South Okanagan Similkameen

Community Resources
Professional

Consumer 

Better Business Bureau
Promotes marketplace fairness, honesty
www.bbb.org
1.888.803.1222 Mon-Thur 9am-3pm


Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Are you a target? Frauds use telephone,
mail, internet to reach countless potential
victims. See web site for details
www.antifraudcentre.ca
1.888.495.8501 Mon-Fri 5:30am-2pm PT


Consumer Protection Authority
Promotes a fair marketplace for BC
consumers, businesses; investigates
complaints, seeks redress for those
treated improperly by business
www.consumerprotectionbc.ca
1.888.564.9963 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


National Do Not Call List
Gives consumers a choice to reduce
the number of telemarketing calls by
registering your residential, wireless, fax or
VoIP telephone number
https://lnnte-dncl.gc.ca
1.866.580.3625
1.888.362.5889 TTY


Scams & Fraud
For information on common scams, go to
the RCMP web site, and click on ‘Scams
and fraud’ (Quick Links)
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca


Legal

Bell, Jacoe & Company Lawyers
www.bell-jacoe.com
13211 N. Victoria Road, Summerland
250.494.6621 1.800.663.0392
See our ad on this page


Access Pro Bono Society of BC
To advance access to justice by
developing, facilitating opportunities for the
effective provision of high-quality pro bono
legal services to people and non-profit
organizations of limited means
www.accessprobono.ca
1.877.762.6664


Canadian Bar Association, The
Promotes fair justice systems,
effective law reform, equality in the legal
profession, discrimination elimination
Lawyer Referral Service
www.cbabc.org
1.800.663.1919 Referral Service
1.800.565.5297 Dial-a-Law Scripts


Clicklaw
Provides legal information, education and
help. Solve legal problems - understand
your rights; common legal questions.
Learn about laws and the legal system
www.clicklaw.bc.ca


Community Legal Assistance Society
For benefit of those who are physically,
mentally, socially, economically or otherwise
disadvantaged, or whose human
rights need protection
www.clasbc.net
1.888.685.6222 Vancouver


Canadian Bar Association, The
Promotes fair justice systems,
effective law reform, equality in the legal
profession, discrimination elimination
Lawyer Referral Service
www.cbabc.org
1.800.663.1919 Referral Service
1.800.565.5297 Dial-a-Law Scripts


Clicklaw
Provides legal information, education and
help. Solve problems - understand your
rights; common legal questions
www.clicklaw.bc.ca


Community Legal Assistance Society
For benefit of those who are physically,

mentally, socially, economically or otherwise
disadvantaged, or whose human
rights need protection
www.clasbc.net
1.888.685.6222 Vancouver

Dial-a-Law
A library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It
offers general information on a variety of
topics on law in BC, but not legal advice.
Free service available in English, Chinese
& Punjabi via the Internet and by phone
www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public/Dial-A-Law
1.800.565.5297 Recorded Information


DKL Mobile Legal & Notarial Services
Delivering Beyond 9 to 5
http://dklmobilelaw.ca
129 Nanaimo Avenue West
Penticton, BC V2A 1N2
250.770.2951
See our ad on page 59


Lawyer Referral Service
Canadian Bar Association service enables
members of the public to consult with a
lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25
www.cbabc.org/For-the-Public
1.800.663.1919 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm


Legal Services Society
If you have a legal problem and can’t
afford a lawyer, we can help
www.legalaid.bc.ca


Anna Campbell, Barrister & Solicitor
Penticton Courthouse
106-100 Main Street
250.493.7164 see web for hours


• Family LawLINE
LawLINE lawyers give brief ‘next stop’
advice about family law issues such
as parenting, child/spousal support,
property division, family agreements,
adoption and court procedures.
Mon-Tue-Thur-Fri 9:00 am to 3 pm
Wed 9:00 to 2:30 pm
www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca
1.866.577.2525


People’s Law School
Provides public legal education & info
www.publiclegaled.bc.ca
604.331.5400 Vancouver


• Wikibooks Law School booklets
available: Being an Executor, Writing
your Will, Power of Attorney and others


Public Guardian & Trustee of BC
Unique statutory role to protect the
interests of those who lack legal capacity
to protect their own interests. Protect the
legal, financial, personal and health care
interests of adults who require assistance
in decision making. Administer the estates
of deceased and missing persons
www.trustee.bc.ca
1345 St. Paul Street, Kelowna
250.712.7576 1.800.663.7867


Seniors First BC
Formerly the Centre for Elder Advocacy
and Support. Are you dealing with a crisis?
Call to talk about an abusive situation
you feel is happening. We listen to
concerns about financial, legal, physical
and emotional abuse. Advocate for legal
and social justice for those 55+. SAIL is a
safe place for older adults, those who care
about them
www.seniorsfirstbc.ca
1.866.437.1940 (SAIL) Seniors Abuse &
Information Line Mon to Sun 8am-8pm
Language interpretation avail. M-F 9-4
1.855.306.1443 TTY

Policing

Community Crime Prevention Guide
Most Canadians believe being able to live
in a safe and secure environment is one of
the most important aspects of their lives.
This guide provides info on how to develop
and implement an action plan, develop a
community strategy, plus valuable sources
of support
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crimeprevention/
community-crime-prevention/
publications


Penticton Community Policing
185 Lakeshore Drive W., Penticton
• Community Safety Programs: Auxiliary
Constable program, Citizen’s Patrol,
Speed Watch, Lock Auto Crime,
Business Liaison programs
For more information, and to volunteer
250.770.4256 Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth


• Community Restorative Justice
Prevention, Awareness Community
Education program (PACE)
250.490.2372 Mark Provencal
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Emergency Only: dial 9-1-1


RCMP Detachments
• 1168 Main Street, Penticton
250.492.4300
• 2920 Highway 3, Keremeos
250.499.5511
• 425 Similkameen Avenue, Oliver
250.498.3422
• 16 Eagle Court, Osoyoos
250.495.7236
• 200 Highway 3, Princeton
250.295.6911
• 9101 Pineo Court, Summerland
250.494.7416


Senior’s Guide to Safety & Security
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Click on ‘Scams and fraud’, then
‘Publications’ under the Resources
heading, then ‘Crime Prevention & Safety’


South Okanagan Similkameen Crime
Stoppers
Receives tips from anonymous persons
and passes information on to police to help
solve cases. Cash reward of up to $2,000
for information that leads to an arrest. Text
‘sostips’ and send your message to CRIMES
(274637). Visit web site for information on
leaving tips online www.sostips.ca
1.800.222.TIPS (8477)


Summerland Community Policing
Citizens on Patrol, Speed Watch.
Rewarding Opportunity: Volunteers
welcomed. Send email for more info.
dhardman@telus.net
www.summerland.ca/city-services/rcmp/
crime-prevention 250.494.7416


Victim Services Programs
Police-based. Provides emotional,
practical assistance for those who have
been affected by crime, other traumas
250.499.5405 Keremeos RCMP
250.485.6224 Oliver Tue & Thur 8-4
250.495.4704 Osoyoos M-T-W 8:30-4pm
250.770.4713 Penticton, Summerland
250.295.7901 Princeton Thur-Fri 7-3:30

 

Financial

BC Assessment Authority
Produces independent, uniform and
efficient property assessments on an
annual basis for all BC property owners
www.bcassessment.ca
300-1631 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna
1.866.825.8322


BC Securities Commission Investor
Education
Useful information to be an informed
investor: know yourself, your advisor,
your investment, and the warning signs
of investment fraud. Subscription service,
seminars, and more...
www.investright.org
www.befraudaware.ca
1.800.373.6393 8am-5pm Mon-Fri


Credit Counselling Society
Free credit counselling, solve debt
problems, manage money better, use
credit responsibly. Open Mon-Sat
www.nomoredebts.org
375-1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
250.860.3000
1.888.527.8999


Edward Jones
When you’re satisfied, we’re satisfied.
See our ‘10 principles for Living in
Retirement’ article on page 14
www.edwardjones.com
See our ad on page 15

MNP Ltd.
Life-changing debt solutions
www.MNPdebt.ca
445 Ellis Street, Penticton
250.492.0866
See our ad and article on page 17

 

Funeral Homes

Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapels &
Crematorium
Helping you say good-bye, your way
www.HansonsFuneral.ca
527 Ellis Street, Penticton
250.492.4202

250.499.2121 Keremeos
250.498.4808 Oliver
250.495.2900 Osoyoos
250.295.6102 Princeton
250.494.3202 Summerland
250.768.3702 West Kelowna
See our ad on page 5

 

Coins, Precious Metals

Bluenose Coins & Precious Metals
Buy & Sell Gold, Silver, Platinum, Rare
Coins, Fine Watches, and more
www.pentictonbullion.ca
210 Main Street, Penticton
250.493.6515 1.866.493.6515
See our ad on the Inside Front Cover

Veterinary Hospitals

Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital
Full service small animal hospital
www.KelownaVet.ca
112-2476 Westlake Road
West Kelowna
250.769.9109
See our ad on page 28

 

Insurance

ICBC Seniors Insurance
Discount available for ICBC basic
insurance for 65+ registered owners
and operators and don’t use vehicle for
commuting, business or delivery. Also
Experienced Driver savings, Disability &
Antitheft device discounts. New to BC?
Your good driving record could pay off with
savings on Autoplan Insurance. See web
site or visit an Autoplan broker for details.
www.icbc.com/autoplan/costs/pages/
discounts-and-savings.aspx


Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies
Customer Service, First & Foremost
www.jmins.com
250.492.0017 Penticton
250.493.8666 Penticton
250.497.8739 Okanagan Falls
250.498.3451 Oliver
250.495.2681 Osoyoos
250.494.6351 Summerland
See our ad on this page

 
 
 
 
 
 

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