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Vernon shines at B.C. Games JENNIFER SMITH

But no smile could beat that of VancouverSquamish biathlete Hunter Sones, who was Greater Vernon rocked the 2012 B.C. presented the W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Winter Games, staging what is being declared Excellence. the best Games ever. “Wow,” said the speechless 13-year-old, Four days of intense competition, incred- donning the prestigious award which includes ible athletic ability a $2,500 scholarand an overwhelmship. ing Games spirit were Sones, from wrapped up and celGaribaldi Highlands, ebrated Sunday. has been participat“Without a quesing in biathlon since tion, these are the best the age of five and B.C. Winter Games was a three-time that have ever been bronze medallist at held,” Kelly Mann, the Games. president and CEO Sones is just one of the B.C. Games the 1,145 athletes Society told Vernonfrom across B.C., Monashee MLA Eric 292 coaches and 160 Foster prior to the officials who took closing ceremonies at part in the 15 differthe Wesbild Centre. ent sports. The ThompsonAkbal Mund, Okanagan zone president of the local secured 80 medals, Games committee, ranking second in was blown away by medal standings just the athletes’ passion behind Vancouverand desire to never JOSE LAROCHELLE/MORNING STAR Squamish with 81. give up. Salmon Arm athlete Samuel Kruk celebrates a Among those “That’s what bronze win in badminton with his Thompsonclaiming gold medthese games are all Okanagan teammates Sunday during the clos- about,” said Mund, als were Vernon’s Eric Byram (biathlon), ing ceremonies of the B.C Winter Games. who also read out Connie Kapak (speed a few letters from skating) and Jake athletes thanking Ondrik (freestyle skiing). The Thompson- Greater Vernon for hosting such a fabulous Okanagan also took the top podium position event. in girls curling, karate and speed skating. “We will remember the times we had here Athletes, both those proudly wearing forever,” an official from Parksville wrote in a medals and even those heading home empty- thank you letter. “It wouldn’t have been poshanded, were beaming as they left with some sible without you.” unbelievable memories. So while the athletes are the real stars of Morning Star Staff

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LeBlanc, just before boarding her bus to return home. From the 2,400 volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, to the committee who has spent the last two years preparing for the event, the Games would not have been possible without them, said Foster. “It’s a huge, huge undertaking,” said Foster. “It’s a lot of work for a very short time. “Congratulations to the committee on staging the best B.C. Winter Games ever.” Bill McNanora, president of the Surrey 2012 Summer Games, was also on hand at Sunday’s ceremonies to accept the B.C. Games flag. Although a little jealous, Mund wished Surrey well as he passed on the flag and the torch slowly began to burn out in Vernon. For more Games coverage check out the Sports section on A24 and A25. For full Games results visit www.2012bcwintergames.ca.

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News Norman ready to moo-ve to new home JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

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Brian Breitkreitz, the former owner of Norman the bull, is pleased Norman has a new home at a Kamloops petting zoo. the banks of the North Thompson River and where Norman is being moved to on Sunday. A special Welcome to the Farm day for Norman will take place June 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rainbow’s Roost for anyone wanting to see him in Kamloops. “We would love to have Norman’s friends visit,� said the MacKenzie’s, understanding the bull will surely

be missed at O’Keefe. The Breitkreitz’ are both elated and sad to see Norman leave the ranch. “Rainbow’s Roost will give him everything he thrives on – loads of attention from people as well as a companion and above all a couple who are passionate about animals,� said Chris. “The sad part will be the move

when he will be separated from Flapjack (the donkey) and the home he has been accustomed for the past five-and-a-half years,� said Chris. The ranch made the decision to let Norman go due to financial restraints. And despite offers, from both the Breitkreitz and the public, to donate hay and money to keep

Duchess the swan succumbs to injuries RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Polson Park’s ambassador is being remembered fondly. Duchess the swan was found dead at the park’s pond Tuesday morning. “It’s believed the trauma of the injury and the stress of the situation was too much for her,� said Courtenay Pitcher, the city’s communications officer. Duchess was injured last week during what may have been an attack by a dog or coyote. She was treated at a veterinary clinic and after a short recovery, was released back into Polson Park late Friday. Duchess was 25 years old and she had lived in the park her whole life. “She lived for five or six years longer than most swans do,� said

Pitcher. As a fixture in Polson Park, Duchess was extremely popular among visitors, and particularly children. She was also known to help city workers with their chores, including Ron Gibson, who has cared for Duchess and developed a special relationship with the bird. “He’s very upset and grieving for a friend,� said Pitcher. The Regional District of North Okanagan will consider how to commemorate Duchess within Polson Park. Donations for a permanent memorial for Duchess can be dropped off at Vernon city hall. Photographs of Duchess can be found at www.vernon.ca/swan/index. html

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Following news that the Jersey bull at O’Keefe Ranch needed a new place to live, offers to help Norman flooded in. “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing,� said Chris Breitkreitz, Norman’s original owner who donated the bull to the ranch in 2006 but following news that the ranch could no longer keep him she spearheaded an attempt to find a new home for the bull. One of those calls came from a Kamloops couple hoping Norman could become a part of their petting zoo family. “We met Norman, and recognized his special nature,� said Ed and Sheila MacKenzie, of Rainbow’s Roost in Kamloops, after reading about Norman in The Morning Star. “We knew instantly that we would be able to offer him a wonderful home environment.� Currently home to mini-horses, rabbits, silky hens, goats, lambs, a llama and pigs, Norman is expected to make a nice addition to the petting zoo at Rainbow’s Roost. “The place is beautiful,� said Chris of the 53-acre property on

Norman at O’Keefe, the ranch said it is not interested in keeping animals year-round. “It’s not something that we wanted to do,� said Marilyn Berglund, Historic O’Keefe Ranch interim manager, in a previous interview. “We love Norman.� The Breitkreitz are thankful that they were notified of the decision, so they could ensure he didn’t end up somewhere where he would end up being slaughtered. And they are amazed with the overwhelming public response. “I don’t know what we would have done if we hadn’t got this in the media because we wouldn’t have gotten in touch with these people,� said Chris, who actually had six offers to give Norman a home but due to the bull’s social characteristic she was keen on getting him into another petting zootype home. The MacKenzie’s are eager to give Norman the perfect place to call home. “At the Rainbow’s Roost, Norman will have plenty of room to roam, companionship with the other resident animals, and lots of attention from us and the from the many visitors to our farm.� Visit www.rainbowsroost.com for updates on Norman.


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Legislation goes up against teachers’ strike vote KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

At the same time the Labour Relations Board has given teachers the right to strike for up to three days, Minister of Education George Abbott tabled legislation Tuesday that would suspend all strike action and could impose millions of dollars in fines per day if a strike persists. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation could legally walk off the job as early as Monday. Teachers are to complete their own vote on that option Wednesday. The LRB ruled Tuesday that teachers can legally strike for up to three consecutive days in one week after two days’ notice, and a further one day in each subsequent week with the same notice. That could continue until the new bill passes the legislature.

Abbott said the legislation imposes a six-month “cooling-off period” and sets up appointment of a mediator to look at non-monetary issues such as class size and composition. A separate penalty provision would be enacted if necessary, Abbott said, imposing a fine of $1.3 million a day on the BCTF and up to $475 a day on individual teachers who strike in defiance of the new legislation. BCTF president Susan Lambert said teachers are reluctantly considering a full walkout, following the job action that began in September where they have refused to complete report cards or meet with administrators. “Teachers would prefer to be engaging in a meaningful mediation process to resolve this dispute rather than escalating it,” Lambert said.

“But given the government’s ongoing refusal to meet us half way, we’re compelled to try to increase the pressure on both our employer and government.” The legislation does not impose a new contract on teachers, but instead calls for a mediator to help resolve issues in bargaining between now and the end of August. Vernon Teachers’ Association president Bruce Cummings said Tuesday he was still working out the implications of the LRB ruling and the government’s pending legislation. “I don’t even know how to respond to this,” he said. “The LRB ruling is for a legal strike, but Abbott introduced the legislation at 1:40 for first reading, and there were no nays from anyone in the house.

“Appointing a mediator is a welcome thing, but we’re prohibited from striking during this cooling period, and the interim order was done so that BCTF and BCSPSEA could work out what essential services need to be in place.” Vernon School Board chairman Bill Turanski said trustees will need to meet with administrators to determine the best course of action over the next few weeks. “We have been in favour of negotiation, not legislation, but at least things are moving and I guess at this point this is one of the steps that we have to take,” he said, “so we will all cope with it as best we can.” The news comes on the heels of Monday’s BCTF “day of action” around the province, with teachers in Vernon holding a “rally around

the schools,” to demonstrate their dedication to being in the classroom and working with children. “We had a great time ‘Rallying around the Schools’ yesterday,” said

Cummings. “Joining us were retired teachers, parents and students. “Our message that we love to teach, we are teaching, and we are reporting to parents was received by the public with many

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Evening transit approved RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A green light has been given to night bus service in Vernon. Council voted Monday to spend $80,000 from April to December to have most bus routes running evenings from Monday to Saturday. “I think it will get used a lot,” said Coun. Brian Quiring. The goal is to provide transportation options to individuals going shopping or out to a movie or restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s expected weekday service will be used by shift workers, including those at the hospital. From Monday to Thursday starting in April, the last bus run will begin at 7:30 p.m. while the last run will start at 9 p.m. on Fridays and

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Jensen welcomes return to North Okanagan ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

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ing the last nine years as Jensen began his publisher of the Prince newspaper career in Albert Daily Herald in Nanaimo in 1985. Saskatchewan. He had been workJensen’s 27-year ing at a service station newspaper career and was playing on a included a stint in softball team whose rosVernon in the ter included mid-1990s several staff as part of a members of regional cirthe Nanaimo culation team Daily Free overseeing the Press, among O k a n a g a n’s them curthree daily rent Morning papers at the Star sports time, includeditor Kevin Ian Jensen ing the former Mitchell. Vernon Daily “ T h e News. circulation manager “We have always stopped by the service loved Vernon and we station and said ‘let’s were going to retire here, go for breakfast tomorbut when the oppor- row,’” said Jensen. “I tunity to become pub- think we may have a job lisher of The Morning for you.” Star came up, well, we Jensen began as a just got here a whole lot circulation represenearlier,” smiled Jensen, tative, then moved to 47, who is married to Prince Albert in 1987 Denise. to become circulation “We love the com- manager. He also held munity and we love the circulation posts in people.” Nanaimo again in 1990, They have two chil- was district manager in dren – Jordan, who Victoria in 1993, then works in a law firm in moved to Vernon. Saskatoon, and Aaron, In 1996, Jensen went who graduates from north to become proa Prince Albert high duction manager, for the school this year. Prince George Citizen,

then moved back to the Prairies in 2003 where he became publisher at the Herald. “Ian has developed a good understanding of all facets of the newspaper business, including the embracement of the digital world,” said Bruce McAuliffe, president of Black Press’ B.C. South division in announcing Jensen’s new duties. Jensen believes in getting involved in the community. In Prince Albert, he was on the board of directors for the Prince Albert Raiders Western Hockey League Club, was a founding director and coach of Prince Albert Minor Football, and was on the board of Crime Stoppers and the Victoria Hospital Foundation. “I love to be part of the community,” said Jensen, who also knows how important a role The Morning Star plays in the North Okanagan. “I’m going to make sure we continue to have a newspaper the community respects for our readers and our advertising partners.”

City makes RBC Cup short list ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

And then there were two. Including Vernon. The local committee pursuing the 2014 Royal Bank Cup Junior A Hockey Championship learned Monday it has been short-listed as a finalist. Vernon is believed to be up against Terrebonne, Que., a Montreal suburb, to host the 2014 national championship which, if successful, would be played at the Wesbild Centre. “We’re very excited,” said bid committee co-chair Mike Lane of Monday’s news. “We’ve been waiting for the announcement. We had a pretty good feeling, in dealing with Hockey Canada, that we would get there. They seemed excited by our bid and we had very good feedback on our bid package.” Hockey Canada would not say who the other finalist is, but Lane said he’s guessing it’s Terrebonne based on research his committee has done. The local committee will now have

a month to prepare an in-person presentation to deliver to Hockey Canada in Calgary on March 28. “We’ll put together a good presentation, we have a good package and a good team, so we’re feeling very confident,” said Lane. Helping the presentation will be the fact the committee can show Hockey Canada there is plenty of volunteer support available in the North Okanagan, after more than 2,400 signed up to assist with last weekend’s B.C. Winter Games. What will also help the Vernon bid, said Lane, is having the business community come on board. “If we can start getting corporate sponsorship on board, that will give us a strong case to win the bid.” Anybody willing to help can call Lane at 250-309-8851, Chris Collard at 250-938-1770 or Don Klepp at 250-549-3092. Hockey Canada will announce the 2014 host at this May’s Royal Bank Cup in Humboldt, Sask.

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Hospital funding moves ahead RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Public lobbying may have paid off at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Health Minister Michael de Jong will be in the community in two or three weeks. “We will be making some announcements. It has something to do with the hospital tower,” said Eric Foster, Ve r n o n - M o n a s h e e MLA, Tuesday. “The minister wouldn’t be coming to town to make a negative announcement.” Foster, civic leaders, health care workers and residents have been demanding additional acute care beds at VJH to address cancelled surgeries and patients being kept in hallways. Foster doesn’t know exactly when de Jong will be in Vernon or if the announcement will lead to both shelledin floors in the Polson tower being completed or just one. “We’re moving forward and we had to wait for the (provincial) budget,” said Foster. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, who was

JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon speaks about the 2012 B.C. budget with Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday at the Village Green Hotel. in Vernon Tuesday, wouldn’t say if there is money specifically in the province’s financial plan for VJH. “That’s for the minister of health to decide but there is a lot of money in the Ministry of Health budget,” said Falcon. During his local stop, Falcon spoke at a Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Village Green Hotel. “The landscape is littered with governments around the world that have failed to show proper leadership.

B.C. will not go down that path,” he said of overcoming economic uncertainty. In order to respond to global conditions, Falcon says B.C.’s 2012 budget calls for expenditure growth of two per cent and revenue growth of 2.9 per cent. The small business corporate tax rate will be maintained at 2.5 per cent. There is also a provisional one per cent addition to the province’s general corporate income tax rate in 2014/15. “If we perform only

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ritish Columbians won’t head to the polls until May 14, 2013 but the campaigning is well underway. During the last few weeks, senior Liberals have tripped over themselves to tell Vernon-Monashee residents how good a job Eric Foster is doing on their behalf. “You have a really effective MLA,” said Premier Christy Clark of Foster while at the B.C. Winter Games and a party gathering last week. In particular, Clark praised Foster for bringing overcrowding at Vernon Jubilee Hospital to her attention. “Eric is a very passionate and persuasive man so we certainly know how important Richard Rolke this issue is to the people of Vernon,” she said. But obviously it’s not important enough because the premier didn’t announce funding on a rare visit here. Foster revealed Tuesday that Health Minister Michael de Jong will make an announcement in “two or three weeks,” which is rather vague and it’s not known if development of beds will begin immediately or some time down the road. Now the Foster Fan Club also surfaced at Coldstream Ranch when Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom unveiled plans for the realignment of Highway 6. “Not many days go by that Eric doesn’t stop by to talk about various projects,” said Lekstrom. There’s no question that Foster has lobbied for improvements to Highway 6 for years as a then-mayor of Lumby and now as MLA. He drives the route frequently and is

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familiar with the risks motorists are facing. In terms of VJH, Foster has been a strong advocate for more acute care beds and has been a visible presence unlike some of his colleagues. He deserves credit for wading into a group of protesters last summer as an acknowledgment of their concerns over health care. But one thing that Clark and Lekstrom failed to mention is that Foster has been part of a team. He worked with the District of Coldstream and Coldstream Ranch to get Highway 6 addressed, while Foster has been collaborating with doctors, residents and civic leaders over hospital conditions. Clark and Lekstrom may have specifically focused on Foster because the Liberals fear their traditional hold on Vernon-Monashee is soft. The party narrowly won the 2009 election here and the HST, overcrowding at the hospital, Gordon Campbell’s leadership and the mishandling of services for developmentally disabled adults have undermined support even further. The NDP can smell blood and they have had a revolving door of politicians dropping into Vernon to wave the flag. The B.C. Conservatives are also looking to tap into perceived resentment of the Liberals. As hard as Foster has tried to demonstrate his relevancy and advocate for his constituents, his own government hasn’t thrown him a life line — specifically, dragging out a decision on completing the two shelled-in floors at the hospital and adding beds. And ultimately, it is action that is going to sway the voters and not back-slapping and kind words from politicians that pop in and out faster than a bagel in a toaster.

Congratulations to one and all in Greater Vernon for staging what turned out to be “without a question... the best B.C. Winter Games that have ever been held.” That’s high praise from Kelly Mann, president and CEO of the B.C. Games Society, but he should know what he’s talking about and anyone who took in any part of the Games would be hard-pressed to disagree with him. So hat’s off to Akbal Mund, president of the local Games committee, and the rest of his hard-working but always-smiling chairs and workers, an amazing 2,400 volunteers. It took months of planning and a lot of hard work, not to mention last-minute anxiety, to pull off this four-day event and even though it seemed to run without a hitch, that’s largely because of all the preparation and behind-the-scenes manoeuvring. Thanks should also go to the levels of government, the province and the regional district, that cough up funding for this sporting spectacle. Not to mention the workers at the various facilities that had the venues ready to go for the respective events. The end result is a feel-good community event that not only showcased the efforts of the athletes and coaches and officials, but also acted as a wonderful testimonial to the beauty of the region and the can-do spirit of its people. The 2012 B.C. Winter Games may be over but the warm community spirit and the memories of a wonderful event will live on in the minds of residents and visitors alike for some time to come. Well done to all involved and thanks for the memories.


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ell done G r e a t e r Vernon! To host the BC Winter Games takes dedication, patience, and generosity and the entire Greater Vernon area brought those pieces together to stage a very successful event this past weekend. Top-level athletes were treated to superior facilities and received enthusiastic support from the over 2,300 volunteers. The leadership shown by Games’ President Akbal Mund and Vice

President Jim McEwan over the past 24 months ensured athletes, coaches, spectators, and volunteers alike were treated to an event all of Vernon can take pride in. It was truly “Your Time to Shine.” On behalf of the BC Games Society Board of Directors, thank you very much for making these BC Winter Games a remarkable experience. Kelly Mann President and CEO BC Games Society

DON'T BE SHORTSIGHTED I find it exhilarating to see the number of opinion pieces that centre around the City of Vernon’s Sport Culture and Art Culture Developments. This is a great sign that there is motivation for positive change and that need exists. There are most certainly challenges to overcome and the citizens of Vernon have clearly identified the pressing issues. What I have yet to understand is where are the task forces (working groups of volunteers) that are seeking to resolve the problems? We all have opinions, but creative insight (rather than complaint) leads to solution. The proposed facilities can be inclusive of all community members if there were proper design, programs and access. For example, the track has received comments of ‘limited’ use; however, I don’t see this. An open community facility will offer a haven for everyone to safely exercise on a flat surface and in a lighted facility. Do older adults really enjoy the cement walls of Wesbild over the beautiful air and mountains of our home? It is either that or safety that brings them there to walk en masse. Beyond 3-4 months of a given year, the track would offer safety and outdoor beauty. I grew up in a town

where we the ‘young’ athletes (the so-called limited users) knew that the track was a shared facility. Those persons that walked understood that the inside lanes were their home, those that ran – we used the outside lanes. Then there were even days of the week clockwise, odd days counterclockwise. The best part were the track meets where the ‘walkers’ came to watch and volunteer. The older adults were cheering for the local kids by name and not because they were related; they were part of a community. We the athletes got to know the older adults by name and learned a lot about life. Our first lesson was simply smile and say hello. Doesn’t a smile make everyone feel better? Community service organizations rotated running the snack bar – it wasn’t a city monopoly. Yes, the city received a portion of the proceeds to re-invest back into the canteen and facility but by making money the service organizations had a revenue source, and they invested back into the community. This track is not just about a small group of athletes. This track is about the health of our residents. Visit the current ‘pit’ in Polson Park and there are moms with strollers, wives with wheelchairs

and kids with parents and or grandparents with rollators. Give these persons a chance to have flat ground, a safe place and a community to engage within. I look forward to the day that the parking lot is full of vans, buses and cars from local retirement residences where the inside lanes are filled with walkers and the outside lane with runners and a local service organization is available with healthy refreshments for purchase. This facility is needed for all; it is fact that one in four Canadians are obese and that the largest factor in losing independence as an older adult is physical inactivity. There is knowledge and ability in our community; lawyers, contractors, managers, builders and many more that can make this happen ‘by donation’. The proposed facilities can truly be community from development to use. I encourage our elected officials to think outside the box, generate positive momentum and don’t use finances or liability as an excuse. Jenn Jakobi TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS On behalf of the Together For Christmas team, we would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our community for the success of our

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Okanagan Arts Awards look to the north Vernon’s Patricia Donahue and Grindrod’s Cathy Stubington recognized for their contribution to valley arts scene KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Two North Okanagan residents have been recognized for their contribution to the arts in their respective fields with Okanagan Arts Awards. Vernon’s Patricia Donahue and Grindrod’s Cathy Stubington, who were nominated by colleagues, both received their awards on the weekend at the presentation gala in Kelowna, hosted by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan. All the winners were presented with a bronze cast sculpture designed by Kamloops artist Terry Shewchuk. Attending the black tie event was Donahue, a Vernon-based novelist and writing instructor, who said she was honoured and surprised to receive an award even though she was the only name selected as a nominee in the literary category. “They could have elected to not award literary as happened in 2008 and 2011,” she said. “It feels great to be publicly acknowledged for my years of hard work. Writing, especially novel writing, is a solitary endeavour; so much of this creative work is done absolutely alone. No one supervising, no one scheduling, except me. With little on-going feedback, these particular times when the community takes note is quite special not to mention encouraging.” Donahue, who is a founding member of the Okanagan Writers League and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, was, in part, recognized for her novel, Mighty Orion - Fate, published by Borealis Press in 2010. The book is set on the eastern seaboard during the era of tall ship building. A native of Dalhousie, N.B., Donahue grew up around ship building, and even trained as a tall ship sailor in 2004, which she used as research for her book. Accompanying Donahue to the awards ceremony was another Dalhousie native, Paul Harding, who she said arrived via a dubious route; driving for 23 kilometres from a rural mountain top at 5,000-plus feet

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Vernon’s Patricia Donahue is accompanied by Paul Harding at the Okanagan Arts Awards, held in Kelowna Saturday. Donahue was presented with the award for literary arts, while Grindrod’s Cathy Stubington was presented with an award for her contribution to theatre. altitude, then travelling twice the distance to the highway, then making the remainder of the journey into Kelowna. “He did make it off the mountain, only because a huge plow came along to plow for logging trucks at 4 a.m. kind of out of the blue. We figured it was divine intervention because there was no way even for a Skidoo to make it out,” said Donahue. “He hastily got into his tux and we made it on time for the fabulous red carpet photograph and Castanet interview then on to chef Michael Lyon’s great appetizers and Summerhill wines at the pre-party. Overall, it was a very polished affair with a packed house at the Kelowna theatre.” A former registered nurse and private therapist, Donahue also writes about the reconciliation process, which helps people work on unresolved relationship conflicts to better health and prevent disease.

This theme is prevalent in Mighty Orion Fate, which is available at Bookland and the Cracked Pot Emporium in Vernon. Donahue has also written a sequel, Mighty Orion — Secrets, which is awaiting publication. “A message I always impart to my writing students is that the arts are what makes us human. It provides people an identity, and gives a community definition. So I’m happy and honoured to have my community know that I contribute,” she said. Those sifting through the nominations could also not ignore the track record of Stubington, who was recognized with an arts award for her contribution to theatre. The founder of Enderby’s Runaway Moon Theatre, and a community arts advocate whose reach goes beyond North OkanaganShuswap borders, Stubington is a renowned puppeteer who runs a puppet museum in

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With his single, Tell Me I’m Wrong, having hit #21 on the adult contemporary Billboard charts in the U.S. before Christmas, Justin Hines continues to catch international attention with his voice and charisma. And he’ll be spreading his message of goodwill through his songs when he gives a concert at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday in support of the Kindale Developmental Association. “Justin is a shining example of turning a disability into an ability. He shows that all people have abilities and he is an inspiration to everyone,” said Cindy Masters, Kindale development officer. “People everywhere will be inspired by his amazing voice and incredible talent.” Kindale has been working on bringing Hines to Vernon for a long time. His appearance in B.C. also includes a show in Grand Forks, where his father-in-law lives, so it worked to bring him to the Interior for two appearances, said Masters. “He has an amazing story. It’s one of those inspirational, feel-good stories,” she added. Self-taught on the piano, where he now does most of his songwriting, Hines has Larsen Syndrome, a joint dislocation condition that confines him to a wheelchair. After winning a contest at the age of 14 to

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Justin Hines gives a concert at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday in support of the Kindale Developmental Association. sing both the Canadian and American anthems at a Raptors basketball game in Toronto, Hines has gone on to become a household name in his native Canada and other parts of the world. He performed at both the Beijing and Vancouver Olympic Games, and his other hit single, Say What You Will, which appeared on Hines’ second Canadian album and is on his U.S. debut Days to Recall, released in August, was used as part of a South African campaign to build 20 schools in 11 days. Hines has since performed in South Africa and saw the schools that will educate more than 22,000 students. “It’s so beyond an honour knowing that a song we did was part of this, that we get to be part of that beauty,” he said. Hines has also made an impact in the U.S. He has appeared on the CBS Morning Show and starred in a con-

cert, which was taped at Toronto’s Royal Cinema with special guests Ron Sexsmith, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Sierra Noble and the Canadian Tenors, that was shown on PBS. The music video for Tell Me I’m Wrong was primarily filmed in Joplin, Missouri, following the devastating tornado that touched down there in late May, 2011, and he continues to perform south of the border as well as at home for fundraisers and concerts. Tickets for his Vernon concert are still available, and Masters says she would love to see a full house to greet Hines. “He often meets his fans after the show, so the audience should stick around after the concert ends.” Hines will be at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, available at the Ticket Seller box office, 549-7469, www. ticketseller.ca.

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B.C. folk musicians Corwin Fox, above, and Raghu Lokanathan perform together at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo on Sunday.

moving to B.C., first Prince George and now Victoria, from Nova Scotia over a decade ago. A prolific writer, his music has been played and regularly requested on CBC programs such as The Vinyl Café and the

former Richardson’s Roundup, whose host Bill Richardson called Lokanathan’s song Ramona “genius.” He was also asked to play at the Vancouver Folk Festival, where the late Utah Phillips heard him, and said that Lokanathan “writes songs like they used to a long time ago.” Fox has received just as many accolades about his work. The Halifax born and Ottawa raised songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed as “a shin-

ing light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox, director of the Vancouver Island Music Festival. Now based on the west coast, Fox has produced more than 30 albums for other artists and worked in the studio on over 100 albums in various capacities as well as composing music for theatre and documentary soundtracks. Of his solo career, he has released two full-length albums, Compassionate Relay (2002), and Water Rain Music (2004) and four EPS, most recently Minutiae (2011). He has also played venues and festivals large and small, some by himself, some with his band Morlove, and some with such luminaries as Fred Penner, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, Alex Cuba, and Kim Barlow. Locals can catch the two luminaries when they take the stage at Gallery Vertigo (300131st St. upstairs) Sunday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance at the Bean Scene. For more information, contact Gallery Vertigo 250-503-2297, www. galleryvertigo.com.

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Calgary singer/songwriters Brent Tyler and Calvin Locke are teaming up for a Marchlong tour across western Canada that brings them to Vernon. Calling their tour “Big Love, No Money,” the two musicians are known for performing soulful and heartfelt songs with an aggressive and engaging acoustic style. Big acoustic love is how Tyler describes his music and live performance. After releasing his second album, In Rhythm, in the summer of 2010, Tyler has spent the last year adding highway kilometres and industry experience to his already accomplished resume. Highlights include opening slots for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Watchmen, Julian Austin, and Joel Plaskett. Recently, he has been fortunate to share stag-

es with other accomplished Canadian artists such as Wil, CR Avery, Ari Neufeld, and The Polyjesters. Locke, in turn, plays a soulful blend of acoustic and electric blues rock and pop. With a wide array of influences ranging from Jack Johnson to Bruce Springsteen to the Black Keys, his songs detail love in all of its forms. His unique guitar style makes the music both infectious

and compelling and always delivers a soulful groove. In the past year, Locke has toured across Canada to promote his debut EP, Yukon to St. John’s. The tour lasted for 100 days and 17,000 kilometres and saw Locke travel from Calgary to Whitehorse to Vancouver Island and then all the way to St. John’s. He delivered a unique show playing right out

of his van in every city along the way. The tour was a unique way to have his music heard and also to raise money and awareness for The Will To Survive, an organization that supports the fight against childhood cancer. The Big Love, No Money tour takes the stage at The Hub Arts Collective, located beside the Towne Theatre in downtown Vernon, March 7. Visit The Hub for details.

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I have written about the Falls Prevention Program home safety assessment several times. It seems like such a good idea — two trained volunteers will do a free assessment of seniors’ homes to see if there are any safety hazards that could be corrected and reduce the chance of having a fall at home. Falls are the most frequent cause of seniors losing mobility and independence, often having to leave the homes they love. There is no way I ever want to leave my little, old cottage so I decided I could prepare in advance and let other people know that the assessment is an easy thing that anyone can do to help themselves. I cleaned up all the pet fur and waited for the volunteers to come by. They will never do assessments without the permission of the home owner and it must be arranged in advance. People can refer themselves, sometimes at the suggestion of health care professionals, to the program and can have a family member or friend present at the assessment if they want. Volunteers Kathy Betts, a retired nurse, and Bonnie Burnett, who has volunteered for many things for many years, came to see me. “Everything we suggest to people is confidential and they can decide what to do about the things we take note of. No one is graded on anything,” Betts reassured me. We all sat down at the kitchen table and they explained the process to me. It included some questions about any medications I might be taking that could make me dizzy and in more danger of a fall, and about falls I had had in the past year. This is for purposes of information for statistics only, to help with planning for falls prevention projects and no names are used. “The North Okanagan Falls Prevention Program is free. It does not endorse or sell any projects, services or contractors. And we are not out to find fault with anybody. We are just here to help. No one is going to check up on you,” said Burnett. They said that some of the more dangerous things they have seen are loose railings, uneven stairs, someone climbing on an unstable box to water hanging plants, and loose scatter rugs. They set out, starting with the front entry way, which already failed by having a step that was not level and no container of sand, kitty litter or salt available for traction on ice, and no hand railing. Things were not looking good for home sweet home. I hadn’t thought of those things before and it was useful to have an objective look at what I had simply got used to. “This is like going back in time,” one of the volunteers said of my tiny abode which has a wood stove and no electronics in sight. I took that as a compliment because I like the vintage look. Burnett and Betts were very professional and said that their main concern is safety and they will comment only on

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Bonnie Burnett, of the Falls Prevention Program, writes up her recommendations during safety inspection of a home. The free inspection is available to all seniors and it is up to people to decide whether or not to make recommended changes in their home. changes that might make a home easier to live in. The bathroom was a main concern as it is the site of many home accidents. Their suggestion was for a non-slip mat in the tub and to consider grab bars for getting in and out of the tub, although I have never had the need for them. Accidents can happen in the kitchen too, with heavy items stored too high to be easily reached, not having a proper step ladder, inadequate lighting and floors not clear. My kitchen was safe. Funny that it turned out to be the safest room in the house and it is the one I never go into except to feed the pets. In the living room, electrical cords running where they can be tripped on are a concern in many homes. Since there I have no electrical appliances, this was not a problem for me. They commented that the stairs should have another hand rail and the edges marked in contrasting colour. The bedroom should apparently have a safety pole next to the bed, and a nightlight. A good suggestion was to have a flashlight readily available if needed. The check was very thorough with even the pets, who could be tripped over, being noted. The door mat by my front door is not secured and the volunteers didn’t miss that. “I can’t tell you how many older ladies have caught a slipper on a scatter mat and slipped and had a bad fall,” Betts told me. “We hope we have brought to mind some things that could make your home a bit

safer.” We sat down again to discuss what they felt I could do to make my home safer. They leave a copy of the things they have noted and their suggestions. For my house, they thought the priorities were the stairs, the bathroom mat, uneven door sills and a bedroom nightlight. I agree with their suggestions. I knew about some of them — those pets are a tripping hazard — and others I had not thought about and will try to correct. I may not need all of the safety modifications now but things can change, slowly or quickly, and it might be worthwhile to have another safety check in years to come. I appreciated that the volunteers were so pleasant and generous with their observations, suggestions and time. They also left some reading material about falls prevention and general wellness for seniors. The Falls Prevention Program is for seniors but thinking about home safety could benefit everyone. I recommend it. The program could use more volunteers. The volunteers don’t need to have any technical background of any kind, just be observant and want to help seniors live more safely. Surely this program has helped a number of people avoid the pain and consequences of a fall over the years. For more information about the home safety assessment or the Falls Prevention Program, call 250-545-8572 or e-mail nofalls@socialplanning.ca.


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oday, Feb. 29, is Leap Day, signifying a Leap Year. It came about with the transition from the Roman calendar to the Julian, in 45 BCD (before common era), to the Gregorian calendar. Because it takes 365.25-plus days for the earth to revolve around the sun, they needed to add another month, which they named July (after Julius Caesar) and an extra day, which was added to the last month of the old calender (Feb. 28). This extra day was added every 1,460 days; years with a leap day are all divisible by four. Years that can be divided Cathi Litzenberger by 100 evenly are excluded except for those that can also be divided evenly by 400. Sound complicated? Well it works, that’s all that really matters. Many people know this day as Sadie Hawkins Day, an American folk event or pseudo-holiday originating in 1937 from Al Capp’s classic hillbilly comic strip, Li’l Abner. When I was in high school we celebrated Sadie Hawkins day by dressing up as hillbillies and those that were brave would ask a boy to the dance or sock hop. Today, it’s not considered wrong for the fairer sex to lead in asking the other out and so Sadie Hawkins day, for the most part, has been relegated to history. Since there are no particular leap

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year foods, I’ve chosen Welsh recipes in honour of St. David’s Day tomorrow. Daffodils and leeks are two Welsh symbols and no celebration would be complete without welsh cakes with jam or sweet cream. Welsh Cakes 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated white sugar 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter 1/3 cup currants or raisins 1/4 cup chopped candied citrus peel 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 - 4 tablespoons milk In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon and mace. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Stir in the currants and mixed peel. Add the beaten egg and enough milk to form a light dough. Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of 1/4 inch (5 mm). Cut into rounds using a 2 1/2 inch (6 cm) cookie cutter. Lightly butter a griddle, heavy frying pan, or electric frying pan and heat to medium hot. Cook the Welsh cakes for about 5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown, but still soft in the middle. Immediately after baking, sprinkle

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During January, a number of local women have been busy working on a project to assist less fortunate grandmothers in Kenya. Hoping to be part of a group called Agape in Action, which is planning a mission trip in March to finish building a high school and working with grandmothers, I was disappointed to find that I could not go at this time. I had received a short film showing the plight of some of the grandmothers in Kenya and the poor sleeping conditions they have. Dirty, torn two-inch pieces of foam on a small wooden bed, could support a gogo (grandmother in Africa) and sometimes one of more of her grandchildren. Thin, torn blankets were sometimes visible. It seemed a good idea to make some quilts to send with the team and I set about asking my quilt group and others if this was a feasible idea. Sowing this seed made me realize what a wonderful community we have. Earlier last month, I was able to send

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Comfort Dolls and quilts have been created by members of After 7 Sew n’ Sews Quilt Group, Grannies à Gogo, the Upper Room Mission and others in the community. 19 quilts and 10 little Comfort Dolls in a box kindly donated by UPS, to Ontario. Once they arrive there, they will be taken by the team members to a small village in Kenya. The most special part of this project was that members of the After 7 Sew n’ Sews Quilt Group, Grannies à Gogo, the Upper Room Mission and other friends, kindly donated their time, abilities and

sewing supplies to make this all happen. It felt very much like times long ago when women got together and worked on one quilt, while visiting with each other. It’s a great way to spend a wintery morning or evening in Vernon. Thanks to all who made this idea become a reality. Beverley Barling is with Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon-South Africa Connection.

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From skin care to natural healing, the Body and Soul Wellness Fair has something for everyone. The fair takes place Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at the Vernon Recreation Complex in the auditorium. Admission is free. “Our mission is to empower those involved in bringing wellness through a physical mental or spiritual means and to have a platform to share these gifts with as wide an audience as possible,” said Ashleigh Magill, who is organizing the event

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Life Vernon library hosts pirate fun Kids seven and up are invited to don their best pirate gear and head to the Vernon library at 1 p.m. on Saturday for a Pirate Party. The fun includes games, crafts and

a treasure hunt, and kids are encouraged to dress up. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required by dropping into the library or calling 250-542-7610.

INTERESTED IN AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW CHICKEN? The British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB) with the assistance of the Cou Council of Marketing Boards (COMB) will be conducting a random draw for applicants to form waiting list(s) for the Interior and Lower Mainland Regions of BC. 15 applicants will be drawn for each region. Drawn applicants will be placed on the applicable waiting list in the order drawn. Each waiting list will be for quota to be issued in any amount not to exceed 7,716 kilograms live weight per 8 week cycle as required by the Board. Applicants may apply by submitting an application form and the applicable fee to the Council of Marketing Boards by no later than 4:00 pm PST on March 23, 2012. The draw will be held by COMB on March 27, 2012. Application forms and the regulations regarding the New Entrant Program for Growers can be downloaded from www.bcchicken.ca. If you have any questions or would like the application package to be mailed, please contact the BC Chicken Marketing Board at (604) 859-2868.

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A screening of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? will be shown Thursday at the Towne Theatre.

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Project Funding Available! Your Community Foundation is once again inviting qualified organizations within the North Okanagan Region, to submit grant applications which are in support of local community projects. If you have a community project or program which requires funding and are a registered charity, you are invited to submit a grant application. To receive your application form and guidelines, please visit our website at www.cfno.org. If you do not have web access, please call our office at 250-542-8677. If you have any questions regarding your project’s eligibility or the application process please call our office prior to submitting your application. Applications must be post marked no later than Saturday, March 31, 2012 and must be mailed or delivered to:

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Cedar Bridge School is about more that teaching children their ABC’s. In the Waldorf-inspired programs at Cedar Bridge School, biodynamic gardening, farming and care of animals are an integral part of the curriculum. “Our vision is to give children a relationship and understanding of the balance between man and nature,” said Trish Folland, with the school’s board of directors. “This requires some growth and learning on our part as the adults who guide them. “To this end, Cedar Bridge school is proud to bring to our community a screening of Queen of the Sun: What Are the bees telling us?” The film is an alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John. “Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world includ-

ing Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.” Screening will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Towne Theater. Tickets are $5. Werner Gysi, a holistic bee-keeper from Enderby, will be speaking after the movie and will be available to field questions. For those who would like to learn more about Cedar Bridge, the school will host an open house March 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come explore the goings on of a Waldorf classroom through A Parent’s Day In School. “This experience will provide a taste of how our curriculum educates the whole child through a unique balance of the movement, arts and academic subjects,” said Folland. Please reserve your space at 250-547-9212. The school is located at 730 Whitevale Rd., Lumby. Cedar Bridge School is a non-profit organization. For enrolment inquiries and to learn about the school and its programs, check out www.cedarbridgeschool.com or call 250-547-9212.

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eration, it’s a great time to think about your brain health. Growing evidence supports the benefits of physical activity to reduce the risk for or delay the onset of dementia. Using a new approach at the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Robin Hsiung and his colleague Teresa LiuAmbrose from physical therapy are investigating the effects of exercise on people with mild mental deficiencies. Known as mild cognitive impairment, 40 to 50 per cent of these cases will develop into dementia within

five years. The research studies exercise in a more proactive way. Using MRI brain scans and blood biomarkers (which identify the progress of dementia), Hsiung and his colleagues are measuring the physiological changes that take place in the brains of people who receive exercise therapy. In contrast, previous research has tended to be observational: drawing conclusions about the effects of exercise on the brain from clinical discussions with subjects. This research will provide a better understanding of how exercise is affecting the brains

of people with vascular cognitive impairment and its usefulness as an intervention strategy. Apart from slowing the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia, exercise is also beneficial for heart health and preventing strokes. “We believe that what is good for the heart is good for the brain and more than ever, research is critical to learning more about reducing the risk of dementia,” says Jean Blake, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “In the meantime, we’re asking British Columbians to take action today for their brain health.”


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Community Calendar FEBRUARY 29 PRO LIFE THRIFT STORE BIG $1 SALE All children’s, women’s and men’s winter clothing on sale. All pants, sweaters, jackets for only $1 a piece. Where else can you get good quality clothing for so little money? Don’t miss this unbeatable sale, Feb. 29 to March 3. We are at 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more info. ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Okanagan Centre Vernon, meets at Okanagan Science Centre, downstairs, Feb. 29 at 7:15 p.m. Speaker is member Bryan Kelso talking about Stonehenge Installations. We will also have a demonstration for new members and guests on telescope basics starting 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting. Public is welcome at our meetings so please come early for telescope basics talk and ask any questions. NORTHERN LIGHTS CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS Equinox Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Zion United Church, Armstrong. Tickets at the door. ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM FUNDRAISER On Feb. 29, Hungry Jacks in Enderby will donate $1 from every hot drink sold to the MV Beattie Anti-Bullying Program in support of Pink Shirt Day. Anyone wearing pink that day is eligible to come in and enter our draw for a pink hockey sockey toque. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. New! Wednesday Wing Night, only 35 cents! Meat draw starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Spitfire Lounge. HI NOON TOASTMASTERS Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Brew Coffee House. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact James at hinoontoast@gmail.com NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR 55-PLUS The cold weather and slippery roads are not good for walking so join us Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. for Nordic Walking Program at the Lumby Community Hall, 2250 Shields Ave. Walking poles, with instruction, are available for those that would like to try them. Energy bars given out to give you a boost. For more information, call Olena at 250-547-8866. AA MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m., moved to 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H). Open meeting (X), 8 p.m. at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. Closed meeting, 8 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25 Ave, Vernon. AA meeting (X), open, 8 p.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) no handicap access. THE VERNON DIET CLUB MEETS Every Wednesday in the basement of Peace Lutheran Church. Weigh-in between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Short meeting to follow. Anyone wishing support in weightmanagement is most welcome. Call 542-3252. IS SCRABBLE ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST? Join the local “Scrabblers” every Wednesday at 10 a.m., Schubert Centre. Come out and learn with us! Call Sharon at 545-8092 for more information. THE SCHUBERT CENTRE We have many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549-4201. Thursdays it’s tai chi, seniors’ support group (fourth Thursday), Fun Time for Seniors, line dancing, exercise class, wood carving, Friday’s canasta, mah jongg, happy hour with live music. PARENT AND CHILD WALK IN THE PARK Hosted by Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. Everyone welcome, meet 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2905-29th Ave. Meet other parents, get fit and win a prize. Step challenge, pedometer supplied for the walk. Join anytime. For more information, call 542-7578. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) Meets Wednesdays 9 to 9:45 a.m. with meetings 10 to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Drive. Call Debbie at 250-542-0187 or Bev at 250-542-9381.

MARCH 1 THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TCF Vernon Chapter will be holding their annual general meeting March 1 at 7 p.m. in the People Place. All past and current TCF members are encouraged to attend this meeting to help us elect a new board of directors. For further information, please call Darlene at 250-558-5026. MUNICIPAL PENSION RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION March 1 at 1 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. There will be election of officers. Dr. Denise DeMonte, a local naturopath, is our guest speaker. Anyone receiving a BC Municipal Pension including retirees from health care, local government, school district, police and fire is wel-

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come to attend. All members are encouraged to bring a new member with them. For info. contact Jane at 250-260-6199. FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEET March 1, at 10 a.m. at the Pantry. Guest speaker will be Arlene Kermode Smith, on early Vernon photographers. All are welcome to attend. Lunch is available. ANNUAL ST. DAVID’S DAY LUNCH March 1 at noon for social, lunch at 12:30 p.m., Village Green Hotel. CAPSULE COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES March 1: Cuba, Choirs, and Friendship. Donna Phillips leads us to discover the connections between Canada and Cuba through the Jibacoa Canada Cuba Friendship Choir! Learn of the restoration of Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site! Presented by Vernon’s University Women’s Club; supports two $1,500 scholarships every year for Okanagan College students, Kal Campus. Do join us at Halina Centre (Vernon Rec Centre, 3310-37th Ave) Thursdays in March, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $7 each or $20 for the series, $4 for students. VERNON TOASTMASTERS Meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Express. Business people, instructors and anyone who wants to become better communicators are encouraged to attend. For more info.,, call Serle at 250-542-5161. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. Play pool in the Spitfire Lounge, starts at 7 p.m. Non-members welcome. Call Reg at 250-275-0707. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND WEIGH-IN CLINIC The first Thursday of every month from 10

a.m. to noon at Schubert Centre. Ask at front desk for room location. THE VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd., just off Silver Star Rd. We look forward to seeing new and longtime members. For more information, see www.vssq.org VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE DANCES Every Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. Live entertainment. Everyone 50 and over is welcome. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. Call 250-542-2877. CRIBBAGE Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Drive. VINTAGE CARS Are you interested in old cars? The Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We welcome interested guests and new members. Please note: though owning a vintage car may be desirable, it is not a necessity. Call Glen at 250546-3252 or e-mail to damzerr@telus.net.

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munities, the unit helps respond to the four types of bullying – physical, verbal, social and cyberbullying – and helps provide successful outcomes through its WITS program. “WITSmeansWalking Away, Ignoring, Talking it out and Seeking help,” explained Warren Smith, rural programs coordinator with the safe communities unit who delivers WITS to seven elementary schools in the North Okanagan. “The response has been very positive from schools, parents and the community. It brings them all together to respond and deal with bullying issues.” WITS can also be used outside of schools. Smith released numbers from the B.C. Human Resources Association that showed approximately 50 per cent of employers are seeing some type of bullying or harassment in the workplace. In the schools, RCMP school liaison officer Kathy Szoboticsanec works with school staff to empower youth to stand up to bullying, take a stand, confront, and teach those being bullied to how to express themselves and tell someone what’s happening.

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Vernon RCMP safe communities unit rural programs director Warren Smith (right) explains his unit’s anti-bullying programs to local media as Margaret Clark of the Restorative Justice Society of North Okanagan (left) and RCMP school liaison officer Const. Kathy Szoboticsanec look on. Two types of bullying that Szoboticsanec has seen a lot of in her four years as school liaison officer are face-to-face and cyber bullying. “Cyber bullying is huge in my world,” said Szoboticsanec. “It’s done through text messages, through Facebook messages. I’ve had to go to high schools to explain to students that once you post bullying that’s negative or is threatening or harassing, that’s evidence and it will help me in my investigation.” Szoboticsanec, who said she is brought in to deal with a bullying situation if the victim feels unsafe, said there is a

shift going on in regards to cyber bullying from the high schools to the elementary schools, as more kids have access to cell phones and the Internet. Asked by a reporter if one gender bullied more than the other, Szoboticsanec said she deals with both, but that “young ladies are vicious.” “Girls in the last 10 years, a lot of the violent acts we hear about are committed by young ladies,” she said. “A lot of it will be trends. Girls will align themselves with each other. If there are criminal charges, one of the conditions is usually

not to have contact with another girl, so we try to break up these groups.” Should there be a need for the RCMP to be involved in bullying, there is another way to resolve the situation. Margaret Clark of the Restorative Justice Society of North Okanagan sometimes get bullying referrals for her program. “Everybody that comes to us has to admit they’ve done something wrong, face the people they’ve harmed and agree to restorative justice, which is usually in the form of a written or verbal apology,” said Clark.

Armstrong politicians promote pink ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

The City of Armstrong is in the pink. City council unanimously passed a request from the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club to declare today Anti-Bullying Day in the city, and also declared this week Anti-Bullying Week. The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs are once again joining today’s provincial and national movement of Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here, where everyone is encouraged to wear pink. “We proudly participate in Pink Shirt Day because it promotes the awareness, the understanding and openness about the problem (of bullying), and the shared commitment to a solution,” said Merran Davies of Armstrong’s Okanagan Boys and Girls Club who, along with colleague Jack Whelpley, were decked out in Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here T-shirts. Pink Shirt Day started several years ago in Nova Scotia when two high school students wore pink after a fellow student had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt

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Armstrong Okanagan Boys and Girls Club executives Jack Whelpley (left) and Merran Davies ask city council to proclaim today Pink Shirt Day – Bullying Stops Here. to school. The idea has caught on nationally. “You go up to the high school and I’d say 90 per cent of the students and staff will be wearing pink,” said Coun. Paul Britton, who is a counsellor at Pleasant Valley Secondary School. “Because of this movement, other kids aren’t afraid to stand up to bullies. It’s an in-your-face type of program, and

people have been getting involved to put a stop to this.” “The response has been greater and greater every year but that’s because the problem increases,” added Whelpley. “It’s gone from the standard face-to-face bullying to the more sinister approach of using social media or the Internet. It’s not something that can be ignored.”


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The City of Vernon is being extremely cautious before taking a stand on wildlife traps. Officials are investigating whether the city can legally ban traps in Vernon and what the potential implications of such a prohibition would be. “We want to be well informed when we make a decision,” said Mayor Rob Sawatzky. The legal opinion will determine if there are existing rules with the provincial government. “We want to avoid leaving a public safety concern open but we want to avoid duplication (of service),” said Sawatzky. A Ministry of Environment employee doesn’t believe there is a need for the city to take action. “A bylaw will just duplicate the (B.C.) Wildlife Act,” said Josh Lockwood, a local conservation officer. “Trapping regulations are extensive. People who haven’t taken a certified trapping course can’t use traps. If apprehended, they will be charged.” In a recent case, a Kelowna resident was fined $1,100 for trapping illegally. The issue arose at Vernon city hall after the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals requested a ban on traps, saying they promote cruelty among animals and they put pets and

children at risk. However, the B.C. Trappers Association insists traps are needed among licensed operators to handle problem wildlife. “When set in a proper manner and a proper location, they are effective as a management tool,” said Pete Wise, who operates an animal control business and is a member of the B.C. Trappers Association. “They pass international standards (for being humane).” Wise says there were 86 coyote complaints locally last year and two attacks and traps are necessary. “When they’re attacking people or dogs, there’s not an option,” he said, adding that trap technology has evolved over the years. “They are a humane device. They are not devised to break skin or break a leg.” Wise says the problem isn’t with individuals who are licensed to use traps but those who aren’t and are trying to deal with nuisance wildlife or cats. He added that conservation officers, the SPCA and the RCMP are mandated to enforce laws involving use of traps. Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe questions if the city needs to proceed with a ban on traps. “Are we just duplicating services? Are we just increasing our costs?” she said.

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Zone 2 medal spree KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor

Connie Kapak can’t remember what her dad cooked for dinner Sunday night. The real party came earlier that day at the Wesbild Centre. Kapak, 13, pocketed four speed skating medals and set a provincial record in the 400-metre race at Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. “There was not really much of a celebration,” said Kapak, a Harwood Elementary student. “I enjoyed hanging out with my friends at the closing ceremonies. I was just happy to get home cooking and I feel really good about my medals. We put them on my bulletin board at home.” Kapak, who will compete in the provincial short track championships in Kamloops this weekend, crossed the 400-m finish line in 42.76 seconds for gold. In an earlier heat, she posted a 42.38, also breaking the previous record of 43.43 in the Under 14 age class. “I think that (having friends cheering her on) gave me an extra boost,” said Kapak, whose No. 1 fan is her dad, Pete. She struck silver in the 3,000-m and stumbled around one corner in the 200-m pursuit en route to bronze. She was also part of the ThompsonOkanagan Zone 2 relay bronze-medal team. “I want to tell other athletes that if they want to try an inexpensive sport, as a hobby or a sport to compete in, try speed skating. It’s lots of fun and really challenging. I find it very rewarding.” A total of 1,145 athletes competed, including 45 from the North Okanagan. Vancouver-Squamish (Zone 5) topped the table with 81 medals (34 gold), one medal ahead of the Thompson-Okanagan (24 gold). The Fraser Valley Zone 3 was third (72). Other locals who produced multiple medals include biathlete Eric Byram (two gold, one bronze), freestyle skier Jake Ondrik (gold in Big Air and silver in Combined) and Logan Meier in archery (two silver). Freestylers Patrick Dew and Ty Schulte claimed silver medals in Big Air, while Hayley Timmerman

earned silver in judo and Alyssa Skaalid of Enderby bagged bronze in speed skating. Amy Edwards of Vernon skipped the Zone 2 curling team to a bronze medal. She was supported by third Shayna Doll of Salmon Arm and frontenders Sydney Hofer of Vernon and Kylie Tokairin of Enderby. Vernon girls Emily Olds (goalie), Teigan Moore, Dayce Knopf and Maddie Powls helped the Thompson-Okanagan take bronze in ringette, stopping the Fraser Valley Reds 8-1 Sunday. Zone 2, featuring Enderby’s James Huntington, also racked up a bronze in team badminton. The Most Sportsmanlike Team award in badminton, which characterizes honour, etiquette and good behavior, was awarded to Zone 1 Kootenays. All the team members come from Invermere. Coach Audrey Mantyka told the Games’ mediadirector: “This is the first time many of these kids have ever held a racquet. We haven’t had any wins but they have improved immensely. The team has a great attitude.” Vernon ski racer Gavin Donald was 15th in ski cross and was disqualified in the one-run slalom. “It has been an amazing experience… meeting new people,” said the Silver Star Elementary student. “Having new experiences is a great thing.It is especially nice that it is here in Vernon and being able to go to this one. It was nice making friends with racers from other regions.” Anneliese McNish of Duncan competed in biathlon at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, and had a blast in the senior girls class. “It was definitely a good experience,” said McNish, who was fourth in the sprint and solo races. “It was the first civilian race I’ve done. I know what to expect for the B.C. cups now. I race with cadets, and next year I plan to do B.C. Cup races, so now I know what to train for. I don’t normally race three races back to back, but it was good. My favourite was the last, the super sprint. It was just a unusual and a fast one, and my shooting went pretty good.”

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The North Okanagan Knights finally found that strong start they were missing late in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. With their postseason in jeopardy, the Knights came out hard and were rewarded with a 3-2 win over the Kamloops Storm in Game 3 of their best-of-seven, first-round playoff series Monday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. North Okanagan trailed 2-1 in the series heading into Game 4 Tuesday night at Nor-Val, with Game 5 slated for Thursday (7 p.m.) in Kamloops. Conflicting ice schedules in Armstrong have resulted in Game 6 (if necessary) going Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Even in dropping the first two games last weekend, including a 4-3 loss in Game 2 Saturday night at McArthur Island Arena, Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette liked his team’s jump. “Our starts were suspect, but at least we’re coming out,” he said. “We’re not being rewarded but at least we’re coming out ready to play in the first period. “We’ve played very well for the majority of this series. On the mistakes we make, which aren’t too many, they capitalize on.” Knights’ forward Tanner Burns opened the scoring on a first-peri-

od powerplay, firing his heavy shot through a defender’s legs to beat netminder Marcus Beesley from the top of the circle at 10:08. “He got himself open and rather than trying to make that extra move, he just let the shot go. It was nice to see,” said Mallette. Kamloops’ sniper Tyler Jackson collected both of the Storm’s goals, the first coming on a 5-on-3 man advantage in the first period. His second came less than two minutes after the Knights’ Cory Hochhausen restored the lead on a 5-on-3 in the second frame. Similar to Burns’ goal, Eric Chore used a d-man as a screen to put one by Beesley and complete the scoring with 40 seconds to play in the second period. Tempers heated up late in the third period after Jackson hit Knights’ defenceman Chris Gillies from behind. The Storm’s Brett Dallen picked up two misconducts, a game misconduct and a roughing minor after the whistle. The scorekeeper listed Chase Edwards as also earning a game misconduct, however, Mallette believed it was Jackson who received the penalty as part of the hit from behind. “Jackson’s not that type of player,” said Mallette. “It was just him trying to go in to finish his check and Gillies just trying to escape. You can’t fault either guy, but the referee at that point has to make that call.”

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Megan Johnston of the VSS Panthers dribbles up against Emily Hilton of the Sa-Hali Sabres in Kamloops.

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The VSS Panthers are going to the B.C. Senior AA Girls Basketball Championships as the Okanagan Valley champions. VSS brushed back the host Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops 53-49 in Saturday night’s final of the eight-team tournament. The Sabres had already qualified for the provincials, March 7-10 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, by winning the West Zone. The Panthers, Summerland Rockets and Southern Okanagan Hornets of Oliver will join Sa-Hali in the Sweet 16. VSS came out energized and focussed in taking a 30-16 lead at the break in the final. “Mary Rice got us going early in the game with two three-point shots, and our defence was very good the entire game,” said VSS coach Bobby Mitchell, who co-coaches with Lonny Mazaruk. “Sa-Hali is a very good team and they battled hard and cut the lead to one point in the third quarter before we scored our first point of the quarter. We were able to hang on and have a fivepoint lead after three, and in a back and forth final quarter, we never lost our lead with many players making big timely baskets.” Karley Fugel sparked the Cats with a dozen points and 13 rebounds, while all-star Sage Blundell had 11 points and five boards. Rice and Valley MVP Quincy Leier added eight points each. “Just a great team effort again in this game, all 11 girls played in the championship game with 10 of them scoring,” added Mitchell. “We have talked

all year about playing 40 minutes and we did that tonight, and we stuck together as a team when things didn’t go our way. We are playing with loads of confidence right now and are really starting to find our groove as we now get ready to focus on provincials.” The Hornets stopped Summerland 69-66 in overtime in the third-place game At the Valley senior AA boys playdowns, also in Kamloops, defending B.C. champion South Okanagan iced Sa-Hali 84-77 in the final. Tournament MVP Greet Gill canned a dozen points for the Hornets. The Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton took the third provincial berth with a 64-51 win over the Westsyde Whundas of Kamloops. The Fulton Maroons lost a 47-46 thriller to Westsyde Saturday with Mitch Rouault flushing 27 points. Fulton lost a 62-61 buzzer-beater to Sa-Hali on Friday night with Clayton Mottus dialing up 17 points and Rouault netting 16. “We had a chance to win both games, but couldn’t finish at the end,” said Maroons’ head coach Dale Olson. “Overall a great year. We’re definitely disappointed that we don’t get to go to the championships.” The Fulton Grade 8 boys earned a trip to provincials, March 8-10, in Pitt Meadows, by defeating the Seaton Sonics 43-41. Fulton defeated Carlin Panthers of Tappen 74-24 in the semis. Coached by Fulton grad Ben Olson, the Maroons went 10-2 in league play and won two tournaments, including their home date.


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It’s that time of year when players on the B.C. Hockey League playoff bubble turn into mathematicians. The equation facing the Vernon Vipers is a challenging one as they make a final push to earn a postseason berth. To have a realistic shot at overtaking the Chilliwack Chiefs for fourth place in the Interior Conference (and the final playoff spot), Vernon head coach Jason Williamson believes the 27-25-1-2 Vipers will have to win their five remaining regular-season games, and pray the 28-21-13 Chiefs go 3-4 in their final seven. “We’ve got to win five games, which in my opinion is doable, but we need help,” said Williamson. The Vipers have a full week to recover from a tumultuous ferry ride and a pair of weekend road losses on the coast. They fell 6-4 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals Friday night, and 4-2 to the Powell River Kings Saturday. “We had to drug the boys up with Gravol on the way over from Comox,” said Williamson. “It (ferry) was close to not running. Underneath, where you pull on, you could barely get off the bus because it was rocking back and forth.” The Vipers were without rookie forward Adam Tambellini, who missed the weekend trip with the flu. Injured forward Ben Gamache hasn’t played since he blocked a shot with his hand in a Feb. 17 game against the Vees. Vernon is in West Kelowna Saturday night to take on Rylan Ferster’s Westside Warriors (20-27-2-7) at Royal LePage Place. They entertain the Prince

George Spruce Kings (30-192-4) in a Sunday matinee (2 p.m.) at Wesbild Centre. Their remaining regularseason tilts are against the Chiefs (Tuesday at Prospera Centre), followed by a homeand-home with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks (16-32-0-7). “We’ve had some success against Westside this year, and we’ve got to go in there and get a road win, which is something we’ve struggled with,” said Williamson. “Sunday, it’s a short turnover but PG (Prince George) is playing some road games too, and we’ve played PG well all year too.” The Chiefs, who had two games in hand heading into their Tuesday-nighter against the host Warriors, wrap up their schedule with home games against Westside, Vernon and Trail Smoke Eaters (11-271-4), and road encounters with the Penticton Vees (49-3-0-2) and Coquitlam Express (3218-2-2). “We need some of those guys to win,” said Williamson. Saturday night, first star Teagan Waugh pegged the Kings (35-15-2-2) to a twogoal lead with his 19th and 20th snipes of the season. Vernon struck twice in the final 16 seconds of the second frame to equalize. Forward Aaron Hadley (15th) forced netminder Sean McGuire into mishandling the puck and was rewarded with an empty-netter for the first goal. On the ensuing faceoff, centreman Darren Nowick got the puck deep, forced a Powell River defender to turn the puck over and fed Mike Zalewski for a buzzer-beater. “We had been buzzing for 10 minutes before that,” said Williamson. “We had turned

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the tide and we were rewarded for it there.” The Kings rebounded in the third period, with Daniel Schuler (15th) collecting the winner with a snapshot at 13:39, and Steven Schmidt (13th) added an insurance goal less than two minutes later. “We outchanced them 17-12,” said Williamson. “2-2 game late in the third, and to be honest, Kirby (Halcrow, netminder) probably wants that third one back. “You sense it after the game that they’re pretty down. They played hard in a place that’s tough to play in, with the travel and a pretty good team, and they come up short on the scoreboard.” SNAKE BITES: Hadley has scored in five straight games and has amassed six goals and two helpers in that span...Penticton pushed its league-record win streak to 37 games with a pair of weekend wins. Travis St. Denis earned the winner in

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A pair of Vernon Kokanee Swim Club grads lapped up national honours at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) swim championships last weekend in Montreal. Savannah King, a second-year star with the UBC Thunderbirds, collected CIS Female Swimmer of the Year after her record-setting weekend, while Joe Byram, a freshman with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, was named Male Rookie of the Year. After clocking a Canadian record four minutes, 2.76 seconds in the 400-metre freestyle on Day 2 of the three-day competition, King set a new CIS standard 8:25.68 in the 800 free Saturday. King, who was the top female rookie last season and represented Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finished the weekend with three other medals, including silver in the 4x200 free relay, and bronze in both the 200 back and 200 free. The MVP award goes to the athlete with the

highest aggregate point total for her two best races, as based on Swim Canada’s performance charts. Byram broke multiple U of A records as well as the 17-year-old age-group record in the 200 back. Byram finished with silver in both the 100 (53.30) and 200 (1:57.12) back, bronze in the 4x100 medley relay (his leadoff split was 53.98), fourth in the 4x200 free relay (his leadoff split was 1.50:34), fifth in the 200 free (1.49.61) and 10th in the 50 back (25.92). Meanwhile, Erin Miller, another former Kokanee, added to her medal count with a bronze in the women’s 4x100 medley relay. The U of A Golden Panda earlier collected gold in both the 100 and 200 butterfly, and silver in the 50 fly. The UBC women dominated the meet by racking up a championship record 811.5 points. The three-time defending champion Calgary Dinos were 206 points back in second, while the Toronto Varsity Blues finished third with 355.5 points.

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Target is coming to Canada And we want you to be part of our team. In 2013, Target stores will open all across Canada. And we’re looking to build a team of talented people who can deliver the kind of innovation and difference our brand is known for. There are opportunities to grow and lead in a range of sectors. Current opportunities include Store Team Leader positions. So, if you’re looking for a fun, dynamic career where goals are clear and results are always rewarded, we want to hear from you. Learn more about Target and career opportunities available. target.ca/careers.

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Childcare Available Easthill location 2 F/T spaces Avail, large spacious home, loving environment, snacks & lunches provided. call Cathy (250)542-2075 LITTLE PALS LICENCED FAMILY DAYCARE IS NOW OPEN 7 DAYS PER WEEK. WE PROVIDE HEALTHY SNACKS, DRINKS AND LOTS OF OUTTINGS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 250-3096804 OR 250-558-0540

Pre-Schools CREEKSIDE Montessori has spaces for Sept/2012, 1/2 day Kindergarten & Preschool. Call 250-545-7150 for more info.

Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.

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DON’T MISS this opportunity. 30 year manufacture expanding across Canada. Fencing, decks and docks. Expanding your business or start new. 1800-465-9968. Email: info@friendlyearth.com www.friendlyearth.com.

SPROTT-SHAW RCA training info session Feb 28th, 12-6pm at Mariposa Gardens. Bring this ad and your registration fee will be waived! Find out how to save an additional $800 on tuition! Call 250-4958124 for more info.

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

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Childcare LIVE in Nanny wanted. Grand Forks area. Wages paid to care for teen. Must have valid drivers license. Must be positive and responsible. Call 250442-6060 or 250-309-9566

Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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3rd/4th Year Auto Mechanic Apprentice, experienced, motivated, start immediately. Reply to Box #5 Vernon Morning Star 4407-25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1P5

Driver/Swamper required, minimum Class 3 w/air, must be physically fit. Fax resume to 250-547-9414 or email: office@aldonwaste.ca

Kelowna company doubling in size. Complete training provided. Must be 18+ years of age. Permanent positions, $2500+/mo to start. Promotions within 30-90 days. No Experience Needed.

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

Cherry Sorters & Pickers required $10./hr & up or piece work. June 15 - August 31. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @ www.kalwoodfarms.com

Class 1 Driver required for local Bio Solid Hauling Co. Duties to include: Operation of various equipment, Mechanically inclined an asset. Fax resume and abstract to 250545-3075

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AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456. WORK FROM Home. Largest Medical Transcriptionist employer in Canada looks to CanScribe for 100 more Mt’s. We need more students! Enroll today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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

Help Wanted ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT COOKING GREAT FOOD? P/T or F/T Drop off resume to 3408 31st Ave, Vernon

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The Best Western Vernon Lodge is looking for a front desk Guest Service Agent. Experience is an asset. Shift hours vary with the possibility to be trained on Night Audit. Agent must have superior customer service skills, able to handle stressful situations and have a high energy personality. Multitasking is a must. Please drop a resume off in person at the front desk. Best Western Vernon Lodge 3914 - 32nd Street ASPHALT PAVING Personnel required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Foreman and personnel for Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered. Training and benefits will be available to the successful applicants. Please forward resume to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca. ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens

SHIPPER/RECEIVER For over 50 years, Kal Tire has expanded steadily from its humble roots in Vernon, BC to become Canada’s largest independent tire dealer with over 230 Kal Tire outlets across Canada, 12 retread facilities, 2 OTR plants and 4 warehouses. Our network of service locations spans from Vancouver Island to the border of Quebec. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group currently operates 35 mining locations in Canada, and operates in 20 countries across 5 continents.

Please apply in person to the front desk at the Village Green Hotel 4801 - 27th St.

Kal Tire is currently seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, motivated, and career-minded Shipper/Receiver, to be responsible for ensuring the accurate and seamless processing of incoming and outgoing shipments. This position is based out of our Equipment Centre – just north of Vernon. A detailed job description, list of quali¿cations along with information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. In addition to a competitive salary range and bene¿ts package, employees share in a company-wide pro¿t sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. Kal Tire welcomes your interest in the Shipper/Receiver opportunity. Please submit your resume to careers@kaltire.com, indicating the job title in the subject line by March 7th, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

EXPERIENCED APPLIANCE TECH WANTED Applicant must be conversant with most manufacturers. Must have refrigeration ticket, gas ticket would be an asset One of the highest pay plans in the industry. We have an immediate opening available. Please call 250-545-0664 brian.geniers@gmail.com

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is offering a meeting room for non-profit organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to peopleplace@shaw.ca to set up appointment.

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. Residents are attracted by the lifestyle, reasonable housing costs, amenities and community potential here in the Okanagan. We are currently seeking a qualified Maintenance/Utility person to join our progressive team at our Eagle Rock Nursery Division, located in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. QUALIFICATIONS: • Mechanical knowledge and understanding of mobile equipment, electrical and water/ irrigation systems. • Ability to diagnose and implement repairs to all equipment used on site. • Able to design / implement effective preventive maintenance programs. • Able to be a liaison for contractors and off site contacts pertaining to repair and maintenance issues. • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge, understanding and compliance with safety, environmental, WHMIS programs. • Must hold a valid BC Driver’s License. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by March 5, 2012 We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca.

Fowler Moving - Agent for Allied Van Lines, require two relocation drivers for the moving industry. Class 3 with air & Class 5 tickets required. Mileage paid along with hotel and meal allowance. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to (250)991-0255

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Premium Hot Tubs SALES & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Jacuzzi Premium Hot Tubs in Vernon is looking for a Sales & Administrative Assistant with passion and pride! We are dedicated to transforming the well-being of our customers through state of the art innovations in hydrotherapy, industry leading craftsmanship and excellent customer service. If you share our dedication and are driven for success, this is the right career for you! You’d describe yourself as detail oriented, thoughtful and capable of achieving consistent results. Proven experience counts, but most of all you’ve got to have passion, responsibility and pride in what you do. So, if this sounds like the position for you, email your resume to sales@premiumhottubs.ca

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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 $30.79/hour to $40.42/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 accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Autoplan / Home Insurance Representative required for established Insurance Agency in Vernon’s Fruit Union Plaza. Competitive Salary and Benefits available. Permanent Full Time position. Minimum 1 year Autoplan experience required. Email resumes to dale_braken@cooperators.ca or drop off at #106 3101 Hwy6 Janitorial staff required, evenings, Polson Mall area, 10-12 hrs/wk. Experience an asset. Fax resume to: 250-712-1690

Clark’s Tile Roofing Inc. requires Experienced Brick layer Instructor, Vernon area. 3-5yrs exp. Duties: laying bricks, concrete blocks, stone & other similar materials to construct & repair walls, chimneys, fireplaces & other structures according to blueprints & specifications. Wage $25/hr, permanent F/T. Email: clark@clarkstileroofing.com Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or www.roadsafetytcs.com

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

FT/PT Esthetician/Nail Tech needed for busy spa/makeup store. Minimum 1yr. experience. Opportunity for advancement. Benefits, Bonuses. Must be available some evenings and weekends. e-mail info@cheektochic.ca

Farm Laborers needed at Sidhu Orchards on Bella Vista Rd, work includes planting, pruning, thinning, picking, fruit & vegetables. March thru Oct $9.56/hr Call Sid (250)5401011 or fax: 250-545-1935

Immediate Full Time permanent position available for person with Personal Income Tax experience, some bookkeeping needed, knowledge of tax software and current Microsoft office. Full employee benefit package available. Forward resume, references and wage expectations to demara44@gmail.com

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net. THE STARTING BLOCK Mature Energetic Personable Individual who enjoys running, part time hrs, Mon thru Fri. Drop off Resume at Store, 3017B 30th Ave. downtown. Wanted Class 1 driver, 5/10 years experience, US, Canada, 5 axle, prefer fast pass, non smoker preferred,good miles, clean abstract. 2012 equipment. 250-308-8279 or 702-239-9570

Vitamin Sales Representative Nature’s Fare in Vernon is looking for a part time or possible full time Vitamin sales person. The successful applicant should have an advanced knowledge of vitamins and supplements. They will have to assist customers, work in a team environment and have a proficiency for excellence in customer service. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of computers. We offer competitive wages, benefits and positive working environment. Applicants must be willing to work weekends and be flexible on availability. Please forward all applications to:

Nature’s Fare Attention: Laurie Rodger #104 - 3400 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2E2 or email to: laurie_rodger@naturesfare.com

The BEST and the BRIGHTEST Growth oriented Okanagan Valley dealership requires career-minded individuals to join our team.

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You distinguish yourself from the rest with exceptional customer-service skills, meeting the needs of our customers in a professional manner. You are effective at building and maintaining your list of satisfied clients. We offer a competitive wage and benefits plan to the successful candidates, along with an inspired and friendly work environment. We would like to thank all those who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to salesandleasingjobs@gmail.com

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Dental Hygienist Required Thur, Fri & 1 Sat a month. Please apply in person with resume and references at Dr Loland & Dr Taves office Suite #2 3500, 30th Street Vernon, B.C.

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BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Payroll Administrator to join our team in Armstrong, BC. Tolko is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. QUALIFICATIONS: • The successful applicant is required to be a selfstarter with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. • The ability to pay keen attention to detail is essential and the candidate must have working knowledge of computer programs. • The incumbent must be able to operate in a team environment and manage relationships with a various hourly and staff personnel. • Completion of a CPA designation. • Preference will be given to candidates with previous payroll administration experience and industry related experience. Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development.

We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The new employment program will support all British Columbians eligible to work in Canada and seeking employment. The program will be delivered through WorkBC Employment Services Centres in communities across the province. Beginning April 2nd, 2012 Community Futures and its partners will work to ensure all clients receive the appropriate employment services at the right service location.

Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

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TAMMY DEMCHUK formerly of Teri’s hairport is back at Shear Dimensions Hair Design. Call her at 250-549-5201

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. www.HWC-BC.com HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN STEEL FABRICATOR / WELDER required with minimum 5 years experience, CWB tickets an asset. Ph: 250-542-5557 Fax: 250-542-4562 email: donaldsmachine@gmail.com

TICKETED STIFF BOOM CRANE OPERATOR welding and/or steel fabricating experience an asset. Ph: 250-542-5557 Fax: 250-542-4562 email: donaldsmachine@gmail.com WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com. WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

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Break out of the same ol’ routine! Burn calories, enjoy the outdoors and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students & adults both welcomed! COLDSTREAM RT 228 - Tassie & Briar Available now

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING RESUME SERVICES

BX RT 101 - Mutrie & 39 Ave Available now

LUMBY RT601 - Saddleview & Mountainview Available now

RT 94 - 40 Ave & 22 St Available now

RT 602 - Grandview & Catt Available now

COLDSTREAM RT 202 - Lockhaven & Priest Valley Available Feb now

MISSION HILL RT120 - 34 St & 24 Ave Available Mar 7

RT 218 - Kalamalka & Aberdeen Available now

OK LANDING RT415 - Tronson Rd, Sandy Beach MHP Available now

Tel: 250.545-2215 ext. 230 Email: eodesk@futuresbc.com Funded in whole or part through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

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If you have a resume stored on a computer at Connections Career Centre or the Employment Options Resource Centre, please make arrangements with our staff to obtain a copy or have one emailed prior to: March 31st, 2012.

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For more information on the new employment program please contact Kim Lauritsen, Program Manager at 250-545-2215 ext. 244 or kiml@futuresbc.com.

Effective April 2nd, 2012, Community Futures is required to delete all currently held client resumes and related documents stored on the Community Futures computer system and in paper folders.

*1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 **A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, All Renovations, Painting, Floors. Paul @ 250-550-4256

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.

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READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by March 9, 2012.

Employment Program of BC

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

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Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Household Services

Firewood/Fuel

Misc. for Sale

Housecleaning services available. References available. (250)803-1523

FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

Furniture

Boarding

KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Lg dresser, armoire $50ea, Dining room table w/4 chairs $80, patio set, table & 4 padded chairs free.(250)545-8750 Palisades recliner brown leather couch & loveseat, Canadian made $2000. or sell separate; Table w/built-in leaf 6/chairs $400.obo; medium oak corner curio cabinet, 5 shelves, $250.; (250)503-6172 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

Horse Boarding w/Riding Arena on farm in Laving ton, reasonable rates. 250-558-7854

Heavy Duty Machinery

Feed & Hay

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

Snowclearing Vernon Snow plowing. Ask about our discounts. Residential/Commercial. 250-5406000.

Pets & Livestock

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 EXCELLENT Quality Horse Hay for Sale 2nd-3rd cut Crown Royale Orchard grass..60lb bales, no rain, clean, barn stored $6.50/ bale delivery extra 250-838-6669 Good quality Hay, Grass mix, heavy square bales. Barn stored, no rain, (250)5429419, 250-309-5956 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Armstrong. 1- 250-546-0420 Round 4x5 straw bales, $35. per bale, Dozen bales, shed stored. (250)379-2853 Round bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868 Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

Phone (250) 545-7535 www.vernonanimalcare.com

BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Jack Russell X Maltese puppies, 2 females, 1 male born Dec 14, 1st shots, kennel trained. $300. (250)379-6872 evenings or leave message. Sweet, affectionate Chi-shi cross babies, 3 females. $400 each. 250-309-1111. WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.

Firearms REMINGTON Rebate Round up at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin. 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991 SHOPRIDER Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Dealer. Free in home demos. Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Kelowna: 250764-7757 Vernon: 250-5423745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Rocker $80, 3-pce luggage $90, 2 Lamps $40, Queen Bed/Frame $90, 542-3439 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 19.4 Acres, 8km east of Enderby off Mable Lake Rd, on Watershed Rd. Trees, fields bordering on Crown Land, plenty of water, $265,000. (250)838-9971 6 Acres. 900sqft. 2 Bed. 1 Bath with Laundry. Open Concept. Vaulted Ceilings. Spacious Kitchen. Attached Carport. Full Insulated Basement. 20x24 insulated Shop with Power and Water. Spring Water/Well. Private and nicely Treed. Second Residence Allowed so use this one for your Guest House? Only 315k. Quick Possession Available. 250-547-9763 for Viewing and Information.

For Sale By Owner

Computer Services

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

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.

542-8620 Livestock

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110

Apt/Condo for Rent

BIG deals!

CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801 Apartment for Rent

419,900

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

$

Brand new 2500 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.

250-558-4795

small ads,

the classifieds

PROPERTY NOT SELLING? sells more Real Estate in the North Okanagan than all other real estate companies.* Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10

Sporting Goods Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Open Houses BEAUTIFUL 5.7 acre property in ALR; 2+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms tastefully decorated; raspberry hobby farm, fenced pasture, rolling hills, character home lovingly built. 2 car detached garage, RV parking, greenhouse and irrigation shed. Call Martha 778-3632003 OPEN HOUSE MARCH 3 & 4 1-3 PM

250-550-7900

399,000 2602 24th Street

Coins, Coin Collections, Silver, Militaria. Simon’s Coins, #5 2906-32nd St. Vernon 250-308-1522 PRIVATE Coin Collector Looking To Buy Collections, Olympic Silver & Gold Coins, Also Buying Bulk Silver Coins. Call Chad at 250-863-3082. PRIVATE Collector buying coins from Royal Canadian Mint. I can buy big coin collections too! Todd 250-864-3521 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Wanted to buy-old traps from mouse size to bear traps. Also trapping related items. 250542-8520.

Rentals

250-558-1483

$

Misc. Wanted

Real Estate

55+, no pets. Walking distance to Downtown Safeway. Top floor 2 bdrm,1 bath. In-suite laundry. UG parking. Secure entrance. Elevator. $875/month + damage deposit. Includes utilities. Cable, phone not incl. Available immediately. Call Kelly to view 250-306-8725

Newer 4-bdrm home w/suite

6 bdrm house/in-law suite, 3200 + sq.ft., just under 1/2 acre, hi-bay shop. Asking $485,000. 250-308-8279.

Livestock

EASTHILL

WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands Now! Call for Free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815

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Ironwood at $238,000 PRICED TO SELL!!

Mobile Homes & Parks

• 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths • Vacant & ready to move in • Some green space off back deck

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

Auctions

Auctions

MLS® 10035687

GerryBoyce

REALTOR®

250-545-5371

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.

Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 47 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.

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or call us at 250-546-9420 903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C.

Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 • 6:00 P.M.

AUCTION Jewellery

Large Selection of New & Estate Jewellery Including Diamond Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Pendants & More. FURNITURE & APPLIANCES: Sofa & Love Seat, Coffee & End Tables, China Cabinet, Dining Table - 6 Chairs, 5 Pc Bedroom Suite, Sofa Table, Leather Love Seat & Chair, Small Bar Table & 2 Stools, Hand Knitted Area Carpets, Framed Prints, Antique Dining Table & Chairs, Matching Sideboard, Double Elec Medical Bed, Pine Mirrored Dresser & 2 Side Tables, 2 Futons, Maple Desk, Love Seat, Cedar Chest, Fridge, SS & Black Stove, 2 White Stoves, Freezers, LG AS-new Dryer, TV’s, Stereo’s, Ent Units, 35mm Camera, Wall Clock, Microwaves, Lamps, XBox 360, Reel to Reel, 5 Salon Chairs & Stands, Glass Top Computer Desks & High Back Office Chairs & More. Antiques & Collectables - Wood Framed Billows Camera, McClary Boss Cast Iron Stove, Medals, Slide Viewer, Antique Settee, Drop Leaf Table, Office Chair, Rocker & More. TOOLS & MISC: Ingersol Rand 5hp Dual Head Commercial 60 Gal Air Compressor, Onan Propane Generator, Rolling Tool Box, As-new DeWalt 18 Volt Drill Kit, Elec Winch, Tool Boxes, Elec Hand Tools, Glass Suction Handle, Metal Saw Horses, Ball Joint Service Set, Jacks, Machinist Level & Vernier Caliper, Skiis & Snow Board, BBQ, Heaters, Mop Pail, Kayak Paddle, New Ceiling Tiles, New Floor Tile, Plus Much More.

www.doddsauction.com Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon

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FREE

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STARTING AT

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WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)

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BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

STARTING AT

5.19

$

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Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Spacious 720 sq. ft. 1 bdrm garden apartment $610. Hot water & appliances included. N/P, references required. Inquiries 250-542-7723

Large one bedroom, in a 4 year old secured building. Very bright and clean, washer & dryer, dishwasher, parking, Central location. $800/mth. includes utilities 250-549-8109

The CLIFFS Suites from$795 / mo Rent includes F/S, DW, A/C, heat, hydro, hot water, in-suite laundry and designated parking. Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. On-site Resident Manager.

Good Incentives available with Lease Options

250-542-1701

1 bedroom 580. Hydro not incl. No smoking preferred. No drugs, pets, or parties. Adult building. Laundry room. 250-558-5020 to view.

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown From $733 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158

MORRIS MANOR Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites Senior oriented building, downtown across from Schubert Centre Centre. Heat included. Inside Scooter parking available

For more information call

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

250-542-8989

DOWNTOWN BACHELOR Spacious unit above Greek restaurant. All included. Available February 1. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

MOVE IN INCENTIVES

ONE BEDROOM Adult oriented, F.S., A/C, view, on-site laundry, close to grocery, on bus route, covered parking, summer swimming pool. Available immediately. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 2 BD 2 BATH Great apartment with super view, FS, AC, on-site laundry, handy location. Adult oriented, on bus route. Available immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580

Columbia Apartments Available April 1 st

Large 1 bedroom + den apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.

$600-$750. No drugs. (250)260-

Homes for Rent

Hawthorn Lane Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

MOVE IN INCENTIVES 1604 - 31st Street, Vernon • 1 or 2 Bedroom • Includes Heat, Water, Elevator, Parking and Coin Laundry • No Smoking

250-503-7315

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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

250-503-7315 250-545-7251

ALEXIS PARK MANOR • Bright 1 and 2 bdrms. • Renovated, Spacious, Air Conditioned Suites • Adult Oriented • Close to Bus • Park-like Settings • Clean, Well-Managed Building ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!

250-549-2770

250-309-1742

250-545-1519

Discover the Secret!

1bdrm bright, clean & cozy in a quiet, well managed Apt building on bus route/walk to dwntwn. f/s, heat, hot water, cable locker/prkg. n/s n/p. $675./mo 250-550-4069 1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1-bdrm, immaculate condo, 55+ community, secure u/g parking, $850, 250-540-7757 1 bedroom, Upper Unit, No Dogs, No Smoking. Available Now. $600 plus hydro. Call Heidi 250-550-5832 2bdrm, 1 bath, f/s, d/w, a/c, parking stall, laundry on site, ns/np. Avail April 1, $750/mo +util DD, RR’s (250)306-1697 2bdrm 1bath, NS, close to Downtown, sm. pet ok, $850 +hydro. 250-307-6174 2 bdrm 2 bath DELUXE. Gas F/P, Lrg Sundeck, Secure, mature adult building w/Guest suite, Library & Rec room. NS. (Cat OK) $995 incl. heat & UG parking. Ask for Long Term Discount. 250-309-2000 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 2BD, Top Floor, Mountainview Place in Vernon. Newly reno’d. Avail Now. $850+util. 250-7640570 2 BED 1 bath upper level, w/d #48 - 3800 40th Ave. No pets. $800 Avail now. 250-545-1699

Darren Chinchilla

To view call

1&2-bdrm dogs, no 1630

2 Bdrm Apartment, 3611 27th Ave., +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl.

ADULT TOWNHOME

2 bedroom, 1 bath apartmentstyle townhome in the Harwood area. Level entry. Good condition. $750 per month. Single senior rate $675 per month. NP, NS. Available immediately. Drive by and walk up to 1, 1900 46th Avenue or www.vernonrealestate.com. Don 250-558-8762

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 incl utilities & cable TV.

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in Alexis Park. In-suite laundry, 1 parking stall. NS/NP. $950/mo. Ref. req’d. 250-558-5053. Armstrong Senior Residence, accepting applications. Ground level, onsite laundry, workshop, parking, 1-bdrm $450, Studio $400, Subsidies possible, no pets, only quiet 55+, n/s, n/p, need apply, phone Doreen, 250-546-0257, or EriK 250-546-0559 Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm,off street prkg. $625. & $725.250-317-1333, 307-0848

2bdrm+den in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented buildg, prkg, storage, no-dogs, newly painted, av/now $750+hydro 547-6060 2 Bdrm, laundry hook-ups, D/W, $800. Available Now. Small animals okay. N/S 250550-5832 2-bdrm, lower Easthill, close to town, storage, laundry hookups, no smokers, no pets, $700/mo, (250)549-8424 2BD spacious unit on creek W/D, water paid by owner, clean, bright. $750, View at www.arttales.ca or call Sean at 250-306-0959 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, upper suite, in Heritage home duplex, avail April 1. Armstrong, $1100 + util.,Call Shawn 250308-7541 View pictures on kijji#356339111 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, beautifully reno’d, great location, n/s, $1050/mo 558-0969/938-1957 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! 2bdrm near dwntwn, $850/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154. 2+1bdrm + den, Lower East Hill f/s, f/p, a/c, view, suits prof couple, n/s, n/p, R/R & credit check $1250. 250-545-7466. 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Fintry area, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 3 bdrm,1 bath, central, lower East Hill, Vernon, $950.Upper floor of house, recently reno’d, 900 sq.ft., util, cable & phone extra, lrge yard. n/s.604-2903523. 3-bdrm, centrally located, 6 new app., a.c., hard wood, granite, n.s., n.p., Ref. $1200 + 65%util Apr1 (250)545-7235 3bdrm house, clean, downtown, f/s, n/s, n/p, fenced yard. $1000./mo (250)542-0857 3bdrm newly reno’d home, Easthill w/d, a/c, gas f/p, no pets, n/s $1200+util. (250)8788439 4-bdrm, 2-bath, fenced yard, sep/entry, a/c, w/d, avail/ Immed, $1500 778-475-1587 4-bdrm, 2-bath, new kitchen, quiet Easthill location, w/o inlaw suite $1600 250-573-5824 5 bdr house for rent in quiet Armstrong subdivision close to schools, f/s, dw, garage included, no pets, n/s, references required. $1100 plus utilities 250-804-5281 250838-7019 CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER steps to beach. Avail March or April 1st. 2 bdrm, full bath, sunroom for den, dining or office. propane gas F/P in living rm. full laundry rm, all appls, all newer laminate flrs throughout, lrg yard, detached garage, sprinkler system. Fintry is off Westside Rd, approx. 35/40 min to Kelowna. A beautiful lakeside community surrounded by Lake Okanagan, park, falls, trails. N/S, pet neg, $1200. (Kristi) 1-604-862-8039 or email: kristip@telus.net Coldstream, 2-bdrm, close to town, n/s, n/p, f/s, Avail Apr1, RefReq, $1100/mo + util (250)545-0643 LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, fully furnished, Move in ready, avail Immed $1150. 250-491-0823 LUMBY,1 BEDROOM house f/s/w/d-n/s n/p $650 + dd. 5476799 eves; 547-6779 day Older 2-bdrm house, on acreage, close to town, avail Mar1, $900 (250)275-3137 Tudor Style 3-bdrm, 2-bath home East Hill furnished, amenities, utilities, wifi, phone incl. Bring only your clothes. $1675 250-545-0117, 250309-2249

1bdrm clean, $550. 2bdrm $695. Incl heat, hot water. NO DOGS. (250)542-9042, 250542-3241 1-bdrm suite, $650 incl, util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, (250)549-0644 1 bdrm suite for rent newly reno’d bsmt with new appliances. Util/incl. $800. NS/NP. Contact 250-549-3664 1-bdrm, util, internet & t.v. incl, w/d, sep driveway, $725, Avail Mar 1. (250)503-1931 1-BED Harwood suite for one person. Shared laundry, N/S, N/P. $625. 250-308-7267 1 Bedroom Suite, 700 sq. ft. in Coldstream. Daylight ower level, private entrance, close to Kal School, util./cable/internet incl., shared laundry, N/P, N/S, $650/mo. March 1, (250)558-3352. 1BR, Coldstream, view, sep entry, patio. F/S, DW, W/D,TV, utils. Quiet, NS, NP, Refs. $750 250-306-3591. 2bdrm, 1-bath, basement suite, Private laundry, near Alexis Park school, $900/mo, util/incl, (250)308-8845 2bdrm, 1bath, East Hill, priv ent, n/p,n/s,n/parties, shared laundry, util incl, $800./mo Avail Mar 1. 250-306-1009. 2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $750/mo. 3712 Commonage Crescent. (250)542-6620 2-BDRM bright lake view walk out in OK Landing. W/D, F/S, Parking, Util Incl. n/s, n/p, n/parties. $850 Month Avail Now 250-308-2545 2 Bdrm in Arm. Inc all util/sat/int/prk/shared.ldry. N/s, close to schools, d.town. 5466312 2 BDRM, on Middleton Mtn. Computer & laundry room. N/S 1 person $825 incld’s util’s. Must be quiet. 1-778-808-9574 2bdrm walkout, Lumby,5-appl, f/p, ns, np. $850 util/cable incl. Avail Apr 1. 250-547-6339 3BDRM basement suite, Mission Hill, available now, (250)549-6554 (250)372-4842 Bachelor unit, newly reno’d, $575 incl util & cable. D.T. locat, N/S, N/P, 250-549-0644 BRIGHT 1 bdr suite. Private laundry, entrance, storage & parking, N/S, N/P, reference req. Avail Immed, $695/mon includes util. 250-275-0665 Bright, clean 2-bdrm, $900 util incl, Available, no dogs, on bus route, 250-707-0604. Enderby, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, garage, laundry, incl util, $850 Avail April 1, (250)938-0149 Enderby (rural) 1bdrm $700, Bachelor $450. both incl all util, sat/int., 250-558-9171. FOR rent in East Hill, Vernon large, well-lit 2 bedroom lower suite, separate entrance, heated kitchen/bathroom floors, laundry, gas fireplace. Walk to downtown. Available immed. $950/month includes utilities. Call 778-753-1902 evenings. Lrge Bachelor, Mar 1, priv ent, w/d,d/w pet neg, n/s, util/incl$700+dd 250-307-4012 Pleasant bachelor suite, quiet acreage location off Silver Star, parking,n/s, n/p.$525 includes util.,250-542-8553.

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CALL ABOUT RENT INCENTIVES 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS & ARLINGTONS 1 bdrm - close to downtown & Schubert, Heat included; N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066

RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm 38th Street & 27th Avenue; N/P; N/S; Adults. 250-275-8066 DELUXE 2BDR/2BATH CONDO ONE BLOCK FROM VJH NS, W/D, Cats OK, A/C, FP, large balcony, secure U/G parking & storage. $1000/mo inc heat. Call 250-542-6880. Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, Laundry facility. 250308-9299 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lower EastHill, 2-bdrm apt in 4plex, f/s, d/w, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now, Ref Req. No drugs, $700/mo+util & DD. (250)5420509, 250-540-7614 Luxury 2bdrm Condo SILVER STAR furnished. Wifi ns/np. Apr 10 - Dec 1 $950 inclusive. 416-986-1298, 416-635-1298 www.salbsilverstar.com NEW 2 BR, 2 Bath Condo for RENT in Vernon, avail. immed. Sec. heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D. $1100/month. 250545-2834. NS suite, pets negotiable.

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4800sqft. Upstairs Office Space with Elevator 2900 30th Ave. (250)545-1733 Retail Space in Armstrong, 1220sqft. Medical/Dental/Spa Call for details. (250)764-8323 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm, 1100 sq.ft 4-appliances, pets ok $1050/mo incl. util. Avail now. 250-542-0122. 2bdrm downtown, 800 sq. ft. newly reno’d, new appls., close to all amenities, n/s, pets ok, $999. +util 250-503-1308

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Mobile Homes & Pads 1 a 3bdrm mobile, lakeview, beach access, Westside Rd., Av/immed R.N.250-542-0060 Country Living - ARMSTRONG Located on a large acreage, 6km up Deep Creek Rd. Near new trailer nestled in the trees with a view of the Valley. Open concept, 2bdrm 14’ x 56’ft, W & D, N/S. See it on Kijiji #358088935 Available March 1st or 15th $995. 250-309-1786 In Lumby 2 bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d, $650. Phone Tom at 250-503-7044 In Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $850/mo, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044 Small trailer, very priv, out of Enderby, suits retired person. $550 incl power & heat, (250)838-9475

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WATERFRONT spacious 3 bd 2.5 bth home, 3 car garage, dock w/boatlift, fenced yard. NP/NS. Apr. 1. $2000/mo + utils. 604-815-1874

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm in quiet home, central, bus, n/drugs, refs. $390.util/int incl. 250-549-7418, 307-9407 1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, 250-549-0644 1 furn bdrm, quiet, central, bus, n/p,n/d, n/s, prefer female working or student, util incl, $300. 250-308-8428. A room w/priv bath, in a quietlakeview room, n/s n/p n/d, $550. 250-558-0638 Rooms for rent fully furn, cable& internet incl., smoking ok, $450. 250-549-7049.

Suites, Lower ONE BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE FOR RENT. $750/month. Close to Beach & College. Call Darcy at 250-306-5579 1bdrm $750/mo, lots of daylight, internet, cable & util incl, new bsmn’t, near schools, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1 bdrm. basement suite for 1 person in quiet East Hill neighbourhood. N/P, N/S, utilities incl., shared laundry. $ 700. Ph. 250-260-0447.

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250-275-6224 1*, 2 bed fully furnished and equipped Silver Star Chalet suite. April 1 to Oct 31. $890 pm. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1 a 3-bdrm upper suite, Avail Immed, Commonage area. Rent Negotiable 250-542-0060 1bdrm Downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $800/mo (250)260-3196 1 bdrm entry level, util incl., $550. Suitable for 1 person. 778-212-6665 Vernon. 1bdrm, large, clean, n/s, adult building, stairs, spacious yard, closet to town. Available Immediately $600. 250-938-0583 1bdrm suite, for mature person, n/s, close to town,Mar 1, $650 incl/util. 250-545-8900 1bdrm suite, main floor 6-plex. $515 inclusive, util, pets neg. Avail now. 250-308-9520


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Stephen Favell masters the limbo during the recent Kalabunga Days at Kalamalka Secondary. Elise Wilson (bottom left) gets the crowds cheering while A.J. Taylor (bottom right) feeds pudding to Mary Bennett while blindfolded.

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REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the Local Government Act, Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on March 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. to hear representations on the following matter[s]:

ELECTORAL AREAS ‘D’ AND ‘E’ OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 2485, 2011 In October of 2009, the Regional District initiated a review of the Electoral Areas “D” and “E” Of¿cial Community Plan. An Of¿cial Community Plan is a statement of objectives and policies that are intended to guide decisions on planning and land use matters. As a result of this review and the public input received through an on-line survey and community forums held in the spring of 2010 and spring of 2011, True Consulting Group (on behalf of the Regional District) has drafted the Electoral Areas “D” and “E” Of¿cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 2485, 2011. Key issues that have been addressed in Bylaw No. 2485 include: • targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and actions to achieve identi¿ed targets • policies that address issues related to the Environment and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Rural, Rural Residential, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Land Uses; and the Quality of Life, Transportation & Servicing and the Economy • policies regarding Rail Transportation Corridors • policies and development guidelines to consider for lands affected by the Provincial Riparian Areas Regulation • changing the future land use designation of the following properties: • Lot A, Sec 24, Twp 57, ODYD, Plan 30167 and located at 100 Begbie Road, Electoral Area “E” • Lot E, Sec 24, Twp 57, ODYD, Plan 21346 and located at 92 Begbie Road, Electoral Area “E” • Lot 1, Sec 24, Twp 57, ODYD, Plan 21825 and located at 95 Begbie Road, Electoral Area “E” • Lot 3, Sec 24, Twp 57, ODYD, Plan 33142 and located at 49 Pine Road, Electoral Area “E” from Non-Urban to Country Residential and • A portion of Blk A of the NW ¼ of Sec 1, Twp 57, ODYD and located at 423 Highway 6, Electoral Area “E” from Non-Urban to Commercial

Copies of the proposed Bylaw, and relevant staff report[s] may be inspected at the of¿ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan on or after February 29, 2012 and up to and including March 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory holidays. You may provide input: By e-mail: publichearing@rdno.ca prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 By letter: to the address provided below, please ensure that letter is received at the RDNO of¿ce prior to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012; or In Person: Attend the Public Hearing to present submissions. Be advised that: 1. Your name and residential address must be included with your submission; and 2. Written submissions are subject to public disclosure. PLANNING DEPARTMENT 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9 Phone: 250-550-3768 / Fax: 250-550-3701 NO SUBMISSIONS ON THE ABOVE BYLAW WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING

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