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Jackson humbled by special honour RICHARD ROLKE Morning Star Staff

Brian Jackson couldn’t understand why he was being handed flowers and balloons during a Vernon Community Singers rehearsal Wednesday. “I thought (wife) Lorrie put them up to it for my birthday,” said the 84-year-old. But instead, Junior Chamber International and the City of Vernon were announcing that Jackson is the 2013 Good Citizen of the Year. “What a surprise. I’m breathless. I’m run out of tears,” he said. The retired minister has lived in Vernon since 1984, and has been involved with the Scouts for 64 years. Locally, he has been a Scouts secretary, chairperson, commissioner and event organizer. “Brian is the corner stone for the 6th Vernon unit. His steadfastness and dedication to the youth and leaders in the scouting movement has been demonstrated over and over,” said Margaret McGillivray, with the unit. He is also active at Hospice House, where he is best known for presiding over Tuesday waffle breakfasts. “He’s a bright light in the place,” said

Nick Hodge, a friend and volunteer at Hospice, which provides end-of-life care. Jackson also started a group called Chapter Two for men who had recently lost their wives. Through making lunch at Hospice House, the men could begin speaking about their grief. He has provided support to more than 1,300 families during funeral services. “Letter after letter explained the wonderful way in which he handled the most difficult of situations,” said Dan Proulx, JCI president, of the nominations Jackson received. Jackson also plays a a role with Santas Anonymous and the Vernon Choir. Leading the charge to have Jackson recognized were Cam and Nancy Clayton. “He’s so helpful to everyone and especially behind the scenes,” said Cam. “He has done much more than any one person knows.” However, Jackson insists he is the lucky one and volunteering gives him purpose. “I had too many friends who died when they came up for retirement and I thought, ‘That’s not for me.’ I just kept RICHARD ROLKE/MORNING STAR going,” he said. Brian Jackson expresses surprise as he is handed a bouquet of flowers and balloons and named Vernon’s “There’s a receiving in the giving. Good Citizen of the Year during a ceremony Wednesday. There’s a lot of nurturing.”

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Demands for Coldstream council’s activities to be scrutinized have hit a dead-end. The Greater Vernon Governance Society wants the provincial government to review actions taken by Coldstream council prior to it deciding not to support a study into possibly merging local jurisdictions. “Coldstream council has done nothing Eric Foster wrong and was within its rights to do what it did,” said MLA Eric Foster, who has consulted with the Ministry of Community Development.

The society accuses Coldstream council of not following proper process. “Their actions of meeting as a quorum with the Coldstream Ratepayers Association, and encouraging the 60 ratepayers in attendance at that meeting to come out and support their position to not agree to any study, clearly shows they had predetermined their decision because of their personal biases toward not changing the governance structure in the area,” states a society release. “We believe, in common with other municipal jurisdictions, councillors should not offer personal opinions in public forums, and when a quorum of elected officials is present and speaking on a topic, formal minutes should be taken and entered into the public record.” However, Foster anticipates there won’t be a ministry review as Coldstream politi-

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cians were attending a community meeting and not a session of council. Foster added that when he was mayor of Lumby, he attended meetings held by local groups. “Council members are citizens of the community and entitled to their opinions.” Bruce Shepherd, society president, defends asking the ministry to get involved. “Their actions are unprecedented in terms of how it was handled,” he said of council’s attendance at the ratepayers meeting. “We want the minister to say if it was appropriate or not.” Jim Garlick, Coldstream mayor, says he is frustrated with the society’s approach. “They’re saying we don’t have the right to attend a meeting and express our opinion. On Thursday, I was at the chamber and

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expressed my views and the chamber supports a governance study,” he said. Garlick points out that an official quorum of council does not apply to gatherings held by third-party organizations. “It wasn’t our meeting,” he said of the ratepayers. Vernon has called for a provincial study of governance options but the ministry has stated that will only happen if another jurisdiction agrees to the process. “Our council has already dealt with the issue. We are not pursuing it,” said Garlick. Rob Sawatzky, Vernon mayor, is not surprised by the position taken by the government and he isn’t sure if the city will still ask Vernon voters if they support a study. “It costs nothing to put a question on the ballot and it’s a way to gauge the views of the public,” he said.

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Wendy’s Dreamlift Day raises $108,610 gross profits and salaries from the staff, management and ownership of the nine Wendy’s restaurants in the region. “It’s a lot of fun working with the volunteers and giving to the children,” said Dorothy Schley, a guest courtesy leader at the Vernon restaurant. Mary Dobslaff, a Wendy’s employee, was extremely motivated for Dreamlift Day after chaperoning some children to Disneyland in December. “It’s completely different now because I have seen the finished product (trip) and I want to work harder,” she said. While at Disneyland, the children were escorted by Orange County sheriffs, including Lt. Jeff Hallock, who was at the Vernon Wendy’s Wednesday. “Everyone is talking about the event and it’s really exciting,” said Hallock of the community spirit. There is always a long list of sheriffs wanting to escort children while they are at the Magic Kingdom. “We all got into law enforcement because we want to help people and this is an opportunity to show people that it’s not all about sending people to jail. It’s about doing the right thing,” said Hallock. In the last 20 years, Wendy’s Dreamlift Day has raised more than $1.3 million.

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It was a day of pure magic. Residents throughout the Okanagan took part in Wendy’s Dreamlift Day Wednesday and helped raise $108,610 for the Sunshine Foundation. “The support has been overwhelming,” said Chiang Lee, vice-president of operations for the Wendy’s franchise in the Okanagan region. The funds will help send children with physical disabilities or life-challenging illnesses to Disneyland. “The event brings the community together for one cause. It’s priceless,” said Akbal Mund, a former Wendy’s partner, who volunteered at the Vernon restaurant. “Life is precious and everyone wants to see kids have fun.” Dignitaries were on scene taking orders, cooking burgers and directing traffic. Rob Sawatzky, Vernon mayor, was left to clean tables in the dining room. “It’s nothing new for this cowboy,” he said. “I was the oldest of seven kids before there were modern conveniences.” Lawrie Skolrood, deputy fire chief, poured drinks. “So far so good, I haven’t poisoned anyone,” he said. The funds raised include the

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Fire forced an Oyama couple out of their home Wednesday. Lake Country firefighters were called to a residence on Rawsthorne Road at 10:43 p.m. “The fire had extended from the garage into the attic,” said Steve Windsor, Lake Country fire chief. Two people were sleep-

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Traffic changes during service “There’s been a lot of details organized and Patrick and the community deserve Motorists are being advised of spe- it,” said Mayor Rob Sawatzky. cial measures being taken as In order to accommodate addiVernonites gather Monday to tional public parking, the rightpay tribute to Patrick Nicol. hand driving lanes on Alexis Park A memorial service for Drive, between 30th and 39th aveNicol, a city councillor and nues, will be closed to traffic on regional district chairperson Monday between 1 and 4:30 p.m. who died Jan. 15 from cancer, The city is requesting the pubwill be held at Trinity United lic’s co-operation in reducing conChurch at 2 p.m. gestion and increasing safety by Patrick Nicol As a large turnout is expectavoiding the Alexis Park Drive ed, significant planning has area during this time period. gone into traffic flow and parking. Bylaw compliance officers and comRICHARD ROLKE

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munity policing volunteers and staff will be on hand to direct traffic on Alexis Park Drive. There is limited parking at Trinity United Church, so street parking will be accommodated and drop-off areas will be provided at the church. Anyone wanting to attend the service is being advised that there’s limited seating at the church. As a result, the city is establishing a live video feed of the service at Kal Tire Place and the Schubert Centre. “Everyone can be accommodated so they can honour Patrick,” said Sawatzky.

Council gives nod to tax increase — Patricia Higgins

Coldstream’s newly hired financial administrator applauds council’s work to put funds aside for future needs. “As I’ve seen in other communities, it’s very difficult to put money into reserves and I see the efforts this council has made,” said Patricia Higgins. As part of the budget’s 2014 pavement management, the fol-

lowing roads are getting some attention: Cypress Drive, Petworth Road, Husband Road, Springfield Road and Aberdeen Road. Staff will also be investigating the feasibility of including College Way (from Kickwillie Loop to Highway 97) and Kidston Road (near Creekside Park). Any further available

funds will be allocated to: Cosens Bay Road, Palfrey Drive West, Wyatt Court, Cunliffe Road and Buchanan Road. The coming year will also see a new parks landscape maintenance company, with the restructuring of parks. The district has awarded the a threeyear contract to Royal Landscape Maintenance

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A Vernon politician is questioning the need to designate more land for retail activities. The regional employment lands inventory has been presented to city council but Coun. Brian Quiring says there is too much emphasis on retail instead of industrial. “I don’t see this as accurate at all,” said Quiring, who believes residents will increasingly turn to the Internet to purchase goods and there will be less demand for retail stores. The employment lands inventory tracks vacant employment property. “After an evaluation of the current North Okanagan vacant employment land base, it is apparent that the land supply is very limited,” said Kevin Poole, economic development manager. “The region has a total vacant employment land supply of about 1,011 acres. Only a few of the serviced lands were larger than five acres. The majority of the lands are smaller than two acres which reduces the attractiveness of the lots for larger industrial/commercial operations.”

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(Kelowna) for their lowest bid of $573,999. A contract for parks washroom cleaning is still being discussed, as one councillor would like a local submission considered. The Lavington C o m m u n i t y Association bid to look after the facilities in Lavington Park, but that did not comply with the requirements of the request for proposals.

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he sunny Okanagan has not been living up to its name for quite some time and frankly, it’s getting on my nerves. From a young age, winter was something I looked forward to for one reason: hitting the slopes. No matter how dreary and grey it is in town, heading up above the clouds to Silver Star always makes me happy. Even if it’s cloudy up there, there’s magic to the scent of the pine trees and the scent of the mountain air. The snow even seems to have a scent, although I suspect that’s not possible. But this year, I’m right Katherine Mortimer there with everyone else whining about winter, thanks to a knee injury I incurred on the very first day of skiing, halfway down the first run. Much pain, swelling and inability to walk without a limp followed. I figured it would get better and wasn’t too worried as I had Christmas to get through, so January I’d be back up on the hill. No such luck: official diagnosis is a torn ACL. Apparently we need a functioning anterior cruciate ligament to help connect the femur to the tibia. When I told my husband that I’m sick of winter and I can’t take another day without sun he pointed out that it’s always like this in January. Is it? I don’t remember. Every January we’re up at Silver Star, interrupted last year by a tropical vacation, so I don’t really remember. A recent long weekend in Vancouver didn’t help. Yes, it rains a lot there, but when it’s not, there’s nowhere I’d rather be (in the northern

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hemisphere anyway): sunny, not a cloud in the sky, no icy sidewalks to pick through and no toques or gloves required. It was blissful. I now understand that Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing. I used to wonder how people got through winter without taking part in some kind of winter sport. I still wonder. So while the movements involved in downhill skiing aren’t recommended at the moment, I’m planning on making the most of winter and so will be skating, tubing and snowshoeing. Anything to get above the clouds. Or I’ll sit with a book and a latte and pretend I’m still a skier. Meanwhile, it turns out that when you’re not skiing, there is a lot to do. With last week off work, I managed to get to some early spring cleaning: purging the house of things we no longer need and donating them to a good cause; organizing photographs from last year’s aforementioned holiday; all of the things that most of us can’t get to, between working full-time, looking after children and running a household. And when you’re not rushing up to the hill every weekend, there is a lot going on down here. I’ve actually been to a few movies, gone to the fabulous children’s show, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre; been skating at Kal Tire Place; the dog is getting a lot more weekend walks; and I’m not completely fried from fresh mountain air at 4 in the afternoon. Still, I’m determined to be a star physical therapy patient so I can resume normal activities before the end of the season, as I look forward to once again feeling that wonderful exhaustion that only a day playing in the mountains provides.

The Greater Vernon Governance Society’s push for a study of amalgamation is becoming indicative of the old saying: you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. Obviously there was some interest in amalgamating Vernon, Coldstream and Areas B and C or the society would have never been formed. While Vernon is in favour of looking at the option via a study, the other jurisdictions have made their opposition clear. And the province has stated it will not fund a study unless at least two areas show interest. But now, the governance society has urged the province to review actions taken by Coldstream council. It’s concern stems from a Coldstream Ratepayers Association meeting preceding council’s formal decision to oppose a study. The society accuses council of not following proper process and meeting as a quorum with the CRA (all but three of the seven politicians were in attendance). But as politicians, isn’t it their job to listen to the concerns of their community? The society also claims that council encouraged CRA members to support their position. But the CRA had already made its position clear prior to the meeting. And it was this group which asked the politicians to speak at its meeting to inform taxpayers about the merits and pitfalls of a study. Not surprisingly the province has cleared Coldstream of any wrongdoing. It’s expected the amalgamation debate will surface again during November’s elections and that’s fair as candidates seek voter support and a variety of subjects will be discussed. But until then, there are a lot of major issues that require political focus such as the growing infrastructure deficit.


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tourist booth I wish to add my voice to those who have expressed concern about relocation of the tourist booths. To those of you who are part of the decision-making process, might I suggest that each of you get behind the wheel of a large RV or motorhome (for more of a challenge, tow a small car behind it) and drive into the city from both north and south, making the necessary turns to the "new and improved" location you have chosen. Be sure to park the vehicle, get out and walk to where the information centre would be. Take note of your surroundings, listen to the traffic noise and smell the exhaust fumes from a block away. How long would you sit at a picnic table to consider what venues you might visit or where you would like to shop. Is there a run for your dog? A grassy area for your children to play on? While considering the surroundings, you might deliberate on the number of motorists you ticked off while making your turn off the already ultra-busy highway. We drive into town from the south on a regular basis and always admire the old Watson House and from spring to fall, we see travellers enjoying the picnic tables, green grass and the beautiful scenery from that vantage point. It's true the highway is right there, but

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are a Coldstream council member and you truly believe that you should represent the majority of your constituents, don't you think you should allow this study to move forward? Or are the wishes of 800-plus Coldstream residents to be ignored just because they were silent or didn't attend this meeting? If democracy truly means one person, one vote, then at least have the decency to put this to a referendum (as you did previously regarding the construction of a new maintenance building) and allow your constituents the opportunity to voice their opinion at the next local election where they can mark their ballot (in private of course) and not be swayed by a vocal minority who are opposed to this amalgamation study. Unless of course, representing your constituents really means looking after yourself first? ed Lee

the traffic is not as congested as in the city and the air smells sweet and fresh in that area. Coming in from the north, there is Swan Lake and the marshlands give off a fresh, clean scent. If the facility at the north end is not convenient, find a spot close by and move another heritage building/house to it or erect a new building. Or simply fix the one that's already there. We have had visitors tell us how convenient our locations for tourist information are. They have them marked on their maps and entered in their global positioning systems. Let's start the new year by reversing the decision to move them, and save some money by doing so. Show us all that common-sense still exists in the world, at least in the City of Vernon. Lorraine uzick thank you This letter is a big thank you to VantageOne Credit Union’s Great Gobble Giveaway from the Vernon Senior Citizens Recreational Society (the Halina Seniors Centre). VantageOne Credit Union played a big part in assisting us in putting on our 40th annual Christmas luncheon and dance by providing us with 15 turkeys for the event. The event started at 11 a.m. and was fin-

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ished at 4:30 p.m. We had just over 250 seniors from the City of Vernon and its outlying area attending. They all enjoyed the wonderful turkey luncheon with all the trimmings (catered by Donna Lapp and her wonderful volunteers), and the incredible entertainment provided by Bert Jensen (fiddle player and singer), Linda Duthie (piano player), the Halina Pattern Dancers accompanied by the Melody Pals and the versatile Backyard Band. The celebration was attended by MP Colin Mayes, his assistant Tammy Martin, Coun. Patrick Nicol, Jim Couglin, facility manager, Doug Ross, director of recreation services, and Ervin Albert, officiating for the Halina Seniors Centre and accompanied by Anne Moore. We are looking forward to doing this again Dec. 17 with help from the community and volunteers. rosemary o'neal, manager halina seniors Centre wiLdLife I'm reading about the ducks in Polson Park. This is very true about feeding them, but unfortunately it's too late. Them and generations before them have been domesticated. To change anything now would result in their death. Like us, they adapt to new environments.

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the effects of declining enrolment). “We need to meet our collective agreement with CUPE, so we can’t suddenly say let’s cut everyone’s salary by 10 per cent,” said Rogers. “But we want to keep the pain away from the classrooms.” Ministr y of Education funding amounts to $6,900 per student, but declining enrolment every year has meant less funding to the district every year. This year, 713 Grade 12 students will leave the district, compared to just 591 starting kindergarten. Assistant secretarytreasurer Bernie Weiss explained the budget process and answered questions in an effort to give those in attendance as much information as possible. “This fall we got a holdback allocation,” he said. “The ministry has a number that they dole out initially and if enrol-

ment numbers are lower than expected, they will take it and divvy it up, so we received $60 per kid, which took us out of funding protection.” Enrolment counts are undertaken for summer, September, February and May. Before the start of every school year, the ministry holds back a portion of the overall funding in case student enrolment is higher than forecast. These holdback funds are then released to school districts as enrolment is counted during the year. Holdback funding is based on actual September enrolment numbers. For the current school year, full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolment sits at 7,665 students. It is projected to be 7,721 for the 2014/15 school year. “We can make several assumptions at this point and that is that government funding for special program enrolment will stay the same

and average teacher salaries will remain the same,” said Weiss. “We have never banked on holdback as we never really know if this funding will come through every year so there is some dependence on residual funds left after allocations at the Ministry of Education.” Following Weiss’ presentation, roundtable discussions took place, with many agreeing that there should be no cuts to student support services, to ensure students with special needs are getting the help they require. Other ideas included cutting bus service or making it a user-pay system, taking a look at water usage on school grounds and ensuring arts programs are not cut. On Tuesday, trustees and staff met with other district partner groups to hear their ideas. All of the information will be collated and posted to the district website, with a presentation to be made at the board Feb. 26. “And if anyone has any input, feel free to e-mail me,” said Lewis Hill, secretary-treasurer, who can be reached at lhill@sd22.bc.ca

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issue at a future committee of the whole meeting. But in the meantime, one local group of farmers is already dedicated to the effort. “Our mandate now includes our members to be Bee SAFE and GM free,” said Anita Fletcher, organizer of the Coldstream Farmers Market. Bee Safe co-founder Carla Vierke was inspired to start the group after she discovered that a farmer next to her was growing GM crops.

“There’s no regulatory body to let people know when a farmer decides to grow GM crops next to you,” said Vierke. “So as an organic grower to me that’s a huge issue.” But the larger issue is consumers not knowing if their food comes from GE crops, says Coldstream Coun. Richard Enns. “I’d like to have the products labelled so then I can make my own decisions,” said Enns. There are currently no government regulations for labelling, therefore Enns says that is one area Coldstream can try to make a difference. “One of the things the district can certainly do is to write to the senior levels of government and ask them to implement labelling.”

Victims assistance generates praise roger knox Morning Star Staff

A group dedicated to helping victims of violence, crime and accidents is being lauded by a North Okanagan community. The City of Armstrong plans to send a letter to the Vernon-North Paul Britton Okanagan RCMP Victims Assistance commending them on the great job they do with seemingly little resources. “It’s amazing the amount of work this

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Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Victims Assistance has just 12 volunteers, two full-time staff, two part-time and one casual that covers Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville and Falkland. “The caseload they seem to deal with in the North Okanagan is absolutely amazing,” said Britton, whose motion to send a letter of congratulations was unanimously endorsed by council. “They do such an amazing job but just kind of go under the radar.” Eilander’s report showed the highest number of incident types her group dealt with in the fourth quarter were sudden death, domestic violence, assault, threats,

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Relocating Vernon’s tourist information centre is generating some debate. Coun. Bob Spiers is the lone opponent to rezoning 3004 39th Avenue, next to Civic Arena from commercial to public institutional to allow for a tourism booth. “I cannot support this going forward,” he said. Spiers believes the location could put motorists at risk

because it will require left-hand turns off 32nd Street (Highway 97). It’s a concern that has been raised by many residents. “I can’t find anyone who agrees to the location,” said Spiers. However, Coun. Juliette Cunningham insists council has already made the decision on where the tourism centre will go and rezoning is just a procedural matter. “This is something put forward by council and staff is just follow-

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As a local drug and alcohol counselor I work with young people in the North Okanagan everyday – I will limit my comments to this group. In recent months, I have seen a significant increase in the use and abuse of electronic cigarettes (E-cigs). In fact, some young adults were given these devices by their parents for Christmas. I see E-cigs as a training instrument. Many kids start using E-cigs to be cool in their social group and quickly move on to regular tobacco cigarettes. Clearly, they are not smoking cessation devices for new smokers. A second issue is the normalization of the abnormal. That is, when was the last time you saw groups of people standing around smoking? I have seen folks outside offices and schools smoking away – something I have not seen since the early ‘90s. E-cigarettes are not safe for kids. Some E-cigarette companies claim that their devices are safer than tobacco cigarettes. These claims are poorly researched and unproven. It is true that E-cigs do not contain many of the harmful chemical compounds of traditional tobacco. However, the nicotine in E-cigarettes is dangerous and highly addictive. Further, the amount and quality of nicotine may vary from device to device. Some experts have argued that E-cigs are marketed toward young adults. Why else would some of the devices come in bright colors (blue, pink, gold) and flavours like bubble gum and chocolate. In this case, these are not smoking cessation devices. The converse is true, they are helping to create more smokers! Parents, it is a bad idea to let your children use E-cigarettes. They are untested and may affect the health of your kid. Doug Rogers is a substance abuse prevention counsellor with the Vernon School District.

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sites, which results in a high employment rate for our graduates.” In the 2012/2013 B.C. Student Outcomes survey, 96 per cent of the practical nursing graduates surveyed were employed and 72 per cent had found fulltime work. Stubbert attributes this to the quality of the instruction and the fact that class sizes are small, which means individualized attention for students and a closer working relationship with the instructors. Another benefit of the program is that it’s offered close to home, in locations across the valley. A new Vernon intake for the program is now accepting applications in August. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28. All successful applicants will need to complete a 14-week anatomy and physiology course via distance education prior to the program’s start. To learn more, attend an information session at the Vernon campus Tuesday at 5 p.m. in room D212. For information, visit www. okanagan.bc.ca/practicalnursing.


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The B.C. government is considering an appeal of a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that rejects legislation restricting teacher bargaining and assesses a penalty of $2 million plus court costs. “It doesn’t reflect government’s view of the case and the facts in the case,” Premier Christy Clark told a Kamloops radio station Tuesday. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he is “disappointed” by the ruling, and ministry staff will study it before deciding on a possible appeal. Fassbender said he disFassbender agrees with the judge’s conclusion that the government tried to provoke a strike by reintroducing provisions that had been struck down by the same judge. “What we need to do is to review the judge’s ruling in detail to see what the implications are, but clearly my message to school districts, to parJim Iker ents, is it’s business as usual in our schools,” Fassbender said. The B.C. Supreme Court ruling rejected the provincial government’s effort to keep class size and special needs support off the bargaining table with teachers, and ordered the government to pay $2 million in damages to the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. In a ruling released Monday, Justice Susan Griffin said the B.C. government’s replacement legislation, passed in 2011, is as unconstitutional as the 2002 law called Bill 28 that removed class size and special needs support from union working conditions. “The court concluded that the government did not negotiate in good faith with the union after the Bill 28 decision,” Griffin wrote. “One of the problems was that the government representatives were preoccupied with another strategy. Their strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike by the union. The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.” The ruling strikes down the portions of the new legislation that have not already expired. BCTF president Jim Iker said the ruling returns contract language that was in place in 2002, and he expects that the province’s 60 school districts will have to rehire teachers and special needs assistants to reduce class size. He said there were 1,200 education specialists affected by the 2002 legislation, including teacherlibrarians and counsellors. “It’s good for us, it’s good for public education, it’s good for British Columbia and for our students,” Iker said of Monday’s ruling. NDP education critic Rob Fleming called the ruling a “real blow to the B.C. Liberals’ credibility,” adding it traces back to Premier Christy Clark’s time as education minister in 2002.

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Racing mom queen of the hill Vernon’s Shylo Orchard claims North American BMX title in Oklahoma

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Much like the BMX track she used to pedal around as a kid, life has come full circle for Vernon’s Shylo Orchard. Now a 37-year-old mother of two, Orchard spent five years wheeling around the bumps, berms and turns at Ranger Park (and countless other tracks around B.C.) in the mid- to late-1980s. Her grandparents, Jim and recently deceased Hilda, heard the Vernon BMX Club’s advertisement on the radio coming home from church one day. They got her involved and soon after she was hooked. “I remember one summer we were only home for 10 days,” said Orchard, whose little brother Dallas also competed. “We were living out of the car going from track to track to track in a tent trailer.” BMX quickly became a family pastime for the Orchards, who became regular fixtures at the Vernon track. The sport’s all-inclusive approach made it appealing, said Orchard, a CEA at the school district’s Alternative Learning Program. “It’s not just a sport for whoever is participating. It’s a sport that can involve the whole family. “My mom ran the moto shed, my dad was a corner official, my brother and I raced and my grandma worked in the concession.” However, life got in the way and Orchard eventually left BMX in Grade 7 to pursue other interests, namely baseball and other team sports. It wasn’t until 2004, when her two boys – Jared and Landon Fitt, now 12 and 13, respectively – began showing an interest in bikes, that she reconnected with the forested Ranger Park. “They were both riding two-wheelers by the time they were two,” smiled Orchard, who decided to take them to check out the park. It was there that she met the Hill clan – parents Don and Arleigh, son Kevin (now a Olympic hopeful in snowboard-cross) and daughter Shanda – who encouraged her to rejoin the club. It took two weeks of watching Jared and Landon cruise the course before the bike bug bit, and Orchard found herself getting back in the saddle. “They totally brought it back to me,” said Orchard. “I just wanted to play with the boys. I kind of fumbled around, but going every Tuesday you get a bit better. Training and eating right, it’s crazy where it just goes from there.” Where it went for Orchard was a North American age-group championship. After winning the women’s 36-40 division at Canadian nationals earlier this year, Orchard added

the U.S. title when she and a handful of KRAPP (Keep Racing At Peak Performance) Weasel Racing teammates entered ABA Grand Nationals last month in Tulsa, Okla. The win was extra special for Orchard as it was the first time she beat rival Emily Krickler of Elkridge, Md. since the two began battling in 2009. “She was on my list,” grinned Orchard, who earned a towering trophy for the win. “This race, I did it and it’s the first time she’s ever gotten second at the Grands.” Being a North American champion also earns Orchard superhero status with her kids. “They’re at the age now where they run circles around me on the snowboard, and they’re amazing mountain bikers, so mom’s gotta have a one-up when she can,” she laughed. Orchard praised her KRAPP Weasel teammates – Dean Botterill (men’s 46-50), Chris Spence (men’s 41-45) and Ken Botterill (men’s 61+) – for battling in stacked divisions in Tulsa. Spence went up against 18 ex-pro riders in his class, and Ken Botterill made the main in the Race of Champions, finishing sixth overall. “They did really well considering the calibre.” Orchard hasn’t really changed her approach to BMX racing since she was little. A typical moto lasts anywhere from 25 to 30 seconds, so she said a strong start is key. “My gate and my first straight are my strengths,” she said. “Even when I was little I would just pretend the race was to the first corner. Once you get to the first corner, it’s just block and defend. I still teach that to kids today.” One thing that has changed in BMX is a technique known as pumping, which didn’t exist back then. Advanced riders are able use their bodies to allow the bike to stay as smooth as possible over jumps and rhythm sections to increase speed and flow through the course more efficiently. “You can get more speed off the backside of a jump,” said Orchard. “Now when you watch the pros race – (Vernon’s) Brendan Davies, he can do the track faster than most of our club can do it pedalling.” When Orchard returned to Vernon BMX Club, it was like nothing had changed. Obviously, the neighbourhood around it had grown up, but Ranger Park continues to shade its riders and spectators from both the rain and heat. “Things had changed, but you couldn’t tell me 20 years had passed,” said Orchard. “All the trees are the same, all the old fir and pine trees. That’s one of my connections to the park. “We have one of the best parks, best tracks, the best surface. It’s completely maintained.” Orchard thanked team sponsors Canwest Propane, Skyride Cycle, Silver Star Mountain Resort and A&W.

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Keegan Vicklund of the VSS Junior Panthers will play for Team B.C. in Dallas Under 15 tournament.

Just call it Super Bowl Week for Vernon Panther quarterback Keegan Vicklund. The Grade 9 student will practise and play at the University of Texas-Arlington’s Maverick Stadium from Feb. 4-8 in the USA Football International Bowl. More than 300 top U.S. and Canadian high school football players will be featured. The players may not be household names yet, but neither was Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Georgia running back Todd Gurley when they took part in 2012. “It’s going to be pretty exciting,” said Vicklund. “I know we play at least one Texas high school.” Vicklund is the lone Vernon product to make the Team B.C. Under 15 roster following tryouts earlier this month in Burnaby and a combine camp last summer in Chilliwack. “In Burnaby, we had controlled scrimmages and I did alright. My footwork was pretty good and I completed some passes.” He is one of five quarterbacks on the 40-man roster. He also saw some reps at safety in Burnaby. The 5-foot-8, 133-pounder hits the weight room everyday and

loves watching Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. Vicklund guided VSS to the provincial junior semifinals last high school season, where they lost to the Ballenas Whalers of Parksville. An aspiring mechanic, Keegan also plays guard in high school hoops and runs sprints in track and field. He has posted a 11.8 in the 100 under coach Ian Cameron. Said senior Panther head coach Sean Smith: “Keegan has all of the intangible things that go along with being a good quarterback. He works hard in practice to get better each day, attends lots of camps to improve his skills and is a regular in the weight room. We start all of our practices with the juniors and seniors together. I think the huge benefit of that is that Keegan got to see first-hand how some of our seniors lead on a daily basis. Being around our senior quarterback (John Garvie) was good for him and I saw a lot of improvement in Keegan’s leadership ability this fall. “Very few kids have the combination of athleticism, arm strength and ability to think quick that is required to play QB at a high level. I think Keegan has those things. If he continues to put in the time – it’s going to be exciting to watch him in Grade 12.”

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Vernon’s Connie Kapak spent part of Wednesday working Wendy’s Dreamlift Day. The 14-year-old deserved the break from speed skating after winning her fourth provincial long track championship last weekend in Fort St. John. Kapak ruled all six races over two days of 400metre racing. The event was originally scheduled for Prince George but the new facility being built for the 2015 Canada Games was not ready for use. Kapak will now represent B.C. at the Canadian Championships, Feb. 7-9, in Quebec City (her birthday is on the Sunday). She competes in the B.C. Open Short Track competition in Kamloops this weekend. It will be a preview of the top racers who will face one another at the upcoming B.C. Winter Games, in Mission. Kapak is enrolled in the VSS High Performance sports program. She trains at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna when home, making 10 trips to the Calgary Olympic Oval. She carries sponsorship from businessman Akbal Mund and Aaron Damini of Damini Physiotherapy. Meanwhile, the Vernon Vortex had four skaters in Fort St. John with Peter Blokker claiming gold in his Masters age group and youngsters Nate Benn and Daniel Hall striking gold and silver, respectively. Laura Hall earned a silver. Former Olympian-turned-coach Mike Hall led the Vortex on a 12-hour bus trip with the goal of attaining personal best times and gaining long track experience while having some fun. “For a team that rarely has the opportunity to experience the 400-m track, their accomplishments were well beyond reasonable expectations,” said coach Hall. “I was proud how they represented their club and community and their sportsmanship and grace in winning demonstrated the best that amateur sport has to offer.” Next up for the Vortex Club is the Coyote Cup Saturday in Kamloops. New members are welcome. Visit www.vernonspeedskatingclub.com.

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The Sovereign Lake club rung up several medal finishes at the Teck B.C. Cup last weekend at the Stake Lake Nordic Centre near Kamloops. A total of 365 racers were greeted by beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures; which made the tough climbs and steep downhills more enjoyable. Sovereign Lake had 29 skiers take to the trails Saturday for the interval start skate race. The Overlander Ski Club hosted. Great results were posted and some athletes saw this as a breakthrough race in their season. Atom Boys 0.9km: Dawson Bond, gold; Pee wee Boys 1.8km: Mitchell Bond, gold; Bantam Girls 2.5km: Zoe Plummer, fourth; Midget Boys 3.75km: Ian Oliphant, gold; Juvenile Boys (2) 5km: Matt Bull, fourth; Juvenile Boys (1) 5km: Carson Basset fourth; Juvenile Girls 5km: Hannah Mehain, gold; Michelle Metza, fifth; Masters Men 15km: Glenn Bond, gold; Olaf Plummer, bronze; Masters Women 15km: Jen Bond, gold; Sarah Purslow, silver; Mae Hooper, silver; Franziska Plummer, fourth. Sunday was a mass start classic race on great tracks and Sovereign successes included: Atom Boys 0.9km: Dawson Bond, gold; Pee Wee Boys 1.8km: Mitchell Bond, gold; Midget Boys 3.75km: Ian Oliphant, silver; Juvenile Boys 7.5km: Matthew Bull, fourth; Juvenile Girls 5km: Hannah Mehain, gold; Emma Smedley, fourth; Masters 15km, Glenn and Jen Bond, gold; Sarah Purslow and Mae Hooper, silver. The next event is the Nickel Plate Loppet and the Okanagan Teck Cup, Feb. 1-2, in Penticton. The Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre web site is: www.sovereignlake.com

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The Vernon Buy-Low Vixens shaded the host Merritt Prowlers 2-1 Sunday to repeat as champions of the Queens on Ice Hockey Tournament. The Vixens decided to go with a short bench of 10, including goalie Michelle Embleton, d-men Cheryl Meier, Leah Mulvihill, Kelly Bosco, Christine Bosworth, and forwards Edeen Ramsey, Amy Irvine, Lee Hamilton, Jen Spitzer, Cassie Bosworth and Morgan Zoethout. Irvine opened the Buy-Low attack on the first shift of the final, while Mulvihill scored the winner with 53

seconds remaining. Buy-Low lost a heartbreaking opener 3-2 to the Kamloops Coyotes with Kamloops netting the winner in the final minute. Zoethout bagged both Vixen snipes. However, the Vixens dug deep and went on to win their next two games with a balanced attack to reach the final against the favoured Prowlers, icing Merritt For Real 9-1 and ambushing Merritt Thrashers 10-0. Buy-Low game MVPs were Ramsey, Bosco, Cassie Bosworh, Irvine, and Mulvihill. The Vixens are coached by Patrick Stewart.


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The Penticton Ducks brushed back the Stevenson Mechanical Thunderbirds 6-4 in Sunday’s Penticton Pee Wee Rec Hockey Tournament semifinals. Zach Manthorne, Jacob Wettlaufer, Jaden Foster and Elias Wery handled the T-Bird offence in front of stellar goalies Jared Ross and Jordan Foster with Foster using a pokecheck on the Ducks’ superstar for the highlight stop of the year. Vernon reached the semis by crushing the Kelowna Canucks 11-2, bouncing the Cloverdale Bandits 11-2 and shading the Langley Rebels 7-6. Landen Harison pocketed 3+2 against Kelowna, while Elias Wery and Brady Beacom bagged deuces and singles came from Ryan Vandesande and Manthorne. Assists were turned in by Wyatt Gatzke, Jacob Wettlaufer, Michael Pusey, Vandesande, Wery, Jaden Foster, Harison and brothers Samuel and Isaac White Manthorne pulled the hat trick verus Cloverdale with Harison and Gatzke each netting a pair and singles going to Wettlaufer, Wery, Foster and Beacom Jaden Foster produced 3+1 as the T-Birds clipped Langley. Wettlaufer, Samuel White and Wery supplied singles. In Super League Pee Wee action, Billy D’s Family Restaurant Xplosion and Bannister GM Heat skated to a 2-2 tie Sunday at Civic Arena. The Xplosion went ahead on a late first-period goal by Aaron Jodoin, who buried a quick snapper from the slot, set up by a beauty pass from linemate and captain Zack Laranjo. The Xplosion (4-5-4) moved in front 2-0 with 8:27 left in the second period when speedster Dawson Martian converted from Laranjo. Jackson Sampert, assisted by Ben Reinhardt, answered for the 8-4-3 Heat three minutes later. The Heat kept the pressure on and were rewarded when Marlea-Lynn Best equalized with 3:56 left in the period, assisted by Jaxxon Collard. The third was a great goalie duel between the Xplosion’s Eric Foufoulas and the Heat’s Aiden Spraggs. Super League rivals battled for seventh place at the

Hockey for Hunger South Okanagan Bantam House Tournament Sunday morning at the Oliver Arena. The Vernon DCT Chambers Marauders spotted the North Okanagan Sutherland’s/ GTI Knights an early 2-0 lead before storming back for an 8-3 victory. Derrian Kobewka and Clayton Thielman staked the Knights to the early lead before Jim Brodoway – with his first goal of the season – and Braydie Allen-Webber, equalized for the Marauders. Aaron Botterill scored twice in the second, including the winner, to support Noah Foufoulas while other goals went to Landon Currie, game MVP Chris Aldrich, Cam Mackenzie and ROGER TEPPER/MORNING STAR Sam Frisby. Cody Huber completed the scoring for Bannister Heat’s Ethan Vryenhoek-Frank, middle, tries to intercept a pass from Billy D’s Family Restaurant Xplosion goalie Eric Foufoulas and feed teammate the Knights. Devon Rempel was MVP. The Marauders completed play Saturday Aaron Jodoin during North Okanagan Pee Wee Super Hockey League action. afternoon with a 6-2 loss to the Trail improved to 14-0. Kevin Sullivan, Seb Wenger and Callum Warriors. Cole Martin, on a power play, and Frisby, scored Leong each pocketed a pair of helpers. for Vernon while the Marauders received a tremendous Nick Mann, Chris Moore and Talon Williams each coleffort from goalie Sam Knox. Captain Zach Agar was named lected 2+2 as the Five Star Awards Cougars ambushed the game MVP. Lumberjacks 8-2 Saturday at the Shaw Centre. North Okanagan opened with a 7-2 loss to the Kelowna Roadrunner Graham Moss and Kaylan Lawrence, on a Stars. Jaxson Cummings and game MVP Tareyn Hanson slapper from the point, completed the 9-6-1 Cougar offence. scored for the Knights. Peterson was game MVP in an The Lakeside Printing Blackhawks doubled Winfield 8-3 setback to the Kamloops Capitals. Keaton McCune, 8-4 and lost 7-1 to Lumby in Atom play. Tyler Kruysifix (2), Cummings and Liam Dill supplied snipes. Ronan Bedard (2), Seth Maglio, Andrew Kositsin, Arianna The Knights fell 6-1 to the Langley Eagles despite a fan- Kositsin and Hunter Whiting scored in the win, while Eric tastic effort from Trumbley. Game MVP was Isaac Broyden. Waldemaras netted his first goal of the season in the loss. Brandon Lehoux and Riley Bos each provided 2+1 as the Corbett Office Plus Sharks grounded the Salmon Arm Fixt $3.13 Auto Lumberjacks 7-1 in Bantam Super League play Sunday VALUE night at Civic Arena. Troy Main, Reid Lawrence and Nick Mitchell contributed singles in front of Tyler Riva and Rhys Larsen as the Sharks

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The Lumby Stars cranked up their offence in North Okanagan Midget Super Hockey League weekend action at Pat Duke Memorial Arena. The speedy Stars used a relentless forecheck, sparked by Jayden Pederson and Wyatt Warnes, to smother the Vernon Seed Orchard Snakes 7-2 Saturday morning and dust off the Vernon Authentic Plaque & Trophy Autobots 11-5 Sunday afternoon. Warnes and Kyle Weston each pulled hat tricks and added two helpers as Lumby (10-4) stopped the Snakes. Reid Hackett added a single. Logan Meier and Pedersen each earned two assists. Landon Munk and d-man Chase Larsen replied for the fourth-place Snakes (9-5-1). The Stars enjoyed a hearty breakfast at Darren and Peggy Schepp-Warnes’ home-

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inherited the mess left behind by former minister Kevin Falcon, who took transit authority away from Metro Vancouver politicians. He appointed a board of experts and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to rubberstamp their decisions, after forcing Tom Fletcher through the Canada Line ahead of a long-promised transit extension to the east. Local politicians wrangled for years over that eastern extension. They finally settled on surface light rail, only to be overruled by the province, which wanted the vastly more expensive SkyTrain. The latest rebuke to the mayors’ council was when they decided not to proceed with a costly new electronic fare card system. Falcon reversed that one after taking a junket to London and falling in love with their “Oyster card” subway system. All the glitches from TransLink’s new “Compass card” program will be encountered this summer, just before those mayors go to the polls to face voter wrath. Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects. They are expected to believe their choices won’t be overruled again. Stone correctly notes that Vancouver wants SkyTrain on Broadway, Surrey wants new surface light rail, and other Lower Mainland communities want new road and bridge works. Local governments have a long history of parochial squabbling, getting

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Comedians deliver pow to this snow job Kelowna-raised comic Pete Johansson talks about everything under the sun as part of the Snowed In Comedy Tour Kristin Froneman Morning Star Staff

You think dual citizen Neil Young is the only guy not happy with some of the decisions, primarily environmental, made by the current Canadian government? Kelowna-raised comedian Pete Johansson, now based in England, has received an earful as of late from audiences upset about things like the Alberta tar sands while he has been touring around the U.K. and Europe. But then, sometimes hecklers come with the territory of being a comedian. “It’s enough to take that Canadian flag off our backpacks,” says Johansson, with a twinge of the oh, the irony shtick he delivers in his act. “I’ve been confronted about what my country has done. Some say the last election was fixed. I tell them it’s like the Bush administration, the government is not who we are. They look at the economic benefits, where comfort has overtaken logic.” But getting away from all that heavy political stuff, Johansson is looking forward to travelling through his old stomping grounds, where once pristine orchards have been dug up to make room for condos (his words.) “Every time I come back to the Okanagan, I notice there’s no green space left. Is there any land zone commissioner still working there?,” he digresses. As part of the sixth annual Snowed In Comedy Tour, it’s Johansson’s job to wax funny, along with his snowboard, when he takes the stage with fellow comedians Dan Quinn, Craig Campbell and Arj Barker. The boys return to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 7. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to come back to your home province and interact with Canadians,” he said. “I used to play crappy clubs, and now people get to come see us in theatres where we have to soar with sophistication and are given the focus. It’s a nice switch. I prefer sober audiences and the nimbleness of a sober mind.” At 40, Johansson, like his fellow comedians, brings experience to the table. He has spent the past 24 years in the comedy biz.

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Comedians Dan Quinn, left, Pete Johansson, Craig Campbell and Arj Barker hit the slopes by day and the stage by night with their sixth annual Snowed In Comedy Tour. The tour stops at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Friday, Feb. 7. It was in the Central Okanagan where he went through the growing pains that would later feed his comedy. And he remembers Vernon well. In fact, he says this city is one his favourite stops on the Snowed In tour. “I used to play basketball against Vernon in the B.C. Under 16 team,” he said. “I liked Vernon more than Penticton: the south had their moronic parties, while the north seemed to be more laconic.” However, before you southerners get your knickers in a knot, Johansson does admit that his favourite ski hill is Apex — in Penticton. “You don’t have to dodge as many kids up there,” he explained, adding Sun Peaks in Kamloops is another favourite hill. Like many youth itching to get out of their hometowns, Johansson eventually moved to the denser population of Vancouver, and then headed south of the border, before returning north. It was around that time his girlfriend got a modelling contract in the U.K., so they made the move across the Atlantic. That move proved to be fruitful, as Johansson was able to score a number of

comedy gigs including appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Comedy Store, and being nominated for Chortle’s (a U.K. comedy guide) best breakthrough act in 2010. Johansson also returns home often. Besides three years with the Snowed In tour, which has grown to 30 stops this year and heads to Europe after this Western Canada run, he has performed at Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and on CBC’s The Debaters, where he once argued with fellow comic Sean Cullen on which is better, coffee or tea. “It’s not hard to make a living as a comedian in England, it’s hard to make it in Canada. We’re too humble. We don’t like bravado and anything that sounds like we’re bragging. Self-promotion is seen as distasteful. We tend to make it somewhere else and then we come back,” said Johansson, adding, “The U.K. is beautiful and they love Canadians for our sarcastic humour.” Johansson also loves to get back together with his fellow snowboarding comedians, whom he describes as all different and eclectic

in their respective comedic and slope styles. His former London flat-mate Barker, who once starred in HBO’s The Flight of the Conchords is a household name in Australia, where he now lives, and was brought on the tour three years ago by Johansson. “He has one of the top selling DVDs in Australia and is incredibly funny,” he said. “Dan is hard to describe. He has his finger on the pulse of Canada as he is based in B.C. Craig is an adventurer. He is a rock climber and has climbed Mt. McKinley and is going to Everest next year.” As for himself, Johansson says he tries not to be preachy in his comedy, but he does like to point out and illustrate the things in the world that he thinks are absurd in his quirky and sarcastic way. “I like to balance it with silliness,” he said, adding, “We all hope to bring some joy to the Okanagan.” The Snowed In Comedy Tour is at the Performing Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults (the show features some mature language and content) at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.


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Gallery Vertigo is hosting two sculptural exhibitions in February: Flawless by senior UBC Okanagan visual arts students, and The Mandroid Universe by Vernon musician Manfred Harter. Flawless showcases sculptures and installations by seven young Okanagan-based artists working with objects. Featured are 3D reflections on craft, time and labour, vernacularism, and gender representation. “Expect playful, committed and startling points of view, using unusual materials simply and refreshingly combined,” said Harold Rhenisch, Gallery Vertigo’s webmaster. UBC professor Samuel RoyBois describes the show as a survey of the thoughts and interests of this very promising new generation of artists. “They make objects to renegotiate their relationships with their environments, and to share with others a complex and open-ended perception of the world,” he said. Mandroids are finely detailed and humorous miniatures that Harter started making two years ago out of chicken and other poultry bones. What started as whimsy has

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The rock ‘n’ roll band is part of The Mandroid Universe, bone sculptures created by Vernon’s Manfred Harter, being shown at Gallery Vertigo. led to a series of supernatural Mandroid stories, 111 sculptures, and a video on YouTube that is about Harter’s physically challenged superheroes in a changing world. Harter has made many characters, everything from samurai swordsmen to skiers to a rock band. “I want to think outside the universe,” he said. “There’s a Mandroid for each of us to connect with,” added Gallery Vertigo director Michelle Mitchell. The Mandroid Universe will

be exhibited on Gallery Vertigo’s Featured Members’ Wall from Saturday, Feb. 8 to Feb. 28. Flawless opens Wednesday, Feb. 12. The artists will be present in the gallery to discuss their work at an opening reception Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition continues in the main gallery until March 7. Both are open for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., at Vertigo, located at 3001-31st St., upstairs above Krause Jewelers. Admission is by donation.

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his week we thought we’d cram two rather mediocre movies into one review, so that we could review Dallas Buyers Club in Sunday’s Morning Star. First up is Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Ice Cube is James Payton, a tough, big city detective with an attitude problem. Ben (diminutive loudmouth Kevin Hart) wants to marry Payton’s Taylor and Howe sister, but wants his blessing. To prove that Ben is man enough to take care of his sister, Payton takes Ben, who is joining the police academy, on a wild ride along the mean streets of Atlanta. Our second film this week is I, Frankenstein. Originally a graphic novel that picks up where Mary Shelley’s classic left off, Frankenstein’s monster Adam, played by Aaron Eckhart, lives in the shadows until modern times, by which point he’s become good at battling demons, hellbent on reclaiming the world. The leader of those demons, Prince Naberius (Bill Nighy), has discovered a way to reanimate thousands of soulless corpses, exactly like Adam, which will provide bodily vehicles for all those demons trapped in hell. Only Adam can stop Naberius from unleashing hell on Earth. We say, Given the choice between I, Frankenstein and Ride Along, we recommend Dallas Buyers Club, unseen. HOWE: I am so happy that we have condensed these two movies into one review. They are both so bad neither of them deserve their own review. So first up: Ride Along. I don’t mind a cop buddy movie if it’s any combination of entertaining, funny or thrilling. Unfortunately, Ride Along is none of these. I have never seen Hart in anything before and I’m glad I haven’t. He whines constantly. And

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Morisette-style of delivery (I Believe) with tasteful and intuitive chord patterns. Friesen’s friendly voice suggests an East Coast vibe in his western style (Only Beauty). What is unique is how the two musicians play off of each other – one gets the sense of an understanding and sensitive interplay. This interaction is carried over into the recording of Full Moon Sessions, where attention to sound and detail was paid during production. The sound suits the songs – it’s warm and natural. The purpose of recording is to move emotions through the speakers to create an atmosphere and they get that done. The sense of good vibes is prevalent in the songs.

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Hockey rinks, tailgate parties and comedy face off at centre ice this month, as the Vernon Eagles Hall becomes the stage for actors lacing up their skates in Erinara Studio’s hockey-themed production of the The Good Game. Directed by Ray Mordan and Arlene Irwin, The Good Game is a locker-room yarn featuring four overthe-hill hockey players who reunite after 30 years for a charity game. A former radio reporter, a play-by-play announcer and his press box commentator from the team’s heyday round out the roster of off-ice characters portrayed by a local lineup of veteran actors including Frank Takacs, Brad Hull and Kim Fournier. “The play is a slice of hockey Canadiana that everyone will enjoy,” said Mordan, who played the older radio commentator when The Good Game was last produced in Vernon at the Schubert Centre in 2009. This time he plays the part of Jim, the colour commentator. “Everyone, and certainly anyone who has ever

played the game, will relate to this play. Husbands, sons, or boyfriends that play or used to play hockey, will certainly relate closely to the characters in this production, but the entire audience will enjoy the humour,” he said. The well-paced dialogue, written by Quesnel playwright Roy Teed, has produced laughs that have echoed throughout the locker room as bawdy banter gets passed between a flamboyant French-Canadian player, a goalie with too many pucks to the head, the former captain whose NHL dream was dashed by injuries, and the team’s enforcer-turned-Englishprofessor. “The Good Game is Erinara Studio’s first production and we experienced a successful run in Kelowna in November,” said Irwin, who also produces the show. “Audiences loved it. The curtain rose up, the puck dropped and the laughs came easy.” “We’re in the thick of the hockey season, and the winter weather feeds perfectly the show’s theme and atmosphere,” said Mordan, adding the soundtrack is a trip down memory lane, drawing on Canadian pop hits from the ’70s that everyone will recognize. The Good Game can be seen for one night only at the Vernon Eagles Hall, 5101 25th Ave., Saturday, Feb 8. Doors open at 6:30 and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 available from the Ticket Seller, (250) 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Tickets at the door are $30.


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ART SHOWS/GALLERIES ART AND APPETIzERS at the Village Green Hotel Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss a relaxing evening intermingling with local artistic talent and sampling fine appetizer cuisine. In keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, we suggest you join us for a super way to recharge your “super powers.” This event sold out last year so get your $10 tickets early. There will be a cash bar available. Tickets are at the Winter Carnival office, www.vernonwintercarnival.com or phone 250-545-2236.  CHERRYvILLE ARTISANS SHOP 1187 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, 5470020. The shop is filled with beautifully handcrafted fine arts and crafts, including glass art, fused, blown and flame worked, steel sculptures, painting, pottery, jewelry, weaving, photography, soaps, candles and home ware. Open by appointment during the winter months. Call (250) 547-2070. CENTRE GALLERY Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Hwy 6 in Polson Park, 542-6243, www.vernonarts.ca. The Arts Council of the North Okanagan presents A Touch of Heart. February is heART month and what better way to express love than with art? On display is heARTwork represented in the theme of anyone/anything/anywhere that has touched your heart featuring work from members of the ACNO. Show runs from Feb. 3 to March 3. BEAN TO CuP Downstairs Gallery, 2903 27th St., 250-503-2222. Vision Art works by Jewel Inkster is up until Feb. 14, with four new works being shown this weekend only. COuRTYARD GALLERY Suite 104-907 Belvedere St. Enderby. Associate Members Show, featuring work by close to 50 members who support the gallery, runs from now to Feb. 15. GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Rd. Silver Star Mountain, 503-0822. The 2013-14 winter exhibition features the work of Glenn Clark, Destanne Norris and Barry Rafuse among other acclaimed Okanagan and B.C. artists. Winter season hours are Wednesday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., or call for an appointment. GALLERY vERTIGO Suite 1 - 3001 31st St. Vernon, 503-2297. Secondary students from the Vernon school district are displaying art pieces on this year’s theme: Line — An Element of Design. Also on display is Kara Barkved’s new series of abstracts of line, form and colour in the Members Gallery. Shows run to Feb. 7. HEADBONES GALLERY 6700 Old Kamloops Rd., 542-8987. Roaming Perspectives, an exhibition of photographs by David Alexander and Leonhard Epp, runs to Feb. 22. kISSIkOw STuDIO/GALLERY 3502-17th Ave. Vernon, 250-5403626. The new gallery is now open on Mission Hill for public viewing by appointment; works by Beryl and Doreen Beaupre. For more info visit kissikow.com. LAkE COuNTRY ART GALLERY 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd. 250-766-1299. Two companion exhibitions: Gone - a collaboration between artist Jane Everett and poet Anne Simpson, and Compelled Towards Light by Pippa Dean-Veerman, continues to Feb. 14. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101B 31st Ave. 542-8544. Ninth annual winter show, featuring local, well-known artists and all original art. Gallery is open daily and Sundays by appointment. ROGERS GALLERY Rogers Bulk Food Store, 4420 Larkin Cross Rd. Armstrong, 1-800-356-8735. Enjoy local artwork in Rogers’ winter show, running until Feb. 15. Showcasing “Ferry Art” from Christine Rawcliffe of Cherryville. Also Sheila Tansey from Lake Country shares her inspiring acrylic stories. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. vERNON PuBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31st. Ave., 545-3173. Now on display is Embodiment, group exhibition featuring sketches and drawings produced by artists from VPAG live model drawing sessions; Thrown, baseball-inspired prints by Vernon’s Christine Kashuba; Paula Scott’s Stories and Dreams investigating identity politics in narrativedriven painting; and dis/Order by Salmon Arm’s Amy Modahl, a textbased conceptual inquiry into the relationships of linguistics and the visual arts. Exhibitions run to March 13. vILLAGE GALLERY 1961 Vernon St., (Highway 6) Lumby, 778473-3029. Winter hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The gallery is operated by the Lumby Arts Co-op, which displays the work of over 20 artists from the area. The gallery displays work in a variety of media including paint, pottery, jewelry, ceramics, wood, leather and fabric. 

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Known for dizzying music jams, poly-rhythms and revvedup riffs, the Sultans of String bring their CD release for new album, Symphony, to the Creekside Theatre, Lake Country, Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The band is led by Junonominated six-string violinist Chris McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo) and features founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté, second guitarist Eddie Paton, bassist Drew Birston, and Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon. Tickets are $25/general, $23 students/seniors, $84/group of four at the Customer Service Centre in the District of Lake Country Municipal Hall, or call 250-766-9309 to reserve.

CONCERTS/DANCE GINGER AND ROSE Local duo, featuring Jayme Mckillop and Lowell Friesen, hosts CD release party Saturday at the Elks Hall, Vernon. Show is 19+ and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the Bean Scene and Friesen’s Countrytyme Gardens. Joining them will be Rod Mcdonald, Anjuli Otter, Erin Smith and Bruce Collis with special opening sets by Lancen Harms and Peter McKillop. IAN PARkER Acclaimed Canadian pianist performs the third concert of the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s 60th anniversary season, Sunday at 2 p.m. (matinee performance only) at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $35 /adult, $17.50/student at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. BALLET JöRGEN’S ROMEO & JuLIET The dance series continues at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre with Ballet Jorgen’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish, family feuds and revenge. Stages Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45/adult, $42/senior, $40/student , $5/eyeGO available through the Ticket Seller at 549SHOW (7469, www.ticketseller.ca. SNOwED IN COMEDY TOuR Internationally recognized comedians Dan Quinn, Craig Campbell, Pete Johansson and Arj Barker snowboard by day and bring the laughs to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre at night for the sixth annual Snowed In Comedy Tour. Show happens Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 at the Ticket Seller (549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. (Adult content and language.) LARRABEE LIvE Spend an evening with the man of 100 voices, Robert Larrabee, when he pays tribute to legends of country, rock and roll and pop at this Winter Carnival event, Feb. 14 at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, available at the Winter Carnival office, www.vernonwintercarnival.com or phone 250-545-2236.  ADAM FITzPATRICk Award-winning Elvis tribute artist, known for his work on the Louisiana Hayride touring show throughout Western Canada, performs three decades of the King’s music at the Vernon Eagles Hall, 5101- 25th Ave., Feb. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25/person, $40/couple, available at the Eagles Lounge. Call 250-542-3003 for more info.

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ARMSTRONG HOTEL 2715 Pleasant Valley Blvd. 250-546-6642. Jam nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Come on down for good times, fun and some laughs. ARMSTRONG INN 3400 Smith Dr., 546-3056. Open mic is every Friday starting at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Kim and Kaila Sinclair, first time performers are always welcome. To get e-mail updates send an e-mail to kimsin@telus.net. Karaoke is every Saturday night at 8 p.m. BLuEGRASS NIGHT Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) every second Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9:30 p.m.  All stringed acoustic instruments welcome, or just come and sing along. Books provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. BLuE Ox PuB Hwy 6 Lumby. Fifth annual Friday Night Jam, hosted by The Mabel Lickers Band, happens every Friday at 9 p.m. Jamming starts around 10 p.m., so get ready for some good music and fun times. BRANDING IRON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Karaoke is on tonight, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. COLDSTREAM COFFEE HOuSE Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Family friendly acoustic-style coffee house takes place the third Saturday of the month. Those wanting to participate in the open mic can sign up at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. $5 at the door. Concession available. EAGLES HALL 5101 25th Ave. 542-3003. Karaoke with Brenda is every Friday starting at 8 p.m. FOLk & FAvOuRITE NIGHT Fourth Wednesday of the month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (in Polson Park) 7 to 9:30 p.m. All stringed acoustic instruments are welcome. Or just come and sing along. Books are provided if required. Drop in $4 at the door. Call Sid for more info at 250-549-1024. THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. The Green hosts a Superbowl party Sunday, so karaoke is Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. PADDLEwHEEL HALL COFFEE HOuSE 7801 Okanagan Landing Rd. The first of 2014, featuring live music, takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Musicians wishing to participate can sign up at the door. Refreshments available. Admission: OK Landing Assoc. members $2, non-members $4. For more info call Roberta, 250-5453321. TORO’S PuB 1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, 545-7856. Karaoke is every Thursday at 8 p.m. Hosted by Anita LeBlanc.

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PUBS/CLUBS ARMY, NAvY, AIR FORCE CLuB 2500 - 46th Ave, 542-3277 plays In the Spitfire tonight is Cheaper than a Porsche, a six-piece party band, playing tunes from the last century. BOuRBON STREET BAR AND GRILL Prestige Inn, 4411 32nd St. Les Copeland and Cameron Ward play every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. BRANDING IRON PuB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Margaret Sky Band plays classic and acoustic rock Saturday at 8:30 p.m. No cover. DORIAN’S GREEk TAvERNA 3224 30th Ave., 558-5100. On Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. On Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano. ENDERBY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 98 909 Belvedere St., 838-7283. Dance party at the Enderby Legion the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 7 to 11 p.m. THE GREEN in the Village Green Hotel, 4801 27th St. 542-3321. Bluesfoot is in the house tonight and Saturday. Music starts at 9:15 p.m. No cover. Electric violinist Kytami plays Feb.14. $5 cover.

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Los Huesos Mexican RestauRant 2918 30th Ave 250-275-4820. Live Spanish guitar by “El Gitano” Lance Carr Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. VeRnon JaZZ cLuB 3000 - 31st St. The Kirby Sewell Band plays blues, rock, country and soul, Feb. 14. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Music is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the Bean Scene, Bean to Cup and at www.vernonjazzclub.ca.

THEATRE suPeR HeRoes coMeDy nigHt at The Hub, 2906 30th Ave., Vernon, Feb. 7, 8  and 9.  A light casual dinner will be served at 7, and at 8 the comedy begins with monologues by Super Heroes, featuring comedienne  Christine Pilgrim, and ends with  super heroes doing improvisational theatre, much like the popular Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets for dinner and the show are $29. A limited number of seats are available for the show only at $20. Contact www.vernonwintercarnival.com or phone 250-545-2236.  tHe gooD gaMe Kelowna’s Erinara Studio presents this locker room yarn featuring four over-the-hill hockey players who reunite after 30 years for a charity game. The play shows at the Vernon Eagles Hall, 5101- 25th Ave., Feb. 8. Doors open at 6:30 and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 at the Ticket Seller by phone at (250) 549-7469 and online at ticketseller.ca. Tickets at the door are $30. goDsPeLL New York’s Moonglow Entertainment in association with Toronto’s Drayton Entertainment presents

this modernized retelling of the later life of Jesus. The beloved musical from Stephen Schwartz, Grammy and Academy Awardwinning composer of Wicked, plays at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $47/adults, $44/ seniors and $42/students at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.

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a PaRisian caBaRet A night of la-lal’amour celebrating all things French -- the music, the mystery, the love, the kisses, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Schubert Centre. With music from Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Gigi, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Les Miserables and much more. Presented by Valley Vocal Arts’ Company. Tickets available at the door only, $15 per person Doors open 6:15 p.m. Cash bar. okanagan syMPHony presents its Masterworks 4 concert with Poised for Flight, featuring guest artist, 18-year-old Jan Lisiecki on piano, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Lisiecki will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 with the symphony, which will also perform Bizet’s Symphony in C and Oesterle’s The Sparrow’s Ledger. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca. Pre-concert talk one hour before the show. DeL BaRBeR anD oH My DaRLing Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., the next on-stage concert at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre features Juno nominee Barber and Oh My Darling performing an up-closeand-personal concert in this intimate venue. Limited seating available. Tickets are $25 (all seats, no minors) at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-SHOW (7469), www.ticketseller.ca.

Ron James takes no prisoners Morning Star Staff

That rip snortin’, ranting Canadian guy from TV, comedian Ron James is returning to Vernon with his new tour, Take No Prisoners. Vernon is the first stop on the B.C. portion of the tour, with the show taking place May 3 at the Performing Arts Centre. With six critically acclaimed one-hour

comedy specials under his belt and a television series entering its fifth successful season,  James is back doing what he does best:  delivering  laughs  face-to-face and coast-to-coast, with a patented, poetically charged, non-stop performance of brand new material. Whether launching blistering attacks on the micro-manag-

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ing Harpercons who pinch pennies with one hand, while the other rewards gravy train riding senators with  backroom  cash grabs, or probing the plight of  the harried Canadian Everyman, fighting for small victories in life’s daily struggle against forces that mess with his mojo, James takes no prisoners in pursuit of the funny. Topics as  diverse  as battles with Bell Customer Service,  professional  sports,  visiting  pandas, international conflict, trash TV, religion, sex, hope, hell and apocalyptic weather, James’ comedic perspective is  guaranteed to lighten the load of your daily grind in what  The Globe and Mail has called, “two hours of non-stop hilarity.” Tickets for James’ Take No Prisoners go on sale Monday, Feb. 3 and are approx. $56, available in Vernon from the Ticket Seller box office in the Performing Arts Centre. Call 250-5497469, or order online at www.ticketseller.ca. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

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Dec. 18: Born to Jeremy Wasylyszyn and Tamara Tuyttens of Vernon, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 6 oz., namd Jacob David Wasylyszyn. A brother for Taylor Wasylyszyn, 5. A grandson for Mike and Fern Tuyttens, Kelly and Terry Wasylyszyn, all of Coldstream, B.C. A great-grandson for Adaline Wasylyszyn of Coldstream; Frank and Nora Tuyttens, Jack and Bev Mead, all of Vernon. Dec. 27: Born to Shawn and Kristy Donald of Vernon, a girl, 6 lbs. 3 oz., named Natalie Margaret. A New Additions sister for Jillian, 5; Edward, 2. A granddaughter for Gerry and Carole Balfour, Doug and Lorraine Donald, all of Vernon, B.C. Jan. 1: Born to Zennon and Zoë of Lumby, a boy, 7 lbs. 3 oz., named Zidon Owen Alphonse Martin. A brother for Zaela, 2 1/2. A grandson for Owen and Nancy Marshall of Lumby, B.C.; Arleen Hansen of Vernon, B.C.; Darren Martin of Armstrong, B.C. A great-grandson for Dorothy Marshall of Langley, B.C.; Jerdis Hansen of Killam, Alta.; Darlene Martin, the late Alphonse Martin of Alberta. Jan. 3: Born to Henry and April Wanotch of Vernon, a girl, 8 lbs., named Isabella Eleanor. A sister for Brayden, 4. A granddaughter for Debbie Larson of Vernon. A great-granddaughter for Muriel Gaboury of Kelowna. Jan. 6: Born to Chris Lorenz and Agnieszka Jezewska of Vernon, a boy, 7 lbs., named Braxton Anton Roy Lorenz. A brother for Chloe. A grandson for Walley and Hazel Lorenz of Wilkie, Sask. Jan. 7: Born to Gordon and Michelle Moseley of Vernon, a boy, 10 lbs. 9 oz., named Tryston Robert Wallace. A brother for Samantha, 3 1/2. A grandson for Robert and Kari Maurice of Surrey, B.C.; Mike and Jean Moseley of McBride, B.C.; Linda and Dan Webb of Bakersfield, Calif. A great-grandson for Robert Butler of Burnaby, B.C., Elvy Maurice of Langley, B.C. Jan. 9: Born to Sean and Kyna Milliken of Lumby, B.C., a boy, 7 lbs. 5 oz., named Seamus Matthew. A brother for Ella, 6; Zoe, 3. A grandson for Wally and Dawn Strukoff of Falkland, B.C.; Ken and Arlene Milliken of Vernon, B.C. Jan. 9: Born to Duff and Kim Cunningham of Vernon, B.C., a girl, 5 lbs. 11 oz., named Isla Winter. A granddaughter for Norman and Jenene Cunningham of Enderby, B.C.; Terry and Donna Hutton of Vernon. A great-granddaughter for John and Jacquie Lantz, Jack and Rose Williams, the late Jim and Nellie Hutton, the late Norman and Violet Cunningham, the late Floyd Hull.

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Student teacher Joel Dienes lends a hand to Grade 5 student Maddex Minard during the visit.

Teacher Rod Augstin instructs Grade 5 students during their recent visit to the woodshop at Vernon Christian School’s secondary campus. They completed a project in the fully equipped woodshop. “Most of these students say they can hardly wait to sign up for the Tech Ed program in Grade 7,” said Corinne Remple, marketing and communications coordinator at VCS.

Time to celebrate and welcome the Year of the Horse Teresa Hwang

Special to The Morning Star

The arrival of the new year according to the solar calendar, corresponding to the movement of the sun, would be around Feb. 4 each year. According to the lunar calendar, corresponding to the movement of the moon, then it falls on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice, which could be any day within January or February according to the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese traditionally look at everything from San Cai San Cai, the concept of Heaven, Earth and Man/Human. For everything to be auspicious, the qi/energy between these three aspects has to be flowing harmoniously at all times. Before Chinese New Year arrives, the Chinese have a comprehensive to-do list according to the motto “Out with the old! In with the new!” Clear the air — Reconcile

with friends, colleagues and family members over grievances, arguments and disagreements, so everyone welcomes the new year with a clean slate. Clean the house and work place — The Chinese believe dust, dirt and garbage harbors bad qi/energy. A good thorough cleaning from top to bottom, inside and out is of the utmost importance. This is a very good time to get rid of any items that are unusable, and give away or recycle items not used or worn for more than two years. It is very important to get rid of any garbage before the new year arrives. No sweeping or cleaning is done for the first three days of the new year, so the new qi/energy stays and benefits the people within the space. Clear the debts — Pay off any debts incurred before the new year arrives. In ancient China a pair of red lanterns was hung up outside the front door prior to New Year’s Eve, an indication

the household is debt-free and creditors are paid off. New personal items — Everyone in the household will have their hair cut, shaved and well-groomed prior to the arrival of New Year’s Day. New clothes, socks and shoes are bought for the occasion, especially for the children, preferably something in red, which is considered an auspicious colour that attracts good qi/energy. Auspicious symbols — Decorate the space with fresh flowers. Hang up new red and gold papercuts and couplets with “Happiness,” “Longevity,” “Good Health,” “Good Fortunes” and auspicious sayings. New Year’s Eve (Jan. 31 this year) — Family reunion for feasting together and having a good time until the new year arrives. Very important time to make offerings to the higher beings and ancestors, thanking them for past good fortunes, and their blessings in the com-

ing year. New Year’s Day - Open the door to welcome in the new year. The Lion Dance is very popular at the places of business, for activating the auspicious qi/ energy of the new year. Besides National Day, the Chinese New Year celebration is the most important holiday in China. The traditions are based on thousands of years of beliefs and customs, the above-mentioned is just a small part of the big picture. For the Chinese people have migrated to all parts of the world for thousands of years, and at each area they live in, they have also incorporated some of the local customs into their Chinese New year celebrations. Teresa Min Yee Hwang is a certified Feng Shui Master and certified interior designer in Vernon. She also teaches seminars to beginners and professional courses to more advanced students.

Helen’s main activity was the Crosswords … now she has other options to weigh. Staying active can mean many things. Playing cards with friends may be fun, but for circulation, flexibility and overall good health Helen needs more rigorous activities.

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ear Annie: I have a 40-yearold daughter who is lazy. When she

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injures herself, has surgery or is sick, I wait on her like she’s a baby. But I recently needed

Whose Land is Israel? (Israel: he who striveth with God). The Bible clearly states that the Jews (descendants of Abraham) would inhabit Israel in the last days. The United Nations Resolution was passed bringing into existence the land of Israel. Zionism coaxed Jews to return to the land while the Holocaust compelled them to return. Israel was created in 1947. After the Holocaust nearly 800,000 Shoah (Ezekiel 23:23), whose survivors found haven in the Jewish State created by a truce.

surgery myself, and she has no interest in helping me at all. A while back, I hired someone to clean her bedroom. It took two days. It was absolutely disgusting. Now that I can’t pick up after her, it’s getting bad again. If I say anything to her, she throws a tantrum. I’m getting too old for this. — Can’t Take the Arguments Dear Can’t: You’re too old? Your daughter is 40 and still lives at home and expects her mother to clean her room. We do not understand parents who tacitly encourage their children to behave like babies and treat

parents like servants and then complain when they do. Unless your daughter is incapable of holding a job and living independently, tell her it’s time she found a place of her own. At the very least, insist that she pay you rent. Do not clean her room. Close the door and let her deal with her own mess.

Dear Annie: I agree wholeheartedly with your response to “Searching for Answers.” He said his wife had the energy to run five miles a day, but wasn’t interested in sex. Among other things, you asked how much he was helping with the house and kids and said his wife might want to do something just for herself. I was married to a nice guy for 10 years, and we had two small children. We both worked full-time jobs, but once we got home from work, I began my second job, which consisted of fixing dinner, doing laundry, cleaning the house, ensuring the

kids had their homework done and driving them to after-school activities. My ex’s evening consisted of eating dinner and then leaving to drink beer with his friends and work on their race cars. Requests for help taking care of the house and the kids went unheeded. When he returned home at night, I was exhausted, and he was expecting sex. I became angry and resentful and couldn’t stand the thought of him touching me. Husbands, if you would do your part to help with the kids and household chores, your

wife’s attitude toward you may change. Take her out to dinner once a week. Don’t ask her where she would like to go. Make all of the arrangements, and let her relax for a change. Tell her how great she looks. Encourage her when she wants a little time for herself. She’ll appreciate you for it. Above all, do these things without the expectation of sex. Working mothers are exhausted. Once we can see that you aren’t doing these things for sex, we’ll be able to appreciate you for your genuine care and concern for the family. — Single Grandma and Lovin’ It

MacKenzie Camp is launching its 2014 season with renewed energy. At our recent board meeting several people indicated that they were willing to “step up to the plate” to serve on the board and on various committees. Our AGM with election of officers will take place Feb. 8 at St. Andrew’s United church, beginning with a thank you dinner for our sponsors at 5:30 p.m., followed by the election of officers and a review of our bylaws. The board is also excited to be hosting a Fundraising Dinner and

Auction Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m., at the Enderby Seniors Centre. All tickets which were purchased for the earlier event will be honoured. Tickets are only $10 and available at the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce office, Tonyo’s Outfitter and your local United Church. Phone to reserve a ticket at 250838 6293, or a few tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will go to complete the flooring in the Alice Large Dorm and to the Campership Fund. Our own award-win-

ning artist, Jaime Seward, is donating a print which will be up for auction, as is artist Sharon Wickstrom, together with other original paintings, baking, beautiful gift ideas and entertainment. We will need more items for the auction. Call 250-838-6293 to have items picked up, or they can be dropped off at St. Andrew’s United Church/ or at the Seniors’ Centre Feb. 22 before 3 p.m. All merchants who donate items will be recognized. MacKenzie Camp has been serving children in this area as a summer camp for 66 years, offering young people an opportunity to live in balance with nature, learn new skills and come home with friendships that last a lifetime. The camp welcomed almost 200 campers this past summer, employed 14 young people, provided leadership train-

ing for 22 future leaders, and hosted a number of events and retreats in the fall. Every child who applies is welcomed, with the camp sponsoring 72 children this year through our campership program. With the help of many local organizations and churches, $20,000 was raised for this program, with numerous children sponsored through our school program. The vision of the camp is that “all are accepted as unique, important and capable. We endeavor to inspire campers through relationships, nature and spirituality to grow and have fun.” We take very seriously our environmental responsibility in all our actions and decisions, and try hard to live in accord with nature. Your support and help is appreciated. For more information, see our Web site at www. mackenziecamp.ca.

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Buddhist Meditation Class with nun Kelsang Chenma, Jan. 31, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at W.L. Seaton Centre, 1340 Polson Dr. Class topic will be “Freeing Our Mind, Freeing Ourself.” Drop-in class consists of guided meditations and a teaching. Suggested donation $10, special rates for students and seniors. For info., www.dorjechang. ca or 250-558-0952. No fragrance please. grannies a gogo travelogue “India: Brimming with Life” presented by Mary Stebbins for Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon - South Africa Connection Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at The People Place, 3402-27th Ave, Vernon. Admission is $5 at the door. Join us for a sensory trek from southern jungle waterways, to the deserts of Rajasthan, to the Himalayan foothills of the north. See www.granniesagogo.com for more information. the ColdstreaM farMers Market Due to overwhelming community support and demand, The Coldstream Farmers Market opens now every Friday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. throughout the year except two weeks flanking New Years. Come and experience sustainable, BEE SAFE, GMO free, local food; vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, baking, gluten-free products, teas, tisanes, coffee, juice, dried herbs and samosas. We are at 9909 Kalamalka Rd. (across from Centex Gas). arMstrong seniors aCtivity Centre We are at 2520 Patterson Ave. Pool Monday to Friday at 12:30 p.m. the good Morning prograM available for people that would like a phone call once a week or so. To set this up, call Olena at 250-547-8866. falun gong/falun dafa An ancient Qi Gong practice for mind and body, falun gong relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and vitality, greatly improves physical health through five sets of gentle exercises, including a seated meditation. Suitable for people of all ages. Has benefited more than 100 million people worldwide. Based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Classes are free and held Fridays at 10 a.m. at the People Place, 340227th. For info., see www.falundafa.org Move it and Mingle for 50+ Customized fitness done at your own pace, at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club. Physical activity and socialization focused on seniors’ health education. Program provided by health professionals, sponsored by Interior Health Authority. Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Only $50 for 10 weeks. Transportation on request. Call Shannon at 778-480-4809 or e-mail Shannon@ VitalityNetworkCanada.com need a plaCe to Meet or eat? Host your events “Under the Spitfire” in our licensed lounge or attractive banquet hall at the ANAF. Affordable rates, accessible facility, ample free parking. Appetizing menu and catering selections. Contact 250-542-3277. elks friday nite suppers Join us every Friday for Vernon’s most popular and affordable Friday Nite Supper at 3103 - 30th St. (across from Greyhound). You get a home-made cooked meal that includes soup or salad, bun, dessert and coffee at 6 p.m. for only $9. Doors open at 5 p.m. Following dinner we have a mini meat draw and

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50/50. Everyone welcome. All proceeds go to children and charities in Vernon. Check out our menu on Facebook each Friday. the luMBy handyMan serviCe available for seniors and those with disabilities in an effort to help them stay in their home as long as possible. Jobs could range from fixing a leaking roof, add on a railing, repair steps, doors, windows, etc. Free estimate: call Olena at 250-547-8866. the halina Carpet Bowlers Meet Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. New carpet bowlers are welcomed; come on out for a fun afternoon of activity. We are located behind the Rec Centre at 3310-37 Ave. Info., call 250-542-2877. B.C. interior horse resCue soCiety Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent abuse of horses. Info. about membership or volunteering: 250-260-5344 or see www.bcihrs.com Cards at halina seniors Centre 50+ welcome to join in a fun game of canasta at the centre, 3310-37th Ave. Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-542-2877 for information. CarCinoid CanCer support group If you or anyone close to you has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and you are interested in joining a support group, please call Joanne at 5453967. Together we can make a difference, in our lives and the lives of others. the sChuBert Centre We have many activities for seniors 50+ to enjoy. We’re open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pool room and coffee shop are open daily. The Thrift Shop is open Monday to Friday. For more information, please call 250-549-4201.

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open auditions for staged-reading of the new play We’re Already Home Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Schubert Centre, banquet room. We are looking for actors/strong readers able to capture the emotional voice of their character. This heart-felt comedy is the story of two neighbouring Vernon families – one Muslim, one Christian – and an Okanagan spirit character, who fumble their way in and out of multi-cultural and religious misunderstandings only to find that they are more alike than they had first imagined. Characters needed: 3 males, 4 females: Ali (M, 30s-50s); Aisha (F, 30s-50s); Sila (F, 16-19); Roy (M, 35-60s); Ruth (F, 35-60s); Jacob (M, 16-19); Violet (F, 30s70s); Narrator (M/F). For further information/ character sketch and/or audition excerpt, contact Terry at alreadyhomeplay@gmail.com wonderCafé.live! in Lumby presents Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011), starring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. Askdar Schell is a nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile and pacifist. The loss of his father in the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attack turns his life around. This is a film about trauma, loss, mourning, family, and the struggle between self-destruction and self-preservation. United Church Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 1 for film and a talk. Admission by donation. Light refreshments provided. vernon puBliC art gallery Feb. 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m., the gallery, in partnership with the Okanagan Respect Network and Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan, offers an opportunity for aspiring young artists to take part in a

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feature event: practical nursing information night feb. 4

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hinking of a career as a practical nurse? Want a high paying job that’s in growing demand? Join Okanagan College at the practical nursing information night Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. in room D212, Vernon Campus. The practical nursing instructors will show you how to get the cutting edge training you need to start a career in the thriving health care industry. Hear all about the practical nursing diploma program, admission requirements and job prospects after graduation. You’ll also get information on how to fund your education and make your training a reality. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about the program and this rewarding career. Pre-registration not required, and parking is free during the session. Info., Tawnya Cameron at 250-545-7291, ext. 2309.

community art project led by Vernon artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante. Participants will attend two Saturday sessions and will create their own ceramic tile as a component to a larger mosaic piece located at Patchwork Farms at Okanagan College, which expresses the theme Respect Lives Here. No fee to participate. Maximum 10 participants. Suggested ages 12 to 18. Register: 250-545-3173 or info@vernonpublicartgallery.com. vernon puBliC art gallery hosts a talk with Amy Modahl, Feb. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m. She will discuss her artistic practice and current VPAG exhibition, dis/Order. Drop-in. Modahl is a Salmon Arm-based artist and educator. The focus of the exhibition is a text-based conceptual inquiry into the relationships of linguistics and visual arts. Admission is by donation. arMstrong indoor farMers’ Market Saturday mornings at the Odd Fellows Hall on Bridge Street, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Runs until Feb. 22. vernon Moy style tai Chi & lok hup aCtivity group Saturdays at the Schubert Centre, with Tai Chi practice class 9:30 to 11 a.m., for all who have completed a beginners class. New beginner’s class for Lok Hup is 11 a.m. to noon and open to all with some experience of this form. Both classes weekly, except for second Saturday of any month when facility not available. Each class has an economical monthly fee structure, and conducted with qualified instructors with many years of experience. We extend a warm welcome to all including drop in, who wish to practise and improve their form in this convivial setting. Info., call 250-542-9747. Meat draw at the royal Canadian legion Every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. and 50/50 at our new location, 5101-25th Ave., Vernon. Call 250-545-3295. anaf holds Meat draw Every Saturday starting 2:30 p.m., in the Spitfire Grill. Lunch and appy specials available. speCial olyMpiCs Book sale every Saturday 9 a.m. to noon at Special Olympics Vernon Store, Alpine Centre, 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd., unit #35, top row of the complex. Thousands of quality books, 15 cents to $2. All proceeds go towards operating local programs for Special Olympics Vernon.

Olympic Superhero Party Extravaganza

Presented by

Thursday, February 13 6:30pm - 11:00pm at the Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium

Tickets $25 (Adult Event)

EVENT TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! AVAILABLE AT CARNIVAL OFFICE OR ON-LINE

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Costumes, Olympic superhero games, door prizes and THE AVENGERS. Kryptonite cocktails anyone? Luscious food and drinks. Every penny of profit goes to Habitat for Humanity’s “Lend a hand to buy the land” campaign.

Book donations greatly appreciated; they may be dropped off at the store Saturday mornings or call 250-545-1287 for pick-up.

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ChroniC pain self-ManageMent prograM presented in partnership with University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging. Free six-session workshops for adults with chronic pain. To register, call 1-866-902-3767 or e-mail selfmgmt@ uvic.ca. Runs Wednesdays Feb. 19 to March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at People Place. the vernon food aCtion soCiety Community potluck dinner Feb. 3 from 6-8 p.m., Vernon library. Topic, “School and Daycare Gardens: Sustainability, Funding, Finding a Champion.” Guest speakers: Gord Hiebert, Element Eco Design, Carolyn Fletcher, Beairsto school garden. Bring a favourite dish to share, plate, cup and utensils; get inspired to grow! Everyone welcome! Special interest to teachers, child care providers, parents, new and experienced gardeners. first nations eMployMent serviCes invites the community to an open house to celebrate our new office location. We are passionate about helping individuals in a respectful manner towards their career goals. Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2916-29th St. Refreshments will be served; door prizes. Call 250-558-3345 for info. s.o.l.d. Meets Society of Open Learning & Discussion meets at People Place, 9:30 a.m. All welcome. Feb. 3: Anna Warwick Sears, chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, will provide info. session on the “Role of the Okanagan Basin Water Board throughout the Okanagan Valley.”

MEAT DRAWS Everyone Welcome!

EVERY SATURDAY 5 0 /5 0 Starts at 2 pm “The Friendliest Meat Draw in Town!”

Royal Canadian Legion

5101 25th Avenue • 250-545-3295

Super Heroes in Love

5th Annual Blues Festival

Friday, February 14 8:30pm - 12:30am • Elks Hall Tickets $20 (Adults only)

Saturday, February 15 Doors open 6:00pm - 12:00am Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium

On Valentine’s Day you won’t find a better “date”. Dress up as your favourite Super Hero and bring along your Super Hero lover. Or come as a single Super Person and meet your future Super Better Half. Or just come and join the fun! Door prizes, Super Hero trivia contest, costume prizes, snacks and dancing to Classic Rock band MACE.

Back Door Blues, Ex Nihilo vineyards and Bourbon Street Blues is proud to present this year’s mini festival of 5 amazing acts. Food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. New this year, Ex Nihilo Vineyards will be offering tastings and the dance floor is the largest in town.

Tickets $28 Must be 19+to attend

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SCHEDULE OPEN VALLEY COWBOY CHURCH

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

All are welcome at Head of the Lake Hall

Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm Fred & Christina Cardinal Larry & Flo Jontz Pastor 250-546-2449 or 250-306-8959

a community learning to love like Jesus Rev. Jeff Seaton

Sunday Morning Worship 10am

Sunday Worship & Sunday School - 10 AM

Pastor Trevor Kempner “Stewardship & Generosity”

3412 - 15 Avenue, BC V1T 6N9 t: 250-545-5941 f: 250-545-5117

Sunday: 9 am & 11 am Pastor Don Reeve: The Gospel of Mark - Freed to Follow - Part 4 Coffee Fellowship in gym between services Kids Program during both services

www.emmanuelvernon.ca Vernon Full Gospel Church

Sunday @ 10am ~ 5871 Ok Landing Rd

Message: Pastor Rachel

“New Beginnings” Kid’s Church & Teen programs www.vernonfullgospel.ca ~ 250-542-8011

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Vernon Christian Fellowship 10:00 AM

Speaker: Ray Bale

Weekly Fellowships and Youth

4506 - 29th St 545-2927

Pastoral Staff: Ray Bale & Charlie Whitley

SUNDAY 10AM Nursery and Children’s program up to age 12 Evangelical Free Church of Canada

PASTORAL STAFF

Service Times

Sunday: 1pm - Sunday School (Men, Ladies, and Children’s classes) 2pm - Main Service Nursery Provided (Ages 0-4) Thursday Prayer and Bible Study: 7pm Currently meeting at Knox Presbyterian 3701 32ave, Vernon Christ Centered, Family Focused Solid Bible preaching with the old-fashioned hymns

Richard Aulin, Pastor www.ovbc.ca 1.855.544.OVBC (6822)

Wednesday @ 7PM - Youth & Young Adult Alpha Friday @ 10AM - Seniors 3906 35A Street / 250-542-4135 Check out our website for more info and details at www.alexisparkchurch.com

 First Baptist 15th St. @ 32nd Ave. Ph: 250-542-0128 Pastor Dan Watt 10 am Sunday Worship Service

Children & Youth Korean Ministry also (한인예배)

For information on advertising in the

Church Directory

한인담당: 250-309-3162

www.fi rstbaptistvernon.net www.firstbaptistvernon.net

Call Lynnaya 250-550-7916

LARRY WOELKE PAT STICH 5661 Silver Star Road (250) 549-3095

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

Join us Sunday 10:00am Spending time in Worship and God’s Word Toddler Care available • Sunday School for ages 3-11

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

Saturday 6:30 pm Sunday 9:30 & 11:11am

FAMILY WORSHIP

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

WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN “The Spirit Without Limit”

Special Guest: Dr. Larry Walkemeyer All are Welcome

“Helping People Discover Jesus Christ & Become His Followers”

Faith Baptist Church

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One bad Durango in a good way The 2014 Dodge Durango test truck was the perfect Christmas treat. This is the perfect kind of vehicle to have when you need to cart around extra kids and family from events like skating parties to Christmas dinners to anything else that needs getting done over the festive season. With three rows of seats and seating for six or seven passengers, the Durango is a large comfortable vehicle for any large family or a family of four that needs to take extra people to soccer or hockey practice. The Durango tester was the top of line Citadel model with a beautiful two-tine interior, large polished wheels and classy looking grille. It was not fitted with winter tires but we had no skiing plans, plus all Durango models come with AWD as standard equipment. Looks I can’t remember the last time a large SUV turned heads but this model had passersby, friends, and family all taking notice. Several neighbours commented on the stylish “racetrack” rear light bar that has migrated from the Dodge Dart and Charger sedans to this big SUV for 2014. Because of standard AWD and other packaging changes, the starting price is higher than direct competitors, the Ford Explorer or Nissan Pathfinder. Both those vehicles have a base model that starts around $30,000, the Durango, in contrast, starts at $39,995 and tops out at $51,995. This Citadel model, with options, is over $60,000. The base model comes nicely equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and

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Drive The big update for 2014 is the introduction of an I can’t remember 8-speed automatic transmission to help limit the Inside the last time a large amount of fuel this big Updates to the interior SUV turned heads rig uses. When matched for 2014 include a new to the base 290hp 3.6L steering wheel that conbut this model had V6 the official fuel rating trols two new screens on passersby, friends is 12.4L/100km in the the dash. The first is the and family all taking city and 8.3L on the intuitive and very quick highway. The optional uConnect screen in the notice 5.7L V8 with 360hp uses centre of the console. All Zack Spencer much more fuel and is Durango models, except rated at 15.6L/100km in this top Citadel, get a the city and 9.1L on the 5-inch unit; this trim gets highway. Over two weeks, in almost the 8.3-inch version, which is too bad. 100 per cent city driving and short trips, The second screen is embedded in the I used a whopping 20L/100 in the city. instrument cluster and can be customIf the Durango were allowed to stretch ized. I tried my hand at this but never its legs on the open road that number really mastered it. The biggest selling would have been much better. Handling point for the Durango is the amount of space it offers over three rows for 6 or 7 passengers. My youngest son loved climbing into the third row and could actually stretch out. I even tried it out and can report that adults have plenty of room in any seat. The Citadel model came equipped with a stunning two-tone interior featuring black carpets and tan seats. This contrast won over my wife who wouldn’t have looked twice at a Durango but after the first week she admitted how much she enjoyed the experience. If you

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Predictions of Hybrid extinction are premature Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently equated hybrid vehicles to early amphibians that hopped out of the oceans, learned to survive on land and eventually disappeared. Ironically, if the electric vehicle (EV) evolved in a similar way, Tesla (an exclusively EV company) wouldn’t exist right now and this would probably be in a vibrant Hybrid Age! Despite the early birth of production EV, hybrid (HEV) and now plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales continue to rise, new models continue to arrive and at least three all-new PHEVs are expected later this year. A HEV functions just like, or similar to, a conventional gas-engine vehicle, from a driver/owner perspective. It consumes substantially less fuel, especially in an urban environment, and a regenerative braking system can greatly extend the life of brake friction pads. A PHEV increases the energy saving, money saving, and greenhouse gas reducing advantages by tapping into an electrical source and pulling relatively inexpensive electrical power off the main grid.

It then uses this energy to go further on electrical power alone. How far depends primarily on the capacity (size) of its storage battery, Hybrid vehicles but also on the drive have never been system, the terrain and weather condimore affordable tions and how the and certainly well PHEV is driven. worth consideration, Lugging around if you’re thinking a bigger battery obviously increases about buying a new the weight of a vehicle. PHEV and it takes Bob McHugh up either passenger cabin or more likely trunk cargo space. The latest lithium-ion battery packs are lighter and more compact, but the space sacrifice is something that a prospective owner must be willing to live with. Hybrid owner feedback is generally very positive

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and the fuel savings can be substantial. That said, you generally pay a premium for this technology, but that gap is rapidly narrowing. Last year, GM slashed $5,000 off the price of its popular Chevrolet Volt, the best selling PHEV on the market. While GM marketing promotes the Volt as an “extended range” electric vehicle, as its road wheels are always driven by an electric motor, it’s still classified as a PHEV. A small on-board gas engine generates electricity, when necessary. The new Honda Accord Hybrid (a HEV) further blurs the differences between HEV and PHEV, as it uses the same two-motor powertrain used in the Accord Plug-in Hybrid (a PHEV edition that’s currently only sold in selected markets). At speeds under 80 km/h the road wheels are driven by an electric motor and its Atkinson cycle gas engine is only used to generate electrical power, when needed. The current list price for an Accord EX-L is $29,455 and the Accord Hybrid starts

at $29,590, which is only $135 more. The top-line Accord Touring V6 sells for $35,400 and the Touring edition of Accord Hybrid is $36,690, just an extra $290. The price differential is almost non-existent. Choosing HEV or PHEV boils-down to whether an owner can take full advantage of the plug-in electrical storage feature and normal driving commutes are within the electric-only speed and distance range of the PHEV. A low-speed urban driving commute allowing the PHEV to be charged at home overnight and topped-up again while at work, during the day, would be an ideal scenario. While the popularity of hybrid vehicles continues to grow, barring a sudden spike in the price of oil/gasoline, a meteoric rise in the popularity of alternatives to the old reliable gas engine vehicle is unlikely. Then again, who knows what the future, or the next twist in evolution, will bring. Hybrid vehicles have never been more affordable and certainly well worth consideration, if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

The rough country dream machine Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011 to 2013 on Laredo X and standard on Limited and OverThe redesigned 2011 Grand Cherokee was still land. This system is capable of sending 100 per unmistakably a Jeep, even though it came with cent of drive to either the front or rear axle and an all-new chassis and body. has a selectable low range, which is important It was offered with an impressively wide range for demanding off-road use. of basic hardware choices that included three Then there’s Quadra-Drive II. This was optional 4x4 systems, an optional Quadra-Lift air suspenon the Laredo X, Limited and Overland and adds an electronic limited-slip differential that can sion system and two engines. concentrate up to 100 per cent of The standard engine is a drive to a single wheel. It also comes 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 and other with Hill Descent Control and Hill than some early production line It has been a top Start Assist systems. glitches, (see recalls) it’s a pretThe optional (Quadra Lift) air ty reliable, fuel efficient modern performer in both government and suspension can lower or raise (to a unit. A big improvement on maximum of 27 cm) the ride height. the previous 3.7 V6, the 3.6 V6 independent crash It has a Park Mode that drops to features 24-valves and variable tests. its lowest (making it easier for valve timing and can produce passengers to get in or out) and an 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. Bob McHugh Aero Mode that automatically lowers of torque. And fuel economy is the Grand Cherokee at highway speeds for rated at: 13.0/8.9 L/100 km (city/highway). improved aerodynamics and stability. That’s considerably better than the optional In addition to being a more rigid platform, the 5.7-litre V8 hemi engine, which is rated at 15.7 new chassis gave Grand Cherokee a 13 cm L/100 km in the city and 10.6 L/100 km on the longer wheelbase and a new independent rear highway. The pulling power (390 lb-ft of torque) suspension. High-speed handling and highway of the big V8 engine, however, helps to more ride comfort, particularly for rear seat passenthan double the potential towing capability of gers, was noticeably improved. the Grand Cherokee, from 1588 kg to 3266 kg. A new top-line SRT edition of Grand Cherokee, Both engines are mated to a five-speed autowith a 6.4-litre V8 hemi engine, was added for matic transmission. the 2012 model year. A six-speed automatic The Laredo and Laredo X trim levels come transmission also replaced five-speed automatic with Quadra-Trac I, a full-time 4x4 system that with the 5.7-litre V8 and a U-connect handsdistributes drive 48/52 front-to-rear, but no lowfree phone feature became a standard on all range is provided. Quadra-Trac II was optional

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Price Check: 2011 - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee (January 2014)

versions. No significant changes were made for the 2013 model year and the big news for 2014 is the introduction of a diesel engine edition plus a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The iconic Jeep brand’s popular premium luxury utility vehicle, the Grand Cherokee has been around for more than twenty years. A generally good reliability record has helped 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee make it a Consumer Reports “Recommended” buy and safety-wise it has been a top performer in both government and independent crash tests. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love the Jeep Grand Cherokee. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

Safety Recalls: 2011 - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012 – Debris in the cylinder block (from the manufacturing process) of 3.6L engine could cause connecting rod bearing and crankshaft bearing damage. Abnormal engine performance may be noticed and in some cases the engine could fail. Dealers will replace the engine assembly.

Drives-U-Crazy Roundabout rebels My peeve is people who “crash” thru a roundabout, writes reader John Haygarth.

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is already in, let them continue. Do not “cut” them off as

2012

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many do here in Penticton. Before reaching your exit, you

2013

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$33,000 to $38,000

signal right to let others know they can enter. They are

Approaching one, you slow down and look left. If someone

a great way to filter traffic different ways without traffic Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage,

lights and if used correctly can actually speed up your trip.

usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

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Ida Schartner Reimer was born to John and Rebecca Schartner at Sunnyslope, Alberta on March 14, 1922. She unedžpectedly leŌ us to meet her Saǀior in the early morninŐ hours oĨ January 2ϯ, 2Ϭ14, at nearly 92 years oĨ aŐe.

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She spent her childhood and teen years on the Ĩamily Ĩarm where her Ĩather also had a Ňour mill. She receiǀed her schoolinŐ at the ucŬeye school, 2 Ъ miles east oĨ her childhood home near Sunnyslope. Mother responded to the >ord͛s call to salǀaƟon, edžperienced the new birth, and then receiǀed bapƟsm on June 2ϯ, 19ϯ4, oĸciated by Minister Abe ' nsnj, thus becominŐ a member oĨ the hurch oĨ 'od in hrist, Mennonite. She loǀed her Saǀior deeply and was true to ,im and the Ĩaith unƟl her death. then she was 19 years old she moǀed with her parents to rooŬed reeŬ, Alberta. It was there that she met and Ĩell in loǀe with ,enry Reimer, who asŬed Ĩor her hand in marriaŐe. dhey were married on April 2ϲ, 1942, and shared the ũoys and sorrows oĨ liĨe Ĩor almost 44 years. dheir marriaŐe was blessed with Ĩour sons and two dauŐhters. In 194ϴ they moǀed to AbbotsĨord, riƟsh olumbia where they Ĩarmed, later moǀinŐ to arbon, Alberta. In 19ϲϯ they moǀed bacŬ to riƟsh olumbia where they seƩled in the nderby area, beinŐ one oĨ the ĨoundinŐ Ĩamilies oĨ this new conŐreŐaƟon. Kur Ĩather died on March ϯ1, 19ϴϲ, leaǀinŐ mom lonely and anƟcipaƟnŐ her home in heaǀen. ,er heartstrinŐs were broŬen aŐain when her son, RoŐer, died in Kctober oĨ 199Ϭ. Mom was a widow Ĩor more than 2ϳ years. &or the past sidž years we haǀe been blessed to haǀe Mary Andres ũoin our Ĩamily to become mom͛s personal careŐiǀer. dhanŬ you Mary. te would also liŬe to edžpress our sincere appreciaƟon Ĩor the wonderĨul care mom receiǀed Ĩrom the octors and careŐiǀers at WarŬǀiew Wlace in nderby. Mother was a ǀery carinŐ and loǀinŐ person, edžtendinŐ uncondiƟonal loǀe to her Ĩamily and all those who came into her liĨe. She was ǀery ready to talŬ to others about the Jesus she loǀed, belieǀinŐ that she could taŬe her burdens to ,im and leaǀe them there. She was a much loǀed mother, Őrandmother, and Ĩriend.

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dhose leŌ to cherish precious memories are͗ dauŐhterͲinͲlaw, erna, oĨ ArmstronŐ, ͖ dauŐhterͲinͲlaw, Susan oĨ >one uƩe, ͖ Iris and &red Isaac oĨ &ountain Run, <entucŬy͖ MaƩ and <aren Reimer oĨ ow Island, Alberta͖ Reuben and Janet Reimer oĨ ArmstronŐ, ͖ Watricia and Jerry Isaac oĨ nderby, ͖ yron and ,olly Reimer oĨ ArmstronŐ, ͖ 2ϴ Őrandchildren, ϲϯ Őreat Őrandchildren, and one Őreat Őreat Őrandchild͖ one brother, &red Schartner oĨ 'rand Wrairie, Alberta, and one sister, Ronjella and Alǀie sau oĨ Red eer, Alberta.

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dhe &uneral Serǀices was held on Monday morninŐ, January 2ϯrd Ĩrom the hurch oĨ 'od in hrist, Mennonite, 'ardom >aŬe Road, nderby at 11 a.m. with Ministers Robert <lassen and raiŐ dhiessen oĸciaƟnŐ. Interment Ĩollowed in the Ĩamily plot in liīside emetery, nderby. Wallbearers were the Őrandsons, ean Reimer, RicŬ Isaac, Iǀan Reimer, Joel Reimer, Ramon Isaac and >oŐan Reimer.

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Affordable handyman services. Dump Runs, Lawn Care. Pressure Washing. Will do pretty much anything. Large or small. Kris 250-308-4100.

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434 International tractor, loader chains blade, $6,000 obo 250-545-8915

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

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Wanted: We Buy, Sell & Trade Worldwide Military Items such as Medals, Badges, Uniforms, Bayonets & Swords. Simon’s coins, 290632nd St. 250-308-1522. We accept debit, visa,master card.

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$220 for fir/cord, local delivery free, Apple wood also aval 250-540-7873 Fir firewood $85 pickup load, delivered 250-545-9708 leave message

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CALL DODDS AUCTION 250-545-3259 2 year old 18 cubic ft., white westinghouse fridge,$200 firm, 250-547-9890. GE water softener & GE conditioner, like new. $500 obo 250-542-6776 NEED BUILDING PLANS New or renovation. Call Okanagan Blue Print. 250-558-8791

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

Mobile Homes & Parks

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Moving to Mexico Sale! Beautiful 4 Piece Espresso Bedroom Set $500.Glass Dining Room Table With 4 Chairs $275.Glass Coffee Table $75.Cream Coloured Convertible Crib/Toddler Bed with Mattress $300.Arm Chair $100.42” Hisense Flat Screen T.V. $250 Everything MUST GO! Call 250-550-4917.

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. Mobile home in park near Lumby. Open space, laminate flooring, no carpets. Asking $35,000 firm 250-547-6155

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Like new, cost over $3400, selling for $700. 250-558-1483 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-306-8489 for details. New AT&T phone answering & 3 handpieces $50. HP color copier $45 firm 250-260-4435 WANTED: Good used furniture, beds & appliances. Phone Furniture Emporium, 250-545-0240

Coin Op Washing/Dryer machines. Any condition. Can pick up. 250-549-0644 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!

Wanted: We Buy, Sell & Trade Canadian, US & World Coins, Gold & Silver Bullion, Placer & Scrap Gold. Simon’s Coins, 2906- 32nd St. 250308-1522. We accept debit, visa,master card.

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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

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

1&2 bdrm,d/t, avail now,no pets, heat & hotwater incl. $600-$750. 250-260-8454

Willow Manor, 1 & 2 bdrm reno’d suites. 50+ Walk to shops $625 & up. 250-938-5704

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm, util incl., large, near Fulton school, renovated, w/d hook-up, cat ok, no dogs, on bus route. $925. util incl. 250542-4310, 250-308-9738. Large 2-bdrm upper suite in fourplex, adult oriented, close to Kin Beach, n/s, n/p, util incl $825. (250)351-4181. Main floor, 2bdrm, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, w/laundry, close d/t, $950 incl., util., n/s,n/p. Adult oriented. 250-306-4088.

Homes for Rent 1bdrm Lavington area, gas heat, available immediately 250-309-5956 2bdrm + den on 1/3 acre, lrg master bed, well kept mobile, can be partially furnished. Ref a must, Myriad & OK Landing, Will consider small dog. Avl Feb 15, $1200. 250-558-7711 2bdrms, downtown near Schubert Centre,55+ storage & carport, small pet ok, N/S. $925/mo 250-542-6391 3bdrm in Falkland w/sun room, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, large fenced yard, large kitchen & lvng room, w/d, n/s, n/p $900/mo 250-306-2569

Motels,Hotels 1BDRM, quiet, NO/S, kitchenette, walk-out. Weekly/monthly $600-$630. Call 250-558-6837

Rooms for Rent Furnished rooms for rent. $425-$450 incl util & cable. Call 250-550-4740.

Shared Accommodation 1bdrm, D.T. from $475 incl.util. furniture, cable. N/P, N/S. 250-549-0644 Executive Home Middleton Mountain- Shared Looking for a temporary to mid-term furnished living arrangement? This is a rare opportunity to share a very large executive home in Vernon. You would have entire lower floor with bdrm/bath. Absolutely gorgeous home with city views, gourmet kitchen, big screen TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, hot tub and more. If you are a single person, non-smoker, non-partier.Great price, all utilities included. Available February 1st. Not suitable for Seniors. If you have a compatible lifestyle and tons of positive energy please call 250-3074478 for more details. Quiet, central, near bus, incl/int, appls, $390+util, DD required. 250-549-7418 ROOM $450+ cable - Fridge, utils incl, shared kitchen, bath, laundry, bus rte, lower East Hill. Aval Feb 1 250-558-3579 Wanted active, working senior wishes to share your home. Willing to cook & do light house duties in exchange for room and board. Good ref.NS. 250-308-9283

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

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Cars - Domestic 2006 Buick Allure CX, 96,782 km, Grey, Lady Driven, exc cond. $6900. (250)549-3696

Cars - Sports & Imports 1999 Toyota Corolla, 290k 5spd standard, a/c, cruise $1500 obo 250-547-2381

New large 1-bdrm, in modern subdivision overlooking Enderby $650.incl util/int/cable, suits mature non smoker, Avail immed. 250-838-2323

Scrap Car Removal #1Summit Auto Recycling, fair value for your unwanted vehicles 250-307-8869 AAA SCRAP REMOVAL. WE WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS PRICING, 250-801-4199

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Auto Accessories/Parts FREE Removal of unwanted vehicles etc. Dead or Alive Auto Recycling. Call Leo (250)550-5245 RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINES 2 Year, 60,000 km, Warranty. 250-542-2685.

Armstrong, clean 1700sqft spacious home 4bdrms, 2.5bath, lrge kitchen, huge yard, deck, dbl garage, n/s, n/p $1250+util 250-833-6179

1bdrm near town & hospital. Laundry, own heat, w/d, n/p, n/s, you pay tv/internet only. $725/mo 250-542-6349 1BDRM suite, avail immed, $650/mo incl. hydro, n/s, n/p, no parties. 250-307-5255, 250-549-6747

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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