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Military makes no waves in UXO removal ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff
The almost 70-year-old unexploded ordnance (UXO) found by a citizen in Kal Lake Monday was safely exploded Friday by professionals. A 12-man team from Canadian Fleet Pacific out of Esquimalt, including a five-man dive team, five-man sonar sweep squad and two support crew, found what Lt.(N) Mike St. Pierre described as a, “typical Commonwealth Second World War mortar,” Friday morning in 12 feet of water about 100feet off-shore from Cosens Bay, then disposed of the ordnance. “It was a live mortar and you never want to play with any ordnance,” said St. Pierre to a group of media gathered at the Kekuli Bay boat launch Friday afternoon. “It was about six inches long and the diameter of about a baseball with fins on it. We transported it to the military base (army camp), placed explosives on it and we blew it up. That’s the safest way of getting rid of it and ensuring it’s out of harm’s way.” Leading Seaman Marcel Croteau was the diver who safely guided the ordnance out of the water. He went down and did a standard search procedure called a circle search. However, said Croteau, it was after the search that he spotted the mortar. “I just caught it with my eye after I was finished,” said Croteau. “It’s quite small and hard to see with the naked eye.” Without touching the shell, Croteau tied a line around it, surfaced and got out of the water to be safe. From a remote location, the shell was pulled slowly from the sand. Once Croteau confirmed it was out of the lake bottom, the crew carefully took it to the army camp for disposal. In all, it took about eight man hours from start to finish to find the ordnance. Military crews were guided by the civilian who found it on Monday, Justin Hildebrand, a
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Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Ostropolski (top right), with Canadian Fleet Pacific, and members of his side scan sonar squad prepare for another sweep of the area near Cosens Bay in Kal Lake Friday for possible unexploded ordinances (UXO). Lt.-(N) Mike St. Pierre (below) explains that a UXO found in Kal Lake by a civilian Monday was live, removed safely from the lake and blown up at the army camp. For a video of the military mission visit www.vernonmorningstar.com. trained diver and a free diver who happened to spot the ordnance doing a dive off of his Sea-Doo at about 2 p.m. Monday. “He found it by breath holding, which is exceptional,” said St. Pierre. “The average member of the public likely wouldn’t have found it. It was like finding a needle in a haystack, especially the amount exposed. He was lucky to find it.” Hildebrand immediately called the RCMP, who got in touch with the military police. They are the ones who called Canadian Fleet Pacific. “He did a great job,” said St. Pierre of Hildebrand. The team was asked to not only find and dispose of the ordnance, but make sure the area was
safe for all boaters and swimmers. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Ostropolski is part of the five-man side scan sonar sweep
crew, who used a lot of remote equipment to look for more shells. “We’ve already cruised around Cosens Bay at about the 15-metre
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(40-foot) mark on either side,” said Ostropolski. “The bay looks like the surrounding hills: a few rocky outcroppings, a few nice sandy bottom spots and a few trees. “We have seen nothing else so far.” Added St. Pierre: “We’re going to check for more because you never know what’s there. It’s a beautiful lake and it’s definitely a safe lake. “We’ve been tasked to not only deal with the UXO but demonstrate to the public that we’re taking active measure to ensure everyone has a great summer.” The crew was going to be checking areas between 15-metres deep and the high water mark of the lake.
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Atoms to Art Lisa VanderVeLde/ Morning star
Camp instructor Hannah Stanley watches as Geoffry Holland, 12, and Junseo Son, seven, work on pointillism pictures in the Okanagan Science Centre Atoms To Art camp Wednesday at the Caetani Cultural Centre. The week-long camp mixes inspiration and experimentation. See page A15 for more photos from the camp.
Good Samaritans splash to the rescue Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff
A potentially catastrophic canoe trip was averted Wednesday evening when three Vancouver Island youth and a Vernon man dove to the rescue of three individuals in distress. The trio of canoeists were out on Kalamalka Lake, near Kal Beach, when their boat capsized. Gary Lefebvre, of Vernon, was visiting with family after playing volleyball at the beach when he heard a faint call for help. “It was about 8 p.m. and the beach was clearing out and my three cousins were still having fun out in the water,” said Lefebvre. “Before I could decide if I had actually heard someone call for help the three boys were quickly swimming out to help the canoeist,” said Lefebvre, who quickly followed suit behind Brennan Lund, 16, Connor Lund, 13, and Ethan Milne, 12 (all visiting from Cobble Hill – Vancouver Island).
“I was amazed at their bravery.” — Gary Lefebvre
“Once we reached the canoe there were three canoeists but only one of them was wearing a lifejacket. None of them were strong swimmers and couldn’t move the canoe.” Lefebvre, who happens to be an aquatic supervisor at the Vernon Recreation Centre and has been a lifeguard for 20 years, helped the boys get the canoeists safely to shore. “It was quite a long haul,” said Brennan, a competitive swimmer who instinctively swam out to help. “They were obviously quite stressed out. “If no one had noticed them out there who knows what could’ve happened.” The canoeists were both relieved and thankful that someone noticed their calls
for help. “At that time of night it could have been a while before anyone noticed them,” said Lefebvre, adding that while 24 C water feels warm it doesn’t take long before it can chill a person. “Hypothermia could set in, they may attempt to swim for shore and not make it, currents could pull out into the lake.” Lefebvre commends the heroic act of the three young boys. “I was amazed at their bravery,” he said. “In my mind those kids are heroes and I think it is a good reminder to everyone to wear their PFD’s.” A new review just completed by the Coroners Service shows that boating is significantly the highest-risk activity for drowning among recreational water users. A total of 37.5 per cent of persons who drowned in recreational cases in the fiveand-a-half years from Jan. 1, 2008 to July 29, 2013, were engaged in some type of boating activity at the time. This included power-
boats, rowboats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats, and also those who were fishing from a boat when things went wrong. The total number of accidental drownings from Jan. 1 to July 29 this year in B.C. is 45, exactly the average of the past five years and a slight decrease from 2012 figures. However, August is historically the month with the highest number of drowning cases, prompting a need for ongoing vigilance.
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The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band will perform in a mini-tattoo Thursday at the Vernon Army Camp’s Dieppe Parade Square at 5:30 p.m., a prelude to next summer’s first Okanagan Tattoo – after this year’s event was cancelled.
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“That (brass band cancellation) pretty well ended our chance of doing the event this year.” — Norm Crerar
on side, the local ethnic dance groups plus RCMP, a 100-voice choir, the Okanagan Tattoo Highland D an c e r s , Rob Dinwoodie, Galina Labun, six pipe bands plus others all ready to go,” said Crerar. “What we needed was a military brass band. The one we thought was on the hook let us know at the end of May that they were standing down
for July and August due to budget cuts. That pretty well ended our chance of doing the event this year.” There will be a mini-tattoo Thursday from 5:30 to 5:50 p.m. at the army camp’s Dieppe Parade Square (west side of Highway 97) which will be held just before the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Camp’s Sunset Ceremony at 6 p.m.
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“We will have members of the Kalamalka Highlanders, the Arran Campbell youth, Shuswap Pipes and Drums and the Kelowna and Penticton pipe bands,” said Crerar. “We will march on, do a bit of formation drills and halt while highland dancers and the Sadok Ukrainian Dancers do a bit of a demo, followed by some BMX bike riders, then by two BX firefighters doing a fire fit challenge. Then we all march off.” More than 40 people attended a townhall style information meeting earlier this year on the Okanagan Tattoo, which has all of its information posted on its website, www. okanagantattoo.ca. The 2014 Okanagan Tattoo is scheduled for Saturday night, Aug. 2, and Sunday morning, Aug. 3, at Kal Tire Place.
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Vancouver firm takes the reins over track plans roger knox Morning Star Staff
The talk about the new sports complex beside Okanagan College rests with a Vancouver firm. Dialog has been named the prime consultant for the project, beating out three other finalists. “Their proposal and the attention to our project best met the criteria in our proposal,” said Keith Pinkosky, parks planner for the Regional District of North Okanagan. The RDNO’s request to borrow $7.5 million for the sports complex, which includes a new running track, was successfully passed in an April referendum. On its website, Dialog describes its company as so: “From education and healthcare to office and residential, our commitment to doing great work, and enjoying the journey that comes along with it, helps create lasting success for all our clients. And in these environments of constant change we design balanced, beautiful responses that are never the same, but always make a difference.” Now that the project manager has been selected, the next step is meeting with stakeholder groups.
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Dialog, a Vancouver-based company, has been named project manager for the new sports complex at Okanagan College. “We’ll confer with some of the users on-site and come up with a firmer timeline for a detailed design process,” said Pinkosky. The overall project manager will be Doug Wournell from Dialog. Project managers were used for the Performing Arts Centre, Kal Tire Place and Vernon’s library.
The expectation is to move dirt in the fall to either pre-load the site or, depending on soil conditions, excavate and build up the sub-structure for the track. The site is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and the terms of the Agricultural Land Commission agreeing to a non-farm use include construction being completed by November 2014.
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Longboarders may face fines
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Longboarders take note: the City of Vernon does not support the use of its streets for longboarding practice or play. In a press release issued Thursday, the city states that its traffic bylaw “prohibits nonvehicular uses, occurring in the right-of-way, that have the potential to create opportunities for unsafe activities or conflict with motorized vehicles to occur.” Those prohibitions include longboards, as well as other methods of transportation such as skateboards, skis, rollerblades, sleighs and snowmobiles that may create conflict with pedestrians or vehicles. Bicycles are not on the list but their use is strictly controlled through the city bylaw and Motor Vehicle Act. Minimum fines are $75. Strata communities in hillside developments should be aware that the city’s traffic bylaw and prohibition on longboarding are not applicable on private roads. “Should they wish to restrict this activity within their developments, they would need to sign the roadway appropriately, notify the longboarders of their requirements, and use the Provincial Trespass Act and the RCMP to enforce their restriction,” states the city’s release. Recently, a series of acci-
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Sanctioned longboarding events within the City of Vernon are fine, but no practise or play is permitted. dents between longboarders and motorized vehicles in the Greater Vancouver area have brought the use of public roadways and conflict between these two user groups to the media forefront. As longboarding attracts more younger riders, the opportunity for accidents to occur also increases. “With Vernon’s hillside development continuing to occur, and as roads with steeper
grades are created, our streets have become more attractive for this new sport,” said the city, which does support the sport of longboarding by allowing the closure of a steep roadway on Middleton Mountain in order to accommodate a well-run, official longboarding race event. Anybody who would like more information can call the city’s bylaw division at 250-5503505.
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The Cam Jammers Car Club is helping the City of Armstrong celebrate its 100th birthday. The Cam Jammers are helping out by organizing a car show Saturday on Pleasant Valley Boulevard. With support from the province, Heritage Canada and the Armstrong 100 Committee, the Cam Jammers will welcome all makes and models of vehicles, as well as tractors, to the show. Registration will be held 10 a.m. to noon and the show will be from noon to 3 p.m. on both sides
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he other night I discovered a ‘mixer tape’ I had made for a reunion of sorts for a bunch of high-school friends at Blue Lake Lodge, oh, a decade or so ago. The reason I know it was Blue Lake Lodge, near Boston Bar where we went river rafting, is not because I have a great memory, I don’t, but rather because I’d written it on the cassette tape I’d made for the occasion. So, just for old times sake I started playing the thing to see what kind of music I had prepared to share with my friends, to be honest I don’t remember if I even played the thing but, hey, it’s the thought that counts. I hit ‘play’ on the old cassette/radio device that now is mostly just used for the radio part, in the kitchen of course, and it promptly stopped. Right, I remembered, you have to flip it over to the other side when that happens. However, soon the lyrics “I remember when rock Glenn Mitchell was young, me and Suzie had so much fun......” began to blast out of both speakers and it brought a smile to my face. “Hey, I know that song,” the youngest son piped up, and it was kind of cool that he knew Crocodile Rock, even if he couldn’t name the title or even guess the artist even when I gave him five or six clues, including the initials EJ, for Elton John, of course. It was getting late at night, and being impatient I fast-forwarded (which is actually painfully slow by today’s standards by the way) to uncover Joe Jackson, ELO, The Knack (guess which song?) and other treasures like The Cars. “Hey, I know those guys, it’s on my iPhone,” said the oldest one to the sounds of My Best Friend’s Girl. Again, he didn’t know the artist but it was, again, kind of neat that he had a song from my youth on his phone. So, this, of course, launched a sermon, lecture, commentary, or even musing if you like, from yours truly on the changes in technology and how things were so different in my day. Gee, I’m getting old. But he did his best to listen as I did my best
to keep it from sounding like a rant and a secret longing for yesteryear. “Do you know how long it would’ve taken me to make this 90-minute tape?” Of course I wasn’t looking for an answer as he stared at me knowing that I would probably keep going before he could even begin to answer a question that in this day of downloading music in a nano-second put him at a distinct disadvantage in even having a clue of what to guess, let alone know. “I would have to get out each album for each song, or maybe two on an album, play the entire length of the song, stop, then get out the next album, play the entire song, stop, and keep going until I filled up the one side, 45 minutes of songs, which is like 12 or 13 songs, and, of course, not screw up by cutting anything off or forgetting to press record and play at the same time or...... “Wow,” he said. Right answer. I had to smile and slow down my rant just a little. “It would take me literally most of the day. But you know what, I loved it. And it was fun and it felt good to share something with friends. Making a good ‘mixer tape’ and giving it to a friend, who hopefully liked it, was considered one of the greatest gifts around. Partly cause it took so long. I still have some I treasure that friends gave me. Of course I have no idea where they are but I treasure them and will stumble across them one day and.....” He cut me off. “You know what, I think music meant more to you guys back in the day,” he suggested. OK. I’ll take that, and thanks. And, I think, it was partly cause we worked harder for it, and spent all our money on it, and the album covers were works of art (sometimes) that helped define our space and time on this planet etc. (which is also why I still have all of them and play them, even though I could download them in a nano-second) and the lyrics meant something and they take me back to when.... But you know what, I feel another rant coming on so I’ll just say thanks for saying that son, and some of today’s music is pretty cool, too, no matter how you get it, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be defending it to your offspring one day. In the meantime, everybody sing “My Sharona, come a little closer.......”
Just about any information a person may hear can seem truer if they hear it often enough. Repetition works wonders. Repetition works wonders. The topic here is dogs and hot weather and here goes the the plea, once again (and it naturally goes double for children, where applicable). The short-form of this message would be to simply suggest dogs be left at home far more often than they are. We’re not formally linked with the SPCA, by the way, just interested in much of what it promotes. The longer form stresses the fact of how fast a vehicle heats up once the air conditioning goes off, how hot pavement can be for the feet of a pooch on a 30C+ day and how there’s no way a panting tongue alone can properly cool an animal sporting a thick fur coat. Sure this is all repeated every summer but, just like drinking-and-driving warnings, it’s well worth repeating if the lives of only one or two pets are spared or made more comfortable. One last thing: If you have your sheepdog or pug in the car with you during this hot weather and you really are only going to leave them for a minute or two, please try to be tolerant if someone takes you to task in a parking lot. It’s because they care. Hopefully they won’t go overboard. Then again, why not avoid any possible conflict and just leave the dog at home near the water dish? Black Press
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Grateful for community support
e live in an amazing community of people that are generous and helpful to those in need. In October of last year – thanks in large part to this community's help – our Hayley – daughter, granddaughter, mother, partner, sister, auntie, and great friend to many – was able to undergo experimental surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona. Since that time Hayley has continued to struggle with a post-op infection on the wound above her right ear, which has required constant vigilance and continued medications. In spite of that, Hayley has noticed some improvement in her days out of bed. This occurred right at the predicted six months after surgery. Over the last 10-12 weeks Hayley has been out of bed more days than she has over the last two years. In no way does this mean a normal life, it just means that we are all so very grateful to see Hayley out of bed, enjoying her life, as well as her daughter Sloan and partner Mike more often. Nobody appreciates it more than that little family, as they wait for the arrival of the latest addiwaGe parity I am all in favour of paying people for what they do but when people like the Vernon firefighters think that they should be paid the same as a Vancouver firefighter that is just ridiculous. Let's take a look! Vancouver has a population of 1,000,000 plus and Vernon 35,000 plus. Vancouver covers an area approximately 10 times the size of Vernon. Vancouver has oil refineries and pumping, grain, shipping, rail lines, chemical factories, major factories, a massive trucking system. Vernon has a few small businesses. Vancouver has more and a greater variety of calls than the Vernon firefighters. Vancouver has a higher cost of living than Vernon. Vancouver firefighters are required to know and operate more and a greater variety of machines than Vernon. Vancouver has skyscrapers 45 stories plus, Vernon has the hospi-
tion – due in mid August. On our last visit to the Mayo Clinic in the spring, the physicians confirmed that Hayley is still the only person in all of North America to have this level of nerve stimulation treatment. What we were really happy to hear is that in Germany this treatment is more common, and they are about to publish a paper stating that if a patient has had some positive response at about the sixmonth point post operatively then they are realizing a marked improvement between 18-36 months after stimulation begins. A day of pain that is 8/10 is something that would put most people in the hospital, or at least in bed. For Hayley those days are an improvement, and while she is grateful for that, it is not enough to consider that a normal life. They wholeheartedly agreed with her, and will continue to strive to improve this for her. We are all keeping our collective fingers crossed that this is the case for Hayley, and we are so very grateful to this community for supporting Hayley and her whole family in this journey. Kathy Goldie, Hayley's mom
tal and maybe eight-storey buildings. Vancouver firefighters do not respond to as many ambulance calls. Vancouver firefighters must contend and know how to interact with a large variety of chemicals. Vernon's only chemicals that I know of are sold on the streets. If our firefighters think they are entitled to this great wage then here's what should be required. They meet all the minimum requirements for recruitment for the Vancouver firefighters. Pass all entrance tests and interviews. Become as proficient as the Vancouver firefighters are on all their equipment and variety of fires. It does not matter if they will use it they say they are worth the money they have to prove it. They also have to keep their proficiency up on this equipment. If they cannot pass or keep up to these standards then they go back to a reasonable salary that corresponds to cities of our size. Garry Haas
water woes Recently The Morning Star published a story of a young woman encouraging citizens to stop watering their lawns. One edition previous to that there was a letter to the editor expressing the idea of diverting water from the Shuswap. These are two ideas on both ends of the spectrum in response to the idea that we have no water in the Okanagan. An idea proudly spread by the Okanagan Basin Water Board, as seen in some of their water wise articles. I would like to address two main concerns. First of all our reservoirs are full. We do have water, and most years our reservoirs overflow for weeks on end as they did this year. (notice that we have not seen any graphs in the paper this year?) Second, according to www. obwb.ca the average Okanagan resident is wasting water by using 675 litres per day per person. If that were true, our five-person household quarterly water bill
would be $567.25. They say that we increase our personal water use in the summer to 1,000 litres per day. If that were true, I can expect a water bill for $830.50 after the next quarter. In actual fact my household in the last quarter used 140 litres per day per person. Can someone from the Okanagan Basin Water Board explain how you come up with your numbers? Joel van der Molen safety issue I would like to invite the drivers, walkers, bikers and everyone else to take time to notice the lack of safety traveling from 43rd street on 24th avenue to 34th street. You may notice that those that are walking are having to walk on the street inside the parked cars on the side of the road as there are no sidewalks nor bike paths. Why? Observe this for yourselves and then please help me ask the city of Vernon what they are going to do about it. it is a highly populated area with lots of pedes-
trians, please fix it before someone else gets hurt. Gail pifer
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Pumpkin Festival set to launch the entry other than the launch must be people-powered. Trials will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, between noon and 1:30 p.m. Launching begins at 2 p.m. at the IPE fairgrounds behind the horticulture building. Pumpkins will be provided – five for trial run and five for the contest. Prizes for closest to the target, distance
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Five-year-old Chelsea Kazimer proudly displays her trimmed locks next to hair stylist Taya Springinotic at Seasons Salon and Spa.
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The spirit of giving is catching on among North Okanagan youth, who are inspiring each other to make a difference. At just five-yearsold Chelsea Kazimer recently chopped her locks to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society. Her inspiration to do so came from a newspaper article about another girl who has repeat-
edly donated her hair. “A couple years ago I read her a story from (The Morning Star) of how a local girl had her long hair cut off and donated to the Canadian Cancer Society,” said dad Jason Kazimer. “I explained to her how that girl, Courtney Graves, had done that before and why she was doing it again and what it meant to people stricken with cancer.” Graves, now a teen-
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to anyone who has a board and wants to do a ‘social A increasingly popular event in Vernon is going race’. For the spectators, the competitive paddlers will showcase their skills on a buoy-riddled short national. The Kalamalka Classic Standup Paddleboard course called WikiHolo (fast ride in Hawaiian) where Festival, marking its fourth year Aug. 31 and Sept. they have to do a short beach run to complete each lap. The kids get into the action with 1, is recognized as the first ever Canadian their own race dubbed KeikiHolo – a Championship for its Kalamalka Crossing short course in and around the Kal on the Sunday. dock with the emphasis on fun. “When we developed the format for The afternoon events are sponthe Classic, it was to reach out to our sored by Naish who will supply a fleet community and provide a recreational of inflatable race boards for everyone competition with the emphasis on fun to use for a pair of fun events. for everyone,” said Kevin O’Brien, race One of the most popular events director. will be the mixed team relay – reams “It’s a chance to connect with paddlers of four or teams of two (adult and from around the country for a fun day at the beach without all the travel – and that’s — Kevin O’Brien kid) will form right on the beach and compete head-to-head with each other pretty unique.” Saturday’s events are spectator friendly with short for prizes and good times. There is also a corporate courses and relays for kids and adults of all skill lev- team relay division so get your co-workers together els. Sunday’s Kalamalka Crossing is a 10-mile trek and go for it. Proceeds from the event go to support SPrKL, across the length of the lake (starting in Oyama), where everyone can compete to earn a Canadian Society for the Protection of Kalamalka Lake. Their efforts help preserve the health of Vernon’s drinking ranking (or just do it for the fun). Widely recognized as the largest festival of it’s kind water and create awareness for the local environin Canada, the Kal Classic is staged on the colourful ment. Live updates will be available throughout the waters of Kalamalka Lake and is expected to draw weekend on OKSUP.com, Paddlesurf.ca followed by more than 150 paddlers from across North America. post-event coverage. For full details and to register visit www.kalamalSaturday’s events include the Eagle Dash, a short Recreational competition (all ages, any board) – open kaclassic.com. Morning Star Staff
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Housing starts in the Vernon area maintained a steady pace in July. Statistics released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show there were 26 housing starts in Vernon in July, up from 16 in July 2012. There were 14 single-detached starts in the month and 12 multiples. For the year to date, there have been 107 housing starts in 2013 in Vernon, of which 70 are single-detached homes. Over the same time period a year ago, there were 98 starts, 69 of them single-detached dwellings. Housing starts were up in Kelowna and Kamloops in July. There were 76 starts in Kelowna in the month, up from 68 in July 2012, while in Kamloops there were 24 starts, up from 21 over the same month the year before.
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Market finds natural fit with Kindale support Morning Star Staff
Nature’s Fare Markets helped Kindale put the fun into fundraising at the recent Downtown Vernon Association Block Party. Cheering could be heard throughout the afternoon by the Kindale volunteers, who were manning the charity barbecue, and joyful sounds from the children enjoying the bouncy castle, which was supervised by Kindale. The party didn’t end there as Kindale’s efforts raised more than $800 in proceeds from the event. “You might ask why we chose Kindale to support as a charity. We have noticed over the years, the effort that has gone into fundraising with various charitable groups and the attention that some groups get over others,” said Laurie Rodger, Vernon Nature’s Fare store manager. “Kindale doesn’t have a deadly disease to fight but it does have a huge need for money, just like every other charity. They have worked hard within the community to raise awareness of the challenges and needs of people with developmental disabilities. The people at Kindale are there to assist those with challenges in life and aid in their development by teaching basic life skills.” For Rodger, it’s also a cause close to his heart. “Having a niece with challenges of her own, I have come to realize how important it is to have groups like this in our community.” Cindy Masters, Kindale development officer, appreciates the partnership with Nature’s Fare.
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Don’t let summer pass your family by. Enjoy a fun-filled day at Memorial Park Thursday with stories, swimming, games and more. Armstrong’s Early Childhood Development Committee is hosting a free family fun day (tickets available at the Armstrong Boys and Girls Club office or Mother Goose. The fun kicks off with Mother Goose at 9:30 a.m., where registration for September programs will take place. Then the community’s little readers will be awarded at 10:30 during the Armstrong branch of the
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Pierce gets fluent in French rugby Graeme Corbett Morning Star Staff
Cameron Pierce’s Twitter profile says it all. “Small town Canadian kid. National team rugby player with a travelling habit. ASM academy to Section Paloise (France).” Pierce (@cdpierce4), a former high school standout with the Kalamalka Lakers, earned his first cap (and second selection) with Team Canada on June 19, coming on as a secondhalf sub in a 16-13 loss to Japan. Despite the outcome, Pierce will definitely remember playing in front of 4,456 fans, especially because of the weather. “We played in Nagoya and the rain didn’t stop the entire game,” said Pierce, noting it was part of the Pacific Nations Cup tournament between the U.S., Tonga, Japan and Fiji. Canada placed second. “It was back and forth the whole game, but they capitalized on a few penalties against us and pulled through.” The 21-year-old Pierce’s selection came as a shock. Even though he was training with the club, it wasn’t until about halfway through the initial Pacific Nations Cup camp in Victoria that he was selected for the first game against the U.S. (he did not play). “I definitely didn’t expect to be selected that quickly, but I had a good few days at camp and some other players at my position were injured or not there at the time,” said the 6-foot-7, 240-pound second row player. Pierce’s trajectory to the national team has been a direct one, albeit with a European detour. He had a stint with the Kelowna Crows in Grade 12 before committing to the University of Victoria Vikings. By the end of his first season, he was the starting No. 8 for the Vikes, helping them win a B.C. Premier title while he was still a teenager. Since then, he has spent the last two years with the Under 23 ASM Clermont academy team in France. He was a starter for all of last season, which saw Clermont fall to Montpellier on penalty kicks in the semifinal. The game remained tied after 20 minutes of overtime, resulting in kicks on the 22-metre line. “Dumb way to lose if you ask me,” said Pierce. “They went on to win the final by 20 points to a team we crushed a few weeks prior, so that was pretty upsetting.”
Coldstream’s Cameron Pierce prepares for a lineout while playing U23 club rugby in France with aSm Clermont. Pierce recently went pro, signing a oneyear contract with the club Section Paloise in Pau (southwest France). The team plays in the French second division (ProD2). He probably could have signed with Clermont’s pro team, but said he would be way down the depth chart. He said Clermont are like the Boston Bruins of French rugby. “I decided this would be a better fit for me to climb the ladder as a professional rugby
player,” said Pierce. “This new club will give me a better opportunity to play at the professional level, and from there, hopefully make it into the Top 14 (France’s highest league). He might be onto something here as the bottom two teams of Top 14 are relegated to ProD2, while the top ProD2 teams get promoted. Pau has placed third in ProD2 for the past two years. Pierce will play and train with the Paloise
pro team every week, and if he is not selected to the game squad, he will still be eligible to play U23. Off the pitch, Pierce is loving life in France, especially now that he speaks the language. “It was difficult at the beginning, but now that I speak fluent French it makes life a lot easier,” said Pierce, who was one of two or three Anglophones at the academy. “Many players who come to France come right into the pro system at an older age and have no intentions on learning a second language.” And with flights and train tickets both cheap and plentiful, Pierce has made the most of his downtime while overseas. “Any chance I have to travel I take it,” he said. “So far my favorite places have been Prague and Barcelona. “When I moved to my new place in Pau, we drove less than an hour to the coast and stayed in France’s surf capital of Biarritz. Hopefully I can make that a hobby when I go back.” Pierce said it will be tough to crack Canada’s roster for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The Canadians face the U.S. in a two-game, home-and-home series in August. The winner advances to the 2015 World Cup in England. The loser will take on Uruguay in a NACRA-CONSUR playoff final. “Those games are very important, so Rugby Canada will try and put together their best team possible, including bringing in some big guns like my old clubmate at ASM Clermont, Jamie Cudmore, from Squamish,” he said. Rugby Canada received a lot of face time (or perhaps beard time) at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand, thanks to the lunchbox mentality of Adam Kleeberger and several other heavily bearded Canadian players. The organization is looking to continue that momentum after signing a two-year contract with TSN leading up to 2015. Canada’s home games, in both Sevens and 15s, will be broadcast. “This contract will definitely help Canadian rugby grow in popularity; all the guys are pretty excited about it,” said Pierce. Pierce has signed up for Open Learning through Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, with the goal of finishing the Bachelor of Arts degree he started at UVic four years ago.
Pospisil meets Raonic in all-Canadian Rogers Cup semi Morning Star Staff/Tennis Canada
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil made a little slice of Canadian history at the Rogers Cup Friday morning in Montreal. Pospisil became the first Canadian tennis player since Mike Belkin in 1969 to reach the final four of the event, once called the Canadian Open, when his opponent Nikolay Davydenko retired due to illness in their quarterfinal match. Pospisil, 23, was leading 3-0 in the first set when the Russian retired. Vasek Pospisil The Saturday semifinal became an all-Canadian affair after Thornhill, Ont.’s Milos Raonic, the 11th seed, rode the spirited support of the centre court crowd for a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 victory over Ernests Gulbis of Latvia Friday afternoon.
Gulbis had taken out second-seeded Andy Murray on Thursday. Pospisil is now guaranteed $129,000 in the $3.5 million tennis tournament. The last time two Canadians participated in the quarterfinals of their home tournament was 1989. The last time a Canadian was in the final was 1958, when Robert Bedard won the last of his three titles. It will be the first meeting between Raonic and Pospisil in an ATP Tour tournament. Pospisil holds a 3-1 edge in their four meetings in lower level events, but Raonic took the most recent match in 2010. “Exciting match,” Pospisil told Tennis Canada. “Two Canadians in the semifinal, one guaranteed to be in the final. It’s a historic moment for tennis in Canada. “We obviously know each other very well. Since we were little kids. You’ve got to give the edge to Milos, for sure. I have
the edge in terms of head-to-head (matchups), but things have changed in the last two years. My run here doesn’t change anything here in terms of that. But we’ll see how it goes.” Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia played No. 4 Rafael Nadal of Spain in the other semifinal Saturday. In the past two years, the hard-serving, 22-year-old Raonic has risen to No. 13 in the world rankings, a record for a Canadian. Pospisil has taken a slower path, but is on a roll of late. He won a Challenger series tournament last week in Vancouver, then kept it going in Montreal with wins over John Isner, Radek Stepanek, fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych and Davydenko, a former world No. 3 who is now ranked 47th. Combining his tourney win in Vancouver with his stellar run in Montreal, Pospisil should vault into the ATP top 50. He was a career high No. 71 heading into the Rogers Cup.
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Mark Ferner joked that his wife Jody couldn’t put up with having him around the house any longer. “I need to get out of town, or out of the country,” he chuckled. Unemployed since January, when he was fired by the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League, Ferner landed himself a new job this week as the associate coach of the Kamloops Blazers. More seriously, Ferner said: “I couldn’t not coach for a year. I just wanted to stay in the game.” Kamloops has been a big part of Ferner’s life – he grew up there, played his junior hockey with the Jr. Oilers/Blazers, and was also head coach of the Blazers for two seasons (2004-06). His late father, Ed, was a longtime scout for Kamloops, and has since Mark Ferner had his name inducted into the organization’s hall of fame, in the builders category. “It’s a real familiar place to me,” said Ferner, 47. “My mom still lives there, Jody’s parents live there, her brother, my sister. “I had opportunities to go elsewhere, but Mackenzie (Ferner’s son, who will play defence this season with the BCHL West Kelowna Warriors) is only 17 once and I’ll get to see him play a little bit more.” Ferner was fired by Kamloops midway through the 2005-06 season, back when the Blazers were a community-owned team. He is confident things will be different the second time around, partly because he has matured as a coach. “It’s always tough when you get fired for the first time,” said Ferner. “Is it for the right reasons or wrong reasons, it’s not for me to say. But because of the relationship I had with the city, growing up there and playing there, it was a tough pill to swallow.” Ferner also has confidence in the Blazers’ ownership group,
which includes current and former NHLers Mark Recchi, Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan and Darryl Sydor. It is headed by Tom Gaglardi, CEO of Northland Properties, the parent company to Sandman Hotels, Denny’s Restaurants and other real estate and hospitality businesses. “It’s different just for the fact that they have private ownership,” he said. “I know all those people quite well.” Between Everett and Kamloops, Ferner spent four seasons with the Vernon Vipers, posting an impeccable 165-51-24 record, and winning three consecutive Fred Page Cup championships and two consecutive RBC Cup national titles in 2009 and 2010. The Vipers were national runners-up in 2011. “It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s very rewarding when you get a good group of kids together and they gel and they want to play for each other,” he said. Ferner, who has spent the last few weeks instructing a hockey camp with Sandy Moger at Priest Valley Arena, still has to finalize the details of his contract with the Blazers. He first had to tidy up loose ends with the Silvertips before he could formally sign with another WHL team. Meanwhile, there are still spots available for the Vipers’ annual charity golf tournament, Aug. 25 and 26 at The Rise. The $150 fee includes a ticket for the Vipers vs Salmon Arm SilverBacks BCHL exhibition game on Saturday, Aug. 25 (7 p.m.) at Kal Tire Place. It also includes entry into the Texas scramble tournament (1 p.m. shotgun start) on Sunday, Aug. 26. Golf includes dinner, prizes, tee gift, silent auction and autograph session. Confirmed for the tourney are Aaron Volpatti of the Washington Capitals and Jerred Smithson, a free agent formerly with the Edmonton Oilers. Tournament proceeds go to Greater Vernon KidSport and the local RBC Cup committee. To register, contact Lee Ranger by phoning 250-545-7425, or e-mailing email@example.com. Or call the Viper office at 250542-6022.
Thunder looking for series sweep Morning Star Staff
Vernon’s Brodie MacDonald was supposed to get the night off Thursday as the Langley Thunder hosted the Coquitlam Adanacs in Western Lacrosse Association playoff action. MacDonald, 23, was pressed into play after starting goalie Nick Rose was given a game misconduct 5:55 into the first period for illegal use of equipment. A Vernon Tigers’ grad, MacDonald made 30 saves as Langley clipped the Adanacs 9-7 to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven semifinal series. Game 4 went Saturday night in MacDonald Coquitlam. Adam Jones and Shayne Jackson each scored twice for Langley, while Brett Hickey supplied four goals for the Adanacs. Adam Shule took the loss with 31 stops. MacDonald recorded 38 saves as the Thunder iced the host Adanacs 8-6 Tuesday night. Dane Dobbie pocketed 2+1 for Langley, while Garrett Billings earned first star with 1+4 and Athan Iannucci bagged 1+3. Mark Matthews, Alex Turner, Jones and Brett Mydske added singles at the Sports Centre. Coquitlam got four goals from Daryl Veltman, 1+3 from Hickey and one goal from Travis Cornwall. Adam Shule made 32 saves. Meanwhile, the host Victoria Shamrocks used three goals each from Corey Small and Brody Eastwood to sink the Burnaby Lakers 17-3 in Game 3 of their semifinal Friday on Vancouver Island. The Shamrocks, who hold a 3-0 lead, clipped the Lakers 12-11 Wednesday night. Game 4 of that set goes tonight in Burnaby.
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The Westlake Tire/Arrowhead Electric Ogopogos played for bronze in men’s soccer at the World Masters Games Saturday in Torino, Italy. The Ogopogos, playing with 10.5 men (thanks to retired teacher-turned-medic Marty Stein taping up injured players), fell 2-0 to Vancouver United in their Friday semifinal tilt. They managed to hold the previously undefeated Vancouver side scoreless into the second half. Meanwhile, the Vernon Controllers were quarterfinalists in the women’s over 40 division at the Games. They fell to the Halton Vipers of Ontario in a shootout after ending regulation 1-1. The Controllers’ Jacquie Nuyens set up Jennie Currie, who, on a great second effort, beat the defender and the goalie to open scoring. The Vipers replied when a forward got behind the Vernon defence and beat Michelle Embleton top shelf. Controllers’ coach Doug MacDonald praised Embleton, Val Percy, Jody Pope, Brandie Hunter, Michele Wernicke, Leslie Epp, Michelle Mercer, Nuyens, Felicia O’Gorman, Angela Durfeld, Currie, Jodi Hawthorne, Sherry Kineshanko and Krista Backer for representing Vernon well, both on and off the field. In other over 40 action, North Okanagan United ended its Italian tour Friday with a 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Falcons. On Thursday, United played another Ottawa team to a scoreless draw in regulation, and then secured a 2-0 win in the shootout. First up for NOU was Federica Tamaglini, who put a hard shot left of keeper. Next, Andrea Zubot scored a low pass into the right corner. NOU keeper, Aussie Abigail Noli, made spectacular saves all night long to keep the shutout. In the women’s over 50 division, NOU came ready for action, but their opponent was a no-show as they settled for a forfeit win to end their run at the Games Friday. NOU secured fifth place after their scheduled tilt against the Vancouver Rockies was cancelled because the Lower Mainland team opted to get a head start on its sightseeing. Earlier in the week, United suffered a pair of 2-0 losses, the first to Copa USA on Tuesday, the second to San Diego on Wednesday. The NOU girls worked hard to keep the score down in both games, while Darlene Weise had a good workout in net.
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Avery Bridge of Vernon and Quinci Birker of Kelowna were the top local finishers at a B.C. Volleyball High Performance beach tournament last weekend in Coquitlam. The tourney featured competitors from six different zones in B.C. The provincial teamers had been training under Tammy Thomas of T2 Volleyball for the past four weeks. The Thompson-Okanagan Zone was well represented, fielding four girls teams and one boys team. After earning a bye into the semifinal by posting five straight-set wins in the round-robin, Bridge and Birker won their semifinal in straight sets. The duo earned a silver medal after losing to a strong Vancouver entry in the final. The Thompson Okanagan team also comprised of Natalie Livingston with Grace Frieheit, Nick Prystupa with Tanner Thiessen, Vicki Schley (Vernon) with Amanda Hardy and Tanner Lorenson (Vernon) with Danae Shephard.
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Matejicka magic Morning Star Staff
John Matejicka pulled the hat trick as the Silver Stars outlasted West Kelowna 6-4 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Constable Neil Bruce Field. Stevie Coombs blasted two from long distance in the thriller. Boris Pasieka enjoyed a stellar showing on the Stars’ back line. In other 50s play, Summerland FC shelled Vernon Kal Tire 6-2 at Reiswig Park in Lake Country. Bill Clark, his son Josh and Eduardo Cacace each supplied a deuce for Summerland, while Kevin Mitchell, on a top-cheese shot from 15 yards, and Denis Chabot, on a magical dipsy-doodle through four defenders, replied for Kal Tire (13-4). Midfielder Rob Parkin was the Dairy Queen Man of the Match for the Tiremen. Meanwhile, the Sunterra Custom Homes Sistas grounded Capri Insurance 7-2 in women’s Division 2 play Thursday night at Marshall #2. Sarah Ehman pocketed the opening Sunterra goal, assisted by Cassandra Otto and Deanna Baker. The second goal was the start of Amy Fitchett’s natural hat trick, and it came from a nice pass up the line from rookie defender Amanda Gaythorpe, handled well by Ehman. Fitchett shot from outside the 18 over the keeper’s head. Fitchett then buried a feed from Nicole Williams, and got her hatty by popping one over the keeper after a pass by Gaythorpe. Tanya Wirachowsky fired the fifth goal off a free kick by Fitchett. Otto earned the sixth tally off a feed from keeper-turned-forward Susan August. The final Sunterra goal was the result of nice short passing between Kim Sylvester and Becky Birbilis, with Birbilis finding net. The Green Rockets
brushed off Centerline Attack 4-2 at Marshall #4 with Anna Clarke producing two snipes. Leah Willinger and Dana Dimmick added singles for the Rockets in the fun-filled match. Rachel Cross made some great saves, while Shantelle Price and Brittany Chase displayed fancy footwork. Centerline’s defence made it very hard for the Rockets to break through. Dimmick is sorry to see the Rockets’ first season coming to an end next week. “We started out not knowing each other’s names and now we are playing as a team and have made some great friendships along the way,” said Dimmick. Centerline started with only seven players and finished with 10, getting two goals from Emily Sapsford. Keeper duties were shared by Kris Ponto and Azra Cawley. The Sir Winston’s Lady of the Match was sweeper/ stopper Megan Mackus. Centreline got strong defensive games by Mandy Norwood and Tessa Derksen. In Division 1 play Thursday night, the NET Celtics clipped the AF Blazers 2-1 at Marshall #3. The Celtics opened the scoring when Carly Smith flicked on a Karmin Nijjar corner kick to Tori Reid, who was well positioned to knock it in. The shorthanded Blazers displayed a solid team effort, with Amanda Swales scoring by using great control to take up space and convert from 30 yards. Early in the second half, star midfielder Jodi Bariesheff hammered a shot from outside the 18, and Maddy Demers calmly slotted home the rebound. The Blazers’ Hailey Woon, Krista Ference and Shantell Hayhurst used there speed on the forward line to push for the equalizer, but were unable to convert on several quality chances. Jenny Hatten, Amber Altwasser and Nicole Stensrude played awe-
some two-way games in the midfield. Amber Maltman, Swales and Janna Cummings were outstanding on defence in support of keeper Katie Hatten. Dr. Lee Dental took advantage of shortstaffed Glenn Power of Salmon Arm and cruised to a 4-0 win at Marshall #5. Sun Valley Source for Sports Lady of the Match Jennesa Moore scored once and set up Delinah Erbenich for two snipes, as the 14-31 Floss crew controlled much of the play. Stephanie Wilson, with mom Barb watching from the sidelines, converted a 20-yard free kick for the other goal. Lori Shippy ran miles in the midfield, supported by Jill Rintoul and Irene Arrotta. Lisa Arrotta earned the clean sheet.
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Picnics are always enjoyable — having food and drinks in the fresh air and watching children at play. That is how the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre’s intergenerational picnic turned out, when 14 children met with 20 seniors in Oval Park in Lumby. “The centre co-ordinated
the picnic to bridge the generations of Lumby through activities, food, and fun,” said Gay Jewitt, Whitevalley executive director. “The interaction between the two groups was a pleasure to watch.” The event consisted of lunch, and stories behind various items during show-andtell.
“My favourite part was meeting all of the kids, just being out here, and happy that the children are encouraged to speak so freely,” said senior Noella Savoie. Joan Dew, another senior, added that, “The children are so intelligent.” The goal is to have another intergenerational picnic next year.
“The picnic was a great success,” said Jewitt. Presently, the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre is trying to raise $800,000 over five years to create an endowment so there is stable funding for programs. For more information about the fundraising campaign, go to www.whitevalley.ca or call 250-547-8866.
Protecting the vulnerable
s I have mentioned in a previous column I live in a mobile home park in Vernon. It is a community of seniors with varying abilities who interact with one another regularly, usually stopping to chat, or wave, or call out good morning. Not everyone is best friends, or wants to be, but generally everyone is friendly. Recently we have had the good fortune to become the home of other residents who roam Pat Black the park at will, eating our petunias or nibbling at vegetation and allowing us to stand in awe and admire them and take pictures to send to less fortunate inhabitants. Yes, we have a family of deer who parade in the early morning or in the evening, browsing our plants and shrubs and moseying slowly between and behind our homes. It is truly astounding and we all appreciate this gift of nature, binding us together to admire our guests while keeping a respectful distance as well. There is a big doe, a slightly smaller buck with two-prong antlers and two spotted fauns. There had been three fauns but one, I heard from a neighbor,
was hit by a car crossing the road and died. There are ravines close by that run up to the forested foothills and I think that is how they travel about. They are in no hurry and do not appear to be the least bit upset by the groupies following them, cameras raised on high. The deer know somehow they are safe, reflecting the whole atmosphere in this park where most of us feel the same way. Not so safe are long-term care homes in this country as revealed by a recent ground-breaking W5 investigation into resident-on-resident abuse in these homes. The investigation revealed that these attacks are far more common than ever thought: more than 10,000 “incidents” across Canada in one year. After filing access to information requests with 38 provincial and regional health authorities, W5 received hundreds of documents detailing residenton-resident attacks, everything from pushing and slapping to extreme violence. W5 tells us that the 10,000-plus figure astounds experts. Well it certainly astounds me and repels me to think that this is happening to so many vulnerable seniors who are supposed to be in a safe environment. Can you imagine how society would react if this abuse were happening to 10,000 children in care homes each year? We would all be up in arms,
but seniors – yawn! What are we doing in B.C. to address this issue of safety in our residential facilities? Well on Feb. 14, 2012 the BC Ombudsperson released Public Report No. 47 The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 2). This 400-plus page report is the Ombudsperson’s final report on the office’s three year investigation into the care of seniors in British Columbia. It is a comprehensive and in-depth report that makes 143 findings and 176 recommendations. One of the key recommendations was “Protecting seniors through consistent reporting and tracking of abuse and neglect.” The Ombudsperson’s office is tracking the responses to the recommendations and how they are being implemented. As of June 2013, the office reports that the Interior Health Authority in response to Recommendation29 — “The health authorities track the number of incidents of abuse and neglect investigated in their region and the number of support and assistance plans implemented in response to their investigations of these reports” — has received no specific response to this recommendation. Guess we aren’t doing anything, again. If you have any questions or comments you can reach me at 250 542-7928 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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City of Vernon Notice of Property Disposition Notice of Assistance In accordance with Sections 24, 26 and 94 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Vernon intends to transfer to the Regional District of North Okanagan the lands legally described below. The transfer of title to these properties is part of the restructuring of the Greater Vernon Parks function whereby parks designated sub-regional in nature will become the responsibility of the Regional District of North Okanagan. The consideration to be received by the City of Vernon for the disposition of the properties is $1.00 and other good and valuable consideration. The title transfers are proposed to take effect January 1, 2014 upon completion of all necessary documents for the parks restructuring.
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North Okanagan United soccer players, from left, Wendy Stevens, Jan Townsend and Darlene Wiese hold a Canadian banner from a Vernon pub as they get ready for the parade and opening ceremonies at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. A total of 50,000 athletes took part in the event, which wraps up today.
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To see a map of any of the above properties please visit www.vernon.ca. The Regional District of North Okanagan will be transferring title of properties of local parks that will become the responsibility of the local government in whose jurisdiction the park is located; you may view the Notice of Disposition for the properties to be transferred to the City of Vernon at www.rdno.ca, click on the Services tab and choose Parks, Recreation & Culture from the dropdown. Inquiries with respect to this matter may be directed to Mr. Brett Bandy, Real Estate Manager, at 250-550-3245.
Vernon Water Reclamation Odor System Maintenance The carbon towers require change-out of the activated carbon. This process, starting the week of August 12th, should take about four days to complete. There may be odors, and we will do our best to minimize them. We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.
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Kerry Zubot and Parm Klerr of the Vernon Ogopogos try to look rather Roman in the Piazza Vittorio Veneto during opening ceremonies of the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. The team is sponsored by Westlake Tire and Arrowhead Electric.
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Effective noon on thursday, august 1st, 2013, all campfires will be prohibited within the Kamloops Fire Centre which includes the Township of Spallumcheen. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is notified that it has been rescinded. For the latest updates and copies of the Township’s bylaws please visit the Municipal website at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca. For more information regarding regulations on campfires and open burning as well as fines related to prohibited burning contact the Municipal office. Please note open burning is prohibited until October 1st.
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2nd Quarter Utility Bills for 2013 were mailed in July and payment must be received on or before August 20, 2013. Any unpaid balances after the due date will be subject to interest @ 12% per annum. Effective April 1, 2013 Council approved rate increases for Garbage and Recycling as per Refuse Bylaw No. 3148, 2013 Effective April 1, 2013 GVWU approved rate increases for water services as per Bylaw No.2590, 2013. To understand the changes to the 2013 Greater Vernon Water rates please refer to the insert included with your bill. If you have joined the utility auto-debit program please note the amount to be withdrawn on the due date. If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact a Utility Clerk at City Hall at 250-545-1361.
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Cory Sturgeon (far right) wins gold in the 100-metre race at the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games in Langley last month, competing with his teammate, Craig Warner (#009) of Kelowna.
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The 2013 Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC) Summer Games in Langley July 11 to 13 had more than 1,100 B.C. and Yukon athletes competing in 11 sports and were a remarkable demonstration of true sportsmanship, dedication, and joy. SOBC-Vernon had eight athletes participating in three different sports, bringing
home a total of 18 medals. “Our athletes worked hard throughout the training season and demonstrated a strong will to learn and grow,” said Sheryl Friesen, track and field head coach. “The games were a tremendous success on all fronts; our athletes brought home three gold, one bronze medal in track and field, eight gold, three silver and two bronze
medals in aquatics and in one in silver in powerlifting.” While Special Olympics Games are about sport, achievement and pride, they are also about friendship, connections, acceptance, and sportsmanship. “It was inspiring to see how the athletes congratulated each other and that not the medal counted but the participation —
everyone can learn from this,” said Friesen. Special Olympics BC-Vernon provides 14 high-quality sports program for individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities, from September until July, and is always looking for more participants, and volunteers to run their programs. For more information please go to: www. sobcvernon.ca
Special Olympics Vernon gets ready for a new season Morning Star Staff
The sports programs offered by Special Olympics here in Vernon are starting a new season and the more than 100 participants are ready to go. “There is a sport for everyone, from the popular bowling and soccer, to powerlifting and skiing. All of our athletes love to win at competitions but they are also proud of their accomplishments and skills,” says Noelle Typusiak a member of the SOBC-Vernon board. “When they see themselves improving it builds their self esteem, which reflects into their social life with family and friends. The impact is amazing, I see it every day.”
Special Olympics BC-Vernon provides high-quality sports program for individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities. The society strives to enrich lives, and celebrates personal achievement through positive sport experiences. “We are always trying to extend our programs for our 100+ athletes and the goal is to keep them physically active every day throughout the year,” said program coordinator Heidi Borgeaud. “We added a high intensity training session in our popular Club Fit Program for those athletes that need an extra challenging workout for their winter or summer sport.” SOBC-Vernon is always looking for new athletes to join
them, with a great selection of sports for children, youth and adults of all ages. The upcoming registration night will be a social event for all athletes before the fall training starts. Registration night for the 14 winter and summer sports will take place Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Alexander Centre. Refreshments and snacks will be served and the coaches are available with information about their sport. Those who are interested to volunteer as a coach or in other positions for the charity are welcome to attend. For more information, see www.sobcvernon.ca or call 250-306-8954.
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e boomers never think about death. We are too busy celebrating the fact that collectively, we are the luckiest, wealthiest and longest living generation ever born. We are the luckiest generation because we were born between 1948 and 1964, when vigorous postwar era economic expansion gave us a world with a strong labour force, high job security, gener-
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ous pension plans, and guaranteed social security. We are wealthiest because we found reliable jobs directly after high school or we paid for our post secondary education at a fraction of today’s cost. We bought our first home cheaply only to see that initial investment debt mushroom into a surplus as property values increased. The boomers are living longer because of modern medicine and the many advancements in medical therapy that offset the afflictions of old age. As a result, we have more retirement funds than any previous generation and the health to enjoy them. Along the way, we have taken more than our fair share from the system and the planet and left less for the generations that follow. The boomers are a generation that ignores death simply because we are too busy enjoying our luck, wealth and health. The sad reality is that we, too, will die. From the first breath, we share the same inexorable pathway to life’s end. I am a boomer, but I do think about death because I have seen death more often than
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most. In three decades as an MD, I have witnessed the ephemeral nature of life, and the cumulative experiences have provoked sober thought and sometimes painful reflection. In my 30s I composed a will, revised it when the children came, and will keep it up to date as the future unfolds. My husband and I have had conversations about dying. We have given each other permission to move on should the other die, to remarry, or at least not to end life alone. In spite of thinking I had dealt responsibly with the business of dying, I have recently discovered that there are parts of death that I had not considered. To my surprise, the epiphany occurred in a cemetery at a time when I have never felt more alive. This summer in Paris I visited Pere Lachaise, a serene
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140-acre cemetery in a city of 11 million, and the final resting place of many legends and heroes. I was there to visit, among others, Jimmy Morrison’s grave. Morrison is a touchstone for my youth long gone and I wanted a moment to recall a magic time before he tragically died in a Paris hotel. What I did not expect to find there were the young men who also came to pay their respects. I found them in the early hours, kneeling silently at Morrison’s headstone while they played Light My Fire on their iPhones. Born decades after Morrison’s passing, these young men needed to bear witness to a time in history that they did not share, but wished to remember. I walked the uneven cobbled pathways past the winged sepulcher of Oscar Wilde and took a minute to thank him for making me laugh. Edith Piaf was alone, and I could imagine the strains of her beautiful music inside my head. Chopin was not far away and I marveled at his genius and industry. The rich legacy that is the body of his work was accomplished in the 40 odd summers he spent on this planet. Interspersed among the famous people buried in Pere Lachaise, are many ordinary folk — the spouses, children and parents of ordinary Parisians. I watched family members quietly tend the graves of their loved ones. It was these small acts by ordinary citizens that led to my epiphany.
I have never been in favour of burial after death, but in Pere Lachaise I could see and feel the benefits of a cemetery. A gravesite is not a place for the dead, but for the living. It is a physical place to reconnect with a loved one. As I walked Pere Lachaise in the peace and quiet, I wished that I could visit my own mother in the same way. I recalled being 21 and for the first time, being taken to my father’s grave. No one in my family had taken me before, so raw was their own sense of loss for this man, my father dead at 26, a man I can barely recall. I witnessed their grief, but for me, the visit brought a certain peace. Although I have not visited my father for many years, I did replace the weathered headstone last year, and the act provided me some small comfort. That day in Paris I thought about my parents, and I thought about my husband and myself. And then the questions came. What if my husband died and I remained? Where would we talk if he were cremated? If I needed his advice, how would I reach him if he were scattered on the wind? On a cobbled path in Pere Lachaise I realized with clarity and intensity, a personal desire previously unknown. Should I outlive my husband, I would want to bury him in such a place as this, a solid place, one that I could visit, one that would be a touchstone for the memories of a life shared, a place to anchor my experiences with him in a present and future I faced alone.
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the mission loonie bin thrift store is overflowing with bins and racks of bargains for just a loonie! Plus, enter to win two free passes to Atlantis Waterslides, one chance with each loonie spent. Also,while quantities last, receive a plant kindly donated by the Flower Spot! Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 to 5ish, 3008-34th St., across from Valley First. All proceeds to the Upper Room Mission. Want to help? We are always looking for volunteers in our stores, kitchen and for drivers. Thanks for your support. royal cdn. legion armstrong Picnic Party The annual Gardom Lake Family Picnic Aug. 11, noon. Hotdogs available in the afternoon with hamburgers served at 5 p.m. along with potluck supper. Beverages and games for adults and children available throughout the day. Contact the legion for more information. lumby & district wildlife assoc. monthly trapshoots are second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse; for info. contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. Pooch Partners’ 2nd annual doggie duathlon Aug. 11, open to people over 18 and dogs of all fitness levels. Fun, noncompetitive event provides a one, three or six-mile walk or run followed by 25 or 50-metre swim (just the dogs swim). Fundraiser for Vernon & District Animal Care Society. Register at Stussi Sport or www.poochpartners.ca (under Events). Vernon & district metis association host a BBQ Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coldstream Park. We will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring your potluck to share. fraternal order of eagles mega meat draw The second Sunday and last Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the hall, 5101-25th Ave. the schubert centre Many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. Mondays, it’s pinochle, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, exercise class. Tuesdays, bridge, canasta, crafters, wood carving. Wednesdays, afternoon dancing to live music, birthday lunch the last Wednesday of every month. Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pool room and coffee shop open daily; the Thrift Shop, Monday to Friday.
feature event: reducing critter conflict workshop aug. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.
oin Marnie Cuthill from WildSafeBC for a free workshop on ways to reduce urban wildlife conflicts where we live, work, play and grow our gardens. Learn about deer, bear, coyotes and raccoons and what you can do to keep these animals wild and away from your homes and gardens. The workshop will also cover personal safety strategies for wildlife encounters. Please bring along your questions and stories about your urban wildlife experiences. Workshop takes place Aug. 14 at Xerindipity Garden next to the Okanagan Science Centre on Highway 6, entrance to Polson Park. For more details, see Vernon.ca or RDNO.ca
information, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org chronic Pain and dePression grouP runs every second Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Peer Support services, 3100-28th Ave. An informative, supportive and knowledgeable group of people who live with chronic pain. Interested parties should call 250-5426155 and ask for Carole, if not available please leave message. fraternal order of eagles Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. okanagan turner’s guild Meets at Vernon Christian School wood shop the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Guests are welcome to visit and see if they wish to join the guild — membership fee $30/yr. Recent lathe projects are on display and we usually have a brief lesson at each session. For info., call Ian at 250-542 7148. halina Pattern dancers Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call Gordon at 250-549-1608.
aboriginal infant & early childhood deVeloPment Free swimming Tuesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the aquatic centre. For more info., 542-7578. mothers for recoVery Peer suPPort grouP For any mother in recovery wishing to help herself and other mothers within her community struggling with addictions. The purpose of this group will be to help addicted mothers obtain recovery and parent successfully. Takes place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kekuli Centre, 2905-28th Ave. Child care available at Early Childhood Development, 2902- 29th Ave. For more information please call Caroline at 250-542-5448 or Maureen at 250-542-5311. under the sPitfire anaf unit 5 Cribbage night and dart league Tuesdays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. We are at 2500-46th Ave. Call 250-542-3277 for more information. Powered Paragliding club Join the Okanagan Free Flyer’s Powered Paragliding Club and take to the skies under a paraglider with an easy foot-launched backpack model engine. Good chance to meet up with fellow pilots and cruise around the beautiful Okanagan. Meets Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Call James at 546-2812 or e-mail email@example.com for regular meeting times, locations and more information. cocaine anonymous meets Every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. Please note change of time and location. freedom grouP meets Every Tuesday at 1 p.m., Upper Room Mission. This group is intended to give support to people who want to quit the use of hard drugs. While it does accept total abstinence, it does not require it to join. elks lodge meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 3103-30th St. (across from bus depot). Call 558-0876 for info. New members welcome.
the good morning Program is looking for volunteers! Designed to help people stay connected, the program is operated by People in Need Crisis Line and has been making calls for 37 allan brooks nature centre Every Tuesday through years. Volunteers provide daily phone check-in service to individuSeptember from 7 to 9 p.m., the centre is open for visiting. Come als in the community who live independently and may be socially up for a visit, see the sunset and 360-degree views, reconnect with isolated. Most people on the program are seniors; however, age nature. You’ve heard about the great views from up here in the is not a specific requirement of the program. If you are interested grasslands, now you’ll want to see them for yourself. Bring the in becoming a volunteer with the program, please contact the PIN family or friends. Refreshments (ice cream & beverages) available office at 250-545-8074. for purchase. We are at 250 Allan Brooks Way (above the Army downtown Vernon mural tours The Downtown Vernon Camp). Info., see www.abnc.ca or call 250-260-4227. Assoc. offers free guided mural tours. Tours leave 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. lumby health centre clinics X-ray services Tuesdays, Mondays (Aug. 12, 19, 26). Tuesdays 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Aug. 13, Wednesdays and Thursdays (all doctors requisitions accepted). 20). Wednesdays 9 a.m. (Aug. 14, 21, 28). Fridays at 6 p.m. (Aug. Lab services Tuesdays 8 to 9:45 a.m.; Thursdays 12:30 to 2:15 16, 23). Info., 250-542-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. p.m. Options For Sexual Health Clinic Wednesdays. Street Nurse kindale thrift store having a 25-cent White Tag Sale Aug. every second Wednesday at Lumby Food Bank 12 to 17. Our racks are full with more being put out each day. We noon to 1 p.m. Health Information Services, have a good stock of books, too. Fifty cents each or three for $1. five days a week. Public Health Nurse five days Find a good read for the last days of summer; 2725 Patterson Ave., a week at Lumby Health Centre. Water Quality Armstrong. Open Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing Kits available at Lumby Health Centre. st. John’s lutheran church hosts summer kids’ event, too hot at home? Why not cool off at the Kingdom Rock, Aug. 12 to 16 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. At Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park each Kingdom Rock, kids four to 11 participate in Bible-learning activiTuesday & Thursday at 6 p.m! Just bring flatties, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and soled shoes — we’ll supply the rest, including dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect free lessons. Regular bowling is Wednesdays Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test and Fridays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home. Plus, kids will learn Drop-ins welcome. Call 250 549 4100 or check to look for evidence of God all around them through something www.vernonlawnbowlingclub.com for details. called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends encouraged FAMILY DENTIST to join in daily for this special time at 11:20. Kids will join an international mission’s effort to share God’s love TAKE THIS TEST with children in India. A $25 registration fee covers the cost of materials. To register, call 250-549-2244 or e-mail: Do you have: email@example.com Yellow teeth? seniors’ actiVity centre, armstrong We’re at Sensitive teeth? 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 50+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Toothache? Monday to Friday it’s snooker from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Every Broken teeth? second and fourth Monday it’s crib and bingo at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday it’s carpet bowling at 1:30 p.m. For information Bad breath? call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. Fear of dentistry? Quality Pet Care theraPeutic breathing exercises Presented by Need a checkup? Blue Eagle Yoga for people who suffer from COPD, asthsince 1975 ma, emphysema, etc. Classes provide tools for relief, bet3500 30th Street ter quality of life and energy. Classes run Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. at People Place, by donation only. For more Vernon, BC
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Meets Tuesdays at noon at Schubert Centre. New members welcome. For more information, call 5458650. Knights of columbus St. James Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., in Columbus Court. halina seniors centre Bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 3310-37th Ave., behind the Rec Centre. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. All 19 and over welcome. For more information, call 250-542-2877. seniors lunches at armstrong legion Wednesdays at noon at Branch 35 for $7. To reserve, call by noon on Tuesday, 546-8455. aa meetings tuesdays Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible.. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) . Open meeting (X) 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. Meeting (H) open, 7:30 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr., Vernon. (H) . Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr., 5 p.m. daily. Handicap access (X) no handicap access. 250-545-4933 vernon community arts centre Painting and Drawing Drop In, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bring your own supplies and create in a friendly, group environment where you can meet other artists and new friends; $3 members/$4 non members, punch pass available. Call 542-6243 or visit vernonarts.ca for more. chess at the vernon library A small group of chess players play every Tuesday 6 p.m.
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bosom buddies meet Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. in the lobby at the Best Western Vernon Lodge. There will be some good food and wine. Join us for a fun evening. Hope to see you all there. hi noon toastmasters Meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Bean to Brew Coffee House. Toastmasters help to build leadership and communication skills in a safe, fun environment. Make us your educational, inspirational and entertaining lunch hour Guests are always welcome. Info., James at firstname.lastname@example.org registered disability savings Plan info. session Aug. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m., Splatsin Health Centre, 5775 Old Vernon Rd., Enderby. Find out how the government will pay a matching Canada Disability Savings Grant up to $3,500 a year on top of your contributions; it will also pay a Canada Disability Savings Bond of up to $1,000 a year into the RDSPs of lowincome Canadians. Also, how money paid out of an RDSP will not affect your eligibility for federal benefits, and will have little or no impact on provincial social assistance payments. Attending this free info. session is an excellent first step in making senior years even more enjoyable. hot summer flicKs at your library Join us Thursday evenings for fun films based on comic books & novels! Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13); Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13); Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. V for Vendetta (rated R – adults only please). Air-conditioned and free! emPowering women in business invites you to join women from all walks “Take an active role in your own health” of life in the Enderby, Armstrong, Mara and Mabel Lake areas for networking, education, inspiration, support, education and fun! You don’t need a business to attend. 3105 - 34th Avenue, Vernon EWIB meets Aug. 15 at the Enderby 250-545-2468 JENNY United Church in the lower level (1106 CORY HEWKO Belvedere St.,) at 7 a.m. for breakfast and Bring in this ad for a FREE TUBE of Biofreeze with your initial visit the meeting and presentation from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Cost $5 (includes breakfast). This month’s speaker is Donna Harms, a successful business owner and tax consulwww.surongnails.com tant, presenting the three forms of business organization. For more info: empowPedicure & Manicure Combo SPECIAL email@example.com $ 00 Kelowna singles club dances Gel Nails $ 00 Held at Rutland Centennial Hall, 180a Wax 15 Lips & Eyebrows Rutland Rd. N. Kelowna. Doors open at 7 FREE PARKING! p.m. and dancing starts at 8 p.m. to midCall For Details Pedicure $3000 night. Bar and snacks are available throughCall Surong 250-306-6685 out the evening. Dress code is dressy 3207 30th Ave (Downtown inside Vernon Medical Clinic) casual, no baseball caps, blue jeans, sweat MON. - SAT. 9 - 5 • EVENINGS & WEEKEND BY APPT. pants or sneakers please. Aug. 17, music will be by Wyshbone, a little bit of rock’n roll and a little bit of counRuth Jantz of Vernon, is excited to bring you MELT, try music will get you the Hands‐Off Bodycare® Treatment. in the mood Introduction to MELT: to get up on the floor and Sunday, August 11, 2013, have some 7:30 pm, at City Dance Studio, fun. Aug. 4411‐29th St., Vernon 31, music by Bob King The MELT Method is a simple self‐treatment method that combats chronic pain, for the long improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. MELT was created by manual weekend therapist Sue Hitzmann, based in New York City, and it's now being taught across celebrations. the country to groups and individuals by instructors trained by Hitzmann. Lots of good The MELT Method is the very first Hands‐off method developed for the general public old songs as a self‐care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain. It’s an affordable addition to from days any wellness or fitness routine. gone by. You Contact: Ruth Jantz, Certified Instructor don’t have firstname.lastname@example.org • 250‐545‐9595 to be a good For more about MELT, go to www.meltmethod.com dancer, just willing to , D.C.
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try. Bring a friend, make new ones, and have a fun night out. For more information, contact Claudette at 250-762-6907. incredible journey: free family fun day Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Camp Arrowflight, 4684 Salmon River Rd., Armstrong. Join Kindale for games, challenges, swimming, archery, prizes and more! Everyone welcome but please confirm attendance by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 250-546-3005. “Kindale — Making a difference in our community!” small breed dog rescue Newbark Rescue and Rehoming will be at Bosley’s Pet Food Plus at The Shops at Polson Park Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with adoptable small breed rescues looking for their forever families. They are all volunteers who foster out the dogs until they find new homes; there will be dogs of all ages from six months to seniors. More info., call 250-558-0566. a world turned downside uP Vacation Bible Camp Aug. 20 to 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Skits! Dress-up! Improv! Mask-making! Wild and crazy games! If you’re eight to 11 years of age, this daycamp is your chance to step into some of the strangest stories Jesus told. Nothing ever turns out the way you’d expect. Come and join us in a world where things are left to right and downside up! Cost: $140 for all four days. The camping is at Hurlburt on the Lake, but pickup and drop off are at Trinity United Church. Lunch is provided. (Camperships are available for households in need of assistance.) Space limited! Download registration form at http://camphurlburt.com/camps/registration. Send or take it to Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, BC V1T 6M1. Got questions? Phone 250-545-0797, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. crisis line holds volunteer training Aug. 20, 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. Invaluable volunteer experience for anyone, excellent for communication skills building. If you wish to make a difference in the lives of others, consider becoming a member of the Crisis Line team. To book an interview, call 250-545-8074 or see www.peopleinneed.ca become a foster Parent Attend an information session to find out how you can make a difference for children in our community through fostering. 1 to 2:30 p.m, Aug. 21 at the Gathering Place, #300, 3100 – 30th Ave. Contact Noelle for more information at 250-558-0939 or email@example.com lumby health centre clinics Free presentation on “Stroke and Heart,” presented by Dr. John Wheeldon Aug. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m., Whitevalley Community Hall. What causes strokes? Symptoms of a stroke and/or heart attack? Stroke myths and truths. Learn how to protect yourself. Monthly advanced foot care clinic Aug. 26 (by appointment only).Register at Lumby Health Centre by calling 250-547-9741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org lumby & area caregivers suPPort grouP Being a caregiver is a much respected and honored job. But being a caregiver 24/7 can become quite stressful. Talking with others in a similar situation can help relieve some of that stress. We meet Aug. 23, Sept. 6, 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lumby Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, 2114 Shuswap (across from the credit union). Info., Olena 250-547-8866. full course community dinner Free to the public, Upper Room Mission, 3403-27th Ave., Aug. 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. anaf hosts mixed golf tournament Aug. 25 at Spall Golf Course beginning 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. Wind-up party “Under the Spitfire” with steak BBQ, prizes and awards. Golfers $35, BBQ guests $10. Get a team together, or make new friends. Sign up now at 250524-3277. sPecial olymPics registration Special Olympics Vernon offers 14 sport programs for children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability. Registration night is Aug. 26 from 5
to 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Alexander Center. Talk to the coaches, visit with friends and have dessert. Find out about the new sports we offer for all ages and abilities. $5 to register. Interested in volunteering as a coach or assisting with the program? Come and join us! For more info go to www.sobcvernon.ca or call 250-306-8954. alumni teen camP Do you love camp? Are you 14-to-19 years of age? This overnight camp is for you! It’s going to pull out all the old favourites – theme days, games, all the Hurlburt camp songs, camp food, and other traditions. Runs Aug. 26 to 30, cost: $386 plus GST per camper. Drop off at Hurlburt, 9657 Eastside Rd., 10 a.m. Aug. 26. Pick-up there at 3 p.m., Aug. 30. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and great snacks provided. (Camperships available for households in need of assistance.) Space is limited! Download the registration form at http://camphurlburt.com/ camps/registration. Send or take it to Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr., Vernon, BC V1T 6M1. Questions? Phone 250-545-0797 or e-mail email@example.com. community suPPort volunteers The Family Resource Centre is accepting applications for Community Support Volunteer training October 2013 to April 2014. CSVs are trained lay counsellors who assist clients whose needs do not necessarily require a professional counsellor but who would benefit from the support of a skilled volunteer, managing life issues such as grief and loss, life transitions, unemployment and relationship issues. Comprehensive training emphasizes development of communication and support skills. To download application, visit www.vernonfrc.ca or call Karen at 250-545-3390, ext. 215. halina harmonix fall/winter session Starts Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Halina Centre. New exciting style. No audition. Urgently need tenors. For more info. call Devon at 250-542-3228. 2013 scotiabanK & bc sPca Paws for a cause Register today for the walk being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept. 8 (dates may vary in some communities, check spca.bc.ca/walk for details). This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million to provide life-saving help for the nearly 29,000 abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals cared for each year in SPCA shelters and facilities. Join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team and can register today at spca.bc.ca/walk. Website offers everything participants need to get started: fundraising ideas, online fundraising page, posters, and ways to volunteer. counterPoint choir Vernon’s adult mixed choir begins its fall season Sept. 9 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32nd Ave., for up to 40 voices. Interested first soprano, tenor and bass singers preferably with choir experience are encouraged to contact choir director Coreen Smith at 250-549-4339 to arrange a vocal placement interview prior to the first practice. We’ll be preparing a varied and challenging repertoire for our major January 2014 concert. For more information, please contact Cynthia Markson, Counterpoint Choir president at 250-545-1505. the society for the arts in dementia care Presenting a Workshop on the Creative Expressive Abilities Assessment Tool (CEAA), Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Gateby Intermediate Care Residence, 300 Gateby Pl. To register, or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-503-0117. Find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSocietyForTheArtsInDementiaCare arts Programs in aging and in dementia Sept. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Performing Arts Centre, Marie Fl1eming Hall, 3800 - 33rd St. Presenting Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, PhD on the creative arts, aging and memory impairment; Nicky Hatton, PhD candidate on theatre and dementia; Jeanne Sommerfield, dementia care practitioner on creative writing and dementia care. community seniors’ fellowshiP luncheons Resuming in the fall on the third Thursday of each much month starting Sept. 19 and continuing through June 19, 2014. We wish to thank our community for your wonderful support of these luncheons!
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Joice M. Hall’s oil on canvas, High Light, 2013 is one of the works featured in Headbones Gallery’s show, Thaumaturgy, AKA Okanagan Wonders, which opens Thursday and runs until Sept. 22.
Headbones celebrates Okanagan magic oft used metaphor, wonder stands in for the works included in OK Thaumaturgy, AKA Okanagan Wonders. OK Thaumaturgy is an occasion to enjoy a great bewitching.” In order to include artists from throughout the Okanagan and Shuswap — such as Steve Mennie from Salmon Arm and Glenn Clark from Penticton — Headbones’ inclusive boundaries stretch out. During the run of the exhibition, on Sept. 15, Patricia Ainslie (curator emeritus of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary) will launch her book Okanagan Artists in their Studios. Headbones Gallery’s slate widens this year to include all of the artists that are featured in the book, so that OK Thaumaturgy will be presenting a large painting by Bryan Ryley, introducing works by Gary Pearson and showing a substantial and original work on paper by Daphne Odjig. As well, Headbones will feature works by the artists from Okanagan Artists in their Studios who were a part of Okanaganise, Okanaganeyes Okanaganwise in 2011 and Okanicon Iconagan in 2012: David Alexander, John Hall, Joice M. Hall, Jock Hildebrand Ann Kipling. Briar Craig, Fern Helfand and Jim Kalnin have had solo exhibitions at Headbones. Oakes is also featured in Okanagan Artists in their Studios Also showing in OK Thaumaturgy, AKA Okanagan Wonders are Doug Alcock, Amar from Afar, Katie Brennan, Carin Covin,
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Headbones Gallery has assembled works for its annual definitive exhibition that focuses on exceptional output from the Okanagan, OK Thaumaturgy AKA Okanagan Wonders. “We often associate great art with the big city but we have giants here in the Okanagan,” said Headbones owner Julie Oakes. “It’s as if the combination of sun, water, the great outdoors and the headspace of artists meet on another plane to create works above and beyond the specifications of locale. “There may, as in Joice M. Hall’s or Ann Kipling’s landscapes, be reference to actual Okanagan places, but regardless of subject matter, the results brought forth from the creative process of artists in proximity is wonderful.” From the large colour field painting of Heidi Thompson to the self portrait of Glenn Clark in his studio as a nude model poses upon a stand, the styles are wide-ranging. “The high consistency of execution, authenticity and individual vision particular to each work is the resulting magic,” said Oakes. Collins English Dictionary defines thaumaturgy as the performance of miracles or magic. “Many specific spells have been cast by this collection of magicians and although an
Byron Johnston wheels his piece out of his studio for shipment to Headbones Gallery Thursday. Robert Dymytruk, Jen Dyck, Leonard Epp, Diane Feught, Johann Feught, Angelika Jaeger, Byron Johnston, Oakes, Gary Pearson, Alistair Rance, and David Wilson. OK Thaumaturgy runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 22, with opening reception Thursday from
6 to 9 p.m.; admission is free. Headbones Gallery is at 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., Vernon, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 250-542-8987, see www.headbonesgallery. com or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arts It’s lucky 16 for Lipscomb Morning Star Staff
Local singer/songwriter Tanya Lipscomb is ecstatic to be releasing her 10th album on Wednesday at The Hub Arts Collective. The album, Love And Truth, is a genre-crossing, eclectic combina-
tion of tunes compiled from life experiences, past relationships, and spiritual revelations. “As 16 is my favourite number, that’s the number of tracks on the album and it just so happens to be released on my 32nd birthday,” said
Lipscomb. “Backed by an incredible band playing these new tunes, I’ve arranged special performances by a plethora of incredible local musicians.” As well, Lipscomb will show her new art, and recycled textile art (funky clothing) and she promises it will be a night of celebration, music, art and collaboration. Tanya Lipscomb’s CD release party is Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at The Hub Arts Collective, 2906-30th Ave., downtown Vernon. Admission is by donation.
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The Scattered Atoms Quartet (with guest vocalist Kira from Earthbound) leave their Kamloops base for a show at Lorenzo’s Cafe Aug. 24. The jazz/funk band will perform classic blues and soul tunes plus some swinging Latin numbers and a little bit of old school funk to shake the foundations out in Ashton Creek. “For the last six years, we’ve been developing a more jazz oriented sound, but the rule has remained groove, groove, groove,” said guitarist Jon Treichel. For details on the show, call Lorenzo’s at 250-838-6700.
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The Downtown Internet Lounge is celebrating its second anniversary next weekend with a party while at the same time raising money for a good cause. “We’re raising money for an organization that we feel does a great deal for the youth of our community,” said co-owner Josh Brazier. “Keeping up with our tradition, we’re going to be donating the equivalent of our weekend sales to the Boys and Girls Club in free time and month passes. “We did this last year but the response we’ve had and the stories they’ve passed on made them an easy selection as this year’s recipient.” Brazier said the free time will allow the Boys and Girls Club to bring in various age groups to play some of the more family friendly games at the Lounge, particularly Minecraft. “Minecraft is definitely one of the most popular games at our shop,” said Brazier. “If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically an endless world which allows players to build and create almost anything the mind can envision.” He added that the Lounge hands out passes on a monthly basis to one of the participants involved with the Boys and Girls Club. “It acts almost as a positive reinforcement for those setting the right example to others in the program,” said Brazier. “In today’s day and age, it seems like penalizing or disciplining people is the norm, so it’s rather refreshing to see good behavior and positive attitudes rewarded and we’re quite pleased to play a small role in that.” The Downtown Internet Lounge will donate every dollar it makes from 10 a.m. Aug. 16 to 10 p.m. Aug. 18, matched in the form of free time and onemonth passes. “We invite all of our customers and anyone interested in supporting the Vernon Boys and Girls Club to pop down and support a great cause.”
Free cake will also be served at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17. As well, a draw for a free month pass will be held — participants can enter the draw Aug. 16 to 18. No purchase is necessary, and the winner will be contacted the morning of Aug. 19. The Downtown Internet Lounge is at 2913-39th Ave., downtown Vernon. For more details, call 778-4755666.
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Software eases payroll process Graeme Corbett Business Editor
When Evan Drury came to Vernon to work in a bookkeeping office two years ago, he was shocked by the systems that were in place for processing payrolls. Drury knew there had to be a better way. “It’s such a tedious, manual process,” he said. “It’s 2011, so there has to be software that does it automatically. I did research and research and research, and there wasn’t. I was shocked.” Teaming up with Vernon’s Al Jensen, Drury developed a software solution called Payroll Connected. There are similar payroll systems available, but none quite as specific as this one. Like other software programs, Payroll Connected incorporates both payroll and employee scheduler functions into one bundle. But what makes it stand out is that it incorporates B.C.’s labour laws into the programming. The generic competing products simply don’t account for this. The challenge, said Jensen, is that labour laws vary from province to province. For instance, he said the standard work week in B.C. is 40 hours, whereas in Alberta it is 44. That makes a difference when it comes to calculating overtime. “If you’re a B.C. company, this works with B.C. labour laws,” said Jensen, the account manager. “We’re the only software that can boast that.” Incorporating those labour law intricacies, along with all the other software features, is part of the reason it took Drury two years to develop the program. He and Jensen plan to expand Payroll Connected east, going province by province. They are currently in beta testing in Alberta. In using Payroll Connected, the first thing employers need to do is enter their employee information, including rate of pay and position, and then input their work schedules. In order to process a payroll, the employer enters in a pay period end date, and the program does the rest. Using the scheduler (which already has the employee pay rates set — Al in), it is able to calculate regular time, overtime, vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, bonuses, plus federal and provincial tax deductions. It also handles ROEs and T4s. Once complete, the program creates a
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evan Drury (left) and al Jensen are hoping to revolutionize the bookkeeping industry with the launch of the software program Payroll Connected. time sheet and detailed pay slip. Jensen said many businesses today either handle payroll internally, hire a bookkeeper, or outsource to a processing company. He said it can be a hassle, especially for small business owners. “You’re dealing with enough stuff as a small business owner, and that’s what this is for,” he said. “This is for the Jensen business owner that’s got 50 hats to wear.” Drury said Payroll Connected could work for companies with as many as 1,000 employees, but noted that because they charge on a per-employee basis, it also works
“You’re dealing with enough stuff as a small business owner, and that’s what this is for.”
for small business. He also demonstrated that Payroll Connected is fast compared to conventional methods. The software is capable of processing data for 100 employees in about three minutes. “That process usually takes a day and a half (if done manually),” he said. “With everybody else, there’s somebody sitting there doing it, and making human error mistakes.” While it might take business owners a while to learn the software, Drury believes his program will save companies time and money in the long run. “Paying your employees should be one of the simplest things you have to worry about as a business owner,” he said.
Payroll Connected is also flexible in terms of scheduling. Employers are able to view and edit the schedule at any time, and can use built-in filters (such as employee, department or location) to refine a search. Schedules can also be adjusted for instances such as sick days and shift swaps. Payroll Connected allows employers to review the payroll for any errors before it is finalized and wages are dispersed. Once it is processed, the program locks the payroll for that pay period and doesn’t allow for further editing. “As far as Revenue Canada goes, you have a solid record of everything your business did,” said Drury, noting Payroll Connected will always be updated to reflect current federal and provincial regulations.
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any brides and grooms have a special wedding song that becomes the tuneful touchstone of their new partnership. And because we’re now deep into the peak marriage season (according to Statistics Canada, there are close to 67,000 weddings across Canada during June, July and August), this is a great time to take a look at the best financial planning strategies for brides and grooms, so you and your new partner won’t end up having your special wedding song drowned out by the wedding bill blues. Here’s how to cope with wedding costs. Look beyond the hors Andy Erickson d’oeuvres and Champagne, and instead at your long-term financial life. Plan for a terrific wedding within a reasonable, affordable budget, and discuss all of your goals, financial and otherwise. Avoid the lingering costs of a plastic wedding. Put your credit cards away. Pay for your wedding with money you’ve saved, and don’t pay from your investments or retirement fund or you’ll end up paying for your wedding for many, many years. As an example, if you ring up your credit card with $25,000 in wedding expenses, at 14 per cent interest and only make the minimum payment each month, you’ll make your final payment on your 100th anniversary. Stick to your wedding budget. It’s easy to suffer from the wedding budget bulge, but be strong. And while you’re practising prudence, why not set other financial goals. n Here’s a simple budget template to get you going (write down the figures): n How much debt is each of us bringing to our marriage? n How much money have we saved so far? n What is our combined monthly income
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CREDIBILITY IMPORTANT IN INJURY CASES By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, your credibility is extremely important in proving your claim for damages – especially if your injury is a “whiplash” or soft tissue injury. With a whiplash, there may be no objective evidence. Your subjective reports of pain and limited movement may be the only “proof ” of your injury. It’s essential that you are honest and don’t exaggerate or inflate the effects of the accident. The defence (i.e., ICBC) may challenge your credibility. Darryl Driscoll faced such a challenge in a recent court case. Driscoll provided lawn maintenance services. As a result of a motor vehicle accident, he suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck, right shoulder and back, which affected his ability to work and his enjoyment of life.
“should be exceedingly careful when there is little or no objective evidence of continuing injury and when complaints of pain persist for long periods extending beyond the normal or usual recovery.” In Driscoll’s case, the court said that his testimony and evidence was “generally reliable.” Even though he often overstated the facts, this was due to a tendency to speak in extreme statements, not because he was trying to mislead the court. For his pain and suffering, Driscoll received $55,000 (the defence argued he should only get between $10,000 to $20,000). For his past loss of income, he received $30,000 (the defence position was that this amount should be between $5,000 to $10,000). He also received $60,000 for future lost income (the defence claimed he wasn’t entitled to anything for this).
He called four witnesses – himself, his wife and two men who had worked for him. However, in another recent case, He also relied on the written a young woman’s credibility reports of a family doctor was tripped up by her own who saw him at a walk-in Facebook pictures. She claimed Thomas D.A. clinic, a specialist in physical $40,000 in pain and suffering Fletcher Q.C. medicine and rehabilitation, for a whiplash injury, testifying and an occupational therapist. at trial that she could no longer The defence relied mainly on kayak, hike or bicycle. The 10 hours’ of surveillance videotapes of defence contradicted this by producing Driscoll, arguing that his injuries were less photos posted on her Facebook page severe than he reported, based on what the showing her doing these exact activities. videotapes showed. The court assessed her damages at $3,500. The court cited the earlier case of Price v. Kostryba as a reminder of how to assess injuries that depend on subjective reports of pain. The judge in that case said: “The assessment of damages in a moderate or moderately severe whiplash injury is always difficult because plaintiffs, as in this case, are usually genuine, decent people who honestly try to be as objective and as factual as they can.” But, added the judge, courts
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Guides and visitors are on the lookout for game while in the Maasai Mara Reserve. At our second landing, a bar has been set up behind the waiting jeep. Champagne corks pop. Snacks are laid out on silver salvers. My sister gives me a “don’t expect anything like this where we are going…” look! At the next stop, we are the only people to disembark. Josephat, who will be our guide and driver for the next few days, is waiting in full Maasai regalia. Red checkered one piece shuka (body wrap). Beaded necklace. Beaded belt and beaded wristbands. He has a welcoming grin from ear to ear. We climb into the Toyota Land Cruiser and head off. It is hard
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Flush toilets for goodness sake. Want a shower after a long game drive? No problem! Josephat will radio ahead. The system will go into overdrive. A chap will magically appear with buckets of hot water, haul them up the pole and wait until they have drained through the shower head inside. How brilliant is that? There are a couple more details to be sorted out with the camp staff before we set off: What do we want for sundowners? I go with a gin and tonic and sis is predictably back on the vodka! Do we want coffee or tea delivered in the morning? Do we want a bush breakfast and lunch? And yes, we are assured that hot water bottles are standard fare and that Josephat is ours for the duration. “Just tell him when you want to leave and return.” It’s truly all about us.
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LABRADOR — The 16th century Basque whaling complex at Red Bay in southeastern Labrador is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It joins the geological wonders of Gros Morne National Park and the 11th century Viking village at L’Anse aux Meadows in being awarded this prestigious designation. There are only 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador has three of them. Gros Morne and L’Anse aux Meadows are only a few hours apart on Newfoundland’s west coast, while Red Bay is a two-hour ferry ride and an hour’s drive from Newfoundland’s northwest coast, so it’s easy to see all three on the same trip. Red Bay had been declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 1979. The remains of what was one of the first large industrial opera-
tions in Canada had lain hidden for centuries until researcher Selma Barkham combed the Basque archives in Spain in the ‘60s and ‘70s, putting together evidence that led to the discovery of Red Bay’s long-forgotten history. Many years of archaeological work, both on land and in the harbour, followed Barkham’s discovery. Among the finds was the 1978 discovery of the wreck of a loaded galleon, probably the San Juan, which sank in the 1560s. A smaller boat, a chalupa, was also discovered and preserved, and is one of the prime artifacts on display at the site, which is managed by Parks Canada. On nearby Saddle Island, lie the remains of scores of whalers who died far from their homeland between 1550 and 1620, the heyday of Basque whaling. Here, too, are found red clay roof tiles that speak of the southwestern European origins of the people
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Our first jaunt is a huge success. Leopard, cheetah, a large herd of elephants hacking at the few remaining trees around. We are stunned, (as a man, I am actually humbled but won’t admit it) by the stamina of a male lion who returns every 10 minutes to service his exhausted mate! Whether we are admiring crocs, buffalo, giraffes or hippos we
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Commercial and sport sockeye fishing remained closed on the Fraser River system this week, as the Pacific Salmon Commission reported a lower than expected return of fish in what was already expected to be a poor return year. Based on the latest test fisheries, the commission’s Fraser River Panel upgraded its forecast of early summer-run sockeye from 400,000 to 452,000 fish. The following summer run “is either lower than forecast or their migration timing is much later than expected,” the joint Canada-U.S. panel reported this week. The proportion of late-run sockeye through ocean approach areas has increased in recent days. The late run is expected to be dominated by Birkinhead, Weaver and Late Shuswap sockeye, with some from the Portage and Cultus Lake systems. Water level and temperature in the Fraser system is another concern, after a dry early summer. As of Monday, Fraser River water discharge at Hope was 26 per cent lower than average for that date. The temperature was 20.5 degrees, 2.8 degrees higher than average, a condition that would risk high pre-spawning death if it continues. The 2013 run is the next in the four-year
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Wally Morgan Wally died at Hospice House on August 4th at the age of 87. He was born in England and had 4 brothers who became life-long friends. After lying about his age so he could enlist in the British Navy in 1944, he sailed with the Navy to BC. He fell in love with Canada and vowed to return. He immigrated in 1952, and in 1958 he met Helene Sorensen on a tennis court in Penticton. They married in 1960 and were blessed with a long life together full of love, travel, and laughter. Adventurous, they moved back to England in 1961 where their daughter Lise was born. In 1965 they tried their hand at living in Denmark, Helene’s native country, where their son Paul was born. Wally’s attempts to learn Danish became the stuff of legend in the Sorensen family. They settled in Vernon in 1968 after deciding that Canada was where they were meant to be, and together they built a wonderful life here. Wally and Helene joined the Kalamalka Country Club in 1969 and formed friendships with other members that endure to this day. Wally was a content, easy-going man with a tremendous sense of humour and an innate ability to truly enjoy the simplest pleasures in life. Even after his cancer diagnosis in 2010 he remained happy and positive, and his quiet determined battle with cancer was an inspiration to those of us honoured to have shared that journey with him. He loved life, and he loved his family above all else. The world has lost a true old-school gentleman. Wally remains forever in the hearts of wife Helene, daughter Lise Simpson (husband Brian, children Ian and Colin) and son Paul (wife Mary, children Kristen and Kevin). In lieu of flowers, perhaps consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Vernon Hospice House. The family invites you to please join us in a casual Celebration of Life for Wally at the Kalamalka Country Club, on Saturday September 7th at 5 pm.
Coming Events ADOPTION FAIR!
Help rescue dogs find their forever homes at the adoption fair on Sat August 17, 11-3 at Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, #210 2306 Highway 6, Vernon
Information IF you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 250-545-4933
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Community Corner is offering a meeting room for non-profit organizations. Available for day & evening. Contact Elaine Collison @ 250-558-6585 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up appointment.
Lost & Found Found: Custom Ear Plugs on Tronson Rd. To claim call (250)546-8458 FOUND: Small Winnie the Pooh character blanket in the alley behind Super Save Gas, 4415 27 St. Call to identify the character, 250-260-2206, lm.
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(nee Campbell) was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 8th, 1937 and passed away in the North Okanagan Hospice on August 7th, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Cremation preceded the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Vincent Asomugha celebrant. Those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Margaret to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4. A complete obituary will be published in the next edition of this newspaper. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
Judy passed away peacefully in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Thursday, August 1st, 2013. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Edna of Bellingham; granddaughter Natalie of San Francisco; and by grandson Steven of Seattle, Washington. Judy was predeceased by her husband, Louie in 1987 and by her sister, Irene. At Judy’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Judy may do so to a charity of personal choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
EDWARDS, Dennis Roy (Full Obituary to follow) It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Roy Edwards on Aug 7, 2013 in Vernon, BC. Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Vernon Golf & Country Club (800 Kalamalka Lake, Road, Vernon) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
HARTS, Jan Simon Martinus It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Jan Simon Martinus Harts on August 7, 2013 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
Elsie Jean Cumming (Alexander)
February 6, 1943 – April 24, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elsie Cumming on Wednesday April 24th, 2013. Elsie passed from this life with loved ones at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband John Denis Cumming, her daughter Elizabeth (Bill) sons Greg (Christine) and Brad(Annie) her grandchildren, Brittni (Mike) and Tyler, sister Dorothy and brother Bill Alexander of Vernon, B.C. as well as Nieces, Nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her father and mother George and Annie Alexander and her brother Fred Alexander. Elsie was born in Grandview, Manitoba and moved with her parents to B.C. as a young girl. She attended school in Armstrong. She met and married her husband John in Vernon, B. C. They lived in many areas of the province and settled in the Vancouver/New Westminster area where they raised their children. Elsie enjoyed travelling and the outdoors. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held for Elsie at the Hulcar Cemetery, August the 17th at 11:00 am. Refreshments will follow at the DA Centre in Vernon from 2:00 to 4:00 (4214 – 25th Ave, parking in the back off 24th Ave.) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866
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FRANK BYRON CHAMBERS May 17, 1940 - July 28, 2013 Frank Passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home in Enderby BC. Frank will be greatly missed by his children: Shelley (Daryl) Clarke, Carolyn (Les) Camow, Jillian (Steve) Chambers and Trevor (Alison) Chambers. His grandchildren; Delton and Daylon Mosley, Kalvin and Janna Clarke and two great grandchildren Mariah and Daymian Mosley. Also to miss him are his sisters Joan (Cyril) Warriner and Mavis (Dave) Lynds. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Born in Trail BC to Art and Josie Chambers. Frank grew up in Port Moody, BC but spent the last 40 years in the Enderby area. He gave over 30 year’s service to the Federated Co-op in Canoe, BC. Frank was an easy going man who had lots of friends. He enjoyed many camping trips with the kids, fishing, gardening, having a beer by the fire and he loved his angel raised kids. No service will be held at this time. In Lieu of flowers a donation in Frank’s name can be sent to your local SPCA. Dad would like that. We love you dad. Have a good rest. Online condolences can be sent through Frank’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC
NORMAN (NORM) DOWNS It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Norm Downs at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on August 3, 2013 at the age of 82. Norm passed quietly, with the love of his life Audrey, his wife of 26 years by his side. Norm joined the army in August 1950 to fight in the Korean war. He retired 24 ½ years later with the rank of Warrant Officer. He was office manager for Yukon Indian Affairs for 1 year and then was drawn to Vernon where he worked for Canada Employment and Immigration as an Employment Counselor until he retired in 1991. Norm is further survived by son Jim (Nancy) Downs of Salmon Arm; extended family Dale Major of Vancouver; Keith (Sharyl) Major of Calgary; Bruce (Kristin) Major of Topsfield Ma; grandchildren Danielle and John Downs; and step-grandchildren James and Cale Major; Michael, William, Matthew and Thomas Major. He also leaves his siblings Jim Downs of Toronto; Dorothy Godden of Waterloo; and his step brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Ralph (Carole) Hounslow; Myrt (Larry) Blake both of Vernon and Les (Norreen) Hounslow of Kamloops. There are many nieces, nephews and cousins that meant a lot to Norm. He is predeceased by his first wife Myrt, sisterin-law Pat Downs and brother-in-law Donald Godden. A funeral service will be held on August 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home (4303 Pleasant Valley Road) followed by a tea at Desert Cove Rec Center (Head of the Lake Road) at 3:30 p.m. For further information please call Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vernon Jubilee Foundation in Norm’s memory or a charity of your choice.
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We regret to announce the passing of
John Matthew Hollowink Aug 23, 1961 - Jul 31, 2013
Josyfat (Joe) Antoniszak
A remembrance will be held at Vernon Alliance church on Tuesday, August 13 @ 2:00pm.
There will be a tea to follow and visit with family and all are welcome to join.
BEAUREGARD Jerry Paul We are saddened to announce the passing of Jerry Beauregard on August 6th, 2013 in Vernon Hospice House. He will be sadly missed by Michelle and Kerry. We are very grateful to the staff at Hospice House and Dr. Humphreys and the staff at the Vernon Cancer Clinic for their kindness, care and compassion. Jerry was a devoted teacher for 36 years, sharing his love of the outdoors with all whose lives he touched. He celebrated life to the fullest every day and, at his request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to the Vernon Hospice House, 350627th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Jerry’s legacy can be summed up by this quote of Ralph Emerson: “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – this is to have succeeded.” Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
Joe passed away at home on August 1, 2013. He is survived by his daughter-inlaw, Donna; two grandsons, Daryll (Dahnis and Cameron) and Brian; as well as his god daughter, Mary Harasymshyn. Joe was predeceased by his wife Stefanie in 2012; his son Joseph Jr. in 2012 and son Marshall in 1979. Joe was born in Sznok, Ukraine in May 1921. In 1940 he went to Germany to work on the farms. Here he met his wife Stefanie and they were married in 1945. Joe Jr. was born shortly after. When the war finished, they immigrated to Belgium and then onto Canada in 1951, coming to BC shortly after. Joe worked in logging, sawmills, highway construction and orchards. He bought an orchard on Aberdeen Road in Coldstream in 1960. Joe and Stefanie brought their fruit to farmers’ markets throughout the Okanagan. Joe was very involved in the Ukrainian community. He was a key member of the group that built the Ukrainian Village apartments in 1975 and its management until 2012. Joe and Stefanie liked to travel in their motor home, going south for many years. In his retirement years, Joe enjoyed fishing on local lakes as well as regularly attending the A&W coffee club. Services will be held at St Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2210-40th Avenue, Vernon. Prayers will be recited Friday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A lunch will be held after at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com
IN CONSTANT MEMORY OF MY GRANDSON,
ROBERT (ROBBI) KYRSTOPHER CHANNING MOORE WHO LEFT US WAY TOO EARLY ON AUGUST 11, 2012 AT THE AGE OF 42 YEARS.
I did not get to say Goodbye, But my memories of our unique car trips, And all the other fun times we shared, Will always be with me in this life. I miss your big grin, hearty laugh, Your gentle “Hi Gram” whenever we met. Be at peace with God and the Angels, Until we meet again, Lovingly. Gram D
In Loving Memory of
Robert (Bob) Lynwood Chatfield
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June 21/1948 - August 12/2011
We celebrate your life every day. Through music, love & laughter, you showed us the way. Though you are gone and we must stay, we will all be together again, as a family one day. We miss you more than words can say. “Love your family”
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Lost & Found
Sports & Recreation
Vernon & District Animal Care Society Lost & Found Cat Registry
Looking for teams interested in mensâ€™ rec hockey league in Lumby. For info call 250-5476779 days/250-547-6799 eve.
Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.
LOST: #1370 - â€œGreyhoundâ€? - Dark blue/grey, amber eyes, short hair, extra toes on all paws, young adult male. Hospital / Army Camp area. Reward. #1397 - â€œBabyâ€? - Orange / black tabby / calico mix, white bib & paws, sht hair, sp female, tattoo. Crystal Dr., off 43rd Ave., above cemetery. Reward. #13101 - â€œEwokâ€? - Grey with sand shading, long hair, bad left eye, large n male, tattoo. 38th Ave. & 25th St., Bearisto School area. #13104 - â€œMaceyâ€? - Orange tabby, white bib / paws / tummy, sht hair, small sp female, tattoo, purple collar. 24th Ave, VSS area. Reward. FOUND: #1399 - Light grey w/tabby markings, white bib / tummy / paws, sht hair, young friendly neutered male. Corner Mabel Lake Rd. & Shuswap River Dr. near Shuswap Falls. Possibly jumped from car. June 20/13. #13103 - Black, short hair, smal young male, friendly. Centennial Dr near 35th Street intersection. Aug 3/13.
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about any lost or found cat. You may remain anonymous.
Computers/ Info systems
Childcare Available Licensed family daycare, PT/FT, any ages, flexible hrs, mon-fri. Contact 250-309-6804.
Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kamâ€™s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the Kelowna area. Applicants must have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the Kelowna region.
We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to Brandy at our Kelowna terminal:
Wanted Immediately 4 local drivers; We require 4 class 1 drivers for local work; Duties include local deliveries in and around the Okanagan area as well as switches. Must be willing and able to work rotating weekends. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Please fax Resume with Current abstract to 250-546-0600 no phone calls please.
Cards of Thanks
Bill is terribly missed by Polly and his Family.
House of Dwarfs DAY CARE House of Dwarfs Daycare and Preschool is now accepting enrollments for the following programs:
SEPTEMBER PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT Morning Preschool: 9:00 - 11:30
(Includes Snack & Spanish Introduction)
PM Preschool: 2:00 - 4:30
(Includes Snack & Spanish Introduction)
CURRENT ENROLLMENTS Full Daycare Program 30 Months to School Age: 6:30 - 6:00
(Includes Preschool Curriculum, Spanish Introduction, Piano Lessons and 2 snacks)
Before School Care: 6:30 - School Drop Off
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Family Resource Centre Community Dental Access Centre
Help Wanted Wanted experienced Feller Buncher operator, permanent position w/full benefits, in East Kootenays, 220 days/yr. Call 1 (250)349-5415 or fax 1(250)349-7522.
North Okanagan Hospice Society Salmon Arm â€˜Roots & Bluesâ€™
â€˘ Support Worker
Assist clients in managing life issues like grief & loss 100 hr training included: for full description of volunteer roles and training, go to www.vernonfrc.ca
â€˘ Receptionist Assistant
Assist with office duties incl scanning & filing Help new clients complete registration package
â€˘ Fish Tank Expert
Maintain 75 gal tank; partial water changes bi-weekly Knowledge of cold water fish & compatible species
Security Camping crew
Volunteers will receive
Festival Aug 16, 17 & 18
a free pass & a free meal
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Thanks to all Medical Care personnel and Hospice Caregivers. The Memorial Service conducted by Members of the Masonic Fraternity and Concordant bodies under the direction of the Rev. A. Akehurst was beautifully given and very touching.
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Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!
Grateful thanks to all who continue to comfort us in the loss of our beloved Bill Tilson.
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