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Food will be one less thing hundreds of struggling families and individuals will have to worry about this Christmas. Residents opened their hearts and their cupboards throughout the North Okanagan Wednesday evening for the 35th annual Realtors’ Food Drive. In Greater Vernon, between 350 and 400 volunteers went door-to-door and collected 35,200 pounds of food, filling 55 apple crates. In Armstrong, upwards of 20 volunteers collected approximately 10,000 pounds of food. Food drives also took place in Enderby and Lumby. “We did very well,” said Dawn Taylor, food drive coordinator. Despite the immense generosity of the community, this year’s donations are down slightly from last year’s in Greater Vernon. “We didn’t match last year, we’re a little bit short,” said Taylor, as 60 apple crates were filled last year. And the need is only growing at the Salvation Army food bank in Vernon, where it’s anticipated 850 Christmas hampers will be handed out. “We’ve interviewed significantly more this year (for hampers) than this time last year,” reports David MacBain, community ministries director. Since the economic downturn, more people continue to rely on local food banks. “We haven’t seen a reduction in demand,” said MacBain. “We’re still being asked by many new clients. Many are working but just can’t make ends meet.” The growing need is similar in neighbouring communities, like Armstrong where 140 hampers were given out last

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David MacBain (right), with the Salvation Army, tries to balance a few of the 35,200 lbs of food alongside Dawn Taylor and Steve Bali, organizers of Wednesday’s Realtors’ Food Drive. year and this year they are planning to deliver 150. Approximately half of all food bank clients are singles, but there are also a number of families. “Approximately 30 per cent are children,” said MacBain. Despite the growing demand at food banks, MacBain is confident they can keep up with the need thanks to events such as the Realtors’ Food Drive. “There was a lot of new participation this year and that kind of ensures a future for this 35-year tradition,” he said, noting new realtors as well as the involvement of Junior Chamber members and help from Students Without

Borders for the second year. And the donations collected Wednesday are expected to grow, as missed households contact local realtors or bring donations down to the food bank. “We know that many more will still come through our doors over the next few couple of days,” said MacBain. Those struggling to make ends meet this Christmas can pick up hamper applications at the food banks, as well as the Salvation Army thrift stores in Vernon – 3102 29th Ave. and the new location at 5400 24th St. (behind Future Shop), which opens Saturday.

Heritage Park neighbours fight for a place to play RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

There’s growing pressure on local politicians to ensure public access to parks. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee was lobbied by residents Thursday to maintain Heritage Park even though the owner, the Vernon School District, is proceeding with selling the Bella Vista site. “This was purchased by taxpayers of the area (as a possible school site) so we should get a deal on it,” said director Gyula Kiss. In September, the school district designated five properties as surplus. Two of them, Heritage Park and N’Kwala Park in

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Neighbours of Heritage Park are concerned the land could be sold to the highest bidder. “It is utilized not only for dog walking but by young and old alike,” said Andy Hume, with a residents’ committee. “There’s seniors walking the paths, children and young adults for bicycle riding, kite flying and remote control aircraft flying as well as a general space to get out and enjoy.” Hume envisions the site eventually having a community garden. “Our committee firmly believes it is in the best interest of all Vernon residents as well as those in the Westmount/Bella Vista

area to maintain at least the amount of useable park space that now exists,” he said. “Such a green space site as this will be increasingly important as development in the area continues to increase the population density. Once the green space is gone, it is gone forever.” The City of Vernon will ultimately be responsible for local park matters under a new parks structure. But until that process is finalized, GVAC and the Regional District of North Okanagan remains involved. “We will endeavour to keep the park as it is,” said Trafford Hall, RDNO administrator, of Heritage Park.

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BX-Swan Lake firefighters respond to a shed fire in the 8400 block of Silver Star Road Thursday afternoon. The structure was completely involved when crews arrived. Visit www.vernonmorningstar.com for updates and video footage of the fire.

Mussels threaten milfoil work are believed to be declining,” states a COSEWIC report. Eurasian milfoil is not indigenous to A tiny inhabitant of Okanagan Lake could bring weed control at a popular the valley and was first discovered in the Vernon arm of Okanagan Lake in 1970. beach to a grinding halt. Cunningham says there is a The Okanagan Basin Water need to control milfoil in areas Board has been told by the visited by tourists as well as Ministry of Environment that ensuring it doesn’t disrupt water it can’t rototill Eurasian milintakes. foil weed at part of Kin Beach The provincial government because it could disrupt the ended funding for weed control habitat for the rocky mountain years ago and it is now completeridge mussel, which is indigly funded by local communities. enous to the lake. Cunningham “It’s frustrating because we’ve “There is a conflict between taken this on,” said Cunningham what we’re trying to do with of provincial rules preventing an invasive species (milfoil) and mussels,” said director Juliette rototilling. It’s not clear if there is a compromise Cunningham. According to the Committee on the that meets the needs of OBWB and the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, ministry. “They have indicated that if we want the rocky mountain ridge mussel is conto rototill, we have to move the mussels, sidered a species of special concern. “Population sizes in British Columbia but they’re not sure how many there are to have not been determined; however, they move and if they are moved, if they would RICHARD ROLKE

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Two down, and one to go. The Regional District of North Okanagan board unanimously ratified a memorandum of understanding Wednesday that will see the parks function in Greater Vernon restructured. Coldstream endorsed the plan Monday, leaving Vernon as the only jurisdiction still not on board. “I’m fairly optimistic they will ratify the agreement,” said Bob Fleming, BX-Swan Lake director, of the city. Bob Fleming “I would hope this (Coldstream/RDNO support) puts a little pressure on them.” Vernon council will debate the proposal at its Dec. 10 meeting. Rob Sawatzky, Vernon mayor, supports the pact but a majority of council will need to approve it. “I would be surprised (if it fails) but I’ve been surprised before,” he said, adding that providing all of the necessary information to councillors is crucial. “We have attempted in the process to have as much of council involved as possible.” Under the agreement, some parks will remain regional in scope while others will revert to the individual jurisdictions for ownership and maintenance. The proposal calls for the city to take over regional district-owned beaches on Lakeshore Road while the city would turn over ownership of Kal Beach to RDNO. “This will be a durable agreement. It meets all of the expectations of those involved,” said Fleming of finding compromises.

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There could soon be a decision on a possibly scaled-back sports complex plan. It’s expected further details about a running track and sports field next to Okanagan College will be brought before Greater Vernon politicians before Christmas. “We’re hoping in December because we want to get it off the plate,” said Trafford

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There will be no change in leadership at the Regional District of North Okanagan. Patrick Nicol, a Vernon director, was elected to a second year as board chairperson Wednesday. “I am honoured to represent the board and the citizens of the North Okanagan,” he said. “The regional district is an area of 85,000 people with good services.” Patrick Nicol Nicol believes the focus for 2013 will include restructuring Greater Vernon’s parks, recreation and culture functions, and pushing the province to change meat processing regulations. Enderby director Howie Cyr was also nominated for the chairperson’s position. Rick Fairbairn, rural Lumby director, was acclaimed to another year as vice-chairperson.

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The group that oversees Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation is intrigued by the idea of outdoor ice at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Representatives from Canlan Ice Sports are making their way to the facil- Van Tienhoven ity this weekend. “They’re coming up to look at the feasibility of put-

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hey crept across my lawn, like Christmas elves in the night. In reality, there wasn’t a pointed ear in sight, just big-hearted local realtors collecting bags of food for the food banks of the North Okanagan in their annual Realtors Food Drive. It’s just one of the ways all of us in the North Okanagan are encouraged to give back to those in need and it’s a way of stepping back from the excess and greed that threatens to overwhelm the more spiritual aspects of this holiday season. And it’s a lovely way of giving back without breaking the bank: grab a few cans of soup, some boxes of pasta and anything else that is nonperishable and that might make a nice meal for someone who is down on their luck. Katherine Mortimer As the spending season heats up, it’s wonderful to remember those less fortunate. We all treat each other with a little more love, a little more tolerance, a little more patience and kindness. How wonderful it would be to keep that holiday spirit going all year. But if we could find a way to keep that feeling going all year, this would be a kinder, gentler world. I had a friend who, years ago, decided to serve at a soup kitchen. This was a woman who did not work, and who did virtually nothing to give back, yet had both the time and the resources. So while I admired that she wished to help out at a soup kitchen on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, I wondered why she didn’t feel compelled to help out at any other time of the year. But I suppose it’s a start. And I often think Christmas is a great time to teach our children about giving back. As they get caught up in the frenzy of asking Santa for the moon,

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sometimes literally, if not figuratively, it can be a great lesson to teach them that others don’t have enough to eat, let alone a brand new Barbie, Spider Man action figure or Lego set. We can’t pass a Salvation Army Christmas kettle without my daughter wanting to put some money in, without expectation of anything in return, which always makes me feel very proud. Of course, five minutes later she is begging for something she “really, really wants.” One of the best events in town is the annual shoe box packing party held every year at Coldstream Christian Church. There, for a donation, you are given a box that is marked for either a boy or a girl. Upstairs in the church hall, there are tables filled with gifts for children of all ages, from toys to games; there are toiletries from tooth brushes to soap; there are school supplies such as pencils, markers and notebooks. Once you’ve decided on the age of the child, you start grabbing stuff and filling the box. You’re encouraged to add a letter, and a photo is taken to include in the box. The first time I took my daughter she was six years old and I wasn’t sure how she’d react to seeing a room filled with toys that were not for her. My fears were unfounded as she quickly got into the spirit of giving and we ended up doing several boxes. We returned this year with her friend and the two girls were shoe box-packing machines, filled with enthusiasm, never once asking what they were getting. It was lovely to see, made more special to imagine a young child on the other side of the world opening the box and seeing the delights it contained. I hope to carry the lessons of that evening throughout the year, not just for my daughter, but for myself as well. That Christmas doesn’t have to be some mad frenzy of gift-buying, baking, decorating, visiting and endless activities. In the words of the Grinch, “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”

The smile on the face of the premier illuminated the early morning gloom as the new Port Mann bridge was officially opened to eight lanes on Saturday. It’s hard to say how long the honeymoon will last. Especially when commuters and truckers start to see the effect the full cost of tolls will have on their wallets every month. Sensing the backlash that financial hit could spawn, crossing the bridge will be free for the first week, half price until Feb. 28 for drivers who haven’t registered for a special windshield sticker and until next November for those who have. Like a drug pusher trying to establish a marketplace, the government is hoping if they get drivers hooked on the new bridge, they’ll pay whatever it takes to keep moving and won’t blink when they start getting dinged three bucks a crossing. But they may be underestimating the determination of Greater Vancouver motorists to drive for a bargain. Already burdened by the highest cost of living in Canada, extracting another $1,500 a year out of the household accounts of regular users of the Port Mann will be one debit too much. Not to mention the increases in the cost of food and consumer goods that are transported by trucks over the bridge. Three years ago the tolled Golden Ears Bridge that links Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Highway 1 via Langley was opened with similar fanfare. Yet every morning drivers heading west from those communities line up bumper-to-bumper on the Lougheed Highway to cross the free Pitt River bridge as the six lanes of the Golden Ears sit largely empty. While tolls help pay for the infrastructure we so desperately need to keep up with Greater Vancouver’s booming population, those tolls need to be kept affordable for all. Black Press


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write this letter to the editor after putting the key in the door one last time, handing that key over to the future and closing the Zellers store in Vernon for the final time. First I would like to thank all of the customers whom have loyally shopped in our store over the years making it the successful location that it was. The familiar faces and positive experiences we encountered was a sure reason we enjoyed working and serving each of you every day and it has been a true privilege to have been a contributing member of the community to which we served. I would also like to thank the management, staff and tenants of the Village Green Shopping Center for your continued support over the many years that we have been involved. THANKS On Sept. 15 I was out doing some errands, and had parked in front of Hunter's store for a few minutes. While I finishing up my purchase inside, I heard a voice asking,"Is that your car?" I turned around to see a young man gesturing at my vehicle outside, and explaining that my right front tire was flat. Horrified, I looked out, and sure enough the tire needed attention right away. André (that was the young man's name) and his father, Dennis, took charge immediately. André said that he would walk over to Partly Dave's to see if Dave had a portable compressed air pump he would be willing to lend. Dennis and I followed a couple of minutes later, to find that Dave was filling a portable tank with compressed air, and was happy to loan it to us for a few minutes. We three walked back to my car, and within about three minutes André had pumped up the tire sufficiently for me to be able to drive the car to the auto dealer for a speedy inspection and repair job. During the 10 minutes or so that this matter took to resolve, I learned that André works in Alberta, and his dad in Saskatchewan. They just happened to be in Hunter's when I needed their help. They gave unstintingly of their time and energy to assist and reassure someone in need, and they did

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Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank all the associates past and present that I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with during the time that my family has been in Vernon. The associates in this particular Zellers store location exuded a sense of pride, integrity and respect for one another second to none, and I am proud to have been part of your team. The relationships that you formed with myself, your fellow associates and the many customers you served will be dearly missed by all leaving a void only to be filled by the fond memories we have and the footprints that we made. Thanks for being part of history. Duane Barr Zellers store manager

so with a cheerfulness and good humour that was impressive. I am very grateful to all three men for their help. Thank you guys! Jo Jones DISABILITY PENSION Re: article by Richard Rolke, Disability rate increase urged... I keep reading articles and hearing news stories about people on disability pensions. What I only see and hear is about provincial disability payments and not one iota about Canada Pension Disability recipients, such as myself. What the news neglects to mention is this, a person on provincial disability also has free medical, free prescriptions, free eye and teeth care, can get cheaper bus passes and cheaper recreation passes if they so desire. True there is not enough low cost housing but that is not only occurring in Vernon but throughout the province of B.C. and elsewhere in the country. What I do not hear or see is any information on people on Canada Pension Disability. I'm one of the " lucky ones" I guess if you want to call it that. I worked prior to becoming disabled, and went through so many hoops just to get accepted on disability. The way it works in this province is this, if you become disabled whether it is permanent or temporarily, and you have worked in the past four years, you must first apply for Canada Pension Disability, then

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With Monday’s resignation of the embattled B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association president, both the vice-president and a former vice-president are locked in battle to replace him at January’s convention. With Kelowna grower Kirpal Boparai’s resignation, vice-president Jeet Dukhia of Vernon has taken over the helm of Jeet Dukhia the BCFGA until the Jan. 19 annual general meeting, when elections are held for the board of directors. And, at four regional council meetings held up and down the valley last month, both he and former vice-president Fred Steele of Kelowna were nominated for the top spot for 2013. Dukhia was also nominated for vicepresident, along with Joe Sardinha of Summerland, who did not run for re-election last year, after seven years as president

of the BCFGA. Neither Steele nor Dukhia believe that cultural issues are at the root of the past year’s controversy in the tree fruit industry, although Dukhia admits there have been some misunderstandings which could have come about because of that. But, he says there has been a succession of growers of different enthnicities who have represented the industry over the years. “A grower is a grower. We’re all hard workers and we can’t let anything get in the way of our working together,” said Dukhia. “The past is past. I want good relations now with the executive of the BCFGA and the board of the co-op. I’d like to heal the wounds and I’ll talk to anyone with a problem.” Dukhia admitted he had heard some growers who have hard feelings about the last BCFGA election, but he said you can’t stop delegates from getting their supporters out to vote. Steele said he doesn’t really think cultural differences are the reason for this year’s controversy. He’s relieved but says there’s no joy in Boparai’s resignation. “The reputation of the

industry has suffered,” he commented. Boparai was voted out of the industry’s major co-operative packinghouse in the summer for shipping his fruit to an independent, contrary to the contract he’d signed with the co-op. At the annual general meeting of the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative in October, members passed a resolution calling for the BCFGA board to remove Boparai from his position as president. No action was taken. Steele said now he would like to use his experience to bring everyone together, set a new course and rebuild. “We need to make sure our voice is heard; that the membership is well-served and informed; and we need to involve ourselves in programs that will benefit us, such as the Columbia River Treaty discussions,” he said. Now that he is serving as president of the organization, Dukhia said he too would like to take a different approach. He’s a strong supporter of the packinghouse co-op and said after 35 years as a member, he wants to see the BCFGA work closely with it.

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and a special thanks to the many people who donated at our annual

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Angels donate clothes Morning Star Staff

Hundreds of volunteers will hit the streets to distribute winter kits to homeless shelters across Canada, including in Vernon. The annual Angels in the Night homeless shelter project takes place Tuesday as volunteers from InvisMortgage Intelligence provide new winter clothing and supplies to those in need. This annual event is the culmination of 12 months of community fundraising efforts by Invis-Mortgage Intelligence in support of homeless shelters in the community. Volunteers work directly with shelters to find out what they need most, purchase new items and distribute them on a single night. The top five items requested by the shelters this year are: hats, gloves, basic toiletries, personal items such as underwear and socks, and bedding.


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Spallumcheen land use changes proceed ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

First reading has been given to a pair of land use change applications for proposed developments in Spallumcheen’s southeast sector. Council approved first reading Monday of an official community plan amendment bylaw that proposes to change the future land use designation of the properties within the South Sub-Area of the sector from large holding and commercial to a combination of large holding, small holding, commercial and open space. The southeast sector is located on the east side of Highway 97A between Head Road and

the Swan Lake junction. recovery analysis for the However, before sub-area must also be second reading is done completed. The financial cost and passed, and a public hearing on recovery drew plenty the proposal is held, the of conversadeveloper – tion among Wi l l ow h ave n councillors Investments – and Mayor J a n i c e must present an engineer’s Brown. “I hope reports that Todd York identifies what, the financial if any, improvecost recovments would ery is not be needed to existing going to come back and roads. show millions and milThat report must lions of dollars in cost also classify proposed and take a long time roads connecting to for us to recover those the south sub-area to costs,” said Brown. support the anticipated “If something costs level of traffic generated more to maintain by the proposed devel- than the municipalopment. ity is receiving in taxes, A financial cost that’s what we’ll have to

examine. That’s what this report is for,” said Coun. Todd York. Administrator Greg Betts said it’s council’s call at this stage of the proposal. “If it doesn’t look good for the community, that’s the arithmetic it comes to, then you say ‘No I don’t think so,’” said Betts. Council approved first reading of New Town Planning’s application to change future land use designation of properties in the north sub-area from large holdings and residential to a combination of residential, low density multi-family residential, medium density multifamily residential, small holding, commercial,

Township targets unsightly properties others or the public, as well as in cases where the property is the subject of numerous and continuous Morning Star Staff Spallumcheen council has given three read- on-going complaints. Light up ings to an amended unsightly premises Chief administrative officer Greg bylaw. Betts, says the overhead lights installed The move came after resident on Highway 97 and Mendenhall Road, Dennis Kontos wrote a letter to council and Highway 97 near the O’Keefe Ranch in November, expressing his dissatisfacentrance, are now operational. tion for what he called “the lack of or The lights had been installed by highunwillingness of the municipality and ways personnel but had not been hooked regional district to deal with our neighup until after discussions with Hydro offibour’s yard.” “The intent of the amendment, as Rachael Ganson cials. It’s a girl per council’s request, is to allow for a Congratulations are extended to reporting provision to be added to the bylaw so that council is aware of any circumstances Spallumcheen councillor Rachael Ganson and her relating to the authorized person being threatened husband, Jonathan, on the birth of their first child. Abigail Kailei was born at 3:30 p.m. in Vernon or denied or refused entry to a premises or propJubilee Hospital on Nov. 24, weighing seven erty,” said deputy corporate officer Cindy Graves. The reporting provision also applies if the prop- pounds, six ounces. Among the proud grandparerty or premises’ condition possesses a risk to ents is township Coun. Ed Hanoski. ROGER KNOX

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Santa Claus is coming to Silver Star. The mountain resort will hold its second annual Light Up Festival Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. “Nothing is more

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Lake Country is hoping to expand its profile with tourists. The district has decided that Tourism Kelowna will be its official community destination marketing organization. “Tourism Kelowna has been working with Lake Country attractions for many years,” said Ryan Roycroft, economic development manager. “The District of Lake Country believes that a formal partnership will further enhance the marketing effectiveness for these and other Lake Country businesses in a highly cost-effective manner.” As part of the partnership, the district can leverage the $2.5 million annual budget that Tourism Kelowna works with. “This will dramatically expand Lake Country’s external marketing reach in the area of tourism, in addition to work done with local partners for local marketing,” said Roycroft. The operation of the Lake Country Visitor Centre is not included in the agreement with Tourism Kelowna. District staff and council continue to work on options for operating a visitor centre. “Meetings are scheduled during December to work with stakeholders further on an economic development strategy to explore and pursue opportunities for growth,” said Roycroft.

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Morning Star employees Ian Jensen (from left), Kevin Mitchell, Glenn Mitchell, Roger Knox, Graeme Corbett and Sean McConkey show off their Mo-vember moustaches. The above six, however, are ineligible to enter The Morning Star Mo-vember Moustache contest. Submit your best mo online at vernonmorningstar.com (click under contests) or on The Morning Star Facebook page for your chance to win prizes. You can also vote for the best mos on either page. Entry deadline is Saturday.

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The Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society has granted funds to five local students to support their post-secondary studies. The recipients include Amanda Neufeld from Lumby, and Bernadine Brown, Jennifer Leason, Danielle Saddleman and Taryn Schroeder, from Vernon. A total of $459,000 is going to 167 aboriginal students in B.C. Awards of between $1,000 and $5,500 each are issued to students through a competitive process every year. “These awards are an investment in the skills and talents of B.C.’s aboriginal students,” said Hugh Gordon, society chairperson. “They will help to open doors to B.C.’s educational system for aboriginal people in all regions of the province.”

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There was a North Okanagan presence at the seventh annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior Games in Kelowna. Nelson Schier, 13, of Vernon Secondary School, placed third in the soccer category during the event hosted by Okanagan College. Nelson is familiar with competition as he and his brother Hudson won the dance competition at the 2011 World event in Istanbul, Turkey. At this year’s RoboCup Junior Games in Kelowna, Hudson, 15, represented Clarence Fulton Secondary. Four teams from Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna dominated the awards in three categories. The winners were among almost 200 students competing in a record number of teams registered. “This was one of the best competitions I have seen,” said Nadir Ould-Khessal, an electronic engineering technology instructor at Okanagan College. Winners from the competition have a chance to go on to compete in the Netherlands in June.


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The District of Lake Country has launched a new website. The site featured multi-media resources for the community including interactive Google maps of parks, trails and facilities; video clips; downloadable reports and documents as well fillable, submitable pdf forms. “We needed to address concerns that information was hard to find on the municipal site,” said Reyna Seabrook, corporate services manager. “We researched the number of hits on each of our existing pages and looked at the top searches to determine what people were looking for. The overall layout of the site is intended to be more intuitive and less departmentalized to help improve the ability for visitors to find information.” Some of the features include: • Streamlined text and easy to recognize links on all pages • Resource information with links to other organizations and levels of government • Inclusive calendar of events for community and council events so visitors can see all community information in one location Internet users that have bookmarked the current website at www.lakecountry.bc.ca will immediately be forwarded to the new municipal site at www. okanaganway.ca/municipal.

Tories nominate riding candidate ALISTAIR WATERS Black Press

North Westside residents now have a B.C. Conservative candidates to consider. Brian Guillou has been nominated in WestsideKelowna for next spring’s provincial election. Guillou was born in Saskatchewan and moved to B.C. with his family when he Brian Guillou was 13. A decade later, in Surrey, he started his own contracting, renovation and painting business. In August 1999, Goillou moved both his family and his business to West Kelowna, where he still resides. Guillou will try and unseat Liberal incumbent Ben Stewart.


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Reindeer Rachel Hubley, seven, consults Santa about her wish list at the 19th annual Festival of Christmas Traditions Winter Light Up Friday night in downtown Vernon.

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Snakes swap Soleway for Dancs GRAEME CORBETT Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Viper den has been more like a beehive of late. Completing their third B.C. Hockey League trade in less than a week, the Vipers paired up with the Penticton Vees for a rare deal, sending forward Jedd Soleway to Penticton for forward Dexter Dancs. The last time the clubs made a bargain was in October 2003 when Vernon sent d-man Jason Blucke to Penticton for future considerations. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, Soleway was Vernon’s largest forward and perhaps the owner of the team’s hardest shot. The 18-year-old Vernon native was fifth in team scoring with 5-11-16 in 26 games. “It was a little surJedd Soleway prising, but definitely if you’re going to pick another team in the BCHL it would be Penticton, so I think it’s exciting for sure,” Soleway told Black Press. “They know how to win hockey games; I want to be a part of that. Hopefully I can help them out, score and be physical.” The 6-foot, 165-pound Dancs lit up the Junior B loop last season with the Osoyoos Coyotes, racking up 67 points (29-38) in 42 games. He and Yotes’ teammate Alex Jewell, a Vernon product, earned a call-up from Penticton, joining the club on its march to a

LISA VANDERVELDE/MORNING STAR FILE

Dexter Dancs (left), formerly of the Penticton Vees, ties up the Vernon Vipers’ Aaron Hadley in B.C. Hockey League action last month at Wesbild Centre. The two are now teammates as Vernon acquired Dancs, 17, from the Vees in exchange for Jedd Soleway, 18. RBC Cup national title. “I’m really excited to be part of the Vipers,” said Dancs. “The team is a lot better than their record shows. Every time we played them it was a good game. They’re probably

one of the hardest teams we played all year.” Not only does Dancs earn immediate inclusion on the Morning Star’s annual allname list, he is committed to the NCAA Division Michigan Wolverines for 2014-15

four. The rinks swapped singles in the sixth and seventh ends. Herrick, Sladen Moore’s Jamie Sexton, Canwest Propane’s Darren Heath and TJ Perepolkin will be skipping Vernon rinks at the men’s Okanagan playdowns this weekend at the Kelowna Curling Club. Up for grabs are two berths to provincials, Feb. 5-10, in Parksville. In other Super League action Wednesday, the Heath family battle resumed, with son Darren shading mom Sherry 10-9. Canwest, now 8-2, opened with a deuce in one, only to watch Sherry’s De Vine Vintners (1-9) pull ahead with a triple in two and quadruple steal in three. Darren kept pace with a triple in four, followed by a swap of singles in five, six and seven.

Down by three heading home, Canwest front enders John Slattery and Dave Harper dropped shots behind corner guards to get rocks in play. Facing four propane stones, Vintner fourth Sandra Jenkins was heavy with her final freeze attempt. Robbi Kuhn’s North Enderby Timber made short work of Darrell (Heavy D) Houston’s Nufloors, needing just five ends to secure a 9-4 win. Houston, slipping to 5-5, faced challenging shots at each end as Dave Poggemoeller, Doug Smith and Ryan Kuhn placed key rocks in good positions. Smith never missed a takeout and was named 5-5 NET’s game MVP. Meanwhile, Cotter’s competition team of third Jason Gunnlaugson and front enders Ty Griffith and Rick Sawatsky begins Open play

and is listed as a ‘C’ prospect on NHL Central Scouting’s list for the 2014 draft. “I just like to use my size and skating ability and move my feet to create opportunities for myself and my teammates,” said Dancs. “I’m sort of a power forward, but I need to fill out more. I like to use my reach to beat defencemen.” The 17-year-old made his Viper debut Thursday as Vernon (10-11-0-6) entertained the Trail Smoke Eaters (12-18-0-1) at Wesbild Centre. While the Vipers will miss Soleway’s brute force, Dancs adds some speed up front and perhaps a little more offensive upside. “It’s a hockey trade that works for both sides,” said Vipers’ head coach/GM Jason Williamson. “It gives Jedd an opportunity to get away from home and play, and Dexter is a highly touted kid we’ve had our eye on. “We recruited him in the summer and we’re going to expect big things from him. He’s a big left-shot guy and we needed to add that to our lineup.” Dancs has only five points – two goals, three assists – in five games with the Vees’, however, Williamson projects those numbers will increase as he develops. He has also witnessed first-hand that Dancs can play with an edge when necessary. “Dexter can play that way too,” said Williamson. “He fought Pearce Eviston in one of the games we played this year.” Penticton head coach/GM Fred Harbinson agreed that a change of scenery might be in both players’ best interest.

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Jim Cotter tuned up for the $100,000 Canadian Open of Curling with a 6-5 comeback win over Mark Longworth’s SladenMoore in Baron Insurance Super League play Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club. Cotter’s Woodland Equipment crew, with Aron Herrick taking a turn at skip, drew four-foot for a deuce in the final end to complete the comeback. Tied 1-1 after two ends, Longworth (4-6), returning from injury to skip his first game of the year, made a great run-back double for a triple in the third end. He tuned up for the match by filling in as a spare for Jack Gilroy’s Thursday night bowling league team. Woodland (6-3) replied with a deuce in

against Calgary’s Kevin Koe Wednesday (7 p.m.) at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The Vernon club has organized a pair of buses (sponsored by Sportsnet) to the final round-robin draw on Friday, Dec. 14. Cotter will be in action against Toronto’s John Epping, with other big-name skips including Edmonton’s Kevin Martin, Winnipegers Mike McEwan and Jeff Stoughton and Ontario’s Glenn Howard. The $15 ticket includes bus fare and game admission. Bus departs the Vernon club parking lot at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. draw. Contact club manager Dave Merklinger at vernoncurlingclub@shaw.ca to reserve a spot. The Open is one of the World Curling Tour’s Grand Slam events.

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Vernon fencers strike tourney gold Morning Star Staff

The School District #22 fencing team put up some solid gold showings at their home tournament last weekend at the Beairsto School gym. Carlie Bickel of Seaton won the gold in both the Cadet Girls and Open Women Epée categories, beating out her little sister Landrey for the top spot. Jaxsen McKay beat out his training partner David Enns of Kalamalka Secondary for first place in Cadet Boys Epee, while Chris Dhlouey of Vernon shared the bronze with Finlay Nichol of Kamloops. Miles Forrest of Beairsto stopped Ty Cheyne to strike gold and silver medals in the U12 boys Epée while Andrew Schmidt and Ian Oliphant of Beairsto shared the bronze. On the girls U12 side, Hannah Zandvliet iced Danica Ariano of Beairsto for the gold, while Ayano Robertson of Beairsto bagged the bronze. Chad Linton of Vancouver defeated Matt Clarke of the Okanagan

Freestyle Fencing club for top spot for the Open Men while David Enns and Brendan Robertson, the coach of the school district team, shared the bronze. Two weeks ago, two members of the local team won medals at the Canada Cup tournament in Vancouver. Schmidt knocked out a top fencer from Vancouver by a single point in the dying minutes of the match to make it into the final four of the U12 épée only to drop his next match in straight sets to an older and larger opponent also from Vancouver. “Andrew was all smiles as he stepped onto the Olympic podium at the Richmond Olympic Oval gym at a late hour on a Sunday night,” said Robertson, who also managed a medal in the Veteran’s Épée event. Robertson fell short by one point to Hungarian Bela Suveg in the final match to claim the silver. The locals fence Wednesday nights at Beairsto. Call the school at 250-542-1388 if you are interested in joining the club.

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Aya Robertson (right) lunges at Danica Ariano during the Vernon Fencing Club tournament on Sunday at Beairsto Elementary School.

Pendrel pursues B.C. Cup at Sovereign Lake JULIE MELANSON For the Morning Star

Two-time Olympian Catharine Pendrel got into mountain biking in Grade 12 because, as she once put it, she “sucked at all the school sports.” Pendrel grew up on a New Brunswick horse farm and dreamed of competing at the Olympics in one of the equestrian events. Instead, she began riding a bike and finished fourth in the cross-country event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and ninth last summer in London. She was the 2011 world champion with three World Cup gold medals. Pendrel, who turned 31 in September, has got wheels on snow, too. She entered the masters world

nordic championships in Vernon last year, winning the 15- and 30-kilometre events in skate skiing in the 30-35 age category. She said the big competition was in the 40-plus event, where some former Olympians were entered. This weekend, the Kamloopsbased athlete will take on skiers from Sweden, Brazil, Peru, Switzerland and Australia for the Teck B.C. Cup and Haywood NorAm races at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. Pendrel, a guest and keynote speaker to Supercamp, was brushing up on her technique over the past two weeks with the Supercamp coaches. The early-season ski camps were hosted by Sovereign

Lake and Silver Star. As a keynote speaker, Pendrel, a national team mountain biker since 2003, spoke about her love of skiing and her intent to race this weekend. She spoke about her experience racing at the Sparkling Hill Masters World Cup and her aim to improve her skiing, as she asked the audience sarcastically, “The more inefficient you are, the better workout you are getting, right?” She added: “For years, I was content to go with this, ‘I was getting a great workout.’ Then I did the Masters World, and I felt really bad, because I was all energy and brute force and a little scary to look at. I was able to pass women, and these women saw a monster on skis and they didn’t know all the hours I put into having that engine. After that, knowing that quality was better than quantity, I started doing these camps. I came last year, and again last OP 4pm y SHam - turda O 8 PRurs: to Sa Ho nday Mo

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Southam shoots title for Flames Morning Star Staff

They called it the Santa Shootout Pee Wee Rec Hockey Tournament. Fittingly, the Bannister GM Flames and Sub City Donair Devils went 14 shooters before Carly Southam ended the drama in a 5-4 Flames’ victory in Sunday afternoon’s final at Civic Arena. Both Vernon teams played a tight, defence-first, four-on-four overtime period before going to penalty shots. Chapperon Chillihitza was the lone skater to beat Flames’ goalie Reece Hawthorne, while Jacob Brewer went roof daddy past Dalton Stenberg to keep the Flames alive after two attempts. “Carly has sweet hands and she had a confident smile when I called her name,” said Flames’ head coach Kevin Mitchell, assisted by Jim Erickson and Jeff Southam. “The kids learned what it takes to win with some inspired play all weekend, and we got all-planet goaltending from Reece.” Game MVP Nick Mitchell scored twice from the point for the Bannister crew, singles going to Chase Batchelor and Jonas Ramsey, who skated miles to cover Devils’ dynamo Finnian O’Keefe, who still managed to pull the hat trick and earn game MVP. Chillihitza got the 4-4 equalizer on a nifty backhander which fooled Hawthorne with three minutes left. Alyssa Racine and twins Isaac and Sam White also sparkled on defence for the Flames, who went undefeated in three preliminary games in the 10-team invitational. Captain Brooke Berube,

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Southam, game MVP Ramsey and Mitchell scored, while Callum Leong recorded two assists as the Flames doubled the North Delta Ramage 4-2 Saturday night. Orland Kurtenbach, the first captain in the NHL Vancouver Canucks’ history, was in the Flames’ dressing room before that game, meeting players and having photos taken. His grandson played for Semiahmoo of White Rock. Ramsey (2), game MVP Brewer and Mitchell handled the offence as the Flames toppled the Westside Warriors 4-2. The Devils, coached by Todd Wenger and Brent Magnus, upended the Winfield Bruins 8-3 and brushed back North Delta 7-3 in Saturday play. The Kamloops Thunderbirds iced the Bruins 5-1 in the B final. Sean Howard scored four times as the Butcher Boys Titans used a seven-goal third period in a 9-8 win over the Stevenson Mechanical Blues early in the E final Sunday morning. Landen Harrison added two goals for the Titans, while Cody Webb bagged a deuce for the Blues. The Blues went winless in the round-robin, falling 9-1 to Kamloops and 5-2 to North Delta in Saturday action. Colton Riguidel, Halle Higgins-Wilson, Webb and Sam Knox took MVPs. In Midget Super League play, the Vernon Dudes improved to 9-2 with a pair of home-ice wins. Goaltenders Corey Lehoux and and Jared Larsen had strong games in a 6-2 win over the Lumby Stars and a 11-3 thumping of

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Taryn Munson of the Westside Warriors pursues a loose puck with Chase Batchelor (left) and Erik Urquhart of the Bannister GM Flames on his heels in front of goalie Spencer Grieve Saturday at Civic Arena. the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Blazers. Dallas Zupp scored twice versus Lumby, singles going to Taylor Hamilton-Gee, Julian Darkazanli, Brenden Zupp and Marcus Finn. Brenden Zupp had four snipes against the Blazers, while Hamilton-Gee registered a hat trick and singles went to Lee Brodoway, Dallas Zupp, Finn and Garrett Dansereau. The Talon Benefits Hawks (9-1) stayed even with the Dudes by outlasting the host Winfield #1 Bruins 11-7 Sunday morning. Captain Justin Mitchell pocketed 3+1 for the Hawks, while Bryton Stead and Sean Connors each added 2+1. Singles came from Marcus Kehler, Landon Munk,

The North Okanagan Knights ruled the Logan Lake Atom Rec Hockey Tournament last weekend, ambushing the Kelowna Yellow Lightning 10-0 in Sunday’s final. It was 3-0 Knights after one period and 6-0 after two with goalie Thomas Burton recording numerous big saves as Kelowna pressed hard in the third. In preliminary play, the Knights stuffed the Williams Lake Flyers 8-1, upended Kamloops Ice Kings 8-3 and jolted Logan Lake Jr. Blazers 10-0. The Tim Hortons Ice Rockets blasted into Lumby for the Monashee Classic on a high after going 3-0-1 in the Vernon Atom Icebreaker Tournament the weekend prior.

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Chase Larsen and Adam Fenske. Larsen and Braden Gilowski, both d-men, each earned three helpers. The M&K Ready-Mix Demons delivered a balanced attack in an 8-3 victory over the Vernon Mighty Ducks in Atom Super 8 League play Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. Kevin Morgan (3+1) earned the hat trick, which included a beauty that went top corner, glove side. Shaelyn Cecchini scored twice and Ryan Vandesande (1+2), Dawson Martian and Gage Stoll contributed singles. The Ducks were robbed at 2:32 of the third when Demons’ goalie Tyler Hamilton made a beautiful glove save which he deflected to Vandesande, who carried it all the

The Ice Rockets lost 5-1 to the Kelowna Monsters in their Lumby opener 5-1. Ben Reinhardt sprung his brother Chris for a solo dash dazzling goal. Bailey Alexis inspired her teammates with a huge compete level, while Teja Sheldrake was valiant in net, making a dozen scintillating saves. D-man Quinn Soon, who time and again tamed Monster attackers with anticipation and speed, earned the Heart and Hustle award. In Game 2, the Ice Rockets exploded in a 10-4 win over the South Okanagan Ratters. The 7-8-9 Line of Reilly Teager (3), Shawn Huizinga (2A) and Sapien Joe (1+2) performed nifty combination plays all game. Joe recorded the highlight goal of the night on a rink-long short-

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way down for the final goal. In Bantam Super League action, the 6-3-1 Scotiabank Vernon Lightning shocked the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 for the second straight week. Landon Currie scored the first two goals, putting an amazing backhander high into the net. With the teams tied 2-2 in the second, Taylor Cousins gave the Lightning the lead before the Knights levelled the score. Brett Lambert took a painful hit in the third as he blocked a powerful Knight shot from the point, but he got back on his skates and eventually obtained the game-winning goal. The Knights are 4-5. Sam Eggert earned two assists for the Bolts.

handed dash. Liam Remple pocketed 2+1 and was dangerous on every shift, earning the Heart and Hustle. Zack Funk (2) entertained with end-to-end rushes, diving defensive plays, and even a few licks of air guitar. Liam Reid, with a bomb from the point, put the capper on the offence. The Ice Rockets then bowed 6-1 to the Kelowna Night Hawks. D-men Levi Vanderdeen and Derek Pereboom were pillars of strength. Ben Reinhardt came off the boards with the puck, walked around the goalie, and buried it on the backhand for the Rockets’ snipe. The Heart and Hustle honour went to worthy winger Shawn Huizinga.

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Guest Pick

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LAST WEEK: 5-10 Overall: 105-72

LAST WEEK: 11-4 Overall: 118-59

LAST WEEK: 10-5 Overall: 110-67

LAST WEEK: 9-6 Overall: 107-70

LAST WEEK: 9-6 Overall: 110-67

LAST WEEK: 7-8 Overall: 105-72

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Packers

Packers

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Seahawks

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Bucs

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Falcons @ Panthers

Falcons

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Vikings

Bears

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Jaguars

Jaguars

Jets

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LAST WEEK: 8-7 Overall: 104-73

Lions @ Packers

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Jaguars I like the Jags at home cuz Rex Ryan smells like hot dog water and cheese.

Vikings Minny adds to Bears woes; Chi-town still in shock over losing at home to Seattle.

Jaguars Who’s the Jets’ starting quarterback again? Bye bye coach Rex Ryan.

Cowboys Demarco Murray is back and Romo is much better than he is given credit for.

Jaguars Sanchez back in is like Christmas Eve for Jaguars’ defence. Shorts on fire.

Vikings With Urlacher gone for season, AP runs through Da Bears’ dee for glory.

Rams Fisher has these guys playing good football, good enough to beat the Bills.

Upset Pick 4-9

Upset Pick 7-6

Upset Pick 9-4

Upset Pick 4-9

Upset Pick 7-6

Upset Pick 4-9

Upset Pick 4-9

Patriots Brady Welker. Brady Welker. Brady Welker. Broken record. Good game here 4 sure.

Patriots In an AFC championship preview, Brady picks apart Texans’ defence.

Texans Patriots’ defence still questionable. Texans are Super Bowl bound.

Patriots Patriots +170 in point differential & have won six straight. Brady the key.

Patriots When Schaub marries a supermodel, then we’ll start the comparison.

Patriots Pats can probably secure playoff home-field advantage with a win.

Patriots Both teams have the offence & Houston has better D, but home field key.

Patriots 29-27

Patriots 44-31

Patriots 35-31

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Patriots 27-23

Patriots 33-20

Texans 30-27

Patriots 38-31

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Vipers entertain Bulldogs Continued from A24

“We were trying to find how we could get the most out of him (Dancs), trying to see where he would fit,” said Harbinson. “We’re getting a little older player out of it, a little bigger. That’s kind of what we were looking for. “He’s (Jedd) a hard competitor. He’s another big body that can play the middle of the ice. Whenever we play against him he plays real hard and he’s just a physical specimen.”

Williamson began his forward corps shakeup last week, sending Mitch Van Teeling to Manitoba’s Dauphin Kings for future considerations. That freed up space on his 22-man roster for the acquisition of 20-year-old Andrew Tegeler to join the den from the NCAA UMass Minutemen. Tegeler, a product of Sewell, N.J., is expected to make his Viper debut tonight in West Kelowna against the Warriors (11-8-1-6) at Royal LePage Place. Vernon hosts the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (15-10-0-4)

Saturday at Wesbild. SNAKE BITES: The annual Kiss FM Teddy Bear Toss goes Saturday night. Fans are encouraged to bring a stuffed toy to throw on the ice for the Vipers’ first goal...Vernon’s Curtis Lazar scored twice in the Edmonton Oil Kings’ 6-2 loss to the host Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL play Wednesday night. Lazar has 12 goals and 22 points in 29 games. With files from Emanuel Sequeira of the Penticton Western News.

Sheppard storms 84kg class Morning Star Staff

VSS Panther sophomore wrestler Jordan Sheppard shocked the crowd as he powered half and pinned each of his opponents to claim the 84-kilogram division at a high school tournament Saturday at NorKam Secondary. It was the season opener for the Panthers, who are coached by Brad Wyse and Rob Eggert. VSS placed third in a field of 10 teams for Grades 7-10. “This is our third official season of wrestling here in Vernon and some of the boys showed just how far they’ve come in their skills this weekend,” said Wyse.

Added Eggert: “Jordan’s journey to gold was remarkable given the fact he just picked up the sport last season. He is such a quick learner with a positive attitude. We were so proud of his success today.” Lightweight Joe Eggert picked up where he left off last season to earn Vernon a second gold in the 38-kilogram category, while his older brother Sam pinned both his Salmon Arm and Pentiction opponents before bowing to a NorKam rival and taking silver in the 45-kilogram class. Valen Wyse entertained the crowd with consecutive tosses in his final match to clean up the

51-kilogram division. Newbie Grade 8 Alex Cooke and Grade 12 Eric Doering pocketed silvers in their respective 100- and 90-kilogram classes. Austen Shaver, with his mixed martial arts background, earned fourth in the 70-kg.

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All but one of the North Okanagan Knights’ games this month are against a Doug Birks Divisional rival. Not a good time to be going through consistency issues, said head coach Kris Mallette. A slip here could see the 17-8-1-1 Knights tumble from second place, whereas a streak could lift them past the first-place Sicamous Eagles (16-5-2-3). North Okanagan tied the host Chase Heat 3-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night. They host the third-place Revelstoke Grizzlies (13-10-3-1) tonight at Nor-Val Sports Centre, and visit the Kamloops Storm (12-14-2-3) Saturday night at McArthur Park Arena. “Our team is going through some issues right now,” said Mallette. “More often than not it’s the attention to detail and the compete (level). “They seem to think putting together five min-

utes here, five minutes there, is going to win us hockey games. Teams are getting better right now and we just seem to be staying idle.” One bright spot Wednesday night was the play of call-up Matt Halvorson, who plays Midget Tier 1 with the Home Building Centre Vipers. “He was fantastic,” said Mallette. “If I could have I would have played him the full 60 minutes. I made a point of letting them know a 16-year-old came in here and outplayed the other five guys that have been here all season.” Taking care of the Knights’ offence were Morgan Johnston, driving the net for his fourth goal, Derek Andrew (8th goal), after a solid cycle by Matty Saharchuk and Colton Thibault, and Tanner Burns (18th), from Mat Lambert and Josh Ellis. First star Dominick Hodges, with his ninth and 10th of the season, and Connor Venne, salvaging the tie with a shorthanded goal with 6:47 to play, answered for the 7-19-3-1 Heat.

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CIDEL MOVING OILERS 5 – Pearse Wylie 2, Vernon Miskosky 1+2, Rhett Ballard 1+2, Kelly Zoethout 1+2, Taylor Zoethout 2A. Goalie: Jesse Hunter 27 saves KAL TIRE WHALERS 1 – Jason Deboersap. Goalie: James Scherck 29 saves ARMSTRONG WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Game 1 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre BUY-LOW VIXENS 8 – Cassie Bosworth 3, Haley Silcocks 2+2, Cheryl Meier 2+1, Bernie Dwan, Christine Bosworth 3A, Morgan Zoethout 2A. Goalie: Patti Hansen 8 saves ICE MAIDENS 0 – Goalie: Denise Forsyth 44 saves Game 2 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre KITTENS 2 – Tori Haller, Stephanie Frank, Nadene Keller 2A. Goalie: Natalie Bos 18 saves ASHL BEES 0 – Goalie: Sue Renaud 20 saves Game 3 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre LUMBY MAYHEM 3 – Val Connell, Daralee Morris, Tanis Ricketts. Goalie: Rita Beerstra 6 saves FALCONS 0 – Goalie: Derri Cooper 40 saves FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Game 1 @ Nor-Val Sports Centre KITTENS 5 – Natalie Daniels 3+1, Sarah Visser 2+1, Danielle Robertson 2A, Haller 2A. Goalie: Bos 9 saves ROCKET STARS 0 – Goalie: Colleen Nerbus 30 saves


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Okanagan College is taking a major step forward in advancing its ties to the wine, culinary, tourism and hospitality industries with the appointment of Jonathan Rouse as director of wine, food and tourism. Rouse, who is currently a faculty member in the

ativity we have within the college and the Okanagan Valley are so immense and there is such interest around our focus and commitment to building something unique right here in the valley,” said Rouse. “I’m looking forward to working closely with my colleagues as well as partners in the community and industry to fully realize the strengths we have in our college and within our region.” The position, which also includes a half-

time role as associate dean of the Okanagan School of Business, will focus on further development of the college’s existing programming in wine and viticulture, culinary arts, tourism and hospitality. “This is an exciting time for Okanagan College,” said president Jim Hamilton. “His appointment marks a turning point for the college in its investment in these programming areas and in the commitment to further serving the region and economy.”

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Kids are invited to do some Christmas shopping at Santa’s Workshop in Enderby. Children aged 12 and under can take part in a Kids Only Shopping Spree today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The donations this year have been fantastic,” said Jackie Pearase, co-ordinator. “We have great gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, siblings and everyone in between.” Volunteers have spent the last month cleaning, sorting, fixing and organizing the many donations brought in by the public for the various shopping events being held over the next week. “Today and Saturday are dedicated to helping youngsters pick out suitable gifts for the people on their Christmas lists then wrapping up their selections so they get to share in the true excitement of giving something that no one else knows about,” said Tracy Ell, co-ordinator. The selection includes everything: household items, toys,

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Share your favourite Christmas story with our readers mitts, scarves, baskets, puzzles, jewelry, tools and more. The children are escorted through the workshop by elves who help keep them to task and on budget. More volunteers are on hand to wrap up the gifts and tag them accordingly. The workshop also hosts a Seniors Only Shopping Spree Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Teen and Adult Shopping

Spree Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A bag sale Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will sell off leftovers at $2 per bag. The money raised by the shopping events goes toward the Enderby Food Bank, the Enderby Community Resource Centre and breakfast/lunch programs at local schools. The workshop is located at 724 Cliff Ave.

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The province has granted a one-year reprieve from its directive that health workers wear a mask this flu season if they refuse to be vaccinated. Those who don’t comply won’t be disciplined, deputy health minister Graham Whitmarsh said in a letter to health authorities. Enforcement that was to begin Dec. 1 is on hold while the ministry carries out more consultation with unions and other affected staff to help determine how best to fully implement the flu control policy, he said. Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall gave the needle-or-mask order this summer, citing an inadequate flu immunization rate of less than 50 per cent among B.C. health care workers despite free shots and much encouragement. But unions denounced the policy as a privacy violation, saying the threat of discipline to compel unvaccinated workers to wear masks would have forced them to disclose their decision not to get a flu shot. Those who did get vaccinated were expected to wear badges or pins to assure patients they were immunized. Health Sciences Association of B.C. president Reid Johnson said the union encourages its members to be vaccinated but defends their right to choose. “If they choose not to be vaccinated for any number of factors – including experiences with bad side effects to vaccines and fundamental, philosophical, or religious objections to vaccination – that is their right,” he said. Rather than enforcing a season-long order to mask up, he said, that step can be taken during an actual flu outbreak, along with other long-standing options such as relocating staff or having them stay home. Hospital Employees’ Union spokesperson Margi Blamey said some members questioned the research on the benefits of vaccination, while others refuse to have foreign substances put in their bodies or considered it a human right to make their own decision. According to Kendall’s office, more than 60 per cent of full-time health workers are now vaccinated. A ministry spokesperson called the decision not to enforce in the transitional year a “balanced and measured approach.” The rule was to apply to hospitals, long-term care homes and other publicly funded health facilities and included health authority staff, doctors, volunteers, students, contractors and vendors who work in patient contact areas. The ministry will continue to encourage workers to get vaccinated to reduce the risk of flu transmission to vulnerable patients and seniors.

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An agreement has been ratified between the provincial government and non-faculty staff and teaching assistants at the University of B.C. Okanagan. The two-year agreement covers about 600 BCGEU members and includes two per cent general wage increases on July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013. “This agreement shows that the co-operative gains mandate is working,” said John Yap, advanced education minister. The government’s co-operative gains mandate provides public sector employers with the ability to negotiate wage increases funded from savings within existing budgets.


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Lumby firefighters are taking a break from their regular duties to help Santa Claus. Members of the volunteer department will hold a Christmas toy drive at Super A Foods Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’re always amazed at the tremendous support we receive from the residents of Lumby and area,” said Cory Rudsvick, a firefighter. “Each year, we receive hundreds of toys and cash donations that go directly to families in need. We receive gifts for all ages, from toddlers to teens.”

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Vernon glee club shares its love of singing The Beatles’ music that inspired Across the Universe KRISTIN FRONEMAN Morning Star Staff

It sounds like a musical a certain supergroup from the ‘60s would have written. A young British lad named Jude sets sail from Liverpool to the U.S., meets a girl named Lucy, and immerses himself in the burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll culture amid the turbulent years of anti-war protests, the struggle for free speech, and the civil rights movement. Throw in a few psychedelic mind trips, and you have just a taste of Across the Universe. For those who have seen the 2007 musical film directed by Julie Taymor, and featuring cameos by the likes of Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite, Bono as an existential drug guru, and Joe Cocker as a homeless person, Across the Universe stands out for many reasons. The story spans a decade that to this day remains one of the most revolutionary, but it’s the music that resonates. The film incorporates 34 compositions originally written by, you guessed it, The Beatles. Across the Universe is about to get a new life on the stage when the Vernon Community Music School’s glee club presents its version at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon Dec. 14 to 16. “We’re actually performing 26 songs that will take people through the British Invasion up into the psychedelic, spiritual era,” said glee club director and VCMS vocal instructor Therese Parent. This is the second time the club has brought a famed musical film to the stage. Last January, members presented the ABBA music from Mamma Mia! to three sold-out houses at the Powerhouse Theatre, and this year they are hoping to do the same. And

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Vernon Community Music School glee club members Paul Lawson, left, Taylor Wacey and Michael Wardlow perform The Beatles’ Revolution. The club presents the music inspired by the film Across the Universe at the Powerhouse Theatre Dec. 14 to 16. considering they are performing songs that have spanned a few generations, it shouldn’t be too difficult. “If people haven’t seen the film, it won’t matter. They will know the music. It’s amazing when you talk to teenagers or talk to adults, they all know The Beatles,” said Parent. With both new and familiar faces joining the club for this production, almost all of them auditioned to perform solos. The club’s mandate is to give everyone a chance to perform, said Parent, adding those expecting the songs to be performed the way The Beatles did them originally should expect a surprise. “It’s a different twist on their music. It’s all (The Beatles’) lyrics but done in a different way,” said one of the original glee club members Lori Hancock, who performed The Winner Takes It All in Mamma Mia! and this time will perform Let it Be. “You wouldn’t know that some of our members haven’t performed before — now they own it.” To some of those more seasoned members of the group who grew up with the Fab Four’s music, performing such iconic songs in a different manner has been an exciting challenge. “We take I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which is a rock song, and the way we’re doing it is a ballad,” said Michael Wardlow, who plays an older version of Jude and will open and close the show with a solo. “I am an old rock ‘n roller and listened to The Beatles all the time in my youth, so I was prepped to do the

show. Then I got the CD (of the film) and thought ‘oh, God,’ but I am thrilled with the way it has turned out.” The glee members will not just be standing there pumping out The Beatles’ catalogue, there’s a lot of dance, movement, and drama in the show, said Allison Inkpen, who performed in Mamma Mia! with a broken leg and this time is looking forward to actually moving around in the show to perform two solos. “We stage these vignettes that are centered around the music. There’s more dynamic choreography,” she said, adding 17-year-old Melea Ward has come in to choreograph the show, and will dance in the song Something. The club has also welcomed other special guests to perform. One of them is no stranger to singing in front of thousands of rock fans around the world. Vernon’s Darby Mills, of Headpins fame, is slated to bring her multi-octave vocals to Don’t Let Me Down. “Therese used to see The Headpins in Regina and didn’t realize Darby lived here. I know Darby, so I asked her if she could be part of the show, and she couldn’t commit at first, but then I received a phone call from her and she was in,” said Hancock, adding “Therese has done a massive job of picking the right songs for each singer... She has amazing insight.” The club has also enlisted local actor Clive Goodrich to get “trippy” (without hallucino-

gens, of course) in Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite and joining Hancock in singing Let it Be is young talent Lynley Gordon-Mason, a student of Parent’s who is only 11 years old. John Phillips is also bringing along his mandolin to perform in Blackbird, while a live band, consisting of Mike Parent, Rod Neufeld, Elishiva Phillips, Peter McKillop, and Luke Mortensen, is backing the singers in all the numbers. “We were able to do some fundraising this year and get some sponsors on board to upgrade our sound,” said Parent, adding new headset microphones will be used so every singer can be heard loud and clear. “We really appreciate the sponsors support.... It makes for a better show and helps us cover the technical aspects, the costuming, makeup, the production team and the theatre rental.” The glee club is also giving back by donating proceeds from Across the Universe to the VCMS’ Sound Foundation Campaign to build a new foundation and conduct repairs on the 100-plus-year-old Smith House, where the music school is housed. “We raised $7,000 from Mamma Mia! for the campaign and we are hoping to match that,” said Parent. Across the Universe takes the stage at Powerhouse Theatre Dec. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 (all ages) available at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.


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The AnamCara Harp Trio’s Debi Johnson, Caroline Mackay and Kate Gibson Oswald perform a diverse tapestry of rich and warm repertoire from Celtic to classical to Latin American, Sunday at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Armstrong. Expect to hear Celtic harps, delicious vocal harmonies, spiced up with percussion, keyboards and accordion. Special guest is Summerland jazz legend Larry Crawford on woodwinds. Tickets are $18/adults, $15 seniors/students, available at the Junction Café, 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., 250-546-3901, or at the door.

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narratives with offhand humour and warmth.  On the other hand, Bald Headed Women is an uneasy commentary on risky love whose dark matter is offset by an easy going jazz shuffle. From there it’s back to the driving blues vamps that are the surprise and standout songs on this album.  Gal I Love has an intense and committed bite that’s been muted in some of Copeland’s other work.  The free-

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he second album from Vernon bluesman Les Copeland is a pared down, focused recording that emphasizes acoustic country blues and boogie raunch.  It Ain’t Easy Being Sleezy is a trio effort.  Copeland is joined by Bill Haner on bass and Charlie Fisher on drum. The recording begins to take off on the second track, Caught Up in Your Love, an evocative acoustic backwoods blues chant that kicks in with a high holler, then moves on to some skipping slide work.  Tracks like these are where Copeland shines, displaying an affinity for past sounds that’s uncanny. The song mixes in quick picking and a sparse vocal, leaving the space between to provide the atmosphere. The LCB’s sound shifts on to some grinding blues rock that has the crank/distortion button pushed on with the volume high. Big Mouth is a change in sound for Copeland and the song’s sinewy drive and nasty vocal recall Big Sugar’s cranked take on blues riffs. Copeland’s vocal and dirty guitar entwine in a tough union of bad attitude that’s a contemporary update of blues rock. The cautionary tale Billie Joe and A Shack Out in the Woods are lyrically driven ideas that recall Bobbi Gentry and John Lee Hooker in their themes of rough

dom of locking into a straight ahead groove brings out the footstomping rocker in Copeland and company and they respond in kind with a late-hour juke joint attack, wrapping up a short bluesy set. — You can catch Copeland, Haner and Fisher live this weekend when they play as The Haywires country dance band at the Riverfront Pub in Grindrod tonight.

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illing them softly is the preferred method of gangster heavy Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt). By keeping his distance and not making things personal, Jackie believes the business of murder is less stressful for both he and his victims. Unfortunately, it seems even in the world of professional tough guys, life gets in the way Taylor & Howe of day-to-day business and everybody wants to talk about it. We say, “It’s a boring movie disguised as a clever movie.” TAYLOR: I think this movie shoots itself in the foot. The plot is simple: three dumb guys rob a gangster poker game and then have to deal with the consequences. But this isn’t only a gangster movie. The setting is during the 2008 Obama election, around the time of the Wall Street bailout. The film makes a narrative of a political and economic siren’s song. So much so that it takes away from what should have been the focus. HOWE: It felt like they had a concept of a movie that lasted roughly over an hour and 15 minutes and that was just a tad too short. Instead of spicing the storyline up a little, they cheaped out, throwing in 15 minutes worth of election speeches here and there to fill it up. I feel a snooze coming on. TAYLOR: Everyone in this movie is suffering under the American way and I get the point this film makes about trickle-down “gangsternomics.” I just don’t care. If they had focused more on

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Brad Pitt stars as gangster Jackie Cogan in Killing Them Softly. the idiot gangsters, it could have been a dark comedy. As it was I just felt sorry for all these sweaty losers, doomed to count out their last, few paranoid hours before becoming statistics. This is a film of political, economical and social satire that isn’t funny, mashed into a world of monsters with issues and ultra-violence, rather than the other way around. One heist at a time, fellas. HOWE: I can see what director/ writer Andrew Dominik was after — a Tarantino type movie, and to some extent he was able to pull it off; the long convoluted conversations, the old style music and lots of blood. But to me it just doesn’t work, there’s something lacking. TAYLOR: The subtext takes over. They put a bunch of tough guys together and made a gangster film about econom-

Mystery to unravel in Spallumcheen Morning Star Staff

A quiet farming community is about to have a mystery on its hands when North Okanagan Junior Academy stages A Spallumcheen Christmas Mystery on Saturday. This original musical theatre production, starring NOJA students from kindergarten to Grade 8, is set in the 1920s in the township of Spallumcheen and centers around the reactions of the towns-

people when a stranger arrives to the Grandview Flats area — a big deal considering it was then, and still is, a tight-knit community. “The ending is a mystery to everyone that will not be revealed until the final scene of the play on the night of the performance,” said director Laurisa Defehr, adding only two people know how the play ends. One of them includes local writer Mark Trussell, who

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ics. Sure, it’s artfully captured, loud and colourful, but if you hear a comedian tell a joke and rather than laugh, you nod your head and say, “I see where you’re going with that,” has the joke failed, or the comedian? HOWE: I thought the entire cast did a fine job, but why did they cast James Gandolfini to play Mickey (the washedup hit man)? He is so annoying as an actor. Did the film company run out of money spending it on Pitt’s pay and had to settle instead for the cheap man’s version of DeNiro? — Howe gives it 2.5 washing up gloves out of 5. — Taylor gives it 2 panty hose masks out of 5. The film is currently showing at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

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wrote the music and script for the NOJA students as a way to celebrate Spallumcheen’s 120th anniversary this year. Audiences can see how the play ends for themselves when A Spallumcheen Christmas Mystery takes the stage at the school, located at 4699 South Grandview Flats Rd., Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the school office at 250-5468330.


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ART SHOWS ARTSOLUTELY Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, 542-6243. Celebrate the seventh annual sale event for the VCAC. Show includes works by over 25 local artisans: pottery, stained and fused glass, wood crafts, sculpture, fibre arts, jewelry, silversmithing and much more. Open daily until Dec. 24, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. BREW GALLERY 3202 - 31st Avenue, located in the Bean to Brew Coffee House beside the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Now on view is Community Fall Photos by Armstrong’s Jessica DeBruin to Dec. 16. Open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. CHERRYVILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. is the Show in the Snow, an exhibition of glass artwork by students of Cherryville Elementary School, under the guidance of artisan Helen Kovacs. Shop hours are Dec. 8, 14 to 16 and Dec. 20 to 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment anytime. The shop is full of glass art, jewelry, pottery, weaving and much more. COATCHECK GALLERY Performing Arts Centre, lower lobby. The North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artists shows a wide selection of fine art in all shapes and sizes perfect for holiday giving. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY GIFT GALLERY 2855 Moray St., Armstrong, 250-309-3364. Perpetual Art Show – new artist Terry Greenhough. Winter hours: Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or make an appointment weekdays/weeknights by calling the gallery. Features lovingly handcrafted jewelry, tote bags, baby blankets, candles, art cards, wood carving and stained glass. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. Odin features the work by well-known Lavington artist Barry Rafuse in a solo exhibition in the main gallery and a solo exhibition by Westside artist Jerry Markham in the smaller gallery, as well as a series of figurative works by Peachland’s Brenda Maunders in the ski room. Other artwork by Odin artists is also featured. Winter hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment. GALLERY VERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. The North Okanagan Artists Alternative annual members show with this year’s theme Exploratorium continues to Dec. 15. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 542-8987. Opening is Okanicon Iconagan, an exhibition featuring a piece by an Okanagan artist who has made his/her mark in the valley art scene. Also on display is the year-end projects by the graduating sculpture class of UBCO under instructor Byron Johnston in Headbone’s Skullpture Yard. Reception is Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m., with musical entertainment. THE HUB ARTS COLLECTIVE 2906 30th Ave. Downtown Vernon, beside the Towne Cinema. Texturize by Roxi Sim Hermsen and Theresa Simpson continues through December. On Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a “talk the artist down sale” with demonstrations by Hermsen and Simpson on their art process and a sale of their works. No reasonable offer will be turned down. Hermsen will also give a photograph your art work and an intro to lightroom workshop this Sunday. Sign up at The Hub or email atroxiartwork@gmail.com for more info. KALAMALKA VERTIGO Kalamalka Campus of Okanagan College. Self-taught artist Kristen Cresswell shows her bold and colourful works from now to Dec. 15. Viewing can be done during regular college hours. KT’S RESTAURANT 3127 30th Ave. Art show exhibiting the works of Patricia Neil Lawton and Joan Rowan continues through December. Visit KT’s to see these two artists newest paintings. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Nadine’s eighth annual winter exhibition features more than 70 works by local artists including new paintings and sculptures. Open daily six days a week and Sundays by appointment. VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Open for viewing is Contemporary Bulgarian Printmaking, produced by established and emerging print artists from Bulgaria; The Funeral Café, an interactive performance installation by Vernon-based social performer Gabriel Newman, and Sookinchoot Youth Centre’s Tribes of Dawn. Also open is the gallery’s annual members show with this year’s theme, Exposed! Artwork is available for purchase, with partial proceeds supporting ongoing exhibitions and public programming at the VPAG. All exhibitions continue to Dec. 21.

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VERNON FILM SOCIETY All films screen at the Vernon Towne Cinema on 30th Avenue. Monday is Inescapable, a thriller about a father’s desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind. Shows at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Doors open at 4:30. Advance tickets are available at the theatre and the Bean Scene for $7 one week prior to the screening.

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Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winning artist George Leach is hitting the road on his tour through B.C. and is sure to perform rockin’ tunes off his latest CD Surrender. He stops at The Hub Arts Collective in Vernon for a performance on Saturday. Local songstress Tanya Lipscomb opens. Starts at 8 p.m. (all ages) and tickets are $15 at the door.

CONCERTS/DANCES/FESTIVALS VERNON’S GOT TALENT Grade 11 students from Kal Secondary host this event in support of Panamanian education tonight at the Vernon Rec Centre. Doors open at 6:30. Features nationally renowned gymnast, a beatboxer who placed sixth in Western Canadian Championships, and other talents. Tickets are $8/students (19 & under), $10 for adults, and $25 for a family of 4 available at the door or by visiting Vernon’s Got Talent! on Facebook or e-mail johnsonkaely@hotmail.com. ANAMCARA HARP TRIO Debi Johnson, Kate Gibson Oswald and Caroline Mackay perform on Celtic harps with delicious vocal harmonies, spiced up with percussion, keyboards and accordion, Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Zion United Church Hall, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Armstrong. Tickets are $18/adults, $15 seniors/students at the Junction Café, 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., 250-546-3901, or at the door. HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-ALONG Celebrate the Christmas season, sing-along with the Aura Chamber Choir (bring your score or borrow theirs) Sunday at 2 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., Vernon. Guest soloists to feature young artists from the Okanagan. Conducted by Terry Logan, with organist Marjorie Close. Tickets are $18 adults (students free) at the Bean Scene, from choir members or at the door. Call 250-542-8118 for info. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS The Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll present this tribute to the greats including Zach Stevenson as Buddy Holly, Ted Torres as Young Elvis, Larry Branson as Roy Orbison, Kenny Wayne as Fats Domino and the Memphis Beats Rock’n’Roll Band at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43.25 at the Ticket Seller box office, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE The Vernon Community Music School’s Glee Club, which brought you Mamma Mia!, presents the music of The Beatles, inspired by the film Across the Universe, Dec. 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre. Tickets are $26, available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Proceeds from the show go to the VCMS’s Sound Foundation Campaign. THE NUTCRACKER Generation II Dance Society presents this classic Tchaikovsky ballet filled with fantasy and magic, which has been delighting Okanagan audiences for 23 years. Shows take at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $39.25/adult, $33.75/senior, $28/student (under 18) and $5/eyeGo at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. VERNON COMMUNITY SINGERS Director Molly Boyd, with accompanist Marjorie Close, presents A Celtic Christmas with special guests Rough Pearl (formerly known as Cats and the Fiddle), Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Tickets are $10 (children free) available at the Schubert Centre and through choir members.

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ALEXANDER’S BEACH PUB 12408 Kalamalka Rd, Coldstream, 545-3131. Acoustic open mic is on every Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. Bring your instruments. Hosted by Shane Squires. ARMSTRONG HOTEL The Blue Saloon, 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd. 250-546-6642. Thursday and Saturday are open jam nights starting at 8:30 p.m. Check Facebook - Armstrong Hotel & Blue Saloon for more info. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Karaoke with Brenda every Saturday at 8 p.m. BLUE OX PUB Hwy 6 Lumby. Friday night jams have restarted at the Blue Ox. Hosted by the Mabel Lickers Band, the jam welcomes musicians from Lumby and the surrounding areas. Starts at 9 p.m. More info is at www.RauckOn.com BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 5460044. Superstar Karaoke is on every Friday night, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Come out and have fun! CLIFFS BISTRO AND BAKERY 707 George St., Hwy 97A, 8382328. The open mic happens the third Wednesday of the month. Acoustic style, family-friendly event. Starts at 7 p.m. Come out and sign up to perform or just relax and enjoy the event in the new Cliffs! For more info call Rory at 503-8027. COLDSTREAM COFFEE HOUSE at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Every third Saturday of the month is a family friendly acoustic-style coffee house. Those wanting to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Concession available. FORTUNES LANDING/HOWARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Karaoke with Brenda Galbraith every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. JUNCTION CAFE 2410 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, 5466355. Open mic is back at the Junction on Friday nights. Starts at 7 p.m. Great food and entertainment. First timers welcome. LONGHORN PUB 4513 25th Ave., 542-9222. Spotlight Karaoke DJ Entertainment every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Friday is DJ music. Saturday is country DJ music. Sunday is an open mic jam session, 19-plus. OKANAGAN CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING 2913 29th Ave., 250-549-4399. New Vibes Jam Night takes place on the first Friday of every month. Jam, perform and enjoy great music with Randle Fox. Admission is $2.                   ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Sunday jams take place from 2 to 5 p.m. SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. The Sunday afternoon jam, hosted by the New Classics, takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. TORO’S PUB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Thursday night is karaoke with Anita. Come out and show your talent.

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ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE CLUB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Dance in the Spitfire Lounge tonight to the live music of Cheaper than A Porsche from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Saturday, celebrate Christmas with live music by No Bad Days and a surf ‘n turf dinner. $25 per person. Group seating. Reservations required. BOURBON STREET BAR AND GRILL Prestige Inn, 4411 32nd St. Les Copeland and Cameron Ward play every Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m. BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Saturday at 9 p.m. metal bands Odinfist and Cast Into Ashes rock the rafters. No cover.

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THE HUB ARTS COLLECTIVE 2906 30th Ave. Downtown Vernon, beside the Towne Cinema. Guitarist/singer George Leach brings his Let it Go tour to Vernon Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. Cutting edge violinists Kytami and Michael Fraser take everything you previously thought about the violin and turn it on its head when they bring their Beats, Strings & Life Tour to The Hub on Sunday. Doors opens at 8 p.m. and cover is $12. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), Ashton Creek. 8386700. Dec. 14 and 15 is hometown blues with the Dan Engelland Blues Band. Starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $10. RIVERFRONT PUB Hwy. 97A, Grindrod. 838-7261. The Haywires Country Dance Band appear at the Riverfront for a night of dining and dancing, tonight at 8 p.m. Wear your cowboy hats. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Saturday is live music by Don Herting. SNEAKERS PUB in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Kelowna blues harp master Sherman Doucette and his Tankful of Blues play Sneakers tonight and Saturday at 9 p.m. No cover. VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 - 31st St. Dec. 15, Kelowna vocalist Anna Jacyszyn and the Jazz Café Band perform jazz tunes infused with seasonal classics. Doors open at 7:15, concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 available at Bean Scene and Bean to Cup and at vernonjazzclub.ca.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sparkling Hill Resort presents Rodgers And Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music with the Okanagan

Symphony, tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $41/adult, $39/senior, student 16 and under at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, ww.ticketseller.ca. TREASURE ISLAND W.L. Seaton Secondary School’s 27th Street Theatre company presents the Robert Louis Stevenson classic tonight, Saturday, Dec. 12 to 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 for at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults and $7 students/seniors. Reserve at 250-542-3361, or purchase at the school’s main office. Audience members are encouraged to dress up as pirates. The best dressed at each show will win a prize. A SPALLUMCHEEN CHRISTMAS MYSTERY Saturday at 7 p.m. students and staff of the North Okanagan Junior Academy present this original musical theatre production set in the 1920s in Spallumcheen. The play centers on the reactions of townspeople when a stranger arrives in their community. Event is free. School is located at 4699 South Grandview Flats Rd. Call 250-546-8330 for info. A CHRISTMAS CAROL Monster Theatre offers a thrilling new take on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale featuring puppets, songs, dance numbers and flying ghosts that the whole family can enjoy. Two shows Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. All seats $12 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. CARAVAN FARM THEATRE presents as its Winter Sleigh Ride Production Old Nick, by Michael Rinaldi & TJ Dawe, directed by Courtenay Dobbie. Hop on a horse drawn sleigh with family and friends to witness the true story of how our modern day Santa and Christmas traditions came to be. Shows nightly at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 11 to 31. Tickets at the Ticket Seller, ticketseller.ca.

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Still caring for the animals KATHERINE MORTIMER Morning Star Staff

In seven years, one pair of cats and their offspring can produce more than 400,000 kittens. That’s a statistic that Reid Harvey would like to try and change. As the new president of the Vernon and District Animal Care Society (VDACS), Harvey is continuing to stress the nonprofit group’s message of the importance of spaying and neutering while providing financial assistance to low-income pet owners who can’t afford the procedures. “The message is slowly getting out there about spay/neuter, especially when you think that our group alone has fixed about 10,000 cats,” said Harvey. “We hear lots of different reasons for not fixing those cute kitties, including the ‘I would like my children to see the miracle of birth’ reason. I wonder if they realize the tragic life and eventual death that very often follows when the kittens are not adopted. “There are so many strays and unwanted, abandoned pets out there that it should be mandatory that everyone has their pet spayed or neutered. We would still not run out of adoptable, available pets for years and years. If that sound harsh, I guess it is, but one just has to get involved in any organization like this to become truly aware of how bad the situation really is.” The Interior sales rep for a Surreybased hearth products distributor, Harvey takes over from VDACS founder and outgoing president Heather Pettit, who has retired and moved to the coast. He and his wife got involved with the group as volunteers about 10 years ago. “We started talking to Heather and being animal lovers we appreciated what she and VDACS were trying to do. Like so many organizations, they were always short of volunteers, so we started helping.” Harvey and his family have always had a house full of pets; at one point the menagerie included three dogs, a cat and a rabbit. Currently, they have a tabby cat they adopted through VDACS. “She had some health issues and allergies which made her hard to adopt out, so we took a chance and she has taken over our lives and our house. Now she is very healthy, and she has us right where she wants us: under her paw.” Taking over as president in October, Harvey continues to promote the society’s mandate of focusing on the problem of overpopulation and providing financial assistance to low-income families. “Often these pets are extremely important to those people and they simply cannot afford to pay full retail for the surgery,

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March 28: Born to Cheryl Courchene and Andrew Howes of Langley, B.C., a girl, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Zoe Elizabeth Anne Howes. A sister for Samuel, 3. A granddaughter for Len and Diana Courchene of Vernon, B.C., Frankie Addison of Surrey, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Buzz Cross of Surrey. Sept. 16: Born to Farren and Melanie Horsley of Vernon, a boy, 5 lbs. 11 oz., named Samuel Arthur. A brother for Ethan, 3 1/2. A grandson for Bev and Guy Morris of Vernon, B.C., Rod Horsley of Falkland, B.C., Karen Embree of Edmonton, Alta. A greatgrandson for Art and Helen Horsley, Ernie and Freda Martin, all of Vernon, B.C. Oct. 5: Born to Neil and Jen Bolton of Lake Country, twin boys: Isaiah Bentley, 3 lbs. 15 oz., and Carter Levi, 4 lbs. 1 oz. Grandsons for Phil New Additions and Jacqui Jakeman, Kim and Debbie Bolton, Charles and Linda Samuel, all of Vernon, B.C. Great-grandsons for Stan and Amy Godel of Vernon, Margaret Paradis of Orillia, Ont., Art Jakeman of Vernon. Oct. 27: Born to Jed Purcell and Wendy Spiteri of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 6 lbs. 2 oz., named Mya-Lynn Kathrine Purcell. A sister for Fatima, 13; Noah, 8. A granddaughter for Kathy and Frank G. Purcell, Tim and Linda Ouellette, all of Vernon. A great-granddaughter for Ann Hollinger of Salmon Arm, B.C., Marie Smith, Maurice Smith, Frank A. Purcell, all of Halifax, N.S. Nov. 6: Born to Paul and Carla MacAulay of Vancouver, a boy, 8 lbs. 7 oz., named Lucas William. A brother for Marisa Angeline, 2. A grandson for Leon and Donna MacAulay of Coldstream, Lily and Angelo DiPlacito of Surrey, B.C. A great-grandson for Giuseppa DiPlacito of Surrey. Nov. 9: Born to Chris Luprypa and Karla Balardo of Vernon, a boy, 9 lbs. 4 oz., named Dayton Christian Luprypa. A grandson for Kevin and Joanne Balardo, Judy and Phil, Lawrence Luprypa, all of Vernon. Nov. 11: Born to Jonathan and Stephanie Sawatzky of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 11 oz., named Dane Jackson. A brother for Rebecca, 5; Lanelle, 3. A granddaughter for Jim and Corine Riemer of Kelowna, B.C., Mark and Anna Sawatzky of Blind Bay, B.C. Nov. 14: Born to Rick and Kelsey Garner of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 5 oz., named Gemma Halli. A granddaughter for Linda and Peter Stroes of Merritt, B.C., Jayne and George Galarneau of Cranbrook, B.C., Ginny and Dwaine Garner of Belize. Nov. 15: Born to Anari Houston and Joshua Hicks of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs. 5 oz., named Drayven Michael Hicks. A grandson for Mitchell Petruk, Wayne Petruk, both of Salmo, B.C., Julia Houston of Scotch Creek, B.C., Alvin Houston of Vancouver, B.C. A great-grandson for Claudette and Jack Carlsen of Anglemont, B.C.

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The new president of the Vernon and District Animal Care Society, Reid Harvey, has a snuggle with one of their friendliest cats looking for a forever home. Brook is a cuddly two-year-old spayed female looking for a new home. For more information, call Laurie at 250-545-6044. yet they really want to do the right thing.” While the society does not run a shelter, through its website it does try and assist with the adoption process for pet owners needing to re-home their pets. It also operates a lost-and-found cat registry. “VDACS is 100 per cent local volunteers whose focus is to help prevent feline abandonment and over population, which results in astounding numbers of feral cats. “While feral cats are truly wild animals and usually cannot be domesticated they do serve to help keep the rodent population down. Unfortunately there are far too many ferals around. We don’t know the figures for Canada but in the U.S. the estimate is over 60 million and climbing.” There are a number of ways for people

to get involved with VDACS. “New dedicated volunteers are needed to assist with our fund raising events and possibly join the board as current directors ease into retirement. New, fresh ideas and energy are always welcome.” New members are always welcome to join for an annual membership fee of $25. “Donations are always needed and much appreciated. Our monthly vet bills are staggering. Non-monetary donations to support our fundraising events such as the bake sale and silent auction are appreciated. Also donation of time, energy and manpower to help with events is needed.” For information or to get involved with VDACS, please e-mail to vernonanimalcare.com.

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Living is Giving and Believing in Miracles… This is the mission statement of The Miracle Bucket Society, an incorporated, voluntary

and charitable organization which began in one salon in the North Okanagan with a vision to make a difference for people in need. The purpose of the

society is to create a way people at local businesses can make donations and if their name is drawn, can create a miracle that will anonymously be given as a hand-up to someone going through a difficult time in the community. In 11 months, more than $5,800 in gift cards has been anonymously given. The society would like to welcome the following Paying-It-Forward Partners: Enhance Studio Clinical Esthetics & SPA, Vernon; Cuts on the BLVD., Armstrong; Monashee Medi-Spa, Armstrong; Styles on Mane, Vernon; and Miracles and Hair Design, Vernon. By supporting these businesses, you too can be a Paying-ItForward Partner. For more information on The Miracle Bucket Society, see www.themiraclebucketsociety.org.

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glimpses of joy, a few moments of peace and the warmth of gratitude. Self care. Fight the urge to abandon healthy habits and let the holidays become a free for all of overindulgence. This only adds to stress and guilt. Exercise the “no” muscle. Saying “yes,” when you mean “no” can leave you with feelings of being overwhelmed and resentful. People will understand if you can’t participate in every activity. It is not selfish to ask the question, “Do I want to do this?” Make conscious decisions on where you wish to spend your energy. You will be more fully present to enjoy the things you choose to say “yes” to. Take time for yourself. Don’t wait until everything is done and then rest. By then it

is too late. Take a few short 10 to 15 minute breaks throughout the day to sit quietly, have a cup of tea, take a walk or do some stretching, you will rejuvenate your whole self. Everything that is necessary will be accomplished from a more peaceful place. Reach out. Loneliness is not uncommon for many people during the holidays. Seek out volunteering opportunities in your community. You will expand your friendships and lift your spirits. Seek professional help if you need it. If you find yourself feeling: persistently sad, anxious, or hopeless, unable to meet your daily responsibilities, and are having difficulty sleeping, seek help. This is a gift to yourself. A wonderful gift we can give others is the gift of our presence. Make it yours this holiday season. Rhonda Rabuck is a registered professional counsellor at Okanagan Natural Medicine in Vernon. She can be reached at onm@shawbiz.ca or 250-275-1672.


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attend church. Nina’s family has my mother buffaloed into thinking they are the only ones who care about her. My brother and I feel like outcasts. Unlike Nina, we are quite successful and don’t need anything from Mom. I love my mother, Annie, but she pushes me away. This morning, I went to have tea with her, as I do every day, and she was whis-

pering into the phone to Nina with her hand over her mouth so I wouldn’t overhear. I try to remain a good daughter, but my feelings are so hurt. I know Nina would love it if I stopped visiting. Why would a parent choose a favorite like this? — Used To Be Her Daughter Dear Used To Be: While you say your mother is of “sound mind,” you could be wrong. The sudden death of her husband could have sent her into a tailspin of depression, anxiety and confusion. Your sister exploited this, but Mom may have been so grateful that Nina took over that she submitted totally and now fears alienating her

in any way. When you visit Mom for morning tea, please talk to her about this. Don’t mention Nina, which will turn it into a competition and force Mom to defend your sister. Simply tell her you love her and worry that she is pushing you away. Ask how to improve your relationship so it doesn’t disintegrate. Dear Annie: “Mike’s” letter explaining how important interaction is with a terminal cancer patient made me weep for all the times I did nothing. Thank you so much for printing it. Caregivers of those patients should be urged to use hospice as soon as the inevitable is made known. I lost my husband to cancer 12 years

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Community Calendar assist low-income families with spaying/neutering of their cat or dog. For more info., call Hazel CHRISTMAS HAS COME: MISSION LOONIE at 250-542-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. BIN THRIFT STORE Glittery holiday wear, men’s BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS with Gen suits, blazers and kids party wear. Great selection Sanden Dec. 7, 7-8:45 p.m. at W.L.Seaton Centre, of Christmas decorations and almost every item 1340 Polson Dr. Class topic, “Beyond Our Own is only one loonie. This week’s lucky bag #147. Success or Failure.” Drop-in class consists of Gift vouchers are a great addition to backpacks for guided meditations and a teaching. Suggested those in need. Open 9 to 5-ish Tuesday through donation $10. Special rates for students and Saturday at 3008-34th St., across from Valley First. seniors. Info., www.dorjechang.ca or 250-5580952. No fragrance please. Next class Dec. 14. All proceeds to Upper Room Mission. OLD TIME DANCE Dec. 7, Enderby Drill Hall, 8 OKANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Dec. 7 dance to to 11:30 p.m. Music by Valley Five. Admission $6 music of Sherman Doucett at Sneakers, 9 p.m. to adults; $3 students. Coffee and cake included. All 1 a.m. Contact Dot at 250-542-4042 if attending are welcome. For info., call 545-5414 or 545-4220. so seats can be saved. No cover charge. Dec. 8 VERNON’S GOT TALENT Fundraiser Dec. 7 at games night at Margaret’s, 7:30 p.m. Come out Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium 7-9 p.m. (doors and bring your cards and games. BYOB and open 6:30). We are Grade 11 students from your favourite appetizer. Call Margaret by Dec. Kal raising money for Panamanian education. 6 at 250-275-6347 if attending. Dec. 10 attend Tickets in advance $8 students (19 & under), the Vernon Film Society movie Inescapable at $10 adults, $25 family of 4. At the door, $10 Towne Cinema, 2910-30 Ave. 5:15 p.m. Tickets students, $12 adults, $30 families of 4. Amazing available at 4:30 p.m., cost is $7. Meet in foyer talent, including a nationally renowned gymnast, where the chairs are so we can sit together. Call a beatboxer who placed 6th in Western Canadian Dot at 250-542-4042 by Dec. 9 if attending so Championships, and more. Three guest judges, seats can be saved. Dec. 14 Christmas buffet dinconcession, and Kiss FM events crew. Facebook ner at 27 St. Grill. Turkey, dressing, vegetables, page is Vernon’s Got Talent, Twitter is VGT2012, three salads, lasagna, dessert, tea or coffee, all included for $22. Event is at Village Green Hotel, or e-mail johnsonkaely@hotmail.com. CHRISTMAS LUNCH, BAKE SALE & BAZAAR 6 p.m. Gift exchange of no more than $10 is part Dec. 7 in the Dickie Hall at Lumby United of the evening. If you wish to take part, make Church (across from the Shell Station on Park the gift suitable for male or female. Call Dot at Avenue) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will be 250-542-4042 by Dec. 11 1 p.m. if attending to served a great lunch at only $5/person. Bring enable confirmation of reservations. friends and also buy a craft or bake sale item. WOMEN’S ONLY DROP-IN SPACE A safe space Then move into the sanctuary of the church to for women to talk to a women’s support worker, have coffee, access computers, phone and fax and see a Book and Collectable Treasures Sale. ROYAL CDN. LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON get help with problem solving and referrals to comExecutive meeting Dec. 7, Legion Lounge 11 munity resources. In room #107 in the People Place a.m. General meeting Dec. 11, Legion Lounge (Independent Living Vernon), staffed by Women’s 7:30 p.m. Ham and Turkey Meat Draw Dec. 12 Services staff from John Howard Society and Outreach Services staff from the Vernon Women’s at 7 p.m., Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. B.C. GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEES’ ASSOC. Transition House. Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Christmas luncheon Dec. 7; tickets available by VERNON & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER BUREAU Weekly orientation sessions for new volunteers. phoning Sharon at 250-545-2707. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE Tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer Annual sale for Okanagan Humane Society until and we will help you find a position. Contact us Dec. 15, The Shops at Polson Park, during mall at 250-545-0585 or assistant@socialplanning.ca hours. Everything for Christmas and more: arti- ELKS FRIDAY NITE SUPPER Vernon’s most ficial trees, decorations, ornaments, linens, toys, popular and affordable Friday Nite Supper runs etc. Also, antiques and collectables, jewellery, Fridays at the Elks Lodge, 3103 -30th St. (across baking and white elephant table, cat and dog from Greyhound). A home-cooked meal that toys, homemade treats, gift items. All proceeds includes soup or salad, bun, dessert and cofto care of neglected, abandoned feral cats or to fee at 6 p.m. for only $8. Doors open at 5 p.m. Following dinner we have a mini meat, 50/50 draw and crib tournament for anyone who wants to stay and socialize. Everyone welcome. All proceeds go to charities and the needy in Vernon. TAI CHI: GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH If you have ever taken the beginner course, THE CANADIAN SCHOOL OF BALLET would you like to join us? We take new BALLET KELOWNA members anytime of the year. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. ALEXANDRA BABBEL’S VOCAL ACADEMY Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 250-2604117 or 250-542-1984. THE BARGAIN BIN Shop for great bargains at 3445 Pleasant Valley Rd., downtown Armstrong and support the local Healthcare KELOWNA COMMUNITY THEATRE Auxiliary. Clothing, toys, housewares, sportth Dec., 7 - 7:30 pm ing goods and much more. Open 10 a.m. to 4 Dec., 8TH - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 TICKETS p.m. Saturdays. Phone 250-546-8813 for info. Online: balletkelowna.ca Phone: 250-862-2867 HIV/AIDS SUPPORT & INFORMATION In Person: Actors Studio Box Office If you are one of the many in the North 1379 Ellis Street Okanagan who is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need of confidential information, support and/or advocacy, call VERNON PERFORMING Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. ARTS CENTRE SUBSTANCE AFFECTED GROUP Vernon Dec., 14th - 7:30 pm Mental Health and Addictions offers a group Dec., 15th - 2:00 pm for individuals experiencing a loved one TICKETS struggling with a substance misuse issue. Online: www.ticketseller.ca Learn about the complex issues of subPhone: 250-549-7469 (show) stance misuse/addiction, while increasing

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rap up a world of family fun and exploration this holiday season with an Okanagan Science Centre membership. The card might be small, but it’s packed with more stuff than Santa’s sleigh! Members receive unlimited free admission to OSC galleries, award-winning special exhibitions (like Water Works, on now), Planetarium shows, and Saturday Serious Fun activities. Members also receive discounts on programs, birthday parties, day camps, and a full slate of upcoming Winter Break-ology activities. OSC members also receive free admission to more than 300 science centres and museums in North America, including Vancouver’s Science World. Call 5453644 or go to www.okscience.ca for more details.

your capacity to support an individual struggling with substance misuse issues, without enabling their behaviour. To register, please contact Vernon Mental Health and Addictions at 250-549-5737. B.C. INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. For more information about membership or volunteering, call 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com

DECEMBER 8

HELENA COWAN HOLDS BOOK SIGNING The author of Silent Terror will sign copies of her new book, The Peace of Silent Terror, Dec. 8 at Schubert Centre pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. SHOW IN THE SNOW Dec. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m., exhibition of glass art by students of Cherryville school. Helen Kovacs has been offering a fused glass workshop with the kids for 11 years. COOKIES, COOKIES, COOKIES Trinity United Church annual Christmas cookie sale Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. Large variety of boxes of quality Christmas cookies to choose from, $10 a box. OKAN. SCIENCE CENTRE ASTRONOMY Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. we’ll look at all things telescopic. Thinking about getting a telescope this season? Not sure how to use the one you have? Bring telescopes, questions or curiosity and our expert will open you up to faraway worlds. Learn how to make your own! SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOOK SALE every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon at Special Olympics Vernon Store, Alpine Centre, 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd. We have moved to a new location, now in unit #32A, top row of the complex, next to the railroad tracks. Thousands of cheap quality books; prices range from 15 cents to $2. All proceeds go towards operating local programs for Special Olympics Vernon. Book donations greatly appreciated; they may either be dropped off at the Alpine Book Store on Saturday mornings or phone 250-545-1287 for pick-up. THE IDEA EXCHANGE every second Saturday at Gallery Vertigo. For North Okanagan Artists Alternative members only. You can join the organization for as little as $15 per year and take part in this series of free demonstrations. VERNON BUDDHIST TEMPLE The Vernon Buddhist temple meets the second Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. We have been practicing Pure Land Buddhism in Vernon since 1948. Reverend Yasuhiro Miykawa leads the services held at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Society, 4895 Bella Vista Rd. Let us share the message of our Buddhist teachings, which emphasizes peace, loving kindness, compassion, non-violence, interrelatedness of all living beings, attitudes of care and responsibility towards ourselves, and our environment. For further information please call Mari at 542-5633. No meetings July and August. PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND FLEA MARKET The second Saturday of each month at Schubert Centre, 8 to 11 a.m. Scrumptious pancakes, crisp bacon, lots of coffee and tea. Several tables with

goods and goodies available for purchase. And our Thrift Store is open at the same time with 1/2 price on clothing or if you prefer two for one. Flea market tables available by calling 250-549-4201.

UPCOMING

THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING MEMORIAL SERVICE Dec. 9 at Paddlewheel Park. This memorial service unites family and friends, who light candles, at 7 p.m., to honour and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. HALINA HARMONIX CHRISTMAS CONCERT “Sing Out The News” Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., Halina Centre, followed by refreshments. Admission by donation. Join us and enjoy some good singing. LUMBY & DIST. WILDLIFE ASSOC. monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for more information contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. VERNON & DISTRICT METIS ASSOCIATION Annual Christmas party Dec. 9 from 3-7 p.m., People Place large room; pot luck. Santa will be there as well! Call the office Fri. or Sat. for more info. at 250-545-0350. ROYAL CDN. LEGION 189 OYAMA LADIES Meets Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend. KINDALE THRIFT STORE IN ARMSTRONG having Christmas Blow-out Sale starting Dec. 10. Everything Christmas 1/2 price and all Yellow Tags 25 cents. Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2725 Patterson Ave. THE SOCIETY FOR OPEN LEARNING & DISCUSSION SOLD meets in People Place 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All welcome. Dec. 10, open discussion on “Christmas and New Years Traditions.” CHRISTMAS BINGO Enderby & District Senior Citizens Complex Dec. 10, doors open 5:30, bingo starts 6:45 p.m. All welcome! (must be over 19) Prizes: turkeys, hams, cash, plus treats and draws! VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY ART PRESENTATION Dec. 11, noon. This week’s topics include: Gustave Caillebotte and Mary Cassatt. Approx. 1 hour. Drop-in. Admission by donation. Gallery is at 3228-31st Ave. Call 250545-3173 or see www.vernonpublicartgallery.com HOLIDAY TRANSITIONS AT HOSPICE HOUSE Dec. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m., to reach out to those who are grieving the death of a loved one. We would like to share some strategies for managing the upcoming holiday season, while honoring and connecting to the past. Held at Hospice, 3506 – 27 Ave. Light refreshments served. Because seating is limited, please reserve at 250-503-1800 ext. 200. SAMPLE THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS Sample the sweet sounds of Vernon’s Sweet Adeline Chorus and the sweet taste of their baking! Dec. 12, Halina Centre gym, 3310-37th Ave. (our Christmas Coffee House)! Entertainment by Kalamalka Chorus, a special quartet and surprise guest, plus bake sale and 50/50 draw. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Admission is a donation for the food bank. Info., Deanna at 250-542-9229 or Grace at 250-545-0808.


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Sautéed bacon and Langostino meat in a rich cheese sauce, combined with macaroni noodles and topped with mixed cheese and croutons then baked to perfection. Served with garlic loaf.

GUINNESS POT PIE $13.95

Slow braised beef in our rich Guinness gravy topped with puff pastry. Served with Caesar salad.

AFTER 4PM LANGOSTINO STEAK NEPTUNE $19.95

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Chicken Souvlaki, Greek Ribs, and Spanakopita. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

BLACK AND BLUE NEW YORK STEAK AND KING CRAB LEGS $ 26.95

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Christmas Downtown …

Happy Holiday Specials

BG’s Beads

Gabriella’s

Christmas Specials

85 Touch-Up only $50 Gel Nails $45

Root Touch-Up $

15

% or $ off

★ Beading ★ Findings ★ Craft Supplies and ★ Gifts

Seniors

Ladies’ Cut ................ $25.50 Men’s Cut ................... $14.95

Your choice of 6 Dinner Dishes

Dine in/take out for Dinner and receive

inside Sun Valley Craft Market Sun Valley Mall

with Cut and Style

49

Valid on orders of $30.00 or more.

95

#5 - 3334 - 30th Avenue downstairs - elevator available

Gabriella’s

250-260-4483

hair & tanning esthetics studio

109 - 3334 - 30th Avenue • FREE PARKING at back

250-549-1515

2903 - 31st Street, Vernon • 250-542-9300 • 250-558-6854 Monday to Sunday 11:30 am to 9 pm • Dinner only … offer valid until December 24, 2012

OPEN: Monday to Saturday … After hours appointments available

Unique — Elegant — Stunning!

Stop in and have a look at our

Free Parking Open Fridays until 8:00 pm and Sundays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm the

ical pract kitche

n

the

All Footwear & Handbags

½

Every Saturday in December (metered spots and city parking lots time limits apply)

Open Sundays

kitchen

250.545.2523

3209 - 30th Avenue, Vernon 250-545-2952

3205 - 30 Avenue, Downtown Vernon

Bright Ideas for Christmas

• Educational toys, games and puzzles • Crafts • Science and Nature • Teachers Resource Materials

Come in and see all the treasures that can be found.

Serving you with good old fashioned friendly helpful service.

3001 - 31 Street, Vernon • 542-1911

invites you to

Sunday Brunch

T H R E E NEW B U F F E T ITEMS NOW AVAILABLE!! “SPECIAL” DINNER BUFFET Fri., Sat. & Sun • 4:30pm - 8:00pm Adults ...

1295

$

per person

1195

$

Seniors ...

LUNCH BUFFET

Every Friday • (11:30am - 2:00pm)

995 Seniors ...$895

$

THE ONLY

DIM SUM IN TOWN!

11 am to 2 pm

per person

Come in & try our fresh food!

Adults

250-542-9216 1-800-561-4550

3015 - 30 Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3611 th

A thick slice of our homemade meatloaf grilled and topped with smokehouse cheddar, onion crisps and Jack Daniels BBQ mayo on a toasted baguette. Served with our French onion soup.

LANGOSTINO LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE $14.95

Sautéed bacon and Langostino meat in a rich cheese sauce, combined with macaroni noodles and topped with mixed cheese and croutons then baked to perfection. Served with garlic loaf.

GUINNESS POT PIE $13.95

Slow braised beef in our rich Guinness gravy topped with puff pastry. Served with Caesar salad.

AFTER 4PM LANGOSTINO STEAK NEPTUNE $19.95

(Across from Nolan’s Pharmasave)

www.chinawokvernon.com

GREEK TRIO $17.95

Chicken Souvlaki, Greek Ribs, and Spanakopita. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

BLACK AND BLUE NEW YORK STEAK AND KING CRAB LEGS $ 26.95

An 8oz New York steak blackened and topped with gorgonzola cream sauce. Served with King Crab legs, stuffed potato, and seasonal vegetables.

SEAFOOD PLATE $29.95

Children

/year

SUNDAYS: 11:30 2:00PM

3102 30th Ave • 250-503-2322

Seniors

1195 $1095 $100

$

HERITAGE RESTAURANT

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

3204 - 30th Avenue, Vernon

BAKED FRENCH ONION SOUP $7.95

8oz New York Steak topped with Langostino lobster meat, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Served with stuffed potato and seasonal vegetables.

Call Susan to book your Christmas Party!

Adults ...

KRAUSE JEWELLERS st

Klaus Tribes

FREE GIFT WRAPPING

Okanagan's oldest teacher resource and educational toy store.

with Red Pepper Aioli

MEATLOAF SANDWICH $13.95

‘til Christmas 12 - 4 pm

FREE GIFT WRAPPING

CRAB CAKES $10.95 Slowly sautéed onions and herbs in a rich broth. Topped with Crostini and mixed cheese and baked in the oven. Served with garlic loaf.

Brought to you by the City of Vernon and Downtown Vernon Association.

practical

Christmas is here!

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DUMONT, Carolien Agnes Mary It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Carolien Agnes Mary Dumont on December 4, 2012 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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Denis passed away peacefully in his 90th year on December 2nd, 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruby; daughters, Shirley (Ray) and Elaine (Reg). Remembered by his many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Inez. Predeceased by two sons, Gordon and Lynn. Denis will be remembered for his quick wit, mischievous blue eyes and his endless supply of jokes, as well as his skill in many areas. He spent many years farming in the Vernon area of which he was proud. His advice, knowledge, and support will be missed by all. The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Donations to the charity of your choice in lieu of Àowers is requested. Arrangements have been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333 Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com

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William (Bill) Urquhart William (Bill) Urquhart was born on September 11th, 1934 in Edmonton, Alberta and it is with regret that we announce his passing on December 2nd, 2012 in Vernon, BC at the age of 78 years. Bill remained single until he married Grace in 1987, which turned out to be a very interesting match! She, together with her family and Bill’s extended family who reside in Alberta, will remember him as a man who loved life and gave it all he had! He was preceded in death by his father, William in 1968; his mother, Mable in 1990; and his sister Marge in 2010. Bill was a resident of the Okanagan Valley for many years. He always enjoyed having a good time and even lived life a bit dangerously at times. In his early years Bill drove race cars and what a lot of fun he had doing that! He was a man who was afraid of the water so never did learn how to swim; however, he still built a boat that floated. Bill did enjoy trap-shooting and skeet-shooting, for which he won many awards. He made and operated remote controlled model airplanes that he built from scratch, for which he had a real knack, and belonged to the Remote Airplane Club. Bill also loved the large airplanes and when a plane flew overhead, he could tell you what make it was and what motor was in it. He could even tell you that by the sound of the motor, if it was an airplane, boat, car or motorcycle without even looking. When he and Grace traveled it was imperative that they stop and visit any and every airplane museum hangar in Seattle, California and Vancouver and take lots of pictures. Bill loved to ride motorcycles in his younger years and had many a tale to tell about that. Some of his bikes are still around. Along with everything else in Bill’s life he was also a World War II history buff. Another outstanding project Bill was involved in was when he rebuilt a 1973 Carmine Red TR6 which he was thrilled about. The aim was to keep everything original. He belonged to the Vintage Car Club and took in a number of events throughout BC. In Pleasanton, California there was a vintage car show that had so many vehicles on display that Bill was almost delirious. While residing in Vernon Bill was part owner of Sun Auto Parts at one time. Bill loved hunting dogs, especially English Retrievers. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Bill’s Life which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Church Of God, 6161 Pleasant Valley Road, on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Al Perry officiating. Placement of Bill’s cremated remains will take place at a later date in the Bethel Rose Garden Of Remembrance. The family wishes to thank Noric House and Dr. Francis Healy for the care given to Bill over the past few years. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUENRAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

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DOREEN WHITNEY We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on December 4, 2012, of Doreen Whitney, at the age of 86 years. Born in England, she was a longtime resident of Toronto prior to moving to Vernon in 1983. Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Charles Roland Whitney, in 1999. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughter Karen (Darren) Shea, son Dave (Cathy Brown), and Anne Whitney; grandchildren Bryan, Robyn, Justin and Rachael. Doreen was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 11:00 a.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Dr. Teresa Charlton officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Doreen to the Baerg-McMurtrie Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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Curiosity may have killed the cat but it kept Gordon alive for 96 years. Gordon was by training and by nature an Engineer. He said that he was taught to always ask “whyâ€?. He was curious about people, events, the universe and his place in it. He could often be seen walking, with his straw hat, from Canterbury Court, to the library (although legally blind he found his way to new library!) to check out the talking book selection to learn more about which he was curious. Gordie was also endlessly optimistic. He often said he had had a lucky life. Lucky because his mother was the first to receive a BC Workers Compensation pension when her husband drowned in the Thompson River working for CP rail, which allowed her, Gordon and his younger brother Harold, to travel back to family in Ontario. Lucky, when he could not afford to go to University and a rich but little known aunt said that she would pay if he took engineering. He never felt life had dealt him a blow that his father died when he was only two years old nor that the aunt died after had had been to university only one year and would have to drop out. He did finish his degree in Metallurgical Engineering by working every other year for INCO in Copper Cliff Ontario, and his luckiest moment came when he met Elizabeth Major there. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this fall. After he and Betty were married Gordon taught at the University of Toronto and then joined Alcan Aluminum working as an executive and moving to Arvida Quebec, then Kingston Ontario, MontrĂŠal and Toronto. He would say his luckiest move was to Vernon in 1973, where he soon retired and became involved in the community as president of the Chamber of Commerce, served two terms as alderman on council, served on boards of the Hospital, The Gateby, and Okanagan College . Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty, children ; Jane Godfrey (Keith) , Lachlan ( Heather) and Maureen ( Richard). He will be sadly missed for his wisdom and stories by his grandchildren; Heather, Mark, Danielle, Blaise and Michael. His only brother Harold Clement, passed away this year. Gordon’s respect for women and his belief that they were able to do whatever job they chose was ahead of its time. This came from the high esteem he held for his mother, Alice Clement, who taught school while looking after her two young sons, ran a farm and went on to be the first woman to serve as Mayor in an Ontario city (Meaford) We would like to express our gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff of 3West and ER as well as Drs. Concannon, Marks, Smith, Secretan, and Hughes. A special and heartfelt thank you to the wonderful folks at Canterbury and Conswelo. A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be held at 2 pm Saturday, Dec 8th, Canterbury Court - 3011Gateby Place

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Peggy Ann Youden December 6 1939 May 19 2012 My Mama. She’s the kind is grandmother you’d wish for. She was a loving, kind, generous, beautiful woman. I love you Mama, my grandma, my friend, my hero. Everyone here wishes you a Happy Birthday. We love and miss you so much. It will never be easy without you but your spirit is all around us keeping us strong. You are our angel in heaven and we raise our glasses to you. Love you to the moon and back..... Lindsay and family xo

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1974 - 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Shanon Nolting of Armstrong, BC at the age of 38 after a six month battle with cancer. Eric is survived by his lovely wife Shannon and two beautiful children: Brody, 4 and Ellie, 2; parents Erich Nolting Sr. of Key Largo, FL and Christa VomSchemm of Kelowna, BC; siblings Dennis of Yellowknife, NWT, Diana of Kelowna, BC, Lauren of New York City, NY, Syke of Edmonton, AB and in-laws Lennie Whitely & Tony Walton of White Rock. Eric was born June 10, 1ďż˝74 in Yellowknife where his initial interest in ďż˝lying began. ďż˝e also spent many of his younger years in Cranbrook where he developed so many beautiful friendships. Eric ďż˝lew all over the world until reaching his goal of a position with Air Canada this past February, operating out of the Vancouver base. Eric and family moved back to the North Okanagan where they were happy to call home. Eric has many loving friends and family over a broad area, all of whom will dearly miss his big warm heart, positive attitude and friendly nature. Eric’s continuous strive to always achieve his goals led him to a tactical plan to combat his disease. Eric’s spirit and determination was contagious as family, friends and strangers rallied with “Eric’s Armyâ€?, all helping in any way possible with some form of positive energy. The communities of the North Okanagan and Yellowknife are thanked for their involvement in fundraisers to support the Nolting family and Eric’s medical support from initial diagnosis onward. A Celebration of Eric’s Life will be held at ďż˝addlewheel ďż˝all, ďż˝7801 Okanagan Landing Roadďż˝ Vernon, BC on December 8th, 2012 at 7:00pm. Shannon and family encourage all who knew and loved Eric to attend and share fond memories of him at this special gathering. In lieu of ďż˝lowers donations may be made to the trust fund for Eric’s children at Scotiabank with details to be posted on ďż˝ealing Eric Facebook page. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca or at the ďż˝ealing Eric Facebook page. Arrangements entrusted to: ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ÂŽ Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN

Graymont’s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team.  A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture. Additional skills required: t&MFDUSJDJBOXJUIJOEVTUSJBMFYQFSJFODFSFRVJSFEUPXPSLBUUIF(SBZNPOU1BWJMJPO Lime Plant. t.VTUCFDPNFFOHBHFEJODPOUJOVPVTJNQSPWFNFOUBOEXJMMJOHUPXPSLJOBUFBN environment. t3FHVMBSTIJGUTXJMMCFISTEBZGSPN.POEBZUP'SJEBZoTUFBEZEBZTIJGU t.VTUCFXJMMJOHUPXPSLPWFSUJNFXIFOSFRVJSFE t8BHFTBOECFOFÜUTBTQFSUIFDPMMFDUJWFBHSFFNFOU t-PDBUFEJO1BWJMJPO#$TJUVBUFECFUXFFO$BDIF$SFFLBOE-JMMPPFU #$ Qualified applicants please submit your resume to:  jking@graymont.com or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

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Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Pets

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Snowclearing

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS?

DRIVER BFI Canada is seeking a FT residential garbage truck driver. The successful applicant should be strong, dependable, punctual & diligent. A minimum Class 3 license is required. Please email resumes with drivers abstract to robert.hurdle@bficanada.com

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430

REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653.www.4pillars.ca

BOOK your snow removal, both commercial and private. Strata’s, parking lots, driveways, yards and more. We do it all. Call Teale’s at 250-5585622; 250-558-9212 or email for a quote tealeswus@shaw.ca.

Relief is only a call away! Call Harry Martens or Marie Harding Estate Administrators at 250-545-2136 to set up your FREE consultation in Vernon. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 202-2706 30th Street, Vernon , BC V1T 2B6

LOOKING FOR

EXPERIENCED INSULATION INSTALLERS MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION, MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH BC BUILDING CODES & ABLE TO WORK AS A SUBCONTRACTOR. OWN TOOLS AND STILTS WILL BE EXPECTED. LOOKING FOR

EXPERIENCED ESTIMATOR

MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, HAVE INSULATION EXPERIENCE AND BE FAMILIAR WITH BC BUILDING CODES PLEASE FAX RESUMES TO 250-546-6233

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ESTHETICIAN/FRONT End Assistant. Looking to move into advanced treatment? Busy clinic needs you. Training provided. Good communication skills, organized, and self motivated. Please bring resume to: Enhance Studio Clinical Esthetics & Spa 4902 24 Street Vernon BC 250 542 8807 NOCCS is redefining excellence in early learning & care. Our non-profit society is accepting resumes for IT, ECE & SA Educators. We offer competitive wages, benefits & incentives. If you are a passionate professional send your resume to ed@noccs.ca or phone 250 558 9963 x201. Part time Dental Hygienist required for maternity position, starting January 2013. MonThur-Fri. If you would like to join our office please drop off a resume at The Vernon Dental Centre, Dr. Anthony Berdan

D&M Auto Recycling Seeking fulltime, permanent Dismantler/Parts Puller. Hourly $15.00 plus medical benefits. Basic mechanical skills and tools. Please apply only by fax (250)547-2301 or by email lynne@autorecycling.com Jiminey Crickets daycare in Lumby, has a position for fully qualified ECE. Please call 250-547-0005.

QUALITY Manager wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing Road, Lake Country, BC. Permanent Position. Must have a minimum of 4 years post-secondary education. Successful candidates must have in depth knowledge of cherries and cherry grading, Global Gap requirements, as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a cherry sorting room, including quality control and phytosanitary systems. Must have a minimum of 3 seasons experience managing optical cherry sizing equipment. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from June to September and 5 days a week, 8-10 hours a day off harvest. Work includes but is not limited to developing and maintaining food quality systems, managing 100+ sorting and box filling workers while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring quality from the field. Pay range $28-$40/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Minimum 3 - 5 years experience. Benefits program available. Fax resumes to 250-549-6891 or email to squiresfour@shaw.ca

Hwy 97 North, Vernon

Seasonal labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing, Lake Country BC. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately February 15th. 2012. Work includes tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

Cleaning Services Got greasy grime coveralls? Drop them off at Sunshine Laundry Express next to Tim Horton’s on Hwy 6, will clean them for $5.00 a pair.

Pets & Livestock

Trades, Technical

Moving & Storage

EXP’D EAVESTROUGHERS for the Edmonton area. Must have clean drivers abstract. Call (780)435-1492.

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

SURE CROP FEEDS, INC., an innovative leader in the BC feed industry, has an immediate opening for a full-time production worker (shift work). The successful candidate must possess a 4th Class Power Engineering certificate. We offer an industry leading wage & benefits package. Please submit resume to: Production Manager, Sure Crop Feeds Inc., PO Box 250, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 or fax (250)838-6990.

Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 No Job Too Small - Drywall finishing & sprayed ceilings. Call Vern at (250)307-7894.

Services

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Painting & Decorating WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

Snowclearing GET a jump on the weather! Book your custom snow plowing, sanding, shovelling and snow removal. 3 sanders and plows to serve you better since 1990. Call Mike at 250308-8881.

Furniture GE washer & dryer, 6 months old,white,$500 pair. GE stove, 6 months old, black. $400. Rose colour Livingroom set, loveseat, chair, chesterfield. Donna 250-379-2704.

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Heavy Duty Machinery

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-306-5706

Winter Cleaning & Christmas Gift Certificates Contact us For ALL types of eco-friendly Cleaning Call Melissa (250)804-7979 clean@girlsgonegreen.ca

Merchandise for Sale

Boarding Horse Boarding, self boarding Coldstream. Phone 250545-0955 evenings.

Feed & Hay Alfalfa Timothy hay, Good For Horses. 2nd Crop Grass/Alfalfa No rain. $4.25/bale. 250542-2066 CLEAN dry wheat straw, Square and round. bales, delivery avail Ph 250-558-9509 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Round bales $70. each, approx. 800lbs. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250-8386630 cell 250-804-6720 Hay for sale Timothy & Alfalfa (250) 547-6334 Straw $3.50/bale. Grass/ Alfalfa Hay $5./bale, Round Bales $60. ea. 250-838-6765

Pets CKC reg’d Beagle pups. 1st shots, home raised Ready to go. $600.ea 250-379-2207. Free to loving home, neutered 5 month orange tabby. c/w tattoo, litterbox & bed. (250)5031663 Lab/collie X pups $250. ea with shots & vet checked, ready to go. (250)804-0603

Help Wanted

Help Wanted PERMANENT PART TIME BOOKKEEPER

Davison Orchards is looking for a dependable, committed individual who is highly organized and has up-to-date bookkeeping experience. Candidates must be efficient in Simply Accounting and Microsoft Excel, be independent and self motivated. Ideal candidates will be willing to learn new skills with the flexibility to work with the seasonal cycles of Davison Orchards.

Sesame is a 6 year old spayed female. Sesame is a beautiful cat with a soft silver spotted coat. She likes the indoors and prefers human company. For more info or to adopt Sesame please call Crescent Falls Vets @ 250-545-8200. Purebred Beagles all females 8 weeks old, $600.ea (250)546-9571

Poultry

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 Furniture Emporium WANTED: Good used Medical equipment, walkers, power lift chairs, scooters and other items. Phone 250-545-0240

Pullets, 16 week old layer chickens,Isa Brown.Non Medicated, ready to start laying $15. 250-549-5060 evenings

Merchandise for Sale

Firearms Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around for the Sportsman’s Christmas Wish List, Kel, 4-1691 Powick 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Free Items FREE BLACK walnut for fire wood or other. Bring own chain saw. 3104, 26th Street in the front yard.

Firewood/Fuel Firewood for sale, cut to length, split & delivered $150/ cord. 1-250-547-6533 lv msg.

Livestock

Livestock

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

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Art Objects

Send your cover letter and resume to laura@davisonorchards.ca.

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Misc. for Sale CRYSTALS, silver gemstone JEWELLERY, self help BOOKS and unique GIFTS for all 170 Lakeshore Dr NE Downtown Salmon Arm

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 Christmas dishes for 8 plus extras pcs. $50. (Less than half) used once. Bassinet pristine cond. $40. 778-475-1213. CHRISTMAS TREES Experience the magic of Christmas Ranch U-Cut. Cut your own tree (5-8’) or choose a pre-cut cultured tree (6-13’) tall. Fresh Wreathes, Swags, etc. Highway 6 past Lavington to Dure Meadow Rd. Follow signs to 172 Horner Rd., 250547-6028, christmasranch.ca CORT acoustic steel string guitar with cutaway, grover tuners and Fishman Pickup. Beautiful wood and sound. Must be seen and played to appreciate. $500 Call 250-517-8087

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Free Scrap removal. All metals & cars. No microwaves or t.v.s. Minimum p/u load. 250-546-9536, 250-309-6107 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? HUMIDIFIER. Paid $80-$90, asking $40. (250)545-1446 NEED BUILDING PLANS In 2013. New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250558-8791 Need Christmas Cash? Lifetime Collector seeks old Antique fishing reels & tackle... Anything fishy! All quality items bought with cash! Please call Craig (250)5428405, 250-308-3742 New Ital soft stylish light grey all leather couch, contemporary style, $500. 250-306-4135

Vacuums, Filter Queen, power head, hoses & tools for People with Allergies, $100. & up. Guaranteed. Also 30’ Central vacuum hoses with 2way switch $75. 3way switch $100. 250-549-3352

Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around for the Sportsman’s Christmas Wish List, Kel, 4-1691 Powick 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Snowboard Package- 155 cm Ride Vista board with bindings. Thirty two boots size 7.5. Bolle helmet with Spy goggles. Awesome deal at only $300! 250.307.4478 Solid Oak Cabinet $399.; Bakers Cabinet $599.; Parrot Cage $129.; (250)548-3342 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815

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

Apt/Condos for Sale

Youth Burton ski pants, red, size Large(14-16). Like new. 250-308-7671.

Country living, large 2 bdrm apartment, n/s, $750. Util incl., avail Dec 1. 250-260-0217.

For Sale By Owner Misc. Wanted I like to buy $100 coins, coin collections & specialty foreign coins. Todd 250-864-3521 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED Dodge Dually 3500 4x4 or 2500,diesel 94-2002 models.Prefer 12v automatic. Bob (403)703-4777 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

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Houses For Sale BETTER THAN NEW Completely Redone Beauty 2200sq ft, 1 level. Many features not found in a new home in this price range. 9 top of the line appls. 4 rooms with F/P, built in wall to wall entertainment center, huge garage & much more. Quiet country setting, in a great, friendly, active community. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed. Must be seen to be appreciated. $498,900. Motivated to sell bring all offers! Open house: 186 Crown Crescent Vernon area. Sat, 1pm-3pm or call for appt. 1-403-540-2991. Estate Sale! Level Entry, 3bdrm up, 2bdrm down, 2912sq.ft., In-law suite, 2 car garage, quick possession $349,600. (250)545-8152

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Open Houses SUNDAY 1-4. Condo 1080sqft 2bed/2bath 101-3705-30 Ave. More information & photos at OKHomeseller.com #26730 Close to town. MUST SEE. Fresh paint. Move in ready! $179,000. 250-545-2983/1130

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS 1604 31st Street

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BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS

1 & 2 Bedroom available

… in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each floor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P, N/S. To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977

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1 bedroom, newly redone $600. Adult, quiet person only please. For Dec. 1st, hydro not incld. No smoking, drugs, pets or parties. Call for interview 250 558-5020.

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

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250-832-6699

Renovated condos with private courtyard — enjoy air conditioning and large deck, located in a convenient location right in the heart of Vernon. Affordable family living. In-house manager. Ask about rental incentives. 2 bdrm … $825 per month 3 bdrm … $925 per month To view, please call:

250-503-1257

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ALEXIS PARK 5168 Haynes Road 4211 - 34 Street Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 Sunday, 3:30-5:00 $269,900 $385,000

ARMSTRONG CITY 1553 Eagle Rock Road Saturday, 10:00-12:00 8, 3910 - 32 Avenue $384,000

CITY CITY 202, 3301 Centennial Drive 3616 Centennial Drive Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $328,000 $129,900 COLDSTREAM

WEEK-END DRIVE ENDERBY

EAST HILL EAST HILL 1301 - 35 Avenue 4400 Wellington Drive Sunday, - 4:00 Sunday,2:00 1:00-3:00 $449,000 $346,900 1103 - 43 Avenue

OKANAGAN LANDING 173 Salmon Arm Drive 43, 7760 OK Landing Road Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $579,000 $239,000 31, 2727 Lakeshore Road

Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $219,900 128, 3780 Schubert Rd

COLDSTREAM 16506 Kalamalka Road Sunday, 1:00-3:00 108, 110 Kalamalka Lake Rd $799,000 Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $195,000 11709 Husband Road

2102 - 181:00-3:00 Street Sunday, Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 FOOTHILLS $298,000 453 Fortress Crescent

MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN Sunday, 1:00-3:00 1083 $124,500 Mt Fosthall Sunday, 2:30 - 3:30 53, 5484 - 25 Avenue $459,000 Sunday, 12:00-2:00

2901 - 41 Avenue 12:00 27,Sunday, 3805 Patten Drive - 1:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $244,900

$659,900 10377 Warren Road Sunday, EAST HILL2:30 - 3:30 3803 - 12 Street $719,000

Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN $249,000 954 Mt Begbie

5, 3804 BELLA VISTA- 32 Avenue 6809 Cameo Drive Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $179,900 $519,000

DESERT COVE 3704 --105Street 5010 Avenue Sunday, 1:00-3:00 Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $639,900 $489,000

OKANAGAN LANDING 1000 Snowberry Road 93, 7760 OK Landing Road Sun/Wed/Thur, 11:00-3:00 $367,838 Sunday, 1:00 to- $399,896 3:00 $499,900 PREDATOR RIDGE

Sat & Sun, 12:30-3:30 starting at $289,000

starting at $379,900

8, 4800 Heritage Drive Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $189,000

Sunday, 1:30-3:00

Sunday, 12:00-2:00 $374,900

4208 - 13 Street Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $339,000

Sunday, 12:30-1:45 12,$469,900 2305 - 23 Street

Sunday, 2:15-3:30

12,$469,900 1400 - 14 Avenue Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 NEWPORT BEACH 5, 12069 Westside Road $349,000 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 $120,000

4104 Cascade Drive Sunday, 1:15 - 2:15 $479,900

$119,900

108 Falcon Point Way

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 THE RISE $825,000 331 Cordon Place Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $379,000

The

CLIFFS

1 bdrm suite

on the top floor Rent includes: Heat, hydro, hot water, in-suite laundry, F/S, DW, AC, Designated Parking No smoking / No pets

1 bdrm - $795 On-site Resident Manager.

250-542-1701 1bdrm, level entry, quite convenient location near Schubert Center & bus route. Incl cable, parking, f/s. n/s. 50+. $620. Call 250-309-3763

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong

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

1 Bdrm Garden Apartment 720 sq. ft. of cozy, clean & comfortable living space. It’s peaceful country living in the city - but walking distance to all amenities.

250-542-7723 to view

1bdrm suite in quiet D/T location, 35+ H/W cable incl. a/c, coin laundry, elevator, no/pets, $675+DD. 250-549-4220 1 LARGE bdrm apartment. N/P, N/S. $550 & $600 + utils. (250)307-4948 1Studio, Clean, cozy, in quiet well managed adult building, bus route, f/s, heat, h/w, cable, locker/prkg n/s n/p Starting @$560.250-550-4069 2-bdrm, 2-bath at the Mara Suites. In suite w/d, a/c, u/g prkg, close to schools & shopping, level entry. n/s, n/p. Avail now. $1100. (250)503-8946 2bdrm, $875, Jan 1. 1bdrm, $650, now. Centennial Dr near Rec Centre. 250-542-1722 2-bdrm, above Dr. Office, sunny ac, storage, parking, ns, np, Lower East Hill. Avail Now, $850.+util. (250)545-6761 2bdrm East Hill, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry. Immediate, 250-260-5870. 2 bdrm in 6plex, $800 util incl., Avail now. No dogs pls. 250707-0604 or 250-801-1060 3bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, avail immed, 5 appl., g/f, Ok landing area, creek off back patio, heated outdoor pool, n/s inside or out,n/p. $1,000 plus util. Quiet Complex must be respectful of neighbours. 250545-9571.

ARLINGTON & EMBERS

& CENTURY MANOR 1 bdrm; close to Schubert; Seniors, clean & well maintained, N/S; N/P Call: 250-275-8066 Belmonte Apartments 1 bdrm suites from $630 p/m, laminate floors & designer finishes avail. Great living close to downtown.prefer mature renter. Some pets OK Scooter parking. 250-549-5254 BRIGHT, clean 2bdrm, 1bath apt in quiet building. Fridge & stove incl. N/P, N/parties. $695-$725/mo. 250-542-7727 City View Garden Apart., large garden area, rent from $600., laminate floors & designer finishes avail., Some pets ok. 250-307-0937 Deluxe 2bdrm condo in adult oriented bldg. near hospital, insuite laundry, lrg enclosed balcony, a/c, spacious bedrooms, 1 walk-in closet, no stairs, $895.(250)308-9402 HILLSIDE TERRACE. 39th Ave-ADULT-clean & well maintained; 1bdrm, 1 bdrm+den Rent incentive available N/S, N/P 250-545-5773 Hilltop Manor, City & Mountain views, sparkling renovated suites $625.&up 250-307-0937 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail Now. 250-869-9788

Commercial/ Industrial 320 sq.ft., retail office 3414 Coldstream Ave. 20 Car parking. Rick 250-770-0903.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Northland Asset Management Northland Apartments 4203 - 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5P3 • (250) 260-1162

1 Bedroom Suite starting at $695.00/month. 3 Appliances and A/C • Adult Building Elevator and Parking • 24 hour Dining and Pool 13th Month FREE with a 1 year Lease

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Rentals Commercial/ Industrial 713 sqft.$950 + hst .341 sq.ft., & 332 sq.ft., $350 + hst. 291030 Ave. (250)212-6807

Duplex / 4 Plex TOTALLY REMODELED 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX Fantastic lake view. N/S, N/Pets, storage & good parking. 19+ $895.00 + utilities. Phone 250-550-0234

2 Bdrm, 1 bath, full basement, laundry hook up, large deck with carport, 2 parking spots. Side x side 1/2 duplex. Pets upon approval, N/S. Avail now. $875 + Utilities. 250-307-4883 2bdrm, upper floor of duplex Private yard, Longacre Dr, suitable for quiet mature person, n/s, no dogs. $750./mo. Paul 250-540-7706 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo.+ water utility 250-550-4396 3bdrm, 1 bath, w/d, great location, n/s, pet neg, $950/mo 250-558-0969, 250-938-1957 4- 2bd West Kel., units. 2 avail 15th Dec. others avail 1st of Jan. Each reno’d. 5 appls.incl new w/d., prkg, NS. NP. $750$975 +utils. 250-767-6330

Mobile Homes & Pads 12x48 M.H. suits 1 person/ couple, n/s, n/p, w/d, ac, ref’s req’d. Jan 1. (250)542-3285 2-BDRM. Mobile. 5 appl. Dble. carport. Part basement for storage. Near Tolko Mill. $860/mo. + utilities. D.D. No Pets. 250-546-6668.

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Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

3bdrm, 2 bath, jetted tub, lg house/lot, priv beach, 5-appl, f/p, 4 car carport, term lease, n/s, pets neg. Avail Dec 1. $1850+util. (250)306-3511 3BDRM South Vernon, quiet cul-de-sac, N/S, N/P, $900 incl F/S, w/d & utils. 250-307-3586 3storey Queen Ann estate house on acreage & fruit orchard. 4bdrm + den in heritage home. 1bath with tub/ shower. Appl, f/s, dw, mw, shared w/d, gas/heat & wood fp in living room, wood stove. Formal dining room & separate sunroom. Carport, 1 vehicle. Pets neg, ns. $1300 + shared util. (250)558-3664 Armstrong3bdrm, 1bath home, s/f, d/w, garage, shed, large fenced yard, Close to centre.Ph (250)376-2966 Coldstream 3bdrm house, bsmnt, 2 car garage, $1200 + util. N/S N/P. Avail now. 250542-9591 North BX, very nice view, 5bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, ns/np $1500 + util., avail Now. 250558-2988 Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util., n/s, n/p, 250-548-3378.

1 bdrm, $650 includes util., n/p, n/s, private entry, cable. Avail now. 250-503-1350. 1BDRM bright self-contained ste on main flr. Prkg, w/d, f/s. N/P, N/S. Suits 1 person. $750 incl utils. Jan 1. 250-308-8806 1bdrm, sep/entr, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS WD util/incl $700. 545-6090 2BD, Enderby, newer large, open, view, incl. utils, laundry rm, must see. $950/mo. (250)838-0072 2bdrm 1bath, laundry. COMPLETELY renovated! N/S. $850+shared utils. 250503-1554, 250-307-6210 2bdrm $870.; & 3bdrm $1070. in 4plex. n/s, n/p. Utils/laundry incl. Avail now, 250-938-8576 2 bdrm,Coldstream, level entry, n/p, n/s, Single $800. Double $1,000. Util incl., Avail Dec 1. Own laundry. 250-9383587. 2bdrm, Rural 7km to Enderby, 1200sq’, level ent, incl utils. Suits working or retired couple $790. 1-250-838-7383 eve’s. Armstrong- 1bdrm bsmn’t suite, sep entry with f/s, w/d. $700/mo utils incl. Avail now. NS & N/dogs. 250-546-8260 or 250-307-7925 Brand new 1bdrm 1bath, storage, prkg in driveway. N/s, n/p, n/party. Near bus rte. $675 utils incl. Avail Jan 1. Ref Req. (250)351-5591 Enderby(rural)bachelor $450. 1bdrm $650. Also, both incl all util, sat/int., 250-558-9171. Large 1-bdrm, f/s/dw, shared laundry, $700. Incl, cable, util, internet, n/p, n/s, no parties, suits 1 quiet female, Avail now 250-558-0142 leave message Lrge 1bdrm, Coldstream priv ent, near College/Kal Lake, quiet, single, ns/np, avail now $600. 250-545-7196, 550-6073

2bdrm, Armstrong,w/d, f/s, new flrs, sep ent, avail immed, $900. incl util. n/s, n/p, ref’s & Deposit req’d. 250-306-9909

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250549-0644 1bdrm in shared house, parking, np, $500 per mo all util incl. 250-546-6035 Private room overlooking Swan Lake. Includes tv, internet, phone,fully furnished,suit student or independent person must like dogs. $500. 250309-0483

Storage Cheapest Outside Storage, Cars, Trucks, Boats, RVs, Semis Anything at all. Fenced area. 778 -932-1055.

Suites, Upper 3bdrm, bigger house, 1/2 hydro $1100/mo. (250)309-5675

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3bdrm, 1bath, avail now, $1200incl util n/s,small pet ok. 250-540-1146. 250-938-3536.

Townhouses 3bdrm FURNISHED gem on Kal Lake, Coldstream, by Vernon, spacious private townhome, f/p, 6 appl. $1350/mo incl util, tel., wi-fi. Short term, 4-6months. 1-403-547-5345

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Auto Accessories/Parts 4 Ford Mags 15” $200.: 16” all season & winter tires $40.ea. 250-542-7377 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Trucks & Vans 1998 Mazda B4000 4x4 173, 000kms; INCLUDES two spares + drybox 250-306-9399 $4000 OBO.

1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Up to $100 cash for full size vehicles. 250-899-0460 1AAArmour Towing & Scrap Removal. Will meet or beat all

2bdrm, awesome East Hill, location, laundry, gas stove, covered deck, util incl, $950. 250-938-4840 2 spacious bdrm suite, avail, January 1, 2012, 6371 Rimer Road. $700/pm. Heat, water & garbage incl., 250-542-7403

Recreational/Sale 1985 5th Wheel 26 ft Komfort Exc cond. $4950 Call (403)703-4777 Bob

Scrap Car Removal

2bdrm, Armstrong, w/d, f/s, sep ent, avail Now, $850. n/s, n/p, ref’s & Deposit req’d. 250306-9909

competors pricing.250-801-4199

Snowmobiles 1995 Yamaha Phazer, mnt lite, also used track, 144”x2.25lug.250-838-0184.

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

Sport Utility Vehicle

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

1992 Ford Explorer. 2nd owner. Good Shape. $1,500 obo. 250-503-2347, 250-308-6598 1997 Rav 4, 5-spd, new winters & summers, great shape, $4500.obo. 250-838-0701. 2000 Chev Blazer 4x4, auto, 220K, Well looked after. $4000.obo. 250-549-3125.

Cars - Domestic 1977 Lincoln, auto, in beautiful shape, converted to propane, $500. (250)542-6851 2002 MUSTANG GT, 5spd coupe, black leather, all power options, keyless entry, tinted glass, MACH system 6CD, new tires (only used 2 months), like new condition inside & out, lady driven, 2nd owner, summer driven. Only $5500. 250-351-5478.

Trucks & Vans 1997 Ford Ranger XLT v6 auto, 2-wd, supercab canopy, 235Khwy $2900.250-540-8259

2009 Pontiac Wave, 4dr sedan auto, 4cyl, 50,000km. Like new! $7,400. (250)550-6431

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2002 Honda Odyssey, auto, loaded,199K, gold, stow-away rear seat, 1 owner, very clean, $6300. (250)938-2686

Adult Escorts 250-307-8174. Krystal 20, Paris 23, Lily 24, Jasmine 28, Jina 45. In/out Up scale Discreet, Fun, Flirty Girls! Hiring. BEACH BUNNIES Be Spoiled At Kelowna’s Only 5 Star Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights www.beachbunnies.ca 250-448-8854 JESSICA- 32 hot, 42EE BBW, open minded, Safe GFE.10AM -5PMCall (250)540-8064. MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

Townhouses

Cars - Sports & Imports

Brookside Garden Rentals

2003 Lux Sport Acura 1.7 EL 4spd, auto. New stud tires & W.S. $6800. 250-558-0997 2005 Kia Rio, 4dr sedan, 5spd 108K km, winter tires, great cond. $4,300. 250-550-6431

Units have been freshly painted, new flooring and carpets.

Family Oriented Complex

Three bedroom, 1.5 baths, full basement, near hospital and downtown area. Very close to bus routes and short walk to “Wholesale Club”.

Off Road Vehicles ATV’S, UTV’s, Dirt Bikes & Golf Buggies. Kamloops Cartsplus. www.cartsplusbc.com 1-888-371-3946. kamloopscartsplus@shawbiz.ca

Serious inquires call …

250-549-4467

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250-309-1742 • 5 bdrm home on 2 acres. Bella Vista Rd. Fenced on 2 sides. In-floor heat, single gar., deck, 3 full baths, 5 appliances. $1,300. •

3 bdrm townhouse, Harwood. Renovations, newer laminate, 1½ bath, F&W&DW, W&D, deck, large livingroom. Pet friendly. $950.

• 2 bdrm reno’d cozy home, centrally located. F&S, W&D, 20x22 shop, nice yard, many updates. $1,100. • 2 bdrm furnished home on OK Lake. Eastside Rd, 15 min from Vernon. Boat launch, beautiful views, 5 appliances, 3 level deck, garage. $1,200 per month.

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vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm basement suite in East Hill. Newer reno, looks great. NS, NP, 1 parking spot, no laundry. $750 incl. utilities; $700 for single person. • 2 bdrm lower suite, 3 pce bath (shower), central, pets OK, own fenced yard, lam floors. $750 incl utilities. • 1 bdrm huge bsmt suite in Stepping Stones. Mtn views, tons of storage, F&S, W&D, partially finished areas. $795 incl. utilities. 1325sqft 2bdrm, level entry. 4 appli, N/S, N/P, $900 util incl. 250-558-3664 1BDRM home, pleasant location, deck & garden area, gas heat. Vernon, N/P, $750. Avail Now. 250-542-9154 2 + 1 bdrm 1.5 bath home in Lumby. F/s, w/d, ns, pets neg. $1050. 250-309-0088. 2bdrm, 2bath, upscale, quiet neighbourhood, f/s, n/s, pet neg. $1350+util.250-549-7066 3bdrm 3lvl TH in quiet family oriented building, $925. util incl. Near DT 250-558-6901

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Kenneth Bear

THE FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS

at The Morning Star office at 9:00 am Saturday, December 15th with a minimum $300 worth of proof of purchases (made between Nov. 16 to Dec. 14)

from any of these participating local merchants will be the proud owner of Kenneth Bear a numbered Gund™ Teddy Bear Limit 1 per customer

One of the 50 lucky people who get Kenneth Bear will also walk away with

500

$

Worth of Gift Certificates from any of the participating businesses

A TWIST OF YARN 3915 31st Street • Vernon 250-549-4200

COTTONWOOD BRIDAL & FORMALS 2904B - 32nd Street, Vernon (Hwy 97N) 250-545-3861

GOLD N’ TIME JEWELLERY #106 - 3334 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-7997

ALEXANDERS BEACH PUB 12408 Kalamalka Lake Road • Vernon 250-545-3131

COUNTRY WEST SUPPLY 3155 Pleasant Valley Blvd • Armstrong 250-546-9174

HAGEMANN JEWELLERS 3119 - 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-1528

ANDRE’S ELECTRONIC EXPERTS 200 - 3107 - 48th Avenue • Vernon 250-542-3000

COURTESY MOTORS 4313 - 31st Street, Vernon 250-542-9111

Village Green Mall • 250-542-1496

DESIGNERS GALLERY #304 2520 53rd Avenue • Vernon 250-542-5955

ARDEN TILE 2800C 45th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-2272 ARMSTRONG PHARMACY #5 - 3300 Smith Drive • Armstrong Store: 250-546-3169 Pharmacy: 250-546-3195 ART KNAPP PLANTLAND 6325 Hwy 97 • Vernon 250-542-8881 ASKEW’S FOODS Smith Drive • Armstrong 250-546-3039 BLAST FROM THE PAST ANTIQUES 3100 32nd Street • Downtown Vernon 250-549-2929 BRENDA HALA’S PHOTOGRAPHY & FRAMING 3001 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-542-3010 CANADIAN TIRE 4510 27th Street • Vernon 250-549-2131 CHICKEN LITTLE CHILDHOOD OUTFITTERS (2008) INC. 4407 29th Street • Vernon 250-549-1221 CORNER OPTICAL 150, 4400 32nd Street • Vernon 250-545-3318

DISCOVERY SHOES 3008 30th Avenue • Downtown Vernon 250-260-3898 EBENEZER’S 3110 29th Avenue • Vernon, 250-542-0980

FAIRWEATHER BINGO 1015 Fairweather Road • Vernon 250-558-6919 • Prize Line 250-558-1599

JC BRADLEY JEWELLERS 4900 27th Street • Vernon (Village Green Centre) 250-545-4944

#5 802 George Street, Enderby 250-838-9876

#12 3300 Smith Drive, Armstrong 250-546-6362

SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND On Hwy. 97 • Vernon 250-542-7614

LADIES WORLD 4406 - 27th Street, Vernon 250-503-2363

TIM HORTONS 3905 32nd Street • Vernon 250-260-3533 14 - 2601 Highway 6 • Vernon 250-260-7740 5205-25th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-5922 2501 58th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-6583

DOWNTOWN 3417 30th Ave. • 250-542-8167

UNIGLOBE TRAVEL 300 - 3115 - 48th Avenue in Andre’s Plaza 250-549-4432 • toll free 1-800-661-3354

SAVE ON FOODS 4900 27Street • Vernon 250-542-8825

VERNON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 800 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Vernon Office: 250-542-0151 Pro Shop: 250-542-9126

STERLING CENTRE REMEDY RX 102, 3210 25 Avenue • Vernon 778-475-7600

VERNON SHOES 3308 - 30th Avenue, Vernon 250-545-2804

STUSSI SPORTS 4823 Silver Star Road • Vernon 250-542-4141

Fun Holiday GIFT IDEAS for everyone!

VERNON VINTNERS #1 - 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd., Vernon, 250-549-8468

Sterling Centre

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Unit 102, 3210,25th Ave, Vernon

#1 - 100 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon, BC

250-549-8468

Landing Plaza #114 5301 25th Ave, Vernon 250-503-0616 Village Green Centre 4900 27th Street, Vernon

ENDERBY PHARMACY

Wine All You Want

4400 27th Street, Vernon 250-558-5911

IN YOU GO INSPIRATION 3410 Okanagan St., Armstrong 250.546.2741

SAFEWAY • VERNON SQUARE 4300 32nd St. • 250-542-2627

FABRICLAND 5509 - 24th Street • Vernon 250-542-0338

GENIER’S APPLIANCES 2205-48th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-0664

250-545-7776

RED TOP GROCERY & FOOTWEAR LTD. 3303 43 Avenue • Vernon (Beside Safeway) 250-542-3132

ENDERBY PHARMACY 513 Cliff Avenue • Enderby Store: 250-838-6469 Pharmacy: 250-838-0502

FORGET ME NOT SCRAPBOOKING 4705 29th Street • Vernon 778-475-5679

Fruit Union Plaza #107 3101 Hwy 6, Vernon

LATHER UP CANADA 2543 Pleasant Valley Rd. • Armstrong 250-546-0930

ELECTRIC PAPER COMPANY 3105A 31st Avenue • Vernon 250-558-1910

FERMCO PARTY SHOPPE 2812 - 27A Avenue • Vernon, 250-549-2002

SUBWAY

513 Cliff Avenue, Enderby STORE: 250-838-6469 • PHARMACY: 250-838-0502

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NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/††/¥Offers apply to the purchase, finance or lease of 2013 Chevrolet Spark LS (1SA), Equinox LS (1SA), Cruze LS (1SA), Sonic Sedan LS (1SA), Silverado Ext Cab 2WD (1SA) equipped as described. Freight of $1,500 included in purchase, finance and lease prices and payments. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty and Malibu and 48 months on Equinox. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $167/$208 for 60/48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offers are unconditionally interest-free. ¥Based on a 0.9%/0%, 48/60 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Equinox LS/2013 Cruze LS, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of $2,899/$0 and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $17,275/$10,557. Option to purchase at lease end is $11,985/$5,938 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ††4.99%/3.99%/0.99% purchase financing for 72/84/72 months on 2013 Spark LS / Sonic Sedan LS / Silverado LD Ext Cab 2WD on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 4.99%/3.99%0.99% for 72/84/72 months, the monthly payment is $174/$163/$143. Cost of borrowing is $1,591/$1,479/$304. Total obligation is $11,591/$11,479/$10,304. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. IThe Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.∞Visit OnStar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. MyLinkTM functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. #Comparisons based on latest competitive data available. ♦$5,750 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado Light Duty Ext/Crew, for retail customers only. See your GM dealer for details. ◊2013 Chevrolet Silverado, equipped with available Vortec™ 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide and WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segment. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. ≠To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice.

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SCAN HERE TO FIND YOURS

Call Bannister Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-545-0606, or visit us at 4703 - 27th Street, Vernon • www.bannisters.com [License #9133]

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Vernon Morning Star, December 07, 2012