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Funding details for Vernon Jubilee Hospital are just a few weeks away. Health Minister Michael de Jong will be in Vernon April 2 or 3 to announce capital spending for new acute care beds in VJH’s Polson tower. “It will be a positive announcement and the details of the announcement will be released when he’s here,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA. Foster, community leaders, health care workers and residents have been demanding the two shelled-in floors in Eric Foster the tower be completed and beds added to resolve capacity issues. Overcrowding has led to cancelled surgeries and patients being kept in hallways. Foster hasn’t been given an indication if there will be funding for both floors or just one at this time. “I’d like two floors. There are financial benefits to doing the job all at once instead of spreading it out over two or three years,” he said. “I hope that whatever we do, it will relieve the backlog.”

Extracurricular activities get the axe RICHARD ROLKE

of a teacher’s job. action. “It’s voluntary but I volunteer as a par“The government is going ahead in spite Sports teams are benched and clubs in ent. I fundraise so they have money for their of the legitimate objections we have,” said limbo as teachers escalate opposition to the classrooms and for field trips,” she said. Cummings of class size and composition. government. “I can see their point, but Cummings isn’t sure how a Teachers in the Vernon School it’s disappointing.” ban on extracurricular events District will not volunteer for Some teachers have stopped will impact graduation cerextracurricular activities to provolunteering with sports teams emonies. test the provincial government’s and other groups now, while “A lot of parents are legislation, which imposes a netothers will complete what they involved so it may not make zero wage settlement and class have started or not start anya lot of difference to graduasize levels. thing new. tion,” he said, adding parents “We’re in the middle. It’s frus“It’s extremely difficult and and community members can Rundell Cummings trating,” said Nicole Makohoniuk, it reflects how serious the situavolunteer as coaches or club District Parent Advisory Council tion is,” said Bruce Cummings, sponsors. president, of the government and the Vernon Teachers Association president. Cummings denies the union is putting union. “These extras are not part of our job. students in the middle of the contract dis“It feels like parents and kids are being That (withdrawal) is all that’s left to us pute. held hostage.” because legal avenues are gone.” “Will they be affected by this, yes. Are Makohoniuk understands that many Once legislation is passed, the union will they affected by Bill 22, hugely. Have they sports team and club activities are not part not be able to strike or pursue other job been affected by 10 years of cuts, enorMorning Star Staff

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Luke Gingras plummets into powder with his snowshoes during the Vernon Christian School outing at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.

Vernon escapes trap ban dispute The City of Vernon insists it does not have the authority to ban animal traps. A legal opinion indicates any attempt to prohibit traps within city limits would supersede existing provincial rules on the devices. “It’s provincial legislation and as a municipality, we have no jurisdiction,� said Mayor Rob Sawatzky. The city consulted with a lawyer after the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals demanded a ban on traps to prevent what it says is cruelty against animals and a safety risk to pets and children. However, the B.C. Trappers

Association lobbied against a ban, saying traps are needed among licensed operators to handle problem wildlife. Conservation officers have stated a city bylaw would only duplicate actions the province has already taken. While it will not get directly involved in the issue, the city wants the provincial government to clarify who can acquire and use traps. “There’s no consistency with the provincial regulations,� said Coun. Juliette Cunningham. Provincial rules state that only licensed individuals can use traps for animal control, but there have been reports of residents setting them out on their property. “Anyone can buy a trap and they

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Vernon council voted unanimously Monday to decrease the 2012 tax increase from two to 1.7 per cent after learning that provincial traffic fine revenue is considerably higher than was originally forecast. “Our economy is still facing challenges and we’re looking at what we can do for our citizens,� said Coun. Catherine Lord. The city had anticipated receiving $496,000 in traffic fine revenue but Catherine Lord the actual number is $802,000. Of the difference, $80,000 to $90,000 will go towards lowering taxes and the rest will be put into reserves for a new RCMP detachment in the future. Coun. Bob Spiers believes the city had a responsibility to reduce taxes because of other financial pressures facing residents like water rates. “We’ve got a heck of a lot of people who will feel a pinch,� he said. While lowering the tax hike was unanimous, some elected officials expressed some reluctance because there are other demands on the city. Among them is improved pedestrian safety at Okanagan Landing and Myriad roads. “I want to make sure we’re providing a level of service and if there are safety concerns, we need to address them,� said Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe. The city held a public open house and an input session on the proposed 2012 budget Monday. Two people showed up — former councillors Shawn Lee and David O’Keefe. “It’s distressing to see a poor turnout for such a presentation,� said Lee. Lee was pleased that the surplus traffic fine revenue was going towards long-term planning for a new RCMP building. “It’s a good decision,� he said, adding that reserves for future capital works are important.


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Friend says Ashton asked him to lie about trip ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

“My parents knew I was going but I was not supposed to tell my teacher.” — Friend nation that he was wrong about the trip to Vancouver being a two-night stay. “In fact, you left Saturday morning, played right away, went back to the hotel and left the next morning,” said La Liberte to the friend. “I 100 per cent disagree with that,” said the witness. La Liberte was also upset that the friend remembered “only last Friday” about the absentee note testimony, something he pointed out was never mentioned in any of the friend’s prior evidence. “After time, you start remembering stories since the last case and this was the only chance I had to tell Mr. Flanagan,” said the witness. “The operative word is ‘stories,’ isn’t it?” asked La Liberte. “No,” replied the friend, who said his parents were aware of the tournament, and only “a select few” at school knew they were going to Vancouver to play basketball. “You’re saying Ms.

Ashton wanted you to lie about going and get a phoney note from your mom? asked La Liberte. “That’s what happened,” said the friend, who also testified that Ashton spent time in a cabin with him, the alleged victim and a number of other boys during a year-end school trip to Eagle Bay Camp in the Shuswap. The friend said he and the others were on single bunk beds, but that the alleged victim took the only double bed in the cabin because “he was the biggest guy.” The friend testified that, after lights out one night, around 10 or 11 p.m., Ashton came into the cabin, sat on the bed the alleged victim was in, and stayed “for four hours until I fell asleep around 3 a.m.” “We were just talking and hanging out,” said the friend. La Liberte wasn’t buying it. “I suggest you could have fallen asleep and you’re not sure how long she was there,” said La Liberte. “I disagree,” testified the friend.

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The friend corroborated testimony from the alleged victim, saying Ashton took them both, along with others, out to restaurants and movies in Vernon and Kelowna, and that Ashton was a visitor in the alleged victim’s home on a number of occasions. He also said the students went to Ashton’s home “at least 10 times.” Asked by Flanagan to describe Ashton in Grade 7, the friend said “she was a nice teacher who would do anything for me. I considered her a teacher and I considered her a friend.”

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A friend of the alleged victim in the case of a Vernon teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a former student said the accused had him lie to his teacher about the reason for going on a weekend trip to Vancouver. The friend, now 21, who can’t be named, said Deborah Louise Ashton told him not to tell his teacher they were going to Vancouver with the alleged victim and two other students to a three-on-three basketball tournament. “I had an absentee note. Ms. Ashton and I talked about it and she told me not to say we were going to a basketball tournament,” said the friend during questioning from Crown counsel Neil Flanagan. “My parents knew I was going but I was not supposed to tell my teacher.” Instead, the friend testified, he said he was going to a wedding in the Lower Mainland, the third such time he used that reason for an absentee note in the school year. Ashton is facing five charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a former student while the student was in her Gr. 7 class and she

was vice-principal at a Vernon elementary school. The relationship is alleged to have carried on for another two years while the student had moved on to secondary school in Vernon. Ashton pleaded not guilty at the beginning of this, her second trial on the matter. Her first trial in February 2011 ended in a hung jury. She is being tried by judge alone in Vernon Supreme Court. The friend told judge Alison Beames that he, the alleged victim and two others attended the three-onthree tournament in Vancouver and stayed at a hotel. He said there were two beds in the room – “big enough to sleep two people” – and a cot. The friend told Flanagan he took the cot, that two other boys took one bed and the alleged victim and Ashton took the other. “I took the bed because I wasn’t interested in sleeping with anyone and I didn’t care where anybody else was sleeping,” said the friend, who added everybody woke up in the same beds, and that he couldn’t recall if Ashton slept under or above the covers. Ashton’s lawyer, Terry La Liberte, suggested to the friend under cross exami-

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Coldstream adjusts controversial building bylaw JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

A controversial bylaw that left a number of Coldstream homeowners on edge is now being scaled back. The district’s subdivision, development and servicing bylaw is in the process of being adjusted to identify specific areas where off-site works are required. The changes remove single and dual-unit homes from the equation, with the exception of drainage issues in

specific areas. When a building permit (over $50,000) is sought in the specified areas, the homeowner will be required to pay a maximum of $2,500 to upgrade drainage fronting their property. The areas identified as being improperly drained are: Buchanan Road, Cottonwood Lane, Fairmont Place, Howe Drive (north of Kalamalka Road), Kalavista Drive, Ponderosa Way, Rendell Drive, Rockland Drive,

Scenic Drive, Springfield Road (9900 block), Tebo Drive, Torrent Drive, Upland Drive, Westkal Road and Kidston Road. The changes, anticipated to be adopted at the March 26 council meeting, follow public outcry over the previous bylaw. Under that bylaw, the district is permitted to require off-site works fronting a property when any development takes place on the property. Off-site works

could include road widening, ditching or other works required to upgrade infrastructure. But that left a number of residents, and prospective residents, fearful of what they would be required to do if they wanted to renovate their home or make an addition. “This current bylaw is having a negative effect on real estate sales, construction, renovations, etc.,” said resident Donna Anderson, who blames the bylaw

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We don’t want to have confrontation,” said Coun. Gyula Kiss. “But now we know we have major problems with our drainage.” Coun. Peter McClean was actually opposed to the bylaw, but sees it as an interim fix so that area problems can be addressed and residents can gain clarity about how the bylaw could impact them. “We’re trying to create something that will work for now, it doesn’t mean it’s final.”

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Yet, some local residents, and businesses, aren’t pleased with the changes. “You’re asking the property owner to support something that we as a community should be supporting in our budgets,” said resident Glenn Jespersen. “We need to do this (drainage improvements) as a community.” Local resident and owner of Keith Construction, Ken Dahlen, sees the bylaw as an abuse of power. “I really think it’s an erosion of property rights. As citizens and property owners we’re at your mercy.” Although the proposed new bylaw is an improvement, resident Barb Mitchell thinks that it still isn’t fair. “It almost sounds like a union tactic where you ask for the moon to begin with and settle at $2,500.” The bylaw changes also do not change requirements for commercial, industrial or institutional properties. And that doesn’t bring any relief to owners of the former Coldstream Market, who have been trying to sell their property for six years. “We’ve had a number of parties that have been interested but have been deterred with respect to the cost of the off-site works,” said Jim Arthur, as a number of standards are required for development in the town centre area. He also suggested that the $50,000 trigger mark for off-site works should be re-evaluated, which council says it will be looking at. “It should be looked at to the value of today’s world and today’s numbers,” said Arthur. “I think you have to keep in mind that the cost of everything has gone up.”

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ole models can be make or break for a child and the person they become. With a strong adult influence, a child learns about right and wrong, contributing to society and accepting responsibility. Without that guidance, the life journey is challenging and unclear. But while parents are critical to how children evolve, there are others who are key to setting positive examples — specifically, elected officials and teachers. But as we have seen in B.C., the last few weeks have been less then stellar for both sides. We have a provincial government that claims it would sit down and negotiate but wouldn’t budge even the slightest from its salary position. Negotiations only work when both sides are Richard Rolke flexible, and isn’t compromise a fundamental we teach even the youngest child when trying to alleviate conflict? When teachers legally pursued job action, the government crafted legislation forcing an end to strikes and imposing restrictions on the terms of a yet-to-be mediated settlement. It’s not much different than a child throwing a tantrum and storming off the field with the ball because he doesn’t like the score. And when debate in the Legislature apparently took too long, the government used its majority to halt discussion so it could ram back-to-work legislation through. What students can learn from this is that democracy is a terrific system until it gets in the way. Now as for the teachers, they argue that the needs of children and their education are at the root of everything they are fight-

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ing for. But if class size and composition are truly a priority, why has the B.C. Teachers Federation continued to demand a 15 per cent wage hike? It’s given the government spin-doctors something to grasp on to, and it’s completely unrealistic when many students have parents whose jobs have been cut back or they have experienced a wage freeze. But perhaps the most troubling development is the decision by teachers to withdraw from extracurricular activities over their frustration with the government. That means teachers will no longer be making themselves available for after-hours sports or clubs. Such a move also places planning for graduation ceremonies in question. It’s these programs, and not math class, that create the memories students will carry with them for the rest of their lives. In some cases, it is sports that may prevent a less-than-average student from dropping out. As volunteers, teachers are within their right to walk away from extracurricular activities because clubs and teams aren’t part of the job. But by doing so, it’s not going to impact Education Minister George Abbott or force him to reconsider his stance. The only ones who will be hurt are students, and the lesson they are learning is personal relationships sometimes get cast aside. At some point, both the government and the union have lost sight of the bottom line which is ensuring students have access to quality education. Until both sides abandon the rhetoric and parochialism, the only lessons B.C.’s students will learn is grandstanding, bullying and inflexibility. But most of all, they will get a harsh dose of disappointment.

We’ve all received robo-calls. We’re usually pitched an opportunity to get carpets cleaned or to save a life by donating to some cause. But the robo-calls New Democrats and Liberals are alleging the Conservatives made during their 2011 election campaign are much more insidious. They say the robo-calls to voters in ridings across Canada directed them to incorrect polling stations, perhaps frustrating their attempt to cast their ballot and influencing the election’s results. An economist at Simon Fraser University, Anke Kessler, says that’s entirely possible. Kessler crunched the numbers and in a draft discussion paper published on her website, she says as many as 2,500 voters in ridings targeted by the robo-calls may not have reached their proper polling station to cast their vote. In five of those ridings that was enough to secure victory for the Tory candidate over their Liberal and NDP opponents. Kessler concludes her analysis “suggests that any alleged robocalling had a statistically significant impact on voter turnout and election results.” While shady ethics and playing fast and loose with the truth are expected elements of any election campaign, outright deception to dissuade voters from exercising their democratic choice crosses a dangerous line. It is particularly ironic that this investigation erupts at a time when the Conservative government is demanding easier access for police to phone and Internet records of suspected criminals. In our electronic age, there are few secrets that can’t be uncovered. As the robo-call scandal unfolds, the Conservatives may yet fall upon their own sword. — Burnaby NewsLeader


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am writing this letter in response to Brian Litzenberger’s piece “Conservatives on Right Track� that was printed in The Morning Star. In his piece Mr. Litzenberger makes the following points in support of the Conservative government and its omnibus crime bill: s 4HAT THE BILL FOLLOWED DUE parliamentary process and was not rushed as the media touts; s 4HAT   LAWYERS ARE against the bill because if all the criminals were locked up in jail lawyers would but out of work. To his first point I would argue that the bill was in fact rushed. The omnibus crime bill contains nine bills that had failed to pass through previous Parliaments in addition to major revisions to several existing laws. The Conservatives put all these pieces of legislation into

THANKS LUMBY In April 2011 our beautiful family dog Calli went missing from our acreage in the BX area of Vernon. Calli is a golden retriever crossed with a greyhound. She lived with us and her doggy companion Sabbath, another greyhound cross. Both dogs regularly took themselves on a walk about around our acreage but one day in April Sabbath returned alone. We searched high and low scouring the forest and the coyote dens for weeks. We put notices on the mail boxes and in The Morning Star, and then out of the blue, several weeks later we had a phone call. Someone had spotted her at the dumpsters in Silver Star ski resort. We raced up there full of hope but the sighting had been 24 hours earlier and she was long gone! There had been a massive snow fall on the hill so fearing the worst we returned home and began to realize that we would never see her again. She was lost! Unable to find her scent or her way home in

one take-it-or-leave-it act. The Conservative government also enacted closure which prevented sufficient debate from taking place in the House of Commons. To his second point I would argue that it is ridiculous to SUGGEST THAT   LAWYERS ARE against the bill because the bill would leave them without work. If anything the omnibus crime bill creates more work for lawyers as more individuals get treated as the snow. Come June, we had all but come to terms with the loss of our much loved Calli when just out of curiosity we checked Sun FM’s lost pet page and there, posted just 24 hours earlier, was an ad about a wet and sad looking golden retriever cross who had come out of the forest and approached a remote house in Trinity Valley. We e-mailed some pictures of Calli straight away and the lady confirmed 100 per cent that it was Calli. However, although Calli hung around and took advantage of the lady's kindness, blankets and food, Calli would not let her get hold of her. Finally the guy from the dog pound came and that scared her off for good. Once again we were 24 hours behind her trail. We began to canvass Lumby with posters and we had many confirmed sightings of her but we were always just one step behind. It seemed that she was on the move and moving further towards Cherryville and the bush. Finally the sightings stopped

criminals and thus put through the legal system. I would suggest that these lawyers are opposed to the bill because the court system is already stressed with an overwhelming amount of cases in comparison to the amount of resources available. Mr. Litzenberger concludes his piece by stating that “when our pensioners receive better treatment and care than prisoners and we haven’t heard anything for months. In addition to the sightings we had several phone calls from people in Lumby just to wish us well and to tell us that they were thinking of us. Kind people let us on their land to look for us. It is for that reason that we now write this letter. Craig, Deb, Dylan, Poppy and Sabbath would like to say a big thank you to the community of Lumby for all the help and well wishes that we received from you. We still believe Calli to be alive. Maybe she is now with a new family. But we are still desperate for any information or sightings people may have and we are still offering a big reward for her safe return. Cmagallagher@hotmail.com Debra and Craig Gallagher LAKESHORE ROAD Why is there no interest in this city to develop Lakeshore Road? It's Vernon's greatest untapped jewel and the only ones that seem to know it are the developers.

do, then we will be getting closer to being a just society.� I wholeheartedly agree with this point but I disagree that Mr. Harper’s agenda brings us any closer to being the just society the letter writer describes. Mr. Harper is planning on spending over 11 billion dollars on the construction of prisons to help house the influx of prisoners that the omnibus crime bill is sure to produce. In order for Mr. Harper to finance these huge expenditures he will have to make drastic cuts to services and pensions that seniors rely heavily upon. In Davos, Switzerland Mr. Harper announced his intentions to reform OAS and GIS to make them more ‘sustainable.’ The Conservative government is considering several measures including raising the age Canadians can receive the OAS BENEFITSFROMTO"YCHANGDoesn't anyone in this city desire to have nice beaches like Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos? Kin Beach in the summer is an uncontrolled nightmare. The beach is covered with cars, trucks, campers and dogs and their droppings for kids to play in. This city spent a huge amount of money on a back road behind Canadian Tire that is hardly used while all the city's lake accesses are just unkempt empty lots with potholes and unkempt bushes. The park benches and new grass promised never appeared. Does no one here desire a nice waterfront with arbours, benches, flower beds and walkways with coffee houses and restaurants like Granville Island. Also, Lakers Golf Course would make an awesome city-owned RV park. Here is where all the tourist dollars are lost and everyone is still driving through to nicer destinations. Too bad. M. Andruchow

ing the age of eligibility, vulnerable seniors would see a reduction OF BENEFITS NEARING   )N this speech, Harper also commended his own efforts to reduce health care spending even though he said that he would do no such thing during the May election campaign In closing, I believe that the Conservative government is on the wrong track with its omnibus crime bill. I believe that it is bad policy to spend billions of dollars on constructing prisons at a time when the crime rate is decreasing and the deficit is increasing. These funds should instead be used on providing services and higher education for youth. This would be a more proactive approach to preventing crime and would also make our youth more competitive in the global economy. Kendall Hammond

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These boys play their hand at comedy Laughter trumps all when Matt Billon and Mike MacDonald bring the Blackjack Comedy Tour to town KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

Although there are usually no jokers used in the game of blackjack, in the case of one comedy tour coming to a town near you, you’ll get a pair of them. Called the Blackjack Comedy Tour because it originally featured 21 shows in 21 towns, funnymen Matt Billon and Mike MacDonald are back on the road, and stop to perform in Vernon and Armstrong Friday and Saturday, respectively. “This is our fourth tour together. It works out that every four-to-six months we are able to tour together. So far we have managed to conquer Winnipeg on west, and we are hoping to book a tour out east soon. Next stop, the Maritimes,” said Billon, who jokingly refers to MacDonald as his “male” order bride. “Mike is in California but is still patriotic to Canada so he’s willing to come up here anytime I suggest we do another tour.” Billon is back in familiar territory this week as the tour winds up through the B.C. Interior. He grew up in Penticton, and left while in middle school to live in Nelson. After leaving B.C. after high school to make it as a comedian in Toronto, he briefly returned to live in Nelson two years ago before deciding on a new home –– this one on wheels –– in the form of a 20-foot RV he shares with his very tolerant girlfriend. “We’ve put 30,000 kilometres on it since October with trips to L.A., Vegas, Winnipeg and the Yukon,” said Billon. “Some people think I’ve retired now and will go to work later. My thinking is that if I don’t do it now, I’ve got a long road ahead.” With all this road travel, Billon has an “ace” in his pocket when it comes to using local, insider knowledge to make people laugh. “It doesn’t hurt to open with a few local observations you have of the lifestyle of the area,” he said. “Sometimes when you can get a chunk of material from a location, it makes it all that more exciting, like with my taxicab joke that I use out east. I notice everyone in

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Comedian Matt Billon returns to his old stomping grounds in the Okanagan with the Blackjack Comedy Tour, also featuring the “King of Canadian Comedy” Mike MacDonald, above, right. The two funnymen will be in Vernon Friday and in Armstrong Saturday. the Maritimes always sits in the front seat. What’s with that?” Billon is especially happy to be back on the road with the “King of Canadian Comedy,” MacDonald. With appearances on a number of latenight talk shows and comedy specials both here and across the border, as well as hosting gigs for the Gemini Awards and the Just For Laughs 10th Anniversary Special, MacDonald holds the distinction of being the only comedian to perform at each and every Just For Laughs gala show since its inception. It’s at the famed Montreal comedy festival where Billon first met MacDonald in 2003.

“He came up to me after the show and gave me a compliment, and then later booked a show where I opened for him,” said Billon. “Mike has paved the way for many of us. The guy’s been on Letterman, but he’s still doing most of his work up here.” Although he’s yet to break onto the comedy scene down south, although he’d like to try, Billon has done pretty well in his home country. He’s appeared on CBC’s Madly Off in all Directions and The Debaters, as well as MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, and XM Satellite Radio’s Laugh Attack. He also hosted his own one-hour, jampacked special on The Comedy Network, and has been a finalist/winner in The Great

Canadian Laugh Off, Stand Up & BITE Me and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. However, despite the distinctions, Billon says his main job is to make everyday people laugh –– and it’s a tough job, up there with those ice road truckers and deep-sea fishermen. “I’ll be at the back of a room at a big show, and think ‘this is the career I had to choose. Why do this to myself?’ But for the most part, I love what I do. My job is to make you laugh and if I don’t do it well, I’m ruining 300 people’s night,” he said. “Comics are usually blown away when people appreciate how hard it is up there. You can also get comfortable with silence. Mostly it’s terrifying for a little while and intense with live shows, but again it’s the profession I’ve chosen, so I roll with it.” And it seems that the smaller the community, the more love comics are shown. Billon has noticed that on this Blackjack tour, people in smaller towns are grateful to greet someone with the stature of one Mike MacDonald. “It’s funny when I’m touring with Mike, and people come up to him and ask ‘why are you here?’ And his reply is ‘your money is as good as anyone else’s’.” The Blackjack Comedy Tour rolls through Vernon Friday with a performance at Checkers Bar & Grill in the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Checkers or at the Vernon Lodge front desk. Call 250-541-2653 for info. On Saturday, Asparagus Community Theatre presents Billon and MacDonald at Armstrong’s Centennial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the door. For more info call 1-250-838-0230.

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David James channels the Man in Black in the Country Legends: Cash and Cline concert Friday in Vernon.

There are a lot of tribute shows to the greats out there, but there is one in particular that is for those still in love with two of America’s most legendary country artists. David James and his band Big River is a Johnny Cash tribute act performing all of the hits spanning five decades of Cash’s career, while SaraJeanne Hosie returns to Vernon with her clear-as-a bell tribute to Patsy Cline, seen last year

when she appeared in Arts Club Theatre’s A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Both tribute artists perform together at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday. Cash once said, “You know, performance is communicating. You’ve got to communicate. You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut; you want that audience to feel it in their gut.” James entertains with that same principle, singing all of

the great Cash songs such as I Walk The Line, Solitary Man, Get Rhythm, Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, and newer songs like Hurt and Rusty Cage. Like Ring of Fire, The iconic song Crazy is still a country classic and as she sings it, Hosie has a unique gift to to persuade you that you are watching Patsy Cline re-born in the flesh. Hosie received rave reviews about her performance in A Closer Walk. Most noted her

genuine stage presence and stunning vocal range and how she sings from her heart and her soul, paying tribute to Cline’s classics. She’ll do that again when she sings the beautiful Faded Love, the tragic I Fall To Pieces, and the iconic Sweet Dreams. Country Legends: Cash and Cline starts at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.50 (all seats) at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.


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any arrived decked out in their she had attended a concert performed by best evening gowns and tuxthe then young Forrester in Cape Breton. edos at the North Okanagan That experience decided Adams to folCommunity Concert Association’s annual low what has since become her spectacugala at the Performing Arts lar musical career. Centre Monday evening, to Adams also paid tribute to welcome the Elmer Iseler local choir Chorealis whose preSingers from Toronto. show foyer entertainment further They were duly rewarded. enhanced the evening; and to The 20 singers who comour own Imant Raminsh whose prise the choir opened their arrangement for Psalm 104 was program with six motets added to the program. that marked highlights in A haunting tribute to the the Christian calendar, from experience of a winter morning Christine Pilgrim just before sunrise, titled Silent Christmas through Good Friday. Dawn by Timothy Corlis, capFelix Mendelssohn originally wrote tured the spirit of that overwhelmingly them for the Berlin Cathedral Choir still, silent time utterly and captivated the between 1843 and 1846, but it was truly audience entirely. as if he had written them in 2012 specifiThese were all highlights. However, cally for the Elmer Iseler Singers. when more earthbound pieces were sung, Their presentation was faultless: persome of their raw, lusty, gutsy emotion fect pitch, tone, timing – everything. was inhibited by the choir’s brilliant tech“Hallelujah!” they sang and we respondnique, which included a high D (not a ed, if soundlessly, “Hallelujah,” wondering typo!) from soloist Rebecca Whelan. whether we’d been transported to heaven. For example, Abide With Me, sung by Then soloist Andrea Ludwig sang a supporters of the Welsh National Rugby Schubert serenade (Standchen) in tribTeam at their home stadium in Cardiff ute to the memory of famed Canadian brings a bigger lump to the throat than contralto Maureen Forrester who had the immaculately blended voices of teninspired Elmer Iseler Singers’ conductor ors, baritones, contraltos and sopranos. Dr. Lydia Adams when, as a five-year-old, The same could be said of We Rise Again,

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Two strong voices in the B.C. Interior folkroots scene are about to combine. Singer-songwriter Trevor Caswell joins

Jayme McKillop for a night of acoustic song and storytelling at the Talkin’ Donkey coffee house Friday. Caswell has released four well received CDs of original music spanning styles from folk to acoustic blues to 1960s’ pop. Based in Kamloops, he has toured around B.C. and Ontario,

appearing in cafés, theatres and festivals, wherever he can. Said to be “an absolute pleasure to hear live,” Caswell’s performances have a wide range, from intimate solo shows to appearances with a full band including violin and cello. With the addition

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which for me lacked the spirit of the song because of its precise delivery. That said, solos such as Mitchell Pady’s expressive rendition of Afton Water and Alison Roy’s lark-like quality in My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose, both of which were included in the Celtic suite of seven songs by Robbie Burns, were outstanding. Then again, I did long for an occasional rolled “R” -- particularly as Burns wrote so much in the vernacular. Salish Song, Inuit Hunting Song (with animals portrayed by singers throughout the auditorium) as well as Tout Pass (Everything Passes) were all beautiful. In fact, the entire evening was one of beauty – from the gowns and decor we saw to the voices we heard. It’s just that there were times when I wanted a little less beauty and a tad more emotion. Not so my neighbours, if their sighs, smiles and hummings of the demanded encore Shenandoah were anything to go by. This was the Elmer Iseler Singers’ second visit to Vernon. Their first was in 2002. Perhaps when they return in another decade, they’ll include more works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Corlis, with one or two by Bach and Haydn, whose work suits their style so perfectly.

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lyrics have captivated many in and around the Okanagan. Born and raised in the valley, her roots in the Vernon music community run deep. With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin to Ryan Adams and Jeff Buckley, she performs a rich mixture of acoustic folk, blues, rock, indie, and alt. country. Her impassioned renditions of classic favourites, along with her own songs of human connection and social critique, make for a remarkable listening experience that is not soon forgotten. The evening of folky fun at the Talkin’ Donkey, 3923-32nd St., Vernon, starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.


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The Kelowna Art Gallery has succeeded in its attempt to set a world record. According to the website www. recordsetter.com, the gallery now holds the world record for the highest number of four-by-six-inch works of art displayed in a gallery. A total of 4,154 postcard-sized original works of art on paper currently adorn the walls of the KAG’s Scotiabank Studio and both sides of one of the gallery corridors. In their entirety, the works comprise the exhibition, Local Views to make World News, which will remain on view through March 18. The gallery began accepting smallscale, Okanagan-themed, original, landscape-based works of art created

by community members in an attempt to set a new world record. Arrival of submissions to the project was slow at first, but quickly gained momentum as community groups, local artists, media outlets, media personalities, schools, and other eager participants learned of the project. “We were hoping for a good response, and we received an overwhelming response,” said Nataley Nagy, KAG executive director. With the world record in place with recordsetter.com, the gallery is also in the process of applying to the Guinness World Records. “We truly hope this project inspires museums, galleries, and other cultural organizations to challenge our record and undertake projects such as this of their own accord,” said Nagy.

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The name, Nkm’aplqs isn’ma’ma’ya’tn klsqilxwtet Language and Cultural Immersion School, means “a learning place towards and in the direction of our indigenous Okanagan ways.” The idea started in 2001 when Bill Cohen, one of the school organizers, was doing a research project and saw how students who learned in their indigenous languages in New Zealand and Hawaii, improved their academic performance. “The first reaction to the idea of an Okanagan immersion school was that some people were very interested and some thought we were crazy,” he said. Cohen, who has three children in the school, found out that parents wanted their children to attend an immersion school for access to their traditional language and culture as well as for a standard academic education. “I saw it as extremely important to create an option that didn’t exist, a place where the Okanagan language and identity were key. It was tough to get started. We had no fluent Okanagan speakers who were teachers or qualified to teach a second language and no teachers with Okanagan language and cultural background,” he said. It was decided that the school would take an extended family approach. The staff members include two teachers, two assistants and elders who are fluent Okanagan speakers. The school opened in September 2006 and now has 30 students in two classes, Grades 1-3 and 4-7. The Language Nest, for four- and five-year-olds, provides school preparation in Okanagan. This is the second First Nations immersion school in the province. There are Okanagan language nights once a week where children and parents or grandparents or any interested community members can attend. “We follow the provincial core curriculum and fit a lot of the science and social studies into the Okanagan language portion. We have immersion school in the morning and other subjects in English in the afternoon,” said teacher Marlene Johnston. Traditional activities are included in other subject areas. “The students spend time in the environment, exploring traditional territories and learning land stewardship and history and geography. They study nature around us,” said Lorraine Ladan, school principal. Cohen points out that while there was some concern that students might fall behind the provincial curriculum, that has not happened. “Research is very consistent that a second language enhances academic achievement,” said Cohen. “The kids are using the language in the home and in the community. When I was a kid growing up, my parents would talk Okanagan when they didn’t want us to know what they were saying. Now, some of the younger people speak Okanagan when they don’t want their parents to understand.” He would like to see more material written in Okanagan and to have the school go to Grade 9 because he thinks at that point the students will retain enough language to last their lifetime. He thinks students should be in provincial schools for Grades 10-12 to be prepared for career choices and have more extra-curricular activities. He is pleased that the community has embraced the school. “The first event we had after the school opened was the Christmas concert and supper and we thought that maybe 50 people would come but 250

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Dina Brown is planning a career as a teacher of the Okanagan language. showed up and packed Head of the Lake Hall,” he said. “It was the first time many of the elders had heard songs in Okanagan in decades and it was an emotional time for them. Being able to pass on their language gives the elders a real sense of pride.” Pauline Gregoire-Archachan is one of the elders who teaches at the school. “Nobody was speaking the language and we thought it would be lost. I like my language and I like to teach it to the kids and to Chad,” she said. Language assistant Chad Marchand learned Okanagan as an adult. “I didn’t realize how important this was until I started learning the language and realized that it could have been lost. It’s tough to learn but it’s fun and it’s awesome to see the kids figure things out,” he said. Cohen praised Gregoire-Archachan and Marchand. “Pauline was our lead elder from the start. She’s generated a grandmother role for the children and nurtures them. Chad has a gift for languages and a natural teaching ability. He’s committed to teaching.” Ladan added, “We couldn’t do any of this without the elders.” Dina Brown is a Grade 12 Seaton school student who wishes she had had the chance to go to the immersion school. “I was too old when it opened and had that opportunity to learn the language and culture. I grew up with a fairly good sense of it, but there is so much more,” said Brown, who took an Okanagan language immersion course in school last fall. “My grandmother used to speak Okanagan to me when I was very young and I think I have an ear for it. Speaking the language is a big part of having a sense of identity and knowing who you are. I think there is a gap in my generation and my parents’ generation but we are learning and people will become more aware of the great things that are happening. I want First Nations kids to be proud of who they are. I think my grandma (Rose Marchand) would be proud of what is being done in the immersion school.” Brown plans to keep on studying Okanagan and go on to get a teaching degree so she can help other young people learn their language and culture.

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Elder Pauline Gregoire-Archachan, with Nkm’aplqs isn’ma’ma’ya’tn klsqilxwtet Language and Cultural Immersion School students Nahko Magpie, seven, Grade 2, and Maura Tamez, 12, Grade 7, uses everyday objects to teach the Okanagan language.

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melted butter. Serve immediately. Slow-Cooker Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage 1 (4 pound) lean raw corned beef brisket 3 tablespoons pickling spice 2 stalks celery, cut into halves 1 pound carrots, cut into 4-inch pieces 1-1/4 pounds red potatoes, quartered 1 onion, sliced 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer 1 head Savoy cabbage, cut into 6 wedges Hot water, as needed 1/3 cup grated horseradish, drained 1/3 cup sour cream Place the corned beef into the bottom of a large slow cooker. Scatter the pickling spice over the brisket. Layer the celery, carrots, potatoes and onion atop the brisket, respectively. Pour the stout beer into the slow cooker. Add enough hot water to the slow cooker to cover the brisket by at least 1 inch. Cook on High until the brisket reaches the desired consistency, 7 to 8 hours. Remove the brisket and vegetables from the slow cooker to a large bowl; cover with

aluminum foil to keep warm. Remove 1 cup of the liquid in the slow cooker; pour into a small pot over medium heat. Cook the liquid until the volume is reduced by about half, about 10 minutes. Transfer the reduced liquid to a small bowl; stir the horseradish and sour cream into the liquid to make a sauce. Submerge the cabbage wedges in the liquid remaining in the slow cooker; cook until the cabbage softens yet retains some crispiness, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the cabbage to a platter. Ladle remaining liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl. Slice the brisket across the grain. Serve with the vegetable mixture, cabbage, horseradish sauce and liquid from the slow cooker.

The public can protect itself from the latest scam when the City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit’s community policing office offers a presentation on fraud prevention. The session takes place at the Schubert Centre Tuesday, March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Part of Fraud Prevention Month, and the Better Business Week, those attending will learn about and how to prevent being a victim of a fraud, con, or scam.

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Community Calendar MARCH 14 MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A SENIOR’S LIFE Trained volunteers offer support to older adults who are socially isolated and may be experiencing early stages of dementia or depression. The Family Resource Centre is accepting applications now for training beginning April 2012. For more info/details visit www.vernonfrc.ca or call Karen at 250-545-3390, ext. 215. PROLIFE THRIFT STORE BAG SALE March 14-17. Also all children’s books 10 for $1. At 3102-31st Ave. Call 250-545-0777. KINDALE THRIFT STORE IN ARMSTRONG St. Patrick’s Day party and sale. All green tags are 25 cents. Come in and help us celebrate March 14 to 17. THE VERNON & DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AGM Annual General Meeting March 14 at its Resource Centre, lower level Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave., Vernon at 7 p.m. The election of board members for the next two years will be held. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; new members class at 6:30 p.m. Following the AGM a presentation on Charting Family Trees will be given by Joyce Young. Further information: 250-542-4902. ROTARY CLUB OF VERNON SENIORS’ SPRING BREAKOUT Annual evening of entertainment, light snacks, refreshments, door prizes and dancing to a band. March 14 at the Vernon Recreation Centre, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Transportation available free of charge. Free tickets available at the Schubert Centre and Halina Seniors Centre. For more information, contact Byron Beck at 250-545-7753 or shire@shaw.ca 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. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Red Barn, The Shops at Polson Park. Call Carole at 260-5238 for more information, or come out for coffee and pick up an activity list. Join us, there is no membership fee. Our group has been meeting for 10 years, we have fun and do all kinds of activities. KALAMALKA CHORUS Four-part a cappella harmony for female voices is a chartered member of Sweet Adelines International. We welcome women singers of all ages who love to harmonize, perform in the community and at regional competitions and enjoy fun and fellowship with new friends. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:15 in the Halina Centre, 3310 -37th Ave. Call Deanna, 250-542-9229 or Grace, 250-545-0808, for further information. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S VERNON GROUP MEETS Second Wednesday of every month 7-9 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Newcomers always welcome. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for the international recognition of human rights. Info., visit www.amnestyvernon.ca. GOOD FOOD BOX ORDERING REMINDER Give yourself, a friend, or a family in need, the gift of healthy eating this month. A familysized box of nutritious fruits and vegetables with easy seasonal recipes is available at the amazingly low price of $15 ($9 for a smaller box for one or two people). Orders must be in by the second Wednesday of the month for pick up the third Thursday. Call Diane at 250 -306-7800 for details or go to www.goodfoodbox.net HI NOON TOASTMASTERS Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Brew Coffee House. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact James at hinoontoast@gmail.com NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR 55-PLUS The cold weather and slippery roads are not good for walking so join us Wednesdays 1 - 2 p.m. for Nordic Walking Program at the Lumby Community Hall, 2250 Shields Ave. Walking poles, with instruction, are available for those that would like to try them. Energy bars given out to give you a boost. For more information, call Olena at 250-547-8866.

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ernon and District Immigrant Services Society’s Fifth Annual Diversity Health Fair will feature speaker Dr. Art Hister, Global TV health analyst. Hister is a media doctor on various radio and television stations including Vancouver’s Global TV in B.C. He is also the author of two Canadian bestsellers, Midlife Man and Dr. Art Hister’s Guide to a Longer and Healthier Life, as well as numerous articles for publications such as Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail and The Medical Post. Hister will be the Diversity Health Fair featured speaker on Friday, March 16 with the topic: “Cancer Prevention and Early Detection.” The presentation will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Tickets are free of charge and seats must be reserved in advance by calling 250-542-4177.

KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETS The second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion. All members and wives welcome. Call 542-8030 or 542-7760 for info. THE VERNON LAPIDARY CLUB (ROCKHOUNDERS) Meets the second Wednesday in the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park at 7:30 p.m., everyone welcome, no obligations. Call 542-0616 or 545-1274 for more information. Guests invited to attend meetings and discover how exciting the family oriented club is. Members also welcome to drop-in to the centre Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; $5 per session, multi-use passes also available. For more info visit www.vernonrockhounds.com. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Vernon Arts Centre at Polson Park, 10 a.m. New members and guests are always welcome. For more information, call Linda Hunt at 250-545-0530 or visit www.okanaganartistsofcanada. com.

MARCH 15 FREE HEARING TEST IN LUMBY March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Lumby Health Unit at 250-547-9741 for appointment. COMMUNITY SENIORS’ FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON March 15, 10:45 a.m., at Vernon Full Gospel Tabernacle, 5871 Okanagan Landing Rd. Rev. Les Hamm (wonderful speaker to seniors from Kelowna) will bring the devotional. Special music will by Rev. Max Debeeson, (well-known cellist from West Kelowna). A delicious lunch will be served. We will be singing your favourite hymns with the Sing-Along Band led by Karl Janzen. For more information please phone Karl or Kathy at 250-558-1947. CAPSULE COLLEGE PRESENTS THE ART OF PUPPETRY Puppets are the focus March 15 from 9:30 – 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. Admission: $7; $4 for students. Capsule College helps Vernon University Women’s Club provide two $1,500 scholarships yearly at Okanagan College, Kal Campus. BOSTON PIZZA & CONNIE KAPAK ARE GOING FOR GOLD! Drop by for lunch and/or dinner March 15 and help Connie Kapak in her quest for gold at the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Winnipeg March 24-25. Boston Pizza Vernon will donate 10 per cent from all sales to support Connie and help offset expense of competing at speed skating championships. VERNON TOASTMASTERS Meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Express. Business people, instructors and anyone who wants to become better communicators are encouraged to attend. For more info., call Serle at 250-542-5161. NAVY LEAGUE CADETS Meet every Thursday in the CMHA build-

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ing, 3100-28th Ave, at 6:15 p.m. Navy League Cadets are boys and girls from nine (before Sept. 1) to 13 years of age. Registration fee is $20. Further information is available from the executive officer at 250-503-8319. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 LUMBY Fun darts every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Bingo every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. 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. Thursdays it’s bridge at 1 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. SCHUBERT EUCHRE GROUP Meets Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. at Schubert Centre. For more information, call Verna Riggins at 250542-0828, Alice at 250-549-8434, Muriel at 250-542-9335 or Jim Lagerquist at 250-542-0828. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Thursday Night Serenity meeting at 7 p.m., side entrance of the Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Ave. (open to the public, topic/discussion meeting). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. ODD FELLOWS MEET Every third Thursday of the month at the OAP Hall in Lumby and at 3300 Mabel Lake Park on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Call 250-547-9092 or 250-542-0616 for more information. THE VERNON SILVER STAR QUILTERS Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd., just off Silver Star Rd. We look forward to seeing new and longtime members. For more information, see www.vssq.org KALAMALKA WEAVERS & SPINNERS Meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. We welcome newcomers. For more information, call 545-7819. NEW HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT Group for widows and widowers takes place the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope office, #004, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. Hellmut Noelle from the Family Resource Centre is facilitating the session with a New Hope volunteer. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee provided. Come and explore this opportunity to confront your grief and learn from it in the company of friends who understand and care. VERNON LIONS CLUB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at the Den, 3313B-30th Ave., 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Ken at 545-2722. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 Meets first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Call Betty at 542-8450. THE PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP meets at the People Place March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. We welcome all members and newly diagnosed or new to town PD sufferers. Come and join us and find out that you are not alone. For more information, contact Eleanor Dean at 250-558-7867.

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In an area that has seen its share of accidents over the years, one Vernon RCMP officer decided to see how many people were aggressively speeding in that zone. A member of the North Okanagan Traffic Services started his shift an hour earlier than normal, and, over three days on Highway 97 south between College Way and Crystal Waters Road, from 6 to 7 a.m., the officer wrote 15 speeding tickets. “That may not seem like a high number, but the lowest speed recorded of the 15 violations was 112 kilometres an hour in a 90 zone, and the highest speed was 141 in a 90 zone,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The average speed recorded in just over three hours of enforcement over three days was 120.6 km/h, which is more than 30 kilometres an hour over the posted limit.” The driver ticketed for going nearly 142 km/h had their vehicle impounded for seven days. Historically, there have been many accidents on

that stretch of highway south of town, including a number this year over the winter months. Molendyk said he spoke with the officer, who reported that a lot of drivers were very close to having their vehicles impounded. “Literally, there were a number of vehicles one kilometre an hour under,” said Molendyk. “The officer stated there were many drivers going over the speed limit but he was focused on the aggressive drivers.” In the early morning hours, the temperature dips setting up an opportunity for black ice on the road. The combination of black ice and speed can result in vehicle crashes. Early morning commuters should take note that RCMP will continue to alter their shifts and locations to target aggressive drivers. And, they will add more officers to the cause. “There was only one officer in this case and numerous speeding vehicles went by when he was writing tickets,” said Molendyk. “North Okanagan Traffic Services will be doing a concentrated effort a time or two, and you will see them north of town as well.”

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curred with Nitchie. “We talk about downloading from big government, the regional district has treated us even worse than when big governments download things,” said Britton. “I don’t think it’s fair to our citizens that the regional district, because they can’t operate their functions properly, keep downloading onto the taxpayers of Armstrong.” Nitchie’s motion passed by a vote of 4-2 (Coun. John Trainor was absent from Monday’s council meeting), with Fowler and Mayor Chris Pieper hoping that cooler heads would prevail. “I think the regional district needs a chance to reply to us,” said Pieper. “They had to pass their budget. It’s a year now before next year’s budget. They have to take this seriously. I’d like to give them a chance for awhile.” Fowler wanted to hold off passing the motion and see how, if at all, things change with the function. Armstrong administrator Patti Ferguson said the city would have to negotiate its way out of the building inspection function with RDNO. “We’re giving notice to withdraw and we’d have to provide rationale why the service is not working,” said Ferguson.

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Blaze consumes boathouse JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

An accidental fire consumed a Coldstream shed Sunday morning. Coldstream and Lavington fire departments were called to the 13800 block of Ponderosa Way at 8:20 a.m. and worked for two hours to contain a shed/ boathouse fire from spreading to a nearby home and trees. “By the time (crews) arrived on scene flames were 30 to 40 feet in the air with black smoke,” said Coldstream fire chief Shane Code. “The building was a complete loss.” Although they could not save the shed, crews did

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Sand bag program available Morning Star Staff

With the current snow melt and rain in the forecast, North Okanagan residents are reminded that they are responsible for all measures required for flood protection of private property. To assist property owners who may experience flooding, local communities have implemented a sand bag program. The locations for sand and sand bags are as follows, residents are reminded to bring their own shovels: Armstrong – for sand and sand bags call 250546-3023 (same number for after hours) Coldstream – sand and sand bags located at two locations: · Kalamalka Road, across from Postill Drive · Lavington area – School Road across from Jeffers Park For emergencies call public works at 250-5501505 during work hours or 250-545-5304 after hours Enderby – sand and sand bags located at the public works yard at 2309 McGowan St. For after hours call 250-838-7230. Lumby – sand and sand bags located in gravel parking lot across from the arena/curling rink parking lot at 2230 Shields Ave. For after hours please call 250-547-2160. RDNO – Sand bags only located outside gates at the fire training centre at 300 Pottery Rd. Call 250-550-3731 during work hours. Spallumcheen – sand and sand bags located outside of the gate of the public works yard at 1511 Eagle Rock Rd. For after hours, call 250-546-3013. Vernon: Sand and sandbags located at two locations: · Vernon city yards – outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Road · Corner of Okanagan Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road

Food growing workshops a hit Morning Star Staff

Growing food is gaining interest locally. On March 9, about 20 people attended a workshop on acquiring seeds and producing seedlings at the Bee SAFE office in Lumby. “More and more people want to start growing their own food and realize they can do it without using expensive chemicals,” said Jane Emlyn, who led the session. “I only have a small plot of land myself, right in downtown Lumby, and yet I manage to grow most of the vegetables my family eats for most of the year. We are seeing more and more people wanting to eat organic food and knowing where it comes from.” A second workshop on seeds and seedlings will be held at Bee SAFE Friday from 3 to

“I only have a small plot of land...” — Emlyn 4 p.m. Other upcoming sessions include “how to encourage wild bees” by Sharon Lawrence and permaculture design and principles by Gord Hiebert of EcoDesign. Entrance is by donation. Evening workshops are also in the planning and Bee SAFE encourages everyone to let them know of workshops they would like to see as well as of the times when they are available. For more information, call 778-473-3029, e-mail info@beesafemonashees.org or go to www.beesafemonashees.org.

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Boxing card shows talent Golden Gloves next up April 21-22 Morning Star Staff

A crowd of 500 enjoyed a 14-bout amateur card put on by the CounterPunch Boxing Club Saturday night at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. Tony Stamboulieh of CounterPunch said 10 clubs participated with boxers from Kamloops, Peachland, Prince George, Victoria, Salmon Arm, Fernie, Lillooet, Revelstoke and Boston Bar joining Vernon fighters. “There were 14 bouts of the ‘sweet science’, including boxers from 12 years of age all the way to super heavyweights at the senior level,” said Stamboulieh. Included in the program were two female bouts, one youth junior C fight and one senior tilt. It was a great night of boxing that featured Thomas Speirs of Spruce Capital Warriors in Prince George, a 2012 senior silver light heavyweight silver medallist, who fought an exhibition bout with Vernon’s CounterPunch Emerald Gloves champion Kyle Ayotte. Another excellent exhibition was a welterweight bout between Western Canadian champion Niko Ipolito and Counterpunch’s Derrick Larson, a Golden Gloves champion and Golden Boy. Tyson Veitch of the CounterPunch Boxing Club put on a masterful display of skill, timing and power when he defeated Lincoln Pilcik of Prince George in a light heavyweight bout. “The CounterPunch Boxing Club extends thanks and appreciation to the Vernon Boxing Club for helping to set up the ring as well as Mickey Sims, president of Boxing BC, who is from Salmon Arm, for his assistance,” said Stamboulieh. “Thanks also to Revelstoke Boxing Club and Sam Lerose for transporting the ring to Vernon for this event.” CounterPunch – which is based at Breakaway Fitness behind Lordco Auto Parts by Beairsto Elementary – is holding the BC Golden Gloves Tournament, April 21-22 at the rec complex. Provincial and national champions from all over will compete. Advance tickets go on sale April 2 at Breakaway Fitness.

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CounterPunch Boxing Club’s Kyle Ayotte (left) connects a left jab against Spruce Capital Warriors boxer Thomas Speirs during an amateur card Saturday night at the Vernon Recreation Centre.

Vipers close season with goal spree KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor

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Aaron Hadley of the Vernon Vipers stretches as he battles Garrett Hendrickson of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks for a loose puck in BCHL action Saturday night at the Shaw Centre. The Vipers ambushed the ‘Backs 10-1.

No Viper hockey from mid March to mid May? It’s true, but hard to believe as Vernon ended their injury-riddled B.C. Hockey League season with a 10-1 ambushing of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks Saturday night at the Shaw Centre. The Vipers missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2000-01 season when Jason Williamson, now the team’s head coach/GM, was captain of Joe Oliver’s crew. Vernon finished fifth in the Interior Conference at 30-27-1-2. The Chilliwack Chiefs, who toppled the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-2 and stuffed the Westside Warriors 5-2 in weekend play, took the fourth and final playoff berth, eight points ahead of Vernon. “It’s very tough, especially going so far last year,” said New Yorker John Knisley, who counted 2+3 in his last game as a Viper. He missed 13 games due to injury. “Playoffs were the highlight of my season last year. They were a lot of fun, and to miss them this year is very disappointing, but it’s also a

learning experience. I think it’s going to make the guys who were new to the team this year, realize next year how hard it is to make the playoffs. It’s going to make us better as people. It’s a very good life lesson.” Knisley, who is headed to the Cornell Big Red of the NCAA next season, was happy to help stay-athome d-man Geoff Crisfield get his first snipe of the season in Salmon Arm. It was the all-important 10th Viper goal. “Zee (Mike Zalewski) and I were out there and trying to get him the puck on the powerplay and we gave him a good chance, exact same spot and he missed, and we gave it to him again, same spot, and he just potted it home, made no mistake of it. One-timer, real hard, back of the net, great goal. “He was pretty excited. I don’t think he knew what to do for his selly (celebration) when he scored, but we gave him a big cheer and the boys were pretty happy for him.” Brendan Persley scored twice for the Vipers, who held period leads of 3-0 and 8-1.

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Sports Gowie, Rennison help Dinos Morning Star Staff

Vernon’s Alex Gowie and Armstrong’s Erin Rennison will have their names engraved on the Calgary Dinos’ first-ever CIS women’s hockey championship trophy. Gowie, a freshman, sat out the final – won 5-2 by the Dinos over the

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The Vernon Under 14 A Newalta Rush are provincial ringette champions. The Rush brushed back the Kelowna Fusion 5-4 in a thrilling gold-medal final in Richmond. Maddie Powls and Kendra Ostafie pocketed two goals apiece with a single coming from Saige Woodliffe. The trio also supplied assists with two more coming from Amy Parsons. Vernon lost their 4-2 lead with six minutes remaining when Kelowna scored two quick goals but the Rush answered back with the winner with three and half minutes remaining. Coaches Val Percy, Paige Powls, and Elli Paulin are proud of the team’s success this season. “The girls and (goalie Adams) Garrett worked hard this year to improve their game with every shift, and it showed in every tournament, including provincials,” said Percy. The Newalta gang finished 3-0-1 in round-robin play and earned a bye to the finals. They opened the tournament with a 5-1 win over Fraser Valley. Ostafie pulled the hat trick, while Caleb Pope and Powls contributed singles. Katelyn Paulin, Hannah Popilchak, Shelby Connors, and Woodliffe supplied the helpers, while Adams was stellar. In Game 2, the Rush outlasted the Fusion 8-5 behind 3+2 by Ostafie. Woodliffe, Popilchak, Connors, Powls, and Pope supplied singles, while Powls supplied three helpers. Parsons counted two assists, while others came from defencemen Maddy Percy and Saylor Martian

and Popilchak. Vernon then tied Delta 3-3 on goals by Alex Drury, unassisted, and two by Ostafie, including the equalizer with five minutes left, both assisted by Powls. The Rush got 4+2 from Ostafie and 4+1 from Woodliffe in a 13-3 grounding of Surrey-White Rock. Popilchak turned the hat trick, while Powls (1+3) and Connors also supported the offence. Parsons and Paulin drew assists. The Vernon North Enderby Timber Novice Flames tied their last game of the season 7-7 against Kelowna on Sunday. Julie Francis (2), Arianna Kositsin (2), Emma Lochhead (1+2), Georgia Lannon (1+2) and Levi Knopf handled the offence in front of a superb Kaila Summerfelt. The Vernon Advertising Works Petite Thunder Cats lost 7-4 to the Westside #2 Ring Robbers and fell 10-5 to the Westside #1 Penguins. Abygayle Williamson (2+1), Madison Fox and MacKenzie Munroe scored versus the Robbers, while Williamson and Makayla Vanderzwan each had two goals and Jillian Pipke versus the Pens The Vernon Mark’s Heavy Haul Voltage defeated the Vernon Swag 5-4 to secure a showing in the TORL Cup Junior B final against Kelowna. Dayce Knopf put up her second hat-trick in as many games, while Shelby Fisher (1+3) and Taryn Smith also scored. Carly Alexander had two helpers. Tween draft Maddie Johnson was sensational in net. The TORL Cup date will be announced later.

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Sports Vipers lose nine players Continued from A26 Zalewski, a New Yorker who led the Vipers with 38 goals after ringing up a dozen as a rookie, was named team MVP Monday night. The future RPI Engineer was taking positives from a trying year. “Things didn’t go our way this year, but I think everybody grew a lot. Whether you lose your last game of the season, RBC, and come in second place or miss playoffs by a few games, it still hurts the same. You just gotta learn from it and move on.” Zalewski, who tied for 12th in league points, didn’t hire training guru Gary Roberts or anything like that in the offseason. He said getting a bigger role boosted his confidence and made it easier to chip in. “I was just trying to have a good season and just help the team out every night. I mean, I didn’t expect something like that. I didn’t set any number goals. I just wanted to play the best I could and play consistently and I hope I did that.” Kirby Halcrow finished his BCHL career, posting his 24th win as the Vipers outshot the Gorillas 51-27 before 1,450 fans. Devin Muller answered for the SilverBacks, who finished seventh at 16-35-0-9. “They were up early and kept on rolling,” said Salmon Arm head coach Colin O’Hara, who let 20-year-old Kurt Williams close out his career in net despite the onslaught. “Four-one was as close as we got. It was one of those nights where everything was going right for them.”

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Kurt Behnsen leads the start of the 35th Annual Sovereign Lake Loppet, part of the Interior series, Saturday.

Loppet times sizzle BY JULIE MELANSON For The Morning Star

David Harbocian, coach of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, raced the Sovereign Lake Loppet with coloured hair, honoring a promise to his racers for good results in last week’s midget championships. There was plenty of fun and frolics, in addition to personal records achieved, in the 35th Annual Loppet Saturday. “This is my fastest race. I did under two hours,” said Barton Pietras, from Richmond. Sherry Sandilands, a Sovereign Lake Nordic Club member, echoed Pietras’ comments. “My goal was to get under two hours once in my life, and to do five loppets once in my life, and I did, so now I can go play. “I was worried this morning when I woke up and saw nine centimetres of fresh snow,” said Sandilands. “I thought it was going to be horrible and choppy, and really horrible on the hills, but it was wet enough that it packed and it was really fast.” The freestyle loppet ‘citizens race’ format allows racers to choose between classic or skate skiing with distance options for all abilities. The bunnies, who are kids ages four to six, race the shortest distance of 2km. The next distance 4.5km includes the para-

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The North Okanagan Knights stopped the South Okanagan Jr. Coyotes 6-4 in Sunday’s Atom Development Michie Conference hockey finals at the Nicola Arena in Merritt. It was 1-1 after one period with captain Mitchell Brown scoring for the Knights, assisted by Scott Gilowski and Eli Dwyer. Kord Haller scored early in the second, assisted by Nicholas Walker

and Trevor Kennedy, but the Coyotes quickly tied it up. A late secondperiod goal by Scott Gilowski, assisted by Haller and Brown, put the Knights up by one. Dwyer scored a quick goal early in the third which was quickly answered by the Coyotes. Marlea Best buried her second of the tournament and the season, on a feed from Bryan Brew and Brett Harder to keep the two-goal Knights’ lead before the Coyotes answered.

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The Vipers, who lose nine players through graduation or U.S. scholarships, will announce soon some topend signings for next season. Meanwhile, the No. 1-ranked Penticton Vees had their winning streak halted at 42 games when they fell 5-2 to the host Prince George Spruce Kings Saturday night. Penticton, who have lost 35-goalman Connor Reilly to season-ending knee surgery, open the playoffs against Chilliwack. Prince George faces the second-place Merritt Centennials. SNAKE BITES: The Vipers got just 16 goals from their dee core, including two from affiliate players... Paul DeJersey of the Spruce Kings won the points derby with 98 and was named Interior MVP, taking the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy. The West Vancouver product collected 17 points with Salmon Arm last season...Alex Petan of the Coquitlam Express received the Coastal MVP... Mario Lucia of the Vees won the Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy as Top Rookie, while teammate Mike Reilly grabbed the Best Defenceman award...Penticton’s Fred Harbinson and Matt Erhart of the Surrey Eagles took the Joe Tennant Memorial Trophies as Coach of the Year...The Saskatchewan Huskies clipped former Viper captain David Robinson and the U of Calgary Dinos 2-1 in triple overtime, in a deciding Game 3, for their first CIS Canada West banner since 2007 and a ticket to Fredericton for the nationals...Robinson, a forward, had six assists and 50 PIM in 28 games.


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Sports Knights unbeaten Continued from A28 Kennedy scored the insurance goal, assisted by Walker, with two minutes left in the game. “We have a talented team that showed up at every game to work hard, and more importantly, they showed up at practice to work hard and were able to see the benefits of this at the end of the year,” said Knights’ head coach Don Brew, assisted by Mat Graves, Randy Zbytnuik, Dave Evans and Laurie Haller. “Every player was able to contribute points and both goalies were stellar during the playoffs.” The Knights opened the playdowns by grounding Summerland 13-4 behind 4+3 from Wes Graves and 2+2 from both Alex Gilowski and Brew. Brandon Matvenko, Best, Haller and Michael Kormany added singles, while Harder supplied three helpers. Scott Gilowski, Walker, Brown, Dwyer and Griffin Evans each earned two assists. North Okanagan then smothered the Penticton Jr. Vees 8-2 with Haller and Dwyer each producing a pair of goals. Singles came from Brown, Brew, Graves and Alex Gilowski. The Knights finished the round-robin by crushing Chase 15-4 with Walker counting 4+1 and Scott Gilowski puling the hat trick. Graves and Matvenko each netted two goals, while singles went to Kennedy, Haller, Brown and Harder. In the semifinals, Brown converted, from Alex Gilowski and Evans for the winner, as the Knights rallied to clip the Merritt Jr. Centennials 4-3. The Cents led 2-0 before Graves scored unassisted at the end of the first. Walker added another solo effort in the second to equalize. Kennedy, on a feed from Walker and Brett Zbytnuik, put the Knights ahead for the first time in the game, but the Cents quickly answered. Goaltending in all five games was shared by Caedon Bellmann and Easton Hunter. The Coca-Cola Midget Tier 2 Vipers iced the Westside Warriors 6-2 in exhibition play Saturday afternoon. The Warriors knew that the Vipers were shorthanded and playing some AP players, so they tried to intimidate the Vipers early on, but couldn’t compete where it mattered. Nik Wasylyk (AP) opened the scoring with a great finish on a beautiful rush by Matt Halvorson (1+3), who scored one of his own a few minutes later to put the Vipers up by a deuce. Scott Latwat (AP) put the Vipers up 3-0 with a couple of minutes left in the first, when the Warriors started taking some foolish penalties. Vernon head coach Rob Spraggs said one Warrior viciously ran Wasylyk from behind to get a major penalty and a game misconduct, which was followed shortly by another major penalty to the Warriors for running Vipers’ goalie Bruin Stair. Chad Thomas (2+1) capitalized late on a feed from Carson Tucker (2A) and Wyatt Warnes (2A) to make it 4-0 after the first period. “We asked them up for a friendly game, which wasn’t very friendly and I think we surprised themwith how good a hockey team we really are,” said Coke assistant coach Scott Flood. The game settled down when the Warriors came out in the second to play hockey, but they had no answer for the Vipers’ speed and precision passing. Goals by Brandon Rysen and Thomas sealed the game for the Vipers.

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They battled the best hard and ended up fourth in the province. It was sweet satisfaction for the VSS Panthers despite losing 76-40 to the Holy Cross Crusaders Saturday in the B.C. Senior AA Girls Basketball Championships bronze-medal game in Kamloops. The Crusaders entered the Sweet 16 ranked No. 3, while the Cats were No. 10. The top-ranked Brittania Bruins of Vancouver won the B.C. title with a 69-61 win over the second-rated Lambrick Park Pride of Victoria. “Holy Cross really controlled the game from the start, but there was no lack of effort from the Panthers as the girls left it all on the floor,” said Bobby Mitchell, co-coach of the Panthers alongside Lonny Mazaruk. “We are very happy for Holy Cross as they deserved the win and overcame a lot of adversity this season. Hats off to them.” Top VSS scorers were tournament all-star Quinsy Leier, with 13 points and eight rebounds, Karley Fugel, with eight points and eight boards, and Mary Rice, with seven points and five assists. “This was a remarkable run for the team during the playoffs as we played six teams in the top-12 and went 4-2,” added Mitchell. “The girls worked so hard and deserve the fourth-place finish. They really trusted us as coaches and stuck with the game-plans and played as a team. “We are extremely proud of this group. A special thanks to all the Panther alumni who came and supported us during this stretch run and also to Grade 8 coaches Dave Tetrault and Jenna Hunter who took time out on their way to and from Grade 8 provincials to support the senior team and join us on the bench for two games.” The Sa-Hali Sabres, who went in ranked No. 5, finished seventh, brushing back the Wellington Wildcats of Nanaimo 60-52. Karin Li of the Bruins was named MVP. Becky Fernanzen and Jilliane Vina represented Britannia on the all-star team,

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Dennis Wayne Loewen April 7, 1950 - March 6, 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Dennis Wayne Loewen on March 6, 2012 in Vernon, British Columbia at 61 years of age. Dennis was predeceased by his mother Ruby and stepfather Walter Wilson in 1994, and his father Jacob Loewen in 2008. Dennis leaves to mourn his loving wife Audree of 11 years, and his children and their families: son Dwayne (Marni) Loewen and children Tyler and Colton; daughter Shandis Loewen and her daughter Shawna; stepson Kurt (Jodie) Dodd and children Dante and Daphne; stepson Derek (Regina) Dodd and children Ocean, Tiden, Haven, and Salina; stepchild Tamara (Chad) White and child Austin. He will also be missed by his sister Del (Clay) Middlemiss and children Trevor, Tracey and Trent, his sister-in-law Patricia Henderson, his brother-in-law Tom McIntosh, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Dennis was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. He was a big sports fan and played hockey and fast ball for a major part of his life. He always strived to be the best he could. Dennis married Waneta in 1972 and had two children (Dwayne and Shandis). Later, he married Audree in 2001. Dennis’s job history involved a variety of jobs from driving tractor at the age of 5 on his grandpa Nitschke’s farm (and grandpa said he was better at it then grandma), to assembling farm machinery, packing groceries at Safeway, high lead logging on Vancouver Island, driving for moving companies, operating electric shovel at Bethlehem Mine, before he found his ¿nal job that he loved. He started working at Dairyland (now Agrifoods) in Abbotsford in March of 1980, until 2006. At that time, Agrifoods took over in the Okanagan and Dennis transferred and moved to Vernon (“God’s country” he would call it). Dennis and Audree bought in Lawrence Heights and made many more wonderful life long friends in “the hood”, to add to all the wonderful life long friends from the Fraser Valley. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane We’d walk right up to heaven and bring you back again No farewells spoken no time to say goodbye, You were gone before we know it and only God knows why A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Henderson’s Funeral Home (45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, BC). There will also be a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the family home (Lawrence Heights, #35 9510 Hwy 97, Vernon, BC). In lieu of Àowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dennis may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC (#4 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9, www. heartandstroke.bc.ca). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Brenda Louise Van Peteghem Brenda passed away on Monday, January 16th, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tea Room of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

Sophie Molodowich

September 17, 1917 – March 8, 2012

Sophie Molodowich passed on to eternal rest in Vernon’s Heron Grove with her eldest daughter Hilda by her side. The family wishes to thank all the caring and loving caregivers and nurses who took such good care of her. She leaves behind to mourn her passing four children Hilda, John, Percie and Tena, two grandchildren Shelly-Anne (Larry) and Robin (Sue) as well as two much loved great granddaughters Sierra and Alyssa. In Alberta she leaves one sister Johanna and her sister in law Sophie in addition to many nieces and nephews. Sophie was born in Uithuizen, Groningen, Holland and at ten years old immigrated to Canada. Her parents Henry & Hilda Wierenga along with her six siblings made the ocean voyage. In 1928 they traveled across Canada by train and settled in Neerlandia, AB, a small patch settlement 100 miles north of Edmonton. When she was 21 years old she married John Molodowich of Manitoba. They spent their first 18 years of married life in Alberta and then moved to British Columbia. They lived in Chilliwack, Prince George and McBride. Sophie lived for 40 years in McBride where she enjoyed farming, gardening flowers and making hundreds of bottles of raspberry jelly which she gave away. She loved flowers, birds and small dogs as well al her church and hospital groups and her coffee klutch through the years. No funeral by request. ~ May she rest in peace. Bye Mom. ~ Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD. Salmon Arm, BC, (250) 833-1129 EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com

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FUJINO (nee Hirose), Haruye “Helen” It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Haruye “Helen” Fujino (nee Hirose) on March 7, 2012 in Armstrong, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

YVONNE (NORMANDEAU) LABONTE Born July 8, 1933 Died March 10, 2012 Mother of four children: Disa OstromJaye, Robert Ostrom, Janine Fisher and John Fisher. Grandmother of Cori Moses and Renata Fisher. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed, and son, Robert. Yvonne is survived by 5 sisters and 3 brothers, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Prayers will be recited at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 3012 – 37 Street, Vernon, on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 P. M., and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Thursday, March 15, at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Coldstream. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Yvonne to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

BOYES, EDWARD JOHN

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden, unexpected passing of John Boyes on March 7th, 2012 at his home in Enderby, BC. John was born June 9th, 1950 at Leader, SK and moved to Vancouver in his very young years. John has been a resident of Enderby for the last 25 years and could be seen daily on the streets with his constant companion “Pete”. John was predeceased by his father Lee Boyes and is survived by his mother Joan and stepfather Bob May of Enderby, sisters Pat (Jim) of Maple Ridge, Carol (Garry) of Langley, Shelly (Vic) of Pitt Meadows, Susan (Pat) of Mission, Laurie (Len) of Kelowna and brother Jim of Creston, BC. ~ Cremation ~ No service by request. Interment will follow in Merritt cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD. Salmon Arm, BC, (250) 833-1129 EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.¿schersfuneralservices.com.


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Joyce Lorena Redgwell (nee Riches)

was born on April 12th, 1931 in Lethbridge, Alberta and passed away suddenly on March 9th, 2012 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 80 years. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dave, to whom she was married for 63 years; their ¿ve children, Brian (Lee) of Calgary, Alberta, Don (Trish) of Vernon, B.C., Gordon (Allie) of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Sharon and Lyle, both of Vernon, B.C.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrna Riches of Vernon, B.C.; numerous extended family members; dear friends; and her beloved canine companion, Tam Tam. Joyce cherished spending time with her family. She always participated and helped organize the yearly August long weekend family reunions which were held in Alberta or B.C. Joyce had an amazingly beautiful voice and she loved to sing in both church and community choirs. She was a 46 year member of the Royal Purple and a member of the Eastern Star. Joyce also loved pets, gol¿ng and camping. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Joyce’s Life which will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Ed Millin of¿ciating. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Joyce to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9.

Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

REESOR, Margaret Katherine Our beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother Margaret Reesor passed away peacefully on March 2, 2012, with her family at her side. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 67 years, Brian, her son David (Pam) of Calgary, daughter Kathy (Dave) of Vernon, sister Shirley (Ed) and brother Jim (Gail), and grandchildren Lisa, Colin (Courtney), Tarah, Brandi (Brian), and Brianne (Chris). She was predeceased by her brother Hugh, her sister-inlaw Marilyn and daughter-in-law Aenid. Margaret was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan, to Hugh and Ella Hamilton in 1924 and married Brian in 1945. They lived a rich life full of interesting experiences and many dear friends. Brian’s career took them to Alberta for many years, then to London, England, Montreal, Kingston and Ottawa, before they finally retired in Kelowna. Throughout many moves, she always managed to create a warm, welcoming home for family and friends. In Kelowna, they created a close social circle of friends for bridge, parties and golfing weekends. In her prairie days, Margaret was a lover of nature, of the dawn chorus in the spring, and of finding small nests tucked into the prairie grasses. She and Brian loved fishing in the Cypress Hills in Alberta and many great family holidays were spent together there. Their cottage during their Ottawa years was a special place for them and they had many good times there with friends, kids and grandkids and the family dog Sheba. In later years, they had holidays in Europe, Arizona and the Bahamas. Margaret loved beautiful music and good books and played the piano effortlessly. She was an avid collector of antique silver and furniture and filled our home with her finds. She was an excellent bridge player, and in her short working career, an art saleswoman who consistently broke all previous sales records. Later, she became an accomplished hostess and gourmet cook, who could make large dinner parties look easy. She always rooted for the underdog, and was a tireless volunteer, especially for the Cancer Society. She will forever be remembered lovingly by all her family. Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2021835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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FLATEKVAL, Earl Vernon “Vern” It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Earl Vernon “Vern” Flatekval on March 3, 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

Alvin B. Schaefer We regret to announce the sudden passing of Alvin Bernard Schaefer on March 10, 2012 at age 74 years. Alvin has lived on the Westside since 1987. Predeceased by stepson, Steven Ochoa. Survived by wife Penny, two stepsons, Michael (Charolette) Ochoa, Brian (Anne) Ochoa, six grandchildren. Three sisters, Margaret, Rose and Inga and brother Carl. Numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday March 15th at ll:30A.M. in St. Teresa’s Catholic Church on the Westside. Interment to follow in Komasket Cemetery. Fr. R. Hanaczewski Celebrant. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 20203402-27 Ave., Vernon, B.C., V1T 1S1 in memory of Alvin Schaefer. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Dignity Funeral Home.

TURNQUIST, Frances 1931 - 2012

Frances was born January 18, 1931 in Evergreen, Alberta and passed away on March 1st, 2012 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her three sons: Leigh Clay and his wife Marlene of Calgary, Alberta; Aubrey Clay of Vernon; Karl Turnquist and his partner Allan Shemanko of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Leasa Eckland of Kelowna and Clinton Clay of Vernon; and greatgrandson Callum Eckland of Kelowna. She was predeceased by her parents Clara Bell and Vincent James Edl; older brothers Charlie and Jimmy Edl; and ¿rst husband Everett Clay in 1959. Frances was a long time resident of Vernon. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of

Maureen Potvin

who passed away March 13, 1997 Gone are the times we used to share But in our hearts you’re always there The gates of memories will never close We miss you more than anyone knows Life goes on, we know that’s true But it’s not the same since we lost you. Forever loved and missed by Daughter Jen, Son Chris and Mom & Dad Ruthven In Loving Memory of our Dear Daughter

Tiffany Wren Larocque March 7, 1982 - March 14, 2000 We think about you daily and often feel your near. We think about the memories and the good times we shared. We think about the words we’d say but didn’t get a chance. Our hearts went with you on that sad march day. Missing you is a heartache that never goes away. You’re always in our hearts, and forever loved. Mom, dad and all your friends

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BATTRUM BATTRUM, Lewis passed away peacefully in his home in beautiful Lake Country, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Lucy (nee Daem) of nearly 55 years. Lewis is survived by his brother, Douglas of Vancouver; his sister-in-law, Annette (Gough) of Westbank; his four children: Denis (and Audrey), Deborah, Elaine (and Bruce Macdonald) and Kathryn; his six grandchildren: Roger (and Angeline), Neil, Holly, Marshall (Beaton), Dana (Beaton) and Alexandra (Macdonald); and two greatgranddaughters: Siciley and 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 may do so to a charity of choice. th

The celebration of his life will be held Sunday, March 18 , 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. This will be followed by a reception there. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com

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Lost & Found Found: Digital camera at Polson Park, March 8/2012 around 11:00am. Call to identify 250-307-7798. LOST: Older LG Cell Phone, Taupe colour. (250)545-8627 Lost: Set of truck keys, Bannister leather tag on it & metal tag with that says California. 778-475-5051.


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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 Canada’s largest independent tire dealer with over 230 Kal Tire outlets across Canada, 12 retread facilities, 2 OTR plants and 4 warehouses. Our network of service locations spans from Vancouver Island to the border of Quebec. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group currently operates 35 mining locations in Canada, and operates in 20 countries across 5 continents. 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 of¿ce. A detailed job description and list of quali¿cations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers.

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Kal Tire offers a competitive compensation and bene¿ts package, along with a company-wide pro¿t 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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And we want you to be part of our team. In 2013, Target stores will open all across Canada. And we’re looking to build a team of talented people who can deliver the kind of innovation and difference our brand is known for. There are opportunities to grow and lead in a range of sectors. Current opportunities include Store Team Leader positions. So, if you’re looking for a fun, dynamic career where goals are clear and results are always rewarded, we want to hear from you. Learn more about Target and career opportunities available. target.ca/careers.

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Help Wanted GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT F/T EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Apply in person with resume after 4:00pm to 3006-28TH Ave. Vernon

Local Vernon Paving Company looking to fill the following positions:

Paver Operator • Screedman • Class 1 Drivers April start. Fax resumes to 250.545.4599 Email to rboysltd@shaw.ca ARMSTRONG DAIRYFARM looking for Grade 11 or 12 students. Call 250-540-5990 Automotive Dismantler. Apply at Vernon Auto Wreckers 3201 45th Ave. Vernon.

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

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Growth oriented Okanagan Valley dealership requires career-minded individuals to join our team.

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You distinguish yourself from the rest with exceptional customer-service skills, meeting the needs of our customers in a professional manner. You are effective at building and maintaining your list of satisfied clients. We offer one of the highest wage and benefit plans in the automotive industry to the successful candidate who is able to consistently deliver above average results. We would like to thank all those who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

Residential Care Attendant Supporting a female adult living in the family home in Vernon. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, be a detail oriented team player, with a caring compassionate personality. Must have or be enrolled in a RCA certificate program. Hours of work will be approx. 25 hrs. per week. Email resume and covering letter to kossociety@gmail.com

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SALES PROFESSIONAL SEND RESUMES TO: ryan@cityfurniturebc.com Or Apply in person Attn. to: Ryan 5401 Anderson Way, Vernon BC V1T 9V2 info@cityfurniturebc.com or mail

Vernon Kia is looking for a motivated individual to join our team of sales professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong personality and a proven ability to make a difference. Please deliver resume, including three references, Attn: Nathan Mackintosh, to Vernon Kia, 6365 Hwy. 97, or email to sales@vernonkia.ca.

We are a company who takes pride in our work. We love our customers. If you’re someone who pays attention to detail, is clean and thorough, open to learning, has a valid driver’s licence, and service oriented, we want you to join our carpet cleaning team. Training will be provided. Please call 250.558.1993 or email your resume with “Job Opening” in the subject line to forextraquality@shaw.ca ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens

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

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 Cherry Sorters & Pickers required $10./hr & up or piece work. June 15 - August 31. Sorting at 991 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm, BC; Picking at Oyama, BC & Area. Apply with online form @ www.kalwoodfarms.com Creekside Landing currently requires a Casual Rehabilitation/Recreation Assistant who is a graduate of a Recognized Rehabilitation or Therapeutic Recreation Program. If you are interested in joining a team making a difference in the lives of seniors, please forward your resume to: Fax: 250-545-4060, email: jeff.butters@kaigo.ca Farm Laborers needed at Sidhu Orchards on Bella Vista Rd, work includes planting, pruning, thinning, picking, fruit & vegetables. March thru Oct $9.56/hr Call Sid (250)5401011 or fax: 250-545-1935

Employment Help Wanted Farm workers, Laborers & Orchard Workers needed at Bagry Bros. Orchards Ltd. 317 French Rd, Vernon, $9.56/hr. June-Oct. 250-542-2136.

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

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

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HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca Line Cook with breakfast experience. Day shift only, Please apply with resume in person to 2511 Hwy 6. Little Seedlings Daycare in Armstrong is looking for an Early Childhood Educator and or Infant Toddler Caregiver to join our team. Also looking for a responsible, energetic person to work with school aged children, Certification & First Aid required. Call Jennifer at 250-546-3600 Professional House Cleaners Year round employment. Must be bondable and have reliable vehicle. Good starting wage. Group plan. Phone Scrubbies. (250)260-1730

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

Break out of the same ol’ routine! Burn calories, enjoy the outdoors and make a bit of extra cash. Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students & adults both welcomed! ARMSTRONG RT 516 - Springview Pl & Sidney Cres Available Mar 16

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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.

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

JOURNEYMAN MOTORSPORTS TECHNICIAN REQUIRED IN KAMLOOPS We require a motorbike/ATV technician with 4+ years of experience. Great shop to work in and great staff to work with. Sundays and Mondays off. Please send resume to donrivercitycycle@shaw.ca.

Zelaney Farms is seeking a seasonal full-time employee for the 2012 Farmers’ Market season. We require an able-bodied, energetic person who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. Customer relations, people skills and retail experience would be advantageous. Position is available starting April 15th until November. Resumes can be mailed: Attention: Zelaney Farms Employment 5481 Petworth Road, Coldstream, BC V1B 3E2 info@zelaneyfarms.ca

AUTOMOTIVE SALES PROFESSIONAL HAVE YOU SOLD 500 CARS? EXPERIENCED Sales Rep needed to sell the best built, best backed, best priced vehicles on the market today. We offer up to 30% commission, monthly bonus, lucrative Business Office and accessory spiff program, car allowance, benefits package and a great team atmosphere. Send resumes to: mike@vernonhyundai.com Vernon Hyundai 4607 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 4Y6 Attn: Sales Manager Experienced only need apply.

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

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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Medical/Dental

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. North Okanagan largest full Service Used Vehicle Dealership, WALTHERS ENTERPRISES LTD is looking to fill the following positions, Temporary full time FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGER. This is for a 3 month term may lead to full time position. One(1) Full time Licensed SALES PERSON must have previous experience. Please email your interest & resume in any of these positions to: Perry Burton at sales@bcmotorproducts.ca No phone calls please 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 P/T Floor Worker. Moving, lifting furniture. Valid drivers license required. Drop off resume in person to Dodds Auction, Vernon. 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 Security Professional with TQ, 3 years experience required. Full Time. Career Wages & Bennefits package. Class 5 with drivers abstract. Relocate to Kamloops for a Career Opportunity. Fax: 250-374-2587 Seeking an ICBC Licenced Certified Driving Instructor. Must be: able to teach Class1-3 (additional asset: qualified Air Brake Assessment Officer); team oriented; patient and work well with others. Wages will be determined by experience. Please fax to 250-491-3704 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). We are excited to offer a full time seasonal position as Administrator of our cultural complex. If you are energetic, organized, enthusiastic, and can take the initiative you could be the one our Board is seeking. See www.ArmstrongSpallMuseumArt.com. Closing March 18, 2012. 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

small ads,

BIG deals!

the classifieds 250-550-7900 Medical/Dental WANTED IMMEDIATELY CDA (p/t or f/t) Please reply to Email: doctor@armstrongdentalcentre.com

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

Services

Health Products HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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

Build Your Career With us Certified Millwright & # 1 Planerman Okanagan Valley, BC Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development? We want to hear from you. Apply online today and build your career with us!

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859. PLANER/MOULDER Technician Required for Planermill in Creston BC. Please Contact: justinstorm@shaw.ca Fax: (250) 428-2366 WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax). WRANGLER wanted for Chilcotin backcountry. 250-2382375 rides@sprucelaketours.ca

Work Wanted

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 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 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get up to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok. Apply now M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca

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

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

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Fireplaces Gasfitter for hire. W.E.T.T. Inspections, gas fireplace Service. Serving you for 20 plus years. Dean 250-540-3828.

Home Improvements

*1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449

CUSTOM Ceramic Tile Murals, backsplashes, accent tiles,coasters, t-shirts & more. Penticton www.tileprinting.org

Computer Services

Computer Services

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Feed & Hay

Call 1-866-642-1867

www.tolko.com

Adam’s Painting, 30yrs exp, specializing in exteriors of Residential and Commercial buildings. (250)804-5197

542-8620

800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 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 Round bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING

Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

www.vernonanimalcare.com

BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Jack Russell X Maltese puppies, 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. Smart, Sweet, affectionate Shih Tzu cross babies, 3 females. $400.ea 250-309-1111. WOLF HYBRID Cubs reserve. now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

Poultry Brown laying hens just starting to lay.$12.00 each. Roosters available. 250-308-7972.

Merchandise for Sale

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. Kitchen range, white, excellent cond,.self clean oven. $350. 250-542-5338. WASHER, Kenmore front load, HE2 Plus, white, $550, excellent condition, (250) 804 7328

Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868

Livestock

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110 Auctions

Auctions

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

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

NEXT SALE HORSE & TACK THURS. MAR. 22 SAT. MAR 24 www.valleyauction.ca or call us at 250-546-9420 903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C.

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

Firewood/Fuel

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

VERNON Multi-Family 5701 Heritage Dr. (Kikanee Estates) Sat. Mar. 17, 9am-noon Parking along Heritage Dr. Thank you Something for Everyone See you there!!!

Garden Equipment 04 Sears Lawntractor, 20hp auto, bagger, tiller, sprayer, $1500 or sell attach’s separate. (250)307-0009

Heavy Duty Machinery

Garage Sales 2 WEEK MOVING SALE, Lots to go. patio furniture, bbq, lots of lawn mower equip, welding rods, chains, plumbing equip, dishes, mig welder, tables, etc. All must go. make me a reasonable offer. (780)217-0612 or 250-542-6668

Auctions

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

small ads, BIG

deals!

the classifieds 250-550-7900

Auctions

s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 • 6:00 P.M.

AUCTION

FURNITURE: New 3 Pc Sheriden Bedroom Set, Light Oak 5 Pc Bedroom Set, Queen Size Box & Matt, Oak Table w/Leaf & 6 Chairs, Modern Metal & Glass Table w/4 Chairs, Section Couch, 2 Love Seat Hide-a-Beds, 4 Table & Chair Sets, Computer Cabinet, Desks, Coffee & End Tables, Deacons Bench, Buffet/Hutch, Office Chairs & More. New Giftware, New in Box Gordon Ramsay “Maze” Royal Doulton Cookware Set, Inuit Art, McClary Pot Belly Stove & More. APPLIANCES: LG Premium Digital Stainless Side-by-Side Fridge, 3 Danby Window Mount A/C Units, LG Fridge, 1 Kenmore Fridge, 1 Roper Apt Size Fridge, 1950’s Frigidaire Stove, Black & Stainless Kenmore Stove, Deep Freeze’s, Danby Bar Fridge, LG Stainless Stove, TV’s & DVD Players & More. 2 Quads, Roping Saddle, Inuit Art, Shimano 18 Speed Bike, Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay New Cookware Set

TOOLS & MISC: Craftsman 6 HP Gas Mower, Delta 1.5 HP 12 Gallon Compressor, Pressure Washers, Cordless Drill Sets, Socket Sets, Wrenches, Ceiling Tile, Truck Camper, Windows, Tires, New Push Mowers (Manual), Clamps, Fish Hunter Inflatable Boat & More. ***UPCOMING RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION*** Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:00am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon

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

DODDS AUCTION

250-545-3259

AND COLLECTIBLE

AUCTION SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH View and browse the catalogue on-line Antique Imports will be selling, by Public Auction, the contents of several local Estates. Partial List Includes: c1800 carved oak Dutch Dowry chest, Mid-Victorian Rosewood three drawer chest, dazzling 14kt white gold 1.12ct Diamond Solitaire ring (appraised at $15,537.00), detailed early Canadiana oak mirror back side-by-side, Victorian Oak Barley Twist drop leaf table, signed Remington bronze figurines “Buffalo Signal” and “Rattle Snake”, Retro Casino vending machine “The Four Some”, signed original Allen Sapp “Gramma Scraping a Hide” painting, large assortment of collectibles, boxed lots and so much more…. Viewings to be held in our Vernon Showrooms.

VIEWINGS: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 AM ‘til sale time Sunday SALE TIME: 1:00 PM Sunday, March 18th Check out our website www.antiqueimports.ca

ANTIQUE IMPORTS CHARTERED MEMBERS: B.C. AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS: CERTIFIED PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISERS GUILD OF CANADA

3021 - 29TH AVE., VERNON 250-542-9119


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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION

Nu-Look Homeworks Registered Builder • 25 Years Exp. Full Home Warranty Protection

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

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

Insured * References * Guaranteed

Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435

Call Robert

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

Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 • mark.u@shaw.ca

HERE! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

250-550-7900 ELECTRICAL ADAIR ELECTRIC LTD.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

250 550 7900 250-550-7900

WHITESTONE

• RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN • PAINTING

TOM: 308-8778 T

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

Morgan@547-6646

550-4535

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

RES & COMM • VERNON & AREA

PAINTING

MOVING

250.306.2679

CLEANING Meridian Commercial Cleaning OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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

250-938-1837

Email: mazerjan@hotmail.com

3D

Cleaning Services

* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Tannis 250-558-8552 tannismorrison@gmail.com

CONSTRUCTION

Mark Higgs 250.863.4957 mark_higgs@hotmail.com Additions | Renovations | General Contracting

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE

Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener NO JOB TOO Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care SMALL * Residential * Commercial * Strata mazerjan@hotmail.com SPRING CLEANUP & PRUNING NOW Call or email jan for Free Estimate 250-550-5386

vernonfinegardening.com COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL

ALLSWELL

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR 549-0115

Rainbow City Painters SPECIALIZING IN EXTERIOR FINISHES

Delivery

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

CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION

HARDI - BOARD - STUCCO - CEDAR - VINYL - DECKS & FENCES

All work guaranteed • Free Estimates Serving Vernon since 1990 Get my quote and compare

Tazz’s Concrete

250-542-1347

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

BUSINESS DIRECTORY QUESTIONS?

250-550-7900

FREE ESTIMATES 250-540-6000 RANDY

Clean up • Maintenance • Seasonal Contracts

Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service

“All Your Concrete Needs” - Foundations - Concrete Floors - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Sidewalks/Curbs - Suspended Slabs

Concrete

Residential & Construction Vernon, Armstrong & Surrounding Areas Deron Sanderson

RESIDENTIAL

LANDSCAPING

250-558-5342 • 250-550-9405

“EXTERIOR’S ONLY”

Brighter Outlook

M.K. HIGGS

LICENSED AND INSURED

Honest Renovations

FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

window cleaning

250.308.6230

TIM 250-307-8772

Licensed Insured WCB • Seniors Discount

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

WINDOW CLEANING

BADA BATHROOMS.COM

CONTACT

RENOS, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL

BOB ADAIR 250-275-4780

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

QUESTIONS?

Supplier & Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience

AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS

QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.

250-309-4802

Mark of Excellence

HANDYMAN HANDS

You Belong

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

Construction

250-309-9110 New Home Construction Complete Renovations

A-Z Renovations

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

OK Landing Lawn & Garden COMMERCIAL | RESIDENTIAL | STRATA

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

Call Jake BUS. 250-503-1270 | CELL. 250-351-5478

WINDOWS & DOORS Windows, Doors & now...

KITCHEN CABINETS!! (250) 542-1294

CARPET CLEANING Steam Clean Cleaning ing

www.pro-painters.ca

250-938-9082

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

Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268

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

ALLSWELL RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

by Norelco

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

“The Ultimate in Carpet Cleaning” * Commercial * Residential * Automative

Call Clayte: 250-503-7701

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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DECKS & PATIOS

DRYWALL DAVIES DRYWALL

Jed - (250) 306-7704

Spring Savings! 12 yrs Experience Like us on Facebook

Tel: 250-306-5434

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

STORE CLOSING 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.

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. Chandelier ceiling ďŹ xture $30. (250)545-6783

FREE

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

250-351-9666 • 250-938-4174

TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!�

BLUE TARPS

10X8 weave (Medium Duty)

STARTING AT

2.49

$

WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)

STARTING AT

3.59

$

BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)

STARTING AT

5.19

$

FOAM SHOP MATTRESS REPLACEMENTS SINGLE TO KING SIZE

2� TO 6� THICK - CUSTOM CUT OR CUSTOM ORDER MEMORY FOAM TOPPER PADS - 3LB & 5LB DENSITY SINGLE TO KING SIZE - 2� & 3� THICK

CUSHION REPLACEMENTS TORN OR TATTERED? SOFAS, CHAIRS, OTTOMANS, SNOWMOBILES SEATS, TRACTORS

YOU NEED IT - WE WILL CUT IT!

CAMPING FOAM, MEDICAL WEDGES & BOLSTERS, PILLOWS

“ A CUT ABOVE THE REST� FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Call Ray Telephone: 250-542-0615

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

Misc. for Sale

www.surplusherbys.com

3325 31ST AVE., VERNON 250-545-9820 • OUT OF TOWN CALL 1-800-663-2887

Hot Water Tanks

Renovations & Repairs

Ph: 307-0387

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

For fast, friendly service call Barry

- 250-558-7363 | 250-542-6754 - -

CABINETRY

ACCOUNTING

D

NEWMAN

25 + years Experience

www.tcr-enterprises.com

KALAMALKA ACCOUNTING SERVICES

PLUMBING

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

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

FLOORING Hardwood and Tile

CARWAY STUCCO

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

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

Dixon Flooring

STUCCO

Free Estimates

Misc. for Sale

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�

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.

NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 PaciďŹ c Hot tub 640S, 4-6 person, approx 12yrs old, works great, new cover, digital thermometer, 2 speeds. $2775 obo call (250)558-5800 PEROGIES homemade, ďŹ nger pinched, potato & cheddar, homemade Cabbage Rolls, Homemade Grape Juice, no preservatives, no sugar. 250545-3667 QUEEN size Simmons Beauty Rest Box & Mattress, Excellence Series non-ip pillowtop. $250, King also available, can deliver. 250-215-8309 Sofa & Chair, oak coffee/end tables, Dinette set, 2 twin beds, & Misc items, 545-3532 STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca. TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 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

Houses For Sale

RM

INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE Specializing in Small Businesses

250-545-8294

250-547-0267

Misc. for Sale

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

Sporting Goods 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

Tools SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

Houses For Sale

$

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

250-558-4795

ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!

EASTHILL

250-549-2770 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

Newer 4-bdrm home w/suite

$

399,000

Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building.

2602 24th Street

250-558-1483

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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.

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1 & 2 bedroom suites, $650. & $800/mo, both recently redecorated in modern colours, & have monster storage rooms in suite, both are pet & kid friendly, in secure downtown building. 1 Bdrm + Den, in suite laundry, f/s, recently renovated, tile & laminate flooring. Pet and kid friendly. Asking $750/mo. Please call Jo for any of the above@ 250540-7961. Thanks! 1bdrm, East Hill available immediately hardwood flrs, n/s n/p. On site laundry, heat incl. 250-260-5870 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 Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500 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

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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 1bdrm Armstrong condo, clean, new reno, $590/mo. 250-548-3378, 250-870-3378

RENT INCENTIVE RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm - 38th Street & 27th Avenue; N/P; N/S; Adults; 250-275-8066 CLEAN 2 bdm 1 bath tiles hardwood new tub covered parking. Suit quiet person $150,000 or $700/month kalinski@telus.net 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

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm+den in-suite laundry, n/s, family oriented buildg, prkg, storage, no-dogs, newly painted, av/now $800+hydro 547-6060 2BDRM suite in 4plex, level entry, newly reno’d, close to Multiplex. W/D, F/S, N/S, N/P. Avail.March 1 $900/mo. +util. 250-545-4461 250-503-7296 2BD, yard, laundry in unit, quiet, south vernon, pets allowed, $750 view at www.arttales.ca @ phone 250-306-0959 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. Coldstream 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, suits 2, Rent neg, Avail April 1, walk distance to beach & schools (250) 503-1324 Mission Hill, 2 bdrm lower $800. May 1st; 2 bdrm upper. $900/mo. Avail now. UTIL INCL. N/S, N/P, W/D. Call 250-306-6996 New Reno bright & clean- A must see! Small pets allowed. 2bdrm near dwntwn, $800/mo+hydro 250-306-9385

Homes for Rent 1*, 4 bed superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski chalet. April 1 to Oct 31, $1290. pm ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1*, 5 BED superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski Chalet. April 1 to Oct 31 $2200 pm ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1 a 3-bdrm, rural, Avail Immed, Commonage area. Rent Negotiable 250-542-0060 1a Spacious 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, clean, centrally located, rent negotiable, 250-542-0060 1-bdrm, 1-bath, 1/2 Duplex, across Street from Ok Lake, $600. Apr 1, (250)309-1171 1 bdrm home,Vernon, pleasant location, large workshop & garden no pets. $850. Avail now.250-542-9154. 2-bdrm, 1-bath Duplex, one unit c/w 2 car garage, w/d, f/s, d/w, hot tub $850. one unit c/w covered parking & shed, w/d, f/s, $750, n/s, n/p, Ready Apr 1, (780)217-0612, 542-6668 2 bedroom house MARA, $850./mo includes utilities, 1-(250)838-6630

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• 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. 2Bdrm Rancher. Killiney Beach, Fintry area, lrg Lake view Lot, $950. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. 604-596-5645. 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, 2bath, BX area, main floor, $1100.incl utilities. avail. May 1st., NS. (778)475-4775 3bdrm 2 bath, den, Lower East Hill f/s, f/p, a/c, n/s, n/p suits couple, R/R & credit check $1200. 250-545-7466 3bdrm 4-plex, close to downtown, f/s, full basement, Avail now $900 (250)260-8454 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 $950. (250)550-5550 FALKLAND. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with big yard. Available April 1st. $1100 plus utilities. (250) 3069025

Large 4bdrm, 2.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1495+util avail. immed, 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443, Large country main, on 3 acres, between Hillview and V.S.S. schools, 2 bdrm, f/p, balcony, large carport, garage, all uitl & appl., incl., $1450. 250-549-3535. Older 2-bdrm house, on acreage, close to town, avail Now, $900 (250)275-3137 Rare Opportunity, newer close to Walmart. 3-bdrm, 2.5bath,den, April 1.$1450. incl util.(250)558-7814 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

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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 Close to Fulton/Ellison school, big 2bdrm, daylight, 5appl, $900 + 40% utils, ns/np Avail Immediately 250-542-1155 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 WINFIELD spac 3 bdrm gas f/p ldry beautiful country setting lakeview. NS/NP, school bus rte $1070. 250-766-0499

3bdrm townhouse 1.5-bath, walking distance to town, $800/mo. 250-558-5053.

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, 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 BR, COLDSTREAM, VIEW, SEP entry, patio. F/S, D/W, W/D, TV, utils. Quiet, single, NS/NP, Refs $750 250-306-3591

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. $750mth and shared util., R.R. 250-275-3194. 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, 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

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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 Downtown, N/P, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $750/mo (250)260-3196 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 1bdrm suite, new carpet, reno’d kitchen, w/d, f/s, secure parking, n/s, n/p, $750/mo (250)545-8101 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. 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. One of a kind bachelor suite, clean, bright, private, util incl., n/s, n/p, $650. 250-545-8116.

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Absolutely Gorgeous! Brand New Large Bedroom + Den $1,050/month 250-542-5659

1a Spacious 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, clean, centrally located, rent negotiable, 250-542-0060 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

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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 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 1991 Plymoutn Acclaim 4-cyl, economical, well maint, good cond. $1500. 250-542-0650 1996 Cavalier, 4dr, auto, only 122kms,runs &looks like new, $1850.obo.250-558-3820. 2003 Corolla Sport, auto, loaded, winter/summer tires on rims.237k$5000.obo.558-1461

Cars - Sports & Imports 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

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

Off Road Vehicles 2007 Honda Rubicon Quad 500cc only 1600 km, 1 owner, c/w winch, windshield, hand grip warmers, front and rear storage Containers, GPS, $6900. Call Geno H- 250-5031080, W- 250-545-0531

Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Snowmobiles 2009 Polaris Dragon. 155” track. Excellent condition. Must go. $6,500 OBO. 250306-1149

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Bikini Babe Brooke, 22, Island Barbie Tia, 23, slim busty Julia 26, 250-938-7154

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

Trucks & Vans 1998 Mazda Minivan, 6auto, rear wheel, new timing belt & tires, $2800 (250)542-6695 2003 Windstar Sport, $2500 obo 1994 Chrysler LHS, luxurious, $2000obo 250-306-5539

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KIMBERLY KATHLEEN DICKSON, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix at 7330 Horne Street, Mission, BC V2V 3Y6, on or before the 13th day of April, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Executrix Sharon Louise Linklater

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of UGO DANTE TODESCO formerly of 26 Byers Road Cherryville, British Columbia V0E 2G1, Deceased, who died on September 21, 2011, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, on or before April 16, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Attn: Silvano Todesco-Executor c/o LESPERANCE MENDES LAWYERS 410-900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4

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any of my constituents have e-mailed their concerns over the many cases of foreigners abusing our immigration system and the costs to taxpayers. Minister Jason Kenney, of Citizenship and Immigration, is taking action to correct and streamline the immigration rules. The minister stated: “We are a generous nation but we have no tolerance or patience Colin Mayes for people who don’t play by the rules and who lie or cheat to become a Canadian citizen.” I agree. About 6,500 people have been deported for using false documents or fraud to get into Canada. Taxpayers have borne the cost of $170 million in bogus refugee claims

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from the EU alone. Our asylum system is broken. It can take four and a half years to remove a bogus asylum claimant from Canada. That is one of the reasons we are now receiving thousands and thousands of fake claims coming from democratic countries like those in the European Union. Our government has now introduced a Bill called “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act” where claims from ‘safe’ democratic countries would be processed within 45 days instead of the current 1,000 days. It would also block claimants from so-called ‘safe’ countries from appealing a negative decision to the new Refugee Appeal Division and it would eliminate a provision that called for a committee of experts to decide which countries would be placed on the safe list. Under this Bill, claimants would no longer be able to apply to stay in

Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds so long as their refugee claim is pending. The longer a refugee applicant remains in Canada before a decision is made, the less likely bogus applicants are expelled because there are presently nine levels of appeal. So, by the time applicants have exhausted all those avenues (as long as five years), they have homes, children, developed friendships, and, have become part of their community. This can make it hard for the system to send them home. In this legislation, once one is denied, they will have little or no right to appeal. Legitimate refugees have the opportunity to come to this country, begin a new life, bring up their family and become Canadians in the best country in the world in which to settle. However, when we have countries where individuals are making

bogus refugee claims to the point where 95 per cent of the claims are bogus, that is not a system that works. We have the most generous and fair refugee system in the world. It is essential to maintain that system and take the measures necessary to put an end to the abuse of that system. Canadians expect us to act to defend the fairness and integrity of our immigration system. We will provide protection for real refugees within two months, instead of two years under the current system. We will address the wave of false claims for asylum from democratic countries. Our government inherited an immigration system that had a back log of 800,000 applications and was open to abuse. We will take the appropriate action to fix it. Colin Mayes is Member of Parliament for the Okanagan-Shuswap.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

FACT

The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 0% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $196/$236 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $90/$109 with a down payment of $2,400/$2,500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $14,099/$16,999. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$250, customer cash of $500, and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes are payable on the full amount of the purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ** From Feb. 1, 2012 to Apr. 2 , 2012, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2012 Fiesta (excluding S) and Focus (excluding S) models for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $20,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 72 months, monthly payment is $277.78, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $20,000.Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ±Lease a new 2012 Fiesta SE sedan with manual transmission/2012 Focus SE sedan with manual transmission and get 0% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $17,599/$20,599 at 0% LAPR for up to 48 months with $2,700/$2,100 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $155/$199, total lease obligation is $10,140/$11,652 and optional buyout is $6,336/$7,828. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$250 and customer cash of $500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,600 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 64,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. † From Feb. 1, 2012 to Apr. 2, 2012, receive $250/$500/$750/ $1,000/$1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/$3,000/$3,250/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/$5,000/ $5,500/$6,000/ $6,500/$7,000/ $7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Focus (excluding S)/2012 Flex SE, E-Series/2012 Explorer (excluding Base)/2012 Taurus SE, Escape I4 Manual, Transit Connect (excluding Electric)/2011 Fiesta S, Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab/2012 Mustang Value Leader/ 2012 [Fusion S, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs], 2011 [Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader] /2012 [Flex (excluding SE)], 2011 [Fusion S]/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S)/2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader)/ 2012 [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Expedition], 2011 [F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs]/ 2012 Mustang GT/ 2012 [Fusion (excluding S), Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual)], 2011 [Taurus (excluding SE)]/2012 [Escape V6, F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)], 2011 [Fusion (Excluding S), Ranger Super Cab (excluding XL)]/2011 Expedition/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L /2012 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L, F-250 to F-450 diesel engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)], 2011 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L and 3.7L engines]/2012 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L], 2011 [F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Offer valid from February 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 (the “Program Period”). Receive a maximum of [$500]/ [$1000] worth of selected Ford custom accessories, factory installed options, or Customer Cash with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Ford [Fiesta, Focus, Escape]/[Fusion, Mustang (excluding GT 500), Taurus, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, E-Series, Transit Connect] (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) during the Program Period (the “Offer”). Offer must be applied to the Eligible Vehicle. The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered or factory ordered during the Program Period. Taxes payable on the total price of the Eligible Vehicle (including accessories and factory options), before the Offer value is deducted. This Offer is subject to vehicle, accessory, and factory installed option availability. Only one (1) Offer may be applied toward the purchase or lease of each Eligible Vehicle. This Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This Offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances, the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP), or the A/X/Z/D/F Plan Program. Some conditions apply. Offer available to residents of Canada only. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [6.9L/100km (41MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (55MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. 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The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce is going Hollywood. For one night, anyway. The chamber will feature a Hollywood theme for its annual Business Awards and Gala, set for Saturday, April 21, where the eight category winners will be announced. The awards and gala celebrates the achievements in the business community with finalists in each category selected from a wide group of nominations. Nominated businesses must be operating in the Armstrong and Spallumcheen area and have a business license where required. Membership in the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber is not mandatory for nomination. “It is important for us to encourage and recognize people for their business successes and innovations,” said Sandra Starke, of

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Offer(s) available on all new 2011/2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 2, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, applicable taxes, down payment and PPSA. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. Certain restrictions may apply. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Financing example based on 2012 Kia Optima (OP742C) with a selling price of $25,872 financed at 0% APR for 36 months. Monthly payments equal $718 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $25,872. Delivery and destination fees ($1,455), AMVIC fee and tire recycling fee of $22 (where applicable) are included. A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), license, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, dealer administration fees of up to $699 and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. “Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. 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A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), licence, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. ‡Loan savings for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,000 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan savings varies by model and trim. &Customers who purchase or lease a new, in-stock, eligible 2011/2012 Kia Forte Tech+, Forte5 Tech+ or Forte Koup Tech+ between March 1, 2012 and April 2, 2012 receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 - WIFI 32GB; (approx. retail value $499.99); this offer does not apply to purchases/leases of vehicle models, including the Forte, Forte5 and Forte Koup, that are not associated with the Tech+ package. The Samsung tablet has no cash value and may not be refunded or substituted. Samsung tablets will be shipped to customers within approximately 6 weeks of delivery of their vehicle. While supplies last. Some conditions apply. 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Chamber puts business award winners in spotlight event will be available beginning Monday with the deadline for nominations April 6. For more information, e-mail staff@ aschamber.com or go to www.aschamber. com. The evening is hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Askew’s, 107.5 KISS FM, Nor-Val Event Rentals and The Morning Star.


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2011 GMC ACADIA SLT

3.6L V6, 18" aluminum wheels, XM radio, P/W, P/L, keyless entry, remote start, cruise, A/C

V6, XM radio, A/C, leather heated seats, P/W, P/L, Bluetooth, keyless entry, remote start, cruise

SAVE $12,482

2011 BUICK REGAL CXL

MSRP $34,935

11-163

Leather heated seats, 2.4L 6 spd auto, 18" aluminum wheels, Onstar, Bluetooth capabilities, CD/MP3 player, XM radio, all power equipment.

FINAL $

Clearance Price!

2011 GMC SIERRA 1/2 TON EXT CAB 4X4 6.2L V8, alloys, XM radio, boxliner, CD player, cruise, keyless entry, Onstar, P/L, P/W, remote start, sunroof, tilt, tow pkg, running boards

22,453

22,490

2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

Loaded with power seats, remote start, sunroof, traction control, Onstar, rear spoiler, Bluetooth, Bose performance 8 speaker system, XM radio, CD/MP3 player, all power options.

FINAL $

Clearance Price!

26,891

• Manufacturer’s warranty • 150 + point inspections • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 24-hour roadside assistance 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1/2 TON REG CAB 4X4 5.3L V8, A/C, alloys, bench seat, boxliner, CD player, cruise, keyless entry, Onstar, P/B, P/W, P/L, remote start, tilt, tow pkg

2011 CADILLAC SRX V6, remote start, luxury collection, chrome roof rails, ultraview sunroof, rain sense wipers, rearview camera

WAS $36,995

Stk# P11-597

Stk# 12-031A

Stk# P11-890

WAS $39,995

SAVE $6,889

MSRP $33,780

11-475

Stk# A11-871

Stk# A11-856

WAS $39,995 $39 995

Clearance Price!

11-637

CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES 2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

MSRP $28,320

11-485

WAS $31,995 $31 995

WAS W $48,995 $$48 995

36,599 $35,830 $36,100 $28,350 $42,500

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Vernon Morning Star, March 14, 2012