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Bob’s Barber Shop is back in business. Bob Egely never doubted that it would be. The Enderby barber had been cutting hair for more than 40 years when he had to have both legs amputated above the knee due to medical complications in 2010. He conducted his first haircut in two years Thursday to test drive his new, specialized barber chair. “This chair is the talk of Enderby. It’s huge,” he said as he demonstrated the high-tech chair made by the University of Victoria CanAssist Team, which has allowed him to get on with the job he loves. “It never crossed my mind that I wasn’t going back to work. I said I was going to to this, I just didn’t know how. There’s nothing you can’t do if you want to put your mind to it. I’’m so happy that I’m able to carry on and do my thing,” said Egely, 67. He had the basic idea for the chair himself but had no idea how it could become reality. “The old barber chairs were made of

cast iron and had ring around the bottom. I thought maybe there could be some kind of saddle that could move around. This looks like a small space ship. The chair for the client is a barber chair and the chair that I’m sitting on is like a small satellite that goes around it. This is fantastic.” Egely’s son got him in touch with the CanAssist Team, which develops and delivers technology which help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, including being able to work. A team of engineers, Darcy Lane, Paul Green, Carl Spani, Brandon Fry and Mike Lewis made the chair for Egely. “I was very excited to work on this project to put the engineering components together so that the chair would do what Bob wanted and be safe,” said Lewis, who was in Enderby Wednesday with the team, including Tanya Switucka, customer relations, to install the chair. The team consulted with Egely on what he needed the chair to do — reaching his tools and moving at different angles up and down and around the client. Then the members put their mechanical and electrical engineering expertise to work.

Egely is able to control the chair with one hand and transfer to and from his wheelchair independently. As far as the team knows, this is the only chair of its kind in the world. It weighs about 400 hundred pounds and is bolted to the concrete under the floor. The chair is battery operated so that Egely will not be stranded in a power outage. Funding for the development and construction of the chair, about $65,000, was through the Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative, a program supported by the federal and B.C. governments. “This chair is such a great thing for me. I didn’t know what to expect but I know it’s all going to come back to me and I’m going to be busy again. I’m happy with it but I can’t say I’ve been unhappy about what has happened to me. You play ‘em as you get ‘em — the cards you’re dealt,” he said. Egely did his first cut for old friend, John Harrison, 92, who will be helping him around the shop.

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Prayers have been answered at Vernon’s Upper Room Mission. The remaining bills for the $165,000 kitchen renovation have been paid off after two anonymous donations came in for $85,000. “There was complete shock and then tears,” said Lisa Froom, general manager, of her reaction when one of the donors — a couple — presented $80,000. “I just kept thanking them. They felt they had the resources and they wanted to help others. It’s very humbling.” The donation wasn’t a spontaneous decision. “They did their homework and spoke to myself and our board chairperson. They appreciate what we’re doing in Lisa Froom the community,” said Froom. The new kitchen, which has doubled in size, has separate areas dedicated to cooking, meal preparation and dishwashing. Previously, duct tape held cabinets together, the floor was rotting, counters were too low and residential appliances gave out under the demand of upwards of 250 meals a day. Raising the necessary funds for the kitchen has been such a struggle, that the completion of the campaign is an emotional experience for everyone involved, including employees at the mission’s bank. “When I deposited the cheque, the teller teared up. It touches the wider community,” said Froom. While the $80,000 and $5,000 donations have closed the gap for the kitchen project, there continues to be other needs at the mission. Specifically, authorities have insisted a sprinkler system be installed in the building. The price tag is about $100,000. “We’re looking for capital grants,” said Froom, adding fundraising will also be done through the collection of pennies and refundable beverage containers. A community open house will be held at the Upper Room Mission June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. “They can get a look at the different things we do for the community,” said Froom. “Some people have a limited idea of what we do here.” To donate to the sprinkler system, visit the Upper Room Mission at 3403 27th Ave. or call 250549-1231.

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News Mixed emotions for VSS graduates CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

From the kids in the hall in jeans and hoodies to young women and men in glamorous gowns and tuxes, members of the Vernon Secondary School Class of 2012 celebrated their special day. The last class to graduate before the new school opens later this year, they gathered with family and friends in Polson Park Friday for pictures in the afternoon before their grad ceremony, dinner and celebration. “I’m a little nervous,� said Bronte Sawada. “The whole five years of school have been great. I’ve made a lot of friends and I’ll keep in touch with them and make new friends. I’m not sure what I want to do yet so I plan on traveling for awhile.� Brett Frankland agreed that friends are one of the best parts of school. “I’m stoked for this day and I guess I’m awed at how long it has taken to get here. My friends are definitely my favourite thing about school,� said Frankland, who has already started his electrical apprenticeship. He and his date, Lindsay Wendland, who is graduating from Kal Secondary School this year, got to go to two graduations. “I’m excited to be done school,� said Wendland, who is planning to be a dental hygienist. Noah Morrison, who was in the High Performance Program so he could participate in competitive skiing on the National Freestyle Ski Team, said, “I wasn’t at school much so I’m happy to see all my friends and classmates here in one spot, maybe for the last time. I guess I’ll be travelling with skiing for the next few years,� he said. There were hugs, smiles and a few tears and lots of laughter as people called out:

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Vernon Secondary School grads Mark Francis (left), Gavin Banning, Jordan Davy, Oliver Gretzmacher and Ryan Baumbach keep things cool as they pose for photos at Polson Park Friday. Alanah Coss (left) gets the royal treatment along with friend Alyssa Neufeld as they ride through the park. ‘You’re gorgeous. I can’t believe this. This is awesome. You look so good.� Some of the graduates took part in the drive-by before stopping for photos. They arrived waving from convertibles, in a stretch limo, in classic and vintage cars, a big, mudcovered truck, and by motorcycle — the guy with the motorcycle with a sidecar had two girls with him. The guy on a skateboard might have been a grad or just caught up in the drive-by. It brought back memories for parents and grandparents. Blair Montguire was there to see his son, Jordan, graduate. “We’re here and he’s late.

It’s been quite the process getting ready. I don’t remember anything like this when I graduated. It’s a really nice set up here.� Grandfather Bob Montguire, who had attended his own graduation with his wife, Katie, joked, “We had to tie up the horses at my graduation. “We had everything, the ceremony and the dance at the school gym. Then we had parties, which were probably illegal. This is very good.� With memories recalled, memories recorded, and memories still to be made, the crowd scattered with the afternoon rain showers.

New chair gives Egely lease on life Continued from A1 “It feels good to get a haircut from Bob again. I can do things to help him out like get coffee and do the banking. He’s a great guy and a good friend,� said Harrison. Egely recalled his early days in barbering. “The hairstyles were short, the same as now. My first haircut was what I called a rooster tail for a guy and he was happy as hell with it. Then we came to long hair. The short haircuts are the easiest but you

can’t hide your mistakes in short hair. I guess my favourite cut to do is the brush cut. I remember the first day I was in business in Enderby — I was doing a shave with a straight razor on a man and there were eight ladies outside watching. I could tell more stories but I don’t want to tell all the town secrets.� Egely expects to be keeping clients from Enderby and the North Okanagan looking good for a long time to come. He’s signed a five-year lease for the shop location.

“I can’t thank the team here enough for what they’ve done for me and I thank everyone who’s here to celebrate the chair. I’m very happy and thankful. I can do everything I did before. It’s almost like having legs,� said Egely. “I can hardly wait until Tuesday when we’re open for real. People are telling me it’s about time I got back to work. No appointments. Just come in and if you have to wait a few minutes you can have a coffee and sit and bs with the boys.�

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centre zone, the Ricardo Road industrial area and Coldstream is pro- the Lavington industrial viding some tax breaks area and it would not to encourage develop- contain DCC or buildment in certain ing permit areas. fee reducStaff has tions. been instructed “ T h e to prepare two goal is tax revitalizato create tion exemption incentives bylaws. One will for people be for the town doing suscentre area and tainable Richard Enns it will include const r ucreductions of tion in development cost central Coldstream,� charges and building said Coun. Richard permit fees. The second Enns of environmental bylaw would be for the standards in the town Highway 6 shopping centre. Morning Star Staff

Opposition came from Councillors Pat Cochrane and Maria Besso. “We shouldn’t put private sector development that’s been in the works for years at a disadvantage to the town centre,� said Cochrane of the Highway 6 shopping centre zone. Gas tax grants sought Coldstream is seeking federal gas tax money for two projects. Applications are being submitted for phase two of the Kidston Road multi-use path and the Coldstream

Creek intercepted groundwater management project. In terms of the Kidston Road path, Mayor Jim Garlick wants to speak to B.C. Parks about the area along the red gate at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. “Perhaps we can get into some (cost) sharing,� he said. Palfrey Road project proceeds A contentious residential development has been given the green light. Coldstream council has adopted official community plan and

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A Vernon amputee would like to have his quad returned, as he uses the vehicle to get around. It was stolen overnight Thursday.

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Stan Smith wants his quad back. As a man with both legs missing, he uses and needs the quad to get around the bush when he goes to the outdoors for recreational purposes. Smith’s quad was on top of a trailer and both were stolen from his home in the 3700 block of Alexis Park Drive overnight Thursday. “It was in the driveway when we went to bed around 10 or 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and I noticed it was missing Friday when I was heading out to an appointment at around 9, 9:30 a.m.,� said Smith. The quad is a Polaris

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“They just encourage you and feed you and love you,” said one former client who was a practising heroin and crack addict for 25 years, but has since been clean for four years. “It’s a family that you’ve lost years ago because of your addiction.” Unfortunately, some of those who have walked through the doors of the program have also lost their lives to their addiction or disease.

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So carrying out the true spirit of LaFleur, each and every one of the more than 40 lives lost in the past 10 years were honoured with a special dedication ceremony recently. Each of the names were etched on a quilt, which was blessed by Chawow Eaglefeather while upwards of 50 clients, past and present volunteers and staff at the program watched. Best Friends Quilters Carol Rispin, Elaine

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Inverarity and Jan Aarsen made the quilt as a thanks to all the great work the Cammy LaFleur program does in the community. “It was moving, overwhelming that there are so many names on it already,” said Inverarity. Balloons were also released in memory of all those who have passed on. Names were scribbled on some of the balloons and tears fell to the ground as they were let go into the sky. Watching her balloon, which read “André I love u,” drift away, Connie Goodine said her goodbyes to her dear friend whose life was cut short almost a year ago. “He (André) was a good soul. He touched a lot of people,” said Goodine. The Cammy Cammy LaFleur Street Nurse Outreach Program assisted 2,776 people from April to December. Anyone wishing to help can donate hygiene products, such as shampoos, conditioners, toothbrushes, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products, to NOYFSS (3100 - 32nd Avenue, across from the post office).

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Vernon’s Sun Flare Systems will find out tonight whether they will be chosen for the upcoming Future Now episode on the popular CBC television show Dragons’ Den. The program airs at 8 p.m., and unlike the usual format in the den, the Dragons will not invest their own money, nor take an equity position, in the winning innovation. Instead, Shell Canada will provide a $100,000 investment to help foster Canadian energy innovation. Sun Flare Systems, a family business started three years ago by Matthew, Joel and Diane Siegler, is one of three finalists for the Future Now episode. They began producing SOS (Solar Operation Simply) in a Box, a solar disaster kit that will

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f the truth be told I never met the guy, barely knew what he looked like and had no idea he was living in Saanich for the last little while. Still, the death of Jim Unger hit me because I’ve always appreciated his work. Admired it actually. The first time I saw a Herman cartoon was in an article in Maclean’s magazine and I was hooked. I still remember the first panel......the quote underneath said something like “The sporting goods store called, you left your hat on the counter.” The wife was speaking as she was washing the dishes without looking up, meanwhile coming down the hallway was Glenn Mitchell her husband with a duck decoy on his head. Very funny stuff. Especially when you think of the husband making his way home oblivious to it all. And you imagine what happens next. In Herman’s world, nobody was good looking, nobody was real bright and the husbandwife (not to mention the boss-employee) dynamic wasn’t real sweet – in other words it was pretty well bang on. But it was also done with affection for the human condition and if you can’t relate to its snapshots of life, you aren’t trying hard enough. I also remember one time back in the late ‘70s a buddy and I were Christmas shopping at the mall and he was looking for something for his sister. Never having had one of those I’m not sure I was any help but we soon found a treasury of Herman cartoons book and problem solved. Not only did we spend the rest of the day looking at the collection of single-panel cartoons and laughing uproariously, we went on to spend the next several weeks quoting punchlines to each other as we passed each other in school (I’m sure with people wondering what the heck

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was so funny, because without seeing the comic, well.....) I bet I could phone him up today and say something like – “I think you’ll find nature is a great compensator, for instance you’re probably a great mountain climber,” (doctor to patient with ram’s horns growing out of his head) – and we’d both be on the floor. I never did find out if his sister appreciated the gift but as far as I’m concerned it was an investment that paid huge dividends. I eventually got the treasury too, although I couldn’t find the damn thing when I went to look for it to research this column, but I do remember a bit of the introductory piece. Unger talked about how he moved to Jamaica to practise his craft (it was difficult not to be jealous of the man, especially when you have no drawing talent yourself whatsoever) and how he eventually ended up on his career path that included Herman appearing in hundreds of newspapers around the world. The one thing he said that stood out for me was a quote that, paraphrased because I can’t find it, was how a sense of humour is nothing more or less than the ability to laugh at oneself. Right on. That point of view was reflected so well in his cartoons as we laughed along with Herman and his fellow cohabitants because they were so much like us in our everyday life. And whether you think life is a comedy or a tragedy, it’s both by the way, you have to appreciate that a sense of humour and not taking ourselves too seriously goes a long way in the category of coping with the curveballs of life. So thanks Jim. You did good. And in his honour a few more punchlines to savour as Herman bids adieu: “Yeah, well you’re not exactly an oil painting yourself first thing in the morning.” (wife to husband); “How many guys do you know with a solar powered wristwatch?” (guy with a huge battery pack strapped to his back to his buddy).

The ice cream truck debate in West Kelowna this past week may have left some people shaking their heads in disbelief, but they shouldn’t. It was actually a prime example of how the relationship between government and the people they represent is supposed to function, and the role the media can play to assist that process. At last week’s West Kelowna council meeting, the district’s proposed Mobile Vending Policy was adopted, with a stipulation that caught some councillors by surprise: A noise restriction clause that would silence all mobile vendors, most notably ice cream trucks. While both Couns. Brydon Winsby and Gord Milsom registered surprise the bylaw needed to be that repressive, it was adopted pending final approval by council. Why? Because some people had complained about the noise ice cream trucks make, and about safety issues concerning kids running in and out of traffic in their excitement to meet the ice cream truck. After we published the story last Thursday, it went viral on the Internet, and was picked up by Eastern Canada daily newspapers. The media attention locally also engaged West Kelowna residents to voice their dismay with the ruling, which appeared to far outweigh however many people had objected to the ice cream truck music in the first place. So when council reconvenes at their next meeting on June 12, it appears a majority of council will see the need to curb the noise restriction aspect of the bylaw prior to giving it final approval. The council, we think, received the message loud and clear— while some people don’t like to hear the ice cream truck noise, it’s not the feeling of the majority. ---Kelowna Capital News


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would like to congratulate and thank Rory White for his letter (May 6) on the legalization of marijuana. I can enlighten him on some of the human costs that legalizing marijuana will have. Firstly, the overburdened health care system will have greater costs and there will be different legal costs as well. I am surprised that the mayor, who is a doctor, hasn't considered the health issues involved in the regular use of marijuana. Prolonged and regular use of marijuana can cause psychosis and mental illness, especially for those who are predisposed to mental illness (have the genes/runs in families). B.C. bud is so potent these days that psychosis will be a real issue. Psychosis includes delusions and hallucinations

out hiking, when at work, or in their parents sock drawer. Won't someone please think of the children? Addictive? You better believe it! How will the city support all the rehabilitation clinics that will spring up from the sudden explosion of addicted users if we legalize this menace? Could you imagine the chip and pop shortages we would face? The chronic nappers? All of the bandwidth being used up by people streaming endless hours of Cheech and Chong? It would be anarchy. I hope someone finds this as laughable and enjoyable as I found Mr. Whites' headlining article to be. Dan Rezanson BIKE LANES Reading the letter from S. Kachuk regarding bicycle lanes reminded me of a recent encounter with the driver of a pickup. I was cycling on 25th Avenue, on the paved shoulder, and ironically riding over the painted bicycle symbol, when he suggested, quite undiplomatically, that bicycles belonged on the sidewalk and in the crosswalk. I replied that cyclists are prohibited from riding on the sidewalk and in the crosswalk according to section 183 of the Motor Vehicle Act. He suggested, again

Besides, marijuana is a depressant and stays in the system a lot longer than alcohol. It is a false belief of mentally ill people that marijuana helps them. In fact, it will make their illnesses worse as will alcohol, which is also a depressant. Self-medication becomes an issue. I am not against the medicinal use of

in most undiplomatic fashion, that I didn’t know what I was talking about. When I offered to show him my copy of the act, along with my driver training instructor license, he sped off. A bit of thoughtful analysis reveals why section 183 (2) (a) and (b) specify that cycles must not be operated on a sidewalk or in a crosswalk. An average cyclist on level ground travels at 20 kilometres an hour, and many cyclists are in excess of 30 kilometres an hour. A pedestrian averages about five kilometres an hour, so there is considerable speed differential. Add to that the fact that inertia and the alignment of the wheels mean that bicycles travel essentially in a straight line, and cannot stop or change direction as quickly as a pedestrian. In this respect, bicycles are more like motor vehicles, and that is why cyclists, according to section 183 (1) have the same rights and duties as the driver of a vehicle. Given that we are all, at some point, pedestrians, it surprises me that those that also have the privilege of operating a motor vehicle are not more empathic towards pedestrians. For anyone who has to walk from their parking space to a store in downtown Vernon, it should be

pretty obvious why pedestrians and cyclists cannot safely share the sidewalk. Consider too that the definition of bicycle according to the MVA, includes power-assisted bicycles, also known as electric scooters. The two-wheeled variety are capable of considerable speed, are wider than a bicycle, and those that I have seen appear to be even less maneuverable than a conventional bicycle. I’m sure few would argue that they too should be on a sidewalk mixing with pedestrians. Paragraph 183 (2) (c) clarifies that, subject to 183 (2) (a), a cyclist must ride as near as practicable to the right side of a highway. That means, not on the sidewalk, but on the right side of the travel lane, which is where I was. Section 183 (3) provides further clarification: a cyclist is not required to ride on any part of a highway that is not paved. So, if a paved bicycle lane is not provided, a cyclist is entitled to ride in the travel lane. As such, the operator of a motor vehicle approaching a cyclist from the rear must do the same thing as they would when approaching any other slow moving vehicle in their lane: slow, and pass only when safe to do so.

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which will affect the user's behaviour. If the deterrents Mr. White talks about are removed, there can be more serious consequences. Australia has one of the finest mental health systems in the world and has done studies on this exact issue. Prolonged and regular use can lead to schizophrenia.

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It’s fiesta time in Lumby. The 57th annual Lumby Days runs from Thursday to Sunday and activities will be focused around a Mexican theme. “It’s going to be totally awesome,” said Merna Alexander, chairperson. The action officially gets underway Thursday with Thrash Pro Wrestling at Pat Duke Arena at 7 p.m. Entry is $3 with a Lumby Days button or $5 without a button. “They have been throughout B.C. and Washington and they attract great crowds,” said Alexander. “We’re getting a good response from people.” On Friday, look high in the sky for the Lumby Air Force paragliders, while the midway opens in Oval Park at 3 p.m. Live entertainment begins at the festival stage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s activities include a pancake breakfast, a firearms and antiques show, a trades show, the J.L. Inglis Elementary silent auction, a car show and shine and the Monashee Arts Council showcase. Plan to be in downtown Lumby as the parade begins at 11 a.m., moved an hour ahead from previous years so everyone can

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The midway is one of the popular attractions during Lumby Days. enjoy the jampacked schedule. “It’s the highlight of Lumby Days, and after it, the park is swarming,” said Alexander. Also on Saturday is extreme freestyle motocross demonstrations at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m., while there will be wrestling demonstrations at 1:40, 3:10 and 4:40 p.m. Most of the same events also take place Sunday, along with kids activities, Bingo and an outdoor church service. “It’s a fun, fun weekend,” said Alexander, who believes Lumby

Days is popular because it provides residents with an opportunity to get together. “Families can bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs to the park and be there all day.” Lumby Days also has a yearround impact in the community. “It’s a key fundraising time for the school, minor hockey, the Lions and there’s the museum with its pie booth,” said Alexander. For more information, go to www.lumbydays.ca.

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You never know when science may find you. The Okanagan Science Centre will launch its newest outreach program, Random Acts of Science, in mid-September. “The idea came from the desire to create a culture of science literacy for all members in our community,” said Sandi Dixon, executive director. “The slogan is motivated by the famous random acts of kindness, because of the surprise nature of the mobile science lab. You never know where it will turn up, or what the demonstration and activities of the day will be.” With funding from Interior

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Before he enrolled in the Community Futures North Okanagan’s Employ program, Mike Wallis would go to a job interview and just throw out random answers to get the interview over with. After learning issues like critical thinking during his six-week classroom stint with Employ, and another eight-week practicum, Wallis, 17, has a different outlook. “The program helped me to learn to critical

YOU AND THE LAW DEFENDING A DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

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Janet Hackman (from left), Dave Rossi and Angie Fisher encourage youth aged 16 to 30 to take part in their Employ program, which teaches independence and self-reliance as they look for work. The program is federally funded and run through Community Futures North Okanagan.

By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Drinking and driving often result in serious criminal charges. The consequences are severe even for a first offence. But drinking and driving offences are also very technical charges to prove, and there are several defences that can produce an acquittal. There are three possible charges if you are caught drinking and driving: 1. Driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 2. Impaired driving 3. Failing or refusing to provide breath or blood samples (or “refusing to blow”) As well, if you blow over .08 or refuse to blow, you’ll get a 90-day administrative driving prohibition (an ADP). If you’re convicted of any of the three charges and it’s your first offence, the mandatory minimum sentence is a $1,000 fine and a oneyear driving prohibition (and you can be jailed for up to seven days). And an ignition interlock device must be installed on your car for a year after that (at a cost to you of about $1,560), requiring you to provide a clean breath sample every time you want to start your car. Penalties are even more harsh for a second or third offence.

Because the consequences are so severe, you’ll want tot retain a lawyer to defend you and ensure that your rights are protected. You’re entitled to an acquittal if the prosecutor doesn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the particular elements of the offence that you’re charged with. Say you’re been charged with a blood alcohol

If you require assistance in dealing with criminal law, civil litigation or a family law matter, please contact Cristina Cabulea for information on how we can help you.

One element of the offence the prosecutor must prove is that your blood alcohol level was over .08, not just when tested but also at the time you drove the vehicle or had the care or control of it. To do this, the prosecutor must show several things, including that your first breath sample was taken within two hours and the second sample was taken more than 15 minutes after the first one. The prosecutor must also prove that a qualified technician analyzed each sample and that the breathalyzer was reliable (properly maintained and calibrated).

Or say you were charged with impaired driving based on the police officer’s observation of your appearance and behaviour (e.g., slurred speech and smell of alcohol). If you only had one or two drinks and were then involved in a car accident, your lawyer could E. Cristina point out that perhaps you couldn’t Cabulea talk properly because you had hit your head, not because you were impaired by alcohol.

The Superintendent of Motor Vehicles may also require you to attend a mandatory Responsible Driver Program (estimated to cost you about $2,500) before you can get your driver’s licence back.

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level over .08. In this case, the police might have demanded that you blow into a breathalyzer machine at the local police station to determine that your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.

Another possible defence relates to excluding damaging evidence because the police obtained it in a way that violated your Charter rights to protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Did the police advise you immediately when you were arrested that you could talk to a lawyer? Did they allow you to talk to a lawyer privately before questioning you or taking a breathalyzer test? If not, their evidence that you were impaired should be tossed out.

think and what to say in interviews before I actually say them,” said Wallis, who took what he learned from Employ into an interview with a local pizza shop that resulted in a job. “I learned to think and listen to the questions, then think them through before I answered.” Same goes for Cody Oakley, 18, who, on the day he was talking to a newspaper reporter, was preparing for a job interview with a local painting company. “I’ve learned how to interpret my situations better and evaluate them,” said Oakley. “This program saved me from getting into trouble, and to think of my actions before I jump into things.” The Employ program is for youth aged 16 to 30 who, in the past, may have been considered “at risk” because of mental health issues, run-ins

There are many other possible defences, depending on the facts of your case. Your lawyer can also help with appealing an ADP. This column has been written with the assistance of Allan • Francis • Pringle LLP. The column provides information only and must not be relied on for legal advice. Please contact E. Cristina Cabulea of Allan • Francis • Pringle LLP for legal advice concerning your particular case.

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with the law or drug and alcohol addiction problems. Program facilitator Janet Hackman said studies show all youth are “at risk” in one form or another. “It could be youth who are homeless, or it could be as simple as not having a driver’s licence or a lack of Grade 12,” said Hackman, who gets help in delivering the program from instructor Dave Rossi and employer liaison Angie Fisher. Youth interested in the program come into the Connections centre at Community Futures (corner of 32nd Avenue and 33rd Street) and make an appointment for Employ with a case manager. Hackman and staff will interview around 30 youth and take 12 per intake. “They do six weeks of classroom, then eight weeks to com-

plete a practicum,” said Hackman. “Students are paid minimum wage (now $10.25 an hour) to be in the classroom, and we place them in a job if they can’t find a placement of their own. “The idea is to leave the program hopefully with a job, but if not then the experience of working and getting a good reference from the employer.” Another goal of Employ is to have the youth become independent and self-reliant, paying their own way, making their own decisions, and to teach the kids to be thoughtful through reflective behaviour. “Our intent is to help the kids be able to be better decision makers and to self-regulate their emotions,” said Rossi, who has been leading the program for eight years. “They need to understand emotional intelligence as we find

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that makes them better employees.” Fisher’s role is to help youth with employer expectations, things like creating a resumé, learning interview skills and providing skills for dressing for success. She will then try to place a student with a local employer. “There are a lot of amazing employers in Vernon, always willing to give somebody a chance,” said Fisher. “The program helps employers out because they can try somebody out without having to pay for the wage.” There have been examples where Employ pays the minimum wage but employers, thinking fairness to other employees, may top up the wage. For example, if somebody was making $14 and hour, Employ would pay the minimum wage of $10.25, and the employer would pay $3.75. Since 2004, more than 320 youth have taken part in Employ, and 81 per cent of those have become employed or returned to school at the end of the program. A video has been created for the program which can be seen on YouTube. Type in Business Effectiveness and that should lead you to the video. For information, call 545-2215 (local 215).


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VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION — SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH CARE IN THE NORTH OKANAGAN It has been nine months since the new Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital opened its doors. The kinks of a new facility have been ironed out and we all wondered how staff provided care in such confined space before the Tower opened.

You helped us reach our goal! When Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation launched the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken in the North Okanagan, many thought it was an impossibility. From the recruiting of 31 amazing people to participate on the campaign team, to the involvement of so many people from across the North Okanagan, to the final realization that all of your support had made this goal a reality. Each donation, great or small, made the difference. Our community has purchased medical equipment that is now in use in the new Polson Tower at the Hospital.

• A variety of Scopes for the operating rooms & Ambulatory Care

Examples of what your donations purchased include:

• Surgical & Trauma tables

• A portable X-Ray machine for use in the Tower • A portable Ultrasound for Intensive Care

• Post-anesthetic recovery monitor for the ORs • Panda warming bed for newborns in the Maternity Department • High Tech Tele-health equipment for Paediatric Care • ENT Machine to perform sinus surgeries • BIPAP machine for Respiratory Therapy • High Definition Platform for scope technology • Transport Monitor with Defibrillator • Video Cystoscope for Urology

How was the $ 7,145,000 raised?

From the beginning in 2008 and ending in 2011, the following people should be recognized for their participation on the Building a Tower of Care campaign …Thank You For Your Hard Work! Honorary Chair: Paul Nixon Co-Chairs: Joanne Kineshanko & Laurie Postill Dr. Finley Armanious Debbie Bagnall Glenn Benischek Sharell Carney Carol Cash Deb Deveau Jean Finch Richard Finn Judy Fischer Brenda Fletcher Kalynda Hampshire Valerie Harrison Dr. Hamish Hwang Jodi Koenig Sylvia Michaluk Morley Miller Bonnie Mitchell Wilf Mulder Dalvir Nahal Jessie Nyberg Jerry Oglow Deborah Pearce Sue Phillips Nenette Sharma Michael Sherwood Sid Sidhu Nancy Visser Sharon Whitby VJH Foundation Staff Support: Sue Beaudry Andrea Egan Terri Manke

Individuals donated: ................................... $ 3,955,000 Businesses donated: ................................. $ 690,000 Service Clubs donated: ........................... $ 675,000 Foundations donated: .............................. $ 650,000 Bequests: ............................................................... $ 775,000 Events and Misc resulted in: ............. $ 400,000


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1st Floor: Emergency Department The new Emergency Department is almost four times larger than the old one. “We are thrilled to have a large, open new space. I often joke that there are less bruises on my legs from trying to squeeze past equipment and furniture.” said acting Nurse Manager, Brenda Robson. “The additional space has brought its challenges too. Individual healthcare professionals are more spread out and teams have had to learn to communicate and work differently with each other.” Communication is key and new high tech equipment like Vocera, a voice activated devise worn by each staff member, enables instant remote communication between members of the care team. Bell calls from the patients’ bedsides are integrated with Vocera and are heard verbally through the devise and received via text on a computer screen. The computer system is a critical communication link within the Emergency Department and with other healthcare providers across Interior Health. An electronic tracker system is used within the department and is available on all computer screens, allowing for increased efficiencies, i.e. seeing a lab result when it is available, or knowing when a patient is ready for the Physician to come and reassess, etc. Work station in ED Pyxis machines are automated drug dispensing cabinets located in acute care units. Brenda explained “a healthcare provider logs in using a fingerprint or individualized code, chooses the patients name and then chooses the medication for that patient. This increases safety and efficiencies. Staff appreciates no longer having to complete the manual drug counts at the end of their shifts – Pyxis does a running count and descrepancies are flagged at the moment they are happening!” Emergency Nurses triage or sort patients when they come to the Emergency Department. Each patient is assigned an acuity level, prioritized for care and assigned the most appropriate resources. Ms. Robson shared that “We have different care areas now; 2 Trauma room bays with up-to-date equipment including equipment booms that keep our equipment and gases together, and off the floor. The main Emergency department

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area has 2 isolation rooms, one is attached to a decontamination room accessed directly from outside in the ambulance bay. Each treatment bay has a sliding glass door, cardiac monitoring capability and provides some privacy, which was unheard of in the old emergency department. Streaming or Raz – (Rapid Assessment Zone) is an area in which many of the ED patients use. Here patients only occupy a stretcher when a healthcare provider is with them, for the balance of the “wait time” they sit in the Streaming ED team in Trauma Bay 2 wishes to thank the waiting room. We are able to assess community for their ongoing support. and treat many more patients using this process. The Minor Treatment area is staffed with a Liscensed Practical Nurse, with specialty training in “Ortho Tech”. The LPN works closely with the ED Physician and the Streaming RN which results in a more efficient use of resources and improved flow for lower acuity patients.” Patients and their families are happy with the new ER unit and its orderliness which results in patients being directed to the appropriate level of care for their personal needs.” “Having a larger space to cover, and new high tech equipment to use, staff has been brought together to improve how they perform their work” said Ms Robson, “we have working groups that include physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who come together as teams to improve processes.” During a recent Global TV interview during National Nursing Week, front line nurses talked about the VJH Emergency Department team; how that they work together as a cohesive team in a chaotic and ever changing environment. “I have heard lots of positives about the new facility”, and Brenda wished “to thank everyone for the donations supporting the Building a Tower of Care Campaign. Giving us the equipment we need to do our jobs means that we are better prepared when members of our community come to us seeking care in emergency situations.”

Ambulatory Care supported in part by the generosity of the Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation In Loving Memory of Arthur & Angela Pritchard

The new Ambulatory Care, or outpatient services, has been described as a beautiful and spacious department. The space offers comfort and privacy for the patients receiving treatment. As Manager Penny Liao noted “confidentiality of our patients is assured”. When asked how staff feels about their new home nurse Deb Johnston described it as “free of clutter, with bright wide open hallways and large windows that bring in so much natural light. My team has a long history of providing excellent nursing care, but now patients receive a positive hospital experience as well.”

has been enhanced. The environment is soothing and more conducive for healing. “Our patients are so appreciative of the improved facilities.” said Ms. Liao, “For example, the new Endoscopy scopes, that donors helped to fund, have made a tremendous difference.” The high definition technology provides enhanced clear images, offering physicians accurate and more valuable information enabling them to make critical health care decisions.

Care given by unit staff has always been of the highest standard. With the improvements and efficiencies that the new facility offers, it is easier to deliver that exceptional care. Modern new medical equipment is housed in its proper place. Booms hanging Nurse Deb Johnston and Nurse Manager Penny Liao outside the Ambulatory Care Department Main from the ceiling keep monitors Nursing Station Area and other medical equipment off the floor, close by, and ready for use. Long time Vernon Jubilee Hospital nurse, Deb Johnston remarked “I no longer have to avoid bumping into equipment while I provide care. It is much easier for all staff to provide timely nursing care.”

Penny Liao shared that “with state of the art medical equipment and a modern facility, we can now achieve best practice standards of care and we have established high bench marks for nursing excellence.”

When asked how things have changed Penny replied “We are pleased that we can provide timelier access to services for our patients, as we are now offering more clinics that assist in meeting increased local demands.” Deb also pointed out that “With ease of access to our unit, patients can find parking right outside our doors. It is also so easy to be dropped off or picked up from treatments.” The overall patient experience

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“We have equipped and set up our Minor Procedure Rooms in Ambulatory Care endoscopy suites and minor surgery procedure rooms in such a way that is not necessarily being done elsewhere. This is due in part to the pre-planning work that we undertook early on. During the strategic planning stages for our new department, we took time to involve every one of our stake holders. We engaged them in understanding what patient care services would be offered, and what clinical requirements would be required in the new unit. It has paid off, everything has been extremely successful.” Penny went on to say “we are all so overwhelmingly passionate about helping to make Vernon Jubilee Hospital a center of excellence. It is rewarding for staff to be a part of providing safe, quality patient care.” Deb added “it makes you want to come to work everyday!” It is a win/ win situation for patients and for staff and our community.

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Your New Hospital Donors who supported the Tower of Care Campaign deserve recognition … Thank you for your support! The following list includes cumulative donations or sponsorships of $500 or more over the life of the campaign. There were far too many contributions of $1 - $499 to mention, but thank you! Mr. Saini Arbinder Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Kader Ms. Jean Adams Mr. Barry Amies Mr & Mrs Leonard & Carol Anderson Mr & Mrs Jose & Milagros Aragon Dr. Finley Armanious Mr. Rod Babiuk Mr & Mrs Albert & Heidi Bachi Mr. Satnam Bagry Mr. Reg Baldwin Dr. M. Kate Ball Ms. Cathy Ball Mrs. Mitch Banich Mr & Mrs Lyn & Joanne Bannister Mr & Mrs Ron & Marilyn Barkwell Mrs. Mary Barnett Ms. Kay Bartholomew Mr. & Ms. Peter & Elizabeth Batula Mrs. Helen Bauer Mr. Douglas Baxter Ms. Sue Beaudry Mr & Mrs John & Betty Beer Mr & Mrs Larry & Marcia Bell Mr & Mrs Jack & Linda Bernhardt Mrs. Shirley Bigelow Ms. Susie Biger Mr & Mrs James & Alberta Bird Mr & Mrs David & Bernice Blencowe Ms. Shel Bloomer Mr & Mrs John & Betty Blunt Mr. Rick Bond Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Barb Boschert Dr. Louis B. Boucher Mr & Mrs Spencer & Sally Brigden Mr & Mrs Dennis or Marianne Bristow Mrs. Emma Brooks Mr & Mrs Martin & Susan Browne Mr & Mrs Darrell & Kelly Buckham Mr & Mrs Michael & Elsie Burnham Mr & Mrs Iain or Megan Butler Mr. Ken Byram Mr & Mrs Charles & Wynne Callas Mrs. Myrtle Cameron Ms. Heather Cameron Mr & Mrs D. Ian & Patricia Campbell Mr. Wade Cantelope Dr. Paul Carey Mr & Mrs Leo & Ria Carpay Mr & Mrs Ron & Dorothy Catt Mr & Mrs Neville & Maisie Cave Dr. William Cawkell Dr. Brian Chai Mrs. Kathy Chaput Dr. William Charlton Mr. Ken Christensen Mr. Omand Clark Mrs. Vera Clark Dr. Michael Concannon Dr. Michael Cooke Mr & Mrs J. Wm. & Vivian Costerton Mr & Mrs Kenneth & Reta Cote Mrs. Grace Cottrell Mr & Mrs Ken or Kathryn Coverly Mr & Mrs Brian & Jane Cropley Mr. John Cullen Dr. Christopher Cunningham Mr & Mrs Ron & Sue Cunningham Mr & Mrs Dan & Jamie Currie Mr. Mark Czerwonka Mr. Fred Dafoe Dr. Kimberley B. Daniel Mr. Clifford Day Mrs. Marie Dedish Ms. Ronalda DeLangen Dr. Karl Denk Ms. Bonnie Derry Mr & Mrs Malcolm & Lorna Dewar Mr. Ranjit Dhaliwal Mr. Tarnjit Dhillon Mrs. Lena Dobie

Mr. Hans Doerr Mr. Stan Doner Mr. Ryan Donn Mr & Mrs Laurie & Dale Donovan Ms. Erin Doucette Mr & Mrs James & Mary Driver Mrs. Arlene Duggan Dr. Fred Dyck Mrs. Sylvia Dykes Mr & Mrs Jim & Anne Edgson Mr & Mrs Doug & Andrea Egan Ms. Mary Eliuk Mr & Mrs Jack & Bonnie Ellett Mr & Mrs Dave & Anne Ellis Mr & Mrs Gerhard & Roselore Eschbach Mr & Mrs Drew & Jacqueline Eyre Mr. Charles Farrer Dr & Mrs Steven & Lillian Fedoruk Ms. Irma Feke Drs. Mathias & Lora Fellenz Ms. Karen Fentiman Mr & Mrs Paul and Veba Filippi Mr & Mrs Ken & Jean Finch Dr. M. Jean Flanagan Mr. Tom Fletcher Mrs. Yvonne Flock Mr. Alex Fong Mr. Robert Foord Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Norah Foord Mr. Nick Foufoulas Mr & Mrs Tom & Barb Frame Ms. Margot France Mr & Mrs Derek & Zena Francis Mr & Mrs Glenn & Myrtle Franklin Ms. Caroline Fraser Dr. Elaine French Dr & Mrs Stephen & Peggy Friesen Mrs. Gertrud Frischknecht Mr & Mrs Darrel & Lorna Frolek Mr & Mrs Arnold & Barbara Fry Ms. Pat Furey Mr. George Galbraith Mrs. Lydia Gammel Ms. Laura Gibson Mr. Gary Gilchrist Ms. Janine Girbav Ms. Ann Gobeil Mrs. Shirley Godbehere Dr. Bernie R. Grages Dr & Mrs John & Dorothy Graham Mr & Mrs Lucas or Gale Grant Mrs. Margaret R. Grant Mr & Mrs Gerry & Nancy Gray Mrs. Hazel Gumbrell Mr. Don Guthrie Dr. Nicholas Half Mr & Mrs Richard & Gail Hamilton Mr & Mrs Allan & Kalynda Hampshire Mr & Mrs Clifford or Jeannie Hanna Ms. Lola Hannah Mr & Mrs Steve & Mary Lou Hanson Dr & Mrs Ed & Pam Hardy Dr. Doug Hardy Mr. Geoffrey Harris Dr. Christine Hatfield Mr & Mrs Kerry & Phyllis Heidebrecht Mr & Mrs Phil & Marina Heitner Mr. Clayr Henderson Mrs. Lenore Hey-Lorimer Mrs. Arline Higgins Ms. Anita Hoffman Mr & Mrs George & Jean Holtom Mrs. Marion Hope Mrs. Pearl Hormann Mr & Mrs Fred & Elsie Horner Mr & Mrs Brian & Ali Hoshizaki Mrs. Phyllis Hoyte Mr. Bill Hubbard Mr. Jim Hudson Dr & Mrs Ghee & Teresa Hwang Dr. Hamish Hwang

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Mr & Mrs Cliff or Helen Innes Mr. David James Mr & Mrs T. Walter & Marie Janicki Mrs. Karen Janicki Mr & Mrs Karl & Kathleen Janzen Mr. Steve Jenkins Mr. Gurjit Jhajj Mr. Steven Joe Mr. Satnam Johal Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Mr & Mrs Rick & Susan Johnston Dr. Elizabeth Jolly Dr & Mrs L.T. & D.E. Jordan Mr. Eric Juzwishyn Mrs. Joyce Kayzer Mr. John Kehler Ms. Mary Keith Mr. Mark Kellock Dr. David Kennedy Mr. Donald Kennedy Dr & Mrs Michael and Nan Kersey Mrs. Joanne Kineshanko Ms. Mavis Kineshanko Mr & Mrs David & Audrey King Mr & Mrs Kurt & Jutta Knuever Mr & Mrs Steffen & Laurie Knuever Mr & Mrs Pieter & Klasiena Konstapel Mr & Mrs Mike & Joyce Kowaluk Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Hope Krogstad Mr. Gerald Kuch Mr. William Kuch Mr & Mrs Ken & Nancy Kurbis Mr & Mrs Larry & Mary-Ellen Laidlaw Mr & Mrs Brent & Renee Land Mr. Daniel Lariviere Dr & Mrs Denis & Eileen Lavoie Mrs. H. Marjorie Lee Mr. Peter Leggat Mr & Mrs Ralph and Joyce Leyenhorst Mr & Mrs Bill & Dawn Liefke Mr & Mrs Waldermar & Friedel Liefke Mrs. Doris Linemayr Dr & Mrs Ron & Wendy Long Mr & Mrs Jim & Susan Lumsden Mr. Kenneth Lynes Mrs. Mary Lysak Mr. Ronald Macdonald Miss Marnie MacKenzie Mr & Mrs John & Dagmar Maguire Mr & Mrs Lloyd & Erma Main Mr & Mrs Kevin & Terri Manke Mrs. Virginia Markle Mr. Gordon Marrion Mr & Mrs Dennis & Lauretta Marsh Mr & Mrs Robert & Joanne Marsh Mr & Mrs Don & Mary Matheson Mr & Mrs Norm & Rose May Dr. Fiona McGregor Mr. Jonathan McMurray Dr. Sharon McMurtry Mr. David McMurtry Mrs. Joan McNab Mr. Eric Mellander Mr & Mrs Dale & Sandy Melvin Mr. Kyle Melvin Mr. Andrew Mercer Mr & Mrs Gene & Sylvia Michaluk Mr & Mrs Ervin & Laurie-Anne Missikewitz Mr & Mrs Mitch & Bonnie Mitchell Ms. June Mitchell Dr. Christopher Mobbs Mr. Tom Monahan Mr. Rick Monahan Mr & Mrs Roy & Pamela Moor Mr & Mrs Ken & Pat Moore Mr. Peter Moore Mr. & Mrs. Dennis & Gloria Morgan Dr & Mrs Richard & Judy Mori Mr. Ronald Morison Mr & Mrs Wilf & Nikki Mulder Mr. Anton Mulik

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Your New Hospital Businesses A & W Restaurants (Vernon) Added Touch Photography Adriatic Granite & Marble Works Agar, Schneider & Lett Allan Francis Pringle LLP Allison Rankin MD Inc. Alpine Building Maintenance Inc. B.G. Land Custom Construction Bannister GM Vernon Baron Insurance BDO Dunwoody Bentall Limited Partnership Big ‘D’ Products (1994) Ltd. Black & McDonald Limited AB/BC Region Black Press Group Ltd. BMO Bank of Montreal Boa Thong Thai Food Restaurant Ltd. Brian Rogers Personal Real Estate Corp. Burger King C Olaf Plummer Ltd. Canadian Tire Capri Insurance CIBC-Corporate Communication & Public Affairs Clear Choice Awards Cod Gone Wild D.W.O. Enterprises Ltd. Davidson Lawyers LLP Don Docksteader Motors Ltd. Elephant Storage Centre Eljay Irrigation Ltd. Endless Summer Enterprises Inc. Farrer Enterprises Ltd. Fidelity Investments Canada Limited Fletcher Paine Associates Engineering Funbook Publications Glen Stephanishin Personal Real Estate Corporation Graham Construction Greystokes Millwork Ltd. Grizzly Curb & Concrete Ltd. Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen Hilltop Sales & Services Ltd. Hydrecs Fund Info Tel Directory Infusion Health KVH General Partnership Inner Light Yoga Studio Interior Savings Credit Union Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group K2 Stone (Kelowna) Inc. Kal Tire Kasper Denture Clinic Ltd. Keshiki Gardening & Greenhouse Kid’s Corner Daycare Kiki Gardens Ltd. Kineshanko Logging Ltd. KPMG Lake City Casino Longhorn Pub LSS Ventures M & K Ready Mix Ltd. Manulife Financial Midland Project Management Inc. Mike Rosman Auto & R.V. Sales Mike V’s Automotive Diagnostics and Repair Ltd. Monahan Agency Ltd. National Bank Financial Nature’s Fare Markets Nicholas Rety Medical Office Ltd Nixon Wenger Legal Services Partnership North Okanagan Accounting Services O’Callaghan Bilodeau Okanagan Aggregates Ltd.

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Businesses Okanagan Restoration Services Ltd.-Kelowna Ora Restaurants Vernon Parnell’s T.V. & Appliance Ltd. Predator Ridge Ltd. Prem Holdings Ltd. Prospera Credit Union Pure Granite Rocks! Ltd. R.E. Postill & Sons Ltd. Rapidspan Structures Ltd. RBC Dominion Securities Re/Max Vernon Rock Ridge Realty Roga Contracting Ltd. Rogers Foods Ltd. Royal Bank - Vernon Main Royal LePage Downtown Realty Sanders Medical Inc. Scotiabank See You Later Alligator Kids Care Seismic Anomalies DJ Service Shaw Communications Inc. Shepherd’s Home Hardware & Building Centre Shuswap Okanagan Dance Academy Sicamous Petro Canada Silver Star Mountain Resort Ltd. Sladen Moore Chartered Accounts Sleeman Breweries Ltd. Sprott-Shaw College of Business (Vernon) Stantec Consulting Starbucks-Village Green Mall Subway Restaurants, Vernon & Area SUN FM - Astral Media Radio Group Sun Life Financial Sunset Systems - Sunset West Mechanical Ltd. Sunshine Honda Sunterra Homes Tac Mobility TASK Construction Management Inc. TD Canada Trust Pacific Region Telus - Dollars for Doers Telus Corporation The Rice Box Tim Hortons Restaurants, Vernon Area Tita’s Italian Bistro Tolko Industries Ltd. Triboda Printing Company Ltd. TRICO HOMES - Vernon Twin Anchors Houseboats Valley First Credit Union Vantage One Financial Services Vernon Home Building Centre Vernon Toyota Centre Ltd. Watkin Motors Ltd. Wentworth Music Wesbild Holdings Ltd. West Bay Construction Company Ltd. White House Mortgages White Valley Contracting Community Groups 4-H Swine & Lamb Auction Sale Committee Armstrong Regional Cooperative Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary Army Navy Air Force Vets #5 Ladies Auxiliary Army Navy Airforce Veterans Unit #5 Benevolent Soc-Vrn Profession Firefighters Loc1517 Canadian Snowsports Association Clarence Fulton Secondary School Coldstream Women’s Institute Cops for Kids - Kelowna CUPE Local 5523 CUPE Local 626

Community Groups Davidson Lawyers LLP - Staff Desert Cove Homeowners Association Elks Lodge No. 45 Enderby Senior Citizens Complex Society Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Fraternal Order of Eagles #3557 Ladies Auxiliary Gyro Club of Vernon Hydrecs Fund - Employee’s Community Services Fund Interior Provincial Exhibition Assn. IODE Silver Star Chapter IOOF-Vernon Valley Lodge #18 JCI Vernon Kal Tire Employees - Anderson Way Kalamalka Rebekah Lodge #6 Keystone Of Life Foundation (Royal Arch Masons) Kiwanis Club of Vernon - Four Seasons Lions Club - Armstrong Lions Club - Enderby & District Lions Club - Lake Country Winfield Lions Club - Lumby Lions Club - Revelstoke Lions Club - Sicamous Lions Club - Vernon Mara Musical & Athletic Association McCulloch Court Tenant’s Association MISA Conference North Okanagan Childcare & Montessori Preschool Society Okanagan Chapter #11 Royal Arch Masons Parker Cove Community Crafters Parker Cove Goodtimers Pythian Sisters Vernon Temple #21 RBC Employee Volunteer Grants Program Rotary Club (Armstrong) Rotary Club (Kalamalka) Rotary Club (Silver Star) Rotary Club (Tri-Lakes) Rotary Club (Vernon) Royal Canadian Legion #25 (Vernon) Royal Canadian Legion #35 (Armstrong) Royal Canadian Legion #98 (Enderby) Royal Purple #123 School District #22 Schubert Centre St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Valley First Credit Union Staff Variety the Children’s Charity

Community Groups Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society Vernon Community Singers Vernon Golf & Country Club Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary Vernon Morning Star Employee’s Charity Fund Vernon New Car Dealers Association Vernon Punjabi Heritage Society Vernon Silver Star Quilters Vernon Vipers Hockey Club VJH Medical Staff Foundations Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation BMO Employee Charitable Foundation F.K. Morrow Foundation George Galbraith Family Fund Gloria Di Dio Foundation James B. Wallace Foundation Kingsway Foundation London Drugs Foundation Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation RBC Foundation The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation The Hamber Foundation The Jim & Laverne Popowich Foundation Uhaul Communities of Hope Foundation Vancouver Ski Foundation Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation Bequests Estate of Agnes Noeline McLetchie Estate of Gordon Buchanan Estate of Helge Ejnar Ramsing Estate of Jacqueline Dahm Estate of Leon Richardson Estate of Maria Kobras Estate of Otto Ebeling Estate of Rita Beatrice Cordes Estate of Rose Sykes Estate of Samuel Vasey Morley Estate of Thomas T. Smith

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3 Floor: Surgery

Supported in part by the generosity of the Galbraith Family

The new Surgical Floor in the Polson Tower is not only bigger, it is so much better! “We have close to double the space of the old department and have the added bonus of modern medical technology. When I go back to the old surgical location I realize how lucky we are to be in the new tower. When the sun is out and shining through the large windows; you feel great being here.” said Sherry Keeley, Orthopaedic Resource Nurse for the OR. Eric Marcotte, OR Clinical Nurse Educator, noted “The additional space and Sherry Keeley outside the has provided room for the Eric Marcott, Jeanette Beall Surgical Unit many pieces of equipment purchased by the Foundation that were previously stored in closet like conditions. We no longer have to move two or three things to get at the piece of equipment tucked away in the corner.”

the equipment throughout a procedure” stated Eric. Cameras mounted on the handle of the OR lights and the scopes inserted into the body now broadcast the procedure to any one of the four monitors. These monitors can also be setup to display x-ray images that the surgeon can easily see while performing the procedure. Eric added that “high definition technology is a great teaching tool. Being able to watch exactly what is happening, step by step, and viewing live images from scopes inside the body, helps everyone learn.” Some patients have even opted to watch their own Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries while awake and under Spinal Anesthetic.

The greatest change for OR staff is the introduction of state of the art medical technology purchased by the Foundation. Each operating room suite is equipped with an Integration System which consists of a camera, light source, insufflator (for minimally invasive surgery), in-light camera, voice command software, touch screen controls and 4 HDTV screen like monitors for viewing surgical procedures. Ms Keeley shared “I have never before been able to see so well what the surgeon was actually doing.” “This Integration System allows us to control almost everything from one location, instead of having to risk contaminating the sterile field to control and adjust

Jeannette Beall, Acting Manager, remarked “the attention to detail in the OR Suite has created a wonderful space in which to work. The operating rooms’ proximity to the Medical Device Reprocessing Department where the medical equipment is reprocessed, allows the sterile and used equipment to be transport to and from the ORs by two totally separate and distinct routes ensuring the highest of standards of infection control. “There isn’t just one great Surgical Suite thing that I can say about our new department. We have always strived for optimal care and this new space and equipment allows us to facilitate best surgical practices at Vernon Jubilee” said Eric. Sherry went on to say “The $7 million dollars in donations that came from our community has made our jobs easier and more importantly better for our patients. Thank you!”

4rd Floor: Women’s & Children’s Health Services

Supported in part by the generosity of area Rotary Clubs

The birth of a child is always a small miracle. Noah was born on May 10, 2012 at 5:40 am, in LDRP room #8, named in recognition of Tom & Norah Foord and their family. Patients like Alley and her family, continue to comment on how beautiful the space is and how the care is very family centered. With large windows in every patient room, everyone feels connected to the greater community outside the hospital. “You are constantly aware of the beauty of where we live. Noah, Iver, Alley, Isla and Yolanda Short, Manager Patients love the new LDRP rooms and the word must be getting out because more families want to birth here” said Department Manager, Yolanda Short. Yolanda Short used the word “pride” in describing the new Women’s & Children’s Health Services area. She added that not only is the space beautiful but that there are real clinical efficiencies and increases in safety and infection control. When asked how patient care has changed, she explained that staff operates under a new model of care. Single Room Maternal Care allows a women to labour,

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deliver and remain for her whole stay in the same room. Not only is this a family centered environment for the patient, but it results in improved efficiencies for the Hospital. In describing other changes on the floor, Yolanda pointed out the large and bright inpatient rooms for female surgical patients and children admitted to the unit. A dedicated, spectacular Nursery was generously equipped with the help of Variety the Children’s Charity. Families are now able to stay in comfort and assist with the care of their infants. Great relationships have developed between families and the nursing staff making hospital stays positive ones. When asked what she and her staff might want to say to the community, Yolanda said “We feel gratitude for the ongoing awareness and community support. Look at how improved the care is now and how efficient it all is.” She went on to say “At the grand opening of Polson Tower, I heard someone say that it is a place for joyful beginnings and dignified endings. It truly is, thank you.”

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5 Floor: Intensive and Cardiac Care Supported in part by the generosity of the Physicians of the North Okanagan recognizing the significant contribution made by Dr. Finley Armanious and Dr. Peter Armanious “Fabulous is the word I would choose to describe the new Intensive and Cardiac Care units” said Nurse Manager Michelle Rankin. “Our units are so much more conducive for treating critical care patients. The patient rooms are large with huge windows that let in light and beautiful vistas that can only help in making someone feel a little better.” Admissions to ICU/CCU Manager Michelle Rankin and Patient Care Coordinator Kerry Hoop either Intensive or Cardiac Care are always difficult for families. The old unit left families out but the new facility was designed with family centered care at its heart. A family member can remain connected throughout the hospital stay by sleeping over night in the private Family Room supported by the Desert Cove Community Association. There are ample places that staff can meet with family members to discuss treatment and care plans and to make difficult decisions. A lounge is available as a quiet and welcoming spot where families can withdraw to for a break from the stresses of the situation. “There really has been no change in how we deliver care; we always strive for exceptionally high standards. However, a change has occurred in the environment which we provide that care, the space alone allows us to function more effectively and efficiently as a team. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our patients. They love the view, the space, the natural light and brightness.” Ms Rankin indicated that “Our new space is much more appropriate for patient

care. We no longer are cramped; we have areas for all our team to work including physicians, social workers, infection control practitioners, respiratory therapist and nurses, natural light that provides a calming environment, even in emergence situations. In the old unit, patients really had no sense of night or day due to the artificial lighting and lack of windows, at times resulting in sleep deprivation, this in itself can result in a longer recovery period.” Michelle noted that “Because all patient rooms look directly outside, patients can see what time of day it is. They can differentiate between day and night, so we see normal sleep patterns in our patients that can aid in their recovery process.” When asked what has been the staff’s greatest success Michelle said without doubt the expanding of patient focus to include their families as well. “We can now support our families better, giving them more of what they really need and involving them in the care of their loved one.” On behalf of the staff, Michelle expressed “It Misty Collins, Sam Vienneau, Melanie Fleet and Audrey has been a humbling exIdler, ICU nursing staff show off one of their Inpatient care beds perience moving into this amazing new facility. In my extensive nursing career I have experienced hospital expansions before, but none with the cohesive encouragement that the community of the North Okanagan has shared. I wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the campaign and its goal to equip the Polson Tower with state of the art medical equipment.”

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The goals came fast and often in a Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League thriller between the Vernon Tigers and host Armstrong Shamrocks Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. The lead changed several times, with the Rocks hanging on for a 15-13 win. Armstrong got off to a quick 2-0 lead with singles by former Jr. Tiger Darren Kirby and Braydon Sanders. Vernon got on the board with Rob Short scoring his first of six goals on the night. Sanders got one back before Vernon went on a six-goal run to end the first period 7-3. Tiger scorers were Rob Rintoul, Casey Sherriff, Brennan Plante, Short and Kirk Krause. The second period started off the same way the first one ended, with Vernon carrying the momentum on a man-advantage goal by Short. That spelled the end for Armstrong keeper Owen Siddall. He was relieved by Chad Pieper, who was playing out until that point. The change seemed to spark the Armstrong bench as Clark (2), Kirby

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Ball carrier Jamie Cockerill (right) of the Armstrong Shamrocks is tripped up by Rob Rintoul of the Vernon Tigers in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse play Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. The Shamrocks won 15-13. (2), Sanders, Dan Giger, Brent (Pez) Anderson, Brett Heitman and Jarrett Medhurst all found the net to make it 12-8 for the Shamrocks heading into the second intermission.

The Cats refused to back down, and began attacking again in the third frame. Short supplied two more goals, while Plante and Rintoul each added singles to equalize.

Armstrong pulled away for good on a pair of goals by Heitman and a single by Kirby. Short added a late tally, but it was too late. Meanwhile, in Junior B lacrosse action,

the Vernon Re/Max Tigers are in Kamloops tonight (6 p.m.) to face the Venom, while the Baby Rocks entertain the Kelowna Raiders Wednesday night (7:30) at Nor-Val.

The Tigers are hosting a Junior/Senior doubleheader against the Shamrocks Saturday night at Wesbild Centre. The Juniors start at 6:30, with the Seniors scheduled to begin at 8.

The Vernon DH is back for its eighth year next weekend on Middleton Mountain. Action for the family-friendly downhill skateboarding event goes from 9 a.m.-6 p.m on Saturday. It starts an hour later Sunday. More than 100 racers from all over North America are expected to compete in the event, which represents the first leg of the International Gravity Sport Association’s (IGSA) North American Downhill Series. There will also be a few visitors from Brazil, Sweden and Switzerland. The Vernon DH is responsible for sparking the domination abroad by Vernon-area racers Zen Shikaze, Max Erwin, Quin Finocchio, Brendan Davidson and Mischo Erban, who organizes the event and is the reigning IGSA world champion. Erban is still looking for last-minute sponsors. Anyone interested can e-mail him at info@ vernondh.com. For more information, visit www.vernondh.com.

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These days, Will Harrower competes against his body as much as the guy in the lane next to him. Having just turned 40 in January, he has a physique that wouldn’t look out of place in Men’s Health Magazine, yet in the world of Masters sprinting, he has reached a point where he has to fight to hang onto every hundredth of a second. “At this age, it’s more holding onto the speed that I have,” said Harrower, who has competed in track since age 11. “Now it’s a war against not necessarily the guy you’re lining up against, it’s against yourself now.” Having once attained a personal best 10.80 seconds in high school, Harrower is arguably even stronger in age-group racing. He clocked the fastest time of the season (12.13) in Canada for the men’s 40-44 division at a meet earlier this year

in Kamloops, and recorded the fifth fastest Canadian time ever in the 60m. His relay team set a provincial record in the 4x200m relay. “I’m the baby in the group now,” smiled Harrower, of his jump into the older division. At the 2010 World Masters Indoor Championships in Kamloops, Harrower ranked 11th in the 100m, and helped set a national record as Canada secured bronze in the men’s 4x100 relay. Overall, he owns three world bronze and 10 national titles. An ongoing Achilles injury kept him off the track for most of the 2011 season, but the father of 10-year-old twin sons, Carson and Anson, now has his sights on the national age-group record (12.07). His next big meet is the B.C Masters Championships, June 15-17 in Langley. “We have four of the top six (sprinters) in the country in B.C. I’ve won the last two... but we’re close,” he said. “There’s

probably a metre between us. On any given day anyone can win. It keeps me sharp. “It’s a big adrenaline rush. I love racing when you get to that level.” Harrower, who bombs around town in a Jeep with the licence plate “TRK STR”, began Masters sprinting at age 32. He has gone head-to-head with several former Olympians, and won. “That’s the good thing with Masters – everybody has kids, everybody has a job and a mortgage and everything else... so now everyone’s on the same playing field,” said Harrower, a truck driver for The News Group. “Everybody’s got injuries, and if they don’t, they’re working hard not to get them. “When I was 29 and 30, I’d be racing against kids sleeping in mom and dad’s basement and all they do is workout, eat and sleep.”

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Ed Joyal, Paul Popiel, Mike Corrigan and Bill Flett to their 20-man roster. With the NBA Clippers and Lakers long gone from the playoffs, the Kings are the only pro playoff show in Hollywood these days. “You don’t have to look any further than Twitter to see how fan interest has soared as 124,800 are following the club which includes more than 30,000 who joined since April,” said Heakes. “A potential Stanley Cup win by the Kings would carry a lot more weight than the Ducks’ win in 2007 as the Kings have a bigger following and longer history in the city. The Ducks are a regional team; the Kings are L.A.’s team.” Heakes’ son Sean, 20, received coaching from former NHLer Mel Bridgman (Nanaimo) and Shawn O’Byrne, the screenwriter for the hockey flick, Mystery Alaska. Heakes says new rinks are being built and old ones are being remodelled for both adult and youth leagues. He said Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and family have purchased a couple of rinks in the L.A. area, while the Ducks run a minor hockey program through an arena in Westminster. “They just built a rink in Palm Springs in an old Coca-Cola building,” said Heakes. “They’ve got an adult hockey league you can join on a drop-in basis.” Viper grad Steve Weinstein, a California product now playing NCAA hockey for the Bentley Falcons in Massachussets, comes from a serious Kings’ household.

“My dad’s been a diehard fan ever since he’s been in LA. and hasn’t missed a home playoff game since 1976,” said Weinstein, who fondly remembers cheering for Lubomir Visnovsky, Adam Deadmarsh, Ziggy Palffy and Jason Allison. “I started going (to games) back when they played in the Forum. They had a couple playoff runs in ‘01 and ‘02, and lost to Colorado in seven games, both years.” Weinstein, who led the Falcon d-men with 18 points in 38 games, likes the Kings chances of winning their first Stanley Cup. “I’m not making any predictions; I’m not going to celebrate until they have it in the bag. With all four lines they have real solid production. My two favourite players for them right now are Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. They play a lot better defensively than I could ever play. “Obviously, (Jonathan) Quick has been playing great. There’s all that talk about Dustin Brown being Conn Smythe (contender), but they shouldn’t even have been in the playoffs if it wasn’t for Quick.” Vernon’s Sandy Moger is also backing L.A., where he scored 14 goals in 104 games from 1997-99 with the likes of Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake. “With Boston winning last year, I like to say I set the foundation for both teams to go deep in the playoffs, and win the Cup,” laughed Moger. “In Boston, everybody in town recognized you. In L.A., we were under dog racing (in the media). The fans knew Robitaille, but the rest of us could walk around all day and nobody would recognize us.”

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Keaton Mandryk scattered four hits in going the distance as the Vernon Canadians grounded the Kelowna Reds 4-2 in Pee Wee All-Star baseball action Tuesday night at Creekside Park. Mandryk used a good mix of fastballs and change-ups to keep the Reds off balance and improve Vernon’s record to 6-3-2. The Canadians scored once in the top of the third when Caden Doyle doubled and then swiped third before scoring when Ethan Huizinga was put out at first. Vernon scored again in the fourth when Nathan Nesbitt singled, moved to third on a Kayden Thomas single to right field and scored on a passed ball. The C’s pushed across their final runs when Jarrod Leroux singled, swiped second and scored on Nesbitt’s single. Nesbitt scored on a Jadon Parsons’ double. Leroux and Nesbitt each went 2-for3. Kelowna scored runs in the third and sixth innings. “The boys keep moving up the improvement ladder,” said Vernon coach Rick Leroux. “The key to team success falls first on the players learning how to pitch to where more strikes are thrown so your defence gets the chance to make outs. “Secondly, you have to work hard with your players on set positions so they get comfortable at playing and the final key goes towards creating a hitting club that’s not intimidated by any other team’s pitch-

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Vernon Canadians’ Brayden Damini beats the throw to second base in Bantam AA baseball action against the West Kelowna Diamondbacks last Sunday at Marshall Field. ers, no matter how hard they throw.” The Canadians took two of three weekend games with the Penticton Blue Jays. Vernon bowed 9-5 Sunday at Creekside Park with Penticton exploding with a five-run fifth inning to bust things open. Landon Currie went 3-for-4 with a triple to spark the C’s, while Nesbitt was 2-for-4 with a double. Huizinga, Mandryk and Dawson Chase chipped in with singles. Pitching duties were handled by Leroux, who gave up three runs on four hits in the opening innings, Huizinga, who allowed one run on two hits, and Nick Cherkowski, who was touched for five runs on three hits in the final three innings. The C’s swept the Blue Jays 12-6 and 14-6 in a Saturday doubleheader in Penticton.

Leroux and Currie each supplied three hits, while Huizinga and Mandryk had two apiece in the opener. Thomas smacked his first dinger of the season, to deep right centre, in the fourth. Nesbitt took the win by pitching a twohit shutout over the final three innings. In Game 2, the C’s got four hits from Parsons, three from Huizinga and two each from Cherkowski, Chase and Nesbitt. Currie took the mound in the first inning, giving up one run before Cherkowski allowed on run in pitching the middle innings. Parsons retired the second and third outs in the fourth and gave up three runs in the fifth before Nesbitt closed. The C’s are in the Rutland Tournament this weekend.

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Heavy workload for Harrower standpoint to compete in the 200 as well. He even tried his arm at shot put. “What is it...4,000 kilometres for two races? I figured I’d make the most of it,” he laughed. Self-coached, Harrower has used Facebook to connect with, and get tips from, former Canadian sprinting icons Ben Johnson and Donovan Bailey. He has a theory on what it takes to be fast. “I’ve always found the ones that feel fast are the slowest ones,” he said. “You feel like you’re working harder, you’re tightening up. The ones that feel slow are when everything just flows and it’s natural. You’re fluid, you’re relaxed, you’re working efficiently.”

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Wendy Stevens scored the sweetest goal of the night off a corner from Sue Barss, placing the ball in the right lower webbing off her head. Eddie Ramsey also scored for NOU (3-2-2) Tania Willett of NOU and Courtney Burke of Centreline (1-5-1) received red cards from referee Jasmine Whitling for a verbal exchange in the NOU zone. Dar Wiese recorded the shutout. Whitling kept cool and calm while doing a splendid job with the whistle. Keepers Anna Clarke and Kris Ponto faced a barrage of shots, wearing their new hot pink jerseys from Sun Valley Sports, and, according to Ponto, kept it from being 22-0. “The second half was our half; we did so much work together and moved the ball around,” said Attack coach Michelle Wernicke. “The improvements are really coming along and it’s great to see the team working as a unit.” The Chick Kickers OMG shut down Capri Insurance Brew Crew 3-0 at Marshall #2. The Brew Crew (1-5-1) held its own until late into the first half when the Chicks (5-1-1) clicked. Robin Penner, playing sweeper for the first time, combined with defender Tina Bridal to work well against the strong, pressing front line of the Chicks. Heather Finlay managed the Capri

middle of the field with her excellent ball-handling skills and fed the forward line of Stephanie Bennett and Samantha Greene, who were stymied by a solid Kickers’ back line. The Silver Stars brushed off Kal Tire 2-1 in a testy men’s 50+ league derby match at Marshall Field #3 Thursday night. Uwe Woulters took a cross from Jenne Hubert and beat keeper Geoff Bradbury in tight for 1 -0 Stars’ lead late in the first half. Kal Tire equalized two minutes later when Mark DeVolder nicely completed a nice triangular passing play involving Dave Hobbs and Kevin Mitchell. Phil Fanfani netted the winner midway through the second half when he shook his check, Boris Pasieka, after taking a feed from Hubert. Al Bensmiller, who relieved starting keeper Ray Tims for an emergency bathroom break just minutes into the game, was dynamic anchoring the 3-3-2 Stars’ defence, earning the Sleeman’s Man of the Match. Mike Lloyd, battling the flu, just missed the net on two rocket left-footers, while sailing a penalty shot into the parking lot after a handball foul by Bensmiller. Defender Rob Culos took the Kidston & Co. Man of the Match for the 6-3 tiremen.

Bantam Canadians bow in All-Star action Continued from A24 In Bantam AA All-Star action Wednesday night, the Vernon Canadians fell 10-4 to Kelowna at Marshall Field. The Canadians received strong defence with Jake O’Quinn, Jake Emmons and Kyle Ciurka in the infield. Brayden Damini took to the mound in the early innings striking out three, while Garner Chudyk reached base three times and recorded two steals. Ty Wellman and Kyle Dennis combined for five outs in the outfield tracking down flyballs. Jake Holland was solid behind the plate throwing out two runners at second base.

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Frankie Beg placed a perfect bunt in the fourth to advance the runners, while Kaden Black made an inning-saving catch in left field to shut down the side in the fifth. Jordy Griffiths went 2-for-3 at the plate earning two RBI. Dylan Emmons pitched the last two innings and shut down Kelowna. The Canadians lost 8-5 and 12-7 to West Kelowna in a weekend doubleheader. Ciurka, Dennis and Hayden Chase all reached base in the first game, while Chudyk got on base in the mid innings and swiped two bases. O’Quinn was solid in both games at shortstop.

Holland was stellar behind the plate in the twinbill and added two good innings on the mound. Emmons at first base and Griffiths at second base were great in the infield. Wellman and Beg kept runners from advancing with heads up play in the outfield, while Dylan Emmons pitched three strong innings in the opener and just missing an out of the park home run in Game 2. Damini tossed out three runners at second in the first game. Coaches Don Emmons and Dennis Holland said the club is coming around and have been improving every outing.

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Continued from A23 Harrower’s Achilles still flares up once in a while, so he constantly has to find that balance where he can compete without overdoing it. He usually trains six times a week for maintenance, ramping it up to 10 sessions when he is preparing for a meet. “I’ll go by feel on how much I can run,” he said. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned patience. Sprinters aren’t patient. You want it now.” Originally, Harrower was purely a 100m specialist, only training in the 200m distance to improve his conditioning. Once he started competing at meets in Eastern Canada, it made sense from a practical

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Gabriel Lewis, six, of the Vernon BMX Club competes in B.C. race series action last weekend at Ranger Park.

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Four races in four cities in two days – opening weekend of the B.C. BMX Race series was a busy one for the Vernon BMX Club Starting under sunny skies Saturday morning in Kamloops, the Vernon club laid down first-place finishes by Bergren Vanlent, Noah DeBalinhard, Kieran Watts, Nathan Martin, JJ Milne and Zac Milne. The racers then zipped along Highway 97 back to Vernon for an afternoon session at Ranger Park. A total of 51 local riders competed in a field of 214, featuring a pair of two-year-olds ripping up the track on push bikes. The youngest Vernon racer was three-year old Ashley Hopkins, who claimed first place in the halftracker division.

On Sunday in Penticton, Watts, Shylo Orchard, JJ Milne and Riley Clark took first-place honours. The race weekend finished in Kelowna, where Tye Buziak, Watts, Orchard and Clark all topped the podium. Other racers showing consistent weekend results were: Jeremy Clark, Cole Rusheinsky, Cody and Noah Wessels, Travis Sargent, Evan Hopkins, Xavier and Jennifer Bitz. The Vernon club is hosting a national qualifier, June 8-10 at Ranger Park. The B.C. finals go Aug. 25-26 at Ranger Park. The Vernon club welcomes riders of all ages and abilities. Practice nights are Mondays, with racing on Tuesdays. Anyone interested in learning more can visit www.vernonbmx.com.

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A win an two losses had the Vernon Panthers facing the Alpha Aztecs of Burnaby for 13th place in their final tilt of the B.C. Senior AA Boys Rugby Championships Saturday at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. The Cats, ranked 12th heading into the tourney, rebounded from Wednesday’s 25-7 loss to the No. 13 Ladysmith 49ers by shutting down the No. 16 Caledonia Kermodes of Terrace 15-0 Thursday. “It’s been a great experience here,” said VSS head coach Stu McKnight. “There are 800 rugby players from all over the province and it’s just a huge tournament. “We are very much near the lower learning end of the scale. It’s our first trip here as the VSS Panthers, so it’s been a learning experience. “Some of the AAA teams you watch, half of them don’t look like school boys; they look like men.” VSS graduation was Friday, and with several players involved with the organizing committee, and others understandably wanting to attend it, the Cats were a little shortstaffed this week. “It’s just a shocker for timing for us,” said McKnight. “It just compli-

cated our whole week, with parents driving back and forth.” The No. 1 Collingwood Cavaliers of West Vancouver and No. 2. Brentwood College Blackhawks of Mill Bay tangled in the gold-medal game Saturday, with the No. 3 Rockridge Ravens of West Vancouver and No. 4 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons of Victoria playing for bronze. Collingwood upended the Gryphons 23-8 in semifinal play Thursday, and Brentwood crumbled Rockridge 37-3. In quarterfinal action Wednesday, the Cavaliers grounded No. 8 Mulgrave Titans of West Vancouver 29-15; Brentwood hammered No. 10. Southridge Storm of Surrey 49-5; Rockridge downed the No. 6. Okanagan Mission Huskies of Kelowna 36-22; and No. 4 GlenlyonNorfolk bounced the Hugh McRoberts Strikers of Richmond 31-29. In the AAA division, three-time defending Shawnigan Lake School advanced to a fourth straight championship game after stopping the No. 4 St. George’s Saints of Vancouver 33-13. No. 3 Carson Graham Eagles earned the other finals berth after they stuffed St. Michael’s University Blue Devils 44-13.


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A regal kudu — a type of antelope — poses in the bush. 50 feet away. We turn another corner and nearly run into giraffe and zebra. After that, the game appears thick, fast, and close until the sun sets. But the best comes after dark, when we disturb a lion lying in the middle of the trail. Over the next two days, Hluhluwe never stops thrilling – at dawn, seven white rhino on a hilltop and two cuddling in a wallow, an elegant male impala with his harem in a sun-dappled glade, owls and vultures peering from trees, a

crocodile half-submerged in a stream, huge herds of jet-black cape buffalo, and one spotted hyena scavenging a lion kill. We quickly learn where to spot game, and use our rental car to do a final drive through the reserve’s southern section. After a 75-minute flight south to Port Elizabeth, we drive 60 kilometres to Addo, a small African village. Although Addo Elephant National Park offers a variety of good accommodation, we choose a bed and breakfast for about $50

each a night. The next morning dawns hot and humid at Addo where grey-green scrub covers dry hills. Instead of a guided drive, we opt for our air-conditioned car and drive a dirt road to a ridge overlooking the park. There we spy an enormous herd of elephant below us. Kicking up a plume of dust, we hurtle down into the valley. Two hundred strong, the wild herd surrounds us, rumbling and grunting. Babies slide into a big mud hole and disappear underwater; up come their trunks like periscopes. They emerge glistening in the noonday sun. This muddy waterhole is their swimming pool and each family group takes a half an hour turn cooling down in it. It’s steamy in the car with windows open and after two hours we head for lunch. Afterwards we seek different game at Addo’s other waterholes. We find red hartebeest, Egyptian geese, ibis, and warthogs by the pools and several regal kudu in the bush. We are drawn back to the elephant at day’s end. Juvenile males spar and mothers hum to their babies. Dung beetles scurry across the road, maneuvering their balls between grey feet that are constantly moving. At sundown we drag ourselves away, marveling at an experience of a lifetime that only cost $20 each. The memories of Hluhluwe and Addo still fill my dreams – Africa captured my heart. Julie Ferguson is with Travel Writers’ Tales, a travel article syndicate


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North Okanagan youth with a Ukrainian background, or simply an interest in the language and heritage, can immerse themselves in a unique cultural experience this summer. The Ukrainian language summer immersion program, called Osvita (meaning education), is inviting students from B.C. to join the Alberta experience. “British Columbians are special to us because they’re our nearest neighbouring province that doesn’t have a place to go,” said Susanna Lynn, Osvita director, of the fact that there are very few Ukrainian schools. Students aged 14 to 17 are eligible for the

July 2 to 21 program (registration ends June 15) and no Ukrainian language is necessary. “They can take the Ukrainian 10 course even if they don’t know absolutely any Ukrainian,” said Lynn. Students reside at the newly-renovated St. John’s Institute in Edmonton (a nonprofit group) for three weeks while engaging in daily classes and enjoying cultural programming in the evening. On weekends, students go on educational and exciting excursions such as the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Banff, and the Vegreville Pysanka Festival. Students are taught by AB Certified teachers during the day, and

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Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT is excited to announce that local auditions will be held in June for Senior Star, Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. Now in its sixth year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone who is 65 years and older and a Canadian resident. Carrington Place Retirement Residence is proud to be hosting a regional audition on June 20. Registration forms are available at Carrington Place, 4651-23rd St., Vernon. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence. “Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to become the largest celebration of senior talent in Canada,” said Brent Binions, president and CEO of Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT. “We are proud to support the incredible talent of today’s seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the caliber of performers who participate.” During the regional competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is videotaped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy. Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who will narrow the list to nine competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final, to be held in November 2012 in Niagara Falls, Ont. Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities from independent supportive living through assisted living to long-term care.

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HandyDART, our special needs transportation system, available to people with disabilities and used by many seniors who have mobility issues. This system has multiple problems including a delayed provincial policy revue promised by BC Transit more than three years ago with no sign yet of any progress or conclusion. And when a problem needs to be addressed the same old excuse is trotted out again and again – they are awaiting the policy revue and nothing gets done. Recently there was a problem of a HandyDART user who was refused transportation services to her weekly volunteer position on a Thursday because they said HandyDART has only two buses operating that day and they could not accommodate her. This may seem to be a trivial problem but for this particular person who gets great satisfaction and self esteem by volunteering it was devastating and removed her opportunities to participate in her community. It is but one example of the ongoing situation here including many seniors that have to cancel medical appointments because HandyDART is not available no matter how far ahead they ask for this service. These problems need to be addressed and I hope will be a prime concern of our new Vernon Accessibility Advisory Committee to Council. Or maybe our politicians will realize that seniors have the voting power to make changes,

including changes in government. I was appalled last week to read about the proposed legislation that bans information on farm outbreaks and overrides the Freedom of Information Act. What can the B.C. Liberal government be thinking? Looking at the May 22 issue of The Province newspaper’s comments explaining the proposed legislation raises all sorts of alarm bells as the government seems to be choking off access to information that could be vital to our health and welfare. Apparently the Animal Health Act expressly over-rides B.C.’s Freedom of Information Act, effectively preventing any citizen or journalists from publicly identifying the location of an outbreak of agriculture-related disease such as the deadly bird flu and other disasters. For instance, if you should hear about an outbreak, or if you were employed at an affected farm, you would be breaking the law by speaking publicly about it or bringing concerns to the media. While this act may contribute to the financial success of individual farms and industry, how can this legislation be in the best interest to the health and welfare of most of the citizens of B.C.? If you have questions about this you can e-mail Premier Kristy Clark, just as I will be doing, at premier@gov.bc.ca. You can contact me at blackmail1@ telus.net if you have questions or comments.


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Increasing growth through development has become a priority in Lake Country. The district is currently trying to improve the development approvals process. “While no one wants to be over regulated, our goal is to create a development process that effectively balances community safety, environmental protection and community building, with an efficient and fair approvals process that promotes investment in our community,” said Mayor James Baker. He added that among the James Baker concerns that will be addressed are approval timelines and process efficiency. A new liaison group has been created for direct communication between developers and the municipality. “We’re excited to be working with council on improving the development permit process, allowing for some fast tracking and greater permit exemptions,” said Mark Koch, director of planning and development. “The improvement strategy has interestingly highlighted that most of the building and planning applications are processed within target timelines, but we need to now focus on the files that drag out, thereby frustrating applicants.” While Baker acknowledges that such improvement is an ongoing objective and it may not be possible to please all groups, Lake Country is proud to be taking steps to welcome new investment and improve services. “Beyond that, we are also working hard to ensure that new development helps the community keep up with our pressing infrastructure needs,” he said.

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B.C. Hydro will conduct a planned power outage in the north BX area Wednesday so the Regional District of North Okanagan can perform system maintenance. “This power outage will impact one of Greater Vernon water utility’s pump stations in the affected area,” said Al Cotsworth, with RDNO. “We request that residents in the affected areas not use water during this period, as it will aid the utility in bringing the water system back on-line more efficiently after the electrical works are finished.” The power outage will start at 9 a.m. and it is expected to end by 3 p.m. Wednesday. The following areas will be affected: Apple Lane Baker Hogg Road - Just South of L&A Road to just north of Glenhayes Road Brentwood Road West side of road Bryden Road Clover Road Cools Road - Herry Road to L&A Road Dedecker Road L&A Road to Silver Star Road Duncan Rd East Vernon Road Silver Star Road to south of Brentwood Road Gibbs Road Glenhayes Road Grey Canal Road Herry Road - East side of road from Apple Lane to north of Mulberry Road Kruger Road L&A Road - Dedecker Road to just south of Baker Hogg Road Mckoryk Road McLennan Road L&A Road to just north of Grey Canal Road Mulberry Road Rimer Rd - Apple Lane to L&A Road Rugg Road Silver Star Road – Barker Road to Blackcomb Way Star Road - South of Marmot Court “We realize that this temporary service interruption may cause some inconvenience and we thank you in advance for your co-operation,”

“We request that residents in the affected areas not use water...” — Al Cotsworth said Cotsworth. For more information, call 250-550-3700 or visit www.rdno.ca.

City of Vernon DISCRETIONARY GRANT APPLICATIONS Discretionary grant applications are now available online at www.Vernon.ca or for pick up at City Hall. Applications are due June 15th before 4:30 pm.

VERNON WATER RECLAMATION CENTRE MAINTENANCE NOTICE The Vernon Water Reclamation Centre will be conducting spring maintenance work, commencing the week of June 4th. All efforts will be made to minimize any odors leaving the facility, however some odors may be unavoidable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Gardens in bloom for tour CARA BRADY Morning Star Staff

When Cor and Cecile Zandbergen were looking for a new home 17 years ago, the garden came first. “When I saw this house, I could see my dreams coming here in this yard,� said Cor. He kept a few of the fruit trees that were on the one-third acre, sloping lot and got to work. “I started at the top when I redeveloped. I like the idea of the three different levels and I love an oriental theme, with some flowers,� said Cor, a retired paramedic, who does most of the gardening. “My dad was a horticulturalist and I’ve always had a garden. I like colour in the garden and I love water features. I had a vision of staying with all plants that originated in Asia but I’ve kind of strayed from that.� The top level of the garden features trees and plants laid out in a pattern with a dragon peeking through the leaves. He is always coming up with new ideas and things to try. “I spend the winter reading gardening magazines and I have spent lots of time and effort collecting rocks. I like the eroded rocks. If we see garden statuary we like anywhere we travel, we get it and find a place for it when we get it home,� he said. One of those finds is the bridge over the pond that came from a trip to California. There are other Asian-inspired statues and the Oyama magnolia is the same as grows in a temple in Japan. His tree peonies must be the envy of any gardener. The garden also has an oak planted in memory of his father and a number of rescue plants that friends give the couple. “I’m doing a little experiment with rehabilitating the rhododendron here,� said Cor, on a walk around the garden. “This Japanese bell came back, I thought I’d lost it. I left one old tree for the birds. We get finches, nuthatches, flickers, chickadees and woodpeckers here. We love the birds and the frogs at night and the tadpoles in the pond. The neighbourhood children come to watch them.� The couple enjoys the view of the garden from the house and the secluded area where they put tropicals outside in the summer, and a lot of their pleasure in the garden comes from sharing it. “I think the main thing about my garden is that I view it as a neighbourhood garden. People look at it when they

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Cor and Cecile Zandbergen’s garden is on the People Place Garden Tour June 9. The tour is back with the self-guided visits to nine local gardens of all sizes after taking last year off. walk past and from their houses and I don’t mind if children come in as long as they ask first. To me, a garden is to be shared.� Cecile’s favourite section of the garden is the lower level: “I love to be out early in the morning to look at the garden.� Cor said he doesn’t have any special gardening tips except for his hope that people will enjoy whatever kind of garden they have. “It’s your garden and you can do it the way you like it. The

garden is a great place to relax and forget about the world for awhile,� he said. “We’re happy to share our garden on the People Place Garden Tour because it helps them provide a place for a lot of great services in the community.� The People Place Garden Tour takes place June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with nine beautiful gardens of all sizes and styles in the Vernon area. The tour is self-guided. Tickets are $15 each, available at Art Knapp Plantland, Briteland, Rafters in the Village Green Centre, Swan Lake Nursery and the People Place. For more information call 250-558-6585.

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free of daily concerns. Women ride for a whole lot of reasons. Some of us commute to work. Some of us ride socially, and share a coffee and a laugh afterward. Some of us tow the kids to the park, and some of us race bikes with passion. Women cyclists in Vernon converged on Olympia Cycle and Ski for a road cycling clinic on Thursday evenings in May. Some of the women arrived on the latest carbon-framed race bikes, and others on steel touring bikes or mountain bike frames. We shared ideas on the safest way to ride the Vernon streets with confident signalling to traffic. Then we got on to the fun part and practised pushing the pace, each taking a turn into

the wind, letting the others draft. We learned to get our weight back on the steep descents, to power around the corners, and to read different road conditions. It’s a pleasure riding with strong and confident women. Once we picked up our riding skills, we focused on bike mechanics. It was time to turn our vocabulary from “thingy� and “doohah� to “barrel adjuster� and “rear derailleur.� Olympia Cycle and Ski has a super mechanic, Frank Astafooroff, who shared the secrets of tweaking the bike on the go. As we move into summer, we are ready to take on the challenges of riding in the city, and out on the open roads. Watch for us, or even better — join us!

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he wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round. There is something so joyful about watching a child ride their bike independently, such a sense of freedom and power. On a recent trip to Toronto I was amazed at the increase in the number of cyclists from the year before. I was also surprised at the number of bikers not wearing helmets. My brother Paul has never bothered to get a driver’s licence. He has always lived in cities and been a consumer of public transportation services. For the past three years he has taken up riding a bike and loves it. He rides part way to work and then locks it up and takes the train the rest of the way. On the weekends he rides all over the city, going to yard sales looking for books and albums for his collection.

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He has an illness that is opening their door. I in remission and at his suggested the Park put last visit to his doctor up a big sign at each was told, what ever you of the roads into town are doing, keep doing it saying this was a bikebecause you are in the friendly town, so please best health you have check your mirrors been in years. before openPaul attributes ing doors or it to riding at parking — least 10 km a perhaps we day, wearing a could do this. helmet. Riding He has bikes in citbeen hit a ies on busy couple of roads requires times, his cyclists and Michele Blais motorists to friend injured more so by a confused be alert to each other. motorist driving on to There have been a bike path. Some of many sad stories of head his work mates have injuries from biking had broken wrists accidents, and helmets from bad tumbles, will protect and may usually over car doors prevent serous injuries. quickly opened without It is always surprising checking for a cyclist. to see parents insisting We used to see this their children wear a in Banff when I lived helmet and then they there more than 20 don’t. Surely they must years ago. There were feel their head is as valualways lots of bikers on able as their kids’. those roads, and tourLike the ski helists weren’t prepared to met solving the hat see somebody zoomproblem, the bike or ing up as they were skateboarding helmet

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is very important. Years ago when I went to buy the lads their first helmets for skiing I was quite surprised they were about $100 each. I balked and then this image came into my mind of being in a hospital room, holding the young one’s hand, his tiny head wrapped in bandages, tubes coming out of his body, tears rolling down my cheek thinking I should have bought the good helmet. I purchased it. Kids will wear helmets when they are young, and some will stop as teens, as they seem “un-cool” and then start up again when their life experience shows them helmets are important and save heads. We don’t want it to take a friend being injured or worst, killed. Somehow we need to keep their cool heads protected. I rent bikes on holidays and so love the opportunity this

experience provides to get a good look at the community I am visiting. When in Toronto we went over to Toronto Island — I would highly recommend this — costs $7 for return ferry and is a wonderful island sanctuary of walkways, parks, beaches, quaint neighbourhoods and no cars. We rented bikes and for three hours cycled around enjoying the warm sunshine, getting some exercise and being able to see all the features of the island. We’ve done this in Panama, Cuba, Hawaii and Mexico. A recent interview I heard with a “bike expert” said it isn’t about bikes and cars being at war in cities, we need both. Riding a bike one hour a day will provide transportation and health benefits and if you can make it work great. But we need our automobiles as well. Like the old cam-

Your new best friend awaits at the SPCA Morning Star Staff

Who couldn’t use a little more unconditional love in their lives? There are thousands of wonderful animals in SPCA branches across the province who can’t wait to meet their new family. “The animals we receive are beautiful, loving creatures who are in our care through no fault of their own – they are with us because their guardians couldn’t,

or wouldn’t, provide for their needs,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Unfortunately research shows that a very small percentage of pets acquired in B.C. come from shelters or rescue organizations and we’d really like to challenge people to think of the BC SPCA as their ‘first adoption option’ when thinking about bringing a new pet into their family.”

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The BC SPCA rescues more than 32,000 animals each year and operates adoption centres in 35 communities across the province. “We have animals of every size and description — dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, rabbits, horses, and every kind of small animal,” says Chortyk. “The one thing they have in common is that they desperately want a family to call their own.”

The SPCA’s adoption campaign focuses on the bond that humans share with their pets. The campaign features the slogan “Beautiful relationships start with adoption… Bring Love Home” in honour of the irreplaceable gifts animals bring into our lives. All animals adopted from the BC SPCA have health checks, vaccinations, temperament testing and are spayed or neutered prior to adop-

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Feature Event: Sustainability and Environmental Leadership Awards Night

37TH ANNUAL CREATIVE CHAOS June 3, Vernon Rec. Complex, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three buildings of crafts, more than 200 crafters, creative activities, performing arts, food fair. No admission charge, but non-perishable items collected for food bank. COMMUNITY-WIDE SING-ALONG Last for this season June 3, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church (3908 27 St, Vernon). Come and join us for this hour of singing your favourite hymns and gospel songs as Karl leads and the Sing-Along Band plays. SING FOR JOY AT ALL SAINTS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH Sing For Joy is a collection of the choir’s favourite anthems of the year. Audience hymn singing, soprano solo and organ performance combine for a most enjoyable evening June 3 at 7 p.m. at All Saints, 3205 - 27 St. Vernon. Admission by donation. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Sunday Night NA meeting at 7 p.m., 2800-33rd St. (basement of Gateway Shelter). Open to the public, this is a Traditions meeting. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-5033260 or 1-866-918-3574. AA MEETS SUNDAYS (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no access. VERNON PACERS RUNNERS CLUB Meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:45 a.m., Raina’s Bistro (formerly Bagel Lane); Thursdays at 5:45 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028. BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET Indoors/outdoors, every Sunday from 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall, 5101-25th Ave. Such a deal for $6. Tables for rent for $10 per spot outside. Mega Meat Draw the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m., also 50/50 draws. Call 542-3003 for more information. ELKS CRIB TOURNAMENT first and second Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. (across from Greyhound). Cost is $10, plus lunch of soup, sandwich and coffee for $4. Registration at 9 a.m., crib starts 10 a.m. Everyone welcome, both members and non-members. 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 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 THE SCHUBERT CENTRE Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. 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.Pool room and coffee shop open daily; Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.

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JUNE 4 IODE LAMBLY’S LANDING MONTHLY MEETING June 4 is our summer wind-up at 11:30 a.m. at 848 Mabel Lake Rd. Visitors welcome. Call 250-0838-6976 for more information. VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY will be attending the Vernon Farmers’ Market June 4. They will have a selection of hand-crafted household, baby, decorative and clothing items. All proceeds will go directly into patient care and comfort. Look for our banner, we look forward to seeing you there. THE ENDERBY QUILTERS MEET The first, third, and fifth Monday of each month at the Enderby Evangelical Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and work on your quilt or other craft project. For more infor-

wards night is coming up on Monday, June 4! The City of Vernon’s Sustainability Awards and the Regional District’s Environmental Leadership Awards recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that have contributed to community sustainability. See what is happening in our area and come out and meet local community leaders in sustainability who are helping to make the North Okanagan a better place to live. It’s also the second annual Inquisitive Clips Film Competition! Enjoy screening these creative short films about sustainability and this year’s theme of “Water in your Backyard.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! For more information, visit www.vernon.ca/sustainability and www.rdno.ca

mation contact June at 838-5655 or Bonnie at 838-7024. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Support group meets every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. Call 250-549-3328. YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED (YOU) Peer support group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with disabilities who have similar interests and want to share or build your skills about community networking, independent choices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable environment. For further information contact Crystal Compton at 250-545-9292 or e-mail to crystal@ilvernon.ca AA MEETINGS Monday to Saturday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; open meeting and handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 8 p.m., Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church, 1204-30 Ave. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. access (X) No access. BINGO IN ENDERBY Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. CODA MEETS Mondays at noon at The Arbour, Vernon Alliance Church. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES The Vernon Aerie meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-3003. VERNON ACCORDION CLUB MEETS Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the Halina Centre. Accordion players welcome, listeners and dancers also. Call Nyla at 250-546-3192 for more information. May 21 cancelled due to long weekend. Next meeting is May 28, and then June 4 is last one before our summer break until September.

JUNE 5 STAR COUNTRY SQUARES will be dancing at bandstand in Polson Park every Tuesday June 5 to July 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring yourselves, chair and water and come and enjoy a friendly evening of dancing or watching square dancers do their thing. Lots of fun for everyone. Maybe next season you will want to learn a new hobby? Info., e-mail Starcountrysquares@hotmail.ca or call 250-558-3480.

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TRANSIT OF VENUS ACROSS THE SUN June 5, this event happens in pairs every 105 years, and will not happen again until 2117! Join the Royal Astronomical Society, Allan Brooks Nature Centre, and the Okanagan Science Centre for a public astronomy afternoon from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Telescopes will have solar filters, and solar glasses will be provided for people of all ages to watch Venus make its way across the face of the sun! Admission free! For more info., contact Raffaele at 250-307-6196. VERNON OUTDOORS CLUB SPRING RAMBLE June 5, Sunset Properties hike. Meet at the Curling Club and depart at 10 a.m. Call Brian at 549-2496 for details. Above-ankle hiking boots, lunch and water required. THE BOSOM BUDDIES MEET FOR LUNCH June 5 at Boston Pizza, noon. I will see you all there. ARMSTRONG DISTRICT FISH & GAME ASSOC. We hold the following events weekly: archery shooting Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.; trap shooting Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; pistol shooting Thursdays 6:30 p.m. COME SING WITH PAUL MOORE A fun choir where you can learn vocal technique as well as music reading and language skills. We plan public performances of classical, Broadway and opera chorus music. We are accepting new singers of all ages and voice types. We meet Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Vernon at the Essentialist Church, 2001 – 45th Ave. E-mail pstudiom@telus.net or phone 250-549-0780. 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. 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. For more information, call 250-547-9690 or 250-549-4395. SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIOR PARENTS For seniors parents of children with developmental disabilities, meets first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Schubert Centre meeting room, 3505-30th Ave. Join us for coffee and opportunity to connect with other senior parents facing similar joys and challenges. 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. Meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail james@gojoli.com

Your rural capital project may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000. Find examples of past projects on our website. Apply online between May 7 and June 18. www.agrispirit.ca

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School developing instrument library Morning Star Staff

They will also be loaned to students curiMusic education is being expanded in the ous to experiment with a new or alternative instrument. North Okanagan. Finally, they will be used in The Vernon Community the annual Campo Cello sumMusic School is establishing a mer program offered at the string instrument library promusic school. gram after a $10,500 donation There are six faculty memfrom the Telus-Thompson bers teaching more than 100 Okanagan Community Board. string students at VCMS. The money will be used to Students cam branch into — Martens purchase quality violins, violas other genres of music, from jazz and cellos. to blue grass to ethnic, as well as “We are thrilled to be able playing classical pieces. to purchase these instruments String students also particiand make them available to our students,” pate in the VCMS Carriage House Orchestra, said Bev Martens, a VCMS faculty member. a 25-member youth string ensemble that “Telus is creating a lasting legacy as these plays at many local festivals and recently instruments will be used by many students performed with the Okanagan Symphony for many years to come.” Orchestra. The instrument library program will fill “A good quality instrument and a helpmultiple needs in the musical community. ing hand make all the difference in a young Instruments will be loaned to students of student’s musical experience, development, families in financial need. and commitment,” said Morna Howie, a They will be offered to experienced stu- faculty member. dents whose musical development will prog“The instrument library program will ress further with a higher quality instru- make it possible for many more young ment. people to have this experience.”

“We are thrilled.”

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Colleen Luttman (centre) and Terence Houston (right), of Telus, present a $10,500 grant to Vernon Community Music School teachers Morna Howie and Bev Martens, board president Gerry Martselos, and music school students Owen Sunderland, Anna Konrad, Simone Konrad and Olivia Sunderland.

Peony party blossoms for Runaway Moon Theatre Morning Star Staff

Spring is here and the landscape is being transformed by Mother Nature. What a great time to celebrate. The Runaway Moon Theatre in Grindrod hosts its 11th annual Peony Tea Party June 10. “There are hundreds of peony buds, and the ants are crawling on them, a sign they will soon open,” said Cathy Stubington, with the theatre. The tea party is Runaway Moon’s annual fundraiser and celebration. Come and listen to live music: Hana playing Bach, Medderick, Megan and Rosa, Murray and friends, and the Popoleko Balkan Chorus. “See Emily perform her jingle dance and watch Kristi and the Twilight Gypsies,” said Stubington. “Join in and dance around the Junepole.” Try your luck in a spring scavenger hunt and in the silent auction. Make an artist trading card, print yourself

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in Peru working with communities on agricultural and cultural regeneration, Runaway Moon is going to create a large-scale calendar marking the activities and timing of the local farming year. And what would be a tea party, without refreshments? “Drink tea, eat delicious desserts, and, of course, pick an armload of peonies to take home,” said Stubington. “The Peony Tea Party is a wonderful family event.” It takes place at Runaway Moon Theatre’s puppet museum on Curly Willow Farm in Grindrod. Take Highway 97A and then turn right on to Tomkinson Road at Surecrop Feeds. The Peony Tea Party runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 10. Admission is $8 per person ($3 for children) or $15 for a family. Membership in Runaway Moon Theatre is $2 for an individual or a family. For more information, go to www.runawaymoon.org.


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Comedian brings faith to Vernon stage Morning Star Staff

nated for instrumental album of the Phil Callaway and award-winning year at the Canadian Vibe Awards, and guitarist Jay Calder performs with received the best acoustic artist award at the Toronto Independent Couples Night Out, an Music Awards. evening of fun and faith “Couples Night Out is for couples, in Vernon an evening of quality perWednesay. formances, and will inspire Callaway is an awardcouples with a relevant winning Canadian funnymessage they can take home man and best-selling author and apply to their lives and of 24 books. marriages,” said Callaway. Callaway’s greatest pasPhil Callaway Couples Night Out will be sion is telling stories that in Vernon Wednesday at 7:30 help people laugh and learn p.m. at Alexis Park Church. about the things that matter Tickets are $5 per couple and they most. Calder’s first solo guitar CD, are available at the door, and online Breakfast With Barnabas, was nomi- through ticketwindow.ca.

Photo camp set for Lake Country BOBBI-SUE MENARD Black Press

The Lake Country Art Gallery has a brand new summer camp for tweens and teens this summer. The full day, week-long camp, will focus on the basics of photography and associated mediums with field trips to test out and learn new skills. Zev Tiefenbach, camp co-ordinator, will bring his experience as a photographer and teacher. “I’ve found that facilitating processes that allows the local kids to photograph their own places brings me a lot closer to the images that I’m most passionate about.”

Topics at the camp will introduce participants to Photoshop, digital manipulation, printmaking and creative writing. Local artists will be a part of the program and work with participants to help them find their creative voice. The camp will culminate in a showing, with the collected works put on display at the University of B.C. campus. The week-long camp is open for youth between the ages of 8 and 14 and starts July 9. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 778883-2000.

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n 1986, the number four reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine, had a catastrophic meltdown that killed or injured many and rendered the entire region uninhabitable to this day. Chernobyl Diaries attempts to answer the age-old question: “How long must one wait to make a cheap horror flick out of a national tragedy?” We say, “It’s a flaccid introduction to the genre, appropriate for children or the uninitiated.” TAYLOR: As readers may know, I’m a horror fan. I’ve seen more horror films than any other genre, so going in, I think it’s only fair that we keep our expectations low. After all, horror films are the fast food of the movie industry. The thing that makes them cool, and the reason many beginning filmmakers choose to make a horror, is that they are so atmospheric. Weird cinematograTaylor & Howe phy, extreme lighting, shadow and silence are the calling cards of any decent scary movie. HOWE: I thought they had achieved that. The eerie-ness and mist/fog covered town of Pripyat was filmed well. Some of the shots they took felt like you where right there in the town, then other times when Chris (Jesse McCartney) started whining, you knew you where watching a movie. McCartney was the weak link in this film. TAYLOR: I disagree. I think it’s possible that you are unable to tell the differ-

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Chernobyl Diaries follows a group at the Ukrainian city impacted by a nuclear meltdown. ence between a character you don’t like and bad acting. McCartney did fine. You would whine too if you could see your bones sticking out of your leg. Then I would have to say, “You are the weakest link, goodbye.” HOWE: OK, I wont go on about McCartney’s acting ability anymore. The rest of the cast was very good. I do like that they use unknown actors in movies like these. They give a bit more realism to the plot. I just can’t imagine someone like Pitt or Cruise pulling it off. No, I can’t resist, McCartney’s acting was terrible. TAYLOR: Whatever... The thing that bothered me a bit about the film is the same thing that bothers me about most modern horror films: people walking around in dark spaces where they, or the audience, can’t see anything, repeatedly calling out someone’s name. Everyone is waiting for something to

jump out and say “Boo!” I would much rather you trap someone in such a way where they can’t move, and the monster slowly creeps toward them and we can see the monster in all its gory glory. That would be scary. The Ring, for instance, was scary for this reason. HOWE: Not once did Chernobyl Diaries make me jump. With this being in a horror category, it falls way short. TAYLOR: For me, the film isn’t bad, yet it failed to scare me. I did enjoy the overall uneasiness of the rundown locations. Plus, it was short, so not exactly wasted time, but close to it. Considering that the movie is only rated 14A, I’m gonna give it a passing grade, barely. Howe gives Chernobyl Diaries 2 whining actors out of 5 Taylor gives it 2.5 fish teeth out of 5. This feature is currently showing at Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

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A Coldstream artist and musician is getting ready to welcome summer in style. Holly Smith has set June 22 as the day for her Summer Solstice Art Show. “On display in my studio and garden

“On display will be original watercolours, acrylics, ceramics and cards.” — Holly Smith will be original watercolours, acrylics, ceramics and greeting cards,”

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France following the Second World War, with a lightly fictionalized cast of characters, including Sartre, Camus, and the author herself. A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel. Probably the best novel about the French Revolution – yes, for my money even better than Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik. This is a lovely non-fiction account of the Gopnik family’s sojourn in France in the 1990s. Le Road Trip: A Traveler’s Journal of Love and France by Vivian Swift. A great book you’ll want to savor over many cups of tea. Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington. One of the funniest books I’ve ever read (and don’t miss the sequel, Narrow Dog to Indian River). The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. It’s McCullough – ‘nuf said. Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era by Caroline Moorehead. Lucie is probably the most interesting person you’ve never heard of. Paris Out of Hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. A truly delightful novel by the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire. Adele & Simon by Barbara McClintock. One of my favourite children’s books, about a young brother and sister living in Paris in the 1880s.

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2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES 2012 Property Tax Notices have been mailed to all registered property owners in the following municipalities: City of ARMSTRONG, District of COLDSTREAM, Village of LUMBY, Township of SPALLUMCHEEN and City of VERNON. If you are the registered owner of property in any of the municipalities listed and have not received your Property Tax Notice for 2012, please contact your local Tax Department. Deadline for payment of all current taxes and rates is Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. A 10% penalty shall be charged on all unpaid 2012 property taxes, including unclaimed Home Owner Grants, at close of business on the due date. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OR DATE OF PAYMENT AT ANY OF THE MUNICIPALITIES LISTED. METHODS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED AT ALL MUNICIPALITIES: IN PERSON: cash, cheque, bank draft, money order and Interac/Debit card. BY MAIL: cash, cheque, bank draft, money order. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. ONLINE or TELEPHONE BANKING, over-the-counter or by ATM machines is dependent on individual financial institutions. Check with your financial institution. Refer to chart below for exceptions. Payments should be made prior to June 20th, 2012, to allow your financial institution sufficient processing time. POST-DATED CHEQUES made payable for July 3rd 2012, are accepted at all municipalities. This practice is encouraged to avoid lineups and delays. HOME OWNER GRANT INFORMATION: If you are eligible to claim the Home Owner Grant, it must be applied for EACH year. Complete the H.O.G. application form on your property tax notice: all questions must be answered, and the form must be signed and dated. Return it to your local Tax Department before closing time on July 3rd 2012 to avoid the penalty. Home Owner Grants must be applied for each year, even if your mortgage company or bank pays your taxes. It is not necessary to make a tax payment in order for eligible owners to claim the Home Owner Grant. If the registered owner of the property is recently deceased, a relative may claim the grant, but only if they were living with the deceased at time of death, and are living in the home when they claim the grant. New owners, whose names are not yet on the property tax notice, must produce a copy of their Certificate of Title when claiming the Home Owner Grant. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through their municipality’s website. City of Armstrong: City Hall: 3570 Bridge Street, Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0 Mailing Address: City of Armstrong, P.O. Box 40, Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0 Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Holidays. Mail slot available. Phone: (250) 546-3023 Prepayment Plan - contact the City of Armstrong for details Other Payment Information: Online payments can be made at all BC Credit Unions, CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, and Bank of Montreal. In-person payments can be made at the Armstrong branches of CIBC, Valley First Credit Union, and Vantage One Credit Union. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through the City’s website: www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca District of Coldstream: Municipal Hall: 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, B.C. V1B 1L6 Mailing Address: District of Coldstream, 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, B.C. V1B 1L6 Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Holidays. Mail slot available. Phone: (250) 545-5304. Prepayment Plan – contact the District for details. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through the District’s website: www.districtofcoldstream.ca Village of Lumby: Village Office: 1775 Glencaird Street, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0 Mailing Address: Village of Lumby, P.O. Box 430, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0 Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Holidays. Phone: (250) 547-2171 Prepayment Plan – contact the Village for details. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through the Village’s website: www.lumby.ca Township of Spallumcheen: Municipal Hall: 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, B.C. V0E 1B6 Mailing Address: Township of Spallumcheen, 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, B.C. V0E 1B6 Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Holidays. Mail slot available. Phone: (250) 546-3013; Toll Free: (866) 546-3013 Additional Payment Information: In person at: Valley First Credit Union, Armstrong Branch only. Vantage One Credit Union, Armstrong Branch only. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through the Township’s website: www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca Corporation of the City of Vernon: City Hall: 3400 – 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 Mailing Address: Corporation of the City of Vernon, 3400 – 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed Holidays. Mail slot available. Phone: (250) 550-3636. Prepayment Plan – contact the City of Vernon for details. Taxpayers can claim their Home Owner Grant online through the City’s website: www.vernon.ca

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Deck has designs for Predator Ridge ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

Growing up a Prairie girl in Calgary and Regina, Kelly Deck got used to grasslands and big skies. Now a successful director/owner of Kelly Deck Design in Vancouver, Deck takes those Prairie images and puts them into her fullservice interior design that specializes in luxury homes. Her latest project is in Vernon, at Predator Ridge, where Deck has designed the Ellison, a showhome situated in one of Predator Ridge’s premier neighbourhoods, Longspoon Ridge. “We have a reputation for looking to the landscape and surrounding areas for the inspiration for the homes we’re creating,” said Deck, a former television show host on HGTV from 2005 to 2008, Wednesday at Predator Ridge. “The grasslands really inspire me. I love the big, open spaces and the colour and texture in those grasslands are the perfect colour. “I think the sky up here is magnificent. I have been to Predator Ridge in all seasons, at all times of the day, and there’s something to me about the movement in the sky up here that is just breathtaking.” Unfortunately, reporters could not get a personal look at the Ellison, because it is not finished, though Deck guarantees it will be ready for the grand opening and public showing on June 16. Deck, whose firm was responsible for the Vancouver General Hospital Millionaire Lottery homes for four years, described the Ellison as a completely new floor plan for Predator Ridge, and that she worked with one of her favourite architects, Bill Poss, out of Aspen, Colo. “We collaborated on the floor plan (for the Ellison),” said Deck. “It has a more open living concept. It opens for outdoor living space and peo-

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Using the Okanagan’s big skies and grasslands for inspiration, Vancouver’s Kelly Deck has created a new showhome, the Ellison, at Predator Ridge Resort. ple will find that home’s capacity doubles. There’s a full outdoor dining room, two outdoor living rooms, one on the upper floor, one on the lower floor, and a retractable wall

in the living room so come May or early June, the whole house expands. “It’s really cool. It’s a concept we’re known for.”

Deck said the Ellison has a substantial kitchen with a big island that opens on to the dining and living space. There’s an office incorporated on to the main floor, and the home comes with lots of storage. “Kelly brings to the Ellison a different flare and feel for the interior design,” said Jason Koverchuk, a property specialist for Predator Ridge. “In the past, our homes’ interiors have been a little more traditional, darker flooring, darker woods, darker cabinets. “Kelly embraces the lighter, cleaner palates, and uses colours the Okanagan is famous for like its grasses and its skies. You’ll see those elements in the cabinets, and in the fabrics and materials.” The Ellison is a larger home for Longspoon Ridge, which was introduced in 2008. But Koverchuk said Deck’s floor plan will be a hit and expects the home to sell by the end of summer. “We have some great home sites available for purchase,” he said. “People may not prefer the location but love the Ellison and want to build it over here, or over there. We’ve had people purchase lots in the last few years and have been waiting for something like this.” This is the second project Deck has worked on at Predator Ridge. The first was last year when she was brought in to experiment on whether implementing new ideas would have market appeal. She made changes in one of Predator’s homes and the residence sold in less than two months. “The whole idea for us is to generate ideas and conversation,” said Deck. “It’s to start dialogue about the design and have people go in, get inspired, walk in and go ‘boom,’ this is what I want.” The grand opening for the Ellison will be June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

International airport preparing for increased passenger traffic ALISTAIR WATERS Black Press

Think of it as road resurfacing for planes. Work will begin on Kelowna International Airport’s runway this summer, with 7,300 feet of the airport’s 8,900-foot runway being

repaved as a part of the airport’s “Drive to 1.6” passenger development program. The program is preparing the airport for handling 1.6 million passengers, which is expected to occur in 2015. So far this year, the airport has

set records each month for passenger numbers and is currently running 4.5 per cent ahead of where it was at this time last year. In 2011, the airport saw 1.4 million passengers pass through the terminal. According to airport officials,

with safety being the top priority at YLW, the airport conducts annual maintenance filling cracks and potential holes in the runway. But it has been 26 years since a complete rejuvenation of the runway has occurred, so the $4 million repaving project will take place

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t a recent conference I attended in the U.S., I was reminded once again how business savvy our neighbours to the south are. One of the first concepts that came home was, this is the new normal. Whatever happened before 2009 is gone. We are in a contracted period of economic instability. It is not going to change anytime soon so we need to deal with the new reality. We do not even have to look beyond our borders to see this. We face the reality of

reverting back to the old PST and GST dual reporting and remitting (the chamber and KPMG are hosting a valuable breakfast seminar for small business on June 21. Check our events calendar at www.vernonchamber.ca for details). The new reality of today George Duffy also means looking to the future, instead of letting the issues of the past dictate our direction. The Denver area, much like the Vernon area, has a wide range of overlapping and competing jurisdic-

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tions. Yet, they have been successful in setting aside issues that divide them to attract investments and reposition the area in the new world marketplace. What’s exciting is, while they are keeping a close eye on today, they are positioned to be the centre for renewable energy technology manufacturing in the U.S. How did they do it? Golden, Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver chambers of commerce co-operated with each other to lobby governments to provide incentives that would help grow new business investment in the area. They all compete for investment

individually, but recognize that the bigger game is getting companies to look at the region as a whole. They co-operate, in order to compete. It was cited as a strategic advantage that they were able to combine resources, stay on message and create compelling reasons for businesses to invest in the area. This is a lesson we can learn from. The Greater Vernon chamber is on track. Over the next year, we’ll be working as closely as possible with our other neighbouring chambers to find ways of making the North Okanagan region more attractive for business. We’ll also be working on some strategies

Star unveils all-inclusive pass Morning Star Staff

Silver Star Mountain Resort has launched Canada’s first allinclusive pass. Now when you purchase an alpine season pass or alpine day ticket, you not only have access to 115 runs, you can now enjoy unlimited use of the rest of the resort. “There’s no question we have some of the best season pass holders and returning visitors anywhere,” said Michael Sherwood, general manager. “We want to thank them for their loyalty and offer them

There’s a North Okanagan presence when it comes to provincial business matters. Ken MacLeod, president of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as a director with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The board chairperson is Maureen Kirkbride of Vancouver.

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tion extends to exchanging your equipment in the rental shop. “Anyone taking out skis or a snowboard in the morning can change to nordic for the afternoon,” he said. Season passes went on sale online Friday.

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Get ready for Venus to cross the sun’s disk Morning Star Staff

Okanagan residents can look forward to one of the rarest of celestial events on Tuesday if the weatherman cooperates better than he did for the May 20 partial solar eclipse. On June 5, the planet Venus will cross the sun’s disk, an event that will not happen again for 115 years. The Earth’s sister planet will first enter and become silhouetted against the sun at around 3:05 p.m., after which it will proceed slowly across the disk for six hours until sunset. As with solar eclipses, it is very dangerous to look directly at the sun without proper approved eye protection since serious eye

damage can occur. An alternative is to project the image of the sun through a pinhole in aluminum foil onto a white sheet of paper which will show Venus as a small black dot. Members of the Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (OCRASC) have invited the public to join them to observe the eclipse from three Okanagan locations where free approved solar shielded glasses will be provided. In addition to an event at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre in Vernon, similar gatherings will take place at the Okanagan Observatory located east of Kelowna on Big White Road and in West Skaha Beach Park in Penticton. While Venus regularly catches up and

passes Earth in its inner orbit, only rarely do one of these meetings coincide where the slight inclines of the two orbits intersect. When this takes place there are two such meetings within eight years, followed by a drought for about 115 years. As well as free safety solar glasses, OC RASC members will describe the progression of events to members of the public as well as offering telescope views of the planet and sun through special solar telescopes. In addition to the Venus Transit event, the Okanagan Observatory’s fifth season of public programs is underway featuring audio/visual presentations and observing through the club 25” telescope as well as

members’ scopes every clear Friday evening. On Friday after 3 p.m., phone messages are posted on the Okanagan Observatory Event Phone 250-300-8SKY (8759) notifying if weather conditions will permit the observatory to open that night, together with the starting time. A similar message will be posted on June 5 to advise on weather prospects for the Venus Transit events. The Okanagan Observatory is located about 35 minutes east of Kelowna following Highway 3 to the Big White turnoff, and then east on the Big White road to the Observatory sign. Further information can be found at www okanaganobservatory ca.

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The 2011 Annual Report for the Village of Lumby is now available to interested members of the public. This report includes the audited Financial Statements for 2011, a progress report on 2011, goals and objectives for 2012, as well as other financial reports. In accordance with Section 98 of the Community Charter, Council will be receiving submissions and questions from the public on the 2011 Annual Report at its Regular Meeting on Monday June 18, 2012. Copies of the report are available for inspection at the Village Office, 1775 Glencaird Street, Lumby, BC Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Jeff Anderson, and his Telus team, present Glenn Bond, with the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre, with $10,000 to introduce youth to nordic skiing, The funds are from the Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board.

2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES Property Tax Notices for the Township of Spallumcheen have been mailed. If you are the registered owner of property within the Township of Spallumcheen and have not received your Property Tax Notice for 2012, please contact the Tax Department, Municipal Hall, 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, BC, or call 250-546-3013.

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Please note that current taxes and rates are due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. Any current taxes and rates unpaid after July 3rd, 2012 shall be subject to a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the unpaid amount of current taxes and rates. A payment towards current taxes and rates does not have to be made for eligible owners to claim their Provincial Home Owner’s Grant. Provincial Home Owner Grants for the Township of Spallumcheen can be claimed over the internet from Spallumcheen’s website www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca. Click on the “Virtual City Hall” link. To claim the grant, property owners will need their Roll Number and Access Code, both of which are located on the Property Tax Notice. Payment towards current taxes and rates may be made in the following manner: • In person at the Municipal Hall, 4144 Spallumcheen Way, Spallumcheen, BC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays.

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BARR, Douglas Wade September 10, 1953 – May 28, 2012

bigman manwith with a heart, big heart, ousand grin and a A big a big infecƟinfecƟ ous grin a twinkle twinkle hisuseye leŌ us May 28, 2012BC. in Douglas Vernon, in his eyeinleŌ on May 28,on 2012 in Vernon, BC. Douglas Wade was born September 10, 1953 Wade Barr was bornBarr September 9, 1953 in Mayerthorpe, in Mayerthorpe, Alberta to and parents Allister Alberta to parents Allister Doreen Barr.and HisDoreen greatBarr. His great-grandfather, T.O. Barr from grandfather, T.O. Barr immigrated fromimmigrated County Tyrone, County with Tyrone, Ireland with his children and seƩ led in Ireland his children and seƩ led in Stanger, Alberta. Stanger, Alberta. He loved will beand forever lovedby and by He will be forever missed hismissed parents his parents Doreen Barr,Fred brother Allister andAllister Doreenand Barr, brother BarrFred andBarr his and his children Amanda, Christopher and and Lucassister and sister Barr (Rhet Schatz) children Amanda, Christopher and Lucas KarenKaren Barr (Rhet Schatz) and and children her children and Duane. Further cherishing his memory are extended her CorieCorie and Duane. Further cherishing his memory are extended family family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents paternal grandparents Fred Barr and and friends. He was predeceased by his paternal Fred and Lydia Lydiahis Barr and hisgrandparents maternal grandparents Archibald and Dora In 1971 Doug and maternal Archibald and Dora Russell. In Russell. 1971 Doug graduated graduated fromHigh Sangudo High School,Alberta. Sangudo,June Alberta. Junehe 28, 1975 he married from Sangudo School, Sangudo, 28, 1975 married Katherine Katherine Heareceived a Plumber’s Įcate BCIT inSome 1979.ofSome of Barnes. HeBarnes. received Plumber’s CerƟĮcateCerƟ from BCITfrom in 1979. Doug’s Doug’s business interests included: Barr Plumbing in Kelowna, Bad Buoys business interests included: Barr Plumbing Ltd. inLtd. Kelowna, Bad Buoys ToursTours Ltd. Ltd. in Kelowna, Paradise HeaƟ ng Ltd. in Langley Kelowna, Ire-Con Holdings in Kelowna, Paradise HeaƟ ng Ltd. in Langley andand Kelowna, Ire-Con Holdings Inc.Inc. in in Langley and Kelowna and InternaƟ onal Golf Products in Victoria. Most recently Langley and Kelowna and InternaƟonal Golf Products in Victoria. Most recently he he owned operated North BoƩ ledWater WaterBusiness Businessininthe theLumby Lumby area. area. Doug owned andand operated North 4040 BoƩ led enjoyed skiing, golĮng, recreaƟonal farming and gardening and horseback riding. At Doug’s request there will be no service. In memory of Douglas, the family would appreciate your parƟcipaƟon in the organ donor program. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternaƟves.ca CremaƟon arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

Barbara Colleen Gawne passed away peacefully at Hospice House on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at the age of 56 years. Barbara is survived by her loving family: parents, Rita and Albert Gawne of Vernon; two brothers, Kevin (Diana) and Colin (Dana) of Vernon; grandmother, Mary Eileen Overend of Vernon; two nieces, Amanda Gawne and Dennea Borsma; four nephews: Kody Gawne, Tyler Gawne, DusƟn Gawne and Darian Borsma; numerous aunts, uncles and extended family. She was predeceased by her son, Angus Robert Lagore in 1995. The Memorial Service will be held at the Vernon Alliance Church on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of Ňowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contribuƟons in memory of Barbara may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 350627th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be oīered at pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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Look into his eyes and say, “How I Love You!” Savor life’s moments so precious and few. Treasure his love very deep in your heart, For too soon tomorrow, you may have to part.

Remember to say, “I appreciate you, And all of the wonderful things that you do!” Let little annoyances fade out of sight, Forgive him and love him, keep holding him tight. As each new day dawns, take time for a hug, Think of him often and cherish his love. Don’t take for granted the time that you share, For all your tomorrows, he may not be there. 2 years you’ve been gone ... seems like just yesterday, You donned golden wings and God took you away. You’ll always be near us in thought and in love, Till we join you one day in your new home above. Bob, we miss you ever so much. Love, Donna, Angie & Rob, Jeff, Giulia, Siena & Sofia & all your family and friends.

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Todd, Brian Hector It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Brian at home on Sunday, May 27, 2012. He was 81 years of age. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Leslie, of 22 years; two daughters, Rosemary (Don) Bigham of Kelowna, Gillian (Grant) Getz of Prince George; one son, Peter (Lynn) of Edmonton; one step-daughter, Leigh (Paul) DesRoches of Edmonton; one stepson, Ryan (Donalee) Kelly of Prince George; eight grandchildren; one sister, Stella Graupner, of South Africa; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his ¿rst wife, Joan, in 1988, and his brother, Roley, of Vernon, in 2011. Brian ¿rst came to Canada from South Africa in 1957. It was after working in Port Alice, BC, that he moved his family to Prince George in 1966. He worked as an electrician for Canfor in both the P.G. Pulp and Intercon Mills until his retirement in 1993. At Brian’s request, a private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Naramata, BC. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com

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Computers/ Info systems

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BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYST For over 50 years, Kal Tire has expanded steadily from its humble roots in Vernon, BC to become Canada’s largest independent tire dealer with over 240 Kal Tire outlets across Canada, 10 retread facilities, 4 OTR plants and 4 warehouses. Our network of service locations spans from Vancouver Island to the Quebec border. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group currently operates 35 mining locations in Canada, and operates in over 19 countries across 5 continents. We are seeking a motivated, well rounded professional to join our Information Services (IS) Team based in our Vernon Of¿ce. The Business Systems Analyst is part of the Enterprise Operations Systems (EOS) team that is responsible for the mission critical ERP applications that service our Store, Warehouse and Retreading divisions. This position is responsible for working with business, technical and vendor stakeholders to ensure system implementations, upgrades, enhancements and changes are well de¿ned and appropriately implemented. A detailed job description and list of quali¿cations along with further information regarding Kal Tire may be viewed on our website at www.kaltire.com/careers. Kal Tire offers a competitive salary and bene¿ts package along with the opportunity to participate in pro¿t sharing.

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

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Employment opportunity part time positions. Applicants must be 19 or older. (Shift Work - includes nights and weekends) Concession Work On the job training offered Food Safe preferred for Concession

Please fax resume to 250-542-1631 Or email to fairweather@shawcable.com

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

Kal Tire welcomes your interest in the Business Systems Analyst opportunity. Interested applicants are requested to submit their resume to careers@kaltire.com indicating Business Systems Analyst in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted.

Splatsin Indian Band is a community of over 400 people on reserve, and a total population of over 800. Located in the interior of British Columbia adjacent to the city of Enderby, we are the southernmost band of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people. Under the supervision of the Director of Health Services, the primary areas of responsibility of the Community Health Nurse include Health promotion, health education and community development. The position uses independence and initiative to plan, organize, implement and evaluate community health services; and participates in the administration of all Acts and Regulations applicable to nursing functions. The CHN will ensure Public Health Nursing services is ef¿ciently coordinated. The successful candidate is an active team member in delivering these quality programs and services to community members. QUALIFICATIONS: • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing including community health nursing or Registered Nurse with Public Health/Community Health Diploma • Current, active registration with CRNBC to practice nursing in British Columbia • Minimum two years experience in community health or public health • Experience working in a hospital setting and community setting • Practical knowledge of federal, provincial and aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health services • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team, including professional commitment, communication and client care skills • Valid BC Drivers License and Abstract, & use of own vehicle for work-related purposes • Criminal Record Check will be required prior to start • Experience in working with First Nations would be an asset Salary dependent on education & experience but is comparable to BCNU scale. Please submit your resume with references to: Attention: Charlene William Splatsin First Nation PO Box 460 Enderby BC V0E 1V0 Or fax application to 250-838-2131 email: Charlene_william@splatsin.ca

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 15th, 2012 by 4:00 pm Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

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Lake City Casinos

A busy Vernon daycare is looking for a B.C. licensed (ECE)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR for a permanent part-time position offering a minimum of 4 hours per day – Starting after July 1st.

Please drop off or mail resume to Box #9 C/O The Vernon Morning Star 4407 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

GOLDEN CROWN RESTAURANT F/T EXPERIENCED DINING ROOM SERVERS REQUIRED. Apply in person with resume after 4:00pm to 3006-28TH Ave. Vernon Driver required, minimum Class 3 w/air, must be physically fit. Must send abstract. Fax resume to 250-547-9414 or email:office@aldonwaste.ca Housekeeper wanted $15.00 per hour.(250)503-3818

is looking for line cooks, servers & Bartenders with a minimum of 2 years recent experience in a fast paced high volume restaurant. Also a positions for Dishwashers, some experience necessary Please submit resumes to: plangtry@lakecitycasinos.com. No phone calls or drop ins. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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EXPERIENCED COOKS REQUIRED Apply in person at the

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Extensive experience a must. Apply at Diner on Six Hwy 6, Vernon

requires experienced line cooks; must have min of 2 years experience and Food Safe. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and take direction well. Send resume to chef@villagegreenhotel.com

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Dr. Regehr & Dr. Siwoski require a full-time experienced dental receptionist to join our expanding team. If you work hard & still have fun, we are looking for you. Drop off resume at 200 - 2500 53rd Ave. or email toothdocregehr@shawcable.com 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!

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Whitevalley Community Resource Centre requires a part time counselor at $17-19 per hour (based on experience) to provide direct support, crisis intervention and parenting skills support to families and youth living in the Lumby, Cherryville, Whitevale and Mabel Lake communities.

Please apply in person with a resumé • 9401 Highway 97, Vernon, BC

Qualifications • B.S.W. or equivalent in a related field • Counseling experience (a minimum of two years) with children, youth and families For more detail, visit www.whitevalley.ca

Vernon Kia is looking for a motivated individual to join our team of sales professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong personality and a proven ability to make a difference. Email resume to Nathan Mackintosh, General Sales Manager nathan@vernonkia.ca

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre Attention: Gay Jewitt Box 661, 2114 Shuswap Ave. Lumby, BC V0E 2G0 gjewitt@shaw.ca

Community Reporter Kelowna Capital News The Kelowna Capital News has an immediate opportunity for a full-time community news reporter. We are looking for a talented individual who is able to understand the challenges and rewards of being a weekly community newspaper while working through the pressures to meet deadlines both for our website and print newspaper. Qualifications include familiarity with website and Internet information gathering tools, a strong work ethic and willingness to learn through experience, sound news story judgement and photography skills.

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STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ www.sales@structurlam.com

JOURNEYMAN STEEL FABRICATOR / WELDER

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

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services KCR ROAD HOUSE Now Hiring Cooks & Servers. Apply in person 6290 Hwy 6, Lavington

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Medical/Dental Diagnostic Technician position available at a busy Vernon eye clinic. We will provide specific technician training to the right applicant. This position involves performing basic diagnostic testing on patients and requires excellent interpersonal skills, hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, efficient time-management, and organizational skills. Experience working in a medical or optometry setting strongly preferred. Computer skills an absolute must as this office is fully electronic. Please attach CV and cover letter to Dr. Brox at anyabrox@hotmail.com

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 INTERESTED IN SOME CASUAL WORK? The Morning Star is looking for an individual who can be available to sub routes in Lumby. Must be available to cover shifts on short notice, enjoy walking and the great outdoors. Pay is $10.25 per hour. If your interested in this Position give Tammy or Donna a call at 250-550-7901. Okanagan Automotive Repair Facility is looking for a Service Advisor. Experience not necessary but an asset. Experience dealing with customers a must. Please send resumes to Box #13, c/o The Morning Star 4407 - 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5

DR. Clark’s dental office has a full time CDA position available for an energetic and self-motivated individual. We are looking for summer relief moving into full time employment starting in October. Exan knowledge is an asset. Please forward resume to drbc@thevernondentalteam.com or drop off in person at 4005 27th St. Vernon B.C. ENTHUSIASTIC CDA wanted for a fully computerized dental office in Revelstoke. Apply at Box 2638, Revelstoke BC, V0E 2S0 or phone (250)-8375737 or email Dr. Gale at pmchang@hotmail.com.

Wanted: Class 3 drivers with air, silage hauling. (250)8382157 or 250-309-0629.

MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt @balticproperties.ca

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GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. Due to apprenticeship enrollment increases we are expanding our staffing so we Need Instructors in this program! HD Service Technician. Noble Tractor & Equip. requires a Journeyman or 4th yr apprentice Service Technician for our Armstrong location. We are a Case IH Agricultural/ Light Ind. dealer. Successful applicant will have these qualifications: organized, capable of working independently, - valid drivers license, - good attitude. We offer competitive salary w/ group benefits & retirement pkg. Submit resume to: peter@nobletractor.com, or Noble Tractor & Equip., 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN to start immediately. Email resume to: rbpaul@telus.net. PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780624-4124 or email: admin@marshall-auto.ca. Attention: Parts Manager. SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Please send your resume to: dgraff@adamsgm.com Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

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The Kelowna Capital News, part of the Black Press newspaper group, is published three days a week. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the U.S.

Resumes & cover letters attention: Barry Gerding, Managing Editor Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-763-8469 Email: bgerding @kelownacapnews.com

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 Pianist / Singer

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 Musicians

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Vernon Visitor Centre

 Lunch Hour Coverage

Assist visitors and perform general office duties

Independent Living Vernon

 Exercise Assistant

Assist quadriplegic male with use of Bowflex Machine

Vernon Public Art Gallery

 Gift Shop Attendant

Customer service and general reception duties

Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts  Event Volunteers July 18 Summer Camp for Kids July 24-26

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WINDOWS & DOORS

Retired guy looking to keep busy. Reasonable rates for weekly or one time work. Call Warren

250-545-2298 or 250-306-3395

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

STUCCO CARWAY STUCCO Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs

Ask about MILGARD’S LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

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EXCAVATING & LANDSCAPING

DEPARTMENT STEVE BERNHARDT

250-550-7900

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

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

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CONCRETE

PROFESSIONAL PAINTING

Specializing in:

Exteriors & Apartments Repaints.

Interior or Exterior Estimates: Roberta

For the best price in town call

250-804-5197

250-546-3570 250-938-4796

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

TERRY’S PAINTING Interior & Exterior Pros! Homes - Office - Business

CONSTRUCTION & CONCRETE

www.PinnacleConcrete.ca w

250-307-5685

“All Your Concrete Needs”

SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

Repaints our specialty! • Walls • Doors • Windows • Trim • Textured Ceilings Painted - Repaired or Retextured GET MY ESTIMATE OR PAY TOO MUCH! Free Estimates • www.timetopaint.com or

DRYWALL

308-9783 549-5140

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

Concrete

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

Tazz’s Concrete

549-0115

LAWNbusiness & GARDEN in the

DIRECTORY 250-550-7900

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

Call for more information

Health Products

Financial Services

DO YOU want to lose? Shed those extra pounds for summer for only $11/wk for the 1st 9 wks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid Bankruptcy! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

Landscaping

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250-550-7900

Financial Services

Reduce Debt by up to

70%

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1-866-888-8681 www.4pillars.ca

Convenient IN TOWN Location • Delivery Available • FREE Onsite Loading

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

Authorized Dealer

250-542-8191

4620-23rd Street

www.vernonlandscape.com • Behind ICBC OFFICES, OFF SILVER STAR RD.

PICK UP OR DELIVERY NOW OPEN Mon. to Fri. 8am to 5pm DECORATIVE ROCK Sat. 8am to 4pm WHITE DOLOMITE Sun. 9am to 4pm Closed statutory holidays. BLAST ROCK VISA, DEBIT, MASTERCARD, INTERACT, SENIORS DISCOUNT LAVA ROCK SLATE LANDSCAPE FABRIC BARK MULCH TOP SOIL MIXES SAND & GRAVEL www.justrocks.ca

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ROCKS

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Landscaping

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

250-503-7926

Email: russ@accurateconcrete.ca Web: www.accurateconcrete.ca

250-938-3166

ROOFING

Seniors Discount - Free Estimates - Emergency Repairs CALL AND BOOK NOW!

Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193

FENCING • Homes • Water Stain Removal • Commercial • Construction Clean

Now With Ultra Pure Water Cleaning System Washing windows & sills up to 5 storeys VERNON - LUMBY - ARMSTRONG - OYAMA

250-307-3760

Vinyl Fences Chain Chain Link & Link, CedarCedar, FencesOrnamental / Cedar,Vinyl,& Composite Wood Decks Commercial & Residential Experiece •• Free FreeEstimates Estimates 15 Commercial & Residential• •15 12Years Years Experience

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Chris … Phone/Fax 558-0590 • Cell 309-0410

Financial Services

Financial Services

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

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Landscaping SUMMER HOURS

We load pickups, trailers, etc … and we deliver! • Screened Topsoil • Decorative Rock • Natures Gold Products • Bark Mulch • Manure and Peat • Sand and Gravel

Livestock

Russ Gauthier

Stamped concrete restoration and more...

We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price

Monday to Friday 8 - 4:30 PM Saturdays 8 - 4 PM CLOSED SUNDAYS

250.542.7520

• Raise & Level Sunken Concrete • Mudjacking • Polyurethane Lifting • Residential • Commercial • Free Estimates

WINDOW CLEANING

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

Pressure P washing & s sealing to protect and beautify your concrete. b Repair and resurface old or new concrete with Trowel down & Stamp Overlays.

Glendale Roofing & Renovations

JACK WESSELL PAINTING

BUSINESS

Call 250-545-6251

Ph: 558-5452 • Cell: 308-8268

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

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

Restore your concrete to better than new or replace COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL BIG OR SMALL • FREE ESTIMATES OKANAGAN CONCRETE SERVICES

CONCRETE WORK

Driveways, sidewalks, patios, steps, retaining walls, & basement entrances.

FREE ESTIMATES WORK GUARANTEED 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Pressure Washing Drywall & Woodwork Restorations Seniors Save $$!

Construction

• PAINTING • RENOVATIONS • HANDYMAN

ADAMS

WHITESTONE

PAINTING

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca

Cleaning Services Eco Friendly Cleaning

609 KAL LAKE ROAD

Livestock

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

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

250-260-0110

A-TECH Services 250-899-3163

WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour Inc.

RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL girlsgonegreen.ca 250-804-7979

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Feed & Hay

Landscaping

ACROSS FROM VERNON GOLF COURSE ENTRANCE

Painting & Decorating

Akita Landscapes, pruning, tree removal, clean up, decorative rock work. 250-3098783. Locally grown Pyramid Emerald Cedars 6’ to 7’ for $20. Other Junipers,Globes,Skyrockets,Golden Cedars & Yucca plants avail.250-542-6004. NAGY LANDSCAPING Complete Landscape maintenance, hedge & shrub trimming, Yard clean-up, tree removal, New Landscapes. 250-547-2429 250-306-9896

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

80-bales of alfalfa grass mix, no chemicals, square bales, no rain, $6.00/bale, 546-8314 Alfalfa Grass, square bales, no rain, stored in shed, $6/bale (250)558-5430 Grass Alfalfa mix hay for sale, excellent quality $5/bale (250)546-6690 HAY FOR SALE! Grass & Alfalfa mix, square bales 250547-1456 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 New first cut grass/alfalfa hay. $60 roundbale. Phone 250-838-7932.

Livestock

LIVESTOCK HAULING Reliable and committed Call Paul:

250-938-0868


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Merchandise for Sale

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Pets

Appliances

Farm Equipment

END HOMELESSNESS & SUFFERING

Maytag Washer & Dryer, almond, clean well kept, exc. cond. $150.set (250)547-8819

Kverneland Bale wrapper, very good condition. $6500. Call (250)838-7932

Auctions

Firearms

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

Auction Sale Saturday June 23rd 10:30 am. BC Livestock is conducting a Ranch and Farm Equipment Sale on Chase Creek Rd. Antiques, tractors, irrigation, haying equipment, sawmill. FMI Call 250-573-3939 or view @ www. bclivestock.bc.ca

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

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - WE HELP REDUCE THE NEED FOR A SHELTER 2 male ger. shep. pups, 9wks, 19 & 21lbs, shots/vet checked, CKC reg father, all black mother, $750, (250)490-9661 2 Pom-Maltese/Papillon, 11 wks, pups, vet check, non shedding $350. 250-546-6019. BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 14th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322 Cairn Terrier Cross Silkie Terrier Pup, $250.00, non-shedding,de-wormed 250-547-2433 SHIT-TZU Bechon cross puppies, 8wks old, multi-colored, $350. (250)835-8616

$300 & Under JACK Russell puppies dewormed & 1st shots, ready to go, $300. 1-250-832-1592

Farm Equipment

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CORRAL GATES

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Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage 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

Garage Sales

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

KING size pillowtop boxspring & mattress. Brand New! Worth $1300,sell $495 250-550-6647 PILLOWTOP mattress, box. Queen. Brand New! MFR warranty. Worth $1100, sell $390 250-550-6647

Garden Equipment Hide-a-way garden hose reel. $20.; (250)542-5422

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3155 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC (250) 546-9174 countrywestsupply.com 8580 Kubota loader tractor, 85 hp, 4wd w/cab, low hrs. $24000 obo.(250)308-1166. Kubota model B20, 4 wheel drive tractor with model TL420 front end loader, bucket mounted pallet forks, model BT 750 backhoe (2 buckets, $13,000 firm, (250)493-0633, delivery available

Garage Sales

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com FORK LIFTS For sale, 18 to choose from, Toyota, Cat., & Hyster, 250-861-9171 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 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

Medical Supplies

GARAGE SALE DIRECTORY

Deadline 3pm Wednesday

ANNIVERSARY SALE ON NOW!

Armstrong

250-546-4663

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

FREE Styrofoam insulation end-cuts. Lots available. For garages, barns etc. 250-5457779 ext-103, lv-msg with daytime number

Furniture

Poultry Free range pasture chicken (hormone & antibiotic free), processed at a government inspected facility. $3.75/lb. (250)878-1728

Free Items

HILLBILLY HAVEN DAYS! GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Furniture Emporium WANTED: Good used Medical equipment, walkers, power lift chairs, scooters and other items. Phone 250-545-0240 Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, New Stair & Platform Lifts, Kel: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 16’ Chestnut canoe, canvas, oldie but a goodie. $500. 250307-1294. 2-person Solarus infrared sauna, cedar, asking $1000. (250)546-7806. BRAND new full house Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System. Retails @ $3500. Must sell $400. 250-863-1544 Desktop harley, wooden $100. 86 Ford half ton with topper $450. (250)549-7015 Electric mini tiller, like new $100. 250-558-3782 Electric portable BBQ Wheel, new cond. $25.obo Vernon 778-475-1452 Elliptical Exerciser style Orbitreck must sell!! Cheap $45. 250-542-4919 Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-546-9536, 250-309-6107 Furniture & 100’s misc household items. For list call 250309-3001 or 250-307-4845 Hardy Water Lilies. Various colours. Fertilized in 1 gallon pots, ready for your pond, $15 or 2 for $25. (250)545-9642

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Misc. Wanted

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent

COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local) PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556 Wanted: Older Ford or Dodge, 2WD, 150 Super cab. 250546-8151.

Sporting Goods Mens left hand Taylormade R9 Supertri 10.5, driver, like new. Asking $160. (250)546-0468.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.co RENT-TO-OWN HOME!! 3bdrm 3bath, 1200 Phoenix dr. Avail immed. $438,777 www.kelownahomedeals.com (778)484-5125

New leather jacket $120 obo. Also avail gloves $20, helmet $10, men’s sz 9 boots $20, tool set $20. 250-558-3034 No REFUNDS on Classified word ads.

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Sunbeam Microwave, White Excellent Condition $25. 250558-0225 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 Vacuums: Electrolux, Filterqueen, Rainbow, all with hose, power head & tools. Guaranteed $100 ea. 250-549-3352 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Summit “Holistic”

Dog Food 30 lb. Bag

10

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

OFF

250-545-3420 Mobile Homes & Parks

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

Recreational Spacious fully serviced Lot, in gated RV Resort on Shuswap River. Swimming pool and numerous recreational facilities. $850 per month or $35. per day. 1 (250)542-1002

Revenue Property

Royal LePage Downtown Realty Ltd.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com Vernon

250-549-7258

FIRST TIME BUYERS

Free list of homes for under $1000/month (+ 5% down) Vernon

250-549-7258 ******* 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

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742 250-309-1742

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, Bachelor suite, TV. $500 including utilities & shared washroom, cable TV.

furnished, TV.

2 bdrm lower suite of home, own $500 fencedincluding yard, central, petutilities friendly, F&S, TV. W&D. & cable Utiliities included. $850. vernonhomes.ca/forrent vernonhomes.ca/forrent

1 bedroom $580.00 quiet adult building. No smoking, drugs, parties or pets. Sorry! Hydro not incl. References please. Call 250-558-5020.

Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane

1990 Gibralter Mobile 14x70, 2bdrms, 2 baths, open concept, new windows/hot water tank/carpet. MUST BE MOVED! $45,000. 250-5476712 or 250-307-1475. Lumby 12x60 Mobile home, 2bdrm, new appl’s & furnace, new roof, For seniors or families. $25,500. Gov’t assisted Mortgage, low down payment. Investors. (250)547-9279

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:

Apt/Condo for Rent

A New Tradition of Quality Living

250-503-1257

WESTMOUNT APARTMENTS

2 Bdrm Apartment, 3611 27th Ave., +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable Incl. For more information, please call

250-503-7315 250-545-7251

Garage Sale Rate

1604 31st Street • 45+ Building

Make sure to include : Address, Date and Time

3 lines or less (Approx 10-12 words)

1 & 2 Bedroom Available

JUNE 2, 9AM - 3PM 3616 20 Cres, Multi Family.

$19.99 including tax $2.25 extra per line. Must include Address, Date and Time. 10 minutes to downtown Vernon.

Deadline 3:00 pm Wednesday

Boat launch, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, O’Keefe Ranch – just a few mintues away!! Custom order your new home today: www.countrysidemanufacturedhomes.com

250-832-6699

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

Apartment for Rent

55+, no pets. Walking distance to Downtown Safeway. Top floor 2 bdrm,1 bath. In-suite laundry. UG parking. Secure entrance. Elevator. $800/month + damage deposit +utilities. Cable, phone not included. Available immediately. Call Kelly to view 250-306-8725

1 bedroom and den, 4100 Alexis Park Drive Renovated and spacious, f/s, air. Move-in incentives.Call Betty

250-549-2770

3:00 pm Wednesday

INDOOR ESTATE SALE 8:00AM-3:00PM Sat June 2nd & Sun June 3rd. 4008 34th St. Lot of misc household items.

Armstrong

Bjorn Edblad • 250-308-7134

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS

GARAGE SALE DEADLINE

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

Secure Real Estate investment with rental guarantee. Approx. $70,000 cash required. Call today for a confidential consultation.

Houses For Sale

www.VernonFirstTimers.com

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

15% Equity Return

Misc: coffee tbl & two end tbls, solid maple exc cond $175. 1 (250)549-8447

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

Furniture & 100’s misc items. For list 309-3001 or 307-4845. Until all sold! Alexis Park dr.

Rentals

Why rent when you can own?

Includes Tax (extra lines $2.25 extra)

2 Garage Sale Signs 4 Balloons Garage Sale Tip List Inventory List Think Safety List

Real Estate

LP’s over 1000, classic rock, all your favorites. Great selection! $.40/ea. (250)549-0772

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Merchandise for Sale

• No Smoking / No Pets • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 250-558-9696

Look Here

ONE BEDROOM Senior oriented building Across from Schubert Centre Heat/hot water included Inside Scooter parking. Call Mike

250-542-8989

The CLIFFS 2 bedroom units available Reasonable rent includes F/S, DW, A/C, heat, hydro, hot water, in-suite laundry and designated parking. N/S, N/P Great quality living in a clean and spacious secure building. On-site Resident Manager.

Good Incentives available with Lease Options

250-542-1701 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.

250.558.8261

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon GREAT 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. DOWNTOWN Huge studio, secure entrance, above Greek restaurant. $550/mo. all included. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 1Bdrm, East Hill, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry. May 1, 250-260-5870. 2-bdrm 1400sqft apt. downtown Armstrong, near bus rte, incl util/sat.TV. f/s, d/w laundry hook-up, n/s, n/p, RR, $1150. (250)546-8910


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Commercial/ Industrial

Mobile Homes & Pads

Cheap Outside Storage, Cars, Trucks, Boats, RVs, Semis Anything at all. Fenced area, (250)549-0141

In Vernon 3-bdrm, f/s, w/d, gas heat n/p, $750/mo, $425 DD, Tom (250)503-7044

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

Homes for Rent

Columbia Apartments Available July 1 st

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

• Vernon • Kelowna • Penticton

To view call

250-545-1519 LIVINGTON PLACE Starting at $750

2 bdrm/2 bath 3 bdrm/1 bath Large suites, soundproof, outside entrance, onsite laundry, A/C, D/W, walking distance to Safeway, Downtown, and Schubert Centre, 45+ building. 250.558.8261

Horizon

3 papers

Apartments 1903 - 31A Street

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

(3 community issues + 4 daily issues)

250-503-7315

3 lines: $5540 +HST

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! 250-309-2000 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt in Quiet Bldg, F/S Included N/P, $695/mo Plus Utilities, Call 250-308-8500 4-bdrm, 3 bath, lev ent condo, lake view, in-law suite, n/s $1400.incl/util 250-542-2763

per week

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

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 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail. Now. 250-869-9788

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Property Management

250.550.7900

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HILLSIDE TERRACE 1 & 2 bdrms; N/S; N/P; 39th Ave. Adults. clean & well maintained Under New Management 250-275-8066

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Those looking forward to the reopening of the Penticton Public Library on Sundays will have to wait until the new year, however, the service will then operate from January through April. For the last 20 years the facility had been offering limited Sunday openings, withdrawing the service only in the warmer months. However this year, dealing with rising costs and a budget frozen by city council at the 2009 amount of $934,719, the to library’s governing board decided not an resume Sunday operation in October in of attempt to make up a budget shortfall around $4,000. Library board chair Al Kidd pointed out that in 2010 the board was forced to create $22,000 in saving in order to meet the stagto nant budget and that in 2011 they expect find an additional $31,000 in savings. “We have agonized over the Sunday decision for some time and we just can’t change the way the reality is. There is no money and we have no money for next year,” said Kidd. “We felt that Sunday closure had the least affect on our clientele and on our core service no ... So, that is what we went with. We had alternative, we felt.” It was a decision that some on council Vassilaki, John questioned, particularly Coun. who pushed a motion, eventually approved Nov. 1, that the city come up with an addion tional $2,500 to keep the facility open Sundays until 2011.

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Cars - Domestic We buy vehicles, cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles. Some boats & Rv’s. Call Terry @ Walthers Enterprises Ltd. 250308-1687.

4 Motomaster 215/70 R15 tires on Windstar rims $100.; 4 Nordic 215/70 R15 tires/Windstar rims 80% $200.; 2 Hankook 175x4 tires & rims $30.; Diann (250)547-9015

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1986 Turbo Diesel Mercedes, economical, reliable, $2200 obo call after 5.250-547-6226 1988 Honda Civic, 5-spd, very economical, good working cond $1000.obo 250-547-8819 1996 Infiniti I30, 115k, $3500. & 1961 Corvair 700, 2dr coupe, pwr. glide, 2nd owner for 32yrs., $1900. 250-7635132, (250)766-5299 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA. Excellent condition. Includes: winter & summer tires on rims. $2500. Call: 250 542-2194 for more info. 1999 SAAB, loaded, excellent condition, must drive, $4800 obo 250-545-1937 2003 CXL Rendezvous AWD. Loaded, leather heated seats, ac, new brakes. 2 sets of tires/rims. No accidents. 145K. $6900. (250)545-9330 2005 VW Jetta, 4 door auto, GLS, leather int., 2L, 129k, $6500. 250-548-3484.

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06 Caravan,V6,a/t, am/fm/cd, a/c, tinted, keyless, p/w, must sell! $7500.250-545-1128 1994 Mazda Miata, $6450, only 160000km, 5-speed, red, ex. cond. (250)540-7307 2004 Chev Epica, 4dr, V6 auto, loaded, only 76000 km, like new. $5400. (250)545-9120 2008 PONTIAC G6, 4 dr, auto, 87,000 kms. Great on gas and very reliable, summer/winter tires. Asking $10,900. Call: 250-540-0606 ‘97 Honda CRV, well kept, ac/pw w/set of winters. $3500. John (250)549-2741 97 INTREPID, fully loaded 160000 km, good running cond. $1300 or best offer. (250)549-2333

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Armstrong 250-546-8872 1987 750 Yamaha Virago, $1385 or will trade for scooter. (250)545-0110, 250-309-7847 1997 Heritage Springer Soft Tail Harley Davidson, 20,000 miles.$11,500 250-253-0269. 2003 Roadstar 1600, saddlebags, good condition. $5500 obo. 250-546-1858. 2006 Honda Shadow Aero 750cc, 33,000kms, lots of extras. $4500. 250-541-0782.

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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 2009 Suzuki Boulevard 550 800cc. Only 1000kms. Windshield, backrest, chrome rack. $5995. (250)503-6652 $AVE. NEW Electric Scooters Pre-order Sales starting at $895 You save $$ pre-ordering! scoot4u.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 Electric bike, 180 watt, runs well, $450. 6247B PV Road. (250)545-1294

2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 ext. cab, auto, ac, exc.cond. 190kms. $6950 250-938-2241.

Recreational/Sale 06 Hornet 29’, new awning, cstm spring mattress, phone & sat connection. $14900. (250)542-5815 1976 25’ Terry travel trailer, sleeps 6, reno’d, small electirc f/p, very clean, $1,875. Offers. No Saturday calls. 1-780-7295667 Location- Vernon. 1976 Chevy Vanguard 20’ motor home exc running/good cond, 99,637 miles, f/s, $5,700.; Diann 250-547-9015 1979 MH 22’, fully equipped, runs great, low mileage, asking $5000 obo. 250-542-2901. 1982 VW Westfalia, good cond, recent work, Asking $5,900. 250-546-6397. 1984 Class A Pace Arrow 30 ft motorhome. Sleeps 6, 3 awnings.New laminate, h/w tank, shower fixtures, water pump, A/C and Fantastic Fan, 2 new R.V. batteries. Clean and ready to go.$7200.00. Phone 250-549-2307 leave message. 1996 10ft Caribou Camper, fully loaded, seldom used. Must be sold $7,900.obo (250)260-4435 33’ Class A, triple air, gen, sep. shower. $8900. (250)5451973. See Great RV on Kijiji. Salmon Arm-1998 Winnebago Brave SE, Class A,10-cyl, very clean 43K $24,000 call after 6 pm 250-832-6978 Vernon: 1977 Wilderness. Hunter Special, Equalizer hitch, new tires, good shape $1800 obo 250 260 0588 or 250 260 3994

Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

Sport Utility Vehicle 1979 GMC C5 Jimmy Frame off restoration 10 yrs ago, Removable Top, New 350 crate motor, Aamco rebuilt tranny w/shift kit. Beltech lowering kit, Cowel induction hood, Autometer gauges, 20” rims, 06 Sierra 40/20/40 front seat. Head rest TV’s, CD/DVD Player, JBL speakers + 2 10” Sub & Amp. 1000’s invested w/receipts. MUST SELL! $5500 OBO Call 778-4754843 2000 Chev Blazer 4x4, auto, 22,000 kms, good cond., Well looked after. $4300. obo. 250549-3125.

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96 Ford 350 crew 4x4, no rust, new fuel pump, glow plugs, shocks & windshield. Reliable. $6900 (250)542-5815. SACRIFICE. 1986 Chevy Suburban, rebuilt motor, new stereo, solid body, $2300.250542-6994.

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250-550-7900 Boats 16’ Sidewinder 115 Merc. Rebuilt bottom end, complete w/trailer. $2450. 250-548-3484 16’ Square Back Canoe, 3 Horse outboard 16’ invitation w/ trailer & cover, Evening call 250 -503-7285 2007 Searay ski boat, 185 Sport, 4.3 Merc, w/wakeboard tower,ext swim platform, 1 year warranty, 112 hours. $19,900 obo. 250-545-5998. Walker Bay 8’ Dingy, used but in good cond, no oars or locks, $450.250-545-6024.

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Legal Notices BLAKELY & COMPANY LAW CORPORATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF DAVID GORDON WEAR, ALSO KNOWN AS DAVID G WEAR FORMERLY OF SIX MILE CREEK ROAD, VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DAVID GORDON WEAR aka DAVID G WEAR are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Reverend Edward Roworth, c/o his solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, British Columbia, V0E 1B0, on or before July 4, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF COLIN CAMPBELL BRODIE, DECEASED OF VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA. NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Colin Campbell Brodie, deceased, who died on April 16, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, c/o 3009B - 28th Street, Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 4Z7, before the 28th day of June, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which it has notice. Fredrick Leslie Risbey, Executor of the Estate of Colin Campbell Brodie

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City of Vernon NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of Annie Polny, also known as Anne Polny, late of 6240 Old Kamloops Road, Vernon, in the Province of British Columbia, Retired, who died on the 13th day of July, 2011. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Annie Polny, also known as Anne Polny are hereby noti¿ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Diana Stroich and Gary Stroich, c/o Nixon Wenger LLP, #301 – 2706 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., to the attention of Karl T. Marsden, on or before the 5th day of July, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Diana Stroich and Gary Stroich c/o Nixon Wenger LLP, Solicitors #301 – 2706 30th Avenue Vernon, B.C. V1T 2B6

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City of Vernon REQUEST FOR QUOTE LAKERS CLUBHOUSE - FLOOR RESURFACING QUOTE #REC-12-56 The City of Vernon has received a Province of British Columbia Community Recreation Program grant (project # 16118). Confidential Quotes marked “QUOTE #REC-12-56 – Lakers Clubhouse - Floor Resurfacing” will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent – Operations Yard Office, 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 8Y7, up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, June 18 (Mon), 2012 for the following: Bonafide qualified Contractor to supply and install a new cushioned resilient flooring system approximately 2,280 sq ft at the Lakers Clubhouse. Bonafide Contractors are invited to attend a non mandatory pre-bid site meeting held on June 11 (Mon) at 9:00 am at site located at 7000 Cummins Road, Vernon, BC. Further information, Quote forms, and Specifications may be obtained from www.vernon.ca or the office of the Purchasing Agent between the hours of 8:00 - 4:00 Monday to Friday. The City of Vernon reserves the right to accept or reject all or any Quotes and to accept the Quote in total or in part, or to accept the Quote which it deems most favourable in the interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Quote will not necessarily be accepted.

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Trucks & Vans 1986 Ford F150 2wdr. 130.000km on rebuilt motor. New water pump, tires, battery & excust. Very reliable transport, some rust first $800 takes 250-549-5223 1993 Toyota 4x4, 5-spd,pickup Good Cond. Many Extras. $5000. Eve’s (250)549-7357 1998 Ford F250, new tires, ujoints, 3” lift, bush bar, canopy, stereo, very nice p.u. $8500 obo. (250)545-3123

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BY: Allan Francis Pringle LLP Barristers and Solicitors 3009B - 28th Street Vernon, British Columbia V1T 4Z7 Telephone: (250) 542-1177 Facsimile: (250) 542-1105 NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the Warehouse Lien Act AA1 Classic Mini Storage, 4155 Spallumcheen Pl., Armstrong, B.C. will hold a public sale at 10 am, 16 June 2012 to recover rents owing on the goods and chattels stored by: #41 Alfonso DeVega #58/59 Ted Thompson #64 Mike Wilkinson #75 Russell Elsom

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SILVER STAR ROAD DRAINAGE REHABILITATION Reference No.: T-ENG-12-57 The Owner invites tenders for: Construction of drainage rehabilitation along Silver Star Road for approximately 1000 m from Cunningham Road to L & A Road. Works consist of 1130 m of ditch rehabilitation and construction, 95 m of 600 mm CSP Culvert installation, 117 m of 300 mm CSP Culvert installation, 105 m of 300 mm storm sewer pipe installation and associated traffic management. 2:30 pm Contract Documents will be available after 2:00 June 4, 2012. Contact Purchasing Agent at 250-550-3646 or email sshannon@vernon.ca for electronic Contract Documents. Hard Copy Contract Documents are available on payment of a non-refundable amount of $50.00 (Fifty Dollars) including HST payable to: City of Vernon The Contract Documents are available for viewing at: City of Vernon Operations Yard Office SICA - Kelowna, Vernon & Kamloops Prospective bidders are invited to attend a pre-tender meeting at 10:30 am on Friday, 8 June 2012 at the corner of Silver Star Road and Cunningham Road, Vernon. Bidders are advised to attend this meeting. Tender Closing Time: 2:30 PM local time 2:00 Tender Closing Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012 The Corporation of the City of Vernon, Operations Yard Office 1900 – 48th Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7 For more information contact: Mark Dowhaniuk, 250-550-3647

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TRONSON ROAD - PHASE 3 BEACHCOMBER TO BELLA VISTA

Reference No.: T-ENG-12-32 The Owner invites tenders for: Construction of approximately 2000m of sanitary forcemain and a sewage lift station and appurtenances. Contract Documents are available during normal business hours on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at: Focus Corporation Suite 702, 1708 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9S4 On payment of a non-refundable amount of $50.00 (Fifty Dollars) including HST payable to: Focus Corporation. The Contract Documents are available for viewing at: Focus Corporation Suite 702, 1708 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9S4 SICA, 104 - 151 Commercial Drive, Kelowna, BC V1X 7W2 Prospective bidders are invited to attend a pretender meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 8 June 2012 at the corner of Beachcomber and Tronson Roads, Vernon. Bidders are advised to attend this meeting. Tender Closing Time: 2:00 PM local time Tender Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 The Corporation of the City of Vernon, Operations Yard Office 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7 For more information contact: Rob Fortuin, P.Eng. Focus Corporation, Ph: 250-980-5502


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