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Gavin Donald of the Vernon Ski Club works his way to a fifth-place finish in the first boys’ slalom race Saturday in the Teck U14 Provincial Alpine Championships at Silver Star Mountain Resort. For a story and more photos, see page A24.

Apartment fire displaces residents It’s still unknown what caused a fire that forced tenants to flee a Vernon apartment building. Fire broke out in a second floor unit at Capri Gardens, in the 3300 block of 35th Avenue, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. “We have a pretty good theory of the cause but we need to look at it further. It’s still under investigation,” said Lawrie Skolrood, deputy fire chief. Seventy-five tenants were sent to a hotel

because of smoke-related health concerns, but many of them got the nod to move back into Capri Gardens Monday afternoon. “We want to get people in and back to some form of normalcy as soon as possible within safe parameters,” said Brent Watson, with Emergency Social Services. Tenants and relatives were dropping by Monday morning to pick up personal items and find out when they could return. “It’s been a little stressful but he’s fine,” said Mark Olsen of his father-in-law who lives in the building.



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No one was injured during the evacuation but anxiety was high as tenants watched the fire grow. “A window blew out and flames just shot out,” said one woman. Vernon firefighters were on scene within minutes of receiving the first call. “The crew gained entry and gave an interior attack and knocked it down,” said Jack Blair, deputy fire chief.

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Three people have died as the result of a crash between a northbound Chevrolet pickup and a southbound Volvo station wagon shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday south of Vernon on Highway 97. RCMP are still investigating why the pickup truck crossed the centre line north of the Bailey Road turnoff hitting the station wagon head-on. “The exact cause has yet to be determined, and our officers are working to piece things together,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk Tuesday morning. “We’ll be looking at the mechanical condition of the vehicle. We’ll be looking a little more closely at the surviving driver, who remains in hospital. Was there medical factors or other things that may have contributed to this crash?” Police have said that alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor. Two men – a 19-year-old from Armstrong who was a passenger in the truck, and the 70-year-old driver of the Volvo from Salmon Arm – died at the scene. A third person, the 67-year-old wife of the Salmon Arm man, died in Kelowna General Hospital. She suffered serious head injuries in the crash. “The families of the victims have asked for more time to notify other family members before names will be released,” said Molendyk. The driver of the truck, a 21-year-old Spallumcheen man, remains in hospital with head injuries but is expected to recover. Police were hoping to talk to him Tuesday or Wednesday. A small fire started in the truck after the accident but was extinguished very quickly by one of the police officers at the crash site. The highway was closed for several hours after the accident. Police have interviewed three or four witnesses to the crash, but anyone who may have witnessed the accident and has not spoken to the police should contact the Vernon-North Okanagan detachment at 250-545-7171.

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Complex touted for economic benefits RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Not everyone will toss a football or leap hurdles at Greater Vernon’s proposed sports complex, but advocates believe everyone will benefit financially. One of the arguments being put forward before Saturday’s referendum is the sports field and athletics facility will help draw tournaments and large events to town. “Any tournament that comes to town affects every business,” said Akbal Mund, president of the new North Okanagan Sports Society. The current lack of regulation facilities means Vernon Minor Football can’t hold any jamborees or championship games here. “This facility will increase the economic impact,” said Bill Tarr, a long-time football coach. “One team can bring up to 80 people and that’s just players, coaches and support staff.” On top of that, there can be parents and siblings using local hotels, motels, restaurants and shops. Similar circumstances could also occur for events run by the track and field club, lacrosse, rugby and ultimate frisbee. Also on the radar could be the B.C. summer and seniors games. “There are 25 events in the seniors games and a key one is track,” said Bill Glover, a Vernon resident involved with the B.C. Seniors Games. “The track has to be a minimum of six lanes and 400 metres long.” Because there isn’t a regulation-size track, Vernon has not hosted the B.C. Seniors Games since 1988.


Bill Tarr (left) and Akbal Mund believe a sports complex next to Okanagan College will provide Greater Vernon with economic opportunities. It can draw from 2,000 to 4,000 participants aged 55 plus, as well as their spouses and family. “They come in early to enjoy the area and

stay behind,” said Glover. “There is one group in Smithers that is so large they charter a flight to the Games.” Both the B.C. Summer Games and B.C.

Three units take brunt of damage Continued from A1 “The apartment where the fire started is pretty much gutted out.” Two apartments on the next floor also sustained some damage. It’s not known when the occupants of the three units will be allowed to return home. There have been some media reports of looting during the Capri Gardens blaze but the RCMP have received no formal complaints. But Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, says one individual was arrested at the scene a few hours after the fire was extinguished.

“He was hanging around and in the building but not in possession of stolen items,” said Molendyk. The individual was found to be in breach of probation and drugs were found on his possession. The Easter long weekend turned out to be a busy time for the Vernon Fire Department. Firefighters were also called to a shed fire in the 6100 block of Scott Road at about 3 a.m. Monday. “It’s accidental. It started in a greenhouse area,” said Skolrood, adding that the investigation continues. “There is a small heater and some other things we’re still looking at.”


A fire caused damage to the Capri Gardens on 35th Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.





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Seniors Games can pump about $2 million into the host community’s economy. “The Kelowna 2008 B.C. Summer Games created direct economic impact in the area of nearly $2.6 million,” states a B.C. Games analysis. “Nearly three-quarters of this impact was created by the spending of Games participants while one-quarter was contributed by Games Society organizers.” Beyond events, there is the hope tourists will do more than just pass through Vernon because they can exercise at the track. “When people come to town, they need a reason to stick around,” said Mund. Mund believes the proposed sports facility will help Greater Vernon tackle major financial challenges. “We’re $70 million in the hole for infrastructure construction and it’s a tenth of that for a facility that will bring money to the community,” he said. There is also the hope that expanded recreational amenities will be considered when young families, seniors or businesspeople are considering a community to locate to. “If you don’t have the facility, they won’t come,” said Paul Anderson, a triathalete who is part of a steering committee that is promoting the referendum. The referendum to borrow $7.5 million will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with polls at Priest Valley Gym, Ellison Elementary, Colstream Elementary and BX Elementary. An advance poll runs today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, the Coldstream municipal office and the regional district office.

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attended the residence, they saw a man attempting to take the licence plates off the rear of the suspect vehicle. “Our officers advised the man he was under arrest,” said Molendyk. “The suspect ran into the residence and out the back door. They chased him on foot and he was finally taken into custody in the 600 block of Browne Road after he climbed under a vehicle.” The 25-year-old suspect has been released on a promise to appear with a court date of June 6. He is expected to face numerous Motor Vehicle Act charges.

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The alertness of an off-duty police officer helped take a potentially dangerous driver off the road. The officer noticed a vehicle being driver in a manner that would make them believe the driver was impaired shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, and called the incident in to the RCMP dispatcher. Officers from the North Okanagan Traffic Services responded. “After the suspect made several driving mistakes, and then a quick left veering towards oncoming traffic, our officer stopped the grey Pontiac Sunfire,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The car was stopped on Highway 97 by College Way.

After the vehicle was stopped, the officer noticed an open bottle of vodka on the front passenger seat. “The 45-year-old suspect from Vernon was taken to the detachment where he provided readings of more than twice the legal limit,” said Molendyk. Officers also learned that the suspect has had nine previous convictions for impaired driving. “What’s even scarier is this person holds a Class 3 driver’s licence and a Class 1 learner’s licence,” said Molendyk, explaining that a Class 3 licence allows an individual to drive a large vehicle such as a dump truck, while a Class 1 is for semi trucks pulling trailer units. The man is expected to appear in court June 13.

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Transit route may be cut richard rolke Morning Star Staff

There could be fewer opportunities to get to Kelowna this summer. The Regional District of North Okanagan board today will consider reducing the number of transit trips to the University of B.C. from 10 to four a day from April 29 to Aug. 30. Director Rob Sawatzky says there is no choice but to cut service when classes are not in session so there are more trips during the fall and winter to address students’ needs. “Because the budget was done when the problem (over-crowding) was identified, the only way to add trips was to find the money within the budget,” he said. “It (trimming summer service) allows us to add extra trips. It makes sense.” However, Sawatzky admits that going from 10 to four trips per day will have a negative impact on residents who use the bus to go to Kelowna for

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shopping, medical appointments or to work. “It’s the accommodation we had to make at the time.” If approved, the departure schedules from Vernon that will be cut from April 29 to Aug. 30 will include 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sawatzky says reducing summer trips is only a temporary measure and options, such as a third bus, to deal with overcrowding during the winter will have to be considered. “We will have a discussion in the fall about the best long-term plan,” he said.

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The superintendent of the Central Okanagan School District is anticipating a $2 million shortfall going into preliminary budget meetings. The district, which includes Lake Country, is budgeting for $173,544,272 in funding from the province, but already knows it is not enough to meet the bills and there are more needs on the horizon. “Just because my kid doesn’t qualify for any learning assistance or resource support, I don’t understand why he can’t receive any extra help from another teacher besides the classroom teacher,” reads one parent’s comment in response to requests for budget input. A submission for a learning assistance coordinator has been filed with the district, a new position worth $47,000, and the CUPE workers who lose time during the second week of spring break are also asking to bank minutes toward a pay cheque replacing the loss of income this second week of break has created. “The ongoing inclusion of a second week of spring break has a very significant negative impact on 10-month employees and lowincome parents,” said CUPE president Wendy Johnson in a submis-

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sion filed with the district. “This not only creates a loss immediately felt by the employee’s family but also affects the 10-month employee’s pensionable service and retirement benefit. There are many

10-month employees who have children in our school system. The wage loss to parents immediately results in these families being barely able, or unable, to meet their financial obligations and often doing without basic

necessities.” Other districts within the province have apparently agreed to this time-banking proposal. The Central Okanagan district’s finance and legal committee has started discussing the wants, needs and shortfalls to accommodate in the budget, and the superintendent will provide his budget recommendations April 17.

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should work together to establish mandatory inspection stations and a public education program about the invasive zebra and quagga mussels, according to the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Board members have approved a resolution to go forward to the Southern Interior Local Government Association conference to lobby senior governments to take action against the threat. Vice-chair p ers on Gail Given said their hope is that the regional association would approve the resolution and forward it to the Union of B.C. Municipalities conven-

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tion, as it should be a provincial and national issue, not a regional matter. The resolution resulted from a presentation by the Okanagan Basin Water Board regarding the economic and ecological threat posed by the invasive mussels which could be transported from the eastern states and provinces and the southern U.S., where they have

already caused billions of dollars in damage. It’s estimated if the two non-native species of mussel get into Okanagan waters, it could cost more than $42 million a year to try and manage the damage they would do here to boats, aquatic infrastructure such as water intakes and sewage outfalls, beaches and tourism. “Bylaws in one area

won’t protect the entire province, so this needs to be dealt with at a province-wide level,” said Given. Because the international border is a control point, it would be logical to set up inspection stations there for incoming boats. That would prevent contaminated boats from bringing the larvae of the mussel into this province to contaminate local waters. “An action plan is needed so they can’t get in,” said Given. Once they’ve entered local waters, it’s almost impossible to eradicate them, and they propagate at a furious rate. One can grow to

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is operated by RCMP/ Citizens Patrol volunteers throughout the Vernon area. “The purpose of the Speed Watch program is to enhance road safety and educate drivers,” said Regan Borisenko with the safe communities uit. “This is done by increasing the level of awareness surrounding the issues of unsafe

speed and distracted driving, and reducing the incidents of speeding by reflecting drivers’ speed and reinforcing the speed limit in that zone”. Trained volunteers use digital speed reader boards and a radar unit and concentrate on areas where speeding is a major hazard. Volunteers will be initially concentrat-

“An action plan is needed so they can’t get in.” — Gail Given

one million in a single growing season and trillions in three years, according to a report on the mussels completed this spring by local aquatic biologist Heather Larratt. She reported that they can alter a water body’s food web and cause bird and fish kills. OBWB is asking councils and regional districts to approve resolutions calling for senior government action on this issue. Provincial legislation was passed in December with fines of $100,000 or a year in jail for transporting any stage of the mussel — alive or dead.

ing on school zones in order to keep the motoring public aware of the school zones again now that the students are back in class after their spring break. “There will be occasions when you will find Citizens Patrol volunteers working with the Vernon RCMP members,” said Borisenko. “These two-strike operations may land you a ticket should you choose to ignore the speed that is shown on our display board.”

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Break-ins investigated RogeR Knox Morning Star Staff

An arrest of a suspect in connection with a break-and-enter in the BX area have police investigating possible connections to other similar-type incidents. A 32-year-old Vernon man, known to police, was arrested March 29 in connection with a breakand-enter in the 6900 block of L&A Road. “At the time of the suspect’s arrest, he had outstanding warrants for his arrest,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “He was found to be in possession of a small quantity of heroin, and items from the break-andenter on L&A Road.” Molendyk said the vehicle the suspect was driving at the time of his arrest belonged to a relative, and he did not have permission to be driving the vehicle at the time. “Investigators are speaking to this suspect because of the similarity of this break-and-enter to numerous others that have been reported in the rural areas over the past month,” said Molendyk, adding the similarities involved a window being broken, door opened and items stolen mainly from a bedroom.

Income tax case appealed RogeR Knox Morning Star Staff

A Vernon politician is appealing a judge’s ruling over his failing to file personal income taxes. Patrick Nicol, a Vernon councillor and Regional District of North Okanagan chairperson, was fined $2,000 in February in Vernon Provincial Court for failing to file his income tax with Canada Revenue Agency in Patrick Nicol 2007 and 2008 by the designated time. “We are appealing the conviction,” said Nicol’s lawyer, Michael Klein, of Vancouver. A notice of appeal has been filed with the B.C. Supreme Court. A date has yet to be fixed to hear the appeal. Nicol said after his conviction that he had “a lot going on with life at that time,” and failing to file his taxes was “one thing that was missed.” Nicol said all tax owing was paid in 2010, long before his case went to trial.

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John Cummins, B.C. Conservative leader, will be in Vernon and Lumby April 8. Cummins will be at the grand opening of VernonMonashee candidate Scott Anderson’s campaign office at 10 a.m. at 3406 31st Ave. He will then host a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the campaign office. John Cummins Cummins will visit Lumby businesses from 2 to 3 p.m. and then hold a meet-and-greet event at the White Valley Community Centre from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Proposed Zoning: R2 - Large Lot Residential, R5 - Four-plex Housing Residential and R5A - Semi-detached Residential Purpose:

To realign portions of R2 and R5 zoned area and to rezone a portion of R2 zoned land to R5A. This would allow for semi-detached housing units.

Enquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Planning Department located at the Community Services Building, 3001- 32nd Avenue, Vernon, B.C. or by calling 250-550-3634. Copies of the bylaws and relevant background documents are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays) from April 2 to April 8, 2013. Any correspondence relating to these applications can be delivered to the Corporate Officer, City of Vernon, 3400 - 30th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E6 or by sending an email to All correspondence and petitions received between March 31, 2013 (the date of notification) and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 shall be copied and circulated to the members of City Council for consideration before the Public Hearing. Any submissions received after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 will not be accepted. Correspondence and emails must include your name and civic address. You may present your verbal submissions and speaking notes at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend, you may appoint an agent to act on your behalf. NO REPRESENTATION WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING.

2013 Official Community Plan Review The City of Vernon is reviewing the Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP is Vernon’s guide for growth and development, and represents the community’s vision of what our city will be like in the future. This review is seeking to make the plan more effective in achieving the community’s vision. You can get involved in helping determine the future of Vernon. Please visit to learn more about the process. Since February, there have been several opportunities to provide input into the OCP. Each session has included additional detailed information on specific topics for discussion and feedback. More open houses are scheduled for April and May. Check with for more updates. Transportation, Infrastructure, Community Amenities and Agriculture New Open House Added: Thursday, April 18 The Hub Arts Collective, 2906 30 Avenue Noon - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310 37 Avenue Noon - 4:00 p.m. Draft Land Use Plan, Sustainability and Regional Context Thursday, May 9 Alexis Park Elementary School, 4205 35 Street 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Fulton Secondary School, 2301 Fulton Road Noon - 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in having staff visit your neighbourhood or organization to discuss the OCP review, or for more information, please contact: Rob Miles, Long Range Planner 250-550-7830 •

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HST fiasco sends a message

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Going in circles

t would be interesting to know how some concepts actually gain legs. Case in point, is the proposal from Coldstream applying for a senior government grant to offset the cost of a detailed design for a roundabout at Kalamalka and Kidston roads. Staff has stated that a change in traffic patterns is required to deal with congestion at the intersection, and a roundabout, ideally, would keep vehicle flow moving. But how did they determine that there is an actual problem that needs resolution? Has there been an outcry from residents demanding that something be done there? Has there been a traffic study? Coun. Maria Besso isn’t convinced there is Richard Rolke a problem based on conversations with residents. “Someone said to me, ‘For our sevenminute rush hour?’” said Besso. “The general feedback is they don’t see that we need a roundabout. They don’t think it’s a priority.” From my experience, there appears to be two periods a day when there may be four vehicles at a time trying to turn off Kidston and on to Kal. They are when parents are dropping their kids off at Kidston Elementary and picking them up after classes. The backlog dissipates fairly quickly so does the situation warrant spending $26,000 on a detailed design? On top of this, actual construction wouldn’t be cheap (Vernon forked out $80,000 in 2009 for the Pleasant Valley Road roundabout). If Kidston and Kalamalka roads are a concern for district staff, what’s next — Kal

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and McClounie Road (the Kalamalka Secondary parents and students), Postill Drive and Kal Road and Kal and Aberdeen roads? Coldstream residents could be left going in circles. The other factor to consider is space. Developing a large circle will require considerable land and that may not be possible with Creekside Park right there. And accommodating Coldstream Creek could only add to the ultimate price tag facing taxpayers. Now, on the surface, it appears like plans for a roundabout hinge on receiving a $10,000 government grant for the design work. That’s great, but is dipping into another pot of taxpayers’ money reason enough to move ahead? There’s federal and provincial money for all kinds of things but that doesn’t mean those projects make sense locally. Before any further action is taken, Coldstream politicians and staff need to get a sense of what actually happens at Kidston and Kalamalka roads. Don’t just sit there at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Watch the traffic flow at other times of the day and determine if backlogs are common or a sporadic occurrence. Consultation with residents is also a good idea, whether it is through a community survey, going door-to-door in that immediate neighbourhood or meeting with the parents’ advisory committee and school bus drivers at Kidston Elementary. And why are options just focused on a roundabout? Perhaps a traffic light is the way to go, or the status quo. Also, don’t just consider the Kidston intersection in isolation. Look at the long-term needs of the entire Kal Road corridor. Until all of that is done, Coldstream council may want to put roundabout designs in a holding pattern.

The HST is gone, finally. And while Premier Christy Clark didn’t miss the opportunity to remind voters that the harmonized sales tax had been beneficial to the film industry, manufacturers and other businesses that received input tax credits, the politicking rang a little hollow. The fact is that the HST – good or bad – became more than a tax. Historically, it will be seen as a symbol of everything that went wrong with the Liberal government since being granted its last mandate in 2009. It’s fact that former premier Gordon Campbell went to the polls last election stating he was not considering adopting an HST. It’s also fact that within weeks of being elected, the Liberals were rolling out plans for the HST. A significantly large segment of the electorate evidently didn’t believe the message – or the timeline. They concluded they had been deceived. And while Liberal loyals have muttered darkly ever since about “misinformation” spread by Bill Vander Zalm and the Stop HST movement, the latter clearly had their fingers closer to the pulse of public feeling. Even some of the staunchest Liberals were forced to admit they had done a horrible job of selling the HST, especially after opponents gathered sufficient votes to call for a referendum. There may have been many good reasons for an HST, but mishandling killed it, virtues, faults and all. And the writing is on the wall for whichever party forms the next government, should they choose to read it. A mandate to govern is not a signal for hubris, or over-confidence bordering on contempt for public opinion. It is not a blanket approval for anything a government decides to introduce. It is not an indication that democratic process is suspended, that questions won’t be asked, or that a docile public has gone to sleep for the next four years. Let’s hope future governments learn the lesson. — Peace Arch News


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Facility figures don't add up

s a past marathon runner, I have an abiding interest in sports, especially track and field. Nonetheless, I do not support the proposed sports complex. In a recent letter in The Morning Star, entitled “Sports facility offers benefit,” the writer states, “A recent Seniors Games generated about 2.5 million in economic activity for the host community.” On the surface, this seems like a pretty nice windfall. However it must be remembered that the Senior Games and the B.C. Summer Games are offered to communities across B.C. and would only come to Vernon every few years. The $2.5 million pie will be divvied up between scores of local businesses, with the two biggest beneficiaries being the provincial and federal government in the form of PST/ GST, numerous gas taxes, alcohol taxes, cigarette taxes, accommodation taxes, and federal and provincial income tax on the profits. So right off the top. we can deduct a minimum of $0.5 million just for taxes. From the $2 million left, we have to deduct numerous business costs (minus labour), like hydro, natural gas and the cost of goods, most of which would not be produced locally, thereby providing no secondary benefit. Now the pie has shrunk to about

voting yes Please make the effort to vote April 6 for the track and field facility. I believe this is a good addition to Vernon. How do I know you might ask? I grew up in Vernon and truly had no concept of what track and field could be or lead to, possibly because Vernon has never had a regulation track that athletes could train and compete on. I thought the Polson track was the best. When I was fortunate to return to raise my children and work in health care here I became infinitely aware of how a simple regulation track could benefit so many members of our community. As my daughters grew, one became very interested in track and field (thanks to her Grade 5 teacher). Although I had no concept of what this really was, I encouraged her to follow her dreams. I went to her first track meet

$1 million. From the $1 million, we have to deduct what it costs the city (taxpayers), to host the games like extra policing/by-law enforcement, garbage removal, beautification projects, to impress the visitors, and other related expenses. And these figures don’t take into account the prospective visitors who are not associated with the games, but would have come to the city anyway, only to be turned away because there is no room in the inn. By the time all of these costs are realized, the net gain to the town could be in the negative or minuscule at best, and there has yet to be any mid to long range benefits created. Another writer to The Morning Star compared the proposed sports complex

at the Lower Mainland, and little did I know, that hundreds of kids, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities participate in track meets. These meets are not only about who wins, but also on how each athlete does. Instead of hearing, "Did you win?" you hear, "How did you do?" The answer is not, "I won," but, "I beat my personal record," or, "I jumped four meters." She became hooked on running and I became fascinated with the wide world of track and field. Everyone can participate, no matter what their body type. They can “run, jump or throw,” which is Athletic Canada’s program name for young athletes. A regulation track surface would allow these young, experienced or wheelchair athletes to practise and thus compete at the same level as other athletes in B.C. and Canada. I was involved with Vernon

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to Wesbild Centre and made mention that Wesbild attracts 100,000 people per year including those who use the centre to walk laps. Nevertheless, to compare a centrally located, heated facility to an outdoor sports track on the outskirts of town is comparing apples to oranges. The walkers use Wesbild Centre in inclement weather because it is enclosed and heated. Therefore, they certainly are not going to use an outdoor track as an alternative. Furthermore, when the weather becomes conducive to outdoor walking, the majority are going to use the centrally located, idyllic location called Polson Park rather than drive several kilometres each way to use the not so bucolic sports complex. Another supporter of the complex sug-

Amateur Athletics Track and Field Club for six years. During this time, I saw how the world of track and field can inspire young athletes, but unfortunately also how, without the proper training facilities, these athletes move on to different sports. As a nurse, I see firsthand the effects of inactivity. A track surface will provide a safe place to exercise, while minimizing the risk of falls for people of any mobility (walkers, wheelchairs, canes). Many people walk in the Wesbild, but the cement surface is hard on joints and non-forgiving if a fall were to happen. Being able to participate in outdoor activities with minimal risk is far more motivating than walking circles in a building (though we are lucky that this is available when the weather is bad). I can hardly wait to drive into Vernon from the south and see this

gested we need facilities like these to attract more families to move to the area and that this would reduce the tax load. However, if this argument was true, then populous cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal would have property taxes in the hundreds of dollars per year when in fact this is not the case. The larger cities most often have tax rates much higher than smaller communities. This is due to expensive infrastructure and the need for more taxpayer-funded, highly-paid employees, such as: police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, city workers, etc. These highly paid positions are not balanced out by the minimum wage service sector based jobs that higher population bases create. I would suggest to the small special interest group that is promoting this facility that instead of seeking to saddle the area taxpayers with more needless debt, especially in light of the recent revelation that the City of Vernon has a deficit of $78 million for necessary infrastructure upgrades, that maybe you should consider trying to have the project funded privately. If the facility is considered viable, the investment could be realized through the collection of user fees and be a win-win solution for everyone. M.C. Krien

beautiful facility, well-planned, affordable and useable by all. suzanne Bailey opposed to projeCt You can add my name to the list of those opposing the construction of a world-class racing track. My philosophy includes completing projects already started (hospital expansion and others) before embarking on more, fixing up what we already have before building more and ensuring we can afford bread and potatoes before buying cake and ice cream. Let's address things like housing for the destitute, treatment for the mentally ill and those addicted to drugs and alcohol and concentrate on rehabilitating the unemployable so they too can contribute. Those in favour of a fancy track can go sell some hot dogs and pay for it themselves. j.L Mawle

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Community needs suitable facility

am the president of Vernon and District Minor Football and the proud parent of three teenage children. My children have played or are currently playing soccer, football, baseball, track and field, gymnastics, figure skating, basketball, dance and music lessons in the Vernon area over the past 17 years. When I was growing up in Vernon in the '70s and '80s, I might not have figure skated or took dance but I did everything else on that list. In my travels as a youth, and now in my travels as a soccer and football coach, plus a sideline parent in all of the other activities, I have always been amazed at the beautiful sports areas throughout the Okanagan. Vernon has always been behind the eightball in these areas. Smaller towns like Winfield and Salmon Arm have soccer/football fields that have lights. I wonder how many of these people that are against

this first-class facility realize that community football players (seven to 18-years-old) end up practising an entire half of their football season at a baseball diamond under lights at the DND grounds. These diamonds do not magically get square and grow grass around the bases. Come November, when the only the best teams in the valley are left playing in the playoffs, which Vernon usually is, these same teams get threatened that at any moment they will not be allowed to play on the natural grass as the snow and or rain will destroy them. So right in the middle of playoffs, the teams are forced to practise indoors on a gym floor not in their pads. I also believe that most people do not know that the best running track is in Revelstoke so any North Okanagan track events ends up being held all the way over in Revelstoke. Vernon is supposed to be the shining jewel of the North Okanagan.

set an example Yes, it would be nice to have a new track in the region and all of the other welldeserved athletic facilities on the wish list But should we be borrowing money for them in these tough economic times? True, $15 per capita for the track is not too much to ask if this was really the only increase taxpayers would be facing. Don't kid yourself. It's never just $15. Some of the finest athletes in the world have trained on hardened mud paths. A lack of facilities have never stopped the likes of Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, Kenyan Tegla Loroupe and hundreds more. True, we are not a Third World country, but our current debt to income is already at 150 per cent. That's higher than theirs. Now add to that all of the other increases already mentioned and add the ones nobody wants to talk about. How do you think the province is going to recoup the loss of HST revenue? Don't encourage us to spend more of

In the paper the other day, it was suggested that people wouldn’t use an outdoor track. They tried to suggest the lack of people at Polson Park was proof. That is a joke. Have you ever attempted to walk at the Polson Park track? The mud the track is made of sticks to your feet like glue. I really do not believe anybody wants to use a track that is in such disrepair. In regards to the location,

what we already don't have. City officials, we put you in charge to govern our community wisely. We shouldn't be borrowing money for non-essentials at all. Please set an example and stop spending away our future. m. e mcIntosh vote yes I read J. Halliday's letter in The Morning Star suggesting that the proposed sports complex is too expensive and the people that want it should pay for it themselves. Please take a moment to consider the presumable countless times that you or one of your extended family have happily taken advantage of facilities such as the Vernon Recreation Complex, the Performing Arts Centre, Wesbild Centre, science centre, community gardens, hiking or walking trails, dog parks, public parks, beaches and playgrounds, etc. Some of these facilities may have been paid for or provided by your predecessors'

I too believe that it appears it is out of town. But I think people should think about that for a minute. For the people in Okanagan Landing, Mission Hill, Middleton Mountain, Lumby and southern parts of East Hill, this location is closer than the race track, especially in the summer season when the town is busy. From a population standpoint I would think the areas I mentioned consist of more

the 50 per cent of the people in Greater Vernon. Barry Beardsell had a great message of the financial mismanagement that has been Vernon’s issue for many years. He included many millions of dollars that has to be spent in the years to come. I am not a past city council member like Barry, so I am only speculating but I would assume the majority of what Barry mentioned is already showing up in our budgets and portions of it are being paid by taxpayers now. The reason most of us are either in sports or are encouraging our children to be involved in sports is because of the lifelong effect sports has on a person's character, integrity, overall health and general success in the crazy world we live in. This facility only offers more opportunity for people in our city to benefit from participating in sports. The upcoming referendum is a simple one. It does not have to include any

hard-earned tax dollars. I truly believe that if you took the time to do this, you would be overwhelmed by the debt of gratitude owed. I believe a healthy city is made up of community-minded people whose unselfish contributions helped look after the needs of the full spectrum of its demographic. I grew up in Vernon, moved away in 1984 and returned in 2006 to raise my family. If Vernon's community perspective is, "If it's not for me, I don't want to pay for it," I've made a horrible mistake moving back. My experience has been to the contrary and since moving back, I have seen that this community has recreational opportunities for all ages and rarely does a sports field or facility sit empty. For all of those planning on voting against the proposed sports complex, please think of your children, grandchildren or future generations that may enjoy the use of this facility and reconsider your vote. Vote yes. Dave Hairsine

more thought than what I am about to outline. All of the other arguments are only being brought up to muddy the waters and confuse the voter in hopes they vote no which is the easy way to vote when you are confused. So what as a voter in Greater Vernon should you consider before you vote yes or no? 1) Can you sacrifice $15/year for a good cause? 2) Should youth and adult athletes in Greater Vernon have access to a full-size soccer/football/lacrosse field day and night in all weather conditions just like most other cities in the Okanagan? 3) Should youth and adult athletes have access to a great track in order to practice and compete in track and field, plus just be able to run or walk in clean, well light facility? It seems easy to answer yes to the above three questions. If it does to you, then please come out April 6 and vote yes for this great facility. ed Huber

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Kids to make ‘Foote’ notes in concert Local children to sing along with Norman Foote when he performs in Vernon April 14 kristin FronEMan Morning Star Staff

You could say that Norman Foote has always been ‘Foote”-loose and fancy-full when it comes to entertaining a room of toddlers on up. Performing for the past three decades, the internationally acclaimed Vancouverborn singer-songwriter creates songs, stories and props that delight young ears and eyes. However, his unique combination of imaginative word play, melodies and gentle wit have delighted a fair share of maturer audiences as well. Audiences will be able to see for themselves when Foote is joined by up to 150 students from local elementary school choirs in an engaging and entertaining concert presentation at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre April 14. The children learn various parts of the songs, becoming an animated wall of voices, actions and laughter, adding another dimension to the performance, said Foote. “Humour plays a big part in everything I do. My show is interactive and funny. It’s very engaging for the audience,” he said. Born Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote, Foote claims that his name forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age. “I feel it really has been something I’ve

had all my life and I naturally like to go towards the funny,” he said. Foote received his first guitar when he was just 11 years old and by the age of 12, he already knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Since then, Foote has gone on to release eight albums of original music in addition to writing and recording songs for Walt Disney Records and Shari Lewis. His most recent release, Love My New Shirt, won Best Children’s Album at the 2010 Junos. “The music has a variety of styles, but it’s how I end up singing them and mixing the styles together that make it unique” explains Foote, “It’s folky, bluesy and jazzy all mixed together.” While he originally aspired to be a musician, Foote became enthralled by puppetry and physical comedy in his early 20s while travelling around Australia and New Zealand. He would later choose the only feasible solution: to combine all three. The result is a special niche within the industry, earning him international acclaim. Besides his Juno win and three other Juno nominations, Foote won Children’s Recording of the Year at the 2010 Western Canada Music Awards. He has also been recognized with four Parents Choice Awards, and three National Association of Parenting Publications of America Gold Awards. Foote closes the 2012-13 Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society’s Kids Series on Sunday, April 14 at 2 and 4 p.m. All seats are $12, available at the Ticket Seller photo submitted box office. Call 250-549-7469 or visit www. Children’s entertainer norman Foote is bringing along some of his puppets when he performs the last show of the 2012-13 kids series at the vernon Performing arts Centre april 14.

Music spontaneously combusts at Vernon Jazz Club Dvoira YanovskY For The Morning Star

Subversive, distinctive, the Eric St-Laurent Trio unleashes its exhilarating show at the Vernon Jazz Club Saturday. The band features guitarist St-Laurent’s playful jazz and blues idiom, percussionist Michael DeQuevedo’s South American and African rhythms, and bassist Jordan O’Connor’s eclectic classical training and heavy metal experience. This wildly creative mix is responsible for their unique sound, blending jazz guitar riffs and reggae beats, traditional Turkish melodies and disco, African songs with Chicago blues solos, or Balkan folk songs with heavy metal bass. All this translates into an electrifying musical conversation; a truly great live show that Jazz FM 91’s Jaymz Bee says would “have to be seen to be believed.” Each performance is an original, creative experience. “We do these shows in a very spontaneous way. There is often no set list at all and the repertoire changes night after night, as does the interpretation of each song,” said St-Laurent. Their repertoire features original compositions by St-Laurent including tunes from their newly released CD, Dale, Spanish slang for “move it!” as well as selections from the standards. “The guys and I are familiar with a large number of standards. We go in and out of some of these songs with as little premedita-

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award winning Canadian jazz musicians Jordan o’Connor, left, Eric st-Laurent and Michel DeQuevedo perform at the vernon Jazz Club saturday. tion as possible,” said St-Laurent. Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, St-Laurent has been featured on more than 50 recordings, produced multiple albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada. St-Laurent’s style and influences are as var-

ied as his band. “My musical style is a mix of jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Big influences were Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Paco de Lucia, Wayne Krantz, and Igor Stravinsky,” said St-Laurent. The trio formed in 2008, when Montrealborn St-Laurent returned to Canada after spending 10 years in Berlin touring with musicians from the German and Scandinavian

music scene. Epoch, the band’s 2010 CD, immediately went on rotation at Jazz FM Toronto and made it to number five on the Canadian College Radio Charts. Their 2011 CD, Ruby, also met with critical success. 2012 was a significant year for the trio, as they embarked for the first time on an international tour with stops across Canada, Germany, and Holland.  St-Laurent is pleased to be touring again. “I always look forward to tours because it’s the best opportunity to connect with audiences and play music every night. Come and listen to the music,” said St-Laurent. Born in Mexico, and living in Toronto, DeQuevedo has been playing drums and percussion since he was a child. Known for his fiery solos, DeQuevedo has toured extensively with celebrated artists like Grammy winner Julieta Venegas, Random Order, and Zoe Bentley. Cofounder of the multimedia production company The Breath, O’Connor has been living in Toronto, performing with musicians such as Don Ross and Louis Simao.  Also a composer, O’Connor recently wrote the score for Carolyn Hurren’s film Yeah, Whatever’ Girl. The Eric St-Laurent Trio takes the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club, 3000-31st St. (upstairs from Nolan’s Pharmasave) Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are available in advance at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup or at

A12 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - The Morning Star


Lines of abstraction blur in This That

Covin examines an aspect of physical reality and then transforms it into non-objective painting, while Rance’s work may suggest the physical plane after the fact — as in its architectonic overtones — but it is aesthetically divorced from the real world so that an open-ended relationship is permitted to the person who is in front of this series, said Oakes. Covin has her imagery based in the real world. Her latest paintings began as a series of sketches of graveyards made at a summer workshop in Wells, B.C. In the colour sketches that began this body of work, there is a cemetery hinted at, one with a secluded, overgrown, private aura. An iron fence or the decorative top of a commemorative stone caught Covin’s eye and she began to work with it, said Oakes, who visited Covin’s studio on the westside of Okanagan Lake. “The twists and turns of the shape veer slightly away from the first painting to the second and continue the permutation or translation in increments. The link to that first physical

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shape dims from its first meaning and a brand, new presence overrides the origin,” she said. Rance, whose work was seen recently in the exhibition The Everett Series at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, is more spontaneous. The Armstrong fine arts and architecture graduate uses a floor drip method, much like Jackson Pollock’s, but the drips are wider and more plastic, done in a shiny acrylic that appears to have been arrested in viscosity, said Oakes. “There is an architectonic echo in Rance’s work as if at the site of a high-rise building under construction. Even the smaller pieces appear larger than they are for the strokes of paint appear to extend beyond the boundaries of the canvases,” she said. “There is no subject reference in Rance’s paintings. They are simply the materials and the gesture of the artist so that the work relates only to the act of painting.” An opening reception for This That takes place Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Performing at the reception is Zentangle, featuring Daniel Stark on sarode, Paul Langlois on percussion and Jonathon Heaven on hang pan, a Swiss-invented percussive instrument resembling a flying saucer. This That continues at Headbones to May 6. The gallery is located at 6700 Old Kamloops Rd.

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A different portrait of ‘Hitch’ Vernon Film Society

Hitchcock, showing April 15 at the Vernon Towne Cinema, sets out to illustrate that behind every great man, stands a great woman. Hitchcock tells the story not so much as the making of the film, but as the behind-thescenes story of Alma and “Hitch.” At the heart of the film is the relationship between Hitch (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife, Alma (Helen Mirren). Hitch is not a caring and understanding sort, but an arrogant, demanding man who wanted control over his leading ladies. He was a heavy eater and heavy drinker who never won an Academy Award despite directing such well-known films as Rebecca, The Birds and Vertigo. Alma, on the other hand, is portrayed as the “wizard behind the curtain.” She helps guide Hitchcock through his film journeys, re-writing scripts and providing directorial and production support. All the while, Alma is always pushed out of Hitchcock’s limelight. And with Hitch’s increasing jealousy over Alma’s time spent with writer Whitfield Cook (Danny Huston) coupled with the financial burden of financing the film, the relationship between the two hits troubled water. Basing the movie on Stephen Rebello’s Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, director Sacha Gervasi’s narrative covers 18 months, starting with Hitchcock acquiring the rights to Robert Bloch’s horror novel as a vehicle to give his career a new lease on life and ending with the film’s popular success in the summer of 1960. Paramount Studios, where Hitchcock was employed, was not eager to bring the gruesome tale about a transvestite and his murderous relationship with his dead mother to the big screen. Hitchcock’s agent Lew Wasserman (Michael Stuhlbarg) disagreed vehemently with Hitchcock’s choice, as did Paramount chief Barney Balaban (Richard

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Helen Mirren as Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh toast the making of Psycho with director Alfred Hitchcock, played by an unrecognizable Anthony Hopkins. Portnow), despite the fortune he’d made from Hitchcock films. Hitchcock is a portrait of an extraordinary artist, a crafty hoodwinker triumphing over the unimaginative front-office suits and bureaucrats of the studios and the censorship boards. It gives a revealing picture of the last days of the big studio system and the old Hollywood production code, while documenting some of the personal events that led to one of the most popular horror films ever made. Hitchcock shows at the Towne Cinema Monday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and one week ahead at the theatre and the Bean Scene for $7.

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Everyone always knew they could find the best baking in Lynne Mugridge’s kitchen. “The women in my family were good bakers and I learned from them. I always bring the baking to pot lucks,” she said. “Family and friends encouraged me to do it commercially and this is my 10th season. I go to local farmers’ markets and I’m looking forward to my first time at the Shoparama Spring Market this year.” While she calls her business Lynne’s Granola Bars (she has 15 flavours), Mugridge also makes cookies, squares and nut-free trail mix. “I like taking recipes and tweaking them to be my own,” said the mother of five, who home schools her children, ages seven to 15. “I’m super-organized. My


husband and I have always been entrepreneurs and we know how to organize and stay focused. I think more people could be entrepreneurs if they are willing to take the risk. If you have a good product it will do well.” Her products, made with no artificial preservatives or additives, have done well from the time she started selling them. She also sells eggs from her free-range chickens and takes orders for baking over the winter. “I often wonder how far my baking goes because I get a lot of tourists in the summer. I know one mother bought some to send to her son in the military in Afghanistan and that people stock up to take it as far away as the Northwest Territories, the East Coast and the U.S. I also ship product. I like to see people get the bars or cookies or squares as a snack and enjoy it right there,” said Mugridge. “I’ve been to Shoparama as a shopper and loved it. There’s everything there, I always find something special. I think it will be really good being there as a vendor.” The Shoparama Spring Market has crafters, entrepreneurs, home-based businesses, entertainment, goodies for kids, door prizes and a conces-

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Lynne Mugridge of Lynne’s Granola Bars gets things packed up for her first time at Shoparama Spring Market, taking place this weekend at the Vernon Recreation Centre. sion. It takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation

Complex. Admission is free but a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank would be welcome.

Save those Easter eggs

pring is really here, the kids are back in school, and Easter is past, well almost. If you’re like me there’s still the challenge of using up all those leftovers. I am tired of the regular same old, same old ideas and found a couple of new ones this year. I really think these elegant and beautiful main dish entrée reccathi Litzenberger ipes are a wonderful and delicious way to use up those leftovers. If you have leftover Easter eggs, chop them up and add them along with the ham. If you’ve managed to rid the fridge of ham or turkey and really need a change and a way to finally use up those hard-cooked eggs, the seafood medley below is a perfect solution. Ham Filo Roll 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup basmati rice, uncooked 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup cubed cooked ham 1/2 cup bottled Alfredo sauce 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed OR chopped leftover asparagus 1/3 cup butter, melted

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16 (9” x 14”) sheets frozen filo dough, thawed 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese, divided Hard-cooked eggs, chopped, optional Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook onion and garlic in the olive oil until tender. Add rice and stir to coat. Add the chicken broth, cover pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in ham, Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup of the cheese, and asparagus or peas. Set aside. Place one filo sheet on a cookie sheet and brush with butter. Layer seven more filo over the first sheet, brushing each with butter. Spread half of the rice and ham mixture over one-third of the stacked filo on the 14” side, leaving a one-inch border on three sides. Cover with the remaining cheese. Begin to roll up the filo, starting with the long end. You’ll only be able to roll the dough over one and a half times. Using two spatulas, place on a RIMMED cookie sheet (the butter will melt and make a mess in your oven if you don’t used a rimmed sheet). Brush with butter and cut a few slits in the filo roll. Repeat with remaining filo, butter, and filling to make two rolls. At this point you can cover the rolls tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Add another 8-13 minutes to the baking time if the

rolls are baked directly from the refrigerator. Bake 25 to 35 minutes until rolls are browned and crisp. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting each roll into thirds for serving. The filling is hot! Serves 4-6. Seafood Medley 2 (6 oz.) cans medium shrimp, drained 3-4 hard cooked eggs, sliced 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained 6 oz. can crabmeat, drained and picked over 2 cups grated Cheddar or Havarti cheese 1/4 cup butter 3 tbsp. flour 2 cups whole milk Salt and white pepper to taste 1 cup bread crumbs 2 tsp. melted butter Layer shrimp, eggs, mushrooms, crabmeat, and cheese in 1 quart casserole dish in order given. Make cream sauce as follows: In heavy saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add flour and cook and stir constantly with wire whisk until mixture bubbles. Cook 1 minute. Add milk and stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Pour cream sauce over casserole. Mix bread crumbs and 2 Tbsp. melted butter and sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden. Serves 8.

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Ready to bloom


ope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend. We are now beginning the busy season of starting seeds, transplanting perennials and all the tasks needed for a successful gardening season. I have started many little seeds and the hardy ones are in the greenhouse which gets plenty of heat during the day but just above freezing at night. Some of the beds are ready and as usual I still have lots of things to do that should have been looked after last fall but this is another story. Last week we shredded 17 bags of leaves, which I had kept over winter as a windbreak for the greenhouse. I am using this for mulch this year and for the paths in the garden. It feels like when you walk in the forest. I have all my peas started and I like to transplant them. This way I know right away what space I need and the other reason is that the quails eat everything coming up. With the transplants, it is easier for me to protect them. This year I put in 598 tomato seeds with 25 varieties, but some of them are very old seeds and I am hoping that they don’t all come up. According to the weather map, Vernon is listed as a zone 6. To be on the safe side I always go as if I was in a zone 5 and this is a schedule from the internet site of what you can plant and when you can plant it for a zone 5. There are some cool weather crops that can be planted in the

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spring, just as soon as it is warm enough to get outside and work the ground. These crops include arugula, beets, carrots, mache, mustard, onions from sets, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, salsify, spinach and turnips. In addition to these vegetables that are sown outdoors in the spring, some vegetables are best started indoors in the spring. Starting the vegetable seeds indoors extends the growing season, by allowing these warm weather crops to grow to large plants before transplanting them outside. When the weather warms enough that it is safe for these plants they are then taken to the vegetable garden and planted. They will be ready to harvest sooner by starting them indoors first. These crops include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, egg plant, endive, leek, lettuce, melon, pepper, and tomato. This will give you enough of a choice to start your garden now. Because of my greenhouse I can take a few more risks. This is why I have some peas ready to transplant this week, potatoes that are already very tall and a few squashes that are ready to bloom. This

Cooking in community Morning Star Staff

Tasty, healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive, and Community Kitchens is a great place to start. Participants learn new recipes, have fun and take home healthy food at the end of the session. Each cooking session lasts three hours. Participants cook healthy, affordable meals together and take food home for one dollar per serving. Portions are large and most food can be frozen. The group talks about cooking techniques that will help stretch their food dollar. Funded by United Way, Valley First and Kalamalka Rotary, Community Kitchens takes place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Main Street Connections, 3314-30th Ave., Vernon. For details, call 250-307-0647 or e-mail

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happens when I run a test trial for my seeds and I cannot throw them away once they have germinated so they have to be planted and start to grow. The tulips I planted in pots in December are growing very well and some of them are in blooms. I will put the pots in the ground to the rim and when the leaves are starting to turn yellow I will remove the pots and replace them with other blooming plants. This is the time to see where all the bulbs are planted and mark the spots so that later on, when they have faded and disappeared we do not dig right in and destroy them as I have done before. Okanagan & Roses Garden Club meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Schubert Centre. For more information: 250-558-4556.

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While volunteering at the Vernon and District Animal Care Society’s spring bake sale and silent auction, Debbie Heard takes a moment to drop some pennies in the penny drive bottle. The VDACS will hold an ongoing fundraiser, “Every Penny Counts,” with a goal of collecting 2,072,514 pennies, the same amount of kittens born to one female cat and her offspring in just eight years. If you have pennies to donate, please call Laurie at 250-545-6044.

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Community Calendar droP-in crib At tHe eAGles Fraternal Order of Eagles welcomes you for crib every Wednesday Vernon & dist. kennel club meets First at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come by and see Wednesday of the month 7 p.m., People Place, what the Eagles are about and where our monies 3402-27th Ave. A opportunity to connect with are spent in the community Open daily 1 - 7 p.m. toAstmAsters meets others involved in dog sports in the area. New kAlAmAlkA Wednesdays 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 4716 - 34 St. members welcome. Call Jayne at 250-545-0187. droP-in Wii And boArd GAmes At Ver- Gain confidence in your public speaking skills. non librAry Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Call Jim at 545-8814 for details.You will painlessly sharpen your public speaking comfort and skills. for children ages 8 and up. Free and drop-in. eVer Wondered iF you could PAint? If you royAl cAnAdiAn leGion brAncH 25 have ever coloured in a colouring book then you Vernon Wednesdays: A fun-filled mid-week can paint. It’s a matter of learning a few techniques, night at the Legion! Come for the meat draw and using a certain kind of paint, brushes and paper. play a round of pool; it all starts at 7 p.m. Come see if you can do it at the Artistic Corner; AboriGinAl inFAnt & eArly cHildHood Wednesdays 9:30 to 11 a.m., Seniors Drop-in deVeloPment Free swimming Wednesdays Program (1751 Glencaird St.). No cost and you can from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the aquatic centre. borrow our supplies. Info., Olena at 250-547-8866. For more info., 542-7578. coldstreAm Winter FArmers’ mArket tHe HAlinA crAFters Meet every Wednesday Every Wednesday until April 10 from 2:30-6 p.m. from 10 a.m. to noon. If you are 50+ and like to Local and Certified Organic products; cheese, craft, come on out and join the fun. We’re at 3310meat, vegetables, fruit, baking and preserves. 37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877 for information. HAlinA HArmonix weekly practices for fall/ Come and experience our second season. under tHe sPitFire AnAF unit 5 We are at winter program Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the 2500-46th Ave., Vernon. New! Wednesday Wing Halina Centre. If you love to sing, come and join Night, only 35 cents! Meat draw starts at 7:30 us, no audition. We need more male voices and altos. For more details contact Pat at 250-560p.m. in the Spitfire Lounge. sinGle Friends 50+ Weekly coffee 3270 or Trixie ar 250-545-7819. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the food court, Village Al-Anon meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., the Green Centre. Call Carole at 260-5238 for more Alliance Church. Info., call 545-4933. information, or come out for coffee and pick up Vernon treAtment centre Do you or a loved an activity list. Join us, there is no membership one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction fee. Our group has been meeting for 11 years, we problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Please call 542-6151 for more info. have fun and do all kinds of activities. nArcotics Anonymous Meets Wednesdays AlzHeimer suPPort GrouPs The Alzheimer at 7 p.m., Path to Recovery, 3204 Alexis Park Society of B.C. holds support groups for caregivDr., behind Knox Church (open to the public, ers and people in early stage of Alzheimer’s dis12-step meeting, Traditions meeting, wheelchair ease and related dementia first Wednesday of the access).Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Support group for caregivers also meets the first Wednesday of the or 1-866-918-3574. month, 7 p.m. For more info. please contact Michelle Hallgren at 1-800-634-3399 or e-mail codA meets Codependents Anonymous Laird improvement district is a fellowship of men and women working to build healthy relationships with self and annuaL GeneraL meetinG others. Meet Wednesdays 7 p.m., at Seaton thursday, april 18th, 2013 Centre on 14th Ave. (off Kal Lake Rd.) 7:00 p.m. Westside resPonse serVices soc. WRS offers blood pressure testing, odd Fellows (small) Hall, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon at the 3005 Wood ave., armstrong Killiney Beach Hall and Annex, Udell Rd. Election of Trustees AA meetinGs on WednesdAys Project Action Plan Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; open meeting, handicap accessible.. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H). Open meeting (X), 8 GARAGE SALE p.m. at VTC. Closed meeting, 8 p.m., Albert SIGNS Place, 3610-25 Ave, Vernon. AA meeting (X), open, 8 p.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon Residents are reminded that garage sale (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) signs are not permitted as per the City of no handicap access. 250-545-4933 Armstrong Zoning Bylaw, except under the tHe Vernon diet club meets Every following conditions: Wednesday in the basement of Peace • Signs must be free standing (not attached Lutheran Church. Weigh-in between 8:30 to a wood or metal utility pole, street sign and 9:30 a.m. Short meeting to follow. pole, bench, fence, building or any other Anyone wishing support in weight-managestructure); ment is most welcome. Call 542-3252. is scrAbble on your “to do” • Signs must be placed no sooner than 24 list? Join the local “Scrabblers” every hours prior to the garage sale and must Wednesday at 10 a.m., Schubert Centre. be removed no later than 24 hours after Come out and learn with us! Call Sharon at completion with an overall time limit of 72 545-8092 for info. hours in order to minimize the number of tHe scHubert centre Many activities unsightly signs in the community; for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. • Maximum size: 1.0 square meter (10.76 to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours square feet) in residential zones and 3.0 are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The square meters (32.29 square feet) in nonpool room and coffee shop are open daily. residential zones; The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549If you put up signs, please remember to take 4201. Thursdays it’s tai chi, seniors’ supthem down. Thank you for your cooperation port group (fourth Thursday), Fun Time for in keeping the community looking its best. Seniors, line dancing, exercise class, wood carving, Friday’s it’s canasta, mah jongg, PO Box 40, 3570 Bridge Street, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Tel: 250-546-3023 happy hour with live music. Email: • Web: Vernon Women in business Meets

april 3


Feature event: the shoparama spring market


he Shoparama Spring Market is growing into two rooms, the auditorium and gymnasium. Come and support a budding bunch of entrepreneurs, crafters and home-based business. Baking too! Lots of new and unique products, all under one roof. Together with a fun shopping experience, you can support the Canadian Cancer Society and the Salvation Army Food Bank. There will be entertainment, goodies for the kids, door prizes and a yummy concession. Admission is free, however you are invited to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank. April 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310-37th Ave.

the first and third Wednesday of each month at Schubert Centre for networking 11:30 a.m. to noon, buffet lunch noon to 1 p.m. Members, $17; non-members, $23. VWIB offers networking opportunities and inspires, educates and motivates women to be the best they can in their business and personal lives. For more info., see www.vwib. com or e-mail

april 4

Friends oF History meet April 4 at The Pantry at 10 a.m. Sharon Dawe will speak about and showing slides of her experiences as a nurse/volunteer in Afghanistan. All welcome, lunch available. tHe society For tHe Protection oF kAlAmAlkA lAke SPrKL invites you to attend a gathering April 4 at Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd., 7 – 9 p.m. Susan Latimer will speak on the Kal Lake Aquatic Habitat Inventory (AHI). Refreshments provided, along with musical interlude by SPrKL’s own Cuyler Page and Leslie Uhlig. enderby & district Arts council and Enderby & District Garden Club present The Eden Project: slide show and talk by Vernon artist Gale Woodhouse April 4 at 7 p.m., Enderby Drill Hall. Be amazed by this visionary garden project in Cornwall, UK. Refreshments. By donation. Info., Karen Rohats at 250-838-0626. 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. sAssy in tHe city Social group for single and married women. Membership is free or you can become an event organizer for $10 a year. Find friends who enjoy nightlife, camping, dining out, sports and movies. Discover your inner sassy at sassyinthecity/ 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. toPs (tAke oFF Pounds sensibly) cHAPter #4844 Meets Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Alpine Centre, #34. It’s $30 to join, and then $5 a month. For more information, call M. Schmolke at 250-545-8124. 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. Free blood Pressure & WeiGH-in clinic The first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Schubert Centre. Ask at the front desk for room location. tHe Vernon silVer stAr Quilters Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5151 Alain Rd., just off Silver Star Rd. We look forward to seeing new and longtime members. Info., see neW HoPe For WidoW/ers Hosts Weekly coFFee droP-in Every Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at our office in the People Place, #003, 3402-27th Ave., People Place. This is a time for widows and widowers to share their journey through grief in a safe environment. Vernon lions club meets First and third Thursdays of the month at our new location, the Eagles Hall, 5101-25th Ave. 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Rod Gorsline at 250-542-4931. PytHiAn sisters Vernon temPle #21 Meets the first and third Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Contact Betty at 542-8450. 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. Info. call Aggie at 250-549-4353 or Marj, 250-545-0250. common tHreAds Ministering to the needs of our community. Free, good quality used clothing and footwear. Every Thursday 9:30 a.m. - noon and Mondays from 3 to 5 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. time out GrouP: 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 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Call 250-542-2877. 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 info. VintAGe cArs The Vintage Car Club of Canada, North Okanagan chapter, meets at The Pantry in Vernon the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We welcome interested guests and new members. Please note: though owning a vintage car may be desirable, it is not a necessity. Info., Cliff Fair at 250-542-6828, Don Roper at 250549-8469 or e-mail

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News Change to hours at Lumby library Morning Star Staff

The Lumby branch of Okanagan Regional Library is making a change to the hours that it is open. As of April 16, the new branch schedule will be: Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 250-547-9528.

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Trey Isaac, 14, gets in some off season practice with his brother and some friends on the outdoor courts at Clarence Fulton Secondary School. Jared Clayton, 17, works on some drills to stay in shape for basketball season.

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Challenge Thank you to North Okanagan for participating in the ElectroRecycle Challenge!

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Gerry Bowbell of Watkin Motors shows Linda Yule of the United Way the features of the 2012 Ford Focus SEL that will be up for auction on the United Way’s 6th annual Spring Online Auction running from April 1 to April 30 at www.

Come discover local food, farmers and fun April 21. The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and Fieldstone Organics are teaming up to host Shoots N’ Blooms. “Visit interactive stations presented by 20 local farmers and businesses,” said Jill Worboys, a society volunteer. “Identify spring seedlings and good bugs for the farden. Watch no-knead bread in the making and wool being spun. Taste fresh baking made with wholesome local grains.” Farmers will showcase what can be grown locally, including seabuckthorn, asparagus, potatoes, gogi berries and ancient grains. “The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will amaze you with the essential role of insects in food production,” said Worboys. Shoots N’ Blooms runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fieldstone Organics at 4851 Schubert Rd. in Spallumcheen. For information, e-mail or or call 250-546-4558.

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News Lego engineers

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Brothers Eric and Graham Smith construct a masterpiece during the Spring Break Lego Camp at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

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Independent Living Suites Shoparama helps Vernon food bank Morning Star Staff

A popular craft fair will benefit Vernon residents in need. Shoparama will collect items for the Salvation Army food bank Saturday and Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Complex. “Thousands of food items have been collected over the years which have been such a blessing,” said David MacBain, Salvation Army community ministries director. “With an increase in donations of 75 per cent in just the past two years, we collected 1,260 items, plus $1,474, in David MacBain 2012.” Suggested items to donate are peanut butter, rice, canned tomatoes and sauce, cup-a-soup, stews and kids’ healthy snack items. Monetary donations can be left at the Salvation Army Christmas kettles at the event. “The demand at the Salvation Army food bank continues to climb, with an additional 107 new households coming for assistance so far this year,” said MacBain.

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Businesses continue to register for the PST services. There are a few anomalies, such as insulation and weatherstripping, where sales tax falls by seven per cent as historic PST exemptions resume Monday, but most retail purchases will remain subject to both GST and PST at a combined rate of 12 per cent. Yamamoto said businesses can register online by going to www. or and selecting the registration link. Using incorporation documents, the process should take about 15 minutes. Business owners who don’t register immediately can still correct transactions made after the deadline, because the first online remit-

tance of PST is expected at the end of May. Premier Christy Clark marked the transition with a video, reminding business operators to register. Clark noted that the HST was a benefit to the film industry, manufacturers and other businesses that benefited from input tax credits. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston said a statistically average family will be about $350 ahead with the removal of the HST, which was rejected in a mail-in referendum in June 2011. Ralston acknowledged that low-income people will lose the increased HST rebates that have been paid quarterly since the HST took effect in 2010. But he said that

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The Regional District of Central Okanagan has approved a $58.7 million budget for 2013. As part of the budget, a Lake Country home assessed at $480,000 will see its regional district taxes climb $5.64 while a $453,000 home in the North Westside Road area will see taxes decline $9.86. “The regional district provides more than 84 different services,” said Robert Hobson, chairperson. “We strive to provide everyone with efficient services, while making every effort to keep our costs in line.” The financial plan provides $14.3 million in capital project spending this year, including $8 million to fund expansion of the regional parks system, $1.2 million for other parks projects, $1.36 million for upgrades to the regional septage treatment facility and vehicle and equipment purchases for various protective services. The primary reason for the decrease along North Westside Road is market value change in assessed values. The actual tax rate

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receipts,” Yamamoto said Sunday. “In most The brief era of the cases they’ll be paying harmonized sales tax the same as they did ended in B.C. Monday, prior to April 1, unless with a last-minute you’re getting your hair scramble by cut, or buying thousands of a ski ticket or businesses to you’re payregister as coling your golf lectors of the membership revived proor going to vincial sales a restaurant, tax. or buying a A b o u t bike.” Yamamoto 100,000 busiThe good nesses in B.C. news for barare required bers, bike to register and col- shops, restaurants and lect PST from cus- other labour service tomers. By the Easter providers is that they weekend, about 80,000 see a seven per cent tax of them had done so, reduction. said Naomi Yamamoto, The bad news is that B.C.’s minister of state they have to administer for small business. two sales taxes, the PST “I think what most and the five per cent consumers will be GST, which continues doing is looking at their to apply to goods and tom fletcher

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Silver Star Mountain Resort welcomed approximately 200 young athletes and their families to the Teck Alpine Under 14 Provincial Championships Easter Weekend. The challenging event, including both giant slalom and slalom races, was held under sunny skies and warm temperatures that threatened to delay, or cancel the event. Silver Star committed five groomers onto the course as the temperature dipped after competition each day to ensure a smooth, hard race surface. “It was an awesome effort on behalf of Silver Star Resort and the Vernon Ski Club race organizing committee,” said Mat Roth of the Grouse Mountain Tyee racers. “The volunteers ran a great race with no delays.” One local athlete, Anton Youngberg, stood on the podium to receive bronze in the slalom and also achieved a fifth-place

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Rebels halt Knights for crown Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Knights didn’t have enough spare jerseys to dress their six call-up players Monday night in Castlegar. Sixteen-year-old Kelowna product Kobe Oishi ended up wearing Matty Saharchuk’s No. 9, and according to the boxscore for Game 5 of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League final, Lumby’s Dylan Bowen, who wears No. 7 but is out with a high-ankle sprain, also played. That was the plight of the woefully undermanned Knights as they fell 4-0 to the hard-pressing Castlegar Rebels, who earned their first league title since 1995-96. Knights’ head coach Kris Mallette is in awe of how far his young team came this season, but said it might take a while for the players to completely get over the loss. “I had a good chat with them,” said Mallette. “I think they realize where they’re at – they’re fortunate. As tough as it is, we’re the second best team out of 20. It just shows the resilience we had in the room.” In addition to Knights missing from action Monday (Derek Andrews, Nathan Browne and Kevin Mitchell/BlacK Press sPorts Anthony Ruggiero), there were just as many play- David London of the North Okanagan Knights puts his stick on Kody Disher of the Castlegar Rebels in Game 4 of ing through an assortment of medical woes – Owen the KIJHL final series Saturday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. Barker (dislocated thumb), Steven Pantazopoulos (separated shoulder), Brett Hawrys (broken hand). home, it afforded Mallette a chance to reflect on North Okanagan held off Castlegar 3-2 in Game 4 Saturday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. There was also a round of influenza working its way the season. “I just sat and thought and came up with some The Knights got goals from d-man Dryden Profeit through the team. “It was a tough loss, but we gave it all we had pretty good things,” said Mallette, a former Kelowna and centres Connor Richards and Mat Lambert to with what we had,” said Pantazopoulos, the Knights’ Rocket enforcer who played 10 years of minor pro. avoid being swept in the best-of-seven series. Aside from losing the first three games against Nikkel, a 19-year-old Kelowna product, assesscaptain who has played a huge role in the team’s Castlegar, the Knights only lost three in a row once ing Game 4: “It was a battle till the end for sure. The steady improvement over his three seasons. boys kept us in it here and there and buried a few “Each years it’s definitely gotten better. When I – back in November. “In sports in general, that doesn’t happen too pucks which was nice to see. first got here, you had some guys who were used often,” he said. “That says a lot about “They were helping me out lots tonight. They to losing, but after that the character those kids.” took a couple off the line for me when I couldn’t changed. Mallette is also proud of the organiza- find it. They’ve been clearing the front for me and “The community has stepped up big, tion’s ability to get the kids noticed at the letting me see the puck and letting me make the especially this year. People are starting to higher levels. About half the team earned save instead of blocking it all the time.” realize it’s a good place to play.” spot duty with Junior A squads, and Medeiros and Walton countered for the Rebels, Stuart Walton led the Rebels with two both Saharchuk (Everett Silvertips) and who stormed the Knights’ zone in the final minutes goals Monday, the first on a powerplay d-man Mac Ferner (Vancouver Giants) pressing for the equalizer. at 5:54 of the opening period, the next have been listed by WHL clubs. Lambert netted the goal of the night, taking a midway through the second. The points “We’ve been able to move kids on, and do it with wicked hit just before going roof daddy from the put him atop the KIJHL post-season scoring race with 27, one more than Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ a young team,” said Mallette, who credits assistant mid-slot with a wrister, making it 3-1. coach Shawn Webb for aiding the development The Rebels will now compete in the Cyclone forward Ryan Edwards (11-15 in 13 games). Taylor Cup, hosted by the Comox Valley Glacier Matt Reed and Darren Medeiros completed the process. “We’ve got the money to go out and buy players, Kings, April 11-14. They will compete in a fourscoring in support of Jordan Gluck, who had 18 but that’s not what our program team round-robin against the Kings, as well as the stops for the shutout in front of is about. It’s about developing Pacific (Richmond Sockeyes) and Vancouver Island 540 fans. players, and every kid on this League (Victoria Cougars) champs. “I think it was a great job by team got better.” The Cyclone our coaching staff getting us And just like the kids he Taylor Cup champrepared for every game,” said — Steve Pantazopoulos GROUP coaches, Mallette is search- pion advances to the Gluck. “Game 7 against Beaver GOLF LESSONS ing for a new challenge in his Keystone Cup, against Valley in the second round realWith ly brought our team together and we knew that if hockey career. With a .687 win percentage (69-30- teams from Alberta, MYLES JOHNSON CPGA Class” A” Professional were ever down in a game we weren’t out. We had 2-3 in 104 games) over two seasons as head coach, Manitoba, Ontario and 10 Years Mallette feels he is ready to jump up to either Junior Saskatchewan, April confidence in ourselves to come back so we just Experience A or Major Junior. 18-21, in St. Malo, Man. played as a team and kept it rolling.” “Coaches are measured on wins and losses. I’ve Vernon’s Michael Rebels’ head coach and GM Steve Junker said he Classes Begin been fortunate to have a good win-loss ratio,” he Hails is a netminder considered the whole team playoff MVPs. April 17 th, 18 th & 19 th with Comox Valley. “It’s so exciting watching them,” said Junker. “We said. at 10 AM or 6 PM “This is all I know. I didn’t go the college route, He was injured in the knew that coming in, we talked about it – how a One Hour team can grow during the playoffs. We had some but I think I’m good at what I do and I’d like to VIJHL final against the Lessons tastes of adversity in the first series and learned move on, just like the kids. It’s all about getting the Cougars, but is expectopportunity.” ed back for the Cyclone from it, grew from it.” * First star Dustin Nikkel recorded 56 saves as tourney. With the TVs broken on the bus on the way

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Jagger Williamson scored twice as the Vernon Sun Valley Sports Renegades edged the Okanagan Hockey Academy Black 2-1 Saturday in consolation play in the 44th annual Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament. Chace Moog gave OHA the lead at 7:19 of the first period before Williamson, assisted by Eamonn Miller, equalized at 3:01 of the second. Williamson converted the winner, from Brian Ferguson, a 5:56 of the third, at McArthur Island Sports Centre. Josh Evans was in net for Vernon, who finished the 20-team, Tier 2 bracket at 2-2. Williamson was the Renegades’ top scorer with 4-2-6. The Nor t h Shore Winter Club Winterhawks brushed back the Mission Stars 5-2 in the Tier 2 championship final. Ethan DeJong supplied 2+1 for North Shore, while Jamie Housch netted a deuce for Mission. The OHA #1 Canucks toppled the Vancouver Thunderbirds 5-1 Sunday in the Randy Lindros Tier 1 Division final. Davis Koch pulled the hat trick for OHA. There were eight teams in the Tier 1 category.


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Tim Proctor scored with 46 seconds to play as the Vernon Square Liquor Store Screamin’ Eagles shaded the Willms Electric Whalers 11-10 in the Boston Pizza Pond Hockey League final Monday

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Balson big for Vees in 2OT Morning Star Staff

Brock Balson scored at 9:47 of double overtime as the Penticton Vees shaded the host West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in B.C. Hockey League playoff action Monday night. Brad McClune of the Vees forced OT by converting with 50 seconds left in the third period before 1,016 fans at Royal LePage Place. Penticton held a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Interior Conference final series going into Game 4 Tuesday night in West Kelowna. Penticton started strong with a pair of goals by Louie Nanne but David Pope and Matt Anholt responded for the Warriors 24 seconds apart to tie it 2-2 after the first. The Warriors went up a pair in the second on tallies by Pope and Ambrose Firkus before Balson pulled the Vees wthin one midway through the third. “I think you have to give them credit. They’re a great team and they find a way to win and that’s what great teams do,” said Warriors’ head coach Rylan Ferster. “We seem to find way to lose against them. They have their goalie pulled and score in the last minute. How many times has that happened?” The Warriors outshot the defending champion Vees 58-49 with Chad Katunar taking the win and Tyler Briggs the loss. Balson, a former Kamloops Blazer who was traded to the Vees from the Salmon

Arm SilverBacks, beat Briggs blocker side. “I had no idea how much space there was,” said Balson. “I think I blacked out there and just shot it. That’s usually where I shoot. I was just glad it was over. Both teams were kind of tired and playing kind of tight, not wanting to give up too much.”

Tambellini’s ninth lifts Surrey

In Alberni Valley, overtime was also needed in front of 1,900 fans with the Surrey Eagles downing the Bulldogs 3-2 on Drew Best’s snipe at 9:50. Scoreless through 39 minutes of play, Surrey’s Brady Shaw opened the offence at 19:58 of the second. Ex-Viper Adam Tambellini recorded his ninth goal of the playoffs to put Surrey up 2-0, but Alberni Valley, playing their 13th game in 17 days, rallied with goals from Jared Wilson and Teal Burns to equalize. Surrey took a 3-0 lead in the Coastal Conference series heading into the fourth game Tuesday night back at Weyerhaeuser Arena. The Alberta League is down to its final four with the defending champion Brooks Bandits facing the Okotoks Oilers in the South and the Spruce Grove Saints battling the Whitecourt Wolverines in the North. The BCHL and AJHL champions advance to the inaugural Crescent Point

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Jones twins off to Frozen Four

Kellen Jones had 1+1 and Connor Jones earned two assists as the No. 1 Quinnipiac Bobcats bounced the Union Dutchmen 5-1 Sunday in the NCAA East Regionals final in Providence. Matthew Peca pulled the fastest hat trick in tournament history (3:12 span) to spark the Bobcats. Peca led the Pembroke Lumber Kings past the Vernon Vipers in the 2011 Royal Bank Cup final in Camrose, Alta. Viper grad Cole Ikkala played for the Dutchmen. Quinnipiac, St. Cloud State Huskies, UMass Lowell Riverhawks and Yale Bulldogs will play in the Frozen Four, April 11-13, in Pittsburgh.

Pasacreta helps Cold Lake Ice

Vernon’s Hayden Pasacreta (formerly Cromarty) helped the host Cold Lake Ice clip the Wainwright Bisons 5-4 in double OT in the fifth and deciding game of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B League final Saturday before 1,300 fans at the new Imperial Oil Place. The Ice won their third straight playoff title. They advance to the Alberta finals Thursday in Wainwright. Pasacreta had 2-5-7 in six playoff games after getting 2-1-3 in seven regular-season tilts.

Hoop stars shine Morning Star Staff

Vernon had a dozen players in the 2013 Okanagan Basketball All-Star Games at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium Saturday. Jenna Marrion of the VSS Panthers drained 12 points and was named Player of the Game for the Light team, who bowed 68-54 to Team Dark in the senior girls final of the fifth annual Showcase. Panther teammates Quinsy Leier and Mary Rice also played for Team Light in the all-star tilt. VSS coach Bobby Mitchell guided the winners. Capping the night, the senior boys Light team held off a late rally from the Dark team Jenna Marrion and pulled away to a 96-80 finish. Alex Hart (Immaculata Mustangs) was the Light team’s Player of the Game with 29 points. Mike Rouault of the Fulton Maroons was with Team Dark. Team Dark iced Team Light 54-31 in the junior girls game. Kalamalka Lakers’ Jordan Korol flushed seven points. Dayce Knopf and Anna Rice, both of VSS, and Danielle Maclellan of Fulton also played in the junior girls game with all but Knopf running for the Dark team, coached by Fulton grad Megan Faust. Team Dark team locked down on defence for the fourth quarter to pull out a 54-51 win over Team Light in the junior boys game. Corey AngHamilton and Tye Kitzman, both Maroons, helped the Darks, while John Garvie of VSS and Brandon Isaac of Fulton played for Team Light.


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Colton Heffley (left) of the Kelowna Rockets and Shea Theodore of the Seattle Thunderbirds collide along the boards in Game 5 of their WHL first-round series Saturday night at Prospera Place.

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Twice the Kelowna Rockets have stared down elimination from the 2012-13 Western Hockey League post-season. On Tuesday night in Kent, Wash., Ryan Huska’s club were hoping to perform the feat a third straight time against the Seattle Thunderbirds to force a seventh and deciding game in the Western Conference quarterfinal series. “Obviously every game now for us is critical, we don’t have that cushion to falter so we have to play desperate hockey,” said Huska, the Rockets’ head coach. “We’re headed into a big challenge down there, it’s like a Game 7 situation with the season on the line. We have to have the same approach we’ve had the last two games, play hard as a team and try bring it back to Kelowna.” After stunning losses in each of the first three games overtime, the injury-plagued Rockets have delivered back-to-back victories to stay afloat, the latest a 4-3 verdict on Saturday night at Prospera Place. With six players out of the lineup—including captain Colton Sissons for the remainder of the WHL playoffs—the Rockets have had to lean on their depth, a key to the team’s success throughout a record-setting 52-win season. Huska and his staff have had to call on the team’s younger players, such as Cole Linaker, Austin Glover and Justin Kirkland, to fill the void and keep four lines rolling. “We’re not going to change that (four lines), we’ve done that all year, so going to 2 1/2 or three lines doesn’t make sense at this time of year,” said Huska. “Seattle’s going to continue to push and come at us, so we need to use our depth like we have been.” Only one team in WHL history, the 1996 Spokane Chiefs, has ever recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. The Rockets are, not surprisingly, hoping to become the second. “We still feel confident, we know the way we need to play and when we do put in the effort we

know we’re tough to beat,” said 20-year-old forward Dylen McKinlay. “We think it’s (Seattle’s) Game 7 down there and we know they don’t want to come back to Kelowna.” Above all, Huska said his players still have faith that coming back all the way is attainable. “The belief is still there, the guys have hung on to that all along,” Huska said. “When things don’t go your way, you have to keep your spirit and the players have done a good job of that.” A seventh and deciding game would be played Wednesday night at Prospera Place. Game 6 was controlled mainly by the Rockets until the Thunderbirds made things interesting on goals by Seth Swenson at 19:23 and Robert Lipsbergs 19:34 of the third. The Rockets opened the scoring on a powerplay at 10:50 of the first period as Damon Severson set up Tyson Baillie for his team-leading fourth goal of the playoffs. Just 41 seconds later, Colton Heffley, left alone in front, converted a Tyrell Goulbourne feed for his first of the post-season to give Kelowna a quick 2-0 lead. Dylen McKinlay spotted the Rockets to a 3-0 advantage at 12:20 of the second period, but just 1:16 later Alexander Delnov put the Thunderbirds on the board beating Jordon Cooke with a low shot on the breakaway. Myles Bell restored Kelowna’s three-goal cushion at 13:49 of the third with his third playoff goal, setting the stage for an unsettling last minute.

Blazers take out Victoria in 6

Kale Kessy pulled a hat-trick as the Kamloops Blazers stuffed the Victoria Royals 6-2 Monday night to take their first-round series in six games. Cole Ully, Sam Grist and JC Lipon also scored for the Blazers, while Ben Walker and Keegan Kanzig countered for Victoria before 2,541 fans at Bear Mountain Arena. Cole Cheveldave turned aside 16 shots for the win. Kessy, drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2011 and traded to the Edmonton Oilers last week, scored seven times in Round 1.

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THE BOOK SAYS ZIG; THE DEAL SAYS ZAG Bridge has survived all these decades for several reasons. For example, there are deals, like this one, that do not follow a normal course. What would a textbook advise West to lead against four spades? But what would he lead if he could see all 52 cards? When a defender has four trumps, it is usually best to try to make declarer ruff something. The defender hopes to reduce declarer’s trump length down to his own, or, even better, shorter than his. He wants declarer to lose trump control. Thinking along those lines, West led the heart ace. When East signaled enthusiastically with the nine, West led

another heart. South tried dummy’s queen, but East covered with the king. After ruffing, South was tempted to play on trumps, but he mused about West’s lead. West surely had not started with ace-doubleton. And if not, it was a dangerous lead, suggesting that he had long trumps. Declarer cashed his diamond ace, ruffed a diamond on the board, led a club to his king, and ruffed his last diamond. Then he played a trump. West won and led another heart, but South ruffed, cashed his two top trumps, and played on clubs, still having one trump to retain control. Declarer lost only one heart and two spades. On this deal, West has to

lead his singleton to defeat the contract. Then, if declarer attacks trumps, West wins and returns the suit. Or, if South exits with a heart before or after ruffing a diamond on the board, East wins and gives his partner a club ruff. Then West cashes the spade ace and plays another spade -- no fooling!

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Israel Kormla Dandjo November 12, 1946 April 4, 2008

A joyful, brave and gentle man Loved Remembered Always

In loving memory of

Patrick Joseph Heaney March 27, 1934 - April 3, 2009

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Julia leaves her husband, Jiŵ (Jaŵes), and cats: Mr. ear, Sally Anne, and Zipley, all of whoŵ were rescue cats. She further leaves: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. avid and Sheila Taylor froŵ Fruitvale; brother Andrew froŵ Montrose; sister CharloƩe for Calgary; nieces and nephews: Eathan, Eicholas, Gweneth, Jacob; aunt and uncle, Mr. Θ Mrs. Ian and Mary Taylor froŵ idsbury, Alberta; and Aunt Zita in England.

Julia ũoined 44 Field Engineer SƋuadron in Trail, . C. in 1ϵ86. She was chief clerŬ froŵ 1ϵ86 ʹ 1ϵϵ0, then transferred to the regular force froŵ 1ϵϵ0 unƟl 1ϵϵϵ when she then aƩended hCC in Kaŵloops for the Aniŵal Health Technologist course, graduaƟng in 2001. Julia was eŵployed at Central Aniŵal Hospital in Vernon, . C. froŵ 2001 unƟl her cancer diagnosis in January 2012. She was a very dedicated Zegistered Aniŵal Health Technologist and worŬed Įrst with r. hdenberg and >ynn, later with r. Sŵith, r. Keith, and fellow staī: >inda, Janet, >isa, Jody, >isa, Maddie, and Eadine. Julia was proud of the aniŵals in her care. Julia was also involved with the 223 Zed >ion Air Cadets SƋuadron in Vernon, . C. as a supply oĸcer. Her edžperiences in the ŵilitary were a great asset to the sƋuadron. Julia͛s faŵily would liŬe to thanŬ r. Hardy, r. K. Perrier, and the staī at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their edžcellent care. A special thanŬ you to Mr. Vaugn Strang, a good friend. Julia passed away on March 1ϵth, 2013 at Hospice House in Vernon, . C. with her parents, husband, and staī by her side. The funeral service for Julia will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Hoŵe on April 8th, 2013 at 11:00 a.ŵ. with Zev. Canon Chris HarwoodͲJones oĸciaƟng. Interŵent will follow in the Pleasant Valley Ceŵetery.

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June 24, 1966 - March 19, 2013

In lieu of Ňowers, donaƟons ŵay be ŵade in Julia͛s naŵe to the Vernon Hospice House or a trust fund account at Central Aniŵal Hospital in Vernon to help aniŵals in need.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Master Corporal Julia Taylor (Canadian Forces ecoraƟon, reƟred and Zegistered Aniŵal Health Technologist). She was 46 years old.

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Julia grew up in Worcester, England, leaving behind her dog, Pip, and relaƟves. She aƩended J. >. Crowe High School in Trail, . C. She is reŵeŵbered by great friends: JaƋui, renda, Janet, and Kathy.

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June 15, 1930 April 3, 2003 The love of a wonderful mother is something that always lives on, Filling the days with sweet memories long after her presence is gone ... You still feel the warmth of her caring, her wisdom will never depart, For the love of a wonderful mother forever lives on in your heart. Love Debbie and family

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MATYMISH, George George passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2013 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 85. He is survived by: Kay, his loving wife of 60 years; two sons, Joe of Wort Moody, and Jeī ;ZoseŵaryͿ of Surrey; one daughter Joanne of Vernon; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; nephew Michael Matyŵish of Kntario; and ŵany good friends. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at St. Jaŵes Zoŵan atholic hurch at ϳ:00 p.ŵ. Mass of hrisƟan urial will be held at St. Jaŵes on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 10:00 a.ŵ. with Zeverend &ather ale Eorŵandeau, elebrant. /nterŵent will follow in St. Eicholas eŵetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those friends wishing to ŵaŬe ŵeŵorial donaƟons in ŵeŵory of George ŵay do so to St. Jaŵes Parish. Arrangeŵents have been entrusted to: P>ASAET VA>>z FhEZA> HKM ;250Ϳ 542Ͳ4333 ondolences ŵay be oīered at ƉůĞĂƐĂŶƚǀĂůůĞLJĬ͘ĐŽŵ

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

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Business Opportunities

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OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. for our Kelowna based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or Call Bev: 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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Splatsin Health Services Splatsin Band 5775 Old Vernon Road P.O. Box 460 Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 Phone (250) 838-9538 Fax (250) 838-9548

Farm Workers OKANAGAN Asparagus Farm PICKERS needed, BONUS for whole season, Armstrong 250546-6634

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F/T AND P/T MATURE EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES Required for Supervisory & Cashier positions Wages negotiable based on experience

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Splatsin Health Centre is seeking a Children’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI)) Dental Hygienist to join our dynamic health team. Current dental hygiene registration and licensure in the Province of BC are required. We are looking for leadership, experience and a strong commitment to the improvement of First Nations’ health.

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Employment Automotive LOOKING for 2 Heavy - Duty Mechanics to start asap! Wages vary on experience. Looking for 3rd, 4th year apprentice or journeyman. Can sign off apprentice hours by journeyman. Job is in Fort McMurray. Flights paid! Questions Call 250-819-7187 or

Business Opportunities OWN A COMPUTER WORK FROM ANYWHERE. Two step process. Request online info, review. Set-up phone interview. Serious people Only: Call : 250 558 9231

Heavy Duty Mechanic 1st year apprentice Data Entry Clerk (3 days a week)  Please go to for full job descriptions. Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources – email:

The Rise is looking for dedicated hospitality oriented people to work at The Golf Club in the following seasonal positions: • Beverage Cart • Customer Care • Golf Shop • Greens Keepers

• Stewarding • Line Cook (Food Safe required) • Servers (Food Safe required)

Email resumes to or fax to 250-542-5096. Please indicate desired position.

For a job description and further information please contact Charlene William at 250-838-6496. Please submit your resume with references to: Splatsin First Nation PO Box 460 Enderby BC V0E 1V0 Attention: Charlene William or fax application to 250-838-2131 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 19, 2013 by 4:00 pm

Submit resume in person at Dairy Queen 3110 Smith Drive, Armstrong

Silver Star Ski Resort it looking to fill the following year round positions:

NOTE: Successful applicant will be required to have a security clearance and Child Abuse Registry check.

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Splatsin Health Services Splatsin Band P.O. Box 460 Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 Phone (250) 838-9538 Fax (250) 838-9548

Interim Home Care Nurse – Full Time (35 hours/week) Splatsin Health Services is seeking a Home and Community Care Nurse to join our dynamic health team. CRNBC registration required. We are looking for strong leadership experience in homecare nursing and a strong commitment to the improvement of First Nations health. Term: To be reviewed by December, 2014 For a complete job description, please contact Charlene William at 250-838-6496. Salary dependent on education & experience. Please submit your resume with references to:

LEGAL ASSISTANTS Consider becoming a part of our team at Nixon Wenger Lawyers. We are looŬing for highly moƟvated individuals with strong administraƟve sŬills interested in ũoining our stable and growing Įrm. We have legal administraƟve career opportuniƟes available in each of the following areas: • Wills and Estates • LiƟgaƟon • Corporate / Commercial Successful candidates will be responsible for managing Įles, communicaƟng with clients, organinjing and preparing documents and other duƟes as assigned. Applicants will have a strong client service focus and will be able to worŬ both independently and as part of a team. Proven organinjaƟonal and Ɵme management sŬills are essenƟal while maintaining utmost conĮdenƟality. Kur Įrm oīers compeƟƟve salaries, a group beneĮts pacŬage, an ZZSP program and a posiƟve worŬ environment. Please submit your resumes to by Friday April 12th at 4:00pm.

Splatsin First Nation PO Box 460 Enderby BC V0E 1V0 Attention: Charlene William or fax application to 250-838-2131

We thanŬ all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideraƟon will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Lake Country Truss is accepting resumes for a Truss Assembler. Experience preferred. Drop off resume in person from 8am to 2pm at #60 Udy Place in the Spallumcheen Industrial Park.

RESIDENTIAL & JANITORIAL CLEANERS needed, must have drivers licence & criminal record check. Reply to Box # 12, c/o The Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave. Vernon, BC V1T 1P5 RV Resort in the Enderby area requires a healthy, mature couple to be “ Campground Managers”. These are year round positions and come with a salary package that includes $40,000 yearly salary for the couple and full use of a fully modern onsite 3bdrm house with all utils incl’d. Email resume to: Universal Packaging is looking for Production Line Workers. Must be able to work shift work and own steel toe boots. Starting rate is $11.50/hr plus incentives and benefits after 9 months of permanent full time employment. Resumes accepted at the front desk at 1810 Kosmina Rd or email Wanted -Production workers evening and night shift and weekend, shifts physically demanding job. $10.25 to start. Please bring Resume to 440725th ave.

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


for highly motivated individuals with exceptional retail experience. If you have previous experience in a retail environment and are interested in an opportunity for career growth with competitive wages and a medical and dental benefit plan. Must be willing to work weekends. Please submit current resume to: 3325 - 31st Ave Vernon, B.C. V1T 2H5

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AUTOMOTIVE FINISHER Full-time, competitive salary and benefits package, able to work as a team player in a fast-paced and busy shop. Apply in person to

John Kosmino 4407 27th Street, Vernon or email resumes to:

Kindale Developmental Association

Colonial Farms is accepting resumes for full time & casual workers. Please drop resumes off at 3830 Okanagan St, Armstrong between 9am-2pm

Busy Vernon restaurant in the Village Green Hotel,

The 27 Street Grille,

requires a server with 2 or more years’ experience; will consider training exceptional candidates. · Must have food safe · Must have serving it right · Must be able to work evenings, split shifts, and weekends · Must have a solid resume with references This is a Union position and offers better than average remuneration and benefits after a qualifying period. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE WANTED:



We are currently recruiting people to provide respite services, either in their home or in someone else’s home in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Lumby & Lavington. If you or someone you know wants to apply to become a respite provider, they can call the Kindale office at 250-546-3005 and ask to speak to a home share coordinator.

What is a Respite Provider?

A Respite Provider is a person who wishes to provide respite supports to individuals with a developmental disability, including FASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Respite supports may be provided in the caregiver’s home, the home of the respite provider, and/or in the community. You may be asked to provide respite for 1-2 hrs, a weekend, or even longer. The choice of respite provider is the decision of the caregiver and they are responsible to ensure that the respite arrangements and environment are safe and appropriate for the individual receiving care. Terms and conditions of service and payment are negotiated between the caregiver and the respite provider. A written contract is not required, but is recommended.

Requires a front-line location Manager

Canadian Tire Vernon, is looking for experienced staff to run our Warranty and returns Customer Service desk. Experience on a returns desk is an asset. Experience on computerized cash system is required. Canadian Tire offers competitive wages, Profit Sharing, flexible hours and a great family work environment. Please bring your resume in person to Lee Nowlin, Manager at the Customer Service desk. 4510-27 St, Vernon • th

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Share your home and/or your time providing support to adults with disabilities in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Lumby & Lavington. Home assessments and/or training will be provided. Send Expression of Interest letter to: Attention: Home Share Coordinator Kindale Developmental Association P.O. Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Fax: 250-546-3053 Email:


You will be a mature, self-starting individual, with a positive attitude, the ability to complete objectives with-in broad management directives and minimal on-site supervision. You are friendly, outgoing, have a “can do” attitude.

Previous experience in managing a Self Storage Facility is an asset, but not a pre-requisite. A minimum 2-3 years of management experience in a sales and customer focused environment is a requirement. Salary negotiable based on experience, relocation assistance to the successful candidate may be available. Please respond by email with a covering letter, your resume and salary expectations to: . Closing Date: April 7, 2013 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Driver wanted for the Okanagan Recycling Truck. Full time work. 250-546-0494 Farm Worker. Thinning, picking, pruning, $10.25/hr. up to 55/hrs/week, July 1 - Oct 31. Contact Rajan Bagha, 3606 15th Avenue Vernon, BC (250)938-0738 Full time Building Operator required for Vernon Square Mall. You will have proven experience in general maintenance and repairs. Comfortable working outdoors on a regular basis and performing tasks that requires heavy lifting. Must have knowledge of HVAC and electrical systems and previous experience in landscaping and irrigation maintenance. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and understand theimportance of teamwork. Flexibility in regards to work availability is a must.Qualified candidates are invited to mail or fax a resume to:Property Manager, Vernon SquareRioCan Management (BC) Inc.#200 - 1640 Leckie RoadKelowna, BC V1X 7C6Fax: 250-861-5668


Full-time, year round, located in Vernon, BC

• Manage & execute all daily tasks relating to a large, modern self-storage facility • Manage the customer service process • Maintain high sales performance, marketing and promotion • Leadership and training of staff • Execute all administrative and operational procedures

Cook/Front Counter Staff at busy Asian Take-out. LMO accredited. Rice Box, Vernon


QUALITY Manager wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing Road, Lake Country, BC. Permanent Position. Must have a minimum of 4 years post-secondary education. Successful candidates must have in depth knowledge of cherries and cherry grading, Global Gap requirements, as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a cherry sorting room, including quality control and phytosanitary systems. Must have a minimum of 3 seasons experience managing optical cherry sizing equipment. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from mid July through to Sept., 5 days a week, 8-10 hours a day off harvest. Work includes but is not limited to developing and maintaining food quality systems, managing 100+ sorting and box filling workers while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring quality from the field. Pay range $28-$40/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at Required Experienced Cooks, Pizza/Pasta experience preferred. Must have food safe. Also Hiring Servers. All applicants min 3yrs experience. Drop resume between 2-4pm at 3127 30th Ave Billy D’s, attention Kim.


CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT Required immediately for full service general dental practice. Perio, implant, oral surgery, all aspects of family dental treatment. Ortho module beneficial. Personal delivery of resume preferred. 513 Mill Ave., Enderby, BC, V0E 1V0 Ph: 250-838-6675 Email:

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOK required at a Vernon seniors’ residence. Minimum 3-years experience. Dayshift. Permanent full-time 40-hour week. Wages commensurate with experience. Personable and outgoing personality with good computer skills. Foodsafe certified. Mail resume and references to Jeff Tenbrooke, PO Box 22016, Vernon, BC V1T 2E0.

Medical/Dental DR. Ian J. Leitch is excited to be expanding his dental practice. In May 2013 we are in need of a F/T dental hygienist F/T certified dental ass’t and F/T experienced dental receptionist. If you are a positive, hard-working individual committed to excellence, please hand deliver your resume to Maureen Mon-Thurs 8 am to 5 pm at 302-1500 Hardy St. Kelowna B.C. Out of town applicants please email Fast Paced Surgical Specialist office looking for regular P/T MOA. Experience Necessity, EMR an Asset. Please send resume to

Professional/ Management EXCELLENT Controller Career Opportunity for a CA, CGA or CMA: This is your chance to join a unique, highly growth oriented company in the short-term lending industry. In business since 1998, the company has its head offices in Kamloops and has operations across Western Canada. The company has been experiencing a steep growth trajectory and is looking to bolster its management team to continue to support this growth. Ideal candidate is a CA, CGA or CMA with a minimum of two years of experience in industry, and five years in accounting in general. Experience with multi-location operations and with QuickBooks will definitely be beneficial. Please email your resume and cover letter to Deadline for applications is April 4, 2013.

Retail WINE SHOP HOST needed for weekends including long weekends. It is an asset to have an education or knowledge in the wine industry. Good communication skills are necessary, starting the first weekend in May for the winefestival. Please email resume to

Trades, Technical CONSTRUCTION LABOURERS needed for concrete forming in Kamloops. Good wages. Send resume to: or fax to 604-864-2796.

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Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 A1. DUMP RUNS, Yard cleanup, weed whacking, de-thatching. Paul @ 250-550-4256


Counselling Counselling available for police and military personnel and those with chronic illness or disabilities. Reasonable rates or text message 250-488-5084

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Cut your debts in half & payback in half the time. Avoid bankruptcy! For a free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. BBB rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited.

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Fitness/Exercise VERNON JAZZERCISE Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective, 60-minute, total body workout. All ages, fitness levels and sizes are welcome. First class is always FREE. Classes run as low as $4 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 10 am at the Vernon Family Church 3805 25th Avenue (250)921-4667 or

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

Pets & Livestock


BOOSHAY’S TRAINING ACADEMY Novice obedience classes, all age & breeds welcome. New class June 6th. Enroll now, class fills fast. (250)558-5322

(1) 250-899-3163

TRACK FOREMAN Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC (KFR), an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, operates over 160 miles of former Burlington Northern Santa Fe trackage in Northeastern Washington State and Southeastern British Columbia. KFR operates from the BNSF interchange at Chewelah, Washington to Columbia Gardens, British Columbia. A second line operates from Kettle Falls, Washington to Grand Forks, British Columbia. KFR is looking for a Track Foreman to assist with the Canadian operations. Track Foreman: Installs and repairs railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using spike pullers, spike drivers, removes old spikes, drives new spikes, performs related inspection and maintenance to railroad track on specified territory of railroad. This is accomplished by performing the following duties. Additional details at Send resume to or fax 866-448-9259.

Painting & Decorating 3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

Rubbish Removal PRO JUNK REMOVAL We haul it all. Call anytime. 250-766-3835


Art Objects Classic ‘80s Framed prints Peticov, Whitesides etc. $110 each or 10 for $1000. Call Ian 250-503-6009, leave mess.

Building Supplies

Feed & Hay

Cedar 1x6 Fence Boards. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC. 1-800960-3388

Shavings or sawdust 150 yard loads.Cedar or Fir.Bark mulch. Delivered. 1 (250)8386630

Moving & Storage

Merchandise for Sale

Pets & Livestock 1st Cut alfalfa grass, 2nd cut grass. No rain. Shed stored. $3/ 65lb bales. 250-307-8633 Excellent 2nd & 3rd crop, grass hay, nutrient analysis avail. 250-546-6158. Hay for sale, barn stored, 1st crop, $4.00 bale, 70 lb bales. 250-546-3371 250-309-5910.

Fir bark mulch. $25 yard. Old manure $25 yard. We deliver. 250-804-6720 LOCALLY Grown Pyramid & Emerald Hedging Cedars,Cedars 6’to7’ $20. Also other trees, Junipers & Shrubs. 250542-6004



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

Pure Bred Black Angus Polled Cow/Calf pairs. 5-10yrs of age. 21 Pairs at $2000 each. 6 Cows to Calf at $1500 each. (250)675-2528

Painting & Decorating


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

Farm Equipment CHERRY HYDRO cooler, 2 compressors, 7.5hp & 5hp, stainless steel tank, 40-50 boxes/hr, good condition, $40,000 obo. (250)498-9696.

Fruit & Vegetables BLACK CURRANT PLANTS for sale, European variety, fungi free. 250-542-1032


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 SCRAP PAPPY 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 High quality 2person infrared Sunlight sauna. Made with Canadian basswood - low off gassing. Little used. $2500 obo. Call 1-250-547-2488. Stair lifts, platform stair lifts, vertical platform lifts. Shoprider Scooters & Power chairs, new & used. Kel: 250-7647757, Vernon 250-542-3745. Toll Free 1-888-542-3745

Black Recliner Chair with Ottoman $125.; 2 Love Seats $200.ea (250)542-6845 IKEA White Dining Table w/5 chairs $325; Swedish king size bed frame$130. 250-542-6845

Misc. for Sale

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

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ (1)(250)870-2562

BUDGET PAINTING, Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, Summer Special 25% Off, Excellent References, Fully Insured, 100% Customer Satisfaction, Senior Discounts,Free Estimates, 1(250)571-9722

Industrial Metal Lathe & Drill Press. 1(250)546-6114

24” Stove, Black glass top in excellent condition. $300.obo (250)545-8571






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250-260-0110 Landscaping

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Monday to Friday 8 - 6 PM Saturdays 8 - 5 PM Sundays 10 - 2PM

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. HOME PHONE reconnect. Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: 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 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or see us online at: WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Stop Paying for Storage Start Investing in Storage. Purchase as much space as you need for Home, Auto, RV, Boat, Work, etc. Call Victor @ 250-558-8791 TOP DOLLAR PAID Removal, Scrap Cars & Metals, large or small, Farm & Industrial Equipment, & Complete Property Reclamation. Used Tire Sale (250)540-4815 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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Misc. Wanted COINS, Private Collector wanting to buy coins, tokens, medals. Canadian, US, Specialty Foreign. Collections, rolls, older bank bags of coins, special coins from safety deposit box, sets ect. Call Todd: 1-250-864-3521 Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Quarters. I will pay $1 each for older 25¢. Loose, rolls, bags, ect. I will consider other coins as well. 1-778-932-2316 WANTED: Chipper Shredder 5-8 hp. (250)212-5625 WANTED used 16’ Aluminum Flat Bottom wide beam Canoe. Square back preferred or Coleman same Style. (250)547-2233

Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.


Saturday, April 6th • 8:30 am

Consignments wanted & accepted until 3 pm Friday, April 5th FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT


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


VERNON COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE 2704A Hwy 6, at Polson Park. Friday, April 5 10am-3pm. Clearing out office & art supplies!


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SAT. & SUN., APR. 6 & 7 8am - 1pm 7919 Graystone Drive

(off Stoneridge) Freezer, furniture, housewares, sports equipment galore includes golf, snowboarding, skiing, home decor, kitchen & housewares, tools, pool toys. Lots to see, too much to list!

5 Dentist Chairs All in Great Condition, 5 Dentistry Cabinets With Accessories.







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

Heavy Duty Machinery

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FURNITURE, APPLIANCES, ELECTRONICS & MISCELLANEOUS: Modern Light Coloured Sofa, Nic-Nac Display Cabinet, Recliners, Coffee & Sofa Table, Grandfather Clock, Large Dresser With Marble Like Top, Table Lamps, Love Seats, Antique China Cabinet, Queen & Single Beds, Hide-a-Bed, Maple Desk & Chair, Dinette Table & 4 Chairs, Pr Crib Mattress Size Beds, Crib, Office Desks & Chairs, File Cabinets, Wicker Shelf Units, 60’s Dinette Table & Chairs, Electric Bed, Mirrors, Upright Freezers, Frontload Dryer, Air Conditioners & Coolers, Bar Fridges, Water Softener, TV’s, Stereo’s, Electric Fireplace, Aquarium, Large Showcase, Shelf Units, Walker, I-Pods, Collector Cards & Much More. 12’ Aluminum Boat, 2hp Honda Outboard, Windsurf Board with Sail & Accessories, Wake Board, Wicker Patio Furniture.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: 10” Band Saw, Table Saw, Scroll Saw, Stihl Chainsaw, Compressor Head, Shop Vacuums, Receiver Hitch, Transmission Jack, Tool Boxes, Electric & Air Hand Tools, Ceiling Shop Heaters, Jackall Jack. Garden Tools, Electric Box, Router Bits, Car Ramps, 4 Gas Lawnmowers, Push Mower, 24’ Aluminum Extension Ladder, Garden Planters, Seeders, Smoker, Binoculars, Range Finder, Fishing Rods, Wet Suits, Ped Sink, BBQ, Golf Clubs, Bike Rack, Life Jackets, Table Boxes, Kids Bikes, Electric Treadmill & Exercise Equipment, Plus Much More.

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Burk’s Renovations 30 Years a Carpenter Also skilled in • Drywall • Painting • Flooring • Tiling • Decks • Cabinets Need Help? Please Call...

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renovations & additions

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Summer is almost here! Time to get your deck or patio DONE!

Top Quality Vinyl Decking Many Wood and Composite Options Custom Railings and Stairs E N T E R P R I S E S Superbly Finished Concrete Patios


1044 Middleton Way, Vernon


• New Construction or Renovations • Installations • Milgard Vinyl, Fiberglass & Aluminum Windows • Interior & Exterior Doors • Free estimates

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Spring Clean-up Special Spring Clean-­up  Special Spring  Clean-­up  Special Power Sweeping Power  Sweeping

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Cleaning Services

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Glendale Roofing & Renovations Seniors Discount Free Estimates Emergency Repairs

We guarantee our workmanship at an affordable price. Book now!

Cliff Battensby 250-308-1193


booking now for spring!!! Residential & Commercial

Cleanups, power raking, aeration, pruning, shrub & hedge trimming, mowing, maintenanCe programs

Call Matt 250-306-9896






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• SPRING CLEANUP • Leaf Removal • Mowing • Aeration • Nutrient Management • Weeding • Pruning • Shrub & Hedge Shaping

Call Jake BUS. CELL. 250-351-5478

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walls, Patios, Decks, Tom 250-308-8778 sidewalks & steps



Serving Vernon & Area for 23 years! Driveways, Retaining

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window CLEANING cleaning WINDOW eavestroughs EAVESTROUGHS Pressure WASHING washing PRESSURE (250) 308-0689 FREE Free ESTIMATES estiMates

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Driveways, Retaining Electrical Services walls, Patios, Decks, Jason Kimpinski, Sidewalks &Vernon stepsBC 250-306-9086 FOR A FREE ESTIMATE 250-545-6251 Contractor Reg# LEL0200506 24/7 • In Vernon since 1973

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

308-9783 549-5140


Real Estate For Sale By Owner ******* View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576

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 RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

1903 31A Street ■ 1 & 2 Bedroom From $625 to $725 ■ Adult ■ N/P ■ N/S ■ Balcony ■ Coin Laundry ■ Covered Parking ■ Close to Hospital MOVE IN INCENTIVES


Ph: 307-0387

PTP Business Services


For Sale: 21spd bicycle with helmet, brand new, only used 3 or 4 times, $75. Phone Bob at 250-545-1837

25 + years Experience

- Personal & small business tax returns - Reasonable prices office/home - Pickup & delivery your oĸ

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Sporting Goods

Stucco, Re-stucco & Repairs



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Specializing in Small Businesses


Apt/Condo for Rent


VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon


45+ Building 2 Bedroom From $745 MOVE IN INCENTIVES FOR SENIORS • NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator



1 & 2 Bedroom From $725 to $825 +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator, Cable inc. MOVE IN INCENTIVES AVAILABLE. For more information, please call


Darren Chinchilla 250-309-1742 Bachelor suite, shared washrooms, some furnished with TV. $500 including utilities & cable TV. $50 Safeway food coupon given at start of tenancy. 1bdrm apt. Clean & bright, in quiet well managed adult building, bus route, heat, h/w, cable, locker/prkg. n/s n/p $650. 250-550-4069

LAKEVIEW PLACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, A/C, DW, nice view, private location, on-site laundry. $750/mo. Sorry, NS, small pet okay. WILLOW BROOK 1 bdrm, F/S, A/C, on-site laundry, on bus route, close to grocery, summertime swimming pool, covered parking. $575/mo. Sorry NS, NP.

250-542-5580 Newly decorated 2 bedroom apartment close to downtown. Updated kitchen, bathroom, flooring, open concept, small patio. Corner unit that offers privacy. This is a main floor unit with extremely easy access. Available Immediately. $800.00/mo.

Leave Message at 250-938-0049

MUST SEE! Clean, cozy, comfortable, 720 sq. ft. freshly painted and carpeted apartment located in a park-like setting. Close to downtown and all amenities. $610. 250-542-5498

1 bedroom suite (inside warehouse) $750/month, beside Creekside Vet. Call Holly

250-549-4467 ARLINGTON, EMBERS & CENTURY MANOR 1 & 2 bdrm; Seniors, close to Schubert; N/S; N/P, clean and well maintained. Call: 250-275-8066

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All suites include heat, hydro and hot water, F/S, W/D, AC and DW. Available April 1st. On-site Resident Manager.

Apt/Condo for Rent Columbia Apartments Available Apr. 1st

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

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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

2 bed, 1 bath, level entry. Adult building. Clean, great shape. N/P, N/S. $755 + util. Super single senior rate $695. Avail. Immed. Drive by, peek into #1, 1900 46th Avenue Ph: 250-558-8762 THE PLACE to Live in Vernon

URBAN POINTE 1 and 2 Bedroom Modern Suites starting at $730.00 Central location New appliances, Elevator On-Site Resident Manager Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing See what we have to offer! Incentives with 12 month lease

Call 250-307-5522

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:


A New Tradition of Quality Living

1-bdrm apartment, close to business, Kal beach & bus stops. Cable & Gas included, a/c, no-pets, no-smoking, good References a must. Avail April 1, Suits 55+ Long-term rentals. $530. 250-542-2060 Lv msg 1bdrm apt. near Hospital, laundry, heat, water, F/S, parking incl. NS, Pets neg, Ref’s req. (250)542-7982 1bdrm, East Hill, Lakeview Manor, hardwood floors, n/p, n/s, on-site laundry. Avail April 1st. 250-260-5870. 2BDRM, 1bath, condo, Middleton, $750/mo. Avail Immed. 250-275-3223. 2bdrm - Downtown near Schubert Centre, bright and clean, F/S, Heat & Hot Water incl. $675-$725/mo Call 250308-8500

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Apt/Condo for Rent

2-bdrm Royal Anne, opposite Schubert. Elevator. Small pet okay. Seniors, NS. includes heat. 778-475-3047 Vernon.

Rickford Manor 1 bdrm suites avaliable to mature renters starting from 600.00/month non smoking building close to downtown scooter parking. 250-549-5254

City View Garden Apart., large garden area, rent from $600., laminate floors & designer finishes avail., Some pets ok. 250-307-0937 Enderby apt, 2 bdrm,new floors & paint, a/c, quiet main floor, 250-308-9299. Furn accommodation near Desert Cove, rural. Views of OK lake. Incl bedding/dishes etc. N/P, N/S. Quiet tenants. $400/wk. 250-545-2242 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 $575.&up 250-307-0937 LARGE 2bdrm apt. $750/mo. +hydro, NO PETS, Avail Now. 250-869-9788

Willow Manor, reno’d suites. Seniors welcome! Walk to shops $625&up 250-549-9177

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250-309-1742 • 53 bedroom bedroomwell sidekept of duplex, home in Lavington. Large fenced yard, fenced yard, family area, 2½ bath, 5 newer appliances, work space downstairs, large garage, gas fireplace, $885. spacious, no pets. $1,400. • 3 bedroom bedroomside larger lower suite of duplex, fenced yard, family work of home. 2 pc batharea, (shower, space downstairs, $885. no tub), yard, street parking. • Pets 3 bedroom largerincl lower suite OK. $895 utilities. of home. 2 pc bath (shower, no tub), yard, street parking. Pets OK. $895 incl utilities. • Huge 5 acre property close to town with huge home • (dated), Huge 5 acre property 2½ close to 5 bedroom, bath, town with huge home (dated), shop, shed, $1800. 5 bedroom, 2½ bath, shop, $1800.large suite in • shed, 2 bedroom • Foothills. 2 bedroomNewer large suite in 5 home, Foothills. Newer home,patio, 5 appliances, covered appliances, covered patio, beautiful views, 2 full baths, beautiful views, 2 full baths, great finishing,large largestorage. storage. great finishing, No pets. pets.$1100 $1100incl inclutilities. utilities. 2bdrm 1bath, Lower East Hill, large back yard, N/S, N/P. Shared w/d. $1100 utils incl. 250-260-8290 3bdrm 3lvl TH in quiet family oriented building, $925. Near DT Avail now. 250-558-6901 6497 Bella Vista Rd, w/lakeview, 3bdrm, 1 1/2 bath,w/d, n/s, n/p, avail May 15, R/R. $1130 + gas, 778-475-4702 after 6pm or 250-545-4685. AVAIL May 1, 3-bdrm, 2bath, f.s., w.d., new paint, large deck, treed lot, propane heat, 13kms South on Westside Rd. references/long term $850/mo. 250-549-1848, 250-550-0227 Large country lower, on 3 acres, between Hillview & V.S.S.schools. 2 bdrm, f/p, d/w, covered patio, carport, very large yard. 1 year lease. $1150 pm all util & appl incl. Avail immed. 250-503-4959.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Rona Brown, deceased, late of Vernon, British Columbia who passed away November 23, 2012 are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act to send particulars of their claims to Lloyd Brown, 5943 Highway 6, Vernon, BC, V1B 3C8 before April 26, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which it has notice.

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RV Pads LARGE Seasonal RV lot for rent at Shuswap Falls RV Resort Seasonal rate $ 2,700 from April 15th to Oct 15th, 2013. Price includes Water, Sewer, Power, Fire Pit, Picnic Table, Clean Shale Pad and Driveway. For more info or see my ad at BC Vacation rentals. Call Dave 403-703-9066 or reply via Lot is also available to purchase

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Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250549-0644 Room for rent + full run of the house. Internet, cable & utils all incl. $450. Avail now! 250540-2232, 250-308-6404

Suites, Upper 1bdrm Downtown, N/P, N/S, W/D, cable, Wi-Fi & util.incl. $750/mo (250)260-3196 2-bdrm legal upper suite, $950, Incl. Sat & Water, n/s May 1, Brian @ 250-306-0778 2bdrm, newly reno’d., 5 appl., n/s, fenced yard, suits mature adult, absolutely No smoking, avail. now, $750.+util Ref’s Req. 250-549-1868



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1995 Citation Supreme 26’-RL 5th Wheel, Loaded, lrg f/s, microwave. Bathroom & shower separate. Exc cond. $12,000. obo. 250-542-2838 2000 8’ APHIL CAMPER. Used very little, sleeps 5, 3 way fridge, furnace, seperate bathroom with flush toilet, three burner stove with exhaust fan. Lots of storage. Excellent condition. $6500. OBO. 250-549-1489 or 250-3087671. 28ft. 1989 Ford 350 Jamboree Rallye. 89,074.6 miles, Coleman roof air & heater - dash air, shower, 4 burner stove with oven. Sleeps 6. Asking $9,750 OBO. 250-765-4387 Thinking About Selling Your RV, Car or Truck? Tesko Auto Sales Park & Sell Program. 250-938-1258

Sport Utility Vehicle 88 Cherokee 2-dr 4L, 5spd, $1100; 87 Blazer 4-dr, 120K $2800. (250)542-7286

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Public caution urged with outdoor burning Morning Star Staff

The Kamloops Fire Centre is asking the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning activities this spring. As the snow melts, dried grass from last summer is uncovered and that material can be highly flammable. Almost all wildfires at this time of the year are caused by people and are preventable. “Homeowners and industry personnel are encouraged to consult the B.C. FireSmart manual,” said Michaela Swan, fire information officer. Among the precautions you can take are: n Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping. n Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. n Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material. n If you are planning a large burn, consider conducting smaller burns around the perimeter beforehand to create a fuel break and help stop the fire from spreading beyond its intended size. Each of these fires should be kept small and must be completely extinguished before starting a new fire. n Never leave a fire unattended and make sure that your fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before you leave the area. If you are planning to do any large-scale industrial burning or conduct a grass burn over 0.2 hectares, you must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1-888-797-1717. Venting conditions should always be checked before conducting an open burn.

“If conditions are rated poor or Fair, open burning is restricted,” said Swan. “The venting index

can be found at: http:// readings/ventilationindex.html.” Anyone found in

contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to

$100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject

to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. To view the B.C.

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Yes, you can transfer or “Switch” your mortgage to another Lender to take advantage of another low rate offer or better Mortgage Terms. A Switch is usually done at renewal time and as long as you are not making any changes to the amortization, amount or the loan to value it is very easily done. (The good news is that if you had a mortgage that was insured with CMHC or Genworth, you are protected for the lifetime of the mortgage and keep the actual longer term amortization). Straight transfers are usually without any charges or fees to you, unless your current lender has a fee or there is an early payout penalty when not at the renewal date. There are lots of lenders offering mortgages at the lowest rates in history, now is the time to take advantage of them! Call us to get started on your Switch today. Note: Some mortgages are not transferable due to the type of mortgage you have, if this is the case it would be a refinance, and the cost of the legal can you usually be added into the mortgage amount if a reasonable amount. AOC /E&O accepted.

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Now that spring is here, are there any suggestions as to what I can do for maintenance on the exterior of my home?

There is always the obvious spring clean up, washing your siding can get the exterior of your home looking fresh again. Cleaning all the winter debris off your roof is another. Whenever you consider pressure washing your house &/ or your roof you should always hire a professional who has experience in that type of cleaning; for someone who does not know what they are doing, it is very easy to damage your home or your roof with a pressure washer. Extreme care must be taken, & some types of roofs should not be pressure washed. Asphalt type roofs should not be pressure washed as it will remove the protective granular coating & your roof will then become damaged from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is a good idea to have torn or damaged gutters fixed right away as rain water running behind the gutters can damage the fascia boards & even find its way into the roof framing system. Water is one of the #1 enemies of a home & it should always be controlled so that it does not damage your home. A small amount of time & money invested now will save you thousands of dollars later if you did nothing. Remember the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”

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Will wearing a hearing aid make my hearing decline faster?

Hearing aids are designed to only function within a safe volume range. Today’s technology uses computer chips to process sounds and amplify soft and loud sounds differently. In normal listening environments, wearing a hearing aid shouldn’t contribute to further hearing loss. However, you should always protect your hearing around noise, whether you wear hearing aids or not.

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One of the most powerful benefits of hypnotherapy is that it helps you change your current life situation or your daily habits and motivates you to achieve your goals. Through this positive coaching and therapeutic technique you can: • • • • • • •

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Remedy’s Rx is the newest pharmacy in Vernon. The 3200 ft2 pharmacy is located at the intersection of Hwy 97 & 25 Ave in the brand new Sterling Centre Medical Building. Remedy’s Rx is independently owned & operated by Curtis Omelchuk & Kristi Wareham. The pharmacy is part of the Remedy’s Rx banner group - this enhances buying power & lower costs for our customers. When you visit Remedy’s Rx, you are not dealing with a corporate giant. Staff are front & center, waiting to assist in any possible way. Remedy’s Rx is a full service pharmacy that offers flu shots & other vaccinations, free prescription deliver, a professional design that allows privacy & proper consultation, free medication advice & full medication assessments & reviews. Remedy’s Rx is also a full compounding pharmacy. Bio-Identical hormones, pain gels & creams and pet medications are just a small example of what can be compounded. The front store, managed by long-time Vernon resident Randy Semph, offers a full line of items including pain medications, cough & cold products, vitamins & minerals, wound care & personal items among many other areas. Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy. We’re here to help!

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As we hear again & again, cardio & strength training are both important for fitness. In addition, there are a few other elements that are also key. Eating foods that are right for you is hugely important. Sleep is also right up there as it helps in so many ways. Lastly, but just as critically, you need to take care of your brain (ie minimize stress if possible). There is a movement that finally recognizes the whole body rather than all its different elements. If you are looking for success, find someone who will support you in all these areas! To give you that motivation, your personal trainer will help you reach your goals!

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The snow has melted and I know allergy season is coming. Every year I get congested, my nose is running and I have runny and itchy eyes. Is there anything that I can do to treat my seasonal allergies naturally?

Yes, there are many natural health products that can help to decrease your allergic and inflammatory response to the pollen, mold and pets. Vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoids can stabilize the capillaries and help to minimize the swelling and inflammation in the mucous membranes of the nose. Quercetin is an example of a particularly potent bioflavonoid that helps to prevent the release of histamine. This can reduce the allergic symptoms and the amount of anti-histamines you need to take. There are homeopathic medicines available from Naturopathic Physicians and homeopaths that can help with symptom relief and can be taken orally or in the form of nasal sprays. You can be desensitized with drops under the tongue called sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) which can be taken daily throughout the year or used before allergy season to reduce symptoms. This type of therapy does require a skin test to determine which pollen type(s) you are reacting to.

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