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Owen Langford, 13, a freestyle skier from Kelowna, has his hands full as he makes his way to a bus after registering as a B.C. Winter Games athlete at Wesbild Centre Thursday morning. the Winter Games. “I’m very much looking forward to it,” she said. “Hopefully I’ll do well but I’m just going to try my best.” Alpine skiers Calvin Cotton, 12, and Taylor Nixon-Smith, 11, from Courtenay, are both competing in their first B.C. Winter Games. Cotton, who hopes to place in the top-20 in the disciplines of slalom, giant slalom and ski cross, spent the trip up trying to watch a movie and, er, meeting some new friends. “There was a movie, How to Train Your Dragon, but most of us

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fell asleep before it was over,” said Cotton. “I met some girl hockey players on the bus. They all think I was flirting with them.” Meeting the athletes and officials at the Wesbild Centre was a plethora of local Games volunteers, decked out in red and/or green coats. Among those helping the weary travellers was Diana Williamson, who volunteered when the Winter Games were last in Vernon 20 years ago. “I’m getting the kids off the buses, telling them the procedure to register, where their luggage is to

go, and after they finish registering, I put them on the buses that go the schools for their particular sports,” said Williamson. “I love this. It’s going to be a spectacular Winter Games.” Wielding a megaphone, also directing athletes to where they should be heading, was Fulton Secondary Grade 12 volunteer student Cody Lutes, who began his shift at 6 a.m. “I’m usually not up until 7:30 so that was kind of early,” chuckled Lutes. “It’s pretty cool, though. They asked me to volunteer and I said sure. I’ve been helping athletes

carry their luggage and asking them where they’re from, what sport they’re playing. “The hockey players and the skiers have the most luggage.” Competition in all sports begins today and wraps up Sunday. One female hockey game was played Thursday at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena in Lumby. The remainder of the female hockey schedule is at the Wesbild Centre. Visit www.2012bcwintergames. ca for schedules of all sports. The closing ceremonies run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wesbild Centre.

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Fire consumed not one, not two, but three homes early Thursday morning. A blaze broke out at a duplex in Lavington at approximately 3:45 a.m., in the 9900 block of Park Lane, destroying the two residences there. And just hours later, flames were roaring out the windows of a BX rental home. The Lavington duplex was not occupied but three residents were inside the BX rental home, in the 5200 block of Silver Star Road. “They got out but lost everything,� said BX-Swan Lake Fire Chief Bill Wacey, who suspects the home is a complete loss. Firefighters received the call at 5:40 a.m. and despite getting on scene within minutes, the home was fully engulfed by flames. “It had already blown out through the windows, that’s how fast it took off,� said Wacey, adding that the blaze is not suspicious as it’s believed to have started in the kitchen from a wallmounted space heater near the fridge. Neighbouring resident

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With flames roaring out the windows, a BX home in the 5200 block of Silver Star Road is destroyed by fire at 6 a.m. Thursday morning. For more photos and video footage visit www.vernonmorningstar.com Ben Smith was on scene even before the fire trucks had arrived, after the noise of contents exploding inside the home darted him out of bed.

“I heard all this banging and thought it was gunshots,� said Smith, who immediately called 911 after discovering the fire and rushed over to ensure

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Duchess returns to Polson Park RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Duchess will soon be ruling over Polson Park again. The 25-year-old bird, who has spent her whole life at the park’s pond, was taken to the veterinarian after being discovered injured Monday. “There was a cut right to the bone,� said Ron Gibson, a City of Vernon worker who looks after Duchess. “She was pretty much out of it.� Duchess was treated at Central Animal Hospital, where she was

kept overnight, and then she was taken to a city manager’s farm to recuperate. She could possibly be back in Polson Park later today. “She’s moving around pretty good but she’s not happy about the bandage. She keeps pecking at it,� said Gibson. It’s still unknown whether it was a dog, coyote or vehicle that may have injured Duchess. “There was no reason for her to be up there unless she was chased,� said Gibson of the swan being found at the park’s western

edge by Highway 97. Gibson, who is a building maintenance supervisor, first developed a relationship with Duchess when he was a parks worker and she had lost her mate 15 years ago. It wasn’t uncommon to see them together, and Duchess even went as far as helping Gibson with his landscaping duties. “She’d grab the trimmings and put them in little piles,� he said. “When I’d have a coffee break, she’d lie down and have her water. When coffee was over, we’d both get back to work.�

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B.C.’s new financial plan is drawing mixed reaction across the North Okanagan. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon presented his 2012 budget in the Legislature Tuesday. “They put $15 million into advertising their jobs plan but they ignored post-secondary and training needs,” said Carole Gordon, North Okanagan Labour Council president. “They are doing nothing to create the skilled jobs they’re advertising for.” As part of the budget, first-time buyers will be eligible for up to $10,000 for a new residence. “That’s good for the building trades but it doesn’t help the average family which traditionally purchases existing housing,” said Robinson. Victoria’s goal is a $154 million surplus in 2013/14 and $250 million in 2014/15. To get there, spending growth will be limited to two per cent. “It’s a necessary approach this time around,” said Darren Robinson, Enderby Chamber of Commerce executive director, who questions, though, how tighter spending will stimulate the economy. For Robinson, businesses will see some direct benefits from the budget.

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compound 10:30 - 11 a.m. ■ Medal presentations 11 a.m. Aiming for “at least a bronze,” is Ostermeier’s granddaughter Heather Kilberg. Also competing is his niece, Ceridwyn Olafsson. So for both girls, 14, archery is in their blood. “My grandpa and my oma and my mom does it, and she’s done it since she was little too,” said Kilberg, a Grade 9 student from Coquitlam’s Pine Tree Secondary. Kilberg picked up her first bow and arrow six years ago and has loved it ever since. “I think it’s a cool sport,” she said while practising at VSS Thursday. It’s not your typical sport, being that there’s no team approach to scoring. Even though there are teams shooting together, each shot is up to each individual archer. But that’s what makes archery so unique, and so attractive to those

involved. “Not everybody likes to play team sports,” said Ostermeier, adding that it’s the only bullet you can re-use. Dating back to the days of Robin Hood and even further back for hunting, it is also one of the oldest sports still around. There are three different types of bows used in the competition. Arrows are shot from 18 metres to a target representing rings of various points (a bull’s-eye is 10 points). But it’s not just about shooting a giant dart into a red circle. “It demands a lot of mental focus,” said Ostermeier. Being at the Games and feeling the pressure start to mount, Kilberg can attest. “The hardest part is keeping focused, blocking out everything around you,” said Kilberg. And going up against B.C’s best archers makes it even more difficult. “I’ve got some tough competition.”

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News Sides meet to resolve parks and rec feud BY RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Reignited talks have the goal of ceasing Greater Vernon’s parks and recreation hostilities. For the first time since last summer, Vernon, Coldstream and the electoral areas sat down during a formal session Wednesday to see if there is any middle ground in a dispute that has been waged for years. “There’s a willingness among all of the jurisdictions to have another go at this with the end result of resolving this,� said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. “In the end, we want to do what’s best for our residents.� Previous elected officials from the three jurisdictions sparred over a variety of issues, including governance of the parks and recreation function, control over park decisions and maintenance, service contracts and who is responsible for the

“We want to do what’s best for our residents.� — Mike Macnabb recreation complex. It was suggested Wednesday that concerns can be addressed by changing the current function structure instead of creating an entirely new model. “Without throwing the baby out with the bath water, we can do a lot,� said Trafford Hall, Regional District of North Okanagan administrator, who facilitated the session. One focus was the need for those sitting at the negotiations table to communicate openly with their counterparts at Vernon and Coldstream council so there are no misunderstandings and any agreements-in-principle are endorsed “We’ve failed at least once because we

weren’t able to convince the gang back at the ranch,� said Hall of the previous Vernon council not supporting changes to governance. Hall believes the key to resolving the con-

flict is to pursue an improved structure instead of perfection. “Brief your councils that you won’t get everything but you’ll get lots,� he told the politicians of the need for compromise. Vernon officials appear willing to consider all participants having a say in operation of the recreation complex instead of it being just in the hands of the city. “The idea of keeping it in the collec-

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rocery and liquor stores in my neighborhood are much more strict about asking for IDs than they were just a few years ago. Of course, if you live near a college campus, you know that checking IDs really hasn’t done much to curb underage drinking. Sometimes I think fake IDs are included in the kids’ orientation packets. As for those of us who are two and three times as old as the typical student, you’d think our faces would announce that we are over 21. Way, way over 21. Not even close to 21. It takes years of erosion Jim Mullen to get a face like mine. Unfortunately, teenage cashiers cannot tell the difference between someone who is 30 and someone who is 90. To them, we’re all the same -- old. In part, that’s true. There’s a huge difference between an 11-year-old and a 16-yearold. Between a 50-year-old and a 55-year-old, not so much. But if you can’t tell the difference between a 21-year-old and a 61-year-old, there’s a problem. I remember a story about a group of 10 men who got together to eat breakfast and gossip every morning at the same restaurant. Their ages ranged from 50 to 90. The day a new, young waitress showed up, they thought they’d have a little fun. “You know,” a 60-year-old said, “it’s Joe’s 90th birthday today, and he wants to know if you’ll give him a free piece of cake.” The waitress looked at all of them and said, “OK. Which one of you is Joe?” To them, it was obvious. But to her, they were all exactly the same age -- old. Almost everyone who is of obvious legal age has stories about getting carded. A friend told me that one day he went into a store to buy liquor and was asked for identification. Then he went next door to the drugstore, where the kid behind the counter gave him

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the 15 percent senior discount without him even asking for it. At a get-together the other night of “old” people in their 50s, a woman asked the group, “So what do you say when you’re buying beer and the teenager at the checkout counter asks to see your ID?” “I say ‘thank you,’” three women said at the same time. They all had stories that more or less ended with, “I’ll take flattery wherever I can get it.” “I didn’t say ‘thank you,’” the first woman said. “I said, ‘NO! This is ridiculous. Look at me. No, I will not show you my ID.’” She was very angry and, while she didn’t say as much, I gather that she caused quite a scene. A store manager came over and said she was right, she didn’t have to show her ID, but it was store policy to ask everyone for it. This just made her angrier. I didn’t understand why she was frothing over such a little thing until I realized that she didn’t want to deny her age; she wanted credit for it. None of us gets older without getting a few little nicks and dings, without getting our bumpers dented, without having to be taken to the shop for a little repair now and then. If we were cars, everyone would know exactly how old we were. They could take a good guess as to how many miles were on the odometer. A classic car is a thing of great beauty; it is not something to be ignored. Are we old folks not at least as interesting as cars? The store that says it asks everyone for their IDs is the same one that runs a little pen over each $20 bill I hand the clerk, checking to make sure I haven’t become a counterfeiter since the last time I was in the store, say, two days earlier. I never thought of it as insulting before. Now I do. At least they could do it when I’m not looking. Funny thing is, they never run a pen over the ID of the kid buying two cases of beer who looks like he’s 17. That, they don’t check. Jim Mullen’s book “Now in Paperback” is now in paperback. You can reach him at jimmullenbooks.com.

Restraint has become a way of life for many British Columbian families who have seen their costs rise while incomes fail to keep pace. There were few frills in the budget delivered by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon that promised to return the province’s books to the black by 2013-14, just in time for the next provincial election. Falcon’s budget promises to hold the line on program spending, freezing public-sector wages and selling off $700 million in provincial assets to begin to dig his way out. But while the Liberal government is taking steps to get a handle on the province’s deficit — forecast at $969 million for the coming fiscal year — B.C. families will also have to tighten their belts just a little bit more. MSP premiums will rise for the fourth time since the 2009 election. The newest hit of four per cent beginning in 2013 will take about $60 a year out of the pockets of a family of three or more. The budget delivered little, however, to stimulate the province’s fragile economy or open the door to the workforce for the unemployed. A $10,000 tax break for firsttime homebuyers is only for new homes, providing little help to young couples cobbling their pennies together to get into the housing market. And a $1,000 home renovation tax credit is only available to seniors. Eliminating those conditions for the tax breaks could have helped strengthen the softening housing market and opened up jobs in the construction sector. This budget makes it clear that Falcon wants to get tough decisions out of the way now, saving the good news for next year’s pre-election budget. ---Penticton Western News


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he other day I was chatting with a very apt student teacher in our staff room. She was very passionate about her choice of careers and one could feel she had a positive presence. In short, she was going to be a loved and respected teacher who will make a difference in the lives of the students lucky enough to work with her. I was saddened when she informed me that she was looking for work in either Alberta or Ontario. Her crippling student debt, the current high cost of living and low teacher wages were the determining factors. In fact, the tipping point was the 0, 0, & 0 wage mandate handed to teachers by the Minister of Education and the current Liberal government. Sadly, this was not the first young teacher to tell me this. It is becoming a common refrain. B.C. teachers remain the fourth lowest paid teachers in Canada with an annual wage discrepancy of $15,261 in Ontario and $21,001 in Alberta. All the while, real estate, food, heating and electricity prices ECONOMIC STABILITY I would like to thank Mr. Clarke for his letter titled, "Political will is necessary," I found it interesting and would add this observation. It seems in life there is only one thing that never changes, and that is that everything changes. There is no neutral or stationary point to cling to, at least not for long. We either go forward or backward. Change is one of the most threatening facts of life we have to deal with but there is no choice in the matter. The municipal government needs to walk a fine line. They need to allow business and residential growth enough freedom to keep the local economy healthy and moving forward. If they give too much freedom, abuses will happen and the environment will suffer. If they hold the reins too tight and slow the economy to a point where it starts to regress, it will take considerable effort to get it moving forward again. Until then, everyone will suffer, including the environment, because there won't be any money in the coffers to protect, upgrade or sustain the infrastructure we often take for granted. I believe the voters in the recent election indicated in which direction they saw the city moving. And I also think it's something to be concerned

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keep climbing at six per cent or more annually. I am not surprised that many of our finest new B.C. university grads will never teach in our education system. It is ironic that while our tax dollars are helping to pay for post secondary education the Liberal government’s acrimonious stand against teachers is driving them away. Yet still I hear, “if you don’t like it here . . . go to Alberta.” Gutting our education system seems a very short-sighted way of jump starting our economy. I believe it is our duty to maintain the highest standards in our public schools. Therefore, paying creative and informed teachers to help students become good citizens and lifetime learners would seem a necessary investment. I hope Albertans thrive with the boon of great new teachers emigrating from B.C. I must confess, if I was saddled with a $40,000 student loan and embarking on a new career an extra $21,000 per year would be mighty tempting. Brent Applegath

about. As to whether the municipal government is responsible or the general economic climate within the province and country is to blame, I don't know. More likely, it's a combination of both. I agree that getting along with our neighbours is important and so is being fiscally responsible. But I hope the new mayor and revitalized council will take a long look at the direction and policies of the previous administration regarding their impact on the economic stability in the area. And if they find their actions lacking they need the political will to become proactive enough to change what needs to be changed or alter what needs to be altered in order to improve the situation. As it says in the old adage, "If you find yourself in a hole and want to get out, the first thing you do is stop digging." Wayne Wilson NIGHT COURT B.C. will lose 2,500 criminal charges soon … and delays getting a drug dealers/criminals in front of a judge... means that justice has been delayed and denied under the B.C. Liberals. Our Charter of Rights guarantee that those charged with a criminal

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offense, have the right to face their accusers in a reasonable amount of time. Our economy, largely due to the global recession and Liberal mismanagement, has resulted in an increase in criminal cases. The BC Conservative Party, under John Cummins, have stated that our policy is to enable the RCMP to lay charges. This will speed up the process at the front end of the system, but we still will have a bottleneck in the courts. We should press government to examine other jurisdictions that have Masters, Magistrates somewhat like the old TV show Night Court, a lower court that hears cases of minor or civil offences by a Master or Magistrate. These lower courts would deal with traffic cases, bail hearings, civil disputes and a variety of other court issues that could be dealt with under this "lower court" model. This would free up Judges to deal with important criminal matters that need juries and higher criminal matters - for felonies etc. Using a Night Court model, these courts could operate 6 days a week 24 hours a day until such time as the bottle neck is resolved. We have the infrastructure already, our court rooms are empty most of the day, yet we have a backlog of 2,500 criminal cases in B.C. It is common sense to institute

a B.C. court night court system to address the problem. The only other alternative is for police/prosecutors to turn a blind eye to some criminal activity - And this is not an acceptable alternative for law-abiding citizens that want safe streets, schools and playgrounds. Jim Hart GREAT CARE I was recently released from Vernon Jubilee Hospital after having surgery. I was in 3 West, I would like to compliment the doctors, RNs, second-year nurses and all the staff on that wing. I was really impressed with all of them, for the care they bestowed on me and the three other patients in my room. They were always ready to answer questions, make sure we were comfortable and all testing etc. were on time and any concerns we had, they were ready to take care of them immediately. It made me feel as if we were assigned our own nurses for our room. When I was ready to leave they showed my wife how to change bandages, how to get me up etc. Not that I want to go back in but I wouldn't be scared of an unfamiliar environment. Again I would like to thank them all and please keep up the good work. Bill Thorick

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— the peanut pool, their houses, the baseball diamonds, Teeter Totter Toys and the volcano. “There’s the hospital. It’s very good to have a hospital in town if someone gets sick,� said Kaylee Buckmaster, who worked on the model. The four-and five-year-olds in the Reggio Emilia program decided to build the model after talking about maps and walking around town to look at the buildings and murals. “The idea came from the children and they have been working on it for over a month, including a lot of — Kali Smith buildings and landmarks,� said teacher Kali Smith. “It was their idea to invite the mayor to come and see what they had made.� Mayor Rob Sawatzky was interested in hearing the point of view of some of the community’s youngest citizens. “It’s important for everyone to nurture and support our children and to help make the community child friendly,� he said. The Reggio Emilia program started in Italy in the 1960s as an educational method for the community to prepare its children for success in life. The projects come from the children’s interests and they learn through all the senses with art, documentation and discussion playing an important role. The volcano the children found? Fortunately, it has been extinct for a long time and its rocky remains can be seen at the west end of downtown.

“The idea came from the children.�

Guest Professor Series All Events: Schubert Centre (3505 30th Avenue) • 7pm • Admission by donation

Watersheds, Food Security & Climate Change Science Soil and water sources are threatened. From the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Professor Schreier (PhD) exposes nasty facts about environmental pollution. He explains how communities can manage water to offset the effects of agricultural intensiďŹ cation, urban expansion and competing demands. He takes a sobering look at food security in a world troubled with waste and Dr. Hans Schreier climate turmoil. Monday, February 27

Taxation, CEO Salaries & Leveling Income Inequality What are the OCCUPY people complaining about? A teacher of Tax and Public Economics at UBC, Professor Hickey (PhD) reveals inequities and opportunities in Income Tax, HST and the International Financial Transaction Tax. He provides insights about corporate governance and offers tools for effective income distribution in a post-OCCUPY world where capitalism is reformed.

Dr. Ross Hickey Monday, March 12

Tarring the Spirit Bear: Pipelines, People & ProďŹ ts What do Nigeria & Norway have in common with Canada? Specializing in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Professor Janmaat (PhD) challenges Canadian resource policy. He argues for the sustainable management of ďŹ nite resources like the tar sands. He questions whether the true costing of the Northern Gateway is adequately considering the value of Dr. John Janmaat lost ecological services. Monday, April 2

Hosted by the Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party Association - okshuswapgreens.ca

Columbia Shuswap Regional District NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION FIVE YEAR (2012 – 2016) FINANCIAL PLAN Sections 815 & 816 of the Local Government Act require that all Regional Districts prepare and adopt, by bylaw, a Five Year Financial Plan on an annual basis. It also requires that the Board undertake a process of public consultation regarding the Five Year Financial Plan before it is adopted. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the CSRD ofďŹ ces located at 781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm BC on Wednesday, February 29th from 3:00 PM to 4:PM local time for an opportunity to speak directly to the Manager of Finance regarding the proposed Five Year (2012 – 2016) Financial Plan. The Five Year Financial Plan will be considered for adoption at the Thursday March 15, 2012 Regular Board meeting.

LISA VANDERVELDE/ MORNING STAR

Keltyn McAreavy, Mia Hammerton and Elisabeth Nordstrom show Mayor Rob Sawatzky their city of Vernon model made in the Reggio Emilia program at West Vernon Children’s Centre.

      

       


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JENNIFER SMITH/MORNING STAR

Greater Vernon B.C. Winter Games warehouse administration volunteer Gloria Hillard unwraps a few medals Tuesday while gearing up for the Games, which are now underway until Sunday. Hillard helps fellow volunteer Ed Ewanchuk sort through some of the seven boxes of signs to help direct traffic. Motorists are advised to avoid 39th Avenue, by the curling rink.


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Exceptional students recognized by Governor General KATHERINE MORTIMER

University of Victoria to reflect on his time in high school. Mottus said he wasn’t the best student until Grade 4, when he began to care about how he did in school and began to push himself to do better. “My motivation came mainly from two areas: the idea of designing my own future and being the best that I could be,” he said. “I wanted to do well enough that I had the option to do anything with my life.” Mottus managed the senior boys’ basketball team in Grade 11 and 12, something that gave him some of his fondest high school memories.

Morning Star Staff

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. And now, added to the list are Alison Campeau, Dexter James, Sydney Acton, Scott Mcintyre and Riley Mottus, all Vernon School District graduates who have earned the award for 2011 that is given to students graduating with the highest average. Clarence Fulton graduate Riley Mottus took time away from writing finals at the

“Going to provin- effect, in particular Mr. cials both years, and Schratter (math and calespecially placing third culus) and Mr. Garlick in Grade 11, (physics). Both will be times men love their I don’t soon subject areas forget. I and it rubbed don’t think off on me. I we ever had fell in love with a negative math and phystrip, even ics even more, when we and it made didn’t win.” choosing which Mottus Mottus one to focus on credits his at university classmates for their pos- really hard.” itive influence, whether Mottus jokes that he was competing with finding the time to cram them for the top mark it all in meant cutting or just hanging out with back on sleep. But he them. said it really came down “They made me to not taking many smarter and influ- breaks. enced me,” he said. “My “I was working on teachers had the same homework or study-

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ing all the time that I wasn’t doing something extra-curricular. In the last few years of high school, I cut TV and video games out of my life except for weekends. I didn’t take on more than one extra-curricular at a time so I could focus on academics.” In his first year of a double-degree in computer science and mathematics, Mottus said computer science is appealing because of the variety of future careers it offers. “It would be cool to work for Google or Microsoft or EA or one of the better known names in computers. I love programming and solving problems with programs, so something on that side of computer science would be awesome.” If Mottus could offer advice to current high school students, it’s this: don’t slack off, do what you love and have some fun. “Don’t let other people tell you what to do with your life. You don’t know how many people tried to convince me to become a doctor, lawyer or other jobs that would pay more than what I’m working towards, but those are jobs I wouldn’t love,” he said. “You are in charge of your education. You are the one that decides your chances of success.” Charles Bloom graduate Alison Campeau said with a good work ethic, success will follow. “You just have to prioritize and know when you need to study and when you need to have some fun,” she said. “And extra-curricular activities are what made high school enjoyable for me. “If you want something bad enough, work hard for it. And don’t limit yourself to what other people think you should do.” One of Campeau’s fondest memories is her time in EarthQuest, something she calls an amazing experience, where she learned a lot about herself. “I was so lucky to have the opportunity to learn in such a dynamic setting. How often do

you get to spend the soccer teams at school, day in Kal Park dig- ran cross-country and ging up roots, and call was an active member it school? in the leadership pro“Another great mem- gram. ory was the Europe trip “Some of my fondI took with my French est memories from high class. It was awesome I school are the SALTS got to experience it with sailing trip that our my friends. leadership Thank you group took so much to in 2010, and M a d a m e the numerNorman and ous occasions Mr. Kopy for I spent laughtaking us, ing with my and Moe and best friend Reido for all Andrew,” said the unforgetJames. Campeau table expeHe also riences in credits a vast Quest.” network of caring indiNow attending viduals for supporting McGill University in him and making him Montreal, Campeau said the person he is today. she has had to adjust “My parents have from a high school always been there to where she knew all 400 support me in all of of the students there, my endeavors,” he said. to attending classes that “At school, people were contain 600 strangers. always there to help. In the biomedical The dedication of teachand life sciences pro- ers like Mr. Britton, Mr. gram, Campeau is tak- Howard, Mr. Ohashi, ing general science Mrs. Dolcetti and Mr. courses this year and Bell is truly inspirationplans to major in physi- al. Each of them would ology and physics. come to school early, “After I finish my stay in at lunch, and undergraduate degree I often stay after school, have not decided what all because they cared I would like to do. I for their students and guess I’ll go wherever wanted to provide them life takes me, maybe with the best opportumedical school.” nity to succeed.” For Seaton graduate In order to accomDexter James, academ- plish everything he ics have always been wanted, James said he important, but it’s been mastered the fine art of about more than just time management over attaining a top letter the years, although he grade. admits that at times, “ O f having a deadcourse the line looming on grades were an assignment an added gave him the incentive, extra push he but I prided needed. myself on “I generally the conplanned ahead cept that to make incorDexter James gaining an porating soccer, insight into school, leadera topic and ship, family, a actually understanding girlfriend and a partthe material was more time job into my life,” important than acquir- he said. “I am a strong ing a high GPA,” he said. believer that with hard “My motivations were work, determination always clear to me. I and sacrifice, anything wanted to do well in is possible.” school so I could have James is currently good chances at getting attending the University scholarships, and have of British Columbia a solid foundation of Okanagan, where he is knowledge that would enrolled in a bachelor of make the transition into science program. After university as smooth as completing his degree, possible.” he plans on applying to Even while work- medical school, with the ing towards top marks, ultimate goal of workJames managed to play ing as a surgeon. on the basketball and See AWARDS on A21


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Awards recognize achievement Continued from A20 His advice to current high school students is to live by the motto someone once imparted to him, “Work hard, and then work harder.� “However, it is also important that one acknowledges that balance in addition to hard work is key to living a healthy lifestyle,� he said. “If I were to give any advice to students, it would be to stay open-minded and take every available opportunity.� Kalamalka graduate Scott McIntyre doesn’t consider himself a perfectionist, just someone who when given an opportunity to apply himself, feels a strong conviction to do so in a focused way. “The one aspect of my life Scott McIntyre that has continuously provided more opportunities, challenges and goals than any other is that of academia,� he said. “My motivation for success comes from a combination of the desire to better myself, and the satisfaction that comes from a complete, thoughtful effort.� McIntyre’s fondest high school memories include time spent on soccer and football teams. “I was certainly no superstar, but I was a part of some great teams,� he said. “I played French horn for three years in the concert band, and was involved in the student group SPAM (Social and Political Awareness Movement) for the last two years. I also spent a semester of Grade 11 as a member of the Earthquest Outdoor Academy.� McIntyre said the greatest source of influence in his life has been the support from his family. “They have always helped to congratulate me on my victories, and to console me in my losses,� he said. “They have provided the reference for how I want to conduct myself. They have shown a universal approval and willingness to help me succeed in any direction I choose to take my life.� But through all of his academic achievements, McIntrye said finding balance has been a key component of his success. “A one-dimensional approach of devoting all of one’s time to one field can be stressful,� he said. “It’s important not to over-schedule, because downtime is crucial to staying happy and focused.� Now in his first year of engineering studies at UBCO, McIntyre is looking at graduating with a degree in civil engineering. “I don’t know where I will end up, but I have the brightest of hopes for the future,� said McIntyre. “I have learned that life is only what you make of it. The future is uncertain, and it’s best to take advantage of the opportunities life presents.� Vernon secondary school graduate Sydney Acton said feeling a sense of accomplishment has been important to her as long as she can remember. “Reaching the standards that I set for myself has always been more important than trying to impress my parents or friends,� she said. “The motivation to Sydney Acton succeed, not only in academics but in whatever I decide to take on, is definitely internal.� When she looks back on high school, among her many fond memories is the time she walked into the auditorium and auditioned for her first play. “It was the best decision I ever made in high school — I was consistently thrown out of my comfort zone and pushed until eventually I was able to sing alone in front of an entire audience. “I know that my experiences in theatre over those four years made me grow, and gave me a thrill that I’ve yet to find doing anything else. Thank you so much to my directors Mike, Mary, Jenny, Roland, and to everyone who was on the journey along with me.� While Acton said the support she has received

from her family has made her who she is, she is also grateful to the many people along the way who have had a positive influence on her life. “I believe that every person that has been in my life has influenced me, whether I recognized it or not,� she said. Now at UBCO and working towards her bachelor of science, Acton said she is still a long way from figuring out where her future lies, but she’s OK with that. “The only way to figure out what I do and don’t like is through different experiences, and I’m hoping to have many,� she said. “I have to frequently step back and see that my education is going to give me the opportunity to see the world and find a career that allows constant growth and learning. “The future seems uncertain sometimes, so I find it helps to focus on the not-so-distant future to remind yourself why you’re doing it.�

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History says the roots of ice skating date back more than 1,000 years to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands when men laced animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen lakes and rivers. Bet they never envisioned people strapping on skates with a long all-steel blade and then basically playing bumper cars on ice. That’s what fans will see at the speed skating track in Armstrong this morning when the B.C. Winter Games opens. Action at the Nor-Val Sports Centre goes from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (medal presentations at 4:30). Vernon’s Connie Kapak pretty much skated before she walked, and has countless medals from provincial and national competitions. Reaching the podium at these Games would be one more step in her ultimate goal of being an Olympian. “I definitely want to get to the Olympics one day, but there is a national development team in Calgary so that would be my first goal,” said Kapak, who turned 13 earlier this month but will be in tough racing as a 12-year-old. “It all depends on my times if I’m good enough for the development team.” Kapak, whose father, Pete, has logged thousands of kilometres getting her to events, is stoked about racing in her own backyard. “Yah, I’m nervous because I have a lot of friends who are going to come and watch me skate. There won’t be any Quebec skaters, who usually win at the nationals, and I know most of the girls here for the Games so it depends on who’s skating their best. I’m really excited about racing on the relay team which has two 13-year-old boys and two girls from the 12-13-year-old age group.” Fans will love the roller derby feel of the short track races, where disqualifications and falls are not uncommon. Kapak will race in short track (200 metres is the quickest distance) and long distance (3,000 metres), where she excels due to superb cardio. “My endurance is really good because I don’t just train on the ice. I play club volleyball and school basketball and I’m in track and field.” The Grade 7 Harwood Elementary student trains in Kelowna, while also picking up ice time with the Vernon club. She has enrolled in the High Performance Sports program at VSS for next year. Two weeks ago, Kapak was second in the long track provincials in Fort St. James. Last weekend, she placed fifth in the national long track championships in Fort St. John, setting personal bests in all her races. The ever-smiling, 5-foot-4 dynamo is even looking forward to sleeping on a mat at the Games. “We’re staying at my school so that’s kind of neat since I know my way around. I know where the light switches are.

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on the table, but this one stood out for me.” The Wildcats are seventh in the 10-team Some players wait a year or two to get the Hockey East loop at 10-12-2. Chanter will folbest possible offer, others are forced to wait low former BCHLers Damon Kipp (Salmon in desperation until their 20-year-old season Arm SilverBacks) and Grayson Downing before they latch onto an NCAA Division 1 (Westside Warriors) in the program. hockey scholarship. “It’s Hockey East, so it’s a really talented Sixteen-year-old Dylan Chanter of league,” said Chanter. “You’re playing teams Armstrong knew what he wanted like Boston University (Terriers) and wasted no time in signing this and Boston College (Eagles) and week with the New Hampshire they’re really strong.” Wildcats. At 6-foot-3 and 195-pounds, it’s Chanter, a blueliner with the easy to forget Chanter is just 16. He B.C. Hockey League’s Merritt has two goals and 12 points and Centennials, is expected to join the 45 penalty minutes in 50 games Wildcats in Durham for the 2014with Merritt, who surprised a lot 15 season. of pundits with their 29-17-2-5 Dylan Chanter “The year has kind of been a record, good enough for second whirlwind with crazy stuff going on,” said place in the Interior Conference. Chanter, who played last season with the “Everyone was expecting us to not be a Pursuit of Excellence Academy in Kelowna. very strong team, but we’ve got a lot of vet“I started off not knowing what to expect eran strength and proved everyone wrong,” and then all of a sudden I started getting said the well-spoken rookie. “We had a bit attention (from scouts), and for me and my of a slow start to the season and then things family, this was the right opportunity. We started rolling after that.” weren’t going to pass it up. I had other offers Merritt head coach Luke Pierce has been impressed with Chanter’s poise for such a young player. “Dylan has stepped in and been an impact player for us here, which speaks to his maturity and talents,” said Pierce, on the team website. “UNH is getting an elite young prospect with tremendous upside. “Dylan’s physical strength and game awareness is incredible for a player of his age, and we believe he’s only getting better. He’s been a model citizen here in Merritt and has committed himself to working extremely hard both on and off the ice.” Chanter thanked his family and friends for their support throughout his hockey development. 4503 - 31st Street, VERNON “I wouldn’t be here without them,” Morning Star Staff

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The Chase Heat of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League handed out hardware at their yearend banquet Sunday night before a packed community hall. Board members and team volunteers put on a sumptuous dinner prior to the presentation which saw Vernon 20-year-old Jared Seutter take the Blue Spruce Award as Unsung Hero and the Bob Koch Memorial Trophy as Most Sportsmanlike Player. Seutter compiled 8-17-25 and 46 penalty minutes. The Heat Jr. Hockey Society award for Most Dedicated Player went to Vernon 18-year-old Ethan Kalugin, who finished with 4-9-13. Owen Barker, 17, of Armstrong, received the Heat Award for Fan Favourite. Barker picked up 153 penalty minutes, leading the team in fighting majors. Other winners were: Carlin Family Award (Top Scorer) to Salmon Arm’s Kevin Leschuk; Ernie & Mary Erickson Award (Top Scholastic Player) to Reece Forman; Norm & Jean Stelter Award

(Most Improved) to Jacob Mattes; Silver Fox Award (Rookie of the Year) to Reece Forman; Harry & Jane Torbohm Award (Top Defenceman) to Mitchell Rosko; Patterson Family Award (Most Valuable Player) to Kurtis Johnson. The Heat, coached by Brad Fox of Vernon, finished at 5-45-1-1. A Winter Rust Removing Dance goes Saturday, March 3 for $20, and spring camp goes from March 30-April 1. Meanwhile, the KIJHL first-round playoff series get going tonight on eight fronts, including the North Okanagan Knights visiting the Kamloops Storm at McArthur Island Sports Centre. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series goes Saturday night in Kamloops, while the third game is Monday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. Game 4 is set for Tuesday night in Armstrong. The Revelstoke Grizzlies open their series against the Sicamous Eagles tonight at the Forum. Game 2 is Saturday night back in Revelstoke.


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Building Supplies sponsored Stars. In other Bantam action, the Interior The Vernon Authentic Plaque and Trophy Tropics secured the North Okanagan Midget Super Hockey League banner Savings Flyers grounded the Scotiabank with an exciting 7-7 tie with the Talon Benefits Ajax Sunday Velocity 6-5 Sunday at Civic Arena. Smooth-skating Eamon Miller sparked night at Civic Arena. Trailing 7-6 with three minutes left in the game, goalten- the Flyers with two goals. Dan Desjarlais der Luke Vandale made a scintillating glove save on what opened the scoring, in a game that the the Flyers never trailed, on a deflection that looked like a sure goal off the stick of Dallas Zupp. The puck was headmanned quickly by Brock Wagner and handcuffed Sylvain Lucet. Goaltenders Connor Smidt to a fast-skating Brandon Tarasenko who Corey Lehoux and Lucet played well for their respective teams. Other Flyers goals blasted a top-shelf maker for the equalizer. The dramatics weren’t quite over yet as the Tropics were came from Dylan Oberle, Tyler McMillan forced to kill a penalty with 90 seconds to play. The Tropics and Landon Munk. JOSE LAROCHELLE/MORNING STAR Replying for the Velocity were Marshall finished tied for first with the Nedco Titans, but took Salmar Classic captain Jacob Harding corrals the puck as he faces Stevenson the banner with a head-to-head win in the only meeting Box (2+1), Jeff Hiscoe, Seth Blundell and Mechanical Blues’ defenceman Nicholas Mann in Pee Wee action Sunday at Civic. Marcus Finn. between the teams. Donte Nowell scored four times as the Vandale also stopped Zupp on a penalty shot in the third Kineshanko Logging Ltd. and Armstrong Co-Op) were preperiod of the fast-paced contest that saw the lead change Five Star Awards Chiefs ambushed the several times. Brett Vandale, Russell Hickman, Rowyn Lewis- Salmon Arm SilverBacks 8-2 in Bantam play at the Shaw sented with the OMAHA Atom Super League regular-season banner Saturday before their 6-4 loss to Salmon Arm #2. Hatherley, Wagner, Adam Fenske and Russel Negraiff also Centre. Joseph Tronson (2), Brandon deJong and Brennan Seltzer Micheal Preston was between the pipes for the Stars and scored for the Tropics. The Tropics put themselves in a position to win the regu- also scored for the Chiefs, whose forward lines with Lucas made several spectacular saves to keep his team tied late in lar-season banner on Sunday by beating KT’s Pizza Thunder Williams, Craig Lawrence, Alex Strutt, Tronson and deJong the third period. The Stars got goals from Noah Clarke, Nic kept pressuring the Silverblades. Trey Spanier took the win, Teale, Ryan Desilets and Quin Williamson. 7-3 on Saturday night. Rounding out the offensive lines with many scoring Wagner led the Tropics with 2+3, while Hickman con- while Cole Adams, Daniel DeShane, Carl Main and Hitch chances were Wyatt Whitcomb, Tage Kineshanko, Drew tributed 1+5. Fenske, Cameron Strike, Negraiff and Travis were stellar on defence. The Salmar Classics of Salmon Arm clipped the Stevenson Mackenzie and Liam McLeod. Webster added singles. The Novice Lumby Rock Stars (sponsored by Wolverine “Steve Cousins and myself had the privilege of coach- Mechanical Blues 2-1 Sunday at Civic Arena to claim the Pee Turf and Green Velvet Lawn Care) had a great weekend with ing 16 of Vernon`s finest young adults,” said Tropics’ head Wee Super League title. Jackson Mount and Nathan Chorlton scored for Salmar two home games. Russell Nielsen put in a strong effort, coach Mike Wagner. “Hard work, sweat and smarts led us to a heart-stopping final game that render us the midget super (14-2-2), while Samantha Head replied for the Blues, who while Parker Siegmueller was a great leader on the bench. league champions. All season long, we focused on playing needed a win for the banner and ended up fourth at 12-4- Hayden Nerbus and Ryder Quibel had amazing games. smart hockey, keeping our emotions under control and 2. The Blues settled for a 3-3 tie with the host Salmon Arm Askew’s Foods Warriors working hard.” Zupp finished with 2+3, while Kristian Currie added 2+1 Saturday, getting goals from Nick Mitchell, and brick-wall d-man Sean Greene earned his first and sec- Adam Raber and Braydie Allan. Eric Bruce scored the tying goal on a ond goals of the season two-and-a-half minutes apart. Aaron Keryluke added a single. Captain Bradlee Jones penalty shot with 34 seconds left for the had two assists, while the two sharpest dressed goalies in 7-9-2 Warriors. The Vernon Seed Orchard Female town – Clay Coles and Tyler Yawney – both faced more than Sharks ended their Pee Wee super league their fair share of shots to keep them wide awake. The Titans settled for a 3-3 tie with the North Okanagan season by stopping the Lumby Stars 5-3 and losing 1-0 to the Winfield Bruins. Knights Sunday morning at Nor-Val Sports Centre. Winfield net detective Zakary McLachlan Austin Bosquet, Garrett Dansereau and Mark Francis scored for the Titans, who rang seven shots off posts and was the show as he blocked more than 40 Shark shots for the shutout. crossbars while carrying most of the play. Molly Crandlemire and Brittany Jackson Darryl Fiddler, Logan Siddall, on a sweet penalty shot, were strong on offence for the Sharks, and James Krahn replied for the fifth-place Knights. The Titans got two goals apiece from Yanik Fillion- while Bailey Berndt was solid in net. On Sunday, two Sharks celebrated their Murphy and Kolton Kirschner as they iced the Salmon Arm first career goals in the victory over Lumby. Lakeside Printing Sting 5-3 Friday at Priest Valley Arena. Dansereau added a single, while Chris Gallant pocketed Chelsea McCaig scored her first ever off a rebound of a Brooke Berube shot and Erin a pair of helpers. The Corbett Office Plus Cowboys finished 2-2 by stop- Poland, in her first year of hockey, fired a ping host 100 Mile House Home Hardware 6-4 in Sunday’s one timer after a nice pass from McCaig. Hannah Scherck pulled the hat trick for penalty-filled C final of a Midget rec tournament. Justin Ramsey (3), Mitchell Lukacs, Dustin Folliott and the Sharks, while Taylor Cousins and Lexes Ben James handled the Cowboys’ offence. 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SATURDAY BC WINTER GAMES – A total of 17 events from 8 a.m.-9 p.m., venues all over the North Okanagan.

SUNDAY BC WINTER GAMES – Medal rounds in several events, from 8 a.m.noon, venues all over the North Okanagan.

MONDAY JUNIOR B HOCKEY – North Okanagan Knights vs Kamloops Storm, Game 3 in best-of-seven, first-round playoff series, 7 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre.

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The waiting game paid off for Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment in the quarterfinals of the Baron Insurance Super League playoffs Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club. After blanking the first three ends, Cotter collected a deuce in four en route to a 4-2 win over Mark Longworth’s Sladen Moore. Forcing Longworth to take a single in the fifth end, the Woodland crew made a draw for one against four Longworth stones in the sixth. After a lot of pressure and great shot making in seven, Longworth settled for a single in seven to trail by one heading into the final end. After a great trick shot by Woodland super spare Breanne McLean, Jason Wizniak and Aron Herrick played the peel game to run Longworth out of stones. The Cotter crew faces Brad Wood’s Nufloors in Wednesday’s semifinal draw. In the other quarterfinal, Canwest Propane skip Darren Heath delivered a double takeout with his final stone to ice TJ

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Mother-daughter tandem Heather (left) and Alyssa Kyllo sweep in consolation playoff action Wednesday night. Perepolkin’s Canaccord Wealth Management 6-4. Dave Belway subbed for Merklinger, who is away making ice at the Scotties women’s championships in Red Deer. Canwest faces North Enderby Timber’s Robbi Kuhn in the other Wednesday semi. Both Longworth and Perepolkin collected $150. Firstand second-place finishers pocket $600 and $400 respectively, with semifinalists earning $300 each. Meanwhile, Team Canada, featuring Armstrong’s Ina Forrest at third and Vernon’s Sonja Gaudet at lead, finished in a three-way tie for sixth at

the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Chuncheon, South Korea. Canada – with Darryl Neighbour at skip and Jack Smart at second – scored two points in an extra end Thursday to down the U.S. 7-5. They were tied with Sweden and Scotland at 3-6 in the 10-team, round-robin mixed tournament. The win over the U.S. means Canada avoids relegation to the world wheelchair curling championship qualification event in Finland next November. South Korea, Russia and China finished shared first place at 7-2 after preliminary play.


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Vernon skaters (from left) pocketed medals in the Williams Lake Cariboo Boots ‘N Blades competition, Hannah Love (bronze, Ladies 13 and over), Tori O’KeefeNield (silver, Ladies 13 and over), and Taylan Dennis (silver, Junior Silver Ladies). Dennis and Love received a gold medal in Duet Showcase. In silver Duet Showcase, O’Keefe-Nield and Brookelyn Koersen also received a gold.

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The North Okanagan Legends claimed bronze in the Under 19 division at the B.C. Field Lacrosse Championships last weekend at the University of Victoria. The team had a great weekend playing hard-fought games against experienced teams. “The coastal teams’ season ends two weeks before provincials, so they are all in game shape,” said Legends’ assistant coach Rob Seaton. “Our boys arrived with out having played a game since November when our leagues end because of snow in the Interior. “This was a great team effort and all the teams we played commented on the ball control we showed. It was pretty to watch.” The U19s fell 14-5 to Delta, 12-7 to Pacific Rim and 15-7 to Delta. Pac Rim shaded Delta 7-6 in the championship game. Accompanying the U19s to Victoria were the U14 and U16 Legends, who both won their leagues last November. “After such a long break between competitions, the first game of the provincial championships is always about getting the players’ heads back

into the game,” said U14 coach Randy Reynolds. “We made a lot of mental mistakes and it cost us our first game (8-5 loss to Mission).” The U14s rebounded by grounding Oceanside 8-0, but then fell 9-7 to North Shore to miss the medal round. The U16s played really tough for the first two games, losing 7-5 to Richmond and 5-3 to Pacific Rim. They lost focus in their final tilt, bowing 13-4 to Mission. Dean Grimm of the U19 squad won a Warrior Fair Play Award.

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The Thompson Rivers WolfPack visit the Saskatchewan Huskies tonight in CIS women’s basketball playoff action in Saskatoon. The WolfPack’s Diane Schuetze, a VSS Panther grad, finished among the leaders in five individual statistics. She was the leading scorer in Canada West and fourth in the nation in scoring (18.6 points per game average). TRU was third in the Canada West Pacific Division (9-9), while the Huskies placed second in the East Division at 15-5.

BASEBALL - Vernon & District Baseball Association registration is now open online: www. vernonbaseball.com. Level 1 and 2 umpires clinics will go Saturday, March 3. Anyone interested in earning extra money umpiring is urged to visit the umpires tag on the website. BASKETBALL - Drop-in basketball at Priest Valley Gym cancelled. Call 545-6035 to check for open gym times at Dogwood Gym. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU Classes Mon-Sat with adult, women’s and kids programs available at Gracie Barra Vernon Jiu Jitsu & MMA. Call head instructor Mario Deveault (250-804-9262). FLOOR HOCKEY - Drop-in Sundays 2:30-4 p.m. at Priest Valley Gym. $5 per session or $45 for 10-punch pass. Teams randomly selected. FASTBALL - Vernon Minor Fastball indoor clinics go Sundays, March 4 and 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at PV Gym. Clinic fee is part of registration. Contact Ryan Williamson @ 250-308-6944 or register @ www.vernonfastball.ca. HOCKEY - Women’s drop-in hockey skills and skating sessions go Thursday nights from 7:05-8:05 at the Okanagan Training Rink. Learn the basics in a fun environment. Call Mike Burke at 350-549-7468 or 250307-4110. HOCKEY - Okanagan Training Rink is hosting high-performance programs for Bantam, Pee Wee and Atom players, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April 3 -May 24. Bantams go 7:15-8:15 p.m.; Pee Wees and Atoms are 3:30-4:30 p.m. Program cost is $300 and includes power skating, skills and scrimmage. Call instructor Mike Burke at 250-307-4110 or 250-549-7468 (OTR). HOCKEY - Novice advanced power skating skills sessions go Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. starting April 2 at Okanagan Training Rink. Eight sessions, which include 20 minutes skating, 20 minutes skills and 20 minutes games, for $140 (tax included). Call instructor Mike Burke at 307-4110 or 250-549-7468 (OTR). LACROSSE - The Vernon Re/ Max Junior Tigers Lacrosse spring camp begins Saturday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at noon, at the Hassen Memorial Arena. Full equipment is required. For further information, contact: tigerslacrosse@shaw.ca. SLO–PITCH - The Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League is accepting team registrations for the spring season. It is an SPN-sanctioned 10-up league with all regular-season games played in Vernon. For more information, e-mail vernonmixedslopitch@gmail. com, or visit the league’s Facebook page. SPRING HOCKEY - Okanagan Training Rink is now taking registration for kids fun spring league 3-on-3 hockey. Open to all ages and levels. Power skating and skill de-

velopment classes included. Call head instructor Mike Burke @ 250-307-4110 or 250-549-7468 (OTR). WOMEN’S SOCCER - The North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association is registering new players for spring and summer play, now. You will be put on a team. All levels of players welcome. Registration deadline is Monday. Visit: www.nowsa.webs. com for details. VOLLEYBALL - Drop-in volleyball sessions are running weekly at Priest Valley Gym: Tuesdays 7:309 p.m.; Thursdays 8:15-10 p.m. and Sundays 4-4:45 p.m. $5 per session. Teams randomly selected.

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The B.C. brand of wood products is well established globally with market-leading shares in key countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. B.C. is also looking to be the first major country that deals in softwood lumber to establish its products in the India marketplace. Working with the federal government and industry, the Province has strengthened and diversified the B.C. forest sector by increasing market demand for softwood lumber throughout Asia. The global demand for bio-products from the forest is predicted to reach $200 billion a year. Renewable fuels, plastics, and chemicals for the pharmaceutical and food industries can potentially be manufactured by running wood fibre and residues through bio-refinery. B.C. has taken steps to make it easier for the non-lumber sector to source supplies of lower quality fibre. This includes fibre supply licences to cut to use logging debris that is left behind on landings and roadsides. Taking care of this natural abundance is critical. An amazing statistic is the fact B.C. has planted more than six billion trees since reforestation programs began in the 1930’s, and is on track to plant its seven billionth tree in 2013/14. We plant an average of 200 million trees each year. B.C. produces more wood products certified to environmental standards than any other region in the world and has 53 million hectares certified to one of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management certification standards. Growth now and in the future requires a solid foundation. B.C. created the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to deal with increasing demands and pressures on the land base by taking a more integrated approach to managing B.C.’s natural resources. BC Hydro launched a two-phase Bioenergy Call for Power. Phase one has helped advance bioenergy development in Kamloops, Castlegar and Prince George, while phase two has done the same for Chetwynd, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Merritt. B.C. has also passed the Wood First Act to promote and encourage a cultural shift that will make wood the first choice for construction in the commercial and institutional sectors as well as residential. The future looks very bright for this most iconic of British Columbia industries.


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Christie made good seen again. time as far as the old But there remained Hudson’s Bay Company no other option but to post of push forward. Little Fort, By at the September mouth 26, they had of the reached Lac St. Clearwater Anne, a Metis River. From outpost and there, the mission some trail dete50 miles from riorated and Edmonton. Ken Mather Fort eventually Of the original disappeared. 107 horses, It was one thing for a there remained 72, most man on horseback to in terrible condition. navigate the deadfall After resting there for a and bush but driving a herd of wild horses through it was incredibly difficult. Ferguson and Christie had to chop their way through and progress slowed to a crawl until they reached Tete Jaune Cache. From there, the Yellowhead Pass itself was open and relatively easy going until they reached Jasper House. The trail from there was every bit as difficult as the one they had already traversed. It passed through 350 kilometers of spruce forest and swamp. In places, the men had to go ahead with axes to cut a way through the deadfall. Horses sank up to their chests in the mud and swamp and had to be pulled out with ropes or pried out of the mud with poles. They were also confronted with several major river crossings. The Pembina River, some 160 metres wide, was one of the toughest. They watched with despair as horses lost footing and disappeared into the rapid current, some not to be

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Enderby’s A.L. Fortune Secondary parent advisory council is screening a special movie. Dissolve is a documentary on drug-facilitated sexual assault that will be shown in the school’s theatre Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The documentary is about women who are being drugged into unconscious or semi-unconsious states, then being assaulted. Guests at the screening will include members of the RCMP, community-based victim services, children who witness abuse program and the Interior Health Authority. The movie, which is rated mature content, will inform, provoke and engage both men and women.

few days, the men drove the horses on to Fort Edmonton. Recognizing that the size and strength of the horses surpassed anything on the prairies, the chief factor at the fort purchased the entire band from Ferguson and Christie, saving them driving the horses another 1,350 kilometers further to the Red River. Adam Ferguson took his hard-earned money and returned to B.C. while Jim Christie

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it, you won’t hesitate to get crackin’. This is likely to turn out to be a very successful day. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) With your popularity at a high point, it goes without saying that you’ll be well received wherever you go. Your presence will automatically brighten up any corner you walk into. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Take any opportunity you get to finalize an important development. Don’t leave anything up to chance or any loose threads hanging. You may not get another crack at it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Rely on your splendid mental attributes and your innate logic, but don’t totally discount your intuitive perceptions. Each facet has a place in your reasoning, so use your gifts accordingly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) There’s an excellent chance that certain business matters will be less complicated now than they will be tomorrow. Don’t put off handling anything important.

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FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 3908 - 27th St, Vernon • 250-545-7700 www.faithbaptistvernon.com • Pastor Larry Dyck

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OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall

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Pastor Ron Posein (interim)

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Vernon Christian Fellowship

Sunday Morning Worship Service 10am Pastor Trevor Caverly

VERNON FAMILY CHURCH A Place to call “Home” 3508-25th Ave • 545-7978 Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling Affiliated with the PAOC of Canada

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Church of God

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Sunday Services 9:30 am German Service

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MP gushes over riding MARTHA WICKETT Black Press

Love was central to the theme of OkanaganShuswap MP Colin Mayes’ most recent speech in the House of Commons. Fifteen members of Parliament get a chance to give a one-minute speech each day before Question Period in the House of Commons. Mayes has spoken on two issues so far this year – a national prayer breakfast and the forest industry. Some MPs have their speeches pre-written for them, but Mayes says he prefers to write his own. And while some MPs make political statements, “I think it’s an opportunity for me to say some things about my constituency,” he says. Colin Mayes “People or events that have happened in the constituency – good news for the House and my colleagues to hear.” He notes that he has spoken about such topics as Neskonlith elder Mary Thomas, the Salmon Arm Secondary brass band which performed in Ottawa, Dorothy Askew and the Askew family, and sit-skier Josh Dueck. On Feb. 15, his speech centered around the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC he attended that was hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama. He said more than 3,500 delegates representing government, business and clergy leaders from the U.S. and 123 other countries attended the breakfast. Keynote speaker was author Eric Metaxas. “The theme of the event was the great commandment contained in the Good Book: ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself,’ and ‘serve one another in love,’” Mayes told the House. “Public policy, military strength or redistribution of wealth is not the recipe for peace in the world,” he continued. “Only the divine spirit of love will overcome oppression, hate and aggression. This message is so simple to see. Why is it so hard to attain? Regarding the forest industry, he told the House on Feb. 9: “Canada’s forest sector was hit hard during the recession. Our government acted to create jobs and economic growth in our forestry communities across Canada,” he said. “However, we did not just hand out money randomly, like the opposition would have us do, but targeted it to put the industry on a more sustainable path through investment and market diversification.”

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Provincial budget fails to impress NDP critic TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Tuesday’s B.C. Liberal budget is more about political positioning than managing the province’s books, NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says. Ralston called Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s target of two per cent spending growth for three years “unrealistic,” and motivated by a need to hold two by-elections this year and a general election in 2013. Ralston also questioned Falcon’s pro-

posal to increase general corporate income tax rate by a point, but not until April 2014 and only if the government still needs the money by then. “When he was trying to win the HST campaign, he proposed an increase in general corporate taxation from 10 to 12 per cent,” Ralston said after Tuesday’s budget speech. “So when it’s politically advantageous, that prospect is dangled, but I don’t think they have any real intention of using that kind of taxa-

“...he proposed an increase in general corporate taxation...”

15 to 20 years in addition to the expansion underway at Surrey Memorial Hospital, and acquiring another one will be much more

— Bruce Ralston tion to meet the real revenue needs of the province.” Ralston also questioned the move to sell surplus provincial land, citing Falcon’s example of a Surrey property purchased 15 years ago as a potential hospital

site. The property on Number 10 Highway has seen residential and commercial development grow up around it, and it’s being liquidated to raise money, he said. Surrey may well need a hospital site in

Home builders receive boost TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon found money in his restraint budget Tuesday to boost home building and renovations. First-time buyers are eligible for up to $10,000, but only if they buy a new home. That follows a harmonized sales tax break announced last week, which raises the threshold for an HST rebate on new homes from $525,000 to $850,000. The HST rebate was also extended to the purchase of new vacation homes, offered until the HST reverts to the old provincial sales tax in March, 2013. Falcon also announced a new seniors’ home renovation tax credit offers up to $1,000 for upgrades and modifications that allow seniors to remain

in their homes. government services B.C. Federation for seniors, forestry and of Labour other needs president Jim can’t keep up. Sinclair blast“Right now ed the houswe have the ing bonus, smallest pubwhich he said lic sector in goes mainly to the country, wealthy peoso obviously ple who can we’re strugJim Sinclair afford new gling to meet homes, while those servic-

es,” Sinclair said. “The message of this budget is, if you’re the one per cent, we’re going to take care of you, we’re going to make sure you’re well off. And by the way, if you want to buy your second vacation home in Whistler, we’re going to give you a tax deduction for that up to 10 grand.”

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Falcon delivers surplus projections in budget TOM FLETCHER Black Press

The B.C. government is restricting spending increases and keeping its small business income tax alive to meet its balanced budget target before the 2013 election. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon presented

his first budget Tuesday, with a deficit of $969 million for the fiscal year starting April 1, as B.C. pays to end the harmonized sales tax. His three-year plan predicts a $154 million surplus in 2013-14 and $250 million surplus the following year.

To do that, the budget aims to hold government spending growth down to two per cent for three years, with most of it going to health and education. That leaves most other ministries with little or no increase for inflation, a restriction

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that is expected to reduce overall B.C. government staff from about 27,000 this year to 25,000 by 2014-15. Falcon also reversed course on business taxes. The government has been promising for years that it would eliminate the small business income tax this spring, after lowering it to the current 2.5 per cent. Now it will continue at 2.5 per cent until B.C.’s financial picture improves. Falcon is also considering a one per cent increase in the general corporate tax rate to 11 per cent, but not for

another year depending on financial conditions. That move positions the B.C. Liberals politically for an election against NDP leader Adrian Dix, who has called for a corporate tax increase. Canadian Federation of Independent Business spokesperson Shachi Kurl said business people understand the need for government revenue, but the extra tax burden will affect investment. The last scheduled carbon tax increase will go ahead on July, from 5.56 cents on a litre of gasoline to 6.67 cents. The budget holds that level while a review of

the carbon tax program looks at the rate and offsetting income tax cuts. Falcon promised carbon tax relief soon for greenhouse operators, and hinted at additional help for other farmers. The cash-strapped government is putting surplus provincial assets up for sale starting next year, including a seven-hectare property north of Kelowna that was proposed for a new Okanagan correctional centre before a new site near Oliver was chosen. Another six-hectare parcel in Surrey is to be sold, along with about 100 others around the

province, many of them school properties. The budget also reveals a plan to sell B.C.’s liquor distribution system and warehouses to a private operator. Falcon called the move “an opportunity to get out of a business we don’t have to be in,” as well as a way to raise money. Falcon said the deal will protect union workers in the transition to a private wholesaler. Government retail liquor stores are not affected. Liquor and tobacco taxes will be adjusted to keep prices the same once the HST is phased out.

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A dancer presses his body into the outline of a cone of light; the halo lifts upwards, a shofar sounds its lament, and Resin begins. The piece is the first of two dances that will be performed by LINES Ballet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 6. This world renowned dance company will be presenting both Resin and Scheherazade, which marks the fourth show in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society’s 2011/2012 dance series. “The exquisite dancers of LINES Ballet present a vision of the transformative potential these stories possess: the way that we are offered a chance to listen to a voice that can change our lives, the power of art to illuminate all the chambers of our hearts,� said Jackie Faulkner, dance outreach coordinator at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. LINES Ballet artistic director Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. “The upcoming performance is set to be a visually virtuosic show bringing the most beautiful and raw elements of story, movement, and music together in an evening not to be missed,� said Faulkner.

In Resin, a piece which incorporates 150 pounds of loose salt, dancers move from intimate duets to the flashing, barely visible footwork, where King explores the possibilities of the vast and diverse field of Sephardic music. In this “diaspora within the diaspora,� as curator and ethnomusicologist Francesco Spagnolo writes, “the music of the Sephardic Jews has come into contact with music from Europe, including Italy and the Balkans, and especially with the Arabic and Turkish musical worlds.� Rare archival field recordings are interwoven with Judeo-Spanish songs by earlymusic artist Jordi Savall, and the stage is transformed into a shimmering and timeless landscape, as tiny hardened tears cascade downwards in streams of light. “When a tree wound penetrates through the bark and into the sapwood, the tree bleeds a resin,� said King in describing his inspiration for Resin. “Myrrh gum, like frankincense, is such a resin. When people harvest resin, they wound the trees repeatedly to bleed them of the gum; slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resins to bleed out and harden. These hardened resins are called tears.� The second piece in the LINES Ballet performance is Scheherazade, a re-envisioning of the ancient collection of Persian, Sanskrit, and Arabic stories of 1,001 Nights. Commissioned by the Monaco Dance Forum to inaugurate the Centenary of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, LINES Ballet’s Scheherazade honours Ballet Russes

founder Sergei Diaghilev’s spirit of cuttingedge artistic collaboration, immersing audiences in a luminescent and richly textured world. The new score by tabla master Zakir Hussain re-interprets the original music by Rimsky-Korsakov, incorporating traditional Persian as well as western instruments. “My intention was to grapple with the metaphysical meaning behind Scheherazade and present that meaning in its essence. Scheherazade is the symbol of the savior. She weaves tales not to save her own life, but to save humanity from its unending retributive response to injury,� said King. In anticipation of the world renowned LINES Ballet Company coming Vernon, a writing contest is being held to commemorate the performance’s literary roots. “What you write about it up to you. Short stories can be comedic, personal memories, moving experiences -- just as long as it involves or revolves around dance,� said Faulkner. The winning story will be published in the March 4 edition of The Morning Star, featured on the Performing Arts Centre’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/vdpac) and the author will receive two free tickets to the LINES Ballet performance. To enter, write an original non-fiction story related to dance in 250 words or less and submit it via e-mail to danceoutreach@ ticketseller.ca or in person at the Ticket Seller box office by March 1. Tickets to see the LINES Ballet are also available at the Ticket Seller. Call 250-5497469 or visit www.ticketseller.ca for info.


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he Academy Awards are chosen by the approximately 6,000 members of the Academy, namely, other folks in the industry. The membership is broken into branches by occupation: the directors’ branch, the cinematographers’ branch, etc. Directors vote for directors, actors vote for actors, everyone votes for Best Picture. This is why Oscars matter to most of those in the industry. It’s not the politics, the marketing, the return on any investment, it is the recognition of your peers for work well done. Yet this year, it seems we are met by some rather strange nominees. Take, for example, the fact that there are only two nominees for Best Original Song. Consider a film such as Bridesmaids is even uttered in the same breath as Oscar. There’s no reason to bash the film, it’s perfectly fine for what it is. What it isn’t, is Academy material. (If Bridesmaids wins an Oscar for anything, Taylor will eat his beard.) With this in mind, Reel Reviews presents, not predictions, but rather, who we’ll be rooting for Sunday night and why. Best Picture: Nine nominees. –– The Artist, a tale of star-struck love at the end of the silent-film era. –– Hugo is a 12-year-

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Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson (nominated for Best Supporting Actress) and Viola Davis (Lead Actress) as Aibileen Clark star in The Help (nominated for Best Picture.) old Parisian orphan in the 1930s, searching for clues about his father. –– The Help details the anonymous stories of AfricanAmerican housemaids in 1960s Taylor & Howe Mississippi. –– The Descendants. His wife in a coma, a land baron tries to reconnect with his daughters. –– Moneyball is coined when the Oakland A’s use statistical analysis to change baseball forever. –– Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close follows a boy searching for a lock to a key, left by his late father, killed Sept. 11, 2001. –– Midnight in Paris magically transports a would-be novelist to

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Brad Pitt (Lead Actor) and Jonah Hill (Supporting Actor) star in Columbia Pictures’ drama Moneyball (Best Picture). greatest actor alive and has never even been nominated, which is to say, he has always been snubbed. Admittedly, this is a poor reason to give an Oscar, but it would make me happy. HOWE: Can I make my pick for similar reasons? TAYLOR: Of course. HOWE: Clooney, underrated, full stop. Best Actress: Five nominees. –– Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs. (Woman posing as male butler.) –– Rooney Mara

who is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (Do we really need to tell you?) –– Meryl Streep as the Iron Lady (former Brit PM Margaret Thatcher.) –– Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (as Marilyn Monroe.) –– Viola Davis, The Help. HOWE: Streep as Thatcher, need I say more? OK, go England! TAYLOR: This nepotism must end. Davis, for her brave performance as the

main character in The Help. It’s a lock. Wait a minute, these aren’t supposed to be predictions... Best Supporting Actor: Five nominees. –– Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn. –– Nick Nolte for Warrior. (A recovering alcoholic trains his resentful son for a mixed martial arts competition.) –– Christopher Plummer for Beginners. (An elderly gay man comes to terms with

open sexuality.) –– Max Von Sydow for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. –– Jonah Hill for Moneyball. HOWE: Christopher Plummer for taking on a challenging role. TAYLOR: Anybody but Jonah Hill. Best Supporting Actress: Five nominees. –– Bérénice Bejo for The Artist. –– Jessica Chastain for The Help. –– Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids. (Really? Has everyone gone insane?) –– Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs. –– Octavia Spencer for The Help. TAYLOR: This one is a no-brainer, give it to Spencer for her near scene stealing performance as the feisty best friend in The Help. HOWE: Melissa McCarthy, for the bathroom scene alone. TAYLOR: What?! HOWE: I just want to watch you eat your beard. The 84th annual Academy Awards air Sunday. Don’t forget to enter our Oscar contest on Reel Reviews’ Facebook page, you could win a free movie and guest reviewer spot. Two more sleeps...

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Live Wire ART SHOWS BREW GALLERY 3202 31st Ave., inside the Bean to Brew Coffee House, next to the Vernon Public Art Gallery. New show, Rouge, features the brilliant artwork of 14 artists from across Canada, exhibiting a variety of works inspired by romance and the colour red! Rouge is on display in the Brew Gallery main gallery and fireside room now until March 9. CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. Featuring locally-made jewelry, handcrafts, art and more. Call the shop for an appointment. COATCHECK GALLERY Vernon Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The Vernon Camera Club presents their latest exhibition and photography sale, Perceptions, now through April 30. The public will have an opportunity to meet with the photographers at the opening reception, March 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Work by 29 B.C. artists is showcased in Gallery Odin’s 10th anniversary winter exhibition. Regular hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturdays, or call the gallery to make an appointment. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. A group exhibition by UBC Okanagan advanced sculpture students about the sinking of SS Princess Sophia in 1918, recorded as the worst maritime accident in the history of Alaska and B.C., can now be viewed at the gallery. Closing reception takes place March 1, 7 to 9 p.m. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 307-5595. Vernon artist Katie Brennan’s Chasing Waves and Lorne Wagman’s Stone Lichen Weed continue at Headbones until March 17. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. THE HUB ARTS COLLECTIVE 2906 30th Ave. Downtown Vernon, beside the Towne Cinema. Jill McDonald’s mixed media show, A Touch of Orange, and Maya Sky’s Forgotten Shadows runs through February. The Hub is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays. KALAMALKA VERTIGO Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College. Vernon-based artist Lisa Torrie presents a collection of her photographic works of all sorts of bugs found in the Vernon area. Runs until March 15. The gallery is open during college hours. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Nadine’s annual winter show features a number of Okanagan artists showing everything from abstract work with wonderful colour and texture and beautiful realistic landscapes. The gallery also has local winter scenes, Silver Star/Sovereign, suitable for gift giving. The new show is also available for viewing at www.nadinesfineart.com. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. The gallery opens the new year with four new exhibitions, including Rodney Konopaki and Rhonda Neufeld: Drawn Passages, Stephen Lee Scott’s Beauty and Other Forms of Violence, Benny Hannya and Cody Moyor’s While You Were Sleeping, and the UBCO Advanced Printmaking student show, Proof Positive. All exhibitions run to March 22.

CONCERTS/DANCES DELHI 2 DUBLIN The Vancouver band continues to break the mold with its Celtic-meets-Punjabi sound, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country. Tickets are $22 adults $20 students /seniors, group of 4 tickets $72. Reservations /information available at (250) 766-9309, www.creeksidetheatre.com. YOUTH SYMPHONY OF THE OKANAGAN The YSO celebrates its 23rd season with its annual performances through the valley. Directed by Dennis Colpitts and Imant Raminsh, the YSO presents from Clown to Mountain Kings with special guest violinists, Vernon’s Vincent Li and Kelowna’s Rebecca Ruthven. The Vernon performance takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park. Dr. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors/youth and $5 12 and under available at the Vernon Community Music School or at the door. JUSTIN HINES Inspirational singer-songwriter gaining worldwide attention plays a fundraising concert for the Kindale Developmental Association March 3 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, available from Ticket Seller (250) 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. OKANAGAN SYMPHONY presents Melodic Spirits, a program of masterworks by Beethoven, Mozart and Dvorak, with special guest artist, Yi-Jia Susanne Hou on violin. The OSO take the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. RAGHU LOKANATHAN AND CORWIN FOX These two shining stars on the B.C. folk-roots scene perform songs from their new album at Gallery Vertigo March 4 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30

VERNON FILM SOCIETY March 9 to 15 is the 18th annual Winter Film Festival at the Vernon Towne Cinema. Programs available at the Towne and other locations around town, or online at www.vernonfilmsociety.bc.ca. Individual films are $7 or $30 for a five-film pass and tickets go on sale in advance at the theatre and The Bean Scene (across the street from theatre) starting March 2.

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As the B.C. Winters Games takes place in Vernon this weekend, local DJs are also going for solid gold when BASSICLE takes over Monashee’s Bar and Grill tonight. The winter dance party features DJ Smoothie, aka Chris Wilson, a former sax player with Vernon band Redfish who is now making waves as a spin doctor, performing all over Canada and beyond. Wilson won the 2003 Vancouver Vinyl Idol Competition and competed in the 2005 WMC/DMC skills competition at the Miami Winter Music Conference. Also on the decks are DJ Arise and Dargas. Tickets are $10, available at Monashee’s and the Downtown Internet Lounge. Only 19-plus will be admitted. Music starts at around 9 p.m. p.m. Limited tickets and seating. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Bean Scene. For more information, contact Gallery Vertigo 250503-2297 www.galleryvertigo.com. ALONZO KING LINES BALLET This world renowned San Francisco-based dance company will be presenting both Resin and Scheherazade at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 6 as part of the Performing Arts Centre society’s dance series. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35/adult, $32/senior, $30/student at the Ticket Seller, www.ticketseller.ca. AN EVENING AMONGST THE STARS March 8 at 7:30 p.m. is a concert event to benefit Armstrong violinist Colleen Venables towards her journey to compete in the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in Bejing, China. The event will be held in the Austria Ballroom at Vernon’s Sparkling Hill Resort, featuring Venables performing virtuosic solo and ensemble works with local and international celebrity artists, Okanagan Symphony music director Rosemary Thomson, renowned violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, local opera star Melina Moore, pianist Arnold Draper and members of the Okanagan Symphony. Tickets are available at the door: $25/adult, $10/youth. Email Great.Music@shaw.ca for more info or to make a reservation. I AM WOMAN HEAR ME LAFF 8 Headliner Sabrina Jalees is joined by the Laff Riot Girls for the Vernon Performing Arts Centre’s eighth annual comedy celebration on International Women’s Day, March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/adult, $27/senior, $25/student, $5/eyeGO at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

FILMS QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, 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 including 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 March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Towne Cinema. Tickets are $5. Werner Gysi, a holistic bee-keeper from Enderby, will be speaking after the movie and will be available to field questions.

ARMSTRONG HOTEL Rosie’s Pub, 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, 546-6642. Thursday and Saturdays are jam nights starting at 8 p.m. with host Dan Engelland. No cover charge. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda every Saturday at 8 p.m. BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 5460044. Superstar Karaoke is now on every Friday night, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Everyone welcome. Come out and have fun. BLUEGRASS JAMS Vernon Community Arts Centre, Polson Park. The bluegrass jams happen every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Start time is 7 p.m., $3 drop in fee. For more information, call Sid at 250-549-1024. BLUE OX PUB Hwy 6 Lumby. Friday night jams take place at the Blue Ox. More info at www.RauckOn.com. CLIFFS BISTRO AND BAKERY 409 Cliff Ave., by the bridge in Enderby, 838-2328. Open mic now held the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Come out, bring your voice, bring your acoustic instruments or come out to listen! COLDSTREAM COFFEE HOUSE Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Rd. Family friendly, low-cost evening of acoustic music, story telling, and poetry by a variety of local performers takes place every third Saturday of the month. Participants wanting to perform should come a bit early to sign-up. Open to music, spoken word, comedy (clean). There will be a concession of goodies and refreshments by donation. Admission is $4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show is at 7 p.m. ENDERBY INN 707 Cliff Ave, 838-7100, (Enderby). Every Friday and Saturday night, Oakey Doakey Karaoke, with Jeff, starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes to 1 a.m. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. JUNCTION CAFE 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, 5466355. The acoustic-style open mic, hosted by Rory, now takes place every second Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Next open mic is Feb. 20. Bring your instrument and/or voice. Open to music, poetry, story-telling, comedy. Family-friendly evening. Limited seating so come out early and sign up when you arrive. LONGHORN PUB 4513 25th Ave., 542-9222. Spotlight Karaoke DJ Entertainment every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Friday is DJ music. Saturday is country DJ music. Sunday is an open mic jam session, 19-plus. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 LUMBY 2016 Miller St. (250) 547-2338. There will be a karaoke at the Lumby Legion March 2, 16, and 30, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25 and June 8 and 22. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 5423321. The Sunday afternoon jam, hosted by the New Classics, takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. TALKIN’ DONKEY 3923 32nd St, 545-2286. Open mic open to everyone, Wednesday nights starting at 7:30 p.m. Sign up sheet available at the coffee shop. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent. Check out Toro’s on Friday nights for a new acoustic open mic! Come out to listen and/or bring your acoustic instrument and perform. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information call Keith @ 250-5496520 or Rory @ 250-503-8027. VERNON ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Sunday jam with Larry and Friends starts at 2 p.m.

IN THE PUBS/CLUBS/CAFES ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Friday Night Live: Dance in the Spitfire Lounge to the live music of Copper Creek from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. CHECKERS BAR AND GRILL at the Vernon Best Western Lodge. Blue Healer plays March 2 and 3 from 8:30-12:30. No cover charge. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Band Redfish rocks the house on Saturday as part of the 19th annual road hockey tournament this weekend. No cover charge, come down and have some fun.


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Live Wire LIVE MUSIC GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Afternoon concerts every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch, sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of some of Vernon’s hottest performers. Admission is by donation. Today is local acoustic trio The Creeks, featuring Bob Oldfield, Tim Boulter and Dave Moore. MONASHEE’S BAR AND GRILL 2922 30th Ave., 503-1378. BASSICLE takes place at Monashees tonight featuring DJ Smoothie, Arise and Dargas. Tickets are $10 available at Monashee’s and the Downtown Internet Lounge. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Tonight and Saturday is Rutland City Limits. SQUIRES FOUR PUB 6301 Stickle Rd., on the Swan Lake Auto Mile, 549-2144. Squires Four now features Saturday Night Jazz, hosted by Brian McMahon. A variety of the region’s jazz players and singers appear weekly, 7 to 10 p.m. No cover charge. This Saturday is Alison Henry with Neville Bowman (piano) and Bernie Addington (bass). VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. Lower Mainland-based Scott Robertson’s Hot Five play New Orleans-style jazz paired with swing on Saturday. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Show is at 8 p.m. Get your tickets ($20, $15 VJS members) at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup coffee houses.

THEATRE ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION Powerhouse Theatre’s second play of the 2011/12 season is this comedy based on a divorced man trying to reconcile with his ex-wife. The play, directed by Bev Steeves, stages Feb. 22 to 25 and Feb. 28 to March 3 at 8 p.m. with a matinée Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

GRINDROD PLAYERS Come join some feisty ladies as they relive the past and contemplate the future In the Restroom at Rosenblooms, a play by Ludmilla Bollow. It runs at the A.L. Fortune Secondary School theatre in Enderby, tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) with a matinee Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (Doors open at 2 p.m.) Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors and youth under 18. Proceeds go toward a scholarship for a A.L. Fortune graduate.

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UPCOMING PAVEL EGOROV Celebrated Russian pianist returns to Vernon after eight years to give a piano recital featuring the music of Schumann, Chopin, and Scriabin, March 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Vernon Community Music School Carriage House Loft, 1705 32nd Avenue. Tickets are $20/adults, $15 students at the door, Call 250-542-1859 for information. FOURTH ANNUAL ROCK FOR CARE The Longhorn Pub in Vernon hosts this annual fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, this year for the McMurtry-Bearg Cancer Centre. Feature 13 bands –– 12 hours of live music. Starts at noon., with a different band playing hourly. Admission is by donation. The Longhorn is located at 451325th Ave., Vernon. A TRIBUTE TO THE GUESS WHO Interior Savings and Wentworth Music presents this tribute to great Canadian band performed by students from Wentworth Music, March 11 at the Vernon Recreation Centre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students available at Wentworth Music. All proceeds to benefit the children at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. THE ELMER ISELER SINGERS Canada’s best known chamber choir will celebrate the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s annual gala evening at the

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Get ready to rock your socks off when Vernon band New Clear Sound, featuring Cory Myraas, left, and Ted Fox, return to Sneakers Sports Bar in the Village Green Hotel. The band takes the stage tonight and Saturday at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover charge at the door. Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 12. Matinee is at 1:30 p.m., with the gala/performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Ticket Seller in the Performing Arts Centre, ticketseller.ca, (250) 549-7469. Adults $35, under 18 $17.50, students on eyeGo $5. EL MARIACHI LOS DORADOS Get a taste of ol’ Mexico when El Mariachi Los Dorados perform their third annual spring tour throughout the Okanagan/

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Listen to this Brooklyn brood This cloud of techno confusion clears quickly as the electronica duo known as Chairlift moves The rain and mist of the through their second album, dark English moors have Something. drifted across the Atlantic This is quiet, pulsto Brooklyn, once ing music that’s got to home to Sweathogs be played loud – very like Barbarino and loud, for full effect Horseshack. (check Wrong Opinion Well, the names and Guilty as Charged). have changed and so Vocalist Caroline has the scene; with the Polachek is a strong, NYC suburb becomethereal singer who ing a hipster Mecca, leaves the impression kind of like HaightDean Gordon-Smith of being a less literal, Ashbury east... Oh, the arty Kate Bush – she’s irony of it all. romantic and able without the The fog dissipates in the obscure references. gritty streets, but the hint of The otherworldly effect Avalon lingers on when somebody presses “play” and Sidewalk comes down to earth and grooves away as the duo Safari breaks out of a window.

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(Polachek and Patrick Wimberly) shift their sights from gothica, grit rock and new millennia techno to create a large spark for melodic electronica. They allow the atmosphere to set the form of the song with sensible results – it works on instinct. Ghost Tonight and Cool as Fire evoke Swinging London and ’90s Manchester to land somewhere around Manhattan right about now. Throw on some creatively processed hooks and a Nancy Sinatra sentiment and you’ve got the harmonious vibe of this band. Illusion is made concrete as the Brontes are dropped off in front of the pizzeria.

Lake Country open mic looking for talent If you have ever wished your star was found under the hot lights of the stage while you sing your heart out, the Lake Country open mic has a talent series for you. Organizers of the 2012 event are welcoming every style of music including cover tunes and original songwriting to the stage. “The contest is meant to spotlight an original singer/songwriter and give them performance and recording opportunities,” said organizer Jennifer Boal, who is hoping the buzz will build and the people on the stage will be performing for a full house. The open mic is hosted by the Lake Country Coffee Saturday, February 25 6:00

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New arrivals Feb. 5: Born to Cam and Tina Methot of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 8 lbs. 8 oz., named Connor Joseph Methot. A brother for Jessica, 3. A grandson for Ron and Irene Schroeder, Clair and Helen Methot, all of Vernon. A great-grandson for Sabina Taylor of Vernon. Feb. 9: Born to Jared and Jaime Kazakoff of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 14 oz., named Georgia Ella-Mae Kazakoff. A sister for Charlie, 2. A granddaughter for Leon and Carol Kazakoff, Della and Rob Kennett, all of Vernon, B.C., Greg and Sharron New Additions Pullin of Kelowna, B.C. Feb. 10: Born to Carlen Bubar and Steve Clayton of Fort St. John, B.C., twin girls: Sydney Jillian, 5 lbs. 15 oz., and Sophie Gloria, 5 lbs. 11 oz. Sisters for Seth, 2. Granddaughters for Jill and Angus Bubar of Enderby, B.C., Gloria Glynn of New Zealand. Great-granddaughters for Ethel Bubar of Enderby, Fred and Bobbie Monkman of Vernon, B.C. Feb. 17: Born to Kody LaFleur and Patricia Townsend of Cherryville, B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 15 oz. named Lily Alexis LaFleur. A granddaughter for Patty LaFleur of Quesnel, B.C., Jim and Judith Townsend of Cherryville. Feb. 19: Born to Dayton Inglis and Danika Peace of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 13 oz., named Alessandra Haloe Peace-Inglis. A granddaughter for Tony and Debbie Inglis, Michelle Peace, all of Vernon, Dean Gibson of Edmonton, Alta. A greatgranddaughter for Mary Peace-Effray, Micheal Peace, both of Edmonton, Janet and Harry Klemm of Calgary.

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Alicyn Bodkin, with dad Jim, is thrilled with her gifts Christmas 1976, a colouring book and crayons, and storybook from Great-Grandma Bodkin.

Love of books begins at home Editor’s note: During Family Literacy Week last month, The Morning Star asked for families to submit a short story about how they reduce screen time for their children and activities they do together. Vernon resident Jim Bodkin shared the following story about introducing his daughter Alicyn to the joys of reading. Your article about sharing a love of books sent me, at age three score and 10, into a nostalgia trip of the reading pleasures I shared with my daughter, Alicyn, long before this electronic gizmo age of today was ever dreamed of. Sure enough, checking old photo albums turned up many pictures, long ignored, that provoked a wallowing sentimentality. Yes, tears of joy do exist! Yes, ‘tis true...remembrance of things long past does make the heart grow fonder! I dug up two photos from Christmas 1976 when Alicyn had just turned five. In one she’s beaming at receiving a storybook from her Great-Grandma Bodkin and the other shows her (with a spaced out Daddy

I barely recognize) smiling at a gift of a Peanuts colouring book in one hand and a box of crayons in the other. Other photos taken on our homemade pontoon houseboat during the summer of 1976 show Alicyn and her friend, Stephanie Brown, amusing themselves with books whilst waiting for supper after a day spent swimming, fishing and giggling on the Rideau Lakes in Ontario. Everyone knows how having a friend and some books along helps spending otherwise boring weekends afloat with Mom and Dad so much more fun. When Alicyn was seven we spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve on a Bahamian Out Island in a rustic cottage without electricity or running water. Fortunately, Santa Claus found us and brought a complete set of the Anne of Green Gables books. Alicyn and Anne quickly became kindred spirits; Alicyn couldn’t wait for Mom or Dad to read her the books. She dove in herself to race through page after page

of thrilling girlhood adventures, asking occasionally how to say a big word or what it meant. Alicyn was Anne; Ann was Alicyn. And Alicyn became hooked on books forevermore! Her Grade 3 teacher was amazed: Alicyn went, in a three-week vacation, from reading at her grade level to reading far beyond it. Mom and Dad enjoyed it too because they got to hear, read loudly and excitably, by Alicyn-cum-Anne, the very best parts, thus letting us, too, revel in the daily discoveries of our Anne-enraptured daughter. That’s one vacation that saw the return of a happy, contented, closely bonded family. Thank you, Lucy Maud Montgomery! Thank you, too, Morning Star, for bringing back memories of what shared fun it is to read or to be read to by your child, especially while snuggling them on your lap. I had forgotten about the giggles provoked by making funny sounds or using different voices and being goofy while reading aloud Peter Cottontail, Green Eggs and Ham, Wind in the Willows or Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Chief Justice to speak on legal education Morning Star Staff

Local lawyers and judges are invited to a special event Monday in Kamloops, featuring the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Hosted by Karen Stothers Dawson, with

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the Police and Justice Studies Program at Thompson Rivers University, and Chris Axworthy, QC, dean of law at TRU, the event takes place Monday at 2 p.m. at the Irving K. Barber Centre in the Brown Family House of Learning at TRU. McLachlin’s talk is “Legal Education

and the Challenges of Access to Jusice.” “The Kamloops and the Kelowna/ Vernon bench and bar are invited as well as any members of the general public who are interested in hearing the Chief Justice talk on this important issue,” said Stothers Dawson.

Eating disorders discussed Morning Star Staff

A mother talks about her family’s experience getting treatment and support for her daughter’s anxiety and eating disorder in Mental Illness: A Family’s Journey of Hope. The speaker, Cathy Robinson, is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing and is currently completing a doctoral degree in education. She is a nursing instructor at UBCO and is also a pediatric nurse with Cathy Robinson extensive experience in caring for adolescents with eating disorders. Robinson is the author of a book, A Melody of Hope: Surviving Your Daughter’s Eating Disorder. The presentation takes place March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. It is free and no registration is required. The event is presented by Mental Illness Family Support Centre BC Schizophrenia Society — Vernon. For more information about eating disorders contact the North Okanagan Eating Disorders Program at 250-5427111 or edp303@hotmail.com.

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Residents of all ages are gearing up for Sunday’s Cherryville Indoor Famers’ market at the Cherryville Community Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be an eclectic selection of handmade, home-grown and home-prepared goods. The fun includes live music, a lively kids’ zone, hot lunch featuring gluten-free crepes, hot soups, homemade chai tea and much more. Come support this “buy local” market in the winter. For more information, e-mail Heather at farmersmarket@cherryville.net.

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An upcoming workshop will take participants on a guided journey to another time and

place experienced by their souls. Presented by professional counsellor Phebe-Jane Poole, the

workshop takes place April 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. “Many people have life-changing feelings and gain a deeper wisdom far beyond their current life experiences by visiting past lives,” said Poole. “Come and experience very real and profound therapeutic benefits from this journey.” To register, contact Poole at 250-307-3015 or pjp@pjpoole.com

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Justin Mitchell (left), Matt Parlee, Jay Seaton and Kyle Richardson and are a few members of this year’s grad class ready to walk the runway at the Clarence Fulton 2012 Grad Fashion Show, taking place March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school’s small gym. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets, $7 each, are available from participating Fulton grads or the school office Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds to Fulton 2012 SuperGrad.

Prevention of suicide begins with awareness KIERAN FREY Special to The Morning Star

Imagine a person very close to you, whether it is a child, sibling, parent or friend. Imagine the pain of losing them. It’s hard to imagine. Having them there one day and suddenly gone the next, not knowing what happened or the reasons why. Suicide is unfortunately becoming a growing cause of death among young people in Canada. Between 400 and 500 young people aged 15 to 24 take their lives every year. They cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel and take the easy way out. They do not realize there is always hope, someone to talk to, and someone willing to listen. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is not a spur-of-the-moment decision. It is a complex process. Most who commit suicide gave it some thought and in many cases gave indications of their intentions. If a person mentions that they are depressed or having suicidal thoughts, never brush it off. Many think that people are just looking for attention. All suicide threats should be taken with concern. There are some things that you can look for when dealing with someone you think is contemplating suicide. The cause is usually attributed to more than one single factor. Many things can cause a young person’s mind to go toward the idea of suicide. Some causes are stressful situations at home, break-up of a romance,

problems in school, loss of a loved one, divorce in the family, or being bullied at school. Dealing with bisexuality or homosexuality in an unsupportive family, community or hostile school environment is a major factor. Suicide is the second highest death rate in Canada for young people aged 15 to 24. There are warning signs people thinking of attempting suicide will exhibit. Sudden change in behaviour (negative or positive), giving away valued possessions, signs of depression, change in eating patterns, sudden weight gain or loss, unwillingness or the inability to communicate and neglect of appearance. For every completed suicide there are 100 attempts and more than 23,000 Canadians are hospitalized for attempted suicide. If you are concerned about a friend or family member the most important thing that can be done is to be there for them. Keep the communication open. Express concern, love and support. Though it may be difficult to talk about it, try and breach the subject. Show that there are still people who care for them. Make them realize these feelings will pass and there is light at the end of the tunnel. If you or someone you care about is currently in crisis, call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the People In Need Crisis Line at 1-888-353-CARE. Kieran Frey is an student at Okanagan College who wrote this article as part of an assignment for his English class.

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Community Calendar FEBRUARY 24 THE UPPER ROOM MISSION BOUTIQUE Monthly 50 per cent off sale! From books to backpacks to barcaloungers, nearly everything is on sale (red dot items excluded)! Sale runs from Feb. 24 to 25. We have something for everyone so come on down and check it out. We are at the corner of 34St and 28Ave under the big blue awning. MODEL TRAIN SHOW The North Okanagan Model Railway Club will be at the Village Green Centre with their show Feb. 24 to 25. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feb. 24, executive meeting at 11 a.m. UKRAINIAN DINNER AT ELKS LODGE 3103-30th St. (across from Greyhound). Join us Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. for our home-cooked Ukrainian dinner which includes Borscht soup, perogies, cabbage rolls, kolbassa, dessert and coffee, all for $8. Everyone welcome, members & non-members. The Sadok Dancers will do a little performance after dinner, plus mini meat draw, 50/50 and crib. Doors open 5 p.m. All proceeds to children and charities in Vernon. KINDALE THRIFT STORE ARMSTRONG invites you to come in for cake and coffee Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help volunteers Pat and Erik celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and Barb celebrate her birthday. BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with nun Kelsang Chenma, Feb. 24 from 7-8:45 p.m., Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. The class topic will be “Turning Anger Into Understanding and The Wisdom of Patience.” Drop-in class, consists of guided meditations and a teaching. Adults $10, students and seniors $5. For information, call 250-558-0952 or www.dorjechang.ca No fragrance please. MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW The Vernon Radio Control Aeromodelers Society will display model aircraft Feb. 24 to 26 in the Village Green Centre. Please come by and talk to club members, try the flight simulator, watch videos and ask about club membership. GEORGETTE SHOP It’s happened: we are ready for spring! Rock a look! Great selection! Upscale resale at affordable prices! Open Monday 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. We are at 3100-28th Ave. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Fridays it’s Texax Hold’Em/ horse racing at 1 p.m. On the last Friday of every month it’s our potluck supper and general meeting at 5:30 p.m. (May to August and September to November). For information call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. FITNESS CLASS BY DONATION Hayden Fitness & Yoga is offering Core in Thirty class by donation Fridays (except holidays) 11:30 a.m. to noon, starting February. We are located at #203-3405 30th ave (above Griller’s Meats) SPRING FOREST QIGONG Tuesdays, Vernon library, 3001-32nd Ave. Beginners intro. 6:30 p.m., practice group begins 7 p.m.; Fridays, Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave., beginners intro. 10 a.m.; practice group begins 10:30 a.m. By donation. Are you tired of being tired? Are you tired of having no energy throughout your day? Are you tired of being stressed all the time? Learn more about stress and anxiety reduction techniques. Info.: Braden Karringten at 250-503-7658. TO ALL METIS CITIZENS Our office is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop in for coffee and bannock at 2913-29th Ave. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave. Grandpa Darts at 1 p.m., and you don’t have to be a grandpa to join the fun! Friday Night Live: dance in the Spitfire Lounge to live entertainment, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday night dinner specials from Spitfire Grill. INFANT MASSAGE At the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. For more information, call Connie at 250542-7578. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to come out and participate in carpet bowling Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. Come on out and learn a new game. Call 250-542-2877 for more information.

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t’s that time of year once more when we look forward to the annual concert weekend of the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan. For the 23rd annual year we have concerts planned in three cities this weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 25, the YSO performs at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon. Earlier in the day, they will perform at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna. On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., a concert will be performed at 2 p.m. at Cleland Theatre, 325 Power St., Penticton. Tickets are available at the door and from the musicians. Our featured soloists this year will be Vincent Li and Rebecca Ruthven, both violinists with the YSO. This year’s music repertoire includes works by Morawetz, Sarasate, Grieg, Chausson, and Beethoven.

CLAY STUDIO DROP-IN Vernon Community Arts Centre. Open for members only when the studio is not in use by a class. Interested in learning about clay? Check out our classes, $5/session, multi-use passes also available; contact us for more info. at 250-542-6243. WOMEN’S ONLY DROP-IN SPACE A safe space for women to talk to a women’s support worker, have a coffee, access computers, phone and fax and get help with problem solving and referrals to community resources. Located at room #107 in the People Place (Independent Living Vernon) and staffed by Women’s Services staff from John Howard Society and Outreach Services staff from the Vernon Women’s Transition House. Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. VERNON & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER BUREAU Holds weekly orientation sessions for new volunteers. Tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer and we will help you find a position. Contact us at 250-545-0585 or assistant@socialplanning.ca FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES We cater to all. We welcome all visitors to come and see what Eagles are all about. We open at 1 p.m. daily. For more information or for hall rentals, call Evelyn at 250-542-3003. TAI CHI: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH If you have ever taken the beginner course, would you like to join us? We take new members anytime of the year. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 250-260-4117 or 250-542-1984. THE BARGAIN BIN Come shop for great bargains at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong and support the local Healthcare Auxiliary. Clothing, toys, housewares, sporting goods and much more. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 for more information. HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & INFORMATION If you are one of the many in the North Okanagan who is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need of confidential information, support and/or advocacy, call Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. SUBSTANCE AFFECTED GROUP Vernon Mental Health and Addictions offers a group for individuals experiencing a loved one struggling with a substance misuse issue. Learn about the complex issues of substance misuse/addiction, while increasing your capacity to support an individual struggling with substance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, please contact Vernon Mental Health and Addictions at 250-549-5737. B.C. INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. For more information about membership or volunteering, call 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com CARDS AT HALINA SENIORS CENTRE 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for information. PAINTING CLASSES Held Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lumby

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Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.) Learn about mixing water with watercolor or acrylic paints, choose your style and medium, learn how to sketch if desired. Cost $10 a session; instructor is Lou Hammond. Call Olena at 250-547-8866 CAETANI CULTURAL CENTRE Become a member, bring your ideas and let’s get creative. Members can help stage events and workshops in all artistic mediums or showcase their own work if they choose. If you have an interest in the arts or heritage or just want to be part of something special, become a member of the Caetani Cultural Centre Society and help us create a thriving creative centre for the community. We need your support! See www.caetaniculturalcentre.org SENIORS INFORMATION & RESOURCE BUREAU The Seniors Information and Resource Bureau is now located in the People Place, room 005, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. For seniors information, please call 250-545-8572, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our website at www.socialplanning.ca or e-mail sirb@socialplanning.ca FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Friday night supper at 6 p.m., a home-cooked meal for $6.50 to $8, steak dinners $9; and meat draw every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Also Fridays, karaoke with Brenda at 8 p.m. All monies from meat draws go directly to local charities. CARCINOID CANCER SUPPORT GROUP If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, please call Joanne at 545-3967. We can make a difference, in our lives and the lives of others. WEIGHT AND SEE DROP-IN PROGRAM Weekly program will be held Fridays from 10 a.m. - noon for families at the Vernon Health Centre, 1440-14th Ave., with babies aged 10 days to two months old. Public health nurses will be present to weight and assess babies, provide breastfeeding and parenting support, and make referrals to community partners, as necessary. There will be information available on topics such as: feeding issues, immunizations, safety, adjustment to parenthood, family planning, community resources and smoking cessation. For more information, call 250-549-5721. VERNON TABLE TENNIS CLUB Meets Fridays at Halina Centre, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Call Ron Dickey at 545-1842. MOOD DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP Meets Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at Peer Outreach Centre, 3100-28th Ave. Family, friends and caregivers welcome. For information call Patricia, 558-6900; Gail, 260-3879. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more information. SUNSHINE SENIORS MEET Every second and fourth Friday of the month, downstairs at Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. at 1:30 p.m. Join us for devotions, games and great treats. Everyone 55-plus is welcome. Premises are wheelchair accessible. Annual membership is $3.

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Community Calendar FEBRUARY 25 DINNER BANQUET Gene Kimbley a former NHL player for the Chicago Blackhawks is guest speaker Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. Advance tickets of $20 by Feb. 22 available at Attridge Sky and Board shop and at Talk’n Donkey across from Best Western. Sponsored by F.G.B.M.F the greater Vernon Chapter. For more info 250-558-6102 or 250-308-9404 Everyone Welcome. BASIC eBOOK/eREADER TRAINING Through March 17, the Vernon library is offering short sessions (for one or two people) on the basics of searching and downloading eBooks. Daytime, evening or weekend time slots are available. Sign up at the information desk, in person or by phone at 250-542-7610, ext. 3. CHINESE NEW YEAR FORECAST YEAR OF THE WATER DRAGON Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m., Schubert Centre, Vernon. What the year has

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in store overall and how this year can affect you according to your year of birth. All net proceeds from ticket sales goes to Bodhi Seeds www.bodhiseeds.org to support ongoing earthquake victims. For tickets please contact Teresa Hwang at 250-549-1356, Samantha Plovie at 250-307-2555 or Diana Krauss at 250-545-9655. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST Fundraiser all-you-can-eat-pancake breakfast Feb. 25, from 8:30 - 11 a.m. Cost $4 per person. Everyone welcome! Call 250-542-2877. THE HALINA CRAFTERS ARE HAVING A CRAFT SALE Feb. 25 from 8:30 - 11 a.m. in the Halina Room. The centre is just behind the Rec. Centre at 3310-37 Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for info. THE HALINA JEWELS HOLD MONTHLY MEETING Feb. 25, from 10 - 11 a.m. in the canteen area of the Halina Seniors Centre. For further information, call 250-542-2877. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Meat draw every Saturday at 2 p.m. All members and guests welcome. CRIB AT THE LAWN BOWLING CLUB In Polson Park, every Saturday at 1 p.m. Everyone invited to join us for an afternoon of fun. Coffee and cookies included. For more information, call Vera at 545-4521. SPANISH CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SERVICE Vamos a todo el Valle del Okanagan. Serving the Okanagan: pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayer and requests. Meets Saturdays 7 p.m., United Church, 1370 Rutland Rd., North Kelowna, with Pastor Hilo Blanca; call 250-762-8640 or email hilo-blopez@hotmail.com; Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m. at 6161 Pleasant Valley Rd. Church of God, Vernon, with Pastor Al Perry; call 542-7435 or 545-7043 or Connie at 545-7421 or c.rios@shaw.ca. Meets Sundays 6 p.m., at 1370 KLO Rd., Kelowna, with Pastor Fernando Murua; call 250-979-0241 or 9790584. In Vernon, call Connie at 545-7421 or e-mail c.rios@shaw.ca. Available any time for worship or help with translation and sharing God’s promises, in Spanish and English. MEAT RAFFLE AT THE LUMBY LEGION Every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave. New burger and beer Saturday special, only $9.50. Vernon’s best meat draw starts 2 p.m. in Spitfire Lounge. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG 55 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. First and third Saturday of the month, it’s Knob Hill Whist at 7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $12. For more information, call Joy at 250546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. LADIES FRIENDSHIP BIBLE COFFEES Stonecroft Bible Studies invites you to discover new friendships and Biblical truths in a studyfriendly small group format. Limited time commitment and Bible reference by page number. Minimum cost. For more information, call Jean at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. DUPLICATE BRIDGE The North Okanagan Bridge Club meets Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 1 p.m., Halina Centre. Canteen open Tuesdays and Thursdays. All bridge players welcome. Call Pat at 260-1300 for information. For learning games, call Ollie at 558-3709.

FREE HOT LUNCH FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN For families with children zero to six: Saturdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for a free nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. THE IDEA EXCHANGE takes place every second Saturday at Gallery Vertigo. The Idea Exchange is for North Okanagan Artists Alternative members only. You can join the organization for as little as $15 per year and take part in this series of free demonstrations. THE BX/SWAN LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Visit www. bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. Contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Feeling lucky today? Check out our meat draw Saturdays at 3 p.m. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE Fun time meets Saturdays 12:30 to 4 p.m., Halina Jewels meet Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 542-2877.

UPCOMING SJOGREN’S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP MEETS Feb. 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. at People Place, Vernon. For information please contact Desiree Roell at 250-838-9378. VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS Last Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 189 OYAMA LADIES AUXILIARY Cribbage tournament Feb. 26. Registration 9 a.m. Games start 10 sharp. Book your spot by phoning the Legion at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m.; $24 per team and lunch included and served after eighth game has been played. THE PIN CRISIS LINE HOLDS TRAINING The PIN Crisis Line is taking applications for the next volunteer Crisis Line Worker training, starting March 2. If you are interested in learning to help people help themselves, excellent communication skills and crisis intervention, then consider becoming a member of the Crisis Line team. Participants will increase their communication and interpersonal skills. All types of calls will be covered and how to handle them through specific procedures. Session topics include Behaviours, Mental Illness, Abuse, Suicide, Isolation, Grief and Crisis Intervention. For more information call 250-545-8074. COMMUNITY GARDENS ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR 2012 Choose the location and size of allotment that works for you and enjoy fresh, home grown vegetables this summer. See www.greatervernonrecreation.ca/garden for more information and to download the registration forms. COFFEE PARTY FOR HOSPICE FUNDRAISER Held in March in support of our volunteer program. Participating is fun and an excellent way to support Hospice at an affordable level, and ensure that our volunteer programs are available in the future. To reach our goal of $20,000 we are reaching out to everyone in the North Okanagan from Enderby to Cherryville. Look for ways to participate through your local service clubs, coffee houses and restaurants, office groups or neighborhood communities; last year residents of the Lumby area hosted a coffee party in the Curling Club asking people to bring an appie or dessert and $10. Questions, please call Valerie at 250-503-1800, ext 113 or e-mail Valerie@nohs.ca CHILDREN’S LITERACY PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS If you love to read, enjoy children seven to 12 years old and have 1 1/2 hours a week to spare, consider becoming a volunteer with the One to One Children’s Literacy program. Five Vernon-area elementary schools urgently need some committed volunteers to round out their schedules. Training to learn easy and fun ways to support children’s reading is provided. This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity that starts immediately and ends in early May. Call Amy Doylend at the Junction Literacy Centre: 250-549-2216 or adoylend@junctionliteracy.ca.

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Anna Jean (Ann) Wilson It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Ann on February 21st, 2012 at the age of 69 years, aŌer a courageous baƩle with cancer. Ann leaves behind her husband Alan, to whom she was married for 50 years; three daughters, Heather (Doug), Gillian (Dave) and Lynda (Jason); eight grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia and Pamela (Bill); and one brother, Don. She was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on October 22nd, 1942, the Įrst child born to Syl and Jean McGuinness, who have both preceded her in death. Ann and Alan together with Heather and Gillian came to Canada in March of 1965. For the Įrst eleven years they lived in the Vancouver area before moving to Oliver where they owned and managed a turkey farm. In 1985 they moved to Vernon where Ann worked as secretary for St. James School and later at T.R. Thorburn Arch. The Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. with The Reverend Rita Harrison oĸciaƟng. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donaƟons in memory of Ann to the North Okanagan Hospice Society or to the MulƟple Myeloma Society. Our thanks are extended to Dr. Armanious, Dr. Hardy, Dr. Blythe, the staī at VJH and Dr. Vincent, family physician for the care that Ann received. Thank you to the staī at Hospice House where Ann was also cared for in such a wonderful way. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

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father, great-grandfather. He Oct. 21,grandfather 1918 to Feb. and 25, 2002 joins his soul mate Muriel (09 October 1922 - 26 November 2010). He is survived by sons Though you cannot always see the Patrick (Marcia), Terrance (Louise) and Dennis bird singing, (Beverley); grandchildren Arlen, Kerry (Richard), If you listen with your you canand Mica (Stefan), Jessica, Kaelaheart, and Michael; great grandson Brody. He will be missed. always hear his song.

Though the ones wethe love may The family wishes to thank staff andleave residents of Coldstreamlife Meadows for their as we know it, comfort and friendship Dr. Botha staff at In our and memory, the and lovethe wenursing knew will Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their excellent care. always carry on.

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Ruby Ann Love Ruby Ann Love passed away peacefully at Heritage Square in Vernon on February 18, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Ruby moved to Vernon from Edmonton in 1947. She joined the Order of the Royal Purple in 1954, and was honoured as a Life Member in 1990. She was predeceased by her husband Ben in 1997. Ruby will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her stepson, Bruce (Liz) of Vernon and their children, Christie and Heather. She is also survived and mourned by her sisters, Elsie Brace of Vernon and Sarah Poffenroth of Edmonton and their families, and numerous extended family members. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday, February 23, at Knox Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Dr. Ed Millin officiating. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Ruby to the charity of their choice. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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Apr. 9, 1957 – Feb. 10, 2012 Gabrielle (Gaye) Passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep at age Headington 54 in her Maple Ridge home. Cynthia was born in Saskatoon, Oct. 21, 1918 to Feb. 25, 2002 SK, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (nee Rempel) Klassen. She born always the second Though youwas cannot see oldest the of four children into a loving family, bird singing, but faced many challenges If you listen you can throughout her allwith too your short heart, life. Cynthia shared her mother’s always remarkable memory for birthdays and hear his song. anniversaries as well as enjoyed a gift for writing Though thehad ones we lovesense may leave poetry. She also an amazing of humour, life as we know it, even in her darkest hours, cheering up many a person withmemory, her phonethe calls. Cynthia was a devoted In our love we knew will Christian, baptized in Richmond Bethel Mennonite always carry on. Brethren Church on Aug. 17, 1975. Love Your Cynthia is predeceased by Family her mother Ruth and survived by her father Frank Sr. as well as brothers Frank, Lorne and Jeff along with her sister-in-laws Karen, Wendy/Rose & Kate; nieces and nephews Kaila (Kevin - daughters Ava & Evvy), Kelsey, Philip (Lian), Elise and Aaron. During Cynthia’s hardest times, she appreciated the love and support of her family along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A time of sharing and celebrating Cynthia’s courageous life will take place at the Holiday Inn Magnolia Room, 8750 204th Street, Langley on Saturday, Mar. 3 at 2 pm. A reception will follow. Obituaries Memorial gifts can be made to theObituaries Women Against Violence Against Women (wavaw.ca), Covenant House Vancouver (covenanthousebc.org) or Union KLASSEN, Cynthia Ruth Gospel Mission (ugm.ca). Apr. 9, 1957 – Feb. 10, 2012 Passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep at age 54 in her Maple Ridge home. Cynthia was born in Saskatoon, SK, the daughter of Frank and Ruthregret (nee Rempel) Klassen. She We to announce the was born of the second of passing Stephenoldest John four children into a loving family, Donnelly (16 October 1922 but faced many challenges 15too February 2012), throughout her all short life. Cynthiabeloved shared father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He her mother’s remarkable memory for birthdays and joins his soulasmate Muriel (09 aOctober 1922 anniversaries well as enjoyed gift for writing - 26 November 2010). He is survived sons poetry. She also had an amazing sense of by humour, even in (Marcia), her darkest hours, cheering up many Patrick Terrance (Louise) and Dennisa person with grandchildren her phone calls.Arlen, Cynthia was (Richard), a devoted (Beverley); Kerry Christian, baptized in Richmond Bethel Mennonite Mica (Stefan), Jessica, Kaela and Michael; and Brethren Church on Aug.He 17, 1975. great grandson Brody. will be missed. Cynthia is predeceased by her mother Ruth and The family to thank and survived by wishes her father Frankthe Sr. staff as well asresidents brothers Frank, Lorne andMeadows Jeff along for withtheir her comfort sister-in-laws of Coldstream and Karen, Wendy/Rose & Kate; nieces and nephews friendship and Dr. Botha and the nursing staff at Kaila (Kevin - daughters & Evvy), Kelsey,care. Philip Vernon Jubilee Hospital Ava for their excellent (Lian), Elise and Aaron. During Cynthia’s hardest A celebration of Steve’s planned foroflate times, she appreciated the life loveisand support her spring.along If you lieu of flowers, please family withwish, manyinaunts, uncles, cousins and friends. time of sharing celebrating Cynthia’s make aAdonation to yourand local food bank. courageous life will take place at the Holiday Inn Magnolia Room, 8750 204th Street, Langley on Saturday, Mar. 3 at 2 pm. A reception will follow. POWER THE PROMISE Memorial gifts can be made to the Women Against can help more students Violence Against Women You (wavaw.ca), Covenant get an or education. House Vancouver (covenanthousebc.org) Union Gospel Mission (ugm.ca).

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Mary “Mina” Wilhelmina Black passed away peacefully with family on February 16th, 2012 at Hospice House in Vernon, BC. She lived a full and spirited life, sharing her zest and humour with all who met her on her life’s adventures.

The daily routine of farm life taught Mina determination and the value of hard work, which served her well on the farm with her ¿rst husband, Jim Franks. When Jim died, his good friend, Bob Black, ful¿lled his promise to take care of Mina. He married her. Eventually Mina and Bob decided to move out west, and so, ever the pioneer, Mina ¿red up her Austin and drove from the Prairies out to the Okanagan while Bob kept working the farm. They settled for a while in Armstrong, but when Mina found the perfect home on PV Road in Vernon, she asked the real estate agent to return to her house in Armstrong and tell her husband they bought a blue house. After Bob’s passing, Mina travelled with friends around the globe, visiting Africa, England, Australia, New Zealand and Israel, as well as driving between Saskatchewan and Vernon up until her late eighties. She created a large family for herself by sharing her life with many people: the gang at Lincoln Lanes, players of the weekly “Àoating crap game” and the children and grandchildren of her longtime friend and travel buddy, Anne Siemens. Mina enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, gardening and cultivating fruit trees. The best cherries grew on Mina’s trees, which is how she met half her neighbours. She hated bananas, but enjoyed her “pale brown” coffee, even sneaking Bailey’s into the dining room at Carrington in empty Boost bottles. Her generosity was immense: she helped ful¿ll the dreams of her friends—trips overseas, time with children, summer cabin, postsecondary educations, and regularly donated to many charities, including the SPCA and Doctors without Borders (MSF). Everybody who met Mina experienced her positive force and ¿erce sense of humour. Her stories and quips were fast and sharp; she often boasted of being the only grandma with a B.A. in front of her name. Mina will be greatly missed by all the people she invited into her life, and we will always remember this inspiring, incredible, independent woman. As a good farmer, she sowed seeds of love and kindness far and wide, and these will be cherished for generations. She taught us that dessert should be eaten ¿rst, fancy tablecloths are washable and the beautiful teacups are for everyone, every day. Mina’s family would like to thank her friend Kathleen Holland, as well as the staff at Carrington Place, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and Hospice House for all the care they provided. Mina thought memorials were depressing. Please feel free to join friends and family for a party at Lincoln Lanes on Saturday February 25th at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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was born on April 2nd, 1934 in Vernon, B.C. and passed away on February 16th, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 77 years. Fay will be lovingly remembered by her daughter; Debbie (Ken) DeLeeuw, her sister; Maida (Cyril) Hopkins and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Fay was preceded in death by her husband; Michael Savoy, her parents; Samuel and Mary Derry and her four brothers; Robert, Novo, Fred (Bunny) and Larry (Parky) Derry.

Mina was born to William and Minnie Coll on her family’s homestead in Saskatchewan nearly a century ago. She shared a happy and carefree childhood with four siblings: Isabelle Willison, Irma Schwenneker, Jean Kirkness, and one brother, Jim Coll. One Christmas, Santa brought her father a sled. He raced outside with it, up the hill, and slid down with all the kids watching through the window. He lay on the sled for awhile at the bottom of the hill, then came inside and told the children they could have the sled because the darn thing didn’t go uphill.

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Hildegard, “Hilde” Gertrude Braumandl passed away peacefully at Gateby Care Facility on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at the age of 90 years.

Obituaries appearing in the Morning Star are is survived by her loving also kept inHilde a permanent husband, Frank, of 59 years; three sons, Thomas of Procter, Eric (Susan) of Kamloops, archiveBC; on-line. BC; and Peter Kriese of Germany; ¿ve grandchildren: Max, Alex, Kirsten, Kai, and Sandra. Hilde is further survived by: two sisters, Margaret and Erika; one brother, Franz, all of Germany; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. The Service of Remembrance will be held in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow in the tea room. Flowers gratefully declined. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Hilde may do so to the Salvation Army, 3303-32nd Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2C5. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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In respecting Fay’s wishes, she was cremated and no funeral service will be held. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the kind and loving care given to mom during her residency in cottage #4 at Heron Grove. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Fay to the Vernon & District Animal Care Society, P.O. Box 1564, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8C2 Cremation arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd. 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187

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Jacob (Jack) Schafer Born in Salvador, Saskatchewan on January 16, 1937 and passed away peacefully in Vernon on February 19, 2012. Jack was the youngest of 15 children and farmed with his family until he was 16 years old. He moved to Saskatoon in 1953 and started his ¿rst career in grocery retail. In 1958 he was married to Joan Zoller and soon after started a family. In 1974 he moved his wife and 5 children (Garth, Karen, Corinne, Carla, Janice) to Vernon. There he started his second career in retail gifts at Boutique Canadiana. He retired in 1999 after 25 years in the business. In his retirement years he traveled extensively and did mission work in 4 countries. He enjoyed ¿shing and gol¿ng. Throughout his life he was dedicated to his church community and was involved with the Knights of Columbus, Schubert Centre and Gateby. Music played a very important role in his whole life. He was gifted with an ear for music and played many instruments. He was most gifted with the saxophone; recorded CD’s and was played on the radio. He was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2003. He married Maria in 2004 and enjoyed his remaining years wintering in Arizona. Prayers will be held at St James’ Church on Monday, February 27 at 5:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Church on Tuesday, February 28 at 11:00 am. Those wishing to do so may make a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society in honour of Jack. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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Children Childcare Available 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.

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Career Opportunities 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.

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


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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

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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 & driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to (250)991-0255

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BAKERY MANAGER Full time, permanent position available in our new Salmon Arm location. The ideal candidate will have full knowledge of ordering, inventory control and production of a full service bakery operation. Salary is negotiable, with full beneďŹ ts and pension plan. Bonus structure is also in place. For more information please visit our website at www.askewsfoods.com under careers. Please fax resume to 250-832-2037 or email to shirley@askewsfoods.com, attn: Shirley Deglan.

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FT position avail. at Winfield, BC Training Site. Class 3, Air Brake & Own Tools required. We supply 3-ton service truck. Welding experience an asset. Willing to work Saturdays. Exceptional communication/multi-tasking skills. Familiar with Hitachi brand. Competitive wages and benefits package avail. Please email resumes to: careers@iheschool.com Only those short listed will be contacted

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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 qualiďŹ ed Maintenance/Utility person to join our progressive team at our Eagle Rock Nursery Division, located in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia.

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Electrician - Temporary School District No. 22 (Vernon) is currently accepting applications for temporary Electricians. Please be advised this is a temporary position commencing ASAP for approximately 6 months. This temporary position may be extended. The successful applicants will have: â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ cate of apprenticeship in Electrical Work â&#x20AC;˘ Inter Provincial Trade QualiďŹ cations in Electrical Work â&#x20AC;˘ Must possess and maintain appropriate BC Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; License â&#x20AC;˘ Preference will be given to applicants with Fire and Intrusion experience This position is in a union environment. Interested and qualiďŹ ed applicants should forward their resume with supporting documentation, professional references and cover letter by February 29, 2012 to: Human Resources - Support Staff School District No. 22 (Vernon) 1401-15th Street Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S8 email: personnel@sd22.bc.ca fax: (250) 549-9200 www.sd22.bc.ca Only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.

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

Immediate Full Time permanent position available for the person who has minimum 2 years 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

Looking for a full time detailer/cleaner for the interior & exterior’s of RV units. Full benefits. Suitable for someone energetic, self motivated, physically fit, reliable and conscientious.

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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. Call 250-860-3590 or email resume to info@plazio.ca

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1-250-546-8017 Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 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 ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens

or Marie Harding Estate Administrators, at 250-545-2136 to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 31 years experience.

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 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 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 COOK, P/T working into F/T, experienced, must be available weekends. Drop resume in person @ 9172 Kalamalka Rd. Friesens Countrytyme Gardens. 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

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

Janitorial staff required, evenings, Polson Mall area, 10-12 hrs/wk. Experience an asset. Fax resume to: 250-712-1690

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! ARMSTRONG RT 518 - Wood & Belaire Available Mar 14 BX RT 101 - Mutrie & 39 Ave Available now RT 94 - 40 Ave & 22 St Available now COLDSTREAM RT 202 - Lockhaven & Priest Valley Available Feb now RT 218 - Kalamalka & Aberdeen Available now

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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) invites applications for the following positions: TRADES ASSISTANT Position function: to provide semi skilled trades services to the School district and provide assistance to skilled tradespersons and to carry out duties with the Operations Department not requiring the services of a quali¿ed tradesperson. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced knowledge of (the applicable trade, carpentry, joinery, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, gas- ¿tting or HVAC); Four years’ in depth working experience in the areas of building maintenance and renovations; Ability to take direction, carry out assigned duties, and work as part of a team with trades persons; The physical ability to perform assigned duties (including climbing ladders and scaffolds and entering crawl spaces); Minimum grade 12 (BC Equivalent of equal); Hold a valid BC Driver’s License. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $22.73 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. LIGHT VEHICLE OPERATOR – REGULAR POSITION The District is seeking quali¿ed applicants for the position of Light Vehicle Operator. This position is under the supervision and direction of Manager of Transportation. Job Summary: Performs delivery of inter school mail and other hauling as required. QUALIFICATIONS 1 Grade Ten plus a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License with endorsement 20 for trailer towing; Must hold current certi¿cation as a Mobile Equipment Operator; Three months’ recent experience in commercial driving with valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certi¿cate; Good driving skills with ability to operate a delivery truck (3 to 5 ton truck); Demonstrated ¿tness ability, able to perform job duties such as proper lifting heavy loads on a regular basis; Demonstrated ability to maintain delivery schedule according to established timelines; Good communication skills and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with teachers, staff and students; Ability to utilize computer systems. This is a regular Union position. The salary is $18.20 per hour. Effective date is to be determined. Interested individuals are invited to apply on line at www.sd83.bc.ca/ Employment or you may submit your resume with full supporting documents (proof of quali¿cations must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references, to Director of Instruction – Human Resources, Box 129, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N2 by March 2, 2012, Fax# (250)832-9428 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) invites applications for the following positions: QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON – PAINTER Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities, provide services to the School District for painting and decorating at School District Facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Painting and Decorating, or equivalent Inter-provincial Technical Quali¿cations; three years’ working experience as a trades person related in the painting trade related to both new and repaint applications; demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of the painting and decorating trade competently; demonstrated ability and experience in mixing of colours and selection of paint; working knowledge of other trades connected with building, ¿nishing and maintenance; ability to work alone and/or work as part of a team with other trades persons; demonstrated ability to take direction and carry out assigned duties independently; hold a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence. Applicant must be capable of working on ladders, scaffolds and lifts. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $27.89 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON – CARPENTER Under the supervision of Manager of Facilities, provides trained carpentry services to the School district in the areas of Maintenance and renovation of physical plants. QUALIFICATIONS: Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Carpentry T.Q., or equivalent Inter-provincial Technical Quali¿cations preferably combined with Locksmith certi¿cation; Three years’ working experience as a tradesperson in maintenance within the speci¿ed trades; Working knowledge of related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing, preferably with some joinery certi¿cation or experience; Demonstrated ability to take direction, carry out assigned duties independently; and work as part of a team with other trades persons; Demonstrated physical ability to perform assigned duties (including climbing ladders and scaffolds); Working knowledge of other related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing; Have a good working knowledge of the National Building Code of B.C. and be pro¿cient in reading and interpreting blueprints; Hold a valid B.C. Driver’s License. This is a temporary Union. Salary is $27.89 per hour. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. QUALIFIED TRADES PERSON - PLUMBER Under the supervision of the Manager of Facilities, to provide mechanical services to the School District in the areas of maintenance and renovation to physical plant, equipment and facility systems as they relate to plumbing, heating and ventilation. Quali¿cation: Hold a valid class “A” or “B” gas ¿tter license, with electrical endorsement, as set out under B.C. Ministry of Labour, Gas safety Branch regulations; Certi¿cation as a journeyman as set out in the B.C. Apprenticeship Act for Plumbing T.Q., or equivalent interprovincial Technical Quali¿cations; Three years working experience as a tradesperson in maintenance within the trades related to heating, ventilation, plumbing and control systems to include speci¿c experience in: calibration, operation and servicing of pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computerized direct digital control systems; and, testing and servicing of ¿re sprinkler systems and ¿re hydrants; demonstrated ability to take direction and carry out assigned duties independently; demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of plumbing and gas ¿tting trades competently; working knowledge of other related maintenance trades connected with physical plant servicing; demonstrated ability to work both alone and as part of a team with other trades persons; hold a valid B.C. Driver’s License’; have a good working knowledge of the National Building Code of B.C. and be pro¿cient in reading blueprints. This is a temporary Union position. Salary is $27.89. Effective date and length of term is to be determined. Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division - Regular Position The District is seeking quali¿ed applicants for the position of Mechanic T.Q. – Operations Division. Job summary - provide mechanic services to the School district for the repair and servicing of School district vehicles. Other comparable or transient duties which are within the areas of knowledge and skills required may also be assigned. The preferred candidate: will hold a certi¿cate of Pro¿ciency as a commercial transport mechanic and automotive Technician T.Q. pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Tradesman’s Quali¿cation Act (required for a mixed Àeet). Four years relevant work experience with similar Àeet. This is a regular position. determined.

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Further information with respect to this position can be obtained by contacting Frank Marasco, Manager of Transportation at (250) 804-7892. Interested individuals are invited to apply on line at www.sd83.bc.ca/Employment or you may submit your resume with full supporting documents (proof of quali¿cations must accompany application), including three professional and three personal references, to: Director of Instruction - Human Resources, Box 129, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N2 by March 2, 2012, Fax # (250)832-9428. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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PLUMBING

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Hot Water Tanks

Renovations & Repairs

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Repaints our specialty! • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates • www.timetopaint.com or

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For fast, friendly service call Barry

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• Seamless Gutters • Vinyl & Hardi Plank Siding • Fascia & Soffits • Exterior Painting

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New Construction or Renovations

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“All Your Concrete Needs” - Foundations - Framing - Concrete Floors - Siding/Roofing - Driveways Hardi Plank/Vinyl - Retaining Walls - Decks/Patios - Sidewalks/Curbs - Renos Complete - Suspended Slabs - Post & Beam

Construction

Furnaces, Heat heat pumps Furnaces, Pumps andHot hotwater and Water tanks. Tanks.

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Top Quality Vinyl Decking Many Wood and Composite Options Custom Railings and Stairs E N T E R P R I S E S Superbly Finished Concrete Patios

window cleaning Residential & Construction Vernon, Armstrong & Surrounding Areas Deron Sanderson

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Plan your deck or patio project now and ENJOY IT this summer!

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• Residential •Commercial

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

TUB TO SHOWER • CUSTOM SHOWERS • TUBS VANITIES • COUNTERTOPS • SINKS • FAUCETS • TOILETS ACCESSORIES • TILING • DESIGN • PACKAGES

HELP?

• RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN • PAINTING

Light Framing, Decks, Sheds, Ceramic Tile, Drywall Repairs, Painting, Door/Window Installations, Kitchen Renovations, Cabinet Installations, Insurance Restorations

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Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435 CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Computer Services

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

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

Okanagan Transload Terminal, located in Winfield, BC has immediate openings for a full time and a part time truck driver with Class 1 licence and air endorsement. Preference will be given to applicants who have forklift experience and are willing to work in the yard form time to time. You may send resumes to: info@khawk.ca or fax them to 250-766-2558. Please include drivers abstract with your resume. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca JOE’S AUTOBODY REPAIR in Prince Rupert, BC. Currently has an opening for a Collision Technician and Certified Painter. Must be a team player for this relaxed and friendly,but hard working atmosphere. Wages and moving expenses negotiable. Email resume to: joesauto@citytel.net Fax: 250627-4702. Call: 250-624-1795 Just For You Spa & Salon now hiring Estheticians, Experienced Stylists. Nail Station for rent. Apply at #301-252053rd Ave. ORCHARD WORKERS Thinning, pruning, harvesting $10.25/hr or piece rate. 10hrs/ day, June to Oct. Gutknecht Orchards Ltd., Vernon FAX: 250-542-6647 email: begutknecht@shaw.ca SERVER, P/T morning shift 11-4, 19+ some experience required. Drop resume @ 2545 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Great Wall Restaurant, Armstrong. Traffic Control training for dates call 1-866-737-2389 or www.roadsafetytcs.com

Medical/Dental

SUPPORT & EDUCATION COORDINATOR F/T based in Kelowna Alzheimer Res Centre, responsible for delivery of support & education programs in North/Central Okanagan, develops program partnerships. Responsibilities include: working w/healthcare professionals, families in region. Also, develop and maintain volunteer base (recruit, support). Deliver standard education programs for caregivers, people w/early symptoms of dementia & public. Must have extensive knowledge, experience w/Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, caregiving issues. Degree w/min 3-5yrs experience. Must have vehicle to travel in region. Visit: www.alzheimerbc.org for more details on this position. NO phone calls to Kelowna Alzheimer Resource Centre. Closes: Feb. 27, 2012

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

Work Wanted *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

Services

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

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.

Payroll

Payroll

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. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? We are an equal opportunity employer offering excellent pension and flex benefit programs. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: www.tolko.com and submit your resume by March 9, 2012. We thank all candidates for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Home Improvements FLOORING SPECIAL Laminate flooring, professionally installed, Starting @ $1.25sqft. Call Rod 250-306-3226 or visit www.rodscontracting.com

Household Services Housecleaning services available. References available. (250)803-1523 Housekeeping & Yardwork Services available. Please call (250)309-1030 Senior’s Assistant, I will take you shopping, to the bank. Honest and reliable. Please call Lana D. (250)558-9282

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

Snowclearing

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

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

Financial Services

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca

PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-306-5706

Pets & Livestock

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

Feed & Hay

Legal Services Medical/Dental

NorVal Computer Sales & Service Enderby, BC Computer Clean-up $59 House Calls $30/hr Remote Support $20/hr 10% off all RC Toys in-store www.norvalcomputer.com 250-838-6111 / 250-938-0512

Expert Residential Cleaning, Organizing/Declutering, Decorating/Painting. (250)309-3178

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 Clean Organic straw for sale. $5.00 bale. 250-546-9196. 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

Farm Services

Farm Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Cleaning Services

WOOD CHIPS HOG FUEL

BARK MULCH / SHAVINGS HAY & STRAW SALES DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING 549-0324 547-6815 ANYTIME

BARK MULCH & CEDAR MULCH 10 TO 40 YARD LOADS

Financial Services

Financial Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Appliances

Medical Supplies

Kenmore washer & dryer, apartment size, stackable, front load, high efficiency washer 1/2 years old. $400. obo. 250-545-1984.

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

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 for sale Timothy & Alfalfa $5/bale (250) 547-6334 *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 bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147

Pets Animal Care Society

ADOPTION DAY SATURDAY 10 am to 1:30 pm at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 2800 45th Avenue Meet our “Better Than Free” Kittens and Adult Cats

Come out and meet Tundo, a lovable 2 year old neutered male! BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. sm.white@shaw.ca

Boxer puppies, $600, shots, vet checked, tails & claws done, (250)306-5198 Free: Gentle 6 yr old yellow lab female, spayed, to good home. Moving. (250)308-6024 Jack Russell X Maltese puppies, 2 females, 1 male born Dec 14, 1st shots, kennel trained. $300. (250)379-6872 evenings or leave message. Persian Kittens, 1st shots, dewormed, friendly, litter trained. $150 (250)546-6019 Shih-Tzu puppies, 1 males, 1 females, black & white. phone 1(250)547-8974

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances

Auctions BIG M Auction Sat Feb 25, 11am, 5765 Falkland Road, Falkland. BC, Antiques, collectibles, tools, household goods, gift ware, saddles & tack and much more. Consignments Wanted. Pictures on website. www.bigmtack.com Click on Facebook. For more info call 250-379-2078,604-850-4238

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

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

Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Memory Foam Mattress 8” Queen. New, still in package. Worth $990. Must Sell for $375. Call 250-307-3236 or 250-550-6647. Can deliver 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

Garage Sales FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SUNDAY BREAKFAST & FLEA MARKET 5101 - 25TH Ave. EVERY SUNDAY 8 am - 12 pm CALL 250-542-3003

Heavy Duty Machinery

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781.

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

Livestock

Livestock

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

Merchandise for Sale

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 Crystal Waters Cassiar 1160 6-8 person hot tub approx 7 years old - works great digital thermometer - 2 speed $2000 obo call 250 938 5364 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 778-212-6107, 250-546-9536 Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Light Oak kitchen table and 4 chairs, good condition. $150. 250-308-7671. Micro Suede couch, loveseat, med brown, excellent cond. $300. Coffee table, light Oak. $40.Pole lamp. $20.Like new. 250-308-7671. MOVING Sale - matching Couch , Love and Chair $ 200 , Ping Pong table $ 95 , Counter top dishwasher $ 85 , Kitchen table w/ 4 chairs $ 50 , Fisher stereo system 6 piece w/stand $ 75 Call : 250-503-8264

Safety 1st, stroller, big basket, new cond, great for boy or girl, $50 (250)260-8997 Sofa&Chair $250, Rocker $80, 3-pce luggage $125, 2 Lamps $50, Queen Bed/ Frame $90, Patio Chair $25, Garment Steamer $40, Sewing Cabinet & Stool $20 (250)542-3439 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Misc. Wanted 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. 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.

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

Real Estate

250-260-0110

Apt/Condos for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

FREE

Removal of all unwanted metals and vehicles. No vehicle or metal too big

250-351-9666 • 250-938-4174

DEVELOPER will pay mortgage for 6 months on 2-3 bdrm new condo. (conditions apply) www.okanaganbrownstones.com Phone: 250-3073737.

Houses For Sale

$

419,900

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

250-558-4795


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Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Discover the Secret!

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

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:

The CLIFFS 1 and 2 bedroom suites

250-503-1257

$

from

850 / month

F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, + utilities all included. N/S, N/P.

A New Tradition of Quality Living

ALEXIS PARK MANOR

Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. On-site Resident Manager.

Rent incentives offered.

250-542-1701 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

• 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

MORRIS MANOR

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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Apartment for Rent

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

Open Houses

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

Columbia Apartments

For more information call

Available April 1 st

250-542-8989

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

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

To view call

250-545-1519 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 1&2-bdrm dogs, no 1630

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

250-503-7315 250-545-7251 CALL ABOUT RENT INCENTIVES 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773

Open Houses

Open Houses

MOVE IN INCENTIVES

Columbia Apartments

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

Available March April 11st25 Available

250-503-7315

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 incl utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

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 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 1bdrm, new paint & flooring, quiet convenient location near Schubert Center. Includes cable TV, parking, f/s, n/s, 50+, $620. Call 250-309-3763

Houses For Sale

Large 21 bedroom + den apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.

To view call

250-545-1519 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 2-bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Small pet okay. Seniors, NS $740. includes heat. 250-545-6810. ARMSTRONG 1 Bdrm, Newly Reno’d, N/S, N/P, quiet area. $580/mo. 250-309-8397 Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm,off street prkg. $625. & $725.250-317-1333, 307-0848 Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS 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

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, Laundry facility. 250308-9299 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 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.

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 FAIRLY new Duplex. 3 Bdrm, 2 Baths,brand new floors, new paint, attached garage, fenced big yard and shed, lots of parking. Full laundry. $1200 250-540-6266. Spacious/cozy Bachelor suite quiet Hospital area $600. util. incl. Avail now 778-475-2707

Commercial/ Industrial

1 a 3bdrm mobile, lakeview, beach access, Westside Rd., Av/immed R.N.250-542-0060 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

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 1610 45th St Lg 2bdrm + den in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented buildg, prkg, storage, no-dogs, newly painted, av/now $800+hydro 547-6060 2bdrm, 1100 sq.ft 4-appliances, pets ok $1050/mo incl. util. Avail now. 250-542-0122. 2 Bdrm, laundry hook-ups, D/W, $800. Available Now. Small animals okay. N/S 250550-5832 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail.March 1 $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 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 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! 2bdrm near dwntwn, $850/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

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Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $785,000 3093 Wright Street Sunday, 11:00-2:00 DESERT COVE starting at $188,166

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BELLA VISTA/THE RISE Sunday, 1:00-3:00 504 Silver Sage Place $253,000 Sunday, 12:45-1:45 $729,900 ENDERBY

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Homes for Rent 1*, 4 bed superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski chalet. April 1 to Oct 31, $1290. pm ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1*, 5 BED superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski Chalet. April 1 to Oct 31 $2200 pm ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1 a 2bdrm, f/p, Avail now, clean, Bella Vista, shared utils, rent neg. 250-542-0060 1bdrm carriage home. 5 appl, covered deck, view, $1100 util incl. Feb 15. 250-307-8528. 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154.

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250-309-1742

• 2 bdrm lower suite in Foothills. New home, great views, covered deck, 2 full baths, good space, nice finishing, 5 appliances, utilities included. $1,100. • 2 bdrm executive townhome overlooking OK Lake. Private beach access, 35 ft boat slip at dock, double garage, 2 full baths, all appliances. Flight of stairs up to townhome. 1 year lease preferred. $1700. Available Apr 1.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm upper suite in Alexis Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, shared laundry & yard. Full wraparound deck, garage storage. $1050. • 4 bdrm+den upper suite, util. incl., just off Tronson Rd, new appliances, some reno’s done, garage, steeper driveway. $1500. 2 bedroom house MARA, $850./mo includes utilities, 1-(250)838-6630 3+1bdrm, 1.5bath, Lavington, Reno’d, close to school, Mar 1, $1400/mo.+util. (250)550-5463 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 3BR clean, renovated house for rent $1200/mo 250-3092565 4-bdrm, 2-bath, new kitchen, quiet Easthill location, w/o inlaw suite $1600 250-573-5824 5-bdrm house, close to Walmart, n/s, n/p, Ref Req, Avail Immed, 545-1895, 938-1763 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. Call Kristi at 1-604-862-8039 or e-mail at kristip@telus.net Coldstream, 2-bdrm, close to town, n/s, n/p, f/s, Avail Apr1, RefReq, $1100/mo + util (250)545-0643 COLDSTREAM 3 bedroom + den, 2.5 bath. Walking dist. to 2 schools, Kal lake., Creekside park. Appl incl. $1350./mo +util 250-938-8559 Coldstream, quiet, clean, 2bdrm up, nanny suite & den down. n/s, pet neg., private garden, close to schools & bus, $1400. incl water & sewer 250-542-8302. 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

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Move to the city centre close Performing Art Centre. Newly renovated Hardwood floors, bathroom, sunroom & dining area are tiled, kitchen 2 appliances & breakfast nook, washer & dryer in basement, detached garage,n/s, no dogs, $1,200 pm + util. 250-7660199. Tudor Style 3-bdrm, 2-bath home East Hill furnished, amenities, utilities, wifi, phone incl. Bring only your clothes. $1675 250-545-0117, 250309-2246

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 New 2bdrm daylight suite, 6 appl. priv entry/deck, n/s, n/p $850/mo+dd. 250-558-8823 Spacious, bright 1 brim suite w/view near Lumby. $675 inc appl, laundry,util, sat tv, internet. N/S. Avail Mar 1.250-547946

1BDRM newly reno’d $700 util/incl Sep entry & driveway Shared w/d, n/s, n/p Avail Mar 1 MUST SEE!!!!!! Call 250-308-6111

1 bdrm, nice newer,f/s, w/d,parking, n/s, n/p, suit mature single, $700(util incl) avail immed. 250-542-3031. 1bdrm priv ent, $500. incl int & cable, n/s, no parties, suits single person. (250)549-1868 1-bdrm suite, $650 incl, util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, (250)549-0644 1 bdrm suite, big and bright sep entr, parking, in Coldstream. W/d and jacuzzi tub. NS, no parties, pet neg. $750 incl util, cable & internet. 250558-3486 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 2 bdrm 1100 sq.ft. suite. Sauna, Stone gas FP, new paint, new floors, Shared W.D. NS/NP, East Hill. $880 includes hdtv, util and internet. 250-542-0085 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, Armstrong, with laundry, newly reno’d., ns, np, $750 util/incl, Avail Immed 250-546-3309, 250-306-4356 2-bdrm bsmt suite, clean, lrg yard, cable, W/D, n/p, n/s, $720.util incl . (250)260-0841 2bdrm + den, Coldstream, large, bright, level entry suite, fenced yard, patio, f/p, laundry, n/s, no dogs, $950+util, (250)309-5212 2 BDRM ground level suite Fulton area. $800 per month shared utilites.NS, NP, references required.250.938.5364 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 ARMSTRONG lrg 2 bdrm, $1050 incl utils+wireless, W/D. 250-546-6050 or 317-5940 Bachelor Pad/1bdrm, laundry, cable/int/util incl. $650./$750. cat ok 250-308-4226 Bachelor unit, newly reno’d, $575 incl util & cable. D.T. locat, N/S, N/P, 250-549-0644 BRAND NEW 1 Bdrm, Lakeview, Private level entry, n.s., n.p., w/d, f/s, d/w, micro, utilites incl. Bella Vista. Available now. $900. 250-545-3190 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 Lrg bright 2bdrm Easthill suite, own driveway c/w carport, jet tub, util/cable/internet incl. w/d & gas f/p, $900/mo. NP, NS, March1, (250)545-8965

1a 4 bdrm, priv yard, f/s, w/d rent neg, n/p, Avail now central location DT 250-542-0060 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5-appl, walk to schools/shops, ns/np, $950. Avail Now. (250)307-0548

1999 Subaru Impreza, 178K, 8 subaru rims + tires, exc cond. $4,800. (250)549-0456 2000 Corvette convertible, tan top, tan leather interior, loaded auto, new tires fresh certification $20,000obo 250-558-1078 2001 C320 Mercedes, excellent shape, Asking $9300 OBO 250-307-4899 2004 Chrysler Crossfire loaded leather, Immaculate, V6, 6-spd $12,900. (250)558-1078

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VERNON: Beautiful 3 bdrm/3 bath home in stunning location. Like new, many extras. $1400 p/m, & 1 yr lease. (360)371-5724

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, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, 250-549-0644 1bdrm quiet, central, bus, n/drugs, refs. $395.util/int incl. 250-549-7418, 307-9407 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 Private Room in large family home overlooking Swan Lake, all inclusive (except your food) must like dogs, suit self sufficient person, $500.00 avail immediately. Call Susan 250309-0483 to view. Rooms for rent fully furn, cable& internet incl., smoking ok, $450. 250-549-7049. ROOM w/bed, internet, util incl. with private bathroom in townhome with mountain/lake view avail immed. NS. $550/mo. Share with a busy professional. Heather 250351-4222

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. 1bdrm clean, $550. 2bdrm $695. Incl heat, hot water. NO DOGS. (250)542-9042, 250542-3241 1-bdrm,Lumby, new 1000sqft, 6 app, Cable & Wireless Internet, $700/mo all util/incl, Contact Ryan @ 250-351-4450

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IMPECCABLE TOWNHOME Bella Vista Bright, secure 3 bedroom, 3½ bath, single attached garage, N/S, N/P. Available immediately. $ /mo + utilities.

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250-309-2436 3bdrm townhouse 1.5-bath, end unit @ 2313 36 St. new fixtures,l aminate floors & tile floors, walking distance to town, avail. Mar 1, $900/mo. No dogs. 250-558-5053 please leave msg to view

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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 1 bdrm entry level, util incl., $550. Suitable for 1 person. 778-212-6665 Vernon. 1bdrm, lakeview, private level entry, n.s., n.p., w.d., f.s., util., cable, wireless internet incl. suitable for quiet living, $750 mo. 250-306-8013 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 2-bdrm, 1-bath, newly reno’d, freshly painted, $1200 util/incl, lots of parking, (780)381-8540 2bdrm, 5-min from Armstrong f/s, w/d, avail Mar 1, n/s, n/p, D.D/R.R. $850. 250-306-9909. 2-bdrm, ground level, new kitchen, quiet Easthill location, shared laundry, n/s, n/p, 1/2util, $1100 (250)573-5824 2-bedroom suite in Lavington. Bright, clean & quiet. F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P. $650/month +utilities avail immed. 250938-4529 or View at http://Lavsuite.blogspot.com 3Bdrm, upstairs, large home, n/s inside, pets ok, shared laundry, 1.5 bath, Armstrong area. $1000/mo + shared util. Availability neg. (250)3074919 Mission Hill, 2bdrm, n/s, n/p, shared w/d, Avail now. $850. incl/util/int/cable 250-863-7439 NEWLY Built 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath Carriage Suite...includes F/S, W/D, MW and DW. Private entry, backyard area, graniite countertop, city view. $1050 (incl util) Mar 1. 250-306-4868

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FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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1972 GMC 2500 4x4 longbox, complete frame off restoration 46,000 original miles. $23,000. obo. 250-558-1078 1987 Chevy 2wd shortbox, complete frame off restoration, $16,000.obo 250-558-1078 1989 Mazda B2200 2WD, flatbed, p/u, summer & winters, 95%tread $1500, 503-7853 1990 Mazda B2200 x-cab, 5spd, 2WHDR, not running, elec problem. $350, 307-0009 1998 Dodge Caravan SE, remote start, good shape & running cond. Dark blue. $2100.obo. 250-558-4941.

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STK#U5475.

5.9L DIESEL, auto, A/C,

cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, tow pkg, DVD WAS $29,995

NOW! $ 28,995 OR $300B/W **

2007 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT 4X4

STK#U5472.

NOW! $ 27,995 OR $290B/W

5.9L CUMMINS DIESEL,

auto, A/C, P/W, P/L, trailer tow pkg, spray in boxliner WAS $28,995

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2007 DODGE RAM 3500 LONGBOX QUAD CAB 4X4 STK#U5378.

5.9L DIESEL, auto, A/C, sidesteps, cruise, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys WAS $28,995

NOW! $ 27,995 OR $290B/W **

2006 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT 4X4 STK#U5470.

NOW! $ 27,995 OR $290B/W

5.9L CUMMINS DIESEL,

6 speed manual, A/C, cruise, tube steps, low kms WAS $28,995

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2003 DODGE RAM 3500 LARAMIE 4X4 STK#U5480.

5.9L DIESEL, auto, A/C, cruise, leather heated seats, P/W, P/L, alloys, tilt, boxliner WAS $22,995

NOW! $ 19,995

1999 FORD F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4X4 STK#U5438.

7.3L DIESEL, auto, A/C, cruise, leather, P/W, P/L, tilt, alloys, tow pkg WAS $16,995

NOW! $ 14,995

PURCHASE PRICE DOES NOT INCL. DOC FEES & TAXES. *BIWEEKLY PAYMENTS BASED ON 72 MTHS @ 6.99% INCL DOC FEES & TAXES WITH 0 DOWN. **BIWEEKLY PAYMENTS BASED ON 60 MTHS @ 6.99% INCL DOC FEES & TAXES WITH 0 DOWN.

*Certified Sales Professionals *Full Time Business Manager *Open 6 Days A Week

6425 Hwy. 97N,VERNON (on top of the Swan Lake Auto Mile)

www.sunshinehonda.ca

250-545-0531

www.swanlakemotor s.com

AWD, air, tilt, cruise, PW, PL, PM, roof, alloys, local, 8100 kms

DL #8718

www.swan lakemotors.com

6285 Hwy 97 North Vernon, BC (Across from Squires Pub) DL#30886

250-260-2791 • 1-800-260-SWAN(7926)


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CROSSE CXL A L K IC U B 1 1 20

PALA LT

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SAVE $6,535 MSRP $36,215

SAVE $10,035

11-260

Loaded with 3.9L 4 speed automatic, 17" aluminum wheels, Onstar, Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo with CD, XM radio, all of the power options, and a 4 year 80,000 km Bumper to Bumper warranty.

Final Clearance Price!

$26,200

2011 CHEVROLET 2 CAMARO SS COUPE to choose from

2

to choose from

11-026, 11-134 MSRP $30,925 30 925 Loaded with power seat, remote start, traction control, Onstar, Bluetooth, CD/MP3 player, plus all of the power options, and much more!

Final Clearance Price!

$24,390

Loaded with heated leather seats, sunroof, rear spoiler, 6.2L SFI V8 - 426 Horsepower, 6 speed manual transmission, 20" aluminum wheels, rear parking assit, Onstar, head up display, AM/FM stereo with MP3 player, XM radio, rally sport pkg, plus much more!

SAVE $6,760 Final Clearance Price!

MSRP $46,160

LET IM 2011 CHEVRO

MSRP $33,780

SAVE $6,889

MSRP $38,125 11-475

Loaded with power seats, remote start, sunroof, traction control, Onstar, rear spoiler, Bluetooth, Bose performance 8 speaker system, XM radio, CD/MP3 player, plus all of the power options and much more!

SAVE $9,325

Loaded with remote t start, t t dduall zone air, i 6 speed automatic, leather heated seats, 18" aluminum wheels, Onstar, Bluetooth, CD/MP3 player, plus much much more, 4 year 80,000 km Bumper to Bumper warranty.

Final Clearance Price!

Final Clearance Price!

$28,800

$26,891

Loaded, air, rear spoiler, limited slip diff, 6 speed automatic with manual tap shift, 20" aluminum wheels, Bluetooth, rear parking assist, Onstar, AM/FM M stereo, CD/MP3 player, XM radio, rally sport pkg.

2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS COUPE

MSRP $42,360 60

SAVE $6,560 Final Clearance Price!

$35,800 $39,400

11-637

2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD

2

2011 CHEVROLET HHR LT

11-494 11-519

to choose from

2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ

2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO CONVERTIBLE 2SS

SAVE $7,340

11-711 MSRP $53,860 Leather heated seats, lilimited it d slip li diff diff, 66.2L 2L V8 with it 6 spd auto with tap shift, remote start, 20" aluminum wheels, rear spoiler, parking assist, Onstar, head up display, AM/ FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, XM radio, rally sport pkg, plus much much more!

MSRP $58,850

MSRP $38,190

SAVE $7,442

MSRP $28,320 11-086

Fully loaded with heated leather seats, sunroof, 6 speed automatic, 18" aluminum wheels, LTZ performance pkg, Onstar, XM radio, CD/MP3 player, with 8 speaker system, plus all of the power options.

11-188

SAVE $5,830

11-485

Power seat, remote start, running boards, air, antilock brakes, Onstar, Bluetooth, XM radio, 17" chrome wheels, sunroof, fog lamps, plus much more!

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SAVE $10,950

11-466 11-461

Loaded with leather, ather heated seats seats, remote sta start, a two panel sunroof, rear parking assist, DVD system, Onstar, rear view camera, trailering pkg, and all the power equipment including a power liftgate.

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BANNISTER

DL#9133

4703 - 27th Street, Vernon BC

www.bannisters.com

250-545-0606

Vernon Morning Star, February 24, 2012  

February 24, 2012 edition of the Vernon Morning Star