her first AAA time in the 50-m freestyle and Souch-Tremblay earned a AA

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The Grey Cup will be in Penticton on Feb. 1 from 9 to 10 a.m. at KVR School. Along with the Grey Cup, Lions players Geroy Simon, Angus Reid and J.R. LaRose will be there. This is part of a province-wide tour that started in Coquitlam. The Grey Cup will stop in Kelowna on Jan. 31 then going to Vernon and Kamloops.

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time in the 50-m freestyle. Veidt, 17, said she was surprised at her performance as she didn’t think she was going fast. Part of the reason she performed well came from knowing some of the swimmers and the stage wasn’t big. “I felt my stroke was good,” said Veidt, who has recovered from knee problems that bothered her in the fall. “I worked hard to have a good race.” Veidt used the SnowFest as a chance to work out her issues and it helped her gain confidence. Nackoney also felt good about her performance and reaching her goal. It was her intention to earn a AAA time, which she accomplished in 32.27 seconds. “I feel I did as best as I could,” she said. “I have been training hard. I want to get AA or AAA time in other events.”

She has noticed improvement in her freestyle swim and has been putting more time into that and her backstroke. Hoeben said there is work to do with the group. Among the areas the swimmers must work on is their fitness levels as well as their skills. Hoeben will have the swimmers focus on how they push off the walls. “Pushing off the walls is a skill,” said Hoeben. “They are getting beat in the underwater stream line. Confidence plays a role as well as breathing control.” Fitness is another area as Hoeben plans to work her swimmers with a 10-kilometre swim to be completed in three hours. The next meets on the radar for KISU is the AA provincial meet to be hosted by Chilliwack in the middle of February, while AAA provincials are in Surrey the following month. (502 Martin St).

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IN BRIEF Legion on Jan. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the action starting at 7 p.m. Promoter Nick Szalanski promises more smack down than before. The main event will feature Okanagan/Interior champion the Unholy Minion who takes on Michael (Top Drawer) More and Penticton’s own KC Andrews, who in town won the prestigous title from Unholy Minion, only

for the Unholy Minion to win it back in Vernon. There will also be live music from Penticton’s Science and the State at halftime. After, fans are welcome to meet the wrestlers at the Fibonacci Roastery. Tickets are $12 and are available at The Grooveyard (239 Main St.), Custom Bilt Tattoo (403 Martin St.) or get your tickets at the door of the Legion hall

Twenty-six for Vees

Joey Benik potted the game winner in a 9-0 Penticton Vees win over the Merritt Centennials to extend their winning streak to 26 games. Leading 3-0 into the third, the Vees scored six times with four power-play goals and scored Àve power-plays on the night on six chances. The Vees host the Salmon Arm SilverBacks on Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre at 7 p.m.

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Curling fans in for a treat when Continental Cup arrives The countdown is on. The host committee for the 2013 Penticton Continental Cup had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Continental Cup in Langley from Jan. 12 to 15. This trip will prove to be invaluable for the preparation of the 2013 Continental Cup of Curling, which will be held early next year. Penticton, you are in for a real treat when we roll out the red carpet for the stars of curling Jan. 10 to 13, 2013. This will be the most prestigious curling event that Penticton has ever seen. Two of the stars that have qualified for the 2013 Continental Cup are Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) and Kevin Martin (Edmonton). These two skips are no strangers to the limelight: Martin has won an Olympic gold medal, a silver medal, one world title and four Briers, while Jones is a fourtime Canadian women’s champion (Scotties) and

the 2008 women’s world champion (held in Vernon). The Continental Cup is a tournament held annually between teams from North America against teams from the rest of the world. Each side is represented by six teams (three women and three men) and competes using a unique points system. If you happen to be a golf fan, the format is similar to the Ryder Cup. There are four main competitions for this fourday event: mixed doubles, singles, teams and skins. Points are awarded for the outcome of each match with a total of 400 on the line. The first team to reach 201 points is declared the winner of the Continental Cup. The first event is the mixed doubles, which is an eight-end game with two rocks (one for each team) in play at the start of each end. Each team consists

three in between. The assignment of which stones to throw by which player may be freely changed between ends, and is simply determined by who throws the first stone. Mixed doubles games are played during the same days of competition Kim Kirkham as the team games, makOn The Button ing up the afternoon draw. of two sweepers and two To determine the mixed throwers of which one doubles matchups, one man and one woman is to captain will name a team play each position. There while the other captain reare six mixed doubles sponds with the team that matches, with six points will oppose them. If you would like to be given for a win in each match (or three points for a volunteer, the first call both teams in the event of will be March 1, 2012. a tie after six ends). Around the At the start of each end, two rocks, one for House each team, starts in play — one inside the house The Penticton Curling and the other guarding. Club is hosting the OkanaFive rocks are played per gan high school playdowns team, with scoring per- beginning Saturday and formed as normal. One wrapping up on Sunday. thrower must throw the Games are at 9 a.m., 12:30 first and last stones of p.m. and 6 p.m. on Satureach end, while the other day; 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. thrower must deliver the and 4 p.m. if necessary

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Like most great inventions, Summerland’s Jai Zachary stumbled upon his idea for combined heat and power technology. “Like the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention,” said Zachary, president of ElectroMotion Energy Corporation. Zachary was having breakfast with the chair of Fortis and they began to discuss his energy costs and the idea of peak demand. Just a week later, an unforgettable cold day in December of 2008, the substation transformer in Summerland blew, cutting off power to residents. It was these two events Zachary credits for his idea to come up with the Revolution. “I’m a bit of an energy hog,” said Zachary, recalling that cold 2008 day. “I have a hot tub, a rack of servers, inÀoor heating and everything went dark and it started to get cold. My servers were ofÀine and I couldn’t do anything. Not only that, my energy bill for gas and heat were going through the roof.” Bills for Zachary were over $900 a month, and he knew there had to be some sort of solution. “No word of a lie, I went out and bought a heat pump because that is very ef¿cient. Then I went out and bought a home backup generator, which uses natural gas so when the power fails it will still run my natural gas furnace,” said Zachary. “They were sitting sideby-side and it was like the chocolate bar and the peanut butter coming together.” The generator creating electricity and heat would keep the energyef¿cient heat pump working. After conducting some experiments and investigating, he realized melding these two technologies would actually be a great idea. “It was like wow this really works, there is something here. I went and

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Chamber celebrates business excellence The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards Gala “On Prosperous Tides” takes place Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Ticket sales are now closed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. followed by the awards. Seating is open so you will want to come early to get your best seat. See you all there. The ¿rst Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business After Business networking event of 2012 will take place Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Barley Mill Pub located at 2460 Skaha Lake Rd. These events are a great opportunity to get to know the host business and meet and mingle with other business people in the community. Chamber members attend for free while future chamber members can check it out by investing $20 at the door or for free as a member guest. The Barley Mill offers a fun atmosphere and its staff and management are looking forward to seeing everyone there. I’ll be there and I hope many of you will too. Bring your business cards. The chamber of commerce will also be holding its annual general meeting on March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn and Suites Ballroom. This is a member-only event which will include the election of the 2012 board of directors. The director nomination form is available on our website at www.penticton. org. Nominations for new directors will close at 4 p.m. March 1. The

gram, which the chamber turned into gift certi¿cates at local restaurants. Each month one lucky company will receive a gift certi¿cate to use as they wish. Congratulations to McCoy Trailers for being our January winner. Bayley’s BrewHaHa “Anything they can brew, u can brew better!” is under new ownership. Jason Cox recently purchased the Penticton and Osoyoos operations of Bayley’s BrewHaHa and he’s enjoying his new role. I was in the Penticton location the other day and Jason said to me, “I love this business. I’ve been missing the neat interaction with people that retail offers and I enjoy the hands-on work.” Bayley’s is full service and utilizes automatic brewing machines

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AGM is a reception-style event with light appies and a cash bar following the meeting. I look forward to seeing a good turn-out of members. Kudos to ABK Restoration Services, the Penticton School of Hair and McCoy Trailers/ Peerless for helping to get Penticton working. All three companies recently hired new people into their local operations. And kudos also to G. Little Electric for donating $500 to the pro-

for consistent quality output. They provide a great selection of quality brand products: Brew House brand beers and R. J. Spagnols (a division of Vincor) and Vineco (a division of Andrew Pellar Estates) wines were some I noticed on the shelves. They also stock all the supplies needed for bottling and some fun accessories. Bayley’s is typically open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

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FORMASHAPE is hiring. APPLY NOW if you are dependable, hard working with 2-3 years work exp. Can you use hand tools and do basic math? Send your resume to HR - fax (250) 766-3337 email jobs@formashape.com

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Looking for 5 workers starting immed. Punjabi preferred. Call (250)493-6523

LADIES BOUTIQUE, Penticton, well established, owner retiring, great opportunity. Phone 250-490-7922 or email j.p.quevillon@shaw.ca

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

Needed: Permanent Seasonal experienced Vineyard & Farm Laborers, April-Nov. $9.56/hr fax: 250-542-5096 ph: 250558-8331 Email resume to: lsvineyard4@gmail.com

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries

Education/Trade Schools

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH all are welcome Sunday Services 10:30 am Testimony Meeting 1st & 3rd Wed. 7:30 pm 608 Winnipeg St.

Listen to “Your Daily Lift” 1-617-450-3430 or online at: christianscience.com spirituality.com

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Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Personals

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Today we share with you the memory of our father.

Ed Stang

Who passed away January 28, 2011 Love your family

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PETLEY MARION “MIN” (nee: Minall) Passed away peacefully at Penticton Regional Hospital with her daughter, Pat, by her side, as were the caring thoughts and prayers from many friends on January 21, 2012. Min is survived by her daughter, Patricia and step-son, George (Dorothy) and their son, Jack, Jr. Sadly predeceased by her husband, Jack and infant daughter, Donna. Min was born in 1918 in Eastend, Saskatchewan, She took nurses training at St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg. Min met Jack in Winnipeg where they enjoyed many outings to the lake and Mom even tried to introduce Dad to the then popular roller skating to music. Min was a 50 year member of the IODE and a community volunteer. She loved hosting parties and served excellent dinners where fun was always the order of the day. Mom’s mind remained sharp and youthful. The twinkle in her eyes and joyful laugh were constants. Health issues required extra support and Mom said she never had a therapist that she didn’t like. Thank you to the many therapists, other caregivers and very special helpers who treated Mom with such respect and helped her remain independent and safe for so long. Penticton Regional Hospital and Dr. Dutchman gave excellent care. A special thank you, as well, to friends, former Corry Place neighbours, the new friends and staff at Athens Creek Lodge and to Al Miller. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for equipment for the Medical Unit at the Penticton Regional Hospital, 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC V2A 3G6 or by phone 250-492-9027. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm. You are invited to bring a photo or a written memory to post on a board for sharing. Please do something special with, or for, a senior in your life. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Financial Services

Home Improvements

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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Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: info@khawk.ca Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

REQUIRED, welder/fabricator for high volume custom aluminum and steel fabrication shop. Applicant should have good mig and tig welding experience, preference given to best fabrications skills. Brake and shear experience an asset. Wage negotiable. Please apply with resume to Hansel Aluminum Products Ltd., 709 Okanagan Ave. E., Penticton, Phone 250 487 1201, Fax 250 487 1201, email hap@shawbiz.ca Window covering installer bright energetic men and women are encouraged to apply. Must have experience with a drill and other tools. Email resume to skyviewblinds@shaw.ca or drop off @ #107-197 Warren Ave E.

WJS is seeking various RCW positions in Penticton, preference will be given to applicants posessing diploma in Human Services field with valid CPR, First Aid, NVCI, and a valid Class 4 DL, prefer at least 1 year experience working with developmentally challended adults, WJS will provide training for the right candidate, please fax resumes to program manager at 250493-2238 or email to: sclubb@wjscanada.com, only candidates who receive an interview will be contacted.

Part-time/on-call driver for airport shuttle/seasonal tour company based in Penticton. Attractive, well-maintained vehicles, pleasant clientele, phone (250)492-1095 or email: info@ambrosiatours.ca

Financial Services

Financial Services

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

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Financial Services

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

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Help Wanted

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SALES PROFESSIONAL Sentes Chevrolet’s business is growing and we are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual who would like become a member of the Sales Team. If you are interested in pursuing a professional sales career in the automotive industry please forward your resume to dougsharpe@sentes.com. Our apprentice program and salary guarantee may be exactly what you are looking for.

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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.

SALES POSITION PARKERS CHRYSLER

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We offer an industry leading training program along with an aggressive starting salary to individuals we feel have the potential to learn and are goal oriented to a career in our industry. Apply in confidence with a professional resume complete with references to Brant Roshinksy from 9:00am - 11:00am (Mon/Tue/Wed). Applicants will be interviewed, short listed and invited to an evening presentation at our Industry and Training Program. We presently have three (3) available positions we are looking to fill with our Best Qualified Applicants.

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

Drywall For all your drywall, boarding, taping & light framing needs. Free estimate, call John (250)809-8708 For all your renovation needs, boarding, painting, taping & texturing. Big & small jobs. 250-490-4085

Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed-Insured-WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

HANDS ON HANDYMAN SERVICES, we do just about everything, reno’s, basement suites, kitchens, bathrooms decks, painting, tile work, etc. 250-493-2525, 250-809-1730 HOME RENOVATIONS-Large or Small.Bathrooms,Basements,Kitchens,etc.Call 250-488-5338.Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos and surrounding areas

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

Trades, Technical

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 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

Merchandise Rentals FOR lease, approx. 4 acres of irrigated land in the city limits of Penticton. Deer fencing in place. Suitable for fruit trees, hay, alfalfa, ground crops. w e n d e n bu r g . w i n e. c o n s u l t ing@gmail.com

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

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Feed & Hay

Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

SINGLA HOMES

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, downtown on Orchard at Martin, large, util. incl., f/s, air, avail. now, Dennis at Realty Executives, 250-493-4372 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 3rd flr, west facing bach ste. no smoking, cat allowed, $580, incl. heat and water, (250)492-7986 5yr old condo, 3rd fl, corner w/balc, 2bd, 2 full bath, 6-appl, inste laundry, a/c, blinds, secure ug prkg, ns, np. refs & DD avail. now, 250-496-5465 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 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 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 Main flr, 1br. ste. for rent, no smoking, cat allowed, $750 incl. heat/water, 250-492-7986

SUMMERLAND 1 BDRM apt D/T. $660/month incl water, sewer and shared laundry. NS Available immediatley. Call 778-516-5535 ext 105 to view.

2bdrm, f/s/w/d, new paint, no pets, ns, ref’s rq., 379 Braid St., Penticton, $950+util., (250)492-2507 after 2pm 2bdrm main flr, recently reno’d, incl. 600sqft deck & hot tub, ac, dw, fenced yard, wireless int. avail., 2min walk from DT on quiet street, $850+util, pet ok, ref’s, (250)490-3060 3 bdrm, Summerland, brand new exec. view, very large, movie star closet, garage, jacuzzi, all applis, $1500. Dennis Realty Exec. 250-493-4372 Oliver 2bdrm house, Tuc El Nuit area, large private yard, attached carport & shop, ns, $950+ util, 250-488-8035, 250809-1185

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. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass $7., Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Feeder Hay $25. 1- 250-546-0420

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

Pets Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2 males & Havanese pups 2 females 2 males, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. black & white cocker spaniel puppies, 3 mo. old, 1st & 2nd shots, $450, (250)499-5397 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. PUREBRED Boston Terrier Pups. 2 males. Born Dec 03/2011. Parents Papered. Black, White & Brindle. 4 further info call 250-368-5047. Ask 4 Char or Al. SHIH TZU X, adorable pups. First shots/dewormed, family raised. Ready to go. $450. 250-542-3077, 250-862-7763

Merchandise for Sale

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

Medical Supplies 4 wheeled able walker, $250, shower commode chair, $650, air floatation therapeutic cushion, $325, raised toilet seat with arms, $35, raised toilet seat, no arms, $25, folding walker, $35, (250)492-8399 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

Furniture

PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE WE BUY AND SELL QUALITY FURNITURE

• Leather Occasional Chairs • Dressers, Hi-Boys • Barristers Bookcases • Lift Recliner New items coming in daily

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

Garage Sales Annual Winter Garage Sale, Sat Jan 28, 8am-1pm. 2974 Paris St (in alley). Yamaha Chopper, m/c parts, tools, toolboxes, trailer kit, re-purposed antique stove, 88 Ford F150 drive line (engine/trans, etc) music gear (straps, books, tapes), stereos & collectibles, some new products . Good items at fair prices. 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

998 Creston Ave. 1 bdrm, f/s, w/d 250-492-7570 1700 Quebec St. Basement Suite, 2 bdrm, utilities incl. W/D, F/S. $1100 101-690 Latimer St. Feb. 1, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, garage. $1600

Misc. Wanted

MOVE IN

INCENTIVES

I want to buy gold coins from all over the world. All years. Call Todd 250-864-3521

241 Scott Avenue

Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

Will buy bags, rolls, containers or piggy banks etc. full of older 10¢, 25¢ & 50¢. 778-932-2316

Musical Instruments

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

296 & 298 Maple Street Townhouses 3 or 4 bdrm - 2½ bath. Ask about our incentives! New Mgmt! 250-490-1215

I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic Gold Silver Change + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

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

Firewood/Fuel

626 Wade Avenue 3 bdrm - F/S, W/D 994 King Street f/s, w/,3 bdrm, 2 bath, family rm & livingroom

For Sale, aluminum roof box and ladder suitable for trades van, $200, (250)492-1095 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. Shoprider, almost new, $1000,AM/FM stereo cassette, made for VW Jetta, $100, (250)493-0729 Tempurpedic queen mattress, 6 months old, A1 condition, original cost, $3000, $800 obo, (250)492-2419

Building Supplies

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.

217 Brunswick Street 2 bdrm/basement/garage

Misc. for Sale

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

Food Products

250-490-1700 250-486-3791

Sporting Goods

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

Cable Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony 1 + 2 Bedroom

250-488-1800 250-488-2881 1 bdrm, Skaha Pl, top flr, avail. Feb. 1, n/p, $650 or $700 incl util., 250-276-9394

Rentals

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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

Stereo / DVD / TV PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm.

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Rentals

Commercial/ Industrial APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business, also 2300 sq.ft. available. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Bays for rent, Summerland, 8720 Alder St., 800-960sqft, $6-$625/mnth., 250-494-8555 Keremeos Downtown, 550 sqft retail, offsite prkng. $500 + utils. Call 250-492-7610

Rooms for Rent room, quiet, clean, sober person wanted, no guests, good location, share kitchen, bath, disability welcome, $395, (250)493-5087

Duplex / 4 Plex 3BDRM duplex, fenced yard, n/p, n/s, near Columbia school, $1100, 250-493-1201

Suites, Lower

Penticton downtown, lower 2 bdrm + den, all appl. patio, fenced yard, new paint & updates. Avail Feb 1. $1150/mo + utils. (604)533-0302

2bdrm basement suite avail. now, close to Wiltse school, spacious, natural light, f/s, cable & internet, ns, np, 250492-3856 or 250-328-8757 2BDRM, near Wiltse school in Penticton, n/s, n/p no-laundry $800, includes util, 250-4866357, 250-460-2476

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

4bdrm, 2ba, 4appl., ns, np, avail. immed. $1200+util., (250)462-0669

Kingsview Properties

FOR RENT • 250-493-7626

ONE BEDROOM

TWO BEDROOM

Utilities Included

Utilities Included

RENTALS

(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, 4th flr, f/s, a/c, secure OK Falls: Feb. 1st, 1 bdrm house, w/ building & pking. Avail. Now $64500 incl. water detached guest room, F/S, W/D, 1 bath, garage & lrg fenced yard w/deck $77500 Bassett: 2 bdrm house w/garage & fenced +utilities yard. F/S, W/D, F/P. Avail. Now. Pets ok. $95000 Pent. Ave. 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath apartment on Downtown: 1 bdrm/bach, F/S, A/C, decks, main floor. F/S, D/W, A/C, insuite storage incl. pkg. $60000-$64500 incl. util & cable with carport pkg. $77500 incl. water. Property Management

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $650

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) $850 View of Skaha Beach, top flr, avail until May 31, 2012 5 appl, extra storage, cov’d parking, incl cable. Avail. NOW (A328) $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)

FURNISHED:

For Sale By Owner

$1000

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

Houses For Sale

Rentals

Furnished 2 bdrm home on lakefront in Naramata, 2 bath. Avail. from NOW until June 30th. (OT424)

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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 Lg attractive 1 bdrm & den in S’land. Nice yard,quiet area, handy to downtown. $740/mo includes util, cable, lndry, private entrance, parking. Suitable for single person.Refs reqd. NP NS. 250-494-4041

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 Upper suite available for rent, 2bdrm, 1bath, just under 1000sqft., older home, completely renovated. The utilities etc. are split between upper and lower suites, they’re not included. Laundry facilities on both floors, not shared, suites both have private entry. Extremely private location with no neighbors visible even when sitting on the front deck. Side yard has a concrete patio; again completely private and the back yard is large and completely fenced. There is a garage on the property that is not included in the rental, though there will be storage for the lawnmower etc provided. The yard is completely landscaped and fenced with a large deck on the front. No smokers please and no pets. References required. Walking distance to downtown and Okanagan beach Long term renters preferred, $1,100/mo. Avail. Feb 1st. I have a bunch of pictures, let me know when you reply if you’d like to see them. Please reply to bhanover@telus.net but don’t be afraid of my spam filter, you’ll have to type the word in the box to get through to my inbox.

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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 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 $10,800 obo 250-307-0002 2007 Dodge 1-ton Crewcab, 6.7 Cummins diesel,Must sell. $18,500. 250-540-7695 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $7500 obo 250-307-3170

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool at 6:30 p.m. followed by Okie Dokie karaoke. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has Friday night dances with Buzz Byer starting at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. All welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by J.C. Wilson at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at

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1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1 p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. SOUTH MAIN DROPIN Centre has Tai Chi Chuan at 10 a.m., cardio dance at 11:10 a.m., new beginner line dance at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with Jack at 6 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. ALCOHOLICSANONYMOUS 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. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361

Ade Ave. LEGION LADIES HAS a pork loin dinner with all the trimmings for $8 at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Gail Riddall in the hall at 502 Martin St. CELEBRATING FAMILY LITERACY day with a bedtime story from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2469 South Main St. Wear your pjs and bring your teddy bear. Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind will be read.

SATURDAY January 28

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 sock hop dance 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 crib at 10 a.m., dropin darts/pool, meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at

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“New Beginnings” - a Wedding Planning supplement on February 15th. We want your Wedding or Engagement photos to be included in this special feature. Readers can submit a photo of the happy couple along with information on where and when the ceremony took place or will take place, the couple’s hometown, as well as any other pertinent details. The Western News will run the announcement free of charge. Limited to space available. Announcements should be sent to the Penticton Western News by February 7th, 5pm. Penticton Western News, Att. Editor, 2250 Camrose Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 8R1 or by e-mail to <editor@pentictonwesternnews.com>.

5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Hal. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has partner cribbage the first and third Saturday each month. 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. P ENTICTON P UBLIC 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. CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION is offering a free educational and interactive event on what people need to know about diabetes at the Day’s Inn on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Reserve your seat by calling 1-888-628-9494 or email interiorbc@diabetes.ca.

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January 29 SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil

Sajna at the South Main Drop-In Centre on South Main Street. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has a crib tournament at 9 a.m. for $15, dog races, meat draw, door prizes and last man standing at 2:30 p.m. C ANADIAN R OYAL LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. ANAVETS HAS HORSE races and mystery draw 2 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from noon to 4 p.m. Mystery draw at 4 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. THE CANNERY TRADE Centre and Market has winter markets every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with partial proceeds to the B.C. SPCA. 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.


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PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250-809-2087 for info. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with Hazel at 7 p.m. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus has Step Out, Have Fun, Come Sing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and

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M ENTAL W ELLNESS CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. AL-ANON has a men’s only meeting at 7 p.m. at the United Church. Call 250-490-9272 for info. S ENIORS W ELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church at 696 Main St. ANAVETS HAS POOL and dart leagues at 7 p.m. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. ALCOHOLICS 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. MARTIN HOUSE HAS a daily program for 16 to 30-year-olds with a diagnosis of mood disorder, anxiety disorder and/or psychosis. The program is Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at 205 Martin St. Drop by or contact Mental Wellness Centre at 250-493-7338 for more info. OKANAGAN COLLEGE PUBLIC Speaker Series presents Laurie Carter and Bruce Kemp discussing touring tips for Reluctant Guides and Eager Explorers at 7 p.m. in the lecture theatre. Admission by donation. C OMPLETE H EALTH IMPROVEMENT Program has a free one hour session at 7 p.m. in the SDA Church Hall at 290 Warren Ave. West. For info call, Connie at 250496-5966.

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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. M ENTAL W ELLNESS CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. P ENTICTON N AVAL 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 250-4602466 or Niki at 250-4600798. P E N T I C T O N TOASTMASTERS MEETS every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shatford Centre at 760 Main St. Toastmasters is an excellent way to enhance confidence, speaking and leadership skills in a fun, supportive setting. Membership is open to anyone 18 and up. Guests are always welcome and allowed up to three free meetings. Call 250-4922362 for more info. PENTICTON 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. S ENIORS W ELLNESS SOCIETY has an open house in its new location at 102-301 Main St. from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. PENTICTON MUSEUM BROWN bag lectures has Marlow Sam discussing the Okanagan River: Impacts of its radical transformation from noon to 1 p.m.

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RCMP responded to the following property crime reports within the city of Penticton in December 2011: 10 vehicle thefts – On December 1st RCMP stopped a vehicle with an invalid license plate during routine school zone enforcement at Uplands School. The vehicle was found to have been stolen during a large-scale residential break and enter which had occurred on November 11th on Princeton-Summerland Road. One of the passengers, a 46 year old male, was arrested in connection with a theft of metal out of Summerland. He is currently in custody facing several other charges stemming from a vehicle and wire theft file in Kelowna. The driver, a 37 year old male, was also arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. He is currently on conditions awaiting court. 20 thefts from vehicles 4 commercial B&Es – On December 6th RCMP responded to an alarm at Easy Home at 1301 Main St. A 29 year old male was located nearby in possession of two computers which had been stolen from the business as well as other items stolen from Wal-Mart. He was arrested and released on conditions. On December 15th

the same male was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. He is now in custody awaiting court. 11 residential B&Es 3 robberies – On December 7th a 31 year old male entered Britannia Pies on W. Industrial Ave. and demanded cash, indicating that he had a weapon. The lone employee gave him $50 at which time the suspect fled in a vehicle. He was arrested soon afterwards in Keremeos following a second robbery and a motor vehicle collision. He is currently in custody facing charges of robbery, dangerous operation of a vehicle and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. On December 1st a complainant reported that two unknown males assaulted him and tried to steal his bag while he was walking near Railway St. The victim fought them off and the males fled on foot. On December 26th a pizza delivery driver reported that three young males had stolen a pizza from him and threatened him with a wrench. Police continue to investigate these incidents.

If you have any information about these incidents or any other crime please contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DISCLAIMER: This document is the property of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen RCMP. Statistics are based on police reports derived directly from PRIME-BC and should be considered preliminary, as they do not represent official statistics submitted to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as per UCR II scoring guidelines. Maps and statistics are based on founded occurrences only, and do not reflect incidents which were determined, upon police attendance, to be unfounded or unsubstantiated. Maps and statistics reflect only the most serious offence on each file. Maps may not display all reported property crimes for the given time period.

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