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Two more floors to open in tower RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Expansion at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is being embraced enthusiastically, but health care professionals are also anxiously awaiting the details. The Ministry of Health confirmed Friday the two top floors in the Polson tower will be developed for acute care beds — although the number of beds, the type of beds and the time frame are still unknown. “It’s a good first step,” said Christine Sorensen, with the B.C. Nurses Union. “I would have liked more details on the beds and what the two floors will actually entail. It could be 2014 until we have the facility so I still have concerns about patient care.” Dr. Ed Hardy, president of medical staff, is excited about the government’s commitment. “It’s huge they’re doing both floors at the same time,” he said of needing to ease overcrowding. However, Hardy admits there is a level of uncertainty about how the floors will be used. “How many beds will be surgical or medical? Will we be able to decommission some old beds?” he said. A firm cost for completing the floors hasn’t been determined, but it could be more than $20 million. A process will be launched to identify how many beds will be opened and the time frame, although construction could begin in spring 2013. Operating costs haven’t been finalized but the Ministry of Health ensures they will be covered. “There’s no sense putting beds in if we don’t have the staff,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-

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Health Minister Michael de Jong fields questions from the media at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Friday after announcing that the top two shelled-in floors of the Polson Tower will be developed. Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster is pleased with the news, which will also include operating costs. Monashee MLA. The decision to proceed with the two floors came after years of lobbying by residents, civic leaders and health care workers. “Without public support, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Hardy. There was also recognition of Foster who pushed the government for action. “True to his role as a local representative, he has never shied away from what the needs of his area are,” said Michael de Jong, health minister. “He made it clear he would

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not rest until those needs were met.” Foster gives credit to nurses, doctors, the public and resident Peter Hill, who organized rallies. “We needed it and the community supported it,” he said of additional beds. “We’ve got great health care now and we will soon have super health care.” Foster says he never doubted the project would move ahead but it took time for the government to determine funding, given other financial pressures.

“It’s been a bit of a haul but we got here.” Besides rallies, Hill also orchestrated public opinion through a petition and meetings. “It’s a big day,” he said shortly after hearing de Jong’s announcement. “It’s what the community has been asking for.” North Okanagan politicians are also pleased to see capacity issues being addressed at VJH. “I have spent a night in a hallway myself so it will mean better patient care,” said Kevin Acton, Lumby mayor.

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News Leaks exhibit museum’s aging infrastructure RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Ron Candy has a passion for collecting but that doesn’t extend to buckets of water. Torrential rainfall outside resulted in a cascade of water inside the Greater Vernon Museum Thursday afternoon, with the area around the main doorway resembling a raging waterfall. “This is the worst we’ve ever had,� said Candy, the longtime curator. “In the past, leaks have been isolated to one location but this was several locations.� Staff and volunteers immediately began moving artifacts to prevent water damage, but some of the larger items — specifically exhibit cases from the former — Ron Candy Jacques Jewellers — couldn’t avoid the water. “Fortunately no artifacts have been damaged,� said Candy. “We were lucky this time but we’re dealing with a 45-year-old roof. Leaks could occur anywhere.� Mops, buckets and wet vacs were utilized to try and bring the tide under control. “This is disgusting,� said volunteer Joanne Georgeson. “This should have never happened.� Leaks around the loading doors are common. “This has been ongoing for 20 years and I’ve continually asked to have it fixed,� said Candy. Humidity and its negative impact on artifacts was an immediate concern, but some potential damage may not surface for awhile. “Over the next few weeks and months, we will check the areas affected by the leaks to make sure we’re not getting mold,� said Candy. The flooding escalated frustration museum staff and volunteers already have with the cramped, inadequate conditions of the building. “If there was ever a cause for a new museum, this is it,� said Candy. “This emphasizes the need for an artifact collection, which is the public trust, to be looked after so it’s not threatened.� City of Vernon and Regional District of North Okanagan officials were on scene Thursday surveying the flooding. “A report will go to council and the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and we will go from there,� said Coun. Bob Spiers on whether the leaks are maintenance-related or a sign of structural issues.

“If there was ever a cause for a new museum, this is it.�

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Museum Archivist Barbara Bell mops up the water that came streaming into the museum during the heavy rainfall Thursday. “As far as I am concerned, this doesn’t have anything to do with long-term plans for a new museum. We had about a month’s worth of rain in one day.� But Coun. Juliette Cunningham suggests the flooding may force politicians to look at the future of the museum. “The volunteers and staff there are stewards of our history and they need more support than they have been receiving,� she said.

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Lavington creek overflows RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Lavington residents joined forces to fight back a torrent of water Thursday night. As a result of steady rainfall, Brewer Creek overflowed its banks and began threatening homes in the Angus Drive area. “A good part of the community was out sandbagging and they were able to dike it,” said Mike Pethick, Coldstream’s operations superintendent. Pethick doesn’t believe water actually got into any homes. “Some of the driveway bridges were a little challenged,” he said of the force of the rising water. Rain also led to Coldstream Creek overflowing its banks in Creekside Park and in some farmers’ fields in Lavington, but there has been no risk to residences. “I checked the Postill Drive and Kirkland Drive area and so far so

good,” said Pethick Friday. District crews will be monitoring the situation over the weekend, and Pethick says a lot depends on the weather. “We have replenished our stock of sand and sandbags,” he said. North Okanagan Emergency Management had an eight-person team on standby Thursday in case rain caused further slides in the Cherry Ridge area of Cherryville. A slide occurred there Tuesday, with debris coming close to a home on Sugar Lake Road. Officials are urging all North Okanagan residents to be aware of the potential for flooding or slides as a result of rainfall and warm temperatures. “We’re ready,” said Brent Watson, emergency manager, of his trained volunteers and staff if an incident occurs. There were also reports of localized flooding in parts of Spallumcheen and Mara Thursday.

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Mayors protest pot prohibition RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

North Okanagan mayors are among those demanding marijuana be decriminalized. A coalition of eight B.C. mayors are urging Premier Christy Clark, NDP leader Adrian Dix and B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins to support the strict regulation of marijuana and taxation. “We want to raise the profile of public safety and the issue of failed public policy,� said Rob Sawatzky, Vernon mayor and a member of the coalition. “It directly impacts us with crime and policing.�

“These aren’t a bunch of pot heads.� — Eric Foster Among the others in the coalition are Enderby’s Howie Cyr, Armstrong’s Chris Pieper and James Baker from Lake Country. “The number of mayors and councils will increase because the money being spent on taking down growops, going to court and putting people in jail is extremely high,� said Cyr, a retired police officer who is concerned about gang activities.

Police ruling out foul play Morning Star Staff

The sudden death of a woman in a Vernon apartment building is not criminal in nature. Vernon RCMP concluded their investigation Thursday after receiving a report of a deceased woman in an apartment building in the 2900 block of 28th Avenue Wednesday night. “The police have determined that this death is not Molendyk criminal in nature, and have turned the investigation over to the B.C. Coroners service,� said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. A name, age and hometown of the woman has not been released.

“We want to get violence out of the picture.� Cyr says authorities should have the same ability to regulate marijuana as they do with cigarettes and alcohol. “You can tax it and divert the money to treatment and education.� Eric Foster, VernonMonashee MLA, says drug laws are a federal responsibility, but he believes the mayors’ should be listened to.

“These aren’t a bunch of pot heads. These are people looking at it from a pragmatic approach,� he said. But Foster isn’t sure if marijuana should be decriminalized. “There needs to be a lot more discussion. With 15 years working in a high school, I saw what marijuana does to kids,� he said. Sawatzky understands drug regulations are federal but he insists the province should be involved. “We all have a responsibility for expressing opinions about things that impact our community,� he said. Cyr also wants pro-

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10 families from the Vernon area who stay there each year. In fact, 42 per cent of the families staying at the house come from the Okanagan. But the fact is, with just 13 rooms the house must turn away almost as many families as it accepts. Even the Webb’s were sometimes unable to stay during checkup visits. Therefore a new house is being built, which will accommodate 73 families. To help fund the new house, McDonald’s Restaurants across B.C. are raising money through the 19th annual McHappy Day Wednesday. Vernon’s three McDonald’s locations, and one in Armstrong, will join the Canadawide McHappy Day. On Wednesday, $1 from the sale of every Egg McMuffin, Happy Meal and Big Mac will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House B.C. Local celebrities will be on hand at each of the locations serving up smiles for the worthy cause.

The local restaurants are also offering a free delivery service to businesses with an order of $30 or more between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Orders for lunch must be in by Monday and can be made by calling 250-545-6337. The three Vernon locations and one in Armstrong raised $10,000 at last year’s McHappy Day. Those funds help the Ronald McDonald House ensure families of sick children have a home away from home. As Donna can attest, the colourful and cheery home, complete with linens, toys for the kids and everything your own home might include, gives families one less thing to stress about. “I just can’t imagine trying to stay in a hotel through that. I think it would be really depressing and isolating,” said Donna. “(The house) was absolutely the best thing of the experience and we still have friends that we made at Ronald McDonald House that we still keep in touch with.”

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Okanagan College students are reluctantly accepting higher fees. The institution’s 2012 budget tackles a $2.6 million shortfall, and it includes a two per cent increase in tuition as well as levies for parking and printing documents. “The college was in a difficult position and had to make difficult decisions,” said Eric Reist, general manager of the Vernon Students’ Association. A full-time student taking a business administration program will see a tuition increase of $77.60 while students in first-year university arts will pay $61.57 more tuition for the year. A plumbing apprenticeship student faces a $13.52 hike for the year. Two semesters’ parking in 2012-13 will increase to $143 from $90 — the first hike in 15 years. The college will also introduce a fee of 10 cents a page for printing (it is currently free). While he admits higher costs will negatively impact some students financially, Reist says the positive is that no programs are being cut. “There’s been a fairly balanced approach,” he said. Sixteen staff positions will be eliminated throughout the Okanagan.

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ou know she was getting to be a pest. Always wanting out of the house and then three or four minutes later back in. We’d fight about whose turn it was to get up and let her in, or out. And then she also had this thing about scratching the furniture. We’d just bought a new leather recliner for the TV room and so far managed to keep it scratch-free by closing the doors to that particular room but how long can four semi-responsible (some more than others) people keep that kind of household discipline up? It was just a matter of time. I’m sure the neighbourhood mice are glad she’s gone as she deposited her fair share at our patio door. Actually they are one of my main suspects in her disappearance but I’m not sure how they would pull that off in reality. Glenn Mitchell The odd bird met their demise too and I always felt bad about that. The mice, not so much. Although I wasn’t a fan of cleaning up after them, somehow that job fell on my list of household duties. I guess not any more. She was definitely an outside individual as when we got her seven or eight years ago she was basically living in a garage with her siblings. So when she sometimes insisted on being out all night we had to reluctantly accommodate her, with a little bit of concern. People said she wouldn’t last long with all the coyotes around but she was pretty tough and it seemed the way she pranced around the nearby houses and properties she had pretty much claimed the hood as her own. She was a survivor. That doesn’t mean there weren’t close calls. One time she came home after being away for quite awhile looking a little worse for wear but after a week of mostly sleeping it off she was back to normal. Another time a neighbour thought she spotted her body near a road above us and called us one morning to tell us the bad news. After collecting the proof of her demise (cause it looked just like her), she wandered home a couple hours later, likely wondering why we were so glad to see her. Normal for her meant being pretty aloof.

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The only time she actually spoke was at feeding time or seeking assistance to go outside to play. She could be affectionate, on her terms. In the winter she would decide each night whose bed she would sleep on, sometimes there were even fights about it, but it was up to her and if the door happened to be closed she would scratch to get in. And then, after getting her own way, she would purr happily away for the chosen winner. But no matter whose bed she would sleep in on any particular night it was yours truly she would wake up, either by scratching the bedspread or the rug, at, oh around 5:43 a.m. or so, to be let out to start her morning routine. Arrggghhh. Unlike other members of her species she liked to go for walks. She often followed the kids to the bus stop down the block in the morning, almost like she was looking after them, you know like that other species called man’s best friend. When the Mrs. and I went for walks she would always follow us for the first long block and then we’d try and chase her back or run fast, for us anyway, to get away so that she wouldn’t follow us any further from the house. This worked with varying degrees of success, but she always came back eventually. So when I went for a walk to cool down after the Canucks blew the first playoff game against L.A., and she decided to follow me, I wasn’t too worried. Even though she followed me past the firstblock mark and halfway to the waiting mailbox, everything was cool. She waited for me there, rolling around on somebody’s driveway like she owned the place, and looked at me funny when I tried to get her to follow me home, kind of like saying “what’s the problem?” Indeed, she always came home. Except this time. At least not yet. And now I find myself constantly looking for the fourfooted member of our family at our patio door, hoping I can let her in one more time. And maybe even out again, if she wants. Damn cat. Did I mention she was getting to be a pest? At least our new recliner is safe. And I don’t have to get up at 5:43 a.m. anymore. Still, if you happen to see a black cat with white paws named Sox on your travels........

Much is often made of the power of the people, to the point that it seems almost cliche. But Friday was a good example of what can happen when residents from all walks of life band together in a unified front. Health Minister Michael de Jong finally arrived to announce capacity issues at Vernon Jubilee Hospital will be addressed and additional beds will be opened. This only occurred because residents of the North Okanagan held the feet of their elected officials to the fire, and the lobbying was truly impressive. Hundreds of people showed up for rallies in front of VJH on statutory holidays while the residents of Falkland gathered in huge numbers to add their voice. Vernonite Peter Hill organized rallies and petitions. Purple ribbons demanding action were worn as a badge of honour. On top of this were the tireless efforts of physicians and nurses, who have personally experienced first-hand the challenges of having patients in the halls or surgeries cancelled. Virtually every local municipal council also placed their support behind the campaign. Credit must also go to VernonMonashee MLA Eric Foster who clearly understands what an elected representative is supposed to do. He stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his residents even when it was his own government experiencing scrutiny. And this energy that crossed the region will continue to be needed as planning for the new beds proceeds. We must remain vigilant that the government fulfills its commitments. But for now, all residents of the North Okanagan should celebrate the role they played in ensuring their elected officials not only listened to them, but actually responded.


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cott Anderson’s letter about “real conservatives” in The Morning Star says that the conservative philosophy is about values of “liberty and self-sufficiency.” These words sound impressive, but remain undefined by conservatives in general, thrown out as a good sound bite that most people might agree on. Certainly liberty is good. The primary definition of liberty in the Oxford dictionary is “being free from captivity, slavery, or despotic control…subject only to laws established on behalf of community.” It is based on the Latin root libertus, made free. From that definition I would have to ask Mr. Anderson from whom are we being freed? I suspect his answer would be big government, but that poses a few problems. How does that relate to “laws established on behalf of community?” Laws that protect our environment - clean water, safe food, limits on pollution from automobiles and the necessary institutions to sustain those. Laws that protect our citizens and the institutions needed for that protection - police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel. Laws and institutions

that safeguard working conditions for the majority of Canadians, and assist them when injured, ill, or laid off. Laws that guarantee that when a person is ill, they will be able to obtain medical help whether they are rich or poor. Laws that guarantee - at least to a limited degree that the elderly retired citizens, who have contributed to this country all their lives, will have some modicum of resources to feed and clothe themselves in their later years. The connection and question for the conservative thinker here is, are we to be “liberated” from all those annoying laws “established on behalf of community” because of some misguided belief in “selfsufficiency?” Are we really self-sufficient?

PICK UP AFTER POOCH We are so lucky to have beautiful views. Most of you may see the beautiful vista of Kalamalka Lake, but if you look closer you will see a pile of dog crap left behind for someone else to pick up. We are so lucky and fortunate in Vernon to have people that spend their time to lobby the local government and then spend countless hours of their own time to build these beautiful hiking trails for all of us to use and to show our friends from other areas just how beautiful an area we have, only to be disgusted with all the dog crap either on the trail or left in bags all over the place for someone else to pick up. I am a dog owner. I consider myself a very responsible dog owner. I pick up after my dog when we are out and take it to the nearest garbage or home if one is not found where we walk. Is that so hard to do? How would you feel if your neighbor came over and crapped on your lawn and

I like to think that yes I am selfsufficient that I have made my own way in the world, that I can do it on my own, but I am only lying to myself when I think that way. No one is self-sufficient. We all depend on other people throughout our lives for everything from the mundane to the extra-ordinary. Good financial fortune may be seen as a sign of self-sufficiency, but that good financial fortune depends on so many interactions with so many other people - your boss, your employees, the state of the real estate market, the state of the economy in general, the laws that allow you to keep much of what you earn - laws that enable corporate greed. No one is self sufficient. No one is “self-propelled” (an aside to

left it for you to pick up? This is happening in your neighborhood now only it is done by your neighbor’s dog. When we walk around Middleton Mountain in the Coldstream, everywhere you look you will find bags of dog crap; in the parks and on trails; on the beautiful stairs that connect the neighborhoods or in the front yards of residential homes. Then there are the creative people who tie them in a tree. Some dog owners need to grow up and take responsibility for their pets and respect the area we live in. Times have changed. We don’t leave it lying around anymore! We have kids or grandchildren that roll in the grass in the parks. We have pride in our neighborhoods and we want to show them off to our friends that visit without being ashamed. Clean up your act. You know who you are. You should be ashamed of yourself. B. Lutz

the outdoorsy green movement). Everybody relies on a myriad of other people with many other skills in order to have what they believe they are achieving on their own. Certainly there is a thing called individual initiative, but there is also a thing called circumstances. Circumstance plays a large role. The circumstances of poverty, ill health, racial prejudice, lack of education, work lay offs through a poor economy - or an economy being placed overseas in Asia - circumstances of mental health, drug addiction, peer pressure - old age is a circumstance we all face sooner or later - all these “circumstances” are frequently beyond an individual’s control. If I am to vote for a government I will vote for one that will provide services to my fellow citizens, whether I need those services or not. I am not self-sufficient, never have been never will be, even though my ego would like to think otherwise. What I have has depended on an enormous number of other people. I have nothing to be liberated from, other than the dogma of the illusory and socially crippling idea of the “liberated self-sufficient” individual. Jim Miles

MARIJUANA MYTHS It's heartening to hear that local municipal councils are calling for the de-criminalization and regulation of marijuana. The U.S. "war on drugs" method is clearly not working. The real winner of that so-called war is organized crime and it comes at the expense of us who foot the bill for police, jails, hospitals and social ills that addiction brings. It's time to put aside the myth of the "gateway drug." Most people who try marijuana or even use it on a regular basis do not go on to become junkies any more than the millions who drink beer end up as winos. Addiction is a health issue most often with deep psychological and social roots unrelated to the substance itself. Most of those who end up in jail are victims of their history and victims of the real criminals who continue to live high on the hog on the profits of prohibition. Howard Brown

LACK OF BEDS Allan Hooper wrote he is confused and frustrated about Interior Health being fined for not meeting surgery stats. The reason that surgical stats cannot be reached is lack of postop beds. OK British Columbia government take away the money, but put it into something that will help. Such as "affordable" long term care beds so surgical beds can be freed up for surgical patients. C. Davis

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consultation, communication and accountability,� she said. Edgson insists the process to replace aging infrastructure has been open. “I have gone around the community, even before I was elected, and I saw people not being served well by the water system,� he said. “I warned people four-and-a-half years ago that it would cost a lot and they didn’t care.� Edgson admits there were no public input sessions before the rates were adopted March 30, but the looming 2012 budget created a tight timeline. “If we didn’t do it now, we’d have to wait another year. Ten years we’ve been at this.� As for not attending the associations’ April 18 meeting, Edgson says the groups knew RDCO had already scheduled an open house in the same hall. “They wanted to control the situation and I’m sorry, we don’t do that,� he said. “We had something set up with all of the information. All they had to do was come in to get it.�

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The long-term health of our youth is a growing concern for local officials. Vernon Mayor Rob Sawatzky and Coun. Juliette Cunningham will attend the provincial Cities Fit for Children Summit in Kamloops May 10 and 11. The conference will bring together people involved in policy decisions to design and build healthy and safe communities for children and families. For Sawatzky, a major issue is childhood obesity and the need to get children active. “It’s a huge epidemic,” said the retired doctor. “We could be the first generation to outlive our chilRob Sawatzky dren.” Tax breaks bolster revitalization Enticements for developers are moving ahead. On Monday, Vernon council gave third reading to tax exemptions that will encourage projects in the city centre district and the Lakeshore Road waterfront area. “This will really revitalize the areas and it allows people to be entrepreneurs,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol. In both areas, a 10-year tax exemption is possible for redevelopment but that will start to decline annually after the fifth year. The exemption will be based on the difference between the assessed value before and after the project is completed. As an example, a property assessed at $500,000 may be valued at $1.5 million after redevelopment. That means the tax exemption will be $1 million. The tax exemption bylaws still require adoption from council. Schubert struggles with signs The City of Vernon may be causing roadblocks for a cash-strapped seniors organization. Coun. Juliette Cunningham recently learned the Schubert Centre thrift store is unable to place a sign along 30th Avenue. “Apparently everything west of the roundabout is considered residential (use),” she said, adding that city staff needs to reconsider the situation. “A sign doesn’t have to be obtrusive and it would help them with fundraising.” The centre has a debt load in excess of $100,000, and the city recently provided a $15,000 grant. Speeders a sign of spring Okanagan Landing roads have become race tracks again. Coun. Mary-Jo O’Keefe says she has received public complaints about vehicles ignoring posted speed limits since the warm weather arrived. And she is demanding that city take action. “I’d like to see some enforcement go on in those areas.”

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Storage lockers full of goodies will be auctioned off for charity. Spall Storage on Pleasant Valley Road in Spallumcheen is hosting Storage Warz, sponsored by Valley First Credit Union, Saturday, May 5, and the day will be based on the wildly popular television show Storage Wars, though with some twists. In the real show, five buyers, including legendary Dave ( Yu u u u u u p p p p p ) Hester, go to storage facilities in and around California, bidding on lockers that are full of stuff left behind by would-be renters. The highest bidder gets the locker and tries to make money off the items in storage. “We’ve come up with a way to do this as a charity event,” said Spall Storage owner Patti Wood. “We have designated 10 lockers that will not be rented for the next month. Ten local businesses are sponsoring a locker and each one is teamed up with a charity of their choice. The charity organization and business will work together to put good, usable items into the lockers. “They’re filling the lockers, we’re providing the space,” said Wood, who hit upon the idea with some help from colleagues after hosting an Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Business

“I have my ‘yuuuuppp’ man in place.” — Patti Wood After Business event at the facility with her husband, Jack. “Jack was talking with people on one side of the room, I was talking with people on the other side,” said Wood. “He said ‘Mark from Westwood Windows came up with a good idea.’ I said, ‘Really, so did Ken from Valley First.’ We compared notes and it happened to be the same idea.” Locker previews will start at 8 a.m. and run until approximately 9:30 a.m. Just like on the television show, prospective buyers will have a chance to look inside the lockers, but they can’t touch anything, can’t go inside the lockers and can’t open anything. Bidding will begin at 9:30 a.m. on what are being called spot auction items, donated by local businesses that are valued at more than $200. “Everyone that comes is not coming to buy a locker full of stuff, so we’ve got items that should be inviting for everybody,” said Wood. Valley Auction will provide the auctioneer for the event, which will see the charities keep the proceeds from the locker bids after they are sold. Admission is $2 or

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Silver Star elementary students Ethan Clancy (left) and Jessica Watts (right) work on their passing skills during an introductory rugby league session Wednesday afternoon; Middle: Instructor Iain Scott goes over passing technique.

Rugby gets a league of its own GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

Silver Star elementary school students were at the forefront of a B.C. sporting movement this week. Children in Grades 5 to 7 were the first ones to be introduced to the sport of rugby league, which is undergoing a resurgence in Canada. Rugby league is a close cousin to rugby union, the form of the sport most Canadians are familiar with. Vernon’s Iain Scott, formerly of York, England (Northern England is the birthplace of rugby league), is working with the B.C. Rugby League (BCRL) to revive the sport in Canada. “There’s been various attempts, dating back to the 1980s, to bring rugby league into Canada,” said Scott, who met with the kids on Wednesday, and again on a soggy Thursday morning, to go over the rules of the sport. He then invited them to play a fun game of touch rugby. “The last two days were absolutely fabulous,” said Scott. “We made history. I told the kids ‘Go home and tell your parents you made history today.’ “They seemed pretty stoked about that and I got some

good feedback from the teachers as well.” Scott, an accredited rugby league coach who works as a financial consultant, plans to promote the sport at a grassroots level by introducing touch rugby to elementary schools in the local school district. “I’m a guy who has played all his life but never coached, so I’m on a learning curve,” admitted Scott. “I’ve never played professionally, but when I moved to Canada (with his family in 2007) I just missed rugby league.” Silver Star principal Harry Adam feels touch rugby is a good fit for elementary school sports. “It’s non-contact and it can be a co-ed sport,” he said. “And it teaches the basics of running, jumping and throwing.” Rugby league shares similarities with both union and football, but there a fundamental differences that set it apart. In league, the attacking side has six completed tackles (similar to downs in football) to progress the ball down the field. Unlike union, there are no rucks or lineouts, and scrums are not contested, which adds to the speed of the game. Also, there are only 13 players a side as opposed to 15 in union. “Rugby league is a working-class sport,” said Scott. “It

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Paulette Barry feels stronger in her 50s than she did 10 years ago. She’s got a national gold medal in powerlifting to prove it. Barry, a 54-year-old grandmother, topped the competition in the women’s Masters 2 division at the Canadian championships recently in Calgary. She compiled a 237-pound squat, 185pound bench press and a 301-pound deadlift to secure the title. Lifters are given three attempts at each event, with the highest weight from each style counting towards the total. “What’s exciting about powerlifting is I feel stronger in my 50s than I did in my 40s,” smiled Barry. “The real goal is about having fun and being stronger. “I’ve always liked being strong and weight training. We train not only our strengths, but also our weaknesses.” Barry trained for more than a year to reach nationals. She qualified at an event last year in Vancouver. “Who would have thought I’d be able to show my grandchildren a national power lifting medal?” she beamed.

Barry, who works as a landscaper and as a personal trainer at Breakaway Fitness, got serious about powerlifting two years ago. She now trains with Tony Tomra and Barry Antoniow at Predator Barbell, and at Breakaway. “They invited me to give it a try and I got hooked pretty good on it,” said Barry. “Never once did they ever make me feel I wasn’t part of the powerlifting team. And they don’t take it easy on me because I’m a woman and a grandma. They really pushed me to my potential. “Although it is an individual sport, it is very much a team effort. It’s really about progression.” Barry trains on weekends at Predator Barbell. She says lifters from all over the Okanagan and other parts of B.C. will drop by to work out. “It’s a real community sport in the powerlifting world,” she explained. Predator Barbell is hosting a world qualifier on July 7 at the Vernon Recreation Complex. It will feature local athletes and other lifters from Western Canada. Barry says some of the lifters will be capable of squatting more than 1,000 pounds and pressing 600 pounds.

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Vernon’s Mark Shaw finished up his season at Lincoln Lanes by rolling a 416 in the final week. It was his first career 400-game since he started bowling seven years ago.

Shaw joins 400 club ANDRE LODDER Morning Star Staff

Mark Shaw’s bowling average may be 193, but it was definitely helped last week when he bowled more than double that amount. Shaw started the night by rolling an amazing 10 strikes in a row on his way to a 416 in the first game. During the game, Shaw recalled thinking to himself: “Am I going to do it again, and again, and again? I thought, boy this is unbelievable.� “It was a good way to wind up the year. I wasn’t frustrated, I just relaxed and it just kept happening, just bang, bang, and everybody was looking. Soon it got nine then 10 and I was thinking to myself ‘only two more to go.’� Shaw came only two strikes away from bowling the perfect game, something he never saw himself doing seven years ago when he started bowling. “I had no idea. It just sort of happened, and it was the last game of the season of all times,� said Shaw. It wasn’t the first time Shaw impressed himself with a high score on the last game of the season. Shaw recalls bowling a 307 two years ago, his highest score until this point. According to Shaw’s wife Pat, that’s the way the game goes, sometimes you can have a bad game and not bowl very well at all, and sometimes you get 10 strikes in a row.

“You never really know what kind of game you’re going to have, that’s the joy of it,� she said. Shaw wasn’t the only one who did well on the last game of the year; he was happy with the way the team closed out the season. “Our team did very well for the last game of the year. We have kind of a mixed bag, sometimes some of the people can’t show up and sometimes they do. Overall we’re not doing to bad,� said Shaw. “It’s an outing for us, for Pat and I, we do it for self satisfaction and for health reasons.� Bowling was never a life goal or a competitive sport for Shaw. It was his wife who got him into it. “Pat was doing it, and one night I asked, ‘well what do you want to do tonight’ and she says ‘well I bowl, do you want to start bowling with me?’ So I figured I might as well. That’s how we more or less got started.� Bowling isn’t the only recreation Shaw and his wife do – the two also swim, ski, play tennis and travel quite a bit. One thing is for certain, Shaw won’t soon forget the time when an entire bowling alley cheered him as he bowled his way to a 416 game. “Everybody was cheering it on and everybody was saying ‘great, this is unbelievable’ and I looked at the score and I couldn’t believe it because I thought it would never happen, a score that high,� said Shaw.

Evaluation camp set for May 5 Continued from A20 Scott says it is essential to hold the league season around the union schedule to avoid conflict, and to give players the opportunity to play both styles of rugby. “We’ve got to place it outside the union season. We’re promoting the game, getting people interested and exposing the game to the nation,� said Scott, who will be an assistant coach with the Crows. “We’re giving guys the opportunity to play 12 months of the year.� Andy Blackburn, head coach of the B.C. Bulldogs representative squad, will host an evaluation camp, Saturday, May 5, in Kelowna. He will run a morning

session for students from Grades 10 to 12, followed by an afternoon session for adults. Players will have the chance to be selected to play in representative games this season. “The pathway to the national team is so clear cut,� said Scott. “You’ve got a genuine opportunity to pull the national jersey on. There’s not many sports where you can say that.� The Bulldogs will play in Kelowna on Saturday, Aug. 18. BCRL is looking for sponsors for the event. Anyone interested in the sport should visit the league website at www.bc.canadarugbyleague.com., or e-mail Paul O’Keefe at paulo@canadarugbyleague.com.


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Danica Ariano (above) gets low to make a save during an Okanagan Whitecaps Academy goaltender clinic Thursday at Marshall Field; Below: Instructor Claire Paterson (facing) winds up for a shot on Kendra Ostafie.

Midfielder Jim Sparrow recorded his first career hat trick as Vernon Kal Tire rolled over Lake Country in Okanagan Oldtimers 55+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Marshall Field #3. Sparrow scored once on a corker penalty kick low to the right side, and got his other two tallies on nice feeds just outside the 18 by Wayne Aasen and Denis Chabot, to earn the Libra Video Man of the Match. Dave Dawson, Chabot and Kevin Mitchell also scored for the 2-1 Tiremen, who got some clutch assists from Mike Lloyd and Roger Irving. Geoff Bradbury earned the easy shutout as Lake Country played one man down. In 55+ league play in Kelowna, Vernon Silver Stars drew Kelowna 1-1. Kelowna carried a majority of play the first half, and scored from the 18, just slipping one by the outstretched hands of keeper Ray Tims. The Stars rebounded in the second half, with Uwe Wolters tying the game when he pounded on a misplayed ball and broke in to bury his shot low to the left side. The Stars had a chance for the go-ahead, but rang a penalty shot off the post. Newcomer Wayne Fowler earned Man of the Match for his solid defensive effort.

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The Penticton Vees are through to the national Junior A hockey championships for the first time since 1986. The Vees, known as the Knights in those days, eliminated the Alberta league champion Brooks Bandits with a 6-2 win in Game 5 of the Doyle Cup regional final Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. It is the fourth straight year that the B.C. Hockey League will send a team to the RBC Cup, which begins Saturday in Humboldt, Sask. Joey Benik led the Penticton offence with a hat trick and two assists to earn first star. He connected twice with the man advantage. Steven Fogarty (second star), with 2+2, and Bryce Gervais, with a single, completed the Vees’ attack in front of Michael Garteig, who earned third star for his 31-save showing. Vernon’s Alex Jewell was called up for the game. Colton Semenok, on the powerplay, and Chris Muscoby handled the Brooks scoring. Bandits’ keeper Jan Obernesser was chased late in the second period after allowing five goals on 20 shots. Michael Fredrick allowed one goal on 11 shots in relief. Penticton will be the last team

to have its name engraved on the Doyle Cup as the four western Junior A leagues will play in the inaugural Western Canada Cup starting next year. ■ Meanwhile, Vernon’s Curtis Lazar will play in the Western Hockey League Championship, with Games 1 and 2 slated for Thursday and Friday night respectively in Portland. Lazar supplied an insurance goal as the Edmonton Oil Kings eliminated the Moose Jaw Warriors with a 4-1 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final Friday night at Rexall Place. The 17-year-old sniper is the top rookie scorer in the WHL playoffs with eight goals and eight assists in 13 games. The Portland Winterhawks swept the Tri-City Americans in the Western Conference final with a 4-1 win in Game 4 Thursday night.

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10-13 HANDICAP Low Gross: Ron Schwab 76 Low Net: Brian Revel 67 2nd Gross: Lloyd Polack 79R 2nd Net: Herb Willms 69 3rd Net: Scott McKenzie 70R 4th Net: Don McGee 70R 14-16 HANDICAP Low Gross: Greg Wiltshire 77 Low Net: Gary Borger 64 2nd Gross: Klaas Kwakkel 80 2nd Net: Tim Ouelette 67R 3rd Net: John Brkich 67R 4th Net: Clive Williams 68 17+ HANDICAP Low Gross: Clive Lee 83 Low Net: Roger Sharman 63R 2nd Gross: Ron Crumley 84 2nd Net: Dieter Bauer 63R 3rd Net: Cody Bostock 66 4th Net: Dan Bulford 67 9 HOLE Low Gross: Cody Edwards 34 Low Net: Doug Lemiski 33.5 DEUCES 0-13 Handicap, Hole #5: McGee 14+ Handicap, Hole #3: Bauer SPALL MENS NIGHT – APRIL 24 6-6-6 WHITE TEES 0-8 TEAM GROSS 1st: Bob Vedan and Warren Hendrickson, 64 2nd: Don Howe and Sheldon Kubbernus, 67 3rd: Dave Bissell and Don Helm, 70 Deuce: John Acres 9-12 TEAM GROSS 1st: Wes Carr and Doug Kuhn, 66 2nd: Mark Dearing and Al Graydon, 69 3rd: Bob Coupland and Gerry Reynard, 71 Deuce: Carr 13-14 TEAM GROSS 1st 3-way tie at 73: Doug Patton and Tom Wild; Dave Hank and Gerry Obrecht; James Cameron and Doug Hiebert Deuce: Greg Munro 13-14 TEAM GROSS 1st 3-way tie at 61: Chuck Stephenson and Reg Morin; Dave Gerhardt and Ken Richardson; Ken Jantz and Dave Ingram, 61 ROYAL YORK LADIES WINNERS APRIL 24 FLIGHT A Low Gross: Jean Wilkie 44 Low Net: Marci Henderson 35.5 Long Drive: Wilkie FLIGHT B Low Gross: Marilyn Arrowsmith 45 Low Net: Margo Ludwig 36 Long Drive: Blanche Delanoy FLIGHT C Low Gross: Angie Dauncey 43 Low Net: Wendy Bear 26.5 Long Drive: Dauncey FLIGHT D Low Gross: Kim Schwaerzle 52 Low Net: Sue Taylor 38 Long Drive: Phyllis Ramsey FLIGHT FOR FUN Winner: Nadine Pipke Long Drive: Ellen Wood KPs: 2nd Shot: Bear; #2: Judy Grant; #7: Henderson Deuces: C Par: Marci Peel; C Birdie: Bear Hidden Hole: Judy Thrift, Delanoy, Peel, Betty Therrien, Jeanette Ulrich, Terri Wong Least Putts: Peel 14 Longest Putt: Peel

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TRAP SHOOTING – Annual Honours Day Trap Shoot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club. Spectators welcome.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY – Okanagan Senior AA Boys League: Vernon Panthers at Kalamalka Lakers, 4 p.m., Kal field.

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CHECKERS BAR & GRILL SPRING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE WEEK ENDING APRIL 26 MIXED LEAGUE TEAM PTS Krushers 13 Anonymous 12 Spike Who? 9 Blockheads 6 Ball Smashers 5 Famous Players 7 3 WOMEN’S LEAGUE POOL A Big Tippers 16 Ball Handlers 10 Coasters 8 Westside Girlz 6 Chicks With Hits 5 Sloppy Sets 0 POOL B East Hill Girls 11 Slammers 11 Killer Queens 8 Lethal Ladies 7 Snowball Sisters 6 Whiplashes 5 POOL C Volley Girls 12 Sugar & Spikes 10 Can You Dig It? 9 Alioup 7 Duck 5 Superset 5

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Cows cause concern JENNIFER SMITH Morning Star Staff

Efforts are being made to round up protection of local creeks from the effects of cattle. The District of Coldstream and Ministry of Environment were recently alerted to a situation of cattle walking through Deer Creek in Lavington. While some local politicians have concerns about the pollution and damage the cows are causing to creeks, others point to the fact that cattle have co-existed alongside creeks for years. “These aren’t new things,” said Coun. Doug Dirk. “There are farms in Lavington where

the cattle are in the creek all year.” Meanwhile Maria Besso is hoping the cattle owner, Coldstream Ranch, will be on board with protecting the creek. “This may not be a new thing and it may happen every year but we were notified,” said Besso of feeling obliged to respond to the situation and protect the creek which flows into Coldstream Creek. Working with the MOE, B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and Greater Vernon Water, there is an opportunity for farmers to provide the labour of fencing and receive some funding

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With the current snow melt and warm weather in the forecast, North Okanagan residents are reminded that they are responsible for all measures required for flood protection of private property. To assist property owners who may experience flooding, communities of the North Okanagan in conjunction with North Okanagan Emergency Management have implemented a comprehensive sandbag program. The locations for sand and sandbags are as follows, and residents are reminded to bring their own shovels: Armstrong – for sand and sandbags call 250546-3023 (same number for after hours) Coldstream – sand and sandbags located at two locations: ■ Kalamalka Road, across from Postill Drive; ■ Lavington Area – School Road across from Jeffers Park. For emergencies call public works at 250-5501505 during work hours or 250-545-5304 after hours; Enderby – sand and sandbags located at public works yard, 2309 McGowan Street. For after hours call 250-8387230. Lumby – sand and sandbags located in gravel parking lot across from Pat Duke Memorial Arena/Lumby Curling Rink parking lot located at 2230 Shields Avenue. For after hours please call 250.547.2160.

Regional District North Okanagan – Sandbags only located outside gates at the Fire Training Centre – 300 Pottery Road. Call 250550-3731 during work hours. Spallumcheen – sand and sandbags located outside gate of public works yards located at

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Concerns are being highlighted about cattle walking through local creeks. towards the project. “That’s how we put in our fence along the creek,” said Mayor Jim Garlick. Coldstream Ranch could not be reached for comment.

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1511 Eagle Rock Road. For after hours please call 250-546-3013. Vernon – sand and sandbags located at two locations: ■ Vernon City Yards – outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Road; ■Cornerof Okanagan Avenue. and Okanagan Landing Road.

Sandbags are available at two locations: ■ Work Hours - City Yards 1900 48th Avenue. ■ After Hours – Vernon Fire Hall 3401 30th Street. To report a serious flood situation, please call the Provincial Emergency Program at 1-800-663-3456.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the Local Government Act, Notice is hereby given that a delegated Public Hearing will be held by the Electoral Area Advisory Committee in the Board Room of the Regional District of North Okanagan, 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C. on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. to hear representations on the following matter[s]:

LEGAL DOCUMENT REQUEST Location: 415 High Ridge Road, Electoral Area ‘B’ Legal Description: Lot 1, Sec 5, Twp 9, ODYD, Plan KAP80583 Owner(s)/Applicant: WGP-202 Holdings Ltd. c/o Arda Consultants Proposal: The owner/applicant has submitted a request to discharge or modify a “no further subdivision” restrictive covenant from the title of the subject property. The intent of removing the covenant is to allow one lot to be subdivided from the property in accordance with the existing zoning of the property. The proposed new lot would be approx. 2ha and the remainder would be approx. 10ha.

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Interior sawmills. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the order went out Tuesday morning, as firefighters were still dealing with the fire following Monday evening’s mill explosion and fire in Prince George. “There is a common factor here, and we’re all aware of it, and it’s sawdust,” MacDiarmid said. “So although we don’t know what caused the initial fires or explosions, we know that sawdust may be a factor.” MacDiarmid said WorkSafeBC does not have a specific policy for dust control in mills. A meeting is being convened Wednesday with government, WorkSafeBC, industry and union representatives to determine their next steps. The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed two of 25 mill employees on site died after an explo-

“...We know that sawdust may be a factor.” — MacDiarmid sion rocked the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George Monday evening. The explosion and fire occurred suddenly on night shift, similar to the Jan. 20 explosion at the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake that killed two workers and destroyed the mill. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson called for an investigation of hazards for all B.C. mills that process dry logs from the mountain pine beetle infestation. He said mills have already added saw guards and nets to protect employees from logs that break apart when they hit a saw blade. Simpson said there

are anecdotal reports of combustion of fine dust and volatile powdered resin from the wood, much of which has been dead standing for several years. He cautioned that there is no indication yet what caused either fire, but fibreboard mills deal with a similar dust hazard. “What I would say is that the WorkSafeBC investigation that’s finished in Burns Lake, if they can tell us anything about whether or not this is a possibility, all of our sawmills in the mountain pine beetle area must be given that heads-up and must look at changes in their system to deal with it,” Simpson said.

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A golden celebration John V. Toporchak and Deanna Dombrowski met in 1960 while Deanna was finishing high school and John was working at Reliance Tractor. They were married in St. James Roman Catholic Church in Vernon April 23, 1962. In 1969, John started full-time farming on Kal Lake Road, where Kal Tire is located today, assisted by Deanna. They were extremely busy as by that time they had four children. Veronica was born in 1963, John Michael in 1964, David in 1965 and Theresa in 1969. In 1973, they purchased part of the former L & A Ranch in South Spallumcheen. This has been their home to the present day. They continued farming until full retirement July 1, 2010. Their lives have been full with family, farming and community work. John has been an alderman in Spallumcheen, been active in having low-cost housing built in Vernon, first as a member of OCPCS, which built

The Toporchaks at their farm in Spallumcheen.

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John and Deanna Toporchak: married April 23, 1962. Columbus Court, and more recently as a board member and now president of The Schubert Centre, which is starting its low-income housing project. He is a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, St. James Council 4949. Meanwhile, Deanna was a 4H sewing leader,

president of St. James School Council, a member of St. James Parish Council and is a member of the Kalamalka Chorus of Sweet Adelines. Life has been extremely busy for John and Deanna over the past 50 years but they have been good years. They have been blessed

with four children who in turn have presented them with eight grandchildren, ranging in age from 21 to two years of age. In recent years, they have been traveling and getting to know Canada and experiencing it. They are thoroughly enjoying retired life. John and Deanna are holding an open house today at the Schubert Centre from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and invite their family and many friends to help them celebrate their 50 years together as husband and wife.

Methots mark 60th anniversary Married May 1 1952, Clair and Helen Methot are congratulated on their 60th wedding anniversary by their children, for a marriage blessed with love, joy, excitement and adventure. There have also been surprises (some better than others) provided by their nine children. They have survived losses and sorrow, side by side, guided by their deep and ever-expanding faith. “Thank you from your children, for always being there when we needed you, for teaching us about real love, compassion, generosity and family. Thank you for forgiving us some of our ‘choices’ and for your prayers to keep us healthy and happy. Thank you to God, we have been truly blessed,” love from your nine children, 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will gather at the Vernon Lodge for a celebration dinner and maybe more (good) surprises!

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Congratulations to Bruce and Marjorie Blatchford on their 65th wedding anniversary. Bruce Blatchford and Marjorie Clements were introduced in 1944 at a high school dance in Calgary, Alta. Although Bruce was in the Air Force, they managed to see each other alternate weekends until the war ended. Once discharged, Bruce was able to return to Calgary where they soon became engaged. Bruce and Marjorie were married March 5, 1947 in the First Baptist Church in Calgary. After a honeymoon in Banff, they started married life together in Queenstown, Alta. This was to be a short stay, as Bruce’s father passed away within the month and they returned to Calgary to live with his mother.

Make Your Home Safe for Independent Living Are you a low-income senior or a person with a disability who wants to live safely and independently in the comfort of your home? Do you have difficulty performing day-to-day activities? Does your home need to be adapted to meet your changing needs? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program. Find out today if you are eligible and if you meet all of the requirements as a low-income homeowner or as a landlord applying on behalf of an eligible tenant.

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Back in Calgary, Bruce worked with Maclin Motors as a wheel alignment specialist. Marjorie worked at Massey Harris until starting a family. She then settled into the role as homemaker raising their three children, Douglas, John and finally Shirley. In 1965, the family followed Marjorie’s sister to Vernon, where Bruce had a job lined up at Kal Tire. Bruce worked there 25 years before retiring in 1990. They have enjoyed their life together here in the Okanagan with Bruce curling and fishing the local lakes and Marjorie hiking, bowling and golfing. They did a little travelling in their truck and camper including a trip all the way to Mexico. They still live in their home in Coldstream.

New program helps seniors, people with disabilities modify homes Would a new ramp, handrails or walk-in shower help you maintain your independence at home? BC Housing’s new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps lowincome B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modiďŹ cations that will allow them to continue living at home. Through HAFI, homeowners and landlords with eligible tenants can apply for ďŹ nancial assistance of up to $20,000 for improvements that make their home more accessible and safe. The goal of the program is to enable people who have physical limitations to live at home longer. People’s physical needs change over time – sometimes, a small improvement to a home can make the difference between being able to live independently or not. Types of eligible projects include: ĂŁ +andrails in hallways or stairways, ĂŁ 5DPSVIRUHDVHRIDFFHVV ĂŁ (DV\WRUHDFKZRUNRUVWRUDJH  areas in the kitchen, ĂŁ /HYHUKDQGOHVRQGRRUV ĂŁ :DONLQVKRZHUVZLWKJUDE bars, and ĂŁ %DWKWXEJUDEEDUVDQGVHDWV The projects must be permanent and ďŹ xed to the home, although exceptions can be made for equipment that gives access to an existing part of the home (e.g. a bath lift). /DXQFKHGLQ-DQXDU\+$),

The new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps low-income B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modifications for safe, accessible and independent living.

is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the CanadaB.C. Affordable Housing Initiative. Through the HAFI SURJUDP million in grants or forgivable loans will be distributed to qualifying B.C. residents over the next three years. To qualify for assistance from HAFI, recipients must be a lowincome senior or person with a disability, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a B.C. resident. Someone in the household must have a permanent disability or loss of ability that makes it difďŹ cult to perform

day-to-day activities. As well, the total household income and assets must be below a certain limit. BC Housing can tell you the income and house value limits for your area when you apply. The program is open to both homeowners and those living in market rental accommodation where rents are at the low end of market levels; landlords must apply for improvements on behalf of eligible tenants. (OLJLELOLW\UHTXLUHPHQWVDQ application guide and application forms are available at www. bchousing.org/HAFI.


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Clarence Fulton students Krystal Burke (left) and Nikala Debalinhard urge motorists along 25th Avenue Thursday to support the Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon by purchasing breakfast bags for babies. All the donations go towards purchasing a state-of-the-art incubator for the maternal/child ward at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

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Adrian Wyant, General Manager of Vernon Hyundai, presents the keys to a 2005 PT Cruiser to Joe Engler who had the winning bid of $4800. Every single dollar was donated (by Vernon Hyundai) to the VGH Foundation through SunFM’s annual radio-a-thon.


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City of Vernon PUBLIC NOTICE “City of Vernon Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw (City Centre District) Bylaw Number 5362, 2012” Pursuant to Section 226 of the Community Charter, the City of Vernon intends to establish a Revitalization Tax Exemption Program for the City Centre District area, as shown in the map below. The details of the bylaw are as follows: 1. The reasons for, and objectives of, the Revitalization Tax Exemption Program are to encourage the construction of new buildings and exterior alterations and improvements of existing buildings within the City Centre District. 2. The Revitalization Tax Exemption Program is intended to accomplish the community’s objectives outlined in the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan, which forms part of the Official Community Plan, by providing property tax relief to property owners who undertake eligible construction within the City Centre District. 3. A property owner must enter into a Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement with the City of Vernon that determines the conditions for eligibility for a specific property. The kinds of properties and development that will be eligible for tax exemptions under the program are as follows: i. Construction of New Buildings Properties that are the subject of a Building Permit for a new building having a permit value, as determined by the Manager of Building and Inspections, of $200,000.00 or greater, where the Building Permit was issued between the date of adoption of this bylaw and December 31, 2014 and an occupancy permit is issued on or before December 31, 2016 are eligible for the program, subject to conditions. ii. Additions to Existing Buildings Properties that are the subject of a Building Permit for an addition to an existing building having a permit value, as determined by the Manager of Building and Inspections, of $50,000.00 or greater, where the Building Permit was issued between the date of adoption of this bylaw and December 31, 2014 and an occupancy permit is issued on or before December 31, 2016. New construction must add additional commercial, industrial or institutional space and/or an additional dwelling unit or secondary suite to an existing building. iii. Exterior and Interior Renovations to Existing Buildings Properties that are the subject of a Building Permit and or a Development Permit Minor where the project does not increase floor space and have a permit value, as determined by the Manager of Building and Inspections, of $25,000.00 or greater, where the permit was issued between the date of adoption of “City of Vernon Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw (City Centre District) Bylaw Number 5362, 2012”, and December 31, 2014 and the work is completed on or before December 31, 2016. 4. All construction and development must conform to the land use designations and policies in the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan to be eligible for the program. Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional uses are all eligible types of development under the program. 5. Properties currently subject to a revitalization tax exemption under this program are ineligible for an additional revitalization tax exemption. 6. The extent of the tax exemption available under this program is the municipal portion of the tax increase directly attributable to the increase in assessed value of the land and improvements between the highest assessment, of the previous two years, prior to the start of construction and the year the project is completed. 7. The amount of the tax exemption that may be provided under this bylaw in any year is calculated as follows: • Years 1-5: 100% of the increased assessed value • Year 6: 80% of the increased assessed value • Year 7: 60% of the increased assessed value • Year 8: 40% of the increased assessed value • Year 9: 20% of the increased assessed value • Year 10: 10% of the increased assessed value 8. The maximum term of a tax exemption under this bylaw is 10 years. For more information on the Revitalization Tax Exemption Program, please visit the City of Vernon website at www.vernon.ca, or contact Rob Miles by email at rmiles@vernon.ca or by phone at 250-550-3634.

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PUBLIC NOTICE “City of Vernon Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw (Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre) Bylaw Number 5363, 2012” Pursuant to Section 226 of the Community Charter, the City of Vernon intends to establish a Revitalization Tax Exemption Program for the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre area, as shown in the map below. The details of the bylaw are as follows:

1. The reasons for, and objectives of, the Revitalization Tax Exemption Program are to encourage development and construction of new buildings within the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre area. 2. The Revitalization Tax Exemption Program is intended to accomplish the community’s objectives outlined in the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre Plan, which forms part of the Official Community Plan, by providing property tax relief to property owners who undertake eligible construction within the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre area. 3. A property owner must enter into a Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement with the City of Vernon that determines the conditions for eligibility for a specific property. Properties that are the subject of a Building Permit for a new building having a permit value, as determined by the Manager of Building and Inspections, of $500,000.00 or greater, where the Building Permit was issued between the date of adoption of this bylaw and December 31, 2014 and an occupancy permit is issued on or before December 31, 2016 are eligible for the program, subject to conditions. 4. All construction and development must conform to the land use designations and policies in the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre Plan to be eligible for the program. The construction of single detached housing is excluded from the program, even where permitted in the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre Plan. 5. Properties currently subject to a revitalization tax exemption under this program are ineligible for an additional revitalization tax exemption. 6. The extent of the tax exemption available under this program is the municipal portion of the tax increase directly attributable to the increase in assessed value of the land and improvements between the highest assessment, of the previous two years, prior to the start of construction and the year the project is completed. 7. The amount of the tax exemption that may be provided under this bylaw in any year is calculated as follows: • Years 1-5: 100% of the increased assessed value • Year 6: 80% of the increased assessed value • Year 7: 60% of the increased assessed value • Year 8: 40% of the increased assessed value • Year 9: 20% of the increased assessed value • Year 10: 10% of the increased assessed value 8. The maximum term of a tax exemption under this bylaw is 10 years. For more information on the Revitalization Tax Exemption Program, please visit the City of Vernon website at www.vernon.ca, or contact Rob Miles by email at rmiles@vernon.ca or by phone at 250-550-3634.

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Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication, Disposition of Property Pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, the City of Vernon intends to close, and cancel the dedication as highway, for the purpose of disposal and consolidating with adjoining lands the following described road: 148.7m2 of Plan 3277, DL 71, ODYD (lane between 3902 and 3904 30 Avenue). Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, the City further gives notice of its intention to sell the closed road to Mayfield Homes Ltd., Suite 304, 10240 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W6, for the purchase price of $36,792. The purchaser is also required to pay all appraisal, legal, survey, processing, advertising, and registration costs related to the road closure and disposition. The closed road area will be consolidated with the purchaser’s adjoining parcels. The “Lane between 3902 and 3904 30 Avenue Road Closure Bylaw Number 5340, 2012”, City Calendar will be considered by Vernon Council at its Regular Open Meeting on Monday, May 14, 2012, DATE MEETING VENUE INFO. at 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers at City Hall. Persons who consider they are affected by the Bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to council at the meeting, or, Monday, Special Regular Open Council Patti Bridal, by delivering a written submission to the Corporate Officer by Friday, May 11, 2012. Further April 30, 2012 Meeting of Council to review Chambers Corporate inquires can be direct to Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245 or bbandy@ 1:00 pm the Tax Rates Bylaw Officer vernon.ca. 3400 - 30 Street, Vernon, BC • 250-545-1361 • e-mail: admin@vernon.ca • Agendas for Council Meetings are posted on the Internet at www.vernon.ca/index.php/council/meetings


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It’s been 16 months since Kevin Kienlein had a heart and double lung transplant. It changed his life and now he’s doing everything he can to help ensure that others have the same chance. “While 85 per cent of Canadians are in favour of organ donation and transplants, in B.C. only 17 per cent are registered organ donors,� he said. “Some people are afraid that doctors won’t provide as much care to keep them alive if they are organ donors. The medical staff doesn’t know who is a donor. It is only at the last moment that they can check the data base to see if a person is registered. It is all done very respectfully. Another reason people don’t register is because they think they are too old but most people of any age have some organs that are healthy. One person who donates can save up to eight lives and benefit as many as 60 people. I’ve seen lots of miracles in Edmonton and I hope those miracles will continue.� Kienlein had a congenital heart condition and first considered a heart transplant in 2009 and was put on the waiting list in March 2010. “It is unlikely that I would be here if I hadn’t got a transplant. I could feel myself losing strength and I wasn’t able to do music, which is my life,� he said. He had the transplant in Edmonton in Decemer 2010 and things went well and even with a discouraging set-back that required additional surgery, he was able to complete the rehabilitation program ahead of schedule. He has to return to Edmonton for check ups and do physiotherapy regularly. “They’re very pleased with my condition. I’m back playing. I’ve gained weight and people tell me I look better and that my singing has more body to the sound,� he said. He has also been able to get back to his other interests, photography and Toastmasters, and has been doing inspirational speaking for schools, clubs and businesses. His next goal is to take part in the Canadian Transplant Games in Calgary in July. The games are for recipients of any type of transplant and are held in a different location in Canada every two

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Kevin Kienlein, who had a heart and lung transplant in December 2010, took part in the Vernon Kidney Walk 2011 to help raise awareness of the need for people to register to be organ donors. He is taking part in the Canadian Transplant Games in Calgary in July. years. The activities are broken down by age groups. Kienlein is practising to take part in lawn bowling, bowling, ball throwing and golf, which he has played only once before. Other sports include cycling, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, swimming, track and field and a modified triathlon, for ages five to 85. The games are a way to showcase the return to vigour, health, and happiness for transplant recipients and their families. “It would be nice to come back with a medal but the important thing is going to be to meet other transplant recipients and have a good time. I’m also helping with the photography. I want to experience it

and then I want to find a way to go to the World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa in 2013,� he said. “I’m going to keep urging people to think about organ donation. We are lucky here in Canada that people can have the surgery that is very expensive in some other countries. I got the best of care from the hospital staff. It is a teaching hospital and people come from all over the world to study there.� There are 4,500 Canadians waiting for organ donation and every 36 hours someone dies waiting for a transplant. To register to be an organ donor or to check if you are registered, see www. transplant.bc.ca.

I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet, especially when it comes to health and nutrition information. I love that I can get information quickly but I hate the overwhelming amount of information available and the variable quality of information. I recently received an e-mail that suggested Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a flavour enhancer added to foods, was the cause of obesity. The author backed up the claim by saying “Studies show that‌â€? implying it was backed by credible studies. I decided to enter the term “MSGâ€? into a search engine and it generated hundreds of thousands of hits. I, like many people, am not an expert in this area nor do I have the time to sift through all this information. So where can I go to find reliable sources of information? In B.C., calling 811 and asking for a registered dietitian at HealthLink is a good first step. They can access large medical databases to determine the strength of these claims. Other good sources are the Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s web sites. Now back to MSG‌ MSG itself does not cause obesity; however, it is often found in processed foods that have little nutritional value but high in calories. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology both conducted thorough evaluations and concluded that the use of MSG does not constitute a health hazard for most people. There are people who are sensitive to it that may suffer symptoms such as a burning sensation, headache, nausea or facial pressure about 20 minutes after eating. Those people should avoid MSG and similar compounds under the names of hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP), hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), or hydrolyzed soy protein (HSP). I do not recommend people consume products with MSG. Many of the products MSG is added to are typically processed, high in sodium, fat and refined carbohydrates — basically high calorie foods with few nutrients. There is lots of evidence that these types of food contribute to obesity along with quantity of food intake, activity levels, amount of sleep, food security, genetics, hormones, and social pressures. If you want to eat a healthy diet, my advice is to make sure your plate of food looks like this: half filled with colourful and minimally cooked fruits and veggies, 1/4 of the plate should be whole grain carbohydrate like brown rice or quinoa and the other 1/4 lowfat protein, like skinless grilled chicken breast, and preferably plant-based proteins like curried lentils. The more processed a food is, the more likely it has lost nutrients and flavour which requires the addition of flavour enhancers like MSG. If you do choose a product with added MSG, reduce your portion size, drain and rinse off canned juices and contact the manufacturer to recommended not using MSG. Rose Soneff is a community nutritionist with Interior Health.

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means blood vessel, genesis means creation). The increase of blood flow in the tissue appears as an increase in heat when imaged with thermography. The science of breast thermography has opened the door to the earliest screening for abnormalities in breast tissue that Western medicine has ever known. Thermography uses infrared imaging to generate highly detailed digital pictures. The military began using infrared imaging in the 1950s. Valued for its ability to detect and pinpoint areas of heat and movement, this technology provided a way for the military to “see” what and where the eye or other surveillance techniques couldn’t — it is also known as “night vision.” While the FDA has approved breast thermography since 1982, few women are familiar with the technique.

There are currently more than 800 peerreviewed studies on thermography in the medical databases currently, and statistics have shown that an abnormal thermogram is 10 times more significant as a future risk indicator for breast cancer than a firstdegree relative having a history of the disease. A digital infrared imaging scan shows the heat difference between normal breast tissue and problem areas. Breast thermography detects functional changes in breast tissue before tumours form and when the tumours are too small to be detected with X-rays. This is done without radiation, compression, contact or needles. Thermography can be used for women of all ages and with all types of breast tissue: young, dense, pregnant, breastfeeding, pre- and post-meno-

pausal, fibrocystic, with breast implants, and when on hormone therapy. In our office the breast exam is held in a private room, with a female technician, and requires only 45 minutes. Exams are painless and the images are electronically sent, interpreted and reviewed within days. We must use every means possible to detect cancer where there is the greatest chance for survival. Proper use of breast self-exams, physician exams, thermography, and mammography together provide the earliest detection system available to date. We encourage women to discuss their breast health with their doctors and to find ways to help to prevent breast cancer. Dr. Shelby Entner is a naturopathic physician practising, with Dr. Chris Spooner, at Okanagan Natural Medicine in Vernon.

Hummingbirds affected by climate change JIM BODKIN Special to The Morning Star

Does it seem to you there are fewer hummingbirds than there used to be? If so, you are not alone, lots of people think that may be the case. The big question is whey and it is,

as yet, not fully answered. One possible reason that has hit most bird species, not just hummingbirds, is the loss of nesting sites and forag-

ing grounds to change. Ha r r i e t t H u m m e r returns from Mexico to find that last year’s nesting shrub or tree has been replaced with an orchard or vineyard. Iridescent Irma finds that her wildflower nectar and insect sources have become a housing subdivision and so it goes and has gone for many hummingbird generations. Another possible reason has to do with climate change. Hummingbirds for countless generations

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are non-handling jobs that need to be done. Volunteers are needed to work the capture traps: catching something as nimble and wary as a hummer is not as easy as you might think, so some skill training is given. Counters are needed too; keeping count of a lot of flitting hummers busily buzzing about the banding sight takes some skill to get the number right. Another job is recording data with precision so ornithologist scientists can interpret it… again; some training is needed to avoid transpositions and other recording errors as the banding heats up with a hummer or two queuing as Gail or a banding volunteer under her supervision strives to keep up. Volunteers with keen vision, a good memory for key characteristics and an eye for detail can help with the identification of juvenile hummingbirds…it can be tricky identifying the young even though the adults are fairly straightforward. Oh, the shame, if a Black Chin is

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SPRING GARAGE/YARD SALE The Okanagan Humane Society holds spring sale April 29 at 2805-17th St., Vernon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds support our spay/neuter, feral and abandoned cat rescue programs. For more information, call Hazel at 250-542-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 189 OYAMA Cribbage tournament April 29. Book your spot now by phoning the Legion at 250-5483521. Registration is at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10 a.m. sharp; $25 per team and lunch is included. VERNON COLLECTORS CLUB MEETS Last Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 1204-30th Ave. FALKLAND-WESTWOLD FIRST RESPONDERS AGM Annual General Meeting April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Old Fire Hall on Gyp Road. Election of officers will be held. Coffee served. HALINA HARMONIX Under the direction of Devon Muhlert the Halina Harmonix (formerly the Vernon Seniors Choir) present Armchair Traveler April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Halina Centre, followed by coffee, tea and goodies; admission by donation. Come join us and enjoy some good singing. GEORGETTE SHOP Warm weather is here! Shorts are on, bikes are out. Come on down and outfit the family. We are told we have the best prices in town. We are at 3100-28th Ave. Call 542-3114. CRAFT AND BAKE SALE April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Falkland Community Hall. Tables available: call Nikki at 250-379-6818. VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information. MEDIEVALLY MINDED Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 p.m. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. We’re open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

alamalka Toastmasters are hosting an open house on Wednesday May 2 at the Holiday Inn Express, 4716-34 St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In the photo, John Ferguson (left) is congratulating Garry Flint after he presented a speech. Toastmasters is an opportunity to learn communication, presentation, listening and leadership skills in a safe, fun environment. You will build self-confidence and make new friends. We invite guests to attend and to join our club. Our club website is http://kalamalkatoastmasters.ca.

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MAY 1 BUOYANT BUDDIES DRAGON BOAT TEAM All breast cancer survivors: that is the only requirement! New team members welcome, no experience necessary. Two practices a week on Swan Lake. Paddling starts in May. For more info. please call Eileen at 250-558-4684 or e-mail Jenny at jenny.d@shaw.ca THE OKANAGAN QUALITY LIFE SOCIETY AGM Annual general meeting May 1, Vernon Legion, 10:30 a.m. We operate a 24-foot pontoon boat, Heaven-Can-Wait. Members and all interested are encouraged to attend. Call Ron Heuman at 558-1063 for more information. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB TUESDAY RAMBLE May 1, Reinecker Creek Trail. Meet at the Curling Club and depart at 10 a.m. Call Walt at 558-5051 for details. Above-ankle hiking boots, lunch and water required. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY May 1 at noon, art presentation. This week’s topic: Late Renaissance Painting (Italy, Germany, Netherland, and Spain). Approx. 1 hour. Drop-in session. Admission by donation. Gallery is at 3228-31st Ave. Call 250-545-3173or see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com for info. ARMSTRONG AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the small room of the Odd Fellows hall in Armstrong and we would welcome anyone interested in becoming a member.

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Community Calendar MAY 1 BOSOM BUDDIES MEET FOR LUNCH May 1 at noon, Boston Pizza. Please come and share a smile with us. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 Cribbage night and dart league Tuesdays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. We are at 2500-46th Ave. Call 250-542-3277 for information. VERNON PLACER MINERS’ CLUB Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (basement), 1204 -30 Ave., Vernon. If you are interested in gold panning or mining you are welcome to come to the meetings. Family-oriented club. Call 250-547-9690 or 250-549-4395. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BR. 25 VERNON Open cribbage Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Come early for lunch! Call 250-5422696 for more information. Note we are always open on Tuesdays, even when the general meeting is taking place. LUMBY’S MONASHEE TOASTMASTERS CLUB Meets every Tuesday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ox Pub. Our noon-hour meetings enable working people to attend. Toastmasters Clubs are worldwide and for the purpose of teaching communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Drop in as a guest to see what we are all about. Info., call Louise at 250547-6480 or Marena (evenings) at 250-547-9572. SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIOR PARENTS For seniors parents of children with developmental disabilities, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Schubert Centre meeting room, 3505-30th Ave. Join us for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to connect with other senior parents facing similar joys and challenges. For info., call Julie at 250-307-4216. POWERED PARAGLIDING CLUB Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com for meeting times, locations. TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GROUP A short reading, followed by a 45-minute silent meditation at the Okanagan Centre for Positive Living, at our new location,

2913-29th Ave., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. RESTORATION AND HEALING FOR WOUNDED SOULS A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vernon Family Church (beside Lincoln Lanes). Call Bonnie at 306-6187 or Wayne at 542-5878. COCAINE ANONYMOUS MEETS Every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. FREEDOM GROUP MEETS Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. KIWANIS CLUB OF VERNON FOUR SEASONS Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. For more information, call 545-8650. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE Bingo Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. All 19 and over welcome. Call 250-542-2877. ARMSTRONG LIONS CLUB, BINGO Every Tuesday at the Oddfellows Hall, 3005 Wood Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird starts 6:50 p.m. SENIORS LUNCHES AT ARMSTRONG LEGION Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $6. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8455. AA MEETINGS 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) . Open meeting (X) 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Meeting (H) open, 7:30 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon. (H) . Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr., 5 p.m. daily. Handicap access (X) no access. DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE LIVING WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS? Strengthening Families Together runs May 2 to June 6 from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. at People Place in Vernon. Free workshop for families and friends of people living with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or schizophrenia, provides info. about mental illnesses, coping and communication skills, problem solving, medications and treatments, how to support your loved one and self-care. To register, call Dianne at 250-260-322 or bcssvernon@shaw.ca

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With a company motto “dance to express, not to impress” Ottawa-based Bboyizm brings its explosive street dance show IZM to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on May 7 at 8 p.m., marking the fifth and final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Society’s 2011/2012 dance series. IZM is a full-length production that brings the styling of street dance to the stage. Featuring 10 dancers from Ottawa and Montreal, this production is an authentic mix of breaking, popping, rocking and street dance styling. Created to be a pure representation of the dance form, it is hard-hitting, emotionally rooted and the athleticism and skill levels of these dancers is sure to catch your attention. Choreographer and Bboyizm founder Yvon Soglo, aka Crazy Smooth, says “the idea is that if one is truly expressing oneself, their dance will no doubt be impressive,” a mantra he developed for himself after spending part of his dance career in New York. “People see it (street dance) as a series of moves, not as a dance.” IZM is a performance that seeks to show people what this dance form is truly all about: That spinning on your head isn’t the whole picture — it’s only the beginning. The company is made up of professional street dancers who came from different crews with different specialties. Described as “the first time I was asked to do me” by a Bboyizm dancer, it’s that freedom of that self-expression can be seen in the passionate dancing that reaches to the back row. “To stay authentic and not change how we (street dancers) do things naturally,” says Crazy Smooth “When IZM premiered at the Canada

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Canada’s only nationally touring street dance company, Bboyizm, brings IZM to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre May 7 at 8 p.m. Dance Festival, the sold out audience went wild! And they had good reason to…Crazy Smooth and his dancers hold nothing back, they dance full out and they give every audience member an authentic high,” says Brian Webb, artistic director of the Festival. In addition to the performance on May 7, there will be a workshop with the company that is open to the public on May 6 starting at 11 a.m. Contact the centre’s dance outreach coordinator, Jackie Faulkner,

at danceoutreach@ticketseller.ca for more information or to register. “The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: The Best Western Vernon Lodge, The Morning Star, The Okanagan Advertiser, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Regional District of the North Okanagan, and Made in BC Dance On Tour,” said Brian Van

Wensem, audience development for the performing arts centre. With fast-paced dynamics and raw authenticity, Bboyizm’s IZM is an accessible show for dance lovers and theatre newcomers alike. Tickets to IZM are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, $25 for students and a limited number of eyeGo tickets are available at $5 for high school students. Call the Ticket Seller box office at 250-549-SHOW (7469).

Buzz Brass is a blast

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s a lover of brass music and self-confessed Francophile, I was hooked on Buzz Brass before I reached my seat at the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s final presentation of the season last Thursday. And I was not disappointed. However, this Quebec quintet’s show, The History of Music, aimed primarily at school children (they’ve Christine Pilgrim played to 150 school audiences to date) has only recently been adapted to suit adult audiences. Consequently, Thursday’s audience took some time to warm to their zany, slapstick antics; although, as the evening progressed and the group played two stunning jazz versions of Amazing Grace, the audience

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responded with well-deserved whistles and applause. In contrast, the opening Caveman’s Rap, arranged by Sylvain Lapointe, who also wrote and directed the show, featured the five musicians in unwieldy wigs, beating, clicking, slapping, stamping and slurping sounds and rhythms in a tightly choreographed dance ‘round their Neanderthal fire. Entering from both stage and auditorium, playing drum, bone horns and conches, they created breathtaking harmonies. In fact, their harmony throughout was so superb that it was almost sufficient unto itself. Each man was a master of music-making, from Frederic Gagnin (lead trumpet) to Sylvain Lapointe (second trumpet). They were joined by the sonorous notes of Pascal Lafreniere (horn), Jason De Carufel (trombone), and Sylvain Arseneau (bass trombone).

While the group might have needed a catalyst for school children, the exaggerated style of The Actor (Vincent Cote) seemed superfluous for an adult audience and at times inhibited the pace and panache of the five musicians. Part of the joy of Buzz Brass is the fact that they play as one — as musicians, actors, singers and clowns — with no one more important than another. Perhaps this accounted for the dissonance of the selfimportant Actor role. This is not so much a criticism of Cote’s performance as a question whether an informed adult audience might be left to deduce Western musical history from the comments, clowning and music of the instrumentalists.

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foiled” instruments in a wonderfully acted and wittily staged Buzz Opera. The group’s sense of energy and fun was so infectious and their music so beautifully engaging that Lapointe’s last words,

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where he was standing just a moment ago. The photo is of a young, pretty, smiling, blonde woman. He decides that this photo must be of his guardian angel and it isn’t too long before he’s proven right. Soon the young Marine returns to America, picture in tow. After quickly discovering he’s having trouble adapting to civilian life, he decides to go for a walk, searching for the landmark that appears in the photo behind his guardian angel. Eventually he finds that landmark in Louisiana and the girl, Beth (Taylor Schilling.) After not coming clean on the photo, the nature of his journey, nor his intentions, the Marine simply works at the woman’s kennel until she falls for him, which she does. We say, “Yes, this is a chick flick, but it’s also bad.” TAYLOR: This movie is lacking flair and intelligence. It was base, blunt, silly at times, it made me laugh out loud at an inappropriate scene due to bad acting. I don’t know who that girl is but she should eat a sandwich and take a

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that. It would have saved me from watching an hour and 20 minutes of a terrible love story. TAYLOR: It was boring. There were aspects to the film that I enjoyed. Beth always wore white and was often seen with golden sunlight around her, like she was an angel. Logan was often watched from a distance, through the glass of a window or door, as if he was always the subject of the stalking, rather than the other way around. However, nothing much happens in this film. HOWE: I do enjoy a good film that moves me, that puts the lump in my throat or the feel of tears starting to well up. The Lucky One did nothing for me. I found Toy Story 3 more touching, and the act-

ing was better. TAYLOR: I don’t mind romantic movies. The Notebook comes to mind as a great love story, but it had interesting characters in interesting times. The Lucky One had very little conflict and absolutely no plot devices to move anything forward. It wasn’t just the inexperience of the actors, the script was also stupid. HOWE: Once again, the best role in the movie goes to a canine friend in the form of Logan’s German shepherd. Chalk up another one for the dogs... Taylor gives The Lucky One 1 yawn out of 5. Howe gives it 1.5 lighthouses out of 5. — The feature is currently playing at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.


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Get ready for a trip to Oz

I’ll get you my pretty!” – My wife Kimberley shrieks in our living room. It’s not every day a husband gets away with publically announcing: I’m married to the Wicked Witch of the West. Kim is reciting her lines for her upcoming shared role in The Wizard of Oz – coming to the Performing Arts Centre next weekend. Suffice to say, I’ve heard all about this crazy vendetta against a girl named Dorothy, “and her little dog too.” The Wizard of Brian van Wensem Oz is this year’s big show by Vernon Community Music School’s Lights of Broadway. Favourite show tunes including Over the Rainbow, and We’re Off to See the Wizard are performed by Vernon’s up-and-coming talent. Backed by grand sets, costumes and a very enthusiastic live Toto, there are three shows to choose from: 7 p.m. evening performances on May 4 and 5, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 5. Call the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) for your tickets. Now moving from Kansas to Russia, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is back next Sunday at the Performing Arts Centre for their latest concert,

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Russian Gems. Music of Borodin and Tchaikovsky are featured, and the symphony will be joined on stage by Ian Parker through special arrangement with Chamber Music Kelowna. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are on sale through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469). On Monday, May 7, join Ontario’s Bboyizm for their performance of IZM. It’s raw and authentic street dance brought to stage in a high-energy mix of breaking, popping, rocking and bboying. The skill levels of the dancers shines through their athleticism – a sneak preview of which can be viewed on the Ticket Seller website at www.ticketseller. ca/479. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available by calling the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). He’s the star of the self-titled Ron James Show on CBC and on May 10 top comedian Ron James will be onstage at the Performing Arts Centre for an evening of comedy and laughter. Everything we know in contemporary culture from Tim Hortons to politics and hockey is fodder for James’ signature 90-minute rants. Showtime is 8 p.m. on the 10th and tickets are available through the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469). Sweeten up your week with the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, taking the Performing Arts Centre’s stage in a spar-

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kling sequined storm on Friday, May 11. Masters of their craft, naughty but nice cheesecakes turn up the heat, flaunting lavish costumes and cheeky attitude straight from a bygone era. Showtime is at 8 p.m. on May 11, and tickets are on sale through the Ticket Seller at 549SHOW. The Zirka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presents a celebration of Spring and Dance coming up on May 12. Vesna Spring Awakening is a unique evening packed with the colours and sounds of Ukrainian culture. Zirka will be joined on stage by Kelowna’s Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers to showcase dances from all regions of Ukraine. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Centre and tickets are available through the Ticket Seller box office at 549-SHOW (7469). And don’t miss your chance to see Powerhouse Theatre’s Woman in Black running now through May 5. It’s a spinechilling ghost story about a lawyer dealing with one of his late clients’ affairs. Catch the matinee performance today starting at 2 p.m., or the evening performances from Tuesday through Saturday starting at 8 p.m. Visit the Ticket Seller website at www.ticketseller.ca or call 549SHOW (7469) for more information and to buy your tickets. Enjoy the shows!

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The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery kicks off a new season with a show and sale Thursday. The annual School Crossing Show, with art from local schools, will be in the Freeze Gallery and there will be a silent auction to raise money for the gallery. Most of the paintings for auction have been donated from the estate of Rusty Freeze, a well known artist. During his life he was an enthusiastic supporter of the establishment of the art gallery and the smaller section of the gallery has been named in his honour. The show and auction will run from Thursday to May 26. RUSTY FREEZE PAINTING A reception honouring Freeze will be held on Friday from 7 Art by the late Rusty Freeze will be auctioned p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery. off to support the Armstrong gallery.

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SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 TO THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (18A - Explicit violence) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday to Sunday 3:50, 6:40, 9:05; Monday to Thursday 6:40, 9:05. **THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (G - Violence) Saturday and Sunday 1:25. **THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D (G - Violence) Friday to Sunday 4:25, 7:15, 9:45; Monday to Thursday 7:15, 9:45. WRATH OF THE TITANS (14A - Violence) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday, Monday to Thursday 6:25; Saturday and Sunday 12:30, 6:25. THE HUNGER GAMES (PG - Violence) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday 3:10, 6:10, 9:15; Saturday and Sunday 12:10, 3:10, 6:10, 9:15; Monday to Thursday 6:10, 9:15. AMERICAN REUNION (18A - Sexually suggestive scenes) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday to Sunday 3:30, 8:45; Monday to Thursday 8:45. SAFE (14A - Frequent violence) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday 3:40, 6:35, 9:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:50, 3:40, 6:35, 9:00; Monday to Thursday 6:35, 9:00. MIRROR MIRROR (PG - Violence) CLOSED CAPTIONED Saturday and Sunday 12:40. **THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT (14A - Coarse language, sexually suggestive scenes) Friday 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; Saturday and Sunday 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; Monday to Thursday 7:10, 9:50. THE LUCKY ONE (PG - Violence, sexually suggestive scenes, coarse language) CLOSED CAPTIONED Friday 3:20, 6:20, 8:50; Saturday and Sunday 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 8:50; Monday To Thursday 6:20, 8:50.


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Having her company named corporate citizen of the year is a humbling experience for Paulette Webb. The realtor and co-owner of Royal LePage Downtown Realty Armstrong picked up the Hub International Barton Insurance Corporate Citizen of the Year on behalf of her office at the recent Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and Gala at St. Joseph’s Hall. “It was a definitely a team effort,” said Webb, who accepted the honour, along with Royal LePage realtor Bev Carlson, from presenter and past winner Terry McKinty of Askew’s Foods. “Everyone contributes to our success, the realtors and the staff. “To be singled out is really quite an honour, especially with our fellow nominees. They’re all such great corporate citizens.” Also nominated for the award were The Armstrong Inn; A&W Armstrong; Valley First Credit Union Armstrong; Askew’s Foods; Nor-Val Rentals; Shepherd’s Home Hardware and Kiss FM. Carlson also went home with a prize, winning the five-pound chocolate Hollywood display door prize donated by Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, whose owners, Peter and Jolanda Rotzetter, accepted the Blackwell Building Movers Small Business of the Year honour. Other winners included VantageOne Credit Union (Kohler Customer Service award); Hillbilly Haven (Shepherd’s Home Hardware Revitalization award); Passive Remediation (City of Armstrong Green Community award); Shear Kreations (North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Services Young Entrepreneur of the Year); Armstrong Farmer’s Market (Anchor Inn Tourism Award); and Rapid Span (Township of Spallumcheen Manufacturer/Innovator of the Year). Close to 50 businesses and individuals

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Terry McKinty (centre), from Askew’s Foods, presents Paulette Webb (left) and Bev Carlson of Royal LePage Downtown Realty Armstrong with the corporate citizen of the year award at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

“To be singled out is really quite an honour, especially with our fellow nominees.” — Paulette Webb were nominated for the eight awards. “Armstrong-Spallumcheen businesses contribute significantly to our community and the people recognized this evening are role models, continually demonstrating the qualities of leadership,” said chamber president Sandra Starke, herself a draw prize winner (she bought winning key

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Chamber president Sandra Starke (left) and vice-president Andrew Laird honour executive director Patti Noonan for her efforts in organizing the gala.

that unlocked a necklace from Enderby Jewellers). “Thank you to all of the sponsors, and the committee for organizing this wonderful event.” Starke presented the final honour of the evening, silencing emcee Andrew Laird, of Kiss FM, by announcing that his radio station won the President’s Award. “There are always people and companies that show so much support for our communities, but there aren’t really categories that they fit into,” said Starke. “That’s why this award was created.” Laird accepted the honour with co-workers Diane Mann and Jason Tissington. More than 100 people, including a guest from Fort St. James, attended the Hollywood-style evening, greeted at the door by tuxedo-clad pastor Bruce Brown of Glad Tidings church, who insisted on asking everybody who they were wearing as they wandered down the red carpet. The meal was provided by Mary Serhan and her catering crew at St. Joseph’s Church. Special tributes were given to outgoing chamber employee Angela Passmore, who now works for the Kindale Developmental Association. Chamber of commerce executive director Patti Noonan received a floral tribute and a standing ovation from the crowd when introduced by Starke and Laird for her role in organizing the gala night, and for the work she does for the chamber. Sponsors of the event were Askew’s Foods, The Morning Star, Telus, Nor-Val Rentals and Kiss FM.

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the tourism award and be recognized by businesses for the important part they play in the economic growth of the community. So what part do they play in the positive growth of the community other than providing fresh food for our families and an opportunity for visitors to connect the food on their table to the farm? In addition to producing fresh, nutritious, high-quality foods, the family businesses you see each week at the markets provide a wealth of benefits to our local communities. Small family farmers live on or near their farms and strive to preserve the surrounding environment for future generations. Since they have a vested interest in their communities, they are more likely to use sustainable farming techniques to protect resources and health, serving as responsible stewards of the land. The existence of family farms guarantees the preservation of green space within the community. Family businesses also play a vital role in rural economies. In

addition to providing jobs to local people, farms and home-based businesses also help support other businesses by purchasing goods and services within their communities. The circle continues when businesses thrive and continue to boost the economy by hiring more employees and supporting local initiatives. Farmers and homebased businesses provide further benefit by encouraging positive growth in communities through active civic participation and by helping to preserve the important connection between consumers, food, and the land that produces this food. With all of the benefits family farms and home-based businesses provide our community, perhaps we need to include them in our shop local efforts and support them as they support us. Once we lose our family farms and food producers, we will reduce our supply of safe, fresh, sustainablygrown foods and will lose something even more important - part of our heritage. According to UN’s annual world Economic

and social survey, “By 2048, the world’s population will grow to nine billion people. Food production will have to increase 70 to 100 per cent to feed this growing population. That’s an annual increase in agricultural needs of 2.5 per cent for the next 36 years.” Clearly, family farms and independent food producers are a valuable resource worth preserving, not only to visitors looking for experiential opportunities, but as a partner in economic growth. Now, more than ever, it’s important to realize that we all must take steps to ensure we don’t lose this value asset – both for economic growth and tourism. Shop local. Support family farms and food producers at the Armstrong Farmers’ Market every Saturday at the fairgrounds, at Caravan Farm Theatre’s monthly markets, through farm gate sales or by supporting the Armstrong Food Initiative Society. Go to www.aschamber.com for more information. Patti Noonan is executive director of the ArmstrongSpallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

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A Vernon business has cast its eyes south. Cathy Bilton and Mechal Corbett, owners of the local Nurse Next Door, franchise, have acquired the franchise in Kelowna. “We launched our business at the end of 2008, about a month after Kelowna, and have kept in close touch with the owners over the years,” said Bilton. “We’ve talked about taking on Kelowna for the past year or more so this is really exciting for us.” Former Kelowna owners David Russell and Scott Jacobsen are similar

to Vernon’s Cathy Bilton and Mechal Corbett; friends from school who 25 years later, ventured out as business partners to become the premier home health care company in the Okanagan Valley. The franchise provides a variety of health related services. “Our full-time commitment to the operation of our business has paid off, not only in the amazing experiences we’ve had with our clients and client families, but also in the learning that comes with building a successful business during one of the most depressed economies in Canadian history,” said Bilton.


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CZECH REPUBLIC - Sometimes a cab ride, like the one I took in Prague, is an adventure unto itself. Although the railway station was only a few blocks from the Iron Gate Hotel in the heart of Old Town, the confusing journey along the city’s historic cobblestone streets took almost 25 minutes, and in the dark of night there were moments I questioned where I might end up. By day, however, all was revealed. Our driver had been a Formula One master of Prague’s complicated, one-way, labyrinthine network of back alleys that crush up against buildings, cower beneath gothic architecture and wind around picturesque squares. Prague’s beauty is unparalleled, largely because it is one of the few cities on the continent to have avoided the destruction of war. Then, hidden away behind the Iron Curtain for years, western modernization never reached its perimeter. As a result, Prague reflects almost an intact history with architecture running the gamut of Roman, Gothic, baroque, benaissance influences, alongside cubic and even Soviet styles in its massive churches, cathedrals,

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An organ grinder performs on the Charles Bridge. castles, palaces, theatres, and bridges. The Charles Bridge, which spans the Vltava River, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. First constructed of sandstone blocks in 1357, it stretches almost six football fields in length, and links Old Town to New Town. Anchored by two magnificent towers on either end, and with more than 70 sculptures on its deck, the bridge is home to an army of plein air artists, musicians, and street vendors, so that the crossing is packed with diversions and photo opportunities. It’s a fairly steep climb over cobblestones and up stone stairways to historic Prague Castle so leave your stilettos at home. As the largest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle is impressive,

and includes St. Vitus Cathedral nearby, seat of the Archbishop of Prague and the resting place of several saints, kings, princes and emperors of Bohemia. Be sure to visit Golden Lane (Zlata ulicka), a picturesque street of tiny 16th century houses, built to dwarf-scale because the small area had to accommodate 24 families. Whether on the climb up the hill, or the meander down, the many cozy tea-houses, artisan galleries and oneof-a-kind shops are a delight, especially those specializing in character marionettes. Prague is, after all, home to the National Marionette Theatre that stages innovative family-style productions including Mozart’s Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. Crossing the Charles

Bridge back into Old Town, veer right and head to the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), a poignant section of the city that dates back to the 13th century. The buildings here are among the bestpreserved Jewish historical monuments and synagogues in Europe, and include the OldNew Synagogue and remnants of the Jewish Ghetto from the Second World War. Though parts of Prague are very modern, Old Town Square is still its hub. Dating back to 1091, this large, open space is flanked by colourful pastel buildings and historical statues, the town hall with

its astronomical clock and tower, and the Church of St. Nicholas. Day and night, the square pulsates with activity. If you’ve time to get lost, take any one of the narrow alleys that lead off from the square. Some meander to street markets. Others might weave past a street musician, an open doorway to a flower-filled inner courtyard, or unusual architectural statues. Prague is a photographer’s dream destination at the best of times but meander its labyrinth of streets on foot, and that’s when the real adventure begins. Chris McBeath is with Travel Writers’ Tales.

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Silver Star Rotary: Tuesday, 6:45 am • Village Green Inn Armstrong Rotary: Tuesday, 6:00 pm • Anchor Inn Vernon Rotary: Wednesday, 12:10 • Vernon Lodge Kalamalka Rotary: Thursday, 12:10 • Vernon Lodge

KAL ROTARY DONATIONS TOTAL MORE THAN $2.3 MILLION

If you’ve lived in Vernon for more than a few years you’ve probably heard about the Kalamalka Rotary Dream Auction, but what exactly is it all about? Dream Auction is a fund-raiser for Kal Rotary and since its inception in 1984, the auction has raised over $2.3 million, making the club a signi¿cant contributor to the social fabric of the North Okanagan. None of this would be possible, however, without the enthusiastic support of three groups of people: the many business, professionals and individuals who contribute goods and services to the auction, the more than 450 faithful bidders who turn out each year to support the auction by purchasing the donated goods and services and Valley Auction’s Don Raffan and his team who conduct the always spirited live auction portion of the evening. The gala banquet that surrounds the auction pays for itself and all other costs associated with the auction in order to be able to direct 100% of the auction proceeds to charitable works as the

grant requests grow each year. Requests are accepted in January each year after which the club Donations Committee meets several times to evaluate those requests and determine how best to allocate the resources. In a typical year approximately half of the funds raised are directed toward major projects where $40,000 or $50,000 or more will make a signi¿cant difference to an organization or a fundraising drive for a community project. Examples include Hospice House, the Vernon Soccer Association indoor soccer centre and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital where the club last year has completed a $150,000 three year pledge toward the Tower of Care. Other major projects include the water park in Polson Park, the Vernon and Coldstream skate board parks, the NONA Treehouse Project and, in the last round of donations, funds toward a new bus for Kidsport in Greater Vernon. Roughly one quarter of the funds are directed annually toward minor local projects and upwards of 20 such

Rotarian Jim Burns 250-545-2873

Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1984 Club: Kalamalka Rotary Employer: Silver Star Carpet Cleaning Occupation: Owner Paul Harris member

endeavours may be funded each year. In education, the Vernon Museum Heritage Fair and the RCMP Youth Academy received funds. In arts, donations were made to the Vernon Music School Sound Foundation project, the 5th Annual Roots Celebration and the O’Keefe Ranch kids’ interactive area in the Greenhow Museum. In the area of social services the committee recommended donations to the White Valley Resource Centre to support the Cherryville Kids Zone, providing low cost recreational and social development opportunities for kids; the Community Kitchens project; and the People Place, to fund a double size tent to be loaned out to community groups for their outdoor functions. Also included were the Family Resource Centre, the Community Dental Access Centre and the Vernon Secondary School Barbeque for the Mission which will see VSS students shopping for, cooking and serving food to clients of the Upper Room Mission.

Proud Rotarian since 2002 Club: President, Silver Star Rotary Interests: Biathlon, skiing, hiking, canoeing, photography Favorite hikes: The Rockwall, Limestone Lakes, Monashee Lake, Kilimanjaro

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Additional donations were made to the Lumby and District Health Services Society, Vernon Restholm, the Vernon Community Garden Society and Vernon Search and Rescue to help fund training in helicopter rescues after which the Province of BC will fund equipment and operations of helicopter rescue systems. The remaining quarter of the funds raised are directed to international projects including the International Student Exchange Program, the Interact program at Seaton High School, where high school students are involved with Rotary-managed aid programs in third world countries and the Rotary International Polio Plus program which has all but eradicated polio worldwide. The 85 Kal Rotarians have met several times already to ¿nalize preparations for the 28th Annual Dream Auction to be held this year on November 18 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. Look for tickets to be available early in October and plan to attend and support Vernon’s premier charitable banquet.

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Pleased to be a Rotarian since 1987

Club: Vernon Rotary Occupation: Denturist Family: wife Pam

Club: Silver Star Rotary Occupation: Dentist Family: wife Judie, children Katie, Laura & Michael

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The Armstrong Regional Cooperative (ARC) is pleased to announce that they will be accepting applications for two $1000 bursaries. One bursary will be awarded to a student entering their 2nd year of post secondary education in the fall of 2012 and the other to a mature student returning to school and/or a student entering their 3rd or subsequent years of post secondary education in the fall of 2012. All applicants must complete a Bursary Application Supplemental Information Form (BASIF) which is available from our office, by calling 250.546.9438, or emailing info@armstrong.coop. To apply, please send a cover letter, proof of acceptance and/or previous year’s transcripts along with the BASIF to the ARC’s Bursary Committee at Box 250, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0. They can also be dropped off at our Head Office at 973 Otter Lake Cross Road, Armstrong, BC. Applications should be received by the ARC no later than 13 Jul 2012. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are themselves or whose parents are active ARC Members.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY Tony Robbins, a motivational speaker, said, “Take control of your consistent emotions and begin consciously and deliberately to reshape your daily experience of life.” Take control of your emotions at the bridge table and consciously and deliberately work to shape the play to benefit yourself and your partner. In this deal, take the East cards. You are defending against six spades. Your partner leads the heart king. How would you try to defeat the contract? South’s four-spade opening bid promised at least an eight-card suit and 5 to 10 high-card points.

North, hoping his partner had the ace-king of spades, used Blackwood and jumped to six spades. (This is a good deal for Roman Key Card Blackwood, when North would learn that either an ace and the spade king or two aces were missing and would put on the brakes at five spades.) East can see one heart trick and must hope to score his spade king. But it looks as though declarer, who will rely on the trump finesse, is about to be lucky. Is there a solution? Yes, if declarer has at least two hearts, dummy can be forced to ruff a heart at trick two, after which South can take only one spade finesse and not pick up East’s king.

East could signal enthusiastically with his heart nine, but West might think that is a suitpreference signal for diamonds. East should take control by winning trick one with his heart ace and leading back a heart. Don’t rely on partner when you can take control.


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After a lengthy illness Clara Prevost, beloved wife of the late Roland Prevost (1995), passed away on April 19, 2012 in Armstrong, BC at the age of 79 years. Clara was born on December 25, 1932 to William and Sarah Holland in Pritchard, BC. She married the love of her life, Roland, in 1953 in Chase, BC. Clara was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother with a very strong work ethic. She truly loved being with her family and enjoyed the outdoors, which included camping, fishing and gardening. Clara spent 10 years in Lumby, BC before moving to Crozier Road in Armstrong, BC where she belonged to the Seniors Community Centre for many years. She will be truly missed by all who knew here. Clara will be lovingly remembered by her children Neil (Kathy) Holland of Monte Lake, Ida (Lauren) Forde of Savona, Doris (Les) Campen of Armstrong, Joan (Rick) Walton of Princeton, Lee Prevost of Armstrong, Verna (Royce) Hull of Armstrong, Roxie (Bruce) Eremko of Vancouver, and Dana Prevost of Armstrong. She will also be missed by her 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. By request, there will be no public service. If family or friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Parkinson Society British Columbia (Suite 600 - 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9, www.parkinson.bc.ca). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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was born on February 9th, 1957 and was called Home to be with her Lord on April 24th, 2012 at the age of 55 years. Aline will be lovingly remembered by her husband Wilf, to whom she was married for 36 years; their three sons, Shaun (Marlo) of Vernon, B.C., Chris of Vancouver, B.C., and Jeff (Kyla Mulder) of Vernon, B.C.; one sister, Renée Carlson of Vernon, B.C.; many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert & Terry Carlson. Aline was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and came to Vernon in the late 1960s as a young girl. She graduated from VSS in 1975 and married Wilf that same summer. She was a devoted wife to her husband, and wonderful mother to her three sons. Aline had a great passion for quilting, gardening and traveling with dear friends. She faced her illness with courage and grace and as a devoted Christian, her faith in God sustained her. She will be greatly missed by every life she touched, until we are together again. A private Graveside Service at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery will precede a Celebration Of Aline’s Life which will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Avenue, on Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Stuart McKnight of¿ciating. A reception will follow in the church hall. We, Aline’s family would like to express our deepest thanks to all the staff at Hospice House for the wonderful, loving way in which they cared for Aline during her ¿nal days with us. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Aline to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.

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May 30,1919 - April 29, 2010 Sept. 19,1915 - March 11, 2011 Dear Mother and Father: Mom, you left us 2 years ago today and we still miss you terribly. We think of you every day but are comforted with the fact that Dad joined you 11 months later and we know you are together. You and Dad were almost joined at the hips for your time of raising your family, during your working years and in your retirement years. We hope you are walking hand in hand or dancing or in the Band, playing and directing.

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After having lived in Vernon for 84 years and due to failing health, she moved to Vancouver in 2010 to be near her daughters. Jennie was born on October 22, 1920 in Ispas Alberta, the youngest of six children. She was predeceased by her loving husband John in 1990, her parents John and Domka Hackman, her sister Mary McKoryk and four brothers Bill, George, Steve and Jim Hackman. Jennie is lovingly remembered by daughters Marlene (Tom) Doiron, Irene (Arnold) Wagner, grandsons Wade (Sharon), Alan and Mark; great granddaughters Chloé and Katarina as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. We were blessed to have had such a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was proud of her daughters and their families. Jennie was a very giving, generous and sharing person. She was hard working, compassionate, family focused and loved to cook, knit, sew, quilt, crochet and garden. She enjoyed the outdoors and volunteering at the Schubert Centre. A remembrance of Jennie’s life will be held in Vernon in early July when she will be laid to rest beside her husband. An announcement will be placed in the Vernon Morning Star. Those wishing to make a donation in Jennie’s memory may do so to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of their choice. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at the Arbutus Care Centre, Jennie’s home for the past 15 months and the doctors and nurses on the 11th Àoor of VGH.

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5HYHUHQG 'HVPRQG 'DYLG+ROW The Reverend Desmond David Holt was born in Calgary on April 27, 1921. He passed away peacefully on April 25, 2012 at Heron Grove in Vernon, just two days short of his 91st birthday.

It was there that Des met a pretty widow, Dorian Massey, and her young daughter, Cynthia Ann. They were married October 8, 1953, and shortly thereafter Des got his own parish in Enderby. There they welcomed two more children, Catherine and Norman. While serving in Enderby, Des helped build St. Peter’s Church in Sicamous. After Enderby, he served parishes in Creston (where he again oversaw the building of a new church as well as a new rectory), Oliver, Kimberly and finally semi-retiring in Grand Forks. Upon full retirement, Des and Dorie returned to her childhood hometown of Vernon.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jennie Sherney on the morning of March 23, 2012 at the Vancouver General Hospital. Jennie was 91 years of age and lived a full and happy life.

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Des served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in England for four years as a radar mechanic during World War Two. Upon his return home, he worked for the Bank of Montreal in Nelson until a bishop convinced him that the church was his calling. After three years at the Vancouver Theological College, Des was ordained a priest in 1951, and served as an assistant curate at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Vernon.

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Des was always very active in the community. When leaving Creston, he had been involved in so many organizations they all got together to give him one big goodbye and thank-you party that garnered full frontpage coverage in the local newspaper. Des was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and also the Royal Canadian Airforce Association, and served as Padre to both organizations for some years. He had a passion for golfing (which resulted sometimes in not so priestly language). He enjoyed many a round with his buddies at Spallumcheen Golf Course until ill health forced him to quit. Des was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorie, in 1991, and his three older brothers: Vince, Bernard, and Cam. He is survived by his daughters Cynthia Walker (Gil), Catherine Lewis (Brad) and son Norman (Linda). He will also be sadly missed by grandchildren: Svea, Russell, Robert, Elyse, Ashleigh, Cody and Christine, and great grandchildren Casandra, Katrina and Olivia. Des’ compassion along with a dry wit and love of debate endeared him to all whose life he entered. We, as his family, would like to thank all those in the community who helped Dad in his later years: the Community Care Nurses, the staff at Canterbury Court, and particularly the wonderful staff at Heron Grove. Knowing he was being cared for with such dignity, love and respect gave us much peace of mind. A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church on Wednesday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m., with Canon Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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FOUND: #1247 - Light tortoiseshell/tabby, white bib/paws/tum./nose, sht. hair, young female, (approx. 7 mths.) 19th St., nr. PV Rd., East Hill. April 7/12. #1250 - Orange tabby, white bib/ legs/tum., sht. hair, male, friendly. Found in Armstrong. March/12. #1251 - Black, white bib/paws & on nose, long hair, n.male. Found in abandoned housse in Vernon, April 18/12. Has Aldergrove tattoo. Name is “Oreo”. Cannot locate owner. #1252 - Pale tortoiseshell, sht. hair, adult sp. female. Found Fitzmaurice Lane, nr. OK College, (Kal View Sub/div.) April /12. Has Armstrong tattoo. Name is “Peach. Cannot locate owner. Please phone Margaret at

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The family of Van Joseph Kupser wish to thank all our dear friends and family for the great food, flowers, visits, cards, charity donations and most of all for your prayers that helped us through this sad time. There are a few friends that went beyond the call of “friendship” to help us in so many ways. For this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A Big Thank You to Drs. Klimo and Smiljanic from Lions Gate Hospital and to all the various doctors and nursing staff that we came in contact with during the last 26 months. We appreciate you all! Thank You The Kupser Family

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JOB FAIR This is a great opportunity to join the RONA team. Please bring your resume on: Wednesday, May 2 • 10 am - 3 pm • Cashiers • Yard Help • Sales Staff 2201 - 58th Avenue, Vernon, BC

Are you Energetic? Goal driven? Customer oriented? Service, Quality and Cleanliness are your passion? Are you responsible? Organized? Management minded and a Leader of people? Carl’s Jr. Canada is expanding into the Vernon area. We are now recruiting competent, experienced assistant managers to complete our management team. Positions available: SHIFT LEADERS Must have minimum 2 years experience in a food service management position. A consistent track record in the food industry of Quality, Excellence, Courtesy, and Service leadership skills are required.

Job Fair in Vernon on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th between 10 AM – 4 PM at The Prestige Hotel. Positions may be filled with on-the-spot hiring.

Vitamin Sales Representative

If you cannot make these dates please forward your application package to: vernonjobs@cheviot.ca

Nature’s Fare in Vernon is looking for a part time or possible full time Vitamin sales person. The successful applicant should have an advanced knowledge of vitamins and supplements. They will have to assist customers, work in a team environment and have a proficiency for excellence in customer service. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of computers. We offer competitive wages, benefits and positive working environment. Applicants must be willing to work weekends and be flexible on availability. Please forward all applications to:

“We at Carl’s Jr. are not a fast food restaurant, we are a restaurant that serves food fast.” — Carl Karcher (founder)

Nature’s Fare Attention: Laurie Rodger #104 - 3400 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 2E2 or email to: laurie_rodger@naturesfare.com

Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd. is looking to fill the following positions: • Assistant Property Manager - The Assistant Property Manager reports to the Property Manager and is responsible for the planning, organization, development and direction of the overall operation of the Front Desk for the Property Management buildings. Minimum 2 years in a supervisory role, in a hotel environment preferred. This position is full time year round.

Teamwork

Setting High Standards Builds a Caring Team

At We CareTM, our commitment to our clients has made us Canada’s largest independently owned home health care service provider. With over 50 locations across the country, we go out of our way to ensure national standards are delivered with local emphasis. We are accredited by the Canadian Council Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA). We Care is currently hiring for two office positions in a very fast-paced environment in Vernon, BC. These positions require individuals with flexibility, adaptability and a great attitude. Must have the ability to work well in a team environment, accept changes on a daily basis and keep on smiling. RN/LPN – Client Care Manager Responsible for the supervision of the delivery of quality care to clients, providing nursing assessments, care plan outcome evaluations. Facilitate teaching Care Aides and delegation of tasks. Communicate with Home Care Nursing, 3rd Party Funders and Families. Work to full scope of practice. Experience: Minimum 2 years active RN/LPN Nursing experience in community care or Acute Care. Qualifications: Current RN/LPN registration. Home Care experience preferred. Supervisor/Management course an asset. Compensation negotiable. LPN - Scheduler Responsible for intake, staff/client scheduling, staff mentoring, client assessments. Qualifications: Current LPN registration, Scheduling experience, Procura experience an asset. Applicants are to apply by email to heather.wecare@telus.net or in person at 3907 27 Street, Vernon, BC.

• Hotel Front Desk – Seasonal Summer to take bookings and assist guests during their stay. • Bar Manager – the Bar Manager is responsible for the overall running of the bar and Managing employees. Minimum 1 year supervisory experience in a bar environment required. This position is Summer Seasonal with a view to employment during the Winter Season. • Servers – experienced servers required for our Summer Season. Please check the website for more information on each of these positions or send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at email: hr@skisilverstar.com. www.skisilverstar.com

250-542-0224

It’s spring! Go walking & listen to the birds while you deliver the paper! Consider being an independent carrier for The Morning Star. You will earn extra dollars three times a week to deliver our award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Students & adults both welcomed!

EAST HILL RT 47 - 36 Ave & 15 St Available May 9

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

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

ASSOCIATE Join our Iris Team. Iris Vernon is looking for an outgoing, hardworking individual. Experience an asset but not required. As a member of our team you will work along side Optometrist, fitting eyewear of the highest quality in the world of eyecare, helping to deliver exceptional customer service and performing administrative duties in a fun and professional atmosphere. Please drop off resume to Clara Mainville, Village Green Mall. No phone calls please. Iris is the largest eyecare provider in Canada with over 165 locations. www.iris.ca

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE PERSON IN ENDERBY.

Strong computer skills including Photoshop required. Real Estate experience an asset. Wage dependent upon experience. Call 250-550-4221

BARTENDER/ SERVER Min. of 2 yrs experience. Supervisory skills an asset. Must have positive attitude, integrity, honesty and a friendly outgoing personality. Apply in person with resume Attn: Pam at Checkers Bar & Grill BEST WESTERN PLUS Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre

3914 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC Experienced Bobcat Operator required. call Mark (250)3068840

A BUSINESS BOOMING Our expanding Kelowna company needs TEAM players for F/T work. NO experience necessary. Great opportunity for those willing to grow with our company. 2,500+/mo to start!

$

Students Welcome.

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EXPANSION in 2012

Kelowna company doubling in size. Complete training provided. Must be 18+ years of age. Permanent positions, $2500+/mo to start. Promotions within 30-90 days. No Experience Needed. Call 250-860-3590 or email resume to info@plazio.ca

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

Experienced Full Time Stylist Wanted $10/hr or commission Call or leave a resume at

Styles on Mane 3413 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

250-545-5307 CONCRETE Pump Operator required in Salmon Arm area. Must have experience Call Pete (1-250)833-5722

Help Wanted

RESIDENTIAL CARE AIDE/GROUP HOME COUNSELLOR IN VERNON AND ARMSTRONG Casual/On Call (must be willing to work evenings and weekends)

PAYROLL & BENEFIT ADMINISTRATOR Chapman Mechanical Limited (CML) celebrates 30 years in the construction industry in 2012. CML is proud to have been a leading mechanical contractor, on numerous projects, throughout British Columbia and Alberta over the past 30 years. Our goal is to provide cost efficient quality workmanship adhering to the standards of the industry. We are seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, flexible and dedicated professional for the role of Payroll Administrator. Reporting directly to the company Controller, you will be primarily responsible for administering the organization’s Payroll and Benefits by providing timely and accurate payroll processing & reporting and general benefit administration. Preference will be given to holders of a CPM designation, Certified Payroll Manger A minimum of three years of experience in an Payroll Administration role working with payroll and benefits is required. We offer a comprehensive compensation/benefits package, a professional working environment, and an opportunity to grow. For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications please send an email with “Payroll & Benefit Administrator” in the subject line. If you have these skills, and would like to be part of a great team we invite you to forward your resume by Monday, April 30th, 2012 to: Chapman Mechanical Ltd. Attention: Craig Chapman 901 Waddington Drive, Vernon, BC V1T 9E2 email: craig@chapmanmechanical.ca

Qualifications - Special Needs Worker Certificate or Extended Worker Certificate or Human Service Worker Certificate or Care Aid Certificate or Community Support Worker Certificate and First Aid. Skills - Ability to use positive reinforcement techniques, bridge non verbal communications, assessments and programming, computer literate and work in a team environment. Start rate per hour - $15.54 per hour + benefits Forward resume with cover letter, qualifications and references to: Kindale Developmental Association PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 E-mail: kindale@kindale.net Fax: 250-546-3053 PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR DROP INS Wages per BCGEU Agreement

Carrington Place is now accepting resumes for the following departments. • Casual and on call Housekeeping • Reception • Care Aide Must have current criminal record check and be available for all shifts. E-mail, fax or drop off resumes… Attn: Carmen Glabus, General Manager Carrington Place Retirement Residence 4651 23rd Street, Vernon BC email: cglabus@chartwellreit.ca fax: 250-545-5793 No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Rubbish Removal

Livestock

LIQUOR STORE CLERK WANTED

Part-time Receptionist required for busy physiotherapy clinic. Typically 16-20 hours per week, primarily afternoon/evenings and Saturday mornings. Must be able to thrive in busy environment, multi-task, and possess excellent phone and personal skills. Must be comfortable with computers. Reply by fax to 250-260-3463 with resume and references.

NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT?

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

Fence panels 16’x50”, quick livestock fencing.$45. 250379-2076.

Liquor Store Clerk Wanted for newly renovated BX Creek Liquor Store. Must Have Excellent Customer service skills, passion for Local BC & Okanagan wines, Serving it Right Certificate, be honest and reliable and 19+ years of age. Apply with resume to Mike Brooks at Hotel Front Desk BEST WESTERN PLUS Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre

3914 - 32nd Street, Vernon, BC ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens

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

BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy 202-2706 30th Street Vernon, BC V1T 2B6 DETAILER REQUIRED By Manfred’s Auto Body Experience preferred. Please fax resume to 250-549-1421 or drop Off in person. FT/PT Esthetician/Nail Tech needed for busy spa/makeup store. Minimum 1yr. experience. Opportunity for advancement. Benefits, Bonuses. Must be available some evenings and weekends. e-mail info@cheektochic.ca FT/PT Press production & Graphic Designer with Adobe Suite experience. Please email resume and portfolio to hr@triboda.com Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 ICE TECHNICIAN/MANAGER The Enderby and District Curling Club is accepting applications for the position of Ice Technician/Manager. Start date approx. mid September, 2012. Previous experience is desirable. Possession of or willingness to obtain an “Ammonia Ticket” would be an asset. Salary is negotiable. Please forward resumes by e-mail to: bs2010@telus.net Phone: 250-838-0555 or 250-5508389 or refer to www.enderbycurlingclub.ca for full job duties. Deadline for applications is May 11, 2012. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590 Email:info@plazio.ca Longhorn Pub seeking Experienced Servers/Bartenders. Must be available for variety of shifts, competitive wage & benefits. Please apply in person with resume to Eric. 4513 25th Ave.

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED PT MEAT CUTTER

SUPER A LUMBY. Fax resumes to 250-547-2028 or email: sheardown34@shaw.ca call Scott 250-547-2236 Part time drivers wanted for Summer months to deliver and set up RV trailers through out Okanagan and Shuswap. Some cleaning required. Ideal for couples. Applicants must have own 1/2 ton or bigger vehicle. Serious enquiries only. Please call between 4-9pm weekdays. 250-545-3238. Part time Sweeper Operator required, air brakes preferred. Fax resume to 250-547-9414 or email:office@aldonwaste.ca Roofer needed for shingle, application and labour, must have experience & a valid drivers license, Please email resume roofing20@yahoo.com Shop Assistant, Mechanically inclined, clean drivers abstract $10.25/hr call (778)475-5513

ROWING/PADDLING AssistVernon. No experience required - full training provided 30-40 hours/week. Summer student position, immediate start to end Aug. Great work environment! Send resume to lisa@gorowandpaddle.org. SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 The Longhorn Pub is seeking experienced Line Cooks. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 yrs experience in a pub or restaurant. Competitive wage & benefits. Apply in person to Eric 4513 25th Ave. Vernon Welder/Fabricator, full time, competitive wages & benefits package offered. Reply to Box 20 c/o The Morning Star, 4407-25 Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can do” attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to shgeekie@bayshore.ca.

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA Gardens in Osoyoos seeking FT Recreational Therapist/Manager. Resume & Cover to becky.marlatt@balticproperties.ca RNS - Bayshore Home Health is recruiting casual on-call nurses. Assessment, supervision, foot care, IV drug therapy or training experience preferred. Weekday afternoon availability ideal. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes and references to shgeekie@bayshore.ca.

Trades, Technical Looking for Exp. Erectors for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings. Send Resume, via fax: 250-717-5751 or Email : admin@mscsteel.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, Yard cleanup, weed whacking, Reno’s. Paul @ 250-550-4256 Experienced house cleaner avail., with Certified Janitorial course. 250-308-5645. Handymen: Repairs, Reno’s, Painting, Window Cleaning, pressure washing, Landscaping, dump runs.250-550-9099 Mark’s Yard Maintenance Tree pruning, hedges, yard clean up, dump runs & tree removal. Small landscape jobs. Call (250)307-0725

Services

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Garden & Lawn De-Thatching, Lawn Mowing, ETC. Dump Runs, Jack (250)260-5993

Handypersons HANDYMAN SERVICE Renovations, bathrooms, laminate floors, ceramic tiles, minor plumbing, dump runs, install cabinet, counter tops and more. Reasonable Rates. Len (250)309-6858

Household Services

Feed & Hay EXCELLENT Quality grass hay and grass alfalfa mix hay. No rain barn stored $4-$6 bale. Straw $5 bale. 250835-4748 or 250-833-9595 Free manure.Insualted garage door 10x7. $150. 250-5421434. 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-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Armstrong. Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, exc hay $6. Haylage $40., Dry Rounds $50.; 1250-546-0420, 250-503-8184

Livestock

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Landscaping

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• Topsoil • Bark Mulches • Decorative Rock • Flagstone • Landscape Supplies

Foundation Bred Buckskin Quarter Horse Stud (cutting line), Kruggerrand Black Angus Bull & grass Calves for sale. (250)546-9766

Pets END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING Call the Animal Care Society @ (250) 542-7203 or email heather@vernonanimalcare. com for info about our lifesaving programs: • spay/neuter • Feral cat trap/neuter/return • Spayed/neutered barn cat adoptions WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER Aussie/Shepherd/Border Collie X. Merles tri-color,bi-color pups. $500.( 250)-769-6795 BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 14th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Chihuahua Yorkie cross pups, 2 M. 1 F. Going fast. $400. (250)547-6916, 250-306-7320 DOBERMAN pups, Ready May 2. Females & males, $400.ea (778)212-2468 PUG pups, 3 females. 2 males, 1st shots. Ready May 10.$750.eaFirm 250-503-2354

Livestock

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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

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Local Armstrong Asparagus in stock. Large order discounts. Pleasant Valley Fruits.

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Landscaping

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Help Wanted

Repairs

Career Opportunity – Sales Professional Vernon Nissan – A Member of the Sentes Auto Group Vernon Nissan is looking to add a top performer to our team. We currently have two sales people and are looking for a third. We do not flood the floor like other dealerships giving our staff the opportunity to earn a good living. If you have what it takes to sell cars and give exceptional customer service we want to hear from you. Vernon Nissan is an award winning dealership with a progressive pay plan, great benefits and is a member of the Sentes Auto Group. Whether you are in cell phone sales, electronic sales, travelling sales or just know you can sell, e-mail us a resume and cover letter to brianwestwell@sentes.com. Have more fun, make more money and sell more cars at Vernon Nissan.

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Hose assemblies Fittings & Adaptors Quick Connectors Ph: 250-542-2371

Compactors Excavators/Loaders Landscape Equipment Ph: 250-542-2371

â&#x20AC;˘ Landscape/Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Irrigation Installation â&#x20AC;˘ Synthetic Turf

Twin Hills landscape and maintenance

Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Strata â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured

â&#x20AC;˘ mowing/trimming â&#x20AC;˘ Block/ rock walls â&#x20AC;˘ Pruning/planting â&#x20AC;˘ Pavers â&#x20AC;˘ Stone patios/ walkways â&#x20AC;˘ Hedge trim/shape â&#x20AC;˘ Irrigation, water features â&#x20AC;˘ Small shrub/tree removal â&#x20AC;˘ Garden recovery etc. â&#x20AC;˘ Turf, etc.

250 540 0202 â&#x20AC;˘ 778 475 4846 terryhill999@yahoo.com

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250-550-7900

Wade Miller

â&#x20AC;˘ Landscape Lighting â&#x20AC;˘ Rock/Block Retaining Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Water Features

www.odysseylandscape.ca

250.938.5480 wade@odysseylandscape.ca

MERIDIAN LAWN & GARDEN CARE

Landscape Renewals - Journeyman Gardener NO JOB TOO Offering Complete Lawn & Garden Care SMALL * Residential * Commercial * Strata mazerjan@hotmail.com SPRING CLEANUP & PRUNING NOW power raking & aerating 250-550-5386

OK Landing Lawn & Garden COMMERCIAL | RESIDENTIAL | STRATA

â&#x20AC;˘ Mowing, Aeration â&#x20AC;˘ Leaf Removal, Nutrient Management â&#x20AC;˘ Weeding, Pruning, Shrub & Hedge Shaping

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

SPRING HOURS Monday to Friday 8 - 6 PM Saturdays 8 - 5 PM Sundays 10 - 2PM We load pickups, trailers, etc â&#x20AC;Ś and we deliver! â&#x20AC;˘ Screened Topsoil â&#x20AC;˘ Decorative Rock â&#x20AC;˘ Natures Gold Products â&#x20AC;˘ Bark Mulch â&#x20AC;˘ Manure and Peat â&#x20AC;˘ Sand and Gravel

250.542.7520

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MASONRY

CLEANING 3D

DECKS & PATIOS PRO-FIT MASONRY

CSL

Cleaning Services

* Quality Cleaning * Eco Friendly Products

Repairs: Chimney, Block & brick New or Reno Construction Natural Stone: New or Reno Qualified Tradesman, 30 yrs Exp.

Masonry

Tannis 250-558-8552 tannismorrison@gmail.com

Jed - (250) 306-7704

18 year member of S.I.C.A. • Serving Vernon Since 1992 All Employees Registered Tradesmen CSL is also your full Stucco Contractor

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

CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

308-9783 549-5140

25 + years Experience

Ph: 307-0387 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

HERE!

250-550-7900

FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Merchandise for Sale

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

Farm Equipment

GALVANIZED GATES

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Garden Equipment Black & Decker electric mulching, lawnmower w/reversible handle, mint cond, $130 (250)558-9879 Gas Lawnmower S/P $150, Free Pick-up of Dead Lawntractors and Snowblowers. (250)260-5819 Roto-tiller - Ariens Garden, 5hp, gas, self propelled, very good working condition. $500.obo (250)545-0997

Heavy Duty Machinery

Horse Manure $100. per 10 yard load delivered; $35. pickup load (we’ll load) 250-5588289 or (250)545-9014

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Appliances

Firewood/Fuel

Medical Supplies

#1 Choice, Washer & Dryer $250. Many other items. We also buy appliances. Wayne 250-549-6649

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

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

Antiques / Vintage Antiques:over 300 pieces currently in stock. View inventory info online at vintagevendor.ca COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES 5min from Armstrong, Open Sat &Sun 10am-5, or by appt. Barn full of Quality Antiques, 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) 250-546-2529

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Fertilizers 1-800-222-TIPS

Heavy duty super capacity Whirlpool washer and dryer, ex cond., $200.obo Honda lawn mower. $100.obo. 250260-8999 Maytag Washer & Dryer, (cream) come & try them. $225. for both.(778)473-2227

Building Supplies 1x6 Cedar fence boards. No holes. 3’ - .90ea; 4’ - $1.40ea; 5’ - $1.87ea. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC. 1-800-960-3388. www.rouckbros.com

Marcel Labrecque, Owner/Operator 15124 Middle Bench Road, Oyama, BC V4V 2C4 • Fax: 250-548-4045

• PAINTING • RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN

EXCAVATING & LANDSCAPING

TOM: 308-8778 TERRY’S PAINTING Pressure Washing Drywall & Woodwork Restorations Seniors Save $$!

250-307-5685

• Rock Retaining Walls • Landscape & Waterscape Design • General Excavating • Interface Fireguard & Tree Removal

STEVE BERNHARDT

CUSTOM ROCKWORK SPECIALIST C: 250-938-2173 | H: 250-542-5300 | E: dsbernhardt@shaw.ca

549-0115

SHELTIE puppies, CKC Reg. 12wks, 2nd shots, dewormed, Micro chipped. 250-542-4977

PULLETS FOR SALE Miller brown leghorns. 10 Weeks old $7.50 250-546-6608

250-550-4598

JACK WESSELL PAINTING

CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT

Poultry

Vernon • Salmon Arm

250-212-3075

Homes - Office - Business

BELONG

www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com

WHITESTONE

Kelowna • Winfield

Interior & Exterior Pros!

YOU

WOLF Hybrid Cubs. Reserve now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels Kelowna (250)-765-4996

VINYL DECKING • ALUMINUM RAILING

PAINTING 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

www.tcr-enterprises.com

SUPERIOR DECK LTD

250-550-7900

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

STUCCO

Pets

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

North Okanagan’s only BBB accredited Masonry Contractor

DAVIES DRYWALL

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

250-306-0966

Vernon, BC • Phone/Fax: (250) 558-0995 cslmas@shaw.ca • www.cslmas.com

DRYWALL

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

Furniture KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 Oak, cherry color, Dining Suite, table 2 leaf, 6 chr, buffet & hutch $700.; Sofa, loveseat & chair $450.; lrg Dresser & chest set $250.; exercise bike $60.; (250)549-3177 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

Misc. for Sale 12ft. aluminum Naden (like Lund) & 7.5 HP Merc, $1550. exc. cond. 250-558-8068 2006 H20 Digital Hot Tub - 5 seater, exc/cond, asking $3000 obo call (250)549-1780

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

BACKYARD BOBCAT SERVICE

250-938-9082 www.pro-painters.ca

MIKE LEACH

250-309-2540

• EXCAVATING • LANDSCAPING • CHAIN LINK FENCING

www.backyardbobcat.com Email: backyardbobcat@hotmail.com

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN

Must Sell, desks $10 & $35, misc household stuff, cheap (250)545-5575 9am-9pm.

Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

Military Collectable’s, Medals, Badges, Uniforms, Etc., Simon’s Coins, #5 2906-32nd St, Vernon, (250)308-1522

Wanted: Sit in Kayak, under $300.; also Newer SeaDoo/Jet Ski on a trailer under $5000. (250)309-2831

Paying Cash for Gold & Silver coins, bars & jewelry, Simon’s Coins #5 2906-32nd St. Vernon 250-308-1522

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 8” VANEER CHIPPER no motor, best offer. (250)494-3468 after 5pm Barn Board BIRD HOUSES: 1’to 4’ Tall From $50 and up. A MUST SEE! Call Susie @ (250)542-0364 Bull Frog Spa, 3yrs old, 3 person, no wiring just plug into 110V, (250)542-8067after 6pm Foosball Table $50 & girls bdrm suite $75, & oak chest of drawers $225, (250)549-3033 Moving sale.Electric fireplace,$200 ottoman $25 Entertainment cabinet.$10. 250260-1766.

Auctions

NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 No REFUNDS on Classified word ads.

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TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 Vacuums, Electrolux, Rainbow, Kenmore all with power head, Hose & Tools. $100 ea Guaranteed 250-549-3352

Garbage Bags

Check out our May Specials on the web www.briteland.com

WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Auctions

Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:00 Now Open Sundays 10:00-4:00

250-545-8088 Garage Sales

Clear Black Recycle Assorted sizes

Garage Sales

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

Thank You!

To Tolko Industries & Terry Harris for the use of their lots for our overflow parking. To Great West Equipment for the use of their L20 Volvo Loader. ~ Don & Peter Raffan

www.valleyauction.ca 250-546-9420

903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, B.C. Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan

COLDSTREAM. 8308 Postil Drive. April 28, 9-3. Estate yard sale. Items too numerous to mention.

Classifieds Get Results!

GARAGE SALE DEADLINE

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Sound & Video Setup Repair & Trouble shooting. New installation or maximize your current setup. Repairs including Guitar Amps and PA. Gunther Electronic 250-9384840

DISTRESS SALES

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

Real Estate

250-549-7258

Acreage for Sale $164,020 11.8 acres cabin Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Pic’s email selkirk8@telus.net 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, Services to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932.

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

250-558-4795 For Sale By Owner 1000 sq. ft., 1 1/2 baths, full basement, 2 bedrooms up 1 down, quiet cul de sac in South Vernon, near schools, new laminate flooring, new siding, updated kitchen, nicely landscaped, $305,000. Phone # 250-545-5562 20x50’ House, to be moved before July 1st. Open to offers until May 15. For further information call (250)546-8999 PRIVATE SALE Beautiful house built in 2000 by owner, Enderby, 3bdrm, 3bath, laundry room, all appl, garage, 12’x24’ garden space, close to stores and schools. $295,000. 250-542-6202.

Houses For Sale

FIRST TIME BUYERS Why rent when you can own? Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) www.VernonFirstTimers.com 250-549-7258

Salt Team, Re/Max Vernon

For Sale By Owner

******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

Mobile Homes & Parks Coyote Crossing Villas PHASE 3 NOW OPEN 10 mins. to downtown Vernon, Boat Launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, O’Keefe Ranch just minutes away. Custom order your new home today!

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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

Open Houses OPEN HOUSE East Hill Sundays April 29, May 6, 2-4pm 2000-23Ave. $375,000. 4bed/2bath Propertyguys.com 250-542-7941

Townhouses QUIET townhome $347,500 OPEN HOUSE 2-5 pm SUNDAY APRIL 29 AND MAY 6 OKhomeseller 26742 Phone: 250-307-8703

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CIVIC PLACE Starting at $750 2 bdrm/1 bath 2 bdrm/2 bath (2 bdrms in this are offset)

Secure entrances, onsite laundry, A/C, D/W, close to library, Performing Arts Centre, Downtown, and Vernon Square Mall.

Contact 250.558.8261

2 bdrm 1 bath level entry townhome. End unit. Great retirement home. NS, NP. Adult building. $725/ month, single senior rate $675/month. Available immediately 250-938-2123

For Sale By Owner

PRIVATE SELLERS ONLY! Buyer needs 1 Vernon Lot Will pay $75,000 - $150,000! Commissions Negotiable Call 1-877-509-9009 or email info@okeefe2.com O’KEEFE2 Team @ OK West Realty Corp., Vernon

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

$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.

LIVINGTON PLACE Starting at $750

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)

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

NORTHLAND PROPERTIES Adult Living in a secure building. On-site manager, 1 bedroom suite with AC and balcony, 3 appliances and access to pool and restaurant, underground parking. No smoking. No pets. $

695.00

250-260-1162

Best location for Great living

Apartments 1903 - 31A Street

■ 1 Bedroom from $550 ■ Adult 40+ ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital

250-558-9696 VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

Contact 250.558.8261

1 bedroom $600.00 quiet adult building. No smoking, drugs, parties or pets. Sorry! Hydro not incl. References please. Call 250-558-5020.

1, 2, & 3 BEDROOM Senior oriented building Across from Schubert Centre Heat/hot water included Inside Scooter parking. Call Mike

Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane

GREAT VIEW 2 bdrm, 2 bath, view to OK Lake, F.S., DW, A/C, on-site laundry. Available immediately. $750/mo. Sorry, NS.

A New Tradition of Quality Living

250-542-5580

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

250-503-7315 250-545-7251 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

Good Incentives available with Lease Options

250-542-1701 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

1&2bdrm, adult building, Downtown, f/s, $600-$750./mo Avail now. 250-260-8454

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

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

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, 1 Bdrm & 2-bdrm, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry. May 1, 250-260-5870.

EMBERS & ARLINGTONS

250-542-8989

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:

On-site Resident Manager.

Large suites, soundproof, outside entrance, onsite laundry, A/C, D/W, walking distance to Safeway, Downtown, and Schubert Centre, 45+ building.

Look Here

BEST APARTMENT By Vernon golf course, 2 bdrm, FS, DW, AC, laundry HU, ground floor, gas FP, very roomy & bright. Available May 1. $800/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building.

2 bdrm/1 bath 2 bdrm/2 bath 3 bdrm/1 bath (2 bdrms are offset)

WANT TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR PROPERTY?

Horizon

250-503-1257

Darren Chinchilla

250-309-1742 • Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 incl utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

• 2 bdrm bsmt suite of home. Laminate floor, own yard, pet friendly, central, FS, WD. $850. 1-bdrm partially furnished apartment, close to business, Kal beach & bus stops. Cable & Gas included, a/c, no-pets, no-smoking, good References a must. Avail May 1st Suits Long-term rentals & seniors. $520/mo, 250-542-2060 Lmsg 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 bed 1 bath w/d upper level #48-3800 40th Ave. No pets. $800. Available now. 250-5451699 rikkiis@shaw.ca 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt in Quiet Bldg, F/S Included N/P, $695/mo Plus Utilities, Call 250-308-8500 3bdrm, 1.5bath, level entry, 5appl, Alexis Park area, $1000 June 1. 250-558-5420. Belmonte Apartments, new mgmt, reno’d 1bdrm. 30yrs+ seniors welcome. 250-307-0937.

1 bdrm - close to downtown & Schubert, - N/S; N/P; Seniors. 250-275-8066

RENT INCENTIVE RICKFORD MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm - 38th Street & 27th Avenue; N/P; N/S; Adults; 250-275-8066 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 No REFUNDS on 1 week Classified Word ads.

Commercial/ Industrial

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

Rentals Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2-Duplex, 2+2 bd, full bsmt, n/s, n/p, Avail (close to town), $950+util (250)542-5081 1bdrm, quiet, non smoker, kitchenette,1 person, weekly/monthly$630.250-558-6837 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 in 6-plex, f/s, ac, storage lrg yard, n/s, n/d $850/mo. (250)306-0996, (250)308-9108 3BDRM 1bath, Armstrong, $1200. month W/D, F/S, lrg fenced yard, pet neg. Avail now. 250-309-2102.

3bdrm+garage, Harwood area N/P. $1275 + 60% utils or $1400. all inclusive. Avail June 1. 250-869-9788. 3bdrm, NS, pets allowed, $985/mo +util. Avail Immed, 250-558-9047 4400 18th Ave Av/immed, large 3-bdrm, 1.5bath, 5-appl, N/S, pet friendly, $1200 incl/util. (250)542-0122 Kal Lake, 1 bdrm duplex, adult oriented, n/s,n/p, avail immed. $1290/mth 250-545-8914 MISSION Hill, 1/2 MONTH FREE. 2 bdrm suites $800 avail now & $900 avail May 1st. W/D, fridge/stove. Incl utils. N/P. 250-306-6996 Quiet 2-bdrm available in fourplex, carport. W/D, $750 + util & DD, (250)542-9591

Homes for Rent

250-542-5580 LOADING DOCK ACCESS and overhead door - 2160’ $1,574 per month GROSS Also 1440’ - $1,050/mo. GROSS Call Ray @ 250-549-0198

COMMERCIAL/ WAREHOUSE SPACE

Convenient downtown location, approx. 2000 sq. ft, heated overhead door & man door. Call (250) 308-8500 COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE IN LAKE COUNTRY 1100sq’ Office space for lease. Reception area, four offices, coffee/ storage room. Located on Beaver Lake Road, 1 1/2 blocks from Highway 97. Easy access. Offstreet parking. $1100.00/month +utils. Lease negotiable. Phone:(250)766-3700 Up to 5000 sq ft of shop, warehouse, office space for lease, Hwy frontage, large yard. (250)306-3203

Duplex / 4 Plex

TOTALLY REMODELED

Bright, Clean, 2-Bdrm Apt in Downtown Area, Fridge, Stove, Heat & Hot Water Included, Pay Laundry, No Pets, $725/mo, Call 250-308-8500 Enderby, clean quiet 1 & 2 bdrm, Laundry facility. 250308-9299

3 bedroom Unit in Adult Building. N/S, N/P. Great view of Swan Lake. 1 year lease. Available June 1st. $895 per month. Call Rose @ 250-549-0665

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Darren Chinchilla REALTOR®/PROPERTY MANAGER

Homes & Investment Property Specialist

250-309-1742

• 1 bdrm lower suite, newly finished bsmt. New 5 appl, galley kitchen, huge living rm, small bdrm, Mission Hill, onstreet parking, NP, NS. $700, utilities incl. • 2 bdrm townhome, Arbor Lee (Alexis Park). Recently reno’d, looks great, large living area, new AC wall unit, dedicated parking, small deck, FS, WD. $800. • 2 bdrm lower suite, Mission Hill, pet friendly, laminate floors, driveway parking, own yard, central, utilities incl. $850.

vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 3 bdrm townhome, Arbor Lee (Alexis Park) 1½ bath, laminate floors, dedicated parking, 1200 sq ft, 5 appl, good shape, NP. $950. • Completely furnished home on the lake. Boat launch & dock, lake views, 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, 5 appl, 2 level outside deck, balcony off master bdrm, gar, storage under gar, parking across road. $2,000 on a year lease.

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon EAST HILL 1 + 2 bdrm wartime house on 15th Street. Neat & clean, big fenced yard, full bsmnt, F.S., W.D. Available May 1. $995/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay.

250-542-5580 SILVER STAR

Commercial Solutions info@globalwestcommercial.com

t: 250 • 503 • 3477 Each office independently owned and operated

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

www.globalwestcommercial.com FREE Rental List @ 5603 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC

Newer 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome. Fully furnished and ready to go. Tandem garage. Available April 12 to November. Very reasonable rent for the right tenants. NS, NP, #25 Pinnacles. 250-938-2123 1*, 4 bed superb fully furnished and equipped Silver Star ski chalet. April 1 to Oct 31, $1190. pm ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1 Av Immed, private, large deck, great view, clean, 3bdrm unit, n/p, Comm/area. rent neg.250-542-8990 2BD Rancher. Killiney Beach, lrg Lake view Lot, $900. Prefer working couple. Ref’s. Small pets ok. 604-596-5645. 3-bdrm, 1.5 storey, lrg yard, deck, pets ok, NO SMOKERS, June 1, $1100. (250)838-0701


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2-bdrm with loft, home in Lumby, w/d, f/s, incl water & garbage pickup, pet friendly, Ref Req, $1000/mo+$500 DD, n/s, (250)550-9280

1-bdrm, 1 bath, Bella Vista, sep/ent, 5-appl, pool, wifi, satelite TV. n/s, pet negotiable, util/included, DD, RR $850. (250)503-7875 1bdrm $700/mo, lots of daylight, internet, cable & util incl, new bsmn’t, near schools, NS/NP. 250-308-2499. 1bdrm bsmt suite, Avail now. newly reno’d, sm pet welcome. $700.util incl. 250-540-7695. 1-bdrm bsmt suite, Coldstream, Avail May, $700/mo util incl, n/s, n/p, shared laundry, looking for long-term tennant, Ref Req, (250)306-1009 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 1bdrm, ground level, quiet street, walk to d/t, patio, garden, f/s, w/d,n/s,suit mature single. $750 incl util., 250-5423234.250-308-0669. 1-bdrm level entry, completely reno’d, 40+bldg, large tree’d backyard, hot water incl, N/S only, N/P $600. 250-545-1220 1bdrm, mtn/lake views, Pv.entry, W/D DW, NS/NP, storage, parking, near college,Spacious $725/mo. 250-938-2679. 1-bdrm, North BX, sep/entry, n/s, no drugs, R.R. n/p, $650 util/incl, May1, (250)260-1950 1bdrm-studio, newly reno’d, sep ent, ns/np, parking, DT, $599. incls util. 250-308-1917 2BDRM, 1240sqft ground level entry, wood floors, 14x40 covered deck in East Hill, suitable for mature professionals, incl all util, cable, internet, f/s, w/d, must see $900/mo Avail. immediately. 250-5454680. 2-bdrm, 1-bath, basement suite, Private laundry, near Alexis Park school, $900/mo, util/incl, (250)308-8845 2bdrm, 1bath ground level np, Avail Now $880 incl util. 250307-8009 2bdrm 1bath walkout, living rm, kitchen, 1/2 prkg, like new. Storage, Sep entry. $750/mo. 3712 Commonage Cres. (250)542-6620 2-bdrm, $650, including all utilities, n/s, n/p, Available May 1, (250)545-5088 2-BDRM, Armstrong, with laundry, newly reno’d., ns, np, $750 util/incl, Apr 15 or May 1 250-546-3309, 250-306-4356 2 Bdrm bsmnt suite, ground level, new floors, close to park and school. $800.incl/util & internet. Call (250)540-6266 2 bdrm, clean, incl heat, hot water, no dogs.$750. 250542-9042 or 250-542-3241. 2bdrm new 1400sqft suite w/ private entry on Deep Creek Rd. N/S, Avail May 15, $700.incl hydro. 250-308-7984 2-bdrm suite, Easthill, level entry, $850, util/incl, n/s, no dogs, (250)549-1022 2-bdrm suite in Downtown area, W/D/F/S, $725/mo (250)309-7271 2-bdrm upper suite, 1100sqft, $950, Satelitte Inc, Avail June 1, Call Brian, (250)306-0778 2 Bd walkout, lake vw, jet tub, quiet, pv entry, exec home, beach, shar laund, $950 incl util/cab/int, n/s, off Tronson, mature person 250-503-3891

Bachelor unit, newly reno’d, $575 incl util & cable. D.T. locat, N/S, N/P, 250-549-0644 CLEAN and bright 2 bdrm 1 bath basement suite downtown Vernon area. Separate entrance. Includes gas heat. $800. 250-549-3338 to view. East Hill 2 bdrm, 5-appl. n/s, n/p. $800/mo. utils incl, Avail May 1. 250-545-8688. New 2bdrm daylight suite, 6 appl. priv entry/deck, n/s, n/p $850/mo+dd. 250-558-8823 NEW GARDEN APARTMENT 1-bdrm, Huge, immaculate, new garden Apt. in private home, Bella Vista, 5 new appl, Gas FP, bus rt, sep.ent, ns, np, pets neg. avail immed $950, Refs.req. (250)545-1359 Pleasant bachelor suite, quiet acreage location off Silver Star, parking,n/s, n/p.$525 includes util.,250-542-8553.

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2 bedroom, cute and clean house for rent. Large fenced backyard with storage shed. Close to downtown. Walking distance to Safeway and London Drugs. Non-Smoking, pets negotiable. F/S W/D. $1000.00 + utilities. Call 250-847-4763 Available immediately. 3bdrm, 11/2 storey, newly reno’d, fenced yard w/deck, 6 new appl., a/c, n/p, n/s inside. June 1. $1175 +$175 util/internet. 250-351-4468 after 2pm. 3 bdrm, 20min to Vernon & Armstrong, May 1st. $800 +DD, (250)379-2711 3bdrm 2 bath, den, Lower East Hill f/s, f/p, a/c, n/s, n/p, very clean. R/R & credit check $1175. 250-545-7466 4bdrm, 2.5 bath, fenced yard, a/c, East Hill, n/s, n/p, June 1, $1500.+util. (250)549-0738 4bdrm, executive home, furnished, Silver Star, n/s,n/p, $999 + util., May 1-Nov30. 250-558-5045. FALKLAND: 4 bed, 2 bath house with fenced backyard. 1 pet only. $1100 +utilities. (250) 306-9025 GORGEOUS newly reno’d home on six fenced lake view acres, new SS appliances 4 bdrm 2bth, , North BX. June 1. $1800 + utilities. RR, DD. NS. Pet negotiable. 250-558-8187 Large 3bdrm, 1.5-bath South Vernon area, lg kitchen, big yard, $1100+util avail. immed, 250-307-4948, 250-545-8443, THREE Bedroom townhome. May 15 or June 1. Full bsmt, 2 car carport, F/S, DW, W/D, Gas heat, Oak Floors, New Tiling, Counters, Carpet, Mbedrm w/huge walk in closet. Private Patio. $1250 plus utilities. 2395 PV Road, Armstrong. Cat ok. www.mnhome123@hotmail Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1300 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378.

Recreation

Book Your Summer Vacation Beachfront cabins Mabel Lake - Lumby End. BBQ, dock, boat launch. RV and camping sites.

pstinn@hotmail.com Water Front lot (50’x100’) for rent year round. North end Okanagan Lake (604)7943318 or 250-542-2517 Mike

Seasonal Acommodation LACASA RESORT on the lake for rent, sleeps 8, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, May $750/wk, June $1000/wk, $150/day min. 3 days. July $1500/wk, August $1750/wk. MIN 3 250-491-0823 Silver Star house w/ 2 suites; 5bd & 1bd. No smoking/pets. www.silverstarskichalet.com 1-800-894-0554

Senior Assisted Living Lakeview Seniors Care home, rooms avail, meals, housekeeping, respite & more, on bus route. Info 250-306-7034.

Transportation

2003 F350 4X4 CREWCAB DIESEL with Rebco box, headgasket gone for parts or complete, best offer. 2004 F350 full set of springs, all rads, misc parts, front & rear diff. 373 gears, best offer. 1979 F250 2WDR 6CYl 4SPD been crashed, motor, running gear, tranny all good, best offer. Phone (250)494-3468 after 5pm 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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Suites, Upper 1*, 2 bed fully furn. & equip. Silver Star Chalet suite. Apr1 Oct31 $750, 1(250)661-9914 ianaheath@yahoo.ca 1bdrm Downtown, N/P, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $750/mo (250)260-3196 2bdrm, 5-min from Armstrong f/s, w/d, avail immed, n/s, n/p, D.D/R.R. $900 util/incl, 250-306-9909. 2-bdrm, Easthill, quiet adult building, garage & heat incl, shared laundry, n/p, n/s, $720 (250)558-0305

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1991 27’ Ford Vanguard Motorhome. very clean, all appl work perfectly, Flat screen tv, walk around bed, mechanically mint condition, Automatic transmission/overdrive. Only 91,000kms, Asking price $9,950 (250)545-3238

BEACH BUNNIES Be Spoiled At Kelowna’s Only 5 Star Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854

Cars - Sports & Imports 1991 Chrysler Lebaron Convertible, 3L, V6, 5spd, $1500 obo (250)542-5342 1994 Isuzu Trooper, 4x4, auto, air, loaded, A-1 cond. $3975.; 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr, Hatchback, a/c pw/pm, 5spd $6975.; 2006 Harley Sportster, leather bags ready to go $4975. obo; 2006 Yamaha Vino 49cu $1375.; Government Inspected Rebuilt Vehicles, Lego Auto Sales Vernon (250)260-4415 1996 Cavalier LS, Convertible $3000 obo (250)260-3098 2006 Honda Accord EX-L auto 2.4l, 4 cyl.,great fuel economy. 4 dr, exc. cond. dark grey, leather interior, a/c, 6 disc cd, heated seats , power sunroof, alloy wheels, loaded with features. Well maint. Female owner, non-smoker. 129,000 kms. $11,900. Call Sandra at (250) 545-4434.

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1987 750 Virago, $1595, (250)545-0110 1999 Yamaha V-Star 1100 $5995 Excellent shape - great ride. Low mileage with lots of extras like pipes, saddlebags, windshield, floorboards & crash bars. 250-550-6991 or 250-549-1679 2001 Yamaha Road Star 1600, completely custom show bike, custom paint, wheels, raked, 250 rear tire, Avon tires, Bob pipes, Dakota speedo/tach, over $30,000 invested, $9900, 250-490-6046 Fox Motorcross boots, size 6, $90. Fox Motorcross pants blue & white, size 28. $40.Both in excellent condition. 250-549-1489

3-bdrm, 1.5bath, full bsmt, near hospital & downtown area, Ref. Req, no partiers, Serious Inq only, Under New Mangament. 250-549-4467 2bdrm, 1.5bath, f/s, w/d, d/w, ac, gas f/p, 2 car prkg $875. 250-306-0996, 250-308-9108 2-bdrm, 1-bath, Middleton Mt, park/amens. n/p n/s w/d a/c. $850. 250-545-8699 3bdrm townhouse 1.5-bath, walking distance to town, 2313-36 St, Vernon, $850/mo. 250-558-5053. FULLY Reno’d 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Family friendly complex, close to schools & shopping. N/S; N/P; F/S; W/D; DW. Available immediately. $1000.00/mth. Call 250-549-1679 OR 250550-6991

Transportation

Antiques / Classics 1961 Ford Falcon Deluxe 2dr, new paint, motor & interior. $9500 obo. Must Sell. 250542-9150, 250-542-7513

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Cars - Domestic 2004 Z06 Corvette 405 hp 6 speed 29,000. kms 37,500. phone 542-8317.

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Recreational/Sale 1974 Vanguard duel axle, rv fully loaded, new tires/awning $2700. 250-938-0047. 1976 Triple E Travel Trailer, dual axle, awning, $2500 obo (250)308-9764 1978 21ft Trailer, $2500 obo, f/s, furnace, shower, Everything works! (250)545-4493 1980 Okanagan 8ft camper with bathroom, exc cond. $2000.firm (250)546-8111, 250-262-1559

Cars - Domestic

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RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.

Leather, loaded, only 76,000 kms

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1994 Ford 350 27’ Motorhome rear queen bedroom, $11,500. obo. 250-306-3943 2004 Weekend Warrior trailer 22ft + 4ft tip out, sleeps up to 6+, can haul 2 full size quads, and dirt bike $16,500 OBO. 2009 230 CRF Honda Dirt bike low kms, rode 6 times good condition $3500. 2005 350 Honda TRX Quad red, lady driven. $5500 OBO Call Jason about any inquiries 250-3074852 Tim Hortons 40th anniversary Schwin cruiser bike, $350. 1981 camperized van. $6500.250-309-0737.

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 Sexy blue eyed Bikini Babe Brooke, 22, Island Barbie Tia, 23, 250-938-7154 Hiring Swedish Massage, Sensual to Deep Tissue Exxxtreme Bliss. In/Out 250-307-8174

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

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Commercial Trailer Flat Deck w/sides & ramps, double axle & 9000 lb winch $4600.; 250540-4980 or 250-549-2427.

AVAILABLE May 1,Updated Studio,Small Pet Ok,A/C,Pool,Open Kitchen,Laundry Onsite,Parking,Storage,Call 2505457913 $650

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Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, newly renovated, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 Private Room in large family home overlooking Swan Lake, all inclusive (except your food) must like dogs, suit self sufficient person, $500.00 avail immediately. Call Susan 250309-0483 to view.

Storage RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Storage, Downtown Vernon, Secure, Heated, 10x10, Avail Immed $70/mo 250-542-5003

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