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Arena name left on thin ice RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff
Wesbild Centre could lose its name over an apparent lack of events. Wesbild Holdings, a development company, says it will only consider renewing a naming contract if the Regional District of North Okanagan markets the 43rd Avenue multi-use facility more aggressively. “Other than the Vipers, there’s not a lot of programs there. There needs to be value for the investment,” said Brad Pelletier, Wesbild vice-president. “The value has to do with — Brad how the tenant (RDNO) uses the building. What’s the value of Rogers Arena if the Vancouver Canucks didn’t play there and they didn’t run concerts? It would just be a building with a name on it.” In 2008, Wesbild Holdings, owner of the Predator Ridge and Turtle Mountain developments, agreed to pay $200,000 over the next five years for naming rights ($40,000 a year) for the multi-use facility. The contract, which ends in early 2013, also called for an additional five-year option for $250,000. “We are open to it. We are considering it,” said Pelletier, who confirms the regional district can also solicit other companies. “If we invest in it, we want programs the citizens of Vernon desire. Wesbild did this
(contract) with the best of intentions and to be a good corporate citizen.” Jim Garlick, a Greater Vernon Advisory Committee director, is familiar with concerns about bookings at Wesbild Centre. “It’s been a problem with the building,” he said. “It was built on the premise of being an activity centre but it hasn’t turned out that way.” Garlick says one of the challenges is Vernon is halfway between Kelowna and Kamloops and those larger cities are able to attract more concerts and other events. Pelletier “It’s hard to compete in that market.” Penticton is a similar sized community and it draws a number of events, but Garlick believes there are historical factors at play. “Penticton is set up for tourists in a huge way compared to us.” But Garlick admits Wesbild Holdings’ concerns need to be considered. “It’s something to look at — whether there can be better use of the facility,” he said, adding, though, that any revenue generated for naming rights must be balanced against the cost of marketing. “There are other organizations that have shown an interest in the name. The main thing is to have facilities with options residents in the community want like skating or hockey.”
“There needs to be value for the investment.”
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Brent Helland teaches his son Carson, two, how to skate at the Habitat for Humanity family event hosted by Predator Ridge and Turtle Mountain Saturday at Wesbild Centre.
Connection in Enderby robberies considered ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
The RCMP are investigating the possibility two holiday robberies in Enderby may be connected. The first incident occurred at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at the Enderby Inn Liquor Store. The second happened at the Dollar Store Sunday. “We are looking to see if both robberies are related,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. A cashier at the liquor store, in the 700
block of Cliff Avenue, called RCMP to say the store had just been robbed by a man described as about six-foot, 150-pounds, wearing a white hoody up over his head and a dark scarf around his face. “The clerk stated the male produced a knife, walked around to the back of the counter, then removed cash and cigarettes,” said Molendyk. The suspect walked out of the store and headed north. A police service dog and handler attended but lost the track in a parking lot on Cliff
Avenue. “Our officers have viewed video surveillance and determined the suspect was wearing a white hoody under a zip up grey sweat shirt with black stripes down the sleeves,” said Molendyk. On Sunday, at about 10:30 a.m., RCMP were dispatched to a report of a robbery in progress at the Dollar Store. Police were advised the lone employee was in the rear office of the store and a lone man was attempting to pry open the cash register
with a knife. The suspect was described as about 30 years of age, five-foot-nine or five-foot-10, wearing a black hoody with a black puffy jacket, and a scarf over his nose and lower part of his face. Anyone with any information on either incident is asked to call the Enderby RCMP detachment at 250-838-6818, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be left on the local Crime Stoppers’ website, www.nokscrimestoppers. com.
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Car catches fire Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff
An early morning fire sparked inside a Vernon resident’s car is under investigation. Firefighters were called to a car fire in the 3200 block of 25th St. Monday just before 5 a.m. The owner reported his 2002 Honda Accord was on fire in his driveway. “The caller reported seeing flames in the passenger area,” said Jack Blair, Vernon deputy fire chief, of where the blaze appears to have originated.
Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire before it caused any major damage to the nearby home. “It was near the house. It appears it actually cracked a window on the house due to the heat exposure from the fire,” said Blair. The car, which has been secured for investigation, is a write-off. “It is a major fire loss,” said Blair. The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature and is being investigated by both the RCMP and the fire department.
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Keith Wyatt and his dog Jack stop for a coffee and some water Friday afternoon at the Cracked Pot in downtown Vernon.
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A Vernon firefighter extinguishes a blaze in a 2000 Honda Accord in the 3200 block of 25th Street Monday morning. The fire is deemed suspicious and is under investigation by RCMP.
Kettle campaign rings in record low richard rolke Morning Star Staff
Money could be a little tight for a Vernon non-profit agency. The Salvation Army raised $122,000 during its Christmas kettle campaign, which had a $140,000 goal. “This is the first time in 14 years we haven’t reached our target,” said David MacBain, community ministries director.
“It’s a little disappointing that we’re that far behind. It will impact operations in 2013 but people can still donate at any time.” A primary factor in reduced donations may have been a lack of volunteers to operate kettles. “The economy also still plays a role to some degree,” said MacBain of some residents possibly not being able to contribute like they have in other years.
MacBain would not speculate on how the decreased donations will impact operations such as the food bank because he says fundraisers will continue in 2013. “The community will continue to support us,” he said. Financial donations can also be made at www.vernonbcfoodbank.com or at 3303 32nd Ave.
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Internet claim doesn’t impress Cherryville communities. “We haven’t got anything here yet,” said Eugene Foisy, regional district director for Cherryville. “We’ve fallen through the cracks. It’s pretty frustrating.” The Regional District of North Okanagan has received $100,000 from the Southern Interior
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Cherryville residents aren’t convinced Victoria’s promise about connectivity has been kept. The provincial government has indicated that it has delivered on its commitment to improve access to highspeed Internet in B.C.
“We’ve fallen through the cracks.” — Eugene Foisy
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service, but the total cost is about $600,000. Federal funds are being sought as is support from the provincial government. “We haven’t heard if it’s going to happen or when,” said Foisy. The lack of highspeed Internet is increasingly a chal-
lenge for the number of home-based businesses in Cherryville and parts of rural Lumby. “People are trying to make a living out here and they rely on the Internet,” said Foisy of the need to contact customers and suppliers. “Dial-up is too slow. It’s almost like having nothing.” Parents have also been forced to take extreme action so their children can complete school assignments. “They will drive up on a ridge and you will see people in their cars trying to get the
Internet,” said Foisy of residents trying to access signals. Und e r t he Connecting B.C. Agreement between the government and Telus, there has been a focus on improving connectivity across the province. Since the signing of the agreement in 2011, 455 kilometres of new highway cellular service has been installed, and remote communities throughout the province enjoy local Internet services with many seeing their connection infrastructure
upgraded. “Expanding cellular service along our highways or supporting affordable access to high-speed Internet, especially in remote communities, are the kinds of commitments we make to keep B.C. at the leading edge,” said Ben Stewart, citizens’ services minister. Beginning in spring, the B.C. Broadband Satellite Initiative is expected to bring satellite-based high-speed Internet to citizens in remote or geographically challenging locations in B.C.
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Vernon residents still don’t know if property taxes will climb in 2013. Holidays have delayed any discussion of the proposed financial plan and a possible tax increase. But Mayor Rob Sawatzky anticipates his council colleagues have been considering the ramifications. “Budgets keep us awake because there are tough choices to make,” he said. The overall proposed budget is 1.8 per cent higher than 2012 ($448,041). Administration has provided solutions to replace $2 million in reserves that were used to supplement the 2012 budget. The options include fee for service hikes or service reductions. Also outlined in the budget is the need to protect assets like sidewalks, roads, sewer and water lines. Staff has asked council to increase property taxes 1.9 per cent a year over a decade for infrastructure. That would generate about $6 million. Among the challenges facing the city’s financial plan are $448,000 less in provincial traffic fine rev-
“Budgets keep us awake.” — Rob Sawatzky
enue and a loss of $479,000 because of a change in service provisions with the regional district. Sawatzky admits the current situation is daunting. “There are recommendations from administration to deal with aging infrastructure in a sustainable way. But we’re also trying to run a tight ship in these financial times,” he said. Council will meet between Jan. 16 to 18 to consider the details of the draft budget. “We’re doing a little homework and preparing for the discussions,” said Sawatzky. It’s anticipated council will consider giving three readings to the financial plan bylaw Jan. 28.
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The Vernon Fire Department is hosting a Christmas tree drive-thru Saturday and Sunday to raise money for the B.C. Firefighters Burn Fund. “The burn fund is a registered charity established in 1978 by the B.C. Professional Firefighters Association,” said Chris Kulak, firefighter. “It provides life-saving, life-supporting and lifeenriching services to the people in B.C.” Besides assisting burn survivors, the fund increases the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues. The Vernon fire hall is located at 3401 30th St. and the event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Off-duty firefighters will give the public a coffee-to-go and vacuum their vehicle,” said Kulak. The trees will be chipped by members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
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MP focused on B.C. election RogeR Knox
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Colin Mayes plans to keep an eye on the 2013 B.C. election. It’s because it will mark the first time in more than a decade that Mayes, the former mayor of Salmon Arm and now MP for the Okanagan-Shuswap riding, won’t be collaborating with longtime provincial politician Shuswap MLA George Abbott. Five people are vying for the right to replace Abbott as the Liberal candidate in the provincial vote. Abbott is retiring from politics. “I try to keep out of provincial politics but there is a changing of the guard in the Shuswap riding,” said Mayes, 64, MP for O k a n a g a n - S hu s w ap since January 2006. “George has either been a critic of a ministry or has been a cabinet
“There is a changing of the guard.” — Colin Mayes
minister of many things, and he has served the riding well. “It will be interesting to see who we have as a new MLA.” Mayes pointed to working with provincial partners on improving the Highway 97 corridor in the riding, as well as the Trans-Canada Highway as key highlights. He also said it would be interesting to see which party wins the provincial election in the spring. Abbott’s Liberals are supposed to be on the way out, losing to the NDP, if you believe the polls that suggest such a thing.
Mayes, for one, puts no stock in political polls. “The polls were completely wrong in the last federal election (2011),” he laughed. “The polls said the Bloc (Quebecois) would stay the same, the Liberals would gain, the NDP would lose ground and we’d never get our majority. “Wrong on all four counts.” Because Mayes’ Conservative party now has a majority government, it made things easier to move forward on a number of items, which he said the party did in 2012. “It was a good year,”
said Mayes. “A number of our bills came forward, such as cracking down on crime, we were happy to get that bill through. Our budget bill to deal with the economy was a great one.” Ah, the economy. Mayes said it’s the No. 1 topic among constituents. “A lot of initiatives in our budget cut red tape and will ensure government is not in the way of businesses doing well,” he said. “We’ve done a number of initiatives to help with that and create jobs so people can go to work and we’ll see some economic growth in our area. “I’ve talked to a few small business people who have said it’s been a tough fall and they hope things pick up through Christmas.” On a personal level in 2013, Mayes wants to get back to the constitu-
Alert resident tips off police Morning Star Staff
The caller told police it seemed odd to have someone slamming doors on a vehicle at 8 a.m. on a Saturday. Police agreed and went to investigate the noise in the 2300 block of 33rd Street. “Our officers attended and located a dark Honda with a 40-year-old man seated behind the wheel and a second passenger, a 21-year-old man, both from Enderby,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The pair told police they were just trying to get warm and stay out of the cold and snow. However, police were curious about the mixed assortment of items in the back seat and on the floor of the vehicle, as well as true ownership of
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the Honda. “It turns out the property in the vehicle is related to a break-and-enter from the Enderby area reported earlier in the morning,” said Molendyk. The two were arrested for possession of stolen property. Both were released on promises to appear in Vernon Provincial Court Feb. 21.
Medical emergency linked to crashes A medical emergency may have been behind some parked vehicles being damaged in Vernon’s downtown core Saturday. Police and emergency health personnnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision with two patients shortly before 11:30 a.m. “It appears the driver was suffering from a stroke and had sideswiped several vehicles before a Good Samaritan assisted with stopping the car,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. A 64-year-old passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle tried to gain control of the wheel from
ency more often. “I found last year, because we’re trying to get as much of our legislation through as possible, it hasn’t given me the chance to be home as much as I’d like,” said Mayes, who added one of his projects will be helping his son with landscaping around his home. He also wants to relax more in 2013. “I’d like to get out and play the championship course at the Salmon Arm Golf Club,” said Mayes. “I haven’t been there in two years and, as a member, that’s not very good. I have to make those decisions to say ‘no,’ and take some time. I’m going to try and do more of that.”
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Lumby’s strategic plans may not garner front page headlines, but officials insist they are critical for the longterm sustainability of the community. Council recently hammered out its priorities for 2013, including possibly replacing the public works building, which is aging and in poor condition. “It’s on its last legs and not in the right location,” said Mayor Kevin Acton. “We are going to get a design together before
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we cost the price out.” challenging for the vilFinancing a new lage. shop could either be “Last year, the handled through a bor- amount to maintain it rowing referendum or and keep up with vanpossibly partdalism was nering with more than we another agenexpected. The cy that is in cost was about need of work $30,000,” said space. Acton. Another With many issue on the in the comagenda is the munity also Kevin Acton salmon trail demanding and the need action to creto establish ate jobs and maintenance standards. stimulate growth, terms “There is some con- of reference for an ecofusion among residents nomic development and members of coun- strategy will be created cil,” said Acton. in the new year. “Some think it’s According to Acton, supposed to be a well- there is no point in groomed trail and oth- forming a committee ers thought it would unless it has specific grow in with grass.” goals. While the trail is “We need action extremely popular with plans and strategic priresidents and tourists, orities,” he said. it has proven financially One tourism-relat-
ed matter expected to be addressed in 2013 is signs directing visitors to key amenities like Oval Park, the outdoor pool, the museum and the White Valley Community Centre. “We have an amazing core with recreational activities and we need people to use it. We need to provide better directions,” said Acton. “The signage in Lumby is not very good. Some people can’t even find the municipal office.” There will be a new place for children to cool off this spring when White Valley Parks and Recreation unveils a spray park in Oval Park. Acton believes amenities like that can help draw new residents to Lumby.
“Someone driving through Lumby will see the spray park and will say, ‘The community looks after families and I need to be here,’” he said. An ongoing focus for members of village council will be enhancing health care for residents and ensuring there is a variety of housing for seniors. A provincial grant is being sought for a study that would consider the best way to bring health care resources together under what’s known as a campus of care. “There really could be economies of scale if everyone came together,” said Acton of meeting the public’s health care needs. “How cool would it be to go to your doctor’s office and also be able to get an X-ray done?”
Township develops strategic plan “There’s really nobody around us (in Spallumcheen). We’re going to have to rely on the She was born on Sept. 13 so Janice Brown has experience of our planners and of the regional disno qualms, concerns or superstitions about the trict (of North Okanagan).” Elected as mayor of the township in 2011, after upcoming year containing the number 13. In fact, Spallumcheen’s mayor is looking forward serving numerous years as a councillor, Brown’s first full year in office provided some chalto a great 2013. lenges, which included the dismissal of “Our No. 1 priority is to develop a eight-year administrator Lynda Shykora, strategic plan moving forward to use who was replaced on an interim basis by as a guide to assist council in setting former regional district CAO Greg Betts. annual priorities and long-range objecBut Brown said 2012 also had many tives to deal with issues,” said Brown. positives. Among the issues the township will “We were able to successfully negotiate be looking at for its strategic plan are our policing and we were able to receive water, and the potential development of three officers,” she said. the township’s southeast sector which Janice Brown “And, of course, we had our 120th birthcurrently has two major applications day celebrations for which we received before council. The water issue, said Brown, is complex and $75,000 from the government and we put it back in complicated with huge financial implications. Case the form of grants into the community.” Brown’s first council is made up of three incumin point, Interior Health has put a number of water districts within Spallumcheen on notice that they bents – Todd York, Andrew Casson and Christine Fraser – and three rookies in Rachael Ganson, Ed can’t continue to serve non-potable water. But it’s the southeast sector applications that, if Hanoski and Joe Van Tienhoven. And it’s a group carried through, have the potential to change the Brown refers to as “keen.” “With this council, I can see 2013 being that entire face of the township. “We need to check the financial impacts of much better,” said Brown. “We had some hard decisions to make but we’re growth and development,” said Brown. “We need to check the impact on policing, fires, moving forward, full-steam ahead. Everybody is keen to finish the jobs we have going.” on schools.” One of the first priorities besides the strategic Both applications require financial cost recovery analyses, which is the township’s way of making plan in 2013 will, of course, be budget deliberasure the applications aren’t going to hit taxpayers tions. Brown has vowed to keep any potential tax hard in their collective wallets. “It’s huge,” said Brown of the applications. increase as low as possible. roger knox
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Wesbild Centre requires a plan
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t’s increasingly obvious that the federal government could learn a few lessons from Enderby. At the same time that Ottawa is being accused of ignoring critical First Nations issues, Enderby’s civic and business leaders are working co-operatively with their aboriginal counterparts. “We are celebrating it as an integral part of our culture,” said Mayor Howie Cyr of the Splatsin First Nation and the Shuswap culture. “We have cultivated an excellent working relationship with the Splatsin band and there is a lot to gain from it.” There was a time in the Okanagan when the rich tapestry of First Nations culture rarely registered with the broader community. School studies were based on a European, Richard Rolke colonial perspective, and there certainly was little consultation with bands over land use issues. But that situation has begun to evolve. There is an increasing recognition locally that not only is this traditional First Nations territory, but the Okanagan and Splatsin bands are key to the region’s social and economic development, as well as natural resources like water. In Enderby, city and regional district officials are working side-by-side with the Splatsin chief and council on the vitalization project. The goal is to instill a broad community pride and encourage tourists and new investment. A visible symbol of this partnership is a proposed logo for Enderby and district. It incorporates an aboriginal pictograph. “We have amazing people, amazing art, amazing stories and a strong First Nations culture and we need to showcase it to the world,” said Darren Robinson, with the
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Enderby Chamber of Commerce. Of course Enderby isn’t the only sign of a new relationship unfolding. The City of Vernon has developed close ties with the Okanagan Indian Band, as has the District of Lake Country. In fact, Lake Country recently selected pelmewash as a road name. It’s the Okanagan word for Wood Lake. But despite all of the positive efforts, challenges still exist. Members of the Splatsin First Nation recently held an Idle No More rally to express concern about the federal government’s handling of aboriginal matters. Specifically, they claim Ottawa has arbitrarily changed legislation that will negatively impact the environment and how First Nations operate. “It infringes on our rights and terms of consultation,” said Wayne Christian, Splatsin chief. When interviewed, Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes didn’t specifically address the concerns of the Splatsin and only spoke of what he considers are the good things his government has done. “I believe our government has taken action on many fronts including aboriginal housing,” he said. In Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike to bring attention to poverty, poor housing and a lack of opportunities on reserves across the country. She has asked to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper but that hasn’t occurred. There’s no question that the issues facing Canada’s First Peoples are complex and there are no easy solutions. But refusing to meet or sticking to the same tired rhetoric isn’t the solution. If there is to be certainty for both natives and non-natives, a new approach is required. It’s a message both the residents of Enderby and the Splatsin have been willing to embrace.
Wesbild Centre is a terrific facility and it certainly has provided significant benefits to the community since 2001. However, there is a problem, it frequently sits empty. It’s a scenario many residents have questioned over the years, and now Wesbild Holdings — which currently has naming rights to the building — has taken notice. Concerned that it may not be getting value for the $200,000 it invested over five years, the company isn’t sure if it will renew the contract. And given Wesbild Holdings’ comments, it could be difficult for the Regional District of North Okanagan to find another company willing to fork out the cash. While naming rights are a critical source of revenue, the primary focus for RDNO should be ensuring the multi-use facility is booked more regularly than it is. Yes, luring concerts and other events to town is challenging and expensive, but how is it that Penticton — a similar-sized community — can attract top-name acts frequently? Director Jim Garlick says Penticton is “set up for tourists in a huge way,” but Vernon and the North Okanagan provide a number of amenities visitors are looking for. All that is missing is getting the word out. Garlick suggests the priority should be ensuring facilities provide residents with activities like hockey and skating. That’s true but residents also don’t want to be driving to Kelowna or Penticton for concerts and major sports tournaments. They also want assurances that their tax dollars are used wisely and there are measures to reduce the operating subsidy. It’s time for RDNO to get serious about marketing Wesbild Centre and being accountable to residents.
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Labour under attack
believe it is time to find out what churches are doing with their congregations' collections, etc. After all they are getting off without disclosing what they are putting that money to and as you know, churches don't pay taxes. I believe it is time to register churches and put all of their financial information on the website so we can see how they are spending money. It would be set up much like Bill C-377, but you could call it Bill C-377.1. Next, you could set up Bill C-377.2 and go after law societies, medical associations and then accounting organizations. With all of their tax-free information placed on a government website, we will all breathe a lot better. I urge the government to implement these bills immediately or cancel Bill C-377 and quit picking on the only voices the working man has. Mr. Mayes, if you really want transparency, go after
city budget Well, the mayor and council are trying to sell us this budget from his financial manager as holding the line and the best they can do. How naive do they really think us, the taxpayers — the people who voted you into office — are? To start with, the online version is 527 pages (no wonder the photocopiers are getting old). Let's get rid of the glossy pictures and all of the pie charts and condense the paperwork. If you published this thing for people to read, you are going to break the bank for publishing it. The plan states that the raise rate is 1.9 per cent. Does this include: The hospital is asking for an increase of 13.9 for in indeterminate number of years, amounting to they say $10 per household, but this is based on last years assessments. In order to fund future infrastructure upgrades, (administrator Will Pearce) is recommending council raise taxes at least 1.9 per cent a year, for the next 10 years in order to build up a pool of funds. Administration also recommends council initiate a dedicated 1.9 per cent tax rate increase, to be cumulative for 10 years (that is 1.9 per cent dedicated tax rate increases each year for the 10 years
proposed) in order to build the financial capacity of the city to deal with looming infrastructure issues Plus, the automatic wage and benefit increases for all union employees. Do you have the nerve to put this number out for everyone to see? There was $570,000 to demolish the old Coldstream hotel site. He came to his senses and stopped it. Add the sports complex that he is hoping to have built. To do this they are suggesting: Raise some of the rates at the pool. This is the only place some people and the elderly can go and get exercise at a reasonable rate. Raise the parking meter rates, the fines that go along with this and the weekly and monthly lot rates. Well you might as well ring the death toll for downtown because nobody will want to go down and shop or eat because of the extra cost. Those that work in the downtown area will not be able to afford the high cost of parking. Why do just about all the departments have a food and coffee account? Are we supplying all employees with coffee and snacks? Most of these are new in this budget. Suggest reducing road sweeping, then why do you have a request for a new sweeper in this
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their back rooms and present it to you through lobbying groups. Through the loop holes in the tax act, they get away with billions that could put our country on stable financial ground. Share the wealth. The 100 highest paid chief executives whose companies are listed on the S&P/TSX composite index made an average of $8.38 million in 2010. This is 289 times more than the average Canadian makes in a year. In 1998, the top 100 CEOs were paid 105 times the average wage. The playing field is definitely tilted in the favour of the wealthy. We are hungry and have no one except unions to speak to the disparity of wages. The playing field that is tilted to the wealthiest. Why is it you and your government want to destroy the working man and their voice in the unions with Bill C-377? chuck Johnson
Large swathes of once harvestable timber lost forever. And let’s be honest, fossil fuels are here for the foreseeable future. Over 85 per cent of global daily energy use is from fossil fuels, and nearly all of the manufactured products we use are either made from, or with, the energy from fossil fuels. So-called alternate sources (0.9 per cent) have nowhere near the efficiency and require massive subsides or, like hydroelectric, are neither feasible nor desirable in many areas. B.C. needs the jobs and Canada needs the opportunity to diversify its energy markets. The U.S. is our No. 1 customer right now, but they have it in mind to be self-sufficient by 2035. Where will we be then? Do we want economic progress, so that our children, and theirs, can enjoy the same standard of living that we have? Or do we say no to every opportunity that comes along and bequeath to them an economic basket case that they must leave in order to earn a living? dianne duperon tHank you I would like to take this opportunity to thank Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Deber, Dr. Friesen and all of the staff for all of the great help they gave me when I
was recently in the hospital. The new hospital has been a great benefit to this community. I cannot say enough good about the care that I received while I was a patient there. dwight parranto
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Local artists come out of the dark Lake Country Art Gallery opens exhibition featuring contemporary art by Okanagan and visiting artists
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A number of Vernon area artists are about show what they bumped into in the dark with the opening of the Lake Country Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. The gallery is holding the joint exhibition, Things I Bumped Into in the Dark, featuring work by Okanagan-based contemporary artists alongside work of artists from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Newfoundland. The crafting of this exhibition, which includes everything from painting and drawing to installation and photo-based work, began with curator Katie Brennan asking herself “what does my curatorial practice look like?” “Curation, the selection of what is or is not shown in a gallery, and the personal voice of its curators, when delivered right, takes the work in an exhibition and composes in such a way that emphasizes and activates particular aspects of each piece of art,” said Brennan. “While the selection of work is fairly diverse, there is a thread that runs throughout. All of these artists are interested and engaged in artistic practices that allow room for surprises, personal growth and discovery.” The show will include Vernon’s Kevin Spetifore, whose highly graphic paper work has been seen at the Caetani Culture Centre’s Splash of Red event as well as at Headbones Gallery in Vernon. Another local artist, River Lewis,
Kaanapali Beach Hotel by Emily Geen, oil on inkjet print mounted to foam board, is one of the pieces in Things I Bumped Into in The Dark, opening at the Lake Country Art Gallery Jan. 9. himself the curator of Brew Gallery in the Bean to Brew Coffee House as well as an instructor at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, is showing his large-scale atmospheric painting. They join ceramics artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, owner of Ashpa Naira Gallery on Westside
Road, who will show her ceremonial, sculptural masks, Lake Country’s David Alexander, whose sketching practice through to finished painting will be shown, along with the fantastical blanket fort installation by Julia Prudhomme and the photo/painting work of Emily Geen, who both have studied fine art at UBC Okanagan.
“This exhibition highlights an engagement with contemporary art and contemporary art issues, such as personal experience, memory, play, research, landscape, artistic traditions and abstraction, that Okanagan-based artists have,” said Brennan. Alongside these talented local
artists, the Lake Country Art Gallery is also showing the abstract paintings of Montreal artist Lesley Anderson, the mixed media, painterly collages of Newfoundland artist Danny Woodrow, photo vignettes based on walks taken in Nelson by Toronto artist Sandra Rechico, and the site specific, photo-based work of Vancouver artist Joey Dubuc and Vancouver/ Kelowna artist Kristoff Steinruck. Things I Bumped Into in the Dark – an exhibition of explorations in contemporary art opens on Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Many of the artists will be in attendance for the opening. The exhibitions runs to Feb. 8. On Jan. 12 at 3 p.m., Lewis, Spetifore and Prudhomme will be on hand for artist talk and discussion about the challenges of maintaining a contemporary art practice in the Okanagan. On Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., two practicing artists and students of UBC Okanagan, Kelsie Balehowsky and Lucas Glenn, will lead a discussion about medium. The discussion will focus on the relevance of medium/discipline-based evaluation of art in art education, the market, and the art world. Artists and observers alike are invited to participate in the conversation. And on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m., UBC Okanagan art history student Laura Wylie will present a talk on the art historical and contemporary connections that the work of the artists in The Things I Bumped Into in the Dark touch on, embrace and work in opposition to. All events and openings are free and open to the public. The Lake Country Art Gallery is located at 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Hours and information are available by calling 250-7661299.
Great Canadian Dance Challenge coming to Vernon Morning Star Staff
The deadline is approaching for local dancers to enter the Great Canadian Dance Challenge, which comes to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 19 to 21. The GCDC, which partnered with Shaw Communications to broadcast their 2012 championship nationally, is open to all dance studios in Canada. Dancers who enter the competition have the opportunity to win $150,000 in cash awards, as well as youth dance scholarships to the Edge Performing Arts Center, one of the world’s premier dance schools located in Hollywood, Calif. “You do not have to be the best to win big awards and recognition at this event, as the adjudicators are looking for enthusiasm, passion and fun in their dancers as well as a meaningful performance and clean choreog-
raphy,” said Donna Burridge, artistic director of the Great Canadian Dance Challenge. New for 2013 are exclusive opportunities for young dancers to be spotted and recruited by da Costa Talent agency from Toronto and Vancouver, as they are currently seeking young actors and dancers for commercial dance. “Each time we visit a city there is always a handful of dancers who have what it takes to make a career of the performing arts. While all dancers walk away with a medal, trophy or cash prize, it’s these dancers that we send to Hollywood to work with the best,“ said Burridge. The festival tours 15 locations across Canada from late March until July 7 when the nationally televised grand championship is held in Kelowna.
“The level of dance at these events is typically outstanding,” said Eddie Garcia, who will be one of many judges during the 2013 tour. Garcia is also a choreographer for stars such as Jennifer Lopez, the late Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert and Brandy. Currently, Garcia teaches at the Edge Performing Arts Center and has appeared in several feature films such as Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, directed by Chris Columbus (director of the first two Harry Potter films) and his latest, the Smurf movie. “The calibre of young talent at these events is so exciting and entertaining that we are in our sixth season of awarding scholarships to Canada’s best emerging dancers to study with the world’s best choreographers
at the Edge,” said Garcia. Not only are there many opportunities for dancers to be in the spotlight, but also local businesses are encouraged to participate in this event. There are still a few sponsorship opportunities left. All funds raised locally will go directly back into the local dance community in the form of branded cash prizes and dance scholarships. “It makes for a really great event when the dance community sees who is supporting them,” said marketing director. Joseph Gates. “ It’s ethical marketing and a real winwin for everyone involved.” Deadline for dance entrants is Jan. 10. For more information, online studio registration and dates visit www.showtimedancepromotions.com.
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Renée Acob, five, works on an image at Still Life on Earth, a recent Smarties session at Gallery Vertigo, with instructor Judith Jurica. Smarties drop-in art program for families takes place every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. Parents, grandparents and children of all ages are welcome to drop in to create some art, with a different theme each week. Suggested donation is $3 per person, but no one is turned away if they are unable to pay. Registration is not necessary, just drop in for some fun. For more information, call 250-503-2297 or see www.galleryvertigo.com
Lighten it up with fish
his is my first opportunity to wish all my readers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. May you all enjoy life and make a difference in someone else’s life. Has everyone had enough of all the delicious high fat, high sugar, high calorie foods and treats yet? I’m almost there, but am having a challenge trying to pass up home made butter tarts, and shortbread, and chocolates, and why, oh why, did I bake so much? Sigh! Even cathi Litzenberger so, it is time, before I have to roll down the street instead of walking! I’ve been looking at fish recipes this morning as a true change from turkey and ham. Today I’m offering dishes that are tasty and healthy, low in calories and fats. The first recipe is an easy-to-prepare mahi mahi. It is marinated in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and ginger and is delicious. Unlike most tuna casseroles, which tend to be made with canned soup and whole milk, meaning high fat and sodium, our recipe today makes its own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour, and by using whole-wheat egg noodles, which are high in fiber, this favourite casserole is made even healthier. It’s a good choice as a comfort food during
kitchen wit & wisdom
the winter. We need to start somewhere and one of these recipes might be a good start. Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root 1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon vegetable oil In a shallow glass dish, stir together the honey, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, ginger, garlic and olive oil. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Fry fish for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, turning only once, until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fillets to a serving platter and keep warm. Pour reserved marinade into the skillet, and heat over medium heat until the mixture reduces to a glaze consistently. Spoon glaze over fish, and serve immediately. Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole 8 ounces whole-wheat egg noodles 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/2 cup dry white wine 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups nonfat milk 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 12 ounces canned chunk light tuna drained 1 cup frozen peas, thawed, or broccoli and carrots 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1/2 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes or according to package Drain and rinse. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms and salt and cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add wine and cook until evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Add milk and pepper and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir in tuna, peas (or broccoli/carrots) and 1/2 cup Parmesan until evenly incorporated. Then, stir in the noodles (the pan will be very full). Remove from the heat. Sprinkle the casserole with breadcrumbs and the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Broil until bubbly and lightly browned on top, 3 to 4 minutes.
january 2 HEAP THE HONDA AT THE VERNON LIBRARY We invite all
community members to help “Heap the Honda” with new and gently used children’s books that will be distributed to benefit families in need. A hamper for the books will be at the library through to the end of Family Literacy Week on Jan. 27. HI NOON TOASTMASTERS Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Brew Coffee House. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact James at email@example.com VERNON AND DISTRIcT kENNEL cLuB MEETS The first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave. This is an opportunity to connect with others involved in many different dog sports in the area. A fun club with friendly people and new members always welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187. BOSOM BuDDIES On Jan. 2 we will meet at the Village Green Hotel - 27th St. Grille for lunch. We hope you will be able to join us. On Jan. 16 we will be meeting at the Vernon Lodge in the BX Bar and Grill for Ladies Night Out. Please come and share. It starts at 5 p.m. We would like to share the evening with many of you. NORTH OkANAGAN NATuRALISTS’ cLuB Meets Jan 2 at the Vernon Lodge 7:30 p.m. Norbert Maertens will be speaking on “The Origin Of Species.” Beyond The Evolution Of Creation and Beyond The Creation Of Evolution. Please do come out and enjoy. cOLDSTREAM WINTER FARMERS’ MARkET Every Wednesday until April 10 from 2:30-6 p.m. Local and Certified Organic products; cheese, meat, vegetables, fruit, baking and preserves. NEW WINTER MARkET We have a new winter market to crow about! The Very Best of the Best Indoor Market Wednesdays from 2- 6 p.m., Wesbild Centre; approx. 35 vendors! Contact 250-4707759 for more information. DROP-IN cRIB AT THE EAGLES Fraternal Order of Eagles welcomes you for crib every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come by and see what the Eagles are about and where our monies are spent in the community We are open every day 1 - 7 p.m. kALAMALkA TOASTMASTERS meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 4716 - 34 St. Come and gain confidence in your public speaking skills. Call Jim at 545-8814 for more details.You will painlessly sharpen your public speaking comfort and skills. ROYAL cANADIAN LEGION BRANcH 25 VERNON Wednesdays: A fun-filled mid-week night at the Legion! Come for the meat draw and play a round of pool; it all starts at 7 p.m. THE VERNON cHAPTER OF THE MS SOcIETY Hosts a yoga class for people with MS, every Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. at the People Place. ALzHEIMER SuPPORT GROuPS The Alzheimer Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivers and people in early stage of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia first Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Support group for caregivers also meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. For more info. please contact Michelle Hallgren at 1-800-634-3399 or e-mail mhallgren@ alzheimerbc.org VERNON WOMEN IN BuSINESS Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Schubert Centre for networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, buffet lunch noon to 1 p.m. Members, $17; nonmembers, $23. VWIB offers networking opportunities and inspires, educates and motivates women to be the best they can in their business and personal lives. For more info., see www.vwib.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Feature Event: Volunteers needed to read with children
f you love to read and are interested in working with children, consider becoming a volunteer with the One To One Children’s Literacy Program this spring. Volunteers are needed to help replace our snowbirds from Feb. 4 to mid May in various Vernon-area schools. The commitment is one and a half hours, one morning or afternoon per week. During this time, you will read with three children for 30 minutes each. Children are in Grades 1 to 6 and are selected by their teachers to receive this special reading help. Volunteers will need to provide a current criminal record check that can be obtained from the Community Policing Office. For more information and to view our video, visit the Junction website: www.junctionliteracy.ca. To help at a school and sign on for a January training session, contact Amy Doylend, district coordinator, at 250-549-2216 or email@example.com.
SENIORS’ AcTIVITY cENTRE, ARMSTRONG We’re at 2520 speak at the United Church (3300 Alexis Park) Jan. 6 at the 10 a.m. Patterson Ave. Are you 55+ and looking for something to do? Visit the church service. Claire will also talk Jan. 6 from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Thursdays it’s bridge at 12:30 All Saints Anglican Church in the basement (enter from 26th St.). Light lunch provided. Call Sue at 558-5830 for info. p.m. For info. call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. FREE BLOOD PRESSuRE AND WEIGH-IN cLINIc The first THE LuMBY & DISTRIcT WILDLIFE ASSOc. Annual General Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Schubert Centre. Meeting Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse. All executive positions open for nomination; 2013 memberships will be available at meetAsk at the front desk for room location. THE VERNON SILVER STAR QuILTERS Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the ing and need to be paid in full to vote. For memberships or info., call first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Leroy & Odel Ogi at 250-542-1445, Pete Aussem at 250-547-6708 Rd., just off Silver Star Rd. We look forward to seeing new and or Dwayne Hackett at 250-547-2585. longtime members. For info., see www.vssq.org NEW HOPE MEETS FOR cOFFEE A time to of the get together with others who are widowed meets for coffee Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at our office in People Place, #003, 3402-27th Ave., Carrier of the Month People Place. VERNON LIONS cLuB MEETS First and third Thursdays of the month at our new location, the William has been delivering our paper Eagles Hall, 5101-25th Ave. 6 p.m. New memfor three years and has never had any bers welcome. Call Rod Gorsline at 250-542complaints on his route 4931 for more information. PYTHIAN SISTERS VERNON TEMPLE #21 We at the Morning Star would Meets the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. like to thank you for a job very at Schubert Centre. Contact Betty at 542-8450. well done. VINTAGE cARS Are you interested in old Sponsored By: cars? The Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We welcome interested guests and new members. Please note: though owning a vintage car may be desirable, it is not a necessity. Information, call Cliff Fair at 250-542-6828, Don Roper at 250Enhance the quality of your interaction 549-8469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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B.c. GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEES’ ASSOc. Meet monthly on the first Friday of the month. Start out the new year right, plan to attend the monthly gatherings. Next gathering Jan. 4 at 12:30 p.m., Schubert Centre. LIFE IN BETHLEHEM The public is invited to attend a presentation by Claire Anastas who will talk about Bethlehem Under Occupation Today. She is a Palestinian Christian. You can hear her
ARMSTRONG WINTER FARMERS MARkET Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, Bridge Street. Locally grown and organic vegetables, home baking and breads, eggs, fresh-ground flour, fruits in season (apples and pears), chocolates, locally raised meats, handmade known for quality work and craftsmanship arts and crafts, locally pronow also specializing in duced apple juice and other local quality products. For more information and vendor spots, please call Arthur Cayford at 250-546-3411 or Give your kitchen cabinets 250-540-1643 (cell). TOPS (TAkE OFF POuNDS a make-over SENSIBLY) cHAPTER without the cost of #4844 Meets Thursdays 5:15 replacing or refacing. to 6:15 p.m., Alpine Centre, #34. It’s $30 to join, and then $5 a month. Info., M. For a free estimate contact deBoersap Refinishing @ 250-545-3813 Schmolke at 250-545-8124.
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Another Armstrong business has jumped into using the city’s centennial logo. And Yves Smith of Final Touch, a framing, printing and gift idea store on Okanagan Street, has taken it a bit further. Smith has incorporated the centennial logo – Armstrong turns 100 in 2013 – on a number of products, but he’s also created jigsaw puzzles and calendars using old black-and-white pictures from the city’s museum and archives. “We have the puzzletype units, place mats, coasters, plates, mugs, travel mugs, cups and water bottles,” said Smith, presenting his products to Armstrong council. “The calendars only have three pictures on each of them. We could do more but we are trying to keep the costs down.” The calendars sell for $4.95. Things like names or pictures of family members can be added to the centennial products as all printing and such is done at Smith’s shop. “The reproductions on these are really good,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “Hopefully you sell millions of them. Maybe they’ll go viral.” The products are currently available at Smith’s store. Also comes word from Canada Post that a cancellation stamp with the city’s centennial logo on it is now available. Sandra Hauff from the Armstrong post office displayed a couple of samples of the cancelled stamp for council.
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Kraus earning coach credentials ry, this time as head coach of the Kootenay International Hockey Kevin Kraus has a knack for League’s Revelstoke Grizzlies. After taking a crash course as an thriving in unfamiliar situations. An American roller hockey assistant under Randy Quakenbush player until he was 14, Kraus made last year, Kraus, 23, had the head a (relatively) seamless transition coaching job land in his lap in to ice skates, adjusted to life in the off-season. He is also the GM, Canada, and glided to a pair of equipment manager, and he even RBC Cup national Junior A titles put his home ec. skills to use in with the Vernon Vipers, one as redesigning the team jerseys this summer. captain. “The first three “I went public months I was learning skating once or twice something new every (before taking up day,” said Kraus, a forhockey in second-year mer d-man. Bantam),” shrugged “It’s something that, the laid back Kraus. as a player, you don’t “The nice thing was at — Kevin Kraus understand. You can least I knew the game. see the coaching part, Kraus still gets mocked for his unorthodox skating but it’s the behind-the-scenes part style, and says it wasn’t until the – planning practices, planning road WHL Tri-City Americans brought trips. “We don’t have an equipment in a power skating instructor that he really started to get a feel for manager, so I have to order the tape and the sticks and the equipment the ice. “It must have taken me a year- and the jerseys.” Kraus played parts of two seaand-a-half to be totally comfortable. Even when I was playing sons with the WHL Kamloops Junior I was still learning different Blazers and Tri-City before landing in the Viper den. After an abbrevitechniques.” The Garden Grove, Calif. native ated minor pro career – he had is once again in foreign territo- cups of coffee with the Fort Worth
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Mark Ferner and Jason Williamson, Rylan Ferster of the West Kelowna Warriors and Troy Mick of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. “I’m always leaning on the guys that I trust and always ask them for advice,” he said. “It’s always nice to bounce ideas off those guys that have been around the game for a while.” And just like when he was a rookie on the blueline, Kraus says he is having to earn credibility all over again as a coach. Probably more so because he is so young. Game by game, he feels more comfortable wearing a suit and tie behind the bench. “I’m starting to earn respect from coaches from around the league,” he said. “As a 23-year-old head coach, a lot of people didn’t take me seriously at first.”
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The Vernon Panthers wrestling team pocketed four medals at the War on the Floor tournament recently at the Langley Events Centre. The three-day tournament drew competitors from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S. “It gives the boys a good indication of their competition as they journey to the B.C.’s in February,” said Panthers’ coach Rob Eggert. In the Junior division (Grades 6-8), Sam and Joe Eggert pocketed silver medals in the 41- and 36-kilogram events respectively. “Both wrestlers had some fierce competition
from the Abbotsford and Vancouver clubs,” said Rob. “Sam impressed the team by upsetting the previous tourney champ in his initial bout.” In Elite Open (Grades 8-12) action, the Cats’ Valen Wyse upset the defending provincial champion to claim gold in the 51-kg, and Sam Eggert took bronze in the 41-kg class. “Valen is only 13 but his experience and technique reassured us that he could face any senior competitor,” said Rob. The team is eagerly waiting for the wrestling room to open in the new VSS building so they can train for Westerns, Jan. 11-12, in Kamloops.
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A pair of late thirdperiod powerplay goals helped the Okanagan Rockets close out the Mac’s Midget AAA Hockey Tournament with a 5-3 win over the UFA Bisons of Strathmore, Alta. Sunday in Calgary. The Rockets, who finished the tourney at 3-2, got a goal and an assist each from Josh Blanchard and Brett Mennear. Other goal scorers were Liam Finlay, Cortlan Procter and Spencer Hewson, a Vernon product. Brenden Mills made 17 saves for the Rockets. “I'm incredibly proud of the way our group came together today to finish this tournament the way we wanted,” said Rockets’ GM David Michaud. Lisa VanderVeLde/Morning star
Tyler Burke (right), of the Vernon Black Widows and Sam Jablonski, of the Kelowna Storm, battle for the puck Saturday in the Timbits Challenge at the Civic Arena.
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Josh Evans recorded the shutout as the host Sun Valley Source for Sports Renegades blanked a touring team from Denver, Colo. 4-0 in Bantam Rep hockey exhibition play Saturday. Nick Higgs scored unassisted to open Vernon’s account six minutes into the first period. Josh Evans came up with a pair of quick saves later in the frame, sliding cross-crease to deny a Denver attacker with his glove on a rebound attempt. Jarett Campbell, assisted by Eammon Miller and Harvey Pawsey, and Dante Nowell, assisted by Campbell and Miller, put the Renegades up 3-0 before the break. Higgs collected his second tally five minutes into the second period to complete the offence. Evans continued to stop everything Denver threw at him, displaying a hot glove. Denver, coached by former Kelowna minor hockey product Ryan Stewart, was 2-0-1 on their Okanagan tour before coming to Vernon.
Knights net Pee Wee silver
The North Okanagan Knights struck silver in a Pee Wee Rep tournament last weekend in West Kelowna. The Knights fell 7-1 to the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the championship game, allowing six straight goals before Jake Crandlemire converted for North Okanagan. The Grizzlies bounced the Knights 8-5 in the tourney opener, with first-period offence coming from Michael Kormany and Wesley Graves, assisted by Ethan Maarhuis. Down 4-2 at the break, Alex Gilowski, assisted by Eli Dwyer, scored early to cut the lead to one, but Revelstoke answered within a minute. Dwyer scored late in the period, assisted by Griffin Evans. Brandon Matvenko, with another assist by Maarhuis, scored with a minute left.
Caedon Bellmann and Wyatt Fowler shared netminding duties. North Okanagan gave up a lead in their next round-robin tilt, falling 6-3 to the Westside Warriors. After a scoreless first period, the Warriors went up 2-0 before Kormany got the Knights on the board, with an assist from Graves. Westside pushed the lead to 5-1 in the third period before the Knights replied with a single by Maarhuis, assisted by Bryan Brew and Evans. Matthew Dolinar netted a consolation goal with 11 seconds to play, assisted by Crandelmire and Maarhuis. The Knights responded with a 4-1 win over the Summerland Jets to secure third place and a spot in the semifinals. Dolinar, assisted by Gilowski at the 13-minute mark of the second period, followed by Graves, from Maarhuis, two minutes later, gave North Okanagan the lead. Summerland scored halfway through the final period, but Crandelmire, set up by Graves and Gilowski, added some insurance. Brew put in an empty-netter from Dolinar and Matvenko. North Okanagan earned some redemption with a 7-5 win over Westside in the semis. Dolinar (from Brew) and Brew (from Dylan Huber and Dolinar) pegged the Knights to 2-0 lead before the break. Brew’s second, on a feed from Dolinar, seemed to have North Okanagan in firm control, but three straight Westside goals changed that. A late goal from Dolinar, unassisted, put the Knights back in the lead heading into the final 20 minutes. Westside pulled even yet again early, but Dolinar, with his hat-trick goal, from Brew, kept the Knights ahead. The Warriors kept coming, but Maarhuis, from Gilowski and Evans, fired the winner. Brew capped his hat trick with empty-netter.
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BARBARA E. LOWNDES (NEE SYMONDS) It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara E. Lowndes announces her passing. Barb was born October 21,1932 in Hafford, Saskatchewan and surrounded by loved ones, Barb passed away peacefully at the age of 80 after brief illness in Kamloops, BC on December 9, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Phyllis Symonds, husband Alfred Lowndes and brother Ted Symonds. She leaves to celebrate her life: sons Marcel (Juanita) Lowndes, Abbotsford BC, Ross (Sandra) Lowndes, Kamloops BC, partner and companion Allan Thomas, and his daughter Jesse. Grandchildren: Bobbi (Nathan) Stevens, Fort McMurray, AB, Chad (Diana) Kamloops, BC, Corey (Shirley) New Westminster, BC, and many family and friends. Barb started life in small town Speers, Saskatchewan where she lived until she was around ten years old and then moved to Vernon, BC with her family. She worked in various jobs that gave her a wide skill range: banker, dental assistant, bookkeeper. She always said she never applied for a job she didn’t get. She and Al married on June 4, 1952 and raised two sons in Vernon until a job change moved them to Kamloops in 1974, which was the start of many new adventures. The new job provided lots of traveling and ended up moving them to Nelson, BC, and back to Kamloops before retirement. In 1985 a new adventure arrived , a Granddaughter, followed by two Grandsons in 1987. Barbara loved her grandchildren a great deal and could often be found ﬁnding creative ways to keep them busy - baking, tobogganing or playing road hockey. This love for them and their passions grew as she never missed an opportunity to cheer them on at hockey or basketball games or in the pursuit of higher education. Retirement brought a welcomed time to enjoy family, grandchildren and travel. Al passed away shortly into retirement, but Barb didn’t let that slow her down. She made a difference volunteering with Kamloops Hospice for a number of years and volunteered for various duties on different strata boards she was involved in. She made friends easily and knew the value of being there for family, friends, and anyone she thought needed someone to talk to. She met Allan and began again, together they took on life’s challenges over the past 16 years. They moved forward together blending their lives and families. Allan put a smile on Barb’s face and they could usually be found teasing and joking back and forth. Together they traveled extensively; most recently just returning from a holiday in Mexico in late November. Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, a kind, proud and supportive mother and grandmother. Barb’s vibrant ﬁrecracker personality and zest for life will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
will be held on January 5, 2013 at 2pm at 3300 Centennial Drive, Vernon, B.C. Lou passed away Nov 10, 2012 surrounded by her family. “I could spend each day in sorrow crying and wishing you were here, but instead I choose to celebrate your life.
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Memorial Service will follow later in 2013. In lieu of ﬂowers, a donation to any of Mom’s favorite charities would be appreciated. Kamloops SPCA, Kamloops Hospice, Heart and Stroke, or Kidney Foundation .
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Misc. for Sale
HOME grown buffalo meat available. Contact 250-5490716 or 250-546-6992
Heavy Duty Machinery
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
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
Telescope Package- Vista 109SE with tripod and constellation book. Great quality, view Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! Only $150! 250.307.4478
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Furniture Emporium WANTED: Good used Medical equipment, walkers, power lift chairs, scooters and other items. Phone 250-545-0240
Misc. for Sale
BUY-SELL-CONSIGN Quality furniture, household appliances, antiques, collectables and vehicles for CONSIGNMENT. www.doddsauction.com.
CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at: 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca GREAT GIFT IDEA! ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10% off! www.chillspot.biz MOUNTAIN BIKE Giant Pistol 2. Full Suspension. Small frame. Great mountain bike for a teen. Recently tuned. $1000 new, only $350. Call 250-307-4478 PEROGIES homemade, finger pinched 3-kinds, homemade Cabbage Rolls, 250-545-3667 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
up to $120. per vehicle Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. (250)540-4815 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240 WANTED: Vintage paintings, postcards, fishing rods, reels, tackle, old knives, Native baskets, old guns, saddles & gun rigs, military medals, pocket watches, etc. Silver & gold coins. Honest & Confidential! Cash Paid! 250-308-7342, 250-260-8069
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 Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556
Sporting Goods Boxing Week Specials in Effect: Norinco M14 308 cal incl. 520rds of ammo $833 tax in. Norinco AR-15 223 cal incl 1600rds of ammo $1299 tax in, other tax in specials at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6
Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale Estate Sale- 1owner, 2bdrm 2 bath, secure entry/prkg, air, gas f/p, level entry. Well built & maintained. Adult building. $149,000. 250-308-2285
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Apt/Condo for Rent
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Duplex / 4 Plex
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon
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
3bdrm 1 bath, w/d, n/s, pet neg, $950/mo Avail Now. 250558-0969, 250-938-1957
3bdrm, 3.5bath 1/2 duplex, Walk to schools and town. appl/incl, Low main yard. $350,000. or rent $1200/mo +utils. Avail now 250-309-6766 ******* OKHomeseller.com View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576
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.
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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:
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VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS 1604 31st Street
45+ Building 2 Bedroom From $825
1 bedroom apt. Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets. Non-smoking.
• NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator
To view call
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.
WESTMOUNT APARTMENTS 3611 27th Ave.
1 Bedroom from $850 incl. Hydro, 2 Bedroom from $950 incl. Hydro, +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable inc. For more information, please call
Cozy & Clean Freshly painted, 720 sq. ft., 1 bdrm. garden apt. Peaceful country living in the city, walking distance to all amenities & bus. $610/mo. Inquiries 250-542-7723
1 LARGE bdrm apartment. N/P, N/S. $550 & $600 + utils. (250)307-4948
1bdrm, level entry, quite convenient location near Schubert Center & bus route. Incl cable TV, parking, f/s. n/s. 50+. $600. Call 250-309-2201
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
TARPS! TARPS! “BEST PRICES IN TOWN!”
10X8 weave (Medium Duty)
WHITE TARPS 10X10 weave (Heavy Duty)
BLACK TARPS 14X14 weave (Industrial Duty)
Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963. Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.
Selling by auction is the most competitive and effective way of marketing new or used merchandise, everything from household items to complete estate and warehouse dispersals. Let our staff with over 50 years of experience help you market your goods the auction way. Hauling is also available.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 903 Raffan Rd., Armstrong, BC
Ph: 250.546.9420 www.valleyauction.ca
Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan
LAKEVIEW PLACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, DW, A/C, new carpets, new paint, nice view, on-site laundry. Available immediately. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. 55+ ADULT BUILDING West Vernon, 2 bdrm, very neat & clean, great location, easy walk to downtown, FS, DW, W/D. Available immediately. $800/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. VERNON GOLF 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, DW, laundry hookup. Quiet location. Available January 1. Smoker welcome. $750/mo. Sorry NP. WEST VERNON 2 bdrm older house. Fenced yard, handy location. Available January 1. $790/mo. Sorry NS. Small Pet OK.
250-542-5580 GREEN VALLEY ESTATES Armstrong
Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments 2 Bedroom Townhouse Walk to downtown From $733 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158
Apartment for rent: large 1 bedroom 2nd floor, only 4 years old, security entrance, only 4 apartments in total, very bright, central location, parking and free laundry. $875/mth plus utilities. 250-549-8109 2bdrm, $875, available now. Centennial Dr near Rec Centre. 250-542-1722 2bdrm Condo close to hospital ac/f/s/dw, n/p, n/s, Avail now $850. 250-503-5465 2bdrm East Hill, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry. Immediate, 250-260-5870.
& CENTURY MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm; Seniors, close to Schubert; N/S; N/P clean & well maintained, Call: 250-275-8066
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 2 bdrm, 2 bath, Secure mature adult building, Pictures @ kijiji.ca #440879727. $940 incl. heat. NS, Cat OK. Long Term discount. 250-309-2000 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 $525.&up 250-307-0937 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail Now. 250-869-9788 NEW! Large 2BR, 2 Bath Condo Vernon, Feb.1st. Sec. heated U/G parking, storage locker, elevator, d/w, A/C, stainless appl., private W&D. $1150/month. 250-307-6373. NS suite, pets negotiable. Willow Manor, reno’d suites. Seniors welcome! Walk to shops $625&up 250-549-9177
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon 1800 sq. ft. $1275 gross lease. Located across from Central Hardware, great exposure. Available immediately.
250-542-5580 713 sqft.$950 + hst .341 sq.ft., & 332 sq.ft., $350 + hst. 291030 Ave. (250)212-6807
Duplex / 4 Plex 1bdrm, ground level, large open plan, .cat ok no/dogs . W/D & util incl. $725. 4101 27th Ave. 250-542-4310 2&3 bdrm duplex,avail Jan.1. Enderby. $700.pm(250)8386439. 2bdrm large, near schools, cat ok n/dog, 5401 Okanagan Ave $925./incl util 250-542-4310 2bdrm near shopping, schools cat ok n/dog, $825.w/d + util 4011 34A St. 250-542-4310 2bdrm Smaller cozy 1/2 duplex, Ok Landing area, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p. R.R. $800 incl heat. Hydro extra. 250-5586106 after 6pm 3bdrm 1/2 duplex, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo.+ water utility 250-550-4396
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
Best location for Great Living
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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 WIN A MILLION 2 Bdrm suite w a/c & 5 appl.,newer construction. Bright & clean, walk to d/t, connector, bus & hospital. Bus stop at door. N/S, N/P. 13th month free with 12 month lease. $775 + util. Plus a chance to win a million every week. Also avail furnished at $1500 + util. Don’t wait , won’t last. Call Roy now 250-5405519.
Mobile Homes & Pads ARMSTRONG: Recently renovated 2-bdrm. Mobile, 5 app., part basement for storage. Double carport. $860/mo + utilities. D.D. 250-546-6668.
Homes for Rent Newer 3 level townhouse. Close to downtown. 2 bedroom, 3 bath (each bdrm with own bath). 1 car garage. $1200/month + utilities. Call John 250-550-0234
TOTALLY REMODELED 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX Fantastic lake view. N/S, N/Pets, storage & good parking. 19+ $895.00 + utilities. Phone 250-550-0234
VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon EAST HILL 3 bdrm war timer close to Silver Star Elementary, fenced yard, FS, WD, full basement. Available immediately. $995/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet OK. DOWNTOWN Very handy 2 bdrm house, full basement, totally remodeled, new paint, new floors, F/S, WD. Garage, fenced yard, verandah and porch. Available January 1. $995/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. MISSION HILL 3 + 1 bdrm. Great family home. Awesome view, FS, DW, WD. Wet bar in rec room, double carport, fireplace. Available Jan. 1 $1500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. PARKER COVE 2+1 bdrm, across from beach, great location, huge deck, wood stove, year round, F/S, DW. Available immediately. $900/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.
250-542-5580 1bdrm house rural Falkland, n/s, private yard, renovated. $750. (250)379-2076 2 BDRM, Coldstream walkout with in suite laundry, W/D and lots of parking. Walk to Kal beach, bus route to college & shopping. Cable, Internet & utilities inc. $1000 Call Andrea 250-545-2344 2 bedroom loft on farm in MARA, $650./mo includes utilities. 1-(250)838-6630 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 BX Lg 5 BR 6 appl view Swan Lk N/S pets maybe avail Feb 1. $1200 + util (250-309-1029)
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1bdrm ground lvl East Hill ste. Suits quiet prof, N/S, N/P. Prkg. Ref req. $800/mo utils incl. Avail Jan1. 250-542-5483 1bdrm lg w/i entry. Sep ent & prkg. N/S. Suits 1. $700/mo incl util. w/d, f/s. 250-558-5258 1bdrm, sep/entr, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS WD util/incl $700. 545-6090 1bdrm suite, n/s, small pet ok, $650 incl util. Close to school. Call evenings (250)308-2929 2BD, Enderby, newer large, open, view, incl. utils, laundry rm, must see. $950/mo. (250)838-0072 Brand New spacious 2bdrm, new appliances, w/d $1000+ util. n/s, n/p. Private Patio over looking Kin Beach OK Lake. Avail Now. 778-475-1559 COLDSTREAM Walk Out Bsmt., Sep entry, 2bdrm, insuite laundry, storage, covered parking full use of pool in summer, pets welcome, huge yard, FP,DW $1200 utils, cable & internet incl’d. Available February1st Call 250-938-8886 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 LEGAL recently renovated 1 bdrm basement suite. $900 month. Inc utilities, w/d, f/s, dishwasher, ns, np. Quiet neighbourhood close to shopping area and bus route. Available Jan 1. (250)2600029.
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250-309-1742 • 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. 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. • 1 bdrm huge bsmt suite in Stepping Stones. Mtn views, tons of storage, F&S, W&D, partially finished areas. $795 incl. utilities. vernonhomes.ca/forrent Full house 2bdrm upstairs with 2bdrm basement suite. Avail now. 250-503-6034, 250-542-9565 FULL House East Hill, Close to schools, Recently Renovated All Hardwood 3 Bedrooms Upstairs, Downstairs Washer & Dryer, Double Garage, Deck, Fenced Yard, $1150/Month Plus All Utilities, $550 D.D. Jan 1. 250-5455613 HOUSE for rent in Armstrong, 3 bedrooms with 1 and a half bath. Prefer mature couple who are non smokers. No pets. Children are fine. Asking $1000.00/month + utilities. References will be needed. Rental is available as of Feb 1st. Please contact Ted at 604-575-1151 after 3 pm or you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1 ROOM $450.- Fridge, cable & utilities included, shared kitchen & bath, bus route, inhouse laundry. Available now & Jan 1. Call 250-558-3579.
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Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Up to $100 cash for full size vehicles. 250-899-0460 1AAArmour Towing & Scrap Removal. Will meet or beat all competors pricing.250-801-4199
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.
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 Erocitc Swedish Massage by beautiful woman. 778-3631074. JESSICA- 32 sexy 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
PRETTY Natalia, curves of Brazil. I am now in Vernon! Auburn hair, big brown eyes, night owl. Sorry, no texts. (250)851-1777 SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Come Play! 878-1514
So nice 5bdrm, North BX, private setting, surrounded by orchard, f/s, d/w,n/s. carport & detached double garage, avail Feb.1 $1650./mo incl garbage & water. 250-306-9600.
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Suites, Upper 1-bdrm suite, $650. incl. util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, n/s (250)549-0644 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 2bdrm, Armstrong, w/d, f/s, sep ent, avail Now, $850. n/s, n/p, ref’s & Deposit req’d. 250306-9909
Now Available, 3brdm 2bath, 2 storey family home on double lot @ 2945 Wright St, Armstrong, gas furnace/hotwater, $1175./mo, dd, ref’s (250)5463730 leave message.
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2 rooms for rent...everything included except your food. Must like dogs. fully furn.One avail immed. the other January 1 (maybe a few days sooner) on bus route. 250-309-0483 250-558-1880
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Wild Horse is a true legend
ne of the cowboys who drove the JW horses with Oscar Rush through the Crowsnest Pass in 1882 was a young man in his early 20s named Edward Johnson. He had been born in Hampshire, England, and left home at the age of 14 to work for the largest horsebreaking and sales stable in the south of England. After a couple of years there, he worked as a deckhand on the full-rigged sailing ship Selvedere and arrived in Valparaíso, Chile, where he secured a job breaking horses for the Chilean army. After that, he took a boat north to Victoria, B.C. and travelled to the Interior. He soon got a job breaking horses for a ranch in the Ashcroft area before getting a job with the JW Ranch in Grande Prairie (now Westwold) in 1881. Johnson’s extensive experience in breaking
wild horses inspired someone to give him the nickname Wild Horse. After driving the JW horses to Alberta, Johnson decided to move to Alberta in 1887. At that time, there was still a demand for quality horses and Wild Horse and Ken Mather his friend Charles Berry contracted with J. Dean, of the Herd Ranch on the Elbow River, to go back to B.C. and capture 500 wild horses and ship them to Calgary. By then, the Canadian Pacific Railway had been completed and made livestock shipping a simple matter compared with the pre-railway days. But catching wild horses was not a job for the faint of heart. Johnson and Berry travelled to the Big Bar Creek area along the Fraser River where there was an abundance of wild horses
on the open ranges. The two men arrived on the range in the early spring when the wild horses were at their weakest, having scratched through the snow all winter for feed. In the spring, while there was still snow on the ground, a big, healthy, grain-fed horse could outrun the wild horses. Johnson and Berry built a stout corral. Then they located a band of wild horses and drove them for miles until they could be funnelled into the corral. It took nerve and a fine horse to drive a bunch of wild horses through the brush and timber, and bruises and scrapes were guaranteed. Once the horses were in the corral, came the job of breaking the horses. Slowly but surely, the wild horses were “green broke” so that they could be trained into tough, hardy saddle horses but their wild horse instincts remained. They were carefully herded into Ashcroft
where they were loaded into stock cars bound for Calgary. Johnson and Berry returned with the horses and delivered them to the Herd Ranch. The two men then headed back to Calgary to spend some of their hard-earned money and where Johnson met Mandella Midthrone, who he married in the fall of 1888. That
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also cowboys, helped to organize the first rodeo in Black Diamond in 1915. Wild Horse later moved back to Midnapore where he finished off his days. He died in 1949 at the age of 91, one of the last old-time horse breakers. Ken Mather is curator at O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen.
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where he built the Dominion Hotel which he ran for a few years. But his first love was horses. So, in 1913, Johnson leased a small place west of Okotoks where he could raise his family and indulge in his favourite activity, raising and breaking horses. He and his two sons, Sam and Bill, who were
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winter, the newlyweds travelled to B.C., where Wild Horse drove a B.C. Express stagecoach on the Cariboo road. The Johnsons returned to Alberta in the spring of 1888, and Wild Horse worked for the Oxley Ranch through the summer and during fall roundup. In 1903, he moved to Midnapore, Alta.
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