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Energy echoed through the hallways and stairwells at Vernon Secondary Tuesday as students left the bricks behind and took in their first day at the new school. The bright, spacious building left some students scrambling to find their lockers and homerooms between the three floors and teachers trying to settle in. But overall, smiles beamed as everyone marvelled at the new facility. “It feels like the very first day in September where everybody doesn’t know where their locker is, what their combination number is and there’s also that excitement of something new,” said principal Morris Vardabasso. “The bricks are in the past.” Grade 12 student Melanie Wakutz was instantly impressed as she entered the building Tuesday. “When I walked in I was like, ‘wow,’ it’s huge.” One favourite space in the school is the new gym, big enough to have the bleachers all the way out during a game. “It’s my favourite room in the school,” said Chris Inscho, Grade 11, of the Panther Pit.

Grade 12 students Jesse Hubner (top right) and Lane Haller check the homeroom lists at Vernon Secondary Tuesday as students settle into their first day in the new school. Grade 12 student Melanie Wakutz settles into the common area to study.

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A couple of friends catch up in the stairwell at Vernon Secondary during the first day in the new school Tuesday. P.E. teacher Lonny Mazurak (right) gets a high five from one of the students, before he and John Bennet get the students organized for class in the new gymnasium.

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Brent Campeau and Dave Fortin, of Black and McDonald, clear the walkway in front of the emergency department at Vernon Jubilee Hospital during Monday’s snowstorm.

The North Okanagan is digging out from a blast of winter. Eight to 15 centimetres of snow fell throughout the region Monday. “It was a typical big dump. We get this every winter,” said Doug Lundquist, an Environment Canada meteorologist. Residents were bracing for more Tuesday as a snow warning was issued (possibly up to five centimetres in the valley bottom). The steady snowfall created challenges for motorists Monday. “It hit at the worst possible time in the morning at rush hour,” said James Rice, City of Vernon public works manager. “The guys are working hard and doing a good job.” There were four reported weatherrelated accidents between 7:30 a.m. and noon Monday. It takes about 36 hours to clear roads in Vernon but if back-to-back snowfall occurs, secondary routes are left and the priority becomes main roads. “If we get snowfall in that period, we get behind,” said Rice. Plows revved up in Spallumcheen before 5 a.m. Monday and they wrapped up at about 7 p.m. “The roads are looking pretty good,” said Ed Forslund, the township’s public works manager. “The crews were going at it pretty hard.” It was a team effort at Vernon Jubilee Hospital to keep sidewalks free of snow Monday. “We usually hire a snow removal crew but because of the severe weather all hands are on deck,” said Dave Fortin with Black and McDonald, which provides facilities maintenance at VJH.

At Silver Star Mountain Resort, there was 16 centimetres of new snow as of Tuesday, bringing the total base to 184 centimetres. “It’s been exciting for us,” said Robin Baycroft, resort services manager. “The skiing is fantastic right now.” Baycroft expects the high-quality powder will be a major draw for local residents as well as visitors to the North Okanagan. “We are way ahead of where we were last year with snow,” he said. “It’s coming and coming which is great.” The weather is expected to warm up today (+3) with a chance of flurries or rain in the morning and then cool off in the evening. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of -1 and a low of -6 Thursday, and a high of -4 and a low of -10 Friday and Saturday. “It will feel colder than we’ve had but it’s better than we could get at this time of the year,” said Lundquist, adding that -20 isn’t unusual in the winter. The average high is -1 and the low is -6. On Sunday, the forecast calls for a daytime high of -1 and an overnight low of -5.

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Local MLA under fire auditor generals has five members — three Liberals and two NDP. Appointment requires unanimA local politician is in the spotlight after B.C.’s ity and it’s been suggested that at least one Liberal MLA voted against Doyle. financial watchdog was given his walking papers. Foster would not divulge voting patterns and or Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, is chaircomment on whether he believes Doyle person of the legislative committee that was doing an acceptable job. recently decided to not renew auditor Foster insists the decision was not general John Doyle’s contract after his rushed. six-year term concludes in May. “His term ends in May and six months “Auditor general John Doyle has been prior to that, you start this process. The a great watchdog for the people of B.C. process is being followed per the legislaNow it appears that the Liberal governtion,” he said. ment is trying to silence him.” said Mark Scott Anderson, Vernon-Monashee Olsen, Vernon-Monashee NDP candiB.C. Conservative candidate, has also date. Eric Foster taken aim at Foster. “It’s time for Mr. Foster to stand up “I’ve heard many people suggest for his constituents, and for the people of B.C., by reconvening the committee and renewing that the Liberals are punishing the auditor general because he has been critical of the B.C. Liberal Mr. Doyle’s appointment.” Foster would not get into specifics about not government’s lack of financial accountability and transparency,” said Anderson. providing Doyle with a second term. “Perhaps the committee chair, Mr. Foster, can “It’s in-camera because it’s a personnel issue so I explain why this move is in the best interests of can’t discuss the matter,” he said. “Mr. Olsen doesn’t know how the rules work. British Columbians?” When asked if there is a link between not reapThere was a lot of discussion and this is the decision that was made. There is no precedent for the pointing Doyle and him raising concerns about committee to reconvene once a decision is made.” government policies, Foster’s only comment was, The committee that considers appointments of “Everyone is entitled to their opinion.” RICHARD ROLKE

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inal organization and two counts of failing to comply with conditions. Swanson pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully importing cocaine into Canada and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Both were arrested in October 2011 in the North Okanagan. Crown is appealing both sentences on the grounds that neither is a fit sentence. In Palfrey’s case, Crown is arguing his sentence “did not reflect the gravity of the offences, many of which were committed while the respondent was on bail or remand,” and the sentence “adversely affects public confidence in the administration of justice.” Crown also believes the judge erred in relation to the required consecutive sentence pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. They’re also appealing on the grounds the judge failed to make parole ineligible for Palfrey. In Swanson’s matter, Crown also believes the sentence does not reflect the gravity and number of offences. The appeals were filed shortly before Christmas. No date for hearing the appeals has been set.


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former Salmon Arm mayor Marty Bootsma, former Spallumcheen mayor Will Hansma and The ballot is starting to fill out for Salmon Arm businessman Jordan Ross. Shuswap voters. About 600 Liberal members voted Sicamous Coun. Greg Kyllo won the Saturday and Kyllo won on the first ballot nomination Saturday to represent the with 330 votes. B.C. Liberals in the May 14 provincial Kyllo has lived in Sicamous for 34 years election. and is the president of Twin Anchors “The past few months have brought Marine Group. great energy to the Shuswap riding,” Retiring Liberal MLA George Abbott said Kyllo. has thrown his support behind Kyllo. “We had five strong candidates come Greg Kyllo “He is a well-known, respected member forward here in Shuswap, and I’m very of the community, and he will provide humbled to have won. Any one of the great leadership in this area for years to other four candidates would have been great as come,” said Abbott. well.” The other names on the May ballot are NDP The other individuals seeking the Liberal nomi- candidate Steve Gunner and Tom Birch, for the nation were Salmon Arm businessman Mel Arnold, B.C. Conservatives. Morning Star Staff

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Junior Chamber International is accepting nominations for Vernon’s 2012 good citizen of the year. The nomination deadline has been extended from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15. “This award is given to celebrate and recognize an individual’s efforts in, and contributions to, our community,” said Sarah Moorhouse, with the good citizen committee. Nominations can be e-mailed to jcivernongoodcitizen@gmail.com or dropped off at Vernon Telescope (4712 Heritage Dr.), Okanagan

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Lumby officials insist that taxes must climb to prepare for the future.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Monday. “We’re putting more money into reserves

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lage. “Reserves were established to provide funding towards the eventual replacement of roads, sidewalks, storm sewers, water and sewer lines,” said Ken Klassen, the village’s director of finance. “The village has about $23 million in assets which are 35 per cent depreciated.” Klassen says the vil-

lage has been able to hold operating expenditures stable for the last two years while maintaining levels of service without tax increases. “The only increases council has implemented have been to reserve for asset replacement,” he said. If the 2013 budget is adopted as is, the average home may see a $23.24 increase in taxes. Mayor Kevin Acton is pleased with the budget process. “Staff did a great jo and went through the budget with a finetooth comb. If we didn’t put money into reserves, there would be

a decrease in taxes,” he said. However, given the condition of infrastructure, Acton says a tax decrease “would be completely irresponsible.” Mindnich admits that many residents are experiencing financial challenges but a certain level of funding is required to protect the community’s assets. “Residents understand that we have to save money to do infrastructure. We need the sewer to work and the roads to work,” she said. “There are no bells and whistles with this one (budget).”

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Welcome The Board of Education for School District No.22 (Vernon) would like to welcome those children entering the school system this year. The Kindergarten program operates for the full day on every school day. Priority in attending a specific school will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas.

Harwood Elementary, Alexis Park Elementary and École Beairsto School are pleased to host the French Immersion Program for September 2013.

Birthdates To enter Kindergarten in September of 2013, children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2013. Please bring your child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Care Card on the day of registration. Registration Times/Dates Registration for children starting school in September 2013 will be held at all District Elementary Schools from February 4 -8, 2013 between 9:00 am and 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration must be completed in person. Faxed registrations will not be accepted. Parents wishing to register their child in the French Immersion Program for the 2013/2014 school year are asked to complete kindergarten registration at Beairsto Elementary School. Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to complete registration at Mission Hill Elementary School. Parents wishing to register their child in the Montessori Program (Grade 1-6) for the 2013/2014 school year are asked to complete registration at Silver Star Elementary. Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in the vLearn Home Based Learning Program are asked to call the vLearn Office at 250-542-0249 to make arrangements. Important Information All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Care Card. For an immunization appt. call Interior Health at 250-549-5721. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s licence, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the current address. Priority will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas. Parents are welcome to call the District Office (250-542-3331) or any school principal to clarify the neighbourhood school in their location, registration procedures, or other concerns regarding their child’s education.

FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN To enter kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2013. The Kindergarten Program is limited to 88 students and is an all day program operating at both Alexis Park and Harwood Elementary schools. All French Immersion Kindergarten registrations will take place at Beairsto Elementary. Kindergarten students will be placed at Harwood or Alexis Park depending on their catchment area, the need to balance classes by gender, learning issues, date/ time of registration, special family circumstances and transportation schedules. The District is currently looking at all options to meet the reduced budget for next year. At this time we cannot guarantee that there will be transportation provided. GRADE ONE REGISTRATION FOR FRENCH IMMERSION To enter grade one, children must be six (6) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2013. Please register at Beairsto Elementary. *Students currently attending French Immersion kindergarten at Harwood Elementary, do not need to re-register at Beairsto for grade one. LATE FRENCH IMMERSION Late Immersion is offered for Grade 6 and 7 students and is limited to 30 students per class. Please register at Harwood Elementary. A parent information meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Harwood Elementary library. Please note: Children may enter the early immersion program at either kindergarten or grade one, or the Late French Immersion program at Grade 6. Parents and students do not need to be able to speak French. To register or to find out more information, drop in at the school offices Monday to Friday (Feb 4-8) from 9:00 am until 11:30 am or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration must be completed in person. Faxed registrations will not be accepted. All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate, Immunization Record and Care Card. For an immunization appt. call Interior Health at 250-549-5721. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s license, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the current address. Kindergarten Open House at Alexis Park and Harwood Elementary Schools Thursdays: January 17 and 24 from 8:45 am – 9:45 am

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It’s still not known if North Okanagan farmers will gain the ability to slaughter and sell meat. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick met with Patrick Nicol, Regional District of North Okanagan chairperson, Saturday to discuss local demands for D and E meat processing licenses. “He told me where the process is,” said Nicol. “He will be taking a recommendation to the (provincial) cabinet in the next two or three weeks.” No details on what Letnick may recommend to cabinet Patrick Nicol were provided and Nicol doesn’t have a sense if licenses will be granted. “It’s pretty difficult to know but I couldn’t believe there wouldn’t be a change,” he said. “To the minister’s credit, he’s been the only one willing to take up a possible change in the regulations.” The number of local producers has gone from 1,200 to 300 since meat processing regulations came into force in 2007. RDNO directors recently demanded that the provincial government initiate class D and E slaughter licences so farm-gate sales can occur locally. During the one-hour meeting, Nicol presented Letnick with a 500-name petition that calls for licenses. “For our citizens and farm families, this has been a completely failed policy,” said Nicol. “It has had a devastating impact on farm families. There has been no opportunity to expand their economic opportunities.”

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t wasn’t unusual for me to be at Coldstream council meetings, but one night in 1990 or 1991, I was extremely ill. At some point, things got the best of me and I must have laid my head down on the table. The next thing I remembered was hearing a loud bang. I opened my eyes, looked ahead and there was Ernie Palfrey, with gavel in hand, saying, “Well, at least we woke him up.” The ironic part was that Ernie had been accused occasionally of nodding off in the mayor’s chair himself. I felt a bond with Coldstream’s mayor of the day from the first time I met him. Perhaps it was because we both had deep Okanagan roots and had changed orchard sprinklers and lugged bags full of apples. It may also have Richard Rolke been because he was who he was — gruff and not afraid to speak his mind (a departure from today’s sanitized, politically correct version of politics). But not everyone was fond of Ernie and that was clear in 1991 when council asked the government to investigate allegations that Palfrey breached his oath of office. Among the claims were that he connected his property to sewer without permission and municipal equipment plowed his driveway. While the investigation was underway, Ernie was removed from all committees. Ernie, who provided explanations for all of the allegations, felt betrayed. “I’m not leaving, I’m staying,” he said. But while council may have lost confidence in Ernie, many residents had not. I remember standing outside of the municipal office as a large crowd gathered. They were seething over what they considered an attempted coup. “They are crucifying the guy,” said resident Nelson Anderson at the time. “We are the ones who voted for him, not

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these guys. He’s our mayor,” added Jamie Kidston. Ultimately, the conflict between Palfrey and council was resolved (details have never been released), he remained as mayor and, in fact, went on to hold the job until he lost the election in 1996. Many found themselves drawn to Palfrey’s broad smile and down-home charisma. It wasn’t unusual to find people gathered around him at special events or in the coffee shop as he regaled them with stories of Coldstream’s early days. My last interview with Palfrey was in 2010 when the community gathered at the old Coldstream Elementary before it made way for a new school. “We had lots of fun in the basement. In the winter, we’d go down and toast sandwiches on the wood furnace,” said Palfrey, who started Grade 1 in 1934. “We played marbles and got into soccer. We’d often play against Mackie School.” For my own family, our memories include going to Ernie’s farm to get fresh-squeezed apple juice in the fall. My then little girls would explore the orchard while the former mayor and I discussed the crop, the weather and, inevitably, the political scene. Ernie was tied to the farm he had known his whole life and that was never more evident then when he had three six-week-old calves killed by dogs in 2001. “When I find one dead calf and it’s been bitten by dogs, I’m a pretty upset man,” he said, fighting back a mixture of anger and tears. I didn’t always agree with Ernie’s political views but that’s to be expected with anyone. What I did, though, was have tremendous respect for him as a person. When many people only sit on the sidelines, he took a stand and was an active member of society, whether as a volunteer firefighter or by sitting on council. But what I will miss most is a genuine character who loved being around people and sharing his unending pride in his community.

MLA Eric Foster and other members of a legislative committee are unwilling to comment on why auditor general John Doyle has not been signed to a second term as financial watchdog. “It’s in-camera because it’s a personnel issue so I can’t discuss the matter,” said Foster, committee chairperson. But, quite frankly, that response isn’t good enough. Doyle received unanimous support when he was first hired in 2005 and he has been diligent in promoting best practises when taxpayers’ dollars are spent. All MLAs must remember that the auditor general is there to represent the financial interests of rank-and-file British Columbians and not to represent a particular political philosophy. If there is to be a change, such as not renewing a contract, the public deserves an explanation. Without details being provided, speculation takes root. In this case, opposition parties claim the Liberals are trying to silence Doyle, who has frequently criticized government actions. Among his issues of focus were B.C. Hydro debt and the impact of pine beetle on forestry. Doyle has also pursued defence lawyer billings for two former ministerial aides whose $6 million legal costs were covered by taxpayers in a breach of trust case. With the committee refusing to be accountable, the only explanation left for the public to consider is politics motivated Doyle being shown the door. Foster says there is no precedent for the committee to reconsider its decision, but nothing in the rule book says it can’t occur. There is nothing wrong with admitting a mistake may have been made, and ultimately, reconvening the committee for sober second-thought would clearly demonstrate the public’s business is being served.


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n response to Gabe Siska's letter to the editor in The Morning Star. There was a reference to, “another half-dozen more ball fields because Funtastic is getting more popular." He is correct that Funtastic is popular and continues to sell out each year. However, the Funtastic Sports Society is at capacity and has not requested additional ball diamonds be constructed. While the society does support sport and recreation facilities and has done so to the tune of more than $1 million in financial support in the past 20 years, we would prefer to see a long-term facility plan that meets the needs of our community today and in the future. In addition, the society supports all sport and recreation activities in the community, not just slo-pitch or ball fields. In the past four years, the Funtastic Sports Society has provided $100,000 in funding to 29 different not-forprofit organizations to support their sport and recreation initiatives. We will be providing an additional $29,000 through the 2013 Funtastic community grant program to support local non-profit organizations. It is much deeper than dollars though. The Funtastic Sports Society believes that sports and recreation is not a luxury. Sports and recreation is not about winning and should not be lobbied. It’s about helping to build stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities. We recognize there needs to be consideration to the investment of facilities and a measurable return on the investment for our community, specifically residents. We also believe there needs to be transparency as part of this long-term strategy. Residents need to be comfortable that their tax dollars are being invested for the bet-

terment of the community. We also recognize the need for an unbiased, accurate assessment of the facilities we currently own and what the facility landscape will need to look like in the future. Communities across B.C., Canada and the world recognize the contribution sports and recreation makes to the building of community pride, and the value of recreation in community health, including the additional benefits these activities bring to society. Do we? Sports and recreation has long been part of the fabric of communities. When you take a look around our wonderful beaches and waterways, our parks, centres and sport fields, it is obvious sport and recreation is a passion. From cycling, jogging or walking our high-quality recreational trails, playing football in the schoolyard, sports binds and builds communities, empowers, inspires and motivates individuals, provides worklife balance and helps shape our community character. Sports and recreation play an important role in society and contributes to our lives in many ways we often don’t realize; the not-so-obvious benefits that sports and recreation provides. Investing in sports and recreation helps to build communities through social inclusion and a sense of connection. Sports and recreation

wesbild events Re: Jim Garlick's comments about not enough happening at Wesbild, Morning Star Jan 2. He says Vernon is halfway between Kamloops and Kelowna. Things don't just turn out. You keep an eye on things and make sure what

helps to bind families through shared experiences and shared achievements. Through participation, sports helps address anti-social behaviour and can support education. We see examples of this every day through the amazing volunteer work at the community sport level. Participation in sports helps young residents of our community gain confidence, learn respect and teamwork; attributes they will be able to take with them as they enter the workforce. Sports contributes to economic growth through business investment and employment. The annual Funtastic Summer Festival alone generates more than $4.5 million in direct economic benefit to our business community. As for the investment, if you consider a typical Canadian 10-year-old growing today, there is a two-in-five chance he or she doesn’t take part in any sport and recreation at all. By age 10, that child may be one of the 37 per cent in their group who does not get 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Major sporting events and competitions also generate employment, infrastructure investment and attract thousands of visitors to the region every year. To attract business investment, sports and recreation is vital as companies place a significant emphasis when considering a location for their employees.

you want to happen, happens. What that has to do with Vernon being proactive in attracting major events is beyond comprehension. In the mid 1980s, Kamloops made a decision to make their city more attractive and become a major stopping place for events and concerts.

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Wildfire measures proposed for Silver Star RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Steps are being taken now to minimize the risk of wildfire during the long, hot summer. The Regional District of North Okanagan is seeking a grant from the Union of

B.C. Municipalities for fuel treatment for Silver Star Mountain. “Anything we can do to look at fuel management is good news,� said Mike Macnabb, BX-Silver Star director. “We have had some significant potentials

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— Mike Macnabb (fires) before. We need to reduce the fuel load.�

Under the proposal, trees would be trimmed

and underbrush would be cleared. “If we remove the fuel load, the intensity of a fire will be reduced,� said Macnabb. Silver Star and the BX are the site of significant financial investment in terms of resi-

dential and commercial properties. While there are two fire departments, fire hydrants do not exist in many cases. “The first line of defence is precautionary,� said Macnabb of the need to reduce the fuel that can feed a wildfire. The Silver Star fuel

treatment project would cost about $85,000, with RDNO providing $8.500 and the remainder coming from UBCM. “A fuel treatment prescription was completed for Silver Star in late November 2011,� said Ron Baker, RDNO’s community and protective services manager.

Real estate activity steady Morning Star Staff

Real estate activity in the North Okanagan remained strong in 2012. From January to December, overall sales improving by 8.6 per cent compared to the same period in 2011 (from 1,345 at $464.3 million to 1,461 units valued at $484.9 million). “The year ended fairly positively,� said Rob Shaw, Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board president. “While many markets in the province were sluggish, OMREB saw strong gains most of the year and did not see declines until the last couple of months.� Total residential sales at year�end were up 10.2 per cent Rob Shaw over 2011. Compared to 2011, single-family residential sales showed the greatest improvement (up 18.7 per cent), with townhouses close behind at 14.6 per cent. Overall sales for December in the North Okanagan dropped 21.5 per cent to 62 units valued at $21.2 million from 79 at $26.9 million in 2011. Total residential sales for the month were down 27.5 per cent over 2011 — to 50 units valued at $16.3 million versus 69 at $22.4 million. Single-family home sales slipped 20 per cent to 28 units compared to 35 in 2011.

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MG3 use guitars as weapon of choice Master musicians go beyond the realm of classical for their Montréal-style mash up Kristin Froneman Morning Star Staff

To a guitarist, the movie scores of Ennio Morricone are pure manna. Think of the lulling beauty to the theme of Cinema Paradiso, or the whistle along guitar folk to A Fistful of Dollars. Then there’s the score to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, so marvelously covered by a ukulele orchestra out of Great Britain. For the members of the Montréal Guitar Trio (MG3), not only have they bonded over those Sergio Leone shoot-‘em-up-and-leave‘em-bleeding spaghetti westerns, often starring Clint Eastwood, they love to perform the famous music from them — and not in your typical manner. The group, which is about to come to Vernon for the third performance of the North Okanagan Community Concert season, Jan. 18, not only plays a mash up of The Good, The Bad and Ugly with the Mattawa reel, it brings a load of different genres —from classical to Latin gypsy to Québec traditional— to all the songs it performs. “Spaghetti western themes are a big influence in our music. It’s inspiring music almost like a character. Everyone likes the music and even eight, nine and 10 years olds know the reference. It’s a living piece of art, the music itself,” said MG3 member Sébastien Dufour, from his home in Montréal. Meeting 15 years ago while studying classical guitar at the Université de Montréal, Dufour, Glenn Lévesque and Marc Morin have evolved from being strictly classical musicians to combining their styles, interests and talents. “We started as classical musicians but because of our wide interests in music, our style and growth changed. Now we play what could be best described as world music,” said Dufour. Morin is not only a master on the guitar, he plays accordion and bass. Lévesque is a Beatles fan and also a vocalist. (His version of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps can be heard on MG3’s latest album.) Dufour’s influences include the music of Bali and well as Spanish Flamenco. He plays dobro along with other string instruments and was also a founding member of Québec’s

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montréal Guitar trio’s Glenn Lévesque, marc morin and sébastien Dufour get their fingers wrapped around some impressive chords when they perform for the third north okanagan Community Concert at the Vernon Performing arts Centre on Jan. 18. Le Vent du Nord. “We’re not restrained to just the guitar, but our original show started with what you can do with three guitars,” said Dufour. “Together we take our interests and traditional backgrounds and arrange the music. It’s always a surprise how far it’s going to go. One moment the music may be in the rock style, then it can go from folk to reggae to samba from Brazil. It’s the buzz and energy that makes it a brand, new style.” The trio is also about varying its sound by incorporating techniques into its performances such as different tunings so that the instrument sounds like an Arabian oud or Indian sitar or tapping the guitar to sound like an Indian tabla or a cajón used in Flamenco and Brazilian music. Other “tricks” include using a piece of metal on the strings.

“It sounds close to a gong,” said Dufour. That melding of styles and techniques has won the trio numerous fans from around the world as well as the 2011 Opus Prize for concert of the year in the jazz/world music category. Those varied sounds have also translated to the trio’s four recordings including their latest Cambria. A new album, expected to be released in the fall of this year, features all original arrangements. “From the beginning to now it’s all been about experimental. Before we played half of other people’s arrangements and half our own,” said Dufour. “It’s already original music in that the mix and style comes naturally when we do our crossover thing. We don’t try to force it in. If the influence comes in, we let it. We try not to restrain ourselves although we are all classically trained.”

And for purists who prefer Andrés Segovia over Paco de Lucia, MG3 still plays some classical repertoire, but of course, they put their own spin on it. (Mozart’s The Barber of Seville is just one example.) “I am glad we learned the discipline and technique of classical. It was not an easy step for us... Playing classical theory to all those other styles is a hard switch because it’s not the same audience, but we do classical festivals, along with jazz and folk. We do it for the love of music,” said Dufour. And they always pay ode to their hometown. Montréal is in their name after all. (And for those who Google MG3, the band is definitely not named after the German machine gun.) “It comes from the classical to put the city of where you come from in your name, but it puts a lot of pressure on us, especially when we play Montréal. You have to earn the right to have the name,” said Dufour. “The main reason is for the identity. People know exactly who we are as 90 per cent of our touring is outside of Québec. Even when we go to remote places, like New Zealand or Australia, we will get a few people from Québec showing up because of the name.” The group has also been known to team up with three other guitarists from the California Guitar Trio, whom they met a few years back. In fact, MG3 will be touring with the American trio after their four-date visit to B.C., with shows in California, Texas and Florida. “We have performed with them as a sextet before. They play in a progressive rock style. The only thing we have in common is that we all play guitar as our styles are so different, but it makes for a very fun show,” said Dufour. MG3 takes the stage at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Single concert tickets are available from the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Cost is $35 for adults, $17.50 for those under 18, or $5 for students on the eyeGo program. Pro-rated season tickets or tickets for out of town guests are also available. The North Okanagan Community Concert Association is also hosting a special fundraiser Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. An Evening with Bramwell Tovey features the renowned pianist, composer and conductor of the Vancouver Symphony. The concert is not part of the regular NOCCA season and requires a special ticket and new seat selection. Tickets are $40 for adults ($30 for NOCCA season ticket holders), $20 for those under 18 and $5 for students on eyeGo now available at the Ticket Seller box office.

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The Okanagan is hosting a feast for guitar lovers this month, as five of Canada’s finest classical guitarists will perform for the Okanagan Symphony and in concerts as part of the Minds and Music concert series at UBC Okanagan. On Jan. 18, the Montréal Guitar Trio performs in a morning show at UBC’s Okanagan campus theatre. The 10:30 a.m. program is free and open to the public and comes before the trio takes the stage for a full concert performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. that night. On Jan. 20, guitarist Daniel Bolshoy will perform Rodrigo’

Concierto de Aranjuez and the neo-romantic Concerto in D by Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.   Back on the UBCO campus Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., Alan Rinehart will present the second in a series of three Minds and Music concerts of Spanish and South American music at the University Centre Ballroom. His program will feature some favourites of exciting and beautiful romantic works for the guitar.  The Minds and Music concert series aims to present the

world’s finest music by renowned performers, and put it all into a contemporary context through informal lectures by faculty and artists about the music, its past, and how it relates to the present. The series, which is made possible through the Irving K. Barber Endowment, is free and open to the public.  For information on the Minds and Music concert series, including upcoming events, visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ mindsandmusic/welcome.html. To learn more about Rinehart visit www.alanrinehart.com. Further information about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra can be found at www.okanagansymphony.com.


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High octane R&B masters The Salmon Armenians return once more to rock the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday. The Okanagan Music Award’s Best Blues Band of 2007 promises another evening of up-tempo tunes. “We’ll be playing our usual eclectic mix of R&B, soul, funk, and original material. We love the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the classic soul of Motown and Atlantic Records,” said band leader Lody Kieken. Horn fans can expect their usual helping of the Armenians patented horn highlights. “Most of our songs have been chosen because of the arrangements and especially the horn lines so we can feature our talented Salmon Armenian horn section both individually and collectively,” said Kieken. The band also features exciting new original tunes. “Our originals were recorded at Snow Country Lodge in Sun Peaks where we go annually to recharge our batteries and come up with new material,” said Kieken. New tunes include songs by vocalist Debbie Reid, including Come On, offering her new grandson life-advice, and You Taught Me, a tribute of support and friendship to her partner. Hammond organist

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The Salmon Armenians’ Peter Clark (front from left), Debbie Reid, Del Hunter, Murray Holmes, Rich Thorne (back from left), Doug Sonju, Larry Keats, Lody Kieken and Mike Scharf make their annual pilgrimage to the Vernon Jazz Club on Saturday. Kieken, owner of Acorn Music in Salmon Arm, formed the band in 1997. “The group got started as a jam band,” said Kieken. “Really, it was an excuse to get together and play through some charts involving a horn section and the music we all loved from the ‘60s and ‘70s.” Principal clarinetist with the Okanagan Symphony, Doug Sonju plays alto and tenor sax for band, which is his other permanent gig. “I don’t play in any other bands on a regular basis.  One recent highlight was the November sextet performance at the VJC with Larry Crawford and Sandy Cameron,” said Sonju. Rich Thorne and Mike Scharf flesh out the rest of the horn section. Thorne plays trombone and trumpet while Scharf adds tenor and baritone

sax. Known for her work with The Phantoms, Salmon Arm’s most versatile party band, vocalist Reid enjoys being a part of the band. “I love playing music with the Salmon Armenians,” said Reid.  “We always manage to keep it fresh and energetic.  It’s the only band I’m singing with at the moment – it keeps me busy enough!” Del Hunter has been singing professionally since 1974. Since 1992 she has also performed in the duo Stepping’ Out with her husband Keith Hunter. “The Salmon Armenians are always fun to perform with and it’s a treat to have the live horns backing us up,” said Del. Bassist and vocalist Murray Holmes has played professionally for many years in bands like Duster, Ambush, and

Blacksmith.  “Without a doubt, my 2012 musical highlight was the 20th annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival,” said Holmes. Drummer “Slammin’ Salmon” Larry Keats is an original member of the band.  He also performs in a Celtic duo with Peter Clark and a country rock group called the Rhythm Ryders. Guitarist Jordan Dick studied jazz at Mohawk College. Dick also performs with the Cuban quintet Babalu, which will be appearing at the VJC in May. The Salmon Armenians take the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club. 3000-31st St., Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are $20, available in advance at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup coffee houses and online at www.vernonjazzclub.ca.

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Our Kids Have Talent is gearing up for its fifth successful season. Any musicallyinclined youth ages eight to 18 are asked to get their applications in for the Okanagan-based talent contest, which is supported by the non-profit North Okanagan Music Festival Society. “We’ve had over 500 kids enter the past five years. Many of them haven’t seen a mic before and suddenly there they are in the top 10 and it’s such as surprise to them,” said OKHT founder and organizer Kath Raeber. “Many of our entrants have pursued careers because of OKHT.” Some of those past finalists include Sean “Blues Puppy” Riquelme who was 14 when he won second prize at OKHT in 2011. “That same year, Buddy Guy was playing in Kelowna and he handed-picked Sean to open for him,” said Raeber. Other OKHT past finalists who have done well include Vernonbased boogie-blues pianist Brandon Schmor, who played at the opening ceremonies for

the 2012 B.C. Winter Games; singer-songwriter Beamer Wigley, now nine, who recently went on tour performing 10 gigs in 15 days, and opened for country star Shane Yellowbird; and 2010 winners Sam and Luke, who recorded an album in Nashville with Colin Linden. And the stories continue as Vernon’s Matt Harwood-Jones, who placed in the top 10 in 2010, recently saw his drumming cover of Gangham Style go viral on YouTube. “Another one of our finalists, Nikita Afonzo of Penticton, was invited on stage to sing with Keith Urban. He saw her in the audience, asked her to come up and gave her the mic, and he sang harmony with her,” said Raeber. This year, the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in the Prestige Hotel has sponsored to hold the OKHT finals on March 9. “There will be cash

and prizes, swag bags, recording opportunities, and we’re looking at a scholarship at this point as well as any other contributions from any generous businesses out there,” said Raeber. All entrants will also have the opportunity to perform at Lavington’s Back to Earth Community Harvest Festival as well as Vernon’s YAA Fest and Sunshine Festival and the Summerland Action Festival. “We get them gigs throughout the year and not just kids who win,” said Raeber. Auditions for OKHT take place on Feb. 23 and 24 at St. James School hall in Vernon. Applications are now online and can be accessed at ourkidshavetalent.com. “As applications are already coming in, we are looking forward to another successful and self-esteem building event for our musical youth for 2013,” said Raeber.

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The secret to keeping life simple, joyful and fun is not something Judy Guido wants to keep to herself. As an instructor with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, Guido helps to inspire people to believe in themselves and to live their potential by realizing there is no limit to what they can accomplish. “The Inner Peace Movement is just groups of people around the world who want to learn more about themselves and to grow,” said Guido. “The whole emphasis is on helping people learn to trust themselves and to realize that we all have the answers within.” Guido, who lives in Oyama but tours across the country facilitating workshops, will present two talks in Vernon next week. “The emphasis in the talks is on why we are here and how teamwork in action sets the stage for prosperity and fulfillment, she said. “The truth we seek is a unique and personal adventure and the best way to find our truth is participation with others. “As we learn to trust ourselves and the power of team, we set the stage for prosperity and fulfillment. Everything changes and nothing is stagnant and when we realize the meaningful qualities we see in others are facets of ourselves then we release competition and embrace cooperation.” The Inner Peace Movement of Canada (IPM) is a non-profit educational program that helps people recognize their true worth and be involved in a positive, constructive way with their loved ones, their community and themselves. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Francisco Coll, the IPM has expanded to more than 40 countries and currently has active programs in Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States. Guido has been involved with the IPM for more than 35 years and has worked with people from all walks of life to expand their potential using practical tools and techniques for better living. Growing up in Vancouver, she was like many other teens: searching for answers but rebelling against authority. But when a friend suggested she attend an IPM lecture, she came away with the knowledge that she was her own greatest authority. “I needed to learn to trust myself, I had all the answers within and I then had nothing to rebel against; others could assist me but it came from me.” The IPM is a practical program, said Guido, giving people a push in the right direction. More than ever, she believes people are searching for answers, for why they are here, and how they can be of service to others. “There really does seem to be a feeling of desperation and we can’t help but feel affected by what’s going on around us. People are desperate to find ways to be of service. “By coming to the lectures, people are

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Judy Guido shares what she has learned through more than 35 years of involvement with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada. She will present two lectures in Vernon on Jan. 15. going to get the basic facts for themselves, they’re going to understand that we’re here on planet earth, learning about ourselves and growing spiritually, and one of those ways is interaction with people, and it’s through interaction with people that we find out about ourselves.” Guido said during the lectures, people will gain more understanding about their life purpose, the seven-year cycles of life, and communication with their team of guardian angels. They will also hear about the four spiritual avenues of communication: intuition where you may “hear” messages from your angels; vision when you may “see” pictures and visions in your

“...it’s through interaction with people that we find out about ourselves.” — Judy Guido mind’s eye; prophecy where you may just know what will happen next; and feeling when you bring healing through touch. “One of the other things is to help people develop that balance of thought and feeling. If we let our intellect rule, we’re always analyzing everything; if we’re all heart and no head, we do everything for everybody else; we need to have that balance so we’re loyal to ourselves first.” When Guido first began touring fulltime, her son and daughter were in their teens and she worried about everything from getting the laundry done to making dinner. “But my touring helped them learn to be independent — this is a very practical program that has helped me through the years in all areas, and it really helped me in raising my kids (now grown),” said Guido, who came to the Okanagan in 1991 when her husband decided to go into business for himself. “We ended up on the orchard that my mother and father-in-law had

lived on. I got plucked from the city to an orchard and had to learn — it was a tremendous lesson for me.” A certified consultant, instructor and national director with the IPM, Guido is also a member of her local Rotary Club and Trails Development Team. In the winter, she tends to stay closer to home, but once the snow melts, she’ll resume her touring, particularly to Canada’s Prairie provinces. “It’s been very exciting and beneficial to me to experience Saskatchewan and Manitoba, so it’s been a great experience. People are hungry and they are looking for solutions, and getting back to how to be of service, to help themselves or loved ones or community. “One area we are emphasizing is teamwork; everything is easier when I work with a team; no matter the situation, there is always a team; a family that runs well is a family that works as a team. “My forte on a team is to spearhead and break ground, but there are others on the team who are exceptional communicators and who can communicate the ideas and get others inspired. We can apply that to every facet of our life: to our home life, to our work life.” Guido’s talks for the Inner Peace Movement of Canada take place Jan. 15 at the Holiday Inn Express in Vernon, 471634th St., at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. All are welcome to the 90-minute talks, and admission is $16 at the door. For more information, please visit the web site at www.innerpeacemovement.ca “Practice makes perfect, so before I leave any area, I help people to form study groups — it’s not a program of gurus. People can work with this ongoing in the community, at workshops and seminars, winter camps and summer camps; if people come to the lecture, there is nothing to join. “All facets of our lives is to learn from all things we do. Whatever you do, ask yourself what you’re learning and how are you growing.”


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ow are the new year’s resolutions going? And the one about getting rid of the flab and getting into shape? It is on my list of resolutions and by the time this goes to print, I will be well on my way, starting with eating breakfast, something I seldom do. According to Dr. Oz, if you want cathi Litzenberger to start losing weight, you need to start eating a good breakfast, and it should be high in protein. Contrary to popular belief, Oz says eggs are a perfect choice, as new evidence reputes the idea that eggs are linked to high cholesterol. Both of today’s recipes use eggs. The first

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may produce a second flower stalk when the first begins to go. Once amaryllis blooms, feed it with a 5-10-5 fertilizer diluted to 1/4 strength every two weeks as long as it’s in flower. Keep soil evenly moist. When flowers die, cut stalk(s) to about two inches and maintain regular watering. After last spring frost, place pot outdoors in the ground in semi-shady part of the garden. Leave there for summer. Before first fall frost, bring container into cool room with subdued light; snip off all foliage and let bulb rest for a month without water or food. Then begin to water (keep barely moist) to spur new growth, and maintain the plant as before. Repot every two to three years. Likes to be root-bound. Separate and pot up bulb offsets in fall and treat new

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Community Calendar Centre. Newcomers always welcome. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people Annual General Meeting Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at who campaign for the international recognition the clubhouse. All executive positions open for of human rights. Info., www.amnestyvernon.ca. nomination; 2013 memberships will be available NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesdays at meeting and need to be paid in full to vote. For at 7 p.m., Path to Recovery, 3204 Alexis Park memberships or info., call Leroy & Odel Ogi at Dr., behind Knox Church (open to the public, 250-542-1445, Pete Aussem at 250-547-6708 or 12-step meeting, Traditions meeting, wheelchair access).Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 Dwayne Hackett at 250-547-2585. 100,000 REFUNDABLE BOTTLES NEEDED or 1-866-918-3574. The Upper Room Mission Bottle Ministry is GOOD FOOD BOX ORDERING REMINDER hosting a Bottle Blitz until the end of January. We Give yourself, a friend, or a family in need, the are open 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, Saturday 9 to gift of healthy eating this month. A family-sized 1 for those wishing to drop off bottles. All refund- box of nutritious fruits and vegetables with easy able beverage containers accepted. Proceeds will seasonal recipes is available at $15 ($9 for a be used to upgrade our bottle sorting area, the smaller box for one or two people). Orders must remainder to assist with installation of the fire be in by the second Wednesday of the month for suppression system for the bilding as required by pick up on the third Thursday. Call Diane at 250the fire marshal. We are at 3403-27th Ave. Call 306-7800 or go to www.goodfoodbox.net 250-549-1231 for more information. ENDERBY WHEELS TO MEALS Invites all seniors VERNON & DIST. FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY 65-plus for a full course home-cooked meal every MEETS Jan. 9, Peace Lutheran Church, 1204- Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Enderby Seniors 30th Ave. (lower level), 6:30 p.m. for newcom- Complex. Starts at 11 a.m. Cost is $7. For more ers class. At 7 p.m., Joyce Young will give a information, contact Melody at 838-6439. presentation on The Cloud: an Internet Storage THE HALINA CRAFTERS Meet every Wednesday and Sharing Facility. from 10 a.m. to noon. If you are 50+ and like to IODE LAMBLY’S LANDING MEETs Jan. 9 craft, come on out and join the fun. We’re at 3310monthly meeting at 1 p.m. in the meeting room 37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for information. of the Enderby Health Clinic. Visitors welcome. HALINA HARMONIX weekly practices for fall/ STAR COUNTRY SQUARES starts the winter program Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the new year Jan. 9 for Mainstream and Plus at Halina Centre. If you love to sing, come and join Knox Presbyterian Church 7-7:30 p.m. Plus, us, no audition. We need more male voices and Mainstream 7:30-9:30 p.m. New Dancer program altos. For more details contact Pat at 250-560begins Jan. 10 at Halina Centre 7-9 p.m. Coffee 3270 or Trixie ar 250-545-7819. night Jan. 16. VERNON CAMERA CLUB MEETS Jan. 10 at AL-ANON MEETS Wednesdays at 7 p.m., the 7 p.m. in the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Alliance Church. For more info., call 545-4933. Polson Park. Anyone with an interest in photog- VERNON TREATMENT CENTRE Do you or a loved raphy or cameras from beginner to expert is most one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction welcome to attend; $2 drop-in fee. For info., call problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more info. Ritchie at 250-306-2255. DUTCH CANADIANS COFFEE TIME Meets the CODA MEETS Codependents Anonymous is a second Wednesday of the month at the Village fellowship of men and women working to build Green Centre food court at 10 a.m. For more healthy relationships with self and others. We meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at Seaton Centre on info., please call 250-503-5115. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 14th Avenue (off Kal Lake Rd.) 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. New! Wednesday Wing WESTSIDE RESPONSE SERVICES SOCIETY Night, only 35 cents! Meat draw starts at 7:30 WRS offers blood pressure testing, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon at the Killiney Beach Hall and p.m. in the Spitfire Lounge. SINGLE FRIENDS 50+ Weekly coffee Annex on Udell Road. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Red Barn, The Shops KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETS The at Polson Park. Call Carole at 260-5238 for more second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., information, or come out for coffee and pick up at the Royal Canadian Legion. All members and an activity list. Join us, there is no membership wives welcome. Call 542-8030 or 542-7760. fee. Our group has been meeting for 10 years, we THE VERNON LAPIDARY CLUB (ROCKHOUNDERS) Meets second Wednesday in the Vernon have fun and do all kinds of activities. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S VERNON Community Arts Centre in Polson Park at 7:30 GROUP MEETS On the second Wednesday p.m., everyone welcome, no obligations. Call 5451274 for info. Guests invited to attend club meet every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Schubert of ings and discover how exciting the family  oriented club is. Field trips and lapidary FRUSTRATED WITH FRUSTRATED WITH   workshops are scheduled for the fall and LOOSE DENTURES? DENTURES? winter period. Members also welcome to LOOSE  drop-in to the centre Mondays, Wednesdays  and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; $5 per  session, multi-use passes also available. Info., visit www.vernonrockhounds.org  AA MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS  Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis  Park Dr.; open meeting and is handicap accessible.. Monday to Friday, noon, open,  VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H). Open meeting  (X), 8 p.m. at VTC, 2810-48 Ave., Vernon.  Closed meeting, 8 p.m., Albert Place, 361025 Ave, Vernon. AA meeting (X), open, 8 Imagine embarrassing Imagine avoiding avoiding those those embarrassing p.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. Open meeting, moments or replacing replacingyour your moments by by securing securing or 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. dentureswith withDENTAL DENTALIMPLANTS. IMPLANTS. denture daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) no access. THE VERNON DIET CLUB MEETS Every Call 250-558-4222 Call 250-558-4222today todayfor foraaconsultation consultation Wednesday in the basement of Peace Lutheran Church. Weigh-in between 8:30 Dr. DMD Dr.Sean SeanBicknell BicknellBSc(Dent), BSc(Dent), DMD and 9:30 a.m. Short meeting to follow. PleasantValley Valley Dental Dental Pleasant Anyone wishing support in weight-managend nd Avenue, Vernon 2301-32 Avenue, Vernon, BC 2301-32 ment is most welcome. Call 542-3252. IS SCRABBLE ON YOUR “TO DO” LIST? Find our out more more at at www.pleasantvalleydental.ca Find www.pleasantvalleydental.ca

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Feature Event: Drop in to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

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he only organization founded by Master Moy Lin-Shin. Renovate your body with Taoist Tai Chi internal arts. Strengthen your whole body with gentle stretching and turning that exercises tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs. Reduce stress and “tame your heart” through our charitable orientation and deeply held values of volunteerism. Classes start in Vernon, Armstrong and Lake Country this month. Open house times: Vernon, Jan 10 at 7 p.m., Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Tai Chi Hall, 3105-28th St. Armstrong classes take place at Odd Fellows Hall Mondays at 6:30 p.m., 3005 Wood Ave. Lake Country classes run Mondays at Oyama Community Hall, 15710 Oyama Rd. Contact us at vernon@taoist.org or call 542-1822 or see www.taoist.org

Join the local “Scrabblers” every Wednesday at 10 a.m., Schubert Centre. Come out and learn with us! Call Sharon at 545-8092 for more information. OKANAGAN ARTISTS OF CANADA Meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre at Polson Park, 10 a.m. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Linda Hunt at 250-545-0530 or visit www.okanaganartistsofcanada.com.

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LUMBY HEALTH CENTRE CLINICS Thursday Lab Service 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. For more info. or to book an appointment, stop in at the Lumby Health Centre or call Maureen at 250-547-9741. HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE TABLE TENNIS Come out and try a fun game of table tennis at the centre, 3310-37 Ave. (back of Rec Centre) Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Everyone 50+ welcome. For further info., call: 250-542-2877. VERNON BADMINTON CLUB MEETS Mondays and Thursdays 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at Coldstream elementary school gym. New members and dropins are welcome. Call Dennis at 250-558-4756 or e-mail shuttlevernonbc2012@gmail.com VERNON TOASTMASTERS We meet at Holiday Inn Express, Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. No obligation, just come and see how Toastmasters contributes to better communication skills. Info. call Serle at 250-542-5161or e-mail serle-skwerl@shaw.ca BOYS CLUB Is your boy six to 12? Does he like to have fun and make new friends, playing soccer, games, crafts, woodworking, camping and Christian learning? We meet Thursdays. Info., East Hill Community Church at 250-545-3926. THE SCHUBERT SINGERS Meets Thursdays 11 a.m. at Schubert Centre for regular training and practice sessions under music director Trudy McGrath. All are welcome to join us for a season of fun. Info., call Wilf Lynch at 250-549-2352. UNDER THE SPITFIRE ANAF UNIT 5 We are at 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. Thursday Night Pool League in the Spitfire Lounge, starts at 7 p.m. New players welcome, including non-members. Call Reg Firth at 250-275-0707. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 167 LUMBY Fun darts every Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Bingo every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. SCHUBERT EUCHRE GROUP Meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at Schubert Centre in the fireside area. Info.,, call Karyl Lee at 250-545-9803, Wilson at 250-542-8356 or Marion at 250-542-4072. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Thursday Night Serenity meeting at 7 p.m., side entrance of the Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Ave. (open to the public, topic/discussion meeting). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. THE GOOD FOOD BOX ENDERBY Pay for your box every second Wednesday, no later than 5 p.m., at Baron’s Real Estate, Century 21. Boxes can be picked up every third Thursday between noon and 3:45 p.m., Anglican Church hall. Info., 838-6298. VERNON CALORIE COUNTERS We meet every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the CMHA Clubhouse,

Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave. Weigh-in followed by a short meeting and sharing of health information, support for any dietary problems. For more info. call Aggie at 250-549-4353 or Marj, 250545-0250. COMMON THREADS Ministering to the needs of our community. Free, good quality used clothing and footwear. Every Thursday 10 a.m. - noon and Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Vernon Alliance Church. Call 545-7105. HALINA SENIORS CENTRE DANCES Every Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. Live entertainment. Everyone 50 and over is welcome. We are at 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. For more information, call 250-542-2877. CRIBBAGE will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. AL-ANON MEETING Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church on Alexis Park Drive. CANCER RELAXATION SUPPORT GROUP For people living with cancer and their support persons. Meets Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., People Place, 3402-27th Ave. For more information contact Colleen at 250-542-6373. TIME OUT GROUP AT HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE If you enjoy doing crafts and socializing with a great group of people, come on out and join the Time Out group every Thursday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-5422877 for more information. VERNON STROKE RECOVERY BRANCH Meets Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Pantry’s banquet room. Support to stroke survivors, their families and caregivers; socialization, recreational, educational activities to enhance, develop and maintain motor and cognitive skills. Call Brenda Paul at 542-2555 for more information. AA MEETINGS ON THURSDAYS Meeting, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m., moved to 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible.. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Meeting, open, 10 a.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. Closed meeting 8 p.m., Mug and Muffin, 2801B-34th St. Meeting (X) open, 8 p.m., VTC, 2810-48th Ave. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) handicap access. (X) no handicap access VERNON MS SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP Meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., room 105 of the People Place. Call 542-2241 for more information. ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS Regular communications are held on the second Thursday of each month, except July and August, 8 p.m., at the Masonic Hall, 3005A-32nd St., Vernon. JCI VERNON MEETS Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., Village Green Hotel, 27th Street. For more information call Dan Proulx at 250-307-7802.


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Silver Star Mountain Resort has a new corporate sponsor. A partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink is powering the resort’s ski and snowboard terrain park and snowcross track for 2013. “Our partnership with Rockstar let’s us build on the expansion work from last year, bringing the terrain park area to a whopping 20.5 acres,” said Robin Baycroft, resort services manager. “We have more than 40 metal handrail and box features already within our fleet and are introducing a few more fat pipe designs, intermediate box features, and a signature Oakley O feature.” Silver Star is the host mountain to one of the best freestyle ski clubs in Canada, train-

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Groomers place the Oakely O feature into the Rockstar Terrain Park at Silver Star Mountain Resort. ing and outputting high caliber athletes. Silver Star Mountain Resort is also the home resort of Rockstar athlete Riley Leboe. “We’re excited about our new partnership with Silver Star

Mountain and, as the preferred energy drink of the resort, our sponsorship will extend a number of benefits to guests, adding to the already awardwinning experience at Silver Star,” said Daniel

St-Cyr, Rockstar director of sales. “In addition, it gives us the opportunity to present the new Rockstar Park this season, which we are stoked about.” Recently, Silver Star

received the Best Park in the West Award, fifth place, from SBC Resort Guide. “It’s mind-boggling that Silver Star has such a great park setup with absolutely zero snowmaking,” says Adam Levitt, editor of SBC Resort Guide. “An incredibly hardworking crew keeps their park in top shape and a high-speed sixpack chair allows for as many laps in the day as your legs can stand.” Riders and skiers can also test their speed and skills on the Olympic-style Rockstar snowcross course, featuring berms, rollers, quick straight-a-ways and a choice of multiple lanes, including a through-the-trees option.

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A new restaurant in a new Vernon hotel opens its doors Friday. Ricky’s All Day Grill is attached to the new Pacific Inn Hotel located at 4716-34th Street. The 2,304-square-foot restaurant will seat up to 124 diners who can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. “The Pacific Inn will be a great new place to stay with full amenities and services,” said Ricky’s general manager Peter Grewal, a 15-year hospitality industry veteran. “Add in Ricky’s high-quality food and superior service, and we can virtually guarantee that our guests will have a memorable experience.” Ricky’s interior design highlights include booths, wooden tables and chairs, flat screen TVs, neon lighting and a fireplace. Adjacent to the restaurant will be a RG’s Lounge featuring cocktails and food service.

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“The opportunity to leverage the technology and the resources of the college is significant.” — Peter Haubrich

institutional building in Western Canada, it includes areas for testing and demonstration of alternative energy sources, features unique green roof designs and has been profiled internationally for its significant energy controls and monitoring systems. With space for commercialization initia-

tives, Haubrich sees the building as a natural to build on the existing partnerships and to develop new ones that will lead to innovation. “Okanagan College’s accreditation as a research institution by Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in 2011 also bodes well,” he said.

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Part of Armstrong’s year-long centennial celebrations in 2013 include a big summertime party. Homecoming 100 will be held July 4 to 7. “We are prepared to receive registrations early in January through our e-mail address, armstrong1913@gmail.com,” said event spokesperson Shirley Fowler. Everyone is invited but you must register at the e-mail address. “Please register early and help spread the word. No one will want to miss this party,” said Fowler. “It’s a chance to re-acquaint with family, friends, neighbours, school chums, teachers, business associates and fellow sports team members.” Activities from Homecoming headquarters at Hassen Arena will include community tours, wine and cheese party, family picnic and swim at Memorial Park, Friday and Saturday evening entertainment and dinner, pancake breakfasts, school reunions and more. Monthly itinerary updates will be e-mailed starting in February as further functions and activities are added to the list. The registration cost is $20 per person and registration fees can be mailed to Homecoming 100, Box 56, Armstrong, B.C,. V0E 1B0.


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The Cherryville Community Hall is garnering support for upgrades. The federal government is providing $2,070 so the Cherryville Community Club can paint and install new drywall, which will help the facility better host a variety of programs and activities. “The Cherryville Community Club is very happy and pleased to be a recipient of the community infrastructure improvement fund,” said Lynne Frerichs, president. “This allows us to spruce up the interior of our beautiful hall for all to enjoy. This is very much appreciated.” “This investment will help create jobs and growth, and will support the prosperity of the community for years,” said Colin Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap MP.

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The B.C. government is rolling out its new high-tech medical services cards starting Feb. 15, in an effort to phase out millions of CareCards in the hands of non-residents. The new cards will be combined with the B.C. B.C. goVernMent photo driver’s licence, with a similar B.C. Services A sample of the new combined driver’s licence and Card available to those health card. A B.C. Services Card without driving privileges will also be available. who don’t drive. Residents will be required to re-enrol to needs to be renewed. there were up to 9.1 milrenew the card every five The government’s plan is lion B.C. CareCards in years, whether they drive to change over all eligible circulation. The total B.C. residents between population of B.C. is 4.5 or not. Qualified residents the ages of 19 and 74 to million. Health Minister can enrol in the Medical the new cards over the next five years. Margaret MacDiarmid Services Plan at any proTo be eligible for MSP said the new card is vincial office that issues coverage, you must be designed to comply driver’s licences. a citizen or approved with B.C.’s information There is no fee for the permanent resident of and privacy law, which health services card only. Canada, living in B.C. at restricts how personal The current $75 fee for a five-year driver’s licence least six months of the data can be used and renewal will apply to the year. Dependents must shared. That means ICBC new combined cards, also be residents to be eligible for coverage. and police have no discounted to $17 for The health ministry access to medical files, seniors. announced the new card and hospitals and mediThere is no requireprogram in May 2011, cal offices have no access ment to get the new card after a review showed to driving records. until your driver’s licence


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Emily Pfannschmidt Durning Directions School: Vernon Secondary School Hobbies: Volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, social events, swimming and reading. Future goals: attend university to become a physiotherapist/dietician. Favourite Quote: “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one” - Elbert Hubbard Reasons why I joined the QSSEP: To build self confidence by stepping out of my comfort zone, make lasting friendships and become more active in my community. What skills I hope to gain in the QSSEP: Public speaking and presenting myself confidently in public. What being a youth ambassador means to me: It would be an honour and a privilege to represent the city I was born and raised in, and to be a positive role model for others.

rime Minister Stephen Harper announced revised guidelines relating to foreign investments in Canada by entities controlled by foreign governments. During that announcement, the decision by Industry Canada was rendered regarding the acquisitions of Nexen by the Chinese stateowned oil and gas company NCOOC, and Colin Mayes the purchase of Progress Energy Resources by the Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas. The announcement is not the beginning of a trend to sell Canada’s resources to foreign states but rather an announcement to end the trend. The prime minister made a clear distinction between free-market investment and investments by state-owned entities. The message was that Canada does not want foreign states to own majority interests in Canada’s natural resources to the extent that would compromise the sovereignty interests of Canada. Inward investment can play a big role in creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians particularly

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when it comes from private investors on free-market terms. But not all foreign investment is equal. When it comes from foreign governments, we have to make sure that Canada’s best interests are protected. Accordingly, going forward, foreign government entities will not be permitted to acquire control of a Canadian oil sands business unless there are exceptional circumstances. Outside the oil sands, there will also be strengthened scrutiny of investment proposals. The more control that a foreign government is likely to exercise over a Canadian business or industry, the less likely the transaction will be approved. In a global market where many oil and gas companies are stateowned, Canada must be vigilant to insure that any state-owned entities that enter our domestic market do not control the industry to the extent that the investment would compromise our natural resources and market system sovereignty. The sum of the prime minister’s statement is that Canada will remain open for business. But this doesn’t mean Canada is for sale to foreign governments. I am certain all Canadians will applaud our prime minister’s leadership in protecting our sovereignty over our natural resources.

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Vipers forced to shuffle roster Eviston sent home; Bird plucked from Coquitlam Graeme Corbett Morning Star Staff

For the first time in a long time, the Vernon Vipers could be sellers at B.C. Hockey League trade deadline. It all depends on what’s on offer said head coach/GM Jason Williamson, who has until 8 p.m. Thursday (6 p.m. for interleague transactions) to finalize his roster for the stretch run. The Vipers, last in the Interior Division at 12-17-0-7, host the fifth-place Trail Smoke Eaters (16-22-0-1) tonight at Wesbild Centre. “We’re listening to everything; we have to,” Williamson told The Morning Star Tuesday morning. “Not a lot of things are going on yet; a trade hasn’t been made yet this week. The phones are busy, but we’re not in a panic to do anything.” The Vipers did shuffle their roster over the weekend. Williamson sent 20-year-old forward Pearce Eviston home, and plucked free agent defenceman Jason Bird from the Coquitlam Express. Williamson said Eviston didn’t take kindly to being benched for taking a bad penalty in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. Eviston, whose little brother Bryce is a rookie d-man with the Snakes, was not in the lineup for Vernon’s thrilling 4-3 overtime win over the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday night at Wesbild. “We need players that put the team first and I made the decision (Friday) night that he wasn’t putting the team first,” said Williamson. “He’s got to do a little soul searching here to figure out what he wants to do with his hockey career.” Eviston did not return phone calls. Bird, a 19-year-old blueliner, was de-carded by the Express in December as he recovered from shoulder surgery. The Etobicoke, Ont. native was injured in a freak accident on opening day. He skated for the first time since the injury Monday with the Vipers, but isn’t expected to be ready for action for a couple weeks. “Feels good. It was my first real workout yesterday since I did it,” said Bird, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder who compiled two goals, 10 assists and 37 penalty minutes in 52 games with Coquitlam last season. “I just want to play. I’m really excited. It’s a great organization. Their past record speaks for itself.” Williamson said having six healthy d-men already will allow him to bring Bird into the lineup when he is fully recovered. “It just solidifies things and gives us a little healthy competition back there,” he said. “It’s good that we won’t have to rely on APs going into the stretch. “He’s just got to get back into shape.” Meanwhile, Ryan Renz scored the OT winner to lift the Vipers past the Warriors in an entertaining 4-3 tilt Saturday before nearly 1,800 fans.

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Vernon Viper goalie Danny todosychuk denies West Kelowna Warriors’ forward marcus basara with a little help from defenceman ryan renz in b.C. Hockey League action Saturday night at Wesbild Centre. renz scored in overtime to give Vernon a 4-3 win. Aaron Hadley provided a pair of goals for Vernon, and assisted on the opening marker by Adam Tambellini (22nd goal) in the first period. Hadley’s second snipe, his 11th of the season, was a goalof-the-year candidate. The burly forward went roof daddy on netminder Tyler Briggs while being hauled down by a West Kelowna defender as he crashed the net. Said Renz: “It was one of the best individual efforts I’ve seen in a long time in my Junior career.” “We were resilient tonight. People have been saying our team breaks down after giving up goals, but we hung with them each time they scored.” Renz, who played minor hockey with Hadley in Castlegar, turned in a gritty solo effort for the 4-on-4 winner. Unable to get a point shot off, he pushed wide and got a step on his check, and with teammate Dexter Dancs boxing out the remaining defender, he dove at the net, pushing the puck through Briggs’ five-hole. Second star David Pope (8th and 9th) replied for the 14-11-2-8 Warriors with a pair of sonic snipes off faceoffs won cleanly by Shawn Hochhausen. With the score 2-2 early in the third period, Vernon d-man

Geoff Crisfield took a wreckless hit from behind penalty that led to Pope setting up Seb Lloyd (17th) for a backdoor feed for the go-ahead goal. Warriors’ head coach Rylan Ferster said they should have put Vernon away for good after that tally. “When the score was 3-2, I don’t think we took the game over like we should have, but full marks to them, they were playing hard,” said Ferster. Viper backup Danny Todosychuk was steady in recording 28 saves for his third win. Briggs had 33 stops. The Vipers wrap up a three-game homestand Saturday against the Powell River Kings. SNAKE BITES: Former Viper coach Mark Ferner has been fired from his head coaching duties by the WHL Everett Silvertips. He will be replaced by on an interim basis by Tips’ GM Garry Davidson, former co-owner of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks...Former Viper forward Mike Collins, now with the Merrimack Warriors, is nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the NCAA Division 1 MVP... Ex-Viper d-man Max Mowat ended his Junior hockey career before the Christmas break due to injury. Mowat, 19, had three assists in 23 games with the Okotoks Oilers.

Seeing Possibilities Taking Action Enabling Progress en•act•us Okanagan College After eight years of service to the community, SIFE Okanagan is building on its promise to use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. The student-led organization is undergoing a name change to become Enactus. But don’t let the new look fool you – the group’s mission is still the same. Moving forward Enactus will continue to make connections with the community. More than 100 students throughout the valley will work with youth, not-for-profit organizations and drive community initiatives to improve the lives of others.

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Renegades on a roll Venom cruise to title Morning Star Staff

The Valleywood Venom cruised through the West Kelowna Senior Atom Rep tournament, icing the Kelowna Hawks 7-2 in Sunday’s final. The Venom melted the Kamloops Ice Hawks 8-1 in the semifinals after storming the Kelowna Kings 9-0 and ambushing the Kelowna Capitals 9-3. The Valleywood scoring was led by Coletyn Boyarski (6+6), Cameron Moger (6+5), Lochlan O’Keefe (8+1), Jacob Boden (3+5), Gavin Medema (5+1), Tysen Fairweather (4+2), Brayden Szeman (3+2), Scott Gilowski (4A), Connor Hansen (2+1), Aiden Trottier (2G), Ethan Beliveau (1+1) and Scott Gilowski (4A). Kobe Grant and Owen Swiscoski were outstanding in net. The Vernon H&L Glass Wolfpack

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The Sun Valley Source For Sports Renegades posted a pair of Bantam Tier 2 hockey wins last weekend. The Renegades (7-5-1) opened by brushing back the West Kelowna Warriors 6-4 in exhibition action Saturday at Civic Arena and followed with a 4-1 Okanagan Mainline league win over the Kamloops Blazers Sunday at Civic. The Renegades fell behind the Warriors 2-0 before battling back to tie it up with goals from Michael LeNoury (from Jagger Williamson and Nick Higgs) and Williamson (from Eamonn Miller and Kaden Black). Black went top shelf, from Williamson and Harvey Pawsey), early in the second before West Kelowna levelled things before the ice clean. Vernon then took a 5-3 lead with goals from Williamson (assists to Black and Miller) and Josh DeCoffe (from Black and Miller) before Westside made it close. Williamson got his hat trick goal into the empty net. Against Kamloops (9-5), the Renegades (7-5-1) broke open a tight affair with two goals in the first period from Jarrett Campbell (assist to Donte Nowell) and Black (assists to Williamson and LeNoury). The Sun Valley crew kept pressuring and were rewarded with their third goal, unassisted by Miller. Kamloops clicked on a power play before Campbell iced it with an empty netter, on a feed by Matt Kowalski. In Midget Tier 1 play, the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers tied the North Kamloops Lions 3-3 Saturday at Civic Arena and iced the host Winfield Juveniles 3-1 Sunday. The Vipers (5-6-2) led 3-1 after two periods with Kenny Batke clicking from Austin Garrington and Wyatt Warnes, Travis Churchill converting from Warnes and Hayden Chase scoring from Churchill and Matt Halvorson. The Vipers went to Lake Country with just nine skaters and held off the last-place

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Chad Thomas of the Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers tries to get past Kevin Emsland of the North Kamloops Lions in Midget Tier 1 hockey action Saturday at the Civic Arena. Juveniles. Warnes opened the attack from Chad Thomas before Jacob Dolinar banged home a Churchill rebound on the powerplay. Warnes had the secondary assist. Thomas netted a powerplay snipe in the third, assisted by Cole Woodliffe. The Coca-Cola Tier 2 Midget Vipers started the new year at home by grounding the Merritt Centennials 4-1. Vernon produced one powerplay goal per period with Dustin Copeland opening the attack in the first period, from Mitchell Lukacs. In the second period, Lukacs made a great end to end rush, holding off the defender with one arm and carrying the puck in and scoring the winner, also on the powerplay. Merritt responded early in the third, but Lee Springer connected with the man advantage, assisted by Pawsey and Jordan Rea, at 3:58. Just over a minute later, Copeland scored after a nice outlet pass from Zach Manton and Lukacs. The Coca-Cola boys host an eight-team Winter Classic starting Friday. Vernon opens against Quesnel (8 p.m., Civic) and then meets West Kelowna Saturday (11:30 a.m., Civic). The Vipers battle Smithers Saturday (6:15

p.m., Civic). The Vernon Fix Auto Bantam Tier 3 Vikings tied South Okanagan 4-4 in exhibition play. Connor Johnston got Vernon started, assisted by Riley Swiscoski. The Vikings made it 2-0 on Owen Beliveau’s snipe from Brett Lambert. South Okanagan cut the lead in half before the ice clean. Johnston and Brian Ferguson put the Vikings up 4-2 after 40 minutes. South Okanagan equalized midway through the third. Vernon split the goaltending duties between Conor Webb and Ethan Huizinga. The Nixon Wenger Pee Wee Tier 3 Rattlers went 1-3 in the Salmon Arm Tournament. The Rattlers clipped Prince George 2-1 in their opener with Cole Johnson tying things up and Gavin Fleck sniping the winner in the third period. Lincoln Connor, on a feed from Tanner Wright, scored as the Rattlers bowed 8-1 to the Revelstoke Grizzlies. The Nixon Wenger crew then bowed 6-4 to Quesnel with Eric Noren (2+1), Connor and Johnson handling the offence. The Rattlers finished by falling 2-0 to the West Kelowna Warriors.

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The Seaton Sonics went 1-2 in the Valleyview Vikings senior boys basketball tournament last weekend in Kamloops. Seaton battled back from a 12-point, third-quarter deficit before falling 60-58 to the Vikes. The Sonics tied the game at 58-58 with four seconds left, only to lose a heartbreaker at the buzzer. Tournament allstar Kuup Peters poured in 19 second-half points. The Sonics then rallied to stop the Salmon Arm Golds 58-52 after trailing by nine at the half. With shooting guard Matt McEachran-Law away for the entire month in Panama with Students Without Borders, it was once again Peters picking up the offensive slack by draining 17 in the second half. Alex Baxter rung up 14 points and 10 rebounds, while junior call up Parker Friesen canned 10 points. Hard pressed to top the drama of the first two games,

the Sonics did just that in a 47-46 thrilling win over the Okanagan Mission Huskies. After losing to the Huskies in Kelowna in December, the Sonics had revenge on their minds. Though leading for most of the game, led by a rocksolid defence, the Sonics found themselves with the ball, down by a point with 10 seconds remaining, as the Huskies’ outside shooting caught fire. Executing the in-bound play to perfection, Liam MacPhee’s pass was handled by Friesen, who fed Luke Harrigan, who dumped it inside to the cutting Peters, who finished the play by hitting one of his trademark floaters from 15 feet for the win. Baxter, MacPhee and Harrigan all had outstanding defensive performances. North Zone league play resumes tonight (8:15) with the VSS Panthers entertaining the Fulton Maroons in their new gymnasium. The senior girls game goes at 6:30.

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Kris Mallette hardly treats affiliates like they’re crash-test dummies. Instead, he gives them regular shifts, puts them out on the penalty kill and lets them learn on the fly in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. D o w n three defencemen due to suspension, injury and illness, the North Okanagan Knights used Tanner Burns three Midget call-ups in a pair of weekend road wins – 3-2 over the Kamloops Storm and 5-1 over the Chase Heat. Matt Halvorson, a d-man with the Vernon Home Building Centre Midget Tier 1 Vipers, scored his first KIJHL goal to help the Knights Sunday in Chase. Forward Logan Geefs (Vernon) and d-man Justin Lange (Pursuit of Excellence, Kelowna) also enjoyed solid outings. “They all did a fantastic job for us,” said Mallette, head coach of the Knights. “Every time we bring somebody up, they play well and that bodes well for the team in the future.” The Knights were without Mac

Ferner (suspension), Dryden Profeit (flu) and Tyler Bolduc (broken ankle). Tanner Burns, who the Knights could lose to the BCHL at the Thursday night carding deadline, recorded his team-high 22nd and 23rd goals of the season against the Heat. Matty Saharchuk fired his 15th and Brett Hawrys got his 10th as the Knights improved to 23-11-1-2. Dominick Hodges netted his 11th for the Heat (9-25-3-1). The Knights, who got 17 saves from Austin Buzzell, lost forward Colton Thibault (Vernon) with a high-sticking major late in the third period. The Heat went 1-for-9 on the powerplay with Josh Ellis and Derek Andrews leading a strong Knights’ penalty-killing unit. In Kamloops, the Knights went up 2-1 just 29 seconds into the third when captain Steven Pantazopoulos earned his sixth snipe of the season, from Ellis and Mat Lambert (Vernon). Lambert, named first star, netted the eventual winner, at 9:47, his 15th, on a powerplay, assisted by Ellis and Hawrys. Andrews put North Okanagan up 1-0 in the final minute of the first, with his 14th of the year, from Burns. Knights’ d-man Nathan Browne (Vernon) took second star. Buzzell

made 39 stops. Daniel Buchanan connected for his 18th and 19th goals for the Storm (13-20-2-4). The Knights, meanwhile, have carded Lumby’s Dylan Bowen, a POE grad who had one assist and 14 penalty minutes in 25 games with the BCHL Salmon Arm SilverBacks. Bowen is 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. “He should help our back end,” said Mallette. “(Assistant Webb) Shawn and I watched him at Salmon Arm’s camp extensively, and he’s a shot-blocking defenceman who has some offensive upside.” The Knights have also carded d-man David London, a Kelowna product who is waiting to see what the BCHL Nanaimo Clippers do at the deadline. London, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder, has played eight games as an AP with Nanaimo. London, 19, amassed 1-12-13 in 41 games with Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL last year. The Knights host the Kelowna Chiefs Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre before visiting the Revelstoke Grizzlies Saturday and entertaining the first-overall Nelson Leafs in a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday. North Okanagan is just one point back of the division-leading Sicamous Eagles.

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The Vernon Advertising Works Rebels capped a 4-0 run in the Petite Division of the Gold Pan ringette tournament with a 20-4 stuffing of host Quesnel Sunday in the Cariboo. Abygayle Williamson led the Rebels with three goals and six assists. Madison Fox (4+3), Hailey Quiring (4+3), Josey Nerling (4+1), Alyssa Carter (3+4) and Kyra Olsen (2G) rounded out the offence in front of Kaila Summerfelt. The Rebels opened the tourney by ambushing Houston 24-5. Fox (3+4), Williamson and Carter, each with 3+2, Hailey Quiring (3+1), and Katie Finlayson, Julie Francis, Josey Nerling and Kyra Olsen, each turning hat tricks, handled the offence. Carter and Francis each collected three goals and an assist as the advertising crew spanked Quesnel 18-1. Fox, Quiring and Williamson each had three goals, Olsen provided a pair and Finlayson had a goal and an assist. The Rebels, coached by Darcy Quiring and Scott Finlayson, iced Prince George 12-3 in their third game, with Carter pocketing three goals and three assists. Williamson and Fox, each with 3+2, Quiring, with a pair, and Olsen completed the attack. In other Gold Pan play, the Vernon Newalta Renegades registered a tie and three losses in Quesnel. Miranda Chapple had three goals and an assist as Vernon tied Houston

7-7 in their opening game. Kalen Webster and Makayla Vanderzwan counted two goals apiece to complete the offence. Jillian Pipke, assisted by Chapple and Bryn Taylor-Hawes, provided the Renegades’ lone goal in a 9-1 loss to Prince George, and Ellen Campbell netted a single in a 7-1 loss to Quesnel. In their final game, the Renegades fell 6-3 to Terrace, with offence coming from Vanderzwan (assist to Sophie Granley), Webster (assist to TaylorHawes) and Chapple. Aleisha Smith was steady in net. In Petite play Sunday, the DCT Chambers Voltage toppled the West Kelowna Fireworks 8-6. Emma Elders pulled the hat trick for the Voltage, and Grace Cornell pocketed a deuce. Mackenzie Munroe, Rylie Marchand and Emma Lochhead pitched in with singles. Jaden Scott and Munroe each provided three helpers, with other assists to Kenzie Koshure, Amy Demetrick and Levi Knopf. Giselle Torres supplied strong defence in front of netminder Brooke Buller. The Cornerstone Dental Tween A squad used five unanswered goals to earn a 9-3 comeback win over the Kelowna Junior A’s in an exhibition tilt Sunday at Priest Valley Arena. Backed by netminder Garret Adams, the Dental crew got four goals from Kendra Ostafie, a pair from Shelby Conners and singles by Delaney Tetrault and Emma Carter.

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Vernon’s Amy Edwards was one win shy of a playoff berth at the Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Women’s Curling Championships in Coquitlam. Edwards, backed by third Sydney Hofer and the front end of Kylie Tokairin and Courtney Woo, fell 5-4 to Corryn Brown of Kamloops in her final round-robin game Saturday morning. Up by a point after eight ends, the Vernon foursome gave up back-to-back singles.

Brown went on to upend Nanaimo’s Kalia Van Osch in the championship game Sunday. Brown will compete in the M&M Meat Shops nationals, Feb. 2-10, in Fort McMurray. Meanwhile, the Vernon foursome of skip Brendan Cliff, third Matthew Schiman, second Devin Schmidt and lead Tyler Young went winless at the B.C. Junior Men’s playdowns, ending with a 7-6 loss to Kelowna’s Brandon Emslie Saturday morning.

Vernon’s Diane Schuetze is the athlete of the week in the Canada West Athletic Conference. The fifth-year post flushed 28 points, recorded 15 rebounds, four blocks and one steal as the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack stopped the UBC Okanagan Heat 91-54 in women’s basketball action Saturday in Kamloops. Schuetze is the Canada West’s top scorer (20.4 points per game) and rebounder Diane Schuetze (11.6) in 2012-13 and ranks among the all-time conference leaders in numerous categories. In Saturday’s win, she was the WolfPack’s leading scorer and rebounder for the sixth time this season and registered her 18th career double-double, tied for seventh place on the all-time Canada West list with Anna Drewniak of Manitoba (1999-2004). “She is going to be a handful for anyone, not just in our league, but throughout the country,” said TRU head coach Scott Reeves. “She is definitely a fifth-year All-Canadian, there is no question.” The WolfPack improved to 8-3, while the Heat

dipped to 4-7. Sarah Allison paced the Heat with 14 points, while Vernon products Emily Kanester and Maddie Kaneda each drained 10. In men’s play, the Heat got 20 points and eight boards from former Pleasant Valley Saint Mitch Goodwin in a 76-59 win over the WolfPack Saturday at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game MVP Brett Rouault (3rd year, guard, Vernon) had 18 points. “I was really proud of our guys’ effort,” said 2-9 Heat head coach Pete Guarasci. “We sustained it throughout the whole game. Not only our physical effort, but our mental effort. “We stayed focused and we guarded well and tried to do good things on offence and make good shots. I was really happy with the way they executed the game-plan.”

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Rose Heather Lea (nee Huculak)

January 12, 1973 - December 29, 2012 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing, in Calgary, of our beloved Heather Rose (nee Huculak). She bravely battled cervical cancer for 14 months. Heather was born in Williams Lake, B.C. and moved with her family to Vernon, B.C. in 1975. In her growing up years she enjoyed the country life in Lavington, camping, cross country skiing, running in the open fields with her dog Joey. She was active in Brownies & Guides, Dance, Piano lessons & later playing trumpet in the high school band. She loved traveling (Disneyland & Expo ‘86) and she loved her animals. Heather attended Lavington Elementary, Kal Junior Secondary then graduated from W.L. Seaton in 1991. She later headed east with husband Marc and started a family, finally to settle in Calgary in 1996. Heather worked for Tim Horton’s and later Canada Safeway in the bakery Dept. She just loved her job there and her co-workers and they loved her back. Heather was also very active at Cappy Smart Elementary School, when her young family was growing, with her baking and fund-raising for the new playground equipment there. Heather leaves behind her Mother Patti Huculak, separated Husband Marcus Rose, her daughters Jennifer(18) Pamela(17) & Katie(13) and precious Granddaughter Miah(1). Also left to mourn are her 2 Grandmothers Kay Huculak and Pauline Sawka both of Vernon. Her Aunts Marion McAreavy, Teresa Huculak and Chrissie (Keith) Johnson also of Vernon. Her Uncles Lawrence Huculak of Winnipeg, Darryl (Selena) Huculak of Victoria and Greg (Minerva) Sawka of Vernon. She also leaves many cousins & extended family members. Heather was predeceased by her father Chris Huculak in 2008. Also her 2 grandpas, Andy Huculak in 1974 and Nick Sawka in 1998. Heather requested a private family service in Calgary with cremation to follow. An open house was held at her place later where many friends and co workers came to share stories, laughter & tears. A service of remembrance for Heather will be held in Vernon on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 11:00 am in St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic church 2210 40th St. Vernon. Father Andrij Wasylinko will officiate. An open house will be held later from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at #107 5501 20th St. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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As we loved you, so we miss you; In our memory you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for always. Bringing many a silent tear.

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Helen Elizabeth

Baryla 1927~2013 Our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother (GG) left us on January 05, 2013 to be with the love of her life, George, who predeceased her in 1997. Helen was born February 20, 1927 in Kipling, Saskatchewan before moving to Manitoba where she met George and married in 1950. They moved to Northern Ontario in the early 1950’s where they raised their family. In the early 1980’s Helen and George moved to Vernon to enjoy and watch their grandchildren grow up. Over the past five years her greatest enjoyment was the time she spent with her great-granddaughter Parker Jane Adair. Mom was a member of St. James CWL. She belonged to Lincoln Lanes Senior Bowling and also played Bridge. Mom loved going to Powerhouse Theatre and the Performing Arts Center. She was especially keen to watch golf and curling on TV. She had a passion for traveling abroad. Mom got excited and always made it special times when the family was coming home. She will be dearly missed by her son Paul (Lorraine), daughters Cynthia (Geza), Catherine, grandson Christopher (Amelie) granddaughter Amber (Clayton), great-granddaughter Parker Jane, brothers Philip and George (Doreen). Helen was predeceased by her husband George, father Peter, mother Caroline, brothers Steve, William (Bill) and sister Kathaleen. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 2 pm on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. James Roman Catholic Church (2607-27th Street Vernon) with Rev. Father Dale Normandeau officiating. Following the service a gathering will be held at the home of Paul and Lorraine. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Creekside Landing for their support and care and also the staff (emergency & 2west) at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Helen’s memory to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (2101-32nd Street Vernon, BC V1T 5L2). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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HEATH, Donald Allan 1933 – 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and accidental passing of Donald Allan Heath, with his loving family by his side, on December 30, 2012 in Palm Springs, California. Don was born October 11, 1933 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan and spent his formative years in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1953 to 1958, and then took over his father’s photography business in Melfort, Saskatchewan where he became a professional photographer. Eventually relocating to Vernon in 1975, Don was a wellknown photographer and businessman, retiring in 1999. Don was actively involved in the community including Rotary and serving on the board of the Vernon Women’s Transition House. He will be forever loved and missed by his loving wife and best friend, Marion Heath; sons, Douglas (Sandra) Heath of Victoria, BC, Garry (Claire) Heath of Tustin, CA; daughter, Lisa-Dawn (Ian) Gillis of Ottawa, ON; and three grandchildren, Cara Heath, Bryan Gillis and Kathryn Gillis. Further cherishing his memory is his sister-in-law, Dorothy Gibbons, brother-inlaw, Donald Gibbons and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church (3701 32 Avenue, Vernon, BC) with Rev, Dr. Teresa Charlton and Rev. Karl Janzen officiating. Those wishing to do so, may make a donation in Don’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Arrangements entrusted to: ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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Horst Fritz Herbert

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was born on October 29th, 1926 in Niesky, Germany and passed away on January 2nd, 2013 at his residence at the age of 86 years. Horst will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marion, to whom he was married for 56 years; one daughter, Judy Bielefeld of Cambridge, Ontario; one son, Peter (Jane Watt) Bielefeld of North Vancouver, B.C.; and his granddog, Raleigh (who was his faithful friend and lap-dog). Horst loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener, hiker and explorer of the wilderness, always making sure he never went without his camera. He was a member of the North Okanagan Naturalist Club and the Camera Club. Horst loved animals, especially birds and dogs. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Horst’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Horst to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, #200-825 Broughton Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1E5 or the SPCA, 4800 Haney Road, Vernon, B.C. V1H 1P6.

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It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Felicity Anne Heidt aged 68 years, a resident of Vernon since 1971. Felicity was born in Broadstone, England on February 15th, 1944 and married her husband Michael on May 7th, 1963. The family lived in Vancouver, before moving to this area. Felicity helped with bookkeeping for the family business and in her spare time loved to walk at the Oceanside and was an avid reader, and bird watcher. Felicity is survived by her beloved husband Michael, her loving son and daughter in law, Chris and Cheryl Heidt, of Armstrong. She is also survived by her grand dog Cuba, her mother Joyce Wanhill of Nanaimo, two brothers; Richard (Laurie) of Nanaimo and Andrew (Pat) of Terrace, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. There will be no service by request. Cremation will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

Ernie was very well known and involved in the Coldstream community. He was one of four founding members of the Coldstream Fire Hall, which was founded in 1962; he served as a member for 35 years. He was also a member on the Coldstream Council from 1975-1987, until he was elected as Mayor of Coldstream in 1987-1996. In addition to being a trustee member for the Vernon Irrigation District for 34 years and a founding member of S.O.D.I.C.A Dairy, which became NOCA Dairy, Ernie ran a successful dairy farm and fruit orchard. 58 years of Ernie’s life was dedicated to his milk cows before he retired from milking in the year 2000. “Retiring” being the key word; “the chief ” spent the next ten years overseeing the dairy herds and working side by side with his two grandchildren. Grandpa Ernie was very loved and cherished by his son, Rodney, and his two grandchildren, Brock and Kayla, both of whom he thought the world of. Ernie is also survived by his sister, Irene Newell, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of which he deeply cared about. Ernie was a lovable, generous character that will be extremely missed by his good friends, his community and his big brown dog, Sassy. Thank you to all of our family, friends and the community for their love and support during this extremely difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm on January 11, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Tea to follow. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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Joseph Vital Jean Tetreault was born on May 3rd, 1935 in St. Paul, Alberta, one of fourteen children born to Sylva and Rosalie Tetreault (nee Fontaine). He was called Home to be with his Lord on January 5th, 2013 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 77 years.

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His father, Bertram Clarence Palfrey, came to BC from England in May of 1910 and began work in the orchards for the Kidston family. Ernie’s mother, Gertrude Illman, came from England in 1912 and eventually started working in the kitchen for the Kidston family. The two were married in 1914. Ernie was born on June 6, 1929, into a family with six siblings.

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our grandpa, Ernie Palfrey, who passed away at his home on January 3, 2013.

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Vital will be lovingly remembered by his wife Annette, to whom was married for 52 years; one son, Jean-Guy (Alana) of Maple Ridge, B.C.; one daughter, Caroline of Port Coquitlam, B.C.; three grandchildren, Kristopher, Mackenzie and Richard; one brother, Vic (Gloria) of Edmonton, Alberta; two sisters, Leonie Ganske of Delta, B.C. and Regina Tetreault of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by ten siblings. Prayers will be recited at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. with a Funeral Mass following at the church on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Dale Normandeau celebrant. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Vital to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187

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Medical/Dental

Work Wanted

Moving & Storage

A new family practice in Vernon is looking for a CDA to start 2-3 days a week, will grow to 4 days a week. The applicant needs to be hardworking , comfortable with chair side assistance, and be able to multi-task. The applicant also needs to be friendly and pleasant with patients. Please submit resume to seglasegla@yahoo.com

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

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

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Are you Fit, Reliable & Honest? If so, Chalet Snow Removal at Silver Star Resort is looking for you! Competitive Wages Please Call – 250-549-0973

NEED A Change? Looking for work? In the Provost region, workers of all kinds are needed now! Visit our website today for more information: www.dreamscreatethefuture.ca Required: Care aid who must live in Vernon, work in private home, female nonsmoker need only respond. (250)5585148, Fax 250-558-5285

Residential Care Attendant

Supporting a female adult in Vernon. Part time 20-30 hrs. wk. Day & evenings. Email resume and covering letter to kossociety@gmail.com VERNON BUTCHER SHOP Now Hiring Experienced Meat Cutters and Customer Service personnel. Apply with resume: #400-3101 48th Ave. WANTED SHORT Logger and Hayrack logging truck off highway and highway hauls for work till end of March. Call 604-819-3393.

Ofce Support OFFICE admin./secretary for millwork shop. Experience in industry and Simply Acc. an asset. info@bwpmillwork.com

PT hours. Potential for FT. Start-Up Business, Vernon, BC, requires High Energy, Computer Literate Person with Experience in Book-keeping, Data Entry, Customer Service. Competitive wages. Apply to: hedgehogfocus@gmail.com

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay CLEAN dry wheat straw, Square and round. bales, delivery avail Ph 250-558-9509 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. 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 Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

Livestock 40 Black Angus Bred cows & 18 1st calf bred Heifers, 2 Bulls. 1-250-546-9766 evenings, Days 1-780-518-0901

Legal Services

Pets

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

ANIMAL CARE SOCIETY

Cats and kittens available for adoption to approved homes. Neutered, tattooed & vaccinated.

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The BEST and the BRIGHTEST

Growth oriented Okanagan Valley import dealership requires career-minded individuals to join our team.

AUTOMOTIVE SALESPERSONS Full-time

You distinguish yourself from the rest with exceptional customer-service skills, meeting the needs of our customers in a professional manner. You are effective at building and maintaining your list of satisfied clients. We offer one of the highest wage and benefit plans in the automotive industry to the successful candidate who is able to consistently deliver above average results. We would like to thank all those who apply, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please apply by email only with your cover letter and resume in confidence to sales@vernonvw.com EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Livestock

Livestock

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

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REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

RT 16 - 17 Ave & 38 St • Available now

Please try to keep your driveway and walkway clear of ice and help us keep our carriers safe from accidents. Some carriers will be choosing to deliver after school to prevent early morning slips.

Education/Tutoring

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PROFESSIONAL SALES Consultants. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates to join our award winning team. Denham Ford is Canada’s most highly awarded Ford dealer. We maintain a large inventory of new and used vehicles, and friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email:

A Coldstream family with several school-aged children is seeking a Mother’s Helper for weekdays from 2:30 to 5:30. Duties include organizing, child care, meal preparation and light housework. $16/hr. Please apply to Lydia (ba_phllps@yahoo.ca).

Home Care/Support

Health Products

Financial Services

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd in Hanna, Alberta needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25-$31/hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-8542845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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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

RT 84 - 30 Ave & 13 St • Available now

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Building Supplies

Food Products HOME grown buffalo meat available. Contact 250-5490716 or 250-546-6992

Garden Equipment Snowblowers $200-$400. Call (250)307-0009

5hp-10hp. for details.

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN

STARTING a flagging job? For Sale: size small reflective rain or snow jacket, size 7 SA approved high top work boots and adjustable reflective hard hat. Used for four months. Boots bought at Mark’s Work Warehouse. Worth $200.00 new. Asking $160.00 or best offer for everything. Dawn @ 250-307-9355

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

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Ron Marchand

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832-3320

STEEL Buildings, Prices Reduced, Wholesale/Factory offers On discounted deals Big & Small. Source# 1RZ 800-964-8335

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

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

Misc. for Sale 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

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Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Copies for gifts!

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30” Husqvarna snowblower, brand new, never used. Open to offers! 250-379-2478. 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; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. www.bigirondrilling.com 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. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca 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 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791

Auctions

Auctions

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.

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.

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: Goose Decoys. (250)542-0501 WANTED: Industrial meat grinder and/or band saw. (250)309-2909 WANTED - Tractor Tire and Rim, 14.9 X 24”, 8 hole bolt fitting, early 1950’s Ferguson or Ford. Bob @ 250-497-8811 kaleden or 2hauca@telus.net Wanted: Used Entertainment Centre Cabinet with stacking shelves. (250)542-9691

Real Estate

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Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan

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up to $120. per vehicle Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. (250)540-4815

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 Mens left hand Taylormade T.P.-M.C. Irons 5-P.W., Also R9 Supertri Driver. Asking $450. Phone (250)546-0468.

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STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100. Sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca Susie’s 4ft barn board bird houses. No two alike! Must see! 250-542-0364

Sporting Goods

Household, Estate, Warehouse Dispersals and Miscellaneous consignments.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 • 6:00 P.M. FURNITURE & MISCELLANEOUS: 5pc French Provincial Bedroom Suite, Washed Oak Bedroom Suite (High Boy Dresser w/Mirror & Headboard), King Size Mattress w/Grey Frame, Double Boxspring & Mattress, Grey Table w/4 Suede Chairs, Grey Chair w/3 Ottomans, Brown & Black Table, Brown Wood Table w/6 Chairs, 4 Drawer Brown Dresser, Kids Desk, Teak Furniture, Coffee & End Tables, Bathroom Vanities, Filing Cabinets, Metal Shelves, Bar Stools, Robert Bateman Framed Animal Print and More. APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS: Norge Side-By-Side White Fridge, Frigidaire White Washer & Dryer, Apt Size Maytag Front Load Washer, Maytag Neptune Front Load Dryer, Maytag Washer, Maytag Dryer, Coronado Deep Freeze, Danby White Bar Fridge, 60” Projection TV, Apt Size Stereo’s, Subwoofers, Fisher 60 CD Changer DVD Player & More. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: 200 Gal Propane Tank & Wall Furnace, Sm Toro Snowblower, Deca Welder w/Tank, Gio “New In Box” Electric Snowblower, Stanley “New In Box” Pressure Washer, Graco Paint Sprayer, Ryobi Gas Cement Mixer, Swan Air Compressor, Engine Horst & More.

154 acres with gorgeously renovated home with suite. Barn & outbuildings, fenced, Crown land access. Only $799,000! MLS®10056169, Beth Marks, Realtor ® Sutton Group, 250-306-2384

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Houses For Sale East Hill home with self contained suite. Laundry on both levels, 3 bedrooms up; 2 in suite. Workshop, central location. Only $319,000! MLS®10056566 Beth Marks, Realtor ® Sutton Group, 250-306-2384 Coldstream family home with views, large lot, vast upgrades. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, double garage. Only $374,900! MLS®10055813 Beth Marks, Realtor ® Sutton Group, 250-306-2384

Mobile Homes & Parks ✰

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon 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. VERNON GOLF 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, DW, laundry hookup. Quiet location. Available immediately. Smoker welcome. $750/mo. Sorry NP.

250-542-5580 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

WESTMOUNT westmount APARTMENTS apartments 3611 27th ave. Ave.

11Bedroom from $850 incl.$745, Hydro, Bedroom from 22Bedroom from $950 incl.$845, Hydro, Bedroom from +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable inc. For more information, please call

250-503-7315 250-545-7251

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

1 LARGE bdrm apartment. N/P, N/S. $550 & $600 + utils. (250)307-4948

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

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1604 31st Street

45+ Building 2 Bedroom From $825 • NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator

250-558-9696

1903 31A Street ■ 1+2 Bedroom ■ Adult ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital

250-503-7315 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. $795/mth plus utilities. 250-549-8109

Columbia Apartments Now available!

1 bedroom apt. Close to downtown. Seniors building. No Pets. Non-smoking.

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250-545-1519 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 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 LEGACY MANAGEMENT (1) 1bdrm $625 (1) 1bdrm + den/bdrm $850 all inclusive (4) 3bdrm condos starting at $795 Inquire about in-suite laundry & pets! Call or text Joanne at (250)540-7961

Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742

Bachelor suite, shared washroom, furnished, TV. $500 including utilities & cable TV. $50 Safeway food coupon given at start of tenancy. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

Discover the Secret!

Hawthorn Lane

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

250-503-1257

A New Tradition of Quality Living

1bdrm & Bachelor suite, East Hill, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, onsite laundry. Avail Feb 1st 250-260-5870. 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $750/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2 Bdrm; 1 Bath; F/S; DW & AC. Very well kept in secured adult only building close to downtown. Underground parking. On site laundry. Avail immediately. $800/month 250549-1679 OR 250-550-6991 2bdrm, 2bath condo w/Lake view. Incl utils, garbage pickup & strata fees. C/W in suite w/d, f/s, m/w & d/w. Has large deck & covered prkg. $1295/mo. Avail immed. (250)542-1777 2bdrm condo, 1.5 bath, f/s w/d, n/s, n/p, Avail Feb 1. $725./mo (250)545-2367 2bdrm Condo close to hospital ac/f/s/dw, n/p, n/s, Avail now $850. 250-503-5465 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. Avail Feb 1. 250-545-9571.

ARLINGTON, EMBERS

& CENTURY MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm; Seniors, close to Schubert; N/S; N/P, clean and well maintained. 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 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

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

Framed Animal Prints, New In-Box Tools, Jewellery, Bedroom Suites, Tables & Chairs, Electric G10 Scooter, Panasonic Folding Electric Bike, Electric Fireplaces, Exercise Equipment and Much More. ★ Best Wishes for the New Year from the Staff at Dodds!! ★

Viewing all day Wednesday at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS

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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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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Large 2bdrm,1 year old, $875, 3607-Centennial Dr, near Rec Centre. 250-542-1722 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $800/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail Now. 250-869-9788 Willow Manor, reno’d suites. Seniors welcome! Walk to shops $625&up 250-549-9177

Commercial/ Industrial

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 Bdrm Backyard Parking Storage F/S/W/D $800 + 1/2 util. 250-3089562 Pets Ok

3bdrm 1/2 duplex, full bsmnt, parking, Lumby. $1000/mo.+ water utility 250-550-4396 3bdrm 1 bath, w/d, n/s, pet neg, $925/mo Avail Now. 250558-0969, 250-938-1957 3bdrm+garage, Harwood area small pet considered. (n/p prefered)$1200 + 60% utils or $1350. all inclusive. Avail Now. 250-869-9788. 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 Newly reno’d 1/2 duplex near Hospital, 2+2 bdrm, F/S, no smoking, no pets. $900 + util. 250-542-7727.

Mobile Homes & Pads RECENTLY RENOVATED 2bdrm. Mobile, 5 appl. Part basement for storage. Double carport. Tolko Mill area, Armstrong. $860/mo. D.D. 250546-6668.

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2bdrm + den house in Coldstream, Partial bsmt, Fenced yard, F/S, Micro, W/D, A/C, close to schools & transit, NS, small pet neg.; $1,000/ mo PLUS utilities, DD & references required, Available immediately. Call Trevor at 250-545-5304.

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DOWNTOWN Very handy 2 bdrm house, full basement, totally remodeled, new paint, new floors, F/S, WD. Garage, fenced yard, verandah and porch. Great garden area. Available immediately. $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 immediately. $1500/mo. Sorry, NS, NP. PARKER COVE 2+1 bdrm, across from beach, great location, huge deck, wood stove, year round, F/S, DW. Peace & Quiet Available immediately. $900/mo. Sorry, NS, NP.

250-542-5580 2.5bdrm Older house, small acreage close to town, no cats Feb1, $900. (250)275-3137 2 bedroom loft on farm in MARA, $650./mo includes utilities. 1-(250)838-6630 3bdrm, clean, downtown, f/s, w/d. N/S, N/P, fenced yard. $1050, Immed., 250-542-0857


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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

Rutland Bench, 4bdrm home on 2.5 acres. Completely private, $1600+util, 250-491-0823 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.

2 bdm, 1 bath, stove & oven, dishwasher, refrigerator. washer/dryer, a/c, large living room w gas fireplace, 1 covered carport parking & additional outside parking. Storage available below carport. Small quiet dog & cat only. Utilities not included-split between lower & main floor suites. Bus service within same block. Elementary & secondary school within 5-15 mins. $1050. 250503-8344

1-bdrm suite, $650. incl. util/furniture/Cable, Downtown, n/s (250)549-0644

Fantastic lake view. N/S, N/Pets, storage & good parking. 19+ $895.00 + utilities. Phone 250-550-0234

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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. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 2 bdrm basement suite in East Hill. Newer reno, looks great. NS, NP. $750 incl. utilities & cable TV; $700 for single person. vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 1 bdrm huge bsmt suite in Stepping Stones. Mtn views, tons of storage, F&S, W&D, partially finished areas. $795 incl. utilities. 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 3 BR Mobile for rent. Westside Road, Vernon. Oil and electric heat. $600/mon. References/damage deposit required. 250 308 7529

3bdrm house on Large Country lot. Available immed. $900/mo. (250)542-4494

3+1bdrm home, avail Feb 1, close to all amenities, a/c, gas f/p, purified water, near new 6-appl’s, n/s, n/p, $1375.+util. (250)545-0883 evenings. 3bdrm home, East Hill, near schools/bus. Laundry. Deck, fenced yard. Pets ok.a/c $1400/ mo. +2/3 utils. 250308-6374 or 250-545-1818 3-bdrm up, 2bdrm down house, close to Walmart, n/s, n/p, Ref Req, Avail Immed, 545-1895, 938-1763 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 4 bd E Hill, DW, WD, AC, deck, full basement, 2.5 bath, N/S, N/P, $1350 + UT, 5037418 4bdrm, 1 bath in BX, new f/s Avail immediately $1000. util not incl, 250-558-8791 4bdrm 2 bath, w/d, f/s, d/w, pets ok, garage, $1500.+util. (250)938-5131 COLDSTREAM UPPER FLR AVAIL NOW $1750 PLUS 2/3 UTIL 1500SF 2 BDRM, DEN/BDRM LG KITCHEN, 5 APPL 2 BATHROOM GORGEOUS KAL LK VIEW, IN GRND POOL & HOT TUB DBL GAR, A/C NP/NS 778-836-6582 OR 604-763-8876

Full house 2bdrm upstairs with 2bdrm basement suite. Avail now. 250-503-6034, 250-542-9565 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 silentntruder@yahoo.com

Motels,Hotels 1BDRM, quiet, N/S, kitchenette, walk-out. weekly/ monthly $600-$630. Call 250-558-6837

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250549-0644 1 ROOM $450.- Fridge, cable & utilities included, shared kitchen & bath, bus route, inhouse laundry. 250-558-3579. 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 Quiet & central, bus, int, lots of appliances, w/d, DD & Ref $390+util. Senior & international welcome! 250-549-7418

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

Suites, Lower 1bdrm daylight basement suite, Middleton Mountain, avail now. $750 util incl., n/s, n/p, suit single mature person. (250)306-1009. 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, sep/entr, NS, NP, North end Swan Lake, FS WD util/incl $700. 545-6090 2bdrm 1bath, laundry. COMPLETELY renovated! 250-503-1554, 250-307-6210 Enderby (rural) 1bdrm $650. incl all util, sat/int., 250-5589171.

2bdrm, rural, sept ent, gas f/p, w/d, util/int/cable incl. n/s, sm pet ok. lg fenced yard $750. Avail now.778-473-2004 LM 2bdrm suite, close to all amenities, gas f/p, purified water, shared laundry, $750+ 50% util, n/s, np. Avail Jan 15. 250-545-0883 evenings Bachelor Reno’d, North Swan Lake, suits single, small pet ok. N/S. Avail now. $595/mo util incl. 250-307-1497 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 February 1st Call (250)-938-8886 Furnished 1bdrm+office, view priv ent, n/s, n/p, $850.util incl, Mature single. (250) 558-0374 LARGE 1200 sq.ft 2bdrms, W/D, F/S, References needed, N/P, N/S, Sat.,TV, & utilities incl.’d, $800/mo Call (250)5453269. Seniors Discount. 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 NEWER 1bdrm daylight suite quiet loc, Armstrong, f/s, ns/np suits 1, $675. incl utils,TV,int. Refs Req. 250-546-9097 North BX, Lrg 1 bdrm, bright, w/d, suits quiet single, $750. incl Hydro/gas, 250-542-4364

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 2bdrm + den, beautiful view, $850 util/incl. Vernon, n/s, n/p, Avail immed. 250-549-5054. 3 bedroom 2 full bath main floor of east hill house for rent Feb 1st. 5 appl and laundry. pets neg. 1300.00/mth call 250-308-9366 Coldstream, 2bdrm, newly reno’d, avail Jan 15. Cable, internet, util all incl., $1100. (250)558-9044

Townhouses Avail immed! Special 2bdrm 2bath townhome with garage, lrg storage/office, master bdrm has on-suite & walk-in closet. Incl f/s, w/d, a/c. New flooring & paint. N/S. $1050. Call Ron 250-308-9108, 250-542-9106

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Auto Accessories/Parts 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.

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Trucks & Vans 2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 auto 2-wdr, exc.cond, new brakes & recent rebuilt engine, 240K, $11,999.obo 250-549-0791

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Cars - Domestic 2000 Neon LE, auto, air, new brakes & tie rod, winters/summers ready to go, 276K, $1600. (250)547-0081 2002 Chev Cavalier, 5-spd, 4-door, Silver, 144,600 kms. $2500.obo (250)540-4527 LOOKING FOR A DEAL ON A NEW VEHICLE? Save up to 40% OFF your next new vehicle... No games or gimmicks, deal direct with local dealerships. www.newcarselloff.com No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

Cars - Sports & Imports 2006 Corolla LE. Rare. Local, no accidents. Full load incl roof & leather. 69KM. $10,000. Ph after 6pm, (250)260-7805

Recreational/Rent Park your RV at beautiful Lacasa on the Lake. All hook-ups included, $400, 250-491-0823.

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS RE JAMES PARKINSON, DECEASED. Creditors having claims against the Estate of the late James Parkinson, formerly of 143-3502-27 Ave, Vernon, B.C., are hereby required to send full particulars thereof to the undersigned, Simone Parkinson, 307-20355-54 Ave, Langley, B.C., V3A6R5 before Jan. 30, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Simone Parkinson

Adult Escorts 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 Vernon’s Best! Upscale new loc. Lily 24, Jasmine 28, Jina 47, Paris 22, Ginger 25. For your safety & comfort, in/out calls 250-307-8174. Hiring!


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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary member Dixie Mackie presents flowers and an overflowing basket of hand-made gifts and baby goods to the New Year’s baby Aberley Jean Mcdougall and her parents Kristy Obando-Ortiz and Shane Mcdougall.

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Government officials say B.C.’s job growth remains steady with a gain of 600 new jobs last month and a drop in the unemployment rate to 6.5 per cent. In December 2012, B.C. gained 4,300 full-

time positions. The majority of those were in the Vancouver Island and Coast regions. B.C.’s main metropolitan areas, Kelowna reported a gain of 600 jobs and Victoria gained 1,500. The construction sector continues

to experience steady growth, showing strong gains of 14,800 jobs last month. Other areas of job growth include educational services (plus 12,000 jobs) and wholesale and retail trade (plus 6,900). B.C.’s average hourly

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wage rate in December was up by 2.2 per cent compared with December 2011. For B.C. youth under 25, the average hourly wage in December was up by 5.8 per cent over last year. Since December 2011, B.C. has added 19,400 jobs as a result of a gain of 30,800 fulltime positions combined with a loss of 11,400 part-time positions. With 19,400 job gains since December 2011, B.C. ranks fourth compared to other provinces, behind Quebec (plus 138,000 jobs), Ontario (plus 100,300 jobs) and Alberta (plus 31,800 jobs). “We are living in challenging economic times, but government has a solid plan in place to help ensure that B.C.’s economy remains strong and steady and that the province continues to attract new investors and businesses,” said Pat Bell, jobs minister. “Government continues to invest in infrastructure and programs that will help British Columbians gain the skills they need to take advantage of the many job opportunities available in communities throughout the province.”


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News DeDicateD Volunteers Lisa VanderVeLde/ Morning star

Karen Truesdale (left), of the North Okanagan Hospice Society, receives $8,000 for grief programs from Judith Nelson (right), president of the ArmstrongSpallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary, along with other volunteers at the Bargain Bin in Armstrong.

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Kay Kallaste (left), resident of Canterbury Court, and Myrna-Lea Stack (right), of Canterbury Court, present $1,000 to Pauline Blais, with the North Okanagan Hospice Society. The money was raised through bridge, whist, and general fundraisers.

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Get Involved In CommunIty PlannInG and make a dIfferenCe! The Columbia Shuswap regional district (CSrd) is looking for volunteers in electoral area ‘d’ (ranchero, deep Creek, Salmon valley, and falkland) interested in joining their local advisory Planning Commission (aPC). APC members work with the Area Director and CSRD staff in making recommendations to the CSRD Board on Planning and Land Use Management issues (community planning, land use, proposed planning bylaws and permits) within the Electoral Area. The APC usually meets once a month, or less, depending on the number of referrals they receive from the Board. Members will be appointed to the APC for a term ending May 2015. Training will be provided. Individuals from different areas and neighbourhoods within Electoral Area ‘D’ who best demonstrate the following will be recommended to the CSRD Board of Directors for appointment: • an interest and passion for balanced community development; • a desire to share knowledge and experience in a range of subjects relevant to planning and development (e.g. housing, agriculture, construction, parks, environment, youth, seniors, business, geography, engineering, education, arts and culture). expression of Interest forms are available on the CSRD website (www.csrd.bc.ca) and at the CSRD office. Please return completed forms via email, mail, or in person by 4:00 pm friday, february 1st, 2013 to: Jan thingsted, Planner Columbia Shuswap regional district 781 marine Park drive ne Po Box 978, Salmon arm BC v1e 4P1 jthingsted@csrd.bc.ca Phone: (250) 833-5913 or (toll free) 1-888-248-2773 fax: (250) 832-3375

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Terry and Rick Osborne, of the Vernon Elks Lodge, present $1,000 to Mike Concannon (centre), chairperson of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light A Bulb campaign. The funds will help purchase medical equipment.

caring community One card. Many services. The new BC Services Card is part of government’s plan to modernize BC’s health care system. It replaces your CareCard, can be combined with your driver’s licence, and also acts as your photo ID. It’s more convenient and more secure, with enhanced features to protect your personal information. And getting yours is easy. Starting February 15, 2013, and for the next five years, you can simply enrol when renewing your driver’s licence. And even if you don’t drive, you can enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. To learn more visit: BCServicesCard.ca Jennifer sMith/Morning star

Al Pothecary (middle left), with the Army, Navy, Airforce, presents donations to Wynn Hartfelder, with the Vernon Women’s Transition House, and Norm Crerar (left) and Don Campbell, with the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band


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