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e stood between the Sedin twins on the blueline. Henrik asked him his name, Daniel asked him what team he played for. In the corridor, general manager Mike Gillis gave him a smile and a nod. There was even a fist bump from his favourite player, defenceman Kevin Bieksa. So, yes, Armstrong’s Devin Jameson’s NHL dream did come true. Jameson, nine, a Grade 4 student in Mrs. Daughtry’s class at Highland Park Elementary, was the recent winner of the Vancouver Canucks-Save On Foods-B.C. Hockey’s Every Kid’s Dream contest, where one minor hockey player in B.C. between the ages of eight and 13 gets to be in the Canucks starting lineup. “I came home from dryland training on the Monday before the game and my mom (Lisa) said she had some news for me,” said Jameson, a fifth-year hockey player who is a defenceman with the North Okanagan Knights atom development team. “She said the NHL phoned and asked if I wanted to skate with the Canucks. At first I didn’t really know what to think but it started to sink in pretty quick.” At every Canucks home game, one player has the chance to stand for the singing of O Canada with the starting lineup. So, joined by mom, dad Lee and brother Jared, Devin headed off to Rogers Arena for the Canucks’ Nov. 23 game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Canucks found tickets for Jared and Lisa for the sold-out contest, while Lee accompanied Devin to the dressing rooms at Rogers Arena. “We were met by a guy named Aaron and he escorted us to our own personal locker room which had leather couches, and he told Devin what he was allowed to do and what he was not allowed to do on the ice,” said Lee. What Devin could do was skate

around the ice with the starting lineup before the anthem, but he was not allowed to skate in the crease or behind the net. “I told him to stick a puck in his pants, take it out and take a shot on (Canucks goalie Roberto) Luongo,” laughed Lisa. “They did a dry run with him beforehand and we were treated like VIPs. It was perfect,” said Lee. An hour before the game, Jameson dressed in his North Okanagan Knights uniform and gear, and then he and Jared were allowed to go to the Olympia tunnel to watch the Canucks’ pregame warmup. Both appeared on the arena’s Jumbotron scoreboard over centre ice. Prior to heading out onto the ice, Jameson had a chance to talk with one of the referees for the game, Vernon native Tom Kowal. “He was great,” said Jameson. “He asked me a lot of questions and wished me luck.” Rogers Arena, as is the custom at a Canucks home game, became dark, and then Jameson and the starting lineup rushed onto the ice. He was introduced to the sell-

out crowd by longtime Canucks public address announcer John Ashbridge. “It was pretty dark, there were a lot of people and I didn’t want to trip or fall (he didn’t),” said Jameson. “I don’t know how many laps I did.” Jameson took his place on the blueline between the Sedins, and told Canucks players Zack Kassian and Dan Hamhuis to have a great game. When the anthem was over, Jameson – wearing his mom’s Ryan Kesler Canucks jersey – headed to the seats provided by the Canucks with his dad to watch his first-ever live NHL game. “They were in the nosebleeds,” said Devin of the tickets. “They were fine,” added Lee. It took nine seconds in the third period for the Blackhawks to put a bit of a damper on the night. Chicago scored twice in nine seconds to post a 2-1 win. “One of the goals was a real garbage goal,” said Jameson. While his favourite team may have lost, the experience was something to cherish.

“It was awesome,” said Jameson. His mom is somewhat of a good luck charm when it comes to this contest. It was Lisa who entered Jameson’s teammate from last season, goalie Thomas Burton, in the same contest and Burton was chosen to skate with the Canucks before a game March 5 against the San Jose Sharks.

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United Way urging support for school and ensure seniors can stay home.” Critical community-based proAmong the agencies dependgrams are struggling to make ends ing on United Way for assistance meet. are the Whitevalley Community The United Way has only reached Resource Centre, Vernon’s Upper the half-way point of its $300,000 Room Mission, Falkland’s aftercampaign, which ends Dec. 31. school program, the Enderby “There are 25 to 30 programs District Family Resource Centre, Linda Yule that rely on funds that either could Independent Living Vernon be cut or won’t happen,” said Linda and the Kindale Development Yule, United Way executive director. Association. “We are trying to make a great place for Yule believes donations - both individual everyone. We want to prepare our children contributions and payroll deductions - are RICHARD ROLKE

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With concern about falling short of its $250,000 goal for Light a Bulb, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation reached out to the community for support. Individuals, businesses and organizations responded with donations of more than $80,000. “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our community,” said Chris Cunningham, campaign cochairperson. With $187,761 raised to date, Light a Bulb is at 76 per cent of its goal to support the Building a Tower of Care campaign to raise funds to equip the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson Tower. Campaign donations to Light A Bulb include Vineyard Automotive,

Lavington Ladies Work Group, Inland Kenworth, Nature’s Fare, Value Village, Vernon Alliance Church and the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans. “We have received many phone calls and visits from community members over the past week offering their heartfelt support,” said Cunningham. “It’s very encouraging that people understand the urgency of this campaign to help bring our hospital up to modern standards of care.” To make a donation go to www. vjhfoundation.org or mail your cheque to the VJH Foundation, 2101 32nd St., Vernon, B.C., V1T 5L2. For more information about the Light A Bulb campaign, call 250-5581362.

Dinner invitation extended RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Christmas is not a time to be alone. And to ensure such situations are avoided, everyone is invited to the fifth annual Christmas Together dinner Wednesday, Christmas Day. “It has become a community event,” said Ron Birch, one of the organizers. 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. 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

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Fewer kids playing hockey means the need for ice is under review. The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and the City of Vernon are trying to rationalize ice time, including whether ongoing hours are needed at the private Okanagan Training Rink. “There’s a downward trend in ice time needed for minor hockey,” said director Rob Sawatzky. About 280 to 300 hours per year are rented for minor hockey at OTR, and if that continues in 2014, there will be a $12,000 subsidy (after hockey players pay GVAC $24,000 in fees). “If we don’t subsidize OTR,

“There’s a downward trend in ice time needed.” — Rob Sawatzky

we will have more people using our facilities,” said director Catherine Lord of Civic Arena, Kal Tire Place and Priest Valley Arena. GVAC began renting ice time at OTR in the mid-1990s when the community’s two arenas — Civic and Priest Valley — were at capacity. OTR has been used by ringette and minor hockey for its youngest members, who only need one half-size ice surface. However, when Kal Tire

Place opened in 2001, ice time at OTR was reduced, but some usage by young children has continued so older kids and adults had earlier ice times at the public facilities. But it’s believed by some officials that sufficient time for everyone could now be available at Civic, Priest Valley and Kal Tire Place. “Over time, city staff will try to maximize the use of the city ice facilities,” said David Sewell, Regional District of

North Okanagan finance general manager. A decision on OTR could come during GVAC’s 2014 budget process, but information on demographics and hockey registrations is needed. “The politicians need to give more thought to the implications,” said Sawatzky. “We need the latest trends and data and what the facts are.” Other factors to consider are Civic Arena possibly being abandoned if a new arena is constructed next to Kal Tire Place. “A lot of pressure has been taken off our facilities because people are going to Armstrong for hockey,” said Mike Macnabb, GVAC chairperson.

School District 22 (Vernon) Kindergarten Registration 2014/2015 School Year January 15 – 21, 2014

FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION 2012/2013 SCHOOL YEAR January 15 – 21, 2014

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

Harwood Elementary, Alexis Park Elementary and École Beairsto Schools are pleased to host the elementary French Immersion Program for September 2014.

Birthdates To enter Kindergarten in September of 2014, children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2014. Registration Times/Dates Registration for children starting school in September 2014 will be held at all District Elementary Schools from January 15 to January 21, 2014 between 9:00 am and 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration must be completed in person. Faxed registrations will not be accepted.

FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN To enter kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2014. The Kindergarten Program is limited to 88 students and is an all day program operating at both Alexis Park and Harwood Elementary schools. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis for SD22 resident students. Out of district students will be waitlisted. All French Immersion Kindergarten registrations will take place at Beairsto Elementary. Kindergarten students will be placed at Harwood or Alexis Park depending on their catchment area, the need to balance classes by gender, learning issues, date/ time of registration, special family circumstances and transportation schedules. The District is currently looking at all options to meet the reduced budget for next year. At this time we cannot guarantee that there will be transportation provided.

Parents wishing to register their child in the French Immersion Program for the 2014/2015 school year are asked to complete kindergarten registration at Beairsto Elementary School.

GRADE ONE REGISTRATION FOR FRENCH IMMERSION To enter grade one, children must be six (6) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2014. Please register at Beairsto Elementary.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to complete registration at Mission Hill Elementary School.

*Students currently attending French Immersion kindergarten at Harwood or Alexis Park Elementary, do not need to re-register at Beairsto for grade one.

Parents wishing to register their child in the Montessori Program (Grade 1-6) for the 2014/2015 school year are asked to complete registration at Silver Star Elementary School.

LATE FRENCH IMMERSION Late Immersion is offered to students beginning at Grade 6 and is limited to 30 students per class. Please register at Harwood Elementary. A parent information meeting will be held on January 9 at 7:00 pm in the Harwood Library.

Parents wishing to register their kindergarten child in the vLearn Home Based Learning Program are asked to call the vLearn Office at 250-542-0249 to make arrangements. Important Information All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate and Care Card. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s license, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the name and current address. Priority will be given to students living in the applicable catchment areas. Out of catchment requests will initially be waitlisted. Information on catchment area schools can be found on our website at www.sd22.bc.ca. (navigate to parents tab and down to school locator) Parents are welcome to call the District Office (250-542-3331) or any school principal for further information related to the registration process.

Please note: Children may enter the early immersion program at either kindergarten or grade one, or the Late French Immersion program at Grade 6. Parents and students do not need to be able to speak French. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Registration will take place at the schools listed above (Beairsto for Kindergarten / grade 1 and Harwood for the Late French Immersion program) from Wed – Tues (Jan 15-21) between the hours of 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Registration must be completed in person. Faxed registrations will not be accepted. All new registrants will need a Birth Certificate and Care Card. Proof of residency is required at time of registration. Please provide a copy of one parent/guardian’s BC driver’s license, utility bill or tax notice that clearly identifies the current address.

STUDENT TRANSFERS & NEW STUDENTS 2014/2015 School District No. 22 (Vernon) is currently making plans for the upcoming school year. We wish to remind parents of the following: in accordance with School District Policy 9.11.0, students who wish to transfer to another school beginning September 2014, must make application to transfer between January 15 and February 15, 2014 to be given consideration. Transfer requests are valid for one calendar year only. Transfer requests are based on the following prioritized criteria: 1. A catchment area child 2. A non-catchment area child 3. A non-school district child Students wishing to transfer from their catchment area school cannot be guaranteed bus transportation. Prior to the winter break (December 20), parents of all students currently waiting for transfers to another school shall be contacted. If they wish to remain on the transfer list for the next school year (2014-2015), they must reapply effective January 15, 2014. If they wish to remain waitlisted for second semester of the current school year, they do not need to re-apply but that application will not remain valid for the 2014-2015 year. Transfer requests are approved if the receiving school has available space in the appropriate classes, grades or programs. In some schools, space availability may not be determined until the first week of school in September after all catchment area students have been registered and scheduled. All transfer requests for 2014/2015 will be waitlisted. Those who apply by February 15 will be advised of their status by April 15. Those applying after February 15 may be waitlisted until the start of the next school year. You are welcome to contact the principal of any school to arrange for a tour of the facility and a more in-depth discussion of that school’s attributes. Applications submitted by new students to out-of-boundary schools will be considered in the same manner as transfer requests. Acceptance cannot be guaranteed. Registration forms and transfer applications are available from any school office or on the SD22 website. Names of Principals and school phone numbers are available by calling the Board Office at 250-542-3331 or by accessing our website at www.sd22.bc.ca.

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bviously Mother Nature was feeling the pressure on Friday and delivered the goods in a big way for the North Okanagan. Maybe too big for some. But, hey, it’s important to many that there be white stuff on the ground for the big day and, frankly, I’m one of them. I still remember as a youth in these parts going to bed on a snowless Christmas Eve, hoping, praying and wishing for by some miracle we could have snow for Dec. 25. It snowed so much that night we had to take a taxi to church the next morning. Glenn Mitchell But that’s the thing about this time of year, there is pressure to deliver and it can be overwhelming at times. As a kid it’s such a magical time as things just seem to come together, and then a certain man in a red suit gets much of the credit. Don’t get me wrong, there is still magic in the season for us who know that Santa Claus needs a helping hand from time to time. There’s the housecleaning, the parties, the cards to write (OK, I gave that up a few years ago to be honest), the gifts you want to get just right to supplement Santa’s just in case, the deadlines at work so you can have some time off and, of course, the white stuff can make life challenging for those of us who have to travel to see loved ones at this time of year. Phew. There’s always a time during the Christmas hype and hustle where you ask yourself, is it worth all the trouble? Well, I have to admit I’ve wondered this a few times lately but ultimately the answer, I believe, is you betcha. Many of my fondest Christmas memories revolve around this time of year and not so much about gifts and material things but

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about times spent with now departed loved ones and just the plain magic of the occasion. Despite all the hype and hustle I believe there is an underlying goodwill at this time of year that transcends the perceived, and sometimes, real madness. The North Okanagan in particular always responds well to charity campaigns for the local hospital, United Way and Salvation Army at this time of year and much-needed funds goes to these charities to help our fellow neighbours in need. And, indeed, consideration should always be given to these charities, and others, as part of your gift-giving routine. The beauty of giving is it gives back to the givee in spades. If you’re looking for the true Christmas spirit you need look no further than giving to these worthy endeavours. And then there’s the light displays, the decorations, the Christmas trees, the singing, the Christmas pageants and plays, the school concerts, the phone calls, the promise of at least a few days, maybe more, off, even the sappy holiday specials and movies on the tube – it all combines, if it doesn’t overwhelm at times, to give the season a magical feel that is tough to beat. There’s a Christmas song that says something like “Why can’t every day be like Christmas?” And I understand the sentiment. Why can’t we be more filled with the Christmas spirit all year long? Why can’t we show more goodwill to our fellow citizens no matter what the calendar says? Why can’t the generosity of the season carry on for ever and ever, amen? Indeed. But another way to look at it, and maybe even more constructive, is that the season sets a standard for how we should treat people all year long and if we truly look outside ourselves a little more, January through December, then, maybe, just maybe, we’ll all contribute a little to creating a better world. Merry Christmas, everyone.

Demands used to abound about the need for expanded ice time for hockey, ringette and figure skating in Greater Vernon. However, it appears the situation is changing. Officials currently suggest that fewer people, particularly in minor hockey, are lacing up their skates, which means pressure for ice time has been eased. As a result, the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee and the City of Vernon are reviewing ice facilities to see if hours can be rationalized so everyone can be accommodated in public arenas. That could ultimately mean an end to renting hours at the privately owned Okanagan Training Rink, which has been used for very young children. Off the top, this process makes sense. After all, tax dollars are in limited supply and if there is a way of reducing the financial burden on residents while maximizing the investment in public structures, then all options should be considered. However, the politicians shouldn’t act rashly. Before any decisions are made, GVAC and the city should have a true sense of the ice time currently being used, current hockey registrations and the projected number of players in the future. What will the ramifications be if only public facilities are used in terms of available hours? But the only way for the politicians to become informed is to sit down with minor hockey representatives, ringette, figure skating, speed skating and the owners of Okanagan Training Rink. With hockey being such a vital role in residents’ lives, it’s incumbent that the required due diligence be done.


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s a B.C. resident I am disappointed to read and hear that the Agricultural Land Reserve and the independent tribunal known as the Agricultural Land Commission are under threat yet again. One would have thought that after a period of almost 40 years, the benefits of both institutions would outweigh, by far, any attempt to get rid of them on short notice. This province has roughly 4.7 million hectares of land in the ALR or five per cent of our total land area. Of this amount, a smaller percentage is prime agricultural land with the balance being grazing, range and forest land. The ALC website informs us that the NDP government of the day decided on the ALR course of action in part because 6,000 hectares of prime land were being lost each year to non-farm uses. It is pretty clear to me that sustained opposition to the ALR has come from those who are ideologically opposed to a successful initiative from a socialist government. If we are ever to enjoy a degree of secuTHANK YOU My belief in people was restored after a devastating fire my family endured on the morning of Oct. 26. There was six of us sleeping in the house that night. There was my husband, two daughters, son-in-law, grandson, and myself. My other grandson was across the street at a sleepover. As any good parent would do, we had recently taken in our daughters as they were getting back on their feet. They had returned from the Coast and had found employment here in the Okanagan. We were awakened to our fire alarm going off just after three a.m. I have always thought in my heart this could never happen to me, but it did. As we watched our years of belongings and memories disappear, it was overwhelming. All I could do was, thank God

rity of food production in this topographically challenged province it would seem prudent to retain and strengthen both the ALR and the independence of the ALC. If there are still ALR boundary adjustments to be made to resolve historic anomalies from 1974 to 1976, then let those happen, but no more prime land

my entire family was safe. Belongings can be replaced but a smile and a hug cannot. Our first thanks would have to be to all of the emergency personnel who were immediately on hand. The security people who kept a careful eye to keep belongings safe in all four units. Then comes the thank you to my husband's employer and the employees at Rhinocore Composites, and my employer, Mike Carey at M.P.C. Maintenance. They were both wonderful. To our friends who opened their home to us. Our longtime friend who helped with commuting to work in the early morning hours. A special thank you to all of the folks who came forward with donations of food, clothing and furniture. In closing, I would encourage anyone who does not have an alarm that works, to fix it, no mat-

should be released ever. The Tolko wood pellet plant in Lavington is a case in point. A small amount of land may be taken out of production but a much larger parcel would be added to the ALR right in this region. This would result in a net gain to the ALR.

ter if it annoys you when it goes off with too much steam or that piece of toast that starts it off. It saved my family. If you do not have content insurance, get it. We did not have a secure means of replacing our contents. We have learned from this experience that it doesn’t matter how bad things are, there are these amazing people (friends, neighbours, complete strangers) who came to our family with hugs, support, words of encouragement and prayer. They are the people who make you rise above all that is bad and look forward to the future. The Bowes Family YEAR-ROUND GIFT This season of giving is a wonderful time to acknowledge Foster Families, and the care they give to children and youth throughout the year. Foster Families open their

The provincial government and municipalities should continue to work with right to farm legislation and regulations that are already in place. In fact, the provincial government could do more to help provincial agricultural production such as establishing a land bank system for want of a better term. This would ensure that prime land remains available to those who want to work in food production in future. It would also help those individuals and families who do not want or cannot continue to work in this vitally important industry. So much of our prime land is concentrated in valleys and areas where people also like to build homes and live - the Fraser, Thompson/Okanagan, Creston and those regions like the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. This fact alone tells me that the ALR needs to be protected at all cost. It should not be left to wither and die from a lack of political will or financial resources. Rod Drennan

homes and their hearts to children in need of a safe place to live for a few days or a few months. On any given day, more than 200 children in the Vernon area need the love and skills of these substitute families. Foster Families understand how to meet the diverse needs of children and they support children’s connections to their family and culture. Foster Families provide the guidance, patience and compassion to comfort bruised hearts. They’re willing to meet the challenges of helping children through difficult times, because they believe they can make a difference. The Okanagan Foster Parents Association thanks Foster Families for all they do to improve the lives of children and youth in our community. Noelle Typusiak, Foster Parent Coordinator, North Okanagan

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A stop-gap solution has been found for potential curbside recycling concerns in Spallumcheen. After the township failed to sway Multi Material B.C. to include Spallumcheen as an addendum on its latest request for proposals (RFPs), staff recommended approving a four-month contract extension with Tip-It Waste Solutions to run from Jan. 1 to April 30 for blue bag curbside recycling within the township. Council unanimously agreed. The current contract with Tip-It expires at the end of the month. “We lobbied MMBC to have Spallumcheen included in the provisions of their packaging and printed paper program, and they said no,” said township chief financial officer Brian FreemanMarsh. The move will cost $4,500 a month based on fuel costs and the time requirements to collect and deliver the collected recycling to a processing facility. This will cost Spall residents a monthly rate of $2.45, or $9.80 for the four-month period. The 2013 rate was $1.47 per month or $5.88 for a four-month time frame. In November, council directed staff to request the township be included as an addendum in the RFPs for MMBC for collecting and recyling packaged and printed paper. While turning down the request, MMBC has told the township that if it wants to be included in recycling collection, it should request again to MMBC as soon as possible, and the request should be accommodated during the next RFP process, estimated to start in the early fall of 2014 with implementation to take place in the second quarter of 2015. In a report to council, Freeman-Marsh commented on potential impacts to the township’s blue bag recycling program after May 19, 2014, which is the date the MMBC program is to kick-off. “As this point, there are several outstanding issues that need to be resolved,” said FreemanMarsh. “Chief of which is where the material collected under the blue bag will be taken for processing after the MMBC implementation date. “This (contract extension) gets us to the end of May and hopefully we can get another contract to take us to May 2015 so curbside recycling will continue. But at this point I don’t know.” Freeman-Marsh said MMBC will take over blue bag curbside recycling in the Regional District of North Okanagan effective May 2014 except in Spallumcheen, because the township has run its own program since 1995/96.

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There’s a new commander at the Lake Country RCMP detachment. Sgt. Jayson Lucash takes up duties after the retirement of Sgt. Scott Rempel. “I feel privileged to be assuming command of the detachment and to be serving the residents of the District of Lake Country,” said Lucash. “I look forward to joining the experienced and committed team of police officers and support staff at the Lake Country detachment. Together we will continue to strive to improve the safety of our community.” Lucash was born in Manitoba, raised in Alberta, and joined the RCMP in 1996. After completing his basic recruit training at Depot Division in Regina, he was first posted in Maple Ridge, where he was stationed from 1996 to 2002. From there, he was transferred to Williams Lake and Kelowna. In 2007, Lucash was promoted to the rank of corporal and transferred to the Penticton detachment where he served as a watch commander. In 2010, he transferred back to the Kelowna detachment, and in 2011, to the West Kelowna detachment where he served as a watch commander. In 2012, Lucash was promoted to the rank of sergeant and became the non-commissioned officer in charge of Kelowna Traffic Section.

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Margaret Stamp (from back left), Darlene Taylor, Marion Hope, Leslie van der Meer and Maureen Karran of the Order of the Eastern Stars donate 42 ditty bags full of personal hygiene products, toys and activities for children to Stephanie Mortenson, of Vernon Women’s Transition House. lisa vanderve3lde/Morning star

Andrew and Marlene Stevenson (left), Kara Cunningham and Justin Stevenson, of Stevenson Mechanical, donate bins full of food to David MacBain, of the Salvation Army food bank. The food was raised through their $10 furnace service if a bag of food was donated to the food bank.

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Instead of exchanging gifts at the annual City of Enderby Christmas party, the mayor, council, staff and spouses donated food to the Enderby and District Community Resource Centre’s pantry program. Sue Rossi (front left), executive director of the resource centre, accepts the donation from Councillors Tundra Baird (bottom right), Brad Case (back from left), Beryl Ludwig and Raquel Knust, Mayor Howie Cyr and Coun. Earl Shipmaker.

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Members of the Vernon Principal’s and VicePrincipal’s Association (VPVPA) recently participated in a gift exchange supporting Santa’s Anonymous as members were presented with gifts that other members imagined they would have enjoyed receiving as children. Bob Oldfield (left), vice-principal of Coldstream Elementary, Jacquie Taylor, principal of Ellison Elementary School, and Tyler Galenzoski, principal of BX Elementary, display some of the gifts.

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Shoparama co-ordinator Ingrid Baron and Shoparama volunteer Ed Derr present the food and funds raised from the annual event to David MacBain, with the Salvation Army food bank. There was $1,100 from Shoparama, $955 from the Christmas kettles and 39 boxes of food donated by customers, as well as six boxes of toys for the Kiss FM Santa Toy Club. Jennifer sMith/ Morning star

Alice Shaw (second left) and Judy Keckalo (second right), with the Royal Purple Vernon Elks Lodge, present a total of $1,600 to Norma Peterson (left), with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diane Weaver, of the North Okanagan Hospice Society, and Brian Martin and Vicki Proulx, with Teens Count Too.


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contaminated water, lack of a fire hydrant, complete water cut-off for The Township of Spallumcheen periods of drought in 2003 and mudslides in 2012. will pay to help slow down speeders. Deal for Stepping Stones Council unanimously agreed to The Regional District of North a staff recommendation to join the cities of Armstrong and Enderby in Okanagan has reached a three-year purchasing a speed reader board that water supply agreement with Stepping Stones. will be shared by all three. The deal is slated to run “I met with the comJan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, munity CAOs and we’re 2016. all of the meeting of the “There are some minor minds to share this board,” modifications of how said Spallumcheen adminthey’re calculating water istrator Greg Betts. “It’s a but nothing material has portable board that counts changed,” said Betts of the traffic, displays speed and agreement. encourages drivers to slow However, before signdown.” Greg Betts ing off on the deal, The device will cost Spallumcheen staff will about $10,000, with confirm its original schedSpallumcheen’s share being around $4,000. Armstrong and Enderby have ule to make sure the service areas are the same as proposed by RDNO. yet to discuss the matter. No dog park Should the cities pass a similar Creating a new dog park isn’t going motion, the township would enter to happen in the City of Armstrong. into a shared-use agreement. It’s also not going to happen in the Residents’ request granted Residents along Powerhouse Road Township of Spallumcheen. City resident Elaine Turner wrote on the Meighan Creek water system will become part of Spallumcheen a letter requesting Armstrong create a dog park for owners to let their dogs and Armstrong’s water strategy. The residents have asked to be part off-leash in a safe environment. The city said there’s already a spot of the plan that will focus on growth and development, and manage safe on the IPE grounds for dogs to run and reliable water to all neighbour- free off-leash. The township has said neither hoods. “The water strategy is to be inclu- municipality is in a position to pursive of the entire community,” said chase land for a dog park. “We will direct staff to inform the Betts. “I recommend these residents be afforded the same opportunity and public, via press release, that off-leash be considered in the process moving dog walking is available at the fair forward.” grounds, contingent on dog owners In a letter to council, the residents continuing to clean up after their explained how they have dealt with dogs,” said Mayor Janice Brown. ROGER KNOX

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DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM NOTICE OF PROPOSED LAND DISPOSITION Pursuant To Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Municipal Council of the District of Coldstream is providing notice that the District intends to transfer to the Regional District of the North Okanagan the property described below. The transfer of this property is part of the restructuring of the Greater Vernon Parks function whereby regionally significant parks will become the responsibility of the Greater Vernon Parks function. The consideration to be received by the District of Coldstream for the disposition of this property will be $1.00 and other good and valuable consideration. The title transfer is proposed to take effect January 1, 2014 upon completion of all necessary documents for the parks restructuring.

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Not much scares Curtis Lazar. He has a never-surrender will and rarely presses the off button as he challenges for loose pucks all over the ice. Lazar met his match the other day in Copenhagen, where Team Canada is housed until the 38th IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships begin Boxing Day in Malmö, Sweden. The Edmonton Oil Kings’ centre had no chance to fight back as the Canadians visited the worldclass Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Denmark. “We were told it actually was the first amusement park ever created (built in 1843, second-oldest in world),” Lazar told The Morning Star. “We all rode some pretty large and frightening rides and that type of thing really allowed for us to take our guard down and get to know each other better. The quicker we become a team and family the more success we will have.” The Vernon product and linemate Jonathan Drouin were healthy scratches as Canada grounded Finland 4-2 in exhibition play Friday. Reading between the lines, head coach Brent Sutter has already pencilled in Lazar on his starting roster. Canada released Kelowna Rockets’ defenceman Damon Severson and Medicine Hat Tigers’ forwared Hunter Shinkaruk Friday, and must cut one more forward by Christmas Day. Canada finished fourth last year, the first time in 15 years they failed to claim a medal. Canada’s 15 gold medals ranks the country first. While resumés count perhaps more than current playing levels, Lazar rises to the top in both categories. He rung up 21 goals and 37 points in just 27 games with the Oil Kings after showing well in pre-season action with the Ottawa Senators, who drafted him 17th overall last summer in New Jersey. He helped Canada strike gold in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic and enjoyed a stellar playoff run as Edmonton reached the 2012 Memorial Cup in Quebec. The ever-smiling Lazar captained Team B.C. to gold at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, breaking Steven Stamkos’ snipe record with a dozen goals and besting Sidney Crosby’s points mark with 17. Lazar will not be expected to shatter Peter Forsberg’s eye-popping 31-point showing in 1993 for host Sweden, but rather be a work of art on the art of work under the no-nonsense Sutter. “Coach Sutter is one heck of a coach,” said Lazar, who turns 19 on

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Vernon’s Curtis Lazar, an 18-year-old power forward with the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings, celebrates a goal. Feb. 2. “His resumé speaks for itself and Jets’ pick) is the centre on the and what really impresses me is the line, and like Drouin, Petan has the attention to detail and patience he ability to attack seams and work his conveys. He is a player’s coach, we vision to find his teammates. “For myself, I am the biggest love to compete for him because he cares for every single one of his on the line so my job will be to get players. In saying that, there is a in on the forecheck and retrieve standard to meet and if we aren’t pucks. I’m playing with two highlyskilled playmakers and performing then he I consider myself a will call us in and let shot-first type of playus know.” er so anytime I can get Lazar can’t say open around the net I enough about Drouin, know the puck will be a superstar left wing— Curtis Lazar coming my way.” er with the Halifax Lazar was on a line Mooseheads drafted with Quebec Major third overall last June Junior offensive wizards Anthony by the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Drouin is incredible. He is a Mantha (Red Wings’ property) and magician with the puck but what Charles Hudon (Montreal draft) separates him from the others is when Canada grounded the CIS his willingness to compete and his University All-Stars 3-0 before passion. He just loves the game. heading to Copenhagen. “We gave them nothing,” Lazar Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks

“We know we can’t win on just skill.”

told The Morning Star, one day after the game, from Toronto. “It was a really good game for us playing the systems Sutter has in place. It’s a 1-3-1 trap in the neutral zone which doesn’t let the other team get going.” Lazar loved Sutter’s old-school practice earlier this week when the players went through the gauntlet, skating down the side wall and getting hammered every couple of feet. “The gauntlet is a classic. I haven’t done it since I was first starting to hit and this time around it was quite different. Everyone is solid and it took a lot to make it down the ice. Coach Sutter definitely got his point across about us needing to be a gritty, hard-nosed team. We know we can’t win on just skill.” Rockets’ longtime GM Bruce

Hamilton, in his first year on Canada’s management team, said they were not assembling an allstar team but a team for the world juniors. Everybody will have a distinct job and Lazar is high on captain Scott Laughton’s role. Laughton plays for the Oshawa Generals and was drafted two years ago by the Philadelphia Flyers. “Scott Laughton is a great leader. Since day one in Lake Placid during the summer evaluation camp, he was going out of his way to introduce himself to everyone which really brought us together. He has a great work ethic on the ice and isn’t afraid to speak up in the room as well.” Vernon’s George Fargher, a full-time scout with the Senators, expects Sutter to play Lazar in any situation. “He’s got a good all-around game, he’s a real competitive kid and he can play in all zones and brings character along with speed and tenacity.” Lazar, whose parents, Dave and Karen, will be in Sweden, says the main difference from the Memorial Cup is that this team is built strictly for a 12-day event so there is little time to prepare. “We all come from different club teams and hometowns from around the country and that’s what makes it special. The tournament isn’t much different; every team is elite and has a chance at winning any game and there is no room for error. “I treat any game the same no matter the stage. I play to my strengths and do my best to make a difference every time I step out onto the ice. This tournament is going to be a lot of fun because we have an entire country supporting us. The world juniors is a part of most every Canadian’s holidays and to be participating in it is very special to me.” The highly likeable 6-foot, 190-pounder says the Canadians are living in the present with the Boxing Day opener against Germany approaching. “We aren’t looking at the big picture right now. Our focus is on the process and each day ahead of us. What Canada has been able to do in the past isn’t really on our mind at this point. We know we have the right guys to be successful and it’s just a matter of putting in the work, committing and having some fun.” As for keeping the team laughing and feeling comfortable, Lazar said: “The jokester would have to be Drouin. Not many pranks have been pulled but he loves stirring the pot and getting under everyone’s skin. It keeps us loose.”


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ome year huh. The Green Riders win the Grey Cup with the proper number of players on the field, the Blackhawks claim another Stanley Cup, the Vipers miss the playoffs, Miley Cyrus changes her look and I take home an iPad in a Bantam hockey tournament raffle. The year flew by faster than Usain Bolt running the 100 and we witnessed some extraordinary athletes weaving their magic. Patrick Kane’s stickhandling video was awesome. Brandon Bollig’s stickhandling video was hilarious. Twins Connor and Kellen Jones showed the college hockey world just how close they are when Connor asked the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ athletic director Jack McDonald if he could hold off with a plaque presenation for his 100th point until Kellen reached the same milestone. Said Kellen, to the New Haven Register: “It’ll be an honour, but I want team success first. Everyone will notice at some point. There’s no reason to advertise.” Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold offered: “They have this intangible about them. They make

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John Garvie capped a tournament MVP performance by draining 32 points as the Vernon Panthers stuffed the host Kwantlan Timberwolves 79-67 to claim the Winter Tip-off Senior Boys Basketball Classic title Friday in Surrey. Game MVP Shelby Hartwig earned a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) while Andy Hladik and Chris Inscho each flushed a dozen points. Mitchell Pepper was named a first team all-star. Said head coach Glenn Garvie: “We had someone else stepping up in every one of our games – total team effort all around. Everybody received lots of playing time due to a total team effort.” Vernon stopped Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 80-60 in the semifinals, led by 26 points from Garvie. Ty Thomas collected 20 points and Hladik had 14. In their tourney opener Thursday, the Cats downed Delta’s Delview Raiders 60-57. Game MVP Hartwig fired 18 points and 12 rebounds, Pepper provided 14 points and Inscho notched 11. VSS trailed until the fourth quarter. Vernon then grounded Seaquam 66-58 on a 19-point, nine-rebound effort by Inscho. Pepper potted 18 points and Hartwig delivered 10 points and 10 rebounds. At the Fred Fedorak Christmas Classic senior boys tourney in Penticton, Tye Oddy

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and added 10 points, and Dippenaar pulled down 14 rebounds as the Lakers dug deep to pull off a critical win. Meanwhile, the Charles Bloom Timberwolves opened the North Zone senior A boys league with an 88-22 shellacking of the Eagle River Talons of Sicamous Wednesday in Lumby. “We have had a very tough early-season schedule with games against two top-10 A teams and two very competitive AAA and AA teams,” said head coach Nathan Lee. “It has been by design. The boys are working very hard and we are improving every day. There is some potential here and we are starting to believe in ourselves.”

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The Vernon Home Building Centre Vipers started strong but struggled late in a 6-2 Midget exhibition hockey loss to host Kelowna Friday night. Liam Sallows-Cromarty, in his Viper debut, opened the scoring with a point shot, assisted by Scott Latwat. Tied 1-1 after one period, the building crew retook the lead on a Cole Woodliffe snipe, assists to Jagger Williamson and Sallows-Cromarty. Kelowna took control in the third frame with five straight goals, including three on the powerplay. Netminder Josh Evans made a number of great stops to keep it close for two periods. Vernon hosted Kamloops Saturday and is back in Kelowna at noon today for their final Tier 1 league game before the Christmas break. Kaden Black turned the hat trick as the Coca-Cola Vipers outlasted Penticton 4-3 in Midget Tier 2 league play Friday at Civic Arena. Vernon moved the puck well, Louis Springer was agile between the pipes and Eamonn Miller completed the attack. Gabe Turner (2), Miller and Braden Gilowski drew assists. In North Okanagan Bantam Super

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS VISITOR CENTRE OPERATIONS May 17, 2014 to September 1, 2014 The District of Lake Country is requesting proposals from organizations interested in operating a tourist information Visitor Centre in Lake Country from May 19th, 2014 to September 1st, 2014. The successful proponent will provide a facility, staff and management for a Visitor Centre within the District of Lake Country, operating in accordance with Destination BC requirements. Full details for this Request for Proposal may be found on the District webpage at www.okanaganway.ca. A sealed envelope clearly marked “Visitor Centre” RFP Reference No.ED-01 may be delivered to the reception counter, at the District of Lake Country, Municipal Hall, attention: Ryan Roycroft, 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, B.C. V4V 2M1 up to 2:00 p.m. January 22nd, 2014. We thank all applicants for their submissions. Only those selected for additional review may be contacted. The District reserves the right not to award a contract to any proponent.

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HI–PRO WOMEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L T PT Mosure 9 1 1 19 Edwards 8 2 0 16 Powls 8 3 0 16 Mori 7 2 0 14 Natsuhara 7 4 0 14 Hauptman 6 4 0 12 Vedan 6 4 0 12 Sakakibara 5 3 2 12 Hamp 5 4 1 11 Hinman 5 4 1 11 Severin 5 4 1 11 Fullerton 4 6 1 9 McDougall 4 5 1 9 Scales 4 6 1 9 Essington 4 6 0 8 Boivin 2 6 2 6 Danbrook 1 8 2 4 Pedersen 1 10 0 2 Baryla 0 9 1 1 Okanagan Restoration Player of the Month: Amy Edwards

ADULT SAFE WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF Vernon Buy-Low Vixens 11 0 0 0 22 76 Shuswap Storm 10 1 0 0 20 57 Salmon Arm Wildfire 5 6 0 0 10 27 Vernon RTS Rocket Stars 4 7 1 0 9 19 Lumby Mayhem 3 5 2 0 8 31 Falkland Falcons 3 6 2 0 8 24 ASHL Bees 3 8 0 1 7 24 Vernon Ice Maidens 3 8 1 0 7 14 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER GP G A PTS Morgan Zoethout, Vixens 10 14 13 27 Kelsey Major, Mayhem 10 11 7 18 Jennifer Findlay, Storm 10 6 12 18 Kristie Fateux, Storm 10 10 7 17 Lindsey Whitbread, Storm 10 8 9 17 Sarah Visser, Falcons 7 13 3 16 Derri Cooper, Vixens 6 13 2 15 Nadine Overwater, Wildfire 6 10 3 13 Jane Sutton, Mayhem 7 8 5 13 Treena Pastro, Maidens 11 10 2 12 GOALIES GP GA SO W-L-T GAA Patti Meger, Vixens 4 5 1 4-0 1.51 Michelle Embleton, Vixens 5 7 1 5-0 1.81 Phyllis Jorgensen, Storm 7 13 1 6-1 2.14 Kaleigh Beattie, Wildfire 7 17 3 4-3 3.22 Denise Forsyth, Rocket Stars 9 21 2 4-5 3.70 ADULT SAFE MEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L T OTL PTS GF Titans 11 0 1 0 23 72 Rocstar Drywall Rebels 9 1 1 0 19 64 Extreme Pita Chiefs 8 4 0 1 17 56 Vikings 5 7 1 0 11 48 Jayhawks 5 8 0 0 10 40 Bio Maxx Blues 4 9 0 0 8 48 Andres Okanagan Heat 3 7 1 0 7 35 Armstrong Aces 2 10 0 0 4 31 SCORING LEADERS PLAYER GP G A PTS Thomas Nagy, Rebels 10 20 9 29 Cody Barendregt, Titans 11 10 16 26 Justin Mann, Titans 12 8 14 22 Russell Hickman, Chiefs 13 10 11 21 Dean McAmmond, Titans 10 8 13 21 Bobby Nicholls, Rebels 11 13 5 18 Matt Cornies, Titans 12 10 8 18 Matt Levere, Vikings 12 12 5 17 Blaine Stowards, Blues 12 8 9 17 Scott Belshaw, Rebels 11 8 8 16 GOALIES GP 40 SO W-L-T GAA Greg Stefiuk, Rebels 9 23 1 7-1-1 3.23 Tyler Yawney, Chiefs 11 40 0 7-4 4.22 Steve Gutknecht, Titans 10 33 0 9-0-1 4.22 Derrick Doige, Jayhawks 12 46 1 5-7 4.99 Hugh Donnelly, Vikings 9 37 0 4-5 5.10

BANNISTER HONDA SENIOR MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L PTS Icton 10 1 20 Begley 9 2 18 Kerr 7 4 14 Miller 7 4 14 Lee 7 4 14 Seebach 6 5 12 Kimura 6 4 12 Skrenek 6 4 12 Lyons 6 5 12 Burns 5 6 10 Simpson 5 5 10 Morazain 5 6 10 Munk 5 6 10 Walker 4 6 8 Duncan 4 6 8 Cook 4 6 8 Skaalid 2 9 4 Witter 2 8 4 Weekly scores: Begley 6 Cook 5; Munk 9 Burns 6; Kerr 7 Duncan 3; Skrenek 8 Icton 4; Kimura 8 Morazain 4; Lee 7 Walker 2; Witter 10 Lyons 9; Miller 9 Skaalid 3; Seebach 10 Simpson 2.

Congratulations

to our 2013 UFE Writers

Meghan Amann

Ruth Fukumoto

*2013 UFE National Honour Roll Recipient for Western Canada

Graham Moir* The partners, principals and staff at MacKay LLP congratulate our successful 2013 Uniform Evaluation Candidates. We are proud of your hard work and accomplishment and look forward to your continued professional growth and development at MacKay.

PacWest Glory GA 14 16 27 30 40 47 49 49 PIM 0 4 0 6 0 0 2 2 0 6 SV% .872 .887 .886 .864 .921 GA 37 29 48 49 50 63 57 70 PIM 15 10 4 0 0 4 2 10 0 0 SV% .909 .877 .877 .845 .870

POND HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA 3-ON-3 POND HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM W L SOL PTS Team Brad Jones 7 3 0 14 Ice Dogs 7 4 0 14 Beavers 7 4 0 14 Whalers 5 6 0 10 OTR 2 3 6 0 6 Camo Toe 2 8 0 4 WEEKLY RESULTS December 17 Game 1 Team Jones 11 – Robbie Edwards 3, Devin Jones 2+4, Laird Fawcett 2+1, Mike Dykstra 2+1, Will Besler 2+1; Goalie: Kasmer Boudreau Camo Toe 6 – Tyler O’Dwyer 3+3, Chris Tapper 2+2, John Defehr; Goalie: Corey Petty Game 2 OTR #2 13 – Chris Usselman 4+1, Robbie Edwards 3+1, Brett Williams 3, Rob Frank 2+2, Laird Fawcett 1+2; Goalie: Kyle Point Ice Dogs 12 – Jordan Dewing 6, Kevin Charich 3+1, Curt Jensen 2+1, Steve Spark; Goalie: Jordan Prudhomme Game 3 Beavers 12 – Kent Connors 4+1, Sean Connors 3+2, Aaron Benjaminsen 3+3, Brandon Rysen 3+2; Goalie: Jayden Campbell Whalers 8 – Damon Johnson 3+1, Leigh Schommer 2+1, Matt Rysen 1+3, James Schneider, Chad Rachwalski; Goalie: Jon

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM MacKay LLP has a strong tradition of supporting growth and embracing new opportunities, for both our employees and clients. As such, we are excited to announce that we have joined Crowe Horwath International network of independent accounting firms and on January 1, 2014 will become Crowe MacKay LLP. As a member of the network, we are able to remain an independent firm with a focus on Northern and Western Canada, but with access to the vast resources available through the member firms.

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Council and staff wish everyone season’s greetings and a happy and prosperous new year.

Holiday Hours The Municipal Office and Building Department will be closed at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014. In the event of a public works emergency during this time, please phone the after-hours line at 250-542-7600.

ANDREW SNUCINS/TRU ATHLETICS

Corey Wallis of Enderby (left) and Seb Gardner of Vernon display the PacWest Conference men’s soccer championship trophy they helped the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack of Kamloops win this season. The Pack also struck silver in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association playoffs. They will play in the CIS next season.

NOTEBOOK SPEED SKATING - The Vernon Speed Skating Club is accepting new members. Visit www.vernonspeedskatingclub.com or find them on Facebook...Vernon Speed Skating Club – The Vortex.

INDOOR SOCCER VERNON SOCCER ASSOCIATION INDOOR SOCCER MEN’S LEAGUE TEAM W L T PTS GF GA Camels 7 2 2 23 49 36 Osprey Capital Young Boys 6 4 1 19 44 27 Monashee FC 6 5 0 18 33 28 NET 6 4 0 18 45 34 Turn-Key 4 5 2 14 36 33 Peters Tirecraft 1 8 1 4 31 68 Week 11 Scores: Youngboys 5 Turn-Key 3; Monashee 5 Tirecraft 1; Camels 4 NET 3.

REC HOCKEY BOSTON PIZZA HOCKEY TEAM Godard Excavating Predators Kasper Denture Red Wings R.E. Postill & Sons Orphans Kalavida Flyers Spartan Auto Bulls Cidel Moving Oilers Green Pub Moose Teale Utility Canucks Leko Precast Blackhawks Kal Tire Whalers M&K Ready-Mix Bruins Nation Party Fishermen SCORING LEADERS PLAYER Bryce Kakoske, Orphans Corey Webb, Blackhawks Jeff Mushaluk, Bulls Brian Caron, Fishermen Mike Mason, Blackhawks Duane Dennis, Red Wings Dave Robinson, Orphans Steve Vallier, Moose Ryan Dubetz, Oilers Tim Proctor, Moose Jarret Watts, Red Wings Kevin Swales, Canucks Thomas Swales, Canucks Amar Purewal, Fishermen Jake Stuchberry, Oilers GOALIES (Min. 7 GP) Travis Corrie, Bulls Chris Kingdon, Moose Jordan Vallance, Flyers Danny Robert, Oilers Riley Fuller, Bulls

LEAGUE W L 16 2 12 7 11 5 10 6 10 6 10 9 9 10 8 9 9 11 5 12 4 13 3 17

GP 8 14 14 16 7

T 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

OTL PTS GF GA 0 32 117 67 0 24 126 138 1 23 122 86 1 22 93 74 1 21 118 78 1 21 102 83 2 21 107 105 2 18 96 103 0 18 104 113 1 11 69 108 1 9 81 131 2 8 88 137

GP G 16 35 20 31 16 24 20 24 20 19 13 28 9 18 16 22 19 19 19 26 13 10 17 20 14 18 20 16 17 11 MIN GA 360 30 630 53 630 57 720 68 315 36

A 36 23 25 21 26 15 25 19 21 12 28 16 18 20 21 W-L-T 6-2 12-2 9-4-1 8-7-1 4-2-1

PTS 71 54 49 45 45 43 43 41 40 38 38 36 36 36 32 GAA 3.75 3.79 4.07 4.25 5.14

PIM 4 8 6 6 2 16 4 10 0 8 4 0 4 12 10 SV% .829 .856 .854 .830 .833


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Tips provided to reduce the risk of holiday illness Morning Star Staff

With upcoming holiday parties and visiting, B.C. Children’s Hospital and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control are offering tips to help reduce the risk of illness. Illnesses can be passed easily from one child to another, especially when the cold weather drives more children indoors and food is shared at gatherings. “Children are at greater risk of getting sick from illnesses like influenza and norovirus than healthy adults,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, medical director, communicable disease prevention and control service, BCCDC. “It’s important to teach them good hand hygiene and prevention techniques when they’re young so they can develop good habits and stay well.” There are simple ways to reduce this risk so children and their busy parents and caregivers can enjoy the season. n Get immunized: Although flu season is here, it’s not too late to get immunized against influenza. Immunization is safe and saves lives. Make sure your child is on schedule to receive all of the vaccines available through the provincial childhood immunization program. Healthy children six months to less than five years of age are now eligible for a free flu shot as are older children with many chronic medical conditions and who have household members at high risk or under the age of two years. n Wash hands: Eighty per cent of common infections are spread by hands. Children should wash their hands before eating, after using the washroom, after sneezing, coughing or using a tissue, and after playing with toys shared with other children. They should use soap and water and rub for 20 seconds and then rinse them for another 10 seconds. Alcohol hand rubs are a good substitute if a sink is not

readily available. “Proper hand

hygiene and general cleanliness help protect

children from infectious diseases such as

respiratory viruses and gastro-related bugs,”

said Dr. Ran Goldman, division head, emer-

gency medicine, B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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Development cost charges (DCCs) for new development are moving closer to fruition in Spallumcheen. Planners Urban Systems have come up with a 17-page report proposing DCCs for single- and multi-family residential units, along with industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional development. “They have come up with a number that equalized rates for industry and agriculture,” said township administrator Greg Betts. “They’ve also adjusted the growth projection.” In the report, the proposed DCC rates for single-family residential homes per unit would be $5,298.32; for multifamily residential per unit, the rate would be $3,443.91. The DCC for industrial based on per metersquared gross floor area is $22,95; commercial and institutional rates would be $15.89; and for agricultural, the rate would be $16.81. Council voted unanimously on a staff recommendation to send the Urban Systems report to the ministry of community, sport and cultural development for its review. A stakeholder meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 27, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the township office to go over the report. Mayor Janice Brown said it is important to remember that the DCCs are being considered because of the amount of roads in the township. “This is for new development only and there will be lots of public consultation on the charges around that end,” said Brown. “It’s too make sure that when people are increasing their traffic on the roads that we’re looked after as a municipality.”


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fter a whirlwind year that started with a comefrom-behind election win, Premier Christy Clark sat down with me for the traditional yearend interview in her Victoria office. Here are excerpts from that discussion. A longer version with video can be found under the Opinion tab of this newspaper’s website. TF: Premier, you surprised a few people this year. What surprised you the most about 2013? CC: I guess it was the disconnect between the pollsters and the pundits, and the public. I did have a sense all the time that the citizens were thinking something different in the run-up to the election campaign. I wondered, am I missing something here, or are they missing something? And I guess it turned out that it wasn’t me that was missing something. TF: The liquefied natural gas export project is going to use a lot of natural gas, especially in the early years. Will B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets (20 per cent reduction by 2020, 80 per cent by 2050) have to be changed? CC: I don’t have a clear answer on that yet. We are working with the companies on exactly how we are

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going to structure their environmental commitments and costs, and their electricity costs versus using gas, the total royalty tax regime. We’re looking at that as one package. However that turns out, though, this opportunity to export natural gas Asia is the Tom Fletcher to single biggest opportunity we have ever had as a province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world. In shipping this to China, we are going to help them wean themselves off some of the dirtiest coal anybody’s burning anywhere in the world. TF: If B.C. is going to get credit for displacing coal use in Asia, shouldn’t B.C.’s coal

exports, even though it’s metallurgical coal, count in our greenhouse gas total as well? CC: I know that the academics and pundits are going to get all mired in competing sets of numbers and studies. For me, we have a chance to do good for the world, and we’re going to take it. TF: On oil pipelines, your agreement in November with Alberta Premier Alison Redford involves B.C. supporting her effort for a national energy strategy. What do you see it doing in the future? CC: The big idea that she’s trying to pursue with that is a strategy that will connect us east to west in energy. Energy grids are much better connected north to south than they are east to west. So she’s trying to

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pursue a pan-Canadian strategy for the exchange of energy, whether that’s hydroelectricity or natural gas or whatever it is. We haven’t been intimately involved with it until recently, so we’ll see where it goes. TF: There’s a perception out there, fuelled by the opposition,

that you campaigned against oil pipelines and now you’re turning the tanker around, as it were, to be in support of them. What do you say to that? CC: It’s typical of the other guys to reinterpret and misquote. That’s what they do. They’re in opposition. What I said was, we

have five conditions that must be met in order for heavy oil to be considered to go ahead in British Columbia. That has not changed. The five conditions remain in place. As of today, none of them have been met. The only thing that is different today, from before

the election, is that now I no longer stand alone in supporting the five conditions. I have one other premier supporting me, and that’s Alison Redford. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Three sleeps and Christmas Day will be upon us. With kids home from school it is a great time to sit them down and build gingerbread or candy houses. In the olden days when I was a young mom, we’d do this on the day we went to chop down our tree. We’d gather with my twin’s family and several other families and head for Rose Mountain with hot cocoa in a thermos where we’d find a roaring fire and a pond cleared off for skating, thanks to Grandpa C., who had the timber rights up there. When we were done we’d head down to the grandparents’ house where Grandma C. would have her dining room table all set up with little cardboard houses made from empty small milk or cream cartons, one for each child. Every family brought candy to share for the houses. Moms spent time whipping up batch after batch of royal icing to glue the candy on. We all brought a pot luck dish to pop into the oven for dinner, and while the children made their houses, adults that weren’t required to help, set up the grandparents’ tree and helped decorate it. Those trips remains one of my favourite memories from the past. Today I have a recipe for the royal icing, should you decide to make a few of these little houses, as well as a couple of recipes for using up the inevitable Christmas leftovers. Merry Christmas to everyone and the very best for the new year. Royal IcIng foR candy oR gIngeRbRead Houses 4 egg whites (buy carton of egg whites) 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon lemon extract Beat egg whites in clean, large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar and lemon extract. Beat at high speed until thickened. NOTE: When dry, royal icing is very hard and resistant to damage. leftoveR tuRkey & Ham casseRole 30g unsalted butter 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock 1/4 cup (60ml) dry white wine 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream 2 cups (320g) chopped cooked turkey 1/2 cup (90g) chopped leg ham 10g dried porcini mushrooms, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes, chopped (I use 1 cup chopped regular mushrooms)

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Making and decorating a gingerbread house is a fun family activity and an old-fashioned Christmas tradition that kids of all ages still enjoy today. 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 Tbsp. chopped chives 2 spring onions, finely chopped 375g block frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg yolk, beaten Cranberry sauce, to serve Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until mixture bubbles. Add chicken stock and wine, then cook for a further 2-3 minutes, whisking to remove any lumps. Add thickened cream and cook for a further minute or until the mixture boils and thickens. Season to taste, then stir in turkey, ham, chopped porcini, parsley, chives and spring onion. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, roll out pastry on lightly floured surface to form 30cm x 33cm rectangle. Cut in half lengthways to give two 15cm-wide pieces. Place one pastry sheet on lined baking tray and spread with cooled tur-

key mixture, leaving 2cm border. Fold remaining sheet of pastry in half lengthways and use sharp knife to make cuts in folded side, about 1cm apart and leaving 2cm border on unfolded side. Carefully open pastry back out and place over filling, pressing edges to seal. Trim edges if necessary, then brush all over with beaten egg. Bake 25-30 minutes until puffed and golden. Slice and serve with cranberry sauce. tHaI tuRkey salad 200g rice vermicelli noodles 1/3 cup (80 ml) fish sauce 1/4 cup grated palm sugar or brown sugar 2 red chilies, de-seeded, finely chopped 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger 1 garlic clove, chopped 100 ml lime juice (from about 4 limes) 2 cups shredded cooked turkey breast 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, cut into matchsticks 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks 1/4 cup each Thai basil, coriander and mint leaves 2 Tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts

Soak the rice vermicelli noodles in a bowl of boiling water or cook according to packet instructions. Drain, then refresh in cold water and drain again. Set aside. Meanwhile, place the fish sauce and sugar in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool slightly, then place in a blender with the chilies, ginger, garlic and lime juice. Purée until smooth. Set dressing aside. Place drained noodles, shredded turkey, cucumber, carrot, herbs and peanuts in large bowl. Pour over dressing and toss gently to combine. Divide salad among plates and serve. cRIsp pRawn and tuRkey paRcels 1 cup finely shredded savoy cabbage 400g cooked prawns, peeled, cleaned, cut into 2cm pieces 1 cup shredded roast turkey or barbecued chicken 2 spring onions, finely chopped 2 tsp. finely grated ginger 6 sheets spring roll pastry, thawed Vegetable oil, to shallow-fry 1 carrot, peeled into ribbons 2 cups bean sprouts 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts Steamed rice (optional), to serve Vietnamese Dressing 1/2 red bird’s-eye chili, seeded, finely chopped 1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped 3 tsp. caster sugar 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. fish sauce 1 lime, zested, juiced To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients with 2 Tbsp. water in a bowl. To make parcels, combine cabbage, prawns, turkey, onions and ginger in a bowl. Cut each pastry sheet into 4. Place 1 Tbsp. prawn mixture in the centre, leaving a 2cm border. Brush the border lightly with water. Bring corners into the centre, folding like an envelope, and press edges together to seal. Makes 24. Fill a large frying pan 2cm deep with oil and heat over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, cook parcels for 1 minute each side or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. To make carrot salad, toss carrot, bean sprouts, coriander and half the dressing in a bowl. Scatter with peanuts. Place prawn and turkey parcels on tray and serve with remaining dressing, salad and rice, if using.


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Eating well, exercising regularly and getting a good night’s sleep can help you battle stress, winter blues, even colds. 4. Stay within budget. Finances are still a great stressor for many people. Again, eliminate the unnecessary. Set a budget, and stay within it. A call, a visit or a note to tell someone how important they are to you can be as touching as and more meaningful than a gift. You can also enjoy free activities like walking or driving around to look at holiday decorations, going window shopping without buying, or making your own decorations or presents. 5. Remember what the holiday season is about for you. Make that your priority. Whether it’s the usual holiday advertising that creates a picture that the holidays are about shiny new toys and gift giving, remember that this season is really about sharing, loving and time spent with family and loved ones. Develop your own meaningful family traditions that don’t have to cost a lot of money. And use this time of year to help regain perspective. Also, remember not to take things too serious-

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feature event: new year’s eve dinner & dance dec. 31 elebrate and bring in the new year at the Enderby Drill Hall over a gourmet supper and deejay entertainment. Champagne toast and snack at midnight. Door prizes, silent auction and a chance of winning a Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation via a reverse draw! Reserved seating for groups of eight or larger. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $50/person. Ticket must be purchased ahead of time. No minors. DD service provided. Tickets available at Backus Racing, McLeod Insurance (Johnston Meier) and from HRSA directors and trail collectors. Organized by the Hunters Range Snowmobile Assoc. For more information or reservations call Karla at 250-838-9827.

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december 22 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. runs daily 5 to 9:30 p.m., and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, times will be extended to midnight. A box is set up to receive donations of food for the Salvation Army Food Bank. the mission dollar bin fill a bag for a loonie sale On until Dec. 24, with a great selection of clothing, footwear, house hold and videos, cd’s books etc. Leather jackets and holiday wear 1/2 price! Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5ish at 3008 34th St. All proceeds go to the Upper Room Mission. Merry Christmas from all our volunteers! 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. 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 250-1607 or Louvain at 250-548-9293. 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, orna-

ments, jewelry and more! Support 28 North Okan. artists. Open Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24, open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 250-542-6243. The centre is at 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park. notice to lumby wildlife members The club is accepting meat donations for our upcoming banquet. Contact any of the directors to make your donation or phone Mike at 250547-6403. This is the time to register your horns, antlers, fish and feathers for the trophies at the banquet. Info., Justin Sanesh at 250-547-6091. kindale thrift store in armstrong would like to thank all of our customers and all who have donated over the past year. We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The store will be closed from Dec. 24 and will reopen on Jan. 2. Please hold donations until we re-open. centennial festival of trees A wonderful Christmas display and silent auction representing local associations, businesses and families, Dec. 22, 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery. We’ll have a storyteller Dec. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. Donations to the food bank appreciated. annual candle-lighting celebration Okanagan Centre for Spiritual Living Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Join us for an inspiring evening of beautiful music and inspiring messages. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Social time after with tea, coffee and snacks. Centre is at 2913-29th Ave. narcotics anonymous Sunday Night NA meeting at 7 p.m., 2800-33rd St. (basement of Gateway Shelter). Open to the public, this is a Traditions meeting. Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. smarties droP-in art Program, gallery vertigo All ages welcome. No registration necessary, just drop in for some fun. Everyone welcome! Suggested donation: $3 per person. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. Teens welcome too. High school students interested in art invited to assist at workshops, which happen every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery Vertigo is upstairs at suite #1, 3001-31st St., downtown Vernon. For more information call 250-503-2297 or see www.galleryvertigo. com. Updated gallery events information on our Facebook page.

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aa meets sundays (X) open meeting 10 a.m., at VTC 2810-48 Ave. (H) (H) closed meeting 7 p.m., Anglican Church, 3205-27 St. Vernon (back door). (H) closed meeting 8 p.m., United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. (H) open meeting 8 p.m., Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Drive, Vernon (H). Handicap access (X) no handicap access. Info., 250545-4933 elks mega meat draw Join us today at the Elks Lodge, 3103-30th St., for Vernon’s most popular Mega Meat Draw; includes 50/50, variety baskets and concessions. We will have a mix of turkeys, hams, baron of beef and rib-eye steaks. Everyone welcome. All monies go to charities and children in Vernon. vernon treatment centre Do you or a loved one have an alcohol/drug and/or other addiction problem? We can help! Day and evening courses available. Call 542-6151 for more information. medievally minded Come and join us and explore what history can do for you. Learn about medieval fighting, crafts and feasting. The Society for Creative Anachronism meets every Sunday at 3 p.m. For information, see www.krakenfjord.org

december 23

a family sing-along christmas celebration Presented by Silver Star Rotary Club and the Christmas Swing Band at the Schubert Centre Dec. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Entry will be by donation to the Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Come sing and enjoy the Christmas music! vernon farmers’ market Presents Schubert Centre every Monday until April, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schubert Centre, 3505-30th Ave. On Dec. 23 we’ll have Santa Claus handing out Christmas cookies. We also have Christmas baskets to win, thanks to donations from our vendors; we’ll have two draw winners that day. Last market until the new year. armstrong legion holds candlelight ceremony 16th Annual ceremony at Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Armstrong, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. Candle bearers will honour the 39 servicemen from Armstrong, Spallumcheen and surrounding areas who died in the Second World War. Soup and a bun at Br 35 Legion to follow the ceremony. Everyone welcome. yoga for everyone A very relaxing evening of yoga, meditation and vegetarian dinner Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church, 3701-32 Ave., rear entrance. Cost is by donation. For info., e-mail sunvalleyyoga@hotmail.com seniors’ activity centre, armstrong We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 50+ and looking for something to do? Visit the Activity Centre for fun and friendship. Monday to Friday it’s snooker from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday it’s crib and bingo at 1 p.m. Each Wednesday it’s carpet bowling at 1:30 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-5468907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158.

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floor curling Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come on out and learn a HALINA SENIORS’ CENTRE Hand new sport. We are at 3310-37th Ave., and Foot Canasta takes place Mondays behind the Rec. Centre. Call 250-542and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2877 for more information. NARCOTICS ANONy  mOuS Monday at 7  p.m., Twisted Sisters meets 3204 Alexis “Let something to smile about...” “Letususgive giveyouyou something to smile about...” Park Dr. behind Knox Church. (Closed, women only, topic/ discussion meeting, wheelchair access). Our 24-hour helpline is at 250-503-3260 or 1-866-918-3574. TOpS (TAkE Off pOuNdS SENSIbLy) New to serve serveyou youbetter! better! Newextended extended hours hours to mEETS Mondays at Monday Saturday8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 Monday –- Saturday First Baptist Church, Thursday Evenings until 8:00 pm Wednesday Evenings until 8:00 pm 1406-32nd Ave. Weigh-in 6 to 6:45 NOW PATIENTS! p.m., meeting from NOWACCEPTING ACCEPTING NEW NEW PATIENTS! 7 to 8 p.m. All ages nd Avenue welcome. Call Joan at 2301 – 32nd 2301-32 Avenue Vernon, BC 250-542-9328 or Judy Vernon, BC at 250-545-5491. Dr.Dr. Sean Bicknell  Dr.Dr. Karl Denk  Dr. Isabelle Henri Sean Bicknell, Karl Denk & Associates G R A N d pA R E N T S Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry R A I S I N G GRANdCHILdREN Visit ourour NEW Visit NEWwebsite websitewww.pleasantvalleydental.ca www.pleasantvalleydental.ca Support group meets

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every other Monday at the Schubert Centre. Great information source. Extended family members welcome. For more info., phone 250-549-3328. yOuTH OppORTuNITIES uNLImITEd (yOu) Peer support group for youth and young adults with a variety of disabilities at Independent Living Vernon, #107, 3204- 27th Ave. (People Place), Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth ages 16 to 29 who would like to meet other individuals with disabilities who have similar interests and want to share or build your skills about community networking, independent choices, career paths, leadership skills, etc., and you would like to have fun and be supported in a safe comfortable environment. For further information contact Crystal Compton at 250-5459292 or e-mail to crystal@ilvernon.ca AA mEETINGS Monday to Sunday 7 a.m., 3204 Alexis Park Dr.; this is an open meeting and is handicap accessible. Monday to Friday, noon, open, VTC, 2810-48th Ave. (H) Women in Recovery Group (H), closed, 7 p.m., Albert Place, 3610-25th Ave., Vernon. (X). Men’s closed meeting 7:30 p.m. (please note change of time), Gateway Shelter, 2800-33rd St., Vernon. Open meeting at 8 p.m., Lutheran Church,

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1204-30 Ave, Vernon. Open meeting, 3204 Alexis Park Dr. Vernon (H), 5 p.m. daily. Cherryville meeting (X), open, 7 p.m., 7th-Day Adventist Church, Holmes Rd., just off Creighton Valley Rd. (H) Handic. Access (X) No access. Info., call 250-545-4933. bINGO IN ENdERby Mondays at 6 p.m., Enderby Seniors Complex on George Street at 6 p.m.; 19 games. COdA mEETS Mondays at noon at Vernon Alliance Church. fRATERNAL ORdER Of EAGLES Ladies Auxiliary meets second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m. All members urged to attend. HALINA pATTERN dANCERS Welcomes new couples to join and have fun pattern dancing. Practices held every second and fourth Monday at the Halina Seniors’ Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. Info., call Gordon at 250-549-1608.

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SILvER STAR ROTARy CLub mEETS Tuesdays 6:46 to 8 a.m. at Village Green Hotel across from Village Green Centre. A fun, friendly, social club supporting local community and international service, and we are looking for new members. Everyone welcome to come for free breakfast. WOOd CARvING CLub mEETS Tuesdays 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vernon Community Arts Center, Polson Park behind the science centre. Info., Liz Doucette at 250-260-6043, 250-3062684 or shelinek@hotmail.com OvERCOmERS’ mEETING If you’re totally happy with the direction your life is going, great! If not, perhaps you should consider Overcomers.’ Overcomers’ provides timely, measurable and attainable goals for dealing with personal issues of brokenness in a safe, caring environment. A 16-week program with daily journaling and weekly meeting Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. at People Place, 3402-27th Ave., suite 005. Note: change of location. Info., Wayne MacKay at 250-542-5878 or Bonnie Janzen at 250-306-6187. CHESS AT THE vERNON LIbRARy A small group of chess players play every Tuesday 6 to 9 p.m., upstairs at Vernon library. All players welcome, including those wishing to learn. Lumby HEALTH CENTRE CLINICS X-ray services Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (all doctors requisitions accepted). Lab services Tuesdays 8 to 9:45 a.m.; Thursdays 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Options For Sexual Health Clinic Wednesdays. Street Nurse every second Wednesday at Lumby Food Bank noon to 1 p.m. Health Info. Services, five days a week. Public Health Nurse five days a week at Lumby Health Centre. Water Quality Testing Kits available at Lumby Health Centre. THE Lumby ARTISTIC CONNECTIONS weekly watercolor painting class (sometimes we do acrylics). Cost $10 per session. Held every Tuesday noon to 4 p.m. at the Lumby Community Hall (2250 Shields Ave.). Everyone welcome. Call Olena at 250547-8866 for more information.

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THE ARmSTRONG LIONS CLub holds Bingo every Tuesday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo at 6:50 p.m. at the Oddfellows Hall in Armstrong. AbORIGINAL INfANT & EARLy CHILdHOOd dEvELOpmENT Free swimming Tuesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at the aquatic centre. For more info., 542-7578. SENIORS’ ACTIvITy CENTRE, ARmSTRONG We’re at 2520 Patterson Ave. Are you 50+ and looking for something to do? Visit us for fun and friendship. Tuesdays, table tennis 1:30 p.m. For information call Joy at 250-5468907 or Nancy at 250-546-8158. RESTORATION ANd HEALING fOR WOuNdEd SOuLS A Christ-centred approach to recovery from Life’s Controlling Problems. Everyone welcome, every Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Vernon Christian Fellowship (behind Canadian Tire). Call Wayne at 542-5878. COCAINE ANONymOuS mEETS Every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. If you think you have a problem with cocaine, please join us. TuESdAy’S TOGETHER 55 plus have a program on Tuesdays that gets them together twice a month; at 11:30 and car-pool to a designated restaurant for lunch. On the fourth Tuesday of the month the ladies meet at the Dogwood Lounge (1751 Glencaird St.) 1 - 3 p.m. for a social get-together. For more info., call Olena at 250-547-8866.

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THE fIfTH ANNuAL CHRISTmAS TOGETHER dINNER Dec. 25, doors open at 2:30 p.m. at St. James parish hall (St. James School). Crafts, entertainment and dinner at 4 p.m. It is for anyone who doesn’t want to be alone for Christmas or wants to feel the community spirit. Meals can be provided to those who are physically unable to attend and transportation to the event is available. Info., Ron at 250-5450383 or Kari at 250-306-0970. pRO LIfE THRIfT STORE Year-end 1/2 price sale. Everything in the store 1/2 price, from clothing and shoes, to dishes, books and more, Dec. 26 to 30. Our store is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31. We thank all our customers for their loyalty and support and wish everyone a merry Christmas and a healthy new year. We are at 3102-31st Ave. (near the bus depot). Regular store hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 250-545-0777. THE SATuRdAy SOup kITCHEN at All Saints’ Church will be closed Dec. 28. We will reopen Jan. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a special New Year’s lunch — all are welcome! COuNTdOWN TO 2014 Dec. 31, 2013 at Hullcar Hall, Armstrong, join us for our New Year’s Eve dance. Advance ticket sales on now, call Sherri at 250-546-1944 for more info. OkANAGAN SINGLES 40+ Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, dance to Mace at Checkers, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call Dot if attending: 250-542-4042.

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Bring on the bands and the bubbles Vernon Jazz Club welcomes back The Salmon Armenians to dance in 2014 AmAndA morAzAin Vernon Jazz Club

You’ll get reeled in as The Salmon Armenians hit the stage this New Year’s Eve at the Vernon Jazz Club. This explosive nine-person band will have the audience grooving to classic rhythm and blues songs such as Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett), as well as soul music from the ‘60s and ‘70s such as Soul Man (Sam and Dave) and Respect (Aretha Franklin). “Our music is a collection of our favourite dance material in the blues, soul, jazz, and funk catalogues of the Motown era and beyond,” said Lody Kieken who plays Hammond organ, keyboard, and sings with the band. Kieken formed The Salmon Armenians almost two decades ago. They have been entertaining crowds ever since while accumulating awards such as Best Blues Band from the Okanagan Music Awards. Debbie Reid, one of the vocalists in the crew, has sung in various bands including The Phantoms, Summer Wagers, and Eden Fire. Del Hunter, also on vocals, performs with her husband regularly in their duo Steppin’ Out. “(They are) fabulous musicians to share the stage with and the opportunity to harmonize with Debbie Reid when the occasion arises is an extra special treat,” said Hunter about her fellow Salmon Armenians. Doug Sonju plays both the alto and tenor saxophone and is no stranger to the Vernon Jazz Club. Audience members may recognize him from when he played with The Ugly Stepsisters and the Bob Rogers Quintet. Murray Holmes, bass and vocals, was active in the Vancouver music scene playing with Duster, The Dowz, and The Imposters. Recently, he has been playing with The Still Thirsty Band, and The Harvest Fellowship Worship Team. Rich Thorne will be playing trombone, trumpet, and percussion. Thorne, who is a retired teacher, has been a member of the Salmon Armenians since 1996. “R&B is alive and well and playing with this band and having the chance to write and

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The Salmon Armenians bring some big band rhythm and blues to the celebrate the new year at the Vernon Jazz Club dec. 31. opening for the band is vocalist Hannah Gomme (below, right) and her band. arrange for musicians like these people is a real treat that I don’t take for granted,” he said. Drummer Larry Keats is an original member of the group. As a child of the ‘60s he was inspired particularly by the beats of Ringo Starr. Keats has played in big bands, jazz combos, rock groups, and musical theatre productions. He is also a musical therapist in the Shuswap. Mike Scharf, tenor and baritone saxophone, grew up in Salmon Arm playing with jazz and fusions groups including Electric Lady Land and Pompous Frank. Jordan Dick, guitar, is the most recent member of the band. Dick hails from Hamilton, Ont. and has experience playing in a variety of styles. What are The Salmon Armenians looking forward to this New Year’s Eve? “New Year’s Eve at the jazz club will be a great way to kick off the year 2014,” said Kieken. “We are looking forward to continuing on with our goals of being the band of choice for all of our fans who enjoy getting out on the dance floor from the first song of

the night to the last chord of the evening.” Vocalist Hannah Gomme will be opening up the evening at 8 p.m. with Reid Gomme on bass and Keira Rambo on piano. Hannah is currently in her third year of vocal studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the award winning choir, The University Singers, and sung behind Juno award winning group The Tenors at their 2013 Christmas concert tour. Included in the price of the ticket is a glass of Bella Wine’s Sparkling Chardonnay Oliver East Side. This wine is said to be elegant, genuine, and captures the beauty of B.C. fruit in every bubble. Its accolades include best of varietal sparkling at the 19th Spring Okanagan Wine Festival and a silver at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. The Salmon Armenians take the stage at the Vernon Jazz Club (3000-31st St.) Tuesday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 at the Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at www.vernonjazz.ca. Tickets include appetizers throughout the evening, hat and party favours, as well as a glass of Bella Wine’s Sparkling Chardonnay Oliver East Side at the stroke of midnight.

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From the Filipino Community of Vernon and Area The organizers, Club Filipino of Okanagan-Shuswap and North Okanagan Filipino-Canadian Association would like to thank you for your support and your generous donations for the Typhoon Haiyan Fund Raising Campaign. Our fundraiser was extremely successful and exceeded our goal. We raised $34,082.80 and we are grateful for your contribution. Thank you to the individuals who contributed cash/cheques and in kind and to those who donated their valuable time. Thank you to the following businesses that helped us in our fundraising campaign. • Aloha Laundry • Bentall Kennedy – Village Green Mall • Best Western - Vernon Lodge • Black Diamond • Chasers Bottle Depot • City Furniture and Appliances Ltd Vernon, Kamloops, Merritt, West Kelowna, Revelstoke, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Terrace • Clarence Fulton Secondary School • Cobs Bread • Cooper's Foods • Earls Restaurant – Vernon • Global Education School District #22 • Heritage Square Retirement Community • Holiday Inn Hotel • InterFaith Society • Intermezzo Restaurant • Intrigue Winery – Oyama • Kal Tire and Robert Foord • Kalamalka Security & Investigation Ltd. • Kiss FM 107.5 - Vernon • Mabuhay Grocery • Morning Star • Mt Ida Fabrication - Salmon Arm

• Pacific Inn & Suites – Vernon • Paraglide Canada • Parker Cove Community • Planet Beach – Vernon • Precision Electric Motor • Pristine Carpet Cleaning • Real Canadian Superstore – Vernon • Ricky's Bar n Grill • Rosalinda's Filipino Kitchen • S.P. Seymour Ltd • Safeway – Downtown • St James Catholic Church • St James School • Sun FM 105.7 - Vernon • Sun Rise Inn – Osoyos • Sweet Caroline's Bakery • Temptasian Restaurant • Tim Horton's - 25th Avenue • VDISS Vernon & District Immigration Services Society • Village Green Mall • Voyager RV – Winfield • W.L. Seaton Secondary School • We Care Health Services • Yat Sen Restaurant - Vernon

Part of the proceeds went to the immediate family of the members of the Filipino Association who were directly affected by the calamities. The balance of $ 29,792.80 went to the Development and Peace who is directly working with Caritas Philippines.

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her. She’s a very sweet, old Irish lady. The only time she seems to get angry is when the people around her aren’t able to be as kind to others as she. I have no idea what the real Philomena is like, but Judi Dench plays a character that seems believable. HOWE: I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Yes it was a little sappy in places, but it is meant to pull at the heartstrings with some laughs thrown in for good measure. Dame Dench is fantastic at what she does, be it from playing in the ‘80s TV comedy series A Fine Romance to M in the Bond movies. As for Steve Coogan, the guy is just a comic genius. His delivery of his lines, his facial expressions and mannerisms

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are what have made him a huge household name back in Britain. By the way, just for your information, “Tunes” are cough sweets. They are meant to taste terrible. TAYLOR: Coogan may be a comic genius, but this is by no means a comedy. It has a couple laughs and Philomena is sweet, but I find the subplot more interesting than the search for her son, or even the results of that search. For me, this is a movie about zealotry. The nuns who screwed up Philomena’s life in the first place did so earnestly and now, unable to see the error of their ways without calling into question their own entire belief systems, (or at least their interpretation of them), they must stick to their guns, regardless of how cruel or evil they are. Then, the real heart of the matter becomes how Philomena deals with the nuns, which illustrates her character that much more. – Howe gives Philomena 4 Saint Christophers out of 5. – Taylor gives it 4 religious contracts out of 5. The film is currently showing at the Towne Theatre in downtown Vernon.


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Blue Rodeo returns to Okanagan Morning Star Staff

After playing to more than 70,000 fans across the country in celebration of their 25th anniversary early in 2013, Blue Rodeo is heading back out on the road for their In Our Nature Tour, which stops at Kelowna’s Prospera Place Monday, Jan. 6. The tour comes on the heels of the band’s latest album, In Our Nature, released in October. “Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot,” said Greg Keelor, who shares vocals and guitar duty with fellow Blue Rodeo front-man Jim Cuddy.   “Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. It’s a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully.” In the mid-’80s, Blue Rodeo played the Toronto club scene relentlessly, building a dedicated following that would show up to every show. Close to three decades of constant touring, Blue Rodeo fans continue to fill arenas all across the country. With the release of In Our Nature, the band is announcing what is estimated to be its 50th tour of Canada. With the addition of guitarist/singer Colin Cripps to the Blue Rodeo lineup, the band is now a seven piece, with Cuddy and Keelor, bassist Bazil Donovan, drummer Glenn Milchem, guitarist/pedal steel/mandolin player Bob Egan, and keyboardist Mike Boguski. Opening for Blue

Rodeo will be recording artists The Devin Cuddy Band, led by the band’s namesake, vocalist, pianist, and son of Jim Cuddy. Tickets for the Blue Rodeo show at Prospera Place are $48.50 to $65.50 plus charges, available at selectyourtickets.com,

(250) 762-5050. Those who purchase two tickets will receive a free copy of In Our Nature.

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HEALTH TIP brought to you by your Pharmasave Pharmacist TOM NOLAN

We celebrate many birthdays in December. One that gets overlooked is Louis Pasteur, born on December 27, 1822. He was a French bacteriologist who created a process for sterilizing milk to kill pathogens that could cause disease. He also developed a preventative inoculation against rabies. This early work on immunization has saved millions of lives throughout the generations. The human liver is a wonderful organ. It is the only organ that has acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, the enzyme that breaks down alcohol. It does this job well at the rate of one standard drink per hour. Just a reminder, a standard drink is 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine or 1.5 oz. of spirits. Had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. Have your children inoculated too. Remember, you can’t catch the flu from the flu shot. The more people who get the flu shot, the less the virus will be spread. Coconut water has gotten much publicity lately. It is made from the clear water inside the coconut, not the coconut flesh from which we get coconut milk. Coconut water does contain some potassium (about 200 mg per 100 mL), is low is sodium and calories and contains primarily water which keeps you hydrated. All the staff of our pharmacy send our best wishes to you all for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

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Business Briefs Bluebird set to soar

Vernon’s newest chiropractic clinic is up and running and accepting new clients. Bluebird Sport & Spine, operated by Dr. Laura McPherson and Dr. Steve Hofmann, has set up shop in downtown Vernon (3016 29th Street) and is offering a range of services. Bluebird specializes in active release techniques, Graston technique, pregnancy and pediatric care, sports injury management, exercise rehabilitation, kinesio taping, athletic movement assessment and custom orthotic therapy.

Lussi earns negotiation credentials

Heidi Lussi of Re/Max Vernon has been awarded the certified negotiation expert designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). The certificate is earned by real estate professionals who successfully complete formal negotiation training from the institute. The training is aimed at helping agents obtain better results in both the selling and buying of homes for their clients. Some of the fundamentals covered by the institute include communicating effectively to uncover more information, helping clients understand their options, working collaboratively with others, and resolving deadlocks.

Trinity Valley tree farm thriving

A 20-year success story continues to grow for Trinity Valley Christmas Trees. Owned by Jim Ilott, the farm provides sustainably farmed, locally grown trees throughout the Okanagan. In 1993, Ilott approached B.C. Hydro about a stretch of land he discovered in Trinity Valley with beautiful Douglas fir trees growing on it. The trees under the hydro line were thriving and Ilott felt it would be a waste not to make use of the natural crop. Hydro agreed to a land-sharing project that they already had in place with cattle producers to use hydro lines as summer range. Where Hydro once had to mulch the trees growing on the land, Trinity Valley Christmas Trees has turned it into a revenue stream. Ilott opened the first retail lot in Vernon, in 1995. A few years later, the company expanded to Kelowna. Today, there are four outlets at the Canadian Tires stores in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. “This type of farm provides the most sustainable choice for a real tree,” said Ilott, noting no herbicides or pesticides are applied to the crop. “The trees growing on the under-utilized land hold the soil in place and provide habitat for all kinds of wildlife.” The trees are cultured for several years, which provides local employment. When they are ready for harvest, they are replaced by natural seeding, beginning they cycle again. Ilott collaborates with other B.C. growers to provide specialty trees.

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Accent LED Lighting will be lighting up Okanagan skylines, including several Kelowna hotels, with its building perimeter lighting systems.

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Standing out from the crowd is a goal many businesses strive to achieve. Vernon’s Accent LED Lighting has taken that philosophy quite literally with its building perimeter lighting systems. Over the past few years, Accent LED Lighting has refined its products and mounting systems to create long-distance runs, which have made for some eye-catching lighting on building exteriors. “We are on the cusp of breakout growth with the lighting being installed on two prominent hotels in Kelowna,” said Brad Hansen, the company’s Okanagan sales manager. “Each will have about 300 feet of linear or strip lighting mounted on the entrance canopy, and each of the two feature towers on the roof. “West Kelowna will also be fade controlled to animate the towers and will utilize some of our brightest lighting for a highly visible impact.” Hansen will also be installing some green perimeter lighting on Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant in Vernon. Established in 2011, Accent LED Lighting began installing strip lighting for typical lighting applications, including under kitchen cabinets and counter tops. “We quickly saw potential in taking the linear lighting into the outdoor environment for perimeter outline lighting,

“...customers are seeking a complete lighting solution...” — Brad Hansen Christmas lighting using colour-changing diodes, and reflective smooth accent lighting to counter the spotty look of typical pot lights,” said Hansen. Significant challenges ensued as the company work to differentiate itself with high-quality, CSA-approved products. “With much research and help from the B.C. Safety Authority, we secured highquality products which have been custom designed by Accent LED, enabling us to provide the long runs and meet all code regulations,” said Hansen. “Care had to be taken to find just the right manufacturer as there are a lot of low quality products on the market. We took our time to research suppliers.” With the lighting issues addressed, Hansen’s next challenge was to develop a mounting system robust enough to handle the extreme Canadian climate. The result is a sleek, customizeable aluminum tracking system and braces that will last years with no maintenance. “We refused to use any plastic clips or braces as these simply don’t last,” said

Hansen, adding the systems are designed to be energy efficient. Hansen initially thought Accent LED Lighting’s creation of a market niche would translate into rapid success. He soon realized that introducing new technology to an emerging industry brings a lot of reservations and skepticism. Now that clients are seeing the potential of Accent LED’s systems, Hansen said they are starting to warm up to the concept. “Growth has been moderate while we became established and gained larger projects with major companies.” Now, backed by solid suppliers, and with proven techniques, the company has been engaged by the Best Western Hotel in West Kelowna and Comfort Suites in Kelowna, to light up the roof top towers and entrance canopy for a visible beacon. “The market is rapidly changing and we’ve recognized that customers are seeking a complete lighting solution beyond our offerings of linear lighting to all sorts of fixture LED lighting, including bulbs, panels, tubes, floods and high-bay lighting. “We can now review a prospective client’s site, perform a lighting audit and provide a payback analysis which takes into account the initial capital cost of LED fixtures, the clients actual electrical rates, lifespan and maintenance costs between their current lighting and our proposed lighting.”

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Nature’s Fare and the InspireHealth Integrated Cancer Care Centre collaborated in October to celebrate Live Inspired month. The month-long event raised awareness for integrative cancer care, as well as $12,800 for InspireHealth, a not-for-profit society serving patients and their families throughout B.C. Integrative cancer care goes beyond medical cancer treatments and addresses the physical and emotional aspects of surviving cancer. Patients of InspireHealth have access to a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, clinical counsellors and exercise therapists. In addition to the centre in Kelowna serving the Southern Interior, InspireHealth has centres in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. There is also a virtual centre serving rural and remote B.C. residents. “Partnering with InspireHealth is not only rewarding, but it also makes a lot of sense,” said Alexa Monahan, marketing director for Natures’ Fare Markets. “Like InspireHealth, our mandate at Nature’s Fare is to help our customers find the best version of their health, whether that be through buying organic, supporting local farmers, or tapping into the vast knowledge that our employees have to share.” For more information on InspireHealth, visit inspirehealth.ca

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Employees have committed to regular payroll deductions totaling $30,000 over the next 12 months. “I give because I feel that I am so blessed with my life,” said Stacey Gagno, a Valley First team member. “I know there are many people who are not so lucky. A few years ago, I was involved in a Christmas family donation for a single mom with 18-monthold twins. I asked her what she needed and she said a crib mattress. She only

had one mattress and the kids had been sharing. “I was in tears by the time I got off the phone. As a mom I’ve thankfully never had to worry about things like this.” Along with making a difference in someone else’s life, Gagno also saw an opportunity to show her son how important helping others can be. “I told my son that story and took him with me to shop for the items so that he might begin to understand how lucky he was and how many people don’t have the basics,” said Gagno. “I remem4144 Spallumcheen Way Tel: 250-546-3013 Spallumcheen, BC Fax: 250-546-8878 ber delivering the items Toll Free: 1-866-546-3013 V0E 1B6 we had bought and how incredibly taken aback Email: mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca and thankful this mother Website: www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca was with such a simple display of kindness. It 2014 Business Licences really hit home for me The Township of Spallumcheen Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw and my son, how truly No. 1614, 2005 requires all businesses operating or based within the lucky we are and what a boundaries of the Township of Spallumcheen to obtain a business difference we can make.” licence. Current businesses that have been operating with a license Seline Kutan, execurequire payment of their invoice and posting of their 2014 Business tive director of the First License by January 31st, 2014. West Foundation – the Applications for Business Licences are available at the Municipal charitable branch of Office or online at www.spallumcheentwp.bc.ca. The application fee Valley First that manis $100.00. Once the application has been received and the required ages the employee giving inspections have been conducted, a Business Licence will be issued for program – said the genan annual fee of $30.00. Businesses requiring fire inspections will be erosity from Valley First charged $100.00 annually. employees is impressive. A Township of Spallumcheen Business Licence is a pre-requisite for Said Kutan: “$30,000 an Inter-Community Business Licence (formerly referred to as an can go a long way. This Intermunicipal Business Licence), which has an annual fee of $150.00. isn’t a corporate donaThe Inter-Community Business Licence is valid in the service area tion; these funds come previously covered by the Mobile Business Licence and includes the directly off employee’s Okanagan-Similkameen and Central Regional Districts. paycheques each month Agricultural operations not involved in retail sales are exempt from and will make a huge difbusiness licensing. ference in our communiFor additional information contact the Municipal Office at 250-546-3013. ties. I know these donaCindy Graves tions will go a long way Deputy Corporate Officer to improving the lives of those less fortunate.”


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Activity Horoscope BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL

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During the holiday season and when harsh winter weather hits, the number of calls from across the province to BCAA’s roadside assistance call centre can increase by more than 25 per cent. “Driving during the holidays can be stressful with winter road conditions and people rushing to get to celebrations and family events,” said Ken Cousin, BCAA’s associate vice-president of Road Assist. “There’s a lot of pressure this time of year and lots going on. We urge British Columbians to be prepared when driv-

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ment information in the province, the revamped WorkBC website is a critical tool to help British Columbians succeed in this growing economy.” WorkBC.ca also provides employers across the province with information to help support and grow their business, as well as find employees through free job postings. WorkBC.ca is the single access point for all B.C. government employment and skills training information, programs and services.

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Come watch

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Prime Rib for $1600

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

250-549-2862

HOW tO

$

PLuS a Pair Of

2

DL# 30382

#105 - 5146 26th St, Vernon

(Between Wendy’s & Burger King)

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ing in winter conditions, and to make responsible driving choices to help ensure everyone stays safe.” To help British Columbians get around town and arrive home safely, BCAA offers its Top Five Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays: n Prepare your vehicle. n Keep your speed down. n Check road conditions n Avoid driver fatigue. n Make transportation arrangements ahead of time.

DETROIT RED WINGS

3101 - 48 Avenue in the Andre’s Plaza • 250-549-2730 th

During the holiday season and when harsh winter weather hits, the number of calls from across the province to BCAA’s roadside assistance call centre can increase by more than 25 per cent. “Driving during the holidays can be stressful with winter road conditions and people rushing to get to celebrations and family events,” said Ken Cousin, BCAA’s associate vice-president of Road Assist. “There’s a lot of pressure this time of year and lots going on. We urge British Columbians to be prepared when driv-

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WINNIPEG JETS

www.FindlaysVacuumandSew.com

MINNESOTA WILD

SAN JOSE SHARKS

499

With festivities in full swing and provincial roads busy with holiday traffic, the B.C. Automobile Association reminds motorists to prepare for winter driving conditions and practice safe driving habits. BCAA says taking some extra precautions at this time of year can help motorists avoid winter-related vehicle breakdowns and ensure they get themselves, and their passengers, to their destinations safely.

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$

Only

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BOSTON BRUIN’S

• 30' hose with wand • Floor brush, dusting brush, crevice tool, upholstery tool

ment information in the province, the revamped WorkBC website is a critical tool to help British Columbians succeed in this growing economy.” WorkBC.ca also provides employers across the province with information to help support and grow their business, as well as find employees through free job postings. WorkBC.ca is the single access point for all B.C. government employment and skills training information, programs and services.

2014 TOYOTA’S HAVE ARRIVED

140210

Canadaʻs #1 Selling Brand!

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LOS ANGELES KINGS

250-549-4745

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

McCulloch Court

COLORADO AVALANCHE

~ Over 30 years experience ~ Mon - Thur 8:00am - 5:00pm Suite #114 - 3400 Coldstream Ave., Vernon

EDMONTON OILERS

• New Dentures • Partials • Relines • Repairs

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

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Job seekers, parents, educators and employers in B.C. now have more tools and information to help them explore career options, find jobs, improve skills and connect with talented employees, thanks to the launch of the enhanced WorkBC.ca website. People looking for work can access a new labour market navigator tool that allows them to explore opportunities by region or industry, and a new online video series, called Career Trek, provides in-

PHOENIX COYOTES

Visit heartandstroke.ca/HELP or call 1-888-HSF-INFO

depth profiles on a variety of in-demand careers. In addition, the entire website has been completely redesigned to improve navigation and search functions, as well as accommodate mobile devices. “Government is committed to providing up-to-date labour market information and services to help British Columbians explore career options, find jobs and improve their skills,” said Shirley Bond, jobs minister. “As the primary source of employ-

Road safety urged over holidays

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us on:

JD TOURS PHOTO

A giant humpback whale breaches, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico.

Humpbacks for Christmas IRENE BUTLER Special To The Morning Star

MEXICO - What would be a perfect ending to our week of surf, sand and sun with 18 family members in Puerto Vallarta? Our Royal Decameron Resort’s Christmas Eve feast of seafood medleys, exquisite risottos, beef medallions, fine wine and decadent tiramisu leaves us feeling rotund as Santa. It’s time to pass out our bright red mini-stockings containing vouchers for a close encounter of an exceptional kind – a private charter to see mighty humpback whales in their briny home and to snorkel the reefs of Marieta Islands. Cheers drown out the Mariachi band. Stuffed into vans on the designated day, we are transported to the dock and board a boat with both motor and sail, and a canopied-centre for reprieves from Old Sol. Our expert guide Kimi has us in stitches with his humorous quips, while our focused captain steers out into the vastness of cobalt blue, and deckhands rig the sails. Before long, playful dolphins skim alongside, leaping in pairs or disappearing under our boat and bopping up on the opposite side. “There are bottle-necked and spotted dolphins. “See the difference,” Kimi quizzes. An hour out we see a halfdozen whale watching rigs in the distance, but our captain, who Kimi swears “has a sixth sense” veers to the right of

RICK BUTLER PHOTO

A guide prepares a group of snorkelers before they explore the water off of Mexico. this ring of boats. We wait and watch as Kimi fills us in on some humpback behaviour. “After their long annual migration starting near Alaska, the whales arrive in Banderas Bay in late fall to mate and give birth to calves.” A gigantic dark form suddenly passes under the sea’s surface about four-boatlengths away….then another! Further out a startling “whoosh” and all eyes are glued to a humpback rising and expelling air and water from its blowhole with firehose intensity. Its gleaming black eye the size of a dinner plate checks us out. The mighty body swells upward showing off its schoolbus size, then rounds down head first ending with a thunderous slap with its tail. “This one’s a male as his tail is jagged from fights with other males for female atten-

tion,” says Kimi. “Breaching is thought to be linked to mating rituals, while other biologists claim it’s simply for joy – hmmm, is that not the same thing?” he grins. Our mood is in the stratosphere as this 40-ton acrobat fades into the waves. It is on then to the Marieta Islands where sizable waves thrash the grey volcanic rock. Cormorants fill the rocky ledges. Magnificent frigates with two-metre wingspans surf the air waves; these aerial pirates are ready to swoop at great speed to snatch the prey out of the mouth of other species. “Over there, see the blue-footed boobies,” shouts Kimi, “They are only found in two places in the world – the Galapagos and these islands along the Pacific coastline.” The small motorboat being towed behind our vessel is

brought portside, bobbing haphazardly as we board in our snorkel gear. Kimi doles out instructions as our boat putters towards an island with a sizable arch, which we will snorkel through to a hidden beach. My breath catches as I slip into the sea, but within moments I’m oblivious to the cold in this world of dazzling coral and schools of neon fishes. Back on board we swap notes on our exhilarating experience. Nine-year-old Leif, who had splurged on a disposable underwater camera, is anxious to view his 24 shots. It’s interesting to hear his Papa explain the concept of film to our digital-age grandson. The deckhands march up the galley steps with trays heaping with tangy rice salad, ham and cheddar stacked crusty rolls, mango juice for the small fry and margaritas for us older folk. Cozied up with the mellow sun on our faces, I feel a wee bit envious of the humpbacks that have another few months here before migrating north, while we are all northbound tomorrow. Memories of our Mexican family Christmas are many, with the highlight vote going to the humpbacks, as being together to see these gentle giants in the grand aquarium of Banderas Bay was an unrivalled once-in-a-lifetime event. Irene Butler is with Travel Writers’ Tales.


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With Christmas just a few days away, Anaheim’s Disneyland is decorated for the season, particularly along Main Street (left) and the giant castle that dominates the attraction.

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Berta and Horst celebrate 60 Berta and Horst Lichti marked their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 29. Berta was born in Poland, Horst was born in Germany. “My widowed mother and four children came to Canada in 1950,” said Berta. “They were sponsored by two farm families at the coast. Later, mother and the whole family did field work. “Every nickel was counted, so they could pay back for their trip.” They were later able to buy their own little house. In 1952, the Lichti brothers came to Canada, where they were sponsored by a couple who ran a dairy farm. Horst’s brother worked in a sawmill, while Horst worked on a farm. “He thrived on the hard work on the farm,” said Berta. The two brothers met Berta and her sisters who were working with their mother at a farm on the coast, picking hops, where the brothers were part of the work crew. Romance blossomed, and Horst’s brother and

Berta’s sister married. A few months later, Horst returned to Alberta. A year later, love letters were sent back and forth and on Nov. 9, 1953, Horst and Berta met again at the coast, where they were married. Horst worked on a dairy farm and in 1956, with their young daughter, they moved to Vancouver Island. They later built their own little house, had three daughters and filled the house with laughter. Horst felt he and his family were blessed

until one day, the bulldozer he was driving slid down the mountain side at great speed until it was stopped by a tree. He was thrown from the machine but walked away, unharmed. Always wanting their own farm, Horst and Berta sold their house on the Island in order to be able to put a down payment on their first farm in Armstrong. A lack of irrigation hampered Horst’s farming plans, however, and the family sold the farm and moved to Rocky Mountain House for a few years, this time

Married Nov. 29, 1953, Berta and Horst Lichti are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. leaving debts behind. “Horst had a talent for improving each farm and we sold that farm and moved to a grain farm in the Peace River.” After mastering the challenges of northern farming, the couple decided to sell and moved to a smaller farm in Grindrod, where Horst had more time for riding and training horses. Horst and Berta now make their home in Armstrong and have shared 60 years togeth-

er, strong morals, a deep commitment to their family, respect for each other, and a very strong work ethic, all of which has led them on a wonderful journey together. “Life is full of challenges, but we have always met them together with God’s help. We do not know what God has in store for us from here, but we know who holds the future. Life eternal. Because of what the Lord God did, when Jesus Christ died on the cross and provided the way of salvation.”

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Alice and Helmut Hirschkorn immigrated to Calgary, Alta. in 1952. They met that same year, while riding the bus. They married a year later, Dec. 12, 1953, in Calgary. In 1964, they moved to Vernon, B.C., where they still live and are happily married.


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Regional Editor Black Press, Kootenay Region, is seeking a Regional Editor. This position will be responsible for a number of newsrooms and publications across different Kootenay communities. This position will also help manage a growing magazine division. We are looking for someone with extensive newsroom experience, both as a reporter and an editor, to lead a team of reporters. Based in the beautiful Kootenay region, this person will oversee a number of newsrooms and publications, and will also work with senior managers in the region to help set the vision for the continued growth and success of our print and online publications.

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Bridge by Phillip Alder LEARNING FROM THE ERRORS OF OTHERS Carl Gustav Jung said, “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.” How true that is. All bridge players make mistakes. But each hopes to learn something from those errors. Today’s deal occurred during a social game. First, look at the auction. With which calls do you disagree and what would you have done differently? There were two clear-cut errors (and a few calls that were debatable). The definite mistakes were, first, North’s passing over two clubs. She might have bid two no-trump, showing 18-20 points, because partner had promised some cards with

his one-spade bid. (He would have passed with nothing when East responded one diamond.) A second possibility was another takeout double, typically indicating three-card spade support and extra values. Also, South, over two diamonds, should have competed with two hearts. Of course, that might have got his side to four hearts, an unmakable game, instead of to four spades, the makable game. Against two spades, West led a low club. South ran that to his jack, took dummy’s top trumps, played three rounds of diamonds, ruffing the last in his hand, and cashed dummy’s two club winners, discarding a heart while East ruffed in. East shifted

to the heart 10, which South strangely covered with his king to lose three tricks in the suit and collect only one overtrick. Since West was marked with the heart ace, South should have ducked the heart. West would have won but would have been endplayed into conceding a second overtrick.

The successful candidate will also have a proven track record in the digital space, both from managing and growing content websites to expanding our social media branding. A keen understanding of all social media platforms is required. Great layout and creative design skills are also key to this position so a proven background in all types of layout is mandatory. This position will also require travel between different Kootenay communities so a reliable vehicle and clean driver’s license is required. This is a senior editorial position that offers a good compensation package, benefits and the opportunity to live in one of Canada’s most beautiful places. To apply for this position please send your resume, cover letter, examples of your work and your references to Chuck Bennett, Group Publisher, Kootenay Region at chuckbennett@blackpress.ca . Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Ruby Jeanette Foley 1917-2013

Ruby JeaneƩe Foley died peacefully on December 11, 2013 in Lumby, BriƟsh Columbia, ũust short of her 97th birthday. Ruby spent her life looŬing aŌer others. She has earned her rest. She was born in Brightview, Alberta, the second youngest of nine children of Olaf and Hilma Olson. Ruby was the last surviving child. She was predeceased by her siblings and her husband Percy Foley. Her family moved to B.C. in 1927 where Ruby aƩended school in Mission and Vancouver. She was perhaps most proud of her service in the RCAF during the last years of WW //. She served in both Canada and Great Britain. /n 1954, Ruby married Percy Foley in Surrey BC. She worŬed for Sears for many years before moving to Seymour Arm in 1969 where she and Percy became acƟve members of the community and developed lasƟng friendships. /n those days, they had to get their water from Shuswap LaŬe, and electricity was provided by their own diesel generator. She ran a small giŌ shop and occasionally rented out small cabins. The Foley͛s moved brieŇy to Vernon where Percy died of cancer in 19ϴϴ. At the age of 73, Ruby moved bacŬ to her home in her beloved Seymour Arm and reopened her giŌ shop. She donated all proĮts from the store to the school children in the community. She then lived for several years in Salmon Arm where she was an acƟve volunteer at Haney House. Finally, she moved bacŬ to Vernon where she lived at the Vernon Restholm for fourteen years. During her Ɵme there she was very acƟve in Tai Chi unƟl her health forced her to give it up. Her last weeŬ was spent at a care home in Lumby. Right to the end of her life, Ruby was acƟvely concerned with seniors͛ issues. She was an amanjing woman. Ruby is survived by her Vernon family: her niece Doreen Millar (Barry), Stacy Fuhr (MiŬe), and Karla Fuhr; her niece Leslie Ostafew (Shon);and by many nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. At Ruby͛s reƋuest, there will not be a service. /n lieu of Ňowers, the family asŬs that you maŬe a donaƟon to Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B. C. V1T 1S4. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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Ruth Beday

We regret to announce the death on December 15, 2013, at Gateby Care Facility in Vernon, of Ruth Beday, at the age of 94 years. Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ralph of 47 years, son Fred and grandson Brandon. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Judy (Garth), brother, Lister (Kaye), daughter-in-law Lana, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. t a later date, we will be celebraƟng Ruth͛s life with a tea gathering at Schubert Center. /n lieu of Ňowers, donaƟons can be made to the Vernon ,ospice ,ouse or the BC Cancer Society.  special thanŬs goes to the Gateby staī for the care and compassion they gave Ruth during her Įnal 4 years in their home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral ,ome, Phone͗ 250 542 4333. Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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William John Sivell November 10 1920 December 15 2013

William (Bill) Sivell 93, passed away peacefully at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on December 15, 2013. Bill was predeceased by his wife Denise, her son Jean, Bills son Robert and Bills grandson Lee. He will be sorrowly missed by his daughter Donna and son in law Michael whom he lived with for the last 13 years. He will also be missed by his son Brian and all his family, relatives and friends.

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George Unrau July 8, 1926-Dec. 6, 2013 The family of George Unrau, while heavy in heart, are happy that their loved one is at home with his heavenly Father. Predeceased by his son Mervin, George will be lovingly remembered by Olive, his wife of 62 years; his sons, Dennis Unrau (Diane) and Brian Unrau (Louise); his daughters, Dianne Mumm (Don) and Marilyn Unrau; his grandchildren͗ Jeremy, Jennifer, DusƟn, RheƩ, Rachel, and adopted grandson, Sunnee. Born in 1926 in Blaine LaŬe, SasŬ., George was a great hunter and loved the outdoors. He spent many years in the logging industry, later had a well drilling business, and then one of snow plowing and landscaping. Much of his life was dedicated to helping people and serving his God in tangible ways. Memorial is set for December 27th, 1:30 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church in Armstrong. /n lieu of Ňowers, donaƟons may be made to Hogar de Amor, cͬo Hope For The EaƟons, 222-1ϴϴ9 SpringĮeld Rd., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5V5. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be oīered at www.pleasantvalleyĬ.com

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September 11, 1940 December 23, 2011 We think about you always we talk about you still, you have never been forgotten And you never will We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk beside us through our lives until we meet again. We love you and miss you dearly Joyce and Family


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

Work Wanted

Rubbish Removal

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

We haul a lot more for less. Call anytime. 250-766-3835

Livestock

Livestock

PRO JUNK REMOVAL

- Regular & Screened Sizes -

RT 14 - 15 Cres & Valleyview Pl • 168 papers • Avail. now

REIMER’S FARM SERVICES

RT 92 - Argyle Ave & 39 St • 144 papers • Avail. now

250-260-0110

Contact Circulation • 250-550-7901

Help Wanted

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.

Furniture

Pets & Livestock

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

BARK MULCH FIR OR CEDAR

RT 126 - 25 Ave & 35 St • 53 papers • Avail. now

Help Wanted

Employment

SHAVINGS & SAWDUST 10 TO 150 YARD LOADS

RT 601 - Saddleview Ave & Mountain Ave • 110 papers • Avail. now

Help Wanted

Employment

Furniture

Furniture

FINAL CLEARANCE!!!

FURNITURE, SOFAS, DINING SETS, MATTRESSES, APPLIANCES, LAMPS, AND MUCH MORE! Starts Dec. 26TH at 10:00AM OLD CITY FURNITURE LOCATION 3415 - 31ST AVE. VERNON

Full Service Dog & Cat Grooming

250-275-1385

Cute Terrier Cross Pup, non shedding, $250.00 Ready to go 250-547-2433 HAVANESE puppies, vet checked & shots, delivery avail after Dec 23. 250-804-6848 WOLF Hybrid Cubs. Reserve now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels Kelowna (250)-765-4996 www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com

Merchandise for Sale

Firearms BOXING Day Sale! Dec 26, 8am-4pm with great specials on in-stock firearms, Benelli Super Nova Tac $795, Rem 870 Tac Magpul $775, 1400 RDS 7.62x39, $299. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat. 10-6 facebook.com/ WeberMarkin OPEN Pre-Christmas Mondays! Better deals on new & used rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammo, accessories, repairs with friendly service from knowledgeable owners all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Firewood/Fuel 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 PINE Firewood. Drycut, split & stacked, 16” lgth. Shortbx $75/ Longbox $90. (250)545-6461

Furniture KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR W/ COMFORT! BRAND NEW QUEEN MATTRESS $160. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Garden Equipment Ariens 8HP 32” Dual-Stage Snowblower. $400. (250)3070009 Sears 4HP Trac-Drive Snowblower. Like new, $400. (250)307-0009

Heavy Duty Machinery ForkLifts for Sale. Various brands and sizes.18 to choose from. Call (250)-861-9171, 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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BUY-SELL-CONSIGN

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

VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

1bdrm+den, sep ent, Jan 1. gas f/p, 6appl,ns/np, DD, Refs $950/incl.util 250-542-2228

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

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VERNON MANAGEMENT LTD. 2805 – 35TH Street, Vernon

• East Hill rancher with walk-out basement, 3-4 bdrm, 2+ bath, walking distance to town • East Hill 2-3 bdrm home, 2+ bath • Full Duplex Contact Aaron Luprypa

LAKEVIEW PLACE 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F&S, DW, on-site laundry, quiet & private, great views. Sorry, NS, NP. $750/mo. Available immediately.

CHRISTMAS TREES, $25. You cut. 5km to Vernon, Delivery $5. in town. 250-542-8670.

250-550-7900

Free Scrap Metal & Vehicle Removal. Nothing too big or too small! We buy batteries, $4. Call (250)309-6107

Sporting Goods

Sutton Group Lakefront Realty

BOXING Day Sale! Dec 26, 8am-4pm with great specials on in-stock firearms, Benelli Super Nova Tac $795, Rem 870 Tac Magpul $775, 1400 RDS 7.62x39, $299. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat. 10-6 facebook.com/ WeberMarkin

Lots

IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details. JUST in time for Christmas AT SIMON’S COINS-Royal Canadian Mint, proof silver dollars, 1971-1978 $18.00 EA. Limited quantity; Coins, Gold, Silver, Bayonets, Swords, plus much more #1 2906-32 St. 250-3081522 NordicTrack Classic Pro ski machine, sturdy, strong, great cond. $150. (250)542-2859 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 COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from RC Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250864-3521 I make house calls! Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Wanted exercise bike, very good condition for free or dirt cheap 250-540-3826

Apt/Condo for Rent

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 For Sale By Owner Owners Moving want to sell home in Bella Vista, 3bdrm +den, on large lot, $400,000. negotiable. 250-351-4181

Houses For Sale

DISTRESS SALES

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Apt/Condo for Rent

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

250-308-4001 By Owner 1 acre Okanagan Lake View Lot off Tronson Rd, serviced, secure w/private lake access. Offers. 250-275-1626

Mobile Homes & Parks 3 bdrm, mortgagable, new siding, paint & carpets, hardwood floors, appliances. Just reduced, age 55+ $25,900. #16-1600-43 Ave. Look at all offers. 250-558-1511.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

VALLEYVIEW APARTMENTS

Brookside Garden Rentals Family Oriented Complex Units have been freshly painted, new flooring and carpets.

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WESTMOUNT APARTMENTS 3611 27th Ave.

2 Bedroom From $84500 +40 Adult, Secure Building, No Pets, No Smoking, Covered Parking, Elevator. MOVE IN INCENTIVES AVAILABLE. For more information, please call

1604 31st Street

250-503-7315 250-306-5770

1 Bedroom from $625 2 Bedroom from $725 Move in Incentives for Seniors

GREEN VALLEY ESTATES

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

45+ Building

• NS/NP • Heat and Water Incl. • Fresh Paint, Very Clean • Parking • Coin Laundry • Balcony • Elevator

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2 Bedroom

‌ available in quiet Senior-oriented building. Large deck, air conditioning, laundry facilities on each floor. Heat included. Close to bus stop, Schubert Centre and downtown. N/P, N/S. To view, call

250-545-0962 or 250-503-7977

Townhouses

VERNON GOLF 2 bdrm, 1 bath, F&S, DW, laundry HU. Sorry, NS, NP. $700/mo. Available Jan. 1 Great location

Armstrong

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

250-503-1257

1bdrm apart’s close to rec centre. N/P, N/S. $600-$700 + utils. (250)307-4948

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

250-542-1701 1 Bdrm. Armstrong, clean, bright and newly decorated upper unit. Walk to downtown, $625/month, coin laundry.Call Alex 250-545-3813. 2bdrm, 2bath condo, quiet, clean, 55+building no pets, downtown area $850.+util (250)752-5187. 2-LARGE 2bdrm apt’s. $750 & $800/mo.+hydro, prefer NO PETS (will consider small pet) Avail Now. 250-869-9788. Bachelor & 1Bdrm - Downtown near Schubert Centre, bright and clean, F/S, Heat & Hot Water incl. No pets, $500$600/mo Call 250-308-8500 HILLSIDE TERRACE. 39th Ave, ADULT, clean & well maintained; 1 & 2 bdrm, N/S, N/P 250-545-5773 Rickford Manor 1 & 2 bdrm suites available to mature renters. No dogs/ No smoking building close to downtown $680.00 and up. Ask about the move in incentives. 250-549- 5254 Willow Manor, 1 & 2 bdrm reno’d suites. 50+ Walk to shops $625 & up. 250-549-9177

Commercial/ Industrial

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

TWO MONTHS FREE RENT. Call to view

250-862-7785 Great location for lease. Retail office, 1350sf, 3414 Coldstream Ave, 21 car parking, next to Teeter Totter Toy, Aval Feb 1, Call Rick250-770-0903

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2 bdrm, large, near Fulton school, renovated, w/d hookup, neutered cat ok, no dogs, on bus route. $950 util incl. 250-542-4310 250-308-9738.

Mobile Homes & Pads In Twin Firs, near Vernon, 10 minutes, Double Wide, 2 bdrm, gas heat, f/s, w/d $950. 250-503-7044 Tom

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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. COLDSTREAM 3 bdrm, 2½ bath, family home in Kinloch subdivision. Open lofted floor plan, close to lake access, main floor family room plus bonus office room. F&S, DW, W&D. Great view of lake. Small pet OK. Sorry, NS. $1550/mo. Available immediately. ALEXIS PARK 2 bdrm ½ duplex, full bsmt with 1 bdrm down. Great location close to school & town. F&S, laundry hookup. Garden area. Sorry, NS, NP. $850/mo. Available immediately.

250-542-5580

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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. $700 $750 vernonhomes.ca/forrent 3bdrm house, $1200./mo, Centrally located 250-5491227 3 bdrm, main floor, Falkland. $800 + util, room for a horse, Avail Jan.1.250-938-1005. 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 Desert Cove, 2bdrm home gated community, 40+, $1200 + utilities, call 250-549-8046 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.

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

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

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

2bdrm Coldstream, n/s, n/p, ref’s req’d $950+util. no appliances, Jan 1. 778-255-3114 3bdrm, 1325 sq ft, 5-appl, central location, n/s, n/p, $1200.incl util. 250-558-3664

Townhouses For Rent in Vernon

3 storey 3 bedroom townhouse @ 4100 25th Ave, Vernon. Rent per month is $850.00 plus utilities (hydro & gas). Unit has single car garage, washer, dryer, fridge, stove & dishwasher. No pets. For more information please call 250-5463005 and ask to speak to Sherri or email kindale@kindale.net

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

Peter Hill 250.558.8362 2bdrm 2bath, single car garage, extra storage, w/d, d/w, f/s $1050/mo 250-542-9106 or 250-308-9108

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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. Lumby 3 bdrm, 1 bath, lrg rec room, $900. incl basic util, n/s, no dogs (250)547-8901

Suites, Lower 2bdrm, 1bath, Reno’d Kitchen on Kal Lake Rd, close to beach, schools, small dogs ok, n/s, no/parties $900. util incl., 250-275-3188 2bdrm, Bright East Hill, digital cable, w/d, dw, ns/np $1000. utils/incl Av.now 250-558-8835 Large one bdrm plus den, 5 appliances, n/s, n/p, aval immediately reference required, $850/mo incl util & cable. 250309-6075

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4 Goodyear Nordic Ice Trak P205/70/R15, used 1 season $200.obo (250)549-9459 FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 New Arctic Claw Snow Tires on Suburu Rims 175/70 R14 $300.; 1992 Legacy, new brakes & muffler needs transmission 200K. $500. incl Tires (250)253-3556 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685. WRECKING GM FWD CARS, motors from $250; trannies from $200; doors from $50. All parts on shelf. Since 1994. Armstrong. 250-546-9055.

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BLAKELY & COMPANY LAW CORPORATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

RE: THE ESTATE OF ELLEN BOUMA, FORMERLY OF PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR, 3800 PATTEN DRIVE, ARMSTRONG, BRITISH COLUMBIA.

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ELLEN BOUMA are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Jannie Lane Skrlac and Barbara Ellen Patton, c/o their solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, B.C., V0E 1B0, on or before January 17, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

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. Dale Scot Bolokoski Executor Davidson Lawyers LLP Solicitors

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INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed tenders clearly marked “COR-13-94 General Contracting Services for House Demolition & Grading� will be received at the City of Vernon Operations Yard Office, 1900 - 48th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 8Y7 up to 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, January 23, 2014. Further information, tender forms, specifications and addendum(s) may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca or the office of the Manager, Procurement Services at the Operations Yard Office between the hours of 8:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Bonafide Contractors are invited and encouraged to attend a non-mandatory pre-bid site meeting held on January 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm at 2605 Lakeshore Road, Vernon, BC. The City of Vernon reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders, to accept the Tender in total or in part, to waive defects in any bid or Tender Documents and to accept any Tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City of Vernon. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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B24 Sunday, December 22, 2013 - The Morning Star

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The tires and wheels on the “Sick Civic” are a Konig “SE10” lightweight aluminium wheel. They have been custom painted to colour match the car. The tires are an aggressive 215/40R17 GT Radial Champiro 328 Ultra High Performance tire. At Peters Tirecraft we excel at making your vehicle unique. From custom tires and wheels, lift and lowering kits, and accessories we do it all. We have a wide range of products available to us to accommodate almost every vehicle make and model. With being in business for 45 years we understand customer service and quality work. We also offer complete automotive service and repair on all makes and models of passenger vehicles. Our mechanical work is warranty approved and conducted by a staff of four journeyman mechanics with a combined automotive experience of 85 years. Fixing everything from light bulbs to engines we do it all in the mechanics department. We sell almost every brand name tire for your car or truck as well as lawn and garden tires and agricultural tires. If you want to make your vehicle stand out or just a simple fix we would love opportunity to show you what makes us different.

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Vernon Morning Star, December 22, 2013