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o the uninitiated, one can’t help but notice that the sport of netball resembles basketball. There is a hoop – although there’s no backboard, it’s simply a ring with a net hanging down attached to a 10-foot pole – and players try to put the ball into the net, which is, of course, the main objective of netball, being played in the B.C. Winter Games at Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary. Though, as one soon discovers, only two people are allowed to do that on a team. There are more players on a netball court and, instead of numbers, each player has assigned letters on a bib covering their T-shirts. Players wearing GS (Goal Shooter) and GA (Goal Attacker) are the ones allowed to put the ball into the net, and they can only do so once the ball gets to them in a semi-circle near the net. They are defended by players wearing GK (Goal Keeper) and GD (Goal Defence). The other players are WA (Wing Attack), WD (Wing Defence) and C (Centre), and their role is to get the ball to the shooters. “Depending on the coach, but players can be specialized and only play one position,” said Ann Willcocks of Vancouver, who introduced netball to the province in 1974. “At this level, the coach can vary the positions and the players can play as many positions as possible.” Players have three seconds to release the ball. There is no dribbling, which definitely encourages passing. “A defender can’t rebound the ball and dribble up the court and score, you can’t have one dominant player in netball,” said Willcocks, who learned the game in her native England. “All of the players are necessary because all of them are needed to get the ball up the court.” A netball court is divided into three sections, and only certain players can go into certain sections. For example, only four players can be in the scoring semi-circle. In the opening game of the tournament Friday, Burnaby’s Megan Widmer, 17, scored a lot of baskets – worth one point each – in her zone’s easy romp over the Thompson Okanagan entry. “I love the teamwork in netball,” said Widmer, who has been playing for five years, starting in elementary school and playing Saturday netball league action. “It’s not like basketball where you can have one or two strong players. I love the passing. It takes everyone to get the ball from one end of the court to the other.” Netball, played mostly by girls – though as Willcocks points out there is a provincial men’s netball squad – has been part of the B.C. Games since their inception in 1978, but they’re back in Vernon after missing the 2010 Games in Terrace due to scheduling conflicts with basketball among

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Zone 4 player Ashley Steele (with ball) tries to get a pass away while being defended by the Fraser Valley’s Megan Kinloch during B.C. Winter Games netball action Friday at W.L. Seaton Secondary. a vast majority of netball players. Willcocks introduced the sport to B.C. by putting up a sign in the downtown Vancouver YMCA asking for anyone interested in playing netball to show up for a meeting. Two people came. Willcocks, however, does not discourage easily. “The Y was giving us gym space and the goal at the time was to get women more physically active,” she said. “So we each brought a friend the next time, we had six people, and then we formed some teams.” Because the sport is hugely popular in the Commonwealth, Willcocks hit on the idea of attending rugby clubs in the Lower Mainland to get ex-pats out playing netball.

“We just steadily worked at it and formed a provincial organization,” she said. “Then we got Canadians out playing. Now we have provincial teams and a national squad (ranked 23rd in the world, Australia is No. 1).” Netball, for whatever reason, has not caught on in the Okanagan. The Thompson Okanagan representatives in the Vernon Games are from Barriere, where the sport is popular. “We have a lady in Kelowna who is from Australia and I’m hoping she can start it in the Okanagan,” said Willcocks. “We’ve tried it before but it just hasn’t worked here.” The bronze medal game goes this morning at 8:30 followed by the gold medal battle at 10 a.m. All games are at W.L. Seaton Secondary.

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The fate of Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s two shelled-in floors could be revealed as soon as next month. Premier Christy Clark told The Morning Star that the local hospital situation is on her government’s radar and an announcement could be made in a month. “It’s something that we are considering,” said Clark, after opening the B.C. Winter Games in town Thursday and speaking to B.C. Liberals at Sparkling Hill Friday. “We are still working through all our capital spending plans so we should have an announcement on that one way or another pretty soon.” While few hints were given as to what that announcement could be, Clark credits VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster for ensuring that Victoria is well aware and does not forget about the constant overcrowding at Vernon Jubilee, and therefore the need to open up more acute care beds. “You have a really effective MLA,” said Clark, whose budget was ironically released the same day that VJH hit the 193 in-patient mark, one more than the old record of 192. “Eric is a very passionate and persuasive man so we certainly know how important this issue is to the people of Vernon.” But the premier also pointed out that the budget, which is controlling spending at two per cent, is called the most conservative in all of Canada for a reason. “I think these economic times really demand a careful and prudent government,” she said, adding that not everyone will get what they want. That includes teachers.

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Back to work legislation is being prepared for teachers who have been on a limited job action since the start of the year, still teaching but refusing administration duties such as report cards. The B.C. Teacher’s Federation calls it a bullying tactic, and is calling for a day of action Monday, which is not expected to affect students. But considering what the teacher’s demands for a 15 per cent wage increase and benefits over three years would cost said Clark, it’s all about the bottom line. “The only way to get that is to go to the taxpayers and ask for more money and I am not going to go to taxpayers to raise their taxes in order to give raises to government workers, not in these tough economic times.” While she values the work that government employees and teachers

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Premier Christy Clark lights the B.C. Winter Games torch to signal the start of the games in Greater Vernon Thursday at Wesbild Centre. do, Clark says raises cannot be justified. Her goal is to look after taxpayers’ dollars, and the soft economy is once again a factor considered with all spending. Although the economy is still fragile, Clark says B.C. is doing much better than most, par-

ticularly more so than countries like Europe and the U.S. “Around the world we see Europe, the United States going through these awful economic times and there aren’t many places in North America that investors can come and know their money is safe.

“Well British Columbia is one of those places because spending is controlled, because taxes are low. We don’t want to upset that.” In fact, Clark is working on promoting B.C. further, and that includes Vernon. “There are huge tourist opportunities here in the Okanagan obviously, everybody here is so good at it – Predator Ridge, Sparkling Hill, all the things that go on around the lakes, the wineries, Silver Star. There’s so much to sell.” Clark was so impressed while at Sparkling Hill Thursday that she invited the general manager on a trade mission to Japan and Korea. But what really impressed the premier during her nearly 24-hour visit, was Greater Vernon’s volunteer spirit at the Games. “Unbelievable, unbelievable. Just incredible community spirit here, I was so proud.”

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Jaedyn Andreotti (front) and Isabella Haldane wow the crowd with an energetic and colourful routine with the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics and Cirque Theatre Company at the B.C. Winter Games Opening Ceremonies Thursday night at Wesbild Centre. For more photos and video footage visit www.vernonmorningstar.com

Greater Vernon celebrates the Games ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

She high-fived all of the athletes from the eight zones as they entered the Wesbild Centre in the official B.C. Winter Games opening ceremonies Thursday night. She praised the support the athletes receive from their parents, coaches and sporting organizations and communities. And, after receiving the flame from the final two torchbearers – decorated Vernon speed skater Connie Kapak and Vernon Special Olympics multi-medalist Steven Linemayr – B.C. Premier Christy Clark lit the official Greater Vernon B.C. Winter Games cauldron in the Wesbild Centre, and declared the 2012 Games officially open. “Thanks to all of those who have participated in supporting these young people, many of whom will go on to great things, and are learning beyond the realm of sport, thanks to all of you who made it possible for their talent to shine as it will over the next few days,� said Clark to a thunderous ovation from the near-capacity crowd. Okanagan Indian Band councillor Homer Alexis welcomed all participants to the Games being held

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Figure skater Serena Woo of Vancouver displays her excitement to be taking part in the Winter Games. Special Olympics athlete Steven Linemayr (above), escorted by the B.C. Winter Games sergeant at arms Richard Schneider, brings the torch into the Wesbild Centre for its last leg of the torch run Thursday evening. on traditional land, while elder Virginia Gregoire offered a prayer in her native dialect. Vernon Mayor Rob Sawatzky welcomed the visitors to Greater Vernon with tongue firmly in cheek. “I apologize for the warm weather,� deadpanned Sawatzky. “I know you wanted cold, minus 20 temperatures but we opened the doors at city hall and let all of the hot air out.� Greater Vernon Games orga-

nizing committee president Akbal Mund, not one for making speeches, thanked the 2,434 volunteers, which drew raucous applause. “That’s what it’s all about,� said Mund. “It’s about them, keep clapping. Without them, the Games would not be possible.� The biggest applause was, naturally, saved for the athletes and coaches, escorted into the Wesbild Centre by Queen Silver Star royalty. The loudest cheer was reserved for the final team, the host zone, Zone

2 Thompson Okanagan During a lull to fix a microphone glitch, Kelowna female hockey player Kennedy Kneller said waiting to enter the Wesbild Centre was nerve-wracking. “Terrifying, actually,� laughed Kneller, 14. “You’re looking around and you want to make sure you don’t fall, don’t trip, don’t run into anyone. I thought it was great, though. The public support for us is overwhelming.�

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Olympian Julia Murray shows off the silver medal she won in the Ski Cross World Championships at the B.C. Winter Games Opening Ceremonies at Wesbild Centre Thursday night.

Game on Continued from A3 Just the opposite was Terrace female hockey player Ashley Kuehne, who was appearing in her second Winter Games (played badminton in her hometown in 2010), and has also been to the B.C. Summer Games as a softball player. “It’s going to be fun here in Vernon,” said Kuehne, a right winger with Team Northwest. “We’re hoping to win a medal.” The ceremonies, emceed by Global TV news anchor and Vernon native Randene Neill, showcased some of the North Okanagan’s spectacular talent. Pianist Brandon Schmor had the crowd clapping and their feet tapping with his rendition of the Captain and

Tennille’s 1954 Boogie Blues. The Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastic and Cirque Theatre Company wowed the audience with several spectacular routines, as did Accentz Dance Studio and the Seaton Secondary WL C-Tones choir, who sang a tribute to Doo-Wop. Conductor Toni Rose and the Second Wind Community Band provided musical numbers. Vernon hockey player Jenna Lazar read the athlete’s oath. For Vernon’s Toop family, they were part of the crowd who waited in line for more than half an hour for a seat. “I thought it was amazing,” said Nadine Toop, whose daughter, Brooke, is competing in hockey. “I cried when

my daughter came out.” Nadine’s mom, who recently moved to Vernon from Fort St. James, daughter, Blaire – who attended with a full leg brace and crutches, the result of recent major knee surgery – Blaire’s boyfriend River Deleff and Toop’s son Randall all thought the ceremonies were spectacular. “The Winter Games are amazing for Vernon,” said Nadine. “It does nothing but good for the community.” More than 1,100 athletes, 290 coaches and 170 officials from all over the province have been competing in 15 different sports over the past three days. The Games wrap up this afternoon with the closing ceremonies at 1:30 at the Wesbild Centre.

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B.C. Education Minister George Abbott announced Thursday that he intends to introduce legislation next week to end the dispute with public school teachers. The decision comes after labour ministry official Trevor Hughes reported that a negotiated settlement between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the government’s bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, would be unlikely. B.C. Liberal house leader Rich Coleman said the legislation could be presented as early as mid-week, but the debate on the provincial budget would take precedence until next Thursday unless there is an emergency situation. Abbott said legislative options are

being prepared that would reflect the government’s net-zero mandate of no wage increases for public sector employees. “We have three-quarters of public employees, with 100-plus contracts negotiated with the net zero mandate,� Abbott said. “We have to proceed on that basis.� The BCTF had proposed a three-year contract that would see teachers given a 15 per cent increase over that span. BCTF estimates the contract will cost an extra $300 million per year, however BCPSEA pegs that number at upwards of $500 million in the first year alone. Teachers across the province have been doing essential service only since September, refusing to meet with school administration, supervise students dur-

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ing breaks or complete report cards. Teachers have been without a contract since June 2011. BCTF president Susan Lambert said her earlier call for mediation in the dispute is an unusual step for any union. “Teachers are looking for fair alternatives, such as mediation or even arbitration, to help the parties find a resolution to this dispute,� Lambert said. Abbott said he would consider mediation for non-monetary issues, but with the two sides $2 billion apart on wages and benefits, that approach would not work for the monetary dispute. He said arbitration that would “cut the loaf in half � would not be consistent with the net zero mandate and the government will not consider it.

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Teachers across the province are planning a “day of action� Monday but it’s not expected to affect students. In Vernon, teachers are taking part in what Vernon Teachers’ Association president Bruce Cummings calls “rally around the schools,� taking place at all district schools. “So you can go to any school in the district, right at dismissal times and you should be able to find people walking around with signs, and we invite anyone who wants to join us,� he said. The signs will be emblazoned with “I� statements, with teachers expressing sentiments such as “I love teaching,� and “I give extra help.� Cummings said the day of action is not a political statement, rather it’s a way for local teachers to show that they are still in the classroom and still working with children. “We want people to know that we’re still teachers and we like doing what we’re doing.� The B.C. Teachers’ Federation planned the day of action to demonstrate dissatisfaction with the provincial government’s bargaining position after Minister of Education George Abbott said teachers will be legislated back to work. “We’re fully expecting legislation,� said Cummings, “but at the provincial level, we’re pushing really hard to get a mediator and if BCPSEA (B.C. Public School Employers’ Association) won’t agree, then we’re going to ask the Labour Relations Board to appoint one, even without BCPSEA’s say-so. “If not, we’ll be calling for an arbitrator — we want to pull out all the stops on not having legislation.� Cummings said he was pleased to receive a letter Friday from Vernon School Board chairman

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little dusting of snow Friday morning just seemed to be icing on the cake for a great beginning to the 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Greater Vernon. I know, I know, just last week I was ranting about all the snow coming at a time that should be all about the dawning of spring, but this weekend is different. It’s about the Games. It’s about putting on the best show we can and ensuring our guests have a great time. So a little snow is in order, if not ordered just for the occasion. I know local Games Glenn Mitchell president Akbul Mund knows how to gets things done but I don’t know if he is actually responsible for the white stuff on cue. But that’s just another sign of how well the Games were going on the first of four fun-filled days. I took in the opening ceremonies Thursday night at Wesbild and as emcee Randene Neill said on more than one occasion, they were “amazing.” The local talent on display was, well, amazing, and the speeches were short and sweet, thanks Rob and Christy, but right on and the lighting of the torch, although not glitch-free, was a pinnacle moment to kick off what should be a competitive but community-minded festival of sport. And then there’s the volunteers. Mund probably put it best when he said it wouldn’t happen without them, but that’s only half the story. From what I could see Thursday night it’s the way they were doing it that stood out as well – smiling faces and warm greetings at every turn and a celebratory feel surrounding the venues that was truly contagious. Including director of foods Steve Coombs working the microphone like a pro at the rec centre Thursday night while athletes and guests gobbled up a delicious beef dinner.

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Even one of my own kids, the younger one, got in on the volunteer spirit that drives these Games. Well, I believe his football coach suggested it would be a good idea but he went along with it. So he had to be at Wesbild at 6 a.m. Thursday morning to “move luggage and stuff,” as he put it. Of course someone had to get him there so I like to think I did one little thing to help, ahem, before going back to bed. No, I’m not expecting a medal or anything. Anyway, after I picked him up five hours later from his shift of helping hundreds of athletes and their stuff get from point A to point B, he was a little tired. “The buses,” he said. “They just kept coming and coming and.....” I laughed, he smiled, I think feeling good about doing something for others and the community, and we celebrated by taking him and his buddy Ben through the Wendy’s drive-thru for lunch. He also talked about all the people he knew that were helping out, including his grandpa who was apparently “sitting on a lawnchair,” although I’m sure he did other things too. It was nice to see a recognition on his part of what the Games are all about: a sense of community. Many of the speeches Thursday night reached out to the athletes to treasure the experience of the Games through competition, of course, but also through connecting with fellow athletes and learning about each other and likely even becoming friends, possibly for a lifetime. Right on. But that also goes for the residents of the host city itself and the volunteers and the officials and the coaches and the parents and the politicians and the entertainers and the....well, you get the idea. The Games provides a venue for connecting with other people in a feel-good environment that doesn’t come around too often. So to those who haven’t experienced any of the Games spirit so far, today is your last opportunity. Go for it, I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did. And for all those that helped make this wonderful event happen, thank you, and I’m also pretty sure you’re already feeling like you’ve been amply rewarded.

Obviously there are no promises here, but the fact that B.C.’s foremost politician has Vernon Jubilee Hospital on her radar is a good sign. Premier Christy Clark has stated that she is well aware of the overcrowding situation at VJH and she is feeling the pressure to have the top two shelledin floors completed. So that at least puts us in the running when decisions are being made for capital health dollars. But the reality is we’re not the only ones with our hands out. There are other B.C. communities facing similar overcrowding situations, some of which are faring in aging hospitals while we have our brand new tower. Then there are communities that have no operating hospital at all and have to drive hours to seek medical attention. But the fact that Vernon hit a new record of 193 patients in a day (ironically on the same day the B.C. budget was released) might put us a notch up on the priority list. Just to compare, in December the number of patients admitted daily was between 160 to 179, and those numbers are eight to 20 per cent over capacity. Then you have to consider all the surgeries that are being cancelled simply because there are no beds. Those cancelled surgeries added up throughout the Interior Health Authority and cost us $3.4 million. That was the fine issued to IHA for not meeting provincially mandated targets. One has to wonder how the government can expect us to meet such targets when we don’t have the capacity.


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he Harper Government crime bill is a huge mistake for many reasons: 1. Its crafters forget that most of the people sent to prison will be out one day. The point of legislation has to be trying to prevent future crimes, not getting revenge for crimes committed. 2. Surrounding someone who commits a crime with other people who have committed crimes will not automatically make any of them into good people. Prisons serve as training grounds for crime at least as often as they rehabilitate people. 3. People commit crimes for many reasons. There are hardened criminals who must be kept off the streets. There are also people with mental illnesses, bad home lives, and poor decision-making abilities for whom prison is not a helpful place. Eliminating the ability of judges to exercise discretion in sentencing, as this legislation does, prevents judges from making good choices to help these people find new lives. 4. Prison is not remotely like the world outside. Inmates do not make any decisions for themselves.

They do not cook or care for themselves. They live tightly regimented lives, controlled by guards and other inmates. Rehabilitation efforts must overcome a system forming people who cannot possibly live competently outside. The longer the sentence, the less likely is rehabilitation. 5. People leaving prison tend not to be wanted as employees, no matter how able they are. Creating a new life after years of life inside the walls is made tougher by the need to make a living. A prison sentence doesn't look good on a résumé. Plus, while one has been

SAYING THANKS To the Good Samaritan who returned my wallet. A young man and his family had just finished a day of activity on the ski hill and stopped to wash the dirt off their Jeep at Silver Star Car wash. There, they found my wallet, which unbeknownst to me, had fallen out of my pocket when I slipped on a patch of ice. They drove it to my home in Lavington to deliver it in person, knowing how upset I would be at losing it. Unfortunately, I was so surprised, since I hadn’t even realized it was missing, that I did not even catch his name. So, if you read this, please give the newspaper a call and leave a message with your name and phone number. Thank you very much. George Lee NO GRUMPY GRAMPA Sometimes we 85-year-olds shake our heads about the lifestyles of our young people. And then they trip us up.

in prison, others have been gaining experience and contacts that prison work-training programs can't always match. Seeing unemployment as punishment overlooks the problem: this forces former inmates to turn to the people they've just spent years living with, who will be pleased to support them in a life of crime. 6. The legislation, though it involves hundreds of millions of dollars in expenditure, is still drastically underfunded, leaving overstretched provinces to pick up the tab. This is a problem for the provinces. However, it's a greater chal-

Recently I came out of a local restaurant to find a flat tire. It was dark, cold and messy. As I fumbled with my cell to call BCAA, five young men came out and saw my problem. They identified themselves as Kal Tire employees and offered to change my tire, which they did in jig time. I went home and phoned my son in Victoria to tell him about these great guys. In conversation, I heard about my grandson with the long hair which I had long groaned about. He had cut it off and sent it to make wigs for cancer patients. So much for grumpy grampas. Malcolm "Mac" Macatee

SLOW CONSTRUCTION It was stated lately that a job in trades is the place to be. That is absolutely correct, if you want your job to be in Alberta. Here in B.C., things are a little slower in the work front. I have worked in construction for 15 years, and these last couple of years is the slowest I've seen it. So far my shop has lost several

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lenge for the already overcrowded prison system. Chances are, it will be solved partly by cramming more inmates into existing cells. This is dangerous for inmates, increasing the risk of abusive cellmates, and guards, who must care for prisons functioning far above intended capacity. 7. Still, the whole plan means more prisons, and they're going to be in somebody's backyard. Do you want one in your area? Don't support the legislation unless you think that you can host a prison in your town. 8. Mandatory minimum sentences tend to create longer court battles, because plea-bargaining is less advantageous. The justice system could barely move before. This legislation will slow things even more. Ultimately, the crime bill is about revenge, not about what's good for society. However, the cycle of vengeance ensures that society will suffer the consequences. We really need to turn to different sentencing options if we want a safe and healthy community. The Rev. Dr. William Harrison

apprentices to Alberta this year alone. Not only does Alberta pay more, with more guaranteed hours, but B.C. doesn't have the work to keep them here. It's fine for someone in an office in Vancouver to forecast what it's going to be like in seven years, but very rarely do these forecasts ever work out. Just ask any young teacher that was told 10 years ago that 'all the aging teachers would retire and leave a huge gap.' Shortly after the provincial Liberals were elected, they scrapped the entire apprenticeship board without any apparent good reason, and tried to implement an entirely new system that had numerous flaws. Today, they are still trying to play catch-up for that blunder. Apprenticeship is a form of working schooling. If you don't have enough hours, then you can't go on to the next level of training. In an environment of slow job creation, your choice is to leave the area or pick a new career. Best of luck, you'll need it. R. Symons

SMART METERS It came to my attention, by checking the list of municipalities, requesting moratorium on the issue of the "smart meter," that Vernon was not on it. Did we miss out on something? Is it not the responsibility of the mayor and city council, to make sure, that the citizens of Vernon are well represented? I sincerely hope, with the seriousness of the matter, that this was not overlooked. Sorina Jonker

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YOU AND THE LAW JUST CAUSE FOR FIRING AN EMPLOYEE By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Remember Vancouver’s July 15th Stanley Cup riots? It’s hard to forget the news images of torched police cars and upended vehicles burning brightly in the night, as revellers caroused and rioters looted vandalized stores in a crowded downtown. Many of the rioters could be identified from the TV footage and news photographs taken at the scene. With the image of Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics glory days as a beautiful city with a peaceful, inclusive party spirit in tatters, distraught citizens called for retribution, and police are continuing their investigations with a view to laying charges. One question that has arisen after the riots is whether a rioter could be fired for “just cause.” In fact, when can you terminate an employee immediately, without giving them notice or severance pay? In general, only severe instances of workplace conduct allow termination for just cause (and the employee may be entitled to be warned before being summarily dismissed). Examples of just cause include fraud and theft, intentionally disobeying your boss, ignoring a strict workplace rule, and drug or alcohol use that interferes with your job performance.

BC’s human rights legislation says that a person cannot be refused employment if convicted of an offence not connected to that employment (so an unjustly terminated employee might have some recourse under that legislation by filing a complaint with the tribunal).

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Ashton Creek residents are being urged to join the fight to save their school. There will be a public meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Ashton Creek Elementary to discuss the North OkanaganShuswap School District possibly shutting down the school because of declining enrolment. “I want that gym full of parents and community members,” said Diane Minaker, parents advisory council president. “I want students to come out and talk about

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More difficult are situations where the employee’s job doesn’t involve contact with the public and their involvement with the riots is less clear (perhaps they bragged about their presence on Facebook but didn’t actually participate in any illegal activities). What if the employer receives complaints based on the social media post and the complainants demand that the employer fire the employee? As mentioned, typically only very serious misconduct, even on the job, permits termination for just cause, so the bar is high for an employer, and much would depend on the actual facts.

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With the Vancouver rioters, in one specific case at least, the employer probably had “just cause” to fire his employee. In a widely distributed video, a UBC student was shown leaving a vandalized clothing store carrying stolen pants. She was fired from her job as a receptionist at a luxury car dealership in Vancouver after her sales manager received complaints about her behaviour during the riots and was shown the video. He said she dealt with cash, credit cards and personal information, and felt he had no choice but to let her go. The employee’s conduct was both incompatible with her employment duties, requiring honesty and personal integrity, and was also damaging to her employer’s business reputation – as evidenced by complaints to the dealership.

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but there’s currently 33 students in two, fourgrade split classrooms. Because of that, the district has suggested students may be transported to M.V. Beattie Elementary in Enderby in September. “Most of the families want the school to stay open,” said Minaker. “Some believe learning disabilities are handled better at small schools. I believe it’s beneficial to have different grades together. It’s very much a commu-

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But, basically, the off-duty conduct of an employee is their own business. Such conduct can only be used as “just cause” for termination if it is incompatible with the employee’s employment duties or would be prone to damage the employer’s business or its reputation. (Now that social media can widely broadcast an employee’s private inappropriate behaviour and provide a readily-visible link to their employer, it arguably makes it easier to prejudice an employer’s business). There may be specific things to consider in any particular case, such as collective agreements or individual employment contracts. As well,

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nity among the students at the school.” Enderby is 10 kilometres away from Ashton Creek school, but many students are another 20 to 25 kilometres away at Kingfisher and there is a concern among some parents about long bus rides for primary students. “Some parents have said they will move out of the area,” said Minaker, adding that could impact the longterm viability of Ashton Creek and Kingfisher. “It’s about keeping the community together.” Minaker recently made a presentation to the Riverside Community Club in Ashton Creek and she will meet with George Abbott, Shuswap MLA and education minister, March 2. “Ashton Creek school would be a great model for the B.C. education plan,” said Minaker. “The plan emphasizes multi-level learning and kids learning in the environment of their every day lives.” Parent Crystal Cunningham recently launched a petition asking the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District not to close the school. The petition is available at the Ashton Creek Store as well as numerous sites in Enderby — Kal Tire, Enderby Autobody, Gilbert Parts Depot, Central Hardware and Enderby Pharmacy. If people can’t make it to Wednesday’s meeting, they can also provide written comments on the school district website — www.sd83. bc.ca


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Frustration mounts over water download The Township of Spallumcheen is trying to stop the flow of provincial downloading of a local water district. The township has been informed by the ministry of forests, lands and natural resources operations in Victoria that it will be responsible for bringing the Fortune Creek Drainage and Diking District (FCDDD) up to the code of the Drainage, Ditch and Dike Act, and that assets of the FCDDD are to be transferred into the name of the Township of Spallumcheen by the end of 2012. “The province is downloading this, they’re saying it’s our responsibility to bring it up to code, here’s the code, here’s the act, now go and do it,” stated Spallumcheen Mayor Janice Brown at Monday’s regular council meeting. In a letter to Steve Thomson, forests minister, the township stated that the consequences of transferring the liabilities, assets and powers of a diking district would have significant financial impact for Spallumcheen. Under the Dike Maintenance Act, the inspector of dikes can make a diking authority repair or remove a dike, inspect records in connection with the construction and maintenance of dikes and carry out audits. Diking authorities may not build a new dike without authorization from the inspector. Failure to follow an inspector’s order is an offence subject to a fine of not more than $200,000, and if it’s a

continuing offence, a fine and hits all of these propof $200,000 per day for erties. At the coast, they’re each day the offence is all contained. continued. “I’m sure they don’t “There are 45 proper- realize the Fortune Creek ties on the Fortune Creek Diking Board is a bunch Diking District with no of owners that have access to looked after them and their properties they have with sandbags no equipand cleaned it ment, they and done it to can’t do it,” the best of their said Brown ability.” of bringPart of the ing the diktownship’s frusing district tration is the Janice Brown up to code, lack of commuwhich would nication from also have to involve the the province. Ministry of Fisheries as “When they first said riparian areas would be this would happen three affected. years ago, they were The FCDDD recent- going to put a team ly was denied a flood together and indicated protection grant of they’d send somebody $175,000. out here to tell us what Brown and members we need to do, what it’s of council plan to meet going to cost, that there with Shuswap MLA would be grant money George Abbott March 2 and we’ll work togethto discuss the matter. er,” said Brown. “We “I’m sure they (prov- applied for the grant, ince) don’t understand they turned it down and what our diking is,” said no assessment has been Brown. “It runs for miles done.”

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Times have changed – and so has the retirement age

Unlike their parents, baby boomers may not necessarily be working towards the goal of retirement. Many individuals have found fulfilling careers they want to continue developing past the age of 65. Some are even planning on starting a second career after “retirement.”

Retiring later may mean you may be able to wait longer before transitioning to strategies that protect your nest egg. On the other hand, if your dream is pursuing a new passion or to start a small business after you “retire,” you may need to save additional funds in order to avoid financial stress.

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Instead of focusing solely on their own needs, baby boomers place a great deal of emphasis on leaving a legacy and helping family members reach their goals. Through efficient tax and estate plan strategies, boomers are able to fulfill their own retirement objectives while making sure they can still leave a legacy to care for their families.

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WITS: Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit is currently working with seven elementary schools within the North Okanagan and facilitating the WITS program. The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with peer victimization. WITS represents 4 strategies individuals can use when faced with conflict. WITS also provides a common language for adults, both in the school and in the community, enabling them to communicate positively and proactively about peer victimization and to respond effectively to requests for help. Although this is a school based program talking about WITS at home teaches children to apply these strategies beyond the school walls. While parents want to help their children develop strategies to resolve peer conflict and victimization, they are not always sure how Imagine if every child knew that they had the right for their voice to be heard.

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to do this. Children who are the victims of harmful peer conflict may be reluctant to seek help because they are ashamed or afraid. Individuals who experience issues with conflict because they are chronically aggressive toward their peers may not realize they have a problem and thus fail to seek help. While it is important to encourage individuals to come to us if they need help, we can also educate ourselves on signs that problems might be taking place. For more information on bullying and WITS, contact the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit 250-550-7840 Here is an e-mail from a happy mom to Warren Smith, the Rural Program Co-ordinator who introduces WITS to students in rural elementary schools. Warren, I wanted to share a story with you.... Last week, the vice-principal of our local elementary school called me to advise one of the boys in the kindergarten class had punched another child in the face. The dispute was over ownership of a snowball. When the child came home from school, I asked him what had happened and he told me he was punched. I said “So what did you do then?” The child said “I used my WITS.” “What’s that?” I asked him and he replied “I walked away and told the teacher.” I told him “Good job, buddy, that is exactly how you should handle it.” So, good job to you too, Warren. All the hours you put into teaching the WITS program is helping shape these little people into good little citizens. Jim Patenaude Manager, City of Vernon Safe Communities Unit

Signs your child is being victimized: • complains of headaches or nausea • is anxious about attending school or favorite activities • has a decline in school achievement • has missing or broken possessions • has unexplained injuries • is unusually quiet, sullen or distracted • has unexpected temper tantrums • is easily frustrated and argumentative Bullying is not all about the victim. It is just as important to treat the issues that are causing an individual to be a bully. Signs your child has chronic aggression: • gets into physical or verbal fights often • is frequently sent to principal’s office or detention • has extra possessions or money that cannot be explained • is quick to blame others or use negative words to describe them • is easily frustrated or argumentative • Has a need to win or be the best at everything When parents help children process strategies to deal with conflicts, they: • empower their children to stand up for themselves • show they are available to help solve problems • teach your children the skills they need to solve problems before they escalate Tips to share with your children If it’s hard to stand up for yourself, ignore the bullying, walk away and tell someone who can help. • Get funny! Humour shows you’re not bothered. • Be assertive, not aggressive; fighting back makes the bullying worse. • Remember that telling is not tattling. • If you walk away and get help, you are part of the solution. If you stay and watch, you are part of the problem. • Put yourself in the other kid’s shoes. Would you want to be picked on or left out? • Apologize to the kids you have bullied. • Be a real leader. Treat others with respect.

Cyberbullying

Workplace bullying and harassment

Cyberbullying is a growing problem as more and more people become immersed in the digital world. Cyberbullying is an illegal activity. Individuals are not always aware of the consequences of their actions. Knowing what cyberbullying is and talking about the seriousness of it may prevent an individual from engaging in cyberbullying or from being victims of or silent bystanders to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying often looks anonymous. It does not occur face-to-face so cyberbullies think their online identity is unknown but phone numbers and Internet addresses can be traced. It is often more harsh. Cyberbullies say things online that they wouldn’t say in person. Electronic messages can be easily sent to a workplace, school or community or posted on a website for the whole world to see forever. What can you do to get involved? • Keep computers in a shared space in your home -- not in a child’s bedroom. • Learn everything you can about what your children do online. Be familiar with any profiles (e.g. Facebook), web pages or electronic journals (blogs) they use. • Know your child’s passwords. • Teach your children to never post online or send in a text message anything that they wouldn’t want the entire world to see or read. • Discuss the importance of treating others with kindness and respect when sending electronic messages, not just in person. • Encourage your child to come to you if someone says or does something online to make them feel uncomfortable. What to do if you are victim of cyberbullying: Cyberbullying can have negative consequences, such as low self-esteem and work and or school avoidance. If someone tells you that he or she is being bullied online: • Listen and provide support • Save the evidence: phone and Internet records can be traced • Tell the bully to stop, if their identity is known • Report the incident(s) to work or school administrators • Notify the police

Although we think that Bullying is only confined to the school yard it can take place just about anywhere and at any age. Bullying and harassment in the workplace can result in: • higher turnover and absenteeism • higher rate of on the job injuries that could result in increased WorkSafe costs: • decreased productivity and a poisoning of workplace culture • client dissatisfaction • legal action and costs Workplace bullying includes: • public humiliation, personal insults and name-calling • spreading rumours, gossip or innuendo • constant criticism • over-monitoring with malicious intent and undervaluing of effort • refusing to delegate or purposefully ignoring, excluding or withholding information • deliberately sabotaging or impeding work performance • trying to intimidate. Employers should check with their teams and provide an easy, confidential way to talk about workplace challenges. Managers and employees can keep their eyes open for: • an increase in grievances and complaints • change or decline in work performance of an individual or work group • increased stress, tension and poor morale • increased symptoms of fear and absences from work

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A16 Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star

February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

WITS: Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit is currently working with seven elementary schools within the North Okanagan and facilitating the WITS program. The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with peer victimization. WITS represents 4 strategies individuals can use when faced with conflict. WITS also provides a common language for adults, both in the school and in the community, enabling them to communicate positively and proactively about peer victimization and to respond effectively to requests for help. Although this is a school based program talking about WITS at home teaches children to apply these strategies beyond the school walls. While parents want to help their children develop strategies to resolve peer conflict and victimization, they are not always sure how Imagine if every child knew that they had the right for their voice to be heard.

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to do this. Children who are the victims of harmful peer conflict may be reluctant to seek help because they are ashamed or afraid. Individuals who experience issues with conflict because they are chronically aggressive toward their peers may not realize they have a problem and thus fail to seek help. While it is important to encourage individuals to come to us if they need help, we can also educate ourselves on signs that problems might be taking place. For more information on bullying and WITS, contact the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP Safe Communities Unit 250-550-7840 Here is an e-mail from a happy mom to Warren Smith, the Rural Program Co-ordinator who introduces WITS to students in rural elementary schools. Warren, I wanted to share a story with you.... Last week, the vice-principal of our local elementary school called me to advise one of the boys in the kindergarten class had punched another child in the face. The dispute was over ownership of a snowball. When the child came home from school, I asked him what had happened and he told me he was punched. I said “So what did you do then?” The child said “I used my WITS.” “What’s that?” I asked him and he replied “I walked away and told the teacher.” I told him “Good job, buddy, that is exactly how you should handle it.” So, good job to you too, Warren. All the hours you put into teaching the WITS program is helping shape these little people into good little citizens. Jim Patenaude Manager, City of Vernon Safe Communities Unit

Signs your child is being victimized: • complains of headaches or nausea • is anxious about attending school or favorite activities • has a decline in school achievement • has missing or broken possessions • has unexplained injuries • is unusually quiet, sullen or distracted • has unexpected temper tantrums • is easily frustrated and argumentative Bullying is not all about the victim. It is just as important to treat the issues that are causing an individual to be a bully. Signs your child has chronic aggression: • gets into physical or verbal fights often • is frequently sent to principal’s office or detention • has extra possessions or money that cannot be explained • is quick to blame others or use negative words to describe them • is easily frustrated or argumentative • Has a need to win or be the best at everything When parents help children process strategies to deal with conflicts, they: • empower their children to stand up for themselves • show they are available to help solve problems • teach your children the skills they need to solve problems before they escalate Tips to share with your children If it’s hard to stand up for yourself, ignore the bullying, walk away and tell someone who can help. • Get funny! Humour shows you’re not bothered. • Be assertive, not aggressive; fighting back makes the bullying worse. • Remember that telling is not tattling. • If you walk away and get help, you are part of the solution. If you stay and watch, you are part of the problem. • Put yourself in the other kid’s shoes. Would you want to be picked on or left out? • Apologize to the kids you have bullied. • Be a real leader. Treat others with respect.

Cyberbullying

Workplace bullying and harassment

Cyberbullying is a growing problem as more and more people become immersed in the digital world. Cyberbullying is an illegal activity. Individuals are not always aware of the consequences of their actions. Knowing what cyberbullying is and talking about the seriousness of it may prevent an individual from engaging in cyberbullying or from being victims of or silent bystanders to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying often looks anonymous. It does not occur face-to-face so cyberbullies think their online identity is unknown but phone numbers and Internet addresses can be traced. It is often more harsh. Cyberbullies say things online that they wouldn’t say in person. Electronic messages can be easily sent to a workplace, school or community or posted on a website for the whole world to see forever. What can you do to get involved? • Keep computers in a shared space in your home -- not in a child’s bedroom. • Learn everything you can about what your children do online. Be familiar with any profiles (e.g. Facebook), web pages or electronic journals (blogs) they use. • Know your child’s passwords. • Teach your children to never post online or send in a text message anything that they wouldn’t want the entire world to see or read. • Discuss the importance of treating others with kindness and respect when sending electronic messages, not just in person. • Encourage your child to come to you if someone says or does something online to make them feel uncomfortable. What to do if you are victim of cyberbullying: Cyberbullying can have negative consequences, such as low self-esteem and work and or school avoidance. If someone tells you that he or she is being bullied online: • Listen and provide support • Save the evidence: phone and Internet records can be traced • Tell the bully to stop, if their identity is known • Report the incident(s) to work or school administrators • Notify the police

Although we think that Bullying is only confined to the school yard it can take place just about anywhere and at any age. Bullying and harassment in the workplace can result in: • higher turnover and absenteeism • higher rate of on the job injuries that could result in increased WorkSafe costs: • decreased productivity and a poisoning of workplace culture • client dissatisfaction • legal action and costs Workplace bullying includes: • public humiliation, personal insults and name-calling • spreading rumours, gossip or innuendo • constant criticism • over-monitoring with malicious intent and undervaluing of effort • refusing to delegate or purposefully ignoring, excluding or withholding information • deliberately sabotaging or impeding work performance • trying to intimidate. Employers should check with their teams and provide an easy, confidential way to talk about workplace challenges. Managers and employees can keep their eyes open for: • an increase in grievances and complaints • change or decline in work performance of an individual or work group • increased stress, tension and poor morale • increased symptoms of fear and absences from work

Let’s stop bullying NOW!

This, too, is bullying. Let’s stop it NOW.

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SMOKE

B&E

WATER

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noon play, losing 8-0 to their arch rivals from Zone 4, Fraser-River In today’s teenage text lingo, Delta. The gold-medal tilt goes they are BFFs having a blast at the today at 10:30 a.m. BCWG. The Thompson-Okanagan Zone Translation: Samantha Krenus, 2 girls, including goalie Emily Olds, Ali Vanier, Rachel Gauthier and Teigan Moore, Dayce Knopf and Audrey Sturgess are best friends Maddie Powls, were 2-1 after an forever literally kicking up their 8-1 loss to Fraser Valley Saturday heels at the B.C. Winter Games in morning. Kiana Wong netted the Vernon. Zone 2 goal. The fun-loving members of Moore pocketed 2+1 Friday Team Fraser Valley in ringette had afternoon as the Thompson90 minutes to kill before their Okanagan brushed back Vancouvernext game Friday afternoon at Squamish 6-3 before 200 raucous Civic Arena. In between applying fans shaking cow bells and blowing touches of make-up while sharing fog horns. a tiny dressing room mirror, they Kiana Pak, Stephanie Russo, were giving encourTaigan Radonske aging shoutouts to and Wong also other teams hitting scored for the Zone the ice. 2 girls. “Rachel, Ali and I “It’s nice hav— Teigan Moore are all from Langley ing a noisy crowd; and we’ve been playit makes it more ing together since we were five,” fun,” smiled Moore. “I didn’t really said Krenus. “Audrey is our goalie have any expectations, but it’s really from Surrey and we haven’t known exciting being part of the Winter her all that long, but we love her.” Games.” The Valley girls are bunking Lights were out at 9:30 Thursday down in a Grade 2 class at Silver night at Silver Star School, and Star Elementary, where they are Moore and mates were up at 4:50 also feeling the love. a.m. for a 5:30 breakfast at the rec “They drew posters with first centre. place written on them,” said Krenus. “I thought we were the more “We left them thank you notes. We intense team,” said Pak, asked what all signed our names.” the difference was in Zone 2’s win. In between games, are the girls “We started getting some picks checking out the male athletes? because we didn’t want do the same “Hell yah,” deadpanned thing all game.” Gauthier. Pak was one of the smarter ath“We’ve got some digits and letes at bed time, doubling up some we’re going to the dance at the mats. Best Western Lodge tonight,” added “I slept good. It was just hard to Krenus, who brought a foamy to get to sleep because there were so enhance her beauty sleep. many little noises.” The Fraser Valley Zone was In female hockey, where Zone 2-1-1 going into Saturday after- 2 has Vernon athletes Ali Roine, Morning Star Staff

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Deven Schmidt (left) and Matthew Young, both of Vernon, work their brooms in curling action Friday morning at Vernon Curling Club.

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Leigh Kiryliuk of Kelowna digs deep in B.C. Winter Games badminton play Friday at Fulton Secondary. Jenna Lazar and Brooke Toop, the Thompson-Okanagan team was 1-1 going into Saturday action at Wesbild Centre. Roine scored twice and Toop had 1+2 as the Zone 2 crew stuffed North West 5-0. Taylor Finnie of Kamloops and Cassie Laturnus of Kelowna scored in Zone 2’s 5-2 loss to Fraser River Delta. “We worked hard, we just go play hard for the full 60 minutes and get more pucks to the net,” said Roine, an alternate captain. For Toop, who plays Bantam Super League with and against boys, the Games competition was a challenge. “It was really tough, but a lot of fun,” she said. “It was a very past pace and for my first game of the year against girls, things went pretty good.” Toop’s male teammates from the DCT Chambers The Guys Plus One Bantam House league planned to cheer her on Saturday. Alicia Voss of Fraser River Delta, whose team used an empty-net goal by Marisa Chau with 15 seconds left to seal the deal, was satisfied with her team’s play. “I think we need to be more consistent,” said Voss, a Richmond product. “It was a good start. We’re getting to know everybody better. We all know where the open ice is and we have wheels.” Figure skating fans were treated to some stellar performances at Priest Valley Arena. Amanda Wright, 15, of the Oak

Bay Figure Skating Club, sported a head band as she prepared for her short program to a song entitled The Race. “I do a double lutz, double toe, lay-back spin and a footwork sequence,” said Wright, competing in pre-novice. “I’m really excited because I’ve been skating real well in practice.” Connie Kapak earned Vernon’s first gold medal in the girls 400metre speed skating event Friday. She finished in 42.76 seconds, a fraction ahead of Prince George’s Callie Swan (42.83). In curling, Amy Edwards’ North Okanagan rink stole singles in ends six, seven and eight to upend Fraser River — Amy Delta 6-5 Friday morning at the Vernon Curling Club. “That was a little bit scary, but the teams were evenly matched,” said Edwards, a Grade 11 VSS student who curls with third Shayna Doll of Salmon Arm and front enders Sydney Hofer of Vernon and Kylie Tokairin of Enderby. Edwards is thrilled to be competing on home ice. She even gets to bunk in her school. “It’s curlers, biathlon and archery at VSS – I feel very safe with the archers and biathletes there,” she laughed. “I like being here. Definitely staying in the schools is a bonus.

It’s my school, so I know where everything is. I feel at home here.” Aside from opening with a huge comeback win, Edwards says the opening ceremonies have been the highlight so far. “It was crazy. There were so many people and it was a great experience just watching the torch come in.” On the boys side, Armstrong skip Brendan Cliff fell 8-5 to Travis Cameron’s Fraser River Delta crew in his Friday opener. Cliff, a Grade 10 PVSS student, had a shot at a triple takeout for the win with his final stone, but was slightly outside on his line, and gave up a deuce. Regardless of how Edwards the weekend goes, Cliff, who watched from the stands as an alternate at the 2010 junior provincials, is just happy to be competing. “Just to be here with my own team this time, in a provincial setting, is pretty exciting,” he said. “If we don’t win gold, it would just be cool to win a medal.” Cliff is backed by third Brendan Chapple and a front end of Deven Schmidt and Matthew Young. The Richmond-based Cameron rink is pretty hard to miss on the ice, as their bright neon orange toques can probably be seen from space.

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Jason Holmes (facing right) of Coldstream gets into position to throw Fernie’s Liam Teetzel in B.C. Winter Games judo action Friday at Kalamalka Secondary. JULIE MELANSON PHOTO

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Timmerman triumphs Continued from A21 “We were supposed to wear orange for Zone 4, so we decided to go with orange toques,” said lead Maverick Kilbride. “I’m happy we went with them because that’s what everyone knows us for now.” Zone 4 third Chris Coulson said Friday’s win was a big confidence booster. “It was a good game; both teams played really well. The fact that we came out on top against a team we thought was pretty good was quite a morale booster,” said Coulson. Added lead Daniel Gao: “We’ve been looking forward to this ever since we made it in December. We’ve been pumped up the entire time.” From sweeping brooms and throwing rocks at the curling club, over at Kal Secondary, spectators were treated to an endless succession of leg sweeps and hip throws in judo action Friday. Hayley Timmerman, a Grade 8 VSS student who trains with the Vernon Judo Club, was beaming after she claimed silver in her weight class. “My first match, I was holding down a girl who was older and a higher belt, so that was a big accomplishment for me,” said Timmerman, who joked she probably would have

preferred to sleep in her own bed. “Sleeping in the classrooms on the floor...is not comfy at all,” she grinned. “I got up at four this morning. There were a lot alarms going off. Kind of hard to sleep.” Timmerman doesn’t mind a little sleep deprivation given all the new friends she is meeting. “When you come here, you get to know a lot of people...a lot more Facebook friends.” Devin Dunlop, a Grade 9 Seaton student, is loving the judo slumber party at Kal. “The opening ceremonies were pretty fun, but it’s probably the pillow fights you have in your dorms,” he replied, when asked about his favourite part of the Games so far. Dunlop and fellow Vernon Judo Club member Jason Holmes, a 15-year-old Kal student, were both 1-1 in their opening matches Friday. Holmes had 15 other competitors in his division alone. “It’s pretty stiff,” said Dunlop, when asked about the talent level. Like most of the host athletes, Holmes appreciates the familiarity of competing on home soil. “It makes me feel quite relaxed because I’m at home. I have friends and family here,” he said.


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Jerred Smithson was in a hurry Friday night. Rush to the Nashville Predators’ dressing room. Pack up his equipment bag, grab some clothes and toiletries from home. Head to the airport for a flight to Carolina, where he will join his new NHL team, the Florida Panthers, for a Saturdaynight game. Smithson was kind of numb, but getting used to the first trade of his hockey career as he answered his cell 30 minutes before his flight to Hurricane territory. “It’s a shock to the system,” said Smithson, a 33-year-old Vernon product. “I spent seven years here and I enjoyed every day. (GM) David Poile called me and it was a quick conversation. I had an idea something might be happening because my ice time had been going down lately.” Smithson, who has played 526 NHL games, spent five seasons of Major Junior with the Calgary Hitmen and went undrafted, sign- — Jerred ing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings. He joined Nashville early in the 2005-06 season and finished with 36 goals and 86 points, along with 313 penalty minutes, with the Preds. “No hard feelings,” said Smithson, used primarily as a defensive forward and penalty killer by head coach Barry Trotz, a Vernon summer resident. “They were great to me and gave me an opportunity when other teams wouldn’t.” In exchange for Smithson, the Predators get a sixth-round pick in this summer’s entry draft. With Patric Hornqvist coming off injured reserve and the strong play of youngsters Nick Spaling and Craig Smith, the Preds were overflowing with forwards. Smithson had recently been moved from centre to the wing.

Said Poile on the Preds’ web site Friday night: “Jerred has done so much for our franchise. He’s one of the longest tenured players in our history. He was part of that group of players who helped bring us from expansion team into a competitive era. Obviously he’s been a big part of our playoff success in recent years and in my mind scored arguably as important goal as any in franchise history – that overtime winner at Anaheim in Game 5. “His role has started to diminish more this year with a lot of the younger players doing some of the same things – Spaling playing center ice, Smith playing a lot of center ice; guys killing penalties like (Gabriel) Bourque and (Matt) Halischuk and Spaling. I think we’re helping Jerred and putting him in a better place in his career, and at the same time, we’re offering an opportunity and a challenge to our existing players that they can now play a little bigger role here.” Smithson, whose phone was overloaded with calls and texts from teammates, Smithson friends and family Friday, had one goal and five points in 52 games this season. He was a minus seven. He will be reunited with former teammates like Vernon Viper grad Mike Santorelli, Scottie Upshall and Marcel Goc in Florida, where the 27-20-12 Panthers trail the Winnipeg Jets by one point in the Southeast Division. “I think I’ve only played there twice in my career, but I’m excited to be in that playoff push I’ve got used to in Nashville, and I definitely want to go through that again.” The Panthers host the Montreal Canadiens Sunday night. “I just hope they aren’t expecting me to score goals,” deadpanned Smithson, a 6-foot-2, 197-pounder, whose father, Bernie, was recently in Nashville for Father’s Week.

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The Vernon Panthers played some of their best basketball of the season, rallying to upend the Oliver Hornets 66-54 at the Okanagan Valley Senior AA Girls Championships Friday in Kamloops. The win advanced the Cats to Saturday’s championship game against the host Sa-Hali Sabres. It also earned them a berth in the B.C. championships, March 7-10 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. “We are extremely proud of our girls and the fight they showed,” said Bobby Mitchell, who co-coaches the Cats with Lonny Mazurak. “To be down 20-plus points and compete to

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in nine points. Karley supplied a career-high 20 rebounds. On opening day, VSS snuck past the Okanagan Mission Huskies 58-50. “This was a grind from the start,” said Mitchell. “We trailed by eight after the first quarter and both teams were in serious foul trouble all game long.” VSS hit the break leading by nine points, but were unable to extend it. Blundell dialed up a clutch three-pointer with less than two minutes to go, putting Vernon up by six, which pretty much sealed the win. Leier pocketed a career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds, while Blundell finished with a dozen points and Heather Campbell added seven. “This was the per-

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With their B.C. Hockey League playoff hopes already in limbo, the Vernon Vipers took another blow Friday night as they fell 6-4 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Island Savings Centre. The 27-24-1-2 Snakes trailed the 28-21-1-3 Chilliwack Chiefs by three points for the final Interior Conference postseason berth heading into their Saturday-night tilt against the 29-18-1-2 Powell River Kings at Hap Parker Arena. Chilliwack had a game in hand. Cowichan, third in the Coastal loop at 32-161-6, raced out to an early lead on goals by Jacob Charles (19th) and Brayden Sherbinin (9th), who scored with 18 seconds to play in the first period. Vernon head coach Jason Williamson said Sherbinin’s goal should not have counted as he felt the Capitals had iced the puck on the play. “They (officials) were very inconsistent and their explanation of calls they blew...when they blow calls, there’s no consequence. It’s tough to swallow,” he said. Williamson was also irate after Viper captain

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The North Okanagan Knights were left looking for a split after they fell 3-2 to the Kamloops Storm in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series Friday night at McArthur Island Arena. The teams tangled in Game 2 Saturday night, with Games 3 and 4 set for Monday and Tuesday night respectively at Nor-Val Sports Centre. “What really let us down was our special teams,” said Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette, after his team went 0-for-6 on the powerplay. “It was better for us to play 5-on-5 than give us a man advantage.” The Knights’ Mateja Leko opened the scoring 7:32 into the first period, taking a smart breakout pass from

d-man Nathan Browne and using his speed to cut in from the wing to beat Marcus Beesley (38 saves). “He (Browne) hit the guy going hard with some speed,” said Mallette. “Our dee did a decent job of moving up with the play.” Kamloops responded 27 seconds later on a goal by Tyler Jackson, and went ahead in the second period on an absolute rocket slap shot by Mattia Bortolotto. D-man John Saunders joined the rush and helped set up North Okanagan’s second goal by Josh Wickenheiser with seven minutes left in regulation. Ryan Skinner buried the winner just over a minute later. “We were a bounce or two from making it very interesting,” said Mallette.

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A pair of Vernon Kokanee Swim Club grads are in a record breaking kind of mood at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships at the University of Montreal. Erin Miller, now with the University of Alberta Golden Pandas, set a CIS championship record in the 100-metre butterfly Thursday, finishing in 59.12 seconds.

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“I finally got this gold medal,” an elated Miller told CIS media. “I had reached the podium four times in this event. And to break the CIS record on top of it, it’s a great way to kick of the competition.” A day later, Vernon’s Savannah King, who competes with the UBC Thunderbirds, went a step further, clocking a Canadian record 4:02.76 in the 400 freestyle. In other opening day action Thursday, King collected bronze in the 200 free with a 1:57.56. In Friday competition, Miller struck gold

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Township supports water projects ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Spallumcheen council has unanimously backed bids by one of its water districts to conserve water and test chlorine levels. The Steele Springs Waterworks District has applied for two grants totalling more than $21,000 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. One grant, worth $18,000, is to use wireless radio communication from its remote reservoir to its pump-

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Lumby has backed away from the contentious issue of sex offenders. Council has decided not to pursue changes to federal policy so the sex offender registry is made public. “I have concerns about civil liberties. I’m concerned about vigilantism,” said Coun. Jo Anne Fisher. The previous council had supported calls from the City of Greenwood to make resi- Jo Anne Fisher dents aware of people listed on the national sex offender registry. Current council was deadlocked in a 2-2 vote to send the matter to the Southern Interior Local Government Association for consideration. “I wanted everyone else to decide,” said Coun. Lori Mindnich of why she supported forwarding

the motion to SILGA. Building Inspection Tax Proposed It’s unknown whether Lumby will support a new tax to cover regional building inspection services. The Regional District of North Okanagan is asking participating jurisdictions to add a tax to cover building inspection costs because revenue from fees has decreased due to the downturn in the economy. “We’ll take two weeks to consider it but it’s a difficult time to be coming to the vilNick Hodge lage and asking for a new tax,” said Coun. Nick Hodge, adding that many residents are facing financial challenges. A building inspection levy would translate into a one per cent increase in village taxes. All jurisdictions except for Vernon and Coldstream receive building inspection services from RDNO.

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

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found that he can buy 1,000 caps at a time from Safeway for $30 or from Wal-Mart for $28 if he calls the pharmacist first and orders them. Buying 200 caps usually costs around $12.99 so buying them in bulk saves seniors about $34 for each 1,000 caps needed. The long delayed Community Dental Clinic is still on the way with renovations to the new Pat Black office started. At last count the waiting list is 450 people signed on for care. However, the Urgent Care Program is available for low income people who are in severe pain with nine to 11 people being served per week. This service is performed by our local dentists at little or no cost and from April to December of last year 87 people were treated to services worth more than $75,000. All of those dentists that participated in this service are to be thanked. If you have ever expe-

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250-545-2226. Finally the province announced on Valentine’s Day that a senior’s advocate will be appointed after consultation with seniors as part of a comprehensive action plan. This response came after many reports, countless recommendations by committees, including the Premiers Council on Aging, and the lobbying of all sorts of seniors organizations for change and in particular appointing an advocate for seniors. It may be that the Ombudsperson’s 400 page report on seniors and the problems they face, released also on Feb. 14, finally tipped the scale. It may also be that the large population of seniors in B.C., most of whom vote, finally registered with the current provincial government. What ever the reason, their Action Plan for Seniors is looking good and is available on their website at www.seniors.ca. If you have any comments or ideas please call me at 250542-7928 or e-mail blackmail1@telus.net.


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Parents of teens about to get behind the driver’s seat have a chance to help prevent crashes. The Vernon Secondary Parent Advisory Council is hosting a workshop for parents with teens preparing to be drivers. The workshop, facilitated by Ed Howard of Vernon Safe Communities, takes place Tuesday, at 7 p.m. in the VSS library. The workshop will provide parents the knowledge and resources to manage their child’s learning experience to help them become safe and competent drivers. It is also designed to provide practical information that walks parents through a number of effective strategies that they can implement with their teen. Interested parents are asked to phone 250-5426920 to register.


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In the past few years Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to enjoy quinoa in many recipes. Quinoa, a grain, originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, where it was successfully domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption. The nutrient composition is very good compared with common cereals, as quinoa contains essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Today it is also highly appreciated for its high protein content (18 per cent) and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it a complete protein source. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, and is high in magnesium. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to white rice or couscous. It is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. A favourite cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups (I use less) of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking 10 to 15 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta). As an alternative, one can use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa, treating it just like white rice (for both cooking cycle and water amounts). Vegetables and seasonings can also be added to make a wide range of dishes and chicken or vegetable stock can be substituted for water during cooking, adding flavour. It is also suited for vegetable pilafs, complementing bitter greens like kale. If one of your new goals for this year is to improve healthy eating, then quinoa is the perfect addition to any diet. Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf 1/4 cup quinoa 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, chopped 1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 egg 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon water

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1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 large cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large red onion, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil Bring the water, bouillon cubes and garlic to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Discard garlic clove and scrape quinoa into large bowl. Gently stir chicken, onion, bell pepper, olives, feta cheese, parsley, chives and salt into quinoa. Drizzle with the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Stir until evenly mixed. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold. Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Burgers 1/2 tsp. ground cumin seed 1 tsp. ground coriander seed 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1-1/2 cups cooked quinoa 1/2 cup mashed cooked chickpeas + 2 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. ground chia seeds or egg replacer 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. dried basil leaf 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaf 4 tbsp. tapioca flour OR wheat flour Salt & pepper to taste Heat non-stick frying pan on med. low. Dry-roast cumin, coriander, paprika and garlic powder, stirring, 5 min. Blend all ingredients in bowl or food processor. If you have time, chill mixture for hour or so before forming into patties, for a firmer patty. Divide burger mix into 8 equal portions and form into 3 inch patties. Fry in a little oil on medium heat, 5 - 10 minutes each side, until browned and firm. To freeze: Place uncooked patties between sheets of wax paper on baking sheet and freeze. Store in freezer bag or plastic container and cook as needed (thaw in fridge or microwave). Quinoa burgers make a delicious meal served with roasted potatoes or a hearty soup like pinto bean soup. For a perfect summer meal, add all your favorite veggie burger fixings, corn on the cob, and potato salad. For a light meal, skip the bun and fixings. Serve these quinoa burgers with steamed veggies or a green salad.

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Myna Skinner, local coordinator for the event. “This greeting is a daily reminder that harmony as a people is rooted in peace and welcome. “To be able to live in harmony is a blessing from God for which the people of Malaysia give thanks.” Along with the theme, the women of Malaysia call fair and just governance the basis for peace and harmony in the social order, saying, “In the midst of such diversity, tolerance and harmony, fair and just governance

for all is vital. It is our prayer that all races, ethnic groups and religions will work together for religious harmony and a just and integral development for everyone.” All are welcome to the World Day of Prayer service to learn more about Malaysia and its culture and heritage. World Day of Prayer takes place Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. For more information, please contact Skinner at 250-542-2438 or the church office at 250-545-0797.

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t was a perfect beach day: hot, a clear sky, warm water, and great company in the form of my oldest son who was with us for part of our recent adventure to Panama. My youngest was on his own journey to Australia with his lovely gal pal. Travelling with kids is always special no matter what their age. The trips we were able to take were very enjoyable because of the youthful keen sense of curiosity which took us places we may have skipped on our own. We were ready for the afternoon of sunshine, sea and siestas. We lathered up with 60+ sun screen since Panama is near the equator and hot. Oh my, it was warm — 34 degrees every day. My wavy hair curled with the humidity and I learned to appreciate why Panamanians move at a slower pace and enjoy siestas. With lots of water, snacks and books, towels and beach mats we were ready to enjoy a lazy day. It was similar to when he was a young lad, only this time there were differ-

ent toys. We had boogie ing books and it was boards to try riding the Harry Potter. He would waves. On Okanagan read one and then I Lake when they were would read it and then shorter, we always had his brother would. a bag ready This time we for the beach were sharing of various Hemingway. sizes of plastic We discontainers to cussed make sand the book, creatures. We Hemingway’s spent many life, my son’s summer days influences, enjoying hopes and Michele Blais dreams. And Paddlewheel Park, mostly because I shared mine and to of the trees that offered be able to do this with shade to the shore, the someone young who playground, tennis, vol- loves you and who is so leyball and basketball full of hope and endcourts. All it cost us less possibilities is very was sunscreen and our encouraging. packed lunch. They Our kids remind us were great days where to be playful, no matter you came home happy our age or theirs. We and tired. played in the waves as The times we can the tide came in and it get our adult children was so much fun tryalone is special; like ing to ride the perfect mine, others are living one, or failing and in different communitrying again. Getting ties, or so busy that soaked, falling and as a few hours, days or always playing again weeks together become and again. Laughing, very precious. giggling, what ever It’s a chance to really you call it, it made for connect and see how a great day. Relaxing, they are doing as they playing, this is about share what is going on, our life balance. really going on instead Our conversation of just “I’m fine.” flowed through the day The last time we to a variety of topics, were on the beach and as we sat there on together we were sharthe beach in a Central

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Community Calendar FEBRUARY 26 MODEL AIRPLANE SHOW The Vernon Radio Control Aeromodelers Society will display model aircraft Feb. 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. 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. CHERRYVILLE INDOOR FARMERS’ MARKET Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherryville Community Hall. Handmade, homegrown and home-prepared goods. Live music, kids zone, hot lunch. For more info., contact Heather at farmersmarket@cherryville.net

Feature Event: Capsule College presents Cuba, Choirs and Friendship

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inging is a joyful experience at the best of times but, combine it with a sultry Cuban band in an exotic locale with other Canadian and Cuban singers who have become fast friends and what more could you ask! Donna Phillips presents this opportunity Thursday, March 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for the first of the Capsule College talks at Halina Centre, in Vernon’s Rec Centre. She will talk of her experiences with the Jibacoa Canada–Cuba Friendship Choir and thrill us with photos and information on the restoration of Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site! Admission at the door: $7 or $20 for the series; students, $4. Funds from these public presentations allow the Vernon University Women’s Club to provide two $1,500 scholarships annually at Okanagan College Kal Campus.

Petroleum Industry.” Visitors and new members welcome to express their views on this subject. Call Nadine at 250-549-1479. ZUMBATHON AND SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER Ladies VERNON PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT & AWARENESS Group World in Vernon March 2 from 6-7 p.m. Silent auction open for meets Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Guest bidding Feb. 27 to March 2 until the Zumbathon starts at 6 p.m. speaker Dr. Denis Lavoie, urologist, “Prostate Cancer Recurrence: Local businesses have graciously donated to the silent auction Investigation and Treatment Approaches.” All welcome. items and Zumba instructors from Ladies World have donated their WATERSHEDS, FOOD SECURITY & CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE time to putting on the Zumbathon for the evening. Fundraiser is for Hosted by the Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party Association, this UBCO international relations major Kay Nguyen’s volunteer trip to event features Dr. Hans Schreier from Faculty of Land and Food Bolivia with the UBC Okanagan Global Youth Volunteer Network Systems, UBC, explaining how communities can manage water to Team in May for a month. offset effects of agricultural intensification, urban expansion and THE SOCIETY FOR OPEN LEARNING AND DISCUSSION Feb. 27 competing demands. Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the People Place in room 6 downstairs. Ave. Admission by donation. O u r PRO LIFE THRIFT STORE BIG $1 SALE All children’s, women’s o w n and men’s winter clothing on sale. All pants, sweaters, jackets for B e r k only $1 a piece. Where else can you get good quality clothing for S h a w so little money? Don’t miss this unbeatable sale, Feb. 27 to March • Show Home Quality w i l l 3. We are at 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777 for more info. • Commercial/Residential p r e s - FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second • Interior/Exterior ent and and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. • Staining/Custom Refinishing lead a OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School • Kids Rooms g r o u p wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are 13 years qualified experience • Work guaranteed discus- welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership s i o n fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a Susan Weeks • 250-308-1451 on “the brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. www.susanweekspaintedhouse.com HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. SPRING BREAK CAMPS Practices held every second and fourth Monday We Learn, PARK CAMP We Build, We Play AMUSEMENT at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For • Campers create a new ride each day • Mar. 19-23 ~ 9am-12pm ~ $145.60 ~ Age 5-11 more information, call Gordon at 250-549-1608. with...

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Heath of Plants, planting medium and natural soils. Visitors most welcome to attend. For more info., please call 250-549-2189. IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT WORKSHOP Parents, do you have a teen approaching driving age? The Vernon secondary school Parent Advisory Council presents In the Driver’s Seat Workshop for Parents of Teens and New Young Drivers Feb. 28, 7 p.m. VSS library. Car crashes can be reduced by 1/3 when parents take an active role. Provided by BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Young Divers Programs and the City of Vernon/RCMP Safe Communities Unit. Call Wendy at 250-542-6920 to register. Materials provided. LUNCH WITH KEVIN FALCON Lunch with Honorable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Finance & Deputy Premier of B.C. Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Green Hotel. Topic: “Budget 2012.” Falcon calls the economy “the single greatest challenge facing the province today.” Lunch sponsored by KPMG. To register contact the Vernon Chamber of Commerce at 250-5450771, info@vernonchamber.ca or visit www.vernonchamber.ca. PREGNANCY SUPPORT Every Tuesday we offer a drop-in from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including lunch. We offer free and confidential service to help you have a healthy baby. We are at 2902-29th Ave. Gratefully accepting double strollers, maternity and infant clothing donations. ICAN OF NORTH OKANAGAN International Cesarean Awareness Network holds monthly support and information meeting. ICAN is for all who are striving to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education; who need support for cesarean recovery; or who want to promote or learn about vaginal birth after cesarean. A safe place to share birth stories, ask questions, receive advice, find and give support; as well as find resources. Meetings every fourth Tuesday of the month. Join us for coffee and great conversation at 7 p.m. at Talk’n Donkey. Info.: Shantelle at 250-545-4372, icanofnorthokanagan@gmail.com or see www.icanofnorthokanagan.com CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Provides a caring environment for family members of a loved one with Feb. 28, general meeting 7:30 p.m. Come out a mental illness to share your hopes, fears, experiences and knowledge and meet the new executive. with other family members supporting a loved one with a mental illness. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY Feb. 28, You are not alone. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every noon. Topic: Canadian Art in the 20th Century. month at the Mental Illness Family Support & Information Centre, Approx. 1 hour. Drop-in session. Admission room 301, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Call Dianne at 260-3233. by donation. At 3228 - 31st Ave. Call 250-545- MADD MEETS Mothers Against Drunk Driving meets the last Tuesday 3173 or see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com of the month at 7 p.m., at the Best Western Inn, corner of Leckie and VERNON & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB MEETS Hwy 97 N., Kelowna. Call 769-6235 for info. Feb. 28, Vernon Arts Centre, 2704 A Hwy 6, TUESDAY’S TOGETHER 55+ ladies group meets at the Seniors’ 7:30 p.m., behind Science Centre in Polson Park. Drop-in at 1751 Glencaird St., fourth Tuesday of the month, for a Speaker is Debbie Morris from Blue Mountain social 1 to 3 p.m. Call Olena at 547-8866. Nursery. Her topics will be The Ecological ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Okanagan Centre Vernon, meets at Okanagan Science Centre, downstairs, Feb. 29 at 7:15 p.m. Speaker is member Bryan Kelso talking about Stonehenge Installations. We will also have a demonstration for new members and guests on telescope basics starting 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting. 3205 27 STREET Public is welcome at our RASC meetings so please come VERNON, BC V1T 4W8 250-503-0787 • asnspreschool@gmail.com early for the telescope basics talk and ask any questions.

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our musicians walked on them and the viola and cello of stage rather drably and uncer- Christine Vlajk and Jacob Braun emoniously on Wednesday respectively. afternoon at the Performing Arts It was delicious. And everyone Centre, but as soon as applauded with glowing they took up their instruenthusiasm when the final ments, magic occurred. movement, allegro molto, The Penderecki quasi presto (basically, String Quartet opened very fast) ended. the North Okanagan Then came the work of Community Concert modern Polish-born comAssociation’s first preposer, Dr. Norbert Palej, sentation of 2012 with currently assistant profesBeethoven’s String sor of composition at the Christine Pilgrim University of Toronto. Quartet in G Major, and the spellbound audience If Palej’s pre-recorded hardly dared breathe for fear of introduction to the piece had not missing any one of the delicately been played over the theatre speakplaced notes. ers, his De Profundis, commissioned It was magnificent from start to by the Penderecki String Quartet, end. Each of the four movements also comprised of university profesbuilt on its predecessor –– first the sors, might have been inaccessible. Allegro, then the adagio cantabile. It opened with violent chording and Only Beethoven and violinists proceeded to groan, moan, screech Jeremy Bell on his A.S. Bernadel and thunder from the depths of (1854) instrument and Jerzy despondency, based on Psalm 130. Kaplanek on his Antonio Casini The psalm begins, “Out of the (1680) violin could have topped depths have I cried unto thee, O that. And they did, with a scherzo Lord...” that danced back and forth between See PENDERECKI on page B6

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Members of the W.L. Seaton Secondary C-Tones Choir, Silken Smart, left, Candice Lipski, Emma Dorval, Brooke Ritchey and Zoe St-Jean, perform a medley of doo-wop songs at the opening ceremonies to the B.C. Winter Games at Wesbild Centre Thursday.

Our kids continue to impress at annual auditions Morning Star Staff

Our kids have proven once again that they are alright when it comes to musical talent. As other former finalists of the local Our Kids Have Talent competition performed for the opening ceremonies of the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon Thursday, as well as with the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan performances around the valley this weekend, auditions for the fourth annual music competition resulted in 12 finalists in what is normally the top 10. The auditions, held at the Parish Hall at St. James School in Vernon last weekend, saw a number of contestants –– both bands and individuals ages eight to 18 –– perform to the three judges: Juno nominee Nancy Nash, local singer/keyboardist/instructor Betty Ann Northup and guitarist/MACE frontman Jackson Mace. “The talent was mind boggling and absolutely impossible for our three judges to select 10 winners. They couldn’t in all good conscience just choose one over the other,” said OKHT founder and organizer Kath Raeber, adding the results ended up in a three-way tie. “We had a lot of bands this year –– more

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2011 Our Kids Have Talent finalist Abby Gregori, with Dan Marcelino, both of 2Step Closer, perform at the B.C. Winter Games opening ceremonies Thursday night at the Wesbild Centre. than ever before –– and four of them ended up in the finals.” Support for the youth was also evident with the approximately 2,000 people filtering in and out of the venue over the 14 hours, two days of auditioning.

“It was really fantastic with that great support for the kids,” said Raeber. The musicians next make their way to the finals, which will be held at ORA Restaurant in the Vernon Prestige Inn, March 31. All of the top 12 will perform and awards will be given

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to the top three, along with prizes in other categories. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the show will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 (adults), $10 (youth eight to 18), available at the Bean Scene, call 250 938-2231, or pay online at www. ourkidshavetalent.com. Here’s the list of finalists: Bands: 1. Amistad (Aiden Andrews, Carson Bassett, Nolan Bassett, Craig Matterson and Brent Matterson) 2. Better Than Average (Brent Matterson, Will Friesen, Shane Ranger) 3. Gallon’s Corner (Connor Whiskin, Avery Podsnikoff, Jim Lagerquist, Tyrell Fraser) 4. The Shags (Derek Rush, Evan Aasen, Ryan Boesel) Individuals: 5. Megan Lauridsen 6. Jesse Mast 7. Beamer Wigley 8. Bjorn Kriel 9. Olivia Penalva 10. Megan Abel Duos: 11. Haley Blais & Kiki Babbel 12. Lancen Harms & Cassie Little

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The Penderecki String Quartet, featuring Jerzy Kaplanek, left, Jeremy Bell, Jacob Braun and Christine Vlajk play the Performing Arts Centre Wednesday.

Penderecki permeates Continued from page B5 The musicians’ faces morphed from smiling, inspired by Beethoven’s masterpiece, to frowning. As I jotted down adjectives to describe their mood, I imagined the Woman in Black wandering the corridors of the abandoned home of her drowned son in the horror movie/play of the same name. “Discordant, plaintive, sinister, fearful, piercing, out of sorts with itself, reviled, howling, exhausted, shivering, isolated, abandoned, abject, monstrous, violent, eerie, ogred and goblined, disfigured, bizarre, grotesque,” I scribbled. Kaplanek, playing first violin in this instance, was almost out of his seat, peaked with emotion. Then came the call from the viola (Vlajk) and the response from the second violin (Bell) as they moved in seamless transition to express Oscar Wilde’s reappraisal of his life from his prison cell at Reading

Gaol. What a soundscape to Wilde’s epic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Palej’s music would make. More images: agony, damp drip of water, rats, despair, then moments of hope as in Psalm 130’s last verse, “And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.” The piece ends as it began, with strident chords and then, silence. Self-described symbolist, Claude Debussy, recovered spirits after intermission. Stacatto dances brought smiles once more to the faces of the gracious Penderecki four whose interplay was immaculately precise and piquant, as they plucked strings on the off beat. The third movement smelled of meadows, flowers and bees, and the fourth echoed the haunting theme that permeated the whole. NOCCA’s next concert March 12, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., features the Elmer Iseler Singers.

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A legend before the fall actor who wants to be a film star. You are a film star who n 1956 Marilyn Monroe wants to be a great actor and (Academy Award Best this film won’t help either of Actress nominee Michelle you.” Williams) traveled to England Monroe, an insecure and to shoot The Prince and the needy woman, was already Showgirl, with renowned succumbing to the forces actor/director Sir Laurence around her. Sexually exploited Olivier (Best Supporting Actor on and off the screen and nominee Kenneth Branagh). unable to cope with the direcTwenty-three tors’ pressure to “just -year-old Colin be sexy. Isn’t that Clark (Eddie what you do?” Redmayne) is hired However, the as the third assistant magic of Marilyn director, a job which shines, creating as he describes as “a much turmoil for gopher.” Clark keeps the people around a diary that becomes her, as herself. Clark first, the 1995 book, becomes her confiTaylor & Howe dant, someone she The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, feels is honest and then the Oscar nominated “on her side.” The story he film, My Week with Marilyn. tells is of an enchanting and Monroe was considered to fragile starlet. be at the peak of her career We say, “watch it.” at this time and was certainly HOWE: I knew very little a superstar. However, as this about Marilyn Monroe and I film points out, there is a difalways thought, what’s the big ference between stardom and fuss? Yes, she’s beautiful, but respect as an actor. she didn’t seem like anything With her performance in special. the Prince, Marilyn, by way TAYLOR: I think part of of using method acting, was Marilyn’s magic was her presattempting to become a serience. As her assistant states, ous actress. Young Clark sums “When Marilyn gets it right, up the crux of the contenyou just don’t want to look at tion between the starlet and anyone else.” the bullying director nicely HOWE: Clark, the narrator when Marilyn asks, “Why of the story and the writer of is Laurence so mean?” He the book, does a great job of answers, “Because he is a great delving into Marilyn’s world.

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Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe stars in Simon Curtis’ film My Week With Marilyn. TAYLOR: Yes, there are tiny clues to her past peppered in the script. Her mother was in a mental institution, she didn’t know her father. Michelle Williams’ amazing performance cemented the portrayal of Monroe as damaged. HOWE: Williams is perfect, spotlighting how Monroe needed to be loved, comforted and seemed to be always seeking escape. When she was not having fun, her darker side reared its ugly head, the drugs, the drink, the child-like insecurity. TAYLOR: Williams deserves her Oscar nod.

She doesn’t quite look like Monroe, but her voice and her mannerisms were studied. Bravo. HOWE: This is an excellent movie, beautifully shot, top notch acting all around and giving us an insight in to a movie icon. Marilyn was more than just beautiful. Taylor gives My Week with Marilyn 4 breathy giggles out of 5. Howe gives it 4 screen legends out of 5. My Week with Marilyn is currently playing at the Vernon Towne Cinema.

Ron Roy, Anne Mercer, Susan Neilly, Gary Neilly, Brenda Hala, Jennifer Braun, Kevin Kienlein, and Robert Rutherford. The public will have an opportunity to meet with the photographers at the opening reception March 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Coatcheck Gallery, located in the lower foyer of the Performing Arts Centre. Some of the photographs are for sale.

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Purchase inquiries may be made through each individual photographer and there is a catalogue and contact list available at the Coatcheck Gallery. Camera Club meetings are held on the sec-

ond and fourth Thursdays of each month. Anyone is welcome to drop in to the informative meetings, which start at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park.

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Camera Club members show Perceptions at Coatcheck form this eclectic mix of images, from high quality black and white and colour prints, to digitally altered images. Photographers featured in Perceptions are Ken James, Nina Westaway, Megan Noonan, Leigh Lennick, Martin Lennick, Lyle Larrigan, Karen Larrigan, Ray Arlt, Christine Molendyk, David Wallden, Denise Callander, Ian Bull,

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The Vernon Camera Club presents its latest exhibition and photography sale, Perceptions, at the Coatcheck Gallery in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre now through April 30. Perceptions features a large collection of prints from 20 of the Vernon Camera Club’s members. The photographers have been capturing moments throughout Vernon, the Okanagan and beyond to

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Directed by Matt Brown Run dates April 25 - 29 and May 1 - 5, 2012 We will require two males, one age 25 - 45 years of age and one 50 - 70 years of age.

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Reading: March 4 7:00 pm @ Powerhouse Theatre For more information www.powerhousetheatre.net Powerhouse Theatre is a member of Theatre BC

★ Vernon Town Cinema ★ Movie Information Line 250-545-0352 www.vernoncinema.com Home of the Vernon Film Society ★ Sunday, February 26, 2012 ➠➠➠ Thursday, March 1, 2012 ★ MATINEES SUNDAY ★ ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) minutes - 9:25 AM Sunday ★ 88 THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN (PG) ★ 107 minutes - 10:55 AM Sunday MIRACLE (G) 107 minutes ★ BIG 12:45 PM Sunday ★ MATT DAMON: WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) ★ 124 minutes - 2:35 PM Sunday ★ SHOWING NIGHTLY EXCEPT THURSDAY MIRACLE (G) 107 minutes ★ BIG 4:40 PM Nightly except Thurs. ★ THE DESCENDANTS (PG) 116 minutes PM Nightly except Thurs. ★ 6:30 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (PG) 99 minutes ★ 8:30 PM Nightly except Thurs. ★ CEDAR BRIDGE SCHOOL PRESENTS THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? ★ QUEEN OFShowing Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 PM With Guest Speaker. Admission $5.00 ★ ★ • ADULTS $7.50 • SENIOR/CHILD $5.00 • TUESDAY - ALL SEATS $4.50 ★ • MATINEES - ALL SEATS, ALL AGES $4.50

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It’s that time of year when music students throughout the community prepare for festival season. In Vernon, the local branch of the Registered Music Teachers Association is holding its annual festival for students of voice and piano, which culminates with a concert open to the public. This weekend, voice Maria Fantini students are at All Saints Anglican Church to perform for vocal adjudicator Maria Cristina Fantini. Hailing from Toronto, Fantini is a classically trained soprano who began studying voice at age 13, attending high school at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, where she specialized in music theatre and sang with a number of local rock bands. After completing a bachelors in music at York University, she made the move to Vancouver, where she was accepted into the masters of operatic performance program at UBC. She has been active in the opera community since graduating, performing in Opera Nuova’s 2004 production

of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio and in Vancouver Opera’s 2006 production of Gounod’s Faust. Fantini also owns her own music school (Blue River Music Studios) and produces events, workshops and recitals, and fronts Canada’s foremost operatic bluegrass trio Fantini, Wood & Wells. Piano students from Grade 1 on up Sandra Friesen take over All Saints Monday to Thursday to perform for adjudicator Sandra Joy Friesen. In her final year of the doctor of music piano performance program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Friesen has made the music and composers of Canada a focus in her career. As part of her doctoral work, she is currently forming a pedagogical resource for piano technique and notation in Canadian repertoire, and presents lectures and workshops on Canadian music, including in Mexico and Brazil, as well as performs. Awards will be handed out at the gala concert March 4 at 2 p.m. at All Saints, 3205- 27th St. Admission by donation.

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t may be more both adults and children. than150 years The original novel itself old, but Herman is available through the Melville’s classic novel ORL in both print and Moby Dick continues to CD formats (unabridged fascinate. on 18 discs!) The story –– In the of Captain Heart of the Sea Ahab, so by Nathaniel crazed by Philbrick his desire (910.9164). In to find and this National destroy the Book Awardgreat white winning title, whale Moby the author Maureen Curry examines the Dick that he is prepared 19th-century to sacrifice everything, Pacific whaling industry including his life, the through the arc of the lives of his crew memsinking of the whaleship bers, and even his ship, Essex by a boisterous has been the basis of sperm whale, an incident many books and even an that inspired Melville’s opera. classic Moby Dick. Who can forget –– Why Read Moby Gregory Peck facing Dick? by Nathaniel down his nemesis in the Philbrick (813.3). After 1956 movie adaptation? examining the backIn honour of this ground history to the great tale, and its opera writing of Moby Dick, debut in Canada (by the Philbrick now sets his Calgary Opera), I have sights on the novel rounded up a selection itself. He skillfully naviof Moby Dick-related gates Melville’s world titles in the Okanagan and illuminates the Regional Library for humour and unforget-

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table characters in his masterpiece, finding the thread that binds the narrator Ishmael and Captain Ahab to our own time and, indeed, to all times. –– In Search of Moby Dick: Quest for the White Whale by Tim Severin (910.9164). Severin has specialized in retracing famous historical or fictional voyages and journeys (Tracking Marco Polo, In Search of Genghis Khan, and the Ulysses Voyage), and in this book, he travels to the South Pacific in search of the great white sperm whale immortalized in Melville’s Moby Dick.

In the Philippines, Severin accompanies hunters who jump on the backs of manta rays and whale sharks to set the hook, and in Indonesia, he follows the hunt for the sperm whale, using a hand-thrown harpoon. References to Melville and his book are made throughout this wellwritten and interesting travel adventure. –– The Whaleship Essex: the True Story of Moby Dick by Jil Fine. This title is part of the Survivor series for children, featuring high interest stories written with easy-to-read

vocabulary. A variety of graphics, photos, and maps help bring the story of the Essex to life for younger readers. –– Whales of Atlantis: In Search of Moby Dick (DVD Junior). Part of the Jules Verne Adventures series for children, this 53-minute DVD follows a five-month expedition aboard the French tall ship Belem. Explorerfilmmaker JeanChristophe Jeauffre and his crew retrace expeditions in search of the sperm whale, ultimately photographing some in a remarkable undersea encounter.

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It has been over thirty years since human insulin has been available for diabetics. Before that, insulin was obtained from the pancreases of slaughtered cows and pigs. These insulins were not exactly the same as human insulin and did cause some adverse reactions in some diabetics. When human clinical trials are done on new medications, two groups of people are compared: One takes the actual drugs while the other group receives a placebo (a lookalike product that contains no drug). The larger the number of people studied, the more reliable the results are. Also, the drug group has to show a definite improvement over the placebo group otherwise the drug won’t be marketed. if you wake up in the morning with a sore or stiff neck, it could be due to your pillow. Since we spend six to eight hours a day on the pillow, make sure it is the right one for you. There are many “therapeutic” pillows on the market. Some are shaped to support the neck better and keep the spine in alignment. It might be the answer. Two breeding grounds for bacteria are your computer keyboard and your bedtime pillow. Because hands transfer bacteria easily, keyboards harbour lots of them. Giving them a quick wipe with a damp cloth will clear some away. As for the pillow, give it a good wash in the washing machine a couple times a year. In these days of fast-paced, computerized times, it is nice to know you can drop into the pharmacy and speak directly to a phamaicst in person. It is a good feeling for us too! We hope to see you visit our pharmacy soon. Have Your Prescriptions Filled With Us

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• Vernon Club • Silver Star Club

For more information, please go to the websites:

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AssisƟng Women’s TransiƟon House

Debby Hamilton, ExecuƟve Director of Vernon Women’s TransiƟon House spoke to the Rotary Club of Vernon’s meeƟng about the caring and important work that is done at the Vernon Women’s TransiƟon House. It’s mission is “Women will live with dignity and respect, free from violence and abuse.” A key funcƟon is to provide temporary shelter and support for women and their children who are undergoing transiƟon in their family life. This support includes referral to appropriate agencies, assistance in aƩending appointments, and in Įnding housing for the women and children in the TransiƟon House and to follow up with them aŌer they leave the TransiƟon House where requested. Ongoing support and assistance includes supporƟve counselling in the short term and assistance to Įnd intensive counselling services. Awareness eīorts involve providing informaƟon to groups and organizaƟons on the needs of women in transiƟon.

Silver Star: Tuesday, 6:45 am•Vernon Golf Club Armstrong Rotary: Tuesday, 6:00 pm•Anchor Inn Vernon Rotary: Wednesday, 12:10 Vernon Lodge Kalamalka Rotary: Thursday, 12:10•Vernon Lodge New Members Welcome

Rotary Member Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Edward Jones Occupation: Financial Advisor Family: Wife Assunta Rotarian

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Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2000!

Rotary Member Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Silver Star Carpet Cleaning Occupation: Owner Family: Wife Judy Rotarian

Paul Harris Member Randy Kazemir and Pam Owen present a cheque on behalf of the Rotary Club of Vernon for $500 to Debby Hamilton .

Isn’t Polio a thing of the past? Readers of a certain age will remember their parents worrying when summer vacaƟons came in the 1950s that their children might contact poliomyeliƟs and prohibited their children from going to beaches or to quaranƟned houses. Polio vicƟms became lame, some needed to go into iron lungs, and some died. Rotary has been a spearheading partner in the Global Polio EradicaƟon IniƟaƟve since 1988, along with WHO, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and PrevenƟon. While Rotary had hoped to be able to proclaim the world polio free in 2005, Rotary club members worldwide are cauƟously celebraƟng a major milestone in the global eīort to eradicate polio. India, unƟl recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, has gone one year without recording a new case of the crippling, someƟmes fatal, disease. India’s last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal State in January 2011, down from 42 cases in 2010 and 741 in 2009. “The achievement of a polio-free India for a full year is a signiĮcant step towards a polio-free world, an example as to what can be accomplished no maƩer what problems need to be overcome,” says Canadian Rotarian Robert S. ScoƩ, chair of Rotary’s InternaƟonal PolioPlus CommiƩee. The last three countries in the world not yet polio free are Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. However, because non-endemic countries remain at risk for cases imported from endemic countries, immunizaƟons in India and other endemic and at-risk countries must conƟnue.

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Club: Vernon Rotary Polio can be transported in 24 hours as Occupation: Denturist simply as a polio vicƟm geƫng on an airplane or Family: Wife Pam Rotarian walking across a border. Neighboring Pakistan, W.D. Brian Butt RD, BPE which has reported 189 cases so far for 2011, Pleased to be a Rotarian and serving Denture Clinic is a major threat to India’s conƟnued polio-free Vernon & District for 8 years! 250-260-1774 status. Last year, an outbreak in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced geneƟcally to Pakistan. Rotary Member The Bill & Melinda Gates FoundaƟon is also a key supporter of the iniƟaƟve having Club: Kalamalka Rotary contributed US$355 to the Polio EradicaƟon Employer: Investors Group Occupation: Investment & Project. “If we all have the forƟtude to see Insurance Advisor this eīort through to the end, then we will Family: Wife Naomi, daughters Rotarian Andy Erickson Jacqueline & Stephanie eradicate polio”, said Bill Gates Smallpox is the Įrst communicable disease Pleased to be a Rotarian since 2005! that has been eradicated in the world and when Polio EradicaƟon is achieved, polio will be the second disease that will be eradicated.

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Club: Silver Star Occupation: Dentist Family: Wife Judie, daughters Katie (22), Laura (17), and son Michael (20).

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987!

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Craig Goplen 250-545-4466

THE FOUR WAY TEST: “BUSINESS ETHICS” Of all the things we think, say or do. Rotarians and state government leaders in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, vaccinate children against polio during a NaƟonal ImmunizaƟon Day in 2011. Photo courtesy of the India PolioPlus CommiƩee .

Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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Harbercraft hones cutting edge GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor

WestWinn Group has added a sharp new tool to its arsenal as it aims to further solidify its status as an elite sportfishing boat builder in North America. The Vernon-based manufacturer, builders of Harbercraft and Kingfisher all-welded aluminum boats, unveiled its new MultiCam CNC router cutting system Thursday afternoon at its Centre of Excellence production facility on the north end of Swan Lake. “This new cutting system supports our growth strategy of creating the leading allwelded brand in North America, right here in Vernon,” said Byron Bolton, WestWinn CEO. The MultiCam unit is used for cutting full aluminum sheets for the building process. It is faster, more accurate, offers greater versatility and creates less waste than the manufacturer’s previous cutter. It also incorporates a suction system to hold the aluminum sheets in place, meaning workers no longer have the hassle of clamping materials in place. Given the ultra-competitive nature of the boat building industry, Brian Penner, WestWinn’s product development leader, says it is essential to stay abreast of the latest innovation, and to continually invest in new technology. Installation of the new MultiCam began in November. “We’ve been waiting a long time, so it’s pretty exciting to get this machine operating,” said Penner. “It improves cut quality and versatility. We can add holes and slots that will ease the assembly process. “It will improve what we’ve already got, but it will also give us the opportunity to do new things because of the increased cut quality and cleaner edges. “Better, faster, more precise. As the guys take the parts to build the boat, this will give you very precise edges, and the closer the fitting parts, the better the weld.” Mike Clements, WestWinn’s production manager, says CNC router cutting system

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Mike Clements (from left), Brian Penner and Geoff Collins of Westwinn Group, builders of Harbercraft aluminum boats, show off the precise cutting capabilities of their newly unveiled MultiCam CNC router cutting system Thursday afternoon at the Vernon plant. technology has been around for more than a decade, but only in more recent years has it become more prevalent in the boat manufacturing industry. He adds the company’s growth is now at a stage where it makes sense to use it. “We’ve been looking at this technology for

quite some time,” said Clements. “It’s a large investment to bring a machine like this into the plant. You have to be able to keep it busy and get the benefits out of it. “It’s a very demanding market out there today...and we need this piece of equipment to make that high-quality product.”

WestWinn Group employs around 65 workers at its 53,000 square foot Vernon plant, which was built in 2009. They currently produce more than 40 niche-specific boat models for the North American sportfishing market, including lake, river and ocean vessels.

Valley First celebrates 65th anniversary with charity challenge Morning Star Staff

It started out as a company with just 51 members and less than $1,000 in total assets in 1947. From those humble beginnings 65 years ago, Valley First has developed into one of the Interior’s leading financial institutions, and is a division of B.C.’s third largest credit union – First West. “Over the last 65 years, Valley First has built a reputation as a great place to do business, a great place to work, and a

great neighbour,” said Paulette Rennie, Valley First president. “Throughout our growth, serving our members, caring for our employees and strengthening our communities has remained at the heart of everything we do.” With nearly 50,000 members, Valley First offers services throughout the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions. As part of its anniversary celebration, Valley First is challenging members and employees to donate 6,500 pounds of

food to the Feed the Valley program by the end of 2012. The Valley First branch that gathers the largest weight contribution will donate $6,500 to its local food bank. Donations can be made at any Valley First branch or insurance location. In 2011, Valley First and its employees donated more than $320,000 to various charities and community organizations as well as volunteering more than 1,000 hours of their own time. Additionally, Valley First raised more than $100,000 through the Feed the Valley campaign.

Guest Professor - Monday, February 27 @ 7pm - Schubert Centre (3505 30th Ave) Watersheds, Food Security & Climate Change Science World acclaimed soil scientist brings science perspective to global and local food production in changing watersheds threatened by depletion, waste and climate change. Professor Schreier has many international awards for his scienti¿c research and ability to communicate about mountain watersheds.

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DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM NOTICE TO RESIDENTS 2012 - 2016 Financial Plan In accordance with Section 166 of the Community Charter, the District of Coldstream will be holding an open house on the proposed 2012 – 2016 Financial Plan. TIME AND PLACE: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Council Chambers 9901 Kalamalka Road All residents of Coldstream are invited to attend and review the plan. Council and staff will be present to answer questions and receive comments and input from the residents on the proposed plan. A copy of the plan is available on the District’s website at www.districtofcoldstream.ca, or at the Coldstream Municipal Hall. Trevor Seibel, CA Director of Financial Administration

hings are looking up, these days. Gas prices tution. Use the loan money to pay your debts, – up. Electrical costs – up. Heating bills – targeting credit cards and other high-cost nonup. deductible debt first. ‘UP’sets like this can cripple your cash flow, You could also obtain a line of credit based on and figuring out how to cope with them can the equity in your home or other assets, usually really get a person down. So, here are some pracavailable at a very favourable interest rate. tical ways to find the extra money you need to Arrange a revolving line of credit to cover cushion those unavoidable financial upsets you overdrafts on your bill-paying chequing account. face every day. You’re coping financially right now, but what What not to do – If you find yourhappens if you’re hit by a serious illself a bit short at bill-paying time, do ness or a huge house or vehicle repair not fund the shortfall by making a bill? Once again, do not tap into your withdrawal from your RRSP, or get a RRSP, and avoid dipping into your savcash advance on a credit card. Here ings. Instead, consider setting up an is why: You’ll pay income tax on your emergency cash reserve, typically equal RRSP withdrawals, meaning that if you to three months’ income, or if your job take out $5,000 and are in the 40 per is iffy or seasonal, make that five or six cent tax bracket, you’ll add $2,000 to months’ net income. your tax bill. You’ll also diminish the Turning your emergency fund into Andy Erickson potential tax-deferred growth that the an investment in a money market $5,000 would have contributed to your retiremutual fund, guaranteed investment certificate ment lifestyle. (GIC), that are tax-free savings account (TFSA) If your retirement is 30 years away, that $5,000 eligible, or government savings bond that will withdrawal will cost you $45,313 in tax-deferred protect your capital, deliver a decent interest rate growth (assuming eight per cent compound and let you withdraw your money quickly, with annual growth). little or no cost as needed. If you use your credit card to get that $5,000, Price and rate upsets are a fact of life, but you you will probably pay interest at 18 per cent, can cushion the effects when you’re financially or more. That adds up to $978 in yearly interprepared. Keep your spirits up and your costs est, and if you don’t pay the balance all year and down by talking to your financial advisor. you’re in the 40 per cent tax bracket, you’ll need Andy Erickson is the division director with to earn $1,630 just to pay the interest. Investors Group, Vernon. This article is provided Instead, consider consolidating your debt for information purposes only. Consult with a prothrough a lower-rate loan from a financial instifessional advisor before implementing a strategy.

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NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION: LAVINGTON

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Community Futures North Okanagan is offering a seminar to help businesses understand how the federal government does its purchasing. The free event, aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses, goes Friday, March 9, 1 to 4 p.m., at Community

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When: February 15 to March 31, 2012 We will be making electrical system improvements in the Lavington area from February 15 to March 31. The area affected is Highway 6 at Ricardo Road to Highway 6 at Duremeadow Road including all side roads, Headsgate Road, Lewis Road, Bluenose Road, School Road, Learmouth Road, Brewer Road.

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To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to periodically interrupt electrical service for approximately 30 minutes at a time. The outage will affect small groups of customers at a time. All efforts will be made to provide each customer with advance door to door notification of service interruptions during this time.

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Futures (3105-33rd Street). The session teaches fundamentals of selling goods and services to the government, and provides information on the contract tendering process. To register, contact Stephanie Sundquist at (250) 545-2215, ext. 200, or e-mail stephanies@futuresbc.com.

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Lynell Anderson is a Certi¿ed General Accountant (CGA) with extensive experience in the private, voluntary and public sectors, and now leading authority on family policy in Canada. Lynell’s presentation will incorporate recent work with UBC colleague Paul Kershaw and a team of Chartered Accountants to estimate the costs to business of work/life conÀict among employees with young children. Contact person: 555 555 5555

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An active approach

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t's membership renewal season for the capitalize on? What about contests? Are you in the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce, position to donate prizes in exchange for the proa time when we as a chamber should (and motion that will be generated? Does your chamber do) remind our business community of the many host media familiarization trips? If so, how can you benefits of maintaining or commencing active make sure your product or service is added to the membership. itinerary so that you can capitalize on the potential Note that I stressed the word active here. Pardon editorial exposure which could prove invaluable to my detour into Clichèville, but the old adage "you your business? get what you put in" can easily be applied when With social media now taking its place on the thinking about your best approach to membership front of the desk (instead of off the side), this this year. might be an easy (and fun) way to gain an advan"What's in it for me?" is a common knee-jerk tage over other businesses. Hopefully your chamber response when approached with the opportunity to is well connected and engaged in social media, and become a member of any collective organization. if they are not, it's time to ask them why not? Be In which case, the common response sure to stay connected to the Enderby from chamber staff would likely include chamber's tweets and Facebook posts, key benefits such as networking opporand chime in with your presence whentunities, business-to-business discounts, ever the opportunity arises. Actively access to industry research, business practicing this will ensure that your advocacy at the government level, coopbusiness is top of mind within your erative advertising opportunities, access chamber's online communities. to group insurance and employee benGenerally speaking, chamber manefits, business training and website and dates today tend to be much more collateral presence, as just a few of the Darren Robinson encompassing than days past. Although basics. taking the microphone as the voice and Instead try asking yourself, "How can I make leader of a strong business community is still the the most out of my membership this year?" By primary focus for most chambers, we are seeing tweaking the initial response ever so slightly, you a shift in the way we attempt to accomplish this. just might uncover the true potential behind your By being actively involved in community health membership. The key benefits remain the same, and well-being, we are able to help ensure a busionly now you've set a challenge for yourself to ness community of similar state. This is why we at finding creative and proactive ways of maximizing the Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce your membership. continue to engage (and in some instances lead) Can you become a volunteer at the board level organizations and initiatives that aid in the develas a director? It might mean setting a few hours opment and promotion of healthy, vibrant and each month aside to attend board meetings and sustainable communities. functions, but isn't your bottom line worth that Without a holistic approach to community dedication? Being on the board not only allows development, we could never possibly achieve our you to become an active leader in all aspects of the primary business goals as mentioned above. So organization, including decision-making, it also instead, we choose to actively engage in all aspects increases your visibility within the community you of our community, knowing that we will certainly do business in. get out of it, only what we truly put into it. As is the case here in Enderby, your local chamDarren Robinson is ber might be responsible for the promotion and the executive director of development of tourism in the area. Are there the Enderby & District packaging opportunities available that you can Chamber of Commerce.

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Re/Max duo goes platinum Morning Star Staff

Lisa Salt and Gord Fowler of Re/ Max Vernon were among a group of sales associates in Western Canada to achieve the real estate firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Platinum Award for sales in 2011. The Platinum award is the third highest annual sales volume award presented by Re/Max worldwide. The Vernon duo collected the honour at the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Canada

conference at the Fairmont Empress Hotel earlier this month in Victoria. Nearly 600 sales associates attended the annual gathering. Fowler, with nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, joined Re/Max in 1992 in Calgary and has been working in the Okanagan market since 2005. Salt is approaching her 19th year working in the Vernon market.

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER KELOWNA YACHT CLUB

The Kelowna Yacht Club invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Food and Beverage Manager. As Manager of the current food and beverage operation of this progressive and vibrant Yacht Club, you will also assist the Management Team in planning a new state of the art club facility that will open in early 2014. The successful applicant will have a strong track record that includes: t"SFMBUFEEFHSFFBOEPSTJHOJÄ&#x2022;DBOUFYQFSJFODFJOSFTUBVSBOUDBUFSJOHNBOBHFNFOU t0VUTUBOEJOHDPNNVOJDBUJPOBOEDVTUPNFSTFSWJDFTLJMMT t4USPOHMFBEFSTIJQBOEQMBOOJOHTLJMMT We are looking for an exceptional leader who is dedicated to providing quality service to our membership and guests. A competitive salary and comprehensive CFOFÄ&#x2022;UTQBDLBHFJTPÄ&#x152;FSFE*OUFSFTUFEBQQMJDBOUTBSFJOWJUFEUPTFOEBDPWFSJOHMFUUFS and confidential resume via eâ&#x20AC;?mail to gm@kelownayachtclub.com.0OMZUIPTF selected for an interview will be contacted.

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3108 - 33rd Street, Vernon (next to OK Tire)

250-545-5258

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2.25%

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1.75%

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The UPS StoreÂŽ 3104 - 30th Ave Vernon, BC V1T 2C2

T: 250.549.3020 F: 250.549.3027 store104@theupsstore.ca

4 Complimentary parking spots available in the lot behind the store (On the corner of 31 St & 29 Ave)


Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star B15

Fully loaded, heated seats, IPod connect, Bluetooth ORIGINAL MSRP $28,545 KIA CASH DISCOUNT $3,100 $

25,445

24,945

STK #212018

D#30973

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

OOD & DAILY F ECIALS SP DRINK

1-888-545-7281 Come watch

ALL THE HOCKEY GAMES

on our HD Bigscreen! Always Great Food & Good Times!

COLORADO AVALANCHE

2012 Sorento

Simply The Best!

Week 20, Mar 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FREE

24oz Soft Drink

#113 - 5100 Anderson Way • 778.475.6005

with purchase of sub or donair

Open 7 Days a Week: Sun.-Wed. 10am - 8pm • Thurs.-Sat. 10am-9pm Across from Superstore

limit one per customer at participating locations limited time offer

Pittsburgh at Colorado Buffalo at Vancouver Anaheim at Los Angeles St Louis at San Jose

Week 20, Mar 3

V8, loaded

5,288 FREEDOMMOTORSPORTS LTD.

DLR #31020

6. 7. 8. 9.

Official Entry Form NAME OF ADVERTISER

7 Passenger 4x4 2000 DODGE DURANGO SLT

$

NY Islanders at Boston Toronto at Montreal Tampa Bay at Carolina Nashville at Florida Columbus at Phoenix

Call J.R. or Steve 250-558-3333

NO DOCUMENTATION OR FREIGHT CHARGES

www.freedommotorsports.ca

1.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

2.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

3.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

4.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

5.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

6.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

7.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

For all your tire needs! Start thinking WINTER TIRES …

VERNON 2904 - 43rd Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3291

SAVOY EQUIPMENT

LTD.

I00

3202 29TH Street, Vernon • 250-545-0627

WE HAVE IT ALL!!!

9.

Help is close to home! 8am - 5:30pm Sat. • 9am - 5pm Sun.

4601 27th St, Vernon • 250-545-5384

Winter 4X4 Service Special

$

224

95

includes check system operation, service front & rear differential, service transfer case

“Your GM & All Makes AC/Delco Service Center”

www.bcmotorproducts.ca

MorningStar

TIE BREAKER Winner __________________Loser ____________________ Total Points Both Teams_________________________

w w w. v e r n o n m o r n i n g s t a r. c o m

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS WAITING FOR YOU… CALL YOUR ADVERTISING CONSULTANT TODAY! 250-545-3322

COLUMBUS BLUEJACKETS ST. LOUIS BLUES

V NON VER VERNON N

autosound

#105 - 5146 26th St, Vernon

(Between Wendy’s & Burger King)

250-549-2862

ADDRESS:_____________________________________________ PHONE:______________________________________________ $50 cash will be given to the contestant who picks the most winners/losers. In the case of a tie, the person who guesses closest to the total points scored in the Saturday night tie breaker game wins. If still a tie, prize money will be split. All entrants must use the official entry form on this page. Limit 3 entries per family. Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. REMEMBER: ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THE NAME OF THE ADVERTISER FOR BOTH THE WINNING AND LOSING TEAMS. ENTRIES CONTAINING TEAM NAMES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Mail or bring your entry to The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 before 5 pm, Friday, Mar 2, 2012.

BUY-LOW FOODS Old Dutch Potato Chips

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 AM - 9 PM

5301 25th Ave, Landing Plaza Selected

Varieties 180 g

FULL SERVICE:

2for $4

• Bakery • Deli • Meat Department Price until Sat. Mar. 3, 2012

Cidel Moving & Storage (1975) Ltd. 2101 - 43rd Street, Vernon 250-542-4254 2008 Winner of Atlas’ National Packing and Unpacking Service Award

Call now to book your free home evaluation Personal Service • Expert Advice • Referral Program

EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCE

THE

EXECUTIVES REALTY LTD.

TOP 5 PRODUCER

Dawn Stephanishin AMP Invis Mortgage Broker

250-503-8788 • www.askdawn.ca • 4705B - 29th Street, Vernon Invis - Dawn Stephanishin and Assoc. Experience • Integrity • Commitment

PASTA TUESDAY … ALL DAY PICK YOUR SAUCE • PICK YOUR PASTA

HERITAGE RESTAURANT

3202 - 30th Avenue, Downtown • www.excelfit.ca

3127 - 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon • 250-545-3228 DINE IN - TAKE OUT • FULLY LICENSED

Fairweather Bingo

National Bank Financial’s Tax-Free Savings Account should be a serious part of your financial game plan. Put growth in your TFSA today!!

FAIRWEATHER ROAD

1015 Fairweather Road, Vernon

250-558-6919 STRIP MALL

KALAMALKA LAKE ROAD

Prize Line 250-558-1599

“There’s no substitute for guts.” — Paul Bear Bryant

250-260-4580

Entry must be received at The Morning Star office by 5 pm, Friday, Mar 2, 2012

NAME:_______________________________________________

The

SAN JOSE SHARKS

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

• Kelowna • West Kelowna

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

NEW YORK RANGERS

PARTS

8.

Country Court Mall Armstrong, B.C. 250-546-3039

Mike Sandstra Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd. 250-307-7318 • www.mikesandstra.com

National Bank Financial is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. The National Bank of Canada is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX)

CAROLINA HURRICANES

SERVICE

Clearance $ 00

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

SALES SINCE 1965

BOSTON BRUINS

Various styles. Valued at up to $500.

We are proud to offer everything you need for your new home or renovation project, all under one roof. From windows to floors coverings, to kitchens, baths, fireplaces, paint, lighting and all the parts to put it in with,

Serving the community for over 81 years

Thinking of selling your home?

4513 - 25th Ave Vernon, BC • 250-542-9222

Leather Boots

your vehicle from your Smartphone

WINNIPEG JETS

NHL Schedule

4206 25th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P4 www.pgsurgmed.com

7225 OLD KAMLOOPS ROAD, VERNON, B.C.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

3303 43 Ave., Vernon (Beside Safeway) • 250-542-3132

WWW.VERNONKIA.CA

Ph: 250-549-7288 • Fax: 250-549-7281

GPS TRACK & START

OTTAWA SENATORS

RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD.

$

Order Desk: 1-866-942-87288

3103 - 2800 29th Street, Vernon

Quality Footwear

SALE PRICE

HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS

We’re a tradition too!

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

DETROIT RED WINGS

778.475.5648

DBA P.G. SURG-MED LTD.

VERNON’S ONLY ON BE BEACHFRONT PATIO PATIO. FAMILIES FAM AMILI LIES LI ES W WELCOME! ELCOME! ELCO

Your Local Store...

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Men’s Day Thursdays

PHOENIX COYOTES

12

$

SURG-MED,

CALGARY FLAMES

EDMONTON OILERS

Hair and Esthetics

Select the teams that your think will win & lose from the schedule below. Enter the name of the ADVERTISER sponsoring the teams on the official entry form

Railway Plaza • #104 - 4710 31st St, Vernon Call now to book your appointment

2809 - 45 Avenue, Vernon • 250.542.9309 • www.hlglass.ca

Impressions Salon

How to Play

778-475-0775

ANAHEIM DUCKS

• Gel • Acrylic • Manicures • Waxing • Pedicures • Nail Design

Ergospace Vacuum

$ only 349

Findlays Vacuum & Sewing

ANDRE’S PLAZA • 250-549-2730 (next to the Village Green Mall)

MINNESOTA WILD

Professional nail care for ladies and gentlemen

35¢ WING 3 m 4p er aft s ay Thursd NIGHT! 12408 Kal Lake Road, Vernon • 250-545-3131 • OPEN 11 am - Midnight

11TH AVE.

Window Renovations • Custom Shower Doors Mirrors • Mirage Retractable Roll Screens Available

Gift Certificates Available

weekly

Total of $1250 to be won over 25 weeks

HIGHWAY #6

ICBC Insurance Claims Accepted

H & T Nails

50

$

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

The North Okanagan’ss First Choice for ...

WIN

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

8/8

3401 30th Avenue, Vernon • 250.503.5547

ENTER TO

BUFFALO SABERS

Jamie Whalley Hennessey

Gift Certificates Available

Replacement & Repair of WINDSHIELDS

YOU PICK THES WINNER

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

* Accessories * Casual Wear Plus sizes up to 3X

Weekly HOCKEY t s e t n o C

Winner for Week 18

Prom & Party Dresses

DALLAS STAR

Betty Lou Boutique

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

LOS ANGELES KINGS

CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS

B14 Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star

Our Famous Brunch Buffet every Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm • Gift Cards available • Wednesday is Family Night • Catering available … on site or off, call for more information

3908 - 32nd Street, Vernon 250-545-4484 • pantry.ca


Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star B15

Fully loaded, heated seats, IPod connect, Bluetooth ORIGINAL MSRP $28,545 KIA CASH DISCOUNT $3,100 $

25,445

24,945

STK #212018

D#30973

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

OOD & DAILY F ECIALS SP DRINK

1-888-545-7281 Come watch

ALL THE HOCKEY GAMES

on our HD Bigscreen! Always Great Food & Good Times!

COLORADO AVALANCHE

2012 Sorento

Simply The Best!

Week 20, Mar 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

FREE

24oz Soft Drink

#113 - 5100 Anderson Way • 778.475.6005

with purchase of sub or donair

Open 7 Days a Week: Sun.-Wed. 10am - 8pm • Thurs.-Sat. 10am-9pm Across from Superstore

limit one per customer at participating locations limited time offer

Pittsburgh at Colorado Buffalo at Vancouver Anaheim at Los Angeles St Louis at San Jose

Week 20, Mar 3

V8, loaded

5,288 FREEDOMMOTORSPORTS LTD.

DLR #31020

6. 7. 8. 9.

Official Entry Form NAME OF ADVERTISER

7 Passenger 4x4 2000 DODGE DURANGO SLT

$

NY Islanders at Boston Toronto at Montreal Tampa Bay at Carolina Nashville at Florida Columbus at Phoenix

Call J.R. or Steve 250-558-3333

NO DOCUMENTATION OR FREIGHT CHARGES

www.freedommotorsports.ca

1.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

2.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

3.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

4.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

5.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

6.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

7.

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

For all your tire needs! Start thinking WINTER TIRES …

VERNON 2904 - 43rd Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3291

SAVOY EQUIPMENT

LTD.

I00

3202 29TH Street, Vernon • 250-545-0627

WE HAVE IT ALL!!!

9.

Help is close to home! 8am - 5:30pm Sat. • 9am - 5pm Sun.

4601 27th St, Vernon • 250-545-5384

Winter 4X4 Service Special

$

224

95

includes check system operation, service front & rear differential, service transfer case

“Your GM & All Makes AC/Delco Service Center”

www.bcmotorproducts.ca

MorningStar

TIE BREAKER Winner __________________Loser ____________________ Total Points Both Teams_________________________

w w w. v e r n o n m o r n i n g s t a r. c o m

THIS OPPORTUNITY IS WAITING FOR YOU… CALL YOUR ADVERTISING CONSULTANT TODAY! 250-545-3322

COLUMBUS BLUEJACKETS ST. LOUIS BLUES

V NON VER VERNON N

autosound

#105 - 5146 26th St, Vernon

(Between Wendy’s & Burger King)

250-549-2862

ADDRESS:_____________________________________________ PHONE:______________________________________________ $50 cash will be given to the contestant who picks the most winners/losers. In the case of a tie, the person who guesses closest to the total points scored in the Saturday night tie breaker game wins. If still a tie, prize money will be split. All entrants must use the official entry form on this page. Limit 3 entries per family. Decision of the judges will be final. All entries become property of The Morning Star. REMEMBER: ENTRANTS MUST ENTER THE NAME OF THE ADVERTISER FOR BOTH THE WINNING AND LOSING TEAMS. ENTRIES CONTAINING TEAM NAMES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Mail or bring your entry to The Morning Star, 4407 - 25 Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 before 5 pm, Friday, Mar 2, 2012.

BUY-LOW FOODS Old Dutch Potato Chips

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 AM - 9 PM

5301 25th Ave, Landing Plaza Selected

Varieties 180 g

FULL SERVICE:

2for $4

• Bakery • Deli • Meat Department Price until Sat. Mar. 3, 2012

Cidel Moving & Storage (1975) Ltd. 2101 - 43rd Street, Vernon 250-542-4254 2008 Winner of Atlas’ National Packing and Unpacking Service Award

Call now to book your free home evaluation Personal Service • Expert Advice • Referral Program

EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCE

THE

EXECUTIVES REALTY LTD.

TOP 5 PRODUCER

Dawn Stephanishin AMP Invis Mortgage Broker

250-503-8788 • www.askdawn.ca • 4705B - 29th Street, Vernon Invis - Dawn Stephanishin and Assoc. Experience • Integrity • Commitment

PASTA TUESDAY … ALL DAY PICK YOUR SAUCE • PICK YOUR PASTA

HERITAGE RESTAURANT

3202 - 30th Avenue, Downtown • www.excelfit.ca

3127 - 30th Ave., Downtown Vernon • 250-545-3228 DINE IN - TAKE OUT • FULLY LICENSED

Fairweather Bingo

National Bank Financial’s Tax-Free Savings Account should be a serious part of your financial game plan. Put growth in your TFSA today!!

FAIRWEATHER ROAD

1015 Fairweather Road, Vernon

250-558-6919 STRIP MALL

KALAMALKA LAKE ROAD

Prize Line 250-558-1599

“There’s no substitute for guts.” — Paul Bear Bryant

250-260-4580

Entry must be received at The Morning Star office by 5 pm, Friday, Mar 2, 2012

NAME:_______________________________________________

The

SAN JOSE SHARKS

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

• Kelowna • West Kelowna

Winner __________________Loser ___________________

NEW YORK RANGERS

PARTS

8.

Country Court Mall Armstrong, B.C. 250-546-3039

Mike Sandstra Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd. 250-307-7318 • www.mikesandstra.com

National Bank Financial is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. The National Bank of Canada is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX)

CAROLINA HURRICANES

SERVICE

Clearance $ 00

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

SALES SINCE 1965

BOSTON BRUINS

Various styles. Valued at up to $500.

We are proud to offer everything you need for your new home or renovation project, all under one roof. From windows to floors coverings, to kitchens, baths, fireplaces, paint, lighting and all the parts to put it in with,

Serving the community for over 81 years

Thinking of selling your home?

4513 - 25th Ave Vernon, BC • 250-542-9222

Leather Boots

your vehicle from your Smartphone

WINNIPEG JETS

NHL Schedule

4206 25th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1P4 www.pgsurgmed.com

7225 OLD KAMLOOPS ROAD, VERNON, B.C.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

3303 43 Ave., Vernon (Beside Safeway) • 250-542-3132

WWW.VERNONKIA.CA

Ph: 250-549-7288 • Fax: 250-549-7281

GPS TRACK & START

OTTAWA SENATORS

RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD.

$

Order Desk: 1-866-942-87288

3103 - 2800 29th Street, Vernon

Quality Footwear

SALE PRICE

HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS

We’re a tradition too!

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

DETROIT RED WINGS

778.475.5648

DBA P.G. SURG-MED LTD.

VERNON’S ONLY ON BE BEACHFRONT PATIO PATIO. FAMILIES FAM AMILI LIES LI ES W WELCOME! ELCOME! ELCO

Your Local Store...

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Men’s Day Thursdays

PHOENIX COYOTES

12

$

SURG-MED,

CALGARY FLAMES

EDMONTON OILERS

Hair and Esthetics

Select the teams that your think will win & lose from the schedule below. Enter the name of the ADVERTISER sponsoring the teams on the official entry form

Railway Plaza • #104 - 4710 31st St, Vernon Call now to book your appointment

2809 - 45 Avenue, Vernon • 250.542.9309 • www.hlglass.ca

Impressions Salon

How to Play

778-475-0775

ANAHEIM DUCKS

• Gel • Acrylic • Manicures • Waxing • Pedicures • Nail Design

Ergospace Vacuum

$ only 349

Findlays Vacuum & Sewing

ANDRE’S PLAZA • 250-549-2730 (next to the Village Green Mall)

MINNESOTA WILD

Professional nail care for ladies and gentlemen

35¢ WING 3 m 4p er aft s ay Thursd NIGHT! 12408 Kal Lake Road, Vernon • 250-545-3131 • OPEN 11 am - Midnight

11TH AVE.

Window Renovations • Custom Shower Doors Mirrors • Mirage Retractable Roll Screens Available

Gift Certificates Available

weekly

Total of $1250 to be won over 25 weeks

HIGHWAY #6

ICBC Insurance Claims Accepted

H & T Nails

50

$

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

The North Okanagan’ss First Choice for ...

WIN

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

8/8

3401 30th Avenue, Vernon • 250.503.5547

ENTER TO

BUFFALO SABERS

Jamie Whalley Hennessey

Gift Certificates Available

Replacement & Repair of WINDSHIELDS

YOU PICK THES WINNER

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

* Accessories * Casual Wear Plus sizes up to 3X

Weekly HOCKEY t s e t n o C

Winner for Week 18

Prom & Party Dresses

DALLAS STAR

Betty Lou Boutique

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

LOS ANGELES KINGS

CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS

B14 Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star

Our Famous Brunch Buffet every Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm • Gift Cards available • Wednesday is Family Night • Catering available … on site or off, call for more information

3908 - 32nd Street, Vernon 250-545-4484 • pantry.ca


B16 Sunday, February 26, 2012 - The Morning Star

www.vernonmorningstar.com

EDITOR: RICHARD ROLKE

Travel Y

PHONE: 550-7921

Y

E-MAIL: richard@vernonmorningstar.com

Sunwest Tours HOURS SCHUBERT CENTRE TUES, WED, THURS

1:00 - 3:00pm

Call

250-542-1941

or 1-800-667-3877

Wendover - April 14 • 7 Days .........................$369 Reno - Feb 25*, April 14 • 8 Days...................$349 Laughlin - March 17* • 12 Days ...................... $749 Coeur D’Alene - Mar 18*, April 25 • 3 Days .....$179 Coeur D’Alene - Mar 6*, May 16 • 4 Days .......$249 Silver Reef Casino - April 15, May 20 • 3 Days .. $214 Silver Reef Casino - Mar 21*, April 29 • 4 Days..$289 Tulalip - Mar 4*, April 1* • 3 Days ................. $239 Tulalip - Mar 25*, April 22* • 4 Days ............. $329 Coeur D’Alene & Northern Quest - April 2 • 4 Days $299 Skagit (Easter Weekend) - April 7 • 4 Days ....$329 Mill Bay Casino - May 4 • 3 Days.................... $165 Canyonlands - April 28 • 13 Days..................$1679 From Bryce Canyon to the Grand Canyon - See it all!

Alaska & Yukon (Cruise & Land) - June 24 • 21 Days $3,996 Silver Reef & San Juan Island Cruise - Aug 5 • 4 Days $389 Sights & Sounds of the South - Sept 10 • 24 Days $4,599 Memphis, New Orleans, Branson, Nashville & so much more!

Eastern Canada, Maritimes & Newfoundland Sept 14• 20 Days .................................. $5189 *Guaranteed Departure BC Reg #1852

PICK UP AT VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL & SCHUBERT CENTRE

www.sunfuntours.ca

Sun Fun Tours invites you to join us for our Customer Appreciation Tour • June 18* Includes 7 meals, $60 Casino Play & more.....from $439 SHORT GETAWAYS, SPORTS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Vancouver Canucks - 2 Days • Mar 17* Only a few seats left NOW!! $199 Tulalip - 4 Days • May 8* & 28*, June 11 & 24, July 16 & 29, Aug 6 & 21 $349 Tulalip - 3 Days • Mar 11*, April 18, May 16, June 5, July 11, Aug 18 $259 Silver Reef - 3 Days • Mar 7*, Apr 9, May 27, June 13, July 9, Aug 7 $214 Silver Reef - 4 Days • Mar 15* (wknd) 18*, May 7, 22, June 17, 26 from $289 Coeur D’Alene - 4 Days • April 15, Sept 18, Oct 28, Nov 13 .......$249 Clearwater Resort - 4 Days • May 28*, Aug 12, Sept 16, Nov 18 from $339 Northern Quest - 4 Days • April 10* & July 22 .............................. $365 Silver Reef & Skagit Tulips • Apr 5 (Easter), 17*, 22, 26 (wknd) from $309 Tulalip & Skagit Tulips - 4 Days • April 5 (Easter), 12* (wknd), 15* & 23* from $359 Lake Chelan - 3 Days • Sept 3, Oct 21 ............................................ $209 Clearwater & Tulalip - 5 Days • Apr 29* & Oct 1....................from $469 Tulalip & Northern Quest - 5 Days • Oct 21 ................................... $499 Lucky Eagle & Tulalip - 5 Days • May 21 & Sept 3 .......................... $489 Sips Slots & Shopping Ladies Only - 3 Days • May 4*, Sept 7, Oct 12, Nov 9..$339 Blue Jays in Seattle - 4 Days • July 30 ........................Coming Soon!

MARK AGINSKY PHOTO

Fishing boats clinging to the shoreline are a testament to the fishing heritage of small communities on the Avalon Peninsula.

Avalon tugs at heart’s strings KAROLINE CULLEN Special To The Morning Star

NEWFOUNDLAND - Orange feet slap the water and black wings flap furiously. Like a wind-up toy gaining momentum, the puffin takes flight. With small fish clamped in a brightly coloured bill, the determined bird heads for land to feed its young. From our tour boat deck, I see floating, diving, and flying puffins— thousands upon thousands of them. They are so cute, my heart does a little pitter patter. My husband and I are touring the rural south-east corner of Newfoundland known

as the Avalon Peninsula. From puffin viewing to romantically named fishing villages to one of the largest gannet bird colonies in North America, and plenty of scenery in between, I am rapidly falling hard for this part of the Rock. As we depart the Witless Bay eco reserve, my heart calms down from the excitement of seeing puffins in the wild. But it gets racing again when a humpback whale surfaces nearby. Its gigantic tail lifts into the air before it eases back into the deep, continuing a long migration southward. There must have been romance in the

Vernon Airporter Shuttle Service

NOTICE OF SCHEDULE CHANGE 853 Fairweather Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8T8 Phone (250) 542-7574 Fax (250) 542-7514 Email: vernonairporter@telus.net

NEVADA ADVENTURES & SCENIC DESTINATIONS

TO AND FROM KELOWNA AIRPORT

Reno - 8 Days • Mar 24*, Apr 14, May 12, Sept 29, Oct 13*, Nov 3* from $339 Discover Nevada - 11 Days • Oct 16 *New Routing, New Experiences! $879 Las Vegas - 10 Days • Nov 8 .........................................................$739

COSTS: ADULTS FROM $32 (2ND ADULT 1/2 PRICE) CHILDREN 12 & UNDER $14

NEW DESTINATIONS & EXPERIENCES

Columbia Gorge & Mt. St. Helens - 6 Days • May 9 & Oct 10....$699 River Cree & Stoney Nakoda - Alberta Adventure May 12 & Aug 18 from $499 Best of Washington & Oregon - 8 Days • June 3 ..................................$799 Waterton & Rockies - 7 Days • June 23...........................................$1,624 West Coast Treasures - 14 Days • Sept 4 ......................................... $2,399 Yellowstone & South Dakota - 11 Days • Sept 6 ............................$1,425 Oregon Coast Gamble Adventure - 7 Days • Sept 30 & Oct 7...........$679 Canyonlands - 13 Days • Sept 29 - Incl. Page & Sedona, AZ & much more. ..$1,829 Grand Circle Splendors - 16 Days • Oct 1 Incl. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta New England Tour & Cruise - 12 Days • Oct 2* Incl. 2 nights NYC from $4,400 *Indicates Guaranteed Departure. Prices based on double. All discounts incl. if applicable. HST on Canadian tours only. Subject to change. B.C. Reg. #3015-5

Vernon Departures

1-877-786-3860

* * * 7 DAYS A WEEK * * * DEPARTS V. LODGE HOTEL

ARRIVES KELOWNA AIRPORT

DEPARTS KELOWNA AIRPORT

ARRIVES BACK IN VERNON

TRIP

DEPARTS VILL GREEN HOTEL

***1 2 3 4 5 ***6

5:30 am

5:35 am

6:10 am

7:35 am

8.15 am

8:35 am

8:40 am

9:20 am

10:30 pm

11:05 am

11:20 am

11:25 am

12:05 pm

12:25 pm

1:00 pm

1:40 pm

1:45 pm

2:25 pm

3:15 pm

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

4:50 pm

5:30 pm

6:10 pm

6:45 pm

6:55 pm

7:00 pm

7:35 pm

7:50 pm

8:40 pm

EARLY MORNING SPECIALS ONLY IF PREBOOKED

***TRIP 1 AND TRIP 6 MUST BE BOOKED & PREPAID FOR, AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE - COST IS $50.00 PER ADULT!!! (PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY: CASH, VISA, M/C & AMERICAN EXPRESS)

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air when some of the tiny towns clinging to the tree lined coast were named. How else can one explain “Heart’s Desire,” “Heart’s Delight,” “Heart’s Content” or “Cupids”? According to legend, “Heart’s Delight” was named after one of the many pirate ships that plied local waters in the early 1600s. Stories of olden day real life pirates are most definitely in the realm of romance. Although “heart” is not in its name, Harbour Grace is a town where people followed their heartfelt dreams. In the early 17th century, pirates led by the famous Peter Easton were headquartered at the site of the Old Customs house. He raided foreign ships as far away as the Caribbean and the Azores. A few centuries later, the town was the site of the first civilian airport in North America. It attracted pilots for many early attempts to fly the Atlantic. Most famously, Amelia Earhart left from here in 1932 and became the first woman to fly a solo crossing. Her statue stands in the main square next to the Spirit of Harbour Grace, a restored DC-3; fitting tributes to historic adventurers of the air.

In 1866, “Heart’s Content” was the terminus for the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable. In one of the greatest technological achievements of the time, more than 2000 nautical miles of cable were laid beneath the Atlantic Ocean to complete a communications link from the Old World to the New. The community served as a major cable relay centre for over a century. Inside the old Cable Station, much of the equipment, instruments, and massive tangles of wires are wonderfully preserved. It takes me about five minutes to tap out a simple phrase in Morse Code, a laughably long time compared to what trained operators could do. Think of how hearts fluttered when the first messages were sent and received across the ocean! In 1610 at the romantically named town of “Cupids”, John Guy established the first English settlement in Canada. The site is now an archeological dig and one visitor exclaimed she could hardly believe the large number and variety of artifacts excavated each day. Shaking ourselves from the romance of the past, we continue our explorations through fishing villages perched on treed bays, each with

an array of boats and lobster pots, and head for the Cape St. Mary’s gannet colony. At the Cape, the wind is howling along the cliffs of Irish green under a clear sky. Biologist Chris Moody declares with a wide grin in his thick Newfoundland accent, “This is as good as it gets at the Cape!” Walking across the headlands, we hear the birds before we see them. Enveloping Bird Rock, a sea stack almost near enough to touch, are thousands of gannets. The air reverberates with their calls as blurs of white swoop by. Fluffy baby gannets cry out to parents who hover overhead before landing to feed them. With a wing span of two meters and a dive speed of almost 100 kilometers an hour, these are formidable birds. My heart beats faster as I look over the edge of the sheer cliff to follow the spiraling flight of some adults. Watching the birds’ continuous activity is mesmerizing. Even as we leave, I declare a true confession. My heart will hardly be content until I follow its desire and ensure its delight with a return visit to the Avalon. Karoline Cullen is with Travel Writers’ Tales, an independent travel article syndicate.


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February 22, Donna Noreen Love, 81 of 2012 Syracuse passed away Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital Donna Love,was 81born of Syracuse Health Noreen Center. She in Northpassed Bend, away at 1930 St. Joseph’s Hospital OregonWednesday on August 10, a daughter of the Health Center. She and wasJessie born Mae in North Bend, late Donald Charles (PaƩerson) Oregon on She August 10,up 1930 daughterOregon of the Germond. grew in aGardiner, late Charles andReedsport Jessie MaeUnion (PaƩerson) and Donald graduated from High Germond. She grew up in Gardiner, Oregon School. Donna married Roger Love and had two and graduated from Reedsport Union High daughters. She worked as a bookkeeper and School. Donnafor married Roger Love and had parts runner the Shell Service StaƟ on two she daughters. Sheyears. worked as alived bookkeeper and and Roger owned and operated for over 50 Donna in Reedsport, parts runner Shell Service StaƟon Gayl she Oregon for over 75 years and moved to New for Yorkthe to be near her daughter and Roger owned andSquare operated for over She 50 years. lived in Reedsport, and resided at James in Syracuse. loved Donna company, animals, playing Oregon for would over 75always years have and moved to New to York to beDonna near her daughtermade Gayl cards, and a toe tapping music. absolutely and James Square in Syracuse. lovedShe company, animals, playing the resided world aatbrighter place wherever sheShe went. is predeceased by her cards, and would always a toe tapping to music. Donna absolutely made brother, Vance PaƩ ersonhave Germond. the world a brighter place wherever she went. She is predeceased by her brother, PaƩtwo erson Germond.Gayl Franssen of Cicero, NY, Kim (Dennis) SurvivingVance are her daughters; Topolewski of Coldstream, BriƟsh Columbia, four grandchildren; Adam Surviving areFranssen her twoofdaughters; Gayl of Cicero, NY,ofKim (Catherine) Midlothian, VA, Franssen Rob (Leslie) Franssen Bel (Dennis) Air, MD, Topolewski of Herman Coldstream, BriƟshBriƟ Columbia, fourand grandchildren; Adam Clorissa (Colin) of Vernon, sh Columbia MarƟn Topolewski, (Catherine) Franssen Midlothian, VA, Rob (Leslie) Franssen of Bel Air, MD, also of Vernon, BriƟshofColumbia; a niece, Sandra Walker of Reedsport, Oregon Clorissa (Colin) Herman of Vernon, BriƟ sh Columbia and MarƟ n Topolewski, and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Love Franssen, Ethan Alexander also of Vernon, BriƟshBentley Columbia; a niece, of Reedsport, Oregon Franssen and Cohen Herman, all Sandra whom Walker she called her liƩle pumpkin and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Love Franssen, Ethan Alexander seeds. Franssen and Cohen Bentley Herman, all whom she called her liƩle pumpkin seeds. The family would like to invite friends to join with them on Saturday February 25, 2012 from 10am to 12pm at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners The like to invite friends to join Donna’s with them on Though Saturdaywe February 3541family Rte. would 31, Baldwinsville to celebrate life. really 25, 2012 from to 12pmand at the Maurer Funeral Homewill Moyers appreciate the 10am care received friendships made, there be noCorners calling 3541 31, Baldwinsville to of celebrate life. Though we ons really hours Rte. at Donna’s request. In lieu Ňowers,Donna’s please consider contribuƟ to appreciate the care received and friendships made, there will be no calling the Humane AssociaƟon of CNY, 4915 ½ W. TaŌ Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090 or the hours at Donna’s lieuSyracuse, of Ňowers, CNY SPCA, 58778 request. E. MolloyInRd, NY please 13211.consider contribuƟons to the Humane AssociaƟon of CNY, 4915 ½ W. TaŌ Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090 or the CNY SPCA, 58778 E. Molloy Rd, Syracuse, NY 13211. In Memoriam In Loving Memory

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Mildred Roth We regret toZina announce the We regret to of announce the death at passing Clifford Frank Gateby on February 2012, of Desmarais on 23,February Mildred Zina Roth, at theage age of 10th, 2012 at the of 92 71years. years at the Medicine

Hat Regional Hospital. He Mildred was born in Saskatoon, lived leaves behind three children and worked in Calgary for a number of Kevinand(Kathy), Kelly; years, has been Dana, a resident of Vernon since 1966. 6 grandchildren Dalton, Quentin, Bryce, Kianna, She will be remembered by manyTihesha, customers atAidan; Sears two sisters Sharon and Darlene; brother where she worked for many years. She was one an enthusiastic line-dancer; a Life Member of the and Whitenephews. Heather UnitHe at Robert; numerous nieces Trinity United Church; and longtime member of Sweet was predeceased by ahis parents Frank and Adelines. Nora; one brother Eddy and one brother-inlaw Steve.

Mildred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of more than 71 years, Mike; son, Michael Cliff owned operated Bingo Darts (Judy) of Delta;and daughters CarolGlitter (Graham) Adams of and Billiard Supplies in Medicine Hat. He Calgary, and Fay (Brock) Roth-John of Calgary.

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leagues. Hebealso owned Cliffs Painting. He She will also mourned by grandchildren: Michael (Michelle), (Rod), Julie Geoffrey (Shar) and grew up Bonnie in Vernon and(Cam), moved to Medicine Jessica (Bob); and ten great grandchildren. is also Hat 25 years ago but still cameMildred to Vernon survived by brothers John and Gary and numerous to spend his summers to (Beryl) see friends and nieces, and extended family.nephews, A celebration of family Cliffs members. life will be held at the Vernon Army and Navy Hall, 2500 46th

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We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on February 22, 2012, of Peter March, at the age of 94 years. Peter was born in In Memoriam Saskatchewan, and moved to the Grindrod area in the early 1940’s. He was employed by the railroad for many years and also enjoyed farming during his “downtime”.

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In Loving Memory of Obituaries appearing Jacob in the Morning Star (Jack) are Schafer also kept in a permanent archive on-line. 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 AGAINST LINEand theYOUTH Knights of Columbus,VIOLENCE Schubert Centre 1-800-680-4264 Gateby. Music played a very important role in info@youthagainstviolence.com 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.

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He was predeceased by his wife Joan in 2003. He married Maria in 2004 and enjoyed his remaining years wintering in Arizona. William Douglas Scott age 81, Prayers will be held at St ofJames’ Church on Husband Rita Violet (Keller) Monday, FebruaryScott, 27 at father 5:00 pm. of Randy Scott of The Funeral MassActon, will beOnt., heldJodie at Our Lady of Snyder the Valley Church Ensenada, on Tuesday, 28 at Mx,February Bonnie Busby 11:00 am. B.C. Doug passed away at Gateby of Vernon, Nursing home in Vernon, B.C. Doug’s last days Those wishing do so mayand make a donation to were made moreto comfortable pleasant because thethe North Hospice Society of kindOkanagan and compassionate care of in thehonour RN’s, of Jack.and Care Aides on the 2nd Àoor North at LPN’s, Gateby Nursing Home. Doug will be sadly missed Arrangements in the of VernonHe Funeral for his winsome are smile andcare pleasantness. often Homeof250-542-0155. spoke his work on heavy duty machinery. He was known as “Doug the digger” by friends and family. Doug particularly loved going out in the Ministry and explaining simple Bible truths to those who would listen. Other survivors are grandchildren, great grandchildren plus extended family who live in Ontario, B.C. And A Memorial implant Service A Alberta. new pacemaker will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. saved Max’sWitnesses, life. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s 115 George St. (also known 97A). Now he can as spendHwy more time with his grandfather.

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On February 19, 2012, after a lengthy illness, Shirley Ellen Parent (nee Coates) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Armstrong, BC. Shirley was born in Nakusp on November 15, 1932 and lived there through her school years. On July 22, 1950 Len and Shirley married and have been together for over 62 years. Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary was a very special occasion which brought together a large gathering of family and friends. During their married life they lived in Toronto, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Vancouver and Armstrong. Shirley enjoyed raising a family balanced with pursuing her career in retail merchandising. After working at various locations she eventually became store manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tsawwassen. When Len retired in 1978, they moved to Armstrong where Shirley ful¿lled her dream of opening her own retail store. Yards and Cards’ doors were open for 15 years before Shirley decided to retire and devote her time to her family and volunteering. Shirley developed a love for curling in Whitehorse and she and Len enjoyed many bonspiels and she continued the sport for many years. Shirley served as president of the Legion Ladies Auxilliary and for a time spearheaded the Legion Ladies Catering Services. Up until her illness, she was an active volunteer at the Armstrong Kindale Thrift Store. She made many cherished friends during that time and looked forward each workday to spending time with coworkers and customers who meant so much to her. For many, Shirley will be remembered for her beautiful Àower and vegetable gardens. Every year she raised over two thousand bedding plants and nurtured them until she and Len transplanted them into their gardens. Visitors to their home commented on how colourful the Àowerbeds were and how lush their vegetable and fruit garden was each year. She loved watching the birds that visited their back garden throughout the year. She always made sure the bird feeders and bird baths provided a welcome stop along the way for a variety of species each season. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Leonard Eugene Parent, her four children Janice (Rod) Payson, David Parent (Joni Murray), Shirley Della Parent (Dave Wilson) and Raymond Parent; grandchildren Jennifer Payson (Jim Swingle), Jessica Austin ( AJ Martin), Julia Payson ( Jason Queck), Susan Austin (Winford Rader), Leone Payson, Lisa (Nick) Larkin, Daniel Parent and Rory Parent; great-grandchildren, Malcolm Swingle, Anthony Martin, Alexzander Martin and Hazel Payson; brothers Ollie (Shirley) Coates, Crossley (Sandi) Coates , Donald (Ellen) Coates, Gar¿eld (Pat) Coates and sister Grace (Leno) Zanier; sisters-in-law Doreen Desrochers (Tony Bobicki) and Sister Judy Parent, O.P. and brotherin-law Milton (Rosemarie) Parent. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Agnes and Frank, brothers, Jimmy, Pete, Bliss (Tubby) and sisters, Dorothy Jones and Lou Hakeman. The family would like to recognize and thank Judy Parent for her kind and loving care of Shirley during the last 6 weeks of Mom’s life. Thank you as well to Catherine Huculak from Kamloops, B.C. who assisted Judy on weekends. We also wish to thank Dr. Rankin, the Home and Community Care nurses, RT and Home Care workers, who made it possible for Shirley to remain in the home she loved with her family by her side. Finally, we wish to thank all of our extended family and the many friends that provided us with love and support through Shirley’s illness. Shirley will be cremated and a reception in recognition of her life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

We rejoice in the 76 years of life of Clarence Beaton, of West Kelowna, BC, who left us to be with the Lord on February 23, 2012. He is preceded by his parents, Ada and Gilbert Beaton, and three sisters (Viola, Irene and Myrtle). He is survived by his loving spouse of 52 years, Rosemarie, his two children & their spouses, Lana (and Les) Skelton of West Kelowna, and Rick (and Cathy) Beaton of Altadena, CA), and his 3 grandchildren (Rylan, Kaeden, and Denae), who were the bright lights of his life. He is also survived by his siblings Mable Both of Claresholm, AB, John (and Becka) Beaton of Blue River, BC, Lawrence (and Myrna) Beaton of Calgary, Shirley (and Arnold) Stange of Claresholm, Lorraine (and Bill) Finkbiner of Drumheller, AB, and Tillie (and John) Werstiuk of Blue River. Clarence spent his working life within the forest industry and real estate and property development in the Thompson/Okanagan district. He was Ärst and foremost a builder. Whether a project, business, or things less tangible, he was able to see the innate potential and create something where few could see it. Later in life his grandchildren, the ocean environment and salmon Äshing captured his interest. He was a gifted man, able to do most things once he set his mind to it. He was active in the local business community, a leader in his congregation & will be greatly missed. His funeral will be on Wednesday, February 29th at 1:00 pm at Vernon Christian Fellowship, 4506- 29th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5C1. In lieu of Åowers, we ask that donations be made to the Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6, whose amazing staff provided loving, compassionate care during his Änal days.

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We regret to announce the passing Clifford Mayof10, 1929 Frank - Feb. 27, 2011 Desmarais on February Mom sat beside yourage bedside 10th,we2012 at the of our crushed and 71 hearts yearswere at the Medicine sore. changed. Thank He Hat Life Regional Hospital. you for the love, wisdom, leaves behind three children adventures, good times, Kevin (Kathy), Dana, Kelly; support & wonderful 6 grandchildren Dalton, memories. Tears still flow Quentin, Bryce, Kianna, Tihesha, Aidan; as you guide us from above. two sisters Sharon and Darlene; one brother The cards are dealt; we must Robert; numerous nieces play the hand. Don’t give up! and nephews. He Your will always was memory predeceased by last. his parents Frank and Nora; one brother Eddy and one brother-inlaw Steve. Missing & Loving You Always

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We regret to announce the death We thought of you today, But that is nothing new. at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on February 22, 2012, of Peter We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow, too. March, at the age of 94 years. was born in We think of you in silence Peter Saskatchewan, and moved to And make no outward show. For it meant the what Grindrod areatoinlose the you early 1940’s. He was employed Only those who love you know. by the railroad for many years and also enjoyed farming during his “downtime”. Remembering you is easy, We do itwill everyday. Peter be sadly missed by sister, Pearl March in It’s the heartache of losing you Vancouver, brother Paul March in London, ON, sister That will never go away. Mary Veehoff in Storm Lake, Iowa; and many nephews, nieces, and extended familyOfmembers. In Loving Memory Billie Ann Doling

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Prayers will be recited at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Cliff owned and operated Glitter Bingo Darts Catholic Church in Vernon on Wednesday, February 29, and Billiard Supplies in Medicine Hat. He at 6:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated there was active in the Medicine Hat Dart and Pool on Thursday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m., with the Reverend leagues. He also owned Cliffs Painting. He Father Andrzej Wasylinko, celebrant. Interment will grew up in Vernon and moved to Medicine follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. 25Disease years causes ago but still came to Vernon •Hat Kidney death in many people with diabetes and d high blood pressure, and raisesto thesee risk of a heart attack? to spend his summers friends and Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home od • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure? family. A celebration of Cliffs life will be held 250-542-0155. If early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, atdetected the Vernon Army and Navy Hall, 2500 46th therebyre reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure Avenue, Vernon, BC on Saturday, March 3rd, and heart attacks. 2012 at 3:00 pm.

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WilliamBorn DouglasinScott age 81, Salvador, Husband of Rita Violet Saskatchewan (Keller) on Scott, father of Randy of January 16, Scott 1937 Acton, and Ont., Jodie Snyder of passed away Ensenada, Mx, Bonnie Busby peacefully in Vernon of Vernon, B.C. Doug passed away at Gateby on February 19, Nursing home in Vernon, 2012. B.C. Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last days were made more comfortable and pleasant because of the was kind and carechildren of the RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Jack the compassionate youngest of 15 and LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Aidesuntil on the 2nd 16 Ă&#x20AC;ooryears Northold. at farmedand withCare his family he was Gateby Nursing Home. Douginwill be sadly missed He moved to Saskatoon 1953 and started for smile and pleasantness. his his Âżrstwinsome career in grocery retail. In 1958He heoften was spoke of his work on heavy duty machinery. He was married to Joan Zoller and soon after started a known â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doughe the diggerâ&#x20AC;? friends family. family. as In 1974 moved hisbywife and and 5 children Doug loved Carla, going out in the Ministry (Garth,particularly Karen, Corinne, Janice) to Vernon. and explaining simple Bible truths who There he started his second careertoin those retail gifts would listen. Other survivors are grandchildren, at Boutique Canadiana. He retired in 1999 great grandchildren extended who live after 25 years in theplus business. In family his retirement in Ontario, B.C. Andextensively Alberta. A Memorial Service years he traveled and did mission will Monday, Feb. 2012 at 2:00 p.m. workbeinheld 4 countries. He 27, enjoyed Âżshing and from the Throughout Kingdom Hall Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golÂżng. hisoflife he was Witnesses, dedicated 115 George St.community (also knownand as Hwy to his church was 97A). involved with the KnightsArrangements of Columbus,entrusted SchuberttoCentre and Gateby.FISCHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Music played a verySERVICES important role in FUNERAL his whole Salmon life. HeArm was gifted with an ear for (250) 833-1129 music andcondolences played many He atwas EMAIL andinstruments. share memories most gifted with the saxophone; recorded CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s www.Âż schersfuneralservices.com and was played on the radio.

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Hirsch, Ruth Marie With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ruth Marie Hirsch on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Ruth was a beautiful lady! She was warm, thoughtful and caring to everyone she met. She has left a huge hole in our hearts and emptiness in our lives. Her talents were many and she had varied interests. She especially enjoyed Âżshing with family and friends. Ruth earned her title, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Fisherwoman Ever!â&#x20AC;? Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest pride and joy was her family. She was so proud of her children and husband, Tony, in their accomplishments. Mom devoted her life to her family and has left so many special memories. Mourning Ruth is her beloved husband, Tony, of 58 years and their two adoring sons, Todd (Judy) and Bob (Pat). She always let it be known her most wonderful gift was her grandchildren and to them she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best #1 Nanaâ&#x20AC;?. Nana enriched their lives with her love, Easter egg hunts, baked treats, Âżshing secrets, Pitch strategies, wisdom, and kindness. Mourning Nana is Melissa (Russ) Shepherd, Marc Hirsch (Rhonda), Heather (James Phu), and Jennifer (Chad Huntley). As the grandchildren also wanted to add to the family, great grandchildren started arriving. Nana was thrilled with this new chapter in her life. Zavier and Adrian Phu, Teagan Huntley, Julia Hirsch, and Taya, Aidan, and Baby Shepherd all added smiles and laughs to Nanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. They in turn will learn of their Great Nanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love and kindness from her legacy of their own special quilts, pictures and stories. Nana is truly going to be missed! Ruth also leaves a large extended family. She was a sensational sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Each one has their own special memory of her kindness, beauty and strength. There will be no funeral service at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, but if desired, donations may be made to the Drs. Peter Baerg/ Tom McMurty Cancer Centre, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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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: • Certificate of apprenticeship in Electrical Work • Inter Provincial Trade Qualifications in Electrical Work • Must possess and maintain appropriate BC Drivers’ License • Preference will be given to applicants with Fire and Intrusion experience This position is in a union environment. Interested and qualified 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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Applicants must apply using our new on-line recruitment system accessed through our website at www.vernon.ca. Please ensure your valid driver’s abstract is submitted with your application. Closing date is March 8, 2012.

BX RT 101 - Mutrie & 39 Ave Available now

All applicants to: Okanagan Indian Band, Human Resources Attn: Howard Campbell, howard.campbell@okanagan.org fax: 250 542 4990

* Only short-listed applicants will be contacted*

LABOURERS (Full Time — Permanent) Reporting to an assigned Unit Manager, Operator, Tradesman, or Equivalent, this position carries out a variety of work necessary for the completion of the municipality’s construction and maintenance operations in the areas of water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage system, road, sidewalks, parks and buildings, and performs other work as required.

ARMSTRONG RT 518 - Wood & Belaire Available Mar 14

To view complete posting with detailed tasks: visit www.okib.ca

Deadline: March 20, 2012 @ noon or until a suitable candidate is identi¿ed

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Required Immediately

Growing Vernon wholesale company seeks

PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE

ASSISTANT

This is initially a part-time position with the opportunity to become full time in the future. Duties include preparing quotes and managing pricing, assisting customers over the phone on behalf of a dynamic sales team, and making outbound telephone-sales calls. The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of business computer software including Microsoft Of¿ce, strong customer service and communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team dedicated to service excellence. This position starts at $ 15 per hour plus bene¿ts. Please reply to Box #2 c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1P5.

Vernon Import AutomoƟve Dealership is seeking a

AUTOMOTIVE SALES & LEASE SPECIALIST to join our Sales Team. This is a commission-based opportunity with a minimum income guarantee, oīering unlimited income potenƟal, a comprehensive health beneĮt package, and a Ňexible working schedule. The ideal candidate shall be an outgoing and personable professional who is moƟvated and comfortable interacƟng with clients on all levels. Sales experience is preferred but not necessary as quality training will be provided. Please send your resume to: Box #4 c/o the Morning Star 4407 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

COLDSTREAM RT 202 - Lockhaven & Priest Valley Available Feb now RT 218 - Kalamalka & Aberdeen Available now

RT 228 - Tassie & Briar Available Feb 28 LUMBY RT601 - Saddleview & Mountainview Available now RT 602 - Grandview & Catt Available now MISSION HILL RT120 - 34 St & 24 Ave Available Mar 7 OK LANDING RT415 - Tronson Rd, Sandy Beach MHP Available Feb 29

COLDSTREAM RT 204 - Coldstream Creek Rd & Hillside Available Feb now

Contact Donna Tuesday-Friday, 250-550-7901 for more info

Employment Program of BC The new employment program will support all British Columbians eligible to work in Canada and seeking employment. The program will be delivered through WorkBC Employment Services Centres in communities across the province. Beginning April 2nd, 2012 Community Futures and its partners will work to ensure all clients receive the appropriate employment services at the right service location. For more information on the new employment program please contact Kim Lauritsen, Program Manager at 250-545-2215 ext. 244 or kiml@futuresbc.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING RESUME SERVICES Effective April 2nd, 2012, Community Futures is required to delete all currently held client resumes and related documents stored on the Community Futures computer system and in paper folders. If you have a resume stored on a computer at Connections Career Centre or the Employment Options Resource Centre, please make arrangements with our staff to obtain a copy or have one emailed prior to: March 31st, 2012. Tel: 250.545-2215 ext. 230 Email: eodesk@futuresbc.com Funded in whole or part through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement


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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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EXPANSION in 2012

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

////////// Autoplan / Home Insurance Representative required for established Insurance Agency in Vernon’s Fruit Union Plaza. Competitive Salary and Benefits available. Permanent Full Time position. Minimum 1 year Autoplan experience required. Email resumes to dale_braken@cooperators.ca or drop off at #106 3101 Hwy6 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 Class 1 Driver required for local Bio Solid Hauling Co. Duties to include: Operation of various equipment, Mechanically inclined an asset. Fax resume and abstract to 250545-3075 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 Driver/Swamper required, minimum Class 3 w/air, must be physically fit. Fax resume to 250-547-9414 or email: office@aldonwaste.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 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 Janitorial staff required, evenings, Polson Mall area, 10-12 hrs/wk. Experience an asset. Fax resume to: 250-712-1690 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 SERVER, P/T morning shift 11-4, 19+ some experience required. Drop resume @ 2545 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Great Wall Restaurant, Armstrong.

Medical/Dental

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.

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 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. THE STARTING BLOCK Mature Energetic Personable Individual who enjoys running, part time hrs, Mon thru Fri. Drop off Resume at Store, 3017B 30th Ave. downtown.

WANTED

99 People to shake those pounds * Get in Shape * Feel Better * Look Better * Live Longer To Book Your Spot Today call 1-866-534-9098 (ask for Mike) “Your 1st Wealth is Health”

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

TICKETED STIFF BOOM CRANE OPERATOR welding and/or steel fabricating experience an asset. Ph: 250-542-5557 Fax: 250-542-4562 email: donaldsmachine@gmail.com Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to service@jubileerv.com Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager

Services

*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

Medical/Dental

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.

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Psychics

Moving & Storage

Feed & Hay

Livestock

Pets

Psychic Medium Readings, Reiki, Healing Matrix, Quantum Touch, Classes, Past Life, Rescue Work call 250-547-2262

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

Good quality Hay, Grass mix, heavy square bales. Barn stored, no rain, (250)5429419, 250-309-5956

LIVESTOCK HAULING

END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

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

Financial Services

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

Pets & Livestock

Reduce Debt by up to

70%

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

• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

1-866-888-8681

Feed & Hay

www.4pillars.ca

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

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 EXCELLENT Quality Horse Hay for Sale 2nd-3rd cut Crown Royale Orchard grass..60lb bales, no rain, clean, barn stored $6.50/ bale delivery extra 250-838-6669

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 4x5 straw bales, $35. per bale, Dozen bales, shed stored. (250)379-2853 Round bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147

Payroll

BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US

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

Computer Services 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

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 Senior’s Assistant, I will take you shopping, to the bank. Honest and reliable. Please call Lana D. (250)558-9282

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.

Volunteers

Volunteers

volunteervernon.ca or 250-545-0585 NOEES Office 3201-30 Street



Polson Care Home

 



Required Positions  Crib Player

Duties

Shih-Tzu puppies, 1 males, 1 females, black & white. phone 1(250)547-8974

Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

Computer Services

Computer Services





B ee a community v olunteer  Times to be discussed

Assist residents to play crib

542-8620

WE DO IT ALL! • PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery

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Livestock

Livestock

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES Financial Services

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 Group Activities Assist. Assist staff with activity programs



 Many other positions

Nail Care/Visiting/Outing Escorts/Plant Care



Emergency Support

 Documentation Worker

Office work includes data entries



Dental Access Centre

 Fundraiser

Assist with fundraising projects



 Many other positions

CDAC Team/Volunteer Coordinator



 Cadet Officer

Work with youth 8 – 18 yrs old

 Patient Care

Provide first aid care at events

St. Johns Ambulance

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER

250-260-0110

Volunteers

V ernn on and D i strict V o lunteer B u reau T he Hearts and H ands Community N etwork

Pets BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Boxer puppies, $600, shots, vet checked, tails & claws done, (250)306-5198 Jack Russell X Maltese puppies, 2 females, 1 male born Dec 14, 1st shots, kennel trained. $300. (250)379-6872 evenings or leave message.

Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

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.

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250-938-0868

Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions

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

Payroll

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

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™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

Legal Services

Non-Profit Organization

Work Wanted

Services

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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION Honest Renovations

No Job Too Small! Carpentry Work from ground up. Serving Vernon area.

Morgan@547-6646

550-4535

Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

Inside - Out WWW.INSIDEOUTVERNON.CA

• • • • •

BATHROOM REMODELS TILING WOOD & LAMINATE FLOORS CARPENTRY • PLUMBING GENERAL REPAIRS & RENOS

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

CHRIS - 250-540-0025

JOB JAR

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

No job too small!

250-542-8368 (Home)

Dennis 250-307-6484 (Cell)

LEN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE 250-309-9110 New Home Construction Complete Renovations Registered Builder • 25 Years Exp. Full Home Warranty Protection

QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.

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

Renovations, bathrooms, laminate floors, ceramic tiles, minor plumbing, dump runs, install cabinets, countertops & more. Reasonable Rates.

250-309-6858

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A-Z Renovations

250.308.6230

• Renos • Repairs • Home Projects • Kitchen • Bathroom • Electrical • Plumbing • Carpentry • 25 Yrs Exp

Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • Elect./Plumb.• Painting & Home Design

Call Robert

250-309-4802

You Belong

HERE!

LICENSED AND INSURED

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 • mark.u@shaw.ca Supplier & Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

DECKS & PATIOS

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

You WILL be noticed

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by placing an ad in this directory

Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care

TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900 CARPET CLEANING

ROOFING

and get MORE business

HANDS Renovations & Repairs

You Belong

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

Jed - (250) 306-7704

HANDYMAN

220th 0thh Anniversary A i RENOVATIONS & & ADDITIONS ADDITIONS RENOVATIONS “I Do Not Hesitate To Recommend Dave” “We Wholeheartedly Endorse Dave” “We Recommend Him To You” FREE ESTIMATES • Call Dave

250-558-7653 250-558-7653

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900 LANDSCAPING

vernonfinegardening.com COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES 250-540-6000 RANDY

Clean up • Maintenance • Seasonal Contracts

Glendale Roofing & Renovations ALLSWELL Seniors Discount - Free Estimates - Emergency Repairs We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

CALL AND BOOK NOW!

Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193

Steam Clean Cleaning ing “The Ultimate in Carpet Cleaning”

PAINTING

* Commercial * Residential * Automative

Call Clayte: 250-503-7701

WINDOWS & DOORS

DRYWALL

Windows, Doors & now...

KITCHEN CABINETS!!

by Norelco

Renovation Specialists - We Can Do It! NEWom Quality Professional Installations

CONTACT

Showro (250) 542-1294 2001 - 43rd St, Vernon BC V1T 6K7

CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery

Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977

DAVIES DRYWALL CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663

WINDOW CLEANING

DO YOU NEED

HELP?

• PAINTING • RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN

TOM: 308-8778

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

250-938-9082

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

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

308-9783 549-5140

Brighter Outlook

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

250.306.2679

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ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

Hot Water Tanks

Renovations & Repairs Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work

250-558-7363 | 250-542-6754

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

For fast, friendly service call Barry

K.R. Wright

250-558-8657 Plumbing & Heating Service. Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Hot Water Tanks.

BETA

Electrical Services Ltd

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS? CONTACT

250 550 7900 250-550-7900 AV IMMEADILIAABLE

• Residential •Commercial

TELY!

RENOVATIONS • New Construction • Service Upgrades • EEmergency SService i C Calls ll 18 years in business • Licensed and Insured • Free Estimates

TIM FITZGERALD 260-1320/938-0638

TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT AT

250-550-7900 Appliances #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. Kenmore washer & dryer, apartment size, stackable, front load, high efficiency washer 1/2 years old. $400. obo. 250-545-1984.

Firearms FIREARMS SAFETY & HUNTING COURSES PAL & CORE by Master Firearms instructor. Call Jim for dates and information at 250-275-6316 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 Lg dresser, armoire $50ea, Dining room table w/4 chairs $80, patio set, table & 4 padded chairs free.(250)545-8750 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

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

Small Ads work!

Misc. for Sale Check out our February Specials on the web www.briteland.com Awarded “Green Business of the Year”

Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:00

Misc. for Sale

Spring is Near! Time for your seeds, potting soils, Jiffy peat pots & trays

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Mobility Scooter & Powerchair Dealer. Free in home demos. Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Kelowna: 250764-7757 Vernon: 250-5423745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

- Foundations - Concrete Floors - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Sidewalks/Curbs - Suspended Slabs

- Framing - Siding/Roofing Hardi Plank/Vinyl - Decks/Patios - Renos Complete - Post & Beam

shop or farm ¾ Accepting orders for

(250) 832-0012

Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268

rivmeats@telus.net

goats, lambs and sides of beef. ¾ Cut and wrap

BOOKKEEPING You WILL be noticed and get MORE business in this directory INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE

CONTACT CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Specializing in Small Businesses

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

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 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.

Cash for Vintage Clothing & A cc., Costume & Estate Jewelry. Will pickup 250-769-7975 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.

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

Barn Board BIRD HOUSES: 1’to 4’ Tall From $50 and up. Susie @ (250)542-0364

NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 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

Mortgages

Mortgages

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

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

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

Houses For Sale

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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

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Shared Accommodation

DOWNTOWN BACHELOR Spacious unit above Greek restaurant. All included. Available February 1. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. ONE BEDROOM Adult oriented, F.S., A/C, view, on-site laundry, close to grocery, on bus route, covered parking, summer swimming pool. Available immediately. $550/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 2 BD 2 BATH Great apartment with super view, FS, AC, on-site laundry, handy location. Adult oriented, on bus route. Available immed. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580 CAPRI GARDEN ENDERBY RENTALS • Very clean units Very • Security building • Window coverings Reasonable Rent • Fridge / stove

Call to view 250-308-6801 Spacious 720 sq. ft. 1 bdrm garden apartment $610. Hot water & appliances included. N/P, references required. Inquiries 250-542-7723

Large one bedroom, in a 4 year old secured building. Very bright and clean, washer & dryer, dishwasher, parking, Central location. $800/mth. includes utilities 250-549-8109 1 bedroom 580. Hydro not incl. No smoking preferred. No drugs, pets, or parties. Adult building. Laundry room. 250-558-5020 to view.

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

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

Columbia Apartments Available April 1 st

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

To view call

250-545-1519

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250-549-2770

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

250-503-7315 250-545-7251

250-542-1701 1&2-bdrm dogs, no 1630

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

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

250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living

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

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742

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

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

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

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

Armstrong

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. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in Alexis Park. In-suite laundry, 1 parking stall. NS/NP. $950/mo. Ref. req’d. 250-558-5053. Armstrong Senior Residence, accepting applications. Ground level, onsite laundry, workshop, parking, 1-bdrm $450, Studio $400, Subsidies possible, no pets, only quiet 55+, n/s, n/p, need apply, phone Doreen, 250-546-0257, or EriK 250-546-0559 Armstrong updated 1 & 2 bdrm,off street prkg. $625. & $725.250-317-1333, 307-0848 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 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, Laundry facility. 250308-9299 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 Lower EastHill, 2-bdrm apt in 4plex, f/s, d/w, w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail now, Ref Req. No drugs, $700/mo+util & DD. (250)5420509, 250-540-7614 Luxury 2bdrm Condo SILVER STAR furnished. Wifi ns/np. Apr 10 - Dec 1 $950 inclusive. 416-986-1298, 416-635-1298 www.salbsilverstar.com NEW 2 BR, 2 Bath Condo for RENT in Vernon, avail. immed. Sec. heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D. $1100/month. 250545-2834. NS suite, pets negotiable.

Commercial/ Industrial

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

1bdrm bright, clean & cozy in a quiet, well managed Apt building on bus route/walk to dwntwn. f/s, heat, hot water, cable locker/prkg. n/s n/p. $675./mo 250-550-4069 1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 1-bdrm, immaculate condo, 55+ community, secure u/g parking, $850, 250-540-7757

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 4800sqft. Upstairs Office Space Elevator 30th Up to with 5000 sq ft 2900 of shop, Ave. (250)545-1733 warehouse, office space for lease, Space Hwy frontage, large Retail in Armstrong, yard. (250)306-3203 1220sqft. Medical/Dental/Spa Call for details. (250)764-8323 UpCOMMERCIAL to 5000 / INDUSTRIAL sq ft of SPACE shop, • OVERHEAD 2038’ for warehouse, offiDOOR ce -space • $1400 MONTH GROSS lease, HwyPER frontage, large RAY @ 250-549-0198 yard.CALL (250)306-3203

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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. 2bdrm downtown, 800 sq. ft. newly reno’d, new appls., close to all amenities, n/s, pets ok, $999. +util 250-503-1308 2 Bdrm, laundry hook-ups, D/W, $800. Available Now. Small animals okay. N/S 250550-5832 2-bdrm, lower Easthill, close to town, storage, laundry hookups, no smokers, no pets, $700/mo, (250)549-8424 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 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, upper suite, in Heritage home duplex, avail April 1. Armstrong, $1100 + util.,Call Shawn 250308-7541 View pictures on kijji#356339111 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, beautifully reno’d, great location, n/s, $1050/mo 558-0969/938-1957 Brand new floors, freshly painted, family neighborhood, large recreation room great for kids, front and rear outdoor decks, 3appl, 3-bdrm, 2-bath & a bike sized storage unit. A bargin at $1100/mo call 250-308-7040 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! 2bdrm near dwntwn, $850/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

Mobile Homes & Pads 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

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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon OK LANDING 3 bdrm farm house on acreage, loads of room, shed, close to airport. Available March 1. $1100/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580

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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 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154. 2 bedroom house MARA, $850./mo includes utilities, 1-(250)838-6630 3-bdrm, centrally located, 6 new app., a.c., hard wood, granite, n.s., n.p., Ref. $1200 + 65%util Apr1 (250)545-7235

• 22 bdrm bdrm lower lower suite suite inin Foothills. Foothills. New home, home, great great views, views, covered covered New deck, 2 full baths, good space, nice deck, 2 full baths, good space, finishing, 5 appliances, utilities nice finishing, included. $1,100. 5 appliances, utilities included. $1,100. • 2 bdrm executive townhome • overlooking 2 bdrm OK executive townhome Lake. Private beach access, 35 ftOKboatLake. slip atPrivate dock, overlooking double access, garage, 35 2 ftfullboat baths, beach slip all at appliances. of 2stairs up to dock, doubleFlight garage, full baths, townhome. 1 year lease preferred. all appliances. $1500. Available Flight Apr 1. ofNO stairs pets/ up to townhome. 1 year lease smoking. preferred. $1500. Available Apr 1. vernonhomes.ca/forrent NO pets/smoking. • 3 bdrm large bsmt suite including vernonhomes.ca/forrent utilities, yard, good parking, shared laminatesuitefloors. Pet • laundry, 3 bdrm upper in Alexis friendly. $950. Park. Large rooms, 5 appliances, • shared 3 bdrmlaundry upper suite in Alexis Park. & yard. Full wrapLarge rooms, shared around deck,5 appliances, garage storage. laundry & yard. Full wrap-around $1050. deck, garage storage. $1050. •• 44 bdrm+den bdrm+denupper upper util. suite,suite, util. incl., incl., off Rd, Tronson Rd, new just offjust Tronson new appliances, some reno’s done, appliances, some garage, reno’s steeper done, driveway.steeper $1500.driveway. $1500. garage, 3 bdrm,1 bath, central, lower East Hill, Vernon, $950.Upper floor of house, recently reno’d, 900 sq.ft., util, cable & phone extra, lrge yard. n/s.604-2903523. 3bdrm house, clean, downtown, f/s, n/s, n/p, fenced yard. $1000./mo (250)542-0857 3bdrm newly reno’d home, Easthill w/d, a/c, gas f/p, no pets, n/s $1200+util. (250)8788439 4-bdrm, 2-bath, fenced yard, sep/entry, a/c, w/d, avail/ Immed, $1500 778-475-1587 4-bdrm, 2-bath, new kitchen, quiet Easthill location, w/o inlaw suite $1600 250-573-5824 5 bdr house for rent in quiet Armstrong subdivision close to schools, f/s, dw, garage included, no pets, n/s, references required. $1100 plus utilities 250-804-5281 250838-7019 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 LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, fully furnished, Move in ready, avail Immed $1150. 250-491-0823 LUMBY,1 BEDROOM house f/s/w/d-n/s n/p $650 + dd. 5476799 eves; 547-6779 day Older 2-bdrm house, on acreage, close to town, avail Mar1, $900 (250)275-3137 Tudor Style 3-bdrm, 2-bath home East Hill furnished, amenities, utilities, wifi, phone incl. Bring only your clothes. $1675 250-545-0117, 250309-2246 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, Mission Hill, lrge living room, $600/mo, laundry & util incl, Ref/Req 250-542-4577

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, $700, including utilities, n/s, n/p, Avail Mar1, (250)545-5088 2-BDRM, Armstrong, with laundry, newly reno’d., ns, np, $750 util/incl, Avail Immed 250-546-3309, 250-306-4356 2-BDRM bright lake view walk out in OK Landing. W/D, F/S, Parking, Util Incl. n/s, n/p, n/parties. $850 Month Avail Now 250-308-2545 2-bdrm 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


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2 BDRM ground level suite Fulton area. $800 per month shared utilites.NS, NP, references required.250.938.5364 2 Bdrm in Arm. Inc all util/sat/int/prk/shared.ldry. N/s, close to schools, d.town. 5466312 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 3bdrm, lower level, new bathroom, $700., Bella Vista, near town/bus stop. 250-542-7018. 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 Enderby (rural) 1bdrm $700, Bachelor $450. both incl all util, sat/int., 250-558-9171. FOR rent in East Hill, Vernon large, well-lit 2 bedroom lower suite, separate entrance, heated kitchen/bathroom floors, laundry, gas fireplace. Walk to downtown. Available immed. $950/month includes utilities. Call 778-753-1902 evenings. 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 Lrge Bachelor, Mar 1, priv ent, w/d,d/w pet neg, n/s, util/incl$700+dd 250-307-4012 Pleasant bachelor suite, quiet acreage location off Silver Star, parking,n/s, n/p.$525 includes util.,250-542-8553. Spacious, bright 1 brim suite w/view near Lumby. $675 inc appl, laundry,util, sat tv, internet. N/S. Avail Mar 1.250-547946

Bright, Level-Entry 1 Bed plus Office Detached Suite, Scenic South BX, W/D, F/S, patio, sat TV/Internet/utilities incl. N/S, N/P, Single renter preferred $800/mo. Avail March 1st. 250-545-3535 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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250-309-2436 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5-appl, walk to schools/shops, ns/np, $950. Avail Now. (250)307-0548 3-bdrm, 1.5-bath unit @ Pleasant Valley Village, w/d hook ups, n/p. Avail Mar 15, now. $875/mo (250)542-8381 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 For Sale or Rent, 4 bdrm, 4 appl, terms neg, n/p, Avail now central location DT, 542-0060

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Auto Accessories/Parts 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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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD, 120,000km + ext warranty, 2 sets tires, roof rack, AC/AM/FM/CD/MP3, detailed. $12500 (250)546-2906

Trucks & Vans 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

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

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

1989 Mazda B2200 2WD, flatbed, p/u, summer & winters, 95%tread $1500, 503-7853

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Legal Notices

Pursuant to the Warehouse Lien Act, all goods and chattels of Barb Reichert will be sold on or thereafter March 11, 2012 at private or public sale to recover the sum of $472.83 + costs and any additional storage fees owing to Armstrong Mini Storage. The Corporation of the

City of Vernon REQUEST FOR QUOTE Quotes with the words “Q-PW-12-21 Street Sweeping & Flushing Services” marked on the sealed envelope will be received at the office of the ICC / Buyer, 1900 – 48 Ave, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Y7, up to and including closing time of 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, March 2nd, 2012 for the following: Further information, specifications and Quote forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, or the office of the ICC / Buyer 1900 - 48th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. (250) 550-3602, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Quotation in total or in part, or to accept the Quotation which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Quote will not necessarily be accepted.

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1*, 2 bed fully furnished and equipped Silver Star Chalet suite. April 1 to Oct 31. $890 pm. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1 a 3-bdrm upper suite, Avail Immed, Commonage area. Rent Negotiable 250-542-0060 1bdrm Downtown, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $800/mo (250)260-3196 1 bdrm entry level, util incl., $550. Suitable for 1 person. 778-212-6665 Vernon. 1bdrm, 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 Mission Hill, 2bdrm, n/s, n/p, shared w/d, Avail now. $850. incl/util/int/cable 250-863-7439

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2003 Land Rover Freelander, 113,000 KM, Auto, AWD, full load, heated leather seats, sunroof, Alloy wheels, Very Clean. Asking $6500 250833-2637

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1990 Mazda B2200 x-cab, 5spd, 2WHDR, not running, elec problem. $350, 307-0009 1996 Ford F350 4x4 crewcab, canopy, exc/drivetrain, $3600 (250)306-8840 1998 Dodge Caravan SE, remote start, good shape & running cond. Dark blue. $2100.obo. 250-558-4941. 2001 DAKOTA Quad Cab SLT 4x4 220’kms. Out of Prov inspection: mechanically sound. $7500. Call 250-540-4560 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms,new tires.$6900 obo 250-307-3170 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, 5.7L, loaded every option, painted Tonneau cover, dark green in color, dark grey interior, lots of extras, $36,000.obo 250-558-1078

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Quotes with the words “Request for Quote #PW-12-22 - 2012 Chipping Program Attn: ICC / Buyer” marked on the sealed envelope will be received at the office of the ICC / Buyer, 1900 – 48 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7, up to and including closing time of 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, March 2nd, 2012 for the following: Provide Spring Chipping services for various locations throughout Vernon. Between the dates of: April 10th, 2011 and May 4th, 2011. Further information, specifications and Quote forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, or the office of the ICC / Buyer between the hours of 8:00a.m to 4:00p.m, Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Quotation in total or in part, or to accept the Quotation which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Quote will not necessarily be accepted.


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Family and friends are pleased (but mostly shocked) to announce the engagement of Melanie King and Stephen Campbell The couple will exchange vows overlooking Point Dume in Malibu, CA on May 1, 2012 at 4:00pm. Reception to follow June 2 in their home town of Enderby, BC

Congratulations to a very special person on a very special day

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DeMaid - Heal

Maureen Nelson, Bob Andres & Sarah DeMaid along with K.C. & Vicki Heal all share in the excitement in announcing the engagement of Tom DeMaid & Amy Heal which took place while the couple were on vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. The wedding is to take place in Enderby, Sept. 8, 2012.

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Special Occasionsâ&#x20AC;Ś may include Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Graduations, Births or other significant milestones in your life. To place your event on this page, please contact the Vernon Morning Star at 250-550-7900 or classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com

Eberhard - Dyck

Rita & Albert Eberhard of Lumby and Barbara & Alan Dyck of Coldstream are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Patricia Eberhard and Brennan Dyck. They have been dating for 7 years and on Christmas Day Brennan asked Patricia to marry him. The wedding to take place June 30, 2012 on Eberhardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm in Lumby. Both families wish them a lifetime of love, health and happiness together.

de Rooy - Baruch

The parents of Ashlee de Rooy (Vernon, B.C.) and David Baruch (Mississauga, Ont) are pleased to announce that their children are engaged to be married. The celebration will take place on September 29, 2012 at Toronto Island on Lake Ontario. They met while travelling abroad and look forward to the many new places they will visit together.


Vernon Morning Star, February 26, 2012