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Judge to render verdict in Ashton trial ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
Deborah Louise Ashton finds out her fate this morning. Ashton, 47, the former Vernon teacher and vice-principal facing five counts in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a former student between 2002 and 2004, will hear Judge Alison Beames’ decision at 10 a.m. in Vernon Supreme Court. A jury in Ashton’s first trial could not reach a verdict on three counts over two days of deliberation in February 2011. Beames told court Tuesday, after proceedings wrapped up at 3 p.m., she would take the evening to reach a verdict and deliver it this morning. The final day of the 11-day trial, held over
the course of three-plus weeks, saw lawyers “This was a young boy who probably had for both sides give their closing submis- a crush on her, as did some of the other boys sions. we’ve heard testimony from,” said La Liberte. Ashton is accused of having a “This was a woman who gave these sexual relationship with one of boys everything. her former Grade 7 students at the “She gave every kid on the basVernon elementary school she was ketball team gifts. Does this corteaching and was vice-principal at, roborate sexual activity took place? and that the relationship carried No, no, no.” on after the student left to attend a Saying the onus is always on Vernon secondary school. the Crown to prove guilt beyond a With more than a dozen supreasonable doubt, La Liberte said porters for both sides in the gal- Deborah Ashton to Beames during his 80-minute lery, people who have sat through closing argument the alleged vicmost of the second trial since day tim’s evidence is “so fraught with one, Ashton’s lawyer, Terry La Liberte, start- inconsistencies that one can’t rely upon it. ed the final day Tuesday by saying the alleged “My theory is he got caught up in a lie to victim was “stuck in a lie.” his buddies about having sex with his teach-
er and could not resolve it,” said La Liberte. “He painted himself into a corner.” La Liberte told Beames the alleged victim can’t remember details about having sex in Ashton’s suburban, can’t remember seeing a prominent tattoo around Ashton’s navel and also took aim at testimony given by the alleged victim’s brother and three friends, and Ashton’s ex-husband. While acknowledging that the alleged victim did have problems with memory recall of certain events, Crown counsel Neil Flanagan said the focus of the trial is the “sexual things that began to occur between Ashton and the alleged victim in the spring of the student’s Grade 7 year.”
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News Komasket takes a break this summer KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
The popular Komasket Music Festival will not be held this year due to a personal loss sustained by its artistic directors. Festival co-founders Devaki and Thomas Thomas, who are now based in London, U.K., said the decision to postpone the 11th annual festival came after much soul searching. â€œAs many of you know in December 2011 we experienced the tragic loss of our brother and fellow musician (Kunja Chatterton), which has deeply impacted our lives and requires time to heal and rejuvenate,â€? said Devaki. The Vernon festival has traditionally been held in Komasket Park on the Okanagan Indian Reserve, on the west side of Okanagan Lake, every August long weekend the past 10 years. â€œThe last 10 years of presenting the Komasket Music Festival have been the most rewarding and
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The 2011 Komasket Music Festival drew a large and enthusiastic crowd. This yearâ€™s event has been cancelled. challenging experience of our lives and we offer deep gratitude to all the musicians, volunteers, vendors, supporters, sponsors and audiences who helped make this beautiful community gathering possible,â€? said Devaki.
While the Thomasâ€™ and the KMF board of directors say the festival has been a successful venture on many levels, they are hoping this year off will give them needed time to plan and structure the continuing of the KMF to see a bright and
long future with greater financial stability and sustainability. Although the festival has not had any specific financial challenges, the cuts to arts funding in B.C. has had an effect on many festivals and especially the smaller
ones, said Devaki. â€œWe do not earn revenue from alcohol sales so grants and sponsorships are very needed,â€? she said. The Komasket board is setting its sights on returning the August long weekend in 2013. In the meantime, the festival is planning more fundraising dances to he held in Vernon throughout the year. â€œWe know that, like us, many of you have come to look forward to the KMF as the highlight of your year and a chance to reconnect with family and friends and we will all deeply feel its absence this summer,â€? said Devaki. â€œWe hope you keep a warm place in your hearts for the KMF and keep the spirit of unity and magic alive until we meet again in 2013 refreshed, recharged and rejuvenated and ready to keep the KMF fire burning brighter than ever.â€? Those who bought passes for the 2012 festival can contact the Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469 for a full refund.
Foster blasts colleagueâ€™s defection from Liberals RICHARD ROLKE
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Testimony a ‘wicked, ruinous lie’ Continued from A1 An alleged physical relationship developed after Ashton started taking the boy and his friends out for food, to movies or for shopping. Flanagan suggested that holding hands at a theatre between the pair led to a “tearful admission that Ashton was falling for the student,” and that led to kissing, to sexual touching, to oral sex and to intercourse. It was the alleged victim’s evidence about a conversation between him and Ashton at a metal box on the school grounds where Ashton is alleged to have tearfully told the boy, “I
have feelings for you, I’m falling for you, I know it’s wrong but I can’t help it.” And it was after that conversation that the pair went to a lookout and kissed for the first time, said the alleged victim, who was on the stand for three days of the trial. “His evidence of what occurs at that metal box has a clear ring of truth,” said Flanagan to Beames. “It’s how the evidence strikes you that matters, and through the course of a long trial, you hear evidence that’s tedious and you hear evidence where instantly you know it’s true. You’re
certain of that.” Flanagan scoffed at La Liberte’s assertion that the alleged victim was simply “saving face” with his changing testimony about event details over the course of the trial, and that a majority of his evidence had a “clear ring of truth.” “Does a faulty memory, or inconsistencies, suggest a carelessness with the truth?” asked Flanagan. “In this case it clearly does not.
“My friend is suggesting that this young man is telling a wicked, monstrous, ruinous lie.” Flanagan offered up two theories as to why a relationship started between the alleged victim and the accused. “Deborah Ashton thought she was in love with the alleged victim and professed that to him at the metal box, against her better judgment,” said Flanagan. “And, under the
cover of friendship with the boy’s family, she entered into a relationship with him for her own sexual purposes.” Flanagan said it was significant to note that the boy and his friends all described Ashton on the stand as “a friend,” and, for some, Ashton was the “first girl they had spent any time with.” For the verdict, please visit www.vernonmorningstar.com
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A Vernon RCMP officer suffered minor injuries after being hit by a door while pursuing a suspect. The officer was doing routine patrols at about 1 a.m. Sunday when he noticed a group of men outside a building in the 3300 block of 35th Avenue. “When the males saw the police, they began to walk away in different directions,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. One of the men began to walk north in the middle of the road on 34th Street, and police noticed he was talking to himself and “acting irrational.” “Our officers pulled next to him and asked him to come to the vehicle,” said Molendyk. “The subject did not answer but ran away from the police vehicle.” The suspect ran to the upstairs of a residence in the 3300 block of 35th Avenue, and when an officer approached him, he slammed an outside door into the officer. The 31-year-old suspect, was arrested for assault. He was slated to appear in court Monday. The officer suffered minor injuries to his arm.
Fishermen rescued JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
Two fishermen managed to reel themselves into a chilly situation Saturday. A pair of Vernon men were in a small fishing boat on Okanagan Lake when they became trapped in the ice near Newport Beach, off Westside Road. Vernon Search and Rescue was called out to assist the fishermen at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday. “It was very unusual,” said Leigh Pearson, search manager, who has never attended such a call of ice entrapment. Sitting about half-a-kilometre from shore, the fishermen could not escape the ice, which moved in and trapped them in the late afternoon. “There was probably 50 or 60 feet of water surrounding the ice,” said Pearson. The 24- and 18-year-old fishermen were assisted by two people in a canoe until the 25 search and rescue members arrived on scene. Then, dressed in cold-water protective gear, two members walked out on the ice and retrieved the fishermen and brought them to shore by 9 p.m. Aside from being a little chilly, the fishermen were OK and were not hypothermic.
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Coldstream still taking flack for building bylaw JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff
Despite being scaled back, controversy continues to swarm a bylaw affecting Coldstream homeowners wanting to renovate. District politicians adopted changes to the
subdivision and development servicing bylaw Monday night. The new bylaw restricts the potential for Coldstream to require off-site works on homes seeking a building permit – something the district
was previously blasted for. “Council listened and council did agree with (resident concerns),” said Maria Besso, acting mayor. “So we have been working on it...to come up with something that is more
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fair. This is an improvement on the (previous) bylaw.” The new bylaw identifies a list of 15 roads where homes in those areas could be on the hook for up to $2,500 in drainage improvements. Projects valued at less than $50,000 are exempt and the project would have to have an impact on the need for drainage improvements. While it is seen as an improvement, some residents still maintain that is not fair practice. “You have no authority to inflict tax on any resident simply because they apply for a building permit,” said Kidston Road resident David Paterson, calling the bylaw unlawful. Local resident and owner of Keith Construction, Ken Dahlen, agrees and asks: “What’s next?”
“This is an improvement on the bylaw.” — Maria Besso Such decisions are frustrating homeowners and contractors, said Dahlen who claims to have lost $1 million in contracts in the past year at permit issuance, not just in Coldstream, but Vernon and the Regional District of North Okanagan. He suggests that instead of putting drainage issues on the backs of 15 roads, council needs to budget for the infrastructure improvements. Using the last year’s building permit figures, Paterson points out that to continue in the direction council has taken it could
take 80 years to fix the community’s drainage problems. The roads and necessary upgrades identified in Coldstream’s new bylaw are: ■ Buchanan Road ditch realignment/culverting ■ Cottonwood Lane - infiltration chambers ■ Fairmont Place - ditching north side/ infiltration chambers ■ Howe Drive (north of Kalamalka Road) - ditching/infiltration chambers ■ Kalavista Drive infiltration chambers ■ Ponderosa Way - ditching/infiltration chambers
■ Rendell Drive infiltration chambers ■ Rockland Drive ditching on north side/ catch basin at curb/ infiltration chambers ■ Scenic Drive catch basins/infiltration chambers on north side ■ Springfield Road (9900 block) - infiltration chambers ■ Tebo Drive - infiltration chambers ■ Torrent Drive infiltration chambers ■ Upland Drive culverting/storm sewer ■ Westkal Road infiltration chambers/ drainage easements ■ Kidston Road ditching/culverting Notices will be going out to the affected homeowners to alert them of the changes. District staff is also bringing back a policy to clearly lay out the applications of the bylaw.
More details sought on meters RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
There was considerable static among Vernon politicians
Monday as they debated smart meters. Coun. Bob Spiers wanted the city to urge B.C. Hydro to allow households to opt out of the installation of remote monitoring devices but most of his colleagues want to hear from the corporation first. “We as a council need to educate ourselves and to do that, we need to hear from the other side,” said Coun. Brian Quiring referring to a March 12 delegation from Citizens for Safe Technology which called for smart meters to be banned in Vernon. A presentation from Hydro was also supported by Coun. Patrick Nicol. “I’m hopeful that some change may take place (in company policy) if we follow through
“We need to educate ourselves.” — Brian Quiring the process,” he said. “We need to keep the dialogue open with the people you want change from.” While some members from Citizens for Safe Technology wanted a council decision Monday, Nicol told them that the city must follow a balanced approach. “We just don’t listen to one side, jump in and go for it,” he said. Spiers says council could have still met with Hydro to discuss a possible ban but council was within its rights to ask for an opt-out clause for metres.
“Our citizens should have a right to refuse these things,” he said of concerns the remote devices could possibly create health concerns and invade privacy. “We don’t have to accept cell phones. I can throw microwaves out. It’s a matter of choice.” Spiers was backed by Coun. Juliette Cunningham. “We were asked by our citizens to deal with it,” she said of the issue. Besides B.C. Hydro, council has asked for a presentation from the medical health officer on the possible impact of smart meters.
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New Democrats endorse new party leader RICHARD ROLKE
Mark Olsen, provincial Vernon-Monashee Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate, supNew Democrats are ral- ported Mulcair right lying behind the party’s from the start. new national leader. “He’s the right guy Quebec MP Thomas to take us to the next Mulcair replaces the late level,” said Olsen of the Jack Layton as the leader NDP trying to form the of the country’s federal govofficial opposiernment in tion. He won 2015. Saturday’s lead“He’s well ership convenspoke and tion, beating bilingual in strategist Brian both official Topp and five languages, other candiwhich is dates. Nick Hodge impor tant. “He’s going He also to be a great strikes me leader. With the support as someone who stands of the new members in up for what he believes Quebec and Quebec in. He will hold (Prime supporting a feder- Minister Stephen) alist party, it’s a great Harper’s feet to the thing,” said Nick Hodge, fire.” Okanagan-Shuswap Former OkanaganNDP riding president. Shuswap candidate Hodge initially sup- Nikki Inouye backed ported Niki Ashton’s Peggy Nash and Topp, leadership bid, but then and she is urging moved to Nathan Cullen Mulcair to continue through preferential bal- with what she considloting Saturday. Once it ers was Layton’s positive was down to Mulcair message. and Topp, Hodge voted “He has charisma for Mulcair. and speaks very well, a “It’s important that good contender to take the leader of the oppo- on Harper,” she said of sition be in Parliament Mulcair. Monday. I didn’t want “I just hope he sticks to wait six months for a to Tommy Douglas’s byelection,” said Hodge plan and doesn’t try to of Topp not having a move our party to the seat in the House of centre! Positive thinking Commons. is what got the orange Morning Star Staff
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wave surge and the popular vote. Jack Layton’s message will prevail.” Colin Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap’s Conservative MP, is waiting to see if Mulcair changes the dynamic in the House of Commons. “He’s got a job to keep us accountable and I appreciate that,” said Mayes. “I hope the opposition will keep to the issues of governing and
not the mudslinging we’ve seen.” Mayes says the Conservatives will certainly try and make Canadians aware of the difference between them and the NDP but he isn’t aware of any plans for negative advertising against Mulcair. Mayes also points out the opposition parties have also been known to pursue negative campaigns against the government.
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A Vernon man is one of three people arrested in connection with an alleged assault in downtown Kelowna Sunday morning. An Ontario man is in critical condition following the incident on Queensway Avenue in front of O’Flannigan’s Pub. Just before 2 a.m., a Kelowna RCMP member came upon an attack where police say at least three men were seen beating another man who appeared to be unconscious. “The men fled the scene but two were apprehended shortly thereafter,” said Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark. The third man was arrested Monday. The 34-year-old Ontario man suffered massive head injuries and was rushed to hospital where he remains in stable but critical condition. Police say the alleged incident was a possibly unprovoked attack. Rick Dennis, 26, of Vernon, and Daniel Orge, 27, of West Kelowna, have been charged with aggravated assault. They and a 25-year old Kelowna man were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. Police will also be recommending charges of failing to comply with probation against the Vernon man.
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iving in a democracy means you can speak freely and openly question elected officials. But it doesn’t give you the right to be rude. That was the case, though, when a majority of Vernon council decided Monday it needs to hear B.C. Hydro’s position before contemplating a ban on smart meters or asking the utility to allow residents to refuse the installation of the devices in their homes. Members of Citizens for Safe Technology, which requested a prohibition on meters March 12, weren’t satisfied and they made that fact known. They booed every time a councillor indicated the need to gather all of the relevant details. One person attempted to enter into a backand-forth debate with Richard Rolke council but when it was pointed out that she had not applied to be a formal delegation and was out of order, she stormed out of the room. The remaining 30 or so people in the gallery continued to thumb their noses at calls for decorum and that had the normally unflappable Mayor Rob Sawatzky flapping. “Noise and heat does not make it true,” he fired back as the scene remained unruly. Finally, once council had voted to defer all action until presentations from Hydro and the medical health officer, the crowd left — but not quietly. There were suggestions that city hall is undemocratic and residents are being ignored. The very act of simply leaving city hall and huddling around the front door has now been described by some of them as a protest. Perhaps what is most troubling about Monday’s situation is how a group of individu-
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als felt it necessary to try and intimidate council, especially when B.C. Hydro’s critics have accused the corporation of intimidation over the installation of monitoring devices. They cling to democratic principles in an attempt to express their concerns, which is admirable and obviously their right. But when it comes to those on the other side of the fence being treated in a similar fashion, they are shut down with boisterous catcalls (can you imagine if council had only heard from Hydro but refused to accept a delegation from the members of Citizens for Safe Technology?). In terms of having reasonable faith in the democratic system, citizens should hope elected officials are well informed so a thoughtful decision can be made. But for that to actually occur, the provision of information can’t be one-sided. “We’re just trying to make thoughtful public policy and that’s what they should ask from us,” said Sawatzky, in an interview after the meeting. It should be pointed out that no Vernon council members have spoken out in favour of smart meters. In fact, the case against the devices may become even more clear once the politicians have heard from all sides. The bottom line, though, is there are procedures to how meetings are held, whether it’s a Girl Guide unit, a church committee or, one would expect, the Citizens for Safe Technology. The City of Vernon has very clear policies on how meetings operate, including who can speak and the behaviour expected of those observing proceedings. Without them, there would be absolute chaos and nothing would get done. It is a place of business — the people’s business — and it should be treated as such. Council will ultimately have to take a stand on smart meters, but it will be interesting to see if the antics of a few unruly residents colour that decision.
The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. According to documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer, the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek protection a thing of the past. Documents produced by Langer indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the “harmful alteration, disruption or disruption or destruction of fish habitat” and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an “adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” While on the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, it’s not clear how, when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can’t be proven that a species of fish has special value, then can the habitat – creek, river or stream – be legally destroyed? Many have heard stories of property owners who were prevented from subdividing because there’s a ditch in the way that sometimes has fish in it. And there are times when it’s hard to understand the “economic” or “environmental” value of a creek or stream but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is short-sighted at best. At worst, it ignores the web of life that even the youngest preschooler understands when they marvel at the abundant life in the tiny creek flowing in their neighbourhood. — Abbotsford News
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EDITOR: GLENN MITCHELL
Think of the environment
egarding a recent article in The Morning Star by Richard Rolke: “Council agreed Monday to provide tax exemption to encourage revitalization projects in the city centre district and Lakeshore Road waterfront area.” First of all, I agree that providing tax exemptions to developers is a good way to stimulate development. The concern I have is about the way that this stimulus is going to be implemented. In my opinion, this should be available to any development project that incorporates eco-friendly aspects which benefit the whole community over the long term. It appears that the current exemption is based on shortterm thinking. As a citizen of the beautiful Vernon area, I would love to see council consider the long-term horizon and how we can improve our well-being while encouraging new development at the same time. How can this be achieved? One way is by extending the tax exemption to any project that: Improves air quality; Reduce the urban heat island effect; Improves stormwater management;
MANY QUESTIONS All staff be it regional district, city or Coldstream, are paid by tax dollars. All are on wage scales — the better the expertise, the better the wage. Mayors, councillors and directors, are elected so they rely on staff to give them correct information, which is their job. We need answers, as to: Who decided not to repair the dehumidifier (at the recreation complex) because of the expense and just shut it off? What were they thinking? Who decided the dehumidifier not be replaced at that time. Would it have not been more cost effective then, as opposed to now with all of the added problems with heat lines, wall, roof, and whatever else they may find? Ordinary people with just common sense know that steam in a shower, without being vented, will give problems. After more than 14 years of deterioration, the building is finally discovered to have damage. Big surprise. So just exactly where did the buck stop? The scary thing is the new proposed art gallery, will need a very expensive climate control unit (which will be needed). Who will run this department? If it has a slight or major problem, will it then be shut off and left to
Diverts waste from our landfills; Adds more amenity spaces; Increases energy efficiency. Developers should consider installing a green roof on both new and retrofit projects. This could include storm water and grey water collection for irrigation and could even include independent water treatment systems. Solar panels, designs that maximize the use of natural light for heating and using recycling materials during construction are also well established ways to building green. The standards for such projects could be based on what already exists in other municipalities, so there's no need to reinvent the wheel. By stimulating the local economy without thinking seriously about long-term environmental impacts, new development projects may have negative consequences on our quality of life down the road. It is imperative to consider the environment now – not 10 years from now – by integrating sustainability into our tax incentive programs. Andy Matysiak
deteriorate? Until all of these questions are answered, I can not and will not support the art gallery or the museum, for fear it will happen again. Rose Pollock SMART METERS The City of Enderby council recently struck a committee to look into the negative effect of smart meters on the health of the environment and of the human population which lives in jurisdictions subjected to this technology. Enderby well might join the growing number of B.C. communities (33 last count) who have chosen to ban smart meters from within their municipal boundaries. The total effect of wireless technology is unknown. If there is even the slightest risk to the human race, and the addition of say smart meters, which aren't necessary, might exacerbate the problem, what possible benefit, other than the greed factor, could governments derive from bullying their constituents into accepting them? There is a growing mountain of evidence that wireless technology which includes all microwave appliances and applications, cell phones and their transmission towers, cordless phones and other devices, wi-fi in schools, libraries, hospitals and hospitality loca-
tions, is contributing to a serious increase in health problems within the general population. More and more individuals, including large numbers of children, are being diagnosed as electrohypersensitive. A large and increasing number of school boards and educational institutions around the world are removing wi-fi from their facilities. Why? Because everything has an electromagnetic field, but not all things resonate at the same frequency. This creates an opportunity in the environment for what is known as EMI, or electromagnetic interference which may cause malfunction in appliances and grids and initiate critical health issues in living organisms, which means you and I, our children and parents, friends and loved ones, and even our enemies. In regard to invasion of privacy, B.C. Hydro, will know what appliance you are using and for how long. Also, consumers in jurisdictions where smart meters are already in use have found that their consumption billing has doubled, and in some cases, tripled, not decreased as they had been told it would. Smart meters are easy to hack into which creates a new problem,
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deduce that Coldstream taxpayers are being asked to foot the bill not so much for increased costs or reduced revenues. Hopefully other Coldstream residents do the math and make their views known to council. Michael Tindall
DO THE MATH So, there's a deficit in Coldstream of $284,000 due to decreased revenues and increased expenses. The district is floating a 6.59 per cent tax hike to remedy the situation. But wait a minute, light industrial development on the old glass plant site would increase tax revenues nicely yet the district leaves it empty. As for expenses, let's remember the district "oversight" regarding HST on the grid road ($151,310 deficit), the "shortfall" regarding Park Lane paving ($39,096 deficit), the "unexpected challenges" on Kidston Road ($37,739 deficit), the "additional asphalt shortfall" on Kalamalka Road ($14,173), and the "unexpected flagging charges" for the Kalamalka Road beach ramp ($10,316). Add them up and these oversights account for $252,634, or 89 per cent of the projected deficit. A thinking person might
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Darren Pettitt (above) and his miniature smooth dachshund admire each other during the Vernon & District Kennel Club sanctioned match at the IPE fairgrounds Sunday in Armstrong. Norma Shaffer and her dog Merci (right) wait for the judges obedience results. Tania Meikle from Brookside Pugs in Tappen grooms Xerox while Daisy and Asta (below) stare at their owner in hopes of a treat.
Economy focus of Liberal’s critic Morning Star Staff
The Liberals’ small business and tourism critic will be in Vernon Friday to discuss the economy. Joyce Murray, VancouverQuadra MP, will meet with business leaders and get reaction from residents on the federal budget, which is unveiled Thursday. The Okanagan-Shuswap Liberal Association is sponsoring a reception for Murray Joyce Murray late Friday afternoon to give everyone an opportunity to talk to the MP. Details are available at okanaganshuswap. liberal.ca.
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Robyn Hardy (far left) and Lorraine Pond sing and dance for local kids during the Bobs and Lolo show Saturday at Paddlewheel Park Hall. Chloe Bicknell (above left) and Abigail Duncan stare in amazement at Bobs and Lolo, known for their musical TV show on Treehouse.
Armstrong author’s latest book is nominated for awards KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff
Writer Mary Cote-Walkden could be considered the armchair time traveller. The Armstrong author has taken the subjects of her last three books through the early days of the Rennaisance in Rome, across the battlefields of the Great Depression and the Second World War, and to the present future, where environmental concerns are paramount. Lately, Cote-Walken has managed to travel the world through the point of a pen and a tap of a keyboard in the span of one-and-a-half years. Her efforts have just been recogized with two award nominations from the 2012 Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Awards for her latest novel. Cote-Walkden’s third literary novel, Ayne, released in February under the name Mary Cote, has been nominated in both the military fiction and regional fiction categories, while her earlier book, Redemption, released in April, 2011, was previously nominated in the religious fiction category. “I’m intimidated. It’s a nice compliment. I’ve worked at the craft for a lot of years,” said Cote-Walkden, when contacted about the nominations. “For the ones nominated in those kinds of categories, they compete with writers from all over North America, Australia and England.” Raised in Carseland, Alta., Walkden-Cote lived in Calgary, Edmonton, and Canmore before heading to the Okanagan to live in Summerland before settling in Vernon and Armstrong in 1995. With her prolific pen –– she also writes mystery and comedy/satire under several pen names –– it’s fitting that on her website reads the tagline: “So many stories, so little
time.” “I find I have less and less time to write as I also mentor writers from around the world through online, virtual courses,” she said. While her second literary novel, Redemption, was set in 1300s Rome, and is about the corruption in the church before the Vatican even existed, Cote-Walkden based her latest book closer to home. Based on similar experiences of that of her father’s family, and namely her one uncle, Ayne follows lead character, Blake Calder, and the hardships he and his family endure growing up in the Canadian Prairies during the Depression before he and his brothers are sent off to serve in the Second World War. Calder ends up serving with SUBMITTED Mary Cote-Walkden’s The King’s Own Calgary Regiment, latest novel, Ayne, has a tank unit, which places him been nominated for in Scotland during the German blitz, and on the shores of Dieppe two Independent Book where he watches hundreds of Publishers Awards. his brothers fall. He eventually laces up the boot of Italy as a tank commander. Receiving messages from his sister at home, he learns of the whereabouts and battles of his other brothers who are serving, two in the RCAF and one in the Navy. His service is cut short when he is returned home with critical injuries. Twenty years later, Blake returns to Scotland to
discover what happened to Ayne, the woman he fell in love with on the first day his feet touched foreign soil. “There are stories about Canadians that served that you never hear about, which I find tragic,” said Cote-Walkden. “My dad was from a family of 14 kids, so I pared that down, and gave them an extra brother who served in the war. It follows my uncle closely but the outcome is my own for the story.” Cote-Walkden’s other book, Never Again, Forever, is about a different kind of war. “It’s about how a family deals about global warming, or what they are told is global warming, when in fact it is a polar reverse which results in a loss of all satellite communications and total disruption in the electrical grid,” she said. “It’s about what happens to society when you have to fend for yourself.” Despite her saying she has slowed down, Cote-Walkden is expecting to publish another two books in the next year. “I have a pirate piece that I am working on that is on the slow cooker. It goes back to the female pirates that were famous, and although it’s a fictional story, I want to make them as accurate as I can. The other book is about a draft dodger that comes to Canada and what happens to him. This is one my political axes that I want to grind.” Results of the 16th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, honoring the year’s best independently published titles, will be announced in early May, with the awards ceremony to occur on June 4, during BookExpo America in New York. Most of Cote-Walkden’s books are available online in print and digital. Information is available at www. MaryCoteWalkden.com.
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Dharma Dolls add some colour
he event: The newly named Dharma Dolls’ (alias Venus Headlights) fifth soldout vocal concert since they pooled their talents a year ago, along with those of versatile musician Jim Leonard on keyboard and bass. The setting: Headbones, the avant garde gallery and studio on Old Kamloops Road, created by artist/ writer/performer Julie Oakes and her partner, publisher/entrepreneur Richard Fogarty. MARIO BESSO PHOTO The backdrop: The newly named Dharma Dolls, Melina Moore, Judy Rose and Tanya Lipscomb, Doug Alcock’s metal perform to adoring audiences at the fifth Venus Headlights concert, Saturday at and Ortansa Moraru’s Vernon’s Headbones Gallery. paper sculptures, which vidual styles are as tured Moore as operaLipscomb’s free fall inspired Oakes and different as Alcock’s diva-cum-musicalapproach means her Fogarty to invite all is from comedy-star, Lipscomb emotions could take attending to Moraru’s, as mistress of improvi- her, and us, in any wear black chalk is from sation, and Rose as the direction. and white. cheese, hamclosest answer to Edith Each engaged Many obliged, mers are from Piaf that this devotee Saturday’s audience inventively spoons, and of France’s singing in her individual and imprescamels are “sparrow” has encounway. And each made sively. But from cats. tered to date. the most of her solo the most Speaking The combination spot too: Moore as inventive, of cats, these of the three singOlympia, the mechaniimpressive Christine Pilgrim three coners’ talents, coupled cal doll from Jacques backdrop to summate with their humorous, Offenbach’s Tales of Saturday’s females opened their good-natured interHoffmann, as a Clark three-hour musical program with Duetto play, based on obviGable fan singing Judy extravaganza was the buffo de due gatti ous mutual respect, Garland’s adapted vercollection of huge bird (humorous duet for continued to thrill all sion of You Made Me images painted by two cats) - Miau, Miau, present, bringing them Love You, and as herself Oakes, in particular Miau (Meow, Meow, to their feet several with I’ll be Seeing You; a 12-by-8-foot baby Meow). Often attribtimes throughout the whereas Rose’s foray chick image – a sure uted to Gioacchino evening. into opera – quite sign of spring and Rossini, it is actually The women’s pera leap from her traapt comment on the a compilation, drawn sonalities echoed their ditional role as jazz Dharma Dolls theme. principally from contrasting singing diva – made a huge The “Dolls” feature Puccini’s opera Otello, styles. impression, although Judy Rose, Melina by English composer Opera-trained even she couldn’t top Moore and Tanya Robert Lucas Pearsall. Moore is disciplined her own rendition of Lipscomb – three Wittily adapted in and controlled while Je Suis Malade, sung women whose harthis instance to accom- Rose’s experience and with true Piaf convicmony when singing modate three voices intelligence naturally tion and power; while together is that of instead of two, it feainform her work, and Lipscomb’s This Little angels, yet whose indi-
Light of Mine shone as intended, with Leonard backing magnificently on bass. Although a tad long, this black and white Dharma Dolls/Venus Headlights evening was up there with the rest and no one left Headbones disappointed. The Dharma Dolls return Friday, June 8.
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Student art exhibit continues at VPAG despite teachers’ job action
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Ellison Elementary School student Helen Low’s A Winter Afternoon is part of the Art from the Heart student exhibition at the Vernon Public Art Gallery.
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Each spring, the Vernon Public Art Gallery presents the annual Art from the Heart exhibition by elementary students from the Vernon school district. This year is no different, with the exception of some anxiety by the VPAG’s staff over the status of teacher participation in organizing the collection of artwork and promotion of the event. However, the teachers have come through for their students and have provided the gallery with a variety of artwork by children ages four to 12 from schools all over the Vernon area, said Kelly MacIntosh, the VPAG’s marketing and programming coordinator. “The exhibition is one of the most popular annual shows at the gallery and it brings a lot of guests through the door. Everyone from students, their parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours come to see the artwork on display by young artists-in-the-making,” she said. With the recent B.C. teachers job action, the gallery has been affected in both the communication and participation of Art From the Heart and in public programming attendance, said McIntosh. “There has been a dramatic decrease of the number of school tours and hands-on activities since the fall of last year,” she said. “Gallery attendance records indicate a considerable drop in school participation compared to
previous years. “We would like to see a resolution to the teachers’ strike as much as everyone else. Children need the exposure to cultural institutions as part of their development. This includes participation at the public art gallery, with an opportunity to continue their education outside of the school walls.” Both gallery tours and handson activities for even the smallest of group are available, and parents are also encouraged to visit the VPAG with their children. The VPAG is open until 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, which allows for visitation around school hours. Admission is by donation and art activity fees start at just $2 per person, said McIntosh. Art From the Heart is on view at the VPAG starting Thursday to April 19. The public is invited to attend the opening reception Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The gallery is also offering an Artist Trading Card session the same day. More information is available at www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or call 250-545-3173.
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EDITOR: KATHERINE MORTIMER
Enjoying the differences Thanks to the Rotary Club, Fulton grad Stephanie Jones has exchanged Vernon for Brazil Editor’s note: The following was written by Stephanie Jones, a Rotary Club exchange student currently living in Brazil. There is no amount of researching that can prepare you for what it’s like to experience the adventure of living a year abroad. Things never turn out how you had imagined, and certainly not how you expected. That being said, leaving Canada without expectations was without a doubt the most sensible way to enter my exchange. I chose Brazil, a country whose diversity fascinates me daily. As I am writing, I have been in Brazil for exactly five months. Within those five months I have witnessed a considerable amount of differences between Canada and Brazil. Included are the usuals, such as climate, language, food and culture, but also simple things like houses, schools and the streets. I will always remember the first day of school, primarily because someone threw a pie in my face, and shortly after I nearly got hit by a car. If you have ever experienced South American traffic, you would understand why. But I remember that day mainly because of a curious question a new friend asked me, “Do you think the streets here are beautiful?” At the time, I barely
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Stephanie Jones brings the maple leaf to a beach in Brazil, where she is a Rotary Club exchange student. spoke Portuguese. I responded “No, not beautiful. Just different.” Even if I had spoken the language fluently, I don’t think my answer would have changed much. Rotary has this saying, “It’s neither good nor bad, just different,” and this simple motto is something that I try to keep in mind every day of my exchange. I am immersed in the pride and patriotism Brazilians have for their country every day. It is visible in any place you go. Tradition stretches from the soccer fans, barbecues on every street corner, strong family ties, the world famous Carnival, all the way to beautiful dances and yes...small bikinis. I try to take in
the culture as often as possible, and in turn, as an ambassador of Canada, I share our culture with those who are interested. My Brazilian life has its highs and lows. The most difficult part is being away from anyone and anything with familiarity. But with the reassurance that everyone is well back home, I would trade a year without my loved ones for the friendships I have made here any day. When all is said and done, I believe I will look back at the amazing things I’ve experienced, like travelling within the country, eating strange foods, attending high school, meeting exchange students from all
over the world, and speaking Portuguese. My exchange is only about half way over. The next half will bring many new experiences. I will be living with a new family in a different neighbourhood, attending a larger school, and making new friends all over again. I am so incredibly privileged to have an experience such as this, and need to extend my thanks and appreciation to those who have helped me along the way. Thank you to my beautiful friends, my loving family, and a special thank you to my sponsoring Rotary Club, Vernon Rotary Club of District 5060.
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Children may need extra support and reassurance when a close family member such as a parent, sibling or grandparent is affected by mental illness. The Mental Illness Family Support Centre presents another session of Kids in Control for children ages eight to 13 this spring. The after-school sessions are facilitated by mental health professionals and an adult who has experienced growing up in a home with a parent living with a mental illness. The group is provided with age-appropriate information in a safe and nurturing environment where they learn healthy coping skills, increase resiliency and self-esteem and have fun. The children have healthy snacks, draw
and colour, play active games and do crafts. “It’s a fun group. You get lots of snacks. Don’t be scared if you’ve never been to a group before. It’s OK to try out new things. I learned new feeling words. The other kids were very nice to me. You can’t control mental illness. You can’t cause it. I can take care of myself,” said one former participant in the program. A parent who had a child with an older sibling with mental illness in the program said, “My child was afraid and anxious and never knew what to expect. It is difficult for a child to understand and cope,” she said. “I thought it was excellent and it helped her to understand that she was not alone. It gave her the tools to be able to cope better at home and she couldn’t wait
to get to the sessions. She was so much more relaxed at home.” The program helps children learn that they did not cause the family member’s problem, they can’t change it but they can take care of themselves. “She learned to do things like go and play, read or cook or do deep breathing. I see the change in my daughter being more comfortable in knowing how to deal with the situation. It has really helped our family.” The Kids in Control Sessions run April 10 to May 29 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at The People Place with a maximum of eight children. The program is free. For more information and registration, please call 250-260-3233 or e-mail bcssvernon@ shaw.ca.
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Lamb has a long tradition
hile the majority of North Americans serve a ham for Easter, many, worldwide, do not. In fact, their choice for Easter dinner is lamb. The roast lamb dinner that many eat on Easter Sunday goes back earlier than Easter to the first Passover of the Jewish people. The sacrificial lamb was roasted and eaten, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs in hopes that the angel of God would pass over their Cathi Litzenberger homes and bring no harm. Today, most Europeans serve lamb at Easter. Christians often refer to Jesus as The Lamb of God. Thus, the traditions merged. The most popular seasoning for lamb is mint and rosemary, but in Hungary, paprika and bacon are used to intensify the flavour. Other great seasoning includes garlic, oregano, marjoram, thyme, lemon zest, cumin and coriander. You can make small incisions in the surface of the meat and place garlic and sprigs of herbs into the slits. You can do this right before you begin roasting, or a day ahead of time for a more intense flavour. Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 pounds whole leg of lamb
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1 teaspoon coarse sea salt In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, rosemary, ground black pepper, lemon zest and garlic. Mix well and apply to the lamb. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 400 degrees F and roast for 55 to 60 more minutes for medium rare. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F when taken with a meat thermometer. Let roast rest about 10 minutes before carving. Roasted Rack of Lamb 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (7 bone) rack of lamb, trimmed and Frenched ✹ 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Move oven rack to the centre position. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, rosemary, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Toss in 2 tablespoons olive oil to moisten mixture. Set aside. Season the rack all over with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large heavy oven-proof skillet over high heat. Sear rack of lamb for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides. Set aside for a few minutes. Brush rack of lamb with the mustard. Roll in the bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Cover the ends of the bones with foil to prevent charring. Arrange the rack bone side down in the skillet. Roast the lamb in preheated oven for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on the degree of doneness you want. With a meat thermometer, take a reading in the centre of the meat after 10 to 12 minutes and remove the meat, or let it cook longer, to your taste. Let it rest for 5 to 7 minutes, loosely covered, before carving between the ribs. ✹ Your butcher can French a rack of lamb for you, but if you wish to do it at home, it simply means trimming the upper end to reveal the bones, removing excess fat.
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Once again, the Okanagan Master Gardeners Association (OMGA) is offering its popular Basic Training Course, beginning with orientation sessions April 14 and May 5. All aspects of gardening are dealt with, including plant identification, “Right Place, Right Plant” and the most current information on local pests and diseases. Once qualified, the Master Gardener can address most gardening questions and has the resources to mitigate the more difficult problems. “We welcome the public and enthusiastic gardeners to join this very enriching and rewarding program,” said Mary Wegner, with OMGA. Orientations will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Choices Market on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. Interested gardeners are required to attend one orientation meeting prior to the course, which runs in Kelowna, on Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com OMGA is an active volunteer organization that offers gardening clinics in nurseries, plant sales, farmers markets, garden tours, at the IPE and helps at Communities-in-Bloom events. “We also give advice in the establishment of community gardens, and offer guidance at children’s programs, as well as lending a helping hand on heritage sites, hospice and extended care facility gardens throughout the valley,” said Wegner.
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Helping parents understand child’s anxiety CARA BRADY
said O’Gorman. Anyone who is interested in an attachment network can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Understanding Anxiety in Your Child takes place April 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
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Jodi Krahn and Felicia O’Gorman bring their vision of a collaborative approach to counseling. They have been working with children, youth, adults and families with Stepping Stones Counseling in Kelowna and are both now with the recently opened Vernon office. In line with their philosophy of making as much information as possible available to the public, they are offering a free workshop for parents on anxiety in children April 3. “Babies can have anxiety but they can’t express it. Parents learn how to interpret what is happening and it is important that their approach matches the child’s temperament,” said Krahn. The workshop will give an overview and basic information on anxiety in children for parents, foster parents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who works with children. “Anxiety is very common. Children can have anxiety about their own and other’s expectations for them at school and socially, as well as family situations. Electronics can cause anxiety as they try to keep up with social networking. But anxiety is not always bad, it can signal needs,” said O’Gorman. “Some signs of anxiety can be avoidance of school, friends or certain activities, worry, excessive crying, not being able to calm themselves and rit-
uals and magical thinking, even in children as young as pre-schoolers. This means they do not feel safe and are trying to come up with ways to make themselves feel safe.” The workshop will discuss how to recognize different kinds of anxiety and how to talk about it and deal with anxiety and panic attacks, as well. “Parents feel empowered by knowledge. They may feel helpless but they can play a large role in helping to normalize anxiety and manage it,” said Krahn. She and O’Gorman work with families and with children, adults and couples individually. “It seems that most of my adult life, I have been a lay counselor, peer helper and mentor,” said Krahn, who was home with children then got her Master of Counseling from Gonzaga University. “It’s very rewarding, and for me, it’s very sacred work when people let you in to their healing journey. A big part of what I do is based on my own life experiences and healing myself.” She has worked with people with developmen-
tal disabilities through Community Living B.C. and done group work at NOYFSS as well as private practice. O’Gorman got her Master of Counseling from the University of Calgary after her children were grown. “I’ve always worked with kids, coaching and in sports and education. I saw kids having difficulties and I was able to help in some ways but I wanted more credentials to be able to work in more meaningful ways. Every kid should have a chance at success in their lives,” she said. She has worked in counseling at the Family Resource Centre. Kr ahn and O’Gorman both have additional specialized training in play therapy and art therapy. “Our hope is to fill a niche here in Vernon in adding to the family services that are already here. We want to create an attachment network, which has been welcomed in Kelowna. This brings health care workers together for support and education and to learn about community resources so they can make appropriate referrals for their clients,”
To celebrate their first anniversary in their new location, the Gleaners are holding a sale: customers can pick up a bargain and help the hungry at the same time. The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Used Furniture And Appliance Store is holding a sale Friday and Saturday, with deals on everything in the store, at 440529th St. Store hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The store is run by volunteers, and all proceeds go to help oper-
ate the Gleaners’ plant in Lavington,” said Mary Spoor, with the Gleaners. The purpose of the Gleaners is to “glean.” “We take vegetables and fruits that do not qualify for retail market but are still great for con-
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CITY CENTRE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN — PARKING IMPLEMENTATION PLAN The City of Vernon recently completed the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan (CCNP) which has a shared vision for its future development. It contained recommended broad aims and actions related to parking management. The Parking Implementation Plan sets out how those aims can be met. Please come and take a look and let us have your comments at a Public Open House Input Session to be held March 29, 2012 at City Hall, Council Chambers, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
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Community Calendar MARCH 28 ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Okanagan Centre Vernon, meets at Okanagan Science Centre March 28 at 7:15 p.m. Featured speaker is RASC Okanagan Centre past president Dave Gamble presenting “The Glass Giant,” audio-visual program. He tells the story of the 200” Hale Telescope on Mount Palomar and its fascinating background which includes two other largest telescopes in the world and the man who inspired all three of them. We will also have a tutorial or demonstration for new members and guests on some telescope setup basics starting at 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting starts. The public is welcome at our RASC meetings so please come early for the telescope basics talk and ask any questions. OPEN MIC AT TALK’N DONKEY March 28, Gunther performs, 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. 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 email@example.com SECOND WIND COMMUNITY BAND Our band always welcomes new players so bring your instrument (or rent one) and have fun with us! Practices are every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Vernon secondary school. We play everything: jazz Broadway musicals, marches, light rock and classical. Call band leader Toni at 250-549-2414. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON Wednesdays: A fun-filled mid-week night at the Legion! Come for the meat draw and play a round of pool; it all starts at 7 p.m. THE VERNON CHAPTER OF THE MS SOCIETY Hosts a yoga class for people with MS, every Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. at the People Place. A COURSE IN MIRACLES Join us at the Centre, 2913 - 29 Ave., for A Course In Miracles study group, Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., all welcome. For more info. call 250-549-4399. NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR 55-PLUS 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. THE SCHUBERT CENTRE We have many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549-4201. Thursdays it’s tai chi, seniors’ support group (fourth Thursday), Fun Time for Seniors, line dancing, exercise class, wood carving, Friday’s it’s canasta, mah jongg, happy hour with live music. PARENT AND CHILD WALK IN THE PARK Hosted by Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre. Everyone welcome, meet 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2905-29th Ave. Meet other parents, get fit and win a prize. Step challenge, pedometer supplied for the walk. Join anytime. For more information, call 542-7578. TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) Meets Wednesdays 9 to 9:45 a.m. with meetings 10 to 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Dr. Call Debbie, 250-542-0187 or Bev, 250-542-9381.
Feature Event: Earth Hour event on Saturday, March 31
his worldwide event is organized to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change, and encourages individuals, businesses and communities to turn off their lights and non-essential power sources for one hour. Everyone is encouraged to participate by dimming the lights, unplugging unnecessary electronics and turning down the heat. There are a lot of creative ways to spend Earth Hour, such as having a candlelit dinner, playing board games and star gazing. If you’re up for a night on the town, the City of Vernon has organized an event at the Bean Scene Coffee House where local musicians will provide acoustic entertainment by candlelight. The Vernon Aquatic Centre will have a festive swim under low lights, and several other local businesses and restaurants are participating. To learn more, visit www.vernon.ca/earthhour and then take part Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays 12:45 p.m. Schubert Centre. For more information, call Verna Riggins at 250-542-0828, Alice at 250549-8434, 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, 260143rd Ave. (open to the public, topic/discussion meeting). Our 24-hour helpline is 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. LUMBY LEGION DARTS Every Thursday, with registration at 7 p.m.; play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Non-members and beginners welcome. VERNON CALORIE COUNTERS We meet every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the CMHA Clubhouse, Albert Place, WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP: ALL 3610-25th Ave. Weigh-in followed by WOMEN WELCOME Do you have a short meeting and sharing of health experiences of abuse from a partner? Do information. For more info. call Agi at you use alcohol, street and/or prescrip250-549-4353 or Marj, 250-545-0250. tion drugs? Do you have mental health COMMON THREADS Ministering to concerns or symptoms? Connect with the needs of our community. Free, good other women who share your experiencquality used clothing and footwear. es in this14-week support group beginEvery Thursday 10 a.m. - noon and ning March 29, Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vernon noon For more info., or to participate, Alliance Church. Call 545-7105. please contact Wynn at 250-542-1185 or HALINA SENIORS CENTRE DANCES leave your name and phone number for a Every Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. Live entercall back, Marg at 250-558-3850. Coffee tainment. Everyone 50 and over weland refreshments served. come. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind BC CONSERVATIVES TOWN HALL the Rec Centre. Call 250-542-2877. March 29 Schubert Centre, 6:45 p.m. AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays at Speakers:Jim Hart, Scott Anderson and 1:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church on former MP Darrell Stinson. Q&A sesAlexis Park Drive. sion follows. Free admission! CANCER RELAXATION SUPPORT For TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) people living with cancer and their supCHAPTER #4844 Meets Thursdays port persons. Meets Thursdays at 3:30 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Alpine p.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Centre, #34. It’s $30 House of Dwarfs Daycare and Preschool is now to join, and then $5 a Call A.J. Inkster at 250-307-4410. accepting enrollments for the following programs: month. For info., call TIME OUT GROUP AT HALINA CENTRE If you enjoy SEPTEMBER PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT doing crafts and Morning Preschool: 9:00 - 11:30 DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM socializing with (Includes Snack & Spanish Introduction) SPRING GARDEN WASTE/LEAF a great group of PM Preschool: 2:00 - 4:30 DROP OFF PROGRAM people, come on (Includes Snack & Spanish Introduction) out and join the The District of Coldstream’s 2012 Spring Garden Waste/Leaf Drop Off CURRENT ENROLLMENTS Program will begin on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at its Transfer Station Time Out group Full Daycare Program 30 Months located at 10405 Middleton Drive. every Thursday to School Age: 6:30 - 6:00 1 to 3:30 p.m. (Includes Preschool Curriculum, Spanish Introduction, Hours of Operation: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at the centre, Piano Lessons and 2 snacks) Days of Operation: April 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th 3310-37th Ave. Before School Care: 6:00 - School Drop Off (Closed Easter Sunday, April 8th) (Includes School Drop Off) Call 250-5422877. After School Care: 2:30 - 6:00 TH th May 5 and 6 (Includes School Pick Up & Snacks & Piano Lessons) V E R N O N (Open Saturday and Sunday for ¿nal weekend) Considering After School Extended: 2:30 - 7:30 S T R O K E (Includes School Pick Up & Snack, Piano Lessons, Garden waste is required to be in clear bags or bundles with RECOVERY Dinner & Homework Assistance, Piping & Drum lessons compostable twine only (i.e. NO wire or plastic ties). BRANCH Meets from Kalamalka Highlanders Wednesday nights (Pipes & Drum lessons extra cost) Thursday from This service is provided for Coldstream residents only. Proof of residency 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Visit our web page at www.houseofdwarfs-daycare-preschool.com will be required. at The Pantry’s House of Dwarfs DAY CARE For further information, please contact the Publics Works Department at banquet room. (250) 550-1505. 4701 - 29th Street, Vernon • 250-542-3736 Support to ONLY CLOSED FOR STAT HOLIDAYS
M. Schmolke at 250-545-8124. BOYS CLUB AT EAST HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets Thursdays 6 to 8:15 p.m. for boys ages six to 13. Fun, adventure, games, crafts and camping. Call 250-545-3926. THE SCHUBERT SINGERS Meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Schubert Centre for regular training and practice sessions under music director Trudy McGrath. For more information, call Wilf Lynch at 250-549-2352. 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. Call Serle at 250-542-5161. NAVY LEAGUE CADETS Meet every Thursday in the CMHA building, 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. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. Play pool in the Spitfire Lounge, starts at 7 p.m. Non-members welcome. Call Reg at 250-275-0707. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BR. 167 LUMBY Fun darts Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. Bingo Thursdays 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 info. call Joy at 250-5468907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. SCHUBERT EUCHRE GROUP Meets
stroke survivors, their families and caregivers; socialization, recreational, educational activities to enhance, develop and maintain motor and cognitive skills. Call Brenda Paul at 542-2555 for info. AA MEETINGS ON THURSDAYS Meeting, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m., moved to 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible.. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Meeting, open, 10 a.m., Schubert Centre, 350530th Ave. Closed meeting 8 p.m., Mug and Muffin, 2801B-34th St. Meeting (X) open, 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48th Ave. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) handicap access. (X) no handicap access NORTH OKANAGAN HOME LEARNERS SUPPORT Parents’ meeting last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Bean to Cup in the basement. New members welcome. Please call Jill Catlin at 5452681 for more information. OUR WORLD COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE Meets the last Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. We are a network of concerned citizens in the federal riding of Okanagan-Shuswap who are willing to put varied amounts of energy into projects to improve the state of the world Call Darren at 275-7420 or see www.votetoday.ca THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS TCF is an international, non-profit, non-denominational, self-help organization for parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Meetings are at 7 p.m., on the last Thursday of the month at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon. For further information please contact Darlene or Allen in Vernon at 250-5585026 or Kelli in Falkland at 250-3792465 or her cell at 250-308-8489. VERNON AND DISTRICT ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY We have a lost-andfound cat registry. If you have found a cat, or your cat has gone missing, please call Margaret at 542-3980 with a description of the cat and we will do our best to help. Registry is anonymous, if you wish, we only require info. about the cat. FREE LEGAL DROP-IN CLINIC Every Thursday 7 - 9 p.m., room 303, the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. Open to all, regardless of financial circumstances, volunteer lawyers provide up to 15 minutes of basic advice on legal issues. For info. or to make appointment, call Colleen Hoople, Specialized Victim Assistance, at 542-3322 or Wynn Hartfelder, Outreach, at 542-1185.
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However, that funding was considMorning Star Staff ered a grant and was not linked to the It’s uncertain if Vernon taxpayers waiving of utilities or property taxes. will help a seniors’ group “It was supposed to be overcome financial chala one-time fix,” said Coun. lenges. Bob Spiers. Instead of agreeing to There is concern among a request to exempt the city staff that waiving utility Schubert Centre from fees could establish a precwater, sewage and property edent. taxes annually, council has “We would open up a lot decided to meet with the of discussion among other non-profit society. Patrick Nicol organizations,” said Kevin “Reading all of the Bertles, finance manager, of information they provided, other groups possibly seekthey’re looking for some kind of dia- ing similar support. logue,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol. The centre has a debt load in “We might learn something by excess of $100,000, and it is largely listening to them.” a result of a loan related to kitchen Financial problems forced the renovations, provincial bingo revenue Schubert Centre to seek assistance in being cancelled and an audit leading 2009 and at that time, the city agreed to $100,000 in GST being paid to the to $15,000 annually for three years. federal government in 2006.
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development further down Harding Road. The commercial portion still remains in the corner, with plans now for 63 housing units and the potential for a hotel or motel. “We thought in order to go through the exercise we’re going through where we had to look at servicing for the property, we said, ‘What if we could find somebody to build a hotel there?’” said Asling. There would be a buffer created between the commercial and residential units. Asling said his company has already contacted potential suitors for the commercial lot. “We have a number of interested parties in the corner,” he said. Tim Hortons has long been rumoured as being interested in the site. Armstrong council voted unanimously Monday to give first two readings to the rezoning application. A public hearing will be held on the application April 10 at 6:45 p.m. in council chambers.
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A North Okanagan company believes new trade opportunities could be opening in Asia. The federal government has announced that it is pursuing a free trade agreement between Canada and Japan. “Japan is one of our largest and longest standing overseas customers,” said Brad Thorlakson, Tolko Industries president. Over the past 30 years, Tolko has exported a broad Brad Thorlakson range of forest products to Japan, including dimension and metric lumber, oriented strand board and plywood. “An agreement that reduces barriers and increases competitiveness is welcome news to the Canadian forest industry and our workers,” said Thorlakson. “Expanding our markets around the world is critical to the long term progress of our company and industry.” Tolko now sells more than 40 per cent of its production overseas. “We appreciate the government’s drive to move the country’s trade relations in a direction to further this effort to diversify,” said Thorlakson.
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Ongoing development of a North Westside Road park is moving ahead. On Saturday, the provincial government announced an $80,000 grant for phase two of the Westshore Estates Community Park. “The idea behind this program is to create a hub for outdoor recreation – a place to play sports like baseball and soccer, but also a more extensive trail network that will allow access to the surrounding Crown lands,” said Ben Stewart, Westside-Kelowna MLA. The project will include site grading and tree removal, installation of irrigation equipment, 200 metres of fencing, electrical servicing, concrete tire stops for parking stalls and construction of gravel trails. There will also be grass seed for turf areas and construction of a softball diamond in-field. Two benches will also be installed in the park. “The expansion of Westshore Estates Community Park will provide many more recreational opportunities and amenities for residents and families in
North Westside director Jim Edgson (left) smiles as Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart announces funds for the Westshore Estates Community Park Saturday. this area,” said Robert Hobson, Regional District of Central Okanagan chairperson. The regional district is providing $20,000 towards the project.
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EDITOR: KEVIN MITCHELL
GOLDEN GIRL Kapak wins five speed skate medals KEVIN MITCHELL Sports Editor
Skate super fast in circles. Repeat. It’s a process which works wonders for Vernon speed skating phenom Connie Kapak. It’s been a month since she pocketed four medals in the B.C. Winter Games in front of family and friends at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. The smiling Vernon teenager took her game up a notch and claimed five gold medals at the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships last weekend in Winnipeg. “I was probably more nervous than in the Winter Games,” said Kapak, a Grade 7 Harwod Elementary student. “As soon as you start the race, it’s fine. You can’t even hear the screaming of the fans. You look at video after and notice how loud it was.” Kapak turned 13 in February and skated in the Girls 12 division due to rules based on how old a skater is come July 1, 2011. There were 13 girls in her class, including good friends and Team B.C. mates Madison Karpes of Abbotsford and Dallas Hawkes of Chilliwack. Kapak, whose favourite event is the 1,500-metres, struck gold in the 200-m, where she earned a personal best,in 22.2 seconds. She shaved one-hundredth of a second off her previous best. Kapak also won the 400 in 42.78, edging
Karpes and Hawkes. Kapak took the 1,500 in two minutes, 52.46 seconds and ruled the 30-lap 3,001-m, in 2:52.46. “There is a new concept in the 3,000 distance where if you are lapped, you go to the middle and you are out,” said Connie’s dad, Pete. “She probably could have set a new record in that event as she lapped 11 skaters, then followed another B.C. skater (Karpes) the final three laps, as to allow her to finish the race and win a (silver) medal. That was classy. I was very proud of her for that.” Connie went into the short track championships bent on going all out. “I pushed myself this weekend. I sprinted the first three laps and right through the final 13 in the 1,500. I was texting my coach (Nancy Goplen) and asking her if I should do that. She knows me better than the coaches there and she told me I had the endurance to go all out.” Goplen, who has coached Kapak the last seven years, was at nationals in Richmond with the Team B.C. senior skaters. Kapak, who will skate once a week through the summer, was the anchor as B.C. cruised to gold in the 3,001-m relay. Connie and her friends celebrated their medals at a Boston Pizza in Winnipeg. Her expenses were covered through a fundraiser at the Vernon Boston Pizza, organized by businessmen Akbal Mund and Jim McEwan.
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Vernon’s Connie Kapak displays the five medals and female overall trophy she won at the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships last weekend in Winnipeg.
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Meagan Fiselier of Calgary soars through the air in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown, Throwdown, Hoedown Saturday at Silver Star Mountain Resort. She topped the women’s amateur ski division.
They performed eye-popping tricks on skis and snowboards in the seventh annual Canada Post Showdown, Throwdown, Hoedown last weekend at Silver Star Mountain Resort.. A total of 92 competitors treated fans in an event, for the first time, sanctioned by the BC Freestyle Ski and BC Snowboard Associations. “Competitors from all over B.C., Alberta and even as far away as Ontario, were competing for their crack at $10,000 in cash and prizes, as well as earning points in the world rankings,” said Robin Baycroft of Silver Star. “There was a blazing sun all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday which ensured all were having a great time in TELUS Park. “With slopestyle an event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, athletes are looking for the opportunity to showcase their skills and gain valuable experience in events of this scale. Nearly a thousand spectators thoroughly enjoyed the barbecue and beverage garden over the weekend.”
Results from the weekend are as follows: Open Pro Men’s Ski 1st: Simon D’Artois, Whistler 2nd: Cameron Smith, Silver Star 3rd: Tyson Oland, Silver Star Open Pro Women’s Ski 1st: Yuki Tsubota, Whistler 2nd: Cassandra Sharpe, Whistler 3rd: Ashleigh Low, Whistler Open Pro Men’s Snowboard 1st: Brad Reid, Sun Peaks 2nd: Beau Pearson, Silver Star 3rd: Dustin O’Ferrall, Silver Star Open Amateur Men’s Ski 1st: Tanner Gordon, Silver Star 2nd: Zain Tirmizi, Edmonton 3rd: Jake Ondrik, Silver Star Open Amateur Women’s Ski 1st: Meagan Fiselier, Calgary 2nd: Bryana Cressey, Red Deer 3rd: Katie Walker, Big White Open Amateur Men’s Snowboard 1st: Shaun Dolan, Burlington ON 2nd: Jesse Molyneux, Sun Peaks 3rd: Dom Oshanek, Silver Star Open Amateur Women’s Snowboard 1st – Sarah Belford, Silver Star 2nd – Jamie Clark, Silver Star
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Buy-Low ladies rule Morning Star Staff
The Vernon Buy-Low Vixens are a fun-seeking bunch of ladies who know how to win hockey games. After claiming the Armstrong Safe Hockey League regular-season title at 18-2, the Vixens took the playoff title last weekend at Nor-Val Sports Centre. There were eight women’s teams from Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm in the second-year league. The Vixens were bolstered this season by UBC Thunderbird grads Kelsey Halvorson and Kelsey Kirkham and young Vernon Rep players Cassie Bosworth and Morgan Zoethout. Vernon newbie Amy Irvine also joined the Buy Low gals, while super sniper Leah Mulvihill missed the first half of the season after having her first baby and ended up fifth in Vixen scoring. Christine Bosworth, Bernie Dwan, Jen Spitzer, Jodi Tung, Diana Huntley, Patti Hansen, Christine Sherman, Michelle Embleton, Brandy Weismann, Edeen Ramsey have been with the team since it started in 2003. “Initiating the rookies has been a large part of the team’s off-ice antics this season,” said Christine Bosworth, a smooth-skating d-man. “With so many newcomers this year, cars have been Saran wrapped, whipped cream has been found in shoes, one player found herself alone on the ice in the middle of a game with all her teammates waving at her from the bench, and a couple gals who refused
to wear the ugly Vixen socks (total trademark of the Vixens) found their old socks burnt in a heap in the parking lot. This team exemplifies every part of what it means to be a team on and off the ice.” The Vixens have two mother/daughter pairs playing together. Bernie Dwan and her daughter Mandy Christensen have been playing together for a few years now and Cassie Bosworth joined her mom Christine for her first year. Buy-Low ambushed the Shuswap Storm 8-1 in Sunday’s final with Mulvihill pulling the hat trick and Zoethout scoring twice, including one shorthanded. Kirkham, Bernie Dwan and Halvorson supplied singles, while assists from Cassie Bosworth and Tung. Kirkham counted four goals as the Vixens rocked the third-place Salmon Arm Wildfire 7-2. Halvorson (2) and Coralee Hamilton completed the offence with Cheryl Meier earning two assists. In Game 2, the Vixens shut down the secondplace Shuswap Storm 7-0 with Patti Hansen recording the shutout. Halvorson (3), Bernie Dwan, Ramsey, Zoethout and Kirkham provided the offence. Mandy Christensen and Nichole Oakden had helpers. The Vixens are now eligible for the regional championships May 4-6, in Burnaby, and are off to Nelson for a tournament this weekend. “It will be the toughest competition we will face all season,” aid Christine Bosworth. “We are going back hoping to defend our title.”
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Silvertips take B.C. bronze Morning Star Staff
Deagan McMillan and JJ Milne paced the Kingfishers with four goals each. Zachary Milne added two goals and Braydon Schwaerzle a single. Netminder Logan Killingbeck earned his third win of the season as Kingfishers ran their spring record to 3-1. Next up for Vernon is the Kamloops Pirate Challenge this weekend as they compete in the top age group against top teams from Western Canada, including the B.C. Lightning of Langley, Calgary Havoc and Kamloops Ice Pirates. “We had our best team game so far,” said Kingfishers’ head coach Tim Milne. “The kids came out flying and kept West Kelowna pinned in their own end all night. Our skating and checking was strong and the team is definitely improving its positional play on big ice... especially for seven-year-olds. Most important, they’re having a blast.”
The Salmon Arm Silvertips claimed a bronze medal in the B.C. Midget A Female Hockey Championships. The Tips, who have 11 players from the Vernon region, grounded the Whitehorse Mustangs 7-4 in their last preliminary game, to finish at 3-2-1. The Richmond Ravens stuffed Kelowna 6-1 in the gold-medal final. Hailey Silcocks and Lannie Houle, both of Vernon, scored as the Tips upended the winless Mustangs. Summer Jespersen, Ashley Tinney and Jessie Murphy, all Vernon products, and Oyama’s Phoenix Lawrey, each supplied one assist. The other local members of the Tips were: Ali Roine, Catlyn Marshall, Mykaila Head, Jenna Lazar and Kylie Assi. Meanwhile, the Vernon Kingfishers defeated host West Kelowna Knights 11-3 in 2005 Spring AAA hockey action Sunday.
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The Okanagan Ball Hockey League (Vernon Whalers and Flyers) has won back-to-back provincial championships, creating quite a buzz for the sport in the region. Former B.C. Hockey League snipers like Bryce Kakoske, Dave Robinson and Leath Gare, and WHL grad James Dobrowolski give the sport instant credibilty. “With fast-paced games utilizing quick hands and strong team play, increasingly, amateur and professional athletes are turning to ball hockey to enhance their skills during the spring and summer seasons,” said Vernon’s Erik Locke, commissioner of the Okanagan league. Official B.C. sanctioned leagues start play in May. Men, women, youth, and children’s leagues are always looking for new teams and players. Adult league champions (games held at Wesbild Centre) qualify for entrance to select provincial and Western Canadian tournaments, while this summer Vernon will host the World Under-18 Ball Hockey Tournament. Vernon has also been chosen to hold the 2013 provincials. “Ball Hockey is growing fast because it is fun, competitive, well organized, and inexpensive to play,” said Locke. “Sponsorship and employment opportunities exist for those wishing to become part of the Okanagan Ball Hockey League for 2012.” Contact Locke, at 250-863-7419 or Eriklocke@ telus.net.
CALENDAR THURSDAY MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Portland Winterhawks, Game 4 in best-of-seven ﬁrst-round playoff series, 7:05 p.m., Prospera Centre.
FRIDAY SENIOR C LACROSSE – Armstrong Shamrocks Ice Breaker: Shamrocks vs Vernon Royals, 6:30 p.m.; Prince George Old Stylers vs Kelowna Raiders, 8 p.m.; Kamloops Rattlers vs Spruce Grove Slash, 9:30, Nor-Val Sports Centre.
SATURDAY SENIOR C LACROSSE – Armstrong Shamrocks Ice Breaker: Vernon Royals vs Kamloops, noon; Kelowna vs Spruce Grove, 1:30; Armstrong vs Prince George, 3 p.m.; Kelowna vs Kamloops, 5:30 p.m.; Armstrong vs Spruce Grove, 7:00; Vernon vs Prince George, 8:30, Nor-Val Sports Centre. ROLLER DERBY – Spring Fever Double Header: Armstrong B Team vs Tournament City Derby Girls of Kamloops; Armstrong A Raggedy Rollers (as featured on TSN) vs Kelowna Peach Tarts, 6 p.m., Hassen Memorial Arena, Armstrong. Tickets $14 at the door. Kids 13 and under free.
REC HOCKEY VERNON HOCKEY LEAGUE (PLAYOFFS) MONDAY Game 8 @ Wesbild Centre RE POSTILL & SONS ORPHANS 6 – Bryce Kakoske 1+3, Rob Bauml, Ryan Kempton, Brad Sindlinger, Joe Dolling, Jeremy Silzer, Chris Bradford 2A, Leath Gare 2A. Goalie: Jason Silzer 27 saves KASPER DENTURE RED WINGS 5 – Jason Kasper 2, Jarett Watts, Brett Bond, Trevor Keenan, Blair Fernley 3A. Goalie: Jason Chasca 13 saves Game 7 @ Wesbild Centre RE/MAX RANGERS 2 – Steve Vallier, Tim Proctor. Goalie: Danny Todosychuk 18 saves KALAVIDA FLYERS 1 – Logan Massie. Goalie: Byron Tiggelaar 19 saves SUNDAY Game 6 @ Priest Valley Arena TEALE UTILITY CANUCKS 14 – Linc Dougan 5+1, Chris Usselman 4+1, Mike Burke 2+2, Darcy Quiring 1+6, Troy Killingbeck 1+4, Brad Wick 1+4, Jeremy Lanaway 2A. Goalie: Steven Clark 21 saves KAL TIRE KNIGHTS 4 – Robbie Edwards 2, Bobby Nicholls, Tom Nagy, Taylor Summerfelt 2A. Goalie: Wyatt Warnes 18 saves Game 5 @ Wesbild Centre BBC BLACKHAWKS 5 – Sean Kober 3, Corey Webb, Teagan Blair, Ryan Black 2A, Jared Sochan 2A. Goalie: Jamie Bond 17 saves AQUATICO BAY BAR & GRILL SHARKS 2 – Mike Fochler, Dallas Smithson, Brad Phillips 2A. Goalie: Chris Kingdon 34 saves. SATURDAY Game 4 @ Priest Valley Arena M&K READY-MIX BRUINS 4 – Don Hunter 2, Tyler Galenzoski, Jeff Scott, Chris Church 2A. Goalie: Shane Hillman 176saves. MFC BULLS 4 – Taylor Jackson, Jeff Mushaluk, Kevin Beckner. Goalie: Sean Reynolds 32 saves. Game 3 @ Priest Valley Arena GODARD EXCAVATING PREDATORS 8 – Luc Blinkhorn 3+1. Andy Stein 3, Logan Stockley, Cody Keller, Danny Stein 4A, Jordan Nixon 2A, Trevor Abel 2A. Goalie: Danny Robert 19 saves. ROYAL LEPAGE WHALERS – Curtis Wakelin, Darrell Rahier, Marc Bevan, Jason Carleton. Goalie: James Scherck 24 saves. Game 2 @ Wesbild Centre KALAVIDA FLYERS 1 (BY DEFAULT) – CANUCKS 0 – Game 1 @ WESBILD CENTRE RE/MAX RANGERS 3 – Richard Jodoin shootout winner, Steve Vallier, Sawyer Mick. Goalie: Kyle Ostrass 14 saves. BLACKHAWKS 2 – Mike Mason, Sean Kober. Goalie: Bond 20 saves.
NOTEBOOK BASEBALL - Vernon & District Baseball Association will hold a coach’s information nights Monday, April 2 @ 7 p.m. @ the Vernon Lodge. Coaches needed in T-ball and Midget. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is open online: www.vernonbaseball.com. CYCLING/SKIING - The 20th annual Up and Down Spin and Stride rec race goes Saturday, March 31 at 8 a.m., starting and ﬁnishing at the Zellers parking lot. Cycle to Sovereign Lake, carrying your skis, then ski to the top of Silver Star and back down, then cycle home. Call Les Sigal at 558-5526, or e-mail email@example.com. FASTBALL - Vernon Minor Fastball is hosting a Level 1 and Refresher umpire clinic, March 31, at the Winter Carnival ofﬁce (3401 35th Ave). Registration at 8:30 a.m. Contact Vic Rantio at 250-503-2321. FLOOR HOCKEY - Rec Services is taking registration for ﬂoor hockey starting Tuesday, April 3 for 7-9-year-oldsfrom 5:306:30 p.m. and 10-12-year-olds from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Call 5456035 or register in person at rec centre or Wesbild Centre. HOCKEY - Okanagan Training Rink is hosting high-performance programs for Bantam, Pee Wee and Atom players, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April 3-May 24. Bantams go 7:15-8:15 p.m.; Pee Wees and Atoms are 3:30-4:30 p.m. To register, call instructor Mike Burke at 250-307-4110. LACROSSE - North Okanagan Legends Minor Lacrosse registration is now on. First-time players register for half price. Register at Sun Valley Source for Sports or Diana’s Monogramming in Armstrong. For more information, visit www.legendslax.ca. SLO–PITCH - Ladies needed to ﬁll competitive team rosters for a season which runs Wednesday nights from April through June. Register as a single or by team @ vernon.ladies. firstname.lastname@example.org or call250-275-4811. Ladies must be 18 years or older. SLO–PITCH - The Vernon Mixed Slo-Pitch League is accepting team registrations for the spring season. It is an SPN-sanctioned 10-up league with all regular-season games played in Vernon. For more information, e-mail vernonmixedslopitch@ gmail.com, or visit the league’s Facebook page. SLO–PITCH - Teams or individuals interested in playing in the Vernon Men’s Competitive Slo-Pitch League are urged to call David Schaefer at 309-3619 or e-mail: email@example.com. SLO–PITCH - SPN Slo-Pitch umpire clinic goes Saturday, April 14. Contact Vic Rantio at 250-503 2321. SOCCER - Women’s teams require players to ﬁll rosters in Division 2, Masters and Super 8 (fun-ﬁlled) leagues for the spring/summer season. Visit: www.nowsa.webs.com. Two new Division 2 teams are looking for coaches. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. SOCCER - Rec Services is taking registration for Little Kickers 4-5-year-olds) soccer which goes Monday or Friday from 1-2 p.m. Call 545-6035 or register in person at rec centre or Wesbild Centre. SPRING HOCKEY - Okanagan Training Rink is now taking registration for kids fun spring league 3-on-3 hockey. Open to all ages and levels. Power skating and skill development classes included. Call head instructor Mike Burke at 250-307-4110 or 250-549-7468 (OTR).
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Bridge by Phillip Alder HOW DO YOU START DUMMY’S TRUMPS? Confucius said, “There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The ﬁrst is reﬂection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” Reﬂection -- analysis -is the best way to ﬁnd the answer to a deal. But we should not wish to limit our knowledge. And experience can make life easier, although, it is true, gaining it can be painful. What in your wisdom -opinion -- is the right play of the trump suit in this four-heart contract? West leads the club queen. South loses the ﬁrst three tricks, then wins the fourth with his spade ace.
This was a good deal for Stayman, since three notrump fails. (Declarer, unable to get to dummy to take the heart ﬁnesse, should end with only three spades, three hearts and two diamonds.) Use Stayman when you have minimum game points and a low doubleton (or singleton or void), as the North hand does here. South must ﬁrst get into the dummy by rufﬁng the third diamond. Then, since the trump ﬁnesse might need to be repeated, he must call speciﬁcally for the heart nine. When that holds, he continues with the heart queen. Here, assuming East does not cover, Declarer then plays dummy’s last heart to his jack, cashes the ace, and claims.
Note that if South starts with dummy’s heart queen, unblocking his 10 or jack, East should duck the ﬁrst round and cover the ninecontinuation to guarantee himself a trump trick. When you need to repeat a ﬁnesse, ﬁrst lead the lowest card that can hold the trick if the ﬁnesse is working.
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With deepest regret we announce the passing of Shelly on March 17, 2012, in Kelowna. She is survived by her Sons Ricky and Douglas Trudeau both of Ontario and her daughter Jacqui Cawthorn of Alberta. Shelly is also survived by her Parents Armand and Betty Gauthier of Vernon, and her brother David (Marianne) Gauthier of Cherryville and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Shelly will be missed by all, may she ¿nd peace. At request of the family there will not be a service or memorial at this time.
MARIAN DORIS STANLEY (nee Gauley) MARIAN DORIS STANLEY (nee Gauley) born November 3, 1921, went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2012 following a very brief illness. She did not suīer long. She passed away at her home in the Gateway Complex Care facility and the family wish to express hearƞelt thanks to all of her caregivers and friends there. Born in Weyburn, SK to Andrew (Ernie) & Florence (Annie) Gauley, she is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, William Stanley. She is predeceased by 2 sisters, Margaret & Bessie. Survived by son Bill (Cathy) Stanley, and daughters Heather (George) Malbeuf, Barbara (Paul) Kerbrat and Kathleen Brodie; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 2 under construcƟon, and many much loved nieces and nephews. DonaƟons to Gideon’s InternaƟonal are requested in lieu of Ňowers. Services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 11:00 am at Assman’s Funeral Chapel in Prince George, with a recepƟon to follow at Gateway Complex Care facility. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, with a recepƟon to follow at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.
PETER DRUSKIN 1924 – 2011
The family of Peter Druskin announce his passing on December 30, 2011. Peter has now joined his grandson, Gordon Druskin (1995) and his beloved wife, Annie Rae Druskin (2009). Peter was a proud veteran, serving his country during the Second World War, and was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a Lumby resident for over 25 years, and was a former longtime resident of Surrey. Peter leaves behind 5 children: Ross, Alan, Brian, Barbara and Dale; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and extended family members. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held in the Lumby Legion Hall on Saturday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.
KIRWIN, Philomena Margaret March 2, 1929 March 23, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved mother, Philomena Margaret Kirwin passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Our mother is survived by Ann (Bill) May, Irene (Bruce) Morrison, Victor, Mervin (Sue). She also leaves behind her 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She will be forever missed by her 3 sisters and 4 brothers and all the MarƟn families. She was predeceased by her husband Conrad (Connie). In lieu of Ňowers please send donaƟons to North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506-27 Avenue Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:00 P.M. at St. James Catholic Church (2607-27 Street Vernon, BC). Funeral service will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Thursday, March 29 at 11:00 A.M. We would also like to say Thank You to Dr. Williams and Dr. Armanious, as well as the nurses and staī from 2 West at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, who were absolutely fantasƟc. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternaƟves.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
WEIDMAN Hildegarde (Hilde) Dorothea Weidman (nee Koss) was the fourteenth, and last, child of Lydia and Leopold Koss. She was born on the family farm near the hamlet of Inglis, MB, on September 26, 1922. She was baptized and conﬁrmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Inglis and has been a faithful and active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon for many years. Hilde moved to Vernon in 1943, where she met and married Ron Weidman. They moved to a farm at Rollings Lake near Lumby. There, two daughters, Bev and Donna, were born. After moving to Coldstream in 1961, Hilde taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, served on the altar guild, as an ofﬁcer for the church women, and president of the seniors group. She served on the Coldstream Planning Commission, and volunteered for the Mental Health Association and Community Kitchens for many years. Gardening and ﬂower arranging were her passions, as well as landscape painting. After several months of poor health, Hilde died on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Ron, all of her siblings, her son-in-law, Dean Francis, and a grand-daughter, Anne. She is survived by her daughters, Bev Weidman and Donna Francis, sonin-law Tim Johnson, grand-daughter Jenny Francis, grandsons Dave (Carly) and Drew (Amanda) Johnson, Aaron Francis (Nguyen Vo), and great-grandsons Nghi Le and Maximilian Ming Francis. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard D. Schulz ofﬁciating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Hilde to Canadian Lutheran World Relief or Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1204-30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1Z5 Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
Newell, Vernon Thomas Newell, Vernon Thomas passed away peacefully in Vernon on March 20, 2012 in his 90th year. Vern was predeceased by his wife Marianne and his brother Bill. He is survived by his daughter Arla Hewlett, his grandson Jason (Jessica) and his wee great- grandson Griffon. He was loved by his sisters Marjorie Couefﬁn, Doreen Sharpe, Jean Beazley (Dick) and his sister-in-law Irene. He also leaves behind a special lady, Marion Martin, with whom he shared many delightful times and trips in his later years. Vern was born in Vernon on August 2, 1922 and lived there except for his service in the Army, until 1953 when he moved to Kamloops. He began his career as a ﬁreman at the DND Navy Depot and worked there until it closed in 1964. After stints at Mt. Lolo and Victoria he retired from CFB Chilliwack. Vern was a proud ﬁreman and he loved the camaraderie in the ﬁre halls. He moved back to Vernon after his wife died and enjoyed several more years of an independent and active life. He will forever be remembered and cherished by all who knew him. He spent his ﬁnal years at the Gateby Centre. All the family would like to thank the staff for the wonderful care he received. Cremation was in the care of the Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Later in the spring, a celebration of Vern’s life will be held at a gathering of friends and family in Vernon. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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DARMOKID, MARY (nee Blosky) DARMOKID, MARY (nee Blosky) on March 22, 2012 in Vernon, BC at the age of 95 years. Born in Poland on November 18, 1916. Mary was predeceased by her husband Mike in 1970 and son Roger in 1966. She is survived by her loving family: daughter Sonja (Wil) Van Der Meer of Salmon Arm, BC; grandchildren; Craig (Bridgette) Van Der Meer of Ft. St. John, Curtis (Cherie) Van Der Meer of Whitecourt, AB and Chris Van Der Meer of Whitecourt, Alberta; also four great grandchildren; Bailey, Trinity, Landis and Ryann as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary always lived for her family, especially her grandsons and their families. She spoke of them every day; she had an inďŹ‚uence in bringing them up to be the wonderful men they are today. She was proud of them and also loved her son in law and thought he was â€œthe best guy in the worldâ€?, with the respect and love he showed her. He especially loved her cooking: the stir-frys, which she called â€œHashâ€?, Borscht, Perogies and cabbage rolls. She always had a big garden and lived in her home until she moved to Coldstream in her late 92nd year. She made new friends easily and was happy and healthy. Mary worked as a Dietary Aid at the Delview Hospital until she retired. The family would like to thank, Dr. Lemiski, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Staff of 3 North, Coldstream Meadows staff where she spent the last three years and all the Interior Health Care Aids. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC, with Pastor Larry Dyck ofďŹ ciating. A time of fellowship will follow at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, memorial donations in Maryâ€™s name may be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2.
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Kelowna company doubling in size. Complete training provided. Must be 18+ years of age. Permanent positions, $2500+/mo to start. Promotions within 30-90 days. No Experience Needed.
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.
Come and Join Our Dynamic Care Team! We are taking applications for a dual-role casual position
Call 250-860-3590 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
////////// Farm workers, Laborers & Orchard Workers needed at Bagry Bros. Orchards Ltd. 317 French Rd, Vernon, $9.56/hr. June-Oct. 250-542-2136. Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail email@example.com
LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? WHY NOT TRY FULL & PART TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES for highly motivated individuals with exceptional retail experience. If you have previous experience in a retail environment and are interested in an opportunity for career growth with competitive wages and a medical and dental beneﬁt plan. Must be willing to work weekends. Please submit current resume to: 3325 - 31st Ave Vernon, B.C. V1T 2H5
As a result of continued growth Kal Tire has an opening for a Production Coordinator based out of our Equipment Centre – just north of Vernon. The successful applicant will be responsible for the coordination of work to ensure the successful completion of production schedules and shipments in pursuance of business goals. The Production Coordinator will work closely with Purchasing, Production, Sales and Shipping to ensure client orders are met within the given timeframe. Through the effective management of targets, goals and production ef¿ciencies, the Production Coordinator will ensure the ongoing success of the Production team. The Production Coordinator will improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction. 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. 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 this opportunity. Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the job title in the subject line by April 7th, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. Review other job opportunities at the Kal Tire Website www.kaltire.com/careers
North Okanagan Hospice Society oﬀers: • Quality end-of-life care to the dying and their loved ones in a home-like environment • A supportive team environment where caring, integrity, cooperation and humour are valued • A workplace where individual contributions are appreciated As Housekeeper you are responsible for maintaining a clean and attractive environment in a gentle manner which respects the privacy & dignity of clients. As Cook you are responsible for all aspects of the food service program for residents of Hospice House. In food preparation and service, the cook works collaboratively with care staff and volunteers.
Qualiﬁcations: Custodial Worker Training and/or experience. Culinary Arts Training and experience. Please visit our website at www.nohs.ca to and to view the full position description To join our team email your resumé, including your philosophy of end-of-life care, before April 5, 2012 Attention: Leigh Van Dyke Client Support Services Manager Email: email@example.com
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Report Writing Assistant MUST HAVE proﬁciency in MS Word and working knowledge in Excel and Photoshop. Please email resume to admin@macdougallappraisals .com or Fax: 250-260-3748. SEAMSTRESS job available. Small western apparel manufacturer based between Armstrong and Vernon. To start immediately. $12.00 per hour to start. Full time position to start, then part time as summer approaches. Please call for an interview 250 546-2860. Diane Seasonal Crew Leaders wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). Previous experience required. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately June 15th. 2012. Work includes leading multiple cherry picking teams while maximizing quality and efﬁciency. Pay range $16$18/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org Seasonal 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. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately June 15th. 2012. Work includes but is not limited to cherry picking, sorting, tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at email@example.com Seasonal Sorting Manager wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). Must have own transportation. Successful candidates must have in depth knowledge of cherries and cherry grading, as well as a minimum of 5 years experience managing a cherry sorting room, including quality control and phytosanitary systems. Experience with Unitec equipment preferred. Applicant must be capable of working in cool weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately June 10th. 2012. Work includes but is not limited to managing 100+ sorting workers while maximizing efﬁciencies. Pay range $28$40/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. www.HWC-BC.com
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IMMEDIATE PART TIME/FULL TIME opening for a highly motivated, customer service driven individual for our retail store. The successful candidate should have a good understanding of hardware lines & related products, previous retail experience & reasonable computer skills. Building supply & Lumber experience is also an asset. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please drop off resume to Home Building Centre - Vernon. Attention: Assistant Store Manager
WANTED Experienced servers and dishwashers needed. Apply in person with resume to
YAT SEN RESTAURANT 4011 32nd Street, Vernon 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.
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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.
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: email@example.com Kelowna Paciﬁc Railway Ltd. has an immediate opening for a clerk position in our Vernon ofﬁce. Valid BC driver’s license, strong computer skills in Excel and data base as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook are required for this position. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Production Artwork /Junior DesignerAre you familiar with Indesign and Corel, self motivated,good with detail and clients. Full time employment withbeniﬁts. Send Resume with Salary expectations by emailto: email@example.com in Vernon
Medical/Dental Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771 Fast Paced Medical Specialist ofﬁce looking for regular P/T MOA. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Trades, Technical TICKETED STIFF BOOM CRANE OPERATOR welding and/or steel fabricating experience an asset. Ph: 250-542-5557 Fax: 250-542-4562 email: email@example.com
Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 **A1. DUMP RUNS, MOVING, All Renovations, Painting, Floors. Paul @ 250-550-4256 Man with truck. Reasonable rates per load or by the hour. Carlos 250-558-1077. Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Small landscape jobs. Call (250)307-0725 Mobile Pressure Washing Driveways, siding, decks, awnings, vehicles & more. Best Rates. 250-558-4844 Professional pruned trees, trim hedges, general yard maintenance. (778)475-2858 Repairs, Painting, Sundecks, Stairs, Handrails, Ramps, Rooﬁng, Fences, Senior Discount, Call (250)260-8828, 250-542-4716 Will Do Reno’s, build decks, fences, more. Skilled Journeyman, Great Rates. 558-4844
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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
542-8620 Trades, Technical
Commercial Transport Mechanic, Vernon Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Must be a licensed Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic and have a valid BC CVIP Inspector certiﬁcation, with air brakes endorsement. Valid BC Class 2 driver’s licence with air preferred. Clean and friendly work environment. Shift work. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to doreen.stanton@ﬁrstgroup.com or fax 250-542-4493. We are an equal opportunity employer
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
Call 1-866-642-1867 MONEYPROVIDER.COM $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. SMALL BUSINESS Grants start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca
Pets & Livestock
Pets & Livestock
Garden & Lawn
Feed & Hay
PRUNING & ROTOTILLING Trees, hedges & yard clean up. Call Eric (250)306-3408
*HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
DOBERMAN pups, Ready May 2. Females & males, $850.ea (778)212-2468
Home Improvements BLINDS/DRAPERY Repaired in your home. Installations also available 250-558-9119 dragonﬂeas@hotmail.com
McLeery Ranch, Armstrong. Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, exc hay $6. Haylage $40., Dry Rounds $50.; 1250-546-0420, 250-503-8184
Round bales, grass or mix 900lb, $45-60 bale, small square bales, 70lb, mix $3-6 bale (250)546-6545 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cattle manure for sale, composted or fresh. Fir bark mulch.$20 per yard on orders over 30 yards. 250-838-6630.
Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
Rubbish Removal PT student: basement, garage cleanout Small moving jobs ok 1-Ton CubeVan 250-260-3196
Pets & Livestock
Shear Dimensions Hair Design invites you to visit Tiffany & Tammy on our website: w w w. s h e a r d i m e n s i o n s . c a (250)549-5201
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
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com DIAL-A-LAW: ACCESS free information on BC law. 604687-4680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer referral service. Need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.
Cleaning Services SPARKLING House cleaning, daily, weekly, monthly, reasonable rates, move-in/outcleans. Personal Care Aide Available. Pat 250-540-0214
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Feed & Hay 32 round bales, net wrapped, 1230lbs, dry, 2nd cut, alfalfa/grass, feed analysis, $160/ton, Vernon, 250-5583008. ALFALFA and alfalfa grass,round bales approx. 550 lbs. $40 each. Undercover, 100 plus bales Armstrong 250546-9974 or 250-260-8253 Dairy quality 2nd & 3rd cut alfalfa 3x3x8 bales,test avail, Delivery avail. Shavings & sawdust available as well. 250-838-6630. Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Good quality Hay, Grass mix, heavy square bales. Barn stored, no rain, (250)5429419, 250-309-5956 Grass Alfalfa mix hay for sale, excellent quality $5/bale (250)546-6690 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 Hay for sale Timothy & Alfalfa $5/bale (250) 547-6334
Round bales, mix alfalfa & grass for sale, no rain. 1 (250)546-0147
LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:
250-938-0868 Bred Registered Dexter Cow/calf pair, perfect for small acreage $2000 for all 3, 250549-0441
Pets ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY
Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.
Phone (250) 545-7535
JACK Russell puppies wormed & ﬁrst shot, ready to go, 1-(250)832-1592 REG Shelties, 12 wks., sables, 1st shots, chipped. $500-$600. 250-549-2246, e-mail “email@example.com”
Merchandise for Sale
Appliances #1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649 Kenmore high capacity dryer, white, new condition, $100.obo. (250)549-3583 Maytag Dishwasher, very clean, $100, (250)260-4435
Auctions ANTIQUE AUCTION Sunday, April 1, 12pm Visit: carlinhallauctions.com No Buyer Fee 250-835-2126 Restaurant Auction Kelowna Sandwich Restaurant Newer quality equip. Apr 5th @ 6pm 243 Bernard Ave Kelowna. (250)545-3259, View photo at doddsauction.com
Building Supplies Used tin, various lengths. Also some coloured. $1.251.50/lineal ft. Call Mike (250)838-6959
3 male Shit-tzu Bechon cross puppies, 10wks old, multi-colored, $350. (250)835-8616
BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class April 5th. Enroll now, class ﬁlls fast. (250)558-5322
Cherry Hydro cooler, 2 compressors, 7.5hp & 5hp, stainless steel tank, 40-50 boxes per hour, good condition, $50,000obo, (250)498-9696
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.
REG. SALE MACHINE SALE SHAVINGS & SAWDUST THURS. APR. 5 SAT. APR. 14 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS www.valleyauction.ca or call us at 250-546-9420 Livestock
BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR - Regular & Screened Sizes -
REIMER’S FARM SERVICES
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE
’ It s our job to make RV care easy, affordable and convenient. We offer guaranteed repairs and personalized service for you and your RV. √ No Job To Big √ All Insurance Claims √ All Extended Warranty Claims
We want your business! SERVICE DEPT. 6395 HWY 97N VERNON B.C.
903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C.
Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan firstname.lastname@example.org • www.valleyauction.ca
s Dodd Dodd s WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 • 6:00 P.M.
★★ 5 STORAGE LOCKERS CONTENTS & MORE ★★ FURNITURE: Antique Couch & Chair Set, Antique Dresser w/Mirror, 3 pce Antique Dresser w/Mirror, Armoire, 2 Drawer w/Doors Dresser, Buffet & Hutch, 6 Drawer Dresser, Lge Desk, Round Table w/Leaf & 4 Chairs, 1 King Size - 1 Queen Size & 1 Double Box & Matt Sets, 1 Lge & 1 Sm Fireplace, Collector Coins & Bills & More. APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS: G.E. Proﬁle White Fridge, 2 Frigidaire White Apt Size Fridges, KitchenAid Stainless Built-in Convection Oven, Apt Size Danby Deep Freeze, Stainless Amana Under Counter Microwave, Kitchen Trek Table Top Sm Dishwasher, Water Coolers, Sunn Amp, Sony Audio-Video Centre, DVD Players, 13” to 32” TV’s, Hitachi Stereo, Theatre Research Surround Sound System, Hitachi Stereo, Ariston Black Dishwasher & More. TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: Tradesman 10” Wood Band Saw, Scroll Saw, Power Tools, Air Tools, Hand Tools, 3 HP Evinrude Outboard Motor, Compressor, Air Riﬂes, Skis, Snowboards, Fishing Equipment & Sporting Goods & More.
1996 Pontiac Sunﬁre, 1984 Ford F150 1/2 Ton Truck, MXZ Yellow Bombardier Ski-Doo, 1987 Ford Bronco w/Plow
www.doddsauction.com Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon
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HOME MAINTENANCE / RENOVATIONS CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN
Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Lawn & Garden Care
• Renos • Repairs • Home Projects • Kitchen • Bathroom • Electrical • Plumbing • Carpentry • 25 Yrs Exp
HANDS Renovations & Repairs TIM 250-307-8772 Quality Work Guaranteed
Mark Usselman • 250.308.9384 • email@example.com Supplier & Installer of Windows & Doors ~ 25 Years Experience
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TUB TO SHOWER • CUSTOM SHOWERS • TUBS VANITIES • COUNTERTOPS • SINKS • FAUCETS • TOILETS ACCESSORIES • TILING • DESIGN • PACKAGES
250.308.6230 BUSINESS DIRECTORY
250-550-7900 CLEANING 3D
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
Nu-Look Homeworks Complete Renovations * Repairs * Decks * Fences “Framing to Flooring”
* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products
Tannis 250-558-8552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meridian Commercial Cleaning
Ron Kleefman 250-309-0435
DRYWALL DAVIES DRYWALL CUSTOM HOME DRYWALLER NEW OR RENO BOARD, TAPE & SPRAY CALL KYLE 250-308-4663
Delivery Door to Door Pick Up & Delivery & Moving Service
ONLY $50/HOUR Call Scott: 250-306-0133
OVER 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Big enough to do the job, small enough to care!
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
549-0115 “EXTERIOR’S ONLY”
SPECIALIZING IN EXTERIOR FINISHES HARDI - BOARD - STUCCO - CEDAR - VINYL - DECKS & FENCES
KALAMALKA ACCOUNTING SERVICES
Bookkeeping Services • Small Businesses • Free Consultation • Free Delivery for business Robyn 250-306-5283
DECKS & PATIOS
All work guaranteed • Free Estimates Serving Vernon since 1990 Get my quote and compare
• PAINTING • RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN
Plan your deck or patio project now and ENJOY IT this summer!
College Pro PAINTERS
INCOME TAX SERVICE E-FILE Specializing in Small Businesses
Residential Exterior Painting
• Quality Work • Competitively Priced • 2 Year Warranty
Call Ray Telephone: 250-542-0615
ACCOUNTING • INCOME TAX • BOOKKEEPING Free delivery for businesses & seniors
Rainbow City Painters
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
Jed - (250) 306-7704
WINDOWS & DOORS Windows, Doors & now...
TO ADVERTISE IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
LICENSED AND INSURED
Insured * References * Guaranteed
QUALITY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS INC.
• Full Renovations • Cert. Vinyl Deck Inst. • All Your Reno Needs • Painting & Home Design
503-4606 • 558-3352
Mark of Excellence
BILL’S HOME REPAIR • Painting (Exterior & Interior) • Wood, Chainlink, Vinal Fencing
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
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Steam Clean Cleaning ing “The Ultimate in Carpet Cleaning”
Renovation Specialists - We Can Do It! NEW Quality Professional Installations
Showroom 2001 - 43 St, Vernon BC • 250-542-1294
* Commercial * Residential * Automative
Call Clayte: 250-503-7701
CABINETRY Bonnici Custom Woodwork
Furniture, Cabinets & Repairs. Bring your ideas, we customize!
New Construction or Renovations KV Fairglass is the authorized dealer for Milgard Windows in the North Okanagan Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY
• Installations • Wood windows • Vinyl - Fiberglass - Aluminum • All milgard windows c/w Suncoat Lowe Glass • Free Estimates … 2 to 3 Week Delivery
Toll Free 1-800-661-8003 1044 Middleton Way, Vernon • 545-6096 • Fax (250) 545-1977
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OK Landing Lawn & Garden
• HEDGE & SHRUB, TRIM & SHAPE • TREE PRUNING & REMOVAL • LAWN MOWING • WEED • PLANT • CLEAN-UP • DUMP HAUL • ETC.
COMMERCIAL | RESIDENTIAL | STRATA
• Mowing, Aeration • Leaf Removal, Nutrient Management • Weeding, Pruning, Shrub & Hedge Shaping
250-558-5342 • 250-550-9405
CONCRETE & CONSTRUCTION
COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATES 250-540-6000 RANDY
Clean up • Maintenance • Seasonal Contracts
Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268
FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, ﬁr or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932
the classiﬁeds 250-550-7900 Garage Sale Directory Starting Friday, April 13th. Call The Classiﬁed Department 250-550-7900
Furniture Complete queen bedroom suite, w/boxspring and mattress, like new cond.,white. $400.250-542-9761. KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 L shaped computer desk darkwood with hutch and ofﬁce chair $225, Bdrm Armoire, light oak. $100 (250)549-0441 Oak roll top desk, single pedestal ﬁling drawer.$300. Computer desk. $100. 250-5454820. Palliser Swivel Rocker Recliner & Reclining Loveseat $750obo (250)542-8904 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647
Garden Equipment 2010 22hp Husky Lawn Tractor, New used 5X. $2300. 6’x8’ util trailer $625. (250)547-0267 7hp Troy built, rear tine, Rototiller, good shape, $1350 Older Snapper commercial power rake, $225, newer Lemmer Line Painting machine, also Wagner Line Painting machine, 4x8 enclosed trailer, $650 (250)550-5386
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”
BLUE TARPS 10X8 weave (Medium Duty) STARTING AT
WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)
BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)
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!
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3325 31ST AVE., VERNON 250-545-9820 • OUT OF TOWN CALL 1-800-663-2887
Heavy Duty Machinery
Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs
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Hardwood and Tile
• Raise & Level Sunken Concrete • Mudjacking • Polyurethane Lifting • Residential • Commercial • Free Estimates
- Framing - Siding/Rooﬁng Hardi Plank/Vinyl - Decks/Patios - Renos Complete - Post & Beam
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Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
WANTED: Min. Length 5 Octive keyboard, 61+keys, w/foot pedal & possible stand. (250)547-6804 Linda
Cardboard Bulk bins - Barrel bins $30.ea, Acrylic bins lg $20.sm $10.ea (250)547-2221
Beautiful wood china cabinet, w/4 glass doors & wood decorated. 3 drawers/4 drawers, in great condition. $400. obo. Sewing table 48x72 panel folds back , drawers & shelves. $150. obo. 250-5421890. 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. Dining room table/ 6 padded chairs $100, Myer Sum Pump, new $60, 3 Imperial Gal Crock $25, Singers Portable Sewing Machine, $125 Retro, (250)503-2003 King size Sealy Posturepedic Crown Jewel mattress & low proﬁle box springs. New $500. 250-542-4511. Mans suit jacket, size 44, blue/black check,$40.Mens Health Spot shoes, size 9w, black, $40. Never worn.250545-4820. MOVING SALE High quality entertainment wall unit $350.; Sirius Satellite Boombox. Brand new in box, never opened. Only $79.; JVC and Samsung DVD players $25 ea.; Husqvarna push mower (go green, no motor) $50.; Samsung video cam, barely used $75.; Janome sewing machine $50. Toshiba 20” TV with built in DVD $50.; 2 Computer desks $30 ea. Call 250.307.4478 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Patio or deck set 51” Octagon glass top table w/4 cushioned chairs to match, good cond. Call Fred 250-542-9878. Pro Steam Carpet Cleaner $125, Older Westinghouse Self Clean Stove $100, Large jointed puppy pen $50, Air puriﬁer $400, 250-558-1091 R.C. 1967 Harley with Harley wall clock $300, also 1 wooden one $75, (250)549-7015 Small writing desk 40” high w/3 drawers $40 (250)5456783
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
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Medical Supplies Furniture Emporium WANTED: Good used Medical equipment, walkers, power lift chairs, scooters and other items. Phone 250-545-0240 Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, New Stair & Platform Lifts, Kel: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca
Misc. for Sale
STORE CLOSING OKANAGAN SMALL APPLIANCE EVERYTHING
3100 - 29 Ave. MUST GO!! Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:00 for the month of March
BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259
5,000 BTU A/C, $50. 10,000 BTU A/C, $200. Sunstar High Speed Commercial Sewing Machine $700. Call (250)5428280 after 5pm
Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener NO JOB TOO Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care SMALL * Residential * Commercial * Strata firstname.lastname@example.org SPRING CLEANUP & PRUNING NOW Call or email jan for Free Estimate 250-550-5386
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Call Jake BUS. 250-503-1270 | CELL. 250-351-5478
RES & COMM • VERNON & AREA
- Foundations - Concrete Floors - Driveways - Retaining Walls - Sidewalks/Curbs - Suspended Slabs
WANT TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR PROPERTY? sales associates average more experience and more sales per agent than their Competitors. There is no substitute for experience. Why not call a top negotiator today at Vernon 250-549-4161; Armstrong 250-546-3119; Lumby 250-547-9266; Enderby 250-838-0025 (Not intended To Solicit Properties Currently Listed For Sale)
SNOWBOARD PACKAGE Inc. Ride board 155 cm, size 7.5 Ninety Two boots, Bolle helmet, Spy goggles. Barely used. Awesome deal at only $250! Call 250.307.4478 Solid Oak china cabinet & hutch.$250. 250-545-0937. STAND UP PADDLEBOARD 2011 Surftech 12’6” Bark Competitor High Quality Performance board with carbon ﬁber. Only used 1 season. $2495 plus tax new, will sell for $1800. Call 250.307.4476 after 6 pm. STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure. 1-800668-5111 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 1-800668-5422. 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 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 XBOX 360 package 20 GB console with 1 controller, plug and play charger kit, Turtle Beach ear force X1 headset. Incl. 4 games. Only $150! Call 250.309.9878 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.
Misc. Wanted All season tires or summer tires for 2002 Mustang GT. 245/45/17. 250-540-6848. 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 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556
Houses For Sale
Real Estate Acreage for Sale $164,020 11.8 acres cabin Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Pic’s email email@example.com 19.4 Acres, 8km east of Enderby off Mable Lake Rd, on Watershed Rd. Trees, ﬁelds bordering on Crown Land, plenty of water, $265,000. (250)838-9971
Apt/Condos for Sale 1150sqft, 2-bdrm, 2-bath Condo, 204 Kal Lake Rd, Recent upgrades, $223,000 250-938-8446 CLEAN 2 bdm 1 bath tiles hardwood new tub covered parking. Suit quiet person $150,000 or $700/month firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale By Owner 1 A Excellent Opportunity, spacious 3bdrm T/House, yard, central, clean, 250-5420060
Houses For Sale
Brand new 2500 sq ft home. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Triple car garage. All appliances included. Close to schools, parks, lake.
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Mr. Mobile Home Certiﬁed Factory Outlet. Spaces Available, Your location or crawlspace/basement models. Show homes 1680 Ross Rd. Kelowna 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent $595. Cozy, clean, 720 sq. ft., 1 bdrm garden apartment. Close to all amenities. You have your own park. NP, References required. 250-542-7723 to view.
1-bdrm 55+ close to Schubert Centre, secure u/g pkg, clean $850.util/incl 250-540-7757
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
Discover the Secret!
Large country main, on 3 acres, between Hillview and V.S.S. schools, 2 bdrm, f/p, balcony, large carport, garage, all util & appl., incl., $1350. Avail Immed 250-549-3535. New 3-bdrm home, Avail Apr 1, in Enderby, incl appl, a/c, f/p, lawn care, 2-car garage & much more. $1475/mo incl util (250)550-4096 NICE 1700 sq ft mobile on 2 acres. 3brm, 1 bath, lrg deck, lrg addition, 5 newer appl, wood stove. Horses, pets ok. Horse shelter/hay shed, access to trails. $ 1000/mo + util. NS. DD + refs reqd. 20 min N of Vernon. 250 379 2614.
2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $750/mo. 3712 Commonage Cr. (250)542-6620 2-bdrm, $800 util incl, cat ok, bus route, Avail now.1-250707-0604, or 1-250-801-1060 2 bdrm basement suite, East Hill, avail immed., pet friendly. $750mth. R.R. 250-275-3194. 2-bdrm, daylight, f/s, avail immed, 4104 Okanagan Ave, $750 util/incl, 250-306-3809 Absolutely Gorgeous! Brand New 1000sqft, Large Bedroom + Den $975/mo 250-542-5659 Avail Apr 1/12 bsmt bachelor suite for single quiet person, n/p, n/s, parking, $550/mo References (250)542-9107 Coldstream, clean, 1bdrm, partly furnished, w/d, perfect for student, $700. all inclusive. 250-542-8302. Enderby, 2-bdrm, 1-bath, laundry, garage, no pets, incl util, $725 Apr1, (250)938-0149 Enderby (rural) 1bdrm $650, Bachelor $450. both incl all util, sat/int., 250-558-9171. HARWOOD area - Large 1 bedroom suite with European shower, (no Bath) Gas Fireplace, Separate entrance, Shared laundry, Quiet tenant only, ns, np $650 incl utilities not phone or cable. Avail. Apr.1st 250-545-6066 Lrge 1bdrm, ground level basement suite, large yard, quiet area, close to golf course, n/p, util incl. $700 + 1/2 month rent. Avail April 1. 250-542-5652. Newer 1bdrm furnished suite, priv.ent. laundry, np/ns, $750. anytime 1 (250)807-7816 Newer large 2bdrm, daylight suite 6520 Scott Rd $1000 incl util. Avail Now. 250-308-0793 RECENTLY renovated 2 bdrm, 1 bath, basement suite. Close to downtown Shopper’s and Safeway. Separate entrance. Includes gas heating. $800. 250-549-3338 to view. 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
2-bdrm, close DT, Avail Apr1, Refs & DD req. N/S, N/P, $800 utl&laundry incl 250-558-9656 2bdrm suite. $800pm. Secure d/t building, lrg storage room in-suite.Recently renovated. Call Joe 250-540-7961. 3bdrm, main ﬂoor of house Available May 1. Large yard, pet friendly. $1000. RR 250275-3194 3Bdrm, upstairs lrg home, n/s inside, pets ok, 1.5 bath, Armstrong area. $1000.+ shared util. Avail neg. (250)307-4919
MOVE IN INCENTIVES 1604 31st Street 45+ Building • NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean, • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator
Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:
250-503-1257 A New Tradition of Quality Living
Apartment for Rent
55+, no pets. Walking distance to Downtown Safeway. Top ﬂoor 2 bdrm,1 bath. In-suite laundry. UG parking. Secure entrance. Elevator. $875/month + damage deposit. Includes utilities. Cable, phone not incl. Available immediately. Call Kelly to view 250-306-8725
The CLIFFS Suites from$795 / mo Rent includes F/S, DW, A/C, heat, hydro, hot water, in-suite laundry and designated parking. N/S, N/P Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building.
2 Bedroom Apartment 4100 Alexis Park Drive Renovated and spacious, f/s, air. Move-in incentives.Call Betty
1, 2, & 3 BDRM
Senior oriented building across from Schubert Centre. Heat and hot water included. Inside scooter parking.
Call Mike or Christine
Columbia Apartments Available May 1 st
One bedroom apartment Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets.
To view call
250-545-1519 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown From $733 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
RENT INCENTIVE RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm - 38th Street & 27th Avenue; N/P; N/S; Adults; 250-275-8066 Enderby, clean, quiet 1bdrm, fully furnished, all inclusive. (250)838-9394 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 MOUNTAINVIEW PLACE 3700 28A St. 1 bdrm downtown, secure bldg, balcony w/nice city view, recently renovated, dw, f/s, a/c. Avail Apr1, NS $800/mo 250-558-2928 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
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
On-site Resident Manager.
2400 sq. ft. across from Central Hardware, great exposure. Available April 1. $1600 gross lease.
Good Incentives available with Lease Options
COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SPACE • OVERHEAD DOOR - 2038’ • $1400 PER MONTH GROSS CALL RAY @ 250-549-0198
2 bdrm 2 bath DELUXE. Gas F/P, Secure, mature adult building w/ Guest suite & Amenities. NS. (Cat OK) $995 incl. heat & UG parking. Ask for Long Term Discount! 250309-2000 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, level entry. (250)503-8946 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 Beautiful 2 bdrm, central, d/w, a/c, laundry, ns/np bus, now. $795.util incl. 250-260-8511 Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.
CALL ABOUT RENT INCENTIVES 1bdrm, 1bdrm + den, f/s, d/w, a/c, balcony, secure prkg, adult oriented, n/p. 250-545-5773 East Hill, Lakeview manor, bachelor suite, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry, util incl., Avail immed 250-260-5870. Enderby 1-bdrm, nice suite, $650/mo + Hydro, incl H.W. & heat, ref req, senior discount. (250)613-2670 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, Laundry facility. 250308-9299
Homes for Rent
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 325 sq ft in Alpine Centre. $375 Call (250)938-7669 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, ofﬁce space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203
Duplex / 4 Plex 2-bdrm, 1-bath, Ok.lakeview, deck, newly reno’d, f/s, w/d hookup, carport, n/s, n/p, Ref, $700+util (250)542-0892 2BDRM Easthill, daylight walkout suite, priv entry & laundry, F/S, W/D, G F/P, carport, N/S, N/dogs, $800+shared util. Avail now. 250-542-0825. 2bdrm near downtown, New Reno bright & clean- A must see! Small pets allowed. $800/mo+hydro 250-306-9385 3bdrm,1/2 duplex, 1/12 bath incl f/s, w/d hook ups, fenced yard and storage, recently reno’d. D.D. $500. Rent $1,000 + all util. 250-558-4280. 3-bdrm, 1-bath, Duplex, fenced backyard, n/s, n/p, incl central air, f/s, $850/mo + gas & hydro. Avail Immed, Ref Req, (250)545-6962 3 units for rent 1-3 bdrm $650-$900, Call Sean at 250-306-0959 or view at www.arttales.ca Coldstream 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, suits 2, $750. Avail April 1, walk distance to beach & schools (250) 503-1324
Homes for Rent 1*, 4 bed superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski chalet. April 1 to Oct 31, $1190. pm email@example.com
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Homes & Investment Property Specialist
• 1 bdrm lower suite, newly ﬁnished basement. New 5 appliances, galley kitchen, huge living room, small bedroom, Mission Hill area, on-street parking, no pets/smoking. $750, utilities included. • 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. • Completely furnished home ready for you to live on the lake. Boat launch & dock, lake views, 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, 5 appliances, 2 level outside deck, balcony of master bdrm, gar, storage under gar, parking across road. $2000 on a year lease.
1*, 5 BED superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski Chalet. April 1 to Oct 31 $2000 pm firstname.lastname@example.org 2bdrm house on large lot, close to Armstrong, f/s, w/d, n/s, DD RR, Apr15/May1 $750 +util 250-546-9481 after 6pm 2 plus den on 1/3 acre, large master bed, well kept mobile, very clean, can be partially furnished, only respond professional need apply. Ref a must, Myriad & OK Landing, Avail May 1, $1200 incl util & full cable, $950 without. (250)503-1383 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 4bdrm 1.5 bath renovated hobby farm/home on 28 beautiful acres in Lumby backing onto Crown Land, detached garage/shop,fs/wd.$3000+utils DD required.Responsible renters. Avail Apr 1. 250-769-1230 4BDRM DUPLEX W/SUITE Updated. D/w, w/d yard. Pets neg. N/S. Refs lease. $1200. 604-567-5562 AVAIL APRIL 1st. $1200 mo. Steps to Lake Ok. Clean, bright 2 bdrm Rancher. Lge lot, new ﬂooring, laundry/mud room. All appls, gas F/P, air cond, sunroom/dining or den, garage. Located in beautiful Fintry, a serene lakeside community approx. 40 min to Kelowna or Vernon. N/S, pet neg. refs req’d. Prefer long term. Call Leeann at 250-769-3065 or Kristi at 1-604-862-8039. Beautiful, 3-bdrm, 2-bath, upper, in Oyama, lakeview, 7min walk to beach, RV parking, $1150 + 1/2 util, Avail May 1, n/s, n/p,R.R. (250)549-6774 FALKLAND. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with big yard. Available April 1st. $1100 plus utilities. (250) 306-9025 Large 3bdrm, 1.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1100+util avail. immed, 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443,
Downtown Ofﬁce Space for Lease Single or multiple ofﬁces High trafﬁc location 250.550.4221 for details
Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, newly renovated, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 Furnished room for rent, $400-$425+d/d Incl util&cable 250-550-6348, 250-550-4740 ROOMMATE WANTED To share fully furnished brand new home on mission hill. Large yard, covered patio, laundry, parking and great view. $600 everything inc. Call Rachelle 250-309-3164
Storage M&K Storage 8x20 containers for rent, our yard, $100/mo. 24 hr access 47th Ave & 31 St. 250-545-2936. SPECIAL Yearly Rate Available.
Suites, Lower 1 Bdm w/study or 2 Bdm Lakeview Walkout in Exec Home off Tronson Sep Ent Jetted Bath Beach Shared Laun Quiet person NS/NP/No Dogs $975 inc util/cable/int 250-5033891 1bdrm $700/mo, lots of daylight, internet, cable & util incl, new bsmn’t, near schools, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1BDRM, Avail/now, priv.entry, patio, beautiful lakeview, walk to Kin Beach, priv. laundry, quiet area. NS/NP, $675 +$75 util. 250-503-2138. 1bdrm bsmt suite, Avail now. newly reno’d, sm pet welcome. $775.util incl. 250-540-7695. 1bdrm daylight, N/S, incl W/D, F/S, util. internet & satellite. 6km up Silver Star Rd. $650/mo. 250-542-4807, 250-558-8308 1-bdrm, Lower Easthill, util/incl, Ref & DD Req, $650, (250)558-9656 1bdrm New level entry, n/p, n/s, Lakeridge Place. $650.incl util & cable. 250-503-7883. 1 bedroom suite in Middleton. Available April 15. Laundry, utilities and satellite. $775. 250-545-3394 2-bdrm, 1-bath, basement suite, Private laundry, near Alexis Park school, $900/mo, util/incl, (250)308-8845
Homes for Rent
Suites, Upper 1*, 2 bed fully furnished and equipped Silver Star Chalet suite. April 1 to Oct 31. $800 pm. email@example.com 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. $625 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 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.
Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 incl utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent 1bdrm Armstrong condo, clean, new reno, $590/mo. 250-548-3378, 250-870-3378 2 Bdrm Apartment in Quiet Building near Hospital. F/S incl, no pets, utilities extra, $695/mth Tel: (250) 308-8500
Nice upgrades. Washer, dryer. Water, sewer, garbage included.
$1000/month Contact Peter Hill 250-558-8362 1a Spacious 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath, clean, centrally located, n/p, rent negotiable, 250-542-0060 2 Storey Townhouse, 2-bdrm, 1.5-bath, new kitchen, balcony off master bdrm, patio off livingroom, both facing the courtyard with outdoor pool, shopping centre & credit union across the street, close to schools, n/p, non-smoker, $900/mo Avail Immed, (250)503-6818 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5-appl, walk to schools/shops, ns $900. Avail.now 250-307-0548 3-bdrm, 3-bath, Bella Vista newer townhouse, w/d, n/s n/p, $1200+util 250-307-6002 BEAUTIFUL townhouse only steps to Okanagan Lake, 3 bdr, 3 bthrm, loft, open living room/kitchen w/ gas fp, patio doors to private patio, backs onto a park, double attached garage. This townhouse is only a few years old and is in perfect condition. Rent is $1,500 plus utilities (gas, power, water), no pets and no smoking. References required, available April 1. Call Patricia at 250-260-0194.
Antiques / Classics Vernon Sun Valley SwapMeet @ BC Motor Products 350027St. March 30 & 31. Starts 8am . Call Reg 250-308-4701
Auto Accessories/Parts 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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EMBERS & ARLINGTONS 1 bdrm - close to downtown & Schubert, - N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066
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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
2009 Lund Rebel SS 16 ft aluminum boat complete with 40 HP Yamaha 4 stroke and galvanized trailer. Includes day tank, battery, live well, bilge pump, rod holders, lots of storage and Minnkota 55lb thrust, Electric Motor. 3 pedestal seats and travel storage cover. Asking $8500.obo (250)3086282 Keith
Busty Eurasian Beauty 25, offering Swedish Relaxation massage. 250-307-8174.
MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winﬁeld, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 Stacey, Fun, ﬂirty, sexy. in/out 250-718-7529 for pics go to
Recreational/Sale 1994 Westport 5th Wheel, 34.5’ exc/cond, good live-in, or trade for 10-11’ Camper of equal value. hitch incl, $15,500 obo (250)319-3004, 250-541-0372 Highjacker 16 ton 5th wheel hitch including box rails. $350. obo. (250)558-5444 Leisure Travel Van, 1997 Dodge B350 5.9L, 8cyl, roof air, a/c, fridge, toilet, showers, tv, power bed, microwave, bbq, awning, lots of storage, 4 new tires. $18K, 250-545-0359 Super Camper - 10’ Caribou, fully loaded, a/c, microwave, etc, Moving must sell $9,800 obo (250)260-4435 Ultralight EZE Tow Car Dolly, new spare tire/rim, tow up to 3995 lbs. $850. 250-542-5152
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2009 Polaris Dragon. 155” track. Excellent condition. Must go. $6,500 OBO. 250306-1149
2004 Cavalier, 4dr, 5spd, exc/cond, only 113,500kms, $4350 (250)545-7025
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