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Job figures on the rise BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

EIGHT THE HARD WAY — The bulls were winning the battle Saturday night at the second annual Penticton Invitational Bull Riding event, with only six riders out of 40 qualifying for the final event. Even experienced riders like Chad Eneas (above) from the Penticton Indian Band couldn’t seem to hold onto their bull for the full eight seconds, while others like Ted Stoven (left) only lasted a couple of seconds. Steve Kidd/Western News

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It appears that the regional job market has begun to rebound. There were roughly 8,300 more people working during January in the Thompson-Okanagan this January compared to last, according to a new Statistics Canada labour force report. Still, the report shows that the increase in jobs did not keep up with the amount of people looking for a job as the unemployment rate rose to 8.5 per cent, up from January 2009’s seven per cent. From a population of about 441,200 people, the report estimated that roughly 24,700 people in the Thompson-Okanagan were involuntarily unemployed last month. That equates to approximately 5,300 more people looking for a job this year than last in a region where the population grew by 6,800 over the same amount of time. However, Stats Can labour force analyst Vincent Ferrao said that the apparent discrepancy between the rise in people finding jobs and the rise in unemployment could be explained by the increase in the number of people who since last January have entered into the labour force — a combined total of those who are either employed and those who are actively looking for work. “Employment rose by 8,300 but the number of people in the labour force grew by 13,700 in the Thompson-Okanagan,” reported Ferrao. “Some of those people coming into the labour force, did find jobs but not all of them. So, the pool of unemployed grew larger and that is why the unemployment rate was bumped up.” According to the report, Ferrao said the new jobs were mostly generated in the construction and service industries, particularly in transportation and in the financial services sectors related to real estate where the biggest gains occurred. “In a pickup there’s a lot of selling and reselling of homes. So that affects the real estate industry and the financing industry as mortgages are renewed and new mortgages are taken up,” said Ferrao. “And if there’s more activity in real estate maybe that affects construction as well.” Ferrao said that overall the numbers looked positive because they showed more people are working.

Ferrao also pointed out that the amount of full-time employment in the region went up by about 14,100 jobs compared to last year, while part-time was down by 5,600 jobs, meaning that not only were their more jobs in the region, but that there were also more hours, and thus more money, being made by employees in those jobs. Will Gow — owner of CBD Network Inc., a career services management and employment resource centre tailored to the Okanagan employment market — also interprets the numbers to be positive. “There is a slow but steady improvement in the number of jobs out there and that is obviously good news,” said Gow. “The higher unemployment rate is also a signal that more people are participating in looking for work.” Gow said there are a couple of primary factors that he thinks have led to the increase in the labour force. “Last year there was a lot of emphasis put on by governments to assist people to secure more education or training,” explained Gow. “So you have a lot more people attending private schools, trade schools, the Okanagan College and even the UBC Okanagan. And as we are entering 2010, a lot of those individuals are coming out of their short-term training programs and entering into the job market again.” He said the other reason, as the Stats Can numbers show, is that more people continue to the move to the Okanagan. Gow said that the increase in the labour force, particularly with newly educated potential workers, will eventually help drive the creation of jobs. “It is good because it’s providing activity that encourages employers to think about how they are going to expand and gives them the choice to find the right person,” said Gow. “Companies are now feeling more secure and are planning to move ahead now more than they did a year ago, which means that they are now looking at rehiring people or creating new positions, but they are doing so very cautiously and very slowly.” “The good news is more people are out looking for work and they are finding work,” said Gow. “It is taking a little longer than before, but they are finding work.”

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Coach expects pool expansion will allow KISU Swim Club to host larger events BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

While the city’s design team was busy working on finalizing plans to renovate and expand the Penticton Community Centre’s pool on time and under budget, the KISU Swim Club was busy holding the AA Provincial Swim Meet at the pool. The meet, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, featured 180 young swimmers from across B.C. competing for provincial rankings when they weren’t competing for space on the crowded pool deck. Indeed, by Sunday afternoon, most of the PCC pool deck resembled Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa with swim meet participants huddled together like Tetris pieces trying to keep from falling into the pool while waiting for their turn to race. “We are a six-lane pool which is a fairly old standard. Most of the pools that they have AAs in are always in an eightlane pool,” explained KISU coach Tina Hoeben. “We lucked out this year because the Olympics are held at the same time in the Lower Mainland so that no one down there wanted to host it. So we asked for it to be moved a weekend earlier and said we would host it in a six-lane pool. It just means that the meet is longer than if it was in an eightlane pool.” Hoeben is hopeful the pool expansion design — which includes a new 10-lane, 25-metre competition pool, competition amenities and a viewing area that can accommodate about 400 spectators — will bring more meets to Penticton. “I think they have done a great job on the design,” said Hoeben. “It being a 10-lane pool and the fact that we did a great job hosting this meet, means that we have set ourselves up for a great position to bid on future meets and to be picked because we will now have a 10-lane pool which will make the meet run that much faster.” In terms of the actual concepts for the design, Hoeben said the city was very receptive to input from the swim club and the general public. With a completion deadline of March 31, 2011, the city’s planning team has engaged in two separate public and usergroup consultation processes. The first, held last year, was used to draft the concept design for the project incorporating:

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LOGAN MEND of the Penticton KISU swim team churns the waters of the community centre pool during the freestyle event of the Sunday portion of the B.C. AA Championships. Construction of the new pool is expected to alleviate some of the congestion experienced during competitive events.

the competition pool; a multi-purpose and family leisure pool; upgrades in accessibility; an improve entrance; upgrades to the filtration and disinfectant systems; and an expanded fitness area. The most recent, held in January, produced refinements to the design including: the relocation of the fitness room; an upgraded child-minding space; additional features for the leisure pool; improved spectator allowances; and an office and timing room for the swim club. “(The consultation process) was great,” said Hoeben. “They involved me in a number of visitations to pools in

Edmonton and Vancouver and then their open house was very receptive to having all our members know about it. We attended it because it’s very important to us as a sport and as part of the community to make sure that our community for the next 30 years is taken care of in terms of swimming.” Hoeben said she would have liked to see the city build a 50-metre competition pool, but said that the design team has done a good job assimilating the various wish-lists into a project limited to a budget of $23.3 million. “They made many modifications based on that and I believe have come up with the best design,” she concluded.

Man rescued after vehicle plunges over embankment WOLF DEPNER Western News Staff

A 53-year-old Penticton man is recovering from multiple injuries in Kelowna General Hospital after his vehicle went over an embankment Sunday night. The man — listed in critical conditions, according to the latest information — spent more than two hours wedged between rocks before members of Penticton’s Search and Rescue Team roped him some 115 metres up the steep slope. “He was in a precarious position,” said Cindy Smith, spokesperson for Penticton Search and Rescue. Nighttime conditions coupled with the steepness of the terrain complicated rescue

efforts, said Smith. the scene near Carmi One additional Mountain shortly before “He was in a complication appeared 8 p.m. after the man when rescuers realdriving a 1999 Chevy precarious position.” ized that they needed Blazer became stuck in an additional 30 metres a ditch in attempting — Cindy Smith of rope to retrieve the to make a U-turn on man, said Smith. Saliken Drive. As the “It got a little challenging,” she said. man aided by a passenger tried to get the Nineteen members of the local search vehicle out of the ditch, his truck suddenly and rescue team, supported by the Penticton gained traction, crossing the road on its way Amateur Radio Club, assisted local fire, down the embankment. police and ambulance crews in the rescue and The driver — who at the time was alone recovery effort, which lasted a little more than in the vehicle and not wearing his seatbelt — two hours. was ejected from the vehicle as it went down “That was a good response time,” said the embankment. Rescuers eventually found Smith. the man some 115 metres away from the road, Police and firefighters first responded to with his vehicle some 30 metres further down

the slope. Sunday’s recovery marked the second high-profile deployment of Penticton’s Search and Rescue in less than 10 days. Penticton Search and Rescue also played a prominent role in the recovery of a teenager who got lost in the woods near Apex Ski Resort while he was snowboarding. Smith said the organization goes through spells of activity and down-time, which members use to train and stay sharp. “We go through busy times and slow times,” she said. One thing is clear though, said Smith. If Penticton did not have the resources which the team was able to deploy during Sunday’s incident, the outcome might have been quite different.


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Diane Letendre, a Grade 5 teacher who has organized the science fair at Holy Cross for the last decade or more, said she’s always amazed by the projects the kids come up with. “We encourage them to look at those kinds of projects so they’re excited about it and they feel good about what it is they’re doing,” said Letendre, who added the ideas for projects come from many sources, but especially the students’ own inquisitive minds. “Some of them ask is my mom right, is what I’m getting told all the time right?” she said. “They’re looking at those things and saying I can test that.” Science fairs are also very competitive, she said. In order to do well, the students have to invest a lot of work in their project as well as learning how to present it well. Some of the toughest audiences are their own classmates, with pointed questions about what variables were tested, what was omitted and what could have been done differently. “There’s a lot of learning that goes on in the presentation. The other kids are learning too,” she said. “They’re very inquisitive, they pick up at that young age that you have to control some of these things to make it a true scientific process.” From this group at Holy Cross only six students will move onto the district science fair, which will be held on March 1 and 2 at KVR School this year, separate from the Concert Band Festival for the first time.

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nly hours separate us from the opening ceremonies of the XXI Winter Olympics in VancouverWhistler. But don’t feel bad if the Olympics spirit has not grabbed you yet. It is hard after all to get into the mood for a massive, not to mention expensive and extravagant, athletic competition in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression. While we do not dismiss the therapeutic effects of mega-spectacles like the Olympics, we share the underlying tone of skepticism that has accompanied recent news surrounding the Games. We are not naive enough to believe that events of this kind are free of controversies and complications. We would also like to praise the Olympic organizers for their preparatory work — a feat which deserves its due recognition. The Games will also present businesses both large and small with an unprecedented opportunity to market themselves. Yet we must balance these positives with the (perhaps inevitable) cost overruns, security concerns and privacy violations that have accompanied the Olympics. These matters (perhaps justifiable within the context of a mega event in the minds of some) raise questions about basic issues in our democracy, such as the relationship between the state and citizens, the use of public funds for the enjoyment of private interests and our commitment to the most vulnerable in society, from the poor living on the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to the First Nation bands left out by organizers. Have organizers tried to address these issues? Absolutely. But the practical difference between the act of attempting to solve various problems and achieving concrete solutions is as large as the difference between finishing first, second or third on the winner’s podium. The Olympics will come and go. Homelessness, child poverty and deficits will remain. With this mind, we would like to offer this advice: Enjoy the Olympics. The hangover is just around the corner.

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Lessons of the Peace valley flood

ILLISTON LAKE — Standing at the snow-covered north end of the ninth-largest artificial lake in the world, a couple of ironies soon become apparent. The low, growling noise in the background is the sound of big diesel generators that run 24 hours a day to light the tidy little village of Tsay Keh Dene. It’s one of two remote aboriginal communities abruptly relocated in 1967 to make way for the rising water. This huge reservoir powers a million homes, but the communities that paid the highest price for it are not yet on the BC Hydro grid. The other irony is the dust, a problem not often associated with flooding. Along with the tangle of dead trees that clog the shoreline, one of the persistent environmental legacies of this 200-kilometre lake is the dust that blows up from the exposed lakebed when the reservoir is drawn down in the summer and fall. Even in winter, the ongoing source of dust and trees can be seen on the opposite shore. Vertical cliffs of fresh, sandy soil drop to the waterline, as


waves and ice erode the bank and bring down more dirt and trees. There isn’t much economic opportunity here, where nomadic people first settled around the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade. A forest service road from Mackenzie is the only overland way in. The nearest hydro lines are at the Kemess copper mine about 100 km west of here. That mine is shutting down soon, its application to open a new pit rejected after aboriginal objections. The trees along that narrow road, and as far as the eye can see around the lake, are marked with the now-familiar

rusty red colour. About half of them are dead from pine beetles. I flew in to the gravel airstrip with a group of BC Hydro and provincial government officials to mark the end of a long dispute. The province and BC Hydro reached an out-of-court settlement with the Tsay Keh Dene, similar to an earlier deal with the Kwadacha First Nation, further north at the former Hudson’s Bay trading post of Fort Ware. The Tsay Keh Dene receive a one-time payment of $20.9 million, to be held in a professionally managed trust, and another $3 million a year, adjusted for inflation for as long as the W.A.C. Bennett Dam produces power. Speaking with local elders and Kwadacha historian Susan Hatfield-McCook, a picture emerges of the impact of the dam. Living on traplines with a scattering of remote cabins, some people found out about it only when they fled from the rising water. Others had their homes dragged to higher ground. People used to boating to Mackenzie on a familiar

river tried the same thing on the huge new reservoir, and died. This wasn’t the first time aboriginal people were flooded out in B.C. The Kenney dam did the same thing in Cheslatta Carrier territory in 1952, when engineers on the Kemano project decided at the last moment to extend the reservoir to Cheslatta Lake. The Cheslatta people were given three weeks’ notice of eviction. Here at Tsay Keh Dene, scientists are studying ways to control the dust. Local residents will be contracted to do the work, and to clean up the masses of driftwood along the shore. Back in the city, debate continues over the impact of run-of-river power, wind generation and other ways to meet future power needs. Soon it will turn to the question of a third dam on the Peace. The lessons learned here will be important. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and




Decision not meant for man Letters to the editor are supposed to be about present events and issues that are recent and important to the readers so that they can express their opinions concerning the happenings within their community, but every once in a while an issue crops up that has caused concerns for many years. This letter is about homosexuality, a subject that brings shudders to many in the community but it should not, as this way of life has been around for thousands of years, in fact as far back as human existence. Is it right or wrong? If it is a cause for concern, shouldn’t it be up to God to decide and not us humans. Personally I am a heterosexual and I honestly do not believe that I am in a better position than God to decide the right or wrong of this type of relationship. This letter was brought about because of a recent episode on the Oprah show telling of an evangelical preacher’s confession that he had been in a gay relationship even though heterosexually married, and confessing his off times berating remarks from the pulpit condemning homosexual relationships as works of the devil. This brings me to the point of this letter. The church is against homosexual relationships and same-sex marriages, stating that the reasons for loving partners to accept each other in marriage is to further propagate the human race and to give us everlasting life through our children and their children and so on. To them, a gay marriage is blasphemy as their

Union supports LPNs

In response to Lee-Ann Seidler’s Jan. 29 letter, I would say there are very good reasons why the B.C. Nurses Union’s attempt to “raid” licensed practical nurse members from the Hospital Employees’ Union did not succeed. HEU is, and always has been, a strong advocate for LPNs’ profession. LPNs are now recognized as key to helping solve the province’s nursing shortage, which is opening up new practice opportunities for LPNs in many hospitals and longterm care homes. Within HEU, LPNs have important leadership roles on our provincial executive, as well as on our bargaining team, which is chaired by an LPN. And LPNs have the support of a membership that works in every area of health care including nursing, diagnostic testing, dietary, patient records and other critical support services. With their support, LPNs have made significant gains in terms of professional recognition and at the bargaining table. In fact, it is the nature of HEU’s broad, diverse membership that has made our union such a strong advocate for all health care workers and for the health care system overall. These are the reasons why, despite a long and expensive organizing drive, BCNU’s raid on HEU and other health unions failed. I want to thank LPNs — from all sides of the discussion — who took the time to attend meetings, read materials, and sort through the facts and the evidence. As an LPN, I am looking forward to continuing to build our independent, professional future with HEU. And I want to recognize the amazing nursing care that we LPNs provide, every day, for our patients and residents. Jacqueline Zilkie, LPN, Kaslo HEU Provincial Executive

will be no children borne of this partnership, therefore it is a sham and these couples will not be accepted into the faith. But are they the only ones that are guilty of defying God’s laws concerning marriage? What about those heterosexual couples that have entered into marriage, but before being married had decided that there will be no children brought about by this union? This is a decision made by two consenting adults that cannot state that their decisions are based on the presumption that they are scientifically and medically unable to have children, but instead are guilty of putting sexual pleasures above their responsibility to God and to the church. Are these couples denied the comfort of attending the church of their choice and enter into all of its functions? No. Can they take communion, be baptized and confirmed in their religion? Yes, they can, but they have put themselves above God’s laws because of selfish, sexual and materialistic pleasures rather than powers beyond their control, whereas homosexuality has been proven to be beyond the control of humans. Should those that had decided not to have children be forbidden to enter into a marital relationship or be denied the opportunity to worship God in the church of their choice? God does not have two differing laws in this case and you cannot have it both ways. Donald E Thorsteinson Keremeos

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Allow me to start this letter with a disclaimer: I am not singling out any particular store or marketing chain. What I find in the marketplace is a general malaise. Have you recently checked your till slip to find that the items you thought you bought on sale cost you twice as much as you expected? Well, you are not alone. Several times lately I’ve thought that I was getting a tremendous bargain, because the items I brought to the checkout were displayed directly above a sign that clearly stated a bargain price. When I check the discrepancy at the till, I am asked, “Did you read the fine print?” “No”, is my answer, because it would involve putting on my reading glasses, and I have the item taken back. It seems that ‘caveat emptor’ is clearly becoming the status quo. How many people, I’d like to know, feel cowed and buy the item anyway? I find this type of marketing to be devious and should be outlawed. If you have also felt scammed at the checkout, let your cashier know. Please don’t hold her responsible as it’s not her fault. She’s only holding down a parttime, minimum wage job. H.P. Toews Princeton

Generosity praised

Each December, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian (Martin and Wade) presents the Walk to Bethlehem, filling the church with the sights and sounds of the first Christmas. And each year countless individuals, churches, associations and companies, step forward to help us. What a joy this is. Without their self-giving generosity, we should be lost. On behalf of the church I would like to thank the following for all they have done for us, and for the community: Lori Hughes Design,

Chris’s Photography, Canada Safeway, Overwaitea SaveOn Foods, Starbuck’s Riverside, Valley First Credit Union, Downtown Business Association, Providence Funeral Homes, Katimavik, Helmut Staub Carpentry, Westminster Rentals, George Little Electric, City of Penticton, The Salvation Army, Shaw Cable, Penticton Tourism, The Penticton Herald, The Western News, The Light Choice, Wayne Reimer Contracting, Catholic Parishes of Penticton Youth Group, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Holy Cross School, Penticton United Church, Concordia Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran School, St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Torah Light Messianic Synagogue, Another Chance Ministries, Penticton Christian School, Penticton Chamber Theatre, and Twisted Tree Theatre School. God bless us everyone. Colin Cross St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

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It wasn’t too long ago, in 2007, that the Penticton Christian School officially moved into a new buildings on Edmonton Avenue. Now, they’re beginning the drive to replace the older wooden playground next to the building. “The wooden playground structure in the PCS play yard has served its purpose for the school’s students and children in the surrounding community, but it is time to replace it,” said principal Karl Boehmer. To do so, the K-12 private school has joined forces with Let Them Be Kids, an international volunteer organization with operations in nine countries, including Canada. “The parent support group did the research

and found them,” said Boehmer, adding that last year, OK Falls was the recipient of a Helping Hands award from the organization, helping a community group replace the aging wooden playground in Kenyon Park with a modern, safer structure. “They have decided they would like to support a Christian school in replacing their playground structures,” said Boehmer. The school is the recipient of one of a 100 Helping Hands playground awards the organization is making in 2010, matching funds with money raised in each community to build playgrounds. PCS has named several goals for their project, including encouraging a healthy lifestyle that includes outdoor physical activity, promoting youth leadership and bringing community part-

ners together for the greater good of the community. Perhaps the most important goal, however, is to bring joy to kids inside and outside the school. “When we build our playground, it is open access for people living around the school as well, on the weekends and after school hours,” said Boehmer, who added that the playground is just the start of a three-year project that will see the area neighbouring the KVR Trail developed with exercise equipment and benches. The design of the playground will be the result of choices made by the school’s students through a process called “dot-mocracy,” as the children vote for the bits and pieces by placing coloured dots next to their favourites. “The kids identify elements of what they would like to see and then Let Them Be Kids provides the know-how to put it all together,”

said Boehmer. “Then they design a playground that would be suitable to the location and is based on the kids’ feedback.” Build Day has been set for June 5, when volunteers from the entire community will complete the playground project. To get there, however, the school’s playground committee has to raise half the funds for the $30,000 project. While the committee is already planning fundraising events, including a walkathon for early April, they’re also appealing to their existing donor base as well as individuals, businesses and groups throughout the community that are willing to partner with PCS on this project. If you would like to make a contribution, volunteer for Build Day, or receive more information, you can contact the school at 250-4935233.

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It was 10 years ago when a chance meeting between Ken Hamm and Ryga Centre director Ken Smedley set the guitarist on a new path. It was during that conversation that Hamm told Smedley he was a big fan of George Ryga, and the work being done at the George Ryga Centre in Summerland. “I knew George Ryga a little bit when I was a younger man and I’ve always admired his work,” said Hamm. “I like what they’re trying to do with the George Ryga Centre, using the artist’s home as a way to teach art to new generations.” Smedley, sensing an opportunity, suggested that Hamm might like to teach a workshop through the centre. “It started my whole career as an educator,” said Hamm, adding that while he had taught in group workshops, he never done one on his own. “It’s been very good for me.” Next week, Hamm will be back in the Okanagan for the tenth anniversary of his tour and guitar workshop in the valley with the Ryga Centre. Starting in Salmon Arm on Tuesday, he’ll be working his way down south for a concert at the Penticton Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. Then it’s back to Summerland for a two-day workshop on Feb. 20 and 21. “He (Smedley) keeps me pretty busy, especially on the weekend, because that’s the day I do a full day of teaching and then sometimes tear off for a concert that night,” said Hamm. “It keeps you on your toes.” Hamm said he keeps the workshop approachable for players of all levels, though sometimes that can be hard to do, especially when he gets a hot young player, sitting right alongside an older person who has always wanted to learn to play. “You have to find a happy medium when you’re doing these things,” said Hamm. “I try to give everybody lots of individual attention.” “What I do is a course called The Introduction to Finger Picking, Open Tunings and Slide Guitar,” said Hamm. “I present songs and backup materials for all three of those concepts. So it is pretty much of a cram session for two days. People really come out of there with a lot of new knowledge.” While the title of the course sounds daunting, Hamm said the techniques are relatively straightforward. Finger picking, he explains, means plucking the strings with your fingers rather than with a guitar pick or your thumbs. Open tuning, he continues, makes it simpler to play a guitar. “You’re tuning the guitar to a chord. That way you can strum the guitar and it’s already ringing a chord, so you can play most chords just by put-

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from a rural blues perspective, from deep down in Mississippi.” — Ken Hamm ting one finger across the neck, kind of like Joni Mitchell,” he said. But Hamm admits that it takes a little bit of practice to get the feel of the third method, playing with a slide over your finger. “Finger picking is totally applicable to all kinds of music, as is open tuning. Slide guitar, though, is primarily used by blues and country musicians,” he said. “It hasn’t really reached the pop charts too much, except as a gimmick or show-off thing that a lead guitar player might do in a song.” While Hamm has only been teaching for a decade, his history as a performer goes back much further, with a solo career that stretches back to 1978 when he started gathering a following as an acoustic guitarist and one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of traditional roots and blues music. “In the old days they would call it folk music and the modern generation calls it roots music,” said Hamm. “A lot of my music comes directly from the 20s and 30s from a rural blues perspec-


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e-mail bridging1soics@ FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. PEACH CITY TOASTMASTERS meet from noon-1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-486-0601 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-7708093. SENIORS’DROP-IN CENTRE has bingo and the crafter’s meeting at 1 p.m., French conversation at 1:30 p.m. and line dancing from 1-3 p.m. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250492-7623 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more information. SQUARE DANCE CLUB holds classes for new dancers every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre. First three lessons are free. Everyone welcome. POSITIVELY SOCIAL meets at 2 p.m. at 205 Martin St. If you are in recovery from a mental illness this group offers an hour of positive social activity with others in recovery. MENTAL ILLNESS Family Support Group meets at 205 Martin St. at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. Call the office at 250-493-7338 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 Famous Joe’s Pizza Night at 4 p.m., Wii challenge at 5 p.m., and crib at 7 p.m. FITNESS FRIENDS IS every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the hall at 502 Martin St. Everyone is welcome. THE BAHA’I OF Penticton and Summerland are having an introduction to the Baha’i faith at 7:30 p.m. at the Penticton Community Centre upstairs meeting rooms. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call 250-276 4277.



CURRENT EVENTS IS held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250-487-7455. RADIO EYE ON the universe will be presented by Ryan Ransom during an astronomy meeting at 7 p.m. in room C8 at Okanagan College in Penticton. CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH IS held at the Salvation Army Church from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Increase receptive and expressive skills as well as pronunciation and practice verb conjugations. Everyone is welcome. FREE WRITING OUT Loud workshops for beginning writers at Parkway Elementary School Thursdays until Feb. 18. Classes are from 7-8 p.m. Free journals, door prize. To register call Parkway Elementary 250-7707686 or call Mary Kiviste at Okanagan College 4924305 ext. 3244. FRIENDSHIP FORCE IS having a meeting at the Leisure Centre on 439 Winnipeg St. with lunch

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at noon and a business meeting to follow. Call Sharon at 250-493-1649 or Marilynn at 250-4936952 for more info. ZOMBIE PROM A 50s Rock n Roll musical will be at the Cleland Theatre Feb. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. It will also take place at the Summerland Theatre on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Contact Lori Grant for tickets at 250-486-3339. OK FALLS LEGION has shuttleboard and pool. SUMMERLAND BRANCH OF the Okanagan Regional Library has toddlertime for children aged two and three years with an adult, every Thursday until March 4 at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register for these free programs by calling the Summerland branch at 250-494-5591.

FRIDAY Feb. 12

ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool with pizza by Joseph. SUMMERLAND PLEASURE PAINTERS meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lower level of the Wharton Street public library. New members or drop-ins welcome. Call 250-583-9448 for more information.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinners from 4-7 p.m. with all proceeds to charity. Music and bingo starting at 7:30 p.m. in their hall at 1197 Main St. COMPUTER SENIORS’ CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-493-0789 for more information. 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 on 2965 South Main St. has an evening of dancing with Cathy K at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. THE CITY OF Penticton Pipe band meets every Friday at the Carmi School gym from 7-9 p.m. It’s for all ages for those interested in learning to play bagpipes, tenor, bass or snare drums. For more information contact ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 is having a branch dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by About Time. SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE

has social bridge and beginner’s line dancing at 1 p..m. ANAVETS HAS FIREWATER Fridays with karaoke, food and drink specials. BUDDHIST MEDITATION IS every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society (the big blue church). Registration is $10 per month. For further information, please call 250-487-7455. OK FALLS LEGION has a meat draw. P UBLIC P ENTICTON LIBRARY invites all kids aged 6-12 to a Valentine’s Day celebration. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the children’s library there will be stories of love and friendship, a sweet craft and puppet show. Program is free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783. SUMMERLAND BRANCH OF the Okanagan Regional Library has Parent-Child Rhyme-Time for babies under two years with an adult, every Friday until March 5 at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register for these free programs by calling the Summerland

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PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music presents For the Love of Music - A Valentine’s Day Recital at 2 p.m. at the Library Auditorium on Feb. 14. Admission is by donation. All proceeds to support the bursary fund. O KANAGAN S OUTH I MMIGRANT and Community Services is hosting a dance for the ninth annual Penticton Multicultural Festival on Feb. 20. This popular event features performances, crafts, and food from around the world. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program runs until 5 p.m. THE CANADIAN MENTAL Health Association – South Okanagan Similkameen branch is partnering with The Penticton and District Society for Community Living to host a fundraiser dinner, dance and silent auction. Tickets are $40 for the Feb. 27 event. For tickets please call 250-4938999 or drop in at 2852 Skaha Lake Rd (former Hansel and Gretel Motel across from Wal-Mart.)

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Olympic TV Schedule ~ Feb. 12 - 19, 2010


See next Wednesday’s Western for more listings. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 9:00 AM CTV - Vancouver 2010 Preview (6h) OLN - Ski Jumping Individual 10:00 AM Normal Hill (1h) 12:00 PM RSP - Vancouver 2010 Preview (1h) 3:00 PM OLN - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (6h) 4:00 PM APTN CTV OMNI RSP TSN Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (6h) 4:30 PM NBC - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (4h30) 10:00 PM APTN - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (R) (2h) TSN TSN2 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (5h) 11:40 PM NBC - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (R) (4h20) 12:00 AM CTV - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Vancouver Opening Ceremony (3h) RSP TSN - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (R) (2h) 3:00 AM CTV - Highlights from Day 1, Preview of Day 2 (6h) TSN2 - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (R) (2h)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 7:00 AM RSP - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Highlights (2h) TSN - Opening Ceremony Coverage of the official Opening Ceremony from Vancouver’s B.C. Place. (R) (2h) 9:00 AM APTN - Opening Ceremony, Women’s Hockey Sweden vs. Switzerland (6h) CTV - Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill, Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 5000m (5h30) RSP - Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 5000 m, Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint (6h) TSN - Women’s Hockey Sweden vs. Switzerland, Men’s Ski Jumping Individual Normal Hill (6h) 11:00 AM NBC - Men’s Speed Skating 5000m Gold Medal Final, Ski Jumping Individual K-90 Gold Medal Final, Women’s Biathlon 7.5 Km Sprint Gold Medal Final (4h) 1:00 PM OLN - Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint (1h) 3:00 PM CTV - Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill, Women’s Moguls, Men’s Short Track Speed 1500m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia (8h) RSP - Women’s Biathlon 7.5km Sprint, Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia, Women’s Skiing Moguls, Men’s Luge Singles (8h) TSN - Ski Jumping Individual Normal Hill, Men’s 500m Long Track Speed Skating, Women’s Moguls, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating, Men’s Short Track Speed Skating 1500m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia (8h) 4:30 PM APTN - Women’s Moguls, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia, Recap and highlights from Day 2 (4h) 5:00 PM NBC - Men’s Short Track 1500m Semifinal Gold Medal Final, Women’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final, Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Gold Medal Final (3h30) OLN - Men’s Luge (3h30) OMNI - Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating 500m and 3000m Relay, Men’s Speed Skating Short Track 1500m, Women’s Moguls (4h) 8:00 PM TSN2 - Ski Jumping Individual Normal Hill, Men’s 500m Long Track Speed Skating, Women’s Moguls, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating, Men’s Short Track Speed Skating 1500m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia (6h) 9:00 PM APTN - Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia (R) (2h30) NBC - Men’s Luge Singles, Women’s Short Track 3000m Relay Semifinal, 500m Competition, Awards Ceremony (1h) 10:00 PM NBC - Men’s Short Track 1500m Semifinal Gold Medal Final, Women’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final, Men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill Gold Medal Final (R) (3h30) 12:00 AM CTV RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 2 (2h) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Highlights from Day 2 (2h)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 2 (2h) 9:00 AM CTV - Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m, Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined (6h) RSP - Nordic Combined Individual Normal Hill, Women’s Hockey USA vs. China, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m (6h) 10:00 AM NBC - Women’s Speed Skating 3000m Gold Medal Final, Nordic Combined Individual Gold Medal Final, K-90 Jumping, 10 Km Cross-Country Skiing, Men’s Luge Singles, Men’s Biathlon 10Km Sprint Gold Medal Final (5h) OLN - Nordic Combined Individual Normal Hill (1h) 11:30 AM APTN - Hockey féminin États-Unis c. Chine (4h30) 1:00 PM OLN - Men’s Luge, Nordic Combined Individual Normal Hill (4h) 2:30 PM TSN - Men’s Moguls (3h) 3:00 PM RSP - Men’s Skiing Moguls, Figure Skating Pairs Short Program, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m, Men’s Luge (8h) 3:30 PM CTV - Men’s Moguls, Pairs Figure Skating Short Program, Men’s Luge (7h30) 4:00 PM APTN - Women’s Hockey Finland vs. Russia, Figure Skating Pairs Short Program, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m, Men’s Moguls (8h) NBC - Figure Skating Pairs Short, Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final, Men’s Luge Singles Gold Medal Final, Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined Gold Medal Final. (4h) 5:00 PM OMNI - Men’s Moguls, Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined, Figure Skating Pairs Short Program (4h) 6:00 PM TSN2 - Men’s Moguls (2h30) 8:00 PM TSN - Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined, Men’s Moguls, Men’s Biathlon 10km Sprint (3h) 8:35 PM NBC - Figure Skating Pairs Post-Game, Awards Ceremony (30m) 9:05 PM NBC - Figure Skating Pairs Short, Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final, Men’s Luge Singles Gold Medal Final, Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined Gold Medal Final. (R) (4h) 11:00 PM TSN2 - Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined, Men’s Moguls, Men’s Biathlon 10km Sprint (3h) 12:00 AM CTV RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 3 (2h) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Highlights from Day 3 (2h)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 3 (2h) 9:00 AM CTV - Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10km Free, Men’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s CrossCountry Skiing 15km Free (6h) RSP - Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10km, Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km (6h) TSN - Men’s Snowboard Cross, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (4h) 10:00 AM NBC - Men’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15 km Gold Medal Final, Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10 km Individual Gold Medal Final (4h) 11:00 AM APTN - Women’s Hockey Finland vs. Russia (4h) 12:30 PM OLN - Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km Free, Men’s Snowboard Cross (2h30) 2:00 PM TSN - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (1h) 3:00 PM APTN - Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (2h30) RSP - Men’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m, Figure Skating Paris Free Skate, Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10km, Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km (8h) TSN - Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland, Women’s Luge, Men’s Snowboard Cross, Figure Skating Pairs Free Skate (8h) 3:30 PM CTV - Figure Skating Pairs Free Skate, Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (7h30) 5:00 PM NBC - Figure Skating Pairs Gold Medal Final, Men’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Men’s Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final (4h) OLN - Women’s Luge (3h) 6:30 PM APTN - Women’s Hockey Sweden vs. Slovakia, Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m (6h) 7:00 PM OMNI - Figure Skating Pairs Free Skate (2h) 8:00 PM TSN2 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (6h) 9:35 PM NBC - Women’s Luge, Awards Ceremony (1h25) 11:00 PM NBC - Figure Skating Pairs Gold Medal Final, Men’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Men’s Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final (R) (3h) 12:00 AM CTV RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 4 (2h) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Highlights from Day 4 (2h)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 4 (2h) 8:30 AM APTN - Men’s Curling Canada vs. Norway, Men’s Biathlon 12.5km pursuit (6h30) 9:00 AM CTV - Men’s Curling Canada vs. Norway, Women’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined (5h30) RSP - Men’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined, Women’s Biathlon 10km Pursuit, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m (6h) TSN - Women’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s Hockey USA vs. Switzerland, Women’s Curling Canada vs. Switzerland (6h) 10:30 AM OLN - Women’s Biathlon 10km Pursuit (1h) 12:00 PM NBC - Men’s Biathlon 12.5 km Pursuit Gold Medal Final, Women’s Biathlon 10 km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (2h) 1:00 PM OLN - Women’s Luge (3h) 3:00 PM APTN - Women’s Hockey USA vs. Russia, Men’s Hockey USA vs. Switzerland, Men’s Curling USA vs. Norway, Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Norway (9h) CTV - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Norway, Men’s Figure Skating Short Program (8h30) RSP - Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m, Men’s Figure Skating Short Program, Women’s Snowboarding Cross, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined (8h) TSN - Women’s Curling Canada vs. Switzerland, Women’s Snowboard Cross, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined, Men’s Curling Canada vs. Germany, Women’s Biathlon 10km Pursuit, Men’s Biathlon 12.5km Pursuit (8h) 5:00 PM NBC - Men’s Figure Skating Short Program, Women’s Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final, Women’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Men’s Super Combined Gold Medal Final (4h05) 8:00 PM OMNI - Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 500m (2h) TSN2 - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Norway, Men’s Figure Skating Short Program (6h) 9:35 PM NBC - Women’s Luge Gold Medal Final, Awards Ceremony (1h25) 11:00 PM NBC - Men’s Figure Skating Short Program, Women’s Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final, Women’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Men’s Super Combined Gold Medal Final (R) (3h) 12:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 5 (2h) 12:30 AM CTV - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Day 5 (2h30) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Highlights from Day 5 (2h)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 5 (2h) 8:30 AM APTN - Women’s Curling Switzerland vs. Sweden (4h) 9:00 AM CTV - Women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill, Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe (5h30) RSP - Women’s Curling Canada vs. Japan, Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Classic (6h) TSN - Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Classic, Men’s Hockey Finland vs. Belarus, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Sweden (6h) 12:00 PM NBC - Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Sprint Gold Medal Final (2h) 1:00 PM OLN - Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe (3h) 3:00 PM CTV - Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 1000m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Sweden, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating 500m, Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe (8h) RSP - Men’s Curling USA vs. Switzerland, Men’s Short Track Speed Skating 5000m Relay Semifinal, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating 500m Semifinal, Women’s Hockey Switzerland vs. Slovakia, Men’s Hockey Czech Republic vs. Slovakia (8h30) TSN - Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Sweden, Men’s Hockey Sweden vs. Germany, Women’s Curling Great Britain vs. Sweden, Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe (8h) 4:00 PM APTN - Women’s Downhill Alpine Skiing, Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Skiing, Individual Sprint Classic, Women’s Curling China vs. Switzerland, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Sweden (8h) 5:00 PM NBC - Men’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final, Men’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Women’s Alpine Downhill Gold Medal Final (3h35) OLN - Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Luge Doubles (2h) 8:00 PM OMNI - Men’s Short Track Speed Skating 1000m and 5000m Relay, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating 500m (2h30) TSN2 - Men’s Long Track Speed Skating 1000m, Women’s Hockey Canada vs. Sweden, Women’s Short Track Speed Skating 500m, Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe (4h30) 9:05 PM NBC - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (1h25) 10:30 PM NBC - Men’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final, Men’s Speed Skating 500m Gold Medal Final, Women’s Alpine Downhill Gold Medal Final (R) (3h30) 12:00 AM CTV RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 6 (2h) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Day 6 (3h)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 7 (2h) 8:30 AM APTN - Women’s Curling (4h) 9:00 AM CTV - Men’s Alpine Skiing Super-G, Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 15KM Pursuit (5h30) RSP - Women’s Curling China vs. Denmark, Men’s Hockey Belarus vs. Sweden (6h) TSN - Ski Jumping Individual Large Hill, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super-G, Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate, Men’s Curling Canada vs. Denmark (6h) 12:00 PM NBC - Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km Pursuit Gold Medal Final, Men’s Figure Skating Gold Medal Final Analysis (2h) 1:00 PM OLN - Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km Pursuit (1h) 1:30 PM APTN - Men’s Curling Canada vs. Denmark, Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km pursuit, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super G, Men and Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Hockey Czech Republic vs. Latvia (10h) 3:00 PM CTV - Figure Skating Compulsory Dance, Men’s and Women’s Skeleton (8h30) RSP - Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km Pursuit, Men’s Hockey Czech Republic vs. Latvia, Women’s Curling Denmark vs. Canada (8h) TSN - Women’s Curling Canada vs. Denmark, Figure Skating Commpulsory Dance, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super-G, Ski Jumping Individual Large Hill (8h) 3:30 PM OLN - Men’s and Women’s Skeleton (5h) 5:00 PM NBC - Figure Skating Compulsory Dance, Men’s and Women’s Skeleton Gold Medal Final, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super G Gold Medal Final, Ski Jumping K-120 Large Hill (3h30) 7:00 PM OMNI - Women’s Curling (3h) 9:05 PM NBC - Awards Ceremony (1h25) 9:30 PM TSN2 - Figure Skating Compulsory Dance, Men’s and Women’s Skeleton (5h30) 10:30 PM NBC - Figure Skating Compulsory Dance, Men’s and Women’s Skeleton Gold Medal Final, Men’s Alpine Skiing Super G Gold Medal Final, Ski Jumping K-120 Large Hill (R) (3h30) 12:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 8 (2h) 12:30 AM CTV - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Day 8 (2h30) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Day 8 (3h) 5:00 AM RSP - Highlights from Day 8 (2h)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 7:00 AM RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 6 (2h) 8:30 AM APTN - Men’s Curling USA vs. Denmark, Men’s Biathlon 20km Individual (6h) 9:00 AM CTV - Men’s Curling Canada vs. Sweden, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 1000m (5h30) RSP - Men’s Curling Great Britain vs. Switzerland, Men’s Hockey USA vs. Norway, Women’s Hockey USA vs. Finland (6h) TSN - Women’s Biathlon 15K Individual, Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Women’s Curling Canada vs. Germany (6h) 12:00 PM NBC - Women’s Halfpipe, Women’s Biathlon 15km Individual Gold Medal Final (2h) 1:00 PM OLN - Men’s Biathlon 20km Individual (1h30) 3:00 PM CTV - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland, Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate (8h) RSP - Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Men’s Curling France vs. Canada (8h) TSN - Women’s Curling Canada vs. Germany, Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate, Men’s Hockey Slovakia vs. Russia (8h) 4:00 PM APTN - Women’s Snowboarding Halfpipe, Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (3h) OLN - Men’s and Women’s Skeleton (5h) 4:30 PM OMNI - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (2h30) 5:00 PM NBC - Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate GoldMedal Final, Women’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final, Women’s Speed Skating 1000m Gold Medal Final (4h) 7:30 PM TSN2 - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland, Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate (6h30) 9:00 PM APTN - Men’s Hockey Canada vs. Switzerland (R) (2h30) 9:35 PM NBC - Men’s and Women’s Skeleton, Men’s Biathlon 20km Individual Gold Medal Final, Awards Ceremony (1h25) 11:00 PM NBC - Men’s Figure Skating Free Skate GoldMedal Final, Women’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final, Women’s Speed Skating 1000m Gold Medal Final (R) (3h) 12:00 AM CTV RSP TSN - Highlights from Day 7 (2h) 3:00 AM CTV TSN2 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Best of Day 7 (2h)









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PENTICTON’S Colin MacPhail takes a breath as he surfaces during one of the B.C. AA championship events at the community centre pool, Sunday. The host KISU team’s seven swimmers won a combined seven medals.

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Matthew Kosters’ performance during the B.C. AA provincial swim meet left KISU coaches impressed. The 12-year-old finished first in the 1500-metre free at 21 minutes, 52.04 — 34.63 seconds quicker than his previous time. “He had already competed in several events and was tired,” said KISU assistant coach Paul Lytle, who works with the age group/intermediate swimmers. “He still pulled off a best time by 30 seconds. He set his goal to get under 22 minutes and did it by eight seconds. It was a phenomenal performance by him.” Tina Hoeben, coach of the KISU club, said Koster was exceptional as he also posted a secondplace finish in the 200 and 400-m free, while collecting bronze in the 100-m free, the 200-m back and the 400- Individual Medley in front of the home crowd. “I think he’s at a peak in terms of how his training came together and he’s a hard worker,” said

Hoeben. “He swam in some really tough events. He’s a tough kid. You put him in a 1,500 and most kids don’t want to swim for 20-plus minutes, where Matthew is like give me more.” Also having strong performances were Logan Mend, Colin MacPhail and Reid Noble-Hearle. Mend earned silver in the 400IM and Lytle said it was a breakout swim for the 12-year-old. Lytle said Mend was unsure how he would do. “To get that second-place was quite a surprise,” said Lytle. Entering the two-day weekend championship which had 180 swimmers, Lytle said the goal was to set new best times and that the meet is a chance for the “kids to shine.” Noble-Hearle was fourth in the 400-m free and the 200-IM, setting new time standards in both, trimming 18.19 and 18.57 seconds respectively. MacPhail was fifth in the 200-IM and improved his time by 19.75. “It was a great meet for our swimmers,” said Hoeben, adding

that club members not competing attended in a supporting role. “Colin had some exceptional swims this weekend. He took off two chunks of time and got himself into finals and then went in there like a tiger and took off even more time.” As for Noble-Hearle, Hoeben noted that since the 15-year-old reached the AA level, he has been swimming stronger. KISU had only seven participants because there are specific time requirements to be met and there were a handful of swimmers who put themselves into the AAA time standard, which is a level up. KISU’s coach said the meet is something they can build from since they have never had heats and a finals meet before. “We got really good reviews from Swim BC,” she said. “They send out a person to come help as well as top officials came in from all over the province. They were really pleased with us. I think it sets up well to run a meet like that in the future.”

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Joey Laleggia is riding a 14-game point streak but you wouldn’t know it when asking him. “It seems lately a little more luck is coming my way,” said Laleggia, who paused a bit before responding. “Obviously with the team winning it’s huge. When the team has success, everybody has success individually too.” In that stretch, the Vees are 11-2-0-1. Laleggia has produced three goals and 16 assists during his offensive tear



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manager Fred Harbinson said that Laleggia has done a great job and spoke glowingly about his abilities, including his ability to run the power-play. “He’s becoming a more well-rounded player,” said Harbinson. “He’s having a great year. We knew he would be successful playing with the right guys.” Laleggia credits his success transitioning from midget to junior A to being given the chance to flourish with the Giants in the BC Major Midget League. “The advantages of playing midget last year was that I got to handle the puck,” said Laleggia, who scored 15 goals and 54 points in 40 midget games. “I played a ton because it was

my second year there. It made the transition here a lot easier because I had great coaching last year too.” Laleggia continued his streak when he assisted on Joey Holka’s goal on the power-play against Salmon Arm Saturday. That goal proved to be the winner in a 4-0 final. “We had one of our best games of the year,” the defenceman said. “A lot of guys stepped up. Two big shorthanded goals by Ben Sexton.” Goals by Sexton and the Vees’ ability to shutdown Salmon Arm SilverBacks sniper Mark Zengerle were the two factors Johnson contributes to the win. Go to for full story.

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or Spanish, and they will take you to various attractive spots in Tokyo. Guided tours which start from Shinjuku (Tokyo Tourist Information Centre head office at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings) visit major sightseeing spots in Tokyo. They are full of attractions in Tokyo such as visiting shrines and streets, experiencing a tea ceremony and exploring the Musashino area which is richly endowed with nature. In Japan, shopping has been elevated to an art form. High-end Tokyo department stores stoked with luxury goods sit next to worldfamous brand boutiques, while discount clothing shops and used electronics retailers all vie for your hard-earned yen.


One thing’s for sure: you won’t leave the city empty-handed. Japan’s fabled department stores offer everything a shopper could hope for, from clothing, accessories and jewelry to homewares and food — all under one roof. In Tokyo, the best-known areas for these stores are Ginza. There are numerous convenience stores throughout Tokyo, which are open around the clock, and sell not only food and magazines, but also daily necessities such as underwear and toiletries. These stores are open all-year-round and are very useful for travellers, making Tokyo one of the most convenient and trouble-free cities for tourists. For more information visit www.tourism.


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Coming Events


Of Oliver, BC passed away on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Lynn will be fondly remembered by Bill, her loving husband of 57 years, her children Joe (Sheila), Jim (Sharon), Tracy (Dale), her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and by her sister Pat (Ivan). She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Ken (Sammy). Lynn was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and later moved to Tillsonburg, Ontario. From 1973 to 1996, Lynn and Bill settled in Vernon, BC. In 1996, they moved to Deer Park Estates in Oliver, BC. She loved swimming, bowling, dancing, and ceramics. She had a great love of children, art and cared for and was inspired by her affection for birds and animals. She also planted beautiful flower gardens every spring on mother’s day. Bill will continue this tradition in her honour. A memorial reception will be held at a later date at Deer Park Estates Club House. Donations in her memory would be greatly appreciated for the Canadian Cancer Society (c/o Oliver Unit, P.O. Box 1872, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0) or help find a cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis by donating to the BC Lung Association (2675 Oak St., Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2) Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting



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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Verna Peterson Born February 10, 1933 Deadwood, Alberta Died July 22, 2008 Penticton, British Columbia

Missed by Al & family




Obituaries Marilyn Constance (“Lynn”) (1934 – 2010)

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Childcare Available ABILITY FIRST THERAPY FOR CHILDREN Occupational Therapy for children ages 2-7 with a participation focus. Help enhance your child’s development & success in school, play & daily life. Groups & 1:1 available. Focusing on fine & gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory integration & adapted physical activity. Email: ability1st@ for details.

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19th - 21st, Feb - SEE DEBBIE TRAVIS @ CHBAVictoria’s Home and Garden Show. Go to for more info. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC SOCIETY AGM Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 7:00pm in Leir House, 220 Manor Park ave.250-493-7977 Spring Vintage Clothing & Accessories, awesome 2 day sale, temporarily set up at 288 Westminster Ave. W, Penticton, Feb. 10&11, 1-6pm

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In Loving Memory Of

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February 11, 1931 – February 4, 2010.

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Trinity Care Centre, Penticton after a lengthy battle with cancer. His family will miss him dearly, but are thankful he is now at peace. Tony is sadly predeceased by his wife, Grace in 1998; son, Doug in 1997; 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Debbie (Wally); sons, Rob (Debbie) and Randy (Elaine); daughterin-law, Steph; 12 grandchildren, brother, Ed (Val) and sisters, Margaret, Fran, Kay, Annette, Eleanor and Trudy. A Memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010, 10:30AM at St. Ann’s Catholic Church (1296 Main St., Penticton). A very sincere thank you to the very special care providers who helped along the way. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES 250-493-4112


Funeral Service & Crematorium Oliver & Osoyoos, BC 250-498-0167

JAMES MIKE Born Born October October 22, 22, 1930 1930 on on VanHorne VanHorne Street, Street, Penticton, Penticton, BC, BC, passed passed away away peacefully peacefully on on January January 25, 25, 2010. 2010. Jim Jim is is lovingly lovingly remembered remembered by by his his sister sister Vera; Vera; his his children; children; Terry Terry Bogyo, Bogyo, Grant Grant Bogyo; Bogyo; Valerie Valerie Bogyo, Bogyo, Frances Frances Schweitzer, Schweitzer, Connie Connie Welch Welch and and their their families; families; He He will will be be missed missed by by is is 21 21 grandchildren grandchildren and and 22 great is predeceased by great grandchildren. grandchildren. Jim Jim is predeceased his wife; Raymonde, daughter; Gloria and by his wife; Raymonde, daughter; Gloria brothers; Les, Charlie and bothers; Les, Charlieand andBill. Bill.Dad Dad had had aa varied varied career career beginning beginning as as the the voice voice of of CKOK CKOK here here in in the the Okanagan Okanagan and and worked worked in in fi film lm narration, narration, sports/ sports/ radio/television radio/television news news casting. casting. He He was was aa past past president president of of the the Canadian Canadian Public Public Relations Relations Society Society in in BC BC (1976-77), (1976-77), concluding concluding his his work work life life with with the the Public Public Utilities Utilities Commission. Commission. Jim Jim leaved leaved behind behind aa legacy legacy of of love love and and curiosity curiosity as as deep deep as as the the ocean, ocean, as as high high as as the the heavens heavens and and as as broad broad as as any any vista vista on on aa clear clear day. day. Thanks Thanks Dad. Dad. Funeral Funeral Mass Mass will will be be held held Friday, Friday, February February 12, 12, 2010 2010 at at 1:00 1:00 pm pm from from St. St. John John Vianney Vianney Church, Church, 361 361 West West Wade Wade Ave, Ave, Penticton, Penticton, BC. BC. With With Father Father Pat Pat Monette, Monette, Presidor. Presidor. Condolences Condolences may may be be directed directed to to the the family family in in care care of of

Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774



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Golf course mechanic 25-30hrs pr wk, maintain & repair equip. Certification not essential $13-$18/hr. Resume fax 250-490-3330 HYGIENIST WANTED for busy, perio-focused practice. Resumes to Office Manager, 199 Salt Spring Way, Salt Spring Island BC, V8K 2G2 or email: *NOW OPEN* Aplus Delivery Looking for reliable drivers to work in the penticton area. Part time / Full Time hours available. Apply online at or by phone 250-328-1506 PEACH CITY Escorts Now hiring female escorts 250-4623087. www.peachcityescorts. com or jobs@peachcityes corts. com

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ATTN: Why Weight? $$ for the lbs. you’ll lose.1-877-737DIET BUSY Irrigation Store in Vernon has position available for F/T self motivated personnel. The candidate must have strong skills in the irrigation industry, 3yrs min. Purchasing exp., computer knowledge & effective communication skills. Fax resumes: 250-503-0282 Caretaker needed for remote backcountry lodge near Revelstoke. April-Nov. 2wks in, 2wks out. Best suits a retired couple, not much work, not much pay. Send resume to CLASS 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & USA. Only drivers w/min 2yrs exp. & US border crossing capability need apply. Dedicated Tractors, paid drops, & direct deposit. No Phone Calls Please. Fax resume to 250-546-0600.

Dairy Queen is hiring. Please drop off resume

Help Wanted ATTN: Wanted 33 Overweight People! WE PAY YOU for lbs you lose on our program! Call Candace 1-877-264-4713

SERVICE MANAGER POSITION PENTICTON KIA is accepting applications for a service manager in preparation for their move to their new state of the art facilities. PENTICTON KIA provides a great working environment with an all new facility and equipment.

EXPANDING Veg. mgmt co. has immediate openings in the S. Interior & Kootnays for exp. saw op. w/slashing/falling exp. Herb. Ticket, Cert req’d. Respond w/detailed work history resume to fax: 250-861-8737

Support worker for young man living in Winfield, requirements incl. DL & First Aide, must be outgoing & enthusiastic w/a good sense of humour. Permanent PT, shift work from Mon-Sun. Judy 250-766-0539 VEG. Mgmt co. req’s exp’d Crew Foreman/Lead Hand w/slashing & veg. control exp. Cert. Faller, Herb. Ticket, Level lll First Aide & Danger Tree Cert req’d. Respond w/detailed work history resume to fax: 250-861-8737

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Requiring an experienced heavy duty truck mechanic.Position requires vast knowledge of off highway trucks and trailers. Candidate must have 5 yrs experience, able to work in a fast paced environment, have own tools, organized with leadership skills. Company has complete benefit package and competitive wages. Please submit resume by fax to 250 542 2346.) YOUTH PROGRAM, Ages 11-14, start learning job skills, flexible days 1-866-856-5655

THE Barley Mill Brew Pub and Sports Bistro is looking for full/part time line cook w/2 yrs exp. Fast paced and high volume environment, must be a team player. Please apply in person with resume Mon-Frid 2pm-5pm @ 2460 Skaha Lake Rd, ask for Kevin or Terry

Trades, Technical 3-4 year apprentice or journeyman sheet metal installer is required by a Penticton heating and air conditioning company, must have experience with commercial and residential HVAC systems including furnace replacements, heat pumps and air conditioning installation, must have valid DL, Class “B” gas ticket would be an asset but not required, fax resume to: 250-493-7044 or call 250-809-7009 BUSY FLAT RATE Chrysler dealership; 40 minutes North of Edmonton requires Journeyman Service Technician 3rd, 4th year apprentice considered. Chrysler Diesel an asset but not necessary. Apply: Brown’s Chrysler Ltd 10447 104 Ave, Westlock Alberta T7P 2E4 Email: Phone 1-780-349-5566 Fax: 1-780-349-6493 Attn: Dale Marshall

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Career Service / Job Search

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KELOWNA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY? Earn your Diploma in 1 year. Work with adults/youth in community agencies and private practice.

Full or Part Time. Great Location. Exceptional Wage Opportunities. If you are friendly, energetic, have exceptional customer service skills and are passionate about creating beauty, we would like to hear from you. Creative cutting and advanced colour classes available through L’Oreal Professional Paris. Located in the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Casino, Phone 250-492-8285 or 250-490-5045.

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Education/Trade Schools


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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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Lawn & Garden Four Season Yard now taking bookings for aeration and rototilling, (250)492-0805 GREENWORKS Property Maintenance. Taking bookings for the 2010 season. Professional experience in all aspects of property maintenance from the growing season through to snow removal. Licensed/Insured/Residential/Commercial/Strata. 250-487-0373 250-490-8852 Will meet or beat any competitors quote.

Handypersons Handyman Al, Renos, Decks Roofs, Drywall, Painting Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Yard work. Licensed, Insured, WCB, References. 250-809-9441 Seniors Discounts J & B Handyman Services Renovations, painting, decks, fencing, yard clean-up, appliance installation, drafting & design, snow removal. No job too small No job too large Competitively priced Senior discounts Serving Summerland & Penticton area. Jerry 250-460-1569 or Brad 250-809-7426

Home Improvements BELCAN Painting and Reno’’s. Licensed, Insured, WCB, Friendly, References. Painting, flooring, kitchen & bath. Small or big jobs. 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. Insurance claims. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250-488-0407 HOME Renovation’’s, big or small, basements, garages, baseboards casings, doors, counter tops, floors, fences, decks concrete, framing, finishing carpentry, Quality #1, Chris, 250-462-1121



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NATURAL WOOD FLOORING Fir, Hemlock & Pine Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

BIG M SADDLES AND TACK 5765 Falkland Rd. (behind pub) Falkland Feb. 10% off sale! Every item in store. Aussie saddles, pads, girth and saddle bags. English & western saddles and headstalls. Gypsy, pony and full size driving harness. Leather and show halters Winter and stable blankets and much more. Ph. 250 379-2078

7mo male Mini-Daschund, vet checked, 1st 2-boosters. $400. 250-542-6337, 250-306-1215. Beautiful Chocolate Lab puppies, 1st shots, 8wks old, view parent, $600. (250)547-2027 Havanese, Bichon, Shih-Tzu puppies; Litter trained, 1st shots, great disposition. One year guarantee on any genetic defect. Best price guaranteed. Call 250-804-9924 Yorkie X pups & Schnauzer pups. $500 & up. Phone 250-547-6698 for pics & info.

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Kitchen for sale in Penticton.Over 24 ft cabinetry.Solid oak raised doors.Corian countertop.Double sink & taps,Slide in electric Kitchenaid cooker,Whirlpool fridge freezer,Kenmore vent hood. (built & installed by Medallion kitchens). Buyer to remove. $3995.Call 250-486-5450


Feed & Hay Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630. HAY for sale $8/bale Meadow hay, $10/bale Alfalfa mix (250)498-2918. Oliver

Bobcat and Operator for hire, reasonable rates, call (250)492-0805

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February Special, storewide inventory reduction sale, 25% off everything except consignment 3078 Skaha Lake Rd

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Moving & Storage CHUBBS Moving 250-492-1078 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating All your Painting needs at affordable prices. Jump into Spring now. Beautiful repaints, Feature walls & Faux’s. 25yrs Free est call 250-809-1386 ALWAYS the Best in Quality & Reasonable in Price. 18yrs experience, Nick 250-486-2359 PAINTING Homes in the Valley since 1985. Free Estimates. Small jobs welcome. 10% seniors discount. Dave 250-497-7912 250-485-3309

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Rubbish Removal 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley

Antiques from England, just in. Wardrobes, sideboards, corner cabinets, bdrm suites, tables, hall stands.... Great cond, selection, prices. Penticton Antiques, 455 Main St 250-493-2592 Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733

EXTREMELY LOW PRICES on popular BRAND NAMES because of slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

All stainless steel Fridges for only $1299 at CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS #104 2100 Dartmouth Rd, Pent, 250-490-0554 1-877390-0554

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Re-Conditioned Coin Operated Washer/Dryer Sets. Call 250-260-0394. USED appliances, fridge’’s, ranges, washers, dryers, premium condition, Lake City Appliances, 475 Main St. Penticton, 250-493-4220

Home Improvements

Home Improvements

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Feed & Hay

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Southside Structures

LODGEPOLE Pine. Split, dry, delivered. Same day service. $130. Summerland; $145. Penticton. Ted: 250-486-7300; Home: 250-276-5415.

NEW queen orthopedic pillowtop, mattress and box, still in plastic cost $1250. Must sell $350. King-size $595. Can deliver 250-488-4677


daycare closing, toddler beds, playpens, play equipment, books, movies, toys, to view call 250-493-7052 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD.


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moving sale, chesterfield, matching chair, hide a bed, soft pillow bed, complete, 29” TV, Entertainment unit, coffee/end tables, Safety First double baby stroller, 778-476-4106

Children's Showcase The Story Teller 2pm Cleland Theatre

Tree Services

one older solid 2 horse trailer, needs some work, floor, electrical, tires good, $600 obo, 1 (250)494-0760

The Apple Barn is now open 7 days a week. 10 varieties to choose from. Located past Windmill Garden Centre on Jones Flat Rd E. Summerland.




LET US BRIGHTEN YOUR OUTLOOK, Commercial, Residential Window cleaning, seniors discount, (250)809-1851

DELUXE mattress, new still in plastic w/warranty, sell for $280. 250-488-4677


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250-486-4533 PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump, 250-492-6710, 250-770-0827

Phipps Tree Service. Trees, hedges, rubbish disposal. Make sure you get a quote. Book now eve 250-493-8757 TREE trimming, topping. Brians Tree Service, bucket truck Chubb 250-492-1078

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6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1250-550-6648, 250-550-6647

record player, 2 bed rails for queen size bed, (250)492-7331

Farm Equipment 2006 Kabota 3030 hst, 30 hp, 4 wheel drive, loader, full cab, w/ac, rear blade,72” grass cutter.$24,500. 250-547-8993.

Misc. for Sale 2 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY TICKETS at GM Place Feb. 28, 9 rows from ice. $4000 obo. 250-308-6263 A Free Telephone Service. Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’’t Sweat It.No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 BOOK PRINTING & BINDING Download FREE Book: (7 Secrets to Printing, Marketing & Selling Your Book Fast) From Call Dexter at 250-260-1970 for printing & binding your book or


PET Sitting in your home. Well known Penticton business couple dog trainer Klause and 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. For appointment 250-493-2676

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GRIZZLY Roofing, specializing in New & Reroofing. 20 years experience & 24hr repair service. 250-486-0070

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1-888-239-9999 Kelowna.

2YR old Bowflex Stepper treadmill $2300 new, will sell $800 250-493-2669 Like new Bowflex Revolution XP plus accessories, paid $3600, asking $2700, (250)493-2452 RUSSIAN SKS’’s - top choice, new shipment, cleaned, oiled & inspected, $299. Ammo 1120 RDS-Case $195. 12 ga shotgun ammo & clay targets $99. Quality Firearms bought & sold. GLOCK stocking dealer. Weber & Markin, The Okanagans Professional Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna, (250)762-7575

OK Falls 3bdrm rancher single car garage, rv prkg, 3 decks, 1 sunroom, lg private lot. New paint/carpet $344,900 obo 250-497-8358 Penticton, 9bdrm house with 2 suites, single family home is a non-conforming tri-plex, 4700sqft, includes dble garage, paved parking for 8+ vehicles, prime 1/3 acre, near malls, schools and Skaha Lake, great for B&B, care home or large extended family, possible trade down, $639,900, 250-490-8888

SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop. $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres. $800.000. 15.9 acres. $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

GREAT Mtn view, central location, Penticton, immaculate executive, 1100 sqft, 2 levels, 2bdrms, 1.5bath, s/s f/s, dw, w/d, central air/heat, covered parking, $1200 + DD economic util, ns, n/p, ref req, avail. Feb. 1, (250)496-5465 LARGE 2 Bdrm apt Penticton. $875/mo + electricity. NS/NP, one year lease, references required. 778-840-7800 or to view. MOTEL Suites & RV Park, off season rates, Penticton & Summerland 250-492-8422 Penticton, adult oriented, 2bdrm, ns, np, $750/mo. avail. March 1, 250-801-5100 Spacious 1bdrm across from Skaha Beach, same floorlaundry $750/mo. 250-490-6718 Spacious, brandnew, 2bdrm + den area. DT at Meritage Loft, 6appl. Available now, call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 The Ellis 3rd fl, NW corner w/balcony, 2bdrm, 2 full bath, 6-appl, a/c, window coverings, secure prkg, ns, np. March 1st $1100+util, DD + references 250-496-5465

3 BEDROOM upper level house, 4 pc bath, 1200 sq ft. Central family location near malls and school. Nicely maintained spacious yard, large wraparound deck, laundry, appliances, central air. Quiet couple/small family. Refs reqd, N/S. Pets upon approval. $1450 Includes utilities/cable. Avail March 1st. Email: or Call 250-488-0613

Lifetime Collector seeks old Antique fishing reels & tackle... Anything Fishy! All quality items bought with cash! Please call Craig (250)542-8405, 250-308-8697 NEW Norwood SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” in Diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40% - FREE information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT Pioneer Eclipse propane burnisher mod# MM21K3CSF low hrs $2000obo 1-800-950-1337 SHARED OWNERSHIP late model 40’-60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower mainland, Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 6 0 4 - 6 6 9 - 2 2 4 8 . STEEL BUILDING SALE! Less than WOOD. Less than CANVAS. Various sizes and shapes. Canadian Manufacturer Direct. For the BEST AND LOWEST call Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. 1-800-668-5422

Misc. Wanted wanted to buy, 10 or 12ft aluminum boat, (250)493-0267 Wanted to buy: canoe, canvas covered wood strip canoe in need of repair, preferably chestnut or Peterborough Brand, call 250-494-1125

Apt/Condo for Rent

Acreage for Sale 4.9 acre hobby farm in Lumby w/barn, outbuildings, large insulated workshop, 4bdrm, 3bath house mostly renovated incl.fir flooring, slate tile, new kitchen. Asking $489,000 250-558-9601 to view 5 beautiful acres, Km 47, Summerland/Princeton Rd., minutes to dozens of lakes on the KVR, $150,000, (250)493-7703 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST.obo. 250-547-6932. Texas U.S.A Best Buy own your own 20 acre ranch in booming West Texas only $495 per acre $99.00 per month no credit check call 1-800-875-6568

Apt/Condos for Sale Condo in newer Lake Country development, 2bdrm, 2bath 842 sq.ft 6appl, Pool, Gym, Hottub, Lounge Move in Now $269,900 and save the GST Contact 250-550-0399

Apt/Condo for Rent

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101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

Alysen Pl. 2 bdrms, f/s,w/d, d/w, cent air/heat, 2 baths, large balconies, pkg and some have extra storage ............. $1375.00 + utilities

Elm Ave.: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, fully updated condo. This condo overlooks Skaha Lake w/2 decks. Includes f/s, w/d, d/w, a/c, water, cable & pkg. Dec. 1,..$1200.00 + elec.

1 Bdrms. Available Now: Dwntwn f/s, a/c, pkg, secure bldg. incl. util. & Feb 15: Waterford; 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath cable.............$645.00-$695.00per mo. townhouse, F/S, D/W, pkg, fenced yrd. ................................$1,000 incl. water Avail Now: Large 2 bdrm lower unit in 4-plex. Adult oriented. F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, nice patio & pkg, sec’d bldg........... ..............$875.00 incl. water. Property Management

Apt/Condos for Sale

Apt/Condos for Sale

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $625 $650 $650 $650 $800 $700 $725 $800 $1200

Near IGA large bach suite, sec’d parking, f, s, d/w hook-up, fresh paint. Avail. March 15 (CD106) Skaha Pl., grd flr., reno’d, 1 bdrm apt, f, s, a/c, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A355) 1/2 month free rent, 1 bdrms, near library, f, s, elevator, coinop laundry. Avail. Now (EFR) 1 bdrms walk-up apt on Winnipeg, incl. heat & hot water. Avail. Now & March 1 (ap2/7) 1 bdrm grd flr, incl. heat & hydro, coin-op laundry, 1 blk from beach. Avail. March 1 (wga 102) Large grd flr, 1 bdrm suite, f, s, shared laundry. Avail. Now (ot362) 2 bdrm, view of Skaha Park, f, s, balcony, coin-op laundry. Avail. Now (A372) 2 bdrm +den in The Verana 2nd phase, 6 appl., large deck, sec’d parking. Avail. Now (A400)

HOUSES: $900 $985 $1100 $1500 $1600

Lrg. 2 bdrm +den in 4 plex, unfin. bsmt, f, s, d/w, wood fp. Avail. Feb. 15 (H691-3) 2 bdrm upstairs house, 1 bath, f, s, hardwood flrs, large fenced yard. Avail. Now (H673-1) Newer 2 bdrm, 1/2 duplex, low maint. yard, f, s, w.d, d/w. Avail. Now (H714) Large family home, 4 bdrms, 2.5 bath, finished bsmt, garage, fenced yard. Avail. March 1 (H716) 2 bdrm +den upstairs, 2 bdrm in-law suite dwn, f, s, w, d, fp, carport, on Norton. Avail. Now (ot413)


Furnished exec. 3 bdrm twnhse, 2.5 bath, unfinished bsmt, near college & dance and yoga studios. Avail. Now - June (th487) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

BROCKTON COURT 241 Scott Avenue All Utilities Included, Senior Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Beautiful country 1740 sqft home, flat 1/2 acre, overlooking Twin Lakes, minutes to Twin Lakes Golf Course, no thru road, 20 min. to Penticton, lots of bright designer windows, skylights, fir floors, lots of extras, 870sqft 2nd building, $499,900, call 250-497-6525 for appointment

Lots BUILDING LOT FOR SALEPENTICTON.Nice quiet street, close to schools, shopping, & downtown core. 760 Bird Street. Approx 47’ x 100’. Presently zoned single family. New service to lot line. Raw land ready for your building ideas. Asking $199,000. Call days 250-490-7633 or eve/wk 250-770-1488.

Mobile Homes & Parks MOBILE home just steps from beach in Ok Falls. 39’’ Hy-Line fully furnished, covered deck, newer roof, 2 storage sheds. Adult park 45. Year round living. $39,900 (250)490-9159

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250-488-2881 1-1bdrm bright open spacious floor plan, quiet 40+bldg, n/s DT Penticton $625+util. ASAP 250-490-8888 1bdrm at Orchard House, downtown, corner of Martin & Orchard, $750 (incl. util.) call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1bdrm executive at Meritage Lofts, near park and beach, very large, $1000, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 1BDRM, newly reno’d, Pent., balcony, across creek, full k/b storage,ac elevator, $750/mo., np, 21 (780)474-0901 1bdrm ste N/S on Ok Lake. $780. Bachlor ste. Single occupancy $550 250-492-7986 2bdrm+ den, Verana, pool and amenties started, $1300, call Dennis at Realty Executives, 250-493-4372 2BDRM senior building quiet, elevator. N/S, N/P. $800/mo 250-493-3814 2 bed 2 bath large 3rd floor apartment with fab enclosed balcony. walk to beach & town,$1000 per month. Now available.,Call Sutton-Power 1 Property Management 250-487-0001

Mortgages BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renovations, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates and many alternative lending programs avail. Let Dave Fitzpatrick simplify the process. Mountain City Mortgage 1-888-711-8818 or email:

OLIVER, BC 1250 sf 2 bd, 2 ba, 2 yr old tnhouse. a/c, f/p, radiant flr heat, water sftnr, reverse osmosis & lg. garden deck. Next to River. $265,000 250-307-4750

Apartments. 1 & 2 bedroom from $650 up. Central location, near bus and Safeway, NP, NS, secure covered parking. Contact Locke Property Management Ltd. 250-492-0346 (02-19 & 02-16) Avail Imm. Newer 2bdrm, 2bath condo. Lake Country NS/NP, close to amenities, bus route, 6appl, 1 u/g parking & storage. Gym, Pool, Hottub, Lounge. $1075. 250-550-0399 DOWNTOWN Penticton, 2bdrm, 2bath, 5appl, secure parking, ref req, avail now $1200 (250)495-2329 downtown Penticton, 2bdrm with two bath, secure parking, 6appl, many other extras, approx. 1150sqft, 250-490-1034 or 250-770-2337 FURNISHED 3bdrm semi water front condo in Ok Falls, avail immed until Apr 30/10 or monthly, $1050 incl util. Lorraine 604-469-1517

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

RV Sites 1998 Nash 5th Wheel, 33.5’, 2 slides, ex. cond. $22,500. in yr. rd. prk. on lake in Summerland, BC, Rentable, 250-765-1378, 250-718-1146



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132 inc. 132 Power Street Bachelor Bachelor suite, suite, 1st 1st floor, floor, f/s, f/s, utilities utilities inc. Avail Avail NOW $$600.00 a/c 130 bdrm apartment, apartment, 4th 4th floor, floor, fr/st, fr/st, a/c 130 Skaha Place 11 bdrm Avail Avail NOW $$650.00 utili132 bedroom apartment apartment 1st 1st floor, floor, f/s, f/s, incl. incl. utili132 Power Street 22 bedroom ties ties Avail NOW $$875.00 bedrooms, fridge/stove 3311 WilsonWay St., Penticton 250 Marina 2 bed + den, 2 bath, Gas fireplace, f/s/dwdishw/d washer, w/d, wood floors, a/c Avail Feb. 15 $1175.00 Avail NOW $1,600.00 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 250• Marina Way 2 bed + den, 2 bath, Gas fireplace, f/s/dw w/d Avail NOW $1,600.00 HOUSES • • • • • • •Rd., • • • • • Summerland • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •2• •bed+2 • • • • • • study/office • • • • • • • • • • • • •rms, • • • • •fr/st, • • • • •w/d Gilman Avail NOW $875.00 HOUSES 2 bedroom house,rms, fridge/stove 3311 Wilson St., Penticton Gilman Rd., Summerland 2 bed+2 study/office fr/st, w/d $ wood floors, a/c Avail Feb. 15 $1175.00 dishwasher, Avail NOWw/d, 875.00 Stewart Place, Penticton 22 bedroom, bedroom, 22 bath, bath, fridge/stove fridge/stove dishStewart dishwasher, w/d, w/d, full full basement basement Avail NOW $1300.00 washer, Cornwall Dr., Penticton Renovated Renovated 22 ++ 22 bdrm, bdrm, 22 bath, bath, full full bsmt, bsmt, Cornwall fr/st/dw, w/d, w/d, garage, garage, large large fenced fenced yard. yard. Avail Mar. 1 $1600.00 fr/st/dw, Partridge Rd., Naramata Lakeview, Lakeview, 22 bdrm+den, bdrm+den, 22 bath, Partridge bath, fireplace, fr/st fr/st dw dw w/d w/d Avail NOW $ 1100.00 fireplace, Mill Rd., Naramata Executive Executive lakeshore lakeshore home, home, 44 bdrm, bdrm, 22 bath, Mill bath, fr/st dw dw w/d w/d central central a/c, a/c, gas gas fireplace, fireplace, 11 year year lease. lease. fr/st

Avail NOW $$2500.00 Avail

Commercial/ Industrial APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business. Call Barbara 250-492-6139 SHOP or warehouse 1200 sq.ft o/d,3phase. $6.50p/sq 250-809-0728,250-492-8324

Duplex / 4 Plex 3BDRM lower duplex Ok Falls, n/s, n/p. Reference required $750+util 250-488-0706 BRIGHT, renovated lg 4bdrm, 2bath, w/laundry, ac, vaulted ceilings, between IGA/Hospital/bus route, 2000sq,ft w/attached garage, n/s, n/p. $1295/mo. (250)492-9692 BRIGHT, spacious downtown, 3bdrm upper floor duplex, OK Lake view, master bedroom has ensuite, walk-in closet & balcony, 5appl, ac, gas fp, new laminate flooring, ns, no pets, Avail now $1200/mo, 250-493-5161 Executive 3bdrm+den 2.5 bath, brandnew, dbl garage, 6appl, a/c, n/p, deck/patio very spacious. Avail now $1400 & $1450 call Dennis @ Real Executives 250-493-4372 New lg 2bdrm, 2.5bath end unit, lg garage, a/c, 6appl. White at Government $1300. Call Dennis @ Realty Executives 250-493-4372 PENTICTON central 2bdrm, 6appl, ns, no dogs, two parking spots, newly reno’d, roof deck, Avail immed. $900+util., 250-493-3141 Penticton, Downtown 2bdrm + den, main level duplex unit, newly reno’d & painted, avail now, np, ns $975mo + util 604-533-0302

Homes for Rent

2BDRM, close to Cherry Lane & school, f/s 250-493-9357 250-492-3856 2BDRM lower 1/2 house Pent close to DT $900/mo 1/2 util. (250)492-2991 2 BEDROOM house, carport, covered deck, privacy with view of lake on 5 acre orchard in Kaleden. $1,200/mo. Ph 250-497-8039 / 250-490-6777 3+ bdrm home, lake view, private setting, $1300-$1500/mo. 250-809-0329 3bdrm house, $1150, references required 250-492-8681, 250-809-1693 avail now 3BDRM house Ok Falls, fenced yard, sm shed n/s, n/p. $900+util 250-488-0706 3bdrm house, orchard location, $1100, no dogs 250-492-0247

Homes for Rent

Stop Paying Your Landlord’s Mortgage. Free Report reveals How Easy it is to Buy Your Own Home Free Recorded Message 1-888-267-4599 ID#3001 Gil Szabo Personal Real Estate Corporation Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty 6Bdrm house, Columbia St. Penticton, next to park/school, avail. Mar. 15, $1900+util, 3bdrm main floor, avail. now, $1200+util, large yard, new reno, ref req, ns, np, email: or call 250-485-8218 after 5pm A Kal Lake home, Feb 1.-June 30/10. $1150 + utils.Furnished, 3bdrm, 2 baths, ample parking. Ideal for retired or prof couple. N/s. No cats. botter 250-545-9528 AVAIL now, immaculate, 2bdrm rancher, sunroom/den, all appl. gas f/p, ac, lrg.lot, single garage, newer paint & flooring, located on Westside of Kelowna in Fintry a rural lake community, 35mins to either downtown Kelowna or downtown Vernon. $1200/mo. R.R. Leanne 250-542-3457, email HARD WORKING couple with two teenagers and a non destructive dog and cat looking for a 3 bedroom house with garage or shed and parking for boat/camper for March /April. Excellent references available and looking for a long term rental only. $1100 $1200. range. (250)490-8565. IN Oliver lg 1250sq.ft bright 2bdrm, 1.5bath separate dinning-room, full basement 55 complex, RV prkg, pet neg. Avail imm $950+util. Contact Bob or Ann. (250)768-4117

Shared Accommodation Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl.,250-492-2543

Suites, Lower 1 and 2bdrm basement suites, sep. entrance, util. incl., private deck, np, ns, close to Wiltse school, avail. immed. $700/$800, 250-486-7974, after 4pm 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winfield, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-275-1204 evenings 2BDRM, $850/mo util incl,5-appl, n/p. n/s. Avail now 250-276-4486 lv message. 2bdrm+ den, 1000sqft, fully renovated, Penticton Creek, w/d, np, ns, $950 (incl. util), 250-809-5156 2BDRM+ patio daylight suite, close to CherryLane school n/s, n/p avail immed. (250)492-8033 LG 1 BD above ground suite, newly reno’d, sep ent, cble/internet incl., wd, dw, stove, fridge, ns, pets ok, encl. back yrd, centrally located & blocks from shopping, quiet area, 1/3 utils. $800/mo. Avail Feb. 1 Neil @ 250-460-1976 to view.

Suites, Upper

Olalla, spacious, bright 3bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, w/d/f/s, garage, landscaped, no pets, no smoking, ref. req. available now, $900/mo. (250)499-5700

2bdrm suite, $750/mo., no dogs, call 250-492-0247 Large 2bdrm upper suite, recent renovation, backs on to creek, very private, w/d, ns, np $895/mo. incl. util. 250809-5156

SINGLA HOMES 134-1458 Penticton, 4bdrm, 2.5bath, f/s, w/d, garage. 298/296 Maple St. townhouse Penticton. 3-4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, f/s, w/d, w/basement, garage, security patrolled, cable hookup and 1st month free cable, Rent starts at $1200. 250-488-6875, 250-488-1887 998 Creston, 1bdrm apt, livin room. Incl f/s, laundry, rent starts @$600 incl util, 250492-7570

4 BEDROOM, 3.5 bathroom, 2 car garage town home. Available Mar 1, 2010. Within minutes of 2 major shopping centres, hospital, medical clinics, restaurants and pubs. Kids and small pets welcome. $1700/mo #131 48 Galt Ave, Penticton Call 250-462-0384


Free List with Pictures of Bank Foreclosures and Power of Sale Properties. Free Recorded Message 1-888-267-4599 ID#3042 Gil Szabo Personal Real Estate Corporation Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty

2bd in Winfield. Panoramic lakeview, 1.5bth, 5appl, avail Feb 1., CA, NS, NP, Nchildren, $1100mo incl utils. Call 250-766-1834

IMMEDIATELY 2bdrm & den, lg 1400sq/ft suite f/p, deck storage 5-appl. Very good area $600/mo DD $300 incl util & cable. Work reference + previous landlord 250-488-4801 250-276-3733 lv message


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1BDRM home, pleasant location, Vernon, ns/np, w/d, f/p $750. avail now 250-542-9154

Shared Accommodation

spacious and bright, 2bdrm, amenities, $1000+util, 250-462-2472 spacious and bright, 3bdrm, $1000+util, 250-462-2472

Want to Rent CLEAN Mature Dutch lady looking for carriage house or sep suite on property. From Now-Sept. 250-954-5360

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Motels,Hotels LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, available for rental until June 1/10. Fully furnished, utilities/cable included, quiet location, near Mall and bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 492-7205

Room & Board Wanted: Senior gentleman in his 90’s in good health, clean and honest would like to meet up with honest lady in 60’s or 70’s in good health, offer for room and board is negotiable, photo please, Box # 321, 2250 Camrose St. Penticton, BC, V2A 8R1

Seasonal Acommodation Vacation at Lake Okanagan Resort from Sept 19-26. Sleeps 4, reg. $1400. Rent $600. 250-832-4019.

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Cars - Domestic 1981 Mercedes, 78,000 miles, scratched on roof, $1195, will take part trade, 250-492-1078 1988 Celebrity Sedan, new tires & brakes & more, lady driven since new, see at 3030 S. Main St. 250-493-5881 1994 Buick Regal loaded, V6, 3.8L, auto, a/c only 124kms, mint cond $2450obo 250-488-6785



Cars - Domestic

New Car Dealers

Trucks & Vans

1996 Dodge Stratus 4cyl auto, a/c loaded $1350obo Call Dan 250-486-5390 1998 Subaru Outback Wagon, AWD, 5spd, 2-sets of tires on rims. $5200. 250-938-5530. 2003 Hyundai Tiburon SE, 4cyl 5spd, silver, very good cond. $5500. 250-308-2225. 2008 VW EOS; full load; convertible; 38,000km; comes with full set of mounted winter tires. To arrange for viewing please call Associated bailiffs at 250-860-3132 Estate! 1979 Mercury Cougar HT, great cond. 1-family, Must sell. Offers! 250-542-7702 NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000 cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935 REDUCED $2499. 1999 Pontiac Firefly Suzuki 4dr auto, BC owned, 148,860k, $1000 service bills 2008, 45 Hwy Mile/ga. 250-979-2027 Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Stu Mennie for details 250-493-1107

Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Ed Maurer for details 250-493-1107

1989 F250 XLT Lariat, 2wd, reg cab, V8 auto, loaded, wired for camper, 157,231 original kms, excellent for towing or camper, will consider trade, $2000obo, 2000 Explorer Sport, V6, auto, loaded, 231,267kms, has issue with 3rd gear sensor and 4wd would not shut off so disconnected front drive shaft, mechanics special $1000, 250-492-0066 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, new snow tires, fuel pump, front brakes, built-in car seats, $2200obo, 250-499-5422 1997 F250 SB, ext-cab, auto mint, loaded $5500. Couch & loveseat, clean & good cond $60/both. 250-497-8634 1998 Plymouth Voyager in great shape. V6 fwd. Dual opening doors. Seats 7 w/captain’s chairs. $3000.00 obo. Phone 250 809 6471. 1999 GMC 2500 4x4, ex-cab, s/b, V8 auto, very good cond. $5000. (250)503-0320 2001 Dodge Ram, 2500, diesel, SLT, ex-cab, good cond in/out, $7,900 (250)306-5362 2001 Ford F150 4x4, 190K, L/B, good cond, $4900 firm (250)306-3787 2003 Ford Ranger, 2WD, exc/cond, 4cyl, 2.3L, 5-spd, manual, low kms, $5100 OBO 250-309-6554 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, Stow&Go, 106kms., hitch, loaded, $14,000obo. 765-4922 2007 Dodge 3500 HD SLT, black, L/B, Quad-cab, 4x4, tow-pkg, exhaust brake, 6-spd, auto, 62,000kms, warranty until 150K, $35,000 OBO (250)306-1383 May trade for car + cash 2008 F350 4x4, diesel, C/C, s/b, all power options, cloth int, 35,000kms, exc cond. $29,500. 250-545-8502. 89 Bronco II 4x4 6cyl, shift on the fly, good shape, remote start, good stereo $1095 obo Chubb 250-492-1078 Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Don Staks for details 250-493-1107


1991 Acura Legend V6, auto, fully loaded, w/sunroof, heated seats, $1750. 250-486-5390 Dan. 1991 Nissan Maxima, leather, full-load, like new in/out, $2200, (250)462-2855 2000 Honda Accord SE 4dr auto, p/w, heated mirrors, new tires, new Kenwood stereo/cd player, 168K, great shape, $7500. (778)475-1377 Vernon. 2003 HONDA Accord LX, 4cyl auto, 1-owner, lady driven, 42,000kms, dealer serviced, 17” alloys w/summer tires, exc.winter tires on 15” factory wheels. Still under ext.factory warranty, Exc.cond. $11,900. 250-542-7012. 2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon, sport pkg. 60MPG, exc.commute vehicle winter & summer, 5spd loaded, block heater, new Hankook tires, 117,000 mainly hwy kms. Orig.owner. $16,750 no gst. 250-307-0879 2006 Honda Civic Si, 2dr, A RARE FIND, 6spd, 4cyl, AC, Habanero-red-pearl, 68,000km mostly hwy miles, winter & summer tires, keyless entry, PS, PL, PW, very economical, 4 disc brakes, sunroof. $21,000. 250-545-8936. 2006 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB, no faulty brakes or sticky gas pedal on this fabulous economical little car. exc/cond! 90,000K (mainly hwy) auto, a/c, p/s, cd player, exc winter/summer tires, dealer serviced $9500 250-545-0997 98 HONDA Civic CX 2 dr, hb, Blk, 5 sp, cd, cloth. Studded winter trs w/rims & summer trs w/rims. 189,000 kms. 1 owner. Just serv. at Honda. In good cond, gr. fuel econ & rel. $3950 obo 250-488-0797 250-493-0572 Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Don Staks for details 250-493-1107

Vehicle Lease / Rent Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Stu Mennie for details 250-493-1107


1982 Honda CB650 mint, collector plate, receipts 16,400 orig. Dealer serviced. $2250. tel:250-493-4627 2007 Kawasaki 450, 4 stroke, new tires, exc.cond. $3900. 780-240-1171, 250-545-7867.

Off Road Vehicles 1999 Polaris 400, c/w winch & with or without snowplow. Exc. cond. $3995 / $3195. 250-379-2782, 250-308-6723. ATV-UTV CLEARANCE!! Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@ $1499 E-Scooter $689 Buggies, UTV, Plows, Snowblower 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Recreational/Sale 2006 Campsite by Komfort 23ft travel trailer, like new, used a few times $14,300 250-487-4307 Hookup & go 1992 Chev 3/4ton w/1988 25’ Prowler 5th Wheel. Both in great shape $7500 OBO (250)542-6399 NICE HOME, 1991 35’ Dutchman Trailer, exc. condition, new furnace, hot water tank, fridge, island bed, couch/pull out, AC, winter pkg, chassis heating, interior re-done, like home, no leaks, $7000 or trade for newer, small car, (250)488-2976

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip $2 - $12/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Snowmobiles 2006 Polaris 600 RMK. SLP Single Pipe & Airbox Kit. VForce Reeds. 155 x 2.5 “ track. 5560 km mint $5800 250-462-9555

Sport Utility Vehicle 2003 Blazer, white, 2 sets tires, 4x4, PW, PB, PS, air, PL, 80,000kms, $10,600. 250-938-4066 2008 TOYOTA Rav4 Ltd, 45k, winter tires incl. $25,900. 764-1595eves, 861-7849 days Toyota Loyalty Program $1000 incentive towards the purchase or lease of a new Toyota. Call Ed Maurer for details 250-493-1107

Towing PRIVATE property towing, impound service. Chubb’s Towing, 250-492-1078

Trucks & Vans 1990 GMC 2500 4X4, auto, in good cond, loaded, 218k $3500 250-493-0630

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2009 Ford Focus SES 4 Door Sport Sedan


2009 Dodge Caliber SXT

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 Door

Automatic, leather, Blue. PO922A $

Automatic, 22,500kms. P08127A $

Navigation. Green. P0923A $







2008 Honda Civic 4 Door

2007 Jaguar S-Type Vanden Plas

2006 Chevrolet 1500 Crewcab 4x4

Automatic, air conditioning. Blue. P0924A $

Every option available. Light Blue. P0925A $

Sunroof, loaded up. Red. P0919A $





2006 Dodge Grand Caravan



2008 Chrysler Sebring 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crewcab 4x4

DVD player, 45,600kms! Silver. P0917A $

Automatic, leather, sunroof. Silver. P0858A $

34,520kms! Brown. P08126A $



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2006 Cadillac CTS

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4 Hemi

2006 Chevrolet 1500 HD Crewcab 4x4

Leather. Dark blue. P0920A $

Alloy wheels, big tires. Blue. P08111A $

6.0L, leather, grey. P08106A $



Boat Accessories 6HP Johnson o/b motor, shaft, not a mark on it, approx 15hrs, fresh $1200. 250-494-1755 wanted, small aluminum 10-14ft or punt 250-499-5859






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Escorts Hardbody 4Hire 34-28-34 5’5, 115lbs, tight, toned tanned. Safe clean comfortable incalls or out 250-462-3510 HIRING XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independent Penticton 250-809-8041



2005 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT

2005 Dodge 1500 Quadcab Shortbox 4x4 SLT

2005 Chevrolet Equinox

61,8000 kms! Gray. P0881B $


Legal Notices

Penticton Community Centre Aquatic and Fitness Facilities Expansion and Renovation – Trade Tender Pre-qualification Stuart Olson Constructors Inc., on behalf of the City of Penticton invites interested Trade Contractors to make pre-qualification submissions for Trade Tenders for all scopes of work on the above project. The Project mandate is to upgrade and expand the aquatic, sports, fitness, and recreation facilities of the Penticton Community Centre in order to update the facility to meet evolving changes in user needs and technologies, incorporating LEED Gold environmental performance standards or equivalent certification, and to create a landmark building appealing to every age group. Funding for the project is being provided from the Building Canada Fund – CC (BCF-CC). Further information and pre-qualification documents are available on BC Bid at www. Closing Date and Time: Friday, February 12, 2010, 5:00pm PST





2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2003 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sedan

2007 Chevy Optra 5

Leather, sunroof, Black. P08120B $

White. P0839A

Manual transmission, 23,300kms. Blue. P0851A $




2006 Pontiac G6 GTP

2006 Nissan X-Trail Automatic, Leather, 58,800 kms. Beige. P0901A $

2006 Saturn ION 2 4 Door Sedan

240HP, leather interior, Silver. P0912A $ SEE WEBSITE



2006 Pontiac Pursuit

2006 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD

2006 Pontiac Pursuit

Automatic, air, 41,000kms! White. P0903A $

3.5L, automatic, 17,560kms! Red. P08122 $


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When you’re looking for that special item, look in the classifieds first.

47L magnum. Silver. P08102A $


Many more vehicles to choose from!






Automatic. Beige. P08121A $


Automatic, only 35,750kms! Orange. P0916A $





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What has a bigger economic impact than the Olympics?

Patrons in the Barking Parrot lounge at the Penticton Lakeside Resort get a close-up view of Super Bowl action on two big-screen TVs. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 3117 to win their firstever Super Bowl. Parties were held throughout the city to take in Sunday’s action.


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City completes land swap with school district BRUCE WALKINSHAW Western News Staff

Penticton council voted last week to sell two parcels of land that adjoin the former Kettle Valley Railway to School District 67 for $17,500. The sale is part of a land transfer initiated by the city in order to acquire a corner cut parcel of land located at the Power

“Someday we’re going to retire the way we want. But when is someday?”

Street roundabout. “When the city constructed the roundabout, we encroached onto a portion of the Queen’s Park School property on the one corner. And when we were looking at purchasing and cleaning up that piece where we had encroached onto their lands, we realized that we had two little orphaned pieces along the former KVR that the city still retained

and the other eight pieces were currently owned by the school district,” explained city clerk Cathy Ingram. “So, in order for them to make proper use of that and make it a straight property line we negotiated that they would sell the little piece to us and we would sell the two pieces of the KVR to them.” As part of the negotiations,

the city has agreed to pay half of the survey and legal costs and provide a grant in the amount of $750 to cover the cost of a zoning application which will be required by the school board to consolidate the two lots with the other eight. “To the best of my knowledge ... it will be in with the current parent property for a school park playground,” said Ingram.




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PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *0% finance rate for 36 months offer on approved credit from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) available on 2010 Corolla, 2010 Matrix, 2010 RAV4, 2010 Camry & 2010 Camry Hybrid. **2010 Corolla BU42EM (A) MSRP is $17,810 and includes $1350 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 1.9% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $199 with $1758 down payment. Total lease obligation is $11,310. Lease 48 mos based on 96,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. ***2010 RAV4 2WD ZF4DVP(A) MSRP is $26,215 and includes $1350 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Lease example: 4.5% Lease APR for 48 months. Monthly payment is $329 with $2288 down payment. Total lease obligation is $18,080 Lease 48 mos based on 96,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. †Cash back offer valid on retail delivery of select new unregistered Toyota vehicles, when purchased or leased from a Toyota BC dealership. Vehicle must be leased, registered and delivered by March 1, 2010. ††Toyota Loyalty Program (TLP) applies to current registered owners of Toyota vehicles. Current Toyota owners can have an additional $1000 taken off the price of any new vehicle purchase. Customer does not have to trade in a Toyota they must only be a current registered Toyota owner. This offer is also transferable to immediate family members. TLP may only be applied one per each eligible Toyota vehicle owned. Offer valid until March 1, 2010. ‡ The Complimentary Maintenance Program provides the services outlined in the Factory Recommended Maintenance Schedule that accompanies every Toyota vehicle. The Schedule is based on either time or kilometres, whichever occurs first. Service intervals must be followed per the Schedule. Some exclusions may apply. Services beyond regularly scheduled maintenance or components not included in your maintenance schedule become the responsibility of the owner. Consult your Toyota Dealership for more details. The Toyota Complimentary Maintenance Program will be offered for a limited time only on new Canadian Toyota vehicles sold on or after March 1, 2010. Offer subject to change. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra for all lease and finance offers. Offer valid until March 1, 2010. Lease offer - Down payment, first monthly payment and security deposit plus applicable taxes are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required, on approval of credit. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between prices, rates and/or other information contained in this advertisement (or on and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted.

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Feb. 10, 2010 edition