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holiday tradition is a time to renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Ron Birch is involved, once again, in organizing the Christmas Together dinner Dec. 25, but he is joined this year by Angela Vecqueray and Kari Sargeant, who previously put together a Boxing Day feast. “We’re becoming one,” said Sargeant. The fifth annual Christmas Together dinner takes place Dec. 25 at the St. James parish hall (St. James School), with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. There will be crafts and dinner at 4 p.m. “I’m working on entertainment,” said Vecqueray. Everyone is invited no matter their circumstances — an individual with no family nearby, seniors, a single parent with children or entire families who just want to embrace the spirit of Christmas. “They can be millionaires but they can still get very lonely,” said Birch. Also invited are those who struggle to put food on the table. “We don’t care about a person’s status. We just want them to come to dinner,” said Sargeant. Meals can also be provided to those who are physically unable to attend the event and transportation to Together for Christmas will be available. For a ride to the event or to have a meal delivered, call Birch at 250-545-0383 or Sargeant at 250-306-0970. About 300 people were served up last year, and that means volunteers are required to do everything from cooking and serving to security, set-up and parking. There are volunteer shifts for Dec. 23, 24, 25 and 27. Specific jobs will be given to volunteers, who also get to enjoy the meal, and anyone wanting to volunteer can call Cheryl at 250-503-4703. Preparing so many meals means a lot of food is required. “If the community wants to donate towards the dinner, we would really appreciate it,” said Sargeant. Birch is hoping everyone who wants to embrace the spirit of the season will attend Christmas Together. “It has become more of a community event,” he said of people coming together and making friends.

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Tanya Kaempf and her daughter Jordan, 12, work with other volunteers during a baking bee at St. James School. Kari Sargeant (left) and Ron Birch work together with other volunteers to bake up a storm in preparation for the Dec. 25 Christmas Together dinner.

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Roman soldier Joe McFadden (left) teaches cadet Nicholas Hawthorne, nine, how to spear during Emmanuel Baptist Church’s annual Bethlehem Star presentation, which featured a first century marketplace, games, a live play and Christmas wonderland.

With only two-and-a-half weeks left for the 26th annual Light a Bulb campaign, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation needs help to reach its goal. Just $106,000 of the $250,000 target has been raised to date for equipment for the sixth and seventh floors of the hospital’s Polson tower. “We were hoping to be at least halfway there by now,” said Richard Finn, campaign co-chairperson. Light a Bulb is part of the Building a Tower of Care Richard Finn Campaign, Phase II. “We are fortunate to have excellent, dedicated medical and support staff at VJH,” said Finn. “What we need now are beds, new equipment and more rooms. Any shortfalls to the campaign will result in delays to patients getting the care they need.” To donate, go to www.vjhfoundation.org, drop by the foundation office in the hospital or mail a cheque to the VJH Foundation, 2101 32nd St., Vernon, V1T 5L2. For more information about the campaign, call 250-558-1362.

Silver Star arrest leads to voyeurism charge STEVE MILETICH Seattle Times

A coach and substitute teacher at The Bush School in Seattle has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism and other offenses while on a school-sponsored cross-country ski-team trip to Vernon. Jason C. Paur, 43, was arrested Tuesday Jason Paur after the discovery of a video camera allegedly belonging to him, found by students in a room occupied by girls at the Silver Star Mountain Resort, according to a statement released by the private school and Frank Magusin, the head of school. Paur was being held in B.C. in connection with alleged offenses that occurred Dec. 9 and 10, Neil MacKenzie, a spokesman for the

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in October 1996 and has worked periodically at the school since then, the school said. He has been coaching at the school since at least 2004. Students reported the discovery of the camera to a chaperone, the statement said. The chaperone immediately reported the incident to the school and local police, and separated Paur from the students, according to the statement. The Bush School was unaware of “any other incidents or forewarning of inappropriate behavior” on the part of Paur, who underwent criminal background checks as recently as 2011 and again Dec. 11 that showed no criminal record, the statement said. The statement said the school has briefed and counseled the affected students and their families, as well as faculty and staff and students in groups and individually. The school’s Board of Trustees also has been kept informed, the statement said. Parents also were advised and will be

provided information to help them discuss the matter with their children, the statement said. The school said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

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Rental cost high despite vacancy rate However, Sharkey is unwilling to target landlords, explaining they have It’s still challenging to find a place financial obligations. to live. “Some landlords purchased propThe Canada Mortgage and erty when prices were high and they Housing Corporation reports that are charging what they need to make Vernon’s vacancy rate has mortgage payments,” she gone from 5.8 per cent said. in October 2012 to 6.6 To try and deal with the per cent in October 2013, situation, many non-profit but rent has risen slightly agencies are working with the from $782 to $783. City of Vernon, other levels “You would expect that of government and the priwhen the vacancy rate vate sector to provide affordgoes up, the price of rent able units. Sharkey would go down through An example is Vernon supply and demand, but Veridian on 24th Avenue, we’re not seeing that,” said which provides homes for Annette Sharkey, executive direc- families, singles and people with tor of the North Okanagan Social disabilities. Kindale Developmental Planning Council. Association operates the complex. “It’s not just low-income people In other cases, developers are struggling. Many people making constructing smaller units at a more minimum wage or above minimum affordable rent to meet demand. wage are struggling if the rents stay “There are some creative projects high.” out there,” said Sharkey. While CMHC says the average The rental apartment vacancy rate rent for a two bedroom apartment in B.C.’s urban centres was 2.4 per is $783 a month, Sharkey believes cent in October 2013, down from 2.7 market rent is likely higher in some per cent in October 2012 according circumstances. to CMHC. RICHARD ROLKE

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Polar bear dip helps African youth ferent and a great way to ring in the new year.” Registration will A dip in a cold lake begin Jan. 1 at 11:30 will help a hot place. Angela Yablonski, a.m. and the polar bear swim starts owner of at 1 p.m. Vernon Curves The cost and founder of to enter is the Zimbabwe $5 for everyProject, is orgaone and it’s nizing a polar open to all, bear swim for although Jan. 1 at Kal kids 12 and Beach as a fununder that draiser for her Yablonski wish to take organization. part must be “Why not?” said Yablonski when accompanied by a parasked why hold a polar ent. Costumes are bear swim as a fundraisencouraged as prizing event. “We were looking for es will be awarded to something different that the top two costumed nobody else was doing. swimmers, and a prize I heard Vernon used to will also be awarded to have a polar bear swim the person who raises and it is something dif- the most money. ROGER KNOX

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“We are asking people get sponsors sheets when they register,” said Yablonski. Registration can be done online at www. zimbabweproject.com. Prizes include $250 gift certificates from Parnell’s Appliance and Electronics and Huber’s Furniture, and a winter jacket courtesy of VantageOne Credit Union. Kal Tire is providing a barbecue and Tim Horton’s will supply hot drinks. Special guest swimmers for the event will include Yablonski, Robin Baycroft, of Sparkling Hill Resort, Suzie Bartlett, of Silver Star Mountain Resort and Peter Dorey, of

Olympia Cycle. All proceeds from the swim go to Yablonski’s Zimbabwe Project, which started as a feeding centre for orphans in a rural village in Zimbabwe. Yablonski, with help from friends and family, then built an orphanage. “I found that a lot of big organizations like to go in and build buildings so the Zimbabwe Project was created more for the people in Zimbabwe to create self-sustaining projects,” said Yablonski. “We are just in process of starting 10 new self-sustaining projects in one area.” Yablonski and another group will be

Coldstream hires new treasurer Morning Star Staff

The District of Coldstream has a new treasurer. Patricia Higgins will begin duties as director of financial administration Jan. 13. “I am pleased to have Ms.  Higgins join our management group,” said Trevor Seibel, chief administrative officer.  “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the district and I look forward to working with her.”

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Transplant recipients say thank you given the gift of life by organ donors and their families, along with the surgical crews who performed and looked after the men post-surgery. Both were at Vernon Jubilee Hospital recently for an operation of a giving kind. The pair were on hand for Operation Popcorn, in which they presented tins of popcorn – a heart healthy snack – to staff in the intensive care unit, emergency department and operating rooms. Operation Popcorn

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Amanda Clarke (above right), a Vernon Jubilee Hospital operating room nurse, accepts a tin of popcorn from Brian Parsons as part of B.C. Transplant’s 22nd annual Operation Popcorn. Below, Tony Beeftink presents popcorn to intensive care unit staff member Chris Coates.

date – Dec. 26, 1988 – and a heart to commemorate the event. “I’ve always said if you could be a recipient you can be an organ donor,” said Beeftink. “If you’re wondering whether you should

be donors and sign the (donor) card, if you can see yourself or a love one receiving a transplant, if you can receive one you can be a donor too.” For both men, life post-transplant is

grand. Beeftink is into his third year of retirement and he enjoys spending time with his three kids and six grandchildren. Parsons, who has three daughters, is happy to be working again. “As you know, firefighting is very stressful but the transplant has allowed me to go back to work full-time and I love what I’m doing,” he said. “It’s also allowed me to watch my kids grow up.” Between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6, 28 hospitals around B.C. were visited by 107 volunteers, that is, transplant recipients, living donors and donor families, and 97 tins of popcorn were delivered. This is the 22nd year of Operation Popcorn.

Spallumcheen home targeted by thieves Morning Star Staff

Public assistance is being sought after a theft at a Spallumcheen residence. Sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12, someone entered a home in the 4200 block of Hullcar Road and removed several items. “The estimated value is $3,000,” said Sgt. Robert Daly, with the RCMP. The items include a 2006 Yamaha CD player,

15 metres of copper wire, a black Olympus camera with a wide angle lens, a Nikon film camera, a Dell lap top computer, a pair of red MSR snow shoes with tags attached, a silver bracelet with a horse charm attached and a silver wedding ban with raised, brushed silver. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Const. Komolos at the RCMP at 250-8386818 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Region sends ALC support richard rolke Morning Star Staff

North Okanagan politicians are rallying behind the Agricultural Land Reserve. The board will write the provincial government expressing its support of the Agricultural Land Commission as an independent entity. “If we don’t voice strong support for autonomy, we may lose that and then we lose the ALR and bring on the developers,” said director Mike Rob Sawatzky Macnabb. “They (ALC) are the first defense for protecting farms and food production.” There has been some concern that the provincial

government may change the mandate of the ALC or hand some of its responsibilities over to other provincial agencies. RDNO also wants local governments consulted before any changes may be made to the ALC. However, while the decision to write Victoria was unanimous, not all board members favour the status quo at the ALC. “They have a role to encourage viable agriculture and the policies are detrimental to agriculture,” said director Rick Fairbairn. “Several properties are weed infested and livestock is non-existent, and there’s a big problem out there.” Director Rob Sawatzky is urging the government to consult with municipalities and regional districts about the ALC. “There are difficulties with the ALC and it needs some housekeeping,” he said.

Mabel development proceeds richard rolke Morning Star Staff

Ongoing opposition couldn’t stop a Kingfisher development from overcoming one final hurdle. The Regional District of North Okanagan board has adopted a bylaw that would rezone a property at Parkway and Mabel Lake roads so a 24-lot residential subdivision and a one-acre commercial unit can be built. “The official community

plan sets out the criteria and the developer brought forward an application that meets the criteria,” said director Rick Fairbairn. Voting against the bylaw were directors Mike Macnabb and Jackie Pearase. “This isn’t the time for it,” said Pearase, who represents the Kingfisher area. Some residents have pointed to a 2012 area plan for Kingfisher which identified a lack of parking and infrastructure and possible environmental impacts from

development. “I’d like to see those issues addressed first,” said Pearase, adding that the project is premature. “Is there a real need for more housing? I have seen the market and the market is stagnant.” The developer has stated that his project will address concerns about buoys on the lake and suites in some of his units will provide seasonal workers at the Mabel Lake Resort with accommodations.

The search is on for Vernon’s Good Citizen. Junior Chamber International is taking nominations for the 2013 Good Citizen of the Year until Jan. 20. “This award is given annually to celebrate and recognize an individual’s efforts and contributions to our community,” said Alora McGrandle, with JCI Vernon. Nominations can be e-mailed to jcivernongoodcitizen@gmail.com or dropped off at Okanagan Restoration Services (6236 Pleasant Valley Rd.), the Schubert Centre or the Electric Paper Company

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this year I managed to catch the wave, so to speak. However some of my neighbours are insisting on adding to their display a little each year putting a little pressure on yours truly to join the quest to out-Griswold the other guy. So far, being cheap and lazy, I’ve managed to resist the temptation. Besides, I always figure part of my light display’s role is to make the other guy’s look better. Your welcome. And at least I’m participating in the Christmas spirit. Just like how I outwaited the trend a few years ago for those hanging, white stringy lights that now seem to have faded into obscurity long before I could even check into the phenomenon. Saved a bundle there, ahem. Speaking of saving, maybe people are going big time into lights display this year before BC Hydro jacks up our rates over the next five years. Maybe, maybe not. I like to think people will still want to mark the season somehow. The only problem with getting the lights up early is I have kind of been resting on my laurels since then. And guess what? It’s now Dec. 15 and I should probably think about getting a tree and maybe even get some shopping done one of these days. The kids, actually they hardly qualify for that term anymore, are pushing me to get a tree this weekend, which is kind of cute cause it shows they are still into it. OK, OK, but hey there’s that shopping thing too you know and you can’t count on Santa to bring everything. And maybe I should get some sandbags for the back of the truck as this snow seems to be sticking around. And did I ever put the snow tires on or didn’t I? Did I mention the lights are up already?

The latest Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation report wasn’t a surprise for many residents. There appears to be more rental housing available in Vernon than there has been in years, but the challenge is the cost. CMHC states that the average rent for a two bedroom apartment is $783 a month and that’s going to be a challenge even for someone who is working, particularly in any sectors dominated by minimum wage. Once the rent is paid, that leaves very little for food or other necessities of life. In some cases, residents are forced into less than ideal housing simply because that’s what they can afford. However, while an abundance of supply should force rents down, reality is far more complex than that. Just the fact that people are willing to pay $783 a month shows that’s what the market is able to bare. Also, many landlords have mortgages and if they purchased during the real estate boom, they require revenue to service that debt. Maintenance also needs some dollars coming in. But it’s not all doom and gloom as developers work with non-profit societies and all levels of government to provide a range of housing types. Those options can range from smaller units to some families being provided with the downpayment to purchase a home if they can meet certain requirements. Attainable housing is a serious issue and it has major economic implications as it forces people to leave the area, reducing the available workforce. But through a co-operative effort that involves all stakeholders, hopefully real progress can be made.


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hroughout the City of Vernon, there are hundreds of acres of underused or vacant agricultural land. There's close to 100 acres along Bella Vista alone. A recent proposal in these pages suggested that Vernon needs to develop this land for small footprint housing and for industry as a means of retaining and attracting a young generation and ensuring the future viability of Vernon. There is a better way. I propose that in part, this land be developed for small-scale agriculture, rentable to young, innovative farmers growing innovative crops in small plots. Other parts of the land could be developed as community gardens. Other parts could be developed as lowimpact housing, on the model that each housing development retains its agricultural potential, with enough space to grow enough food to feed the people living in the development. Coupled with a dedicated year-round farmer's market downtown and an innovative, flexible, drop-in processing facility to encourage new added-value food products, this method of development could

NURSES VITAL I read, with great alarm, the item regarding the replacement of registered nurses with staff with lesser training. This is just the haywire thinking of management who are so far removed from the trenches that they are totally unable to comprehend the deadly decision for which they will get a bonus for having saved money. Nursing care is based on complex knowledge and skills. One does not get admitted to hospital in these times of critical bed shortages unless one is very ill. The frequency of code orange and code purple, which indicate dangerous overcrowding, has resulted in exhausted nurses who are constantly digging deep to cope with the uncopable. Reduce their numbers further and it may be too late when that remaining RN can see you, vital minutes that are literally life and death. The voices that should be

put Vernon on the global map as one of the greenest cities anywhere. At the same time, it would boost our tourism potential considerably, support the culture and dreams of young generations, and do so in a way that does not require an investment of a million dollars in land in order to be a farmer. We spend millions on art galleries,

screaming no are those of the public. Think you or a precious loved one will never need the system? P. Findlay MEDICAL MARIJUANA My letter is in regards to your article about medicinal marijuana growing in the Spallumcheen area. I have lived most of my life as a resident of Armstrong/ Spallumcheen and I personally find this bylaw ridiculous. I really don't see a problem with growing medicinal marijuana on agricultural land in proximity to a few residential areas. The key word here is medicinal. These places are for growing medicine. Bylaws like this only enforce attitudes that these operations are somehow borderline criminal, which is the only reason it would bring down property values in the first place. I personally am sick of hearing about any legislation that restricts this most beneficial of medicines. Sonia Domarchuk-White

museums, and sport complexes for the purpose of making Vernon a place well worth living in, and it is money largely well spent. Some money spent on this idea, most of it recoverable in fees or even in a strict business model, would bring an equal or greater return. Certainly, it would do more for Vernon than would Vernon's transformation into

THANK YOU The Enderby and District Lions Club kindly thanks the many individuals, organizations and businesses that so generously donated to our 23rd annual Children's Christmas Auction Nov. 22, at the Paddlewheeler Restaurant and Pub in the Enderby Howard Johnson Inn. Your generosity is truly appreciated by our members, and by the recipients for the funds raised. We also would like to thank the patrons that came to buy the goods and services. We proudly announce that this project produced nearly $13,500 that will be largely used for the children of Enderby and district. We are also proud that we had 39 Enderby Lions members participating in the project, contributing more than 250 person hours and travelling about 500 kilometres. The retail value of the goods offered was just over $19,500, so the auctioneers were successful in generating a return of nearly 65

yet another of thousands of nearly identical small cities across North America, oversaturated with housing, unable to feed itself, and industrially poor. What's more, despite all of their efforts to industrialize, our neighbouring cities, both Kelowna and Penticton, still rely heavily on agricultural tourism to survive. Agriculture is not a hindrance to economic or social growth. Thanks to the Agricultural Land Reserve and our small size, we have the potential to not only become the new centre of the Okanagan, but also one of the world's truly innovative future cities. Freiburg, Germany did it in the 1990s by replacing a NATO base with green housing that generates more electricity than it consumes. That one development took it from being a quaint, sleepy provincial city to one of the must-go cities in Germany. Extensive green industrial development followed. We can do that here for the new century thanks to the Agricultural Land Reserve. That's how vital it is. Harold Rhenisch

per cent of retail value from the 80 bidders and 49 buyers. Thank you to all for a job well done. John Pavelich Enderby Lions auction chairperson FOG LIGHTS Please turn off your fog lights for day-to-day driving. As per the Ministry of Transportation, the use of fog lamps during good driving conditions can blind other drivers, creating a significant safety hazard. It can also result in a fine enforceable by RCMP. I do not know when it became acceptable for so many people to drive around with their fog lights on at all times. They should be turned off to oncoming drivers, and only used to improve vision in foggy conditions. I would like to say to my fellow drivers, please be courteous and turn off your fog lights. Ken Rudnisky

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A 24 year old Lake Country man faces a number of charges after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was allegedly attempting to evade police in the early morning hours last Friday. On Dec. 6, at 12:30 a.m., the Kelowna RCMP were conducting a road check on Springfield Road at Leckie Road. It is alleged a black Eagle Talon failed to stop for police and the incident ultimately ended when a pedestrian was struck by the suspect vehicle on Dundee Road at the intersection of Dundas Road. “The Eagle Talon impacted a fire hydrant after striking the pedestrian and came to a rest,” said Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark. “Police officers imme-

diately attended to the pedestrian and called for an ambulance as he appeared to have suffered serious injuries.” The 41-year-old Kelowna man was taken to hospital in critical condition. A 24-year-old Lake Country man, a 34-year-old Kamloops man and a 26-year-old Kelowna woman were taken into custody without incident and the Lake Country man was later held for court. “The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. was notified and immediately asserted jurisdiction over the investigation into the actions of the police while the Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit continued the concurrent criminal investigation,” said Clark.

The investigation is ongoing. Nathan Daniel Fahl has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm, failure to stop at an accident with vehicle, flight causing bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 6, 2014. Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP, Const. Joanne Meyers, at 250-762-3300. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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Parkland is again part of a proposed development at Armstrong’s Royal York Golf Course. After voting a month ago to remove parkland dedication from developer Patrick Place’s proposal, council has unanimously accepted a new offer for parkland from Place. The proposal dedicates 7.3 per cent of the lands being subdivided, or 22,066 square feet, with a value of slightly more than $146,000. Place offered to put up a $50,000 line of credit to ensure a trail system throughout the subject property once it is completed. “This finalizes the phases of the development,” said Coun. Ryan Nitchie, chairperson of the city’s planning and development committee. “The developer has gone over and above normal practices exhibited by developers. He wants to see a trailway constructed through the property. I think there is a benefit to the community to having parkland and a fully constructed trail.” Council has given third reading to a zoning and official community plan amendment bylaw that changes future land use of part of the golf course property to allow 46 strata units (30 single-family homes and eight duplexes). The original proposal included parkland dedication of five per cent of the land south of the development. But council voted to take the dedication out.

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A new high-speed highway is great for commuters but not for those riding the bus. B.C. Transit officials have told the Regional District of North Okanagan board that there’s no plans to move the UBC transit route from Pelmewash Parkway to the new Highway 97 in Lake Country. “We did an analysis of the run times and we found that using Pelmewash Parkway compared to the new highway is almost a wash,” said Matthew Boyd, a senior transit planner. “Students are getting there at the same time.” Boyd says that Pelmewash Parkway, the old highway along Wood Lake, is also

YOU AND THE LAW EARLY RETIREMENT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT By Janice Mucalov, LL.B. Think you can retire early and get out of paying your ex? Think again. Say a couple divorces and the court orders monthly spousal support for the ex-wife. Later, the husband retires early and his income drops or stops altogether. Can he get out of his support obligation? Highly unlikely, especially if he’s simply trying to avoid paying future support. Perhaps if an early retirement package or forced relocation are his only alternative, or there are medical or other valid reasons, there will be a reduction. But even that’s not a sure thing. It all depends on the circumstances. Consider this recent case. Walter and Claire (all names changed) divorced in 2008 after being married 35 years. Walter, always the main family breadwinner, worked in the forestry industry and earned about $67,000 a year at the time of the divorce. After the divorce, he was ordered to pay Claire $1,750 a month in spousal support. He and Claire also agreed to split his company pension – she would get 42% of those payments once they started.

days a week, plus sometimes on evenings and weekends. On top of that he was “on call” 24 hours a day, and he usually had to go to the mill weekly for some emergency. He couldn’t even plan trips or days off. All this affected his home life (he had remarried). Walter decided to quit and look for another job (four years after getting divorced). But though he was experienced and qualified, he couldn’t find comparable work. He took an out-of-province job briefly, but that didn’t pay enough. So he returned to his home on Vancouver Island. But now he could only get work occasionally, when called in by his former boss, for $38/ hour. In the late fall of 2012, Walter applied to cancel or cut down his support obligation to Claire. When his case went to court in 2013, he was almost 63, and Claire was close to 60.

For a support order to be changed, there must be a material change in the former Kylie Walman spouses’ means, needs or circumstances. And the BC Supreme Court decided that such a change, which was unforeseen, substantial and continuing, had occurred here. When the New Westminster mill where he Though Walter’s quitting due to overwork worked was shuttered, Walter moved to work was voluntary and not wise (without other at the company’s mill on Vancouver Island. He guaranteed work), he was trying to find other applied for his pension starting three months work and didn’t do it to get out of paying after the spousal support order – so he and Claire. Claire collected their shares from September, 2008. But he kept working for his company Walter was now only able to earn about $25,000 for another four years, making his support a year. But Claire still needed support. She had payments along the way. By 2011 his annual limited work experience and, despite trying, income was about $80,000. hadn’t been able to get a job after the divorce. But his job at the new mill became a problem. He ended up having to work 10-12 hours five

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safer than the new highway because of slower speeds and less traffic. In order to improve service, some options are being considered, including possibly initiating an express route between Vernon and UBC. It would have no stops and would cut the trip down by 13 minutes. However, there could be a downside if an express system proceeds as it could impact ridership on the existing service. “People need to get in and out of Oyama and to get to the airport,” said

Boyd, adding there doesn’t appear to be a current need for an express bus. A 10-day ridership survey in October had an average load of 40 passengers from Vernon to UBC from 7 to 8 a.m. and 35 passengers from UBC to Vernon from 4 to 5 p.m. The bus can hold 67 people, including 43 seated. The survey also showed that there were 29 rides from Oyama to UBC and 15 rides from Oyama to Vernon. Of the 1,572 riders over the 10 days, 69.6 per cent were from Vernon, 23 per cent from Coldstream and 7.5 per cent from the rest of the North Okanagan. Six per cent of the riders were from Lake Country, 8.8 per cent from Kelowna, 1.5 per cent unknown and 2.6 per cent not from the Central or North Okanagan.

Honda rolls out My Sick Civic Jennifer Smith Morning Star Staff

Taking a decade-old coupe and transforming it with a wild makeover, Bannister Honda and The Morning Star are gearing up to give the Sick Civic away. The 2003 Honda Civic Coupe has been in the shop since summer, getting tricked out with new tires and wheels, wicked paint and graphics, a new exhaust system and a thumping stereo. With the final touches underway, the Civic will soon be rolling it out into the community for potential new owners to get a look at the My Sick Civic. “They (Honda) have taken an older model civic and turned it into a hot little car,” said Ian Jensen, Morning Star publisher. “It’s going to be displayed all over the community, from here to Silver Star and everywhere in between.” Then starting Jan. 12, watch The Morning Star

for a series of questions which will qualify you to win the ride. From the entries, five finalists will be chosen and winner will be determined during Vernon Winter Carnival’s Family Day. “We understand that purchasing a vehicle can be an expensive process, so this is simply our way of giving back to the community of Vernon the best way we know how,” said Pat Loehndorf, Bannister Honda’s general manager. “It is also a way to showcase the talents of our local sponsors who have really ramped up the process for this build.” Starting in January, the car will be at various high-traffic locations around town, including the Village Green Centre. “The number one priority of the group is to ensure that the vehicle is safe on the road but that it is also something to be proud of,” said Loehndorf. For more information see the advertisement on pages A16 and A17.

White Valley rec budget climbs richard rolke Morning Star Staff

Cherryville and Lumby residents will be paying more for recreation and culture services.

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee’s 2014 budget includes a four per cent increase to the tax requisition.

“There were a number of capital items we had to consider — about $86,000 worth,” said Rick Fairbairn, chairperson. Among the capital

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the complete 2014 Regular Council and 2014 Committee of the Whole Meeting Schedules for the District of Coldstream Council are available to the public at the District of Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, and on the District of Coldstream website at: www.districtofcoldstream.ca. Generally, Council meetings will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month and Committee of the Whole meetings will be held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Municipal Chambers at the District of Coldstream, 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC. Where such Monday is a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday evening following. The public is welcome to confirm meeting dates and times by calling 250-545-5304 or by visiting the District of Coldstream website. Keri-Ann Austin, CMC Corporate Officer

items in the 2014 budget are an aerator for parks and fields, encasing for the arena dehumidifier, underground irrigation for the spray park and flooring for the Cherryville Community Hall. “We are also shooting to build up the reserve funds,” said Fairbairn. There is also an increase for labour and utility costs. “It’s a pretty modest budget,” said Fairbairn. The committee has also decided to give $1,000 towards the Communities in Bloom program. “We are matching what the village will do,” said Fairbairn. “The program is not just about flowers. It’s also about trails, culture and the environment.”


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The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications for the 2014 water conservation and quality improvement grant program. The program, in its ninth year, has $300,000 available for projects that conserve water or improve its quality. Successful applicants can receive up to a maximum of $30,000 for their project. “The purpose of the program is to assist local organizations in addressing water issues and to enhance the valley-wide sustainable use of water,” said James Littley, projects manager. “Eligible applicants can be Okanagan municipalities, regional districts, irrigation/ improvement districts and non-profit community organizations.” The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. Information can be found at www.obwb.ca/ wcqi.

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various high traffic areas to view and there will be additional ways to enter to win. There will be no purchase necessary for participation. “We understand that purchasing a vehicle can be an expensive process, so this is simply our way of giving back to the community of Vernon the best way we know how,” says Loehndorf. “It is also a way to showcase the talents of our local sponsors who have really amped up the process for this build.” There will be four finalists chosen from the multimedia participants with the eventual winner of the My Sick Civic contest determined on February 15th at Vernon Winter Carnival Family Day! Loehndorf considers his collective team to be a passionate group of automotive artists, collaborating to create a masterpiece. “There will be a little bit of all of us in the final outcome, and it is going to be awesome!”

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next edition dec 18

You could WIN this $25,000 Custom Build! It’ll be GONE IN 60 SECONDS It’s gonna be epic... It’s gonna be like no other... Its gonna be sick!!!

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The who’s, the how’s and the why’s

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eneral Manager of Bannister Honda, Pat Loehndorf, is turning up the heat in 2014 with a massive giveaway in conjunction with the Vernon Morning Star and their 25th Anniversary. He will be teaming up with a talented group of local auto shops to refurbish a 2003 Honda Civic Coupe. The contest, My Sick Civic will see a vehicle makeover including; wild paint, graphics, new rims & tires, exhaust and stereo, among many other trickedout modifications. The Sick Civic will also come equipped with an extended warranty, since it is indeed a late model car. Loehndorf says the “number one priority of the group is to ensure that the vehicle is safe on the road, but that it is also something to be proud of.” The multimedia contest will be open to the public starting January 12th, 2014. Once the car is complete to everyone’s standards, it will be displayed in

Electronic fuel injection was added

Si model featured a SOHC VTEC valve train

various high traffic areas to view and there will be additional ways to enter to win. There will be no purchase necessary for participation. “We understand that purchasing a vehicle can be an expensive process, so this is simply our way of giving back to the community of Vernon the best way we know how,” says Loehndorf. “It is also a way to showcase the talents of our local sponsors who have really amped up the process for this build.” There will be four finalists chosen from the multimedia participants with the eventual winner of the My Sick Civic contest determined on February 15th at Vernon Winter Carnival Family Day! Loehndorf considers his collective team to be a passionate group of automotive artists, collaborating to create a masterpiece. “There will be a little bit of all of us in the final outcome, and it is going to be awesome!”

9 WEEKS!

Model line-up now included CX, DX, EX, EXR, HX, LX, and Si Double wishbone front suspension changes to MacPherson strut As of 2006, 16.5 million civics sold world-wide

Pat Loehndorf General Manager

Introduced in 1972 as a 1973 model and equipped with a 1169cc (71.3ci) 4 cylinder engine

VERNON

Standard features include ABS, VSA & EBD

New engine with CVCC, included 3 valves per cylinder and offered 2 power plants: 1355cc or 1488cc

10th gen 2013

Si model makes its first appearance

Follow The Morning Star and you could

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Look for the first game question in your January 12 edition of The Morning Star for your chance to WIN this SICK CIVIC! Watch The Morning Star over the next few weeks and follow the progress of the build.

BANNISTER “A Family Business, with Family Values ”

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Princess Silver Star Antonya Crosby joins Deb White and Dawn King for Caroling for a Cause in support of the Kindale Developmental Association. The event, which took place in front of the Vernon Square Safeway, raised $1,975. For a video of the merry melodies, visit www.vernonmorningstar.com

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Charlie and Cathy Briskham, together with Kathy Fisher, Mark Lehman and Garth Wells are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Erin Briskham and David Wells. While planning their wedding, the couple are both enrolled in university to further their careers, Erin in Respiratory Therapy and David in Sustainable Resource Management. The wedding is set to take place amongst family and friends August 30th, 2014 at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Martin - Pivarnyik Dawne & Ted Martin are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney to her “partner in crime” Kevin Pivarnyik, son of Alex and the late Karla Pivarnyik of Ladysmith. The happy couple reside in Victoria with their ‘dawg-ter’ Mischa. A wedding will be planned for 2015.

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Rosalyn Smith, six, is in Barbie heaven with her mom Karen Smith as they look at all the doll creations made by Lesley Lantenhammer, of Erynn Enterprises, at Shop-A-Rama at the Vernon Recreation Complex. Nancy MacKay (below) sells her homemade gingerbread at the event.

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After sleepwalking to a pair of wins, the VSS Panthers were expecting a grueling semifinal Saturday against the Sa-Hali Sabres of Kamloops. The Panthers had an easy Friday the 13th in their annual PIT Senior Girls Basketball Classic, smothering the George Elliot Coyotes of Lake Country 92-32 and ambushing the Princeton Rebels 97-13. Karley Fugel rung up 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Cats iced the Coyotes, while Anna Rice registered 13 points and four assists. Jordyn Cullum and Kristy Fugel each flushed a dozen points as the Panthers led from start to finish. Megan Johnston canned 15 points, while Jordon Korol pocketed 14 points and eight rebounds versus Princeton. Megan Prentice recorded 12 points, four steals and went 6-for-6 from the charity stripe, while Jessica Melvin also dialed up 12 points. Princeton was without their top post and point guard so were no match for the Panthers as every player hit the scoresheet. “The girls had a good day trying to establish good habits in all facets of the game,” said Panther head coach Lonny Mazurak. “Offensively and defensively, the group is growing each and every quarter.” The No. 1 A ranked Immaculata Mustangs met the Princess Margaret Mustangs of Penticton in Saturday’s other semifinal. Immaculata shelled the Fulton Maroons 90-23 and then brushed back the Nechako Valley Viqueens of Smithers in their Friday games. Maggie upended the Rutland Voodoos 58-26 before using a variety of zone presses to stop the NorKam Saints 67-53. Sa-Hali iced the Okanagan Mission Huskies 59-51 in their Friday night tilt. The Huskies used a relentless press to wear down the bigger Bears 59-48. The Bears bounced George Elliot 57-45, while Rutland zapped Fulton 50-29 in other round-robin play. In senior AAA boys play, the Panthers opened the Okanagan Mission Invitational by dispatching the South Kamloops Titans 79-45 Friday night. John Garvie canned 30 points for the Panthers, while towering Shelby Hartwig racked up 16 points and 16 rebounds. Chris Inscho chipped in with 13 points, while Andy Hladik hauled in nine rebounds and six monster rejections under the hoop. Said VSS head coach Glen Garvie: “Our defence was the key to the game and we wore them out with our fast break. We made them work hard for all their shots.” The Panthers squared off with the NorKam Saints Saturday morning. VSS visits the Kalamalka Lakers in North Zone league play Tuesday night (8:15).

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With goals in five of the last six outings, the Vernon Vipers’ powerplay is finally starting to become a factor in B.C. Hockey League games. The Snakes went 3-for-4 on the man advantage Friday night as they torched the struggling Trail Smoke Eaters 6-3 in front of 1,675 teddy bear-wielding fans at Kal Tire Place. Colton Sparrow brought on a deluge of stuffed animals for the KISS FM Santa’s Toy Fund as he banked Vernon’s first goal, his sixth, on a feed from third star Mason Blacklock, who spotted him lurking in the high slot at 6:54 of the first period. Demico Hannoun (10th goal) started the powerplay parade when he redirected Jared Wilson’s slap pass from the point past former North Okanagan Knights’ netminder Dustin Nikkel (38 saves). “The first seven or eight minutes was indicative of how it was going to be throughout,” said Vipers’ associate coach Kris Mallette. “We came out just flying. “Things were clicking for us, but we got away from it at times.” First star Dexter Dancs (15th, 16th) jumpstarted a two-goal, one-fight night by collecting a Jason Bird stretch pass to get behind the Smoke Eaters’ defence and beat Nikkel with a deft toe-drag chip. Dancs turned Nikkel inside out after taking yet another heads-up feed from Bird to go in on another partial breakaway. “He hit me up the middle and I had a little step on the d-man and made a move on the goalie. Both were from Bird; great passes,” said Dancs, who finished the night with a late third-period scrap with Bryan Basilico. Dancs, a North Vancouver product, said it was important to get on Trail early and establish a hard tempo. “They’re in a bit of a skid right now, but they can win any game so we’ve got to prepare just like we do for any other team. “We weren’t happy with how we ended it with their two goals, but it was a good effort overall.” Mallette, who coached Nikkel last season with North Okanagan, felt for his old keeper.

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Struggling Smokies lose ninth straight Continued from A21

“That’s been the story of his year for him. The goals we scored were pretty nice goals, and that’s been the case every time he’s played against us. “I know what he’s capable of. He wouldn’t be in this league as a 20-year-old rookie if he couldn’t play. You feel bad for him, but it can be a cruel game and we got the two points.” Blacklock (16th), who earned third star after missing the last 16 games to injury, and Michael McNicholas (18th) each scored on the man advantage to round out Vernon’s scoring. “Blackie’s been itching for sure,” said Mallette. “He’s been skating with us for three weeks, but it just wasn’t right. It’s good on him to be honest with himself and take his time.” Answering with third-period goals for the Smokies were Scott Davidson (4th), Jake Kauppila (8th) and Travis Stephens (10th, powerplay). Danny Todosychuk finished with 20 saves for his 10th win. The Vipers, second in the Interior Division at 19-8-3-4, visited the 17-11-1-4 Salmon Arm SilverBacks Saturday night at the Shaw Centre. The Smoke Eaters (7-25-2-1) have lost nine straight and are tied for last overall in the BCHL. Lumby defenceman Dylan Bowen was traded to Trail on Nov. 13 from Merritt. With a new head coach (Nick Deschenes) and several players choosing not to report after being dealt to the Smokies, he said it is vital for the team to find ways to remain upbeat. “We’re doing some stuff right, we just have to figure out some things that aren’t 100 per cent there,” said Bowen, who has been impressed by Deschenes. “Coming here I was a bit bummed, but seeing the direction where Nick wants to go, it can only go up. He’s really hands-on, always showing us new stuff.” Regarding Vernon, Bowen added: “You’ve got to key on certain players who can put the puck in the net with ease. You give them a little break and they’re going

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Demico Hannoun of the Vernon Vipers gets the puck past the Trail Smoke Eaters' goalie Dustin Nikkel for the Vipers’ second goal of the night Friday at Kal Tire Place. Vernon converted three powerplay goals to earn a 6-3 win. to score.” Mallette praised the effort of his energy forwards TJ Dumonceaux, Tyler Povelofskie and Matty Saharchuk. “Everybody’s contributing in the right way,” said Mallette. Povelofskie took a hard slash from Trail’s Dylan Mascarin in front of the players’ benches in the first period, which resulted in a major and ejection for the Mascarin. Povelofskie then battled Trail’s Sheldon Brett in a spirited all-rookie tilt early in the third period. Meanwhile, the Penticton Vees recorded their sixth consecutive win as they stuffed the Chilliwack Chiefs 6-3 Friday

night at Prospera Centre. The Vees are first in the Interior, three points up on Vernon at 22-7-1-3, with a game in hand. The Penticton Vees scored three goals in 2:29 in the second period as they grounded the Chiefs before 1,650 fans at Prospera Centre. The Vees went on the goal spree just after Jake Hand and Carter Cochrane had tied the game for the Chiefs. Ben Dalpe, Steen Cooper and Mitch Newsome recorded the snipes. Travis Blanleil, Jack Ramsey and Max Croatta also scored for Penticton, while Andeww Silard pocketed the other

Chilliwack goal. Olivier Mantha turned away 36 shots for the win. Gerry Fitzgerald finished a natural hat trick before the Powell River Kings got on the board and it was all the Victoria Grizzlies needed in a 5-1 win before 950 fans at Bear Mountain Arena. It was the Grizzlies’ second straight win under new head coach Craig Didmon. A flawless effort from goalie Andy Desautels and second-period goals from Jordan Masters and Matt Anholt gave the West Kelowna Warriors a 2-0 win over the Merritt Centennials in front of 925 fans at Royal LePage Place.

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The North Okanagan Knights don’t seem to have a problem getting up for the big games. It’s the lower-echelon teams of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League they’re struggling with. After recording consecutive wins of the Kelowna Chiefs and Osoyoos Coyotes – the only teams ahead of the Knights in the Okanagan Division – Shawn Webb’s crew fell 5-3 to the Spokane Braves Friday night at Nor-Val Sports Centre. North Okanagan gave up three goals in a five-minute span in the second

period and never really recovered. Webb said it looked more like a game of shinny than a Junior B tilt. “We were a disjointed mess of individuals,” said Webb, who singled out the efforts of Brett Hawrys and Dennon Leibel, who each finished with a goal and an assist. The 11-8-0-3 Braves’ Justin Bonanno and Knights Tanner Cochrane, on a breakout pass from Ryley Booth, swapped first-period singles. Tyler Peltram (shorthanded), Sean Collins and Hayden Boring made it 4-1 for the visitors with 4:02 remaining in period two. Enderby’s Hawrys used a quick release

on a play set up by Leibel to snipe his eighth of the year just 31 seconds after Boring’s goal. Spokane’s Dillon Bogart and Vernon’s Leibel, who outwaited netminder Zach Straza (35 saves) before tucking home his sixth. “The three goals we did score were scored at will,” said Webb, noting the Braves have shown a knack of lulling stronger teams into bad habits. “They’ve beaten some good teams, but it’s no excuse. We take them too lightly and we can’t get up for those games.” The Knights, third in the Okanagan loop at 16-14-0-1, visit the first-place Chiefs (20-8-0-3) tonight (7 p.m.) at Rutland Arena. They entertain the Summerland Steam Wednesday (7 p.m.) in Armstrong.


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otes, quotes and anecdotes from the wonderful world of hockey....Bill Bestwick had the Victoria Grizzlies in the B.C. Hockey League’s top-five and all seemed good with the Christmas break nearing. Then, boom. A new ownership group called a media conference for Monday. Bestwick was not invited. Bestwick is not answering his cell or home phone but I know he’s back in Nanaimo serving as a city councillor. He used to manage the Beban Park Rec Centre, and along with John Furlong, worked tirelessly to bring the WHL Billings Bighorns to Nanaimo for the 1982-83 season. Furlong went on to be CEO of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Bestwick thinks big, is a respected winner and he won’t be out of hockey long. Kevin Mitchell The decision to axe Bestwick is believed to stem from past differences between him and co-owner Pete Zubersky, the Grizzlies’ new director of operations, which includes the general manager position he previously held for three-and-a-half seasons during the organization’s time as the Victoria Salsa. Back then, Bestwick was with the Clippers and their disputes were public. However, Zubersky tells Travis Paterson of Black Press Sports it’s not what led to this week’s decision. “Hockey is an emotional game for emotional people,” Zubersky said. “There’s a winner and a loser and you’re always going to have friction. On the ice two players can drop the gloves and go toe-to-toe and the next night they’re at home having Thanksgiving dinner and they’re brothers. “Any differences I had with (Bestwick), I can’t really think of any, but it had nothing to do with this.” Zuberksy points to the promotion of Craig Didmon, someone the team wants to put its faith in as he is deeply

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The Vernon Fix Auto Vipers were 2-1 going into Saturday afternoon play in their home Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Tournament. New Saskatchewan product Brennan Schwark scored twice as the Vipers stopped the West Kelowna Warriors 5-1 Saturday morning at Kal Tire Place. Aidan Rysen, Cody Webb and Damian Coljee-Fehr provided singles in front of Jayden Jensen. The Vipers lost 6-2 to the Penticton Vees late Friday night at Civic Arena, just a few hours after ambushing the Salmon Arm Silvertips 9-2. Mason McLennan and Caden Bracken scored against Penticton. Ethan Huizinga went the distance in net. Coljee-Fehr (2), Joe Eggert, McLennan, Lucas Halvorson, Dex Elders, Schwark, Nick Cherkowski and Mika Burns handled the Vernon offence over Salmon Arm. Jensen stopped 28 shots. The Kelowna Rockets clipped the Salmon Arm Silvertips 5-4 in Saturday morning play at Civic.

rooted in the West Shore community. Didmon remains the head coach of the Belmont secondary and Spencer middle school hockey academies. A former player under Bestwick, Didmon sees him as a friend and mentor. Didmon has been Bestwick’s assistant coach/GM for the past one and a half seasons. “I loved working with (Bestwick) so the situation is tough, however, it’s a quick and easy switch,” said Didmon, who has won two straight as the main bench boss. Zubersky is also the owner of the Junior B Peninsula Panthers in Sidney. n Whispers around the league have the Clippers listening to offers for all-star goalie Jayson Argue, who has played more minutes (1,550) than any other goalie except for Cowichan Valley Capital Robin Gusse (1,722). The Clippers are 10th in the BCHL and likely won’t get past Victoria or the Powell River Kings in the playoffs. Mike Vandekamp recently acquired 19-year-old Tanner Kovacs from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. Since the Wolverines relocated to Whitecourt from St. Albert before the 2012-13 season, they have had 10 goalies suit up. Kovacs, in his third year with the franchise, had enough and requested a trade. Argue is 20 and will play college hockey for the Bentley Falcons next year in Watertown, Mass. Kovacs has another year so the Clippers may stock their roster for next year by dealing Argue. They gave up Michael McNicholas and Josh Bryan to the Vipers for Aaron Hadley last year. Hadley shattered a kneecap and played just six games for the Clippers after getting a point a game for Vernon. n Viper grad Kyle Bigos, traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the San Jose Sharks last season, is playing for the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL. The 24-year-old d-man has two goals, six points and 36 penalty minutes for the Bulls, whose home is the Cow

In other Friday games, the Merritt Centennials doubled Kelowna 6-3 and the Quesnel Kangaroos iced West Kelowna 7-4. The A final of the seventeam tournament (Prince George dropped out Thursday) goes today (noon) at Civic. The Vernon Home Building Centre Tier 1 Midget Vipers had their Friday night game aand Saturday matinee gainst the Prince George Cougars cancelled due to inclement weather up north. Meanwhile, the Vernon DCT Chambers Marauders shelled the Kelowna Stars 7-2 Saturday morning at Memorial Arena to open the 14-team Kelowna Christmas Classic Bantam Rec Invitational. Game MVP Landon Currie supplied four snipes as the Marauders scored seven unanswered goals after the Stars scored in the first two minutes.. Cole Martin, Sam Frisby and Tavyn Best had the other goals in support of a solid Sam Knox. The defensive corps of Mac Gilchrist, Gaman Nijjar, Adam Raber, Jim Brodoway and Cam Mackenzie was out-

Palace, former home of the Sharks. The Bulls opened the season with an epic 18 straight days on the road. From San Francisco to Alaska to Idaho to Utah to Colorado and back again, the Bulls racked up 5,500 air and road miles. The offseason highlight was a Macklemore concert in Utah. Bigos, who helped the Vipers win the 2009 Royal Bank Cup in Victoria, is joined by BCHL grads C Kyle Bodie (Powell River) and D Damon Kipp (Salmon Arm). n Mike Santorelli of Burnaby racked up 43 goals and 96 points to lead Vandekamp’s Vipers in the 2003-04 BCHL season. Santorelli was a 17-year-old and played alongside speedy wingers Mark Nelson and Dustin Claffey. Santorelli, who billeted with super fan Ariel Tyk that season, has wore six pro jerseys in seven years but appears settled in Vancouver. Canuck coach John Tortorella told Kevin Woodley of NHL.com Thursday he had never heard of Santorelli going into camp. “He was off the map for me,” said Tortorella. “I found out pretty quickly who he was when he came in the condition he was in and how he just said, ‘I am going to play here, you are not sending me to Utica.’ With no words said to me, just with his actions, he said, ‘I am not going there,’ and he has continued to go that way.” With a $550,000 salary, Santorelli tops the NHL “Bargain Hunter” list on CapGeek.com, a ranking based on the amount of money spent per goal, assist, point and ice time. n Viper grad Aaron Volpatti pulls off some wicked guitar riffs in the rockin’ Washington Capitals’ Christmas card video featuring Alex Ovechin on the tamborine. It’s a pretty entertaining 66-second clip. Check it out on http://www.monumentalnetwork.com/videos/washingtoncapitals-2013-holiday-card.

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Mika Burns of the Vernon Vipers skates between Tyson Stewart (front) and Jordan Fournier of the Salmon Arm Silvertips in the Bantam Tier 3 tournament Friday night at the Civic Arena.

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final period. Martin also had two goals and Sam Frisby one. Noah Foufoulas went the distance and was stellar over the final two periods, preserving the win with a handful of sparkling saves in the final minutes, including three on a Kelowna power play - the only penalty called in the contest. Forward Aaron Botterill was DCT’s game MVP. George Agar’s Marauders faced the Kelowna Bruins Saturday afternoon and battle the Langley Warriors this morning.

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The Fulton Maroons were shooting for gold Saturday night at the G.W. Graham Huskies Senior Boys Basketball Tournament in Chilliwack. Dale Olson’s AA squad faced the South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver in the final after bouncing the Westsyde Whundas of Kamloops 68-65 in a semifinal thriller Friday night. Riley Beauchamp nailed a shot with four seconds left to put Fulton up by a point on the Whundas. Cory AngHamilton then swiped the inbounds pass and hit a jumper at the buzzer for the clinching bucket. Michael Rouault canned 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for the Maroons, who got 16 points and a dozen boards from Tye Kitzman. Beauchamp finished with 12 points. “It was a good game,” said Olson. “The boys competed hard. We lost Rouault to fouls with four minutes to go and we led the whole game until they took their first lead with 14 seconds left. The boys showed lots of composure.” The Hornets stunned the No. 1 AAA St. Thomas More Knights of Burnaby 75-58 in Friday night’s other semifinal. South Okanagan stopped the Maroons 76-62 in Oliver last weekend and iced them at the Westsyde Invitational in late November. “They (Buzz) are playing well right now,” said Olson. “It should be a good game. We have played them twice already this season. Maybe it’s our night.” The Maroons opened the tourney Thursday afternoon with a come-from-behind 76-72 overtime win over the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints of North Vancouver. Rouault canned a jumper for the decisive bucket in extra minutes. Rouault finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Kitzman rung up 20 points and six boards and Karanmeet Khatra recorded 12 points and 14 rebounds. Fulton then stopped the No. 6 D.P. Todd Trojans of Prince George 71-56 Thursday night with Rouault sitting the second quarter in foul trouble but ending up with 23 points and a dozen boards. Kitzman drained 18 points and earned four rebounds, while Beauchamp bagged 13 points and six rebounds. “We’re pretty solid,” said Dale Olson. “We have seven or eight different guys that come in and make shots.” The Maroons, who should be ranked in the provincial top-10 after the Chilliwack tourney, host the Seaton Sonics Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. The Maroons are without injured Grade 11 guards Davron Polok and Darrien Broomfield. Meanwhile, the Fulton junior Maroons bowed 70-48 to the visiting Hornets in the opening game of their home tournament Friday night. Bryn Bedard, game MVP, led the Maroons with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Noah Lee added seven points,

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B.C. HOCKEY LEAGUE INTERIOR DIVISION TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF GA Penticton 22 7 1 3 48 128 83 Vernon 19 8 3 4 45 118 100 Salmon Arm 17 11 1 4 39 115 100 West Kelowna 17 11 1 2 37 105 92 Merritt 17 14 2 1 37 99 92 Trail 7 22 2 1 17 83 144 ISLAND DIVISION Powell River 22 5 2 2 48 119 73 Victoria 21 8 3 2 47 109 87 Nanaimo 17 16 0 1 35 112 101 Cowichan Valley 13 21 0 1 27 91 118 Alberni Valley 9 20 2 3 23 99 139 MAINLAND DIVISION Langley 21 11 1 2 45 111 97 Prince George 18 10 2 2 40 98 81 Coquitlam 16 15 0 2 34 131 134 Surrey 13 19 1 0 27 111 137 Chilliwack 7 23 1 2 17 93 150 FRIDAY: Vernon 6 Trail 3; Penticton 6 Chilliwack 3; West Kelowna 2 Merritt 0; Victoria 5 Powell River 1; Cowichan 2 Alberni 1; Nanaimo 6 Coquitlam 0; Langley 5 Surrey 2 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM Landon Smith, Salmon Arm 33 27 25 52 16 Brad McClure, Penticton 33 26 23 49 18 Michael McNicholas, Vernon 34 18 29 47 12 Myles Fitzgerald, Victoria 34 16 30 46 20 Alex Gillies, Salmon Arm 27 21 21 42 12


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INDOOR SOCCER VERNON SOCCER ASSOCIATION INDOOR SOCCER MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L T PTS GF Camels 6 2 2 20 45 NET 6 4 0 18 42 Osprey Capital Young Boys 5 4 1 16 39 Monashee FC 5 5 0 15 28 Turn-Key 4 4 2 14 33 Peters Tirecraft 1 7 1 4 30 Week 9 Scores: NET 6 Tirecraft 4; Camels 4 Youngboys 3; Turn-Key 3 Monashee 1

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BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L SOL PTS Ice Dogs 7 3 0 14 Team Brad Jones 6 3 0 12 Beavers 6 4 0 12 Whalers 5 5 0 10 OTR 2 2 6 0 4 Camo Toe 2 7 0 4 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER G A PTS Geoff Straight, Whalers 35 21 56 Brandon Rysen, Beavers 35 19 54 Kevin Charich, Ice Dogs 23 23 46 Jordon Dewing, Ice Dogs 30 15 45 Kyle Clark, Jones 20 20 40 Dave Pope, Whalers 20 15 35 Ryan Leibel, Whalers 11 22 33 Aaron Benjaminson, Beavers 21 12 33 Chad Rachwalski, Whalers 20 12 32 Justin Mitchell, Jones 20 11 31 BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE December 10 Game 1 Beavers 10 – Matt Rysen 3+1, Jaydon Agar 2+2, Brandon Rysen 2, Kent Connors 1+5, George Agar, Bruin Stair; Goalie: Jaydon Campbell OTR2 9 – Laird Fawcett 3+2, Devin Jones 2, Mike Teager 1+2, Tim Proctor, Will Bester, Jordan Jones; Goalie: Kasmer Boudreau Game 2 Team Jones 12 – Russell Hickman 4, Sean Gracey 3+1, Frank Bird 2+1, Tim Proctor 1+4, Alex Kidd; Goalie: Kyle Point Whalers 7 – Geoff Straight 2+1, James Schneider 2, Brad Schwartz 2, Aaron Hough; Goalie: John Graham Game 3 Ice Dogs 20 – Kevin Carich 6+5, Ryan Cramer 4+4, Steve Spark 4+1, Jeff Pain 3+2, Jordan Dewing 2+2; Nathan Spark Camo Toe 8 – Tyler O’Dwyer 3, John Defehr 2, Chris Tapper 1+2, Steve Shooly, Bryan Cragg; Goalie: Corey Petty

REC HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W Godard Excavating Predators 14 Kasper Denture Clinic Red Wings 12 R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans 10 Kalavida Flyers 10 Cidel Moving Oilers 10 Green Pub Moose 9 Spartan Auto Bulls 8 Teale Utility Canucks 7 Leko Precast Blackhawks 8 Kal Tire Whalers 5 Nation Party Fishermen 3 M&K Ready-Mix Bruins 3 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER Bryce Kakoske, Orphans Corey Webb, Blackhawks Brian Caron, Fishermen Mike Mason, Blackhawks Steve Vallier, Moose Ryan Dubetz, Oilers Dave Robinson, Orphans Duane Dennis, Red Wings Jeff Mushaluk, Bulls Jarret Watts, Red Wings Tim Proctor, Moose Thomas Swales, Canucks Amar Purewal, Fishermen Kevin Swales, Canucks Troy Blais, Bulls

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DARTS PUBMASTERS DART LEAGUE A DIVISION TEAM PTS Checkers Bollocks 2 Alexanders Predators 2 Bud Knights 1 Armed and Hammered 1 Double Trouble 0 Checkers Straight Shooters 0 High Scores Men Johnny Correia 177 Ladies Kathy Desmarais 140 High Out Men Randy Seip 123 Ladies Noelle Geary 63 180s Dalton Desmarais Bulls Phil Andrews 67 B DIVISION TEAM PTS Smokin’ Bulls 2 Dart Farts 2 ANAF Paralyzers 2 Bull Shooters 2 Eagle Sisters 1 Old Timers 1 Dirty Minds 1 Kicking Eagles 1 High Score Men Garrett Hammer, 140 Rod Kashuba, Joe Arsenault, Mike Teger Ladies Leanne McNeil 136 High Out Men Richard Herrington 92 Ladies McNeil 50 180 None Bull None

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Armstrong work focus of meeting ROGER KNOX Morning Star Staff

A public meeting will be held in Armstrong to discuss the city’s major public works project for 2014. Dunn Road, near Rosedale Grocery, will undergo a complete reconstruction similar to Colony Street in 2013. “The public meeting for residents of Dunn Road and near that area will be held Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. here at city hall,” said Coun. John Trainor, chairperson of the city’s public works committee. “Interested citizens can hear first-hand from project managers how the project is going to go.” Added Mayor Chris Pieper: “We want residents to look at it and ask questions. This involves road, water, sewer and storm upgrades.” Pieper said it’s antici-

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Starting Jan. 1, Lake Country and North Westside dog owners will have an added financial incentive to license their pets. The fine for a dog found or impounded without a license will rise from $100 to $300 in the Regional District of Central Okanagan. “The good news is there’s still time for unlicensed dog owners to purchase a license and avoid the possible higher fine,” said Bruce Smith, with RDCO. “The cost is $20 for a dog that’s been spayed or neutered and $60 if it isn’t.” Smith says RDCO has been working hard to reward dog owners who follow the requirements of the dog bylaw. “We also believe that by having more compliant dog owners, we’ll have more dog owners that are aware of their responsibilities and that will hopefully result in less enforcement.”

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pated the tender for the project will go out and January, and the city wants to get started “as soon as the snow is gone.” “We want it done before June’s rains,” said Pieper. The project is included in the city’s 2014 budget. Snow plowing Armstrong residents are reminded that parking on residential streets during snowfall is not permitted. Parking is allowed only after snowplowing, sanding and de-icing activities are completed. “First violations will be subject to a warning notice,” said Coun. John Trainor.

“Repeat violations may be subject to your vehicle being towed at your expense or a fine of $100.” Residents are also reminded that pushing snow from your driveway onto the street is not allowed. Street banners With the current Armstrong centennial street banners set to come down in the spring, council is making plans for their replacement. “We could purchase a stock banner design or, as was suggested, we should approach SPARC (Armstrong Spallumcheen Arts Council Society,” said Coun. Paul Britton,

chairperson of the city’s community services committee. “We can discuss with the art council and give them guidelines on design and colour, then have them come back to us with some recommendations.” There are currently close to 100 banners that line the streets in Armstrong celebrating the city’s centennial in 2013. They are slated to come down in the spring. Committee change There’s only change among Armstrong council for 2014 committee appointments. Kelly Rowe, currently chairperson of the city’s finance and administration committee, will become chair of the public works committee. “Kelly came and requested the position as she wanted to get some experience there,” said Mayor Chris

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n Choose your passwords wisely, protect them, don’t use the same passwords for everything, and make them difficult to guess by using letters, numbers and symbols. n Make sure to change your passwords every three months. n Don’t be afraid to say “Wait a minute... let me check with somebody else." n Use a different computer for online banking. n Make sure to use and set your computer’s privacy settings. n On Facebook, never post when you’re going on vacation; let people know, once you’re back. n Be careful on public Wi-Fi: hackers can hijack your session, collecting information and infecting your computer. “Protecting yourself can be easy when you make cyber safety a priority. Become aware of the most common threats and risk to your online security,” said MaioGeorge McTaggart. “There’s too much to lose if you don’t. Beyond the sheer inconvenience and possible embarrassment, you put your privacy, financial savings and even personal safety can be at risk if you are carelessly leaving an easy trail for scammers to follow.”


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Chambers rally behind new mine project Andrew Laird, president of the ArmstrongSpallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. “Canada is a world leader in responsible resource development, and as the global economy continues to create demand for what we can produce, it’s important to make sure B.C. is at the table. “It would be welcome news to entrepreneurs in the North Okanagan to see indications that they can make plans for the future, comfortable in the knowledge that all levels of the Canadian economy are moving forward on large-scale projects once again.”


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City of Vernon NOTICE — 2014 Council Meeting Dates Be advised that pursuant to Section 127 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the 2014 Committee of the Whole meetings are held at 8:40 am, and the Regular Council Meetings of the Council for the City of Vernon are held at 1:30 pm, in Council Chambers at City Hall on the following dates: 2014 January 13 January 27th

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to Electors of the City of Vernon of an Alternate Approval Process for a Proposed Extension of Municipal Boundaries Notice is hereby given that under section 86 [Alternative approval process] of the Community Charter and section 20 of the Local Government Act, the Council of The Corporation of the City of Vernon intends to petition the Minister of Community Development requesting an extension of the area of the municipality to include the following described lands: 1. STRATA LOTS 1 AND 2, STRATA PLAN KAS2581, SEC. 12, TP. 8, ODYD (5930 AND 5932 STAR ROAD) 2. FOR LOTS 2 AND 3, SEC. 11, TP. 8, ODYD (5241 AND 5277 SILVER STAR ROAD) 3. LOT 1, PLAN 31211, SEC. 11, TP. 8, ODYD (4815 SILVER STAR ROAD) 4. LOT 4, SEC. 11, TP. 8, PLAN 4165, ODYD (5902 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD) 5. LOT 3, PLAN 11775, SEC. 2, TWP. 8, ODYD (4403 MUTRIE ROAD) 6. LOT 3, SEC. 18, TP. 5, PLAN 29910, ODYD (7025 HERBERT ROAD AND 7110 BATES ROAD) 7. LOT 1, PLAN 23048, SEC. 11, TWP. 8, ODYD (6162 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD – ANDERSON RANCH LANDS) As shown on the map below:

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ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY And Further Take Notice That the City may proceed with the boundary extension request unless at least ten percent of City electors indicate that a referendum must be held by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the City of Vernon, and only those persons who qualify as electors of the municipality are entitled to sign Elector Response Forms. Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a resident elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, and have been a resident of the City of Vernon for the past 30 days or more. Non-Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a non-resident property elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, have owned and held registered title to a property in the City of Vernon for the past 30 days or more, and do not qualify as a resident elector. NOTE: Only one non-resident property elector may submit an Elector Response Form per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. If less than ten percent (3,169) of City electors submit an Elector Response Form, the boundary extension request will be deemed to have the approval of the electors and the City of Vernon may proceed to Cabinet for approval. For the purpose of conducting the alternative approval opportunity, the number of electors is calculated as 31,693. Elector Response Forms are available from City Hall, 3400 30th Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 5E6 This is the second and last publication of this notice in a newspaper Patricia Bridal, Corporate Officer Director, Corporate Services, City of Vernon 3400 - 30 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5E6 • 250-545-1361 • e-mail: admin@vernon.ca Agendas for Council Meetings are posted at www.vernon.ca/index.php/council/meetings


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Like most people these days, Bob Byrne carries a cell phone. But the form of communication he relies on the most is his ham radio. “I’ve been involved in amateur radio my whole life when I experimented with crystal radio sets as a kid,” said Byrne, the president of the North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club (NORAC) and a licensed operator since 1979. “The ham radio is like a chat room. I have my radio on all the time. “My wife Grace could be at the grocery store and she never carries her cell phone, but she always has her ham radio with her, so we can touch base and communicate.” NORAC was founded in 1975 and is a group of about 55 radio enthusiasts commonly known as “hams” living in the general vicinity of the North Okanagan. The purpose of the club is to promote an interest in amateur radio and electronics by bringing together like-minded people who enjoy furthering their knowledge of amateur radio and electronics. “The club provides education and training programs for this purpose. Communication is what it’s all about, and yes, ham radio is still very relevant, even in the so-called digital age,” said Byrne (call sign VE7EZI). “Amateur radio operators have always been innovators in electronic communications and have been using digital techniques for decades. In fact the club has members whose personal ‘ham shack’ contains nothing but software-defined radios. This is still ham radio, the only difference is that there are no knobs to turn or switches to throw — except the ‘power on’ button. It’s a virtual radio set!” Byrne said amateur radio is not to be confused with CB radio, which does not require a licence. “Ham radio is one of only two hobbies for which an actual licence is required — the other is firearms,” said Byrne. “The reason is that the government must ensure that frequencies are not interfering with emergency services nationally. “One practical reason for people to take the course is if you are an outdoors person, these repeaters are accessible from anywhere, particularly in remote locations where cell phones don’t work — NORAC maintains an extensive repeater network.” And there is no annual fee to have a licence, said Byrne, adding that hams oper-

George Copely works the ham frequencies and the computer log at Field Day. ate from what is called a “ham shack,” a bit of a misnomer since the “shack” can be anything from a kitchen table to a corner of the living room. “Of course, I would love to have an actual shack in my back yard — right now it’s in my living room.” And while amateur radio is a fun hobby to most hams, it has also provided a vital communication link during disasters around the world. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, amateur radio volunteers throughout the area provided a primary communication link vital for search and rescue. “Filipino ham radio operators, like hams worldwide, have a strong sense of public service and have responded magnificently to the crisis,” said Byrne. “This is evidenced by this statement from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU): ‘The ITU announced on November 13, 2013 that it has deployed satellite communication equipment to the Philippines to help re-establish communications vital for search and rescue in areas severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Amateur Radio volunteers throughout the Philippine archipelago have been a primary communication link since the storm struck November 8, and their efforts continue.’” The problem with the phone lines, said Byrne, is that during an emergency, whether flood, fire or earthquake, the first instinct most people have is to pick up the telephone. “People get on the phone and the networks crash. While it has, thankfully, been a decade since local radio amateurs have had

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North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club members Rob Murray (left) VA7RMM; Aaren Jensen, VA7AEJ; George Copely, VA7PRS; and Blake Tweddle, VE7DO, erect the antenna at Field Day in June. to respond to a major disaster, there have been numerous examples around the globe of just how important it is to have these knowledgeable and trained communicators when disaster strikes.” Another important aspect of amateur radio is to provide communications and other services to the community. For years, NORAC members have provided the communications and on-the-street coordination for the Vernon Winter Carnival parade, and has provided the same service for the Falkland Stampede

parade and other events. As well, NORAC provides a small cadre of operators for the North Okanagan Emergency Communications Group (NOECG) who are prepared to provide communications support for Emergency Social Services (ESS0 and other public agencies should they be required. “It’s a hobby, it’s a service, it’s a past time. It’s a life-long pursuit, and we want to get the message out that amateur radio is still relevant. We do embrace the new technology.

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where for their belongings, to enjoy warm gloves, and thick socks, find comfort where there feels like none. Are we living the life we are capable of living, and what does that mean to you? He did so much to educate about human rights, and improving our societies. “To deny people their human rights, is to challenge their very dignity.” “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” So often people would think it can’t be accomplished, yet “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” And when he left prison, “there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you

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yourself have altered.” “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” Mandela’s ability to come out of prison not as an angry bitter man, and to be able to forgive his captors and work with them took incredible personal strength and taught us so much. And it is what we will do with those lessons that will aid in our own legacies. In our life we don’t face the decisions or struggles that Mandela faced, however there will be times when we may face challenges that feel like battles. Mine have been around work and usually this frustration was with government decisionmakers whom I felt did not understand the positions we were taking. What I learned early on, was to be in the room with the decision-makers, not in the hallway, marching. Working with and listening to both sides, developing partnerships will accomplish far more. “I learned that cour-

age was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it, the brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers the fear.” “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” A motto to live by. “If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of those roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” The world was fortunate to have known Nelson Mandela and he will be remembered as one of the greatest, let us look upon his life and his actions for guidance. A wise friend from South Africa posted this comment, “May his death remind us all to forgive the past wrongdoings and live every day to improve the lives of those around us, As Mandela said, “love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” May you enjoy peace and love this season with your family and friends.

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“These texting kids have nothing on us — I can use morse code faster than text,” said Byrne. “The only people using it these days are amateurs, but you don’t have to learn it to get licensed.” The annual event NORAC members look forward to is field day, which occurs all over North America. “It’s a fun thing that is a test of our skills and its real purpose is to test the abilities of amateur technicians to set up in the field and operate for 24 hours, so they made it into a contest and you talk to as many people as you can across North America.” Byrne said the world of ham radio has a way of making the world seem smaller and more connected. “It isn’t obsolete, it isn’t irrelevant. Our club isn’t suffering from a lack of members, but we need less gray hair and we’d like to inspire some younger people; they can bring their computers and their BlackBerries and they will fit in. The true meaning of amateur is for the love of it, and that’s what we do.” NORAC will conduct a basic amateur radio course in the new year. For more information, e-mail education@norac.bc.ca or call Byrne at 250-549-4318.

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december 15 the revelation choir presents their Christmas 2013 concert, “The Hope of Christmas,” Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3412-15th Ave., Vernon. Tickets are $10; free for kids. the voila musical christmas lights show! Our Christmas lights display has been a growing project annually for a number of years and will continue to grow in the spirit of spreading joy over the holidays. People are encouraged to park in the parking lot or along the road, roll down their windows to listen to the music while they enjoy the dancing lights or get out of their vehicles. The display at 4105 Pleasant Valley Rd. will run daily 5 to 9:30 p.m., and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the display times will be extended to midnight. A box is set up to receive donations of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. vernon women’s transition house We are requesting assistance for sponsors for our Christmas Hamper Program. We have seen a substantial increase in requests from families and in particular women who are on their own without families. We need about 20 sponsors for women who are on their own and five sponsors for families with children. If people are interested in being a sponsor for a women or family they can contact Lorraine Langley at the Transition House by calling 250-542-1122. 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 available from The Brown Derby Café in Armstrong (250-546-8221), Hungry Jack’s in Enderby (250-838-6811) or from choir members. advent lessons & carols Enjoy the story of Christmas, sing favourite Christmas carols, get yourself set for Christmas! The service will be Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 27th Street in Vernon (parking off 26th Street). Everyone — young, old and in-between, plus friends — are encouraged to attend. community dinner for bill’s place Join us Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. to share a community fundraising dinner and celebrate inspirational stories of recovery facilitated by the John Howard Society. Dinner is meat or veggie lasagna, salad, dessert. Tickets $5, available at the door until sold out. You are welcome to come early for a seasonal lessons and carol service at 4 p.m. All Saints Anglican Church, 3205-27th St. Info., Barb at 250-542-4041. armstrong legion: veterans’ christmas dinner Vets dine out Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. All veterans and their spouses 65 and older is invited to dine out for free. the harmonashees directed by Sylvain Vallee, will be singing at Community Carol Sing hosted by Lumby Christian Church Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The Harmonashees will be presenting “Carol for the Homeless” composed by Mr. Vallee. This is his first composition specifically created for an a capella chorus. eck worship service Sing HU to open your heart. Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Prestige Hotel, 4411-32nd St. “When you sing HU you are opening your heart to the love and protection of God. You also open yourself to wisdom insight, compassion and many other divine qualities.”

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All welcome. Info: 250-307-6677 or www. eckankar.org santas anonymous open for parents/ guardians to pick out Christmas gifts for their children. Open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 19. Please phone 250-5424448 to make an appointment and remember, your children’s Care Card is required when you come in. Santas is a non-profit group that provides toys to children aged birth to 12 throughout the North Okanagan for birthdays throughout the year and at Christmas. okan. humane society’s christmas bazaar Annual fundraiser 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 on Mondays. Also, raffle with great prizes. All 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 2501607 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 sale of ornaments equally shared by Salvation Army Food bank and museum. They can be purchased at the museum 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 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. 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: deodorant, soap/body wash and face cloth, toothbrush/tooth paste/dental floss, comb/brush, Kleenex, 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 Mission, 3403-27th Ave. Info., call 250-549-1231. okanagan-shuswap sheep producers assoc. Meets every third Sunday at 1 p.m., Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. Info., call Dena Findlay at 546-6223 or Lorna Carter at 546-3318. vernon pacers runners club Meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at clubhouse (32nd Ave. across from Kiss FM); Tuesdays at 5:30 a.m. at Landing Plaza; Thursdays at 5:30 a.m. at Bean Scene; Saturdays, 7 a.m., at clubhouse. Call Bill at 545-0028 for more information. elks mega meat draw Third Sunday of each month at the hall, 3103-30th St. Join us for Vernon’s most popular Mega Meat Draw; includes 50/50, variety baskets and concessions. Everyone welcome. All monies go to charities and children in Vernon.

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feature event: miracles on 34th street begin with you! s Christmas approaches, many have little to look forward to, missing their families, health and homes. The Upper Room Mission provides a warm and safe place for all in need, and there are five easy ways to help: 1. Fill a backpack (available at the Mission Dollar Bin, 3008-34th St.), add a clothing voucher and get the list of suggested items to guide you. 2. Donate your clothing and more to our boutique at 2708-34th St., where every penny raised stays in our community. 3. Donate your bottles and cans to our bottle depot at our main building on 34th Street. 4. Donate your time, just four hours a week keeps the doors open at all our locations. 5. Donate financially, all donations receive a tax receipt. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers, and a very merry Christmas to all.

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he word magical is often used to describe a human emotion or sentiment that overrides that feeling of just being human. For me, at this time of year, it doesn’t come in a shopping bag or from a glass of over-spiced eggnog. It comes from the glowing lights, the cold, crisp air, and, yes, a little magic along the way. For those who need a little of that in their lives, I suggest you hitch a ride out to the backwoods of Spallumcheen and hop aboard a sleigh at Caravan Farm Theatre to see the Kristin Froneman farm’s latest winter sleigh-ride production, Little Brother, Little Sister. Those who have been to Caravan before already know they’re in for a treat at this unique outdoor experience. It’s not hard to feel tingly from head to toe when the farm’s Clydesdales and, in my case three small but very powerful Norwegian fjords, jolt you out of your Bailey’s and hot chocolate haze to pull you through field and forest to experience the sights. And it’s always guaranteed that an audience member, in Elf-like fashion, will ignite the spirits of all with a carol sing-along. As for the show, this year’s spectacle will definitely put the spark in any Grinch’s too small heart. It’s magical, musical, and very funny and is one of the most fun times you’ll have in below freezing temperatures. Adapted from a lesser-known Grimm fairytale by Adam Underwood, Little Brother, Little Sister puts on an extra dose of that Caravan magic. A lot of this is due to the show’s aesthetic. The crew has obviously worked tirelessly to make this a breathtaking experience. The lighting alone, thanks to Enderby’s own Stephan Bircher, is incredible with its mystical hues, dimmed chandeliers, and even a blazing sun. Designed by Drew Facey, the sets —

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framed by deer horn-like branches, birch stands and pine fronds — are gorgeous, even King Oberon would approve. And the costumes, designed by Deitra Kalyn, are medieval chic, if there’s such a thing, Introducing us into this spell is the baritoned narrator, Babbling Brook (welcome back, Bruce Horak), whose silly rhymes match that of his wit, and whose nimble guitar playing accompanies the show seemingly throughout. The story follows, you guessed it, two siblings, Little Brother (Daniel Doheny) and Little Sister (Rebecca Auerbach), who are kept prisoner by their evil guardian, Ms. Grindle. Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have concocted a lot of evil characters in their day, but none as mean as this one. Played by the wickedly delightful Elinor Holt, whose cackle rivals that of Margaret Hamilton’s Wicked Witch of the West, it’s best to hide your hands in their woolly mittens when she comes around. And her one-eyed daughter, Selma (Donna Soares), is also (a word that rhymes with witch.) When Little Brother and Little Sister decide to run away from Ms. Grindle’s evil grasp, she puts a curse that whomever drinks from the babbling brook be turned into a fawn. Now we’ve seen a few woodland creatures at Caravan’s winter shows before: grizzled coyotes, a colourful nightingale, and a donkey or two, but there’s never been one as cute a Little Fawn, make that Brother. (The lucky Doheny gets to not only stay warm, but looks more adorable than Bambi in his costume.) When Little Brother does what fawns do, and decides to go frolic in the woods, brave Little Sister is left to her own devices and that’s when she has a close encounter with a huntsman who turns out to be the ruler of the land, King Roland (Chris Cochane, who also doubles as a hilarious canine in the first scene.) Of course, evil isn’t far away, but, as the song goes, love, love, love reigns in the end. It’s a sweet, silly, and lovely story played out by a cast that has obvious chemis-

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Daniel Doheny, as Little Brother, is pulled along by Rebecca Auerbach, as Little Sister, in Caravan Farm Theatre’s latest winter sleigh-ride production. try, especially when they join voices, and instruments, to perform the catchy songs penned by Caravan’s artistic director Courtenay Dobbie. The last scene, which takes place in a feat to carpentry, Caravan’s open-air timber frame barn, will leave you in party mood, and with

that magical feeling all season long. Little Brother, Little Sister continues at Caravan Farm Theatre most nights until Jan 4. Shows take place at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are selling like hotcakes, so contact the Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca to book a seat.

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Singer Dawn King has a love of life that is reflected in her music. The Vernon-based performer has not only been receiving accolades for her debut album, It’s Time to Shine, she has taken the time to help others in need. And this season is one of her busiest. Seen as recently as Tuesday in front of the Vernon Square Safeway carolling with Deb White, of White House Mortgages, and Sun FM’s Brian Martin in support of the Kindale Developmental Association, King and her musical partner and husband Robert are preparing for a big New Year’s Eve show at the Schubert Centre, which will be the official release party Photo submitted for It’s Time to Shine, and a fundraiser for Vernon’s Dawn King officially releases her debut album, It’s Vernon Women’s Transition House. “For the past 12 years, this special eveTime to Shine, at her and husband Robert King’s New Year’s ning of fine food and dancing has sold Eve dinner and dance at the Schubert Centre, Dec. 31.

out. This New Year’s Eve will be even more special as we will include all the songs off the new album,” said Dawn. As a musician and a life coach for more than 25 years, King says her reason for going beyond just being a performer is a reflection of her unquenchable thirst for life and her unstoppable desire to help people reach their potential and overcome barriers to happiness and success. Lately, she has been writing a regular series for Canadian Musician Magazine, which helps fellow musicians to overcome a variety of career and performance challenges. “Music has been a personal passion of mine since I was a child,” she said. “My hope is that these songs will make listeners laugh, cry and leave them feeling uplifted. I like to call it rockin’, poppin’ music that inspires people to live their best life.”

That is reflected in the songs off the new album, which have already resonated with listeners. All the songs, except for one were written by Robert, and three of them were finalists in three different genres in the International United Kingdom Songwriting Contest. In addition, Nothin’ But the Truth, a single off the album, was voted as the winner of the Emerging Canadian Artist Showdown, held by Kamloops radio station Country 103. It was also featured on the Smith Chevrolet Canadian Top 10 Countdown and hit national radio with CBC’s Song of the Day. Tickets for the Kings’ New Year’s Eve dinner and dance at the Schubert Centre are $50 per person or $360 for a table of eight (limited seating), available at the Schubert Centre or by calling 250-545-7777.


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his last summer and fall brought us a lot of big budget blockbuster wannabes. Iron Man 3 closed out the trilogy in acceptable fashion, the new Man of Steel smashed his way through the rebirth of the Superman franchise, Thor: the Dark World kept his brother Loki fresh in our minds and Wolverine just disappointed. Coming out in 2014,

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er Transformers movie. 2013 was also a summer for space films. Benedict Cumberbatch reprised Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness; the Smiths got philosophical in After Earth; Cruise bored us in Oblivion and Pacific Rim answered the question we’ve all been asking ourselves, “when will someone make Transformers vs. Godzilla?” Elysium gave us a cool premise but then

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just turned into a loud action film. Ender’s Game was good; Riddick was not. Then there was Gravity, which is essentially a shipwreck tale captured in an amazingly realistic looking film. This is a film that will be taken seriously at the Oscars, if only for technical reasons. Speaking of Ender’s Game, the trend of having films point out how we should feel guilty about human greed and corruption continue to be the flavour of the day: Catching Fire has its own catchphrase in reference to employed destitution in America, “The Hunger Games are real.” Even comedies like This is the End, The World’s End and World War Z want us to think about the systems we have in place. What’s that? World War Z wasn’t a comedy? Well, you must not have seen it. The Big Wedding was one of the worst movies of 2013. Movie 43 was a worse movie, but it was supposed to be bad, to a degree anyway. Paranormal Activity 4 might have not even deserved a score, but it can’t be measured by the standards set by the cast that stunk up The Big Wedding.

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Continued from B6 Last Vegas was another turkey ruined by too many cooks. Robert DeNiro was in both of them. Pretty soon you’re going to see him in the boxing ring with Sylvester Stallone. No we’re not kidding. Get ready for Grudge Match. It was a pretty big summer for kids’ movies, but none of them were particularly awesome: Despicable Me 2, The Lone Ranger, Epic, Monster’s University, and Grown Ups 2. They were all fine, but nothing to write home about. They might make good stocking stuffers for the kiddies. What’s that? Grown Ups 2 isn’t for kids? Well, you must not have seen it. 2014 will bring more of the same, along with some rebooted classics: Thomas the Tank Engine, Spy Kids 5, Rio 2, Annie, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Muppets: Most Wanted and the return of everyone’s favourite mutt Benji. Surprising summer movies (that is to say, movies that surprised us by being good,) included Pain and Gain, The Conjuring, and About Time. But there were a lot more that weren’t as good as the hype. However, some

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Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale star in the period “hair” piece American Hustle, a likely Oscar contender for 2013. of them will be mentioned come Oscar time, mostly due to the fact that 2013 was another short list of slim pickings: Rush, Ron Howards 1970s’ race car epic; Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks captains a freighter highjacked by Somali pirates; Prisoners, angry dad turns vigilante;

perhaps too, 12 Years a Slave and The Butler. Yet, most of the real contenders for the Oscars this year haven’t yet made it to Vernon. The winter should bring us some truly good movies. They are overdue. We are ready for them. Are you?

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t is traditional for many families to read a Christmas story to each other during the holidays, even if it is the only time of year. A Christmas Carol (1843), by the great English author Charles Dickens, is without question the most popular tale. The classic story features some of the most memorable characters in English literature —Scrooge, Marley, Cratchit and Tiny Tim— and a plot device that serves as a perfect vehicle for Peter Critchley the reflective and redemptive nature of the story. It is also much more than an indelible classic. An essential theme runs like a thread through the fabric of the tale. A Christmas Carol, above all, is about regret. It is about regretting not what you may have done but the opportunities you failed to pursue. In this regard, the classic tale transcends the characters, plot and even the story of Christmas. Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story (2013), by acclaimed mystery writer Craig Johnson, is not in the same class, but it is a compelling story that draws on the Dickens’ classic to explore the same theme. Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on Dec. 24 when he is interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and some pointed questions about Walt’s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt fails to rec-

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ognize the mystery woman but she appears to know him and claims she possesses something she must return to Connally. The sheriff, at loose ends with his daughter Cady, and undersheriff Vic Moretti, in Philadelphia for the holidays, agree to help the young woman despite her reticence about revealing her identity. Spirit of Steamboat, like A Christmas Carol, is a novella and can easily be read in an evening, even with breaks for treats and eggnog. A Child’s Christmas in Wales (1957) is a timeless classic by Welsh author Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the 20th century. This story, believed by many critics to be the best English Christmas tale after A Christmas Carol, is a nostalgic, bittersweet memoir told through the eyes of a child. “December, in my memory, is as white as Lapland,” Thomas recalls in the story. December is also a month that bursts with, “deadly snowballs” and snow that, “grows overnight on the roofs of houses.” And he marvels at the other quirky delights of winter: the frozen sea, snowboots and footprints, aunts who lace their tea with rum, the wind rustling through the trees and holiday presents and sweets such as candy cigarettes. The language is simply beautiful and the story, once read, will remain with you long after the holidays are past. These tales are all available at your Okanagan Regional Library www. orl.bc.ca. All library branches will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. The ORL wishes to take this opportunity to extend the best of the season to all.

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VPAG gift shop has a new home Morning Star Staff

Although the Vernon Public Art Gallery has closed its doors to exhibitions and programming due to the recent flooding of its building from a city water main break, the gallery’s gift shop is now in a new home. The VPAG has set up its revenue making venture in a temporary location at the former Vernon Flower Shop to try and minimize losses for both the gallery and the artisans who consign their work in the shop. The shop carries only handmade items, primarily by local artisans, including pottery, jewelry, fibre art, glass works, wood works, seasonal items, and art cards. “It acts as a small, but important source of revenue for the gallery and the Christmas season is the busiest time of year,” said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant. “It would be a big loss to many if the gallery shop closed its doors too.” The City of Vernon has approved the new location of the shop, and staff administration has also set up its office in the vacant building, which is located just two blocks away from the flood damaged gallery on 31st Avenue. The temporary location also happens to be the designated site for the proposed new art gallery facility in downtown Vernon. “As hectic as it’s been over the last couple of weeks, we want to keep our spirits up this Christmas,” said Kennedy Grant. “Although the largest, this isn’t the first disaster the gallery has experienced and we will persevere.” The Vernon Public Art Gallery asks the public to show their support by visiting the gallery shop at its temporary location until Dec. 24. “Come browse the gallery shop for holiday gift items, purchase a gift card or gallery membership. Have a look at the site and vision standing in a new state-of-the-art

cultural facility with many opportunities for the community. A new facility can be a reality. We have exhausted our resources in temporary locations,” said Kennedy Grant. The temporary shop is located at 3011-31st Ave. and will be open

Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff are available to answer any questions or concerns at 250-545-3173. Staff say they hope to have the VPAG reopened for its next exhibitions in January.

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Triple Island taps into Dutch roots Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series detailing the growth of two Lumby/Cherryville cheese makers. GRAEME CORBETT Business Editor

Cherryville’s Triple Island Cheese Farm has gone from a one-cow operation to a dairy of 30 healthy milkers in just eight years. Run by the Tuijtels, a Dutch immigrant family, Triple Island has had to gradually expand to keep up with growing consumer demand for its range of tasty Goudas, made using a traditional whole-milk recipe. “We want to grow eventually to about 45 to 50 cows,” said Kees Tuijtel, the cheese maker and youngest of two sons of business owners Johan and Helma. “Hopefully we can keep up with the demand.” Triple Island is truly a family affair, and every member has a job. Wilbert, the oldest son, helps Johan with the dayto-day farm tasks such as feeding and milking the cows, as well as ongoing maintenance. Daughter Nadine, 14, is in charge of the calves, including naming them. Johan and Helma attend farmers’ markets, including the Vernon indoor market, which runs Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Schubert Centre (until April). Their products are also available at the Lumby Health Store, Super A Market and Choices Markets in Kelowna and Lower Mainland. The Tuijtels, however, are leery of growing too big, too fast. The last thing they want is to compromise product quality, or push their cows for the sake of a better yield. Instead, they prefer to keep the operation small enough that the family can run it independently. GRAEME CORBETT/MORNING STAR “We’re not always pushing for higher production, we’re Kees Tuijtel shows off the array of delicious Goudas made using going for flavour of the milk,” said Kees (pronounced case), a traditional Dutch recipe at Cherryville’s Triple Island Cheese 30, who attended agriculture school in Holland before Farm. Tuijtel, right, strains the whey from a batch of curds. learning the craft with a cheese maker there. “We go for a little less, but have a better product in the tains no harmful bacteria. Federal regulations also require raw-milk cheese to be aged a minimum of 60 days before end.” Kees processes roughly 750 litres of milk a day, which it can be sold, as the maturation process helps eliminate yields about 75 kilograms of cheese. His Gouda is available unwanted bacteria. “There is no danger when you do it right and you do in mild, medium, aged (if it stays on the shelf long enough) it by the rules,” she said. “It’s government and smoked, plus an array of herb Goudas inspected.” including dill and cumin. Added Johan: “They’re (Canadian reguTriple Island also produces Maasdammer, lations) a little stiffer here than they are in which is similar to the popular Swiss Europe. They have higher standards, which Emmental. is good in one way. Cleanliness is impor“We still use the old-fashioned recipe,” tant when you’re dealing with food, but it said Kees. “It’s been four generations that — Kees Tuijtel almost goes to an extreme.” have been making Gouda and we still use The Truijtels immigrated to Canada that same recipe. “What is crucial for good Gouda is raw milk. You can’t 12 years ago from the southwest part of Holland, near make a good Gouda with pasteurized milk. It’s not the Kinderdijk, famous for its windmills (Rotterdam is the same. We tried it when we started, but it just neutralizes nearest major city). They moved to the area to work for a dairy farmer. the flavour quite a bit. “They cannot find people in Canada who like to milk “With our cheese, when you cut into it, those wedges will keep for months in the fridge. The stuff from the store cows and work 14 to 18 hours a day,” said Johan. “But they goes moldy real fast because there’s so much whey and forget it’s a steady job. In the end, you make more money. You don’t have to travel; you live on the farm.” moisture left in the cheese.” Johan said the family’s main goal for immigrating to Helma noted the water and milk used in their cheese production are continually monitored to ensure it con- Canada was always to own land, something that would

“We go for a little less, but have a better product in the end.”

have been a challenge in the Netherlands. “In Holland, I can work for my uncle but I can never get my own piece,” said Johan. “There’s no land left. We got squeezed out by cities and highways.” Johan said by combining the dairy with the cheese production, it has resulted in a viable business that can support his entire family. Both Kees and Wilbert have built homes on the family acreage along Highway 6. “You can go with less cows and make the same profit,” said Johan. “If you milk cows and make cheese you actually have two businesses. If you do the two together, the whole family has work and you can start on a smaller scale.”

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allowed to sell local products not made on-site. Clark also promised to work with B.C.’s Liquor Distribution Branch to improve access for B.C. products in government liquor stores. The government hopes to stimulate further growth in B.C.’s craft industry, which currently consists of 269 wineries, 76 breweries and 27 distilleries. A quality assurance program for breweries and distillers similar to the provinces’ Vintners’ Quality Alliance group is also being con-

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MEXICO - Wouldn’t it be great to travel like a local? Even on a supposedly stressless beach holiday, some serious decisions are required. On a recent trip to the tropical town of Puerto Escondido, my husband Kevin and I struggled with some big questions. It started each Mexican morning: Should we eat perfectly-ripe mangoes and bananas with yogurt and fresh-from-themarket-squeezedoranges? Or a softboiled egg from a local hen alongside a crisp buttery piece of toast? Or, all of the above? Should we sit on the balcony with Iggy the resident iguana, or dine inside with the slow whup-whup of the ceiling fans? Or, maybe just finish our coffees and walk to one of the nearby cafes for huge platters of huevos rancheros served up with fresh hot tortillas? It became more confusing by the minute. Should we shower before we did our sandy-hot beach walk, or after? Did we have enough limes for our margaritas for the evening ritual of watching the sun sizzle into the Pacific? There were even bigger decisions to make, but luckily I had an inside secret. A few months prior to our trip, I had made

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A popular treat at cafes in Puerto Escondido, Mexico is large platters of huevos rancheros served up with fresh, hot tortillas. Below, a great way to catch the sunset is a chair right along the beach.

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kayak tour? But Michele is not only a part-time resident of Puerto, she is also the creator of the Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials app. For $2.99, I became an instant local. Puerto app in hand, I too, had all the answers. It was Kevin’s turn to follow me as I swanned about town like a local, secure in the fact that I was on the cutting edge of the Puerto action. I knew where to go, what to do and who to see. Where to find the best fish tacos? No problem. Without her virutal help, this question would have crippled my brain. Puerto Escondido (Hidden Port) is a fishing and working city near the southern end of Mexico’s Pacific coast (tucked between Acapulco to the north and Huatulco to the south). Each day, the fishing boats tie up on the main beach with their day’s catch. The resulting fresh fish tacos could be found throughout the city. Finding the best was never an idle question. With no direct flights servicing this little city of 55,000, Puerto has been largely overlooked by the tourist junket. This, of course, is precisely its attraction. It missed becoming yet another beach

town made up of generic fancy resorts (with those nasty resort prices). Instead, Puerto attracts backpackers, surfers for some seriously consistent waves, expats for its cheap lifestyle, and local-area Oaxacans looking for a little beach time. There are no fancy highrise condos or other grand mega-malls. This place is the real deal, complete with chattering palms, crowing roosters and beach bungalows. When a beach town starts attracting backpacking surfer kids, you know that yoga can’t be far behind. Add in all the aging boomers who want to stay limber, the increasing Italian expat contingent, and suddenly there are yoga centres popping up between the little mom-and-pop corner stores. But which yoga centre is the best fit? There are other questions. With so many beaches, which one do you choose? And most importantly, is there a good masseuse in town? Michele spends a lot of time in Puerto, so all the info is continually updated. I’ve always wanted to travel like a local. Who knew it was this easy? Colleen Friesen is with Travel Writers’ Tales.


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You must take responsibility for your actions and make some long overdue changes in the coming months. It wouldn’t hurt to try new things and visit new places. You need to assert control over your circumstances and learn how to transform negative situations. If you do, you’ll like the results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Make a point to visit destinations that promise excitement and adventure. Trips or projects that you’ve been considering should be further explored. The winds are shifting in your favor, so let out your sails.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder ONE LOSER GOOD; TWO LOSERS BAD W.C. Fields said, “After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse.” This deal would put some declarers into the hospital, metaphorically speaking. South is in four hearts. West leads the diamond two. East wins with his ace and returns the diamond eight. After ruffing, how should declarer proceed? South’s three-heart rebid would usually advertise 1416 high-card points, but this hand has seven clearcut playing tricks, making it easily strong enough for the jump. Do not be locked into high-card points; always think about winners. North had a borderline raise, but we love to try for a game bonus,

especially when vulnerable. South has four potential losers: one spade, one diamond and two clubs. He has only nine immediate winners: one spade, seven hearts and one club. Declarer must get two club tricks. Some players would go that far, draw trumps, cross to dummy with a spade, and play a club to their queen. But when the finesse lost, they would go down one and complain about being unlucky. However, that was only a 50 percent line. There was a 63 percenter available. Along with East’s having the club king, South should also try to find East with the club jack and 10. Declarer should cash his heart ace, play a heart to

dummy’s king, then lead a club to his nine. Here, it pulls out the king, ending South’s problem. But if West could have won the trick with the 10 or jack, declarer would have returned to dummy with a spade and played a club to his queen, losing nothing over finessing the queen on the first round.


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Peter passed away peacefully on December 11, 2013 in his 95th year at Gateby Care Centre, Vernon, B.C. He was pre-deceased by his wife Ruth (2007), daughter in-law Anne Lewynsky (1998) and four siblings in Ukraine (Theodore, Olana, Maria, Trochim). He is survived by his daughter Eva Hambley (Knodž) and son Vic Lewynsky͖ Įve grandchildren ΀Jamie Skinner (Tracy), Brian Skinner (Melanie), ChrisƟne Batcheller (Devin), Erika Lewynsky, MarƟn Lewynsky)΁͖ and Įve great-grandchildren (Aledžander, Aimee, Aiden, McKinley, Shelby). Peter had a diverse and challenging, but fulĮlling life. Born Feb 12, 1919 in Molotkiw, Ukraine his early childhood was diĸcult with malnutriƟon and scurvy associated with Soviet occupaƟon and forced communism. He Ňed Ukraine during WWII and was interned in Hungarian prisons en-route to a temporary state for Ukrainian edžiles in Czechoslovakia. In 1945 he again Ňed ahead of the Russian Army ending up in Germany at war͛s end. There he met his liebchen Ruth Stuckrath and evaded the Slavic roundup and hand-over to Joseph Stalin. As a non-German the US Army employed him in one of their Oĸcer training camps where he learned about the freedom and opportuniƟes in the USA and Canada. These experiences resulted in Peter being literate in Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, German and English. Peter and Ruth were married in 194ϲ in Eschewege, West Germany and had two children, Eva-Marie and Viktor, prior to immigraƟng to Canada. The family arrived in Vernon in 1953. Naturally they fell in love with the Okanagan Valley; residing in Vernon ever since. Peter was a grateful and proud Canadian and ensured he and his family obtained their CiƟzenship immediately on the Įve-year ƋualiĮcaƟon period (1958). He was also proud of his Ukrainian heritage and longed for the country͛s freedom. The collapse of the Soviet Union was a special moment in his life and, like other East Europeans, credited Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for this most recent demise of Ukraine͛s direct occupaƟon. Peter worked at numerous jobs to support his family and to fulĮll his dream of building a beekeeping business. He reached his goal in 19ϲ3 when he established Silver Star Apiaries and the Busy Bees honey brand. He also branched out in Yueen Bee research and rearing ʹ imporƟng special strains from Adams Brothers at Buckfast Monastery England and Anatolia, Turkey. These were well-suited to the Okanagan among other regions and progeny were sold into the USA and throughout Canada. As the business grew he was joined full Ɵme by Ruth ʹ a true family business. They sold their enterprise and reƟred in 1984. His other passion was music. He had a natural musical ear and could pick up virtually any instrument and play the tune simply by listening to songs. He created two dance bands; one in his teens with friends and the second with his family. Peter regularly entertained residents at Noric House Senior͛s Home throughout his 80͛s (aīecƟonately known as Peter͛s “One-Man Band”). Many will know Peter as a healthy, Įt, energeƟc and hard-working man with a big, generous heart. He will be sadly missed, but his spirit endures. Peter received superb support and caring from Dr. Francis Healey and the loving staī at Gateby Care Centre. A Funeral Service celebraƟng his life will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1͗00 P.M. led by The Very Reverend Archpriest Isadore Woronchak of the VernonͬKelowna Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family invites friends to a RecepƟon that will take place in the Bethel Tea Room at the conclusion of the Graveside Service. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5ϲ05-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 85 250-542-1187

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WASNIE, Shirley Annie It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Annie Wasnie on December 10, 2013 in Vernon, BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hugh on December 11, 2013 in Vernon, BC, born February 4, 1931 in Pouce Coupe, BC͖ a ůong Ɵme resident who farmed unƟů he reƟred͘ He was a phiůanthropist, supporƟng many ůocaů organinjaƟons such as 'irů 'uides and ^couts͘ Hugh is survived by many nieces and nephews as weůů as other edžtended famiůy members͘ He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, and sisters͘  Funeraů ^ervice wiůů be heůd for Hugh at 11͗00 a͘m͘ on duesday, December 1ϳ, 2013 at ůternaƟve͛s Chapeů ;29ϴ0 ^mith Drive, rmstrongͿ͘ džpressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www͘DylternaƟves͘ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to >dZEdIV^ FhEZ> Θ CZDdIKE ^ZVIC^® rmstrong 2ϱ0Ͳϱ4ϲͲϳ23ϳ Θ Vernon 2ϱ0ͲϱϱϴͲ0ϴϲϲ

Derek Lee Holtz Derek passed away peacefully at his residence in Vernon on December 4th 2013 at the age of 48 years. He was predeceased by his father Gordon Holtz on November 17, 2013. Survived by his mother Gloria Holtz, Grand Forks, B.C., 3 brothers, Bryan (Lianna) Jones, Falkland, B.C., Kevin (Allie) Holtz, Red Deer Ab., Collin (Kim Sveinson) Holtz, Vernon, B.C. and their families. Derek spent many years working for West Coast Amusements as a Tilt A Whirl operator and was very proud to “surf” his ride. He loved reminiscing about his “carni” life and spoke very highly of the friends he made during that Ɵme. He truly appreciated everyone who oīered kindness and hearƞelt concern for to him as he struggled to complete his journey. A family remembrance gathering will take place at a later date. Rest In Peace


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A memorial service for Brian James Selinger, who passed away on November 9, 2013, will be held Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Church, 2607 27th Street, Vernon, V1T 4W1. Our family would welcome your presence. The full obituary may be found in vernonmorningstar.com

THOMAS CLAUDE ROSS We regret to announce the death on December 11, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, of Tom Ross, at the age of 94 years. Tom was born in Innisfail, and was a resident of Alberta unƟl moving to Vernon 25 years ago. He served in the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War. Tom was predeceased by his beloved wife Lois in 2009. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons: Neil (Janice) and ScoƩ; daughters: Gail BartleƩ and Marlayne (Sam) Reimer: 10 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, at 2:00 P. M. in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of Ňowers, friends wishing to do so may make donaƟons in memory of Tom to the B. C. Heart and Stroke FoundaƟon, 4 ʹ 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

It is with great love and sadness that we announce the passing of Minnie (Halverson) Heal at age 89. She passed peacefully, with courage and dignity, at the Vernon Hospice House on December 10th, 2013.

The Morning Star Sunday, Morning 15, Star 2013 Sunday, The December 15, Star 2013 Sunday, SheThe isDecember lovingly remembered by herMorning two daughters, Lynn December 15, 2013 Stewart and Susie (Jim) CaƩ; two sons, Garry (Julie) Heal and Larry Heal; stepchildren: Rose (Cliī) Schmidt, Leo (Lorraine) Heal, and Geraline Heal; and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved, and was so proud, of her nine grandchildren and will be missed by: JusƟn, James, Chelsea, Bradley, Danielle, Laurel, Jeīrey, Violet, and Brandon. She also will be missed by great grandchildren: Taisha, Shamus, and Geīrey. Minnie was predeceased by husband, John Heal; infant son, Bradley Heal; son-in-law, Greg Stewart; stepchildren: Ron Heal, Josephine Anderson, and Tom Heal; her Įve brothers: Henry Halverson, Auther Halverson, Micheal Halverson, Glen Halverson, and Selmer Halverson; and four sisters: Elenor Reitlo, Lily Highmoor, Hannah Gunderson, and Julia Mansell.

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(Édith Aline Marguerite Marie Jacqueline Dezeustre) September 17th, 1918 – December 6th, 2013 Édith Aline Ross died peacefully in her Foul Bay Road home, at mid-day December 6, 2013. She was surrounded by love, family care and light Įltered through garry oak branches against a winter sky. Born in La-Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, France, Édith was raised in Boulogne-sur-Mer. In 1939, as a young opera student, Edith met Douglas Alexander Ross in a chance collision with a presentaƟon bouquet of roses. Thus began a lifelong romance. Following a move to Victoria in 1970, Ede was approached to take on the role of voluntary giŌ shop manager at the Royal BC Museum. Ede created an extraordinary, recognized venue for First NaƟons art, and cherished her personal relaƟonships with many of the arƟsts she championed. We celebrate her life and raise a toast to our dear Édith who lived her long life with a strong sense of grace and beauty. She leŌ a legacy of enduring love, connecƟon and cobalt blue glass. Predeceased by her beloved husband Douglas Alexander Ross (1996); daughter’s Joanne Margaret (1944) and Barbara Lynn (2007) (Michael Ryan). Survived by her children: Ian (Coleen Wallace); Sandra (John Dixon); Roderick (Sheilagh Norris), her 11 grandchildren who call her Mémé: as well as 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Ann’s Academy chapel on Saturday, December 14th, at 2 pm at 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria. RecepƟon to follow at 940 Foul Bay Road. In lieu of Ňowers please consider a donaƟon to the Friends of the Royal BC Museum scholarship fund.

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Student Christmas cash, age 12 and up. www.student1st.ca Toll Free 1-855-543-9675

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of

Fred Schaal

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the God of peace to you. Deep peace. Deep peace. Deep peace

REQUIRES PERMANENT FULL-TIME LIQUOR STORE CLERK Must be able to work evenings and weekends, be reliable and have SIR. Apply in person to

HELP WANTED FOR ARMSTRONG BUSINESS.

LOOKING FOR A MATURE, RELIABLE OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR AN IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME POSITION. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN RECEPTION, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE / ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE & A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS. MUST HAVE EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS & THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE PROJECTS EFFICIENTLY. PREVIOUS CONSTRUCTION BACKGROUND IS AN ASSET. PLEASE CONTACT: (250)-546-3456 TO SET UP A PERSONAL INTERVIEW. PLEASE ONLY EXPERIENCED APPLY!

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

PHARMACY Technician, full or part-time, No Stats or Sundays. Busy pharmacy, must be able to multi-task. Drop off resume to Lumby Pharmacy @1960 Vernon Street, Lumby or fax to 250-547-9593.

ALEXANDER’S LIQUOR STORE

12408 Kal Lake Rd, Coldstream

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS?

Always remembered, Always loved, Joanne, Charlie, Rosemarie, Marlene and families

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

Information

In loving Memory

LADDIE KOWALSKI

Your absence is a constant presence December 16, 2008

Holiday Deadlines

DURING THE HOLIDAYS, OUR DEADLINES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Sun. Dec. 22nd EDITION

Tues. Dec. 24th SPECIAL EDITION

DEADLINE: NOON THURS. DEC. 19

DEADLINE: 10 AM Fri. DEC. 20

Fri. Dec. 27th EDITION

Sun. Dec. 29th EDITION

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

DEADLINE: 10 AM FRI. DEC. 27

Fri. Jan. 3rd EDITION

™ MicroSolve Computer Solutions

As a rapidly expanding provider of health recovery and weight loss programs we need coaches who can work with our clients in assisting them with their support requirements. If you are a person of integrity and love helping other people then we would like to hear from you. You will work within a medical environment and be trained as a health coach to support a clinic within your local area. This position will start part time and potentially become a full time role. Compensation is depending on experience and has built in incentives that offer you the opportunity of earning significantly more. You will need to have flexible availability initially to fit with the clinics scheduling and be prepared to expand your availability as you service more clients. This could easily be a well paid full time position if you prove to be proficient in this role. Please reply to info@lifecarecanada.com, tell us about you, what work experience, life experience and interests you have that would support this role (send us your resume). Suitable candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Thank you for your interest.

In the convenience of your Home Computer Troubleshooting, Repair, Performance Maintenance & Virus Control. Personalized in-home Computer Training with your programs, Internet, E-mail, scanner, camera, printer & cleaning up harddrive.

4407 - 25th Ave., Vernon 250.545.3322 www.vernonmorningstar.com

Career Opportunities

xSuperior interpersonal, communication and relationship skills xMust be able to multi-task in a high paced environment xMaintain positive attitude xAbility to work well in a team environment xResponsible, reliable & energetic xPhysically fit

Case Furniture Gallery offers an excellent salary and benefits package. This position is year round, full-time. Qualified applicants interested in joining our “family” organization are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (in Word or pdf format) by responding to this ad by emailing hr@casefurniture.ca or by fax 250-545-7285 to the attention of Human Resources.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries See www.vernonmorningstar.com to see all obituaries on-line Call 250.550.7900 classifieds@vernonmorningstar.com

Career Opportunities

Controller

Requirements:

Cut-off date for taking applications is December 20th 2013. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. NO phone calls please.

542-8620

Group of companies involved in road construction /maintenance and gravel crushing require a Controller for their Terrace head office. The Controller is responsible for all accounting up to and including year file preparation as well as all banking, insurance and project bonding. This position is also responsible for supervision of the office staff. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years experience in accounting and financial statement preparation. They will have excellent communications, problem solving and time management skills and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience with Sage AccPac ERP, Sage 50 and Microsoft Office will be an asset. Located in the rugged Coast Mountains in Northern BC, Terrace boasts a spectacular landscape. The area provides year-round access to outdoor recreation opportunities including world class fishing, downhill and cross country skiing, hiking and bike trails, camping and white water rafting. The business community is buoyant and while they are increasing steadily, house prices in Terrace remain reasonable. We offer wages commensurate with experience and an attractive benefit package. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by December 30, 2013 to Controller, Northern Management Systems Ltd, Box 669, Terrace, BC V8G 4B8. Fax 250-635-0987 or email nmsltd@telus.net. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

is an established leader in the supply of home furnishings and appliances in the Okanagan. We are committed to creating the “ultimate” customer experience in product and service satisfaction. We are looking for reliable, team oriented individuals with exceptional communication skills in our Vernon store for the position of Sales Professional.

DEADLINE: NOON MON. DEC. 30

Please note that there will be no Morning Star Daily edition’s from Wed. Dec. 25 - Dec. 27 & no delivery on Wed. Jan. 1 & Thurs. Jan.2, 2014

Cheryl Andrus Microsoft Professional + Internet Microsoft Certified System Engineer A+ Service Technician

Case Furniture Gallery

Display & Classified

Our office will be closed on Wed. Dec. 25 & Thurs. Dec. 26, we will also be closed on Wed. Jan. 1, 2014

Computers/ Info systems

HEALTH COACHES NEEDED

Display & Classified

Display & Classified

Computers/ Info systems

Kindale Developmental Association

TRAINING LEADING TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Kindale is a progressive organization that provides individualized person centered services. If you are compelled to provide quality services, are community focused, enjoy a challenge and are willing to learn and try new things you may be interested in this opportunity. Kindale Developmental Association will be offering the following paid training opportunity to select candidates:

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICE WORKER This is an established program of training that provides classroom and hands-on supported learning. With the completion and certification, participants will be qualified to positions within Kindale Developmental Association supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. For consideration applicants must be/ have: • • • • • • •

At least 19 years of age Grade 12 diploma Be in good Health A Class 5 driver’s license Clear criminal record check First Aid certification Available to start January 27, 2014

Please send in a letter of interest to: Rose Breitkreutz Kindale Developmental Association 2725A Patterson Avenue PO Box 94 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 Phone 250-546-3005 Fax 250-546-3053 Email: rose_breitkreutz@kindale.net www.kindale.net

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR WALKINS


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

PERSONAL LINES AGENT The Vernon office of Johnston Meier Insurance is looking for a professional Personal Lines agent to join their dynamic team. Level 2 license with prior experience. Must possess great customer service and time management skills. Full time position. Email resume to: vernon@jmins.com.

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. Immediate opening at Bannister GM for a

FRONT RECEPTIONIST

We require a mature, out-going, customer driven professional. Accounting experience, phone skills and a good work ethic are a must in our fast paced environment. Please drop off resumes at

BANNISTER 4703 - 27th St. VERNON • 545-0606

DL#9133

We’re Hiring! Discover the benefits of belonging to our global family. Now hiring in the following departments:

EXPERIENCED SALES & FRONT DESK ASSOCIATES Apply in person at the hotel, 5300 Anderson Way or by email resumes@hollypark.org by Friday, Decemberber 20th, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® 5300 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC

Routes Available Consider being an independent carrier for

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

T hank You …

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

0889828 BC Ltd Dba Lavington Market is hiring 1 full time, permanent gas bar cashier willing to work for closing shift from 1.30 p.m -10.00 p.m. for its location 6320 highway 6 Coldstream B.C V1B 3C7. Basic English and high school education required. Duties: Receive and process payment, wrap and process payments, Calculate total payments etc. Salary 10.50/ hourly. Fax resume to 250545-8370. BUSY CONSTRUCTION Co. in Trail, B.C. is searching for an experienced Accounting clerk/ bookkeeper. Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Conac Pivot System is an asset and the ability to take on multiple roles is looked at positively. Main responsibilities include: Accounts Payable - invoice transactions for goods received and prepare cheques when due; Payroll - collect payroll data daily and convert into daily tracking sheets, submittals and weekly payroll run. Please send resume to: johnwkm@shawcable.com or call (250)364-1541 for further details.

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 Donna or Tammy 250-550-7901 or fax 250-558-3468 or email

to all the job applicants who applied. The position at Vernon Veterinary Clinic has been filled.

Help Wanted

Employment

Help Wanted

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ROMEI PLUMMER LLP CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Receptionist Required Romei Plummer LLP is a growing public accounting practice located in Vernon, BC. Our firm is seeking a conscientious individual to join our team as office receptionist. Responsibilities include a wide variety of office administration tasks. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary for this position. Preference will be given to those candidates who have payroll experience using QuickBooks payroll module with the ability to perform the yearly payroll cycle. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. If you are looking for an excellent work environment in an expanding firm and want to join a team of energetic and flexible individuals, please reply in confidence to: admin@romeiplummerllp.com. Only those considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

WorkBC Employment Services Centre … provides a wide range of services and supports to help BC job seekers find work. • Self-serve resource centres • One-to-one employment support • Workshops • Self-employment services • Placement and training services • Apprenticeship supports 3105 - 33rd Street, Vernon Tel: 250-545-2215 Email: info@futuresbc.com www.futuresbc.com

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

ARMSTRONG RT 501 - Rosedale Ave & Danallanko • 40 papers • Avail. now RT 520 - Highland Park Dr & Highland Park Cres • 40 papers • Avail. now

RT 105 - PV Rd & 16 St • 71 papers • Avail. now RT 108 - Cascade & Mutrie Rd • 96 papers • Avail. now

RT 204 - Coldstream Cr Rd & Hillside Dr • 73 papers • Avail. Jan 5 RT 216 - Giles Dr & DeJong Dr • 92 papers • Avail. Jan 1 RT 220 - Lakeview Dr & College Dr • 94 papers • Avail. now LUMBY RT 601 - Saddleview Ave & Mountain Ave • 110 papers • Avail. now RT 603 - Catt & Fairview • 80 papers • Avail. now RT 604 - Shuswap & Bessette • 109 papers • Avail. Jan 1 LOWER MISSION HILL RT 126 - 25 Ave & 35 St • 53 papers • Avail. now MISSION HILL RT 14 - 15 Cres & Valleyview Pl • 168 papers • Avail. now RT 92 - Argyle Ave & 39 St • 144 papers • Avail. now

Contact Circulation • 250-550-7901

GENERAL LABOURERS

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854 Home-style complex care facility is currently accepting resumes for casual Licensed Practical Nurses and casual Registered Care Aides. 3 written references and current criminal record check are required. Please drop off resume in person to 2800 40th St., Vernon, BC. PRODUCTION WORKERS Wood Productionpackaging,assembly, chop saws, Seasonal! $11.00/hr. Fax resume to 250545-7203 or email valleywoodreman@shaw.ca. Rosalinda’s Filipino Kitchen 2810 33rd St, Vernon, BC requires a Full Time Cook $11.50/Hr. Cook/Prep/Clean Filipino/Canadian exp. High School Preferred. Apply: t_smelser@yahoo.ca

Seasonal Farm Laborer

BX

COLDSTREAM

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.

EVENT COORDINATOR

The Downtown Vernon Association, a business improvement association with more than 650 businesses, has an opening for an Event Coordinator. The person will be responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of downtown events. Do you have…. • A college or university degree in event management or relevant professional experience. • Have 3 - 5 years experience in a coordinators role • Skilled in managing project budgets & timelines • Proficiency in MS Office, website maintenance and social media. This is a full time position, candidates must be prepared to work a flexible schedule due to weekend or evening events. A competitive salary is offered. A detailed job description is available. Immediate start date. Forward resumes to: lara@downtownvernon.com by January 10, 2014.

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

Financial Services

Employment Help Wanted Wanted: Experienced Dispatcher for local Transport Company. We require an experienced transport dispatcher immediately. MUST HAVE TRUCK MATE EXPERIENCE Must have own transportation and be reliable. Wages based on experience. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have excellent communication skills. ONLY THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH TRUCKMATE AND DISPATCH EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED. Applications will only be accepted by fax or e-mail no walk ins please. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600, or by e-mail to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phone calls please.

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

Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN STEEL FABRICATOR, CWB WELDER, STEEL ERECTOR, TICKETED BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR required with minimum 5 years experience Ph: 250-542-5557 Fax: 250-542-4562

Work Wanted *1 Vernon’s own DumpRunz Fast courteous service for around 1/2 the price of the big guys. 250-307-9449 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 Journeyman Carpenter hourly or contract 250-540-3520

Services

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HANDS Renovations & Repairs Painting & Decorating Kitchens & Bathrooms Seniors Discount

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BATHROOM & KITCHEN RENOS TILING, WOOD FLOORING, MOLDINGS & BASE BOARDS, INTERIOR PAINTING, DRYWALLING & FINISHING, AND WINDOWS & DOORS.

250-306-9896 250-547-2429

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Call Robert

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BADABATHROOMS.COM

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WINDOWS & DOORS

PAINTING SIMPLY CEILINGS AND WALLS

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

Tom 250-308-8778

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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Showroom 2001 - 43 St, Vernon BC • 250-542-1294

CLEANING SERVICES

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WINDOW

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

BRENTWOOD APARTMENTS

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

Mobile Homes & Pads

Kitchen Cabinets

Feed & Hay

Furniture

Misc. Wanted

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

Hay for sale Timothy/Alfalfa, 1st & 2nd crop alfalfa. (250) 547-6334

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

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

Sporting Goods

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

Large round bales of cow feed hay. Small square bales of horse hay. 250-309-5956

Pets

Moving & Storage U1ST - MOVING 2 ton. Prices starting at $65/hr. Call 250859-8362. 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

Painting & Decorating Roberta’s Painting, Serving Armstrong & area for 7 years Free estimates 250-546-3570 or 250-938-4796.

Full Service Dog & Cat Grooming

250-275-1385

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 Cute Terrier Cross Pup, non shedding, $250.00 Ready to go 250-547-2433 Don’t want to leave your small dog at the Kennel? Give us a call. We’ll Baby sit (Pamper) in our home. (250)545-5927

ForkLifts for Sale. Various brands and sizes.18 to choose from. Call (250)-861-9171, or (250)-762-4883 Massey Ferguson 50 E Loader. Call for info. (250)-8619171, or (250)-762-4883 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

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Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

3 Rooms For $299,

Firearms

BUY-SELL-CONSIGN

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

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

(1) 250-899-3163

2 Coats Any Colour

Rubbish Removal PRO JUNK REMOVAL We haul a lot more for less. Call anytime. 250-766-3835

Pets & Livestock

Firewood/Fuel

Grass & alfalfa hay for sale. $4-$5 per bale. Also 2nd crop hay $5.50 250-838-6765.

Firewood for sale, cut to length, split & delivered $150/ cord. 1-250-547-6533 lv msg. FIREWOOD FOR SALE We have apple, birch, fir or pine. Delivery available. 250-260-7932

Livestock

Livestock

Feed & Hay

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

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

CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 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 curio cabinet; end table; sofa table; leather love seat & chair; drafting table; storage pantry; women shoes like new size 8 narrow; large dog kennel & cat taxi 250-545-6497 Susie’s 4ft barn board bird houses. No two alike! Must see! 250-542-0364 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Misc. Wanted

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

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

250-260-0110 Misc. for Sale 2013

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

Real Estate Houses For Sale 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!

Beth Marks REALTOR® 250.306.2384 Sutton Group Lakefront Realty

DISTRESS SALES

FREE computerized printout of foreclosure properties www.OkanaganForeclosures.com

Vernon

250-549-7258

Mobile Homes & Parks 3 bdrm, mortgagable, new siding, paint & carpets, hardwood floors, appliances. Just reduced, age 55+ $26,000. #16-1600-43 Ave. Look at all offers. 250-558-1511.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS

1604 31st Street

45+ Building

1 Bedroom from $625 2 Bedroom from $725 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

1bdrm apart’s close to rec centre. N/P, N/S. $600-$700 + utils. (250)307-4948 2bdrm 1 bath, clean, bright, freshly updated. Sun deck w/great city view. Secure, well managed building. n/s, cat ok $795/mo+util 250-309-2698

In our Sunday, Dec. 29 edition of The Morning Star we will celebrate the babies born in 2013. Don’t miss your chance to share your excitement by announcing the arrival of a new member of your family! Place your ad before Monday, Dec. 16 at 4pm

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250-309-1742 Bachelor suite, shared washrooms, some furnished with TV. $500 including utilities & cable TV. vernonhomes.ca/forrent

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

EAST HILL Very comfortable 2 bdrm bungalow, double garage + 2 bay shop, family room, huge patio, very private yard near Silver Star elementary. Sorry, NS, NP. $1200/mo. Available Jan. 1.

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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 2bdrm Coldstream, n/s, n/p, ref’s req’d $950+util. no appliances, Jan 1. 778-255-3114 3bdrm house, $1200./mo, Centrally located 250-5491227 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 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 Desert Cove, 2bdrm home gated community, 40+, $1200 + utilities, call 250-549-8046

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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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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

RE: ESTATE OF ALBERT JOHN GREENGRASS, formerly of #321 - 4100 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Albert John Greengrass, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor in care of Davidson Lawyers LLP, 4th floor, 3205 – 32nd Street, Vernon, BC V1T 2M4, on or before January 24, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. from $450 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 Quiet, central, near bus, incl/int, appls, $390+util, DD required. 250-549-7418

Storage 8X8X20 New Containers Household/ Commercial rentals. $110/mo. Your place or mine. Warren 250-545-8118 Vernon. Rent, Sale or Lease.

Suites, Lower 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 BRIGHT 1 BDRM walk-out suite. Fridge, stove, laundry, cable, storage and wireless incl. Single Occupancy, $600/ mo, 1/4 utilities. No pets or smoking. Avail. Jan 1. Ref. req’d. 250-309-2923 Large one bdrm plus den, 5 appliances, n/s, n/p, aval Dec 15. reference required, $850/mo incl util & cable. 250309-6075

Suites, Upper 1bdrm suite 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 Coldstream orchard location, 3bdrm, office & den. 5 appl., double garage, pets neg., $1600 util incl., 250-549-0310 or 250-308-7004. Country living in Lumby, large 2 bdrm apartment, n/s, $950. Util incl.,horse pasture avail. Avail immed.. 250-260-0217

Townhouses 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME • Newly renovated, close to town • All appliances included • No pets, no smoking • Available immediately $850/mo $750/mo winter special!

Cars - Domestic 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Low km’s, auto, a/c $3400 obo 250306-3248

Motorcycles Wanted: Snow blade to fit Polaris Quad. Reasonably priced. Calll (250)545-3123

Scrap Car Removal #1Summit Auto Recycling, fair value for your unwanted vehicles 250-307-8869 AAA Scrap Removal. We will 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 2002 FORD ESCAPE XLT SPORT 4X4 3.0L V6, Auto, a/c, cruise, 6 disc CD, 154000 kms $5000 obo. 250-308-8845

Trucks & Vans 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bower edition. 4dr, 4x4 V6 auto,p/w, p/l, 146K, great condition, asking $3,950. 2000 Ford F150 XTL, white, ext cab, 4X4, auto, p/w, p/l, cust canopey, box liner, great shape asking $4,100. 250-275-7999 or 250549-7000. 2000 Dodge Caravan, 212K a/c, p/w, p/l. $1600 obo. (250)306-3248 2001 Chev 1500 Ext Cab 4x4 auto, LB, 195K, $4500. obo (250)307-0002

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The Court Bailiff will offer for sale by sealed tender, the interest of the Judgment debtor Valley Canvas & Awning (1994) Ltd. in the following goods and chattels, which are purported to be as follows:

for Automotive, Pets, RV’s, Real Estate and S EXCLUDE R E Miscellaneous H T ALL O classifications ONLY! CLASSIFICATIONS

1999

250-545-0611

DL# 6076

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$

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6277999

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Trucks & Vans

VIN: 1GCEC14T43E242417

$ 00 (approx.

Sealed offers marked “7626” will be received at the Court Bailiffs Office located at 3120 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2C2 up to and including 11:00 am January 3rd, 2013.

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Sold on an as is, where is basis. The highest or any offer not necessarily accepted.

RE: THE ESTATE OF MILDRED GLADYS INGLIS ALSO KNOWN AS MILDRED INGLIS ALSO KNOWN AS MILDRED G INGLIS, FORMERLY OF 306 - 1540 KLO ROAD, KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Terms of Sale and Conditions of Sale, please visit www.interiorbailiffs.com for more information.

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MILDRED GLADYS INGLIS also known as MILDRED INGLIS also known as MILDRED G INGLIS are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, MARY SHEPHERD, c/o her solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, B.C., V0E 1B0, on or before January 11, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Peter Hill 250.558.8362 2-bdrm Townhouse, spacious, walkout, reno’d bldg, parking, patio, a/c, water incl, $850. Pet friendly & large storage. Vernon, BC. 250-454-6508, cell 250-300-8076

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