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CITY RELEASES DETAILS ON LAND SALE Simone Blais

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Penticton could be issuing a call for buyers as early as the end of March to sell city-owned Eckhardt Avenue lands through a public RFP process, as one way of resolving the failed hockey dorm project. In an exclusive interview with the Western News Thursday, Penticton Mayor Dan Ashton, chief administrative of¿cer Annette Antoniak and development services director Anthony Haddad gave a step-by-step accounting of what transpired leading up to the sale of the city lands on Eckhardt Avenue, the construction process, how the city found out things were going sideways and what was next for the site. Although land sales typically fall under incamera subject matter, they said the city was re-

leasing the information after hearing many from the community ask for details. “We also feel we have a responsibility to disclose the information. It’s a bit of a dif¿cult one because some of the legalities around it, but we feel it’s important to provide our residents with the facts,” Antoniak said. “That’s really important. These are the facts. There’s lots of rumours and innuendo Àying around out there. These are the facts,” Ashton said, adding an open letter to residents and chronology of events will be on the city’s website. The mayor said that the sequence of events began in 2009, when the Okanagan Hockey School approached the city about securing the option to buy the Eckhardt land and building a dormitory project to round out its offerings to students and families. “That hockey school is an integral part of op-

erations of not only the events centre, but Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena. I know it’s an entity that other municipalities would love to have,” Ashton said. “There has to be a distinction between the hockey school and their entity and what another gentleman put in as Okanagan Elite Hockey Association, which is totally separate.” The school had one year to come up with plans and ¿nancing to buy the land, but Ashton said the option expired without any progress, and the school mentioned that it felt a development project was outside its area of expertise. A realtor then approached the mayor in September of 2011, representing a developer interested in buying the land. Ashton and former councillor Mike Pearce met with Loren Reagan and Mike Elphicke at a restaurant, and the pair expressed interest in the property and asked if it could be for sale. Ashton said they said it could

be for a fair market value. “They expressed that they wanted to be the purveyors of the hockey dormitory. They would like to build this, a dormitory for Okanagan Hockey School,” Ashton said. The next time Ashton met with Reagan was at the boardroom of the Ramada, and he brought Antoniak and Haddad as well. The principals had been there for two days meeting with architects, engineers and construction contractors to draw up plans, schematics and timelines. The intention was to buy the land and begin construction immediately so the project could open by September 2012. “It was the who’s-who of contractors in the room,” Ashton recalled, noting that it gave city of¿cials con¿dence the process would move ahead.

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Teachers bristle at contract legislation Steve Kidd Western News Staff

Kevin Epp doesn’t think Premier Christy Clark should have been wearing a pink shirt in support of antibullying day Wednesday, considering the nature of the legislation just announced by Education Minister George Abbott. Bill 22 imposes a cooling off period, extending the teachers’ previous contract to June 2012 and appoints a mediator to help the B.C. Teachers Federation and the B.C. Public Schools Employers Association come to a negotiated agreement. It also contains a $175 million learning improvement fund that the province says will put more money into the classroom and improves support for students and teachers. The move prompted teachers to announce strike action for next week. “We are truly disappointed by the union’s decision to hold a three-day strike beginning next week,â€? said Abbott. “A strike of this nature will signiÂżcantly disrupt student learning and creates tremendous concern for parents and families.â€? Epp, president of the Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union, pointed out Bill 22 also sets out a strict set of guidelines for the mediator, removes class size and composition from the negotiating table and sets new class size limits. It also imposes severe Âżnancial penalties if strike action should continue after the bill is passed — $475 per day per teacher and higher Âżnes for union leaders and the BCTF. “I haven’t felt this disgusted since Bill 26 and 27 stripped our contract in 2001,â€? said Epp. “Yesterday, when

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KVR MIDDLE SCHOOL teacher Sandy Hodson dishes up a special treat for one of the students this week as part of her non-instructional tasks. Teachers are set to begin strike action Monday.

Minister Abbott introduced Bill 22, what he put out was a clear road map that the Liberal government has to destroy the relationship with teachers ‌ to completely take away the small protections that were in place for students in terms of class size limits and support for special needs students.� Epp said that Bill 22 removes the teachers’ input in determining whether the class limit can be exceeded, or allowing more than three students

with special education needs. Now, he said, administrators will be able to make that decision alone. “Districts can build the classes to the absolute maximum in every single classroom without any further repercussions,â€? said Epp. “The most efÂżcient way to save dollars is to pack classrooms and further take away any kind of support for special needs students.â€? Abbott said the learning improve-

ment fund is aimed at helping special needs students, including the possibility of hiring more teachers and educational assistants or expanding the skill sets of existing educators. While the process is changing, Okanagan Skaha Board of Education chair Ginny Manning expects teachers will still be involved in the decision-making process, and hopes changes to the process will be positive.

“The process will change from what it has been,� said Manning. “The current process is dysfunctional, you can see that from the inordinate amount of grievances and the enormous amount of money that goes to arbitration that could go to the classroom.� Manning recognizes that the legislation will likely cause some hard feelings on the part of the teachers, but added that the district will be working to maintain their good relations with the instructional staff. “We understand how hard they work and how many hours they put in and how much they care for kids,� said Manning, adding that the district supported a recent resolution from the B.C. School Trustees Association encouraging the province to bring in a mediator to help settle the dispute. “A negotiated settlement is the best solution to any dispute of this nature,� said Manning. Epp said the teachers would have welcomed the move as well, but in this case, the mediator will be working under a narrow mandate set out in Bill 22. Abbott, however, said the BCTF stance on the mediator isn’t constructive, especially since they had been requesting just that. “When we committed to a mediator and put in issues that were requested by both the employer and the BCTF, but were going to have that structured on the basis of net zero, the disposition of the BCTF to embrace a mediator suddenly changed and it became a nefarious thing aimed at undermining the union,� said Abbott. “I still believe that having a thoughtful, constructive mediator is the route to having a negotiated settlement.�

Teachers poised to begin three-day strike Monday Steve Kidd Western News Staff

Parents in the South Okanagan will be scrambling to make child-care plans for next week as teachers in both area school districts join their colleagues across B.C. in a three-day strike starting Monday. Wendy Hyer, superintendent for the Okanagan Skaha School District, said plans are in place for dealing with the strike, but asked parents to co-operate by keeping their children at home or making other care arrangements. Schools will be open, she said, but school buses will not be running and they will not be able to provide an instructional program for the

students with only administrative staff on hand. “We can’t guarantee adequate levels of supervision,� she said. “The schools will be open, and all schools would have at least one administrator. But one administrator can’t supervise 200 kids.� A total of 27,946 teachers voted yes in a provincewide vote conducted Tuesday and Wednesday. In all, 32,209 teachers cast ballots, with 87 per cent voting yes. Teachers have been without a contract since June 2011, with limited job action since the start of the school year. Earlier this week, the B.C. Labour Relations Board approved an escalation in the teachers’ job action, ruling teachers could stage a three-day strike once, as well as a single day per week after the initial walk out.

However, the strike and ongoing job action aren’t expected to last long, after the government introduced legislation Tuesday making any strike by teachers illegal until Aug. 13, and ordering them to return to their full duties. Along with the lack of classes, the districtwide science fair and the Okanagan Valley concert band festival, planned to start Monday, have been cancelled. Summerland Secondary science teacher Raj Gupta, who organizes the annual science fair, said he is making alternative plans to judge the student’s projects. “A plan will be in place as soon as we come back to have those projects judged. We are part of a larger chain here,� said Gupta, referring to the regional and national fairs that winning proj-

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Students dressed in pink Àooded into Cherry Lane shopping centre on Wednesday morning to take a stand against bullying. “Dork, weird, nerd, spoiled and odd. At some point in life we have all felt the pain caused by social bullying,” said Skaha Lake Middle School student Harnish Bhandhal. A sea of pink shirts stretched from one end of Cherry Lane to the other as SLMS students performed dance moves in a Àash mob that started at 11:30 a.m. The students have been perfecting their moves since the fall in anticipation of Feb. 29, national anti-bullying day, or what has also been called Pink Shirt Day. “I know that bullying hurts a

lot and almost everyother students to join video-online them at school wearing one has been bullied. I have been bullied quite www.pentictonwesternnews.com pink. Over 300 showed a bit myself, so I really up. feel strong about ending it,” said Louise Ganton, a counsellor at Bhandhal. “People are losing their SLMS, said the idea for the Àash friends and family because what mob was created last year when is going on right now. It’s horrible thinking of ways the school could and we want to end it so nobody is bring awareness to bullying and feeling like a social outcast or feel- Pink Shirt Day. ing down. Everyone should feel “Knowing the students, I think con¿dent and strong about them- a lot of them feel that this is a reselves.” ally important topic, so I think that The students told the story of is something they really get behind Nova Scotians David Shepherd and because they have all experienced Travis Price. In 2007, the duo along bullying,” said Ganton. “It gives with teenage friends organized a them an opportunity to all come protest by wearing pink shirts to together because they all have to stand united for a fellow classmate work together to make this happen who was being bullied for wearing and that was something that was a pink polo shirt at school. The two really important. I’m really proud students bought 50 pink shirts and of our students and I think they retank tops and sent out messages to ally had fun and learned a lot.”

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Oliver man denies sex assault Kristi Patton Western News Staff

An Oliver man on trial for sexually inappropriate behaviour with his girlfriend’s pre-teen daughter told RCMP he is “not interested in children.” “There is nothing funny going on here, it is just a mix-up,” the man told an Oliver RCMP of¿cer. Video of the man’s interview with RCMP was played in the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday, in which the man gave several explanations of how the child could have confused situations or got ideas. The man said he had been caught coming out of the shower a few times by the girl, which could explain how she knew what his penis looked like. He admitted he had laid the girl down for bedtime and on a few occasions had fallen asleep beside her, and it was possible his “hand could have been somewhere it shouldn’t be,” but purely by accident. “I don’t want sex with an 11-year-old child. That is not

something I am interested in,” said the man in the video interview with RCMP. The man, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference with a person under 16 and touching a young person for a sexual purpose. In October, the girl testi¿ed in court that the man said sexual things to her, would come into her room and touch her private area, and one afternoon came home and attempted to penetrate her. The girl said she was afraid to tell anyone because the man made threats against her family and that no one would believe her. The allegations came to light when the girl stayed home from school one day because she was sick. Her teacher drove her to the restaurant where the girl’s mother worked, and before seeing her out of the vehicle asked what was bothering her student. The girl then nodded when asked if there was something inappropriate happening at home. The Oliver man said in the RCMP video, the child watched a

lot of adult content on television, and during one period of time when she was sick with a temperature of 106 she could have become confused about what was happening. The man said his girlfriend, the girl’s mom, had also made him check the daughter’s vagina by spreading her legs apart while she sat in the bathroom to see if there was anything wrong with her medically. He told the RCMP of¿cer he felt uncomfortable doing this and it was done in a “parental” manner to see if anything was wrong with her. The man also said the mother of the child was standing in the bathroom with them when he touched the girl in her private area to determine if anything was wrong. The defence began mounting an argument in October that the girl had lied to her mother before and that she did not get along with her mother or the live-in boyfriend, pointing out that they quite often got into yelling matches. The Oliver man has a scheduled court date of March 12 to ¿x a date to continue the trial.

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SALE - Legal search revealed nothing “We were there from the city advising them on the zoning issues, the setbacks and parameters that go into that site should it be rezoned to accommodate this development. We were there to advise them from the regulatory side of things,” Haddad said, noting he does meet with developers for “pre-application meetings” to help them ¿nalize their plans. “We’re constantly asked for feedback before anyone comes in to see if it’s viable.” Shortly after that meeting at the Ramada, the realtor contacted the city to note an offer was being put together to buy the land. Council was presented with the offer from 0922883 B.C. Ltd. on Oct. 17 during an in-camera meeting. On Oct. 25, Antoniak said that the city conducted a corporate search and a legal database was searched for civil court judgments against the company. “We did our own due diligence, because we wanted to know who the numbered company was. There weren’t any issues through the searches we did,” she said. “There was nothing to suggest any issues.” Haddad said, in general, credit and criminal records checks are not part of the approvals process. “For the purchase or sale of city-owned property, we do not typically do research into the background of who’s purchasing the property,” he said, noting there’s several ¿nancial and legal steps individuals and organizations must meet for the process to continue. “But there’s no historical research.”

Antoniak said they had done more research in part because of a recent land sale on Munson Mountain to a local individual. It required two extensions due to ¿nancing, and ultimately took six months to close. “We wouldn’t have done a criminal check on him, he simply wouldn’t close. That’s our normal practice, but here we did take it a step further,” Antoniak said, listing the searches they conducted. “There was nothing that we could ¿nd anywhere that suggested there were any issues.” The same day of the corporate searches, drilling equipment was placed on site without the city’s permission. For the full story and corresponding documents issued by the city, visit www.pentictonwesternnews. com.

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EDITORIAL Political fortunes rest with teachers’ dispute

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ext year’s provincial election could be won or lost by how the B.C. Liberal party plays its cards in the ongoing dispute with the province’s teachers. The teachers have been on a relatively lowkey strike since September. There were concerns then about how job action would affect kids in the classroom. Fortunately, judging by the dearth of complaints, it seems most teachers have kept the drawn-out labour negotiations from inconveniencing parents or politicizing students. But this week’s vote to escalate the strike is a magnitude beyond holding back grades on report cards or piling paperwork on administrators. With teachers poised to walk off the job on Monday, you can bet the public is going to pay a lot more attention to this issue. The government has now begun debate on legislation that will prevent further job action, but that alone will not settle the issue. Teachers spend a lot of time with our kids and play a vital role in the health of our local communities. Portraying these frontline workers as greedy or easily replaceable will do little to bolster the Liberals’ Àagging support. Indeed, legislating teachers back to work instead of working harder to negotiate a deal will effectively arm the NDP with more ammo ahead of the May 14, 2013 vote. Any currency the Liberals had from the public’s disdain of previous NDP regimes has long been used up. Unless Premier Christy Clark is in a hurry to go back to her radio job, she needs to stay away from the kind of comment she recently made on her former employer’s station. Clark said she didn’t think the province could make a deal with the teachers. That’s simply not true. The time has come to appoint a mediator and agree to abide with whatever decisions he or she makes. Teachers, by their considered actions, have so far earned the public’s respect. Now is the province’s chance to do the same.

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Putin’s victory will be short-lived Vladimir Putin is going to win the presidential election in Russia on March 4. In theory, that gives him six more years in power, and the right to run for a further six-year term after that. (He got around the constitutional ban on more than two consecutive terms as president by spending the past four years as prime minister.) But it’s very unlikely that Putin will be ruling Russia 12 years from now. The latest opinion poll predicts that Putin will win 66 per cent of the votes cast on Sunday, but he’s lucky that the presidential election is happening now and not a year from now, because his support is eroding fast. People are losing their fear of his regime, and the corruption issue is biting deeper and deeper. The recent street demonstrations in Russia’s big cities are important, but the occasional outbreaks of open mockery of Putin in the media are an even better indication of which way the wind is blowing. A case in point is Ksenia Sobchak, one of Russia’s most popular bloggers, whose television talk show, Where Is Putin Taking Us?, was cancelled after the ¿rst episode because she invited protest leader Alexei Navalny on the show. She struck back with a video

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Dyer Straits mocking celebrities who have recorded messages endorsing Putin’s election campaign. It opens with a close-up of a rather bedraggled looking Ms. Sobchak earnestly urging Russians to vote for Putin. “Now is not the time to rock the boat and we should rally round one leader,” she concludes, the producer shouts “cut” — and the camera pulls back to show that she is tied to a chair and Àanked by armed guards. Mockery is an effective weapon because it undercuts people’s fear of speaking out, but it’s the corruption that is really damaging Putin’s standing. The corruption is not personal: Putin made his pile in the ¿rst few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as amply documented in Masha

Gessen’s brave and meticulously researched new book The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. He has no need to steal any more. However, turning a blind eye to corruption has become the main way that Putin’s regime gains and keeps collaborators. As one of his ex-KGB former collaborators from St Petersburg, Viktor Cherkesov, told the Spanish newspaper El Pais last October, “Putin doesn’t pay much attention to theft, because he reckons everyone steals.” Most people who work for his regime do indeed steal — but the public is paying attention, and slowly but surely it is drawing conclusions even in the slumbering heartlands of Russia. Putin lives in fear of another “colour” revolution like the Orange one that swept away the former Ukrainian regime or the Rose Revolution in Georgia, but when the time comes in Russia it won’t take a revolution to change things. The country is already a democracy in form, and to a certain extent in substance too. Putin actually has to get elected, and he can only go so far in trying to bend electoral outcomes to his will. His tough-guy image still appeals to some Russian voters, but

it is getting old. The economy, for global reasons largely beyond Putin’s control, is no longer producing dramatic growth. As a result United Russia, Putin’s own party, fell below 50 per cent of the votes for the ¿rst time since its foundation in last December’s parliamentary election. It might have fallen even further if not for large-scale fraud in the counting of the votes. That fraud triggered the ¿rst major public protests in Russia since Putin came to power, and the regime has already been forced to retreat on several fronts. Regional governors will once again be elected directly (Putin was appointing them instead), and it will become signi¿cantly easier to register new political parties in Russia. Putin is demagogic, cunning and ruthless, but he is not actually a dictator and his regime is more fragile than it looks. If it loses popular support, the question is not whether it will also lose power, but only when. Will Russians be willing to wait six years until the next scheduled presidential election, or will they ¿nd a (hopefully legal) way to push him out a good deal sooner? Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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MP must consider all views

In my relatively brief time both as a city councillor and a member of Parliament, I have come to greatly appreciate the diversity of opinion on many important issues. It is part of the democratic process that citizens at times will agree to disagree on certain issues. I welcome the views of citizens like Mr. Bruce Turnbull, however, what Mr. Turnbull may not realize is that there are other citizens who do not share his views on certain topics. Perhaps Mr. Turnbull believes that his views alone should govern how an elected of¿cial votes in government, but I must respectfully disagree. While such thinking may appease Mr. Turnbull’s political leanings, it would unquestionably be unfair to those citizens who share a different perspective and voted accordingly. This is the challenge in any democratic environment, and respecting that a majority of citizens at times may support policy that

we may not personally agree with can be a dif¿cult pill for some to swallow. From personal experience I can relate to my time on city council and proposing that mayor and councillors receive no automatic annual pay increase. Without a fellow councillor seconding my motion that year it failed, and clearly I was in the minority. Currently in my new role as a member of Parliament, I have publicly made a commitment to vote in favour of changes to the MP pension plan that are more respectful to taxpayers. Not unlike with my experience as a city councillor, not all members of Parliament agree with my position on this issue. However, in response to the allegations from Mr. Turnbull, I can con¿rm that the majority of the citizens who have contacted me have made it clear that they believe changes should be made to the MP pension plan and that is why I will support these views in Ot-

Torture never acceptable Cure needed for diabetes

This is an open letter to Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas. As a proud Canadian I particularly want to distance myself from any endorsement of torture. I am sure other citizens in your riding are opposed to the use of torture and I cannot believe that anyone with respect for human rights can condone it. I certainly expect better from you. To remind you of what you appear to have forgotten, I recommend a visit to the following links (you will have to cut and paste both of them): http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_ Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse” http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#60_Minutes_II_ broadcast_and_aftermath” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse#60_Minutes_II_ broadcast_and_aftermath. I believe that authorizing CSIS to use torture brands the Conservative government as a disgrace to our nation and, as a consequence, all of the citizens of our nation, not just those who allowed Prime Minister Harper to become a dictator, have to bear the same stigma. Are you in favour of torture? Please let me know. John Gillick Penticton

I appeal to anyone needlessly suffering from diabetes. Do you know a diabetic that wakes up and says: “Oh boy, another four or ¿ve shots of insulin and a handful of pills. I feel great! Let’s prick my ¿nger all day long to test my glucose levels, and see how wonderful I’m doing today.” Nobody likes being diabetic. So if you knew of a potential cure for diabetes, you’d share it, right? Fast-forward to the movies Forks Over Knives and Simply Raw - Curing Diabetes in 30 Days. Wow, a potential cure? When you suggest to a diabetic that they can cure their disease, why is it met with so much disbelief and resistance? Do they say: “My doctors say I will be on insulin shots for the rest of my life, so there’s nothing I can do.” If diabetics change their diet and lifestyle, they can potentially cure themselves. That means no more drugs, no more needles and no more sickness. Cure, people, cure. Diabetes is increasing like never before, and by spending billions you’d think we’d be getting healthier, but we’re not. We need to do something else. It will cost the U.S. $175 billion to try and combat diabetes this year alone. Canadians will spend nearly $17 billion per year by 2020. You have a choice — please watch the movies. Empower yourself. When you get angry, and you will, please remember

tawa. I am accountable to the citizens of Okanagan Coquihalla and that is why I have taken a clear position supporting changes to the MP pension plan precisely as a majority of citizens in this riding have stated support for. As another example, recently I voted in favour of ending the long gun registry. Not all citizens agreed with my position on this issue, however, an overwhelming majority of citizens contacted me weekly and at times daily in support of ending the registry. Hearing the concerns of citizens is very important to me. When I was ¿rst elected to council I made a commitment to always return your calls. It was a commitment I was pleased to honour as a city councillor and is one I will continue to stand behind as your member of Parliament.

that your doctor is doing the best job they have been taught to do. Yes, it’s great to have all of the good things in life, but “having diabetes” isn’t one of them. Go get your life back. Note: Studies show that even Type 1 diabetes can be cured or, at the very least, you’ll lower your medications and feel better. None of this should be done without the strict supervision of a health professional. If your doctor won’t help you, ¿nd one that will. It has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. James Chicalo Penticton

Teacher not convincing

The other day a friend asked me what I would do if Kevin Epp, president of the Skaha Teachers’ Union, responded to my letter. “Will you rip him apart?” they asked. After reading Mr. Epp’s rebuttal, I think the gaping holes he left himself are far bigger than I could rip apart. Mr. Epp makes the insinuation that “I am attempting to mislead” — you know this because? You don’t. Plain and simple. Nor am I. Assessment data is the results, and to “hide them”, as Mr. Epp seems to insinuate, defeats the entire purpose. You’ve heard the phrase “Track, rank and publish”? As the group you represent is employed by the government and paid by taxpayer dollars, why shouldn’t we have the right to see that info? Why shouldn’t

Dan Albas Okanagan Coquihalla MP

school boards have the right to see problem spots and address it. Tell me, if you owned a widget making company with four employees — two of them made 10 pieces per hour, one made eight and the other made three, would you not have concern with the one making three? Of course you would. As for your “whining”, I challenge you to have ¿ve outside business professionals read your letters and tell me they are not lopsided, biased and only address what you want rather than the entire picture. Everything is negative from the employer’s perspective, and oh the poor teachers and what they have to put up with. Gobbledygook. Two sides to every story, and it’s sad that someone supposedly educated as yourself tries to play that card. Lastly, you made me laugh. Your comment of “teachers want to teach, not rank” is priceless. Could you imagine the Olympic Games if everyone just showed up to participate? Every business “ranks” sales, productivity, etc. and the world will continue to. Preparing our kids for this in the real world should be a given. And why then, when I turn on my TV and see the B.C. teachers advertisement, does the last thing that pops on screen is “B.C. Teachers rank ninth in pay”. Again, you did this to yourself. I’m just pointing it out.

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Business advocates in Penticton are extending an olive branch to the city in the hopes of keeping marketing momentum moving forward this coming tourist season. Jason Cox, president of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, said the organization has made itself available to the City of Penticton as it develops its next plan for tourism, economic development and visitor information services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are just concerned about the state of things in the hospitality industry,â&#x20AC;? Cox said Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some 20 per cent of our membership is represented in that industry. We are obviously concerned for them that in the process of this decision from last October until now, nothing has been accomplished. No marketing has been done, no budgets have been assigned.â&#x20AC;? He said that the community is â&#x20AC;&#x153;clearly dividedâ&#x20AC;? over how tourism marketing should be handled, and he has discussed the matter

both with the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liaison Coun. John Vassilaki and Mayor Dan Ashton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope we can help move the city past this impasse,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most important thing, what everybody wants, is for the community to do well and have a good, healthy tourist season in 2012, 2013 and beyond.â&#x20AC;? In November, Penticton council awarded the contract to provide tourism, economic development and visitor information services to the Ă&#x20AC;edgling Penticton Business Development Group, which proposed to form a non-proÂżt society, name a city-approved directors board and hire a CEO to oversee operations. The contract was effective Jan. 1, wrapping up the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-time agreement to offer the city services. Shortly after the announcement, however, the Penticton Hospitality Association expressed concern that hotel and motel owners were not consulted about the change. As a result, operators voted against allowing the PBDG to handle the approximate $425,000 fund generated from the additional hotel room tax â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a two-per-cent tax on room

rates collected by accommodators in town. Their approval is required to extend the tax, which is due for renewal this July. Without a budget to operate, the PBDG folded and the chair resigned last week. Association representatives said last week they were â&#x20AC;&#x153;working around the clockâ&#x20AC;? to come up with a proposal to give to the city regarding tourism. Ashton said several individuals were working on the matter, and that he hoped to have an update during the next council meeting, set for Monday. Cox said he was unsure what legalities the city faces with respect to the contract now, such as whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required to go back out to RFP to Âżnd bidders to run the services. Should an RFP come out, he said, the chamber would have to evaluate the details. In the interim, he said, the chamber hopes the city will embark on a consultation process with various stakeholder groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;More fundamentally before they go out with a contract, they need to have a conversation,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Bands are warming up their guitars and slipping on their boxing gloves as they get ready to duel for a spot on stage to kick off the Rock the Peach festival. Submissions are being accepted until March 8 for the Rock the Peach Battle of the Bands competition. The winner will get a spot on the main stage opening night of the three day festival in Penticton this July. “For the Friday night kickoff party we still have the opening slot open and we have been getting so many submissions from bands in the Okanagan and beyond that we thought lets have a battle of the bands. We have had probably 60 submissions already,” said Vanessa Jahnke, one of the Rock the Peach organizers. There will be 12 bands that will be pre-selected to have the opportunity to audition at the Barking Parrot in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. There will be three rounds of battles with the grand ¿nale taking place on April 6 that will feature the winners of each round. Each round consists of four bands, performing three songs each. At least two of those songs must be originals and one can be a cover. “The panel of judges will have a point system to score each band on, but the audience will also have a say through applause,” said Jahnke.

Each of the rounds are being held at the Barking Parrot and those wanting to come and listen are being charged $5 at the door, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Giving Others a Boost. The non-pro¿t group showcases entrepreneurs or small businesses, wineries, musicians and artists at events held every two months. The proceeds of those functions go directly to charities in the South Okanagan, which are also featured at the events. Jahnke said there are about three slots left to ¿ll the three-day Rock The Peach festival lineup. Most recently Jesse Cook was announced. The Juno winning guitarist has been amazing people

with his technique for years. “I’m so excited for him. He is so amazing and such an amazing performer,” said Jahnke. The Friday lineup has The Steadies, Treble Charger and Collective Soul so far. On Saturday Good For Grapes, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Three Dog Night, War and Sam Roberts Band are scheduled. The ¿nal day of the festival features Ridley Bent, Walk Off The Earth, Glass Tiger, Jesse Cook and Ronnie Dunn (from Brooks and Dunn). Submissions for Battle of the Bands can be sent to info@rockthepeach.ca, or by dropping off your CD at the Rock the Peach of¿ce at #209-212 Main St.

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The House I Loved falls with dull characters and weak motivation After two-and-a-half years, Sarah’s Key is still on the New York Times bestsellers list. Those who love the book, or the recent movie, will be happy to learn that author Tatiana de Rosnay has a new work of ¿ction, The House I Loved. It too has made its way onto the bestsellers list. The House I Loved takes place in the 19th century when Emperor Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann were razing parts of Paris to make way for a new grid of boulevards and concourses throughout the medieval city. Rose Bazelet is a widower whose home lies in the pathway of destruction. She and her neighbours stand to lose everything: their childhood homes and streets, their businesses and their shared history. The demolition of the old Parisian neighbourhoods took more than a decade

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to complete. It may sound barbaric to destroy so many homes and neighbourhoods, but it was done in the name of progress. Widening narrow streets and pulling down damp buildings was partly done to clean up and modernize the city, enabling of¿cials to install lighting and proper sewage. Many Parisians at the time loved the idea. Today many agree that Baron Haussmann’s foresight is what made Paris a truly great city. Of course this kind of progress always comes with a human cost. Rose Bazelet is the face of that

loss. Even though Rose’s own son had earlier died of cholera (a disease associated with poor sanitation), she decides she can’t put the bene¿ts of the city above the individual loss of her home. She refuses to leave. Expropriation is a messy and controversial policy, always coming with bene¿ts for some and losses for others. As I read the book, I kept seeing parallels to Penticton’s most recent and high-pro¿le land expropriation — homes purchased by the city to widen the road near the SOEC. As de Rosnay points out in The House I Loved, expropriation is much more than buying up land. The societal impact and ¿nancial spin-offs from this kind of action can carry on for years. The subject matter of The House I Loved is fascinating. Unfortunately,

de Rosnay’s storytelling is not. Her few characters are dull, and their motivations weak. The basic tenet of the book — that Rose was willing to die for a house that in many

ways was a repository of bad memories for her — seems forced. I would have loved to hear the voices of Baron Haussmann, of the men who wielded the pickaxes and

torches and of the Emperor himself. Hopefully many of de Rosnay’s fans won’t be as dissatis¿ed as I was with this latest book. My hunch is that, long before

Sarah’s Key’s sales dip, The House I Loved will rightfully fall from the bestsellers list. Heather Allen is a writer and reader who lives in Penticton. allenh@telus.net

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PUCK CHASE — Matthew Byrne (8) of the the Pac Rim peewee junior Vees Tier 3 waits for this pass in front of Kelowna junior Rockets netminder Justin Bradley during Sunday’s championship game at the Memorial Arena in Penticton. The visitors won the game 4-0 to take the best-of-three series 2-0.

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Strong fan support for the Westsyde Whundas wasn’t enough to stop the Princess Margaret senior boys basketball team. The Mustangs are the third best team in the Okanagan Valley after they defeated the Whundas 6451. That win helped the Mustangs clinch a berth in the provincial championship being held in Kamloops starting March 6. Mustang coaches were nervous not just to have to defeat Whundas, who they faced and won 71-60 to start the tournament, but also overcome their loud supporters. “To the boys credit they were mentally and physically ready to play,” said Mustangs coach Russ Reid. “We jumped out to an early lead and did not relinquish it.” The Mustangs were put in that position after they lost to the Oliver Hornets 89-54. The Mustangs then defeated Valleyview Vikings

(Kamloops) 75-55. Reid was impressed with how hard his players performed during the valleys, as they chased every loose ball and rebound. He could see they wanted to win. An area the Mustangs have been working hard on is being more efficient with half-court sets. That helped the Mustangs when other teams were making runs at them. “Brayden Hearne was once again our most consistent offensive player,” said Reid. “He was named to the valley tournament all-star team.” Other players stepping up offensively were Mauro Patterson, Justin Cantelon, Jarett Cantelon, Mitch Brodt and Harman Randhawa. “Everybody finds a way to contribute on the defensive end — they love playing defence,” said Reid. “I think the other thing that cannot be understated is the team chemistry. While all of them want to perform, they love seeing their teammates succeed and the success of our

team. They are loyal to each other and the concept of team.” Conor Gahangan said the group has come together well as they are trusting each by making passes instead of going for the individual play. Harman Dhaliwal said the group enjoys watching each other on the court. “We can do well,” said Dhaliwal of provincials. “We hope to have some upsets.” The Mustangs open the championship against St. Michaels from Vancouver Island. They are excited about that meeting as they feel they match up with St. Michael’s as they play a similar style. Because the championship will be a mental and physical challenge, they are aren’t looking too far ahead. “We are now into details of our offence and defence while continuing to work on individual skills,” said Reid. Find full story at www. pentictonwesternnews.com.

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The 2013 Penticton host committee could not be any more excited about hosting their Àrst major curling event. They are eager to show the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) that Penticton can Àll the stands for this world class event, said host chair Kim Kirkham. “The Okanagan’s vibrant curling community is expected to Àll the stands for this four-day event,” said Kirkham. “The Continental Cup is a unique event involving four different men’s, women’s, mixed and individual competitions.” Ticket packages have been tailored to serve the needs of all ticket buyers. For the fans who want to see all the competitions, there is a ticket called the Old Classic – the same seat guaranteed for all 11 draws

for just $129. Folks who have limited time to attend the draws, the CCA has introduced the double impact. This option allows two people to take in the Àve draws so they don’t have to miss work. The Double Impact, which is two tickets to draws 3, 6, 9 10 and 11 is priced at $169. Both of these event passes to the Continental Cup come with a host of value-added beneÀts including complimentary admission to the Patch. After every draw, the after-party rocks with a great selection of live bands, food and beverages. It’s also home to the team autograph sessions and up close and personal interviews featuring all the competitors. Plus, fans receive an invitation to Fan Appreciation Night – where you can meet the athletes the night before the competition gets underway.

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Winning the Dominion Club Challenge was important to Blaine Black’s rink. Black’s Penticton team with Chris Jones, Tim Haberstock and Shaun Everest, defeated Glen Brennan’s 9-4 at the Penticton Curling Club Sunday. Black’s rink played in the final of the Pacific International Cup two years ago and lost. With that defeat still fresh in the mind, Black’s team wanted a return trip and earned it. Facing Brennan for a second time in the championship tournament, Black felt his team was in for a tough rematch. “It was a good game. We curled with Glen quite

a few times,” said Black. “He always keeps it pretty light. Good friends as well so it was a good game.” Black said the difference was them placing pressure on Brennan. “We made them make some shots and they had a few misses and we capitalized,” he said. “I had a couple lucky breaks as well. We had a lot of tough matches. There was a lot of tough competition here.” Brennan said his team put on an amazing effort, but struggles with draws hurt them. He said they just came out flat. “I had a hard time getting a feel of the ice,” said Brennan. “Yesterday (Saturday), I didn’t have any problems drawing and today (Sunday) I had a

hard time. Outside of that, maybe the nerves are going a little bit.” Karla Thompson’s rink from Kamloops defeated Sharon Verrier’s rink 6-2. The Penticton team said they didn’t bring their “A” game in the final. “They were making their shots,” said Verrier. “They will represent the zone well.” Cathy Jones, a fill-in lead for Verrier, said they didn’t capitalize on their chances. “I would say the team swept well,” joked Jones. “We were very good hosts. We were good sportsmans and wanted to be good ambassadors for the club.” As disappointing as it was to lose, Verrier said they worked well and

performed better than expected. The Black and Thompson rink will go to the PIC held at the Richmond Curling Club April 18 to 22. Invitations to participate are extended to curling associations/clubs from Alaska, Arizona, Australia, British Columbia, California, China, Chinese Taipei, Colorado,

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business BUILDING IS BOOMING at Britco’s Penticton facility as the company expands both its workforce and base of operations. The firm now has three plants in Canada and another in Waco, Texas.

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Modular building manufacturer Britco is reporting that despite general economic conditions, the company is continuing to grow, including adding 37 people to the workforce at their Penticton plant. All together, Britco said that last year, they created 77 new jobs in B.C. at their Penticton and Agassiz plants as well as adding over 150 employees outside of the province. The job growth coincides with two recent acquisitions made by Britco. In February, Britco acquired a production plant in Edmonton and, in fall of 2011, purchased a large manufacturing facility in Waco, Tex. The plant in Texas, which had been idle for three years before Britco purchased it last September, now has 80 employees. “The energy and mining activity in B.C.’s north and in Alberta is driving our expansion and allowing us to hire more people locally,” said Britco president Mike Ridley, who expects

2012 to be another strong year and estimates that their B.C.based workforce will grow by another 20 per cent. Executive vice-president Chris Gardner said that not only did the current economic climate make it an ideal time to get into that market by purchasing the bankrupt Waco facility, but Britco was able to capitalize on existing customer relationships. “Our customers in that area are involved in the energy sector and some of them are customers that we have relationships with, developed in Alberta and B.C.,” said Gardner. “For us, it was a great opportunity and an extension of our platform.” Another factor in Britco’s ongoing growth is the largest project in its 35-year history, a $50 million workforce housing project underway at both their Penticton and Agassiz plants. Britco is providing 880 rooms for a large energy company in Alberta, 200 square-foot executive style accommodations that have private washrooms, Àat screen TVs and high-end hotel quality ¿nishes.

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Gardner said manufacturing the high-end units is not new territory for Britco. They were of¿cial suppliers for the 2010 Olympics, building an Olympic lodge and townhouse complex in the Athletes’ Village. “And we have done seniors’ accommodation for B.C. housing, a number of social housing facilities, and all of that is permanent and of good quality,” he said. The change, Gardner said, is coming from the customers, who are upgrading the level of workforce housing provided in the oil sands, driven by the challenge of ¿nding and keeping labour. “They are providing accommodations that continue to improve in quality,” said Gardner. “We’re providing the rooms, but we’re connecting into a permanent core with 10 dorm wings. The core is going to have a gymnasium, a theatre, a full commercial kitchen and cafeteria dining hall, a recreation room, all kinds of amenities that are going to make the workers feel that they are in a home away from home, that they are not in a remote area with nothing to do.”

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Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

Education/Trade Schools HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

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SUN City Cherries 4759 Lakeshore Rd Kelowna req’s Farm Labourers. Pruning, picking, packing, sorting and general farm work. Seasonal. 40hrs/wk minimum 7days/wk. $10.25/hr or piece rate. Email resume to: suncitycherriesjobs@shaw.ca 250-764-1872

Help Wanted An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

Employment

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Pentiction. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

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

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS

DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca

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Experienced Service Advisor required in our Service department in Salmon Arm. Must possess strong customer satisfaction skills as well as above average paper work skills. The ability to work in a fast paced environment is essential. Excellent wage/benefit package available to the right individual. Please fax resume 1250-832-4545 or email to pat@brabymotors.com

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

Skilled Millwrights, Welders and Carpenters required for sawmill & mining construction. Pls fax or email resume to: 250-825-9687 timberlinemill@shaw.ca Infant, Toddler ECE needed, 24+ hours per week, contact Debbie at 250-490-9855, email resume to columbusparkchildcare@yahoo.ca Part-time janitor req’d weekend work included for short term contract, may become f/t position. Phone after 10am (250)493-3977.

is seeking carriers for routes. Contact Mark in the Circulation Dept. at 250-492-3636, EXT. 219 SOWINS requires a Relief Women’s Support Worker at Penticton Transition House. Full details at www.sowins.com. Closing date March 7.

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Saturday, March 10th @ 2pm and 8pm The Cannery Stage - Opus Bistro $15 students/seniors. $20 adults

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Help Wanted Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or www.roadsafetytcs.com Wanted Class 1 driver, 5/10 years experience, US, Canada, 5 axle, prefer fast pass, non smoker preferred,good miles, clean abstract. 2012 equipment. 250-308-8279 or 702-239-9570

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Employment Trades, Technical REQUIRED, experienced welder/fabricator for high volume custom aluminum and steel fab shop. Mig and tig and good fab skills necessary. Reply to 709 Okanagan Ave. E. Penticton, phone 250-4871201, fax 250 487 1206

Work Wanted HOME SUPPORT kind and nurturing home care services available. Please call Osheun at 250-494-0002. Email: oshananda@yahoo.ca

Services

Education/Tutoring

HOLIDAY Retirement is seeking pairs of motivated managers for our Independent Senior Living communities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside your partner, receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The ideal duo is team-oriented, with sales experience. Please apply on-line at www.holidaytouch.com or send resumes for both to myfuture@holidaytouch.com.

BAR WINE and service training not employed? not an ei client? seats still available in our bar, wine & service training at okanagan college penticton - no cost. email lforde@okanagan.bc.ca or call 250-492-4305 ext 3401 for information

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Technician! Available ONLINE, or at our Kamloops campus The first CCAPP accredited program in BC Online program – 10 months - Class work can be done from home - Constant instructor support - 6 weeks of on-campus labs required

Financial Aid available for qualified students P.C.T.I.A. accredited college

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with ANITA MAJUMDAR and KRYSTAL GARIB Sunday, March 11th, 2:00 to 3:30pm Penticton School of Dance - The Cannery (Everyone welcome! Pre-registration required) $20 PSD students. $25 general public

Phone 250-498-0167 (24 hrs) 34505 - 89th St. Oliver, BC www.nunes-pottinger.com

Presented by Penticton School of Dance and House of Kiran. All proceed support the Maple Batalia Bursary for the Arts.

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1-877-840-0888 The Shuswap Recreation Society is a non-profit society, contracting the Operation and Management of Recreation Facilities and Programs for the City of Salmon Arm.

Personals Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216 Sincere, fun loving, outdoorsy, 60’s gal seeking male companion for moderate outdoor activities & travel. Please reply to Box 5545, 2250 Camrose, Penticton, BC V2A 7G9 SM seeks lady-friend (50-60 yrs.) for long-term relationship. Reply to Box 13 C/O The Morning Star, 4407-25 Ave, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P5

The Shuswap Recreation Society is looking for an accomplished individual to become our next Controller. This position reports directly to the General Manager and provides financial reporting to the Board of Directors as well as the City of Salmon Arm. Candidates for this position will have a minimum of five (5) years accounting experience and possess an accounting designation. (CGA, CMA, CA) Responsibilities: • Ensure all accounting processes and systems meet the needs of timely, accurate and meaningful reporting to the Society • Ensure adequate insurance and risk management • Ensure strong internal controls • Preparation and implementation of budgets, meeting the standards of the City of Salmon Arm. • Play a key role in strategy planning and development of the Society • Manage the Society IT infrastructure The Shuswap Regional Society offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Qualified candidates can send resumes with a covering letter to: dberger@salmonarmrecreation.ca by March 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm For more information on the Shuswap Recreation Society please visit www.salmonarmrecreation.ca

Lost & Found FOUND: Envelope containing money at Parkway School. Call to identify the writing on the envelope 250-770-7686 LOST: Cell phone, Martin St area, by the Legion on Feb 29, Please call (250)493-3212 LOST: Diamond Stud earring. Summerland Thrift Store area, Sunoka or Penticton, Dauphin Park or ???? (250)492-0009

Sports & Recreation

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Employment

BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP

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Indoor golf $25 for 18 holes. Book your own private party or join a group. Call 250-4948178

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Summerland Seniors Village Maintenance Manager - Full Time Summerland Seniors Village requires an experienced Maintenance Manager to join the team on a full time basis. You will be responsible for regular maintenance repairs, building improvements, environmental issues and fire and life safety. A proven knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, commercial painting, gardening, electrical and HVAC is required, as well as computer literacy and the ability to organize maintenance schedules. A positive attitude and a commitment to customer service are essential. Please apply IMMEDIATELY, in the strictest confidence, via our website: www.retirementconcepts.com/careers Only those candidates selected will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.


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Home Improvements

Home Improvements

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping TAXATION - ACCOUNTING Richard Calkins 202A-3115 Skaha Lake Rd. Personal-Trusts-Corporate (778)476-5845

Business/Office Service E-BAY shoppers: Oroville WA address to receive parcels 509-476-0221

Cleaning Services Shiny and Clean house cleaning. Call Osheun 250-4940002. Email: oshananda@yahoo.ca

Garden & Lawn HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Nine years experience. Call Paul at 250-4933362.

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

GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250488-0407 HOME RENOVATIONS - Large or Small. Bathrooms, Basements, Kitchens, etc. Call 250488-5338. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos and surrounding areas.

Honest Skilled Carpenter Available for all aspects of carpentry. Specializing in DECKS, tile, framing,drywall, finishing. Reas. rates. 20 yrs exp. Photos & refs avail Contact Paul 250-486-4739. 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

Payroll

Payroll

Pets & Livestock

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

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QUALIFICATIONS: • The successful applicant is required to be a selfstarter with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. • The ability to pay keen attention to detail is essential and the candidate must have working knowledge of computer programs. • The incumbent must be able to operate in a team environment and manage relationships with a various hourly and staff personnel. • Completion of a CPA designation. • Preference will be given to candidates with previous payroll administration experience and industry related experience. Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by March 9, 2012. We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Farm Equipment

Musical Instruments

Houses For Sale

245 Massey tractor with front loader & sprayer, lots more equipment, (250)490-3356,call after 5pm

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

Guitar, Piano, Voice, Song Creation, Performance and Recording Lessons. Aidan Mayes, Tim Holman, Maiya Robbie & Ari Neufeld. Phone 778-476-5917.

3 bdrms in Princeton on quiet street, Fully fenced yard, newer fridge, washer & dryer. 3 year old furnace, new H/W tank. Asking $144,850. 1 (250)295-6141

WANTED Applewood, will buy as rounds/logs, or can remove trees for wood. 604-970-4041

Shavings

Moving & Storage

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

Painting & Decorating

Pets

Painting Interior/Exterior. Excellent work, fast, neat, low prices. 30 years experience. Small jobs welcome. Phone Dave at (250)497-7912

Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

Merchandise for Sale

Pets & Livestock

Appliances

Feed & Hay

Slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Washer/Dryer set starting at $399. Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50’’ $499.CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS 250-490-0554.

McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Armstrong. 1- 250-546-0420

★ FIRST TIME CONDOS UNDER $200,000 ★ BUYERS Penticton bargains. Free recorded message. AmazingHomeBuys.com

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MARCH 17 • 11AM

A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

PENTICTON BARGAIN STORE

• Loveseats • Recliners • Computer Work Desks • Lift Chair Recliner New items coming in daily

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

ALWAYS Buying quality furniture, tools & household goods. Western Star Auctions, 161 Ellis St. Penticton. 250-492-3203 Check out weekly auctions. www.westernstarauctions.com

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com 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 SHOPRIDER Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Dealer. Free in home demos. Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Kelowna: 250764-7757 Vernon: 250-5423745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? King 3” memory foam, like new, pd $300, sell $$125. 42” Sony TV. $100. 250-493-9334 Moving Sale, everything must go, piano, oak desk, outside furniture, bedroom suite, etc., (250)493-7816

Misc. Wanted

Consignments now being accepted. This sale will feature a large selection of new and used food service equipment.

Sex and the Kitty

Furniture

5 month old male Pitbull collie cross, $200, comes with kennel. (250)486-2347

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

Free List with pics.

Firewood/Fuel

WE BUY AND SELL QUALITY FURNITURE IN STOCK THIS WEEK

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

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

PRIVATE Collector buying coins from Royal Canadian Mint. I can buy big coin collections too! Todd 250-864-3521

CONSIGN YOUR EQUIPMENT TODAY!! Dodds Auction • 3311 28th Ave., Vernon 250-545-3259 • 1-866-545-3259

View photos online at www.doddsauction.com

Wanted, camper or camperette to fit a Ford Ranger pickup. 250-487-7476

Financial Services

Financial Services

Financial Services

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 6 Acres. 900sqft. 2 Bed. 1 Bath with Laundry. Open Concept. Vaulted Ceilings. Spacious Kitchen. Attached Carport. Full Insulated Basement. 20x24 insulated Shop with Power and Water. Spring Water/Well. Private and nicely Treed. Second Residence Allowed so use this one for your Guest House? Only 315k. Quick Possession Available. 250-547-9763 for Viewing and Information.

Apt/Condos for Sale Osoyoos Lakeshore Condo, 1342 sqft., 2bdrm+ den, 2ba, gated community, fp, carpeted floors, 5appl, patio, balcony, pool/hot tub, view, like new cond., glass elevator for easy access, $329,900 (negotiable), 250-495-6528 until Apr. 30, cell (780)242-4175

Business for Sale GREAT Window of Opportunity to purchase a guest house in the sleepy little village of Greenwood, BC. This is a 3600 sq. ft commercial business with 7 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms. Located on Hwy #3, in a town with a mining boom about to happen. Age and health are forcing the sale of this wonderful opportunity that will allow you to make an excellent income all for $299,000. Call Art at 250-4976130 for more details.

Duplex/4 Plex Great starter or vacation home, new 2bdrm, 1.5ba, 6appl, central air/heat, 2 blocks from beach, close to schools, downtown, SOEC, $219,000, 250-488-2471

For Sale By Owner 6 bdrm house/in-law suite, 3200 + sq.ft., just under 1/2 acre, hi-bay shop. Asking $485,000. 250-308-8279. Immaculate home and landscape. Perfect layout for a large family, inlaws or mortgage helper. This beautiful home built in 1995 has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on the upper two levels plus a 1 bedroom suite with 1 bathroom and seperate laundry on the bottom level . The spacious main floor features an open plan with hardwood floors, tile and a custom gas fireplace. The home has a Ranai On Demand Hot Water System, built in vacuum, crown moulding, pot lights, and oversized single garage with ample lighting and built in air line. Extensive Renovations and upgrades. Nothing to do in this beautiful home, just move right in.518 Nelson Avenue, Penticton $499,000 Open House Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 250-4601387.

Houses For Sale LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, fully furnished, Move in ready, Avail Immed, $375,000 250-491-0823

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Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. www.hbmodular.com or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

Townhouses Townhouse for sale, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, garage, heat pump & a/c, newer appliances, new hot water tank, close to shopping. $197,000.(250)490-0553

Rentals Rent To Own 3 bdrm townhouse rent to own, across from Canadian Tire. (250)492-2543

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm at 1353 Penticton Ave, updated, $700 & $825. Call Dennis @ Realty Exec (250)493-4372 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

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1 bdrm, 803 Fairview, close to DT, in suite laundry. $675/mo. Call Jenny at 250-493-4372 1BDRM apt, totally reno’d, 3 new appl, a/c, in-suite storage, NP, NS, clean, quiet, secure, on bus route, near Walmart 250-493-8500 1bdrm, downtown on Orchard at Martin, large, util. incl., f/s, air, avail. now, Dennis at Realty Executives, 250-493-4372 1 bedroom condo, 6 appliances with A/C. Pet friendly. 5 min. walk to college and shopping! 825/mo. Util. included Avail. Mar 1st. 250-488-2357 or 250-462-0244 2-1 bdrm lofts $750/mo, 1 unit reno’d. Tiffany Gardens, 3140 Wilson. Jim 250-492-0413 2BD, 2bth, Turtle Lodge Resort. Steps to beach, boat launch & strge. 1256 sq.ft, partly furn’d & newly reno’d. Near UBC/Airport, NS/NP, Student/Mature pref’d. $950. March 15. 1-780-458-2086. 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, 250-4965465 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, newly renovated 2bdrm, large deck and yard, great view $700+ util., call 250-809-1185, 250-488-8035

LARGE 1 & 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $750 & $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136

1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154.

296 & 298 Maple Street Townhouses 3 or 4 bdrm - 2½ bath. Ask about our incentives! New Mgmt! 250-490-1215 2 bdrm House 575 Eckhardt Ave. F/S w/D

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250-488-1800 250-488-2881 1 & 2 bdrms avail. immed & Apr. 1, newly reno’d, $650$800, central Penticton, water incl., (250)493-4903 to view

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(250) 770-1948 Property Management 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Skaha Pl. 1 Bdrm, f/s, a/c, secure building & Pent. Ave. 1 & 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, A/C, storage, carport pkg. $72500 & $77500 incl. pking. Avail. Now $62500 incl. water water Downtown: 1 bdrm/bach, F/S, A/C, decks, Van Horne. 2 bdrm hse, F/S, W/D, garage. incl. pkg. $60000-$64500 incl. util & cable Pkg. No pets. Avail. April 1 $90000 +util

Seeking long term tenants for 1 & 2 bdr apts in a clean, quiet n/s bldg, elevator, near Cherry Lane, n/p. Prefer semi-retired or retired.$600-$725+utils.250492-4265. Summerland studio unit, 6appl., wall bed, quiet, reliable, ns tenant, $740 (util incl.), (250)494-7488

Commercial/ Industrial 1200 sqft or 800 sqft, shops in industrial area, 3-phase power, o/h doors, (250)492-8324, 250-809-0728 2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 1024 sqft., 2148 sqft., 2280 commercial/whse/ office spaces avail. on Government St in Penticton FREE local use of moving truck for move-in, FREE advertising on LED road sign call 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business, also 2300 sq.ft. available. Call Barbara 250-492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex 4bdrm, 2ba, 5appl., ns, np, avail. immed. $1300+util., (250)462-0669 new 2bdrm, 1.5ba, 6appl, central air/heat, 2 blocks from beach, close to schools, downtown, SOEC, ns, pets neg., avail. Mar. 15, $900+util., 250488-2471, 250-497-6399 Penticton downtown, lower 2 bdrm+den, all appl. patio, fenced yard, new paint & updates. $1050/mo + utils. 250770-8020, (604)533-0302, avail. March 1

4bdrm house, family rm, living rm, 3.5ba, np, ns, $1500/mo., avail. March 1, 250-488-4882 4 bdrm house, in nice family area behind Safeway. Long term only, avail Apr 1. $1300/mo. (250)300-6158 667 Birch Ave, 3-bdrm, workshop, $1300/mo. #119-3004 South Main, 4-bdrm, $1200/mo. #116-1458 Penticton Ave, 3-bdrm , 1800sqft, $1250/mo.Vijay 250-490-1530 CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER steps to beach. Avail March or April 1st. 2 bdrm, full bath, sunroom for den, dining or office. propane gas F/P in living rm. full laundry rm, all appls, all newer laminate flrs throughout, lrg yard, detached garage, sprinkler system. Fintry is off Westside Rd, approx. 35/40 min to Kelowna. A beautiful lakeside community surrounded by Lake Okanagan, park, falls, trails. N/S, pet neg, $1200. (Kristi) 1-604-862-8039 or email: kristip@telus.net Family Home in Penticton for rent near Walmart. 4bdrm, 2.5 ba 2400sqft., 5 appl., single garage, non-smoker, no pets,. Avail. now for $1600/mo.+ util, $800 damage deposit. Phone 250-497-2038 in evening, for apt to view. Private 2+1bdrm, 2ba, full basement, partial lakeview, garden area, adult, ns, np, $1300+util., (250)492-4558 Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks Royal LePage Locations West

SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $775+ util., (250)494-9331

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Near IGA and Hospital, 1 bdrm apt w/newer flooring, balcony, f,s coin-op laundry. Avail. NOW (KBD204) 55+ grd flr unit across from library, f,s,w.d a/c covered parking, extra storage, 1yr lease req’d. Avail. NOW (Ot451) $300 reduction on 1st months rent if one year lease is signed. Top floor 2 bdrm condo, 1 bath, laminate flrs, balcony, elevator, coin-op laundry. Avail. NOW (A360) Downtown, large 2 bdrm, grd flr, f,s, coin-op laundry, bike shed, patio. Avail. NOW (SHM) 55+ 1 and 2 bdrm apts near downtown, hardwood floors, f, s, a/c balcony, includes heat & cable. Extra storage. Avail. NOW (WT) Grd flr 2 bdrm suite, laminate flrs, f,s, 1 bath, shared laundry, mth to mth rental. Avail. NOW (H743-2) 2 bdrm top flr of walk up, f,s, balcony, heat and hydro included, extra storage insuite. Avail. NOW (WGA304) Near OK Beach, 2nd flr walkup, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, balcony, extra storage, gas fp. Avail. NOW (A350) Grd flr, 2 bdrm condo, 6 appl, laminate flrs, sec’d parking, close to Safeway. Avail. NOW (A425) Lakeshore 3 11th flr, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, exec condo, north west facing, view of lake and mountains. Avail. March 1 (OT371)

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2 bdrm + den house near IGA and schools, 1 bath, f,s, w.d, fenced yard. Avail. Feb. 15 (H608) 3 bdrm upper or lower duplex, 1 bath, 5appl, laminate flrs, recently updated. Avail. NOW and April 15 (H721-1/2) Near schools, hospital and shopping, Recently reno’d, 3 bdrm, f,s, w.d, deck, large yard. Avail. NOW (OT429) Near Uplands School, 2 bdrm reno’d home, basement, 2.5 bath, large yard. Avail. NOW (H552) Freshly painted, new laminate floors, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, double carport, large deck, f,s, d.w, w.d. Located in Skaha Estates Avail. NOW (OT440) $500 reduction on 1st months rent if one year lease is signed. Large 3 bdrm house, with in-law suite, single garage, 2.5 bathroom, f,s,d/w, w.d. Avail. March 1 (H656)

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Suites, Lower 1bdrm, bright, ground level suite, np, ns, hydro/cable/util. incl., 6appl., laundry. Avail Mar. 1, $750, (250)490-9384 2Bdrm, 1bath, f/s, w/d, Husula Highlands area. $850/mth incl util. 250-492-7182 2bdrm, $800/mo, very spacious basement, no laundry, Avail. now. 250-490-8398 2bdrm bsmnt suite, close to Skaha School, 76 Green Ave. W, $800, (250)490-6234 2BDRM, near Wiltse school in Penticton, n/s, n/p no-laundry $800, includes util, 250-4866357, 250-460-2476 Large ground level suite, newly reno’d, 1km N of Ok Falls, great lake view, ns, $750incl util. Avail Apr 1. 250-497-5658 Wiltse area, 2bdrm basement, w/d/dw, close to school, util. incl., a/c, np, ns, ref’s req, $850, (250)493-2109

Suites, Upper 1BDRM+ Den, 575 Wade Ave East. $750, Avail. Mar. 01. Call Jim 250-492-0413

Townhouses 4BDRM 4bath townhouse, n/s, n/p, close to schools on South Main, $1150/mo, avail Mar. 1st, 250-490-9384 End unit, 3 bdrm, in Baskin Gardens. Available immed. Rent negotiable.Ph.1-780-7817964 lv msg, 250-490-9884 PENTICTON 3 Bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appls. NP, NS. $1150, avail Mar. 1. Chateau Village. 250-493-5497

Want to Rent MATURE employed woman seeks 1-2 bd apt in quiet, clean bldg. South end of Penticton. NP, NS. Pls send Info to paleriderbc@shaw.ca single dad seeks house to rent in Skaha Lake area, (250)4926390, 1 year lease

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1997 Saturn, runs great, new muffler, auto, red. Real nice car.$1900 obo.(250)490-9008

2010 Ford Lexington Motor home 27’, 7000 kms, queen bed, generator, polar pkg, $80,000. (250)546-0911

1998 Lincoln Continental, 230,000kms, needs water pump otherwise good shape, $1500obo, (250)276-3271

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2003 Dodge 4x4 dually, flat bed, 1 ton, 6spd, turbo diesel, crew cab, side tool boxes, upgraded suspension, local truck, fully maintained, all records, $13,995, (250)4943226, also camper available

FOR SALE: Excavating Company including excavators, dump trucks and skid steers. $250,000 O.B.O FOR SALE: Septic Pumping Company includes 2 trucks (one hydrovac, one pump truck) 250,000 O.B.O Email: jaydensunfire@yahoo.ca for more details.

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FURNISHED Bedroom in updated 3 bedroom townhouse, includes all utilities, internet. Across from college. Share facilities. Suitable for quiet, clean, mature n/s person $450 - 500 p/m. 770-1810 ROOM for rent, $400, fully furnished, all inclusive, 250-4935641, avail. immed.DD - $200 Room for rent in my home, $450-500 incls everything. (250)492-2543

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2009 Black Hyundai Sonata Sport 4 door sedan, 17” rims and comes with winter and summer tires, Too many options to list: Sunroof, A/C, keyless entry, power windows and locks, alarm, cd player, 5 speed shiftable automatic transmission, cruise, 4 cyl., large trunk, leather trim in interior, metallic gray trim package, 109,468 kms, Gorgeous car! Divorce sale so this car needs to sell fast! $16,500 OBO, financing available, Call to view and test drive, Dean 250-497-5191

Recreational/Sale 1997 Okanagan camper, 10.5ft long box, large solar panel, Fantastic fan, DSI hot water, roof ladder, 6ft 6” head room, awning, sleeps 4, two monitors, $4995, 250-4943226 also truck available

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1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120.We are licensed & insured, more weight, more money,250-328-8697, Pent.

2005 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, 4.7L Magnum, 4wd, tow pkg, one owner, well-maintained, 91,500km, 17” 10ply tires/chromes, c/w canopy, Dovetail boat loader, 12fr newer boat, 4.5H Evenrude motor, electric motor, 2 batteries, oars & seats, $18,000, (250)295-6408

Trucks & Vans 1996 DODGE CARAVAN- V6, 3L, 252,000 km, white, interior/exterior excellent cond, runs great, no rust. $1600 obo. (250)809-9389. 1996 Ford F350 4x4 crewcab, canopy, exc/drivetrain, $3600 (250)306-8840 1999 GMC 2500 std, 4wd, reg cab, long-box, 213,000kms, grey, tow pkg, new brakes, runs great, a couple dents, $3000, (250)492-8087

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Legal Notices Notice of Lien Sale in acct. with warehouseman’s lien act is given to Tom Scime that the following vehicle stored at D&J Auto and Storage 1620 Maple St. OK Falls will be deposed of ant/or sold by public auction Mar. 17 at 10am at location above. 1970 Ford Galaxy 500dr, Vin#0P55H130474 owed $386 + costs.

BEACH BUNNIES Be Spoiled At Kelowna’s Only 5 Star Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 Down on my knees, ready to please! Hot body massages. Stacy 1-250-870-8710. MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant (out calls) 250-488-0930

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Zoning Amendment Application 1229 Apex Mountain Road, Electoral Area ‘D’ Lot 1, District Lot 4064S, Plan KAP71728, SDYD Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Location: RDOS Boardroom 101 Martin Street, Penticton, B.C.

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PURPOSE: To amend the Electoral Area ‘D’ Kaleden-Apex Southwest Sector Zoning Bylaw No. 2457, 2008, in order to allow a secondary suite. Amendment Bylaw No. 2457.10, 2012: to amend the Zoning Bylaw by changing the zoning designation of the subject property from Resort Cottage Zone (RC) to Residential Two Family (Duplex) (RS3). Permitted uses within the proposed Residential Two Family (Duplex) (RS3) zoning designation include: Principal uses: a) duplex; b)

REGIONAL DISTRICT OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN

single detached dwellings;

Secondary uses: c)

secondary suite, in a single detached dwelling, subject to Section 7.12

d)

home occupation, subject to Section 7.17;

e)

bed and breakfast, subject to Section 7.19;

f) g)

care centre, minor, accessory to a single detached dwelling; accessory buildings and structures, subject to Section 7.13.

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AREA E PUBLIC MEETING What services do I get from the Regional District for my rural property taxes? Come to the public meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 and find out. The RDOS Finance Staff will be in Naramata to present the 2012 financial plan. The meeting is open to all residents of Electoral Area ‘E’ and will be held at the Naramata OAP Hall (330 3rd Street – corner of Ritchie Avenue, Naramata BC) at 7 pm. For general inquiries, please call the RDOS office at (250) 492-0237 or toll free 1-877-610-3737. Review the RDOS Budget at www.rdos.bc.ca.

VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2457.10, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: planning@rdos.bc.ca Web: www.rdos.bc.ca Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has Okie Dokie karaoke 6:30 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the provincial dart tournament. Entertainment by Total Gin at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 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 DROP-IN Centre has Tai Chi Chuan

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at 10 a.m., cardio dance at 11:10 a.m., new beginner line dance at 1 p.m. 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. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. 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. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Ade 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.brave-

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host.com. WORLD DAY OF Prayer ecumenical service hosted by Penticton United Church at 696 Main St. at 1:30 p.m. Theme is let justice prevail. PRINCESSMARGARETGRAD class invites the public to a family fun multicultural dinner night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Princess Margaret School. Tickets available at school office or South Main Market. BLOOD DONOR CLINIC from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Penticton Drop-In Centre. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2-donate or book online at www. blood.ca.

SATURDAY March 3

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 entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE FITNESS AND Health is supporting World Kidney Day by offering one month free membership to those who sign a donor card. The gym is located at 120-300 Riverside Dr. For info call, 778-476-7746. 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 6:30 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 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Hal. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has partner cribbage the first and third Saturday Penticton

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. OKANAGAN SYMPHONY SUPPORTERS presents melodic spirits in the Cleland Theatre at 7:30 p.m. SOWINS, SUNFM and community partners present the seventh annual Women Front and Centre gala fundraiser at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Dress in retro style. Tickets available at the Lakeside Resort Wings Thriftstore at 456 Main St. or call 250-4934366, ext. 100.

SUNDAY March 4

SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil at the South Main DropIn Centre on South Main Street. $3 per person. 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. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. Legion Ladies will supply the food for the Legion’s Sports Sunday held every first Sunday of each month. ANAVETS HAS HORSE races and mystery draw 2 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Lorraine’s chicken wings from 1 to 4 p.m. Mystery draw at 5 p.m. There is also its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. to support local charities. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. G Gallery

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My Week with Marilyn March 8

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calendar 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. PENTICTON AND DISTRICT for Community Living has a market with fresh fruit and baking and other items. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For info or to book a table, call Heather at 250-4886651. PENTICTON AND DISTRICT Stamp Club has a meeting in the Library Auditorium/Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. All visitors welcome. GET BENT ACTIVE Arts Society has its annual general meeting at 2 p.m. and is held at Get Bent Arts and Recreation at 115-1475 Fairview Rd. (in the Cannery).

MONDAY March 5

FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles will be hosting the Penticton Vees for a dinner for their success. Come and meet the players at 6 p.m. All members

and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has Improver Line Dance at 9 a.m., Scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowl at 10:45 a.m., intermediate/ advanced line dance and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m., and ACC (cribbage) at 7 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has ladies fitness at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and zumba dance at 6:30 p.m. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-7707848 for more info. SENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY has stress and relaxation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church 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. NEWSTART SUPPER CLUB meets every fourth Monday at 6 p.m. at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Hall at 1370 Church St. Everyone is welcome. Bring a vege-

tarian dish with recipe to share or $5. Call Betty at 250-493-7525 or Ernie at 250-770-1893 for info.

TUESDAY March 6

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VIPASSANA MEDITATION and discussion

group meets Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. PENTICTON HOSPITAL ALUMNI monthly meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Carmi Health Centre. The speaker is David Morgenstern, discussing search and rescue. BROWN BAG LECTURES at the Penticton Museum has Penticton city coun. Wesley Hopkins discussing the world financial crisis of 2008. from noon to 1 p.m. OKANAGAN COLLEGE HAS training sessions for those interested in volunteering as a literacy tutor for adults. For info, contact Danielle Robinson Penticton tutor co-ordinator at 250-4924305 ext. 3244 drobinson@okanagan.bc.ca or Angelika Eneas Oliver &

Osoyoos tutor co-ordinator Okanagan College at 250-492-4305 ext. 3239 or at Aeneas@okanagan. bc.ca 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. SUMMERLAND ASSET DEVELOPMENT Initiative is partnering

with Zias for a fundraiser for the Unity Youth Club. Tickets are $30 and available at Willowbrooke Lane, Royal LePage

and SADI Unity Youth Group. For more info call Laceydawn Loeppky at 250-4949722 or visit the website at www.sadi.ca.

ROAD CLOSURE THE PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT 5K FUN RUN is happening this Sunday, March 4th

The course runs along Lakeshore Drive, Riverside Drive, Westminster Avenue, Power Street, Dynes Avenue and back along Lakeshore Drive to the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The north side of Lakeshore Drive will be closed from Front Street to Forbes Avenue from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This flat course is for everyone. Entry forms are available at Peach City Runners & Adventure Sports and the Bike Barn. $2 of each entry will go towards the Land Conservancy. Register before race day and save $10!

Bollywood meets High School in ANITA MAJUMDAR’s...

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Saturday, March 10th @ 2pm and 8pm The Cannery Stage - Opus Bistro $15 students/seniors. $20 adults

BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKSHOP with ANITA MAJUMDAR and KRYSTAL GARIB Sunday, March 11th, 2:00 to 3:30pm Penticton School of Dance - The Cannery (Everyone welcome! Pre-registration required) $20 PSD students. $25 general public Sign up for the workshop and receive 10% OFF performance tickets!

Call 250-492-4440 info@pentictondance.com

Presented by Penticton School of Dance and House of Kiran. All proceed support the Maple Batalia Bursary for the Arts.

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