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Ex-husband denies writing anonymous letter ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Defence counsel pointed a finger Friday at the accused’s ex-husband as the writer of an anonymous letter to the Vernon School District suggesting his former wife had a sexual relationship with a former student. A claim the ex-husband adamantly denied. Terry La Liberte, representing Deborah Louise Ashton, looked at Ashton’s ex-husband, Mike Jellema, sitting in the witness box, and asked point-blank if Jellema – in a “depressive state of mind because his marriage was falling apart and with the couple’s daughter standing 10 feet away” – said to Ashton, ‘If you don’t quit hanging around with the students and quit coaching, I’ll write an anonymous letter and I’ll destroy you.” “I never said that sir,” replied Jellema. Ashton, 47, is charged with five counts relating to an alleged sexual relationship with a former student between 2002 and 2004, when the student, then in Grade 7, was in the same Vernon elementary school she taught and was vice-principal at. The relationship is alleged to have carried on when the student moved on to a Vernon secondary school. The issue came to light in June 2008 when the Vernon School District received an anonymous letter. Further in his cross examination, La Liberte, who had Jellema admit he had sought medical treatment and counselling

“I never said that, sir.” — Mike Jellema for depression upon the end of his marriage in 2003, asked Jellema if he had shown up at Ashton’s home in 2008 on a motorcycle, and with their daughter again being present, made another threat to send a letter. “Didn’t you say words to the effect that you were going to send an anonymous letter and it didn’t matter as long as you could get a kid to say yes?” asked La Liberte. “No sir,” replied Jellema, who was put on the witness stand Thursday afternoon by Crown counsel Neil Flanagan, and who remained on the stand as proceedings neared week’s end Friday. Jellema told judge Alison Beames that from spring of 2003 to the fall of 2003, his marriage to Ashton was in “serious difficulty.” That things had changed in the relationship, that his wife was no longer interested in discussing things going on in each other’s lives, and that romance between the pair had stopped. “Deb was not interested in discussing things that were going on,” said Jellema. “The marital intimacy stopped, which was a change. My advances in that department were not received or welcomed. “I would ask her what she was doing or where she was going and she would tell me,

‘It’s none of my business. You’re not my father. I don’t have to tell you.’ “Where she was going during that time, I didn’t know. She said she’d be going to a meeting. I’d attempt to contact her but was unable to.” One such occasion was in September 2003. Jellema, who was coaching high school football, said he was told by Ashton that day that she was going to a meeting after school. He said he came home to change before heading off to the game in Kamloops. When he was home, he heard Ashton pull in to the garage. “My sense was that something unusual was going on so I parked down the block. Usually I park in the driveway or the garage,” said Jellema. “I thought Deb was going to berate me about football so I went into a spare room. I heard Deb come into the house and she was opening up closets. I went into the spare room closet and I could hear her looking through the closets. “She came into the spare room, opened the closet and saw me standing there. I asked her what she was doing. She said, ‘Looking for a CD. Why are you in the closet?’ she asked. It wasn’t my finest hour.” Upon leaving, Jellema said he saw a student that he recognized as the alleged victim in the front seat of Ashton’s car, and was “shocked to see him.” “I asked him what he was doing at my house and he seemed startled to see me,” said Jellema. “He didn’t respond. Deb said

she was giving him a ride home.” Jellema also told the court that, in the time period from spring 2003 to fall 2003, he had found condoms in an open box containing women’s feminine products under the counter in a washroom the couple shared in an ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom. “My concern was that I had a vasectomy in 2001,” said Jellema, who replied, under cross examination from La Liberte, that Ashton explained the condoms were for students of hers that were sexually active. Jellema also said during this testimony that he and Ashton argued about her taking a number of her students to a three-onthree basketball tournament in Vancouver, and that at one point he had placed a tape recorder under the front seat of her Suburban before she went out one night. After she came home, Jellema got the tape, played it, then played it for Ashton and her mother, who was visiting. During cross examination, Jellema said he was “60 per cent sure” he heard Ashton say on the tape, ‘Come over to my house. Mike’s away and the kids are with the grandparents.’” Asked what he thought it meant by La Liberte, Jellema said he had no idea. “I was confronting my wife,” he said. “I was concerned about the state of our marriage.” Ashton is being tried for the second time after her first trial in 2011 ended with a hung jury.

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Annex study hinges on funding source RICHARD ROLKE

A key concern is the electoral area has a reduced tax base and the ability Investigating the long-term impli- to provide services. cations of annexation comes It’s also been suggestwith a price. ed development on land The Electoral Area Advisory annexed into a municipalCommittee could need ity can conflict with rural $125,000 for phase two of its uses, while an electoral area annexation impact study. has a reduced voice at the “It’s a lot of money but regional district. there’s a great deal of utility to Beyond electoral areas, having that information,� said Macnabb says annexation director Mike Macnabb. can impact municipalities Mike Macnabb Phase one suggested several like Vernon, Enderby and individual annexations into a Lumby. municipality have a cumulative nega“Other studies say that every time tive impact on the electoral area that’s a municipality grabs more land, it lost land. creates an economic penalty for that Morning Star Staff

municipality,� he said. “You’ve got roads, policing and servicing for sewer and water. The extra tax base doesn’t cover the costs.� Possible funding sources for phase two are the provincial government, local municipalities and other regional districts. “We may have to break it down into smaller sections to accommodate the cost,� said Rick Fairbairn, EAAC chairperson. Fairbairn believes it’s reasonable that municipalities may contribute financially to the project. “It’s to everyone’s benefits to look at the full impact of annexation on a jurisdiction,� he said.

Fewer automobiles are being targeted by crooks, but residents shouldn’t get complacent. Police officers are urging the public to be vigilant in protecting their vehicles and content inside. “A lot of people don’t lock their vehicles and leave things visible,� said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson. “Criminals are opportunists and if they can sell something for their fix, they will.� In Vernon, the Insurance Corporation of B.C. reports there were 110 vehicle thefts in 2011, a 16 per cent reduction Gord Molendyk from 130 incidents in 2010. There has been a 64 per cent decrease from 310 thefts in 2003, the year the bait car program started in Vernon. “The bait car has been a deterrent as it has worked in our community in targeting repeat offenders,� said Molendyk. “There is also greater public awareness.� Molendyk says many residents are securing their vehicle by using a club or an electronic mobilizer and new vehicle designs reduce the chance of theft. As for thefts from vehicles, ICBC states there were 100 incidents in Vernon in 2011, a one per cent drop from 2010. However, the RCMP’s figures show 628 thefts from vehicles last year and 590 in 2010. Molendyk says the difference is a result of ICBC covering insurance claims for parts of a vehicle like tires and tailgates but not items inside like a camera or a jacket. The RCMP’s statistics include physical parts of the vehicle and personal items inside. “It happens all over,� said Molendyk of vehicle break-ins. “People will go hiking at Kal Park or go to the beach and their vehicle is broken into.� Molendyk admits that 628 thefts in 2011 is considerable, but the RCMP are on top of the matter. “It’s a high number but it’s less than two a day. Let’s keep a little perspective,� he said.

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Funding pursued for garden project RICHARD ROLKE

ther and report back to GVAC directors April 5. Plans for community gardens need Community gardens — which are to be fertilized financially, but that part of broader food security activimay be a challenge. ties — are currently run by volunThe Greater Vernon Advisory teers. Committee has been asked But action team memby the Community Farm bers insist there is a need Action Team to provide to move towards a paid co$10,000 a year for commuordinator. nity gardens. “Volunteers are great but “The (2012) budget is that model is not sustainalready set so I’m not sure able and you need somewhere we get the money,” one to take leadership,” said said Mike Macnabb, GVAC Wendy Aasen, spokesperchairperson. son, of management and Wendy Aasen The money would go programming. towards hiring an individual Kindale Developmental to co-ordinate the existing commu- Association has agreed to help facilinity gardens in the area and future tate the co-ordinator’s role. projects, including a proposal for a Presently, there are two commufarm-based operation at Okanagan nity gardens in the BX and one at the College. former West Vernon school. But while the parks and recreation Future initiatives could include department may not have money, gardens at Vernon Secondary School, assistance could come from the Marshall Field and the farm at Regional District of North Okanagan’s Okanagan College. regional growth strategy. Aasen believes community gar“The value goes far beyond parks,” dens provide a recreational, cultural, said Trafford Hall, RDNO adminis- environmental and social benefit. trator. “It’s a goodwill gesture that shows Staff will review the situation fur- support for agriculture,” she said. Morning Star Staff

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NDP candidate makes local stop RICHARD ROLKE

ing a hollowing out of the economy.� Many people feel Ashton insists the abandoned during the federal government financial downturn, must stand up to forsays an NDP leadership eign ownership and hopeful. trade agreements to Niki Ashton, MP protect the interests of for Churchill, Man, Canadians. used a stop in Vernon In terms of increasThursday to focus on ing the NDP’s base, the economy and the Ashton says there must need for job growth. be a continued focus on “There are growing Quebec but there are inequalialso opportuties we’re nities arising seeing in in the four our comwestern provmunities, inces. regions “The west and in the is being taken co u n t r y,� for granted,� she told she said, addabout 15 ing that the people at Conservatives Ve r n o n ’s — Ashton are not standPantry resing up for taurant. wheat farm“ We ’r e ers, forestry seeing economic or the oil sector. inequalities grow. There “This isn’t a governare some who have who ment standing up for will have more and the value-added jobs.� rest have difficulties There are seven making ends meet.� individuals seeking the Ashton slammed leadership of the official the Conservative gov- opposition. The conernment, saying it has vention is March 24. allowed raw resources And no matter to be shipped offshore who rises to the top, instead of insisting that Ashton wants the party value-added products to remain relevant so it be made here as a way can form government. of stimulating employ“Many Canadians ment. were inspired by Jack “We need to build Layton’s message and a greater say over our the NDP’s message and economy. A lot of what they will continue to drives the economy is look at us,� she said. resource extraction “It’s up to us to take and Canadians are see- that on. We have an ing a lot of that wealth opportunity to make shipped out. We’re see- history.� Morning Star Staff

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to Kalamalka Lake this summer to make waves for breast cancer detection. Upwards of 700 paddlers are anticipated to take to the waters for the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival Aug. 18 in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. The day of racing and fundraising will include teams from across B.C. racing 500metre sprints and putting on an enjoyable event for spectators at the picturesque beach side location. It will also feature a breast cancer survivor challenge race followed by a pink carnation ceremony to acknowledge

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Shuswap, more buyers and sellers will be able to A Vernon resident is representing the interest of reach their housing goals in 2012.” Shaw, who replaces George Cwiklewski of the Okanagan’s real estate sector. Rob Shaw, with Royal LePage Downtown Realty, Kelowna as president, has been a realtor for 17 years and has served as an OMREB director for is the new president of the Okanagan seven years. Mainline Real Estate Board, which repHe was most recently vice-president resents 1,080 realtors from Peachland to and is a recipient of OMREB’s care award. Revelstoke. Shaw organized the annual Realtors Food “I am hopeful that relatively low mortDrive in Greater Vernon for a number of gage rates and moderate home prices years. will continue to allow more first-time The new vice-president is Karen buyers to enter the market this year, and Singbeil from Sicamous. will encourage investors to develop more Rob Shaw Also on the OMREB board of direcrental opportunities for those who are tors for 2012/13 are Darcy Griffiths with not in a position to buy,” said Shaw. “As consumer confidence strengthens, the econ- Re/Max Vernon, Rorie Holton with Royal LePage omy improves and employment grows, and the Downtown Realty and Sharon Dahl with Century market continues to stabilize in the Okanagan- 21 Executives in Enderby.

District names interim CAO The Regional District of Central Okanagan is going through a transition period. Paul Macklem will be interim chief administrative officer starting April 16, with current CAO Harold Reay retiring at the end of April. “Paul is an excellent man and he has an excellent track record,” said Jim Edgson, North Westside director. “He’s a take charge guy who will work with staff and the board.” Paul Macklem Macklem has been involved in local government for more than 25 years and is presently Kelowna’s general manager of corporate services. It was decided to appoint an interim administrator now so the regional district can reflect on its operations and services. A critical task for Macklem will be assisting the board in recruiting a new administrator. “He can help us move forward and eventually we will have a new, permanent CAO,” said Edgson. RDCO covers from Peachland to Lake Country, and it has two electoral areas, including the North Westside Road area. “The regional district is our government,” said Edgson of the electoral areas.

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’ve been reading about the Titanic lately, which is curious because I haven’t sought out the subject on purpose by any means. The subject first surfaced in a Reuters story in The Vancouver Sun on Wednesday and then again in an Associated Press story on Thursday. It made me wonder why such an ancient subject would get such attention and then it struck me. The Titanic went down on April 15, 1912 so the 100th anniversary of its demise is right around the corner, prepare for the media onslaught now, in fact as I found out this week, it’s already underway. The AP story was about yet another mapping of the Titanic’s resting place 375 miles south of Newfoundland, apparently the results of the sonar exercise will be shown on the Glenn Mitchell History Channel on, you guessed it, April 15. The Reuters story I found much more fascinating. It was stating, after all these years, 100 of them apparently, that a scientific study is pointing to a new culprit in the search for who to blame for the sinking of the unsinkable ship on its maiden voyage. It’s the moon. The cruise ship industry, which has been having a bit of a string of bad luck lately, might want to check into this theory a little closer. Now the moon’s a familiar culprit for falling in love, acting crazy when it’s full, and having some kind of strange allure and pull on us that isn’t totally explainable, but sinking ocean liners? Isn’t that a bit much? Well, possibly, not so much. You see, a team of forensic astronomers (I’m not totally sure what they do but I pic-

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ture that they would have similar characteristics to the guys on Big Bang Theory) at Texas State University have studied a speculation that in January of 1912 the moon had made an unusually close approach (happens every 1,400 years apparently) to Earth causing much higher tides than normal. So what? – you might be saying. Well, apparently, at the very same time the moon and sun were lined up in an odd way that increased the gravitational pull – throw in a full moon in close proximity and you apparently have an astronomical anomaly of historical proportions that would have the potential to cause massive tides that could conceivably dislodge and carry much more enormous than usual icebergs from Greenland into the shipping channels of the day. Still with me? This, say the scientists, could explain why Captain Edward Smith, a most experienced and knowledgeable seaman who knew the North Atlantic route as good as anyone, apparently disregarded iceberg warnings. He’d been there, done that, well, plus, you know, this was the Titanic and it is unsinkable. Right. But, according to these calculations, the captain would have no reason to believe that the moon and the sun and the Earth had decided to gang up on him and his ship by sending, well, Titanic-sized icebergs to greet him and his doomed passengers. Fascinating stuff. It kind of lets the captain off the hook, albeit a few years late, but to me the other more interesting thing is that we’re still studying this larger-than-life tragedy 100 years later and, perhaps, it’s taken that long, and maybe longer, to get to the full truth. It makes you wonder what’s still to be discovered about more recent tragedies, and conspiracy theories aside, just how long it will take to get to a more complete version of the truth. Maybe a mere 100 years.

The 100 mile diet and food security are frequently heard buzz phrases, but are we, as a society, ready to put our money where our mouth is? Case in point is the Community Farm Action Team’s request to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee for $10,000 a year to hire a co-ordinator to oversee community gardens. Given that many residents are going through financial challenges and there are significant pressures on government to provide services, such a request may seem frivolous. There will be those who say that taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize a few people who want to go dig around in the dirt. But the concept of community gardens is increasingly popular and there are so many people interested in getting involved, that there are plans to expand far beyond the three sites that currently exist in Greater Vernon. For apartment dwellers, the gardens offers a chance to cultivate healthy food while reducing their grocery bill. Also on the horizon is the possibility of a farm operation at the college that would largely produce fruit and vegetables for agencies that help others, such as the food bank or the Upper Room Mission. There is also the prospect of agriculture and other related courses developing at the college. But for this concept to flourish, there needs to be a dedicated person overseeing activities. Volunteers are great but burnout occurs and they aren’t always available. If Greater Vernon is to become a sustainable community where healthy, affordable food is accessible to all, then we, as a society, must be willing to make an investment. A $10,000 grant seems to be a small price to pay.


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he only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." – Albert Einstein As a teacher, I am continually working on improving my students' abilities to be curious individuals that face the world with compassion, understanding and a skill set that will allow them to be successful in the world that they will be inheriting. A world where complex problem solving and creativity are a must; where tribalism and aggression-based solutions no longer have a place over diplomacy and seeking solutions that suit all. Teaching is about creating relationships built on trust and honesty with our students. Within this, I'm torn by the hypocrisy of the current situation. When my students are faced with a tough, real life problem to solve, each student comes to the table with their own agenda with the opportunity to make their case and then the real work begins. Students innately understand that a solution has to be made that suits many stakeholders in the problem and it is all on the table. So why does modern negotiating culture encourage both sides to hide their motives and to 'shoot for the stars hoping for the moon?' Wouldn't it be better if they both came to the table with a commitment to honesty and a willingness to come to agreement? If we are continually grabbing turf, eventually there will be no turf left so we must recognize that education is not ours to own but rather ours to share. The social studies 11 curriculum reminds students of the impacts of tribalism and is the reason

that we talk about past conflicts. It appears in the science 10 curriculum when students learn that competition amongst species, or within species, weakens the population. When I have a student that comes to me and says that another student is not respecting him, I don't send the offending student to the office for discipline, I help the students figure out the problem. So, if the government feels disrespected, they too shouldn't just run to the office and demand suspension? Are they fearful that they might actually be wrong? Would a mediator or arbitrator suggest another solution? Due process and problem solving is taught in the social justice curriculum and seeps in under the social studies 10 curriculum in the creation of our nation. It exists in all of the math curriculums when we talk about problem solving and the need to place all assumptions and understanding before coming up with a solution and that there are many plausible methods to get to the same solution. These are just two lessons that students are asked to learn and apply

HOLDING THE LINE With all of the talk about increases in taxes and water rates, why are we even considering spending more money that we have to borrow for items that we do not need? We do not, at this time, need another sports complex, new art gallery or even spending money on moving municipal departments near city hall, especially when the thing we need most is a new police station. We cannot keep borrowing money and leaving it for our children to pay off at the rate we

to their every day lives. They are reinforced through the curriculum but forgotten about in adult life. Are we that different form our mistakes of the past? Has society really learned from our predecessor's mistakes? Every day I walk out of my classroom having taught my students how to navigate life only to find my lessons corroded by the those fighting for what – money, power, voice? I belong to a union that supports education but resists reform; that supports teachers but protects poor practices. I wish that I belonged to a professional association that supported education, encouraged teachers and provided opportunity for creative solutions to new world problems. I wish I belonged to a union that supported teachers and actively encouraged teachers to self-improve but knew where to draw the line for those unwilling to improve. I wish that I felt valued as a voice of reason that avoids tribalism and is open to the possibilities. The Ministry of Education, school boards, superintendent's office and principals are not enemies; they are allies.

are going. We will soon start forcing our young people out of the area for work because they cannot afford to live here. Seniors will have to move because of high prices and businesses will look else where also. I am a senior and at present, we can survive on our investments and pension cheques but if we keep increasing taxes, spending and utilities, we will have to sell and move out of the area we have come to love. If you are bothered by this as I am as an electorate, then please start e-mailing your mayor and

I live in a province that says it values education, but erodes trust of the people that deliver the education. I live in a democratic society that has a challenge seeing past the four-year term of the election cycle, that would rather play the political game than to create a vision for a new future. Education is not an area on which to campaign. Education is an area to place your hope for the future on. All great revolution and change are grassroots, not top down. Encourage growth don't proclaim growth. Create the conditions for skilled professionals to do their job without the layers of bureaucracy and mistrust that they will not do their jobs. Build relationships. This is not a plea for more money; it's a request for respect. Respect for one of the occupations that doesn't have immediate implications on our society but long-term ones. Respect for the artistry of teaching and the professionals that we trust our children and their future to. Respect to the processes that have made this country a fantastic place to live, where creativity and ingenuity are as much a part of our tapestry as solving our problems through conversation and diplomacy. Our futures and the sustainability of this province depend on solid education, which in turn depends on sound teaching. This is not a condemnation of our government, nor is it an insult to the union. It is a call to think about what we ask of our youth and how we model it as adults. Paul Britton, Vernon

council members by going to www.vernon.ca and then mayor and council and e-mail, then with your opinions on all items that will impact any change in taxes or utilities. We must do the same for members of the RDNO. The regional district, council, and mayor are elected by us to work for us, and then let’s make them do that by voicing ourselves on how we the electorate want you, our elected members, to run our city and spend our money. Garry Haas

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There should be plenty of water for Greater Vernon this year. Snowpack readings were taken March 1 at three monitoring stations near the Duteau Creek reservoirs. “These readings show the snow water equivalent, or water content of the snow, at 104 to 134 per cent of average for this time of year,” said Jennifer Miles, water sustainability co-ordinator with the Regional District of North Okanagan. The utility also tracks snow depth and found levels to be at 116 to 146 per cent of average. “Typically, about 80 per cent of the annual snowpack is received by March 1,” said Miles.

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He’s sat through a lot of meetings and that hasn’t gone unnoticed. On Wednesday, the Regional District of the North Okanagan honoured Richard Rolke, Morning Star senior reporter, for his many years of dedication in reporting on regional issues. “He is an individual who has brought awareness of significant regional district and rural matters that, without his voice in words, would mean thousands of families over a generation would be unaware of critical water, agriculture, recreation, environmental and financial issues,” said Patrick Nicol, board chairperson. “He’s much admired by all of the board members and staff and by citizens for his coverage of issues in news articles and his weekly columns. He digs in the corners and finds the answers the citizens want to hear. He gets the information we need and his approach to issues

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A gala evening is promised in support of health care in the North Okanagan. Junior Chamber International Vernon will host its third annual gala benefiting the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation April 21 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. “The gala will have a Vegas twist on it for 2012, something new to the event,” said Holly Schmidt, event co-chairperson. “We are very excited to Holly Schmidt introduce the theme aspect this year and look forward to dazzling the wonders of Vegas in front of our guests.” Funds raised will go towards expansion of the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Care Centre. “After learning about the enormous need for an expansion, JCI Vernon was very excited to be able to raise money for another very important project at the hospital,” said Schmidt. Gala activities include a charity auction, both live and silent; a four-course meal; professional keepsake photography; casino; dancing; and live entertainment. “The 2012 gala committee has come up with some fantastic live auction ideas including the ultimate staycation package, a wakeboard package, a health and wellness package and a wine lovers pack-

age,” said Schmidt. “We will also be welcoming back some of the very popular packages including the dinner and a movie for a year package and an authentic East Indian dinner package. These packages wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of the hundreds of businesses who donate to our event and we thank them.” Lists of both live auction and silent auction items can be found at www.jcivernon.com. Tickets for the gala are available by contacting Holly Schmidt at 250-540-9776 or Brittany Lippert at 250-308-6363) or e-mailing gala@jcivernon. com. JCI Vernon is an organization for young people between the ages of 19 and 40 who have a desire to better themselves and the communities they live in.

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farmers and the regional district lobbying senior government for support for farmers. For Pearase, the goal is to ensure agriculture remains part of communities and the economy. “We don’t want to lose what we have and we want to ensure the ones operating are successful,” she said. “There is a place in the world for smaller

agricultural operations and I want to see them be viable.” RDNO directors have been invited by the Kamloops-Okanagan Dairymen’s Association to tour local farms and to discuss an agricultural plan and an agricultural advisory committee. “It is our firm belief that agriculture is a very important economic engine for our region

Kapak going for gold Morning Star Staff

A local girl’s quest for gold is gaining community momentum. Vernon’s own Connie Kapak has already proved she is an award-winning athlete – coming off two solid gold weeks at the B.C. Speed Skating Championships in Kamloops last week and the B.C. Winter Games in Greater Vernon, where she also set a new 400 metre record. Now the Grade 7 Harwood Elementary student is en route to the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Winnipeg March 24 to

“She’s going to be an Olympian one year...we’re just trying to help her get there.” — Akbal Mund 25. But she needs a little help getting there. Boston Pizza is serving up an opportunity to help Kapak go for gold, by donating 10 per cent of all sales on Thursday. “She’s going to be an Olympian one year, and we know that, we’re just trying to help her get there,” said Akbal Mund, who along with

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Jim McEwan of the Greater Vernon B.C. Winter Games committee decided to organize the fundraiser. Mund and McEwan initiated the fundraiser after learning that Kapak’s father, Pete (a single dad), spends upwards of $15,000 to $20,000 a year getting his daughter to meets. “The next couple of years, we’d like to do a fundraiser once a year to help her out. We got involved because we know it’s a good cause,” said Mund. The community is encouraged to help this local speed skating champion by coming in for lunch or dinner at Boston Pizza Thursday. Connie will also be working at the restaurant that day from noon until 7 p.m., and will be accepting donations to help fund her expenses.

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Adrienne Smith, left, B.C. 4-H Provincial Office manager, Susy Chung-Smith, B.C. 4-H provincial president, Amanda Morgan, B.C. 4-H Ambassador, Brian Baehr, B.C. 4-H Foundation trustee, celebrate the opening of the provincial office in Vernon. the B.C. 4-H Provincial Ambassador. “It’s a really great program and it helped me in so many ways with things like leadership skills and public speaking and I have met a lot of great people around the province. I think I will always be involved in some way,” she said. Former 4-H members like to help when they can. Brian Baehr had Holstein calves when he was a member and went on to get a degree in agricultural engineering. He is now a trustee for the B.C. 4-H Foundation. “I like the focus on citizenship, youth development and service to the community,” he said. “I’ve benefited from 4-H all my life and if there’s anything I can do to help, I’ll definitely try.” 4-H Canada celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013. For more information call 1-866776-0373 or see www. bc4h.bc.ca.

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turn onto Mendenhall Hansen makes Road is.” brief stop Spallumcheen counMayor Janice Brown It will be a short stay cil agrees with a letter said the goal has always in Spallumcheen for from one of its residents been to have a left turn Rick Hansen during his asking for improved light off the highway at upcoming 25th annilighting on that inter- versary Man In Motion a section of section, and tour. Highway 97. will bring up Hansen will arrive Ike Neutoun the topic in April 3 and will be at wrote council an upcom- the township office asking them ing meeting from 12:05 p.m. to to lobby the with high- 12:11 p.m. Ministry of ways repre“It would be nice if Transportation sentatives. we could get a bunch of for changes Coun. Janice Brown residents out for those to be made at Christine some poorly Fraser made six minutes to welcome lit intersections in the a motion, supported Rick Hansen and cheer township. unanimously, that him on,” said Mayor One in particular is council ask the minis- Janice Brown. Hansen will be stopthe turn off the highway try of transportation to ping at a number of at Mendenhall Road. investigate installing a “There is a turn lane streetlight or lighting at North Okanagan comfor a left turn, when it Mendenhall Road and munities during his upcoming relay. snows this lane disap- Highway 97. pears and become the property of the oncoming traffic and you’re stuck in the traveled lane trying to make the left turn with everyone behind you hitting their brakes,” wrote South African Month Neutoun. Chenin Blanc “Even in good weathCabernet Sauvignon er, this intersection is dark and it is really tough to see where the Morning Star Staff

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Vipers dump ‘Backs in home finale GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

It has been a while since the Vernon Vipers played a B.C. Hockey League game that didn’t mean something. At worst, there was always a meager two points in the standings to be had. At best, it was a Royal Bank Cup national championship game, or a season-deciding Game 7 of some important playoff series. But with Vernon’s playoff hopes already snuffed out, none of it really mattered in their final regular-season home game Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Instead, the Vipers (or at least some of them) found something to play for – their fans. Colton Cyr, one of six graduating Viper veterans, sent nearly 2,300 fans home with a smile as he collected the overtime winner with a shot from in close to give the Snakes a 4-3 win over the Salmon Arm SilverBacks at Wesbild Centre. “We owe it to the fans. At the end of the day, they make everything happen,” said Cyr, brought over from the Nanaimo Clippers at the trade deadline. “And obviously Duncan (Wray, owner) treats us very well. In any hockey game, you can always find something to play for, and definitely the fans and our owner are two supportive reasons. “It’s been nice coming to Vernon. As my last game as a junior hockey player, it was nice to get that last goal.” Vernon swarmed the 'Backs for much of the first period, unleashing on netminder Kurt Williams from all angles. John Knisley and Pat McGillis narrowly missed on long one-timer passes, Brendan Persley and Ben Gamache were stymied point-blank by Williams, and Cyr rang a slapper off the Salmon Arm tender’s mask from the top of the faceoff dot. The Vipers (29-27-1-2) were rewarded with 20 seconds left in the frame when Adam Tambellini (26th goal) put one by Williams (30 saves) after a barrage of shots by linemates Persley and Hadley. “We started the game real well,

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Vernon Vipers’ Colton Cyr (left) and Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ Alex Gillies keep their eyes on the puck in B.C. Hockey League action Friday night at Wesbild Centre. Cyr scored the OT winner to give Vernon a 4-3 win. and to be honest, we could have had way most of the time too.” a couple goals early,” said Vipers’ After a scoreless second period, head coach Jason Williamson. the SilverBacks surprised the Vipers “They got some Grade A chances, with a pair of powerplay goals, but they didn’t bear down. one courtesy of second star Myles Williamson noted a clear distinc- McAuley (13th), the other by Travis tion between his Stephens (15th), players that were who hoisted a going hard, and puck behind goalie others that were Danny Todosychuk just going through (25 saves) at the the motions. side of the net. “Some guys Vernon equalwere great. You can ized midway single a guy out like through the period — Colton Cyr Aaron Hadley, and on a patient pass yeah, he was great. from Hadley in the And it shows on the scoresheet corner, spotting Marc Hetnik cruis– he gets two assists and made ing in from the point. The eversome big-time plays. And good for improving Brookline, Mass. prodColton Cyr to get the game-winner, uct picked the top corner through because he plays the game the right a maze of bodies for this third tally

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of the season. Mike Zalewski (37th), knocking down a shot by John Knisley and tucking the puck behind Williams, looked to have things sewn up with just over a minute to play, but McAuley (14th) forced OT with Salmon Arm's third man-advantage goal with 21 second remaining in regulation. The 2011-12 campaign was pretty much a write-off for the young Salmon Arm squad, who lost a lot of talent through trades, both in the offseason and throughout the year. Making matters worse, it seems like every player they dealt had a breakout season with their new teams. Paul De Jersey (Prince George Spruce Kings) is tied for the scoring lead with 94 points, and Devin Gannon (Cowichan

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Vernon’s Alex Gillies has enjoyed a stellar rookie BCHL season with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks.

While the loss of players like Gervais and captain Brett Knowles, who was traded to Cowichan in early January, initially rocked the remaining SilverBacks, Gillies says they have learned through adversity and will be a stronger team next year for having gone through it. “At the end of it, we’re all happy to play together,” he said. “We’ve got a good group of guys and we started to play pretty well lately and keeping games a lot closer. I think if we had more time with this group we would have gotten a bit further. “I think we’re going to have a top-end team next year.” SNAKE BITES: Before Friday’s game, Colton Sparrow was awarded the Wayne Buck Memorial Award, given to the player who exemplifies work ethic and unselfish play...Forwards Ben Gamache, McGillis, Darren Nowick, defenceman Sean Robertson and netminder Kirby Halcrow join Cyr as graduating players. Zalewski (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Knisley (Cornell University), Luke Juha (Penn State) are expected to head to college next season...McAuley, James Friedel and Williams are the graduating SilverBacks.

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Vernon Kokanee swimmer Meredith Levorson had some new entries for the club’s record book at the B.C. AAA Championships in Surrey. Levorson, one of 15 competing Kokanee, clocked four new club records, and helped the team set five new western time standards and 11 Canadian agegroup standards. They finished the meet with two gold, five silver and four bronze medals. Levorson started by swimming the 800-metre freestyle in nine minutes, 55.58 seconds, shaving 18 seconds off her personal best (PB) to finish fourth and earn the 12 girls national age-group standard. She then eclipsed her first record with a 2:31.25 in the 200 IM, winning gold and achieving the 14 girls national standard. She also earned gold in the 50 free with 28.61, and silver in both the 100 backstroke (1:08.93) and 100 free (1:02.26). All three were club records. Levorson added a bronze in the 400 IM (5:19.91) and silver in 200 back (2:28.02). In the 1,500, Josh Phillips swam a 17:07.40 and Sam Grenier swam a 17:06.97, with both making the 17-18 boys national standard. In the relays, Emily Beatty opened the Under 18 girls 400 medley with a PB 1:09.50 in the 100 back. In the U18 boys medley, Grenier, Florian Terpstra, Wouter Terpstra and Phillips combined for a PB 4:19.95. Kiah Lee came sixth in the 200 IM with a PB 2:29.64, earning a 14 girls age-group standard. In the 400 IM, Lee finished came fourth with a PB 5:16.11, and added other PBs in the 400 free (4:57.88) and 100 breaststroke (1:18.13). Lee took sixth in the 200 back with a PB 1:17.17, making 15 girls age-group nationals standard and U15 girls western standard. Sarah Mehain struck silver in the 200 IM with a 3:15.98, shaving of seven seconds of her PB, and added bronze in the 100 free with a PB 1:18.98, and silver in the 100 breast with a PB 1:46.61. In the 400 IM, Florian Terpstra was sixth with a PB 4:51.11, and Phillips ranked eighth with a PB 4:52.48. In the 200 breast, Florian Terpstra claimed fifth with a 2:33.37, Phillips was seventh with a PB 2:35.29, making his 16 boys age-group national standard. In the 200 back, Florian Terpstra finished sixth with an 1:11.49, and Phillips was eighth with a 1:13.93. In the 400 free, Hannah Mehain (5:04.09), shaved

of 11 seconds off her personal best, and Sam Grenier (4:22.90), took off nine seconds off his. Hannah Mehain achieved a PB in the 100 breast (1:20.88) to make the 15 girls AAA standard. In the 200 back, Dara Wasylik swam a 2:51.57, and Jamie Sullivan swam a 2:27.19, both PBs. Josh Phillips swam a PB 1:12.31 in the 100 breast, making 16 boys age-group standard. Wouter Terpstra swam a PB 1:12.67 in the 100 breast. In the 200 butterfly, Kaia Phillips (2:45.44), Joshua Phillips (2:24.36), Florian Terpstra (2:22.29) and Sam Grenier (2:20.70), all swam PBs. Samuel Grenier was eighth in 200 fly with a 2:21.09. Other Kokanee securing personal bests include: Dara Wasylik, 400 IM (6:29.66) and 100 fly (1:31.54); Sam Grenier, 400 IM (4:55.70); Chloe Grenier, 100 free (1:11.60); Emma Levorson, 100 free (1:03.44) and 100 fly (1:15.10); Jamie Sullivan, 100 free (1:02.95); Courtney Lee, 200 breast (2:56.97); Hannah Mehain, 200 breast (3:01.67); and Emily Beatty, 100 fly (1:16.47).

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The District of Coldstream is proposing to amend the Zoning Bylaw to implement policies from the Coldstream Agricultural Plan - Planning Strategy. Two new rural zones are being proposed for inclusion into the Zoning Bylaw: Rural 10 (RU.10) and Rural 30 (RU.30). The proposed RU.10 Zone has a minimum lot size of 10 hectares and the proposed RU.30 Zone has a minimum lot size of 30 hectares. These minimum lot size requirements only apply to proposed subdivisions and will not impact the current use of properties located within the proposed new zones. All lands located within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) are proposed to be rezoned from Rural Two (RU.2) to RU.10. All lands designated in the Official Community Plan (OCP) as Rural 30 are proposed to be rezoned from RU.2 to RU.30. Properties designated in the OCP as RU.2 will maintain the RU.2 zoning as they are not located within the ALR or within the area designated in the OCP as Rural 30 (i.e. the Ranchlands, parts of Buchanan Road, parts of Highway 6, and Brewer Road). The proposed zoning amendment also establishes new regulations for urban agriculture, ‘home plate’ or non-farm improvements to farming parcels, and farm worker housing. The March 14th Open House is an opportunity for the community to learn more about proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1597, 2011. There will be an opportunity to provide input at the official Public Hearing to be scheduled in the future.

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ed to play for a bronze medal Saturday versus Holy Cross (Crusaders of Surrey).” In quarterfinal play Thursday, the Panthers got a huge 26-point effort from Game MVP Sage Blundell to clip the Seycove Seyhawks of North Vancouver 71-59. “The girls came out and played inspired basketball today and controlled most of the game, taking a 28-23 lead at the half,” said Mitchell. “We simply out worked Seycove in this game, we made everything very difficult for them which helped us advance to the final four.” VSS extended that lead to nine points midway through the third quarter, but Seycove trimmed it down to two before the break. Vernon rallied behind Blundell, who canned 15 of her 26 points in the final quarter. Rice chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds and Marrion added a dozen points. “To make the final four is great for this team. Our playoff run has been simply outstanding, the team has really come together and not let anything get in the way of their focus. Mitchell credited veteran Bailey Limb, the lone returnee this season, for keeping the Cats on task throughout the season.

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A week that started with a ton of promise ended in a downward spiral for Vernon’s Jim Cotter Friday in Saskatoon. The Team B.C. skip finished the Tim Hortons Brier with his fifth straight loss that afternoon, bowing 8-3 to Yukon/Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe. Cotter, who curls with third Kevin Folk, second Ty Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, equalled his 4-7 record from last year’s Brier in London, Ont. Ontario’s Glenn Howard finished atop the round-robin standings at 10-1 after he doubled Alberta’s Kevin Koe 6-3 Thursday afternoon. Howard iced Manitoba’s Rob Fowler (8-3) 9-3 in Friday night’s Page 1-2 playoff to advance to today’s championship game where he will face the winner of Saturday’s Page 3-4 all-brother showdown between Jamie Koe and Kevin Koe. Meanwhile, Cotter’s Woodland Equipment rink will battle Brad Kuhn’s Nufloors for the Baron Insurance Super League championship Wednesday (8:30 p.m.) at the Vernon Curling Club.


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LINCOLN LANES BOWLERS-OF-THE-WEEK Club 55 Ladies: Doreen Ellinson – bowled a 602 triple to go 167 over her 145 average. Club 55 Men’s: Gordon Conway – bowled a 845 triple to go 221 over his 208 average. Ladies: Joy Stratford – bowled a 742 triple to go 202 over her 180 average. Men’s: Andy Rutherford – bowled a 726 triple to go 231 over his 165 average. HIGH GAMES/TRIPLES: Bernie Parker 100 POA; Dennis Huizinga 323, 100 POA; Randy Borton 346-829, 100 POA, 301; Lila Perry 100 POA; George Stoddart 100 POA; Dan Deboer 316; Gord Conway 335-845; Andy Rutherford 100 POA; Sue Beugling 310, 100 POA; Yvonne Walker 763; Art Block 333-881; Shirley Little 756; Jack Drew 300, 100 POA; Trish Stamhuis 383, 100 POA; Tyra Hoggard 762; Brittany Adams 100 POA; Matt Eisenhauer 348-841, 100 POA; Liz Truscott 100 POA; Mike Litowski 325, 100 POA; Gary Mifin 100 POA; Jamie Schnyder 323-834; Antonia Sengotta 320; Dana Schnyder 322, 100 POA. HIGH AVERAGES: ADULT Ladies Yvonne Walker 253 Men Wayne Schultz 252 Drew Soroka CLUB 55 Ladies Irene Walker 215 Men Don Hurst 223 PEE WEE Girls Aryssa Matsen 110 Boys Zach Flindt 122 BANTAM Girls Mackenzie Killingbeck 109 Boys Adam Fiset 161 JUNIOR Girls Erin Sakamoto 220 Boys Taylor Falconer 165 Matthew Christie SENIOR Girls Krista Koenig 233 Boys Tyce Koenig 249

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Farm family earns golden apple RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

A commitment to quality has paid off for a Vernon farm family. Avtar and Ronnie Mann are the recipients of the 2012 golden apple award from the B.C. Fruit Growers Association. “We’ve been working so hard over the years and we’ve made it,” said Ronnie. “We feel really good about it.” In 2001, the couple produced 84 bins per

acre of ambrosia apples and 72 bins an acre of gala apples. “The grade and size was outstanding along with the high yields,” states a BCFGA press release. The Manns — whose children attend university — first got into farming by leasing an orchard in 2005. They are currently working 17.5 acres in the Bella Vista area. Among the steps they have taken towards a successful orchard are

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using a nutrient program based on soil, leaf and fruitlet analysis. They also maintain a strict spray program as a way of reducing the impact of pests and disease on their crop. While considerable time and effort goes into the orchard, Ronnie admits it’s necessary if the farm is going to be successful. “To grow good fruit, you have to be out there,” she said. Much of their experience was gained while

Curator named top arts educator Morning Star Staff

Lake Country Museum curator Dan Bruce was awarded the prestigious arts educator award at the 2012 Okanagan Arts Awards. In accepting the award Bruce said, “I am honoured and surprised – thank you. I am proud to bring such an award to Lake Country.” Besides being Lake Country Museum curator, he also manages the collections of the Fintry Estate and Manor House as its executive director. Bruce has lived in Lake Country for 26 years. His museum career started in Jamaica, where he worked in archaeological exploration of pre-Columbian sites. Bruce was hired by the British Museum to curate its collections from the Caribbean. After arriving in Canada, he has worked with James Baker at the archaeology field school in Lytton, B.C. and has curated at the Princeton Museum and the Kelowna Centennial Museum. He has assisted the Central Okanagan Regional District with heritage sites. Over several years, the American Museum of Natural History in New York has selected Bruce as its lecturing tour guide for field trips in Latin America. Bruce has also given numerous public lectures in the fields of history and archaeology.

“Dan has made an impressive contribution to Lake Country Museum, most recently by curating the All Fired Up exhibition of pottery from around the world,” said Duane Thomson, museum president. “He plans to mount further exhibitions

on Mexican arts and crafts and the Japanese Canadians of Lake Country. In preparing these exhibitions Dan uses his extensive contacts internationally and throughout B.C. to gather artifacts which complement our own holdings.”

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(who was also the seller’s agent), put in a “clean” offer and didn’t insist on a property inspection. Shortly after moving in, the buyer discovered serious structural problems, which the City of Sudbury ordered repaired. The repair process also identified plumbing problems. The repair costs were about $190,000 – well above the $110,100 purchase price of the house.

In one case, a Kamloops seller answered “no” The court decided that the seller, though to the question of whether they were aware trying to be honest, made incomplete and of an insect or rodent infestation. misleading disclosure of other Two years previously, however, issues with the foundation walls they had a termite problem and that they knew about, even hired a pest control company though those hadn’t caused to deal with it. Shortly after the them any problems. As well, sale, the buyers noticed termites the court said that the seller around the townhouse. They misrepresented that there were claimed the seller fraudulently no plumbing problems. So, misrepresented the property. here, the seller was liable to the But the BC Supreme Court buyer. (The real estate agent disagreed. The wording of was also liable to both her buyer the question “Are you aware and seller clients.) of any infestation by insects or rodents?” on the standard It remains to be seen whether the Kevin E. Property Disclosure Statement approach taken by the Ontario Cherkowski is in the present tense, said the court in this case – calling for court, and doesn’t refer to past more full, frank and accurate disclosure by infestations. sellers – will be found persuasive in BC. Permission has been asked for the Ontario Now, however, a recent case from the Ontario case to be appealed to the Supreme Court of Court of Appeal may mean sellers have to be Canada. If that appeal goes forward, it will more forthcoming in future – or risk liability help clarify the law in this area in BC. for inadequate disclosure if a buyer relies on their Property Disclosure Statement. But in any event, sellers should be cautious when providing information in disclosure The seller in this case answered the question statements, and buyers shouldn’t blindly “Are you aware of any structural problems?” rely on what the sellers say there. For with “NW corner settled.” In the space example, the seller may not know of past or provided for “additional comments,” the current issues with the property. A property seller added “to the best of our knowledge inspection by a qualified home inspector is the house has settled. No further problems generally money well spent, as may be the in 17 years.” The seller also indicated they cost of a legal review of an offer before it’s weren’t aware of any plumbing problems. presented to or accepted by a seller. The buyer, on the advice of her agent

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admission is free, with refreshments supplied. The Seniors Action Network meeting takes place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the People Place and all seniors are urged to attend to discuss issues and solutions. Recently the province announced the “Improving the Care of BC Seniors: An Action Plan” that would include the appointment of an advocate for seniors among other initiatives and are asking for consultation with seniors and other stakeholders. Plan to attend this meeting if you have any suggestions to put forward. You know we have truly remarkable people in Vernon. Where else would you find double the number of volunteers needed to give up their time with family and friends on Christmas Day to provide dinner and entertainment for 180 complete strangers who are members of our community and in need or have no family or friends in town. In a recent letter to the editor the organizers praised all the businesses and the volunteers for their participation and mentioned that twice as many people volunteered than were needed. Kudos to those organizers and to all who contributed to this very real Christmas miracle! If you have any comments or questions please call 250-542-7928 or e-mail blackmail1@telus.net


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An article in the March 4 edition of The Morning Star about the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. contained incorrect contact information. If you need more information or support from the society, please contact Lila Sofonoff at 250-8600305 or e-mail lsofonoff@alzheimerbc.org

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and are collecting less, Grate a carrot faster? and being much more What is its purpose and thoughtful about how is that relevant? Try to our “goods” affect the connect the purpose to environment. the purchase From how and then items are decide if it is made, packcoming home aged, shipped, with you. marketed And if — is it really it is comworth it? ing into the Many older house, what is people are going out of Michele Blais the house? I fabulous at re-purposing, like this idea, repairing and reusing something in, someitems and this becomes thing out. smart again. I am going to be If something is on clearing out our house for $5 I may want it, again this spring and but if I pause and think use the Six R system: if it was $20 would I Return to Owner buy it, or walk out of (adult children, neighthe store and decide if I bours?); Re-sell — yard need it I will come back sale or consignment; for it? Chances are you Reuse — Goodwill, leave it for someone Gleaners store, The else to ponder because Mission, CMHA, Alan you didn’t really need Brooks yard sale, but it. be respectful and if Now shopping and it is broken and junk collecting isn’t always throw it away; Recycle about need, however items — paper, glass, it is important to not cardboard, tin, etc.; overwhelm yourself for Re-purpose — this for want. What does the me is a creative outlet, item do for you? Help as can I paint that chair you to look fabulous? or bookcase, to make

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it more useful. Watch that you don’t take on too much and fill a room here for the day you have time. One or two projects at a time; Rubbish — our landfill is open seven days a week. I find this process very uplifting. We did it last year at our cottage and it was wonderful — just brought stuff out on to the lawn and put it in a pile and then away it went. The cottage felt so much better and welcoming to me after it was painted, new to us more practical furniture which actually was all from the re-use category, as we purchased from others. It is now a more restful retreat. The experts like Peter Walsh say to tackle one room at a time. Also to have a vision for each of your rooms as to how they are going to be used and stick with it. In the kitchen, have the magic triangle between stove, refrigerator and sink, keeping your most used items within easy reach of those — anything else can be put in a cupboard or gotten rid of. He had an idea for utensils and gadgets

which was to put them all in a box, and as you use an item it can be placed back into the drawer, after a month any unused items are gotten rid of or stored away until you need them — is once a year enough? As a realtor I know that storage is very important to everyone. Make it work for you and if your house is short on closets then create storage with built-in cupboards, shelving, bureaus and wardrobes. Under the stairs can be wasted space, doors on book shelves can make them more useful, there are lots of ways. A cluttered home can lead to us feeling disorganized, anxious and overwhelmed. Tackle it one room at a time so the process of de-cluttering doesn’t become a nightmare as you throw everything out. The de-cluttering shows have a large crew — most families don’t. Yard sales can help you to get rid of stuff, earn a few bucks, meet the neighbours; just watch that you don’t buy it all back from someone else’s sale. Happy cleaning.

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ou don’t have to be a technology guru to conclude that the proliferation of devices that depend on communicating with the Internet wirelessly must have some limit. There is a theoretical limit imposed by a physical law that places a cap on the amount of traffic that can be handled at a given top speed within a specified bandwidth. Practical, safe use of the electromagnetic spectrum for communication extends from ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) under 100 cycles per second or hertz up to ionizing radiation which begins at X-ray frequencies. This band includes all radio communica-

tions from the Very of speeds up to 10 times Low Frequencies (VLF) that of 4G which maxes under 22,000 hertz out around 1 billion favoured by nations bits per second. Note operating submarines the quotes because we so that they are now talkcan send and ing about receive mesbumping up sages from against some just below the of the limits surface of the that Professor ocean, AM Einstein and FM radio, proved to television up exist. to cell phones Perhaps if and other Vernon PC Users’ Club the scientists wireless devicCERN in es that are presenting Switzerland had been us with the current correct about achieving conundrum. particle speeds greater Right now we have than the speed of light 4G (fourth generation) the sky could be the wireless which defines limit, but realistically it the ultimate in network would appear that only speed. In the future marginal improvements there is already talk of will characterize 5G. 5G wireless which is So looming in the “theoretically” capable future is the prospect

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of wireless communications slowing down much as an old windup gramophone playing a lively recorded tune would begin eventually to run down, turning sopranos into bassos. Research abounds into means of cramming more information into available bands such as what engineers in Venice recently demonstrated: a technique that exploits what is called the “orbital angular momentum” of radio waves by imparting them with a “twist” that permits many data streams to fit in the frequency spread currently used for just one. For the time being, however, maybe Twitter should consider limiting Tweet length to 120

characters. The next meeting of the Vernon PC Users’ Club is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert

Centre in the cafeteria. Call Betty at 542-7024 or Olive at 542-8490 for more information or go to vpcuc.org.

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As one of the largest and longest-running ICBC-certified motorcycle training facilities in B.C., the Kelowna & District Safety Council has been one of the province’s leaders in professional rider training since 1980. This year, KDSC is bringing its Learn to Ride program to Vernon in April and August 2012. A free motorcycle training program information session will be held

Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vernon library. Each session starts with a presentation about the ICBC licensing process, tips for passing the motorcycle learner’s permit test, and an overview of the Learn to Ride Program. KDSC staff and instructors will be on hand to answer questions and ease your transition into the two-wheeled world. “Learning to ride can be a big step, and it can even be a little

Make a difference We have for seniors Morning Star Staff

If you’ve got some time to spare, seniors in the community could use your help. Volunteers are needed for the Senior Support Volunteer Program run by the Family Resource Centre that pairs trained volunteers with older adults who are socially isolated and may be experiencing early stages of dementia or depression. The objective is to assist in maintaining the optimal level of independence for clients. This is done through individual contact and/ or group work. The centre is accepting applications now for training that begins in April. For more details, see www.vernonfrc.ca or call Karen at 250545-3390, ext. 215.

intimidating if you don’t know what to expect,” says Tania Meyer, executive director. “We started holding these information sessions last year to give people the opportunity to take the guesswork out of the process, and they were really popular.” The session is free, but an RSVP is appreciated by calling KDSC toll-free at 1-888-5807233 or by e-mail to info@kdsc. bc.ca.

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Community Calendar the 99 per cent in Canada. Schubert Centre auditorium March 12 at 7 p.m. Admission by donaLUMBY & DIST. WILDLIFE ASSOC. Monthly tion. Hosted by Okanagan-Shuswap Green Party; trapshoots the second Sunday of the month at see www.okshuswapgreens.ca or 250-260-5877. 10 a.m., at the clubhouse. Info., contact Norm at PROLIFE THRIFT STORE BAG SALE March 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. 12-17. Also all children’s books 10 for $1. At CHERRYVILLE ANNUAL SEED SWAP Second 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777. annual Heritage Seed Saver Day March 11 from SOLD The Society for Open Learning and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cherryville Community Hall. Discussion meets March 12, People Place, from Bring your own saved seeds to swap or come 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., room 6 downstairs. Calvin and collect some new ones. Seeds, plants, music, White will speak on his one year in Uzbekistan food, film and prizes. Special guest speaker Heidi with Doctors without Borders. Visitors welcome. Osterman from the True Food Foundation at 1:30 Call Nadine at 250-549-1479. p.m. For more information, call Neville at 250MOCCASION MAKING March 12 and 13 after 547-9428 or e-mail to nevilleo@telus.net school at Sookinchoot Youth Center for high school aboriginal youth. Contact 250-549-2921. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 189 OYAMA MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A SENIOR’S LIFE Ladies Auxiliary general meeting March 12 at 1 Trained volunteers offer support to older adults p.m. at the branch. All members urged to attend who are socially isolated and may be experiencing and bring a friend, new members welcome. early stages of dementia or depression. The Family OKANAGAN ROSES & GARDENS CLUB MEETS Resource Centre is accepting applications now The second Monday of the month at Schubert for training beginning April 2012. For more info/ Centre, 7:30 p.m. This month, Bill Hickey will details visit www.vernonfrc.ca or call Karen at 250talk about growing hardy “sub-tropical fruits” in 545-3390, ext. 215. your backyard. Everyone welcome. VERNON RETIRED TEACHERS’ ASSOC. MEETS HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE 50+ are welcome Vernon Golf and Country Club March 12. to come out for a fun game of bridge, 3310-37th Registration begins at 10:30. Guest speaker Ave., Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be Murray Sasges and students from Fulton Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Billiard and Global Education Program. Build your own sandshuffleboard room is now open. Enjoy a game wich buffet follows. Cost $15 for members, $17 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or non-members. Pre-register for lunch by phoning Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Canasta is 250-542-1055 or by usual e-mail notification. Mondays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. GUEST PROFESSOR SERIES A provocative Chair yoga Mondays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., floor discussion for the reform of capitalism. Using the curling Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call tax system and corporate governance as vehicles 250-542-2877 for more information. for change, UBC professor Ross Hickey examNARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Monday at 7 p.m., ines rationale and policy tools to reverse rising Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis Park Dr. behind trend of income inequality between the rich and Knox Church (closed, women only, topic/ discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline: 250-503-3260 or 1-866918-3574. SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday it’s snooker Moving expenses can be a big tax deduction. from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Every second and To qualify you must move at least 40kms fourth Monday it’s crib and bingo at 1 p.m. closer to your new job or 40 kms closer to a Each Wednesday it’s carpet bowling at 1:30 new work location with an existing company. p.m. Dance with bands 1st Monday each Your move must be considered to be a month (Oct. – May) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. permanent move - not just a job that is a For information call Joy at 250-546-8907 or short contract and then you plan to return Nancy at 250-546-8158. home. If your move qualifies here are some of the expenses you can claim: Moving van ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 25 costs, travel & meal costs for yourself and VERNON Where else can you play free family, cost of selling your home i.e. legal fees pool all day? Come on down Mondays and real estate commission among others. with a member and sharpen your skills. You must have all receipts for hotels, moving Or become a member and take advantage vans and house sale etc. Receipts for meals of all we have to offer! We close at 6 p.m. and travel are not necessary as CRA provide Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. a simplified calculation for this purpose. Most important is a letter from you employer stating TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) that whether or not you were reimbursed MEETS Mondays at First Baptist Church, for your move – if “yes” then the $ amount 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in from 6 to 6:45 must be stated and also the date you started p.m. with meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages work. Moving expenses can also be allowed

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uppets are the focus Thursday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Halina Centre in Vernon’s Rec Centre. Local puppeteer Cindy Bertrand uses her small friends in a play that helps people “see, feel, name, and heal” life issues. Cindy also discusses how this age-old entertainment with the “third party” puppet element can help us express how we feel comfortably and give us joy and satisfaction! Admission at the door: $7; $4 for students. This third Capsule College presentation helps the Vernon University Women’s Club to provide two $1,500 scholarships yearly at Okanagan College, Kal Campus. welcome. Call Joan at 250-542-9328 or Judy at 250-545-5491. CHRONIC PAIN AND DEPRESSION GROUP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. This is an informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Interested parties should call 250-542-6155 and ask for Carole, if not available please leave a message. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more information, phone 250-549-3328. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. OKANAGAN TURNER’S GUILD Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. HALINA PATTERN DANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. Info., please call Gordon at 250-549-1608.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: BECOME A FOSTER PARENT Find out how you can become a foster parent at our info. session March 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering Place, # 300 – 3100 – 30th Ave. For more information contact Noelle 250-558-0939 noksupport@okfosterparents.ca VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY March 13 at noon, art presentation. This week’s topic: Art of Genevieve Cadieaux - Photography. Approx. 1 hour. Drop-in session. Admission by donation. Gallery is at 3228 - 31st Ave. Call 250-545-3173, see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or e-mail to info@vernonpublicartgallery.com SENIORS ACTION NETWORK MEETING March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at People Place, room 006, 3402-27th Ave. Vernon. Join us at this open meeting to get and give updates on important senior-related issues in the community and help make a Physician Ph h sician i i guided: g id ided: d difference for seniors. We look for• Cl Cleansing/detoxifi i /d t ification ti programs ward to seeing new seniors at this • Hormone testing and treatment meeting. Call Dayle Drury at 250Dr. Nicole Shortt, ND 545-8572 or e-mail sirb@socialNaturopathic Physician • Allergy testing and treatment planning to learn more. • Smoking Cessation programs ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE • Weight loss programs PRESENTATION March 13 from • Immune support 1:30 to 3 p.m., room 006, People Place, 3402-27th Ave. “Can Alzheimer’s Disease be Avoided, Reversed, Stopped or Slowed? Dr. Krista Ingram, ND Naturopathic Physician A review of current approaches 250-545-0103 3105 - 36th Ave, Vernon offered by Mark Roberts-Seymour

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and a panel will answer questions. All welcome. Call 250-558-8792. ENDERBY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Enderby Toastmasters invites you to join them for an evening of fun, laughter and learning. Meetings at Enderby & District Museum, 901 George St., Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Guests, new members welcome. Info.: visit http://enderbytoastmasters.webs.com/ e-mail enderbytoastmasters@hotmail.com or call Karen at 250-838-9581 or John or Naomi at 250-838-0235. 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 290229th Ave. Gratefully accepting double strollers, maternity and infant clothing donations. TEACH AND PLAY FOR KIDS Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. Call 250-542-7578. DRAWING LESSONS AT HALINA CENTRE For beginners, Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 542-2877 for more information. WOODCARVERS The North Okanagan Carver Society meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3.30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704 Highway 6. Experienced carvers come and meet other carvers, share techniques and ideas. New to carving? We’ll help you get started. New members are welcome anytime. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 Cribbage night and dart league Tuesdays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. We are at 2500-46th Ave. Call 250-542-3277 for more information. VERNON PC USERS’ CLUB MEETS The second Tuesday of each month at Schubert Centre at 350530th Ave., at 7 p.m. Call Betty at 542-7024 or June at 549-7221 and check out vernon pcusersclub.ca. ELKS LODGE meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876. New members welcome. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court.

UPCOMING DUTCH CANADIANS COFFEE TIME Meets the second Wednesday of the month starting March 14 at the Village Green Centre food court at 10 a.m. For more info., please call 250-503-5115. ENDOMETRIOSIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets March 14 at 6:30 p.m., Schubert Centre. OKANAGAN LANDLORDS’ SOCIETY Please join us for an evening of open discussion for our landlords at our Coffee Casual March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Pantry Restaurant, 3908-32nd St., Vernon. PHIL CALLAWAY COMING TO VERNON Wellknown humorist and author brings his humorous yet perceptive look at life March 14 at 7 p.m. at Grace Bible Church, 5661 Silver Star Rd., annual dessert fundraiser for North Okanagan Pregnancy Care Centre. Tickets $30, available at Grace Bible Church, Talkin’ Donkey, Vernon Christian Fellowship, First Baptist Church and Brenda Hala Photography. Call Shannon Green at 778-475-6016.


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Choral leader continues to shape sound Lydia Adams conducts from the legacy her predecessor, Elmer Iseler, left behind KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

It was 15 years ago that Lydia Adams received a call from the board of directors of one of Canada’s most respected choral groups. Their esteemed leader had fallen ill, and they needed someone to take over the baton in the interim. Adams, who was living in London, Ont. at the time and was, and still is, the conductor of the 100-plus voice Amadeus Choir, quickly travelled to Toronto to take on the job. It wasn’t easy at first to step inside the shoes of one of Canada’s most revered choral leaders, but Adams soon found her place. After Elmer Iseler succumbed to a brain tumour in 1998, Adams was asked to officially take the podium, and she continues to lead the choir that bears Iseler’s name with the same pride and passion her predecessor did. “When Elmer passed away it was so tough on the choir. There was an uncertainty in the organization. We also felt so bad for his family. It was incredibly tough to sing at his funeral,” remembers Adams. “Not only did the board and the choir make the decision to go forward, every new audience had to go forward also.” That passion for singing will be heard when the 20-member Elmer Iseler Singers perform two concerts in Vernon Monday. The North Okanagan Community Concert Association is rolling out the red carpet for the singers, staging a gala event for the evening performance. It’s an honour owed not just to Adams and her group, but to Iseler, who was a sound pioneer and pivotal to the development of choral music in Canada. He founded the Elmer Iseler Singers in 1979, and the choir would go on to become one of Canada’s most illustrious professional chamber ensembles. “Elmer was a genius in shaping sound. He never approached the same piece of music the same way,” said Adams. “He could make the ordinary piece of music sound great and approached it from a whole different level to make it sound fantastic. It taught me a huge lesson and still does to this day.” Born and raised in Glace Bay, N.S., Adams,

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Lydia Adams, far right, leads the Elmer Iseler Sings to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre for two concerts Monday. A gala, organized by the North Okanagan Community Concert Association, is scheduled for the evening performance. started her musical career as a pianist. Her mother was a choir director and her father was a natural storyteller, and she grew up playing piano and learning theory, eventually going on to accompany her mother’s singing groups in the church and community. “As I got older, mom would bring me to Sunday service and I would play the organ, even though I didn’t really know how to play the organ,” laughed Adams. “There was a positive sphere of influence growing up. My mom was my unofficial piano teacher, and I studied with another teacher. It was all encompassing, but luckily mom and her were on the same wavelength.” It was in her home province where Adams first met Iseler when she was hired to play piano at a summer camp for the Nova Scotia Choral Federation. Iseler was there conducting. “We hit it off immediately,” said Adams. Adams’ respect for Iseler was further sealed the first time she heard him conduct Mozart’s Requiem. “He would stretch the beat so long, you couldn’t take a breath,” said Adams. “He’d conduct workshops with people across the

country, and all of a sudden they would be making this extraordinary music.” Adams has ensured that Iseler’s legacy lives on, and that there is always a future for choral music, through the group’s education program. She and the singers often conduct workshops, working with high school students and up-and-coming composers. “We have even invited some of them in the recording studio with our sound technician Dave Burnham, who is a former recording engineer with the CBC,” said Adams. “He has helped young recording engineers to learn to record choral groups, which is a science in itself.” Adams, like Iseler, is also a huge proponent of supporting Canadian content and composers, and says there is no better feeling as when she and the choir open up a brand new piece of music they have commissioned. “We always look for things that will widen our scope, said Adams. “We like to expand our knowledge and experience and not just perform traditional choral music.” In 2010, the singers commissioned Vancouver-based choral composer Hussein Janmohamed to write a distinctively Islamic

piece of music. The choir performed his Surah An-Nur, which comes from the Verse of Light from the Qur’an, at the Sing for the Earth Canadian Choral Celebration in Toronto. “He wanted to make our voices authentic and to expand our approach. He built the piece with us, and had it all in his head,” said Adams. “We had a group of people come to the performance that had never been to a choral concert before.” The Elmer Iseler Singers will engage local audiences with a repertoire that ranges from German motets and spirituals, as well as Schubert’s Ständchen, in an ode to late Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester. Also on the bill are traditional Scottish songs and a selection of Canadian-centric compositions entitled Songs from the Spirit. Monday’s matinée performance takes place at 1:30 p.m., with the gala at 7:30 p.m. “The audience is invited to take their gowns out of wraps, shake out their tuxedo and come formally dressed for the evening gala, if they wish,” reports the NOCCA. Tickets are $35/adult, $17.50/student, $5/ eyeGo at the Ticket Seller box office. Call 250 549-7469 for information.

Female artists reveal individual influences in new exhibits Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo has opened its doors to new exhibitions featuring the work of three female artists. Sande Waters’ exhibition in Gallery One, entitled Reverence, showcases drawings of internal psychological spaces as well as the external body and its organs. “They emulate disquieting echoes of viewers’ own bodies. At the same time, they could be perceived as archetypes of the human condition,” said Heidi Maddess, Gallery Vertigo director. In her drawings, Waters references being a female artist and iconic female symbols, which are perceived as feminist in nature. She is interested in the language of symbols for both sexuality and gender –– male and female. Waters completed her bachelor of fine art at Emily Carr

University and a masters in fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute. She continues to pursue her art practice from Deep Cove, where she lives. Eliza Fry is a mixed media artist from Kaslo, who grew up living part time on the Prairies and part time in the Shuswap. Her art is influenced by this sense of place and is concerned with social or environmental issues. “Fry has been a child and youth counsellor for most of her adult working life, so she is naturally interested in related issues,” said Maddess. “For the last few years, she has been working with maps and birds or wings, incorporating the use old photographs to take images out of context by removing the background information.” Fry’s exhibit, Flight Path, reflects those influences in twodimensional paintings and three-dimensional work assem-

blages. On the North Okanagan Artists Alternative’s members wall is the work of Wanda Lock, a painter living in Lake Country who, according to her significant other, listens to too much Stone Temple Pilots while working in her studio. Lock says she isn’t sure what her fondness for grunge music and teenage angst movies have in common with her current body of work, but she is convinced that all will become clear in good time. Lock graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992 and returned to the Okanagan shortly thereafter. She is represented by The Gallery Project, Elevation Gallery in Canmore, and The Front Gallery in Edmonton. All current exhibitions continue at Vertigo to April 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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ne of the top books of 2011 was Catherine the Great, by Robert Massie, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, The Romanovs, and best known for Nicholas and Alexandra. Massie’s latest work tells the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia as a teenager and rose to become one of the most Maureen Curry remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. Unlike Nicholas and Alexandra, Catherine is hardly unknown, and part of a biographer’s job these days is sorting out the truth from myth. Massie based his book mostly on Catherine’s own memoirs and on already published research. Catherine was raised by a remote father and a bullying, unloving mother and was shipped off to Russia at 16 to marry Charles Peter Ulrich (later Peter III), her oafish second cousin, also 16, already a heavy drinker and more interested in dressing in uniform and playing with tin soldiers than in sex. Lonely, friendless, spottily educated, she nevertheless mastered the intricacies of the Russian court, staged a coup, won over the people and became empress. Right at the start she did two very smart things: learned Russian and embraced the Russian Orthodox faith, which immediately endeared her to the Russian people.

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In a recent interview, Massie stated that Catherine’s story, which he began working on in 2004, in some ways parallels that of Marie Antoinette: an early, unhappy and sexually frustrating marriage; initial bewilderment at a mysterious court dominated by a powerful and willful monarch (Louis XV in Marie’s case, the Empress Elizabeth, Peter’s aunt, in Catherine’s). “But I don’t think Marie was as isolated as Catherine,” he said, “and she didn’t spend as much time educating herself. Some people have more — more courage, I don’t know about more intelligence. Catherine, though the pawn of her mother’s ambition, was also very ambitious herself. She thought, ‘All right, I’ll marry this creep.’ The thought of the throne sustained her.” Catherine’s life divides roughly in half — she was 33 when she became empress and 67 when she died — and so does Massie’s biography. “The story of how she got there is just as interesting if not as historically relevant as what she accomplished on the throne,” he said. “The whole story of the life as it unfolded was absolutely fascinating. “I have four daughters... I think that Catherine is almost a lesson book. There were lots of moments of despair, but she carried on. She carried through. She’s an example. She won. ...I found that exhilarating, and in a sense, reassuring.” Catherine the Great is also the subject of a novel just published in January, entitled The Winter Palace, by Canadian author Eva Stachniak. Both this work and Massie’s biography are available through the Okanagan Regional Library.

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St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser is in the bowl Morning Star Staff

Even the bowls will look good enough to eat when the Vernon Community Arts

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sorts of different shapes, sizes and colours,” said Amanda Nemeth, administrative assistant at the VCAC. The bowls are on display now at the centre and at Brenda Hala’s Photography studio on 30th Avenue, however, none of the bowls will available for sale until 11 a.m. on Saturday, added Nemeth. The accompanying homemade stew is part of the deal, and includes fresh ingredients and a touch of Guinness stout as an extra ode to the patron saint of Ireland. (A vegan option is also

available.) “Couple that with delicious Cobs buns, Voets Irish Cream coffee, cake, juice, and a little bit of entertainment, and you have a bowl-a-licious, bowltastic St. Patrick’s Day event,” said Nemeth. The public can pick up at bowl for $20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with proceeds going directly to the VCAC. For more information, visit www.vernonarts.ca, call 542-6243, or visit the centre at 2704A Highway 6 in Polson Park.

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Orange is the new green The Lorax

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t’s a little more difficult than usual to be objective about a film with such a clear, concise message as The Lorax. This is particularly true when a film for children creates a discussion amongst adults. Much of Dr. Seuss’ work is a social statement, (some say “engineering,”) so it’s a question of the spirit of the message. Would the Lorax have approved of this updated version of his cautionary tale of living in balance with nature? Would Seuss? Do the kids? We say, “See it twice. Then get the book, soundtrack, DVD, toy, clothes, etc.” HOWE: The Lorax is big, UNIVERSAL PICTURES/ ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT bright and colourful (well The Lorax (Danny DeVito) demands to know who chopped down the Truffula Tree in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, most parts), it has catchy a 3D-CGI adventure from the creators of Despicable Me. songs and the 3D works well. The fantasy world of Seuss is boy is already in the bleak wil- that cut down the trees. I did one metaphorical seed: What always intriguing. derness, and there hear him laugh a couple of is bad for the Earth is also bad TAYLOR: This was no Thneedville. times, but overall, I think The for us. Pretty entertaining and film tells the story Our new baddy is Lorax was too old for him. acceptable propaganda. of the Lorax, more Mr. O’Hare, who He was more interested in the HOWE: $70 million openor less, based on the sells fresh air, (Rob Alvin and the Chipmunks cup ing weekend. There’s your book. It’s the methRiggle.) He only I got him. capitalism. It’s a modern tale od that is different, cares about profit, TAYLOR: There are many of waste and greed, recycled not the spirit. The power, surveillance allusions to modern world well into a movie for kids. art is very Seussian, and control of his problems in the film, even Now where can I buy my but his prose has plastic, capitalist some religious overtones. The Thneed? Taylor & Howe oasis. been replaced with book has them too, but the There were many children clever and rather HOWE: The film modernizes and extraposmiling when they left the acerbic songs. message in this film isn’t sublates on them. The Lorax theatre. One woman admitted The two added charactle, it slaps you across the face (Danny DeVito,) comes from to her husband that she had ters are definitely in keeping with a humming fish, time a heavenly beam and is good. cried. No one spoke of trees. with the original spirit of the and time again: “We need to The Once-Ler wants to cash in –– Taylor gives The Lorax, story: Our hero Ted, (Zac protect the planet from ourat the expense of nature and 2.5 Truffula seeds out of 5. Efron) sets upon his quest selves.” I asked my four year this is bad. There is a positive –– Howe gives it 2.5 plastic because he wants to win the old, did he enjoy this movie? message to end on, namely towns out of 5. love of Audrey (Taylor Swift). He told me he didn’t like the that there is hope and it starts The Lorax is currently playWhereas, in the original, the monster, (he meant Once-Ler) with one real person planting ing at Galaxy Cinemas.

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MARCIA BELEY Did you know that 40% of the time we don’t get the colds we are exposed to? We do have a bit of immunity to these viruses. When we do get a cold, it tunes up our immune system and makes it stronger to fend off a future cold. This is the time of year we focus on poison awareness in the home. With our aging population, more people are taking five or more medications. This is one of the reasons why the incidence of child poisoning is going up. Store your medications in a place where curious children can’t reach them. Evidently, we Canadians don’t eat enough fibre. Because adequate fibre has positive effects on heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer, it is important to get enough. Men aged 19 to 59 need 38 grams per day. Older men need at lease 30 grams. Women aged 19 to 50 need at least 25 grams per days while older women need at least 21 grams. Read those food labels to see how much you are getting. We make from 750 ml to 1500 ml of saliva each day. You really wonder how we can ever have a dry mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by some medications. In fact, dry mouth (medically called “xerostomia”) is one of the more common side effects of medications. If this is a problem for you, check with our pharmacists. We may be able to help alleviate the situation for you. All drugs have side effects but the user does not experience most of them. If it is important to your quality of life, we’ll tell you about it. It is one of our roles as your professional pharmacists.

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Okanagan College professor up for CBC Canada Writes KELOWNA –– A professor in Okanagan College’s English faculty is now among 10 English-language finalists for the coveted CBC Canada Writes Short Story prize. Alix Hawley, who grew up in Kelowna, is up for the prize for her short story Tentcity, a satirical tale of lost love set against the backdrop of the 2003 Okanagan fire. Her work was selected from more than 3,750 short stories submitted from across the country. “I was utterly astonished when I heard the news,” said Hawley. “I’ve entered for the last few years and I just threw this one in. It never occurred to me this story would end up in the top 10.” Hawley said it is

encouraging to see so many writers embracing the short story genre – particularly when there are some who still consider the novel to be the more “noble” literary calling, despite the international acclaim of Canadian luminaries like

Alice Munro and Mavis Gallant. “We keep writing the short stories, and it’s nice to think there are more people out there willing to read them,” said Hawley, who enjoys paying homage to John Cheever with her explo-

ration of modern suburbia. The announcement came just a few weeks after Hawley learned she had made the longlist, along with her colleague –– another Okanagan College English professor –– Sean Johnston.

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Arts Write on: it’s Vertigo Voices Morning Star Staff

Three respected writers are about to see the light of day, and get out from behind their computers, when the Vertigo Voices reading series returns for another year. Presented by Okanagan College’s department of English and its diploma in publishing and editing program, the authors will read from their respective works at Gallery Vertigo in downtown Vernon, starting Wednesday. That’s when Okanagan College English instructor Frances Greenslade reads from her latest novel, Shelter, which has been shortlisted for a B.C. Book Prize and is one of five nominees for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Greenslade holds a masters in fine art in creative writing from UBC and has lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. Her first book, A Pilgrim in Ireland: A Quest for Home, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for NonFiction. On March 21 is a reading by Richard Krueger, who grew up in

Prince George and earned his bachelor degree from UNBC in 1999. Krueger won the inaugural Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize in 2006, and his writing has appeared in various chapbooks, while his first book of poetry, The Monotony of Fatal Accidents, appeared in BookThug in 2011. No stranger to Vernon audiences, local actor/director and Ghost Tours of Vernon host Gabriel Newman will read from his latest graduate project, The Social Potluck, March 28. Newman has been a professional actor and storyteller around the North Okanagan for many years and is currently completing his masters in performance studies at UBC Okanagn. He conducted his communitycollaborative project, The Social Potluck, with a number of locals, who provided the stories over a meal. All readings start at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is located at #1-3001-31st. St. (upstairs) and admission is by donation.

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Kerr finds niche with nostalgia KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

It all began 25 years ago with a matchbook holder found in an antique store. From there, Lily Kerr began a collection that slowly began to fill up all available storage in her house and has led to a dream come true, the opening of her own second-hand and collectible store Daffodil Lily’s. “I had a really good childhood and when I found that matchbook holder it was exactly like the one we had because we had a wood stove, so it was very nostalgic for me,” she said. Daffodil Lily’s is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for anyone who grew up in the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s, or for anyone with an interest in all things vintage. The compact store in downtown Vernon is a visual delight lined with everything — ‘50s Formica and chrome dinette sets in mint condition to sparkly jewelry and diner-worthy coffee mugs. But all of it is organized, clean and in working order, repaired by Kerr as needed. “Everything works: the phones, the lamps, the clocks, the radios, that was one of the things I wanted to ensure, that if I was going to sell the stuff, everything had to work.” No longer a smoker, Kerr still has a fondness for unusual ashtrays and lighters, pointing out large ashtrays shaped like bowling pins and curling rocks, or a large floor model ashtray with a lamp built into the base. Salt and pepper shakers in the shape of kangaroos share space with a ceramic chicken on an egg. Pajama bags — a popular fixture in many girls’ rooms several decades ago — are in the shape of poodles and other animals. Toys range from talking a Mickey Mouse to original Star Wars mechanical toys, from a Smurfette to a Fisher-Price farm set. Kerr grew up in Vernon, near the old Skyway Drive-in, where her dad would park the car in their

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Lily Kerr surrounded by collectibles from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s at her store, Daffodil Lily’s, in downtown Vernon. driveway, positioned so everyone Before opening her namesake could see the big screen. store three months ago, Lily worked She attended Harwood, Seaton at Cooper’s for 18 years and ran and Vernon Senior Secondary for Vernon city council a number schools and remembers shopping of times until the time was right at retailers such to go into business as Sweet 16 and for herself. That Sally’s and seeing time arrived when her first Santa at she was walking the old Marshalldowntown and Wells store downspotted the vacant town, now home premises on 30th to Welk-Mart. Avenue. — Lily Kerr “All of these As for filling the things I started store, that was the collecting reminded me of home,” easy part, as everything on display she said. “But I always wanted to comes from Kerr’s own collection. open a store.” “I’ve had all this stuff stored A & W souvenirs are plentiful, downstairs — 500 apple boxes reminding Kerr of her first job filled with stuff. I just love the there at age 13. ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, but especially

“All these things I started collecting reminded me of home.”

the ‘50s.” Indeed, a picture of that icon of ‘50s TV, Lucille Ball, has pride of place on the wall behind the counter. And Kerr has furniture in her home from the same era, because she loves the look of it and because it’s built to last. Everything on display has been sanitized and is ready to be picked up, touched and handled. “I want people to be able to touch everything or if you want to sit down and look at a book, I want people to feel comfortable.” Nestled next to the book shelves are comfortable arm chairs, with retro floor lamps that can be turned on to illuminate the pages of everything from Trixie Belden mysteries to the adventures of the

Bobbsey Twins. And if you need somewhere to store those books, the book ends shaped like horses may be just the thing. “I didn’t want it to look crowded and junky. My home is like this as well, but I’m not a hoarder,” said Lily, laughing. “Everything is very organized and it’s like coming into someone’s home, and I feel so at home here. “Everybody smiles when they come in here — I had two girls outside the store the other day and they were just laughing and one said, ‘this store is so magical.’” And Kerr is still adding to her collection, attending auctions, yard sales and other second-hand and antique stores. “I’m drawn to tables, cool lamps, floor, table and pool lamps, rotary dial phones in bright colours, radios and record players.” As a kid growing up in Vernon, Kerr said her only collecting involved Nancy Drew books. She also enjoyed the magical world of I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. Kerr said the increased interest in pieces that date back, in some cases, 50 years, is a desire for simplicity, to perhaps step back to a less complicated time in history. “Times were good for most people, they were simple, people sat around the kitchen table. We read, we played outside a lot, here and there we’d watch TV, but we only had two channels, and you usually watched what your parents watched.” Business has been steady, Kerr said, with many of her customers discovering the store through word of mouth. And it’s not just those who remember the days of sock hops, juke boxes and black and white TV. Many of the shop’s customers are a younger demographic who are drawn to unique items that range from a beaded evening handbag to a lamp that displays a moving waterfall. “I’m getting all age groups, people come in and feel warm and fuzzy,” she said.

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Planet Bee continues to churn out award-winning mead. The local honey farm and meadery returned from the Mazer Cup International in Boudler, Col. March 2 and 3 with two medals. Honeymoon Mead was a winner in two categories: a silver second place finish for its Blueberry Bliss and a bronze third place finish for its Oak and Honey Rapture. “We were very impressed with the integrity of the competition and the quality and variety of the 197 commercial entries that represent 47 commercial meaderies from the U.S., Canada and eight other countries,” said Ed Nowek, Planet Bee owner. “It was an excellent opportunity

to learn from some of the world’s finest mead masters and to exchange notes and information about the resurgence of this ancient beverage of love.” But the competition wasn’t without a few hiccups. “To add a little twist to the event, the international entries were misdirected to Indiana and caught up in a band of tornados that went through the midwest last and didn’t arrive in Boulder until about two hours before judging, perhaps a tad bottle shocked,” said Nowek. Planet Bee’s latest awards are added to it’s collection of Mazer Cup awards from 2011: silver for the Blueberry Bliss and bronze for the Apricot Elixir.

Ed Nowek welcomes the recognition Planet Bee is receiving for its mead products.

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Construction activity increases Morning Star Staff

The sounds of construction are being heard more frequently in the Vernon area. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports there were nine housing starts in February, a 50 per cent increase from six units during the same month in 2011.

Of the nine starts, seven were single-detached residences (five in 2011) and two were multiple units (one in 2011). Year-to-date, there have been 25 housing starts in Vernon, up 150 per cent from 10 units during the first two months of last year. The 25 starts include 13 single-detached units and 12 multiples.

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Curves in Vernon is rallying behind residents in need. Throughout March, Curves members are being asked to donate bags of non-perishable food or money to support their local food bank. In addition, the Vernon Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to the Salvation Army food bank until March 25. “Curves of Vernon is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of that commitment to the whole community,” states a press release from the local fitness centre. “Many families are struggling with basic

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• Catering available … on site or off, call for more information

For all your tire needs!

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Start thinking WINTER TIRES …

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

SENIORS DAY every Tuesday!

15% OFF

(55+ only)

Help is close to home!

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LTD.

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SAVINGS

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TOP 5 PRODUCER

EXECUTIVES REALTY LTD.

NHL Schedule

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• Bakery • Deli • Meat Department Price until Sat. Mar. 17, 2012

Thinking of selling your home?

Replacement & Repair of WINDSHIELDS

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

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

NEW YORK RANGERS

FULL SERVICE:

How to Play

Or Selected Pepsi or Aquafina Products, 6’s & 12’s Plus Deposit, Recycling Fee Where Applicable

SINCE 1965

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

5301 25th Ave, Landing Plaza

5for $5

Pepsi, 7-Up, Aquafina

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Serving the community for over 81 years

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 AM - 9 PM

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

We’re a tradition too!

BUY-LOW FOODS

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

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

WINNIPEG JETS

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Your Local Store...

CAROLINA HURRICANES

12408 Kal Lake Road, Vernon • 250-545-3131 • OPEN 11 am - Midnight

weekly

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

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Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL The times ahead could become very busy for you, when you simultaneously involve yourself in several endeavors. As long as you don’t get overwhelmed, you’ll have fun becoming successful.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Watch your wallet when hanging out with a friend who seems to think of your resources as being his or hers, as well. This manipulator might put the bite on you once again.

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The family of Ethel May Finch wish to announce the sudden passing of their beloved mother, grandmother and sister at Creekside Landing, Tuesday, February 28th 2012 at the age of 85 years. She is survived by four daughters: Bonnie (Jorgen) Andersson, Cheryl (David) Churchman, Joan (Barrie) Shandler, and Debra Lee (David) Reynolds; one sister, Rosemarie Hall of Mission; thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; dear friend, Ben Smith; and special friend, Kim. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, first husband, Marvyne Clark in 1965 and her second husband, John R. (Bud) Finch in 1985, five brothers and one sister. The Celebration of Life will be held at Canterbury Court on March 24th, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Ethel may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4 or to a charity of choice.

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OFSTEDAHL, Dale Adelor It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Adelor Ofstedahl on March 6, 2012 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Barbara Olive Williams Kennett (Willie) Barbara Olive Williams KenneƩ (Willie) passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2012 in Polson North Extended Care. Willie was born in Winchester, England on August 31st, 1927. She trained as a midwife and Registered Nurse before taking a working holiday to Canada in 1955 with two other nurses. Her Įrst stop was in Ontario where she boarded with Gordie Howe’s parents for a few months. The three adventurers then decided to see the rest of Canada and Willie wound up working on the maternity ward at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. While there, she met Brownlow KenneƩ who was visiƟng one of his sisters on the ward. They were married in 1957 and seƩled in Lavington. Once their two boys were established in school, Willie completed a refresher nursing course and returned to work in 1971 on the maternity ward where she helped deliver many of Vernon’s children. She was very well liked and recognized for her abiliƟes in her chosen profession. Even aŌer her reƟrement, there were numerous Ɵmes where women would come up to her on the street, stores, or restaurants, and thank her for the care they received while they were in the maternity ward. AŌer Brownlow passed away in 1997, Willie kept herself busy travelling and enjoying her grandchildren. She is survived by her sons Robert (Della) and Geoīrey (Katerina), grandchildren Michael, Celine, Jonathan, Jaime, and Jesse, and great-grandchildren Jack, Charlie, Rogue, and Georgia. The family would like to thank the nurses and staī on Polson North for the excepƟonal care they provided over the past few years. A Memorial Service for Willie will be held on Friday, March 16th at 2:00 pm at Vernon Funeral Home, 3007 – 28 Street, Vernon 250-542-0155.

BATTRUM BATTRUM 1926 - 2012 BATTRUM, Lewis passed away peacefully in hispassed home BATTRUM, Lewis in beautiful Lake Country, BC. away peacefully in his home in beautiful Lake Country, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucy (nee Daem) He Phyllis was predeceased by of years. Lewis his nearly wife,55 Phyllis Lucy is brother, (neesurvived Daem) byof his nearly 55 Douglas of isVancouver; years. Lewis survived his Annette by hissister-in-law, brother, Douglas of (Gough) his Vancouver;of hisWestbank; sister-in-law, four children: Denis (and Audrey), Annette (Gough) of Westbank; his fourDeborah, children:Elaine Denis (and Bruce Macdonald) and Kathryn; his six grandchildren: Audrey), Deborah, Elaine (and Bruce Macdonald) and Roger (and Neil, Holly, Marshall Kathryn; hisAngeline), six grandchildren: Roger (and (Beaton), Angeline),Dana Neil, (Beaton) and Alexandra greatHolly, Marshall (Beaton), (Macdonald); Dana (Beaton)and and two Alexandra granddaughters: and Kaydence. HeSiciley is greatly (Macdonald); andSiciley two great-granddaughters: and missed by numerous nieces and nephews as well. Kaydence. He is greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews as well. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Lewis maytodomake so to memorial a charity those wishing In lieu of flowers, of choice. contributions in memory of Lewis may do so to a charity of choice. The celebration of his life will be held Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at 11:00 ofa.m. the Pleasant The celebration his in lifethe willchapel be heldofSunday, MarchValley 18th, Funeral by the a reception 2012 atHome. 11:00 This a.m.will in be thefollowed chapel of Pleasantthere. Valley Funeral Home. This will be followed by a reception there. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOMEto: Arrangements have been entrusted (250) 542-4333 PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME Condolences be offered at (250) may 542-4333 www.pleasantvalleyfh.com Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

Brenda Louise Van Peteghem Brenda passed away on Monday, January 16th, 2012. She is survived by: her husband, Bruce: son, Clark; daughter, Darcie; and mother, Marion; among other important extended family and friends. Her four-legged family members, Onyx and Digger, also miss her terribly. A CelebraƟon of Life will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tea Room of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home In lieu of Ňowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of Brenda may do so to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2 PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com


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Harry J Johnson To all the friends and associates of Harry J Johnson just to let you know that his three year struggles with cancer ended at age 70 on, March 6th, 2012. He still believed that he would win the battle and fought till the end. Harry & I came to see over these last 3 years just how lucky we were that we made Vernon our retirement home. Through all the upset & illness there was friendship and support. Thank you to Doctors Hardy and Johnson and all the great nurses and staff,the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, always kind and working hard to help Harry. Also special thanks to the “North Okanagan Hospice Society”, where H.J. spent his last few days under the loving care of Cristine, Heather, Tammy, Wes, Caroline and all of the wonderous people who work to give kindness when it is so very needed. And of course I give thanks from Harry J & Me to our own Dr. Cris Cunnigham with us every step of the way. Please send any memorial gift to either McMurtry - Baerg Cancer Centre or to North Okanagan Hospice Society. Thank you from Mrs. Sandy Johnson, daughters Shelly & Megin and Grandchildren, Katrina & Tyler & Ted the terrible terrier.

GEHLEN, Dolores Minnie Dolores passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5th, 2012 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 74 years. She is survived by two sons: Calvin (Leanne) of Richmond, and Bruce of Kelowna; four grandchildren: Kira, Aubrey, Jesse, and Jeremy; one brother, Harold (Pam) Rich of Nelson; cousins, Joan Romaniuk of Kelowna, and Pat Jones of Penticton; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Dolly was a woman of nearly boundless kindness. She also had strength and resolve to deal with any hardships life brought her way. She spent her childhood in Nelson and she eventually moved to the Vancouver area where she raised her family. In 1992, she and her husband moved to Vernon where they would retire. Here, she became the “mother hen” of the neighborhood and formed strong bonds with friends, neighbours and her church. Faith was an important part of Dolly’s life and she was happy to be a part of her church family.

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BELL - Edith Margaret Joan (nee Smith) Feb. 21, 1920 – Mar. 1, 2012 We are saddened to announce the passing of Joan Bell, age 92, of Armstrong, BC. Born in Maldon, Essex, she was five months old when the family emigrated from England to settle in Scott, SK, where Joan attended school and partook in piano lessons, recitals, C. G. I. T., basketball, and teaching Sunday school. In 1929, she returned to England with her mother and sister, crossing Canada and the Atlantic yet again. In high school, Joan enjoyed dancing, curling, and wiener roasts in nearby coulees. She received her RN at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, in 1943. Earlier in Scott she had met Milt Bell, whom she married September 21, 1944, in Scott. Shortly after, they boarded the train for St Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. While Milt pursued studies, Joan nursed at the military hospital, caring for injured soldiers returning from Europe. She would later say she had earned her “PHT” degree (“putting hubby through”). By 1946 they were in Ithaca, NY, where in 1947 Joan delivered their first child. In 1948 the family moved to Saskatoon, where four more children were born. Joan was active in square dancing and United Church activities, but her life was her husband, her kids, and her extended family. Following Milt’s death in 1998, Joan retired to BC in 2001. She lived for a time in Vernon’s Orchard Valley Retirement Home, in Enderby with family, in Vernon’s Comfort Living for Seniors Residence (Westridge), and ultimately in Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Manor; she keenly looked forward to the many activities. Predeceasing Joan were: mother Ada (Reffold); father Charles William Smith; sister Doris Smith; grandson Kirk Heggie; son Donald Bell; husband Dr. J. Milton Bell. Mourning are: children Joyce (Dave Heggie, Cochrane, AB), Marion (Bob Nazar, Red Deer AB), Doug (Enderby, BC), & Keith (Theresa, Regina SK); grandchildren Don Heggie, Ryan and Chelsey Nazar, Graeme and Caity Bell, and Patrick and Quinn Bell; great grand-daughter Jaden Braunwarth. Joan journeyed from Maldon, Eng. to Scott, SK; from St. Anne de Bellevue, QC to Ithaca, NY; from Saskatoon to the Okanagan; she journeys now farther still…and will be missed… The family thanks the staff of all facilities mentioned, and Drs. K. McClellan and E. Jolly, for their attentive care and compassion throughout. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke or other charity of their choice. A memorial will be held at a later date.

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The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Avenue with Pastor Dan Watt of¿ciating. A reception will follow in the church. Private family interment 11:00 a.m. in Coldstream Cemetery. In lieu of Àowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Dolores may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.

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nee Lougheed After a brief illness, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lorraine Doris Luttmerding on February 29, 2012 in Kelowna, BC at 66 years of age. Lorraine will always be remembered by her partner Bob Luttmerding, her children Mark (Roberta), Dave (Kendra) of Armstrong, BC, and Suzanne (Stuart) Davies of New Westminster, BC; and her grandchildren Tyson, Marshall, Ryder, Colter. Lorraine will also be missed by her sisters Helen (Rolf) Dykstra of Vernon, BC, Joan (Bill) Sarsons of Calgary, AB, and Karen (Ron) Beals of Salmon Arm, BC and numerous extended family members and friends. Lorraine was born on December 30, 1945 in Vancouver, BC to Hugh and Esther Lougheed. The family moved to the Okanagan and she completed her schooling in Armstrong, BC. Family and friends were of utmost importance to Lorraine. She also took an interest in gardening, sewing, and simply enjoyed fabulous hot summer days. Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Armstrong Bible Chapel (2145 Rosedale Avenue, Armstrong, BC). Kelly Grittner officiating. Reception to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Earl Vernon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vernâ&#x20AC;? Flatekval passed away in Vernon, BC at 89 years of age. Vern will always be remembered by his daughter Carol McGrath (Neil Clarke) of Kamloops; grandchildren KC Claughton, Dale (Barb) Claughton, Trevor (Jeanann) McGrath, Aaron McGrath (Linda Code); great-grandchildren Tanya, Kris, Danielle, Michelle, Ali, and Emma; great-greatgrandchildren Michael, Caleb, and Dehla-Marie. Vern will also be missed by his brothers-in-law Sam (Beryl) and Murray; sister-in-law Cookie and Marion; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, several friends and local community members. Vern was predeceased by his wife Laura, mother Berthine, father Eric, brother Ray, sisters-in-law Nina (George), Betty, and Margaret (George), brothers-in-law Charlie (Vi), Otis (Ida), Herb (Nellie), Warren (Patty), and George Green. Vern was born in Regina, SK, and started school in San Diego, CA. In 1929, the depression and drought hit and the family homesteaded 50 miles North of Grimshaw, AB. Vernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother became sick with multiple sclerosis in 1932, Vern moved to Armstrong to look after her, went to school, and worked to help the family. In 1942, Vern applied to join the Air Force, he wanted to be a pilot but was remustered to Air Crew - Tail Gunner during WWII. Vern worked as a carpenter, drove a mail route in Armstrong, car salesman, bus driver and janitor at Armstrong High School and then became an insurance salesman. Vern loved music, dancing, reading, and writing. He spent a lot of time gathering information on his experience being a tail gunner, Billy Miner and lead poisoning. Vernon enjoyed helping people. Interment at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Armstrong / Spallumcheen Cemetery. Memorial Service to take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 35 (2526 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Armstrong BC). Reverend Edward Roworth ofÂżciating. Reception to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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INVENTORY COUNT ANALYST For over 50 years, Kal Tire has expanded steadily from its humble roots in Vernon, BC to become Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest independent tire dealer with over 230 Kal Tire outlets across Canada, 12 retread facilities, 2 OTR plants and 4 warehouses. Our network of service locations spans from Vancouver Island to the border of Quebec. Kal Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mining Tire Group currently operates 35 mining locations in Canada, and operates in 20 countries across 5 continents. As a result of continued changes within the company the Inventory department requires a motivated and career minded Inventory Analyst to lead and perform physical counts in our organization. The Inventory Analyst will coordinate his or her efforts with other team members and location zone managers in order to schedule and attend physical inventory counts, as well as lead and assist in the physical count process. The position is based out of the Kal Tire Vernon ofÂżce. A detailed job description and list of qualiÂżcations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Kal Tire offers a competitive compensation and beneÂżts package, along with a company-wide proÂżt sharing plan that recognizes individual and team contributions. Kal Tire welcomes your interest in the Inventory Count Analyst opportunity. Please submit your resume to careers@kaltire.com, indicating the job title in the subject line by March 25th, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. For current job opportunities with Kal Tire, please visit us today www.kaltire.com/careers

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RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box #14, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE F/T Certified Medical Office Assistant needed for busy 5 Physician General Practitioners office to cover 1yr Maternity Leave. Flexibility team player and strong computer skills are essential. Apply in person at Three Lakes Medical Clinic in Vernon, BC.

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PAUL ORCHARD LTD. General farm labour required in Vernon & Oyama. No experience necessary but must be able to learn quickly. Duties include, but are not restricted to pruning, thinning, & harvesting fruit. June 20Oct. $10.25/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/week. 4116 Cascade Dr. Vernon, BC, V1T 9M2.

Permanent Full Time labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 5-6 days a week. 8-12 hours a day beginning approximately June 10th. 2012. Work includes but is not limited to tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

We are Vernon’s hot spot for FAMILY, FOOD & FUN! Davison Orchards is seeking energetic people who can contribute to and foster a positive team environment while creating memorable experiences for our guests. We have a variety of part and full-time opportunities in our Retail Market, Bakery, Coffee Shop, and Field/Packing, st

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May 1 - October 31 , 2012.

WANTED

Mail your resume: Attention Employment, Davison Orchards 3111 Davison Rd., Vernon, B.C., V1H 1A2 … or submit an online application on our website: www.davisonorchards.ca

25 TEMPORARY POSITIONS POTENTIALLY TURNING INTO PERMANENT POSITIONS. SQM Group Inc., a leader in customer satisfaction surveys, is seeking Telephone Survey Representatives to join our outbound call center to conduct customer telephone satisfaction surveys. The ideal candidates for the position will take pride in providing excellent customer service for Fortune 500 Companies throughout North America. No experience necessary, 3 to 5 years of general working experience. Quali¿cations: • Computer Knowledge • Competent keyboarding skills (at least 40 WPM with high accuracy) • Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm • • • • • • • • •

Responsibilities: Ability to follow SQM survey standards Accurate documentation skills Excellent listening skills Effective interpersonal skills Professional telephone manner Clear and effective communication Demonstrate good judgment Accept repetitiveness of job Ability to sit for long periods of time

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. 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.

Funded in whole or part through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER STUDENT LABOURERS (Full Time — Temporary) May - August 31, 2012 (approximately) The City of Vernon has openings available for Summer Student Labourers. Reporting to the Manager and/or Foreman of the assigned Division, this position carries out a variety of general labourer duties associated with the municipality’s construction and maintenance operations for water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage system, road, sidewalks, parks and buildings.

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Trades, Technical 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 PLANER/MOULDER Technician Required for Planermill in Creston BC. Please Contact: justinstorm@shaw.ca Fax: (250) 428-2366

Help Wanted

LICENSED TECHNICIAN Watkin Motors service department is seeking a licensed technician. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefits package. Ford training an asset but not required. Email your resume

SHIPPER / RECEIVER Nature’s Fare Markets is looking for a warehouse shipper/receiver. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and experience driving a forklift, as well, as enjoy physical work.

Rate of pay: $15.00 per hour. Closing date is March 20, 2012.

SUMMER STUDENT BYLAW ENFORCEMENT (Full Time — Temporary) May - August 31, 2012 (approximately) The City of Vernon has two summer student positions available in the Bylaw Enforcement department.

(Part Time — Permanent) Reporting to the Manager, Recreation Services, this position involves instructing classes for children and adults in all levels of swimming in the indoor pool and performs normal lifeguard duties.

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

Please reply to Email:

a-wemyss@dealeremail.com

This is not a telemarketing job. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Apply by Thursday, March 15th. No phone calls.

Email: lisades@sqmgroup.com Fax: 250-260-7821 www.sqmgroup.com

CDA (p/t or f/t)

ATTN: SERVICE MANAGER

Rate of pay: $15.00 per hour.

SQM Group Inc. 4611 23rd St. Vernon, B.C. Attn: Lisa Desmarais

WANTED IMMEDIATELY

Tel: 250.545-2215 ext. 230 Email: eodesk@futuresbc.com

We offer: • $12.00 hour • Paid training

Send Resumes to or stop by and ¿ll out an application

Weigh trucks in local gravel pit. Need keyboarding and communication skills. 2 days a week; 7AM -5PM. Starting ASAP. Email resume to: rodney@westridgerock.com

Help Wanted

Please apply in person with resume and references at Dr Loland & Dr Taves office Suite #2 3500, 30th St., Vernon, B.C.

doctor@armstrongdentalcentre.com

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”

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING RESUME SERVICES

TELEPHONE SURVEY REPRESENTATIVE

SRI Homes - Production Work Factory Builder looking for workers with construction experience including carpet laying, dry wall, boarding, painting and framing. Full time. Fax resumes to (250) 766-0599 or in person at 9500 Jim Bailey Road, Kelowna (Lake Country).

PART-TIME DENTAL HYGIENIST REQUIRED

Please reply to Box 1, c/o The Morning Star 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

Closing date is March 19, 2012.

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

Closing date is March 20, 2012.

SECRETARY I - RELIEF (Part Time — Permanent) Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, this position performs routine secretarial, clerical and reception work under limited supervision. Closing date is March 16, 2012. ATTENTION: All Applicants — please refer to our website at www.vernon.ca employment opportunities job postings, for a complete job description and to apply using our new on-line recruitment system.

THE B.X. SWAN LAKE FIRE RESCUE is currently accepting applications for the position of paid on call firefighter. Requirements for this position are: Reside near the BX Swan Lake Fire Protection District, min. 19 years of age, valid B.C. driver’s license, criminal record check, current driver’s abstract, good physical condition, with confirmation of recent medical examinations. Applicants will be required to take a firefighters fitness profile test. Previous fire fighting experience, first aid training, Class 1 or 3 driver’s license or similar specialized training are considered assets, but are not required. Application forms can be picked up at the BX Fire Department @ 5764 Silver Star Rd., Tuesdays, from 6:30 - 7:00 P.M. and Sat., Mar. 17 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. You can also call 250-545-7432, to make alternate arrangements. Closing date: March 31, 2012.


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Employment

Employment

Services

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Trades, Technical

Work Wanted

Hairstylists

Feed & Hay

Feed & Hay

Pets

Firewood/Fuel

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

*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 CLASS 1 driver, super B, fuel, 30yrs experience, drug free, good abstract, reliable. Thank you. 778-471-4049 Man with pick up for hire. Dump runs included. Carlos 250-558-1077.

Shear Dimensions Hair Design welcomes Tiffany Vest & Tammy Demchuk back to the Salon (250)549-5201 website: www.sheardimensions.ca

40 Round Bales, no rain in the barn, grass clover Alfalfa, 500lb plus approx, $35ea. ten or more. $30ea (250)547-6279

Round bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147

Jack Russell X Maltese puppies, only 2 females left, born Dec 14, 1st shots, kennel trained. $300. (250)379-6872 evenings or leave message. Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. Sweet, affectionate Chi-shi cross babies, 3 females. $400 each. 250-309-1111. WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels

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

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

Second/Third Year Carpenter Apprentice required. For established local construction company. Reliability, experience and motivation essential. Fax resume to 250-545-3971 or email: gphomes@shaw.ca WRANGLER wanted for Chilcotin backcountry. 250-2382375 rides@sprucelaketours.ca

Services

Boarding

3 male Shit-tzu Bechon cross puppies, 8wks old, multi-colored, $350. (250)835-8616 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322

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

OAT Hay. Barn stored, no rain, great feed for horses/cattle $4.50 a bale. 250-546-2616

Free Kittens, 3 Tabby & white, 1 Tabby, email: khoway@ hotmail.com, (250)549-2847

Volunteers

Computer Services

Computer Services

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

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

Financial Services

Reduce Debt by up to

70%

• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

1-866-888-8681 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

Volunteers

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

Computer Services NorVal Computer Sales & Service Enderby, BC Computer Clean-up $59 House Calls $30/hr Remote Support $20/hr Off Lease Computer Sales www.norvalcomputer.com 250-838-6111 / 250-938-0512

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

Pets & Livestock

Volunteers

V err non

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Non-Profit Organization

~ URGENT NEEDS ~Duties

Required Positions



B ee a community v olunteer Comment 

Hospital Auxiliary

 Gift Shop Attendant

Customer Service

Navy League

 Navy League Volunteer

Work with children ages 9 - 13

Seniors Bureau

 Casual Receptionist

Assist walk-in clients and phone clients

Junction Literacy

 Tutor

Help children develop confidence with reading

1  hours per week

 After School Reading Tutor

Assist Teachers by tutoring in reading program

2:45-4:00 Wed or Thurs

 Thrift Store Clerk

Assist with customer service

Upper Room Mission

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868 Pets

www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

Merchandise for Sale

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

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.



 Times to be discussed

LIVESTOCK HAULING

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

D i strict V o lunteer B u reau

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

T he Hearts and  H ands Community N etworkk

Livestock

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 EXCELLENT Quality grass hay and grass alfalfa mix hay. No rain barn stored $4-$6 bale. Straw $5 bale. 250835-4748 or 250-833-9595 First cut grass hay, First cut Alfalfa mix, excellent for horses, (250)542-7607 Good quality Hay, Grass mix, heavy square bales. Barn stored, no rain, (250)5429419, 250-309-5956 Grass Alfalfa mix bales, 60lb bales, $4/bale, (250)379-2536 Grass Alfalfa mix hay for sale, excellent quality $5/bale (250)546-6690 HAY FOR SALE Grass & alfalfa grass, 1st & 2nd cut, small squares 70 lb bales. (250)546-8010 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Armstrong. Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, exc hay $6. Haylage $40., Dry Rounds $50.; 1250-546-0420, 250-503-8184

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

542-8620

WE DO IT ALL! Thurs 6-9:15 pm.

• PC Hardware Troubleshooting • Virus, Spyware & Adware Removal • Computer Data Backup Arrangements • Hard Drive Data Recovery



14 years serving the community



Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 30” Caloric (Maytag) gas stove exc/cond $250. (250)542-2572 IT’S Mr. Mike! Washer & dryer starting at $250. Stacker & front load, plus other stuff. 250-503-6368, 250-549-3781. Washer and dryer. $200.obo. Excellent condition. 250-5584171.

FIREARMS SAFETY & HUNTING COURSES PAL & CORE by Master Firearms instructor. Call Jim for dates and information at 250-275-6316

Livestock

Livestock

Firearms

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Help Wanted

Break out of the same ol’ routine!

Financial Services

HORSE AND TACK SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 24 TACK: 10:00am • HORSES: 2:00pm High quality and condition new tack

VISIT OUR WEBSITE 903 Raffan Rd, Armstrong, B.C. FOR PICS Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

250-546-9420

s

Dodd

COLDSTREAM RT 202 - Lockhaven & Priest Valley Available now

ENDERBY RT 905 - Salmon Arm Dr & Cliffview Available Apr 1

DELI • FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT

MARCH 17 • 11AM

Dodds Will Auction a Large Quantity of New & Used Food Service Equip Including Deli, Pizza, Bakery, Coffee Shop & More From Stores in the Vernon and Lower Mainland Areas.

RT 218 - Kalamalka & Aberdeen Available now RT 204 Coldstream Creek Rd & Hillside Available Feb now RT 228 - Tassie & Briar Available now

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

AUCTION AUCTION Dodds

RESTAURANT

Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students & adults both welcomed! LUMBY RT601 - Saddleview & Mountainview Available now

mail@valleyauction.ca • www.valleyauction.ca

Financial Services

Burn calories, enjoy the outdoors and make a bit of extra cash.

ARMSTRONG RT 516 - Springview Pl & Sidney Cres Available Mar 16

Auctions

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

2804-33rd St. Vernon • 558-0033 • Fax 669-0561

Help Wanted

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 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

KELPRO COMPUTERS

Help Wanted

Furniture 11 Piece DINING Set $1,500 & 6 Piece DINING/KITCHEN Set $500 Solid oak no veneers. Taking up space in our basement! 250-558-5338 obo KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647 Single bed, w/boxspring frame, headboard, $250. obo. ex cond. 250-558-4171.

Until there's a cure, there's us.

PARTIAL LIST INCLUDES: New Uniworld Mixer, New Mincer/Grinder, New Adcraft 4 Burner Table Top Gas Hotplate, New Stainless Steel Shelves & Stands, New Pots, Frypans, New Anvil Meat Grinder. Vulcan Table Top Range, Garland 2 Burner & 4 Burner Range, Vulcan Flat Top Range, Pizza Ovens, Display Coolers, Stainless & Glass CocaCola Coolers, Ovens, Pizza Warmers, Cappuccino Machines, Deep Fryers, Champion 4 Burner Gas Hotplate. Delfield 3 Door Stainless Refrigerator, Unican Dbl Door Refrigerator, 2 Conveyor Pizza Ovens, Milner 4 Door Cooler. Stainless Sinks, Coffee Brewer, Coffee Grinder, Ice Maker, Small Stainless Hood, Vulcan Soup Maker & More. Food Court Style Tables with Chairs & Much More. New Consignments Arriving Every Day. We Are Also Still Taking Consignments of Clean Restaurant Equipment. DATE: Saturday, March 17, 2012 TIME: 11:00 AM PLACE: 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC VIEWING: Fri., March 16, 8:30AM-5:00PM; Sat. 8:30AM-11:00AM

Dodds Auction • 3311 28th Ave., Vernon 250-545-3259 • 1-866-545-3259

View photos online at www.doddsauction.com


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION 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

LEN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE

HANDYMAN HANDS

AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS

Insurance Claims • Strata Maintenance • Kitchens • Bathrooms Basement Finishing • Painting • Flooring • Decks • Fences & more! Quality Workmanship • Over 30 Years Experience

TIM 250-307-8772

Licensed Insured WCB • Seniors Discount

M.K. HIGGS

RESIDENTIAL

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

A-Z Renovations • Renos • Repairs • Home Projects • Kitchen • Bathroom • Electrical • Plumbing • Carpentry • 25 Yrs Exp

Mark of Excellence • Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • All Your Reno Needs • Painting & Home Design

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

Call Robert

250-309-4802

CONSTRUCTION

Mark Higgs 250.863.4957

250-309-6858

mark_higgs@hotmail.com Additions | Renovations | General Contracting

QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.

Honest Renovations

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

Morgan@547-6646

BADA BATHROOMS.COM

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

250.308.6230

550-4535

LICENSED AND INSURED

250-309-9110 New Home Construction Complete Renovations Registered Builder • 25 Years Exp. Full Home Warranty Protection

CLEANING

Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

3D

Cleaning Services

* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Tannis 250-558-8552 tannismorrison@gmail.com

Meridian Commercial Cleaning OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Big enough to do the job, small enough to care!

250-938-1837

Email: mazerjan@hotmail.com

ELECTRICAL

Nu-Look Homeworks

220th 0thh A Anniversary 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

PAINTING

ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD. RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL Free Estimates/Emergency Service Bonded and Insured License #92048 BBB Member – Quality Work

BETA

Electrical Services Ltd

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

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

TIM FITZGERALD 260-1320/938-0638

PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING

K.R. Wright

250-558-8657

Plumbing & Heating Service. Furnaces, Heat Pumps and Hot Water Tanks.

NEWMAN N

Hot Water Tanks

KALAMALKA ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Call Ray Telephone: 250-542-0615

ACCOUNTING • INCOME TAX • BOOKKEEPING Free delivery for businesses & seniors

DECKS & PATIOS

Renovations & Repairs Licensed, Bonded & Insured

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

For fast, friendly service call Barry

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

549-0115

250-558-7363 | 250-542-6754

BOOKKEEPING

www.pro-painters.ca

250-938-9082

“EXTERIOR’S ONLY”

Rainbow City Painters

WHITESTONE

• PAINTING • RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN

TOM: 308-8778

SPECIALIZING IN EXTERIOR FINISHES HARDI - BOARD - STUCCO - CEDAR - VINYL - DECKS & FENCES

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900

Bookkeeping Services • Small Businesses • Free Consultation • Free Delivery for business Robyn 250-306-5283

Get my quote and compare

Jed - (250) 306-7704

WINDOWS & DOORS Windows, Doors & now...

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

by Norelco

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

250-542-1347

INTERIOR • EXTERIOR • NEW CONSTRUCTION CEILINGS • TEXTURED OR PAINTED REPAINT • STUCCO • VINYL • WOOD (Minor Repairs) JACK 250-308-2870 cell

www.tcr-enterprises.com

KITCHEN CABINETS!!

All work guaranteed • Free Estimates Serving Vernon since 1990

JACK WESSELL PAINTING You Belong

RM

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

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE

(250) 542-1294

Showroom 2001 - 43rd St, Vernon BC V1T 6K7

Specializing in Small Businesses

250-545-8294

MOVING

New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan

ALLSWELL

Delivery Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service

ONLY $50/HOUR Call Scott: 250-306-0133

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


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LANDSCAPING

WINDOW CLEANING

EVERCARE LANDSCAPING

OK Landing Lawn & Garden

• HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE • TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEED • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • DUMP HAUL • ETC.

COMMERCIAL | RESIDENTIAL | STRATA

• Mowing, Aeration • Leaf Removal, Nutrient Management • Weeding, Pruning, Shrub & Hedge Shaping

250-558-5342 • 250-550-9405

CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION

Concrete

Construction

“All Your Concrete Needs”

Medical Supplies

OKANAGAN SMALL APPLIANCE EVERYTHING

3100 - 29 Ave. MUST GO!! Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:00 for the month of March

Misc. for Sale

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

Clean up • Maintenance • Seasonal Contracts

STORE CLOSING

Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 778-212-6107, 250-546-9536, 250-309-6107

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

Garment steamer quick heating remove wrinkles & odors $45.obo Vernon 778-475-1452

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

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

250-545-8088

Tub & Tile Cleaner Non abrasive No phosphates No acids “It really works”

FREE

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

HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR Vintage Fishing Reels & Equipment, Old Firearms, Military Medals, Western Memorabilia, Saddles, Postcards, Indian Baskets. All Antique items considered. Please call 250-260-8069/250-308-8697 “Honesty Guaranteed”

Misc. for Sale Vacuum Electrolux w/power head, hose & tools, 30’ elec central vacuum switch hose & power head $150ea, 549-3352 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 Wooden Venetian Blinds, Curtains & Valance’s, excellent condition. from show home Predator Ridge. 250-545-1461 Youth Boys Name Brand T-shirts(15) Size Med-Large.$50.00 for all. Name Brand Jeans sizes 28-30.Paid $50.00 for each asking $20.00 per pair. All Like new. Call 250-308-7671.

TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815

Houses For Sale

(Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale) *OMREB MLS North Okanagan Listings 12/31/10

Asking 332,500 2230 Linea Cres., Lumby, BC (250) 547-8770 $

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

Mortgages

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

250-558-4795

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Misc. Wanted Coins, Coin Collections, Silver, Militaria. Simon’s Coins, #5 2906-32nd St. Vernon 250-308-1522 LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. Paying Cash for Gold & Silver coins, bars & jewelry, Simon’s Coins #5 2906-32nd St. Vernon 250-308-1522 PRIVATE Collector buying coins from Royal Canadian Mint. I can buy big coin collections too! Todd 250-864-3521

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Sealy quality double mattress set with frame, like new. $200. (250)558-3364

Dixon Flooring

250-547-0267

QUEEN size Simmons Beauty Rest Box & Mattress, Excellence Series non-flip pillowtop. $250, King also available, can deliver. 250-215-8309

Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025

For Sale By Owner

Attractive and spacious 2140 sq. ft. two-story home in one of Lumby’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Walking distance to all schools and downtown. Fully fenced, landscaped back yard, garden shed, vegetable garden, covered RV parking, large covered deck, NG fireplace, and a well maintained Hot Tub. Five appliances included.

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Safety 1st Stroller, big basket & wheels, new cond, great for boy or girl, $50, 250-260-8997

PEROGIES homemade, finger pinched, potato & cheddar, homemade Cabbage Rolls, Homemade Grape Juice, no preservatives, no sugar. 250545-3667

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ASSUME a seasons membership at Vernon Golf Club with no up front entry fee. This gives a good chance to try out membership without paying the entry fees as well as the membership. Call 250 575 8972

Shop from home! Real Estate For Sale By Owner 6 bdrm house/in-law suite, 3200 + sq.ft., just under 1/2 acre, hi-bay shop. Asking $485,000. 250-308-8279. A large 3bdrm T/H, potential office, private yd, central clean Terms neg. 250-542-0060

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Foreclosures and forced sales, several to choose from. Vernon Management Ltd.Call Brian Bell 250-550-3977.

Newer 4-bdrm home w/suite

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399,000 2602 24th Street

250-558-1483

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FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

250-549-7258 3-BDRM HOUSE, newly renovated, 8 ACRES, Fully Irrigated hobby farm/horses. Lavington. 5-BDRM HOUSE, 18 ACRES, good for orchards or farming Fully Irrigated. Lavington. (250)545-1562 Both Properties REDUCED for Quick Sale! ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

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Suites, Lower

CENTURY MANOR/EMBERS & ARLINGTONS 1 bdrm - close to downtown & Schubert, Heat included; N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

3-bdrm, 6 new app., a.c., hard wood, granite, n.s., n.p., Ref. $1200 + 65%util Apr1 (250)545-7235 3bdrm house, clean, downtown, f/s, n/s, n/p, fenced yard. $1000, Apr 1, (250)542-0857 3bdrm Lake view house, Westside Rd. 15 min to town ns/np $1000. (250)550-5550 4-bdrm, 1.5-bath, a/c, covered deck, fenced yard, Easthill, n/s, n/p, Avail May1, $1450/mo + util, 250-549-0738 Easthill home, 2-bdrm up, 2bdrm down, fenced yard, deck, w/d, f/s, d/w, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed, $1200+util, DD & Ref, 250-306-9909 Large 4bdrm, 2.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1495+util avail. immed, 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443, Older 2 bdrm house close to Schubert Centre, $950./mo need good ref. 250-308-7134 Older 2-bdrm house, on acreage, close to town, avail Now, $900 (250)275-3137 VERNON 4 bdrm house, great view, 2 1/2 baths, new fridge, genair range, dishwasher, fenced back yard, no pets, no smokers. $1550 plus utilities. (250) 542-0401

2-bdrm, 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 now. 250-306-1009. 2bdrm, 1bath, level entry,a/c close to Fulton, n/s, n/p n/parties $850incl/utils Mature people $700incl/util for Single person. Avail now 250-558-3090 2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $800/mo. 3716 Commonage Place (250)542-6620 2 bdrm basement suite, East Hill, avail immed., or April 1st. $800mth and shared util., R.R. 250-275-3194. 2-BDRM bright lake view walk out in OK Landing. W/D Laundry, F/S, Storage,Parking, Heat Cntrl, Util Incl. n/s, n/p, $850 Month Avail Now 250308-2545 2bdrm bright, spacious, sep. entry & laundry, ns, np, util, wireless internet, cable incl prkg. $900/mo. 250-307-5901 2-bdrm, charming $800 util incl, cat ok, bus route, Avail now.250-707-0604, 801-1060 2-bdrm, couple ok, $900, 1bdrm $650, both util, internet & cable incl, n/p, n/s, no-parties. Avail Immed (250)542-7806 2-bdrm, daylight, f/s, avail immed, 4104 Okanagan Ave, $850 util/incl, 250-306-3809 2bdrm East Hill, above ground private ent, covered parking, in-floor heating, 9’ ceilings, heat & water incl. security system, 6 appl. ns, np, storage $900. May 1. 250-545-6506 2bdrm, lg daylight walkout, near Kin Beach. All util incl, free prkng, cable & internet, near bus stop. w/d, f/s, fenced back yard, suits pets & children. $895/mo (250)547-1433 3bdrm daylight, new paint & laminate, n/s, n/p, $800./mo 3755 Commonage Pl. Mission Hill. 250-503-7354 after 4 pm Avail now, Basement Bachelor suite for single quiet person, N/S, N/P, Parking, $550/mo References, (250)542-9107 Bachelor unit, newly reno’d, $575 incl util & cable. D.T. locat, N/S, N/P, 250-549-0644 Enderby, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, garage, laundry, incl util, $825 Avail April 1, (250)938-0149 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. Newer large 2bdrm, daylight suite, 6520 Scott Rd. incl/util. $1000. April 1. 250-308-0793 Pleasant bachelor suite, quiet acreage location off Silver Star, parking,n/s, n/p.$525 includes util.,250-542-8553. Studio suite bright & new, Allenby Way area, quiet, clean, suits 1, no smoking, np, F/S, w/d, Avail now, $550 util/incl (250)309-6199

Discover the Secret!

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:

Apartment for Rent

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

A New Tradition of Quality Living

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

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

250-503-1257

SPACIOUS & CLEAN 2 bdrm, 2 bath, FP, view, adult oriented, just above hospital, UG parking, F.S., DW, W.D. HU. Available immediately. $950/mo. GREAT VIEW 2 bdrm, 2 bath, view to OK Lake, F.S., DW, A/C, on-site laundry. Available immediately. $750/mo. Sorry, NS.

250-542-5580

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

Good Incentives available with Lease Options

250-542-1701 1 bedroom 580. Hydro not incl. No smoking preferred. No drugs, pets, or parties. Adult building. Laundry room. 250-558-5020 to view. 1&2bdrm, adult building, Downtown, f/s, $600-$750./mo Avail now. 250-260-8454 1-bdrm 55+ close to Schubert Centre, secure u/g pkg, clean $675.util/incl 250-540-7757

Armstrong

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

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

250-549-2770 Columbia Apartments Available April 1 st

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

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 1bdrm, $550-$650, close to Rec Centre, no dogs. 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443. LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788 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. Serenity on the Mountain SILVER STAR condo luxuriously furnished. Silk, leather, exotic art. Apr 10 - Dec 10 $895 inclusive, Wifi ns/np. 416-7021298, www.salbsilverstar.com

Commercial/ Industrial

To view call

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

For more information call

250-542-8989 CALL ABOUT RENT INCENTIVES 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773

Small Ads work!

1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870

Rent To Own

Rent To Own

SUPER-SIZED RENT-TO-OWN Bright Family-Sized Eat-in Kitchen/Dining New appliances / Cabinets / Paint Lovely Condo on Quiet Tree-Lined Street Credit problems OK. Call 1-877-509-9009 or get info at www.okeefe2.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ OK West Realty Corp., Vernon

Homes for Rent

ALEXIS PARK MANOR

Homes for Rent

250-545-1519 1-bdrm, downtown, near Rec Centre, secure building, reno’d, on-site laundry, sundeck, f/p, n/p, n/s, Avail Mar1, $750/mo, (250)558-2928 1bdrm & Studio apts,clean, cozy, in quiet well managed adult building, bus route, f/s, heat, hot water, cable locker/prkg n/s n/p starts @ $560. furnished avail 250-550-4069 1bdrm, waterfront, pool, hot tub, beach, u/g prkg $1150. incl gas/hydro phone/cable/int. Can be furn’d. 250-308-0793 2 bdrm, 1 bath, level entry. Adult build. Clean, great shape. $745 + util.,Single Senior rate $675. N/S, N/P.March 1st. 250-558-8762. 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, 2-bath, insuite w/d, a/c, underground prkg, close to schools & shopping, n/s, n/p, Ideal for prof. couple, Avail Immed, $1200/mo (250)503-8946 2-bdrm, 2-bath, walk-in-closet, balcony, a/c, newly reno’d, $980/mo heat incl, Centerpoint Condos, (250)938-0991 LM 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 2BDRM Condo, Downtown, Wood floors. 750/m 250-8631949 - Available April 1, 2012 1&2-bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Small pet okay. Seniors, NS. includes heat. 250-545-6810. Bachelor, 1&2-bdrm $550$750. No dogs, no drugs. (250)260-1630

COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • OVERHEAD DOOR - 2038’ • $1400 PER MONTH GROSS CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon 2400 sq. ft. across from Central Hardware, great exposure. Available April 1. $1600 gross lease.

250-542-5580 4800sqft. Upstairs Office Space with Elevator 2900 30th Ave. (250)545-1733 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Duplex / 4 Plex

CLEAN 2 bdm 1 bath tiles hardwood new tub covered parking. Suit quiet person $150,000 or $700/month kalinski@telus.net

2bdrm, 1bath, newly reno’d, f/s, w/d, no parties, 24-Ave., $780/mo 250-938-0991 LM 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 3-bdrm, + storage, 1/2-duplex, n/p, n/s, Commonage Crescent, $900+util (250)308-2929 ARMSTRONG 1/2 duplex, 4bdrms, 1 1/2 bath, longterm responsible tenants will receive affordable family atmosphere. N/P, n/s,R.R. $1,100 + util.(No rental increase for 5 years). Darrell or Judy 250542-6239. 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 250-545-3806 Coldstream 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, suits 2, Rent neg, Avail April 1, walk distance to beach & schools (250) 503-1324 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! Small pets allowed. 2bdrm near dwntwn, $800/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

Commercial Solutions info@globalwestcommercial.com

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FOR RENT OR LEASE HOUSES • APARTMENTS • DUPLEXES • SUITES • TOWNHOMES CONDOMINIUMS • COMMERCIAL • ADULT COMMUNITIES For more details call our office or visit:

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BY AIRPORT 3 bdrm farm house on acreage, FS, WD, gas FP, carport, sheds, loads of room. Available immediately. $1100/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. COLDSTREAM Executive 1 bdrm & 1 bdrm down, newly remodeled home on Postill Dr. Huge yard, F.S., DW, W.D. Available immediately. $1300/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580

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Homes & Investment Property Specialist

250-309-1742

• 1 bdrm lower suite, newly finished basement. New 5 appliances, galley kitchen, huge living room, small bedroom, Mission Hill area, onstreet parking, no pets/smoking. $750. • 2 bdrm lower suite in Foothills. New home, great views, covered deck, 2 full baths, good space, nice finishing, 5 appliances, utilities included. $1,100.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm executive townhome overlooking OK Lake. Private beach access, 35 ft boat slip at dock, double garage, 2 full baths, all appliances. Flight of stairs up to townhome. 1 year lease preferred. $1500. Avail.able Apr 1. NO pets/ smoking. • 3 bdrm large bsmt suite including utilities, yard, good parking, shared laundry, laminate floors. Pet friendly. $950. 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 1a Spacious 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, clean, centrally located, rent negotiable, 250-542-0060 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154. 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Fintry area, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 2 bedroom house MARA, $850./mo includes utilities, 1-(250)838-6630 2 bedroom, large fenced yard in Vernon. Close to Safeway and London Drugs. Storage shed. Very clean. $1300.00 per month+ utilities. Rent negotiable. Call 250-847-4763. Avail. April 1st. Non-smoking, Pet neg. 3bdrm 2 bath, den, Lower East Hill f/s, f/p, a/c, n/s, n/p suits couple, R/R & credit check $1250. 250-545-7466 3bdrm 4-plex, close to downtown, f/s, full basement, Avail now $900 (250)260-8454

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

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm in quiet home, central, bus, n/drugs, refs. $390.util/int incl. 250-549-7418, 307-9407 1bdrm, no-drugs, no-parties, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, 250-549-0644 Furnished room for rent, $425 plus d/d. Incl util & cable. Call Tony @ 250-542-6699 Incredible Lakeview room for rent, priv/bath, n/s n/p n/parties, n/drugs, $550. 558-0638

Suites, Lower NEW ONE BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE $750/month (Utilities included). Close to Beach & College. Call 250-306-5579 1bdrm $700/mo, lots of daylight, internet, cable & util incl, new bsmn’t, near schools, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1bdrm clean, $550. Two 2bdrm suites $695. & $750. Incl heat/hot water NO DOGS (250)542-9042, 250-542-3241 1bdrm, lakeview, n/p, n/s, $700 util, snow removal, lawn mowing, landscaping incl, Evenings, or anytime Sun & Mon, 250-308-2929 1-bdrm, Mission Hill, lrge living room, $600/mo, laundry & util incl, Ref/Req 250-542-4577 1bdrm, newly reno’d, sep ent, very quiet, ns/np, parking, DT, $625.incls util. 250-308-1917 1-bdrm, newly reno’d, util, internet & t.v. incl, w/d, sep driveway $725. 250-503-1931 1-bdrm suite, $650 incl, util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, (250)549-0644 1-BED Harwood suite for one person. Shared laundry, N/S, N/P. $625. 250-308-7267 1 BR, COLDSTREAM, VIEW, SEP entry, patio. F/S, D/W, W/D, TV, utils. Quiet, single, NS/NP, Refs $750 250-306-3591

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Suites, Upper 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Upper Floor of House with sundeck (in Vernon). $800 + ½ utilities. Damage deposit & references required. N/S

250-558-7337 1*, 2 bed fully furnished and equipped Silver Star Chalet suite. April 1 to Oct 31. $890 pm. ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1bdrm, full bath, newly reno’d, n/s, avail. immed. $650 util incl.,Commonage Cr 307-8747 1bdrm, large, clean, n/s, adult building, stairs, spacious yard, closet to town. Available Immediately $600. 250-938-0583 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 immed, n/s, n/p, D.D/R.R. $900 util/incl, 250-306-9909.


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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 Bachelor suite, X large upper suite, like new, bright, w/d, $675 incl util., heat/air/ light. Above commercial, near Cdn Tire. 250-558-8762. Bright upper 3bdrm home, 1 1/2 baths, f/p, a/c, single garage, n/s, quiet area-11 Ave. R.R. and lease required. $1250 + util. Avail April 1. 250307-2554.

Townhouses

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

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Cars - Domestic

Antiques / Classics

1979 Cordoba, T-roof, 78,000km, a/c, cruise control, power window, steering & brakes, fresh paint, no rust, collector plates, wire wheels. (250)558-1180

1991 Plymoutn Acclaim 4-cyl, economical, well maint, good cond. $1500. 250-542-0650 2003 Corolla Sport, auto, loaded, winter/summer tires on rims.237k$5000.obo.558-1461 2005 Mustang GT, conv, 300hp, 5spd, 40K, perfect cond, red w/red leather interior, Senior driven, $14,995. (250)542-5337

Cars - Sports & Imports

4 All Season Uniroyal Tires, 185/60 R15 like new on Toyota Yaris. $300. 250-542-1051 Canopy (White) to fit 8ft pickup box $300. (250)309-8142

2001 320C Mercedes, exc/condition. View on Kijiji or call Dave 250-307-4899 PRICE REDUCED! 2009 black Hyundai Sonata. Excellent condition. Loaded with options! Extended warranty and financing available. 111k km, $15,000 obo. MUST SELL! 250-4975191

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

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2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU Stk# P12-272

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1998 GMC 2500 Diesel ext cab, long box w/liner, new brakes& battery, 310,000 kms, $3,000.obo (250)545-6962 1998 Mazda Minivan, 6auto, rear wheel, new timing belt & tires, $2800 (250)542-6695 2001 Dodge Caravan, 138,000km, winter tires, pw etc. $3800, (250)308-9764

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Utility Trailers 6x10 Flat Deck Quad/Snowmobile Trailer, low profile $600.obo (250)308-9764

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Robert Charles Riddell, Deceased, who died on the 21st day of July, 2011, are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the Executors named hereunder at P.O. Box 9, 2001 Miller Street, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0 on or before April 9, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Nancy Wilson, Peggy McRae Executors By DEULING & COMPANY Barristers and Solicitors Their Solicitors

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REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP# 2012-04) MECHANICAL CONSULTING SERVICES VERNON RECREATION CENTRE SWIMMING POOL MECHANICAL DEHUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) is interested in receiving proposals for Mechanical Consulting Services for the Vernon Recreation Centre Swimming Pool Mechanical Dehumidi¿cation System. Work includes review of the existing swimming pool dehumidi¿cation system to provide recommendations on repair, modi¿cation and replacement as required. The proponent’s experience, quali¿cations, timelines and other factors, as outlined in the document will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of this RFP. Proposals with the words “RFP# 2012-04 “Mechanical Consulting Services – Vernon Recreation Centre Swimming Pool Mechanical DehumidiÀcation System ModiÀcations” marked on the envelope will be received at the of¿ce of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9, up to and including 2:00pm, local time on Friday, March 16, 2012. There will be a Facility Tour for interested proponents at: 9am on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

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Trucks & Vans 2003 Windstar Sport, $2500 obo 1994 Chrysler LHS, luxurious, $2000obo 250-306-5539

2001 Toyota Rav 4 auto 4cyl, 1 owner 180K s&w tires on rims $7200.obo 250-546-6968

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2005 Harley Road Glide, 125K, new 95” 1550CC, upper black & grey, offers to $9300 (250)503-5462, 250-306-3164

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1a Spacious 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, clean, centrally located, rent negotiable, 250-542-0060 2bdrm Townhouse 1.5 bath, new kitchen, swimming pool, close to schools & shopping. n/s, n/p, $950. (250)503-6818 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5-appl, walk to schools/shops, ns/np, $1000 Av/now 250-307-0548 3-bdrm, 3-bath, newer townhouse, incl w/d, n/s, n/p, $1400+util Apr1 250-307-6002 3bdrm townhouse 1.5-bath, walking distance to town, $800/mo. 250-558-5053.

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Further information and instructions may be obtained from the of¿ce of the Jim Coughlin, Acting Facilities Manager between the hours 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday; telephone (250) 550-3729. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. This is a Request for Proposals only, not a tendering process. The RDNO reserves the right to waive information in any Proposal, or reject any or all Proposals or to accept the Proposal deemed most favourable to the Regional District.

An application has been received from officials of The Palace Restaurant for changes to the hours of operation and for an entertainment endorsement for the restaurant located at 3315 - 30 Avenue. The applicant is requesting a change in the hours of operation on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight to 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The applicant is also seeking approval to provide live music in conjunction with the existing restaurant operations. Such an application is termed an entertainment endorsement. Pursuant to Section 11.3 of the Liquor Control & Licensing Act and Council direction, comments are being sought from the public on the above noted applications, with comments being forwarded to: THE CITY OF VERNON Attn: Dale Rintoul, Planner 3400 - 30th Street, or via fax (250-545-5309), or via email (drintoul@vernon.ca) To ensure the consideration of your views, written comments from the public are requested to be submitted to the City prior to Thursday, March 29, 2012. Please include your name and address with the comments.

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City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER TENDER # PW-12-24 - ASPHALTIC PAVING SERVICES Sealed Tenders marked “Tender # PW-12-24 Asphaltic Paving Services” will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent – Operations Yard Office, 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 8Y7, up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, March 20 (Tue), 2012 for: The work involves asphaltic paving consisting of the supply, transportation, priming, application, computation, rolling and adjustment necessary to provide a finished dense asphaltic concrete. Term: April 2012 – October 2012 Further information, tender forms, and specifications may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca or the office of the Purchasing Agent at The Operations Yard Office between the hours of 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Tenders will be opened publicly immediately after the closing hour, at the Operations Yard Office at which time interested parties may be present if so desired. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Tenders and to accept the Tender in total or in part, or to accept the Tender which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; /â&#x20AC; /**Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. 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