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A sizeable water main break in front of the building closed the Vernon Public Art Gallery Thursday. The pipe broke shortly before 1 a.m. in front of the gallery on 31st Avenue, resulting in water making its way into the facility. “We are assessing everything today,” said gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant Thursday morning. “We will have to replace the flooring, we’re looking at the drywall and hopefully there is no damage to any of the pieces but that is also being assessed.” Crews were on-scene quickly after the report of the break. “It resulted in a fair amount of water coming out,” said Zee Marcolin, Greater Vernon Water manager. “Crews responded as quick as they could so it wasn’t running too long. They isolated the break.” Repairs were finished around noon Thursday, and 31st Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets will be closed until this afternoon as crews fix the road.

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Crews work on repairing a water main break on 31st Avenue Thursday morning, which caused some damage to the Vernon Public Art Gallery.

Art gallery and museum referendum shelved RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Culture isn’t being abandoned, but placed briefly on the backburner. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee insists it’s committed to pursuing a new art gallery and museum but a referendum must be delayed so costs can be scrutinized further. “Everyone at the table supports arts and culture and wants to be moving forward,” said director Catherine Lord. The prospect of a firm spring referendum has been shelved because a consultant says the total cost for two new facilities is $35 million, significantly higher than the original $17 million. The difference is a result of the original

proposal not including GVAC purchasing city land for the gallery and renovating the existing museum. “Our estimates are very close (to the consultant’s),” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director, of strict building costs only. GVAC’s review will include the size of the proposed buildings. “The gallery is currently at 6,000 square feet and the plan is based on 18,000 square feet. Is there any thought of reducing it?” said director Bob Fleming, adding that such a move would create savings. The review will also consider possible revenue generating opportunities such as rentals. Director Rob Sawatzky says any expen-

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Food drive fills the shelves for holidays

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Soups into this box. Condiments into another. Pasta sauces over here. Volunteers at the Vernon Salvation Army Food Bank were busy Thursday morning, taking hundreds of bags of food out of apple bins and sorting them into hampers, the result of the 36th annual Realtors Food Drive Wednesday night. It’s estimated more than 16 tonnes of food was collected by real estate agents and other volunteers in Greater Vernon. “It was wonderful,” said Dawn Taylor of Re/Max in Vernon, who helped organize the food drive. “It went smooth and all of the volunteers were excited to be doing their thing.” “Some of these volunteers come on an annual basis, some are brand new today,” added David MacBain, community ministries director with the Salvation Army as he watched the food being sorted. “To have their support and organize it all is tremendous. If it’s just in a big pile, it doesn’t help anybody.” The amount of food collected is down from 2012, but there were about 50 fewer volunteers out on Wednesday. This year’s total could be higher as some routes were not covered when it came time to collecting bags of food left out by residents. MacBain’s house, for example, was missed. “I brought my own bag down here today and other people can do that as well,” said MacBain. “If staff has a moment, they can let the people peek in here and see how generous the community has been.” “People can call any real estate agent if they were missed and they’ll be happy to come and get the food,” added Taylor. The food drive captured the attention of Vernon Salvation Army Capt. Ray Lamont, who returned with her husband to their native B.C. five months ago after spending the last six years in Montreal. “Two very enthusiastic thumbs up,” said Lamont when asked her reaction to the food

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David MacBain (left) Anna Lee and ray Lamont (right) of the Salvation Army Food Bank and Steve Bali and Dawn Taylor of re/Max celebrate another successful realtor food drive. drive and the bags of food donated. “I am truly thankful to the generosity of the community to give so willingly to others in need. It’s amazing.” MacBain said Wednesday’s drive will help the food bank into 2014. “It gives us assurance there will be an ample supply to fill the hampers we need into 2014,” he said. Taylor praised grocery chains Safeway, Save-on-Foods and Buy-Low Foods who donated all of the bags to the drive. The apple bins were donated by the B.C.

Tree Fruits Cooperative. Throughout the North Okanagan Thursday, food bank volunteers were busy sorting groceries. In Armstrong, an estimated 7,500 pounds of food was collected during the annual realtors drive Wednesday. “And we just had another person walk through the door with another bag,” said Armstrong Food Bank coordinator Elizabeth Coss at lunch Thursday. In Enderby, about 3,300 pounds of food was collected.

Repairs continue in water main break Continued from A1

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The Art gallery was flooded with water Thursday.

Southbound traffic on 32nd Street (Highway 97), the outside lane, was closed while repairs were conducted to the line Thursday, and there was one block downtown in the morning where businesses were without water. The water main break may have affected customers in downtown Vernon and Mission Hill areas, but as of 1 p.m. Thursday, the line had been flushed and all residents and businesses should have

had water again. Customers were asked to run cold water until it cleared. Those who have health concerns, those with compromised immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection can drink boiled water or a safe alternative. Water quality testing was being conducted in the immediate area of the break. What caused the line to break remained under investigation as of Thursday afternoon.

“If people still want to donate, they can drop off their food at any realtor’s office or at St. Andrew’s United Church,” said organizer Dianne Nadeau. And in Lumby, six volunteers canvassed the village and collected an estimated 2,000to-3,000 pounds of groceries which will help stock the shelves into the new year. “Things were very good,” said Bruce Mackie, chairperson of the Lumby Food Bank Society. “Everything helps and most of this will help us out until probably the end of February.”

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An Enderby area couple has been forced out of their home. Fire roared through the residence in the 700 block of Enderby-Mabel Lake Road just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. “When we arrived, the structure and garage were fully involved,” said fire chief Kevin Alstad. “It’s a total loss.” Firefighters were faced with some challenges, including the electricity being on in the house. “The cold weather didn’t help. We had equipment freeze up,” said Alstad, adding that water had to be trucked in because hydrants weren’t available. A cause for the fire, which started in the garage, has not been determined yet. “There’s a lot of damage. I have a good idea of where it started but how it started is a challenge to determine,” said Alstad. “I need someone to help me pull the metal roof off because it’s laying over everything.” Neighbours took the couple in for the night and it’s believed the couple have insurance.

Man assaulted Morning Star Staff

The public is being asked to help Vernon RCMP solve a serious assault Tuesday. The incident took place at 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 4000 block of 27A Street. Police were called and found a man inside the residence. He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment. “The 42-year-old victim, who is known to police, has serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being Gord Molendyk stabbed and assaulted,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. Police believe multiple suspects were involved in the assault and that they forced their way into the home, seeking out the victim. The investigation is continuing, and police are asking anyone who may have information about the incident, to call them at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Case ends tragically Morning Star Staff

The search for a missing Vernon woman has ended tragically. Quesnel RCMP have confirmed that the body of Susan Jane Durham, 59, was located on Monday. Durham was reported missing Nov. 9 after she left a Quesnel hotel without her personal property. RCMP located Durham and her vehicle after receiving a report of a white Ford Explorer parked on a rural property on a remote logging road outside of Williams Lake, 75 minutes south of Quesnel. No foul play is suspected and the B.C. Coroner Service is now handling this investigation.

Transit shelters on hold Morning Star Staff

Cold temperatures have put a freeze on installing bus shelters downtown. Work has been delayed due to cold weather at 30th Avenue near 35th Street, which was to be closed from Wednesday until today to traffic for installation of new transit bus shelters. The City of Vernon will advise when work resumes.

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resentatives at frequent meetings open to all our members creates a forum for regular two-way communication with the entire business community. “This will make our community a better place to do business.” The bylaw changes also increase the annual general meeting to quarterly meetings, the first of which is expected to be held in January 2014.

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Marijuana petition falls short Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff

B.C’s marijuana referendum has failed to spark sufficient interest locally. As the Dec. 5 deadline approached, Sensible BC organizers for VernonMonashee had a strong representation but fell short of the 10 per cent goal. “We did not hit our target here in Vernon,” said Boyd Goble, local organizer. “We have sent in more then 3,000 (short of our goal of 4,200) Dana Larsen and now we wait till after the ninth to see how the rest of the province did.” The campaign started in September with jurisdictions across B.C. working to collect signatures of 10 per cent of the voting population. While an estimated 200,000 signatures were collected, the number falls short of the minimum 310,000 needed. But Goble says that won’t snuff out efforts. “If we do not succeed this time we will be starting anew.” If the campaign was successful, a referendum would have been held on a Sensible Policing Act, which would decriminalize marijuana possession. Under the requirements of the B.C. referendum law, the group had 90 days to collect the signatures of 10 per cent of eligible voters in every one of B.C.’s

Real estate stable Morning Star Staff

Real estate activity remains stable in the North Okanagan. In November, there were 109 overall sales, the same as during the same month in 2012. However, residential sales dipped 3.3 per cent from 92 to 89 units. “We remain firmly in buyers’ market territory, which can be very challenging for sellers and buyers alike,” said Karen Singbeil, Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board president. “To be competitive, successful home sellers typically have sharp pencils when setting their asking price. While short-term interest rates are expected to remain unchanged, buyers could face less flexible lenders and the risk of rising long-term fixed mortgage rates going forward.” North Okanagan inventory for November saw a nine per cent drop to 1,966 from 2,160 in 2012, and the 175 new listings taken for the month dipped 13.8 per cent from the 2012 level of 203.

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Sorry kids, Santa’s cutting back this Christmas.” That’s the suggestion I’ve been hearing some families consider this year as the holiday season approaches on a tight purse-string. Instead of lavishing children with highpriced gifts, Santa is likely to leave something a little simpler under the tree this year. Times are tight with rents/mortgages, higher food prices (I can’t be the only one who has noticed a steeper grocery bill in the past year or so, oh and have you noticed the price of gas?), climbJennifer Smith ing utility costs, vehicle repairs, etc. So after all the bills are paid, there just isn’t enough to buy little Sally a new iPhone or Johnny the latest tablet (that is unless you want to spend the rest of the winter without heat). I’ll admit, I’ve actually considered cutting Santa out of the equation altogether. No I’m not axing the idea of Santa altogether – he obviously plays a leading role in most children’s Christmas – but just trimming his budget. Instead of waking up to the biggest and best gift labelled ‘From Santa’, there may just be a more affordable present from the big guy. Or perhaps there won’t be anything, depending on how behaviours shape up over the next few weeks. Obviously finances are playing a huge role in that decision. But so too is the fact that some kids these days (and mine is no exception) seem to be spoiled rotten. So why add to that through Christmas?

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I know this is supposed to be the season of giving, but at what price? And isn’t all that giving supposed to be from the heart, not from your savings account? To quote a favoured Dr. Seuss story: “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more.” Santa’s naughty and nice lists could also play a big role in what kids can expect Christmas morning. I remember being told year-round that if I wasn’t good Santa wasn’t going to bring me anything but a lump of coal. Then one year, it happened. I woke up Christmas morning to find my stocking filled to the brim, but my brother wasn’t so lucky. He obviously landed a spot on the naughty list that year and got nothing but coal in his stocking. So I figure, since we’ve had some listening issues this year with my own daughter (she’s four going on 14) why not send a little message from Santa? I’ve already hinted at the idea that she might not make the nice list through a great online tool called PNP (Portable North Pole). These handy videos can be personalized to your child and can rate them on where they might currently sit in Santa’s books. My daughter loved seeing Santa’s video message to her and then a look of terror crossed her face as the naughty-nice-o-meter teetered right in the middle. “There’s still time,” he told her. But that hasn’t sunk in, yet. I’m now on the hunt for a few rocks of coal, just in case (and just maybe a special little gift from mom and dad).

Is it too soon to urge a little peace and good will this Christmas? Probably not. We’ve all seen the alternative, and it isn’t pretty. Some of us, it seems, are so busy pursuing the material side of the holidays that we’ve lost sight of the spirit. Stressed-out shoppers grimly hunting bargains in the aisles, screaming kids with surly parents and couples who look like they’re going to a funeral instead of experiencing the joy of the season. In short, people who bring their bad mood into a retail outlet to share with the staff and other consumers. While this can be a tough time of year if your finances are tight, it doesn’t have to be a fiscal or emotional crisis. After all, the most expensive item in the store is no gift at all if the giver is grinding their teeth about the cost and the resulting damage to their credit rating. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong about giving big gifts, but not at the cost of civility and peace of mind. There are any number of inexpensive ways of celebrating the holiday season that don’t require busting your bank balance or losing your mind. Try asking the people in the stores, nicely, and you might discover some clever alternatives. So this Christmas, a suggestion: if you feel yourself starting to get anxious or angry, pause and take a deep breath and try to keep things in their proper perspective. Try smiling. Do something nice like holding a door open or letting a driver merge in front. It doesn’t cost a thing. Langley Times


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HIGHWAY PRIORITIES Has everyone had a chance to check out the new intersection at Eagle Rock Road? The road crews did a fantastic job putting it together. It's a lot safer for traffic to exit on or off of the highway thanks to the large exit lanes as well as the long merge lane in the middle of the intersection. Lots of new lighting as well, and it only cost $3 million. I live in Vernon and although it's not located in or near Vernon, I have to ask the question. Why did the Ministry of Transportation complete that intersection before doing the ones that are in desperate need of updating right here in town? There are two that in my opinion that need attention sooner than later. Highway 97 at 43rd Avenue and even more so, Highway 97 at Stickle Road. Now, before anybody jumps down my throat, Eagle Rock did need improvements too. I've seen traffic trying to enter Highway 97 from there and it's not easy. When you look at the priority level of these intersections on Highway 97, I'm of the opinion that Eagle Rock would be third in line, No? Maybe there's a large development in the works for the Eagle Rock Road area I don't know. Eagle Rock Road loops around and connects back to Highway 97 further north. It has some farms, homes and a few businesses in the area, as well as the highway maintenance

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yard. Makes one think, did the ministry choose to update this intersection because the local highway crews were having trouble exiting or entering the highway? Maybe, maybe not. In their defense, the speed limit in this area is 100 kilometres per hour and loaded highway trucks or tractors don't accelerate very fast. I know because I drive commercial tractors up and down the valley five days a week. It just seems to me that the ministry should have looked at the other above mentioned intersections for several reasons — fatal accidents at or near each one, population density relative to the area and the sheer volume of traffic that uses them. Before the improvements at Eagle Rock Road, the traffic moved fairly smoothly for the most part — nothing like the chaos we've all seen at Stickle Road and Highway 97 and 43rd Avenue and Highway 97. Especially during summer when we have so many vehicles from out of town travelling through. Michael White TOURISM CENTRE It is time for this council to wake up for a remedial math and logics class. The idea to move the tourist info centre from the highway entrances to our city defies logic and is mathematically flawed. The council wants to spend $300,000 to

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wildlife agencies may respond to legitimate biological emergencies in wildlife populations. Particularly distressing is the fact that, though once abundant over much of North America, the grey wolf inhabits a very small portion of its former range because of widespread destruction of its habitat. In some regions, it is endangered or threatened. I understand the threat to the safety of hikers, family pets, livestock, and rural/woodland residents and I believe in the commitment to ensure that their danger is limited. However, to allow any hunter to kill wolves is a senseless idea, resulting in more damage and distress for not only nature, but the human population as well. Wolves are considered especially challenging to hunt, due to their elusive nature and sharp senses, and they are notoriously shy and difficult to kill, having been stated to be almost as hard to stalk as cougars. I urge you to think about a more respectful, understandable method of limiting the wolf population. A more reasonable endeavour would be to call upon a trained professional to firstly aim to relocate wolves which are threatening. Wolves are the sacred ancestor of our most faithful domestic companion. They deserve respect and careful consideration to ensure their further existence. Brooklyn Kuzyk

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Enderby officials insist they are being prudent fiscal managers and not the Grinch. On Monday, council turned down funding requests from the Restorative Justice Society, the Boys and Girls Club and the Shuswap SPCA. “We definitely are thinking about our taxpayers,” said Coun. Greg McCune. The Restorative Justice Society, which tries to keep offenders out of court and jail, had sought $2,528 from the city. “We believe it’s a good program but we have to stand up to the province,” said McCune, adding that municipalities can’t keep accepting government downloading. “It’s a program they should be funding. They are the worst managers of money. Would it make a difference to fund this program or take another 45 people to Asia (for a trade mission)?” The Shuswap SPCA did not ask for a specific sum of money.

— Greg McCune “With the fundraising they do, our taxpayers can use that money,” said McCune. One of the challenges is that Enderby council is not sure if the community is served by the Shuswap SPCA or the Vernon SPCA. And the Boys and Girls Club was seeking $5,000 for a proposed Enderby youth worker. However, McCune says that existing services in the community are struggling. “We have the resource centre in town with one person on staff and we’re trying to find her more money,” he said.

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Locations are being narrowed down for a digital billboard in Enderby. The $18,000 sign will be located along George Street (Highway 97A) either in the city hall parking lot or next to the Telus equipment station. “We have to get the best bang for our investment,” said Mayor Howie Cyr of needing a site along the busy highway. The goal of the sign will be to inform residents and motorists of activities going on in the community. If the sign is located in the city hall parking lot, that will provide easy access for city staff to manually input information. “If wireless technology was the preferred method for uploading information, the digital billboard should be located within 250 to 300 metres for optimal performance,” said Kurt Inglis, assistant corporate officer. “It is anticipated that city staff would be updating the messaging

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Get ready for a Christmas tradition. With the RCMP making impaired driving enforcement a national priority, enforcement is being stepped up across the country. The annual CounterAttack campaign kicks off Saturday. “Impaired driving is an entirely preventable cause of death and injuries that has immense costs and devastating effects in our communities,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. The RCMP offer up some tips: n If you are planning on drinking, please do not drive. By finding an alternative way home such as public transit, cabs, or a designated driver, you can help ensure that you, and people sharing the road with you, get to their destination safely. n The consequences of impaired driving are massive. You’re risking your life and the lives of others. You can be charged criminally and the ripple effect on you, your family and friends could be huge. n Driving after using drugs, even prescription drugs, is just as dangerous as drinking and driving. n Drug recognition experts can determine that you’re under the influence of a drug and you can be charged with drug-impaired driving. Over the past week, local police officers issued two 24-hour driving prohibitions, one each for alcohol and drugs; four three-day, zero seven-day and five 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions; three drivers were arrested for impaired driving.

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VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Christmas Downtown …

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… now offering hot shaves

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Brett 250-307-7740 • Robert 778-930-2288

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In an unusual move, Vernon School District trustees have given first, second and third reading to approve a capital bylaw which allows the district to proceed with the replacement of five school buses. “I would not normally present something for first, second and third reading, but if we can get our order for buses in quickly, we’ll be the first to get it back,” said secretary-treasurer Lewis Hill. Each year, the district is required to prepare and submit an annual capital plan to the Lewis Hill Ministry of Education for the replacement of school buses. The funding criteria of the ministry is bus age greater than 12 years and more than 325,000 kilometres. This year’s request is for five buses, including two that are wheelchair-equipped. “The bus order needs to be submitted in order that we will get our buses in a timely manner, especially the wheelchair-equipped buses,” said Hill. “The ministry has included the request for a larger bus that have wheelchair lifts.” The board gave unanimous consent to the bylaw in the amount of $525,578. nnn Trustees have once again deferred an increase to the salary they receive for carrying out their duties. Because the B.C. Consumer Price Index has shown a decrease in the cost of living, trustees have decided to not take an increase in the amount of money they receive for sitting on the board. “Some of you will have worked the whole term without getting a raise, but it is consistent with our policies and is based on the index,” said board chairperson Bill Turanski. One third of the trustee indemnity is for expenses incurred while carrying out official duties. Trustee Mitzi Fortin said at the recent meeting of the B.C. School Trustees’ Association, she brought up the fact that Vernon trustees never take an increase in wage. “They all feel we are doing a disservice to the position because we take time from our jobs without being compensated,” she said. Trustees’ annual indemnity is $13,600 for board chairperson, which includes $3,000 for expenses such as gas; $12,100 for vice-chairperson Kelly Smith, which includes $1,500 for expenses; and $10,600 for each of the five trustees. In addition to monthly board meetings, trustees are required to attend numerous committee meetings, PAC meetings and make regular school visits and attend school functions.

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Barb Bridgewater (above) sings carols with the group Counterpoint at the Downtown Vernon Christmas Light Up on 30th Avenue. Nyah Cull, seven, writes a letter to Santa asking for a glass reindeer during Light Up, while Seth Kilmartin, one, plays hockey with the big kids at one of the activities.

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With two preliminary games to go, John Morris’ VernonKelowna rink was in the hunt for a semifinals berth at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings men’s curling playdowns Thursday in Winnipeg. Morris, backed by Jim Cotter (skip’s stones), Ty Griffith and Rick Sawatsky, held third place in the eight-team spiel at 3-2 after falling 8-6 to Sault Ste. Marie’s Brad Jacobs in the lone men’s draw Wednesday at the MTS Centre. The Okanagan crew faced Toronto’s John Epping (1-4) Thursday night. Morris ends the round-robin this morning (6:30 a.m. PT) against Edmonton’s Kevin Martin, who he won Olympic gold with at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. “We’ve been playing extremely well,” said Vernon’s Cotter. “We had a bit of an off-game today (Wednesday), but we’ve put ourselves in a good a position.” Jacobs and Martin, both undefeated at 5-0, met Thursday, the winner advancing to Sunday’s final. The second and third seeds face off in a Saturday semifinal. Two wins would guarantee Morris a spot in the semis, but there are five teams that are also chasing that third position. “It could be messy,” said Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen, who was at 2-3 with Penetanguishene, Ont.’s Glenn Howard and Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton. The champion represents Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7-23. Morris trailed Jacobs 5-2 at the halfway point thanks to a four-point fourth end by the Ontarians. Morris clawed back with deuces in seven and eight. Down two with the hammer in the final end, Morris split the house with one rock on each side after Jacobs’ third Ryan Fry attempted a peel, but could only tick it and remove two Jacobs stones sitting in the four-foot. Jacobs made a cross-house double with his first shot to sit one and Cotter attempted a freeze but was light. Jacobs picked the stone out for the victory. “We didn’t play very well, but we still made it to the 10th end,” said Cotter. “When you’re playing the top teams you

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Skip John Morris (left) urges on sweepers Ty Griffith and Jim Cotter at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings men’s bonspiel at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. gotta go out and make shots and raise your game to another level. “No matter who you’re playing it’ll be tough games. You’ve got to be playing in the 90s and managing games really well.” In the Tuesday night draw, Stoughton conceded an 11-5

loss to Morris. Down 7-5 in the ninth, Stoughton flashed a double attempt and gave up four points to end the game. In the women’s draw, the home-town crowd roared as Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones edged Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 7-6 to clinch first place Wednesday.

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Renz inks NCAA commitment with Lake Superior GRAEME CORBETT

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Ryan Renz hasn’t exactly grown much since he joined the Vernon Vipers as a 17-year-old. He hasn’t really had to. The Castlegar defenceman was already 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds when the Vipers plucked him from the Prince George Spruce Kings at the 2010-11 B.C. Hockey League trade deadline. He has since added an inch and five pounds to his athletic frame, which he has used to punish opposing forwards over 173 regular-season BCHL games. The Vernon captain will keep plying his physical style at the college level after committing this week to the NCAA Division 1 Lake Superior State University Lakers for next season. “I just decided it was a good fit,” said Renz, who hopes to take advantage of some departures in the Laker defensive corps. “They’re losing three dee for next season for sure so it’ll be a good spot to jump in and make an impact my freshman year.” The Lakers are ranked 14th in the NCAA, and Renz likes the direction the program is headed under head coach Jim Roque. “When I talked to the coach, I see him as a very good hockey mind. Since he’s been there he’s been putting together a team that can compete. I’ve put myself in a position to develop for a few more years, and hopefully have a good pro career after that.” Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Lake Superior is Michigan’s smallest public university with an enrollment of about 3,000 students. The Lakers, who play in the Western

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Vernon Vipers’ captain Ryan Renz (middle) celebrates a goal with d-man Jared Wilson (left) and forward Michael McNicholas. Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), won national titles in 1988, ‘92 and ‘94. Vernon’s Sandy Moger captained the team to the ‘92 championship. Said Vernon head coach Jason Williamson: “They had some glory days there, and it’s a program where they’re turning it around. Opportunity and playing time will be there for Ryan if he does his part.” After recording a career-high 26 points in 55 games last season, Renz has struggled with injuries this year. He has just

one goal and three assists in 13 tilts. Renz missed more than a month to an ankle injury in September, suffered during a scrap with Salmon Arm SilverBacks’ captain Blake Box. The 20-year-old is staying in Vernon this weekend to recover an upper-body injury as the Vipers head to the coast for a three-game swing. The Snakes, second in the ultra-competitive Interior Division at 16-7-3-4, battle the Victoria Grizzlies (197-3-1) tonight at Bear Mountain Arena, followed by the Cowichan Valley Capitals (12-19-0-1) Saturday night and the Coquitlam Express (14-14-0-2) Sunday. “I did some skating this week and the injury wasn’t where it needed to be to play three games in two-and-a-half days,” said Renz, who has been out since he crashed heavily into the end boards in a 2-2 draw against the West Kelowna Warriors on Nov. 23. With other injuries mounting – forwards Mason Blacklock and Brendan Persley, and d-man Mark Hamilton are also sidelined – Williamson has moved Michael Statchuk back to defence. He has also called up forwards Blaine Caton (KIJHL North Okanagan Knights) and Lynden Hora (Major Midget Okanagan Rockets) for the road swing. “It’s going to test us with a couple key dee and forwards out,” said Williamson. “But we haven’t really had a full lineup all season. For us to be playing the way we are, we aren’t too worried about it. It’s just ‘go and play.’ “Victoria’s a good hockey club, but they have a few injuries too.” When healthy, Renz is a machine in the gym. Having gone on a marathon RBC Cup run with the Vipers in 2011, he understands the benefits of staying in shape.

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Jones improved to 5-1 and earned a spot in Saturday’s final by stealing a point on the final end when Homan’s last-rock draw was heavy. Six rinks were battling for the last two playoff spots heading action Thursday. On Wednesday, Chelsea Carey of Winnipeg used a 10thend steal to beat Val Sweeting of Edmonton 6-4 to move into second

spot at 4-2. Sweeting, Homan, Heather Nedohin of Edmonton and Sherry Middaugh of Victoria Habour, Ont. were all tied at 3-3, while Stefanie Lawton of Saskatoon (2-4) had an outside chance of reaching the women’s semi. In other games Nedohin stopped Lawton 6-4 while Middaugh needed an extra end to beat Sonnenberg 7-6.

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Charlize Clarke, 12, kicks the pad held by junior instructor Keeley Arnold in the Kee’s Tae Kwon Do Invitational Tournament Saturday at Seaton School.

Knights slip past Steam Morning Star Staff

Brett Hawrys hit the relief valve with a shorthanded empty-netter as the North Okanagan Knights outlasted the Summerland Steam 3-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Tuesday night at Summerland Arena. The Knights’ Blake Culbert blocked a Summerland point shot, and Hawrys was first to the loose puck to put the game away with his sixth goal of the season. The Knights, third in the Okanagan Division at 14-12-0-1, jumpstart a three-game weekend tonight (7:30) by hosting the last-place Princeton Posse (7-16-0-3) at Nor-Val Sports Centre. They visit the division-leading Kelowna Chiefs (20-7-0-2) Saturday before returning to Armstrong Sunday to entertain the second-place Osoyoos Coyotes (16-12). North Okanagan head coach Shawn Webb said Tuesday’s effort was a drastic improvement upon the team’s 6-1 loss Saturday in Castlegar. “We can be so good and we can be so bad,” chuckled Webb. “If we can solve this Jeckyl and Hyde routine, we can definitely makes some noise in our league. “We can look good on paper, but we need to execute. Until we start getting some consistency,

you’re going to see three grumbly coaches.” The Steam (12-12-1-1), featuring Riley Hunt, who was assigned to Summerland this week by the BCHL Salmon Arm SilverBacks, got on the board first with Kienan Scott’s team co-leading 11th goal at 7:09. The Knights replied when forward-turneddefenceman Morgan Johnston (6th goal) walked the line and snuck a heavy wrister through traffic. Hawrys and Dennon Leibel worked the puck down low before setting up Johnston at the point. Culbert (5th) buried the winner as he got rocked in front of the net after a textbook breakout with Tanner Cochrane and Johnston. North Okanagan is 5-1 in its last six outings, and Webb credits the increasing maturity of his 17-yearolds, who are benefitting from the Knights’ veteran leadership. “It’s like ‘You’re a Knight now. You’ve got your 20-plus games underneath you and now it’s time to run,’” said Webb. “The guys have really picked up on the team-first mentality.” Zach Dyment finished with 29 saves for his eighth win. Brett Huber made 20 stops for Summerland. Dyment was particularly sharp in the second period, said Webb. “We kind of let them freewheel for a while.”

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“It’s something that’s underestimated by people as to how long the run to the RBC really is. Once it hits playoff time, it’s just hockey. There’s hardly any time for practice even. “You get a lot of cardio from playing the game, so it’s more about keeping the legs strong in the gym so they don’t wear down in a long playoff series. “It’s been tough with the injuries this year. I try to maintain as well as I can over the season.” Meanwhile, the Penticton Vees leapfrogged the Vipers back into first

place in the Interior with a 4-1 win over the Merritt Centennials Tuesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Trailing by a goal after Jeff Wight scored for Merritt (16-12-2-1) in the first period, the Vees (18-7-1-3) rallied with second-period snipes from Paul Stoykewich, Jack Ramsey, Cody Depourcq and Brett Beauvais. SNAKE BITES: Box also made an NCAA commitment this week, signing with the Army Black Knights. The 20-year-old Texan has 1+10 assists in 30 games...Former Viper d-man Cody Ikkala graduated from the Black Knights’ program last spring.

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Both the Fulton Maroons and VSS Panthers opened the North Zone Senior Boys Basketball League season with one-sided wins Tuesday night. Dale Olson’s Maroons ambushed the Revelstoke Avalanche 107-47, while Glenn Garvie’s Panthers iced the Charles Bloom Timberwolves 92-36. Sanjay Dhand drained 24 points and Mike Rouault rung up 22 to spark Fulton, who open the South Okanagan Hornets Invitational this morning against the Kelowna Christian Knights. The Maroons, should they defeat the Knights, will likely battle

the Hornets in second-round play tonight. Fulton stuffed the Valleyview Vikings 71-51 (Rouault 32 points, Tye Kitzman 17) and lost a 78-74 thriller to South Okanagan (Kitzman 25, Rouault 23 points and 15 rebounds) in tournament play last weekend in Kamloops. The Panthers, who took the Pinetree Timberwolves tournament last weekend in Coquitlam, got 31 points from John Garvie and 28 from Mitchell Pepper versus Bloom. The annual VSS Senior Girls PIT Classic opens next Friday featuring some of the top teams from around the province.

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The Quinnipiac Bobcats got goals from former Vipers Kellen and Connor Jones in a 6-1 win over Massachusetts Minutemen Saturday night at High Point Solutions Arena. Quinnipiac improved to 13-22 (6-1-1 ECAC) and UMass fell to 3-10-2 (1-6-2 Hockey East). Kellen’s eighth of the year made it 1-1. Former Trail Smoke Eater Travis St. Denis scored once on the powerplay to put the Bobcats up 4-1. St. Denis beat Steve Mastalerz over

the shoulder from a sharp angle for the third goal before 3,500 fans. “The power play is big,” said Connor Jones. “It’s a huge part of college hockey. We have two balanced units and that is helping us out.” Connor Jones scored the fifth goal (his 6th) in the third period after Alex Barron pinched to keep the puck in the zone on the near boards and Connor’s brother, Kellen, fed him on the near post. Enderby product Brooks Robinson (Cowichan Valley Capitals) picked up one assist.

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Jacob Brewer (left) of the Butcher Boys Raptors scores as Ryan Bowerman of the Chilliwack Titans tries to get in front of the puck in the Vernon Pee Wee Rec Winter Whiteout Hockey Tournament Saturday at Kal Tire Place.

T-Birds felled in final Morning Star Staff

The Stevenson Mechanical Thunderbirds went through ecstasy and agony in the Vernon Pee Wee Rec Winter White Out Hockey Tournament last weekend. Coaches Paul Wery and (Grandpa) Joe O’Hearn were impressed with the terrific team effort as the T-Birds won three games to reach the Sunday final, where they lost 8-4 to Mission at Civic Arena. Superb netminding was turned in by Jordan Foster and his sidekick Jared Ross as the T-Birds erased a 3-1 deficit and stopped Mission 6-3 Saturday morning. Elias Wery (2), Michael Pusey, Jacob Wettlaufer, Samuel White and Brayden Beacom supplied the offence with White selected game MVP. The T-Birds punished Penticton 9-2 Saturday night with MVP Wettlaufer pocketing 3+2, Jaden Foster counting a deuce and singles going to Beacom, White, Wery and Ryan Vandesande. Landen Harison contributed three assists. It was all Mission in the final as they took an early 3-0 lead before Wettlaufer responded as the first period ended. Mission continued their up-tempo game and outscored the T-Birds 3-1 in the second period with Vandesande top-shelving a bullet over the right shoulder of the Mission goalie. Harison and Wery matched Mission’s two third -period goals. Beacom, playing defence, was MVP.

Bronze medal for Butcher Boys

The Butcher Boys Raptors iced the Kamloops Honey Badgers 4-2 for the bronze medal. Butcher Boys took an early lead on two goals from game MVP Maisun Ang-Hamilton and one from Carter Morris. Ang-Hamilton completed the hat trick in the second period before the Honey Badgers got on the board. Goalies Caenen Wisse and Nicholas Maglio both posted half shutouts in the tournament as the Raptors tied West Kelowna 2-2 and upended Chilliwack 6-4 in Saturday play. Chase Batchelor and Brayden Riguidel scored with Morris assisting both, against West Kelowna. MVP was defenceman Brady Szeman. Nicolas Petty (2), Batchelor, game MVP Jacob Brewer, Szeman and an awesome slapshotfrom the point by defenceman Ethan Schiman, accounted for the offence versus Chilliwack, who led by four goals at one point. Isaiah Wenger scored a beauty with 6:17 left as the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Autobots held off the Talon Benefits Winterhawks 5-4 in Midget Super League play Saturday night at Priest

Valley Arena. Brock Wagner (2), captain Liam Curran and Josh Lerbeck also scored for the Autobots, who got solid goaltending from Jared Larsen. It was 3-0 Bots after 20 minutes. Parker Wadsworth, Brian Ferguson, captain Rowyn Lewis-Hathlerley and Darnell Hauca replied for the Winterhawks, who levelled the score with three unanswered tallies, two 17 seconds apart, in the third period. Colton Annis and Corey Lehoux shared the Hawks’ goaltending. The Vernon Midget Rec Winter Classic opens today with all four local teams in action. The Autobots face South Okanagan at 4 p.m. (Civic), while the Winterhawks tangle with the Semiahmoo Ravens of White Rock at 6 p.m. (PV). The Nedco Coyotes play Castlegar at 6:00 (Civic) and the Vernon Seed Orchard Snakes battle Chilliwack at 8:00 (Civic). The North Okanagan Knights meet the Kelowna Predators at 4 p.m. (PV). The A final goes Sunday at 3 p.m., at Civic with the semis set for 7 and 9 a.m. (Civic). In Bantam Super League action Sunday, the Interior Savings Giants shelled the Five Star Awards Cougars 8-2 at PV Arena. Kimberly Whitelaw, assisted by Kaylan Lawrence, and Chris Moore, from Talon Williams, had the Cougar goals.

Novice Steelers unbeaten in Osoyoos

The Vernon Tim Hortons Steelers got three goals from Deagan McMillan and a deuce from Erik Pastro as they shocked the Kelowna Lightning 7-2 Sunday to finish the Osoyoos Novice Tournament at 3-0-1. Austin Seibel and Bryson Helmer rounded out the Vernon attack. Pastro pulled the hatty as the Steelers grounded the Kelowna Spartans 7-1. McMillan (2), Matthew Kuhnlein and Bryson Helmer also found the net, while Reilly Beer bagged two helpers. Riley Cormier, Conrad Halloran, Chase Hobenshield and Terry Johnson were bold on the back end in support of a stellar Seibel. The Steelers smothered the West Kelowna Predators 16-0 with Seibel producing 3+2 and Kuhnlein earning the shutout.

Summitt Lakers go hard in loss

The Vernon Summit Financial Pee Wee/Atom Lakers lost 13-0 to Salmon Arm. The Lakers’ defence played hard with Kristi Vassberg and Bailey Alexis turning in valiant efforts. Katelyne Andrew, Ivy Scott, and Sarah Claeys battled big-time up front.


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STAR PICKS

WEEK 14

5 MIKE DALY

ROGER KNOX

RYAN NITCHIE

BOB

KEVIN MITCHELL

SHANNON

JENN THATCHER

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2011 champ

Never champ

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Sports Editor

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Last Week: 10-3 Season: 108-69

Last Week: 7-6 Season: 99-78

Last Week: 9-4 Season: 104-73

Last Week: 9-4 Season: 110-67

Last Week: 10-3 Season: 111-66

Last Week: 8-5 Season: 107-70

Last Week: 10-3 Season: 113-64

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Panthers Carolina cruises to victory with Saints still reeling from Monday night. Upset Pick 6-7

Giants Just when I’m ready to believe in the Bolts, they lose at home to Cincy. Upset Pick 5-8

Lions Keep Schwartz from making goofy calls: set Stafford free to play his game please. Upset Pick 9-3

Upset Pick 5-8

Lions Philly has the worst pass defence in the league. Stafford can’t wait to party. Upset Pick 5-8

Raiders Come on, the Raiders are playing the Jets. Who can’t beat the hapless Jets? Upset Pick 5-8

Dolphins This game could have big playoff implications. Finns’ dee is the difference. Upset Pick 5-8

Seattle There is only room for one big dog on the West Coast & underdog or not, Seattle wins.

San Fran Not exactly sure why Seahawks are underdogs but I’ll take Niners at home.

Seattle Kaepernick lacks same mental & leadership skills as Wilson has.

Seattle Short week for Hawks, but game in same time zone. Niners get a dose of Percy. Seattle 31-27

Seattle Will be closer than last hyped big game. Tattooed QB runs for his life and gets hit. Seattle 31-27

Seattle No way the Niners are strong enough to beat this team. Seahawks hot.

San Fran Seahawks don’t play that well away from the 12th man & SF will be up for this one.

Seattle 38-24

San Fran 24-20

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San Fran 17-10

Seattle 27-20

Big test for Rockets Morning Star Staff

In their last three games, the Kelowna Rockets have squeezed out three one-goal wins against B.C. Division opponents. With two formidable Western Hockey League foes coming to town this weekend – Everett Silvertips tonight (7:05) and Kootenay Ice on Saturday – head coach Ryan Huska said his team will need to be better than the one that’s been somewhat fortunate to earn all six points in the last week. “Everett (20-5-4-0) is probably the mostimproved team in the league,” Huska said. “We’re going to have to play with more urgency and energy. We need to show more desperation than what we’ve been seeing.” The Rockets (20-3-0-2) continue to find ways to win, as evidenced by Tuesday’s 4-3 comeback victory over Vancouver. Despite struggling for the better part of two periods, Kelowna tied the game with 17 seconds remaining on a goal by Ryan Olsen, then put it away on Damon Severson’s overtime marker for their 13th win in 14 games.

Meeks tops Challenge Morning Star Staff

Brooke Meeks won the monthly Personal Best Challenge for the Vernon Vortex Speed Skating Club in November. Meeks was under a minute for the first time, while Declan Fitzpatrick followed up close behind with a great personal best by taking 12 seconds off his previous best time. Sam Eddy filled the podium in third place, breaking the 50-second barrier for the first time. Meeks and Jared Eddy are now tied for the overall lead with Nate Benn and Tadhg Boyle in good position to make a late-season run at the championship in the new year. The team is in great shape to take the Coyote Cup out of Kamloops for the first time.

Panthers Seahawk hangover for Saints. Panthers’ dee has blueprint for victory.

REC HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA HOCKEY LEAGUE TUESDAY DEC. 3 Game 1 @ Priest Valley Arena CIDEL MOVING OILERS 6 – Nick Pantaleo 2, Ryan Dubetz 1+5, Jake Stuchberry 1+2, Logan Stockley, Justin Mitchell, Jayson Reardon 4A. Goalie: Danny Robert 19 saves GREEN PUB MOOSE 2 – Mike Jodoin 2, Glenn Mitchell 2A. Goalie: Chris Ashburn 15 saves. Game 2 @ Priest Valley Arena NATION PARTY FISHERMEN 10 – Amar Purewal 4+3, Brian Caron 2+5, Derek Martin 1+3, Kody Merrick 1+2, Elias Wilson, Stockley, KC Harder 3A. Goalie: Rodger Sewell 23 saves. KASPER DENTURE RED WINGS 5 – Jason Kasper 3+1, Greg Taylor 1+3, Mike Glowa 1+2, Jarett Watts 2A. Goalie: Garth Gartner 21 saves.

The VSS Panthers opened the high school wrestling season by claiming four gold and two bronze medals at the Penticton tournament last Saturday. Schools from Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Kelowna were also represented at the tournament, which gave the Panther coaches a chance to see the team’s potential before provincials for the first time in several years of VSS wrestling. The Panthers’ strength is in the lighter weights: Grade 8 Joe Eggert in 38-kilogram class; Grade 9 Sam Eggert in 42-kg class; Grade 8 Tyler Jackson in 48-kg class and Grade 8 Josh Sanchez in 57-kg. All four boys have wrestled for years and all four earned gold under coaches Brad Wyse and Rob Eggert. Second-year wrestler Jarrod Flanders fills the heavyweight divi-

CALENDAR FRIDAY

JUNIOR B HOCKEY – Knights vs Princeton Posse, 7:30 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre. MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Everett Silvertips, 7:05 p.m., Prospera Centre.

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MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY – Rockets vs Kootenay Ice, 7:05 p.m., Prospera Centre.

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JUNIOR B HOCKEY – North Okanagan Knights vs Osoyoos Coyotes, 3 p.m., Nor-Val Sports Centre.

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NOTEBOOK BADMINTON - The Vernon Badminton Club welcomes new members and drop-ins for its 2013-14 season. Play goes 7:15-9:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Coldstream Elementary gym through mid-April. Call Kal at 250-260-1692, or e-mail shuttlevernonbc2012@gmail.com. BASKETBALL - Weekly $5 drop-in basketball goes Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. at Priest Valley Gym. BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU - Classes Mon-Sat with adult, women’s and kids programs available at ShuswapNorth Okanagan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Call head instructor Mario Deveault at 250-804-9262. HOCKEY - Players needed to spare for one team in the men’s 3-on-3 league at the Okanagan Training Rink. Call Mike Burke at 250-307-4110. SPEED SKATING - The Vernon Speed Skating Club is accepting new members. Visit www.vernonspeedskatingclub.com or find them on Facebook...Vernon Speed Skating Club – The Vortex. VOLLEYBALL - Weekly drop-in volleyball sessions go Tuesdays 7:30-9 p.m., and Thursdays 8:15-10 p.m. at Priest Valley Gym. VOLLEYBALL - Referees (you are paid) required for adult rec department leagues. Contact Ann Holmes: involved2@shaw.ca. WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL - Wheelchair basketball goes Thursday nights (7-8:30 p.m.) at Hillview Elementary gym, through Dec. 5. Second session goes Feb. 6-March 13. Able-bodied athletes encouraged to participate. $5 drop-in. Contact Kathy Van der Star at 250-548-4078.

sion at 130+ kg and earned a bronze. First-year wrestlers Calvin Blaeser (Grade 8) and Joel Sol (Grade 9) tasted some success, both winning at least one of their matches and Sol picking up bronze in his weight class. “All our boys are smart, tough, and quick, said Wyse. “It will be interesting to see what they may achieve this season if remaining committed to the sport.” In the new school, the wrestling room overlooks the gymnasium. Said coach Eggert: “We have new mats and quality equipment thanks to the support of our PAC and local businesses. Dr. Rex Hawthorne and Associates supports the team once again this season, making it possible for us to travel to Prince George in February to compete in the provincials.” The Panthers are in the Abbotsford Invitational this Saturday.

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A Canadian tradition will hit the streets of Enderby to help those in need. A Jan. 12 ball hockey event will collect donations for the Enderby food bank. “It didn’t take much coaxing for the Vernon Vipers to embrace the idea,” said organizer Teri Green. “The Vipers are going to be our VIP team and it will include some of their players as well as some well known people in the area.” The event will also include the hockey academy at A.L. Fortune Secondary. “The hockey academy is the opposing team for the Vipers and they are not only playing ball hockey, they are involved in most of the planning and organizing of the event,” said Green. Green is organizing the event under the banner of Five Hole For Food, an organization which travels to communities across Canada and sets up ball hockey games to support food banks. “Their accomplishments to date is having helped 30-plus food banks and raising more than 500,000 pounds of food since they began in 2010,” said Green. “Not unlike other communities in Canada, we have our share of wonderful people who struggle everyday to make ends meet for their families. This city is always jumping first in line to help those who need it the most. I am not asking local businesses to contribute anything except to show their support by telling everyone about the event.” For more information, go to the Facebook page at Five Hole For Food Ball Hockey Fundraiser Sunday January 12, 2014.


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Thump your thymus

uh? Thump my what? Your thymus. The master gland of the immune system that is located just below the upper part of the breastbone (sternum). If you put your chin (or chins – LOL) on your chest you’ll find the right location. Then start thumping — not too hard, not too soft, but firmly. I make a fist and then thump with the flat thumb side and I find it works well. Just for fun you can say, “aaahhhhhh” out loud and give voice to the fun staccato sounds we used to make when we were children. When you are stressed, your thymus gland shrinks. So, you may want to thump Carole Fawcett your thymus on a regular basis – as it boosts your immune system. Your thymus is naturally stimulated – when you laugh, cry or yawn, it gets a mini work-out as it relaxes and expands. In Dr. Annette Goodheart’s book, Laughter Therapy, she writes about a tribe in New Guinea that apparently thumps its thymus glands every morning when it gets up. Just knowing this makes me smile. Goodheart was the originator of the laughter movement in the 1970s and the current laughter movement continues to use a lot of her original ideas. She died a year ago, but I suspect she is somewhere laughing and giving her heavenly thymus gland a good workout. Oh, and here is an interesting little fact. Children’s thymus glands are larger than adults, likely because they have not yet learned how to suppress their feelings. It is a well known fact that children laugh more than adults each day. Just listen to them play together. Sadly, it seems that when we grow up and become more serious, we are lucky if we laugh five minutes out of each day. Laughter tells the immune system to, “turn it up a notch.” And that is because the thymus gland is being massaged. So start giggling. When we are startled, or given some unpleasant news, as Goodheart points out, we frequently inhale and exclaim, “Oh,” and put our hand over the thymus gland. I bet you have done that without even realizing it. You can also lightly tap the thymus gland of your pets and they will love you for it. My pooch loves it. So during this season of flu and colds, if you are not getting your quotient of laughter and jocularity each day, and you know your stress levels are high, add thymus thumping to your daily routine.

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Anyone visiting the Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale can help their neighbours in need. Shoparama runs Saturday and Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Complex and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Vernon food bank. “Last year, shoppers provided food and cash donations worth more than $4,800,” said David MacBain, with the Salvation Army. Among the items needed at the food bank are school snacks, boxed grains (rice, cereals, pastas), peanut butter, pasta sauces, canned tomatoes and personal hygiene items. Gifts will also be collected for the Kiss FM Santa Toy Club. “Thank you for supporting the Salvation Army food bank while having fun shopping for that special Christmas gift,” said MacBain. Shoparama runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Their coats gleam against the brown dirt, dotted with the green moss of the paddock. One tilts his long-maned head where a heavily fringed eye focusses on us humans in the distance. He comes closer, those giant hooves —the size of dinner plates— clip clopping towards us; the ground literally thumping as he nears. Now a hand’s distance away, the striking Clydesdale leans his white blaze and blacktipped nose in for a nuzzle. Our hands instinctively reach out to stroke his auburn fur. A member of two new teams now living at Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen, three-year-old Spike is a friendly giant, while his shyer teammate, Frenchie, also three, lingers in the background content to graze. This is quiet time for the horses. With their brand, new shoes installed just that morning, they are getting ready for what the farm’s Clydesdales, and other visiting horses, have been doing for years: hauling sleighs full of merry theatre patrons for Caravan’s popular winter production. The other new team, consisting of eightyear-olds Jack and Sunny, are about to return to the farm after being trained by their handlers. All four draught horses have come to Caravan courtesy of a campaign which was initially started last year to purchase just one team. However, enough money was raised for another team. Caravan’s latest campaign is to build the horses a new barn. “Three of our older generation horses retired, so we needed to replace them,” said Courtenay Dobbie, Caravan’s artistic director. Looking out to the pasture where a new shelter has been built thanks to the sale of a CD by the cast of this past summer’s production, Head Over Heels, Dobbie’s gaze moves to another part of the field. It’s where Luke, one of Caravan’s stalwart Clydes, died in September. “Right before he died, Luke broke the tree that he loved to use as a scratching post. Now all the horses like to use the part that’s left to scratch themselves on.” The memory of Luke will live on at this year’s winter sleigh ride production, Little Brother, Little Sister, which previews Tuesday and runs for three shows nightly all the way to

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Horses and their handlers line up to haul audiences for Caravan’s winter sleigh ride production. This year’s outdoor play is an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, Little Brother, Little Sister. The play runs nightly at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 to Jan. 4 (no shows Dec. 24, 25 and 30.)

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Courtenay Dobbie visits with three-year-old Clydesdale Spike, one of the new horses at the Caravan Farm Theatre, who will join his teammate Frenchie in their first sleigh-ride production. Jan. 4, past the normal Dec. 31 cutoff (with a few days off for the holidays.) It promises to be the perfect affair for the whole family, and a great way to show off the farm’s new teams, said Dobbie. With the idea to stage an adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairytale, Dobbie commissioned Toronto actor/playwright Adam Underwood, who has acted in some past

Caravan shows, to write the script. “It was nice to find a playwright who has been here and knows the format of a winter show. He knew to make way for the journey between the scenes and has made a route that dramaturgically supports the story,” she said. “The winter show can be tricky. We need to keep it simple as it’s challenging with the audience in sleighs and to improve sight lines. We normally get 8,000 people coming to the shows.” A modern spin on a lesser-known Grimm fairytale, Little Brother, Little Sister has a few similar themes to Hansel and Gretel, in that it features siblings who go wandering off in the woods. But that’s where the similarities end. In this case, the pair runs away to escape their evil guardian, a witch named Ms. Grindle, played by Calgary’s Elinor Holt who is back after playing the much nicer Harquevari in this summer’s Head Over Heels. “As they flee to the forest to escape, she puts a spell on a babbling brook. Anyone who drinks from the brook will turn into a fawn,” said Dobbie. Even though he is warned not to do so, Little Brother can’t help himself and —no spoiler here— he drinks from the brook. Oh, and the curse cannot be reversed. “This one is about the love between a brother and a sister and the difference between siblings,” said Dobbie. “It is very focussed on him and her... Little Sister is the straightest out of all of all of them. She grows up and matures. It shows that hand-in-hand, the older we get, the more we excel and learn to tolerate.” Coming in to direct the show is Anita Rochon of Vancouver’s The Chop Theatre,

who has previously co-directed the farm’s Walk of Terror for Halloween. This is her first time directing a winter production at Caravan. New to the farm is set director Drew Facey, whose design team has created a storybook feel to the story in the same vein as Where the Wild Things Are, sans beasts, well except for one young deer. “We’re having fun with the fawn element,” said Dobbie, adding, “Each set has a curtain that’s drawn to reveal the scene for the element of surprise.” Also new to the Caravan crew is costume designer Deitra Kalyn of Calgary as well as cast member Chris Cochrane as King Roland, ruler of the land and also love interest to Little Sister. Fellow newcomers Rebecca Auerbach and Daniel Doheny play Little Sister, Little Brother, respectively, while Donna Soares is Salma, the stepsister and one half of the wicked duo with Ms. Grindle. Last, but not least, is bumbling but lovable narrator Babbling Brook, played by Bruce Horak, who was in Vernon last winter with his one-man play This is Cancer and also took on the role as the egotistical idiot Bull Withers in Caravan’s 2012 summer production of The Notorious Robber Right and His Robber Bride. “It’s a treat to have some new people along with some of our previous cast and crew; it adds a different aesthetic,” said Dobbie. Audiences will be able to meet the real stars of the show as they are pulled along in those sleighs, laughing all the way. Tickets for Caravan Farm Theatre’s winter sleigh ride production of Little Brother, Little Sister are going fast. Contact the Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469 or at www.ticketseller.ca to book.


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Prince Hans (voiced by Santino Fontana) and Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) fall in love in Frozen. snowman funny when his nose kept coming off? HOWE: Yes I did. FENIN: Or when he was melting? HOWE: Yes, Fenin, I did. TAYLOR: The film couldn’t possibly offend any sane person. Sometimes in kids movies there are jokes for the adults or material questionable for very young audiences. For instance, it might be scary or rude. Frozen is as squeaky clean as the falling snow. It’s a story of magic, acceptance and the power of true love wrapped up in a story you’ve heard before and will hear again. Some of the songs were memorable. I left the theatre with their “main theme” stuck in my head. Still, this one seems to be only for the kids. I applaud Disney for making a film that will stand the test of

time, but it’s a little underwhelming, unless you’re very young. HOWE: Another thing I have noticed in the last few Disney movies is that they have gone away from the princesses (here’s two more to the ever increasing collection of dolls) falling in love with the Prince Charming character and replaced him with a lovable rogue. I just think it should be time for Disney to mix it up a little bit. Use a prince as the main role rather than the same old storyline. Dreamworks did it with Shrek. – Howe gives Frozen 3 sleighs out of 5. – Taylor gives it 3 magical kisses out of 5. – Fenin gives it 5 carrots out of 5. The film is currently showing at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

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On Sunday, Dec. 15, Tapestry Women’s Choir celebrates the Christmas season by presenting two concerts in honour of Armstrong’s 100th birthday.  Entitled 100 Years of  Christmas: A Centennial Celebration, every selection on the program has been chosen to represent the

spirit and style of its decade. “From traditional favourites to modern pop numbers, there are songs to evoke memories for every member of the family,” said Tapestry member Dorianne Kohl. The choir’s special guest for this centennial event will be Armstrong’s historical and heritage expert,

Jessie Ann Gamble, who will share unique moments from the city’s history that relate especially to the subjects of Christmas and entertainment as it was at the time. “Featuring beautiful music, fascinating historical vignettes and an intermission with delicious homemade treats and refreshments, 100 Years of Christmas will

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be a seasonal treat to delight the senses,” said Kohl. Two performances take place Dec. 15 at 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Centennial Theatre in Armstrong. Seating is limited, so

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Hosting a paper salon is akin to a celebration in the art world. It means the walls are laden with works on paper and on the delicate surfaces are more intimate offerings of artists. Whether it is a detailed pencil work or a gestural expression, paper works beg closeness, says Headbones owner Julie Oakes, who is about to open Salonus Papyrus at her gallery on Old Kamloops Road. “When Headbones Gallery was

in Toronto from 2005 to 2010, it would do a summer cross-country exhibition of works on paper wrapping up with an exhibition at Ashpa Naira Gallery (on the westside of Okanagan Lake.) For Salonus Papyrus, Headbones will be airing some of the contents of the flat files, the famous Drawers, bringing out works that were too large to be shown during the crosscountry tours of the past.” Paper works from nearby and afar will laden the walls at

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Headbones. Karl Heinz Boyke and Bodo Korsig from Germany, Adrian Doura of France, and Massimo Busetto of Italy will add a European note, while New Yorkers’ Billy Copley, Jesse McCloskie, Ruth Waldman, Jodi Panas and John Torreano will also be represented. “There will be a presence from Iowa with small, folksy figures by Michael Lane and lithe female figures by Eric Wickes,” added Oakes. Toronto will also be well represented as will Montreal with … the works of Guy Boutin, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, who also brings a strong whiff of El Salvador into his mix, and Daniel Erban. Saskatchewan will be present with drawings by Zachari Logan and Dagmara Genda, artful watercolours by Donna Kriekle, stamp prints by Jefferson Little and cut-out characters by Joseph Anderson. A long/tall figure in charcoal fabric dye and coffee by Srdjan Segan, originally from Serbia, a piece by Mahmoud Meraji (the father) and one by Mehrad Meraji (the son), born in Iran, will bring contributions from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Eric Jerezano and Jesus Mora will help warm things up from Mexico. The Okanagan will be refreshed with paper works by Joanne Salé, Wanda Lock, Judith Jurica, Katie Brennan, Carin Covin, along with a paper wall installation by

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Saturday’s opening reception. “Anyone who was at the last Okanagan Symphony evening, Birthday Bash, will remember the virtuoso performance by this 17 year old who was also a member of the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan,” said Oakes. “She received three standing ovations at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, having captured the hearts, and ears, of the audience.” Saturday’s reception takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at Headbones Gallery, 6700 Old Kamloops Road. Admission is free.

Angelica Jaeger as well as works from Okanagan masters such as Gary Pearson, Fern Helfand, Heidi Thompson and Ann Kipling. “All in all, over 50 artists’ works will have a presence in this exhibition of diversity and excellence,” said Oakes. Because the exhibition will deck the walls of Headbones during the holiday season, the gallery is adding to the festivities with a special concert by the acclaimed Armstrong violinist Colleen Venables, who will perform a selection of classical works at 3:30 p.m. during

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ART SHOWS/GALLERIES CHERRYvILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. The shop is open for the Show in the Snow Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The shop will also be open Dec. 13 to 15 and Dec. 20 to 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. COuRTYARD GALLERY Suite 104, 907 Belvedere St. Enderby. The Little Treasures exhibition includes a variety of original and affordable artwork. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in December until 8 p.m. on Fridays leading up to Christmas. FOR YOuR EYES ONLY GIFT GALLERY 2855 Moray St., Armstrong, 250-309-3364. The gallery celebrates its second anniversary, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring new artist Jolene Mackie, as well as works by Jamie Frazer and Francis Hatfield, artistic fabric woolens carvings by Bert George and more. Enter the free draw to win a gift basket. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. The 2013-14 winter exhibition features the work of Glenn Clark, Destanne Norris and Barry Rafuse among other acclaimed Okanagan and B.C. artists. Winter season hours are Wednesday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., or call for an appointment. GALLERY vERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. North Okanagan Artists’ Alternative members’ open exhibition runs now through Dec. 12. Open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 542-8987. Salonus Papyrus, featuring works on paper by more than 50 artists, opens Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Colleen Venables will give a holiday violin recital Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Ninth annual winter show, featuring local, well-known artists and all original art, will be available in December on virtual tour. Gallery is open daily, Sundays by appointment. ROGERS GALLERY Rogers Bulk Food Store, 4420 Larkin Cross Rd. Armstrong, 1-800-356-8735. Enjoy local artwork in Rogers’ winter show, running until Feb. 15. Showcasing “Ferry Art” from Christine Rawcliffe of Cherryville. Also Sheila Tansey from Lake Country shares her inspiring acrylic stories. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. vERNON COMMuNITY ARTS CENTRE 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, 250-542-6243. Now to Dec. 24, shop at Artsolutely, the VCAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Choose from paintings, pottery, photography, fabric arts, natural products, wood carvings, glass works, ornaments, jewelry, and more. Support 28 North Okanagan artists of fine quality works. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. and Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. vERNON PuBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. New exhibitions include the Canada Council of the Arts supported show by UBC Okanagan professor Stephen Foster: Re-Mediating Curtis: Remix, contemporary artwork by 11 Canadian First Nations artists from the Kama? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective: Transformations, and the VPAG’s members show, Exposed. All exhibitions run until Dec. 23. vILLAGE GALLERY 1961 Vernon St., (Highway 6) Lumby, 778-4733029. Winter hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The gallery is operated by the Lumby Arts Co-op, which displays the work of over 20 artists from the area. The gallery displays work in a variety of media including paint, pottery, jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather and fabric. 

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SHOPARAMA Local performers play live at the Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale at the Vernon Rec. Centre, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the unique sounds of The Gleaners. Papa D Marchand will entertain with light rock tunes and don’t forget local favourite Don Monty. Santa will be dropping in with goodies for the kids. Admission is free. Donations to the Food Bank encouraged. PAuL MOORE AND THE kOkANEE SINGERS Acclaimed tenor Paul Moore leads his local choir for two concerts in the North Okanagan starting Tuesday at Zion United Church in Armstrong. The Kokanee Singers will sing several well known Christmas carols and John Rutter’s Christmas Lullaby.  Moore and the choir will also sing their favourite carols as solos or duets. Admission is by donation, with proceeds to be given to the church. Moore and the singers also perform in concert Dec. 17 at All Saints Anglican Church at 8 p.m. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Upper Room Mission.

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A long standing and popular pre-Christmas tradition, the 61st annual Vernon Rotary Carol Festival returns to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation and entertainment will be provided by more than 20 groups including local children’s, church and community choirs, as well musicians and vocal ensembles. Special guest entertainer is musician Henry Piovesan. Funds from the carol festival go to the Vernon Rotary Club’s annual Senior Spring Breakout. ROCk N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS Legends of Rock n’ Roll presents Zachary Stevenson as Buddy Holly and Lance Lipinsky as Jerry Lee Lewis, with Garry Moore as Little Richard, Darcy Jo Wood as Brenda Lee and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne as Fats Domino and the Legendary Memphis Beats Rock’n’Roll Band featuring “Mr. Sax” Johnny Ferreira for a special Christmas concert, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $43.25 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. CHRISTMAS AROuND THE wORLD Be transported on a magical journey of music and dance in this warm-hearted story of the beauty of Christmas and the unique celebration of culture and the traditions of the nations of the world. Featuring students of Charity Van Gameren, Cherise McInnis from Silhouette Dance Studio, Sareena Nickoli and her Zumba dancers and Neta Petkau on piano, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $25/adult, $22 student/senior, $12 child under seven years old at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. vERNON COMMuNITY SINGERS The singers, directed by Terry Logan and accompanied by Marjorie Close, present Christmas in Our Town, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church. Special guests include Trio 3ttisimo and mezzo soprano Sidney Cummings. Tickets are $10 (children free) available from choir members and at the Schubert Centre. THE REAL MR. D COMEDY TOuR Stand-up comedian Gerry Dee, star and creator of CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D, author of Teaching: It’s Harder than It Looks, and sports reporter on Sportsnet 360 (formerly The Score), appears at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Dee will touch upon marriage, fatherhood and his years as a teacher. Opening is comedienne Erica Sigurdson. Tickets are $59 at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. SADOk ukRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE presents an evening of dance, drama and Ukrainian spirit at the White Valley Community Centre (2250 Shields Ave. Lumby) Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person or $20 for a family of four at the Monashee Arts Council office/Village Gallery at 1961 Vernon St., Lumby, or at the door. TAPESTRY wOMEN’S CHOIR Dec. 15, Tapestry celebrates the Christmas season by presenting two concerts in honour of Armstrong’s 100th birthday.  100 years of  Christmas, A Centennial Celebration features music chosen to represent the spirit and style of each decade. Two performances take place at 1:30 and 4 p.m. at Centennial Theatre in Armstrong.  Tickets are available from The Brown Derby Café in Armstrong (250-546-8221) and at Hungry Jack’s in Enderby (250 838-6811) or from choir members.

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ARMSTRONG HOTEL 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd. 250-546-6642. Jam nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Come on down for good times, fun and some laughs. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Open mic is every Friday starting at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Kim and Kaila Sinclair, first time performers are always welcome. To get e-mail updates send an e-mail to kimsin@telus.net. Karaoke is every Saturday night at 8 p.m. BLuEGRASS NIGHT Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) every second Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments welcome, or just come and sing along. Books provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. BLuE Ox PuB Hwy 6 Lumby. Fifth annual Friday Night Jam, hosted by The Mabel Lickers Band, happens every Friday at 9 p.m. Jamming starts around 10 p.m., so get ready for some good music and fun times. BRANDING IRON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Karaoke is on tonight, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. COLDSTREAM COFFEE HOuSE at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Family friendly acousticstyle coffee house takes place the third Saturday of the month. Those wanting to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Concession available. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. FOLk & FAvOuRITE NIGHT Fourth Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments are welcome. Or just come and sing along. Books are provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. FORTuNES LANDING/HOwARD JOHNSON 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Jam night is Dec. 6 and 20. Karaoke is Dec. 11. Jacquelyn-Rose performs Dec. 13. THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Sunday is Superstar Karaoke starting at 6:30 p.m. No cover. TORO’S PuB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Karaoke is every Thursday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Anita LeBlanc.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 250-546-3056. The Lent Fraser Wall Trio perform Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 on sale at Clark Robinson in Vernon or at the Armstrong Inn Liquor Store. ARMY, NAvY, AIR FORCE CLuB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277. Friday Night Live is tonight with music by PT Cruzer from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. BOuRBON STREET BAR AND GRILL Prestige Inn, 4411 32nd St. Les Copeland and Cameron Ward play every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. BRANDING IRON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Non Prophet Society plays Saturday at 8:30 p.m. No cover. Dec. 14 is Junk Yard Dogs at 8:30 p.m. No cover. DORIAN’S GREEk TAvERNA 3224 30th Ave.,-558-5100. On Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. On Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano. THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. The Goods are in the house tonight and Saturday starting at 9 p.m. No cover. LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Saturday is a Christmas party with Lead Painted Toys. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show is at 8 p.m. $10 cover. LOS HuESOS MExICAN RESTAuRANT 2918 30th Ave 250-2754820. Live Spanish guitar by “El Gitano” Lance Carr Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. RIvER ROCkS BISTRO 409 Cliff Ave., Enderby, 250-838-0005. Saturday is talented honky tonk piano player Brandon Schmor. Starts at 8 p.m. $10 cover. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 98 ENDERBY 909 Belvedere St. 250-838-7283. Dance party the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Vernon JAZZ ClUB 3000 - 31st St. Dec. 14 is Julie Masi, vocalist from Parachute Club fame, performing jazz, R&B, and pop. Doors open at 7:15. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at www.vernonjazzclub.ca.

THEATRE tHe lion, tHe witCH, And tHe wArdroBe Creekside Theatre in Lake Country, tonight at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. is Pacific Theatre’s two-actor adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved tale, which sees Peter and Lucy pay a visit to The Wardrobe as adults. It doesn’t take long for them to get caught up in their reminiscence and relive their journey through a land where it is always winter but never Christmas. Tickets are $20/adult, $18 students/ seniors and $60/group of four at the Lake Country Municipal Hall customer service desk or call 250-766-9309. A smAll mirACle Runaway Moon Theatre presents this play, first mounted in the streets and stores of Enderby in 2001. Directed by Varrick Grimes, it returns to Enderby Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Dec. 14 at 4:30 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children; Thurs. Dec. 12 is pay-whatyou-can. Call 250-838-9890 or visit www. runawaymoon.org for details. CArAVAn fArm tHeAtre This year’s Winter Sleigh Ride Production is Little Brother, Little Sister by Adam Underwood, a tale of the love between a brother and sister, accepting change, and forgiveness; a heart warming holiday show for the whole family to enjoy. Shows Dec. 10 to Jan. 4 (no shows Dec. 24, 25 and 30) at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

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UPCOMING Andrew Allen - Home for tHe HolidAys The Vernon-bred performer and hitmaker, who has been living in L.A. the past year, returns home to play the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with some new tunes, some old tunes, guest performers and lots of festive cheer. Tickets are $35 available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. CHristmAs witH PAUl And melinA And friends Paul and Melina Moore return to the stage for their 16-year tradition of music, magic and mistletoe, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The Moores will be joined by pianist Jim Leonard, jazz diva Judy Rose, City Dance studios, Seaton Secondary School Honors Choir and Valley Vocal Arts singers. Tickets are $25/ adults, $20/students at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. CAdillAC BoB And tHe les CoPelAnd BAnd present an affordable evening of fun and entertainment with their first Rockin’ Honky Tonkin’ Christmas Dance Party and jam session, Dec. 21 at The Elks Hall, Vernon. Bring your dancing shoes and cut a rug! Doors open at 6 p.m. Show time is at 7 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5 at door. okAnAgAn symPHony orCHestrA The symphony presents Handel’s Messiah Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. A wonderful quartet of soloists and the OSO Chorus join the OSO to fill the stage with music. By turns contemplative and glorious, this is a well loved tradition guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are $44/adult, $35/senior 65+, $20/youth 18 or younger at the Ticket Seller. Call 250-549-7469 or order at www.ticketseller.ca.

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Nov. 2: Born to Dave and Sandy Rennie of Falkland, a boy, 7 lbs. 9 oz., named Shelby Kalen James. A brother for Morgan, 8; Avery, 6; Casey, 4; Kaden, 2. A grandson for Hank and Edith Reger of Lumby, B.C.; Michael and Karin Hertel of Vernon, B.C. Nov. 9: Born to Heather and Jeremy of Vernon, a boy, 10 lbs. 4 oz., named Benjamin John Kwantes. A brother for Noah, 4; Claire, 1 1/2. A grandson for Babee and Paké of Vernon, B.C.; GG and Grandad of Coquitlam, B.C. A great-grandson for Beppe of Kamloops, B.C.; Baba and Papa of Vernon; Nanny of Coquitlam. Nov. 16: Born to Pamela New Additions Garratt and Stephen Papps of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 1 oz., named Renee Elizabeth Lisa Papps. A sister for Makayla, 17. A granddaughter for Doreen and Don Roper of Coldstream, B.C.; Jack and Bev Papps of Armstrong, B.C.; Doug and Gisele Orton of Vernon, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Joe and Marie-Angé Ricard of St. Claude, Man. Nov. 18: Born to Stan and Hannah Vis of Armstrong, a girl, 7 lbs. 15 oz., named Ava Charlotte. A granddaughter for David and Janet Makepeace of Abbotsford, B.C.; Ken and Jane Deruiter of Armstrong, B.C. A great-granddaughter for Martha Sugden of Oliver, B.C.; Harriet Van Hofwegen of Hull, Iowa. Nov. 21: Born to Anatoly and Nataliya Ufimtseff of Vernon, a boy, 8 lbs. 12 oz., named Andrew. A brother for Evalina, 6; Sophia, 8. A grandson for Audrey and Galina Gulchuk of Seattle, Wash.; Alan and Galina Ufimtseff of Vernon, B.C. Nov. 21: Born to Carlos and Jocelyn Thomas of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 9 lbs. 3 oz., named Emma. A sister for Sean, 12. A granddaughter for Consuelo Bermudez of Vernon; Maria Teresa Villatoro of Chiapas, México; Marco Antonio Thomas of Chiapas. A great-granddaughter for Orlean Burton of Vernon. Nov. 21: Born to Rudi and Lana Verlinden of Vernon, a girl, 7 lbs., named Evalina Hope. A sister for Levi, 3 1/2; David, 2. A granddaughter for Nadia and Anatoly Prohoroff of Vernon, B.C.; Alois Verlinden of Gabriola Island, B.C. Nov. 21: Born to Carlos and Jodi Esau of Enderby, B.C., a girl, 8 lbs. 2 oz., named Alexia Brielle. A sister for Abigayle, 5; Tyson, 3. A granddaughter for Jim Schartner, Rodney and Adeline Esau, all of Enderby. A great-granddaughter for John and Coreen Schartner of Enderby; Dave Giesbrecht of Armstrong, B.C.

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Chris Pili (back), Jayar Albano (left), Mark Ashley Delasan and Ericson Quinagon perform at the recent fundraising potluck at Seaton school hosted by the Filipino-Canadian community in Vernon. The $700 raised that night brought the local total to more than $26,000 for the Philippines typhoon appeal. “The outpouring of generosity has been overwhelming,” said Bernie Ramis, organizer and pastpresident of Club Filipino of Okanagan Shuswap. “All the money we raised will help rebuild lives in the Philippines and will help them get back on their feet and be self-sufficient again.” Typhoon Hainan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, claiming more than 5,000 lives and affecting an estimated 10 million people.

Ease into winter with Chinese medicine and yoga Morning Star Staff

Chinese medicine meets yoga in an upcoming workshop at Arise Yoga Studio. “Explore the transient energy of the seasons and find harmony in the cycle of changes when these two ancient arts come together to assist us with a smooth transition into the winter season,” said Jenna Roze, registered acupuncturist with Red Bird Acupuncture Clinic. Roze will team up with yoga therapist Lisa Dumas, studio director of Arise Yoga, in the workshop, taking place Dec. 14 at the studio, with the goal of helping participants to be healthier and happier

during the winter season. “We’ll be centering the core of the day on the Chinese perspective of change and transition during the winter months,” said Roze, who adds that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is attuned to a particular element, internal organs, actions and emotions. “We are at our healthiest when we are aware of the changes around us and are able to adapt.” She said winter is associated with the kidneys/the adrenals and the water element. She will focus on how to integrate these changes through exercise and nutri-

tion, mental and emotional expression and spirituality. “Lisa will guide us through an hour of specific yoga poses and stretches to encourage flexibility and strength in our water element pathways.” During savasana pose, Roze will stimulate an acupuncture point to balance the water element. The workshop ends with a 45-minute guided meditation to consolidate harmony within the body/mind. The workshop runs Dec. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is $70 per person; registration is required by calling 778-475-7616 or e-mail to info@redbirdacupuncture.ca

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Carmen Ruiz (far left) wears a traditional dress from Mexico, while Harpal Dhillon is dressed in mother-of-the bride finery from India, as Sakshi Malhotra is in traditional bridal wear from India, complemented by bangles, gold earrings and necklace at the Interfaith Wedding Celebration Nov. 29 at Durali Villa in Vernon. The latest event from the Interfaith Bridging Project brought a large crowd who came out to sample wedding snacks from around the world, see international fashions, enjoy a movie and even peruse wedding albums brought by the participants. As well, those in attendance were asked to bring a Christmas gift to be given to people in need.

Our tears are kept in heaven. In Israel bottles were placed in empty tombs used to collect tears of mourners at the grave side and then the body. Psa. 56:8: King David asked God to gather his tears, drop by drop, like expensive wine placed in a skin bag used to keep wine in a water bag. Jesus wept over Jerusalem: Luke 37:7-8: Tears and bottle both came with Mary Magdalene washing Jesus feet with precious ointment. We must give our Saviour faith, love and tears.

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but she is not willing to share her toddlers’ time with her husband’s family, including his siblings. I do not get the privilege of babysitting or having the kids over to my house for the day. I am not allowed to pick them up or bring them places. I live nearby, but they never stop over. Rhonda is socially immature, and I believe she is naive as well as selfish. She holds all power and control and is judgmental and unkind. She gives every excuse to avoid us. Her family has tried to reason with her,

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Should I also give up? — Grandmother Missing Out Dear Grandmother: How sad that Rhonda denies her children the privilege of knowing all of their grandparents. Would your son be willing to bring the kids to your home for a visit without Rhonda? And if you can manage it, consider inviting the entire family, including Rhonda’s folks, to your place now and then. We also recommend you work on ways to warm up the relationship with Rhonda. Surely you can find something to admire about her and keep quiet about the rest. We hope, in time, she will realize that what goes around comes around. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Waiting,” who doesn’t like it when the bank tellers chitchat with the customers. I enjoy the personal touch and

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suggest that those who don’t use the ATM instead. — Louisville, Ky. Dear Readers: Sunday, Dec. 8, is The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Candle Lighting in memory of all the children who have died. Please light a candle in the evening at 7 p.m., local time, and remember them with love. For more information, log on to compassionatefriends.org. Editor’s note: In Vernon the candle lighting takes place at Paddlewheel Park at 6:30 p.m., with the doors open at 6 p.m. TCF is an international, non-profit, non-denominational self-help organization for parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age, from any cause. Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., Vernon.

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december 6 kindale thrift store in armstrong having a 25-cent Red Tag Sale on clothing and 1/2 price sale on everything Christmas Dec. 6 to 7. Closed from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 so our volunteers and staff can attend Kindale Community Lunch. the okanagan humane society’s christmas bazaar Annual fundraiser runs until Dec. 24 at The Shops at Polson Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day the mall is open. Christmas items, white elephant table, antiques and collectibles, some furniture, other household items and 2014 calendars. Home baking each Monday. Also, raffle with great prizes. 100 per cent of money raised goes towards care of abandoned cats/kittens and to assist low-income families with the cost of spaying/neutering their pet. Info., Hazel at 250-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. greater Vernon museum & archiVes giVing tree A supporter of the museum has donated hundreds of glass, hand-painted Christmas ornaments, vintage ceramics and glassware, including vintage glass ornaments from the ‘30s to ‘50s. Proceeds from the sale of the ornaments are equally shared by the Salvation Army Food bank and the museum. They can be purchased at the museum anytime Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 21. The museum is at 3009-32nd Ave. Info., call 250-542-3142. artsolutely Until Dec. 24, shop this Christmas at Artsolutely, Vernon Community Art Centre’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Choose from paintings, pottery, photography, fabric arts, natural products, wood carvings, glass works, ornaments, jewelry and more! Support 28 North Okanagan artists of quality works. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24, open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.vernonarts.ca or call 250-542-6243. The centre is at 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park. enderby old time dance club Dance Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at Enderby Drill Hall. Dances held first Friday of the month October until April. Everyone welcome including children, who are free; $6 for adults, $3 for teenagers, includes a lunch. Great exercise and lots of fun. For more info., call Jim at 515-1176. buddhist meditation class with nun Kelsang Chenma Dec. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at W.L. Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr. Class topic will be “The Wisdom of Love.” Drop-in class consists of guided meditations and a teaching. Suggested donation $10, special rates for students and seniors. Info., www.dorjechang.ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. christmas dinner/dance for seniors Seniors Activity Centre in Armstrong, 2520 Patterson Ave., catered by the Armstrong Ladies Club, with a live band. Dec. 6, dinner at 1 p.m., dance 2 to 5:30 p.m. Members, $17; non-members, $20. Get your tickets early! To reserve, call Joy Stratford at 250-546-8907 or Nancy Visser at 250-546-8158.

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okanagan singles 40+ Dec. 6, dance to the music of The Goods at The Green, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Great rock and roll. No cover. Call Dot if attending, 250-542-4042. Dec. 7, appetizers, cards and games night at 7:30 p.m. Bring your cards and games, BYOB and favourite appie. Call 250-558-0602 by Dec. 6 if attending, for the address and to enable planning. enderby old time dance club At the Enderby Drill Hall. Dances held the first Friday of the month October until April. Everyone welcome including children, who are free; $6 for adults, $3 for teenagers, includes a lunch. Great exercise and lots of fun. Info., Jim at 515-1176. falun gong/falun dafa An ancient Qi Gong practice for mind and body, falun gong relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and vitality, greatly improves physical health through five sets of gentle exercises, including a seated meditation. Suitable for people of all ages. Has benefited more than 100 million people worldwide. Based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Classes are free and held Fridays at 10 a.m. at the People Place, 340227th. For info., see www.falundafa.org moVe it and mingle for 50+ Customized fitness done at your own pace, at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club. Meet new people, enjoy increased energy. Tuesday and Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call Shannon at 778-480-9809 or e-mail shannon@VitalityNetworkCanada.com need a Place to meet or eat? Host your events “Under the Spitfire” in our licensed lounge or attractive banquet hall at the ANAF. Affordable rates, accessible facility, ample free parking. Appetizing menu and catering selections. Contact 250-542-3277. east hill community boys’ club Calling all boys ages six to 13 years old for camping, hiking, crafts, games, biking, swimming, skating, floor hockey, basketball and fishing. Call 250545-3926 for more information. elks friday nite suPPers Join us every Friday for Vernon’s most popular and affordable Friday Nite Supper at 3103 - 30th St. (across from Greyhound). You get a home-made cooked meal that includes soup or salad, bun, dessert and coffee at 6 p.m. for only $9. Doors open at 5 p.m. Following dinner we have a mini meat draw and 50/50. Everyone welcome. All proceeds go to children and charities in Vernon. Check out our weekly menu on Facebook. the lumby handyman serVice available for seniors and those with disabilities in an effort to help them stay in their home as long as possible. Jobs could range from fixing a leaking roof, add on a railing, repair steps, doors, windows, etc. For free estimate call Olena at 250-547-8866. the halina carPet bowlers meet Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. New carpet bowlers are welcomed; come on out for a fun afternoon of activity. We are located behind the Rec Centre at 3310-37 Ave. For info., call 250-542-2877. the road home rescue & safekeePing society is a charitable organization that assists animals and their owners in times of emergencies. We are in urgent need of short-term foster

feature event: bethlehem star takes place dec. 6, 7 and 8 his Christmas, take your family and friends on a spectacular journey to Bethlehem. Experience a first-century marketplace, enjoy the live production of Wise Men Still Seek Him; continue your journey into the Christmas Wonderland, where live stills capture the moments when angels proclaimed the good news to the shepherds; Mary and Joseph pondered their new baby; and the Wise Men consulted the skies. Fast-forward to the present day and witness the acts of kindness that make Christmas bright. Hot chocolate and a snack round out your journey, which takes about one hour to complete. Admission is free. Bethlehem Star takes place at Emmanuel Baptist Church tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 7 and 8 from 3 to 7 p.m., both days. The church is at 3412-15th Ave., Vernon.

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homes for animals coming into our care, particularly now that summer is here and the threat of fires is on the rise. Info., see www.theroadhome. ca or call 250-545-1548 or 250-309-0940. adoPt a dog & saVe a Pet’s life Shelters in Cancun, Mexico care for homeless dogs who are spayed/neutered, waiting to be adopted. WestJet will fly in the dogs; all they need is a rabies shot, papers saying they are healthy and vet-checked, all of which can be done by the shelter. See cancunanimalrescue.org or islaanimals.org seniors’ actiVity centre, armstrong We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 50+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. For info., call Joy at 250-546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. arthritis community Vernon & area suPPort grouP Will meet at location and time to be determined. Need arthritis answers and support? Call toll-free 1-866-414-7766 or www.arthritis.ca for more info. or in Vernon, call Carolyn at 250-542-6333. Pregnant? need assistance? For information, support and layettes come visit us at 3105C-31st Ave. The Vernon Pro-Life office is open Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment, call 545-5520. women’s only droP-in sPace A safe space for women to talk to a women’s support worker, have a coffee, access computers, phone and fax and get help with problem solving and referrals to community resources. Located at room #107 in People Place (Independent Living Vernon) and staffed by Women’s Services staff from John Howard Society and Outreach Services staff from Vernon Women’s Transition House. Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vernon & district Volunteer bureau Holds weekly orientation sessions for new volunteers. Tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer and we will help you find a position. Contact us at 250545-0585 or assistant@socialplanning.ca tai chi: good for your health If

you have ever taken the beginner course, would you like to join us? We take new members anytime. A relaxed and fun class, includes some qi gong. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 250-260-4117 or 250542-1984. hiV/aids suPPort & information If you are one of the many in the North Okanagan who is affected or effected by HIV/AIDS and in need of confidential information, support and/or advocacy, call Sharon at NOYFSS, 250-545-3572. the schubert centre We have many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549-4201.

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craft bazaar and bake sale Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Upper Room Mission, 3403-27th Ave. Lots of Christmas gift baskets, wreaths, everything you need for Christmas. Stock up on your Christmas baking. All proceeds to the Upper Room Mission. Vss grad 2014 craft & bake sale Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baking provided by grads and family. Info., Rhonda at becker6@telus.net or Cindy at cinanne@gmail.com.

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jewelery, woodwork, fleece blankets for all ages. Fresh-baked Christmas goodies, apple butter and much more. Home-based businesses as well. Lunch available, fried bread, too. Win a door prize, find that special gift, 50/50 draw. upper room mission boutique Santa is coming! Santa Claus will be at the store Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m., finding out who’s naughty or nice. Swing by 2708-34th St. and see if you’ve made his “Good” list this year. Free candy canes for everyone and bring your camera for a photo with the big guy. Check out our great selection of Christmas items for the last minute shopper too! kelowna singles club dances Rutland Centennial Hall, 180a Rutland Rd. N. Kelowna. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dancing 8 p.m. to midnight. Dress code is dressy casual, no blue jeans, running shoes, jogging pants or baseball caps please. Open bar and snacks available throughout the evening. For more information, call Claudette at 250-762-6907. Dec. 7, music supplied by Bob King, lots of good old rock’n roll tunes from days gone by and a little bit of country. This is the first Christmas dance this month, so feel free to get all dressed up and bring a guest if you want to. Everyone is welcome. Dec. 21, music by Vic & Boys, there will be lots of good old melodies that will get your feet tapping. You don’t have to be a good dancer, just willing to try. Bring a friend, make new ones and have a good time! Everyone is welcome. vernon moy style tai chi & lok hup activity group Saturdays at the Schubert Centre, with Tai Chi practice class 9:30 to 11 a.m., for all who have completed a beginners class. New beginner’s class for Lok Hup will now be 11 a.m. to noon and open to all with some experience of this form. Both classes are weekly, except for the second Saturday of any month when this facility is not available. Each class has an economical monthly fee structure, and conducted with qualified instructors who have many years of experience. We extend a warm welcome to all players including drop in, who wish to practise and improve their form in this convivial setting which has ample parking. Info., call 250-542-9747. meat draw at the royal canadian legion Every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. and 50/50 at our new location, 5101-25th Ave., Vernon. Call 250-545-3295. anaf holds meat draw Every Saturday Proud to be Serving the Community since 1965 starting 2:30 p.m., in the Spitfire Grill. Lunch For more Information visit us at www.schafferresidences.com and appy specials available. special olympics book sale every We are pleased to re-open after a 6 month renovation to provide a Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Special broader range of seniors’ services: Olympics Vernon Store, Alpine Centre, 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd. We have moved to a new • Residential or Complex Care (nursing and full care provided); location in the centre, now in unit #35, top • Assisted Living (meals, laundry, cleaning and light care); row of the complex, next to the railroad tracks. Thousands of cheap quality books; prices range • Respite for short term stays; and from 15 cents to $2. All proceeds go towards • Schaffer Seniors’ Recreation Centre for day recreation (pick operating local programs for Special Olympics up drop off available) Vernon. Book donations are greatly appreciated; they may either be dropped off at the Alpine We are now accepting residents, taking names for a waiting Book Store on Saturday mornings or phone 250list and providing tours of the facility. 545-1287 for pick-up or general information. royal canadian legion branch 189 oyama Meat draw every Saturday at 2 p.m. All members and guests welcome. seniors’ activity centre, armstrong 50 years or older and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. First and third Saturday of the month, it’s Knob Hill Whist at 7 p.m. Annual membership fee is $12. For more information, call Joy at 250546-8907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. meat raffle at the lumby legion Every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. ladies friendship bible coffees Stonecroft Bible Studies invites you to discover Contact: new friendships and Biblical truths in a studyNihal Maligaspe (Director of Care) friendly small group format. Limited time commitment and Bible reference by page number. 250-832-6767 Minimum cost. For more information, call Jean 250-819-1451 (Cell) at 250-542-6468 or Shirley at 250-260-3577. 9455 Firehall Frontage Rd, Enderby, BC needles up! The Vertigo Knitting Circle nmaligaspe@schafferresidences.com meets at Gallery Vertigo from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Directions: Knitters of all experience levels are welcome. From Salmon Arm OR Enderby take Hwy 97B Resident knitting gurus Janet Armstrong and Location: Opposite Gardem Lake Turn off Allison Griswold will help you get started or Look for Schaffer Residence – Green Roof Building. help you over hurdles. Cost is a $5 donation which supports Vertigo’s SMARTIES family

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christmas tea & bazaar Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. Home baking, deli, Christmas crafts, pick-a-bottle, regifting table. Tea/coffee and plate of goodies for $5. Bring your friends, bring your family! shoparama holiday gift sale We promise a merry mix of artisans, entrepreneurs and home-based business. Baking toooo! Gift ideas galore! Entertainment, a visit from Santa, door prizes, concession. Admission is free, however you are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for The KISS FM Santa Toy Club or a donation for the food bank. Please help us make this a very special food bank fundraiser! Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Vernon Recreation Center Auditorium & Gymnasium, 3310 37 Ave. For more info., contact Ingrid at 250542-5983 or shoparama@shaw.ca. Find us on Facebook! cookie extravaganza Dec. 7 at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Dr. Doors open 9:40 a.m., sales begins at 10 a.m. a great opportunity to stock up on baking for the holidays. Come early, as the boxes disappear quickly! christmas backpacks Help brighten the Christmas season for the needy, homeless, lonely and hurting in our community. Filled backpacks are given to guests who access meals and programs provided by the Upper Room Mission. Suggestions for the backpacks: deodorant, soap/body wash and face cloth, toothbrush/tooth paste/dental floss, comb/brush, Kleenex/tissues, socks/ toques/gloves, razors/shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner. Optional items include: hand warmers, pen and pad/puzzle books, gift cards, bus tickets, hot chocolate, candy treat, cough drops. Clearly label the backpack for a man or a woman. Drop off the filled backpacks by Dec. 20 at the Upper Room Mission, 340327th Ave. For more info., call 250-549-1231. westside open market Christmas craft and bake sale Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., New Horizons Hall on Westside Road, next to the fire dept., watch for signs. Christmas ornaments, native

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drop-in art program. Coffee and cookies are served. Home baked goodies are invited. Bring your yarn and needles and join us! We are upstairs at Suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. the north okanagan duplicate bridge club meets Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m., Halina Centre. All bridge players welcome. For info., see www.vernonbridge.com aa meetings on saturdays (X), closed meeting, noon at VTC, 2810-48 Ave. (H) Open meeting 7 p.m., at Vernon Jubilee Hospital Education room basement, 2101-32 Street, Vernon. Meeting, closed, 8 p.m. (H) at Anglican Church, 3205-27th St., enter off 26th St. Meeting, Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) Handicap access. (X) No handicap access. 250-545-4933 free hot lunch for families and children For families with children zero to six years: Saturdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for a nutritious lunch at the Aboriginal Infant and Early Childhood Development Centre, 2905-29th Ave. Call 542-7578. the bx/swan lake community assoc. Visit Web site at www.bx-swanlake.blogspot.com. Contains current information that is important to residents of regional districts B and C such as pine beetle, meat inspection regulation, governance and water issues. the vernon & district animal care society We are a local, all-volunteer registered charity. We need your help to continue our lifesaving spay/neuter and emergency vet care programs for homeless and low-income cats and dogs. Every penny of your taxdeductible donation will go entirely to care for local pets. Info., call 250-542-7203 or see our website at www.vernonanimalcare.com food addicts in recovery anonymous (fa) Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the People Place, 3402-27th Ave., room #2. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? No dues or fees. For more info., call Catherine at 250-549-1747.

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noglo holds snow shoe event Dec. 8, meet at the Sovereign Lake parking lot at 10 a.m. Snow shoe rentals available or if anyone has extras let us know; all welcome. Coffee afterwards. For more information, see www.noglo.com lumby & district wildlife association monthly trapshoots are the second Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., at the clubhouse, for info., contact Norm at 547-6012 or Leroy at 542-1445. worldwide candle lighting in memory of our children All of our lost children, young and old, We gather now and gently hold, Remembering with our every breath, That love never ends, not even in death. With each candle that we light, We feel our children’s spirits burning bright, Every beloved child’s face we see, Forever in our memory. Join the Compassionate Friends at Paddle Wheel Park Dec. 8. Doors open 6 p.m., program starts 6:30 p.m. metis christmas gathering Dec. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m., St. James School, 2700-28th Ave. Ham and turkey provided, bring your pot luck, dinner at 5 p.m. Santa to follow, register your kids 12 and under, at vdmametis.com or call Dianne at 250-542-4474. Kids crafts, Metis bingo and live entertainment. celebrate new year’s eve under the spitfire with BBQ rib dinner, party favours, and live music by popular No Bad Days. Tickets required, only $35 per person. Reserve now to avoid disappointment; call 250-542-3277. supper with santa Dec. 8 at Hullcar Hall, Armstrong. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., potluck supper at 5 p.m. Bring a dish large enough to feed your family and join in. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Parents, please bring a wrapped gift with your child’s name and put into box, Santa will hand out gift. Bring your camera. Please bring a non perishable food item for the local food bank. For more information, call Sherri at 250-546-1944. bosom buddies christmas party Dec. 9 at Renee’s house at 6 p.m. It is a potluck. Please bring finger food and a musical instrument if you play one. Coffee and wine will be provided. If you would like anything else to drink please bring it. Info., Renee at 250-542-6325. Hope to see you all there. s.o.l.d. meets at the People Place at 9:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. Dec. 9: An exploration and discussion about “the Complexity of Giving” facilitated by Ross Fedy. How our seemingly good intentions to give, can potentially impact the “gifted” in unexpected ways. Dec. 16: Guest speaker is Rhian Williams whose topic is “Unacceptable Harm: Landmines & Unexploded Ordnance in Colombia.” Jan. 6: S.O.L.D. member Rosemary Jenkins will present an update on her visits to China. This will be a PowerPoint presentation entitled “Where in the World is Shangilla?” royal cdn. legion 189 oyama ladies auxiliary General meeting Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Legion. Bring a friend. Enquiries at the Legion at 250-548-3521 after 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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SCHEDULE VERNON ALLIANCE CHURCH 2601 - 43rd Avenue 250-545-7105 www.vernonalliance.org

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VERNON FAMILY CHURCH

A Place to call “Home” 3508-25th Ave • 545-7978

Next to Lincoln Lanes Bowling Affiliated with the PAOC of Canada

Sunday Worship 10am Wed. Bible Study 7pm Friday Coffee House 7pm Pastor Dithmar Molzahn

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All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall

Sunday, December 8th at 6:30pm

Speaker: Fred Cardinal Music: Christina Cardinal

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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

a community learning to love like Jesus

Spending time in Worship and God’s Word

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Speaker: Charlie Whitley Weekly Fellowships and Youth

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Pastoral Staff: Ray Bale & Charlie Whitley

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Okanagan Valley Baptist Church is a friendly, God-centered, family focused church that seeks to glorify God, edify the believer and reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love to see you in one of our services. For service times and more information please visit us at www.ovbc.ca or call 1-855.544.OVBC Richard Aulin, Pastor

Kids Program During Both Services PS … Don’t forget, Bethlehem Star today 3 - 7 pm

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Nursery and Children’s program up to age 12 Evangelical Free Church of Canada

Sunday Worship & Sunday School - 10 AM

CATHOLIC CHURCHES

Toddler Care available • Sunday School for ages 3-11

Korean Ministry also (한인예배)

Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM

Rev. Jeff Seaton

3300 Alexis Park Drive - 250 - 545 - 0797 www.trinityvernon.ca

Join us Sunday 10:00am

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OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH

4911 Silver Star Road • 250-542-4028 Pastor Karl & Sherry Popke

10 am Sunday Worship Service

All are Welcome

“Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followers”

Community Baptist Church

LARRY WOELKE PAT STICH

Welcome to P.V. Church 6161 P.V. Road

We believe in the unity of all believers, based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only Hero here!

Christian Education Program 9:30am English Worship Service 10:30am Everyone Welcome!

Coffee & goodies after the service Pastor Al Perry 250-542-7435 (h) • 250-545-7043 (c)

Presbyterian

5661 Silver Star Road (250) 549-3095

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For information on advertising in the Church Directory call Lynnaya 250-550-7916

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Corner of 32 Avenue & Alexis Pk. Dr

9:50 a.m. - Hymn Sing & Worship Service Sermon: “A Candle...of Peace” Rev. Dr. Teresa Charlton

Faith Baptist Church

3908 – 27th Street Vernon, BC • Phone: 250-545-7700 faithbaptistvernon.com • Pastor for Youth & Young Families: Chris Laser Interim Preaching Pastor: Pete Unrau

 www.rccv.org • 250.542.1276 • stjameschurch1@shaw.ca

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Sunday Morning Worship 10am Pastor Trevor Kempner “Finding Faith at Christmas”

10:30 am Morning Worship Service

(Nursery Care available) Sunday School (age 3 - gr.6)

Wednesday 10:30 am Bible Study & Prayer Time Friday 3-8:30pm House of Prayer - Open to anyone to come and go for prayer time

Join Us in Prayer Mondays @ 3:30 PM - Alexis Park Kids Club • Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM - RPM Preteens Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM - Youth Adults • Fridays @ 11:00 AM Seniors Fridays @ 7:00 PM - Amplify Youth 3906 35A Street / 250-542-4135 Check out our website for more info and details at www.alexisparkchurch.com

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end of the year. Shop for something unusual at a bargain price. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your charm and wit will put you into the spotlight. Use whatever chance you get to impress and influence people you want to work with or spend more time with in the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Work diligently to clear up a project that needs to be completed with precision and detail. A chance to spend quality time with someone special will spice up your love life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Refuse to get into a disagreement. Compromise, and you will bypass a situation that is getting blown out of proportion. Make love, not war, and you will have more fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) High energy will get you to the finish line in time to move on to more entertaining activities. Don’t let jealousy stand between you and a romantic evening.

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The 100-click limit is commonly referred to as unrealistic on today’s welldesigned highways. Keith Morgan

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ten (74 percent) rate it as “good” (68 percent) or “very good” (6 percent), while only 22 per cent deem it “bad” (19 percent) or “very bad” (3 percent). Overall, only 16 percent of British Columbians believe that the province’s roads are “not too safe” or “not safe at all” for motorists, while four-in-five (82 percent) consider them “very safe” or “moderately safe.” This is the first of four surveys Insights West will conduct during the next year in partnership with Black Press. We hope these poll findings will find their way in the current speed limit and traffic safety review by the provincial government. This week in Driveway, our “Question of the Week” and “Drives-U-Crazy” spots focus on speed-related issues please participate online.

half of residents aged 55 (48 percent) would like to see photo radar coming back, support is decidedly lower among residents aged 18-to-34 (36 percent) and 35-to-54 (31 percent). I supported photo radar initially because when used in high-collision locations, elsewhere in the world, it has a remarkable record for reducing death and injuries. It never operated that way in BC and soon became public enemy number one where it was perceived as merely a cash cow for greedy provincial government. Residents were also asked about the quality of British Columbia’s roads and infrastructure. More than seven-in-

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suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also percent of residents (and 39 percent of drivers) More than half of true to say that that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in BC would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 percent) believe percent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five percent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the

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Alexandra car shops for herself for once The following three questions are probably what I’m asked most often when someone finds out about my line of work. 1) What is my favourite car? 2) What car would I buy if I had an unlimited amount of money? 3) Do you watch Top Gear? I can’t really say what my favourite car is because there are many I love. Whether it’s a subcompact (Fiat 500 Turbo) to a supercar (Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe), there are just so many good ones to choose from. Let’s skip to question three. Yes, I do watch Top Gear and am thoroughly entertained by it. Any car lover would be. And who wouldn’t fall in love with the British accent? Addressing question number two: What car would I buy if I had an unlimited budget? Well, at this point in my life, that’s not the case. I have yet to win the lottery. But I can refine the question to, if I had to buy a vehicle for my family, what would it be? Currently, we’re the owners of a 2001 VW Cabrio. We imported it from Southern California and have put quite a few kilometres on it. But, we needed something that was bigger, had more trunk space, was preferably a diesel and could make it through the snow. So, the hunt began. It actually began in December of 2012. The better half and I went looking for an SUV. It didn’t matter if it had five or seven seats. We preferred a diesel but were not excluding gasoline options. The first place we went to was the Mercedes-Benz dealership. The ML350 Bluetec was in a new generation and something we were interested in. However, with the options we wanted and a three month wait time, the price was out of our range and the wait was too long. Then we looked into the Mazda CX-9. Granted, it’s not a diesel but a classy car and one that’s nice to drive. Again, the Ford Explorer Sport was not diesel, but a strong contender. Though, the fuel economy wasn’t as

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stellar as we had hoped. We had spent the better part of a 2014 VW Touareg TDI. ALEXANDRA STRAUB road trip in an Acura MDX in 2013 but wanted to wait until 2014 for the all-new version to come out. various trips up the mountain) and best of all, a After taking that for a spin, that was top three on diesel engine. the list. We also fancied the Volvo XC90 and the I’m a huge supporter of alternatives to gas-powJeep Grand Cherokee diesel. ered vehicles, whether that’s diesel, electric or With all these great options, it was hard to narrow hybrids. It only seemed fitting to welcome this type it down. But there was one that we had still not of beautiful machine into our home. looked at. That was the 2014 VW Touareg TDI. Upon recommendation from a colleague, we went It wasn’t hard to fall in love with it. As a VW owner, to Gold Key VW in Langley where our sales rep, it’s something I should have thought about right John Nielsen, was fabulous. Upon entry into the away but for some reason didn’t. Regardless, dealership, we knew exactly what we wanted. He testing it out fit everything we were looking for. joked with us that we were making his job very The Touareg was within our price range, it had a easy. We said we can make it difficult if he wanted! We didn’t. generous cargo capacity, all-wheel drive (for our

The whole process was anything but painful. In fact, it was very pleasant. It seemed as though the other clients of the dealership were also experiencing the same thing. And from what I’ve heard from readers who have emailed me about the car buying process, it is becoming more enjoyable for many people. I’m happy to hear that. With our new addition to the family and smiles on everyone’s faces, we couldn’t be happier. We’ve also driven almost 2,000 kilometres in the first two weeks of having the Touareg TDI at home and have only filled the tank twice. Even better! alexandra.straub@driveway.bc.ca

Dodge RAM 2500/3500 Heavy Duty 2010-2012 A subtle change to the revamped 2010 Dodge RAM Heavy Duty (HD) pickup was the almost complete absence of the Dodge nameplate. There was a time when Dodge was embossed in huge letters across the tailgate and it would soon disappear completely, as “RAM” became dominant. The Crew Cab body was new a addition to the HD truck line of RAM, which was also offered in Regular Cab and Mega Cab body styles and in five trim levels; ST, SXT, SLT, TRX and LaRAMie. The cab choices could also be matched to 1.9 m (6-ft, 4-inch) or 2.4 m (8 ft) cargo boxes with three matching wheelbases plus a huge selection of stand-alone options. Another important 2010 change was the re-introduction of the renowned Cummings Diesel engine option. The addition of particulate scrubbing emission equipment had made the big in-line turbo diesel legal once again in both the US and Canada. This engine offers phenomenal pulling power in addition to fuel-economy and a longer driving range benefits. The 2010 RAM HD also joined GM and Ford in offering an integrated trailer hitch and a trailer brake controller. A nice added feature is that the brake action appears on the instrument panel as a bar graph. This makes it easier for a driver to monitor and adjust controller settings.

The 2010’s towing and hauling capability numbers are also up and rated to pull up to 7,983 kg (17,600 lb) and carry 2,336 kg (5,150 lb) of payload, depending on how it’s equipped. The front axle load carrying ability of 4WD models had also been increased to 2,495 kg (5,500 lb), which meant you could attach an even bigger snowplow. The standard engine is a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 that can supply 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The optional 6.7-litre Cummins inline six-cylinder Turbo Diesel can supply 350 horsepower and a whopping 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated with either a six-speed manual (with an ultra-low first gear) or six-speed automatic with a feature that allows the driver to manually limit its highest gear and a tow/ haul mode. The Cummings is a truck diesel that makes customary diesel engine noses, so it’s far from quiet, especially when you start it up cold. The clatter isn’t so bad when you’re inside the cab, with the windows up, but your neighbours may not appreciate the early morning din. And when you get up to cruising speed on the highway, it’s barely noticeable. Other new features available on RAM HD include an electric shift-on-the-fly 4×4 transfer case, a back-up camera that makes trailer hook-ups easier and a monitor that provides a variety of vehicle information. The cab rides on a new C-pillar

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positioned hydraulic body mounts and there were suspension upgrades plus larger front axle U-joints. Changes for 2011 were minimal, but did include a tire pressure monitoring system and the LaRAMie trim got standard trailer brake control. In 2012, the HD got a six-speed automatic transmission and a RAMBox storage system was expanded to the 6-foot-4 bed. The base engine’s towing capability

was also increased by 2,000 lbs, thanks to a new 4.10 ratio rear end. Big, brash and brawny, the revamped heavy-duty (Dodge) RAM 2500/3500 was reunited with a cleaner, yet more powerful, Cummings Diesel … a match made in truck heaven. continued on page B17


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Price Check - 2010 - 2012 Dodge RAM 2500 (November 2013) Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2010 SLT 4x4 $24,000 to $28,000 2011 SLT 4x4 $29,000 to $34,000 2012 SLT 4x4 $35,000 to $40,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase. Recalls on the 2010 to 2012 Dodge RAM: 2009/2010 - The brake booster input rod may have been installed without a retaining clip and could separate from the assembly, which would lead to a loss of brakes. Dealers will install or replace the retaining clips. 2010 - Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may have a faulty Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) module that may allow the ignition key to be removed prior to placing the shifter in PARK. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the WIN module.

2010 - An improperly formed master cylinder to hydraulic control Bob McHugh unit brake tube assembly endflare that could lead to a loss of brake fluid and reduced braking performance. Dealers will replace the suspect brake tubes. 2010 - In vehicles equipped with the diesel engine and the hydroboost brake system, the 2010 Dodge Ram. power steering reservoir cap may have excessive vent pressure levels, which could result in a brake pedal that is slow to return once depressed. Dealers will replace the power steering reservoir cap. 2008 to 2011 - On certain RAM 2500 and 3500 4x4, RAM 3500 cab chassis 4x2 and 4x4, and 2008 RAM 1500 Mega Cab 4x4 vehicles, the left outer tie rod ball stud could fracture. This condition tends to occur when making a tight turn during low speed parking lot type maneu-

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vers. Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the left outer tie rod end. 2009/2010 - The rear axle pinion nut could loosen and allow the rear driveshaft to detach from the axle, or fully detach from the vehicle. Dealers will install a pinion nut retainer. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

2014 Range Rover sport Ian Harwood

After seeing many old Range Rovers around navigating the back roads and how bulky and cumbersome they look as they spin out rocks attempting a hill climb or how the passengers seem to be bouncing around uncontrollably on what appears to be a very basic interior, I found myself thinking there must be some kind of special group of people that are attracted to this vehicle. Fast forward to today’s version of the Range Rover and you will find an outstanding front end that is easily recognized with the signature grille and projector style headlights. The trend setting side vents on the front fenders that’s is found on other vehicles and copied by the aftermarket. The large rear glass panels that extend up into the roof line making the overall appearance very clean looking and unique. The engine is a 510 horsepower, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 that puts out 461 lb-ft of torque @2500 RPM with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This transmission features Command Shift that

actively responds to your driving habits and road conditions by reconfiguring the shift patterns for optimum drivability in all situations and is mated with a 2 speed electronically controlled transfer case. Four wheel electronic traction control, hill descent control, and four corner air suspension with terrain response not only makes this vehicle maneuver well on the road but can take you on some of the roughest back roads British Columbia has to offer. The terrain response system gives the Range Rover outstanding off-road capabilities, it adapts the response of the vehicles engine, transmission, centre coupling and chassis system to the terrain you’re driving on. It also maintains driver comfort as well as maximizing traction. Terrain response works continuously, but the driver can change the setting depending on the terrain conditions, for example: mud and ruts, snow, or sand. Hill descent control automatically controls and restricts the speed downhill, using anti-lock brake system, and improves driver control on slippery descents. My first impression after climbing into the

cab was of disbelief. I did not expect that level of comfort. The sight lines are amazing and the blind spot was almost non-existent. The rear seats had plenty of room for adults and the cargo area was adequate. The heated leather wrapped steering wheel featured all the controls one needed to operate the equipment without distraction. The front and rear seats are heated. Power tilt/slide front sunroof and a large glass roof over the rear seats allow plenty of natural light in. It is top shelf quality thru and thru. Range Rover has a long history of making safe vehicles, and the Sport model is no exception. Driver and passenger front airbags are designed to

provide head and chest protection, and the front seat side airbags protect against side impacts. There is also a full length curtain airbag to help reduce potential of head injury and roll over ejection for front and rear passengers. Inflatable knee bolster helps protect the driver against leg injury from the steering column. Ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca

Vehicle Details Price as tested: $125,575 Fuel Economy: 16.2/10.4 L/100km (city/Hwy) Warranty: Standard 4 year/ 80,000 km

The most macho classic cars ever We have no desire to wade into the minefield that is the eternal “chick car vs. dude car” argument. But it’s self-evident that the cars on this list most definitely have a “Y” The 930 was like chromosome. In fact, they 911 on steroids positively ooze testosterone: Rob Sass 1. 1966-67 Shelby Cobra 427: Many people aren’t aware of the fact that the fire-breathing Cobra actually started out as a rather delicate British sports car, the AC Ace. Carroll Shelby saw the potential, installed a 260-cubic-inch Ford V-8, and it was good. But a

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427-cubic-inch NASCAR engine was even better along with side-pipes and fat fenders. Performance was blistering and so was the noise. 2. 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda: The new Mopar E-body forever broke the association with the old economy Valiant, and the Barracuda and its stablemate, the Dodge Challenger, a were low, wide and particularly menacing. The 426 Hemi V-8 made it one of the baddest of all time. 3. 1968 Corvette L88: This is the Corvette that ordinary civilians weren’t supposed to be able to buy. It was designed for the track at a time when GM was observing an official racing ban. L88s had no creature comforts (not even a heater) and overheated in the briefest of traffic jams. To further discourage non-racers, GM underrated the horsepower of the 427-cubic-inch engine,

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Betty Marie (McKillop) Keith BeƩy Marie (McKillop) Keith died peacefully in Vernon on Friday, Nov. 29, surrounded by her family. BeƩy was predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Winnifred McKillop, 1ϲ older brothers and sisters and her beloved husband, Gordon Keith. She is survived by her sister, Win Moore, daughters Connie McGregor, Susan MarŬ (Tom), Wam McGregor (Rob), Cathy FenwicŬ (Murray), grandchildren Weter, Kate, :ane, greatͲgrandaughter Raya and assorted grandͲdogs. Born in Arcola, SasŬatchewan in 1927, BeƩy was a Įerce Roughrider fan and a true original. A feisty personality, she delighted in entertaining with her salty sense of humour and prairie stories. Her strong social conscience and poliƟcal views were fostered early in her rural SasŬatchewan upbringing. During BeƩy͛s long career in mental health in Vancouver, she leŌ an indelible marŬ on both colleagues and clients. BeƩy liŬed her literature from Canada and her wine from /taly. At BeƩy͛s request there will be no service. zou did it your way, Mom. zou͛re on your way to Winnipeg to be with Gord. Enũoy that big sŬy. “If you’re not from the prairie you don’t know the sky. You can’t know the sky.” - David Bouchard

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Bernice Alberta Ertmoed passed away peacefully at Heritage Square on December 2nd, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Bryan (Colleen), and Gerry (Trish); two daughters, Bev (Keiran) Wells, and Cheryl (Elroy) Friedrich, all of Vernon; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one sister, Norma (Ron) Sieger; two brothers, Don (Kay) Currie, and Allan (Glennis) Currie, all of Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bernice was predeceased by her loving husband, Fred, in 1997 and by her sister, Myrtle, and her brother, Ronald. Flowers gratefully declined. Those friends wishing to maŬe memorial contribuƟons in memory of Bernice may do so to the Canadian Diabetes AssociaƟon, Suite 3ϲ0, 13ϴϱ W ʹ ϴth Avenue, Vancouver, B. C. VϲH 3V9. CremaƟon arrangements have been entrusted to Wleasant Valley Funeral Home, Whone͗ 2ϱ0 ϱϰ2 ϰ333. Condolences may be oīered at www. pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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Leonard Nels Gregoire April 20, 1929 December 2, 2013

Passed away peacefully in his home at Head of the Lake Road on the Okanagan Indian Reserve. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Virginia Gregoire. Daughters Coralie Gregoire-Egan (Rob), Sharmaine Gregoire (Garry Marchand). Sons Ron Felix, Albert Davis. Godchildren Carl Gregoire, Joanne Gregoire and Stacey Bonneau. Grandchildren Lacey GregoireGabriel (CurƟs), Alexis Gregoire, Ashley Gregoire-Wildcat (EvereƩe), Peter Von Kanel, Jedney Davis and Waylon Davis. Great Grandchildren Devon, Abilynn and Baby Boy Wildcat. Sisters Pauline Gregoire-Archachan, Cecilia Goƪriedson and Marjorie Kaye. Brothers Adam Gregoire and Roddie Gregoire. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

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Over the years Leonard played hockey and baseball. He ran an all-NaƟve hockey team, the Head of the Lake Stampeders. Eventually Leonard went back to his passion of racing quarter horses and thoroughbreds, and holds six track records in Canada and the U.S. In 2011 Leonard was the number 2 trainer in the BC Interior Circuit at the age of 82. Along with horse training, Leonard’s other passion was the revitalinjaƟon of the Okanagan language. Leonard was a proud Okanagan man, Ňuent in his language. He passed it on through his teachings at the Okangan Language Nest, where he taught his grandchildren and liƩle ones aƩending the program. He was a consultant for Okanagan Language Books as well as for the Vancouver Legal Services Society. A quiet reserved man with a big heart, he will be missed by many.

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Leonard is predeceased by his parents Tommy and Mary Gregoire, and brothers Abraham DubreƩ, Siggie Gregoire, JR Gregoire and Jerry Gregoire. Leonard lived a full life surrounded by his family. He was a cowboy from the start. He started exercising Grandpa Francois Gregoire’s horses at 8 years old and was his jockey at a young age. He went on to breaking horses and became a rodeo contractor with his dad, which eventually led Leonard to riding saddle bronc and bulls.

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MUST BE RELIABLE, AND ABLE TO MULTI-TASK. MUST HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENCE AND CLEAN DRIVERS ABSTRACT. MUST HAVE SOME SORT OF INSULATION AND OR CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE. PLEASE FAX RESUMES TO (250)-546-6233 OR CONTACT OFFICE @ (250)-546-3456. Schell Motel is looking for two FRONT DESK CLERKS, full-time position, $13-$18/hr up to 40hr/wk. Resume accepted only by Fax 250-545-2287 or Email: ads3@goldbrooke.com

NIGHT CLERK WANTED 11 pm to 7 am

Job consists of mainly janitorial, some front desk duties and security checks. Fax, email or drop off resume at the Armstrong Inn. Fax 250-546-3464 Email armstronginn@gmail.com GENERAL LABOURERS

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Is now hiring a FULL TIME ASSISTANT MANAGER. Must be available for all shifts, days, evenings & weekends, some heavy lifting, not suitable for students. Drop off resumes to 2501-53rd Ave Vernon or joeyg@c-lovers.ca Little Seedlings Daycare in Armstrong is looking for a Certified Infant Toddler Caregiver to join our team. Call Jennifer at 250-546-3600

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Davidson Lawyers LLP has an immediate opening for an experienced Legal Assistant for our Plaintiff Personal Injury Department. This is a permanent full time position.

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Looking for Taxi Driver in Armstrong asap. Please call Derek at 250-546-6677.

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

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Max Voets Coffee Roasting Ltd. is looking to fill position of barista/coffee house experienced person. Successful candidate will also be responsible for answering phones, taking orders, customer service. This is a full time position. Please drop off resumes in person to 2400 - 53rd Avenue, Vernon.

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NETWORKING / MARKETING POSITION Coldstream Meadows has an immediate opening for a networking/marketing position. This is a part time position from 9 am - 5 pm, Wednesday to Saturday, with possible evening and weekend work as well. This person will be reponsible for powerpoint presentations, representing the company at community events and helping with on site customer tours. We require someone who is enthusiastic, outgoing and energetic. A diploma in marketing is also an asset.

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This course will cover a broad range of skills necessary to ďŹ nd employment in truck driving positions. The learner-centred, experiential program is practical and emphasizes the development of skills through practical and hands-on learning practice sessions.

Help Wanted

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre seeks a part time night janitor. This position is approximately 30 hours per week and a benefits package is available. The successful applicant must be bondable and available for flexible hours on nights & weekends. Please apply in person by filling out an employment application at the Centre’s administration office, at 3800 - 33rd Street, between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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Employment Help Wanted The Vernon Veterinary Clinic is looking for an experienced Part Time Veterinary Assistant. If customer satisfaction is your top priority and multi-tasking is your forte. Please apply to join our fabulous team. Send your resume to vernonvets@shaw.ca or fax: 250-542-1772 Attention: Annette CONTRACT carrier required for door to door delivery, 3 mornings a week. Must have vehicle, be flexible, reliable & prepared for walking. $10.25/hr. Contact Tammy 250-550-7901 or fax 250-558-3468 or email

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DESC SERVICES requires a part time Community Support worker to provide 20 hours of community Inclusion support to an adult with developmental disabilities. Hours may include evenings and weekends. Experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, relevant post-secondary education and a reliable vehicle are required. Pls forward resume with references to descokanagan@shaw.ca

Farm Mechanic Wanted

Coral Beach Farms is looking for a mechanic experienced in working with farm equipment. The position is Part Time from November – March, and Full Time from April – October. During the Full Time season hours will be 40+ hours per week, 6-7 days per week. Pay is dependent on level of experience and certification. Please forward resumes to: jobs@coralbeach.ca. North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Part Time Bartender/Waitress S.I.R. required Enderby Legion #98 - Attn. Dee Phone: 250-838-7283 Fax: 250-838-7235 or email: enderbylegionbar@gmail.com PRODUCTION WORKERS Wood Productionpackaging,assembly, chop saws, Seasonal! $11.00/hr. Fax resume to 250545-7203 or email valleywoodreman@shaw.ca.

Seasonal Farm Laborer

Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd., Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately March 25 to April 1, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or jobs@coralbeach.ca

Medical/Dental CDA with experience and Prostho Module at a busy dental office. 3-4 days/week for Mat Leave possibly leading to permanent position. Drop resume at 3102 34th St, Vernon, BC, or fax 250-545-8942 or email dr.craiggoplen@shawbiz.ca EXPERIENCED Dental Receptionist required for busy office 3-4 days a week. Ideal candidate should have good computer/communication skills and must be a team player. Please drop off resume to 4005 - 27 St. Vernon. Only successful applicants will be contacted

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

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Services

Work Wanted

Painting & Decorating

Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Will do pretty much anything. Large or small. Kris 250-308-4100. Employment Required Entrepreneurial minded business graduate with solid training and experience in sales, accounting, management, desires challenging opportunity. Will consider short term contract, and bus. purchase. Experience: sales, accounting, organizing, marketing, cost - benefit analysis, computer, negotiation, teaching, public speaking, forestry, carpentry. Ph: 250 832-2169 cstrom@telus.net

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Services Mind Body Spirit For Men: Massage $95., also waxing, grooming and skin care. Winfield 9-9 Daily. Alan 250-766-2048

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

Home Care Certified Care Aide, 27 yrs exp, Home care, respite, foot care, master pedicurist. Call Fern 250-260-3949

Kitchen Cabinets Bring your Cabinets back to life with Remedy Cabinets. Renewing and Updating with savings for 21 years. Free estimates 250-309-9673

Misc Services Massage for Men 9-9 daily Winfield - by Al. 250-766-2048

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

Feed & Hay Grass & alfalfa hay for sale. $4-$5 per bale. Also 2nd crop hay $5.50 250-838-6765. Hay for sale.Grass hay alfalfa grass mix 1st & 2nd cut. 250545-1817. Hay for sale Timothy/Alfalfa, 1st & 2nd crop alfalfa. (250) 547-6334 Large round bales of cow feed hay. Small square bales of horse hay. 250-309-5956

Pets

Full Service Dog & Cat Grooming

250-275-1385

Vernon Animal Care Society featured

CAT OF THE WEEK Finn is an adult neutered male long hair. Finn is a handsome sweet cat that prefers a quiet home with no small children and no other pets.

Finn is available for adoption at Crescent Falls Vet Hospital 250-545-8200 7yr old yellow lab X seeking a home where he can be an only pet, completely vetted and neutered, house broken & well mannered. 250-541-7778

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

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Real Estate

Antiques / Vintage

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COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES Sat & Sun 10am-5, or by appt. New Christmas shipment from Sweden now in. 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd) Armstrong 250-546-2529

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Winter shopping = whopping value! • 154 acres with gorgeously renovated home with suite in Falkland for only $689,000! • Wonderful family home in Bella Vista cul-de-sac for only $374,900! • Unique, artistic home with elevator, East Hill only $324,900! • ¾ acre view lot at The Rise, under $200,000! • Creekside 2 bed, 2 bath condo only $198,500! Call today for more details!

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259

Bernina Sewing Machine, decorative stitches & button holer, carrying case, exc cond. $125. (250)546-6152 CHRISTMAS TREES, $25. You cut. 5km to Vernon, Delivery $5. in town. 250-542-8670. CHRISTMAS TREES Experience the magic of Christmas Ranch U-Cut. Dawn to Dusk Daily. Cut your own tree (5-8’) or choose a pre-cut cultured tree (6-13’) tall. Fresh Wreathes, Swags, etc. Highway 6 past Lavington to Dure Meadow Rd. Follow signs to 172 Horner Rd., 250-5476028. christmasranch.ca Drum Set (Camco) 5pc, lots of accessories, good condition. $650.obo; Recumbent Exercise Bike $75. (250)558-6181 German Quarried Crystal Ball 105.938/150mm Antique stand included. $500.firm; Unique Antique Country Style Solid Oak Table 3’8”x4’9” + 2 Leaf $2500.firm; Rare 1970 Malibu Barbie Unopened original $200. firm, 1964 Beatles Ringo 5” $100. firm. 250-3085463 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details. Kirby upright vacuum & shampooer, used 2 years, like new, all acc., Pd $2,000 +. Asking $350. 250-260-7949. Moving sale Royal Albert “Petit Point”, Rosenthal “Studio Linie” china; Misc china pieces; curio cabinet; end table; sofa table; leather love seat & chair; drafting table/chair/mat cutter; 24” paper cutter; storage pantry; beautiful breakfast bar; women shoes like new size 8 narrow 250-545-6497 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791 Treadle singer $250,Make up dresser $200, Drop down dresser $50 250-558-0835 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Livestock

Livestock

Firearms OPEN Pre-Christmas Mondays! Better deals on new & used rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammo, accessories, repairs with friendly service from knowledgeable owners all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Firewood/Fuel Eagle Valley Pellets from Princeton, $175.per ton tax included. 250-549-0042 PINE Firewood. Drycut, split & stacked, 16” lgth. Shortbx $75/ Longbox $90. (250)545-6461

Furniture XMAS COMPANY COMING BRAND NEW QUEEN SET $200. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Heavy Duty Machinery SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. www.scrappappy.ca 250-260-0217.

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

Misc. for Sale

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

Wanted: Kash for copper/ brass- radiators, wire, plumbing. Also clean up yards/metal haul away. 250-546-3556

WHERE DO YOU TURN

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Musical Instruments ALPINE MUSIC SCHOOL Registering for Fall Classes Piano, Voice, Guitar & Drums 250-558-0010

Sporting Goods OPEN Pre-Christmas Mondays! Better deals on new & used rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammo, accessories, repairs with friendly service from knowledgeable owners all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Quality Firearms Buy & Sell. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

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Beth Marks REALTOR® 250.306.2384 Sutton Group Lakefront Realty

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Seniors 55+ 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments Walk to downtown Covered parking From $765 per month Call Troy at 250.546-3933 or cell 250.833-9158

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A New Tradition of Quality Living

1bdrm aparts close to rec centre. N/P, N/S. $600-$700 + utils. (250)307-4948 1bdrm apt. near Hospital, laundry, heat, water, F/S, parking incl. $650. NS, Pets neg, Ref’s req. (250)542-7982 2bdrm condo, 55+, close to all amenities, laundry area, n/s, n/p. $800./mo 250-549-4699

2bdrm, 1bath, East Hill, lg reno’d apt in Heritage bldg, plenty of storage & parking, lg yard, on-site laundry, n/s, n/p, $835.incl util. (250)308-9402 2bdrm, 2bath condo, quiet, clean, 55+building no pets, downtown area $850.+util (250)752-5187. 2bdrm, 2 bath condo,skylight, city view, laminate flooring, 5 appl, in-suite laundry, u/g secure parking, Rent reduced to $850 incl heat & hotwater, avail now, 250-306-6123. 2-LARGE 2bdrm apt’s. $750 & $800/mo.+hydro, NO PETS, Avail Now. 250-869-9788. ARLINGTON APTS 1 & 2 bdrm clean and well maintained, close to downtown & Schubert Centre - SENIORS 250-275-8066 Bachelor & 1Bdrm - Downtown near Schubert Centre, bright and clean, F/S, Heat & Hot Water incl. No pets, $500$600/mo Call 250-308-8500 Belmonte Apartments 1 & 2 bdrm suites available to mature renters. No dogs, building close to downtown $680.00 and up scooter parking. Ask about the move in incentives. 250-549- 5254 CLEAN 1 bdrm + den. $550 month. wpershin@gmail.com, 403-889-7382 HILLSIDE TERRACE. 39th Ave, ADULT, clean & well maintained; 1 & 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P Rent Incentive Available 250-545-5773 Poplar Garden Apartments 4706 20 St. Spacious 3bdrm, 1.5-bath, cats allowed, $875 + Hydro. Call Rhonda or Ken, 250-558-5651 Willow Manor, 1 & 2 bdrm reno’d suites. 50+ Walk to shops $625 & up. 250-549-9177

Open Houses

Open Houses

250-503-7315

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS

1604 31st Street

45+ Building

1 + 2 Bedroom Available Move in Incentives for Seniors • NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator

250-558-9696 250-503-7315 The

CLIFFS

2 bdrm suites from

900

$

per month

All suites include heat, hydro and hot water, F/S, W/D, AC and DW. No smoking / No pets. Lease Incentives possible for new tenants On-site Resident Manager

250-542-1701

Office Space For Rent 1500 - 1800 sq. ft. of PRIME OFFICE space in Downtown Vernon. On-site parking. Great location, newly renovated.

TWO MONTHS FREE RENT. Call to view

250-862-7785 High visible high traffic location dense population area, very affordable rent, many upgrades to the building 3413 30th Ave. Ken 250-851-6240

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm, large, near Fulton school, renovated, w/d hookup, neutered cat ok, no dogs, on bus route. $950 util incl. 250-542-4310 250-308-9738. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Private Laundry room, large unit, new kitchen, bathroom, floors and paint $900/month plus hydro and gas. N/S/no pets. 250309-5582

Mobile Homes & Pads WINFIELD - 2 bd mod home, All appl/shed incl., NS/NP $850 + DD + % of util. 250766-3395

Homes for Rent

Thor Chinchilla REALTOR® PROPERTY MANAGER

250-309-1742 • 2 bedroom renovated home on Kalamalka Rd. 5 appliances, garage, yard. $1400 plus utilities vernonhomes.ca/forrent • 1 bedroom apartment, centrally located, mountain & city views, balcony, 1 stall parking, utilities incl except hydro. $750 vernonhomes.ca/forrent

Open Houses

Rentals

Rentals

Homes for Rent

Shared Accommodation

2bdrm Coldstream, n/s, n/p, ref’s req’d $950+util. no appliances, Jan 1. 778-255-3114 3storey Queen Ann estate house on acreage & fruit orchard. 4bdrm + den in heritage home. 1bath with tub/ shower. Appl, f/s, dw, mw, shared w/d, gas/heat & wood fp in living room, wood stove. Formal dining room & separate sunroom. Carport, 1 vehicle. Pets neg, ns. $1300 + shared util. (250)558-3664 4bdrm home, 5 acres, halfway to Silver Star $1750+util or DD pets ok Av Jan 1. email matt@kingfisherheliskiing.com 5bdrm, 2bath, S.Vernon, quiet cul-de-sac, NS/NP incl, F/S, W/D $1100+util 250-307-3586. Bella Vista, 4bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, garage, f/s, w/d, 2 f/p, n/s, n/p, $1500. Avail Dec1, 250-838-9657 East Hill,Vernon, small 3 bdrm, some util incl. $1200. n/p, avail Jan 1. Close to schools, park, bus stop & town. 778-483-4494. OKANAGAN LAKESHORE home Adventure Bay. Secluded 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $1400. All appliances. Lease avail. Call 250-542-3512 after 5:30. VERNON. 3 + bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, big kitchen dishwasher, Genair range and oven, one year old fridge,gas fireplace in living room, nice back yard for kids, alarm system, covered deck, N/S, N/P. $1450 per month plus utilities. Avail. Dec. 1st 250-542-0401

Quiet, central, near bus, incl/int, appls, $390+util, DD required. 250-549-7418 ROOM $450 - Fridge, cable utils incl, shared kitchen, bath, laundry, bus rte, lower East Hill. Avail Dec 1 250-558-3579 Wanted a Senior lady + 60 to share my home. N/S. 250-5588557.

Suites, Lower 1 bdrm,full daylight, private entry, w/d, Bx/Swan Lake area, n/p, n/s, $700 util & Sat incl.,250-558-8791. 1BDRM suite, avail immed, $650/mo incl. Hydro, NS/NP, no parties. 250-307-5255, (250)549-6747 1bdrm walkout Easthill 5-appl driveway, patio, n/s, n/p, incl util $800. Jan 1 250-309-6390 2bdrm suite, 1bath, on Kal Lake Rd, close to beach, schools, small dogs, n/s, $900. util incl., avail immed, suits mature adults. 250-275-3188 ARMSTRONG Large 2bdrm, Separate laundry, N/Smoking, Pets negotiable $850 incl utils/net. Avail Dec 15. 250 540-3415 BRAND New, 2 Bedroom Basement Suite on East Hill $1000/Mo, incl. Basic Cable, Internet, utilities. Off street parking, laundry, N/S N/P Avail NOW!!! call 250-5032351 (leave msg pls)

1bdrm, D.T. from $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644

LEGAL 1 bdrm basement suite Westmount area. $850 month. Inc utilities, w/d, f/s, dishwasher, A/C, PVR, NS, Quiet neighbourhood close to shopping area and bus route. Shared private yard (250)2600029.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Shared Accommodation

Victorian Retirement Residence 3306 22nd Street -250 545-0470 Beautiful Suite Available. Rent includes, all meals, utilities, housekeeping and activities. www.victorianvernon.com

Townhouses

Brookside Garden Rentals Family Oriented Complex Units have been freshly painted, new flooring and carpets. Three bedroom, 1.5 baths, full basement, near hospital and downtown area. Very close to bus routes and short walk to “Wholesale Club”. Serious inquires call …

250-549-4467 Open Houses

Open Houses

WEEK-END WEEK-END DRIVE HOUSE WEEKLY OPENOPEN RealEstate WEEKLY HOUSE DRIVE COLDSTREAM 8909 Cherry Lane Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $439,000

FOOTHILLS 6737 Foothills Dr Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00 $419,000

MISSION HILL 3917 - 21 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $304,900

8970 Varsity Dr Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $369,900

HARWOOD 11, 4404 - 20 St Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00 $324,900

OKANAGAN LANDING 19, 5200 - 25 Ave Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00 $289,000

KAMLOOPS 3889 Kamloops-Vernon Hwy Sunday, 12:00 - 1:30 $298,000

72, 5484 - 25 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00 $35,000

To be replaced

EAST HILL 9, 1220 - 25 Ave Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $295,000 3004 - 24 St Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00 $395,000

18, 2305 - 23 St Sunday, 12:30 - 2:00 $299,000

MIDDLETON MOUNTAIN 936 Mt Grady Crt Sunday, 12:30 - 1:45 $439,000 7, 1117 Mt Fosthall Dr Sunday, 2:00 - 3:15 $524,900

THE RISE 329 Cordon Pl Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 $379,000

Rentals

Rentals

Suites, Upper

Townhouses

1bdrm suite suited for one person, avail. Jan 1, $800 util/incl. pets neg. 7949 Old Kamloops Rd. 250-545-0733 2bdrm, Armstrong, f/s, w/d, n/s, n/p, ref’s & Deposit req’d. $800. incl util. 250-306-9909, 250-546-3383 3bdrm, 1.5 bath East Hill, n/s, no cats, $1150. incl water. (250)549-0738 3bdrm, 2bath, 5appls,1 block to Safeway Alexis Park school, West back yard. ns.np. Avail now.$995.+util.250-545-8048 Coldstream, New bright lrg walkout bachelor suite quiet, n/s, n/p, n/parties, private ent util incl. shared w/d bus route $650. 250-938-5740. Coldstream orchard location, 3bdrm, office & den. 5 appl., double garage, pets neg., $1600 util incl., 250-549-0310 or 250-308-7004. Lumby 3 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg rec room, $950 incl basic util, n/s, no dogs (250)547-8901

For Rent in Vernon

3 storey 3 bedroom townhouse @ 4100 25th Ave, Vernon. Rent per month is $850.00 plus utilities (hydro & gas). Unit has single car garage, washer, dryer, fridge, stove & dishwasher. For more information please call 250-5463005 and ask to speak to B or Sherri or emailkindale@kindale.net 2 BR, 2 Bath. Heritage Hill. Insuite laundry, 2nd FL balcony, SS appliances, 1 car garage w/ storage. NS NP. Available immediately. $1000/mon includes utilities. 250-260-0186

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245

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Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

Transportation

Legal

Legal

Trucks & Vans

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

SPECIAL on Rebuilding Diesel & Gas Engines. Full warranty. Call AGC at 250-832-1903



THE CORPORATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

INVITATION TO TENDER

Adult

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PARKS WASHROOM CLEANING – RFQ #2013-04

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The Corporation of the District of Coldstream invites Tenders to do the work of Parks Washroom Opening and Cleaning Services. The term of Contract shall be for a period of seven (7) months each year, April 1 to October 31 for two (2) years (2014 and 2015). Contract to commence April 1, 2014.

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Tender Documents are available from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

Vernon’s Best! New Grand Location! Discrete, Upscale, Beautiful Attendants. In/out Spoil yourself! 250-307-8174. Hiring!

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Charles Bloom Secondary School 2014 Grad Committee Invitation to Tender Preparation and Serving of Graduation Banquet Dinner Date: Place: Time:

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Cars - Domestic 1999 Saturn Wagon, 4cyl, auto ,140K, mint cond. $2200. firm. (250)308-2225

Cars - Sports & Imports 1997 Honda Civic 4dr, 4cyl, 5spd, very good cond. $2500. (250)308-2225 2004 Mini Cooper. Excellent condition. NEW transmission. New (and mounted) snow tires included. Custom wired for Sirius Satellite Radio. 5-speed Manual transmission. Power Windows and locks. A/C. Heated Seats. Silver in colour. Giant power moon-roof. CD player. Cruise controls. All service records provided for the past 12 months. Available to test-drive. Asking $7995 All serious inquiries considered. Call 250-503-4652. 2009 Toyota Rav4, exc. cond, service records available. Red, gray interior, super clean., air, cruise etc. Winter tires on vehicle. 4x4 base model. Asking $15,400, #127,000 Km. call 250-549-5060

Scrap Car Removal AAA Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199 Midvalley Autohaul will meet or beat all competitors cash offers for your scrap vehicles. (250)808-1894 You Call We Haul Scrap Cars & Metal. Will pay for some cars. Call Scott 250-558-8855

Sport Utility Vehicle 1999 Suburu Forester Model S, 230K, 2 sets of tires on rims, $5000. (250)546-6760

Trucks & Vans 1991 Suburban 3/4 ton, 4x4 best offer takes. Free 32’’ crt tv w/purchase. Leave msg 250307-8324

May 23rd, 2014 Whitevalley Curling Rink Approximately 7:00-7:15pm

• If viewing of the site is needed, please call the Curling Rink at 547-2377 to arrange a viewing. • The successful bidder will be required to have a prework conference with the banquet coordinator, prior to commencement of the work. • The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. • Please pick up tender packages at the office of Charles Bloom Secondary School. • Tender Closes Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

THE CORPORATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

INVITATION TO TENDER PORTABLE TOILET RENTAL – RFQ #2013-05

The Corporation of the District of Coldstream invites Tenders to supply, deliver and provide pumping services of portable toilets in Coldstream parks. The term of Contract shall be for a period of seven (7) months each year, April 1 to October 31 for two (2) years (2014 and 2015). Contract to commence April 1, 2014. Tender Documents are available from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

Sealed Tenders clearly marked “The District of Coldstream – Parks Washroom Cleaning Contract: Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent” are to be received by the Front Desk Clerk, prior to 2:00 p.m. local time, January 9, 2014 at the District of Coldstream of¿ce, 01 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, V1B 1L6. The public is invited to attend the opening of the Tenders, which will occur immediately following Tender Close at the District of Coldstream Of¿ce. All enquiries shall be directed to: Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent Telephone: (250) 550-1505 Email: mpethick@district.coldstream.bc.ca It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that all tender documents and addenda are received from postings on BC Bid.

THE CORPORATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

INVITATION TO TENDER

PARKS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE – RFQ #2013-03 The Corporation of the District of Coldstream invites Tenders for the maintenance of the District parks and facilities. The term of Contract shall be for a period of seven (7) months each year, April 1 to October 31 for three (3) years (2014, 2015, and 2016). Contract to commence April 1, 2014. Tender Documents are available from BC Bid at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

Sealed Tenders clearly marked “The District of Coldstream – Portable Toilet Rental Contract: Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent” are to be received by the Front Desk Clerk, prior to 2:00 p.m. local time, January 9, 2014 at the District of Coldstream of¿ce, 01 .alamalka 5oad, Coldstream, BC, V1B 1L6. The public is invited to attend the opening of the Tenders, which will occur immediately following Tender Close at the District of Coldstream Of¿ce.

Sealed Tenders clearly marked “The District of Coldstream – Parks Landscape Maintenance Contract: Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent” are to be received by the Front Desk Clerk, prior to 2:00 p.m. local time, January 16, 2014 at the District of Coldstream of¿ce, 01 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, V1B 1L6. The public is invited to attend the opening of the Tenders, which will occur immediately following Tender Close at the District of Coldstream Of¿ce.

All enquiries shall be directed to:

All enquiries shall be directed to:

Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent Telephone: (250) 550-1505 Email: mpethick@district.coldstream.bc.ca

Mike Pethick, Operations Superintendent Telephone: (250) 550-1505 Email: mpethick@district.coldstream.bc.ca

It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that all tender documents and addenda are received from postings on BC Bid.

It is the sole responsibility of the Proponent to ensure that all tender documents and addenda are received from postings on BC Bid.

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Gumtree Catering’s Kyla Macaulay (second from left) and Margaret Jones (centre) receive $1,400 from Bean Scene staff members Nyssa Goodrich (from left), Austin Stanley and Chea Elton. The money was raised through the sale of Gumtree’s Mo-Cakes in November with donations from the public. The Bean Scene matched the donations. Jones created the dessert in Gumtree’s kitchen.

All Coats go to the Salvation Army

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Literacy Boost

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Josh Dueck, member on the Telus Community Board, presents $5,000 from the Telus Community Foundation to Tina Ward, co-ordinator of the Skills Boost program at the Junction Literacy Centre.

CONGRATULATIONS

Mike McWhinney

To our

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Follow the Star on our exciting new adventure: “Wise Men Still Seek Him” Visit our:

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Dean and Dayna Kosmino would like to congratulate Mike, Frede, and Matt, each of whom had an equally outstanding month in NOVEMBER!

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Shop Local this holiday season with

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THE FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS

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Limit 1 per customer One of the 50 lucky people who get TD Bear will also walk away with $

500 IN GIFT CERTIFICATES from the participating merchants.

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JAZZERCISE - SALLY BENSON 3704 32nd Street • Vernon 250-558-9875

SUBWAY 5301 25 Avenue • Vernon 250-503-0616

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

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

#107-3101 Hwy 6 • Vernon 250-545-7776

Village Green Centre #4100 4900 27th Street • Vernon 250-542-1496

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

LADIES WORLD HEALTH & FITNESS 4406 - 27th Street • Vernon 250-503-2363

APPLEWOOD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING LTD. #8 - 1800 Kalamalka Lake Road • Vernon 250-549-4777

DISCOVERY SHOES & MARC’S FOOTCARE 3008 - 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-3898

LATHER UP CANADA Handmade Natural Body Care Products SWAN LAKE NURSERYLAND 7920 Hwy 97 • Vernon 3004 29th Street • Vernon 250-542-7614 250-542-8255

ARMSTRONG PHARMACY 3300 Smith Drive • Armstrong Store: 250-546-3169 Pharmacy: 250-546-3195

EBENEZER’S 3110 29th Avenue • Vernon 250-542-0980

MERLE NORMAN STUDIO & SPA 115 - 5100 Anderson Way • Vernon 250-260-3656

ARDEN TILE 2800 - 45th Avenue • Vernon 250-545-2272

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

NEXGEN HEARING #201 5100 Anderson Way • Vernon 778-475-4007

ASKEW’S Smith Drive • Armstrong 250-546-3039

FABRICLAND 5509 24 Street • Vernon 250-542-0338

BEACHCOMBER HOME LEISURE 5309 - 26th Street • Vernon 250-542-3399

FAIRWEATHER BINGO 1015 Fairweather Road • Vernon 250-558-6919

SAFEWAY Downtown 3417 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-542-8167

BOGART’S 3545 Okanagan Street • Armstrong 250-546-9790

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

Vernon Square 4300 32nd Street • Vernon 250-542-2627

BRENDA HALA PHOTOGRAPHY & FRAMING 3001 - 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-542-3010

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

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

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

STRICTLY GOLF 3911 - 32nd Street• Vernon 250-542-GOLF

HOME BUILDING CENTRE (VERNON) 4601 27th Street • Vernon 250-545-5384

SUBWAY 4400 27 Street • Vernon 250-545-6555

ALEXANDER’S BEACH PUB & LIQUOR STORE 12408 Kal Lake Road • Vernon 250-545-3131

CHICKEN LITTLE CHILDHOOD OUTFITTERS (2008) INC. 4407 29th Street • Vernon 250-549-1221

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

BREW MART #1 1711 Kal Lake Rd. • Vernon 250-549-2739 CANADIAN TIRE 4510 27th Street • Vernon 250-549-2131

You’ll be amazed by what you find!

We are celebrating our

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PINK LADY BUG 3208 30th Avenue • Vernon 250-275-6767

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PH: 250-545-1528 | 3119 - 30TH AVE. VERNON, BC

Michael Sowa & Sam Toft Prints Fedora, Wool & Felt Hats Train Cases Heelio Dealios Sling Bags Skull Merchandise Knitwits Originals Hair Accessories Scarves & Scarf Hangers Jewellery for All Occasions

3208 - 30 Ave, Vernon •fonts250-275-6767 CAC Champagne Brockman Swash Bold

Village Green Centre 4900 27th Street • Vernon 250-558-5911 #12 3300 Smith • Armstrong 250-546-6362

TEA DESIRE 4900 27th Street • Vernon Village Green Centre 250-542-5832 TIM HORTONS 3905 32nd Street • Vernon 250-260-3533 #14 - 2601 Hwy 6 • Vernon 250-260-7740 5205 25th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-5922 2501 58th Avenue • Vernon 250-260-6583 UNIGLOBE - KALAMALKA TRAVEL 300 - 3115 - 48th Avenue • Vernon 250-549-4432 VERNON BUTCHER SHOP #400 3101 48th Avenue • Vernon 250-549-4704 VERNON VINTNERS #1 - 100 Kalamalka Lake Road • Vernon 250-549-8468 VILLAGE GREEN LIQUOR STORE 4900 24th Street • Vernon 250-549-7103

Pamper Yourself Today! #115 - 5100 Anderson Way, Vernon • 250-260-3656 www.merlenormanvernon.com

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December 06, 2013 edition of the Vernon Morning Star

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